Rose Mary Marositz Baker
Rose Mary Marositz Baker died peacefully at North Country Hospital in Newport on October 7, 2000, surrounded by her loved ones.
Mrs. Baker was born on January 1, 1911, the daughter of Sophia and Joseph Liska in Ohio. She married Stephen A. Marositz from Clifton, New Jersey, on May 12, 1935. He predeceased her in August 1958. Their son Robert John also predeceased her in November 1962 at age 23. In June 1970 she married Cornelius Baker of Nutley, New Jersey. He predeceased her in January 1977.
Mrs. Baker, known to all as Nanny, moved to Troy in December 1984 with her daughter Loret (Marositz) Nicosia, her son-in-law Robert, and grandson Joshua Kane.
Nanny is survived by her son Donald Marositz and his wife, Evelyn, of San Palos, Illinois; by her stepdaughter Carol (Baker) Tuch and her husband, Thomas, of Wallington, New Jersey; by her two brothers and their spouses of New Jersey; by 11 grandchildren; by 13 great-grandchildren; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Interment was held at Calvary Cemetery in Paterson, New Jersey, on Friday, October 13. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Missisquoi Valley Ambulance, in care of Jerry Bouchard, Troy, Vermont 05868.
Local arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes.
Rachel June (Perron) Choquette
Rachel June (Perron) Choquette, 54, of Barton, died at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, October 10, 2000, surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Choquette was born in Barton on June 12, 1946, the youngest daughter of 16 children, to Ernest J. and Maria (Gagnon) Perron.
She graduated from Barton Academy and Graded School. She was employed as a governess for a family in North Haven, Connecticut. She later attended nursing school in Montreal for a year. She then worked at Josephine Baird Children Center in Burlington. She ran a daycare at her home for many years. In 1989 she began work as a teacher's aid at Glover Community School. She enjoyed working with the children, and they loved her.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and all her brothers and sisters. She loved to spend time at her camp on Shadow Lake in Glover, where she enjoyed the many family get-togethers and cookouts. She was a loving and caring mother and memére, who took great pride in her children and grandchildren.
On September 7, 1968, she married Dennis Choquette, her loving and dedicated husband of 32 years, who survives her. She is also survived by her children: Michelle Brosseau and her husband, Andre, of Orleans, Kevin Choquette and his wife, Gwen, of Glover, Jason Choquette and his wife, Betsy, of West Glover, and Deveney Choquette of Barton; and by her grandchildren: Seth, Jacob, Olivia, and Maria Brosseau and Addison Choquette. She was looking forward to the birth of her sixth grandchild, Tyler Jason Choquette, due on December 18 to Jason and Betsy.
She is also survived by her brothers: Marcel Perron of Glover, Leo Perron and his wife, Ruth, of Newport, Louis Perron of Florissent, Missouri, Nelson Perron and his wife, Jinny, of Mesa, Arizona, Eddie Perron and his wife, Carol, of Glover, Walter Perron and his wife, Deanna, of East Haven, Connecticut, and Richard Perron and his wife, Marilyn, of Glover; and by her sisters: Jeanne Yester and her husband, Tom, of Branford, Connecticut, Rita Haag and her husband, Ray, of Grand Junction, Colorado, Martha Alexander and her husband, Wayne, of Glover, Estelle Parmeter of Leominster, Massachusetts, Yolande Chamberlain and her husband, Dale, of St. Johnsbury, and Cecile Davignon and her husband, Ernest, of West Lebanon, New Hampshire. She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest and Maria Perron; by her brothers Alan and Jacques; and by her infant son Michael David.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, October 14, at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Barton with the Reverend Pat Forman officiating. Interment followed at Westlook Cemetery in Glover.
Should friends desire, contributions in Mrs. Choquette's memory can be made to Norris Cotton Cancer Research, care of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756.
Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Gardner
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Gardner, 76, of Oldsmar, Florida, died in Oldsmar on Thursday, October 12, 2000.
Mrs. Gardner was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on August 2, 1924, the daughter of John and Maria (Newslands) Smith. She formerly lived in Newport and moved to Connecticut in 1979 to live with her sister. She then moved to Florida in 1992. She loved to travel and do craft work. On June 30, 1944, she married Malcolm Gardner, who predeceased her in August 1976.
She is survived by her children: Diane Lanoue and her husband, Fernand, of Newport Center, Joyce Hodgeman and her husband, Duane, of Jericho, Cheryl Smith and her husband, Robert, of Westfield, Karen McIver and her husband, Jon, of Lathrop, California, and Douglas Gardner and his wife, Terri, of Irasburg; by his grandchildren: Lisa Vrotacoe, Todd Willey, Ethan Lanoue, Christopher Hodgeman, Gregory Hodgeman, and Eric Smith; by her brother Richard Smith of Pennsylvania; by her sisters Genevieve Myck of Clearwater, Florida, and Eleanor Saddler of Matamoras, Pennsylvania; and by five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Donald and by her sister Marie.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 17, at Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport with the Reverend Fred Barker officiating. Interment followed at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport.
Arrangements are by Converse-Rushford Funeral Home.