Alice Jennings, 82
CHESHIRE, Mass. -- Alice L. Jennings, 82, of Main Street, died Wednesday
(Oct. 23, 1996) in her home. Mrs. Jennings was a Charlestown native and
longtime resident before moving to Cheshire. In the 1940's, while her husband
was in the service, she was the librarian in the Salsby Free Public Library
in Charlestown for 12 years. Mrs. Jennings was an active member of the
Methodist Church of Cheshire. She was born on Oct. 15, 1914, daughter of
Herbert and Nora (Fifield) Cushing. Mrs. Jennings was educated in Charlestown
Schools and graduated high school in 1932. She married Howard E. Jennings
of Charlestown in the 1940's in Charlestown. He died on Feb. 21, 1993.
Survivors include one son, Bruce H. Jennings of Cheshire; one brother,
Melborne Cushing of Charlestown; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
and nieces and newphews. She was predeceased by three brothers, Harland
Cushing, Harold Cushing and Edward Cushing; and one sister, Helen Cushing.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the DeryCheshire Funeral
Home, with the Rev. Warren Scamman, pastor of the United Methodist Church
of Cheshire, officiating. Burial will follow in the Cheshire Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 10 a.m. until the service at the funeral home. Memorial
contributions in lieu of flowers, may be made to: United Methodist Church
of Cheshire in care of the funeral home at 121 North State Rd., Cheshire,
Anthony Orizzonto, 80
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- Anthony S. Orizzonto, 80, died Monday
(Oct. 21, 1996) at the Newport Health Care Facility in Newport, Vt. Mr.
Orizzonto worked for the U.S. Postal Service for many years in Redwood
City, Calif., retiring in 1976. During World War II, he served in the U.S.
Army and was honarably discharged in 1944. He was born in White River Junction
on Dec. 26, 1915, the son of Louis and Julie (DeLauri) Orizzonto. Mr. Orizzonto
attended schools in White River Junction. Survivors include three sisters,
Rose Mary Orizzonto and Mary Orizzonto, both of White River and Josephine
Perrotta of Avalon, N.J.; three brothers, Alfonzo Orizzonto of Lebanon,
N.H., Joseph Orizzonto of White River Junction and Michael Orizzonto of
Windsor; nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Saturday at St. Anthony's Church in White River Junction. Burial will follow
in St. Anthony's Cemetery on South Main Street in White River Junction.
A reception will be held at the home of Joseph Orizzonto at 20 Charles
St., for all their friends and family. The Knight Funeral Home in White
River Junction is in charge of the arrangements.
Arthur Clough Jr., 76
GRAFTON, Vt. -- Arthur Wesley Clough Jr., 76, died Wednesday (Oct.
23, 1996) at his home. Mr. Clough had been an in- volved area resident
all his life. He had a varied career begining with Cone Automatic Machine
Co. in Windsor until 1942. After the service, he owned and operated his
own farm until its destruction, then worked for Vermont Newspaper Corp.
until he became a science teacher in 1962. He taught science at Chester
Junior High School, Lyman Hunt School in Burlington, Fall Mountain High
School and Wilton High School. Following his retirement he substitutetaught
for Black River, Fall Mountain and Green Mountain schools, as well as Leland
and Gray Seminary. From 1943 until 1946, he served as supply sergeant in
the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre. Mr. Clough joined the Blue Lodge
in Bellows Falls in 1952, serving all offices, including master. He was
also a member of local and state chapter, council and commandery. In 1992-93,
he was Grand High Priest of the Grand Royal Arch chapter of the state of
Vermont. In May 1996, he became V.E. Deputy Grand Commander of the Knights
Templar of Vermont, and in June, the Grand Captain of the Guard of the
Grand Council of Vermont Royal and Select Masons. He spent much time working
with the Masonic Orders on local and state levels. Mr. Clough was also
a member of both the Scottish and York rite, Shrine, and the York Rite
College. He was a past Patron of the Eastern Star Alpha Chapter No. 52
of Bellows Falls. He belonged to the Order of Annointed High Priests, belonged
to Order of Silver Trowel, order at Bunker Hill. He was a charter member
of the Green Mountain York Rite College No. 139 Vermont Priory KYCH. Mr.
Clough was a life member of the National Education Association and the
Vermont Retired Teachers. He was also a member of the American Legion and
the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. C ough enjoyed reading, watching sports
on television as well as attending his grandchildren's ball games. He traveled
extensively with his wife and did numerous odd jobs around the house. Mr.
CIoug had also been an area choir singer since the age of 17, with numerous
choirs in Bellows Falls, Londonderry and Grafton. He was born in Bellows
Falls on Sept. 23, 1920, the son of Arthur W. and Eva M. (Clark) Clough.
