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Alan Wright, 83
VERGENNES, Vt. -- Dr.
Alan W. Wright, 83, died Saturday at the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., after a brief illness.

He was born in Smith's Basin, N.Y., on June 3, 1914, the son of Charles and Alice (Cross) Wright. He was a Cornell University graduate.

He began his career in veterinary medicine concentrating primarily on large animals. He opened his hospital on 34 Main St., in 1941 and practiced until his retirement in 1978, when he moved to Florida. In 1980, he returned to Vermont and lived in Bristol, Vt., until moving back to Vergennes in the fall.

Mr. Wright served two terms on the Vergennes city council from 1953 to 1957. He was elected mayor in 1957 and served two terms; he also served on the Vergennes Zoning Board and Vergennes Union High School Board.

He was a 50-year member of the Vergennes Rotary Club and was elected president for a term. He was also a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of the Vergennes United Methodist Church and was a trustee for 30 years.

Survivors include two sons, Stuart Wright of Springfield, Mass., and Donald Wright of Charlestown; one daughter, Janet Wright of New York, N.Y.; a special friend, Eleanor Pratt of Vergennes; two grandchildren; two brothers, Edwin Wright and Norman Wright, both of Smith's Basin; one sister, Margaret Hodge of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tonight at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Vergennes United Methodist Church.

Memorial donations may be made to: Addison County Home Health Care, Middlebury, Vt. 05753; or to: Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, Vergennes, Vt. 05491. 

Bernard 'Shorty' Bedell, 88
HARTLAND -- Bernard "Shorty" Bedell, 88, died Tuesday at the Skilled Nursing Facility at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor after a long illness.
He was born in Monroe, N.H., on Dec. 22, 1908, the son of Eugene and Kate (Pearl) Bedell. He was a 1927 graduate of McIndoe Falls Academy in McIndoe Falls, Vt.

On July 1, 1939, he married Beatrice A. Temple in Monroe and they lived most of their lives in Windsor and Hartland.

Mr. Bedell farmed at the Old Homestead Dairy in Windsor for several years until 1965, when he began working at Vermont Log Building in Hartland, where he worked until his retirement in 1981.

Survivors include his wife, of Hartland; five sons, Eugene Bedell, David Bedell and Donald Bedell, all of Hartland, Gordon Bedell of Windsor and Robert Bedell of Fairland, Ind.; three daughters, Shirley Hart of Southfield, Mass., Phyllis Remick and Betty Eubanks, both of Hartland; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one son, Richard Bedell in 1956.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor.

Funeral services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Hartland Congregational Church with the Rev. Robert W.W. Moyer, pastor, officiating.

Committal services will follow at 3 p.m. at the Monroe Cemetery in Monroe.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center or to the Windsor Regional Home Health Agency, both at RR 1 Box 6, Windsor, Vt. 05089. 

Brenda Sheehan, 45
CLAREMONT -- Brenda F.
Sheehan, 45, of Pearl Street in Newport, died Monday at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

She was born in Raleigh, N.C., on Jan. 19, 1952, the daughter of George and Eliz- abeth (Blanchard) Lowery and, lived in the Claremont and Newport area for a number of years.

She was employed as a sales clerk at Wal-Mart in Clare- mont and previously worked as a customer service representative for First Carolina Cable of Springfield.

Ms. Sheehan was an avid bingo player.

Survivors include one daughter, Kelley Sheehan of Springfield; and her longtime companion, Kevin Hall of Charlestown.

She was predeceased by one son, John Sheehan.

There will be no visiting hours.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Hope Hill Cemetery in North Charlestown.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to: Kevin Hall, 1278 River Road, Charlestown, N.H. 03603.

Arrangements are being handled by the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan St., in Claremont. 

Charles Bamforth Jr., 65
LUDLOW -- Charles Stansby Bamforth Jr., 65, died Thursday at his home.
He was born in Boston, Mass., on Aug. 3, 1931, the son of Charles Stansby Bamforth Sr., and Ethel Paul. He received his schooling in Wayland (Mass.) School.

Mr. Bamforth worked for H.B. Knolls Oil Co., as a truck driver for several years, for Martell & Sons as a burner technician for many years and for Stewart Sarles installing carpet. He also worked for the Ludlow Telephone Company for several years.

During the Korean War he served in the Navy. He was a member of the Ballard-Hobart American Legion Post No. 36 in Ludlow and was their historian and Commander for several years.

On Jan. 24, 1997 he married Doris Freeman in White River Junction, Vt.

He was a former member of the Black River Rod & Gun Club. He enjoyed fishing, boating, sports, playing pool and was a Ludlow resident for 30 years.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Bamforth of Ludlow; four sons, Glen Bamforth and Robert Bamforth, both of Rutland, Vt., Wayne Bamforth of Norfolk, Va., and Michael Bamforth of Springfield; one daughter, Debra Link of Edgewater, Fla.; one brother, John Bamforth of Delaware; four sisters, Marjorie Cain of Wayland, Mass., Merriam Small of Florida, Sally Wood of Ladylake, Fla.; and Bonnie Quatermain of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three stepsons, William Freeman of Springfield and Lloyd Freeman and Kevin Freeman, both of Royalton, Vt.; five stepdaughters, Kathy Melendy of Royalton, Terry Jackson of Springfield, Martha Parker of Proctorsville, Karen Freeman of Ludlow and Kitty Lique of England; 25 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by one brother, Paul Bamforth, one sister, Priscilla Wadsworth and one stepson, Gary Freeman.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the AdamsGendron Funeral Home at 12 Meadow St. in Ludlow.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow with the Rev. Jane Buswell officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Visiting Nurses Association, 266 River St., Springfield, Vt. 05156. 

Elena Borisova, 97
CLAREMONT -- Elena Borisova, 97, formerly of Broad Street, died Tuesday at the Sullivan County Home in Unity affer an extended illness.
She was born in Alexandria, Russia on June 2, 1900 the daughter of Pavlovna and Eugenevna Myakishev and was a New Jersey resident prior to moving to Claremont in 1989.

She was employed as manager of several retail stores in the New Jersey area.

She was a member of the Holy Resurrection Orothodox Church in Claremont.

Survivors include two sons, Vladimir Borisov of France and Oleg Borisov of Claremont; and two grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Borisova, in 1974.

There will be no visiting hours.

A funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church with the Rev. Andrew Tregubov, pastor, as celebrant.

Interment will follow in, Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont. 

Florence Urus, 76
CLAREMONT -- Florence Urus, 76, died Thursday at the Sullivan County Home in Unity following an extended illness.
She was born in Claremont on May 4, 1921, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Janoski) Rosinski.

She was a lifelong resident of Claremont.

Mrs. Urus graduated from St. Mary School in 1940 and was also a graduate of Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Manchester, N.H.

She was employed as a registered nurse by Claremont General Hospital and then at Valley Regional Hospital.

She married Homer T. Urus, who died in 1991.

Survivors include: five brothers, Joseph Rosinski, Francis Rosinski and Ludwig Rosinski, all of Claremont, Benjamin Rosinski of Houston, and Stanley Rosinski of East Swanzey, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, Bernard Rosinski.

Calling hours will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday at Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor of St. Joseph Church, officiating.

Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743. 

Frank Mikutajcis, 76
SUNAPEE, N.H. -- Frank J.
Mikutajcis, 76, of Bay Point Road, died Saturday at New London Hospital after a brief illness.

He resided in Sunapee for the past 20 years and previously lived in Watertown, Mass.

Mr. Mikutajcis worked for many years with the Parks & Recreation Department for the State of Massachusetts as a maintenance person.

During World War II he served in the Army.

He was a building inspector for the town of Newbury, N.H., past president and treasurer for the town of Newbury SCONES and was very active with the Council on Aging.

Survivors include one brother, Brownislau of Lincolnville, Maine; a brother-inlaw, sister-in-law and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Katheryn (Caristo) Mikutajcis and one sister, Stella Ulgvich.

Visiting hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Dello Russo Funeral Service at 306 Main St., in Medford, Mass.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with Deacon Robert P. Amerault officiating.

Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, Mass.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to: The American Cancer Society 654 Beacon St., Boston, Mass. 02215; or to: The American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701. 

