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Dorothy Alberta Audy
NEW HAVEN MILLS - Dorothy Alberta Audy, 75, died Monday April 1, 2002, in Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Middlebury. She was born Dec. 15, 1926, in Rupert, Vt. She was the daughter of Walter K. and Ida (McKeigan) Audy. She was a member of St. Ambrose Church in Bristol and New Haven Home Dem. On June 21, 1947, she married Roger C. Audy in East Dorset. She is survived by her husband of New Haven Mills; six children, Nancy Repice of Massachusetts, Larry Audy of Wallingford, Paul Audy of New Haven, Keith Audy of Bristol, Kevin Audy of Bristol and Kathleen Boyd of Benson; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Keys Jr. of New York; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Susan, and a brother, Gordon Keys. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. Interment was in St. Jerome's Cemetery in East Dorset.

Burton Danyow
SOUTH BURLINGTON - Burton E. Danyow, 75, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at his home in South Burlington. He was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Ferrisburgh, the son of Henry and Mildred (Brittell) Danyow. He was in the U. S. Navy and served during World War II as a ranking seaman first class. He is survived by three sisters, Dorothy Matot of Shoreham, Pearl Yantz of Vergennes and Ruth LaFlam of Vergennes; a brother, George Danyow of Southwich, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews A memorial service will be at a later date.

George D. Elmore
NORTH FERRISBURGH - George D. Elmore, 79, died Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Middlebury after a long illness. He was born June 15, 1922, at Hinton, W.V., the son of Frank O. and Kathryn Surber Elmore. He graduated from Hinton High School in 1940 and retired from CSX Corporation's electrical department in Cumberland, Md., in 1984. He was previously employed by the C&O Railroad in Huntington, W.V., and Grand Rapids, Mich. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in France, Germany, and Belgium with the 3rd Army's 12th Armored Division. He was a member and former junior deacon of Baptist Temple Church of Huntington, W.V. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Louise Humphreys Elmore; a daughter, Donna Sue Oosterman, and her husband, Terence, of North Ferrisburgh; a brother, Frederick M. Elmore of Hinton, W.V.; and two cousins. He chose to be cremated and will be buried at Greenbrier Burial Park in Hinton, W.V., at a later date.

Harriett Davis Greene
MIDDLEBURY - Harriett Davis Greene died in Middlebury on Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at the age of 76. She was born on September 22, 1925, the daughter of Charles Birger Greene and Ruth Davis Greene of Bristol, Conn. After graduating from high school in Bristol, she attended Smith College for two years until her marriage to Preston Rogers Bassett Jr. in 1944. After her marriage she continued her study of music at the Hartford School of Music and Bennington College. She was an accomplished pianist for whom music was a lifelong interest. With Preston Bassett Jr. she had three children. After the children were in school she went to work at Columbia University's Lamont Geological Observatory, where she worked for 20 years. After her divorce in the early 1960s, she married the distinguished geophysicist Maurice Ewing, founder and director of Lamont. She worked with Professor Ewing as his assistant at Lamont and later as manager of Galveston Geophysical Institute. After Maurice Ewing's death she married George Doey, originally from Scotland. With Mr. Doey she moved to Vermont, living first in Cornwall and then in Middlebury. They also spent time in Scotland, where they had a house in Troon. After George Doey' s death she remained active in Middlebury life as a member of St. Stephen's Church and the Middlebury Garden Club. In 1996 she moved to Ozona, Fla., with her companion, Arthur H. Smith. In 2000 she and Mr. Smith moved back to Middlebury She is survived by her daughter, Ellen, and her husband, James Meadors, of Lincoln, Mass.; her son, the Rev. Paul Bassett, and his wife, Barbara, of Cincinnati, Ohio; five granddaughters; her sister Martha Greene Ullery and her husband, Donald, in Tucson, Ariz.; her stepdaughter Colleen (Doey) Thomas of Derbyshire, England; and by her friend and companion Arthur H. Smith. She was predeceased by her daughter Martha Bassett (Geacintov), who died in 1976. A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Middlebury on Saturday, April 20, at 3 p.m. A reception will follow at Middlebury Community House. Donations in her memory may be made to her son Paul's church, St. George Russian Orthodox Church, 4905 Myrtle Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242; to St. Stephen's Church in Middlebury; or to Addison County Community Action Group.

Shirley Watts Mayforth (Griffin)
BRISTOL - Shirley W. Mayforth, 83, died March 24, 2002, at the Myrick Community Care Home in Bristol. She and her husband, Dr. Bill Griffin, lived in Brattleboro until 1952, when they moved to Hackensack, N.J., where the Griffins remained for over 30 years and raised their children. In 1980, Shirley left New Jersey to return to her native Vermont, to reestablish old roots and care for her mother. She had a close circle of loyal women she knew from her college days; these relationships sustained her and brought much pleasure, especially across the bridge table. Her friends and her family were continuously supportive through her many lapses of illness and hospitalization. She will be remembered for her creativity, culture, artistic sensibility, and resilience in the face of her increasing incapacity, her family said. She is survived by her children, Sandra (Griffin) DiPhillips of Londonderry, N.H., Patricia Griffin of Williston, David Griffin of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Meg (Griffin) Reign of Ashburn, Va. She was predeceased by two children, Nancy Watts Griffin (1945) and William Mead Griffin Jr. (1976); her sister, Nancy (Mayforth) Belber; and the father of her children, William Mead Griffin Sr. (2001). As she wished, her remains were donated to the University of Vermont College of Medicine. She asked that donations be made in her name to the Ruggles Foundation, 262 Prospect St., Burlington, Vt. 05601, or to Saint Paul's Memorial Garden, Battery Street, Burlington, Vt. 05601. A service to celebrate her life is planned for Saturday, April 27, at 10 a.m., at St. Paul's Cathedral, Burlington.

Robert Joseph McClay
BRANDON - Robert Joseph McClay, 74, died early Sunday, March 31, 2002, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Windsor on Nov. 29, 1927. He was the son of Joseph and Margaret (Armstrong) McClay. He graduated from Windsor High School and received his degree in business from the University of Vermont. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army in the Pacific theater. Following his honorable discharge in 1947, he returned to Windsor and worked with Goodyear for several years. On July 4, 1953, he married Gwyneth Stapleton in Granby, Quebec. Mrs. McClay died Jan. 3, 1992. He had worked for Montgomery Ward for 27 years, retiring in 1981. He had been a resident of Brandon since 1975, moving there from Ithaca, N.Y. Following his retirement, he continued working in sales for Godnick's Furniture in Rutland until 1991. He was a member of The Loyal Order Of The Moose in Rutland and was a former member of The Windsor Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed bowling. He belonged to St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Brandon. Surviving are his son Michael R. McClay of Brandon; a daughter, Anne M. Fillioe, of Pittsford; and three grandchildren. A brother, James McClay, predeceased him in 1988. The funeral service was held on Wednesday at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Brandon. The graveside committal service and burial followed at Pine Hill Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to The Salvation Army, 22 Wales Street, Rutland, Vt. 05701.

Allen "Zeke" Douglas Moulton
CASTLETON - Allen "Zeke" Douglas Moulton, 34, died March 25, 2002, at Deaconess Hospital in Shirley, Mass. He was born in Frankfurt, Germany, on March 31, 1967. He was the son of Russell and Elizabeth (Archer) Moulton. His father was career military so he received his education in various schools, including El Paso, Texas, and Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md. He moved with his family to Brandon in 1979. He attended Otter Valley Union High School and later received his diploma from Randolph High School. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and the races at Devil's Bowl Speedway. He had been a member of the Aberdeen, Md., Indoor Shooting Club and the Civil Air Patrol. Surviving is a daughter, Tara Lynn Moulton of Schenectady, N.Y.; his father, Russell Moulton Sr., and stepmother, Sylvia F. Moulton, of Rutland; his mother, Elizabeth Moulton of Castleton; a brother, Russell J. "Rusty" Moulton Jr. of Forestdale; a sister, Juanita E. New of Leicester; his paternal grandmother, Virginia Farrar, of Ascutney; and a stepbrother, Randy Nash of Stafford, Va. A sister, Sharon Moulton, predeceased him in 1962. A private service of remembrance was held on Saturday. A private burial will take place at a later date in the family lot at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Fair Haven.

Margaret C. Trickett
ORWELL - Margaret Constance Trickett, 76, died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. She was born in Chelsea, Mass., on Jan. 2, 1926. She was the daughter of George A. and Lillian (Colbourne) Trickett. She received her degree from Syracuse University, class of 1948, and earned her masters' in education from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Her teaching career, which spanned 43 years, included teaching at Curry College, and at the high schools of Gorham, Maine; Cohassett, Mass.; and Winchester, Mass. While at Winchester, she became a guidance counselor. She had a great commitment to working with young people. both as a teacher and guidance counselor. In the mid-1950s to the early 1970s, she led many groups of young people to Europe, to countries in the Eastern Bloc behind the Iron Curtain, as well as to Japan, under the auspices of The Experiment In International Living, now known as The School for International Training. She believed strongly in international education and understanding. Surviving is her brother, George A. Trickett and his wife, Carole, of Orwell, with whom she had made her home; four nieces, Jennifer L. Trickett and Heather A. Trickett, both of Malden, Mass., Hannahlore R. Trickett of Farmington, Maine, and P. Sarah Trickett of Middlebury; and several cousins. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Christ Episcopal Church in Cambridge, Mass. Following the service the family will receive friends in the church hall, for a time of fellowship and reflection. Memorial gifts may be made to The School For International Training, Kipling Road, Brattleboro, Vt. 05302.

Gerda A. Barber, 74
Shoreham - Gerda Adeline Carla Barber, 74, died Monday evening, June 3, 2002, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, after short illness. She was born on Oct. 2. 1927, in Bremerhaven, Germany, the daughter of August and Bertha (Floamer) Wehrenberg. She was educated and lived in Germany during the early part of her life. She met her husband, Charles Barber, in Germany during World War II, and later became a citizen of the United States. The couple was married on Aug. 16, 1947, in Fair Haven. She was a member of the Shoreham Congregational Church and she also enjoyed memberships in the Ladies' Auxiliary of the VFW in Middlebury and the Sixty-Plus Club of Shoreham. She enjoyed doing crafts, painting and cooking. She is survived by her husband, Charles Barber of Shoreham; her five sons and their spouses, Dave Barber of Orwell, Dwight Barber of Tower City, Pa., R. Kevin Barber of Braintree, Douglas Barber of Salisbury and Dale Barber of Shoreham; 14 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. She was predeceased by her brother, Wilhelm Wehrenberg. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Shoreham Congregational Church, followed by burial in the Lakeview Cemetery in Shoreham, Memorial contributions may be offered to the Shoreham Congregational Church.

Herve L. Chartrand, 81
WHITING - Herve L. Chartrand, 81, died Monday evening, June 3, 2002, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. surrounded by his family. He was born in Whiting on Feb. 19, 1921. He was the son of John and Alberta (St. Denis) Chartrand, and received his early education in Whiting schools. He was a lifelong resident of Whiting. He had been a self-employed farmer, and owned and operated Herve Chartrand Excavating and Trucking. He served the town of Whiting in various positions, and was a member of the Whiting School Board. He was a charter member of the Whiting volunteer fire department. He loved woodworking and was always working with anything mechanical He was a devoted family man, who said, "My greatest accomplishment in life is my family." He was a communicant of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Leicester, and also attended St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. Surviving are his wife, Rita Ethier Chartrand, of Whiting, whom he married in Orwell on May 17, 1943; a son, Robert Chartrand of Clarendon; four daughters, Rachael LaDuke of Forestdale, Jane DeLong and her husband, Arnie, of Rutland, Connie Chartrand of Princeton, N.J., and Anne Quenneville and her husband, Maurice, of Leicester; three brothers, Jules Chartrand of Shelburne, Eugene Chartrand of Pittsford and George Chartrand of Evanston, Wyo.; two sisters, Lucienne Bostwick of Bradenton, Fla., and Cora Ethier of Bridport; 10 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Roland, in 1933 and a sister, Alice Chartrand, in 1990. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday morning at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Brandon. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place at a later date in the family lot at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church, c/o Fr. Baltz, 38 Carver St., Brandon, Vt. 05733, or to the Whiting Volunteer Fire Dept. Whiting, Vt. 05778.

