Miscellaneous Windsor County, Vermont Obituaries


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Annette Montambeault, 95
TILTON, N.H. -- Annette Montambeault, 95, of Deer Street died Sunday at Franklin (N.H.) Regional Hospital.
She was born in Stokes Center, Quebec, on April 6, 1902, the daughter of Alfred and Malvina (Bellrose) St. Cyr.

Mrs. Montambeault resided in Franklin and Laconia, N.H., prior to moving to Tilton in 1943.

She had worked in hosiery mills in Franklin and Tilton for most of her life. She was employed for many years by Scott & Williams in Laconia, before retiring in 1967. She later ran a catering business for many years.

Mrs. Montambeault was a communicant of St. Mary of The Assumption Church in Tilton. She was a member of the Women's Club and was a longtime member of the Apollo Club.

Survivors include four sons, Gerard J. Montambeault of Manchester, N.H., Leo A. Montambeault of Tilton, Richard Montambeault of Lochmere, N.H., and David B. Montambeault of Sunapee; three daughters, Pat Griffin of Franklin, Lorraine LaPierre of Rockledge, Fla., and Eugenia Moxham of Covina, Calif.; 45 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Azarie Montambeault in 1976; three sons, Roger Montambeault, Robert N.

Montambeault and R. Francis Montambeault; and one daughter, Gertrude Montambeault.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Thibault-Neun Funeral Home at 143 Franklin St. in Franklin.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary of The Assumption Church on Chestnut Street in Tilton.

Burial will be in St. Lambert Cemetery in Laconia.

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

Archibald Salls, 77
Archibald "Archie" B. Sails, 77, died Saturday at his home after a long illness.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1919, in Cabot, Vt., the son of Clarance and Teresa (Tousaint) Sails.

He lived in Lebanon, N.H., for more than 30 years before returning to the Hardwick area in 1982. He worked for the New Hampshire Highway Department for 25 years.

Mr. Sails was a member of the Hartford (Vt.) Elks Club and the Loyal Order of Moose in Barre, Vt. He will be remembered by many for playing in several area country bands.

Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Alice (Chapman) Sails; seven sons, Gene Sails of St. Petersburg, Fla., Cecil Sails of Berlin, Mass., Keith Sails of Louisville, Ky., Vaughn Sails of Charleston, S.C., and Darryl Sails, Blendon Sails and Terry Sails, all of Lebanon; three daughters, Bonnie Kalacinski of Claremont, Melodye Marsh of Enfield, N.H., and Kaye Allen of Lebanon; one stepson, Ralph Chapman of Hardwick; four stepdaughters, June Allen of Lebanon, Dale Robb of Dorset, Vt., Linda Wilson and Denise Starks, both of West Canaan, N.H.; one brother, Elwin Sails of Maine; two sisters, Ada Johnson of St.

Albans, Vt., and Margaret Germain of Manchester, Vt.; 50 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy Mae Dwyer.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home on Church Street in Hardwick and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ricker Funeral Home on School Street in Lebanon.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ricker Funeral Home.

Interment will be in the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon.

Beverly Sargent, 58
CLAREMONT -- Beverly H.
Sargent, 58, of Briggs Street died Saturday at her home after a long illness.

She was born in Windsor on Sept. 26, 1938, the daughter of Henry and Evelyn (Pitts) Clow.

She had been a Claremont resident for the past 10 years and previously resided in Keene, N.H.

Mrs. Sargent was employed as a unit aide by the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity and previously worked as a unit aide at the Westwood Healthcare Center in Keene.

Survivors include two daughters, Brenda Kuykendall of Atlanta and Wanda Robinson of Ashuelot, N.H.; two sons, Scott Sargent of Claremont and Rodney Sargent of Charlestown; seven grandchildren; three sisters, Geraldine Economou of Newport, Shirley Chabot of Cornish and Florence Johnson of Ascutney; also several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one sister, Marlene Sargent, and one brother, Henry Clow.

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

in Claremont.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. The Rev. David Thompson, pastor of the United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Catherine French, 89
WINDSOR -- Catherine M.
French, 89, died Thursday at the Skilled Nursing Facility of Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center in Windsor.

She was born in Wilder, Vt., on April 17, 1908, the daughter of Angus and Mary (Chandler) MacAuley. She graduated from Lyndon State Teachers College and later married Reginald S.

French, who predeceased her.

Mrs. French lived and taught school in Barre, Vt., Massachusetts and Florida for many years before retiring. She was an artist who greatly enjoyed her artwork.

Survivors include one son, Robert A. French of Winchester, Mass.; and one brother, Donald R. MacAuley of Windsor.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be in Hope l Cemetery in Barre.

The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is handling the arrangements.

Gary Olsen, 47
READING -- Gary D. Olsen, 47, died Saturday at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born in Le Mars, Iowa, on March 10, 1950, the son of Duane and Jeanne (Burkett) Olsen. He received his schooling in Elk Point, S.D., and graduated from Elk Point High School in 1968.

After graduation, he served in the Navy for 10 years. He married Marjorie L. Otto on May 20, 1972, in Ann Arbor, Mich. They resided in Sioux City, Iowa, until moving to Reading in 1985.

Mr. Olsen was employed as an X-ray technologist and most recently as a cardiac catheterization technologist at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center are to be dedicated in his name.

He greatly enjoyed skiing and golfing.

