Matthew Ferland, 19
UNITY -- Matthew Eric Ferland, 19, of Lake Road, died Monday morning
(July 1, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont following an automobile
accident on Interstate 91 in Weathersfield.
He was a lifelong Unity resident. For the past 1.5years, he was a machine
operator at Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., in Newport.
He was an avid athlete and swimmer. He enjoyed mountain and dirt bike
riding, snowmobile riding and working out. He was born in Claremont on
Sept. 28, 1976, the son of Norman Robert and Rita Ann (DeCelle) Ferland.
Mr. Ferland graduated in 1994 from Stevens High School in Claremont. He
played on the SHS football team his junior and senior years.
Survivors include his parents of Unity; three brothers, Norman R. Ferland
II of Lexington, Ky., Anthony A. Ferland of Georgetown, Ky., and Adam E.
Ferland of Claremont; two nieces; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Theodore and Harriet T.
(Sexton) DeCelle; his paternal grandparents, Herve D. and Rose Marie (Maurice)
Ferland; one aunt, Juanita F. Austin; and one uncle, Maurice "Ma" Ferland.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.today at Stringer Funeral
ome, 146 Broad St., in Claremont. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.
Thursday at Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church on Route 5 in Ascutney,
with Bishop David Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain
View Cemetery in Claremont.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer
Society, in care of Mrs. Jackie Whitcomb, Volunteer Memorial Chairman,
10 South Park St., Claremont, N.H. 03743.
Sandra Mack, 87
WALPOLE -- Sandra Irene S. Mack, 37, of Walpole Valley, died Sunday
(June 30, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.,
following an automobile accident on Walpole Valley Road. She was a lifelong
Walpole and Bellows Falls area resident. Mrs. Mack worked for many years
at The Homestead Inn in Walpole.
She was a member of Bellows Falls Women of the Moose. She was born
in Bellows Falls on May 10, 1959, the daughter of Harold and Ruth (Chaplin)
Simpson. Mrs. Mack attended Bellows Falls schools, Otter Valley Union High
School in Brandon, Vt., and Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon.
She was the former wife of Martin Burby and Christopher Mack.
Survivors include her mother of Bellows Falls; three daughters, Amanda
M. Burby, Venessa B. Mack and Sheena M. Mack, all of Bellows Falls; three
brothers, John Simpson of Rockingham, Jerry Simpson and Harold Simpson
Jr.; three aisters, Cynthia Simpson and Georgina Thomas, both of Bellows
Falls, and Roxanna Hicks of Charlestown; one grandson; and many nieces
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight at Fenton &
Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster St., in Bellows Falls.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christian
Family Circle Chapel on Back Westminster Road in Westminster with Pastor
Russell Allen officiating.
John Miller Jr., 85
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- John H. Miller Jr., 85, died June 24, 1996 at Veterans
Administration Medical Center in Manchester.
He moved to New Hampshire in 1986 and formerly was a longtime Springfield
resident. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Miller was a member of the Holy Cross Commandery in Bellows Falls;
the Rutland (Vt.) American Legion Post 31; the Springfield Elks Lodge and
Rutland Fraternal Order of Eagles.
Also, Mr. Miller was a member of Chipman Masonic Lodge No. 52 of Wallingford,
Vt.; the Ramona Chapter No. 4 of Eastern Star in Springfield; the Brattleboro
(Vt.) Scottish Rite; and the Cairo Shriners Temple AAONMS in Rutland. He
was born in Wallingford, the son of John and Jessie (Campbell) Miller.
Survivors include his wife, Doris (Bragg) MilIer of Springfield; one
daughter, Marion Pierce of Gilmanton; one stepson, Benjamin Gallup of Burtonsville,
Md.; five grandchildren; eight great-grand- children; three stepgrandchildren;
and one step great-grandchild.
There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be held later at
the convenience of the family in Green Hill Cemetery in Wallingford. The
Boutwell, Hussey-Wiren Funeral Home in Concord, N.H., is in charge of arrangements.
Doris Seavey, 82
NORTH WALPOLE -- Doris K Seavey, 82, of Main Street, died Monday morning
(July 1, 1996) at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H. She was
a longtime North Walpole-Bellows Falls area resident.
Mrs. Seavey devoted her life to her family. She was a communicant of
St. Peter's Church in North Walpole.
She was born in Bellows Falls on Nov. 9, 1913, the daughter of George
Sr. and Margaret (Jardine) Kiniry. Mrs. Seavey attended North Walpole School.
She married Donald A. Seavey in 1934 in North Walpole. He died in 1991.
