Miscellaneous Washington County, Vermont Obituaries - 1997

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Shepard, Earl E., 99, of South Royalton, died March 14. Born in 1897 in Bethel, he was the son of Charles F. and Myrtie (Woodard) Shepard. He attended schools in Bethel. He served with the Army during WWI and was employed as a telephone operator and at Graham's Hardware, both in Bethel. He established Shepard's Jewelry & Stationery Store in South Royalton, which he operated until 1963. Afterward, he conducted business from his home for several more years. In 1921, he married Blanche Hazzard, who died in 1994. He was a member of Miller Memorial United Methodist Church in Bethel. Survivors include his daughter, Hazel (Mrs. Roger) Welch; two sons, Harold and Robert; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a nephew and a niece.

Rogers, June Avery, 62, of South Royalton, died March 14. Born in 1934 in South Easton, Mass., she was the daughter of James and Jennie (Merry) Avery. She attended school in East Bridgewater, Mass. and South Royalton High School. She owned and operated Junie's Gift Shop on Route 14 for many years. In 1969, she married Richard Rogers. Survivors include her husband; one son, James; a stepson, Charles; four step-daughters, Mary Demar, Sandra Lini, Sharon Franch and Bonnie Perkins; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother; three sisters; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tomat, John, 82, of Montpelier, died March 20. Born in 1915 in Barre, he was the son of Leonardo and Antoinetta (Antivi) Tomat. He attended Barre City schools and Spaulding High School. He was a veteran of Army Air Force, serving during WWII. He was an auto mechanic for Harry Rossi in Montpelier and later a custodian at Montpelier High School. He was a call fireman for the Montpelier Fire Department. In 1951, he married Katherine Conlin, who died in 1992. Survivors include two brothers, Ado Tomat and Leonard Tomat; a sister, Esther Savoia; nieces and nephews.

Griffith, James A., 71, of Barre, died March 17. Born in 1925 in Burlington, he was the son of Peter and Annie (Barclay) Griffith. He graduated from Plainfield High School. He was a maintenance engineer and boiler technician for Heald Machine Company in Worcester, Mass., retiring in 1986. In 1945, he married Wilma Bartlett. They moved to Barre in 1991. He was a member of Montpelier Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Steven, Robert and Douglas; one daughter, Cindy (Mrs. Ernest) LaBelle; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Pixley, Clifford E., 76, of Northfield, died March 17. Born in 1921 in Strafford, he was the son of Gerald and Marie (Mayberry) Pixley. He received his education in Strafford and at Thetford Academy. He was employed as a carpenter and farmhand in Strafford and Chelsea and in New Hampshire. He served with the Army Air Force during WWII. He later worked for the Boston and Maine Railroad, Vermont Copper Mines in South Strafford and Enfield (N.H.) Box Company. He also worked at Arbor Acres Farms Inc. in Conn., and at Malmquist Wood Products in Post Mills, retiring in 1986. In 1942, he married Pauline Gray. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Clifford, Douglas and David; a daughter, Sandra Lee Cowing; three brothers; one sister; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Levesque, Joseph M., 77, formerly of Barre, died March 15. Born in 1920 in Websterville, he was the son of Louis and Gladys (Rabitaille) Levesque. He was employed at the former New Britain (Conn.) Machine Co., retiring in 1982. He was a WWII veteran, serving with the Army Air Corps. Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Levesque and Jo-Ellen Crespi; two grandchildren; one brother; four sisters; nieces and nephews.

Fuller, F. Floyd, 95, of Randolph Center, died March 16. Born in 1901 in Warren, he was the son of Elijah and Harriet (Curtis) Fuller. He attended schools in Warren. In 1924, he married Gertrude Neal, who died in 1975. He later married Ethel Hunt, who died in 1985. He worked for Lynn Gas and Electric Company in Mass. He moved to Rochester in 1927 and to Randolph in 1936. He sold Rawleigh products and purchased a dairy farm in Randolph Center, operating it until 1966. He sold farm machinery for L.W. Greenwood and in 1975, established a horse dentistry practice, working throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Bean and Audrey Otto; five stepsons, Wallace, Norman, Herbert, Sheldon and Royce Hunt; seven grandchildren; six great-grand-children; many nieces and nephews.

Capron, Lorraine E., 61, of Bethel, died March 15. Born in 1936 in North Troy, she was the daughter of William and Rose (Weatherby) Kennett. She attended schools in Rochester and in 1954, married Gordon Capron. She had cared for children in her home and was a member of the Miller Memorial Methodist Church in Bethel. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Darlene Capron; her stepmother, Helen Kennett; a brother; a half-brother; three half-sisters; a granddaughter and a grandson; many nieces and nephews.

Fitzgerald, Thomas R., 41, of Waterbury, died March 15. Born in 1955 in Toledo, Ohio, he was the son of Betty (Threadgold) and Claude Fitzgerald. He graduated from Rutland High School and from the University of Vermont with a degree in business administration. He worked in both Waterbury and Montpelier for the State of Vermont, Banking and Insurance and Securities Division. Survivors include his mother; three sisters, Karen Pekar, Nancy Robert and Linda Webb; a brother, Russell Fitzgerald; nieces and nephews.

Ahern, Ronald C., 66, of Barre, died March 19. Born in 1930 in El Reno, Okla., he was the son of Ignatius and Ruby (Burton) Ahern. He attended schools in El Reno, graduating there. In 1949, he married Theresa Gatz. They moved to Oregon, where they operated a grocery store on an Indian reservation. They then moved to Washington D.C., where he was an administrative assistant to several United States congressmen. He later established his own business in government information services, operating it until 1971. Survivors include three daughters, Diana Celia, Christine Ahern and Cindy Isabelle; four sons, Larry, Ronald, Kevin and Timothy; six grandchildren; a brother; a sister; several nieces and nephews.

Cody, Leona Wobby, 87, of Barre, died March 19. Born in 1909 in Newport, she was the daughter of Joseph and Agnes (Handy) Hendy. She grew up in Barton and attended St. Paul's Academy. In 1927, she married Michael J. Wobby, who died in 1967. They had lived in Barre, operating Wobby's Market and the Twin City Motel. In 1969, she married Richard M. Cody, who died in 1972. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include one son, Richard Wobby Sr.; three daughters, Catherine Sawyer, Agnes (Mrs. John) Ormsby and Mary Ann (Mrs. Charles) Bizzozero; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister; several nieces and nephews.

Chaloux, Rosario D., 71, of Granville, died March 17. Born in 1926 in Derby Line, he was the son of Joseph and Jennie (Favereau) Chaloux. He attended Randolph and Randolph Center schools. He worked at Eaton Lumber Co. in Hancock and then for the State Highway Department in Rochester, retiring in 1989. He was a member of St. Elizabeth's Church in Rochester. In 1950, he married Helen Adams. Survivors include his wife; three grandchildren.

Simmons, Frank C., 85, of Marshfield, died March 19. Born in Larned, Kan., he graduated from Westport High School in Kansas City, Mo. He was employed at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft in Conn. and a jet engine inspector in Westinghouse. He later worked for Thikol Chemical Co., at Electro Plating Inc., as a bail bondsman. He retired to Marshfield in 1991. In 1940 he married Helen Farley. Survivors include his son, Robert; a daughter, Patricia Howard; two grandchildren.

Gilman, Norma H., 77, of Chelsea, died Dec. 4. Born in 1919 in Chelsea, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary (Luce) Gates. She attended schools in Chelsea, graduating from Chelsea High School and from Vermont Junior College. In 1945, she married David Gilman. They operated a farm on Route 100. She was a member of the United Church of Chelsea. Survivors include her husband; several cousins.

Frazer, Harry W., 88, formerly of Northfield, died March 16. Born in 1908 in Northfield, he was the son of Thomas L. and Ida Mae (Tucker) Frazer. He graduated from the Randolph Agricultural School. In 1928, he married Josephine Marion Carpenter, who died in 1951. In 1955, he married Mae Dillion; they later divorced. In 1962, he married Doris Benway, who died in 1981. He had worked at Rock of Ages Quarry, at Windsor Machine Products, at Court Products in White River Jct. and at Dartmouth College. He retired in 1971. Survivors include five sons, William, Jordan, Stewart, Jerome and Thomas; two daughters, Lillian Burchett and Betty Anne MacLaughlin; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Hersey, Lee C., 55, of Montpelier, died March 26. Born in 1942 in Montpelier, he was the son of Loretta (Compeau) and Clifton Hersey. He graduated from Montpelier High School, continued his education at Leicester (Mass.) Junior College and graduated from New England Institute of Funeral Service in Boston. In 1969, he married Sharon LaFountain. He worked at V.L. Perkins Co. Furniture Store and Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury. He also operated the Dairy Creme in Montpelier and ran a snow plowing business. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Hersey; a son, Matthew; his mother; two brothers; three nieces and a nephew.

Warren, June S., 72, of Washington, died March 25. Born in 1924, she was the daughter of Frank and Vae (Cutler) Smith. She graduated from Montpelier High School and was employed as a secretary for Central Vermont Railroad. She also worked for Pyrofax Gas Company, retiring from there. She had been married to Robert Warren. Survivors include several cousins.

Thygesen, Harold A., 87, of Barre, died March 25. Born in 1910 in Grayland, Ohio, he was the son of Theodore and Marie (Nielsen) Thygesen. He attended schools in Grayland until his family moved to Barre, where he continued his schooling. He was first married to Aurelia Andreoletti in 1932. In 1950, he married Savina Arioli. He was a master carpenter and later became self-employed in the construction field. He also worked for other construction firms, retiring in 1975. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Harold Jr. and Dana; three daughters, Judith (Mrs. Richard) Robbins, Katherine (Mrs. Ronald) Mackie and Maydean McLaughlin; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers; one sister; several nieces and nephews.

Martin, Norman G., 60, of East Randolph, died March 26. Born in 1937 in Swanton, he was the son of Gerald and Mary Jane (Ouimet) Martin. He graduated from Holy Angels School in St. Albans, St. Michael's College and Vermont State Police Academy. He served in the Vermont National Guard, retiring in 1986. He retired from the Vermont State Police in 1986 and was a former member of the Burlington Police Department. He was a communicant of Sts. Donatian and Rogatian Church. Survivors include his wife, Trudy (Benjamin) Martin; his mother; four children, Kevin, David, Leslie Martin-Lewis and Chrystal Martin; a grandson; three sisters; three brothers; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Paradysz, Louis F., 69, of Randolph Center, died March 27. Born in 1927 in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of Louis and Sophie (Twarog) Paradysz. He had been involved in the family business, Holyoke Farm Machinery and then graduated from the University of Massachusetts and received a masters degree in optics from the University of Rochester in New York. In 1963, he married Ena E. Tunberg. He was a physics professor at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, retiring in 1989. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Erica Paradysz; a son, Jeffrey; two sisters.

McCullough, Lucy L., 86, of Chelsea, died March 26. Born in 1910 in Salem, Mass., she was the daughter of Nelson and Marion (Lambertson) Bette. She attended school in Marblehead, Mass., Corinth and Chelsea, graduating from Chelsea High School. She took teacher training courses at Montpelier Seminary and taught for one year in Chelsea. In 1930, she married Dwight N. McCullough, who died in 1987. She had been bookkeeper for her husband who operated Betts and McCullough Garage in Chelsea. Survivors include four sons, Dwight Jr., Charles, Alan and Maurice; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Vest, Bernice L., 93, of Jonesville, died March 23. Born in 1903 in Richmond, she was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Young) Lacillade. Her husband, Herbert J. Vest, died in 1992. She was a homemaker, parent and grandparent. Survivors include one son, James; five daughters, Marjorie Cobb, Marilyn Begins, Natalie Ashton, Joan Zimmerman and Carol Gurule; a sister; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Sanborn, Forrest, 92, of Northfield, died March 25. Born in 1905 in Hudson, Mass., he was the son of Charles and Mary Louise (Peterson) Sanborn. He graduated from Sharon (Mass.) High School and attended four years of college majoring in agriculture. In 1941, he married Clara Rabtoy, who died in 1988. He worked for Dennison Manufacturing in Framington, Mass., retiring from there. He and his wife moved to Northfield Falls in 1969. Survivors include his sister, Eleanor Risch; three nephews and a niece; five step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren.

