A. Weldon Sawyer, 80
WALPOLE -- A. Weldon Sawyer, 80, of River Road, died Tuesday (Aug.
27, 1996) at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. Mr. Sawyer owned
and operated Sawyer Farm on River Road South in Walpole. He was a parishioner
of St. Joseph's Church in Walpole and a former member of the parish council.
He was very active in Saint Peter's food pantry and a former catechism
teacher. Mr. Sawyer was a member of the New Hampshire Farm Bureau. He was
born in Colebrook, N.H., on Nov. 13, 1915, the son of Weiss A. and Josephine
(McEachern) Sawyer. Mr. Sawyer attended schools in Maine and was a graduate
of the John Bapts High School in Brewer, Maine. On Dec. 10, 1948, he married
Eleanor Cox in Charlestown. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Sawyer
of Walpole; five sons, Joseph Sawyer, James Sawyer, Michael Sawyer and
Andrew Sawyer, all of Walpole and Matthew Sawyer of Belton, S.C.; five
daughters, Jean Henderson and Maria Como, both of Walpole, Bernadette Thomas
of Geneva, Ala., Margaret Sawyer of Keene and Patricia Shilo of North Walpole;
and 12 grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, Peter Sawyer; one
grandson, Michael Sawyer; one brother, Frederick Sawyer; and one sister,
Mary L. Sawyer. There are no calling hours. Graveside memorial services
will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Lower Langdon Cemetery. Memorial
contributions may be made to: Hitchcock Clinic, ICU, Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H. 03766. The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral
Home, 55 Westminster St., in Bellows Falls, is in charge of arrangements.
Beverly Sheldon, 69
LANGDON -- Beverly C. Sheldon, 69, died Monday evening (Aug. 26, 1996)
at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was a longtime
Langdon resident and formerly lived in Charlestown, Acworth and Connecticut.
She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on Oct. 3, 1926, the daughter of Lawrence
and Kathryn (Overland) Bushey. She attended schools in Connecticut, Charlestown
and Acworth. Mrs. Sheldon graduated from Vilas High School in Alstead.
Her husbands, Alvah L. Knapp and W. Oren Sheldon, both predeceased her.
Survivors include four daughters, Karla K. Wainwright of Langdon, Laurel
L. Buxton of Proctorsville, Dawn A. Kendall of Baltimore and Denise B.
Sheldon of Brandon, Vt.; one stepson, William Sheldon of Walpole; two stepdaughters,
Sandra Sheldon of Seattle, Wash., and Carol Forest of Manchester, N.H.;
two brothers, Lawrence Bushey Jr. of South Carolina and Harold Bushey of
Charlestown; one sister, Frances M. Wisner of Milford, Conn.; two aunts;
and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was
also predeceased by a brother Lynn R. Bushey.
Helena Finlay, 80
UNITY -- Helena Rose M. Finlay, 80, died Sunday morning (Aug. 25, 1996)
at Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a long illness. She had
been at the home since May and formerly resided in Cambridge, Mass. Mrs.
Finlay was a licensed practical nurse and worked for the elderly at several
Cambridge area nursing homes from 1950 to 1978. She later did volunteer
work at Caspar Elderly Services and did security duties at the Putnam School
Housing Complex for several years. Mrs. Finlay was vice president of Putnam
Complex Tenants Council. She also worked on several Cambridge political
campaigns. She was born in Brookline, Mass., on May 14, 1916, the daughter
of Joseph and Bridget (Clair) McAdams. Survivors include two daughters,
Jane F. Merullo of Sunapee and Clair Tobey of Dover, N.H.; one brother,
James McAdams of Scituate, Mass.; 11 grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren.
She was predeceased by a grandson, Arthur R. Merullo in 1986.