Gerald Davidson, 70
CLAREMONT -- Gerald A.
Davidson, 70, of Woonsocket Avenue., died Thursday at Valley Regional Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born in Claremont on March 2, 1927, the son of Amos and Annie Marie (McElreavy) Davidson.

He was a lifelong resident of Claremont.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy.

Mr. Davidson worked for 30 years, until his retirement, as a millworker for Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Windsor.

He was married to Dorothy Davidson, who died in 1995.

He was a good person, always helping people and never judging or being critical; just being there.

Mr. Davidson loved old cars and fixing them.

Survivors include a son, Daniel Shelton of Sydney, Australia; a step-son, Karl Stevens of Chino Valley, Ariz.; a stepdaughter, Deanna Cunningham of Ridgefield, Conn.; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, a sister, Theresa Chapman of Claremont; a brother, Clifford Davidson of Claremont; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan St., Claremont.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday in St. Mary Church with the Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor, celebrating a Christian Mass of Resurrection.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 595, Manchester, N.H. 03105. 

George Rix, 87
KEENE, N.H. -- George E. Rix, 87, of Spring Street, died Tuesday at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene after a period of failing health.

He was born in Keene the son of George W. and Sadie (Bartlett) Rix. He graduated from Keene High School in 1927 and attended Lowell (Mass.) Institute.

During World War II he was a staff sargeant in the Army assigned to a division that helped set up post offices from India into China for U.S. ser In 1941 he joined the Keene post office and was superintendent of mails when he retired in 1967.

He was a former member of the Gordon-Bissell American Legion Post No. 4 in Keene.

Survivors include two sisters, Katherine M. Rix of Keene and Ruth E. Henry of Springfield; and one niece.

There will be no calling hours.

Private graveside services will be held at the Woodland Ceinetery in Keene.

The Foley Funeral Home of Keene is handling the arrangements.

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, in care of Norma Jean Pinney, P.O. Box 87, West Swanzey, N.H. 03469. 

Harold Jensen, 89
BELLOWS FALLS -- Harold Anthony Jensen, 89, of Riverview Apartments, died Mon- day at his home.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 18, 1908, the, son of Harold and Cecilia (Anderson) Jensen.

Mr. Jensen attended schools on Long Island, N.Y., graduating from the Mechanics In- stitute of New York City with a graphic arts degree. He worked as a graphic artist until his retirement in 1932.

He resided in Cold Springs Harbor and Farmingdale, N.Y., before moving to Guilford Vt., in 1969. In 1978 he moved to Bellows Falls.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Joan Jensen and Cecilia Jensen.

There will be no calling hours.

Funeral services are at 9 a.m. Friday in the Saint Charles Church.

Burial will follow in the Saint Charles Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association, One Hospital Court, Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101. 

Henri Frechette Sr., 70
CLAREMONT -- Henri Raoul Frechette Sr., 70, of Red Water Brook Road, died Sunday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Roxbury, Mass., after a brief illness.
He was born in Lowell, Mass., on Aug. 3, 1926, the son of Raoul and Emiliana (Gilbert) Frechette. He had been a Claremont resident for the past 34 years.

Mr. Frechette served 20 years in the Navy during World War II, the Korean conflict and Vietnam. He retired as chief damage controlman.

He later retired from Joy Manufacturing Co. foundry where he had worked for nearly 20 years. He was also a substitute teacher of machine tool trades at Stevens High School.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 29, the A.A.R.P., and was also an usher at St. Joseph Church for several years.

On April 21, 1951, he married Doris B. (Gamache) Frechette. She died Dec. 26, 1995.

Survivors include eight daughters, Diane M. Frechette of Manchester, N.H., Pauline L. Rock, Marie P. Frechette, Lorraine D. Frechette and Celeste D. Bourque, all of Claremont, Alice L. Franculli of Torrington, Conn., Clara P. Frechette of Charlestown and Rachel J. Frechette of Portsmouth, N.H.; three sons, Henri R. Frechette Jr. and Guy L. Frechette, both of Claremont, and Rep. Joseph G. Frechette of Portsmouth; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Maurice Frechette of Manchester and Norman Frechette of Holderness, N.H.; one sister, Dorothy Guernon of Dracut, Mass.; also nieces and nephews.

