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, 74, longtime summer resident of Calais, died July 12. Born in 1923 in Glen Ridge, N.J., he was the son of Harry and Winona (Miller) Rossiter. He graduated from Jenkintown High School in Jenkintown, PA and received a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Delaware. He served in the Marines during WWII. He had been employed at Minneapolis Honeywell's Industrial Division and later at the Crane Company in Manchester, N.H. In 1966, he began working for Markem Corp., becoming vice president in 1977. He retired in 1990. He had owned a summer home in Maple Corner since 1947. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna (Eckstrom) Rossiter; a son, Tod; a daughter, Christine Rossiter; a grandson; nieces and nephews.
, 74, of Barre, died July 14. Born in 1924 in Chelsea, he was the son of Harry and Lela (Burnham) Downing. He attended schools in Chelsea and served in the Army during WWII. He was employed at the Vermont Copper Mines in South Strafford and worked as a carpenter and brick and stone mason. He also operated a fish delivery route and repaired small engines. Survivors include his companion, Esther Johnson; two sisters, Nina Lyford and Mildred Rogers; nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 86, of Barre, died July 11. Born in 1912 in Websterville, she was the daughter of Onisene and Apoline (Arseneau) Marceau. She attended schools in Northfield. In 1932, she married Leo Morel, who died in 1958. She was employed at the former Sprague Electric Co. and later in Barre and Montpelier nursing homes. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include two sons, Paul and Eugene; four daughters, Marie Louise Joyal, Theresa Lewis, Anita Soucy and Betty Ann Morel; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother; several nieces and nephews.
, 68, of Waterbury Center, died July 17. Born in 1931 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Louis and Celia (Cohen) Adler. She attended schools in Brooklyn, moving to Vermont after graduation. In 1949, she married Stanley Copeland, who died in 1986. She had worked as a waitress, a bookkeeper and more recently as a secretary for the Vermont State Forest and parks, retiring in 1997. Survivors include a daughter, Jodi Grout; a son, Stanley; five grandchildren; a sister; nieces and nephews.
, 91, of Montpelier, died July 11. Born in 1907 in Benabbio Province of Tuscany, Italy, he was the son of John and Caterina (Tolemei) Giuliani. He immigrated to the United States and settled in Barre in 1912. He graduated from Montpelier High School and was employed by Marr and Gordon granite manufacturers in Barre. He later read law with attorney Fred Gleason and was admitted to the Vermont Bar in 1928. He had several years of private practice before joining the law department at National Life Insurance Co. He retired in 1971. He had served in the Marine Corps, served in the Vermont General Assembly and as judge of the Montpelier Municipal Court. In 1943, he married Pauline Provost, who died in 1985. Survivors include two sons, J. Paul and Peter A.; six grandchildren.
, 94, of East Montpelier, died July 10. Born in 1903 in Chelsea, Mass., she was the daughter of William and Annie (Brooks) Moody. She was educated in Chelsea schools. In 1924, she married George Morrison, who died in 1963. She was the senior activities director at the Woonsocket, R.I. YWCA and was active in the Woonsocket Baptist Church. She retired in 1973 and moved to East Montpelier. Survivors include a son, Alan; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 88, of East Peacham and formerly of Barre, died July 11. Born in 1908, she was the daughter of J. Alva and Orpha (Holt) Littel. She attended schools in Barre, graduating from Spaulding High School and later from the University of Vermont. Her husband, Comer Francis Moore, died in 1986. She taught at Peacham Academy and was a member of Peacham Congregational Church. Survivors include three sons, Stephen, Kenneth and Donald; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 76, of Waitsfield, died July 14. Born in 1922 in New York City, she was the daughter of Alfred and Sue (Hawes) Barth. She graduated from Colorado University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and later earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Plattsburgh State University and a master's degree from the University of Buffalo. In 1953, she married Alfred Smith, who died in 1959. She had worked for the Atomic Energy Commission and for Monsanto. She was employed as a school psychologist at the Lewiston Porter School in Lewiston, N.Y. and retired in 1986 and moved to Waitsfield. Survivors include a daughter, Susan (Smith) Wade; a granddaughter, Emma Elizabeth; a brother, Irving Barth Jr.
, 23 days old, died July 15. Born June 22, 1998, she was the daughter of Jeffrey Deforge and Kris Bell. Survivors include her parents; a sister, Kelby Bell; a brother, Seth Bell; paternal grandparents, Lynn and Sharon Barrows; maternal grandparents, Bonnie and Lawrence Cane.
