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VERMONT - Washington County - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 11

Posted By: GenealogyBuff
Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2009, at 5:38 p.m.

Annie W. Wark
BARRE - Annie W. Wark, 92, of College Street, died Sunday, November 30, 2003, at her home.
Born January 14, 1911 in Barre, she was the daughter of William and Maryann (Grant) Watt. She graduated fom Spaulding High School in 1929 and from Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing in New York City as a registered nurse in 1934.
In 1944, she married Roy H. Wark Sr. DMD. They made their home in Barre. He died June 16, 1959.
She had worked in nursing in New York City and in Barre and had worked with the Visiting Nurses' Association in Barre.
A life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Barre, she was active in the former Elwood Club of the church and had helped with the churchˇ¦s annual Scottish Tea and Bazaar. She also helped with Girl Scouts Troop and had served on the Girl Scouts' Council.
Annie enjoyed crafts and flower gardening.
Survivors include her daughter, Janet Leader and her husband, Andrew of North Middlesex; four grandsons, Zachary Leader, Isaac Leader, Nicholas Leader, and Alex Leader; three step-children, Beverly W. Stupar, Joseph B. Wark, and David L. Wark and his wife, Joyce; two sisters, Marjorie Watt of Mayo Manor in Northfield and Priscilla Taft of Williston; several nieces and nephews.
Three sisters, Edith Watt, Georgina Rice, and Evelyn Bryan and a step-son, Roy H. Wark Jr. predeceased her.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2003, at 2:00 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Barre. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery in Barre. Friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Annie W. Wark
BARRE - A service of remembrance was held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church of Barre for Annie W. Wark, of College Street, who died Sunday, November 30, 2003 at her home.
The Rev. Carl Hilton-VanOsdall, co-pastor of the church, officiated. Organist Doris Macdonald accompanied the congregation in the Hymns, "For The Beauty of The Earth" and "O God Our Help in Ages Past." Her daughter, Janet Leader and son-in-law and guitarist Andrew Leader sang the Scottish Airs "Bright Morning Stars" and "Afton Water." Several members of the congregation offered words of remembrance. Fellowship and remembrance followed in the church dining room.
The graveside service preceded the church service in the Hope Cemetery where the Rev. Hilton-VanOsdall offered the committal prayers. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Chester A. Abbey
LITCHFIELD, N.H. - Chester A. Abbey, 75, of Litchfield, New Hampshire died November 27, 2003, at the Com-munity Hospice House in Merri-mack, New Hamp-shire. Born November 19, 1928 in Barre, Vermont, Mr. Abbey was the son of Robert C. and Helen Warren Abbey. Mr. Abbey and his family resided in Montpelier, VT, Manchester, NH, Southington, CT, and South Walpole, MA before moving to Bermuda. A veteran of the Korean War, he served his active duty in the United States Army from 1947 until 1953 and, from 1953 to 1971 in the active reserves, retiring as Major.
From October 1953 until September 1971, Mr. Abbey was employed by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company of Columbus, Ohio as a claims adjustor in Vermont, rising to District Claims Manager in Dedham, Massachusetts. From September 1971 through May 1986, Mr. Abbey worked for Cameron & Colby Company of Boston, Massachusetts culminating in his roles as President of the First State Insurance Company, President, Director and Vice Chairman, Cameron & Colby Company. From May, 1986 until his retirement in July 1989, he was the President and Managing Director of the Abbey Overseas Group, Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda.
Mr. Abbey was a past board member and president of the Boston Chapter, CPCU, a former director of the Insurance and Financial Services Institute of Northeastern University, a former board member and vice president of NAPSLO and former president of the Bermuda Insurance Institute. In addition, he was a former member and chairman of the public relations committee, International Company Division, Bermuda Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Abbey had a great love of the arts. He was a former chorus member, and vice president of the Bermuda Philharmonic Society Chorus, a former board member, president, and choral singer of the Keene Chorale, and a member of the choirs at the United Methodist Church in South Walpole, MA, Emmanuel Methodist Church, South Hampton, Bermuda, the United Church of Christ in Keene and the First Congregational Church in Manchester. Mr. Abbey also performed with the New Greeley Singers in Pelham, N.H.
Mr. Abbey, an avid painter of landscapes and wood carver, was also a former member of both the Bermuda Art Association and the Art Association at Dockyards, Bermuda. He also authored two books, Vignettes From a Vermont Abbey and Bermuda, An Expatriate's View.
He was a member and past master of the Columbian Masonic Lodge, A.F. & A.M. in Boston, the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Nashua, New Hampshire and Alleppo Temple, AAONMS in Wilmington, Massachusetts. He was a charter member of the Capital City Jaycees, Montpelier, VT, and a member of the American Legion, Henry L. Sweeney Post #2 in Manchester, NH, the Keene Rotary Club and the Reserve Officers Association of the United States. He was also a member of the Army Security Agency Korea Association and the Middlesex, VT Historical Society.
Mr. Abbey is survived by his wife of fifty-one years, Marion G. (Coburn) Abbey of Litchfield; a son, Darryl Abbey and his wife, Gail and their children, Alexander and Margaret of Holliston, Massachusetts; a daughter, Linda Sarapalli and her husband Cedric of Norwood, Massachusetts; two brothers, Clifton Abbey of Goose Creek, South Carolina and Roger Abbey of Riverside, California; a sister, Joyce Leblanc of Barre, Vermont.
Mr. Abbey will be laid to rest in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH after a private committal service on Thursday. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 5th, at 11:00 am in the sanctuary of the First Congregational Church, 508 Union Street, corner of Hanover Street, Manchester, New Hampshire.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of the First Congregational Church, 508 Union Street, Manchester, New Hampshire 03104. The Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut Street, Manchester, New Hampshire is in charge of the arrangements.

