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LATEST DEATH INPUTTED IN DATE ORDER SEQUENCE
IRVING CHARLES AUSTIN (1910-2006)
JANE MARIE (BERTHIAUME) GARNER (1943-2007)
CHAD ARTHUR BESSETTE (1976-2006)
EDWARD FRANCIS BESSETTE (1936-2006)
MARLENE GRACE (BESSETTE) BOCASH (1941-2007)
EDWARD ALBERT BILLADO (1943-2007)
MADELINE A. (BOOZAN) KING (1924-2007)
RAYMOND ERNEST BROOKS (1946-2006)
JAMES ALFRED BROWN (1928-2006)
EDITH R. (BURNS) ROBERGE (1927-2006)
CAROL (CALDWELL) SELBY (1923-2007)
NANCY JEAN (CONE) BROWN (1937-2006)
CHRISTOPHER GRIFFITH COX (1988 - 2006)
BRUCE S. COYLE (1941-2006)
ECTUS WILLIAM CROSS (1924-2007)
PAUL MORRIS CROSS (1918-2006)
PRISCILLA E. (CUTTING) WARD (1933-2007)
RON CUTTING (1947-2006)
RUSSELL F. DEVINO (1928-2006)
MARIAN (DOMEY) CHAFFEE (1923-2007)
REGINALD A. EASTMAN (1938-2006)
RALPH W. ELLSWORTH (1916-2006)
REBA EILEEN (FOSS) SHELTRA (1918-2007)
GWENDOLYN S. GALLUP (1961-2007)
RAYMOND T. GAUDETTE (1924-2006)
RICHARD DAVIS HOWELL III (1976-2006)
SANDRA L. (JONES) BUSHEY (1946-2006)
EVA MAE (KING) ROWLAND (1922-2006)
NORMAND GEORGE LAVALLEE (1937-2007)
PAULETTE L. LAVALLEE (1938-2007)
RICHARD JOHN LAVERDURE (1940-2006)
MARION (LEACH) WEBB (1918-2007)
FERNANDE (FERN) J. LEDUC (1928-2006)
DALE ALLEN SETH LITTLEFIELD (1984-2007)
SALVATRICE "SALLY" (LOMBARDO) REBMAN (1942-2007)
ROBERT CHARLES (GUBBY) LUMAN (1950-2006)
MARY JEAN (MAGNAN) BOISSONEAULT (1941-2006)
PEARL TOWNE MARVIN WELCH (1920-2007)
JOAN (MITCHELL) MARRIOTT (1946-2007)
VICTORIA (MONTGOMERY) THEORET (CA 1939-2006)
CALVIN K. MORGAN (1940-2007)
WILLIAM BURTON MRAZ (1964-2006)
JAMES WILLARD NAYLOR (1957-2006)
MARVIN ALLEN NELSON (1926-2006)
ELIJAH ALLEN PALMER (1953-2006)
MONA RAE (PAQUETTE) BILLINGS (1963-2007)
DORIS ETHEL (PECOR) LAFLEUR (1910-2007)
BERNARD JOSEPH RAINVILLE (1932-2006)
ROBERT JOSEPH RAINVILLE (1925-2006)
CARROLL J. ROBTOY, SR. (1943-2007)
JOSEPH H. ROCK (1926-2006)
CHAD MICHAEL SARTWELL (1985-2006)
INGRID (SCHAUTZER) FORTUNA (1940-2006)
ROBERT R. SCOTT (1941-2007)
LAWRENCE FRANCIS "BABE" SLOAN (1927-2006)
EDWARD JOHN EJ STITELY JR. (1963-2006)
FATHER JOSEPH T. SULLIVAN (1926-2006)
RAYMOND HOWARD SWEET (1916-2006)
LEONARD STILLMAN TABOR JR (1933-2006)
JAMES HERMAN TERRELL (1934-2006)
GERALD L. THEORET (1937-2007)
ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" A. (TINKER) WRIGHT (1917-2006)
ALICE (VILLENEUVE) ARRUZZA (1911-2006)
BEVERLY (TRACY) WARREN (1940-2006)
HELEN MARION (WARREN) MEUNIER (1916-2006)
HERBERT H. WEBB (1921-2006)
IVY B. (WEBB) OVITT (1920-2006)
MARVIN C. WILLIAMSON (1919-2006)
SANDY (YOUNG) ZENO (1947-2006)
MARIAN (DOMEY) CHAFFEE
Fairfax - Marian D. Chaffee, 84, a lifelong resident of this area, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening, August 21, 2007, at FAHC in Burlington. She was born in St. Albans July 25, 1923, the daughter of the late Robert F. and Emma P. (Willett) Domey. On January 25, 1943 she married Austin W. Chaffee in St. Albans. Austin died in July of 1968.
Marian was Town Clerk and Treasurer for the town of Fairfax retiring in 1988. She was a 1941 graduate of Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. She had been a professional seamstress and later enjoyed making doll clothing which was sold at church events. She was a member of the United Church of Fairfax where she sang in the choir, a member and Past Matron of Fairfax Unity Chapter 17, OES, the Fairfax Cemetery Association, and Fairfax Historical Society. She also volunteered at Redstone Villa Nursing Home as well as doing income tax for the elderly. As one who liked to keep busy, she enjoyed crocheting and tatting, knitting, birdwatching, flowers, collecting post cards and gathering family genealogy. Until the last few years, she enjoyed snowmobiling and tennis.
Marian is survived by her daughter, Becky and her husband Pete Malchiodi of Winsted Connecticut, two sisters; Willetta Billie Moffatt of Berlin, VT and Dorothy Jane Brigham of St. Albans, two grandchildren, Alan P. Coupal and his partner, Shila Boomhower of East Fairfield and Ann-Marie Eaton and her husband, Robert of South Burlington, and three great grandchildren, Duncan and Jeremiah Eaton and Ciara Coupal. She is also survived by three step granddaughters and their families. She also leaves many dear friends and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Austin, and three siblings, Priscilla Pinky Pelton, Martha Collins and Philip Domey.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 A.M. in the United Church of Fairfax with the Pastor Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Sandersons Corner Cemetery. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to either the United Church of Fairfax, c/o Sally Sweet, 44 Sweet Slatery Road, East Fairfield, VT 05448, or Fairfax Historical Society, 1181 Main Street, Fairfax, VT 05454. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St. Albans. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family through www.healdfuneralhome.com.
CALVIN K. MORGAN
Fairfax - Calvin K. Morgan, 66 of Main Street died peacefully Thursday evening August 16, 2007 at his home in Fairfax surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer.
Calvin was born October 23, 1940 in Burlington the son of Paul and Ethel (Turner) Morgan. He graduated from Milton High School. On September 5, 1959 he married Elizabeth (Betty) McDonald in St. Anns Church in Milton.
He belonged to the Milton Volunteer Fire Department for many years and was an active Boy Scout Leader. He had the unforgettable opportunity to do a 50 mile hike with the boys. Calvin was also a coach for the Milton Little League. He was employed by Sears, Lowell and Austin and IBM before starting his own electrical, plumbing, heating and construction company. He owned and operated the Milton Bowling Lanes with his wife from 1969 to 1976.
Calvin is survived by his wife, Betty of Fairfax, and their children, Robert and his wife Susan of Maryland, Brian of Georgia, Adam of Westford and his daughter Bridget of Fairfax. His grandchildren, Bethany White of Virginia, Jennifer, Nicholas and Jessica of Maryland, Charles of Georgia, Casey of Fairfax and Timothee of Westford. One great granddaughter, Ashley White of Virginia and several foster grandchildren. His mother, Ethel (Turner) Morgan of Montgomery Center, his brothers, Ronald and his wife Jane of Milton, Leland and his wife Nancy Jo of Milton, Paul and his wife, Pauline of Florida. His sister, Joanne Nichols and husband Paul of Montgomery Center, Sisters-in-law, Marion Morgan of Milton and Lillian Morgan of Georgia, Carol Bushey and husband James of Bridport, Eleanor Parker of North Carolina and Sarah Jean McDonald of Milton, Brother-in-law, George McDonald and wife Marie of Milton and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his infant son, Calvin Jr., his father, Paul and his brothers, Howard (Joe) and Keith.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday August 20, 2007 at 11 am in St. Lukes Catholic Church in Fairfax with Fr. Romanus Igweonu officiating. Burial will follow in St. Anns Cemetery in Milton.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Franklin County Hospice Program, in care of the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478
Visiting Hours will be held on Saturday August 18 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and on Sunday August 19 from 2-4 pm with vigil prayers being offered by Fr. Rome at 3:45 pm in the Minor Funeral home in Milton.
PAULETTE L. LAVALLEE
WINOOSKI - Paulette Lucille Lavallee, 69, passed away on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, in her home in Winooski. She was welcomed into this world on Jan. 3, 1938, in Gardner, Mass., third child of the Lavallee triplets, daughter of the late George and Simone (Laverdure) Lavallee. She graduated BFA-Fairfax High School, Class of 1956. She was a retired, dedicated employee of IBM. Paulette always looked forward to Monday night card playing with her friends. She had an extensive collection of elephants. Paulette was a lifetime fan of the Vermont Lake Monsters, Vermont's minor league baseball, and St. Mike's men's and women's basketball teams.. Her passing is a great loss to her family, many friends and all of those who had the true pleasure to have known and loved her. She was survived by: her twin brother, Paul (Pauline) Lavallee of Fairfax; two sisters , Claire (Ralph) Lemnah of Fairfax, Mariette Lavallee and (Carol Hollenbeck) of Colchester; seven nieces and nephews, 10 great-nieces and great-nephews; many close friends including Joyce Cromie and Ellie Stoddard. She is also predeceased by: her twin sister, Pauline Lavallee (2002) and her brother, Normand Lavallee (2007). Visiting hours will be at A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Essex Chapel on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said on Friday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. in St. Stephen Church, Winooski, by the Rev. Charles Davignon. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Luke Cemetery, Fairfax. Contributions may be made in Paulette's memory to the Vermont Regional Breast Cancer Center, 1 S. Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401, or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Essex Chapel, 57 Main St. Essex Junction, VT 05452.
PEARL TOWNE MARVIN WELCH
SOUTH BARRE Pearl Towne Marvin Welch passed away Aug. 12, 2007, after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Clayton E. Welch; her grandson Joshua Welch; her brother Robert Towne; and her sisters Gwendolyn Marvin Alderman and Helen Towne Smith. She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Diana and Roger LeClair of Northfield, Connie and Stephen Weston of Barre, Steven and Martha Welch of Chittenden, Donovan and Carol Welch of Milton, and Jennifer and Tim Brogan of Ballston Spa, N.Y. Pearl also leaves behind three sisters and five brothers, Laura Parsons Stanley of Richford, Dorothy Mayo of Florida, Alice Sheppard of Georgia, Paul Towne and Neil Towne of El Cajon, Calif. Twelve grandchildren and twelve greatgrandchildren also survive Pearl. Pearl was born to John Henry and Pearl Marvin Towne on Dec. 26, 1920. Her given name at birth was Rogene Frances Towne, but when her mother died six months later, Pearl Marvin Towne's brother Fay adopted the baby and gave her the name Pearl Towne Marvin. Pearl grew up with Fay and his wife Jennie and their daughter Gwendolyn in Fairfax, while still remaining close with her brothers and sisters on the farm with Dad and Glee Towne. Pearl graduated from Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax, in 1938, and received her B.A. in home economics from UVM in 1942. While at her first teaching position in Groton, she met and married Clayton. After the war, they moved to Orwell, then went on to live in Fairfax, where Pearl taught home economics at BFA. During the '60s and early '70s, they lived in Barre, where Pearl taught at Spaulding, retiring in 1975. In her retirement, Clayt and Pearl moved back to Fairfax, began wintering in Winter Haven, Fla., and finally moved back to Barre for the last time. After Clayton's death in 2004, Pearl lived at home with daughter Connie before taking up residence at Woodridge Nursing Home, where she received the most wonderful care for her Alzheimer's during her last years. Pearl and Clayton kept close ties with their families and children while cultivation and maintaining dear, life-long friends in Groton, Orwell, Fairfax, Barre and Winterhaven. They played a lot of cards, went dancing to good swing music and traveled the U.S.A. by car and restaurant. Pearl's particular talents were in the kitchen; there was always dessert. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Barre. The Rev. Craig Thompson, Pastor of the church, will officiate the service. Family and friends may call at the PruneauPolli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre, on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Fairfax Plains Cemetery in Fairfax on Thursday at 2 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Woodridge Nursing Home, Patients Activity Fund, P.O. Box 550, Barre, VT 05641, or to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre. Arrangements are in the care of the PruneauPolli Funeral Home, 58 Summer St., Barre.
ECTUS WILLIAM CROSS
SWANTON - Mr. Ectus William Cross, age 82 years, a resident of 17 Meadow Lane, Swanton Town, died suddenly Friday afternoon, Aug. 3, 2007, in the Northwestern Medical Center Emergency Department from a ruptured aneurysm.
Born in Fairfax, Vt. on Aug. 15, 1924, he was the son of the late Oliver and Josephine (Thibault) Cross. On Aug. 20, 1955, he married the love of his life, the former Gladys June Hakey.
Ectus was a farmer for many years and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and especially spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife Gladys of nearly 52 years, Ectus leaves his children, Linda Noel and her friend, Walter Carlisle of Swanton, Steven Cross and his wife, Theresa of Swanton, and Lori Ann Vincelette and her friend, Greg Rainville of St. Albans; grandchildren, Todd Noel and wife, Chantal of Highgate, Lisa Noel and friend, Eugene Bessette of Alburgh, Adam and Katie Noel of Swanton, Therese Carlisle of Richford, Jennifer Cross and friend, Brian Claire of Swanton, Audrey and Cliff Heath of St. Albans, Steven Cross Jr. of Swanton, John Vincelette and friend, Kami Parizo of St. Albans, and William Vincelette and friend, Amy Goulette of Swanton; great-grandchildren, Noah, Isaac, Jacob and Levi Noel, Brandon and Shawntay Noel, Violet and Vanessa Claire; Johnathan Vincelette, Elise, Kyla Smith and Jayden, who is expected on Aug. 30, of this year; three sisters, Evelyn LaBelle of Milton, Esther Jewett of Franklin, and Ethel Messier of East Fairfield; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Leo and Leona Hakey and Lucille Levick, all of Swanton.
Besides his parents, Ectus was also predeceased by his brothers, Walter, Eugene, and Oliver (John); his sisters, Ina McKinney, and Alma King; son-in-law, Robert Noel; and brother-in-law, Melvin Levick.
A Funeral Service will be held Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at 11 a.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Father Benedict C. Kiely will officiate. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow in the Cross family lot in Riverside Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.
Gifts in Ectus memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
To print this obituary or offer online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com.
GERALD L. THEORET
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Gerald L. Theoret, 70, of Albuquerque passed away in his home on Saturday, July 21, 2007, in the company of his eldest son, Jeremy. Born on April 11, 1937, Gerald was the son of Alphonse and Elaine Theoret of Alburgh, Vt., where he grew up with his four bothers and six sisters on the family farm. He was married in 1959, to Victoria Montgomery, served in the U.S. Army for three years, and eventually moved to Fairfax, Vt., where he raised his five children. He was employed by General Electric until his retirement. Gerald was a loving family man and hard worker whose passion for good company and good laughs was unwavering. Always up for a good practical joke, he spent countless hours relaying stories of his youth in Alburgh, or of jokes he played with his fellow Army buddies while stationed in Germany during the early 60s. He was predeceased by his devoted wife of 47 years, Victoria Montgomery Theoret; and survived by his children, Jeremy Theoret of Albuquerque, Letitia Holsworth of Gulf Breeze, Fla., Michael Theoret and Timothy Theoret of Fairfax, Vt., Amanda Monks of Bennington, Vt.; and his three grandchildren, Molly and Noah Holsworth and Octavian Theoret. He is also survived by his brothers, Lawrence, Maurice, Raymond, and Michael; and his sisters, Eileen, Alma, Florence, Lorraine, Madeleine, and Louise. A funeral service to celebrate his life will take place at 10:30 on Tuesday, July 31, in St. Amadeus Church in Alburgh.
SALVATRICE "SALLY" (LOMBARDO) REBMAN
Salvatrice "Sally" Lombardo Rebman of Laurel, went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 20, 2007 after a courageous battle with breast cancer, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, MD surrounded by her loving family. She was 65.
Sally was born March 4, 1942 in Jamestown, NY, the only child of the late John and Sarah (Palermo) Lombardo.
She was a graduate of Thompson Business School, Wilmington, DE and Fanny Allen Memorial School of Practical Nursing, Burlington, VT. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Johnson State College, Johnson, VT in 1982. She retired in 2004 from Healthsouth Rehab. Hospital, Salisbury, MD after 11 years of service as a Med nurse.
