Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1997

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Gayer, Dorothy Z., 81, formerly of South Woodbury, died Dec. 5. She was born in Damascus, Ohio, the daughter of John Carl and Florence Christine (Delis) Zimmerman. She was educated in Ohio, graduating from Oberlin College, receiving her Librarian's Degree at the University of Michigan. In 1937, she married H. Kenneth Gayer. She served as a professional librarian in St. Louis, MO, Bloomfield, Conn. and most recently in the Washington, D.C. public library. In 1978, she retired with her husband to their farm in Woodbury. She was a member of the Unitarian Church in Montpelier. Her husband died in 1991 and she moved to Falmouth, Maine in 1993. Survivors include four sons, Alan, Gordon, David and Peer; one daughter, Janey Gayer Hall; one brother; 23 grandchildren.
Kurz, Eva J., 91, of Cabot, died Dec. 13. Born in 1905 in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of Charles Blakey and Edith (Caldwell) Blakey. She attended school in Barre Town. In 1921, she married Thomas Mose Cerasoli, they later divorced. In 1943, she married Roman Kurz. She and her husband owned and operated C&K Cheese manufacturing firm in Cabot until his death in 1953. Survivors include her son, Thomas; three daughters, Helen Wald, Virginia Barnett and Marion Griggs; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Full, William A., 78, of Randolph, died Dec. 16. Born in 1918 in Lynn, Mass., he was the son of William and Mabel (Farnum) Full. He was educated in the public schools in Marblehead, Mass. He graduated from Massachusetts Nautical School and worked as a second and third mate for several steamship companies. He served in the Navy during World War II and later was a Naval Reserve officer. In 1943, he married Arlene Lockwood and moved to Randolph in 1987. He worked as a plant superintendent and vice president for Robert F. Lewis Inc., a book binding company in Mass. and later in Woodstock. He retired in 1983. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Elaine Lawson, Cynthia Pawlek and Rebecca Maker; two brothers; two sisters; six grandchildren.

Ferris, Cyrus Y., Jr., 75, of East Montpelier, died Dec. 14. Born in 1921 in Newton, Mass., he was the son of Cyrus Yale and Gretchen (Salsich) Ferris. He attended Tabor Academy and later received a BS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served with the Navy during WWII. He graduated from MIT and worked with the Great Northern Paper Co. in Maine. He came to Vermont in 1950 and worked as chief engineer at Rock of Ages Corp. and in 1966 became owner and president of New England Label Co., retiring in 1988. In 1974, he married Marguerite Hayes Ward. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Tikhon and Cyrus III; one daughter, Dale Ferris Phillips; seven grandchildren; three brothers; one sister; six nieces and seven nephews. 

Partlow, Helen E., 76, of Northfield, died Dec. 18. Born in 1920 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Albert and Avis (King) Dales. She graduated from Randolph High School. In 1946, she married Francis William Partlow, who died in 1988. She worked for the Nantanna Woolen Mill in Northfield, retiring in 1967. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra (Mrs. Roger) Davis; two sisters; two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

Tomasi, Andrew A., 91, of Montpelier, died Dec. 18. Born in 1905 in Montpelier, he was the son of Bartholomew and Martherita (Contratto) Tomasi. He attended St. Michael's School and graduated from Montpelier High School and from New York University. He worked for the American Red Cross. In 1950, he married Margarete Eifler, who died in 1991. He served with the Army during WWII. Survivors include a brother, Dr. Ernest Tomasi, MD; a sister, Marguerite Tomasi, RN; several nieces and nephews. 

Walbridge, J. Lawrence, 79, of Williamstown, died Dec. 15. Born in 1917 in Williamstown, he was the son of J. Orville and Marion (Lasell) Walbridge. He attended public schools in Williamstown and graduated from Williamstown High School. In 1940, he married Lila May Briggs. He worked in construction and concrete con-tracting and maintained a masters electrician license. He worked for Lacillade Lumber for over 50 years. He was a member of the United Federated Church of Williamstown. He served on the Williamstown School Board and owned and operated the Williamstown Village water system. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Irene Walbridge, Louise (Mrs. Francis) Mier and Christine (Mrs. Richard) Sonenblum; one son, Jim; six grandchildren. 

Joy, Lois, 77, of Graniteville, died Dec. 15. Born in 1919 in Stowe, she was the daughter of Willard and Ruth (Glover) Tyler Sr. She was educated in Moretown, graduated from Waterbury High School and attended Johnson College. In 1938, she married Raymond Joy, who died in 1983. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Graniteville. She volunteered for the Central Vermont Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop and had served as an assistant Girl Scout leader. Survivors include one daughter, Marjorie Holmes; a granddaughter, Kathleen Murtagh; three brothers; 11 nieces and nephews.

