WILLIAM FRANCIS BUSHEYST. ALBANS
William F. Bushey, age 77, passed away due to a long illness at his son’s residence in Sevierville, Tenn., on Dec. 8, 2013.
Bill worked for over 23 years for the General Electric Company, until his retirement in 1985. Bill was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #1 St. Albans, and VFW post in Swanton. Bill was born in St. Albans on Feb. 4, 1936, the son of Francis E. Bushey who predeceased him in 1946, and Jennie "Partlow" Daigue who predeceased him in 1974.
Bill leaves his son, Darby, of Sevierville, Tenn., and two brothers, Bruce Bushey of Swanton and Michael of St. Albans, his two loving grandchildren, Justin Bushey, and Amanda Bushey, along with several nieces, nephews, and many friends. Internment will be in the spring at the convenience of the family. Gifts in William’s memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, Inc. PO Box#22 Swanton, VT. 05488.
Published on Dec 10, 2013
MILLICENT ANGELINA MARTINGEORGIA
Millicent A Martin, age 81, died peacefully on Dec. 4, 2013, at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford, surrounded by her family and extended family. Millie was born July 28, 1932, in Jefferson, N.H., the daughter of Kenneth Cameron and Lauretta (Audette) Cameron.
She was a loving wife, mother and friend. In her younger years she held various jobs in St. Albans including bartending at the Edgewater Pavilion and a seamstress in a sewing shop. After she married the love of her life, Leon “Pepper” Martin, on Nov. 14, 1956, she and Pepper owned and operated Martin’s Welding and Repair Shop for many years and also raised their family.
Millie had many friends throughout her life, was a member of the Holy Angels Church and the Quilting Guild in St. Albans. She loved to read, was a skilled seamstress, and an avid crafter [enjoying knitting and ceramics]. You could often find her baking goodies, canning the harvest from her garden or cuddling her grandchildren which she adored. She will be missed by many and remembered fondly.
Millie is survived by her daughters, Cheryl Rogers and her husband, Ron, of St. Albans, Tammy Cyr and her husband, David, of Swanton, Lori Baker and her husband, Donald, of Georgia, and Michelle Wilcox and her husband, David, of Fairfield; her sisters, Jennie Potter of Rutland, and Kaye Rocque, of St. Albans; her brothers, Angus Cameron of Glendale, Ariz., Bruce Cameron and his wife, Hazel, of Jefferson N.H., and David Cameron and his wife, Patience, of Jefferson, N.H. She also leaves behind her grandchildren and great grandchildren, Renee Atkins and her husband, Silas, and their children, Thaise and Easton; Ryan Cyr and his wife, Katie, and their son, Elliott; Shana Corbin and her husband, Robert, and their son, Henry; Olivia Baker and Joseph, Emily and Abbey Wilcox.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leon “Pepper” Martin on Oct. 13, 1999; her grandson, Albert Rogers; her parents, Kenneth and Lauretta Cameron; her brother, Oscar Cameron and her brothers-in-law, Maurice Rocque and George “Bubby” Potter.
Millie’s family would like to thank the staff at Our Lady of the Meadows for the care and support given to her and her family during her stay.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. in Holy Angels Church, 245 Lake Street, St. Albans. The Reverend Maurice J. Roy will be the celebrant.
Memorial donations can be sent in Millie’s memory to Our Lady of the Meadows, 1 Pinnacle Meadows, Richford, Vermont 05476 or Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Please visit www.healdfuneralhome.com to leave a private message or memory for Millie’s family.
Published on Dec 10, 2013
BRIAN R. LADEAURICHFORD
Brian R. Ladeau, 76, of Milford, Mass., passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 in the Milford Regional Medical Center, Milford. He was the husband of Georgia (Palmer) Ladeau.
Brian had been employed as a machinist for Adcole Corp., Marlboro for 15 years and had previously worked for Data General in Southborough.
He was born Nov. 14, 1937 in Newport, V.T., the son of the late Archie and Helen (Nash) Ladeau and was a graduate of Richford High School, Richford in 1956. He had also served in the US Navy, attaining the rank of Petty Officer.