Atkins, Ada, 89, of Hardwick, died March 26. Born in 1908, she was the daughter of John J. and Hattie J. (Balch) Bradford. She graduated from Hardwick Academy. She had worked in the law office of Sumner Darling Jr. and later at the Hardwick Trust Company, retiring in 1965. She was affiliated with the United Church of Hardwick. Her first husband, Raymond Duby, is deceased. She later married Harold R. Atkins, also deceased. Survivors include a step-daughter, Gail Prescott; a stepson, Gary Atkins; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Robarge, Deborah L., 47, of Hardwick, died March 26. Born in 1949 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Francis and Eleanor (Riach) Perry. She received her early education in Hardwick, graduating from Hardwick Academy and from Fanny Allen School of Nursing. In 1969, she married Larry Robarge. She had worked at Hardwick Hospital, Copley Hospital and Fanny Allen Hospital. She also worked at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA and was charge nurse at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. She was affiliated with the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Raymond and John; five grandchildren; her father; three brothers; two sisters; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davenport, Henry C., 65, of Barre, died March 22. Born in 1931 in East Barre, he was the son of Donald and Edith Minor Davenport. He attended local schools, graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Air Force. Survivors include his brothers, Arthur and Francis; his sister, Martha Davenport; many nieces and nephews.

Ayers, Gladys, 78, of Waterbury, died March 17. Born in 1918 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of George Curtis and Minerva (Lawless) Graves. She attended schools in Waterbury and in 1937, married Raymond Ayers. Mr. Ayres died in 1974. Survivors include three sons, Russell, Raymond and Gordon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Fuller, Douglas H., 52, of Hardwick, died March 22. Born in 1944 in Barre, he was the son of Harold Earl and Clara (Travers) Fuller Fogg. He attended public schools in Hardwick and graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1962, he joined the Air Force, serving in Vietnam. He returned to Vermont and enrolled at Johnson State College, later transferring to Castleton State College and then to the University of Vermont, where he received a degree in education. He taught junior high school science in the Danville, Morrisville and U-32 school systems. He also attended Vermont College in Montpelier, graduating with a degree in nursing and attended the Paramedic School in Brattleboro. He moved to Rhode Island and was employed as an intensive care nurse until returning to Vermont in 1985. He was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include his mother; his step-father, George Fogg; two step-sisters, Helen Rucker and Anita Hamilton; aunts, uncles, step-nieces, step-nephews and cousins.

Lanphear, Harold G., 92, of Lower Cabot, died March 22. Born in 1904 in Eden, he was the son of George and Viva (Ponds) Lanphear. He farmed for more than 70 years in Walden and Cabot. He was a member of the United Church of Cabot. His wife, Mabel, died in 1985. Survivors include four sons, Harold Jr., Carl, David and Robert; seven daughters, Dorothy Clark, Ida Foster, Thelma Trybulski, Evelyn Ciesienski, Genevieve Pior, Margaret Lawson and Beverly Scott; one sister; three half-sisters; three half-brothers; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Wright, Lloyd E., 67, formerly of Groton, died March 24. He was a native of Bradford and later worked as a granite carver at North Barre Granite. He belonged to the Protestant Church. Survivors include his wife, Vilma; three sons, Allen, Craig and Daryl; three daughters, Carmon Pudvah, Diane Blanchard and Kimberly Wright; a brother; two sisters; 10 grandchildren.

Grout, Roselman P., 78, formerly of Waterbury, died March 24. Born in 1918 in Hyde Park, she was the daughter of Henry and Glenna (Jewett) Patnode. The family moved to Keeseville, N.Y., where she attended schools and graduated from Keeseville High School. In 1937, she married Harold Morse Grout, who died in 1992. She had been a member of the Waterbury Congregational Church. Sur-vivors include two sons, Harold and Alan; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three bro-thers; two sisters; many nieces and nephews.

Trevett, Harold Newton, 103, formerly of Plainfield, died March 23. Born in 1894 in Fish House, Saratoga County, N.Y., he graduated from Gloversville (N.Y.) High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. He served in the Signal Corps during WWI. He was the head of the electrical engineering department at RPI, retiring in 1959. Memberships included St. John's Church (Episcopal) in Troy, N.Y. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Johnson; a son, Rodney; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Eldred, Adele M., 84, of Barre, died recently. Born in 1912 in St. Mar-des-Carrieres, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Rosaire and Marie Anne (Gingras) Gingras. She came to the U.S. at age 10 and attended Barre City schools. In 1950, she married Raymond Thompson, who died in 1959. In 1962, she married Albert Murtaugh, who died in 1978. She worked at the Champlain and American Woolen Mills in Winooski and also at General Electric, before coming to Montpelier. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jane Jarvis; two sisters; three brothers; many nieces, nephews and step-children.

Abair, Ruth M., 75, of Waterbury Center, died March 27. Born in 1921 in Underhill, she was the daughter of Robert and Della (Odette) King. She attended schools in Hinesburg. She was first married to Regionald Durand, who died in 1970. In 1978, she married Andrew Abair Sr. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. Survivors include her husband; a son, Benjamin Durand; a step-daughter, Cheryl Abair; three step-sons, James, Thomas and Andrew Jr. Abair; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers; nieces and nephews.

Cecchini, Vigilio, 88, of Barre Town, died March 25. Born in 1909 in Barre, he was the son of Giacomo and Electra (Lizzari) Cecchini. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1931, he married Ruth Copping. He had been a registered pharmacist and he and his wife owned and operated Cecchini Pharmacy in Barre until 1968. He later was director of pharmacy at the former Barre City Hospital and pharmacist at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, retiring in 1976. Survivors include his wife; a son, Robert; two granddaughters; a brother; a sister; three nieces and a nephew.

Smith, Francesca Ther-esa, 88, of Hardwick, died March 21. Born in 1908 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of William Henry and Charity (Bromley) Heath. She attended Hardwick public schools and graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1928, she married Arthur Lewis Smith, who died in 1949. She had been employed as a social worker by the State of Vermont. She had attended the University of Chicago. She retired in 1974. Memberships included the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include three sons, Arthur Jr., John and Bert; one daughter, Francesca Horton; two sisters; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Dufresne, Joseph Donald, 68, formerly of Waterbury, died March 22. Born in 1928 in Waterbury, he was the son of Joseph Victor and Marie (Forrest) Dufresne. He served in the Air Force during WWII, Korea and Vietnam, retiring in 1968. In 1954, he married Mary Ann Kalivoda. He had been employed at Warren Molded Plastics, retiring in 1991. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Donald, Phillip and David; one daughter, Rosemarie (Ria) McIlduff; two brothers; five grandchildren.

Straiton, Emily M., 96, of Barre, died March 21. Born in 1900 in Rockport, Mass., she was the daughter of Carl and Ane (Nielsen) Anderson. She moved to Connecticut, where she graduated from Deep River High School and later from Bay Path Institute in Mass. She taught at the Washburn (Maine) High School and at the former Goddard Seminary in Barre. In 1922, she married Alexander Straiton, who died in 1955. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Deane; a daughter, Anne Conlin; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Hersey, Lee C., 55, of Montpelier, died March 26. Born in 1942 in Montpelier, he was the son of Loretta (Compeau) and Clifton Hersey. He graduated from Montpelier High School, continued his education at Leicester (Mass.) Junior College and graduated from New England Institute of Funeral Service in Boston. In 1969, he married Sharon LaFountain. He worked at V.L. Perkins Co. Furniture Store and Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury. He also operated the Dairy Creme in Montpelier and ran a snow plowing business. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Hersey; a son, Matthew; his mother; two brothers; three nieces and a nephew.

Warren, June S., 72, of Washington, died March 25. Born in 1924, she was the daughter of Frank and Vae (Cutler) Smith. She graduated from Montpelier High School and was employed as a secretary for Central Vermont Railroad. She also worked for Pyrofax Gas Company, retiring from there. She had been married to Robert Warren. Survivors include several cousins.

Thygesen, Harold A., 87, of Barre, died March 25. Born in 1910 in Grayland, Ohio, he was the son of Theodore and Marie (Nielsen) Thygesen. He attended schools in Grayland until his family moved to Barre, where he continued his schooling. He was first married to Aurelia Andreoletti in 1932. In 1950, he married Savina Arioli. He was a master carpenter and later became self-employed in the construction field. He also worked for other construction firms, retiring in 1975. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Harold Jr. and Dana; three daughters, Judith (Mrs. Richard) Robbins, Katherine (Mrs. Ronald) Mackie and Maydean McLaughlin; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers; one sister; several nieces and nephews.

Martin, Norman G., 60, of East Randolph, died March 26. Born in 1937 in Swanton, he was the son of Gerald and Mary Jane (Ouimet) Martin. He graduated from Holy Angels School in St. Albans, St. Michael's College and Vermont State Police Academy. He served in the Vermont National Guard, retiring in 1986. He retired from the Vermont State Police in 1986 and was a former member of the Burlington Police Department. He was a communicant of Sts. Donatian and Rogatian Church. Survivors include his wife, Trudy (Benjamin) Martin; his mother; four children, Kevin, David, Leslie Martin-Lewis and Chrystal Martin; a grandson; three sisters; three brothers; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Paradysz, Louis F., 69, of Randolph Center, died March 27. Born in 1927 in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of Louis and Sophie (Twarog) Paradysz. He had been involved in the family business, Holyoke Farm Machinery and then graduated from the University of Massachusetts and received a masters degree in optics from the University of Rochester in New York. In 1963, he married Ena E. Tunberg. He was a physics professor at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, retiring in 1989. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Erica Paradysz; a son, Jeffrey; two sisters.

McCullough, Lucy L., 86, of Chelsea, died March 26. Born in 1910 in Salem, Mass., she was the daughter of Nelson and Marion (Lambertson) Bette. She attended school in Marblehead, Mass., Corinth and Chelsea, graduating from Chelsea High School. She took teacher training courses at Montpelier Seminary and taught for one year in Chelsea. In 1930, she married Dwight N. McCullough, who died in 1987. She had been bookkeeper for her husband who operated Betts and McCullough Garage in Chelsea. Survivors include four sons, Dwight Jr., Charles, Alan and Maurice; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Vest, Bernice L., 93, of Jonesville, died March 23. Born in 1903 in Richmond, she was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Young) Lacillade. Her husband, Herbert J. Vest, died in 1992. She was a homemaker, parent and grandparent. Survivors include one son, James; five daughters, Marjorie Cobb, Marilyn Begins, Natalie Ashton, Joan Zimmerman and Carol Gurule; a sister; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Sanborn, Forrest, 92, of Northfield, died March 25. Born in 1905 in Hudson, Mass., he was the son of Charles and Mary Louise (Peterson) Sanborn. He graduated from Sharon (Mass.) High School and attended four years of college majoring in agriculture. In 1941, he married Clara Rabtoy, who died in 1988. He worked for Dennison Manufacturing in Framington, Mass., retiring from there. He and his wife moved to Northfield Falls in 1969. Survivors include his sister, Eleanor Risch; three nephews and a niece; five step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren.

Atkins, Ada, 89, of Hardwick, died March 26. Born in 1908, she was the daughter of John J. and Hattie J. (Balch) Bradford. She graduated from Hardwick Academy. She had worked in the law office of Sumner Darling Jr. and later at the Hardwick Trust Company, retiring in 1965. She was affiliated with the United Church of Hardwick. Her first husband, Raymond Duby, is deceased. She later married Harold R. Atkins, also deceased. Survivors include a step-daughter, Gail Prescott; a stepson, Gary Atkins; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Robarge, Deborah L., 47, of Hardwick, died March 26. Born in 1949 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Francis and Eleanor (Riach) Perry. She received her early education in Hardwick, graduating from Hardwick Academy and from Fanny Allen School of Nursing. In 1969, she married Larry Robarge. She had worked at Hardwick Hospital, Copley Hospital and Fanny Allen Hospital. She also worked at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA and was charge nurse at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. She was affiliated with the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Raymond and John; five grandchildren; her father; three brothers; two sisters; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Davenport, Henry C., 65, of Barre, died March 22. Born in 1931 in East Barre, he was the son of Donald and Edith Minor Davenport. He attended local schools, graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Air Force. Survivors include his brothers, Arthur and Francis; his sister, Martha Davenport; many nieces and nephews.