Tifft, Eleanor J., 69, formerly of Waitsfield, died Dec. 15. Born in 1927 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of George and Luna (Nelson) Brothers. She attended school in Waitsfield and in 1945 married Charles M. Tifft Jr. She was employed as a chambermaid in a number of motels. Survivors include her husband; one son, Robert; one daughter, Brenda King; three sisters; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; an aunt; an uncles; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Hood, James W. Sr., 80, of Middlesex, died Dec. 14. Born in 1916 in East Topsham, he was the son of George and Grace (Davenport) Hood. He attended school in East Topsham. In 1940, he married M. Eva Cassavaw. He was a presser at Brown Dry Cleaners and Howe Dry Cleaners and later worked at the former Heaton Hospital and at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. He retired in 1978. Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Mary Hood Alexander, Darla Morissette, Janice Hood, Sylvia LeBourveau and Robin Hood Whitehouse; one son, James Jr.; 11 grandchildren; one sister; one brother.

Lund, Mary E., 76, of Middlesex, died Dec. 11. Born in 1920 in Corinth, she was the daughter of George and Dama (George) Miller. She was educated in East Corinth and Bradford Academy. She had worked at the Vermont Pak Tomato Company in Barre, at G.W. Plastics in Montpelier and at Danco in Danielson, Conn. Survivors include two sons, Thomas and Richard; two daughters, Margaret Willey and Elizabeth Hodge; two brothers; one sister; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Chamberlin, Laura M., 79, of Northfield, died Dec. 20. Born in 1917 in Norwood, Mass., she was the daughter of Michael and Margaret (Knaus) Verderber. She graduated from Norwood High School and earned her teaching degree at Keene Normal Teacher's College in Keene, N.H. In 1943, she married Mahlon George Chamberlin, who died in 1991. She taught in Northfield, Riverton, Montpelier and Northfield, retiring in the late 1960s. Her memberships included the Northfield United Methodist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Edward Verderber and Arthur Verderber; a step daughter-in-law, Shirley Chamberlin; one niece, Margaret Stanton; two nephews, Edward and Phillip Verderber; nine step-grandchildren.

Davis, Chester I., 70, formerly of Washington, died Dec. 12. Born in 1926 in Washington, he was the son of Charles and Margaret (Tucker) Davis. He attended Spaulding High School. He was a veteran of the Army, serving during WWII. He had worked at the former Humphreys Refrigeration Company and the Capitol Plumbing and Heating Company, retiring in 1992. Survivors include a son, Stephen; a daughter, Debra Davis Timberlake; two granddaughters; two step-grandsons; two sisters; several nieces and nephews.

Fournier, Marie, 89, of Hardwick, died Dec. 21. Born in 1907 in St. Justine, Quebec, she was the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Ruel) Charboneau. In 1927, she married Edward Fournier, who died in 1986. She and her husband operated a farm in East Hardwick until 1959 and then moved to Hardwick. She was a member of the Court of St. Varonica Catholic Daughters of America and the St. John the Baptist Society and a communicant of St. Norbert's Church in Hardwick. Survivors include two sons, Andre Fournier and Roland Fournier; one daughter, Rollande Utter; one sister; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.

Muennink, Benjamin G., 79, of East Montpelier, died Dec. 22. Born in 1917 in Hondo, Texas, he was the son of Folkert and Annie (Hardt) Muennink. He attended schools in the Hondo area and graduated from Harlendale High School in San Antonio, Texas. He served with the Army during WWII. In 1942, he married Isabel (Wilder) Kearney. They moved to Montpelier after his discharge; she died in 1959. He worked as a finish cutter in the granite industry, retiring in 1977. In 1964, he married Bertha (Cannon) Hall. Survivors include his wife; two step-sons Joseph Kearney and Roger Hall; four step-daughters, Beverly Fisher, Virginia Robinson, Janice Fifield and Patricia Russell; three sisters; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Thomas, Eldon A., 85, of Montpelier, died Dec. 23. Born in 1911 in Middlesex, he was the son of Orville and Minnie (Berno) Thomas. He attended schools in Middlesex. In 1941 he married Martha Gidney, who died in 1988. He retired from National Life Insurance Company in 1973. He had served in the Vermont National Guard and was a member of the Montpelier Unitarian Church. Survivors include one sister, Avis Barnes; one brother, Warren Thomas; several nieces and nephews. 

Sundberg, Stella Monica, 83, of Montpelier, died Dec. 20. Born in 1913 in Hamilton, Scotland, she was the daughter of Saimos and Michelina Ruta. She was a graduate of St. Mary's School of Nursing in Brooklyn, N.Y. and worked as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, PA, until retirement. She attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Pittson, PA. She was married to Captain Gustave Sundberg, who died in 1992. Survivors include her daughter, June; two sons, Gustave and Thor; grandchildren.

Aspesi, Elsa Cecchini, 81, formerly of Barre, died Dec. 22. Born in 1915 in Barre, she was the daughter of Silvio and Pia (Fasoli) Cecchini. She attended schools in Barre and Spaulding High School. She worked at Woolworth's and later at Cecchini's Grocery. In 1940, she married Marco (Gus) Aspesi, who died in 1983. Survivors include a son, Marco; one grandson; two sisters; one brother; one niece and several nephews. 

Ross, Harley H., 81, of Middlesex, died Dec. 22. Born in 1915 in PA, he was the son of Morton Alexander Ross and Mary Elizabeth Wilcox. He grew up in PA and later married Gladys E. VanderWyden. He served with the Army Air Force during WWII. After the war, he began a career as an accountant. He and his wife moved to Castleton after his retirement and recently moved to Middlesex. Survivors include his wife; sons, Ronald, David and Dennis; one daughter, Kate; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers; one sister. 