Survivors include two sons, Lawrence Seavey of Bradford, Vt., and Donald
Seavey Jr. of Suffern, N.Y.; three daughters, Barbara O'Brien and Sandra
Knowles, both of North Walpole, and Claire Costin of Stoddard, N.H.; two
brothers, Francis Kiniry of Springfield and George Kiniry of Bellows Falls;
four sisters, Marion Roy and Jean Torrey, both of Charlestown, Elizabeth
Stanford of Wilder, Vt., and Katherine Blake of Bellows Falls; seven grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster
St., in Bellows Falls.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday, July
4, at St. Peter's Church in North Walpole, with the Rev. Anthony DiRusso
as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery in Drewsville.
Marceline Magnus, 67
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- Marceline K. Magnus, 67, died Friday (June
28, 1996) at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Littleton, N.H., on Jan. 2, 1929, the daughter of John
and Lillian (Guilmette) Day.
Survivors include her husband, Michael J. Magnus; two sons, Marshall
Quimby of Windsor and Paul Quimby of Enfield, N.H.; two daughters, Robin
Spaulding and Eleanor Hughes, both of White River Junction; three brothers,
John Day of Littleton, Richard Day and Robert Day, both of Colorado; and
several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services will
be held at 4 p.m. Monday in the Hartford Cemetery in White River Junction.
The Knight Funeral Home of White River Junction is in charge of the
James McNamara 68
CLAREMONT -- James C. McNamara, 68, died Friday (June 28, 1996) at
Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont after a sudden illness. He was a
Claremont native and lifelong resident.
Mr. McNamara worked for Joy Manufacturing Co. and Sullivan Machine
for 33 years before his retiement in 1984. He and his wife owned and operated
a food catering service and a grinder and sandwich business delivering
to retail establishments in Vermont and New Hampshire. During the Korean
Conflict, he served in the U.S. Army with the rank of sergeant first class.
Mr. McNamara was a member of the Claremont Moose Lodge No. 1201. He
was born in Claremont on May 25, 1928, the son of James C. and Regina (Bonneau)
McNamara Sr. He was educated in local schools.
Survivors include his wife, Annie M. (Dubois) McNamara of Claremont;
one stepdaughter, Leann Cordell Oullette of Salem, N.H.; one sister, Mary
L. Butler of Henniker, N.H.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother, William MaNamara in 1967.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in
St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley Piwowar, pastor, officiating. Interment
will be in Union Cemetery in Claremont. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 Sunday in Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont.
A Christian wake service will be conducted at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Piwowar.
A Lodge of Sorrow service will be held at 7 p.m. by the members of the
Hilda Aldrich, 76
WILMOT FLAT, N.H. -- Hilda L. (Crouse) Aldrich, 76, of Village Road,
died Friday (June 28, 1996) at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in
Lebanon, N.H. Mrs. Aldrich had been a Wilmot Flat native and lifelong resident
except from 1943 to 1952, when she was in Marlborough, Mass. She was employed
by Conrad's Rest Home as a cook and assisted as a nurse's aid while in
In Wilmot Flat, she had been a nurse's aid at New London Manor. At
Whipple House she cooked and stayed periodically overnight doing different
chores. She cared for many elderly people and helped many families in different
ways. Mrs. Aldrich was the 1987 recepient of the Wilmot Grange No. 309,
Citizen of the Year Award.
She assisted the Wilmot Community Center by cooking for many tour buses
traveling through town that stopped at Freedom Acres. Mrs. Aldrich also
cooked for the many Wilmot Volunteer Fire Department dinners. Mrs. Aldrich
died on her 59th wedding anniversary. She was born in Wilmot Flat on Oct.
21, 1919, the daughter of Austin and Linda (Smith) Crouse.
Survivors include her husband, Roy F. Aldrich of Wilmot Flat; one son,
Nelson H. Aldrich of Newport; one nephew, considered a son, David Miller
of East Andover, N.H.; one grandson; two sisters, Dorothy Evans of Wilmot
and Iris Miller of Danbury, N.H.; also nieces and nephews. There will be
no public ser Memorial donations may be made to: Wilmot Community Association,
P.O. Box 69, Wilmot Flat, N.H. 03287; or to: Wilmot Public Library, P.O.
Box 52, Wilmot Flat, N.H. 03287; or to: Wilmot Volunteer Fire Department,
P.O. Box 33, Wilmot Flat, N.H. 03287; or to: Wilmot Fast Squad, P.O. Box
59, Wilmot Flat, N.H. 03287; or to the charity of ones choice, in lieu
The Chadwick Funeral Service of New London is in charge of the arrangements.
Francis Hamel, 62
STANLEY, Va. -- Francis Henry Hamel, 62, of Saginaw Lane, died Sunday
(June 23, 1996) at his residence. Mr. Hamel was retired from the U.S. Marine
Corps having served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was
born in Rutland, Vt., on March 13, 1934, the son of Euclid Peter and Bernadette
(Dubois) Hamel. Mr. Hamel was a graduate of Cathedral Latin High School
in Raleigh, N.C.