Mr. Clough was a 1938 graduate of Bellows Falls High School, received his
bachelor of science degree in 1962 from Castleton State College, received
his master of education degree from Keene State College in 1966, and completed
his graduate work at the University of Vermont as well as Worcester Polytechnic
Institute. On Jan. 1, 1943, he married Priscilla Fisher in Bellows Falls.
Survivors include his wife, Priscilla Clough, of Grafton; three daughters,
Priscilla Lambert of Rockingham, Darlene Boissonnault of Grafton and Twyla
Putnam of Chester; one brother, Edwin Clough of Brattleboro; 12 grandchildren;
one great-granndchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by two brothers, Ivan Clough and George Clough; and two sisters, Bertha
Clough and Eva Clough. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday
at the Grafton Brick Church with the Rev. Ed Tyler officiating. Burial
will follow in the Saxtons River Cemetery in Saxtons River. Visiting hours
are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Adams-Gendron Funeral
Home in Chester. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers, may be made
to: Holy Land Pilgrimage Fund or Eye Foundation in care of Dave Cummings,
RR 3, Box 6864, Barre, Vt. 05641; or to: Brain Tumor Research in care of
Ann Record, Grafton, Vt. 05146.
Beatrice Spitzli, 89
WALPOLE -- Beatrice B. Spitzli, 89, of Main Street, died Saturday (Oct.
19, 1996) at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. She was born in
Windsor on Nov. 1, 1906, the daughter of Albert A. and Minnie (Rist) Bannister.
Mrs. Spitzli attended Windsor schools, was a graduate of Springfield High
School and the Domestic Science School in Boston, Mass. Survivors include
three sons, Donald H. Spitzli Jr. of Virginia Beach, Va., Edward P. Spitzli
of Walpole, and Stephen P. Spitzli of Springfield; six grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Hawks
Spitzli. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday
in the Walpole New Cemetery with the Rev. Sandra Whipple officiating. There
will be no calling hours. Following the service there will be a gathering
for family and friends at her residence. Memorial donations may be made
to: Walpole Rescue, Walpole, N.H. 03608. The Fenton % Hennessey Funeral
Home of Bellows Falls is in charge of the arrangements.
Caroline Lurvey, 56
CORNISH -- Caroline J. Lurvey, 56, of Whitewater Reservoir Road, died
Tuesday (Oct22, 1996) following a brief ill Mrs. Lurvey had been a longtime
area resident. She had been employed with Split Ball Bearing in Lebanon,
N.H., for 19 years. She had also worked for the Kell Lock Company. Mrs.
Lurvey was a member of the Women of the Moose in Claremont. She devoted
her life to her husband, children and grandchildren. Mrs. Lurvey enjoyed
camping and doing crafts. She was born in Bellows Falls on Feb. 10, 1940.
On June 20, 1959, she married Robert C. Lurvey in East Bethel, Vt. Survivors
include her husband, Robert Lurvey of Cornish; one son, Robert C. Lurvey
Jr., of Claremont; three daughters, Robin Martinez and Tonia Flanders,
both of Claremont and Tammy Ayers of Weathersfield; six grandchildren;
three half brothers, Alfred Blanchard Jr., Albert Blanchard and Charles
Spaulding; one half sister, Maryann Fifield; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law,
nieces, nephews and many wonderful friends. She was predeceased by her
father and stepmother, Alfred Sr., and Mary (Lawrence) Blanchard. Funeral
services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Roy Funeral Home at 93
Sullivan St., in Claremont with the Rev. Polly Shamy, pastor of the Ascutney
Union Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Edminster Cemetery
in Cornish. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the funeral
home. Memorial donations may be made to: Connecticut Valley Homecare-Hospice,
958 John Stark Highway, Claremont, N.H. 03743.
Carleton Rouillard, 75
POTTERSVILLE, Mich. Carleton R. Rouillard, 75, formerly of New Hampshire,
died Wednesday (Oct. 23, 1996) in Potterville. Mr. Rouillard was a World
War II veteran. He was a member of the Oneida Gospel Church. Mr. Rouillard
was a member of the VFW and American Legion. Survivors include his wife,
Estelle Rouillard; two sons, Edward Rouillard of Castle Rock, Colo., and
Carl Rouillard of Charlestown; two daughters, Barbara Howe of Marrietta,
Ga., and Patricia Whitcomb of Flushing, Mich.; nine grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; one brother, Calvin Rouillard of Roseville; and one
sister, Corinne Rummell of Mount Clemens, Mich. He was predeceased by one
brother, Charming Rouillard. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday
at Oneida Gospel Church with Pastor Jeffrey Nunham officiating. Memorial
donations may be made to: Oneida Gospel Church. The Holihan-Atkin Funeral
Home in Grand Ledge, Mich., is in charge of the arrangements.
