Daniel Braman, 97
LEBANON, N.H. -- Daniel G. Braman, 97, died Tuesday (Jan. 14, 1997)
at the Genesis Extended Care Center. He had been a Dorchester, Mass., resident
for most of his life and moved to the Parker House in Rochester, Vt., where
he had resided for the past 3% years. Mr. Braman had worked for the H.P.
Hood Co. and Walter Baker Chocolate Co. and the Boston Naval Shipyard before
retiring in 1965. Mr. Braman served in the Army from 1917 to 1919 and in
the Marine Corps from 1919 to 1921. He was born in Westhampton, Mass.,
on Sept. 23, 1899, the son of Daniel and Lula (Dayton) Braman. Survivors
include two sons, Daniel E. Braman of Falmouth, Mass and Herbert F Braman
of Grantham; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased
by his wife, Clotilde T. Braman, in 1990. Funeral sevices will be held
at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Church in Dorchester. Visiting hours are
from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the John C. Mulrey Funeral Home in Dorchester.
Memorial donations may be made to: Parker House, RR 1, Box 4, Rochester,
Edwin Amell, 75
CLAREMONT -- Edwin F. amell, 75, of Lower Main Street, died Tuesday
(Jan. 14, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. Mr. Amell had
been a Claremont resident for 57 years. He had worked at the old Sullivan
Machine Co. and Joy Manufacturing Co. as a machinist many years ago and
retired in 1982 from the city of Claremont Public Works Cemetery Department
after 17 years of service. After his retirment he had worked part time
for several people doing lawn care, driving cars and funeral assistance.
Mr. Amell was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. He was born in Barnet,
Vt., on July 5, 1921, the son of Edward and Pauline (Moquin) Amell. On
May 24, 1941, he married Marie Barnes. Survivors include his wife, Marie
Amell of Claremont; one son, Wayne Richard Amell of Acworth; three grandchildren;
one stepgrandson; two greatgrandchildren; one sister, Irene Johnson of
Claremont; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased
by one son, Edwin F. Amell Jr., on April 5, 1964; two brothers, Delor Amell
and Francis Amell; and four sisters, Marguerite McCrillis, Marion Small,
Priscilla LaBlanc and Della Bean. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated
at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar,
pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling
hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad
St. in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made in his name to: Connecticut
Valley Home Care, 958 John Stark Highway, Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to:
St. Joseph Church, P.O. Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743.
Evelyn Pond, 91
NEW LONDON, N.H. Evelyn C. Pond, 91, of Gould Road, died Friday (Jan.
10, 1997) at the William P. Clough Extended Care Center in New London.
Mrs. Pond had resided in New London since 1925. She had worked as a waitress
for many years at the Huntoon House, Soo-Nipi Park Lodge and the New London
Inn. In 1955, she began working for Colby-Sawyer College as an aide to
the president, Eugene M. Austin and his family, and later in the infirmary.
She retired in 1980 after 25 years of service to the college. Mrs. Pond
was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in New London and
an active member of the Women's Society of the church. Mrs. Pond was a
former member of the New London and Wilmot Grange. She was born in Limestone,
Maine, on Sept. 22, 1905, the daughter of Fred and Lea (Caron) Berube.
Survivors include one daughter, Judith P. Condict of New London; three
grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Vivan Berube of Auburn,
Maine; six sisters, Georgiana Mullally of Waterbury, Conn., Leona Pelletier
of Auburn, Mabel Moser of Franktown, Colo., Laura Morey of Concord, N.H.,
Cecilia Sargeant of Newport and Evangeline Rayno of Wilmot Flat, N.H.;
also nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial will be held
at 10 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Fatima Church in New London with the
Rev. Richard T. Lower, pastor, celebrant. Burial will be in Old Main Street
Cemetery in New London in the spring. Visiting hours will be private. Memorial
contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: Our Lady of Fatima Church
Building Fund, P.O. Box 813, New London, N.H. 03257. The Chadwick Funeral
Home is charge of the arrangements.