Survivors include his wife, Vicki (Otto) Hamel of Stanley; four sons,
Daniel F. Hamel, Marvin J. Hamel and Michael Hamel, all of Milton, Fla.,
and Bryan L. Hamel of Sparta, Wis.; his mother, Bernadette Hamel of Claremont;
two brothers, Hubert J. Hamel of Buxton, Maine and Steve M. Hamel of Ashville,
N.C.; two sisters, Theresa G. Ramsey of Powder Springs, Ga., and Elaine
"Toni" H. Franklin of Richmond, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and nieces, nephews
and cousins. He was predeceased by one daughter, Theresa Gail Hamel; and
one sister, Gertrude Hamel.
Funeral services were held on June 26, 1996, at Our Lady of the Valley
Catholic Church. Interment was in Beahrn's Chapel Cemetery in Luray, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to: First Choice Home Hospice, 1436
Harrisburg, Va. 22801.
Elwin Hill, 78
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- Elwin Palmer "Stub" Hill, 78, died Thursday
(June 27, 1996) in a private home in Sharon, Vt.
Mr. Hill had lived in Grantham for many years. He had worked as a carpenter
for Home Improvements in Lebanon, N.H., for 25 years, retiring in 1978.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the
World Wildlife Federation. Mr. Hill loved the outdoors and hunted and fished.
He was born in Post Mills, Vt., on May 9, 1918, the son of Nathan and Hazel
Mr. Hill attended schools in Lyme, N.H., and Lebanon. While in the
service he took courses in electrical engineering at Purdue University.
Survivors include two daughters, Janice Hill Luce of White River Junction
and Brenda Hill Rodewell of Sharon; one son, Gary Hill of Orford, N.H.;
10 grandchildren; one greatgrandson; one adopted brother, Phillip Guyer
of Rochester, N.Y.; and one adopted sister, Marvel Thurston of Lebanon.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mabel (Hosmer) Hill in 1976; and one son,
Elwin Palmer Hill II, in 1982. Graveside services were conducted Saturday
at the Hanover Center Cemetery in Hanover Center, N.H. Memorial donations
may be made to: Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife, 103 South Main
St., Waterbury, Vt. 05676.
The Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction is in charge of arrangements.
Bernard "Bunny" Gould, 69
CLAREMONT -- Bernard "Bunny" E. Gould, 69, of Oak- wood Park, died
Friday (June 28, 1995) at the Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon,
Mr. Gould was a Claremont native and life-long resident. He had worked
for Bryant Grinder of Springfield for over 26 years, retiring in 1989.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy for two years in the Seabees
aboard U.S.S. Harry Taylor on Guam, as a machinist mate. Mr. Gould was
a member of the Loyal Order of Elks Lodge No. 879 of Claremont. He was
also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Claremont. Mr. Gould was
a member of the Stevens Alumni Associa- tion.
He was born in Claremont on Feb. 8, 1927, the son of Bernard E. and
Edna (Butler) Gould Sr. He attended local schools and graduated from Stevens
High School, class of 1947.
In 1958, he married Patricia Miles Pullen. Survivors include his wife,
Patricia Gould of Claremont; one son, James B. Gould of Springfield; one
daughter, De- borah McCarthy of Hilton Head Island, S.C.; one stepson,
Michael C. Pullen of Enfield, N.H.; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter;
one brother, Robert L. Gould of Claremont; one sister, Eleanor Guilbault
of Claremont; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Private graveside services
will be held in Mt. View Ceme- tery with the Rev. David McIlhiney, rector
of Trinity Episcopal Church, officiating. There will be no visiting hours.
The Roy Funeral Home of Sullivan Street in Claremont is in charge of
Eleanor Wight, 69
ELKINS, N.H. -- Eleanor M. Wight, 69, of Wilmot Center Road, died Friday
(July 5, 1996) at her home following a long illness.
Mrs. Wight was a former Claremont resident and had resided in Elkins
for the past 30 years. Her winters were spent in Daytona, Fla. She had
been employed as a secretary by Jones & Lamson Machine Co., in Springfield
and by General Electric in Daytona. She was a former member of the Women's
Society of Our Lady of Fatima parish in New London, N.H.
She was born in Springfield on May 2, 1927, the daughter of James and
Victoria (Bonneau) Saucier.
Survivors include her husband, Arthur Wight of Elkins; one daughter,
Linda Terris of Warner, N.H.; three sons, Gary Wight of San Francisco,
Calif., Bradley Wight of Orlando, Fla., and Robert Wight of Fort Wayne,
Ind.; five grandchildren; two brothers, Earl Saucier of Weathersfield and
Norman Saucier of Bellows Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also predeceased by a brother, Louis Saucier, a former Claremont
realtor who died in 1990. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on
Tuesday at the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan Street in Claremont, with
the Rev. Robert Goodwin, former pastor of Our Lady of Fatima parish in
New London, ofticiating.