Charles Lubinger, 68
TILTON, N.H. -- Charles F. Lubinger, 68, of Winter Street, died Sunday
(Oct. 20, 1996) at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton. Mr. Lubinger
had been a Sunapee and Newbury, N.H., resident since 1979. He was employed
as a chemist by Ionics Co. in Watertown, Mass. During World War II, he
served in he U.S. Army. Mr. Lubinger was an avid sports fan and enjoyed
collecting baseball cards. He was born in Boston, Mass., on Dec. 2, 1927,
the son of Samuel and Marie (Doherty) Lubinger. Mr. Lubinger was a graduate
of Northeastern University with a degree in chemistry. Survivors include
two sons, Karl Lubinger of Prattville, Ala., and Mark Lubinger of Wilmot,
N.H.; two daughters, Karen Yaffe of Brockton, Mass., and Gail Clancy of
Corinth, Vt.; five grandsons; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 37 years, Frances (Morris) Lubinger in
1993. A graveside service will be held at noon Thursday at the Lakeside
Cemetery in Newbury. There will be no visitin hours. Memorial donations
may be made to: American Cancer Society in care of Gail Singer Memorial
Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford, N.H. 03102-6821. The Newton-Bartlett
Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy Gould, 90
WILDER, Vt. -- Dorothy A. Gould, 90, died Tuesday (Oct. 22, 1996) at
Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community in Windsor. Mrs. Gould had been a
Wilder resident for more than 20 years. She also resided in Bennington
and Pownal, Vt., for several years. With her husband, she owned and operated
Gould's Oil Service in Wilder for several years. Mrs. Gould was a member
of the Federated Church in Wilder. She was a Past Matron of the Winona
Chapter No. 43 Order of Eastern Star in Wilder. Mrs. Gould was a life member
of the Forest-Unity Chapter of Eastern Star in Sharon, Vt. Mrs. Gould also
belonged to the Gleanor Grange in West Windsor. She was born in West Windsor
on July 12, 1906, the daughter of Eugene and Clara (Baker) Dinsmoor. Mrs.
Gould received her education from schools in Brownsville. On March 14,
1927, she married John Gould. He died in 1962. Survivors include three
daughters, Mrs. Harry ( Joyce) Shakes of Winter Park, Fla., Mrs. Kenneth
(Patricia) Gile of Pownal and Barbara Matta of Waterbury, Vt.; one daughterin-law,
Edith Gould of Brattleboro, Vt.; one brother, Gerald Dinsmoor of Brattleboro;
several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one son, John Gould in 1981; and one sister, Evelyn
Dinsmoor in 1992. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the
Knight Funeral Home in Windsor with the Rev. Robert J. Hundemann, pastor
of the Brownsville Methodist Church in West Windsor, officiating. Burial
will follow in the Brownsville Cemetery in West Windsor. Visiting hours
are from 1 to 2 p.m., one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the
Douglas Jones, 64
GOSHEN -- Douglas E. Jones, 64, of Route 10, died Tuesday (Oct. 22,
1996) at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Mr. Jones had
lived in the Newport, Goshen area for 27 years. He had been employed in
local sawmills as a sawyer for over 20 years. Mr. Jones was a veteran of
the Korean Conflict serving in the U.S. Army. He was born in Sisson Ridge,
New Brunswick, Canada on June 17, 1932, the son of James Wilmot and Catherine
(Rollins) Jones. Mr. Jones attended schools in New Brunswick. Survivors
include his wife of 37 years, Edith (Briggs) Jones of Goshen; two sons,
David Jones of Tempe, Ariz., and James Jones of Keene, N.H.; one daughter,
Lisa Nelson of Goshen; two brothers, Eugene Jones of Rumney, N.H., and
Maurice Jones of East Corinth, Vt.; six sisters, Dorothy Scott Drake, Ruth
Kavanaugh and Fay Savage, all of Lakeville, New Brunswick, Canada, Pa-
tricia Riff of Lancaster, N.H., Lorna Jones and Myrna Reinhardt, both of
Scarsborough, Maine; seven grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Goshen Community
Church with the Rev. Richard Wallace, pastor, officiating. There will be
no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Lake Sunapee Visiting
Nurses Association, P.O. Box 2209, New London, N.H. 03257. The Newton-Bartlett
Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.
Edythe Densmore, 83
BELLOWS FALLS Edythe B. Densmore, 83, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 1996)
at the Vernon Green Nursing Home following a long illness. Mrs. Densmore
was noted for her cooking and love of dancing. She was born in Groton,
Vt., on May 23, 1913, the daughter of Ernest and Myrtle (Garfield) St.
