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, 88, of Randolph died May 27. Born in 1909 in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the son of John and Elizabeth (McInnes) Houston. He attended schools in Glasgow, Montreal and Norwich, Conn. In 1937, he married Phyllis Airey. They moved to Randolph in 1976. He had worked for Central Vermont Railroad in Conn. and in New York City. He was transferred to St. Albans, and retired in 1969. He was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ in Randolph. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Patricia Hefflon and Carol Tufts; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
, 74, of East Hardwick, died May 23. Born in 1924 in Woodbury, he was the son of Charles and Marjorie (Haskins) King. He attended Woodbury public schools. He was a farmer in the Woodbury area and road commissioner for many years. He was employed in the road construction and landscaping business retiring in 1985. He had been married to Alice Puffer. He was affiliated with the South Woodbury Congregational Church. Survivors include a son, Charles; four daughters, Nancy Ewen, Bonnie Hanson, Linda Gallison and Norma Blake; a brother; a sister; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 40, of Tunbridge, died May 21. Born in 1958 in Burlington, he was the son of Paul and Lorraine (Clark) Russell. He attended Tunbridge Central School, South Royalton High School and later received his GED. He had farmed on the Russell Jersey Dairy Farm. In 1990, he married Debora M. Rogers. He was a member of South Tunbridge Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Paul; a daughter, Brooke Russell; two step-daughters, Brigham Howe and Genesee Dodge; his mother and step-father; his father; a brother; a niece; aunts, uncles and cousins.
, 73, of Royalton, died May 21. Born in 1924 in Bethel, she was the daughter of Aristo and Erminia (Ceresa) Orticari. She graduated from Whitcomb High School and in 1951, married Robert E. Toomey, who died in 1969. They owned and operated the R.E. Toomey Oil Company. She was a member of St. Anthony's Church in Bethel. Survivors include two brothers, Charles Orticari and Otto Orticari; several nieces and nephews.
, 58, of Cabot, died May 23. Born in 1939 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Francis and Evangeline (Downing) Knapp. She attended Montpelier High School. In 1959, she married David Day. They moved to Cabot in 1990. She was an Avon representative and a member of Worcester United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband; two sons, John and Frank; two daughters, JoAnne Leach and Julie Fair; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters; one brother; nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 85, of Montpelier, died May 22. Born in 1913 in Bellows Falls, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William D. Holden. He attended schools in Bellows Falls and worked on a farm and then as an electrician. He was employed at Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier, retiring in 1970. In 1965, he married Elaine Fordham. Survivors include his wife; nieces and nephews.
, 80, of Tunbridge, died May 26. Born in 1917 in Tunbridge, he was the son of John and Florence (Burgess) Bicknell. He attended Chelsea elementary schools and Chelsea High School. He worked on the Bicknell Hill Farm until 1963. He later worked for Airport Tractor in Berlin and L.W. Greenwood in East Randolph. He retired in 1980. In 1950, he married Bernice Whitney. He was a member of Bethel Christian Fellowship Church in South Royalton. Survivors include his wife; two sons, John and David; two daughters, Eloise Alexander and Daisy Pratt; a sister; seven grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 93, formerly of Barre and more recently of Conn., died May 27. Born in 1905 in Barre, she was the daughter of Patrick and JoHanna (Carroll) Leahy. She graduated from St. Michael's High School. In 1934, she married Arthur Benway, who died in 1978. She was employed in the Arts and Crafts Department of the State of Vermont, retiring in 1970. She was a member of St. Augustine Church. Survivors include a daughter, Joanna Geagan; a son, Thomas; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 94, of Barre, died May 26. Born in 1903 in McCheslytown, PA, she was the daughter of Angelo and Nina (Lizzari) Aldrighetti. She attended Spaulding High School. She was a sales clerk at the Homer Fitts Co. in Barre, retiring at age 80. She was a member of St. Monica Parish. Survivors include a son, Ronald; six grandchildren; five great-grandsons; two nephews.
, 88, formerly of Hardwick, died May 31. Born in 1910 in Hardwick, she was the daughter of Henry and Achsa (Parks) Gadgcome. She attended Hardwick public schools. In 1926, she married Harley Albert Pearsons, who died in 1986. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading and camping at Harvey's Lake. She had also lived in St. Johnsbury. Survivors include a daughter, Priscilla Dame; two grandchildren; a niece and several cousins.