Hector Rock, 98
CLAREMONT -- Hector G. Rock, 93, formerly of Manor Drive, died Wednesday
(Jan. 15, 1997) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a long
illness. He had been a Claremont resident since 1973, when he moved there
from his native Walden, Vt. Mr. Rock had been a farmer for most of his
life in Walden and also operated his own sawmill. He had also been employed
by the highway department for the town of Walden. He was born in Walden
on Oct. 7, 1903, the son of George and Emily (Lambert) Rock. Survivors
include four nieces, locally including Laverne Langton and Anita Bennett,
both of Springfield; one nephew, James Bennett of Windsor; and several
grandnieces and nephews and greatgrandnieces and nephews. A Christian Mass
of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Church
with the Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow
in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours are Friday from 10 a.m. at the Roy
Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont until the time of the Mass.
Isabelle Brown, 79
UNITY -- Isabelle L. Brown, 79, died Thursday (Jan. 9, 1997) at the
Sullivan County Nursing Home after a long illness. Miss Brown had resided
in the nursing home for the past two years and previously resided in the
Newport-Goshen area and prior to that had resided in Springfield, Mass.,
for many years. Miss Brown was a teacher in Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts
and retired as a librarian from Classical High School in Springfield. She
was born in Franklin, N.H., on June 13, 1917, the daughter of Arthur H.
and Isolena N. (Marshall) Brown. Miss Brown graduated from Richards High
School in Newport and attended school in Holyoke, Mass., and graduated
from Syracuse University. Survivors include cousins. A memorial service
will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the First Free Will Baptist Church
in North Sutton, N.H., with the Rev. Herschel Rogers, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the spring at Millwoods Cemetery in South Sutton, N.H.
Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: First Free Will Baptist
Church Bible Fund, P.O. Box 51, North Sutton, N.H. 03260. The Chadwick
Funeral Service of New London is in charge of the arrangements.
Joan Hill, 65
HINSDALE, N.H. -- Joan Davis Hill, 65, formerly of Pittsburg, N.H.,
died Wednesday (Jan. 15, 1997) at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Hill
was employed at the Dartmouth College Athletic Department and in the Forestry
Department and was later employed for 13 years by the Champion Paper Co.
in West Stewartstown, N.H., retiring in 1989. She was born in Rutland,
Vt., on June 6, 1931, the daughter of Floyd E. and Elizabeth (Barriere)
Davis. Mrs. Hill was a 1949 gradute of Windsor High School. On March 14,
1964, she mar'ed Ransom "Bud" Hill in anover, N.H. Survivors include her
husand, Bud Hill; three daughers, Dianne Lecuyer of Hinsdale, Susan Nicole
of Vista, Calif., and Joyce M. Triller of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, LaVerne
McIntyre of Jacksonville, Vt., and Kay McElroy of Wichita, Kan.; one grandson;
and many nieces and nephews. A service of rememberance will be conducted
at 11 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21, 1997) at the Jacksonville Community Church
in Jacksonville, Vt., by the Rev. Robin Reed Reese, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Jacksonville Cemetery. There will be no calling
hours. Memorial contributions may be made to: Vermont Healing Tools Project,
P.O. Box 1064,, Brattleboro, Vt. 05301. The Atamaniuk Funera Home in Brattleboro
is charge of the arrangements.
Joseph Tied, 89
HANOVER, N.H. -- Joseph Shepard Tidd, 89, died Monday (Jan. 13, 1997)
in the Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Windsor after a brief illness.
Mr. Tidd had been cared for at Cedar Hill for the past 1% years and had
previously resided in Hanover since retiring there in 1973. Mr. Tidd was
a plant pathologist for the Associated Seed Growers in New Haven, Conn.
During World War II, he worked in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He
served on the faculty of Dartmouth College from 1929 to 1931 and 1935 to
1943. Mr. Tidd loved all things Dartmouth and was a strong supporter of
the Dartmouth women's basketball team since its inception. Mr. Tidd will
be remembered for his staunch independent spirit, and his love of his wife,
the Upper Valley and the Hanover community. He was born in Taunton, Mass.,
on April 8, 1907, the son of Winthrop Lowe and Margaret (Black) Tidd. Mr.
