Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1997

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O'Brien, Helen B., 82, formerly of Bethel, died Jan. 18. Born in 1914 in Bethel, she was the daughter of Walter and Evelyn (Benoir) Blanchard. She was educated in Bethel and Randolph schools. In 1937, she married William O'Brien, who died in 1982. She was a member of the Ascutney Union Church. She was an assembler at Cone-Blanchard Machine in Windsor and she also operated an antique shop and vegetable stand in Ascutney. Survivors include four nephews, John and George O'Brien, Steven Russell and Donald Martin; one niece, Barbara Rosinski.

Eastman, Donald K., 65, formerly of Moretown and more recently of Framington, Mass., died Jan. 19. Born in Moretown, he was the son of Maurice and Beatrice (Seymour) Eastman. He graduated from Waterbury High School and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He earned a MBA from Babson College and served with the Navy during the Korean War. He was a pharmacist and sales representative with Abbott Laboratories, retiring in 1989. For the past five years, he was employed as a pharmacist at MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Sally (Donahue) Eastman; a son, Christopher; three daughters, Tracy Eastman, Diane Eastman and Laurie McCarthy; two sisters; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

Bradley, Virginia S., 75, of Northfield, died Jan. 18. Born in 1921 in Fitchburg, Mass., she was the daughter of Victor and Irene (Dwinell) Smith. She attended West Chester State College, receiving a bachelor of science degree in music education. She received a masters in music from the University of PA. She taught music in the public school system in PA and MD and in Northfield. She also taught cello privately. In 1952, she married Lt. Robert Bradley. After her husband retired, they moved to Northfield. Mr. Bradley died in 1983. Her memberships included the United Church of Northfield. Survivors include three sons, Robert, Douglas and Christopher; two brothers; seven grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Pedrosa, Charles C., 78, of Worcester and Montpelier and more recently of FL, died Jan. 18. Born in 1918 in Worcester, he was the son of Noyes and Winifred (Lucas) Pedroza. He was first married to Lillian Foote. He later married Evelyn Weaver in 1969. He was an information person at the Daytona Greyhound Race Track for 27 years. Survivors include his wife; a son, Daniel Patridge; a daughter, Loretta Nerva; four grandchildren; a brother; a sister; nieces and nephews.

Demars, Perley R., 93, formerly of Hardwick and more recently of FL, died Jan. 17. Born in 1903 in Hardwick, he was the son of Alfred and Mary (LePete) Demars. He graduated from Hardwick Academy. He operated a pool hall in Hardwick and then moved to Montpelier, where he operated a bowling alley. He later started the Brown Derby Restaurant in Montpelier. He sold the restaurant and moved to Richford and operated the Richford Inn. He then moved to Essex Junction and operated the Lincoln Inn. He was a communicant of St. Raphael's Catholic Church of Florida. Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Trombly; two grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews. His wife, Corrine, died in 1991.

Dodge, Edgar C., 84, of Tunbridge, died Jan. 20. Born in 1912 in Hartford, he was the son of Harvard and Eva (Davidson) Dodge. He attended school in Norwich and South Royalton High School. He farmed for many years in Tunbridge and then became an insurance agent for the Cooperative Fire Insurance Company in Middlebury. He became a director and then chief executive officer, retiring in 1981. In 1936, he married Elizabeth Josler. Survivors include his wife; one sister, Marguerite Richardson; nieces and nephews.

Veach, James E., 48, of Waterbury, died Jan. 20. Born in 1948 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., he was the son of May (Simmons) and George Veach. He received his early education in Hyde Park, N.Y. schools and F.D. Roosevelt High School. He served with the Army. In 1967, he married Ruth Ann Dalrymple. He had been employed at Wilber's Burial Vault Company and moved to Waterbury, where he and his wife managed the Gateway Motel. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Rae Ann Ruiz, Jennie Fusco and Julia Danyow; a son, James Jr.; 11 grandchildren; his mother; two sisters; six brothers; several nieces and nephews.

