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Colleen Simonds, 33
BELLOWS FALLS -- Colleen Elizabeth Simonds, 33, of Henry Street, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 1996) at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mrs. Simonds devoted most of her adult life to providing children with love and care in her home. She was born in Bellows Falls on Oct. 25, 1963, the daughter of Harold L. and Barbara (Seavey) O'Brien. Mrs. Simonds attended schools in North Walpole and was a 1982 graduate of Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon. She also attended Claremont Vocational School in Claremont. Survivors include her husband, whom she married on June 2, 1984, Gary Simonds of Bellows Falls; her mother of North Walpole; two halfbrothers, James E. O'Brien of North Walpole and David Barry of Sunapee; and aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Church in North Walpole with the Rev. Anthony DiRusso officiating. Burial will take place in St. Peter's Cemetery in Drewsville, N.H. Visiting hours are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday prior to the service, at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls. Memorial donations may be made to: American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., The Maltex Building, 431 Pine St., Burlington, Vt. 05401; or to: Visiting Nurses Association, 1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101.

David Grey, 77
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. David Sumner Grey, 77, of Arbor Hill Lane, died Saturday (Nov. 9, 1996) after an extended illness. Mr. Grey was a former Newfane, Vt., and Lexington, Mass., resident. Mr. Grey was a distinguished mathematician and optical engineer. He specialized in the design of the complex lens systems, which could not have been conceived of prior to the computer age. His career paralleled the development of the computer, and for 50 years, he led the world in lens design, doing his own programming. Among his many optical designs and systems were a novel series of ultraviolet microscope objectives and several aerocamera designs, including the invention of an automatic shutter. During World War II, he developed the trajectory equations and modus operandi for the homing missile, setting the stage for later work in this In 1942, he began work for Polaroid Corp. as senior physicist where he stayed until 1961, when he moved to Lincoln Laboratories, which had some of the most powerful computers in the world. His fellow specialists in optics honored him first in 1948 with the Adolph Lomb Medal of the Optical Society of America in recognition of achievement in optics prior to the age of 30. The society honored him again in 1986 with its Fraunhofer Award for significant contributions to optical engineerin . More than a dozen of his research articles were published by the Optical Society of America's Journal and other trade-related publications. Mr. Grey registered approximately 30 patents in the field of optics. He was a member of the All Souls Unitarian Church in Brattleboro. Mr. Grey enjoyed gardening, skiing and time shared with his family. He was born in Worcester, Mass., on Feb. 8, 1919, the son of the Rev. Robert and Edna (Lowe) Grey. Mr. Grey was raised in Woburn, Mass., and attended local schools, going on to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard Co11ege i n mathematics and physics in 1940. He then continued for a year of graduate work. On Jan. 1, 1942, he married Frances Jones in Portland, Maine. Survivors include his wife, Frances Grey; three sons, Peter M. Grey of Framingham, Mass., Sumner K. Grey of Springfield and Mark T. Grey of Rochester, N.Y.; one daughter, Wendy Grey of Hamden Conn.; one sister, Elizabet Paulsen of Laconia, N.H.; an six grandchildren. He was predeceased by on brother, Richard Grey. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the West Village Meeting House with the Rev. Carol Karlson officiating. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Brattleboro Area Hospice, P.O. Box 1053, Brattleboro, Vt. 05302, in Mr. Grey's name. The Atamaniuk Funeral Home of Brattleboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Elsie Belcher, 71
LEMPSTER -- Elsie A. Belcher, 71, of South Pitkin Road, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. Mrs. Belcher had been a Lempster resident since 1987 and had previously lived in South Windham, Conn. She was a longtime employee of American Thread Co. in Willimantic, Conn., retiring when the company closed its operations in Connecticut. Mrs. Belcher was active in the Owobetuck Grange No. 206, while she lived in Connecticut. She was born in Windham, Conn., on Aug. 29, 1925, the daughter of Prescott and Mary Ester (Manning) Chamberlain. Mrs. Belcher was a 1944 graduate of Windham High School. Survivors include one daughter, Gail A. Grieka of Canterbury, Conn.; two sons, Travis J. Belcher of Wilton, N.H., and Dennis E. Belcher of Windham, Conn.; three grandchildren; one brother, Lawrence Chamberlain of Chaplin, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Clifford G. Belcher on Dec. 29, 1990. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to: Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756. The Cournoyer Funeral Home at 33 River St. in Jaffrey is in charge of the arrangements.

George Croteau, 89
NEWBURY, N.H. -- George E. Croteau, 89, of Route 103, died Wednesday (Nov. 13, 1996) at his home following a long illness. Before residing in Newbury he had been a New London, N.H., resident for a time. In 1971 he moved to York, Maine, before returning to Newbury in 1991. Mr. Croteau, with his wife, owned and operated Croteau's Garage from 1954 to 1970 and operated school buses for Newbury pupils. They retired in 1971. Mr. Croteau served as Newbury fire chief from 1941 to 1965, and for many years he also served as deputy forest fire warden. He was born in Waltham, Mass., the son of Joseph E. and Bridget (Duddy) Croteau. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Florette (LaBarre) Croteau of Newbury; one son, John G. Croteau of Newbury; one daughter, Evelyn C. Davis of Warner; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, J. Bernard Croteau of Hooksett, N.H., Walter F. Croteau of Newbury, John T. Croteau of Interlachen, Fla., and William N. Croteau of Whitinsville, Mass.; two sisters, Alice Lynn of Newbury and Irene Olsen of Beverly, Mass.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother and one sister. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Lakeside Cemetery in Newbury with the Rev. Joseph Mahoney, pastor of St. Joachim Church of Sunapee, officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial contributions may be made to: Newbury Fire Department, P.O. Box 373, Newbury, N.H. 03255; or to the charity of one's choice. The Chadwick Funeral Service of New London is in charge of the arrangements.

Hazel Leach, 92
CLAREMONT -- Hazel D. Leach, 92, of Silver Maples Nursing Home, died Tuesday (Nov. 12, 1996) at Integrated Health Services in Claremont. She had been a Claremont resident for the past six years, previously residing in Skowhegan, Maine, for most of her life. Mrs. Leach was employed as a dental assistant for several years. She was register of deeds in Skowhegan for 15 years. For 20 years she owned and operated a hair-styling business. Mrs. Leach was also the manager of the Credit Bureau of Somerset County. Mrs. Leach was a member of the Notre Dame DeLordes Catholic Church in Skowhegan. She was born in Skowhegan on April 11, 1904, the daughter of John and Lucy (Berton) Dumont. Mrs. Leach attended schools in Skowhegan. Survivors include one son, Julian Leach of Georges Mills; three grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 28 years, Harold Leach, in 1993. There will be no services or visiting hours. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.

Herbert Ervin Kimball, 91
ROCHESTER, N.H. Herbert Ervin Kimball, 91, of Lincoln Street, died Tuesday (Nov. 12, 1996) at Frisbie Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Kimball had resided in Rochester for the past 25 years and previously resided in Durham, N.H., and Concord, N.H. He was a business manager for the University of New Hampshire while in Durham and previously worked for the former Rumford Press in Concord for many years. He was a member of Humane Lodge No. 21 of the F&AM of Rochester. Mr. Kimball served as past grand master of Blazing Star Lodge of Concord and was past grand master of Masonry for the state of New Hampshire and a 33rd degree Mason. He was born in Berwick, Maine, the son of Ervin and Ella (Tufts) Kimball. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Natalie (Moran) Kimball of Rochester; two daughters, Mrs. David H. (Sandra) Walker of Chester and Mrs. Donald S. (Linda) Hall of Warner, N.H.; one son, Frank H. Kimball of Rochester; six grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; one brother, Robert L. Kimball of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Rochester with the Rev. David Pearson officiating. Burial will be private in the Rochester Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Masonic Home, 813 Beech St., Manchester, N.H. 03102. Arrangements are under the direction of R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home in Rochester.

Jeannette Brown, 83
MILFORD, N.H. -- Jeannette Brown, 83, died Friday (Nov. 8, 1996) at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, N.H., following a brief illness. She had been an Antrim, N.H., resident for many years. Mrs. Brown worked for the extension service in Augusta, Maine, taught home economics in Wilton, N.H., and retired from Kenmore Stamp Co., in 1970. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Milford. Mrs. Brown was a past member of the Puritan Charity Chapter No. 29 Order of Eastern Star. She was born in Waltham, Mass., the daughter of William and Jane (Summerson) Sinton. Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Lexington (Mass.) High School and received her bachelor's degree in 1937 from Simmons College in Boston, Mass. Survivors include one son, Theodore L. Brown of Antrim; three daughters, Janet E. Brown of Amherst, N.H., Eleanor Stoddard of Boston and Moultonborough, N.H., and Susan B. Mazzacchi of South Glastonbury, Conn.; three sisters, Mary Colton of Concord, N.H., Edith Mulliner of Alstead and Edna Curtis of Oceanside, Calif.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral was be held at 10 a.m. today at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ in Milford. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Milford. Visiting hours were held Monday at the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Memorial contributions may be made to: Memorial Fund First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 188, Milford, N.H. 03055, in her name.

Joel Martin, 33
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- Joel Edward Martin, 33, died Monday (Nov. 11, 1996). Mr. Martin worked for Arbor Hill Properties in maintenance. He was born in Bellows Falls on Dec. 5, 1962, the son of Roland and Melanie (Sargent) Martin. Mr. Martin attended schools in Bellows Falls and Boston, Mass. He was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School. Mr. Martin was previously married to Elizabeth Lavalley. They divorced. Survivors include his mother, Melanie Carson of Brattleboro; his father, Roland Martin of Hinsdale, N.H.; one daughter, Arnanda Martin; one son, Peter Martin; a grandmother, Eda Hanson of North Charleston; four brothers, Daniel Martin of Chester, Maxwell Martin of Antrim, N.H., Samuel Martin and John Carson, both of Brattleboro; two sisters, Camille Martin of Staten Island, N.Y., and Eva Carson of Brattleboro; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Peter Martin in 1991. A funeral service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ker-Westerlund and Fleming Funeral Home at 39 High St. in Bratttleboro, with the Rev. David Martin, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, prior to the service.

Kenneth Howe, 81
SPRINGFIELD -- Kenneth Z. Howe, 81, of Commonwealth Avenue, died Tuesday (Nov. 11, 1996) at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Howe was employed by the Jones & Lamson Machine Tool Co. for 43 years, retiring in 1980 as a manufacturing supervisor. He was a past director of the Jones & Lamson Benefit Association and past director of the Jones & Lamson Federal Credit Union. Mr. Howe was a past member of the Springfield Chamber of Commerce. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Springfield for many years. Mr. Howe was a charter member of the Crown Point Country Club. He was born in Weathersfield on April 29, 1915, the son of Edward and Hazel (LaCross) Howe. Mr. Howe attended schools in North Stratford, N.H., and Claremont and Springfield, and was a 1934 graduate of Springfield High School. On Oct. 26, 1942, he married Lisetta Dostilio in Keene, N.H. Survivors include his wife, Lisetta Howe of Springfield; one daughter, Pamela L. Annotto of Milford, Conn.; one son, Douglas B. Howe of Springfield; four grandsons; one brother, Arnold Howe of Taftsville, Vt.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Warren Howe of Eustis, Fla. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Joseph Lagor officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield with Catholic prayers recited at 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to: Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Vermont, 366 River St., Springfield, Vt. 05156.

