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, 64, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Vermont Respite House in Williston. He was born March 29, 1935, in Shoreham, the son of Wilbur F. and Mildred I. (Doaner) Bashaw. Garland was employed at Beckwith Motors in Middlebury for 22 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Marlene (Lavalatte) Bashaw on March 26, 1988. Garland is survived by four children, Garry and his wife, Karen Bashaw of South Lincoln, Debbie Bashaw and her husband, Dean Emmons, of Bristol, Patty and her husband, Gary Douglas, of Minnesota, and Cathy Bashaw of Bristol; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and special friend Pauline Rheaume of Vergennes. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Vermont Respite House, c/o Debbie Bashaw, 904 Carlstrom Road, Bristol, Vt. 05443.
lived the last 22 years of her life in Stowe. A loving wife, mother and friend, she passed away suddenly Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Bill Deveney of Stowe; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Lou Pepe of Annapolis, Md.; a brother, Bennett Kline; two sisters, Dorothy Beacham and Marian Nagy; her lifelong friend, Trudy Wear; nieces, nephews and her many friends. Friends of the Deveneys are invted to gather at the Stowe Community Church on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at 11 a.m. for a brief memorial. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Stowe Rescue Squad. Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe is in charge of arrangements.
, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington. She was born on July 3, 1908, in Chesterfield, Ill., the daughter of William and Ada (Sarginson) Fenton. Rodna married Rolan S. Farr in Decatur, Ill., on Oct. 28, 1945. They farmed in South Bristol for 25 years beginning in 1950 and during that time they established and ran Elephant Mountain Campground until May of 1999. Rolan predeceased Rodna on Oct. 16, 1999. She is survived by a niece, Marilyn Culbreth of Florida; and a nephew, William Fenton of Illinois. Rodna was predeceased by a brother, William, in 1967. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday before the service.
, 93, of Mount Holly, formerly of Jeffersonville died Tuesday morning, Feb 1, 2000. She was born in Goshen on July 28, 1906, the oldest daughter of Fay and Ella (Kline) Chamberlain. Survivors include a daughter, Lizzie Emmons; sons, Larry Freeman and Fay Freeman, three sisters; grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Aldous Funeral Home, 44 North Main Street, Rutland. Calling hours will be Wednesday from 2-4 and from 7-9 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the Genesis Elder Care Mountain View Center, Activities Fund.
HIGHGATE, Vt./CHARLESTOWN, N.H. - Mrs. Shirley Moore McNutt
, 63, a native of the Highgate area, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, in Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, N.H. Shirley taught school in the Burlington, Vt., area and also in Richford, Vt., for nearly 21 years. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at 11 a.m. from in the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, with interment following in the Moore Family lot in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
, 72, died Feb. 1, 2000. H was born Dec 10, 1927, in Barre, Vt.. He graduated from Bentley School of Accounting and received a bachelors degree at Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. He moved to Sarasota from Rochester, Minn., in 1991. He was a group controller in manufacturing and was a member of the Sarasota Alliance Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean conflict. Survivors include his wife, Jean Young; daughters Debra Dugger of Sarasota and Joan Benjamin of Colchester, Vt.; a sister, Marjorie Soloman of St. Petersburg, Fla.; brothers Lyle Young of Klamath Falls, Gordon Young of Sarasota, Arthur Young of Bradford, Vt., and Edmund Young of Randolph, Vt.; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be in the Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home, 7454 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fla., from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Feb. 5, 2000, in the Sarasota Alliance church. Burial will be in Essex Junction, Vt. Contributions may be made to the Sarasota Alliance church Building fund, 7221 Bee Ridge, Sarasota, Fla. 34241, or the American Cancer Society, 1750 17th St., Suite A., Sarasota, Fla. 34234.
, 87, of Blush Hill Road, passed away in the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000. Born in Hartland on Dec. 27, 1912, he was the son of the late Walter and Betsy (Wright) Adams. June 28, 1940, he married the former Hazel Truax in Barre, Mass. Mrs. Adams passed away May 1, 1980. Mr. Adams attended schools in Randolph and was employed for 25 years in the machine tool industry, retiring from General Electric in 1978. Active in the Waterbury community, he served as a Scoutmaster for Troop 1 in the 1960s and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He volunteered as a driver for the Waterbury Ambulance Service following his retirement and was a former member of the Waterbury Fish and Game Club. He is survived by his children, Alice Adams of Waterbury and Richard W. Adams Jr. of Lacey, Washington; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Rachel Letourneau, Marion MacPhetres and Elizabeth Lang. Memorial services will be held in the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Friday at 2 p.m. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Waterbury Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 95, Waterbury Center, Vt. 05677, or the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund, 98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, Vt. 05641.
, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, peacefully in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington in the presence of her two daughters. She was born Nov. 13, 1912, in Crysler, Ontario, a daughter of Felix and Hermeline Benoit. She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Vergennes. As a senior citizen volunteer for 17 years at Addison County Eagles Club, she helped cook the dinner meal. Her greatest joy in life was spending with and taking care of her great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Rene Charlebois, in 1981; and five children. Rea is survived by two daughters, Rita and her husband, Lester Delphia, of Waltham, and Marguerite and her husband, Larry Senecal, of Cornwall; five grandchildren, Michael and Meegan Delphia of Williston; Stephen and Tammy Delphia of New Haven, Kevin and Kathi Delphia of New Haven, Brian and Andrea Senecal of Milton, Bruce Senecal of Wells, Maine; eight great-grandchildren, Conor and Nikolas Delphia, Collin and Cody Delphia, Christina, Katlyn and Kyle Delphia, and Megan Senecal; three brothers, Arthur and Loretta Benoit of Williston, Rene and Mattie Benoit of Bridport, and Gerard and Evelyn Benoit of Bridport; a sister, Clara Mario of Enosburg Falls; a brother-in-law, Lucien Charlebois of Cornwall; a sister-in-law, Alice Charlebois of Middlebury; and several nieces and nephews. Rea was predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Peters Catholic Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in St. Peters Cemetery in Vergennes. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. IN lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, Vt. 05491, or St. Peters Restoration Fund, Maple Street, Vergennes, Vt. 05491.