Jesse Tyminski, 8
WEST RUTLAND, Vt. -- Jesse Grant Tyminski, 8, died early Monday morning
(Aug. 26, 1996) at Rutland Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
He was a third grade student at West Rutland School. He was born in Rutland
on May 10, 1988, the son of Darrin and Sarah (Silcox) Tyminski. Survivors
include his moth- er, Sarah T. Szarmach of West Rutland; his father, Darrin
Tyminski of Cornish, N.H.; two sisters, Taylor-Paige Tyminski of Cornish
and Claudia-Marie Szarmach of West Rutland; his maternal grandmother, Mary
Richmond of Toledo, Ohio; his maternal grandfather, Stuart Bishop of Oxford,
Conn.; his paternal grandmother, Mary Griffith of Rutland; his paternal
grandfather, Joseph Tyminski of Wallingford, Vt.; his maternal great-grandmother,
Ernestine Shoup of Toledo; and his paternal greatgrandmother, Josie Kamuda
Loren Robbins Sr., 87
ASCUTNEY -- Loren W. Robbins Sr., 87, died Monday afternoon (Aug. 26,
1996) at Mt. Ascutney Skilled Nursing Facility in Windsor. He moved to
Ascutney in 1972 and formerly lived in Claremont for several years. Mr.
Robbins was a salesman for the former J.P. Goddard Bakery in Claremont.
He later worked for the Holsom Bread Co. in Claremont and retired in 1972.
Following retirement, he worked at a Maple Avenue con- venience store.
Mr. Robbins was an avid musician and enjoyed playing the fiddle at area
dances and parties for many years. He was a longtime parishioner of Rachel
S. Harlow United Methodist Church in Windsor. He was born in Jamaica, Vt.,
on Aug. 18, 1909, the son of Delbert and Glaydis (Kingsbury) Robbins. He
attended schools in Londonderry and Rawsonville, Vt. On Oct. 13, 1951,
he married Ruth Vose in Keene, N.H. The couple lived in Brattleboro, Vt.,
for four years and moved to Claremont in 1956. Survivors include his wife,
Ruth, of Springfield; one son, Loren W. Robbins Jr., of Claremont; two
daughters, Phyllis Robbins of Sunapee and Deborah Banks of Bothell, Wash.;
one stepson, Sherwin Lafontaine of Leesburg, Fla.; three stepdaughters,
Bette LaVigne of Newport, Carol Gerbert of Port Saint Joe, Fla.; and Gail
Barnaby of White River Junction, Vt.; one sister, Mildred Carleton of Brattleboro;
15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and
cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Wilma Bentley.
Michael Greene Jr., 80
HARTLAND, Vt. -- Michael J. Greene Jr., 80, died Tuesday (Aug. 27,
1996) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Emergency Room in
Windsor. Mr. Greene had been a Hartland resident since 1979, previously
residing in Connecticut and Maine prior to 1955. He was employed by Maine
Steel Company in South Portland, United Tool and Die of West Hartford,
Conn., and retired from Pratt and Whitney of East Hartford, Conn., after
many years. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in Italy. Mr.
Greene was a member of the American Legion Post No. 25 of Windsor. He was
a member of the International Association of Machinist in East Hartford.
Mr. Greene greatly enjoyed fishing, bowling, gardening, Irish music and
tag sales. He was born in Portland, Maine on March 16, 1916, the son of
Michael and Elizabeth (Donahue) Greene. Mr. Greene received his schooling
in Portland attending St. Dominic's School and Cheverus High School. On
July 17, 1941, he married Eleanor Gray in South Portland, Maine. Survivors
include his wife, Eleanor Greene of Hartland; two daughters, Elaine Smith
of Hartland and Virginia Fox of East Hartford; two brothers, Arthur Greene
of Scarsborough, Maine and Kenneth Greene of Waterbury, Conn.; seven sisters,
Catherine Stankus of Wallingford, Conn., Rita McKeough of Albuquerque,
N.M., Elizabeth Gorham and Nora Walker, both of Portland, Fern Parker of
Peeks Island, Maine, Phyllis O'Brien of Burbank, Calif., and Elsie Dandeneau
of Manchester, Conn.; three grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Mary Carlista
and one brother, Jose h Greene.
Opal Faughnan, 65
WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- Opal Emily B. Faughnan, 65, died Monday
morning (Aug. 26, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon,
N.H., after a short illness. Since 1985, she lived in White River Junction
and formerly resided in Hanover, N.H., North Adams, Mass., and was a Bellows
Falls native. Mrs. Faughnan was a homemaker and housewife and raised six
children. She was an advanced class radio operator with call numbers KB1AZG.
