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passed away at home on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in Carlisle, PA with his loving wife and daughter by his side. He was born April 16, 1934 in Newport, VT to the late Colonel Aubrey W. Akin (USAR) and the late Laura Isabelle Cobleigh Akin. He attended schools in Newport, numerous military bases both in the USA and Germany and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1957. He moved to Tampa, FL where he joined Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and worked in the Claims Department for 20 years. For the next 20 years, he was a paralegal for the law firm of Dean, Ringers, Morgan & Lawton in Orlando, FL. Walter loved to fish in Lake Memphremagog in Vermont, golf, and spend time with family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Louise Akin of Carlisle, PA; son Thomas Akin of Orlando, FL; daughter Mary Lynne (and husband Bruce) Stoller; and two grandchildren, Kendall Nicole and Scott Walter Stoller, all of Aurora, Illinois. His family will return him to his beloved home in Newport, VT.
- Leona was born to Howard and Ethel Rollins on December 21, 1919 in Fitch Bay, Quebec Canada. Leona was part of large family which included several brothers and sisters: Norman, deceased, Murray, deceased, Olive, Allen, deceased, Maynard, and Glenna. Leona married Carl Alger, also Fitch Bay and they operated dairy farms in both Canada, and Coventry Vermont. Carl and Leona immigrated to the United States in 1947. Upon Carls death in 1958, Leona ran the farm in Coventry alone, but she finally sold it in the Spring of 1960 and took a job at Orleans Manufacturing, where she worked in the payroll division for thirty years, retiring from that position in 1990. Leona was missed upon her retirement not only for her good work but for her donuts, appreciated by her whole family and many others in the surrounding area. In 1966 Leona met Bruno LaBounty Jr. and they formed a companionship that lasted for over fifty years. Leona and "Sonny" enjoyed their life together in both Orleans and Bushnell, Florida for many years. The spent many hours playing cards and doing for others. They attended many athletic contests of their grandchildren and Leona and Sonny often said that their greatest loves in their lives were for their grandchildren and great grandchildren who they took with them at every opportunity. Leona is survived by her husband Bruni La?Bounty, her daughter Beverly and James Alexander of Berkshire Vermont, her son David and Nancy Alger of Lexington Kentucky, her daughter, Cheryl and husband Richard of Wolcott Vermont, and grandchildren: Shelly Kelly, and Carl Alger, both of Lexington KY. Jo Ann Laggis of Fairfield VT, and James Edward Alexander of Williamstown MA, and Jennifer Clapp of Wolcott VT, and Jeremy Holton who predeceased Leona. Leona was not only "Grammie" to her grandchildren, who she loved dearly. Jo's daughters, Alexandra and Kelly, and Teddy's son, Jimmy, Shelley's daughter, Courtney, and son Isaiah, Carl's daughter, Amanda, Jennifer's son, Benjamin, and Jeremy's daughter, Ayauna. In accordance with Leona's wishs there will be no calling hours nor a funeral. Anyone desiring to make a donation in Leona's memory could make one to Bel Aire Nursing Home in Newport VT.
of Newport, Vermont passed away peacefully on December 26, 2015 in Newport at the age of 101. Ruth was born in West Derby on April 15, 1914 to Roy and Emma (Carlquist) Shattuck, the youngest of their four children. She was a graduate of Newport High School and attended nursing school in the former Orleans Memorial Hospital. She married Ellis S. Austin Jr. on January 14, 1933. She was a lifelong resident of Newport. As a homemaker, loving wife and mother Ruth was always well known for her cooking and baking – especially her homemade donuts. She had many interests and loved attending auctions and collecting antique dolls. She was a wonderful craftswoman and spent many hours braiding rugs for family and friends and spent many enjoyable hours fishing along the banks of Lake Memphremagog. Ruth always had a sharp mind and keen sense of humor and she never passed up a good game of cribbage or bingo. She loved reminiscing about the history of Newport. As a centenarian she was interviewed on a number of occasions to talk about her fond and vivid memories of Newport and was featured in Vermont's Northland Journal and USA Today. In April following her 101st birthday, during an interview for the Northeast Kingdom Voice TV show she said, "I never thought I'd live to be this age. It never crossed my mind. I sure have lived a good life though." Ruth is survived by her three children: Jean Poutre, Charles Austin and his wife Alice, Paula Conover and her husband Peter all of Newport, Vermont. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ellis in September 1974 and by her three siblings Flora Fountain, Gladys Drew and Harold Shattuck, her son-in-law Fernand Poutre and grand daughter Jennifer Roy. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter, 502 Strawberry Acres, Newport, VT 05855 or the Bel Aire Activities Fund c/o Bel Aire Center, 35 Bel Aire Drive, Newport, VT 05855. A gathering in celebration of Ruth's life will be held in the springtime. Interment will follow at the Kelsey-Morrill Cemetery on Shattuck Hill, Derby, Vermont.
, 92, formerly of Newport Center, died on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at Bel-Aire Center, Newport. She was born on September 3, 1923, in NY, NY to William and Emma Henn (Roth). Arleene graduated from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx, NY. Following graduation she went to work for New York Life Insurance Company in NYC. She married James Avery on August 31, 1945 in New York. They resided in Mt. Kisco, New York for 36 years. Arleene worked for a local bank and then local attorneys in Mt. Kisco. In 1967 she went to work at IBM Headquarters in Armonk, NY as an Executive Secretary. Upon retirement in 1982, she and James moved to Marco Island, Florida. In 1998 they moved to Newport Center. Arleene enjoyed playing bridge, knitting and golf. She is survived by their daughter, Barbara Buchanan and her husband, Craig of Derby. She was predeceased by her husband James in 2012 and by her sister, Muriel Dreher and husband, Frank, of Tucson, AZ. Contributions in her memory may be made to Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice, Inc., 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.
, 86, of Newport, Vermont passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on September 6, 2016 in Newport, VT. He was born on April 9, 1930 in Newport to Stanley and Doris (Leavitt) Baker. On September 11, 1954 he married Hilda Manning, the love of his life, who predeceased him on June 15, 2015. Bob was a graduate of Newport High School. He honorably served on active duty in the United States Navy from July, 1948 through July, 1952. He worked many years for the Newport Daily Express and then as assistant Post Master for the United States Post Office in Newport until he retired. Among his hobbies, Bob enjoyed fishing and hunting (often with his good friend, Joe Coutu, who predeceased him), bowling on a league in Derby and playing cribbage (frequently with his son Brad). Bob was also an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed discussing the games with his brother Don. He also enjoyed trips with his wife to Nashville, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri to see the singers and listen to country music. In recent years his favorite pastime was sitting on his front porch and waving to friends and neighbors as they drove or walked by his home. Bob devoted his life to his wife and children. There was nothing he enjoyed more than being with his family. He is survived by his children: Debbie Gebbie and her husband Brad of Glover, VT, Brenda McNeal and her husband Tim of Mobile, AL, Bradley Baker and his wife Jodi of Newport, VT, and Kim Fortin and her husband Bob of Goffstown, NH. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Megan Duquette and her husband Jonny of Billings, Montana, Jenna Hurd and her husband Tom of St. Johnsbury, VT, Taylor Fortin and Michael Fortin both of Goffstown, NH and by his great grandchildren: Owen Hurd, Kylee and Kinsley Duquette. He is survived by his siblings: Betty Ann Finn of St. Albans, VT, Donald Baker and his wife Polly of Summerfield, FL, Stanley Baker and his wife Mimi of Derby, VT, Mona Lewis and her husband Mickey of Newport, VT, Doris Demers and her husband Leo of Whitefield, NH, and Valda Cole of Arcadia, FL along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Vera McFarlane, his sister Bonnie Bullis and her husband Rob, his brother Larry Baker and wife Laura, his brother Winston Kelley, his brother Larry Kelley, his brother-in-law Mickey McFarlane and his brother-in-law Winfield Cole. A very special thank you goes out to neighbors Nancy Cook, Penny Flood and James and Wendy Leithead for their kindness and affection toward Bob. Bob's family would like to recognize Cynthia Turner and care givers Lianne, Marti, Kim, Sue, Jen, Kim, Chuck and Theresa as well as Orleans/Essex Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice for their services. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport with the Rev. Kelly Delauries officiating, including full military honors. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Orleans/Essex V.N.A. and Hospice, Inc, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, VT 05855 or to the Vermont Fish & Game, 1 National Life Drive, Montpelier, VT 05602.
, 87, of Shelburne, passed away at Birchwood Terrace on March 29, 2015. He grew up in Koenigsberg, East Prussia, son of Paul and Elfriede (Tiefensee) Bartlau. Alfred was a World War II veteran, fighting on the Russian front, receiving a medal for his wounds. He immigrated to New York City in 1954, where he met and married a Bavarian immigrant, Wiltrude (Trudy) Post. Trudy and Alfred moved to Vermont in 1962, building their own little cabin in the wilds of East Haven, then buying a farm in Coventry where they started to raise their family. Alfred was a true entrepreneur, owning various apartment buildings, businesses and pieces of land, throughout his life. Alfred and his family eventually moved to Morgan Center, on the shores of Seymour Lake, where he lived for 25 years. Alfred loved the water, particularly ice fishing. Many will recall that Alfred and Trudy owned the Morgan Country Store from the mid '70s and early '80s. They lived for most of their last years with their son, Walter, in Shelburne. Alfred worked for many years as maintenance supervisor at North Country Hospital in Newport, VT, and also worked at Ethan Allen Firing Range, for the VT Army National Guard, in the same capacity. Alfred was highly regarded for his love of all people's uniqueness and diversity, his wonderful sense of humor, his eternal optimism, and his great love for music which brought him tremendous comfort his entire life. His children affectionately remember his devotion to family, his love of being outdoors, sharing time with family and friends, and fondly recall numerous mushroom and berry picking competitions, tobogganing and creating whirlpools in the family's pool in the dark. Alfred took great pleasure in mastering the art of cooking which began as a child, in Koenigsberg, as well as enjoying many activities including swimming, barbequing, hunting, fishing, and playing games. Alfred was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Wiltrude, in 2013, and his brothers Paul and Gerhard Bartlau. Surviving family include his brother Walter Bartlau of Santiago, Chile; son Werner Bartlau (Jennifer) of Cambridge; daughter Monika Turner (Jonathan Fenton) of South Burlington; son, Walter Bartlau of Shelburne, a former longtime employee of UVM; son, Peter Bartlau of Westford, a 28 year employee of IBM; and grandchildren, Joseph Turner, Thomas Bartlau, Katrina Turner, Elise Turner, and Morgan Bartlau. Per Alfred's wishes, there will be no services. His ashes will be scattered privately at a later date.
, 91, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, beloved wife of Joe Basil passed away on March 26, 2016 in Rockville, Maryland. She was born on January 30, 1925 in Island Pond, VT to Leo and Marie (Turgeon) Steady. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Island Pond in 1943 and later attended Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine where she received her RN degree. Marie nursed in Maine, Vermont, California, and Illinois. She served in WWII in the Army Nurses Corps. On July 21, 1951 she married Joe Basil who survives her. She loved spending time with her husband Joe and her daughters Glorie Ann, and Mary Jo, and she also enjoyed playing cards, arts and crafts, and embroidery. She is also survived by her brother John Steady of Glens Falls, NY. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on May 14, 2016 at St. James Catholic Cemetery in Island Pond, VT; with Rev. Leopold Bilodeau officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Sunrise Manor in Island Pond.
, 84, of Troy, Vermont passed away peacefully at her home in Newport, Vermont on Friday September 2 surrounded by her children. Born the first of eight children of Philippe and Bernadette Lauzon in Mawcook, Canada on January 1, 1932; She was predeceased by her loving husband Roger Bathalon on September 4, 1989.
She lived a full life first as a farmer's daughter helping her father, then as a farmer's wife, homemaker and mother. Life took a turn when Roger changed careers as a carpenter and she helped him build two homes. She enjoyed many years working as a chamber maid at Hotel Jay and as a seamstress for Bogner Sports in Newport, Vermont. All the while she provided a loving home for family and friends to gather for good food, lots of laughter and always cold beer on hand. She enjoyed many friends in life, often seen helping out at church functions or more often on the dance floor with her husband. Her passion was working in her flowers both inside and out. As she said many times in later life: "I would do it all again."
The last of her generation for the Bathalon family, she is survived by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren: Paul & Lucy, children Sara and Emma; Gaston & Rose, children Amanda (Sister Regina SCC), Emilie & Joshua White (children Theodore and Catherine), Phillip & Colleen, and Jeffrey; Andre, children Megan & Matt Cameron (children Bryce and Nora), Eben & Sue (children Sofie and Andre); Rachel & Mike Wehner, children Kevin and partner Rachel, Katelynn, and Kristopher; Michael, daughter Kara & Ian Bouchette (children Noah and Owen). She is also survived by her siblings Jim Lauzon and spouse Carol, Lise Turgeon, John Lauzon and partner Lucy, and Denise Guillemette and spouse Roland, many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.
She is predeceased by three siblings, Gelles Lauzon, Giselle Roberts and Albert Lauzon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Troy on Saturday September 10, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. with interment in St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Cemetery in Lowell directly following. Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Troy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Northern New England Chapter
, 80, of Newport Center, Vermont passed away on December 18, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 12, 1935, in Newport Center to Earl and Ella (Sanville) Taylor. Rachel graduated from Newport Center High School in 1953. She married Robert J. Westover on May 31, 1958, who predeceased her in March of 1981. On March 8, 2005, she married C. Lary Bean, who survives her.
Rachel was the Town Clerk and Treasurer for the Town of Newport for 30 years. She took great pride in her job and devoted many hours to helping the people of Newport Center. She was delighted when she was recognized for her work by being included in Who's Who. She was a member of the American Legion Post 21 Auxiliary and the Newport Center High School Alumni Association. She was a former director of the Goodrich Memorial Library. One of her greatest joys was time spent with family and friends, especially at the holidays and at summer cookouts. She enjoyed creating floral arrangements, cooking, baking and most importantly taking care of her loved ones.
She is survived by her husband, C. Lary Bean of Newport Center and by her children, Tammy Westover of Newport Center, and John Westover and his wife Takako, of Japan, and by her grandchildren Victoria Westover of Westfield, Vt, and Lyla and Elise Westover of Japan. Rachel is also survived by her step-children, Karen Bennett and her husband, Tim, and Robyn Hamilton of Maine and Christina Torres and
her husband John of Maryland, and by step-grandchildren, Stephanie Inman and her husband Walter, and Justin Hamilton of Maine, and Ainslee and Ivy Torres of Maryland.