Brian enjoyed car racing and riding his motorcycle.
In addition to his wife, Georgia, of 49 years, he is survived by three daughters, Doreen Ladeau of Grafton, Mass., Nadine Ladeau and Roy Vaz, and Amanda Ladeau and Brian Prentiss, all of Milford, Mass., eight grandchildren; Kristopher and Patrick Moutinho, Chloe, Jake, Elijah and Lyam Vaz, Michaela Gouchie and Braydan Benoit; several foster children whom he considered his own, and four foreign exchange students. He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Michael Gouchie.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Buma-Sargeant Funeral Home, 42 Congress Street, Milford, Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New England Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115. www.bumafuneralhome.com.
Published on Dec 10, 2013
REGINALD WESTRICE HILL/HIGHGATE
Reginald West, age 89, passed away unexpectedly at his home of natural causes on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
He was born Jan. 10, 1924 in Sheldon, the son of the late Leo T and Elizabeth (Cross) West, the second eldest of 14 siblings. On Aug. 22, 1944 he was married to Rita Beyor who predeceased him in February 2005. Reginald attended Sheldon schools. He bought his first dairy farm in 1942 and retired from farming in 1986. For many years Reg worked as many as four jobs at the same time: dairy farmer, cattle and calf dealer and hauling milk to support his growing family. He was also a licensed auctioneer for many years.
In his early years, he enjoyed trout fishing, playing baseball and softball and managed men and women’s softball teams. For over 40 years Reg was known locally for volunteering his time to umpire Little League and girls’ softball games and was well known for his extensive knowledge of the rules of the game at all levels of play. He especially enjoyed deer hunting, rifle, bow and black powder. He was one of the founders of the Sheldon Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Sheldon Planning Commission and Chairman for 19 years. In May 2006, Reg was recognized by the State of Vermont for his many years of civic involvement with the Town of Sheldon and the State of Vermont by awarding him with the Vermont Public Service Award.
In his retirement, deer hunting continued to be his passion both in Vermont and for many years in Pennsylvania with his grandson, Brian, and son-in-law Ray Flynn. He shot his last deer, #60 in Vermont in October 2011 at the age of 87.
Reginald is survived by his children and their families, Sandy Flynn (Ray) of Levittown, Pa., Paulette Tatro (Dwight) of Highgate, Dianna Capsey (Gary) of Montgomery, Gary R. West (Barbara) of Highgate, Gaylord L. West of Sheldon, and Brenda McDonald (Hollis) of Burke, N.Y.
Reginald is survived by 21 grandchildren, Tracy Lomurno (Michael), Brian Sked (Colleen), Steven Sked (Adelina), Julie Beyor and her companion, Michael Laroche, Lisa Beyor, Brent Beyor (Allison), Sara Rainville (Justin), Karie Henry (Mark), Patty Capsey, Kenneth Capsey (Naomi), Christie Mitchell (Trevor), Gary West and his fiancé, Jessica Toulis, Marcy Stefaniak (Eric), Lindsay Ladd (Stephen), Stacey West, Jamie Farrar (Michael), Shellie, Meghan and Jeremy West, Travis and Brandon McDonald.
He is also survived by 30 great grandchildren: Jake and Justin Lomurno, Ashley, Devon and Paige and Sienna Sked, Jessica Savage, Michaela and Nicholas Martin, Zoe, Dylan and Kevin Beyor, Brooke and Emma Rainville, Christine Hunger (Ian), Lance and Hunter Henry, Kaiden Capsey, Kimberly and David Parsons, Connor Mitchell, Hailey, Ethan and Jayden Stefaniak, Jeffory Ladd, Ariel Cooper, Nathaniel and Kameron Lefebvre, Avery Choquette, Hayden and Wyatt Lieske and Kyson Sylvester and two great-great grandchildren, Jace Savage and Ayden Lillquist.