Bruce, George A. Jr., 74, of Randolph, died Dec. 21. Born in 1922 in Randolph, he was the son of George and Glenna (Cushman) Bruce Sr. He attended Randolph schools and graduated from Randolph High School. He served in the Army during WWII. He was a linotype operator most of his life, working for the Herald in Randolph, Garth Blow Printing in Barre and at Beacon Printing in Randolph, retiring in 1992. Survivors include two sisters, Dorothy Havey and Winsome Mason; many nieces and nephews.

Bisson, Lucy, 92, of South Barre, died Dec. 22. Born in 1904 in Williamstown, she was the daughter of Joseph and Melvina (Bishop) DeCoteau. She attended schools in Williamstown. In 1921, she married Edmond Bisson, who died in 1971. She was a member of the St. Sylvester Church. Survivors include three sons, Donald, David and James; three daughters, Thelma LaRochelle, Barbara (Mrs. Albert) Fraser and Patricia (Mrs. Alfred) Lavoie; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Compagna, Georgia D., 60, of Worcester, died Dec. 21. Born in 1936 in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of Clarence and Mildred (Steward) Downes. She received her education in the Manchester school system and graduated from Central High School. She later graduated from Nasson College in Springvale, Maine. She was a mail carrier in New Hampshire and in Morrisville. In 1972, she married Robert Compagna and they owned and operated the family farm. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Wayne Jr. and Matthew; two daughters, Deborah Tallman and Bobbi Compagna; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Griffith, Marguerite R., 74, formerly of Waterbury, died Dec. 18. Born in 1922 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of Harold and Myrtle (Tatro) Eastman. She worked at Cellucord Manufacturing in Richmond and at the Medical Center. She was a member of the Holy Rosary Church. Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Irish; two sons, Gary and Donald Jr.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews.

Allen, Marion O., 97, of Bradford, died Dec. 21. Born in 1899 in Southborough, Mass., she was the daughter of Major Aaron and Sadie (Fisher) Hosmer. She was a self-employed business owner in Massachusetts. In 1926, she married Carleton Allen, who died in 1967. She was a member of the First Church of Marlborough. Survivors include one son, Norman; a daughter-in-law, Beverly Allen; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grand-children; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Slayton, Estella A., 70, of Hardwick, died Dec. 22. Born in 1926 in Greensboro, she was the daughter of Irving and Elnora (Wheeler) Hull. She attended Greensboro public school and graduated from Greensboro High School. In 1946, she married Roger Lee Slayton. She was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. She had been assistant librarian at Judevine Memorial Library in Hardwick. Survivors include two sons, Edward and Robert; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters; one niece.

Ruggles, Elaine Parsons, of Montpelier, died Dec. 20. She was born and spent her early years in Marblehead, Mass., the daughter of Eben and Elinor Mattson Parsons. She graduated from the Oak Grove Preparatory School in Maine and earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics from Connecticut College in New London, Conn. In 1949, she married Daniel Ruggles III. She was chairman of the Community Concert Association, director of volunteers of the Red Cross, served on the board of trustees of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Survivors include her husband; one sister, Estelle Parsons Zimroth; two nieces; one nephew; cousins.

Hotchkiss, Frances, 83, of Chelsea, died Dec. 21. Born in 1913 in Addison, MI, she was the daughter of Ralph and Helen (Anderson) Cherry. She graduated from Michigan State University. She received her masters in Speech Pathology at Southern Connecticut State University. She joined the faculty there and operated the student speech clinic. In 1943, she married Alex C. Hotchkiss. They moved to Chelsea in 1980, following retirement. Survivors include her husband; one son, George; two daughters, Janet Letitia Scheidel and Catherine Dee Hotchkiss. 

Rouleau, Marcel H., 64, of Barre Town, died Dec. 27. Born in 1932 in Montpelier, he was the son of Rudolphe and Jeannette (Goudreau) Rouleau. He attended St. Monica Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving with the 9th Infantry Regiment of the 2nd Infantry Division. He joined his father and brothers in the operation and management of the Rouleau Granite Company in Barre. He left active management in 1977, due to health reasons. He was currently on the board of directors. In 1957, he married Marlynn Giacherio. He was a member of the St. Monica Church. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Lynn Ann Routhier; three sons, Randy, Brad and Greg; 12 grandchildren; four brothers; three sisters; many nieces and nephews.