Margaret Baldasaro, 87
BELLOWS FALLS Margaret C. Baldasaro, 87, died Sunday (Nov. 10, 1996) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. She was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Baldasaro, with her husband, owned and operated the Mount Kilburn Restaurant and Sports Shop in North Walpole for many years. She later worked for Walpole Wire in North Walpole for 10 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of Saint Peters Church in North Walpole. Mrs. Baldasaro was an active member of the Senior Citizens of Bellows Falls for many years. She was born in Rockingham on Aug. 1, 1909, the daughter of Bertie James and Alice May (Pollard) Stoodley. Mrs. Baldasaro attended school in Bellows Falls and was a graduate of Bellows Falls High School. On June 26, 1939, she married Ernest Baldasaro in Bellows Falls. He died in 1977. Survivors include one son, Joseph Baldasaro of Walpole; one daughter, Julia Newland of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; one brother, George Stoodley of Bellows Falls; one sister, Ada Smith of Claremont; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother, Frank Stoodley. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Saint Peters Church in North Walpole with the Rev. Anthony DiRusso officiating. Burial will take place in Saint Peters Cemetery in Drewsville, N.H. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls. Memorial contributions may be made to: Walpole Ambulance and Rescue, Walpole, N.H. 03608.

Marion Bean, 79
SPRINGFIELD -- Marion E. Bean, 79, formerly of Springfield, died Tuesday (Nov. 12, 1996) at her home in Scotia, N.Y. Miss Bean was a longtime resident of Springfield until she recently made her home in Scotia. She was born in Springfield on Nov. 20, 1916, the daughter of Clarence and Genevieve (Londo) Bean. Miss Bean attended Springfield schools. There are no known survivors. She was predeceased by one sister, Alice G. Bean in June 1996; and one brother, Lawrence Bean. A graveside service was to be held at noon today in the Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph Lagor of St. Mary's Church officiating. There were no visiting hours. Arrangements are being handled by the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

Madeline Greenwood, 90
CLAREMONT -- Madeline W. Greenwood, 90, formerly of 8 Charles St., died Sunday (Nov. 10, 1996) at the Silver Maples Home following a brief illness. She had been a Claremont resident for most of her life. Mrs. Greenwood was a registered nurse and for many years was an antiques dealer. She was born in Granville, Vt., on Aug. 16, 1906, the daughter of Fred and Delia (Peacor) Jacobs. Mrs. Greenwood was a graduate of the Morrison Hospital School of Nursing in Whitfield, N.H. Survivors include two sons, Dona J. Greewwood Jr., of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., and Donald R. Greenwood of Contoocook, N.H.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Arnold Jacobs of Claremont; one sister, Maxine Brummer of Portland, Ore.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Dona J. Greenwood Sr., in 1977. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont with the Rev. Mary F. Scales, pastor of the Congregational Church, officiating. Interment will be in the North Newport Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to: Connecticut Valley Home Care-Hospice, 958 John Stark Highway, Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to: American Cancer Society in care of Eileen Eroszonak, Volunteer Memorial Chairperson, 8 Marcotte Ave., Claremont, N.H. 03743.

Mary Harley, 97
UNITY -- Mary C. Harley, 97, died Wednesday (Nov. 13, 1996) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity where she had been a patient since 1985. Mrs. Harley was raised in Randolph Vt., and Northfield, Vt., and was a Claremont resident from 1949 until 1961, when she moved to Hartford, Conn., where she resided for 24 years before moving to Unity. Mrs. Harley loved children and raised her brother Louis' youngest daughter from the age of 9 months through graduation and helped to raise her sister, Anna's, two children. She was born in Mooers Forks, N.Y., on Nov. 26, 1898, the daughter of Joseph and Exildau (Gadway) Brassard. Savors include one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Shirley) Clarke of Claremont; three grandchildren; one brother, Clarence Brassard of Northfield, Vt.; one sister, Gladys Owens of Wassaic, N.Y.; and several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Levi B. Harley in 1976; three brothers, Fred Brassard, Edward Brassard and Louis Brassard; and two sisters, Minnie Brassard and Anna Sibly. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St., in Claremont with the Rev. Gilmond Boucher officiating. Interment will be at a later date in St. Mary Cemetery in East Hartford, Conn. Visiting hours are from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday prior to the funeral at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlinton Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814; or to: Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Inc., Greater New Hampshire Chapter, 5 Market Lane 1st Floor, Concord, N.H. 03301.

Marjory Rice, 96
CLAREMONT -- Marjory Rice, 96, of Sturbridge Road in Brimfield, Mass., died Thursday (Nov. 14, 1996) at the Providence House Nursing Home in Southbridge following a long illness. Miss Rice had resided in Claremont for 15 years; Barrington, Mass. for a few years; wintered in St. Petersburg, Fla., for several years; and was a Brimfield resident for the past two years. Miss Rice had owned and operated a beauty salon in White River Junction, Vt., for 15 years, had been a hairdresser in Barrington for a few years. Later she worked for Mary-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, Claremont General Hospital and McKerley Nursing Home of Claremont as an LPN until retirement in 1965. She was born in Springfield, Vt., on Feb. 5, 1900, the daughter of Perley and Estella Rice. Miss Rice, at the age of 48, went back to school and graduated as a licensed practical nurse from Hartford School of Nursing. Survivors include one nephew with whom she lived, Wilson Eisenhauer Jr., of Brimfield; five nieces, Vera Lovejoy and Etta Pinkham, both of Claremont, Mona Stickey of Laconia, N.H., Shirley Hargreaves of Deland, Fla., and Gail Gaceau of Woodstock, Vt.; also several grand nieces and nephews. Private services were to be held today in the BelangerBullard Home in Southbridge. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont with the Rev. R. Sassius L. Webb, rector of the Union Episcopal Church of West Claremont, officiating. Interment will follow in the West Claremont Burial Grounds, Union Cemetery.

Milton Partington, 75
WAITS RIVER, Vt. -- Milton Partington, 75, died Sunday (Nov. 10, 1996) at the Veterans Affairs hospital in White River Junction, Vt. Mr. Partington had worked for Twin City Equipment of Barre, Vt., as a mechanic. On Nov. 5, 1942, Mr. Partington entered the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed in England, flying B-17s over Germany during World War II. He was a prisoner of war in Germany for 22 months and later was awarded a Purple Heart, the Air Medal and a Prisoner of War medal. He was discharged in the fall of 1943. Mr. Partington was a member of VFW Post No. 5125 of Groton, the American Legion Post No. 20 of Bradford and the American Ex-Prisoners of War. He was also a member of the Riverside Grange and the Vermont and National Grange organizations. Mr. Partington was a member of the National Rifle Association. He was born in Hartford, Conn., on June 8, 1921, the son of Robert Tyler and Amah Olive (Cunningham) Partington. Mr. Partington received his education in Westfield, Mass., and Waits River, and he was a 1940 graduate of Bradford Academy.
On Feb. 9, 1946, he married Barbara Colby in Barre. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Partington of Waits River; four sons, Robert Partington and David Partington, both of Waits River, Richard Partington of Groton and Stuart Partington of North Eaton, Mass.; one daughter, Sharon Proctor of Wells River, Vt.; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marjorie Soucy of Newport and Priscilla Sargent of Georges Mills; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Waits River Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Hale Funeral Home, Upper Plain, Bradford, Vt. Memorial donations may be made to: Tri-Village Fire Department in care of Roland Peixotto, West Topsham, Vt. 05086.

Philip Caron, 75
INDIANAPOLIS -- Philip H. Caron, 75, died Monday (Nov. 11, 1996) at Community East Hospital in Indianapolis. Mr. Caron was a supervisor with Western Electric for 30 years retiring in 1980. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was a 1st lieutenant from 1941 to 1945. As bombadiernavigator he received an Air Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of AmeriMr. Caron was a communicant of St. Pius X Catholic Church. He was born the son of Alfred J. and Rosilda (Tessier) Caron. Survivors include his wife, Arlene A. (Lieland) Caron of Indianapolis; one son, Jay P. Caron; three daughters, Vicki A. Williams, Phyllis A. Stofa and Toby I. Gearries; seven grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Arthur Caron of Springfield and Edward Caron of Florida; three sisters, Marguerite Damon, Rosilda Cady and Lillian Bailey, all of Springfield. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Pius X Catholic Church. Entombment will follow in the Oaklawn Memory Garden. Calling hours are from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the FeeneyHornak Keystone Mortuary in Indianapolis. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society in his name.

Randy Rolfe, 86
SPRINGFIELD -- Randy N. Rolfe, 36, of Litchfield Street, died Monday (Nov. 11, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon due to postoperative complications involving open heart surgery. He had been a Springfield resident for most of his life. Mr. Rolfe was employed for many years at Go-Go Gas in the Springfield Plaza. He also worked at the Riverside Restaurant and most recently at Comtu Electronics on Main Street. Mr. Rolfe was an avid photographer and video techniHe was born in Springfield on Feb. 9, 1960, the son of Norman and Marlene (Hildreth) Rolfe. Mr. Rolfe attended schools in Springfield and Illinois. Survivors include his parents, both of Springfield; his maternal grandparents, Sidney and Evelyn Hildreth of Springfield; two sisters, Cheryl A, Ingalls if Springfield and Kelly M. Rolfe of White River Junction, Vt.; two nieces; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield with the Rev. Alfred A. Smith, pastor of the Kings Fellowship in Weathersfield, officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, Vermont AAliiate, 217 Church St., Burlington, Vt. 05401; or to: Vermont Association for the Blind, 37 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401.

Robert Burke, 60
SPRINGFIELD -- Robert C. Burke, 60, of Massey Road, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 1996) at Springfield Hospital following a long illness. Mr. Burke was a Springfield native and lifelong resident. He was employed at Oscarson's Automotive Supply for many years and worked for Central Auto Parts in Bellows Falls for several years. Mr. Burke was a member of the 131st Engineering Division of the Army National Guard in North Springfield for more than 33 years. He was born in Springfield on Nov. 14, 1935, the son of Sidney and Beatrice (Putnam) Burke. Mr. Burke attended Springfield schools and was a 1954 graduate of Springfield High School. Survivors include two daughters, Michelle C. Burke of Springfield and Elissa C. Burke of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Burke of Barre, Vt., Blanche Lorinovich, Pat Nelson and Colleen Fisk, all of Springfield; two brothers, Lyle Burke of Charlotte, N.C., and Wayne Burke of Springfield; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers, Richard Burke, Warren Burke, Edward Burke and Norman Burke. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield with the Rev. Thomas W. Hiltsley, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will take place in Oakland Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Davis Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to: Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403.

William Kangas, 88
SOUTH READING -- William A. Kangas, 88, died Wednesday (Nov. 13, 1996) at the Skilled Nursing Facility at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He had lived in South Reading for most of his life. Mr. Kangas was a farmer in South Reading for many years and later worked at the Springfield Foundry until retiring in 1968. He was an avid gardner and was well known for his many beautiful flowers that people stopped to admire and photograph. His home has appeared on Vermont calendars and post cards. Mr. Kangas enjoyed entertaining people and playing his harmonica. He was born in Fitchburg, Mass., on Nov. 30, 1907, the son of Nestor and Hilmer (Zercmiantr) Kangas. Mr. Kangas attended schools in South Reading. Survivors include nieces and nephews, including Ronald and Esther Griffith of South Reading, and Jonathan "Buster" and Jennie Kangas of Springfield. He was predeceased by two brothers, John Kangas in 1965 and Ernest Kangas in 1988. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, R.R. 1, Box 67, Windsor, Vt. 05089. The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is in charge of the arrangements.

Alice Reimers, 88
KEENE, N.H. -- Alice E. Reimers, 83, of Worcester Street, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 1996) at the Genesis ElderCare Center in Keene. Mrs. Reimers grew up in New York City and lived in Connecticut before moving to Alstead in 1982. She moved to Keene six years ago. She and her husband operated a motel in Bristol, Vt., from 1975 to 1982. Mrs. Reimers was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in the Bronx, N.Y. She was born in New York, N.Y., on Jan. 18, 1913, the daughter of Frederick W. and Alice J. (Carter) Leuck. Survivors include one daughter, Lynn Reimers of Keene; one brother, Arthur Leuck of City Island, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Harry Reimers. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St., in Keene with the Rev. Keith Enko, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the West Cemetery in East Alstead. Visiting hours are from noon to 1 p.m. Friday prior to the

Arthur Godfrey Jr., 72
WEST FAIRLEE, Vt. Arthur Farnsworth Godfrey Jr., 72, known by friends and family as "Joe," died Thursday (Nov. 14, 1996) in his home. He was a West Fairlee native and lifelong area resident. Mr. Godfrey worked in the Fairlee area for most of his life as a farm hand and automotive mechanic. He retired from Coffin's Garage in 1968. He was born on March 26, 1924, in his family's farm where he still had lived, the eldest son of Arthur F. and Florence (Webster) Godfrey. Mr. Godfrey had a traditional Vermont upbringing, learning to cut wood, handle horse teams, maple sugaring, fishing, hunting, and and stayed an avid sportsman all his life. On April 6, 1945, he married Clara Walden of Warren, Vt., in North Creek, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Clara Godfrey of West Fairlee; six daughters, Jennie L. Shumway of Sharon, Vt., Shirley A. Godfrey of Fairlee, Florence Keating of Colchester, Vt., Ramona Long of Waterbury Center, Vt., Judy A. Smith of Hinsdale, N.H., and Karen Benoit of Claremont; three sons, Carl R. Godfrey of Sharon, Frank E. Godfrey of Fairlee and Fred A. Godfrey of Montpelier, Vt.; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Edward Godfrey of Fairlee; three sisters, Nellie Freeman of Vergennes, Vt., Eleanor Tatro of Thetford, Vt., and Betty Godfrey of Bristol, Vt.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Evelyn; one brother, Kenneth;and one son, Arthur Godfrey III. Funeral services were at 1 p.m. today at the Congregational Church in Post Mills. Calling hours were from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. The Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt., is in charge of the arrangements.

Beverly Tucker, 54
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Word has been received that Beverly P. Tucker, 54, died of cancer on Nov. 7, 1996, in Orlando. Mrs. Tucker had been a lifelong resident of Ludlow until moving to be near family after she suffered a severe head ini jury. She was born in Hanover, N.H. Survivors include one daughter, Joan T. Toomey of Orlando; one son, Scott B. Tucker of Ludlow; and two grandchildren. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Bridgewater, Vt. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: Ludlow Rescue Squad.

Blanche Rogers, 92
CLAREMONT -- Blanche O. Rogers, 92, of Sullivan Street, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 1996) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a short illness. She was a lifelong Claremont resident and native. Mrs. Rogers was a member of the Woodbury Rebekah Lodge No. 61. She was the Past Noble Grand Association of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mrs. Rogers was also a member of the Claremont Grange. She was born in Claremont on Sept. 4, 1904, the daughter of Richard A. and Clara E. (Cleveland) Olney. Survivors include two grandchildren, Susan Lewis of Londonderry, N.H., and Bruce K. Rogers of Claremont; three great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Parker T. Rogers on March 31, 1958; and one son, Arthur M. Rogers in 1983. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St., with the Rev. David Thompson, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. View Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the funeral.

Burke correction
SPRINGFIELD -- Robert C. Burke, 60, of Massey Road, died Thursday (Nov. 14, 1996) at Springfield Hospital after a long illness. He was born in Springfield on Nov. 15, 1935, the son of Sidney and Beatrice (Putnam) Burke.

Charlie Parker Sr., 83
HARTLAND -- Charlie A. Parker Sr., 83, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 1996) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor after a long illness. He was an area resident all his life. Mr. Parker began farming in Felchville, Vt., with his father, and later at the Upway Farm in South Woodstock, Vt., the Perry Farm in Hartland Four Corners, and the Sunset Farm in Woodstock. He later worked for Hume Pipe Co. in Windsor and after several years with Vermont Log in Hartland, retired in 1978. Mr. Parker greatly enjoyed dancing. He was born in Reading on April 25, 1913, the son of Alva and Lena (Grout) Parker. Mr. Parker attended schools in Saxtons River and was a graduate of Stevens High School in Claremont. In 1936, he married Ethyl Frye in Woodstock. They later divorced. On June 15, 1991, he married Eva Martin in Bridgewater, Vt. Survivors include his wife, Eva Parker of Charlestown; one son, Charlie A. Parker Jr. of Astor, Fla.; three sisters, Grace Fitch of Oregon, Clara Dimick and Doris Shambo, both of Windsor; two grand- children; one great-grandson; four nieces and six nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will be at a later date in the Brownsville Cemetery in West Windsor.

Clifford Jones, 86
SPRINGFIELD -- Clifford Stillman "Bing" Jones, 86, of Mountain View Apartment, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 1996) at Springfield Hosiptal following a brief illness. Mr. Jones was a Springfield resident for most of his life. He was a supervisor in the engineering department of Fellows Corp. for 35 years before retirement. Mr. Jones was active in the Springfield Senior Center and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program for 19 years. He was involved in the Council on Aging and was a longtime member of the Springfield Housing Authority. Mr. Jones was a former member of the Odd Fellows. He was born in Charlestown on Sept. 17, 1910, the son of George and Amanda (Robertson) Jones. Mr. Jones attended schools in Charlestown and was a 1928 graduate of Charlestown High School. On March 12, 1955, he married Dorothy A. Burroughs. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy A. Jones of Springfield; one daughter, Carol Dascomb of Norwich; one sister, Georgine Silva of Warwick, R.I.; one step-son, Lawrence W. Brown of Apopke, Fla.; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two cousins; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield with the Rev. Peter V. Marsden, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. There are no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Springfield Senior Center, 139 Main St., Springfield, Vt. 05156.

Dorothy Leonis, 84
CLAREMONT -- Dorothy M. Leonis, 84, formerly of Heritage Drive and 54 East St., died Monday (Nov. 18, 1996) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity following a long illness. She had resided in Brockton, Mass., for 35 years and had been a Claremont resident since 1974. Mrs. Leonis retired in 1966 from the Stetson Shoe Co. in Weymouth, Mass., where she worked as a sample stitcher for four years and previously worked at John Foots Shoe Co. in Brockton for 15 years. She was born in Averill, Vt., on Sept. 1, 1912, the daughter of Peter and Caroline (Joyce) Henry. Survivors include three sisters, Hazel Roy of Claremont, Eloise Haines of Markham, Ontario, Canada, and Florence Crowe of Lindsey, Ontario, Canada; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister, Mrs. C. John (Pearl) Young, and one brother, Eli Henry. A graveside committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Calvary Cemetery in Brockton. The Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward Godlewski, 74
RUTLAND, Vt. -- Edward V. Godlewski, 74, died Thursday (Nov. 21, 1996) in Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was a Rutland area resident for most of his life. Mr. Godlewski was employee with Central Vermont Public Service Corp. for 37 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1st Marine Division and the 3rd Marine Raider Battalion under Merritt A. Edson. He was a member of the Rutland Marine Corps League. Mr. Godlewski was a member of the Rutland American Legion Post No. 31. Mr. Godlewski enjoyed the Cast Offs 8's Square Dance Club. He was born in West Rutland, Vt., on April 3, 1922, the son of Stanley and Mary S. (Guardyak) Godlewski. Survivors include his wife, Emma "Grace" Godlewski of Simpsonville, S.C.; two daughters, Kathleen Godlewski of Essex Junction, Vt., and Martha E. Hinchman of Milton, Vt.; three sisters, Gladys Rogers of Ludlow, Genevieve Prenevost of West Rutland and Mary Rattee of Randolph, Vt.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. Memorial contributions may be made to: Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, Vt. 05701.

Fred Tarbell, 79
BALTIMORE -- Fred Barker Tarbell, 79, died Saturday (Nov. 16, 1996) at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., following a brief illness. Mr. Tarbell had been a Weathersfield resident for many years and had resided in Baltimore since 1970. He had been employed with Bryant Grinder Co., as an electrician for over 43 years before retiring in 1979. Mr. Tarbell was a member of the St. John's Masonic Lodge No. 41. He was born in North Springfield on Feb. 5, 1917, the son of Charles and Ethel (Hart) Tarbell. Mr. Tarbell attended schools in North Springfield. On Oct. 24, 1970, he married Wyllian E. (Trombley) (Elms) Tarbell. She died Sept. 28, 1989. Survivors include one daughter, Linda Graham of Baltimore; two stepsons, George Elms of Tempe, Ariz., and Walter Elms of Springfield; three stepdaughters, Miriam Austin of Lebanon, N.H., Wyllian Jarvis of Chester and Patricia Danahey of Westfield, Mass.; two brothers, Richard Tarbell and Edwin Tarbell, both of Springfield; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield with the Rev. Peter V. Marsden, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Tarbell Scholarship Fund for Baltimore Children, Route 4, Box 364, Baltimore, Vt. 05143, in care of Judy Thomas.

Harold Edson, 84
SPRINGFIELD -- Harold T. "Whitey" Edson, 84, formerly of Reservoir Road, died Monday (Nov. 18, 1996) at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. Mr. Edson was a lifelong area resident. He retired in 1973 from Jones & Lamson Machine Tool Co. as an engineer after 40 years of service. Mr. Edson was an avid archery enthusiast, served as president of the Skitchewaug Bowman and was a longtime member of the National Archery Association. He was born in Chester on Nov. 22, 1911, the son of Myrton and Mabel (Thornton) Edson. Mr. Edson attended schools in Chester and was a Rutland (Vt.) High School graduate. On May 24, 1935, he married Violet Spaulding in Rutland. Survivors include his wife, Violet Edson of Springfield; two daughters, Joannie E. Woodward of Bozrah, Conn., and Elaine M. Strunk of Essex Junction, Vt.; two sons, Erik S. Edson of Melbourne, Fla., and Keith A. Edson of Georgia, Vt.; one brother, Myrton Edson of Leominster, Mass.; one halfsister, Verona Ellis of Rutland; 13 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St., with the Rev. Leland G. King, pastor of the Springfield Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield. Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to: Activities Fund at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center, 105 Chester Road, Springfield, Vt. 05156.