Interment will be in Union Cemetery in West Claremont. Calling hours
are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial
contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Laurie Pawelczyk, 35
FITZWILLIAM, N.H. -- Laurie A. Pawelczyk, 35, of Upper Troy Road, died
Tuesday (July 2, 1996) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., following
a sudden illness. She moved to Fitzwilliam three years ago from Keene,
where she had been a longtime resident.
Miss Pawelczyk was the owner of Mop and Pail Cleaning, Co. She was
a communicant of St. Bernard's Church in Keene. She was also a former Girl
She was born in Keene on Oct. 4, 1960, the daughter of Anthony J. and
Shirley M. (Horton) Pawleczyk. She attended St. Joseph Regional School
in Keene and Keene High School. Survivors include her parents of Keene;
four brothers, Michael Pawelczyk of Drewsville, N.H., Christopher Pawleczyk
and Andrew Pawleczyk, both of Keene and Paul Pawleczyk of Putney, Vt.;
two sisters, Susan Hugo of Keene and Deann White of North Walpole; and
many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
She was predeceased by one brother, Peter Pawleczyk. A Mass of Christian
burial was held on Friday at St. Bernard's Church. Burial followed in St.
Joseph Cemetery in Keene. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Joseph
Regional School, 92 Weilson St., Keene, N.H. 03431. The Foley Funeral Home
of Keene was in charge of the arrangements.
Robert Currie, 91
SPRINGFIELD -- Robert Douglas Currie, 91, formerly of Summer Hill,
died Saturday afternoon (July 6, 1996) at the McGirr Nursing Home in Bellows
Falls following a long illness.
He was a longtirqp Springfield resident and earlier lived on Reservoir
Road. Mr. Currie was a time study engineer at Fellows Gear Shaper Co. in
Springfield for many years before retiring. Later, he and his wife owned
and operated Summer Hill Antiques at their home. Mr. Currie was an avid
baseball player and played semi-professional baseball for many years. He
was also a member of the Springfield Blue Sox team for several years. Mr.
Currie was certified official in Vermont and officiated at football and
basketball games for many years. He was born in Tilton, N.H., on May 26,
1905, the son of William and Elizabeth McNair) Currie.
He attended Springfield schools and graduated in 1923 from Springfield
High School. During high school he played sports and was the team captain
of the Springfield basketball team the first year that Springfield won
the state basketball title in 1923. On Feb. 5, 1924, he married Julia Keisler
in Burlington, Vt. She died in 1990. Survivors include two sons, Douglas
A. Currie of Springfield and James D. Currie of Falmouth, Mass.; 19 grandchildren;
17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also predeceased by two daughters, Margaret J. Stone in 1993,
and Sheila M. Thompson in 1995. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
at Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St., in Springfield.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Davis Chapel,
with the Rev. Richard Ryder, pastor of Springfield First Congregational
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Springfield. Memorial
contributions may be made to: Visiting Nurses Association, 366 River St.,
Springfield, Vt. 05156.
Franklin Spies Jr., 69
SPRINGFIELD -- Franklin C. Spies Jr., 69, died Saturday (July 6, 1996)
at Haverhill (Mass.) Nursing Horne following a long illness. For the past
year, he and his wife lived in Springfield and formerly resided in Eustis,
Fla., for 20 years. Earlier, he lived in New York state. Mr. Spies was
a former president of Permanent Savings & Loan Bank in Albany, N.Y.
He was a member of the Albany Lions Club. During World War II he served
in the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater.
He was also an avid gardener. He was born in Mount Kisco, N.Y., on
Sept. 1, 1926, the son of Franklin and Cora (Humphrey) Spies Sr. He attended
Mount Kisco schools.
On Dec. 19, 1975, he married Thelma Jerome in Eustis. Survivors include
his wife, Thelma, of Springfield; one son, Franklin C. Spies III of Westberne,
N.Y.; five daughters, Maryann Vanscoy and Sharon A. Spies, both of Schoharie,
N.Y., Kathleen M. Hill of Salem, N.H., Deborah C. Norris of Delanson, N.Y.,
and Jennifer Spies of Camillus, N.Y.; one sister, Ruth Williams of Fearrington
Village, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends
may call from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St.,
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Davis Chapel, with
the Rev. Richard Ryder, pastor of Springfield First Congregational Church,
Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Springfield. Memorial contributions
may be made to: Springfield Lions Club, P.O. Box 776, Springfield, Vt.