She is also survived by her sisters, Beverly Couture and her husband Armand of Irasburg, and Sonja Bissonnette and her husband Norbert, of Middletown, CT, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00, Wednesday, December 23, at the Newport Center Cemetery. Should friends desire, in lieu of flowers, contributions in her name may be made to SASH (Support and Services at Home), PO Box 259, 48 Elm Street, Lyndonville, VT 05851. The SASH program provided assistance to the family to honor Rachel's wishes of being able to remain in her home.
passed away on December 12, 2015 in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was born to Eleonore Houle and Norbert Beauregard in 1932. A native of the state of Vermont, living in Charleston, Derby, Holland, Morgan, and Newport, Roger spent the last fourteen winters in Punta Gorda, Florida with his wife Colleen. They were joined there at various times by his brother and sister-in-law, Maurice and Sylvia Beauregard, sister-in-law, Carolyn Rhodes, brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence "Buzz" and Lucille "Lou" Moore, and many cherished friends. He was previously deceased by brother-in-law, Howard Rhodes, and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Moore, both of whom were also winter residents in Punta Gorda. Roger and Colleen were married for 58 loving, happy years. They have three children with loving partners: Tim Beauregard and Anne de Vos, Lisa Presson and husband Todd Presson, and Lorelei Lewis and husband Mark Lewis. Roger was a strong believer in a hard day's work and exemplified this work ethic in all his professional endeavors. In his early years, he worked seven days a week to help run his family farm. Roger then diversified his career to include a successful business in the pulpwood industry and mail delivery for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years. Family, however, was always first in Roger's heart. He was a loving grandfather to Ashley Lewis, who sadly left this earth in 2005, Benjamin "Ben" Lewis and his wife, Tara Lewis, Joshua "Josh" Presson, Molly Presson and Lorne Beauregard. He also touched and brightened the lives of his three great-grand daughters, McKayla, Juliana and Emma Lewis. Roger could be heard singing his heart out, laughing from the bottom of his belly and cheering on his beloved Red Sox. He loved a good game of cribbage or "500" and welcomed every guest with a Manhattan or a glass of wine and a kiss on both cheeks. He will be greatly missed by all his family, including numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Per Roger's request, his service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newport, Vermont at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday May 21, 2016 where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. on Friday May 20, 2016 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport. His burial will follow at St. Edwards Cemetery in Derby Line, Vermont, where both his parents and Colleen's parents rest.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Roger's memory can be sent to; North East Kingdom Hemotology & Oncology (NEKHO), P.O. Box 838, Newport, VT 05855 - St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church Preservation Fund, 191 Clermont Terrace, Newport, VT 05855
passed away on December 12, 2015 in Port Charlotte, Florida. He was born to Eleonore Houle and Norbert Beauregard in 1932. A native of the state of Vermont, living in Charleston, Derby, Holland, Morgan, and Newport, Roger spent the last fourteen winters in Punta Gorda, Florida with his wife Colleen. They were joined there at various times by his brother and sister-in-law, Maurice and Sylvia Beauregard, sister-in-law, Carolyn Rhodes, brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence "Buzz" and Lucille "Lou" Moore, and many cherished friends. He was previously deceased by brother-in-law, Howard Rhodes, and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Moore, both of whom were also winter residents in Punta Gorda. Roger and Colleen were married for 58 loving, happy years. They have three children with loving partners: Tim Beauregard and Anne de Vos, Lisa Presson and husband Todd Presson, and Lorelei Lewis and husband Mark Lewis. Roger was a strong believer in a hard day's work and exemplified this work ethic in all his professional endeavors. In his early years, he worked seven days a week to help run his family farm. Roger then diversified his career to include a successful business in the pulpwood industry and mail delivery for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years. Family, however, was always first in Roger's heart. He was a loving grandfather to Ashley Lewis, who sadly left this earth in 2005, Benjamin "Ben" Lewis and his wife, Tara Lewis, Joshua "Josh" Presson, Molly Presson and Lorne Beauregard. He also touched and brightened the lives of his three great-grand daughters, McKayla, Julianna and Emma Lewis. Roger could be heard singing his heart out, laughing from the bottom of his belly and cheering on his beloved Red Sox. He loved a good game of cribbage or "500" and welcomed every guest with a Manhattan or a glass of wine and a kiss on both cheeks. He will be greatly missed by all his family, including numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Per Roger's request, his service will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newport, Vermont in the spring of 2016, date and time to be determined. His burial will follow at St. Edwards Cemetery in Derby Line, Vermont, where both his parents and Colleen's parents rest.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Roger's memory can be sent to;
North East Kingdom Hemotology & Oncology (NEKHO)
P.O. Box 838 Newport, VT 05855.?St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church Preservation Fund 191 Clermont Terrace Newport, VT 05855.
, a Daughter of Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, passed away after a recent change in her health condition on November 9, 2016 at Holy Cross Health Care, Manchester, NH at the age of 84. Sr. Yvette was born on September, 11, 1932 in East Hereford, Co Compton, Quebec. She was the daughter of Emmanuel Beloin and Rosa Adam.
Sr. Yvette professed her vows with her Religious Congregation on July 18, 1953. During her 63 years of religious life, Sr. Yvette served in various missions of the U.S. Province in Champlain and Morrisonville, New York, in Newport and Burlington, Vermont, and Colebrook and Littleton, New Hampshire.
Sr. Yvette dedicated her life of ministry in teaching, care of boarding students, work with the elderly in an assisted living facility and in administration. Whatever the call, she committed fully to that service, giving generously and whole-heartedly to the needs before her. Sr. Yvette also had a great love of nature and all creation; she took to the care of gardening with passionate interest.
Sr. Yvette was predeceased by her parents, seven brothers: Léon, Amédée, Louis, Eugène, Alcide, Arthur and Roger and two sisters: Marie Rose and Thérèse. She is survived by three brothers: Gérard of Coaticook, Qc, Ernest of East Hereford, Qc, and George of Coaticook, Qc and one sister: Léonie of West Stewartstown, NH and the Sister of her Religious Community.
A prayer service will be held on Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Mount Sacred Heart. Her Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 12, 10:30 a.m. at Mount Sacred Heart, Littleton NH. Her burial will follow at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary Cemetery, Newport Vt.
Memorial donations in Sr. Yvette's name may be may addressed to Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 226 Grove Street, Littleton NH 03561.
BETHEL, Vt. (AP) - The body of a missing 12-year-old Vermont girl was found Wednesday.
body was found about 4:45 p.m. said State Police Director Col. James Baker.
"The painful discovery of Brooke's body today is tragic and heartbreaking," Baker said.
He called the death "clearly suspicious" but declined to give details before a planned briefing Thursday morning.
of Shelton CT passed away on December 31st. with her family by her side, at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center of Shelton CT. Jacki was born on September 24, 1952 in Newport Vermont to the late Merrill (Manny) and Rachel (McNamara) Thompson of Glover Vermont.
Jacki graduated from Lake Region High School in 1971 and worked at Bogner Ski Wear in Newport before moving to Connecticut.
She had a distinguish career in the Healthcare industry. She worked at several area facilities over her life time including Masonicare Hospice. Prior to retirement in January 2016 she was a RN/Nursing Supervisor at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center for many years. Still working at the facility per-diem until recently, she felt the staff was her second family. Jacki had many interest, quilting being her favorite pass time. If you were fortunate to receive one of her quilts as a gift, you knew it came with much love and hours of dedication.
Jacki was a loving wife, mother, sister, and grandmother. She is survived by her husband: Joseph Bennetta of Shelton CT, retired Teamster Union Official Local 191, daughter: Judith, (Jeff) Richard of Oxford CT, sister: Rebecca Twombly of Shelton CT, grandsons: Benjamin and Brian Richard of Oxford CT, these two boys were the light of her life, nephew: Chad Twombly & Family of Oxford CT, Several Step-children/grandchildren and her Dad's beloved dog RIO.
Service were held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, CT. Spring Interment will be held at a date to be announced in Pleasantview Cemetery in Orleans Vermont.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that contributions be sent to United Methodist Home State of, 580 Long Hill Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484 in memory of Jacki Bennetta.
Our beloved best friend will be missed.
, 82, of Barton, Vermont beloved wife of Norman W. Benoit passed away on January 22, 2015 in Newport, Vermont.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.
Two prospects from the U.S. Ski Team were killed in an avalanche Monday while skiing near their European training base in the Austrian Alps.
The team said Ronnie Berlack, 20, and Bryce Astle
, 19, died in the incident near the Rettenbach glacier in the mountains over Soelden, the venue for the annual season-opening World Cup races.
Berlack, from Franconia, New Hampshire, and Astle, from Sandy, Utah, were part of a group of six skiers who were descending from the 3,056-meter Gaislachkogel when they left the prepared slope and apparently set off the avalanche. The other four skied out of the slide and escaped unhurt.
Officials in the Tyrolean region said an avalanche alert had been declared for the area after days of heavy snowfall and mild temperatures.
"Ronnie and Bryce were both outstanding ski racers who were passionate about their sport — both on the race course and skiing the mountain," U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association President and CEO Tiger Shaw said. "Our hearts go out to the Berlack and Astle families, as well as to their extended sport family. Both of them loved what they did and conveyed that to those around them."
The tragedy has left the U.S. Ski Team "in shock," Alpine director Patrick Riml told The Associated Press in Croatia, Zagreb, where the American slalom team was preparing for a World Cup race on Tuesday.
Head coach Sascha Rearick left Zagreb shortly after being informed and traveled back to Austria to be with the so-called development team Berlack and Astle were part of.
Riml said the athletes were free to decide whether they still wanted to compete in Tuesday's night race, adding the team planned to wear mourning bands.
"We are all very close," said Riml, an Austrian who was born and grew up in Soelden. "We train a lot in Park City. We'll see how they handle the whole thing and how they react."
Riml added "it's a shock for everybody. Two great boys, great athletes, good skiers. They were fun to have around. We are all in shock, still. It's very tragic."
Berlack and Astle were part of a group of 10 skiers on the development team who gained experience in the Europa Cup and were preparing to race on the top-level World Cup.
"They all have the potential (to be on the World Cup)," Riml said. "These two boys were among the other eight boys who are our future. We believed in these guys, that's why we selected them."
Berlack was a member of the Franconia Ski Club who recently trained at Vermont's Burke Mountain Academy. He had earned a spot on the development team in 2013 and finished 11th in downhill and 17th in super-G at the National championships that year in Squaw Valley.
Berlack grew up in Franconia, the small town in the White Mountains that also produced U.S., world and Olympic champion Bode Miller. Rich Smith, program director at the Franconia Ski Club, said he had known Berlack since he was 7.
"There's not enough words to say what a great guy Ronnie Berlack was and always will be," Smith said.
In a statement, Burke Mountain Academy said it was devastated by Berlack's death. His father, Steve Berlack, is a coach at the academy. His mother, Cindy, is also a ski coach.
"Only last week Ronnie was here at BMA training with us," the school said. "Ronnie was someone we all loved and deeply respected. He had a huge spirit. There is no one who better represents our core values than Ronnie. Our hearts go out to his parents Steve and Cindy, and his sister Carolyn."
At the Dec. 5 World Cup downhill in Beaver Creek, Berlack was one of the five forerunners, who test a course before the actual race starts. Berlack was also set to be a forerunner during the world championships on the same course next month, U.S ski team spokeswoman Megan Harrod told the AP.
Astle was invited to train with the development team this season after strong early season results, including two top-10 results at NorAm Cup races last month in Canada.
"He was hoping ... to be in the next Olympics, that was his goal," his mother Laura Astle said, "and he was pretty much on his way."
, 86, a former longtime resident of the Mad River Valley, passed away in the comfort of his home in North Troy on Tuesday, November 22, 2016. Born in Montpelier on May 28, 1930, he was the son of the late Wallace and Pauline (Farnham) Berno. On July 6, 1969, Clifford married the former Evelyn May (Wheelock) in Berlin. Evelyn passed away on December 14, 2006.
Clifford was a 1948 graduate of St. Michael's High School in Montpelier. He went on to work as sawyer at the former Newhall Mill in Middlesex before enlisting in the US Army and served his country during the Korean War. Following his discharge, Clifford worked with his father in the poultry business and then later for the Ward Lumber Co. in Moretown. Moving to Worcester Ma., he was employed as a machinist for several years before returning to Vermont, settling in Moretown, and working for the Sugarbush Ski Area and Mad River Glen Ski Area developing trails and building lift towers. In 1969, Clifford began work for the Vt. State Agency of Transportation as a truck driver for the District 6 Garage in Middlesex and later became the inventory manager there, retiring in 1987. Following his retirement, he and Evelyn have made their home in North Troy.
Clifford enjoyed fishing, going for long walks, vegetable and flower gardening and was a member of the North Troy American Legion Post 28.
Clifford is survived by his sister, Paula Berno of Barre; close friends in Newport and North Troy; as well as extended family.
Graveside services with military honors will be held this spring from Mountain View Cemetery in Moretown with a date and time to be announced. For those who wish memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Missisquoi Valley Senior Citizen Center, PO Box 621, North Troy Vt. 05859 or the North Troy Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 514, North Troy Vt. 05859. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury.
of Beebe, Que. died Saturday, October 25, at the hospital in Magog, Que. surrounded by his family, after a short illness that was beset by complications of a long-term condition. He was 84.
Junior was born in Irasburg, Vt. to Edson Blake Senior and Lillian Sanville Blake. He was the first child of a large family.
He married his second wife, Dorothy Buckland, in June 1956. He had two sons from a previous marriage and three sons from his second marriage. He was predeceased by an infant daughter in 1956. He was involved in coaching his sons' sports teams, and he owned vans to transport the teams to their games. He also enjoyed playing darts and shuffleboard at the Legion.
Junior worked on the power line installation in Vermont in the 1950s. He was a maintenance foreman at Butterfield Union Twist Drill in Derby Line, and he owned a milk delivery route until disability forced him to retire in 1979.
He and Dot bought a camper and spent winters in Florida, where they enjoyed being with friends from all over the United States.
He is survived by his wife, Dot; and by his sons: Wilbur Blake and his wife Robin of Hardwick, Vt; Bill Blake and his wife Penny of Carthage, N.Y.; Steve Blake of Sherbrooke, Que; Mike Blake of Derby Line, Vt; and Greg Blake of Beebe, Que. and his companion Darlene Simpson of Sheffield, Vt. He is also survived by a brother, Seth (Babe) Blake and his wife Nancy of Florida and by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Junior was predeceased by the following sisters: Eleanor Young, Margaret McFarland, Delia (Tootse) Peck, Patty Manning, and Linda Ignjatovoc.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Woodside Cemetery in Beebe, Quebec
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Memphrémagog for their care and support.
died peacefully on May 9, 2016 after battling a long illness. Irene was born in Lee County, Texas on July 19, 1926 to the late Bertha Hoeschel and William Reinhardt Bloh. She married her late husband, Donald McNally, in 1946 and moved to Vermont where she resided until 2004, when she moved to Winston-Salem and lived with her daughter Bonny. She enjoyed gardening, needlework, and reading. Her family will miss her and remember her as humble, sweet, and caring, and always serving others. She is survived by her daughter, Bonny McNally; one son, Timothy and wife Rhonda; and daughter Celina Blair and husband Clesson; four grandchildren, Christie, Sean, Nathan and Kristel, and two great-grandchildren, Jayda and Perrin. Visitation will be at Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport on Thursday, May 19 from 5:00-7:00 PM, and funeral service will be held on Friday, May 20 at 10:00 AM at Derby Community Church. Interment will follow at Derby Cemetery. In addition to flowers, memorials may be made to Derby Community Church, 3064 US-5, Derby, VT 05829 or National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Miami, FL 33131
, 68 - January 5, 1948 – August 28, 2016, "Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same." (Flavia Weedn)
William "Bill" Joel Bly, a lifelong Vermonter and lover of running, skiing, and maple syrup, passed away on August 28, 2016 in Belleville, Arkansas. Although his life ended unexpectedly, he lived and loved life fully with humor and enthusiasm infectious to everyone he met.
