Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 2000

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PHANEUF, MARGARET M., 75, of Waterbury, died March 2. Born in 1924 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Teresa (Ferguson) and John Burns McKechnie. In 1942, she married John Phaneuf, who died in 1974. She graduated from St. Anne's Academy in Marlboro, Mass. and worked for the Diamond Shoe Co. there as a seamstress. In 1967, she moved to Waterbury and worked at the Lobster Pot Restaurant in Montpelier later becoming a psychiatric technician at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. She retired in 1980. Her memberships included St. Andrew's Catholic Church. Survivors include her mother; a daughter, Laura-lee Marie Phaneuf; a son, Michael; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

EWEN, ARNOLD J., 40, formerly of Hardwick, died Feb. 22. Born in 1959 in Hardwick, he was the son of Bernard and Thelma (Gochey) Ewen. He attended schools in Woodbury, Greensboro and Hazen Union High School. In 1981, he married Diane Bachert. He was employed at Cody Chevrolet in Berlin and Barcomb Motors in Hardwick. More recently he worked for A-1 Autobody in Nevada. Survivors include two daughters, Jennifer Ewen and Jessie Ewen; his mother; six brothers; four sisters.

HOWARD, JANIS L., 35, of Barre, died March 2. Born in 1965 in Barre, she was the daughter of Ervin and Marcia (Lilley) St. Cyr. She attended elementary school in Calais and U-32 High School. She worked in the housekeeping department at Central Vermont Hospital and later at a day care center in Plainfield. Survivors include two sons, Dana Howard and Shayne Howard; her mother; a brother; several cousins; two nieces; aunts and uncles.

STORR, BERNICE A., 87, of Montpelier died March 3. Born in 1912 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of William and Ruby (Demas) Thompson. She attended schools in Middletown, Conn. In 1942, she married Thornton Storr. She had worked as a secretary in the Hartford and Middletown areas. She moved to Ravena, N.Y. and was a seamstress in a women's lingerie factory. In 1993, she moved to Montpelier. She was an accomplished organist who wrote and arranged her own music. Survivors include her husband, Thornton Storr; one daughter, Brenda Thow; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her special friend, Adele Pukel.

STORY, BARBARA B., 78, formerly of Waitsfield and more recently from Hancock, died March 3. Born in 1922 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of William and Carolyn (Bover) Graves. She graduated from Waitsfield High School and Johnson Normal School. She returned to Johnson State College to receive her Human Services degree. In 1942, she married Lee Story, who died in 1985. She taught elementary education in Hancock, Waitsfield and Granville. She and her husband moved to Connecticut, where she worked as an engineering aide at Pratt & Whitney. They returned to Hancock in 1968. Her memberships included the Rochester Federated Church. Survivors include her daughter, Dr. Carol Story; three brothers; one sister; many nieces and nephews; her adopted family, the Keith Jesso family of Hancock.

ROCK, KATHLEEN, 82, of So. Barre, died March 5. Born in 1918 in So. Barre, she was the daughter of Euclid and Sadie (George) Rock. She graduated from Spaulding High School, Goddard College and the University of Vermont. She had worked at Granite City Creamery and the Barre Recreation Department. She later worked for Jones Brothers Granite Co., Houle-Giudici Granite Co. and retired from S. L. Garand Granite Co. of Montpelier. She was a member of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include a brother, Euclid Rock.

HAGGETT, BEATRICE M., 86, of Berline, died March 6. Born in 1913 in Moretown, she was the daughter of Douglas J.A. and Hortense (Sturtevant) Cooke. She graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1933, she married Willard H. McManis and later she married Clifton Haggett, who predeceased her. She was a realtor in Vermont and Florida and was also a baker in Vermont and Connecticut. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Montpelier. Survivors include three daughters, Janet Lane, Patricia Huckins and Rosalie McManis; three sons, Michael McManis, Willard McManis and Roger McManis; a brother; a sister; 20 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.

JOHNSON, TREVA, 88, formerly of Montpelier and more recently from Littleton, Mass. Born in 1911 in Kansas, she was the daughter of Everett and Lillian (White) Agnew. She was educated in Kansas and became an elementary school teacher. She moved to Connecticut in the early 1920s. Survivors include five grandchildren, Amy Moore, Marybeth Lincoln, Jay Lincoln, Joanna Ramsgaard and Alyson McHugh; 11 great-grandchildren.

CONTI, VIOLA G., 76, of Montpelier, died March 6. Born in 1924 in West Berlin, she was the daughter of Fred and Ola (Warren) Wheeler. She attended elementary school in West Berlin and graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1953, she married Vincent Conti, her died in 1964. She worked for the War Department in Washington, D.C., Russell Asbestos Mill in Northfield Falls, the former Heaton Hospital in Montpelier and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles. Survivors include her son, Vincent Jr.; her daughter, Alida (Conti) Van Den Berg; two granddaughters; two grandsons; a step-granddaughter; one sister; three brothers; 50 nieces and nephews; many grand and great-grandnieces and nephews.