Mrs. Faughnan was a member of the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Club, the
Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society, the Connecticut Valley
FM Association in Claremont, the American Radio Relay League of Kensington,
Conn., and was a former member of the Irish American Club in Charlestown.
She was born in Bellows Falls on April 18, 1931, the daughter of Carroll
"Carl" and Marion H. (Fair) Blake. She was raised and educated in Bellows
Falls. On July 4, 1950, she married William E. Faughnan Sr. in Bellows
Falls. Survivors include her husband, William E. of White River Junction;
two sons, William E. Faughnan Jr. of Rensselaer, N.Y. and James Faughnan
of Norwich, Vt.; four daughters, Diane Faughnan of Lebanon, June Brunelle
of Unity, Doris Faughnan of Lebanon, and US Air Force Master Sgt. Sherry
Faughnan, who is stationed at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Mass.;
five brothers, Raymond Blake of Westminster, Gerald Blake of Charleston,
S.C., Clifford Blake of Framington, Mass., Gene Blake of Springfield and
Harold Blake of Bellows Falls; seven sisters, Alberta Bruno of Southwick,
Mass., Carolyn Colby of Perkinsville, Barbara J. Smith of Chester, Nancy
Luther of Rutland, Vt., and Margaret Waring, Joanne Johnson and Linda Kenniston,
all of Bellows Falls; seven grandchildren; one greatgrandson; and several
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Alice Michaelson, 97
NEWPORT -- Alice C. Michaelson, 97, died Saturday (Aug. 31, 1996) at
the Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport. She had resided in the Goshen-Newport
area since 1942. She had previously lived in Worcester, Mass.
Mrs. Michaelson was born Nov. 1, 1898, in Eureka, Wis., the daughter
of Jens and Johanna (Astrup) Laudahl. She attended school in Wisconsin.
She married Oscar Michaelson in 1924.
Survivors include a son, Stanley O. Michaelson of Sunapee; three daughters,
Florence Fuller of Naples, Maine, Eunice Haserlat and Mary Willey of Newport;
three brothers, Walter and Mark Laudahl, both of Independence, Ore., and
Ralph Laudahl of California; a sister, Nancy Ogilvie of Illinois; four
grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her husband in 1960 and by eight brothers and
Alma Tenney, 89
CLAREMONT -- Alma A. "Maggie" Tenney, 89, of Kenyon Street, died Monday
(Sept. 2, 1996) at Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire in Claremont
after a brief illness.
She was a Claremont resident for 52 years. Mrs. Tenney had done housework
for several families in the area for many years until her retirement in
She was a member of the Ascutney Union Church. Mrs. Tenney had been
active in the Grange, having been a member of the Connecticut River Grange
No. 518, the Calvin Coolidge Pomona Grange No. 29, and the State and National
Grange. Mrs. Tenney was known as a great cook.
She was born in Deanville, Texas, on Aug. 11, 1907, the daughter of
Nathan R. and Stella (Stanka) Luefke. On Sept. 12, 1938, she married Myron
W. Tenney. He died July 22, 1989.
Survivors include one sister, Helen Stanley of Caldwell, Texas; several
nieces and nephews, including Joan Newcity of Windsor; and a special friend
and postman, Jerome Goggin.
She was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters, including one sister,
Lilly O. Tenney on May 9, 1996, formerly of Attleboro Mass.
Genevieve Merrick, 78
DELAND, Fla. -- Genevieve B. Merrick, 78, died Sunday (Aug. 31, 1996)
at her home in Deland.
Mrs. Merrick had owned and operated Dooley's Diner, with her husband,
in Chester from 1953 until 1968.
Mrs. Merrick was a long-time active member of the Democratic Party.
She was born in Windsor on June 6, 1918, the daughter of Grover C. and
Mona (Gilson) Bartley.
On Sept. 29, 1938, she married Augustine "Dooley" J. Merrick.