Alice Irwin, 75
SUNAPEE -- Alice Peters Irwin, 75, of Lake Avenue, died Wednesday (July
3, 1996) at home.
Mrs. Irwin was raised in New Haven, Conn., she then resided in West
Hartford, Conn., for 40 years before moving to the Newport-Sunapee area
She and her husband owned and operated the Hartford Element Company
in Hartford until 1969, when they moved the company to Newport and continued
their policy of employing handicapped and minority workers.
Mrs. Irwin's concern about services for the handicapped led to her
involvement in many community services, like the founding of the United
Way of Sullivan County and the establishment of the County Coach Transportation
Service. She served in various positions on numerous boards, committees
and commissions including: Sullivan County Mental Health Associaton; the
New Hampshire Association for Mental Health; the Governor's Commission
for the Handicapped; New Hampshire Social Welfare Council; United Way of
New Hampshire; Planned Parenthood League of the Upper Valley; Health Care
Strategies; West Central Community Health Services; the Community Alliance
Board of Directors; Sullivan County Senior Advocates; and the New Hampshire
Coalition of Senior Advocates.
Mrs. Irwin received many awards and citations for her work over the
years, some of which include: the New Hampshire Social Welfare Council
1983 Annual Award; the Stettenhelm Award from the New Hampshire Association
for Mental Health; the Keene State College President's Outstanding Woman
of New Hampshire Award; the Community Alliance's Dare to Care Award; Woman
of Achievement Award from the Newport Chamber of Commerce; and the Granite
State Award. A flower garden was planted in her honor in the front of the
Community Alliance building honoring her work for that organization. For
the Town of Sunapee she was Overseer of Welfare for more than 10 years.
She served on the New Hampshire Democratic Platform Committee and other
committees for various national and state political candidate.
She was born in New York City, N.Y., on Sept. 6, 1920, the daughter
of John and Charlotte (Hodge) Peters. She attended Prospect Hill School
in New Haven and Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Mass. Survivors include
her husband, David B. Irwin of Sunapee; two sons, David P. Irwin of Newport
and Charles R. Irwin of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; two daughters, Nancy I. Butler
of Stuart, Fla., and Dorothy I. Clode of Spokane, Wash.; two brothers,
Richard M. Peters of Palo Alto, Calif., and Charles H. Peters of Brevard,
N.C.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces,
nephews and cousins; and Jewel McKeon of Windsor, Conn., including her
children and grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother, John H.
Peters. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday at the home
of David P. Irwin at 97 Pollards Mills Road in Newport. Interment will
be at the convenience of the family in New Eastman Cemetery in Sunapee.
Memorial contributions may be made to: the Alice Peters Irwin Fund of the
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 37 Pleasant St., Concord, N.H. 03301;
or to: the Alice Peters Irwin Charitable Trust, in care of Community Alliance
of Human Services, 46 Main St., Newport, N.H. 03773; or the charity of
one's choosing in lieu of flower5.
The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home of Newport is in charge of the arrangements.
Arthur Paul Jr., 47
CHESTER -- Arthur E. Paul Jr., 47, died Sunday (July 7, 1996) at Glens
Falls (N.Y.) Hospital.
He was a longtime chesterLudlow area resident. For five years Mr. Paul
was a painter and worked for his brother. Earlier, he worked at J.M. Benson
in Wallingford, Conn. He was also a chief estimator for Matera Tile in
Quincy, Mass., and was a carpet installer for several companies for many
years. Also, he worked at General Electric Co. in Rutland., Vt. He was
a parishioner of Ludlow United Church. He served in the Rutland Army Reserves
for nine years. Mr. Paul was a member of Ballard-Hobart American Legion
Post 36 in Ludlow. He was born in Ludlow on Jan. 4, 1949, the son of Arthur
Sr. and Elizabeth (Bouchard) Paul.
Mr. Paul attended Ludlow schools and Black River High School in Ludlow.
Survivors include his mother, Elizbeth Bouchard of Bristol, R.I.; two sons,
Michael Paul of Springfield and Brian Paul of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter,
Cathy Paul of Chester; two brothers, David Paul of Baltimore and Howard
Paul of Ludlow; two sisters, Viola Quelch of Brattleboro, Vt., and Theresa
Beckwith of Fort Edward, N.Y.; one granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews
and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Richard and Ernest Paul.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Adams-Gendron
Funeral Home, 12 Meadow St. in Ludlow.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at Ludlow United Church, with
the Rev. William Scherwerts officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience
of the family in Pleasantview Cemetery in Ludlow.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice.
Lena Morgan, 99
SPRINGFIELD -- Lena E. Morgan, 99, died Monday morning (July 8, 1996)
at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness.
For the past 10 years, she resided at the nursing home and was a former
longtime Proctorsville resident. She was born in Weston, Vt., on June 27,
1897, the daughter of Julius and Edith (Wadlugh) Goux.
She attended schools in Weston. Her husband, Jack Morgan, died earlier.
Survivors include three sons, Leon P. Morgan of Newport, N.H., Arthur
Morgan of Proctorsville, and David Morgan of Bradford, Vt.; three daughters,
Lillian Benoit of Claremont, Mildred Brown of Taftsville, Vt., and Rosemary
Martin of Springfield; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was also predeceased by a daughter, Doris Brown; and three sons, Ernest,
George and Frank Morgan.
There are no visiting hours. Graveside committal services will be held
at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cavendish Village Cemetery, with the Rev. Joe Jewell,
pastor of Springfield United Methodist Church, officiating. The Davis Memorial
Chapel, 99 Summer St., in Springfield, is in charge of arrangements.
Edith Marsh, 82
CLAREMONT -- Edith Florence S. Marsh, 82, of 3 Citizen St., died Monday
evening (July 8, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont after a
For the past 36 gears, she lived in Claremont and formerly resided
in Springfield, Hartland, Windsor, Cornish and Orford, N.H. She enjoyed
her family and working in her garden. She was born in Williamstown, Vt.,
on April 19, 1914, the daughter of William and Ethel (Colby) Stevens. On
Sept. 23, 1932, she married Clyde Bert Marsh. He died June 12, 1996.
Survivors include four sons, Paul Marsh of Meriden, Richard and James
Marsh, both of Claremont, and Clyde Marsh Jr., of Croydon; two daughters,
Mrs. Charles (Priscilla) Abbott of Cornish and Mrs. Richard (Linda) Buckley
of Rialto, Calif.; 24 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and several
nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Mrs. Theodore (Lucille) Stearns
formerly of Claremont in 1992; one brother, Clinton Stevens; one granddaughter;
two grandsons; and two great-grandchildren. Friends may call from 7 to
9 p.m. Wednesday at Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St., in Claremont.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Stringer Funeral Horne,
with the Rev. Robert Perrigo Jr., pastor of Claremont New Life Worship
Center, officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in
Roger Lapointe, 60
WINDSOR -- Roger E. Lapointe, 60, of Country Estates, died Sunday (July
7, 1996) at Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction,
Vt., after a brief illness. For the past 11 ~years, he lived in Windsor
and was a former longtime Chesterfield, N.H., resident.
Mr. Lapointe was a printer for the American Stratford Co. During the
Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was born in Limestone, Maine, on Nov. 23, 1935, the youngest of
13 children of Walter and Agnes (Roy) Lapointe. Survivors include one son,
R. Craig Lapointe of Brattleboro, Vt.; two daughters, Kim M. Lapointe of
Boston, Mass., and Sheila A. Colburn of Keene, N.H.; two brothers, Philip
Lapointe of Enfield, Conn., and Adrian Lapointe of Caribou, Maine, and
Boynton, Fla.; three sisters, Evelyne Cote of Grand Falls, Neb., Annie
Barcley of Norwich, Conn., and Irene Robbins of Easton, Maine; four grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday
at Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan St., in Claremont.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at
St. Mary Church in Claremont, with the Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor, as celebrant.
Cremation will follow.
Winifred Jarvis, 88
SPRINGFIELD -- Winifred W. Jarvis, 88, of Walnut Hill Road, died April
17, 1996 at Springfield Hospital after a long illness.
Since 1951, she lived in Springfield and formerly resided in New York
and New Jersey. MI'8. Jarvis and her husband formerly owned and operated
Double Four Orchards in Springfield.
She was also an artist and painted in oils. Mrs. Jarvis was a member
of Chester Art Guild and Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester, Vt.
She also exhibited her paintings at the Grist Mill Art Gallery in Chester.
Mrs. Jarvis was an avid horsewoman and was a member of the Upper Valley
Pony Club and a 4-H Horse Club. She was also a member of the Springfield
Humane Society and was a volunteer at Springfield Hospital. Mrs. Jarvis
was a longtime parishioner of Springfield United Methodist Church. She
was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 17, 1907, the daughter of John and
Edith (Barnes) Wilson. On Aug. 3, 1933, she married Lindsay Jarvis. He
died in 1985. They were married 52 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Edith A. Randle of Weston, Mass.; one
son, Richard L. Jarvis of Springfield; two granddaughters and one greatgranddaughter.
Private graveside services were held on April 19. A memorial service will
be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Springfield United Methodist Church, with
the Rev. Joe Jewell, pastor, officiating. Memorial donations may be made
to: Springfield Visiting Nurses, 366 River St., Springfield, Vt. 05156;
or to: Springfield Humane Society, P.O. Box 398, Springfield, Vt. 05156.