, 87, of Montpelier, died July 15. Born in 1910 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Henry and Nellie (Thurston) Holmes. She graduated from Montpelier High School and Mount Holyoke College. She retired in 1971 after 30 years of employment with the Agency Department of National Life Insurance Co. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. Survivors include several cousins.
, 91, of Duxbury, died July 20. Born in 1907 in Duxbury, he was the son of Clyde and Mary (Thompson) Morse. He attended schools in Duxbury. In 1927, he married Sylvia Goad, who died in 1983. He was employed by the Demeritt Co. in Waterbury, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Waterbury Congregational Church. He had been moderator for the town of Duxbury and a representative to the Vermont State Legislature. Survivors include a son, Wade; a daughter, Barbara Marshall; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law; nieces and nephews.
, 38, of Williamstown, died July 18. Born in 1960 in Barre, he was the son of Duncan and Judith (McTaggart) McKay Sr. He attended Orange schools and graduated from Spaulding High School. He had served in the Army and the Vermont Army National Guard. He was employed by Nicom Seal Coating in Berlin. Survivors include a son, Eric Chaloux; his parents; maternal grandmother, Marjorie McKay; a sister, Kathryn Lamson; a niece, a nephew, uncles, aunts and cousins.
, 75, of Northfield, died July 21. Born in 1923 in Chelsea, he was the son of Harry and Flossie (Ward) Daniels. He attended Northfield schools and served in the Marine Corps during WWII. In 1947, he married Margaret Jean Viens. He worked as a stonecutter for Nativi and Sons Granite Co. in Barre, retiring in 1978. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Lawrence, Richard and Martin; a daughter, Charlene Finn; two brothers; four sisters; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
, 50, of Stowe, died July 21. Born in 1948 in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Marie and Edward Martin. She graduated from Martin VanBuren High School in Queens, N.Y. She worked for Peter Dresser Real Estate and later owned and operated Edelweiss Store and Decisions Decisions, both in Stowe. Most recently she worked at Topnotch Spa and Resort. Survivors include her husband, John; four children, J.C., Danielle, Morgan and Katie; two sisters; a brother; many nieces and nephews.
, 58, of East Calais, died July 23. Born in 1940 in Fairfax, she was the daughter of Owen and Beulah (Lahue) Eldred. She attended schools in Middlesex and graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1967, she married Lawrence Purdue. She worked at Sprague Electric and the Ready Plastic Company. She then became self-employed care giver in the Washington County area. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Keith and Michael; two sisters; five brothers.
, 91, of Barre, died July 18. Born in 1906 in Hadded, Lebanon, she was the daughter of Beshara and Eva (Daniels) Shadroui. She attended schools in Barre City. Survivors include three sons, Norberto Garcia, Daniels Garr and Oliver Twombly; two daughters, Eva Revis and Teresa Rose; a brother; a sister; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 74, of Moretown, died July 20. Born in 1923 in North Calais, he was the son of Orvis and Linnie (Foster) Martin. He attended schools in Calais. In 1940, he married Loretta Daignault, who died in 1983. He worked in the textile business in Northfield and Montpelier woolen mills for many years. He owned and operated his farm on Cox Brook Road and farmed for Paul Bean in Northfield. Survivors include three sons, Joseph, Laurence and Wayne; a brother; a half-sister; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 74, of Montpelier, died July 23. Born in 1924 in Shaftsbury, she was the daughter of Bernard and Cora (Belcher) Dow. She graduated from the Burr and Burton Seminary in Manchester and from the Eastman Dental School in Rochester, N.Y. She had worked for Dr. J. Arthur Walker and Dr. Eric Anderson, retiring in 1993. In 1948, she married George C. Walker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barre. Survivors include her husband; a son, Peter; a daughter, Cynthia Parzych; three grandchildren; a brother; several nieces and nephews.
, 69, of Sharon, died July 17. Born in 1928 in Tunbridge, he was the son of George and Anna (Nichols) Murray. He attended school in Tunbridge and graduated from South Royalton High School. He served in the Navy. In 1950, he married Lorita Dustin. He worked at Sharon Trading Post, at Cone Automatic Machine Co. and was a farmer in Stafford. He also operated the Hartford Shell Station, was a mechanic for L.L. Reed farm machinery and drove mail truck for Daniels Trucking Lebanon, N.H. He was a member of the Sharon Volunteer Fire Dept. and had served as road commissioner. Survivors include his wife; a son, Richard Jr.; two brothers; three grandchildren.