Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1996

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Coane, Gray R., 87, of Montpelier, died Nov. 20. Born in 1909 in Brattleboro, he was the son of Rexford and Emily (Johnson) Coane. He graduated from Brattleboro High School and from Norwich University. He received his masters from Bates College. He served with the Army during WWII. He taught at Montpelier High School, retiring in 1969, after being assistant principal the last five years of his career. He was also employed by the Vermont Highway Department in the summers. In 1934, he married Lucille Adams, who died in 1980. He was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ in Montpelier. Survivors include one son, Daniel Coane; three step-grandchildren. 
Cotnoir, Marcel J., 65, of Williamstown, died Nov. 17. Born in 1930 in Graniteville, he was the son of Hector and Emerentienne (Trudeau) Cotnoir. He attended Holy Ghost School in Graniteville and graduated from Spaulding High School. He served with the Army and the National Guard. In 1954, he married Hazel Neddo. He was first employed at the J.C. Penney Store in Barre, then became a sales representative for Metropolitan Insurance Company and was a broker for several insurance firms. He and his wife owned and operated Skyview Casino in Williamstown and he also was a car salesman, working for Perry Auto, Nordic Ford and Capital Chrysler. He retired in 1988. He was a member of St. Edward's Church in Williamstown. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Lawrence and Leo; two daughters, Darlene (Mrs. James) Abair and Donna (Mrs. Donald) Baril; 11 grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Corrow, Bernard C., 75, of Barre Town, died Nov. 21. Born in 1921 in Coventry, he was the son of Will and Hazel (Laukes) Corrow. He attended schools in Coventry and graduated from Orleans High School. In 1941, he married Irene Brien. He served with the Army during WWII and with the National Guard during the Korean War. He was an electrician. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Lt. Col. William Corrow and David Corrow.

McDonald, Olive Ann, 89, of South Royalton, died Nov. 13. Born in 1907 in Thetford Hill, she was the daughter of Herbert and Abbie (Church) Chamberlin. She attended schools in Thetford and Fairlee and graduated from Montpelier Seminary. She was a secretary to James Curtis at the Sharon Grain Mill and later was bookkeeper for Windsor Farmers Exchange in South Royalton and Wilmer Brooks in Sharon. In 1928, she married Cedric McDonald. They owned and operated two dairy farms. Mr. McDonald died in 1967. She was a member of the Post Mills Congregational Church and was active in the Sharon Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Douglas; a daughter, Phyllis Potter; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Richards, Helen S., 91, of Marshfield, died Nov. 13. Born in 1905 in New York City, she was a 30-year summer resident of Marshfield. She married Charles Richards in 1929, who is deceased. She was active in civic affairs and served on the board of the Children's Bureau of Delaware. She was knowledgeable about horticulture and spent her summers in Marshfield tending an extensive garden. Survivors include three children, Charles Jr., Helen Richards and Robert Richards; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Payne, William H., 84, of Barre Town, died Nov. 17. Born in 1912 in Barre Town, he was the son of Henry and Mabel (Farnham) Payne. He attended the former Trow Hill School and helped with the operation of the family dairy farm. In 1934, he married Evelyn Bolles. He was employed by the Barre Town Highway Department, retiring in 1977. He also worked at the Windy Wood Orchard in Barre Town. He was a member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Norma Nutbrown; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Chandler, Aileen A., 70, of Bethel, died Nov. 18. Born in 1926 in Eden, she was the daughter of Henry and Mattie (Bellville) Smith. She attended the Camp Brook School and the Bethel Gilead School. In 1973, she married Raymond Chandler. She was previously married to Estey Manning Sr. Survivors include her husband; four sons, Kenneth Manning, Sherman Manning, Estey Manning Jr. and Robert Manning; three daughters Barbara Butterfield, Joan Bent and Laurie Bent; 61 grand- and great-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; four half-brothers; three half-sisters; many nieces and nephews. 

Hutchinson, Ahmed C., 49, formerly of Hardwick, died Nov. 19. Born in 1947 in St. Johnsbury, he was the son of Allen and Shirley (LeClair) Hutchinson. He attended Hardwick public schools and graduated from Hardwick Academy and from the Culinary School in Barre. He was first married to Nancy MacLeod and later to Linda Heywood. He was first employed as a chef at the Grand Restaurant in Stowe and later became employed by the Prudential Insurance Company, working in the St. Johnsbury office. At the time of his death, he was employed by Agway Energy Products, where he was plant manager in the Rutland office. He was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include one son, Eric; two daughters, Stephanie Johnson and Arielle Hutchinson; his parents; one brother; one sister; an aunt; two nephews. 

Drought, Ronald L., 47, of Northfield, died Nov. 22. Born in 1949 in Montpelier, he was the son of Eustace and Arlette (Ingalls) Drought. He was a graduate of Northfield High School. In 1969, he married Elaine Lewis. He was a construction worker and then joined Rock of Ages Corp. He later worked part-time at South Village Grocery in Northfield. He was a member of the Northfield United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Elaine Drought; a daughter, Leslie Drought; his mother and stepfather, Arlette and Eric French; a brother; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Stevens, Mac L., 53, of Calais, died Dec. 2. born in 1943 in Woodsville, N.H., he was the son of Louis and Regina (Tucker) Stevens. He received his early education in Calais and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1968, he married Sandra Brown. He worked for the Vermont Agency of Transportation, serving with the Public Transportation Division at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife; his mother; three sons, Richard, Kevin, Brian and Mac Lloyd Jr.; one daughter, Dawn Ross; five grandchildren; three brothers; one sister; seven nieces.
Ennis, Ralph O., 83, of South Cabot, died Nov. 30. Born in 1913 in Cabot, he was the son of Ora and Jennie (Clark) Ennis. He was a WWII veteran serving with the Army. He retired from the construction field in the early 1970s. Survivors include three sisters, Fannie Michaud, Hattie Batten and June Sargent; many nieces and nephews. 

Guiduli, Faliero, 93, of Barre, died Dec. 4. Born in 1903 in Barre, he was the son of Cesare and Marietta (Pacetti) Guiduli. He went to Italy with his family when he was a child and attended schools there. He returned to Barre in 1917 and served with the Army Air Corps. He owned and operated the former Venetian Restaurant and operated a Texaco station on North Main Street. In 1931, he married Lena Danzero and he and his wife opened the Country House Restaurant, which they operated until 1969. He was affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church of Barre. His wife died in 1983. Survivors include two sons, Dr. Robert Guiduli and Ralph Guiduli; one daughter, Gloria Wenzel; seven grandchildren; three great-grandsons; one sister; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Parker, Mildred B., 92, of Northfield, died Dec. 3. Born in 1904 in Elmore, she was the daughter of Henry and Lillian (Sprague) Bailey. She attended schools in Cabot and Woodbury. She had been married to Frank Archer and in 1934, married George Parker who died in 1977. She had spent the majority of her life in Connecticut and retired to Florida. She moved to Four Seasons Community Care Home in 1992 and lived at Mayo Nursing Home for the past year. She was a member of the South Side Baptist Church in Sebring, Fla. Survivors include her son, Frank Archer; two daughters, Josephin Wilson and Ruth Steward; two brothers; one sister; 12 grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Brooker, Delta L., 41, of Waterbury, died Dec. 3. Born in 1955 in Portsmouth, Va., she was the daughter of Herbet and Dorothy (Manley) Lovely. She graduated from Harwood Union High School. She was employed as a food supervisor and assistant manager in the cafeteria at Waterbury Elementary School. Survivors include her parents; two sons, Bryan Brooker and Eric Brooker; one sister; one brother; nieces and nephews.

Clark, Bertha B., 90, of Barre, died Dec. 2. Born in 1906 in Barre, she was the daughter of Andrew and Albertine (Anderson) Bjorn. She received her early education in Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1946, she married Harold Clark, who died in 1977. She was a bookkeeper at Waldron-Shields Granite Company in Barre and later at National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier. She was a member of the Barre Universalist Church. Survivors include two sons, David and Douglas; three daughters, Diane Nichols, Marjorie Page and Jennie Clark; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; three sisters; nieces and nephews.

Twohey, Doris P., 82, formerly of Montpelier, died Dec. 1. Born in 1913 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Frank and Carrie (Millaham) Pecue. She received her education in Montpelier and was employed as a secretary at National Life Insurance Company before moving to Mass. Her husband, Arthur L. Twohey, died in 1984. She was a secretary for "Nature Curious," a magazine published by the Audubon Society in Lincoln, Mass. Survivors include a daughter, Jane Keefe; a son, John; four grandchildren.

Chandler, Raymond W., 64, of Bethel, died Dec. 2. Born in 1932 in Barre, he was the son of Wilbur and Grace (Boyce) Chandler. He attended Barre schools. He had worked at G. W. Plastics in Bethel, at Waterbury Plastics in Randolph and did carpentry work in the Randolph area. He later worked as a short order cook at the Black Forest Cafe in Bethel. In 1973, he married Aileen (Smith) Manning, who died Nov. 18, 1996. Survivors include a son, Raymond Jr.; two daughters, Kandy Pixley and Janice Chandler; four stepsons, Kenneth, Estey Jr., Sherman and Robert Manning; three stepdaughters, Barbara Butterfield, Joan Bent and Laurie Bent; 67 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; four sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Curtis, Glenn M., 79, of Northfield, died Dec. 3. Born in 1917 in Chelsea, he was the son of Edgar and Marion (Miller) Curtis. He attended Northfield schools and served with the Army during WWII. He was employed at Clarence Baker's Texaco Service Station and later built, owned and operated his own service station, Curtis' Service Station and Snack Bar. He later owned and operated a refuse company in Northfield, Glenn Curtis' Rubbish Removal Company. He was a member of the United Methodist Church. He had been married to Isabelle Flint. Survivors include his son, Robert; two brothers; one sister; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Lines, Beverly A., formerly of Montpelier, died Dec. 4. Born in Montpelier, she was the daughter of William and Mary Louise (Menard) Milo. She graduated from St. Michael's High School and from Jeanne Mance School of Nursing. She was married in 1961 to Stratton Lines, they divorced. Survivors include four children, Jon Lines, Gary Lines, Maria Lines and David Lines; three grandchildren; one brother; two sisters.

West, Henry L., 72, of Northfield, died Nov. 30. Born in 1924 in Barre, he was the son of Arthur and Louise (LaFlower) West. He was a graduate of Northfield High School. He served with the Army during WWII and became district representative for the Petco Corporation in Royalton in the mid-1960s. He then joined the Smith, Whitcomb & Cook Corporation in Barre. While there, he earned his bachelor of science degree and became a skilled mechanist. He retired in 1986. In 1980, he married Elsie Willey Bell. Survivors include his wife; a stepson, John Bell; three stepdaughters, Audrey Lyford, Gwendolyn Plante and Lucille Campbell; a nephew; one great-nephew; seven step-grandchildren; several cousins.

Pinsky, Judith J., 61, of Barre, died Nov. 22. Born in 1935 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Albin and Ruth (Thompson) Johansson. She later came to Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. She was employed as a hairdresser. She was a former member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Hatfield Yergeau; a son, Stephen Hatfield; four grandsons; one brother; nieces and nephews.

St. Onge, Beryl A., 86, of Waterbury, died Nov. 29. Born in 1910 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of Moses and Louise (Fremeau) Thibault. She graduated from the former Waterbury High School. In 1936, she married Alcide St. Onge, who died in 1983. She worked at Vermont State Hospital, retiring in the mid-1970s. Survivors include six daughters, Constance (Mrs. Ned) Adams, Elaine (Mrs. Robert) Mack, Sister Martha St. Onge, Janet St. Onge, Carol St. Onge; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister; one brother; nieces and nephews. 

Brown, Doris L., 68, of Barre, died Nov. 30. Born in 1928 in Barre Town, she was the daughter of Emile and Emma (Perreault) Lefebvre. She attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. She was employed at the former Gladstone Shoe Store in Barre and later at the City Boot Shop in Montpelier, retiring in the mid-1980s. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Leslie McBride; two sons, Terrence Boyer and David Brown; four grandchildren; a brother. 

Bromley, Lucille, 72, formerly of Montpelier, died Nov. 28. Born in Montpelier, she was the daughter of H. Brandon and Ruth (Raymond) Jones. She was a graduate of Garland Junior College in Boston. Her husband, Paul Bromley is deceased. Survivors include her sons, David and Peter; her daughters, Leslie Cloud and Gail Noyes; 14 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Gates, Helen E., 91, of Hardwick, died Dec. 1. Born in 1905 in Craftsbury, she was the daughter of Moses Arthur and Elizabeth Marie (Austin) Mills. She attended Morrisville schools and graduated from People's Academy. In 1926, she married Neil Gates, who died in 1955. She was affiliated with the United Church of Hardwick. She had been employed as a historian by the Waterbury State Hospital and until retiring in 1972, was employed as a domestic for D. Clayton Clow. Survivors include two daughters, Meriden Tibbetts and Ramona Carrier; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Lee, Roland E., 69, of Moretown, died Dec. 6. Born in 1927 in Bristol, he was the son of Elmer and Lena (Farnham) Lee. He attended schools in Moretown and Montpelier. In 1949, he married Grace Abare. He served with the Army during WWII. He worked on the family farm and was later employed in the lumber business, as a painter and as a salesman for the Sunbeam Bread Company. Most recently, he was a custodian at Harwood Union High School, retiring in 1975. He was a member of St. Andrew's Church. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, April (Mrs. Raymond) Trepto; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers; nieces and nephews.

Rainey, Donna A., 45, of Montpelier, died Dec. 5. Born in 1951 in Sheldon, she was the daughter of Harold and Ellen (Derosia) Pelkey Sr. She graduated from Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. She had been a psychiatric technician at Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury and later was a nurses aid at the former Heaton House. Survivors include her daughter, Christi Sherlock; five sisters; four brothers; nieces and nephews.

Wheeler, Leon C., 78, of Northfield, died Dec. 11. Born in 1918 in Montgomery, he was the son of George and Ada (Cushing) Wheeler. He attended schools in St. Albans and was employed in the maintenance department at the former Barre City Hospital. He also worked in the area granite sheds and quarries. He then earned a master electrician's license and was employed by central Vermont electrical contracting firms. In 1968, he married Lorraine McGowan. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Leon Jr. and Lawrence McCall; three stepdaughters, Elenor Provost, Cheryl Georgie and Victoria McGowan; one stepson, Jeffrey McGowan; one sister; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews.
Fraim, Mary E., 81, of Barre, died Dec. 8. Born in 1915 in Philadelphia, Pa., she was the daughter of Joseph and Emma (Kennedy) Fraim. She attended schools in Penn. Survivors include two sisters, Flo Hartman and Betty Monacelli; nieces and nephews.

Lamphere, Robert I., 63, formerly of Montpelier, died Dec. 8. Born in 1933 in Montpelier, he was the son of Richard and Elizabeth (Sparrow) Lamphere. He grew up in Calais, attended Wentworth Institute in Boston, Mass. and received an associate's degree in architectural engineering. He graduated from Northeastern University, Boston, where he earned a bachelor's degree in engineering management. He was a commercial builder contractor and founder of two businesses, E.F. Wall and Associates of Berlin and R.I. Lamphere Corporation in Burlington. He was a veteran of the Navy, serving in the Korean War. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne (Densmore) Lamphere; three children, Leigh Ann Lamphere, Lisa Cappella and Bradley Lamphere; three stepchildren, Nina Alexander, and Bruce and Bryan Derr; seven grandchildren; two brothers; one sister; two nieces and three nephews. 

Letter, Ernest F., a former granite manufacturer and Barre businessman, died Nov. 19. He was a native of Graniteville and the son of Eugene and Anna (Therrien) Letter. He was employed by Green Mountain Power Corporation and later operated Letter Granite Company in partnership with his father and brothers. He moved to Penn., where he owned and operated the Letter Memorial Company and then moved to Florida and founded General Memorials Inc. His wife, Bertha Letter, died in 1994. Survivors include two sons, Conrad and David; one daughter, Patricia Shrap; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; three brothers; six sisters; many nieces and nephews.

Burns, Edith S., 95, of Montpelier, died Dec. 6. Born in 1901 in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of Germain and Emma (Provencher) St. Onge. She attended St. Michael's School and Montpelier High School. She owned and operated a dress shop in Montpelier. In 1932, she married Ralph Burns. She was a member of St. Augustine Parish. Survivors include her son, Dr. John B. Burns; three grandsons; one great-granddaughter; one niece and one nephew.

Fahey, Virginia Goodrich, 75, formerly of Montpelier, died Dec. 9. Born in 1921, she was the daughter of Julian and Helen Ryle Goodrich. She attended St. Michael's School and Montpelier High School, Trinity College in Burlington and the Chandler and Chamberlin Schools in Boston, Mass. In 1942, she married Lt. Paul Fahey. Survivors include her husband; her daughters, Virginia Clark and Janet Bonanno; her sons, Kevin and John; 14 grandchildren; one sister; three brothers. 

Bean, Homer A., 85, of Northfield Falls, died Dec. 12. Born in 1911 in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Fred and Miron (Johnson) Bean. He graduated from Northfield High School. In 1941, he married Mary Moody. He served with the Army during World War II. He worked at Cross Brothers Granite Company in Northfield and joined the U.S. Postal Service, working in the Northfield office and retiring in 1977. He was a member of Northfield United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; one son, Stanton; one granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. 

Tibbetts, Frank D., 60, of Northfield, died Dec. 12. Born in 1936 in Marshfield, he was the son of Frank and Mildred (Emery) Tibbetts Sr. He received his education in Marshfield and graduated from Marshfield High School. He retired in June from the Agency of Development and Community Affairs of the State of Vermont. In 1982, he married Germaine Ducas. Survivors include his wife; his step-daughters, Daine Garido and Joanne Matthew; four step-sons, Philipp, Marcel, Charles and Andre Ducas; one brother; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one cousin; many nieces and nephews. 

Adams, Thelma C., 83, of Stowe, died Dec. 12. Born in 1918 in Morrisville, she was the daughter of Max and Gladys (Titus) Coan. She graduated from Stowe High School, Johnson Normal School and the University of Vermont College of Education. In the late 1930s she married Lindy Adams, who died in 1976. She taught in school in Stowe and Waterbury, where she was a principal. She is a former member of the Stowe Community Church. Survivors include a daughter, Sally Bouffard; two grandchildren.

Gerety, Frances M., 79, of Northfield, died Dec. 12. Born in 1917 in Rutland, she was the daughter of Frederick and Lena (Tatro) Wills. She graduated from Northfield High School and attended a cosmetology school in Worcester, Mass. She had been married to John S. Gerety Jr. She was employed as a hairdresser in the Montpelier area and owned and operated her own salon, Fran's Beauty Shop in Northfield. She later became a Vermont State Inspector of Cosmetology and Board of Funeral Service, retiring in 1982. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. Survivors include two sisters, Phyllis Austin and Janice Brown; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Olsson, Stanley G., 72, of Randolph Center, died Dec. 9. Born in 1924 in Bridgeport, Conn., he was the son of Axel and Ellen (Rylander) Olsson and was educated in Stratford, Conn. schools. He worked at Textron Lycoming Company in Stratford, retiring in 1987. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Stratford. In 1953, he married Dorothy Haskins, they moved to Randolph in 1990. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Lawrence and Thomas; a daughter, Mary; five grandchildren.

Wallace, Kenneth A., 85, of South Barre, died Dec. 7. Born in 1911 in Barre, he was the son of Frank and Julia (Bugbee) Wallace. He attended South Barre School and graduated from Spaulding High School. He retired in 1976 after being employed by Green Mountain Power Corp. for 35 years. He served in the Army Air Corps. In 1935, he married Doris E. Wright. He is a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Jane Morgan; one granddaughter; three great-grandsons; two nephews; a cousin.

Gomez, Carmen, 85, formerly of Montpelier, died Dec. 7. Born in 1911 in Santander, Spain, she was the daughter of Roque and Orosa (Toca) Pinan. She came to the United States as a young girl. She had been employed as a cook at the former Heaton Hospital and at Smith College, retiring in 1977. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Survivors include six sons, Richard, Domingo, Rudluf, Raymond, Manuel and Noel; one sister; one brother; many grandchildren, great-grand-chil-dren; nieces and nephews.

Jennett, Gladys E., 84, of Northfield, died Dec. 8. Born in Northfield in 1912, she was the daughter of Alfred and Mary (Blow) Duprey. She was a graduate of Northfield High School. In 1934, she married Charles W. Jennett, who died in 1985. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Survivors include two sons, David and Raymond; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews.

Lozier, Alfred, 96, of Barre, died Dec. 9. Born in 1900 in St. Cyrille, Que., he was the son of Arthur and Rosanna (Cote) Lozier. He received his education in St. Cyrille and attended a vocational school in Montreal, Que., where he earned certi-fication as a mechanic. In 1925, he married Yvonne Dequire. They came to Barre in 1928 where he was employed as a polisher at South Barre Granite Company, the Barre Saw Plant Inc., Maurice Memorials Inc. and Rivard Granite Company. He retired in 1966. He was a member of the St. Monica Church. His wife died in 1989. Survivors include his son, Paul; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.


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