Survivors include his wife of Reading; his father of Elk Point; two sons, Christopher Olsen of Rutland, Vt., and Peter Olsen of Reading; two brothers, Loren "Butch" Olsen of Port Angeles, Wash., and Dennis Olsen of Irvine, Calif.; one sister, Linda Olsen of Sioux City; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his mother in 1994, and a sister, Karen Olsen, in 1954.

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

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.

Saturday at the St. Francis of Assisi Church of Windsor. The Rev. Robert J. Campbell, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, and the Rev. Roland S.

Nadeau, chaplain of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, will be the celebrants.

George Tenney, 86
EAST CHARLESTON, Vt. -George B. Tenney, 86, died Saturday in his home.
He was born in South Royalton, Vt., on April 9, 1911, the son of James Edward and Nellie "Daisy" (Smith) Tenney.

He attended schools in Hartford and South Royalton and was a 1929 graduate of South Royalton High School.

He married Elgie M. Sleeper of Tunbridge, Vt., on Jan. 8, 1933. They celebrated their 50th anniversary six months before her death on July 27, 1983.

They had resided for many years on Royalton Hill while he worked as a rural letter carrier out of the South Royalton post office, and moved to East Charleston when he retired.

Mr. Tenney was a past master and 60-year member of the Rising Sun Lodge No. 7 F. & A.M. in South Royalton.

Survivors include two sons, Harold S. Tenney of Butler, Pa., and Howard A. Tenney of East Charleston; two daughters, Gail A. Kingsbury of Bethel, Vt., and Phyllis E.

Mudgett of South Royalton; one sister, Stella B. Hill of Walpole; 19 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.

He was also predeceased by one sister, Alice (Tenney) Wood Gage and one brother, Ira J.


There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Cherry Hill Cemetery on Christian Hill in Bethel. The Rev.

Richard Whitehill of the Free Will Baptist Church of West Charleston will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: South Royalton High School Alumni Scholarship Funds of George Goodrich, Helen Dewey or Lee Hull, P.O. Box 115, South Royalton, Vt. 05068; or to: Rising Sun Lodge No. 7 F. & A.M., Charity Fund, in care of David J. Howe, treasurer, RR 1, Box 229, Tunbridge, Vt.

05077; or to: Home Health Services, 3 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vt. 05855.

Helen Gibbs, 80
Gibbs, 80, formerly of Brockway Mills Road, died Friday at the Springfield Hospital, after a long illness. She had most recently resided at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow for the past 2% years.

She was born in Chelsea, Vt., on Feb. 7, 1917, the daughter o Ralph and Gladys (Glidden) Sanborn. She attended school in Chelsea.

She married Paul Gibbs on April 1, 1935 in Chelsea and they moved to Springfield in 1938.

Mrs. Gibbs was a member o the Eastern Star Romona Chapter in Springfield. She was a Scout leader for several years and attended the Edith Masey Girl Scout Camp in White Plains. She had been an adviser for the Rainbow Girls for several years and a member of the Springfield Garden Club.

Mrs. Gibbs had a great interest in flowers.

Survivors include her husband, Paul E. Gibbs of Springfield; one son, Paul E. Gibbs Jr., of Springfield; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one daughter, May Nancy in 1986.

Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 tonight at the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St., in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Chapel with the Rev. James Shea, pastor of St. Mary's Church, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Tunbridge Village Cemetery in Tunbridge, Vt.

Memorial donations may b made to the Gill Odd Fellow Home in Ludlow, Vt. 05149.

Lawrence Austin, 83
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawrence G. Austin, 83, a longtime Springfield resident, died last Thursday at the Springfield Health % Rehabilitation Center after a period of declining health.
He was born in Saxtons River on Nov. 7, 1913, the son of Guy and Minnie (Dunham) Austin.

He attended Saxtons River School and Vermont Academy.

He married Hattie Camp on Oct. 3, 1943, in Randolph, Vt.

She died in 1970.

Mr. Austin began work for Kathleen Baker at her flower shop on Pleasant Street in Springfield and later purchased the business. He renamed it "Larry's Flower Shop" and was the owner-operator for more than 25 years until his retirement a number of years ago.

His sunny disposition was a joy and inspiration to all who knew him.

Survivors include one brother, Harley Austin of Scotia, N.Y.; one sister, Alice Packard of Saxtons River; and a close friend, John.

He was also predeceased by four brothers, Stanley Austin of Keene, N.H., Bernard Austin of Brattleboro, Vt., Louis Austin of Montague City, Mass., and Richard Austin of Zephyrhills, Fla.

At his request, there will be no funeral services.

Burial will be in Townshend, Vt.

A private gathering to celebrate his life will be held at the home of his sister.

Ruth Nolan, 83
Nolan, 83, of Foisy Hill Road, died Friday at the Mt.

Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor after a brief illness.

She was born in Dorchester, Mass., on May 8, 1914, the daughter of Benjamin F. and Myra (Flagg) Gardner. She was a 1933 graduate of Stevens High School.

Mrs. Nolan had resided in Newburgh, N.Y., for 41 years and had resided in Claremont for the past 16 years.

She married Joseph Peter Nolan on Oct. 5, 1940. Prior to her marriage she worked for the New England Telephone Co., in Claremont as a telephone operator and later in the office.

Mrs. Nolan was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church and loved knitting and crocheting.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Peter Nolan of Claremont; one brother, John F. Gardner of Pine Bush, N.Y.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with the Rev. Ivan Hatch officiating.

Interment will follow in the St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to: Sullivan County Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 1247, Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to: Connecticut Valley Home Care Inc., 958 John Stark Highway, Newport, N.H. 03773.

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