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Alice Burton, 90
ASHLAND, Mass. -- Alice MacFarlane Burton, 90, died Friday (May 9, 1997) at her residence.
Mrs. Burotn was a former resident of Pittsford, Vt., Mount Holly, Vt., and Rutland Town, Vt., prior to moving to Ashland in 1992.

She was born in Wallingford, Vt., on May 24, 1906, the daughter of Albert E. and Alice May (Wilson) MacFarlane.

Survivors include two daughters, Joanne Bixby of Southboro, Mass., and Margaret Mooney of Greenfield, Mass.; four sons, David Burton of West Bridgewater, Vt., Richard Burton of Banbury Oxen, England, Allen Burton of Pierson, Fla., and John Burton of Springfield; one brother, Wil- liam MacFarlane of Rutland; also grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alan C. Burton, and one son, Russell R. Burton.

Graveside services were held today in the Greenhill Cemetery in Wallingford.

There were no public calling hours.

The Aldous Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt.

05602. 

Albert Hamel, 86
CLAREMONT -- Albert J.
Hamel, 86, of Hillside Terrace, died Saturday (May 10, 1997) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a long illness.

Mr. Hamel was a longtime Claremont resident.

He was an accomplished woodcrafter and loved to repair antique furniture. He had repaired furniture for the Rockefellers, Henry Ford and Kate Smith. He had been employed by Davis & Simonds Lumber as a furniture maker and was well-known for his King's Arrow Pine furniture. One particular bedroom set he had crafted was sent to President Dwight Eisenhower. He was later employed as a carpenter by Dartmouth College until his retirement in 1975.

Mr. Hamel was a communicant of St. Mary Parish and was a former member of the Father Cote Council of the Knights of Columbus.

He was born in Alphonse, Canada on June 25, 1910, the son of Joseph and Leda (Rodrique) Hamel.

On June 23, 1930, he married Bernadette Merchand in St.

Mary Church in Claremont.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Bernadette Hamel of Claremont; three sons, Ronald Hamel of Lawton, Okla., Michael Hamel and Paul Hamel, both of Claremont; three daughters, Beverly Poole of Palmyra, N.J., Jacqueline Peymann of Medford, N.Y., and Linda Benjamin of Claremont; 21 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; one brother, Roger Hamel of Claremont; two sisters, Cecile Hardy of Claremont and Evelyn Leach of Manchester, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one daughter, Claire Hamel; one son, Victor Hamel; and one grandson, Jacob Hamel.

A Christian Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Church with the Rev. Gilmond Boucher, parochial vicar, as celebrant.

Graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont. 

Arnold Chandler Sr., 77
CLAREMONT -- Arnold A.
Chandler Sr., 77, of Leslie Avenue, died Monday (May 12, 1997) at his home after a long illness.

He had been a Claremont resident for most of his life.

Mr. Chandler served in the Navy from 1939 to 1945, achieving the rank of chief pharmacist. In 1949, he passed the Vermont State Board of Pharmacy and worked at Wheeler's Pharmacy in Springfield. He later worked at CANEL in Middletown, Conn.

In 1952, he returned to the Claremont area and worked at Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield until his retirement in 1978.

Mr. Chandler was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Springfield, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Blind Veterans Association.

He was born in Claremont on Nov. 19, 1919, the son of Frederick and Abbie (Jerry) Chandler.

Mr. Chandler was a 1937 graduate of Stevens High School.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Sophie (Obymako) Chandler of Claremont; two sons, Arnold Chandler Jr. o Concord, N.H., and James Chandler of Charlestown; three grandsons; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; two sisters, Mona Brody and Elizabeth Dagenais, both of Claremont; one brother, Donald Chandler of Ohio; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Chandler and Harold Chandler.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Stringer Funeral Home with the Rev. Kevin P. Cross, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. Mary Cemetery.

Calling hours are from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service in the funeral home. 

Cheryl Hill
BELLOWS FALLS -- Cheryl Jean Hill of North Trailer Park died suddenly Friday (May 9, 1997) at her home.
Prior to moving to Bellows Falls, she had resided in Massachusetts.

Mrs. Hill was a member of the Immanuel Episcopal Church in Bellows Falls.

She was born in Marlboro, Mass., the daughter of Edward and Jean Moore.

Mrs. Hill attended schools in Massachusetts.