DOWNING, ALICE IRENE C., 59, of Chelsea, died March 3. Born in 1940 in Barre, she was the daughter of Albert and Lydia (Waite) Coburn. She graduated from Chelsea High School. In 1961, she married Byron R. Downing. She was an actuary for National Life Insurance Co., retiring in 1995. She also served as assistant town clerk in Chelsea. Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Jackson and Amy Kerr; four grandchildren.

DECOTEAU, GERALD J., 84, of Barre, died March 6. Born in 1915 in Williamstown, he was the son of Joseph and Cleora (Wilfore) DeCoteau. He was educated in the Barre School system. In 1935, he married Ellen Regina McGrath, who died in 1984. He was an innkeeper all his life, with his wife. Survivors include his daughter, Patricia Baril; his grandchildren, David, Mark and Marie Ellen; his great-grandchildren; one nephew; a very special cousin, Mrs. Rupert (Glenna) George.

McCARTHY, MARK E., 30, of Montpelier, died March 7. Born in 1969 in Boston, Mass., he was the son of Karen Hovland and Mark McCarthy. He moved to Stowe in 1979 and attended Stowe Elementary School and graduated from Stowe High School and Johnson State College. Survivors include his mother; his father; a sister, Kristen McCarthy.

McDONOUGH, DOROTHEA E., 69, of Moretown, died March 7. Born in 1930 in Lynn Brook, N.Y., she was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Sullivan) Fisher. She graduated from Lynbrook High School and attended Brown Business School. In 1948, she married Charles D. McDonough. She was a board member and past president of the Central Vermont Association for Retarded Citizens. She was co-founder of the Serving Group for Special Needs People at Bethany Church, Montpelier and volunteered for the Adult Developmental Disabilities Center in Barre. She was the legal guardian for two mentally challenged and physically handicapped women. She was a member of St. Patrick Church in Moretown. Survivors include her husband; her children, Cheryl McDonough, Patricia Gillespie, Kathleen Sagendorf, Charles McDonough and James McDonough; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

NELSON, EDWIN C., 92, of Vershire, died March 6. Born in 1908 in Perth Amboy, N.J., he was the son of Andrew and Alma (Olsen) Nelson. He attended Vershire schools and in 1935, married Etta May (Childs) Nelson. He worked on the family farm and the road crew for the town of Vershire and was a member of the Vershire Bible Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Elsie Burbank and Sylvia Palmer; a sister; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

KING, ALICE TOMKIEVICH, 69, of Barre, died March 9. Born in 1930 in East Hartford, Conn., she was the daughter of Stanley and Edna (King) Tomkievich. After the death of her parents at age 10, she was adopted by her grandparents, Victor and Louisa (Hopewell) King. She graduated from Wellesley College in Mass. and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology. She married Donald S. Barber, M.D. and they made their home in Johnson and later she moved to Essex Jct. She was a homemaker and had been a medical technician in earlier years. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Barber and Penny Barber; one son, Robert; three grandchildren; an uncle and aunt; cousins.

ROBBINS, DONALD G., SR., 88, of Barre, died March 10. Born in 1911 in Burlington, he was the son of Martin and Eva (Cross) Robbins. He attended high school in Burlington and served in the Army during WWII. In 1943, he married Olive Green, who predeceased him. They moved to Barre from Montpelier in 1950. He was an interior decorator and salesman at the Hooker Furniture Store, Chellis Collins Home Furnishings and Kendall Lawson Furniture Store. He later managed the Carpet Center in Berlin and Barre. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Briggs; a son, Donald Jr.; a sister; two grandchildren.

BOUCHER, STELLA H., 96, of Montpelier, died March 10. Born in Frelighburg, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Edward and Georgina (Boucher) Demers. In 1923, she married John Boucher, who died in 1775. She was a member of St. Augustine's Church. Survivors include a daughter, Muriel Boucher; a son, Leon Downing; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

BELOIN, BARBARA ANN (BALLARD), 68, of Barre, died March 10. Born in 1932 in Newport, she was the daughter of Lyman and Ruth (Wilbur) Ballard. She graduated from Canaan Memorial High School and from Maine General Hospital School of Nursing. In 1954, she married Raymond Beloin May. She worked at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire and at Goddard College. She retired from Berlin Health and Rehab. Center in 1994. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Stephen, Peter and Michael; two daughters, Michael Beloin and Stephanie Magnan; one sister; 10 grandchildren.

CALCAGNI, EDA, 91, of Barre, died March 11. Born in 1908 in Barre, she was the daughter of Alberto and Grazia (Restelli) Albinola. She attended Spaulding High School. In 1934, she married Frank Calcagni, who died in 1966. She had worked as a sales clerk at Gladstone's Shoe Store in Barre. She was a member of the North Barre Chapel and Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Elaine Spaulding; two sons, Robert and Michael; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

BELL, LEONA F., 69, of Northfield, died March 9. Born in 1930 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Roland and Josephine (Johnson) Jarvis. She attended Northfield schools. In 1946, she married Robert Bell, who died in 1988. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Survivors include a son, Wayne; three daughters, Marie Works, Sandra Baker and Carol Bell; a brother; two sisters; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

DICKINSON, MELVIN R. "PETE", 69, of Roxbury, died March 12. Born in 1930 in Roxbury, he was the son of Myrle and Ruth Mae (Demar) Dickinson. He graduated from Northfield High School. In 1952, he married Florence Wheeler. He worked at Northfield Woolen Mills and at Cetrangolo Finishing, retiring in 1993. He was also fire chief in Roxbury for more than 10 years. He was a member of the Roxbury Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Gary; a daughter, Violet Baker; three brothers; three sisters; four grandchildren; a step-grandchild.

PERREAULT, ROBIN L., 46, of Tampa, Fla., died Feb. 29. Born in 1953 at Fort Devens, Mass., she attended St. Monica Elementary and Marion High School in Barre, and Daniel Webster Junior College in N.H. She was employed at National Life Insurance Co. and relocated to Florida in 1980, where she became president of Retirement Plan Services Inc. Survivors include her parents, Albert and Simmone Perreault; two sisters, Darice and Lisa Perreault; one brother, Michael; two nieces; one nephew.

CURRIER, EUNICE E., 79, of Moretown, died March 13. Born in 1920 in Walden, she was the daughter of Arthur and Edna (Gates) Fletcher. She graduated from Becker Business College and in 1910, married Gordon C. Currier. She worked for the Vermont Dept. of Highways, retiring in 1981. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Marilyn Shaw, Eunice Rubas, Helen Wilder and Cindy Reed; a son, Joe; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.

DOMENICHELLI, DANTE J., 88, of Barre City, died March 13. Born in 1911 in Barre, he was the son of Primo and Alfonsa (Zambelli) Domenichelli. He attended Barre schools and served in the Marine Corps during WWII. After the war, he and Walter Lanfranconi operated Dan and Walt's Service Station in Barre. He later operated Dan's Flying A Station and Getty Station, also in Barre. In 1941, he married Laura Rossi, who died in 1985. He was a member of the St. Monica's Church. Survivors include a son, Claude; two grandsons; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews.

FAVREAU, MARIE J., 62, of Brookfield, died March 6. Born in 1938 in Holyoke, Mass., she was the daughter of Raul and Cecile (Ritchott) Bonneau. She moved to Vermont in 1992. She had worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, retiring in 1991. She was a former communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Mass. Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Favreau; a daughter, Dodi Favreau; a brother; a sister.

PIERCE, ELAINE M., 84, of Randolph, died March 14. Born in 1915 in Richford, she was the daughter of Mark and Sadie (Carlisle) Osgood. She graduated from Randolph High School and in 1934, married Albert Pierce. She worked at the Van Raalte Co. and was a nursing assistant at Gifford Memorial Hospital. Survivors include a son, Michael; a daughter, Naomi Adams; three brothers; two sisters; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

GAYLORD, H. COLIN, 73, of Brookfield, died March 14. Born in 1926 in Randolph, he was the son of Arthur and Ivah (Richardson) Gaylord. He attended Brookfield and Barre schools and served in the Navy during WWII. After the war, he returned home and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1954, he married Elizabeth Krawczyki. He worked for the town of Brookfield, serving as road commissioner and retiring in 1989. Survivors include his wife; his mother; three daughters, Cindy Bryan, Kelly Tucker and Lisa Williams; a son, Scott; a sister; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

PRESCOTT, RICHARD G., 50, of Waitsfield, died March 14. Born in 1950 in Charlotte, N.C., he was the son of Winthrop and Mary Prescott. He graduated from New Canaan (Conn.) High School and from Franklin Pierce College. He was married to Doriann (Perriotti) Prescott. He was employed as a carpenter in the Mad River Valley. Survivors include three daughters, Emily, Caitlin and Elisa; three sisters; several nieces and nephews.

WHITCOMB, LIZZIE, 95, of Marshfield, died March 15. Born in 1904 in Marshfield, she was the daughter of Merton and Pearl (Cotton) Potter. She attended Marshfield schools and married Harmon Whitcomb, who died in 1964. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, Albert; a daughter, Mary Lunt; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; a brother; four sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

CHASE, ELMER C., 82, formerly of Montpelier and more recently of Battle Creek, Mich., died March 16. Born in 1917 in Montpelier, he was the son of Eugene and Maud (Ryan) Chase. He attended school in Vermont and served in the Army during WWII. In 1941, he married Betty Avery. He worked for the City of Battle Creek until his retirement. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Kathy Jean Chase and Wendy Sue Chase.

CLARK, EDWIN P., 85, of Montpelier, died March 13. Born in Marshfield, he was the son of Arthur and Mary May (LaPoint) Clark. He attended Montpelier Seminary. In 1935, he married Nellie Payette, who died in 1994. He operated Eddie Clark's Used Car Exchange in East Montpelier. Survivors include his companion, Pauline Loso; a son, Edwin; two daughters, Linda Royce and Mary Jane Porter; a brother; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

MARCEAU, DOROTHY B., 88, of Northfield, died March 17. Born in 1911 in Berlin, she was the daughter of Harry and Luna (Morse) Cook. She attended Northfield schools. In 1933, she married Joseph Marceau, who died i 1956. She was a bookkeeper for her husband's many businesses. Survivors include two sons, Richard and Kenneth; a daughter, Gloria Hobson; a sister; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.

HOLLAND, JOHN PATRICK, 72, of Barre, died March 15. Born in 1927 in Montpelier, he was the son of James and Mary (Conlin) Holland. He was educated at St. Michael's High School and graduated from Bryant College in R.I. He served in the Navy during WWII. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a son, Peter; a daughter, Joan Adams; two grandchildren; a sister; two nieces; three nephews.

CATE, HAZEL G., 73, of Barre, died March 15. Born in 1927 in Wakefield, Mass., she was the daughter of Leslie and Irene (Merrill) Rogers. She graduated from Spaulding High School and in 1970, married Frank Cate. She was employed at Sprague Electric, Malden Mills and was a weaver in the textile industry. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Diane Fadden and Merrilee Perrine; a son, Norman Trombley; a sister; a brother; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

CHURCHILL, PERCY M., 76, of Cabot, died March 16. Born in 1924 in Craftsbury, he was the son of Fred and Lotto (LaPlant) Churchill. He attended Hyde Park public schools and in 1947, married Pauline (Davis) Churchill. He purchased the family farm, operating it until retirement in 1993. He was a member of the United Church of Cabot. Survivors include four sons, Melvin, Walter, Fred and Andrew; two brothers; four sisters; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins.

PARTRIDGE, A. MAURICE, 82, of Barre City, died March 18. Born in 1917 in Washington, he was the son of J. Arthur and Ruth (Hood) Partridge. He graduated from Spaulding High School and joined the Navy, serving during WWII. He retired in 1983 as a diesel mechanic with the Hill-Martin Corp. in Barre. In 1943, he married Mae Chamberlin, who died in 1987. He was a member of the Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, William; a granddaughter; two brothers; one sister; nieces and nephews.

RUSS, BURNETTA E., 92, formerly of Bethel and more recently of Scottsdale, Ariz., died March 17. Born in 1907 in Royalton, she was the daughter of Theodore and Mattie (Cassidy) Norman. She was raised by William and Gertrude Vesper and Nina Davis of Royalton. She attended Royalton schools. In 1924, she married Harold Russ, who died in 1986. She was a nanny for several area families and a caregiver in private homes. She also sewed for the Van Raalte Co. of Randolph. She attended local churches. Survivors include a son, Stanley; two daughters, Veda Storto and Shirley Gates; three sisters; a brother; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

WILLIAMS, R. BRIAN, 42, formerly of East Montpelier and more recently of Canaan, N.H., died March 29. Born in 1957, he was the son of Laura and W. Harry Williams Jr. He attended U-32 High School and Johnson State College. He was employed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital and then worked for the U.S. Postal Service. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Eric and Matthew; a daughter, Stephanie Williams; his mother; two half-brothers.

BROCHU, FERNAND G., 72, of Hardwick, died March 22. Born in 1927 in Hardwick, he was the son of Odias and Aurore (Ferland) Brochu. He was a farmer most of his life and operated a contract mail route, retiring in 1985. He served in the Army from 1046-47. Survivors include five sons, Fernand G., Kevin, Gaeton, John and Denis; a daughter, Laurette Davis; five sisters; two grandsons.

VASSEUR, ADRIEN R., 70, of Barre Town, died March 21. Born in 1929 in Westford, he was the son of Leon and Emma (Gratton) Vasseur. He attended the Waitsfield School. In 1975, he married Ethel Demers Holden. He was employed as a foreman at Rock of Ages, retiring in 1984. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Carol Blakey; four sons, Dennis, Douglas, Richard and Donald; a stepson, Robert Holden; three sisters; three brothers; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

FOLINAS, MARJORIE H., 95, formerly of Montpelier, died March 20. Born in 1904 in Carlsbad, N.M., she was the daughter of John and Sarah (Echols) Williams. She received her education in Carlsbad and in 1925, married Achilles C. Folinas. They moved to Montpelier, where they owned and operated Pine's Restaurant through the 1950s. They moved Florida, retiring in 1969. She was a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Ormand Beach, FL. Survivors include her daughter, Sister Helen Folinas; her son, George; one granddaughter; one grandson; four great-grandchildren. 

AMET, GEORGIA S., 81, of Barre City, died March 24. Born in 1918 in Lowell, Mass., she was the daughter of Peter and Mary (Alexopoulos) Savas. She graduated from Lowell High School and later attended Lowell Commercial College. In 1949, she married Francis W. Amet, who died in 1994. She had worked for the Veterinarian Services Division of the U.S. Government Dept. of Agriculture from 1949-1955 and returned to that office in 1965, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) of Barre. Survivors include a son, Brian Amet; a daughter, Karen Fondry; two grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters; numerous nieces and nephews.

CURTIS, JANE C., 76, of Barre Town, died March 24. Born in 1924 in Mooers, N.Y., she was the daughter of Martin and Katherine (Alleyn) Curtis. She graduated from high school in Mooers, N.Y. She moved to Barre Town with her family and helped operate the family farm. She was a member of St. Monica's Church Parish. Survivors include her brother, Alleyn; and other distant relatives.

NAPP, E. EDWARD, M.D., 93, of Northfield, died March 15. Born in 1907 in New York City, he was the son of Joseph and Rose (Caputo) Napp. He graduated from Columbia University and New York Medical College. In 1938, he married Ruth Helen Marschalk, who died in 1980. He served in the Navy Medical Corps during WWII. His medical career spanned 50 years. He practiced and taught obstetrics and gynecology in New York City, was a clinical professor at New York City Medical College, director of gynecology at Bird S. Coler Memorial Hospital and attending physician at Metropolitan Hospital. He retired in 1987. Survivors include a daughter, Ruth; a sister, Agnes Limoli.

MILLER, CAROLYN F., 80, of Waterbury, died March 20. Born in 1920 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of Fred and Pearl (Russell) Fahner. She graduated from the former Waterbury High School and in 1957, married Edward Miller. She was employed at the Vermont State Hospital as a psychiatric technician and later worked as the bookkeeper for Miller Construction of Waterbury Center, which she helped operate with her husband. Survivors include her husband; a son, Edmund; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister; nieces and nephews.

DAVIS, MICHAEL GEORGE, 28, formerly of Berlin, died Feb. 25. Born in 1971 in Berlin, he was the son of Linda Williamson Davis and Arthur G. Davis Jr. He attended Lamoille Union and Spaulding High School and in 1994, married Judy Vorbeau. He had moved to Laconia, N.H. after residing in both Bradford and Loudon. He was a member of the United Church of Warner, N.H. Survivors include his daughters, Elizabeth Gabrielle Burke and Elizabeth Anne Davis; his mother; his father; two sisters; one brother; four nephews; one niece; his grandmother; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

RIBI, ANGELO, 86, of Randolph, died March 26. Born in 1913 in Royalton, he was the son of Battista and Delfina (Paini) Ribi. He attended Royalton schools. He had lived most of his live in Bethel, moving to Randolph in 1996. In 1943, he married Rose (Marsigli) Ribi, who died in 1969. In 1981, he married Rachel M. Durkee. He was a foreman for the Vermont Highway Dept., retiring in 1975. Survivors include his wife; a stepson, Clayton Carpenter; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Arbuckle; a sister, Olga Fyles; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

MENARD, CHARLES HENRY, JR., 54, of Barre City, died March 26. Born in 1946 in Barre, he was the son of Charles Henri and Eileen (Kelliher) Menard Sr. He attended St. Monica Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the St. Monica's Church Parish. He had worked for the Street Dept. of the City of Barre. Survivors include a half-brother, Norman Bacon; a sister, Dianne Menard; a half-sister, Betsey Anne Fugere; four nieces; four nephews; uncles, aunts and cousins.

RICKER, ROSE, 68, of Vershire, died March 25. Born in 1931, she was the daughter of C. Wellington and Marcia (Godfrey) Titus. She attended Vershire schools. In 1954, she married Allen W. Ricker. She operated the family's general store and helped her husband on the family farm. She also worked for the U.S. Postal Service and was postmaster in Vershire from 1994 until retiring in 1996. Survivors include her husband; a son, Dale; four sisters; two brothers; two grandsons.

MAROTTA, GAETANO E., 59, of Northfield, died March 24. Born in 1940 in New York City, he was the son of Santo and Helen (Robinson) Marotta. He attended high school in New Jersey. In 1959, he married Eleanor Pekrol. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Gaetano Jr. and Santa; his father; a sister; two grandchildren.

KERPKA, WILLIAM A., 64, of Websterville, died March 26. Born in 1935 in Springville, N.Y., he was the son of Albert and Clara (Michaels) Kerpka. He attended Kensington High School in Buffalo, N.Y. and graduated from Erie Technical College in Buffalo with an associate's degree in civil engineering technology. He worked for Acres American Consulting Engineers of Buffalo, moved to White River Jct. and worked for the town highway department. For the past five years he had worked in the traffic operation section of the Vermont Agency of Transportation in Montpelier. Survivors include a son, William Jr.; a daughter, Judy Mandel; four grandchildren; a sister; his former wife, Carol Jontel.

ROLLINS, RUTH DORIS, 86, of Barre, died March 27. Born in 1913 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Pliny LaForest and Alemenia Amell. She attended Northfield schools. In 1930, she married William LaCount and in 1959, she married Ernie Rollins, who predeceased her. She worked at Rock of Ages capacitor plant in Barre Town and the clothespin factory in Montpelier. Survivors include two daughters, Anna Young and Ruth Hebert; a son, Armand; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

STRONG, JANE REID, 89, formerly of Barre, died March 12. Born in 1919 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of Howard Hill and Pearl Wright Reid. She grew up in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School and attended Goddard Seminary. She graduated from Skidmore College as a music major. She received her master's degree of Arts and Teaching at National College of Education in Evanston, Ill. In 1942, she married Robert K. Strong, who predeceased her. They moved to Orange in 1976. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd. Survivors include three daughters, Christina Hirsch, Josephine Whipple and Marjorie Strong; three sons, Robert, David and Howard; 12 grandchildren; one brother.

SIBLEY, C. EDWIN, 63, of Berlin, died March 27. Born in 1936 in East Montpelier, he was the son of George and Margaret (Corry) Sibley Sr. He graduated from Montpelier High School. He was a transfer driver for Woodbury Auto and a member of the VT National Guard from 1957-59. Survivors include his companion, Patricia Anair; a brother, George Jr.

KICZKOWSKI, FRANCIS, 56, of Waitsfield, died March 25. Born in 1944 in France, he was the son of Leopold and Ilona (Baum) Kiczkowski. He moved with his mother and brother to Brooklyn, N.Y. and attended schools there. He married Sandra Nelson and they lived in Texas. He divorced and moved to Vermont and in 1997, married Mariya Lama. He was the founder of the Vermont American Ginseng Products Co. of Waitsfield, a doctor or Chinese herbs and a board certified acupuncturist. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Ursula Kiczkowski and Eva Kiczkowski; his former wife; a brother, Harry.

TRUDEAU, SUSAN, 54, formerly of Barre, died March 26. Born in 1945 in Barre, she was the daughter of Clyde and Cleora Belanger. She graduated from Spaulding High School and attended Champlain College. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her companion, Edward Connors; a daughter, Tawnya Johnson; two grandchildren; a sister; a brother.

TIRRELL, VICTORIA N., 98, of Randolph, died March 25. Born in 1902 in Cambridge, Mass., she was the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (McFadden) Nunn. She graduated from Somerville High School and attended Harvard College. In 1933, she married D. Bradford Tirrell, who predeceased her. She was a personal secretary for the president of the Stetson Shoe Co. She was founder and leader of the Randolph Center Chapter of the Girl Scouts and established the Gifford Hospital Thrift Shop. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Survivors include a nephew and two nieces.

WILLIAMS, R. BRIAN, 42, formerly of East Montpelier, died March 19. Born in 1957 in Proctor, he was the son of Laura and W. Harry Williams Jr. He attended East Montpelier Elementary School and graduated from U-32 High School. He attended Johnson State College. In 1983, he married Doris A. Chouinard. He was employed at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital and went to work for the U.S. Postal Service in White River Jct., later transferring to Enfield, N.H., as a postal clerk. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Eric and Matthew; one daughter, Stephanie Williams; his mother; two half-brothers.

CURRIER, EUNICE E., 79, of Moretown died March 13. Born in 1920 in Walden, she was the daughter of Arthur and Edna (Gates) Fletcher. She graduated from Becker Business College and in 1940, married Gordon Currier. She worked for the Vermont Dept. of Highways, retiring in 1981. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Marilyn Shaw, Eunice Rubas, Helen Wilder and Cindy Reed; one son, Joe; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild.

PERAL, EMMA, 91, of Barre, died March 28. Born in 1908 in Barre, she was the daughter of Louis and Eugenia (Lambertin) Gioria. She attended Barre schools. In 1932, she married Manuel Peral, who died in 1975. She had worked at Barre Dry Cleaners in early years. Survivors include two nephews, Peter Portalupi and Joseph Portalupi. 

LAMOUREUX, GERARD O., 86, of Barre, died recently. Born in 1913 in Littleton, N.H., he was the son of Damien and Georgianna (Belanger) Lamoureux. He attended schools in Canada. In 1935, he married Yvonne Gosselin; they moved to Barre in 1939. His wife predeceased him in 1978. In 1982, he married Rolande Gauthier. He was employed at the Lawson Granite Co. and the Barre City Schools, retiring in 1983. He was a communicant of St. Monica's Church. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Jacqueline Isabelle, Rena Rogers and Lucille Laprade; two stepdaughters, Ginnette Cain and Collette Dente; one sister; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren.

CAREY, ZILLA F., 75, of Chelsea, died March 30. Born in 1925 in Washington, she was the daughter of Earle and Lyle Marie (Eastman) Doyle. She attended Washington schools. In 1947, she married Lawrence E. Carey. She was a homemaker. Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Boardman and Betty Hook; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

COCHRAN, SILAS ROBERT, 70, of East Barre, died April 1. Born in 1929 in Hardwick, he was the son of Raymond and Evelyn (Gilchrist) Cochran. He attended school in Hardwick. In 1950, he married Ruth Martin. They made their home in Websterville before moving to East Barre. He worked for W.W. Wyman Company in Greenfield, Mass., and for 25 years, worked for the Barre Town Highway Department, retiring in 1994. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert and Kendall; two daughters, Wendy Spencer and Edith Cochran; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister; two brothers; a stepsister; a stepbrother; nieces and nephews.

WITHAM, DOROTHY E., 84, of Montpelier, died March 31. Born in 1915 in Worcester, she was the daughter of Ralph and Alice (Doving) Utton. She attended Montpelier High School. In 1935, she married Stanley F. Witham, who died in 1980. She worked at Electric Cords and Cable Co. in Bellows Falls and later at the Montpelier Tavern Hotel. She was a member of the Worcester United Methodist Church. Survivors include a son, Frederick; two brothers; three sisters.

YAPS, ANNA E., 93, of Chelsea, died March 31. Born in 1906 in Bridgeport, Conn., she was the daughter of Martin and Susan (Michuda) Kachmar. She was educated in Stratford, Conn. In 1930, she married Louis F. Yaps, who died in 1983. She was a seamstress for Devon Metal Goods in Devon, Conn. Survivors include a son, Fred; a brother; two sisters; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

PARISEAU, LUCIENNE G., 75, of Graniteville, died March 31. Born in 1924 in Coaticook, Quebec, she was the daughter of Odilon Poulin and Aurie Anne Daigle. She attended grade school in Coaticook. In 1944, she married William A. Pariseau. She was a self-employed seamstress. She was a member of St. Monica's Church in Barre and St. Sylvester's Church in Graniteville. Survivors include a son, Rock; a brother; four step-grandchildren.

CRUICKSHANK, SHIRLEY M., 71, formerly of Northfield, died March 28. Born in Northfield and graduated from Northfield High School. She lived in Vermont and Mississippi before moving to NJ, where she was a communicant of St. Elizabeth RC Church, Avon, NJ. She was a homemaker. Her husband Raymond predeceased her in 1985. Survivors include one son, Peter; four daughters, Linda Rohan, Pamela DeTalvo, Laurie Beachem and Carol Halpin; one brother; 10 grandchildren.

DECKER, IRMA R., 89, of Rochester, died March 29. Born in 1910 in Durant, Iowa, she was the daughter of Henry and Minnie (Belter) Rusher. She graduated from Durant High School and the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Des Moines, Iowa. She moved to New York in 1932. In 1936, she married Ellery Decker, who died in 1994. She was a registered nurse at Bainbridge Hospital in Bainbridge, N.Y., Afton Hospital in Afton, N.Y. and at Sidney Hospital in Sidney, N.Y. She also worked for the Gelder Medical Group in Sidney, N.Y., retiring in 1979. She moved to Vermont in 1994. Survivors include a daughter, Norma Decker; three sisters; a granddaughter; three great-grandchildren.

WITHAM, HIRAM M., 94, of Worcester, died March 29. Born in 1905 in Worcester, he was the son of Fred and Blanche (Graves) Witham. He attended school in Worcester and Montpelier High School. He was a rural mail carrier for 44 years for the town of Worcester, retiring in 1970. He also was a master electrician. In 1931, he married Eula Farnsworth, who died in 1943. In 1948, he married Ilda Robinson Feola, who died in 1986. He was a member of the Worcester United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Joseph; two stepdaughters, Emily Mitchell and Antoinette (Toni) MacDonald; one brother.