Reginald O. Foley, 69
Hancock - Reginald O. Foley, 69, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the Veterans' Hospital in White River Junction. He was born in Brushton, N.Y., on Dec. 11, 1932, the son of Fabian and Beatrice (Casaw) Foley. He served with the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 in Iceland. He was a member of the American Legion Post 26 in White River Junction. He worked for the Standard Register Company in Middlebury for 25 years as a receiving clerk and foreman. In his earlier years he worked at the Weyerhaeuser Mill in Hancock. He retired in 1993. He was an avid hunter and deep-sea fisherman. He also enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Surviving are his wife Marjorie (Bullard) Foley; a son, James R. Foley of Rochester; a daughter, Cheryl Jobes of Hancock; two brothers, Ronald Foley Sr. of Rochester and Robert Foley Sr. of White River Junction; a sister, Effie Rice of Rochester; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers, Fabian, Lloyd, Maynard and Francis; and by two sisters, Beatrice Reed and Louisa (Tilly) Slater. The graveside funeral and committal service was held on Tuesday in the Hancock Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley Rescue Squad, Hancock. Vt.

Eunice Arlene Hadley, 87
EAST MIDDLEBURY - Eunice Arlene Hadley, 87, of East Middlebury, formerly of North Haven, Conn., and Northford, Conn., died Thursday, May 30, 2002, at the Rockville General Hospital in Vernon, Conn. She was the wife of the late William A. Hadley Jr. She was born in New Haven, Conn., on November 18, 1914, a daughter of Norman and Jessie Osborn Robinson. She is survived by a daughter, Virginia Carter, and her husband Richard of Vernon, Conn., with whom she made her home for the last six months; two sisters, Charlotte Bailey of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Adelma Messenger and her husband David of Pittsfield, Mass.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, June Hadley of Salisbury. She was predeceased by a son, Allan W. Hadley; a brother, Porter Robinson; and a sister Norma Squires. A memorial service will be held at a later date. There are no calling hours. Burial will be private. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.

Gail L. Jennings
Bomoseen - Gail L. Jennings, 46, died Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Green Mountain Nursing Home in Colchester. She was born on July 28, 1955, in Glens Falls, N.Y., the daughter of Clayton and Bessie (Cram) Jennings. She is survived by a son, Jason Jennings of Castleton; a daughter, Kimberly Rogers of Rutland; two sisters, June Scott of New York and Beth Jennings of Colchester; her father, Clayton Jennings of Illinois; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Lincoln United Church, with interment in Maple Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorial contributions may be made to the Green Mountain Nursing Home, 1102 Ethan Allen Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446.

Mary Louise Kelly
Ferrisburgh - Mary Louise Kelly, 93, died on Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. She was born on August 26, 1908, in New York City, the daughter of David F. and Fannie (Austin) Kelly. She graduated from Colby College and received her master's degree from Columbia University Teacher College. She taught in various private schools from 1931 through 1936 in the New York City area. From 1936 through 1946, she taught in Saranac Lake, N.Y. She retired from teaching at Lyman Hunt School in Burlington. Along with her brother and two sisters, she operated the roadside stand at Ferrimont Orchard in Ferrisburgh for many years. She is survived by a brother, Wilfred Kelly of Vergennes; a niece, Jeanne Kelly of Ferrisburgh; and her nephew, David Kelly of Waterbury. She was predeceased by two sisters, Estelle in 1985 and Ruth in 1995. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 8, at 11 a.m. at the New Haven United Reform Church. Contributions may be made to New Haven United Reform Church, 1660 Ethan Allen Highway, New Haven, Vt. 05472.

