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, 40, formerly of Montpelier, died July 13. Born in 1959 in Montpelier, he was the son of Earl and Arthalee (Lumbra) Martin Jr. He graduated from the Austine School for the Deaf in Brattleboro and from Claremont (N.H.) Technical School. He had been employed at IBM in Essex Junction. He was a member of the Community Bible Church of South Burlington. Survivors include his mother; his father; a brother, Ronald.
, 93, formerly of Montpelier, died July 13. Born in 1906 in East Montpelier, she was the daughter of Frank and Gertrude Cutler Cooley. She graduated from Montpelier High School. In 1931, she married Burton Peterson, who died in 1974. She was employed by the Montpelier Public Schools and later became a real estate broker. She was a member of the Montpelier Unitarian Church. Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Ann Fitzgerald and Nancy Allen; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
, 67, of Montpelier, died July 12. Born in 1931 in Moretown, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Hilda (Newton) Earle. She graduated from Spaulding High School. She retired from National Life Insurance Co. in 1991. Survivors include her mother; an uncle, Grant Newton; cousins.
, 86, formerly of Vershire, died July 15. Born in 1912 in Irvington, N.Y., she was the daughter of William Read and Sophia Lord (Burnham) Westcott. She attended Buckingham School and graduated from Smith College. In 1935, she married Benjamin Drew. They lived in Westford, Mass., where she worked as a librarian in the Boston school system. They retired to Vershire in 1973, where she raised apples and Morgan horses. Survivors include two sons, Ben Jr. and G. Westcott; three daughters, Sarah Reeves, Leslie Sullivan and Holly Drew; eight grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
, 83, formerly of Hardwick, died July 16. Born in 1915 in Johnson, he was the son of Dana and Nellie (Shahan) Gilbert. He was married to Mamie Gilbert, who died in 1995. He was a self-employed barber at Camp Pendleton, the Marine Corps base in Calif. and also in Hardwick. He attended St. Norbert's Church in Hardwick. Survivors include a son, Charles; nieces and nephews.
, 80, of Hardwick, died July 10. Born in 1918 in Ludlow, she was the daughter of Byron and Cora May Kendall. She graduated from Enosburg Falls High School and attended the Goddard Seminary School of Hair Styling. In 1942, she married Stanley Homer Fisher, who died in 1978. They moved to Hardwick in 1948 and in 1952, established Fisher's Folly Greenhouse and floral business. They operated the business for more than 24 years. She was a member of the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include one son, Byron; two daughters, Linda Lee and Susan Warner; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; cousins.
, 62, of Barnard and formerly of Washington, died July 9. Born in 1936 in Washington, he was the son of Ernest and Florence (Pero) Webster. He attended Washington schools. In 1959, he married Leona Ward. He worked in the granite quarries and for his brother Roger Webster, before retiring due to ill health. He served in the Vermont National Guard, was active on the Randolph ambulance crew and was a member of the Barnard Fire Department and was constable for Barnard. Survivors include his wife; two sons, James and William; a daughter, Lindy Webster; two brothers; six sisters; two grandchildren.
, 79, of Berlin, died July 8. She was born in 1920 in Richford. She married Curtis Hopkins, who died in 1981. Survivors include two sons, Ralph Hopkins and Douglas Neveau; a brother; a sister; 19 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
, 76, of Barre, died July 8. Born in 1923 in Peopolis, Quebec, she was the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Morin) Roy. She attended Graniteville schools. In 1950, she married Leo Bilodeau. She was a waitress and worked in nursing homes as a nurse's aide. She was a member of St. Monica Church. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Kelley; two sons, Denis and Michael; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister.
, 80, of Northfield, died July 22. Born in 1919 in Hartsville, S.C., she was the daughter of William and Mary (Grant) Johnson. She graduated from Hartsville High School. In 1944, she married Robert Cole Cross. They had lived in Washington and Chelsea and moved to Hartsville, S.C. in 1984. Her husband died in 1989 and she moved back to Vermont in 1995. She had worked as a waitress, and also as a nurse's aide at the Chelsea Home for the Aged in Chelsea and McFarland House in Barre. She retired in 1984. Survivors include a daughter, Terry Howe; a son, Robert; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews.