Jessie A. Bartlett, Rites
PLAINFIELD - The funeral service for Jessie A. Bartlett, 90, of East Hill Road and of Mineola Drive, Lakeland, FL, was held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church in Plainfield, VT. The Rev. Timothy Atwater, pastor, and Rev. Samuel Newton, former pastor, officiated. She died Sunday, November 23, 2003, at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland.
Organist, pianist and daughter-in-law, Linda Bartlett, provided the prelude and postlude music, accompanied by the congregation in the hymns, "In The Garden" and "God Will Take Care of You" and accompanied vocalists, MaryEtta Chase, Judy Fowler, and Sandra Holt in the songs, "Hymn Of Promise" and "In the Sweet By and By." Special music was also provided by violinist and granddaughter, Carmen Trombley, who played, "Corner of Heaven" and "Till We Meet Again."
Readings from the Old Testament were by grandson-in-law, Alfred Key III and granddaughters, Chrisitiana Roberts and Raylene Key offered Readings. Words of remembrance and thoughts from the family were offered by, grandson, Darren Potter, great-grandson, Alfred Key IV, daughter-in-law, Linda Bartlett, son-in-law, Bob Looper and grandniece, Cathy Bufkey. Reflections were offered by friends, Sandy Holt, Judy Fowler and Joyce Fowler.
Interment was in the Plainfield Center Cemetery with the Revs. Timothy Atwater and Samuel Newton offering committal prayers. Bearers were grandsons, Austin Looper, Dana Potter, and Darren Potter, nephews, Brent Martin, Brice Martin, Vaughn Martin, and Alan Thurber; and grandson-in-law, Alfred Key III.
After the service, family and friends gathered downstairs at the church for a time of fellowship and refreshments.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home are in charge of the arrangements.

Hazel E. Fairbrother
FAIRLEE - Hazel E. Fairbrother, 90, of Fairlee, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, N.H.
She was born August 30, 1913, in Vershire, the daughter of John and Ethel (Norton) Coburn.
She graduated from Thetford Academy, and then attended the School of Nursing at the Barre City Hospital, where she was valedictorian of the Class of 1936.
She lived in Fairlee, where she raised her family. She and her husband were involved with dairy farming for more than 50 years.
She enjoyed her family, gardening, farming, and business challenges.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Lord of South Acworth, N.H. and Rita Morse of Londonderry; one son, Henry Fairbrother Jr. of Sunriver, Or.; eight grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Henry, in 1995, and by three brothers, Carroll, Elwin, and Winston Coburn.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at the Hale Funeral Home in Bradford with Pastor Darwin Ransom officiating. There are no calling hours. Burial will follow in the family lot in the Post Mills Cemetery in Post Mills.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Alliance, 325, MT Support Road, Lebanon, NH 03766.
The Hale Funeral Homes of Bradford and Thetford are in charge of the arrangements.

Norma Alice (Welch) Hosmer
GROTON - Norma Alice (Welch) Hosmer, 97, of Groton, VT died on November 30, 2003 at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH after an extended illness.
Norma was born on January 4, 1906, a daughter of Alexander G. and Delia (Frost) Welch of Groton, VT. She was the oldest resident of Groton and had been at the Grafton County Nursing Home since November, 2002.
Norma married Rufus A. Hosmer of Groton on September 21, 1927 and was a dedicated helpmate and homemaker for over 65 years. Mr. Hosmer predeceased her on April 14, 1993.
She loved people and was always giving of herself to others. She and Rufus helped raise several children. They also opened their home to care for Norma's mother until her death and then later provided the same care for an aunt. She was a long time active member of the First Baptist Church of Groton, until failing health prevented her further attendance. She has been a choir member, a Sunday School teacher and a leader in the Pioneer Girls Club. She taught Vacation Bible School and, in later years, helped in the Awana Youth Program. For several years she owned and operated "The Lighthouse," a Christian Bookstore in Groton. She also assisted her husband in the Hosmer Bros. granite monument business.
She was a longtime active member of the Groton Historical Society, and was a vice president at the time of her death. She was very interested in studying and preserving family genealogies and the history of the area for future generations, and was known for her keen sense of humor. She will be sadly missed by friends, neighbors, and relatives.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Doris H. Steele of South Burlington, VT, with whom Norma talked almost daily by phone for many years. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews, many of whom live in Canada. She was predeceased by two brothers, Aaron and Isaac, and one sister, Addie Myrtie.
There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 4, at 1 PM in the First Baptist Church, in Groton with Rev. Gary Ashton officiating. Burial will be in Groton Village Cemetery in the spring. As requested by Norma, memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church, PO Box 128, Groton, VT 05046; Gideons International , PO Box 323, Wells River, VT 05081; or to the United methodist Church, PO Box 157, Groton, VT 05046.
Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, NH is in charge of arrangements.

Scott F. Pedley, MD
NORTHFIELD - Scott F. Pedley, MD, 91, died November 28, 2003, in the Mayo Healthcare Nursing Home. He was born in Lyndon-ville, on October 5, 1912, the son of Munro James and Maude (Bailey) Pedley. Scott was married to Harriet Cowles of Lyndonville, for 68 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children and their families; his daughter, Polly Brogan, of Northfield, and her two sons, Bruce and Craig; James Pedley (Jay) and his wife, Sally, of Northfield, his daughter, Lori, and three sons, Jeffrey, Andrew and Derek; John Pedley and his wife, Sheron of Holley, NY, their daughter, Jill, and sons, Robert and Carl; Mark Pedley and his wife, Dianne, of Fairfax, his son, Travis, and their two daughters, Leah and Clara. Scott is also survived by five great grandchildren.
After graduating from Lyndon Institute in 1931, Scott graduated from Dartmouth College in 1936 and continued his pursuit of medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and NYU College of Medicine. Upon completion of his medical degree, Scott became a resident in the first class of residents at the Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, N.H. In 1945, Scott and Harriet and two children, Jay and Polly, moved to Northfield. Scott established the Green Mountain Clinic and was joined by his Dartmouth classmate and colleague, Edgar Hyde. Scott was a general practitioner for people in the area as well as the surgeon and obstetrician at the Mayo Memorial Hospital. Their two sons, John and Mark, were born in Northfield. Sandwiched in between a busy medical practice and raising a family were many outdoor activities, skiing at Mad River and Tuckerman's Ravine, fishing in Northern Canada, camping and boating on Lake Champlain, the Chesapeake Bay and the Adirondacks, as well as deer hunting. In the early years of Mad River Glen, he established an onsite first aid station and medical treatment area at the base of the ski area. He was named an honorary member of the National Ski Patrol and was the subject of a feature article in Life magazine, January, 1959. Scott was a Mason, active in the Northfield Outing Club and the Conversational Club.
Scott and his family moved to Rochester, N.Y., in 1959, and he pursued his career in occupational medicine at Eastman Kodak Co. While at Kodak he researched work related health hazards including asbestos exposure and low back injuries. While in Rochester he was involved in the Boy Scouts and the Rochester Curling Club. Scott retired from Eastman Kodak in 1976, and he and Harriet moved back to Northfield where they built a retirement home, traveled extensively and enjoyed winters in Florida.
Scott's life was filled with many activities and projects which reflected his wide variety of interests and his limitless thirst for knowledge. He shared his enthusiasm and wisdom fully with his loving wife and four children who will miss him terribly now that he has moved on to yet another adventure.
Harriet and the family would like to express their gratitude to all the wonderful staff members at both the Mayo Assisted Living and the Nursing Home for the kind and loving care they gave to Scott during his stay with them.
A service in Scott's memory will be held at the Norwich University Chapel, on Saturday, December 6, 2003, at 2 PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Mayo Healthcare Education Fund (continuing education for Nursing Assistants and LPNs), 1 Richardson Avenue, Northfield, VT 05663, or to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.

Adelaide Turner Sloat
DUXBURY - Adelaide Turner grew up in Duxbury, Vermont and graduated from Montpelier Seminary in 1929.
She married Chester H. Sloat (an English professor) in 1935. Over the next 31 years she supported her husband and raised 2 daughters, living on college campuses in Maine, New York and Pennsylvania. Her husband was Associate Dean of Widener University in Chester, PA when he died in 1966. He was at Pennsylvania Military College/Widener University from 1945 to 1966. Adelaide remained at Widener until 1978 when she retired and moved to Vermont to be near her sister.
Upon her return to Vermont, Adelaide started volunteering at the regional library in Berlin for 3 hrs per week. About 2 years later, she became interested in what was being done in the Vermont College Archives Room and wanted to help in whatever way she could. She enjoyed meeting and working with people. She worked at the Archives Room 2 to 3 hours/week in addition to her work at the regional library in Berlin from then until November 2000 when she stopped driving. Shortly thereafter, Vermont College was acquired by Union Institute and University.
In December, 2001 she moved to Austin, TX to be near her daughter Penny and her family. One of her greatest surprises was when Union Institute contacted her to be the first recipient of the perpetual "Adelaide Turner Sloat Award for Distinguished Service to Alumni" in September. She maintained her own apartment until June 2003 when she fell and broke her hip. Since that time she has been in rehab and most recently in the Park Bend Health Center.
She leaves behind her daughters, Audrey Bacon-Magner and Penny Nicoll-Jones and their husbands Rob Magner and Don Jones, 8 grandchildren: David & Larry Jaquette of Wilmington, DE; Cyndi Boulden of Newark, DE, Chris Jaquette of Ashville, N.C.; Jeff Nicoll of Sugarland, AL and Keith, Brad and Steven Nicoll of Austin, TX. She also leaves behind 4 great-grandchildren: David & Larry Boulden of Newark, DE, and Kaylee and Avery Nicoll of Sugarland, AL.
Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78752, (512) 454-5611.

Helen B. Stafford
WAITSFIELD - Helen B. Stafford, 84, passed away at the Berlin (VT) Health and Rehabil-itation Center following a long illness on Friday, November 28, 2003. Born in Potsdam NY on June 16, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Mamie (Cassidy) Bloss. On February 15, 1940, she married Donald C. Stafford in Northfield VT. Mr. Stafford passed away on May 2, 1994.
Helen and Donald had resided in Waitsfield VT since 1947 in a home that they had built themselves. Helen not only raised three children but also ran a preschool in her home, ran the hot lunch program for the Waitsfield Elementary School, was a librarian for the Joslin Memorial Library and served as an assistant town clerk for Waitsfield. She and Donald were also employed at the Sugarbush Ski Area in Warren VT.
Helen maintained her childhood home as a summer residence in Parishville NY until 1996, where she enjoyed many dear friends. She was lifetime member of the Morning Star and Queen Esther Chapters of the OES with which she held several offices. The Eastern Star and Masonic Order was a very large part of Helen and Donald's life. Helen was also a member of the Waitsfield Federated Church (now UCC) and its affiliated Ladies Auxiliary.
Helen is survived by her children, Roger Stafford of Waitsfield VT, Nancy Keith and her husband, Joe of Kingsland GA, and Kendel Stafford and his wife, Janie of Waterbury VT; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandson; 2 sister-in-laws, Alberta Stafford of Waitsfield and Lucille Stafford of Sheldon CT; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
It was Helen's request that there be no services. Later inurnment will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Parishville NY. In her memory, contributions would be appreciated to the Mad River Valley Ambulance Service, PO Box 305, Waitsfield VT 05673. On-line condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Arrangements are in the care of the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury VT.
Helen's family would like to thank her many friends, both in New York and Vermont, for their calls, cards and letters, and to Dr. Francis Cook and the staff of the Berlin Health and Rehabilitation Center for their wonderful attention and care.

Bertha L. Woodward
HANOVER, N.H. - Bertha L. Woodward, 78, formerly of Lyme, N.H., died Dec. 1, 2003, at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, N.H., following a lengthy illness.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, N.H.

Corey Allen Plante
WEST BERLIN – A Service of Remembrance for Corey Alan Plante, 16, of West Hill Road, who died Saturday, November 22, 2003, was held Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the Hedding United Methodist Church in Barre. The Rev. Herman Benjamin, pastor, officiated.
Organist, Mary Ann Ritchie provided the prelude and postlude music and accompanied the congregation in singing “The Lord’s Prayer.” Soloist and cousin, Rachel Knorr sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” accompanied by her mother, Nancy Hunt Knorr who also offered Words of Reassurance to family and friends. The pre-recorded music “The Adoration” was the opening song of love.
A reading of the New Testament Scripture was by cousin, Daniel Knorr. Rev. Benjamin gave the Eulogy and read a letter from Corey’s friend, Ryan Truman. Family Remembrances were offered by sister, Michelle Blaise accompanied by sister, Rebecca Butler, and brother, Brian Lavigne. Members of the U-32 faculty, students, and friends offered reflections.
Delegations attended from U-32 High School, the Vermont Lottery, the Vermont Department of Public Safety, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation.
Family and friends gathered downstairs in the church for a fellowship luncheon following the service.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre was in charge of arrangements.

Estella P. Dodge
EAST MONTPELIER - A funeral service for Estella P. Dodge, of East Montpelier, who died Nov. 23, 2003, was held Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Barber and Lanier Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Pastor David Hunter of the Worcester United Methodist Church officiated the service. Spring burial will be in the Worcester Village Cemetery.

Thelma B. Miller
GAYSVILLE - Thelma B. Miller, 76, of Gaysville, died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at her home.
She was born August 11, 1927, in Stockbridge, the daughter of Chauncey and Mary (Martell) Boutwell.
She attended Stockbridge and Bethel schools, and graduated from Whitcomb High School in 1945.
She married Richard L. Miller on March 14, 1946, in Windsor.
She was employed at Goodyear and "Shaban's" Restaurant in Windsor, Vermont Pacific Plywood in Bethel, and Weyerhauser in Hancock. She later helped her husband in the logging business in the Windsor, Rochester, and Stockbridge areas.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles, knitting, and reading.
She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Miller of Rochester; two sons, Howard "Joe" Miller of Randolph and Leslie "Les" Miller of Gaysville; a brother, Gordon Boutwell of Hancock; eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard, in 1985.
Private graveside services will be held at the Elmwood Cemetery in Granville. There are no calling hours.
The Day Funeral Home in Randolph is in charge of arrangements.

Eileen L. Peck
LONDONDERRY - Eileen L. Peck, 77, of East Montpelier, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at her home.
She was born June 17, 1926, in Dresden, N.Y.
She attended Chester High School in Chester.
She lived for many years in Londonderry and New Port Richey, Fla.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Peck of Londonderry; three daughters, Sharon McKinney of East Montpelier; Sandra Peck of Chester; and Tammy Cervenka of New Town, Pa.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A private service will be held at a later date at the family's convenience.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier VT 05602.

Dorothy E. Puente
BARRE - Dorothy E. Puente, 79, of Ayers Street, died Wednesday, November 26, 2003, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin after a brief illness.
Born May 28, 1924 in Barre, she was the daughter of Fortunato and Fortunata (Hoffer) Palaoro. She graduated from Spaulding High School in 1942.
In June of 1948, she married George R. Puente. They made their home in Barre. He died on October 15, 1953.
An administrative secretary, she had worked for the Vermont Department of Social Welfare for forty-four years and had served with four successive Commissioners of Social Welfare until her retirement in 1986.
Her memberships and interests included the League of Women Voters, Business and Professional Women, Barre Senior Center, Montpelier Senior Center, Vermont State Retired Employees Association, Spaulding High School Class of 1942 Reunion Committee, and RSVP. She also volunteered at the Barre Opera House as an usher, in the Central Vermont Medical Center Gift Shop, and the Friends of the State House Gift Shop.
Survivors include her sister, Adeline Canales of Barre and two nieces, Sylvia Canales of Barre and Norma Bermingham of Cabot.
Two sisters, Rose Palaora and Elizabeth Palaora and a brother, Irving Palaora predeceased her.
A graveside service will be held on Monday, December 1, 2003, at 1:00 p.m. in the Hope Cemetery in Barre. There are no calling hours.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Woodridge Nursing Home Patient Activities Fund, PO Box 550, Barre, 05641.
Services are under the direction of the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre.

Louise E. (Carroll) Ahern
YARMOUTHPORT, MASS. - Louise E. (Carroll) Ahern, 83, of Yarmouthport, Mass., died Nov. 15, 2003, at Mary McCarthy Hospice House in Sandwich, Mass. She was born in Somerville, Mass., the daughter of James J. and Florence (Normandin) Carroll. She was raised and educated in Lexington, Mass., where she graduated high school. She attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She married Joseph P. Ahern in Lexington, Mass., where they also raised their family. She moved to Cape Cod, Mass. in 1978. She was employed as an administrative planner for the Federal Government at Hanscom and Otis Air Force Bases on Cape Cod, and the North Truro, Mass. Radar Station for 20 years. After retiring from the federal government, she worked for several years at her son's restaurant, Swan River Seafood, in Dennisport, Mass. She was an accomplished concert pianist and music enthusiast. She was a member of the Lexington Chorale Society, and enjoyed attending and supporting the Cape Cod and Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts. She also enjoyed traveling and wintering in Florida. She is survived by two daughters, Janelle Kennedy Slobodkin of Arlington, Mass., Carroll Lepper of Rochester, N.Y.; two sons, Robert Ahern of Chatham, Mass., and David Ahern of Brattleboro; two brothers, Dr. James J. Carroll Jr. of Bedford, Mass., and Francis L. Carroll of Flat Rock, N.C.; a sister, Florence Cassin Harris of Zolfo Springs, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph in 1988. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at the First Parish in Brewster, Mass. on Friday, Nov. 28. A private burial will be held in People's Cemetery in Chatham, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Cape Cod, 270 Communication Way, Hyannis, MA 02601 or to the ALS Association, 75 McNeil Way, Suite 201, Dedham, MA 02026.

Patricia M. Chaloux
BERLIN - Patricia M. Chaloux, 66, of Vine Street, died Monday, November 17, 2003 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She was born May 16, 1937 in East Barre, daughter of Norman and Phyla (Trembley) Hedding Sr. She graduated from Spaulding High School in 1955. On June 25, 1955 she married Claude "Pop" Chaloux in St. Monica's Church. Following their marriage they lived in Barre, Williamstown and since 1991 in their present home. She had been employed at the former Sprague Electric Co. in Barre and was a long time employee at the Finast Grocery Store in Berlin. She will be remembered by her family as an outstanding and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a member of St. Monica's Church. Besides her husband, survivors include; her step mother, Alma Hedding of Barre; a son, Claude "Butch" Chaloux Jr. of Berlin and two daughters, Susan Jalbert and her husband Reginald of Barre and Mari-Jo Gilman and her husband Michael also of Berlin; five grandsons, Shawn MacAuley and his wife Jennifer of Graniteville, Michael and Gregory Gilman of Berlin, Jon and Christopher Chaloux of Washington and a great grandson, Paxton Shea MacAuley. Also surviving are twin siblings, Norman Hedding Jr. and Norma Spence both of Florida; a sister, Janice Lund of East Corinth and two half sisters, Donna Iovanni of Colorado and Janet Glynn of South Carolina; a half brother, Robert Gillis of Norwich, CT; nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she is preceded in death by two half brothers, Albert Goulette and John Gillis and a nephew, Marc Capone. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 AM, Friday, November 21, 2003 in St. Monica's Church. Burial will follow in the Hope Cemetery. Friends may call from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Thursday, November 20, 2003 in the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy Street, Barre. Memorial contributions may be made to the: Vermont Affiliate-American Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, VT 05446.

Rosemary W. Duff, Rites
BARRE - A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, November 15, 2003, in St. Monicaˇ¦s Church for Rosemary W. Duff, of Barre, who died Nov. 12, 2003, at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin. The Rev. Henry Furman, Parochial Vicar of the church, celebrated the Mass. Crucifer, Albert Gagnon, led the Prayer of the Faithful. A granddaughter, Annie Duff, was the altar server. Words of remembrance were offered by sons, James and Dr. John Duff. The Old Testament Reading was given by her daughter, Mary Vredenburgh. The New Testament reading was given by grandson, Matthew Vredenburgh. Bearers were grandsons, Matthew and Gregory Vredenburgh, and Michael and Patrick Duff, and nephews, Timothy and John Duff. Entombment was made in the Elmwood Vault to await burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Middlebury. Fellowship and luncheon followed at the Hilltop Restaurant in Barre. Father Furman led the Prayer Vigil service at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, in Barre, on Friday evening.

Healy E. May
BOLTON - Healy E. May, 76, of Bolton, died Nov. 17, 2003, at his home from pancreatic cancer. He was born in Bolton on Jan. 26, 1927, the son of Bert and Delphine (Deforge) May. After attending Bolton schools, he joined the U.S. Army and served in World War II. He married Shirley Lawrence in Waterbury on Sept. 30, 1955. He was employed at Plant and Griffith Lumber Co. and Rice Lumber Co., where he held many different positions. In his retirement he enjoyed carpentry and gardening. He was also a lifelong hunter, and very active in the VFW Post 10034. He is survived by his children, Holly Shendrake, Cindy Raymond, Penny Moody, and Healy II, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley; his sisters, Lena and Ethel; and his brothers, Oliver, Bert, and Homer. Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Gifford Funeral Home in Richmond on Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Friday. Burial will be in the family cemetery in Bolton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VFW Post 10034, PO Box 593, Waterbury, VT 05676.

Charles T. Stackpole
NORTHFIELD - Charles T. Stackpole, 74, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2003, at his home in Northfield. Calling hours will held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield on Friday, Nov. 21. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Northfield on Saturday, Nov. 22. Donations in his memory may be made to St. John the Evangelist Church, 206 Vine Street, Northfield, Vermont 05663.

Jose Sabino Acebo
MILFORD, CONN. - Jose S. Acebo, 83, of Milford, Conn., died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003, of an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 21, 1919, in Barre, the son of Spanish immigrants, Fermin Acebo Casar and Elvira Lastra Gomez.
He attended Barre schools and Spaulding High School.
He married Marguerite LaMarche on Feb. 12, 1939, in Barre.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, where he served in the European Theatre.
He was employed at the Brideport Brass Co.
He was an avid sportsman, and enjoyed coming to Vermont for many years for deer season and hunting with his brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Marguerite; a son, Rodney Acebo; two daughters, Carol Eaton and Joyce Raguskus; a sister, Mary Garceau of Barre; three brothers, Victor Acebo of Barre,
Luis Acebo of East Barre, and Alexander (Tino) Acebo of Wells Beach, Maine; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins in the Barre area.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Fermin Acebo Jr., Richard Acebo, and a brother that died in infancy, and a sister, Angelina Silva.
Funeral services took place on Friday, Nov. 7, 2003 at St. Ann Church in Milford, Conn.
Interment was at the Union Cemetery in Stratsford, Conn.
The Gregory Doyle Funeral Home in Milford, Conn., was in charge of the arrangements.

Henry P. Beaudette
NORTHFIELD - Henry P. Beaudette, 92, died Friday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
He was born in Biddeford, Maine, on Aug. 14 1911, the son of Victor & Laura (Boudoin) Beaudette.
He graduated from Northfield High School. He married Margaret Salmond in Northfield. She died on March 31, 1985.
He worked for General Electric Company in Schenectady, N.Y., as an electronic technician, and was a photographer for Cross Brothers Granite in Northfield for many years. He served in the Navy in the Asiatic Pacific Theater during World War II. He returned to Northfield in 1945 and worked as a photographer. In 1951, he proposed the creation of a community television antenna system for Northfield and pursued the idea with Northfield Telephone Company, thus creating the Trans-Video Cable Television, the first cable television in New England and one of the earliest in the country. He continued his photography business and retired in the 1970s.
Beaudette was a member of St. John The Evangelist Church in Northfield. He enjoyed electronics and photography.
Survivors include four sons, Edward and his wife, Lorraine of Shawnee, Okla., Roger of Oregon, Andrew of Lowell, Mass. and Charles and his wife, Candace of Romeo, Mich.; one brother, Gerald Beaudette of Edison, N.J.; one sister, Laurianne Graham of Thomasville, Ga.; and three grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his sister, Andrea.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kingston Funeral Home, 35 Slate Ave. in Northfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. John The Evangelist Church in Northfield. Donations may be made in his memory to St. John The Evangelist Church, 206 Vine St., Northfield Vt. 05663.

Howard Dalton Carr
FAYSTON - Howard Dalton Carr, 84, of Vermont Route 17, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, November 11, 2003.
Memorial services will be held from the 3rd Floor of the Base Box at the Mad River Glen Ski Area in Fayston on Friday, November 21, 2003 at noon with a luncheon to follow. Please RSVP to William Heinzerling at 496-2346.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Howard D. Carr Memory Tree, C/O William Heinzerling, 106 Top of the Valley Road, Waitsfield VT 05673. Arrangements are in the care of the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home in Waterbury.

Mahri F. Jennings
MONTPELIER - Mahri F. Jennings, 28, of Montpelier, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at the Central Vermont Hospital in Berlin.
She was born March 22, 1975, in Auburn, N.Y., the daughter of Robert and Ann (Whyte) Jennings.
She graduated from Northfield High School in 1993, and later attended Norwich University in Northfield.
She was a member of St. John The Evangelist Church in Northfield. She enjoyed riding and caring for horses, and living her life in an environmentally-friendly way.
She is survived by her son, Collin Jennings of Montpelier; her mother, Ann Jennings of Montpelier; her father, Robert Jennings of Rutland; four brothers, Robert Jennings of Northfield Falls, Stephen Jennings of South Berwick, Maine, Michael Jennings of Kensington,
Conn., Stewart Jennings of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield, on Wednesday, Nov. 19. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. at St. John The Evangelist Church in Northfield on Thursday, Nov. 21.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Good Beginnings, c/o Northfield Savings Bank, P.O. Box 347, Northfield, VT 05663.

Michael D. Frasier
ARVADA, COLO. - Michael D. Frasier, 58, of Arvada, Colo., died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, in Denver, Colo.
He earned a BS in Management Accounting while serving on active duty with the U.S. Air Force.
He served on the U.S. Air Force for 27 years, serving one term in Vietnam. He also served with the Defense Finance and Accounting Service for five years. He retired from civil service in 2002.
He received the following military honors: Comptroller of the Air Force Accounting and Finance Airman of the Year in 1981, AF Accounting and Finance Senior NCO of the Year in 1984, and HQ AAC Accounting and Finance NCO of the Year in 1985.
He enjoyed fishing and golfing.
He is survived by his wife, Lori; sons, David, Daniel, and Craig of Colorado; daughters, Christine and Tonie, of Colorado; brothers, Bob (Lucy) and Larry of Waterbury; a sister, Diana (Gene) Champagne of Florida; and 12 grandchildren.
He was predeceased his parents.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. at Aspen Mortuary in Arvada, Colo., on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003. Interment will follow at Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the American Cancer or Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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