Harry F. Newville
Vergennes - Harry F. Newville, 80, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury. He was born on August 11, 1921, in Shoreham, the son of Fredrick and Mabel (Brileya) Newville. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was employed in the iron ore mines in Witherbee, N.Y., then moved to Vermont in 1960 to farm. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Josephine (Jerome) Newville of Vergennes; his son, Barry Newville of Rutland; three daughters, Ann Whitney of Port Henry, N.Y., Cheryl Pouliot of Shoreham and Donna Chaplin of Milton; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ken Newville of Shoreham; four sisters, Ruth Jerome, Geraldine Trudo, and Genny Nuttall, all of Vergennes, and Veda Haskins of Mineville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private.

Garfield Fay
GOSHEN - Garfield Harrison Fay, 90, died early Tuesday morning, July 30, 2002, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Goshen on June 8, 1912. He was the son of Walter and Lillie (Barnard) Fay. He received his early education in Goshen schools. In his earlier years he had worked in the iron mines in Mineville, N.Y. He drove school buses for the town of Goshen for several years. He retired in 1977, following more than 30 years of service for Central Vermont Public Service Corp. He was a member of St. Paul's Masonic Lodge No. 25 F & A.M. in Brandon. He was also a member of Farmers Chapter No. 9 and Farmers Council No. 9 Royal Arch Masons. He belonged to Mount Calvary Commandry in Middlebury. He had served the town of Goshen as fire warden for over 40 years. He had also served as a town lister for several years. He had been a member of the board of civil authority and was a justice of the peace. He was an avid deer hunter and fisherman. He loved to garden. Surviving are his son, Roland O. Fay of Rutland; four daughters, Alice P. Johnson of Richmond, Va., Annette Napsey of Springfield, Arlene Hunt of Brandon and Martha Bissonnette of Goshen; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and a niece. His wife, Evelyn B. Fay, predeceased him Dec. 13, 1985. They were married Oct. 6, 1936. Heidi Fay, a granddaughter, also predeceased him. Funeral services were held on Friday in Brandon, followed by a Masonic service and burial in Forestdale Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to St Paul's Masonic Lodge No. 25, 52 Pearl Street, Brandon, Vt. 05733, or to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.

Ann Hunneman Kimberly, 76
MIDDLEBURY - Ann Hunneman Kimberly, 76, died at her home on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, in the loving care of her children and friends. She was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Chicago and grew up in Portland, Maine. The daughter of Roger and Dorothy (Burrage) Hunneman, she graduated from Smith College in 1946 and earned her MSW at Simmons College School of Social Work in 1948. In 1952, she and her husband, Bill, moved to Middlebury, where they built their own home. She was associated with the Counseling Service of Addison County, helping to guide that institution through its beginnings to become an important community resource. At different times, she served as a board member, executive director, social worker, emergency worker and intake coordinator. Recently, she received a lifetime achievement award for her leadership at CSAC. She enjoyed traveling while she spent a second career in the travel business. In her travels to Europe, Alaska and Hawaii, she pursued her lifelong interests in painting, golf, skiing, hiking and sailing. Her greatest joys were the seacoast of Maine and her grandchildren. After retirement, she volunteered as a teacher's aide at Mary Hogan School while her grandchildren were students there. She was involved with Middlebury Coop Nursery School, Middlebury Health Council, Youth Services Bureau, and several mental health committees. She was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist church. She is survived by her daughter, Jenny and her husband, Doug Jesseman, of Bennington, her sons, Rammy and his wife, Annmarie, of Bridport, and Roger of Middlebury; three grandchildren; her brother, Thomas Hunneman and his wife, Erika; a niece and a nephew. A memorial service will be held on Monday, Aug. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 6 Cross Street, Middlebury. Memorial contributions may be made to Union District No. 3, 76 Charles Avenue, Middlebury, Vt. 05753, for purchase of high school library materials, or to the Counseling Service of Addison County, 89 Main Street, Middlebury, Vt. 05753

