Orleans County, Vermont Obituary Collection
Orleans County, Vermont Obituary Collection - 26
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Date: Monday, 29 March 2010, at 4:42 p.m.
Eugene H. Lafoe
Eugene H. Lafoe, 67, of Bristol, Connecticut, died Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Bristol Hospital.
Mr. Lafoe was widowed after the love of his life for 43 years, Beverly (Garfield) Lafoe, died.
He was born in Irasburg on March 21, 1940, was a son of the late Forrest Valentine Lafoe and Shirley Alberta (Chalifoux) Lafoe.
He lived in Irasburg before moving to Bristol 40 years ago. He worked as a chicken farmer and a carpenter and worked for Arthur Industries for 12 years.
He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, and when he sang, you knew he was happy.
He is survived by two sons, Jeffery Lafoe of Bristol and Albert Blouin of Torrington, Connecticut; by two daughters, Rose Laughlin of Torrington and Donna Blouin of Bristol; by six grandchildren; by four great-grandchildren; and by two nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, ForrestineKell.
Funeral services and burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 306 Industrial Park Road, Suite 105, Middletown, Connecticut 06457.
Arrangements are by Funk Funeral Home in Bristol.
Jennie Mary Johnson
Jennie Mary Johnson, 60, of Island Pond died April 26, 2007, at her home.
Ms. Johnson was born March 9, 1947, in Bakersfield to Arnold Robert Johnson and Olive Josephine King.
She had nine siblings: Emily Johnson, Margaret Coyle, Arnold Johnson, Theodore Johnson, Michael Johnson, Charlie Johnson, Mark Johnson, Martha Johnson, and David Johnson.
Many knew her as the postmaster of Beebe Plain, where she served her community for 22 years. She served her country as a sergeant in the United States Air Force from 1965 to 1969. She was a veteran of the Vietnam War and a Legionnaire. She was a regular blood donor for the American Red Cross.
She was a self-taught artist, well-known for her watercolor portraits. She was gifted with embroidery, quilting, and beading.
She was a writer and a philosopher, and once said, “Why is it more important to carry a light load many times than a heavy load once? Because it is more important to build strength than to display it.”
She was an extremely dedicated single parent, giving her daughter things that she never had for herself. Her daughter Neweve Marie Johnson-Lively lives in Richmond.
Her friends and family are invited to remember and celebrate her life from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Home on Darling Hill Road in Newport. Her wishes were to be cremated without a funeral service.
She lived a rich life, full of courage and struggle, exemplifying generosity, honesty, and integrity to all who knew her.
A high school scholarship fund is being created to commemorate her generous spirit. In lieu of gifts or flowers, donations may be sent to the Jennie Johnson Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 5, Beebe Plain, Vermont 05823.
Eunice Elizabeth Greaves
Eunice Elizabeth Greaves, 92, of Walden, formerly of Danville, died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin.
Mrs. Greaves was born September 22, 1914, in Barre, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Lillie) Milne.
She graduated from Spaulding High School in 1932.
On September 16, 1944, she married Gerald Courtney Greaves Sr. in Montpelier.
In her earlier years she was employed as domestic help for Clifton Heaton. She later worked for the Montpelier Savings Bank and was a nurse’s aide at the Greensboro Nursing Home.
She was a member of the Danville United Methodist Church, the West Danville United Methodist Women’s Group, the Danville Women’s Club, and the Walden Home Dem. She enjoyed reading, knitting, and crocheting.
Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth “Betty” Larrabee of Walden and Cynthia Buska of Plainfield; daughter-in-law Hazel Greaves of Walden; brother Richard Milne of Cherry Hill, New Jersey; sister Virginia Anderson of Barre; sister-in-law Eleanor Milne of Barre; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Greaves Sr., in 1985; by her daughter Linda Irene Greaves in 2002; by stepson Gerald Greaves Jr.; and by brother Francis Milne.
To honor her request, there will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 6, at 2 p.m. in the West Danville United Methodist Church with Jane Larrabee officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Craftsbury Common Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Greaves’ memory may be made to the Woodridge Nursing Home, activities fund, Box 550, Barre, Vermont 05641.
Arrangements are by Northern Vermont Funeral Service in Hardwick.
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