John. Mrs. Densmore was a 1931 graduate of the Montpelier Seminary in Montpelier,
Vt. On Aug. 18, 1933, she maried L.W. (Doc) Densmore in Barre, Vt. He died
in 1955. Survivors include two sons, Denison Densmore of Stevenson, Ala.,
and Arthur Densmore of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two daughters, Elaine Masure
of Bellows Falls and Janice Bazzell of Montgomery, Ala.; one brother, Earl
St. John of Marlboro, N.H.; one half- sister, Pauline Lawrence of Marshfield,
Vt.; five grandchildren; five great-granchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family.
There will be no calling hours. The Fenton % Hennessey Funeral Home of
Bellows Falls is handling the arrangements.
Fernand 'Freddy' Belair, 77
CLAREMONT -- Fernand "Freddy" B. Belair, 77, of Myrtle Street, died
Sunday (Oct. 20, 1996) at Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire in
Claremont after a long illness. Mr. Belair had been a Claremont resident
for 71 years. He had worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. for 37 years
and retired in 1977. Mr. Belair was president of the AFL-CIO union for
nine years and was elected to the International Executive Board of the
United Rubber Workers in 1975 for three years. Mr. Belair was a coach for
St. Mary High School in football, baseball and soccer from the early '40s
until the '70s. He also umpired baseball and basketball for many years.
He was a member of the Baseball Umpires Association and the Basketball
Referees Association. Mr. Belair was a life member of the Loyal Order of
Moose Lodge No. 1201. He was born in Asbestos, P.Q., Canada on Nov. 19,
1918, the son of Ernest and Oliva (Poisson) Belair. Mr. Belair attended
St. Mary Grammer School and was a 1938 graduate of St. Mary High School
where he played football, basketball and baseball. On May 18, 1940, he
married Phyllis Purvee. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Belair of Claremont;
one son, Jerome Belair of Manchester, N.H.; one daughter, Cecelia Rutherford
of Claremont; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one
son, Louis P. Belair, on May 15, 1960; and three brothers and two sisters.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St.
Mary Church in Claremont. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. There
will be no visiting hours. The Stringer Funeral Home on Broad Street is
in charge of the arrangements.
Frances Giannuzzi, 57
CLAREMONT -- Frances M. Giannuzzi, 57, of Ellery Street, died Saturday
(Oct. 19, 1996) at the Bradley Memorial Hospital & Healthcare Center
in Southington, Conn., following a sudden illness. Mrs. Giannuzzi came
to this country in her late teens and was a longtime New Jersey resident
before she came to Claremont 18 months ago. She was employed as an administrative
assistant by APC Paper Co. of Claremont. She was born in Aberdeen, Scotland,
on May 20, 1939, the daughter of Frank and Nora (MacDonald) Bruce. Survivors
include her husband, Robert Giannuzzi of Claremont; three sons, Bruce Giannuzzi
of Morrisville, Pa., Steven Giannuzzi of Enfield, N.H., and Charles Giannuzzi
of Claremont; four grandchildren; one brother, Hamish Bruce of Carlisle,
England; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St., with the
Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor of St. Mary's Church, officiating. Interment will
be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday
at the funeral home.
Grace Hollandsworth, 90
MANCHESTER, N.H. Grace M. Hollandsworth, 90, of Hilton Street, died
Sunday (Oct. 20, 1996) at a Manchester Hospital after a long illness. She
had been a 40-year resident of Manchester. Mrs. Hollandsworth was employed
with various insurance companies. She was a member of the Christian Science
Church. She was born in Troy, N.Y., the daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth
(Benson) Myers. Survivors include three sisters, Dorothy Terry of Bellows
Falls,Mable Bishop of Royal Oaks, Mich., and Helen Wilson of Ware, Mass.;
and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,Howard
Hollandsworth; and several brothers and sisters. A graveside service will
be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Oakwood Cemetery in Troy. There will be
no visiting hours. The McHugh Funeral Home of Manchester is in charge of
Harry Behrens, 74
GRANTHAM -- Harry Behrens, 74, of Longwood Drive, died Saturday (Oct.
19, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He came
to the United States in 1950, and was a Grantham resident since 1967. Mr.
Behrens had been a purser for the United States Steamship Lines for more
than 25 years, retiring in 1984. He was born in Hamburg, Germany, on Nov.
15, 1921, the son of Friedrich and Charlotte (Kohring) Behrens. Mr. Behrens
attended schools in Germany. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Eke
(Aikens) Behrens of Grantham; and two nephews. A memorial service will
be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at 42 Main
St. in Newport. A committal service will be conducted at 2:45 p.m. Friday
at Eastman Cemetery on North Road in Sunapee with the Rev. Charles Kennedy
officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be
made to: Hospice Memorial Fund, New London, N.H. 03257.
LUDLOW -- John H. Libuda, 78, died Monday (Oct. 21, 1996) at his home.
Mr. Libuda had been a Ludlow resident for 60 years. He had owned and operated
Johns Market in Ludlow for many years. He later worked for many years as
meat department manager for Grand Union, retiring in 1983. Mr. Libuda was
a member of the Church of Annunciation and an usher for many years. During
World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre. Mr. Libuda
was a member of the 100th Infantry Division Association. Mr. Libuda also
belonged to the V.F.W. Post No. 10155, and the Ballard Hobart American
Legion Post No. 36, both in Ludlow. He was born in West Rutland, Vt., on
Feb. 24, 1918, the son of Adam and Mary (Oscilowoski) Libuda. He received
his education at West Rutland High School. On Sept. 7, 1946, he married
Margaret Rock in Ludlow Survivors include his wife, Margaret Libuda of
Ludlow; one son, Jerry Libuda of Burlington, Vt.; three sisters, Mrs. Sally
Wallett of West Rutland, Mrs. Fiori Chioffi of Rutland, Vt., and Mrs. Helen
Malinowski of Philadelphia, Pa.; one nephew that resided with him, Raymond
Libuda; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by
one brother, Joseph Libuda; and one sister, Alice Pluta. Funeral services
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Annunciation in Ludlow
with the Rev. James Lawrence officiating. Burial will be held in Pleasant
View Cemetery in Ludlow. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9
p.m. Wednesday at the Adams Gendron Funeral Home at 12 Meadow St., Ludlow.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Ludlow Ambulance Squad, P.O. Box
911, Ludlow, Vt. 05149.
Horatio 'RAY' Peabody, 88
CLAREMONT -- Horatio Curtis "Ray" Peabody, 83, of Orchard Road, died
Thursday (Oct. 24, 1996) at his home. Mr. Peabody had resided in the Newport-Claremont
area all his life. He was employed with the Dorr Woolen Co. in Newport
from 1931 to 1940. He was a machine tool operator at Joy Manufacturing
Co. of Claremont for 37 years prior to his retirement in 1976. Mr. Peabody
was a member of the Odd Fellows. He was fond of children and worked with
them whenever he was needed, and he will be remembered for his helpfulness
to his friends and neighbors. Mr. Peabody was an avid fisherman and tied
fishing flies as a hobby. He was born in Newport on April 15, 1913, the
son of Ralph and Ethel (Seavey) Peabody. Mr. Peabody attended schools in
Newport and was a 1931 graduate of Towle High School. Survivors include
his wife of 55 years, Mildred (Vail) Peabody of Claremont; one brother,
Fred Peabody of Windsor; three sisters, Mary Warren of Wilder, Vt., Margaret
Rielly of Concord, N.H., and Myrtle Cote of Newport; also several cousins,
nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday
in the Trinity Episcopal Church in Claremont with the Rev. David MacIlhaney,
pastor, officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations
may be made to: Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Broad St., Claremont, N.H.
03743; or to: Connecticut Valley Home Care and Hospice Program, 958 John
Stark Highway, Newport, N.H. 03773. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on
Main Street in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.
James Auld, 83
CHARLESTOWN -- James C. Auld, 83, of Huntley Avenue, died Monday (Oct.
21, 1996) at his home after a brief illness. Mr. Auld had resided at Hillside
Avenue in St, James, N.Y., for 81 years before moving to Charlestown. He
was a machinist with Memco Engineering Co. in Commack, N.Y., for more than
30 years, retiring in 1975. Mr. Auld was born in St. James on Sept. 13,
1913, the son of Robert F. and Johanna (Buttera) Auld. Survivors include
one niece, Mrs. Wesley (Honey) VanVelsor, three great-nieces, one great-nephew
and seven greatgreat-nieces and nephews, all of Charlestown. He was predeceased
by one brother, Robert, and one sister, Jeannette. Graveside committal
services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Memorial Park
Cemetery in Coram, Long Island, N.Y. There will be no visiting hours. The
Stringer Funeral Home of Broad Street in Claremont is in charge of the
Joanna Sanford, 78
UNITY -- Joanna V. Sanford, 78, formerly of Maple Avenue in Claremont,
died Monday (Oct. 21, 1996) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home following
a long illness. She had b6en a lifelong Claremont resident. Mrs. Sanford
had been employed by Newport Clothing in Newport. Mrs. Sanford was a volunteer
at Valley Regional Hospital. She had been very active at Senior Congress
Park (Earl Bourdon Centre). Mrs. Sanford was a member of the Polish American
Citizens Club in Claremont. She was born in Claremont on April 10, 1918,
the daughter of Rocco J. and Euphemia (VItalani) Cusanelli. Survivors include
two daughters, Susan Grygorcewicz of Claremont and Beverly Antonas of Bradenton,
Fla.; four sons, Francis A. Couture of Kissimmee, Fla., Rocco John Tetreault
of Houston, Texas, Anthony Sanford of Nashua, N.H., and Alton Sanford Jr.,
of Haverhill, Mass.; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother,
Rocco P. Cusanelli of Newport; one godchild, Thomas Davies EA'ord of Brandon,
Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband,
Alton Sanford in 1980; two sisters, Louise Lizotte and Georgette P. Couture;
and one brother, Leo Cusanelli. Services will be held at the convenience
of the family. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are under
the direction of the Roy Funeral Home in Claremont.