Everett Dutton, 87
BETHEL, Vt. -- Everett J. Dutton, 87, died Monday (July 8, 1996) at
Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, Vt. He was a longtime Bethel area resident.
Mr. Dutton began his career as a rural mail carriers in 1929 and delivered
the mail with his team of horses in Bethel and Stockbridge. He retired
Mr. Dutton also operated the family farm in Bethel and Barnard, Vt.,
in his early years.
He was a member of White River Masonic Lodge No. 90 in Bethel.
Mr. Dutton enjoyed hunting, fishing, carpentry, gardening and camping
in Nova Scotia with his wife.
He was born in Barnard on Aug. 25, 1908, the son of John and Margaret
(Baker) Dutton. He attended Morgan School in Barnard and graduated in 1925
from Whitcomb High School in Bethel.
In 1935, he married Eloise NcGlaflin. She died in 1994. Survivors include
one daughter, Judith Ladd of Brownsville; one son, John Dutton of Bethel;
five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased
by a sister, Frances Kiely, in 1971. There are no calling hours. Graveside
services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Barnard Village Cemetery.
The Day Funeral Home, 4 Franklin St., in Randolph, is in charge of arrangements.
Floyd Crofts, 79
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- Floyd A. Crofts, 79, died Friday (July
5, 1996) at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mr.
Crofts had moved to Claremont in 1938, and later moved to White River Junction.
For a short period he worked for the Central Vermont Railroad, then as
a salesman at the Goddard Bakery of Claremont and later at the Tip Top
Bakery in White River Junction until he retired in 1975.
Mr. Croft was a member of the United Methodist Church. He was a member
of the Bugbee Senior Center. Mr. Croft was also a member of the OES in
White River Junction and of the Hiram Lodge No. 9 F.&A.M., of Claremont.
He was born in St. Albans, Vt., on June 12, 1917, the son of Fred and Grace
Mr. Crofts attended schools in St. Albans. On June 22, 1937, he married
Lila Ruth Kelley in Enosburg, Vt.
Survivors include his wife, Lila Ruth Crofts of White River Junction;
one son, Raymond F. Crofts of Burnt Hills, N.Y.; one daughter, Linda Moore
of Concord, N.H.; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday at the Hartford
Cemetery in White River Junction. Memorial donations may be made to: United
Methodist Church at 32 Gates Street, White River Junction, Vt. 05001; or
to: Bugbee Senior Center in White River Junction, Vt. 05001. The Knight
Funeral Home of White River Junction is in charge of the arrangements.
Loretta DeDeo, 60
CAVENDISH -- Loretta F. (Barrows) DeDeo, 60, died Saturday (July 6,
1996) at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield. She had lived in Troy,
N.Y., for 40 years before moving to Cavendish one year ago. She was employed
at the Stanley Clothing Store in Troy for many years.
Miss DeDeo was a former member of the Springfield Moose Lodge.
She was born in Weybridge, Vt., on March 10, 1936, the daughter of
Ervin J. and Ruth (LaMotte) Barrows. She received her education at Weybridge
and Middlebury, Vt., schools. Survivors include three brothers, Robert
E. Barrows of Fayetteville, N.C., Eugene T. Barrows of Whitwell, Tenn.,
and William Barrows of Cavendish; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Marjorie Rankin and Eleanor Kimball.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., on Tuesday at the Cavendish
Village Cemetery with the Rev. Joseph Lagor, officiating. There will be
no visiting hours.
The Adams-Gendron Funeral Home of Ludlow is in charge of the arrangementB.
Raymond Brown, 71
CLAREMONT -- Raymond Austin Brown, 71, of Belmont Avenue, died Friday
(July 5, 1996) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity following a
long illness. Mr. Brown had resided in Claremont for the past five years
and previously lived for many years in Derry, N.H. He worked in shoe shops
his whole career including, for many years, Fifth Avenue Shoe Shop, the
Ornsteen Wool Heel Company of Haverhill, Mass., and he retired from Al
Rose Shoe Company of Exeter, N.H. During World War II he served in the
U.S. Army. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans Association.
Mr. Brown enjoyed county music and sang in the choir. Mr. Brown was
a loving husband, father and grandfather who liked bingo and fishing. He
was born in South Groveland, Mass., on April 4, 1925, the son of Austin
E. and Locade C. (Jurgen) Brown. Survivors include his wife, Eileen Marilyn
(Miller) Brown of Claremont, whom he married on Sept. 17, 1951; one daughter,
Mrs. Phillip (Serie Rose) Brown Randall of Claremont; his mother, Mrs.