Reginald is also survived by two brothers and seven sisters: Leo West, Jr. (Marie Anne) of Sheldon, Irene Montgomery of Franklin, Elizabeth Norris of St. Albans, Joyce Menard (Daniel) of Fairfield, Lee West (Sharron) of Laferia, Texas; Elaine Reed (Donald) of Sheldon, Barbara Colby (Richard) of St. Albans, Carolyn Rondeau (Andre) of Sheldon and Patricia Nolan (Dennis) of Highgate; a sister-in-law, Beatrice Cook of St. Albans; a brother-in-law, Lucien Menard, Jr. of Swanton; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and his wife, he was predeceased by four sisters, Wanda Plante, Virginia Goulette, Gloria Beyor and Marion Teague.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 117 Shawville Road, Sheldon Springs with Rev. Roger Charbonneau celebrating the Mass of Christian burial. Following the Mass interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home 96 Dickinson Avenue, Enosburg Falls
For those who wish, contributions in Reginald’s memory may be made to Care Partners Adult Day Care, 34 Franklin Park West, St. Albans, VT 05478 or the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495.
Private messages of condolence may be sent to Reginald’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com
Published on Dec 09, 2013
FATHER WILFRED ANDRE HOULEST. ALBANS
On Dec. 4, 2013, Father Wilfred Andre (Andy) Houle, beloved son, brother and friend was taken to heaven and into the arms of his loving Father. Fr. Houle was born to Adrien and Laurette (Paquette) Houle on Sept. 6, 1948 and spent his childhood years on the family's dairy farm in Irasburg where he learnt the value of hard work and dedication.
He is survived by his parents of Irasburg and five siblings, Elaine Baxter and spouse, Thomas, of Geneva, Ill.; Diane Yunggebauer and spouse, Fred of Hartland, V.T.; Lorraine Brasseur and spouse, Bernard, of Cornish Flats, N.H.; Ronald Houle and spouse, Colette (Gaboriault) of Irasburg; and Denis Houle and spouse, Laura (Boomer) of Irasburg. Andy was the beloved uncle to Matthew and Johnathon Brasseur; Brian and Steven Baxter; Emily and Kaytlyn Houle; and Brandon Houle. He is also survived by a number of aunts and uncles and numerous cousins. Andy loved to travel as well as spending “down” time at his “cabin” in Starksboro.
Fr. Houle began his education at Sacred Heart Grade School in Newport, V.T., and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1966. He attended seminaries in Newark, N.J., and Barre. He completed his Bachelor's Degree at St John Seminary in Brighton, Mass. He was ordained to the Catholic priesthood on Nov. 9, 1974 at St Theresa’s Church in Orleans, V.T. He completed his Doctorate in Adult Education and Faith Formation from St Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, Md., in 1985. He also attended the Institute for Continuing Theological Education at the Pontifical North American College at Vatican City in Rome, Italy.
Fr. Houle had the following assignments during his lifetime career in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Vermont: Assistant Pastor, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Middlebury, from November 1974 until June of 1978; Assistant Pastor, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Burlington, from June 1978 until June 1980; Assistant Director, Office of Religious Education, Burlington, from June 1980 until June 1982; Director, Office of Religious Education, Burlington, from 1982 until June 1987; Chaplain to the Sisters of Providence, Winooski, from June 1980 until June 1987; Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Fairfield, from June 1987 until June 1994; Pastor, St. Peter Parish, Rutland, from June 1994 until June 2006; Pastor, Immaculate Conception (St. Mary) Parish, St. Albans, June 2006 until Dec. 7, 2009; Retired due to health reasons on Dec. 7, 2009. Since Dec. 7, Andy has lived his life with grace and dignity as his brain became ravaged by the Frontotemporal Degeneration disease, which is a category within the Alzheimer's illness. The family of Andy would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton for their loving care of their son and brother during the final stage of his life.
Calling hours will be on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at 9 a.m. at St Theresa's Church in Orleans, V.T., followed by the Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11am at St Theresa' Church.
To honor Andy's loving and compassionate spirit, donations may be made to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) Radnor Station Building 2, Suite 320, 290 King of Prussia Road, Radnor PA 19087 or Alzheimer's Disease Research at 22512 Gateway Center Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871.
On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes, locally family owned and operated.
Published on Dec 09, 2013
DR. PAMELA BOND NICHOLSONST. ALBANS
Dr. Pamela Bond Nicholson, 50, of Statesville, N.C., died unexpectedly on Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.
Dr. Nicholson was born July 16, 1963, in Massena, N.Y., to Beryl Wirths Bond and the late Norman Tuttle Bond.
She attended Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with her BS in Biology. She subsequently attended Duke University Medical School, where she met the love of her life, John Christie Nicholson. They were married in Massena on July 9, 1988 while completing their medical doctoral degrees. They moved to Iowa City to complete their residency and begin a family living in Iowa, the Dominican Republic, North Carolina, and Vermont. An avid musician and loving mother, Pam’s quirky sense of humor and giving spirit will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her mother and husband, she leaves behind five children: Jennifer Erin Nicholson and her fiancé, Tamar Greene, Sara Lynn Nicholson, Emily Nicole Nicholson, Zachary Tuttle Nicholson, and Christian Michael Nicholson. She is also survived by her sister, Karen Schillinger with husband, Earl (Rochester, N.Y.). Her two brothers Eric Bond with wife, June (Brentwood, Tenn.), and Jeff Bond with wife, Susan (Williston). John’s sister, Amanda Britt with husband, Allen (Charlotte, N.C.), and brothers, Hale Nicholson (Willits, Calif.), Miller Nicholson with wife, Cindy (Charlotte, N.C.), Michael Nicholson with wife, Carla (Bautzen, Germany), Stuart Nicholson (Cary, N.C.).
She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Nicholas Bond (wife Stephanie Zonak, son Julian), Bradley Bond (wife ShanShan), Stephanie Bond, Ben Bond, Hannah Bond, Brita Nicholson, Maija Nicholson, Dalton Nicholson, Austin Nicholson, Laine Nicholson, Johann Michalski-Thamm, Elisa Nicholson, Alex Nicholson, Abby Nicholson, Anna Stuart Nicholson. John’s father, Henry H. Nicholson, Jr. and mother Freda Nicholson (Charlotte, N.C.).
She is survived by her cousins: Ann Thoits (husband Russ), Nancy Doyle, Bruce Bond, and her best friend and college roommate Amy Biancolli.
A memorial service will be Thursday, Dec. 12 at 4 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church with visitation following.
Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Dr. Pamela Bond Nicholson.
Published on Dec 09, 2013
JACQUELINE F. “JACKIE” TATROSHELDON
Jacqueline F. “Jackie” Tatro, age 70, wife of John Tatro, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2013.
She was born in St. Albans on July 25, 1943 the daughter of the late, Arnold and Margaret (Brennan) Therrien.
Jackie loved golfing especially “Womens State Day” but her favorite pastimes were fishing with her husband “when she felt brave” and the annual sledding parties with family and friends. She also loved having visitors come, especially her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. They always brightened her day.
Jackie was dearly loved by the family she is leaving behind, her husband and best friend of 52 years, John Tatro of Sheldon; their four children, Laurie Beaulieu and her husband, Allen, of Sheldon, Thomas Tatro of Sheldon, Arnold Tatro of St. Albans, and Jody Tatro and his wife, Katina, of Swanton; her grandchildren, Kilie, Rachel, Eric, Destiney, Brittany, Luke, Delaney and Cameron; her great grandchildren, Lily, Amelia and Emmalyn; her sister, Kay Casavant of Enosburg Falls; her brother, Michael “Mickey” Therrien and his wife, Bonnie, of Enid, Okla.; her brother-in-law, John Phillips of Florida; many nieces and nephews; and close friends and companions, Peggy and Brittany. Now that Jackie is resting peacefully she will join her mother and father, Arnold and Margaret Therrien; her siblings, Anthony “Wayne” Therrien, Maureen LaPlante, Judy Ryan and Sally Phillips for eternity.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Avenue, Enosburg Falls. There will be no formal funeral service. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family next spring in St. Anthony’s cemetery in Sheldon.
For those who wish, memorial contributions in Jackie’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency – Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.