He was also predeceased by one brother, Orner Frechette.

There will be no visiting hours.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley Piwowar as celebrant.

Interment with full military honors will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

The Stringer Funeral Home of 146 Broad St. is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743. 

James Warren, 85
NORTH SPRINGFIELD -James R. Warren, 85, of County Road died Wednesday at Springfield Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Deerfield, Mass., on Aug. 15, 1911, the son of William and Della (Buck) Warren. He attended schools in Deerfield and resided in the North Springfield and Baltimore area since 1927.

For many years he was employed at the Jones and Lamson Machine Tool Company, the Fellows Gear Shaper Company, and retired from the Parks & Woolson Machine Company after 30 years of service. For many years he owned and operated Warren's Apiaries out of his home.

He married Barbara Prior in East Arlington, Vt., on Sept. 7, 1962.

Mr. Warren served as constable for the town of Baltimore, and was also a deputy sheriff for Windsor County.

He was a longtime member of the 4-H club of Windsor County and a member of the Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Warren; two sons, Russell K. Warren of Springfield and Robert E. Warren of Georgetown, Ill.; two daughters, Katre (Pat) Cole of Corona Del Mar, Calif., and Rose M. Stone of East Arlington; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one brother, William E. Warren of Deerfield; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no visiting hours.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on June 25, at the Davis Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Floyd McIntyre, pastor of the North Springfield Advent Christian Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Vermont, 366 River Street, Springfield, Vt. 05156. 

Jean LeDrew, 60
CHARLESTOWN -- Mrs.
Jean D. LeDrew, 60, of Lovers Lane Road in Charlestown, died Thursday at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Springfield on May 30, 1937, the daughter of Lawrence M. and Annette (Gosselin) Neilsen Sr.

She resided in Charlestown for 40 years.

She married Carleton U. LeDrew on Oct. 19, 1957.

Mrs. LeDrew worked in the food service department of Fall Mountain Regional High School for 17 years, retiring in 1994.

She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and also loved the ocean, the sound of rain and doing crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her husband, of Charlestown; one daughter, Carla Jean MacDonald; three sons, Keith A. LeDrew, Richard B. LeDrew and Carleton U. LeDrew Jr., all of Charlestown; five grandchildren; three brothers, Lawrence Neilsen Jr. and Alfred Neilsen, both of Charlestown, and Richard Neilsen of Walpole; also aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Stringer Funeral Home's Charlestown Memorial Chapel, 34 Main St.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday in St. Catherine of Siena Church with Rev. Shawn M. Therrien, pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in Pine Crest Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Lung Association, 456 Beech St., P.O. Box 1014, Manchester, N.H. 03105. 

Leon Smith, 68
CLAREMONT -- Leon Earl Smith, 68, of Elm Street, died Thursday at Valley Regional Hospital after a short illness.
He was born in Lyme, N.H., on Oct. 14, 1928, the son of Joel and Elizabeth (Howe) Smith.

He resided in Claremont for the past 16 years.

Mr. Smith worked for 20 years at the Windsor Mineral, Talcum Plant in Reading.

Survivors include his companion, Gloria J. Fecteau of I Claremont; four sons, Robert Smith of Florida, James Smith of South Carolina, Richard M. Smith of Claremont and Ronald R. Smith of Windsor; four daughters, Lorna Farmer of South Carolina, Leona LeCouffe, Jody E. Smith and Robin M. Craig, all of Windsor; 12 grandchildren; his mother of White River Junction, Vt.; five brothers, Lawrence Smith of White River Junction, Lloyd Smith of Lebanon, N.H., Leonard Smith of Raymond, N.H., Lonnie Smith of Auburn, N.H., and Leslie Smith of Claremont; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gloria J. Fecteau, 27 Elm St., Claremont, N.H. 03743. 

Louise Hinchliffe, 86
CHARLESTOWN -- Dr.
Louise Spencer Hinchliffe, 86, died at home in late May 1997.

She had retired to her family home in North Charlestown.

She was born in Shrewsbury, Mass., on Aug. 17, 1911, to Mary (Elie) Hinchliffe of North Charlestown and James Hinchliffe of England.