In 1970, she married Herbert Hill in Bellows Falls. He died May 26, 1995.

Survivors include one daughter, Nicole Barratt of Kingsland, Ga.; one brother, Edward Moore of Massachusetts; three sisters; one half brother, Allen Geldart of Claremont; and nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Bellows Falls.

There will be no calling hours.

The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home of Bellows Falls is handling the arrangements. 

Chance Johnson, 29
ALSTEAD -- Chance C.
Johnson, 29, died Saturday (May 10, 1997) at the UMC Clinic Trauma Center in Las Vegas, Nev.

Mr. Johnson had worked in numerous restaurants throughout the Boston, Mass., area specializing in catering.

Most recently he was a United Parcel Service employee in Las Vegas and was employee of the month in April 1997.

He was a member of the Third Congregational Church of Alstead.

Mr. Johnson was an organ donor and helped four people with the donation of four or gans He was born in Key West, Fla., on Dec. 28, 1967, the son of Roger and Judy (Walker) Johnson.

Mr. Johnson received his education in Dublin, N.H., schools and was most recently a full-time student at UNLV in Nevada.

Survivors include his parents of Troupburg, N.Y.; his paternal grandfather, Kelsey Johnson of California; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Walker of Alstead; two brothers, Kerry Johnson of Hornell, N.Y., and Byron Johnson of Las Vegas; one sister, Shanna Johnson of Syracuse, N.Y.; his girlfriend, Victoria Sinclair of Las Vegas; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Third Congregational Church in Alstead with the Rev. Janice Howe officiating.

Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Alstead.

Visiting hours are private.

Memorial donations may be made to: Chance C. Johnson Memorial Fund in care of Rick Walker, 69 Collie Brook Road, East Hampton, Conn. 06424.

The Adams-Gendron Funeral Home of Chester is handling the arrangements. 

Earle Lique, 77
LAKE BAY, Wash. -- Earle F. Lique, 77, died at Tacoma General Hospital on April 24, 1997, after a long illness.
Mr. Lique was a longtime former Bellows Falls and Walpole resident before moving to the West Coast.

He had worked at Moore % Thompson Paper Mill, the Walpole Highway Department and at a local poultry farm.

After moving west, he became a manager of a poultry farm and retired in 1982.

He was a member of the Vermont National Guard.

Mr. Lique enjoyed doing photography for family and friends.

He was born in Hartford, Vt., on Feb. 8, 1920, the son of Frederick and Eva (Coutermarsh) Lique.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Spaulding) Lique of Lake Bay; four daughters, Ruth Newton of Meriden, Conn., Kathy Rogerson of Pueblo, Colo., Laurie Johnson of Tacoma, Wash., and Kimberly Lique of Lake Bay; two sons, Tom Lique of Gig Harbor, Wash., and John Lique of Tacoma; 11 grandchildren; one sister, Geraldine Wagher of Hartford, Vt.; five brothers, Richard Lique of Perkinsville, Raymond Lique of Canaan, N.H., Philip Lique of Modesto, Calif., Paul Lique of Pepperell, Mass., and Charles Lique of Littleton; also several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Evelyn Howard Lique, and two sisters, Cecelia Sprague and Phyliss Sartelle.

Services were held in Washington. 

Edwin Candon, 79
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. -Word has been received that Edwin John Candon, 79, died, Saturday (May 10, 1997) at his residence.
Mr. Candon was a retired machine operator of the General Electric Co. in Rutland, Vt.

He was a member of the St.

Joseph Catholic Church in Zephyrhills and a past member of the Knights of Columbus in Rutland.

He was born in Rutland.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor (Bruce) Candon of Zephyrhills; two sons, John Bruce Candon of Claremont and Daniel Edwin Candon of Manchester, N.H.; two daugh- ters, Bonita "Bonnie" Candon of Zephyrhills and Amy (Can- don) Chamberlain of Rutland; and one sister, Mrs. Raymond Olson of Proctor, Vt.

He was predeceased by one brother, Ralph Candon.

The Coleman and Ferguson Co., in Zephyrhills is handling the arrangements. 

Edith Norton, 80
BRADFORD -- Edith G.
Norton, 80, of County Road, died Friday (May 9, 1997) at New London Hospital.

She had been a BradfordSunapee area resident for the past 11 years and had previously resided in Carver, Mass., for 22 years prior to moving to New Hampshire.

