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Subject: [CAN-QC-OBITS] Burlington Free Press, Vermont - March 15 > 30
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2007 20:33:49 -0700


EILEEN M. PROULX ESSEX JUNCTION - Eileen M. Proulx, 91, of Pinecrest Drive,
died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, surrounded by her family at the home of her
daughter, Elaine Kirby. She was born in Rouses Point, N.Y., on March 5,
1909, the daughter of the late Silas and Jennie (Rochester) Cheeseman. She
was married to her first husband, Everett Ratta, the father of her three
children. She later married Frank Proulx, who predeceased her in 1966. Mrs.
Proulx owned and operated Proulx Market on Pinecrest Drive from 1963 to
1996. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and belonged to the
Vermont Grocers Association. She loved spending time with her family. She
enjoyed the family reunions, picnics, parties and traveling. She is survived
by her three children, Evelyn Casey of Burlington, Everett Ratta and his
wife, Marcia, of San Diego, Calif., and Elaine Kirby and her husband,
Howard, of Essex Junction; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 14
great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Peggy Cheeseman; numerous
nieces and nephews; and a special little buddy, Tyler Bean. She was also
predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, John and James Cheeseman, Ethel
Stowell Schaeffer and Marion Bushway. Funeral services will be held
Saturday, March 18, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. James Episcopal Church, 66
Lincoln St., Route 2A. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery at a later
date. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Visiting
Nurse Association, 1110 Prim Road., Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours
will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home,
Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest Drive.
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LEONEL ""LEE" PHILAS CYR LEBANON, N.H. - Leonel ""Lee" Philas Cyr, born Oct.
28, 1931, passed away March 17, 2000, after a long battle, surrounded by his
loving family and friends. Lee was born and grew up on a farm and worked
hard all his life. He will long be remembered for his laughter and wonderful
sense of humor. He loved to make people laugh and feel good. His sense of
humor was with him until the very last day. Lee was most recently president
of the Resident Council for several years at his community care facility at
Lebanon Center Genesis Elder Care, where he so enriched everyone's life.
There will be a void there without him. It is often said that a person's
wealth is measured by his friends - Lee was a king! His greatest
accomplishments, however, were his seven children, Debbie Kittell, Lisa
Lumbra, Tim Cyr, Maria Ritchie, Lynn Cyr, Pam Cyr and Susanne McEwen.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the
Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Interment will follow, with
full military honors, in the family lot in St. Mary's Cemetery. Friends may
call at the Kidder Memorial Home on Tuesday, March 21, 2000, from 11 a.m.
until the hour of the funeral. For those who wish to make contributions,
please send donations to Resident Council Fund, c/o Linda Dion, Lebanon
Center Genesis Elder Care, R.D. 1, Box 131K, Lebanon, N.H. 03766
*
AUDREY MARIE LUCIA WINOOSKI - Audrey Marie Lucia, 68, of Winooski died
peacefully at her home Friday, March 17, 2000. She was born in Winooski on
Dec. 14, 1931, the daughter of the late Eugene and Anna (Savoy) Greenough.
She was a graduate of Burlington High School and Goddard College. She was
married in Burlington on March 7, 1959, to Joseph E. Lucia. Audrey was
employed in the area for many years, at Abraham's, in the photography
department; with the Head Start Program in Winooski; the Vermont Sweater
Company; the Granite State Marketing Company, in the research department;
and with the Burlington Free Press as a carrier for more than 20 years.
Audrey is survived by her husband of 41 years, Joseph E. Lucia I of
Winooski; five children, Ann Marie Edson and her husband, Thomas, of
Winooski and Florida, Katherine Marie Lucia of Orlando, Fla., Dennis Lucia
of Winooski, Joseph E. Lucia II and his wife, Barbra, of Burlington, Glenn
Lucia and his wife, Melissa, of St. Albans; five grandchildren, Amy, David,
Scott, Thomas Jr. and Robert; three great-grandchildren; one uncle, Lawrence
Savoy of Burlington; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a
brother, Richard Greenough. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 21,
2000, at noon with the Rev. Gerald Bombardier to officiate in the LaVigne
Funeral Home in Winooski. Interment will be in Fort Allen Cemetery in
Colchester in the spring. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and
Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main
St., Winooski.
*
JOHN L. QUINTIN ESSEX CENTER - John L. Quintin, 49, died peacefully in the
loving arms of his family and friends Friday, March 17, 2000, in the Vermont
Respite House in Williston following a short illness. He was born in
Colchester on June 13, 1950, the son of the late Ovila and Juliette
(Herbert) Quintin. He attended Rice Memorial High School and then enlisted
in the U.S. Marines, where he served in Vietnam for four years as a radio
operator. He was married March 3, 1973, to Linda (Laramee). Before his
illness,he was employed at IBM. John had many hobbies and interests such as
hunting, fishing, cooking, mud bogging, music and playing guitar with his
friends and family, and watching sports, especially his favorite football
team, the New England Patriots. John was also a very hard worker who took
great pride in anything that he did. He was a very loving husband, father
and friend, and he had a heart of gold. He is survived by two daughters,
Angela Quintin of Colchester, and Shannon Quintin of Essex Center; lifelong
friend Linda Laramee of Colchester; two brothers, Philip and Albert Quintin
of Essex Center; four sisters, Alice Parrow of Burlington, Del and her
husband, Bud LaCasse, of Arkansas, Cora and Bill Martin of Essex, and
Roselie and her husband, Lauren Paquette, of Massachusetts; two
sisters-in-law, Alida and Ruth Quintin, both of Colchester; and several
nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. He was predeceased by
two brothers, Ernest and Paul Quintin; one sister, Laura (Quintin) Fleming
and her son, Paul; and one sister-in-law, Theresa Quintin and her son,
Michael. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 21,
2000, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Richmond.
Interment will be in the spring in Maplewood Cemetery in Huntington. In lieu
of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602, or to the
American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 12 Hurricane Lane, P.O.
Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495. Visiting hours will be Monday, March 20,
2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home Inc. 132 Main
St., Winooski.
*
GEORGE R. SORRELL GRANDE ISLE - George R. Sorrell, 58, passed away Friday,
March 17, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care after a 30-year battle with
heart disease. He was born Aug. 9, 1941, in Burlington, the son of George L.
and Gladys (Rock) Sorrell. He had been employed at IBM for 20 years and
later worked a A & B Beverage in Grande Isle for several years. He was very
active with the Grande Isle Fire Department, having been chief for more than
10 years, and had held most of the other offices. He had been a parishioner
of St. Joseph Church in Grande Isle for most of his life. George was an avid
outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. When his ailment kept him from
going any longer, he took up his video camera and captured many beautiful
nature scenes, a new-found hobby which gave him much joy. He leaves his wife
of 40 years, Cynthia (Bruce) Sorrell of Grande Isle; four children and their
spouses: Robin and Minj Sorrell of South Hero, Scott and Jennifer Sorrell of
Essex Junction, Wendy Sorrell of Hinesburg, and Julie and Chad Poland of
Willliston; three much-loved grandsons, Dylan and Brian Sorrell and Deagan
Poland; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jean and Jack Perry of Grande
Isle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Monday, March 20, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph Church
in Grande Isle. Spring interment will be in Grande Isle Cemetery. Visiting
hours are Sunday in the church hall from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Those
who wish may send memorial contributions to either the Grande Isle Fire
Dept. or Grande Isle Rescue. Arrangements are in the care of Elmwood-Meunier
Funeral Home, Burlington.
*
GEORGE ""THE MOUNTAIN MAN" BESSETTE SR GRANDE ISLE - George ""The Mountain
Man" Bessette Sr., 80, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, March 18, 2000, in
Fanny Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born Feb. 22, 1920, in
Colchester, the son of Joseph and Mary (Peturia) Bessette. George was a
retired farmer and had also retired from the Essex Junction School District.
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially just
being in the mountains of Vermont breathing the fresh, crisp air. He enjoyed
playing the bones and the harmonica, gardening, and making moonshine. He
leaves his wife, Theresa; his son George ""Butch" Bessette Jr. and his wife,
Maureen; his daugher Susan Wright; his sisters, Helen Lavee, Betty Bessette
and Florence Wolcott; his brothers, Joseph Jr., Edward, Robert and Raymond;
grandchildren, Rebecca Lynne Bessette, Angel Mulliss, and Debbie, Donna,
David and Dianne Lang; and many nieces and nephews; as well as many close
friends. He was predeceased by two brothers; Victor and John Bessette; and
two sisters, Hazel Bessette and Isabelle Griffiths. Visiting hours are
Wednesday in the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall in South Hero from 9 a.m. to
11 a.m. A funeral Mass will follow in the church at 11 a.m. Those wishing
may send memorial contributions to the Grande Isle Rescue Squad.
Arrangements are by the Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Home, Burlington.
*
LAWRENCE E. GEVRY ADDISON - Lawrence E. Gevry, 85, died peacefully Saturday,
March 18, 2000, at his home. He was born Nov. 28, 1914, in Actonvale,
Quebec, the son of Valmore and Angela (LaFontaine) Gevry. His family moved
from Canada when Lawrence was 14 years old. He attended schools in Addison
and Vergennes. He was a longtime dairy farmer in Addison until he retired in
1996. Lawrence is survived by his wife of 61 years, Cecile (Laframboise)
Gevry; a daughter, Joyce and Joe Tarte of Addison; five sons, Roger and
Joanne, David, and Rheal and Gail, all of Addison, Leo of Bridport, and
Bernard and Jennie of North Ferrisburg; 17 grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; four brothers, Gerard, Louis,
Paul, and Robert; nine sisters, Colombe Cousineau, Bridget Cousino, Yvette
Field, Alice Cousino, Aline Kirk, Claire Aube, Susan Gamache, Joanne Dusten,
and Cecile Young; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a
brother, Roland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in
St. Peter Church in Vergennes. Interment will be in St. Peter Cemetery in
Vergennes. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes on
Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Addison Fire Dept.,
Addison, Vt. 05491; Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, Vt.
05491; Addison County Home Health Care Agency, Route 7, Middlebury, Vt.
05753; or a charity of one's choice.
CORRECTION ADDISON - GEVRY, Lawrence E. - A sister, Suzanne Gamache. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Peter
Catholic Church in Vergennes. Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes will be
in charge of arrangements
*
BRENDAN GILBERT PARADIS ISLAND POND - Mr. Brendan Gilbert Paradis, 78, of
Paradis Mountain Road in Island Pond died peacefully after a long illness,
with his family at his side, March 18, 2000, at his home. He was born July
30, 1921, in Island Pond, a son of Herve and Alice (White) Paradis. Mr.
Paradis graduated from St. Mary's Convent in Island Pond and later served a
short tour in the U.S. Navy. In June 1945, he married the former Ruby Ovitt,
who predeceased him in 1980; and Jan. 6, 1991, he married Alice Mary
Laitres, who survives him. Brendan was a conductor engineer for the Canadian
National Railroad for 41 years. He was a member of the United Train Workers
Union. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, water skiing in his younger years,
walking in the woods and, most of all, the railroad. He is survived by his
wife, Alice Paradis of Island Pond; his children, Brenda Farrington and her
husband, Carl, of Hinesburg, Gilbert Paradis and his friend, Gail, of
Lyndonville, Michael Paradis and his wife, Gloria, of Newport, and Jacinta
Jones and her husband, Bill, of Derby Line; his stepchildren, Mary Anne
Field of Maryland, Barbara Jean Worth of Williston, Catherine Irvine of
Cropwell, Ala., Susan Perron of Wells, Maine, and Stanley James Field of
Jeffersonville; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also
survived by a brother, Edmond Paradis of Columbia, S.C.; and a sister,
Dorann Goulet of Hartford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews. He was
predeceased by a brother, Kenneth Paradis; and a sister, Geraldine Heath. A
graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Should
friends desire, contributions in Brendan's memory may be made to the
Orleans-Essex VNA and Hospice Inc., 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vt. 05855.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes Inc.,
locally family-owned and operated.
*
FRED JOHN BESSETTE - ESSEX CENTER - Fred John Bessette, 64, left to be with
our Savior, March 19, 2000, following a long illness. He was born in
Burlington, on Oct. 6, 1935, the son of the late George and Celesta
Bessette. He served in the Vermont Army National Guard from 1951 until 1970,
where he earned numerous citations. He worked for South Burlington Fire
Department for 23 years (Captain), Essex Junction Fire Department (volunteer
for ten years), Essex Fire Department (volunteer for ten years, Assistant
Chief) Fred joined the Knights of Columbus in 1961, and was a 3rd and 4th
Degree member. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family. Fred is
survived by his wife, Beverly and their children and grandchildren, Michael
and Tracie Bessette and their son David of Essex Center; Brenda and Ray
Astillero and their children Martina and Ramon of Jericho; Fred Jr. and
Lucie Bessette and their children Justin, Hillary and Victoria of Westford;
Sylvia and Bob Toscanno of Toms River, N.J., Joanne and Mac Peters and their
daughter Danielle of Burlington, Joseph and Tricia Bessette and their
children Megan and Macie Jo of South Hero; and great-granddaughter, Tiana
Valyou of Jericho. He was predeceased by an infant son, Jeffery Bessette.
The family would like to express special thanks to: Dr. Peter Gunther, Dr.
Paul Unger and staff, Dr. Glenn Boulder, Dr. Peter Swift, Hospice of the
Champlain Valley Nurses: Julia Hardiff, Jean Lumbra and Linda McMeekin A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at
11 a.m. in the St. Pius The Tenth Catholic Church in Essex Center. Interment
will be later in the spring in the Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in Colchester.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the
Champlain Valley, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446. Visiting hours will
be on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main
Street, Winooski, Vt.
*
ARNOLD P. PAROT HYDE PARK - Arnold P. Parot, 88, a lifelong resident of Hyde
Park passed away Sunday evening, March 19, 2000, in Genesis Eldercare in
Morrisville. He was born March 10, 1912, in Colchester, the son of the late
Fred and May Lillian (LaMott) Parot. As a young man, he hauled gravel for
the town of Hyde Park and also drove his own milk route until the late
1940s. It was in 1945 that his extra hard work would earn his his lifelong
dream of purchasing and owing his own farm. He also married the former Effie
Lila Jones on July 14, 1945. He owned and operated his dairy farm in Hyde
Park for many years and always stayed located within walking distance of his
parents farm where he was first introduced the the farming life he loved so
much. He was predeceased by his wife, Effie, in August of 1979. He is
survived by, a son, John Parot and his wife, Jeanette, of Morrisville; three
sisters, Sylvia Nolan and her husband, Donald, of Underhill, Grace LaBelle
of North Hyde Park, Arlene Allen and Reginald Tatro of Waterville; one
granddaughter, Effie Mary Parot of Morrisville; many nieces and nephews; and
a very special loving and caring friend and companion, Irene Culver of Hyde
Park. Visiting hours will be held at the White-Fiess Funeral Home on
Wednesday evening, March 22, 2000, from 7-9. A funeral service will be held
at the funeral home on Thursday, March 23, 2000, at 10 a.m. with the Rev.
Michael Caldwell officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Jedediah
Hyde Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may
be made in Arnold's memory to The Vermont Alzheimer's Association, 338 River
Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Arrangements are by the White-Fiess Funeral
Home, Brooklyn Street, Fairfax.
*
ROSE R. POISSANT ALBURG - Mrs. Rose R. Poissant, 92, a resident of this
community for most of her lifetime died Sunday, March 19, 2000, in the
Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. Rose was born in Embrum, Ontario,
Canada, Nov.16, 1907, the daughter of the late Philias and Amanda (Clavelle)
Rochon. On Oct. 29, 1928, she married J. Dolphis Poissant who predeceased
her, Sept. 27, 1988. Rose was active in her community as a longtime member
of Saint Amadeus Parish and an honorary member of the Saint Amadeus Council
of Catholic Women. She also belonged to the Island in The Sun Senior
Citizens Inc., and was a Friend of the Alburg Library. She was an avid
reader, enjoyed playing Bingo as well as many happy hours playing cards with
her friends at Pine Manor. She will always be remembered for her delicious
apple pies. Rose was an inspiration to all her family with her positive and
optimistic outlook on life. Rose's family extends to five generations. Her
survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lorraine and Calvin Mumley of
Alburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard and Betty Poissant of Alburg
and Paul and Ann Poissant of Easton, Md.; two sisters, Alice Brow of Alburg
and Florence Metivier of Burlington; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Leo
and Gladys Poissant of Burlington; eleven grandchildren; twelve
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren along with many
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Roland and Ralph
Rochon; and two sisters, Lucy Brow and Yvonne Faubert; and a great-grandson,
Eric Tatro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, March
23, 2000, at 11 a.m. from Saint Amadeus Church. The celebrant will be the
pastor Father Maurice U. Boucher SSE. Interment will follow in the family
lot in Saint Amadeus Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home,
89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Wednesday evening, March 22, 2000, from 7 to 9
p.m. Gifts in Rose's memory may be made to the Alburg Volunteer Fire
Department and Rescue Squad, in care of Terry Tatro, Alburg, 05440, or to
the Alburg Public Library, in care of Marybelle Singer, Alburg, 05440
*
ADRIENNE M. HAMELIN TUCSON, Ariz./BURLINGTON, Vt. - Adrienne M. Hamelin, 88,
of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Burlington, Vt., passed away on March 20,
2000, after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband Mitchell; two
brothers; three sisters of Sudbury, Ontario, one sister, Evanceline LeBrun
of Burlington, Vt.; and one grandson-in-law, David Blair. She is survived by
her sons, Allen, and Gerald and wife Linda of Tucson; three granddaughters,
Victoria (Paul) Clancy of Las Vegas, Nev., Allison (Jeff) Muzzy and Stacy
Blair of Tucson; four great-grandsons, Ryan Clancy, Joshua, Bradley and
Tyler Muzzy; and several stepgrandchildren; and step great-grandchildren;
one brother; and three sisters; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial
service and inturnment will be held in Burlington, Vt., this summer.
*
ALTON E. LONGE MONTGOMERY CENTER - Alton E. Longe, 73, died Monday, March
20, 2000. He was born Sept. 10, 1926, the son of the late Ernest and Estella
(Hoague) Longe. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 in St.
Isidore's Catholic Church in Montgomery Center. Interment will follow in St.
Mary's Cemetery in Swanton. Friends may call at the Spears Funeral Home on
Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg, Tuesday evening from 6 to 9.
*
MARY-ANNE L. BEAUREGARD ESSEX CENTER - Mary-Anne Beauregard, 30, of Essex
Center died due to complications from heart surgery Friday, March 24, 2000,
surrounded by her family. She was born in Newport on June 17, 1969, the
daughter of Robert and Helen (Fontaine) Beauregard. She was a graduate of
Essex Junction High School. She was a volunteer with Champlain Vocational
Services, working at many local businesses including the Fanny Allen Thrift
Store and the American Diabetes Association. She was a member of the
Performing Arts at St. Michael's College, the Racquet's Edge, and St. Pius X
Church and participated for many years in Special Olympics. She especially
enjoyed motorcycle riding with her father, traveling 125,000 miles
throughout North America and Mexico with him. She loved listening to music,
dancing and spending time at the family camps. There were no strangers to
Mary-Anne, only friends she had yet to meet. Mary-Anne's spirit, love and
zest for life are forever engraved in our hearts. She is survived by her
parents, Robert and Helen Beauregard of Essex Center; four brothers, Carl
and Linda Beauregard and their children, Christy, Scott, Amy, Ashley and
Tyler, of Essex Junction; Michael and Diane Beauregard and their children,
Tanya, Mark, Lisa, Andrew, and Matthew, of Concord, N.H.; John and Debbie
Beauregard and their children, Justin and Danielle, of Falmouth, Maine; and
Peter and Veronica Beauregard and their children, Chelsea and Eric, of
Williston. Mary-Anne's nieces and nephews always held a special place in her
heart. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at 11 a.m. in
St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Park
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary-Anne's
memory to Champlain Vocational Services, Fort Ethan Allen, Colchester, Vt.
05446. Visiting hours will be held Monday, March 27, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel, 68 Pinecrest
Drive, Essex Junction.
*
LAWRENCE ""SONNY" DUCHARME BURLINGTON - Lawrence H. Ducharme, 72, of
Sanford, Maine, formerly of Burlington, lost a valiant battle with life
Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford,
Maine. Sonny was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Middlebury, the son of Henry and
Sylvia (Miller) Ducharme. He married Flora Rita Willette on Sept. 7, 1947;
she predeceased him in 1979. He was a retired barber. Sonny leaves his 16
children and their spouses, Larry and Bea Ducharme of Jericho, Sylvia and
Robert Russin of Underhill, Antonio ""John" Ducharme of Swanton, Leonard and
Denise Ducharme of Burlington, Mary and Robert Sanville of Lyndonville,
Donna Webb of Cambridge, David Ducharme of Burlington, Kendell and Sharon
Ducharme of Bristol, Wendell Ducharme of Cambridge, Emma Ducharme of
Richmond, Arthur Ducharme of Burlington, Louie Ducharme of Cambridge, Danny
Ducharme of Cambridge, Francis Ducharme of Milton, Star Ducharme of
Springvale, Maine, and Susan Ducharme of Sanford, Maine. He also leaves his
sisters, Lillian Baker of Burlington, Marion Bennett of Glens Falls, N.Y.,
Dorothy Blanchard of Malletts Bay, and Mae Willette of Burlington; his
brothers, Louis Ducharme of Burlington, and Charles and his wife, Elsie
Ducharme, of Colchester; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March
28, 2000, at 11 a.m. in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel, 97 Elwood Ave.
Interment will be later this spring in Fort Ethan Allen Cemetery in
Colchester. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to
9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent in care of the
funeral home office to be used as the family wishes.
*
YVONNE BEAUDRY BOURASSA LaPLANT BURLINGTON - Yvonne Beaudry Bourassa
LaPlant, 87, died Saturday, March 25, 2000, in Fletcher Allen Health Care
following a heart attack. She was born July 28, 1912, in Valleyfield,
Quebec, the daughter of Odilon Beaudry and Melanie LeClerc Beaudry. She
married Frederick Bourassa in 1934. He predeceased her in 1956. She married
Edward LaPlant in 1960. He predeceased her in 1985. She is survived by three
children, Rodney Bourassa and his wife, Carlice, of Dallas, Texas, Theresa
and her husband, Donald Mallette, of Burlngton, and Sylvia Rouille of South
Burlington; 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchlidren; four sisters,
Florence LeBlanc and Toni McGowan of South Burlington, Gabrielle DeCecco of
New York, and Jane and her husband, Sal Almeida, of Connecticut; one
brother, Paul Beaudry and his wife, Pauline, of Colchester. She was
predeceased by two sisters, Anina Quavillon and Janet Burns; and two
brothers, Zephyr and George Beaudry. There will be no visiting hours. The
funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. Mark's Roman Catholic Church
with burial to follow in New Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations in her name may be made to the Vermont Heart Association, 12
Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. Arrangements are by Ready Funeral Home
North Chapel, Burlington.
*
SHIRLEY M. BARCOMB WINOOSKI - Shirley M. Barcomb, 67, a longtime resident of
the Winooski area, died on Sunday, March 26, 2000, in the Fletcher Allen
Health Care in Burlington after a long illness. She was born in Winooski on
July 18, 1932, daughter of the late Wilfred and Viola (Gaudette) Companion.
She was married in Colchester on August 8, 1951, to Ernest Barcomb, who
predeceased her on March 18, 1990. She was an avid Bingo player. Shirley is
survived by her children, Donna Bell, Linda Bevins, Ernest Barcomb Jr.,
Pauline Charbonneau, William Barcomb, Bryan Barcomb and Shannon Tomasovich;
16 grandchildren; two sons-in-law, Donald Bevins and Michael Charbonneau;
four sisters, Lorraine Olson, Doris Parent, Constance Benway, Arlene
Richardson; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two
sisters, Alice Schneider and Mildred Stewart; and by a brother, Joseph
Companion. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, March 29, 2000, at 1 p.m.
in the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main Street, Winooski, Vt. Visiting hours
will be in the funeral home on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
*
MARGARET C. McFARLAND ENOSBURG FALLS - Margaret C. McFarland, 88, died
Monday morning, March 27, 2000, surrounded by her family in Our Lady of the
Meadows in Richford. She was born April 4, 1911, in Sutton, the daughter of
the late Arthur and Mable (Valley) Bushaw. She was a resident of Enosburg
Falls since 1944 and a former resident of West Burke. She was employed at
the U.S. Bobbin Mill in Willoughby, Enosburg Bobbin Mill, Thermal Wire Co.
in North Hero. In 1962, Margaret and her husband opened McFarland's Grocery
Store in Enosburg Falls and retired in 1968. She was a member of St. John
the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls. She is survived by two sons
and their wives, Hugh and Marion McFarland of Derby, Conn., and Arthur and
Connie McFarland of Enosburg Falls; two daughters and their husbands,
Hughlene and Paul Plouff of Sheldon and Pauline and Robert Beede of Meza,
Ariz.; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, J.
McFarland, April 12, 1995; and two brothers, Ora and Perley Bushaw. Funeral
services will be held Thursday morning at 11 a.m. in the Spears Funeral Home
on Dickinson Avenue in Enosburg Falls with the Rev. Gerard Leclerc
officiating. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral
Home in Enosburg Falls. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may
be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St.
Albans, Vt. 05478
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HERBERT J. TRUDEAU RICHMOND - Mr. Herbert J. Trudeau, 78, died Tuesday,
March 28, 2000, at Copley Hospital in Morrisville following an extended
illness. He was born in Alburg on Jan. 29, 1922, the son of the late Herbert
and Dorothy (Cameron) Trudeau. Herbert was an Army veteran of World War II,
a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Winooski, and former member
of the American Legion in Enosburg. Survivors include a niece and her
husband, Bonnie and Norman Robitaille of Richford, who were Herbert's
caregivers for over fifteen years; and other nieces and nephews; Roger
Garvey of Milton, Harold Dunakin, Monica Mason, Martha Farrar, and Alton
Dunakin, all of Richford, and Walter Dunakin of Bangor, Maine. A memorial
service will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at 2 p.m. in the Heald
Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Alburg Center Cemetary. Arrangements
are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans.
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THERESA A. GROSS EAST RICHFORD - Theresa A. Gross, 68, died Wednesday, March
29, 2000, in the Burlington Health and Rehabilitation Center following a
long illness. She was born May 15, 1931, in St. Albans, the daughter of the
late Arcade and Irene (Lasnier) Hemond. She was a resident of Richford most
of her life and a member of All Saints Catholic Church. She was also a
member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit Post No. 12 of Richford. During
the past two years, Theresa was a resident at Burlington Health &
Rehabilitation Center, where she was involved in many of their activities.
She is survived by three sons, Walter Gross and his wife, Vickie , of
Albuquerque, N.M., and Michael Gross and his wife, Katrina, of Enosburg
Falls, and Robert Gross and his friend, Marsha Fregeau of Franklin; two
daughters and their husbands, Diane and Kevin Deuso of Essex Junction, and
Debra and Ronnie Howard of Boron, Calif.; one brother, Oscar Hemond of
Sierra Vista, Ariz.; three sisters, Doris Morse and her husband, Howard, of
St. Albans, Melina Perry of Mesa, Ariz., and Blanche Gaboriault and her
husband, Armand, of Franklin; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter
Gross; a granddaughter, Tina Barbour; and a brother, Louis Hemond. Funeral
services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in All Saints Catholic Church with
the Rev. Frank Eksterowicz celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial.
Interment will be later this spring in All Saints Cemetery. Visiting hours
will be held Monday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Spears Funeral Home, 40 Main
St., Richford. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made
to Hope Lodge, 183 East Ave., Burlington, Vt. 05401.
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CLARA (BENOIT) CHAMBERLAIN MARIO BURLINGTON - Clara Mario, 82, of Burlington
died March 29, 2000, in VerDelle Village in St. Albans. She was born in
Three Rivers, Ontario, on May 17, 1917, the daughter of the late Felix and
Armalene (Charlebois) Benoit. She was married to Angelo Mario Jr., who
predeceased her Feb. 19, 1998. She worked for more than 25 years for GE with
maintenance in the manufacturing department. She is survived by a daughter
and her spouse, Joyce and Fred Delphia; three sons and their spouses, Ernest
and Peggy Chamberlain, John and Mary Ann Chamberlain, Peter and Jean
Chamberlain; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one
great-great-grandchild; special friend Pam Carruth; three brothers, Arthur
and Loretta Benoit, Rene and Mettie Benoit, and Gerry and Evelyn Benoit;
sisters-in-law Carrie Nigro, and Ann and Betty Mario; and a brother-in-law,
James Parenti. She was predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters. The family
wishes to extend our ""heartfelt thanks" to Joann, Pat and the ""West Wing"
staff at VerDelle Village. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Monday, April 3, 2000, at 10 a.m. in Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church in
Colchester. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery., In lieu of
flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Enosburg Ambulance
Service, 83 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450. Visiting hours
will be held Sunday, April 2, 2000, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Ready Funeral
Home South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington.
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JEFF ""UNCLE JACK" EDGAR FLEURY ISLE LA MOTTE - Jeff ""Jack" Fleury, 72,
passed away Thursday, March 30, 2000, in Northwestern Medical Center in St.
Albans after a long illness. Jeff was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Isle La Motte,
the son of the late Jeff and Helen (Deo) Fleury. He was married to the
former Laura Lockerby, who predeceased him in 1989. Jeff was a veteran of
the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the American
Legion, Creller-Landon Post 60 in Alburg. He spent many years associated
with the Vermont Marble Company, working throughout Vermont. In his later
years, he operated the family farm in Isle La Motte. Jeff will be remembered
for his quiet strength, his humor and his tractor rides in Isle La Motte. He
also loved to garden and enjoyed giving away vegetables to his family,
neighbors and friends. He is survived by two sons, John and his wife, Debbie
Fleury, and Jeff and his wife, Claudette Fleury; his grandchildren, Rebecca
Fleury, Megan Fleury, Jenifer Fleury, and twins Laura and Jeff Fleury; and
his great-granddaughter, Chelse, all of Enosburg. He also leaves his sister
and devoted caregiver of nine years, Edna Bradley and her husband, Patrick
and their daughter, Lesa and her fiance, Carey Lockerby; and nieces Amanda,
Anna and Ashley of Isle La Motte. Also surviving is his sister, Helen
(Fleury) Stakes of Abbeville, La.; two brothers,George and his wife, Anne
Fleury, of Isle La Motte, and Alan and his wife, Patricia Fleury, of Dayton,
Ohio; and several dear nieces, nephews, friends and caretakers from the
Visiting Nurse Association. Jeff was predeceased by sisters Mary (Fleury)
Kesek and Jane (Fleury) Ashline. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated Monday, April 3, 2000, at 11 a.m. in St. Joseph's Mission, Main
Street, Isle La Motte, with interment following in the Fleury family lot in
St. Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89
Grand Ave., Swanton, today, April 2, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts
in Jeff's memory may be made to Alburg Fire and Rescue, c/o Terry Tatro,
Alburg, Vt. 05440
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