Tidd was a 1928 graduate of Dartmouth College and earned his doctorate
in botany from the University of Michigan in 1935. Survivors include two
daughters, Joanne Scobie of Hanover and Gail Kendrick of Austin, Texas;
and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret, in 1990;
and, one son, Douglas, in 1990. A gathering of remembrance will be held
from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Scobie residence (his former home) at
13 Haskins Road in Hanover. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations
may be made in lieu of flowers to: Cedar Hill Health Care Center, HCR 72,
Box 93, Windsor, Vt. 05089. Funeral arrangements are under the direction
of RandWilson Funeral Home of Hanover.
Juliette Wentzell, 80
CLAREMONT -- Juliette Marie Wentzell, 80, formerly of Lower Main Street,
died Sunday (Jan. 12, 1997) at the Hillsboro County Nursing Home in Goffstown,
N.H., after a long illness. Mrs. Wentzell had been a Merrimack, N.H., resident
for the past four years and had previously resided in Claremont for most
of her life. She was born in St. Helena, PQ, Canada on March 25, 1916,
the daughter of Joseph and Celinare (Pelletier) Morin. Survivors include
one daughter, Marjorie Bosely of Merrimack; one son, Otis C. Wentzell Jr.,
of Manchester, N.H.; six grandchildren; one brother, John Morin of Claremont;
and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Otis
C. Wentzell Sr., in 1987; two sisters, Blanche Russel in 1994 and Bernadette
Poirier in 1995; and one brother, George Morin in 1995. A Mass of Christian
burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church with
the Rev. Arthur Obin, O.M.I., pastor, celebrant. Interment will follow
in Mountain View Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
today in the Ro Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont. Memorial
contributions may be made to: St. Mary School, 18 Central St., Claremont,
Lawrence 'Stub' Dimick, 78
WEST WINDSOR -- Lawrence "Stub" F. Dimick, 78, died Wednesday (Jan.
15, 1997) at the Cedar Hill Healthcare Center in Windsor. Mr. Dimick was
a West Windsor resident for most of his life. He worked as a mechanic at
the former Gibson Ford Garage in Windsor for 25 years. He was later employed
by the town of Windsor as a mechanic for 10 years until his retirement
in 1983. Mr. Dimick enjoyed making maple syrup at the Hammond Farm in West
Windsor for many years. He was born in West Windsor on Feb. 5, 1918, the
son of Floyd and Nellie (Chase) Dimick. Mr. Dimick received his education
in West Windsor and attended Windsor High School. On Dec. 20, 1958, he
married Viola Cowdrey in West Windsor. Survivors include his wife, Viola
Dimick of Windsor; two daughters, Joanne Savery of Claremont and Gail Utter
of Lempster; two stepdaughters, Renie Clark of Etna, N.H., and Marilyn
Tobin of South Royalton, Vt.; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one son, Gary Dimick;
three brothers, Wayne Dimick, George Dimick Sr. and Kenneth Dimick; one
sister, Ila Hammond; and one stepdaughter, Muriel Atwood. Funeral services
will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor with
the Rev. Dale Edwards, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon, N.H.,
officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Sheddsville Cemetery
in West Windsor. Calling hours are Friday evening after the service at
the funeral home until 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of
flowers to: Brownsville FAST Squad, P.O. Box, West Windsor, Vt. 05037;
or to: Cedar Hill Healthcare Center, HCR 72, Box 93, Windsor, Vt. 05089.
Martha Garfield, 88
WINDSOR -- Martha H. Garfield, 88, died Thursday (Jan. 9, 1997) at
the Skilled Nursing Facility at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
in Windsor. Mrs. Garfield had been a longtime Windsor area resident and
had resided in the Gilbert F. Davis Home for the Aged in Windsor since
1989. She had been employed as an operator with the former Windsor Telephone
Office for many years. Mrs. Garfield was a member of the Rachel S. Harlow
United Methodist Church in Windsor. She was born in Northfield, Vt., on
Jan. 24, 1908, the daughter of Guy and Olive (Freeman) Howe. Mrs. Garfield
received her schooling in Northfield and Windsor and was a 1929 graduate
of Windsor High School. On Aug. 31, 1940, she married Gordon Garfield in
Windsor. He died in 1977. Survivors include one brother, Herbert G. Howe
in Cleveland, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by one brother, Charles Howe, in 1996. Funeral services will be held in
the spring at Mrs. Garfield's request in the Brownsville Cemetery in West
Windsor. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers in her name
to: Gilbert F. Davis Home for the Aged at 45 State St., Windsor, Vt. 05089.
