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, 81, formerly of South Woodbury, died Dec. 5. She was born in Damascus, Ohio, the daughter of John Carl and Florence Christine (Delis) Zimmerman. She was educated in Ohio, graduating from Oberlin College, receiving her Librarian's Degree at the University of Michigan. In 1937, she married H. Kenneth Gayer. She served as a professional librarian in St. Louis, MO, Bloomfield, Conn. and most recently in the Washington, D.C. public library. In 1978, she retired with her husband to their farm in Woodbury. She was a member of the Unitarian Church in Montpelier. Her husband died in 1991 and she moved to Falmouth, Maine in 1993. Survivors include four sons, Alan, Gordon, David and Peer; one daughter, Janey Gayer Hall; one brother; 23 grandchildren.
, 91, of Cabot, died Dec. 13. Born in 1905 in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of Charles Blakey and Edith (Caldwell) Blakey. She attended school in Barre Town. In 1921, she married Thomas Mose Cerasoli, they later divorced. In 1943, she married Roman Kurz. She and her husband owned and operated C&K Cheese manufacturing firm in Cabot until his death in 1953. Survivors include her son, Thomas; three daughters, Helen Wald, Virginia Barnett and Marion Griggs; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
, 78, of Randolph, died Dec. 16. Born in 1918 in Lynn, Mass., he was the son of William and Mabel (Farnum) Full. He was educated in the public schools in Marblehead, Mass. He graduated from Massachusetts Nautical School and worked as a second and third mate for several steamship companies. He served in the Navy during World War II and later was a Naval Reserve officer. In 1943, he married Arlene Lockwood and moved to Randolph in 1987. He worked as a plant superintendent and vice president for Robert F. Lewis Inc., a book binding company in Mass. and later in Woodstock. He retired in 1983. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Elaine Lawson, Cynthia Pawlek and Rebecca Maker; two brothers; two sisters; six grandchildren.
, 75, of East Montpelier, died Dec. 14. Born in 1921 in Newton, Mass., he was the son of Cyrus Yale and Gretchen (Salsich) Ferris. He attended Tabor Academy and later received a BS from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served with the Navy during WWII. He graduated from MIT and worked with the Great Northern Paper Co. in Maine. He came to Vermont in 1950 and worked as chief engineer at Rock of Ages Corp. and in 1966 became owner and president of New England Label Co., retiring in 1988. In 1974, he married Marguerite Hayes Ward. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Tikhon and Cyrus III; one daughter, Dale Ferris Phillips; seven grandchildren; three brothers; one sister; six nieces and seven nephews.
, 76, of Northfield, died Dec. 18. Born in 1920 in Randolph, she was the daughter of Albert and Avis (King) Dales. She graduated from Randolph High School. In 1946, she married Francis William Partlow, who died in 1988. She worked for the Nantanna Woolen Mill in Northfield, retiring in 1967. Survivors include her daughter, Sandra (Mrs. Roger) Davis; two sisters; two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.
, 91, of Montpelier, died Dec. 18. Born in 1905 in Montpelier, he was the son of Bartholomew and Martherita (Contratto) Tomasi. He attended St. Michael's School and graduated from Montpelier High School and from New York University. He worked for the American Red Cross. In 1950, he married Margarete Eifler, who died in 1991. He served with the Army during WWII. Survivors include a brother, Dr. Ernest Tomasi, MD; a sister, Marguerite Tomasi, RN; several nieces and nephews.
, 79, of Williamstown, died Dec. 15. Born in 1917 in Williamstown, he was the son of J. Orville and Marion (Lasell) Walbridge. He attended public schools in Williamstown and graduated from Williamstown High School. In 1940, he married Lila May Briggs. He worked in construction and concrete con-tracting and maintained a masters electrician license. He worked for Lacillade Lumber for over 50 years. He was a member of the United Federated Church of Williamstown. He served on the Williamstown School Board and owned and operated the Williamstown Village water system. Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Irene Walbridge, Louise (Mrs. Francis) Mier and Christine (Mrs. Richard) Sonenblum; one son, Jim; six grandchildren.
, 77, of Graniteville, died Dec. 15. Born in 1919 in Stowe, she was the daughter of Willard and Ruth (Glover) Tyler Sr. She was educated in Moretown, graduated from Waterbury High School and attended Johnson College. In 1938, she married Raymond Joy, who died in 1983. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Graniteville. She volunteered for the Central Vermont Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop and had served as an assistant Girl Scout leader. Survivors include one daughter, Marjorie Holmes; a granddaughter, Kathleen Murtagh; three brothers; 11 nieces and nephews.
, 69, formerly of Waitsfield, died Dec. 15. Born in 1927 in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of George and Luna (Nelson) Brothers. She attended school in Waitsfield and in 1945 married Charles M. Tifft Jr. She was employed as a chambermaid in a number of motels. Survivors include her husband; one son, Robert; one daughter, Brenda King; three sisters; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; an aunt; an uncles; nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 80, of Middlesex, died Dec. 14. Born in 1916 in East Topsham, he was the son of George and Grace (Davenport) Hood. He attended school in East Topsham. In 1940, he married M. Eva Cassavaw. He was a presser at Brown Dry Cleaners and Howe Dry Cleaners and later worked at the former Heaton Hospital and at Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. He retired in 1978. Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Mary Hood Alexander, Darla Morissette, Janice Hood, Sylvia LeBourveau and Robin Hood Whitehouse; one son, James Jr.; 11 grandchildren; one sister; one brother.
, 76, of Middlesex, died Dec. 11. Born in 1920 in Corinth, she was the daughter of George and Dama (George) Miller. She was educated in East Corinth and Bradford Academy. She had worked at the Vermont Pak Tomato Company in Barre, at G.W. Plastics in Montpelier and at Danco in Danielson, Conn. Survivors include two sons, Thomas and Richard; two daughters, Margaret Willey and Elizabeth Hodge; two brothers; one sister; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
, 79, of Northfield, died Dec. 20. Born in 1917 in Norwood, Mass., she was the daughter of Michael and Margaret (Knaus) Verderber. She graduated from Norwood High School and earned her teaching degree at Keene Normal Teacher's College in Keene, N.H. In 1943, she married Mahlon George Chamberlin, who died in 1991. She taught in Northfield, Riverton, Montpelier and Northfield, retiring in the late 1960s. Her memberships included the Northfield United Methodist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Edward Verderber and Arthur Verderber; a step daughter-in-law, Shirley Chamberlin; one niece, Margaret Stanton; two nephews, Edward and Phillip Verderber; nine step-grandchildren.
, 70, formerly of Washington, died Dec. 12. Born in 1926 in Washington, he was the son of Charles and Margaret (Tucker) Davis. He attended Spaulding High School. He was a veteran of the Army, serving during WWII. He had worked at the former Humphreys Refrigeration Company and the Capitol Plumbing and Heating Company, retiring in 1992. Survivors include a son, Stephen; a daughter, Debra Davis Timberlake; two granddaughters; two step-grandsons; two sisters; several nieces and nephews.
, 89, of Hardwick, died Dec. 21. Born in 1907 in St. Justine, Quebec, she was the daughter of Joseph and Marie (Ruel) Charboneau. In 1927, she married Edward Fournier, who died in 1986. She and her husband operated a farm in East Hardwick until 1959 and then moved to Hardwick. She was a member of the Court of St. Varonica Catholic Daughters of America and the St. John the Baptist Society and a communicant of St. Norbert's Church in Hardwick. Survivors include two sons, Andre Fournier and Roland Fournier; one daughter, Rollande Utter; one sister; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.
, 79, of East Montpelier, died Dec. 22. Born in 1917 in Hondo, Texas, he was the son of Folkert and Annie (Hardt) Muennink. He attended schools in the Hondo area and graduated from Harlendale High School in San Antonio, Texas. He served with the Army during WWII. In 1942, he married Isabel (Wilder) Kearney. They moved to Montpelier after his discharge; she died in 1959. He worked as a finish cutter in the granite industry, retiring in 1977. In 1964, he married Bertha (Cannon) Hall. Survivors include his wife; two step-sons Joseph Kearney and Roger Hall; four step-daughters, Beverly Fisher, Virginia Robinson, Janice Fifield and Patricia Russell; three sisters; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. .
, 85, of Montpelier, died Dec. 23. Born in 1911 in Middlesex, he was the son of Orville and Minnie (Berno) Thomas. He attended schools in Middlesex. In 1941 he married Martha Gidney, who died in 1988. He retired from National Life Insurance Company in 1973. He had served in the Vermont National Guard and was a member of the Montpelier Unitarian Church. Survivors include one sister, Avis Barnes; one brother, Warren Thomas; several nieces and nephews.
, 83, of Montpelier, died Dec. 20. Born in 1913 in Hamilton, Scotland, she was the daughter of Saimos and Michelina Ruta. She was a graduate of St. Mary's School of Nursing in Brooklyn, N.Y. and worked as a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, PA, until retirement. She attended St. John's Lutheran Church in Pittson, PA. She was married to Captain Gustave Sundberg, who died in 1992. Survivors include her daughter, June; two sons, Gustave and Thor; grandchildren.
, 81, formerly of Barre, died Dec. 22. Born in 1915 in Barre, she was the daughter of Silvio and Pia (Fasoli) Cecchini. She attended schools in Barre and Spaulding High School. She worked at Woolworth's and later at Cecchini's Grocery. In 1940, she married Marco (Gus) Aspesi, who died in 1983. Survivors include a son, Marco; one grandson; two sisters; one brother; one niece and several nephews.