Katherine Conlin, 91
WINDSOR -- Katherine E. Conlin, 91, died Thursday (Oct. 24, 1996) at
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Miss Conlin went to
work for Windsor's first town manager in 1926 and served as town manager
herself from November 1936 to March 1941. In 1941 she was appointed town
clerk and also served as town bookkeeper until the town and village merged
in 1965. She retired as town clerk in 1970, after serving for 29 years.
Miss Conlin wrote the first section of "Chronicles of Windsor" in collaboration
with Wilma Burnam Paronto and Stella Vitty Henry. She was the author of
"Windsor Heritage," a collection and brief history of many of the older
houses in Windsor. Miss Conlin was an active communicant of St. Francis
of Assisi Catholic Church, where she was also a member of the Catholic
Daughters of the Americas. She served on Windsor's Bicentennial Committee
and held various offices in the Windsor Historical Society. Miss Conlin
was very active in the Naomi Ingalls Garden Club. She was born in Windsor
on March 11, 1905, the daughter of John and Catherine (Hickey) Conlin.
Miss Conlin attended school at the West Primary School on State Street
before the State Street School was built, and graduated from Windsor High
School in 1922. Survivors include two nephews, and one sister-inlaw, Evelyn
Conlin of St. Johnsbury, Vt. She was predeceased by four brothers, John
Conlin, Francis Conlin, Edward J. "Ned" Conlin and Augustus Conlin. A Mass
of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Francis
of Assisi Church in Windsor with the Rev. Robert J. Cambell, celebrant.
Burial will follow in the St. Francis Cemetery in Windsor. Visiting hours
are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Knight Funeral Home, 65 Ascutney Ave.,
in Windsor. There will be a scriptural service recited at 6:30 pm. 6:30
Louis Machado, 87
LUDLOW -- Louis A. Machado, 87, died Thursday (Oct. 24, 1996) at the
Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. He had been a Ludlow resident for more
than 50 years. Mr. Machado was employed by the Jewell Brook Wool Mill in
Ludlow and by Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield for many years. He had
also worked for the town of Ludlow in the Cemetery Department. He was a
member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Church of Annunciation,
both of Ludlow. Mr. Machado also enjoyed gardening. He was born in Saomiquel,
Azores, Portugal on March 4, 1909, the son of Louis A. and Herondina Faria
Coneto Machado. Mr. Machado received his education in Somerville, Mass.
On Nov. 27, 1930, he married Gertrude Ackley in Cambridge, Mass. She died
in 1984. Survivors include one son, Roger Machado of Mount Dora, Fla.;
two daughters, Barbara Dartt of Essex Junction, Vt., and Shirley Call of
Londonderry, Vt.; one sister, Margaret Fontaine of Somerville; 11 grandchildren;
17 great-grandchildren; and one nephew. He was predeceased by one granddaughter,
Michelle Dartt. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at
the Church of Annunciation with the Rev. James Lawrence officiating. Burial
will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow. Visiting hours are
from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home at 12 Meadow
St. in Ludlow. Memorial donations may be made to: Vermont Heart Association,
12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495; or to: American Cancer Society,
Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
Marcia Higley, 65
CHESTER -- Marcia A. Higley, 65, died Thursday (Oct. 24, 1996) at the
DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Mrs. Higley had resided in
Chester for the past three years and had previousy resided in Chappaqua,
N.Y., for 37 years from 1956 to 1993. She was a summer resident of Chatham,
Cape Cod, Mass. Mrs. Higley was active with the Green Mountain Festival
Series. She was an active volunteer including Jr. League of Northern West
Chester County in New York. Mrs. Higley was a member of the Chester Congregational
Church in Chester. She enjoyed needlework. She was born in Flushing, N.Y.,
on Aug. 26, 1931, the daughter of John Alan and Anne (Phillips) Ackerman.
Mrs. Higley was a 1949 graduate of Morristown, N.J. High School and received
her Bachelors Degree at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., graduating in 1953.
On Nov. 20, 1954, she married Richard Higley in Morristown, N.J. Survivors
include her husband, Richard Higley of Chester; twin son and daughter,
Jonathan D. Highley of Brookfield, Conn., and Anne H. Johnson of Chester;
two other sons, David H. Higley of Chester and Douglas A. Higley of Boulder,
Colo.; one other daughter, Pamela H. Powell of Bolton, Mass.; one sister,
Anne McLaughlin of Uniontown, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces,
nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 1 1 a.m. Monday at
the Chester Congregational Church with the Rev. John Mahler officiating.
Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may
be made to: American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St.,
Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Arrangements are under the direction of the Adams-Gendron
Funeral Home in Chester.
Marguerite Knight, 69
BARRE, Vt. -- Marguerite Ethel Knight, 69, a former resident of Metivier
Community Care Home, died Friday (Oct. 18, 1996) in Rowen Court Health
and Rehabilitation Center, where she had been a patient for 18 months.
She was born in Troy N.H., on Aug. 15, 1927, one of 16 children born to
Fred and Lilly (Thornton) Patria. On Feb. 1, 1947, she married James F.
Knight and moved to Westminster to live. He died on Dec. 12, 1984. Survivors
include one son. Spencer Knight of South Carolina; one daughter, Beverly
Knight of Bellows Falls; one grandson; and one sister, Alice Patria of
Ocala, Fla. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bellows
Falls. There will be no visiting hours. The Hooker & Whitcomb Funeral
Home of Barre is in charge of the arrangements.
Marjorie Smith, 77
ROCHESTER, Vt. -- Marjorie E. Smith, 77, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 1996)
at Genesis Elder Care in Rutland, Vt. She had been a Rochester resident
for many years and in 1977, she moved' to Bethel, Vt. Mrs. Smith was a
member of the Federated Church of Rochester and the United Church of Bethel.
She was a member of the Hope Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star No. 50
of Rochester. Mrs. Smith was a past member of the Unity Circle in Bethel.
Mrs. Smith especially enjoyed cooking and being with her grandchildren
and greatgrandchildren. She was born in Pittsburg, Vt., on Sept. 20, 1919,
the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Manchester) Miller. Mrs. Smith received
her education in Rochester schools. On March 14, 1937, she married Wesley
Smith. He died in 1977. Survivors include two sons, Bradley Smith of Rutland
and Gerry Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two daughters, Janette Stearns
and Cindy Greenwood, both of Bethel; three sisters, Helen Leland of Newport,
Dorothy Brown of Lancaster, N.H., and Shirley Boutwell of East Braintree,
Vt.; three brothers, John Miller and Kenneth Miller, both of Rutland, and
Lester Miller of Warren, Vt.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at
the Rochester Federated Church with the Revs. Mark and Judy Kennedy officiating.
Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Rochester. There will be no
visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Association
Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. The arrangements
are being handled by the Day Funeral Elomi in Randolph, Vt.
Phyllis Clark, 64
PORT ORANGE, Fla. Phyllis Mae Clark, 64, a former Upper Valley resident,
died Friday (Oct. 18, 1996) at her home. Ms. Clark had been an Orange N.H.,
resident for many years before moving to Port Orange in 1989. She was born
in Lebanon, N.H., on March 8, 1932. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth
Clark of Canaan, N.H., Phylip Clark of Port Orange and Randy Clark of Hartford,
Vt.; one daughter, Ann Zani of Samsula, Fla.; one sister, Margueritte Stacy
of New Port Richey, Fla.; two brothers, Melvin Clark of Lebanon and Harold
Clark of Meriden; eight grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; and many nieces
and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday in Port Orange at
the Cardwell Funeral Home. A prayer service will be led by Norma Bartlett
at 10 a.m. Friday at the LaSalette Shrine in Enfield, N.H.
Philip Shaw, 99
CHARLESTOWN -- Philip W. Shaw, 99, of Lovers Lane, died Tuesday (Oct.
22, 1996) at Integrated Health Service in Claremont after a long illness.
He had been a longtime resident of Charlestown. Mr. Shaw had been a machinist
with Jones & Lamson Machine Tool Co. for 45 years, retiring in 1962.