, 74, of East Montpelier, died May 30. Born in 1923 in Ferrisburgh, he was the son of William and Edith (Edgerton) Doner. He served in the Army during WWII. In 1967, he married Kathleen Fitch. He was a heavy equipment operator for King Construction in New York and later for Norman Kelly Construction of Montpelier and Pizzagalli Construction Co. He started a small farm in East Montpelier after retiring. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Melissa VandenOever and Betty Jo Fardnell; two sons, Scott and George Jr.; six grandchildren; a brother; nieces and nephews.
, 81, of Barre, died May 29. Born in 1916 in Elmore, he was the son of Esdras and Florida (Bessette) Dufresne. He attended schools in Cabot. He had handled horses and did logging in earlier years and later owned and operated farms in the Barre area. He served in the Army during WWII. In 1944, he married Denise Blouin, who died in 1981. He was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include four sons, Leon, Robert, Paul and John; five daughters, Diane Perrin, Theresa Cook, Claire Cook, Elaine Dufresne and Doris Jacques; 17 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother; two sisters; many nieces and nephews.
, 77, of Barre Town, died June 2. Born in 1920 in Ballintubber County Mayo, Ireland, he was the son of James and Ellen (McGing) McGoff. He attended schools in Ireland. He moved to Barre from England in 1948. He had worked delivering fuel in the central Vermont area and later drove truck for Sunbeam Bread Co. He operated an auto service station in Barre and later was employed as a truck driver for Associated Memorial, retiring in the mid-1980s. In 1960, he married Lorena C. Lawson, who died in 1996. Survivors include a son, John; two granddaughters; twin great-grandchildren; two brothers; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins.
, 87, formerly of Worcester, died May 30. Born in 1911 in Worcester, she was the daughter of Charles Allen and Ida (Kelly) Belville. In 1929 she married Frederick Farrand. She lived in Elmore most of her life. Survivors include a son, Allen; two daughters, Barbara Emerson and Betty Allen; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; a brother; a sister; many nieces and nephews.
, 77, formerly of Randolph, died May 29. Born in 1920 in Randolph, he was the son of Everett and Mildred (Taylor) Stone. He was educated in Bethel Gilead schools. He worked for F.A. Tucker cutting power lines and later worked on the family farm in Bethel Gilead and continued farming after moving to Braintree. Survivors include a sister, Marjorie Paddock; two brothers, Donald and James; many nieces and nephews.
, 84, of Northfield, died May 31. Born in 1914 in Fayston, she was the daughter of Ernest and Zenaide (St. Marie) LeFebvre Bean. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Burlington and Bay Path Junior College in Longmeadow, Mass. She had worked at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. during WWII and as a concierge at several resorts. In 1966, she married Edgar Warner, who died in 1976. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. Survivors include a brother, Paul Bean; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 75, of Washington, died May 30. Born in 1923 in Barre, he was the son of Arthur and Helen (Cook) Beede. He attended Washington Elementary School, and Williamstown and Spaulding high schools. He served in the Army during WWII. In 1944, he married Mavis Twitchell. He had worked with his father as a truck driver, bulldozer operator and logger. He later worked for the town of Washington as a laborer and road commissioner. He also served as selectman. He was on the Washington Fire Department and served as Orange County deputy sheriff and a Vermont Fish and Game warden. Before retiring, he worked for Barre Town Highway Department. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Carlyn and Chester Jr.; a daughter, Sherry Collins; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; his step-mother; a sister; a brother; five half-brothers; two half-sisters; many nieces and nephews.
, 85, of Waterbury, died June 1. Born in 1912 in Brockton, Mass., she was the daughter of Ephraim and Josephine (Lamothe) Noel. She graduated from Brockton High School, attended Notre Dame Academy in Montreal and graduated from Pierce Business School in Boston. In 1941, he married Louis Duhamel. She was employed at WBZ radio station in Boston and later worked as assistant to the food editor at the Boston Herald Traveler. She was also a bookkeeper and was employed at the University of Vermont's Bailey Library. She retired in 1974. She was a member of the St. Andrew's Church. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Paulette Duhamel and Denise Brackett; a son, Peter; three grandchildren; four nieces.
, 69, of Middlesex, died June 1. She was born in 1929 in Sheffield and graduated from the Brattleboro School of Nursing. She worked at Heaton Hospital in Montpelier, Jones Nursing Home in Montpelier and St. Jude Nursing Home in Barre. In 1955, she married Herbert Ralph Ayer, who died in 1984. she was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montpelier. Survivors include two sons, Wesley and Walter; three daughters, Ruth Lamoureux, Darlene Haupt and Vivian R. Raggensack; eight grandchildren; a sister.