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, 50, passed away at home with family and friends Friday, Feb. 11, 2000. She was born in Montpelier on Sept. 26, 1949, the daughter of Brenden and Marjorie (Stewart) OBrien. She had worked in various doctors and medical offices as a secretary/receptionist for most of her life. She leaves her children, Janet Howard of Annandale, Va., Jleigh ""Judy Howard of Hyde Park, and Jonathan Howard of Graniteville; Gizmo and Charlie, her faithful puppies; two brothers, Glenn OBrien of Colchester and Lee OBrien of South Barre; and aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins. She joins her parents and her sister in heaven. Celebrate her life this Sunday at 4 p.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elmwood Ave. Those who wish may send contributions in her memory to The Patient Assistance Fund, c/o Patient and Family Services, FAHC Brown 4, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401, to be used for payment of medical prescriptions for cancer patients who cannot afford them.
, 89, passed away peacefully Feb. 11, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in Richmond, the second daughter of Eugene P. and Mary Ellen (Moynihan) Frechette. Dema graduated from Richmond schools and the teacher-training program at the University of Vermont. She taught elementary school at Fays Corners in Richmond. She married George O. Rivard in 1941 and briefly lived in St. Johnsbury before moving to St. Albans. During World War II, her husband served in the U.S. Marines, during which time she replaced George as manager of the local Endicott-Johnson Shoe Store. Following his discharge, they briefly owned a childrens clothing store before moving to Richmond, where he was named postmaster. While in Richmond, Dema established Dedes Kindergarten, which she ran in their home for 20 years. Dema most recently lived at Brownway Residence in Richmond. She belonged to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary parish, where she taught religious educaiton for many years, and the Holy rosary Ladies Altar Society. She was a member of the Richmond Historical Society. Her husband, George; a son, Peter Michael; and her sister, Florence Buley, predeceased her. She is survived by her nephews, Philip Buley and his wife, Patricia (Pam) of Cornwall and their children, Samantha Buley and her husband Reade Roberts of Nashville, Tenn., Matthew Buley of Englewood, Fla., and Benjamin Buley, attending Hartwick College in Oneonta, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Rosary Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000. There will be no calling hours. Friends may join the family in the church hall following the service. A burial service will take place in Holy Rosary Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Organ Fund, Richmond Old Round Church, c/o Denise Barnard, Jonesville Estates, Jonesville, Vt. 05466. Gifford Funeral Service, 22 Depot St., Richmond, has provided funeral arrangements.
, 80, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care after a short illness. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on June 25, 1919, the daughter of Edgar G. and Mildred G. (Dosch) Banta. She was a resident of Northport, N.Y., from 1950 to 1987 and moved to Essex in 1987. Her husband of 42 years, George Weiderman III, predeceased her in October 1987. ""Soapy was a member of the Girl Scouts of America for 72 years. She was the director of Camp Wunnegan in Fort Salonga, Long Island, N.Y., and a Girl Scout troop leader for many years. She touched the lives of countless girls throughout the United States with her love of scouting. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church of Northport, Long Island, and was superintendent of the church school program for many years. In Vermont, she was involved with Girl Scouts and Essex Meals on wheels, having conducted leadership training for the scouts and serving on the board of Meals on Wheels. She could be frequently seen at Racquets Edge in Essex, as she was an avid swimmer. She is survived by her children, Barbara S. Crawford of Essex and Douglas P. Weiderman of East Northport, N.Y.; and six grandchildren, Lori and Lesley Weiderman and Jessica, Kyle, Devon and Jenny Crawford; and countless friends. A celebration of her life will be held in the Covenant Community Church, Route 15, Essex, at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2000. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be sent to the Covenant Community Church, P.O. Box 129, Jericho, Vt. 05465. Arrangements are by Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, Burlington.
, 70, of Colchester, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in Verdelle Nursing Home in St. Albans following a lengthy illness with multiple sclerosis. He was born in Burlington on Jan. 4, 1930, the son of the late Frederick and Louise (Allen) Doenges. Kermit served in the U.S. Navy and was a security guard for the U.S. government. A brother, Frederick, predeceased him. He is survived by six sisters and one brother, Jacqueline and Eugene Brownell, Marion and Warren Bistram, Shirley Cootware, Patricia Marsh, Carlene and Frank Bernardini, Donna and Richard Doenges-McDermed and Roger and Lucille Doenges. Kermit is also survived by two aunts, Clara Walker of Underhill and Eleanor Hardy of Clearwater, Fla.; and several cousins and many nieces and nephews. A burial service will take place in the Underhill Cemetery in the spring. Those who wish may make contributions to the Visiting Nurses Association, 1110 Prim Road, Suite 1, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., in charge of arrangements.
, 78, of Annapolis, Md., and Washington, D.C., died on Feb. 12, 2000, at his daughters home in Shelburne, comforted by the kindness, memories, and loving wishes of family and friends far and near. He enjoyed life to the fullest until recent failing health following a successful 15-year battle with prostate cancer. Dean was born in Woodstock, on Jan. 11, 1924, to Allan Russell and Doris (Goodwin) Moore. His grandfather, W.H. Moore, was the publisher and editor of the Vermont Standard. Throughout his life, Dean enjoyed tales of his Tom Sawyer-esque boyhood escapades in Woodstock and treasured the friendships made there. He never lost his boyish twinkle and sense of fun. Dean attended schools in Woodstock,Vt. and Glens Falls, N.Y. He served in World War II as a 75th Division combat infantryman, European theater of operations, including the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of the Rhine Crossing. After the war, he attended the University of Vermont, graduating in 1949. He attended his 50th reunion last June, celebrating fond memories of his student years. After graduation, Dean began a long career in banking. He held offices in banks in several states, and before his retirement served in the Farmers Home Administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. Dean was predeceased by his beloved wife, Yvonne Etzel Anderson Moore, in September of 1998. His survivors include three children from his first marriage to the former Kay McFeeters which ended in divorce: Rebecca Moore and her husband, David Hedden, of Shelburne, D. Robert Moore and Kathy White of Sheldon, and Kathleen Moore and her husband, Michael Otto, of Cambridge, Mass. He is also survived by two stepsons, William Anderson of Purcellville, Va., and Michael Anderson of Washington, D.C. Deans grandchildren were a source of pride and joy and amusement. They rekindled memories of his own childhood and gave him hope for the future. In their own words: ""Nothing we did ever bothered him. Everything just made him chuckle. He is survived by his grandchildren: Erin Maker of Santa Barbara, Calif, Jordan Moore of Calais, Anu and Will Hedden of Shelburne, Danielle Dennis of Sheldon, and new baby, Jackson Moore-Otto of Cambridge, Mass. Deans brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Gina Moore, live in Woodstock, Vt. To honor his love of reading, memorial donations may be made in Deans name to the Norman Willems Public Library, Woodstock Vt. 05091, or to the Woodstock Historical Society, Elm Street, Woodstock, Vt. 05091. A reception will be held in Deans memory in Washington, D.C. this spring, and a memorial service will be held in the summer in Woodstock, Vt. Shelburne Funeral Chapel of Corbin and Palmer, 209 Falls Road, Shelburne, Vt. 05482, in charge of local arrangements.
of Sun City, Ariz., for the past 10 years, formerly of Burlington, Vt., peacefully passed away Feb. 12, 2000. She was born in Rutland, Vt., the daughter of Andrew Ducharme and Lillian (Hope) Ducharme. She graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Paul M. Payne of Sun City, Ariz.; son Leo Andrew Kupferer of Vero Beach, Fla.; daughter Paula Payne Dillon of Albany, N.Y.; son Phillip Moore Payne of Georgia, Vt.; seven beloved grandchidlren; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Michael Paul Payne, and joins him, her parents, two sisters and a brother in eternal rest. A Mass of Christian Burial and a celebration of her joyous life was held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church in Sun City, Ariz. Interment will follow in the future in Resurrection Park, South Burlington, Vt. Contributions may be made in Bernadettes memory to Burlington Vermont Senior Citizens Center. Arrangements are by Sunland Mortuary, Sun City, Ariz.
, 77, of Morgan Street, Burlington, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a short illness. She was born in Burlington on June 9, 1922, the daughter of the late Edward and Marie (Fortune) Duball. She was a kind and generous person who was loved by all who knew her. She enjoyed reading, playing card games, shopping, lunches out and just being with those she loved. Lorraine attended Burlington High School but especially enjoyed attending her husbands Cathedral High, Class of 1939, reunions. She was a member of VFW Post 782 Ladies Auxiliary. May 3, 1947, she married Bernard Shaloohey in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary before he died Aug. 13, 1987. She is survived by four daughters and a son, Judy and David Letourneau of Georgia, Vt., Kathy and James Hazel of Ferndale, Fla., Susan Shaloohey, Debbie and Paul Sicard, and John Shaloohey, all of Burlington; her beloved grandchildren, Matthew, Lucas and Andrea Letourneau of Georgia, Vt., Scott Hazel of Ferndale, Fla., Elizabeth and Kevin Sicard of Burlington, and Allyson Shaloohey of Moretown; one sister, Joyce and Charles Schmaldienst of Winooski; one sister-in-law, Rose Duball of Clermont, Fla.; and many other dear friends and relatives. She was predeceased by a son, Bernard Jr., in 1988; and a brother, Edward Duball Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Marks Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in her memory to the charity of ones choice. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington
HUNTINGTON, Vt./ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Margaret Stadtmueller
, 88, died at the Burlington Health and Rehab Center on Feb. 12, 2000, Daughter of the late Georg and Anna Ellert of Windischeschenbach, Germany, Margaret is survived by her husband, Herman, of Huntington, Vt.; her daugher, Jeanette Chupack and husband, Stephen, also of Huntington; her brothers, Joseph and Emil of Germany; grandson, Stephen, of Hinesburg; and her loving nieces and nephew in Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y. Margaret was a professional seamstress all of her life and loved sewing clothes for her family and herself. We will all remember her spirit and stamina. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Rochester, N.Y., and Mass of Christian Burial at St. Margaret Mary Church, Rochester. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Vermont Chapter, Alzheimers Association, 338 River Street, P.O. box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601.
, 60, of Plattsburgh Avenue died on Sunday, Feb, 13, 2000, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston. He was born in Keeseville, N.Y., on Oct. 2, 1939, the son of Wilfred L. Sr. and Blanche (Cadorette) Dennis. On Oct. 7, 1967, he was married in St. Josephs Church in Burlington to Carmela Monfreda. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served for over 40 years with the Vermont Army National Guard, retiring in 1999. He was employed at the University of Vermont and was a member of St. Marks Parish. He is survived by his wife, Carmela Dennis of Burlington; two children, Albert H. Dennis of California and Valerie Duffy of Syracuse, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Ryan Dennis and Michael Duffy; his mother, Blanche Hart of Elizabethtown, N.Y.; also several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Marks Roman Catholic Church with burial to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday morning from 8 to 9:30 at the Ready Funeral Home, North Chapel, 934 North Avenue, Burlington.
, 23, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at his home. Kam was born Jan 20, 1977, in St. Albans, the son of Terry and Ruth (Callan) Malone. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls. Visiting hours will be held Wednesday afternoon from 2-4 in the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in Kams memory may be made to the Enosburg Falls High School Art Department, c/o Sandra Vaillancourt, School Street, Enosburg Falls Vt. 05450.
