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, 36, of Mechanic Street, Montpelier died Monday, July 20th at Central Vermont Hospital after a prolonged illness of leukemia.
He was born in Neptune, NJ on August 31, 1972 the son of Joseph D. & Dale Teresa (Savino) Mount. Joseph received his high school diploma from Freehold Township High School in New Jersey.
Joseph had an interest and made a hobby in collecting models trains and trucks. He also was a former paper delivery carrier for the Times Argus in the Montpelier area before his failing health.
He is survived by his parents, Joseph and Dale Teresa Mount of West Braintree, VT.
Calling hours will be on Wednesday, July 22nd, from 4-7 p.m., at Guare & Sons Funeral Home in Montpelier.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:00 a.m., Thursday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 16 Barre Street, Montpelier. Reception will follow th Mass in the parish hall for family and friends.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Randolph.
Memorial contributions may made to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, Inc., 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641
, 80, of Moretown, died at his home surrounded by his family on August 11, 2009. He was born on June 6, 1929, in Camden NJ, to Frank and Edith (Wimette) . He moved with his parents to Middlebury, VT, where he spent his early years. His family later moved to Burlington, where he graduated from Burlington High School and attended Burlington Business College (Champlain College).
As a young man he went to Washington D.C. and worked for the State Department. He joined the Foreign Service as a Diplomatic Courier, traveling throughout the Middle East and Africa.
On July 19, 1958, he married Teresa Geary McCuen of Burlington. They lived in Panama and Cyprus before moving to Washington D.C., where he worked for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. In 1968, he moved his family back to Vermont, where he was employed by the Agency of Transportation for 27 years before retiring in 1996.
He leaves behind his wife of 51 years, Teresa; three children - Francis Joseph III, and Jeri, of East Montpelier; Patricia Anne Melvin of Barre Town; and Timothy William , and Daya, of San Francisco, CA.; six granddaughters Kendal Ashley Melvin, Brittany Nicole Melvin, Caitlin Cole Milazzo, Hannah Elizabeth , Marisa Jean , and Maya Victoria , expected in September 2009; and one grandson Marcus William .
There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
, 89, formerly of Montpelier and most recently of Mayo Nursing Home in Northfield, died with his family at his side, on Saturday July 25, 2009 in Randolph at Gifford Medical Center.
He was born November 9, 1919 in Bridgeport, Ct, the son of Arthur and Caroline (Schilke) OConnell. He attended schools in Bridgeport, and graduated from Central High School. He attended Peekskill Military Academy prior to accepting a baseball scholarship to the College of the Holy Cross, graduating in 1944. An enduring love of the game of baseball brought Gene to Vermont to play summer league baseball where he met his future wife, Henrietta LaRose, whom he married on January 15, 1945, in Newport, R.I.
Gene enlisted in the Navy in March 1943 serving in the Pacific theater on the USS Dauphin. Following active service he continued to serve in the Naval Reserve where he was honorably discharged in 1958.
After the war, Gene worked first with Bridgeport Brass Company and later with Chance Vought Aircraft. During this time he continued to play baseball, both for Lenox in the AA league and on the Chance Vought company team. Moving to Vermont in 1949 Gene again played for the Twin City team of the Northern League as he had in the early 40s. Through the years he stayed active by playing, coaching and umpiring baseball. He was a longtime member of the Vermont Football Officials Association and also a basketball referee.
Gene worked for many years with his father-in-law, Alexander LaRose, at Al's Upholstery Shop. Future employment included the State of Vermont's Department of Finance and National Life Insurance Company from which he retired in 1986.
Gene was happiest helping others as evidenced by his years of volunteer work. He served as a legal financial guardian assisting numerous individuals. He was very active with AARP at both local and state levels of their Adult Literacy Program as well as Tax Aide Assistance. In 2002 he was the recipient of the Governor's Award for Outstanding Community Service. In 2006 he was the Vermont recipient of the AARP Andrus Award for Community Service for his many years of work with the Tax Aide Program. After moving to Mayo he spent many hours reading to and visiting with the other residents.
Gene is easily remembered for his kind smile, the sparkle in his eyes as he listened and his quick yet gentle humor. During his retirement years he spent many hours gardening and the vegetable harvests were always shared. He was quick to travel to sporting events, recitals, graduations -- anything that involved family. He was excited to attend his granddaughter Whitney's recent wedding in June.
Though not a native Vermonter, Gene loved his adopted state and like nothing better than driving its back roads in search of the perfect vanilla ice cream. He enjoyed the fruitless challenge of converting non believers to love the New York Yankees, though he showed exceptional patience tolerating Red Sox fans including those in his own family. He was happy spending time in the Champlain Islands; from fishing to grilling a cookout to reading on the shore, the lake offered contentment in many forms.
Gene and Henrietta were active parishioners of St. Augustine's parish in Montpelier for forty years until they moved to Northfield in 2007. During those years Gene served as both a lector and usher.
Survivors include his brother Richard of Bridgeport, Ct, three daughters, Margaret DiStassio and her husband John of Trumbull, CT, Carol Drawbaugh and her husband Bob of Essex Junction, Mary Hancock (late husband Robert) of Westminster; two sons, James OConnell and his wife Nan of Richmond, VA, and Philip OConnell and his wife MaryJo of Bel Air, MD. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jeffrey, Brian, Andrew, Kristen, Whitney, Meredith, Emily and Alex; one great-grandson Kayden; and many nieces and nephews.
Gene was predeceased by his wife, Henrietta, in 2008, as well as his brothers Howard, Edwin and William and his sister Carolyn.
The O'Connell family wishes to acknowledge two special people, Dick and Betsy Temple, who have done so much for so many years, and are considered part of the family. The family also wishes to express their gratitude to the staffs of Mayo Healthcare and Gifford Hospital for the care and caring that our dad received.
Calling hours will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2009 at Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30 School Street, Montpelier. A funeral mass will be offered at 10 a.m. on Saturday in St. Augustine's Catholic Church in Montpelier.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gifford Medical Center 44 South Main Street Randolph, VT 05060 attn: Eugene OConnell Memorial Fund.
, 72, died Thursday, November 12, 2009 at his home on Crosstown Road, Berlin. Leo was born on August 5, 1937 in Dannemora, NY, the son of the late Leo G. and Eva (Osher) Osborne. He graduated from Lyon Mountain High School and St. Michael's College in Winooski, VT in 1959.
Leo married Kathleen M. Clark on September 2, 1961. Kathleen predeceased him on December 25, 2000.
He is survived by his children, daughter Stephanie Willprecht and her husband Troy of Minneapolis, MN; daughter Melissa Scala and her husband Michael Gaudreau of Contoocook, NH; son Michael Osborne of Worcester, VT., seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; siblings Allen Osborne of Clintonville, NY; June Collins of Germantown, MD; Nancy Douglas of Plattsburg, NY; Sylvia Rowe of Anaheim, CA; Janice Rhino of Ausable Forks, NY; many nieces and nephews. He also leaves a special friend and companion, Nancy Brooks.
Leo served in the United States Army, stationed at Fort Bragg, NC, as a military policeman with the rank of Private First Class. He spent his entire career in the insurance industry, retiring in 1997 from Vermont Mutual Insurance Company as a senior marketing representative.
Leo was a member of the Montpelier Elks Club. He enjoyed difficult crossword puzzles, cooking, golfing, playing card games, and ice fishing. He had cherished memories of Peaks Island, ME; deer camp, and his children and grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, November 16 at the Berlin Corners Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641
, 63, of Cherry Tree Hill Road passed away peacefully Monday, September 21st, at Central Vermont Medical Center surrounded by his loving family and friends.
He was born in Morrisville , VT on October 22, 1945, the son of Andrew and Ina (Maxham) Perry and attended schools in Waterbury.
Following his education Larry
served several years in the Vermont Army National Guard. He worked as a truck driver for 25 years for S.T. Paving in Waterbury and also for the Town of East Montpelier road crew. He retired from S.T. Paving.
Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time at his camp in South Hero, VT. He was a member of the NRA and American Legion in Waterbury . Larry loved his animals especially his pet boxer, Lilly Bell.
He was married to Pamela Cubit on December 26, 1964. They had five sons together. Steven Perry and Suzanne McGee of Waterbury ; Timothy Perry and Jamie Ransom of Waterbury ; Michael Perry and Erin Putney of Waterbury , Jeffrey Perry of Waterbury ; Christopher Perry and his wife Jennifer of Berlin, VT.
He later married Paula Seguin on June 29, 1974 in Worcester , VT and they had two sons together. Daniel Perry and his wife Brittany of East Montpelier and Lawrence Perry II and his wife Tanya of Middlesex. Larry was very proud of his 7 sons.
He had 14 grandchildren, Ryan, Ben, Megan, Kristen, Mathew, Kaitlyn, Isaiah, MacKenzie, Justin, Alyssa, Brendan, Christopher, Jade and Maxx; 1 great granddaughter, Hayden.
Larry is also survived by three sisters, Ramona Coolbeth of Waterbury, VT; Sheila Courtney and her husband Lee of Gulfbreeze, FL; Denise Lilley of Waterville, VT; two brothers, Douglas Perry and his wife Claudia of Ellijay, GA; and Kelvin Perry of Barre, VT; many nieces and nephews.
A grave side memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, September 26th, at Plain-Mont Cemetery , East Montpelier.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, Inc., 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT or to Central Vermont Humane Society, PO Box 608, Montpelier, VT 05601.
, 59, died Friday, July 24th, at her home in Calais surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born on December 28, 1949 in Troy, VT
Jennifer married David H. Pike of Montpelier on November 8, 1969 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Her legacy will be carried on by her husband David and their two sons, Adam H. Pike and granddaughter, Emma of Littleton, Colo; and Aaron R. Pike of Barre. VT.
Jennifer was one of five children and is survived by two sisters, Anita of NH; Emma of VT and a brother, Edward of NH; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a sister, Minnie.
Jennifer attended Montpelier Schools and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1967. She continued her education at Fanny Allen School of Nursing in Burlington, VT. She worked as a LPN for 40 years in the surrounding area and in Port Charlotte, FL; including Central Vermont Hospital, Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center and the Gary Home.
Jennifer and David resided between their two homes in Port Charlotte, FL and Calais, VT.
Jennifer's passions included gardening, outdoors activities, being an aerobic's instruction and above all being a Mother and Grandmother.
Her wish was to rest in peace in a family cemetery at their cabin in Calais, VT. Her memory will be cherished by all who were blessed to know her. She will be forever loved.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 30th, at Macedonia Baptist Church in Plainfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 121 Connor Way, Ste 240, PO Box 1460, Williston, VT 05495.
, 95, a resident of Montpelier, Vermont for 89 years, died Thursday, February 19, 2009 at Pleasant View Health Care Center, Concord, NH. Born October 1, 1913 in Montpelier , she was the daughter of George and Virginia (DiPasquale) Bruno.
She graduated from Montpelier High School in 1931. She worked for a few years at Maunsell's Office Equipment, and then for 18 years as a hostess/mixologist in the Victorian Lounge in the Pavilion Hotel and later in the Justin Morgan Room in the Montpelier Tavern.
She enjoyed taking care of her home and her family. She was an excellent pianist and entertained her friends on many occasions singing at parties, telling jokes, and making people happy. She loved to dance and play cards.
She married Raymond Quesnel on July 1, 1933 in St. Augustine Church in Montpelier . They enjoyed 54 years of marriage together. He predeceased her in 1987. Also predeceased are a sister, Lena Ingellis, three brothers, Rocco Bruno, Ernest Bruno and John Bruno; a son, Carl R. Quesnel; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter, Carlene McManis and her husband Richard of Concord, N.H.; and two sons, Stephen Quesnel and his wife Lynda of Torrington, Connecticut and John Quesnel and his wife Linda of Falmouth Mass. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Feb. 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Augustine Church.
Burial will follow at Green Mount Cemetery .
Friends may call at the Guare and Sons Funeral Home, 30 School Street , Montpelier , Vermont on Sunday from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre St. , Montpelier , Vermont 05602, where Mary was a life-long member, or to Pleasant View Health Care Center , 239 Pleasant St. Concord, N.H.03301 where Mary resided for the past five years.
1933 - 2009 died peacefully in her daughters home on the 23rd of February after a mercifully brief battle with cancer.
She leaves behind her surviving children; J. Angus Munro, Daniel Philip Sharp, and Sarah Munro, and was predeceased by her son Gregory Bruce Munro. Also leaving behind her grandchildren; Nathaniel, Eliot, Nick, Kara, Elana, Ivy, and Jasmine. She also has a Daughter in law, Christina Ducharme, and a son in law, Mark Legrand. She has many other life partners that she is leaving behind.
Memorial service will be held on May 10, at 233 Main St. in Montpelier, at 12 noon.
Please bring your thoughts poems and artwork that celebrates her life, we will be building a celebration garden so please bring plants bulbs and other garden flowers to add.
East Montpelier, VT -
Lawrence E. Reed, Jr.
, 27, of East Montpelier, Vermont died on Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Central Vermont Hospital.
Larry was born June 5, 1982 in Berlin, Vermont, the son of Lawrence E. Reed, Sr. and Cynthia Currier Reed. He attended East Montpelier Elementary School and Union 32 High School.
Larry worked as a tool and parts sales person at the Tool Warehouse on the Barre-Montpelier Road. He was also employed at the Pet-Deli on the Barre-Montpelier Road, Swish Kenco of East Barre, and Fisher Auto Parts and Advanced Auto Parts.
Larry was a fisherman, and enjoyed camping, 4-wheeling and spending time with his family and children. Larry was also an avid race fan. He drove his own car at Thunder Road in the Road Warriors division. He had also worked on several pit crews over the past few years.
He was a member of Sherri's Jubilee fan club.
He is survived by a son, Eijah Reed; two daughters, Dakota Reed and Alyssia Grandfield; his parents, Lawrence and Cynthia Reed of East Montpelier; grandfather, Gordon Currier of Moretown; fiancee, Corinne LaForest of East Montpelier and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was predeceased by a son, Justin Vasseur-Reed and a brother, Justin Reed.
A grave side service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 7th, at the Branch Cemetery, Craftsbury, Vermont.
Calling hours will be held Monday, July 6th , from 6-9 PM at Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30 School Street, Montpelier, Vermont.
Contributions may be sent to March of Dimes, 107 North Main Street, PO Box 605, Barre, VT 05641.
After a magical week of transitioning from this earth,
Susan M. Russell
gracefully moved into the next realm on the afternoon of Saturday, December 19, 2009 at her home in Calais. Her family blessed her as she gently eased into a place of serenity, Light, and Love. An intimate family ceremony was held solstice night.
She is survived by her husband Jack Russell, daughter Heather Rudin, of Seattle, WA, son Erik Rudin of Portland, OR, sister Lindsay Middelton of Washington, D.C., brother Jeffrey Middelton of Seattle, WA, and five grandsons. A local memorial of her life and a retrospective of her art will be held mid-July 2010 to celebrate her love of Vermont, community and art.
, 85, of West Bolton,died at Fletcher Allen Health Care on Tuesday, June 16, 2009.
He was born the son of John and Helen (Pudvah) Sanders. He spent his early life in Burlington and Worcester, VT.
Wilson enlisted in the Marines in 1942, serving in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific. He was honorably discharged in November 1945.
In 1951 he married Mary Wheeler of Calais and Montpelier.
He was a life member of the Carpenters Union.
Wilson is survived by his wife, Mary of West Bolton, son, Edward of Lancaster, NH; daughter, Barbara Andrade of Nashua, NH; two granddaughters, one great grandson; three sisters,and two brothers.
A grave side service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday. June 20th, at Worcester Mountain Cemetery, Worcester Village, VT.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.
, age 91, died Tuesday 13 January 2009 at the Fletcher Allen Medical Center in Burlington, Vermont. She had been in failing health for several weeks. Evelina resided with her sister Esta Garbati at Allenwood, an independent living facility in South Burlington, Vermont. She was a lifelong Boston Red Socks fan and could be found during a game close by the TV. She and her sister Esta enjoyed crafts. Despite limited eyesight, Evelina crocheted blankets for RSVP. She loved listening to the cooking programs. Evelina got a kick out of feeding the birds who found their way to their back patio. She even fed the squirrels. Evelina was born on 10 April 1917 in South Ryegate, Vermont. She was the daughter of Maria Pacini Garbati and Amerigo Garbati. They were a young Italian couple drawn to the area by the local granite industry. Evelina's father was a granite carver who died young leaving a widowed mother to raise six children. They all worked hard to find their way in life. Evelina graduated from Woodsville New Hampshire High school with the class of 1936. On 15 August 1943 Evelina married Nicholas A. Sagris in Montpelier, VT. For several years they were a fixture on the corner of State and Main Streets in Montpelier. Evelina had trained to be a hair dresser and opened 'Evelina's Beauty Shoppe' upstairs. Nick owned and operated the 'Vogue Shoppe' downstairs. In 1960 they moved to Florida. Evelina loved her life there. She especially enjoyed going outside to her own backyard and picking fresh fruit. There was a five year period when they returned to operate a craft shop in Hampton, New Hampshire. Otherwise, they made their home in Miami and later Tampa, Florida. In 1995 they returned to Vermont to be close to her sister Esta. Her husband Nick died two weeks later. Evelina lived with her younger sister Esta in Montpelier before their move to Allenwood in 2000. Evelina is survived by her sister Esta Garbati of South Burlington, Vermont. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews throughout the United States. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her siblings Guido, Secondo, Aurora and Anselmo, her nephew Don and great-nephew Brian. There will be a 3 P.M. funeral service on Sunday the 18th of January at the Guare and Sons Funeral Home in Montpelier. Burial will be in the spring. Memorial donations may be made in her name to a charity on one's choice.
, 77 died gracefully at her home of 47 years surrounded by family on Sunday April 12, 2009.
Cathy was born October 3, 1931 in Rutland, Vermont. She was the daughter of Leo and Helene Sullivan and graduated from Mount Saint Joseph Academy, in Rutland Vermont in 1949.
After high school she worked as a telephone operator and also taught tap dancing. On October 9, 1954 she married Armand Segale in Rutland. They resided there until they moved to New Orleans while Armand was in the service. After two years in New Orleans they returned to Rutland briefly before settling in Montpelier. Cathy gave birth to six children and lived the rest of her life in the Meadow neighborhood of Montpelier, where she was a self proclaimed Meadow Queen along with her friends Betty Blouin and Mary Kerin. She dedicated these years to raising her six children and enjoying everyone in the neighborhood. She taught religious education and tap dancing to many people in Central Vermont. In 1980 Armand and Catherine opened The Linen Shoppe in Montpelier. Armand died on February 9, 1985 at the age of 53. She continued to operate The Linen Shoppe until 1995.
On June 10, 1989 Cathy married Raymond Couture of Montpelier, who also had six children with his first wife. Cathy and Ray spent their 17 years together enjoying their combination of children, stepchildren and grandchildren until Raymond's death on November 6, 2006.
Survivors include her son Anthony Segale and his wife Debbie; her children Amanda and Cheryl Ferguson, his children Jennifer and Eric and their mother Kimberly all of Atlanta Georgia; her son Michael Segale and his wife Norma, their children Nathan and Morgan of Montpelier; her daughter Ann Pelkey and her husband John and their children Jonathan and Amanda of Montpelier; her son Joseph Segale and his wife Jeannette of Huntington, her son Thomas Segale and his wife Jane and their children Nicole and Will of Natick, MA; her daughter Teresa Kajenski and husband Ken and their child Katrina of Williston; Six step children, Deborah Couture Brush, Barbara Couture Lens both of Windsor, Theresa Couture Schneiderheinze of Bedford NH; Richard Couture of Ithaca NY, Thomas Couture of Lubbock TX, Leonard Couture of Greenland NH plus sixteen step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Edward Sullivan of Fruitland Park, FL; sisters-in-law Mary Sullivan and Claire Sullivan of Rutland. She was predeceased by her brothers Richard Sullivan and John Sullivan both of Rutland.
Cathy enjoyed spending time with family and friends, reading, gardening, cooking, supporting The Boston Red Sox and cheering on her grandchildren in all their sports. She had a passion for helping others and was able to see the beauty in everyone.
Calling hours will be Thursday, April 16 from 4-7 pm at Guare and Sons Funeral Home on 30 School Street, Montpelier, VT. Her life will be celebrated at a mass on Friday, April 17 at 10 am at St. Augustine's Church in Montpelier. A reception will follow the funeral at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Barre, VT. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be mailed to St. Michael's School, at 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602.
, 90, of Gaylord Dr. died Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Woodridge nursing home.
He was born on December 11, 1918 in Willamantic, CT, the son of John M. And Theresa (Berkowitz) Skoda. He attended a one room school house in West Taghkanic, NY until he was old enough to work on his family's farm.
On September 20, 1942, he married Ruth Hall in Averil Park, NY.
He began his working career as a mechanic working on International Harvester Tractors. Then after moving to the area in 1955, he worked as service manager for State Equipment in Montpelier, retiring from there in the mid-seventies.
He had a special interest in woodworking and would build birdhouses, apple boxes, and creches that he would later donate to St. Augustine Church for raffles. He enjoyed fishing, maple sugaring, and crafts. During retirement, he would fill his time with odd jobs, helping out neighbors. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; his daughters, Christine Guilmette of Montpelier and Yvonne Manning and her husband William Mickey of Northfield; his son, John Skoda and his wife Mary of Montpelier; grandchildren, John Skoda, James Skoda, Justin Skoda, Michael Hotte, and Stuart Hotte; 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Alvarez of Bells Pond, NY and Elizabeth Proper of Germantown, NY; and one brother, Rudolph Skoda of Claverack, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Wendy Barcomb; a sister, Mary Deane, and a brother, Joseph Skoda.
Calling hours will be held from 7:00-9:00 pm on Friday, April 24, 2009 at the Guare & Sons Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be 11:30 am on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at St. Augustine Church. Committal prayers will be offered immediately following at Green Mount Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Catholic School, St. Michael's campus, 46 Barre Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
passed away Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at Heaton Woods, Montpelier.
The daughter of the Reverend Thomas H. and Edith (Britt) Cresey, Myrle (as she preferred to be known), was born on April 12, 1910 in Alburg, VT.
Because her father was a Methodist minister and served many churches in Vermont, Myrle's elementary education took place in Milton, Cabot and Essex Junction. She was a 1928 graduate of Montpelier Seminary.
Myrle established residence in Montpelier in 1929 where she was employed by the Montpelier and Waits River Railroad Company for six years. She was also employed by the Vermont Unemployment Office before she married Abraham Sowma on August 12, 1941. The Sowmas owned and operated the Brown Derby Restaurant, a very popular local business on Northfield Street in Montpelier for 33 years. Myrle retired in 1977.
Myrle was pre-deceased by her husband, Abraham (Abe) Sowma in 1989, and two sisters, Lucy Mae (Bobbe) Funk at age 73, in 1973, and Elizabeth Cresey, at age 101, in 2001.
In 1912, when Myrle was two years old, her family visited family and friends in England. After booking passage on the ill-fated Titanic, her family learned the ship would dock in New York and not Montreal, Canada, which was much closer to their home in Alburg. As a result, the family cancelled their passage on the ship that sunk in the north Atlantic on her maiden voyage.
Myrle maintained her home at 3 Derby Drive in Montpelier for 27 years before moving to Heaton Woods in 2004. Myrle, who believed in keeping fit, often took walks through the Derby Drive, Meadow Lane, Mountain View neighborhood.
Myrle is survived by her husband's nephew, Joseph Meelan of Utica, New York, and several friends and neighbors.
There will be no calling hours. Burial will be held at a later date in Hope Cemetery in Barre, next to her husband, Abraham.
76, formerly of Stratford, CT and Berlin, VT passed away peacefully July 9, 2009 after a short battle with cancer at the Vermont Respite House with his daughter Kim by his side.
He was born January 12, 1933 in Bridgeport, CT the son of Stephen J. Timko Sr. and Martha (Zentkovich) Timko/Hrasch.
Steve is survived by his loving wife Mary (Sovich) Timko of 54 years, daughter Kim York and husband Bill of Williston, daughter Joanne Fraser of Ansonia, CT, sister Martha Enright and husband Bob of Fairfield CT, grandchildren Nicole York and boyfriend Justin Gibbs of Waterbury Center VT, Jamie York of Williston VT, Natasha Fraser of Little River SC and Anna Leigh (York) Walters and husband Patrick of Canton, GA. Great-grandsons Kyle Gibbs of Waterbury Center VT, Joshua and Evan Walters of Canton GA also survive him.
The family wishes to sincerely thank the wonderful staff and volunteers at Vermont Respite House for the great care that was given to Steve during his stay.
There will be no calling hours.
A private service will be held at Guare & Sons Funeral Home Montpelier VT. Burial will be at Berlin Cemetery, Berlin VT
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston VT 05495
, 53, of the East Montpelier Road died Tuesday, December 1st, at Central Vermont Hospital.
He was born on February 24, 1956 in Morrisville, VT the son of Carl & Evelyn (Nadeau) Vivian. Bill attended Montpelier Public Schools.
Bill worked in the granite industry for 15 years as a diamond saw blade technician. His most recent job was with Miles Supply Company in Barre before his early retirement in 1989, due do his disability.
He married Bonnie Hull in Montpelier on April 16, 1977.
Bill was an avid fishermen & hunter; he enjoyed any outdoors activities and most of all his pets, Cuddles & Gavin. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Bill is survived by his wife, Bonnie; daughter, Amy Vivian and her son, Brady Vivian; son, William A. Vivian, Jr. all of East Montpelier; brother, Thomas Vivian of Montpelier; sister, Diane Trombly of Calais; nieces and nephews; Greg Trombly, Jr, Jason Trombly, Danielle Brown, Thomas Vivian, Jr., and Crystal Vivian; and an uncle, Robert Vivian of East Montpelier.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday December 6th, from 2-4 pm at Guare & Sons Funeral Home, Montpelier. A prayer service will be conducted at 3:30 pm during calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to his family and sent to: 504 East Montpelier Road, East Montpelier VT, 05651.
61, died Thursday, February 26, 2009 at his home at Heaton Woods.
He was born on May 3, 1947, the son of Frank and Edna (Ravlin) Wagner.
He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1966. After high school, Mr. Wagner worked for many years at the mink farm in Worcester. He later worked for Vermont State Hospital doing grounds maintenance and Everlasting Memorial Works on Pioneer Street. He also worked for Washington County Mental Health as a inclusion specialist.
In 1966, he married Nancy Cota in Montpelier. Their marriage ended in 1971.
He was a former member of the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed the outdoors and nature. He especially enjoyed camping and hiking with his family and drive-in movie theaters.
Survivors include his sons; Gregory Wagner, Jr. of Moretown and Christopher Wagner of North Carolina; daughter, Darlene Wagner of Barre, June King of Barre, 12 grandchildren, sisters, Archola Harlow of Montpelier, Lorraine Jenkins of Berlin, and Gaye Rouelle.and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Middlesex Methodist Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, 505 Eight Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018.
, 87, of Sodom Pond Road died Monday at her home in East Montpelier.
She was born on July 5, 1922 the daughter of Jerry & Enola (Goodrich) Slayton and she attended the Adamant School and Plainfield High School.
Lucy was married in 1939 to Charles Wheeler. They moved to CT and Lucy worked for Pratt-Whitney Aircraft during the war time and later was a baker in New Britain.
They purchased a farm in Adamant and moved back to Vermont. The couple worked their dairy farm for many years and loved raising cows, horses and enjoyed hunting and fishing and living on the land they owned. After the sale of the farm Lucy was later married to Leon Wheeler and they built a home on Sodom Pond Road. Mr. Wheeler pre-deceased her and she continued to live independently for many years in her home they built. Lucy also loved animals, especially her dog, Chi Chi.
She survived by a nieces and nephews. Lucy's brothers and sisters are all deceased, Homer Slayton, Alice Converse, Elgin Slayton, Horace Slayton and Dorothy Slayton.
The family would like to thank the Central Vermont Home Health Agency, Council on Aging, and the Meals on Wheels Program.
A grave side service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31st, at Poplar Hill Cemetery, North Montpelier Village. Rev. Rebecca Clark, Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church will officaite.
, 89, of Wheelock Street , Montpelier died at her home, Friday, July 10, 2009. She was born in East Barre , VT on October 5, 1919 the daughter of Ernesto & Ambrogina Locarno.
Adera received her education in Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1937. She later attended the former Heaton Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in the Class of 1940.
Adera married Harry W. White on November 28, 1940 in Montpelier .
She served in the U.S. Army during WW 2. Adera was an instructor of nursing while stationed in Sioux Falls , S.D; and served as a nurse with the rank of Lieutenant in the Philippines until she was discharge at the end of the war.
She later worked at the former Heaton Hospital in Montpelier and several years as the school nurse at Montpelier High School in the 60's, 70's & early 80's.
Adera was a member of the VFW # 792 Post & Auxiliary and a member of the American Legion Post # 3. She enjoyed playing golf and bingo.
She is survived by her husband, Harry of Montpelier and son, Timothy E. White of Montpelier ; and several nieces and nephews.
A grave side service with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at Berlin Corners Cemetery . There will be no calling hours. A memorial reception will follow the service at the VFW on Pioneer Street .
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road , Barre , VT 05641 .
, 80, of Waitsfield died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on December 14, 2009 after a long illness.
Freeman was born on July 5, 1929 to Orra and Grace (Clark) White in Middlesex, VT. He was the youngest of eight children. He overcame many hardships in his life to become the much respected and loved man that we all knew. His mother died when he was only four and due to his father's illness he was on his own at the age of nine. He was in the military from 1947-1950, serving most of his tour in Japan.
He married June Lacillade in 1952 and together they raised five children. This past September they celebrated 57 wonderful years of marriage.
After leaving the service, he started working for H. A. Hubbard Fuel Company in Montpelier which relocated in Waitsfield in 1961. In 1967, Freeman and his wife, June, purchased the fuel company and renamed it to F. G. White Co., Inc. which he ran until they sold it to their oldest son, Stephen, in 1995 when Freeman semi retired. In 1995, he purchased the adjoining property to the oil company and built a convenience store which is now known as Waitsfield Valero.
Throughout the years Freeman and June traveled extensively to all 50 states and several countries. Freeman was an avid golfer, watched nascar, golfed, watched football, golfed, watched major league baseball, golfed, and spent time with his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, June of Waitsfield; his son, Stephen White and his wife Lynn of Addison; his son, Wayne White and his companion Colleen of Northfield Falls; his daughter, Susan Rounds of East Montpelier; his daughter, Wendy Gilbert and her husband Brian of Waitsfield;
ten grandchildren: Chad White, Matthew White, Buffy Miller, Heather Gauvin, Kelly Otty, William Rounds, Justin Lamson, Grant Folsom, Katie Vinton, Garret Folsom;
ten great grandchildren: Kyla, Kyra, Jordyn, Brendan, Caleb, Leah, Gracie, Sophia, Tucker, and Natalie; his in-laws: Marion Aubertin, Geneva White, Joyce White, Ethel Lacillade, Virgil Hall, Dolores Bolles, Cynthia Decoteau, Sherrie LaCount and James LaCount and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Debi White; five brothers: Roy, Raymond, Edward, Robert and Orra and two sisters: Alice and Emerline.
Calling hours will be held from 6-8 pm, Friday, Dec. 18th, at Guare & Sons Funeral Home, 30 School Street, Montpelier.
Funeral will be held at the Waitsfield United Church of Christ, Main Street, Waitsfield, VT on Saturday, December 19th at 11:00 AM. Immediately following the service, join the family to share memories and food downstairs in the church.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641
, 78, of Deerfield Drive, died Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the Central Vermont Medical Center.
He was born in Easton, ME on November 5, 1930, the son of Alexander and Ethel (Williams) Wortman. He attended high school in Easton and graduated president of his class in 1949. He was Captain of the school baseball team and also excelled in basketball. After high school, he attended the University of Maine at Orono, graduating in 1953 with a B.A. in Agricultural Economics and Farm Management.
After college he enlisted in the United States Army in 1954 and served during the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1956 with the rank of First Lieutenant .
On July 16, 1953, he married Jean Cass in Easton, ME.
His career began in Aroostook County, Maine with the Farmers Home Administration. Moving to Vermont in 1965, he continued with that office and retired as Chief of Rural Housing in 1987 after 33 years.
After his retirement he would buy and sell antique tools as a hobby. His other passions were his vegetable gardens, World Series Champion Boston Red Sox and most of all his family.
He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Montpelier where for many years he served as Treasurer.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Wortman; two daughters, Karla Jurentkuff and her husband Kris of Peacham and Kathy Bousquet and her husband Stephen of Morrisville; two sons, Kevin Wortman and his wife Linda of Waterbury Center and Keith (Kim) Wortman and his wife Kareen of Westford, MA; Grandchildren are Kevin Wortman and his wife Amanda of Irvine, CA, Kristopher Wortman and his fiancé Kelly Kumm of Burlington, MA, Katie Wortman of Silverthorne, CO, Sarah Wortman of Waterbury Center, VT, Elizabeth Bousquet and Alexander Bousquet, both of Morrisville, VT.
He was predeceased by five brothers, Lawrence, Ruel, Eslie, Aldine, and Neil.
There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm on Friday, April 17, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Montpelier. Committal services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 5 St. Paul Street, Montpelier, VT.