Ayers, Gladys, 78, of Waterbury, died March 17. Born in 1918 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of George Curtis and Minerva (Lawless) Graves. She attended schools in Waterbury and in 1937, married Raymond Ayers. Mr. Ayres died in 1974. Survivors include three sons, Russell, Raymond and Gordon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Fuller, Douglas H., 52, of Hardwick, died March 22. Born in 1944 in Barre, he was the son of Harold Earl and Clara (Travers) Fuller Fogg. He attended public schools in Hardwick and graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1962, he joined the Air Force, serving in Vietnam. He returned to Vermont and enrolled at Johnson State College, later transferring to Castleton State College and then to the University of Vermont, where he received a degree in education. He taught junior high school science in the Danville, Morrisville and U-32 school systems. He also attended Vermont College in Montpelier, graduating with a degree in nursing and attended the Paramedic School in Brattleboro. He moved to Rhode Island and was employed as an intensive care nurse until returning to Vermont in 1985. He was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include his mother; his step-father, George Fogg; two step-sisters, Helen Rucker and Anita Hamilton; aunts, uncles, step-nieces, step-nephews and cousins.

Lanphear, Harold G., 92, of Lower Cabot, died March 22. Born in 1904 in Eden, he was the son of George and Viva (Ponds) Lanphear. He farmed for more than 70 years in Walden and Cabot. He was a member of the United Church of Cabot. His wife, Mabel, died in 1985. Survivors include four sons, Harold Jr., Carl, David and Robert; seven daughters, Dorothy Clark, Ida Foster, Thelma Trybulski, Evelyn Ciesienski, Genevieve Pior, Margaret Lawson and Beverly Scott; one sister; three half-sisters; three half-brothers; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Wright, Lloyd E., 67, formerly of Groton, died March 24. He was a native of Bradford and later worked as a granite carver at North Barre Granite. He belonged to the Protestant Church. Survivors include his wife, Vilma; three sons, Allen, Craig and Daryl; three daughters, Carmon Pudvah, Diane Blanchard and Kimberly Wright; a brother; two sisters; 10 grandchildren.

Grout, Roselman P., 78, formerly of Waterbury, died March 24. Born in 1918 in Hyde Park, she was the daughter of Henry and Glenna (Jewett) Patnode. The family moved to Keeseville, N.Y., where she attended schools and graduated from Keeseville High School. In 1937, she married Harold Morse Grout, who died in 1992. She had been a member of the Waterbury Congregational Church. Sur-vivors include two sons, Harold and Alan; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three bro-thers; two sisters; many nieces and nephews.

Trevett, Harold Newton, 103, formerly of Plainfield, died March 23. Born in 1894 in Fish House, Saratoga County, N.Y., he graduated from Gloversville (N.Y.) High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. He served in the Signal Corps during WWI. He was the head of the electrical engineering department at RPI, retiring in 1959. Memberships included St. John's Church (Episcopal) in Troy, N.Y. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Johnson; a son, Rodney; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Eldred, Adele M., 84, of Barre, died recently. Born in 1912 in St. Mar-des-Carrieres, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Rosaire and Marie Anne (Gingras) Gingras. She came to the U.S. at age 10 and attended Barre City schools. In 1950, she married Raymond Thompson, who died in 1959. In 1962, she married Albert Murtaugh, who died in 1978. She worked at the Champlain and American Woolen Mills in Winooski and also at General Electric, before coming to Montpelier. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jane Jarvis; two sisters; three brothers; many nieces, nephews and step-children.

Abair, Ruth M., 75, of Waterbury Center, died March 27. Born in 1921 in Underhill, she was the daughter of Robert and Della (Odette) King. She attended schools in Hinesburg. She was first married to Regionald Durand, who died in 1970. In 1978, she married Andrew Abair Sr. She was a homemaker and worked on the family farm. Survivors include her husband; a son, Benjamin Durand; a step-daughter, Cheryl Abair; three step-sons, James, Thomas and Andrew Jr. Abair; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers; nieces and nephews.

Cecchini, Vigilio, 88, of Barre Town, died March 25. Born in 1909 in Barre, he was the son of Giacomo and Electra (Lizzari) Cecchini. He attended schools in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1931, he married Ruth Copping. He had been a registered pharmacist and he and his wife owned and operated Cecchini Pharmacy in Barre until 1968. He later was director of pharmacy at the former Barre City Hospital and pharmacist at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, retiring in 1976. Survivors include his wife; a son, Robert; two granddaughters; a brother; a sister; three nieces and a nephew.

Smith, Francesca Ther-esa, 88, of Hardwick, died March 21. Born in 1908 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of William Henry and Charity (Bromley) Heath. She attended Hardwick public schools and graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1928, she married Arthur Lewis Smith, who died in 1949. She had been employed as a social worker by the State of Vermont. She had attended the University of Chicago. She retired in 1974. Memberships included the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include three sons, Arthur Jr., John and Bert; one daughter, Francesca Horton; two sisters; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Dufresne, Joseph Donald, 68, formerly of Waterbury, died March 22. Born in 1928 in Waterbury, he was the son of Joseph Victor and Marie (Forrest) Dufresne. He served in the Air Force during WWII, Korea and Vietnam, retiring in 1968. In 1954, he married Mary Ann Kalivoda. He had been employed at Warren Molded Plastics, retiring in 1991. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Donald, Phillip and David; one daughter, Rosemarie (Ria) McIlduff; two brothers; five grandchildren.

Straiton, Emily M., 96, of Barre, died March 21. Born in 1900 in Rockport, Mass., she was the daughter of Carl and Ane (Nielsen) Anderson. She moved to Connecticut, where she graduated from Deep River High School and later from Bay Path Institute in Mass. She taught at the Washburn (Maine) High School and at the former Goddard Seminary in Barre. In 1922, she married Alexander Straiton, who died in 1955. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Deane; a daughter, Anne Conlin; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Bettini, Elisa, 94, of Barre, died April 8. Born in 1902 in Rezzato, Italy, she was the daughter of Angelo and Barbara (Savoldi) Benvenuti. She moved to Barre with her family in 1913 and attended schools there. In 1921, she married Guido Bettini, who died in 1983. She was a member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include one son, Thelmo; two daughters, Thelma (Mrs. Roy) Wark and Vilma (Mrs. Gildo) Pinchetti; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

Krzywosinski, Nellie, 95, of Chelsea, died April 6. Born in 1902 in Poland, she was the daughter of Mary Kochauska and Caroll Jarose. The family came to the United States and settled in New Jersey, where she attended schools. In 1925, she married Leonard Krzywosinski, who died in 1960. She moved to Chelsea in 1967 to live with her daughter. She was an accomplished quilter. Survivors include her daughter, Rita Edwards; one son, Alfred; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Tutherly, Herbert W., 74, formerly of Tunbridge, died April 4. Born in 1922 in Tunbridge, he was the son of George and Gertrude (Bacon) Tutherly. The family moved to Washington state, where he attended schools, graduating from Vancouver (Wash.) High School. He was with the Army Signal Corps during WWII. He graduated from Norwich University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and worked first for Westinghouse and then for Hamilton Standard, retiring in 1984. Memberships include the Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Lois (Pierce) Tutherly; one daughter, Diane Resly; two grandsons.