Locade Catherine Brown of South Groveland; three granddaughters; one grandson;
two great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Joyce Prescott of South Groveland;
and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother,
Kenneth Baston Jr., in 1993.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday at the First United
Methodist Church on Sullivan Street in Claremont, with the Rev. David Thompson,
pastor, officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors conducted
in Mt. View Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours.
The Stringer Funeral Home of Claremont is in charge of the arrangements.
Clayton Perry, 87
NEWPORT -- Clayton R. Perry, 87, of Pleasant Street, died Wednesday
(July 3, 1996) at the New London Hospital in New London, N.H. Mr. Perry
had been a Newport resident for most of his life.
He was employed at the Newport Clothing Co., as a cutter for 35 years
and at Wellesley College in the food service department for seven years.
He was born in Newport on March 6, 1909, the son of Francis and Nettie
(King) Perry. She was a graduate of the Towle High School class of 1929.
Survivors include several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by his wife, Arlene (Alexander) Perry in 1986; and one son, Clayton R.
Perry Jr., in 1965. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday
in the South Congregational Church on South Main Street in Newport, with
the Rev. Alice Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in the North Newport
Cemetery. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. on Monday in the NewtonBartlett
Funeral Home at 42 Main Street in Newport. Memorial donations may be made
to the charity of one's choice.
Dorothy Hart, 74
CLAREMONT -- Dorothy M. Hart, 74, formerly of 6 Cottage St., died Thursday
afternoon (July 11, 1996) at Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity, after
a long illness. For the past 56 years, she lived in Claremont and formerly
resided in Irasburg, Orleans and Stowe, Vt. Mrs. Hart was a district manager
and dealer for Sarah Coventry and a Tupperware sales representative. Previously,
she was a clerk at J. J. Newberry's and sectional manager for W. T. Grant
stores. Earlier, Mrs. Hart was a top stitcher at the former International
Shoe Co. in Claremont. She enjoyed genealogy and working with children.
For 10 years, Mrs. Hart was a Girl Scout Leader and Girl Scout Co-Chairman.
She was also registrar for Sullivan County Girl Scout Troops for five years.
Mrs. Hart was a 4-H Leader for 13 years and a member of Sullivan County
4-H Leaders Association. For several years, she was chairman, secretary
and international relations chairman of Sullivan County Home Economics
Extension Advisory Council. In 1954, Mrs. Hart organized the Edgewood Extension
Group and served as chairman for 15 years.
She was a longtime communicant of St. Mary Parish in Claremont. Mrs.
Hart was a member of Court Virgil H. Barber No. 892 Catholic Daughters
of the Americas; the Family of Mary Prayer Group; and a Junior Catholic
Daughter leader. She was born in Irasburg, Vt., on April 25, 1922, the
daughter of Jasper D. and Margaret T. (Lackard) Sanville. She attended
schools in Irasburg, Orleans and Stowe. On Feb. 19, 1940, she married Wayne
Conner Hart Sr. He died in 1989.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Pamela) Stringer of
Claremont and Mrs. Burton (Patricia) Nault of Concord, N.H.; one son, Wayne
C. Hart Jr. of Unity; two brothers, Harvey and Maurice Sanville of Irasburg;
12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Stringer Funeral Home, 146
Broad St., in Claremont. Catholic Daughters members will conduct a service
at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at
St. Mary Church on Central Street in Claremont. Interment will follow in
St. Mary Cemetery in West Claremont. The family suggests memorial donations
may be made to: St. Mary Parish, 32 Central St., Claremont, N.H. 03743.
Michael Chorostynski, 80
NORTH WALPOLE -- Michael Chorostynski, 80, of Forest Street, died Wednesday
(July 10, 1996) at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
He was a longtime North Walpole resident and came to the United States
from Poland following World War II. Mr. Chorostynski formerly worked at
Fellows Gear Shaper Co. in Springfield and retired in 1984. Earlier, he
worked at Moore 4 Thompson Paper Co. and at Standard Paper Co., formerly
in Bellows Falls. Since retiring, he had worked for Jancewicz & Son
Roofing Co. of Bellows Falls. Mr. Chorostynski was an avid gardener raising
flowers, vegetables and fruit. During World War II, he served in the Polish
Army. Mr. Chorostynski was a member of the Polish-American Club in Bellows
Falls. He was born in Poland on Jan. 17, 1916.
In 1945, he married Stefania Kowalski. Survivors include his wife,
Stefania of North Walpole; two daughters, Helena Coburn of South Hampton,
Mass., and Mary Chivers of North Springfield; and two grandchildren in
Keene, N.H.; and two grandchildren in North Springfield. Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home,
55 Westminster St., in Bellows Falls, with the Rev. Anthony DiRusso as
celebrant. Friends may call one hour before the service Saturday at the
Burial will take place later at the convenience of the family. Memorial
contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Drawer C, Montpelier,