Survivors include three sons, Brian Merrick of Alaska, Shawn Merrick
of San Diego, Calif., and Dooley Merrick of Seattle, Wash.; one daughter,
Jane LaMarche of Essex Junction, Vt., and Boston, Mass.; 13 grandchildren;
two greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
John Fennessey, 78
LARGO, Fla. -- John P. Fennessey, 78, of Largo, Fla., formerly of Claremont,
died in the Bay Pines Veterans Administration Medical Center Hospital in
Bay Pines, Fla., Sunday (Sept. 1, 1996). He ' moved to Largo with his wife
in 1984. Mr. Fennessey was a retired superintendent of Public Works in
Claremont. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Seminole,
Fla. Mr. Fennessey was a member of the Elks Lodge No. 2519 in Largo.
Mr. Fennessey was born in Walpole. Survivors include his wife, Mildred
V. Fennessey; six sons, James Fennessey of Lewiston, Maine, William Fennesey
of Deltona, Fla., John Fennessey of DeBary, Fla., Peter Fennessey of Claremont,
Paul Fennessey of Dover, N.H., Kevin Fennessey of Durham, N.H.; a daughter,
Sheila Higgins of Deerfield, N.H.; 24 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
John Granger, 88
NEWPORT -- John B. Granger, 88, of Maple Street, died Tuesday (Aug.
3, 1996) at the Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont.
He had been a Newport resident for 63 years, and had previously resided
in Highgate, Vt.
Mr. Granger had been employed with Joy Manufacturing in Claremont for
over 20 years and Sunapee Shoe Co., in Newport for five years. Mr. Granger
was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church in Newport.
He was born in St. Sebastien, Canada on April 10, 1908, the son of Oliva
and Yvonne (Bilodeau) Granger. Mr. Granger attended schools in Canada and
Highgate. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Anita (Goyette) Granger
of Newport; one son, John Granger of Longmont, Colo.; two brothers, Paul
Granger of Oregon and Leonard Granger of Kenneth City, Fla.; five sisters,
Mary Jane Couture of Newport, Gabrielle Trepanier of Claremont, Hazel Petrin
of Newport, Dolores Halvorsen of Westford, Mass., and Rita Gee of Philomath,
Ore.; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces,
nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one son, Patrick Granger; two
brothers; and three sisters.
John Perron, 70
HARTLAND -- John G. Perron, 70, died Monday (Sept. 2, 1996) at his
camp in Old Town, Maine.
Mr. Perron had worked as a canteen manager at the Veterans Administration
Hospital in White River Junction, Vt., for 26 years. He also managed the
Woodstock Corner Dairy Bar in Woodstock, Vt., for a short time. He retired
from the veterans hospital in 1982 and started John's Tax Service, a tax
preparation business. He was a member of St. Anthony's Church in White
River Junction, where he served as a eucharistic minister. During World
War II, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Mr. Perron was a life member and past commander of American Legion Post
No. 48, in Hartland.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 31, 1926, the son of George
and Johanna (Binder) Perron. Mr. Perron attended schools in Brooklyn.
On Oct. 17, 1950, he married Pauline Rovinski in Harrison, N.J.
Survivors include his wife, Paulin Perron of Hartland; one son, Joseph
Perron of Hartland; two daughters, Cathy Perron Monk of Farnsborough, England
and Alice Willette of South Berwick, Maine; seven grandchildren; three
nieces and one nephew.
He was predeceased by one sister, Bertha Gehlabach.
Linda Fuller, 48
SALEM, N.J. -- Linda Cyreeth Fuller, 48, formerly of Claremont, died
Wednesday (Aug. 28, 1996) following a long illness.
She was born Linda Cyreeth Smith in Hollysprings, Miss., on July 13,
1948, the daughter of Clifford F. and Lyla (Smith) Smith.
Survivors include one son, Samuel Buffum of Sarasota, Fla.; one daughter,
Leandra Fuller of Newport; her parents, Clifford and Lyla Smith of Sarasota;
two sisters, Debbie Rhoades of Alstead and Patricia Kingsbury of Walpole;
one brother, Charles Smith of Alstead; one granddaughter; several nieces
and nephews; and long-time companion, Richard Morgan.
Barbara K. Pearson, 79
NEW LONDON, N.H. -- Barbara K. Pearson, 79, of Stony Brook Road, died
Saturday (Aug. 31, 1996) in an automobile accident. She had lived in Sea
Cliff, N.Y., and North Sutton, N.H. and Elkins, N.H., from 1966 to 1990,
when she moved to New London.
Mrs. Pearson was a member of the First Baptist Church of New London
and volunteered at the William P. Clough extended Care center in New London.
She enjoyed going to yard sales, reading, hiking and walking and had
been a golfer in past years.
She was born in Franklin, N.H., on Sept. 1, 1916, the daughter of Ray
and Eve (Giles) Knowlton.
She graduated from Abbington (Pa.) High School. She married Dr. Pearson
in 1990. He also died in the automobile accident. She was pre-deceased
by her husband of 25 years, Nerino M. Cerello, who died in 1989. Survivors
include a son, Thomas M. Brown of South Sutton, N.H" two daughters, Jessica
B. Sofield of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., and Judith B. Brown of Bradford,
N.H.; two stepchildren, Bradford A. Pearson of Andover, Mass., and Beverly
MacNeill of Framingham, Mass.; two sisters, Jane Young of West Chester,
Pa., and Alicebeth Avery of Mt. Dora, Fla.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson;
five step grandchildren; and nieces and a nephew.
A memorial service for the Pearsons will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday
at the First Baptist Church of New London, with the Rev. Dr. Robert W.
Thurston, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Sutton Mills Cemetery
in Sutton Mills, N.H.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the William
P. Clough Extended Care Center, 270 County Rd., New London, N.H. 03257.
Chadwick Funeral Service in New London is in charge of arrangements.
Richard Currier, 60
CLAREMONT -- Richard R. Currier, 60, of Broad Street, died Tuesday
(Sept. 3, 1996) at the Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont following
a brief illness.
Mr. Currier had been a Claremont resident for eight years, previously
residing in Newport and Woodstock, Vt. He had been employed as a custodian
by Sugar River Savings Bank of Newport. Mr. Currier enjoyed woodworking,
fishing and camping. He was born in Henniker, N.H., on June 5, 1936, the
son of William E. and Rose May (Towns) Currier.
Survivors include two sons, Todd Currier of Bridgewater, Vt., and Shawn
Currier of C1aremont; one daughter, Tammy Currier of Bridgewater; seven
grandchildren; several brother and sisters.
Roy Pearson Jr., 82
NEW LONDON, N.H. -- Roy M. Pearson Jr., 82, of Stony Brook Road in
New London, died Saturday (Aug 31, 1996) in an automobile accident. He
had lived in New London since his retirement in 1979.
Pearson had served as pastor in a number of churches including Swansey,
Amherst and Lexington, Mass., and Peterborough, Newport, New London, Hopkinton,
and Hanover, in New Hampshire.
He served as president of both Andover Theological Seminary and Andover
Newton Theological School in Newton, Mass. He was the author of nine books,
and received numerous honorary degrees. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa
and received the Cutting Award for Religion and Medicine in 1979.
He spent several summers as a volunteer pastor with the Maine Seacoast
Missionary Society, was a regular preacher on the WBZ radio program "This
I Know," and preached and lectured in Britain and Europe.
He served on numerous committees and boards of the Congregational Christian
Churches, was chairman of the Congregational Christian Council of Theological
schools, was a member of the executive committee of the American Association
of Theological schools, and was vice chairman of the Council for Higher
Education of the United Church of Christ and chairman of its seminary section.
During his Amherst ministry, he was granted six months leave of absence
for service with the Army Chaplains Corps in Texas, and later he conducted
retreats for military personnel in Germany and acted as a technical adviser
to the chief of Air force chaplains at bases in France. He was a member
of the First Baptist Church in New London.
His avocations included carpentry, photography, clock collecting and
hiking. Dr. Pearson was born in Somerville, Mass in 1914. He graduated
from Somerville High School in 1931. In 1935, he graduated magna cum laude
from Harvard College and cum laude from Andover Newton Theological School
In 1990, he married the former Barbara (Knowlton) Cerullo of North Sutton,
N.H. She died as a result of the same accident.
