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BRADENTON, FLORIDA – COL. Dean Jarvis Campbell
, USA (Ret.), 79, of Bradenton, Florida, passed away on November 25, 2014. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marilyn McHale Campbell.
Born March 10, 1935, in Barre, Vermont, Dean was the son of the late Clarence and Elsie (Dean) Campbell. He was a 1953 graduate of Spaulding High School and received a BS degree from Norwich University in 1957, being commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Armor Branch of the U.S. Army.
Dean enjoyed sharing many happy youthful memories of skiing with high school teammates, playing his clarinet in local community bands, working at Central Market with his aunt and uncle, the late Velma and Frank LoSasso, and spending summers at Joe’s Pond. He enjoyed playing in several bands at Norwich and was proud to have been a member of what he considered to be the best ski team in the history of Norwich.
Following graduation and a tour of duty in the United States Army at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Dean pursued a civilian career with Sears – Roebuck Company, initially in Baltimore, Maryland and later at the home office in Chicago, Illinois. He met his future wife in Chicago. They were married in New York City on November 24, 1962.
Dean was recalled to active duty in 1964 and retired from the Army after 32 years of active and reserve service, including two tours of duty in Vietnam. He also retired from the United States Department of Justice after 17 years, completing his service as an executive officer in the Executive Office of the U.S. Attorneys in Washington, DC. After retirement, Dean and Marilyn moved to Bradenton, Florida where Dean was active in youth sports.
Survivors also include children and grandchildren: Robert Scott Campbell, of Baltimore, Maryland; Lisa Angela Painter (James), of Gibsonton, Florida; Robert Timothy Edwards, and Amber Marie Edwards, of Bradenton, Florida; and Samantha Carlson, of Germantown, Maryland; as well as a great-grandson, Noah Campbell Davison.
His committal and graveside service with full military honors will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 11:00 A.M., in the Berlin Corner Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675
, 84, of Snow Avenue, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2015, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
Lucille (Ceily) was born on August 27, 1930 in Corinth, the daughter of George and Beatrice (Miles) Linton. She attended local school, Thetford Academy, and after moving to Barre in 1945, graduated from Spaulding High School in 1948. During her school years and until her marriage in 1950 to Gabino “Benny” Aja, she was employed at the former Tots and Teens and Town Shop clothing stores in Barre.
Lucille and Benny operated Aja’s Television Service in Barre and were among the first to bring television to Central Vermont. After the business was sold in 1967, Lucille was employed at the former People’s Bank and later worked for many years at the Granite Savings Bank, both in Barre. She retired in 1992 as the manager of their branch bank at the former Howard’s Market in South Barre. In later years, she worked at the Rock of Ages Visitors’ Center in Graniteville.
Lucille was very active in local affairs, had served as Justice of the Peace, was co-chair of the Vermont Bicentennial Celebration and was on numerous committees for Homecoming Days. She had served on the boards of Studio Place Arts, Project Independence, and the Barre Historical Society. She was also a volunteer for the Barre Partnership, the Vermont Historical Society, the Aldrich Library and a tour guide at the State house in Montpelier.
Lucille was an active member of the Barre Universalist Church and had served on the church’s Board of Management and numerous other church committees. Her other memberships included the Friends of the Library, where she had served as president, RSVP of Central Vermont, and was honored to become a member of the Barre Rotary Club in 2004.
She and her husband, Benny were recognized by Barre’s Joint Service Clubs in 1989 for their contributions to the city. Whenever she was asked why she was such an active volunteer, her answer was always, “I live here”.
Lucille and Benny traveled to many countries including Spain, Russia, and Cuba. They loved dancing and were happiest listening and dancing to “Big Band” music. She was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time in the garden and writing poems and short stories.
Survivors include her son, Gabino “Ben” Aja, Jr. and her favorite grandson, Nick; her sisters, Hazel Lewis and Margaret Varney; and numerous very special nieces and nephews of the Linton and Aja families.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years, Benny; brothers, Fenton and Franklyn Linton; and sister, Helen Mclam.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held in late July in the Barre Universalist Church with the date and time to be announced. Interment will be in the Hope Cemetery in Barre. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
, 83, of Batchelder Road, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015 at his home, he was surrounded by his family at the time.
Born on April 26, 1932 in Hancock, VT, he was the son of John E. and Nathalie (Allen) Andress. He attended schools in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Following his schooling he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he spent 2 years before being honorably discharged.
Upon discharge he married DeEtte Batchelder in Plainfield where they resided. DeEtte predeceased Romaine in 1968.
In March of 1974 he married Edith Hathaway of Barre. They continued living on Batchelder Road in Plainfield.
Romaine spent some years living in New Hampshire and then moved to Plainfield where he made his home on the Batchelder Farm for the remainder of his days as a dedicated and hardworking farmer.
He was an avid hunter. In 2009 Romaine shot, with a muzzle loader, a record buck with a rack that scored 148. He was honored at an awards banquet and received a plaque.
He is survived by his wife Edith Andress, of Plainfield; his daughter, Debra Perry and her husband, Shawn, of Plainfield; four sons, Andy Andress and his wife, Carey, of Syracuse, NY, Edward Andress, Douglas Andress and Steven Andress all of Plainfield. He is also survived by his sisters, Muriel Wallace and Rita Copeland both of Plainfield, Waneta Mayhew and her husband, Russell, of Marshfield, three brothers, Jay Kennett and his wife, Helen, of East Barre, Eugene Kennett, Jerry Kennett and his wife, Barbara, both of Barre, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by three brothers, Theodore, Julian and Clyfton Andress and his step-daughter, Delia Watson, of Maine.
There are no calling hours. A time of gathering and luncheon for family and friends will precede the service at the Twin Valley Senior Center, Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Plainmont Cemetery in East Montpelier.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Romaine’s memory may be made to CVHHH, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 or Twin Valley Senior Center, P.O. Box 152, East Montpelier, VT. 05651.
, 73, of Downes Road, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. His family had been at his bedside.
Born May 24, 1942 in Barre City, he was the son of Libero P. and Lucy (Batchelder) Angelino. He graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre City in 1961 and later graduated from Comerford Flight School at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts.
Dick was a long-time commercial airline captain, flying for Executive Airlines, Air New England, People’s Express which later merged with Continental Airlines from which he retired in May of 2002.
On October 12, 1963 he married Linda C. Craig in the Barre Congregational Church. Most of their married life had been spent in Underhill.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing golf, and was an avid outdoorsman and the camaraderie of the Mutuo, Inc., in Barre, and his loss will be felt forever.
Besides his wife, Linda, Dick leaves 2 sons James Angelino and his companion, Deborah Tilton, of South Burlington and John Angelino and his wife, Denise, of Underhill and a granddaughter, Bryce Angelino, and 4 grandsons: Michael, Alex, Oliver, and Benjamin Angelino, his aunt Mildred Batchelder and cousins Barbara Ozog, Sandra and Shirley Batchelder and Dana and Thomas Comstock, more distant relatives and many dear friends and flying colleagues.
The service to honor and celebrate Dick’s life will be held Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Barre Congregational Church.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Vermont, Children’s Hospital, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401, or Hope Lodge, 237 East Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401
, 53, of Point Ridge Rd., passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 in his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born on February 13, 1962 in Cincinnati, OH, is the son of Gary Arleth of Cambridge Vermont and the late Leila (Lutterbei) Arleth. He married Debi (Clark) Arleth in 1987 and together they shared their home with their three beautiful children.
Dale worked as a car salesman for 802 Toyota for the last 10 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing and boating.
In addition to his father, Dale is survived by his wife of 28 years, Debi Arleth of Berlin; his daughters, Emily and Morgan and son Gary all of Berlin. Sisters, Vicki Rusinko and husband Ed of New York, Vivian Mitchell and husband Ben of Maine, and several nieces and nephews.
Dale will forever be remembered for his kind heart, his sense of humor and his unending love for his family and friends.
The service to honor Dale’s life will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm in the First Congregational Church of Berlin, 1808 Scott Hill Rd.
Calling Hours will be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre, VT.
Memorial donations may be made to Central VT Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Rd., Barre, VT 05641.
, 84, a former Williamstown resident, passed away Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin where she had resided for several years.
Born on November 22, 1930 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Harold and Juanita (Morway) Douglas. She attended elementary school in Montpelier and Montpelier High School.
On January 14, 1950, Marion married Reginald F. Atherton. For many years, they lived in Williamstown. He passed away on July 7, 2002.
Marion first worked for the former Sprague Electric Company in Barre as an assembly worker. Later, she worked in home health care as a Licensed Nurse’s Assistant.
She attended the First Baptist Church of Barre. She enjoyed playing the guitar, camping, playing cards, and country music.
She is survived by her five daughters, Regina Atherton of Lebanon, NH, Deborah Ennis and her husband, David of Sunderland, Sheila Palmer and her husband, Craig of East Montpelier, Tonya Wilson and her husband, Ray of Shaftsbury, and Melinda Gabree and her husband, Roger of Williamstown; thirteen grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Douglas of California, Robert Douglas and Harold Douglas, Jr., both of Burlington; two sisters, Wanda Malloy of Florida and Nancy Davis of Randolph; nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a brother, Stephen Douglas and two sisters, Harriet Thygesen and Ruth Frazier.
Her memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Randolph Center with the interment to follow the service. Family and friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre on Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The family gives a special thanks to all the staff at Woodridge who cared for our mother.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641; or Woodridge Nursing Home Resident Activity Fund, 142 Woodridge Drive, Berlin, VT 05602; or Project Independence, 81 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641.
, 85, of North Main Street, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born January 27, 1930 in Devils Lake, ND, she was the daughter of Archerbald and Helen (Lashman) McLaughlin. She attended school in North Dakota.
On February 13, 1973 she married Allen Badore. He passed away in January of 1991.
She enjoyed playing UNO and traveling, as she wintered in Florida.
Survivors include; her children, Patrick Thompson and his wife Jean of Charlestown, NH, Robert Thompson and his wife Corinne of Jericho Center, Julie Thompson of Barre, and Jane Thompson of East Montpelier; her step children, Gerald Badore of Greenfield, MA, Nancy Ploof of Williston, Robert Badore of Waitsfield, Richard Badore and his wife Judith of Fairfax, and Brenda Jenkins and her husband Stan of Georgia, VT; her sisters, Hazel Nelson and her husband Merv of Minnesota and Lorraine Curly of South Carolina; 23 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
There are no services planned.
, 82, of Cambria Street, passed away Saturday, November 14, 2015, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. His family was at his bedside.
Born on January 5, 1933 in Montpelier, he was the son of Dewey and Lucile (Venner) Baldwin. He attended Williamstown and Barre Elementary Schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre.
From 1952 to 1954, Frank served in the United States Air Force. He was a medic stationed in England during the Korean Conflict.
Frank had worked for the former Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and Sprague Electric Company, both in Barre as a machine operator for many years. He went on to work at the National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier in the mailroom until he retired.
Practical by nature, his family often looked to him for his invaluable advice. He was a kind and considerate brother and uncle, always eager to share his opinion on just about anything, especially politics and liked keeping track of and helping the many the members of his family. He was dependable and solid and they knew he could always be counted on. He will be dearly missed.
Frank enjoyed watching many types of sports and especially loved going to camp with his family.
Survivors include his sisters, Beverly Kennedy of Philadelphia, PA and Phyllis Brendemuehl of Freeport, IL; his brother, Thomas Baldwin of Barre; many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, William Baldwin and Dewey Baldwin and three sisters, Marjorie Baldwin, Carol Check, and Patricia Ingram.
His graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the Berlin Corner Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Veterans Administration Memorial of ones choice.
, 74, of Daniels Drive, died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at her home with her family at her bedside.
Born September 4, 1940, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Edith (Menard) Nichols and had attended Northfield Schools.
On January 11, 1958, she married Salvatore F. Balzanelli in St. Monica’s Catholic Church. They had made their home in Barre City and since 1977 at their present home. “Sal” died May 29, 2010.
Dawn had worked for over 30 years as a licensed nurse’s aide at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center and will always be remembered as a dedicated, hard worker who always put her patients first. Following her “retirement” she became a part-time caregiver at the nursing home until February of 2014, when she was diagnosed with cancer.
She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and most especially, spending time with her family who will recall her as the best mother and grandmother in the world.
Survivors include her 2 daughters; Cheryl Willette and her husband, Lee, of Roxbury and Traci Clark and her husband, Bill, of Washington and her 2 sons Salvatore F. Balzanelli, Jr., and his wife Sandra, of East Barre and Michael Balzanelli and his wife Laurie of Yarmouth, Maine and 5 grandsons Joseph, Talon, Darby, Gabe and Alex.
Also surviving are her sisters Dorothy Fitzsimmons, Priscilla Williams and Penny Abbott and brothers Larry and David Nichols and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Lloyd Nichols.
The mass of Christian Burial to honor Dawn’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Barre.
Interment will follow in the Hope Cemetery in Barre City.
Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, 95, of Elliston Street, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center. His family had been at his bedside.
Born on October 20, 1919 in Montpelier, he was the son of Pearley and Ethel (Lawson) Barton. Earl attended local schools and graduated from Montpelier High School in the 1937. After graduation, he became a Master Plumber and worked in that industry for over 30 years in the Central Vermont and Burlington area.
In 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Staff Sergeant during World War II until he was honorably discharged in 1945.
On September 24, 1954, he married Gladys Molander in Montpelier. They were married for 58 years. She died in 2013. They first made their home in East Montpelier for a year before moving to Barre where they resided at their Elliston Street residence for the remainder of their lives.
Earl was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #1391 and in his spare time enjoyed baseball, football, woodworking, and yardsaleing with his relatives.
Survivors include his daughter Vivian Lawrence, and her husband, John of Barre; his two sons Michael and Steven also of Barre; his five grandchildren, Jason Lawrence, Sean Lawrence, Laura Charbonneau, Patrick Barton, Jennifer Gilman and his great-grandchildren Todd and Dylan Charbonneau. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Juliet Barton, of Florida.
A memorial Service to celebrate Earl’s life will be held on July 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center, Resident Activity Fund, 378 Prospect Street, Barre, VT 05641.
, 52, of Stellar Road, passed away as a result of a motorcycle accident on Saturday, May 2, 2015.
Born on September 24, 1962 in Berlin, he was the son of Lester and Joyce (Baker) Beach, Sr. Lynn attended Brook Street and Spaulding Graded Schools and Spaulding High School, all in Barre. He made his home in Barre and Williamstown.
Lynn worked in construction and excavation for several companies including most recently Hebert Excavation Corp. in Williamstown. He was an active member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1391 in Williamstown. His interests were fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycles and ATVs, cutting wood, and spending time with friends.
Survivors include his son, Eric Crowningshield-Beach of East Barre; his brothers, Lester Beach, Jr. and his wife, Marcia of Barre and Levi Beach and his wife, Marleen of Williamstown; his sisters, Janet Meunier of Kentucky, Judy Bayne of Kentucky, and Joanne Weeks and her partner, Ninja of East Barre; Lynn’s partner, Lisa Steventon of Williamstown; his stepsister, Theresa Rouleau and her husband, Joe of Williamstown; his stepbrother, Richard Lakin and his wife, Kim of East Barre; and many nieces and nephews.
His graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in Hope Cemetery in Barre, followed by calling hours from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1391 in Williamstown and a service celebrating Lynn’s life at 3:00 p.m. Family and friends will continue to share memories and refreshments following the service.
Contributions in his memory may be made to one’s favorite animal charity or humane society.
, age 91, died peacefully early Thursday, September 10, 2015 at her home with her family.
Born May 19, 1924 in Johnson, Vermont to Everest and Harriett (Emery) Sample, she was the fourth child of ten. Ruth graduated from Williamstown High School in the class of 1941.
On November 9, 1945 she married Glendon D Beaton, who predeceased her in 2004.
From 1942 to 1945 she attended nurses training at Barre City Hospital and interned at Boston City Hospital. Upon earning her registered nurses (RN) degree, she returned to VT to work at Barre City Hospital from 1945-1962. After leaving Barre City Hospital she went on to be the RN at Sprague Electric also in Barre. Her next endeavor was a visiting nurse at Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice (CVHHH) beginning in 1969. While working at CVHHH, she was the school nurse at the Washington and Orange Village Schools. Ruth’s greatest accomplishment was being one of the four founders of the Hospice program in Central Vermont. She retired from CVHHH in 1983 and relocated with Glen to Melbourne, Florida. During her early retirement she worked McFarland House in Barre during the summer. In 2005 she moved back to Vermont where she resided at The Garden’s in Williamstown, VT.
During her time at the Garden’s she volunteered at the CVHHH foot clinic. In 2013 she was the CVHHH volunteer of the year. Ruth’s creative abilities were endless; she could look at anything and go home and replicate it! For years Ruth made Halloween costumes; which were worn by her grandchildren, great grandchildren and their friends. In 1996 she attended The Braemar Summer School of Kilt Making in Troy, New York. She then made kilts for several of her family members.
In 2014 while Ruth was recovering from chemo at Woodridge Health and Rehab, she learned how to make memory bracelets. She has made approximately 1,000 bracelets! Of late she donated all of the proceeds to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network. At their annual walk in June she presented them with over $4,000. Her family will continue this tradition in her memory. Ruth’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the joy of her life and she loved them all dearly.
Survivors include her daughters, Cheryl Currier and her husband, David, and Donna Scott and her husband, Kevin; grandchildren, Cortney Currier-Holloway and her husband, Spencer; Stephanie Currier and her husband, Frank Carbonneau; Jennifer Mason and her husband, Joshua; Karrin Scott and Hillarie Ruth Scott; great grandchildren Riley Carbonneau and her fiancé, John Phillips, Isaiah Carbonneau and Miles Mason; her siblings Harriett Leclair, Richard Sample, Kay Erff, George Sample and her 107 year old Aunt Mable Ericcson and many nieces and nephews. She also had many friends at The Gardens who she considered her extended family.
She is predeceased by her spouse, her parents and siblings Madeline Joyal, Shirley Bernier, Douglas Sample, William Sample and James Sample.
Ruth’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11am in the Graniteville Presbyterian Church. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, 198 Farr Avenue, Morrisville, VT 05661.
, 72, of Merchant Street, passed away Thursday, October 1, 2015, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington with his family at his bedside.
Born on January 12, 1943 in Barre, he was the son of Roma and Bertha (Dion) Beaudin. He attended the former Holy Ghost School in Graniteville and Spaulding High School in Barre. From 1962 to 1965, he served in the U. S. Army and had served in Germany.
Donald was first married to Louise Hayford. Following their marriage, they lived in Barre and were later divorced.
On October 25, 1997, he married Linda LaPine and they made their home in Barre.
Donald spent his working career in the Granite Industry. In earlier years, he worked for the former Jones Brothers Granite Company in Barre, the South Barre Granite Company, Granite Importers, and Granite Industries of Vermont, both in Barre. In 2005, he retired from the Adams Granite Company. He stayed active, working for Barre Town, maintaining and mowing the recreation fields.
A former member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Washington and St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in East Barre, his other memberships included the Canadian Club and the American Legion Post 10, both of Barre.
He was an avid fan of Thunder Road and NASCAR Racing. In earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and snowmobiling.
Besides his wife, Linda Beaudin of Barre, he is survived by two sons, Michael Beaudin and his wife, Donna of Barre and Mark Beaudin and his wife, Teresa of Barre Town; three grandchildren, Matthew Portzer, Lucas Beaudin, and Zachary Portzer; a stepdaughter, Carrie Philburt and her husband, Bernie of Shrewsbury; a stepson, Russell Carrara and his wife, Karly of Shrewsbury; his brothers and sisters, Dennis Beaudin and his wife, Joyce, Laurette Allard and her husband, Mickey, all of Graniteville, Linda Sprague and her husband, John of East Brookfield, Jo-Ann Beaudin and her husband, Paschal Deblasio of Williston, Roma Beaudin, Jr. and his wife, Sandy of Florida, Rev. William Beaudin of Middlebury, and Ronald Beaudin and his wife, Valerie of East Brookfield; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His parents and brother, Gerard Beaudin, who died in infancy, predeceased him.
His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, October 9, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre. Family and friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre on Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. His internment will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in East Randolph.
WILLIAMSTOWN - Eleanor B. (Cochran) Beede
, 82, of Baptist Street, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 4, 2015, with her family by her side in the comfort of her home.
Born on January 2, 1933 in East Barre, Eleanor was one of four children of Raymond and Evelyn Cochran. Later she became the stepdaughter of Coleman Nutbrown, Sr. and stepsister to his children.
On June 23, 1951, Eleanor married Robert E. Beede of Barre. They made their home at 52 Websterville Road in Barre Town where they resided for 50 years. They then built a new home adjacent to their sons in Williamstown.
Eleanor was previously employed by the former Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and Sprague Electric Company for over 30 years and then was co-owner of Beede’s Pit Stop. After her retirement, she got bored and went to work at the Barre Town Elementary School cafeteria for several years.
Her absolute greatest achievement was her family, which provided her with much pride and joy. She was a doting wife, mother, mimi and great-mimi. She always looked so forward to the numerous family gatherings and took tremendous pride in providing her great feasts, which were always big enough to feed the entire town.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Robert Beede; her two sons, Charles “Chuck” Beede and his wife, Francine and Daniel Beede and his wife Lynn; her precious grandchildren, Rachel Laggner and her husband, Daniel, Renee Holbrook and her husband, Justin, Bethany Davis and her husband, Charles, Kristen Ziter and her husband, Mike, Ryan Nielsen, and Samantha Nielsen. In addition, there are her great-grandchildren, Riley and Colby Laggner, Donovan and Jonathan Sicard, Ryan Holbrook, Daniel Beede, Logan and Natalie Davis, and Emma, Brenna, and Ezra Ziter; her brothers, Donald and Kenneth Cochran; as well as numerous extended family and friends. Additionally, there is her beautiful cat Dolly, who provided her with much joy and comfort.
Eleanor is predeceased by her parents and stepfather; her two-year-old son, Dennis; her brother, Bob Cochran; stepbrothers, Gilbert Nutbrown and Coleman Nutbrown, Jr.; stepsister Dorothy White; and several extended family members who have passed before her.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the wonderful care and support provided by the Plainfield Health Center and Central Vermont Medical Center for the past several years. Heartfelt thanks goes to the staff of the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, which guided Eleanor and her family throughout the difficult process of her final journey.
A Celebration of Eleanor’s Life will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the Barre Congregational Church at 35 Church Street. There are no calling hours. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Barre Lodge of Elks, 10 Jefferson Street, Barre, immediately following the service. Later interment will take place in the Spring.
Any donations in Eleanor’s honor and memory can be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 or to the Central Vermont Humane Society, P.O. Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601.
, age 84, died peacefully on Thursday, January 29, 2015, after a long illness. Since December, he was a resident at the Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center in Barre. He was a resident of the Washington Apartments in Barre and previously of the Limehurst Mobile Home Park in Williamstown for 30 years.
Born on June 30, 1930 in Lower Graniteville, he was the son of George and Agathe (Gingras) Bibeau. He attended Holy Ghost School in Graniteville and St. Michael's High School in Montpelier, graduating in 1949.
Henry was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving from 1952 to 1954. In his younger years, Henry served as a lifeguard at Limehurst Lake where he later made his home. He worked as a police officer for the Barre Police Department for 30 years, retiring in 1986. Most people remember him as a crossing guard in downtown Barre. Henry was a boxer and participated in the Golden Gloves Boxing events at the Barre Auditorium and he won the Golden Gloves State Championship in 1949. In recent years, he would attend the annual boxing matches in Burlington, where he was recognized for his contributions to the sport of boxing as both a boxer and a coach. Henry enjoyed having people sign his History of the Golden Gloves book. He owned a 1963 Avanti Studebaker, which was a classic car at that time.
Henry was a member of the Coventry Club and Resort (aka Forest City Lodge) in Milton for 48 years (1963-2011). His other memberships include St. Monica Church & St. Sylvester's Church, Barre Fish & Game Club for 50 plus years, a lifetime member of the Barre Elks Lodge #1535, Canadian Club, Loyal Order of the Moose, and the American Legion, Post 10, of Barre.
Henry was an avid hunter and fisherman. His nephew, Brian Bibeau, built Henry several tree stands where he hunted in his later years. Over the years, he shot over 40 deer and 35 turkeys. He organized wild game feeds and bass fishing derbies at his summer camp. He had many hunting stories to tell and starting in 2000, JD Green from Froggy 100.9 created a Friday morning radio show for "The Tree Stand Man." On a weekly basis, Henry "The Tree Stand Man" would provide listeners with fascinating and humorous stories about his hunting experiences and would also offer hunting tips. This radio show went on for 8 years. Henry was very proud to be a part of this weekly show. The family would like to acknowledge JD Green for all he did for Henry over the years.
Henry never married, however, he considered his nephew, Brian "EZ DUZ IT" Bibeau and niece, Lori "Number 1" Bibeau, to be his son and daughter. He also considered their children to be his grandchildren, Derek "Yukon" Bibeau and Andrea "Angel" Bibeau.
Over the years, Henry required extensive medical and personal care. We would like to acknowledge his physicians and the staff for the outstanding care he received: Dr. Laura Felsted, Dr. Greg MacDonald, Dr. Shira Louria, Mountain View Medical, Rowan Health and Rehabilitation Center, SASH, Central Vermont Home Health, Council on Aging, Central Vermont Medical Center, Barre Housing Authority, The Galley, and the Lincoln House.
Survivors include Brian and Lori (Tucker) Bibeau, of Barre Town, Derek and his wife Vui (Kwasnik) Bibeau, and Andrea Bibeau, all of South Burlington; two brothers, Alcide and his wife Marie, of Graniteville, Lionel and his wife Judy of Saranac Lake, New York; two sisters, Gertrude Wills, of Barre, and Laurette and her husband George Caron, of Casselberry, Florida; nieces Debra Rosa, Catherine O'Kane and Barbara Jean Bibeau; great-nieces Jessica Rosa, Ashley Bibeau, Courtney O'Kane, Kelsey O'Kane and Corinne O'Kane; great-nephews Joshua Bibeau and Eric Bibeau: and great-great-nephews Hunter Bibeau, Nathaniel Bibeau and Sebastian Bibeau.
He was predeceased by his parents and nephew, Kevin Bibeau. Other "adopted" family include the entire Tucker family, who included Henry for holiday and camp gatherings. Also, the Dunkin Donuts & McDonald's coffee clan and numerous hunting and fishing camps where Henry spent his glory days!
A Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. There are no calling hours. A private burial will take place in the Williamstown Village Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Henry Bibeau Scholarship Fund, c/o Brian Bibeau, 236 Osborne Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, 80, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, at his home in Marshfield, on Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
Born on August 9, 1934, he was the son of Anson and Geraldine (Noyes) Bickford.
Better known as “Charlie” he grew up in Cabot where he worked along side his father in the trucking industry. He graduated Cabot High School in 1952. Charlie was known for his basketball playing skills.
On August 30, 1953, he married Barbara Lyndes of Marshfield, his high school sweetheart. This union was one that was truly blessed in many ways and lasted until Barbara passed away in 2011 in their 58th year of marriage.
Charlie took over the Lyndes family farm shortly after their marriage and he ran the farm over the next 38 years. Charlie and Barbara’s farm was one of the top award winning farms in the state of Vermont. Known for their superior herds and milk production it was Charlie’s pride and joy. The farm is the most scenic in the valley, and was the playground of their three children and many grandchildren.
Charlie’s next venture was the quarry business that he opened on the family farm. Bickford Quarry serviced many surrounding towns, and furnished materials for many state highways. Many will remember seeing Charlie in his bucket loader.
Known for his carpentry skills, Charlie built two houses from the bottom up on the farm and added a huge addition to the barn. His interest in civic matters had him serving on the Twinfield School Board, Winooski Soil Conservation District, Marshfield Volunteer Fire Fighters, and as a Marshfield Selectman. Charlie also spent a period of time as head of maintenance at Twinfield Union School.
His hobbies included drag racing, motorcycle riding, deer hunting, and improvements to the vista at the farm.
Charlie and Barbara spent many winters in Daytona Beach, FL where they owned a second home. Daytona was a spot that brought much joy to both of them.
He is survived by his children, Sheryl Moshinskie and her husband, Bob of Kodak, TN, Larry Bickford and his wife, Amethyst of Brooklyn, NY and Dale Bickford and his wife, Julie of Marshfield; his grandchildren, Eric Moshinskie, Shawn Moshinskie, Stephanie Metcalf, Michelle Moshinskie; Camron Bickford; Christopher Bickford, Jennifer Bickford, and Brittany Bickford; fourteen great- grandchildren; and his sister, Ester Brown of Ledyard, CT.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. Interment will take place in the Eaton Cemetery in Marshfield. There are no calling hours.
, 59, of Main Street, died Saturday, August 29, 2015, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
Born on February 20, 1956 in Brockton, MA, he was the son of Richard David and Betty May (Bolio) Bolio. He attended elementary school in Brockton and later attended middle school and elementary school in Worcester, VT and Union 32 in East Montpelier.
David made his home in Williamstown with his longtime companion, Teresa Fanton Bolio. In his early years, he first worked as a bouncer in area bars. Later, he worked on several area dairy farms. More recently, he was a quarryman for Rock of Ages Corporation in Graniteville and worked as a landscaper in the Burlington and the Williamstown areas.
He had attended the Williamstown United Federated Church, was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Club in Williamstown, and was a former member of the Cribbage League along with his brother, Arnold.
David enjoyed the outdoors especially fishing, hunting, kayaking, and landscaping. He also liked collecting knives, watching wrestling and boxing, playing cards, lifting weights, and especially spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his companion, Teresa Fanton Bolio of Williamstown; his daughter, Crystal Verrastro and her husband, Rob of Clearwater, FL; his sons, Justin Bolio and his wife, Sarah of Essex and Steven Ahearn and his wife, Elizabeth of Burlington; several grandchildren; his pride and joy, Journi LeClair; his father, Richard Bolio of Vermont and his step-father, Newell Shonio of Worcester; his godson, Jerry Allen Craig; a stepsister in Virginia; and a nephew, Barry Bolio.
His mother, Betty Bolio; his brother, Arnold Bolio; and a stepbrother and stepsister predeceased him.
His funeral service and celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, September 4, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
, 59, of Orchard Terrace, passed away Friday, October 23, 2015 after a short battle with cancer. She is now serving her Lord in Heaven.
Donna was born in George County, Lucedale, Mississippi on January 5, 1956 to the late Sadie Marie (Parrott) Brewer and Auby Brewer.
She was formerly of Lucedale and Pascagoula, MS and was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Lucedale, MS in her young childhood.
While living in Pascagoula, she became a member of the First Baptist Church of Pascagoula, MS.
Donna worked for Singing River Hospital System in their IT Department. Later she moved to Oxnard, CA and worked for Sears Corporation and then for Salem Communication, a Christian Communication Company for Christian radio. In 2009, she moved to Graniteville, VT and worked for the State of Vermont in their IT Department.
Donna loved the outdoors. She loved animals and helped raise 5 Alpaca. She also loved working in the garden, woodworking, turning pens and fishing.
Donna is survived by two aunts; Virginia Ann (Parrott) Kirk of Pascagoula, MS and Zellean Brewer Goff of Lucedale, MS, along with many cousins and a treasured roommate and caregiver, Cheryl Carter of Graniteville, VT, and beloved fur child, her dog Sadie.
There will be no services in VT.
A funeral service to celebrate Donna’s life will be held at a later date in Mississippi. Burial will take place in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Mobile, Alabama.
, 65, of Route 2, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, in Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin.
Born on April 25, 1949, in Chicopee, Massachusetts, he was the son of Guy and Catherine (Lyons) Brickey. He attended Saint Christopher School in Massachusetts. Dennis worked as a maintenance man for Rock of Ages, Cains in Massachusetts and Maple Grove Farm.
Dennis married Joanna Lovely on July 3, 1976, in Marshfield. Together they lived in Marshfield, Nebraska and Massachusetts, before settling down again in Marshfield. She passed away in August 2009.
He enjoyed all types of fishing, hunting, playing games on the computer, and especially loved his cat, Diva.
Survivors include his daughter, Renee Codling, of Middlesex; his sons, Shane Brickey and his wife, Sally, of Plainfield, and Robert Brickey and his companion, Annie, of Marshfield; and six grandchildren, Cody, David, Brad, Matthew, Shane and Jade.
A graveside service will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Plain Mont Cemetery, US Route 2, East Montpelier.
Memorial donations in his name may be made to the Twin Valley Senior Center, 4583 US Route 2, East Montpelier VT 05651.
, 78, of Camire Hill Rd., passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 in her home. Born on February 28, 1937 in Barre, VT, she was the daughter of Walter and Hazel (Aldrich) Straw.
Charlotte graduated from Thetford Academy. She married Wayne Books, and together they made their home in Barre. She worked as a Nurse’s Aide for several area nursing homes. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.
Charlotte is survived by her children; Virgil Brooks of Barre, Wade Brooks of Plattsburg, NY, Amber Lambert and her husband Martin of Washington, VT, Cheryl Carroll and her husband John of Barre, Sonia Keene of Barre, and Michael Brooks and his wife Bobbie of Northfield; her brother, Duane Straw and his wife Rachel of Ferrisburg, VT; 10 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
There are no services.
, 85, of Williamstown, Vermont passed away peacefully with his family at his side Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Berlin Health and Rehab in Berlin.
Donald Coolidge Brown was born in Bristol, New Hampshire, November 15, 1929; the son of Earle Walter and Eleanor (Coolidge) Brown. He attended grade school in Bristol and Plymouth, New Hampshire and graduated from High School in Charlestown, New Hampshire in 1948. In September 1948 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, training at Lack land AF Base, in San Antonio, Texas; and Chanute Field, Illinois. He served as an Aircraft Engine Mechanic in Guam in the South Pacific from 1949 thru 1951, during the Korean conflict. He was Honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant in August of 1952 and became a member of the American Legion Post #10 in Barre.
He attended New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire from 1954 to 1957, graduating “Cum Laude” with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering. He was employed by the State of Vermont Highway Department (Transportation Agency) continuously from September 1957 thru February 1991, serving in various engineering capacities in Survey, Planning, and Construction and served as Ass’t District Engineer and Materials Engineer, retiring on February 28, 1991.
On June 30, 1956, he married Jennie Elaine Perkins of Newport, New Hampshire. They had resided in Concord, N.H. (1956-1957), Montpelier, (1957-1960), Northfield, (1960-1965), and in Williamstown, since 1965. Besides his wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Daniel C. and Ann (Giroux) Brown of Graniteville and daughter, and son-in-law Alyson (Brown) Codling and her husband, Jack of South Barre; grandsons and their wives Seth and Whitney Brown and Curtis Brown and Kirsten Lawyer and granddaughter Jessika and her husband, Scott McDonald, as well as great-grandchildren Sophie and Hudson Brown and Mason and Emmett McDonald.
Also surviving are his two sisters; Mrs. Hilda Walton of Presque Isle, Maine, and Mrs. Greta Brandt of Dunbarton, N.H., and many nieces and nephews.
Predeceased are his mother and father, Earle W. and Eleanor C. (Brown) Cotton, Step Father Senator Norris Cotton; Sister Maxine Labine & Grandson David C. LaFleche.
Don has been active in Civic affairs in the town of Williamstown, having served as lister for nine years (1967-1976) Planning Commission (1973-1982), and as Selectman for 6 years, (1982-1988), four years as Chairman. He was a coach and manager of a Little League team and Area Manager of Babe Ruth Baseball, as well as being very active in the United Federated Church of Williamstown, having served as a member of the Executive Committee, and various other Committees and has sung in the choir for 50 years. He also sang with the Barre Choraleers, the Barbershopers and the Brookfield Community Singers.
Don has been a member of the Vermont Automobile Enthusiasts Car Club since 1958 and served as Activities Chairman, President, and Chief Judge at the Stowe Antique Car Show. He was President of the Vermont Division of the Antique Auto Club of America.
Masonic Record; Symbolic: Don was raised a Master Mason in Aurora Lodge #22 at Montpelier, on February 23, 1960. He transferred his membership to Summit Lodge #104 in Williamstown in 1983 and served as Master from 1989 thru 1991. He has served as Treasurer and “Clerk of the Works” in the construction of new Lodge Buildings. He is a Past President of the Sixth Masonic District, Past Masters Association. He was appointed the district Deputy Grand Master of the Sixth Masonic District during 1996-1997 and has also served as Deputy Grand Secretary and Grand Librarian for the Grand Lodge of Vermont.
Capitular: Don was Exalted a Royal Arch Mason at the York Rite Festival in Barre on March 26, 1960 and served as High Priest of the King Solomon Chapter #7 in Montpelier, 1963-64 and again from 1992 to present. He has done the Masters part in the Most Excellent Master’s Degree since 1964 in most chapters and at Festivals and on special occasions over the State of Vermont and at Multi State Festivals.
He was appointed District Deputy Grand High Priest in 1973 and Grand Lecturer in 1979, passing thru the chairs. He was elected Grand High Priest in 1987 and Grand Secretary in 1992. He is the Grand Representative to the Grand Chapter of Nova Scotia from the Grand Chapter of Vermont.
Cryptic: Don was greeted as a Select Master at the same York Rite Festival on March 26, 1960. He passed thru the chairs and served as Thrice Illustrious Master of Barre Council #22 during 1988-1989.
He was appointed District Deputy III. Grand Master in 1989 and Grand Lecturer of the Grand Council in 1990. He was elected and served as Most Illustrious Grand Master in 1994-1995. In 1995 he was elected Grand Recorder and served in that Capacity until 1999. Don is the Grand Representative of Eastern Canada near the Grand Council of Vermont.
Chivalric: Don was knighted in April, 1960 and was elected to serve as Eminent Commander of Mount Zion Commandery #9 in Montpelier during 1970-1971. He has served as Prelate of Mount Zion from 1971 to Date.
Other Masonic Affiliations; Don is a member of the Red Cross of Constantine, serving as Sovereign of St. Helena Conclave and is Past Grand Sovereign of the Grand Imperial Council of Vermont, Knights of the Red Cross of Constantine, 1993-1994.
He is a member of the Profile York Right College #100 of New Hampshire, and is a Charter Member of the Green Mountain York Right College of Vermont. He was elected Governor in 1992.
Don received the Order of the Purple Cross at the Grand Session of the Sovereign York Rite College of North American in Toronto, ONT., in 1994; He is presently the Grand Governor of Vermont and is a member of the Vermont council of Anointed High Priests and was President in 1988-1989. He is a member of the Vermont Council of Thrice Illustrious Masters and served as its President in 1988-1989.
Don was elected to membership in the Vermont Priory #45, Knights of the York Cross of Honor in 1989.
He was very active in the Scottish Rite. In the Valley of Montpelier he has served as Thrice Potent Master of Gamaliel Washburn Lodge of Perfection; Sovereign Prince of Mt. Calvary Council Princes of Jerusalem, and was in the chairs of Frank J. Martin Chapter of Rose Croix. He was recently appointed to chair in the Vermont Consistory. In 1999 he was presented the Meritorious Service Award.
Don is a member of the Mt. Sinai Temple No. 3 A.A.O.N.M.S., and served as Treasurer in 1993. He was a member of the Mt. Sinai Band and served as its Manager from 1991-1998.
Don is a member of the Charity Chapter #57 Order of the Eastern Star of Williamstown. He served as Worthy Patron from 1992 to 1997 and again from 2005-2013. He was also named Grand Representative of the Grand Chapter of Nevada by the Grand Chapter of Vermont and served in that capacity from 1997-1999. He started in the Grand Line as Grand Sentinel in 2011, serving in 2013-2014 as Worthy Grand Patron.
Don received the 33rd Degree from the Sovereign Grand Inspector General in September 2002, making him an Honorary Member of the Supreme Council of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America. This is the Highest Honor a Freemason can receive.
Don and his wife Jennie were honored in 2010 as Williamstown’s Citizens of the year in recognition of their contributions to the Community of Williamstown.
Don loved working for HIS community. He loved working on his Antique Car. He enjoyed hunting and being in the out of doors.
The service to honor and celebrate his life will be held Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Williamstown United Federated Church.
Entombment will be made in the Hooker and Whitcomb Receiving Vault to await burial in the West Hill Cemetery in Williamstown.
Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre, on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Williamstown United Federated Church, PO Box 438, Williamstown, VT 05679, or Summit Mason Lodge #104, PO Box 91, Williamstown, VT 05679.
, 86, of Middle Road, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center with his wife, children, and their spouses at his bedside.
Born on December 29, 1928 in Poughkeepsie, NY, he was the son of Elmer E. and Mary Rose (Beauchemin) Brown, Sr. Elmer served as a cook in Virginia with Company D with the Vermont Army National Guard.
On July 4, 1950, Elmer married Elaine Ruth Wright. They made their home for 52 years in South Barre. He was employed as a stonecutter with the Adams Granite Company. Later, he worked in the maintenance and security departments at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin until his retirement.
In earlier years, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and attended the Barre Congregational Church, helping on the Easter Sunday Breakfasts. Throughout his life, Elmer always enjoyed gardening. More recently, he attended the South Barre Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine Brown of South Barre; his daughter, Anita Brown and Ted Tremblay of Irasburg; his sons, David Brown and his wife, Lynda of Lake Wylie, SC and their children, Donavon Brown and children, Cole and Donavon, Jr., Darrell Brown and his children, Cooper Brown and Avery Brown, Ryan Bales and Kevin Bales; Clifford Brown and his partner, Ann Butler of Shady Rill in Montpelier and his children, Casey Brown and her fiancé, Ross Dery, Camdyn and Cameilla Dery, and Christy Dyer and her husband, Skip and their eight children; Bryan Brown and his significant other, Jen of Washington and his children, Ashley Brown and Brody Brown; fourteen great-grandchildren; his sister, Viola Willard and her children, Jay Willard and Eddie Willard.
He was predeceased by his parents; his daughter, Pamela Brown; and his brother-in-law, Roy Willard.
His funeral service and celebration of life will be held on Friday, August 28, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in the South Barre Church of Christ. Interment will follow in the Wilson Cemetery in Websterville. Family and friends may call at the church on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.
, 93, of Middlebury, died on Friday, March 12, 2015 with
her loving family at her side.
She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 22, 1921, the daughter of Grace Van
Evera Willard and George Gale Willard. She lived in Des Moines, Iowa; Pasadena, California;
Detroit, Michigan, and Evanston, Illinois, as well as New York City, New York. She graduated
from Evanston Township High School and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton
College in Norton, Massachusetts. Linda also acquired her master’s degree, and RN, from Yale
School of Nursing in New Haven, Connecticut. She was a nurse at Huggins Hospital in
Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, at Yale New Haven Hospital, Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin,
Vermont, and Porter Hospital in Middlebury, Vermont.
In 1947 Linda married and became the devoted and loving wife of Robert Munsey Burdett in Swampscott, MA. She was predeceased by her husband in 1993. They raised four children in Braintree, MA, Essex Center, VT, and Barre, VT: Katherine Roesler and her husband, Robert, of
South Burlington, VT, Elizabeth Burdett, of Ketchikan and Girdwood, AK, Laurie Stuart and her
Husband, Scott, of Queensbury, NY, and James Burdett and his wife, Maria, of Ithaca, NY. She
had eight beloved grandchildren: Jared, Nicholas, Caitrin, Jed, Molly, Wesley, Kevin and Emily.
She loved her nieces and nephews in the Parton family: George, Patty, Betsey, Barbara and
Stephen, their spouses, and their children. She also loved her many friends.
Linda was an avid sports enthusiast, both participating and watching: skiing, tennis, and golf.
She directed many church plays while in Barre (The Music Man, Bye Bye Birdie, and Green
Willow). She did many volunteer jobs: Guardian Ad Litem, Round Robin, and Ilsley Library.
She loved to read, watch movies, plays, concerts, play bridge, go out for lunch, and converse with her friends. Linda’s life will be honored and celebrated on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm at The Residence at Otter Creek (350 Lodge Road, Middlebury, VT) under the disposition of her family. Memorial contributions may be made to The Linda W. Burdett Nursing Scholarship Fund (c/o The Guidance Department; Middlebury Union High School; 42 Court Street; Middlebury, VT 05753).
, 54, of Plainfield passed away peacefully Sunday morning, March 15, 2015, from a long and courageous battle with cancer at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Marjorie is survived by her loving husband, Bob of 33 years. She is also survived by her two sons, Bryan Butler and Daniel Butler.
Marjorie was born on June 27, 1960 at Ramey Air Force Base in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico to William and Marjorie Brooks. She grew up in Tampa, Florida with her three brothers: Benjamin, Gregory, and David. She graduated with honors from Robinson Senior High School in Tampa.
Marjorie and Bob married July 24, 1981 at the former Ballast Point Baptist Church in Tampa. Together, they had two children who Marjorie was very proud of. They moved to Plainfield, Vermont in 2000 and have served together at Macedonia Baptist Church.
Marjorie was a stay-at-home mom who enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, and serving others. She was a beautiful Christian woman whose love and faith in God was evident by the testimony she lived.
The first memorial service for Marjorie will be held at Faith Community Church at 30 Jones Brothers Way, Barre, Vermont on Friday, March 20, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Public viewing hours will be held one hour prior to the service. There will be a reception following the service at Macedonia Baptist Church in Plainfield, Vermont.
The second memorial service will be held in Tampa, Florida with a graveside service to follow.
, 90, of Marcell Avenue died unexpectedly, Sunday, March 22, 2015, at her home.
Born October 21, 1924, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Louis A. “Crip and Mary (Smith) Polli and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1942.
On April 23, 1949, she married Ralph M. Caccavo in the Graniteville Presbyterian Church. Most of their married life had been spent in Barre City and at their present home for almost 60 years. He died May 24, 1993.
Growing up in Lower Graniteville, she enjoyed travelling during the summers with her family to be with her father, “Crip” who was a pitcher playing baseball in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Montreal and had met “Babe” Ruth as a child.
She and Ralph enjoyed winter skiing with Kio and Lorraine Granai at Mad River Glen, as well as Mt. Tremblant in Quebec, Switzerland and the Rockies of United States and Canada.
Summering and socializing with family and long-time friends at their cottage at Harvey’s Lake in West Barnett and playing tennis were very special occasions.
She will always be remembered for her love of her children, grandchildren and their friends, taking them to swimming and skiing lessons and attending their events.
Her memberships included the First Presbyterian Church of Barre, an active member of its Elwood Club, the American Kennel Club where she showed their champion Basset Hound, “Bel Bay Wizard”, the Philomathean Club, and the Vermont Children’s Aid Society where she had been a board member.
Margaret is survived by her son Michael Caccavo and his wife, Diane, of Marshfield and daughter Mary Federico and her husband, Frank, of Reading, Massachusetts; 4 grandchildren; Nicholas Caccavo and his fiancée, Sonja Good Stefani; Anthony Caccavo, Paul Federico, and Robert Federico and her only great grandchild, Lyra Caccavo.
Besides her parents and her husband, Ralph, she was predeceased by her sister Mary Polli.
Her life will be honored and celebrated on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in The First Presbyterian Church of Barre, under the direction of her family.
Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre on Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Later interment will be made in the Hope Cemetery in Barre.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Memorial Program, First Presbyterian Church, 19 Seminary Street, Barre, VT 05641.
of Circle Street, 87, passed away at Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin on Friday, February 13, 2015, after a long illness. Her family had been at her bedside.
She was born in Barre City on December 6, 1927, the daughter of Peter and Teresa (Franzi) Cavoretto. Laura attended Barre City schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in the Class of 1945. Following graduation, she worked as a secretary at Johnson & Gustafson Granite Company in Barre.
On August 6, 1949, she married Robert N. Campo in the Barre Congregational Church. While a member of the church, she taught Sunday school for a number of years and raised her family. Later, she worked at the Granite Savings Bank and then as a library aide at Spaulding High School.
Laura was a member of the Barre Congregational Church, Ruth Chapter #33 OES, and a Life Member of Charity Chapter #57 OES of Williamstown, and in earlier years a member of the Barre Country Club. She enjoyed the time she had with her family and many friends at her camp on Greenwood Lake, as well as her travels to Italy, the National Parks in the West, and winter vacations in Florida and Myrtle Beach, SC.
Survivors include her husband, Robert N. Campo of Barre City; sons, Norman R. and wife, Beth and Robert J. and wife, Michele of Barre Town, and Alan P. and wife, Susan of Montpelier; as well as grandchildren: Lauren, Stuart, Peter, Caroline, Mary, and Kevin; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her only nephew, Rev. Charles P. Calcagni, as well as a grandniece and grandnephew.
She was predeceased by her parents and sisters, Lina Calcagni and Doris Cavoretto.
Her life will be celebrated with a committal and graveside service at the Hope Cemetery in Barre City at a time to be announced in the spring. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activity Fund, Woodridge Nursing Home, P.O. Box 550, Barre, VT 05641 or the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, 68, of Maple Ave, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Birchwood Terrace Healthcare Nursing Home in Burlington.
Born October 15, 1947 in Barre, he was the son of the late Joel Celley and Mabel Evelyn (Hedding) Carpenter. Steven worked as a driver for Granite Group and retired 10 years ago due to ill health.
Steven enjoyed watching NASCAR, going to Thunder Road, and visiting friends at the Dunkin’ Donuts in Barre. He was a member of the Canadian Club.
Steven is survived by; his son, Justin Donahue of Colchester; his daughter Shannon Carpenter of Barre; his sister, Linda Sweeney of Barre; his brother, Joel Carpenter of Kaysville, Utah; his grandsons, Evan and Logan Cross, and long-time friend, Pat Donahue . He is predeceased by his son, Shawn Carpenter.
A funeral service to celebrate and honor Steven will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 am in the New Life Assembly Church, 304 Hill St. in Barre.
, 82, of Cutler Corner Road, died Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin where he had been a resident for the past three years. His wife and son were at his bedside.
Born July 23, 1932 in Warwick, RI, he was the son of Carroll W. and Mildred (Alexander) Cave. He was a graduate of Samuel Gorton High School there.
On September 6, 1951, he married Theresa Marie Motta in Warwick. Following their marriage they made their home there, coming to Orange in 1972 where they had since resided.
He worked for many years as a carpenter and bricklayer in the construction industry in the Central Vermont area.
Hunting, ice fishing, playing cribbage and the out of doors were special enjoyments.
Being a veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served as a Seabee in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1955 and was discharged as a Carpenter’s Mate 3/C.
He belonged to the former East Barre Cribbage Club, attended the East Barre Congregational Church and was a member of the Order of Demolay in Warwick, RI. Being a Master Mason, he belonged to Mt. Sinai Shrine Temple #3 in Montpelier.
Besides his wife Theresa and son Stephen Cave, both of the North Barre Manor, he leaves his brother, Richard Cave, of Warwick, RI, 2 nephews and a niece and numerous cousins.
Also surviving is the Raymond and Barbara Taylor family who have been special friends for many years.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Lily Beard.
At Walter’s request, there are no services planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activities Fund, Woodridge Nursing Home, PO Box 550, Barre, VT 05641.
, 67, of Pine Ridge Road, died peacefully at her home, on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 surrounded by her family who loved her so.
Born in Barre City, on December 12, 1947, she was the daughter of Robert and Mary Ann (LaForrest) Dodge. She attended Matheson Graded School and graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre City.
In earlier years, she had worked at Whelan’s Pharmacy, and Woolworth’s both in Barre City and later at W.T. Grant’s Department Store on the Barre-Montpelier Road.
On November 18, 1972 she married Giuliano F. Cecchinelli in St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Barre City. They had always lived on Pine Ridge Road.
She enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren, garage sales, cooking shows and holiday dinners with her family.
Besides her husband she leaves her daughter, Jennifer Crowell, and her husband, Andrew of Middlesex and 2 sons; Giuliano Cecchinelli II and his wife, Mary of Barre City and Alberto Cecchinelli and his wife, Ashley of Baltimore, Maryland as well as 4 grandchildren; Isabella, Dante, Cooper and Cole Cecchinelli.
Also surviving are her siblings: Charles Dodge, Dora Lovely, Ann Day, William Dodge, Albert Dodge, Betty Owen, nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her brother Robert Dodge and 2 sisters Gerry Duchaine and Carol LaCourse.
It was Julia’s wish that there are no services planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, a longtime resident of Barre, died peacefully on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at her home. She was 77 years old.
Carole was born December 28, 1937 in Barre to Leroy and Flora (Owen) Marsha. She grew up in East Barre where her parents shared a home with her grandfather, Elmer Owen. Carole graduated from Spaulding High School in 1955. She was a member of the East Barre Congregational Church where she taught Sunday school when she was young.
On Valentine’s Day 1954, Carole met the love of her life, Richard Cecchini who introduced himself by hitting her with a snowball. They were married on July 9, 1960 at the East Barre Congregational Church. In April of 1961, their daughter Wanda was born.
Immediately after high school, Carole started her long career with Adams Granite Company and she and Richard purchased the house directly across the street from where she would work. Carole was the “Mary Tyler Moore” of the granite industry. She worked for 3 generations of owners while at Adams Granite and not only loved her job, but considered it a true privilege to work. Her first boss was Irene Podskalny who taught her what it was to be a successful businesswoman. She then worked for Irene’s nephew, Elgio Zorzi who nicknamed Carole “Harriet” and made her vice-president of the company. Finally, Elgio’s son, Kerry Zorzi took over the business and Carole learned how to change with the times and work with computers. Although she retired once, she continued to work part-time for Adams Granite for a total of 57 years where she made many lifelong friends from all over the country.
When she was not working, she was still constantly on the move. She loved to work in her flower gardens and took great pride in her home. In her younger days, she was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. Always supportive of her family, she jumped right in when Richard decided to raise beagles for rabbit dogs and they joined the Northfield Beagle Club where they both helped cook breakfasts for the beagle trials. Always willing to learn new things, Carole took many classes over the years and in 1982, completed the Dale Carnegie course, which was always something she was very proud of. She and Wanda took decorative painting classes together for many years and Carole became an excellent artist and she also enjoyed line dancing together. Just like many girls, Carole loved horses when she was young but in later years, Wanda introduced her parents to vintage Ford Mustangs and thus began Carole’s love for a different kind of “horse”. She and Richard owned many beautiful Mustangs over the years, which they drove to car shows, and she even drove one of them home from Texas.
She loved planning and taking family vacations. Her favorite places to visit were York, ME, Old Quebec, and Florida.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Richard; her daughter, Wanda and her husband, Mark Knapp of Orange; her uncle, Leon Marsha of Williamstown; her special cousin, Sandra Crowningshield; lifelong friends, Anetia and Peter Nay, Ronnie Williamson, and Margaret Blackston; many cousins; and her special nieces and nephews from the Smedy and Therrien families; and a long list of friends.
Carole was predeceased by her parents Leroy and Flora Marsha and sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Donald Smedy and Priscilla and Red Therrien.
Richard and Wanda would like to extend special thanks to the Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice nurses (especially Mary).
A graveside service will be held at the Cecchini family lot in Hope Cemetery in Barre on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
GREENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA – John D. Chadwick
, 78, died Saturday, December 26, 2015 at Vidant Medical Center there, having been admitted from The Golden Living Nursing Home, also in Greenville.
Born June 18, 1937 in New York City, he was the son of John F. and Doris (Rice) Chadwick.
He was a graduate of St. Peter’s Episcopal Prep School in Peekskill, NY in 1955 and earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont in Burlington in 1959 and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. John later attended The Graduate Studies Program in Textiles at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
On January 21, 1966 he married Patricia A. Morin in Boston, Massachusetts, making their home in Piscataway, NJ, Warren, VT, South Burlington, Hog Island in West Swanton and since 1989, in Greenville, N. Carolina.
In his earlier working career, John was employed in the textile industry and his research team invented and developed the permanent press fabric. After he and his family moved to Vermont, John became a real estate developer and was very involved with the housing industry in the Chittenden County area.
While in High School, he was a member of his high school football and basketball teams and enjoyed all sports. John was an avid New York Yankee Baseball fan.
During the Cubin Missile Crisis, he served in the United States Army.
His memberships included St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Greenville, N. Carolina, The New York Athletic Club, the former Ethan Allen Club in Burlington, the Barre Elks Lodge #1535 and he was an active member of the Pirate Club of East Carolina University, which supports their athletic programs. He also had been secretary of the New York Chapter of the UVM Alumni Association.
Besides his wife, Patricia, he leaves his son John A. Chadwick, also of Greenville, N. Carolina.
John’s life will be honored and celebrated at a time to be announced in the Spring of 2016 in Barre.
Memorial contributions may be made with checks payable to: East Carolina University Medical Health and Sciences Foundation, Speech and Hearing Clinic, 525 Moye Blvd., Greenville, NC 27834, Attn: Pat Frede.
, 71, of East Cobble Hill Road, died Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
Born on August 11, 1943 in Springfield, MA, he was the son of George A. and Gertrude (Savage) Clark. He attended schools in Massachusetts. George was a veteran and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.
Following his marriage to Linda Mae Plant, they made their home in Graniteville before moving to East Barre.
In earlier years, George worked as a long distance truck driver, on the railroad maintaining the rails and rail beds, as a carpet installer, for Ray’s Mobile Homes doing site preparations, and as a landscaper for the former Boulevard Gardens, both on the Barre Montpelier Road. For over thirty years, he worked for Rock of Ages in Graniteville as a quarry man until his retirement. Most recently, he worked for local car dealers as a driver.
George was an avid bass fisherman and enjoyed camping at Tickle Naked Pond in Ryegate. In earlier years, his interests included hunting and being in the outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Clark of East Barre; his children, Vickie Lyons, Katie Palmer, Brian Aubuchon, and Eric Clark; two grandchildren, Jessica Santos and McKenzie Hutchinson; a great-grandson, Jameson Farley; several half-sisters, including Gerry Columbia, and nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, a brother and a sister predeceased him.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. There are no calling hours. Interment will take place at a later date in the Plain-Mont Cemetery in East Montpelier.
, 84, formerly of Plainfield, VT, gracefully passed away on July 18, 2015 at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center with her loving family at her side.
Joyce was born on August 9, 1930, daughter of the late Russell and Leah (Herrington) Goslant. She attended school in Plainfield and played on the girls’ varsity basketball team.
In her younger years, Joyce worked at the Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant in Barre. She also worked at a number of local Restaurants and later provided childcare.
She enjoyed doing many things including spending time with her family, doing puzzles, collecting owls, and spending time with her Red Hat Ladies.
Joyce is survived by her brothers; Russell Goslant and his wife Betty of Middlesex, and Basil Goslant of Germany; her seven children; Gary Lakin of Barre, Rosemary Modica and her husband Robert of Marshfield, David Lakin of Cleveland, OH, Cynthia Webster and her husband Bryant of Middlesex, Gene Lakin of New York City, Pamela Pronto and her husband David of Barre, and Penny Barnett and her husband Fred of Marshfield. She is also survived by her 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild.
A Funeral Service to celebrate Joyce’s life will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church in Plainfield. Interment will follow in Eaton Cemetery in Marshfield. There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Plainfield Fast Squad, Town of Plainfield, P.O. Box 217, Plainfield, VT 05667, who were always there when she needed them, or to Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, 98 Hospitality Dr. Barre, VT 05641.
, 76, of Ford Street and a former Williamstown resident, passed quietly on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at his home.
Born on April 6, 1939 in Williamstown, he was the son of Lewis William and Gertrude (Demars) Clark and as an infant was raised by Clarence and Elma Clark. He attended Burlington schools and at the age of 17 joined the U.S. Navy, serving for six years from 1956 to 1962 where he travelled to Holland, Scotland, France, Alaska and Rio De Janeiro.
In 1958, Richard married Ruth M. Irons in Bayside, VA. They made their home in Williamstown for 52 years and later divorced.
Richard started his working career as a heavy equipment operator for the Barre City Street Department. Later, he was employed as a heavy equipment operator by Duranleau Construction. After suffering a brain aneurism, he became self-employed as a general handyman. Most recently, he did deliveries for Bond Auto Parts for nearly 20 years.
He was a past member of the Websterville Baptist Church and a current member of the Crossroads Christian Church, participating in men’s breakfasts with both churches. Richard loved to go yard saleing and buying things that he did not need, riding back roads, and loved to go out to eat. Richard appreciated everyone, loved to laugh, and enjoyed teasing people. In his younger years, he was an avid swimmer.
Survivors include his ex-wife, Ruth M. Irons of Williamstown; his daughters, Tammy Clark of Williamstown, Lorinda Stone of Websterville, Katrina Daniels and her husband, Leslie of Barre, Paula Frances Clark of Williamstown, his son Richard Clark, Jr. and his wife, Paula Jean Clark of Williamstown; and Debbie Cochrane and her husband, Michael of Florida; his grandchildren, Reuben and Bridget Stone, Kyle and Ryan Marquez, Keith and Alona Clark, Logan and Lauren Clark, Brian Harvey, and Jenna Eastman; his great-grandchildren, Claressa Sweet, Megan Harvey, Ethan Harvey, Zachary Robert, Michael Avery O’Connell, and Meelena Hyde; his stepsister, Marylou Perron and her husband, Winston, and his stepbrother, Donald Clark, and his wife, Brenda. He also leaves behind his beloved dog, Brodie.
He was predeceased by his parents; his adopted mother, Elma Clark; his youngest daughter, Andrea C. Clark; his stepdaughter, Bernice Johnson; his brother, Robert Clark; his sister Margret Herman, and his niece, Bonnie Houde.
His graveside service will be held at the East Hill Cemetery in Williamstown on Monday, June 15, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Family and friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home on Sunday, June 14, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
BARRE TOWN – Constance Marie “Connie” Codling
, 67, of Upper Prospect Street, died Monday, May 11, 2015, at her home. Her family was at her bedside.
Born on January 26, 1948 in Barre, she was the daughter of Leonard “Shag” and Nadine (Bell) Pombar. She attended schools in Northfield. Thirty-five years later, she was proud to receive her high school diploma.
On August 23, 1969, Connie married Robert Codling in Northfield. They first made their home in Marshfield before moving to Barre Town in 1972. In earlier years, she operated her own daycare and later worked as a bartender for many local area businesses. Since 2011, she had been employed by Shaw’s Supermarket in Berlin.
Connie was a member of the American Legion Post 59 Auxiliary of Waterbury and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 679 of Springfield. Her interests included bingo, bowling, crocheting, going for long rides, and watching old western movies and soap operas. She especially enjoyed time with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Codling; her children, Todd W. Reichenberger and his partner, Donna Gagnon and Tanya Bryan and her husband, Greg, all of Barre and Traci Toffling and her husband, Tom of Williamstown; her five grandchildren, Cody, Paige, Holli, Danielle, and Dylan; a brother, Thomas Pombar and his wife, Carol of Vero Beach, FL; an aunt, Pauline Hatch of Northfield; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, along with several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Robert “Bucky” Pombar and two half-sisters, June Lique and Phyllis Davis.
Her funeral service and celebration of Connie’s life will be held in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Berlin Corner Cemetery. Following the cemetery committal service, family and friends will gather at the Montpelier Elks for a time of sharing memories and refreshments.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Vermont American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495 or to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641. Connie’s family gives a special thank you to CVHHH nurses, Mary Crossman and Donna Fontana and to Becky Adams who provided home care for her for the past 9 months.
, 78, of Wilmuth Street, died early Friday morning, August 28, 2015 at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Her family had been at her bedside.
Born May 1, 1937 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of Andrew “Dale” Canova Tomasi, who came from Turin, Italy and Lucille Ruth Barnes of Lebanon, NH.
She was educated in St. Michael’s Elementary School and graduated from Montpelier High school in 1955. While in high school, Barbara picked produce for local farmers, provided child care for many area families, worked in cousin Bert Tomasi’s store on Main Street and was employed one summer at the Trapp Family Lodge.
Following her high school graduation, Barbara worked in the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office in Montpelier, was a teller at the former People’s National Bank in Barre, worked in several positions at the National Life Insurance Company, and finished her working career at Howard’s Friendly Market in South Barre.
On November 26, 1956, she married Francis J. “Flip” Collins at St. Augustine’s Church in Montpelier. All of their married life had been spent in South Barre.
She enjoyed motorcycle travelling with her husband, butterflies, red cardinal birds, flowers, country music, dancing, casino gambling and card playing and will be remembered for the love of her family and close friends and the times they shared together.
Her memberships included St. Monica Catholic Church, the League of St. Jude and the Central Vermont Humane Society.
Besides her husband, she leaves her daughter, Katherine Anne Collins, of Barre City; her son, Frank Collins, and his wife, Terri, of Rochester, NH, as well as her special grandson, Michael.
Also surviving are 2 brothers; Andy Tomasi, and his wife, Jenny, and Jimmy Dale Tomasi, and his wife, Debbie, and sister, Bonnie Lee Tomasi and nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents and step mother, Florence, she was predeceased by her sister, Marsha, and brother, Ernest, who died in infancy.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre.
Inurnment will follow in St. Sylvester Cemetery in Barre Town.
Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre on Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, 53, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 12, 2015, after an allergic reaction to a bee sting.
Philip was born December 12, 1961 in Barre to Albert P. Collins, Jr. and Virginia E. (Emery) Collins. He graduated from Spaulding High School in 1979, and later attended Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. On February 2, 1980, he married Margaret Renfrew of Orange. They had two sons, Christopher of Orange and Chad of Barre.
A printer by trade, Phil worked at Northlight Studio Press, Leahy Press, and L. Brown and Sons Printing. For a time, he operated his own business, Central Vermont Die-cutting, in Barre Town. He most recently resided with his parents on Emery Road in Orange, where he helped maintain the Collins residence and assisted in the agricultural enterprises of their Mountain Meadow Farm.
The outdoors was Phil’s life. Along with helping his family, friends, and neighbors, Phil also loved to cook for countless family gatherings. He was an avid reader and NASCAR fan who shared his faith in God with others.
Philip is survived by his mother, Virginia; his former wife, Margaret; and his sons, Christopher and Chad, and Chad’s wife, Jennifer. He had seven grandchildren: Kendra, Marcus, Trevor, Christopher, Connor, Cassidy, and Keegan. He is also survived by five siblings: Gloria Doran of Lawrenceville, GA, Ron (and Lea) of Williamstown, Paul (and Becky) of Orange, Linda of Barre, and Peter of Philadelphia, PA. As well as his family, he will be missed by his close friends, Trish, Mike, and Kerry.
Calling hours will be on Friday, October 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. A memorial service will be held at the Washington Baptist Church, VT Route 110, Washington on Saturday, October 24, at 11:30 AM.
went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 8, 2015 following a brief illness as a result of a seven--year bout with cancer.
He was born November 15, 1937 to Albert Porter Collins, Sr. and Nettie Jane (O’Brien) Collins in Randolph, Vermont.
At the age of fourteen, he made a personal decision to follow Jesus Christ, a choice that came to define the course and character of his entire life. Through the ministry and reopening of the East Randolph Baptist Church by his future father-- in--law, Edward Emery, he not only came to know the Lord personally, but also met his wife, Virginia, whom he married on August 23, 1958.
He graduated from Nyack Missionary College in New York in 1958, and immediately began his 57--year career as a pastor. During his senior year in college, he filled in as a substitute at the Websterville Baptist Church, where he was surprised to be welcomed by Deacon Harry Miller as a candidate for their pastor vacancy. Shortly thereafter, he was hired fulltime, and served as pastor there for the next 47 years, ten of which he concurrently pastored the Washington Baptist Church. In 1975, he and Virginia founded the Websterville Baptist Christian School, a community institution that thrives even today. He “retired” in 2007, after which he began supply preaching in various churches in the central Vermont area and then became the pastor of the Topsham United Presbyterian Church for four years until his death. He played a critical role as a member of the Christian Schools of Vermont organization and proudly served for four years on the Central Vermont Care Net Pregnancy Center board.
Throughout his life, Albert and Virginia worked as a team. They were loving parents and ministered to people of all ages. They conducted countless church services with preaching and singing. As spiritual counselors, they led Bible study groups, youth groups, and mission trips. Many people were blessed to be in their home for dinner and fellowship. The family cherishes the memories of holidays, family trips, and dinners and walks together. Albert’s ministry reached far into the Central Vermont community and beyond. A great father, friend, listener, and storyteller, he loved to recount the ways God’s hand had been seen in his and others’ lives, and constantly gave thanks for his blessings, even in his final hours. Albert truly loved people, and lived his faith in every part of his life.
He is survived by his loving wife, Virginia, of 56 years and their six children: Gloria (& William) Doran, Ronald (& Lea) Collins, Philip Collins, Paul (& Rebecca) Collins, Linda Collins, Peter Collins; and 20 grandchildren: Steven (& Heather), Kelly (& Robert), Megan, Erin, Michael (& Ashley), Christine, Micah (& Maryah), Christopher (& Nikki), Chad (& Jennifer), David, Robert, Jonah, Rebecca, Malaina, Cody, Brenden, Christina (& Philip), Jessica, Rebecca, and Guthrie; and 20 great--grandchildren. Albert’s brother, Galen (“Bud”) Collins and his wife, Mary, of Cornwall, Pennsylvania, and sister, Joyce and her husband, Keith Kayser of Redding, California, also survive him.
Calling hours will be on Friday, April 17, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Hooker & Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. A celebration of life service will be held at the Websterville Baptist Church at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 18.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to either the Websterville Baptist Church or the Websterville Baptist Christian School, PO Box 1, Websterville, VT 05678.
, 56, of VT Route 110, died Sunday, September 6, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born on May 21, 1959 in Barre, he was the son of Henry John and Hilda Louise (Renfrew) Collins. He was a lifelong resident of Washington where he attended school.
On September 26, 1981, Ronald married Tammie Ann Buick. Following their marriage, they made their home in Washington.
For several years, he worked for the Town of Washington mainly in the Highway Department. In earlier years, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on cars.
Besides his wife, Tammie of Washington, he is survived by his children, Beckie A. Collins-Tilton and her husband, John, Ronald L. Collins, Jr., and Heather J, Collins, all of Washington; three grandchildren, David R. Henault, Jr., Jacqueline C. Collins, and Henry J. Tilton; two brothers, Ernest A. Collins and his wife, Sherry of Graniteville and Charles M. Collins of Barre; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Henry J. Collins, Jr. and Alonzo J. Collins.
A celebration of Ronald’s life will be held for family and friends at the Collins’ home at 6920 VT Route 110 in Washington on Sunday, September 20, 2015 from 10:00 a.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, 63, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington.
Born on October 19, 1951 in Barre, he was the son of Clarence and Arlene (Payne) Compo. He attended local school and graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in 1969. He resided in Lower Graniteville for most of his life.
Ed was married to Sherry (Miller) Roberts for five years. They later divorced.
He worked at the Seabrook Nuclear Plant in Seabrook, NH, Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT, Carpenters Local Union of Burlington, Paine Mountain Farm in Williamstown, and S.D. Ireland in Burlington.
Ed enjoyed playing horseshoes for the Barre Horseshoe League, playing cards, hunting, and fishing. Racing snowmachines was his real love and he won his share of trophies to prove it.
He leaves two sons, James Edward Ducey of Graniteville and Christopher Compo of Barre; one grandson, Rielly Compo; two brothers, Douglas Compo of Williamstown and Mark Compo of Orange; six sisters, Sylvia Wescott of Windsor, CT, Norma Anderson of Colorado, Susan Dion of Manchester, NH, Martha Longway of Essex Junction, Diana Henderson of Williamstown, and Gail Andrews of Cabot; as well as many nieces and nephews.
His parents; two brothers-in-law, William Wescott and Ronald Henderson; a sister-in-law, Sandra Compo; and a niece, Dawn Wescott, predeceased him.
His memorial service will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. At his request, there will be no calling hours. Interment will be in the Wilson Cemetery in Websterville.
, 85, of Cyr Road, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born December 23, 1930 in South Barre, he was the son of Walter Merle and Bertha Anne (Spencer) Comstock. He attended elementary school in South Barre, Ayer Street, and Orange Center.
Leon was first employed as a Channel Bar Operator at the Rock of Ages Quarry. Later he joined the U.S. Army and served as a lineman in Guam and as a Military Police Officer in Germany. Upon his return home, he was employed as a Lumper for Thurber Granite in Barre and Associated Memorials in Barre until his retirement in 1989. He was a member of the United Steel Workers Union.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Lillian Ruth Swartz in 1963. On April 14, 1984, he married Barbara Newton at their home in Orange. They had been together since February of 1976.
Leon enjoyed ice fishing, hunting, and time spent with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; his 4 sons, Leon Comstock and his wife, Brenda of Swanton, Allen Comstock and his wife, Cheryl of Washington, Michael Comstock and his wife, Hildegard of Maryland, and Jerry Comstock and his wife, Sue of Barre; 2 stepdaughters, Evelyn McGrath of Hardwick and Lora Gaudreault and her husband, Patrick of Barre; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; and his sister, Shirley Baker of Norwich, CT; plus several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, “Kit”.
The service to honor his life will be celebrated Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the VFW MacKenzie-Webster Post 790, 522 East Barre Road, Barre Town.
Memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
BARRE TOWN – Reginald Gary “Spade” Cooley
, 80, of Spruce Mountain View Drive, a longtime Central Vermont Area businessman, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin, where he had recently been admitted.
Born on December 23, 1934 in Montpelier, he was the son of William and Marian (Unwin) Cooley. He attended Elementary school in East Montpelier Center and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1953, where he was the star member of the basketball team, winning the Class A State Championship and breaking all of the school scoring records.
On December 12, 1959, he married Rosalyn M. “Rose” Baldwin at the Bethany Church in Montpelier. Since their marriage they made their home in Barre City, Orange and since 1985, in Barre Town.
Following his High School graduation, he and his brothers, Ronald and Ray, formed the Cooley Construction Company in Barre, which later became the Cooley Asphalt Paving Company. He sold the business and after several years of retirement, he and his son Randy formed the Cooley and Son Paving Company.
“Spade”, along with his brothers and Ken Squire, built the Thunder Road Race Track and Catamount Stadium in Milton for stock car racing, which became well known, on the racing circuit.
Being active in Vermont State government, he was a former member of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Hunting, woodworking, and his love of golfing were his special interests and he will be remembered for scoring a double eagle at the Barre Country Club. He also enjoyed being a resident of Florida during the winters.
His memberships included the Kiwanis Club, of which he was a past president, the Canadian Club, the Mutuo Inc. and the Elks Lodge 1535, all of Barre. Being a Mason, he belonged to the Aurora Masonic Lodge 22 and the Mt. Sinai Shrine Temple 3, both of Montpelier.
Survivors include his wife, Rose; his son, Randy Cooley of Barre Town; his daughter, Jill Conti and her husband, Vince of Plattsburgh, NY; four grandchildren, Hayden, Spencer, Megan and Amanda; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Ray Cooley and his wife, Cheryl of South Burlington; and nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Ronald Cooley.
At the family’s request, there will be a graveside service next Spring for his family only at the Cutler Cemetery in East Montpelier.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 or to the Central Vermont Council on the Aging, 59 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641.
Spades’ family want to thank the Central Vermont Home Health Nursing and Hospice volunteer staff for their love, concern and superb care that they gave to him, especially Ginger Hopkins, Stacey Lamberti, Stephanie Davis, Teri Benway and Hayden Cooley.
, 84, a resident of Berlin and formerly of Hinsdale, NH, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at the Woodridge Nursing Home after a short illness. He leaves behind his wife of 49 years, Edith (Moore) Cooper.
Born on July 11, 1930 in Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of Cleland E. and Mary (Ferreira) Cooper.
Jack and Edith married in October of 1966. He lived his life for his wife. Whatever they did, they did together. Traveling, camping, gardening, and making crafts were a few of the many hobbies they shared. He cared for her as long as he possibly could and their final moments were spent together in their last home at Woodridge Nursing Home, the way he wanted it. He will be missed by all that grew to love him. He had been employed by and retired from the Putney Hill Paper Mill in Putney, NH.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sisters, Mildred (Cooper) French of Fairfield, CA and Gladys (Cooper) Perkins of Somerset, MA; a brother, Cleland E. Cooper, Jr. of Schertz, TX; his niece, Julie Nichols, the daughter of his heart, and her partner, Bob Richert, along with many other nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are two sisters, Doris (Cooper) Warner of Evansville, IN and Betty (Cooper) Loy of Hot Springs, AR.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. Calling hours will be from 6:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to Woodridge Nursing Home, 142 Woodridge Drive, Berlin, VT 05602 as a tribute to the outstanding care and love they showed him.
, 57, of Waterman Street, passed away on March 30, 2015 at his home.
Born August 17, 1957 in Barre, he was the son of George and Doris (Cheever) Copeland. He attended Barre Town Schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1976.
After graduation, Michael joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for 4 years as a mechanic. When he returned to Vermont, he worked as a truck driver for both Wark Brothers and MacAuley’s Food Service for a number of years.
Michael enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, vintage cars and car shows, playing horseshoes and had a special fondness for his cat, “Ellie Mae.”
Survivors include his former spouse, Penny, and their son, Kasey, both of Barre, as well as his long-time partner, Maryanne, of South Barre. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Kenneth, and his Uncle John.
Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours for Michael on Monday, April 6, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, PO Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687.
, 95, a long-time resident of Prospect and West Streets, died Monday, April 6, 2015 at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin where she had been a patient for almost 5 years.
Born November 21, 1919 in Caribou, Maine, she was the daughter of Amos and Celina (Ziter) Corey and had attended Barre Schools.
In earlier years, she had worked at the former M.H. Fishman Company in Barre and will be remembered as a telephone operator for New England Telephone and Telegraph in their Barre and Montpelier offices, retiring after over 35 years of service.
Her greatest joy was entertaining and cooking for her family and activities in her church.
Cecile was an active communicant of St. Monica’s Catholic Church and belonged to Court St. Monica, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and the Telephone Pioneers and the Central Vermont Hospital Auxiliary and its gift shop volunteers.
Survivors include her nephew David Corey and his wife Charlotte, and their children Joseph, Timothy, Keri and Dawn; and nieces Carol Ryan and her husband, Michael; Eleanor Senay; Mildred Zimmerman; and Claire Gordon and her husband, Colin and numerous other grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was predeceased by her sisters Eva Wobby and Ida Haddad and brothers Joseph, Anthony, and Louis Corey and several nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian Burial to honor Cecile’s life will be celebrated on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church.
Burial will follow in St. Monica Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre preceding the Mass, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activity Fund, Woodbridge Nursing Home, PO Box 550, Barre, VT 05641.
, 91, of Washington and more recently of Mansfield
Place in Essex passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Vermont Respite House in
Williston surrounded with love by her family.
Rita was born on February 8, 1924 in Lewiston, Maine, the daughter of Napoleon and Alice
(Sevigny) Carrier. After the death of her mother, she was raised by her father and stepmother,
Lydia. Rita attended Holy Ghost School in Graniteville and graduated from Spaulding High School
in Barre in the Class of 1942.
On October 16, 1943, Rita married Joseph Armand Cyr in New Britain, CT where they lived from
1942-1949. They then moved to and purchased a farm in Washington, VT where they lived for 65
years. She worked side-by-side with her husband and raised their family. Joe died November 2,
While in Connecticut, Rita was employed at Pratt and Whitney in New Britain, and after moving
to Vermont, she worked at the former Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and Sprague Electric Company
for 35 years.
She was a member of the St. Cecilia Church in Washington. Her other memberships included
Washington Snow Flyers, Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) and Eastern Milk
Producers. Rita was an avid traveler, she and her husband Joe visited many countries. Rita's
happiest times of her life were sharing time with her family and friends, lots of love, laughter and
hugs, playing cards, joking around with the grandchildren, just being together.
Left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Alice Poulin and her husband, Reginald of
Washington, Diane Lyford and her husband, Daniel of the Villages, Florida, Janet Burnor and her
husband, Michael of Hinesburg, and Nancy Brogna and her husband, Paul of Williston; her son
Rosaire "Posey" Cyr of Washington; her 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-
great-grandchildren; her brothers, Paul Carrier and his wife, Frances of Colchester and Eugene
Carrier and his wife, Mary of Williamstown; her sister, Jane Cyr of Connecticut; and many
nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, her stepmother, her husband, and three brothers, Albert,
Louis, and Marcel Carrier and her sister, Lucille Cyr.
Relatives and friends of Rita are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday March 21, 2015 from
10:00 a.m. to Noon at the Hooker Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. A Mass of Christian
Burial will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the St. Monica's Catholic Church at 79 Summer Street in Barre.
Interment will take place in the spring at the St. Sylvester Cemetery in Websterville at the
convenience of her family.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane,
Williston, VT 05495.
, 85, of Jefferson St., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Kindred Birchwood Terrace in Burlington.
Born on April 25, 1930 in East St. Johnsbury, she was the daughter of the late Leslie Morse and Alice (McGaffey) Splann. Kay attended Williamstown High School, graduating in the class of 1949. She attended her 65th class reunion in 2014. She was married to Norman Dailey in 1950, and they later divorced. She was a homemaker for many years, and worked outside the home when her children were in their teens.
Kay loved to read. She also enjoyed watching NASCAR, Red Sox baseball, playing bingo, and doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She liked to cook and bake, and often hosted Christmas dinner with her family.
Kay is survived by her children, Norma Dailey of South Barre; Mitchell Dailey of Burlington; and, Patricia A. (Dailey) Bartlett of Barre; her grandchildren, April Bartlett of NC and James Bartlett, Jr. of Barre; her sister-in-law, Linda Merchant of Essex Jct.; and her special friends, Linda Beaudoin of FL, and Carol Gray and her dog Tippi of Barre. In addition to her parents, Kay is predeceased by her son, Allan Dailey who passed away in December of 1971.
A graveside service to celebrate Kay’s life will be held in the spring of 2016 in The Village Cemetery in Williamstown.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Central VT Home, Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Rd., Barre, VT 05641 or Kindred Birchwood Terrace, 43 Starr Farm Rd., Burlington, VT 05408.
, 87, of Lincoln House on Hill Street and formerly of Sunset Road in Barre Town, died peacefully, after a long illness on February 2, 2015, surrounded by her family.
Born April 28, 1927 in Marshfield, she was the daughter of Roy E. and Ruth (Richardson) Fair and grew up in North Calais. She was a graduate of Montpelier High School in 1946.
She spent the last four and a half years at Lincoln House in Barre where she made endearing friendships with staff and residents. Before moving there, she lived on Sunset Road in Barre Town for 45 years. Her interests included vegetable gardening and canning foods, planting and tending her flowers, enjoying the outdoors, riding the country roads of Vermont, and her cooking was unequaled. Spending lots of time with family, playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and showering them all with that special love only a grandmother can give, gave Edna great pleasure.
Edna is survived by her four children; Maxine Daino and her husband, Robert of Hilliard, Ohio; John H. Davy of Barre Town; Patricia Beaudoin and her husband Lee; of Orange and Carol Martin and her husband, Timothy of Barre City; 9 grandchildren, US Army Captain Adam Daino, Elizabeth Daino Hill, Jason and Sara Beaudoin and Jesse, Bradley, Joel, Chelsea and Rebekah Martin and 4 great grandchildren, Kolby Flynn, Karmen and Jericho Beaudoin and Tucker Kidder.
Also surviving is her sister Bessie Benjamin and her brother Donald Fair and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, John A. Davy, she was predeceased by 2 sons Bruce and Daniel Davy, grandson Benjamin Nicholas Daino and sister Cora Fraser.
Her life will be honored and celebrated with a time of fellowship and sharing at her final residence, Lincoln House at 120 Hill Street in Barre City on Sunday, February 8, 2015 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Later interment will be made in the Maplewood Cemetery in Barre Town.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activity Fund, Lincoln House, 120 Hill Street, Barre, VT 05641 or the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, 82, of McHugh Road, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at his home with his family at his bedside.
Born December 13, 1932 in Duxbury, he was the son of Frank and Rena (Pecor) DeForge. He attended school in Graniteville.
In earlier years, Franklin worked in the granite industry on the planer. After retirement from the granite industry, he worked at Barre Town Elementary School in building maintenance.
Franklin was married on August 13, 1955 in Graniteville to his wife, Elsie. They made their home in Graniteville. She passed away on June 25, 2000.
They had a camp at Joe's Pond where they enjoyed spending summers. Franklin and Elsie were known as the Joe's Pond experts on how to catch fish. Franklin also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his lifelong friend, Harold Jenkins.
He belonged to the Sons of the American Legion Post 10 in Barre.
Survivors include his daughter, Mari Oyamada and her husband, Mamorou of Ohio, son, John DeForge and his wife, Jeannette of Barre, son, Jaime DeForge and his wife, Debi of Graniteville, daughter, Beverly Kinne of Woodstock, daughter, Jeanne DeForge and her husband, Brent Preston of Graniteville; twelve grandchildren, Emi, Kevin, Thomas, Jaime, Tonia, Kristine, Michelle, Leonard, James, Tabitha, Rachael, and Joshua. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Margaret Nogan of Bear, DE, Ralph DeForge of Graniteville, Bruce DeForge of Williamstown, Roberta Freeman and Elmer DeForge both of Olean, NY, and Ronald DeForge of Barre and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Graniteville. Later Interment will take place in Graves Cemetery in Duxbury. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Barre Area Senior Center, 131 South Main Street, Suite 4, Barre, Vermont 05641 or to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, 72, of Weir Road passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
She was born on January 16, 1943 in Barre Town, the daughter of Irving and Bernice (Weeks) Grant. On December 5, 1970, she married Bruce DeForge in Barre and they settled in Williamstown and had lived there ever since.
Hazel attended school in Calais and later worked as a Sales Clerk at the former Ames and Harry’s Department Stores. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing bingo, and time spent with her family and especially her grandchildren.
Her memberships included the Barre Canadian Club.
Survivors include her husband, Bruce, and their son Brian DeForge of Barre; her stepson Warren DeForge of Williamstown; and her stepdaughter Sharron Chrisp of Austin, Texas. She also leaves behind her brother Robert Grant and his, wife, Joyce of Plainfield and sisters Madeline Beede of Washington and Gloria (Reggie) Lamb of Essex, along with 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, her stepson Leonard DeForge and her brother Nelson Grant.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
, 74, of Maple Avenue, died peacefully Sunday afternoon, November 22, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born November 7, 1941 in Berlin, she was the daughter of Stanley and Lillian (Massey) Carroll and was a graduate of Spaulding High School in 1959.
On June 24, 1989 Joan married Wilfred J. Denno, Jr., at St. Monica’s Catholic Church. They spent their entire married life at their present home where Wilfred died August 27, 2011.
She was first employed at the former Sprague Electric Company in Barre and then the Capital City Press as a proof checker, until they closed. Later Joan worked in the Central Vermont Hospital Cafeteria which she loved, retiring in 2011.
Gardening, knitting, entertaining her grandchildren and the family camp at South Hero were things she enjoyed.
Survivors include her daughters, Sondra Franks and her husband, Billy; Kim Hastings and her husband, Jeff Untiedt; Cindy Foster and her husband, Nick; Cindy Conti and her husband, Nicholas; Lori Hudson and her husband, Matt; Tammy Cone and her husband, Duncan and Carol Hastings and sons: Wade and Fred Hastings and Tony and Daniel Denno and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Also surviving is her brother, Stanley Carroll and his wife, Mary, and her sister June Carroll and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Fred Hastings, her parents, and 2 brothers Ed and Francis Carroll and her sister Beverly Allen.
Per Joan’s wishes there are no formal services planned.
A gathering for family and friends to remember her will be held Friday, November 27 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Barre American Legion Post #10 Banquet Room, 340 N. Main Street, Barre.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, 69, of Stone Road, gained her wings to fly high with the angels on October 1, 2015. Born on December 10, 1945 in Bradford, she was the daughter of John and Edith (Billings) Dunbar.
She worked many years as a nurse’s aide for Gormans in South Barre, Klien’s Laundry in Lebanon, NH, IPC in Canon, NH. She later retired due to her health, moving to Brookfield to be closer to her children.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with loved ones.
She is survived by her husband, Leroy DeVarney of Brookfield; her daughter, Sherry and her husband John Muentener of MI; her sons, Steven Henry of VT, and Dennis Henry and his wife Tina of VT; her step children, Joyce Wood of NH, Robin Bonbor of VT, Sharen and David Boylon of VT, Lisa and John Smith of NY, Danielle and Davis Flores of CA, and Jay Smith of NY; sisters, Josephine Searles of VT; Betty and Richard Blake of NH; brothers, Robert Dunbar of NH, Paul Dunbar of NH, and George Dunbar of VT. She was predeceased by her parents, brother John Dunbar Jr. and sister, Madelin Landry.
Burial at a later date.
, 52, of Newport Road, and a former Barre, VT resident, died Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at his home.
Born on April 14, 1963 in Barre, he was the son of Paul Douglas and Anna Rose (Wilett) Dukette. Todd attended North Barre Elementary School, Williamstown Middle School and graduated from Williamstown High School.
He worked for Malden Mills, Bombardier, UniFirst, Spectrum Inc., and Fuji. Most recently, he worked with his brother, Steven Dukette at Covered Bridge Professional Home Inspections of Troy.
On April 17, 2015, Todd married Maureen Merrill and they made their home in Woodsville.
Todd was a member of the American Society of Home Inspectors, the National Association of Certified Inspectors, and the Vermont Association of Professional Home Inspectors.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren and working on his home. His other interests were four-wheeling, NASCAR auto racing, and in earlier years, snowmobiling.
Survivors include his wife, Maureen Dukette of Woodsville; his children, Joshua Ainsworth a SSG in the Vermont Army National Guard and his wife, Heidi of Hyde Park, Rebecca Dukette and companion Billy Pedigo of Texas, and Damian Dukette of Brattleboro; his three grandchildren, Jaden, Grace, and Grant Ainsworth; and his brother, Steven Dukette and his wife, Susan of Troy. His parents predeceased him.
His funeral service will be held on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 12:00 noon in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in the Berlin Corner Cemetery.
, 50, of Kimberly Lane, died unexpectedly at home on Friday morning, February 27, 2015.
Born November 15, 1964 in Montpelier, he was the son of Wilfred R. and Pauline (Little) Duprey and had attended elementary school in Montpelier and high school in Deland, Florida. He then went on to attend and earn a degree from the American Motorcycle Institute in Daytona, Florida.
Timothy owned and operated Duprey Performance Engines and traveled the United States as a chief mechanic and owner on the American Motorcycle Association racing circuit where he was well known for his high quality engines. He later moved back to Vermont and was still an active motorcycle mechanic.
Along with motorcycle racing, he also truly enjoyed time spent with his nieces and nephews.
Survivors include two sisters; Dorothy Barr and her husband, Gary, of North Carolina and Mary Dysinger and her husband, Richard, of Philadelphia, PA, three brothers; Paul Duprey of Orange, Robert Duprey of Northfield, and David Duprey and his wife, Susan, of Washington, along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister-in-law Kathy Duprey.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Humane Society of Central Vermont, PO Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687.
, 44, affectionately known as Charm, of Donahue Road, passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 2, 2015, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
Born on October 8, 1970 in Berlin, he was the son of Armand J. Duquette, Sr. and Shirley (Blaisdell) Duquette. He attended Barre Town Middle and Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1988. Armand attended Vermont Technical College in Randolph where he obtained an Associate Degree in Mechanical Engineering and was most recently employed by Dessureau Machines Inc. in Barre.
Armand was a big animal lover, especially of his dogs, Trigger and Molly. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was happiest outside. He loved his time spent with his friends, especially at the Pig Pen. He frequently went to hunting camp, ice fishing, and loved being out on the lake on a sunny day.
Armand is survived by his mother, Shirley (Blaisdell) Duquette, as well as his three sisters, Lori Duquette Remmey, Deborah Duquette, and Kathleen Duquette. Besides his immediate family, Armand is survived by his many nephews and nieces including, Jed Remmey, Kegan Remmey, Matthew Duquette, Tawney Kelty, Trey Kelty, Brynne Remmey, and Caitlin Remmey. Armand will be sorely missed by his many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a multitude of friends. He was an invaluable source of humor to all who knew him.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Kenneth and Irene (Cady) Blaisdell and Edward and Leona (Lamay) Duquette, as well as his father, Armand Duquette, Sr. and his beloved dog, Morgan.
Family and friends may call on Friday, October 9, 2015, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. The funeral service to honor and celebrate his life will be Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Community Church, 30 Jones Brothers Way, Barre. There will be a gathering to follow the service at the VFW Post 790, Route 302, East Barre.
WASHINGTON - Carroll “Big D” H. Duranleau
, 80, lifetime resident of Washington passed away peacefully Thursday, April 2, 2015 in the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Washington on December 19, 1934 to the late Victor and Laura (Lajeunesse) Duranleau. Carroll graduated from Spaulding High School, after which he continued to work on the family farm. He slowly became involved in excavation and construction, which eventually evolved into Duranleau Construction Corp. and stayed involved in the business until his declining health.
Carroll is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Elizabeth (Demag) and his children, Laurie Duranleau of Tampa, FL, Sherry (Alan) Jones of Castle Hayne, NC, Carroll (Sheila) Duranleau of Washington, Gregory Duranleau of Washington, and Mary-Lyn Signoretti (Dan) of Toronto, Ontario.
He is also survived by his three sisters, Marcelle Moran, Rita and husband Richard Clinton, and Rejeanne Bishop; sisters-in-law, Avis Bluto, Roberta Frohock and husband Todd Buik, and Sue Bennett and partner J.D. Deforge; and brother-in-law Robert and wife Lori Frohock. He was the loving grandfather of Rebecca, Matthew, Andy, Hannah, Ryan, Emily, Deirdre, Aaron, Josh, June, Elizabeth and Marco and great-grandfather of Makenzi Ann.
Carroll was a member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Canadian Club of Barre, Montpelier Lodge of Elks, Mutuo, Inc. of Barre, and Mount Sinai Shriners. In the past, he had been the Captain of the Mount Sinai Patrol and Selectman for the Town of Washington.
Carroll had a zest for life and lived to his fullest ability up until his last admission to the hospital. He loved his family, hunting, and snowmobiling and by the grace of God, he was able to get in one last ride a few weeks ago with his sons, nephews, and friends. His unique sense of humor and wit was evident right up until the end of his passing and will be remembered by all that knew him.
His family will receive friends for calling hours on Tuesday, April 7th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hooker & Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, April 8th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Monica’s Catholic Church at 79 Summer Street in Barre. Internment will take place in the spring at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Washington at the convenience of his family.
The family wishes to gratefully acknowledge all the health care professionals who gave him such tremendous care over the last several years.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495 or Calef Memorial Library, New Addition Fund, P.O. Box 141, Washington, Vermont 05675 or Washington Fire Department, Fire Lane, Washington, VT 05675.
He will be dearly missed and forever in the hearts and memories of those who loved him.
, 77, of Sunrise Road, died early Wednesday morning, March 4, 2015, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Her family had been at her bedside.
Born April 27, 1937 in Mineola, New York, she was the daughter of Platt and Ione (Shelter) Kissam.
She graduated from Garden City (Long Island, New York) High School in 1955 and received her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts from Vermont Junior College in Montpelier in 1957.
On April 27, 1957, which was her birthday, she married Merle R. Dwyer in Whitehall, New York. Since 1958, they have resided in South Barre and at their present home since 1970.
“Sammy” will be remembered as a teacher’s aide at the Barre Town Elementary School for several years.
Crossword puzzles, cooking, gardening, knitting, rescuing animals and the coast of Maine were things she enjoyed and loved.
Besides her husband, Merle, she is survived by her daughter, Laurie Sabens, and her husband, Kip, of Barre Town and her son Steven Dwyer and his wife Mary of Cape Elizabeth Maine and her grandson Jordan Sabens, also of Barre Town.
Also surviving is her brother Platt Tredwell and his wife Evelyn of Everett, Washington.
She was predeceased by her parents.
Her life will be remembered with calling hours on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, PO Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687.
, 98, of North State Street, died Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Cooley and Dickinson Hospital in Northampton.
Born September 24, 1916 in Barre City, Vermont, she was the daughter of John and Emilia (Garetto) Piretti. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School there in 1934.
On August 3, 1940, she married Harold A. Eastman in Barre. Following their marriage they had resided in Northampton for many years. Harold died November 2, 1978.
Vivian had been a longtime licensed optician in the state of Massachusetts.
Her memberships included the First Church of Christ (Congregational) and the American Red Cross volunteer program, both of Northampton.
Survivors include; her nephew, John J. Piretti; and her niece, Joan L. Parry, both of Aiken, S. Carolina.
Besides her parents and her husband, Harold, she was predeceased by her brother, Walter Parry and step-siblings, John Franco and Lois Franco Pollack.
Her graveside and committal service will be held at noon on Monday, February 16, 2015 in the Hope Cemetery, Maple Avenue in Barre City.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cooley-Dickinson Hospital VNA and Hospice, 168 Industrial Drive, Northampton, MA 01060.
, 27, of Spaulding Road, died Friday, February 6, 2015, as a result of injuries sustained in a skiing accident at Burke Mountain Ski Resort.
Born December 29, 1987 in Berlin, she was the daughter of Duanne and Dawn (Twine) Johnson, and beloved sister of Corey Johnson. She was home schooled and graduated from Twinfield High School in 2006.
On October 30, 2010 she married Lewis “Chuck” Fenoff in Peacham. Their entire married life had been spent on Spaulding Road.
She had been a Child Care Provider for several organizations prior to joining the Cabot Creamery Production Staff where she had been employed for the past seven years.
Gardening, horseback riding, the out of doors, snowshoeing, her dogs, her memberships in the 4H program and the Girl Scouts were her special interests and she will be remembered as “Ellie May” and for her love of family and music.
Besides her husband, “Chuck” and step children Devin and Cameron Bell, she leaves her parents Duanne and Dawn Johnson and brother, Corey, all of Plainfield; her maternal grandparents George and Gail Twine of Jefferson City, Tennessee; her paternal grandmother Gladys Johnson of East Montpelier and maternal great grandmother Margarette Ryan of Ludlow; her uncle Darryl Johnson of East Montpelier and her aunt, Darleen Johnson of Barre; her godparents Craig and Trudy Marineau and their son Brendan of Berlin and a large extended family.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Wayne Johnson.
Her life will be honored and celebrated on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the Barre American Legion Post #10 Club Rooms, 320 North Main Street, Barre at 11:00 a.m. with a reception and luncheon to follow. This ceremony will be directed by her family.
Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vermont Horse-Assisted Therapy, 307 Culver Hill Road, Middlesex, VT 05602.
, 79, formerly of Cabot since 2005, passed away on Sunday, January 18, 2015 in Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born to the late Harold Michael and Charlotte Avery Mooney on January 8, 1936, a twin with Richard Mooney her brother.
Barbara attended and graduated from Bayshore High School, in Bayshore Long Island, NY, where she grew up. She then went to school and graduated as a Lab Technician. She became the head Lab Technician at the South Side Hospital in Bayshore and worked there for 12 years.
In 1969 she and her husband Duncan bought and administrated the Ferguson Rest Home in Clinton, Massachusetts for over 36 years.
Barbara was an active member of the Sterling Seventh-day Adventist Church in Sterling, Massachusetts, working with the youth Pathfinder Club for years.
Barbara was an avid animal lover and over the years she trained and competed her horses and cats and won many ribbons and trophies. She was an excellent rider, as she began riding lessons as a child. Barbara spent time loving and training her horses. She especially enjoyed going to horse shows and competing. Her passion was love for animals until she passed.
Barbara was a terrific mother and grandmother. She taught all her family by example to always be caring and loving to anyone who was in need. She never gave it a second thought to sacrifice for others. Barbara is survived by: her brother, Richard Mooney; her daughter, Kathy Charlestream and her husband Glee; her son, Thomas Duncan Ferguson and his wife Cynthia; her nieces, Sandy Albrecht and Debbie Strade; her 7 grandchildren; and her 6 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held for Barbara at 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 7, 2015 in
the Barre Seventh-day Adventist Church in 297 Vine St.-Berlin, Barre, VT.
, 94, of Prospect Street died peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Rowan Court Health and Rehabilitation Center in Barre.
He was born on October 22, 1920 in Victory, New York, the son of Stephen and Rossi (Rorabeck) Finck. Kenneth attended high school in Red Creek, New York. Later enlisting in the United States Marine Corps and served in World War II from December 1942 to July 1945. In November of 1941, he married Ruth Esther VanNostrand in Red Creek, New York. They made their home in Auburn, New York and later Guilderland, New York until 1971, when they moved to Barre.
Kenneth first worked as a Deputy Sheriff in Cayuga County, New York and later ran a logging operation there. After moving to Vermont, he and his family started a company selling heavy equipment for the logging industry, and later sold sawmill equipment until he retired to Florida. Kenneth was an active member of the Free and Accepted Masons of New York, Auburn Lodge #124 and in his spare time he enjoyed playing horseshoes, shuffleboard, and was an avid square dancer. Kenneth and his wife were members of the Central Vermont Squares and the Hedding United Methodist Church in Barre.
Survivors include his three sons, Dale Finck and his wife, Kathleen, of Barre; Craig Finck and his wife, Kathleen, of North Hero; and Mark Finck of San Francisco, California; along with his 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, and two sisters, Leta Jones and Norma Finck.
His life will be honored and celebrated at the Hooker Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Friends and family may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Interment with military honors will be held at the Wilson Cemetery Columbarium in Websterville.
, 90, formerly of Moran Road in Orange, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015, at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Born on January 8, 1925, in Montreal, Quebec, he was the son of Wilfred and Cecile (Guyette) Fontaine. He attended school in Iberville, Quebec. Fernand married his first wife Carmen Lefebvre and they lived in Iberville, moved to Barre, VT and later to Orange. After Carmen passed away, Fernand married Charlotte Blodgett and they continued to live in Orange.
Fernand worked as a police officer and firefighter in Iberville and later worked as a stonecutter in the granite industry until his retirement from Lawson Granite Company in Barre.
He enjoyed the outdoors as he was an avid hunter, fisherman, vegetable gardener, camper, ice fisherman, and enjoyed walking in the woods.
Survivors include: his son, Daniel Fontaine and his fiancée Lucille Chicoine of Barre; his daughters, Marie Robichaud of Montreal, Francine Charpentier of Iberville, and Lise Kenyon of Charlotte, VT; step-daughters, Christine and her husband Mark Groleau, and Gayle Munson all of Orange; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Therese Lefebvre of South Burlington; and his brother-in-law, Marc Lefebvre of St. Jean, Quebec; and several nieces and nephews.
His graveside service will be held in the spring in the Brook Haven Cemetery, Orange. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Vermont State Fire Fighters’ Association, P.O. Box 321, Pittsfield, VT 05763 and/or Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center, Activities Department, 98 Hospitality Drive, Barre, VT 05641.
, 88, of Tremont Street, died Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Lincoln House on Hill Street. Her family was with her.
Born October 7, 1927, in Barre City, she was the daughter of Dellie and Inez (Maberini) Merlo. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School with the class of 1945.
On April 28, 1951 she married Henry E. Ford in the Barre Universalist Church and since their wedding they have always resided in Barre. He died September 6, 2004.
In earlier years, she had worked as a Secretary at the Anderson and Friberg Granite Company and later for the State of Vermont Unemployment Office in Barre.
Claire enjoyed talking about her granddaughter, Amanda, the family cottage on Greenwood Lake and spending time with her husband Henry, at Wells Beach, Maine.
She was a long time member of the Barre Universalist Church and was a life member of Ruth Chapter #33 OES.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law Brian and Karen Ford and granddaughter Amanda Ford, all of Apple Blossom Road, South Barre and many survivors of her husband, Henry’s family.
Claire’s life will be honored with her committal service in the Hope Cemetery in Barre on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Resident Activity Fund, Lincoln House, 120 Hill Street, Barre, VT 05641.
Her family wishes to thank the entire staff at Lincoln House for the superb love, care, and attention they extended to their mother and grandmother.
SOUTH BURLINGTON – Charles Martin “Chuck” Frattini
, 58, of Dorset Street and Barre City native, died Friday, September 25, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington with his family at his bedside.
Born in Barre City on November 9, 1956, he was the son of Louis and Barbara (McKnight) Frattini, Jr.
He graduated with the class of 1974 from Spaulding High School in Barre and in 1977, he received his Associate in Science Degree from the University of Vermont in Burlington.
“Chuck” earned his Registered Nursing Degree from Vermont College in Montpelier in 1979.
He had been married to Dianne Gile, whom he later divorced, but always had remained friends.
He had been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years with psychiatric nursing being a specialty.
Being an auto enthusiast he loved vintage and antique cars, attending many car shows in many places. He will be well-remembered as a caretaker, who always placed others before himself, and a true comedian, who made people laugh with his clever sense of humor.
Besides his mother, Barbara, a resident of Lincoln House in Barre City, he leaves his only daughter and best friend, Valerie Frattini; his brothers William Frattini and his wife, Barbara, of Bath, Maine and Jay Frattini and his wife, Sonda, of Charlotte, North Carolina and a niece, 3 nephews, and more distant relatives.
He was predeceased by his father, Louis Frattini, Jr., and brother Thomas Frattini.
His committal service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Hope Cemetery in Barre City.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Charles Frattini to:
The Hughes Syndrome Foundation The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4AF Registered Charity No. 1138116
Although located in the UK, they are the only Registered Charity dedicated to helping people affected by Hughes Syndrome.
, 73, of Crescent Lane, died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Born April 12, 1942, in Plainfield, she was the daughter of Leo and Emma (Baldwin) Nichols. She attended St. Monica Elementary School and graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre City in 1961.
On May 11, 1963, she married her high school sweetheart, since age 16, Paul Gagne, at St. Monica’s Catholic Church. Following their marriage they lived in Barre City and since 1968 at their present home on Crescent Lane.
Carolyn had worked for many years as a secretary and receptionist first at the Granite Mutual Insurance Company in Barre, later the Vermont Division of the American Cancer Society office in Montpelier where she received many accolades for her work as an event coordinator, and retired from the Cabot Cheese Annex Store in Waterbury Center.
She enjoyed sewing, crafts, casino gambling, camping and attending her son and grandsons’ hockey games and her granddaughter’s dance recitals and especially loved her dog, “Buffy”.
Her memberships included St. Monica Catholic Church and Court St. Monica’s, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
Besides her husband, Paul, she leaves her daughter Deborah Gagne-Barney and her husband, Chuck of Barre Town and her son Brent Gagne and his wife, Susan, of Barre City and 3 grandchildren Cole and Rachel Barney and Christian Gagne, and she will be remembered for the love for her husband, children, and grandchildren.
Also surviving are her sisters Shirley Granger and Lorraine Hebert and her brother George Nichols.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Leo Nichols, Jr.
Carolyn’s life will be honored and celebrated with a service to be held at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel followed by inurnment in the family memorial section at a time to be announced in the Spring of 2016.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, PO Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687.
took his final journey on April 12, 2015, which also happens to be the birthday of his wife, Solange whom he has now joined in heaven. He lost his hard fought battle with complications from COPD with his family by his side. The past year proved extremely trying for him with the presence of several ailments, and he fought so hard and was not leaving his family without a fight. What a trooper he proved to be and you could see his determination right up to his last breath. His family provided unconditional care, comfort, and support and was able to keep him in the comforts of his home.
Born on January 1, 1936 in Compton, Quebec, Adrien was one of eleven children of Alfred and Medora (Fontaine) Gagnon.
On July 11, 1959, he married Solange A. Ouimette who passed away on February 8, 2013. In 1960, they moved from Canada to the Barre, VT area. They later moved to their present home in Websterville, VT in 1969.
Adrien was previously employed by Williams Motor Transfer, Granite Industries of Vermont, and Burrell Roofing Company where he retired after 47 years. He was a dedicated employee who thought of the Burrell’s as his second family.
His greatest achievement was his family of which provided him with much pride and joy.
In earlier years, Adrien loved working in the woods and in particular a camp with his brother, Nil in Williamstown. They loved boiling maple syrup. The experience ended up providing minimal syrup and an abundance of wonderful memories. He also loved tinkering on anything that had a small motor. In particular, he found a hobby in old tractors and had many of them throughout the years. He could often be seen driving his grandchildren and great-grandsons on the tractor up and down Bolster Road with the kids tooting the horn endlessly.
Survivors include his four daughters: S. Francine Beede and her husband, Charles (Chuck) of Williamstown, VT, Colette Gagnon and her companion, Claude Ayotte of Lac de Plage, Quebec, Nancy Dutil and her husband, Mike of Barre, VT, and Tina Morrison and her husband, Kevin of Barnet, VT. He also leaves his precious grandchildren: Rachel Laggner and her husband, Daniel of Williamstown, VT, Renee Beede and her fiancé, Justin Holbrook of Websterville, VT, Danielle Thompson and her companion, David Ballanger of Montpelier, VT, Lizette Dutil of Barre, VT, and Aaron Morrison and Ally Morrison of Barnet, VT. In addition, there are five great-grandsons: Riley and Colby Laggner, Donovan and Jonathan Sicard, and Ryan Holbrook. Of course there is his beloved Pug Bud who provided him endless companionship and protection during his struggles of the last year.
He also leaves behind his brothers, Nil (Yvette) Gagnon, Elmore, VT, and Bertrand Gagnon and Laurier Gagnon of Coaticook, Quebec; his sisters, Bernadette Gadbois (Bob Welch) of Plattsburgh, NY, Lorraine Isabelle of Montpelier, VT, Fernande Lehoux, Marie-Marte Lafond, and Louisette Gagnon of Coaticook, Quebec; his in-laws, Roger and Lucille Lafond of Manchester, NH, Rachel and Theresa Ouimette, Albert Ouimette, Antoinette Ouimette ,Theresa Gagnon, and Edith Ouimette of Willimantic, CT, Carole Ouimette of VA, and Arthur Bissonette of Coaticook, Quebec. Lastly, Mon Oncle Marlo (as he was often called), and leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Adrien was liked by everyone he encountered. Known to many as Fred or Frenchie, he was often just “one of the boys” regardless of their age.
Adrien was predeceased by his wife, his parents, his brother, Armand Gagnon, his sister, Muriel Lavoie, his in-laws Conrad Gadbois, Andre Quimette, Leonard Quimette, Laurent Quimette, Real Lavoie, Leo Lafond, Maurice Lehoux, Martial Ouimette, Lucien and Therese Ouimette, Arthur Isabelle, Anita Gagnon, Georgette Dubriel, Hector and Cecile Roy, and Marie-Jeanne Bissonnette.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the wonderful care and support provided by Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice. Also, the staff of Central Vermont Medical Center who have all been phenomenal in providing excellent care throughout the years. Additional gratitude to Dr. Farm, Dr. Valentine, and the entire staff of the Oncology Department for guiding him through his most recent hurdle. Lastly, Dr. Robert Robinson (“Doc” as he was referred to) and his staff, whose support provided to both Adrien and Solange during the years is beyond words. All of these professionals have been a factor in giving Adrien peace and tranquility during his final days. He is now onto his final journey to reunite with his wife Solange. Both of them have left behind many tears of sadness but most importantly, so many everlasting wonderful memories that will continue to be passed down through the generations.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Monica Catholic Church, 79 Summer Street, Barre, VT. There are no calling hours. Entombment will take place at a later date.
, 83, of Silver Circle died Monday, August 10, 2015 at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Her family was at her bedside.
Born in Barre City, October 4, 1931, she was the daughter of George and Rachel (Nicholson) Carle and had attended Ward 5 Elementary School and was a Spaulding High School graduate in 1949. In 1952, she graduated from the former Barre City Hospital School of Nursing.
Barbara had been a staff nurse at the Barre City Hospital, The Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL and the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin as well as nursing homes in the central Vermont area.
She had married Frank Gattone, Sr., and they later divorced.
Crossword puzzles, knitting, reading, family history, and her cats were great enjoyment for her.
Survivors include her 2 daughters; Elizabeth “Liz” Gattone and Catherine Gattone, both of whom she made her home with in Barre Town, and 2 sons; George Gattone and his wife, Mary Jane, of Walden, and Frank Gattone, Jr., and his wife, Deborah, also of Barre Town, as well as 5 grandchildren, Gage and Greer Gattone; Leah Miller and Juan and Deanna Lozano.
She was predeceased by her parents.
It was Barbara’s wish to have a graveside service at the convenience of her family at the Elmwood Cemetery in Barre City.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, 77, of Beech Street, died Monday evening, October 19, 2015 at home with her family at her bedside, after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Hanover, NH on October 20, 1937, she was the daughter of Herman and Thelma Lafley and was a graduate of Chelsea High School in 1956.
Shirley had a long career with the Vermont Department of Corrections, retiring after 44 years of service.
She is survived by her loving husband, Wendell N. Gauthier, Sr., of 57 years; 2 sons Wendell, Jr. of Barre City and Scott Gauthier of Manchester, NH, as well as her siblings Edward Lafley, Betty Moore, Jean Hayward, Peggy Anthony and Dottie Arlington and nieces and nephews.
Her hobbies included challenging crossword puzzles, knitting, needlepoint, traveling and enjoying church suppers with her husband.
Shirley’s life will be honored and celebrated with her committal and graveside service on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, PO Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687.
BARRE TOWN - Ethel Naemi Anderson Gehlbach
passed away peacefully at the Woodridge Nursing Home on November 25, 2015 at the age of 101 years plus.
Born in Barre, Vermont on January 12, 1914, she was the daughter of Rudolph and Naemi Anderson. Ethel graduated from Spaulding High School in 1932. She was a great basketball player and was a member of the Northern Vermont State Championship Girls Basketball Team. She resided in Barre and Barre Town most of her years except for a few years living in New York.
Shortly after graduation she married Louis H. Gehlbach (deceased) of Woodside, Long Island. She spent the next several years raising her family, then due to circumstances, became a single working mother. Ethel was a waitress at the Wayside Restaurant, The Country House Restaurant and the Hotel Barre, where she advanced herself to a management position until the Hotel closed. Through the years she had homeschooled herself in typing and bookkeeping. After retirement from the Hotel Barre she went on to National Life Insurance Company where she had a position in the Accounting Division. Upon retirement from National Life Insurance Company she once again showed her determination and fortitude to continue in the workforce and spent 4 years as the manager/hostess at the Hopkins Guest House of National Life.
Ethel was a supportive parent and always was interested in her children, grandchildren, great and great- great grandchildren. Mom enjoyed walking, reading and most of all swimming which she did well into her 90’s. She especially treasured the many summer months spent with family and friends at her camp, Hiawatha on Lake Woodbury. You would find Mom at least 3-4 times weekly at the Aldrich Library collecting reading material. She would much rather read a book as to watch television. She passed her love of reading to her children.
Ethel is survived by her 3 children, Louis Gehlbach and wife, Beverly, of St. Johnsbury, Jean Curtis and her husband, Robert, of South Barre, and Margaret Sample and her husband, Richard, of Williamstown. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Henry Anderson. Ethel leaves behind many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
After cremation, the ashes will be interred in the family plot in the Hope Cemetery in Barre. A service of remembrance will take place on Wednesday December 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Hope Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641 or the Central Vermont Humane Society, PO Box 687, Montpelier, VT.
Ethel lived an independent and remarkable life for a woman in that era. Peace be with you Mom.
BARRE TOWN / WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Gordon Harry Gilbert
, 89, formerly of Balsam Drive, died Thursday, October 1, 2015 in Williamsville, NY with his loving daughter and granddaughter by his side.
Gordon was born in Orfordville, NH on March 25, 1926 and was the son of Harry and Flora (Cassidy) Gilbert. He was married for 60 years to his wife, Florence Pepin, who predeceased him in 2006.
He lived almost his entire life in Barre. Gordon was a granite salesman for over 65 years, proudly representing Buttura, Rouleau, and Pepin Granite companies over the span of his career. In addition, Gordon was an avid hunter and fisherman in his earlier years. Known for his supportive love and pride of taking care of his family, he will be missed each day. He especially enjoyed weekends with his great-grandson, Kenneth.
He was the beloved father of Gregory Gordon Gilbert of Greene, ME and Carolee de Freitas of Buffalo, NY; Devoted grandfather of Kimberly S. Bean and her husband, Brian of Essex Junction, Aaron G. Gilbert and his wife, Deana, of Raritan, NJ, and John Gordon de Freitas of Watertown, MA.
He is survived by three great-grandchildren, Kenneth Gordon Bean, and Madison and Avery Gilbert. Several sister and brothers-in-laws also survive him including Raymond, Roland, and Pierre Pepin. Also surviving him are several nieces and nephews including Lynda Wagner of Barre and Sonny Frost of Graniteville.
Gordon was predeceased by five sisters; Marion Bockus, Dorothy Conley, Theresa Majesky, Lucille Gilbert and Elsie (Mrs. Eugene) Stefanazzi of Barre with whom he had a special bond. He was also predeceased by five brothers; Norman, Rowaine, Kenneth, Karl, and Dean Gilbert.
His funeral will be held at noon Thursday, October 8, 2015 in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre.
Interment will follow in the Berlin Corner Cemetery.
Friends and Family may call at the funeral home from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. that day.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Foundation of Western New York, P.O. Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240-0590.
, 70, of Barre Hill Road, died unexpectedly, Friday, January 2, 2015 at Birchwood Terrace Health Care in Burlington, where she had been a patient for several days.
Born April 6, 1944 in Barre City, she was the daughter of Ernest A. and Marion (Landry) Martel and was a graduate of Marshfield High School in 1962.
She had been a longtime employee in the clerical department of the National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier and retired from the manufacturing staff at the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Waterbury.
“Candy” and her husband, Donald C. Taylor Sr., made their home on Barre Hill Road for many years. He died October 15, 2006.
Hunting, fishing, photography, traveling and yard saleing were her special interests.
Survivors include her mother, Marion Martel, a resident at the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center; her brother, Albert “Skip” Martel and his wife, Georgiana, of Gore, VA as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends and neighbors.
Besides her father, Ernest, and husband, Donald, she was predeceased by her two brothers Rodney and Ernest Martel.
Her Committal Service will be held at a time to be announced, next spring, at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, 91, of Westview Meadows, died Friday, September 11, 2015 at her home in Hospice care.
She was born June 9, 1924 in Barre, Vermont. Her parents were Alice Davidson Livendale and Carl Harry Livendale. Arlene attended school in Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School there in 1942. During subsequent years, she worked in Boston, Mass. at John Hancock Insurance Company, at the University of Vermont in Burlington, and at National Life Insurance Company in Montpelier.
On May 16, 1947, Arlene married Neal Grant Templeton of Northfield Falls.
Initially, they made their home in Barre. They lived in Keene, N.H. from 1950 to 1955, when they moved their family to Brattleboro. Arlene and Neal still resided in Brattleboro when Neal passed away in 1997.
During the 48 years that Arlene lived in Brattleboro, she was a dedicated and active member of Centre Congregational Church. Arlene served in numerous volunteer activities including the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Red Cross Blood Bank, Holton Home for the Aged, and fund-raising projects for the Brattleboro community. She was also a member of the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, The Connecticut River Valley Covered Bridge Society, and the National Society of Covered Bridges.
In June 2003, Arlene moved to Montpelier to be closer to her grown daughters and son-in-law. She was a frequent attendee of the Bethany Congregational Church. She participated in the Thursday Brown Bag Book discussions. Arlene enjoyed playing bridge, reading, knitting, following the news, and spending time with family and friends. Over the course of a lifetime of knitting, she created sweaters, hats, scarves, and mittens for all of her family and the Brattleboro Reformer sponsored Christmas Mitten Tree. Some of her friends kiddingly speculate that Arlene still had a hundred hand-made sweaters at age 91!
Arlene is survived by two daughters: Susan Templeton and Nancy Lynn both of Montpelier; a son-in-law, William Lynn of Montpelier; four grandchildren, Megan Hosmer of Sacramento, Ca.; Joshua Hosmer of Washington state; Matthew Lynn of L.A., Ca., and Stephanie Lynn of Venice, Ca. She was predeceased by her husband in 1997.
Her life will be honored by a Funeral Service on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015 at 10 am in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre. Burial will follow in the Hope Cemetery in Barre City. There are no calling hours.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research,
P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, Texas, 75265-0309; or The Alzheimer’s Assn, Vermont, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, Vermont 05495.
, 69, formerly of Fair Haven and Groton, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin with her family at her bedside.
Born June 17, 1945 in Narbonne, France, she was the daughter of Eugene and Alice (Jaunca) Quintane. She graduated from Goddard College with a degree in Psychology in 1992. Marie had been a model for Wonder Bra and then became a pet store entrepreneur, having owned and operated Pet Paradise in Barre for a number of years.
She enjoyed shopping, especially on the Home Shopping Network.
Survivors include her daughters, Jeni Quintane of Groton and Sandrine Bomba-Mir of France; her son, Xavier Bomba-Mir of France; several grandchildren; as well as her dogs, Lola, Angie, and Benji. She was predeceased by her parents.
There are no services planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, PO Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687.
, 72, of Vermont Route 14 died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the home of her daughter, Jill, where she had recently moved. Her family was at her bedside.
Born August 17, 1943, in Waterbury, CT, she was the daughter of Harold and Rose (Croteau) Poulin and was a graduate of Windsor Locks, CT High School in 1961.
She was first married to Thomas A. Stroiney, making their home in Enfield, CT. They later divorced.
In 1983, she married Minor W. Thomas III, making their home in Aurora, IL. They are divorced.
While living in Enfield, CT she was employed as a Dispatcher for the Enfield Police Department.
Later she worked as a Municipal Dispatcher for the City of Aurora.
Judith enjoyed riverboat gambling, bingo playing, lap blanket crocheting gifts for nursing homes, line dancing, Senior Center volunteering in Aurora, IL and assisting immigrants in Income Tax preparation and had been a long-time member of the Women of the Moose, also in Aurora.
Survivors include her 2 daughters, Jill M. Stroiney, and her life partner Walter White, both of East Calais, and Sally Stroiney-Russell and her husband, William, of Weymouth, MA; six grandchildren Chardonnay, Grayson and Natalie Lavigne and Alec, Maya, and August Russell; her brother, James Poulin and his wife, Sue, of Casco, ME and their family as well as her beloved kitty, “Wendy”.
She was predeceased by her parents.
The service to honor Judith’s life will be celebrated Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre, VT.
Interment will follow in the Eaton Cemetery in Marshfield, VT.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mayo Health Care, 71 Richardson Street, Northfield, VT 05663 or the Central Vermont Humane Society, PO Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687.
died in her sleep on April 10 at the Rowan Court Nursing Home after a massive heart attack.
Born on May 17, 1931 in the family home at 57 Harvey Hill Road in Plainfield, she was the 10th of the 12 children of Robert L. and M. Edith (Shorey) Harvey.
Mary graduated from Plainfield High School where she was on the basketball team. Her ambition to “Climb Every Mountain” is expressed in her beloved “Sound of Music”. She became a virtuoso vocalist under the personal guidance of Mr. Marston York at Plainfield High School where she starred in their production of Iolanthe. Mary received a bachelor’s degree from Goddard College in Plainfield and subsequently received a non-traditional PhD in Education from Walden University’s Delaware branch. She received a traditional PhD in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida in Tampa. For years she evaluated the effectiveness of educational programs under the Florida Safe and Drug-Free School Program. Dr. Topping published several scientific papers and gave talks at major symposia on topics such as the “Imposter Phenomenon” in which successful people cannot take rightful credit for their valid achievements and fear that they will be found out as mere imposters. Her Imposter Phenomenon was expanded and introduced to an international audience in 1985 by her sister-in-law, Dr. Joan C. Harvey, in a widely acclaimed book (St. Martin’s Press) and lecture tour (including Joan Lunden’s “Good Morning America”).
She married Mr. John R. Topping on September 11, 1951 and when he was called to military duty in Germany Mary accompanied him and obtained a position with the military establishment there. Mary continued her interest in music by signing in the choir at Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. She was a life-long advocate for women’s rights; her favorite saying being “God is great; she knows what she is doing!” Mary and John later moved to Apollo Beach, Florida and then to Plant City, Florida.
Upon retirement, Mary and John returned to Plainfield where she fulfilled her dream of living in a log home with a view of the Marshfield Hills and Spruce Mountain. She led a campaign to repair the pipe organ in Plainfield’s Grace United Methodist Church that is the principal object of Reverend Arthur Wentworth Hewett’s book, “Steeples among the Hills” which is still in print.
She is survived by her grandchildren: Christopher, Charles, Jackie, Richard, Jennifer and Anna; also by 5 siblings, Barbara (Holland) Mayer, Florence Marsha, Dorothy Knowles, William Harvey, and Fred Harvey. Finally, she is survived by 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, most notably her principal caregivers, Diane and Patricia Holland.
Dr. Topping was predeceased by her husband, John Topping, and her sons, John and Richard Topping as well as 6 sisters, Priscilla Harvey, Ruth Kenyon, Irene Kelley, Alice Harvey, Frances Ackoury, and Marguerite Mariotti.
The public is invited to a memorial service at Mary’s gravesite in the Plainfield Center Cemetery on East Hill at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra, PO Box 425, Montpelier, VT 05601. Mary Topping will be sorely missed but her memory will live on in the minds and hearts of those of us who knew and loved her.
Barre Town – Floy Albra (Newton) Gibbs Virge
, 85, of Farwell Street, surrounded by her loving family and friends, left this world on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, from her home, to be with her beloved husband, Bernarr Sr., in heaven.
Born September 7, 1929, in Waitsfield, she was the daughter of Floyd and Mildred (Norway) Newton. She graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in 1950.
Floy worked at Sprague Electric, Whelan Drugs, J.J. Newberrys, the Wayside, the Galley and various other food establishments. After retirement she continued to volunteer at the Galley for several years.
In her free time she enjoyed going to BINGO, singing karaoke with Sherry’s Jubilee on Friday nights and spending time with family and friends.
“Mom” will be sadly missed by her children, Sharon Jacobs of Barre, Bernarr Gibbs Jr. and his wife Donna of Berlin, Crystal Breer of Orange, Jeff Virge and his wife Kathy also of Barre and Cecile Martin and her husband “Tiny”, who lived with Floy. She also leaves a stepson, Parris M. (Skip) Gibbs and his wife Phylis of Hamden, Conn., and a stepdaughter, Carol Jeanne Stange, of Maine.
Her grandchildren, Tracy and B.J. Sweet, Renita and Chris Marshall, Jeremy and Cheryl Jacobs, Desta and David Boswell, Seth Breer, Danelle Jenkins, Jeffrey Virge II and Kevin Virge will miss her hugs and yearly birthday cards. She is also survived by fifteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and one brother, Malcolm Newton. She will be missed by many extended family members who called her “Mom” or “Gram.”
Floy was predeceased by her parents, her brothers Clinton and Art Newton, sister Betsy Montano, her son Edward “Gibber” Gibbs, her grandson, Aaron Breer and her former husbands, Bernarr Gibbs Sr., George Bouley and James Virge.
Floy had been a 50 year member of the Ruth Chapter #33 Order Eastern Star, as well as a member of the Auxiliaries of Mackenzie-Webster Post 790 VFW, and the Barre, Post 10 the American Legion, and the Loyal Women of the Moose in Barre.
A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. Calling hours will be from 5 PM until the service begins. A graveside service will take place in June.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Central VT Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre VT 05641 or Central VT Council on Aging, Meals on Wheels Program, 59 N. Main St. Suite 200, Barre VT 05641.
Floy’s family would like to thank the Plainfield Health Center medical staff, University of VT Health Network, Central VT Medical Center ICU staff and 2 North nurses, Mary, Heather, William and Chrissy for the care they gave her during her short stay in the hospital. They would also like to extend a thank you to all who offered care, support, cards, food and flowers during her short illness.
, a resident of The Gardens, Williamstown, died Monday, September 14, 2015 at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin.
Betty was born on May 16, 1927 in Williamstown, Vermont, the daughter of William and Mabel (Lee) DeCoteau.
She spent most of her childhood in Northfield and Williamstown, graduating from Montpelier High School in 1946. She worked for many years at the New England Telephone Company in Burlington and then was later transferred to New Hampshire where she resided for 33 years. She enjoyed the company of her best friend and neighbor, Carol Desrochers for over 30 years.
She took great pleasure in reading, going bowling, watching football games, and supporting her favorite team, the Boston Red Sox. She loved a good game of cards with her family and also taking care of her beloved Chihuahua of 17 years, Cha-Cha. She cherished spending holidays and family gatherings at Joe’s Pond with her nieces and their families.
She is survived by her brother, Raymond DeCoteau, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, several nieces and nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Audrey Canales; and two brothers, Warren and Richard.
As per Betty’s wishes, there will be a private family memorial service at the Berlin Corners Cemetery.
, 10 weeks old, died after a courageous battle surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at Boston Children’s Hospital.
He was born December 29, 2014 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the son of Shawn Whitcomb and Meghan Lewia.
At Boston Children’s Hospital, Nathanial was known by his caregivers as a brave little boy who fought valiantly to overcome many complications.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother Gabriel Whitcomb of Berlin, along with his grandparents; Mason Whitcomb and Sharon Hersey, Sharon and James Estivill, Jeffery and Suzanne Lewia, and Lorie Lewia and Rejean Pion, his uncle Jeffery Lewia and two aunts; Michele Whitcomb and Michelle Lewia and several great aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of his life, along with a graveside service will be conducted in the spring, by his family.
Memorial donations to assist the family may be made to gofundme.com/Nathanielasa.
, 73, of Cedar Drive, passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in his home.
Born on October 21, 1941, in California, he was the son of Albert V. and Bertha A. (Mefford) White. Phil was a member of the 4 Sq Church; Calvary Temple. He attended Bidwell Elementary School and Red Bluff Union High School in California where he graduated. He worked as a self-employed contractor for many years.
Phil enjoyed traveling, painting, sketching, architecture, drafting, and building homes, furniture and computers. His favorite eats; eggs, grits, butter-beans and cheeseburgers. Favorite colors; red, white and blue.
Survivors include; his daughters, Doreen Hutchins and her husband Lonnie of Berlin; Esther Tripp and her husband Jeff of Lady Lake, Florida and Regina White of Little Rock, Arkansas; his sons, Phil White, Jr. and his wife Tracey of Cape Coral, Florida and Ashley Weis of Fresno, California; his brothers, Gerald “Bud” White of Red Bluff, California and Vernon White of Dolan Springs, Arizona; his 9 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters; Alma Tanem (White), Ruth Pitman (White), and Naomi Abolt (White); and his brothers, Paul White and David White.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:30 am on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at Cabbage Keys in the Pine Island Sound, Florida. (water taxi service required and available). Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the Warrior Canine Connection, 23222 Georgia Avenue, Brookeville, MD 20833.
, 89, formerly of Lincoln House where he was a resident since January 2005, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin.
He was born on March 29, 1925, in Grafton, Vermont, the first child of Harry and Beatrice (Small) Wilbur. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1948 with an AB degree in American Literature, obtained further education from the School of Education at Boston University, and received his AM degree in English from the University of Vermont in 1969.
He retired in 1994 after forty-six years of teaching, thirty of those at Spaulding High School in Barre. His other teaching experiences included six years at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina, and nine years at Danville High School, Danville, Vermont.
During his professional career, he was active in the Barre Education Association. Following his retirement, he became active in the Washington County Retired Teachers Association and the Vermont Retired Teachers Association. Other memberships included several historical societies and AARP.
His other interests were his children and grandchildren, service in the Barre Evangelical Free Church, the activity program at Lincoln House, the Civil War, and Red Sox baseball.
Survivors include three children: his sons, Timothy Wilbur of Orange, Daniel Wilbur of Barre, and his daughter, Rebecca Wilbur of East Corinth; his two grandsons, three nephews, and one niece. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, a sister, and a half-brother.
Frank was always grateful to the staff and administration at Lincoln House for the thoughtful, kind, good-natured care they provided him throughout the years he was privileged to live there.
At his request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. There will be a memorial service at the Barre Evangelical Free Church at a later date. Burial will be in the family lot in the Houghtonville Cemetery in Grafton, Vermont.
, 82, of U.S. Route 2, passed away quietly at his home on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 after a short illness from lung cancer with his family at his side.
He was born July 31, 1933 at Barre City Hospital in Barre, the son of George Henry Wilson, Jr., and Vera (Flanders) Wilson. His early years were spent in Orange and then Corinth after losing his mother at a very young age. He moved to Marshfield in 1948 to live on the family farm with his father and step-mother, Ethel R. Veselak. George graduated from Marshfield High School in June, 1951.
On August 27, 1951 he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he was stationed in the Finger Lakes Region of New York, Wichita Falls, Texas, Roswell, New Mexico and then transferred to Loring Air Force Base in Caribou, Maine. While in the service, George worked as an airplane mechanic.
George met his late wife, Evelyn Frances Doney of Northfield Falls, VT at a barn dance. They were married on June 2, 1956 and purchased a farm (known as Elmwood Lane) in Marshfield where they lived and raised their family. Evelyn died October 31, 2001 after 45 years of marriage. During his later years, George met Mary Welch who became his friend, companion and fiancée until the time of his death.
George was proud to be a Vermonter. He was a kind, loving, compassionate person who had a playful sense of humor and a very positive outlook on life. He took great pride in his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and provided great strength and wisdom for his family over the years. His family’s backyard pool was the site of many happy gatherings for his grandkids, family and friends. George was an animal lover and the kind of person who lit up whenever a baby entered the room. He was an avid Red Sox fan who, at one family gathering, came up missing, only to be found in his car listening to the Red Sox game. During football season, George was also an avid Patriots fan.
He was a skilled carpenter and builder who designed and built his family’s home in Marshfield and several others around the central Vermont area. He was a master cribbage player and played in a Marshfield cribbage league for some time. George was a hardworking Vermonter and took every opportunity he could to spread his message of good values and morals.
George is survived by his four sons, George Henry Wilson, IV and his wife, Pamela, of East Montpelier, Gary Stephen Wilson and his wife, Jill, of Marshfield, Gregory Scott Wilson of Marshfield, and Geoffrey Paul Wilson and his fiancée, Ann, of Plainfield. He leaves his sister, Susan Wilkie and husband, Duncan, of Montpelier; his sister-in-law, Ida Wilson, of Tampa, FL, his fiancée, Mary Welch of East Barre, and many in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
George leaves seven beloved grandchildren: George Henry Wilson V (“Joey”) and his wife, Shannon, of Cabot; Terry Wilson and his wife, Lorelee, of Westford; Joel Wilson of Plainfield and Rose, Eli, Ava, and Ruby Wilson of Marshfield. He also leaves four great grandchildren: Elizabeth and Clara of Cabot and Evelyn and Myra of Westford.
Besides his parents and step-mother, George is recently predeceased by his brother, Allan F. Wilson (November 13, 2015) in Tampa, FL. He is also predeceased by several aunts and uncles and cousins.
Family and friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre, on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
His funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church in Plainfield.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
, 67, of Brockway Hill Rd. passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015 at her home.
Born on December 22, 1948 in Montpelier, she was the daughter of the late Harry Mason and Christine Mae (Lanpher) Young.
Linda worked as a data entry supervisor for the Department of Motor Vehicle.
She enjoyed being with her dog, Butch and spending time with her family.
Linda is survived by her son, Jim Hepsley, Jr. and his wife Barbara of Williamstown; her granddaughters, Phyllicia and Samantha Hepsley of Williamstown; her brothers, Claud Young of Randolph, and Ally Young and his wife Natalie of NC; her sister, Tena Muzzy of E. Montpelier; her two nephews and her niece; her partner of many years, Richard Duperry and his daughters, Dawn Young and her husband Tarp, and Sondra Duperry-Brodeur and her husband Robert, and his grandchildren, Hailey and Ryan Young, and her beloved dog, Butch.
A funeral service to honor and celebrate Linda’s life will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre, followed by a luncheon at the American Legion in Barre.
, 91, a longtime resident of Perrin St., passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Maple Hill Assisted Living in Waterbury with her loving family at her side.
Born on December 14, 1923, at the family home in Barre, she was the youngest daughter of the late Robert and Mildred (Peer) Philip.
Millie attended Barre City Schools and was a graduate of Spaulding High School, class of 1941. While in high school and after graduation she worked at JCPenney in Barre. She also worked for a short period as a temporary secretary for the State of Vermont, working in the governor’s office.
She was married to George H. Wright on June 13, 1945. They had 65 wonderful years of marriage before his passing.
She was a member of the Eastern Star, Ruth Chapter 33 of Barre, being initiated on November 8, 1944. She was Worthy Matron 1953 – 1954.
Millie loved being a wife and mother. She was always active in her children’s schools, served as a Scout Den Mother and followed their sports and other activities.
She and George provided a loving home full of fun and laughter. They always welcomed friends, neighbors and the “kid’s” friends. Some of whom would still visit and have kept in touch over the years.
Millie and George’s kitchen table was a location of many happy times. Millie in the lovingly remembered “command seat”. There, many wonderful meals were shared with friends and family. Card games were played, Yahtzee, crossword puzzles, etc. They hosted many happy gatherings and this spot is where Millie welcomed and made friends of all.
She and George had a full social life as well with their close friends. They enjoyed Square Dancing, dancing and listening to the “Big Bands”, going out to eat and trips together.
She leaves behind; her sons, Robert and his wife Sandy of Barre, and Norman and his wife Diane of Tucson, AZ; her daughter, Dale and her husband Bill of Barre; her cherished grandchildren, James Morgan and his partner Kristen Deforge of Barre, Nathan Wright and his wife Lynsey of Gilbert, AZ; her granddaughter, Jennifer and her husband Tyler Bixler of Colchester; her great-grandson, Grayson Wright; her nephews, Philip Bryce and Robert Corson; and her niece, Margaret Corson.
She was predeceased by her husband, George; her sisters, Rita and her husband Robert Corson, and Velma and her husband George Bryce; and her nephew, David Corson.
Her beautiful smile, listening, kind words and overall caring will be greatly missed and long remembered.
The family wishes to thank the Maple Hill Assisted Living staff and residents for the wonderful and compassionate care, love and friendship shown to our Mom and Nana.
To honor her wishes, there will be no calling hours.
A graveside service for Millie will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 11:00 am at Hope Cemetery, Barre.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Millie may be made to the Maple Hill Assisted Living (activities fund);
26 Union St.; Waterbury, VT 05676 or to Central VT. Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
, 91, a longtime resident of Camp Street, passed to life eternal on December 30, 2015 at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington with his loving family at his bedside and nearby.
Born February 23, 1924 in West Rutland, he was the son of Teofile and Frances (Rytel) Zagroba. He was a graduate of St. Stanislaus Kostka Elementary School and of West Rutland High School in the class of 1942.
During World War II, John served in the United States Coast Guard and U.S. Navy as a Naval Aviation Cadet in the V-5 program.
He graduated from the University of Vermont in the Pre-Medical Program in 1949 and from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1953, and completed his internship and Urological residency at the former Mary Fletcher and Bishop DeGoesbriand Hospitals in Burlington.
From 1957 to 1987 he maintained his urology practice in the Central Vermont area, serving on the Medical Staffs of the Former Barre City Hospital, Heaton Hospital in Montpelier, Gifford Hospital in Randolph, Copley Hospital in Morrisville, Hardwick Hospital, Mayo Hospital in Northfield and the still current Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury and the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin.
Dr. Zagroba was one of the physicians who was instrumental in the planning of the Central Vermont Hospital and the merging of the Barre City Hospital and Heaton Hospital Medical Staffs.
On July 19, 1952 he married Mary J. Fryzell in West Rutland, and his greastest pleasure was to be at home with his devoted loving wife and five children. He enjoyed doing house and grounds maintenance and upkeep.
His memberships included, St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre, The former Marian High School School Board and he was a third degree member of the Bishop Brady Council #11, of the Knights of Columbus.
Professional memberships included the Washington County, The Vermont State and American Medical Societies, and the New England and American Urological Societies.
Besides his wife, Mary, he leaves two sons; John Zagroba, Jr. who resides at home, and Richard Zagroba and his wife Enriquetta, of New Rochelle, NY and three daughters; Dr. Katherine Zagroba and her husband Dr. Paul McManus of Bow, NH, Debra Zagroba, also residing at home and Dr. Marie Zagroba and her husband David Barker of Burlington, as well as 11 grandchildren, and 1 great grandson, and nieces and nephews including, Alexandra Buturla and Francis and Joseph Hryckiewitz.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Raymond Zagroba, and two sisters, Lucy Sklodowski and Eugene Osciolowski.
The Mass of Christian Burial to honor the life of Dr. Zagroba will be celebrated on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic Church in Barre.
There are no calling hours.
“In memoriam, a deed or a kind word to someone in need would be greatly appreciated”.
, 101, a long-time resident of Nelson Street, died early Wednesday morning, March 25, 2015 at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin. Her family had been at her bedside.
Born June 4, 1913 in Barre City, she was the daughter of Peter and Carrie (Frattini) Pedroli. She attended Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School in the class of 1931.
On June 27, 1934, she married Libero Zampieri in East Montpelier. Following their marriage they made their home in Barre City, moving to their present home on Nelson Street in 1942 with Libero’s death occurring on May 26, 2001. Josie made her home there for 72 years.
Following her high school graduation she worked for her uncle, Louis Frattini, Sr., at the former Frattini Insurance Agency for 3 years.
She enjoyed tole painting on antique tin ware, rug hooking, needlework, and crocheting, playing bridge and pitch, Italian cooking, playing golf and will be remembered for her beautiful handwriting.
Her memberships included the Hedding United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women where she had been an active communicant and member, the former Ruth Chapter #33 OES, Barre Women’s Club, Green Mountain Rug Hooking Craft Guild, the former Barre City Hospital Auxiliary and the Central Vermont Hospital Auxiliary and the Barre Country Club.
Survivors include her son, Robert Zampieri and his wife, Nancy, of Charlotte, North Carolina and daughters Roberta Blake and her husband, Paul, of Canton, Massachusetts, and Sandra Lunde and her husband, Henry, of Placida, Florida and Stowe, Vermont; grandchildren Paula Doucette and her husband, Dan; Susan Lazarus and John Blake and his wife, Kelly; Eric Lunde; Sonja Lunde and her husband, John Hill, and Kurt Lunde and his wife, Vincenza, and 6 great grandchildren Blake, Colin, Riley, Ethan, Gia, and Layla and her nephew, Michael Lastra, of Springfield, Pennsylvania.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Libero, and her sister, Leonilda Locke.
Josie’s life will be honored and celebrated on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. in her church, Hedding United Methodist, on Washington Street.
Interment will follow in the Hope Cemetery in Barre City. There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hedding United Methodist Church Memorial Program, 40 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641 or the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.
The Zampieri family gratefully thank the Home Care Giving Group, the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice Team and the nursing and service staff of Evergreen Unit at the Woodridge Nursing Home for the exemplary care given our mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.