The Knight Funeral Home of Windsor is in charge of the arrangements.
Mattie Kenyon, 95
CORNISH -- Mattie O. Kenyon, 95, formerly of Parsonage Road, died Tuesday
(Jan. 14, 1997) at the Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport after a long illness.
She had resided in Cornish for most of her life. Mrs. Kenyon was a waitress
during World War II, when she lived with her husband in Chicago, Ill. She
was a member of the Sew N' Sew Club and the South Cornish Home Dem Club.
Mrs. Kenyon was a 60-year member of the Cornish Grange. Mr. Kenyon loved
her many flower beds and house plants and doing housework. She was born
in Cornish on Sept. 20, 1901, the daughter of Arthur and Lula (Bixby) Walker.
Mrs. Kenyon attended schools in Cornish and was a graduate of Windsor High
School. On June 25, 1921, she married Carroll E. Kenyon. He died April
10, 1968. Survivors include one son, Arthur G. Kenyon of Cornish; two daughters,
Mrs. Walter (Beverly) Rockwood of Chelsea and Mrs. Kurt (Kathleen) Train
of Plaistow, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren;
25 stepgreat-grandchildren; 18 step greatgrandchildren; and many nieces,
nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by one son, Randall C. Kenyon
on Jan. 4, 1991; two sisters; and one brother. Funeral services will be
held at 4 p.m. Friday at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in
Claremont with the Rev. Mary Elizabeth Scales, pastor of the First Congregational
Church in Claremont, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in
the Comings Cemetery in Cornish. Visiting hours will be for one hour prior
to the service Friday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made
in her name to: Alzheimer's Association, 10 Ferry St., Suite 419, Concord,
N.H. 03301; or the Kenyon Art Fund, in care of the First Congregational
Church, Pine and Pleasant streets, Claremont, N.H. 03743.
Robert 'Bob' Morrison, 56
WINDSOR -- Robert "Bob" G. Morrison, 56, died suddenly Saturday (Jan.
11, 1997) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Emergency Room in Windsor. He was
a longtime Windsor area resident and had previously resided in Massachusetts.
Mr. Morrison was a master plumber and had been employed for a few years
by L.C. Kent Plumbing & Heating in Windsor and later by Goodyear Tire
& Rubber Co. in Windsor for 13 years and was most recently employed
by Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., as a licenced master plumber for
10 years. He led his own band "Bob Morrison and Friends" for many years,
playing throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. Mr. Morrison was a member
of the Windsor Lodge B.P.O.E. No. 1665. He was a member of the Sons of
the American Legion of Windsor. Mr. Morrison greatly enjoyed watching modified
auto racing at the Claremont Speedway and playing his guitar. He was born
in Ware, Mass., on April 30, 1940, the son of Gordon and Toni (Zelasko)
Morrison. Mr. Morrison attended school in Hardwick, Mass., and was a 1958
Hardwick High School graduate. He received his master plumbing license
after five years in area trade school. On Sept. 19, 1965, he married Tana
Stillson in Hartland. Survivors include his wife, Tana Morrison of Windsor;
his mother of Brookfield, Mass. one son, Chuck Morrison of Windsor; several
aunts, uncles and cousins; and a very special friend, Bernie Bartlett of
Lebanon, N.H. There will be a special gathering at the family's request
of family and friends to celebrate Bob's life from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday
at the American Legion Hall in Windsor. Visiting hours will be held from
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor with an Elks
service at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers
to the charity of one's choice.
Florence Witham, 78
NEWPORT -- Florence S. Witham, 78, died Jan. 5, 1997, at the Woodlawn
Nursing Home in Newport. Mrs. Witham had been an area resident since moving
with her family to Grey Ledges in Grantham in 1959. During the nearly 40
years that followed she lived in several other area towns including Newport
where she had been a resident since the mid-1970s. Mrs. Witham had held
various positions over the years including the GoshenLempster Cooperative
School food service manager, the Claremont Daily Eagle in the circulation
department, and as manager of the Mount Sunapee Motel, which she retired
from in the mid 1970s. She was a member of the Episcopal Church of the
Epiphany of Newport. She was a member of the Newport chapter of the Sullivan
County Home Extension. Mrs. Witham was also a member of the Lempster Grange.