Mrs. Norton had worked at the former Haus Edelweiss Bed and Breakfast in Sunapee with her daughter and son-in-law.

She acted as hostess and was known for making every guest feel welcome and comfortable.

Earlier in life she was a partner in the family Antique Auction Gallery in Carver.

Mrs. Norton enjoyed gardening, bird watching and collecting sandwich glass and 17th-century furniture.

Mrs. Norton also enjoyed the companionship of her dogs and cats.

She was born in Arlington, Mass., on Jan. 27, 1917, the daughter of Wallace and Lillian (Berton) Benjamin.

Survivors include one son, Clinton L. Norton of Pownal, Maine; two daughters, Sandra Balogh of Middleborough, Mass., and Lillian NortonMcGonnigal of Bradford; nine grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Clinton L.

Norton Jr.; three brothers, Berton Benjamin, William Benjamin and Robert Benjamin; also one sister, Lillian Chauvin.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday (May 17, 1997) at the United Parish of Carver with the Rev. Robert Merritt officiating.

There will be no visiting hours.

Memorial donations may be made to the Senior Companion Program, P.O. Box 1016, Concord, N.H. 03302.

The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport is handling the arngements. 

Elizabeth Lamere, 95
TUSCON, Ariz. -- Elizabeth Dow Lamere, 95, died Wednesday (May 7, 1997).
Mrs. Lamere had been a Tuscon resident since 1969 and had previously resided in Bellows Falls.

She was a member of the Cavendish chapter of the DAR.

Mrs. Lamere will be remembered for her long and active life and the love and care she gave her family.

She was born in Bellows Falls the daughter of George and Kate (Buxton) Dow.

Survivors include two daughters, Katherine Snell Read of Tuscon and Mary Elizabeth Hosley of Bellows Falls; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Edward "Pete" Vayo and James Lamere.

A memorial Mass was held Saturday in St. Pius X Church in Tuscon.

Burial will be in the Dow family plot in Bellows Falls.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home of Bellows Falls is handling local arrangements. 

Emily Levey, 78
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Word has been received that Emily Katherine Levey, 78, died in Cleveland.
Mrs. Levey was raised in Cornish and had resided in Connecticut and Watertown, Mass., for many years until she moved to Lakeland, Fla., after the death of her husband.

Mrs. Levey was a nurse, and during World War II, she worked for Colt Industries in Hartford, Conn., where she was also involved in the Civil Defense effort and helped to rehabilitate blind veterans.

Mrs. Levey worked as a mental health nurse for the state of Massachusetts and for B.F.

Goodrich. In Florida she worked as a private-duty nurse.

Mrs. Levey was active in the American Legion Auxiliary and is past president of Watertown Legion Auxiliary Post No. 99, and she stayed active in Legion activities in Florida.

In Lakeland she additionally was involved in the 8-40 Club, where she held numerous posts, and the Lakeland A.S.P.C.A.-PAWS group, which works to save abandoned animals. She volunteered at least once a week in the group's store to help raise money to support its efforts.

Mrs. Levey was an expert needlecrafter and tailor.

She was born in Roxbury, Vt., on July 5, 1918, the daughter of Joseph and Josephine Tierney.

Mrs. Levey was a 1938 graduate of Kimball Academy in Meriden and a 1941 graduate of Waltham Hospital Nursing School in Waltham, Mass.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Travis (Donna) Ballew of Cleveland, Ohio; one granddaughter; five sisters, Louise Spaulding, Marion Barneau, Ruth Stone, Barbara Wall and Polly Monette; two brothers, Robert Tierney and William Tierney; 29 nieces and nephews; 42 great-nieces and great-nephews; and four greatgreat-nieces and great-greatnephews.

She was predeceased by four nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held Saturday in the United Church of Cornish.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Murphy-Weisman Fellowship, Division of Hematology-Oncology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, 2074 Abington Road Cleveland, Ohio 44106. 

Ernest Kall, 84
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -Ernest Theodore Kall, 84, of Birge Street, died Monday (May 12, 1997) at his home.
A Brattleboro native, he resided in Pennsylvania for a time and returned to Brattleboro.

Mr. Kall was employed at Bethlehem (Pa.) Steel Co., and later he worked at Brattleboro Roofing and Sheet Metal Co.

for many years.

Mr. Kall was also a caretaker at the Anthony property in Guilford.