Nancy M. (Mitchell) Lash, 53
Colchester / Daytona Beach, Fla. - Nancy M. (Mitchell) Lash, 53, died July 28, 2002, at her home in Daytona Beach, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan. 30, 1949, in Middlebury, the daughter of Everett "Doc" and Helen "Judy" (Ryan) Mitchell. She graduated from Middlebury Union High School in 1966. On Dec. 20, 1967, she married her high school sweetheart, Robert C. Lash. She was a longtime employee of the Colchester School District, mostly at Malletts Bay School as head cook. Surviving are her husband, Robert "Bob" Lash; her son, Tracy "TJ" Lash, and his wife, Bianca; her son, Adam Lash, all of Colchester; her mother, Judy Mitchell; her brothers, Ken "Beaver" Mitchell, and his friend, Pat Wood; her brother, William "Willy" Mitchell and his wife, Christy; her sister, Susan Rhines, and her friend, John Crosby; her brother-in-law, John Lash, and his wife, Nikki; three grandchildren; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and nieces. She was predeceased by her father, "Doc" Mitchell, her mother-in-law, Sylvia Lash, and her aunt, Ida Ryan. Services were held at Holy Cross Church in Colchester on Tuesday.

Michael D. Lewis, 54
Lincoln - Michael D. Lewis, 54, died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. He was born Aug. 2, 1947, in Covington, Ky., the son of Wayne and Mary (Matherly) Lewis. He was a member of American Legion Post #19 in Bristol. He is survived by his wife, Annette Lewis of Lincoln; two sons, Michael A. Lewis of Bowling Green, Ky., and Brandon A. Lewis of Frankford, Del.; a brother, Jim W. Lewis of Cleveland, Ohio; five nephews and a niece. A graveside service will be held for the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Bristol Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 227, Bristol, Vt. 05443.

Roger Paul Young, 53
BRANDON - Roger Paul Young, 53, a former resident of Brandon, died early Wednesday morning, July 31, 2002, at Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born in Swanton on Aug. 29, 1948, the son of Norman and Elizabeth (Lamita) Young. He had been a resident of Rutland since 1966, moving there from Brandon. He had worked in the Food Service Department at Rutland Regional Medical Center for more than 23 years. Surviving are three brothers, Lawrence Young of South Burlington, Gilbert Young of Swanton and Norman Young of Carlsbad, N.M.; a niece and several cousins. The funeral service was held on Saturday in Brandon. Burial followed in Pine Hill Cemetery.

Susan L. Baltz, 48
Ferrisburgh - Susan L. Baltz, 48 died Wednesday October 2, 2002, at her home in Ferrisburgh, surrounded by her family. She was born on September 9, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of Leslie W. and Janet (Coy) Baltz. Susan was employed as a front office manager at the Basin Harbor Club. She moved to Vermont six years ago and found many friends. She came to love the beauty of the state and the people and called it her home. Her passion was horses and in Ohio she was the owner of Greystone Farm. She is survived by her husband, Jim Mullin; her parents Janet and Bud Baltz; her sisters, Pat Walter and her husband, Larry, and Debbie Easton and her husband, Craig; a brother-in-law, Gary DeRocco; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Yvonne DeRocco. Funeral services were held Saturday in Vergennes. Interment will be in Cleveland. Memorial contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, Vt. 05753.

Arthur Scott Bapp, 84
Bristol - Arthur Scott Bapp, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002, at his home in Bristol, surrounded by his family. He was born in Underhill on Sept 26, 1918, the 15th child of Fred and Hattie (Brown) Bapp. He married Ruth Pierce on August 27, 1966. He was educated in Underhill schools and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He loved all animals and outdoor farm life, working several farms in the Chittenden County area. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Bapp of Bristol; four children, Raymond Bapp of Leicester, Rose Emmons of Washington, Isabell Lantheir of Glens Falls, N.Y., and Christopher Bapp of Bristol; three grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude (Trudy) Murphy of Moretown; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by many brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Monday in Bristol, with interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Contribution may be made to the family.

