Dr. Gerard L. Daniel
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL/SWANTON - Dr. Gerard L. "Jerry" Daniel, died Friday, May 16, 2003, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family.
Dr. Daniel was the retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Lipha Pharmaceuticals Inc. He joined Lipha in 1975.
Dr. Daniel was a science administrator, who spent a decade as senior executive in the U.S. Government.
A native of Vermont, he received his bachelor of arts degree from St. Michael's College and was a 1954 graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
Following postgraduate work, he practiced medicine in Brattleboro.
In 1951, he entered government service for the second time (previous military service in World War II) and was appointed director of clinical medicine for the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, D.C.
In 1963, he assumed the position as chief of the Life Sciences Division for the office of Scientific Intelligence for the C.I.A.
In 1970, Dr. Daniel joined Sterling International and was assigned to Japan as regional medical director for Asia, based in Tokyo.
In 1973, he was reassigned to the New York headquarters responsible for international clinical research in all foreign countries.
In 1975, he joined Rhone-Poulenc Inc. as corporate medical director and founded Lipha Pharmaceuticals Inc. as a fully owned subsidiary of Lipha S.A. based in Lyon, France. In 1995, he retired from Lipha Pharmaceuticals.
Dr. Daniel was an accredited member in a number of professional and related societies.
Dr. Daniel was a lifetime parishioner of the church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Swanton and a life member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, entering in Arlington, VA, and later transferring to Assembly 2473 in St. Albans.
He was married to the former Renee Messier of Swanton and Fort Lauderdale. He was the father of Suzanne Foley and her husband, Stephen, of South Burlington, and the grandfather of Nicole Foley of South Burlington and Cullen Foley, also of South Burlington. He was predeceased by his brother, Mike Daniel and his wife, Mary (Pennell); and his sisters, Beatrice Deal and her husband, Francis, and Adrienne Rheaume and her husband, Henry, and their son, John.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street in Swanton. The pastor, Father John J. Meagher, S.S.E. will be the celebrant and homilist. Interment will follow in the family lot in Saint Mary's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue in Swanton, on Friday, May 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. Gifts in Dr. Daniel's memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 0547.
Marie Reine Beauregard
ST. ALBANS/NORTHAMPTON, MA - Marie Reine Beauregard, 98, passed away early Wednesday, May 14, 2003, in the Linda Manor Nursing Facility in Leeds, MA.
She was born Dec. 6, 1904, in Lowell, MA, the daughter of the late Pierre and Hermeni (Archambault) Fontaine. On Sept. 1, 1923, in Winooski, she married Arthur G. Beauregard, who predeceased her on Oct. 3, 1980.
She was a communicant of Holy Angels Parish and a member of L'Union St. Jean Baptiste Society.
Survivors include her three sons, Lawrence G. Beauregard and his wife, Silvia, of Miami, FL, Joseph R. Beauregard, MD and his wife, Barbara, of Bonita Springs, FL, and Raymond L. Beauregard and his wife, Dorothy, of Rockville, MD; her grandchildren, Michael Beauregard of South Windsor, CT, John Beauregard of Potomac MD, Steve Beauregard, and Robert Beauregard, both of Malibu, CA, Susan (Beauregard) Ebol of Santa Ana CA, Patricia (Beauregard) Biamonte of Apex, NC, Larry Beauregard and Annette (Beauregard) Howe, both of Miami, FL; her, step- grandchildren, Ellen (Read) Davis of Evergreen, CO, Jodi (Read) Petkovich, of Leesburg, VA, David Read of Bonita Springs, FL, Edward Read of Waitsfield, and Daniel Read of Littleton, CO; 19 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in the Beauregard family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105-1905 or the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St. Albans. On line condolences may be sent through http://www.healdfuneralhome.com/.
James M. Bessette
HIGHGATE CENTER/SHELDON - Mr. James M. Bessette, 72, died Saturday, May 17, 2003, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care Center, with his loving family at his bedside.
Jim was born in St. Albans, Oct. 1, 1930, son of the late Carlton C. and Frances (Laroe) Bessette.
He was activated with the Vermont National Guard in 1950 and served in the U.S. Army. Jim was a contractor and carpenter. He had been a brakeman for the Central Vermont Railway for over 20 years and was later employed by the U.S. Contractors in Pensacola, FL for 12 years.
Jim was a member of the American Legion, Green Mountain Post 1 in St. Albans. He married Rita Gonyeau on Aug. 29, 1980.
Besides his wife, Rita, he is survived by his children, Michael and his wife, Ardelle Bessette, of Sheldon, Merrilyn Stoddard of St. Albans; his step-son, James and his wife, Judy Coon, of Portland, ME; eight grandchildren, Shannon Bessette, Courtney Bessette, Jason Stoddard and his wife, Susan, Marty Stoddard, Kimberly Coon, Matthew Coon, Nathan Coon, and Travis Minkler; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Rhoda LaRocque of Swanton, Mildred and her husband, Gerard Rocheleau of St. Albans town, Marion and her husband, Wayne Young, of Highgate Center; a brother-in-law, Gerald Gonyeau and his wife, Madeline, of Monks Corner, SC; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Marlene Bessette, in 1952 at the age of 14 months; and by three brothers, Clayton Bessette, Harold Bessette, and Leon Bessette; and his sister, Carolina Bliss.
No public funeral services are planned. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Vermont Lung Association, 30 Farrell St., S. Burlington, VT 05403. Interment will be in the Bessette family lot in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
Annette B. Loyer
HIGHGATE CENTER - Annette B. (Pelletier) Loyer, 64, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 14, 2003, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility, with her daughters by her side.
Annette was born in Swanton, Nov. 4, 1938, the daughter of the late Albert and Blanche (Godbout) Pelletier.
She retired from Eveready Battery Company after 32 years and prior to that, worked at Fonda Container Corporation.
Annette's greatest joy in life was time spent with her grandchildren and family. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading, puzzles and collecting antiques and coins. Sunday afternoons were spent watching the Nascar Winston Cup Race, cheering for Jeff Gordon, with her cat Sooty.
Annette is survived by her three daughters, Lynn Barrows and her husband, Kevin, of South Hero, Jill Walker and her husband, Kevin, of Litchfield, NH, and Cassie Bombard and her husband, Rick, of South Burlington; her loving grandchildren, Derek Barrows, Nicholas, Letitia, Keenan, and Garrett Walker, and Ryan Bombard. She also leaves her siblings, Carmen Morrison of East Granby, CT, Gilberte Callan and her husband, Ray, of Fairfield, Solange Pelletier of Plattsburgh, NY, Donald Pelletier of Hartland, CT, Marie Allaire and her husband, Real, of St. Albans, Maurice Pelletier and his wife, Joyce, of South Burlington, Rita Deslauriers of Williston, and Lorraine Wry and her companion, Larry Reynolds, of Bristol. She was predeceased by her sister, Florence; her brother, Paul; and her longtime companion, Joe Desorcie.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m., at the family lot in Saint Anthony's Cemetery in Sheldon Springs. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, PO Box 22, Swanton, VT 05488.
Following the services, Annette's family would like to invite everyone to a reception to celebrate Annette's life, at the home of Real and Marie Allaire on Fairfax Street in St. Albans.
Arrangements have been under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home in Swanton.
Betty Cadwell Davis
FRANKLIN - Graveside services for Betty Cadwell Davis will be held Saturday, May 24, 2003, at 11 a.m., in Maple Grove Cemetery in Franklin. Spears Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Reginald C. Thompson
FAYETTE, MO - Reginald C. Thompson, formerly of this area, died of a lingering illness on April 14, in Fayette, MO.
A memorial service will be held at the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville on Thursday, June 12, at 1 p.m. Visiting with family members will begin at noon. Interment will follow at the Waterville Cemetery in Waterville. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Penelope Joan Snow
WEST WARWICK, RI - Penelope Joan (Mitchell) Snow, 60, died May 17, 2003, at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA, after fighting a long illness.
She was born in Portsmouth, NH, the daughter of Elizabeth S. (Martin) Mitchell and the late E. Lee Mitchell of Bakersfield.
She was a fabricator for her family jewelry business Snow Findings Co. She was an avid naturalist who enjoyed gardening, birding, camping, hiking and cross-country skiing. Her artistic interests included crafting with cut dried and silk flowers, furniture refinishing and jewelry design.
Besides her husband, Frank Snow, and her mother, Elizabeth, she is survived by three sons, Christopher Snow of Marshfield, MA, Gregory and Timothy Snow of West Warwick, RI; one brother, John Mitchell of Essex Junction; an aunt, Christine Martin of Bakersfield; five grandchildren, Gregory, Nathaniel, Julian, Robin, and Tamara; six nephews and a niece.
Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, May 22, at 11 a.m. in the Butterfield Chapel, 500 Pontiac Avenue in Cranston, RI. Burial will be private. Donations for a memorial flower garden to be constructed at her beloved farmhouse in Hill, NH may be sent to Frank Snow, 14 Sheldon St., West Warwick, RI 02893. Arrangements are by Butterfield Home and Chapel in Cranston, RI.
Cecile A. Manning
WEST GARDINER, ME - Cecile A. Manning, 97, died peacefully May 18, 2003, at the home of her son, Robert J. Manning.
She was born in Frelighburg, QC, Nov. 2, 1905, the daughter of Jewels and Clarise Godin and the youngest of 12 children.
Cecile was naturalized as a U.S. Citizen on April 14, 1953.
She was married to Andrew H. Manning on May 1, 1926. They had five children together.
She is survived by two sons, Robert John Manning of West Gardiner, ME, and Norman Andrew Manning of Tucson, AZ; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband and three children.
A graveside service will be held Friday, May 23, at 3 p.m., in the Greenwood Cemetery in St. Albans. Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home in Gardiner, ME.
Anne S. Deming
SOUTH BURLINGTON/GEORGIA - Anne S. Deming, 76, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at Fletcher-Allen Hospital after a short illness.
She was born July 29, 1926, the daughter of Isabel and John Deming of St Albans.
After graduating from Bellows Free Academy she joined the Student Nurse Corp, receiving training and subsequent certification at St. Luke's and Staten Island Marine Hospital in New York City. She then spent over 22 years in the Army Nurse Corp serving her country at military hospitals throughout this country and abroad including Japan, the Evacuation Hospital in Korea and the American Hospital in Paris.
She particularly enjoyed her professional colleagues and the foreign travel. She retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1975 and moved back to Vermont. She built a house in Georgia to be near her parents and was able to provide care for them in their final years.
Like her mother, she gave much of her time to volunteering for various agencies, including Holiday House, the Franklin County Humane Society, the Kings Daughters Home, where she also served on the Board of Directors and the Women's Fellowship at the First Congregational Church.
She adored her nieces and nephew and their several children and together they formed a formidable mutual admiration society. She traveled often to various dog shows with one of her nieces, and enjoyed socializing with friends from childhood days in St. Albans and professional colleagues from her military service.
She is remembered by her family and friends for her sense of humor and as a kind, thoughtful and generous lady.
She is survived by a brother, Howard Randall Deming M.D. and his wife, Ann, of Cape Elizabeth, ME; a nephew, Jonathon Deming of Keeseville, NY; nieces, Catherine Farnsworth of South Royalton, Elizabeth Dauten of Northfield, IL, Laura Deming of Salisbury, NH; and several grand-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478. A memorial service will be held in St. Albans at a future time. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St. Albans. You may send condolences to the family online through http://www.healdfuneralhome.com/.
Robert W. Nolan
ST. ALBANS - Mr. Robert W. Nolan, 67, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at his home, with his loving family at his bedside, following an extended illness.
He was born in St. Albans, Nov. 24, 1935, son of the late George and Marguerite (Pearo) Nolan. He was employed in custodial care at UVM for 17 years and later was a truck operator for Dowlings for over seven years. Bob later became a part-time checker at Blouin's IGA. Robert proudly served his country for over 43 years in Vermont National Guard, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the American Legion Post 1 and the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1090.
He married Shirley Murray on Sept. 20, 1958.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two children, Michael Nolan and his fiance, Shannon Lowery of Westford, and Melissa and her husband, Kevin Machia, of St. Albans; a brother, Richard Nolan of Davis, FL; four grandchildren, Jessica Machia, Maria Machia, Cooper Nolan, and Kiely Nolan; his mother-in-law, Helen Lampman; sister-in-law, Gisele Nolan of St. Albans; brother-in-law, Alton Collins of Enosburg Falls; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Robert Nolan, Jr. on Nov. 7, 1993; his parents, George and Marguerite Nolan; his siblings, Charlene Brennan, Pauline Laverdure, Norma Collins, and George Wesley Nolan, Jr.; and a very dear friend, Harold "Red" Lapan.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 17 in Holy Angels Church. Interment with full military honors was in the Nolan family lot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Hospice Program-Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
Cheryl L. Eldred
HIGHGATE CENTER - Cheryl L. Eldred, 48, passed away Saturday, May 17, 2003, at her home with her family at her side, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in St. Albans, July 31, 1954, the daughter of Cora Belle (Wright) Steinhour and the late Linwood H. Steinhour.
She was a resident of Highgate Center for the past 18 years and was a former resident of Westford.
She worked many years as a day care provider until she went to work at McDonald's in St. Albans, where she left many friends.
She was a member of the Mountain View Tabernacle Church in Belvidere and the Belvidere Cemetery Association.
Cheryl always had a special love for her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Kermet Eldred Jr. of Highgate Center; a daughter and her husband, Cathy and Jay Boissoneault of Georgia; her grandchildren, Brendon, Bryant, Brent, and Macie Boissoneault; two step-sons and their wives, Justin and Gabriel Eldred, and Kevin and Kelly Eldred, both of Colebrook, NH; two step-daughters, Jennifer Eldred, and Jessica Eldred and her friend, Paul McAllister, both of Colebrook, NH; her step-grandchildren, Tarren, Hannah, Kevin Jr., and Jamie; her mother, Cora Belle Steinhour of Enosburg Falls; a brother, Linwood Steinhour Jr. of Burlington; three sisters, Evelyn Royce and her husband, Wayne, of Silsbee, TX, Patrinka Vieta and her husband, Gary, of Highgate Center, and Tammy MacKenzie of Highgate Center; several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Sarah Loyer of Swanton; her mother-in-law, Beverly Eldred of Belvidere; many cousins, including a special cousin, Diane Burnham of North Troy; and a special friend, Donna Smith of Highgate. Besides her father, she was predeceased by a sister, Molly Bea Steinhour. Funeral services will be held today, Thursday, May 22, at 2 p.m. in Mountain View Tabernacle Church in Belvidere with Pastor Michael Parsons officiating, assisted by Pastor Patrick Hoadley of the Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Berkshire. Interment will follow in Belvidere Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health-Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. Online condolences may be sent to the family through http://www.spearsfuneralhome.com/.