He was born in Brattleboro on Jan. 1, 1913, the son of Linde and Agnes (Hedman) Kall.

Mr. Kall received his education in Brattleboro schools.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda Ruth Lowe of Westminster; one sister, Ruth Kall of Brattleboro; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He was predeceased by one son, Ernest Lee Kall in 1966, and two sisters, Linnea Alexander and Anna Nyman.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Ker, Westerlund & Fleming Funeral Home with the Rev.

Peter Hanson of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating.

Burial will be in Locust Ridge Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home in Brattleboro.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, Vt. 05301; or to: American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 12 Hurrican Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05496. 

Ernest Punt, 76
KEENE, N.H. -- Ernest R.
Punt, 76, of Iceland Circle, died Friday (May 9, 1997) at his home.

He had been a lifelong resident of Keene.

Mr. Punt worked for Holmes Transportation Co. for 32 years.

During World War II, he served in the Army's 10th Armored Division in Europe and received the Purple Heart.

Mr. Punt was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No 799 of Keene.

He was born in Keene on Aug. 27, 1920, the son of George and Mary (Driscoll) Punt.

Mr. Punt received his education in Keene schools.

Survivors include his wife, Priscilla (Barnard) Punt of Keene; two sons, Brian P. Punt of Littleton, Colo., and Jay M.

Punt of Walpole; one daughter, Lisa A. Muchmore of Walpole; one brother, Francis Punt of New Britain, Conn.; two sisters, Helen Smith of Southington, Conn., and Pauline Jackson of Springfield; nine grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial was held today in St. Bernard's Church of Keene.

Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery.

The Fletcher Funeral Home handled the arrangements. 

Hazel Gregonis, 81
BELLOWS FALLS -- Hazel Gregonis, of Oak Street, died Tuesday (May 6, 1997) at the Springfield Hospital.
She was a lifelong Bellows Falls resident.

Mrs. Gregonis had worked as a clerk for many years at the Newberry Five and Dime Store in Bellows Falls.

She was born in Bellows Falls on Oct. 29, 1915, the daughter of Elmon and Lena (LaRose) 013ette.

Mrs. Gregonis attended schools in Bellows Falls and was a graduate of Bellows Falls High School.

On June 26, 1946, she married Joseph J. Gregonis in Bellows Falls. He died on April 21, 1978.

Survivors include three brothers, Roland O'Dette of Bellows Falls, Ernest O'Dette of Rockingham and George O'Dette of Long Island, N.Y.; three sisters, Mildred Simonds of Saxtons River, Doris Goyette of Newport and Marion MacDonald of Tewksbury, Mass; and nieces, nephews, greatnieces and great-nephews.

She was predeceased by one brother, Dana O'Dette and one sister, Elaine O'Dette.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday in the Saint Charles Church in Bellows Falls with the Rev. James McShane as celebrant.

Burial will be at the Saint Charles Cemetery in Westminster after the services. 

Kenneth 'Tink' Robinson, 51
PLAINFIELD -- Kenneth "Tink" Robinson, 51, of Brook Road, died Tuesday (May 13, 1997) at the DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
He was a lifelong Lebanon area resident.

Mr. Robinson had been employed at Interstate Tire in West Lebanon and Gateway Motors. He had owned and operated Main Street Shell Garage in West Lebanon and Plaza Shell Garage in White River Junction for several years. He had also worked at NAPA Auto Parts and Sears before his recent retirement.

Most recently Mr. Robinson was doing odd repair work for friends as he was always willing to help people and fix things that were broken. He loved to "tinker" and thus acquired the nickname "Tink." Mr. Robinson enjoyed "wheeling and dealing" with tractors, machinery, golf carts: buying them, fixing them up and making deals to sell them.

Most important to him was his wife, children and his 14 years of sobriety in AA.

He was a member of the Grafton County Fish and Game Club and the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Robinson was also a member of the Round Up line dancing club.

