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Darrel S. Ames
Maryan G. Atwood
Marion Alice Pratt Ayers
John "Jack" T. Bailey
Mildred J. Bakey
John P. Baldasaro
Timothy J. Baldasaro
Patricia D. (Nee Loose) Banaszak
Grace V. Beaudoin
Lorraine Frattini Beck
Patricia Bertrand (nee Flannery)
Martha Marty Merselis Brownell
Robert Albert "Hitchcock Burnham
Mary E. Campano
Joyce T. Carr
Maurice F. Casey, Jr.
Eugene M. Celelli
Dorothy Lingard Chilson
Lucy Stockwell Whitney Clark
Edward "Ed" B. Close
Dorothy L. Coates
Doris A. Colegrove
Diane G. Confessore
Betsy C. Conrad
Quayle H. Cornell
Beatrice W. Crittendon
Mary C. Daley W'46
June H. Davidson
Sandra Nicholson David
Sally Wilcox Donaghy
Michael P. Dorn
Joseph "Noel" Doyle
Merilyn D. Eaton
Herman "Ike" Eichorn
Albert J. Finethy
Fr. Richard Futie
Eve Graham Galloway
Loretta M. Gagne
Thomas Gardiner, Sr.
Winifred Egan Golden
Shirley M. Grieve
Joan T. Guptill
Louise Davis Halsted
Patricia E. Hammell
Mary L. Harford (nee Derby)
Edward T. Harrity
Sue Gaddy Hathorn
Jane (Murray) Heaps
Peter Gerald Higgins
Shirley M. Hodgson
Mary "Mel" E. Hunt-Newby
James M. Jeffords
Theresa G. Johnson
Phyllis M. Keith
Linda L. Kelsey
Doris W. Kidd
Thomas E. Kiggen
Robert D. Kralovec
Rosalie S. Lea
Amelia "Amy" Leach
Nancy Houghton Lothrop
Jesus M. Mangual
June M. (Morse) Marchant
Peter V. Marsden
Kenneth F. Maxwell
Patricia A. McIntosh
Dorene "Dee" Merian
Mary DiCorrado Milano
Lori Ann (Davis) Milbier
Paul R. Morgan
L. Page Morrison
Kathy Madere Mulligan
Ruth B. (Wall) Murray
Joan E. Mustapich
Edith Cassin Newton
William A. O'Hear
Dalton S. Oliver
Barbara Greer Painter
Avery D. Palmer
Marie A. Pecoraro
Marilyn (Hartley) Picerelli
Marilyn G. (Bills) Pierce
Mary Flave Pisciotta
Beatrice "Betty" Sargent Pyper
Jean W. Rinker
Margaret Deal Robie
Harriet Elizabeth Head Schwarzer
Dr. Appleton Seaverns
Jin Hi "Sam" Schutzmeister
Wilma P. Selleck W'44
Mary E. (Carr) Simeone
Julie Angela Watts Skillings
John Edmund Slater
Patricia J. Slingo
Marquerite E. Sonnenberg
Frank J. Sposato
Vivian B. Taylor
Bernice "Bunny" H. (Bronstein) Tye
Marlene A. (Paduchowski) Valhouli
Jean Van Ness
Barbara Ann Wasiewski
Elisabeth Brewer "Betsy" Weintz
Charlotte C. Weismann
Jean Lois Whitehead
Darrel S. Ames
Darrel S. Ames, 94, of Barnes Hill Road, passed away in the comfort of his wife and close friends at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Sunday evening, December 28, 2008. Born in Derby Line on January 28, 1914, Darrel was the only son born to the late Charles and Elizabeth (Demick) Ames. On July 28, 1938, Darrel married the former Florilla Perkins in Waterbury Center.
Darrel served with the U.S. Navy during WWII and following his honorable discharge, continued his education at Harvard Business School in 1948 with an Advanced Management Course. He later graduated in 1955 with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Western New England College and in 1958 he earned his MBA from American International College.
From 1937 until 1964 Darrel worked for the Eastern States Farmers Exchange in West Springfield MA starting out as an internal auditor, later serving as Executive Assistant to the Treasurer and then as Treasurer. He was serving as Chief Executive Officer in 1964 when Eastern States Farmers Exchange merged with Agway. Darrel remained with the company serving first as its Insurance Manager and later as its Real Estate Manager in both Syracuse NY and West Springfield MA. From 1971 until his retirement in 1976, Darrel worked for the Springfield (MA) Library and Museums Association, serving as Controller/Business Manager and Assistant Treasurer. His memberships included Chairman of the Board of United Cooperative Bank, Member of the American Association of Museums, the Springfield Rotary Club, was past president of the Springfield Chapter of the National Office Management Association, was past President and charter member of the Hartford Chapter of American Society of Insurance Management, past Regional Director of the American Society of Insurance Management and a former member of the Town of Wilbraham (MA) Personnel Board.
In 1976 Darrel moved to Barnes Hill in Waterbury Center, the homestead of Florilla’s family, where they have since resided. While living in Waterbury Center, Darrel remained active with the Waterbury Rotary Club, served on the Board of Directors for the Waterbury Ambulance Service, was a board member of the Waterbury Center Cemetery Association, and was a member of the Lake Mansfield Trout Club in Stowe.
Darrel is affectionately remembered for his immense sense of decency and for the fact that he was, at all times, a true gentleman.
Darrel is survived by his wife of 70 years, Florilla Ames of Waterbury Center; a niece, Ann Moore of Derby; as well as extended family and many dear friends. He was predeceased by 2 sisters, Stella Black and Doris Taylor.
Friends may call at the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury on Saturday, January 3, 2009, from 2 – 4 p.m. Interment services will take place in the Waterbury Center Cemetery this spring. The family requests that flowers be omitted; rather memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Waterbury Ambulance Service, PO Box 95, Waterbury Center VT 05677. To send on-line condolences please visit www.perkinsparker.com.
Maryan G. Atwood
Maryan G. Atwood Maryan G. Atwood, 77, of Bonita Springs, Fla., died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. She was a winter resident of Bonita Springs for the past 12 years, also calling Libertyville home. Maryan was born July 12, 1935 in Ludlow, Vt., the daughter of Leslie D. and Esther Marie (nee Kane) Goodall. A residential interior designer by profession, she received her diploma from the New York School of Interior Design in May 1975 and was first employed, in 1978-79, by Concord House, Gurnee. From 1979 until she retired in 1994, she was employed by ATI Carriage House, in Gurnee for two years and then in Skokie. She was a Registered Interior Designer licensed by the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, as well as an associate member of the Interior Design Society (IDS) and a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). She received the Ethan Allen Circle of Excellence Award in 1985, 86, and 87 and in 1992 was selected for Barons International Edition of Who's Who in Interior Design. Volunteer positions she held included Administrative Assistant, American Red Cross; Director, Junior American Red Cross hospital workers at Fort Jackson; Treasurer, Fort Benning Army Daughters Association; and treasurer, Fort Jackson Officer's Wives Club. Her hobbies included running, aerobics and reading. She won numerous age-group place awards in 10-kilometer and 5 kilometer road races in Illinois, as well as two 2nd place age group awards in the 2000 and 2001 Beach-to-Beacon 10K races in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. She was a member of the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Running Club, the Chicago Area Runners Club and the Maine Historical Society. She was a charter member of the World War II Memorial Society. Mrs. Atwood is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Thomas W.W. Atwood; her beloved daughters, Linda (Michael Collins) Atwood of Bonita Springs, Fla. and Susan (William) Jardine of Killdeer; her sister, Judith (Steve) Lauer of Matthews, N.C.; five cherished grandchildren, Stephen, David (Mary Lou), Katherine, Molly and Matthew; and great-grandson, Roland. She was preceded in death by her son, Edward S. Atwood. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Dec. 23, at 4 p.m., at Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home, 28300 Tamiami Trail South, Bonita Springs, Fla. Relatives and friends may call from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. For information, call 239-992-4982.
Marion Alice Pratt Ayers
Marion Alice Pratt Ayers, 92, of Waterbury, VT, passed away on Saturday evening, May 1, 2010, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin after several weeks of declining health. She was born on April 9, 1918, to the late Archibald and Ruth (Macomber) Pratt in Morristown. She attended schools in Marlborough, N.H. and Waterbury, graduating from Waterbury High School in 1936. She then attended and graduated from the Mary Fletcher Hospital School of Nursing in 1939. She became a registered nurse that same year and worked at the Windsor Hospital until her marriage. She raised four children, and after her last child was nearly through school, she returned to nursing. She worked at the Vermont State Hospital in the areas of general nursing and nursing education. She also worked for the Waterbury Home Health Agency from 1967 through 1973. Her last nursing job, and the one she enjoyed the most, was that of the school nurse at the North Bennington Elementary School through 1979.
Marion married her high school sweetheart, Gleason W. Ayers '40, on Feb. 22, 1941, at the Congregational Church in Waterbury. This year they celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.
Marion was a member of Queen Esther Chapter #7, Order of the Eastern Star as well as Emerald Rebekah Lodge #33, both of Waterbury. She was active in her church and in her community, often volunteering her nursing abilities at flu clinics and blood drawings. She was skillful at sewing, making many of her own clothes. She also enjoyed crafts and handwork. Her family knew her as an excellent cook and baker.
She is survived by her husband, Gleason W. Ayers of Waterbury; a son, Robert '64 and his wife Judy of North Hero; a son, Richard '67 and his wife Mina of Sanbornton, N.H.; a daughter, Betsy Shapiro of Middlesex and her partner Tom Gorton; and a son, David '74 and his wife Betsy of York, Maine. She is also survived by nine grandchildren: Bethany Goss and her husband David, Kimberly Campbell and her husband Timothy, Jeremy Ayers and his wife Georgia, Erika Nardini and her husband Brett, Benjamin Ayers, Emily Shapiro, Christopher Shapiro, Sarah Ayers, and Halle Ayers; by five great-grandchildren: Andrew, Tyler and Christopher Goss and William and Laurel Campbell; and by a sister-in-law, Dorothy Ingalls and nephews Craig Caswell and Christopher Caswell. She was predeceased by her parents and by her son-in-law Andrew Shapiro.
The family would like to thank Korin Johnson and her staff at the Maple Grove section of the Woodridge Nursing Home for their many kindnesses and for their care and attention during Marion's illness.
The family requests that flowers be omitted; rather, memorial gifts can be sent to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vermont 05641 (www.cvhhh.org
) in Marion's name. To send online condolences please visit www.perkinsparker.com.
John "Jack" T. Bailey
John "Jack" T. Bailey, 65, of Brookfield, Vt., died August 27, 2007. Jack, the husband of Judy Bailey, President Schneider's Executive Assistant, died at his home in West Brookfield, Vt., after a farming accident. Jack was born in Denville and moved with his wife and family to Vermont in 1980. He loved Vermont and his homestead on Steele Hill.
He founded Brook Field Service, a generator sales and service business, which he owned and operated until October 2006, when he retired. He served proudly in the Denville Fire Department for 16 years. He enjoyed restoring antique cars, including his 1932 Rockne. He also took great pride in every goal scored by the Norwich hockey team!
He is survived by his wife, Judy Bailey; four sons, Jack Bailey of New Jersey, Chris Bailey of Georgia, Kevin Broderick of Hardwick, Vt., and Richard Bailey of Burlington, Vt.; a daughter, Tracy Teates of New Jersey; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Hubbard of Texas and Bonnie Dux of Montana; and a brother, Richard Bailey of Texas.
Karen K. Baker, 56, of Atkinson, N.H., passed away on August 20, 2005. Karen Baker was the wife of COL Fred H. Baker, USANG (Ret.), NU Class of 1967. She is survived by her husband, Fred; her children Gabrielle Baker, Christine Caron (husband, Sean), Eric Baker (wife, Debi); her sisters, Michelle Wright, Mary Beth Lodato (husband, Mel) and Margaret Roemer (husband, Patrick).
Mildred J. Bakey
Mildred J. Bakey, 87, of Columbus, Ga., died July 27, 2006. Mildred J. Bakey was the widow of LTC Russell F. Bakey, USA (Ret.), NU Class of 1940. Mildred was born April 6, 1919 in Donaldsonville, GA., daughter of the late Emmett C. Johson and Amanda Elizabeth Johnson. She was an active member of St. Anne Catholic Church and several ministries there.
Mildred was a long time member of the CCW, serving as Treasurer on several occasions. She was also very active with the Knights of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary for many years. Before the death of her husband, LTC (Ret.) Russell F. Bakey, they traveled the world and the country enjoying every minute of it. She was also a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and volunteer whose energy and talents will be missed by her family, friends and church family.
She is survived by her three daughters, Sharon Cosgrove and her husband, James B. Cosgrove, Barbara Butler and Patty Simmons; five grandchildren, Michael Cosgrove, Elizabeth Cosgrove, Joseph "Joe" Cosgrove, Christy Scrivner and her husband, Derek Scrivner, Russell Simmons and his wife, Rhea, six great grandchildren,Alexis Cosgrove, Avery Cosgrove, Kaitlin Money, Christopher Scrivner, Kate Scrivner and Matthew Scrivner, numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred was also preceeded in death by her grandson, Patrick Cosgrove.
John P. Baldasaro
John P. Baldasaro, 63, of Northfield, Vt., died August 23, 2007. John, the husband of Patricia Baldasaro, Administrative Assitant in the Admissions Office, died unexpectedly at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. He was born in Bellows Falls on May 8, 1944, the son of Philip and Anna (Nagy) Baldasaro. John was a graduate of Morristown (New York) High School. He married Patricia Carey in Northfield on Aug. 21, 1971.
John grew up in upstate New York and learned to hunt, fish and love the outdoors. He worked in upstate New York for Perretta's Meat Packing and later, Gould's Pump Company. John moved to Vermont in 1970 and worked for Cabot Hosiery doing facilities maintenance for approximately 20 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield and Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed trapping, hunting, camping, gardening and cooking for his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia of Northfield; two sons, Timothy Baldasaro and his companion, Sandy Swenson of Moretown, Jason Baldasaro of Essex Junction; one brother, Michael Baldasaro of Scarsdale, N.Y.; his aunt, Anne Henry of Barre; a special grandson, Zac Baldasaro; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Timothy J. Baldasaro
Timothy J. Baldasaro, 34, died Thursday, May 8, 2008, in Orange. He was born in Berlin, Dec. 30, 1973, the son of John and Patricia (Carey) Baldasaro, Administrative Assistant in the Admissions Office. He is a graduate of Northfield High School, class of 1991. He later attended the Pocono Institute of Taxidermy in Pennsylvania. Tim had worked for the Mad River Canoe Company in Waitsfield, STS of Waterbury for 13 years and owned and operated his own taxidermy business, "Everything Wild Taxidermy".
He was a member of St. John The Evangelist Church in Northfield and the Masonic Lodge in Waitsfield. He enjoyed listening to music and gardening, but his real passion was hunting and fishing. He would frequently visit Pulaski, N.Y. to catch the salmon and steelhead during their runs. Tim was a skilled outdoorsman who loved to include his family and friends in his many camping, hunting and fishing trips.
Survivors include his mother, Patricia Baldasaro of Northfield; his son, Zachary Baldasaro of Moretown; his companion, Sandy Swenson of Moretown; his brother, Jason Baldasaro of Essex Juntion; special friend and co-worker, Nicole Spence; and many close fishing and hunting friends.
He is recently predeceased by his dad, John Baldasaro.
In keeping with his wishes, there are no calling hours. A private family service will be conducted at the convenience of the family. A gathering celebrating his life will be held Saturday, May 17, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. at the Riverton Fire Station Hall on Route 12 in West Berlin. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Green Mountain Conservation Camp Endowment Fund, c/o VT Fish & Wildlife 103 S. Main St., 10 South, Waterbury, VT 05671-0501. Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is handling the arrangements.
Patricia D. (Nee Loose) Banaszak
Patricia D. (Nee Loose) Banaszak of Sayville, NY died on April 2, 2008 after a brief illness.
Born in Rockville Centre in 1954, she spent her early life in Seaford and graduated from Seaford High School in 1972. She continued her education at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree, Cum Laude in 1976. She earned a Masters Degree from Adelphi University in 1982. Patricia enjoyed working with small children and was employed as a special education teacher for the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC). Most recently she was employed as a preschool teacher with Empowering Minds Therapy of Holbrook.
She was involved in many community activities, including Girl Scouts of Suffolk County as a troop leader with Troop 2432, the Scholarship Committee for Sunrise Drive Elementary School, and as a softball coach for Sayville Little League.
She is survived by her husband, Walter Banaszak '69, of 25 years. They met on a ski trip to Aspen, Colorado, and were engaged the following year at Mont Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Avid skiers, they skied in three foreign countries and seven different states. The children, Matthew, Kathleen and Kristin, learned how to ski at an early age and the family spent many ski vacations together. In addition, the family enjoyed spending summer vacations in New England. Patricia became an avid golfer during the past eight years and was on the verge of consistently breaking 100. Walter stated that she was good at everything she attempted.
Other survivors include her mother, Dorothy Loose of Sayville, her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. John and Stella Loose of Lawton, Oklahoma, and her sister, brother-in-law and niece Catherine, Shawn and Francesca Fletcher, of Venice, Florida. She was pre deceased by her father, John Loose of Florida.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in her name to any of the following: The American Cancer Society, Saint Jude's Children's Fund, or Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Grace V. Beaudoin
Grace Virginia (McMahon) Beaudoin, 101, formerly of Wilbraham and Longmeadow, died Monday, May 26, 2014 at Reeds Landing. It is significant that Grace died on Memorial Day, a day that meant so much to her as a dedicated Air Force wife and a proud and patriotic American. Grace, the daughter of the late James Michael and Mary Alice (OLeary) McMahon, was born in Springfield on August 6, 1912. Raised in Chicopee she graduated from Chicopee High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University and her Masters Degree from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse. She is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority.
Grace declined an offer to work in the State Department to return to Chicopee to care for her parents and to become a teacher at Chicopee High School. It was there that she met Bernard Beaudoin, a fellow teacher, to whom she was eventually married for 49 years. As WWII approached, Bernard went on active duty in the Army Air Corps and Grace became a military wife. Throughout their various assignments, she continued her teaching career. They retired in Wilbraham where she continued her career in the Wilbraham Schools as a librarian. Grace had many interests but one of her great passions was golf. She began the game in earnest at the Salina Country Club when the family was stationed at Schilling AFB, Kansas. She had the highest respect for the traditions and the rules, and she and Bernard instilled that in their children. She played her last round at Longmeadow Country Club at the age of 92. Grace is a former communicant of St. Marys Church, Longmeadow, and a former member of the Longmeadow Country Club.
In addition to her parents, Grace was predeceased by her husband, Bernard (Col., USAF, Ret.). She is survived by a son, B. Paul Beaudoin and his wife Rose Ann of Piseco Lake, NY; a daughter, Roberta B. Bolduc and her husband Robert of Longmeadow; a granddaughter, Kathleen Schuster and her husband John; and a grandson, Todd M. Beaudoin and his wife Amy; four great grandchildren, Justin, Sydney, and Taylor Schuster, and Madelyn Rose Beaudoin.
Visiting hours for Grace will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sampsons Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home, 21 Tinkham Road, Springfield. Her funeral will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home followed by the Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 395 Chestnut Street, Springfield. Rites of Committal and Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Graces memory may be made to the Bolduc Family Scholarship at Bay Path College, 588 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA 01106, or to Norwich University c/o Beaudoin Knox Memorial Family Scholarship, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663.
Lorraine Frattini Beck
Lorraine Frattini Beck, age 80, of Jupiter, FL, passed away on May 15, 2008, in Palm Beach Gardens.
Lorraine was born in Barre, Vt., on Oct. 27, 1927. She graduated from Spaulding High School and went on to become an RN at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. While in high school, her love of music led her to be the singer traveling with an orchestra called "The Vermonters." After nursing school she was in charge of an oral surgery clinic for ten years in New York City and then returned to Barre. She sold life insurance for a short while then went back into nursing as a private-duty nurse in the Burlington hospitals.
She married Allan F. Beck, also from Barre, who was living in Burlington starting a construction business. They were married at the Shelburne Harbor Inn and shortly after built a house on Shelburne Point, where they lived for over 25 years. They were married for 52 years, with the last 15 being residents of Jupiter.
Lorraine was an avid golfer, skier and tennis player, enjoying competition in these events, from which she won many trophies. She served a term as Ladies Chairperson at the Burlington Country Club, and her many golf accomplishments are engraved on the clubhouse tournament plaques. She was extremely gifted in several forms of art such as calligraphy, Ukrainian Easter eggs, oil painting, tapestries of needle work, carpets in such style as Persian, Chinese, and braided rugs. In earlier years her creativity had led her to design and manufacture a ski hat, marketing to distributors in New York City.
She is survived by her husband, Allan Beck of Jupiter; their son Jesse Beck and his wife Kevin Veller of Burlington, and a stepdaughter, Gwendolyn Lauritzen of Colchester, Vt., two grandchildren, Mason, 7, and Siri, 6; also three siblings, Louie Frattini of Barre, Jack Frattini of Sherman Oaks, Calif., and Barbara McAllister of Simsbury, Conn.
A private family service will be planned at a later date to celebrate her life. Please know your thoughts are much appreciated. Donations may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407 in loving memory of Lorraine F. Beck.
Millie Margaret Bertrand, the sweetest and coolest little girl the world has ever seen, unexpectedly passed away on March 8, 2013. She was 10 years old.
Millie's 10 years with us were filled with joy, laughter and tears. She was an energetic and popular girl. She loved animals, swimming, riding her bike and scooter, and listening to music. Her wicked sense of humor and joyful sarcasm brightened our days, and her infectious smile will never be forgotten. She was an absolute joy to be around.
She was born on Jan. 23, 2003, in Randolph, Vt. She came into the world as fast as a rocket ship, eager to experience the world. Millie was an adventurous, helpful and friendly kid who was always willing to help a friend. Her caring spirit was in evidence every day of her short life. She worked very hard at Union Elementary School in Montpelier, Vt., and later, Boca Raton Elementary in Boca Raton, Fla. She excelled in writing, reading, arts and crafts, and music. Some of our favorite memories of Millie revolve around music, singing "We Are Vermont Strong" - a song she wrote with her Union School classmates - with a full orchestra at St. Augustine Church, and playing with the Chimeringers at Boca Raton Elementary.