For the past several years he, with his wife, attended the North Charlestown
United Methodist Church. He was born in Malden, Mass., on Oct. 11, 1897,
the son of Philip and Lena (Stowell) Shaw. Mr. Shaw attended schools in
Dorchester, Mass., and Newport. His first wife, E. Avis Reed Shaw, died
in 1950. In 1976, he married Evelyn (Pelkey) Riley. Survivors include his
wife, Evelyn Shaw of Charlestown; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Davis Memorial Chapel
at 99 Summer St. in Springfield with the Rev. David Thompson, pastor of
the North Charlestown United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will
follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield. Visiting hours are for one
hour prior to the service on Friday at the chapel. Memorial contributions
may be made to: Norris Cotton Cancer Research Center, 1 Medical Drive,
Philomena Yorfino, 70
LUDLOW -- Philomena T. Yorfino, 70, died Saturday (Oct. 19, 1996) at
the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. She had lived in the Stamford, Conn.,
area for most of her life and moved to Ludlow , 11 years ago. Mrs. Yorfino
had been a member of the Church of Annunciation in Ludlow. She was born
in Stamford on Sept. 6, 1926, the daughter of Frank and Ortenza (Toto)
Vetti. Mrs. Yorfino was a Stamford High School graduate. On Aug. 17, 1946,
she married John J. Yorfino in Stamford. Survivors include her husband,
John Yorfino of Ludlow; one son, John Yorfino of Shelton, Conn.; one daughter,
Sharon Cappiello of Ludlow; three brothers, Manuel Vetti, Frank Vetti and
Alfred Vetti, all of Stamford; one sister, Palma Budruwich of Stamford;
four grandchildren; and sever- al nieces, nephews and cousins. A Funeral
Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Church of Annunciation with
the Rev. James Lawrence, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the
Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 tonight
at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home at 12 Meadow St. in Ludlow.
Robert Benson, 87
SAXTONS RIVER -- Robert B. Benson, 87, died Wednesday (Oct. 23, 1996)
at the Gifford Elderly Care Nursing Home in Randolph, Vt. Mr. Benson had
'been a Saxtons River resident nearly all his adult life. He was self-employed
in road construction and lumbering. Mr. Benson was a life membr of the
Bellows Falls Order of Elks. He was born in Putney, Vt., on May 7, 1909,
the son of Edwin P. and Etta (Braley) ' Benson. Mr. Benson attended schools
in Westminster West. On Dec. 20, 1929, he married Dorothy Weeden. Survivors
include his wife, Dorothy Benson of Orlando, Fla.; three sons, Lawrence
G. Benson of Bellows Falls, Richard A. Benson of Orlando, and Jon E. Benson
of Merritt Island, Fla.; one daughter, Barbara R. Locke of Banning, Calif.;
and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A graveside service
will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Saxtons River Cemetery in Saxtons
River. There will be no calling hours. The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral
Home of Bellows Falls is in charge of the arrangements.
Roy Lavigne, 88
NEWPORT -- Roy R. Lavigne, 83, of Oak Street, died Wednesday (Oct.
23, 1996) at the New London Hospital in New London, N.H. Mr. Lavigne had
resided in Newport for most of his life. He was employed with several different
woolen mills, shoe shops and machine shops in the area for many years,
finally retiring from Sportwell Shoe Co., in Newport as a super Mr. Lavigne
had a long-time interest in watchmaking and was a trained watch repairman.
He was born in Newport on Dec. 19, 1912, the son of Moses and Flora (White)
Lavigne. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Lola (Gabriel) Lavigne;
and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at 10
a.m. Monday at North Newport Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph Mahoney, officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to: St. Patricks Memorial Fund at 32 Beach
St., Newport, N.H. 03773. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street
in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.
CLAREMONT -- Mrs. Dorothea Regina Sheeran, 81, formerly of Park Avenue,
who died Oct. 15, 1996 in the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity following
a long illness will have services and a time of fellowship from 6 to 8
p.m. Saturday at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St., in Claremont.
Sylvia Bartlett, 91
CONCORD, N.H. -- Sylvia Agnes Bartlett, 91, died Thursday (Oct. 24,
1996) at the Penny Lane Rest Home in Concord. Mrs. Bartlett resided in
Concord since 1936. She taught school in Ludlow, Springfield and South
Sutton, N.H., before moving to Concord. Mrs. Bartlett was a member of the
former First Methodist Church, where she was active in the Sunday School
program, and a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bartlett
was a past president of the Women's Club in Concord, the DeMolay Mothers
Club and the Concord Female Charitable Society. She was active in the Pierce
Brigade. Mrs. Bartlett was active in the Ludlow Chapter of the Daughters
of the American Revolution, while in Vermont. She was born in Ludlow on
July 7, 1905, the daughter of Rollin D. and Stella Mae (Hemenway) Sears.
Mrs. Bartlett was raised in Ludlow and a Black River Academy graduate.
In 1931, she graduated from Keene (N.H.) Normal School. Survivors include
two sons, Peter S. Bartlett of Concord and George Rollin Bartlett of Barrington,
R.I.; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by her husband of 40 years, George A. Bartlett in 1976; and seven siblings.
A funeral service will be held at noon Monday at the Wesley United Methodist
Church in Concord with the Rev. Krisann Byrne-Scheri, associate pastor,
officiating. The family will greet friends and relatives at the church
for an hour prior to the service. Burial will take place at a later date
in the Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord. Memorial donations in lieu of
flowers may be made to: CRVNA, 250 Pleasant St., Concord, N.H. 03302-0797.
The Boutwell, Hussey-Wiren Funeral Home of Main Street in Concord is in
charge of the arrangements.