He was born in Lebanon on Aug. 18, 1945, the son of Kenneth G. and Ella (Collins) Rob Mr. Robinson attended West Lebanon High School and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1964.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene (Eldridge) Robinson of Plainfield; three sons, Travis Robinson of Plainfield, Bruce Robinson of Sharon, Vt., and Chris Robinson of California; two brothers, Thomas Robinson of St. Petersburg, Fla., and John Robinson of Lebanon; one sister, Mary Barr of Claremont; his stepfather, Clark Roberts Sr. of Pennsylvania; two half brothers, Clark Roberts Jr. and Clyde Roberts, both of White River Junction; two stepsisters, Nancy Hilton of West Lebanon and Shelda Moon of Florida; his first wife, Gale Brown of White River Junction; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father; his mother; his stepmother, Ruth Robinson; and one sister, Jane Robinson Baker.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Ricker Funeral Home at 56 School St. in Lebanon.

A reception and celebration of his life will follow at the Round Up, Kelton Complex, on Route 14 in Hartford, Vt.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the John Roberts Counseling Services Inc., 1 School St., Lebanon, N.H. 03766, to set up a trust fund for alcohol counseling and treatment. 

Marilyn Harmon, 64
RUTLAND, Vt. -- Marilyn Louise Harmon, 64, formerly of Springfield, died Monday (May 12, 1997) at the Rutland Regional Medical Center affer a long illness.
Mrs. Harmon had been employed as a nursing aide in the local area for many years.

She was born in Springfield on Oct. 26, 1932, the daughter of Herman and Edith Moore.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Harmon of Rutland, and one son, Stephen Harmon of Rutland.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Aldous Funeral Home at 44 North Main St. in Rutland.

Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home. 

Margaret Williams, 102
WALPOLE -- Margaret Dudley Williams, 102, died Thursday (May 1, 1997) at the Genesis Elder-Care in Keene, N.H.
Mrs. Williams enjoyed writing and had contributed articles to newspapers and periodicals all her life.

During World War I, she was an American Red Cross volunteer.

She was a member of the Worcester, Mass., chapter of the National League of Pen Women.

Mrs. Williams was a member of the First Unitarian Church of Worcester and the president of the Unitarian Alliance.

The Walnut Hill School presented Mrs. Williams with the Non Nobis Solum Award on her 100th birthday. The award honors an alumna "whose life accomplishments most exemplify the tradition Walnut Hill has sought to foster in its students." She was born in Milton, Mass., on April 17, 1895.

Mrs. William attended Miss Carol's School in West Newton, Mass.; Miss Cushman's in Brookline, Mass.; Miss Winsor's in Boston, Mass.; and graduated in 1912 from Walnut Hill School in Natick, Mass.

In 1922, she married John Harris Williams. He died previously.

Survivors include one niece, Mary Forbes Hanna of Pittsburgh, and several greatnieces, great-nephews, greatgreat-nieces and great-greatnephews.

Graveside services will be held at a later date.

The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home of Bellows Falls is handling the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to: the Unitarian Church of Walpole, N.H. 03608; or to: Cedarcrest School, 91 Maple Ave., Keene, N.H. 03431. 

Millie Berthold, 104
PROCTORSVILLE -- Word has been received that Millie V.
Pollard Berthold, 104, formerly of Proctorsville, died Feb. in a nursing home in Minneapolis, Minn.

Mrs. Berthold held the position of head artist for 11 years at Thompson-Smith Co., a greeting card printing company.

In 1932, she vacationed in the popular artist colony at Provincetown, Mass., where she met her future husband, Bryant F. Pollard.

In 1925, after their marriage they purchased the Otis Skinner family home (Golden Stage Inn). Mr. Pollard was a partner in the Pollard Bros.

General Store and he had an i insurance business.

Mrs. Berthold continued her art career for 11 years designing greeting cards for a Vermont printer. Then with the sudden death of her husband, she continued the insurance business for another five years.

She was a member of the St.

James Methodist Church.

Mrs. Berthold sold her Vermont home in 1963 and purchased another one in Minneapolis. In 1965, she married a recently widowed old friend, Reinhart Berthold. They moved to Thompson, Conn., and he died in 1974.

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 17, 1892.

Mrs. Berthold attended All Girl School in Brooklyn and New York School of Applied Design for Women. She later continued her art studies in Springfield, Minneapolis and Worcester, Mass.

Survivors include one daughter, Vicki Wilson of Minneapolis; one son, Fred Pollard of Canton, N.Y.; three grandsons; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, at Fieldcrest Cemetery in Proctorsville.

There will be an opportunity to meet the family at the St.

James Methodist Church after the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. James Methodist Church in Proctorsville.

The McReavy Funeral Chapel of Minnesota is handling the arrangements. 