, 73, passed away unexpectedly as a result of injuries he received in an automobile accident Feb. 2, 2000, in North Carolina. He was born in Montpelier on Jan. 8, 1927, the son of William Perry Sr. and Ruth (Hubbell) Cheney. He received his education in Burlington area schools and graduated from a Burlington-area high school. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a teletype operator. Following his discharge, he returned to Vermont, where he lived until moving to Virginia in 1970. He married Barbara Shepard in August 1972 in South Carolina. The couple resided in Virginia with their children until 1985, when they moved to Bridport. Mr. Cheney was a long-distance hauler for many years, most recently driving milk trucks and dump trucks. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed supplying his family and friends with vegetables and strawberries. He enjoyed reading, particularly Louis LAmour westerns. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 14 in Vergennes for many years. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his sons, Kevin William Cheney and David Perry Cheney, both of Vermont; his daughters, Kathie Cheney-Taft of Vermont, Karen Simmons of North Carolina, and Sharon Cheney-Ingram of Florida; his stepsons, Ed Limoge of Vermont, Lt. l. Jerome Limoge of Colorado, and Philip Limoge of Georgia; his stepdaughters, Diane Limoge-Kline of Pennsylvania, Laurie Limoge-Jamerson of Virginia, and Valerie Limoge of Florida; his brothers, Arthur Cheney of New Hampshire and Harold Cheney and Danid Cheney, both of New York; his sisters, Trudy Fisher of Virginia, Ruth Ryan of Mississippi, Linda Schlicting of New York, and Sarah Lou Booth of Texas; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; a son, William Perry Cheney III; two brothers; and one sister. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Bridport Congregational Church in Bridport. Interment and committal services with military honors will follow in Bridport Central Cemetery. Officiant will be the Rev. Tim Franklin, pastor. Contributions may be made in his memory to the Bridport Congregational Church, Bridport, Vt. 05734. Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
of Fairfield passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, 2000, in Holiday House in St. Albans, just short of his 93rd birthday. His family guesses that he looked out and saw his shadow and decided to go back to his maker rather than face six more weeks of winter. Paul was born April 9, 1907, in Wakefield, Mass. He was married for 70 years to Martha Windsor Slusser, who preceded him in death Nov. 4, 1996. Paul now joins her "in the garden." Paul called four places "home" during his lifetime: Colebrook and Redding, Conn., Piscataway, N.J., and "Crosbys End of the Road" in Fairfield. His jobs ranged from tending camels for the circus in Florida at age 17 to tax collector and constable of the town of Fairfield in his 80s. The Aluminum Company of America was his employer for 30 years and his benefactor for 33 yers of retirement. Licensed by the Episcopal Church in Connecticut as a lay reader, he served the Tri-Church parish in East Fairfield in that capacity. In Connecticut, he was an active member of the Grange, his children recalling most vividly his time as Master. Paul was well known for his recitations and was often called upon to render "Casey at the Bat" and "The Cremation of Sam Magee." A frustrated, factory-bound, would-be farmer all his life, his dream was to retire to Vermont, where he had spent most of his vacations helping friends during haying season. He lived to see his dream come true. He spent retirement as part-time farmer, tax collector, grandfather and great-grandfather, jack-of-all-trades, neighbor and friend. His smaller friends and neighbors remember him as the "Candyman." For the past two years, Paul had been a resident of Brownway in Enosburg Falls, where his family will be foreve grateful for the loving staff and excellent care he received. His final three days were spent in the warm and loving environment of Holiday House in St. Albans. The family thanks all those who cared for him in his final hours and supported them in their sadness. Grateful thanks go to his doctor, friend and neighbor, Dr. Amy Roberts of Fairfield, for the special care and counsel she provided him and his children in his final years. Paul is survived by the last of his five brothers, Samuel Crosby of Georgetown, Maine; daughter and son-in-law Gail and Sam Leggett of Sagamore Beach, Mass.; son and daughter-in-law, Paul Eben Jr. and Linda Crosby of Newton, N.J.; and daughter Priscilla Dawson of Fairfield. Also mourning his loss are grandchildren Elizabeth, Julian, Kimberly, Jacqueline, Kathleen, Eben and Richard; great-grandchildren Alex, Morgan, Connor, Amelia, Claire and Joshua; and special family membes Linda, Sara and Neil Vanslette of Fairfield. The Heald Funeral Home of St. Albans is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service in celebration of Pauls life will be held on Pauls 93rd birthday weekend, Saturday, April 8, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the United Church of Christ in Bakersfield with a birthday collation to follow the service. Remembrances may be sent to either Marthas Kitchen on Lake Street, or the Samaritan House on Kingman Street, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.
