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, 87, of Northfield, died Jan .24. Born in 1911 in Moretown, he was the son of Fred and Ola (Warren) Wheeler. He attended Moretown and Riverton schools. In 1934, he married Madeline Taylor, who predeceased him. He was a farmer and worked on road construction for many years. He owned and operated a Ford tractor dealership in Riverton and was a well-known auctioneer. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. Survivors include a daughter; four brothers; two sisters; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
, 61, formerly of Barre, died Jan. 23. Born in 1937 in Montpelier, he was the son of Allen and Jeanne (Cecile) Bolio. Survivors include his wife, Rose Bolio; two sons, Larry and Steve; five daughters, Ida Dunster, Ellen Pulsifer, Teia Bolio, Cheryl Metivier and Joyce Tassie.
, 90, of Brookfield, died Jan. 23. Born in 1908 in Brookfield, he was the son of Arthur Clair and Bertha Gladys (Holmes) Lamson. He attended elementary school in Brookfield and graduated from Williamstown High School. He carried on the operation of the family farm. Survivors include six sisters, Edith Boright, Irene Cady, Esther Rose, Gail Lamson, Carol Rousseau and Ruth Lane; nieces and nephews.
, 74, formerly of Washington, died Jan. 23. Born in 1924 in Washington, he was the son of George and Lulu (Gallant) Denison. He attended schools in Washington. In 1947, he married Jureen Colby. He served with the Army during WWII. He was employed by the railroad in Vermont and Alaska and retired in Sterling, Colo. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church. Survivors include his wife; a son, Alan; a daughter, Ellen Dunkling; two granddaughters; three brothers.
, 72, of Stowe, died Jan. 23. Born in 1926, she was the daughter of Frank and Inez (McManis) Bean. She was raised by Carrol and Laura McManis. She graduated from Stowe High School and attended Johnson Normal School. In 1949, she married Richard Wilkins, who died in 1989. She was a switchboard operator for New England Telephone in Stowe Village and more recently was a secretary at the Village of Stowe Water and Light Department. She was a member of the Stowe Community Church. Survivors include three daughters, Janet (Mrs. Bruce) Godin, Gwyn (Mrs. Randy) Manidgo and Ricki (Mrs. Michael) Siska; a son, Jack; eight grandchildren; a sister; many nieces and nephews.
, 56, of Montpelier, died Jan. 24. Born in Barre, she was the daughter of Clayton and Eleda (Brock) Somerville. She worked at Ben & Jerry's in Waterbury until 1997, retiring due to illness. Survivors include two brothers, Richard Somerville and Robert Somerville; several nieces and nephews.
, 89, formerly of Waterbury, died Jan. 26. Born in 1909 in Huntington, she was the daughter of Stephen and Rose (Burnett) Riggs. She graduated from Waterbury High School and in 1928, married Roland L. DeCelle. She was a homemaker and also owned and operated Colbyville TV Co. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Bradenton, Fla. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mary Wadsworth and Carolyn Ellis; one son, Paul DeCelle; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters.
, 70, of Cabot, died Jan. 22. Born in 1928 in Cabot, he was the son of Leon and Beatrice (Lance) Perry. He attended Cabot schools. In 1953, he married Erma M. Guy. He worked at the Paul Hopkins Hardware Store and was road commissioner for Cabot. He trained municipal grader operators in Vermont. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Survivors include his wife; three sons, Paul, Allan and Timothy; two sisters; six grandchildren.
, 72, of Hardwick, died Jan. 29. Born in 1926 in St. Johnsbury, he was the son of Guy and Belle (Steadford) Thompson. He attended Barre public schools. In 1969, he married Patricia Ann Collier, who died in 1969. In 1971, he married Nila Louise Sargeant. In his earlier years he worked for the Pratt and Whitney Company and Howard Johnson, both in Hartford, Conn. He returned to Vermont in 1954 and worked for Orleans Manufacturing, delivered milk for Lauradon Jersey Farms for 20 years and Booth Brothers for six. He was employed by the Town of Greensboro and then moved to Hardwick and drove bus for Wildcat Busing, was a short order cook for the FireSide Restaurant and a custodian for the Town of Hardwick and the Maple Street Apartments. He was a past member of the Greensboro Fire Department. Survivors include his wife; two sons, David and William G.; three daughters, Audria Cleveland, Ginger Hall and Vicki Bisson; a step-son, Jody Berard and a step-daughter, Patricia Wakeham; a brother; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 72, of East Montpelier, died Jan. 23. Born in 1926 in Rock Island, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of Eric Gornalle and Bernadette (Fregeau) Bethel. She attended a private Catholic school in Canada. In 1951, she married Richard Ward Hill. She was employed by the Royal Bank of Canada and later the Vermont Transportation Agency, retiring in 1981. She was a member of St. Augustine's Church in Montpelier. Survivors include her husband; a sister, Marion Toohey; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 82, of Bethel, died Jan. 22. Born in 1916 in Hanson, Mass., he was the son of Walter and Cora (Bell) Cole. He was educated in Hanson schools. In 1946, he married Angelina Zarrella. He was a supervisor for the Brockton-Taunton Gas Co., retiring in 1978. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Shirley Moon and Barbara Butler; two sisters; four brothers; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
, 77, formerly of Montpelier, died Jan. 13. Born in 1921 in Montpelier, he was the son of Samuel and Isabelle (Rogers) Hatch. He graduated from Spaulding High School and served in the Army during WWII. In 1944, he married Carolyn Young. He was a retired electrician. Survivors include his wife; a son, Roger; two daughters, Joyce Milone and Barbara Hebert; five grandchildren; a brother; four half-sisters.