Nancy Braley, 54
ENFIELD CENTER, N.H. -Nancy Arlene Braley, 54, died Friday (May 10, 1997) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a long illness.
Mrs. Braley moved to the Upper Valley in 1987 and had previously resided in Concord, N.H.

Mrs. Braley worked in the nursing department of Concord Hospital from 1960 until 1984, when she worked at the New Hampshire Kidney Center in Concord until 1987. Since 1989, she had been employed by the Hanover Co-op Food Store, working most recently as the deli night manager.

She was born in Concord on Oct. 24, 1942, the daughter of Stuart E. and Arlene (Millett) Martin.

Mrs. Braley was a 1960 graduate of Concord High School.

On Nov. 17, 1984, she married Kenneth Braley.

Survivors include her husband, Kenneth Braley of Palmer Road, Enfield Center; her mother and her stepfather, Arlene and Darrell Bryant Sr.

of Randolph, Maine; two daughters, Sandra D. Smith of Springfield and Shannon Williamson of Concord; one son, David Williamson of Concord; one stepson, Keith A. Braley of Sanford, Maine; one stepdaughter, Kathleen Rodd of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Judy Shore of Grafton, Vt.; two stepbrothers, Darrell Bryant Jr., of Randolph and David Bryant of Pittston, Maine; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Ricker Funeral Home at 56 School St. in Lebanon with the Rev. Sharon Frank officiating.

Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Boscawen, N.H.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Norris Cotton Cancer Center, DHMC, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756. 

Norman Boivin, 59
CLAREMONT -- Norman Leo Boivin, 59, of Broad Street, died Thursday (May 8, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
He was a Claremont native and lifelong resident.

Mr. Boivin was a laster and cutter for several years in the area shoe shops and retired from Encore Shoe.

He served in the Navy.

Cooking was his favorite hobby.

He was born in Claremont on Aug. 11, 1937, the son of Ronald J. and Catherine (Cook) Boivin.

Survivors include his mother, Catherine (Cook) Boivin of Claremont; one brother, Michael Boivin of Laurel, Md.; two sisters, Mrs. Leon (Janet) Morin and Linda Maccioli Leonard, both of Claremont; also aunts, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Ronald J. "Pete" Boivin on Sept. 11, 1980.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m.

Tuesday in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in St.

Mary Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. 

Oscar Cook, 82
CLAREMONT -- Oscar Atwood Cook, 82, formerly of 64 Pearl St., died Wednesday (May 7, 1997) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home after a long illness.
Mr. Cook had resided in Claremont for most of his life.

He retired from Joy Manufacturing Co. where he worked as an expediter for more than 40 years and had previously worked at Montgomery-Ward Department Store.

Mr. Cook was an avid fisherman.

He was born in Hartford, Vt., on Nov. 16, 1914.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Wolpack of Upland, Calif.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one son, Donald R. Cook on July 24, 1996.

Graveside committal services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in St. Mary Cemetery with the Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor of St.

Mary Church, officiating.

The Stringer Funeral Home of Claremont is handling the arrangements. 

Rebecca Crosier, 82
PLAINFIELD -- Rebecca B.
Crosier, 82, died Tuesday (May 6, 1997) at the Lebanon Center Genesis Eldercare in Lebanon.

She had resided in Plainfield since 1960, and previously resided in Randolph, Vt. and Rutland, Vt.

Mrs. Crosier was a nurse and in that capacity had been the health officer in Randolph, a nurse at Vermont Technical College and the public health officer in Plainfield.

During World War II, she served in the Army Nurses Corps in New Guinea and the Philippines.

Mrs. Crosier was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Thomas Chittenden Chapter.

Mrs. Crosier, in her later years, raised Scottish terriers and was a member of the New England Scottish Terrier Club.

She was born in Littleton, N.H., on March 20, 1915, the daughter of Charles and Harriet (Cross) Benedict.

Mrs. Crosier was a 1933 graduate of Rutland High School and a 1937 graduate of the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing.

She did postgraduate work in public health in Simmons College in Boston and McGill University in Montreal.

On Aug. 11, 1946, she married Robert V. Crosier. He died in 1984.

Survivors include three sons, Conant E. Crosier of Seattle, Wash., Jonathan Crosier of Montesano, Wash., and Verne Crosier of Rollinsford, N.H.; and three grandchildren.

At the request of Mrs.