Remick, Paul W., 86, of Calais, died Dec. 24. Born in 1910 in Waterford, he was the son of Harry and Marie (Weber) Remick. He attended school in Waterford. In 1936 he married Bertha May Jimmo, who died in 1964. In 1969, he married Enna Morey. He owned and operated an auto repair shop in Claremont, N.H. Moved to Calais in 1969 and was employed by Bailey Brothers until retirement in 1977. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Anne Grimm; two sons, David and Larry; three stepdaughters, Gaie St. John, Bonnie Holmquest and Rosemary Oswald; one sister; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

Makela, Ella D., 81, of Barre, died Dec. 24. Born in 1915 in South Paris, Maine, she was the daughter of John and Mary Houtari Komulainen. She attended South Paris schools. She had been employed as a fancy stitcher in the shoe shops in Massachusetts and Biddeford, Maine. Survivors include one son, Emil Whitman; two daughters, Patricia Tucker and Pamela Shorey; a stepson, William Barker; a stepdaughter, Lynn Saunders; two brothers; three sisters; 21 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Cochran, Raymond C., 89, of Orange, died Dec. 22. Born in 1907 in St. Albans, he was the son of Silas and Bessie (Eisenhart) Cochran. He attended schools in St. Albans. He was employed by the Central Vermont Railroad in St. Albans. He came to Barre in 1928 where he was employed at Railroad Express, retiring in 1956. He also operated Ray's Glass Shop and a commercial vegetable and gladiola garden. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps, serving in WWII. In 1928, he married Evelyn Gilcris. In 1950, he married Alice Cecchini, who died in 1977. Survivors include his companion, Ruth Holmes; three sons, Silas (Bob), Donald and Kenneth; one daughter, Eleanor (Mrs. Robert) Beede; two step-daughters, Priscilla (Mrs. Wendell) Therrien and Pauline (Mrs. Donald) Smedy; one stepson, Richard Cecchini; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister; nieces and nephews.

Flood, Albert G., 69, of East Barre, died Dec. 26. Born in 1927, he was the son of Gordon and Rose (Meachem) Flood. He attended schools in Fletcher. He was an Army veteran, having served in WWII. In 1949, he married Leola Flanders. He worked at Carl & Seavers Tire Co., retiring in 1968 due to ill health. He was also an auctioneer in the central Vermont area and a member of the Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Sandra (Mrs. John) Cushing and Patricia (Mrs. Kevin) Kelley; five sons, Danny, Steve, Kenneth, Richard and Darryl; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; five brothers; two sisters; nieces and nephews.

DeMartino, Rina C., 87, formerly of Barre, died Nov. 8. Born in 1909 in Barre, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Polli Calderari. She attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. She moved to Greenwich, Conn. in 1928 and was employed as a legal secretary. She married Al DeMartino, who died in 1988. Survivors include a daughter, Sandra Kiesel; a son, Richard DeMartino; a brother; six grandchildren.

McAdam, George C., 75, formerly of Hardwick and Morrisville, died Dec. 24. Born in 1921 in Hardwick, he was the son of Frederick and Alice (Rockwell) McAdam. He attended schools in Hardwick and was employed by the former Atlas Plywood Co. in Morrisville. Survivors include two brotehrs, Harold and Howard; several nieces and nephews. 

Reynolds, Harold S., Sr., 74, of Waterbury, died Dec. 27. Born in 1922 in Waterbury, he was the son of Alson and Julie (Gifford) Reynolds. He attended schools in Waterbury and later served with the Army during WWII. In 1944, he married Thelma Clark. He worked in Waterbury for the former Pilgram Plywood Co. and in 1954, moved to Mass., where he was employed by Kimberly-Clark. He retired in 1984 and returned to Vermont. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Susan Klein, Carolyn Morris and Jean Bonavitacola; two sons, Harold Jr. and Bruce; five sisters; one brother; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Craig, Bertha M., 90, of Barre, died Dec. 23. Born in 1906 in Lachine, Quebec, she was the daughter of Frederick Alexander and Isabelle Janet (Shiells) Craig. Her family moved to Websterville, where she attended school. She was employed as a housekeeper in Barre and Montpelier and later in Connecticut, before returning to Barre in 1986. She attended the Presbyterian Church. Survivors include two nephews, Richard and Laurence Craig; a cousin, Arthur McEwing; grandnieces and grandnephews.

Aja, Manuel, of Barre, died Dec. 28. Born in Montpelier, he was the son of Jose and Maria (Aja) Aja. He attended schools in Montpelier and later in Barre. He had been employed at the Waldron-Shields Granite Company in Barre and was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include a sister, Teresa Aja Goyette; a brother, Joseph Aja; nieces and nephews. 
Shonio, Evelyn A., 92, formerly of Worcester, died Dec. 31. Born in 1904 in Calais, she was the daughter of George and Mae (Leno) Hill. In 1920, she married Everett Bart Shonio, who died in 1985. She spent her life as a homemaker. Survivors include her sons, Elwyn Edward and Newell Albert; one daughter, Patricia Ann Benway; one brother; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Pecor, Corene H., 84, of Montpelier, died Dec. 30. Born in 1912 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Bressette) Foster. She attended schools in Waterbury. She worked at the Waterbury Hotel as a housekeeper and at the Capital Building Cafeteria, Department of Employment Security cafeteria and later at the Lobster Pot restaurant. Her husband, Oliver Pecor, is deceased. Survivors include three sons, Roger, Rodney and Douglas; one daughter, Gloria O'Neill; two step-daughters, Irene Conzensa and Betty Waits; 15 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; two sisters.