Hazel Rhicard, 98
CHESTER -- Hazel F. Rhicard, 98, died Monday (Nov. 18, 1996) at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. She worked at Holstein- Fresian Association of America in Brattleboro for more than 50 years. Mrs. Rhicard was a parishioner of the First Congregational Church in West Brattleboro for many years. She was a member of the Dennis Rebecca Lodge No. 1 in Brattleboro as R.S.V.P. since 1916. Mrs. Rhicard enjoyed singing, reading, skating, hiking and needlepoint work. She was born in Wilmington, Vt., on Jan. 9, 1898, the daughter of Bernard and Florence (Sargent) Switzer. Mrs. Rhicard attended schools in Brattleboro. Survivors include one daughter, Betty Mitchell of Chester; one brother, Roy Switzer of Brattleboro; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one son, Clinton, in 1981. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the West Brattleboro Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Roth officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to: Gill Odd Fellows Home, Ludlow, Vt. 05149; or to: First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 2389, Brattleboro, Vt. 05303. Arrangements are being handled by the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home in Ludlow.

Karinne Brown, 49
LUDLOW -- Karinne A. Brown, 49, died Wednesday (Nov. 20, 1996) at Springfield Hospital. Ms. Brown had been a Ludlow resident since 1969. She worked for General Electric in Rutland and Readex in Chester and then for Grobet File Co. of America in Charlestown for 18 years. Ms. Brown was a former member of the Cavendish Baptist Church. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post No. 10155 in Ludlow for many years. Ms. Brown enjoyed her cats and camping. She was born in Springfield on Aug. 24, 1947, the daughter of Edward and Elsie (Brunelle) Taylor. Ms. Brown was a 1965 graduate of Chester High School. Survivors include her companion, William Terry of Ludlow; three brothers, Edward P. Taylor of Proctorsville, Charles C. Taylor of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and Frederick J. Taylor of Perkinsville; one sister, Nancy L. Crawford of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home in Ludlow with the Rev. Richard Cederholm officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Hillcrest Cemetery in Proctorsville. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to: Springfield Humane Society, P.O. Box 398, Springfield, Vt. 05156.

Rachel Brown, 65
ENFIELD CENTER, N.H. Rachel "Betty" Mae Brown, 65, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 1996) at home. She was a lifelong Enfield Center resident. Mrs. Brown was employed as a private caregiver for families in their homes. Her life was devoted to her family. She was born in Enfield Center on June 13, 1931, the daughter of Clinton and Elizabeth (Wescot) Chase Sr. Mrs. Brown attended schools in Enfield Center and was a graduate of Enfield High School. Survivors include one son, Charles Brown Jr., of Enfield Center; five daughters, Betty Sholes of Potter Place, N.H., Linda Harper and Judy Bean, both of Enfield Center, Susan Bishop of Wilmot, N.H., and Gail Bourassa of Croydon; 14 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; three brothers, David Chase of Lebanon, N.H., Clinton Chase Jr., of Enfield Center and Richard Chase of Enfield; one sister, Shirley Peterson of Enfield Center; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Brown Sr., in 1984, and one sister, Dorothy Chase. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon with the Rev. Dale Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeview Cemetery in Enfield. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in her name to: Visiting Nurses Alliance of VermontNew Hampshire, 20 Court St., White River Junction, Vt. 05001.

Raymond Eastman, 72
SPRINGFIELD -- Raymond A. Eastman, 72, of Town Farm Road, died Monday (Nov. 18, 1996) at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, Vt., after a long illness. Mr. Eastman had lived in the Springfield area for most of his life and in Springfield for the past seven years. For many years he lived in Vergennes, Vt., where he worked for Simmonds Precision as a machinist and previously worked for Bryant Grinder Corp. for several years. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Robert L. Johnson Post No. 771 VFW of Springfield. Mr. Eastman was a former member of the Springfield Moose Lodge No. 679. He was born in Hanover, N.H., on May 22, 1924, the son of Chester and Ruth (Hoisington) Eastman. Mr. Eastman attended Springfield schools. On June 3, 1978, he married Dorothy Benware in Springfield. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Eastman of Springfield; two sons, Richard Eastman of Hartland and William Eastman of Springfield; one daughter, Sherry Ravelin of Chester; two stepchildren, Patrick Tyrrell of Connecticut and Alicia Tyrrell of Springfield; five sisters, Gloria Foster of Stewartstown, N.H., Joyce Beebe of Springfield, Doris Chandler of California, Janice Rash of Westmore, Vt., and Evelyn Benware of Chester; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two stepchildren, Bobbi Tyrrell and Shawn Tyrrell; and by four step-grandchildren, Michael, Jennifer, Andrew and Damien Tyrrell. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St., in Springfield, with the Rev. Thomas W. Hiltsley, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery with full military honors. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer's Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601.

Susan Litchfield, 21
FAIR HAVEN, Vt. -- Susan A. Litchfield, 21, died Monday (Nov. 18, 1996) as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident. She was a first-year student in the Castleton (Vt.) State College Nursing Program. Miss Litchfield was a member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. She was born in Springfield on July 17, 1975, the daughter of Rodney W. and Eva (Briggs) Litchfield. Miss Litchfield was a 1993 graduate of Fair Haven Union High School, where she was active in sports. Survivors include her mother of Fair Haven; her father and stepmother, Corrina Litchfield of Castleton; one sister, Tawnya Litchfield of Fair Haven; one stepbrother, Stephen Taylor of Castleton; maternal grandparents, Herman and Muriel Briggs of Chester; her paternal grandmother, Barbara Litchfield of Springfield; and her fiance, Tracy Tupper. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Congregational Church with the Rev. Marshall Hudson-Knapp, pastor, officiating. Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Durfee Funeral Home, 119 North Main St., in Fair Haven. Memoral contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Rutland County Unit, in care of the funeral home in Fair Haven, Vt. 05743.