Friends and family were the center of Millie's world. She loved texting and talking with her pals, and she was always planning the next big adventure to the beach, to the zoo, or to the amusement park. She was looking forward to returning to Lotus Lake Camp in Vermont this summer. Her favorite band was One Direction, and she loved to watch teenybopper shows on TV. She truly loved to live life - and we are certain that she is trying to organize a party in heaven right now.
She leaves behind her parents, Margaret "Meg" Bertrand and Michael Bertrand, of Boca Raton, Fla. She is also survived by her loving brothers, Riley and Beckett, who had been her constant companions throughout childhood and will miss her dearly. She also leaves behind her grandparents: Frederic and Elinor Bertrand, of Bonita Springs, Fla.; Robert and Gillian Carl, of Beverly Hills, Fla.; and Leslie and David Gibbs, of Ticonderoga, N.Y. Millie is also survived by her Aunt Kim Bertrand and cousin Jack, of Boston; Aunt and Uncle Jennifer and Jim Templeton and cousin Lucas, of Milton, Vt.; and Uncle Tyler Carl, of Beverly Hills, Fla.
All of us will cherish our time with Millie. Her family and friends will miss her dearly, and we know that her spirit will always be with us. We love you, sweetie.
"Then the child opened its eyes, and looked up into the angel's beautiful face, which beamed with happiness, and at the same moment they were in heaven, where joy and bliss reigned. The child received wings like the other angel, and they flew about together, hand in hand." - Hans Christian Andersen
Visiting hours will be held at the Glick Funeral Home at 3600 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, Fla., on Tuesday evening, March 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial service to celebrate Millie's life will begin at approximately 7:00 p.m.
Millie's family will be bringing her back to Vermont for visiting hours, memorial service, and a spring burial. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, March 14, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Guare & Sons Funeral Home on School Street in Montpelier. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Friday, March 15, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Augustine Church on Barre Street in Montpelier.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Millie's name to the World Wildlife Fund.
Patricia Bertrand (nee Flannery)
Patricia Bertrand (nee Flannery), 75, of New City, NY, passed away on Sept. 12, 2008. She was born and raised in Montpelier, VT, on May 17, 1933, to Patrick and Julia (Henry) Flannery.
She married Daniel Bertrand in Montpelier on May 20, 1957. They lived several places before settling in New City in 1970.
Patricia worked for the Tax Assessors Office of Clarkstown, NY from 1980 to her retirement in 1995. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Augustine Church in New City. Patty had many close friends in Rockland County. She enjoyed her retirement and the many weekend trips to Atlantic City with her husband Dan at her side. Her favorite moments were when all her family would gather for holidays and backyard barbeques. Patty was a very loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother, and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her loving husband, Daniel '56; devoted mother to Danny Bertrand and his wife, Ellen of New City, NY; Julie Coia and her husband, Ray of Camp Lejeune, NC; David Bertrand and his friend, Liza of San Diego, Calif.; Doug Bertrand and his wife, Marie of Stony Point, NY; and Mary Brantner and her husband, Scott, of Waldwick, NJ; cherished grandmother (Grammie Pat) to Kristen, Tony, Bobby, Brianne, Danielle, Tricia, Samantha, Richie, Kevin and Carly.
Patty is also survived by her sister, Jean Ormsbee of East Montpelier; brother, John Flannery and his wife, Sandy, of East Montpelier, and brother-in-law, Fred Bertrand '58 and his wife, Ellie VC'58, of Danville, VT., and Florida; many nieces and nephews.
Those wishing to send online condolences may visit www.guareandsons.com and go to Patty's obituary.
Marian Brown, 82, of Cortland, NY, died in February of 1994. Marian graduated from Montpelier Seminary in 1925. There are no further details available at this time.
Martha Marty Merselis Brownell
Martha “Marty” Merselis Brownell, age 64, passed away March 12, 2008 at her home in Jacksonville, FL. She was born on July 18, 1943 in Montclair New Jersey, but lived most of her adult life in Brevard County. She graduated from Denison University with a BA in Fine Arts in 1965.
Marty is survived by her husband, Jim; daughter, Marion Sarrica; daughter, Barbara Brownell; son, James Brownell; brother, Stephen Merselis and granddaughter, Madison Sarrica.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She found peace in her appreciation of nature. She will always be remembered for her love of family and her appreciation for artistic expression.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Haven P.O. Box 327 Melbourne, FL 32902-0327.
George Bruce, 77, died peacefully at his home in Northfield on Jan. 23, 2008, surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer.
Born Peter DeVoe Collins on May 6, 1930, George was adopted at an early age by a Boston attorney and grew up in the Boston area, spending several years at the Farm and Trades School in Boston Harbor.
He studied English literature at the University of New Hampshire, leaving before graduation to join the Army. He spent two years in Germany during the Korean War translating Russian radio broadcasts, then returned to UNH where he finished his bachelor's and master's degrees in English. He met Marilyn Wheeler at UNH; they married in September of 1955 and moved to Rochester, where George earned his Ph.D.
George moved to Northfield to teach English at Norwich University in 1960. His proudest accomplishment was bringing an ailing Russian-language program to Norwich in the mid-1960s, where it blossomed into a full summer language school. He later left Norwich and worked at the Vermont State Retirement Office until he retired in 1992.
George was a member of and financial secretary for the Northfield United Church, served on the board of the Vermont Philharmonic, was a member of the Conversational Club and was the driving force behind a long-running mobile poker tourney. He earned a private pilot's license and logged many hours around New England and the Eastern seaboard. George loved music and found special joy in attending the performances of his children. He spent time landscaping and woodworking, and sang with the Barre Choraleers. He and his wife also enjoyed traveling, taking many trips to California and the Southwest with family and friends.
George leaves behind his wife of 52 years; four children, Elizabeth Cooper and her husband Glenn of Glen Ellyn, Ill.; Hilary Bruce and her husband Alan Dickman of Golden, Colo.; Daniel Bruce and his wife Carol Spradling of Montpelier; Alison Cerutti and her husband Neil of Northfield; and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution may be made to either the United Church of Northfield or Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice.
Robert Albert "Hitchcock" Burnham
Robert Albert "Hitchcock" Burnham, 74 of Enfield, CT, entered into eternal life on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at Manchester Memorial Hospital, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Robert was born on November 9, 1934 in Newington CT. Son of the late Clinton A. and Stacia (Ciesielski) Burnham. Bob and his wife of 51 years have resided in Enfield since 1961. He was a 1952 graduate of Newington High School.
He worked in the bowling industry from 1957-1999 in various capacities. He first managed bowling centers, moving on to sales of bowling products and concluded his bowling career operating his own businesses. Upon retiring, he pursued his passion of antiquing with the creation of "Bob's Antiques". He was an avid Yankee fan and his hobbies included cooking, golfing, and fishing. His family and friends were most important to him.
Bob was a member of the Newington Volunteer Forestry Fire Service, and the Connecticut Army National Guard for three years with an honorable discharge. In 1977 he enlisted in the First Company Governor's Foot Guard, serving the command with distinction as its' commissary officer along with other duties. He was promoted to major in Feb. 1991, and in April of 1999, was elected to a four year term as "Major Commandant". Completing his term of office, he was promoted to lt. colonel and placed on retired staff as a life member. Throughout the past five years Bob has been a member of the Honor Guard Squad for deceased veterans. Beginning in 2000, Bob worked at the Connecticut General Assembly in the House of Representatives as a house messenger to the Clerk of the House. In 2006 Bob's hard work and dedication was rewarded when he was promoted to the position of Asst. Sgt. at Arms by the House Minority Leader. He was a member of Holy Family Church, Enfield, Polish Legion of American Veterans Post 51 of Hartford, Officer's Club of Connecticut, and a former member of the Enfield Jaycees.
He is survived by his beloved wife Terry (Wright) Burnham, and his children and their spouses; Cheryl and Scott Schroeder of Niskayuna NY, Bob and Michelle Burnham Jr. of Southwick MA, Diane and Gary Lopes of Lexington MA, Tom and Joanie Burnham of Enfield, and Dan '88 and Dawn Burnham of Southwick MA, his loving grandchildren; Ashley, Brittany, Kyle, Elizabeth, Emily, Tyler, Jake, Kate, and three week old Anna. He also leaves his brother and sister-in-law; Clint "Red" and Dottie Burnham, nephew Clint and Mary Ellen Burnham, niece Donna Bailey and daughters Megan and Sarah.
Calling hours are Friday January 23, 2009 from 4-7:30pm at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, 43 Shaker Rd., Enfield, CT. Funeral services will begin Saturday January 24, at 10am at Browne Memorial Funeral Chapels, followed by a procession to Holy Family Church with a Mass of Christian burial at 11am. Burial with honors by the Governor's Foot Guard will be at St. Patrick's King St. Cemetery.
Mary E. Campano
Mary E. Campano, wife of Tony Campano, Class of 1965, of Pepperell, MA, passed away on June 25, 2014.
She was born October 9, 1942, in Somerville, MA. Daughter of the late John A. and Mary E. (Bradley) LoVetere. Mary attended Stoneham High School and was a proud graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing, Boston, MA. She enjoyed a distinguished career in nursing in Vermont and Massachusetts. She was a devoted nurse for 17 years at Pepperell Family Practice. Close to her heart was her 30 years of work as a trustee to the Lawrence Library in Pepperell, MA.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Anthony G. Campano. She is also survived by her loving children Beth McNulty (Campano) and husband Michael of Groton, MA, Anthony M. Campano and wife Sue of Pepperell, MA, and Matthew J. Campano and wife Sarah of Hollis, NH. Lovingly adored and who will greatly miss their Grammy, her eight granddaughter's, Molly, Abigail, Paige, Madelyn, Sydney, Madison, Baily, and Olivia. Also survived by her many loving nieces and nephews, her beloved brother Joseph D. LoVetere and wife Jeanne (Bohling) of North Reading, MA. Loving sister of the late Jeanne (LoVetere) Hume and John A. LoVetere.
The funeral will be Saturday June 28 at 10:00am St. Joseph's Parish, 777 W. Hollis St. (Rt 111) Nashua, NH.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Mary's name to the Lawrence Library 15 Main St. Pepperell, MA, 01463
Joyce T. Carr
Joyce T. Carr, 81, wife of William Carr, Class of 1953, of Cherry Hill, N.J., died Saturday, May 14, 2011.
Joyce was a 1947 graduate of Spaulding High School, in Barre, Vt., where she grew up and still summered at Limehurst Lake Campground and enjoyed many friendships. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Haddonfield, N.J. She sang in the choir, was a member of the Women's Union, served on numerous boards and committees, and was a member of the Baptist Home Auxiliary in Riverton, N.J. Joyce also served as a driver for Interfaith Caregivers. Joyce was a member of the Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America. Additionally, she loved traveling with her husband, attending Norwich homecomings and watching the cadets march in the Northfield Labor Day Parade. She had worked for Green Mountain Power Co. and as a legal secretary for many years.
She was the loving wife of William M. Carr Sr. (NU '53); beloved mother of William M. Carr, Jr. (NU'71) and his wife, Patty, of Maple Shade, N.J., Deborah C. Pappas and her husband, Richard, of Richland, Wash., and Anne C. Picking and her husband, John, of Haddonfield, N.J.; devoted grandmother of Jessica, Erica, John, Veronica and Ian Picking, Jason W. Carr, Pamela Mossbrucker, and Alex and Morgan Pappas. She was predeceased by her granddaughter Monica Picking, her brother Clyde Tucker and Lorraine Burns.
A celebration of Joyce's life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Barre in the future. Due notice will be given. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joyce's name to the First Baptist Church of Barre, 24 Washington St., P.O. Box 98, Barre, VT 05641.
Maurice F. Casey, Jr.
Maurice F. Casey, Jr. of South Hadley, Mass., died at his home just two months shy of his 89th birthday. He had been battling congestive heart failure for most of the last year. He leaves behind his wife of 59 years, Helen (Cray), and their four children – David Casey NU’80 and his wife Lianne of Amherst, Maggie Stabinsky and her husband William of Ellington, CT, Philip Casey and his wife Linda of Granby, and Maura Cardellicchio and her husband James of Reston, VA. He was also the proud grandfather to Christopher, Alexander, Kevin, Katie, Hannah, Nicholas, John, Josie and Anna.
Moe, as he was known, grew up on Allen Street in Holyoke, and attended the Nonotuck School and graduated from Holyoke High School in the Class of 1942. He then went on to St. John’s Prep in Danvers before being drafted into the US Army for World War II.
As an infantryman he saw action in France before being shot by a German sniper in November of 1944 as his unit was advancing on an occupied village. It turned out to be a “million dollar wound”, getting him out of war, discharged from the Army and into college. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1949 and returned to Holyoke.
As jobs were scarce at that time, he worked for a couple of years as a methods engineer in the American Bosch plant in Springfield and later for the Springfield Armory. Working in a larger company was not for him, and soon he became his own boss. He started an advertising agency, Casey Advertising on his kitchen table and then moved to office space above the Victory Theatre for $20 a month. From there he moved into a building on Suffolk Street owned by his childhood friend John Dowd. As the business continued to grow he eventually bought his own building in 1976, a three story brownstone on Maple Street next to the old Holyoke fire station headquarters. In the early 90’s, Casey Associates, as it was then known, was the largest ad agency in Western Massachusetts with 17 employees and a strong reputation for marketing strategy and creative work that produced results. Over the years his clients included Oxford Pickles, General Electric Plastics, General Electric Aircraft Engines, Kollmorgan, Community Savings Bank, New England Marriott Hotels, Tara Hotels, Red Jacket Inns, and Columbus Travel just to name a few.
In the late 60’s, he also founded Posters, Inc. creating contemporary posters for the 1968 presidential primary, and reproducing WWI and WWII recruitment posters. The company is now the largest manufacturer of military recruitment and historic posters in the country and is still privately run by the family.
For his service to his country, he was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. In 2009 he was named a Chevalier by the French government and awarded the Legion of Honor medal. Ironically, the day the telegram came home to his family notifying them he had been wounded in Europe, the family of his best friend from Holyoke – John Dalton, also received a telegram notifying them of John’s death in the war.
He was a two term president of the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts, a Pynchon Medal Trustee for ten years, and a longtime member of the Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce. He also was a past president of the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Western Mass.
During his years at Notre Dame most of the other students were also veterans, and Moe met a large variety of characters coming from all walks of life. He made lifelong friends, and brought back dozens of stories from the war and college to the delight of his family and friends. No one enjoyed his tales more than he did, and he relished telling his grandchildren about his escapades. He would rarely get to the end of a story without laughing so hard himself that he could never finish the punch line, but everyone knew how they ended so it never really mattered. Watching him tell a story was almost as good as listening to it.
His Catholic faith was strong, and although a parishioner of St. Patrick’s in South Hadley, he attended weekly Mass at St. Jerome’s in Holyoke. That chapel was special to him as it was there he and Helen were married, and it was across the street from his office so he’d frequently attend the daily noon Mass.
Moe was also a prolific writer and had been working on writing a book since his retirement. He was immensely proud of putting all four kids through college, of operating his own businesses for over 40 years, and of his gentleman’s farm in South Hadley where he raised sheep and enjoyed gardening. When at last he sold his sheep to Hampshire College, he would love telling everyone that his sheep have finally left and gone off to college.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, 12/18 from 4 pm – 8 pm at the Ryder Funeral Home in South Hadley. A funeral mass will be held Thursday, 12/19 at 10 am at St. Jerome’s in Holyoke (9 a.m. for those going to the funeral home) followed by burial in Evergreen Cemetery in South Hadley Center. www.ryderfuneralhome.com
Eugene M. Celelli
Eugene M. Celelli, a resident of Northfield and a former longtime resident of Hudson, Rhinebeck and Glasco, New York, passed away in Northfield on September 3, 2008, at the age of 88.
Born in Athens, New York in 1919, he served with distinction in World War II with the 94th Infantry, A/301 Field Artillery, Battalion L, receiving numerous commendations for his actions in combat. He returned home after the war to raise a family and was a valued 35-year employee of IBM in Kingston and Poughkeepsie, retiring from the company in 1985. He was a patron of Norwich University. He coached little league baseball and umpired softball games and participated in bowling leagues, rolling perfect 300 games and carrying a 170 average into his 70s. He enjoyed Yankees baseball and Giants football. He volunteered to deliver Meals on Wheels in his 80s. Whether traveling around the country or walking around town, he was constantly greeted and remembered by those who could not forget his kindness and friendship.
Married to Rosemarie (Caggianelli) from 1941 until her death in 1978, and Marguerite (Porto) from 1981 until her death in 1989. Survived by Elaine (Sollano), his loving wife of eighteen years. Completely devoted to his daughters Rosemarie Costello of Long Island and Eugenia Celelli of Hudson. Survived by his brother and sister-inlaw Peter and Kay Celelli of Corning; step-daughter, Marguerite Moore of Northfield, Vermont; cherished grand children Thomas and Leigh (Brian) of Long Island and Krista and Haylee of Northfield; and great-grand children Fern and Ivy, also of Northfield. He was predeceased by his sister, Anna Gorsline of Hudson.
Survivors also include brothers and sisters-in-law John and Margaret Caggianelli of Hudson; Claire Caggianelli of the Bronx; Augustine and Joyce Caggianelli of Locust, N.C., Theodore and Barbara Caggianelli of Naples, Fla., Ann Caggianelli of Scotia, Regina Caggianelli of Schenectady, Marie and James Alfano of Bristol, Conn., Sally Harder of Utica, N.Y., Eleanor Mack of Massapequa, N.Y., as well as many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy Lingard Chilson
Dorothy Lingard Chilson, wife of the late Robert F. Chilson '37, and mother of Robert L. Chilson '67, died on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the Life Care Center of Attleboro. She was 91 years old. She married Robert Fisher Chilson in 1940. They were married for 60 years before his death in 2000.
Born in Attleboro in 1915, she was the daughter of the late William Ellerton Lingard and Minnie Bray Lingard. Mrs. Chilson, a lifelong resident of Attleboro, graduated from Attleboro High School in 1933 and from Pembroke College of Brown University in 1937. She completed a post-graduate intensive business course at Bryant College. Mrs. Chilson had been very active in both civic and church affairs. She was a member of the New Century Club and served for many years on the board of directors of the Florence Hayward Sweet Clubhouse. She was a charter member of the Attleboro Gardeners and belonged to the Second Congregational Church of Attleboro.
Mrs. Chilson leaves two sons, Robert Lingard Chilson and his wife Marie Davis Chilson of Northfield, Vt., and Jonathan Lingard Chilson and his wife Linda Eberhardt Chilson of Mansfield. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Kate Elisabeth Chilson of Watertown, Christina Anne Chilson of Mansfield, Jennifer Leigh Chilson of Mansfield, and Douglas Robert Chilson of Northfield, Vt. Her nieces and nephews are: Sheridan Goddard Walter of Mifflinburg, Pa., William Goddard of Cogan Station, Pa., Susan Palmer Gaunt of Providence, Franklin Palmer of Osprey, Fla., Peter Chilson of Bourne, and Paul Chilson of East Sandwich. Mrs. Chilson was predeceased by her sisters, Mildred S. Goddard and Barbara E. Palmer.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Endowment Fund of the Attleboro YMCA, 63 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703. To send the family a written expression of sympathy, please visit the online register book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Ave., Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, 508-695-0200.
Lucy Stockwell Whitney Clark
Lucy Stockwell Whitney Clark died September 2, 2010. She was the widow of E. Leonard Clark, Jr. (Montpelier Seminary, Class of 1939) and the daughter of the late Susan T. and Warren Stockwell Whitney.
Born September 4, 1924 and life-long resident of West Hartford, she graduated from Chaffee School in 1942 (now Loomis Chaffee), attended Duke University and graduated from Stratford Junior College in Danville, Virginia. She joined Phi Mu sorority and enjoyed relationships with sisters throughout her life.
A survivor of the Hartford Circus Fire, she was saved by a stranger, and Lucy, in turn, led a young boy to safety. She met her future husband at the Aetna where she worked during and after World War II. When her children were older, she worked at the Connoisseur Shop in West Hartford Center and at Connecticut General (now CIGNA). Lucy was a life-long member of Immanuel Congregational Church (attending since age 5) where she taught Sunday school, served on the Board of Education and was a Deacon. She was active in local Republican politics even serving for a time as a Justice of the Peace.
Lucy treasured and took pleasure in her family, her friends and their families. Lucy's ready smile and spontaneous laughter, wit and wisdom, engaging personality and exuberance will be remembered and missed.
She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Whitney Clark Gerrett and her husband, Robert T. Gerrett, Jr. of West Hartford; her son, Douglas Whitney Clark of Unionville and three grandchildren, Emily Gerrett Calderone (Michael) of Baltimore, MD, R. Teall Gerrett, III (Jennifer) of Portland, ME and Whitney S. Clark of Miami, FL. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, David Buffum, Jr. of Bloomfield and nephew, David W. Buffum of Prudence Island, RI. She is predeceased by her sister, Cynthia Stockwell Whitney Buffum; niece, Ann S. Buffum; and a grandson, Douglas Whitney Clark, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Book of Remembrance Fund, Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT 06105 or to Loomis Chaffee School, 4 Batchelder Road, Windsor, CT 06095 (Attn: Development).
Edward "Ed" B. Close
Edward "Ed" B. Close, 71, of Nashua, NH, beloved grandfather, husband, father, son and brother died unexpectedly while walking in his neighborhood on November 6. 2007. Edward was the brother-in-law of Richard J. Fennelly, NU class of 1972 and a long time friend of many of the faculty and classes of the university.
Born in Morrisville, VT on July 13, 1936; he was the son of the late George and Elfrieda (Jones) Close. Edward grew up in Middlesex, Vermont and graduated from Montpelier High School in 1953. He served proudly and with honor in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves from 1953-1961. Edward had a fifty year career with the Perini Corporation where he worked from 1953 until his retirement in 2004. He cherished the many long lasting friendships made throughout his career.
Edward enjoyed a lifelong passion of the outdoors, spending time hunting and fishing with family and friends. He was also a member of the Horse Pond Fish & Game Club in Nashua; as well as a member of the American Legion. Edward was predeased by a sister.
