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, 74, a former resident of Montgomery and Sheldon died on Sunday evening, July 8, 2007 at the Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton. Creigh was born on March 3, 1933 in Montgomery, the son of Phil and Emma E. (Parento) Sylvester. He served his country during the Korean War from 1952 to 1956 when he was honorably discharged from the US Army. Creigh was a former member of American Legion Post # 42 in Enosburg Falls. An outdoors man, Creigh loved nature, fishing, walking, sugaring and gardening. He will be missed for his gentle, loving ways. Creigh had a unique way of his own, helping those in need. His gentle smile and light blue twinkling eyes were infectious for all who were honored to be in his presence. Creigh is already missed dearly by his family who realizes that he will be okay being in the honor of the Lord. They also know that someday they will join Creigh in heaven and, once again, be around his kindness. Creigh is survived by his sister Virginia Deming of Enosburgh and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by 2 brothers Phil L. Sylvester and Guy Sylvester and 4 sisters Priscilla Prouty, Eleanor Christian, Mildred Jones and Hilda Wesley. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday July 18, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls with the Reverend Bernard Bechard officiating. Interment will follow in the Sylvester Family lot at the Montgomery Village Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls on Tuesday, July 17 from 7-9 PM. Should friends desire, gifts in Creighs memory may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadow, St. Albans, VT 05478 or the Montgomery Village Cemetery, PO Box 74, Montgomery, VT 05470. Creighs family wishes to thank the staff, doctors, nurses and friends at the Napoli Community Home in Sheldon and Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton for their friendship and kind and compassionate care while Creigh resided there.
, age 92, passed away Wednesday July 11, 2007 at her home after a brief illness, with her loving family at her side. Born in Bellows Falls, VT on July 24, 1914 she was the daughter of the late George & Carrie (Getchel) Holden. Gladys was a graduate of Montpelier High School. On February 13, 1934 she married William S. Shatney. She devoted herself to raising her children until she was in her mid fifties, at which time she attended Elie Academy of Beauty Culture and worked as a cosmetologist there until owning and operating her own beauty shop which she called Ivy Beauty Shop first in Essex Junction and later in Richford. Gladyss hands were rarely idle. If not preparing meals for her children, she could be found with a ball of yarn knitting or crocheting. Also, she was active in the Grange in Vermont and in her later years in Florida where along with her late special friend, Henry Rossman, they held state offices. Gladys is survived by sons, William H. Shatney and his wife Patricia of Lacona, NY, Robert S. Shatney and his wife Gail of Barre, and Richard J. Shatney and his wife Rebecca of Essex Junction; a daughter, Joyce C. Holmes and her husband Clinton of Richford; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Shatney of Deland, FL; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her first husband William Shatney on November 14, 1982; her son John E. Shatney on January 13, 2007; her second husband, Byron Bentley; two brothers, Willard Holden & George Holden, and two sisters, Josephine McDonald & Ruth Kramer. In keeping with Gladyss wishes, there will be visiting hours and private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Richford Center Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in Glads memory may be made to the charity of ones choice.
Enosburg Falls, VT - Mrs.
Virginia M. Sumner
, widow of George W. Sumner DVM, of Enosburg Falls died in Wednesday evening, July 11, 2007 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Mrs. Sumner was born in Englewood, NJ, the daughter of William and Lillian (Biermanoski) Markowski. Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Sumner worked as a secretary at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. Following her marriage to Dr. Sumner, they resided in Ithaca, NY while Dr. Sumner attended Cornell University. The Sumners moved to Enosburg Falls in 1953 following Dr. Sumners graduation. Mrs. Sumner was a member of the United Methodist Church in Enosburg Falls and had been a longtime member of the church choir. She had also assisted Dr. Sumner in the operation of his veterinary practice. Mrs. Sumner is survived by her brother Seslof Markowski of Enosburg Falls and her nieces and nephews Marion and Russell Schofield of Mahwah, NJ, Natalie and Stan Maxwell of The Villages, FL, Judith and Ken Williams of Conway, NH, John Vogel and James Vogel both of Venice, FL and Edward Vogel of Dumont, NJ. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Sumner was predeceased by her husband in October of 2006 and a sister Nellie Vogel. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 14 at 10:00 AM at the United Methodist Church in Enosburg Falls with the Reverend Cheryl Heater, Pastor officiating. Interment will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Enosburgh. Friends are invited to call at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls on Friday evening from 7-9 PM. Should friends desire, gifts in Mrs. Sumners memory may be made to the United Methodist Church in Enosburg Falls, PO Box 355, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.
, age 82, husband of the late Florence (Peters) Gallup, passed away Thursday July 19, 2007 at the Haven Health Care Facility in St. Albans. He was born December 5, 1924 in Danville, Quebec Canada the son of the late Willard & Ellen (Bennett) Gallup. Roy moved from Canada to Vermont in 1956 and worked on several area dairy farms before being employed at H.K. Webster in Richford for 20 years retiring in 1990. He is survived by a step-son, Orfice Peters of Florida; a step-son-in-law, Richard Domina of St. Albans; several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; 2 special nieces, Susie Gallup & Shirley Mathers both of Quebec. Besides his parents and his wife he was predeceased by a step-daughter Roberta Domina; and a half sister, Ruby Gallup. In keeping with Roys wishes, a graveside service will be held Tuesday July 24, 2007 at 3:00 PM at the Richford Center Cemetery with Pastor Lyle Willey officiating. There will be no visiting hours. For those who wish, contributions in Roys memory may be made to the Richford American Legion Post #12, 35 River St., Richford, VT 05476.
, age 93, passed away Friday July 20, 2007 at the Haven Health Care Facility in St. Albans with her loving family at her side. She was born February 23, 1914 in Fairfield, VT the daughter of the late Olcott & Violet (Croft) McGowan. She was a resident of Bakersfield most of her life and was a member of the Bakersfield Congregational Church. She had always loved being a homemaker but when she was left as a widow at the age of 40 she went to work at Kerbs Memorial Hospital for 20 years retiring in 1976, she was in charge of central supply. She is survived by a son and his wife, Lane & Becky Stone of East Fairfield; 2 daughters, Eleanor Kittell and her husband Donald of East Fairfield, and Polly Cosgrove of Bakersfield; 14 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren; a sister, Mildred Brigham of Bakersfield; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her 1st husband, Ivan Stone; her 2nd husband, Bernard Machia; a son, Douglas Stone; a son-in-law, Thomas Cosgrove; and 2 brothers, Gerald & Carl McGowan. Funeral services will be held Monday July 23, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Bakersfield Congregational Church with Rev. Sue Marie Baskette officiating. Interment will follow the Maple Grove Cemetery in Bakersfield. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 6-8 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.
, age78, our beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday July 22, 2007 surrounded by her loving family, following her courageous battle against cancer. Lucille was born in St. Albans, VT on November 8th, 1928, daughter of the late Albert and O. Rena (Campbell) Morin. Lucille was employed for many years as a nurses aid at the Holiday House in St. Albans. She enjoyed gardening, reading, watching movies, decorating, and painting with her many adorable four legged companions whom she loved dearly. She is survived by her two sons, James Fortin and his wife Cindy of Plano, TX, and David Fortin and his wife Sandy of Lake Havasu City, AZ; three daughters, Carolyn St. Pierre and her husband Michael of Enosburg Center, Cynthia Deschamps and her husband David of Wasilla, AK, and Susan Clasemann and her husband Greg of Prescott, AZ. Eleven grandchildren and Eight great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Lucille was predeceased by her loving husband Ralph J. Fortin in 1983. She was also predeceased by a sister, Helen Church, and a grandson, Kevin Fortin. I keeping with Lucilles wishes, a graveside service will be private and held at the convenience of the family at the Sheldon Village Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478
, 93, a former longtime resident of Montgomery Center passed away on Monday morning, August 6, 2007 at Fairview Nursing Home, Hudson, NH. Anita was born on September 22, 1913 in Tingwick, Quebec, the daughter of the late Arthur and Marie-Anna (Roux) Guillemette. She was married to Henry Proulx who died in 1970. A resident of Montgomery Center for most of her life, Anita assisted in the operation of the family farm on Regan Road. She was a member of St. Isidores Catholic Church in Montgomery Center, the St.Theresa and St. Annes Societies. She loved crafting, quilting, gardening, playing cards and the company of her family and friends. She made the best oatmeal cookies and pancakes in the Northeast. Anita is survived by her children Roland (Kathleen) Proulx of Wayne, NJ, Denise (Emile) Maynard of Hudson, NH, Nicole (David) Lanpher of Hillsborough, NC, Ruth (Pierre) Royal of Lithia, FL, Michael (Susan) Proulx of Shingle Springs, CA, 13 beloved grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 8 sisters, many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Anita was predeceased by a daughter Claudette Slade in 1980 and 4 brothers. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 1:00 PM at St. Isidores Catholic Church in Montgomery Center. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Karl A. Hahr, Pastor. The family will also receive friends and family at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls on Saturday from 10:30 AM until 12:00 PM Interment will follow in St. Isidores Cemetery in Montgomery Center. Friends are invited to call at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls on Friday, August 10 from 5:00 -8:00 PM. Should friends desire, gifts in Anitas memory may be made to Montgomery Rescue, PO Box 390, Montgomery Center, VT 05471.
, age 78, widow of Herbert Peanut Broe, passed away Tuesday afternoon August 7, 2007 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, surrounded by her loving family. Joyce was born February 13, 1929 in Sheldon Springs, Vermont the daughter of the late Mildred Ward. Joyce was a resident of Enosburg Falls for many years and was a member of the Enosburg Falls United Methodist Church. She was a long time employee at the former Eveready Battery Co. in St. Albans. She loved to travel to Atlantic City, play BINGO, go out with the girls in the Birthday club, and was the #1 fan at all of her granddaughters sporting events. Mam will be greatly missed by all, especially her children and grandchildren. She is survived by 2 daughters, Cindy Vaillancourt and her husband Denis of Franklin, and Jackie Broe and her friend Darrell Muzzy of Henderson, NV; her beloved granddaughters, Andrea Kaye Vaillancourt and Dena Raye Vaillancourt; a brother David Sweet and his wife Susan of Deltona, FL; A special Aunt, Evelyn Bocash of Highgate. Joyce is also survived by several wonderful cousins, brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and special friends, Toot, Toni, Elaine, and Charlene. She was predeceased by her husband Herbert Peanut Broe on June 15, 1999 and her Mother, Mildred (Ward) Sweet on April 18, 1994. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11:00 AM at the Enosburg Falls United Methodist Church with Pastor Cheryl Heater officiating. Interment will follow in the Sheldon Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening from 6-9 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in Joyces memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, VT 05602 or to the American Lung Association, 372 Hurricane Lane, Suite 101, Williston, VT 05495
, age 13, passed away in a tragic accident in Montgomery on Friday morning August 10, 2007. Kaleb was born July 3, 1994 in St. Albans the son of Nicole Sylvester and Robert W. Gendron. Kaleb spent his life in Montgomery and was getting ready to enter the 8th grade at the Montgomery Elementary School. Kaleb was loved by everyone; he was always like a bowl of sunshine to be around and loved to make everyone laugh. He loved to play baseball and basketball. He had a love for country music and liked to sing and had a great memory for song lyrics. He also loved Chevy Trucks and especially like to pick on how much better a Chevy was than a Ford. Kaleb loved his family and especially loved spending time with his father cutting wood, building his cabin, and 4 wheeling. He was also anxious to learn the family business, Sylvesters Excavating with his Papa and uncle, Little Paul. He had a great love for animals too and enjoyed riding his mothers horse Pride. He also loved to play cards with his Gram. Kaleb was also looking forward to the birth of his new baby brother or sister. He is survived by his parents, Nicole Sylvester and Robert Gendron of Montgomery; his maternal grandparents, Paul Sylvester of Montgomery, Becky Wilson (also Uncle Dave) of Troy; paternal grandparents, Robert & Diane Gendron of Montgomery; maternal great grandparents, Aldea Sylvester of Montgomery, Asa & Gen Wilson of Richford; his aunt Jill and cousins Megan & Hunter; uncle Paul his wife Kristi and cousin Gracie; aunt Renee and cousins, Lisa Marie, Dustin & Whitney; aunt Mag and cousins, Stacy, Alan, Lynda, Little Alan, Adam & Katelyn; uncles and aunts, Asa & Bonnie Wilson, Virgle & Rose Wilson, David & Krystal Wilson, Susie Wilson, Scott & Lynda Coons, Sheila Wilson, Alfred & Carolyn Gendron, and Leo & Polly Gendron and many cousins. Kaleb was predeceased by his maternal great grandfather, Allan Sylvester, paternal grandparents, Robert & Marion Gendron: uncle, Danny Wilson; aunts, Marie Gendron, and Betty (Gendron) Gagne Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning August 14, 2007 at 11:00 St. Isidores Catholic Church in Montgomery Center with Rev. Karl Hahr celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow in St. Isidores Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Monday from 6-8 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in Kalebs memory may be made to the Montgomery Little League, ATT: Beth OBrien, 249 School Dr., Montgomery Center, VT 05471.
, age 55, passed away Friday morning August 17, 2007 at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington with his family and friends at his sid. He was born October 23, 1951 in St. Albans, VT the son of Normand & Avis (Garrett) Gervais. Steve was a life long resident of Enosburg Falls, a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and was a 1969 graduate of Enosburg Falls High School. Following graduation he entered the U.S. Navy in 1969 during the Vietnam War receiving an honorable discharge in 1973. He was a partner for 33 years with Normand Gervais & Son, Inc. Dairy Equipment Sales and Services in Enosburg Falls. Steve took pride in the community of Enosburg, serving for 37 years on the Enosburg Falls Fire Dept. serving as Chief and Assistant Chief, and was a member of the Enosburg Prudential Committee since 2002. Steve also served on the Northwestern Medical Center Board of Trustees. Steve was an outstanding friend to all and will be greatly missed. He enjoyed bowling, playing 500 and Texas Hold-em. He also enjoyed kayaking and boating at the family camp on Lake Carmi. He is survived by his parents, Normand & Avis Gervais of Enosburg Falls; maternal grandfather, Wareth Buster Garrett of Enosburg Falls; his dear companion, Cathy Godin of Enosburg Falls; sons, Tyler Steven Gervais of Burlington, and Simeon Sam Patrick Gervais of Enosburg Falls; Cathys son, Christopher John DesRosia of Enosburg Falls; siblings, David Gervais of West Springfield, MA, Michael Gervais of So. Burlington, and Judy Gervais of Sanford, NC; nieces and nephews, Casey Gervais her husband Joe Ramsey and their children Nya & Celia of Atlanta, GA, Caitlin Gervais and her partner Michael Brouillard of Burlington, Whitney Gervais of Burlington, David E. Gervais of Ft. Hood, TX, and Garrett Gervais of Troy, NH; aunt, Rita Parker of Johnson; uncle, Richard Brodeur of Enosburg Falls; many cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Lillian (Lumbra) Garrett; paternal grandparents, Simeon & Lillian (Godin) Gervais; aunts, Yvonne Brown, and Pauline Brodeur; and uncle, Paul Gervais. Funeral services were held Monday August 20, 2007 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls with Rev. Rich ODonnell celebrating the Mass of Christian burial, assisted by Leonard Charron. Altar servers were Nathan & Tobias Flowers. Pianist and soloist was Kirsten Hayes accompanied by St. John the Baptist Choir. Upon entering church the casket pall was placed on Steves casket by his sons, Tyler & Sam Gervais and siblings, David, Michael & Judy Gervais. Readings were proclaimed by Steves nieces, Casey & Caitlin Gervais. Offertory gifts were presented by Steves sons, Tyler & Sam Gervais, Niece, Whitney Gervais, and Chris DeRosia who was like a son to Steve. A eulogy was given by Steves brother, David Gervais who also shared many thoughts and memories written by many of Steves family and friends with special memories written by family friend Ronald Larose. Following the Mass, Steve was taken to his final resting place at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Enosburg Falls by the Enosburgh Fire Department on their Engine One Truck. Pall Bearers were Enosburgh Fire Department members and Steves friends, Thomas Shover, Terry Wright, Mark LaRose, Robert Gleason Jr., Jim Gleason, Mark Guilmette, Joey Clark, and Michael Wright. The remaining members of the Department assisted with the care of their fellow firefighter. The funeral procession to the cemetery passed Steves home where Ladder Trucks from Enosburgh & Richford hung the American Flag. Following the committal prayers by Fr. ODonnell, the American Legion Post 42 honor guard accorded the U.S. Navy veteran military honors, presenting the American Flag to his sons Tyler & Sam. Also, words written by family friend Connie Burns were shared in honor of Steve. Concluding the cemetery services St. Albans Dispatch transmitted the final alarm in honor of Steve followed by the tolling of the bell. In attendance were delegations from the Fire Departments of Richford, Bakersfield, Berkshire, Franklin, Sheldon, Swanton Village, Fairfax, St.Albans Town who offered an honor guard at the church, St.Albans City, Milton, Colchester Center, Malletts Bay; Vermont State Fire Fighters Association; Enosburg Ambulance Service. Also in attendance were delegations from the Enosburg Falls Prudential Committee, Enosburg Falls High & Middle School, Enosburg Falls Elementary School, Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union, Enosburg Falls Lions Club, many area state representatives, dairy farms and local businesss. Visiting hours were Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in Steves memory may be made to the Cold Hollow Hose & Ladder Company, 83 Sampsonville Rd., Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
, 78, a resident of Route 105 in Sheldon and former longtime resident of Richford passed away on Thursday morning, August 23, 2007 at her home with her loving family at her side. Barbara was born on April 26, 1929 in Richford, the daughter of Earl and Linnie (Lumbra) Wright. She was a graduate of Richford High School. Her marriage to Edward Snider took place on June 9, 1951 in Pine Camp, NY. Barbaras family was very important to her and she was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She especially enjoyed crocheting, cross stitching, shopping, dancing and going out to dinner. Barbara was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church in Richford for many years. In addition to her husband, Edward, Barbara is survived by a daughter and her husband Joyce and Ray Hunt of Sheldon; 2 sons Norman Snider and his significant other Nancy West of Sheldon and Gary Snider of Richford; her grandchildren and great grandchildren Chad Snider and his wife Tracy of Richford and their children Ryan and Hayley and Christie Snider and her friend Shawn Hogaboom of Richford and Christies children Logan and Gage and great grandchildren Breanna Paquette and Bailey Brunelle; nieces, nephews and in-laws. In addition to her parents, Barbara was predeceased by a granddaughter Michelle Snider. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday , August 27 at 10:00 AM at All Saints Catholic Church in Richford with Rev. Karl A. Hahr, Pastor officiating. Interment will follow in the Snider Family lot at All Saints Cemetery in Richford. Friends are invited to call at the Spears Funeral Home in Richford on Monday from 9:00 AM until the time of the Mass. Should friends desire, gift in Barbaras memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1460, Williston, VT 05495-1460
Elizabeth Veneta "Betty" West
, age 86, widow of Leon West, passed away quietly in her sleep at home Friday evening August 24, 2007. She was born May 6, 1921 in Montreal, Quebec Canada the daughter of the late Harold John Stubbs and Sarah Gertrude (Cooke) Stubbs. Betty and her family moved to the United States from Canada in 1956 and was a resident of Fairfield until moving to Bakersfield in 1965. She graduated from MacDonald College with a teaching degree. She also attended Goddard College. She was employed as a Home School coordinator for the Headstart Program in Swanton for many years. Before her declining health she was an active member of the Bakersfield Congregational Church participating in the Bible Study Group and the Church Choir. Betty enjoyed sewing and knitting. She also loved working with and caring for children receiving great enjoyment babysitting for local families. She is survived by ; a sister Evelyn Malcolm of Montreal, Que., 2 daughters and their husbands, Leona & Donald Paul of Concord, NC and Vera & Alan Lawyer of Bakersfield; her son Harold West of Bakersfield, her grandchildren, Monica Hawke and her husband John, Heidi Paul, Kimberly Dugdale and her husband Ben, Jennifer Racine, Michael Lawyer, Marsha Lawyer, Brittany West, Leon West, and Lacey West; her great grandchildren, Logan & Meredith Hawke. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Leon West; a daughter, Dorcas Borucki; and a brother, John Stubbs Funeral services will be held Saturday September 1, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Bakersfield Congregational Church with Rev. Sue Marie Baskette officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Bakersfield. Visiting hours will be held Friday from 7 - 9 pm at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls. Bettys family would like to thank the Franklin County Home Health Agency and all her wonderful Care Givers for the special care given to her during her illness. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478
BERKSHIRE - On Monday, August 27, 2007,
, 64, better known as Art, lost a courageous battle with Mesothelioma, a cancer caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos. Art was born on February 21, 1943, in Toronto, the son of Gordon and Doris Sherwood. He attended various schools in Canada, along with the University of Toronto ,and Sir George Williams University. Upon completion of his education and the marriage to his wife, together they moved to Montreal where he became a successful businessman in the fashion industry. He married the love of his life, Margo Gibson and they shared over forty years of wedded bliss. Art and Margo fell in love with the state of Vermont on their honeymoon, and in 1969 they made Berkshire their home. His home in Berkshire was his paradise. The birth of their daughter Shayna brought them their greatest joy. Art is survived by his mother Doris , wife, Margo, Princess Shayna, his brother Herbie and his wife Cheryl and son Josh; his beloved niece Cindy, her husband Steve and two beautiful children Grayden and Maguire, his special nieces Sharylin and Michelle, his beloved Aunt Betty and Aunt Myrtle, who were like 2nd mothers to him; brothers in-law Alex (Helen Ashtley) and Wayne( Patricia Dineen ) , and sister in-law Cathy and husband Joe Darden ; his many nieces and nephews; beloved cousins Sharon, Bill, Jack, Daniel, David, Vicki, Starr, and Jimmy, Rick, John, Sandra, and all of their children and spouses . He was predeceased by his father Gordon, his brothers, Norman, Chuck, and Alan, and his nephew Gordy. Art was a wonderful father and husband. He was rarely seen without his two favorite girls, Margo and Shayna. However, to Art, everyone in the Enosburg, Richford and Berkshire area was family. He didnt hesitate to fill his car with teenagers and head to Burlington for dinner and a movie or to the Sheraton for an overnight stay. He introduced the kids from Vermont to the wonders of Montreal. He shared his love of his other country with all who knew him. He had a passion for hockey and played for many years. Art was kind, generous, and funny. His amazing sense of humor made him standout in any crowd. He will be remembered for his soft heart and full-bellied laugh. He cherished the time he spent with his friends and family. He had a special way of seeing the good in all of us. He wore a constant smile, and was always willing to give you four. Art loved the arts, sports and spending time with kids. He was often seen watching a play, a performance, and or a game in our community. He loved the home team and the away team. It wasnt ever about winning or losing with Art; he admired fair play and hard work. He was always the loudest voice in the crowd, cheering everyone on. He just loved kids in general. He supported them academically, originated the P.R.I.D.E Group (people really interested in developing education) at the Berkshire Elementary School, setting up Community Days and fundraisers. He eventually would work with the EFMHS Parents Club and various other educational groups. He had a true pride for his community and did all that he could to support it. He was constant in the stands of the playing fields and courts with his never-ending encouragement and cheers. He employed any kid that needed a job, finding them work around his house or at The Pink Lady. Art also served the community as a member of the Selectboard in his hometown of Berkshire. Art was a true entrepreneur, having owned The Village Restaurant in Enosburg, as well as Thursdays in St. Albans. He was also a VT Real Estate Broker and a member of the Franklin Board of Realtors, and co-owner of Sherwood Real Estate and the Pink Lady Antique Shop. He also continued to work in the Canadian Fashion industry, representing Transprints USA, a New York based company, for 20 years as a Sales Agent in Montreal and Toronto. In the true spirit of Art, all of his business peers would become more like a family. We know that he is up in Heaven talking with Abraham Lincoln about what went wrong in America, as another passion of his was politics. He was never afraid to voice his opinion, and to stand up for those who were unable to do so themselves. Art loved all children but the light of his life was his Princess Shayna. He enjoyed listening to every word she said and every song that she sang. He wanted every dream that she had to come true. Those wishing to make a donation in Arts memory may do so by making a contribution to Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478 or the Berkshire Elementary School, ATT: Lynn Cota-Caforia, 4850 Watertower Rd., Richford, VT 05476. Calling hours will be held Thursday, August 30th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg. A graveside burial service will be held at Friday August 31, 2007 at 10:00 AM at the Berkshire Center Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Service celebrating Arts life at the Enosburg Opera House at 12:00 PM. There will be a tree planted at EFMHS and a Memorial Garden planted at Berkshire Elementary School in Arts memory. Condolences may be sent to the family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com Art has always loved hosting barbeques in his backyard, with his favorite people. So, in his honor, there will be a gathering for a potluck picnic at his home immediately following his Memorial Service. Please join his family and bring a dish to share, your lawn chair, and a story to tell, as we celebrate the life of a kind and generous friend, husband, and father, who had a special art for bringing out the best in all of us!
, age 93, passed away peacefully early Monday August 27, 2007 surrounded by her loving family at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford where she made her home for the past year. Esther was born October 7, 1913 in Franklin, the youngest of four daughters of the late Reuben R. & Ethel (Story) Strait. Esther grew up in Franklin and graduated from Franklin High School in 1929 at the age of 16. Following graduation she attended the St. Albans Hospital School of Nursing. Esther married Lloyd Red King on September 14, 1935. He predeceased her on December 7, 1969. Esther had resided in Richford since 1945 where she and Red ran their family dairy farm. After Reds death she worked at Jay Peak Ski Resort and Richford High School in janitorial services. The RHS class of 1981 dedicated their year book to her in recognition of her years of service. She was also a member of the Richford United Methodist Church. Esther enjoyed knitting, basket making and needlework. Her family and friends are left with the many beautiful treasures she created. She is survived by 3 daughters and their husbands, Elizabeth & Norman Doe of Berkshire, Nancy & Richard Bouffard of Milton, and Linda & Henry Fil, Jr. of Hadley, MA; She also leaves 10 grandchildren who loved her dearly, Randy Doe and wife Ann, Debra (Doe) Chagnon and husband Alan, Ricky Doe and wife Betty, Terry Doe and wife Diane, Jamey Doe and wife Beverly, Marsha (Doe) Larose and husband Dale, Linda (Bouffard) Lang, Bobbi (Bouffard) Biron and husband Mark, David Bouffard and partner William Bowick, Jennifer (Fil) Hill and husband Daniel; She is also survived by 17 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren; a niece, Marlene (Johnson) Lumbra; a nephew, Dr. Robert Pratt. Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Johnson, Gertrude Pratt, Virginia Lothian; and a great granddaughter, Kristen Alison Doe. A memorial service will be held Sunday September 2, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 140 Main St., Richford with Pastor Jason McConnell officiating. Interment will follow in the Hillside Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home Sunday from 1:00 until the hour of the funeral. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, contributions in Esthers memory may be made to the Vermont Childrens Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05401 Esthers family wishes to recognize the staff of Our Lady of the Meadows for the loving and compassionate care they provided.
, age 92, passed away Thursday evening August 30, 2007 at the Brownway Residence in Enosburg Falls. Clifford was born August 1, 1915 in Lowell, VT the son of the late Harry & Mae (Ducharme) Snider. Clifford was a resident of Richford most of his life and was a member of All Saints Catholic Church and was also a member of the church choir since 1947 and the Knights of Columbus Council #2610. He enjoyed singing and sugaring. He started farming in 1942 when he purchased the farm on the Wightman Hill Rd. In 1947 he also started a trucking business hauling milk for United Farmers and hauling logs hay for area farmers and neighbors. His sons continue to operate the trucking business today. He retired from farming in 1988. Clifford served as a state representative for the Town of Richford from 1975-76. He was a trustee of the Vermont Electric Corporation and was a board member of United Farmers, Yankee Milk and Agri-Mark. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Cedric & Theresa A. Snider of Richford, Frederick & Christine Snider of Richford, Fredda & Edmond Ploof of East Berkshire, Geraldine & Darrell Seavey of Wolcott, Larry & Jane Snider of Derby, Felix & Valarie Snider of Richford, and Philip & Therese C. Snider of Richford; 35 Grandchildren, 64 Great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ralph Snider and his wife Theresa B. of Montgomery Center, and Edward Snider of Sheldon; his sister, Marguerite Warner and her husband Alvin of Lowell; several nieces and nephews; 2 sistersin-law, Betsy Snider of Montgomery Center, and Theresa K. Snider of Derby. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Theresa D. (Mayhew) Snider on May 17, 1993. They were married December 26, 1939. He was also predeceased by a sister, Mabel Baraw; 3 brothers, Raoul, Ernest, and Leland Snider. Funeral services will be held Monday September 3, 2007 at 10:00 AM at All Saints Catholic Church in Richford with Rev. Karl Hahr celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 3-5 & 7-9 at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, For those who wish, contributions in Cliffords memory may be made to the Knights of Columbus Council # 2610 C/O John Chalifoux, 41 Wightman Hill Rd., Richford, VT 05476
Lawrence A. "Larry" Chalifoux
, age 70, died peacefully Thursday afternoon August 31, 2007 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington surrounded by his loved ones. Larry was born February 9, 1937 in Montgomery the son of the late Francis & Clementine (Chalifoux) Harrod. Larry is survived by his loving wife Mary (Mason) Chalifoux of 43 years; a son David and his fiancée Carol Robtoy of St. Albans; one grandson, Ryan D. Chalifoux of Enosburg Falls; his siblings include, Penny Couture of Milton, Jim Harrod of Milton, and Doug Harrod his wife Jeanne of Franklin; and all of his special nieces and nephews. Larry was predeceased by his parents. Larry enjoyed life to the fullest. Driving truck, welding and work in general were his true passions. Larry also avidly enjoyed visiting with friends and going out to eat with friends on the week-end. Larry was always a man of very few emotional words but was compassionate beyond thought. On the other hand if Larry had something to express no-one was ever left wondering. Larry will always and forever be remembered for his over whelming generosity & willingness to help others. The list of lives he has touched is endless, and the memories infinite. God speed Husband, Dad, Bompa, Family and friends. A mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday morning September 4, 2007 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Monday evening from 7-9 PM at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave.,, Enosburg Falls For those who wish, contributions in Larrys memory may be made to Enosburgh Ambulance Service, 83 Sampsoville Rd., Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
, 89, a resident of Montgomery Center died peacefully at her home on Friday evening, September 7, 2007. Josephine was born on August 3, 1918 in Lowell, VT, the daughter of Lewis and Anna (King)Greene. She was married to Clayton Elkins who died on August 26, 1990. In her earlier years, Josephine worked in the Forrest Hills Factory Outlet in Winooski. She was a communicant of St. Isidores Parish in Montgomery Center. Josephine is survived by a son and his wife Michael and Margaret Maggie Elkins of Montgomery; 3 daughters and their husbands Maxine and Warren Farrar of Richford, Janice and James Adams of Fairfield and Deanna and Roger Carr of Berkshire; 2 brothers Joseph Greene of Winooski and William Bill Greene of Enosburg Falls; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren ;nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Josephine was predeceased by siblings Clara Wetherby of Winchester, NH, Peter Greene,Glendon Greene and Oressa Greene. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 13, 2007 at 11:00 AM at St. Isidores Catholic Church in Montgomery Center. Interment will follow in St. Isidores Cemetery in Montgomery Center. There will be no callings hours. Should friends desire, gifts in Josephines memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478 or Montgomery Rescue, PO Box 356, Montgomery Center, VT 05471.
, 75, a resident of North Branch Road passed away Saturday morning, September 8, 2007 at his home in Richford with his family at his side. David was born on December 29, 1931 in Dunkin, Quebec, Canada the son of the late Raymond C. and Doreen (Ducolon) Ryea. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. In his earlier years, David farmed in Richford and had also been employed for 37 ½ years at Blue Seal Feeds. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion in Richford. David had many and varied interests. He was a wonderful gardener and took great pride in his produce which he often gave away. He was also proud of his woodworking and his home which he built. A great lover of music, David enjoyed singing and listening to Daniel ODonnell and Ernie Tubb. David enjoyed sugaring and making maple cream as well as spending time with his beloved dogs. David could make a friend of a total stranger and looked forward to spending time with his coffee friends in Richford. Surviving are Davids wife, Reba (Pollender) Ryea of Richford; 2 daughters Donna Rainville and her husband Claude of Tucson, AZ and Dorothy Girard of Rutland; his son Dwight Ryea of Seattle, WA; 3 brothers Raymond Ryea of East Hartford, CT, Hollis Ryea and his wife Sally of Westminster, VT and Richard Ryea and his wife Prudy of Richford; 2 sisters Marylou Pierce and her husband Robert of Bristol and Christine Paradee of Fairfield; 4 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews including Eugene and Elizabeth James and cousins. David also leaves numerous special friends including Arnold and Ruth Ruch, Mr.& Mrs. Noel Blouin, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Pynduss, Doug & Jane Kidder and 2 special girls, Jenna and Tracy Combs, whom David and Reba cared for. In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by 2 sons, David and Dennis Ryea; 2 sisters Eleanor Ryea and Rachel Lossmann and 2 brothers Reginald and Fred Ryea. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 at 11:00 AM at the Richford United Methodist Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow in the family lot at Hillside Cemetery, Richford . Friends are invited to call at the Spears Funeral Home 140 Main St., Richford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. For those who wish, contributions in Davids memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 1460, Williston, VT 05495 or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814. Davids family would especially like to thank Dr. Dennis Sanders and Franklin County Home Health Hospice Program for the wonderful care they provided during his illness.
, 60, a resident of North Champlain Street in Burlington, died on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction. Denis was born on August 13, 1947 in Princeville, Que., Canada the son of the late Donat Alfonse and Eva Marie (Chauvette) Gagne. He was a US Marine veteran of the Vietnam War. Denis was raised on his familys farm in Highgate, he attended Highgate High School and had been a resident of Burlington since the late 1960s. He worked as an electrician for several companies before staring his own electrical business. He retired from full time electrical work in 2005. Denis was a former member of the V.F. W. in Burlington. His hobbies included sailing on Lake Champlain, hiking, camping and enjoying the outdoors. Surviving are a son Ken Gagne of Lakeland, FL; a grandson JeanMichael Armand Gagne of Lakeland, FL.; his siblings Carmen Gendron and her husband Raymond of St. Gabrielle de Brandon, Quebec, Susan Pomerleau and her husband Albert of Prevost, Quebec, Lisa Purdy and her husband Don of Newton, CT, Gisele Gigi Beauregard and her husband Hilaire of Berkshire, Roger Gagne and his wife Louise of Franklin, Andy Gagne and his wife Linda of Sheldon and Francine Gagne of Highgate. Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 14, 2007 at 2:00 PM at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls with the Rev. Richard ODonnell, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in Enosburg Falls officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 PM until the time of the service. Should friends desire, gifts may be made in Denis memory to a fund for JeanMichael Armand Gagne, c/o Roger Gagne, 3642 Hannah Rd., Franklin, VT 05457.
, age 76, wife of Raymond Sonny Larose Jr., passed away Tuesday September 18, 2007 at her home on the Colton Rd. in Franklin She was born October 24, 1930 in Fairfield, VT the daughter of the late Walter J. & Mammie (Clapper) Lahue. Sheila was a resident of Franklin for the past 20 years and was a former resident of Enosburg Falls. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, going to lawn sales, Sunday rides with Sonny and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband Raymond Sonny Larose Jr. of Franklin; 2 sons, Rick Larose and Bruce Larose both of Franklin; 8 Grandchildren, 7 Great grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Mary (Marshia) Larose of Franklin; her daughter-in-law, Joyce (Corey) Christian of Montgomery; her sister and her husband, Judy & Edward Corwell of Highgate; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her son, Terrance Larose in 1999; 1 brother, Walter Lahue; 1 sister, Clarice Machia. In keeping with Sheilas wishes services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. For those who wish, contributions in Sheilas memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478
, age 87, widow of Duncan G. Robertson, passed away Friday September 21, 2007 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born March 31, 1920 in Utica, New York the daughter of the late George & Blanche (Carey) James. Frances was a resident of Williston since 1984 and was a former resident of Shelburne, VT and Keeseville, NY and in the early 1980s spent her winters in Apollo Beach, FL. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star LaPlotte Chapter 64 of Charlotte and was a former member of the United Methodist Church of Shelburne. For many years she helped her husband operate the D.G. Robertson Vault Company in Keeseville which had been founded in 1948 and is now operated by their son in South Burlington. Frances enjoyed reading, visiting with friends, and traveling especially this time of year to look at the foliage. Most of all she loved to spend time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Duncan G. Robertson Jr. and Eby of Seabring, FL, David R. Robertson and Christine of Montreal, Quebec Canada, and Donald S. Robertson and Patricia of Williston; 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren; a sister Marjorie Jones and her husband Milo of Winter Springs, FL. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Duncan G. Robertson on June 15, 1984; they were married on June 25, 1938; and a brother, Arthur James. Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. She will be interred at the Skinner Cemetery in Vernon Center, NY For those who wish, contributions in Frances memory may be made to Camp Ta Kum Ta, P.O. Box 576, Waterbury, VT 05676
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J. Raymond Blanchard Miner
, age 95, passed away unexpectedly Friday evening September 21, 2007 at his residence at the Carriage House in Franklin. He was born June 10, 1912 in Laconia, New Hampshire the son of the late Lee Emmett Miner and Pearl A. (Blanchard) Miner. Ray was raised on the family farm in Richford, VT. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1942 during WWII. Following his honorable discharge in 1945 he was employed at Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, CT as a jet engine mechanic and made his home in Simsbury where he raised his family. After his retirement in 1974 he made his home in several different areas including Lempster, NH on Long Pond, Danville, VT, Springfield, VT, and Quechee VT where he made his home with his daughter and her family. In 2001 he moved to the Carriage House in Franklin where he received the finest of care and made many new friends which his family is greatly appreciative of. Ray enjoyed tinkering on cars and engines. He also loved to be at his daughters camp on Lake Carmi, VT, which he helped build. Most of all he loved to spend time with his grandchildren and give them tractor rides. He is survived by his daughter and her husband Susan & C. Kevin Tibbits of White River Jct. and Lake Carmi; 3 grandchildren, Alison, Jesse, and Britney Tibbits; his brother, Francis S. Miner and his wife Cecile of Williston; a special friend, Barbara Cutting of Franklin; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Beth M. (Babcock) Miner on February 13, 1998; a daughter, Sally Ann Miner; and 2 brothers, Reginald Lee Miner and John Garfield Miner. Funeral services will be held Tuesday September 25, 2007 at 1:00 PM at the Vincent Funeral Home in Simsbury, CT. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Simsbury Cemetery in Simsbury, CT. There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday October 13, 2007 at 11:00 at the Franklin Homestead FELCO Room, Homestead Dr., Franklin, VT. For those who wish, contributions in Rays memory may be made to the Franklin Rescue Service, C/O Polly Gadbois 3764 State Park Rd., Franklin, VT 05457
, age 101, a resident of Enosburgh and formerly of Montgomery Center, died on Monday September 24, 2007 at his home. Sidney was born on March 21, 1906, in New York City, the son of Isidore and Molly (Cotton) Sundell. He was a graduate of Stuyvesant High School in there and attended the City College of New York. As a young man, Sidney spent considerable time in Mexico. Later, he became a pioneer in advertising with the New York Herald Tribune and two major agencies: BBD&O and Gray. In 1945, Sidney moved from New York to Montreal with his late wife, Rosalind (Gordon) Sundell and their children Esther and Michael. There, he worked independently as a free lance advertiser, specializing in direct mail. After spending several years in Montreal Sidney and Rosalind purchased a farm in Montgomery Center, making that their part-time home. Sidney was a member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Surviving are his wife Elizabeth (Fowle) Rawlinson - Sundell of Enosburgh, a son Michael Sundell and his wife Nina of New York, New York, a daughter Esther Lichti and her husband Roger of Lubbock, Texas, a sister Marilyn Levinson of Miami, Florida, five grandchildren, Marianne, David, Margaret , Nathanael and Steven and two great grandchildren Julia and Lillian. In addition to his parents and first wife, Rosalind, who died on July 17, 1994, Sidney was predeceased by a brother Abner Sundell and two sisters, Beatrice Irwin and Zelda Simon A service to remember the life of Sidney Sundell will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2007, at 12:00 PM at Pratt Hall in Montgomery Village. Should friends desire, gifts in Sidneys memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vermont 05478
, age 75, died at home September 25, 2007 after a dignified battle with cancer. He was born July 6, 1932 in Hove, Sussex, UK, the son of the late Edwin & Doris (Ayling) Burfoot. Michael practiced anesthesia 48 years in the UK, Montreal, Canada, Saudi Arabia and, for the last quarter century of his career, in Vermont. He was chief of Anesthesia at the Lakeshore General (Montreal) and Fanny Allen (Burlington, Vermont) hospitals. Lately, his most rewarding professional experience was with the charity, Orbis. Twice he practiced with the sight-saving medical team, once in Libya and once in Uganda. He also had a great passion for renovating and designing homes and did so three times in Enosburg Falls, complete with several ponds a piece! Michael was a member of the Franklin County Medical Society, Enosburg Falls Lions Club, and St. Matthews Episcopal Church. He served as Berkshire Town Health Officer, and was a former regional state medical examiner He leaves behind his devoted wife of over 53 years, Ruth (Young) Burfoot. They were married April 17, 1954. Their five children, Jacqueline Harvie and her husband Duncan of Toronto, Ont., Annette Burfoot and her husband Frank Burke of Kingston, Ont., Frances Burfoot of Essex, VT, Christopher Burfoot and his wife Maria of Warren, VT, and Jamie Burfoot and his wife Karen of St. Albans, VT; eight grand children, Adam and Claire Harvie, Jack, Mia, and Abby Burfoot, Josh Burfoot, Gabriel Burke-Burfoot, and Ben Burfoot; a sister, Christine McLean of Sussex, England; a brother-in-law and his wife, David & Brenda Young of Hampshire, England; several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a loved grandson, Patrick Harvie. A memorial service will be held Friday November 16, 2007 at 11:00 AM at St. Matthews Episcopal Church in Enosburg Falls, VT with Rev. Linda Maloney officiating. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Michaels memory may be sent to the Franklin County Home Health Agency Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478
, age 87, widow of Max Mickey Soule, passed away Friday September 28, 2007 at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford. She was born January 14, 1920 in Richford, the daughter of the late Arthur & Anna (Grasset) Young. Red was raised in Richford and was a 1937 graduate of Richford High School and celebrated her 70th class reunion in July of this year. She married Max Mickey Soule on June 9, 1945 and they made there home and raised their family in Enosburg Falls. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She was employed in the guidance office at Enosburg Falls High School for 16 years retiring in 1988. Red enjoyed golfing and playing cards especially with the 500 Club. She is survived by her children Gary Soule, and Sarah Sally Bashaw and her special friend Lindsey Gates all of Enosburg Falls; her grandchildren, Travis Bashaw and his wife Stacey, Damon Bashaw, and Ashley (Bashaw) Longe and her husband Chuck, and Morgan Soule; her great grandchildren Brayden Bashaw and Addyson Longe; several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Clifford Young. Funeral services were held Monday October 1, 2007 at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls with Rev. Rich ODonnell celebrating the Mass of Christian burial, assisted by Leonard Charron. Organist and Soloist was Mary Jo Gillilan. Following the blessing of Red upon entering the church the funeral pall was placed on her casket by her children, Gary Soule and Sally Bashaw. Scripture readings were proclaimed by Reds grandchildren, Travis Bashaw and Morgan Soule. Offertory gifts were presented by her grandchildren, Travis Bashaw, Damon Bashaw, Ashley (Bashaw) Longe, and Morgan Soule. Interment followed in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Pall Bearers were extended family members, Lee Tillotson, David Brown, Andrew Crane, William Riggie, Ray Lesperance, and Louis Billado. Following the funeral services a luncheon that was prepared by the St. John the Baptist Church family was held at the Parish Hall. For those who wish, contributions in Reds memory may be made to the Luc Gates Foundation, 2443 Sampsonville Rd., Enosburg Falls, VT 05450 or to the Thomas S. Cook Endowment Fund at Vermont Childrens Hospital, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05401