Crosier, there will be no services.

The arrangements are being handled by the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. 

Roselba Miller, 82
ENFIELD, N.H. -- Roselba Hazel Miller, 82, died Wednesday (May 14, 1997) at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
Mrs. Miller had been employed as a cook at the Beaman Estates in Cornish and later was employed as a nurses aide at the Sullivan County Home in Unity for several years.

Mrs. Miller greatly enjoyed her family.

She was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., on June 8, 1914, the daughter of Alfred and Mirtie (Brown) DuBois.

Mrs. Miller received her education in St. Johnsbury schools.

On March 20, 1937, she married Everett E. Archibald. He died in 1958. On Oct. 10, 1960, she married Carroll E. Miller and he died later that year.

Survivors include two sons, Howard Archibald of Newport and Armand Archibald of Enfield; six daughters, Ann LaCourse of Roanoke, Va., Marion Nelson of Claremont, Roselba Simino of Cornish, Martha Cooper of Cornish Flat, Doreen Teachout of Florida and Beverly Bennett of St.

Johnsbury; one half brother, Donald Dingman of Winchester, N.H.; 37 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-greatgrandchildren; and one cousin, Violet Jones of Claremont.

She was also predeceased by one son, Everett Archibald in 1994, and one daughter, Dorothy Stammers in 1986.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor with the Rev. Kenneth Hale officiating.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 

Robert Smith, 85
READING -- Robert G.
Smith, 85, died Tuesday (May 13, 1997) at Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Windsor.

Mr. Smith, originally from Massachusetts, had resided in Brattleboro, St. Johnsbury, Burlington and Montpelier, Vt., with his wife, prior to their moving to Windsor in 1953.

They lived there until 1974, when they moved to Reading for the summer months and to St. Cloud, Fla., for the winter months.

Mr. Smith was employed by the Vermont Department of Corrections for more than 37 years. He served as Vermont State Prison warden from 1960 to 1973 and retired in 1974.

He was a past president of the American Correctional Association.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Vermont Lodge No. 18 F.&A.M. in Windsor.

He was the past president and honorary member of the Windsor Rotary Club.

Mr. Smith was active in the All Souls Unitarian Church in Windsor.

He was born in Lowell, Mass., on March 24, 1912, the son of Thomas and Mabel (Gardner) Smith.

Mr. Smith was a 1930 graduate of Lowell High School and a 1935 graduate of Springfield College.

On Nov. 24, 1938, he married Bessie Ruth Johnson in Brattleboro. She died in December 1996.

Survivors include one son, Gardner Smith of Reading; one daughter, Cindy Smith of St.

Cloud, Fla.; three grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by one sister, Marion Moore.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. June 21 at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor with the Rev. Donald Boyer, rector of St. James Episcopal Church of Woodstock, Vt., officiating.

Memorial doinations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Cedar Hill Health Care Center, H.C.R. 72, Box 92, Windsor, Vt.

05089; or to: The Alzheimer's Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601; or to: The Living Garden Memorial, in care of, St. Luke's, St. Peter's Episcopal Church, St. Cloud, Fla. 34769. 

Ruth Golec, 88
CHARLESTOWN -- Ruth E.
Golec, 83, of Oakdale Apartments, formerly of North Walpole, died Wednesday (May 14, 1997) at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She had worked in housekeeping for the Rev. Anthony DiGuilio at St. Margaret Mary Church in Keene, N.H., and St.

Joseph's Church in Hinsdale, N.H.

Mrs. Golec loved reading and doing handiwork.

She was born in Bellows Falls on Oct. 16, 1913, the daughter of Charles and Agnes (Hayes) Royce.

Mrs. Golec was a 1931 gradu- ate of Bellows Falls High School.

Survivors include one son, Stanley "Jim" Golec Jr. of Gageville, Vt.; two daughters, Wilma Fairbrother of Westminster and Barbara Spaulding of Chester; one brother, Charles Royce of Enterprize, Kan.; one sister, Edna Golec of Drewsville, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; and several greatgrandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley J. Golec Sr., who died on Aug. 8, 1959, and two sisters, Cora Chabra and M. Alice Johnson.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday in St.

Peter's Church in North Walpole by the Rev. DiGuilio.

Burial will follow the service in St. Peter's Cemetery in Drew sville.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home of Bellows Falls. 