Gregoire, Helen A., 94, of South Barre, died Dec. 27. Born in 1902 in Rouses Point, N.Y., she was the daughter of William and Mary Louise (Carpenter) Stacy. She attended schools in Rouses Point. The family moved to Barre in 1914 and she attended school there. She was employed at the Homer Fitts store in Barre. In 1923, married Richard White, who died in 1961. In 1963, she married Roy Gregoire. She was employed at Sprague Electric Company, retiring in 1965. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Delores (Mrs. Floyd) Cook and Arlene (Mrs. Allan) Christie; one stepson, Richard Gregoire; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.

Rice, Darlene D., 44, of Randolph, died Dec. 29. Born in 1952 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Donat and Beatrice (Hebert) Danis. She graduated from Burlington High School. She was a member of the Sts. Donatian and Rogatian Catholic Church in Randolph where she had been a Sunday School teacher and parish council member. She worked in several Randolph area offices. In 1974, she married Everett Rice Jr. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Brian and Kevin; two brothers; five sisters; several nieces and nephews.

Messier, Fr. Bernard, 65, of Barre, died Dec. 28. Born in 1931 in Barre, he was the son of Richard and Anna (Blais) Messier. He attended grammar school in Orange, and graduated from Spaulding High School. He attended St. Michael's College and studied for the priesthood at St. John's Seminary in Brighton, Mass. He was ordained in 1956 and began his priestly ministry at St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish in Newport. He also served in Winooski, White River Junction, Middletown Springs, Canaan, Burlington and in 1991 was assigned as pastor of St. Monica Parish in Barre. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Michel (Therese) Monty and Mrs. Raoul (Flora) Martineau; 17 nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law; numerous grandnieces and grandnephews; four aunts; many cousins. 

Sherman, Linda Mae, 54, of Chelsea, died Dec. 28. Born in 1942 in Barre, she was the daughter of Mae (Marble) and Lynn Kezer. She attended school in Washington and graduated from Montpelier High School. She had been employed at Montpelier On the Move, Community Action in Barre and the Richard E. Davis family in Barre. She also was a dealer in Avon products and Artex Paints. She was married in 1961. Survivors include her mother; three sons, Randy, Clifton and Brian; four daughters, Rose Perkins, Terry Perkins, and twins Constance Goodrich and Christine Goodrich; a brother; two sisters; four aunts; 10 grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Reed, Florence M., 98, of Montpelier, died Jan. 2. Born in 1898 in Hartland, Maine, she was the daughter of Joseph and Altha (Coombs) Manson. She received her early education in Hartland, graduating from Hartland High School and attending Farmington State Teachers College. In 1918, she married Vaughn H. Reed. They moved to Montpelier in 1980 and Mr. Reed died in 1983. Survivors include one daughter, Arlene Fisher; one granddaughter; two grandsons; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Martindale, Nikki M., 23, formerly of Duxbury, died Dec. 26. Born in 1973 in Berlin, she was the daughter of Roland Martindale and the former Shirley Coffin. She attended Harwood Union High School and later worked as a waitress at the former Starving Artist Restaurant in Waterbury and the Feed Bag Restaurant in Duxbury. She was more recently employed at Club Dallas in Waterbury and moved to New Hampshire in 1996. Survivors include her mother; her father; a sister, Donni Martindale; a brother, Sonni Martindale; a half-sister Tiffany Martindale; two half-brothers, Jeff Davis and Greg Davis; a stepsister, Jessie Marshall; a stepbrother, M. Seth Marshall; nieces and nephews.

Roy, Gedeon J., 86, of Barre, died Dec. 30. Born in 1910 in St. Cecile, Quebec, he was the son of Ovila and Marie Anna (Champagne) Roy. He attended schools in Canada. He was a chef for the Canadian-Pacific Railroad Company and the Brown Paper Company, retiring in 1969. He married Emilienne Roy in 1969. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include his wife; two stepsons, Bertrand Roy and Henry Roy; one stepdaughter, Lucille Dufresne; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Beaupre, William E., 62, of Woodbury, died Dec. 27. Born in 1934 in Barre, he was the son of Dr. Bernard and Lucille (Mongeon) Beaupre. He attended public schools in Hardwick, graduated from Hardwick Academy and attended Lyndon Institute. He later earned a degree in education from Lyndon State College. He had served with the Army. He was employed by the State of Vermont, first in the Department of Employment Security and later for the Department of Probation and Corrections. He retired in 1994. He was first married to Constance Hislop. In 1985, he married Lois Drouin Beaupre. He was a member of St. Norbert's Church in Hardwick. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Korrey Stevens; one stepdaughter, Judith Graham; one stepson, David Beaupre; one grandson; five step-grandchildren; a sister; an aunt and uncle; nieces and nephews.

Whitcomb, Edith B., 75, formerly of Graniteville, died Dec. 29. Born in 1921 in Graniteville, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Irene (Holmes) Buchanan. She attended Barre Town School and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1943, she married Harold Whitcomb, who died in 1974. She received nurse's training at the former Barre City Hospital and later attended the University of Arizona and Polk Community College in Florida. She followed the Unity School of Christianity. Survivors include her son, Gaines; her daughter, Deborah Whitcomb; one granddaughter; two half-sisters; a half-brother. 