Cardi, Phyllis R., 66, formerly of Williamstown and more recently of FL, died Jan. 13. Born in Williamstown, she was the daughter of Edgar and Eula (Martin) Smedy. She attended area schools. She married John Cardi, they moved to FL in 1975. She spent the majority of her life as a homemaker. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Dennis McLaughlin and Gary Needham; two sisters; two brothers; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Blair, Eudora M., 97, of Northfield, died Jan. 21. Born in 1900 in Concord, N.H., she was the daughter of Carl and Ruth (Carlton) Hatch. She attended schools in Warren and Waitsfield. In 1916, she married Harry Blair, who died in 1988. She was employed at Lyons Drug Store in Rochester and was a member of the Federated Church of Rochester. She moved to Northfield in 1991. Survivors include her brothers, Jerome and Ira Hatch; three sisters, Sylvia Kirby, Maxine Flood and Nadene Brigham; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Patrick, Shirley E., 61, of Royalton, died Jan. 22. Born in 1935 in Rochester, she was the daughter of Jerry and Lillian (Newton) Spencer. She received her early education in Rochester and graduated from Whitcomb High School in Bethel. In 1954, she married Raymond Chandler Sr. She was later married to Charles Patrick in 1986, who died in 1987. She was a nurse's aid in Gifford Memorial Hospital, a waitress at Brown Derby Restaurant and a caregiver in Royalton. She also worked at the White River Valley Herald, the Forrest Poultry Outlet and the Chieftain Motor Inn in Hanover, N.H. Survivors include one son, Raymond Chandler Jr.; two daughters, Kandy Pixley and Janice Chandler; eight grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Walling, L. Metcalf, 88, of Randolph Center, died Jan. 21. Born in 1908 in Union Village, he was the son of Judge Everett and Anna (Marshall) Walling. He was educated in Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., Brown University and Harvard Law School. Following graduated from Harvard, he was appointed to head the new Rhode Island Labor Department. In 1933, he married Frances Slosson Holiday, who died in 1972. He then married Sydney Parker in 1973, who died in 1986. He worked for a New York City law firm, was assigned by the United Nations to Guatemala, was head of the American Economic Aid Mission to Cambodia and Columbia, worked for a French American Bauxite Mining Company and the International Executive Service Corps in West Africa and Tunisia. Following retirement in 1975, he moved to Randolph. He was a member of St. John's Church (Episcopal) in Randolph. Survivors include one son, Alexander; a stepdaughter, Judith Parker; a stepson, Jameson Parker; four grandchildren.

Boutin, Paul J., 77, of Graniteville, died Jan. 23. Born in 1919 in St. Honore de Shenley Beauce, Que., he was the son of Joseph and Philomine (Halle) Boutin. He attended schools in Canada. In 1942, he married Therese Henault, who died in 1951. In 1951, he married Marie Veilleux. They moved to Graniteville, where he was employed by Rock of Ages Corp., retiring in 1984. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Louise Groleau, Solange Rea and Jane Berard; five sons, Marcel, Ronald, Paul, Conrad and Laurent; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters; one brother; several nieces and nephews.

Parker, George F., 77, of Barre, died Jan. 23. Born in 1919 in Quechee, he was the son of George and Minetta (Wilson) Parker. He attended schools in Quechee. He was employed as a farmer for many years. He served with the Army. In 1951, he married Beatrice Dwire. He retired in 1960 and moved to Barre in 1992. Survivors include his wife; several nieces and nephews.

Parker, William, 50, of Northfield, died Jan. 20. Born in 1946 in Boston, Mass., he was the son of James and Jane (Clarke) Parker. He was employed at Trouvailles Inc. in Watertown, Mass. He was a gem dealer, travelling extensively through-out the United States and the Philippines. He lost his eyesight at age 36. Survivors include his wife, Bonny (Besse) Parker; a daughter, Ariana Parker; his father; his step-father Omer Cormier; a brother; two half-brothers.

Philbrook, Virginia P., 77, of Montpelier, died Jan. 24. Born in 1919 in Portland, Maine, she was the daughter of Edward and Marguerite (Gage) Payson. She was educated in the Portland school system and graduated from Westbrook (Maine) Junior College. In 1942, she married Howard Philbrook, who died in 1990. Survivors include a daughter, Judy Philbrook; two sons, Terry and Peter; six grandchildren.

Thomas, Gertrude P., 93, of Montpelier, died Jan. 23. Born in 1903 in Sheldon, she was the daughter of George and Mary (Myott) Ploof. She received her education in Sheldon Grade School and Franklin High School. In 1927, she married Vernet Thomas, who died in 1987. She first worked for Green Mountain Power Corp., then at National Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1968. Her memberships included St. Augustine's Church. Survivors include two sisters, Elsie McDonough and Eleanor Murphy; nieces and nephews.

Meade, Dr. Richard H., III, 71, of Montpelier, died recently. Born in 1925 in Peking, China, he was the son of Richard Hardaway and Mary (Frazier) Meade, Jr. Before retirement, he was Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Boston floating hospital and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Ewens Meade; two sons, Matthew and Richard; two daughters, Elizabeth Meade and Sarah Frazier Bouchard; one grandchild; three brothers.

Bertrand, Margaret V., 87, of Barre, died Jan. 21. Born in 1909 in Barre, she was the daughter of Fred and Emma (Laviolette) Canton. She attended elementary school in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. She graduated from Kathryn Gibbs College and attended Fannie Farmer Cooking School in Boston, Mass. She returned to Barre and was employed at the Rock of Ages Corp., retiring in 1962. In 1956, she married William Bertrand, who died in 1968. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include one sister, Olive Brown; two nieces; two great-nieces.

Baird, Eugene R., 89, of Montpelier and formerly of Northfield, died Jan. 24. Born in 1907 in Waitsfield, he was the son of Fred and Mary (Rothney) Baird. He graduated from Waitsfield High School and attended the University of Vermont. He worked for Green Mountain Power Co. and later for the Waitsfield Telephone Company. He served with the Army and then began work with Northfield Electric Company until 1967. In 1947, he married Eunice Bettis, who died in 1972. Survivors include his daughter, Marlene Kirkpatrick; a stepdaughter, Betty Krick; four step-sons, Robert Harvey, Eugene Harvey, Burley Harvey and Bradley Harvey; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother; a niece and a nephew. 

Clark, Harry J., 53, of Barre, died Jan. 23. Born in 1943 in Bradford, he was the son of Harry and Thelma (Thurston) Clark. He graduated from Bradford Academy. He worked at Farrell Distributing for 30 years. In 1964, he married Diana Holden, they divorced in 1980. Survivors include a son, H. James; two daughters, Deborah Williams and Nancy Benoit; five grandchildren; his companion, Sheila Joyal; two brothers; five sisters.

Beltrami, Armand J., 75, of Barre, died Jan. 25. Born in 1921 in Barre, he was the son of Joseph and Lydia (Marciasi) Beltrami. He attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He became a certified aircraft engine mechanic and taught mechanical drawing at Spaulding High School and the Barre Memorial Art School. In 1944, he married Ernestine Harp and in 1945 they and opened the Photo Shop in Barre. They operated it until 1974, turning the business over to their son, Christopher and his wife, Patricia. Survivors include one son, Christopher; two daughters, Anita Beardsley and Cynthia Blades; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Valle, Lucy M., 72, of Barre, died Jan. 23. Born in 1923 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Almon and Alice (Chatfield) Moore. She attended schools in Montpelier and graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1960, she married Fruto J. Valle. She worked as a legal secretary, retiring in 1973. Survivors include her husband; one son, Thomas; two daughters, Anne Figelman and Patricia Denison; seven grandchildren.

LeClair, Elizabeth M., 80, formerly of Barre, died Jan. 25. Born in Barre, she was the daughter of John and Helen (Finn) McMahon. She was educated in Barre schools, graduating from Spaulding High School and from State Teachers College in Plattsburgh, N.Y. In 1940, she married Floyd LeClair, who died in 1970. She taught special education in New York state. After the death of her husband, she moved to Arizona, where she was a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, David and John; five daughters, Anne Donnelly, Helen Lacey, Peg LeClair, Jane Ducharme and Katherine LeClair; her mother; two sisters; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Reed, Edna W., 98, of Montpelier, died Jan. 25. Born in 1899 in Munson, Maine, she was the daughter of Fred and Hattie Wright. She was raised in Amherst, Mass. and graduated from Amherst High School. She attended the University of Massachusetts. In 1920, she married Floyd Fish Reed, who died in 1965. She was a licensed practical nurse and worked in nursing homes in Amherst (Mass.) and California. She moved to Montpelier in 1984. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Amherst. Survivors include two daughters, Eleanor Reed and Frances Rockford; a brother; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Bazluke, Mary M., 63, of Barre Town, died Jan. 26. Born in 1933 in Barre, she was the daughter of William and Regina (Bean) Mansfield. She attended St. Monica's Graded School and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1951, she married Donald Bazluke. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Fred Mayo accounting office, the Lacillade Lumber Co., and the Calmont Beverage Co. She retired in 1996. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Martha Fish; two sons, Richard and Donald; seven grandchildren; two sisters.

Poirier, Evelyn M., 72, of Lower Websterville, died Jan. 25. Born in 1924 in North Haverhill, N.H., she was the daughter of Floyd and Bertha (Spinks) Rollins. She attended schools in North Haverhill and in Barre City. In 1940, she married Reginald Poirier. She was a member of the Websterville Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; her mother; one son, David; three daughters, Yvonne Deuso, Gail Boutin and Sheila LaPerle; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters.

Holcomb, Frances S., 82, of Hardwick, died Jan. 29. Born in 1914 in Orleans, she was the daughter of Charles and Catherine (Wursthorne) Stevens. She graduated from Hickory (N.C.) High School, Lenoir Rhyne College in N.C., New Rochelle School of Nursing, N.Y. and Goddard College. In 1936, she married Harold Holcomb, who died in 1976. They established the Holcomb Funeral Home, which they operated for 40 years. She was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include one son, Stephen; one daughter, Monica Holcomb; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Atwood, Arlene A., 75, of Northfield, died recently at the Mayo Nursing Home in Northfield. Born in 1921 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Mark and Luetta (Bean) Avery. She attended Northfield schools. In 1937, she married Orrin J. Atwood, who died in 1962. She had operated a daycare during the 1960s and early 1970s. Survivors include five sons, Gary, Brent, Bernard, Avery and Dale; one daughter, Penny Drown; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Norway, Robert P., 53, formerly of Hardwick and Stannard, died Jan. 23. Born in 1943 in Plymouth, Mass., he was the son of Reginald and Aldea (Daviau) Norway Sr. He attended Stannard public schools and Hardwick Academy. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Following discharge, he moved to New Hampshire where he opened Diamond Investigation Service. He was later employed as a security officer for the Ames Department Stores in the Manchester/Concord, N.H. areas, and Allied Security in Newport, N.H. He moved to Arizona in 1996, where he was employed as a hotel manager. Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Brown and Marie Norway; three sons, Douglas, Mark and Donald; a sister; four brothers; five grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jackman, Robert, 72, of Montpelier, died Jan. 29. Born in 1924 in Los Angeles, Calif., he was the son of Orrin and Charlotte (Peck) Jackman. The family moved to Calais in 1927 and he attended schools there. He graduated from Montpelier High School, received a B.Ed. from Lyndon State College and a M.Ed. from the University of Vermont. He taught sixth, seventh and eighth grades in the Montpelier schools. In 1946, he married Christina Morrison. Survivors include his wife; a sister, Betty Anderson; six nephews and one niece. A daughter, Elizabeth, died in 1988.

Fleurrey, Yvonne M., 70, of Barre, died recently at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Born in 1926 in St. Johns, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Ernest and Aurora (Babadeau) Allard. She moved with her family to Hyde Park, where she attended schools. In 1944, she married Merritt Fleurrey. She worked as a waitress at the former Hotel Barre and at the Dugout Restaurant. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Pauline Buker and Tina Morissette; four sons, Raymond, Wayne, Scott and Alan; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother; four sisters; nieces and nephews.

Boardman, George J., 68, of Worcester, died Jan. 29. Born in 1928 in North Calais, he was the son of Glen and Addie (Patch) Boardman. He attended schools in North Calais and Woodbury. He was first married to Olive Hart and in 1980 married Juanita Kyle. He worked at Stafford Lumber Co. in Morrisville and later at Rock of Ages Corp. He operated an automotive service garage and in 1967, became the owner and operator of Boardman's Garage and wrecker service in Plainfield, retiring in 1995. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Glendon, Lance and Lonny; two step-sons, Aaron Kyle and Jason Kyle; a daughter, Addy Boardman; a step-daughter, Rachael Nelthorpe; a sister; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Hurlburt, Margurite, 54, of East Montpelier, died recently in East Montpelier. Born in 1942 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Clyde and Myra (Dwyer) Richardson. She attended schools in Middlesex and Montpelier. In 1980, she married Harold Hurlburt. She was employed as a cook at the East Montpelier Elementary School, retiring due to illness. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Chad and Sean; three brothers; three sisters.

Prechtl, Rosemarie O., 67, of Orange, died recently at Central Vermont Hospital. Born in 1929 in Oceanside, L.I., she was the daughter of Henry and Margaret (Goodyear) Ohland. She attended West Hempstead Elementary School and graduated from Hempstead High School. In 1948, she married Bernhard Prechtl. Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Pamela (Mrs. Gene) Manning; two grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; many nieces and nephews.

Shuttle, Jonah Michael, 5, of Williamstown, died Jan. 30. Born in 1992 in Berlin, he was the son of Bart Shuttle and Krista McMann. He loved car rides, swinging, making noise, water, summertime carnivals, music and people. He attended Williams-town Elementary School pre-school. Survivors include his birth parents and grandparents; his foster parents, Rama Schneider and Grace Bagalio; three foster sisters, Mariah Schneider, Bonnie Gray and Rachel Dowen; foster grandparents and foster great-grandmother; several half-brothers and sisters; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Shea, Mary Helen, 90, of Barre, died recently at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center in Berlin. Born in 1906 in Barre, she was the daughter of John and Margaret Ann (Murray) Shea. She attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. She was employed at the Mica Plant in Barre and also as a housekeeper, retiring in 1971. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include one brother, William; one sister, Margaret Smith; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Kennedy, Walter L., 76, formerly of Chelsea, more recently of Florida, died Jan. 22. Born in 1920 in Chelsea, he was the son of Eugene and Alice Kennedy. He attended school in Chelsea, graduating from Chelsea High School. He became employed at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in E. Hartford, Conn. He served with the Army Air Force and following discharge, returned to Chelsea. He was manager of the Chelsea Co-op Grocery and was also employed by American Home Foods. In 1952, he started his own business buying and selling cars and became a Chrysler-Plymouth dealer. He was elected to the Vermont House of Representatives and was active in town affairs. In 1943, he married Phyllis Playful, they divorced in 1973 and he then married Sylvia Berini. In 1976, he retired to Florida and spent summers in Vermont. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church of North Port, Fla. Survivors include his wife; his son, James; a daughter, Mary Jane Kennedy; a stepson, Chris Berini; three brothers; a step-granddaughter and great-granddaughter; many nieces and nephews.

Brosseau, Helen M., 89, of Montpelier, died Feb. 2. Born in 1907 in Gorham, N.H., she was the daughter of Joseph and Ellen (Vincent) Lavertue. In 1922, she married Adelelard Brosseau, who died in 1979. She was employed at Reddy Company, retiring in 1973. Her memberships included St. Augustine Church. Survivors include two sons, Simon and Frederick; two daughters, Florence Aja and Sally Bilodau; 14 grandchildren; 20 great­grandchildren; one great­great­granddaughter; one sister. 

Slattery, David R., 64, of Montpelier, died Dec. 22, 1996. Born in 1932 in Philadelphia, he was the son of Daniel Bobb Slattery and Phoebe (Atkinson) Slattery. He spent the early years of his life in Montpelier and later attended Kimball Union Academy, a preparatory school in Meriden, N.H. He earned his bachelor's degree in sociology and history and his master's in education from St. Lawrence University. In 1957, he married Sally Stone. He taught social studies and history classes in New York schools, retiring in 1990. Survivors include his wife; one son, Thomas; two daughters, Kathleen Kennedy and Carol Slattery; two grandchildren; one brother. 

Norton, Leo A., Sr., 71, of Barre Town, died Feb. 2. Born in 1925 in Barton, he was the son of Albert and Kate (Smith) Norton. He attended schools in Washington. He worked for Wells­Lamson Quarry Company, the Wetmore & Morse Quarry, Adamant Quarries, Brusa Brothers Granite Company and more recently at Northeast Granite Company, retiring in 1988. In 1955, he married Virginia Edson. Survivors include his wife; one son, Leo Jr.; six daughters, Eugenia Norton, Sarah Norton, Pamela Douglass, Tina Dennis and Sandra Norton; 12 grandchildren; three great­grandchildren; four sisters; nieces and nephews. 

Farnham, Lena B., 83, of Waterbury, died Feb. 3. Born in 1913 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Sherman) Farnsworth. She attended schools in Moretown. She was employed as a nurses aide at the former Heaton Hospital in Montpelier and then by the former Demerritt Company in Waterbury. Survivors include three sons, Ronald, Thomas and Donald; 15 grandchildren; several great­grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Leola M. Taft, 97, of Barre, died Jan. 31. Born in 1899 in Carthage, S.D., she was the daughter of Edgar and Margaret (McLean) Taft. She moved to Marshfield when she was a child and received her early education there, graduating from the former Goddard Seminary in Barre and later attending Burlington Business College. She was employed by Union Central Life Insurance Company, retiring in 1963. She moved to Barre in 1982. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Congregational in Springfield, Mass. Survivors include her guardians, Thomas and Shirley Maclay and cousins. 

Demers, Rheal J., 89, of Barre, died Jan. 31. Born in 1907 in St. Sophie, Quebec, he was the son of Edmond and Odila (Delisle) Demers. He attended schools in Canada. The family moved to Massachusetts and then to Websterville and later to Barre. He was employed by the A.M. Flanders Company. In 1940, he married Mary A. Duprey. In 1950, he founded Demers Repair Shop, which he owned and operated until retiring in 1972. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dennis and Edmond; two grandchildren; three great­grandchildren; two brothers; several nieces and nephews. 

Sumner, Pauline, 77, of Barre, died Jan. 31. Born in 1919 in Barre, she was the daughter of Francesco and Filamena (Desantis) Magrone. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School and from Goddard Seminary. In 1950, she married Raymond Sumner, who died in 1984. Survivors include her daughter, Raylene (Mrs. Jeffrey) Lissor; a stepson, Russell Sumner; four grandchildren; two brothers; nieces and nephews. 

White, Tammy A., 34, formerly of Barre, died Feb. 1. Born in 1962 in Wichita Falls, Texas, she was the daughter of Joseph and Carolyn (Hinton) White. She attended Barre elementary schools and Spaulding High School. She attended college in California. She returned to Barre and more recently made her home in Burlington. She was a member of the St. Monica Parish. Survivors include two daughters, Jaime and Carmen and two sons, Matthew and Gabriel; her mother and stepfather, Carolyn and George Malek; two sisters; her grandmother; five nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles. 

Barrows, Ethel I., 100, died Jan. 25. Born in 1896 in Marshfield, she was the daughter of Susan Putnam Hollister Duke and Forrest Levi Duke. In 1921, she married William Burrnet Barrows. She was employed by the War Department and later was the secretary to the Secretary of the Treasury. She returned to Vermont in 1961. Survivors include a daughter, Constance Lilly; three grandchildren; five great­grandchildren; a half­brother; a half­sister; several nieces and nephews. 

Roy, Marcia S., 70, of Williamstown, died Feb. 1. Born in 1916 in Brookfield, she was the daughter of Philip and Hazel (Smith) Seymour. She attended elementary school in Brookfield, graduated from Randolph High School and later earned a degree as a registered nurse. She worked in several area nursing homes as well as the former Barre City Hospital. In 1961, she married Herve Roy. She was a member of the Williamstown United Federated Church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Roger and Scott; one daughter, Debbie Seaver; two stepdaughters, Hervena Martin and Regina Lang; two grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; nieces and nephews. 

McBride, Christine, 89, of Barre, died Feb. 6. Born in 1908 in Milan, Quebec, she was the daughter of Charles and Annie (McLeod) Thom. She received her education in Barre City schools and Spaulding High School. She was first married to Kenneth Alexander, he is deceased. In 1934, she married Henry McBride, who died in 1976. She worked at the former Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and later was employed by the Homer Fitts Company. Survivors include a daughter, Sally (Mrs. Lee) Flanders; seven grandchildren; two great­grandchildren; nieces and nephews. 

Clifford, Mabel S., 96, of Northfield, died Feb . 3. Born in 1901 in Orange, she was the daughter of Wilford and Josephine (Blow) Sayah and attended Orange schools. In 1928, she married Charles Waldo Clifford, who died in 1955. She was a member of the St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. Survivors include a brother, Leo Sayah and several nieces and nephews. 

Delano, Mildred E., 80, of Groton, died Feb. 5. Born in 1916 in Groton, she was the daughter of Alfred and Eva (Patten) Bailey. Survivors include two daughters, Shirley Farnham and Mary Hanson; several grandchildren and great­grandchildren. Her husband, Glen G. Delano, died in 1964. 

Marcotte, Mildred H., 61, of Northfield, died Feb. 5. Born in 1935 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Harry and Mildred (Pecor) Willey. She graduated from Northfield High School and served with the Navy. 

In 1960, she married Bernard Marcotte. She worked in the mess hall at Norwich University and more recently was a department manager at Rich's Department Store in Berlin. Her memberships include St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. Survivors include her husband; three sons, John, Bernard Jr. and Frank; three daughters, Cynthia Marcotte, Stephanie Doherty and Tammy Surprise; 13 grandchildren; three great­grandchildren; one brothers; six sisters; several nieces and nephews. 

Clark, Dorothy H., 76, of Middlesex, died Feb. 1. Born in 1920 in Groton, Conn., she was the daughter of Ray and Ruth (Maynard) Gauthier. She was employed by the Vermont Department of Agriculture. Survivors include one son, Thomas; one daughter, Judith Doner; seven grandchildren; several great­grandchildren; an aunt. 

Murray, Raymond S., 51, formerly of Montpelier, died Jan. 31. Born in 1945 in Montpelier, he was the son of Sherwood and Helen (Corry) Murray. He was a graduate of Montpelier High School, studied at the University of Vermont and University of Bluefield in West Virginia. He obtained his master's in business administration through the University of Iowa. He had worked for General Electric, for the Burlington Northern Railroad. In 1992, he moved to Doylestown with Helm Rail Equipment Service and was currently its vice president. He was a member of the Providence Reformed Baptist Church. He was married to Cheryl (Grout) Murray. Survivors include his wife; his parents; three daughters, Kelley Wilkinson, Michelle Wilkerson and Erin Sprouse; one grandson; one sister; one brother; two nieces and two nephews. 

McGrath, Laura M., 81, of Graniteville, died Feb. 6. Born in 1915 in Duxbury, she was the daughter of Rubin and Bessie (Haskins) Sherman. She attended Duxbury Elementary School and Waterbury High School. In 1934, she married Frederick McGrath, who died in 1974. She had worked at the former Cross Bakery and at the Pelkey Boarding House in Graniteville. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include five sons, Richard, Frank, Frederick Jr., Reginald and Donald; two daughters, Geraldine Pixley and Rose (Mrs. John) Dufresne; 22 grandchildren; 26 great­grandchildren; one sister. 

Randall, Herbert A., 

66, of Montpelier, died Feb. 9. Born in 1930 in Hardwick, he was the son of Herbert and Lina Grace (LaPlant) Randall. He attended Montpelier High School and served with the Air Force for 20 years, retiring in 1971. In 1955, he married Teresa Barnard. Following retirement from the military, he was employed by the Barre City Police Department. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Debra Randall; one son, Dale; a granddaughter; his mother; one brother.

Trombly, Weston F., 

52, of South Royalton, died Feb. 12. Born in 1944 in Nashua, N.H., he was the son of Weston Eugene Paul and Mildred (Welch) Trombly. He graduated from Milford (N.H.) High School. In 1966, he married Margaret Davis. He was a technician for Eastern Artificial Insemination Corp. until 1976. In 1979, he moved his family to South Royalton where they purchased the Jules Caron Farm, renaming it Hemlock Hollow Farm and operating it for several years. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Micheal and Matthew; one daughter Jennifer; two sisters; two brothers; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ferrati, Nathalie M., 

88, of Barre, died Feb. 9. Born in 1908 in Marshfield, she was the daughter of George and Ida (Martin) Holt. She attended the Maple Hill School and graduated from the former Plainfield High School. She also graduated from beautician school. In 1927, she married Elvezio Ferrati, who died in 1968. They raised a niece, Sandra Fowler and a nephew, Robert Modica. She operated Nathalie's Beauty Shop, retiring in 1992. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Barre. Survivors include two brothers, Clyde Holt and Arthur Holt; many nieces and nephews; grandnieces and grandnephews.

Chase, John H., 

51, of Berlin, died Feb. 8. Born in 1946 in Newport, R.I., he was the son of Herman and Olive (Earle) Chase. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa and his jurist doctor from Boston University. He served with the Air Force during Vietnam. In 1968, he married Judith Fouts. His professional career began in the Office of the District for Norfolk County in Dedham, Mass. From 1985 until his death, he worked with the office of Secretary of State in Montpelier. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Montpelier. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Laura Chase; one son, Seth; his mother; two brothers; two sisters.

Lamson, Harold O., 

83, of Brookfield, died Feb. 7. Born in 1914 in Brookfield, he was the son of Oscar and Hazel (Sprague) Lamson. He received his early education in Brookfield, graduated from Williamstown High School and from Albany (N.Y.) Business College. He was employed by Dunn & Bradstreet in Albany (N.Y.), returning to Brookfield in 1940. He purchased a farm in East Brookfield, which he operated until retiring in 1967. Following retirement, he worked for Beacon Feeds and Northern Farms. He was a member of East Brookfield Congregational Church. In 1936, he married Olga Davenport. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Kathryn Brown; one sister; two grandsons.

Hooker, Rita H., 

90, of Waterbury, died Feb. 12. Born in 1906 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Charles and Helen Mae (Greeley) Holmes. She graduated from the former Waterbury High School and Burlington Business College. In 1930, she married Keith Hooker, who died in 1973. She had been employed as a lab technician for the Vermont Agricultural Department. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Waterbury. Survivors incl ude a daughter, Wanda Gregorio; two sons, Lane Hooker and Paul Rogers; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters; one brother; nieces and nephews.

White, Cloise N., 

75, of Bethel, died Feb. 12. Born in 1921 in Stockbridge, he was the son of Leo and Suzie (Safford) White. He received his early education in Bethel and Stockbridge schools and attended Whitcomb High School. He was a truck driver for Petco Oil Company, for granite delivery companies in Barre and was a carpenter for Hawk Mountain Development and the Trumble-Nelson Company (Lebanon, N.H.). He was a constable and fire response traffic controller for Bethel. In 1942, he married Marguerite Campbell. Survivors include his wife; one son, Eugene; one brother; three grandchildren.

Small, Jill P., 

27, of Randolph, died Feb. 9. Born in 1969 in Randolph, she was the daughter of James and Sylvia (LaRocque) Pierce. She was educated in St. Andrew's Elementary School and Bishop Moore High School, both in Orlando, Fla., and graduated from Randolph Union High School. She attended Vermont College and graduated from Castleton State College. She was a seventh-grade teacher at Rutland Middle School. In 1992, she married Rick Small. Survivors include her husband; one son, Nicholas; her mother; two step-daughters, Carie Small and Shannon Small; one sister; one brother; her maternal grandmother; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Willard, Arthur M., 

93, of Montpelier, died Feb. 9. Born in 1904 in East Montpelier, he was the son of Charles and Eula (Jacobs) Willard. He attended schools in East Montpelier. In 1927, he married Leona Dancause, who died in 1993. He was a plumber with Somers & Sons store in Montpelier and the E.T. Sequin Heating Oil Company. He was a full-time fireman with the Montpelier Fire Department, being appointed captain in 1961, and retiring in 1969. After retirement, he joined the Washington County Sheriff's Department, retiring for a second time in 1987. He was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include his son, Robert; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother; nieces and nephews.

Hull, Dorothy M., 

98, of Montpelier, died Feb. 10. Born in 1899 in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of George Hanlon and Frances (Maurck) Hanlon. She received her education there. In 1921, she married Charles Hull, who died in 1972. She was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include a son, Arthur; two daughters, Dorothy Hull and Eleanor Hennessey; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Misuk, Lee Walter, 

77, of Hardwick, died Feb. 14. Born in 1917 in Meriden, Ct., he was the son of William and Mary Ann (Glaskin) Misuk. He attended and graduated from Meriden Public Schools. He attended Alliance Jr. College in Pa. and graduated from University of Alabama in Birmingham with a degree in chemistry. He later attended Loyola University in Chicago to study pre-med. He served in the Army's medical core. In 1943, he married Goldie Mabel Slicer, who died in 1990. They moved to Craftsbury Common where he was employed as a custodian for Craftsbury Academy. In 1959, he and his family moved to Hardwick. He had been employed at the former Brightlook Hospital (St. Johnsbury) and later at NVRH, working in the X-ray department. He retired in 1979. Survivors include two sons, Michael and Gregory; one brother; two sisters; two grandsons; several nieces and nephews.

Keene, Richard E., 

53, of Plainfield, died Feb. 11. Born in 1943 in Barre Town, he was the son of Alfred and Isabella (Barclay) Keene. He attended schools in Washington and worked as a farm hand in central Vermont. He worked for tire companies in the Barre-Montpelier area and for the past 10 years delivered newspapers for The WORLD. He also owned and operated a bushhogging and rototilling business in Plainfield. Survivors include his daughter, Lori Keene; one son, Richard; a brother; nieces and nephews.

Chatot, Wilhelmina S., 

81, of Barre, died Feb. 9. Born in 1915 in Lemington, she was the daughter of Charles and Clara (Royal) Pease. She graduated from Colebrook (N.H.) Academy and from the former Barre City Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a staff nurse at the Barre City Hospital as well as private duty nurse in the Barre area. She retired in 1978. In 1940, she married Emile Chatot. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Charles and Philip; two daughters, Carol Ann Brown and Claire Bartecki; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Graves, Blanche H., 

83, formerly of Hardwick, died Feb. 12. Born in 1913 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Roy and Lena (Ainsworth) Conrad. She was employed at the Springfield Hospital and for the former Sen. Flanders. She was also a private duty nurse. Survivors include two sons, Jack Loura and Charles Loura; a daughter, Roberta Gilbert; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Emmons, Melvin O., 

86, of Barre, died Feb. 12. Born in 1911 in Hinesburg, he was the son of Charles and Caroline (Benedict) Emmons. He received his early education in Hinesburg. In 1931, he married Ruth Garvey, who died in 1992. He was employed at the Rock of Ages manufacturing plant, retiring in 1975. Survivors include five daughters, Betty Barnett, Barbara Crawford, Brenda Dunn, Sheryl Emmons and Sharon Edson; four sons, Wayne, Wesley, Wendell and Richard; 30 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; four bro-thers; four sisters; many nieces and nephews.


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