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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 of Rutland.

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 sisters.

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 1971.

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 1938.

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 illness.
A complete obituary will be in the Monday edition of the Eagle Times.

The Davis Memorial Chapel on Summer Street in Springfield is handling the arrangements.

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 illness.
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 in Bridgewater.

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 illness.
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 St., Windsor.


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