She spent a year at Farwell School in North Charlestown, although most of her school years were spent in Shrewsbury. She graduated from the Massachusetts School of Osteopathy.

Dr. Hinchliffe practiced in Boston during the 1930s and 1940s. Later she worked for many years in the publicity department of the Columbia Broadcasting System in Boston and held a number of positions in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

She enjoyed travel to Florida and Guatemala, horticulture, horseback riding and did volunteer work for the Audubon Society. In North Charlestown, she pursued her interest in wildflowers and birds, taking care of injured birds brought by neighbors. She kept a scarlet macaw and was later adopted by a ginger cat.

She volunteered at The Fort at No. 4, helping with the "Garden Sass" cookbook and tending the herb gardens. She was a member of the Solid Waste Committee.

Other interests were cooking, women's rights, Native Americans and classical music. She was an expert in embroidery.

She was an independent woman of intelligence and humor with precise standards and the demeanor of a true lady.

She was predeceased by her brother, Charles Elie.

Survivors include cousins Helen Elie of Deerfield, Mass., and Susan Helie of Claremont; and her best friend, Louise Fennell of Danvers, Mass.

A memorial service will be held at noon on Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in North Charlestown with Rev. David Thompson officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Silsby Free Library, P.O. Box 307, Charlestown, N.H. 03603.

The Charlestown Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

Lucy Barker, 97
GOSHEN -- Lucy B. Barker, 97, of Mill Village Road North, died Wednesday at her home.
She had resided in Goshen since 1962.

She was born in Newport Aug. 17, 1899, the daughter of Lemuel and Mary (Young) Barton.

Mrs. Barker attended school in Newport and graduated from Richards High School, Class of 1918, and the University of Vermont, Class of 1922.

She married Harold E. Barker in 1924.

She was employed by the Vermont State Board of Health in the 1920s, the Navy Department in Alexandria, Va., during World War II, and the General Accounting Office in Asheville, N.C., and Boston until her retirement in 1962.

She was a member of the Gideons Auxiliary, Order of the Eastern Star-Aurora Chapter 33 of Newport, and the D.A.R. Reprisal Chapter in Newport.

She was a member of the Goshen Community Church Circle.

Mrs. Barker was well-known for making doughnuts and rolls for various community events and fairs.

Survivors include: her husband of Goshen; one son, Harold E. Barker Jr. of Auburndale, Fla.; one daughter, Eleanor Trommsdorff of Goshen; two sisters, Emma Carter of Manchester, N.H., and Dora Blood of Kelleyville; five brothers, Roy Barton of Brooksville, Fla., Charles Barton of Woodstock, Vt., Edwin Barton of Morganton, N.C., Orren Barton of Newport, and Paul Barton of San Diego; four grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Mary E. Barker, five brothers, Levi, John, Fred, George and Franklin; seven sisters, Addie Rickard, Nellie Smith, Jennie S. Haniels, Cloie Young, Clara Smith, Alice Judkins and Ella Dupresne and a granddaughter, Linda Trommsdorff Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Newport. An Eastern Star service will be conducted at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Goshen Community Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Goshen Community Church, Route 10, Goshen, N.H. 03752. 

Max Brand, 89
BELLOWS FALLS -- Max Brand, 89, died Sunday at Springfield Hospital.
He was born in Vienna, Austria, on April 3, 1908, the son of Maximilian and Leopoldine (Hilger) Brandstetter. He attended schools in Vienna, majoring in art.

Mr. Brand sang in the children's choir of the Vienna State Opera as a young boy. As a teen-ager he joined the Norwegian Merchant Marine and eventually emigrated to the United States in 1927.

On June 6, 1929, he married Katharina Koenig in New York City. She died on Dec. 5, 1989, at which time he moved to Bellows Falls to be near his son.

Mr. Brand was employed by Ramsey Hall School in Cornwall, Conn., as a caretaker and art teacher. Later, he was employed by Baltimore Symphony Conductor Massimo Freccia as manager of his Connecticut estate and as music librarian.

When Maestro Freccia returned to Rome, Mr. Brand was hired as caretaker for humorist and author James Thurber. He accepted a position as a translator for Bowe International in Augsburg, Germany, in 1969, until his retirement.

