Andrew Robert Gaudette, 35, of St. Albans, passed away in his home on Thursday, June 17th, 2…
David James Shappy 33 of Georgia Vermont passed away in Clearwater, FL May 24th 2021, after a long battle with addiction. Services will be held at 11:00 A.M Saturday June 26, 2021, Graveside at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Milton Vermont with Father Felts Officiating. Family and friends are invited to join in a celebration of David’s life immediately following the service at Jimmy’s House in Georgia Plains Vermont. David was born at UVM Medical Center in Burlington Vermont, to Dana and Susan Shappy on December 11, 1987. He attended Georgia Elementary school in Georgia Vermont and Graduated in 2005 from BFA in St Albans. David worked as a carpenter for Chandler Builders for several years. David enjoyed working on cars, motorcycles and with wood. David enjoyed hunting and fishing. David was a very talented young man and could do anything he put his mind to. David’s daughters were a shining light in his life and meant the whole world to him. David is survived by his parents, Dana S Shappy and his partner Michelle Cook of Milton VT, Susan A Shappy and her partner Tony E Snide of Richford, VT. His Daughter’s mother Sasha Abentroth, His Daughters Callie-Anne and Marlie-Mae Shappy of Tampa FL, His sister Lisa M Goodrow of Rouses Point NY and his brother Michael R Shappy of Richford VT, his Grandmother Barbara I Deverney, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and abundance of friends. David is predeceased in death by his twin brother Brian Joseph Shappy, Special Aunt Donna Gramse, Uncle Jim Shappy his maternal Grandfather Raymond E DeVarney of Georgia VT. His Paternal Grandmother Rita Shappy and Grandfather James Shappy Sr. Also a very special man in his life Dale B. Judd. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the homeless shelter: Samaritan House, Inc. 20 Kingman Street St. Albans, VT David’s Mom would like you to hold all your children tight and hug them, communicate and love them unconditionally.
Paul William Luhmann, age 73, passed away on June, 18, 2021. He was born to John and Marcella Luhmann in Poughkeepsie, New York on January 3, 1948. Paul graduated Arlington High School and was an entrepreneur, starting a landscaping business, Bloomin’ Luhmanns’ Landscaping and Perennial Farm, putting his green thumb to good use. He later retired in St. Albans, Vermont. He was a lover of the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, a good book, playing his guitar and listening to music, especially Dire Straits and Bob Dylan. Time spent on Lake Champlain was the highlight of his summer months. He was an accomplished home chef, who looked forward to cooking a Thanksgiving dinner that even Alice couldn’t beat. Paul is survived by his daughter, Jennifer, sons, Christopher and Zachary and grandchildren Emerick, Hailey, Vivian, Collin and Emmett. He is also survived by his brothers, Mark and Scott, sister Carol and many nieces and nephews. The family would like to say a special thank you to Franklin County Home Health of Vermont for their compassionate care. There are no immediate services planned. A Celebration of Life with family will be held at a later date.
Loretta (Howrigan) Magnan ascended into heaven Friday, June 18, 2021, surrounded by her loving family at her home in Fairfield, Vermont. Loretta was born in Fletcher in 1929, the daughter of Margaret (McCarthy) and William E. Howrigan. Loretta served as a lifelong member of St. Patrick’s Parish, and was proud of her Irish-Catholic heritage and faith. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School and the University of Vermont, majoring in Education. She went on to teach at Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax and in Essex. Loretta was devoted to her family, flag and country. She married Henry J. Magnan of Fairfield, August 15, 1959 at St. Patrick’s Church. For Loretta, motherhood was her life-long gift, and will always be her legacy. Everyone knew Loretta for her gentle grace, her smile, and for being immaculately dressed. She was an outstanding contributor to the greater community, and a proud Lady of St. Patrick’s, including her love for the annual Christmas bazaar. Her lifelong passion for education included over a decade of classroom teaching, and countless lessons of the English language and grammar for her 11 children, and 20 grandchildren. Loretta is survived by her husband of 61 years, Henry; daughter Gabrielle Tiffany and her husband Michael, their children Emmett, John and his wife Cassie, and their daughter Elizabeth, Michelle, Hannah, and Margaret; Joseph and his children Shannon, Thomas, and Maria; Martin and his wife Susan and their daughters Elizabeth and Sarah; Sarah Bentley and her husband Thomas and their sons Fletcher, Sawyer, and Joseph; Peter and his wife Molly and their children Jacqueline, Colin, and