Orleans County, Vermont Obituary Collection
Orleans County, Vermont Obituary Collection - 38
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Date: Monday, 29 March 2010, at 4:47 p.m.
Domina B. Nolin
Domina B. Nolin, 87, of Newport died peacefully February 12, 2005, in Newport surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Nolin was born on March 23, 1917, in Montpelier, a daughter of George and Nellie (Bottiggi) Balich. On April 24, 1948, she married Clarence Nolin, who predeceased her on February 6, 2005.
She graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre and Champlain College in Burlington. She was a member of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport where she attended daily Mass.
She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, reading, playing the piano, listening to music, and playing Scrabble. She held memberships with the Daughters of Isabella, Newport Womenís Club, and Cursillo.
She is survived by her children: Joanne Nolin of Newport, Mary Nolin of Derby, and Patricia Nolin of Reston, Virginia, by her grandchildren Laura Nolin and Chris Nolin and his wife, Nancie; by a sister, Geraldine Calcagni, of Rutland; by two sisters-in-law, Madeleine Nolin and Geraldean Darby, both of Burlington; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Natale Balich; and by a sister, Josephine Balich.
Funeral services were held February 15 at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport with the Reverend Peter OíLeary celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial. Spring interment will be in St. Maryís Cemetery.
Should friends desire, contributions in Mrs. Nolinís memory may be made to the activities fund at Bel-Aire Quality Care Nursing Center, Bel-Aire Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855; or to the Alzheimerís Association, Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vermont 05601.
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes.
William B. Kennison Sr.
William B. Kennison Sr., 55, of North Billerica, Massachusetts, formerly of Tewksbury and North Reading, Massachusetts, died Saturday, February 12, 2005, at the Visiting Nurses Association of Middlesex-East and Visiting Nurse Hospice House in Reading.
Born in Newport on April 22, 1949, Mr. Kennison was a son of the late Melvin B. and Elma E. (Walker) Kennison. He was raised in Wilmington and attended Wilmington High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam era and was stationed in Korea.
After serving his country, he became employed with the town of Wilmington for 15 years. He later worked for Ray LaPore and Sons Construction in Wilmington.
He was a very proud husband, father, and grandfather with a great personality. He was always known to crack a joke and was always available to help someone. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He enjoyed playing the lottery numbers and was an avid hockey buff. He loved taking short trips to New Hampshire and Vermont to visit family.
Family members include his loving wife of 26 years, Kay D. (Rees) Kennison; son William B. Kennison Jr. of North Billerica; daughters Tina (Rose) Marshall and her husband, John, of Peabody, Massachusetts, and Tracy (Rose) Zimmerman and her husband, Mark, of North Reading; his stepmother Phyllis Kennison and her friend, Wayne Broe, of Vermont; brothers Richard "Dick" Kennison and his wife, Nancy, of North Woodstock, New Hampshire, and Bob Marrone of Vermont; sisters: Nancy (Kennison) Cluff and her husband, Tom, of Lowell, Massachusetts, Shelia (Kennison) Martin and her husband, Kirk, of Orleans, and Marie Marrone of Dracut, Massachusetts; seven grandchildren: Tommy MacRae Jr. and Jared Zimmerman of North Reading, Ashley and Shannon Zimmerman of Attleboro, Massachusetts, Jake and Jordan Marshall of Peabody, and MacKenzie Kennison of North Billerica; and by several nieces and nephews. He was a brother of the late Tom Kennison.
Funeral services were held at the Croswell Funeral Home in North Reading on February 15. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery in Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mr. Kennisonís memory to Visiting Nurses Association of Middlesex-East and Visiting Nurse Hospice House, 320 Haverhill Street, Reading, Massachusetts 01867.
Arrangements are by Croswell Funeral Home.
Sorry to depart yet unafraid, Rosanne Hastings, 78, died surrounded by her family at her home in Brownington Village on February 9, 2005, after a two-year battle with breast cancer.
Mrs. Hastings was born on the family farm in Edinburg, Ohio, on April 9, 1926, a daughter of Clarence J. and Fern (Rogers) Walvoord. Her schooling began at the Edinburg schools and continued at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, where she received her bachelorís degree in religious education with the class of 1943. Beginning in 1947, she attended the Hartford School of Religious Education in Connecticut and then served as director of religious education at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Canton, Ohio.
At Hartford Theological Seminary, she met fellow student Leroy N. Hastings, and they were married in July 1951. Together they served as religious education director and pastor in several Vermont parishes ó first in East St. Johnsbury, Concord, and Waterford, and beginning in 1956, in the yoked parishes of Orleans and Brownington. Beginning in 1965, she and her husband ministered in Chester, New Jersey, and beginning in 1971, in Whitman, Massachusetts.
In 1970 she received a masterís degree in library service from Rutgers University. During her 18-year career as a librarian, she worked at Brockton High School in Massachusetts and at Lake Region Union High School.
Aside from her professional life, she was an ardent flower gardener, weaver, and homemaker in the house she designed and in which she lived the past 20 years. She served as representative on the Womenís Fellowship of the United Church of Christ Vermont Conference Board of Trustees, served in various offices of the Brownington Congregational Church, and extended her interest to community concerns. She was greatly instrumental in bringing enhanced 911 to Brownington.
She is survived by her husband, the Reverend Leroy N. Hastings, a retired minister; by her three children: Mark Hastings and his wife, Kim, of Brownington, Sandra Bell of Orleans, and Timothy Hastings of Westmore; by her sister Margaret Steele of Sonoma, California; by her two brothers, Roger Walvoord and his wife, Doris, of Williston and Wilbur Walvoord and his wife, Marjorie, of Sabina, Ohio; by her three grandchildren: Jacob and Mary Alison Hastings and Jamison Bell; and by her beloved aunt Ruth Zeller of Kent, Ohio.
A memorial service will be observed on Thursday, February 17, at 2 p.m., following cremation, and her remains will be buried at the Brownington Village Cemetery in the spring.
It is the wish of the deceased and her family that contributions be made to the Brownington Congregational Church (United Church of Christ) for the churchís building fund, in care of Yvonne Mandeville, treasurer, Coventry Station Road, Brownington, Vermont 05860.
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