He was an accomplished artist with his most notable work being a collaboration with Francis Scott Bradford of an exceptionally large mural for the Glenns Falls National Bank. He also worked for artist Eric Sloane.

He was on the Governor's Fact-Finding Committee for Education in Hartford, Conn., and was a Boy Scout leader of Troop 15 of Cornwall.

Mr. Brand spoke three languages fluently and loved to travel to foreign countries.

He was a member of the Senior Companions, the Senior Center in Bellows Falls and a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church in North Walpole.

Survivors include one son, Max K. Brand of Bellows Falls; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; and nephews in Vienna.

There will be no visiting hours.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, at the Saint Charles Cemetery in Westminster.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Bellows Falls Senior Center, 3 Hyde St., Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101.

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

Phoebe DeVoyd, 81
OCALA, Fla. -- Phoebe C. DeVoyd, 81, of Ocala died Nov. 24, 1996, at Columbia Ocala Regional Medical Center.

She had resided in Claremont, Newport, Vt., and Rochdale, Mass., and moved to Ocala in 1977.

She was a member of Blessed Trinity Catholic Church.

For 52 years she was a charter member of the Women of the Moose in Claremont.

She was married to Roy E. DeVoyd, who died in 1990.

Survivors include: one daughter, Patricia M. Currier of Williston, Vt.; one son, Roy E. DeVoyd Jr. of Claremont; one sister, JoAnne Knights of Claremont; two brothers, Roland Bernard of Casselberry, Fla., and Edward Bernard of North Branford, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday at St. Joseph Church in Claremont with the Rev. Stanley Piwowar officiating.

Interment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery.

A gathering for family and friends will be held at St. Joseph Church lower level for family and friends. 

Rev. Gordon Clark, 67
POULTNEY, Vt. -- The Rev.
Gordon Miner Clark, 67, died Sunday at the Fletcher Allen Health Care, MCHV in Burlington, Vt., after a long illness.

He was born in East Arlington, Vt., on Dec. 7, 1929, the son of Miner Charles and Alice Adele (Elwell) Clark.

He graduated from Arlington Memorial High School in 1947 and from Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., in 1951. In 1955, he received he bachelor of divinity degree from Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, N.J., and was ordained as a deacon in the United Methodist Church. He served as pastor of churches in Berlin, Mayfield, Johnville, Ticonderoga and Granville, N.Y., until his retirement in 1973.

Upon his retirement from ministry, he and his brother, Raymond Clark, went into the retail grocery business. He operated Clark's IGA in Poultney from 1973 to 1988 and also Clark's IGA in Bennington, Vt., from 1979 to 1981. He retired from the grocery business in 1988.

Rev. Clark was an active member and past president of the Poultney Rotary Club and also a member of the Lake St. Catherine Country Club.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Janet Elizabeth (Campbell) Clark of Poultney; two daughters, Sara L. Glennon of Brattleboro, Vt., and Heather C. Lyons of Middle Granville, N.Y.; two sons, Eric C. Clark of Wilmington, N.C., and Timothy P. Clark of Ludlow; three sisters, Martha Smith of Danby, Vt., Gladys Colburn of Portland, Ore., and Ruth Slater of East Arlington; two brothers, Addison Clark of Poultney and Raymond Clark of Ocala, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Poultney United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Dempsey, pastor, officiating.

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family in Arlington.

Memorial donations may be made to the Poultney United Methodist Church, in care of Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home, P.O. Box 181, Poultney, Vt. 05764. The funds received will be designated for scholarships to the Skye Farm Summer Camp, which the Rev. Clark was an avid supporter. 

Robert Hill, 98
HUDSON, N.H. -- Robert Whidden Hill, 93, of School Street, died Monday at his home.
He was born in Nashua, N.H., on Oct. 7, 1903, the son of Ellon Sherburne and Frances (Siafford) Hill.

He was a 1921 graduate of New Hampton Literary Institute (now New Hampton School in New Hampton). He was the second oldest alumnus of the school. He attended Dartmouth College.

Mr. Hill was employed at Nashua Brass as a foreman for about five years. He then worked in production for 26 years at the former Johns Manville Corporation in Nashua until his retirement.