, 89, of Barre, died July 18. Born in 1910 in New Bedford, Mass., she was the daughter of Henry and Jean (Sprague) Nichols. She graduated from Fall River High School in Fall River, Mass. and attended Simmons College in Boston. In 1934, she married Clenton Scott, who died in 1994. She worked in real estate and at the Manor Junior College in Wellesley, Mass. Survivors include a daughter, Jean Scott-Milne; a son, Donald; one sister; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
, 70, formerly of Barre and more recently of Pawcatuck, Conn., died July 19. Born in 1929 in Barre, she was the daughter of John and Mary (Menard) Corrigan. She was a cook in Borough School in Connecticut and worked at several restaurants in Mystic and Stonington, retiring in 1998. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Stonington and St. Michael's Church in Pawcatuck. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Calouro, Donna Douglas and Gail Elkins; a sister; two brothers; six grandchildren.
, 81, of Hardwick, died July 19. Born in 1918 in Wolcott, she was the daughter of Homer and Emeline (Carr) Fisher. She attended People's Academy and graduated from Hardwick Academy. In 1943, she married Louis C. Edebohls. She was employed by United Farmers and also was a secretary in the quartermaster's office at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester and a secretary at the Pentagon. Recently, she was a tax practitioner and helped her husband in their rhododendron and azalea business. She was affiliated with the United Church of Hardwick. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Douglas and Robert; a sister; two step-brothers; a step-sister; three grandchildren.
, 47, of Moretown, died July 18. Born in Summit, N.J., she was the daughter of John and Patricia (Madden) Dempsey Jr. She graduated from Mountain Lakes High School in N.J. In 1980, she married Merrill Austin. She was employed as a nurse's aide at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center and later worked as a nanny for the Phillips family in Waitsfield. Survivors include her husband; her father; two sisters, Dana Grenert and Diane Willer; a brother, John Dempsey III.
, 75, of Williamstown, died July 18. Born in 1924 in Barre, she was the daughter of Glenn and Evelyn (Andrews) French. She attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School. In 1943, she married W. Edmund Comstock. She was a waitress at the former Country House Restaurant in Barre. She was a member of the United Federated Church of Williamstown. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Donna Comstock; two sons, Fred and William; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers; nieces and nephews.
, 22, of Johnson and formerly of Duxbury, died July 19. Born in 1976 in Berlin, he was the son of David and Cynthia (Duby) Ainsworth. He attended Harwood Union High School and graduated from Montpelier High School. He had been employed at the Grand Union store in Montpelier and Price Chopper in Berlin. Recently he worked at Vermont Precision Woodworks in Morrisville. Survivors include his father and stepmother Betty; a brother, Frank; a step-brother Norman Smith; a stepsister, Susan Smith; paternal grandmother, Sybil Ainsworth.
, 83, of Braintree and formerly of West Brookfield, died July 17. Born in 1916 in West Brookfield, she was the daughter of Horace Wakefield and Addie Ladd. She graduated from Randolph High School and in 1939, married Grant Flint. She was a farm wife and a member of the East Braintree/West Brookfield Congregational Church. Survivors include her husband; three sons, Avery, Fred and Gardner; three daughters, Addie Lamb, Helen Luther and Rose Derrick; a brother; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
, 46, of Barre, died July 12. Born in 1952 in Montpelier, he was the son of Stanley and Viano (Olson) Knapp. He attended Montpelier schools, graduated from Woodlawn High School in Woodlawn, Md., and later attended Catonsville Community College in Catonsville, Md. Survivors include a sister, Nancy Knapp; several cousins.
, 88, of Hardwick, died July 18. Born in 1911 in Craftsbury, he attended Craftsbury Academy. In 1934, he married Gwendolyn Cubit, who died in 1983. He was a dairy farmer and a truck driver for H.P. Hood. He later operated a bread route for the Girard Baking Co. of Burlington. Survivors include four sons, Ronald, Richard, Robert and David; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
, 96, of Essex Junction and formerly of Montpelier, died July 20. Born in 1903 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Homer and Elmira (Chavelier) Patneaude. She was employed as a LPN at Hardwick Hospital and Porter Hospital in Middlebury. She was married to Bernard Siloway and later to Frank Highter. Survivors include a daughter, Bernice Aja; a stepson, Clement Highter; a step-daughter, Barbara Brewer; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; a sister.
, 93, of Calais and formerly of Barre and Montpelier, died July 19. Born in 1906 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Robert and Mary (Greene) Fraser. She was a nurse for the Veterans Administration for over 40 years, serving in different hospitals throughout the country. Survivors include three nieces, Sister Mary Ursula, Rita Vierling and Lillian McGhee; two nephews, John Pisch and Wayne Tuller; grand nieces and nephews.