, 89, of Burlington died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Enosburg Falls on Sept. 4, 1910, the daughter of Merritt and Harriet May (Leach) Eldred. Her mother died when she was an infant, and she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Ruth and Carroll Leach, in Enosburg. June 24, 1938, she was married in the Enosburg Center Congregational Church to Charles E. Nichols, who predeceased her in 1990. She received her teaching degree from Potsdam Normal School in 1933 and taught in one-room schools until her marriage. From 1961 to 1971, she taught music at Bakersfield Elementary School. In 1982, at the age of 72, she earned her bachelors degree from Johnson State College. She was a member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Burlington, the Tyler Branch Grange in Enosburg and the Charlotte Grange. She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Donald E. and Sue Nichols of San Jose, Calif, Mary Louise Stanley of Norfolk, Va., Ralph Levi Nichols of Ohio, Sylvia J. and Michel Allen of Essex Junction, and David C. and Diane Nichols of Charlotte; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and by a close cousin, Edna Pare. She was predeceased by a grandson, Kevin M. Nichols; and a brother, Donald Eldred. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff of Burlington Health and Rehabilitation for their kindness and support. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Burlington. Burial will be in the spring in the Enosburg Center Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
, 84, husband of Lorraine (Willard) Towle, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, in Redstone Villa Nursing Home in St. Albans following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, LorraineTowle of St. Albans; one son, Arlan S. ""Skip Towle III and his wife, Ann, of Essex Junction; two daughters, Calista Rabtoy and her husband, Chreston, of Fairfax, and Bernice Leahy and her husband, Dr. William Leahy of St. Albans. Visiting hours and funeral will be held in in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Ave. in Enosburg Falls on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000. The family will receive family and friends from 3 p.m. until the hour of the funeral, which will be held at 6 p.m. Interment will be next spring in the East Franklin Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to Franklin Rescue Squad, Main Street, Franklin, Vt. 05457.
died Feb. 13, 2000, at home in Huntington, surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born in Northfield on Jan. 24, 1942, the son of Leroy and the late Rosemond Trombley. He graduated from high school in Northfield, then joined the Navy for four years. Gary enjoyed his time working in the hospital delivery room during his Navy years. After the Navy, Gary worked at the Waterbury State Hospital for a short time before joining IBM in 1965. He retired from IBM in 1993. Gary lived life to its fullest. He always looked for the best in everyone and every situation and had an extremely positive attitude about life. His family and friends will remember him for his indomitable spirit, his fun-loving vitality, and his passion to help others. Many will remember his enthusiasm for all sports, including tennis and skiing. Gary held the deepest respect for nature and spent many enjoyable hours fishing, working in the woods, making maple syrup and observing the natural world. He had an affinity for Native Americans and their way of life. His love for music led him to be the driving force behind the formation of the rock band, ""The Runaway Dog. Gary will be deeply missed by his family and many friends. Gary is survived by his cherished soul mate and wife of 28 years, Patty Beaupre; his three beloved children, Lisa and her husband, Charles Shepard, of Richmond, Wayne of Portland, Maine, and Carmen of South Burlington; his father, Leroy of Northfield; his sister and brothers; Janice and her husband, Bob Boyce, of Northfield, Richard and his partner, Monique, of Williamstown, and Larry and his wife, Susan, of Swanton; and many nieces, nephews and friends who will miss his wonderful presence in their lives. A celebration of Garys life will be held at the Huntington Baptist Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or Hospice of Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester Vt. 05446. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction, Vt., in charge of arrangements.
, 86, passed away Feb. 14, 2000, in the Arbors in Shelburne. Lucina was born on Nov. 24, 1913, in East Montpelier, the daughter of Edgar A. and Jennie (Staples) Cummings. With her brothers, Luman and Solon, she was raised on a farm there on what is now known as Cummings Road. After graduation from Montpelier High School, she earned an associates degree from Lasell Junior College in Auburndale, Mass., near Boston. While there she enjoyed crew, especially racing on the Charles River. On May 1, 1937, she was married to Wendell I. Carr. For their honeymoon they traveled to the Pacific coast and back in a brand new Ford. Along the way they saw the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park and other sights. They spent most of their married life in Burlington. An active member of the First Congregational Church for many years, she also enjoyed flowers, gardening, photography and painting outdoor scenes. She loved the Lake Dunmore camp where the family spent a week each summer for 20 years. After her homemaker years, she worked for 25 years as an assistant librarian at the Dana Medical Library at the University of Vermont where she made many friends. She is survived by two sons, Wendell E. Carr of South Burlington and Rodney J. Carr of Burlington; four grandchildren: Cassandra Bourgeois and husband, Bruce, of Colchester, Millicent Resi and husband, David, of St. Albans, Stephanie Carr of Vail, Colo., and MIchael Carr of Colchester; three great-grandchildren: Caleb and Michelle Bourgeois and Elizabeth Resi. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the First Congregational Church in Burlington. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St. Burlington. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Those who wish may make donations in her name to The Reagan Institute, c/o Alzheimers Association, 919 North Michigan Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60611.
HINESBURG - Patricia Marie "Theresa" (Ward) Charland
, 66, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. She was born in Underhill, Dec. 22, 1933, one of twelve children of Melvin and Lena (Bolio) Ward. She married Walter James Charland in 1958. He predeceased her on May 19, 1995. ""Theresa attended St. Jude Catholic Church in Hinesburg. Her family was the center of her life and she spent a great deal of time with her grandkids doing jigsaw puzzles and playing cards. She loved working in her flower garden which always had an array of pink blooms which were her favorites. She will be sorely missed by her devoted and loving family and many friends. She is survived by her son Walter James Charland Jr. and his wife, Sheryl, of Hinesburg; three grandchildren, Stacy Lynn, Dennis James and Heather Marie Charland; her sisters, Ida Garrett of Florida, Jean Murray of Richmond, Mildred Osbourne of Essex Center, Betty Thibault of Florida; her brother, Melvin Ward Jr. of Essex Junction; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter J. Charland Sr.; their son, Dennis James Charland; and several brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Jude Catholic Church, Hinesburg. Burial will take place in the spring in Hinesburg Village Cemetery. Visiting hours are this evening from 6-8 at Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Vermont Kidney Association, P.O. Box 244, Burlington, Vt. 05402-0244, or the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
, 65, died Feb. 14, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care. He was born in Burlington on Feb. 2, 1935, to Bernard and Marguerite (Nay) Chastenay. He worked on dairy farms, was a general trucker and later operated a tree service. He leaves his daughter, Mary Beth Chastenay of Colchester; three sisters and their husbands; Betty and Johnny Thompson of Burlington, Mary Ann and Roger Thompson of St. George and Alice and Elmer C. Baker Jr. of Milton; two brothers: Richard and his wife, Rosemary Chastenay, of Burlington and Philip Chastenay of Montpelier; many nieces, nephews and cousins, especially his close nephew, Randy Baker; and his caregiver, Lori Irish, both of Burlington. A private service will be held. Arrangements by Elmwood-Meunier.
, 73, of Westford died on Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born in Essex on March 21, 1926, the son of Alphonso and Ernestine Daudelin. He was a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific. On July 10, 1976, he was married in Westford to Thelma A. (White) Masure. He had worked for 25 years at Fassetts Bakery in Burlington and then he worked as a custodian and security guard for the Essex School District at Essex High School and then Flemming School in Essex Junction. He is survived by his wife, Thelma A. Daudelin of Westford; one daughter, Paula Greenburg and her companion, Dennis, of Florida; one stepson, James and his wife, Judy Masure, of Sutton; one stepdaughter, Joann and her husband, Paul LeClair, of Bolton; three grandchildren, Crystal LeClair, Paul LeClair and Alicia Gray; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Dubois of Florida, Beatrice Keefe of Massachusetts and Gertrude Racine of Burlington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Lukes Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow in St. Lukes Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 at the Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Dr., Essex Junction.
, longtime resident of Montpelier, died on Feb. 14, in the Mayo Health Center in Northfield at the age of 89. Born on May 26, 1910, in Manchester, N.H., she was the daughter of Fernando and Sarah (Colby) Ayer. She attended Manchester schools and later graduated from Keene State with a teaching degree. She married Russell G. Webster on Oct. 14, 1933, in Bradford, N.H. In 1956, the family moved to Vermont and settled for many years in East Montpelier on Murray Road. They later moved to Independence Green in Montpelier. In addition to raising four children, Olive was an art teacher in many Washington County rural schools throughout the 1960s. She also did volunteer work at Central Vermont Hospital. She enjoyed painting, traveling, reading and doing the New York Times crossword puzzle in ink. Small Point, Maine was her home away from home. She was a member of Bethany United Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Suzanne LaFrance of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Wendy Savoie of Wilton, N.H., and her husband, David; one son, David of Lyndonville and his wife, Pat; three grandchildren, Darren LaFrance and Kipp and Keely Savoie. She was predeceased by one son, Paul, and her husband of 60 years, Russell. A private family service will take place in Maine at a later date. Calling hours will be held Saturday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Guare and Sons Funeral Home, 30 School St., Montpelier. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, Vt. 05601-0687.
, 43, of Morgan Street, Burlington, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, after suffering heart failure. He was born in Burlington on Oct. 20, 1956, the son of the late Bernard and Lorraine Shaloohey. John graduated from Burlington High School in 1974 and entered military service in September of that year. He served in active service for three years before switching to the Vermont National Guard. John worked as a cook, doing lawn care maintenance, and as an electricians assistant. Johns passion was fishing and spending time with his friends. He loved a good laugh, which we will sorely miss. Our only comfort is that he is with his beloved mother who passed away Saturday. He is survived by four sisters, Judy and David Letourneau of Georgia, Vt., Kathy and James Hazel of Ferndale, Fla., Susan Shaloohey, and Debbie and Paul Sicard, all of Burlington, nephews and nieces Matthew, Lucas and Andrea Letourneau of Georgia, Vt., Scott Hazel of Ferndale, Fla., Elizabeth and Kevin Sicard of Burlington, and Allyson Shaloohey of Moretown. John also leaves many good friends. He was predeceased by his brother, Bernard Jr., in 1988. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Marks Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in his memory to the American Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington.