In 1988, he was pre-deceased by his wife, Ruth Simmons of Somerville.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. David S. (Beverly P.) MacNeill of
Framingham, Mass.; a son, Bradford A. Pearson of Andover, Mass.; a stepson,
Thomas M. Brown of South Sutton; two stepdaughters, Jessica B. Sofield
of Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., and Judith B. Brown of Bradford, N.H.; five
grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandson. A memorial
service for the Pearsons will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First
Baptist Church of New London, with the Rev. Dr. Robert W. Thurston, pastor,
officiating. Interment will be in the West Part Cemetery in New London.
A memorial service will be held at the Andover Newton Chapel in Newton,
Mass., at a later time.
Chadwick Funeral Service in New London is in charge of arrangements.
Vera Bartley, 87
BALTIMORE, Vt. -- Vera M. Bartley, 87, died Friday (Aug. 30, 1996)
at her home on the Baltimore Road. She had resided in Bellows Falls, Claremont
and Springfield for most of her life. She had made her home in Baltimore
since 1980. Mrs. Bartley had been employed as a waitress in several area
restaurants. She had also worked in a shoe factory in Newport.
She was born July 28, 1909, in St. Johnsbury, Vt., and was educated
in St. Johnsbury schools.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Gordon L. Bartley, in 1976 and
by a son, Roy Brigham in 1985.
Survivors include two sons, Michael J. Bartley of Baltimore, and Delmar
Brigham of East Hartford, Ct.; four grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren.
Victor Laro, 82
GEORGES MILLS -- Victor E. Laro, 82, of Prospect Hill Road, died Friday
(Aug. 27, 1996) at New London Hospital in New London, N.H.
Mr. Laro had spent his early years in Grantham,' N.H. and had been
a Sunapee, Georges Mills resident since 1938. He had worked as a Bell Hop
at the Hotel Rogers in his late teens and in his twenties he went to work
as a lumberman for Draper Corp., of Bee Bee River. During World War II,
his job as secondhand at the Brampton Woolen Mill in Newport was "frozen".
The mill made OD blankets for the U.S. Navy. Following the war he was free
to leave and wanted to work outside again. Mr. Laro went back to work in
the woods and also worked on the construction of the new bridge in Georges
Mills and the new Route 11 that went through town. Later he worked for
the State of New Hampshire Public Works and Highways in Enfield, N.H.,
until his retirement in 1979.
Mr. Laro was a life member of the Georges Mills Fire Department and
had been a volunteer fireman for many years. He was an active volunteer
for many area organizations and churches including, Meals on Wheels, Sunapee
Historical Society, St. Joachim's Church of Sunapee and Georges Mills Community
Methodist Church with many suppers.
He was born in Granby, anada (while his mother was visiting her parents)
on June 14, 1914, the son of Frank and Eva (Sylvester) Laro.
On Feb. 15, 1938, he married Lou Caroline (Louella) Gardner at St. Helena
Rectory in Enfield, Father Doria Desruisseaux, officiated. Survivors include
his wife of 58 years, Lou Caroline Laro of Georges Mills; two sons, Victor
W. Laro of New London and Raymond Laro of Georges Mills; six grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; one sister, Irene Osgood of Grantham; and nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Alberta Williams, 87
SPRINGFIELD -- Alberta A. Williams, 87, of Dewey Street, died Friday
(Sept. 6, 1996) at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center after a brief
A complete obituary will be in the Monday edition of the Eagle Times.
The Davis Memorial Chapel on Summer Street in Springfield is handling
Antonia Hermans, 82
FAUTENBACH-ACHERN, Germany -- Antonia Hermans, 82 of Muhlenweg Street,
died Thursday (Sept. 5, 1996). Mrs. Hermans was a housewife and 55-year
resident of Fautenbach-Achern.
She was born Antonia Gantmer in Haueneberstein, Germany, on Nov. 14,
1913. On July 14, 1950, she married Martin Herman. He died in 1993.
Survivors include two daughters, Maria (Herman) Weeden of Claremont
and Leni (Herman) Haberle of Germany; seven grandchildren including Lenny
Gersberg, Mark Gersberg, Andy Gersberg, Martin Gersberg and John Weeden
Jr., all of Claremont; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Germany.