Edward is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Beverly (Whittemore) Close; Four sons, Michael Close of Nashua, NH; Brian Close of Nashua, NH; Kevin Close and his wife Robin of Milford, NH; Christopher Close of Nashua, NH; Two daughters Valerie Close of Nashua, NH; Stephanie Close and her husband Kyle Barker of Concord, NH; One brother; Five sisters; Eight grandchildren Ethan, Jordan, Hannah, Haley, Chelsea, Brianna, Matthew and Taylor, as well as many dear friends and family members. Edward's family would like to give special thanks to neighbors and emergency personnel for the care given to him. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Edward's memory to either the Nashua Children's Home 125 Amherst St., Nashua, NH 03064 or to a charity of ones choice.
Dorothy L. Coates
Dorothy L. Coates, a former day care provider and 25-year resident of Mariners Harbor, died Tuesday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton. She was 83 years old.
Born Dorothy Raysor in Abbeville, S.C., she relocated to the Washington Heights section of Manhattan, where she graduated from Wadleigh High School. In 1943, she married George Oliver Coates and the couple moved to the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Mrs. Coates worked at Discovery Rooms for Children, a day care center in Manhattan, and in the late 1980s earned her bachelor's degree in early childhood development from Vermont College through correspondence courses, said her son, Charles Coates III.
She retired around 1990, and spent her later years with her large family. "She was the Mother Teresa of our family, the most selfless person you'd ever want to meet. A very caring, loving person," he said. "She was a sweetheart. She was like my mom," said daughter-in-law Brenda Coates. Mrs. Coates was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church, Mariners Harbor. In her leisure time, she maintained and added to her collection of salt and pepper shakers.
In addition to her son, Charles III, she is survived by her sons, James and Walker Coates; her daughter Phyllis Coates; a brother, Maceo Raysor; a sister, Catherine Raysor; 16 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Coates' son, Lawrence Coates, died in 1990. Her former husband, George, to whom she was married for 25 years, died in 1992.
Doris A. Colegrove
Doris A. Colegrove, 85, of Hampton, New Hampshire, widow of Robert C. Colegrove ’45, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at Anna Jacques Hospital in Newburyport, Mass.
Mrs. Colegrove was born on November 9, 1924, in Northfield, Vermont, to the late Ralph and Hilda (DeAlmeida) Gokey. Doris was raised in Northfield and graduated from Northfield High School with the Class of 1942. She earned her degree from the University of Lowell in Mass. and taught for many years at Waltham (Mass.) High School. Doris married Robert C. Colegrove ’45, of Ithaca, New York on June 8, 1945.
Family members include her nephews, Ralph Dunham ’78 and wife Nancy of Lexington, Mass., and Delwyn Gokey of Burbank, California.; her cousin and good friend, Marcia Barry of Newburyport, Mass.; and her brother-in-law, Kenneth Couture of Hampton, New Hampshire. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Robert Colegrove ’45, who died in 1997; brother Delwyn Gokey; and sister Avis Couture.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Hampshire SPCA, P.O. Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885.
Diane G. Confessore
Diane G. Confessore, age 101, died Thursday, April 24, 2014, at Mayo Rehabilitation and Continuing Care in Northfield. Mrs. Confessore was born on Oct. 12, 1912, in New York City and was the daughter of Mario and Rose (Cucchiarelli) Terilli.
Mrs. Confessore was a longtime resident of Northfield. She was a homemaker and military wife, including during the World War II and Korean eras. She had served as a den mother for the Cub Scouts, was a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a member of the Norwich University Women's Club and a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield. She was employed at Howe Dry Cleaners and Laundry at Norwich University, from 1965 to 1985, where she always proudly said that she had thousands of "sons and daughters" who were Norwich cadets and whom she treasured.
Survivings are sons, Clement R. Confessore and wife Martha of Monroe, N.Y., and Gary Confessore and wife Sharon of Rockville, Md.; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Clara Zeoli, who is age 96. Mrs. Confessore was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, M/Sgt. Clement J. Confessore, who was 87; sister Theresa Rockermann who was age 101, twin sister Dina DiNapoli who was age 100, and sister Evelyn Kirkland who was age 99; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at the Kingston Funeral Home, 35 Slate Ave., Northfield, Saturday, May 3, 2014, from 5 to 8 p.m. Reverend Dwight Baker, parish priest of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield, will conduct a prayer vigil service at 7:30 p.m. during the calling hours. A funeral Mass will be scheduled at a time to be announced in Sacred Heart Church in Monroe, N.Y. The burial will take place alongside her husband in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Betsy C. Conrad
Betsy C. Conrad, 70, died Friday, August 27, 2010 at UAMS Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas after a 13-year battle with cancer. Born August 30, 1939 in Morristown, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Adelaide & Everett Coulson and sister to the late James E. Coulson '57.
She attended both Lasell Jr. College & Arcadia University where she received a BS degree in Education. She taught elementary education for 27 years and retired from the Blairstown Elementary School. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma education fraternity, Presbyterian Women's Group, Deacon & Member of the First Presbyterian Church in Blairstown NJ.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, David J. Conrad '57; son, Steven Conrad; daughter, Sharon Jeges; son-in-law, Paul Jeges; two grandaughters, Julia Jeges & Elizabeth Jeges; sister-in-law, Sally Coulson; niece, Lisa Murphy; nephews, Jeffrey Coulson & Michael Coulson; cousins, Dale Aborn, Duane Aborn, Jean Gerrell, & Nancy Clark.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, September 2, at the First Presbyterian Church. Interment followed at the North Church Cemetery, Hardyston Township NJ. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851
Quayle H. Cornell
Quayle H. Cornell, 90, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at Gifford Medical Center. He was born Oct. 12, 1917, in Panton. He was the son of Rev. George and Mabel Cornell.
He graduated from Montpelier Seminary in 1937. He then attended Cobleskill Agricultural College graduating in 1939. He married Margaret Labare Feb. 13, 1940, in Chazy, N.Y. He served with the U.S. Navy during WW II. Quayle worked as a florist for the Randolph Florist for several years before moving to Colchester where he worked for Claussen's Greenhouse until his retirement. He loved working with flowers and gardens. He also enjoyed reading and oil painting in his spare time.
He is survived by his wife Margaret Cornell; two daughters, Cynthia Caswell of Milton and Ruth Peters of Randolph; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a niece and nephew. He was predeceased by two sons, Wayne and Donald Cornell and a daughter Elsie Cornell.
Beatrice W. Crittendon
Beatrice W. Crittendon died peacefully at Laurel Lake Center in Lee, Mass., on Tuesday, April 21, 2009, at 95 years young.
Born Beatrice Viola Wescott, November 15, 1913, in Northfield, to Adeline Knowles Wescott and Edwin Wescott, she attended schools in Northfield and graduated from Baypath Secretarial College in Springfield, Mass. While working in the bursar's office at Norwich, she met her future husband, William Sumner Crittendon '37, of Otis, Mass., a Norwich cadet. They were married in her family home in Northfield on October 30, 1937.
As wife of a colonel during World War II, Bea created "home" for her husband and children at numerous army bases. Bea was a member of Eastern Star, First Congregational Church of Otis, and many PTO Associations.
"Mom/Nani loved flower gardening, bird watching, craft painting, singing, baking her delicious apple pies, dancing with Dad, and making quick-witted jokes that would often catch folks off-guard! Mostly, she loved her family and friends."
Beatrice is survived by her four children and their spouses: Marlyn C. Coffey; William S. Crittendon '65, Jr. and wife, Sheri VC'66; Deborah C. Dutton and husband, Ted; and Laurie C. Nikituk and husband, Michael; eight grandchildren, Kim Tonlino and husband, John; Kris Coffey and husband, Bill Rust; Steve Crittendon; Beth Glotfelty and husband, Jake; Bill Cade and wife, Doris; Ben Cade and wife, Lindsey; Alex Nikituk and Angela Nikituk; eight great-grandchildren: Jake Tonlino and fiancée, Kimmy Wilander; Luke Tonlino; Ryan Lolar Cade; Ashley Crittendon; Colten Crittendon; Nicholas Glotfelty; Julia Glotfelty and Madeline Glotfelty; many nieces, nephews, and step-grandchildren also survive her.
Bea was predeceased by her husband, William S. Crittendon, Sr. on April 1, 1993, her granddaughter, Margaret "Meg" Cade, on October 29, 2000, and her granddaughter, Karen Coffey, on January 31, 2001. Her brother, Darwin Wescott, and sister, Almeda Baraw, also predeceased her.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the "Meg Cade Memorial Scholarship Fund" for Lee High School Seniors. Donations should be mailed in care of Finnerty and Stevens Funeral Home, 426 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA, 01230. Remembrances, memories and reflections may be sent to the family www.finnertyandstevens.com.
Mary C. Daley
Mary C. Daley, mother, friend to many and former first lady of Rutland, 90, died May 11, 2015, at The Meadows at East Mountain.
She was dedicated to her family and her large community of friends.
A Rutland original, she was born Feb. 18, 1925, to James and Marie (Tree) Creed.
Mary was a 1942 graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy and a graduate of the Rutland Hospital Nursing School. Mary became a registered nurse at Rutland Regional Medical Center, where she focused her attention in the maternity ward. She was passionate about assisting first-time mothers and remains known in the community for her kind heart and sage advice. After her retirement in 1987 she enjoyed gardening, traveling and spending time with her ever-growing family.
She married John J. "Jack" Daley on June 7, 1947, in Christ the King Church. In addition to Jack's political success as Mayor of Rutland and Lt. Governor of Vermont, the two were proud parents of 11 children. Mary and Jack were able to celebrate 53 years of marriage just before his death, June 15, 2000.
Surviving are 2 sons, Michael Daley of Rutland and James Daley of Washington, D.C.; 8 daughters: Patricia Snyder of Shelburne, VT., Linda DiTullio of Hingham, MA, Judy Daley of Rutland, Suzanne Daley Almodovar of Rutland, Mary Jane Samach of Saratoga, NY, Maureen Pavik of Norcross, GA, Lisa John of Bar Harbor, ME, and Sharon Daley of Cincinnati, OH; a sister Patricia Noyes of Rutland, many wonderful grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, John J. "Jack" Daley; a daughter, Nancy Kilmurry, and a granddaughter, Sarah Snyder.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, in Christ the King Church.
Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount St. Joseph Academy Development Fund, Convent Ave, Rutland, VT 05701, or a charitable organization of choice.
June H. Davidson
June H. Davidson of Marlboro, Mass., 81, died Wednesday, October 16, 2012, at St. Patrick Manor in Framingham, Mass., following a period of declining health. Born in Woodstock, Va., July 17, 1931, she was the daughter of the late George L. and Ruth W. (Hepner) Hoover. In their first year of marriage, June and Arthur lived in Germany. They then moved to Arlington, Mass., for a short time prior to moving to Framingham, Mass., where they resided for 25 years. June and Arthur have lived in their home in Marlboro, Mass., for the past 28 years. June is survived by her husband of 57 years, Arthur; son, Christopher Davidson; daughter, Karen Silverman; and grandsons, Benjamin and Joshua Silverman. She was predeceased by her brother, Douglas Hoover, and sister, Kathleen Tolbert. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. at the Duckett Funeral Home of J. S. Waterman, 656 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, MA 01776. Pastor John Nieman of St. John Lutheran Church in Sudbury, Mass., will officiate. The family will receive guests at visiting hours from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to services. Burial will be private at the Norwich University Cemetery, Northfield, Vt. For additional information, tributes and guestbook, please visit www.duckett-waterman.com.
Sandra Nicholson David
Sandra Nicholson David, 70, of Queensbury, NY, and Hilton Head, SC, wife of Raymond S. David '58, died May 28, 2009.
Sandy was crowned Junior Week Queen by Major General Ernest Harmon in April, 1957. She enjoyed foreign travel, and her last trip was to Croatia in November of 2007. Sandy worked seasonally and worked up to December of 2008, as the assistant buyer for the Bolton Bay Traders Sportswear. Over the past years, she donated many hours to several charitable organizations. Sandy attended the 50th class reunion in September of 2008, and was very impressed with the appearance and performance of the Corps of Cadets. Sandy cherished everything and everybody.
Sally Wilcox Donaghy
Sally Wilcox Donaghy, 74, of East Montpelier, VT, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on June 2, 2008.
She was born August 27, 1933 in Cambridge, Massachusetts the daughter of David and Eva Wilcox. Sally attended schools in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1951. Sally graduated from Lesley College in 1955 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education.
Sally met her future husband, Richard Donaghy '56, while attending Sunday school class taught by Richard's sister, Virginia. She married Richard Donaghy on August 7, 1955. Sally taught First Grade at the Gray School in Northfield, Vermont while Richard completed his degree at Norwich University.
Sally and Richard are the proud parents of four children; daughter Karen Donaghy and Gary Helfrich of Camp Meeker, California; daughter Gretchen (Donaghy) '79 and Michael Rosario of Stafford, Virginia and their children Michael II, Jessica and Megan; daughter Susan (Donaghy) '82 and Thomas Heney of Essex, Vermont and their children, David, Ryan Emily and Jeffery; and son David Donaghy '89 and Jen (Peterson) of Dublin, Ohio and their son Jake.
Sally was a stay at home mom to many children in the city of Montpelier. She always had cookies in the cookie jar, a willing ear and a smile. Sally was active in the Rob Morris chapter of The Order of Eastern Star, the Montpelier Chamber of Commerce and Up with People. She served as a member of the school board for a number of terms as well as being active in Bethany church and the community. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Bethany Bowl.
In 1976 Sally and Richard realized their lifelong dream by purchasing Lackey's Tourist Home on State Street in Montpelier. After selling the Tourist home and moving to East Montpelier Sally enjoyed a short retirement before returning to work at Morse's Sugar Shack.
Sally enjoyed knitting, reading, antiquing, going to the flea market and eating out with friends and family on any occasion. Her greatest enjoyment was derived from spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Michael P. Dorn
Michael P. Dorn of Braintree, 66, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2014 after a long illness. Affectionately known as Dinka, Michael was born in Boston, Mass., the son of the late Francis and Elinor Dorn. A life-long resident of Braintree, Michael spent his childhood summers in Brewster, Mass. and graduated from Braintree High School in 1966. He joined the U.S. Navy in Jan. 1968, serving as Petty Officer 3rd Class aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown CV-10. Michael then joined the Massachusetts State Police in 1971, graduating with the 56th R.T.T. He served the MSP for 34 years as a trooper assigned to various units, including many years as an arson investigator in the State Fire Marshalls Office. Michael married Carol (Bertolon) on Jan. 25, 1974 and they raised three children, living for the past 31 years in Braintree where they created decades of memories with their family and many close friends. More than anything, Michael was happiest when he was experiencing the joys of life with his family, including summers camping on Cape Cod, winter vacations in Maine, watching his boys play football throughout their lives, including Chris at Norwich University and Matt at Trinity College, as well as seeing Stephanie graduate from Harvard University and the University of Michigan Law School, and playing with his cherished grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by many loving friends and family. Michael is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Carol, as well as by his three children and their families: Stephanie and husband Brian Miller of Evanston, Ill; Christopher and wife Kathleen of Hingham, Mass.; and Matthew and wife Keriann of Weymouth, Mass. He also leaves six loving and amazing grandchildren: Nathaniel Miller, Olivia, Jack and Lindsey Dorn, and Madison and Michael Dorn. He is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth Snow and husband Stephen of Yarmouthport, Mass., along with many loving in-laws, nieces and nephews. Visiting hours was held on Tuesday, May 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dennis Sweeney Funeral Home, 74 Elm St., Quincy Center. Family and friends are invited. On Wednesday, May 28, there was a gathering at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at 12 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 856 Washington St., Braintree. Burial Blue Hill Cemetery, Braintree. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Michael P. Dorn to the Massachusetts General Hospital, Genitourinary Cancer Center, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1300, Boston, MA 02114. For directions and online guest book, please visit dennissweeneyfuneralhome.com 617-773-2728 - Click here
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Joseph "Noel" Doyle
Doyle, Joseph "Noel" 97, a Norwood resident since 1952, passed away peacefully at his home on July 22nd. Born in Woonsocket, RI on December 25, 1916, he graduated from Providence College in 1939. He served as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. While serving, he met his wife who served in the Navy Nurse Corps. He was active in all the sports and activities in which his 7 children participated. In the late 1950's he was one of the founding fathers of Norwood Pee Wee Hockey. He attended his sons' countless high school and college hockey games and golf matches. Being a great baseball player himself, he was an avid Red Sox fan. After retiring, he took up golf and spent many happy hours on the links through the age of 92. He was a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Norwood.
Noel was the beloved husband of the late Mabel Lorraine (Broussard) Doyle; the loving father of Noel Doyle and his wife, Penny of CA, Diane and her husband John Skilling of Moultonborough, NH, Allen Doyle and his wife, Kate of GA, Denise Doyle of Meredith, NH, James Doyle and his wife, Jeanne, with whom he lived in Norwood, Joanne and her husband, James Joy, and Karen and her husband, Bernard Robinson, all of Meredith; the dear brother of his 101 year old sister, Mary Clare Doyle of Meredith; the cherished "Poppy" of 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 26, at 9:00 AM at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., NORWOOD followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington St., Norwood. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, July 25, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Noel's memory to Steward Home Care Hospice, 30 Perwal St., Westwood, MA 02090. Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood 781-762-0174 www.gilloolyfuneralhome.com
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Merilyn D. Eaton
Merilyn D. Eaton, 79, of Londonderry, N.H., died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 in the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, N.H. She was born in Cambridge, Mass. on September 1, 1931, a daughter of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Larrabee) Downs. She was a resident of Londonderry for the past 15 years, formerly living in Needham, Mass.
Merilyn was a 1949 graduate of Needham High School, and had attended Blackstone College in Blackstone, Va. She was formerly employed at Taylor's Stationary in Needham, Mass. She was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Londonderry.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert P. Eaton, NU '52, of Londonderry; one son, Robert M. Eaton of Londonderry; three daughters, Gail Cote and her husband Charles of Ft. Mill, S.C., Lynn Eaton of Manchester, N.H., and Jane Wolfe, NU '83, and her husband, Mark, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; eight grandchildren; as well as a family friend, Geraldine Colburn, of Nashua, N.H. She was predeceased by a sister, Natahlie Lavin.
Calling hours were held on Friday, April 29 at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium in Londonderry. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 30 at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Londonderry. Following cremation, she will be buried at the Needham Cemetery in Needham, Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3 Peabody Row, Londonderry, NH 03053, or to the Community Hospice House, 230 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054.
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Herman "Ike" Eichorn
Herman "Ike" Eichorn, 88, of Napa, Calif., died July 29, 2007. Herman Eichorn, known to most of his friends and colleagues as "Ike," succumbed to prostate cancer on July 29, 2007. Ike was the husband of Dr. Dorothy H. Eichorn, member of Vermont College Class of 1943. As he desired, Ike spent his final days at home, attended by his immediate family and several close friends.
Herman Eichorn was born on Feb. 18, 1919, in Greenwood, Del. His boyhood was spent on a dairy farm in Clarence, N.Y. He received his B.A. degree from Alfred University, did most of his theological studies at Yale Divinity School, received his B.D. degree from Union Theological Seminary and his S.T.M. degree from Harvard Divinity School. In June 1947, while serving a parish in Vermont, he married Dorothy Marie Hansen. In September 1951, after a brief stint at Elgin State Hospital in Illinois, he came to Napa with his wife to become the first Protestant Chaplain at Napa State Hospital. Six months later, he initiated at the hospital the first accredited clinical pastoral training program in California under the auspices of the Council for Clinical Training. After 36 years, he retired from the chaplaincy but continued until his final illness as a volunteer chaplain.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years and by their son, Eric. He is also survived by two of his 16 siblings, Mark Eichorn of Mansfield, Ohio, and Clara Eichorn Steul of Clarence, N.Y.; and by their descendants and those of his other siblings.
Fel Fernandez, 81, of Northfield, Vt., died March 15, 2007. Fel Fernandez, 81, of Northfield, Vt., died March 15, 2007, at his home on Fernandez Road. He was born in Northfield on Nov. 21, 1925, the son of Arsenio and Jovita (Soto) Fernandez. He graduated from Northfield High School, class of 1944. In 1954, he married Mary Carmichael in Montpelier. They made their home on the hill overlooking the family farm.
Fel managed the family dairy farm, which also provided them native veal and beef, for over 15 years. In 1955, he and his wife acquired the hardware business in Northfield. They owned and operated Fernandez Hardware on Depot Square from 1955 to present. He was a licensed real estate broker.
He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He loved to dance, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and most of all, loved his family. He was a skilled marksman having competed in rifle competitions on both a state and national level and in international competition, and he won Vermont State Rifle championships in 1961 and 1963. He was a member of the Montpelier Elks Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Fernandez; four children, David Fernandez, NU Class of 1978, Lisa Fernandez, NU Class of 1981, Lynda Dunlop, and Ramon Fernandez, NU Class of 1990; one sister, Irene Anderson; six grandchildren, Lindsay, Jeff, Juliauna, Nina, Rachel and John ; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Sam and Julio Fernandez; and two sisters, Nina Platt and Julia Popowski.
Albert J. Finethy
Albert J. Finethy, 76, of Nashua, a Woburn native, passed away March 21, 2007. Son of the late Albert F. and Catherine (Jahnke) Finethy, he was raised in Woburn. Albert attended Norwich University with the class of 1952. He was the brother of the late Cynthia Finethy Ray and brother-in-law of James Ray of Houston, Texas. He was predeceased by his wife Marjorie L. (Rideout), former wife, Patricia (Campbell) Cirone and daughter Rebecca Finethy McMenimen. He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bruce C. and Roberta Finethy of Woburn, Byron J. Finethy all of Woburn; a daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Michael Ward of Tewksbury; a son-in-law, Robert T. McMenimen of Billerica; his step children Nancy (Rideout) Duncan and her husband David of Hollis, Kathy (Donnellan) Perrault and her husband Richard of Wilmington, Kenny Rideout and his wife Leslie of Malden; fifteen grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and a dearly loved companion Jeanne Lamphere of Nashua.
Fr. Richard Futie
Fr. Richard Futie, 58, relative of Kate Gelineau M’09, of Stamford, Conn., on August 25, 2013. Articles on his passing may be found online at http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Stamford-s-Father-Futie-dies-in-Mexico-4762557.php and http://www.thehour.com/stamford_times/news/stamford-remembers-father-richard-futie/article_e7c99d43-a99b-550e-961a-f1bcb0151e39.html.
Tom passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, from complications of liver cancer.
Many of you will remember Tom as the proprietor of the ‘Four Seasons’. The bar was popular with hundreds of Norwich and Vermont College students during the '70’s. Tom was also one of the early supporters and players with the Norwich Rugby Club.
He was born October 21, 1950, to Thomas and Marguerite (Hall) Gaboriault, Sr. of Hardwick, Vt. He spent his youth in East Hartford, Conn., before returning to Vermont in 1972.
Thomas’s presence and generous spirit was huge everywhere he went and in everything he did. He nurtured his friendships throughout his life no matter if they first met in Kindergarten, on a road trip, or at some other juncture of his life. He loved and lived with the most generous heart. Tom and his wife own Four Seasons Care Home in Northfield, Vt., where he transited through many phases of his life.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Annette Halasz, 127 Upper Sunnybrook Road, Middlesex, VT 05602; children: Kierney Gaboriault, Reuben Turley, Cricket Bernardini, and Kaylan Sweet; grandchildren: Madisyn and Owen Sweet and Cooper and Sawyer Bernardini, who were the joys of his life; his father; sister, Gail; and all his numerous extended relatives and friends.
A short prayer will be said at St. Mary’s Church, on Main Street in Northfield, Vt., at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012, followed by a gathering at Margaret Holland Inn across the street. Condolences may be sent to his wife via the Four Seasons. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in his memory to the Activity Fund at Four Seasons, 135 South Main Street, Northfield, VT 05663.
Eve Graham Galloway
Eve Graham Galloway, 80, a clinical counselor and family therapist, died of leukemia September 16 at her home in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Galloway, who received her doctorate in clinical psychology at age 65, had worked in mental health services since 1980 and began a private practice in Alexandria in 1995.
She was born in Fort Benning, Ga., the only child of an Army colonel and his wife, and grew up in China, Japan, Alaska, Panama, Germany and the Philippines. She attended Stephens College in Missouri and graduated from Indiana University in 1949. She spent an additional year studying Spanish at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. While working as chief legal librarian for the Army's law libraries in Heidelberg, Germany, she married an Army officer. She traveled with him around the world. She taught Spanish, French and English at a number of the posts while also serving on the board of women's clubs in Germany, the Philippines and Turkey, as the U.S. Girl Scouts commissioner in Turkey and as a volunteer for the Red Cross and Army Community Service.
She returned to school, earning a master's degree in education in 1970 from Northeastern University in Boston and, in 1982, a master's in counseling psychology at the Antioch University New England Graduate School in Keene, N.H. Dr. Galloway, whose 1993 doctorate came from the Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, had lived in the Washington area since the mid-1980s. She had been a faculty member of the California-based William Glasser Institute since 1987. She was a past president of the Reality Therapy Association of Virginia, a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the committee on women in mission and ministry with the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.
Her husband, MG James V. Galloway, USA (Ret.), died in 1986. Survivors include four children, James V. Galloway of Alexandria, Eve G. Kadick of Charlottesville, Graham W. Galloway of Atlanta and Thomas R. Galloway of Pasadena, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
Loretta M. Gagne
Loretta M. Gagne, 96, of Greeley, CO, died Monday, May 4, at Sterling House of Greeley. She was born to Alexandre and Emma (Adam) Seguin on July 14, 1912, in Fitchburg, Mass. She married 2nd Lt. Herbert F. Gagne on April 27, 1935, and spent the next 27 years moving to such wonderful places as Idaho Springs, CO, and Frankfurt, Germany. She did return to her hometown a few times while her husband participated in World War II and Korea.
After her husband passed away in 1962, she returned to Colorado to be near her grandchildren. She was employed at the Denver Dry Goods Co. at Cherry Creek until her retirement. She won numerous awards for her excellent salesmanship and customer service.
Loretta loved to watch the Broncos and Rockies. She also was an avid fan of golf and played until she was 84 years of age.
Loretta and her family would like to extend a special thank you to the Sterling House of Greeley and to the Rocky Mountain Health Care Hospice Team.
Loretta is survived by her sister, Jeanette Simpson of Dresden, Ohio; her daughter, Gladys Howard (John) of Grand Lake; her son, Herbert '65 (Cyndy) of Greeley; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Loretta is preceded in death by her husband, Col. Herbert Gagne '34, and her two brothers, Robert and Arthur.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Health Care Hospice, 1180 Main St., Windsor, CO 80550.
Thomas Gardiner, Sr.
Thomas Gardiner, Sr., 93, of Worcester, Mass., died May 12, 2007. Thomas, Sr., the father of deceased alumnus, Tomas Gardiner, Jr., NU Class of 1970, died after an illness. He was born in Clinton, son of John F. and Margaret (Fraser) Gardiner and attended Clinton Schools. He moved to Shrewsbury in 1947. Tom was a stereo-typist for the Telegram and Gazette for 45 years before his retirement.
He served as a Captain in the US Army with the 343rd Regiment of the 86th Blackhawk Infantry Division during WWII. He was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star for his bravery in the line of duty. He enjoyed spending time at his Lake House with his family and close friends.
He leaves a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Sam C. (Storrs) Gardiner, of Brewster; a grandson, Robert J. Gardiner and his wife Karen of Worcester; a granddaughter, Heather C. Shupenko and her husband Craig of Salem; a sister-in-law, Olive Gardiner of Sterling; and his life-long friend, Barbara Dudley, also of Sterling. He was predeceased by his wife, Ellen I. (Joseph) Gardiner, in 1990; his son, Thomas Gardiner, Jr., in 2006; a brother, John F. Gardiner; and two sisters: Ruth Hubble and Margaret Tessier.
Arnold Garrison, 86, of Waban, MA passed away at his home on September 11, 2010. Born in Newton, MA on April 15, 1924, he was the son of Rhodes Anthony and Marianne (Baehrecke) Garrison and a great-grandson of Boston abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison.
He attended Newton schools, graduated from the Noble and Greenough School in Dedham and from Harvard College with the class of 1946. He subsequently completed a program in Business Administration at Babson College. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U. S. Army in Northern France, and later pursued a career in business.
Arnold Garrison was the brother of the late Lt. Col. Ritchie Garrison of Waban, MA, the late Frederick Garrison of Cohasset, MA, the late Rhoda Garrison of Waban, and the late George Anthony Garrison and his wife, Nancy (MacGilpin) Garrison of Worcester, MA. He is survived by eight nieces and nephews: J. Ritchie Garrison of Newark, DE, Susan Garrison Liming of Scottsdale, AZ, Peter R. Garrison of Panama City, Panama and Robert E. Garrison of Westport, CT. He also leaves a niece, Gay Garrison of Ithaca, NY, a nephew, Timothy P. Garrison of Natick, MA, a niece, Anne Garrison of San Diego, CA, and a nephew Frederick R. Garrison of Jericho, VT. His sister-in-law, Nancy S. Garrison of Cohasset, MA and his cousin, Christian S. Baehrecke and his wife, Ingeborg G. Baehrecke of Paxton, MA, and their children, Astrid Baehrecke of Medford, MA and Eric Baehrecke of Boylston, MA, also survive him. In addition, he leaves twenty grandnieces and grandnephews.
Arnold Garrison was a life-long lover of classical music, especially opera. He regularly attended performances by the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Boston and the Newton Symphony Orchestra. His interests also included the study of genealogy and family history.
Gifts in Arnold Garrison's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or a Charity of your choice.
Winifred Egan Golden
Mrs. Winifred Egan Golden, 69, of Hague, Va. passed away on Friday, September 10, 2010. She was a Registered Nurse at Riverside Tappahannock Hospital and a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
Survivors are her husband, John C. Golden, III '61; her son, Lt. Col. John C. Golden IV, and wife, Deborah, of Cape Carteret, N.C.; two daughters, Eileen Kenner, and husband, Kevin, of Stafford, and Mary Hastings, and husband, Staff Sgt. Ryan Hastings, of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Dorothy Jean Doherty of Hamden, Conn., and Dr. Kathleen Egan Fitzpatrick, and husband, Judge Donald Fitzpatrick of Larvene, Calif.; and ten grandchildren.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Interment will follow at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Northern Neck Hospice Services, Warsaw, Va.
Jacqueline Gould, 78, of Kentwood, MI, wife of the late Philip Gould, Class of 1955, passed away on September 24, 2009. No further information is available at this time.
Beverly Grady, 54, of Clinton, N.Y., died on April 6, 2007. Beverly Lorraine Grady, wife of Philip R. Grady, NU Class of 1970, died unexpectedly following a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Munich, Germany, on June 9, 1952, the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Loberg Hudson. She was a graduate of Roslindale High School in Boston, MA.
On June 17, 1973, she married Philip Richard Grady of Dedham, MA, and the couple has resided in Clinton for the past 24 years. Beverly was employed by the Clinton Central School District at the Elementary level, where she dedicated over 20 years of her life to pursuing her greatest passion in working with young children. Beverly was a member of St. Mary's Church in Clinton, and was also active with the Clinton Parent Teacher's Association for several years. She volunteered with the America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk Association, and also served as a coordinator at the finish line of the Boilermaker Road Races, and completed the 15K road race in 2003 as a member of the "Go the Distance" program. Along with her husband, Beverly was also a Co-Founder and Director of the Shawn Grady Memorial Fund, established in memory of her late son, Shawn, and dedicated to assisting local families with children experiencing life threatening illnesses.
She is survived by her loving husband, Philip R. Grady; her two sons, Brian and his wife, Traci Grady of Southborough, MA, and Kevin and his special friend, Suzi Gottdenker of New York City; and a granddaughter, Madilynne Elizabeth Grady. She is also survived by her mother, Elizabeth Hudson of Medford, MA; her brother, Charles Hudson of Lynn, MA; her four sisters and a brother-in-law, Elaine Hudson, FL, Debby and Lamar Hunter, FL, Charlotte Hudson, FL, and Sheila Hudson, Medford, MA; several nieces, nephews and countless of her beloved friends. Beverly was predeceased by her son, Shawn Michael Grady in 1991.
Shirley M. Grieve
CHARLTON, Mass. - Shirley M. (Power) Grieve, 90, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Overlook Masonic Community in Charlton.
She leaves her husband of 57 years, Robert W. Grieve, a son, Douglas R. Grieve and his wife Johanna of Bow, N.H., and a granddaughter, Audrey Grieve of Atlanta, Ga.She was predeceased by two sisters; Evelyn Kitzmiller and Priscilla Power.
Shirley was born and raised in Needham, a daughter of Francis and Ethel (Eldridge) Power and graduated from Needham High School in 1941. She worked as a dental assistant and then worked as an operator for Bell Telephone in Needham. During World War II she was a volunteer for the Red Cross as a nurses' aide. She was a caregiver, enjoyed helping others, and also enjoyed doing hand crafts. She and her husband travelled around the states in their motor home and also travelled to Hawaii, Great Britain, the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands. After they retired Bob and Shirley moved to Croydon, N.H., and then settled in Charlton in 2006.
SERVICES: A graveside service will be Wednesday, July 23, at 11 a.m. at Meadow View Cemetery in Amherst, N.H.A memorial service for Shirley will be Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m. in the James C. Nicholl, Jr. Chapel at the Overlook Community, 88 Masonic Home Road, in Charlton.There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Overlook Masonic Health Care, 88 Masonic Home Rd., Charlton, MA. 01507.
The Robert J. Miller-Charlton Funeral Home, 175 Old Worcester Road, Charlton is honored to be assisting Shirley's family with arrangements.
Joan T. Guptill
Joan T. Guptill, 61, of Groveland, Mass., died July 9, 2007. Joan, the wife of Robert Guptill, NU Class of 1968, died at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, Salem, N.H., after many weeks of hospitalization. She was born in Methuen, May 8, 1946, daughter of Vivian (Childs) Talbot of Plaistow, N.H., and the late Ernest Talbot. At the age of 4, her family moved to Closter, N.J., where her parents owned and operated a very successful fabric business. Educated in New Jersey, Joan graduated from Northern Valley Regional High School, Demarest, N.J., in 1964. In 1966, she earned her associate's degree from the Chandler School for Women, Boston.
She worked for several years as a medical secretary in the School of Public Health, at the Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital, New York. On June 10, 1972, she and Robert Guptill married in Closter, N.J. Bob left active duty as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army and entered graduate school at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla. From 1972 to 1974, she worked as a secretary at the Center for Educational Technology, Florida State University. Upon his completion of graduate studies, they moved to Haverhill and eventually Groveland where they lived for 31 years.
Louise Davis Halsted
Louise Davis Halsted, 89, peacefully passed away after a brief illness at Central Vermont Hospital on July 4, 2009, with family members by her side. She was born on March 27, 1920, in Northfield and was the eldest daughter of John W. and Alethe Davis of Northfield.
A true native of Northfield, she enjoyed many of the activities that Northfield had to offer, including ice skating and tennis. She graduated from Northfield High School in 1938 and later graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1942. Since her early childhood, she enjoyed summers with family and friends at her camp at Spaldings West Shore on Mallets Bay.
The Northfield community was close to her heart. For years she hosted the Girl Scouts at Potato Hill, as well as the Bible Study Group and Ladies Reading Circle in her home.
Louise supported many charitable organizations including the Gray Building renovation in Northfield, the Daughters of the American Revolution, Norwich University, the University of Vermont, the Paine Mountain Arts Council, the Perkins School and Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice.
Louise was a great friend to Norwich University, and took a special interest in the carillon. Many summer Saturdays would find her relaxing in the sun on the Upper Parade Ground, sporting her signature red sneakers, and listening with rapt attention to the bell concerts. Her interest in the carillon was not limited to performances, however. Because of Louise’s lifelong interest in education, faculty, staff and students at Norwich were able to take instruction on the carillon at no cost to themselves. In recent years she provided funding not only for weekly lessons, but also underwrote travel costs for Norwich students to visit and play other carillons throughout New England. This was her chosen legacy to the University. Louise attended her last concert on June 27 of this year, only eight days before her death. Her smiling face and kind words will be sorely missed by those of us at Norwich who knew and loved her.
The family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to her caregivers, Joyce Parker, Jean Belville, Darcy Greenslit, Barbara Roya and Chris Bell for their exceptional care and dedicated support.
She is predeceased by her husband, Richard Halsted, whom she married in 1942; as well as her sisters, Jean Brigham and Denise Davis. Louise is survived by her nephews and their spouses, Rod and Linda Halsted of Essex, Cary and Marie Halsted of Northfield and John and Leslie Brigham of Simsbury, Conn.; nieces and their spouses, Ann and Jon Sairs of Woodbury, Susan and Nekoma Cheyenne of Calais, Lynne and Michael Keating of Marlborough, N.H., Amy and Michael Melvin of West Hartford, Conn., Joy and Andy Taylor of Farmington, Conn., Karen Halsted of Burlington and Anne Halsted of Burlington; and grand- and great-grand nieces and nephews.
Mary L. Harford (nee Derby)
Mary L. Harford (nee Derby) age 85, of Meadowbrook died on March 12, 2008.
She was the beloved wife of Lee S. Harford '44 and the loving mother of Lee S. Harford '74, Jr., Robin W. Harford and Anne D. Graeff. Nine grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and her brother, Stanley Derby also survive her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to American Diabetes Assn. 150 Monument Road, Suite 100, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
Edward T. Harrity
Edward T. Harrity, 80, of Worcester, died Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at his home surrounded by his family.
He leaves his wife of 58 years, Beverly Ann (Booden) Harrity; six children, Edward T. “Kip” Harrity Jr. and his wife Kathy Harrity, John M. Harrity '76 and his wife Kathleen Harrity, Maryann E. Crotty, Jane A. Harrity, Sheila M. Harrity and her husband Thomas G. Pandiscio, all of Worcester, and Paul F. Harrity '86 and his wife Dr. M. Jane Harrity of Medfield; two brothers, Peter J. Harrity and his wife Celine Harrity, and Martin F. Harrity, and a sister Anne Scott Harrity, all of Worcester; a son-in-law, Richard A. O’Shaughnessy of Holden; 20 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
His daughter Kathleen T. O’Shaughnessy died in 2007. His granddaughter Bridget A. Wyco died in 1996. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Raymond A. and James M. Harrity.
Ed was born in Worcester, son of Peter J. and Anne (Egan) Harrity. He lived most of his life in Worcester. He also lived many summers in Plymouth and many winters in Venice, Fla.
Ed was a 1948 graduate of St. John High School, then in Worcester. At St. John’s, he was co-captain of the football team, and was named to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette All City and All County teams. He graduated from Leicester Junior College, where he was also captain of its football team. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
After working with his brother Raymond at Harrity Television, Ed ventured into his own business, opening Harrity Appliance Service Co. in Worcester in 1960. He continued as its owner and president until his retirement in 1995.
Ed remained active in sports throughout his life. He competed in speed skating and cycling races. He once won a Silver Skating Derby in Boston, and a cycling championship in Ohio.
He was a devoted golfer and enjoyed many years as a starter at Waverly Oaks Golf Club in Plymouth and Lake Venice Golf Club in Venice, where he also once scored a hole-in-one.
He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and the Worcester Lodge of Elks.
Ed enjoyed Priscilla Beach in Plymouth. He was a dual citizen of the United States and Ireland. He was deeply interested in his Irish heritage and relished introducing his children and grandchildren to their cousins in Ireland.
Ed’s family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. David Fields and the staff at Summit Elder Care for their skilled and compassionate care.
Calling hours are Sunday, November 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral will be Monday, November 15 from the funeral home with a Mass at 11 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church, 555 Pleasant St., Worcester. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Summit Elder Care, 1368 Grafton St., Worcester 01604 or to Why Me and Sherry’s House, 1152 Pleasant St., Worcester 01602.
Sue Gaddy Hathorn
Sue Gaddy Hathorn, 72, died at her home in Florence, MS on May 16, 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
A native of Crystal Springs, Sue was the daughter of the late Clyde and Sittie Sykes Gaddy. She was a graduate of Belhaven College with a master's degree from Vermont College of Norwich University in 1982.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gary Hathorn; a son, Jerry Hall and his wife Kelly of Crystal Springs; daughters Soula Jester of Gladewater, Texas and Jackie Hathorn of Richland; two sisters, Dr. Faye Spruill and Linda Hall, both of Crystal Springs; a grandson, Chandler Pleasant; and many foster children.
She was a member of the Board of Governors of the Cleary Heights Homeowners Association and the Cleary Heights garden club. She was an active member of the Cleary Baptist Church.
Sue was well-known across the state and nation as an advocate for children. In 1997, she was awarded the Department of Justice Crime Victim Service Award for "waging a one woman campaign against child abuse in Mississippi." The award was presented to her by U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.
After several years of employment with Mississippi Power and Light Company and then with the Hinds County Youth Court, she organized the Mississippi Coalition for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Through her leadership, the coalition held yearly conferences to educate child advocates, with speakers and attendees from all across the nation and several foreign countries.
She founded, and served as executive director of the Mississippi Child Advocacy Center, which provided psychological counseling for abused children and helped prepare them, when necessary, to testify in court against their abusers. She was the first person to be allowed to use a trained dog to give comfort and a feeling of protection to child victims as they told their stories in a courtroom. Sue's lifetime efforts to help abused children and to fund the advocacy center by using Mississippi's new law allowing bingo for charitable purposes was the subject of a book, "A True Story of Child Abuse, Gambling, Southern Politics...and One Woman's Struggle Against the Odds.
Sue was appointed director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services in 1991 and, as one of her most important achievements, was able to establish a multi-agency task force with DHS, the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Education, law enforces and the State Attorney General's Office to work on investigating child abuse cases and providing the best possible services and living arrangements for the children.
Another organization, Children First Inc., was started by Sue to help teens in foster care to pursue educational and vocational training goals. She published a monthly magazine, Mississippi Voices for Children and Youth. She was instrumental in finding pro bono legal representation and loving foster or adoptive homes for dozens of abused children.
Gwendolyn Hayden, 88, of Barre, Vt., died August 30, 2007. Gwendolyn Hayden was the widow of Bob Hayden, NU Class of 1941, and the mother of Richard Hayden, NU Class of 1968 and David Hayden, NU Class of 1971. Click here
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Jane (Murray) Heaps
Jane (Murray) Heaps, 62, wife of John Heaps NU'71, passed away May 23, 2012, at home surrounded by her loving family after a long, courageous battle with congenital lung disease and a double lung transplant.
She grew up in West Springfield and lived in Longmeadow for the past 30 years. Jane was the youngest child of the late Frances and Frank Murray.
Known for her contagious smile, her inner strength, quick wit, pink lipstick, and grace, Jane graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the Elms College. Jane, selfless in every aspect of her life, was a loving, devoted, supportive wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister, aunt, and best friend to many. She has been a source of inspiration, strength, and compassion for her family and friends. Jane had an incredible gift of always being happy and bringing joy and strength to all who knew her. She thoroughly enjoyed being a parent and a grandparent; her greatest joys were her children and her grandchildren and their love brightened her world.
Jane's mission in life involved fostering an atmosphere filled with love, gentleness, laughter, support and respect. Jane and her husband, John, were a shining example of true love and their 46 year relationship taught many the meaning of their favorite saying: "Grow old with me, the best is yet to be".
Jane is survived by her husband, John; three children, Laura Mulderig and her husband Bill of Longmeadow, Jay and his wife Danielle of Franklin, Katie Tryder and her husband Mark of Wellesley; eight grandchildren, Ryan, Jack, Olivia, Brendan, Colin, John, Jane, and Jude; three sisters, Anne Deffley, Susan Velis, and Frances Fitzgerald; her nephews, nieces, cousins, and many dear friends.
Jane's family will receive relatives and friends at Forastiere Smith Funeral Home, 220 North Main St., East Longmeadow, on Sunday, May 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 28 from the funeral home at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 519 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Longmeadow Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jane's memory to the Luke W. Mulderig Memorial Fund, c/o Florence Savings Bank, 85 Main St., Florence, MA 01062. This fund assists underprivileged families with basic needs and toys around the Christmas season, a time of year that meant so much to Jane. The Fund is in memory of Jane's oldest grandchild, Luke.