Sally was a devout Roman Catholic and enjoyed attending daily Holy mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Seaford. She was a Third Order Carmelite Lay Member belonging to the Community of Mary, affiliated with the Discalced Carmelite Monastery in Washington, D.C. In 1999, she made her final promised "vows" at St. Francis de Sales Church, Salisbury, MD.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, James "Jim" Rebman of Laurel, a daughter, Michelle Layton and her husband Jerry, Bridgeville, two sons, John Rebman and his wife Karen, Seaford and Sgt. Steven Rebman USMC and his wife Khampeephan, Jacksonville, NC, four grandchildren, Matthew and William Rebman, Sarah and Shawn Layton, her stepmother Vivian Isaacs Lombardo, and three stepsisters, Kay Tebbens, Beth Isaacs, and Sue Isaacs.
Friends may call at Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD on Wednesday from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. A memorial Mass will follow at 11:00 AM at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Salisbury. Msgr. Joseph Rebman will officiate.
Internment will be in Spring Hill Memory Gardens, Hebron, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Women Supporting Women, Salisbury Chapter, 106 West Circle Avenue, Suite 101, Cannon Bldg., Salisbury, MD 21801.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Visit www.hollowayfh.com to send condolences to the family.
DALE ALLEN SETH LITTLEFIELD
Fairfax Dale Allen Seth Littlefield, 22, died on Thursday July 12, 2007 following an automobile accident. Dale was born in St. Albans on December 3, 1984, the son of David and Heidi ( Parker ) Littlefield. He was a very smart and mechanically minded young man growing up. He attended school at BFA Fairfax, and loved to fish. Dale was very talented and was a certified welder. He presently was employed by Arrowhead Construction.
He is survived by his parents, Heidi and David Littlefield of Fairfax, by his girlfriend Heidi Ritchie, her son Brenden and newborn son Ethan, by his brothers Jesse Littlefield of Fairfax and Kyle Littlefield and his girlfriend Jesse Choates of Colchester, by his maternal grandmother Betty Parker of Fairfax, his paternal grandparents Allen and Elizabeth Littlefield of Lyndonville, and Joan Grandma Plane Littlefield of Buzzards Bay, MA., his aunt Donna Littlefield-Edwards and husband Peter of Wareham, MA., aunt Patti Parker of Williston, uncle Eddy Parker and wife Patsy of St. Albans, cousin Nicholas Littlefield and several friends and relatives.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Edward Parker in 2004 and uncle Edde Parker in 1981.
David and Heidi would like to give special thanks to Chris and Angela Flannagan, and Donna and Phil Flannagan for going the distance, trying to help Dale get on his feet.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday July 17, 2007 at 10 am in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. Burial will follow in the Parker family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Trust for Ethan Littlefield, c/o David Littlefield, 188 Nichols Road, Fairfax, VT. 05454 or to Teen Challenge, 1296 Collins Hill Road, Johnson, VT. 05656 .
Visiting hours will be held on Monday July 16, 2007 from 6-9 pm in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.
CARROLL J. ROBTOY, SR.
Fairfax - Carroll J. Robtoy, Sr., 63, a longtime area resident passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 7, 2007, at his home. He was born in St. Albans, Vermont on December 15, 1943 the son of Landon, Sr., and Betty (Arpin) Robtoy. Carroll married Gwendolyn Gallup in Fairfax, Vermont on December 29, 1988. Gwen also passed away on May 7, 2007.
Carroll owned and operated Gallups Electric, Inc. and Ralstons Antiques with his wife, Gwen. He was also a former member of Robert E. Glidden Post # 758, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, practical jokes and story telling. He also enjoyed attending antique auctions. Carroll took great pride in the goods and services he provided for his many Franklin County customers.
Survivors include his sons; Carroll Robtoy, Jr. of St. Albans, Duncan Robtoy and Karen Holbrook of Swanton, Scott Robtoy of Sheldon and Bradley Robtoy and his wife, Terri of Sheldon, his grandchildren; Steven, Michelle, Austin, Shane, Sr., Jacob, Brock, Brandyn, Makenna, and Cayla, his great grandson, Shane, Jr. Carroll is also survived by his brothers, John and Debbie Robtoy , Ronald and Elaine Robtoy, Louis and Lorraine Robtoy, Mike Robtoy, Landon Robtoy, Jr. all of St. Albans and Eddie and Kim Robtoy of Enosburg, his sisters, Pauline Demag, Sandy and Dan Scanlon, Laura LEsperance, Joanne and Ronnie Chaplin, Marlene Lambert, Cora and Scott Levick all of St. Albans and Dora and Mike Brodeur of Swanton and many nieces and nephews. Carroll was preceded in death by his mother, Betty on February 20, 1999, his brother David Robtoy, Sr. on March 5, 1999, his sister, Darlene Beaudry on January 15, 2001, his father Landon Robtoy, Sr. on March 31, 2005, his nephews, Bernard Levick on October 28, 1992, Ronald Robtoy, II. on July 23, 1995, and Ricky Gabree, Jr. on March 31, 2002, and his nieces, Lori, Lisa, Peggy, Frannie and Debbie all in 1968.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 14, 2007, at 2:00 P.M. in Holy Angels Church on Lake Street. Interment will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Carrolls family will receive friends on Sunday May 13th from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vermont 05478 or a charity of ones choice. Condolences and memories may be sent to the family through www.healdfuneralhome.com.
GWENDOLYN S. GALLUP
Fairfax/St. Albans - Mrs. Gwendolyn S. Gallup, age 46, died Monday, May 7, 2007, at her home in Fairfax. She was born in Burlington February 28, 1961 daughter of Keith Gallup and Shirley (Anstey) Gallup. Gwen graduated from Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans. Gwen was a business woman operating Gwen's Yarn and Antique Store on Main St. in St. Albans. She was a noted quilt artisan and rug maker. She has a quilt on display at the Shelburne Museum. She was an active member of the St. Albans Artist Guild and was a talented musician. Gwen was very well versed in antiques. Everything Gwen strived for was always very positive and will be remembered for her kind nature and strength.
Her survivors include her father Keith and his wife Belinda Gallup of Fairfax, her mother Shirley Anstey of Sheldon, brothers Robert Furman of Chester and Jessy Gardner of Fairfax, nieces Caitlin Caserta of Walpole, N. H., Abigail Rowland of Marlboro, N. H. and nephew Samuel Caserta of Walpole, N. H.
A celebration of Gwens life will be Saturday at 10:30 A. M. in the Brady & Levesque Chapel, 86 South Main St., St. Albans. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials in Gwens memory to the St. Albans Artist Guild, C/O Michael Curtis, Treasurer, P. O. Box 309, St. Albans, Vt. 05478 or to the Voices Against Violence, P. O. Box 72, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Online condolences may be sent by way of the Brady & Levesque website: http://www.bnlfh.com/. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.
DORIS ETHEL (PECOR) LAFLEUR
Fletcher--Doris Ethel (Pecor) LaFleur, 97 passed away on Sunday April 15, 2007 at Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, VT. She was born on February 27, 1910 in Waterbury, VT daughter of the late George and Ida (Lovely) Pecor. Doris was a member of Binghamville United Methodist Church serving as past president and trustee of the board. She was the president and trustee of both Fletcher Cemetery Assoc and Fletcher Union Meeting House Assoc. She also had been a trustee of the Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens and member of Cambridge Senior Citizens group. She was a former member of Fletcher Grange 473. She served Franklin County as trustee of 4-H foundation, food shelf and home health agency. She served the Town of Fletcher as a service and health officer, was a member of the Board of Civil Authority and Justice of Peace for 35 years. She was a notary, former overseer of the poor, a Fletcher delegate and member of executive board for Fairfax Rescue Squad. She is survived by her daughter in law Doris LaFleur of Arvada, CO, her grandson Don LaFleur of Fletcher, her two Granddaughters and their children: Pamela Dextraze and companion Mike of Shelburne and Linda Carrassi and husband Joe of Essex Jct.; Her Great Grandsons Donny LaFleur and Timothy LaFleur and friend Lina; Two nieces, several grand nieces and grand nephews and her good friend Meredith Gillilan.
She was also predeceased by her husband Herbert Henry LaFleur on September 25, 1988 and her son Richard LaFleur in 2003
Visiting hours will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday April 20, 2007 at A. W. Rich Funeral home - Fairfax Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Saturday April 21, 2007 at Binghamville United Methodist Church at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Peggy Tooker officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Binghamville Cemetery in Fletcher. Memorial contributions in Doris' memory may be made to the Fletcher Cemetery Association c/o Dennis Getty 629 Fairfax Rd. Cambridge, VT 05444 or to Fairfax Rescue Squad P.O. Box 228 Fairfax, VT 05454. Those who wish may forward their online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St. Fairfax, VT 05454.
PRISCILLA E. (CUTTING) WARD
FAIRFAX - Priscilla E. Ward, 74, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, April 12, 2007, in her home with her loving husband and son Wally at her side. She had been in declining health for a number of years. Priscilla was born in St. Johnsbury on Feb. 3, 1933, the daughter of Clifford (George) and Helen (Wallace) Cutting. She graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1951. On Dec. 19, 1953, she married Robert Ward and spent the next several years doing what she considered to be her most important job, as a nurturing mother to her three children. They lived for several years on Baker Lane in Milton, eventually settling in Fairfax. She was happiest in the company of her family. After her children were grown she decided it was time to try a job outside the home and she spent 14 years, at Suzanne's Hallmark at the University Mall, greeting customers with her welcoming smile. She was a popular figure with her ever- present bun on the top of her head, which earned her the nickname "Aunt Bea". Priscilla was always ready to socialize and she had a keen sense of humor with a ready laugh. She was a concerned friend and often went out of her way to make sure their needs were met. She and her husband were constant companions, attending church regularly, and have been members of the Elks Club, VFW, American Legion, Moose Lodge, and the Regular Veterans Association. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Robert, and by their three children and their families; daughter,VickiLynn Centerbar, her husband, Jay and their daughters, Hayley and Whitney of Huntington; son, Wallace Ward and his son, Isaac Girouard of Burlington; and son, Andrew Ward, his wife Marcy and their children Andrew, Allison, Daniel and Joseph of Evansville, Ind. She is also survived by her brother, Paul Cutting of Con- necticut; and by several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her sister, Betty Sargent and brother-in-law Gordon Sargent, and sister-in-law Frances Cutting. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 16, at 10 a.m. in St. Luke's Episcopal Church in St. Albans. Burial will follow in the Milton Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 372 Hurricane Lane, Suite 101, Williston, VT 05495, as Priscilla struggled with asthma for most of her life. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, April 15, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home on Route 7 in Milton.
JANE MARIE (BERTHIAUME) GARNER
FAIRFAX, VT / SAN PIERRE, IN -- Jane Marie (Berthiaume) Garner, 63, died Tuesday evening; April 10, 2007, at the Fletcher-Allen Health Care in Burlington, following a lengthy illness, with her loving family at her side. She was born August 14, 1943, in St. Albans, Vermont, daughter of the late Louis "Edward" Berthiaume and Lillian Doris (Guyette) Berthiaume.
Jane attended BFA-Fairfax and for many years made her home in San Pierre, Indiana where she raised her family. Upon returning to Fairfax in 2002, she was employed as a waitress at Nana's Restaurant in St. Albans. Jane especially enjoyed her time spent on the Berthiaume Family Farm with gardening and farming. She also enjoyed horses, animals, yard sales, and bird watching.
On June 12, 1976, she married Eugene M. Garner in Hobart, Indiana.
In addition to her loving husband, Jane is survived her five children: Rodney Province and his wife, Tena of Fairfax, Greg Province of San Pierre, Indiana, Tracy Province of Arizona Jeff Province and his wife, Tabitha of Rensselaer, Indiana, and Penny Rozhon and husband, Larry of San Pierre, Indiana, her five step-children: Rick Garner of Crown Point, Indiana, Ron Garner and wife, Cathy of Bluffton, Indiana, Tim Garner and wife, Pam of California, Tom Garner and wife, Betsy of Georgia, Dan Garner of Rhode Island, her sisters: Nancy Rivera and her husband, Daniel of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Gail Stafford and her husband, Morris of Fairfax, her brothers: Lee Berthiaume of Fairfax, Walter Berthiaume and his wife, Diane of Fairfax and Neil Berthiaume and his wife, Carol of Fairfax, seventeen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, several aunts and uncles and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at the convenience of Jane's family. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 121 Connor Way, Suite 240, P.O. 1460; Williston, VT 05495-1460. Arrangements are by Lucien Hayes of the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St. Albans, VT
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EDWARD ALBERT BILLADO
FAIRFAX - Edward Albert Billado, 64, passed away in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans on Tuesday, April 3, 2007. Ed was born on Feb. 16, 1943, in Fairfax, son of the late Arden and Eleanor (Ward) Billado. Ed was a graduate of BFA-Fairfax, Class of 1961. He served in the U. S. Air Force during the Vietnam Conflict in Alaska and Japan. He retired from IBM in 1992 and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. Following his retirement he worked for Champlain College in the safety and security department. Ed looked forward to a good match of either golf or pool. He enjoyed watching and playing baseball and passed on the love of the game to all by introducing the sport to his daughter, son and grandchildren. He even belonged to the Fantasy Baseball League. Ed loved spending quality time with his grandchildren, who called him "Grandpa Ed." Special times were spent playing baseball with Wil, especially the dodge ball version. He was excited about his daughter's upcoming wedding in May 2008. He was a member of the NRA, the American Legion of St. Albans, Green Mountain Post 1, and in 2005 joined the Loyal Order of the Moose. Ed will be greatly missed by all those who had the true pleasure to have known and loved him. He is survived by his son, Edward Gray and his wife Karen and their children Wil and Payton of Suwanee, Ga.; his daughter, Sara Billado and fiance Dan White of King of Prussia, Pa.; his brother, Reginald Billado of Maine; his sister, Ardis Meunier of Fairfax; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also predeceased by his brother, Jerry Billado, and sister, Shirley Shafer. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, April 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 11, at 11 a.m. with full military services in the United Church of Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Ed's memory may be made to the Hydrocephalus Association, 870 Market St., Suite 705, San Francisco, CA 94102, or by visiting www.hydroassoc.org. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, VT 05454. Those who wish may forward their online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com .
NORMAND GEORGE LAVALLEE
Highgate Center, Vermont -- Normand George Lavallee, age 70 years, a longtime resident of Lamkin Street died early Saturday morning, March 17, 2007, at the Northwestern Medical Center in Saint Albans City. Born in Gardner, Massachusettes on, February 18, 1937, he was the son of the late George L. and Simone (Laverdure) Lavallee. He graduated from Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax in 1955 and from Saint Michaels College in 1959. He furthered his studies at the University of Mexico receiving a masters degree in Spanish and later at Middlebury College receiving his masters degree in French. He taught school for many years beginning at the former Highgate High School and later retired from Missisquoi Valley Union High School in Swanton. He faithfully served his country in the United States Air Force retiring from military service in October of 1993 with the Vermont Army National Guard. He was a member of the American Legion, Green Mountain Post 1 in Saint Albans regularly serving as a member of their funeral honor guard team. Normand was an active and devoted member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church serving as a member of the parish vestry, choir, assistant organist, Lay Reader, Chalice Bearer and Ministry Discernment Committee. He was also the overseer, historian and organist for Saint John's Episcopal Church in Highgate Falls. Normand's greatest love was his music. He was well known throughout Franklin County for his involvement with Sterling Weeds Imperial Orchestra, Saint Albans Citizens Band, Enosburgh Town Band, Fletcher /Fairfax Citizens Band, Green Mountain Freedom Band, and Vermont's 40th Army Band. He was also a member of the Champlain Chorus, served as director of the summer music series at Saint John's Episcopal Church and was involved in many musicals and plays at the Enosburgh Opera House and the Fairfax Community Theater. Norm also enjoyed the many hours he spent researching genealogy. He was also known as a world traveler having visited 17 countries and 46 states. He leaves one brother, Paul Lavallee (Pauline) of Fairfax; three sisters, Paulette Lavallee of Winooski, Claire (Ralph) Lemnah of Fairfax and Mariette Lavallee (Carol Hollenbeck) of Colchester; seven nieces and nephews, Thomas Lavallee (Rose), David Lavallee (Lydia), Carol Graves (Michael), Nancy Benoit (John), George Lavallee, Maureen Houston and Christopher Lemnah (Tammy); eight great nieces and nephews, Mason Lemnah, Jennifer Lavallee, Thomas Benoit, Christopher Graves, Amanda Graves, Caleb Houston, Brion Houston and Ashley Houston.
He was predeceased by a triplet sister, Pauline Lavallee in 2002.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at 11 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton (for reasons of space). The Reverend Reid D, Farrell will be the celebrant and homilist. Entombment will follow in Saint Mary's Receiving Vault to await spring interment in Saint John's Episcopal Cemetery in Highgate Falls. Relatives and friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family request gifts to the Franklin Central School Music Program, 15 School Street, Franklin, Vermont 05457.