Vincent Spooner, 81
WOODSTOCK, Vt. -- Vincent Densmore Spooner, 81, died Tuesday (May 13, 1997) at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
Mr. Spooner worked in road construction and lumbering in Grantham until 1947, when he relocated with his family to Woodstock. He farmed in the Woodstock area for six years and later he and his wife bought the Silver Spoon Farm (known as the Sunset Farm, the Spooner Complex) where they farmed and raised their family. In 1979 they moved to Taftsville.

He was a member of the American Jersey Cattle Club.

Mr. Spooner enjoyed sports, particularly baseball.

He was born in Grantham on Jan. 24, 1916, the son of Leon and Ina (Sanborn) Spooner.

Mr. Spooner attended elementary school in Grantham and Towle High School in Newport.

On Sept. 4, 1937, he married Willena Mae Hastings in Goshen.

Survivors include his wife of Woodstock; three sons, Garry G. Spooner of Beddington, Maine, Dale B. Spooner of South Pomfret, Vt., and Randy G. Spooner of Colchester, Vt.; one granddaughter; also nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Vernon Spooner and Vern Spooner; and four sisters, Vivian Martin, Vera Wade, Verna Mayo, and Janet Descateau.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Taftsville Cemetery with the Rev. Pam Lucas, pastor of the Bridgewater Congregational Church, officiating.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Memorial donations may be made to: Woodstock Ambulance, HCR 68, Box 215, Woodstock, Vt. 05091; or to: Woodstock Visiting Nurses Association, Pleasant Street, Woodstock, Vt. 05091. 

William Allen, 71
WINDSOR -- William Dixon Allen, 71, died Monday (May 12, 1997) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor.
Mr. Allen worked in his early years with his parents in the family pharmacy, Allen's Pharmacy on Main Street in Hanover, N.H. He was later employed as a chef at several restaurants in the Upper Valley area. He was employed at the Windsor Diner, in Windsor for several years and later by Jenny's Frozen Food in Plainfield for many years. He retired from Bond Optics in Lebanon in 1989.

During World War II, he served in the Merchant Marines.

Mr. Allen was a member of the Windsor American Legion Post No. 25.

He was a former member of the Elks Lodge No. 1665.

Mr. Allen greatly enjoyed boating and fishing, especially at his family camp on Lake Willoughby in Westmore, Vt.

He also enjoyed cooking.

He was born in Hanover on Jan. 17, 1926, the son of Edward M. and Marion (Sheldon) Allen.

Mr. Allen received his education from Hanover schools and was a 1943 graduate of Hanover High School.

On Aug. 12, 1950, he married Kathleen "Kitty" Prevo in Windsor.

Survivors include his wife of Windsor; two sons, Michael B.

Allen and Terrance W. Allen, both of Windsor; one sister, Elizabeth Duggan of Pembroke, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by one brother, Edward M. Allen Jr., and by four sisters, Norma Hawes, Dorothy Trachier, Iris Kent and Jean Jones.

At his request, after cremation, a graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday May, 24, 1997, at the family lot in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor with the Rev. William Ellis Cobb, pastor of the Old South Congregational Church in Windsor, officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Windsor Regional Home Health Agency, RR 1, Box 6, Windsor, Vt. 05089.

The Knight Funeral Home of Windsor is handling the arrangements. 

Zedzie Zimmerman, 94
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.
Zedzie Zimmerman, 94, died April 25, 1997 in Albuquerque.

Born in Alameda, Calif., in 1902, she moved with her family from San Francisco just before the great earthquake to Biloxi, Miss., and then to other cities as required by her father's architectural work for the government.

Finally settling in Hudson, N.Y., she graduated from Oneonta teacher's college in 1921.

Mrs. Zimmerman taught grades one to three in New York state for nine years.

In 1931, she married Howard Thurlow Zimmerman and they moved to New Jersey, where her family and friends became her focus for 43 years.

In 1974, she was widowed, md during the blizzard o 1978, she drove out to Albuquerque, where she helped raise her granddaughter.

Mrs. Zimmerman was a contributer to many educational organizations and the Republican Party.

Survivors include one son, Russ Zimmerman of Westminster; one daughter, Margaret Z. Morecock of Albuquerque; and three granddaughters.

Cremation was by Sunrise Society of New Mexico.

Interment and memorial service will be held in Delhi, N.Y., in October.


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