Peter Gerald Higgins
Peter Gerald Higgins, 79, of Dover Foxcroft, Maine, died March 4, 2007. Peter Gerald Higgins, father of deceased alumnus Graham Higgins, NU Class of 1990, died March 4, 2007, with his whole family at his bedside at his new home. He had a brave struggle against cancer. Peter was born Sept. 6, 1927, in England. He was the son of James and Gertrude May (Botham) Higgins, who had 11 children.
Peter grew up in a small Derbyshire village, to which he returned many times until he was no longer physically able. His schooling was in England. He received a mechanical engineering degree from Sheffield University and additional electrical engineering qualifications from Leicester College. He served briefly in the British Army. He was recruited to come to Canada in 1955 and several years later, subsequently to the United States, where he worked for Raytheon Corp. He spent many years working in the Boston area before relocating to the Philadelphia suburbs. He worked many years for Control Switch Co. as general manager, in what he referred to as "corporate America."
For a brief time he and his family lived in the Boston area again, but in 1979, he settled his family in Maine. He purchased a small business, Corinth Products Co. With the help of his son and daughter, they started Higgins Lumber Mill, Corinth. He was involved in this business as long as he was physically able and remained in the home, town, church and career of his choice for 27 years. Peter met his wife, Priscilla (Williamson), with whom he had an English connection. They were married for 42 years and raised four children, Carol Higgins Patenaude of Augusta, William Burley Higgins of Lynn Haven, Fla., Stephanie Higgins Smith of Dover-Foxcroft and Graham Alden Higgins, who died in a tragic accident in 1996.
He will be sadly missed by his devoted corgi friend, Badger. Peter's family grew to include Carol's husband, Robert and their two children, Hilary and Robert; Burley's wife, Meredith and their four children, two stepsons, Daniel and Adam, and two little ones, Graham and baby Katherine; Stephanie's husband, Blake Smith and their two sons, Kaleb and Drew; and Graham's wife at the time of his sudden death, Lisa Lynn Hewitt. Peter is also survived by two sisters, Pamela of Mansfield, England, and Jane of Canberra, Australia. He was very close to many nieces and nephews in England. A part of Peter will remain in England, true to his heritage. Another part will remain close to his family and beloved summer camp in Rangeley. Peter grew up during World War II, in which many family members proudly served in the RAF. He lived his last years following his hero Winston Churchill's motto, "KBO,which stands for ""Keep buggering on!"
Shirley M. Hodgson
Shirley M. Hodgson, 87, of Buffalo, N.Y., died on January 15, 2006. Shirley M. Hodgson was the mother of Angus M. Hodgson ‘75. Shirley was born and raised in Boston, Mass., where she graduated from high school and attended Kathryn Gibbs Secretarial School. While volunteering with the USO, she met her future husband, Robert Hodgson, a young Navy officer, whose first-date comments were that he hated brunets and Bostonians; nevertheless, the two married and moved to the Buffalo area in the 1950s, according to family members. Her husband of 30 years died in 1985. Shirley enjoyed playing golf, bowling and playing bridge at Park Country Club. She was a longtime volunteer at Millard Fillmore Hospital and a member of the Seton Guild of Buffalo Inc. She also was a Buffalo Sabres fan.
She is survived by her son, Angus; two daughters, Susan Irwin and Martha; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mary "Mel" Hunt Newby
Mary Eleanor Hunt Newby, age 95, of Frederick, passed away on November 28, 2014.
She was known to her family and friends as Mel.
Born February 7, 1919 in Lancaster, New Hampshire, she was the daughter of Raymond L. Hunt and Marion Slack Hunt.
She graduated from Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont in 1940 with a degree in education.
Mel was the wife of the late Colonel Gilbert U. Newby, who died on November 29, 1997.
She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Newby of Roxbury, Connecticut, her daughter Lucinda Newby Noland, and husband Robert A. Noland of Frederick, and grandchildren Derek Hunt Noland of St. Petersburg, Florida and Lauren Elizabeth Noland of Frederick.
Respecting the wishes of our mother, there will be no memorial service. She will be buried beside her husband in the cemetery of Norwich University, Military College of Vermont, in Northfield, Vermont.
James M. Jeffords
RUTLAND - James Merrill "Jim" Jeffords was born in Rutland, Vermont, the son of Marion (née Hausman) and the Honorable Olin Merrill Jeffords, who served as chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court.
He had said that his mother, a music teacher and graduate of Syracuse University, was a relative of French architect Georges-Eugène Haussmann.
Jeffords graduated from Yale University in 1956 and Harvard Law School in 1962. After three years of active duty in the United States Navy (1956-59), Jeffords served in the Naval Reserves until retiring as a captain in 1990. He was a law clerk for Judge Ernest W. Gibson Jr. during 1962 and 1963, and practiced law in Rutland.
A longtime resident of Shrewsbury, Jeffords became active in politics and government in the 1960s as Shrewsbury's grand juror, town agent and zoning administrator, in addition to serving as chairman of the town's Republican committee. He also served as Rutland County's chairman of the Board of Property Tax Appeals.
Jeffords won a seat in the Vermont state Senate in 1966. He followed that success in 1968 with a victory in the race for attorney general of Vermont. He was a presidential elector for Vermont in 1972. Jeffords sought the Republican Party nomination for governor in 1972 but was defeated by Luther "Fred" Hackett. In 1974, after winning the Republican nomination with a plurality in a three-way race, he won Vermont's sole seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served for 14 years and was the ranking Republican member of the House Education and Labor Committee. In 1988, Jeffords was elected to the U.S. Senate, and was re-elected in 1994 and 2000.
Jeffords married his late wife, Elizabeth "Liz" Daley, twice. Their first marriage was in 1961; in June 1978, the couple divorced. On Aug. 26, 1986, they married again, 25 years after their first marriage. Liz Jeffords died on the morning of April 13, 2007, after a long struggle with ovarian cancer. Sen. Jeffords and his wife had two children, Leonard and Laura. After his wife's death, Jeffords resided in Washington, D.C., a move he made in order to live near his son and his wife, Maura; daughter and her husband, Jan; and his two grandchildren, Patton and Hazel.
Funeral services will be held Friday Aug. 22, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Grace Congregational Church of Christ. Officiating will be the Rev. Steven Berry, sabbatical minister of Grace Congregational Church.
Military honors will follow the services at the church.
Burial services will be in Northam Cemetery in Shrewsbury at the convenience of the family.
There are no visiting hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland.
Theresa G. Johnson
Theresa G. Johnson, 84, wife of Norman Johnson, Class of 1950, passed into eternal rest peacefully and quietly on April 9, 2011, at the La Vida Llena Retirement Community in Albuquerque, N.M. She was born in Northampton, Mass., on October 9, 1926, the daughter of Polish immigrants Amelia and Joseph Guzowski.
Theresa was educated in Northampton schools where she was a star basketball player. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Vermont and her graduate education at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, where she was awarded a master of science degree in teaching.
Following a brief career as a mathematician in the engineering department of General Electric, Theresa became a dedicated science and mathematics teacher. She taught in Proctor, Vt., El Paso, Texas, and Albuquerque, N.M. Her teaching awards included New Mexico Science Teacher of the Year, Albuquerque Public Schools Science Teacher of the Year, and New Mexico Outstanding Earth Science Teacher. Throughout her teaching years she was very active in promoting and assisting students with science fair projects, for which she received numerous awards in recognition of her work.
In 1951, Theresa married her husband, Norman, at Fort Benning, Ga., and became a devoted Army wife during his 20-year military career. During the summer of 1949, she toured the country in a 1934 Plymouth, investigating numerous places of interest from Massachusetts to California. Theresa enthusiastically enjoyed life. After retirement, she became an award-winning watercolor artist, creating more than 200 paintings. Much of her retired life was devoted to many volunteer activities, including the Animal Humane Association, the Kirtland Air Force Base Thrift Shop, and the New Mexico Regional Science Fair.
Theresa is survived by her husband of 60 years, Norman G. Johnson of Albuquerque, N.M.; daughters, Dr. JoAnne Allen and her husband, James Brainard, of Albuquerque, and Nancy Bilderback and her husband, Mitchell, of London, England; son, Barry Johnson and his wife, Margaret, of Albuquerque; nephews, Richard, Robert, and Bruce Guzowski; and grandchildren, Lawrence Allen, Dr. Amy Bilderbeck, and Dr. Raymond Bilderbeck. Theresa was predeceased by her brother, Dr. Victor Guzowski.
Phyllis M. Keith
Phyllis M. (Simon) Keith, 90, passed peacefully at home August 9, 2012. Her husband of 61 years Edward M. Keith passed in 2005. She leaves her two sons, Edward "Mitch" Keith, Jr. NU'69 and his wife, Mary, and Joseph W. Keith NU'77 and his wife, Margaret; three grandchildren: Patricia Baione, Robert Keith, and Sarah Keith; one great-granddaughter, Jocelyn Baione; and five nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Noami White and Hannette Wohlander and one nephew.
Mrs. Keith was born September 29, 1921, in Quincy, Mass., the daughter of the late Frederick and Hannette (Kimmick) Simon. She was raised in Braintree, Mass., lived in Barrington, R.I., Worcester, Mass., and Bridgewater, Mass., coming to Grafton, Mass., in 1968. She graduated from Braintree High School in 1938 and then Bridgewater State College in 1942, earning her BA in education.
Phyllis was an active member of The Congregational Church of Grafton serving on many committees and as former President of its Grafton Thrift Shop. She also was a member of The Grafton Garden Club, and she volunteered at Worcester Memorial Hospital for nine years. Phyllis enjoyed playing bridge, scrabble, painting oil portraits, doing crosswords and she was an avid Boston sports fan.
Doris W. Kidd
Doris W. Kidd died at age ninety-five on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield, Vermont.
Predeceased by her husband Kenneth Kidd of Northfield, and three brothers of Watertown, New York, she is survived by one daughter Katherine Young of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Doris was born June 19, 1919 in Watertown, New York. As a teen, she loved figure skating, spending her summers honing her skills at the Lake Placid skating arena (venue of the 1932 and 1980 Olympics). When she studied to be a medical technician in New York City, she skated at the Rockefeller Plaza. Later, Doris moved to Washington D.C. At a skating club there, she met her future husband Kenneth Kidd. After WWII, they moved to Northfield. When Ken became a professor at Norwich University, Doris taught figure
skating, volunteered making flower arrangements for the Central Vermont Hospital gift shop, and was a long-time member of the Northfield Ladies Reading Circle. She took up landscape painting, first in oils and then in watercolors, learning techniques through many workshops with well-known artists in New England and abroad. Doris was active in the Northern Vermont Artist Association and the Barre Paletteers. Doris had a natural modesty, almost an absence of ego, which allowed her to be one, as it were, with her subject matter. Winning the occasional show ribbon and selling paintings came as a surprise and gave her great delight. By ninety, as dementia was setting in, she stopped painting, realizing she could not achieve the same subtle flow.
But it was not quite over. When she later moved to Mayo Healthcare, she joined Michael Grey’s art class. It was always the highlight of her week. As her subject matter became reduced to lines and her vision blurred with macular degeneration, one could hear her occasionally say, “I’m an artist.” It took dementia, it seems, to free her sense of identity! Just before her ninety-fifth birthday in June of 2014, Michael Grey entered several of her paintings in an invited juried show in Montpelier sponsored by Central Vermont Council on Aging. Although for Doris, Many days had become a blur, mentally and visually, she rallied on this occasion telling someone “I’m doing abstracts now!”
Deep thanks go to Jill Sahlman, who provided care more like a daughter than a caregiver, and all those at Mayo Healthcare who gave Doris such warm and wonderful support. Central Vermonters should be very proud that they have such an establishment.
There will be visiting hours Wednesday, August 27 from 2-3 p.m. at the Kingston Funeral Home, 35 Slate Ave.,Northfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to the Activities Department (which supports the arts classes) of Mayo Healthcare 71 Richardson St., Northfield, VT 05663.
Linda L. Kelsey
Linda L. Kelsey, 59, of Frederick, Md., died on December 12, 2006. Linda Kelsey was the wife of Col. Ronald G. Kelsey, USA (Ret.), NU Class of 1965. She is survived by her husband, Col. Ronald G. Kelsey, USA (Ret.); her son, Grant Kelsey; her mother, Loraine M. York; her brothers, Kenneth N. York and Arthur York of Elgin, Il; and eight nieces and nephews.
Florence King, 81, of Bennington, VT, widow of MAJ Keith E. King, passed away on June 1, 2009. Condolences may be sent to Stephen King at PO Box 1027, Columbia, SC 29202.
Kimberly Sue Kleiman, 39, of Hedgesville, W. Va., died on June 24, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, Md. Born in Barre, Vt., she resided for the past five years in Hedgesville, W. Va., previously residing in Fairfax, Va. She was a data analyst working with intelligence for the government.
Kim graduated from Norwich University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in communications. Kim was a prominent member and leader of the American Council of the Blind. Her favorite hobby was vacationing at Disney World, where she often visited.
Kim is survived by her husband of 13 years, Christopher N. Kleiman NU'93; mother, Penola Ann Fisher; father, Rev. Albert E. Fisher; sister, Robin (Darrin) White; brother-in-law, Marc (Jennifer) Kleiman; five nephews, Jonathan and Aaron White and Phillip, Allan, and Mitchell Kleiman; niece, Ellayna Kleiman; and father- and mother-in-law, Walter and Ilse Kleiman.
Services will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd., Garnet Valley, Pa. Visitation will take place prior to the services from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held privately at Norwich University Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Council of the Blind at www.acb.org or the Berkeley County Humane Society at berkeley.wvhumane.com. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.paganofuneralhome.com
Susan Konetzni, of Orlando, Florida, passed away peacefully at Florida Hospital South on December 31, 2007. Susan was born to Colman and Tara Zola in New York on June 21, 1946. She was married for over 38 years to her beloved husband, Douglas W. Konetzni, and is survived by her son Joshua Corey Konetzni and his wife Angie of Glen Ridge, NJ; her parents and her brother, Jon Zola, who generously donated his stem cells in a gallant effort to save her life through a stem cell transplant. Additional survivors include her aunt and uncle, Stan and Eve Weber. Susan was most recently a Realtor with Coldwell Banker and worked out of the Winter Park office. She and her son were both graduates of Ithaca College. Prior to becoming a Realtor with licenses in Florida, New Jersey, Iowa, California and Illinois, Sue worked as a speech therapist in the public school system in several states including here in Central Florida. She was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend to many people throughout the country. She had a wonderful sense of humor, was an extraordinary hostess, and exhibited kindness and integrity in everything she ever did. Her passing leaves a huge void in the hearts of those who loved her. When you met Sue you knew you were in the presence of a unique trusting individual.
Robert D. Kralovec
Robert (Bob) Daniel Kralovec
Age 67, of Wilmington passed away suddenly.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Paula (Salus), son Jeffrey, daughter Lindsay, and sister Lynn.
A graduate of the University of Delaware with an MBA, Bob served as a 1st Lieutenant in the USMC. He was an accountant, business owner and property manager. Bob volunteered as an original crewmember on the Kalmar Nyckle Tall Ship, at Albert Einstein Academy and on the homeowners association board of directors at River Tower Condominiums. He enjoyed coaching his children's sports teams, skiing, rescuing animals, and was a wildlife art enthusiast. Most of all, Bob will be remembered for his generosity to others and his devotion to his family.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 pm Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Schoenberg Memorial Chapel, 519 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809. Shiva services will be 7:00 pm Sunday evening at the home of Lindsay Kralovec.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his name to the DE SPCA (delspca.org
Inta Krylo, 69, of Fayetteville, died peacefully after a short illness. Inta was born in Riga, Latvia, and emigrated to the United States in 1949. She received a BA degree in English from the University of Rhode Island. Inta was a voracious reader, member of Barnes & Noble Book Club and a life member of the Oswego Yacht Club.
She was predeceased by her son, Charles Krylo, III in 2004. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Charlie and sister, Mudite Paux of Woonsocket, RI. Services will be private.
Contributions may be made to The Charles Krylo III Scholarship Fund, c/o CBA Development Office, 6245 Randall Rd., Syracuse, NY 13214.
Nancy Houghton Lothrop
Nancy Houghton Lothrop of Fairfax, VT passed away on April 30, 2009, after a three-year battle with brain cancer.
Nancy will be interred at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Northfield. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Nancy is survived by her husband Doug '61; her son Rick and granddaughter Brooke; her son Andy, his wife, Becky, and grandson, Eric.
Nancy's family is grateful to the entire staff at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Franklin County Home, Health & Hospice for their compassionate care during her illness.
In memory of Nancy, contributions may be sent to the Vermont Cancer Center, c/o FAHC, 111 Colchester Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.
Rosalie S. Lea
WANAKENA – Mrs. Rosalie S. Lea, age 86, passed away on February 5, 2015 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.
Her service will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements are with French Family Funeral Home, Star Lake. Condolences may be made online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.
Amelia "Amy" Leach
Amelia Leach of Endicott, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.
She was predeceased by her parents Jerome and Coralie Ulatowski. She is survived by her husband Brian; two daughters Meghan Leach and Caitlin Leach, both of Owings Mills, MD.; three sons Brian II and wife Karen Leach, San Francisco, CA., Christopher Leach, Endicott, NY., and Trevor Leach, Bel Air, MD.; a sister Tina Ballin and other sisters and brothers.
She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Endicott. Amelia attended Sherburne High School, John Hopkins, and Vassar School of Nursing. Over the years she worked as an Registered Nurse, taught nursing to LPN students, obtained her insurance licenses and then became a legal nurse consultant. Most recently she worked for the legal aid society as a social security disability advocate. Amy Leach will be most remembered as "Momma Leach" for the numerous lives she touched. She was an avid golfer, loved gardening, and was an active member of the community.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday 10 am at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 701 West Main Street, Endicott. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home Friday from 4-7 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Institute at John Hopkins, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building, Suite 1100, 401 North Broadway, Baltimore, Maryland 21287.
Police Chief Michael Maloney was tragically killed in the line of duty on April 12, 2012, while serving a search warrant.
Chief Maloney served as an Army Reserve Drill Instructor before becoming a police officer and was eventually promoted to Chief of Police for the town of Greenland, N.H., twelve years ago. Michael embodied the Norwich value of service before self to the very end and could be found out in front, where a leader belongs. Please keep Tim and the rest of the Maloney family in your thoughts during this very difficult time.
Services for Chief Maloney were held on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at the Winnacunnet High School athletic field. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chief Michael Maloney Trust, C/O Optima Bank, 26 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, NH 03862.
Jesus M. Mangual
Jesus M. Mangual, Age 86, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on February 14, 2014 at Rockville General Hospital in Rockville, CT. Beloved husband of Nilda L. Mangual. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico on August 28, 1927 to the late Graciliano and Lucia (Medero) Mangual. He is survived by five children; 3 daughters, Theresa and her husband Tamil Anban from Vernon, CT, Ana and her husband Elonto Hernandez from Vernon, CT, Nilda and her husband Anibal Adames from Nashville, TN, and 2 sons, Jesus V. Mangual and his wife Mindy from Lowell, MA and Jesus A. Mangual and his wife Patti from Bermuda Run, NC. and by 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
He loved his country and proudly served as a US Merchant Marine Staff Officer during the Vietnam War. He will be sadly missed and forever loved by his family and many friends and his contagious smile will live in our hearts forever. His family will forever be grateful to the Woodlake of Tolland and Rockville General Hospital staffs that lovingly cared for him.
Family and friends may call the funeral home on Monday, Feb 17th, 4:00-7:00pm. Funeral services will be held at 9:00am on Tuesday, Feb 18th starting from the Ladd-Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home, 551 Talcottville Road, Vernon, CT with a mass at St. Matthews Catholic Church, 111 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT starting at 10:00am. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.com. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.
June M. (Morse) Marchant
June M. (Morse) Marchant, 79, died Friday, February 1, 2008, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. She was the wife of the late Gardner H. Marchant, with whom she shared more than 50 years of marriage.
Born in New London, Conn., on June 4, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Col. George and Pearl (Massison) Morse. After the death of her mother, she was raised by her father and step-mother, the late Elsie (Peterson) Morse, in Gloucester, Mass. She graduated from Gloucester High School in 1946 and then from Framingham State College in 1950. A longtime Framingham, Mass. resident, she had resided in Rockport for more than 20 years.
For many years, June taught language arts and English in the Wellesley, Mass. elementary, junior, and senior high schools. During this time she also directed many musicals at Wellesley High School. She was the recipient of the Redfield Award for outstanding teaching at Wellesley High School. June was a longtime supporter of the Boston Ballet and the Rockport Library Association, as well as the Marine Corps Memorial and Norwich University. She was a member of the Rockport Garden Club and was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan.
She is survived by a sister, Margaret Ann Cox of Camden; and her nieces and nephews, Rebecca and Mark Chafel of Maynard, Mass., Lance and Cindy Briggs of York, Roben and David Selditz of Washington, Roy and Rebecca Briggs of Florida, Michael and Maria Cox of Kansas, and Marshall and Mitchell Cox and Marla Landry, all of Maine. She was the sister of the late Mary Holbrook and Nancy Briggs.
In lieu of flowers, donations in June's name may be made to: The MSPCA 350 S. Huntington Ave. Boston, Massachusetts 02130 or Addison Gilbert Hospital Senior Adult Unit 298 Washington St. Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930.
It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Vincent D. Marino, 72, of Cape Canaveral, FL, on May 24, 2005. There are no further details available at this time.
Erica Irena Matuszewski, daughter of Mark Matuszewski, Class of 1992, of Wakefield, MA, died on Tuesday, October 19 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers, Mass. She was 11 years old. Born in Boston on June 25, 1999 she was the daughter of Mark T. and Cynthia J. (Carlberg) Matuszewski. Erica was raised in Wakefield, MA. She had attended the Dolbeare Elementary School in Wakefield and the Northshore Education Consortium in Beverly. She was also a member of the Community Covenant Church in Peabody.
In addition to her parents, Erica is survived by her brother, Jack M. Matuszewski; her grandparents, David and Eleanor (Moores) Carlberg, and Danusia (Odyniec) Matuszewski. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Erica was predeceased by her grandfather, Teofil Matuszewski.
A visitation will be held at the Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake St., Peabody, MA on Saturday starting at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m. A visitation will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, MA on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Forest Glade cemetery in Wakefield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Northshore Education Consortium, Play Space Fund, 112 Sohier Rd, Beverly, MA 01915.
Peter V. Marsden
Rev. Peter V. Marsden, 72, died peacefully in hospice care in Lancaster, PA on Saturday, July 6, of complications from a stroke. A long-time resident of New England, Peter had spent the last nine years living in Lititz, PA, with his loving wife, Cheryl Krull Marsden.
Peter was raised in Spencer, MA, and attended David Prouty High School, Clark University, Bentley University, and Gordon Theological Seminary. After initially pursuing a career as an accountant, Peter found his calling and became an ordained Congregational minister, spending the next thirty-plus years serving churches in several New England towns: Hampton, Thomaston, Warren, and Woodbury, CT; Springfield, VT; and West Brookfield, MA. Peter worked for another decade as an interim pastor in York Beach and Harpswell, ME; Sturbridge, MA; and Annville, Adamstown, and Mount Joy, PA.
Peter loved sports, specifically the Boston Red Sox, Portland Sea Dogs and UCONN Huskies. Peter was also a softball umpire and basketball referee and frequently participated in town basketball and bowling leagues. He was an avid runner much of his life, completing the Boston Marathon in 1968 and the Litchfield Hills Road Race in June of this year. He enjoyed games of all types but was especially adept at card games. A few months before his death, Peter competed for the tenth time in the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament. Music was another passion, and Peter sang in various church and regional choirs and community musical theater productions.
Using simple listening, eye contact, and kind words, Peter devoted his life to caring for and ministering to others. He will be greatly missed by parishioners, friends, and family. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl Krull Marsden; his older daughter, Valerie Marsden Fitzhugh, her husband, Bill, and their son Wilder; his younger daughter, Joanna Marsden Solfrian, her husband, Scott, and their daughters, Olive and Willa; his brother Harry Marsden, and his sons, Adam and Peter; and Phyllis Isley, the partner of his brother, Edwin, who predeceased Peter. Cheryl's family, her mother and siblings and other relatives, mourn Peter's passing as well. Peter was also predeceased by his first wife, Janet King Marsden.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 13th,at 3pm at the Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, 44 E. Orange St. Lititz, PA. There will be two sets of calling hours, both at the church: Friday, July 12th from 7-9pm and Saturday, July 13th from 1-3pm.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to: Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO 80997-0001. Spacht Funeral Home, Lititz has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Kenneth F. Maxwell
Kenneth F. Maxwell, 91, died on December 29, 2008, at the Treasure Coast Hospice Residence in Fort Pierce.
Kenneth was born in Bethel, Conn., and lived in the area since 1978, coming from New Milford, Conn. He was a World War II veteran of the Marine Corps, serving in the First Marine Division at Guadalcanal. Prior to retirement, he was a salesman in the automobile industry for many years. He was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church in Port St. Lucie. He was a member of BPOE 1870 Stuart/Jensen Beach and the Saints and Sinners Yacht Club in Port St. Lucie. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and a fourth degree knight. He was also a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Connecticut, and a volunteer firefighter with Waterwitch Hose Co. in Connecticut.
Survivors include his wife, Carol E. Maxwell of Port St. Lucie; daughter, Nancy Maxwell of Brandon; sons, Richard Maxwell of Cincinnati, K. David Maxwell of Northfield, Vt., and William Geisel of New Milford; brother, Edward Maxwell of East Norwalk, Conn.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kathryn Maxwell, in 1974.
Memorial contributions may be made to Treasure Coast Hospice, 1201 S.E. Indian St., Stuart, FL 34997.
Mrs. Nancy J. McAllister, 65, of Amherst, MA and Sarasota, FL passed away unexpectedly at her home in Florida with her loving husband, Robert W. McAllister of 16 years and daughter at her side on February 19, 2014. Born in Gloversville, NY she was the daughter of Shirley (Tyrrell) and Albert W. Hoff. She is survived by her daughter Beth (Ron) Podsiadlo, their children Victoria and Amanda, her son Matthew (Colleen) Henry, their children Kyle and Logan, her step-daughter Gretchen (Rob) Archambault, their children Neris and Tighe and her step-son Robert (Mariela) McAllister and their son Robbie. She is also survived by her beloved siblings Dawn, Evelyn, Richard, Cheryl, Mike and Barbara along with their spouses and numerous nieces and nephews. The Memorial Service will be held on Feb. 27, 2014 at 2 PM at the Covenant Life Presbyterian Church, 8490 McIntosh Rd. Sarasota, FL. A second Memorial will be held on Mar. 15, 2014 at 10 AM at the South Congregational Church, 1066 S. East St., Amherst, MA. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Autism Speaks Foundation.
Berta (Soto) "Nena" McIntosh of Norton, formerly of Sharon, Feb. 12, 2014, age 95. Beloved wife of the late William E. Jr. Devoted mother of William III NU’67 & his wife Rachel of the South End, Barbara Chin of Sharon, Jeffrey of Hartford, CT, Lisa McIntosh of Norton, Maria Weiss & her husband Bill of Franklin & the late Patricia McIntosh. Cherished cousin of Dick Millet of San Francisco, CA, Loving "nana" of 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and also survived by many loving nieces, nephews & friends. Funeral from the Alexander F. Thomas & Sons Funeral Home, 45 Common St., WALPOLE, Tuesday morning at 9, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Sharon, at 10AM. Relatives & friends invited. Visiting hours Monday evening from 4:00-8:00PM. Interment at Rock Ridge Cemetery, Sharon. Please, in lieu of flowers all donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association. For directions & guestbook please visit thomasfuneralhomes.com
Patricia A. McIntosh
Patricia A. McIntosh of Pennsylvania, formerly of Sharon, Massachusetts, passed away on December 29, 2010 at age 63. She was the daughter of Berta of Franklin, Massachusetts and the late William E. McIntosh. She was the mother of Katrina M., and her husband Stephen Mancuso of West Virginia, Lt. Col. Robert K. '91 and his wife Alicia Schwarz, USMC of Idaho; sister of William E. III '67 of Boston, Jeffrey P. of Connecticut, Lisa M. McIntosh of Massachusetts, Barbara L. Chin of Massachusetts, Maria E. Weiss of Massachusetts. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Dorene "Dee" Merian
Dorene "Dee" Merian, 80, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, passed away on December 29, 2011 after a short, courageous battle with a terminal illness. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, John Merian, Class of 1952 Class President and two sons Peter and Paul. She earned undergraduate degrees from both California and Rhode Island. She earned her master’s degree from New York University and her Certificate in Writing from Iowa University.
Her professions varied from teaching at Brooklyn and Bergen College to working as a dietitian, nurse, and New York food broker. During her earlier days she was a Trans World Airlines hostess when Howard Hughes was their CEO. Her book "The Best Years of Flying: A Memoir of Howard Hughes & TWA" was a national award winner for 2010 and 2011.
In recent years, she had published six non-fiction books and written magazine articles for three local magazines.
While working on her last book "When Men Become Priests – Around the World", she chose 12 priests for her book. Many are from other nations around the world. Dee believed the 21ST century priest is well educated and multi-lingual. They are a fascinating group of people that she believes deserves more attention.
Mary DiCorrado Milano
Mary DiCorrado Milano 93, of Boston, Massachusetts passed away on December 14, 2009.
Mrs. Milano was introduced early to the world of business. Her parents, Antonio and Salvatese DiCorrado, emigrated from Sicily, and her father opened a jewelry store in the North End before she was born in 1916. She shared her birthday and birthplace with Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, who was born 26 years earlier in the same North End building as Mrs. Milano - a fact she enjoyed disclosing to those with an interest in history.
Inspired by her father’s belief in the value of education, Mary initially considered a career in teaching, and attended college in Framingham at what was then the state Normal School. But there was a family business, and that was the DiCorrado jewelers.
Leaving college before graduating, Mary began working full time at her family’s jewelry store on Hanover Street and took part in every aspect of the business. “She was the seller, she was the buyer, she was the bookkeeper,’’ her son said.
Friends introduced her to Joseph A. Milano Sr., who was from Medford and was studying to be a civil engineer. They courted for five years and married in 1941.
Initially raising their children, Mary Ann and Joseph Jr. in the North End, the family later moved to Medford and Mrs. Milano concentrated on her children’s education, examining the possibilities when it was time for them to enter private secondary schools and taking them to Europe, touring over 15 countries in the early 1960’s, while her husband stayed home to work.
At the beginning of the 1970’s, the Milanos became part owners of the Union Oyster House. A few years later, they bought out the other owners.
Mr. Milano died, in 1977 at the age of 62. Two years earlier, Mrs. Milano’s only sibling - her older brother, Richard - had died. A couple of years later, her mother died, too.
She moved from Medford back into Boston and began going into the restaurant every day, regardless of weather or the encroaching years as she passed 80, and then 90. Mrs. Milano was not only known for her personality, but for her suits as well. She always wore a business suit and never outfitted pants, as they were not ladylike. From nine to five, seven days a week, Mary could be found at her desk beside the oyster bar.
Mrs. Milano is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Milano Picardi and her husband Angelo Picardi; her son, Joseph A. Milano, Jr. and his wife Jill Milano. In addition she leaves five grandchildren, Liesa, Kristen, Joya, Kimberly and Michael and nine great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to St. Anthony's Shrine, 100 Arch Street, Boston, MA 02110-1100.
Lori Ann (Davis) Milbier
Lori Ann (Davis) Milbier, 49, of East Longmeadow, Mass., died September 14, 2007. Lori Ann, the wife of Joseph Milbier, NU Class of 1977, died after a sudden massive brain aneurysm. Lori was born in Springfield on September 16, 1957, and lived her entire life in East Longmeadow. She is the beloved daughter of A. Ronald and Virginia (Verteramo) Davis of East Longmeadow.
Lori was a 1975 graduate of East Longmeadow High School and received her Bachelors Degree in Business Management from American International College in 1979. Lori was proud to be employed at Mass Mutual Life Insurance Company in Springfield as an Information Security Specialist. Lori was actively involved in her children's lives, from the PTO to support for all their sports teams. Lori's family was everything to her and they were blessed to have shared so many precious and important moments together. She was a woman with a big heart and she touched many lives while she was here.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Joseph P. Milbier of East Longmeadow; her adored children, Colleen, Brian and his fiance Caitlin, and Kevin and his friend Lauryn; her parents, A. Ronald and Virginia Davis; her mother in law, Maureen Milbier of Longmeadow; her brother, Scott Davis and his wife Michelle of East Longmeadow; her sister-in-law, Maureen Dunphy and her husband Terry of Westfield; her brothers-in-law, Donald Milbier and his wife Cecelia of Harwichport, MA, William Milbier and his wife Laura of Wilbraham. Lori will also be remembered by her nieces and nephews, Christopher Davis and his wife Melanie, Kathleen Milbier, Kyle Milbier, Brenna Milbier, Matthew Milbier, Maura Milbier and Sean Milbier. She leaves many friends behind to cherish her memory, including her cousin and best friend, Jill Bonavita, her good friends, Larry and Liz Levine and many others. She will also be missed by her family dog, Darby.
Joann Minnick, wife of William Minnick, Class of 1962, passed away on April 9, 2010. She was born July 9, 1940 in Long Island City, Queens, NY. Her parents were Robert William Hurst, an English immigrant and Margaret Mary (Lyons) Hurst, whose parents were Irish immigrants. At age 13 (1953), Joann saw the first-ever show on TV, and had viewed every Academy Awards on TV through 2010. Her earliest hobby was watching movies, and she always aspired to dance like Gene Kelley and look like Audrey Hepburn. Joann graduated from Queens College in 1962, majoring in History and Education. Joann dedicated her life to teaching children. Her subjects ranged from History to English as a Second Language (ESL) and Math. She had New York State and Massachusetts teaching credentials, and taught History in Elmhurst, NY (8th grade) and History in Chelmsford, MA (High School).
Joann married Bill Minnick in 1964. Children, Sue and Kathy, were born near Lexington, Massachusetts where Bill’s work took them. The Minnicks came to Cupertino, CA in September 1971 on a temporary assignment. Because Joann loved California (and didn’t want to return to those New England winters), the family decided to became permanent residents. Travel, quilt making and flower arranging were among Joann’s favorite pastimes. She was so interested in getting the best travel opportunities that she took all the travel agent courses available. She traveled with her family to most states and many countries over the years, and always negotiated and arranged every travel detail. Also, she taught flower-arranging classes, and donated about 100 of her hand-made quilts to charities. She enjoyed taking Zumba, Aerobics and Yoga classes at Cupertino Senior Center and once took a tap dancing class there.
Joann was an active leader in the youth group in the 1980’s and taught Sunday school for many years. In more recent times, she was co-chair of the deacons with Nancy Walter, and as co-chair, participated on the Official Board.
Joann helped establish and was an active member of the Fellowship Committee at Union Church. She made a difference in many people's lives by reaching out and sharing her common sense, compassion and wonderful sense of humor.
Paul R. Morgan
Paul R. Morgan, 61, of Alexandria, VA, a former Norwich University graduate student, who left the Master of Arts in Diplomacy program early, passed away following a heart attack on March 7, 2008.
Paul was drafted into the US Army (USA) and served from 17 Jul 68 to 16 Jul 70 during which he served in Vietnam. He reached the rank of SGT, E-5, and completed his obligation. He then attended the University of Utah and was commissioned through their ROTC program. Paul served in the USA from 10 Jun 74 to 2 Sep 82, reaching the rank of CPT, O-3. He did not retire but chose to come off active duty. He was an Intel Officer and Foreign Area Officer in the Special Forces in Central America.
Paul was a very well decorated soldier after the many years he spent committed to his country. His decorations and awards are National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal with two bronze service stars; Vietnam Campaign Medal w/60 DVC; Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/Palm; Army Commendation Medal; Parachutist Badge; Army Service Ribbon; and Overseas Service Ribbon.
He was 61 years old and was currently a Department of Defense contractor with GS&ES Division, formerly SY Coleman, of L-3 Communcations as the Army G-8 webmaster in the Pentagon. Paul was deeply touched by the Wounded Warriors who came to the Pentagon from Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) every month. The photo above is of Paul on the Freedom Walk outside of the Pentagon, a walk which he truly cherished in remembrance of the victims of September 11, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Theresa Metz; his son, Wayne Morgan; daughter, Hannah Morgan; daughter, Miranda Morgan; mother, Edna Morgan; brother, Bruce (Karen); brother, Keith; sister, Hillary; brother Ray (Debby); and the children of his brothers and sisters.
In lieu of flowers and to remember Paul in a way he would cherish, please give any donations to Operation Helping Hands which is administered by the Chaplain's Office at WRAMC. www.wramc.army.mil/Support/chaplain/Pages/donations.aspx or mail the donation to WRAMC Attn: Chaplain's Office, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20307-5001, MEMO LINE to read OHH or Operation Helping Hands.
L. Page Morrison
Page Morrison of Newport News, VA died peacefully at Riverside Hospital in the early morning hours of April 18, 2015.
Page was born Leone Page Callis to the late Annie Leone Daniel Callis and Rupert Leslie (Hardy) Callis on November 16, 1934 on her beloved Gwynn's Island, VA. She was one of 4 children, Ruby Lena, Leslie Stuart and Nancy Lee.
Her school age years began at Gwynn's Island Elementary School. Each school day she walked to and from school with her cousin, neighbor, classmate and best friend, Shirley Callis as well as a host of other classmates who also attended Gwynn's Island Elementary. Page attended Mathews High School and graduated salutatorian of her Senior Class in 1952. After graduation Page attended Madison College where she was a Dean's List student all 4 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Minor in Social Science in 1956. After graduation she taught 3rd grade for the Princess Anne County School system.
It was there she met the love of her life, a handsome young Army Officer from Schroon Lake, NY, Robert C. Morrison, a graduate of Norwich University, who was stationed at Fort Story, Virginia. Bob and Page would marry on November 16, 1963 at Gwynn's Island Baptist Church. Married for 51 years, Bob and Page would raise their 2 dear children, Ron and Cindy. Traveling in and out of many duty stations including a special move for the family from 1978-1981 to Heidelberg, Germany where Bob worked in logistics for NATO. Possessing a true servant's heart which was essential as a military wife, Page faithfully cared for her family through many moves with her husband and children, where she held life together through her delicious cooking and unconditional love. A woman of faith and the heart of the Morrison family, Page shaped their spirituality by her tireless Christian example.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leone and Hardy Callis, her sister Ruby Lena Nelsen, brother in law, Darvin Nelsen, brother, Leslie Stuart Callis, sister in law Gloria Callis and her mother in law, Lucille Morrison. Her surviving family members include her loving husband of 51 years, Robert C. Morrison, her son, Ron Morrison, her daughter in law, Beth Minick Morrison, her daughter Cindy Morrison-Frey, son in law Evan Frey and her beloved grandchildren, Brandon Robert and Nicole Paige Hatcher, their father, Ted Hatcher, her dear sister, Nancy Lee Weir, brother in law Earl Weir, her only nephew, Dwayne Callis, his wife Donna and their two children Cassie and Ken Callis. We also wish to mention two dear friends of the family, Kim Hinson and Cathy Alexander along with their families who have given the Morrison family unending love and support during this difficult time.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 3:00pm, with a viewing from 1-2:30pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel, 12893 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA. A private family burial will be held at Gwynn's Island Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Gwynn's Island Museum, PO Box 109, Gwynn, VA 23066 in memory of Page Callis Morrison.
Kathy Madere Mulligan
Kathy Madere Mulligan, 57, of Katy, Texas passed away on March 6, 2007. Kathy Madere Mulligan was the wife of Jack Mulligan, NU Class of 1972. Kathy died following a personal and determined battle against breast cancer. Kathy's professional career produced a very successful Notary Services company. An incredible cook, she made the most difficult preparations look easy. She never forgot your birthday. And she made one feel as a friend even upon first meeting.
Kathy is survived by husband; sons Shane and Jonathan; daughter-in-law Gayla; and grandchildren Jason, Danielle,Courtney and Chad. Kathy is also survived by parents Farrell and Isabel as well as brothers and sisters Julian, Keith, Kim, Pamela and Jennifer and their children, as well as many Aunts, Uncles and in-laws.
Ruth B. (Wall) Murray
Ruth B. (Wall) Murray, 92, of Rockland, Mass., formerly of Randolph, Mass., died April 28, 2012, at South Shore Hospital.
Mrs. Murray was born in Boston, Mass., daughter of the late Patrick and Agnes (Deveney) Wall. She was raised and educated in Dorchester, Mass., and was a graduate of Dorchester High School. Ruth made her home in Randolph, Mass., for nearly 60 years and had resided in Rockland, Mass., for the past 15 years. She loved to play the organ and had been very active in St. Mary's Parish in Randolph. Since moving to Rockland, she had continued to be a daily communicant and participated in several prayer groups at Holy Family Church.
Mrs. Murray was the wife of the late Herbert E. Murray. She is survived by her children: Barbara R. Delmonico, Corinne P. Neenan, Joseph G. Murray, Patrick M. Murray NU'76, Maria T. Curry, Herbert M. Murray NU'79, and Christine M. Kouhaila. She was also the mother of the late Ruth M. Falcone. Ruth was predeceased by her siblings, Virginia Rivard, Agnes Leary, Anna Riley, and Dorothea Delano. She is also survived by 38 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
The Murray family will welcome friends and loved ones to celebrate her life at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., Rockland, MA 02370, on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. in Holy Family Church, 403 Union St., Rockland, MA 02370. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, 245 North Street, Randolph, MA 02368.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to www.miracleformaddie.com. For directions or to share a memory on Ruths Tributes page, visit www.magounbiggins.com.
Joan E. Mustapich
Joan E. Mustapich passed away unexpectedly on June 25, 2009. She was the beloved wife of Richard Mustapich for 52 years, and was the loving mother of Cynthia (Louis) Farr, Charles (Lisa) Mustapich '82, and Joanne and Nancy Mustapich.
Condolences may be sent to Chuck at 1 Clark Rd, Bedford, MA 01730.
Edith Cassin Newton
Edith Cassin Newton, 87, of Peterborough, N.H., died June 18, 2006. Edith Cassin Newton, was the widow of Lyndal W. Newton, NU Class of 1939. Newton was born March 14, 1919, in New York City, daughter of Sophie (Freudenthal) and Charles Cassin. She had been a resident of Peterborough since 1986, prior to which she resided in Jaffrey and Nashua.
She was the wife of the late Lyndal W. Newton, who died in September 1984. Edith was a longtime member of the Good Cheer Society in Nashua. She served in the Women’s Army Corps during World War II. She was a member of All Saints Parish in Peterborough, where she was active on many different committees, including the united thank offering committee, the newcomers calling committee and the outreach committee. She was a delegate to Convocation and Diocesan Convention, a volunteer at the Serendipity Shop and was active in Episcopal Women.
Survivors include a son, Robert Newton of Seymour, Conn.; two grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother, Robert Cassin of Rockville, Md.
Katherine Nichols, 96, mother of W. Michael Nichols NU’70, passed away in October 2011. She was the wife of William Nichols, Professor of Chemistry at Norwich from 1948-52 and the Director of the Science Department at Vermont College from 1953-1970.
William A. O'Hear
William A. O'Hear, of West Roxbury, MA, passed away on March 9, 2009.
Bill was a salesman for Wonder Bread for 43 years. He was a member of the "A.M. Crew" at the West Roxbury YMCA, a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 3049 West Roxbury, and was coach for Parkway Babe Ruth Little League and Hockey.
Bill was the beloved husband of Joan (Lattanzio) O'Hear and the loving father of Thomas M. O' Hear '82, Joseph W. O'Hear, and Edward C. O'Hear. He was also the loving grandfather of Billy, Michael, Patty, Caitlin, Dan and Jack. He was the devoted brother-in-law of Madeline Flynn and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's name to the Dana Faber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.
Dalton S. Oliver
Dalton S. Oliver, 86, died peacefully Friday, June 6, 2008 surrounded by his family at his home in Middlebury. He was born in Medina, Tennessee, January 8, 1922, to George W. and Maggie Lou (Cole) Oliver.
The son and grandson of country doctors, he was graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1945. After practicing family medicine for 3 ½ years in the coal-mining area of southeastern Kentucky, he obtained specialty training in ophthalmology at Harvardand Oxford Universities. He practiced ophthalmology in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from 1954 until he retired at age 70 in 1992. He was also on the faculty of the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans for fifteen years. In 1962 he served on the hospital ship HOPE in Peru. As president of the Delta Eye Foundation, he frequently travelled to Montserrat in the West Indies and Honduras to provide voluntary eye surgical care to a rural populace. In 2004 the Dalton S. Oliver Scholarship was established to honor promising students specializing in primary care at the LSU School of Medicine.
From private in the Army during World War II, he rose to Major General in the Air Force Reserve, serving at the Pentagon as Reserve Assistant to the Surgeon General, and eventually becoming Assistant to the Chief of the Air Force Reserve. His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with oak leaf cluster, and Air Forces Reserve Medal.
A part-time and later full-time resident of Middlebury since the late 1970s, he served on the Board of Fellows and the Board of Trustees of Norwich University for many years. He was also the first president of the Partridge Society. In 1999 he established the Dalton Oliver Lectureship in the Humanities.
A long-time Episcopalian, he was an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, LA, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury. He also served on the Deployment Board of the National Episcopal Church.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy (Johnson) Oliver of Middlebury; three children by first wife Irene (Manning) Oliver: son Victor of Baton Rouge, LA; daughters Nancy Hutchinson of Coronado, CA; and Lucy Scheffy of Dallas, TX; and two daughters by second wife Dorothy: Amy Beaupre of Middlebury; and Jill Oliver of Los Angeles, CA. He is also survived by 3 stepdaughters: Sandra Bigner of Mebane, NC; Pam Davis of Middlebury; and Ann Solar of Baton Rouge, LA, as well as a niece, a nephew, 10 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. He was predeceased by two brothers, Weldon and Wilbur Oliver.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 223, Middlebury, Vermont 05753.
Barbara Greer Painter
Barbara Greer Painter, beloved wife of James Johnson (Norwich 1984) passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Colorado Springs Memorial Hospital. She was the daughter of Gerald and Jackie Painter, former staff members at Norwich University and residents of Northfield for many years.
We celebrate Barbara's life with treasured memories and rejoice in her accomplishments in the field of medicine despite a lifetime of personal health challenges beginning at the age of 14. Barbara was born in Berkeley, California and graduated in 1972 from Berkeley High School. In 1976 she graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in zoology. Her love of medicine led her later to Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, from where she graduated as a Physician’s Assistant (PA) in 1982.
Barbara interned with Dr. Kevin Crowley of Northfield, Vermont, then practiced with Dr. David Butsch and Dr. William Segel at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vermont, where she was the first female PA on the staff. After leaving Vermont, she trained as a surgical PA at Johns Hopkins University. She then put her valuable skills to work at as a member of the PA staff at Shady Grove Hospital, Rockville, Maryland, and the Emergency Room Staff at Frederick Memorial Hospital, Frederick, Maryland. Also during her years in Maryland, Barbara taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University.
Barbara is survived by her husband Jim of 25 years, her parents, her sister and brother-in-law, Maureen and Craig Vanek, and their children Russell and Katherine. Barbara also leaves behind a large and loving extended family, co-workers and many friends.
Barbara's life was celebrated on Friday, April 18 at Grace Episcopal Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The following day her ashes were lovingly spread by her family and friends over the site on the Colorado prairie where Barbara and Jim had planned to build their new home. The family requests that memorial donations be made to the Kreitzberg Library of Norwich University or to the American Cancer Society.
Avery D. Palmer
Avery D. Palmer, 76, of Charlotte, Vt., passed away on September 23, 1992. No further information is available.
Marilyn (Hartley) Picerelli
Marilyn (Hartley) Picerelli, 53, died peacefully at Women & Infants Hospital on Saturday, January 29, 2011 after a brave fight against breast cancer. She was the beloved wife of Robert Picerelli, NU Class of 1975, for over 18 years and the loving mother of two sons, Peter and James. A resident of Tiffany Circle, Barrington, RI, for most of her life, her family recently resided in Warren, RI. A life-long parishioner of St. Luke's in Barrington, she was born in Providence, RI the daughter of the late Robert and Elizabeth Hartley.
A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Marilyn was a vice president of sales at Sanditz/Pearson Travel and served as a travel consultant for the Big East Conference. Previously she was a co-owner and operator of Church Travel and Worldtek Travel in Barrington. A life-long sports enthusiast, Marilyn won the R.I. Golf Association Mixed Team Championship four times and played on RIWGA teams matched against other states. She organized and played in numerous charity golf tournaments; most notably St. Mary's Home for Children, and a team event for the American Cancer Society which led to a trip to the national finals at PGA National in Florida. Marilyn won the New England doubles and mixed doubles racquetball championship in 1983 and was a RI female state singles champion.
In 2009, Marilyn was inducted into the Barrington High School Athletic Hall of Fame and she will be inducted into the Rhode Island Interscholastic Hall of Fame in May. She was the first Barrington female athlete to make three All-State First Teams in one year for tennis, basketball and track and went on to play multiple varsity sports in college.
Besides her husband and sons, she leaves a brother, Richard Hartley, and his wife, Carol, of South Kingstown, RI; and a sister, Peggy, and her husband, Tim Hickey, of North Augusta, SC. She was the beloved aunt of Scott, Robert, Elizabeth, David and Michael. She was also a dear friend to a multitude of people that she touched through her endeavors in the travel industry, sports, charitable activities, and her sons' lives.
Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 beginning with an 8:45am procession from the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home (350 Willett Avenue, Riverside, RI) to St. Luke's Church (Washington Road, Barrington, RI) where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday 4-8 pm. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Marilyn's memory to the Peter and James Picerelli College Fund at 12 Long Lane, Warren, RI 02885 would be deeply appreciated. www.wrwatsonfuneralhome.com.
Marie A. Pecoraro
PECORARO Marie A. (Saunders), age 93, of Ipswich, September 30, 2014.
Wife of the late Joseph M. Pecoraro.Mother of Joseph J. Pecoraro of Stoneham, Marie Eckstrom of Sierra Madre, CA and Janet Appel of Chatsworth, CA. Sister of Francis X. Saunders of Jacksonville, FL and Arthur Saunders of Quincy. Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Funeral from the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home, 4 Common St., STONEHAM, Monday at 9 A.M. followed by a funeral mass at St. Patrick Church, 73 Central St., Stoneham at 10 A.M. Interment will be in the Bourne National Cemetery at 1:15 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the charity of your choice.
Marilyn G. (Bills) Pierce
Marilyn G. (Bills) Pierce, 56, wife of Jack Bradley Pierce NU'72 of Gloucester, Mass., died on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at the Addison Gilbert Hospital following a brief illness.
She was born in Brattleboro, Vt., on January 27, 1954, daughter of the late Allen Hubert and Gertrude Louise (Ubbink) Bills. Marilyn was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High, Class of 1972. In her earlier years, she was employed for the Book Press and Howard Johnsons, both in Brattleboro, Vt. She also worked for at The Anchorage Inn in East Gloucester, Mass. for several years, and later at the Barry Hogan Rehabilitation Center and Group Home in Danvers, Mass.
She was a special lady with a very big heart who contributed to many charities, her favorite being the Open Door Food Pantry. She always wanted to help those in need. She enjoyed shopping for others at the thrift store and going to yard sales. Her favorite pastime was to spend quality time with her five grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Bradley Pierce of Gloucester, Mass.; her son, Dan Lavalla and his wife, Erin, of Andover, Mass.; her daughter, Ragen Rounds and her boyfriend, Michael Calcavecchia, of Gloucester, Mass.; two step-daughters, Loran Caputo and her husband, Frank, of Magnolia, Mass., and Kristin Ross and her husband, Mark, of Essex, Mass.; five grandchildren, Ryen Cahill of Gloucester, Mass., Aria and Jack Caputo of Magnolia, Mass., Ava and Stephen Ross of Essex, Mass.; her sister, Laurel Bills Ellis of Putney, Vt.; four brothers, Warren Candee of South Edgemont, Mass., Theodore Candee and his wife, Louise, of South Windsor, Conn., Allen C. Bills and his wife, Gail, of Texarkana, Texas, and Marshall P. Bills and his wife, Emerlinda, of Mentone, Calif.; her best friends, Jane Lantier of Farmington, N.H., Patricia Prendergast of Gloucester, Mass., and Judy Cody of Danvers, Mass.; the family dog, Nikki; her close Rotary and Chamber of Commerce families, and many others. She was predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Candee Wheeler; a brother, Norman S. Bills; and a brother-in-law, Douglas Ellis.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her name to the Open Door Food Pantry, 28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930.
Condolences may be sent to:
Mr. J. Brad Pierce
1A Becker Lane
Gloucester, MA 01930-2130
Mary Flave Pisciotta
Mary Flave Pisciotta, 71, of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., passed away July 17, 2006. Mary Flave Pisciotta, was the wife of Alex Pisciotta, Jr., NU Class of 1950. Mary was born and raised in West Los Angeles, California. She graduated from Marlborough High School and later from USC with a BS degree in Business Administration. She was a member of the Theta Sorority. In 1955 she married David J. Reed Jr. and has two children, David J. Reed III and Stephanie Jeanne. In 1980 she married Alex Pisciotta Jr. Their love of horses has been a central theme in their 25 years of marriage.
Mary belonged to The Junior League, The Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society. She was an avid gardener and an accomplished writer and photographer.
She is survived by her husband Alex; stepdaughters Karen Pue, Kathryn Pisciotta, and Marykay Pisciotta; son David Reed; daughter Stephanie Houge; brother Peter Bilheimer; and six grandchildren.
Beatrice "Betty" Sargent Pyper
Beatrice "Betty" Sargent Pyper, 82, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008, at the Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach. Betty was the wife of Gordon Pyper, former Professor of Civil Engineering, Director of Programs and Head of the Department of Engineering and Technology, and Honorary Fellow
Betty was born May 28, 1926, in Ayer, Mass., to Ralph and Marjorie Moison Sargent. She had lived in Groton, Mass., Mt. Hermon, Mass., Ann Arbor, Mich., Galesburg, Ill., and Northfield and Springfield, Vt., before moving to Vero Beach 11 years ago from South Hero.
A devoted wife and mother, Betty performed volunteer work with many organizations including The Northfield Red Mitten; was co-author, editor and publisher of the Northfield Cookbook; taught cake decorating; and served as Welcome Wagon hostess for eight years among many other endeavors.
Betty also enjoyed many activities from skiing, square dancing, knitting, sailing, fishing, bridge and other interests. She was a member of the Community Church of Vero Beach and the Scottish Society of the Treasure Coast.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Gordon R. Pyper; sons Dexter Gordon Pyper of Vero Beach and Timothy Stewart Pyper and his wife Sallie of Burlington; daughter Donna Marjorie Schipke of Wyckoff, N.J.; and grandchildren Ashtin Dubuque, Frederick Schipke III and Chelcie Schipke, all of New Jersey, and Anthony R. Pyper of Vermont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Support Group, 2501 27th Avenue Suite A3, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or the VNA/Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.
Haydee Raimondo, mother of Michelle (Raimondo) Danielson '88 and Richard Raimondo '89, passed away on December 23, 2010. No further information is available at this time.
Jean W. Rinker
Jean W. Rinker, 66, wife of former executive councilor Earl A. Rinker, III died January 11th at her home in Concord from cancer. She is survived by her husband of nearly 30 years and two daughters, Carrie Griffiths and her husband, Charles, of Rye and Sarah Keating and her husband, Michael MacDonald, of Keene and by four grandchildren, Tom and Amelia Griffiths and Ella and Sophie MacDonald. She also leaves three stepchildren, Earl A. Rinker, IV and his wife Donna, and Karen Rinker, both of Manchester and Karla Armenti and her husband Charles, of Bedford and four step grandchildren, Elizabeth and Samantha Rinker and Stephen and David Armenti.
Mrs. Rinker lived in New Hampshire most of her adult life and enjoyed working at a wide variety of jobs ranging from serving as the alcohol/drug counselor at the Tirrell House in Manchester to pioneering as a consultant to the Manchester School Department Middle School Student Assistance Program.
She has been the Hillside Middle School Student Assistance Coordinator for the past 16 years. Loved by the Hillside students, they dedicated the 2007 school year book to her for the second time in four years. The students also dedicated the 2007 school video in her honor.
In 2006 she and her husband moved to the Havenwood-Heritage Heights Retirement Community in Concord.
She enjoyed collecting antiques, reading, decorating, travel, theater, and working with her students. She was a member of the East Congregational Church in Concord.
She graduated from Towle Highs School (Now Newport High School) in 1959 and received her B.A. degree from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. in 1963 with a major in English Literature. At the age of 46 she obtained her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Southern NH University (formerly New Hampshire College). She was a certified English teacher as well as having been a certified alcohol and drug counselor.
Margaret Deal Robie
Margaret Deal Robie, 100, a lifelong resident of Waterbury, passed away peacefully at Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center on Monday, Feb. 11, 2008. Born in Waterbury on Dec. 18, 1907, she was the daughter of the late John and Nellie (Billings) Deal.
Margaret was a 1927 graduate of Waterbury High School and continued her education at Montpelier Seminary. Busy as a homemaker and raising her family, Margaret also worked at the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, retiring as night supervisor after 35 years of service. Her memberships included Queen Esther Chapter #7 OES and the Waterbury Congregational Church. Margaret enjoyed traveling in her later years and found complete joy in the comfort and companionship of her family.
Margaret is survived by her two sons, William D. Robie and his wife, Penny, of Waterbury, and Ronald A. Robie and his wife, Sherry, of Grand Prairie Texas; her grandchildren, Michael Robie, William S. Robie, Laurie Haniuk, Leanne Robie and Deanne Graham; four great-grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by four brothers, Walter Deal, Bill Deal, Jake Deal and Harry Deal, and a sister, Thelma McAllister.
It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Fredricka Sargent, widow of Dr. Winston A. Y Sargent, NU class 1921. There are no further details available at this time.
Harriet Elizabeth Head Schwarzer
Harriet Elizabeth Head Schwarzer, 86, of Loyalton of Staunton died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, in Augusta Medical Center. Born May 24, 1922, in Detroit, Michigan, she was the daughter of Harley Glen Head and Ester Laurel (Barnes) Head. She was graduated from Syracuse University, Phi Beta Kappa, in December 1941, and earned a Master of Arts from Norwich University-Vermont College in October 1990. She was a founder of "The Key," a thrift shop affiliated with Saint Peter's Episcopal Church in Cazenovia, New York. She served on the Board of Trustees of Cazenovia College, as well as on the Board of Trustees of the Cazenovia Public Library. She was a docent at "Lorenzo," a New York State Historic Site, and a published poet.
Mrs. Schwarzer was predeceased by Franklin John Schwarzer, her husband of 58 years, a veteran of World War II. Mr. and Mrs. Schwarzer were longtime members of The Metropolitan Club in New York City. Surviving her are a brother, Truxton Head, of Hobe Sound, Fla.; three daughters, Louise S. Harrison of Staunton, Margaret Katherine Schwarzer of Brookline, Mass. and Mary Schwarzer-Hampton of Lee, N.H.; a son, Joseph Karl Schwarzer, II of Hatteras Island, N.C.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Dr. Appleton Seaverns
Dr. Appleton Seaverns, 90, of Suffield, Conn., died March 11, 2007. Dr. Seaverns served as a Trustee at Norwich from 1971-1979, and remained a Trustee Emeritus for the rest of his life. Born on November 17, 1916 in New York City, he was the only son of the late Charles Frederick Taft Seaverns and Mary Bushnell (Hillyer) Seaverns. Appleton grew up in Hartford and graduated from Kingswood School in 1934 , after which he studied for a year at Deerfield Academy. He went on to graduate with a B.A. from Williams College in 1939, and Trinity College with an M.A. in 1950. Appleton was honored with an M.A. from Colby College in 1957, an L.H.D. from Trinity College in 1966, a Doctorate of Education from Norwich University in 1968 and Headmasters Association Honors in 1962.
He served his country during World War II from 1941-1946 with the U.S. Army, retiring with a rank of Major of infantry. An educator all of his life, he taught modern languages and coached baseball and football at the Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara, CA from 1939-1940. He returned to Hartford to teach and coach at Kingswood School from 1947-1952. In 1952 he went to Suffield Academy as Headmaster where he served until 1972. Suffield thrived under his leadership where he formed a talented and diverse faculty and student body that continues today. He served as Capital Gifts Chair from 1972-1976 and received a Distinguished Service Citation from the school in 1976. In addition to teaching, coaching and doing college placement at Suffield, he served as President of the Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall in Hartford and of its Board of Trustees from 1947-1981 after which he remained an honorary trustee for the rest of his life. The Bushnell was built by his family to honor his great-grandfather, the Reverend Horace Bushnell.
A generous and modest man, with a good sense of humor, Appleton commanded respect from all those who knew him. He was an avid, skilled fly- fisherman and hunter who loved the outdoors and was devoted to conservation issues and causes. He founded the Blackledge Fishing Club in Marlborough and spent much time Atlantic salmon fishing in Canada and throughout the world with family and friends. He also served as a Trustee at the Hartford Seminary Foundation, Oxford School in West Hartford, McLean Home and Game Refuge in Simsbury, and the Children's Museum of West Hartford. He was a Director of the Atlantic Salmon Foundation and Federation, past President of the Connecticut State Troopers Memorial Scholarship Committee, President of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and founder and former President of the WALKS Foundation in Hartford.
He also received the Thomas Hooker Award from the Ancient Burial Ground Association. He was on the Advisory Board of the Connecticut Forest and Park Association and a member of the Connecticut River Salmon Association and the Connecticut River Watershed Council. He was a member of the Anglers Club of New York, Doolittle Club in Norfolk, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, the Williams Club of New York, Antiquarian & Landmarks Society, Connecticut Historical Society, Megunticook Golf Club and Camden Yacht Club in Camden , ME. He was an honorary Trustee of the United Mid-Coast Charities Board in Camden and past member of the Jupiter Island Club and Hobe Sound Yacht Club in Hobe Sound, FL.
He leaves a son, Charles Bushnell Seaverns of Darien; two daughters, Virginia Seaverns Hilyard and her husband David M. of Suffield, and Mary Seaverns Saner and her husband, Robert J. Saner, II of Chestertown, MD; five grandchildren, Catherine Robbins Hilyard and Benjamin Appleton Hilyard and his wife Lauren Rosebush Hilyard of New York City, Lucy Burroughs Saner and Leigh Hillyer Saner of Chestertown, MD, and Lindsay Hodges Seaverns of Palm Beach, FL. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanice (Hodges) Seaverns; and his sister, Dotha Seaverns Welbourn of Rolling Hills, CA.
Jin Hi "Sam" Schutzmeister
Jin Hi "Sam" Schutzmeister, age 78, of Winter Park, Fla., passed away on June 24, 2012, of complications from metastatic lung cancer. She shared the past 49 years with her devoted husband, Willie Schutzmeister NU'56. The only significant time apart was Willie's deployment to Vietnam in 1967 and Willie's death just five months ago, they are back together now.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Jin Hi Kim was an Olympic caliber volleyball player whose dreams were derailed by the Korean War. While employed by the US Military Exchange, she met Willie during his Army assignment in 1959, then married in 1963. "Sam" came to Winter Park in 1977 following Willie's 21-year career in the U.S. Army. An Army Wife and hostess during the 1960s & 70s, a Swim Team Mom during the 1970s & 80s and a grandmother of 4 for the past 17 years, Sam was the loving, dedicated and caring matriarch of the Schutzmeister family.
More recently, Sam and Willie traveled extensively with their longtime friends; many of these friends met regularly to bowl, play some Texas Hold-em, and always shared updates on their children. Family, friends and neighbors have fond memories of Sam's booming voice at swimming pools and baseball fields, as well as her extraordinary command of the English language.
Sam is survived by her son, Colonel Scott Schutzmeister of Springfield, VA, his wife, Shawn and his children, Savannah and Shane; her daughter, Kim Rizzo of Winter Park and her children, Gamble and William.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations toward the VITAS Innovative Hospice Care (http://www.vitascharityfund.org/).
Wilma P. Selleck
Wilma Patricia Selleck, 94, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family on March 19, 2015.
Wilma was born in Rutland Town, along with her fraternal twin, William, on March 17, 1921, to William J. and Theresa Hanley Burke. She attended Rutland High School, graduating in the class of 1939 and then attended Rutland Business College. She also worked at the WPA running a switchboard and mimeographing and later moved to Montpelier to work for the Office of Transportation, rationing gas during the war. She lived briefly in Virginia and New Jersey while her husband Jim was in the service and moved back to Rutland after the war where she resided until her death.
She is survived by her sons Peter A. Selleck and Robert J. Selleck of Rutland, and her daughter Patricia Chestnut and husband Tom of Santa Maria, CA. She was a proud and loving Grandmother and Great grandmother of three granddaughters, two great granddaughters and two great grandsons. She is also survived by her sisters Eileen Hadeka and Doreen Beauchamp and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Jim after 67 years of marriage, her brothers William and Barry Burke and three sisters, Carmen McDonald, Francis Shouldice and Geraldine McGarry.
She was a long time active member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and the St. Anne Society. Wilma's favorite poem follows: The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.
Donations in her memory may be made to The Rutland Open Door Mission, 31 Park St., Rutland, VT 0570 or to Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Assn., P.O. Box 787, Rutland, VT 05702.
Mary E. (Carr) Simeone
Mary E. (Carr) Simeone, a resident of Weston, Mass., and Stuart, Fla., and formerly of Needham, Mass., and Charlestown Mass., passed away into eternal life on Sunday, March 4, 2012, at her home in Weston surrounded by her loving family after a short illness. She was 88 years old.
Mary was born in Somerville, Mass., on January 6, 1924, the eldest daughter and one of nine children to the late Francis H. Carr and Anne A. (Collins) Carr. Mary grew up in Charlestown, Mass., where she attended grade school and graduated from Girls Latin School in Boston in 1941. She then attended Regis College and was a member of the graduating class of 1945. Mary attended American Airlines School in 1945 and flew with American Airlines until 1958 when she met her future husband Chub.
Mary was a member of The Regis College Alumni, American Airlines Kiwi Club, and the Charles River Country Club. She was also a member of St. Julia's Catholic Church in Weston, Mass., and St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Stuart, Fla.
Mary is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years, Salvatore "Chub" Simeone; children: Frances Simeone, Ann Pace and her husband, Alfred, Lisa Ewanouski and her husband, Robert, and Michele Abrecht and her husband, Cliff; grandchildren: Zach, Mary Elizabeth, Francesca, Lichele, Ford, Bianca, Tripp, Lexi, Noah, Isabella, Declan, Charlie, Severino, Charlotte, Sonny, Stella Rose, Quinton, Michele, Rocco, and Gus; siblings: Philip, Sr. and his wife, Mary, William, Frank, Jr., John, Joseph, Robert, and Thomas; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Anne L. Donahue.
Visiting hours for Mary will be held today, Thursday, March 8, 2012, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 1305 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA 02492. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mary's funeral on Friday, March 9, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home in Needham, Mass., followed by her Funeral Mass in St. Joseph's Church, 1360 Highland Avenue, Needham, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will be at Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Mary's name to Autism Speaks, 1 East 33rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016, or Team Lexi, National Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown St., Suite 2D, Watertown, MA 02472.
Julie Angela Watts Skillings
Julie Angela Watts Skillings, 69, of North Yarmouth, ME and Bonita Springs, FL, died at her Maine home on Jan. 1, 2009, after a courageous battle with several cancers. She was surrounded by her loving husband and children as she passed from this life to the next.
She was born on Oct. 2, 1939 in Barre, VT, the daughter of Atea (BaiRossi) and Ralph Sheldon Watts. She was educated in Barre schools and graduated from Spaulding High School, class of '57. She attended the University of Vermont, graduating from the School of Dental Hygiene in 1959. She was a sister of Delta Delta Delta Sorority.
"The first day I met her, I knew I would marry her." Julie married James Andrew Skillings on June 12, 1959, and they were blessed with four children. While stationed in Illesheim, Germany with her husband, she was president of the Officers Wives Club. In 1967 the family returned to Maine and Julie was involved with the Junior League of Greater Portland, the Gorham Garden Club, and the Royal River Sweet Adelines. While in Bonita Springs, she was very involved with the Highland Woods Golf Community, was instrumental in establishing many of its social activities, and was president of the Homeowners Association and the Women's Golf Association.
Julie enjoyed sewing, knitting and quilting. She had a phenomenal mathematical mind, which served her exceptionally well at duplicate bridge and any card game for that matter. She was a role model to her family in her moral strength, honesty and generosity. She was a woman of character, determination and heart who expressed her love not only in words but on a daily basis in her actions. Always supportive, nonjudgmental and welcoming of everyone she met, she was a faithful friend to the end. To her husband, "she was the most marvelous mother and grandmother, and nothing was more important to her than her family."
Julie is survived by her husband of 49 1/2 years, James Skillings '59, of North Yarmouth and Bonita Springs; her daughter, Jodi Coffee, and her husband, Timothy, of Windham; her daughter, Judi Hawkes, and her husband, Richard, of Cumberland; her son, James Skillings, and his wife, Gina, of North Yarmouth; her son, Donald Skillings, and his wife, Kathleen, of Skowhegan; her grandchildren, Natasha and husband Jason, Joshua, Matthew, Christina, Richard, Olivia, Elizabeth, Jessica, Cameron and Matthew; her brother, Loren Watts, and his wife, Peggy, of Florida, as well as her many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Barbara Boyce.
Visiting hours will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, ME. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME. A reception will follow in the church hall. Burial will occur June 12, 2009, in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, ME.
The Skillings family has created a memorial of Julie's life that is available at http://www.mem.com
. Please visit Julie's memorial to share your condolences, memories and wishes with the Skillings family.
The Skillings family would like to thank Drs. Antin, Ku-Ruth and Ryan; the nurses and staff of the Gibson Pavilion at Maine Medical Center; and the nurses and staff at Brigham-Women's Hospital Ward 6A in Boston for the outstanding care each had given to Julie and the family during her hospitalizations.
In lieu of flowers for those who wish, donations may be made in Julie's memory to: Maine Children's Cancer Program, 100 U.S. Route 1, Unit 107, Scarborough, ME 04074. Please note Julie's name on your gift, as it will be disbursed for specific purposes, per Julie and Jim's wishes.
Condolences may be sent to Jim's attention at: 12 Pine Ridge Rd Apt A, North Yarmouth, ME, 04097. The Norwich community's thoughts are with Jim and his family during this difficult time.
John Edmund Slater
John Edmund Slater, 89, passed away, September 4, 2011. He was the only child of Margaret and John Edmund Slater Sr of Yonkers New York.
He retired from McGraw Hill in 1995 as Senior Vice President of the Energy Information Services Group, and Publisher of Power and Electrical World. During the 1970’s, he pioneered business talks with China establishing an early foothold for the company in that expanding market.
In WWII John was a forward observer with the 34th Field Artillery Battalion (9th Infantry Division) where he courageously defended the Elsenborn Ridge during the Battle of the Bulge.
He was president of the U.S. Court Tennis Association from 1971 to 1988. In 2008 they honored his lifelong contribution by inducting John into their Hall of Fame.
John is survived by his wife Kate, of Fayetteville, NC. He is also survived by his three children, Nathaniel Slater, Sarah Slater, Gifford Slater NU'79; five step children, Wendell Holmes, Walker Holmes Haigh, John Holmes, Charles Holmes and Kate Holmes; and 17 grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to John E Slater Ezra Cornell Scholarship Fund in Ithaca NY.
Patricia J. Slingo
Patricia J. Slingo, 66, of Clearwater, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2010. She is survived by her loving husband, James Slingo, Class of 1955; her son, James; daughter; Maura; stepdaughters, Donna & Leisa; stepson James F. & 2 grandsons
Marguerite E. Sonnenberg
Marguerite E. Sonnenberg, 84, of Bradenton, Fla., passed away on August 7, 2005. Marguerite E. Sonnenberg, was the wife of Walter A. Sonnenberg, NU Class of 1949. She was born March 7, 1921, in Saint Albans, N.Y., and came to Sarasota in 1964 from Lexington, Mass. She was a registered nurse in New York. She was a life member of the Sarasota Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and a member of Church of the Nativity in Sarasota. She served in the Navy Reserve.
She is survived by her son, Scott; a sister, Shirley Baker; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Marguerite's husband, Walter A. Sonnenberg, NU Class of 1949 passed away on July 17, 2007, just less than year after his dear wife.
Frank J. Sposato
Sposato, Frank Jr., 63, of Land O Lakes, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014. He was born in Bronx, NY on May 4, 1951 and worked as a Financial Planner.
Graveside services will be conducted on Thursday, July 10 at 10 a.m. at Trinity Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Gavin Symes, brother of Landers Symes, Class of 1987, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2009.
Visiting hours will be held at the residence of Al and Barbara Symes, 27 Phillips Avenue, Rockport, MA, on Friday, May 1, 2009 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in memory of Gavin Symes to the Newburyport Public Library Children's Room, 94 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950.
Vivian B. Taylor
NORTHFIELD - Vivian Bryan Taylor, 93, a longtime Northfield resident, died Aug. 24 at Mayo Rehabilitation and Continuing Care in Northfield, Vermont.
Born June 24, 1921, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, she grew up a resident of both Mississauga, Ontario, and Winnetka, Illinois, where she graduated from New Trier High School. Vivian went on to Northwestern University, where she completed both her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees and became a member of Chi Omega sorority.
While at Northwestern, Vivian met her future husband, William "Pop" Adams Bryan. Vivian and Will were married on Sept. 26, 1942. Vivian enjoyed the life of a college professor's wife, and they settled in Northfield, Vermont, in 1952 to raise their family.
This was the beginning of a lifelong affiliation with Norwich University.
Norwich was a family affair with Vivian working at the Norwich library, serving on the Board of Fellows and becoming a Medallion winner. She was also honored as a Norwich University honorary alumna in 2000. Mom and Pop Bryan welcomed countless Norwich Cadets into their home over a period of 50 years. More than one cadet graduated from Norwich due in large part to their support and guidance. Many former students stayed in touch with Mom for decades and enriched her life with their visits. Norwich Homecoming was always looked forward to with great anticipation to renew friendships and recall wonderful memories.
Vivian went back to college later in life, graduating in 1970 with her Master of Library Science degree and becoming the state of Vermont law librarian. Upon retirement, she immediately volunteered at the Norwich University Krietzberg Library for the next 20 years. Vivian believed in giving back to the community, serving as a Boy Scout leader, being an active member of SERV and a member of the Norwich University Staff/Faculty Club.
Vivian loved to travel and managed to see many parts of the world. She was recognized as a founding member of the Northfield Savings Bank Passport Club and went on wonderful adventures with her best friend, Libby Hambleton, and her daughter-in-law, Dale Bliven.
Vivian was an avid skier, becoming a member of the 70-plus club and continuing to cross-country ski long after she gave up downhill. She also enjoyed going to Norwich hockey games, especially in her later years with her son Michael.
Vivian was predeceased by her husbands, William Bryan in 1988, and John Taylor in 1995. She was also predeceased by two grandchildren, Ross and Justin, who died in infancy.
Vivian is survived by her two sons, Shawn Bryan and his wife, Helen, and Michael Bryan and his wife, Jane; grandchildren Rachel, Erin, Jennifer and Grace; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 29, at Christ Church, State Street, Montpelier, Vermont. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in memory of Vivian may be made to Mayo Healthcare Inc., 71 Richardson St., Northfield, VT 05663.br />
Bernice "Bunny" H. (Bronstein) Tye
Bernice "Bunny" H. (Bronstein) Tye, a resident of Lowell, MA, entered into rest, April 5, 2010, at D'youville Senior Care, her loving family at her side. She was the beloved wife of Leslie H. Tye, Class of 1951, with whom she would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this May.
Born in Kinston, N.C., she was the daughter of the late David and Pearl (Rosenblatt) Bronstein. She received her early education in the Kinston School System, and was a graduate of Grainger High School with the Class of 1946, and matriculated to the Women's College at the University of North Carolina with a BA in education. Bernice continued her education at Lowell State College to further her teaching career.
She was a dedicated teacher for over 29 years, having taught at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, the Billerica Schools and the majority of her teaching career in the Lowell School System, retiring in 1996. She was a former member of Temple Beth El, where she taught Sunday school and was President of the Sisterhood and a lifetime member of Hadassah. More recently, she and her husband Leslie were members of Congregation Beth Israel in Andover.
Mrs. Tye was a member of the Retired Educators of Massachusetts, and was a very active member of the O.T.C., helping people better their lives for a brighter future. She was a Denmother for Cub Scout Pac 3 in Lowell and was involved with the PTA at the Morey School. In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening, cro-cheting, knitting, Mah Jongg and volunteering at several area pre-schools.
Mrs. Tye was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother and she has left a lifetime of wonderful memories for family and the many people that she touched.
Donations in her memory to Congregation Beth Israel or American Parkinson Disease Assoc., 135 Parkinson Plaza, Staten Island , NY 10305.
Marlene A. (Paduchowski) Valhouli
Marlene A. (Paduchowski) Valhouli, 75, of Cape Canaveral, FL, a retired office manager for Atlas Transportation, died Friday, May 30, 2008 at Cape Canaveral Hospital.
She was born in Andover. She came to Florida in 1999 from Massachusetts. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, George Valhouli '62 of Cape Canaveral; son, Gary Rosinski (Jane) of Dracut; daughter, Gail Rosinski of Cape Canaveral; two grandchildren, Matthew Rosinski and Laura Tillson, both of Dracut; and two great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, Emanuel Paduchowski and Emma (Tyzbir) Paduchowski.
Jean Van Ness
Jean Van Ness, 79, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on November 3, 2008. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband Dick, a 1952 graduate of Norwich; a son, Jim, and his wife, Leslie; two daughters, Heidi, and her husband, Eugene, and Tina and her husband, Brad. She was predeceased by her son, Derek, in 1994. She leaves 5 grandchildren; Alissa, Casey, Chelsea, Erik, and Haley, all of whom she loved dearly.
As a proud military wife who moved 34 times in 56 years of marriage, she always made a loving home for her family. Her two favorite places were Hawaii and Cape Cod. Jean was honored by the Secretary of Defense for her outstanding participation of the 1975 baby lift and refugee relocation from Vietnam. With her family at her side she met every plane of returning Vietnam POW's and was active in the U.S.O. Her family wishes to thank the Doctors and staff of Queens Medical center and a special Mahalo to Dr. Joe Grote.
Donations in Jean's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, The National Kidney Foundation, and the USO or Hawaiian Humane Society.
Naomi Waddell of Houston, Texas passed away on December 8, 2006. Naomi Waddell was the wife of Bill Waddell, NU Class of 1944. Born June 26, 1926 in Plymouth, MA. She was devoted to her family, friends, the arts, and nature and will be missed by all who were privileged to know her. Naomi graduated from Jackson-von Ladau School of Fashion in Boston, followed by a career as a freelance artist in the many cities in which she and Bill lived, including Chicago, Philadelphia, the Boston area and The Woodlands. In addition to her art and homemaking skills, Naomi devoted many hours to a variety of civic organizations in each city in which she lived. Locally, she was a Life Member of the Woodlands Art League and was actively involved for 22 years. She was named the 1997 Woman of Distinction by the Montgomery County Women's Council of Organizations, and was a volunteer at The Woodlands library.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Bill, and their three children: Wendy Parker and husband Bill; Lynne Fox and husband Bill; Jeff Waddell and wife Lisa; grandsons Bryan Parker; Jason Parker and wife Molly; brother Glenn McNeil; and special granddog Sam.
Nancy Wahlin, 75, of Ormond Beach, Fla., passed away September 30, 2005. Nancy was the widow of Ronald J. Wahlin, NU Class of 1951. Nancy was born in Newton, Mass., and moved to Florida in 1962 from Syracuse, N.Y. She was a graduate of Boston University and a member of the Scarlet Key Club. She was a retired Realtor and enjoyed traveling and Florida's natural beauty.
She is survived by two sons, Jay and Scott; a sister, Connie Dumas, Orlando; and six grandchildren.
Barbara Ann Wasiewski
Barbara Ann Wasiewski, loving wife, mother, gram, sister, and friend passed away on January 31, 2011. She was born in El Paso, Texas to Charles and Rosary Brown on December 22, 1938. She was a homemaker most of her life, but opened the first Mervyn's in El Paso and worked in sales for over a decade. She enjoyed cooking for her family, gambling with her friends, and attending many of her grandchildrens' activities. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed, as she dedicated her life to family and friends.
Barbara is survived by her loving family: husband, Richard Wasiewski, NU Class of 1953; two daughters, Deborah Wasiewski Panos and Monica Wasiewski Daw; two sons, Michael and Paul Wasiewski; seven grandchildren, Katherine Panos Torres, Nickholas Panos, Drake Wilcox, Seth and Jocelyn Daw, Emilee Ann and Rebecca Wasiewski. She is also survived by six sisters, Monica Brown Fikes, Rita Brown Duckworth, Martha Brown Barkley, Evelyn Brown Hartley, Sharon Brown Hogue, and Brenda Brown Perkins; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Charles and Tom Brown, and sister Rosemary Brown Uribe.
A memorial service was held on February 4, 2011 at Martin Funeral Home East and was followed by graveside service at Fort Bliss Cemetery. Service arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Martin Funeral Home East, 1460 George Dieter Dr., El Paso, TX 79936 (915) 855-8881.
Condolences may be sent to:
LTC Richard Wasiewski, USA (Ret.)
1601 McRae Blvd Apt J2
El Paso, TX 79925-7537
Elisabeth Brewer "Betsy" Weintz
Elisabeth Brewer "Betsy" Weintz, 77, of Riverside, Conn., died August 22, 2007. Betsy, wife of J. Fred Weintz, NU Class of 1947 and Trustee of Norwich University, died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack while summering at her family home on Islesboro. Born March 26, 1930, in New York City, Betsy was the daughter of Warren Brewer and Elizabeth Miller Hunt.
Betsy had a lifelong commitment to community service. She was a current member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard School of Public Health. Her most recent support led to the founding of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, a research and academic center devoted to advancing humanitarian practice, government and international policy in the protection of the world's most vulnerable people and the training of the next generation of humanitarian leaders. She devoted over 36 years to Greenwich Hospital as a volunteer in the emergency room. She also served as Chair of Emergency Room Volunteers, was on the Hospital Disaster Team and was a board member of the Executive Committee of the Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary. She served as president of the Old Greenwich Riverside Community Center for several years and was a trustee of the Greenwich Library. She served as board member of the Greenwich Adult & Continuing Education and the Community Cooperative Nursery School. She served on the Greenwich Arts Council, Junior League of Greenwich, and was on the PTA for Riverside Elementary School, Eastern Junior High School, Greenwich High School, and Brunswick School.
Betsy loved to sing with the Blue Hill Troupe Ltd. and with the Greenwich Choral Society. What she loved even more was being with her family. Her love of the sea, sailing down the Intercoastal Waterway with her parents, crewing for her husband on Long Island Sound, and boating on Penobscot Bay with her grandchildren were some of her cherished times. She loved to travel, but mostly only with or where there was family. If Betsy could have, she would have saved every puppy in the window. There was never a moment in her life where there wasn't at least one dog by her side. She's survived by 'Rocky'.
Betsy was the first female ocean marine underwriter of the Insurance Company of North America, in Philadelphia. She later worked as the Administrative Assistant for the President and Chairman of the Board of American Sugar Refining Company in New York. She attended Rippowam Elementary School in Bedford, N.Y., Friends School of Wilmington, Delaware, Chapin School, N.Y., N.Y., and graduated in 1950 from Briarcliff College.
In addition to her husband of 51 3/4 years, J. Fred Weintz Jr., a retired partner of Goldman Sachs & Co., she is survived by her brothers Warren Brewer Jr. of Cambridge, Mass., and Roger Conant Brewer of Indialantic, Fla.; her daughters Elizabeth Weintz Beppie Cerf of Falmouth, Polly Weintz Sanna of Cos Cob, Conn.; her sons Dr. Eric Cortelyou Weintz of Menlo Park, Calif., and Karl Frederick Weintz of Boston, Mass.; and her grandchildren Elisabeth Brewer Brett Cerf, Robert Frederick Rick Cerf, Warren Barrett Bart Cerf, Jonathan Cortelyou Jake Cerf, Lucy Hamlin Sanna, Cortney Curtis Weintz, and Bryce Cortelyou Weintz. She was predeceased by their first born son, Frederick Cortelyou Rickie Weintz, who died in infancy in 1962.
Jean Lois Whitehead
Jean Lois Whitehead, 81, of Hilltown, Pa., formerly of Chester, N.J., died Wednesday, December 26, 2012. She was the wife of Robert H. Whitehead. Born in Olyphant, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Alexander and Florence Summers Seymour. Lois lived most of her life in Chester, N.J. She was a graduate of Mountain Lakes High School in Mountain Lakes, N.J. Lois worked most of her life and retired as a librarian from the Chester Free Public Library in Chester, N.J. In her free time she loved to knit and read.
In addition to her husband, Lois is survived by her son: James Whitehead '79, and his wife, Aurelia; her daughter, Linda Vahle, and her husband, Timothy; three grandchildren: Steven Whitehead, Laura Vahle, and Nicole Vahle; and her brother, Kenneth Seymour, and his wife, Nora.
Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lois' name may be made to Presbyterian Church of Deep Run, 16 Irish Meetinghouse Road, Perkasie, PA 18944.
Charlotte Cole Harris Weismann
Charlotte Cole Harris Weismann, formerly of Smithtown, Long Island, New York, passed away peacefully at her home in Silver Lake, New Hampshire on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 99 years of age.
She was born and raised in Moorhead, Minnesota to John William and Estella Mae (Cole) Harris on August 4, 1915. Charlotte graduated from N.D.A.C. (now NDSU), Fargo, ND with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics in 1937. She was proud to be a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. She received her Master of Science degree in business from NYU, School of Retailing in New York in 1938, where she worked at Bonwit Teller's and other large retail stores. After working in retail in New York City, she made a career change and became a teacher of Home Economics landing her first teaching position at Smithtown High School in Smithtown, LI, NY from 1939-40, and then for the Junior High school in Woodmere, LI, NY from 1941-42.
While teaching Home Economics at Smithtown High School, she met Henry C. Weismann, Jr., a young attorney from Smithtown, Long Island, NY. They married while Henry was stationed in the Army in Abilene, TX in 1943 and eventually settled to raise their family in Smithtown. After Charlotte married and started her family, she returned to teaching and taught 1st grade in Smithtown from 1949-50, and again returned to teaching 1st grade in Commack, L.I., NY from 1959-63.
Charlotte will be remembered for her devotion to her husband of 61 years, especially during his years of practicing law in Smithtown, as a politician, and as founder and owner of All Brand Imports. Charlotte will be also be remembered for her many sewing and knitting projects throughout the years, and for her love of her children and grandchildren. After Charlotte's husband Henry retired from the practice of law in 1981 they settled in Southold, L.I. NY, and in 1996 moved to New Hampshire to be near two of their four children.
She was predeceased by her beloved late husband Henry in 2004, and her brother Robert Cole Harris in 1985. She is survived by a son, Henry C. Weismann III of South Cairo, NY; by daughters, Jean A. Weismann-Kallestad and her husband Jerry of Fargo, ND; Mary K.W. Lucy and her husband Mark of Silver Lake; and Ann W. Gehring of Sanbornville; and by her beloved grandchildren; Maitely Weismann Paleologos and her husband Matthew, Henry (Todd) C. Weismann IV and his wife Amy, Brigitte Gehring Lobato and her husband Pablo, Robert Gehring and Austin Gehring. Mrs. Weismann is also survived by five nephews, a niece and several grandnieces and nephews, and by her special friend Denise Pelletier.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral Services will be held 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, N.H. 03814 Burial will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014, at the Norwich University Cemetery, Northfield, Vt. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation to North Dakota State University College of Business at NDSU Dept. 2400 P.O. Box 6050 Fargo, ND 58108-6050.