Ryley; Mark and his wife Judy and their sons William and Colby; Brendan and his husband Ryan Quintero; Matthew and his wife Elaine and their sons Isaiah and Ezra; and Andrea. She is also survived by her sister Teresa Manahan, and her husband John; sister-in-law F. Virginia (Mawn) Howrigan; and scores of devoted nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Loretta is predeceased by her children, Francis who died at the age of 18 and Jeremiah Edward who died in infancy; and her son Joseph’s wife Karen; her siblings, W. Bernard who died in infancy; D. Francis, and his wife Neva (LaRocque); W. Robert; Dr. Thomas G.; Sgt. Raymond J. Howrigan, U.S.M.C, who was killed in action on Iwo Jima; Harold and his wife Anne (Rowley); Mary Connor and her husband Bernard; Rose O’Connell and her husband Emmett; Kathleen Connor, and her husband Frederick. She was also predeceased by her in-laws Leonidas and Anna Magnan; brothers-in-law Napoleon; Joseph; Euclid and his wife Florence; Leonidas and his wife Loretta; and sisters-in-law Gabrielle; Laurentia; Rose; Laurentia (Lou); Gertrude Sweeney and her husband Leo; Monica Lemnah and her husband Walter. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Franklin County Home Health for their care and guidance, and to Loretta’s daughter Gabrielle for being her primary caretaker over the last ten years, allowing Loretta to stay at home with those she loved. There will be no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Church Road in Fairfield, with interment to follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Henry and his family will host an outdoor reception on Emch Drive following the service. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to make a memorial contribution are asked to consider a donation made payable to: Fairfield Scholarship Fund, c/o Joy Kane, 3254 Lapland Road, East Fairfield, Vermont 05448 or Northwestern Counseling and Support Services, Attn: Community Relations Department, 107 Fisher Pond Road, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Honored to be serving the Magnan family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
Betty passed peacefully as the sun colored the sky and birds sang to her at daybreak on June 11th. She was surrounded by family at her home on Lake Champlain in Swanton, VT. Betty was born and raised in Albany, NY. She met her husband while working as a Nursing Instructor at Albany Medical Center. They married in Albany and resided for the early years of marriage in Enosburgh, VT. As their family grew, they moved to St. Albans where Betty was actively engaged in the community for 62 years. Betty’s life was a model of devotion, compassion, and resilience. She was greatly involved in her church and community, having served as a Trustee of Bellows Free Academy and on the boards of Franklin County Home Health, ARC, Northwestern Counseling and Support Services, and the Warner Home Trust. She was a great humanitarian—always concerned more about others then herself. She was amazingly kind and generous. Her greatest gift was her family, particularly her grandchildren whom she adored. Betty is predeceased by her husband Dr. Harlan Casavant, daughter Elizabeth “Beth” Casavant, parents Claude and Anna Norton, sister Christine Schafer and brother-in-law Robert Schafer. She is survived by daughters Anne Casavant Bluto and her husband Gary; Kathleen Paradee, her husband Craig, their daughters Johanna and Jill, and Johanna’s husband Casey Stebbins and their son Clark; Martha Casavant-Ries, her son Zachary, and his father Darrin; Karen Casavant; and Susan Magnan, her husband Martin, and their daughters Elizabeth and Sarah. She is also survived by sons Mark and his life-partner Lucie Keene; John, his wife Sandra, and their daughters Alex, Emma, Anna and Georgia; and Thomas and his life-partner Kira Sturgeon. The family would like to thank the staff of Franklin County Home Health for their care and guidance, and Betty Ann Gamache and Judy Magnan for their compassion and kindness. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, June 24th, 2021, from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, June 25th, 2021, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 45 Fairfield Street, St. Albans with prayers of committal and interment to follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Jim Bashaw Cancer and Catastrophic Illness Fund, Northwestern Medical Center, Community Relations Office, 133 Fairfield Street, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Honored to be serving the Casavant family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Rita Rose Blouin, who passed away on December 17th 2020, will be celebrated on Saturday, June 26th, 2021, at 10:00 AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 245 Lake Street, St. Albans. Honored to be serving the Blouin family is the Heald Funeral Home.