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SWANTON - The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Tuesday, March 20, 2007, at 11 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (for reasons of space). The Reverend Reid D. Farrell, Rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, was the celebrant and Homilist. Also attending was The Reverend Donald Morris, former Holy Trinity Interim Rector. Serving as Crucifer was Kyle Trushaw, as Acolytes, Michal McCurdy and Katy Marshall and as Chalice Bearers, Carol McCurdy and Stephen Trushaw. Music was provided by the Holy Trinity Parish Choir, accompanied and directed by organist and pianist Rob Guerrina. Special Music was offered by soloist Susan Nadeau and guest organist Erik Kenyon. A Guard of Honor was formed by members of the American Legion, Green Mountain Post 1 of St. Albans.
The White Funeral Pall was draped over Normand's casket by his brother, Paul Lavallee, and his sisters, Claire Lemnah, Paulette Lavallee and Mariette Lavallee. The Cross was then placed by brother, Paul Lavallee. The First Lesson from The Wisdom of Solomon was proclaimed by Shelley Robtoy and The Second Lesson from The Letter of Paul to the Romans by Katherine Winchester. The Offertory Gifts were presented by nephew, David Lavallee; great-nephews, Mason Lemnah and Caleb Houston and great-niece, Jennifer Lavallee.
Among the many delegations in attendance were representatives from the Vermont Senate and House of Representatives, Citizens Concert Band, Vermont's 40th Army Band, Fairfax, Fletcher and Westford Band, Enosburgh Falls Town Band, Green Mountain Freedom Band, Enosburgh Opera House, Fairfax Community Theater, The Champlain Chorus, Directors and Organizers of St. John's Summer Music Series, Franklin County Council of the Arts, A.W. Rich Funeral Home, Minor Funeral Home, The Heald Funeral Home, Mary S. Babcock and Swanton Central Schools, Missisquoi Valley Union High School, St. Albans City and Town Schools, Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax-St. Albans, Highgate, Sheldon, Franklin, Enosburgh, Richford, and Isle La Motte School Districts, Highgate and Swanton Town and Village Offices, Vermont Air National Guard, Franklin County Home Health Agency, Marshall and Marshall Legal Services PLC, Northwestern Medical Center, IBM, Betty's Flower Basket, The County Courier, The Handy Group, Price Chopper, local Avon Representatives, Highgate Fire Department and Auxiliary, Department of Homeland Security including the Customs and Border Services, United States Postal Service, Carmen Brook Farm, Highgate and Swanton Historical Societies, as well as the parish communities of Holy Trinity, Nativity, St. Luke's, St. Anne's and St. Louis.
Entombment followed in St, Mary's Cemetery Receiving Vault to await a spring interment at St. John's Episcopal Cemetery in Highgate Falls. The Bearers were: nephews, George Lavallee and Christopher Lemnah; great-nephew, Brion Houston; and close family friends, Susan Nadeau, Eric Bushey and Christopher Roy. Following The Prayers of Final Commendation and Blessing a Bereavement Luncheon for family and friends was served in the Nativity Parish Center hosted by the Ladies of Holy Trinity assisted by the Nativity Parish Ladies of St. Anne.
During the visitation on Monday afternoon Father Farrell led the family in a Vigil Service. In the evening members of the American Legion Green Mountain Post 1 Color Guard provided a guard of honor at Normand's casket.
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CAROL (CALDWELL) SELBY
FAIRFAX - Carol (Caldwell) Selby, 83, passed away on Monday, March 19, 2007, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington with her family by her side. Carol was born on Nov. 3, 1923, in the Hotel Wadsworth in Boston, Mass., daughter of the late Albert Barrington and Frances Darling (Martin) Caldwell.
Carol began her career as a ballroom dance instructor for an exclusive dancing school in Brookline, Mass. and a runway model for Filenes. She married Dr. John H. Selby on July 30, 1942, in West Newton, Mass. In 1952 they moved to Lubbock, Texas and there she raised her four children and was very involved in their lives. She was very active in the PTA, serving as president for several years. She also served as President of the Medical Auxiliary in Lubbock.
In 1969 she moved to Fairfax, Vt. where she lived the remainder of her life. Her favorite past-time was painting. Her freehand style was very unique, her motto being: "If it stands still, paint it." She later drew upon her talents to open a shop, Potpourri, selling her hand-painted country "knick-knacks."
She loved to expand her mind by reading books and solving crossword puzzles. She took pleasure in the out-of-doors and spending time with her family and her pets.
She is survived by her four children: John H. Selby Jr. and wife, Kay of Tennessee, Susan Drew and husband, Lou of New Hampshire, Sherrill Pigeon and partner, Steve Moran of Westford, Cindy Bevins of St. Albans; 12 grandchildren: Greg and Dianna Selby of Tennessee, Jeff and Lizbeth Selby of Kentucky, Laura Selby of Kentucky, Debbie Larson of Sheldon, Melissa LeClair and husband, Terry Eels, Jon LeClair and wife, Jill of Swanton, Stefanie Pigeon of Fairfax, Justin Pigeon of St. Albans, Jennifer and Jon Magnant of Sheldon, Matthew and Angela Karlin of Milton, Kim and Paul Cluff of Spring, Texas, Bryan Bevins and girlfriend, Devan Ebel of Milton; 26 great-grandchildren. She is also predeceased by her brother, Bradford Caldwell.
There will be no public visiting hours. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. at A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel with the Reverend Dennis Hayward officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sanderson Corner Cemetery, Fairfax.
Memorial contributions in Carol's memory may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Those who wish may forward their online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by John. D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
MARION (LEACH) WEBB
FAIRFAX - Marion (Leach) Webb, 88, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, in Redstone Villa Nursing Home in St. Albans. She was born on July 29, 1918, in New Haven, daughter of the late Howard and Edith (Buck) Leach. Marion was married on June 3, 1939, to the late S. William Webb in the Baptist Church in Fairfax. Marion loved to read and in her younger years she was quite an accomplished seamstress. Marion loved her grandchildren and always enjoyed spending time with them. She is survived by her four daughters: Pauline Lavallee and husband Paul of Fairfax, Wanda Nichols and husband John of Clarksville, Ga., Shirley Stevens of San Diego, Calif., Martha Webb of Bellingham, Wash.; her brother, Lawrence Leach of St. Albans; a sister-in-law, Frena Phillips and husband William of Westford two brothers-in-law, J. Douglas Webb and Orman Ovitt, both of Fairfax; six grandchildren, David Shepardson, Douglas Shepardson, Pamela Morgan and husband Dana "Butch" Morgan, John Nichols and wife Stacy, Timothy Hurlbut and wife Alex, Jeffrey Hurlbut Webb; four great-grandchildren: Sandra Nichols, Ryan Bohley, Mason Nichols, Madison Nichols; five step-grandchildren, Tom Lavallee and wife Rose, David Lavallee and wife Lydia, Carol Graves and husband Michael, Nancy Benoit and husband John, George Lavallee; four step-greatgrandchildren, Amanda, Christopher, Thomas, Jennifer; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by her sister, Ruth Ellsworth; and two grandchildren, Dean Shepardson and Reginald Nichols. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the United Church of Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Marion's name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Vermont & New Hampshire Chapter, 172 N. Main St., Barre, VT 05641-4124, or to the United Church of Fairfax, c/o Sally Sweet, 44 Sweet/Slattery Road, East Fairfield, VT 05448. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St. Fairfax, VT 05454. Those who wish may forward their online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com
MARLENE GRACE (BESSETTE) BOCASH
Fairfax - On Monday, February 5, 2007, Marlene Grace Bocash, 65, a lifelong resident of the area passed away unexpectedly at her home in Fairfax, Vermont. She was born, April 27, 1941, in Fairfield, Vermont to Dorothy (McMahon) and Lawrence Bessette. Marlene attended school in Fairfield.
Marlene worked as a home health care provider and in elderly care facilities for many years in St. Albans, Vermont. She enjoyed working with the elderly by helping to ease their loneliness that they often experienced. She always had time for a casual conversation.
Marlene is survived by her two sons, Kevin Carmody of Springfield, Massachusetts, Craig Carmody of Charlestown, New Hampshire; and her brother, Bernard Bessette of Fairfax, Vermont. She also leaves four grandchildren: Shawn, Scott, Shannon and Samantha. She was preceded in death by her son, Brian J. Carmody in 1986.
Marlene was a loving mother, grandmother and friend, who always had a funny story or joke to tell. She took great pride in cooking for her many friends and family at her home gatherings, especially during the holidays. She spent many happy days crocheting and sewing. She had a passion for her flower garden, and yard sales, and always spending time with her dog, family and friends. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. Though she is gone, her spirit will remain with us always.
"We Love You Mom," Brian, Craig, Kevin,"Grammie", As the Lord calls you home, may you find peace and tranquility. Soar with the Angels. And, shine your light down on us in the early morning sunrise and from the moon-lit sky. Until we meet again ...
The Carmody family would like to thank the Bessette family for all their love, care and support. and to all of Marlene's friends for all their wonderful, caring, friendship through the years.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2007, at 3:00 P.M in the Heald Funeral Chapel, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans with the Reverend Charles Kuthe, Pastor of the Georgia Plain Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be later this spring at the family lot in the St. Albans Bay Cemetery. Marlene's family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 P.M. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to, Marline's family, c/o Craig Carmody, P.O. Box 407, Charleston, NH 03603. Assisting Marlene's family is Lucien J. Hayes of the Heald Funeral Home. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
MONA RAE (PAQUETTE) BILLINGS
Sheldon - Mona Rae Billings, 43, a life long resident of this area passed away unexpectedly Friday January 12, 2007, at the Northwestern Medical Center with her loving family at her side. She was born in St. Albans, Vermont on February 24, 1963, the daughter of Colleen (Palmer) Paquette and the late Raymond Paquette. On July 25, 1981, in Fairfax, she married Michael K. Billings who survives her. They celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary on July 22, 2006.
Mona was a 1981 graduate of Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax. She also attended Champlain College in Burlington. At the time of her death Mona was Office Manager for Bio-Medical Appliances, Incorporated. She also taught Medical Coding at Community College of Vermont. Mona enjoyed reading, movies and being with little kids.
Survivors include her husband, Michael of Sheldon, their two daughters, Brittany and Amanda both of Sheldon, her sisters, Ann Morris and her husband, Rick of Swanton, Melissa Domiano and her husband, Michael of Bristol, Indiana, and her brother, Julius Paquette and his wife, Jeanne of Georgia, her half-sister, Joanna Paquette of Winchester, New Hampshire, several nieces and nephews, a great nephew, Connor Mott and a great niece, Emily Rose Hemingway. Mona is also survived by her mother-in-law, Mildred Billings of Westford, her sisters-in-law, Rosemary Burroughs of Williston and Robin King and her husband, Donnie of Underhill, her brothers-in-law, Larry Billings and his wife, Amanda, of Westford and Fred Billings and his wife, Brenda of St. Albans, many, many aunts, uncles and cousins and her three Boston Terriers, Mollie, Bentley and Andrew. Mona was preceded in death by her father, Raymond Paquette in June of 2000 and her father-in-law, Richard Billings in June of 1991.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 17, 2007, at 11:00 A.M. in the Ascension Catholic Church on Ethan Allen Highway in Georgia with the Reverend Maurice J. Roy celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in the family lot in Hope Cemetery in Georgia. Mona's family will receive friends on Tuesday January 16 from 3-5 & 7-9 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mona's family, c/o Michael Billings, 377 Sheldon Heights, Sheldon, VT 05483. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
REBA EILEEN (FOSS) SHELTRA
Reba Eileen (Foss) Sheltra, age 88, after a short illness died Jan. 8, 2007, at her daughter's home surrounded by her family members. A longtime resident of Fletcher, Reba was born in Fairfax, Sept. 27, 1918. She was the daughter of George and Fern (Lord) Foss. She married Francis Eli Sheltra in Cambridge on Jan. 22, 1936. She is survived by her husband, Francis; a sister, Aleita Chapman of Plainville, Conn.; and their eight children: Nancy and Robert Ladd of Fletcher, Donna and Philip Reynolds of Cambridge, Betsy Taylor of St. Albans, Sandra and Roger Coburn of Johnson, Ronald and Marie of Florida, Gail and Rick Mitchell of Florida, Kathy and Bryan Terpstra of Ohio, and Dawn and Garry Rabideau of Fairfax. She leaves 31 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her granddaughter, Peggy Reynolds in 1994; also a brother, Alton Foss. Memorial Service to be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses on the Pleasant Valley Road in Jeffersonville at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007. Contributions can be sent to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, PO Box 38, Lake Elmore, VT 05657. Any cards can be sent to: 1465 Bartlett Hill, Jeffersonville, Vt. 05464. Arranged by A.W. Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax.
ROBERT R. SCOTT
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. Robert R. Scott, 65, of Coconut Creek passed away on Jan. 6, 2007. He was the son of the late Ralph H. Scott and Reta (Tinker) Scott of Binghamville, Vt. Bob is survived by his wife Rita and was a devoted father of Scottie R. Scott, Paul Douglas Scott and his wife Zoe, Jennifer Frankenstein and her husband Stephen and stepfather to Sharon Greico and David Radzivill. Bob had 13 grandchildren: Jonathan and Nicole Scott, Christian, Cayla, Carson and Camden Scott, Kate Lynn, Robert, Andrea, Kyle and Stephanie Frankenstein, Jessica Greico and Zachary Johnson. His sisters Patricia Root and her husband Eastman of Fletcher, Vt., and Marjorie Rainville of Fairfax, Vt., also survive him. Bobby as he was known in his younger years, grew up in Binghamville and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He graduated from BFA, Fairfax in 1959 where he played in the band and was salutatorian of his graduating class. He moved to Florida in 1973. Bob was an avid Giants baseball fan and loved working with his sons at Doug's company, PTG Studios. Dad, you taught us so much. We love you and will miss you deeply. For those who knew and loved our father and our family, we would love to hear from you. Please send your memories to Jennifer Frankenstein, 271 West Highland Street, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Dad loved Vermont and spoke often of his life growing up there. Funeral services will be held at Star of David, 7701 Bailey Road, North Lauderdale, Fla., on Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m.
JOAN (MITCHELL) MARRIOTT
ESSEX JUNCTION Joan Mitchell Marriott died Friday, Jan. 5, 2007, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, after a long illness, with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 28, 1929, in Clark Mills, N.Y., the last of 12 girls of Charles and Cecilia (Roullier) Mitchell. She was married to Robert Bailey Marriott on Dec. 31, 1946, in St. Francis De Sales, Utica, N.Y. Joan was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all. She loved her Irish and Native American heritage by celebrating life to the fullest. She was also an avid reader, especially historical novels, and loved musicals. She loved having her children around, especially in her final days of life. She is survived by her nine children, Robert B. Marriott Jr. of Essex Junction, Rita M. McCurley of Essex Junction, Rosemary A. Myers of Milton, John C. Marriott of Fairfax, Joseph W. Marriott of Jericho, Judith M. Dubois of Essex Junction, Michael D. Marriott of Essex Junction, Marie D. Webber of Essex Junction and Eileen T. Kourkoulis of North Reading, Mass.; her sister Winifred Plante of Utica; 23 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert B. Marriott Sr.; sons, James P. Marriott and William C. Marriott; her sisters, Rita, Marie, Gertrude, Leona, Edna, Lillian, Florence, Cecila, Mildred and Lorraine Mitchell. The family would like to thank all the nursing staff at Fletcher Allen Health Care on MICU, SICU, McClure 5, and most recently, Baird 4. They would also like to thank Dr. Nathaniel Thompson and Dr. Nadia Bambace, who was with our mother the last few days. Special thanks to Dr. John Fitzgerald for all he had done for our mother and her family. He is a very special man. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. in Holy Family Catholic Church in Essex Junction. Visiting hours will be held Monday, Jan. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Marriott requested Masses or donations to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446, or the American Heart Association, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
MADELINE A. (BOOZAN) KING
FLETCHER - Madeline Alma (Boozan) King, age 82, a lifelong resident of Fletcher, passed away peacefully at her home early Friday morning, Jan. 5, 2007, surrounded by her loving husband and family. She was born in Fletcher on Oct. 10, 1924, daughter of the late Leon and Teresa (Corse) Boozan. She was a graduate of BFA-Fairfax, Class of 1943, and then attended Champlain College, the former Burlington Business School. Madeline was married on the family farm to Delmar E. King on April 24, 1948. Together they raised three sons, including a set of twins. Madeline was extremely proud of having had a set of twins. She worked on the family farm as well as McGoverns in Cambridge and proudly worked as the assistant town clerk of Fletcher for over 10 years. Madeline was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be dearly missed by all those who had the true pleasure to have known her and to have loved her. Madeline is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 58 years, Delmar E. King; her three sons: twins, Leon King & his wife Cindy, Loren King and his wife Guyla, Alan King and his wife Lisa; grandchildren: Jonathan King and his wife Kimberly, their son Logan and expected daughter in April, Justin King and son Tyler James King, Nichole King, Amanda King, Christine King, all of Fletcher; cousins, Roger Boozan and wife Mary of Essex Junction, and Ardelle Spaulding of Fairfax; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no public visiting hours or funeral services. A graveside service will be held in the spring with inurnment in the family lot in the Binghamville Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Madelines memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health and Hospice, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Those who wish may forward their online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
REGINALD A. EASTMAN
FLETCHER - Reginald Arthur Eastman, age 68, passed away unexpectedly at Copley Hospital in Morrisville on Thursday evening, Dec. 21, 2006. Reginald was born on May 13, 1938, in Waterford, Vt. He worked as a carpenter and mechanic for many years and enjoyed cutting firewood following his retirement. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and his loving wife Gloria (Francis) Eastman of Fletcher. He is also survived by a daughter, Susie; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Howard and husband Winfred of Alburgh, Judy Fitzpatrick and husband Bernard of Essex; close friends, David & Joanne Peake of Milton and Gordon and Jeffy Turner of Fletcher. He was predeceased by his parents; three brothers, Ray, Clayton and Alan; three sisters, Dorothy, Emaline and Verna. A graveside committal service will be held on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2006, at 1 p.m. in Mountain View Cemetery, Essex Center. There will be no public visiting hours. Those who wish may forward their on line condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman of the A.W. Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
SANDY (YOUNG) ZENO
FAIRFAX Sandy (Young) Zeno, 59, passed away in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Thursday evening, Nov. 30, 2006, with her loving family by her side. Sandy was born on March 9, 1947, in Cambridge, daughter of Benjamin Young and the late Theresa (Sloan) Young. Sandy married John Zeno in St Luke Church in Fairfax on March 22, 1980. She was proud of her nurses aide training, graduating top in her class and worked for several years administering love and attention to her grateful patients. Sandy always looked forward to the special times shared with her grandchildren watching and helping them grow. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. Like the lighthouses she admired so much Sandy remained a beacon of light offering safe haven and unconditional love for her family and friends, always being there for others in their time of need. She will be greatly missed by all of those fortunate enough to have known and loved her. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, John Zeno; her four sons: David Toof and wife Tina of Fairfax, Kevin Toof and wife Angela of Morrisville, Jeremy Zeno of Morrisville, Ryan Zeno of Fairfax; her father, Benjamin Young of Fairfax; two brothers, Lawrence Young and wife Barbara A. of Fairfax, Robert Young and wife Marlene Tillery of Fletcher; one sister, Barbara E. Young of Fairfax; her mother-in-law, Maryann Zeno of Fairfax; sister-in-law, Joanne Champagne and husband John of Swanton; three grandchildren, Jacob and Kaitlyn Toof of Morrisville, Cheyenne Toof of Fairfax; three aunts, Ruth Burleson, Beverly Lehane and husband Eugene, and Ina Gilson; several nieces and nephews including special niece and nephew Dameon and Morgan Young; and many cousins including William and Margo Wilkins. There will be no public visiting hours. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. in St. Luke Catholic Church officiated by chief celebrant the Reverend John Feltz and concelebrated by the Rev. Romanus Igweonu. Memorial contributions in Sandy's memory may be made to Make- A-Wish Foundation, 100 Dorset St., Suite 13, South Burlington, VT 05401. Those who wish may forward their online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St. Fairfax, VT 05454.