Earl Cummings, 86
SPRINGFIELD -- Earl J. Cummings, 86, of Edgewood Road, died Thursday
(Sept. 5, 1996) at Integrated Health Services in Claremont after a brief
Mr. Cummings was employed by Central Vermont Public Service Corp. as
division superintendant for the Springfield-Chester area over 42 years,
retiring in 1975. He was later elected and served as an assistant judge
at Windsor County Superior Court in Woodstock, Vt., for eight years.
Mr. Cummings was a former member of the United Methodist Church. He
was a member of the St. Paul's Masonic Lodge No. 25 in Brandon, Vt.
Mr. Cummings was a member of the Springfield Senior Center.
He was born in Middlebury, Vt., on May 23, 1910, the son o Noe and Grace
(Varney) Cummings. Mr. Cummings graduated from Middlebury High School and
later from the Morse Business College in Hartford, Conn. On Dec. 10, 1940,
he married Barbara Nichols in Middlebury. Survivors include his wife, Barbara
Cummings of Springfield; one daughter, Linda C. Messer of New London, N.H.;
one son, Philip G. Cummings of Orlando, F1a.; two grandchildren; and two
nieces. He was predeceased by three sisters, Alice Cummings, Hazel Danyer
and Ethel Cummings. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today in the
Davis Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Jewell, pastor of the United Methodist
Church, officiating. A private family committal service will take place
later in the Oakland Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Springfield Senior Center, 139
Main St., Springfield, Vt. 05156.
Ethan Thomas, 19
READING -- Ethan A. Thomas, 19, of Baileys Mills Road, died Wednesday
(Sept. 4, 1996).
Mr. Thomas was employed at H.S.I. Inc. in Taftsville. He loved music,
Legos, Super Nes, camping, playing magic and X-Men.
He was born in Hanover, N.H., on April 14, 1977, the son of Albert and
Iona (Adams) Thomas.
Mr. Thomas received his education in the Reading School, VAC in Rutland,
Vt., Woodstock Learning Clinic, Hartford Vocational School, and graduated
from Woodstock Union High School in 1996. Survivors include his parents,
Albert and Iona Thomas of Reading; his paternal grandparents, George and
Cora Hill of Reading; his maternal grandmother, Catherine Adams of Bridgewater,
Vt.; two brothers, Michael Thomas and Justin Thomas, both of Read- ing;
and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Cabot Funeral
Home in Woodstock, with the Rev. Pam Lucas, pastor of Bridgewater Con-
gregational Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Frank Thomas Sr., 48
WINDSOR -- Frank C. Thomas Sr., 48, died Thursday (Sept. 5, 1996) at
the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Emergency Room after a long
Mr. Thomas had moved to Windsor in May of this year from Whitehall,
N.Y., where he had lived for more than three years. Before that he had
farmed in various communities in Vermont.
He was born in Rutland, Vt., on March 29, 1948, the son of Charles and
Doris Thomas. Mr. Thomas had attended schools in Rutland.
On Oct. 7, 1990, he married Ruth Aines in Bristol, Vt. Survivors include
his wife, Ruth Thomas of Windsor; five sons, Frank C. Thomas Jr., of Nashville,
Tenn., Timothy Buker of Windsor, Todd Andrews of Hubbardson, Vt., Durman
Andrews of Fair Haven, Vt., and Kurt Andrews of Manchester, Vt.; four daughters,
Tabitha Thomas of Fair Haven, Mary Jane Thomas of Windsor, Juanita Abbott
of Perkinsville and Coline Andrews of Hubbardton; one brother, Clide Thomas
of Poultney, Vt.; one sister, Linda Carey of Fair Haven; two half sisters,
Harriett Ranson of Poultney and Mrs. William Schinate of Bridgeport, Vt.;
11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at AscutneyCemetery
in Windsor with the Rev. Robert J. Hundemann, pastor of the Rachel S. Harlow
United Methodist Church in Windsor, officiating. Calling hours are from
2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday before the funeral at Knight Funeral Home at 65 Ascutney