Charles Sterling Brown
Charles Sterling Brown, a quiet, gentle, pensive man, died June 13, 2001, among family and friends at his home on the Brown Family Farm in Derby.
Mr. Brown fought a courageous battle with cancer for three years. He was born on August 4, 1942, in Newport to Donald and Margaret (LeClair) Brown. He graduated from Derby Academy in the class of 1960, later attended Norwich University, and graduated from the University of Vermont in 1967. He was one of the first teachers when North Country Union High School opened its doors in 1967. He was a Customs agent and will be best remembered for his Sweaters and Jean Shop on Main Street in Newport that he owned and operated for 13 years. For the last six years he was a courier for Community National Bank, Passumpsic Savings Bank, and Lyndonville Savings Bank until three months ago when his health failed. He was a devoted father, son, brother, and friend to many.
His loving children are Heidi Rae Desrochers and her husband, Robert, of Derby and Sean Brown and his friend, Hope Gray, of Derby; stepchildren are: Cedar Lalime Wang of Memphis, Tennessee, Crystal Lalime of New York City, and Kasey Lalime of Durham, North Carolina. He is also survived by his mother, Margaret Brown, of Derby; by a brother Elwin Brown, of Derby; by a sister Effie Brown of Derby; by several nieces and nephews; and by his special lady and wife for many years, Rosemary Lalime, of Derby.
He was predeceased by his father, Donald Brown, and by his wife, Virginia Brown. He was an avid snowmobiler and will always be remembered by his brothers: Moe Prevost, John Marshall, Jeff Goodsell, and the late Rene Valley, and other friends who made frequent snowmobile trips.
A memorial service was held Saturday, June 16, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Newport with the Reverend Robert Castle officiating. A celebration of the life of Charles Sterling Brown immediately followed the service at the Brown Family Farm where he grew up and spent his life in Derby. At the Brown Family memorial service, family scattered his mortal remains to the elements. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed to Orleans-Essex and VNA and Hospice, Incorporated, 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vermont 05855.
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes.
Paul G. Buskey
Paul G. Buskey, 87, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Springfield Hospital.
Mr. Buskey was born December 4, 1913, in Barton, the son of William and Josephine (Valley) Buskey. On July 3, 1939, he married Jovanna Davis in Barton. The family moved to Springfield in 1951. Mr. Buskey worked for Fellows Gear Shaper for 25 years. He retired to take care of his wife.
He was an avid golfer and bowler for 40 years. He enjoyed needlework, cross-stitch, and latch hook.
He was predeceased by his parents; by two sisters, Florence and Doris; and by one brother, Rudolph.
Members of his surviving family include his wife of 61 years, Jovanna "Jo"; one son, Frank, and his wife, Benita, of Florida; one daughter, Lorraine Millay, and her husband, Joe, of Springfield; one sister, Theresa, of Florida; three brothers: Raymond of New York, Regis of Florida, and Robert of New Hampshire; four grandchildren: Pamm of Ohio, Paul of Virginia, Ryan of North Carolina, and Christine of Florida; and six great-grandchildren. He was very fond of children and his new friends Hannah and Binny.
A memorial service was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church on June 20.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice or to Visiting Nurses Association of Springfield, 366 River Street, Springfield, Vermont 05156.
Arrangements are by Adams and Kenney Funeral Homes in Chester.
Janice K. Butler
Janice K. Butler, 77, beloved wife of Arland Butler of Barton, died peacefully June 14, 2001, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Butler was born on September 22, 1923, in West Glover, a daughter of Walter and Doris (Whiteher) King. She received a business associate's degree from Burlington Business School. On June 8, 1946, she married Arland Butler, who survives her. She and her husband were former owners of Butler's Bus Service for over 50 years.
She held memberships with the Order of the Eastern Star Orient Chapter No. 13 of Barton and also the Colton Chapter No. 66 of Irasburg, Ladies Home Dem, Willing Workers Club, West Glover Christmas Club, and West Glover Congregational Church.
She enjoyed embroidering, working in her flower garden, crocheting, and baking.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Arland Butler, of Barton. She was the beloved mother of Linda Stevens of Orleans, Barbara Shafer and her husband, Brent, of Orleans, Brenda Smith and her husband, Clarence, of Wheelock, Dee-dee Collette and her husband, Mark, of Orleans, and Sheila Butler-Kepler and her husband, Sandy, of West Glover; by her cherished 11 grandchildren; by six great-grandchildren; by brothers, Fred King and his wife, Catherine, of Lyme, New Hampshire, and Donald King and his wife, Harriett, of West Glover; by sisters: Carolyn Perron of Glover, Barbara Kinsley of West Glover, and Sherry Muller of Sheffield; by Arland's brothers, sisters, and families; and by several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 19, at West Glover Congregational Church with the Reverend Michael Caldwell officiating. Honorary bearers were Mrs. Butler's grandsons: Aaron, Chris, Cory, and Erik Smith, Atti and Eri Sequin, Sam Collette, James and Schuyler Kepler. A scattering ceremony of Mrs. Butler's remains will be held at the convenience of the family.
Should friends desire, contributions in Mrs. Butler's memory may be made to North Country Hospital, care of Cardiac Rehab Department, Prouty Drive, Newport, Vermont 05855.
Arrangements are by Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes.