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, 80, of Wolcott died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, in Greensboro Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 22, 1919, in Eden, the daughter of Frank and Alice (Adams) Adams. She was a 1937 graduate of Peoples Academy in Morrisville. Jan. 31, 1947, she married Leon Ernest Andrus in Morrisville. For more than 40 years, they had made their home in Wolcott. In her earlier years, she was employed by the Union Bank in Morrisville. From 1953 until she retired in 1986, she was town clerk for Wolcott. She was a member of the Wolcott United Methodist Church and the United Methodist womens group of that church. She was a past member of the Wolcott PTA. Other interests included gardening, cooking and sewing. Survivors include her husband, Leon of Wolcott; a son, Edward Andrus and his wife, Marjorie, of Stowe; a daughter, Alice Wheeler and her husband, Myron, of Colchester; five grandchildren, Lisa Pearce of Stowe, Amy Tallman of Hardwick, Aaron Andrus of Elon College in North Carolina, Andrea Wheeler of Essex Junction, and Matt Wheeler of Potsdam, N.Y.; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Nellie was predeceased by two brothers, Jake Hayford and Wallace Hayford; and a sister, Emily Vantine. There will be no visiting hours. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Wolcott United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anne Bachmann officiating. Spring burial will follow in the family lot in the Taylor Cemetery in Wolcott. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Greensboro Nursing Home, 460 Garvin Hill Road, Greensboro, Vt. 05841, or to the Wolcott United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 669, Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Arrangements are under the direction of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm St., Hardwick.
, 78, of Shelburne died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Feb. 18, 2000. She was born in Burlington on Sept. 21, 1921, the daughter of Adelard and Emma (Pepin) Charette. She and her husband, Noel, were dairy farmers on Bishop Road in Shelburne for 38 years, until their retirement in 1975. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Noel A. Gauthier of Shelburne; her son, David A. Gauthier and his wife, Christine Jenkins-Gauthier of Shelburne; a brother-in-law, Maurice Lefebvre of Essex Junction; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in the Gauthier family. She was predeceased by a brother, Leopold Charette; and a sister, Lucille E. Lefebvre. A funeral service will take place at 1 p.m. Monday in the Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Home, 85 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral. Those who wish may make contributions in Joans memory to Shelburne Rescue, c/o Shelburne Town Clerk, P.O. Box 88, Shelburne, Vt. 05482. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
HINESBURG/BURLINGTON - Dorotha A. Lambert
, 91, died in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center on Friday, Feb. 18, 2000. She was born in Wolcott on Dec. 14, 1908, the daughter of Asbury and Mamie (Stevens) Allen. Dorotha was a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College. She married Donald Lambert in Burlington in April 1929. He predeceased her in May 1974. She was employed by Vermont Maple Orchards for many years and later by the Chittenden Bank. She is survived by three daughters and their spouses, Shirley and Paul Meacham of Burlington, Vivian and Dwight Johnson of California, and Dawn and Darwin Harrington of Colchester; a son, William Lambert of Milton; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; and a sister, Gertrude Hurst of Morrisville. She was also predeceased by a daughter, Ann Barr; four brothers; and four sisters. Burial will be private for family only with no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held in Wolcott at the convenience of the family. She was a loving, caring mother and wife. She will be greatly missed by all. For the past eight years, she resided in Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she received very fine, supportive care. Donations may be made to the Church of the Nazarene in Wolcott. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
BURLINGTON/FAIRFAX - Harvey S. "Uncle Harvey" Maxfield
, 73, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, at his home in Burlington. He was born in Grand Isle on April 29, 1926, the son of the late Donald and Sara (Clark) Maxfield. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in the military during World War II and the Korean War. He was employed for many years at A.C. Hathorne Co. of Williston and retired from Lamell Lumber Corporation of Essex in 1992. He was a member of VFW Burlington Post 782. He married the former Theresa Baillargeon-Badger on June 6, 1964;she predeceased him May 8, 1995. "Uncle Harvey was a sweet, kind and gentle man. He was a good friend to all and will be greatly missed by all of those fortunate enough to have known and loved him. He is survived by four sisters, Myrtle Oliver of Springfield, Ruby Collins of Winooski, Joyce Price of Florida, and Audrey Bentley of New York; a sister-in-law, Anna Maxfield of South Burlington; and several nieces and nephews including a very special and close niece, Pauline Robar of Burlington with whom he lived and considered home. He was predeceased by his only brother, Loren. Visiting hours will be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, from noon until the hour of the funeral service. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. in the funeral home, officiated by Father John Feltz of St. Lukes Church. Burial will follow in St. Lukes Cemetery. Contributions in Harveys memory may be made to the charity of ones choice. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
MIDDLEBURY/ESSEX JUNCTION - Kimberly Ellen Dattilio Whittemore
, 43, passed away after a brief illness Friday, Feb. 18, 2000, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Burlngton on Sept. 5, 1956, the daughter of Anthony and Claire (Ramsey) Dattilio. She graduated from Essex Junction High School, Class of 1976. Kim touched many people with her compassionate nature and her warm, friendly smile. Her greatest achievement was the birth of her son, Jeremy. Kim leaves her husband, Thomas Whittemore of Middlebury; her son, Jeremy of Essex Junction; her father, Anthony Dattilio and his wife, Bonnie, of Essex Junction; a brother, David and his wife, Lin, of Hartland; three sisters and their spouses, Peggylynn and Guy Palker of Westford, Jamie and Mark Smith of Essex Junction, and Ann and Steve Hills of Westford; her grandparents, Richard and Muriel Campbell of Essex Junction; and 15 nieces and nephews. Kim was predeceased by her mother, Claire Ramsey Dattilio, in 1977. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Lawrence Catholic Church on West Street in Essex Junction. There will be no visiting hours. Spring interment will be held in Resurrection Park in South Burlington. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home, Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive, Essex Junction.
, 77, devoted father and husband, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, in West Bath, Maine, with his son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Maria Gadaree, at his side. He was born Sept. 8, 1922, on Ricker Mountain in Waterbury, the fourth of six children of Leon Joseph Gadaree and Agnes Evelena (Herbert) Gadaree. He graduated from Waterbury High School, Class of 1941. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps on Sept. 30, 1942, and served as an anti-aircraft gunner in the Pacific during World War II. "Sam received his honorable discharge Nov. 13, 1945. He married Eva Estellia Herbert on June 29, 1946. She predeceased her husband of 53 years on Nov. 24, 1999. "Sam was a Vermont state trooper for 30 years, retiring as a lieutenant Sept. 30, 1977. He then found time to study for and earn his real estate license. In April 1980, he began a distinguished career in security for General Electric, where he remained until 1990. He is survived by his devoted son and his wife, Bruce and Maria Gadaree of West Bath, Maine; his sisters, Catherine M. Arbuckle and Evelena M. Slayton; and three nephews. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Harold P. and Leo H. Gadaree; and a sister, Agnes R. Cook. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Williston. Burial will be in the spring. Visiting hours are Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the charity of ones choice.
, 83, of Williston died in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000. She was born in Providence, R.I., on Dec. 19, 1916, the daughter of Thomas T. and Mae (Keith) Wood. Evelyn was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 75. She served as mother advisor for the Order of Rainbow for Girls. She received the Grand Cross of Color for Rainbow Degree for service to others. March 15, 1937, she married John Oliver Kenna in Binghamton, N.Y. Evelyn is survived by her husband, John Kenna of Williston; her daughter and son-in-law, Gladys Mae and Charles Roger Boisvert of Essex Junction; her grandchildren, Celine Ann Griggs and her husband, Sean, of Jericho, Charles David Boisvert and his wife, Angela, of Jericho, and John Allen Boisvert and his wife, Christina, of Essex Junction; and four great-grandchildren, Brandon and Spencer Griggs, Brittaney Boisvert and Emily Boisvert. She was predeceased by six sisters and one brother. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Trinity Baptist Church in Williston. 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 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions in Evelyns memory may be made to the Vermont Association for the Blind, 37 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
, 92, of Burlington died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at her home, surrounded by her family, following a long illness. She was born Jan. 19, 1908, in Houlton, Maine, the daughter of the late Walter and Catherine (Young) Elder. She graduated from Rutland High School in 1926. She was married to Harry A. La- Valley in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Rutland on Oct. 16, 1932. She was a parishioner of Christ the King Catholic Church in Burlington. She was an active member of St. Anns Society, taught C.D.D. religion classes for many years, and was principal of the C.C.D. religion program for many years. She is survived by her husband, Harry A. Lavalley of Burlington; three sons, the Rev. Richard G. Lavalley of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski, Donald T. and his wife, Judi Lavalley, of Burlington, David P. Lavalley and his wife, Margaret, of Orange, Texas; four grandchildren, Kellie and her husband, John Parks, Steven Lavalley, Meghan Lavalley and Peter Lavalley; one brother, James Elder of Massachusetts; several nieces and nephews; and one very special niece, Jean Cutler Sharp of Rutland. She was predeceased by two sisters, Dora Cutler and Myrtle Sullivan. The family would like to thank the Visiting Nurse Association, especially Paulette Brousseau for all she did for Marion in the last six years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at 10:30 a.m. in Christ the King Catholic Church in Burlington with interment to follow in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446, or to the charity of ones choice. Visiting hours will be Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the La- Vigne Funeral Home Inc., 132 Main St., Winooski.
, 67, husband of Doris (Bosley) Sartwell, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, in Verdelle Village ECF in St. Albans. He was born June 20, 1932, in Cambridge, the son of the late Charles R. and Stella D. (LaPlant) Sartwell. Charles was a resident of Highgate most of his life and was employed at the Missisquoi Pulp Mill in Sheldon for 29 years, retiring in 1995. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving for three years in Germany with the U.S. Army. He is survived by his wife, Doris Sartwell of Highgate; two sons and their wives, Charles and Kim Sartwell of Rice Hill, and Donnie and Joanna Sartwell of Georgia; one daughter and her husband, Penny and Joseph Barney of Highgate; three brothers, Miles Sartwell of East Highgate, Jason Sartwell of Swanton, and Thomas Sartwell of Richford; two sisters, Gertrude Menard of St. Albans and Susie Bocash of Sheldon; four grandchildren, Charles Gary Sartwell Jr., Jennifer Marie Sartwell, Derick Todd Sartwell, and Joseph Benjamin Barney; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Hazel Sartwell, Mary Brace and Velna Sartwell; one brother, Alfred Sartwell; a niece, Vickie Bergeron; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Sartwell. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Spears Funeral Home on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls with Pastor Marion Moore-Colgan officiating. Interment will be in the spring in the Highgate Center Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to Laura Byers, St. Armand Road, Highgate Center, Vt. 05459, to help his family purchase a monument.
ENOSBURG/ALBURG - Roxanne Marie Mitchell-Bussino
, 30, a native of the Alburg area and more recently of Enosburg, left us to go to a better place Feb. 20, 2000, surrounded by her loving family after a long, hard, courageous battle with cancer. There will be no calling hours, and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Kidder Memorial in Swanton, Vt.
died on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000. Dee Dee was born on May 10, 1914, the daughter of Fred and Florence (Valyou) Greenough. She was predeceased by her husband, Harris K. Drury Sr. Dee Dee lived all of her life in the village of Essec Junction. Her pleasures in life were tending her home and gardens, antiquing, and enjoying good times with family and friends. In years past, she was also actively involved with the Champlain Valley Exposition, along with her husband "Had. Dee Dee was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters. She is survived by one sister, Mary Baxendale and her husband, John, of Syracuse, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews: Joan Sardina, Fred Greenough, Linda Hurlburt, Barbara Wright, Alan Adorisio, Jim Baxendale, Kathy Hunt, Carol Csigi, Peggy Adorisio, Jim Adorisio; several grandnieces and nephews; and three cousins. She is also survived by two stepsons, Noel W. Drury and his wife, Theresa, and Harris K. Drury Jr., his wife and their children, Harris K. Drury III, Robert Drury, Debra Drury, Diane Wing; and several grandnieces and nephews. On behalf of Dee Dee, the family sends special thanks to Janet Irish, Betsy MaGee, Maureen Welcome, and Linda Sweet for their loving care and attendance in the past year, allowing Dee Dee to remain in the home she loved, and to little Bianca for the many hours of loving pleasure she provided Dee Dee through her spirit and unconditional love. Many thanks to the Essex Police Department and Essex Rescue for their assistance. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dee Dees memory can be sent to Essex Rescue. Calling hours will be Tuesday, Feb. 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a service at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 11:30 a.m.
, 43, died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born Oct. 8, 1956, the son of James L. Fraser and Mary Ann Gunther Wareham originally of North Granville, N.Y. Kevin lived in Burlington and Essex Junction for most of his life and a brief period in St. Albans. He was employed at IBM for 15 years. Kevin was a friendly, deeply kind, and loving man who enjoyed people and being helpful. He was a devoted father to his son, Christopher. Kevin is survived by his parents, James L. Fraser of Williston, and Mary Ann Gunther Wareham of Tewksbury, Mass.; and his stepparents, Victoria K. Fraser of Williston, and William Wareham of Tewksbury, Mass.; a son, Christopher, 13; his mother, Mary Stygles Fraser of Johnson; and his fiancee, Cecile Mongeon and her family of Burlington; a brother, Mark Fraser of Burlington; a sister Maury Tooley of Pawlet; as well as six nieces and nephews; and a great-niece and great-nephew. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. in Christ Church, Presbyterian, next to the water tower at the UVM Redstone Campus. For those who wish, contributions in Kevins memory may be made to COTS, P.O. Box 1616, Burlington, Vt. 05402. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
, 90, of Craftsbury, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville. Mrs. Gutzmann was a former owner and operator of the Craftsbury Inn and later worked as a teller for Merchants Bank in Hardwick. Survivors include two sons, Walter C. Gutzmann II and his wife, Sandra, and Richard Gutzmann, of Craftsbury; two grandsons; two granddaughters; and ten great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m., at the United Church of Craftsbury with the Rev. Nathan Strong and the Rev. Arnold M. Brown officiating. Contributions in her memory may be made to Craftsbury Community Care Center, Craftsbury, Vt. 05826. The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home of Craftsbury Common is in charge of arrangements.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Robert Y. Justis
, 81, of Colorado Springs, died Sunday, Feb. 20, from a heart attack. Justis was born April 14, 1918, in Virginia. He pursued a career as an electrical engineer and then as an innkeeper in Stowe. Justis was an avid skier, gardener and stamp collector. In 1988, he and his wife Merna moved to Colorado. Justis is survived by his sister, Emily Allen; two sons, Robert Jr. and Cleveland; stepdaughter, Paige Kier; and stepsons, Tom Peterson and Bob Dartt. A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs on March 11. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 27 State St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.
BOCA RATON, Fla./SOUTH HERO, Vt. - Richard Parrott
, 72, of Boca Raton, Fla., and South Hero, Vt., died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Parrott was born on May 12, 1927, in Burlington, Vt. He was the son of Charles and Gertrude Parrott. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife Edna; two children, Gregg and Debbie; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many stepchildren and stepgrandchildren. He married Edna Viens on Aug 31, 1969, and became the stepfather to eleven children. He was predeceased by his brother, Raymond; and two stepdaughters, Joyce and Anna. Mr. Parrott was a master plumber and welder and retired from Boca West Golf and Club after many years of service. Family and friends gathered Sunday for prayers at his home on Dophin Road in Boca Raton. Burial services will be held on June 23, at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Catholic Church in South Hero., Vt., with interment in the family plot in South Hero, Vt.
, 67, a lifelong resident of the Highgate Community died Sunday evening, Feb. 20, 2000, in the Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at 2 p.m. from the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. Interment will follow with full military honors in the family lot in the Highgate Center Cemetery. Friends may call at Kidder Memorial Home on Thursday from 1 p.m. until the hour of the funeral.
, 79, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 20, 2000, in Copley Hospital in Morrisville. He was born in Sea Bright, N.J., on Jan. 16, 1921, the son of William and Mary (Larter) Price. Dan served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He was a graduate of Pratt Institute in New York City and pursued his career as a graphic artist, working in advertising. In the mid-1970s, he and his former wife built a home in Ten Bends for vacations and then moved there permanently from New Jersey a short time later. Dan was an active member of his former church in New Jersey and continued to be an active member at the Second Congregational Church in Hyde Park and the Northeast Association. He is survived by his daughter, Wendy Price of Hyde Park; and his son, Bradford Price and his wife, Laura, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and their daughters, Stephanie and Amanda. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 29, in the Second Congregational Church of Hyde Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory would be appreciated to the Second Congregational Church of Hyde Park, Main St., Hyde Park, VT. 05655. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral Home.
, 60, of 44 Spring Hollow Lane, Barre, passed away at home on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2000. He was born Oct. 2, 1939, in Colchester, the son of Robert C. Springer Sr. and Helen I. Shaw. Jerome graduated from Spaulding High School in 1958. On Aug. 3, 1968, he married Gloria Hutchinson in St. Monicas Church. He was a 30 year employee of Coca Cola. For the last ten years, he worked in service department. Jerome served ten years in the U.S. Marine as a sergeant. He was a Vietnam War veteran. He was a former member of the VFW, Legion and Canadian Club and for the last 15 years a member of Barre Lodge of Elks. He is survived by his wife, Gloria of Barre Town, one son, Jerome (Paul) Springer Jr.; one daughter, Sarah Springer, both at home; his mother, Helen Shaw of Brattleboro, two brothers, Robert C. Springer Jr. of Maine and Frederick D. Springer of Northfield; two sisters, Nancy I. Hutchinson of Williamstown and Constance E. Beebe of Brattleboro; two grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by a daughter, Amy Marie Springer; and his father Robert C. Springer Sr. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m at the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home in Barre. There will be a prayer service at 7:30. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. Sylvesters Church in Granitevile. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495, or to the American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier Vt. 05602.
, 51, died on Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, after a long and very brave battle with ovarian cancer. Born in Clinton, N.Y., she graduated from Wells College where she formed lasting friendships. She worked at the Harvard Institute for International Development before moving to Middlebury where she held a number of positions at Middlebury College. Her work as an active volunteer in Middlebury and Shoreham was a reflection of her unyielding generosity of spirit and deed. She had a stunning and wondrous sense of joy, whimsy and humor, and cared deeply for people and ideas, appreciating both. She served as senior program officer for the Salzburg Seminar from 1992-1997, moving to Cape Cod the following year. She is survived by her husband, S. Whitney Blodgett; her stepchildren; and grandchildren, to whom she was deeply devoted; as well as her parents; and her sister and brother, each and all of who she cherished. A memorial service will be held at the Shoreham Congregational Church on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, Mass. 02675.
passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2000. He was born in Hrochun Tynec Czechoslovakia, June 28, 1910, the son of Antonin and Ruzena Janousek. He was a resident of the Dog Team Road in New Haven since 1957, moving from Pottersville, N.Y. He married Florence Vaughan of Morrisonville, N.Y., on Sept. 16, 1939. She predeceased him in May of 1990. Mr. Janousek came to the United Staes in 1928, working as a professional waiter in the New York City and Miami areas. He had the privilege of serving several presidents and well-known dignitaries before retiring in 1975. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, having served in France and Italy. He received the Bronze star, the Good Conduct Metal, the European Theater Ribbon with Arrowhead, and the Infantry Combat Badge. He was a member of the Middlebury VFW. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George (Kathy) Caswell of Ripton, Mrs. Milly Witteman of Middlebury and Mrs. John (Marion) Sullivan of Vergennes. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He also leaves two wonderful caregivers, first, Ronnie Sullivan, and later, Amy Rochon; along with many cherished friends at Project Independence. A private family service will be held at a later date. Those who wish may send a contribution in his memory to Project Independence, 27 North Pleasant St., Middlebury 05753.
BURLINGTON - Joy she brought, joy she gave. Mother, wife, poet, artist, scholar, friend, teacher, beloved. Camilla Mason Kirby
was born on the summer solstice, June 24, 1949, in Oak Ridge, Tenn. A precocious reader and scholar, she loved swimming, walking barefoot through green grass, summer sun. In high school, she directed plays and edited the school newspaper. She lovingly raised her younger brother and sister, and in 1972 she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Washington University in St. Louis and entered the honors graduate program in English at the University of Chicago. Always an artist, she perfected her culinary talents, baking fine breads, sensuous chocolate cakes and cooking veritable Thanksgiving feasts for the guests she welcomed to her home. She spent hours in public libraries savoring the dog-eared books and the company of fellow readers. She was happiest when she could walk through art museums daily, imbibing the paintings and sculptures of other times, people and places. She fell in love with art early and irrevocably, and with her family and friends she shared not only her passion for art, but her own artistic talents for drawing, for creating a colorful, comfortable, beautiful home, for dressing elegantly, for cooking sumptuous meals, for writing poetry and prose. Always active, always hard-working, always taking care of others, Camilla was a gifted social worker and elementary school teacher in Chicago. She moved to New York with her husband, David Kirby, and together they fell in love with the city. Always a walker, she delighted in the sights, sounds and smells of the city, its people and its history. She managed the Womens Bookstore in Brooklyn and was an editor and interviewer for the acclaimed New York public radio station WBAI. She was a writer a published poet who won recognition and admiration in New York literary circles. She also wrote novels for young adults the readers who most fascinated her. She read copiously, and she gave generously the many gifts of her brilliant mind, her imagination and her abundant compassion. Native to her soul was a rich love for all Gods creatures, great and small, and for the pleasures of the earth the smell of rain, the color of water, the beauty of green hills. She shared her many loves, her vast energy, her joie de vivre, her adamant, unrelenting courage, her strength of body and soul, and those of us who were lucky enough to know her felt our worlds grow larger and more luxurious in her presence. She made our senses keener, our hearts kinder, our minds more comprehensive. She protected the unprotected. She touched the untouched. She defended the undefended. She spoke on behalf of the the silenced. Always, she extended her care, love and protection to abused women and children. Through her extensive understanding of the law and the human heart, she worked countless, unpaid hours coaching their lawyers. She founded and taught a free after school drama program for third, fourth and fifth graders in Montpelier instilling confidence and creativity in her young students. Through various public school and community programs, she became a mentor, Counselor and friend to children everywhere, and as an elected school board official in Burlington, she worked tirelessly to protect the rights of unprotected children and ensure equal, compassionate treatment for all children and employees of the Burlington public schools. First and foremost, she was a mother and a wife. Camilla and David Kirby married June 6, 1975. Camillas guidance, wisdom and constant counsel were the foundation of Davids law career and the rich soil which nourished his emotional, intellectual and artistic growth. She gave him love, she gave him life, she gave him everything. Camilla gave birth to their daughter, Annie, on Aug. 6, 1979. It was, as she later and often told her daughter, the happiest day of her life. Camilla gave Annie not just the gift of life, but also the gifts of living the treasures of mind, body and soul which are daily, abundant and replenishing. Her care for her daughter, even through her own illness, was constant and complete. She blessed her daughter every way. They had 20 years together. It was not enough. Camilla died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000, after six years of increasingly painful and terrible illness. Her courage, her compassion, her sense of humor her unfailing joy in the living of each day these never wavered. She never ceased to amaze us. She never ceased to take care of us. Camlla made friends easily and everywhere. She is beloved. We will miss her laughter, her wit, her elegance, her insight, her strength, her creativity. Oh, Beloved. Oh, Beloved. We will never recover from losing you. May there be libraries and art museums, children and cats, green grass and summer sun, and many friends in heaven with her. A memorial service will be held in Boston in early summer, the season she loved best.
, 64, of Taunton, Mass., formerly a longtime resident of Leominster, died after a short illness Feb. 21, 2000. Born and raised in Burlington, Vt., she was the daughter of Alta (Meinson) Knight of Shelburne, Vt., and the late Albert C. Knight. Mrs. Williams was a graduate of the University of Vermont, Class of 1958. She was a retired elementary school teacher. Besides her mother, she is survived by her companion of many years, Raymond Hebert of Taunton; five children, Deborah King of Somers, Conn., Edward Howe of Fitchburg, Jennifer Thomas of Delmar, N.Y., Helen Hughson of Nashua, N.H., and David Howe of San Diego, Calif.; her sister, Marguerite C. Park of Seoul, Korea; and five grandchildren. She was the wife of the late Willard Howe. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 20, 2000, in the First Congregational Church of Burlington, Vt., at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the National Audubon Society or the First Congregational Church of Burlington, Vt.
, 67, of South Burlington died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center in Burlington. She was born in St. Albans on May 3, 1932, the daughter of Roland and Blanche (Robinson) Drew. She was a graduate of Peoples Academy in Morrisville. She had been employed with the Vermont Department of Social Welfare in Burlington for more than 30 years. She was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in South Burlington. She is survived by two sisters: her twin sister, Marilyn Farr of Leesburg, Fla., and Lois Austin of Orleans; one brother, Robert R. Drew of Owensboro, Ky.; one brother-in-law, Gordon Farr of Chelsea; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Helen Farr, in 1992. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
EXETER, N.H. - (Feb. 28, 1916 - Feb. 22, 2000) William E. Foss
, 83, of Exeter, N.H., died at his home in Exeter on Feb. 22. He was a native of Burlington, Vt., and a graduate of Burlington High School. He was the son of John and Lydia Foss, both of whom predeceased him. Mr. Foss served in the U.S. Army during World War II and continued service in the U.S. Army Reserve following active duty, retiring with the rank of Sergeant First Class. He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service in Burlington for more than 30 years. Upon retirement, Mr. Foss relocated to Hampton, N.H., and then to Exeter, N.H. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Taylor Foss of Exeter; a son, Edwin J. Foss of Crawfordsville, Ind; daughters, Phyllis Dubie Schindo of Burlington and Bluffton, S.C., and Shirley Polworth of Burlington; stepdaughter, Ruth Medlar Smith of Burlington; and several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. A private memorial service is planned.
, 68, of Meadowbend Road died peacefully, surrounded by his family, in Fletcher Allen Health Care on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Nov. 28, 1931, the son of Harry and Anna Freeman. Nov. 19, 1955, he married Mary C. MacKenzie in Burlington. George served his country with pride and distinction, retiring from the U.S. Navy after 30 years as a chief warrant officer (W-4). He leaves a loving wife, Mary; five children, John, Jean, Martha, Katherine and Sarah; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Jack and Richard; two sisters, Rita and Sandra; and a number of nieces and nephews. Those who knew George and would like to offer their condolences to the family are invited to the Ready Funeral Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, on Thursday. Visiting hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Marks Roman Catholic Church. Burial with full military honors will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his memory to either the American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446, or the Arthritis Foundation, 257 S. Union St., Burlington, Vt. 05401.
, 59, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care following a brief illness. He was born in Burlington, July 4, 1940, the son of Chester and Mildred (Marvin) Sears. Dick was a graduate of Burlington High School. At one time, Dick had been a furniture representative in St. Albans and Burlington. He loved and taught arts and crafts to the elderly. He was presently known in the area as an antique dealer. He is survived by his devoted partner of 24 years, Connie Hamel and her son, Eric and children Tyler and R.J.; his two children, Michelle Patno of Burlington, and Debra OShaunessy of Bristol and their families; a niece, Candace Ladue; and many other relatives and friends. A graveside service will be held in the spring in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446, or the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 12 Hurricane Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495. Corbin and Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington, in charge of arrangements.
, 82, a lifelong resident of this area, died suddenly Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in Downers Grove, Ill., where she had made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Richard Yetter. She had lived with them since the death of her husband, John A. "Jack Biggie, on Dec. 7, 1997. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by two sons, John A. Jr., and Thomas E. Biggie; two sisters, Elizabeth Brown and Doris Thuot; and three grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Interment will be in the family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visitation will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. only in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 S. Main St., St. Albans
, 41, of Tayer Lane, passed away unexpectedly at Fletcher Allen Heath Care in Burlington on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Born in Montpelier on May 24, 1958, she was the daughter of Patricia (Herbert) Sweetser and the late Fred C. Sweetser. On Aug. 24, 1989, she married Glenn Bouchard in Stowe. Patsy attended Harwood Union High School in Duxbury. As a young woman, she worked at Walts Mini-Mart and for auctioneer Walt Flatow in Waterbury Center. She later was employed as an aide at Stowe Elementary School and as a clerk at National Life Insurance in Montpelier, the Stowe IGA, and most recently at the Stowe Car Wash. Her memberships included the Harry N. Cutting American Legion Auxiliary Unit 59 and St. Andrews Catholic Church, both of Waterbury. In her leisure time, she enjoyed vegetable gardening, traveling, and was particularly fond of animals. She is survived by her husband of Waterbury Center; her mother of Waterbury Center; two sons, James Bordeaux and Alexander Bordeaux, both of Waterbury Center; two sisters, Fawn Commo of Waterbury Center and April Lavery of Waterbury; a brother, Michael Sweetser of Colchester; and nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated from St. Andrews Catholic Church in Waterbury on Monday at 10 a.m. Entombment will be in Hope Cemetery Vault pending spring interment. Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Sunday from 6-9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier 05601.
, 85, passed away at the Helen Porter Nursing Home on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. She was born on March 19, 1914, in Shoreham, the daughter of Edgar and Edith (Wolcott) Goodspeed. She was a member of the New Haven Grange and the New Haven Congregational Church. She had worked for Dr. Goss and Dr. Melby, the Petco Station, Middlebury College, Ben Franklins; she had also waitressed at Lockwoods and The Dog Team. She is survived by her husband, Charles Kennett of Addison; a son, Myron Lee and his wife, Diane, of Cape Cod; her stepchildren, Walter S. Kennett of Birdsboro, Pa.; Charles Kennett of Addison, Jon Kennett of Addison, Robert Kennett of Rochester, Janice Baker and her husband, William, of Bristol; two grandchildren, Laura Haveran and Bethany Kender; and two great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Patrick Haveran. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, Chauncey Lee, in 1980; and by a son, Charles Lee, in 1958. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. The Rev. Daryl Cook, pastor of the Addison Community Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment and committal services will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Sanderson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Vergennes Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, Vt. 05491, or to the Addison County Home Health Care, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.
died unexpectedly in London, England on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. He was born Aug. 8, 1965, in Burlington, the son of John and Mildred (Riley) McLaurin of Burlington. He received his primary schooling at Mater Christi and his secondary schooling at Burlington High School, graduating in 1984. He attended Champlain College and Northeastern University. He was presently attending law school in England. While living in Florida, he had been associated with the Broward County Sheriffs Department. He is survived by his mother, and father; his two children, SheiKara and Brandon, and their mother, Pauline; four sisters, Judy, Carolyn, Stephanie and Sherece; and one brother, Michael. He is also survived by two nephews; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins who will miss him very much. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated March 10, 2000, at 10 a.m in St. Marks Church in Burlington. Interment will follow later in Lake View Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Thursday, March 9, 2000, from 2-4 and 7-9 at Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, 97 Elmwood Ave, Burlington.