Robert Wayne Giard, 79
Bridport- Robert Wayne Giard, 79, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2002, at Helen Porter Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Bridport on Jan. 24, 1923, the son of Victor and Marguerite (Nadeau) Giard, and was a lifelong resident of Bridport. He graduated from Middlebury High School in 1942 and served in United States Army. On Oct. 25, 1952, he married Hila Huestis. He was a dairy farmer until his retirement in 1977. Afterwards he worked for Monument Farms Dairy in Weybridge for 20 years, until his health forced him to retire. Outside of his farming, he enjoyed hunting, and he loved mowing his lawn and watching TV. Surviving is his wife of 49 years, Hila Giard of Bridport; one son, Wayne Giard and his wife, Kelly, of Brandon; one daughter, Lori-Anne Kimball of Williston; six grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard Giard and his wife, Doris, and Russell Giard and his wife, Ellie, all of Bridport; one sister, Kathryn Myrick of Bridport; two aunts, Vivian Jackson and Violet Nadeau of Bridport; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Dufresne, in 1998, and three brothers, Walter, Wallace and Arthur Giard. Funeral services were held on Sunday in Middlebury, followed by graveside committal services and burial in Bridport Central Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be to Town Line First Response, P.O. Box 82, Bridport, Vt. 05734.

William Richard Rowe, 92
BRANDON - William Richard Rowe, 92, died early Thursday morning, Oct. 3, 2002, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Rutland. He was born in Pittsford on Oct. 31, 1909, the son of John A. and Ellen (Warner) Rowe. He received his early education in a one-room schoolhouse in Florence. In his earlier years he worked as a crane operator at Patch-Wagner Foundry in Rutland. He later worked a short time at Rutland Creamery. He embarked on his career as a barber at Hollywood Barber Shop on Merchants Row in Rutland, where he learned the trade from Ivan Tyler. Mr. Tyler sent him to barber school in Boston. After his training, he returned to Vermont and opened Rowe's Barber Shop in Brandon in 1932. He owned and operated the shop with his son until finally retiring in 1999, after working 69 years as a barber. He had been a resident of Rutland since 1978. He was a member of St. Paul's Masonic Lodge No. 42 in Brandon. He also belonged to Farmers Chapter No. 9 and Farmers Council No. 9 Royal Arch Masons. Surviving are his wife Catherine (Hyjek) Rowe of Rutland, whom he married April 2, 1977; one son, Richard W. Rowe of Brandon; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased in 1971 by his first wife, Evelyn A. Rowe, whom he married in May 1934, and by a sister, Sheila Bovi, in 1998. The funeral service was held on Saturday at the Brandon Congregational Church. A graveside Masonic service was conducted by members of St. Paul's Masonic Lodge at Pine Hill Cemetery. Memorial gifts of flowers may be made to The Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, Vt. 05733.