Vera Stillwell, 70
PROCTORSVILLE -- Vera A. Stillwell, 70, died Sunday (Nov. 17, 1996) at Springfield Hospital in Springfield. Mrs. Stillwell was a native and lifelong resident of Proctorsville. She was an active volunteer in any program that involved children including the Proctorsville School System and Playgroup of Proctorsville. She was the Proctorsville School's 1994 recipient of the Golden Apple Award. Mrs. Stillwell was also an active member of the Proctorsville Drum Corps. She was a member of the Wallace McNulty Hoyle Post No. 4 American Legion Auxiliary in Proctorsville for many years. Mrs. Stillwell enjoyed flowers and spending time with her grandchildren. She was born in Proctorsville on March 13, 1926, the daughter of Edward and Hazel (Norton) Sherer. Mrs. Stillwell was a 1943 graduate of Chester High School. On July 20, 1950, she married Lloyd Stillwell in North Springfield. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Stillwell of Proctorsville; three sons, Michael Sherer of Ludlow, Gary Sherer of Guilford, Vt., and James Sherer of Proctorsville; one daughter, Mary Springer of South Reading; one brother, Hollis Sherer of Ludlow; three sisters, Margaret Bixby of Proctorsville, Charlotte Perry of North Springfield and Elva Gallant of South Lyndboro, N.H.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and She was predeceased by one brother, Edwin Sherer; and one sister, Gertrude Sherer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gethsemane Church in Proctorsville with the Rev. Betty Burlenbach officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Pleasant View Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the AdamsGendron Funeral Home, 12 Meadow St., in Ludlow.

William Callahan, 86
MANCHESTER, N.H. William M. Callahan, 86, died Friday (Nov. 22, 1996) in a Manchester health care facility. He was raised in Gallitzin, Pa., and later resided in Akron, Ohio for many years. He had been a Manchester resident for the past 15 years. Mr. Callahan had worked at McNeil-Akron Corp. He was born in Onalinda, Pa., the son of William and Matilda (Bertram) Callahan. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Patty (Haynes) Callahan of Manchester; one son, Thomas W. Callahan of Sunapee; one daughter, Susan M. Erkkila of Manchester; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Callahan. A memorial Mass will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Monday in St. Catherine Church. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: St. Catherine Church, 267 Webster St., Manchester, N.H. 03104. The Cate & Johnson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Henri Cote, 71
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. Henri Cote, 71, of Allen Drive, died Friday (Nov. 22, 1996) in the Veterans Medical Center in Tampa, Fla. Mr. Cote was a native and lifetime resident of Manchester, N.H., prior to moving to Florida 13 years ago. He was the former owner and operator of Cote Automotive Repair on Upton Street in Manchester. He worked in the pro shop of the former Charmingfare Golf Course in Candia, N.H. He had also been a ranger. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy and was wounded aboard the USS Massachusetts. Mr. Cote was a member of the Masons. He belonged to the American Legion Sweeney Post in ; Manchester and the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Cote was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was born in Manchester the son of Edouard and Albina (Coutu) Cote. Survivors include hi wife of 46 years, Georgette (Vezina) Cote of Brooksville; three sons, David Cote of Lousiville, Ky., the Rev. Gary Cote of Barrington, R.I., and the Rev. Bruce Cote of Meriden, Conn.; two daughters, Sharon Lusier of Springfield and Sandra Carignan of Merrimack, N.J.; 14 grandchildren; one greatgranddaughter; his father, Edouard Cote of Goffstown, N.H.; four brothers, Robert Cote of Bedford, N.H., Marcel Cote of Springhill, Fla., Leon Cote of Manchester and Edouard Cote Jr., of Jefferson, N.H.; four sisters, Orise Pstragowski and Theresa St. Pierre, both of Manchester, Bertha Ladieu of Brooksville -and Frances Yahmure of Hot Springs, Ark.; nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Marie Church in Manchester. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester. Visiting hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium, 243 Hanover St., corner of Union Street in Manchester.

William Horne 3rd, 65
KEENE, N.H. -- William D. Horne 3rd, 65, of Court Street, died Tuesday at Cheshire Medical Cneter in Keene. He had been a Westport, Conn., resident prior to 1972, when he moved to Keene. Mr. Horne had worked for Perkin Elmer in Wilton, Conn. When he moved to Keene he purchased the Sydney Gage Furniture Co. in Bellows Falls, and from 1985 until 1993, he and his wife owned and operated a bed and breakfast on Court Street in Keene. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army Security Agency. Mr. Horne was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Keene. He was born in Lock Haven, Pa., on July 12, 1931, the son of James Q. and Marion (Haenlein) Horne. Mr. Horne attended Nichols College and was a graduate of the University of Virginia. Survivors include his wife, LaVerne D. (Dietlin) Horne of Keene; three sons, Craig C. Horne of Walpole, Eric J. Horne of Marlborough, N.H. and Jeffrey T. Horne of New York City, N.Y.; three daughters, Lynda H. Kamal of Chesterfield, N.H., Susan J. Horne of West Springfield, Mass., and Leslie M. Horne of Ludlow, Mass.; one brother, James Q. Horne Jr., of Princeton, N.J.; one sister, Marion M. Horne of Philadelphia, Pa.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one son, William D. Horne 4th; and two sisters, Katherine H. Horne and Elizabeth H. Strothers. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Trinity Lutheran Church at 28 Arch St., with the Rev. Keith Enko, pastor, officiating. Burial will be private. There will be no visiting hours. The Foley Funeral Home of Keene is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in his name to: Monadnock Humane Society, P.O. Box 501, Keene, N.H. 03431.


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