, 61, passed away Feb. 2, 2000, after a brave battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrigs Disease), and is now peacefully resting in the arms of the Lord. She was born in Burlington on June 28, 1938, the daughter of Clement J. and Albertine D. (Brunelle) Barber. She retired from IBM as a computer specialist and as a home care aide for the Visiting Nurses Association. She is survived by her husband David; her daughter, Kimberly Bourdeau and her husband, Steve, of Essex Junction; son, Bobby Barber and his wife, Nellie, of North Carolina; granddaughter, Ashley Bourdeau; grandsons, David and Shawn Barber; her mother, Albertine Osborne of Burlington; three sisters, Arlene Andrade of Pittsburgh, Pa., Joyce Richard and her husband, Bob, of Essex Junction, JoAnn Brinson and her husband, Garland, of Burleson, Texas; two brothers, Roger Barber and his wife, Sharron, of Sarasota, Fla.;Wayne Barber and his wife, Marcia, of Fairfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Anne and her father, Clement Barber. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her, her beautiful smile, her great humor, and her wit. She was a foundation for her family and always there with a helping hand, a wonderful wife and loving grandmother. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski, with interment to follow in the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the local ALS Division, Department of Neurology, UHC Campus 4th Floor, 1 South Prospect St., Burlington, Vt. 05301. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski, Vt. 05404.
SOUTH BURLINGTON - Mary Elizabeth (Sherrod) Lanier
, 85, died at her home in South Burlington, on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, with her loving son at her bedside. She was born on Nov. 26, 1914, in Oak City, N.C., the first child of the late Lone and Naomie (Cain) Sherrod. Mary attended grade school in North Carolina, and traveled with her grandmother, a midwife, delivering babies. In 1938, Mary moved to Philadelphia, Pa., where she attended Douglas School of Nursing, which was the beginning of her 50-year career as a registered nurse working in every department of the hospital. In 1941, she married Booker T. Lanier who predeceased her on Aug. 18, 1966. In January of 1997, Mary moved from Philadelphia to Vermont to live with her son. Mary Elizabeth was a strong, caring and proud woman with enormous compassion for anyone needing her help. She was a devoted mother, full of life, and gave strength and hope to those blessed to be in her presence. She was a faithful church member and often said, "with Gods blessing, I want to help and care for people." Her departure leaves sadness, but she will never be forgotten by those who knew her untiring grace and kindness. Survivors left to honor her life include her son, A. Ray Sherrod; two sisters, Arlena Cherry and Hazel Arnold; five brothers, Walter, Clyde, Paul, Earl, and Roy Sherrod; her three grandchildren, Erica Curley, Alton Sherrod, and Monica Connors; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives. Mary was predeceased by two brothers, Henry and Christopher Sherrod; and her nephew, Ronald Cherry. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Burlington. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to either, Champlain Valley Agency on Aging, 1 Mill St., Burlington, Vt. 05401, or VNA, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
, 59, died at his home Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, with his family by his side. He was born in Eden on Jan. 20, 1941, the son of Denis L. and Reava (Deuso) Morin. Roy married the former Sandra J. Reynolds on Oct. 7, 1961. For most of his working career, Roy operated the family farm in Eden. For the past three years, he and Sandra managed the Lake Eden Recreation Area during the summer months. In winter, Roy loved to go ice fishing. His greatest love was being with his family and grandchildren. Roy loved to be with all children, taking time with Eden school children to teach them to ice fish and in summers spending time to fish and frolic with children at the lake. Besides his wife, Sandra, he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Reava Morin; four children and their spouses, Leisa and James Cochran, Mary and Donald Laraway, Roy and Jeannine Morin Jr., all of Eden, and Valerie and Donald Schroeder of Colchester; 11 grandchildren, James, Jeremy and Joseph Cochran, Danny, Tyler and Reava Burnor, Michael Laraway, Jaemmie and Jessica Morin, and Amelia and Madeline Schroeder; a brother, Hayden; and four sisters, Marian Russell, Joyce Boivin, Virginia Tallman and Emma Earle and their families. Roy was predeceased by a daughter, Cindy; three grandchildren, Benjamin and Justin Cochran, and Malcolm Schroeder; his father, Denis; two brothers, Lee and Raymond; and a sister, June. Graveside services will be held later in the spring in the Eden Corners Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Roys memory would be appreciated to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
, 72, passed away in the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000. She was born in Montpelier on Jan. 14, 1928, the daughter of the late Clarence and Charlotte (Goodyear) Tucker. A 1946 graduate of the former Waitsfield High School, she continued her education at the University of Vermont, earning her degree in education in 1950. She was formerly married to Spencer Robinson in 1952 in New York City. She was a second-grade teacher in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, for 25 years, where she received a Teacher of the Year Award in 1982 and 1986. Retiring in 1987, she returned to Vermont and had been a resident of the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center for the past two years. Her memberships included the Waitsfield United Church of Christ and the NEA. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra Tucker Robinson Towle of South Portland, Maine; a son, Scott Robinson of Raymond, Maine; three granddaughters, Nicole Brigham, Brooke Brigham, and Amy Brigham; and a stepgranddaughter, Hope Towle; two sisters, Judith Tucker Smith and Alice R. Schwendler, both of Waitsfield,; a brother, Clarence Gerald "Jerry" Tucker of Waitsfield; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Kathleen Tucker; and a brother, Thomas G. Tucker. Funeral services will be held in the Waitsfield United Church of Christ on Saturday at 2 p.m. There will be no calling hours. Entombment will take place in the Hope Cemetery vault in Waterbury pending spring interment in the Waitsfield Common Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury is in charge of arrangements.