Gloria Shaw
CORNWALL - Gloria Shaw died Oct. 2, 2002, at her Cornwall home in the loving care of a team of family members, caretakers and Addison County Home Health & Hospice staff and volunteers. The cause of death was cancer of the liver, which Mrs. Shaw quietly endured for some months with the same dignity and thoughtfulness with which she accepted the onslaught of Parkinson's disease years earlier. She was 80 years old. Gloria touched many people in the Middlebury, Charlotte and Burlington area during her nearly 50 years residence here. She was known for her generosity of spirit and her ability to mix people of all ages in lively social gatherings. A lady of great taste and style, her creativity was always evident to her guests at her homes in Cornwall and on Thompson's Point in Charlotte. Gloria was a dancer and choreographer with a keen eye for design and dress. She and her late husband, Gilbert Shaw, designed their house in Cornwall and the distinctive buildings of the Polymers Company on Route 116 in Middlebury during the 1950s and 1960s. Until her very last year she gave dance classes in her homes to friends that over the years developed into a supportive group, which she referred to as the "Sisterhood." Gloria was a vigorous part of the Middlebury Community Players and choreographed many of their musical productions, as well as fund-raisers for the Porter Hospital. She served faithfully on the board of Green Mountain College for six years and was an early member of the Vermont Mozart Festival organizing board. Gloria Eksergian Shaw was born in Philadelphia on October 10, 1921. She was raised in an artistic and academic home living with her grandfather, Carnig Eksergian, a noted portrait painter, her mother, Maydell Hagenbuch, an accomplished cellist, and her father and uncle, Rupen and Levon Eksergian, distinguished graduates of MIT, who were known respectively for their design work on cannons, locomotives and automobile brakes. Gloria's childhood memories at the dinner table often included international luminaries in the fields of physics and materials science. Her mother, Maydell, was an early patron of the late composer Alan Hovhaness, who stayed at Gloria's Cornwall home when he visited Vermont in 1981 to conduct his symphony "To The Green Mountains." Gloria was an accomplished horseback rider and dancer as a young woman. In her teenage years she danced with a professional troupe including venues with the Philadelphia Orchestra and performances at Longwood Gardens. After schooling at Quaker schools in Philadelphia, she attended Bennington College and the Julliard School of Music. At both institutions she studied with Martha Graham, and at Julliard she studied music theory with Louis Horst, who was Graham's mentor. During World War II she married Geisse Fuguet and moved to a historic farmhouse in Bucks County, Pa., where she and her husband raised trotters and pacers. Her daughter, Gay (Fuguet) Regan, was born here. Gloria's interest in travel led her to Vermont in a curious way. In 1953 she began traveling extensively in Europe and South America. That year she met her second husband, Gilbert Shaw, on the maiden voyage of the Andrea Doria and she later joined Gil in Middlebury. At home she became the close friend and confidant of Gil's children as well as a nurturing mother and grandmother to her daughter and grandchildren. Gil and Gloria were constant companions and continued to pursue their love of travel, visiting Gil's extrusion patent licensees the world over and adventuring on ocean liners and yachts for pleasure until his untimely death in 1973. During an extended period of grief after Gil's death, Gloria spent winters helping a long time friend manage Galley Bay resort on Antigua. It was there that she met Dr. Frederic Wertz, her loving companion of her latter years. Dr. Wertz retired from his prominent psychiatric practice in Tenafly, N.J., and moved to Vermont, practicing psychiatry part-time in Middlebury and Shelburne. Together Gloria and Fred enjoyed theater, ballroom dancing and travel. Widowed again in 1995, Gloria's life was enriched by her ever-widening circle of family and friends. During these final years she maintained her adventurous spirit, traveling as far as Saipan to celebrate the birth of her great-grandchild, Katerina Retwaiut. Her death was a great loss to all those who loved and admired her. Tragically, two of her Shaw daughters, Sandra Gullikson and Nancy Weil, were taken by ALS and cancer respectively during the summer of 2001. She is survived by her daughter, Gay Fuguet Regan and her husband, Peter, of Hinesburg, and a step-daughter, Mary Shaw Mackay and her husband, Alan, of Spokane, Wash.; her cousin and life-long friend, Brenda Eksergian Boehnert and her husband, Kenneth, of Sarasota, Fla., and her niece, whom she helped to raise as a teenager, Mary Jane Shaw McKee and her husband, James, of Potomac, Md. She has a number of living grandchildren: Kenneth Miller and wife Lisa, Happy Miller-Retwaiut and husband Ramon, Andrea Regan, Caressa Gullikson Houghton and husband Geoffrey, Jordan Gullikson, Margaret Mackay, Susie Mackay Healy and husband Keefe, and David Weil as well as six great-grandchildren. A memorial celebration of Gloria Shaw's life is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church of Middlebury. Contributions may be made in Gloria's memory to Elderly Services in Middlebury or to the Addison County Home Health & Hospice.


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