LAWRENCE FRANCIS "BABE" SLOAN
FLETCHER Lawrence Francis Babe Sloan, 79, passed away in Northwestern Medical Center on Thursday Nov. 9, 2006. Babe was born on Jan. 12, 1927, and raised in Fletcher, son of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth (Irish) Sloan. He served his country well in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Olive Demar on Aug. 17, 1968, in Swanton. Babe operated a dairy farm on the land he was born and raised on. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. Babe will be greatly missed by all those who had the true pleasure to know and love him. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Olive Sloan; his two sons, James Gebo and wife Paula of Fairfield, J. R. Sloan and wife Terry of Fletcher; three daughters, Susan Rooney and husband Chuck of Bolton, Penny Kane and husband Kevin of Fletcher, and Lisa Liberty and husband Troy of Richmond; his sister, Ruth Burleson of Fairfax; and many cousins, nieces, nephews including a special nephew, Paul Burleson; and 11 grandchildren: Jennifer, James and Michael Gebo; Amanda Rooney; Shannon and Megan Kane; Max, Katie and Derreck Sloan; Rebecca and Corkie Liberty. He was predeceased by his brother Alton Sloan, and his sisters Theresa Young and Mary Fay. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. in the United Church of Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Inurnment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, VT 05454.
RICHARD JOHN LAVERDURE
Pastor Richard John Laverdure, 66, of Boynton Beach, Florida, passed away on Oct. 31, 2006. Richard was born in Burlington, VT on Sept. 17, 1940, son of Roma and Lena (Barkyoumb) Laverdure. He was united in marriage to Chris Laverdure on June 10, 2001. Rich loved his family, laughing with his friends, but his passion was winning souls to Christ. He will be greatly missed by all. He is survived by the love of his life, Chris and daughter, Claeana of Boynton Beach; sons, Richard (Clearice), Gary (LeighAnn) and Bruce (Angela) all from Wilmington, NC; 5 awesome grandchildren, Jonathan, Brittany, Devin, Katie and Austin. Family will receive (Today) from 6-9 pm at Beth Israel Mem. Chapel, Woolbright and Jog Rds., 561-732-3000. Service will be Fri., 9:30 am at Trinity Church International, 7255 5. Military Tr. Lake Worth. Donations in Rich's memory may be made to M.O.R.E. project 10757, South River Front Pkwy, #110, Salt Lake City, UT 84095.
MARVIN ALLEN NELSON
FAIRFAX Marvin Allen Nelson of Fairfax Vt. died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He had spent the day visiting with dear friends, the Bentleys and the Bakers, and speaking at length on the phone with his brother Rodger. He died peacefully after a full day. Marvin was born in Taylor Falls, Minn. on Feb. 11, 1926, to the late George R. and Helen (Johnson) Nelson. He grew up in the small Swedish community of Almelund with his brothers Luther and Rodger and sister Elaine. His faith was an important part of his life. Upon graduation from high school Marvin joined the U.S. Marine Corp. He fought in the Pacific Theatre at Guadalcanal and participated in the invasion of Okinawa on Easter Sunday, 1945. He was wounded on May 2, 1945, and was treated on a hospital ship. As soon as he was sufficiently recovered he began to do what he would all his life: share support. He walked around the ship and visited with other wounded soldiers, lending comfort where he could. He was also part of the occupation of China. He was awarded a Purple Heart and was discharged in 1946. His war experiences had a profound influence on his life. Marvin was proud of his service in the Marines yet remained committed to working for a world of peace in which they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their swords into pruning hooks. After returning from the war he lived on the family farm for awhile, traveled in Europe, and then spent the remainder of his life traveling about the northeast, logging and sugaring with horses. He made many lasting friendships through his work. Marvin was a man of profound faith in god. He lived out his faith through his love of children and respect for the natural world. A small man, he had a gentle way with the large workhorses he handled and loved. He led a simple life, owned few things, and had little concern for material things. He used most of the little money he had to sponsor children through various aid agencies. Proud of his Swedish heritage, he enjoyed telling stories of his Grandfather Nelson. Marvin rarely missed a sporting event at BFA Fairfax and especially enjoyed helping out at the Fairfax relay race which will be dedicated to him this year. Every one knew the little man who helped out when needed. Marvin always had an Ole and Lena joke to tell, a piece of Juicy Fruit to give, and a good story to share. He will be deeply missed by all who came to know and love him. He is survived by his brother Rodger; several nieces and nephew; all the children he has sponsored; and all the friends he leaves behind, especially the Bakers, the Bentleys, the residents of Mountain View senior housing, and Izzy, Jenell and Paul Gamm, and his pastor Rev. Elizabeth. He was also predeceased by his brother Luther and his sister Elaine Anderson. No public visiting hours will be held. A memorial service celebrating Marvin's life will be held at the United Church of Fairfax on Wednesday Sept. 20, at noon with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will be at the convenience of the family and at the Veteran's Cemetery in Randolph, Vt. with full military honors he so well deserves. Memorial contributions in Marvin's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice benefiting children. Those who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St. Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
JAMES WILLARD NAYLOR
FLETCHER - James Willard Naylor, age 49, passed away tragically, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at his residence in Fletcher, Vt. He was born the son of Hazel (Snide) Naylor and the late Clarence Naylor on May 26, 1957, in Fletcher, Vt.
Jim had served as a member of the Army National Guard for 10 years. He had been employed at Pike Industries for over five years as a steam roller operator. Jim married Lise Perras in 2000 in Fletcher, Vt. He loved spending fall deer hunting on his land in East Fairfield and in the spring he looked forward to making maple syrup in his sugar shack. Jim held a special bond with his children and grandchildren loving them unconditionally. He will be greatly missed by all those who truly knew and loved him.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lise (Perras) Naylor of Fletcher; his mother, Hazel (Snide) Naylor of Fletcher; three daughters, Jessica Kennedy and Larry Kim of Burlington, Jennifer Kennedy of Lyndonville, Vt., Jamie Kennedy of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; four step-children: Jason Hutchins and wife, Kim of North Hero, Vt., Aaron Hutchins of St. Albans, Vt., Landon Hutchins of St. Albans, Vt., Christie Hutchins of St. Albans, Vt.; one brother, Edward Naylor of Fletcher, Vt.; three sisters: Rosie Naylor of Fletcher, Vt., Marlene Naylor of Fletcher, Vt., Sheila Naylor of Fletcher, Vt.; four grandchildren: Alex Kim, Sarah Kim, Isaac Hutchins and Ava Grace Hutchins; mother-in-law, Lucille Perras of St. Albans; brother-in-law, Mark Perras of Swanton; two sisters-in-law, Jean Perras and David Roessner of New Jersey, Shirley Phillips and Reggie Johnson of Georgia; his faithful dog Savage and his beloved cat Peppy.
There will be no public visiting hours. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the family lot in Binghamville Cemetery in Fletcher, Vt.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jims memory to a charity of ones choice. Those who wish can forward their online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
EDWARD FRANCIS BESSETTE
FAIRFAX - Edward Francis Bessette, age 70, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006, at his residence in Fairfax surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 18, 1936, in St. Albans, Vt. to the late Francis and Reba (Ellsworth) Bessette.
Edward graduated from Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax in 1954. He continued to work on the family farm until he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Dix, N.J. On one of his trips home, he met Carol, which led to his decision to return to farming and start a family. He continued as a member of the Vermont Army National Guard.
Edward was a dedicated, loving husband, father and grandfather. Long hours of daily farm chores did not prevent him from sharing the responsibilities of running a Town as well. He served as Selectman and Lister for more than 10 years. His pride in his School prompted continued support for the growing needs of our school system. He enjoyed his many years as a bus driver. He played tuba in the Fairfax Westford Band. This became a family affair as Carol, Ted, Lynda, Roger and Dee all played instruments and joined in. After 30 years on the family farm, he retired and was able to spend precious time in his new role as Grandpa, and pursue his interest in genealogy.
As soon as he was eligible, he became an active member of the Fairfax Senior Citizens and served as Treasurer. He enjoyed the opportunity to visit with friends and eat the best lunch one could have as a bonus. Retirement gave him more time to share with family and longtime friends, Lee & Louise Minor, Reg & Joyce Barkyoumb, Gerry & Marilyn Minor, Bill & Nancy Orcutt, and David & Janet Minor, and many others too numerous to list. His three years as a snowbird was an added enjoyment. Though Edward was a man of few words, the memories of times spent with him will be cherished by his family and friends.
Our heartfelt thanks goes out to his dedicated, caring doctors and nurses, especially Dr. John Fitzgerald and Dr. John Saia. His wish to spend his last days at home was made possible through the skilled and compassionate care provided by the Franklin County Home and Hospice Program.
He is predeceased by his sister, Charlene Matthews on Oct. 14, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Carol (Ryan) Bessette; his son, Thomas Ted Bessette and wife, Christine of Fairfax and their children, Patrick and Lara; his son, Roger Francis Bessette and wife, Crystal of Richmond, Va. and their children, Brooke and Brittany; his daughter, Lynda (Bessette) Allen and husband, John of Oswego, Ill.; his daughter, Darlene (Bessette) Coon of Fairfax and her children, Erin, Nick and Matt, and their father Kevin; three brothers, William Bessette and wife, Mary of Swanton, Frederick Bessette and wife, Judi of Nashotah, Wis., Thomas Bessette and wife, Roberta of Munson, Mass.; two sisters, Brenda Thibault and husband, Sylva of Fairfax, Lisa Minor and husband, Marvin of Fairfax; three brothers-in-law, Earle Matthews of Essex, Dennis Ryan of Vancouver, BC, Richard Hoerner and wife, Wendy of Ottawa, Canada; one sister-in-law, Mary Hopp and husband, Donald of Portland, Mich.; two aunts, Rita Bessette of Fairfax, Beatrice Bessette of St. Albans; and several nieces, nephews and many cousins.
Visiting hours were held on Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the A. W. Rich Funeral Home Fairfax Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial was held today, Sept. 5, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the St. Lukes Catholic Church with the Rev. Francis Connors officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in the St. Lukes cemetery in Fairfax.
Memorial contributions in Edwards memory may be made to the Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens, P.O. Box 246, Fairfax, Vt. 05454, or Franklin County Home Health Agency, Inc. 3 Home Health Circle, St Albans, Vt. 05478. Those who wish can forward their online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
HELEN MARION (WARREN) MEUNIER
FAIRFAX - Helen Warren Meunier, a lifelong resident of Fairfax, died on Aug. 30, 2006, at Haven Health Care. Helen was born on Feb. 8, 1916, the daughter of the late Wayne and Leona (Chates) Warren. Helen attended school in Fairfax. She worked in the housekeeping department at the Medical Center in Burlington. Her survivors include her daughter, Pauline and her husband, Richard Coe of Sheldon; a son, Robert Meunier of St. Albans; a daughter-in-law, Ardis Meunier of Fairfax; a sister, Cynthia Learned of Jericho; sister-in-law, Mildred Warren of Fairfax; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by an infant daughter, Beverly; a son, Edward Meunier; three brothers, Nelson, George and Wayne Warren; five sisters, Doris and Irene Warren, Alma Billado, Wilma Rooney, Myrle Lafountain; and two half sisters, Iris Laporte and May Lamelle. There will be no public visiting hours or funeral services. Burial will be in the Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax at the convenience of the family. Gifts in Helen's memory may be made to Fairfax Rescue Squad Inc., P.O. 228 Fairfax, Vt. 05454, or to the American Heart Association, VT Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701, or to a charity of their choice. Those who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
HERBERT H. WEBB
ST. ALBANS - Herbert Harry Webb, 84, passed away Monday evening, Aug. 28, 2006, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. He was born on Dec. 2, 1921, in Fairfax, son of the late Herbert and Betsy (Powers) Webb. Herbert was a dedicated dairy farmer for many years. Following retirement he drove bus for BFA Fairfax for over 10 years. He was proud to have been a founding member of the Fairfax Fire Department. He was a member of the Lamoille Lodge 6, F. &A.M. of Fairfax. Herbert enjoyed reading and fishing, and especially looked forward to hunting rabbits with his loyal dog "Duke." He will be greatly missed by his friends and family. He is survived by, his three sons, Roland Webb and wife Joan of Swanton, Bruce Webb and wife Martha of Fletcher, Samuel Webb and wife Tracy of Swanton; son -in-law Thomas Barnes of Highgate Springs; two brothers, Arthur Webb and wife Margaret of Fairfax, George Kemp and wife Beverly of Highgate Center; his sister, Mabel Benoit and husband Fernand of Brandon; many grandchildren, several greatgrandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife Jessie (Ryan) Webb on April 25, 1985; daughter Betsy Barnes in 1993; grandson Roland Webb II; sister Phyllis Maxfield; and brother-in-law, Walter Maxfield. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, August 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at A. W. Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax Chapel. Funeral services will be Thursday, Aug. 31, at 1 p.m. in the United Church of Fairfax with the Reverend Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Herbert's memory may be made to a fire department of your choice or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701. Those who wish may forward their online condolences by visiting http://www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A.W. Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St. Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
RICHARD DAVIS HOWELL III
Richard "Rik" D. Howell III, 30, was called to be with our Lord on Aug. 19, 2006. He was born in Clarksville, Tenn. on May 26, 1976, to Richard Howell Jr. and Cynthia Taylor Ranks. He is survived by his loving mother, Cynthia Ranks, and stepfather, Daniel Ranks of Fairfax, Vt.; his father, Richard D. Howell Jr. of Clarksville, Tenn.; and the loves of his life, his two beautiful daughters, Ilana and Darci Howell; his sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Kris Leader, and their sons Matthew and Brandon Leader of Montana; his maternal grandmother, Margaret Bero of St. Albans, Vt.; paternal grandparents, Richard Sr. and Molly Howell of Clarksville, Tenn.; his uncle Carlyle Poole; and several cousins of Tennessee. He also leaves behind many aunts and uncles from Vermont: Stephen M. Taylor, Marie & Francis Putnam, Sheila & Larry Snaith Sr., Priscilla & Stanley Putnam, Edwina & Joe Leclair, Rosemary & Stewart Barrows, Joann & Bill Gordon, Robin & Mike Pepin and also Jim & Ann Nutting of Florida. He was predeceased by his grandfather Edward L. Taylor; aunt Barbara and her son, Christopher Coon; cousins, Kevin M. Jerry and James Nutting and aunt Kitty Poole. A funeral was held on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2006, at Sykes Funeral Home in Clarksville, Tenn., assisted by Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services of St. Albans, Vt. Our love and prayers go with you "Bucky." With all our love to a very special young man who God called home much too soon. The family wishes to thank everyone who helped us through this difficult time.
ROBERT CHARLES (GUBBY) LUMAN
FAIRFAX -- Robert C. Gubby Luman, 56, The Man, The Myth and The Legend of Maple Street died unexpectedly Friday August 4, 2006 at his home in Fairfax.
Gubby was born January 14, 1950 in St. Albans Kerbs Baby the son of the late John Robert and Bernice LeMay Luman. A lifelong resident, he attended Fairfax schools. A natural salesman, he enjoyed wheeling and dealing, whether it be automobiles, boats, guns or baseball cards.
An avid outdoorsman, Gubby enjoyed his trips to Alaska as well as hunting and fishing in the area. He loved taking his time and being with his friends, riding around the back roads looking for wildlife or going down to the lake and finding a nice spot to just sit and enjoy a beautiful sunset. All those who knew him will miss him.
Gubby is survived by his son, Robert C. Luman, Jr. of Anchorage Alaska and Wanda Carp also of Anchorage who was Gubbys longtime companion and mother of his son. His Uncle Peanut Raymond Luman and his wife, Helga of New Jersey, his aunt Lillian Robtoy of St. Albans. His cousins, Donald Luman and his wife Lynn of Fairfax, Richard LeMay of Johnson, Frank Luman of Burlington and Mike and Denise Luman of New York He also leaves behind a long list of friends.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday August 11, 2006 at 2 pm in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until the hour of the service on Friday.
Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home of Milton.
SANDRA L. (JONES) BUSHEY
FAIRFAX Sandra L. Bushey, 59, died unexpectedly early Tuesday morning Aug. 1, 2006, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following heart surgery. Sandra was born October. 25, 1946, in Burlington, the daughter of Frank and Catherine (Sweeney) Jones. On May 23, 1981, Sandra married Wilfred Willy Bushey, who predeceased her on January 17, 2003. She had worked many years for Sodexho at UVM, as supervisor of food services. She will be remembered as an avid bingo player. Sandra lived on School Street in Fairfax for over 25 years. Mrs. Bushey loved her children and grandchildren. They meant the world to her. She is survived by her children, Molly Bigelow, John Bigelow and his wife Eileen, Carrie Bushey, all of Fairfax; her grandchildren, Sarah and Patrick Bigelow and Marshall Bushey; her brothers, Walter Jones and Garry Jones; her sisters Mable Kline and Shirley Lumbra; and by several nieces and nephews including Tanya Bushey and her daughter April, April Craig and her husband Donald and their daughter Breyona. In addition to her husband, Willy, Sandra was predeceased by her son Marshall Bigelow, brothers and sisters, Betty Lawyer, Barbara Jones, Frank Jones Jr., Joyce Pecor and Robert Jones Sr. Funeral services will be held Friday evening Aug. 4, 2006, at 7 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. Contributions in Sandra's memory may be made to the Fairfax Community Library in care of Sharon Horr, Librarian, 288 McNall Road, Fairfax, Vt. 05454 Visiting hours will be held Friday Aug. 4, 2006, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.
JAMES HERMAN TERRELL
LOUISIANA/FAIRFAX --James Herman Terrell, age 72, passed away Friday, July 7, 2006, in Louisiana after a long illness. James was born June 8, 1934, in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Charles and Irene (Davignon) Terrell.
He served his country well as a member of the United States Navy on the USS Intrepid during the Korean War. In September 1983 he married Sara Wells. He was employed as a cross-country tractor trailer driver. He and his former wife Sara had resided in Fairfax, Vt. and James had been a dedicated and valued member of Fairfax Rescue for a number of years. He also served on the Fanwood New Jersey Fire and Rescue Squad for 17 years.
He is survived by his former wife, Sara; his two daughters. Cora Gardner and her husband. John of Bossier City, La., Kathy Roach and her husband, Gene of Doyline, La.; one brother, Frank Terrell and his wife, Nina of Haughton, La.; one sister, Marguerite Terrell of Hawaii; three grandchildren, Amy, Kimberly and Chad; two greatgrandchildren, Kambry and Hunter; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2006, in St. Luke's Catholic Church, Fairfax, Vt. at 10 a.m. Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in James's memory to Fairfax Rescue, P.O. Box 428, Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
FAIRFAX Ron Cutting, 59, passed away after a courageous bout with cancer Sunday, July 16, 2006, in Fletcher Allen Health Care with his loving wife, Sandra, and family by his side. Ron was born July 7, 1947, son of the late Waldo and Norma (Woodworth) Cutting in Burlington. He graduated from BFA - Fairfax, Class of 1964. Ron served our country well as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He married the love of his life, the former Sandra Barkyoumb, on Oct. 3, 1970, in St. Luke Church in Fairfax. Ron worked as an electrician for Ideal Electric for many years and then went on to work for IBM, and retired after 29 years of dedicated service. Ron enjoyed hosting barbeques, gardening and looked forward to spending his spare time raising turkeys, beef and pigs. He loved his family, his friends and his grandchildren, who meant the world to him. Ron loved life and lived everyday to its fullest. His motto was always Carpe Diem... Live for today. On June 24, 2006 he was extremely proud to have completed 15 laps during the relay for life in Essex Junction. Ron will be greatly missed by all of those who had the true pleasure to know and love him. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sandra Cutting of Fairfax; his son James Cutting and his partner, Brent Hewey, of Burlington; his daughter, Lynn Orton and her husband, Stephen, and their three children, Daeton, Faith and Justis, of Fairfax; his three sisters, Lillian Desso and her husband, Gerry, of Essex and their daughters, special nieces Kim Demebele and Karen MacDonald; Vera Buttles and her husband, John, of Milton, Laura Ovitt and her husband, Mark, of Richford; several nieces, nephews, many cousins and a special friend, Dan Dion. Visiting hours will be held Thursday July 20, in A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be Friday, July 21, at 11 a.m. in the Fairfax United Church, with Reverend Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery. Memorial contributions maybe made in Ron's memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701. Those who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St. Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
RUSSELL F. DEVINO
Richmond--Russell F. Devino, 78 of Hinesburg Road, died peacefully in the presence of his loving wife and family, early Sunday morning July 16, 2006 at his home in Richmond. Russell was born February 23, 1928 in the Buck Hollow area of Fairfax, the son of the late Erwin Nelson and Hazel Emily Derry Devino. He attended school in Fairfax and served with the US Army during WWII receiving both the WWII Victory Medal as well as the Army of Occupation Medal for his service to his country. On July 28, 1948 he married Hildegard Hafner in Ingolstadt, Germany. Together they have made their home in Richmond since 1971. An avid outdoorsman, who loved to hunt, garden and ice fish, he enjoyed his small family farm where he was able to raise cows, pigs, turkeys, ducks, horses and chickens. His hobbies included growing apple and pear trees as well as blueberries. An avid Beekeeper, Russell loved his bees. He was a member of the Vermont Beekeepers Association, attending many Fairs and Exhibitions, winning several awards and ribbons for his Honey and Cream Honey that his bees produced. A member of the American Kennel Club, Russell raised Beagles and enjoyed Trail Hunting with them. He enjoyed being employed by the City of Burlington, retiring from the City Water Department after 42 years of Service. A very active man who loved his family very much, he was the best he could be and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Hildegard of Richmond and their children, Erwin Devino and his wife Joann of Shelburne, Linde LaBelle and husband Clem of Burlington, Fred Devino of South Hero, Herbert Devino and companion, Jane Gauthier of Milton, Heide Blow and husband, Gerald of Greer, SC, Hilde Caswell and husband Alan of Richmond and Rebecca Knight and husband, Monte of Huntington. His grandchildren, Mary, Ann, Jennifer, Nicole, Laurie, Russell, Fred, Tess, Dylan, Jenna, Kristoffer, Angelique, Melissa, Emily, Kristen and Amy as well as several great grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at noon in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. Burial will immediately follow in the Westford Plains Cemetery in Westford. Russells family wishes to thank the Visiting Nurse Association for all the kindness and compassion extended to them during his recent illness, therefore it is asked, that if one wishes, Memorial Contributions may be made to the, Hospice of the Champlain Valley, A program of the VNA, 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, VT 05446 Visiting Hours will be held on Wednesday from 10 am until the time of the service at noon in the Minor Funeral Home.
CHRISTOPHER GRIFFITH COX
FAIRFAX Christopher Griffith Cox has so sadly died at the innocent young age of 18. He was home- schooled during his high school years and graduated in June. His family: Mom, Dad, Sister and Brother were his life. He was an avid deer hunter and an even more avid fisherman. He loved to fish no matter what the weather. His favorite pastime was to fish from his paddle boat in Arrowhead Lake in Georgia. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed many peaceful afternoon hikes in the woods with family members. He would sometimes bring a camera with him and took many breathtaking nature photos, several of which hang on our living room wall. Chris enjoyed biking and riding his four- wheeler. He recently got his first new bowling ball and was beginning to get into bowling with his brother and dad. Chris loved his big brother, Mike, and they enjoyed their time together, however too short. Chris was very close to his little sister, Jenny. They were true buddies and enjoyed playing and joking together. He enjoyed working out with his dad lifting weights, playing racquetball and basketball; and was his right-hand man for working around the home. Chris's bond with his mother was perhaps the strongest; the mutual deep love, compassion, and respect were paramount. His quick wit, joking manner, and sense of humor made him a pleasure to be around. He even loved playing kickball in the front yard with the whole family. He learned to weld and built a gocart. Chris had a big heart and was always very polite and courteous, being the first to reach his hand out with a firm handshake while making a new acquaintance. Chris helped drive a large truck full of donated supplies across the country with his dad five days after Hurricane Katrina. He handed out donations and at the end of the day, said, Dad, I know I'm going to heaven because I've just been blessed by so many people. He opened his arms and shared his home and belongings with three displaced cousins after the hurricane, Richard Mauffray, Tommy Wallace, and Jessica Jordan. He was so kind and has helped change tires of people broken down. He recently helped a young family friend, a 6-year-old Cub Scout build his first Pinewood derby car, which won first place. Chris was a blessing and a vital part of his family. He was good child with a bright, long future and it's not fair. He loved his dog Eve. Christopher is preceded in death by his loving grandfather, George Kaiser, whom he called Tad. Chris will be survived and sorely missed by: his mom and dad, Kathy and Chuck Cox; his little sister Jennifer; and his big brother Michael; grandmother Edith Keiser; grandparents Jake and Evelyn Jacob; aunts and uncles Bill and Jodi Cox, David and Pam Cox, Lex and Kathy Mauffray, Laura Cox; and many, many greataunts, greatuncles, and cousins. He also leaves his longtime friend, Craig. A memorial service will be held in the United Methodist Church on Lake Road, St. Albans Bay, at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Chris loved animals, so donations if you wish can go to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans.
IRVING CHARLES AUSTIN
MORRISVILLE - Irving Charles Austin, age 96, passed away peacefully at Genesis Eldercare in Morrisville on July 1, 2006. Irving was born on May 10, 1910, in Georgia, Vt., son of the late Charles and Ruby (King) Austin. Irving was raised by his mother Ruby and his stepfather, Sidney Gordon. He had been employed as a farmer and also a truck driver. Irving will be greatly missed by those who had the true pleasure to have known him. He is survived by one daughter, Shirley (Austin) Parah; his half sister, Janice Gordon; several grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his wife, Phyllis; a son, Sidney E. Austin; one daughter, Susan Austin; a brother, William Austin; a sister, Helene Moore; and a half brother, Raymond Gordon. A graveside service was held this morning, Monday, July 3, 2006, at 11 a.m. in St. Lukes Cemetery with the Reverend Francis Connors officiating. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
IVY B. (WEBB) OVITT
FAIRFAX Ivy Bertha (Webb) Ovitt, 85, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, June 22, 2006. She was born in Harbourne, England, on Aug. 7, 1920, daughter of the late Samuel and Bertha (Brookes) Webb. Ivy married Orman Ovitt on Nov. 3, 1940, in Fairfax. She built her life with Orman in Fairfax and spent 65 wonderful years caring for her beloved family, and celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 3, 2005. They loved getting together on Friday nights with Art and Margaret Webb, sharing dinner and laughter in the Country Pantry followed by a good game of Uno. They enjoyed playing Bongo with good friends Fred and Marion Schibi, and never missed a good game of 500. She loved collecting and sharing beautiful things. Ivy was an excellent seamstress and quilter as a member of the FairfaxGeorgia quilters. One year Ivy compassionately made a pillow quilt for every family member. She was a dedicated member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Ladies of the United Church of Fairfax and Fairfax Senior Citizens. Grandma always looked forward to the family gathering at their home for Sunday dinners and special occasions. Ivy had an unconditional love for everyone and will be greatly missed by all of those who loved her. She is survived by her husband, Orman Ovitt of Fairfax; her two sons, Robert Ovitt Sr. of Fairfax, and former daughter-in-law Gloria Ovitt Ledoux, Richard Ovitt and his wife, Marcia, of Essex Junction; three daughters, Barbara Sargent and her husband, Thomas, of Georgia, Beverly Danyow and her husband, David Sr., of St. Albans Bay, JoAnne Godin and her husband, James, of Jeffersonville; one brother J. Douglas Webb of Fairfax; one sister, Frena Phillips and her husband, William, of Westford; four sisters-in-law, Barbara MacKay, Marion Webb, Arlene Brown, Alice Marcotte; 14 grandchildren, Samuel Ovitt, Carol Jordan, Robert Ovitt Jr., Joan Sweet, Deborah Woodward, Melissa Minor, David Danyow Jr., Christopher Danyow, Heather Godin, Cheryl LaClair, Marie Godin, Eric Ovitt, Seth Ovitt, Michelle Ovitt; 16 greatgrandchildren, Kyle, Kody, Kole, Kaitlin, Jessica, Joshua, Brittany, Danielle, Jacob, Jarrett, Julia, Mary Grace, Jordan, Loudon, Genevieve and Bradly. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Sandra Jean; brother S. William Webb; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Charles and Dorothea Wright, William Brown, John MacKay, Derrell Ovitt and Nellie Webb. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, June 25, from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. in the A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the United Church of Fairfax, with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Ivy's name may be made to the United Church of Fairfax, c/o Sally Sweet, Treasurer., 44 Sweet-Slattery Road, East Fairfield, Vt. 05448. Those who wish may forward online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St. Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
LEONARD STILLMAN TABOR JR
BELLINGHAM, Wash./ FAIRFAX Leonard Stillman Tabor Jr., 72, died April 27, 2006, in Bellingham Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, after a battle with leukemia. He was born Oct. 4, 1933, in Colchester, the son of the late Leonard and Beryle (King) Tabor. Leonard graduated from B.F.A. in Fairfax, the Class of 1951, and from Vermont Technical College in 1953. He joined the service, serving in the U.S. Army. He then ventured out to see the world and took up residence in California, where he spent most of his life. Leonard was employed by the Los Angeles Sheriff Department and as head of plant security for Lockheed Aircraft Manufacturing. He also spent some time as a equipment salesman in Bellingham. When his father decided to retire from farming, he returned to Fairfax and purchased the farm, and ran it for a short time before returning to California. Survivors include one son, Leonard Stillman Tabor III and his wife, Mandy, of Hollister, Calif.; a brother, Sidney F. Tabor of Hawthorne, Nev.; his former wife, Anne Tabor, of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Tabor of St. Albans; and several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Leonard was predeceased by a brother, Alton. A graveside service with full military honors will be held Wednesday, June 21, at 11 a.m. in the Fairfax Plains Cemetery on the McNall Road in Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. A luncheon will follow in the United Church of Fairfax to celebrate Leonard's life. Assisting Leonard's family is the Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans. Messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com
RALPH W. ELLSWORTH
FAIRFAX Ralph W. Ellsworth, 90, passed away Sunday morning, June 11, 2006, in the Redstone Villa Nursing Home in St. Albans, following a short illness. Ralph was born in the Ellsworth homestead on Comette Road in Fairfax on April 26, 1916, the son of the late Clint and Lizzie (Blakey) Ellsworth. On Dec. 25, 1942, he married Ruth Leach in the Leach homestead in Fairfax. He and Ruth were married for over 56 years. Ruth predeceased him in 1999. Ralph was a member of the United Church of Fairfax, and was a lifelong dairy farmer and Fairfax resident. He always enjoyed maple sugaring in the spring. Following retirement, he drove a school bus for the town of Fairfax for 12 years. Ralph was a proud member of the Fairfax Masons, Lamoille Lodge 6, F&AM, and in later years was a member of the Fairfax Friendly Neighbors Senior Citizens, where he spent many hours picking up seniors for their weekly gatherings. He also loved to travel and to play cards with his friends. Ralph is survived by his children, John Ellsworth and his spouse, Marjorie, Jim Ellsworth and his friend, Mary Spaulding, and Mary Jane Machia and her husband, Jim, all of Fairfax. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Beth Jasinski and her husband, Brett, of Swanzey, N.H., Joanne Ellsworth of Williston, Kelley Quick and her husband, Toby, of Fletcher, Kimberly Ellsworth and her fiance, Dan Gregoire, of Williston, Kathi Ellsworth and her fiance, Nate Muehl, of Fletcher, Miranda Machia of Fairfax, and Martha Machia and her friend, Andre Languarand, of Elmore, Vt. and Rhinecliff, N.Y.; by his great-grandchildren, Jared and Mara Quick of Fletcher, Kyle and Michael Boucher III of Fairfax, Isaac and Abigail Jasinski of Swanzey, N.H.; by his brother-in-law Larry Leach of St. Albans Bay; his sister-in-law Marion Webb of St. Albans; and by several nieces, nephews and cousins; and by longtime family friend Charlotte McNall of Fairfax. In addition to Ruth, Ralph was predeceased by his daughter-inlaw Cheryl Ellsworth; his sisters and their spouses, Reba and Francis Bessette, and Ola and Harland Tracy; his sisterin-law Mary Leach; and brother-in-law Bill Webb. A funeral service will be held Saturday June 17, at 11 a.m. in the United Church of Fairfax, with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall. A family gathering will be held at a later time for Ralph's burial in the Sanderson Corners Cemetery in Fairfax. For those who wish, contributions in Ralph's memory may be made to the United Church of Fairfax, c/o Sally Sweet, Treasurer, Slattery Road, E. Fairfield, Vt. 05448; or to the Redstone Villa Activity Fund, 7 Forest Hill Drive, St. Albans, Vt. 05478; or to the Fairfax Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 428, Fairfax, Vt. 05454. Arrangements were by the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.
ELIJAH ALLEN PALMER
ELIJAH ALLEN PALMER FAIRFAX - Elijah Allen Palmer, 52, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at his home following a heart attack. Elijah was born in St. Albans on May 30, 1953, the son of Leslie and Wanda (Chappel) Palmer. Elijah was a lifelong Fairfax resident, working alongside his father and his brothers on the family dairy farm. He graduated from BFA- Fairfax in 1971. He served in the U.S. Navy with the Seabees. He love to hunt, fish and garden and was an avid beekeeper. Elijah also enjoyed wood carving and could often be found tinkering in his workshop. Elijah was on the Fairfax Planning Commission for nine years. He is survived by his mother, Wanda Palmer of Fairfax; by his brothers and sisters and families, Sandra Lucia and Dwight Dimond of Bristol and her children, Skip and Wendy Lucia; Mike and Kathy Palmer of Georgia and their children, Derek and Stacey Palmer; Nancy and Gary Coon of Williston and their children, Heather Dunsmore, Gary Coon Jr., and Brandi Cote; sister-inlaw Denise Palmer of Fairfax and children, Dylan and Ben Palmer and Crystal Rozwood; Mary and Bill Meigs of St. Albans and their children, Justin and Jody Meigs; 14 great-nieces and great- nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Elijah will now be together with his brother, Dennis, who died on May 4, 2003, and his dad, Leslie, who died on Nov. 20, 2003. Together they spent many years managing the family farm in Fairfax. Following Elijah's request, visiting hours and funeral services will be private. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery in Fairfax. Contributions in Elijah's memory may be made to the Fairfax Rescue, P.O. Box 428, Fairfax, Vt. 05454 . Arrangements were by the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.
RAYMOND T. GAUDETTE
RAYMOND T. GAUDETTE MILTON Raymond T. Gaudette Sr., 81, died peacefully Monday, May 22, 2006, at his home with his family by his side. Raymond was born in East Georgia on Aug. 19, 1924, the son of Elias and Mary (Murray) Gaudette. He was selfemployed most of his life as a stonemason and loved working in the woods. He is survived by his wife, Gloria Gaudette of Milton, his children, Theresa Cameron, Bernadette Cushing, Raymond Gaudette Jr. and his wife, Laura, Gary Gaudette, Wanda Greenwood and Tim, Beatrice Larned, Roger Gaudette and his wife, Joanne, and Melissa Morse and Doug; by 57 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Catherine, Dorothy and Elenor; and several nieces and nephews. Raymond is predeceased by his daughters, Beverly and Shirley; granddaughter Roberta; grandson-inlaw Chris; sonin law-Stephen; and 10 siblings. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 25, at 11:30 a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton with Father John Feltz officiating. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery in Fairfax. Visiting hours will be from 9:30 am until the hour of the funeral in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton.
PAUL MORRIS CROSS
Mr. Paul Morris Cross, age 87, died peacefully at home with his loving family by his side. Paul was born in St. Albans July 14, 1918 one of 10 children of the late Louis and Rosanna (Bovat) Cross. A lifelong resident, he was a former resident of St. Albans Town and now of Diamond Street. Paul was a dairy farmer and a member of the St. Albans Co-operative Creamery. He retired from General Electric in Burlington in 1983 and has been active with Holy Angels Church all of his life. He was a former member of the Pastoral Council and an usher in the church for many years. He was also a member of the American Campgrounds Coast to Coast and a Maple Square Dancer. Paul traveled to Alaska and 47 States during the course of his life, and remembered the capitals to all states and Canadian provinces in North America. He married Emily Peno on June 20, 1949 in Fairfax. Besides his wife he is survived by their 7 children and their spouses Peter and Patty Cross of St. Albans; Joseph and Deborah Cross of Chugiak, Alaska; Suzan and Gary Comette of Fletcher; Catherine and Roy St. Pierre of Fairfield; Jeanette and Mark Cadieux of Georgia, John and Helene Cross of Alburg, and Monica and Jim Robert of Wolcott; his sister Anna Cross of Swanton, 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren and 3 great step-grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Paul was predeceased by his parents and by 2 sisters and 6 brothers; Donalda King, Geraldine Lawrence, Adelard, Augustin, Frances, Leonard, Felix and Rudophe Cross. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. in Holy Angels Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., from 6pm - 8pm. In lieu of flowers, friends may make a memorial gift to Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. Interment will be in the Cross family lot in St. Luke's Cemetery in Fairfax. An online condolence book has been established for his family at the Brady & Levesque website: www.bnlfh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.
RAYMOND HOWARD SWEET
RAY HOWARD SWEET FLETCHER Ray Howard Sweet, age 89, a lifelong resident of Fletcher, passed away Saturday, May 6, 2006, in Copley Manor Nursing Home in Morrisville. He was born the son of the late Earl and Ethel (Barker) Sweet on Nov. 12, 1916, in Fletcher. He graduated from Cambridge High School, Class of 1934. Ray married the love of his life, Esther, on Nov. 7, 1942. He loved his horses, and it showed, as Ray was a founding member of Northwestern Riding & Driving Club, a member of Green Mountain Draft Horse Association, the Haflinger Association and past director of United Farmers. Ray was a Fletcher school director for 12 years and Fletcher town lister for 21 years. He was a committed dairy farmer as a delegate of Eastern Milk Producers, and an original member of the Artificial Breeders Association. Ray was loved by all and will be missed dearly by those who had the true pleasure to know him. The family would like to express a special thanks to the Copley Manor Nursing Home staff for the loving care and attention administered to Ray during his stay. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Esther C. Sweet, of Fletcher; four sons, Eric L. Sweet and wife Aline, of Fletcher, Dana H. Sweet of Cambridge, Robin L. Sweet Sr. and his wife, Lynda, of Fletcher, Naham P. Sweet and wife Brenda of Va.; two daughters, Bonnie Hitchcock and her husband, John O., of Jeffersonville, Candy Morey and her husband, William, of Cambridge; one brother, Arlan Sweet of Jeffersonville; one sister, Arlie Williamson of Jeffersonville; one sister-in-law, Margaret Sweet of Enosburg; 15 grandchildren; and 16 greatgrandchildren. Ray was also predeceased by two brothers, Donald Sweet and Guy Sweet; one sister, Shirley Mason; two infant sisters, Shirley and Beverly; and one brother-in-law, Marvin Williamson. Visiting hours will be held in Binghamville United Church Thursday May 11, 2006, from 10:30 a.m. until the hour of the funeral service at 12:30 p.m, also at Binghamville United Church, with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Binghamville Cemetery, Fletcher. Memorial contributions may be made in Ray's memory to the American Heart Association Vermont Chapter Inc., 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495, the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 1 Kennedy Drive, suite L8, South Burlington, Vt. 05403, or to Alzheimer Association Vt./N.H. Chapter, 10 Ferry St. Suite 42B Concord, N.H. 03301. Those who wish may forward online condolences to the family by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A.W. Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St. Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
BERNARD JOSEPH RAINVILLE
Bernard Joseph Rainville, 74 of Fairfax, VT/Stuart, Fl passed away Friday May 5, 2006 at the Vermont Respite House in Williston. He was born the son of the late Joseph and Cecile (Bernard) Rainville on February 11, 1932 in Sheffield, Quebec. He worked for many years as a Quality Supervisor for a plastic company. Bernard will be greatly missed by all those who had the true pleasure to know and love him. He is survived by: His son Jimmy Rainville of NJ, Three daughters: Joan Rainville Radcliffe of NJ, Judy Helmer and her husband Stan of Oklahoma, Joanne Perez and her husband Oscar of Clifton NJ. Five Brothers: Lawrence and his wife Lillian, Jean Louis and his wife Cecile, Paul Emile and his wife Lillian, Jean Guy and his wife Fernande, Gilles and his wife Claudette. Four Sisters: Fernande Tougas, Marie-Paul Langelier and her husband Yvan, Imelda Tougas and her husband John and Theresa Paquette. One Aunt Sister Imelda Rainville, Several Grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by Three Brothers: Harvey, Gaston, and Robert. Two Sisters: Madeline Quintin, and Noella Rainville. There will be no public visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday May 9, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, Fairfax, VT with Reverend Francis Connors. Burial will follow in the family lot in the St. Luke Cemetery, Fairfax VT. Memorial contributions in Bernards name may be made to the Vermont Respite House 99 Allen Brook Rd. Williston, VT 05495. Those who wish may forward online condolences to the family by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman A. W. Rich Funeral Home Fairfax Chapel 1176 Main St. Fairfax, VT 05454
BERNARD JOSEPH RAINVILLE
FAIRFAX - A Mass of Christian Burial for Bernard Joseph Rainville was celebrated on Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at 10 a.m. in St. Luke Church with Reverend Francis Connors officiating assisted by Deacon Stephen Ratte. Special musical selections were offered by organist and soloist Claire Hungerford. Liturgical readings were read by Lillian Rainville and Therese Paquette. Immediate family members presented the offertory gifts. Loving family remembrances were shared by all attending by Bernards brother, Gilles Rainville. Reverend Francis Connors and Deacon Stephen Ratte offered committal prayers at St. Lukes Cemetery for both Bernard and his brother Robert, who predeceased him a short time ago. Both brothers were buried together following the committal service in the family lot.Bearers, all nephews, were Daniel Paquette, Andrew Rainville, Gilles Rainville Jr., Luke Rainville, Dale Rainville and Peter Rainville. A reception followed in St. Lukes Parish Hall. Arrangements were by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt.
INGRID (SCHAUTZER) FORTUNA
FAIRFAX Ingrid Schautzer Fortuna, age 66, of Fairfax passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2006, at her home unexpectedly with her daughter Kimberly by her side. She was born on Feb. 18, 1940, daughter of the late Robert and Erna (Huber) Schautzer in Klagenfurt, Austria. She married T. Richard Fortuna in 1962 in Germany and moved shortly thereafter to the United States. Ingrid settled in Charlotte in 1976, where she owned a small family farm just as a hobby. Ingrid was best known for her culinary expertise and all guests were sure to receive samples and never leave her home hungry. Ingrid was very proud to have become an American citizen in 1985, the same year she moved to Fairfax and bought her home. She enjoyed and was very good at restoring and renovating her home which became a huge part of her life. She took great pride and received many comments on her decorating abilities. It was in her home that she lovingly cared for and worked with disabled persons. She always devoted her life to the less fortunate. The doors of her beloved home were always open to the numerous individuals in need of a home and Ingrid made sure that everyone was treated with dignity and respect. CNN was always on and her heart was filled with compassion for those in need wherever in the world they might have been. She also enjoyed doing daily crossword puzzles. Ingrid had also been a Cub Scout Den Mother and taught German and baking skills to middle school children, all of which reflected Ingrid's commitment to helping others. Ingrid will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved her. She is survived by her daughter, Kimberly, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; her son, Michael Fortuna, and his wife Susan and their children, Mandy and Thomas of Colchester; one sister, Brunhilde, two brothers, Robert and Wolfgang, all of Germany; her extended family members, James Boucher and Lawrence Baillargeon; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by the father of her children, T. Richard Fortuna. There will be no public visiting hours. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in the United Church of Fairfax, with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Contributions in Ingrid's memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Vermont Division, 100 Dorset St., Suite 12, South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Those who wish may forward online condolences to www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman of the A. W. Rich Funeral Home Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
CHAD ARTHUR BESSETTE
Fairfax Chad Arthur Bessette, 30, died unexpectedly on Sunday April 23, 2006, at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Chad was born in Burlington, Vermont on March 27, 1976, the son of Arthur and Maureen ( Miller ) Bessette. He was a graduate of BFA Fairfax Class of 1994. He loved to play baseball while at BFA, and was a natural athlete. Chad was an avid sportsman and loved to fish. He enjoyed motorcross and lived life to its fullest. He was very well liked by everybody who knew him and was the joy of his parents life. Following graduation from BFA, Chad worked briefly for a contractor in Colorado, where he also tried his hand at roping cattle. When he returned he began working with heavy equipment. He became well rounded with all forms of heavy equipment and had worked for S.D. Ireland for over 5 years. Surviving are his parents, his father Arthur Bessette and his wife Brenda of So. Burlington, his mother Maureen Barry and her companion Ted Bourgault of Lake Elmore, his brother Eric Bessette and Jenna of Fairfax, sister Jennifer Bessette of So. Burlington, his maternal grandmother Nelda Miller of Winooski, his paternal Uncle Peter Davaris of Burlington, and paternal Aunt Mary Martell and her husband Bob of Underhill, his maternal Aunts and Uncles Nancy Miller of California, Marilyn Combs and husband Edwin of Fla. , Bernard Miller and wife Rhonda of Waterville, Susan Guare and husband Philip of Westford, Danny Miller of Jamaica, Judy Bernier and husband Ray of Milton, Patrick Miller and wife Fay of Colchester, Flossie Miller and husband Gary LeBlanc of Richmond, Michael Miller of Oregon and by many cousins and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday April 27, 2006 at 11 am in St. Ann Catholic Church in Milton. urial will follow in the Fairfax Plains Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Chads memory may be made to either the BFA Fairfax Athletic Dept., c/o Mike Brown, 75 Hunt St., Fairfax, VT. 05454 or the BFA Fairfax Alcohol Awareness Program, c/o Scott Lang, 75 Hunt St., Fairfax, VT. 05454. Visiting hours will be on Wednesday April 26th, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9pm in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton. Fr. Feltz will hold a wake service at 8:45 pm in the Minor Funeral Home on Wednesday evening.
MARVIN C. WILLIAMSON
MARVIN C. WILLIAMSON JEFFERSONVILLE Marvin C. Williamson, 86, passed away Friday, April 14, 2006, in Clark's Residential Care Home in Hyde Park. He was born Nov. 21, 1919, in Colchester, son of the late Raymond C. and Beatrice (Marvin) Williamson. Marvin graduated from Cambridge High School in 1938. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Mount Mansfield 26 of Jeffersonville and Jericho. He served in the Army Air Force from 1941 to 1945 in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre of the war, and was stationed in Australia and New Guinea. After returning home, he worked as a postal mail carrier and a mechanic in Jeffersonville, and was employed by Notifier Security Systems out of Williston for many years and Swartz Security Systems in Fort Worth, Texa, until his retirement. Marvin researched the records of the men and women from the town of Cambridge who served their country in the Armed Forces in World War II. He used this information for the plaque that was placed at the War Memorial in Jeffersonville in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Arlie (Nolan) Williamson of Jeffersonville; one son, Larry Williamson of Jeffersonville; and daughter Lois Riegert and husband Larry of Milton; stepsons Gary Nolan and partner Shelley Miller of Morrisville, Dale Nolan of Hyde Park, Mark Nolan and his wife Marilyn of Burlington; and a stepdaughter, Judy Blaisdell and husband Mark of Cambridge; 14 stepgrandchildren and 12 stepgreat-grandchildren; his brother, Clayton, and wife Mary Lou Williamson of Florida and Fletcher; one sister, Naida Fink of Bedford, Texas; as well as many nieces and nephews; and Mary Williamson, mother of his children, of Burlington. He was also predeceased by his stepmother, Phyllis Williamson; brother, Stanley Joe Williamson; a sister-in-law, Mary Williamson and a brother-in-law, Victor Fink. A memorial service will be held at 12 noon Wednesday, April 26, in the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville. Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. to the hour of the service. Inurnment will follow in the family lot in Fairfax Plains Cemetery, Fairfax. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Avenue, Morrisville, Vt. 05661, or Cambridge Rescue, P. O. Box 431, Jeffersonville, Vt. 05464. Those who wish may offer on-line condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com . Arrangements are by John D. Workman of the A. W. Rich Funeral Home Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
EDWARD JOHN EJ STITELY JR.
EDWARD JOHN EJ STITELY JR. FAIRFAX Edward John EJ Stitely Jr., 42, passed away April 16, 2006, in Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans after a long and courageous battle with cancer. EJ was born on July 20, 1963, in Long Beach, Calif., son of Edward J. Sr. and Esther Stitely. On June 14, 1997, he wed Clarissa Marmolejo in Burlington. EJ was a member of the Burlington Masonic Lodge 100, F&AM, and the United Church of Fairfax. He was very passionate about politics, hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking and his work as an electrician. He valued and embraced his friends and family. EJ taught Clarissa gardening and together they cultivated their life and their garden. He was well read, knowledgeable in many areas, and always had a good sense of humor and positive attitude. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him. He is survived by his loving wife, Clarissa (Marmolejo) Stitely of Fairfax; his parents, Edward John Sr. and Esther Stitely of Johnstown, Pa.; one brother, Eric J. Stitely and wife Pansy of Hurt, Va.; two sisters, Esther J. Cissi Vitalie and husband John V. of Johnstown, Elizabeth J. Knipple and husband Danny of Johnstown; his mother-inlaw, Carmen Caballero of Austin, Texas; two brothers-in-law, Phillip Marmolejo and wife Priscilla of Austin, Adrian Marmolejo and wife Jennifer of Austin; three sisters-in-law, Sylvia Marmolejo of Austin, Patricia Marmolejo of Austin, Leticia Merchant and husband Tommy of Colchester; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his precious cat, Callie. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, April 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. in A. W. Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 21, at 10 a.m. in the United Church of Fairfax with the Rev. Elizabeth Griffin officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery. Contributions in EJ's memory may be made to United Church of Fairfax, c/o Sally Sweet, Treas., 44 Sweet-Slattery Road, East Fairfield, Vt. 05448, or to Fairfax Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 228, Fairfax, Vt. 05454. Those who wish may offer on line condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by John D. Workman of the A. W. Rich Funeral Home Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
JOSEPH H. ROCK
Mr. Joseph H. Rock, age 79, resident of Tamarac, FL., formerly of St. Albans, died Monday April 10, 2006 at University Hospital in Tamarac, FL. He was born in Swanton May 7, 1926 the son of Hector and Rose (Martin) Rock. On October 1, 1945 he married Angela Cadieux who survives him. He retired from the Central Vermont Railroad as a general agent in 1988 after 43 years of service. He was a member of the Central Vermont Veterans. In addition to his wife of 60 years, Angela, Joseph leaves two sons and their spouses Dennis and Becky Rock and Vaughn and JoAnne Rock of St. Albans, a daughter Helen and husband David bean of Orange City, FL., eight grandchildren, Kevin and Tina Bean, Keith and Julie Bean, Tanya Bean and her fiancé Joshua McGhee, Stacy and Jeffrey Rouleau, Hillerie Rock, Joseph D. Rock, Angela S. Rock and her fiancé Juan Contreras, Anthony Rock and 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Rita Wade and Catherine and her husband Ernest Sweet. Joseph was predeceased by a grandson Christopher Rock, a great-grandson Kyle Bean, his brothers Leonard and Olsie and five sisters, Angeline Cadieux, Gertrude Harnois, Celina Peyret, Clara Evans and Philamine Coolum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. in Holy Angels Church. Interment will be in the Rock family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., St. Albans, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Monday. Memorials may be made in Masses or to the charity of ones choice. An online condolence book has been established for the Rock family at the Brady & Levesque website: www.bnlfh.com . Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.
BRUCE S. COYLE
Fairfax - - Bruce S. Coyle, 65, a resident of this area since 1995, passed away at his home early Thursday April 6, 2006, following a brief illness. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 24, 1941, the son of the late John and Mary (Liddy) Coyle. On July 6, 1963, in Brooklyn he married the former Catherine Lehan, who survives him. Mr. Coyle was employed for many years as an agent for the Knights of Columbus Life Insurance Company. For the past ten years, Bruce and his wife Cathy have operated the Mountain View Animal Inn in Fairfax. He was a member of Baron DeKalb Council #1073, Knights of Columbus in Sheepshead Bay, New York. Besides his wife of forty-two years, Catherine of Fairfax, he is survived by two sons, Christopher Coyle and his wife Brenda of Highland Mills, New York, and Scott Coyle of St. Albans; a daughter, Patricia Crowley and her husband Tim of Franklin, Massachusetts; a sister Noreen Flanagan of Schoharie, New York; five grandchildren, Shannon and John Coyle, and Jennifer, Lauren and Christine Crowley; also several nieces and nephews. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, April 10, 2006, at 1:00 P.M. in Holy Angels Church. Interment will be in the family lot at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials in his name may be sent to Franklin County Home Health Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. Messages of condolence and memories are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com
JAMES ALFRED BROWN
James Alfred Brown, 78 of Fairfax passed away Tuesday evening, April 4, 2006 at The Arbors in Shelburne surrounded by family. He was born in Montreal, Quebec on Feb. 3, 1928, the son of the late Alfred and Ada (Johnson) Brown. On April 10, 1959, he married Evelyn K. (Read) Blair in Burlington VT. he predeceased him on June 13, 1991. Jim started his career as a Tool and Die maker in Montreal and later joined IBM in Essex Junction, retiring as an engineer after 25 years of service to the company. He enjoyed the outdoors, working in his garden and taking care of his wood lot. Jim is survived by four sons and a daughter and their families, John and Linda Brown and children, Daniel and Kaytee and her husband Dennis Petross, all of Oregon, Jim and Lorraine Brown and their family, Heather, Lee, Eric and his partner Amy Buettner, all of Bozeman, Montana, and Andre` and his partner Nicole Lewey of Bennett, Colorado, Neal and Dawn Brown and their children, Andrew and Kelly of Fairfax, and Michael Brown and his partner Barbara Wallace of Cambridge, Lynn Savage and her husband Brian of Swanton and their family, Sean and his friend Julia Naiman, Geoffrey, and Victoria. Jim will miss seeing his two young great grand-children, Emily and Sean Michael, grow up. He leaves also his brother, Leonard Brown and his wife, Beverly of South Burlington, his sister Norma of Florida and his nieces, Joanne and Mary Elizabeth. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Irene. At the request of the family, there will be no visiting hours and funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family with interment following in the Stafford Cemetery on the Buck Hollow Road in Fairfax. In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairfax Fire Department or the Fairfax Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 428, Fairfax, VT 05454.Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home
WILLIAM BURTON MRAZ
Newfields - William Burton Mraz, 41, of Newfields, died on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born on October 6, 1964 in Georgia, Vermont, the son of Patricia (Beers) and William A. Mraz. He was married to Judith A. Guest of Rochester, NY in 1989. They made their home in Newfields, with their three sons. He attended schools in Georgia and Middlebury, Vermont, graduating from Middlebury Union High School in 1982. He graduated with honors from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY in 1987 with a degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Will was Vice President and co-owner of Ultrasource, Inc. of Hollis, NH since 1997. He was in charge of new business development, inside sales, customer service and financial management. He was co-developer of two patents related to new techniques in building ceramic microchips. He was previously employed as an applications engineer at Ferrofluidics Corp. of Nashua, and was an engineer with transmission systems design and development at Sikorsky Aircraft of Stratford, CT. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is survived by his loving family: wife Judie, and sons Derek, 13, Curtis, 11, and Stefan, 8; his parents William and Patricia Mraz of Middlebury, VT; his sisters Katherine L. Mraz of Oakland, CA and Sarah Mraz of Arlington, MA, and his brother Charles E. Mraz of Middlebury, VT. He leaves a large and loving extended family, friends and community. Will loved traveling, camping, skiing and sailing with his family, and deer hunting in Vermont. He was an avid youth hockey coach and played hockey in a mens league. Will lived every day to the fullest and will always be remembered for his generosity, exuberance, and love of life. Visiting hours are Sunday, April 2, 2006 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Remick and Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. A memorial service will be held Monday, April 3, 2006 at 11:00 AM at Phillips Church, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter. In lieu of flowers, donations in Wills memory can be made to Rockingham Land Trust-Newfields Conservation. 8 Center Street, Exeter, NH 03833.
NANCY JEAN CONE BROWN
NANCY JEAN CONE BROWN DADE CITY, Fla./ST. ALBANS Nancy Jean Cone Brown, age 68, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 26, 2006, in Hernando-Pasco Regional Hospice Center following a brief illness. She was born in Randolph, on Oct. 21, 1937, to Bernard and Geneva (Lemery) Cone, as the oldest of three children. Nancy attended schools in Randolph and Hartland, and Claremont, N.H., graduating from Stevens High in 1955, and Gifford Memorial Hospital Nursing Program in 1958. During her career, she was employed in both the Operating and Emergency Rooms at South County Hospital in Wakefield, R.I.; in Vermont on the MedicalSurgical Floors at the Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington, and by Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans as a bedside nurse, Supervisor, inservice educator, infection control and risk management coordinator and finally as a Patient Care Coordinator. Nancy retired in 2000, but her services were utilized by the hospital for several years in many areas, much to her pleasure in being allowed to stay in touch with her peers. Throughout her nursing career, Nancy was fiercely loyal to the hospitals where she worked, her fellow health care workers, and her patients, in addition to the requirements which she felt were necessary to attain her expectations of job fulfillment. She was married on June 20, 1959, to Richard Brown, who survives her. Nancy is also survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and MaryBeth Brown, and their three children, Hunter, Ian, and Grace, all of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; her brothers and their wives, James and Marianne Cone of Volcun, Panama, and Neil and Diane Cone of Venice, Fla.; her cousins and their husbands, Sally and Murlan Cooper of Dade City, and Jane and Ted Turner of Spring Hill, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Lydia Johnson of Middlebury, and Linda Bedell of White River Junction; brother-in-law and his wife, Robert and Dorothy Brown of Mesa, Ariz.; and numerous aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins. Nancy is also survived by her weekly lunch buddies in St. Albans, Kathleen Riley, Pauly Ashton, Cassie Nutter, and Anna Mae Olmstead. She was a past board member of the Franklin County United Way, and after her retirement, delivered Meals On Wheels, in addition to becoming involved in the Red Hat Groups in both St. Albans and Dade City. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in her name to any local Meals On Wheels Programs, the Franklin County United Way, or a charity of one's choice. A service of remembrance will be held Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. in the First Congregational Church, Church Street, St. Albans, after which her ashes will be placed in the ocean at Wells, Maine, as per her request. Nancy's family will receive friends at the Church, from 1 p.m. until the time of the funeral. The Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence and memories are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
FERNANDE (FERN) J. LEDUC
SWANTON Fern Leduc, loving mother, wife and caring friend to many, successfully completed her mission in life and passed into the portals of heaven into the arms of her Savior. She fought the good fight, finished the race and kept the faith. Fern died peacefully at home on March 21, 2006, surrounded by her family, following a battle with cancer.
Fern was born in St. Albans on Nov. 21, 1928. She was the youngest daughter of the late Alma (Chevalier) and Oliva Lanoue. She has two siblings: her sister, Giselle (Lucille) Tatro of Southwick, Mass. and brother, Paul Lanoue of Morfelden, Germany. Additionally she had four half-siblings, who have gone on before her: Germaine Bilodeau, Beatrice Fountaine, Maurice Lanoue, all of St. Albans, and Father John Lanoue of St. Michaels College.
She leaves behind Andrew, her husband of 57 years. Together they raised a family of four children. The surviving family members are Elaine Sweatt and her husband, Wendel, who reside in Fairfax, Vt., George Leduc and wife, Cindy of Loudon, N.H., Kathy Warble and husband, Ron of Oviedo, Fla., and Sally LeDuc and her spouse, Jay Brown, of Reno, Nev. Her legacy also includes nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
In 1996, Mrs. Leduc retired from Vermont Associates, a division of the National Council on Aging, following 12 years of service. She was employed as the states payroll manager. Prior to this she worked for many years at Jack Rixons Pharmacy.
Perhaps Ferns greatest joy was her association and fellowship with Church of the Rock in St. Albans, where she was one of the charter members.
A memorial service will be held in her honor on Saturday, March 25, 2006, at 12 p.m. at Church of the Rock on Route 104 in St. Albans. All are welcome to join the family for the memorial service and lunch reception at the church, which will follow.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Association of Franklin County or to Church of the Rock in Ferns honor.
CHAD MICHAEL SARTWELL
HIGHGATE FALLS - Early Saturday, March 18, Chad Michael Sartwell was killed as a result of an auto accident. Chad was born on March 24, 1985, in Burlington, Vt. to Melanie (Mulheron) and Michael Sartwell.
As a youngster, Chad played hockey, baseball and soccer. He loved riding his four-wheeler, watching NASCAR races, basketball, and recently began to enjoy ice fishing. He much preferred to spend time with his friends, and was never far from an ongoing party. Chad was a member of the Abenaki Nation of Vermont and proud to be so. Chad was an equipment operator for F.R. Lafayette, Inc. based in Essex Junction for the past two years.
Chad leaves behind many relatives. In addition to his mother, Melanie (Mulheron) of Highgate Falls; and his father, Michael Sartwell and his wife, Dawn of Fairfax; Chad also leaves a sister, Katy of Highgate; a step-sister, Amanda; and step-brother, Dustin; his maternal grandparents, Nelson and Carlene Mulheron of Highgate and Florida; his aunts uncles and cousins, Steven and Debbie Mulheron of Highgate and cousin, Kristofer; Trudy and James Jones of Florida and cousins, JJ and Derek; Aunt Wendy Brace of Florida and cousins, DJ and Allyson. He also leaves his paternal grandmother, Lora (Betty) Sartwell and Papa Bill Gaylor of Highgate and Granby, Quebec; five uncles and their families: Rodney of Highgate, James and his wife, Stephnie of Virginia and cousins, Tracy, Shannon, Candace and Brian; Roger and his wife, Peggy of Franklin, Larry of St. Albans and cousins, Heather and Daniel; Brian and his wife, Kari of Franklin and cousins, Justin, Brooke, Alyssa and Diedre. Chad also leaves many extended great aunts, uncles and second cousins and his best friend, Luke Loiselle of Highgate. He was predeceased by his grandfather, Stewart Sartwell.
Chad, honey we miss you deeply, and while you have left us with some wonderful memories, you have also left us with a huge empty space in our hearts. You lived life on the edge Chad, and while we didnt always agree with you, it was your very own unique way. Celebrating your 21st birthday this coming Friday was a much better thought than having to tell you good-bye this way. We have been through some tough times and some awesome times. We have laughed and cried and had times that we didnt know what to do .. And all of those memories are flooding back to us now. We all love you deeply and will miss your contagious smile. If only we could have one more hug , one more smile ..Rest my darling son, and watch over and guide us through the coming weeks for we will surely be in need. We will pick up the pieces, and move on but no one can ever take you place in our hearts and minds. We all love and miss you my Baby!
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 23, 2006, at 10 a.m. from the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. The Reverend Reid D. Farrell, Rector of Holy Trinity and St. Johns Episcopal Churches will officiate. Interment will follow in the family lot at St. Johns Episcopal Cemetery, Highgate Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday evening, March 22, 2006, from 6 to 9 p.m.
On line condolences may be directed to the Sartwell family by way of: www.kiddermemorialhome.com.
FATHER JOSEPH T. SULLIVAN
FATHER JOSEPH T. SULLIVAN, age 80, died peacefully, Saturday, March 11, 2006, at his home. He was born January 27, 1926 in Springfield, Mass., son of the late Rufus and Anna (Milos) Sullivan. Father Sullivan attended LaSallette Seminaries in Hartford and Bloomfield, Ct., Altamont, N. Y., Milford, Iowa and Ipswich, Mass. He was ordained a Roman Catholic Priest May 1, 1952 at St. Peter Church in Lowell, Mass.,by Bishop Markum. His priestly ministry began at LaSallette Seminary, Hartford, Ct., where he was Prefect of Discipline and teacher (195254). He also served as Assistant at St. Francis de Sales, Phoenicia, N. Y., (1954) St. Stanislaus, Nashua, N.H., (1955), Our Lady of Sorrows, Hartford, Ct., (195560), LaSallette, Rainham, Essex., England (196070).
He was incardinated into the Diocese of Burlington in 1969. His first pastorate in Vermont was at Sts. Donation & Rogation, Randolph (197074), pastor at St. Luke, Fairfax (198696), Administrator at Ascension, Georgia (199596), Administrator of St. Ann, Milton (2000), and as pastor at St Patrick, Fairfield and St. Anthony/St. George, East Fairfield from 2002 to the present. Fr. Sullivan was the former Communications Director of the Diocese of Vermont, from 1974 to 1988. Editor of the Vermont Catholic Tribune from 1975 to 1976, as well as presently director of Evangelization since 1979. Father Sullivan also received the Hope Award from the Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his sister Kathleen Lizak of Ludlow, Massachusetts, three nephews and two nieces. He was predeceased by his sister Alice in 1932,his father in 1957 and mother in 1969.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11:00 A. M. in Holy Angels Church, Lake St., St. Albans. Visitation will be held in Holy Angels Church from 9:00 A. M. until the time of the Liturgy. Most Reverend Bishop Salvatore Matano will be the principal celebrant. An online condolence book has been established for Father's family at the Brady & Levesque website: www.bnlfh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.
ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" A. (TINKER) WRIGHT
FLETCHER - Elizabeth "Lizzie" A. (Tinker) Wright, 88, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Fletcher on Nov. 5, 1917, daughter of the late Coyt and Lucia (Sweeney) Tinker. A strong devoted father figure Sylvester Hoose was a joy to her life. On April 13, 1935, she wed Harlie F. Wright, celebrating 56 wonderful years of married life together. Harlie predeceased her on Aug. 30, 1991. Lizzie and Harlie moved to the farm on Metcalf Pond Road in November 1941 where they farmed and raised their family. She was a member of Binghamville United Methodist Church, where she helped with the church suppers and was chairman of the chicken pie supper. She loved to bake, cook and crochet. Her flower and vegetable gardens each year were a great joy, and canning the surplus of things that grew was a must. She was also an avid bingo player, founding life member of Fletcher Rough Riders Snowmobile Club and helped organize the landowners appreciation dinner held each year by the club. She was honored with the Fletcher Town Report in 1993 being dedicated to her. Lizzie was featured in an article in the St. Albans Messenger in April 2000 on her joy of making doughnuts and promoting the church cookbook they had published. She was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Green Mountain Auxiliary 3210 and received the Citizen of the Year award in April 2004. She enjoyed attending the Tinker Reunion held every July. She enjoyed deer hunting and always looked forward to being a part of each year's Vermont deer season. She is survived by three daughters, Beverly Lucia and husband George Jr. of Mountain Home, Idaho, Lolita Sanders and husband Ronald of Eagle Mills, N.Y., Harlene E. Wright of Fletcher; one son, Harold F. Wright Sr. of Fletcher; nine grandchildren; thirteen greatgrandchildren; ten great-greatgrandchildren; two nieces, Rebecca Stone and husband Lane of East Fairfield, JoAnn Champney and husband George of Richmond; one nephew, Dennis Tinker of Richmond. She was also predeceased by her daughter Wanda Mae Wright; two brothers, Ernest Charles Tinker and Arnold Coyt Tinker. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, March 5, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. including an Eagle Auxiliary Memorial Ritual at 8 p.m. at the A. W. Rich Funeral Home, Fairfax, Chapel 1176 Main St. Fairfax. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 6, at 11 a.m. in Binghamville Methodist Church with Reverend Mike Doran officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in Binghamville Cemetery in Fletcher. Memorial contributions in Lizzie's memory may be made to Binghamville United Methodist Church, Attn: Charles Tinker, 629 Fairfax Road, Cambridge, Vt. 05444. Those who wish may offer on line condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhome.com Arrangements are by John D. Workman of the A. W. Rich Funeral Home Fairfax Chapel 1176 Main St. Fairfax.
EVA MAE (KING) ROWLAND
FITCHBURG, Mass. Eva Mae (King) Rowland, 83, formerly of 15 Daniel Heights, died Feb. 20, 2006, in The Highlands in Fitchburg, following a long period of illness. She was born in Fairfax, Vt., on Oct. 24, 1922, the daughter of the late Ralph and Glenna (Grenier) King. She worked at several factories as a machine operator. Her husband, Lyle Rowland, died in 1961. She is survived by one son, Cecil Rowland of Wesminster; two daughters, Elaine R. Lucchesi and her husband Arthur of Westminster, and Arlene Bacon of Newport, Vt.; four brothers, Roland King of Georgia, Robert E. King of Milton, Vt., James A. King of Dudley, N.C., and Fredrick King of Florida; three sisters, Ruth Verge of Springfield, Vt., Alberta Rogenski of Saxtons River, Vt., and Althea Greenwood of Santee, Calif; 16 grandchldren, 23 great-grandchildren, 13 greatgreat-grandchilren, a devoted son-in-law, Robert Tucker, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara A. Tucker, in 2005, and a son, Edward J. Rowland in 1939. A graveside memorial service will be held in Fairfax, Vt. cemetery at the convenience of the family.
MARY JEAN (MAGNAN) BOISSONEAULT
ST. ALBANS BAY Mrs. Mary J. Boissoneault, age 64, died Monday evening, Feb. 20, 2006, at her home, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in St. Albans, Dec. 9, 1941, daughter of the late Euclide and Florence (Barkyoumb) Magnan. Her natural, gentle loving started at home with her brothers and sisters and eventually led her to a nursing career. On Aug. 17, 1963, she married George Boissoneault and from then on dedicated her life to caring for family, friends and neighbors. George and Mary operated large dairy farms in Fairfax and later in St. Albans Bay. Mary was also instrumental in many other endeavors, including a flair to remodel and decorate. Along with the unconditional love for her family and friends, was her passion for music. She shared her talent as a member of Holy Angels Choir, Morning Glories, Grammas and Grandpas, and any other opportunity she had to express herself through song. Mary loved being with her family, whether it was sharing time at camp, vacations, family gatherings or just having them around. She was always the first to volunteer her time and many talents. She spent many hours as a volunteer counselor for the Family Center and Parents Anonymous. Because of her creative ability, Mary took on many family and community projects. She was sought out by many and was always there. She opened her home to everyone and made them feel welcome. Besides her husband, George, of over 42 years, Mary is survived by her five children, daughters Cheryl Lupien and her special friend, Scott Moreau, Michele and her husband, Michael Bruso, all of Fairfax, sons Jeff and his wife, Tammy Boissoneault of St. Albans Bay, Jason Boissoneault and his special friend, Justine Kinerson, of Fairfax, Joshua Boissoneault and his special friend, Christian Deso, of St. Albans Bay; her pride and joy, eight grandchildren Erica, Jordan and Jacob Lupien, Amilia Rothwell, Ben and Carl Bruso, Cody and Mynah Boissoneault; her seven brothers and sisters and their spouses, Barbara and Larry Young, Donna and Roger Meunier, James Magnan, all of Fairfax, John and Elaine Magnan of St. Albans, Gerald and Debra Magnan of Chateaugay, N.Y., Terrance and Joanne Magnan of Sheldon, Katherine and William Considine of Georgia; many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her daughter Maria, July 27, 1986; her mother, Florence, March 10, 2005; and her father Euclide, June 4, 1994. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be in the Boissoneault family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Maria Boissoneault Scholarship Fund, in care of Cheryl Lupien, P.0. Box 59, Cambridge, Vt. 05444. An online condolence book has been established for Mary's family at the Brady & Levesque website: www.bnlfh.com . Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.
EDITH R. (BURNS) ROBERGE
FAIRFAX Edith R. Roberge, 78, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, with her loving family by her side. She was honest, open and forthright. Her kind-spirited and helpful nature touched many lives in more ways than she ever realized. She was straightforward and genuine, and trusting in her relationships with others. Mom was a caring and loving person, who enjoyed family gatherings, playing Skip-Bo with her children and grandchildren, gardening and attending old time fiddler's contests with her husband and best friend, Elodien. Mom, you will live forever in our hearts. Your spirit and your love will continue to inspire and guide us. Gram gave the warmest hugs, and regardless of our faults, loved us even more. Edith was born at home in Underhill Center on Nov. 24, 1927, the daughter of Ralph and Gertrude (King) Burns. She was valedictorian of the Underhill High School Class of 1945, and attended UVM. On May 12, 1947, she married Elodien Roberge in St. Thomas Catholic Church in Underhill Center. She was married to Elodien, who survives her, for over 58 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed. She will be dearly missed by her children, Francis Robie (Linda) Roberge of Lovington, N.M., Marie (Leo) Grenon of Burlington, Louis (Deborah) Roberge of Sheldon Springs, Leo Roberge of St. Albans, Albert Joe Roberge of Alburg, Lori (Kevin) Parker of Pocatello, Idaho, Patrick Roberge of Fairfax, and Michelle (Ricky) Jones of Fairfax; by 19 grandchildren, and 19 greatgrandchildren; by her brothers and sister, Roland (Betty) Burns of Buffalo, N.Y., Ella Wheeler of Jericho, Alfred (Linda) Burns of Burlington; by her brothersin-law and sisters-in-law, Claude Roberge of Milton, Jeanine Giles of Newark, Norman and Lisette Roberge of Underhill and Guy and Patricia Roberge of Fairfield. She was predeceased by her brothers, George King, Raymond Burns, and Robert Burns. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father John Feltz on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. in St. Ann Catholic Church in Milton. Burial will follow in St. Ann's Cemetery. No visiting hours at Edith's request. For those who wish, contributions in Mrs. Roberge's memory may be made to the St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, attn: Thanks and giving, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.
RAYMOND ERNEST BROOKS
ST. ALBANS - Raymond Ernest Brooks, 59, passed away Jan. 19, 2006, in San Diego, Calif., from complications of bone marrow and heart disease. He was born in St. Albans on Dec. 31, 1946, the son of the late Aubert and Frances (Scott) Brooks. Raymond graduated from Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax, Champlain College in Burlington, and the Air Force School in Amarillo, Texas, and was a Vietnam veteran. Survivors include his sister, Gail Brooks Thomas; a half sister, Frances Pontbriand of Winooski; several nieces and nephews; and several friends from New York and California. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Howard W. Brooks. Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 26, in Balboa Park in San Diego, across the street from where he lived. Graveside funeral services and interment will be in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery this spring at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Keith Ungricht, 5010 Garfield St., La Mesa, Calif. 91941, to be used for a plaque for Raymond at the Mount Soledad War Memorial. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St.
BEVERLY (TRACY) WARREN
HARBOR SPRINGS, Mich. - Beverly T. Warren, 65, of Harbor Springs, died Jan. 28, 2006, at her home. Beverly was born on Aug. 19, 1940, in St. Albans, Vt. The daughter of Harland Edwin and Ola (Ellsworth) Tracy. Beverly grew up in Fairfax, Vt., graduating from Bellows Free Academy. On Sept. 2, 1960, Beverly married Martin William Warren in Fairfax and he survives her. Beverly worked for Howard National Bank in Burlington, Vt. and continued to work at banks in California, Connecticut, and Illinois. She later worked for and retired from Hudson's Department Store. Beverly's most important and memorable years were devoted to her husband of 45 years, Marty and their three children. She was a member of the Petoskey United Methodist Church, Little Traverse Bay Quilters, the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, and enjoyed home decorating, sewing, quilting, knitting, gardening ad sailing. She is survived by her husband, Martin; three children, Leslie (Dave) May of Kalamazoo, Mich., Stephanie (Andrew) McGreevy of Petoskey, and Martin J. (Tracy) Warren of Milton, Mass.; two grandchildren, David May and Anna McGreevy; three sisters, Shirley Geno of Fletcher, Vt., Phyllis Fletcher of Cambridge, Vt., and Barbara O'Toole of Tinton Falls, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harland and Ola Tracy and her brother, Ralph Tracy. A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Petoskey United Methodist Church with Dr. James Mitchum officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday in the church from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Little Traverse Bay, or the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Arrangements are in the care of the Stone Funeral Home of Petoskey.
BEVERLY (TRACY) WARREN HARBOR SPRINGS, MICHIGAN/FAIRFAX Beverly (Tracy) Warren, 65, passed away Jan. 28, 2006 in Michigan. Beverly was born Aug. 19, 1940, in St. Albans, Vt. The daughter of the late Harland Edwin and Ola (Ellsworth) Tracy. Beverly grew up in Fairfax, graduating from Bellows Free Academy. On Sept. 2, 1960, Beverly married Martin Warren in Fairfax. Beverly worked at Howard National Bank in Burlington, and continued to work at banks in California, Connecticut and Illinois. She later worked for and retired from Hudson's Department Store. Beverly's most important and most memorable years were devoted to her husband of 45 years, Marty, and their three children. She was a member of the Petoskey United Methodist Church, Little Traverse Bay Quilters, and the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis and enjoyed home decorating, sewing, quilting, knitting, gardening and sailing. She is survived by her husband, Martin Warren; three children, Leslie May and her husband Dave of Kalamazoo, Mich., Stephanie McGreevy and her husband Andrew of Petoskey, Mich., Martin J. Warren and his wife Tracy of Milton, Mass.; two grandchildren David May and Anna McGreevy; three sisters, Shirley Geno of Fletcher, Phyllis Fletcher of Cambridge, and Barbara O'Toole of Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded by her brother, Ralph Tracy. A public memorial graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. June 19 in the Binghamville Cemetery in Fletcher. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main St. Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
ALICE (VILLENEUVE) ARRUZZA
The Villeneuve Family was related to the Lamell and Moffit family who used to live in the Fairfax/Westford area years ago, thus the connection with St. Luke Cemetery:
ALICE (VILLENEUVE) ARRUZZA SHELBURNE - Alice Marie (Villeneuve) Arruzza, 94, died unexpectedly in Shelburne Bay Senior Living Community on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006. She was born in Winooski, Aug. 5, 1911, the daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Genest) Villeneuve. Alice was a supervisor for the American Woolen Mills in Winooski. In August of 1928 she married Joseph Seguin who predeceased her. In March of 1948 Alice married Joseph Arruzza. They resided in South Carolina where Alice was employed by Textron Industries. Alice and her husband Joseph returned from South Carolina to retire in Shelburne. Hunting for a way to keep busy, she began volunteering at Shelburne Farms nearly two decades ago. Her first assignment was helping with field trips. She loved taking the children into the forests to explore and learn about the natural world. Shortly thereafter, she and Joseph began leading property tours. He shared Alice's love of the property and the people they would meet on tours. Joseph predeceased his wife in October 2000. She was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Shelburne. Alice is survived by her daughters, Lillian Farnham of Burlington, Cecile Tyl and her husband, Leonard, of Connecticut, Jane Cirmo, also of Connecticut, and Marion Seguin of Williston; her son, Maurice Seguin and his wife, Joanne, of South Burlington; 16 grandchildren; many greatgrandchildren; her two sisters, Irene Lamell of Essex Junction, Ruth Comes of New Jersey; numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; her sisters, Exilda Rocque and Yvonne Lawrence; and her five brothers, Ernest, Albert, Wilfred, Olin and Richard Villeneuve. Visiting hours are Thursday, Jan. 19, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin & Palmer, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Jan. 20, at 10 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena Church, Shelburne. Interment will take place in St. Luke's Cemetery, Fairfax, in the spring. Memorial gifts may be made to VNA Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Shelburne Bay for their kindness, compassion and personal service given to their mother.
VICTORIA (MONTGOMERY) THEORET
FAIRFAX- Victoria M. Theoret passed away on Jan. 3, 2006, in Albuquerque, N.M. She leaves behind her husband, Gerald Theoret; and five children, Jeremy, Letitia, Michael, Timothy and Amanda. Funeral services will be held in the spring.
ROBERT JOSEPH RAINVILLE
ST. ALBANS - Mr. Robert Joseph Rainville, age 80, went peacefully to His Lord on Monday morning, Jan. 9, 2006, from Haven Health Care Center. Bob as he was fondly known, was born in St. Hyacynthe, Quebec, Canada on Sept. 25, 1925, son of the late Joseph and Cecilia (Bernard) Rainville. He was a dairy farmer all of his working life. He was a communicant of Holy Angels Church, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 297, and the Harbor Club.
His survivors include his 10 sisters and brothers and their spouses: Fernende Tougas of Swanton, Marie-Paul and Ivan Langelier of Fairfax, Imelda and John Tougas of Swanton, Theresa Paquette of Jericho, Bernard Rainville of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Paul and Lillian Rainville of Fairfield, Jean-Guy and Fernende Rainville, Gilles and Claudette Rainville, Jean-Louis and Cecile Rainville all of Fairfax, Larry and Lillian Rainville of South Hero; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brothers, Harvey and Gaston Rainville; and sisters, Madeline Quintin and Noella Rainville.
Bobs family would like to express their most sincere gratefulness to the staff and management of Our Lady of the Meadows, in Richford, and the Haven Health Care Center, in St. Albans for the many years of special care the gave Bob.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. There will be no public calling hours. Interment will be in the Rainville family lot, next spring, in St. Lukes Cemetery, in Fairfax.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.
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