Born in Newport, Vermont to the late Edward and Thelma Bly, Bill and his three sisters grew up raising Holstein cattle on a dairy farm in East Charleston. No stranger to hard work, he helped manage the farm, attended Derby Academy, and ran track and cross country, where he set and held numerous records. After graduating, he pursued his interest in electronics by attending Vermont Technical College, married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie, and then enlisted and served in the Navy for six years as an electronics technician. While serving, son Scott and daughter Kristy were born and his Navy travels landed them in Puerto Rico, where the sand met the sea and friends became family. Nearing the end of the Vietnam War, he moved his family back to Vermont, welcomed the arrival of daughter Rae-Anne, and began a nearly 20 year electronics career working for Motorola until starting his own company, Bly Communications.
Despite choosing a career outside of farming, Bill remained a country farm boy at heart. With his keen carpentry skills, he built two beautiful homes in which to raise his family, large vegetable gardens, and a menagerie of cats, sheep, horses, and a miniature donkey named "Beau". He and his friend BJ boiled sap to keep his maple syrup "habit" alive and after the maple trees were tragically lost in an ice storm, he began keeping bees for honey, which in true character he affectionately called "bee barf".
Although he made horrible Cream of Wheat in his childhood years, he became a really good cook as an adult to fuel his love of food. From elaborate breakfast bowls of "berries, nuts, and twigs" and chock-full omelets to vegetable stir-fry's and grilled salmon, his creations were always mouth-watering. His true food love, however, were sweets. He lived for desserts: his mother's pies (fruit, chocolate, whoopee – you name it he ate it), his sister's cookies, Rae-Anne's tarts, anything with maple syrup – or that could serve as a maple syrup delivery device, and his beloved Ben and Jerry's ice cream.
Sugar highs in combination with Bill's naturally energetic nature and sense of humor made him a really fun person to be around. He worked hard and played hard, although often worked more than he played. He loved music and dancing and excelled at downhill skiing, tennis, and running. He was an avid runner who completed many marathons, including the Boston Marathon at age 60. He maintained the weight lifting routine he established in the Navy and would do any outside activity any time of the year. After satisfying his daily "endorphin fix", he would relax by watching football (go Patriots!) and napping on the couch. Sundays were his favorite day to unwind and spend time with family.
In his late 50s the tides of change welcomed a new family into his life. He and wife Myra lived in South Hero, Vermont for a number of years until he retired. Thereafter, they moved to a small town in Arkansas to enjoy a peaceful life gardening, swimming, and spending time with Myra's daughters and granddaughter for the remainder of his life. Bill may not have lived to be an old man as we all had hoped for, but he lived life fully. He loved. He was caring and generous. His footprints are on our hearts and his spirit will live on through each of the lives he touched.
Bill is survived by wife, Myra J. Bly of Belleville, Ar.; his children: Scott (Dawn) Bly of Seattle, Wa.; Kristy Bly (Seth Carbonari) of Columbia Falls, Mt.; Rae-Anne (Keith) LaCroix of Moretown, Vt.; step-children Shauna Kitchens of Belleville, Ak. and Chelsea (Kasey) Baker of Heavener, Ok.; his siblings, Valerie (Ernie) Spring of Hanover, Ma.; Beverly (Verne) Devereux of Barton, Vt.; and Sherry (John) Clarke of Hartland, Vt.; grandchildren: Nate Bly and Luke and Lydia LaCroix, along with step-grandchild Lillian Baker; former wife Bonnie Farrow, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of William Joel Bly will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Hillside Cemetery on Church Hill Road in East Charleston, Vermont. Following the service is a reception at Beverly and Verne Devereux's home at 2719 Willoughby Lake Road in Barton, Vermont.
In lieu of flowers, please share your favorite memories, go for a run through the woods, ski some moguls, or toast Bill with a sip of maple syrup.
of Irasburg, Vermont passed away peacefully on February 11, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on February 3, 1928 in Irasburg, Vermont the eldest son of Oswald and Antonie (Ducharme) Brasseur. He married his brown eyed, red headed sweetheart Yolande Ruel on January 27, 1951. Surrounded by family and friends, they happily celebrated their 65th year of Marriage.
He was a long time resident of Newport Center enjoying his extreme passion of farming for 46 years. Being a town selectman for 12 years, he loved helping people. He was highly involved, in many farming organizations, like Rural VT, N.F.O., Northeast Dairy Compact. Having brought the N.F.O. to the Northeast Kingdom, In the early 1970's he was the first president of the National Farmers Organization.
Having received some of his education at Sacred Heart Schools, he was a firm believer in Catholic Education ensuring that his children all received most of their education at Sacred Heart Schools. In 1961 he joined the Knights of Columbus Gibbons Council #2285, moving up to 4th degree with pride in 1963, enjoying 55 years of dedicated membership. His love for the Lord was always evident in his weekly and daily attendance in the Mass of Lord at St. Mary's Star of the Sea, in Newport, Vermont, which he belonged to for most of his life.
He is survived by his loving wife Yolande and children, Alan of Lancaster NH, Michael of Newport Center, VT, Diane Bathalon and companion Gerry of Troy, VT, Roland and wife Suzanne of Newport Center, VT, Robert and wife Amy of Newport, VT, Marie Paquin and husband Jean-Guy of Newport Center, VT, Louise Sanville and husband Sonny of Irasburg, VT, David Brasseur of Irasburg, VT, Caroline Stone and husband Elwin of North Troy, VT. Surviving sister Lucille Martineau of St. Petersburg, FL and sister-in-laws Pricille Brasseur of Bristol, CT and Lorraine Brasseur of Irasburg, VT, Don and Semida Ruel of California, Omer Ruel of Connecticut, Lucienne Lamoureux of Wisconsin. Survived by 32 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Oswald and Antonie Brasseur, father-in-law and mother-in-law Donnat and Adelina Ruel, sons Denis & Daniel, grand-daughter Amelia Marie Paquin, son-in-law Marcel Bathalon, and siblings Martial Brasseur, Yvelande Chicoine, Richard Brasseur, brother-in-law Gaston Martineau, and Leo Chicoine.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday February 19, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newport where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Friends may call at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport on Thursday February 18, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Spring interment in St. Mary's Cemetery, Newport. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the VT Right To Life, P.O.Box 1079, Montpelier, VT 05601 or to the Orleans-Essex VNA and Hospice, Inc, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, VT 05855.
The family extends their sincere appreciation for your love and support. Following the funeral everyone is invited to join the family at St. Edwards Parish Hall in Derby Line, VT for a meal and social get together. If friends and family would like to bring a potluck dish, you are welcomed to drop off to St. Edwards Parish Hall Friday morning
, 94, of Newport, Vermont, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. He is survived by three step-children, Gregory Abbott Sr., Wanda Abbott, and Julie Perry, of the Newport area. In addition, he is survived by countless grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his two step-children Jerry Abbott and Penny Powers. The light of his life for 48 years was his wife, Marjorie (Meehan) Breault, who predeceased his passing just over a year ago. As his nursing staff professed upon his passing, "Now he's where he wants to be."
passed away on October 6, 2015 with his loving family around him.
Fred was born on March 19, 1930 in Newport, VT, the son of Charles Arthur and Anna Smith Briggs. About one half of his life was spent in the Newport area, the remainder in So. Burlington. He graduated with honors from Newport High School.
He participated in Skull Bones, Dramatics, Thespians, Skiing, Football, Basketball and Baseball; then on to UVM for two years, majoring in Chemistry and Physics. He joined the US Navy during the Korean Conflict, serving as an Electronics Technician (1950-1954) aboard the USS Joyce, DER317, in the (Atlantic Caribbean waters) and the USS Gatling DD671 (World Cruise) April – Dec 1953. He returned to VT to become the manager of C.A. Briggs, Wholesale Confectionary.
He married his lifelong sweetheart, Yvonne Marion Cadieux on June 25, 1955. He reentered UVM in Business Administration and graduated with a BS in 1957. He became a GE Employee in 1966 as a Cost Accountant ending as a Property Accountant in 1990. As a retiree he had wonderful years with his favorite friends playing golf and pool.
Fred leaves behind his daughter, Carol Ann of Colchester, VT, his grandson Kristerpher and Granddaughter Olivia; and his son, Brendon Robert Briggs of Colchester, and nieces and nephews, Denzil John Whitehill of St. Johnsbury, VT, Ann M. Armienti, Stephen Leach, and Lori Lei Leach of Massachusetts. Fred was predeceased by both sets of grandparents, his own parents and sisters, Pauline Whitehill, Avis Leach, and Margret Ann Briggs and niece Pauline Parton, nephew Denzil John Whitehill, brother-in-law, Leroy Leach and son in law Warren Hardy.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Ready Funeral Home, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, VT with burial to follow at Resurrection Park Cemetery, 200 Hinesburg Rd., So. Burlington, VT.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Vermont Cares.
65, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Springfield on February 3, 2016. She was born December 27, 1950 in Holland, Vermont the daughter of Austin (predeceased) and Marjorie
( Durgin ) Annis. She lived in North Wolcott with her husband of over 35 years Arnold "Beanie" Brown (predeceased) for most of her adult life while raising her family.
Ann worked as a Care Giver in the Mental Health Field for many years. She also worked as a Bartender, as a driver for Springfield Auto Mart and Davey Tree Service.
Ann moved to Springfield, Vt. in 2009, where she resided with her High School sweetheart Wayne Gomez.
She enjoyed reading, puzzles, playing bingo with friends, traveling and spending time with her family as much as possible. A woman who made the best of every moment, took chances, and lived her life, who will be missed by many.
She is survived by her mother Marjorie of Derby, two sons – Claude Brown of Elmore, and Robert Brown of North Wolcott, and one brother Timothy Annis, niece, Trisha Annis and children and nephew Danny Annis and children. Four grandchildren – Lydia, Hannah, Ashley, and Philip(predeceased). Four great grandchildren – Kira, Cloie, Evelyn, and Lillian. Her companion Wayne Gomez, cousins, and many friends. Sister-in-laws Lynda Willey of N. Wolcott and Beverly Chaffee of Barre, and husbands Dave Willey (predeceased) and Sherm Chaffee. Brother-in-law, Wayne "Woody" Brown (predeceased) and wife Gina Brown, In-laws Pauline and Philip Brown (both predeceased), all of N. Wolcott.
A celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday February 20, 2016 at the Coventry Community Center on Main Street in Coventry, Vt.
Flowers or memorial donations can be brought to the Community Center the day of the gathering.
, age 77, of Derby Vermont, passed away at his home in Mount Dora Florida, January 27, 2017, as a result of a long courageous battle of cancer. He was born on November 8, 1939 to the late Donald and Margret Brown. The last several years, he spent his time with his companion Donna Higginson who survives him.
Brownie graduated from Derby Academy in 1957, as an avid member of the F.F.A. Brownie was part owner of a successful business, B& B General Repair, where he was a mechanic alongside of one of his greatest friends, Roger Buck. Brownie always had a love for animals and farming, which led to him owning and operating the Brown Family Farm on the Beebe Road in Derby along with his two youngest sons'. When he retired from farming, he worked at Wrights Enterprises until he moved to Mount Dora Florida.
He is survived by his companion Donna Higginson of Mount Dora, FL, by his children Rex Brown and his wife Megan of NC, Ellie Laperle of NH, Tina Simpson and her husband Mark of NH, Allen Brown and his wife Theresa of NH, Greg Brown and his wife Donna of NY, Robert Brown and his wife Jessica of VT, and Donald Brown and his wife Pamela of VT. He is survived by his sister, Effie Brown of VT, A long time close friend, Jim Zolko of NY. He is also leaves behind, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and all of Donna's immediate family.
He was predeceased by his parents Donald and Margret Brown, his brother Charles
82, of Barton died on November 2, 2016 in Newport, Vt. after a period of declining health. John was born July 5, 1934 in Burlington, VT the youngest son of E. Merriman and Marjorie (Ford) Brown. He graduated from Burlington High School in 1952 and the University of Vermont in 1956, and earned his Masters Degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1958.
On September 5, 1959 he married Marjorie A. Cross in Slatersville, RI. and went to work as a County Agricultural Agent in Worcester, Ma. His two daughters were born while they lived in Holden, Ma.
In October 1962 he moved to Barton and joined his father in the family business, now known as E. M. Brown & Son, Inc. He enjoyed his years at "The Mill" and the employees, friends and customers he dealt with daily. He always had a smile and a willingness to help anyone. He was also director of the Barton Chambers Apartments, Inc.
In 1980 he suffered a heart attack and retired but continued to help others with his many areas of expertise. John served as member of the Barton School Board, a Barton Village Trustee, on the Howard Bank Advisory Board and as Treasurer of the Barton Area Chamber of Commerce. He was one of the founders of the Barton Medical Clinic and its Treasurer, a member of North Country Hospital and Health Systems, and served on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Alliance Board. He was a member of the Community National Bank Advisory Board.
His business knowledge also helped his work with SCORE and on the Town of Barton Loan Committee, as Treasurer of Welcome O. Brown Cemetery Association and St. Paul School Endowment Fund.
He was a Justice of the Peace and served on the Board of Civil Authority and was a director of Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association.
He was an avid Boston Red Sox and Bruins fan and had wonderful memories of his fishing trips to Canada especially seeing the Northern Lights, an experience he never forgot. John enjoyed traveling, especially to Hawaii and his many European vacations.
He is survived by his wife Marjorie and daughters Nancy and her husband Jon Aswad of Snoqualmie, Wa. and Deborah Brown of North Haverhill, NH. and two grandsons, Nicholas Aswad of Burlington and Connor Aswad of Winooski, a brother Dr. Edwin Brown and his wife Patricia of Mechanicsville, Va. and sister-in-law Ba Brown of Houston, Tx, several nieces, nephews, cousins and his much loved cat Rascal.
He was predeceased by his parents E. Merriman and Marjorie Brown and Stepmother Lucy Brown and brother Robert Brown.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 7, at l:00 p.m. at the Barton United Church with a private burial at a later date at the Welcome O. Brown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice, Inc., 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, VT 05855 or Pope Memorial Animal Shelter, 502 Strawberry Acres Road, Newport, VT 05855.
STOWE -- Author, skier, Vermont native, Stuart Duncan Campbell
, Stu passed away on Dec. 4, 2008, at his home in Stowe after a 20 year battle with cancer. He was 65.
Known throughout the skiing world, Campbell fashioned a career from his own understated elegance, both on skis and with his ability to put words to the act of gliding on snow.
He grew up skiing in Bennington and was a 4-event ski racer (slalom, giant slalom, cross-country, ski jumping) while a student at Middlebury College. He graduated from Middlebury in 1964, with a B.A. in American Literature and received his master's degree in English Literature from the University of Vermont in 1972.
Campbell taught English Literature and coached skiing at Harwood Union High School and at the Valley Junior Racing Club from 1967-69 before settling in Stowe as Technical Director of the Sepp Ruschp Ski School. Campbell moved from Stowe to Heavenly Valley, Calif., in the late 1970s, where he served as Director of Skier Services. He oversaw Heavenly's ski school, other skier services and a very active race department that hosted World Cup, professional and celebrity ski races. He spent more than a dozen winters at Heavenly (though during that time he continued to spend his summers, writing, in Stowe). He returned to Stowe full time in 1997, and led the development, construction and opening of The Country Club of Vermont, pursuing his late-in-life passion for the sport of golf.
Campbell's extraordinary grasp of the technical elements of skiing and ski teaching led him to positions with the Professional Ski Instructors of America as a Demonstration Team member, as co-chairman of the Technical Committee and as an examiner with PSIA's Eastern division.
But it was as a writer for Ski Magazine that Campbell mentored the greatest number of skiers. He served as Technical and Instruction Editor at Ski from the mid 1970s until his death, penning everything from illustrated quick tips to feature articles. "The Art of Skiing," Campbell wrote in 1991, "is, ultimately, the search for sensation." He encouraged the reader to use his skis "like a draftsman's compass" to scribe arcs on snow. He saw skis as "tools for sculpting space on the tilt."
Campbell also wrote ski instruction books, including "Ski With the Big Boys," "The Way to Ski," and, with Tim Petrick, "Good Things to Know about Gliding on Snow."
Some of his Vermont neighbors knew him best for his books on gardening and alternative house design, including 1975's "Let it Rot!," which helped start the home composting movement, and "The Underground House Book" (1980). Campbell and his wife Carol West- Campbell lived for 28 years in a radically earth-bermed house in Stowe.
In September, the Vermont Ski Museum awarded Campbell the first Paul Robbins Ski Journalism Award for "lifetime commitment to ski journalism with ethics, humor and good taste..." He told the gathering at the museum to "get up on the mountain and make lots and lots and lots of turns. Every turn you make is good for the soul."
He leaves behind his wife of 23years, Carol West; his mother Helen L. Campbell of Stowe; his brother Alan and his wife Heidi of Huntington; his daughter Cricket Kadoch and her husband Aaron of Bend, Ore., and his son Gregory of Waterbury; along with two grandsons, Aiden Jacob Duncan and Joshua Stuart Asher; three nephews, Mason, Abbott and Owen Rachampbell; and an aunt Virginia Thomas of Bakersfield.
, age 95, went to be with his beloved Lord and Savior on September 6, 2016. He was born in Derby, Vermont on October 11, 1920, to Beryl (Temple) and Chester A. Carpenter, Sr.
He worked hard on the family farm and grew up next door to the love of his life, Wilma White. He graduated from Derby Academy, class of 1938, and faithfully attended yearly alumni banquets.
He answered the call to serve his country during WWII, joining the Army and serving in the Pacific Theater. He survived the sinking of the S.S President Coolidge in October, 1942, just months after marrying his beloved Wilma. In 1943, he received the Soldier's Medal for heroism in the Solomon Islands for an incident he rarely talked about, but involved live ammunition and fire. He and his wife both attended UCONN on the GI Bill after they got out of the service.
Following the war, he and his brother-in-law Maurice Marsh, owned and operated a machine tool shop on Union Street (Marsh and Carpenter) for many years. He could literally fix anything and made incredible and fun toys for his kids.
Being very civic minded, he volunteered his time to various local organizations and his opinions highly respected.
Chet had a tremendous knowledge of local history and enjoyed sharing information with friends and family. He was an avid reader and had a bookshelf full of books on history and biographies. He was an avid antique bottle and postcard collector. He loved being involved in local historical groups. He never met a squirrel, bird or chipmunk he would not feed.
He was a member of the Derby Community Church, a true man of God.
He and Wilma spent many quality hours at their camp on Salem Lake with family and friends. He loved his family and his church first and foremost.
Chet is survived by his daughter Kathy, sisters-in-law Joan Carpenter of Newport, and Joyce Carpenter of Williston, Vt., several nieces and nephews, and many church family members whom he also considered family. He was especially pleased with Susan Barnett and thankful for all of the assistance over the last several months.
He was predeceased by his parents, 8 siblings, his dear wife Wilma (after 50 Years of marriage), his daughter-in-law Carol and his son Jerry Carpenter.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday September 14, 2016 at 11:00a.m. at the Derby Community Church in Derby, Vt. with the Rev. Fred and Carol Barker officiating.
Following the Service the interment will take place in the Derby Center Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Chet's name to the Derby Community Church, P.O Box 294, Derby, VT 05829, or to the Old Stone House Museum, 109 Old Stone House Drive, Brownington, VT, 05860.
, 79, of Fairfield, Maine passed away peacefully in Waterville, Maine at Mt. St. Joseph's nursing home on Monday evening November 21, 2016. Jesse was born in Newport, Vermont and is survived by his brothers, Richard his wife Janet, Roger and his wife Janet, and Kenneth. He is also survived by nephews Peter, Jeffrey, Patrick, Tim and Seth Cartee, Steve, Scott and Roger Daggett, nieces Kim Daggett and Heather Sargent and several grand-nephews and grand-nieces.
He was predeceased by his parents Jesse Cannon Cartee Sr. and Madeline Vanier Cartee and a sister Beverly Daggett.
There will be no calling hours and graveside services will be held at a later date in Newport, Vermont.
of Westmore, passed away on Friday February 5, 2016 at the Newport Health Care Center at the age of 65.
He was born on August 27, 1950 in Worchester, MA. He was the son of James and Charlotte (Therrien) Casey.
He graduated from St, Peter's High School in Worcester, MA. On August 5, 1972. He married Carol Hilton who survives him.
James was an Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and also a member of the Japan Tattoo Club since 1984, and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gunsmithing, gardening, photography, raising dogs and building drum sets. He was a published author including a Drum-building book, and multiple newsletters and other publications. He was a tattoo artist, being one of the first licensed tattooists in Vermont.
Other than his wife, he is survived by his three children; Joshua Casey and his wife Michelle of Bethlehem, NH, Hannah Cannon and her husband Joseph of Barre, VT, and Isaiah Casey and his wife Kelly of Derby, VT. He is also survived by three grandchildren Tamera and Bryce Casey, and Matthias Cannon, and by his sister Ann Johnson of Worchester, MA, a niece, Eliza Casey and a nephew, Larry Casey.
A funeral service will be held on February 12, 2016 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Newport at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be marked in James's name to the R. Ronald Holland Dialysis Center; Attn: Newport Dialysis, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, VT 05855.
, 97, of Newport, VT, passed away on December 30, 2015 in Newport. She was born on February 12, 1918 in Westfield, VT to Joseph and Rosanna (Lachappel) Pion. Bernadette was an inspector for Indian Head Plywood In Newport where she retired in 1982 after 18 years of service.
Bernadette enjoyed playing bingo, making arts and crafts, shopping, eating out, and traveling to Florida for several years. She enjoyed family visits, and will be missed by her many friends at Governor Prouty Apartments including her good friend Joan Carpenter. She will also be missed by her dear dog Chole.
She is survived by her children: Georgette Jones of Newport, VT, and Arlene Brown and her husband Glen of Newport Center, VT, by her grandchildren: Robert, Michael, Tammy Baraw and Glen W. Brown and by 10 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Theresa Couture of Westfield, VT, Mary Turgeon and her husband Norman of Newport, VT, her sister-in-laws: Joyce and Alice Pion of Newport, VT, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers: Norman and Paul Pion. Friends may call from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Monday January 4, 2015 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday January 5, 2015 with the Rev. Timothy Naples officiating. Spring interment in Notre Dame Cemetery, North Troy, VT. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 37 Elmwood Ave, Burlington, VT 05401.
, 66, of Troy, Vermont passed away on August 28, 2016 in Burlington, VT. He was born on March 20, 1950 in St. Zachary, Quebec Canada to Noel and Blanche (Chabot) Champagne. He married Letitia Gagnon on June 21, 1997 who survives him.
Mr. Champagne was a carpenter by trade. He was employed for many years by Lavel Couture of Canada. His hobbies included snow mobiling, NASCAR, traveling in Canada and Connecticut. He enjoyed a good party and being with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Letitia Champagne of Troy, VT, by his children: Michelle, Caroline, Letitia, Steven, Michael and Ron. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He is survived by two brothers: Robert and Rene Champagne and by his sister Eliette Dallaire.
He was predeceased by his brother-in-law Michel Dallaire and son-in-law Scott, and a sister.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday September 3, 2016 at the New Hope Bible Church in Irasburg with the Pastor George Lawson officiating. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association , Vermont Division, Inc, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Raymond Carl Chase SR
, age 82 longtime resident of Websterville, VT January 7, 2016 surrounded by his family.?Raymond (Mutt) Chase was born in East Barre VT to Brydon and Gladys (Taplin) Chase. He enlisted in the United States Army at the young age of 17. Ray was a Corporal in the United States Army with the 40th Infantry Division and served two tours in Korea. Ray was also stationed in Alabama where he met the southern bell that would capture his heart Ann (Rebel) Bayne. They married April 30 1955 and celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Ray worked for 40+ years in the granite industry and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 790 and the American Legion Post 10. Ray was the Commander of the VFW Post 790 for four years.?Anybody that knew Mutt would vouch for his love of horseshoes, at his peak he was a force to be reckoned with. He passed his love of the game to his children (even his girls)
His greatest pride and joy were his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.?He is survived by his wife Ann (Bayne) Chase of Websterville, VT and his children; Donald and Judy (Pelkey) Chase of East Montpelier, VT Raymond Carl Chase Jr of East Barre, VT Deborah (Chase) and Randy Smith of Newport, VT David Chase of Websterville, VT Gary and Stephanie (Habbep) Chase of North Haverhill, NH as well as 17 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Lillian Clark and a brother Elwin and Anne Chase.
Ray was predeceased by his daughter Anita Beauchesne and several brothers and sisters.?A graveside service and a celebration of his life will be held in the spring.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice 600 Granger Rd Barre VT 05641.
89, passed away Friday August 5, 2016 at the Maine
Veterans Home after a prolonged illness with family by his side.
He was born in Augusta, Maine on August 4, 1927 the son of Fred and Phyllis
(Coffin) Chatto. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II
following which he attended and graduated from Eastern Nazarene College and
later received his Doctorate of Ministry degree from Drew University.
He pastored Nazarene churches in East Charleston, Vermont, Farmington Falls,
Me., Summerside,P.E.I., Toronto,Ontario Canada, Waltham, Mass.,
Allentown, Penn., and Manchester, Conn., where he was honored with Emeritis
status for his years of faithful service.
In each of these locations, he oversaw building programs. He retired to
Port St. Lucie, Florida where he continued to be active in pastoral duties.
He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Gilpatrick, his daughters Rebecca
Pelotte and husband Roger, Rev. Lynnette McCabe and husband Dan, and Martha
Four grandchildren and eight greatgrandchildren. He is predeceased by his
brother Robert Chatto and sister Betty Rhuda.
Known lovingly as "Pastor Phil" by his congregations, he leaves a legacy of
faithfully preaching the word of God resulting in transformed lives.
At his request, there will be no public visitation. A funeral service
will be held at 11 a.m. Friday September 9, 2016 at the Church of the
30 Nazarene Drive in Augusta, Maine followed by committal prayers and burial
in the Maine Veterans Cemetery Mount Vernon Avenue in Augusta, Maine.
Arrangements were made through the Gallant Funeral Home 10 Elm Street
formerly of Jay, Vermont, Passed away on March 25th, 2016 in Lakeland, FL. He was 73 years old. He was born on February 8th, 1943 in Jay, Vermont. He was the son of Donat and Laurette (Roy) Choquette.
He attended school in Jay, and graduated from the North Troy High School in 1960.
He then went on to attend the University of Vermont, Hillsborough College in Tampa, FL, and then the Burt Rogers School of Real Estate in Orlando, FL.
He was a realtor in Lakeland, FL, for many years, Orleans County Democratic Chairman for several years, a member of the Florida Democratic Party, and strongly supported the national party as well.
He was a parishioner of the Resurrection Catholic Church in Lakeland, FL, and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in North Troy, VT during the summer months.
In 1994 he established Roland's Fine Coin's in Zephyrhills, FL. It was a longtime dream of his. He enjoyed his business very much up until recent years.
He enjoyed skiing at Jay Peak for many years after his parents built the first ski lodge at Jay Peak in November 1957.
He enjoyed going to NFL games, NHL games in Tampa, FL, golf and boating.
He leaves behind a special cousin, Diane Geoffery and family of Irasburg, VT, and several other cousins from VT, and many friends in Vermont, Lakeland, FL, and Mansonville, PQ.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on May 2nd, 2016 at 11:00am at the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in North Troy Vermont with the Rev. Ladislaus Mwelinde officiating.
Interment will follow in the Notre Dame Cemetery in North Troy, VT.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Roland's name to the Jay Area food Shelf: Jay Town Hall, Jay Food Shelf 1036 VT Rte 242, Jay, VT 05859.
- April 21, 1931 – August 27, 2015
For the last several years, Robert enjoyed his time wintering with is daughter in Florida, and summers with his son's in Island Pond. Robert was a self-taught handy man, able to repair just about anything around the house. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and in his later years, time with his grandchildren.
Robert's career initially started as young Air Force recruit, in England, where he met his wife; Irene. After serving twenty two years in the Air Force, he took a position with the Vermont State Police in Newport, where he served an additional twenty years, and subsequently retiring in Island Pond.
For those who knew him; he was a very social person, enjoying conversation with just about everyone he met. Many times a simple walk to get bread and milk, could take hours. He was a giving man, not only of his time and talents but of his faith and understanding. It is with great heart break we write this but we know he is in a better place.
Robert is survived by his wife, Irene, three sons, a daughter, six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
, 91, of Barton, passed away comfortably at her home in Barton on Friday, April 22nd, 2016.
She was born on October 24th, 1924 in Woburn, MA. She was the daughter of the late John and Floretta (Devine) Hamilton. She married Donald Q. Clapp, Sr. who predeceased her. She was employed at Hamilton Standard in CT where they made propellers for military planes during World War II.
Evelyn was a member of Tuan-Ti Christmas Club, Barton Auxiliary of the American Legion, and a member of the choir for the Barton United Church. She was also a volunteer secretary for the Barton Library. She belonged to the retired seniors volunteer program (RSVP) and had worked at the Barton Meal Site. She was also a master of crochet through UVM Extension Service and taught people the art of crochet.
She enjoyed her cat "Missy", plants and gardening, knitting, crocheting, playing the piano, doing oil paintings, and puzzles especially cryptograms, reading, playing scribble, watching a good mystery on TV, and collecting cookbooks.
She is survived by her children. Donna Irene Peyton and her husband Vincent of Shawnee, Kansas, Donald Q. Clapp, Jr. and his wife Sharon (Sandy) of Frenchville, Maine, Stephen H. Clapp and his wife Gina of Virginia Beach, VA, and Susan M. Clapp of Barton, VT; 6 grandchildren, numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers William Hamilton of Wilmington, MA, and Frederick Hamilton of Burlington, MA. She was predeceased by one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Monday May 2, 2016 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 12 Elm Street, Barton. Friends may call on Monday May 2, 2016 at the funeral home from 1:00 P.M. until the hour of the funeral. Interment will be at a later date at Welcome O. Brown Cemetery, Barton, VT.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , Vermont Division, Inc, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
, 96, of East Charleston, VT, passed away on May 30th, 2016 at her family's longtime cottage on Echo Lake in her beloved state of Vermont. She was surrounded by the love of her two daughters as was her wish.
She was born on August 17th, 1919 in North Fork, Nebraska to J.D Taylor and Edna (Gibson) Taylor and spent her early life on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota (on horse back of course).
Her school years were spent in Bellows Falls, VT where she was embraced by a large caring extended family. Ruth excelled in sports, music, and academics.
Her father was against his daughter going to college, so Miss Ruth Taylor attended business school. Meanwhile our irate aunt confronted him insisting that he send Ruth to Middlebury College. As a result, her three siblings also graduated from college.
When Ruth graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, she began teaching. In Oklahoma, on February 28th, 1942, she married her college sweetheart, Charles Myron Clapper of Newport, VT. Charles died in 2000 after 58 years of marriage.
After WWII (which changed many things she said) the family moved to Woodstown, NJ. When her daughters were in school, Ruth began her 21 years of teaching French at Woodstown High School.
In addition to teaching, she was a long term Girl Scout leader and an extremely active member of the Asbury Methodist Church of Woodstown. For many years, Ruth was a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels and a driving force for the American Field Service Foreign exchange student organization.
Mrs. Clapper loved playing cards and belonged to several Bridge Clubs. She enjoyed learning new information, reading, doing crossword puzzles and gardening.
Charles and Ruth played golf, bowled, traveled, and were "die hard" Flyers and Bruins fans, along with Patriot football fans. Both of my parents were formidable defenders and knowledgeable "referees".
This knowledge transferred over to Five grandchildren and Ten great grandchildren's sports events and community activities. In fact, if a car was going anywhere, Ruth was in it.
Ruth Clapper is survived by her two daughters, Bonnie Hopkins of East Charleston, VT, and Becky Spear of Fairbanks, Alaska. Her five grandchildren, John Hopkins Jr. of Augusta, GA, Derek D. Hopkins of Deerfield, NH, Scott C. Hopkins of Indianapolis, IN, Tarik Wm Spear of Fairbanks, Alaska, and Darrah Lea Fitzpatrick of Fairbanks, Alaska.
She is loved by numerous great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and her remaining sister, Leila Taylor Baggett of Keystone Heights, FL, and her sister-in-law, Kjellrum Taylor of Litchfield Park, AZ.
She was predeceased by her sister, Phyllis Taylor, and her Brother, Lt Col. David D. Taylor who was 92 years old.
Rest in Peace Bema and Gram.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations should be sent to where our father, mother and I received excellent and convenient healthcare for seven decades. It was administered by the: Island Pond Health Center, P.O Box 425, Island Pond, VT 05846.
, a resident of Hancock County, passed away at the age of 91 on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth, Maine.
Arthur was born on November 22, 1924, in Norwich Connecticut, the son of Edmond and Alexandrina (Rondeau) Comtois. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1946 to 1949, married Aline Deslandes in 1950, and worked as a furniture salesman in Newport and Burlington, Vermont for many years. From 1970 until his retirement in 1987 Arthur worked at IBM in Essex Junction, Vermont. After living most of his life in Vermont he moved to Maine in 2007 to be closer to his daughter and her family. Arthur loved to read and enjoyed gardening, playing golf, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends.
Arthur is survived by his daughter, Dianne Comtois Goodenough, and her husband, David Jonathan, of Birch Harbor, Maine; two grandsons, Adam Arthur Goodenough, and his wife, Sujata Gupta, of Burlington, Vermont, and Ryan Thomas Goodenough, and his wife, Emily Sandefer, of Troy, New York; three great-grandchildren, Eka, Andrew, and Keya; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Aline (Deslandes) Comtois; one sister, Lillian (Comtois) Geoffroy Tessier; and eight brothers, Leo, Lucien, Raoul, Albert, Roland, Victor, Ernest, and Real Comtois.
Visiting hours are scheduled from 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 29, at Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport, Vermont. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, Arthur's family suggests that donations be made to a charity of choice in his name. Arrangements by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Homes, Ellsworth, Maine.
, 65, of Newport, VT, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2015 surrounded by his family, at his home after battling a year long illness. He was born on April 2, 1950 in Amityville, NY, to Harold and Dorothy (Riegel) Corkins, Sr. He graduated from Lindenhurst High School, Lindenhurst, NY in 1968. Van was a Lead Lathe Operator for Ethan Allen MFG in Orleans,VT for the past twenty years. Prior to moving to Vermont, he was a Production Manager for Russell Plastics for 20 years and part owner of RFP plastics on Long Island, NY.
He was a member of the sons of the American Legion Post 21 of Newport, and the Newport Country Club. He was an avid golfer, New York Yankees Fan, and he enjoyed camping in Holland and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his children: Carolyn (Secreto) Tice and her husband Paul of Milton, VT, Marilyn Redfern and her husband Charles of Kannapolis, NC, and Jacquelyn Choquette of Concord, NC, by his mother Dorothy Corkins of Newport, VT, Five grandchildren: Anthony Secreto and his wife Kerri, Vincent Secreto, Dakota Choquette, Justin Tice and Ryan Tice and by two great grandchildren: Amelia and Benjamin Secreto. He is also survived by his siblings: Harold Corkins, Jr and his wife Donna of West Palm Beach, FL, Ronald Corkins and his wife Dolly of Newport, VT, Craig Corkins and his wife Mary of Derby, VT, Randy Corkins of Newport, VT, and Darren Corkins of Newport, VT and by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and additional extended family. He was predeceased by his father Harold Corkins, Sr. in 1995, by his brother Alan Corkins in 1995and by his sister Valerie Gibson in 1996. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday October 30, 2015 at the American Legion Post 21 in Newport. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Mary Halo Foundation, 1071 Upper Quarry Road, Newport, VT 05855.
, 87, of North Barre Manor passed away Wednesday,
June 1, 2016 at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin.
Born on July 20, 1928 in Montreal, Quebec, he was the son of the late Napoleon and Leonille (Boulanger) Corriveau.
Herve attended schools in Canada. He was married to Lise Doyon and together they owned and operated a farm in Beebe, Canada. In the mid 60's the family moved to Vermont where they made their home and raised their family. She passed away on September 28, 2002.
Herve was employed as a stone cutter for many area Granite Companies. He also was an accomplished carpenter. He retired in 1993.
He was a member of St. Monica Catholic Church of Barre and the Ste. Jean the Baptist also of Barre.
Among his interests were playing cards, cribbage and woodworking; but most of all enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Herve was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping.
Survivors include his longtime companion, Alice Goudreau of Barre; his children, Yves Corriveau and his wife, Ginette of So. Berwick, Maine; Pierre Corriveau and his wife, Marion of Phoenix, Arizona; Louise Corriveau of Summerdale, Alabama; Claude Corriveau of Newport Center, Vermont and Clement Corriveau and his wife, Kathy of North Troy, Vermont as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and wife, he was predeceased by three sons, Gaetan Corriveau, Bruno Corriveau and his wife, Denise; Daniel Corriveau and Darryl Petelinski; two sisters, Clarisse Corriveau and Sister Gratia Corriveau, who was a member of the Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
A Mass of Christian Burial and celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church, 79 Summer Street, Barre. There will be no calling hours.
Burial will take place in the Mount Ste. Marie Cemetery in Stanstead, Quebec on Tuesday, June 7th. at 3:30 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society , 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
of Lyndon, VT, passed away at his home after a long illness on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. He was born on September 15, 1951. He was the son of Donald and Iris (Davis) Cote.
Ron went to school in Mansonville P.Q, and moved to Vermont when he was twelve years old. He graduated from NCUHS in 1970. He worked at Jay Peak, Kraft Cheese Factory, farming and owned his own trucking business called Cote Transport Inc., which he started in 1985, and which he retired from in 2013. Most recently he worked two days a week as a truck driver for the town of Burke.
He was a member of the Newport Elks, Lodge #2155 and enjoyed camping in his fifth wheel, fishing, boating, going to hunting camp, traveling, bowling, football, playing cards and family times, Nascar racing including going to several races with his wife Nancy. He also enjoyed tinkering and going for rides in his 1970's Classic Mustang convertible.
January 9, 1988 he married Nancy Hoadley, who survives him as do his following children: Ronald Cote Jr. and his wife Kristal of Westfield, Melanie Richardson and her husband Wayne of Lowell, Veronica Cote and companion Craig Matten of Lowell, Nicholas Cote and companion Patty Aldrich of Coventry, Joshua Therrien and his wife Chanda of Waterford, CT, Trey Therrien and his wife April of Newport Center, Brittany Cote and fiancee' Jesse Currie of Sheffield. He is also survived by his parents, Donald and Iris Cote, 15 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings and their spouses, Janice Santaw and her husband Bruce, Winston Cote Sr. and his wife Sue, Jocelyn Willey and her husband Arnold, sister in law, Janice McGuire and husband Stephen of White River Junction, and by several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is predeceased by his grand parents George and Mabel Cote, and Gerald and Marion Davis.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 10, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral home located at 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport, VT. Where funeral services will be held Monday January 11, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Fred Barker officiating.
Memorial contributions may be marked in Ronald's name to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766 & Lyndon Rescue, PO Box 401, 114 Vail Drive, Lyndonville, VT 05851.
, 83, of East Haven, VT, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2016 at her home. She was born on December 3, 1932 in Brighton, VT to Claude and Blanche (Stevens) Maxwell. She graduated from Brighton High School in 1951. On June 22, 1951 she married Wyman Alfred Cross who predeceased her on January 24, 2002.
Joyce was a very caring and giving person. She loved music and playing her piano. She enjoyed walks and visits with family at campsat Lake Seymour every year. We all loved her dearly. She will be missed so much, by all. Joyce was the bookkeeper for years for her husband's business. She always took care of the neighbors children and everyone loved our Mom.
Mrs. Cross was a member of the Vermont Association of Blind and visually impaired and she was also a member of the consumer advocy board.
She is survived by her children: Claudia Giguere and her husband Michael of Newark, VT, Cynthia Shook and her husband Charles of Yalesville, CT, Veronica Olcott and her husband Gary of East ST. Johnsbury, VT, David Cross and his wife Patricia of Lyndonville, VT Joyce Ashman and her husband Larry of Morgan, VT, and Meloday Austin and her companion Rock Ovitt of Island Pond, VT, 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and by her brothers: Blaine Maxwell of Island Pond, VT, Dwight Maxwell and his wife Carole of Island Pond, VT, Robert Maxwell and his wife Charlene of Island Pond, VT, Douglas Maxwell and his wife Marilyn of Island Pond, VT and by her sister June Bingham of East Charleston, VT. She was predeceased by her son William Cross, granddaughter Michelle Olcott, by her sister-in-law Barbara Maxwell, by her brother-in-law Ralph Bingham, her great grandson Bently Layne Giguere, and a special companion Frank Zeigler.
The family thanks the Doctor's and nurses at the North Country Hospital and Caledonia Home Health for all their great care.
Friends may call from 4-6 P.M. on Sunday June 19, 2016 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 1199 Railroad Street, Island Pond. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday June 20, 2016 at the First Congregational Church in Island Pond with the Rev. Alan Magoon officiating. Interment will follow in Woodmount Cemetery, East Burke, VT. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the VT Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 37 Elmwood Ave, Burlington, VT 05401.
, an award-winning journalist for The Associated Press who covered stories from Miss America pageants to the Gulf oil spill to recent devastating flooding in Vermont, where he served as the news cooperative's news leader, died Saturday. He was 54.
The husband and father of three was stricken with an apparent heart attack while mowing the lawn at his Montpelier home, said his brother, Robert Curran Jr.
Curran's AP career spanned more than two decades and earned him numerous awards for his feature, sports and profile writing. He wrote about the sacrifice of Vermont's National Guard in recent wars and documented the saga of a moose named Pete, who became a cause celebre over wildlife regulation.
He was the first journalist to write about the New Hampshire community that carefully guarded the privacy of J.D. Salinger even after the author's death. Just weeks ago, he boarded an ATV to navigate around flood waters to tell the stories and capture the images of those whose homes and livelihoods were destroyed after the remnants of Hurricane Irene severed access to some Vermont communities.
"John's death is a stunning loss to all who knew and worked with him," said Karen Testa, the AP's editor for the East region. "He was widely regarded as one of the most gifted writers, a tireless journalist whose attention to detail made his work so compelling to read. He was a mentor to young reporters and leaves a legacy of colleagues across the country who learned to be better journalists by working with him and learning from him."
The son of longtime Buffalo News columnist Bob Curran, John Curran graduated from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y., studying journalism. He went to work for the Niagara Gazette, later joining the AP in Charleston in 1989. He transferred to Boston in 1993 and a year later was promoted to Atlantic City, where he covered crime, politics, the Miss America pageant and Donald Trump's casinos. He was named AP's news leader in Vermont in 2006.
Curran was born in New York City and raised in the Buffalo area. He graduated from high school in Amherst, N.Y., in 1975 and was admitted to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School at Fort Monmouth, N.J., where students prepare for attendance the following year at the academy at West Point, N.Y.
He had planned to play basketball at West Point, but was injured in a motorcycle accident and served instead as an enlisted man in the U.S. Army, his brother said. He got his start in journalism writing for Army newspapers.
He is survived by his wife, a son and two daughters. Services were incomplete late Saturday.
was born on December 26, 1952 in Brooklyn, NY to Alhaji Chief Mustapha Dabiri and Ivy Marshall Dabiri. He spent a significant part of his formative years in both Trinidad, West Indies and Nigeria, West Africa. True to his nature, he easily connected with both the Trinidadian and Nigerian cultures, enjoyed the love and attention of immediate and extended relatives and gained lifelong friends. They have been a major part of his life since then.
After attending St Gregory's School in Lagos, Richard returned to the United States where he completed high school. He went on to earn an undergraduate degree in Urban Sociology at Hofstra University, a Master's of Science in City, Regional and Transportation Planning from Pratt Institute; and additional training in Transportation Engineering, Civil Engineering and Airport Planning and Design.
Richard had a fulfilling career providing consulting, strategic planning and project management services in both the private and public sectors. He held planning positions for several cities and towns across the country including Baltimore (MD), Northeast Kingdom (VT), Westmore (VT), Compton (CA) and Los Angeles (CA) to name a few and consulted for local governments in Iraq, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Israel, Federal Republic of Tanzania and Nigeria. Additionally, he held teaching positions at the Community College of Vermont and the School for International Training based in Washington, DC.
Richie as he was affectionately called by family and close friends had a fascination with antique cars. He was an avid lover of nature and enjoyed spending time outdoors – hiking, sailing, fishing and taking road trips in addition to spending quality time with loved ones. Most of his time was spent in Vermont, Massachusetts, and Florida. Richard died in Vermont in August of 2016.
Richard leaves behind his two daughters Atinuke and Oluwakemi, a son in law Olurotimi; his surviving siblings, Mrs. Iyabo Dabiri Adesina, Justice Gloria M. Dabiri, Mr. Abiodun Dabiri, Mrs. Yetunde Dabiri Olusi, Mr. Oladapo Dabiri, Mrs. Ireti Dabiri Johnson and their families; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends.
, age 99, a resident of Tewksbury for over 70 years, passed away at home, with her family by her side, on Monday, November 28, 2016.
She was the beloved wife of Robertson M. Daley, who passed away on January 20, 1992.
Born in Newport, Vermont on April 29, 1917, she was the daughter of the late John R. McAllister and the late Belle L. (Davio) McLean.
Jennie moved to Tewksbury in 1946, where she and her late husband raised their family.
She was a member and past Deacon of the First Baptist Church of Tewksbury.
Jennie enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and donated numerous handmade afghan blankets to area fraternal and veteran's organizations as well as to area child care centers. In addition, she was an avid reader.
She will lovingly be remembered for her generosity, kind heart, and her warm and friendly personality.
Family members include her children, the late Eleanor L. Daley, Barbara J. Daley, Eileen L. Daley, James M. Daley, Rodger E. Daley, and Lawrence A. Daley and his wife Patricia all of Tewksbury, Dorothy Tynan and her husband Richard, and Linda Gagne and her late husband Gerard of Allenstown, NH, Jeanette Rudnicki and her late husband Richard of Brockton, the late Eleanor L. Daley, Frank D. Daley and his wife Jacqueline of Amherst, NH, Robert W. Daley and his wife Doris of Nashua, NH, and Daniel Daley of Wilton, NH; eight grandchildren, Kevin, Edward and Scott Daley, John and Frank Tynan, Barbara Tynan Cameron, Elizabeth Rudnicki Cordeiro, and Thomas Rudnicki; five great grandchildren, Matthew and Ryan Cordeiro, Hunter Daley, Sam Ros, and Andrew Cameron; close friends, Donald Fedukowski, and John Carr.
Calling hours were Sunday, December. 4, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. Funeral services will be held Today, December 5, at 10:00 a.m., at the First Baptist Church, 1500 Andover St., Tewksbury. Interment at Tewksbury Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, 1500 Andover St., Tewksbury, Ma. 01876 or to Circle Home Hospice, 847 Rogers St., Lowell, MA 01852.
Sister Lydia Dargie, FCSCJ (S. Cecile de Marie)
, a Daughter of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, passed away after a long illness on July 20, 2016, at the Holy Cross Health Care Center, Manchester, New Hampshire. Lydia Dargie was born January 2, 1931 in East Ryegate, Vermont. She was the daughter of Alfred Dargie and Annie Fillion Dargie. Lydia Dargie professed her vows with her Religious Congregation on July 3, 1951. During her 65 years of religious profession Sister Lydia served in various missions in Champlain and Morrisonville, New York; Newport, Burlington, Rutland, and Barton, Vermont; Colebrook and Littleton, New Hampshire. Since 2013, Sister Lydia had resided at the Holy Cross Health Care Center, Manchester, New Hampshire due to declining health.
Sister Lydia was a dedicated math teacher for much of her active life. She was especially happy to cheer on students who needed a boost of confidence, and willingly encouraged the arts and crafts – dimensions which she believed enhanced students' capacity for learning concepts, both in the classroom and in life situations. Students readily stayed connected with her over the years, which Sister Lydia cherished as her teaching transitioned into administration and office work in either a school setting or in a diocesan center. She loved to grow flowers and marveled at the beauty of nature.
Sister Leona was predeceased by her parents and brother Ernest. She is survived by a brother Everett of Springfield, MA, and a sister Dora Ward of St. Johnsbury, VT, several nieces and nephews, and special niece, Robin Scarbeau of Essex Junction, VT. and her Sisters in the religious community.
Visiting hours were held at Mount Sacred Heart, 226 Grove Street on Friday, July 22 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Mount Sacred Heart Chapel on Saturday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m. Interment took place in St. Mary Cemetery, Newport, Vermont at 2:30 p.m. the same day.
Memorial donations in Sister Lydia's memory may be sent to the Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 226 Grove Street, Littleton, NH 03561.
, 90, died suddenly in her home in Jay, Vermont on February 21, 2016. She was born on March 15, 1925 in Ste-Edwidge, Quebec, the eldest of ten children to Edouard and Cecile (Beaulieu) Bourgault. She had a very happy childhood growing up in Coaticook, Quebec.
On August 31, 1946 she married Germain Desjarlais. After their first child was born, they purchased a farm in Jay, VT, and she would later give birth to six more children. She loved her family and was a devout catholic.
Sadly, she became a widow on January 10, 2001 when her beloved husband of 54 years died.
For many years she was the matriarch of not only her birth family but also her husband's family as the only remaining person of that generation. She felt spoiled as not one day passed that she did not have at least one member of her family with her at all times. Although her life was difficult at times, she often stated that she wouldn't change anything about her life and that she would happily do it all over again. She will be remembered as a sweet, vibrant women with a great sense of humor and her devotion to her family.
Alice leaves behind her seven children and their spouses: Germaine O'Kane (Kevin), Thiells, NY; Lucie Bay (Peter), Colchester, VT; Leo (Lucie Gasse), Montreal, Quebec; Andre, Bridgewater, MA; Michael (Joni), Bridgewater, MA; Daniel (Carol-Ann), Bridgewater, MA; Denis (Michael McCann), Cape Town, South Africa.
Her eleven grandchildren: Michael Bay (Hadley), Danielle Kane (Michael), Michael O'Kane (Margaret), Caroline Desjarlais (Etienne Gosselin), Marc Desjarlais, Christine Desjarlais (Matthieu Corbo), Guillaume Gagnon; Lauren Norton (Ryan), Cara, Nicole and Bianca Desjarlais. Her seven great grandchildren: (Caroline, Grant, Meredith, and Mitchell Bay, Nicola and Alice Corbo, Laidyn Norton). They were all dear to her and she loved when they visited from London, New York, Boston area, Ottawa and Montreal. She was looking forward to the birth of two more great grandchildren in the near future.
Alice also leaves behind one brother, Andre Bourgault (Veronique) of Coaticook, Quebec, and two sisters: Rejeanne Bourgault and Francine Bourgault, both of Sherbrooke, Quebec.
She was also particularly close to her nephew Richard Corbeil of Sherbrooke, Quebec and her cousin Monique Morway of Eden, VT. Her life was also enriched by numerous nephews and nieces, whom called and visited often.
She was predeceased by her parents and her six siblings: Claire, Maurice, Jean-Marc, Therese, Denis, Louis-Raymond.
Friends may call from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday February 27, 2016 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in North Troy where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Spring interment will be in Notre Dame Cemetery, North Troy, VT. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Mississquoi Valley Ambulance Service, 1375 Cross Road, Jay, VT 05859, or to the Orleans-Essex V.N.A. and Hospice, Inc, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, VT 05855.
, 88, of Derby, Vermont passed away peacefully on June 9, 2016 in Newport. She was born on April 28, 1928 in Newport to William and Ida (Davio) Wheeler. On March 28, 1946 she married Preston Mason who predeceased her on October 22, 1992. In February 2000, she married Roland Devost of Colebrook, NH who survives her.
Wilma was a helpmate to her late husband Preston at their Sunoco Service Station in Orleans, VT. She also worked as a waitress at the Candlepin Restaurant in Barton, VT.
She held memberships with the Community Circle, Home Dem and the Christmas Club. Her hobbies included dancing, attending Elk's functions, bowling, bocce and traveling.
She is survived by her husband Roland Devost of Colebrook, NH, by her children: Leon Mason and his wife Marcia of Lowell, VT, and Diane Parenteau and her husband Paul of Westmore, VT, by her grandchildren: Krystal Curran and her husband Anthony of Johnson, VT, Joshua Mason of Coventry, VT, Cindy Willis and her husband Todd of Derby, VT, Paul Parenteau, Jr and his wife Grace of Peru, NY, Charlie Parenteau and his wife Linda of Wesley Chapel, FL, Raymond Parenteau and his wife Linda of Derby, VT, Linda Griswold and her husband Randy of Lexington, SC, Scott Parenteau of Murphy, NC, and Tina Murray and her husband Montana of SC, 16 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson Owen Patenaude, by her brother: Wayne Wheeler of Newport, VT, and her sister Lorraine Carter of Maryland, her sisters-in-law Lillian Wheeler of MA, and Sandra Wheeler of Newport, VT, numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters and brothers: Olive Allen, Irene Haskins, Pete Wheeler, Johnny Wheeler, Irwin Wheeler, Dena Wheeler and by three infant siblings.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday June 25, 2016 at the Lakeview Cemetery in Westmore, VT, with the Rev. John Genco officiating.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Mary Wright Halo Foundation, 1073 Upper Quarry Road, Newport, VT 05855.
, a best-selling children's author known for her "Llama Llama" stories, has died, according to The Associated Press. She was 50.
Dewdney had been battling brain cancer for the past 15 months. A spokeswoman for the publisher Penguin Young Readers said the author died Sept. 3 at her home in Chester, Vermont.
She started her career as an illustrator while holding various jobs including working as a waitress and a mail carrier. She illustrated many children’s books including “The Peppermint Race” by Dian Curtis Regan. She found success in 2005 with her book “Llama, Llama Red Pajama.” She wrote and illustrated the book. The funny story was about a baby llama who had trouble going to sleep at bedtime. The book was critically acclaimed and a New York Times best-seller.
The series now features more than 10 titles and has sold more than 10 million copies combined. Her "Llama Llama" series is being adapted into a children's television series that Netflix plans to release in 2017.
Dewdney was an advocate for children’s literacy, and she wrote an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal in 2013. She wrote, “When we read with a child, we are doing so much more than teaching him to read or instilling in her a love of language. We are doing something that I believe is just as powerful, and it is something that we are losing as a culture: by reading with a child, we are teaching that child to be human.”
Her publisher, Jen Loja, president of Penguin Young Readers, said, “The entire Penguin Young Readers family is heartbroken. And as we grieve, we also celebrate Anna’s life, in dedicating ourselves to carrying forward her mission of putting books into as many little hands as possible. We will miss her so, but consider ourselves so lucky to be her publishing family and her partner in her legacy.”
Dewdney requested that, instead of a funeral service, people read to a child. She is survived by her partner, Reed Duncan, and two grown daughters.
, 92, of North Troy passed away after a brief but painful illness on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Frank was born on March 5, 1924 in New Ulm, Minnesota, the third of seven children of the late Henry A. and Esther (Renner) Dietz.
After finishing high school, Frank entered the Army Air Force and served through the duration of World War II. He studied for his teaching degree on the GI Bill at the University of San Francisco and later obtained his Masters in Education. He married Sarah (Marie) Barr on April 11, 1953 and together they had six children to whom they devoted their lives.
After teaching some years in the Lagunitas School District in the San Francisco area, Frank and Marie moved with their then four children to Taftsville, Vermont in 1961. Frank taught first at Woodstock Elementary School, and then in Perkinsville and Ascutney, Vermont. Frank loved teaching and was known to be strict, but fatherly to his pupils. He retired from teaching in 1987.
After his retirement, Frank and Marie moved to North Troy, Vermont. Frank volunteered at the Bel–Aire Nursing Home in Newport for many years, providing entertainment for the people there and being named "Volunteer of the Decade". Frank also served on the Rand Memorial Library Board in North Troy for many years. He was a Civil War buff and attended the monthly dinner meetings of the Civil War Round Table.
Frank's continuing care for children was evident in his retirement when he took on the responsibility of being guardian ad litum for children in the family court in Newport, Vermont, a responsibility he exercised for a number of years.
Frank was a passionate gardener and proudly produced vegetables enough for his family and others. He enjoyed sports and was an enthusiastic and long-suffering Red Sox fan.
Frank was a life-long faithful Catholic whose faith in Jesus Christ and devotion to the Blessed Mother sustained him throughout his life. He was an active member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in North Troy, where he served on the Parish Council. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for over thirty years and was active in their Troy Council.
Above all, Frank loved his family. He was preceded in death by his wife Marie, his parents, his brother Jerry and his sisters Marion and Joan. He is survived by his daughters Mary Theresa (Jeff) of Tucson, Arizona, Margaret (Sr. M. Roberta, MC) of Brooklyn, New York, Gretchen of Boston, Massachusetts, Kathleen of Erie, Pennsylvania, and Bridget (Lonny) and their children, Daniel, Nicholas, Matthew, Molly, Ethan and Samantha, of Fairbanks, Alaska, and his son, Francis (Julie) and his children, Malik, Cameron and Derik, of Fairfax, Virginia, his sister Dorothy, his brothers Richard and John (Jane), and numerous nieces and nephews. He is likewise survived by his two loving caregivers, Gail Thompson and Diane Bartlett, to whom Frank's family wishes to express great gratitude for their devoted and dedicated care over the past 12 years.
Visiting hours for Frank will be held at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home (4670 Darling Hill Rd., Newport) on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Vincent de Paul Church, North Troy, on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m., followed by burial at St. Ignatius Cemetery, Lowell.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the Knights of Columbus, Chapter 7943, 18 N. Pleasant St., North Troy, Vt. 05859.
– age 57 of Morgan, Vermont passed away in a house fire on February 26, 2016 along side his long time girlfriend Mary (Peggy) Stone. He was the son of the late Dave Lloyd Doba and Myrtle Agnus (York) of Essex, Vermont. He was a graduate of the class of 1976 from Essex Junction Educational Center and member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA).
He is survived by his brothers Dave L. Doba of St. Albans, VT and Douglas Wayne Doba of Colchester, VT and his sisters Cheryl Lynn and husband Scott Allen Sargeant of Granville, VT and Terrie Lee Knight and husband Frank of Crestview, FL. His nephew Danial Scott Sargeant and niece Lyndsay Rose Sargeant of Granville, VT. His Uncle George and Aunt Sarah Doba and cousins Kathleen and Mary-Jo and their families of Hamburgh, PA and cousin Harry York and wife Andrea of Middletown, NY along with many coworkers, friends and community members.
Jeff worked for Shane Holbrook of New England Flagging Services as a flagger and line clearer. He will be sorely missed by all that worked with him for his friendship, attention to detail, honesty and stories around the break spot. Jeff loved to fish, hunt, work with farm animals of all kinds, ride ATVs, dirt bikes and snowmachines.
There will be a gathering for family, friends and community members to celebrate Jeff and Peggy's lives in Morgan, VT. Details to be announced when arrangements have been finalized. Burial will be in the spring at Mountain View Cemetery in Essex Center, VT at the convenience of the family.
The family wishes to thank the fire and rescue volunteers from Charleston, Brighton and Derby Line Volunteer Fire Departments for your efforts that evening. Continue to stay safe and do what you are passionate about.
Donations in Jeff's memory may be made to the NEK ATV Club, Charleston Volunteer Fire Department, 7113 VT Route 105, East Charleston, VT 05833; Brighton Volunteer Fire Department, Railroad Street, Island Pond,VT 05846 or Derby Line Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 205, Derby Line, VT 05830.
, 84, passed away on March 18, 2016, in Newport, Vermont. He was born on September 25, 1931 in Orleans, Vermont to Maurice Dow and Dale Ramsdell Dow who preceded him in death. Art married Glenn (Stone) on October 30, 1954. They were happily married for 61 years.
Art grew up in Orleans, Vermont. He graduated from Orleans High School in Orleans, Vermont. After high school he joined the Airforce in 1950 and served for 4 years during the Korean War.
Art worked at Tivoly (formerly Butterfields) for 31 years as a Logistics Manager. Art enjoyed fishing, hunting, taking meticulous care of his yard and vacationing with friends and family in Saint Martin. He also loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren He was also a member the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and served as an Exalted Ruler for the Newport lodge.
Art was preceded in death by his son Gary Allyn Dow, sister Shirley Gilfillan and brother Pete Dow. Art is survived by his spouse Glenn of Newport, Vermont; his son Bradley Dow of Texas and his son Steven Dow and his wife Lidia of Texas; his sister Joyce Walchle and her husband Randy of Indiana; his grandchildren Steven Dow and his wife Kayla, Christopher Lalich and his wife Amanda and Victoria Hight and her husband Josh; and great grandchildren Bradley Dow, Adelyn Dow and Harper Hight. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on June 25, 2016 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Orleans, Vermont. Details to follow.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the charity of their choice.
Winston would have preferred that we start this with one of his bad jokes. He loved making the people around him laugh, even if it ended with a shocked "Oh Winston."
Winston Eddy Dowland
, 74, of Holland, VT. passed from this earth on January 2, 2017. He was one of those people that loved family and country, and the legacy of his love and service is long and impressive.
Born on June 20, 1942 in Derby Line to Bernard and Gertrude (Sanborn) Dowland, he was one of 7 children.
In 1958, he joined the Navy and began his lifelong service to, and pride in, this great country. Winston served during the Cuban Missile Crisis, on the ship enforcing the missile blockage. He did five tours in Vietnam, and served on the submarine base in Pearl Harbor. In 1878, he retired from the Navy, with an Honorable Discharge as a Petty Chief Officer, having been awarded many medals for his service. He entered the reserves for another 10 years, for a total of 30 years service in the Navy.
In his civilian life he worked for several different companies, and opened his own successful welding business, where he created and sold the pattern for his dumpster and quad track designs. However, he never stopped serving his country, his state, or his town.
He was a member of the VFW Post #798, the Newport Elks #2155, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #22 where he was instrumental in getting the transportation vans for local veterans needing rides to the VA hospital in White River. He also served the DAV as Commander, Chaplin, Treasurer, Adjutant, and Service Officer. His volunteerism spanned over 20 years. He also served with the Enlisted Association, and the State Department of the VT. DA, serving as Commander, and then, as Treasurer.
He served his great state of Vermont as a State Representative from 2004-2006, and he served his hometown of Holland on the Select Board for many years.
But for all of the service he gave his country, state, and town, it was his family that gave him the most enjoyment. He married his loving wife, Heather (Dawber) in 1992, and for over 24 years spent every day together, working, serving, and spending time with family.
Winston loved taking his nieces and nephews on trips around the United States, and because he loved history, they learned history. He loved big family get togethers with lots of laughter, and children running around. In the past few years he enjoyed helping to care for his great nieces and nephews, Kennedy Atwood, and Madison, Anora, and Theodore Montminy. He and Madison had a special relationship, and she loved spending time at "Unky's" house.
Winston enjoyed raising his beef cattle. He enjoyed talking Nascar with Lenny and Brian, and was a big Dale Jarrett fan. He was a history buff, but kept current on new technologies through various periodicals. He enjoyed his daily paper, and talking politics with anyone who would listen. He enjoyed telling those politically incorrect jokes, and getting a reaction. He loved seeing the snow on the trees after a storm. He lived with integrity, and a fierce respect for this country, and he had a huge heart for those he loved. Winston was one of the good guys, and he leaves behind a huge family and a multitude of friends that know it, and will miss him.
He is survived by his wife, Heather Dowland of Holland, Vt., by his children Lisa King, and her husband Lenny, Lori Groleau and her husband Pierre, and David Dowland and his wife Lara, by his grandchildren, Melissa King, Daniel and Patrick Groleau, and Quinn Dowland, by his brothers and sisters Vickie Tear, George Dowland, Philip Dowland and his wife Rosie, Eddie Dowland, and his wife Doreen, and Rocky Dowland, by his brother and sister in laws, Sherry and Brian Montminy, and Stacy and Wade Wright, and very special nieces and nephews Brian and Christie Montminy, Ashley Montminy and Justin St. Pierre, Addie and Tanner Atwood, and Wade and Amber Wright, Scott Dowland, and many other nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his great nieces and great nephew, which held such a special spot in his heart, Kenny Atwood, Madison, Anora and Theodore Montminy.
He was predeased by his sister Louise Simino and her husband Rollin, brother Bernie Dowland, and brother in law Brian Tear.
We bet Winston would love us to end with one of his jokes too, but we are sure you can remember one of he told you. Even more, we are sure those who knew and loved him know how he impacted our lives, and want to honor him through our own service to others.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 13th, 2017from 6:00-8:00pm at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home located at 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport, VT.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in the spring.
The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in memory of Winston to the DAV Chapter #22, PO Box 735, Derby, VT. 05829 or to Felines and Friends Foundation, PO Box 1316, Newport, Vt. 05855.
, 68, of Barton, Passed away at his home on Saturday, January 14th, 2017.
He was born on August 16th, 1948 in Barton. He was the son of the late Grosvenor "Bud" and Lucille (Crandall) Drown.
Brian was a member of the Vermont National Guard. He loved his dog "Buddy", and taking him a long for rides. He also enjoyed horses and playing scratch tickets.
He is survived be his sister Bonnie Bousquet and her husband Azarias "Lou", and by his nieces and nephews, Jason Larocque and his wife Roxanne of Burke, Jodi Morley and her husband John, and their 2 daughters Taylor and Brooke of Orleans, Joshua Drown and his wife Alice and their 2 Children Avery and Amelia of Orleans, Erin McGee and her Friend Steve and their 3 children, Isaiah, Zeke, and Zoe of Enosburg, VT, and Deveney Wolfe and her husband Mike and their 2 children, Benny and Paulina of Ohio.
He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Brent Drown.
A graveside service will be held at the Welcome-O-Brown Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made in Brian's memory to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Society of VT; 502 Strawberry Acres Road, Newport, VT 05855.
, age 74, died in Newport on July 26th, 2016.
Mr. Dumont was born in Albany, Vermont on August 14th, 1941 to the late Maurice Sylvia Dumont.
He grew up in North Troy, VT, and went on to graduate from North Troy High School and the Vermont Technical College.
After graduation he worked for GE in Burlington a short time, then moved to Weston, CT and worked for United Technologies as an engineer for the rest of his career. After retirement, he moved to Newport. He enjoyed photography, computers, and English comedies on television.
Survivors include his brother Andre Dumont and his wife Ann of Altamonte Springs, FL, nephew's Paul Dumont of Sanford, FL, Matthew Dumont and his wife Debra of Powder Springs, GA, nieces Terry Donovan and her husband Chris of Newport Center, Monique Souliere and her husband Todd of Jaffrey, NH, and sister in law Pat Dumont of North Troy.
He was predeceased by his brother Albert Dumont of North Troy.
A graveside Service will be held on Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 10:00AM at the Notre Dame Cemetery in North Troy, VT.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Better Breathers Club, North Country Hospital: 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, VT 0855.
- Gemma died peacefully at the age of 84 on January 28th, 2016, after a difficult year of confusion as a result of a major stroke. She was born November 3, 1931 in Irasburg, Vermont, daughter of Romeo and Anna Faust.
Her greatest joy came from being together with her family; together for a simple meal or one of life's celebrations. She was a loving mother, grandmother and then great grandmother, and was affectionately known as Mimi. You always count on a hug from "Mimi" if you needed encouragement, or a little comfort. Once her children were grown she entered the workplace first as a Dorm supervisor at Sacred Heart School in Newport, VT, working with international boarding students. She later traveled to visit some of her students in Mexico, where she was hosted by their families. She loved her jobs working with students, both at Sacred Heart and later at Lake Region High School as a Media Aide in the Library. She also traveled to France with the Lake Region French group and talked often of her memories from those trips. She was a very giving person and all who came in contact with her recognized her generous spirit and unending willingness to jump in and help.
She is predeceased by her first husband Allen Leach, and her brothers, Herve, Honora, Andy, Julien, Steve, Aime and Silver Faust. Her surviving siblings are Lionel Faust, Romeo Faust Jr. and wife Huguette, Lillianne Souliere and Anna Young and her husband Alfred.
She is survived by her husband Carroll Belanger of Lake City Florida and her three children, Michael Leach and wife Debbie, Cynthia Moeykens and her husband Gary, and Richard Leach and his wife Debbie.
She is also survived by her five grandchildren: Krystal (Leach) Ingalls and husband Chris, and their children Krystianna and Jordyn. Kristofer Leach and wife Karen and their children Braydon and Landyn. Aby Moeykens, and Justin Moeykens and his wife Lauren and their children Peyton and Pepper, and Travis Leach. Also, her extended family, Amanda and Michelle Henderson, Kim Roberts and Kelley Kendall, Larry Belanger and wife Dawn and Randy Belanger and wife Liz.
Should friends and family desire we would encourage you to make a contribution in her memory can be made to Lake Region Union High School, Library Department, 317 Lake Region Road, Orleans, VT 05860 ( attn. Tami Devost )
A graveside service will take place in the Spring at St. Theresa's Cemetery in Orleans. The date and time will be announced.
of Kingston formerly of Lawrence died peacefully on March 9. She was the beloved wife of the late Walter Fenwick and the late Gerald Nazarian. Born in Newport, Vermont on October 19, 1939 the daughter of the late Walter and Florence (LaFrance) Walker she was educated in Newport, Vermont and had worked as a Nurse's Aide for many years. She moved to Kingston 20 years ago to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Marilyn was a devoted grandmother and loved the time spent with her family, the sound of her grandchildren's laughter, getting together for celebrations, rides down to the Plymouth waterfront, day trips to Foxwoods, cooking and crocheting.
Marilyn is survived by her daughters Jaima A. Depin and her husband Matthew of Kingston, Marissa D. Hajnasr and her husband George of Kingston and her son Derek F. Nazarian of Kingston. Marilyn was the cherished grandmother of Gaby, Hannah and Noah Hajnasr and Alyson, Mark and Matthew Depin.
Visiting hours will be held at Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth on Sunday, March 13, from 2:00-5:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday March 14, at 11:00 at Cartmell. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Kingston. Memorial donations may be made to the Norwell VNA.
On March 16, 2015 Edith Jean Foley (Swanekamp)
passed on to her just reward, at the age of 80 in Gastonia, North Carolina. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years John J. Foley Jr, in 2008 and by a daughter Laura Jean Foley in 2012, and brother Frederick Swanekamp in 2001.
Edith Jean was born on November 15, 1934 in Cranford NJ, to Frederick and Edith (Mainhart) Swanekamp. As a child Edith Jean, "Jeanie" loved to be outdoors and enjoyed summer vacations as well as working in many capacities at Camp Skyland on Lake Champlain, South Hero Island in Vermont. Edith Jean was a graduate of Cranford High School and then attended Averett College in Danville, Va. in 1952 where she studied secretarial sciences. Upon graduation Edith Jean worked for a period of time at Federated Inc.; in Springfield, NJ where she met John Foley in 1956. Edith Jean married John on September 7, 1957. They raised eight children in Scotch Plains, NJ. Jean was active in the community for several years and was as a member of the Junior Women's Club, Republicans Club, and served as the president of the local Little League Assc.; she also went back to work in a part time capacity. Then in 1977 the family moved to Barton, VT, where they owned and operated the Country Corner Store. Jean worked hard to make the store a success and helped where she could in the local community. In 1979/80 Jean took a job working for the North East County Community Action in Newport. Later she would accept a job with the State Social Services of Vermont, where she would embark on a career as a secretary. Jean would work there until her retirement in 2003. Throughout this time she was a fixture on the Diversion Board for the City of Newport where she diligently helped many of the youth in the city.
Jean was an avid gardener and her green thumb transformed many a properties. She enjoyed cooking, especially her mother's recipes from childhood, and was known for her clam dip. She was a voracious reader of mysteries and detective novels, and enjoyed puzzles later in life. Jeans favorite color was yellow or gold as we referred to it, and she enjoyed incorporating it into her décor. She had also what we liked to call the "Clean Jean" which some of us possess and some don't. Jean also was an avid sports fan, she taught most of her children how to play baseball and appreciate all sports. She was very happy that the Patriots won the Super Bowl. Jean loved singing, and fondly reminisced about her own mother's lovely soprano voice.
Edith Jean was very proud of her German heritage and often had to remind some of her children that we were half German as well!
Our Mother was a formidable force when it came to work and family and always led by example. Having overcome many adversities in life that affected her health, and other aspects, to which she took pride in overcoming them. The very definition of Mother was truly written in every sense of the word when describing her. Many called her a Saint, Queen, friend, colleague, neighbor, Nana, but, we were blessed in having been able to call her our Mother.
Edith Jean leaves behind a large family that will miss her dearly, Her children; Sharon Ader and husband Bruce, of Lowell, NC. John J. Foley III, of Jeffersonville, VT. Greg Foley, of Newport, VT. Jennifer Foley and Uwe Hartmann of Nashua, NH. Maryellen Foley of Jeffersonville, VT. Michael Foley of Penacook, NH. Steven Foley and wife Jennifer, of South Burlington, VT. a brother John Bernard Swanekamp and his wife Patricia, of Sunset Beach, NC., Sister in-law Yolanda Swanekamp, of West Palm Beach, Fla . Margaret and Fred Gayder of Bayville, NJ., Thomas and Betty Foley of Apex, NC., Virginia Giordano of Wrightstown, NJ., Raymond and Jacklyn Foley of Spring Lake, NJ. Also several Nieces and Nephews and great nieces and nephews. There are 21 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service and celebration of life for Edith Jean on Sunday May 17, in Jeffersonville, VT at the 158 Main Restaurant and Bakery at 4:00 p.m. Donations may be made in the memory of Edith Jean Foley, to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, or St. Jude's. Cards of Condolence may also be sent to 158 Main Restaurant and Bakery, 158 Main Street, Jeffersonville, VT 05464.
, 75, of Newport Center, VT, passed away on August 31st, 2016.
He was born on April 11th, 1941 in Weedon, PQ. He was the son of the late Albini and Jenne (Gautier) Fontaine.
Gerard worked for Ethan Allen outside in the yard for 28 years. He married Helen LeMadeleine on July 3rd, 1965.
He enjoyed riding in his golf cart, Fishing off his pontoon boat and spending time with his children, grand children and great grand children.
He is survived by his wife Helen Fontaine of Newport Center, His daughter Kristine Fontaine of Rouses Point, NY, his son Gerard Fontaine and his wife Patricia of Newport Center. He is also survived by his grand children, Joshua Pion and his Fiance' Rebecca Poquette, Nicole Pion and her Fiance' Derek Grundmann, Melissa Savage and her husband Vaughan of South Africa, Stephany Delaney and her husband Stuart of NY, Jeremy Fontaine and his Friend Abbie Santaw of Newport Center, and 4 great grand children, Abigail, Peyton, Oliver and Graysen. He is also survived by his Brothers Real, Marcel and Ronald Fontaine and his sisters, Noella, Pierette, and Aline Dione.
He was predeceased by his siblings, Lionel, Alain, Leonard and Nicole.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday September 3rd, 2016 at 10:00AM at the St. Paul's Catholic Church in Barton, Vermont, with the Rev. Timothy Naples officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the VNA & Hospice, 46 Lakemont Rd, Newport, VT 05855.
, 96, of Derby, VT passed away on December 1, 2016 in Newport. He was born on October 21, 1920 in Beebe, VT to Albert and Aurore (Emond) Fontaine. On December 29, 1947 he married Gertrude Cheney who predeceased him on May 29, 2013.
He entered the United States Army and served his country during WWII. He was a foreman for the State of Vermont Transportation Department for over 20 years. After retirement he enjoyed working part-time hauling cars for local dealerships.
Mr. Fontaine was an avid outdoorsman. He loved being outside his entire life. His hobbies included woodworking, hunting, fishing, traveling and riding motorcycles. He was a former member of the American Legion Post 21 of Newport.
He is survived by his children: Dennis Fontaine and his wife Nancy of New Hampshire, and Laurie Fontaine of Newport, VT, by his daughters-in-law Patsy Fontaine of Ohio, and Betsy Fontaine of Norton, VT, by his grandchildren: Stephen J. Fontaine of Ohio, Melanie Walker and her husband David of North Carolina, Bryan and Adam Fontaine of Newport, VT, Sarah Fontaine of Beecher Falls, VT, Jacob, Jonathan and Jessalyn Walker of North Carolina, and Tyler and Gavin Fontaine of Ohio.
Lawrence is also survived by the following siblings: Dorilard Fontaine and his wife Georgette of Rochester, NH, Mary Jane Perkins of Bristol, CT, Lucille Patenaude of Westford, VT, Lionel Fontaine of Newport, VT, Anita Shorette of Bristol, CT, Helen Beauregard and her husband Robert of Essex, VT, and by several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife Gertrude, he was predeceased by his sons Stephen and Sherman, and his grandson Matthew; by his siblings Theresa Peterson, George Fontaine, Adellard Fontaine, and Angeline Fontaine; and by half brothers and sisters Yvonne Boivin, Midas Boivin, Felix Boivin, Jeanne Levesque.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 9th, at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Derby Line where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Friends may call from 9:30-10:30 A.M. on Friday, December 9th at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport, VT. Spring interment will occur in the Derby Cemetery with full military honors.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to Ronald Holland Dialysis Unit, in care of North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, VT. 05855.
, 85 of Holland went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2016 in Newport, Vermont. Lionel was born on October 26, 1930 and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather.
Lionel had a farm in Holland for 50 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. When he retired from farming many people met him through the raspberries and blueberries he grow and sold in Holland.
Lionel supported clubs like Fish & Game, strong supporter of NRA, Orleans County Fair, worked for the town of Holland as Lister and Selectmen and the United Christian Academy.
Lionel was a man of great faith and instrumental in early stages and growth for the Newport Church of God.
Lionel is survived by his wife of 64 years Simone, son Michael and daughter-in law Debbie, daughter Lorianne and son-in-law Fred, son Armand, his sister Germaine and husband Bill, brothers Rene and wife May, Raymond and wife Sharon and Robert and wife Christine along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. Lionel was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Anna Fortin, three sisters Rita, Yvonne, Lucienne and one brother Lucien. Lionel had 5 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Newport Church of God Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 2 pm.
, 91, well known resident of Derby, Vermont passed away peacefully on November 15, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born on September 29, 1925 in Newport to Robert and Dorris (Davis) Kilborn. On September 29, 1951 she married Kenneth Frawley who predeceased her on December 11, 1997.
Barbara graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Nursing. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega.
She was an avid member of various friendly and community activities including the After Five Club, Fortnightly Club, Board of Civil Authority, Gourmet Bridge Club, and regular Sunday night dinners with her friends.
Later in her life she opened the Yankee Peddler - a fabric shop in Derby, followed by her own antique store, Canterbury Antiques. which was run out of her home built in 1800 - one of the very first houses built in Derby.
Some of her most memorable attributes her family will remember her by are walking her dogs on a daily basis, making sure nobody mows the lawn besides herself (even up through her last days) and being a quintessential pillar for her commuinty, family, and friends. She enjoyed being outdoors, birdwatching, going on picnics, and taking ice cream road trips. Barbara was also known for her ability to "bounce back" from adversities with a smile.
She is survived by her children: Nancy Gardyne and her husband William of Derby, Vt., Mary Jo Frawley of Huntington Beach, Ca., Sally Lafoe and her husband Dave Lafoe of Norton, Vt., and Daniel Frawley and his wife Michelle of Derby, Vt., and by her grandchildren: Marin Gardyne, Danielle Altenburg and her husband Paul, and Zack Frawley. She was predeceased by her sister Beverly Smith.
Friends may call from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday November 18, 2016 at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday November 19, 2016 at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Derby Line where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Spring interment will follow at the Derby Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions can be made to the Derby Line Ambulance Service, Inc., PO Box 105, Derby Line VT 05830.
, 91, of Derby, Vermont passed away peacefully on August 27, 2016. She was born on October 11, 1924 in Lynn, MA, to Harold and Carrie (Smith) Earle. On September 30, 1943 she married Hugh F. Frazier who predeceased her on May 15, 2010.
She is survived by two daughters: Esther and her husband Glenn Searles of Barton, VT, and Darlene Whipple and her husband Bruce of Derby, VT, by her two grandsons: Scott and his wife April Whipple of Indian Trial, NC, and Jason Whipple of San Francisco, CA, and by her two great granddaughters, Alice and Ruby of NC. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and by special friend and neighbor Babe Lavoie and Irene Farrar, her Sunday morning Church companion. She was predeceased by her daughter Virginia on July 31, 1982.
They moved to Newport from Morrisville, VT in 1961. Until the move she was a stay at home Mom and wife. She went to work at B.F. Moore for a short time as a seamstress and then went to American Maple working there until her retirement in 1985.
She enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Every year she provided North Country Hospital with a hand made baby afgan for the New Year's Baby, as well as baby hats for the nursery. She also provided many mitten trees with her hand made mittens and hats.
Friends may call on Friday September 2, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport followed by a graveside service at the Pine Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Barker officiating.
We would also like to request that in lieu of flowers that any contributions be made to the Derby Line Ambulance Service, 67 Beech St, Derby, VT 05829.
, the actor known best as Dr. Will Hayward on “Twin Peaks,” died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at his home in Middlebury, Vermont, according to The Associated Press. He was 91.
Frost died after a lengthy illness, according to his son, “Twin Peaks” co-creator Mark Frost.
The elder Frost played Dr. Hayward, the medical doctor and coroner on the cult TV show. He reprised the role in an upcoming sequel series.
He had previously had a number of small roles on TV in the 1950s before leaving Hollywood for the twin cities of Minnesota, where he taught theater and appeared in local productions. He returned to TV in the 1990s, and his “Twin Peaks” role kicked off a career second act that also saw him in recurring roles as friend Billy Lewis on “Matlock” and the father of George Costanza’s fiancée, Susan Ross, on “Seinfeld.”
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Born June 5, 1925, in Newbury, Massachusetts, he joined the U.S. Navy at age 17 and served aboard a ship participating in the Allied D-Day landings at Normandy. After the war, he studied English at Middlebury College in Vermont. This was followed by a master’s degree from Occidental College in California and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota, where he became part of the theater department faculty.
Frost is survived by his wife, Virginia, and their three children.
“We’re saddened today to announce the passing of our dear old dad, Warren Frost,” Mark Frost said in a statement. “From the Normandy shores on D-Day to his 50-year career on stage and screen, he remained the same humble guy from Vermont who taught us that a life devoted to telling the right kind of truths can make a real difference in the lives of others. We’re grateful to have shared him with the world for as long as we did.”
, age 101, passed away May 3, 2016 at Newport Nursing Facility. She was born March 6, 1915 in Montpelier Vermont. Later she worked as a nurse in River Vale, New Jersey where she met Frank Gannon. They were married December 20, 1947. Later Frank and Breezy retired to Flint Hill, Virginia and Breezy was the president of the Rappahannock Garden Club. She enjoyed restoring antiques and cooking. She was a devoted wife, a loving aunt, a very special sister and a fun-loving friend. Her kindness and laughter will be remembered by many.
She is survived by and will be missed by her nephews Michael Bresette, Ronald Bresette, John Henry Williams, her niece Betsy Cisson,her great niece Katie Cisson and her cousin, Mary Prouty.
Breezy was preceded in death by her parents Marjorie and Wilbert "Charlie" Bresette, her husband Frank Gannon, her sister Olive "Shorty" Williams, her brother Elwin "Bunky" Bresette, and her nephews Elwin Joseph Bresette and Douglas Bresette.
Graveside service will be held at the Green Mountain Cemetery at 39 Main Street, Montpelier, Vermont on May 23, 2016 at 3 PM.
beloved wife of Ronald A Gardner. Jeannine went home to be with the Lord, whom she loved and served, following a brief illness on June 29, 2016. She was born in Geneva, New York on August 2, 1933, the daughter of Ralph W. and Viola E. (Furness) Emerson.
She later graduated from Owego Free Academy, Owego, NY in 1950 after attending her first three years of high school at Newport High School in Newport, Vermont. On April 8, 1951, she married her high school sweetheart and life-long best friend, Ronald A. Gardner, who predeceased her on September 15, 2009.
To them were born four children, Dana R Gardner (wife Karen) of Tiverton, RI; Ronni Jean Fedele, who predeceased Jeannine on October 30, 2002; Laurie L Gardner (significant other Peter Kramer) of Reading, MA; and Glenn R Gardner (wife Lori Jo) of Littleton, NH.
She was blessed with 8 grandchildren whom she loved and prayed for; Heather Gardner, Andrea Kegelman, Jaclyn Paglia, Aaron Ward, Allison Fulford, Isaac Gardner, Cassady Hantz, and Reannan Young. Jeannine also enjoyed her 8 great-grandchildren; Brian Bourquez, Mia Buonarosa, Ronni Brynn Kegelman, Aaden Ward, Logan Ward, Chase Belisle, Emerson Fulford, and Garrett Cole; and would eagerly await updates of each one of them.
She is also survived by two sisters, Sherill Marciano (husband John) of Ramona, CA and Maryon Lopez of San Diego, CA. She was predeceased by another sister, Luann Harding of Caballo, NM.
Jean, as she was known to many, was an L.P.N. having graduated from Household Nursing Association School of Practical Nursing in Boston, MA in 1955. She later earned her Associates Degree in Nursing from Vermont College in 1987. An accomplishment of which she and her entire family were quite proud. She worked in various hospitals in MA, NY, TX, and VT and finished her career employed at Orleans and Northern Essex Home Health Agency of Newport, VT.
Among her many interests and passions, Jean was an avid reader. Right up until her death she would always have one and most often two different fiction novels, biographies, or historical narratives together with her cherished Bible under her purview. She was smart, well read and taught each of her children and several of her grand-children the joy of reading.
She also had a keen interest in both live theater and the cinema. She fondly recalled when she was a young girl her mother, Viola, and she would sneak away from the rest of the family for Saturday matinees at the local movie house. She often spoke of those times as amongst her most favorite. Later on, her daughter Ronni Jean started a tradition that stands to this day of taking Jean to the Weathervane Theater to celebrate her birthday. After Ronni's passing, daughter Laurie willingly and happily carried on. She would always be so excited when the new schedule would come out each year as she would ponder which shows she would want to see and would be eager to share them with all of her family. Jean enjoyed acting herself and participated in drama and theater in her younger years.
In her own words, her greatest enjoyment was time she spent with her family and friends. Her deepest wish for them was that they might come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord as she did and so to have an assurance of meeting together in heaven in His presence where she now awaits. She was an active member of the Whitefield Baptist Church, Whitefield, NH.
Arrangements are being managed by Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster, NH. A celebration of life and memorial service will be held Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 11:00 am at the Whitefield Baptist Church with Pastor Greg Vigne officiating. Interment will take place at the Derby Center Cemetery in Derby, VT at a date to be determined by the family.
While Jean loved flowers and particularly her colorful annuals, the family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to either the Whitefield Baptist Church or The Weathervane Theater in her memory.
of Derby, Vermont died March 8, 2016 just two months shy of his 94th birthday. He was born in New York City on May 5, 1922 in what he described as " a cold water flat." All who had the good fortune of knowing this kind and gentle man walked in the presence of one who exemplified selflessness, caring and humility. He always put the needs of others before his own. As a young man he took care of his aging parents and later welcomed his mother in law into his home after he and Dorothy (Murphy) Geisel married in 1946. He was the constant loving and attentive caretaker to his wife when she developed significant physical disabilities during her life. Howie was always there for those who needed him. When Dorothy passed away in 1998, he became a volunteer at North Country Hospital and greeted patients at the visitors desk. He could be found there most Monday afternoons, out on the golf course at Newport Country Club in the summer, or in the company of his children and grandchildren.
Howie retired from Verizon as an electrical engineer in 1985 having spent 43 years working for American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) and its subsidiaries. His attention to detail and his strong analytical mind informed his approach to problem solving when helping someone in need. He never met a mechanical, plumbing or electrical problem that perseverance and focus couldn't solve. He was extremely proud of his children and spoke glowingly of their contributions to the educational community to all who cared to listen. He is survived by his son Rick Geisel and his wife Laura, his daughter Robyn McCarthy and her husband Bill and his daughter Roni Murphy and her husband John. He leaves behind nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and many friends and acquaintances.
The family invites friends to join them at his house on 40 Roberts Drive Derby Vt. on March 26, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to remember his long life well lived.
, 70, of Newport Center, VT, passed away on May 5, 2016 at his home. He was born on February 18, 1946 in Barton, Vermont to George and Pauline (Sicard) Geoffrey. On October 5, 1968 he married Shirlene Willey who survives him. He attended Derby Academy. Ray was owner and operator of Ray's Auto and Ray's ATV.
He held membership with the ATV Club, Border Ridge Runners, Ducks Unlimited, Benevolent Order of the Elks, and Trout Unlimited. His enjoyment included playing guitar with his brother Andre, hunting, fishing, 4 wheeling, snowmobiling, going to his hunting camp with his buddies and family, playing cards, the company of his dogs during his lifetime, and most especially getting into mischief.
He is survived by his wife Shirlene Geoffrey of Newport Center, VT, by his children: Heath Mark Geoffrey and his companion Stacey of Derby Line, VT, Heather Geoffrey and her companion Wolf Luman of Espanola, MN, and Jarrod Geoffrey and his wife Dawn-Rae of Ashville, NC, by his grandchildren: Hanna Jacobs, Pride Geoffrey, Ronan and Grace Geoffrey, by his siblings: Florence Coogan of Schenectady, NY, Jeannine Besaw and her husband Gene of Derby, VT, Leo Geoffrey and his wife Evelyn of Derby, VT, Claire Lavoie and her husband George of Newport, VT, Marcel Geoffrey and his wife Darlene of Newport, VT, by his sister-in-laws Lucy Laframbroise of Derby Line, VT, Helen Willey of Fruita, CO, brother-in-laws Leo Willey and his wife Rachel of Newport, VT, and Keith Willey and his wife Melanie of Newport Center, VT and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Andre Geoffrey and by his brother-in-laws Jack Coogan and Neil Willey.
Friends may call on Friday May 13, 2016 from 8:30 A.M-10:30 A.M. at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, 37 Lake Road, Newport. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday May 13, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newport where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Society, 502 Strawberry Acres, Newport, VT 05855.
On Sunday, March 1, Jay Gerber of Tomifobia
, Quebec and Newport, Vermont died peacefully at home after a brief illness. For the last several years, Jay taught in the schools of Vermont's North East Kingdom. Prior to his teaching career, he spent more than ten years in Toronto, Ontario working for Quo Vadis International as a Director and VP of Sales and Marketing. A graduate of Stanstead College, he held a degree in Mathematics from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and studied education at Lyndon State College in Vermont.
Jay was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and spent his early years in Papua, New Guinea where his parents were educational missionaries. He returned to North America as an elementary school student whose love of learning was matched only by his love of music.
A talented athlete as a young man, Jay coached basketball for many years while he was teaching. He was an active member of the Holland Community Church and previously held Board of Director positions with several organizations, including the North Country Concert Association. He was also an Honorary Life Member of the Stanstead Historical Society. Jay was a man with broad experiences who gave freely of his time to students and others who looked to him for special help and friendship.
He is survived by his father Don Gerber, his sisters, Lynda Nosek of Vancouver, BC, and Willow Gerber of Washington, DC, and his nephews Pol Nosek and Jack Ritzenthaler. He was predeceased by his mother, Florence McElroy Gerber, and brother, Don Gerber Jr. Jay will be greatly missed by family and friends.
A celebration of Jay's life is planned for April or early May.