, 79, of 101 Western Ave., Burlington, passed away at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000. Born in Jackson, Tenn., on Feb. 10, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Allen L. and Mary (Essman) Hardy. On May 24, 1949, she married Raymond H. Sabin Sr. in Newport, R.I. Mrs. Sabin was a 1938 graduate of Jackson (Tenn.) High School and was employed at the Adjutant Generals Office of the War Department in Washington, D.C. Enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1943, she served as chief pharmacist mate until her discharge in 1949. Following her marriage, she was a homemaker and busy raising her family. She and her husband had made their home in Burlington since 1963. Her memberships included St. Marks Catholic Church in Burlington, and the Senior Citizens of the North End in Burlington. In her leisure time, she enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. She is survived by her husband of Burlington; two daughters, Mary R. Brown of Fairfax and Barbara R. Desjardins of Milton; three sons, Raymond H. Sabin Jr. of New York City, Robert A. Sabin of Burlington, and Ronald N. Sabin of Tempe, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Bennett of Tennessee and Margaret Lancaster of Mississippi; four brothers, Charles Hardy of Minnesota, Earl Hardy of Washington, Allen Hardy of New Mexico, and Robert Hardy of California; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a grandchild; and a sister, Dorothy Payne. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Andrews Catholic Church in Waterbury on Saturday at 10 a.m. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Entombment will take place in Hope Cemetery Vault, Waterbury, pending spring interment in Hope Cemetery, Waterbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Waterbury Area Food Shelf, 57 South Main Street, Waterbury 05676
, 68, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at his home following a long illness, surrounded by his family. He was born June 15, 1931, in Monroe, N.H., the son of the late Frank and Jessie (McNally) Aldrich. He was married Aug. 7, 1954, to Leona Mae Aldrich, who predeceased him in October 1995. He enjoyed spending time with his family and his grandchildren. He is survived by two sons, Doug and his wife, Terri, and Robert and his wife, Mary, both of Florida; three daughters, Judy and her husband, Richard Baker, of Milton., Darlene Sanderson of Hudson Falls, N.Y., and Katherine and her husband, William Darley, of Winooski; 12 grandchildren, D.J., Jessica, Sabrina, Chrystal, Donald, Brandy, "Little" Billy, William, Amie, Melanie, Kellie and Katie; four great-grandchildren, Alexais, Kaden, Donovan, and Austin; one brother, Richard Aldrich and his wife, Dorothy, of Williamsburg, Va.; two sisters, Mary Ravelin of Essex Junction, and Kathryn and Roger Giffen of Colchester; many nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Claire Gestner. He was predeceased by his oldest sister, Doris (Aldrich) Turner Bessette; and by one grandson, Robert James Sumner, in 1978. A funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home with interment to follow in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Visiting hours will be Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.
, 30, died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following a long illness. Catherine was born Oct. 7, 1969, in St. Albans, the daughter of David and Janice (Allen) Carr. Catherine was a resident of Bakersfield most of her life and was employed by Labatt-Anderson Inc. at the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service in St. Albans. She was a 1988 graduate of Bellows Free Academy/St. Albans and received her BA in English in 1993 from Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. At age 8, Catherine received a kidney transplant from her grandmother, Rogene Carr, which extended Catherines life by 22 years. She is survived by her parents, David and Janice Carr of Bakersfield; two brothers, John Carr of South Burlington, and Daniel Carr of Essex Center; one sister, Susan Carr of Boston, Mass.; her paternal grandmother, Rogene Carr of Jericho; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Catherine was able to spend her final hours with two special friends, Karin Liljestrand and Keith Doyle. In keeping with Catherines wishes, she was cremated. A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Bakersfield Congregational Church. The family will be receiving friends at the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. For those who wish, contributions in Catherines memory may be made to the Memorial Program of the Vermont Kidney Association, P.O. Box 244, Burlington Vt. 05402-0244.
, 74, a longtime resident of Waitsfield, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000. Born in East Warren on Jan. 28, 1926, she was the only child of the late Clifford E. and Evelyn (Ayers) Heath. On Oct. 24, 1948, she married Hadley M. Gaylord Sr. in Waterbury. Mrs. Gaylord attended the East Warren Elementary School and was a graduate of the former Waterbury High School and continued her education at the University of Vermont and Burlington Business College. Following her marriage, she and her husband had made their home in Waitsfield where she owned and managed Phyl-Dens Dairy Bar for 21 years and was co-owner and bookkeeper of Haps Service Station for 30 years. Active in the Waitsfield community, she served as president and secretary for Mad River Unit 75, American Legion Auxiliary, was a member of the Waitsfield United Church of Christ where she taught Sunday School and served as superintendent, the Ladies Auxiliary, the Waitsfield Homemakers Club, and was active as a 4-H leader for boys cooking and girls crafts and sewing groups. Her hobbies included gardening, animals, sewing, cooking, collecting stamps and coins, crafts and music. She is survived by her husband of Waitsfield; six children, Phyllis Mayville of Milton, Pearl Vargas, Hayden Gaylord, Hadley Gaylord Jr., Walter Gaylord and Allen Gaylord, all of Waitsfield; grandchildren, Michaella Warryn, Marjorie Miller, Connie, Amy, and Jennifer Gaylord, Samantha and Marshall Gaylord, Trevor Gaylord, Wyatt Vargas, Amos Gaylord, Paige Gaylord, and Brendan Gaylord. Funeral services will be held from the Waitsfield United Church of Christ on Monday at 1 p.m. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Sunday from 7-9 p.m. Entombment will take place in Hope Cemetery Vault pending spring interment in Warren Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate, 431 Pine Street, Burlington 05401, or to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, P.O. Box 485, Williston 05495.
BERLIN, Vt./BETHESDA, Md. - Evelyn M. Kennedy
of Bethesda, Md., passed away Feb. 3, 2000, in Woodridge Nursing Home, Berlin Vt., the daughter of Thomas Edward and Ella Julia Cogan. She was born May 24, 1904, in Washington, D.C. She was retired from the National Institute of Health in 1969, where she worked for 25 years. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold W. Kennedy; and her son, Harold W. Jr. She is survived by daughters Evelyn K. Kelley of Waitsfield, Vt., and Sally A. Robb of Bryans Road, Md. She was grandmother of Susan Duckett of Danville, Vt., George Ridgely Kelley Jr. of Frederick, Md., William H. Kelley of Locust Grove, Va., Kathy Kemeny of Burke, Va., and Bonnie Ulrich of Fredericksburg, Va. She was great-grandmother to Kip Kelley, Ian and Adrian Duckett, and Jackson and Shelby Kemeny. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
, 49, of Barley Road died suddenly in Oneonta, N.Y., on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000. He was born in Elmira, N.Y., on Nov. 8, 1950, the son of Raymond C. Leach Sr. and Dorothy (Carpenter) Leach. He was a graduate of Burlington High School, Class of 1970. July 31, 1976, he was married in Bristol to Melody Benjamin. He was employed at Fletcher Allen Health Care, where he worked as an autopsy technician for the last 29 years. Ray was more than a loving husband, father and son-in-law who was so very much loved, but he was everyones friend. He leaves behind more than family, but friends too numerous to begin to mention. He took such pride in his job at the hospital, of his teaching and befriending the new medical students and residents who came from all over to study and work in Pathology. He leaves behind many friends for whom, over the years, he had mowed their grass, shoveled their driveways and bowled a good game with. "I find it so hard to believe that I will never hear my Raymond laugh again; to hear him say, "I love you;" to see the love in his eyes when he watches his children. To simply say good-bye just seems too soon. He is survived by his beloved wife, Melody of Burlington; three children, Allison Nicole, Benjamin John and Lisa, all of Burlington; two grandchildren, Kate and William; beloved mother-in-law Shirley Benjamin; his great-grandmother, Inez Leach of Elmira, N.Y.; a brother, Arthur and Debbie Leach of Candor, N.Y.; two sisters, Leda and her husband, George Naab, and Vickie and her husband, Brian Seaman, who was a very special friend; his foster family, the Rev. Dallas Decker and his wife, Cinnie, who saved his young life. He also leaves his mother; two other brothers; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and my, many friends, especially special friends Suzy and Tom Senecal and Don Fournier, whom he thought of as his son; and his little princesses, Lhashy and Callee. He was predeceased by his father in 1998. A funeral service will be held Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. Death Takes A Holiday. Husband, father, lover, friend, co-worker, sick joke teller, fellow beer drinker, aol buddy, body cutter, sick chili maker, party animal, daddy, maggot cleaner, animal lover, teacher, family man; kind, funny, off beat, gone too soon but with us still, buddy to Ben, Dale Eranhardt fan.
, 77, died Thursday morning, Feb. 3, 2000, in Copley Hospital, Morrisville, following a brief illness. He was born in Stowe on Sept. 19, 1922, the son of the late Earl C. and Adeline (Wright) Mayo Sr. Cecil was the husband of the former Carolyn Houston, whom he married April 9, 1942. Cecil attended the Stowe schools and went on to become a lifelong farmer, owning and operating the family farm in Stowe, along with his brother. He retired in 1982, but always remained active. He and Carolyn enjoyed touring around New England, attending country fairs and taking in new sights. Cecil was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, displaying a kind and gentle nature. Besides his wife, Carolyn, he is survived by four sons and their wives, David and Judy of Hardwick, Theodore and Sandy of Eden, Cecil Jr. and Ali of Stowe, and Curtis and Gloria of Stowe; his daughter-in-law, Phyllis Mayo of Hyde Park; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; his brother, Earl Jr. of Wolcott; two sisters, Betty Cota of Spring Hill, Fla., and Marlene Levaggi of Morrisville; a special cousin, Robert Wright of Craftsbury; and nieces and nephews. Cecil was predeceased by a son, Douglas; and three great-grandchildren, Billy, Hanna and Brittney Mayo. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Puffer United Methodist Church, Morrisville, with spring interment in the Riverbank Cemetery, Stowe. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory would be appreciated to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., or Copley Hospital Foundation, 528 Washington Highway, both of Morrisville, Vt. 05661. arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.
, 80, died unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care with his loving family by his side. He was born in Burlington on Dec. 7, 1919, the son of Edmund and Albina (Gendron) Merchant. He was employed at Green Mountain Dairy for 32 years and later worked at Fanny Allen Hospital, from where he retired after 27 years. Mr. Merchant served his country honorably with the U.S. Army during World War II in the European theater. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Pecor) Merchant of Burlington; his children and their spouses, Joyce Metevier of Burlington, Donald and Roberta Merchant of Richmond, and Robert and Barbara Merchant of Burlington; his grandchildren, Michael Groff, Scott Metevier, Robby, Eric, Thomas and Brian Merchant and Rebecca Provost; his great-grandchildren, Jessica, Lee, Christine, Jimmy, Nicholas, Tawnia, Matthew, Brandon, Jazzmin, Makayla and Victoria; his sister, Mildred Thompson of New York; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers; two sisters; two sons-in-law; and an infant grandson, Little Joe. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Spring interment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery annex, Pomeroy Street. Visiting hours are Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to either the American Red Cross, 29 Mansfield Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401, or The Salvation Army, 64 Main St., Burlington, Vt. 05401
, 79, of Central Avenue in Burlington, died on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in Burlington on Dec. 18, 1920, the son of Adelard and Alice (Belair) Pepin. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U.S. Navy. He was employed at General Electric and retired in 1971. He was a member of St. Anthonys Parish, St. John the Baptist Club and the VFW Howard Plant Post 782. He is survived by two brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Roland (Doris) Pepin and Mr. and Mrs. Roger (Jeannette) Pepin, both of Burlington; three sisters, Rose Lapointe of Burlington, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin (Doris) Monell of Burlington and M. Lucy Bouffard of Winooski; also many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Pauline Rainville; and by a brother, Arthur "Six" Pepin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthonys Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington.