Mr. Hill was a member of the Republican party and worked for many years as checklist inspector for Hudson. In the early 1950's he was instrumental in encouraging Hudson to accept the gift of land the Hills and Norwell Estate left to the town. This is the same site where Alvirne High School, Alvirne Chapel and the Hudson Historical Society now stand.

He was a founding member and the first president of the Hudson Historical Society. He worked for years as chairman of the Southern New Hampshire Cancer Association. He was a parishioner of the Church of the Good Shepard in Nashua.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Ida (Scagliarini) Hill of Hudson; one daughter, Anna F. Duke of Sunapee; one granddaughter; one sister, Marion (Hill) Sederberg of Camdenton, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one daughter, Marie (Hill) Wadsworth in September 1989.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Davis Funeral Home at One Lock Street, Nashua.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home's Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Dr. Robert W. Odierna, rector to the Church of Good Shepard, officiating.

Burial will be at noon in New Hampton Village Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to: Home Health and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, N.H. 03060; or to: Hudson Historical Society, Hill House, RFD 4, Derry Road, Hudson, N.H. 03051. 

Roxie Moffitt, 92
CLAREMONT -- Roxie Hanson Moffitt, 92, died Thursday at the Integrated Health Services in Claremont.
She was born in Nashua, N.H., on Aug. 18, 1904, the daughter of Oscar and Elizabeth (Haines) Bishop.

She married Roland Hanson, who died in 1966. She later married Arthur Moffitt in December 1979. He died in 1992.

Mrs. Moffitt devoted her life to her family and was a lifelong Nashua resident until moving to the Newport-Claremont area in 1993.

She was a member of the Christian Bible Church of Nashua.

Survivors include two daughters, Marion Reed of Hollis, N.H., and Shirley Groves of Fort Myers, Fla.; one son, Robert Hanson of Newport; two sisters, Lucy Tetrault of Feeding Hills, Mass., and Nellie Stearns of Lake Wales, Fla.; one half brother, Harold Bishop of Nashua; 13 grandchildren; and many greatgrandchildren, great-greatgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by one son, Roland Hanson Jr., and one daughter, Lillian Marvell.

Calling hours will be held in Nashua at the Davis Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at the Nashua Christian Bible Church with the Rev. Stearns, pastor, officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the First Baptist Church, Sunday School Van Fund, Newport, N.H. 03773. 

Robert Mullen, 47
CLAREMONT -- Robert Dean Mullen, 47, of Pine Hill Mobile Home Park, died Wednesday at his home after a brief illness.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Claremont, born on Dec. 30, 1949, the son of William W. and Mildred (Forsaith) Mullen Jr.

He worked as a machine tender and foreman at the Claremont Paper Mill for 20 years and later worked at Dorr Woolen Mill and at the Sullivan Machine Company for a short time. More recently he was disabled due to an automobile accident.

Mr. Mullen was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1201.

Survivors include one daughter, Heather Jean Mullen of Boston; his stepfather and mother, Roland and Mildred Spear of Claremont; one sister, Priscilla Acree of Fresno, Calif.; one brother, William W. Mullen III of Claremont; his friend, Rita Deschaine of Claremont; and aunts, uncles, three nieces and one nephew.

He was predeceased by his father and one sister, Elizabeth Anne Raymond, who died on June 23, 1996.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 ' p.m. Monday with the Moose Lodge conducting services at 7:30 p.m. in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St., in Claremont.

Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Kevin P. Cross, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.

Interment will be held at a later date in the Union Cemetery in Bradford, N.H. 

Ruth Lundy, 98
UNITY -- Ruth S. Lundy, 98, formerly of Croton on Hudson, N.Y., died Thursday at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a long illness.
She was born in North Stratford, N.H., on June 6, 1899, the daughter of Levi and Hattie (Demers) Cleveland.

She lived in New York most of her life and also in Plymouth, N.H., Newport, Vt., and she wintered in Florida..

She was married to Maynard R. Schoff"who died Ju!y 25, 1974, and Lt. Col. Robert Lundy, who died in August 1983.

Mrs. Lundy was a Member of the Eureka Chapter No. Order of Eastern Star of Colebrook, N.H.