While living in the Stroudwater neighborhood of Portland, Maine, Mrs. Witham
was a member of the Portland Garden Club and St. Luke's Episcopal Church.
She was born in Bar Harbor, Maine, on Aug. 26, 1918, the daughter of Pearl
Wellington and Dorothy (Searle) Salisbury. Mrs. Witham was a 1938 graduate
of Bar Harbor High School and received her pediatric nursing degree from
St. Mary's. On March 3, 1946, she married Wesley Witham, son of Leroy and
Florence (Purrington) Witham of Standish, Maine. He died on Jan. 2, 1996.
Survivors include one son, Steven Witham of Cornish; one daughter, Linda
W. Smith of Naples, Fla.; three grandchildren; one stepson, Larry Witham
of Seabrook, N.H.; and three step-grandchildren. She chose cremation and
requested the family hold a special service in Bar Harbor. Her family and
close friends will meet on Cadillac Mountain to reunite Wesley and Florence.
For details, please write to Linda Smith, 108 Warwick Hills Drive, Naples,
Herman Barth, 68
ACWORTH -- Herman Barth, 68, of Hill Road, died Wednesday (Jan. 22,
1997) at the veterans hospital in White River Junction, Vt. Mr. Barth had
been an Acworth resident for several years and had previously resided in
Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a meat cutter in New York City for 37 years and after
moving to Acworth he was a contract carrier for the U.S. Postal Service
in Alstead until his retirement in 1992. He was then an attendant at the
Acworth Recycling Center. He was a former member of the V.F.W. in Keene,
N.H. Mr. Barth was also a former member of the Elks Club and the Country
Club in Bellows Falls. He was born in Brooklyn. N.Y., on March 21, 1928,
the son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Stidel) Barth. Mr. Barth attended schools
in Brooklyn. On Dec. 10, 1949, he married Caroline Pettersen in St. Mathias
Church in Queens, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Caroline Barth of Acworth;
four sons, William Barth of Warren N.H., Fred Barth of Clarksville, Tenn.,
Peter Barth of Acworth and Richard Barth of Charlestown; four daughters,
Barbara Vieginer of Langdon, Carol Fish of West Swanzey, N.H., Mary Barth
of Charlestown and Zeta Barth of Acworth; two brothers, Robert Barth of
Flanders, N.J., and Fred Barth of Panama City, Fla.; 13 grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; and three nieces. A funeral service will be held
at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows
Falls with the Rev. Shawn Therian officiating. Burial will take place in
the spring in Acworth. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and
7 until the time of the service at 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to: Acworth FAST Squad,
in care of Mike Blake, P.O. Box 38, Acworth, N.H. 03601.
Helen O'Brien, 82
WINDSOR -- Helen B. O'Brien, 82, died Saturday (Jan. 18, 1997) at the
Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor. Mrs O'Brien was employed for several
years in asssembly at the Cone-Blanchard Machine Shop in Windsor. She had
operated an antique shop and a vegetable stand in Ascutney. Mrs. O'Brien
was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 2 in
Windsor. She was a member of the Ascutney Union Church. Mrs. O'Brien enjoyed
read- ing, gardening and needle- point. She was born in Bethel, Vt., on
Jan. 21, 1914, the daughter of Walter and Evelyn (Benoir) Blanchard. Mrs.
O'Brien attended schools in Bethel and Randolph, Vt. On Feb. 6, 1937, she
married William B. O'Brien. He died on July 30, 1982. Survivors include
one niece and four nephews, locally George O'Brien of Walpole. She was
also predeceased by two sisters, Shirley Russell and Irene Russell. Graveside
services will be held at a later date in the Pleasant View Cemetery in
Randolph. The Day Funeral Home Inc., of Randolph is in charge of the arrangements.
Henry Rainey, 60
NEWPORT -- Henry Rainey, 60, of Elm Terrace, died Tuesday (Jan. 21,
1997) at New London Hospital. He had been a Newport resident for the past
11 years and was raised in Laconia, N.H. Mr. Rainey had been a member of
the Newport Lions Club. He was also a member of the Jaycees. Mr. Rainey
was very active with volunteer work in his community. He was born in North
Stratford, Vt., on Nov. 22, 1936, the son of Chester and Emma (Riff) Rainey.