ESSEX JUNCTION - Charles R. "Uncle Ray" Rose
, 63, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, with his loving family by his side. He was born in Essex Junction on Aug. 28, 1936, the son of the late Abraham and Beatrice (Whitehead) Cusson. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving during the post-Korean War period. He was a security guard in Castlerock, Wash., for many years, returning to Vermont to live with his niece and caregiver, Christine Latuch. He was also a proud member of the Champlain Senior Citizens Center. Uncle Ray loved to fish and always looked forward to the quiet times spent fishing along the banks of the Winooski River while enjoying Vermonts great outdoors. He was the greatest of uncles and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by one brother, George Cusson of Castlerock, Wash.; one sister, Rita Jones and her husband, Wally, of Castlerock, Wash.; a very special, loving and caring niece, Christine and Ben of Essex Junction, where "Uncle Ray" lived and called home; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edwin Cusson, in 1995, and Albert Cusson, in 1994. Visiting hours will be held in the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Lawrence Church in Essex Junction. Burial will be in the spring in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester. Memorial contributions may be made in Uncle Rays memory to The Champlain Senior Center, 241 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by John D. Workman of the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. - Yvon A. St. Hilaire
, 64, of North Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 3, 2000, unexpectedly. He was born in Lisbon, N.H., on Sept. 8, 1935. He graduated Lyndon Institute in Lynden Center, Vt., and then joined the U.S. Air Force where he served for four years. He attended UVM and joined the U.S. Border Patrol. He graduated from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and spent eight years with the U.S. Border Patrol before transferring to U.S. Immigration Service for 24 years. He retired with a total of 36 years of service and received many prestigious awards presented throughout his career. He was a member of the American Legion and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. He was the son of Edmund St. Hilaire and Diana Dion of Lyndon Center, Vt., where he met and married Joyce A. Hartigan on Jan. 1, 1955. His employment with the federal government took them to several places throughout the country, after which, they retired in Alburg, Vt., and North Fort Myers, Fla. He was predeceased by his son, Gary Y. St.Hilaire; a brother, Odoric; and a sister, Lellianne. He is survived by his wife, Joyce; a daughter-in-law, Susan of Rouses Point, N.Y.; a son, James and wife Donna of Oceanside, Calif.; a daughter, Donna of Vista, Calif., and a daughter, Lisa (Steadman) and husband Brian of Cornwall, Vt. He is also survived by eight grandchildren as follows: Erin, Bryan, Heather, Hilairy, Eric, Kaley, Corey, and Amy. He was from a family of ten siblings and is survived by seven brothers and sisters. A funeral service will be conducted at the North Fort Myers Memorial Funeral Home on Feb. 9, 2000. A burial service will be held for family and friends in Rouses Point, N.Y., in the month of July, the date to be announced. The family would prefer memorial contributions be made to any Shriners Hospital for Children in memory of Yvon A. St. Hilaire
, 90, of Burlington died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Feb. 4, 2000. She was born in Burlington on June 28, 1909, the daughter of Fred J. and Mae (Snyder) Childs. Florence was a graduate of Cathedral High School and earned her bachelors degree from Trinity College in 1930. She took graduate studies at the University of Vermont and St. Michaels College. She taught in the Winooski public school system for 14 years and retired after 25 years as head proofreader for The Burlington Free Press. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, the Confraternity of St. Joseph, the Mount Carmel Society and the Secular Order of Franciscans. Florence is survived by many cousins including Gerald and Simone Basiliere and Richard Dion of Burlington; several close and dear friends including Robert Barra Sr., Ethuwyn Strobridge, Jane Milizia, Ernest and Elaine Charboneau; and her caregivers, Megan, Ann and Arlene. The family to gives special thanks to the Visiting Nurse Association and the staff at Fletcher Allen Health Care. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Co-Cathedral. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions in Florences memory to St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, 85 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401, or to the VNA, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
MIDDLEBURY, Vt./FORT MYERS, Fla. - Robert W. Laberge Sr.