LeClerc, Rose Anna, 94, formerly of Montpelier, died April 6. Born in 1902 in Milford, N.H., she was the daughter of Albert and Rose (Pinard) LeClerc. The family moved to Montpelier, where she attended schools. She served with the Army Signal Corps during WWII. She was employed by Green Mountain Power Corp., retiring in 1966. She was a member of St. Augustine Parish. Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Deyette, Dorothy L., 72, of Sharon, died April 4. Born in 1925 in Lebanon, N.H., she was the daughter of Artie and Bernice (Towle) Blanchard. She received her early education in Chelsea schools and graduated from Black River Academy in Ludlow. She worked at Ethan Allen Furniture in Randolph, at Fyles and Rice of Bethel and also operated a general store in Sharon, retiring in 1987. In 1972, she married Lauris Deyette. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Catherine Huntley, Nancy Huntley, Judy Brown and Barbara Johnson; one sister; three brothers; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Erickson, Eleanor B., 88, of Barre, died April 8. Born in 1908 in Barre, she was the daughter of Rudolfo and Maria (Giacobbi) Broggini. She attended Barre schools, grad-uating from Spaulding High School. She was employed as a bookkeeper and office manager and later worked at Champlain Spool and Bobbin Company in Burlington, retiring in 1970. In 1942, she married John E. Erickson, who died in 1976. She was a member of Hedding United Methodist Church. Survivors include one brother, E. Lawrence Broggini; cousins.

Shiner, Dorothy T., 93, of Montpelier, died April 10. Born in 1903 in Waterbury Center, she was the daughter of Issac A. and Fannie (Parcher) Fiske. She attended the Austine School in Brattleboro and the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Watertown, Mass. She had been married to Edward Shiner. She owned and operated a vending service at the State Office Building, retiring in 1968. She was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include one son, Franklin; two grand-daughters; nieces and nephews.

Cusson, Irene C., 63, of Barre, died April 9. Born in 1934 in Norton, she was the daughter of Treffley and Rose (Ruel) Sage. She attended schools in Norton. In 1952, she came to Barre and was employed at the former Sprague Electric Company. In 1953, she married George Cusson. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include her husband; four daughters, Lorraine Carrier, Rose Cusson, Jeanne Trevetta and Linda Johnson; five grandchildren; three sisters; one brother.

Ramon, Kathleen S., 84, of Barre, died April 11. Born in 1913 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of William and Lila (Comiskey) Skerry. She graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy and from the University of Vermont with a bachelor of science degree in education. She taught in South Hero, Montpelier, Colchester and Barre Town, retiring in 1979. In 1940, she married Edward Ramon, who died in 1986. Survivors include two sons, Timothy and Charles; a daughter, Mary Pat Ramon; four grandchildren; a nephew.

FitzPatrick, Douglas R., 57, of Berlin, died April 9. Born in 1940 in Montpelier, he was the son of Rev. Gerald and Jifka (Popova) FitzPatrick. He graduated from Montpelier High School and received his bachelor's and master's degrees in civil and structural engineering from Yale University. He worked for New England Telephone, United States Park Service, Bechtel Corp., O'Brien and Gere, the Department of Water Resources, Paulsen Associates and Camp Dresser and McKee in Indonesia. He was self-employed from 1977 to 1996, building a small con-sulting engineering firm. Sur-vivors include his wife, Carol Schaffer FitzPatrick, whom he married in 1963; two daughters, Sandra (Mrs. Thomas) Vitzthum and Heather (Mrs. Edward) Pierce; three grandsons; his mother; two brothers.

Hawes, Robert, 62, of Montpelier, died March 5. He was born in 1933 in New York City and graduated from Fordham University. He had lived in Montpelier for the past six years, working at Another Way Drop-in Center. He attended Christ Church (Episcopal). Survivors include a brother, John Hawes.

Cerutti, Lucille V., 72, of Marshfield, died April 6. Born in 1924 in Calais, she was the daughter of Raymond and Bernice (Angell) Wheeler. She attended North Montpelier School and graduated from Plainfield High School. She was a cook in the Plainfield School and later worked at Noyle Johnson Insurance Agency. In 1965, she became employed at Goddard College in the food service department and was a switchboard operator. She also served as an adviser, a counselor and a teacher in the Adult Degree Program. In 1943, she married Silvio Cerutti, who died in 1992. Survivors include two daughters, Judith Fowler and Inda Loso; two sons, Maurice and Dean; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister; nieces and nephews.

Thuren, Philomena, 87, of Montpelier, died April 8. Born in 1909 in Northfield, she was the daughter of Samuel and Votille (Napolitano) Demasi. She attended schools in Northfield. In 1933, she married Geogre Thuren, who died in 1977. She had worked at Heaton Hospital, the former Airport Restaurant, at Jones Rest Home and at the Gary Home for the Aged. She retired in 1988. Survivors include a son, Carl; four grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters.

Morreale, Anita Leibowitz, of Adamant, died April 5. Born in 1924 in New York City, she moved to Richmond, Va. as a child. She graduated from the College of William and Mary and worked in New York City for the Department of Social Services. She married Ben Morreale, they divorced in 1983. She had lived in Paris and worked with displaced persons at HIAS, the Jewish Social Service agency. In 1959, she came to Vermont. She taught Latin and English and French at Twinfield High School, Burlington High School, Peru (N.Y.) High School and at Plattsbury (N.Y.) High School, retiring in 1986. Survivors include her sister, Leah Leibowitz Jaffe; two nieces and a nephew.

Cushman, Myrtle W., 74, formerly of Websterville, died April 5. She wintered in Bradenton Beach, FL and had previously lived in Richmond, Mass., and Petersburg, N.Y. She graduated from Berkshire Community College and was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Berlin, N.Y. Survivors include her husband, Paul Cushman; two daughters, Mary Jean Holt and Laura Mirabel; four sons, Philip, Kenneth, Robert and Jon; three sisters; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

Darrah, Richard A., 78, of Hancock and formerly of Randolph, died April 5. Born in 1918 in Randolph, he was the son of Alan and Dora (Fay) Darrah. He was educated in Rochester schools and Vermont Agricultural College in Randolph Center. During WWII, he served with the Army. In 1946, he married Evelyn Brown. He was a supervisor at Weyerhauser Company in Hancock. Survivors include his wife; a son, Terrence; two daughters, Candace McGrath and Nancy Shaw; four grandchildren; three brothers; three sisters; several nieces and nephews.

Emmons, Ethel T., 84, of Randolph, died April 4. Born in 1912 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Frank and Catherine Trimp. In 1954, she married Phillip Emmons. They moved to Randolph in 1982. She had been employed as a secretary at Watson Metal Products Co. in New York. Survivors include her husband.

Beaudoin, Gerald P. 70, of Barre, died April 4. Born in 1926 in Martinsville, Quebec, he was the son of Alphonse and Antoinette (Levesque) Beaudoin. He attended Holy Ghost School in Graniteville. He served with the Marines and after returning to Barre, worked at the Rock of Ages. In 1976, he married Kathryn Marsha Cheever. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include his wife; four stepdaughters, Sharon (Mrs. Ronald) Shepard, Susan (Mrs. Roland) Tousignant, Ann Thygesen and Lisa Cheever; three stepsons, John Cheever Jr., Mark and Stephen; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters; nieces and nephews.

Kathan, Mildred A., 76, of Warren, died April 14. Born in 1920, she was the daughter of Ruth (Robinson) and Ernest Brooks. She attended schools in Warren and Waitsfield. In 1940, she married Merrill Kathan, who died in 1993. She became a homemaker and raised her family and helped on the family farm. Survivors include her mother; a daughter, Reta Goss; three sons, Wayne, Francis and Wendell; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Emslie, Elizabeth M., 100, formerly of of Barre, died April 11. Born in 1897 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, she was the daughter Jamis and Margaret (Souter) McGregor. In 1923, she married Thomas Emslie. They owned and operated Emslie the Florist in Barre and Montpelier. He died in 1964. She had lived in Vermont until 1989, when she moved to Indiana to be with her daughter and family. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ in Montpelier. Survivors include her daughter, Margaret (Mrs. Robert) Bracken; a sister, Maggie Booth; two brothers, Ian McGregor and Russel McGregor; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Button, Gary A., 34, formerly of Barre, died April 12. Born in 1962 in Barre, he was the son of Gary and Antoinette (Greeno) Button. He was educated in Woodford and Bennington schools. A chef, he had been employed at the Main Attraction restaurant in Bennington, the Sirloin Saloon in Manchester, Mulligan's of Manchester and at the time of his death, at Ryan's Cafe in Bennington. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Button; a daughter, Lancy; his former wife, Kathy; his father; his mother; four sisters; nieces and nephews.

Bateman, Margaret M., 83, formerly of Barre, died April 4. Born in 1913 in Barre, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fitzgerald and attended Barre City schools. In 1937, she married R. Glenn Bateman. They moved to Windsor in 1941. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church. Survivors include her husband; one son, William; three daughters, Marilyn Messier, Loretta Gould and Glynmarry Bateman; a brother; a sister; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

England, Jacquelin P., 58, of Montpelier, died April 15. Born in New York City, she moved to Greenville, Miss. with her family where she graduated from Greenville High School and attended the University of Mississippi. In 1960, she returned to New York City and married Sanford England. She pursued a variety of interests, as well as managing the England Farm in Montpelier. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Rachel Castle; her father, Herbert Potts; a brother; many nieces and nephews.

Mitchell, Jeffrey A., 53, of Hardwick, died April 12. Born in 1944 in Morristown, he was the son of Leslie and Mary (Sanders) Mitchell. He was employed by the State Highway Department. In 1966, he married Gloria (Wells) Mitchell. Sur-vivors include his parents; his wife; two sons, Kevin and Kenneth; a brother.

Trottier, Emilien N., 83, of Graniteville, died April 14. Born in 1913 in Ste. Sophie, Nicolet, Quebec, he was the son of Willie and Angelina (Trottier) Trottier. He received his education in Canadian schools and worked as a logger with his family in New York state. In 1938, he married Cecile Laquerre. They moved to Graniteville in 1939 where he was a trade carpenter for Vermette Construction Co. and for Lague Construction Co. He became night watchman at Rock of Ages plant, retiring from there. He was a member of St. Sylvester Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Roger; three daughters, Nancy Trottier, Nicole Trottier-Sweet and Micheline Trottier; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Fisher, Arlene B., 89, of Waterbury, died April 12. Born in 1907 in Gore, Quebec, she was the daughter of Edmond and Clarinda (Atkinson) Cross. She attended schools in Williamstown and worked at the former Barre Sanatorium, Pittsford Sanatorium and Brandon Training School. Later she was employed at the Vermont State Hospital, retiring in 1970. Survivors include her daughter, Janice Raymond; a son, David; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a nephew and three nieces.

Ramon, Kathleen S., 84, of Barre, died April 11. Born in 1913 in St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of William and Lila (Comiskey) Skerry. She graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy and the University of Vermont with a bachelor of science degree in education. In 1940, she married Edward Ramon, who died in 1986. She taught in South Hero, Montpelier, Colchester and Barre Town. She was fourth grade teacher at Mathewson Graded School for 25 years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include two sons, Timothy and Charles; a daughter, Mary Pat Ramon; four grandchildren; and a nephew.

O'Grady, Angeles M., 80, of Montpelier, died April 11. Born in 1916 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Angel and Rose (Pellon) Higuera. The family moved to Spain in 1924 and returned in 1934. She had been employed by the National Spring Clip Co. In 1937, she married Robert O'Grady. She later was employed by the Reddy Plastic Co. in Montpelier, retiring in 1974. She was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Michael and Robert; a grandson; a sister.

Pruneau, Howard H., 82, formerly of East Barre, died April 9. Born in 1914 in East Barre, he was the son of Henry and Anna (Gavin) Pruneau. He grew up in Websterville and attended the Lower Websterville School and graduated from Spaulding High School. In 1937, he married Gabrielle Begin. During WWII, he traveled for the U.S. War Department. He was involved in the sale and service of construction machinery and equipment, working throughout the U.S. and parts of Central America. He established and operated the Truck and Concrete Equipment Co. in Akron, Ohio, retiring in 1980. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Hudson, Ohio. Survivors include his wife; his daughter, Elaine (Mrs. Kenneth) Monson; two grandchildren; two brothers; one sister; nieces and nephews.

Marcotte, Bernard L., 71, of Northfield, died April 16. Born in St. Johnsbury in 1925, he was the son of George and Catherine (Groslouis) Marcotte and attended schools there. He joined the Navy in 1943, serving during WWII. In 1960, he married Mildred Willey, who died in February of this year. He was a plumber having been employed by Jennett's Plumbing & Heating and later establishing his own company, Marcotte & Sons Plumbing & Heating of Northfield. He retired in 1992. Survivors include three sons, John, Bernard and Frank; three daughters, Cynthia Marcotte, Stephanie Doherty and Tammy Surprise; two brothers; five sisters; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Sutton, Anthony, 59, of South Barre, died April 13. Born in 1938 in Astoria, N.Y., he was the son of Eugene and Sheila (McGrath) Sutton. He was educated in Bergenfield, N.J. schools, graduating from Bergenfield High School. He had been married tom Arlene Borloz. He owned and operated Sutton's Printing, retiring due to ill health. Survivors include two daughters, Tracey Sutton and Tara Carbonell; two sons, Todd and Tate; five grandchildren.

Lyman, Joyce L., 31, of Royalton, died April 11. Born in 1966 in Waterbury, Conn., she was the daughter of Fred and Madeline (Gray) Green. Her family moved to Tunbridge, where she attended schools, graduating from South Royalton High School. She studied health occupation courses at the Randolph Area Vocational Center. In 1986, she married Timothy Lee Lyman. She was a nurses' aide at Brookside Nursing Home and had worked at Split Ballbearing in Lebanon, N.Y. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Leanna; a son, Adam; her parents; two brothers; five sisters; her paternal grandmother; nieces and nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Roya, Gerald A., 83, formerly of East Calais, died April 11. Born in 1913 in East Calais, he was the son of William and Lena Roya. He attended schools in Montpelier, graduating from Montpelier High School and attended Montpelier Seminary. In 1940, he married Marion Kynoch. He owned and operated Roya's Esso Station in Barre and also worked as a carpenter for 35 years. He was a deputy sheriff in Montpelier and belonged to the National Guard for several years. Survivors include his wife; a son, Gerald; a daughter, Kathryn Martin; two brothers; a sister; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Haikara, Elsie M., 92, of Bethel, died April 11. Born in 1904 in Lebanon, N.H., she was the daughter of August and Mary (Knuttunen) Haikara. She received her education in Bethel schools, graduating from Whitcomb High School and continuing her education at Lyndon Institute for Teachers. She taught schools in Charlotte and East Bethel. Survivors include two brothers, Evalit Haikara and Alfred Haikara; two sisters, Etvi McCullough and Elma Bianchi; many nieces and nephews.

Farnham, Dorothy, 79, of Tunbridge, died April 17. Born in 1917 in Roxbury, Mass., she was the daughter of Efford and Dorothy (Tolson) Taylor. She attended schools in Vershire and Strafford and graduated from South Royalton High School. She worked as a bookkeeper at Petco Oil Company; Vermont Poultry Outlet and Twin State Loans, all in South Royalton. In 1939, she married Dewey Farnham, who died in 1985. She was a member of the Tunbridge Congregational Church. Survivors include two sons, Bruce and Daniel; a daughter, Diane Farnham Mattoon; three sisters; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Couillard, Elsie E., 80, formerly of Groton, died April 18. Born in 1916 in Groton, she was the daughter of Noah and Mary (Welch) Emery. She received her early education in Groton and graduated from Groton High School. She attended the nursing program at Brightlook Hospital and earned her nursing degree. In 1940, she married Wilfred Couillard, who died in 1996. She spent most of her life as a homemaker and parent. Survivors include her son, Lyndon; two daughters, Hope Clough and Lorie Walters; four grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Canavan, John J., 66, of Montpelier, died April 17. Born in 1930 in Portland, Maine, he was the son of Joseph and Barbara (Concannon) Canavan. He was a graduate of the University of Maine at Orono and enjoyed a career in science education teaching in Poultney High School, Fair Haven and Northfield high schools and at Vermont College and Vermont Technical College. He retired in 1990. In 1955, he married Patricia Stancliff. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Dawne Smith and Sheila Keiner; a son, Joseph; seven grandchildren; three sisters; several nieces and nephews.

Blanchard, Elva, 74, formerly of Williamstown, died April 15. Born in 1922 in Williamstown, she was the daughter of Ernest and Eva (Bunting) Hood. She received her early education in Williamstown and Sharon, graduating from South Royalton High School and from Howles Beauty Academy in Manchester, N.H. In 1946, she married Ralph Noyes Jr., who died in 1968. In 1969, she married Roy Blancard. She was a beautician in Concord and later was employed at Granet Glove Corp., Prolife Skiwear and Thermal Dynamics. She retired in 1987. Survivors include her husband; a son, David Noyes; a daughter, Connie Fisk; two stepdaughters, Jane Dickerson and Betty McKenney; a sister; three grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nephews.

Dumas, Verna A., 77, of Waterbury, died April 16. Born in 1919 in Richmond, she was the daughter of Roy and Lena (Dubuque) Martin. She attended schools in Waterbury. She was married to Alfred Davis. In 1970, she married Fred Dumas, who predeceased her. She had worked at The Vermont State Hospital and later was employed as head of the hot lunch program at Waterbury High School and more recently as an aide at Aylward Nursing Home. Survivors include two sons, Martin Davis and Roy Davis; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother; nieces and nephews.

McCuen, Harry E., III, 37, of Hardwick, died April 18. Born in 1958 in Morrisville, he was the son of Harry McCuen II and Alice Austin McCuen. He attended Stowe High School and served with the Navy. He had worked for the Hardwick Electric Department and was a member of the Hardwick Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Bernice and sons, Michael, Shawn and Dylan; his mother; three sisters; one niece.


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