She also traveled extensively.

Survivors include one son, Alson C. Scholl of Pleasantville, N.Y.; two granddaughters, Paula Jo Williams of Yuba City, Calif., and Kerrie Jean Cline of Jeffersonville, Ind.; three great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and nieces and nephews.

Graveside committal services will be held at a later date in Fair View Cemetery in North Stratford, N.H.

The Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St. in Claremont, is in charge of arrangements. 

Ruth Richardson, 94
SPRINGFIELD -- Ruth Ann Richardson, 94, of Harlow Road, died Thursday at the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Proctorsville on Oct. 15, 1902, the daughter of George and Adeline (Howe) Parker. She graduated from Ludlow Black River Academy and Castleton State College.

On Nov. 29, 1923 she married Hyland W. Richardson and since that time had made her home in Springfield. He died on Dec. 15, 1991.

She was a member of the R.S.V.P. and the Springfield Hospital Auxiliary, where she worked as a volunteer for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Walter G. Richardson of Charlotte, N.C., and Gary P. Richardson of Weathersfield; five grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

She was predeceased by one grandson, Scott Richardson in 1983.

There will be no visiting hours.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield with members of the family and friends officiating.

Burial in the Oakland Cemetery will be held at a later date after cremation.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Northern New England Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 259 Hanover St., Manchester, N.H. 03104; or to: Springfield Humane Society, P.O. Box 398, Springfield, Vt. 05156. 

Shirley Muzzey, 64
WESTMINSTER, Vt. -Shirley A. Muzzey, 64, of Back Westminster Road died Friday at the Cheshire Hospital in Keene, N.H.
She was born April 21, 1933, in Putney, Vt., the daughter of Darius and Marion (Phelps) Allen.

She attended schools in Putney, Saxtons River and graduated from Bellows Falls High School in 1951. She attended Lyndon State College in Lyndon, Vt.

On Nov. 28, 1952, she married Wellman Muzzey in Saxtons River.

She worked for many years as a cook at the Bellows Falls Middle School and Bellows Falls Union High School.

She was a member of Christ Church in Saxtons River.

She was a member of the Precision Valley Squares in Springfield.

She loved all kinds of crafting, square dancing and her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband; her mother, Marion Allen of Westminster; three sons, David Muzzey of Saxtons River, Paul Muzzey of Rockingham and Scott Muzzey of Westminster; one daughter, Karleen McKenney of White River Junction, Vt.; two brothers, Leighton Allen and Laurence Allen, both of Springfield; and eight grandchildren.

She was pre-deceased by a brother, Donald Allen.

There will be no calling hours.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Christ Church in Saxtons River with Karen Woffingdon officiating.

Burial will follow at Saxtons River Cemetery.

The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls is in charge of arrangements. 

Theresa Raymond, 40
CLAREMONT -- Theresa Anita Raymond, 40, of Ridge Avenue, died Friday at her home after a sudden illness.
She was born in Reno, Nev., on Dec. 15, 1956, the daughter of Richard and Anita T. (Sinotte) Jewell Jr. She resided in Claremont for the past 20 years.

She was employed for the past eight years at the Sullivan County Nursing Home as a registered certified nurses aide-restorative aide.

She married Alan Roy Raymond of Claremont on April 29, 1978.

Mrs. Raymond loved her family and especially her grandchildren and enjoyed working with crafts.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Jason Raymond of Claremont; three step-sons, Alan Raymond Jr. of Groveton, Ga., Jeremy Raymond of Concord, N.H. and Corey Raymond of Claremont; one step-daughter, Merridee Whitaker of Claremont; 12 grandchildren; her parents of Pembroke, N.H.; her maternal grandparents, Francis and Florence Sinotte of Concord, N.H.; two brothers, Michael Jewell of Loudon, N.H., and Douglas Jewell of Concord; two sisters, Barbara Glodgett of Allenstown, N.H., and Deborah Hanson of Epsom, N.H.; also several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St., Claremont.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Rev. Shawn M. Therrien, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Charlestown, officiating.

Interment will be at a later date in Mountain View Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Sullivan County Nursing Home (Activity Room), R.R. 1, Bax 392, Claremont, N.H.
03143.


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