Private condolences may be sent online to Jackie’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com
Published on Dec 04, 2013
MARY ELIZABETH (HOWRIGAN) LIEGEYSWANTON
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Liegey, age 90 years, died early Tuesday morning Dec. 3, 2013, in the Franklin County Rehab Center.
Born in Flushing, N.Y., on Aug. 24, 1923, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Mary E. (Smith) Howrigan. She graduated from Jamaica High School and later received her degree as a Registered Nurse from the Mary Immaculate School of Nursing in Jamaica Queens, N.Y. On Aug. 8, 1969, she was married to Gabriel M. Liegey Jr., who survives her.
In her earlier years she worked for a time at the Mary Immaculate Hospital, later working for 20 years as head nurse for the General Motors Corporation. Following her retirement from General Motors she continued as a hospice nurse for Westchester County.
Following her marriage to Gabriel, they together lived in Freeport on Long Island, Granite Springs, N.Y., for 28 years, on Cape Cod for nine years and for the past four years residing on Mountainview Drive in Swanton.
Survivors include her husband of 44 years, The Reverend Mr. Gabriel M. Liegey Jr., a permanent Deacon assigned to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington; her sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sr. Mary Liegey, SC, Sr. Veronica Liegey, SC, Bernadette Liegey, Hilaire Liegey, Sr. Christine Liegey, PVBM, and Michael, Francis and Gregory Liegey as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by two brothers, John and Joseph Howrigan.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, December 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, (Immaculate Conception Parish), 45 Fairfield Street, St. Albans City. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Fairfield Center.
Friends may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
Gifts in Mrs. Liegey's memory may be made to Holy Angels Parish, 246 Lake Street, St. Albans 05478.
To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com
Published on Dec 04, 2013
GLENN WAYNE “BUDDY” HALESWANTON
Glenn was born April 26, 1961. He was the son of Richard and Georgette, the practical joker brother to Scott and Tina. He loved to spoil his wife, Debbie. Buddy was the proudest daddy to Erynn, Tyler, Carrie and Shane. He fell head over heels for his grandsons, Emmett and Finley. He was best friends to Lizalynn, Nataleigh and Jack.
He loved to play his guitars and sing like no one was listening. On nice days you would find him out on the lake or relaxing with a line in the water. He loved working with his hands, especially woodworking and enjoyed making things for his people. He was a people pleaser and would be there at the drop of a hat.
He will always be loved and missed.
A celebration of Glenn's life will be held Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. from The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. Pastor Bruce Patterson of the Northside Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will take place in the Spring at the family lot in St. George Cemetery, Bakersfield.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 10 to 11 a.m.
Gifts in Glenn's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 55 Day Lane, Williston 05495.
To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com.
Published on Dec 02, 2013
ROY T. PENO ISHELDON SPRINGS
Roy T. Peno I, age 63, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at Fletcher Allen Healthcare. He was born in St. Albans, May 4, 1950, son of the late Arthur and Anna (Ashline) Peno. He married Betty Cameron, Sept. 15, 1972. He served his country in the Vermont National Guard. Roy was a Senior Heavy Equipment Operator for the St. Albans City Public Works Department, retiring in 2010. He was a member of the American Legion Post #1.
Roy is survived by his wife, Betty, sons Roy T. Peno II and his wife, Sarah Rumsby, all of St. Albans, Michael D. Peno and his fiancé, Michelle Robtoy, and Matthew A. Peno, his daughter Danielle S. Peno, all of Sheldon Springs, 14 grandchildren, two sisters, Barbara Baily and her husband, Gerald, and Shirley Ovitt, all of St. Albans. Roy was predeceased by his son Arthur Peno, his sisters Anna Martell, Margaret Pion and her husband, Reo, and his brother William Peno and his wife, Eleanor.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, with Father Maurice Roy celebrating. Interment will be in the Peno family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brady and Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Memorials may be made to Holy Angels Church, 248 Lake St., St. Albans, VT 05478. Online condolences may be made at the funeral home website: www.bradyandlevesque.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady and Levesque Funeral Home and Commemorative Services.
Published on Dec 02, 2013
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