Brock, Bernard J., 77, of Barre, died Dec. 31. Born in 1919 in Stanstead, Quebec, he was the son of Joseph and Alice (Coburn) Underwood. He was adopted by his mother's sister and husband after her death and attended schools in Canada, graduating from Stanstead College, where he majored in business administration and music. He moved to Hardwick and was employed as a photographer. He later founded the Country Store in Montpelier with his brother-in-law Earl Williams. They also operated Bi-Rite Grocery on Barre-Montpelier Road. In 1956 he married Eleanor Collins. He joined his wife's family at the Chellis Collins Furniture Store in Berlin, retiring in 1986 after the business was sold. He was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Rebecca (Mrs. John) Brooklyn; three grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Tellier, Bessie B., 72, of East Montpelier, died Dec. 31. Born in 1924 in East Montpelier, she was the daughter of Howard and Bessie (Stevens) Ball Sr. She attended schools in Middlesex. In 1949, she married Raymond Tellier. She was a licensed practical nurse and was employed at various nursing homes as well as the Vermont State Hospital. More recently, she was employed as a private duty nurse, retiring in 1991. She was a member of the Waterbury Center Community Church. Survivors include her husband; two sisters, Helen Newton and Louise Hawkins; nieces and nephews.

Ross, Walton E., 75, formerly of Websterville, Barre and Woodbury, died Dec. 30. Born in 1921 in Websterville, he was raised by his grandmother, Margaret Mackie. He graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd (Episcopal) in Barre. He retired from New England Telephone & Telegraph Company in 1978, where he served as office foreman in Montpelier. He was married to Priscilla Pitman Ross. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Robert and James; two daughters, Martha (Mrs. Ralph) Knight and Judith Irwin; seven grandchildren; an uncle; and several nieces and nephews.

Alexander, J. Warren, 73, formerly of Cabot, died Dec. 30. Born in 1923 in Glover, he was the son of Joseph and Mary (Stone) Alexander. He served with the Army Air Corps during WWII. In 1942, he married Pearl (Whalen) Alexander. They operated a farm and maple sugaring operation in Cabot and later he was employed with Holsom Bakery and then for 27 years at Cabot Creamery. He had served as road commissioner of Cabot and as selectman and moderator and was a member of the United Church of Cabot. Survivors include his wife; his children, Gloria Clubb, Judith O'Brien, Joseph Alexander, Rhoda Triplett and Jill Alexander; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters; nieces and nephews.

D'Auteuil, Florida D., 87, of Barre, died Jan. 1. Born in 1909 in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of Alfred and Florida (Paradis) St. Cyr. She was educated in New Hampshire schools. She was a music teacher for several years. In 1939 married William Roark, who died in 1943. After her husband's death she was employed by the Remington Rand Corporation in Hartford, Conn. In 1960, she married Donat D'Auteuil, who died in 1985. She moved to Barre at that time and had been a patient at Woodridge Nursing Home for several years. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include three sisters, Gracia Salley, Cecile Pinfold and Dulcina Goulette; nieces and nephews.

Letourneau, Hilda M., 94, of Barre, died Jan. 1. Born in 1902 in Graniteville, she was the daughter of Peter and Matilda (Johndro) Dubay. She attended schools in Barre Town, Spaulding High School and two years at Goddard Seminary. In 1924, she married Fred Letourneau. They moved to Barre and owned and operated a grocery store on Brook Street. Mr. Letourneau died in 1974. She was a member of St. Monica Parish and an accomplished pianist. Survivors include an adopted son, Peter Jones; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

Chasse, Pierre P., 78, of Bethel, died Dec. 31. Born in 1918 in St. Agatha, Maine, he was the son of Stanislase and Alphonsine (Deschene) Chase. He was educated in the Maine school system. He farmed, logged and later worked for International Paper Company in Maine, New York and Vermont. He retired in 1980. He had lived in Bethel since 1975. Survivors include his companion, Edith Blanchard; two brothers, Xavier Chase and Willard Chase; six sisters, Hilda Foss, Rose Levesque, Theresa Albert, Albertine Boulard, Marie Livingston and Modeste Mudie; many nieces and nephews.