PAPINEAU, HARRIET F., 81, of No. Montpelier, died March 30. Born in 1918 in So. Portland, Maine, she was the daughter of Reuben and Florence (Bunnell) Fuller. She attended schools in Canaan, VT and Colebrook, N.H. Her husband, Robert Papineau, died in 1999. She was employed by Sprague Electric of Barre. Survivors include two sons from a former marriage, William and Robert Brown; a daughter, Barbara Scott; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

BOUCHER, MAYNARD L., 79, of Homosassa, Fla., and formerly of Vermont, died March 26. Born in Lebanon, N.H., he attended Norwich University where he received a degree in economics. He had served in the Army, during WWII. He retired from the National Life Insurance company of Montpelier, where he worked as an underwriter until 1978. He was a member of St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Montpelier. Survivors include his wife, Fern; a son, Lance; two daughters, Karen Morris and Lise Carter; a stepson, mark Dickinson; two stepdaughters, Dawn Crandall and Gail Dickinson; a brother; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

MURRAY, TYLEA P., 73, of Middlesex, died March 29. Born in 1926 in Barre, she attended schools there. In 1945, she married Nelson Murray, who died in 1978. Survivors include three sons, Terrence Murray, David Murray and Nelson Murray Jr.; a daughter, Gloria Duprey; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

GABORIAULT, PAUL V., 69, of Greensboro Bend, died March 29. Born in 1930 in Westmore, he was the son of Stanley and Rosina Gaboriault. In 1956, he married Jeanette Rochette. He retired from Ethan Allen Manufacturing Co. and was a member of St. Michael's Church in Greensboro Bend. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Wayne and Gerard; four daughters, Rosina Ross, Annette Thompson, Ann Hill and Julie Brochu; eight sisters; two brothers; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandchild.

LAMOTHE, MARIA BLANCHE, 95, of Saranac, N.Y., and formerly of Barre, died March 29. Born in 1905 in St. George de Windsor Richmond County, Quebec, she was the daughter of Gedeon and Elodia (Godbout) Richer. She grew up in St. Camille, Wolfe County, Quebec and in 1933, married Bernard Napoleon Lamothe, who died in 1981. She had been a resident of Barre for over 50 years. She received her teaching certificate from the Unsaline Bistens in Three Rivers, Quebec and taught in a one-room schoolhouse before coming to the United States. She later worked at Sprague Electric Company in Barre. She was a member of St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake. Survivors include two daughters, Sr. Mary Theresa Lamothe and Marianne Everit; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.

LEE, JOSEPH F., 92, of Marshfield, died April 3. Born in 1903 in Rutherford, N.J., he spent his boyhood in New York City and at Rocklee, the family's farm in Sullivan County, N.Y. He attended Our Lady of Lourdes School and graduated from Regis High School and from Fordham University. He worked as a marine chemist in the New York area and retired in 1972 to Rutland. He was a member of the St. Peter's Church in Rutland. He had lived with his son in Marshfield for the past eight years. Survivors include his wife, Bette; 10 children, Joseph, Robert, Michael, Pamela Murphy, Patricia Cronin, Linda Hanf, Stephen, Nancy Prall, Susan Francks and Cynthia Boyd; 32 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

DAVIDSON, KATIE M., 92, of Barre, died April 1. Born in 1907 in Groton, she was the daughter of Charles and Lonora (Elmer) Welch. She attended schools in Groton. She married Stephen Hart, who died in 1936. She later married Francis Davidson, who died in 1964. She was a nurses aide at Hutchins Nursing Home in So. Barre and later worked at the Howard Johnson's restaurant. Survivors include a daughter, Lenora McDonald; three sons, Stephen Hart, Francis Davidson and Van Davidson; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

KENNEDY, MILDRED I., 83, of Chelsea died April 2. Born in 1916 in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Albert and Irene (Cota) Austin. She attended Chelsea schools and was married to Glenn Kennedy in 1940. Mr. Kennedy died in 1991. She did housekeeping for various people in Chelsea and was a member of the Chelsea Methodist Church. Survivors include two sons, Paul and Clayton; two stepsons, Albert and Herbert; four daughters, Lois Carey, Viola Moran, Victoria Stone and Peggy Godell; two step-daughters, Ella Emerson and Dorothy Carrier; a brother; 37 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

FAWTHORPE, EVE GRAY, 95, of Montpelier, died April 2. Born in 1904 in Methuen, Mass., she was the daughter of Tom and Emily Jordan Fawthorpe. She received her RN at the Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, Mass. and had a career lasting 55 years. Survivors include one sister, Constance Lever; her nephew, Thomas Lever; her niece, Emily Repp; four great-nieces; one great-nephew; three great-great-nephews.


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