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1999 Obituaries

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Bryan F. Barney, 8/25/2011
William P. Glad, 8/1/2014
Kenneth Ketchum, 11/19/2006
Wendall B. Kinney (Vermont College), 12/17/2014
Stefany Ann Marrero, 3/4/2007
Matthew E. Messina, 6/19/2003
Jose R. Perrault, 3/12/2011
Cheryl Chouinard Zorzi, 10/24/2004

Bryan F. Barney

Bryan F. Barney, age 34, of Ft. Covington, N.Y., died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 25, 2011, at his home.

Born May 25, 1977 in Massena, N.Y., he was the son of Fay and Brenda Bennett Barney of Ft. Covington, N.Y.

Bryan graduated from Salmon River Central School in 1995 and received a bachelor of science degree in geology, cum laude, from Norwich University in 1999. He then earned a masters degree in education, cum laude, from St. Lawrence University, in Canton, N.Y., in 2002.

Mr. Barney first started teaching at Crown Point, N.Y., where he taught secondary science. He later taught secondary science in Turin, N.Y.

An accomplished shooter and competitive athlete, Bryan won numerous awards at the scholastic, collegiate, and Junior Olympics levels. He competed in the Empire State Games and also represented New York State at the National Junior Olympics, where he placed 29th in the nation for target rifle. While at Norwich University, Bryan was team captain of the Rifle Team and a NCAA Academic All-American in 1998 and 1999.

Mr. Barney was a member of the B.P.O.E. in Lowville, N.Y., and an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed skiing, golfing, mountain biking, kayaking, and coaching sports.

A devoted son and loving brother, Bryan is survived by his parents, Fay and Brenda Barney of Ft. Covington; a sister, Melissa, and her husband, Eric Schaufler, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; one nephew, Jack Schaufler, of Chapel Hill; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as three great aunts. Bryan was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ft. Covington Fire and Rescue or to the Malone ASPCA.

Condolences may be made online at

William P. Glad

GLAD, WILLIAM P. 37, of Cumberland passed away in an accidental drowning in New Hampshire on Friday, August 1, 2014.

Born in Providence, he was the beloved son of Thomas and Connie (Bergeron) Glad. He was a life-long resident of Cumberland. Billy was a Cumberland High School, Class of 1995 graduate. He was a varsity captain of the Hockey and Football teams. Following high school, Bill graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Norwich University, Class of 1999 and was a member of the football team. He later attended Rhode Island College and Providence College where he earned his teaching certifications.

 Mr. Glad was a Secondary Education Teacher for the Providence School Department, for 12 years. He was currently working at Delsesto Middle School where he was a department chair, and he was coach of the city championship Basketball Team. He previously was an assistant football coach at Lasalle Academy for 10 years. Bill loved boating, fishing, but most of all loved the time spent with his family especially his nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he leaves his sister, Donna Barboza and her husband David of Cumberland, his brother Michael Glad and his wife Lori of Cumberland, and his sister, Laura Kutsaftis and her husband James of Middletown; his nieces and nephews, Dave, Olivia and Adam Barboza; Heather, Jasmine, Chrystal and Cameron Glad, all of Cumberland; as well as Trevor, Taylor, Talia and Tyra Kusaftis, all of Middletown. He also leaves four great-neices and great-nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, with a prayer service at 10 AM in the J. J. Duffy Funeral Home, 757 Mendon Road, Rt. 122, Cumberland. Burial will be private. Visiting Hours will be held Monday from 4-8 PM.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Happy Baskets, PO Box 7611, Cumberland, RI 02864.


Kenneth Ketchum

Kenneth Ketchum, Vermont College Class of 1999, 45, of Greenfield, Mass., passed away on November 19, 2006. Ken was born June 30, 1961, in Ramapo, NY, the son of Charlie and Peg Ketchum. He graduated from Brattleboro Union (VT) High School in 1979, in 1989 from Greenfield Community College and received his bachelors of arts degree from Norwich University, Vermont College, in 1999.

He was employed at Greenfield Community College for 16 years in the IT Department. He truly enjoyed teaching computer science as one of his duties. As a teenager, he was very active in the Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Life Scout. Ken was a founding member of the FADC. He was a General Class Amateur Radio Operator and belonged to the Franklin County Amateur Radio Club (FCARC). His hobbies included woodworking, electronics, computers and the Patriots. He loved his 1979 Suzuki motorcycle and enjoyed classic rock music. He was a purple belt in Tae Kwon Do, practicing at the Greenfield Tae Kwon Do Center with his son Luke. He was always there to give a helping hand for friends and family. Ken's biggest joy was to spend time with his boys, Eli and Luke. He loved watching them compete and perform their various activities.

He is survived by his parents, Charlie and Peg Ketchum; his wife of 23 years, Judi, whom he married on June 4, 1983; his sons, Eli 16, and Luke 14; his sister, Debbie Ketchum Underhill; and his niece and five nephews.

Wendall B. Kinney

BRUNSWICK – Maine humorist Wendall B. Kinney “became late,” as he jokingly liked to call it, on December 17, 2014 after a brief illness. He passed away at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick surrounded by the family he loved so well.

Wendall is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mona; his daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Dave “new sonny” Colburn of Leesburg, Virginia; and his son and daughter-in-law Neal and Denise “daughter #2” Kinney of Biddeford. Wendall is also survived by four grandchildren: Kaytlin Colburn of Houston, Texas; Jennifer Colburn of Leesburg, Virginia; Kevin Huot of Los Angeles, California; and Thomas Huot of Biddeford. Wendall is also survived by his siblings Donald Kinney of Cranston, Rhode Island; Philip Kinney of Bowdoin; Judy Ouellette of Mapleton; Dorothy McClay of Easton; Paulette Bell of Bridgewater; Linda Guiggey of Mars Hill; and Sherry Kinney of Easton, as well as many nieces and nephews. Wendall always said that family is the most important thing, and his large extended family will miss him dearly.

Wendall was born in Danforth, Maine on June 19, 1935 to Neal and Pauline Kinney. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Medical Corps in Korea in the mid-1950s. After a medical discharge from the Army, he worked as an x-ray technician at the Sisters of Charity Hospital in Waterville, which was where he met Mona. They were married on September 24, 1960 after he had accepted a job as chief x-ray technologist at the Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, Massachusetts. His service in Korea and the two years spent working in Massachusetts were the only times he lived outside of Maine. In 1962, Wendall accepted an apprenticeship at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, where he worked as a welder, non-destructive test inspector, foreman, and general foreman. He left the shipyard in 1981 to accept a position at the Supervisor of Shipbuilding in Bath, where he worked until 1988, when he was offered a promotion to the head of non-destructive testing back at Portsmouth. He retired from that position on June 30, 1990 to become a consultant in metal joining and testing, working with several companies with Navy contracts as well as private companies throughout New England. After he retired from civil service in 1990, Wendall decided to enroll in writing classes at the Vermont College of Norwich University, where he earned a liberal arts degree. His creative life bloomed, and he published a collection of short stories inspired by his mother and maternal grandmother in 2002. The book is called “Overhome and Other Kitchen Table Tales.” Earlier this year, he recorded a CD of stories from his youth in Dexter called “The Bull and I: Maine Humor with a Twist.” After the release of the CD, The Coastal Journal carried a lively profile of Wendall on August 21, 2014. Both the book and the CD can be ordered from Copies of “The Bull and I” can also be found in Bull Moose in Brunswick, Sarah’s Cafe and Ames True Value in Wiscasset, and the Bath Book Shop.

A memorial service for Wendall will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 21, at the Brackett Funeral Home on 29 Federal Street in Brunswick. Directly following the service, a reception will be held at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath.

Although the family appreciates flowers, they suggest that those who wish to do so make a donation instead to one of the following: Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick ( or the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (

Jose R. Perrault

Jose R. Perrault, 47, passed away on March 12, 2011 in Newport, Vt. He was born on Oct. 28, 1963 the son of Robert and Rose Ange (Lanctot) Perrault of Newport Center, Vt.

Jose graduated from North Country Union High School in 1982. In school he joined DECA, the School Board, and the Newport Ambulance Service, becoming the youngest EMT at that time. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy and served in Navy hospitals in Naples, Italy, and Charleston, SC.

He left the Navy in 1986 to work for his parents in the recycling business in the St. Johnsbury area. He then joined UPS as a driver, moving up to become an international account executive. In June 1999, he earned his bachelor of arts degree from Norwich University. He left UPS for a job as a federal agent in the Federal Motor Carrier Administration, where he worked until his passing. While employed, he worked a secondary position as the bar manager for American Legion Post No. 21 of Newport, in which he was very active. He also held membership in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aeries No. 4329. He enjoyed cruising, returning this past summer to Italy. Jose loved hanging out with his friends and family. He had a great sense of humor that put a smile on everyone's face. He will be sadly missed.

He leaves his parents, Robert and Rose Ange Perrault of Newport Center; his devoted partner of 20 years, Rick Besaw, of Newport Center; his brothers, Carl Perrault, and his wife, Sheryl, and Bruno Perrault, and his wife, Theresa, all of Newport Center; his sister, Manon Perrault, who was like his second mom and best friend, and her husband, Sonny Sloan, of Newport Center; Rick's family; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, and uncles, cousins and his many friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newport, Vt., where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated with military honors will follow at the church. A gathering and a luncheon will follow at the American Legion Post 21 of Newport, Vt.

Should friends desire, contributions in Jose's memory may be made to the American Legion Post 21, P.O. Box 304, Newport, VT 05855. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.


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