, 68, of Buck Hollow Road in Fletcher VT, died Tuesday February 15, 2000 with his family by his side. Rolfe was born November 4, 1931 in Brooklyn NY, son of Katherine (Tyron) and Rolfe Benkert Stanley. He was guided in his early years by his grandparents, who oversaw his education and spirtual upbringing. He graduated from Kent school in Kent, Conn. and received full athletic scholarship to Williams College, where he discovered his love for geology, and from where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He continued his education at Yale University, receiving first his Masters of Science, and then his Ph.D. Concurrent with his education, he worked as a geologist for Shell Oil Company, doing field mapping in Montana, and also with the National Science Foundation doing field mapping in South Western Massachusts. He was an instructor and lecturer at Yale University from 1961-1964. In 1964 he took the position of Chairman of the Geology Department at the University of Vermont, a position he held until 1978. In 1972 Rolfe received his full Professorship at the University. Rolfe continued his devotion to his love of teaching and research at the University until his retirement on December 31, 1999. He took great pride in teaching one of the ten killer courses offered at UVM. Throughout his professional career he took an active role as part of the United States Geological Survey, and was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society of America. His contributions to the understanding of New England Geology were seminal, and include editing the bedrock geologic map of Massachusetts, developing the deformation cross-section of Vermont geology through numerous publications, and as editor of the new bedrock eologic map of Vermont, on which he was actively working at the time of his death. The best testimony of all of his contributions to geology is the success of his students as they continue the work begun under his tutelage. In his later years, in addition to continuing research and teaching, he became caregiver for his wife, who has been stricken with early onset Alzheimers disease, and, all the while grieving for the loss of his beloved wifes cognitive self, he took great pride in caring for her as she declined. Rolfe lived his life to its fullest; he took great pride in his family, friends and professional accomplishments. He was a man of great integrity; he was a true role model for all to follow. He lived by the high standards he set for himself and never faltered from his ideals. He was a teacher, mentor, friend, husband, father, grandfather, and caregiver. He will be missed greatly by all who knew hm. Rolfe is survived by his wife of forty seven years, Phyllis Raymond Stanley; his four daughters and their husbands; Linda Lee Stanley, Cynthia Anne & Wayne Holappa, Karen Jean & Richard Cruickshank , and Laurie Beth & Kyle Toof. His grandchildren; Richard Francis & David Rolfe Cruickshank, Elizabeth Stanley Mann, Connor Stanley & Adrienne Elizabeth Toof, Morgan Raymond Holappa, and many close friends, including his faithful dog Sparky. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his memory to the Alzheimers Association of Vermont, in honor of his wife. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, February 24th, at the Ira Allen Chapel on the UVM campus starting at 1:00 PM. Parking for those wishing to attend is provided by the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, where a shuttle to the Ira Allen Chapel will be available beginning at noon. For further information and directions, pleas call the UVM Department of Geology, 656-3396, or Professor Barry Doolan, 656-0248.
, 47, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, in Vermont Respite House in Williston following a yearlong battle with lung cancer. He was born May 2, 1952, in Charlotte, the son of the late Maurice and Harriet (Ryea) Weld. He was a lifelong resident of Charlotte and a member of the Eagles Club in Vergennes. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator. He is survived by a daughter, Amber Weld; a granddaughter, Madisyn Lamonda, both of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; his girlfriend, Eve Willette of Essex Junction. ""David, you were my strength and inspiration. I will love you throughout all time; four brothers, Gary Weld of Charlotte, Gregory Weld and his wife, Mary Jane, of Ironville, N.Y., Timothy Weld of Tennessee, and Thomas Weld of North Carolina; three sisters, Pauline Kirkpatrick and her husband, Thomas, of Shelburne, Barbara Weld of Burlington, and Mary Weld of Shelburne; and several nieces and nephews. Davids friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Charlotte Congregational Church on Church Hill Road. Interment will be next spring in the East Franklin Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls is in charge of arrangements.
, 74, died on Feb. 16, 2000. Born March 24, 1925, he was the son of Catharine (Crissy) Bridges and Charles P. Bridges. Growing up in Dedham, Mass., he came to Shoreham in 1940 to work and live on the dairy farm of Walter and Theresa Bryant. In 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and saw service in the Solomon Islands and northern China where he was acting first sergeant in a headquarters squadron of the First Marine Air Wing. Following his discharge in 1946, he married Pauline S. Easton of Shoreham. Subsequent to her untimely death (cancer) in 1950, he married a sister, Lorraine E. Easton. After leaving the farm in 1951, their vocations included DHIA supervising, then editing and managing The Ayrshire Digest in Brandon. From 1962 until 1974, they lived in the Springfield, Mass., area while he was director of the livestock and youth activities at Eastern States Exposition. From 1975 to 1989, he was an agent for the Farm Family Insurance Companies returning to Vermont in 1977 and serving with distinction the Farm Bureau members in the Addison County area of the Champlain Valley. During those years he and his wife edited and managed the New England Holstein Bulletin. Among many former civic interests, he was a director of Addison County Fair and Field Days. For six years he chaired the advisory committee of the Addison County Extension Service. In retirement, for a time, he and his wife were volunteer workers at Porter Medical Center. He assisted her in preparing and supervising the refreshment canteens for the Red Cross blood drawings held periodically in Middlebury. A regular and enthusiastic blood donor himself (160 pints) he received his 20 gallon pin in 1998. For many years he was an active member of the Masonic bodies of Brandon, having started up the Trestleboard monthly newsletter for those bodies in 1954. At various times he was the presiding officer of Farmers Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. He was a skilled ritualist and for more than 30 years, he was noted for his dramatic ability in Cairo Temple of the Shrine in Rutland. While an active member of the United Church of Lincoln, he served at various times as a deacon, chairman of the personnel committee, chairman of the pastoral relations committee, and as a leader for the childrens annual vacation Bible school. He and his wife also prepared and published the monthly church newsletter. At his death, he had been a longtime trustee of Eastern States Exposition and for two years had chaired the Vermont regional board of trustees. He enjoyed camping out with his family. For many years, his vegetable gardens were admired by his Salisbury neighbors. He is survived by his wife of 49 years; his daughter, Emily Ruth Bridges of Ripton; his son, David Bridges and his fiancee, Ann Giannino of Barnard; his grandchildren, Sierra Lorraine Bridges and Samuel David Bridges; also a beloved brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Margaret Bridges of Wakefield, N.H.; John and his wife, Nancy, of Tiburon, Calif; and sisters-in-law, Kathleen Easton and Jean McEdward, both of Middlebury, and Lois Bridges of San Diego, Calif. He is also survived by several beloved nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Henry. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at the United Church of Lincoln. The Rev. David R. Wood and the Rev. W. Ransom Rice Jr. will officiate. There will be no calling hours. Spring interment will be in the Easton-Bridges plot at Lake View Cemetery in Shoreham. Memorial gifts, if desired, may be made to the Youth Ministry of the United Church of Lincoln, East River Road, Lincoln, Vt. 05443, or to the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 504, Middlebury, Vt. 05753. Sanderson Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.
, 33, died unexpectedly Feb. 16, 2000, at his home in Winooski. He was born in Burlington on Jan. 31, 1967, the son of Norbert and Jeanette (Labrecque) Daigle. He graduated from Mount Mansfield High School and attended Vermont Technical College, where he obtained his associates degree. He was employed at IBM as a manager, where he enjoyed challenges and going to work every day. He was an avid hobbyist who enjoyed motorcycles, biking, skiing, working, outdoor sports and woodworking. Keith was a very hard worker who did his very best at anything he set his mind to. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his mother, Jeanette Daigle and her companion, Jim Stafford, of Essex; his father, Norbert Daigle and his wife, Rita, of Essex; two brothers Russell Daigle and his wife, Louise, of Essex, and John Daigle of Phoenix, Ariz.; his friend, Julie Allen of Burlington; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski with interment following in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Childrens Aid Society, 79 Weaver St, Winooski, Vt. 05404. Visiting hours will be Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.
MIDDLEBURY/BURLINGTON - Marion E. Desrocher
, 77, passed away in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington on Feb. 16, 2000. She was born in Weybridge on Nov. 17, 1922, the daughter of Andrew and Margaret (Lamour) Blaise. She was owner and operator of the The Barracuda Restaurant and had also worked at Tops Restaurant, Belmont Restaurant and at Palmers Dairy Bar. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Desrocher, on May 24, 1989. She was currently residing at the Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. She is survived by her children, Donald Desrocher and his wife, Ginny, of Salisbury, Larry Desrocher and his wife, Rebecca, of Orwell, Sandra Dragon and her husband, Ellsworth, of Middlebury, Judith Cloutier and her husband, Rolland, of Whiting, Margaret Beloin and her husband, Denis, of Underhill, Betsy Guptill and her husband, Donald, of Cornwall; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Sanderson Funeral Home, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at 1 p.m. in St. Marys Catholic Church. Celebrant will be the Rev. John McDermott, pastor. Memorial gifts may be made to Addison County Home Health, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753; Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 504, Middlebury, Vt. 05753; or a charity of ones choice. Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.
, 72, died on Feb. 16, 2000, from a heart attack. He was born on Dec. 25, 1927, in Hamburg, Pa., the son of the late Boni and Katherine Doba. David attended school in Hamburg before joining the Air Force at the age of 17. He received a World War II Victory Medal and a Good conduct Medal. His highest rank in the service was sergeant. He moved to Middleton, N.Y., and married Myrtle Agnes York on Nov. 1, 1952. They made their homes in Newburgh and Poughkeepsie, N.Y., while Dave worked for IBM at the Fishkill plant. In 1965 he and his family were transferred to Essex Junction and remained in their present home until their deaths. Dave worked for IBM as a lab technician for 37 years before his retirement. He was a member of North Star Masonic Lodge 12 of Richmond, Mt. Sinai Shrine, Eastern Star and Scottish Rite. He is survived by his three sons: David L. Doba Jr. of Winooski, Jeffrey I. Doba of Essex Junction, and Douglas W. Doba of Essex Junction; two daughters, Cheryl L. Sargeant and her husband, Scott A., of Granville and Terrie L. Doba of Milton; grandchildren, Danial and Lyndsay of Granville; brother-in-law, Harold Knapp of Mongaup Valley, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Adella York of Palmetto, Fla. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Myrtle (York) Doba, on April 21, 1993. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 9 Pleasant St., Essex Junction. Visiting hours will be prior to the service from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday. If you wish to make contributions in his memory, please send them to The American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 12 Hurricane Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495, or the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. He will always be remembered for his generosity, love and willingness to help others. We love you.
, 62, of Shelburne died Feb. 16, 2000, owing to a brain tumor. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on June 10, 1937, the daughter of George Crile Jr., M.D. and Jane Halle Crile. She graduated from Laurel School in Cleveland in 1955 and Smith College in 1959. Following her graduation, she earned an M.A.T. from Harvard/Radcliffe in 1960. June 25, 1960, she married Roger S. Foster Jr., M.D., of Washington, D.C. The Fosters were joint owners of Halirock Kennels Reg. They bred, raised and trained Newfoundland dogs, having over 60 show and obedience champions. Joan was the Champlain Valley Union High School tennis coach from 1984 to 1989. She worked on the Shelburne Rescue Squad from 1989 to 1992 until moving to Atlanta, Ga. In Atlanta, she became a paramedic and worked on an inner city ambulance. In 1995, she was hired as a paramedic in the emergency room of Grady Memorial Hospital, where she worked until her diagnosis in June 1999. Shortly thereafter, the Fosters returned to Vermont. Joan was an enthusiastic wilderness white water canoer, running many of the toughest white water rivers in Canada with her husband. Joan is survived by her large, close family: her husband Roger S. Foster Jr., M.D., of Shelburne; their four children and their spouses; and eight grandchildren. These include Dr. Roger S. Foster III, Pamela Underhill and their children, Taylor and Madeleine of Alexandria, Va., Charles B. Foster, M.D., Ginny Brown Foster and their children, Grace and Timothy, of Silver Spring, Md., Elizabeth Crile Foster and Roger Hill and their children, Steven and Chuck of Middlebury and Halle Crile Foster Moore, M.D., and Austin Moore and their children, Helen and Alex of Cleveland, Ohio. Joan is also survived by her siblings, Ann Crile Esselstyn of Cleveland, Ohio, Susan Crile of New York, N.Y., and George Crile III of New York, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Vermont Cancer Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt. 05401. A memorial service is to be held at a future date.
SUN CITY, Ariz./Burlington - Raymond H. Taft Sr.
, 71, of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of Burlington/South Burlington, Vt., passed away Feb. 16, 2000. Ray was born in Woonsocket, R.I., to Percy Taft and Della (Benoit) Taft on July 29, 1928. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and received a purple heart and bronze star. Later he became a salesman/delivery man and a clerk for the U.S. Post Office. Ray enjoyed bowling, all sports, all kinds of card games, and socializing with friends and family. Ray was an active member of the D.A.V., V.F.W., and American Legion, a past member of Fraternal Order of Eagles and Champlain Aerie 793, Burlington, Vt. Ray was a beloved husband, father, grand and great-grandfather. Dad was an honorable and hardworking man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Ray is survived by his beloved wife, Marion (Horseman) Taft; five children, Ray II, Robert, Patricia, Fred, and John Taft; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his dad, Percy Taft; mom, Della Marshall; and brother, Fred Taft. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Any contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation in Rays name.
UNDERHILL CENTER - Willard Eben Alexander, Sr.
, 93, of Underhill Center, passed away at the Respite House of Vermont on Feb. 17, 2000. Willard was born in Saxtons River, Feb. 12, 1907, the son of the late Florence Forgette Alexander and George Perry Alexander. After graduating from Vermont Academy and Colby College, he moved to Hartford, Conn., where he was employed by his familys Sisson Drug Company. In 1936 he married the former Ethel Janes of West Hartford, Conn. Ethel predeceased him in 1986. Willard retired from the Hartford Fire Insurance Company in 1972, at which time he and Ethel moved from West Hartford to Underhill Center where they enjoyed retirement with their children and grandchildren. From 1994 until the present, Willard made his home with his daughter, Betsy and her husband, Jim Cole, in Morristown. In 1998 they moved into the home Willard and Ethel had shared for 14 years in Underhill Center. Besides his daughter, Betsy, and her husband and their children: Wendy Jowett and her husband, Andrew, of East Hampstead, N.H., Lisa Vanderby and her husband, Kevin, of Manhattan, Mont., Susan Faunce of Mendocino, Calif., Heidi Faunce of Albion, Calif. and Wayland Cole of Blue Hill, Maine; Willard leaves his son, John Alexander and his wife, Anne, of Westmore and their children: John Alexander and his wife, eryl, and sons Zachary and Jesse of Carmel, Calif., Jennifer and her husband, Earl Whitmore, and their son Benjamin of Brownington, Stephen and his wife, Devon MacLeod, and their daughter Gaylen of Lincoln, Sarah Alexander and her sons, Rohan and Ezra, and their father, Michael Racine, of Orleans, and Eben Alexander, also of Orleans. Willard also leaves his son, Willard Alexander Jr. and his wife, Kate, of Morristown, N.J. and their children: Meghan in Washington, D.C., and Tim Baldwin in Steamboat Springs, Colo. Willard was predeceased by his great-grandson, Ian MacLeod Alexander; also by a sister, Helen Frey; and brothers Perry and Donald. A celebration to honor our father, grandfather, great-grandfather and community friend will be in the spring, the date to be announced in ""The Burlington Free Press in May. In lieu of flowers, Willards family suggests contributions be made to the Respite House of Vermont, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495, for the tender care given to its residents and their families. Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond, Vt., in charge of arrangements.
, 82, of Winooski died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in the Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington after a long illness.. He was born in Burlington on July 5, 1917, the son of the late Stanislaus and Rose (Dupont) Allard. Harvey was employed at the Woolen Mill and Strand Theater. He was a member of the Regular Veterans Association and ORCA. He is survived by Marilyn (Bunny) Conger, with whom he made his home; his children, Harvey Jr., Cheryl and Diane, whom he loved dearly; his sister, Gladys Landry and her husband, Raymond, of Grand Isle; his brother, Donald Allard and his wife, Doris, of Wethersfield, Conn.; his special niece, Gaile Cappucilli; his good friends, Anthony Arruzza and Michael Moody; his extended family, the Moodys and Arruzzas; his grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers, one sister; and his friends, Ronald Conger, in 1989, and Charles Pecue, in 1999. Funeral services will be Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home with interment to following in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St. Winooski.
, 86, passed away in Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin on Feb. 17, 2000. He was a loving husband and father, and his grandchildren were the pride of his life. He was a tireless volunteer for his church and his community. He was born in Glencoe, Ontario, on June 22, 1913, the son of Dugald and Edith Gillies. He married Ellen Johnson on June 22, 1946. He was predeceased by his wife Aug. 15, 1993. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. He worked as an inspector at General Electric in Burlington. He was a member of the Masons and the Scottish Rite. He is survived by his children, Paul Gillies and his wife, Eileen, of Berlin, and Elaine Fitzsimons and her husband, Graham, of Durham, N.C.; grandsons Joseph and Patrick Fitzsimons of Durham, N.C., Lee Gillies of Richmond, and John Gillies of Burlington; two sisters, Donna Leitch of Glencoe, Ontario, and Ruth Gillies of Eugene, Ore., a brother, Lloyd Gillies of Glencoe; and several nieces and nephews. Kens friends and relatives are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, in All Saints Episcopal Church in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to All Saints Episcopal Church, 1250 Spear St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403. Barber and Lanier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
, 75, of North Pomfret died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in Mertens House in Woodstock following a long struggle with cancer. Mrs. McCord was born in New York City on Feb. 7, 1925. Her father, Lacy Kastner, was an executive with Columbia Pictures based in Paris, France. Mrs. McCord attended the Cours Suchet in Paris until the age of 12 and then was sent to St. Pauls Girls School in London, from which she graduated. She began attending lectures at the Sorbonne, but the outbreak of war first forced her family to move to the Basque country and then in 1940 back to America. She lived in California for a year and then moved to New York City, where she attended Columbia night school. Mrs. McCord went to work for the Young and Rubicam advertising agency, eventually handling accounts for Hearst Publications, National Sugar Refining Co, American Can Co. and Royal Typewriter Co. In June 1944, she married Wesley M. Graff Jr., an executive with U.S. Rubber Co. A year later, they moved to Detroit, Mich, where she went to work for Brooke, Smith, French & Dorrance Inc., an advertising agency. A few years later, she and her husband moved back to New York and eventually to Connecticut, where she raised three children and became active in state politics. In 1964, her husband died. The following year, she married Bert McCord, a former drama editor with the New York Herald Tribune, who had retired to North Pomfret in the 1950s. Mr. McCord died in 1988, also of cancer. Mrs. McCord was a strong and vivacious woman who twice overcame cancer. She was a passionate mother and grandmother. Although she had seen a great deal of the world, she never loved any place more than Pomme Granite Farm, where she spent the last 35 years of her life. Mrs. McCord is survived by her three children, Kimberly Graff Johnson of Noank, Conn., and her husband, Edward and their daughter, Lacy; Wesley M. Graff III of Fletcher and his wife, Janet Young and their daughters, Jessica and Maura, and Christopher L. Graff of Montpelier and his wife, Nancy and their children, Garrett and Lindsay. She is also survived by her closet friend of 65 years, Dorianne Guernsey of North Pomfret and her husband, Otis. There will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vermont Cancer Research Center at the University Health Center in Burlington, Vt.
, 94, died at her home early Thursday morning, Feb. 17, 2000. She was born Sept.1, 1905, in Newark, N.J., the daughter of Sara Peters Downing and Paul Cook Downing. She was a great-granddaughter of John L. Dodge and G. Willis Peters, who were both active in the business and social communities of Great Barrington, Mass., including the Mahaiwe National Bank and the Wyantanuck Country Club in the 1800s. Mrs. Nisbet attended the Knox School in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Parsons School of Design in New York City and an art institute in Paris, France. She was married to Edward B. Nisbet of Great Barrington, Mass., on Sept. 10, 1930. Mr. and Mrs. Nisbet resided for many years in Connecticut, in the Stamford and New Canaan areas. In the late 1940s they bought and renovated an old farmhouse in Morrisville, where they summered for several years before retiring there permanently in the 1970s. Mrs. Nisbet served as a volunteer at Copley Hospital in Morrisville for many years. She is survived by a niece, Lucy Downing Allardice of New York; three nephews, Paul C. Downing III of New Jersey, John C. Downing and Michael P. Downing of Florida; and numerous great and great-great-nieces and nephews. A service of remembrance will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at her home, 1108 Elmore Mountain Rd., Morrisville. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 23, in the Mahaiwe Cemetery, Great Barrington, Mass. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Nisbets memory may be made to Lamoille Home Health and Hospice, 54 Farr Ave., Morrisville, Vt. 05661, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, N.Y., 10021, or Alzheimers Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Rd., Suite 140, Rockville, Md. 20850. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville
went home to be with the Lord from the Vermont Respite House on Thursday, Feb. 17. 2000, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born April 10, 1929, in New York State, the daughter of Edwin and Mary (Mackey) Rockwell. After graduating from Syracuse University in 1950, she married Donald (Bud) Spawn of Chittenango, N.Y., in 1951. She was a 37-year resident of South Burlington with her husband. Claire led a full and vibrant life, enjoying skiing, music, gardening, reading, sewing, lakes and mountains, the cabin in the Adirondacks, her family, grandchildren, and friends, and her strong faith. She is survived by Don, her husband of 48 years; her children, Peter Spawn and his wife, Patti, in Chelmsford, Mass., Dora Schramm and her husband, Ken, in Morrisville, Wendy Hagel and her husband, Gary, in Lake Forest Park, Wash.; and five grandchildren, Tom, Caleb, Ariana, Nathan and Lauren. Claire is also survived by one sister, Olive Engle and her husband, Al, in Tennessee; her sister-in-law, Janet Westerberg and her husband, John, in Williamstown, N.Y.; eight nieces and nephews, Ed Monnat, Andy Monnat, Cindy Williams, Doug Westerberg and Kathy Berry in New York State, Vicki Lewis in North Carolina, Margie Engle in Virginia and Bill Engle in Colorado; and 17 grandnieces and grandnephews. Claries cousins, Ruth Borst, Bob Rockwell, Channing Rockwell and Lester Marvin, live in New York State. Clarie was predeceased by her parents, Edwin and Mary (Mackey) Rockwell of Syracuse, N.Y.; a sister, Lilian Monnat of Lowville, N.Y.; and three aunts, Doris Cronk, Grayce Marvin and Olive Smith. Claries friends and relatives are invited to celebrate her life during visiting hours on Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St., Burlington, and at a service at noon on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at the First Baptist Church, 81 St. Paul St., Burlington. All are welcome to a lunch reception at the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, Claire requested contributions to the First Baptist Church, the American Bible Society at (800) 562-9792, or the Andy Fund, a local organization for glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor research, in care of the University of Vermont, College of Medicine at (802) 656-4094. Arrangements are by Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 South Union St. Burlington.
, 80, husband of the late Alice (Shangraw) Woodward, who predeceased him June 22, 1997, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, in the Verdelle Village ECF in St. Albans following a long battle with cancer. Visiting hours will be held one hour prior to the funeral, which will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls. Interment will be next spring in the East Berkshire Congregational Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or to the Berkshire Historical Society, c/o John Weld, 2005 Richford Road, Richford, Vt. 05476.