, 52, formerly of Montpelier, died Jan. 22. Born in 1946, he was the son of Gladys and Stanley Bond. He grew up in Vermont and graduated from Montpelier High School and Babson College in Boston, Mass. He had served in the Army and was employed with the Xerox Corp. and for Empire Pacific Industries in Calif. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Jennifer Bonds; a sister; a brother; his mother; a niece and nephew.
, 72, of Chelsea, died Jan. 27. Born in 1925 in Chelsea, he was the son of Sabin and Amber (Cole) Densmore Sr. He attended school in Newburgh, N.Y. and Chelsea. He also attended Chelsea High School and the Vermont School of Agriculture in Randolph Center. In 1955, he married Phyllis M. Taplin. He worked at Merli Goodwin sawmill in Calif. and had worked at the Hovey Bacon and Arthur Button farms in Chelsea. He also operated a milk route for Chelsea Creamery and worked as a mechanic for the E.H. Kennedy garage in Chelsea. He was a carpenter and was employed by Lacillade Lumber Co. in Williamstown and Martin's Ford Tractor in East Brookfield. He retired in 1978. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sandy Emerson; a son, Douglas; two grandchildren; an aunt; two special friends; nieces, nephews and cousins.
, 79, of Northfield, died Jan. 28. Born in 1919 in Nova Scotia, Canada, she was the daughter of Frank and Agnes Beals. In 1942, she married Robert Fitzgerald, who died in 1971. She had worked at Maynard Moore in Stoneham, Mass. for over 35 years. She moved to Tunbridge in 1973 and then Randolph, prior to going to the Mayo Nursing Home in Northfield in 1998. Survivors include her nephew and his wife, Ken and Nicole Fitzgerald and their children; a niece and a nephew.
, 91, of Randolph, died Jan. 22. Born in 1908 in Upper Montclair, N.J., she was the daughter of Laurin Hamilton and Suzannah Bailey (Harlow) Turner. She graduated from Upper Montclair High School and attended Lycee Ma Liere and Chateau DeBologne, a finishing school in Paris. In 1927, she married Charles Lester, who died in 1947. She later married Theodore Lyman who died in 1966 and Merritt Follett who died in 1971. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Randolph. Survivors include a stepdaughter, Peggy Ann Lyman; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
, 89, of Plainfield, died Jan. 24. Born in 1918 in Cabot, she was the daughter of Leroy and Blanche (Smith) Ross. She attended schools in Cabot. In 1934, she married Donald Dwinell, who died in 1987. She was employed as a telephone operator for the Mollys Falls Telephone Co. in Marshfield. Survivors include a son, Prentiss.
, 59, formerly of Warren and Montpelier, died Jan. 28. Born in 1939 in Montpelier, he was the son of Robert and Lepha (Long) Gove. He graduated from Waitsfield High School and later attended a chef's school in New Haven, Conn. As a young man he worked on the family farm in Warren. He moved to Genesis Elder Care in Morrisville in 1998. Survivors include his father; a brother, Willard; several nieces and nephews.
, 62, formerly of Randolph and more recently of San Diego, Calif., died Jan. 6. Born in 1936 in Randolph, he was the son of Howard and Helen (Bruce) Berry. He graduated from Whitcomb High School and served in the Army. He worked for several airlines and for the County of San Diego in the Social Services Department. He retired in 1998. Survivors include three sisters, Patricia Gilman, Denise Carrier and Cynthia Miller; two brothers; many nieces and nephews.
, 16, of Calais, died Jan. 28. Born in 1982 in Juneau, Alaska, she was the daughter of Lloyd and Jill (Morey) Robinson. She attended schools in Juneau and later in East Montpelier. She was a student at U-32 High School, where she was a junior and planned to attend the University of Hawaii. She was quite accomplished in arts and crafts and enjoyed working at the Maple Corner Store in East Calais. Survivors include her father; her mother; two brothers, George and Toby; a maternal grandfather, Curtis Morey; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Mary Robinson; aunts, uncles and cousins.