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, 84, of South Burlington, died on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, in the Green Mountain Nursing Home following a short illness. He was born in Roxton Pond, Quebec, Canada, on Jan. 26, 1916, son of the late Adalard and Clarinda (Menard) Marquis. He was married in St. Josephs Church in Burlington in 1940 to the former Doris I. Mongeon. Gerald was a veteran of World War II having served with the United States Navy in the European Theatre. He was self-employed for many years in the motel industry. He was a member of the St. John Vianney Parish in South Burlington and was a member of the Williston Country Club, the Knights of Columbus and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Gerald is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris Marquis; one son, Kenneth Marquis and his wife, Shelia, of Huntington; two daughters, Nancy Babineau and her husband, Kenneth, of Colchester and Beverly Poulin and her husband, Michael, of Essex Junction; eight grandchildren, Shawn, Jeffery, Jamie and Stephanie Langevin, Alisa Poulin and Tara Marquis, Shannon Poulin and his wife, Sarah, and Christopher Poulin and his wife, Jennifer; four great-grandchildren, Britanie, Zachary and Katelyn, and Emily; two sisters, Bertha Wimble of South Burlington and Edith Demosi and her husband, Bernard, of Essex; two sisters-in-law, Claire Marquis of Florida and Mary Marquis of South Burlington; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, George, Clyde, Paul and Marshall. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the St. John Vianney Catholic Church in South Burlington with interment to follow in the Resurrection Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimers Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. Visiting hours will be on Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000, at her home with her loving family at her side. She was born in St. Albans on May 16, 1925, the daughter of the late James and Maude (McGowan) Dougherty. Margaret was a former sales clerk at the W.T. Grant store. She was known for her love of children. Besides her own five children, she cared for more than 50 children in her lifetime. She was a communicant of Holy Angels Church and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Auxiliary Unit No. 758. She was married to Arnold E. Pelkey on Dec. 27, 1941. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage together. Besides her husband, Arnold, she is survived by five children and their spouses, Marlene Pelkey of Boston, Mass., Deborah and Tim Moore of East Longmeadow, Mass., and their children, Joel, Rebecca, Christopher and Elizabeth; Cheryl and Bruce Banning of East Longmeadow, Mass., and their daughter, Sarah Mae; James and Patricia Pelkey of Williston and their children, Shauna and Jenna; and Vickie Pelkey of Hinesburg; three "adopted daughters", Coleen Pelkey of St. Albans, Irene Curtin of Melrose, Mass., and Darla Ayer of Hinesburg; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. She is also survived by in-laws Maynard and Iris Pelkey of St. Albans, Candi Pelkey of Syracuse, N.Y., and Elaine Pelkey of Georgia; two special cousins, Mrytle Robinson of St. Albans and Millie Brigham of Bakersfield. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Dougherty; and sisters Frances Berger and Edith Menard. She will be forever loved and missed by family and friends who enjoyed her laughter, stories and devoted heart. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for her joyous life Saturday at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in the Pelkey family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. - We sadly announce the passing of Gerard Benoit
, Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Monique; his son Andre and daughter-in-law, Christina, of Monroe, Conn.; and his brother, Donald of Waitsfield, Vt. Interment services will be private. A memorial service will be held in Vermont. Date and church will be announced later.
, 76, formerly of Waitsfield, passed away Feb 24, 2000, in New York City. Born on Jan. 24, 1924, in Quebec, he was the youngest of three children born to Alphonse and Victoria (Elie) Benoit. Early in life, Gerard showed a great disposition for academics and was sent to Ottawa to study in the Capucin Order Seminary. During World War II, when the family settled in Vermont, he was called to serve in the U.S. Army. He spent time in Hawaii loading ships, befriended his comrades from all over the country, and had kept good memories of his time in the Army. After the war, he resumed his studies, earning a B.A. degree from Tufts University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He went on to earn an M.A. from Harvard University. He had worked as a certified pension consultant for a benefits consulting firm, where he was greatly appreciated for his dedication, competence and quality of work. His coworkers liked him for his kindness, sense of humor and readiness to help. Gerard loved New York City, where he enjoyed good music and theater, but he was also in love with the great outdoors. He enjoyed maple sugaring with Joe and Sandy Caron in upstate New York, where he showed the different techniques he had learned as a child. He enjoyed walking, hiking, and picking fruits and vegetables in the summer, but most of all, gardening at his brothers home in Waitsfield. He was happy there, especially when the family at large was assembled and they discussed the genealogy of the Benoit family, looking for information about their ancestors in this country. When he was diagnosed with Parkinsons disease, he faced it valiantly, using his sense of humor to compensate for the limitations imposed on his daily life, but there was nothing he could do against the cancer that took him so quickly. He will be missed, but, more important, he will be remembered with pride and tenderness. He is survived by his wife, Monique of New York City; a son, Andre Benoit and his wife, Christina, of Monroe, Conn.; and a brother, Donald Benoit of Waitsfield. A memorial Mass will be celebrated in St. Patricks Catholic Church in Moretown on Saturday, May 6, 2000, at 11 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at the Moretown Town Hall. If you are planning to attend the luncheon, please contact Donald Benoit at 496-3445. The Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury is in charge of arrangements.
, of Glover and St. Johnsbury, died in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, on Thursday, Feb. 24, from malaria contracted while exploring the jungles and waterfalls of Guyana. He was born Aug. 7, 1976, in Berlin, the son of Mary E. Furr and Gregory A. Guest. Adam graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1994, and received a bachelor of science degree from Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism in 1998. He is survived by his parents; and two sisters, Gillian A. and Ann E. Guest, all of St. Johnsbury; paternal grandparents, Robert H. and Kate (Hay) Guest of Hanover, N.H.; maternal grandmother, Edna (Nieman) Furr of Peacham and Orange Park, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Robert James Furr; and a cousin. A gathering in his memory will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury. Friends wishing, may make donations in his name to theater or music groups of the schools he attended, or may contribute to a fund to commission a musical piece in his memory and honor to Northsong, c/o. Anne Hamilton, P.O. Box 54, Morgan, Vt. 05853. Arrangements are by Sayles Funeral Home of St. Johnsbury, with assistance from the U.S. Consulate and others in Port -of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, WI.
BOCA RATON, Fla./BURLINGTON - Jere S. Meserole
of Boca Raton, Fla., and Burlington died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at home in Boca Raton with his family. He was born May 19, 1922, in Englewood, N.J., the son of Clinton and Ida (Brooke) Meserole. He grew up in Englewood, N.J., and graduated from The Lawrenceville School. In 1948, as a member of the Class of 1944, he graduated from Princeton University. He was a decorated veteran of World War II, having served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Europe. After working in the insurance industry in New York City for five years, he moved to Burlington in 1952. In Burlington, he developed several small businesses and comleted his career as a vice president at the Chittenden Bank. Passionate about his family and community, he served on numerous boards and as president of the First Congregational Church of Burlington. He was a member of the investment group The Wizards, a founding member of the Burlington Tennis Club, and a strong supporter of Princeton University. Of particular pride to him was his establishment of the Vermont chapter of SCORE (Senior Coalition of Retired Executives). Surviving him are his wife, Carole Howe Meserole; children Jere S. "Chip" Meserole Jr. of Bellevue, Wash., Gregg R. Meserole of Lynn, Mass., Rolf H. Meserole of Burlington, Kristin Meserole-Storrs of St. Louis, Mo.; their mother, Vera S. M. Block of Sarasota, Fla; stepchildren Laura Howe-Koh of Cleveland, Ohio, James R. Howe V of Iowa City, Iowa, Sally C. Howe-Viens of Fort Myers, Fla., Christopher T. Howe of Burlington; and 11 grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 28, 2000, in Hospice by the Sea Chapel in Boca Raton, Fla. A tribute to his life is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000, in the First Congregational Church, South Winooski Avenue, Burlington, Vt. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elizabeth Lund Home, 76 Glen Road, or Abenaki, c/o YMCA, 266 College St., both in Burlington, Vt. 05401.
, 92, died peacefully in her sleep at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury, where she had resided for over five years. Jessie was born in Hinesburg on April 23, 1907, one of ten children born to Fred and Daisy Mae (Baker) Tracy. She married Clark R. Thomas of Monkton on Oct. 8, 1932. He died Jan. 14, 1983. Jessie was always very active in her community and the Friends Methodist Church of Monkton, of which she was a member. She also belonged to many organizations including the Florona Grange. For many years, she was a hot lunch cook/agent at Monkton Elementary School. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Norma Thomas of Monkton; a daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Bruce Richardson of Greensboro; a foster daughter, Mildred Freeman of Vergennes; a foster son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Anne Coolidge of Monkton; six grandchilren, Patrick Thomas of Montpelier, Michael Thomas of East Middlebury, Denise Brooks of Bristol, Amy Jo Richardson of Craftsbury, Bradley Richardson of Saco, Maine, and Cory Richardson of Scarborough, Maine; seven great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Mildred Tracy of Monkton; her brother-in-law, Leon Place of Hinesburg; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; nine brothers and sisters; and an infant daughter. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the Friends Methodist Church in Monkton. The Rev. Gordon Mitchinson, Pastor, will officiate. A private graveside committal service and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Friends Methodist Church, c/o Priscilla Pierce, P.O. Box 105, Monkton, Vt. 05469, or to Monkton First Response, c/o Helen Layn, 4149 Mountain Road, Bristol, Vt. 05443. Sanderson Funeral Service of Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.
, a longtime resident of Burlington, passed away on Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care after a lengthy struggle with Parkinsons disease. He was born in Winooski, Dec. 21, 1911, the son of Charles and Julia (Greenough) Brunnelle. He was educated in Winooski schools and later attended UVM. He married Kathryn Abel in Randolph on June 10, 1934. During World War II, Charles served in the Army in the European theatre. After returning home, he worked as a salesman at Peoples Department Store on Church Street for several years. In 1951, he and his wife Kathryn opened an office and established the Brunnelle Insurance and Real Estate Agency which they successfully owned and operated until their retirement in 1973. Charles was a 57-year member of Ethan Allen Lodge F&AM, a member of the Scottish Rite of Burlington and an active member of Cairo Temple Shrine in Rutland for many years. He was also a 50-year member of Bethany Chapter 71 O.E.S. and a charter member of the Greater Burlington Cellar Savers, a unit of Cairo Temple. For 65 years, Charles had been a member of the First Congregational Church in Burlington. Among Charles hobbies were coin collecting and gardening. He traveled from Canada to Florida to buy special American and Canadian coins to improve his collections. Each coin has a history, so he became an official appraiser for banks and Probate Court as well as for individuals. Many people enjoyed the beautiful flower garden at his home. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Kathryn; his sister, Doris McLeod of Winooski; his brother, Clifford of Florida; two nieces and one nephew; and four grandnieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Wakefield of Burlington and Georgianna Corp of Winooski. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2000, at the First Congregational Church in Burlington. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Ethan Allen Lodge c/o Wayne Spear, 186 Ethan Allen Parkway, Burlington, or the Greater Burlington Cellar Savers, c/o Bill Matthews, Treasurer, 339 Decker Road, Milton, Vt. 05468. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington in charge of arrangements.
, 75, of London, died at 5:20PM Friday, February 25, 2000 in his residence. Born September 23, 1924 in Milton, Vermont, he was a son of John L. and Susan (Towne) Jackson. A minister in the Church of the Nazarene, pastoring in both Pennsylvania and Ohio, he was a member of the London Church of the Nazarene. He was employed as a Guidance Counselor at Madison Plains High School for 19 years. A U.S. Army veteran of WWII, he was also a member of Madison Memorial Post #105, American Legion in London. Survivors are his Wife: Gilda (Wagstaff) Jackson, 2 daughters and sons in law: Cynthia and Ray Jepsen of Columbus, and Lynn and Brad Beeler of Centerburg, 4 grandchildren: Aaron, Erik, Bethany, and Danae Beeler, all of Centerburg, one brother: Giles Jackson of Colchester, Vermont, 8 sisters: Anna Mary White, Elinor Lawrence, and Connie Thompson all of South Hero, VT, Rogene Butler of Flint, Michigan, Doris Streeter and Sally Gamlin of South Burlington. Frankie King and Janice Jackson of Shelburne, Vermont, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Becky, his parents and a sister, Lura Dyke. Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday in the EBERLE FUNERAL HOME, London, with Reverend Jack Womacks officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8PM Monday. If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to the Gideon Bible Society-The Gideons International, Po Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800, or to the American Cancer Society.
, 72, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, after a brief illness. She was born on April 8, 1927, the daughter of the late Vernon and Selma Warner. Ruby grew up in Lowell until the age of 16 when she moved to Stratford, Conn., where she finished high school. While she was in school, she was employed part time at a defense plant until the end of World War II. Ruby moved to Stowe in 1948 and married Clifton Mandigo on July 23, 1950. Ruby was a well-known waitress in Stowe and worked for the Stoweflake Resort for 21 years and then at the Golden Eagle Resort for the last 14 years. Ruby truly enjoyed life to its fullest, spending quality time with her family and friends. She was well-known for her humor, making people laugh and being very physically active. Among her many interests, she especially enjoyed skating, cross-country skiing and walking. She also had a deep love for animals of all kinds. Ruby is survived by her husband of 50-years, Clifton; her three daughters, Selma Wescom of Stowe, Sheila Fortin of Burlington, Shena and her husband, Chris Pierce, of Hyde Park; her two brothers, Melvin and Alvin Warner of Lowell; her five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her three sisters; and a brother. There will be a memorial service at the Stowe Community Church at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 4. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rubys name to the North Country Animal League, P.O. Box 533 Morrisville, Vt. 05661. Stafford Funeral Home in Stowe is in charge of arrangements.
, 67, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. He was born Feb. 15, 1933, in Randolph, the son of Emile and Abbie (Hazen) Merusi. Her served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a printer and managed Haggett Press in Randolph until buying the business 30 years ago (now called Beacon Printing). He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Merusi; son Stuart A. Merusi; daughters Shari Voghell and Karen Russo, all of Braintree, and Debra McCarthy of Tulsa, Okla.; and seven grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in the Day Funeral Home in Randolph. There will be no calling hours. Burial will be later in Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph. Contributions may be made to Randolph Fire Dept., or the American Legion, Randolph Post.
MEDFORD, N.J. - Edith M. (Matthews) Nevius
, 81, of Medford, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, in Virtua-Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly. Born in Trout River, N.Y., she had resided in Medford for 42 years. A graduate of the University of New York at Canton, Mrs. Nevius had been employed as a dietician. She was a parishioner of St. Peters Episcopal Church in Medford. Her husband, Martin L., Nevius, predeceased her in 1997. Mrs. Nevius is survived by her children, Priscilla Hiter of Medford, John M. Nevius of Hinesburg, Vt., and Donnal Woodhull of Medford; her brother, Howard Matthews of Essex Junction, Vt.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the Mathis Funeral Home of Medford, 58 N. Main St. (609-654-2439). Interment will be in Locustwood Memorial Park in Cherry Hill. As an expression of sympathy, contributions made in her memory to Hearts and Paws Inc., P.O. Box 1484, Voorhees, N.J. 08043, would be deeply appreciated.
, 40, died unexpectedly Feb. 25, 2000, at his home. He was born March 29, 1959, in Middlebury, a son of Rudolph and Mary (Richards) Sargent. He received his education at Beamon Elementary School in New Haven and graduated from Mount Abraham High School. He married Lisa Charron on Nov. 28, 1981, in New Haven. He received award pins from the American Red Cross for his blood donations.e is survived by his loving wife, Lisa; his sons, Jacob and Jonathan; his brothers, Ralph Sargent, Robert Sargent, Gilbert Wideawake, and Randy Sargent; his sisters, Emily Wideawake, Connie Sargent, Carol Allen, and Tina Supernaw; his aunt, Lois Sargent; many nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews; and many loving friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Marys Catholic Church in Middlebury. The Rev. John McDermott, pastor, will be the celebrant. A reception will immediately follow the service at the VFW on Exchange Street. Calling hours will be held Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Donations in his memory may be made to the Jacob and Jon Sargent Educational Trust, c/o Randy Sargent, 3092 Hinesburg Road, Richmond, Vt. 05477. Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
, 81, died in Burlington on Feb. 25. She was born in Chicopee, Mass., to Agatha and Theodore Zielonka, and grew up near Krakow, Poland. When war broke out in Europe, her parents sent her back to the United States. She was 18 years old and never saw them again. She married Emil Wargo in 1941, and they had two children, William and Janice. She lost her daughter Janice to cancer in 1988. She and her husband lived in Harrison, N.J., for over 50 years where she was a garment worker and a faithful member of Our Lady of Czestochowa Church. When her husband suffered a crippling stroke in 1963, she cared for him lovingly and laboriously until his death in 1994. After his death, she moved to Burlington. An expert knitter and crocheter, she was quiet, gentle, and kind, and she loved her children and grandchildren very much. She was predeceased by her sisters, Clara and Jenny; and survived by her sisters Julie and Stella; and her brothers Tony and Joe. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Al Ganci; her son, William, his wife, Susan; and her two grandchildren, Emily and Ben. A memorial service for her will be held at St. Michaels Chapel at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Burlington Humane Society.
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. - Elizabeth M. Columbo
, a 42-year resident of Yorktown Heights, died at home Feb. 26, 2000, after succumbing to a yearlong illness. Elizabeth, 83, was born in Burlington, Vt., the eldest of 10 children born to Raffaele and Clementina Maietta. Elizabeth left school after the eighth grade to work as a seamstress to help support the growing family. She met her future husband, Francis V. Columbo, in 1940, when he was stationed in Burlington priorto World War II, and they were married in 1942. Having lived in the Bronx and Queens, N.Y., they moved to Yorktown Heights in 1957. Elizabeth put her skills as a seamstress to good use and founded Elizabeth Ann Bridal Shop in Peekskill with her daughter, Mary Ann, in 1970. She loved being able to provide personal service to her customers as they planned for their special day, designing and making many of their dresses and veils by hand. The shop is still operated by her daughter, Mary Ann. Elizabeth was a devoted wife to her surviving husband, Frank, a 25-year volunteer and commander of Chapter 137 of the Disabled American Veterans. Elizabeth also volunteered much of her time to the DAV cause. They were happily married for 57 years. Elizabeth was a devoted mother to her daughters, Mary Ann Johnson and Francine Hinchey; and her sons-in-law, Robert B. Johnson and Thomas Hinchey; and a loving grandmother to Annemarie Giannettino and Elizabeth Ann Johnson. She is survived by her four sisters, Mary Giannone of Pittsfield, Mas., Julie Greenough of Burlington, Vt., Elveta Brunelle of Winooski, Vt., and Fran Lovejoy of Vero Beach, Fla; and two brothers, Joseph and Ralph Maietta of Burlington. She was predeceased by her brother, Frank J. Maietta of Melville, and sisters Viola Dillon and Patricia Maietta of Burlgton. In memory of Elizabeth, your thoughtful prayers at Mass would be her greatest request and loving gift.
, 77, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at her home in Milton. Mrs. Cronkrite was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Joseh and Madeline (Frawley) Hunt. July 14, 1945, she married James Cronkrite in Fort Covington, N.Y. Jim predeceased her July 10, 1999. Rose had been a resident of the Burlington area for over 40 years, moving from New York. She had worked as a secretary for Harry Webb at the Webb estate for many years. She is survived by her daughters, Jill Potvin and her husband, Randy, and Ellen Bushey and her husband, James, all of Milton; her grandchildren, Simone, James, Alysia, David and Brian; her brothers, Joey Hunt of Cornwall, Ontario; Robert Hunt of Nepaen, Ontario; Edward Hunt of Long Sault, Ontario; and her brother-in-law, William Dwyer of Cornwall, Ontario. She was also predeceased by a sister, Marion Dwyer, in 1994. A graveside service will be held in the Milton Village Cemetery in the spring. There will be no visiting hours. Contributions in Mrs. Cronkrites memory may be made to the Hospice of the VNA, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.
, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in the Vermont Respite House in Williston where she had been a resident since December. She was a former resident of East Street in Barre. Born March 10, 1908, in St. Bridget, Quebec, she was the daughter of Dolor and Lena (Brouilette) Menard. She attended Coventry School. After the death of her mother, she helped raise her six younger siblings. In 1929, she married Walter Flint. She and her husband operated the Rexall Drug Store in Newport for many years. He died in 1959. After his death, she worked for Dr. Schurmann and Dr. Mosher in Newport and later was a housemother at the Elizabeth Lund Home in Burlington. In 1963, she married Charles "Chet" Litchfield. They made their home in Barre and enjoyed several summers in Newport. He died in 1987 following a long illness. In 1997, she moved to Pillsbury Manor in South Burlington. Mrs. Litchfield had many special and supportive friends in Barre and was an avid gardener in earlier years. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Flint and Patrick Frye of Jonesville; grandchildren, Dana Fifield of Durham, N.C., and Curtis Fifield of South Hero; a stepgrandson and wife, Rick and Julie Howard and their children, Ryan, Brynn and Garrett, all of Chester Springs, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Calvin and Victor; and four sisters, Ruby, Gertrude, Olga and Millie, predeceased her. A service of remembrance will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Vermont Respite House in Williston. There are no calling hours. Later interment will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport in the spring. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, 05495.
, formerly of Pitkin Street, Burlington,Vt., and Dorset Street, South Burlington, Vt., died on her 91st birthday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Emerson Hospital in Concord. She was born in Bangor, Maine, on Feb. 26, 1909, the daughter of Joseph and Zelda (Gopan) Siegel. Marion graduated from Bangor High School. She came to Burlington in 1936 and married Harold Mintzer of Burlington. She was a member of Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, the Sisterhood of Ohavi Zedek, Hadassah, and the National Council of Senior Citizens. Her husband, Harold Mintzer, predeceased her in 1957. Marion is survived by her children and their spouses, Shirley and Donald Heiman of Belmont, Calif., Linda and Norman Cohen of Lexington, and Joseph and Joyce Mintzer of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Ruth Siegel; a brother, Dr. James Siegel, both of Bangor, Maine; three grandchildren, Susan DiGiammarino of Milan, Italy, Amy Hulse of Easton, and Peter Cohen of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews. Her sisters and brothers, Lena, Max, Dora, and Pauline, predeceased her. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Ohavi Zedek Synagogue, 188 N. Prospect St., Burlington, with Rabbi Emeritus Max B. Wall officiating, assisted by Cantor Jerrold Held. Interment will follow in Hebrew Holy Society Cemetery, Patchen Road, South Burlington. Contributions in Marions memory may be made to the Marion S. Mintzer Book Fund, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, Mass. 02421. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors.
, 91, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, in Ethan Allen Residence in Burlington after a brief illness. She was born in St. Albans on April 22, 1908, the daughter of the late William and Bertha (Brouillette) Allard. For several years, she was employed as a clerk at Central Vermont Railway Inc. She had been an active resident of St. Albans all her life. She was a member and former director of St. Marys Parish Choir, parish council, Christian Service Committee and Holy Cross Cemetery Association; a former regent and life member of the Catholic Daughters of The Americas, Court St. Mary, former president of St. Marys Unit of Vermont Council of Catholic Women, a member of the St. Albans and Franklin County Historical Societies, Central Vermont Recreation Association, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, D.A.V.Auxiliary, director of Franklin County Senior Citizens Center, and a volunteer at Holiday House Nursing Home. Mrs. Murtagh resided in Burlington for the last six years of her life, where she was active with the Champlain Senior Center and the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Fondly known as "TaTa" by her family, survivors include her son and his wife, Patrick W. and Nora Murtagh of Burlington; four grandchildren, Cynthia Marie, James Joseph, Kevin York and Kathleen Anna Murtagh; a great-granddaughter, Hillary Ann Murtagh; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, James Patrick Murtagh; and her sister, Gladys Walsh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Marys Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Interment will be in the Murtagh family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
, 90, of Albany, a retired schoolteacher, died in North Country Hospital in Newport on Saturday, Feb, 26, 2000. She is survived by two sons, Ross Cowles of Lake Panasofkee,Fla., and Carl Cowles of Lowell; three stepsons, Robert Nelson of Albany, Donald Nelson of Lowell, andDouglas Nelson of Derby; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two nieces. She was predeceased by huisbands Paul Cowles and Maurice Nelson. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Davis Funeral Home in Craftsbury Common with Pastor Nathan Strong officiating. Spring interment will be in the Albany Village Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday, from 4 to 6 p.m. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Orleans-Essex VNA and Hospice Inc., 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vt. 05855. The Malcolm R. David Funeral Home of Craftsbury Common is in charge of arrangements
, 91, of Oak Hill Apartments, E38, Tryon, N.C., died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at his home. Born in New York City, N.Y., he was the son of the late Gregory and Julia Darclesbanian Sermayan. He formerly resided with Anna and Raymond Valente of River Road, New Haven, Vt. Surviving is one niece, Mrs. Alfred (Pansy) Whitman of Williamstown, Mass. McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon, N. C., in charge of arrangements.
FLORIDA/SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. - Her friend and savior Jesus Christ escorted Phyllis Georgina (Neilson) Wall
home Feb. 26, 2000, in Pompano Beach, Fla., following a brief illness. Phyllis was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on Feb. 24, 1942, to her parents George and Doris Neilson. She graduated from Rosemont High School in Montreal. Phyllis, an elegant, fashionable and deeply spiritual woman married her best friend, Frederic T.W. Wall, on June 2, 1962, in Montreal. She was employed by the Hudson Bay Company and the South Shore school board prior to moving to Vermont with her family in 1975. In Vermont, Phyllis worked at the Essex School District and as membership coordinator at Vermont Public Television. Who can ever forget the famous ETV auctions? In 1983 Phyllis joined Fred in building a successful family business, Creative Labels of Vermont Inc., where she served as vice president, secretary and cheerleader. Phyllis found a home in the Essex Alliance Church to worship her friend, Jesus Christ. She had a deep passion for needlework, reading and traveling to visit family and friends. Phyllis invested her life in support of her husband, Fred, in civic and fraternal organizations, including Shriners Childrens Hospitals and the Elks. Phyllis leaves behind a legacy of a loving family and friends who are better off for having shared her life and dreams. Phyllis is survived by her husband and friend of 38 years, Fred Wall; her two loving children, Dwane L. W. Wall and B. Dale Loesch; a loving daughter-in-law, Gail M. Wall; three grandchildren, the loves of her life, Tyler, Ashley and Ian; as well as her brother, Allan W. Neilson; sister-in-law, Katherine; and her mother, Doris Neilson. Her father, William George Nielson, predeceased her. Phyllis is also survived by her lifelong friends, Glenda (Wall) Sheppard and her husband, Jack, and by Gloria (Wall) McColloch and her husband, Jimmy. Her family includes many nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of Phyllis life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2000, at the Essex Alliance Church, Old Stage Road, Essex. In lieu of flowers, Phyllis wish was that donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 11 Loomis St.,. Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or to the Shriners Childrens Hospitals. Visiting hours will be Wednesday, March 1, from 5-8 p.m. and Thursday, March 2, from 5-8 p.m. at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
died unexpectedly Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, with his family at his side. Chris was the 5-month-old son of Robert and Sarah (Palin) Mongeon. He was born Sept. 12, 1999, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was deeply loved by his mom and dad and will be dearly missed by all whom he touched. In addition to his dad and mom of Georgia, Chris is survived by his brother, Jordan of Georgia; his maternal grandparents, Linda Hathaway of Monkton, and Royal Palin of Burlington; his maternal great-grandparents, Arthur and Dorothy Hathaway of Monkton, Carroll Palin of Richmond, and Royal Palin of Essex; his paternal grandparents, Cathy and Roger Mongeon of Westford; and his paternal great-grandparents, Rita and Robert Mongeon of Essex Junction; and many uncles, aunts and cousins. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at 10 a.m. in the Cornerstone Community Bible Church, located on Bombardier Road in Milton. Burial will be in the Milton Village Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are by the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla./ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. - Lorraine Boardman
, 82, died Monday morning, Feb. 28, 2000, in the Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte. She was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Barre, the daughter of Louis E. and Emelia (Therrien) Fisher. Lorraine married Vernon R. Boardman Nov. 19, 1938. Mr. Boardman died in 1987. They lived in Essex Junction before moving to Texas and later retired to Florida in 1974. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Barbara Boardman of Montgomery, Alabama; a brother, Wilfred Fisher of Barre, two granddaughters; five great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Vernon Boardman; and six brothers, Fredrick, Leo, George, Philip, Edgar and Maurice Fisher. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. at St. Monicas Catholic Church, Barre. Burial will be in the Spring Road Cemetery, Tunbridge, Vt., at a later date. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway & Cilley Funeral home, Chelsea, Vt.
left us to be with his heavenly Father on Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. A gathering in celebration of Tims life will be held Thursday, March 2, 2000. A Mass will be celebrated in Holy Angels Church in St. Albans at 2 p.m., and all are welcome to gather afterward in the Holy Angels parish hall. Arrangements are being handled by Kidder Memorial Home in Swanton. Those who wish to make a contribution in lieu of flowers are asked to place a donation in Tims name for childrens and educational benefits to Peoples Trust Company, c/o Don Poirier, 25 Kingman St., St. Albans, Vt. 05478
, 74, of 5 Melodie Lane, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, N.H., following a long illness. Born July 6, 1925, in Dorchester, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Captain Arthur and Edith (Isaac) Morton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Weslyan Methodist Church of Gloucester, Mass., and the Grace Methodist Church of Essex Junction, Vt. She moved to Barrington, N.H., 12 years ago from Essex Junction, Vt. Family members include her husband, George A. Grover of Barrington; four daughters, Louise M. Guhman of Jericho, Vt., Deborah G. Kessler of Waterbury, Vt., Virginia P. Yarnchak of Colchester, Vt., and Pamela M. Kelly of Montpelier, Vt.; one sister, Virginia Sampson of Glouchester, Mass.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Arthur Morton. Friends may call Friday from 2-3 p.m. at the Weslyan Methodist Church, 56 Main St., Waterbury, Vt. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the Weslyan Methodist Church, 56 Main St., Waterbury, Vt., with the Rev. Joy Lowenthal, pastor, officiating. She will be assisted by Mrs. Roger Cressy, friend of the deceased. Burial will be at a later date in East Cemetery, Williston, Vt. Memorial donations may be made to Ta Kum Ta, P.O. Box 576, Waterbury, Vt. 05676. This is a summer camp dedicated to the enjoyment of children afflicted with cancer. Arrangements by Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover, N.H. 03820.
, 80, died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, in Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was born on Nov. 18, 1919, in Bristol, the daughter of VanNess and Carrie (Fowler) Patnode. Frances was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Vergennes. Frances and her husband, David, owned and operated Ryan Department Store. She was employed at Simmonds Precisions Products for many years. After retirement, Francis was a guide at Shelburne Museum. Frances was predeceased by her husband, David, in 1968. Frances is survived by four children, Sharon and her husband, F. Richard Nichols, of New Fairfield, Conn., Daryl Hatch of Panton, Michael Ryan and his wife, Patty, of Wolcott and Lesley Ryan and her husband, Robert Giroux, of Jeffersonville; beloved "Marm" to her eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Francis was a devoted mother, aunt and friend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in St. Peters Cemetery in Vergennes. Friends may call at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, Vergennes 05491.
GRAND ISLE/SWANTON - Edward Frederick Terry
, 96, a longtime resident of Grand Isle and more recently of Swanton Village, died early Monday morning, Feb. 28, 2000, in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. For most of his working life Mr. Terry worked as a self-employed automobile mechanic. He was a longtime parishioner of Saint Josephs Church in Grand Isle. He was born in Morrisonville, N.Y., Aug. 14, 1903, the son of the late Frederick and Mary (Demars) Terry. He attended school in New York and was married to the former Alice Fielding who predeceased him, Jan. 14, 1937, he then was married to the former Elizabeth Baker who predeceased him in 1982. In 1985, he was married to Laura Morits Porter who survives him. In addition to his wife of Swanton, Mr. Terry leaves three sons, Robert Terry of Albany, N.Y., George Terry and his wife, Eloise, of Hampton, Va., and Charles Terry and his wife, Lois , of Grand Isle; five daughters, Marie Miner of Torrington, Conn., Florence Grover and her husband, Elmer, of Grand Isle, Pat Lefebvre and her husband, Richard, of Milton, Eileen Ballard and her husband, Gilles, of St. Albans, and Brenda Turgeon and her husband, John, of St. Albans; 29 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters; and two brothers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 2, 2000, at 11 a.m. from Saint Josephs Church, Route 2, Grand Isle with entombment following in the Grand Isle Village Cemetery Vault to await spring interment in the Terry family lot in the Grand Isle Village Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton, on Wednesday, March 1, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Mr. Terrys memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box 22, Swanton, 05488.
, 95, passed away in Helen Porter Nursing Home on Feb. 29, 2000, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 21, 1904, in St. Isadore De-Prescott, Ontario, the daughter of Osias and Odile Desforges. Dora married Hyacinthe Larocque on Jan. 27, 1925, and shortly thereafter moved to the Salisbury area. She worked at Middlebury Union High School (in the food service), Middlebury College and Ilsley Library. As an avid gardener, she won the Garden Club Award many times. Everyone enjoyed the colorful array of flowers at her home on Elm Street. There was always a meal to be had. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and she couldnt wait to challenge someone to a game of cards and Aggravation. She will be sadly missed by her family. She is survived by Rhea and Chester Bodette of South Burlington, Claire Lowell of Essex Junction, Rita and Everett Delphia of Bridport, John and Linda Larocque of Middlebury, amd Louise and Richard Warner of East Middlebury; 23 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by four sisters, Simone, Yvette, Lillian and Jeanne. She was predeceased by her husband, Hyacinthe; a son, Rene; daughters Pauline Berthiaume and Lela Oliver; one granddaughter; and one great-granddaughter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, March 3, 2000, at 10 a.m. in St. Marys Catholic Church in Middlebury. Celebrant will be the Rev. John McDermott, pastor. Interment will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 South Main St., Middlebury. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 504, Middlebury, Vt. 054753 Sanderson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.
, 94, formerly of Dover Plains, N.Y., died Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, in Birchwood Terrace Healthcare in Burlington. She remained graceful and devoted to her family until the time of her death. She was born in Ticonderoga, N.Y., on Nov. 7, 1905, the daughter of Joseph and Kathryn (Bullen) Arthur. Her grandfather was first cousin to the 21st President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur. She was married in Ticonderoga,N.Y., to William F. Russ on Nov. 11, 1930. She is survived by her son, Robert W. Russ and his wife, Ann, of Shelburne; three grandchildren, Barbara J. Russ and husband, Dean Williams, of South Burlington, William R. Russ and wife, Kimberly, and children, Jennifer, Rebecca and Robert, of Peachtree City, Ga., and Gary R. Russ and wife, Denise, and children Meagan and Joseph, of Burlington. She is also survived by two nieces and their spouses, Mrs. Carl (Elizabeth) Bevilaqua of Saranac Lake, N.Y. and Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Stanley of Crown Point, N.Y. She was predeceased by her husband, William F. Russ; her sisters, Mrs. Walter (Helen) Gunning, Mrs. Frederick (Kathryn) Weed and Mrs. Charles (Josephine) Wyman. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Dover Plains, N.Y., until moving to the Burlington area. Her lifetime was devoted to members of her family, and she will be remembered for her deep caring and concern for them all. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the entire staff at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare for their tremendous compassion and caring during her entire stay, but most particularly during the difficult final days and hours. Services will be private and at the convenience of her family. Burial will be in Dover Plains, N.Y. Anyone caring to make a memorial donation may do so to the Shelburne Rescue Squad of an organization of their choice. Corbin & Palmer Funeral Home, 71 S. Union St., Burlington in charge of arrangements.