Mr. Rainey had received his education in Laconia schools. Survivors include
his extended family of volunteer workers and members of the Elm Terrace
Home. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m.
Friday in St. Mary Catholic Church in Claremont with the Rev. Arthur Obin
officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be
made to: American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester,
N.H. 03131-2244. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home in Newport is in charge
of the arrangements.
James WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- James H. Jardine, 87, died Monday
(Jan. 20, 1997) at the Brookside Nursing Home. He had resided for a brief
period in the Boston area then moved to Chester and in 1956 moved to White
River Junction. Mr. Jardine had worked for a brief time at the Thompson
Island Farm and Trade School for Boys in Boston, Mass., and was captain
of the Pilgrim III Ferry Boat in Boston Harbor. He later was a carpenter
in Chester. In 1956, he began work as a nurses' aid in the Veterans Administration
Hospital in White River Junction and retired in 1977 after 20 years of
service. During World War II, he served in the Army in the Philippines
Air and Sea Rescue Division. Mr. Jardine was a 41-year member of the St.
Paul's Episcopal Church in White River Junction, where he served on the
Vestry Committee, as a parish delegate and as a member of the choir. He
sang in many area Barbershop Quartets and was a 31-year member of the SPEBSQUA
of the North Country Chordsmen Barber Shoppers. Mr. Jardine was also a
member of the Jardine Scottish Clan Society, Atlantic Branch, Canada and
Dumphries, Scotland. He was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island on
Aug. 7, 1909, the son of James C. and Ida (Mill) Jardine. On Aug. 14, 1948,
he married Shirley Martin in Chester. She died on May 28, 1994. Survivors
include one daughter, Shonah J. Hayden of Hamburg, N.Y.; one son, James
L. Jardine of Ashland, Mass.; six grandchildren; one sister, Marion Hayward
of Concord, Mass.; and one niece. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.
Thursday in St. Paul's Episcopal Church in White River Junction. Burial
will be held in the spring at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Chester. Visiting
hours are from 6 to 9 tonight at the Knight Funeral Home in White River
Junction. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Paul's Church, 27 Taft
Ave., White River Junction, Vt. 05001; or to: Brookside Nursing Home, Activity
Fund, 120 Christian St., White River Junction, 05001; or to: the Parkinson's
Disease R ) Oqpaniaation.
Jeannette Kotomski, 81
CLAREMONT -- Jeannette T. Kotomski, 81, of Heritage Drive, died Wednesday
(Jan. 22, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness. She
was a lifelong Claremont resident. Mrs. Kotomski worked in area shoe shops
many years ago. For more than 25 years she was a waitress at the Pleasant
Restaurant and for a short time at Cyril's Steak House at the Junction.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. Mrs. Kotomski was a member
of the Community Action Program of Sullivan County. She was born in Claremont
on July 6, 1915, the daughter of Cammille E. and Marie Rose (Simoneau)
Giroux. Mrs. Kotomski was a 1933 graduate of Stevens High School. On Sept.
5, 1938, she married Albert Kotomski. He died on Dec. 2, 1987. Survivors
include one son, Francis A. Kotomski of Hampden, Mass; three grandchildren;
and one brother, Roland Giroux of Claremont. A Mass of Christian burial
will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Church with the Rev.
Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary
Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in the Stringer Funeral
Home at 146 Broad St., in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made in
her name to: St. Joseph's Church Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont,
John Larkin, 82
WINDSOR -- John P. Larkin, 82, died Saturday (Jan. 18, 1997) at the
Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mr. Larkin was a Windsor
resident for most of his life. He was employed with the Duff Dairy in West
Windsor briefly before 39 years of employment with the Windsor Post Office
until his retirement. For several years, while working at the post office,
he also did wallpapering and painting. Mr. Larkin operated the Windsor
Country Club in 1962 and was instrumental in it's operation for many years,
so much that they eventually named the club the John P. Larkin Country
Club. He was a member of the Vermont and New England Golf Associations
and the Vermont and New England Seniors Golf Associations. During World
War II, he served in the Navy. Mr. Larkin was a member of the St. Assisi
Church in Windsor. He was also a member of the American Legion Post No.
25 in Windsor. Mr. Larkin was a strong supporter of Windsor athletic programs.
He was born in Windsor on Oct. 15, 1914, the son of Patrick and Helen (Phillips)
Larkin. Mr. Larkin attended schools in Windsor and graduated from high
school in Greenwich, Conn., in 1932. On Oct. 9, 1937, he married Cecile
Belisle in Windsor. She died in 1978. Survivors include one daughter, Leanna
Willard of Windsor; three sons, Thomas Larkin of Walton, Vt., James Larkin
of Windsor and Francis Larkin of Burlington, Vt.; seven grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and one niece. He was also predeceased by two
sisters, Katherine Janion in 1990 and Alice Hannah in 1994. A Mass of Christian
burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Francis of Assisi
Church in Windsor with the Rev. Robert J. Campbell, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the St. Francis Cemetery in Windsor. Visiting hours
are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. A scriptural
service will be recited at 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in lieu
of flowers to: Vermont Golf Association Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1612,
Rutland, Vt. 05701.
Marlene Murphy, 60
CLAREMONT -- Marlene A. Murphy, 60, of East Green Mountain Road, died
Friday (Jan. 18, 1997) at her home after a sudden illness. She moved to
Vermont with her family in 1949 and then to New Hampshire in the mid-1950s.
Mrs. Murphy was an area sales representative for both Fuller Brush and
Avon. Mrs. Murphy enjoyed her grandchildren and being outdoors in the sunshine.
She was born in New Haven, Conn., on Oct. 8, 1936, the daughter of William
and Julia (Pascale) Moore. Survivors include four sons, Scott Murphy of
Danbury, N.H., Randy Murphy of Lebanon, N.H., Patrick Murphy and Christian
Murphy, both of Claremont; one daughter, Kristen Lantas of Hrownsville;
six grandchildren; two sisters, Barbara Lyman of Derry, N.H., and Jacqueline
Stankevich of Springfield; also several nieces and nephews. A Christian
Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Church
in Springfield with the Rev. Joseph LaGrow, associate pastor, as celebrant.
Interment will be in the spring in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Springfield.
Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Roy Funeral Home at 93
Sullivan St. Claremont. Memorial donations may be made to: Make-A-Wish
Foundation, 1492 Elm St., Manchester, N.H. 03101-1348.
Warren White, 91
CHESTER -- Warren Francis White, 91, died Tuesday (Jan. 21, 1997) at
the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. Mr. White worked for Bryant Chucking
and Grinder for 12 years. He was also one of the original crew that established
the General Electric operation in Ludlow, working there for 19 years. Mr.
White owned and operated a home appliance sales and service business for
many years. He was the first person to electrify homes in South Acworth.
Mr. White was known for his quality workmanship and perfectionism. He was
born in Dunbarton, N.H., on June 15, 1905, the son of James Francis and
Ethel (Crane) White. Mr. White received his education at Chester High School
and later completed a correspondence course from the Chicago Engineering
Works Inc. for his electrical license. On Oct. 22, 1977, he married Veontha
Ward in Chester. Survivors include his wife, Veontha White of Chester;
one daughter, Sally Bratton of Chester; two stepsons, Milan W.W. Cook of
Chester and Kenneth C. Cook of Ludlow; one stepdaughter, Melody A. Cassista
of New London, N.H.; two sisters, Elvira Walsh of Glastonbury, Conn., and
Mildred Thyot of Garner, N.C.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Stella Hawkins in 1973;
one daughter, Cynthia in 1944; and two sisters, Ruth LaGrange and Ethlyn
Webster. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Adams-Gendron
Funeral Home on Main Street in Chester, with the Rev. Nick Boke officiating.
Burial will be at a later date in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Chester.
There will be no visiting hours but the family home on Church Street will
be open following the funeral service to family and friends. Memorial donations
may be made in lieu of flowers to: Chester Visiting Nurse Association in
care of Ellsworth Home HealthCare, P.O. Box 401, Chester, Vt. 05143; or
to Springfield Hospice P.O. Box 784, Springfield, Vt. 05156; or to: The
American Cancer Society Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier,