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, 96, of Barre, died March 21. Born in 1900 in Rockport, Mass., she was the daughter of Carl and Ane (Nielsen) Anderson. She moved to Connecticut, where she graduated from Deep River High School and later from Bay Path Institute in Mass. She taught at the Washburn (Maine) High School and at the former Goddard Seminary in Barre. In 1922, she married Alexander Straiton, who died in 1955. She was a member of the Barre Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Deane; a daughter, Anne Conlin; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 55, of Montpelier, died March 26. Born in 1942 in Montpelier, he was the son of Loretta (Compeau) and Clifton Hersey. He graduated from Montpelier High School, continued his education at Leicester (Mass.) Junior College and graduated from New England Institute of Funeral Service in Boston. In 1969, he married Sharon LaFountain. He worked at V.L. Perkins Co. Furniture Store and Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury. He also operated the Dairy Creme in Montpelier and ran a snow plowing business. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Hersey; a son, Matthew; his mother; two brothers; three nieces and a nephew.
, 72, of Washington, died March 25. Born in 1924, she was the daughter of Frank and Vae (Cutler) Smith. She graduated from Montpelier High School and was employed as a secretary for Central Vermont Railroad. She also worked for Pyrofax Gas Company, retiring from there. She had been married to Robert Warren. Survivors include several cousins.
, 87, of Barre, died March 25. Born in 1910 in Grayland, Ohio, he was the son of Theodore and Marie (Nielsen) Thygesen. He attended schools in Grayland until his family moved to Barre, where he continued his schooling. He was first married to Aurelia Andreoletti in 1932. In 1950, he married Savina Arioli. He was a master carpenter and later became self-employed in the construction field. He also worked for other construction firms, retiring in 1975. He was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Harold Jr. and Dana; three daughters, Judith (Mrs. Richard) Robbins, Katherine (Mrs. Ronald) Mackie and Maydean McLaughlin; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers; one sister; several nieces and nephews.
, 60, of East Randolph, died March 26. Born in 1937 in Swanton, he was the son of Gerald and Mary Jane (Ouimet) Martin. He graduated from Holy Angels School in St. Albans, St. Michael's College and Vermont State Police Academy. He served in the Vermont National Guard, retiring in 1986. He retired from the Vermont State Police in 1986 and was a former member of the Burlington Police Department. He was a communicant of Sts. Donatian and Rogatian Church. Survivors include his wife, Trudy (Benjamin) Martin; his mother; four children, Kevin, David, Leslie Martin-Lewis and Chrystal Martin; a grandson; three sisters; three brothers; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
, 69, of Randolph Center, died March 27. Born in 1927 in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of Louis and Sophie (Twarog) Paradysz. He had been involved in the family business, Holyoke Farm Machinery and then graduated from the University of Massachusetts and received a masters degree in optics from the University of Rochester in New York. In 1963, he married Ena E. Tunberg. He was a physics professor at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, retiring in 1989. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Erica Paradysz; a son, Jeffrey; two sisters.
, 86, of Chelsea, died March 26. Born in 1910 in Salem, Mass., she was the daughter of Nelson and Marion (Lambertson) Bette. She attended school in Marblehead, Mass., Corinth and Chelsea, graduating from Chelsea High School. She took teacher training courses at Montpelier Seminary and taught for one year in Chelsea. In 1930, she married Dwight N. McCullough, who died in 1987. She had been bookkeeper for her husband who operated Betts and McCullough Garage in Chelsea. Survivors include four sons, Dwight Jr., Charles, Alan and Maurice; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 93, of Jonesville, died March 23. Born in 1903 in Richmond, she was the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Young) Lacillade. Her husband, Herbert J. Vest, died in 1992. She was a homemaker, parent and grandparent. Survivors include one son, James; five daughters, Marjorie Cobb, Marilyn Begins, Natalie Ashton, Joan Zimmerman and Carol Gurule; a sister; 22 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
, 92, of Northfield, died March 25. Born in 1905 in Hudson, Mass., he was the son of Charles and Mary Louise (Peterson) Sanborn. He graduated from Sharon (Mass.) High School and attended four years of college majoring in agriculture. In 1941, he married Clara Rabtoy, who died in 1988. He worked for Dennison Manufacturing in Framington, Mass., retiring from there. He and his wife moved to Northfield Falls in 1969. Survivors include his sister, Eleanor Risch; three nephews and a niece; five step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great-grandchildren.
, 89, of Hardwick, died March 26. Born in 1908, she was the daughter of John J. and Hattie J. (Balch) Bradford. She graduated from Hardwick Academy. She had worked in the law office of Sumner Darling Jr. and later at the Hardwick Trust Company, retiring in 1965. She was affiliated with the United Church of Hardwick. Her first husband, Raymond Duby, is deceased. She later married Harold R. Atkins, also deceased. Survivors include a step-daughter, Gail Prescott; a stepson, Gary Atkins; nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 47, of Hardwick, died March 26. Born in 1949 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Francis and Eleanor (Riach) Perry. She received her early education in Hardwick, graduating from Hardwick Academy and from Fanny Allen School of Nursing. In 1969, she married Larry Robarge. She had worked at Hardwick Hospital, Copley Hospital and Fanny Allen Hospital. She also worked at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA and was charge nurse at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury. She was affiliated with the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Raymond and John; five grandchildren; her father; three brothers; two sisters; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 65, of Barre, died March 22. Born in 1931 in East Barre, he was the son of Donald and Edith Minor Davenport. He attended local schools, graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Air Force. Survivors include his brothers, Arthur and Francis; his sister, Martha Davenport; many nieces and nephews.
, 78, of Waterbury, died March 17. Born in 1918 in Waterbury, she was the daughter of George Curtis and Minerva (Lawless) Graves. She attended schools in Waterbury and in 1937, married Raymond Ayers. Mr. Ayres died in 1974. Survivors include three sons, Russell, Raymond and Gordon; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
, 52, of Hardwick, died March 22. Born in 1944 in Barre, he was the son of Harold Earl and Clara (Travers) Fuller Fogg. He attended public schools in Hardwick and graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1962, he joined the Air Force, serving in Vietnam. He returned to Vermont and enrolled at Johnson State College, later transferring to Castleton State College and then to the University of Vermont, where he received a degree in education. He taught junior high school science in the Danville, Morrisville and U-32 school systems. He also attended Vermont College in Montpelier, graduating with a degree in nursing and attended the Paramedic School in Brattleboro. He moved to Rhode Island and was employed as an intensive care nurse until returning to Vermont in 1985. He was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include his mother; his step-father, George Fogg; two step-sisters, Helen Rucker and Anita Hamilton; aunts, uncles, step-nieces, step-nephews and cousins.
, 92, of Lower Cabot, died March 22. Born in 1904 in Eden, he was the son of George and Viva (Ponds) Lanphear. He farmed for more than 70 years in Walden and Cabot. He was a member of the United Church of Cabot. His wife, Mabel, died in 1985. Survivors include four sons, Harold Jr., Carl, David and Robert; seven daughters, Dorothy Clark, Ida Foster, Thelma Trybulski, Evelyn Ciesienski, Genevieve Pior, Margaret Lawson and Beverly Scott; one sister; three half-sisters; three half-brothers; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
, 67, formerly of Groton, died March 24. He was a native of Bradford and later worked as a granite carver at North Barre Granite. He belonged to the Protestant Church. Survivors include his wife, Vilma; three sons, Allen, Craig and Daryl; three daughters, Carmon Pudvah, Diane Blanchard and Kimberly Wright; a brother; two sisters; 10 grandchildren.
, 78, formerly of Waterbury, died March 24. Born in 1918 in Hyde Park, she was the daughter of Henry and Glenna (Jewett) Patnode. The family moved to Keeseville, N.Y., where she attended schools and graduated from Keeseville High School. In 1937, she married Harold Morse Grout, who died in 1992. She had been a member of the Waterbury Congregational Church. Sur-vivors include two sons, Harold and Alan; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; three bro-thers; two sisters; many nieces and nephews.
, 103, formerly of Plainfield, died March 23. Born in 1894 in Fish House, Saratoga County, N.Y., he graduated from Gloversville (N.Y.) High School and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. He served in the Signal Corps during WWI. He was the head of the electrical engineering department at RPI, retiring in 1959. Memberships included St. John's Church (Episcopal) in Troy, N.Y. Survivors include a daughter, Doris Johnson; a son, Rodney; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 84, of Barre, died recently. Born in 1912 in St. Mar-des-Carrieres, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Rosaire and Marie Anne (Gingras) Gingras. She came to the U.S. at age 10 and attended Barre City schools. In 1950, she married Raymond Thompson, who died in 1959. In 1962, she married Albert Murtaugh, who died in 1978. She worked at the Champlain and American Woolen Mills in Winooski and also at General Electric, before coming to Montpelier. Survivors include a daughter, Betty Jane Jarvis; two sisters; three brothers; many nieces, nephews and step-children.