, 71, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in Fort Myers, Fla. Bob was born on July 10, 1928, in Brattleboro, Vt., the son of Charles and Beatrice (Tacy) Laberge. He graduated from Hinsdale, NH High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1948 and was honorably discharged as a Yeoman 3rd Class. After the Navy, Bob worked as an electrician for Central Vermont Public Service. In April of 1955, Bob established the Robert W. Laberge Sr. Insurance Agency in Middlebury, Vt., which is now Laberge Insurance Agency Inc., owned and operated by two of his sons, Bill and Jim Laberge. Bob retired to Fort Myers, Fla., with his wife, Marilyn, in 1991. He was an active member of the American Legion Post, VFW, and the Moose and Elks Club. He was former president of the San Carlos Golf Association. Bob enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting and spending time with his many friends and relatives. Bob enjoyed life. He married Laura (Sherman) Laberge on Feb. 24, 1950, mother of his six children, who predeceased him on April 30, 1967. He was also predeceased by his sister, Mary, earlier in his life. He married Marilyn Oski on Sept. 25, 1971, who predeceased him on July 28, 1994. He is survived by his wife, Liberta (Amarosa) Laberge, whom he married on May 2, 1997, and her five children; a brother, Charles Laberge and his wife, Babette, of Wilbraham, Mass.; his daughter, Patricia Hathaway and her husband, Stephen, of Montgomery Center, Vt.; Robert William Laberge Jr. and his wife, Nicole, of Middlebury, Vt.; Steven Laberge and his wife, Lisa, of Las Vegas, Nevada; Jeffrey Laberge and his wife, Linda, of Salisbury, Vt.; James Laberge of East Middlebury; and Michael Laberge of Sanibel, Fla.; eleven grandchildren; twin great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m. in the San Carlos Golf Course Club House, and again, at the American Legion Post 27, Middlebury, Vt., Sunday, Feb. 27, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, or American Legion Post 27, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 28, Middlebury, Vt. 05753
, 42, died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, following a long illness. She was born in Burlington on Dec. 19, 1957, the daughter of James Keefe and Patricia Rocque. She graduated from Mount Mansfield High School in 1976. Mary was very artistic and enjoyed doing crafts. She loved horses, and riding was a favorite hobby. She enjoyed children and was a very devoted mother. She is survived by her devoted partner, Keith Smiel of Starksboro; four children, Brandy Larrow and partner Gene Turgeon, Tony, Roxanne and Jayme Smiel, all of Starksboro; a grandson, Jonathan David Turgeon; her father, James Keefe of Colchester; her mother, Patricia Rocque of Williston; a sister, Carol Keefe and her partner, Gary Shangraw, of Colchester; a brother, Thomas Keefe of Colchester; her paternal grandmother, Margaret LeDuc of Hinesburg, her maternal grandmother, Catherine Laliberte of Massachusetts; her very special Uncle Bill and Aunt Betty Keefe; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Jay Keefe, in 1986; and her grandfathers, Charles Keefe and Raymond Rocque and his wife, Marion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church in Richmond. Burial will take place in East Cemetery in Williston in the spring. Visiting hours are today from 5 to 8 p.m. in Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, Route 7, New Haven, Vt. 05472.
, 78, died in St. Johnsbury on Feb. 4, 2000. He was a former bank examiner for the state of Vermont for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, Valentina; three children, Steven, Michael and Margaret McKee, all of St. Johnsbury; one sister, Muriel Davis; two grandchildren, Michael and Vanessa; and a niece and nephew. A memorial service will be held in the Pleasant Street Baptist Church in St. Johnsbury on Monday at 11 a.m. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Pleasant Street Baptist Church, 193 Pleasant St., St. Johnsbury, Vt. 05819. Sayles Funeral Home, 525 Summer St., St. Johnsbury, is in charge of arrangements.
, 80, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, after 14 months of loving care in the Birchwood Terrace Special Care Unit in Burlington. She was born Aug. 22, 1919, in Burlington, the daughter of Myron and Mary (Purcell) Eroh, and was raised from approximately 2 months of age by Windsor and Elizabeth Blanchard. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1937. Upon graduation, she was briefly employed by New England Telephone & Telegraph as an operator until her marriage to Robert C. Fitch of East Montpelier in 1939. While Mr. Fitch was in the service, from 1943 to 1945, Barbara lived in East Montpelier and worked at the Adamant Co-op. After Roberts death in 1950, Barbara returned to work with N.E. Tel & Tel for several years. In 1960, she married Francis V. Olsen of Barre. She is survived by her loving husband of 40 years; her daughter, Kareen and her husband, Jeff Stanley, of Hinesburg; her son, Larry Fitch and his wife, Joan, of East Montpelier; four grandchildren, Kimberly Chase, Brad David, Nicole and Sean Fitch; and two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, and will be followed by a committal service and interment in the family lot in Lakeview Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Birchwood Terrace Special Care Unit Patients Fund, 43 Starr Farm Road, Burlington, Vt. 05401, to the attention of Maureen Prendergast.
, 46, passed away at her home on Stowe Street on Friday, Feb. 4, 2000. Born in Beaufort, S.C., on April 2, 1953, she was the daughter of Leonard and Mary (Cluess) Vecchione. May 27, 1978, she married Robert F. Sheldon in Elk Grove, Ill. "Twinky" was a 1971 graduate of St. Joseph by the Sea High School in Staten Island, N.Y. She was employed as a secretary by the Staten Island Gas Co. and later by Brooklyn (N.Y.) Veterans Administration Hospital. Moving to Elk Grove, Ill., she began working for Honeywell in tech support and was later transferred by the company to Bellingham, Mass. In 1987, she and her husband moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she was a homemaker and began a family. She had been a resident of the Waterbury area since 1994 and was employed by Resources for Community Living. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family and friends. Twinky battled courageously for three years against one of the few foes she was unable to defeat in her life. She succumbed to cancer Feb. 4, 2000, but refused to depart this life until she was able to visit with all of her immediate famiily and much of her extended family. Her family was her main and most enduring interest. She was always at the core of family activities, Sunday dinners, and ever ready for a conversation around her kitchen counter. Her joy in life came from the happiness she gave others, be it family, friends or strangers. She dispensed laughter and advice for all who needed it. She was a wonderful, loving and faithful mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and cousin. She will be sorely missed and never forgotten. She is survived by her husband, Robert; their daughter, Stephanie of Waterbury; her parents of Waterbury; a sister, Laura Ware of Foxboro, Mass.; a brother, Elia Vecchione of Duxbury; and nieces and nephews. A Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Crucified One in Moretown on Sunday at 2 p.m. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury is in charge of arrangements.
Waitsfield, VT - Garet Lewis and Hailey Lyn Spaulding
, Beloved children of Jodi and Jonathan Spaulding of Waitsfield, VT died before their birth on February 4, 2000 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Besides their parents, they are survived by maternal grandparents Jeanne and Graig Garofano of Adams, MA; paternal grandparents Laurie and Donald Spaulding of Waitsfield, VT; maternal great-grandmothers Irma Farnham of Moretown, VT; aunt Gina (Garofano) Degrenier of N. Adams, MA; and aunt Danielle Spaudling of Waitsfield, VT as well as 5 cousins and other loving family members. Garet and Hailey were predeceased by their only sibling, Alexis Lauren, in May 1997.
died on Saturday, Feb. 5, after a brief illness surrounded by the love of friends and family. Born in Wollaston, Mass., she was the second child of Saba Drew Thomas and James Paul Foster. Her brother, Paul Lincoln Foster, currently resides in South Weymouth, Mass. Saba is survived by three nieces: Carolyn A. Thompson, Paula J. Foster, and Deborah D. Hayes: and one nephew, James L. Foster. She also has two grandnieces: Holly Foster and Mackenzie Hayes; and four grandnephews: Justin and Travis Foster and Graham and Garnett Hayes, in addition, Saba was Scott Rancourts adopted "Gram." A graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, Saba worked at Park Street Church in Boston, Mass., as both secretary to the minister, Dr. Harold Ockenga, and as the editor of the church newsletter, "The Park Street Spire." She left this position to join the Houghton, Mifflin Company as a textbook editor. Saba and her mother moved to Vermont more than thirty years ago when a career opportunity presented itself at National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier. What joy that move brought to herjoy she eagerly shared with her family and friends. Saba and her mother endlessly explored the Green Mountain State, taking note of both the miniscule and the majestic. After working first as the executive secretary to the President of National Life, Saba returned to her academic studies and acquired a Masters of Library Science from Simmons College, continuing at National Live as research librarian. An avid birder and gardener, Saba loved to travel and teach. She served as a mentor to many throughout her life and assisted many in need. This included sharing her home with young people who had moved to the Montpelier area as well as offering hospitality to innumerable adults who ministered here temporally and were planning to move to this area. Active in community affairs, she served on several boards and committees. A dedicated Christian, her faith was the cornerstone of her life. She was involved in many ministries including The Fold, Bible studies, Pioneer Girls, Crossroads Christian Church and Youth for Christ. Touching and enriching the lives of many, Saba truly made a difference! She "followed God all the days of her life and turned neither to the right hand or to the left." A memorial service will be held at Crossroads Christian Church, 115 Fassett Road, just of Route 14, 1.5 miles south of Junction 14 & 2, in East Montpelier, Sunday, Feb. 13, at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family and friends ask that donations be made to "The Fold Family Ministries," P.O. Box 1188, Lyndonville, Vt. 05851. Out of respect for Sabas attachment to the people and community of Montpelier, a memorial will be placed at Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier and burial will be in the family plot at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass
, 84, of the Courtyard Apartments in Winooski died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston after a short illness, with his loving family by his side. He was born in West Chazy, N.Y., on June 21, 1915, the son of the late Charles and Josephine (Ducharme) Gonyo. He attended Nazareth School and Edmunds School in Burlington. He was married in St. Josephs Catholic Church in Burlington in 1935 to the former Jane M. Parizo, who predeceased him in 1989. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. Lee was employed from 1941 to 1952 as an officer with the Burlington Police Department, from 1952 to 1967 as a manager with the Vermont Advertising Co., and as a letter carrier from 1967 until his retirement in 1978. He was an usher for many years at St. Josephs Church, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus in Burlington, a lifelong, avid fan of the New York Yankees and enjoyed fishing, golf, bowling and cribbage. Lee is survived by his daughter, Linda Laroche and her husband, Mike, of Parkland, Fla.; three grandsons, Richard Kirby and friend Inda Loso, Lee Kirby and friend Laura Nauman, Michael Kirby and friend Dot Page; one granddaughter, Laurie Reilly and her husband, Pat; 10 grandchildren, Jason, Kristin, Michelle, Stephen, Kyle, Michael Jr., Jennifer, Jason, Justin and Jamie; one sister, Marie Poland and her husband, Horace, of Wallingford, Conn.; his "adopted granddaughter," Dottie Kirby; lifelong friend Pat Whitehouse; family friends Nina Keller and Norma Thurber; and his brother Knights of Columbus. He was predeceased by five brothers and five sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at 1 p.m. in St. Josephs Co-Cathedral Catholic Church in Burlington with interment to follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
, 82, of Malone died Feb. 5, 2000, in Alice Hyde Medical Center. Born in Bristol, Vt., on Dec. 29, 1917, she was the daughter of Howard S. and Alice D. King Hasseltine. She was an English teacher in Malone and retired in 1975. She is survived by one sister, Ruth Rodriguez of Sun City Center, Fla.; and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Betty Hasseltine of Morrisville, Vt., and Louise Shea of Bradenton, Fla; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the First Congregational Church of Malone with the Rev. John Werley officiating. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol, Vt. Contributions in her memory may be made to the First Congregational Church of Malone. Arrangements are by the Spaulding Funeral Home, Malone, N.Y
, 88, of Burlington died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at her home. She was born in Montgomery on Jan. 9, 1912, the daughter of the late Nathan and Mina (Combs) Lagro. She had been employed as a practical nurse for over 16 years with the Mary Fletcher Hospital. She is survived by two daughters, Joyce Rushlow and her husband, Lyle, of Burlington, and Joan Rubino and her husband, Donald, of Milton; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald Lagro and his wife, Barbara, of St. Albans, and Robert Lagro and his wife, Dean, of Yuma, Ariz.; one sister, Barbara Lamore of Waterbury; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard; a daughter, Victoria Dacres; a son, Gaysford Lumbar; and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Chapel, 934 North Ave. Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery. For those who wish, donations in her memory may be made to either Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403, or American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington.