Orleans County, Vermont Obituary Collection
Orleans County, Vermont Obituary Collection - 21
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Date: Monday, 29 March 2010, at 4:38 p.m.
Marian Alma Whipple
Marian Alma Whipple, 89, of Albany died peacefully at Union House Nursing Home in Glover on Sunday, May 28, 2006.
Mrs. Whipple was born in Lyme, Connecticut, on October 18, 1916, a daughter of Joseph and Rosa (Latham) Rand.
She graduated from Pratt High School in Essex, Connecticut.
A self-taught musician, she and her brother and a sister formed a band and played locally at Grange suppers, fire house suppers, etc. until they got pretty good and won a radio contract at a talent show. They played at various venues for several years and traveled with a rodeo. They played in Nashville on the radio. She grew lonesome, so she and her former husband moved back to Connecticut.
Music being an integral part of her life, she played bass with her former husband and his sister in a band and later opened a piano and organ store, which they operated for 20 years.
She was a school bus driver in Lebanon, Connecticut, for 18 years before following her daughter and family to Vermont in 1989. She made her home in Albany for many years where she was active in the Albany Historical Society and attended the Albany Methodist Church.
In her seventies she took courses and earned a library degree. She was the librarian at the Albany Town Library for 11 years.
She again formed a band with her family, including her daughter, grandson, and her sister, and took up her music, which had been dormant for a number of years. It was the music that kept her happy and healthy in Vermont for so long.
She leaves her daughter, JacalynTollmann, and her husband, Robert; a grandson, Chad Tollmann, and his wife, Jennifer; and a great-grandson, Zachary, all of Albany; two sisters, Harriet Champlin of Barton and Rosa Cunningham of Union House; and two nephews.
A graveside service was held June 1 at the family lot in the North Lyme Cemetery in Hamburg, Connecticut.
Contributions in Mrs. Whipple’s memory may be made to the Albany Town Library, P.O. Box 512, Albany, Vermont 05820; or to the Albany Methodist Church, P.O. Box 167, Albany, Vermont 05820.
The Malcolm R. Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Tedmund A. Staigl
Tedmund A. Staigl, 53, of Newport and formerly of Vevay, Indiana, died suddenly in Montreal, Quebec, on June 4, 2006.
Mr. Staigl was born on September 18, 1952, a son of the late Frank and Edna (Falk) Staigl Sr. In the mid 1970s he received a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. After graduating, he was employed for Rescare in Louisville, Kentucky, where he was vice president of development.
He and Michael Strait shared a loving relationship for 17 years, and on January 22, 2002, they were married by civil union. Together they started Mike and Ted’s Excellent Video Adventures in Indiana and a Blockbuster Video in Morrisville.
He enjoyed long Sunday drives and taking weekend trips. He and Michael were avid skiers and workout partners. His nieces and nephews were an important part of his life as were his Mom and Dad when they were alive. He built a huge e-Bay business out of his hobby of selling off unneeded household items.
He lived life to the fullest and never wasted a minute of it.
He is survived by brothers and sisters: Edna Berlier, FrankStaigl Jr., Mary Lou Berlier, Gary Staigl, and Kevin Staigl, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; by an aunt, Cecilia Falk, of Rising Sun, Indiana; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends in social organizations.
Funeral services were held June 12 at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line with the Reverend Carole Martignacco officiating. Interment followed at the Lake Road Cemetery in Newport Center.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions made to Lambda Legal, 120 Wall Street, Suite 1500, New York, New York 10005-3905.
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.
Gladys Mae Matteson
Gladys Mae Matteson, 90, of Granville, New York, died at her home on June 6, 2006.
Mrs. Matteson was born February 19, 1916, in Fair Haven, a daughter of Clinton and Alice E. (Ward) Palmer.
She worked as a housekeeper for 30 years for Dr. Brodie and Bernice Wallman for 25 years. She also assisted her husband working on numerous farms throughout the area.
Survivors are her husband of 60 years, Hugh Matteson; six daughters: Alice L. Farnsworth of Cambridge, New York, Ann Bartholomew of Rutland, Mary Fenton and her husband, Jerry, of Castleton, Beverly Dunbar of Proctor, Joanne Duffany and her husband, Peter Sr., of Manchester, and Margaret Dunbar and her husband, Peter Sr., of Wells; 21 grandchildren, including Peter Dunbar Jr. of Barton; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her three sons: Almon Bartholomew, Harry Bartholomew, and Richard Matteson; and by a son-in-law, Leo Farnsworth.
A funeral service was held June 8 at the Robert M. King Funeral Home in Granville with the Reverend Jane Baker of the Embury United Methodist Church officiating. Burial followed at the Poultney Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Granville Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 173, Granville, New York 12832; or the Embury United Methodist Church, 41 East Main Street, Cambridge, New York 12816.
Arrangements are by the Robert M. King Funeral Home.
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