Hogg, Ada Deyo, 89, formerly of Barre, died Jan. 1. Born in 1907 in Walden, N.Y., she was the daughter of Jonas and Margaret (Sheley) Deyo. She attended elementary school in New York City and graduated from George Washington High School. In 1929, she married John Hogg, who died in 1974. She was employed as a bookkeeper for the State of New York, retiring in 1965. She was a member of the Websterville Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne Dugliss and Margaret Holzer; one son, Peter; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Holden, Henry G., 70, of Northfield, died Jan. 2. Born in 1926 in Randolph, he was the son of W. Howard and Bernice (Fielders) Holden. He attended Randolph schools and graduated from Randolph High School. He served with the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. In 1947, he married Catherine Clevenger. They returned to Vermont in 1958 and owned and operated the Mt. Aeolus Inn in East Dorset. Mrs. Holden died in 1979. He has been living in Northfield for the past four years. Survivors include two sons, Charles and Mark; three daughters, Vickie Lehr, Sharry Rutken and Cindy Revenis; his companion, Jeanne Hutchinson; one brother; two sisters; 11 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Cruickshank, Earl Sr., 76, formerly of Northfield, died Jan. 7. Born in 1920 in Northfield, he was the son of James and Ella (Fullum) Cruickshank. He graduated from Northfield High School and attended Vermont College in Montpelier. He worked for the Vermont Highway Department, F.W. Whitcomb Construction in Walpole, N.H. and Dufresne and Henry in Springfield. He moved to Bellows Falls in 1960, where he owned and operated Precision Paving Co. In 1944, he married Margaret McGoff. Survivors include his wife; his mother; two sons, Earl Jr. and James; one daughter, Peggy Alexy; one brother; two sisters. 
Huntington, Arthur F., 77, of Barre, died Dec. 20. Born in 1919 in Bridgeport, Conn., he was the son of Andrew Sherwood Huntington and Louise (Forsyth) Huntington. He attended Sherman Elementary School in Fairfield, Conn. and graduated from the Hoosac School in Hoosick Falls, N.Y. He was employed as an organ repairman by several companies in New England. He also worked for Railroad Express. He resided at Rowan Court Health & Rehabilitation Center for the past three years. Survivors include one sister, Mary Louise Upham; one brother, Andrew Burr Huntington; five nephews; two nieces. 

Smith, Frances A., 78, of Randolph, died Jan. 6. Born in 1919 in Bridgeport, Conn., she was the daughter of James and Zelia (Trask) Green and was educated in Connecticut schools, Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Houghton College in New York. In 1951, she married Rev. William J. Smith, who died in 1993. She taught schools in Newfane, N.Y. and was a member of the Cleveland Drive Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her brother, Robert W. Green; nieces and nephews. 

Ferguson, Christine C., 89, of Hardwick, died Jan. 8. Born in 1907 in Winnipeg, Canada, she was the daughter of Ludwig and Lena Marquardt. She was employed as the gift shop manager and head of housekeeping by the Mt. Mansfield Company, prior to retirement. Her first husband, Bernard P. Carey, is deceased. She later married Harry C. Ferguson, who is also deceased. Survivors include two daughters, Eleanor J. Cornish and Carolyn T. Aiossa; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 

Morton, Burgh A., 70, of Graniteville, died Jan. 6. Born in 1927 in Plainfield, he was the son of Carleton and Hazel (Sargent) Morton. He attended schools in Plainfield and served with the Vermont National Guard. In 1951, he married Lizette Routhier. He worked as a painter and later was employed in the granite industry at North Barre Granite Co. and later at Adams Granite Co. He retired due to ill health. He was a member of St. Sylvester Church. Survivors include his wife; one son, Robert; two grandsons; three sisters; one brother; nieces and nephews. 

Schmitz, Paul, 75, of Barre died Jan. 4. Born in 1921 in Strasbourg, France, he was the son of Frederic and Yvonne (Pauline) Schmitz. He was educated there. He served in the French Army during WWII. He came to Barre in 1947 and was employed at Dessureau Machine Shop, Rock of Ages and later at Smith Whitcomb & Cook, retiring in 1986. In 1948, he married Mariette LaCroix. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Gisele (Mrs. David) Lahr and Anne (Mrs. Ken) Walker; five grandchildren. 

Dimick, Elsie J., 51, of Hardwick, died Jan. 3. Born in 1945 in Groton, she was the daughter of Richard and Lucille (Williams) Gamble. She attended public schools in Groton, Barre, Cabot, Danville and St. Johnsbury. In 1961, she married George Dimick Sr. She had been employed by the Blue Mountain School District in the hot lunch department. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Daphne Carbee; three sons, Wade, George Jr. and Vince; one sister; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Spencer, Beatrice F., 91, of Montpelier, died Jan. 4. Born in 1905 in Westfield, she was the daughter of Albert and Ada Farman. The family moved to Newport and she attended high school there. In 1928 she graduated from University of Vermont and taught French and Latin at Wells River High School. In 1933, she married Rupert Spencer, who died in 1971. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include nephews, Richard Suitor, David Suitor and William Lawson; nieces, Virginia Farman Smith, Elizabeth Farman, Barbara Farman McRae and Nancy Lawson Newton; many grandnieces and grandnephews; great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. 

Martin, Ira J. Sr., 76, of Randolph, died Jan. 5. Born in 1920 in Stockbridge, he was the son of Herbert and Florence (Shonio) Martin and was educated in Rochester and Stockbridge schools. He served in the Army Medical Corps during WWII. He worked at the Plywood Company in Hancock and later as a truck driver for Edwin Harvey of Rochester. He had been married to Hazel Wade. Survivors include his son, Ira J. Martin Jr.; his brother, Walter; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Dupuis, Andre J., 74, of Randolph, died Jan. 5. Born in 1922 in Granby, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of Nelson and Ava (Pecard) Dupuis. He was educated in the Granby school system. He was a truck driver, employed by the McDermott Trucking Co. of Enosburg Falls and other trucking firms in the central Vermont area. He moved to Randolph in 1972, where he operated the landfill. He was a member of Sts. Rogatian and Donatian Church. In 1944, he married Madeline Dumas. Survivors include his wife; five sons, Claude, Jacques, Serge, Michael and Pierre; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. 

Morin, Marion G., 74, of Hardwick, died Jan. 4. Born in 1922 in Wolcott, she was the daughter of Herbert Charles and Abbie L. (Kusic) Preman. She attended elementary school in Hardwick and graduated from Hardwick Academy. She had been employed by Sam Daniels Manufacturing and later worked as a secretary for attorney James Knapp. More recently she was secretary and office manager at Northern Counties Health Center, retiring in 1989. In 1943, she married Nestor Augustin Morin. She was affiliated with the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include her husband; her son, Michael; a sister, Phyllis Lane; nieces, nephews. 

Boyce, William R., 53, formerly of Barre, died Jan. 3. Born in 1943 in Barre, he was the son of Annette (Beaudom) Wood and Ralph Boyce. He graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1962, he married Madeline Badeau and later he married Susan Poirier. He was employed in the fields of drafting, design and construction and more recently owned a contracting business in Connecticut. Survivors include his wife; his children, Rhonda (Mrs. Francis) Tash; Roger Boyce and Brian Boyce; a granddaughter; a grandson; two sisters; aunts, uncles, and several nieces and nephews.

Boardman, Scott R., 39, of Northfield, died Jan. 7. Born in 1957 in Keene, N.H., he was the son of Randall and Louella (Henderson) Boardman. He graduated from Northfield High School. He was a carpenter and was most recently employed by Allard's Remodeling Company and Wright's Painting Company. Survivors include his father; his sister, Vicki Lawry; a half-brother, Gregory Bolduc; two half-sisters, Lane LaPierre and Alicia Inglesias; two nieces and several cousins. 

Boardman, Evelyn G., 79, formerly of Tunbridge, died Jan. 5. Born in 1917 in Tunbridge, she was the daughter of Clarence and Gladys (Perkins) Folsom. She attended schools in Tunbridge and South Royalton High School. In 1935, she married William E. Boardman Sr., who died in 1983. She spent her life as a homemaker, parent and grandmother. Survivors include her children, Myrna Camp, William Jr., Brenda Marceau, Lou Boardman and Denton Boardman; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers; five sisters; many nieces and nephews.

Brunelle, Ruth L., 78, of Montpelier, died Jan. 7. Born in 1918 in Bristol, she was the daughter of Samuel and Loretta (Hammond) Vondle. She graduated from Brandon High School. In 1937, she married Rene Brunelle, who died in 1990. She was a member of the St. Augustine Parish. Survivors include a son, Francis; a daughter, Nancy Macey; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Long, Lizzie, 90, of Berlin, died Jan. 8. Born in 1906 in Vershire, she was the daughter of Jerry and Mary (Currier) O'Day. She attended schools in Vershire. In 1935, she married Raymond Long, who died in 1987. Survivors include two sons, Raymond Jr. and Douglass; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Garfield, Martha H., 88, formerly of Northfield, died Jan. 9. Born in 1908 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Guy and Olive (Freeman) Howe. She was educated in Northfield and Windsor schools and graduated from Windsor High School. In 1940, she married Gordon Garfield, who died in 1977. She was an operator at the former Windsor Telephone office and was a member of the Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church in Windsor. Survivors include her brother, Herbert G. Howe; nieces and nephews.

Richardson, Arlene C., 79, of Barre, died Jan. 9. Born in 1917 in Barre, she was the daughter of William and Cassie (Shores) Farquharson. She was educated in Barre schools and Spaulding High School. She worked at the former Eric's Restaurant. She married Gerald J. Richardson; they later divorced. Survivors include a son, Robert; a granddaughter; a cousin; several nieces and nephews.

Welch, Letitia B., 88, of Duxbury, died Jan. 9. Born in 1908 in Swanton, she was the daughter of George and Eva (Bellegarde) Penell. She was a graduate of St. Anne's Academy in Swanton and received her RN degree from Bishop DeGoesbriand School of Nursing in Burlington. In 1940, she married James Welch, who died in 1958. She was employed in the Burlington area as a nurse and later worked at the Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Pittsford. She worked at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, retiring in 1971. She was a member of St. Andrew's Church. Survivors include one son, George; two grandsons; one granddaughter; four great-grandsons; nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Raymond, Charles R. Jr., 60, of Middlesex, died Jan. 9. Born in 1936 in New York City, he was the son of Ellen (Brockway) and Charles Raymond. He received his education in New Jersey, graduating from Union (N.J.) High School. He served with the Air Force. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Nicholas, Joseph and Michael; four daughters, Nancy Raymond, Bonnie Nolan, Sandra Raymond and Katherine Raymond; four grandchildren; his mother; two brothers; nieces and nephews. 

Lowery, Olive Blanche, 89, of Cabot, died Jan. 9. Born in 1907 in Cabot, she was the daughter of George and Olie (Morrill) Laird. She attended public schools in Cabot. She had worked as a domestic in Mas-sachusetts and New Hampshire, returning to Cabot to care for her parents. In 1958, she married William Lowery, who died in 1964. She was a member of the United Church of Cabot. Survivors include a step-daughter, Mrs. Helen Rimikis; a step-granddaughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins.


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