EAST FAIRFIELD - Marshall MacDonald True slipped gently from this life on the morning of February 28, 2021. Marshall True’s family is holding a memorial service and celebration of his life on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Meeting House on the Green in East Fairfield, Vermont. Please visit our website to share condolences, photos and favorite memories at www.gossfs.com
Calvert Norris Foster Jr, better known as Chip, passed away at his home in Boynton Beach on Friday May 28th at the age of 56. Chip was born December 10th 1964 in Bristol, CT the son of Calvert N. Foster, Sr. and Patricia (Cronin) Foster. He grew up in Cabot, VT for a few years then moved to Hardwick, VT and attended the local Elementary schools and Hazen Union High School then went on to be a Vermont National Guardsman. He worked with his family at Riverside Beverage in Hardwick and Caspian Arms Ltd. in Wolcott. Chip and his partner of 28 years Kevin W. Lange were married in 2010. He and Kevin split their time enjoying the homes they renovated together in Bakersfield, VT and Florida. Chip was like a rare antique find. They just don’t make them like that anymore. He was beautiful on the outside with his constant smile and infectious laugh and even more beautiful on the inside. It came natural to him to brighten up your mood on your worst days and made your good days even better with his need for adventure and fun. Living each day in the present and each moment to the fullest is what he did. Chip always enjoyed striking up conversations with complete strangers. Everyone has a story and he was always interested to hear them. Each person in Chip’s path was important and significant, doing what he could to lift them up and make them feel worthy. Without a doubt, Chip spread so much positivity and love around to make a lasting impact for many years to come to many people. He will continue to live with each of us every day. Chip leaves behind his husband Kevin, twin daughter Heather Foster and her fiancé Jordon Maynard and grandchildren Liam and Juliette, twin daughter Patricia Foster with her boyfriend Robert Coates and granddaughter Vanessa and his daughter’s mother, Laurie Fadden. His mother, Patricia Foster, sister Julie and her husband Walt Ackermann, sister Jayne Fradette, brother Scott and his wife Ruth Foster, sister Amy and her husband Woody Smith. Many cherished nieces and nephews along with their families and so many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Calvert Norris Foster Sr and brother Baby Eugene, grandparents Harry W. and Ida (Woods) Foster, Robert F. and Freda (Perkins) Cronin. Graveside services were held June 8th at the Durant Cemetery in Cabot, VT with his family followed by a luncheon at his mother’s home. Arrangements were in the care of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm Street, Hardwick.
SWANTON - Teresa Jane (Smith) Bushey, 68, passed away on Tuesday June 8, 2021 at McClure Miller Respite House in Colchester. Visiting hours will be held today Tuesday June 15, 2021 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at A W Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel. A graveside service with inurnment will be on Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the family lot in Village Cemetery, Milton. Visit awrfh.com for Teresa’s full obituary and to share your memories and condolences.
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM with a time of reflection from 11:00AM to 12 noon at the Collins-Perley Sports Complex, 890 Fairfax Road, St. Albans.
HIGHGATE – Seth A. McLaughlin, age 49, passed away unexpectedly on May 25, 2021, in his home with his canine companion, Gizmo by his side. He was born in Burlington to Dianne (Gauthier) McLaughlin and the late Larry McLaughlin. Seth was hardworking and worked many odd jobs throughout this life. His free spirit brought him to join the Carnival in his early 20’s. He traveled, met new friends, and enjoyed life along the way! His journey always brought new adventures, but one thing remained the same, the support of his family at home and his family with the Carnival. Seth was a caring and open-hearted person. He would go out of his way to help anyone in need. He loved spending time visiting with family and friends. He had a smile that would comfort all who was around him. Seth had a huge heart and a soft spot for animals. Gizmo was his companion, best friend, and travel partner. Although Seth moved around often, he always maintained the closeness and camaraderie with his close-knit friends, a bond that was never broken. He is survived by his mother, Dianne McLaughlin of St. Albans; siblings, April Bean and her husband Michael of Highgate, Laura McLaughlin and her boyfriend Edward LaDue of Williston, and Shawn McLaughlin and his husband Rex Lott of Brooklyn, NY; aunts and uncles, Jane Gauthier and Herb Devino, Andrew and Michelle Gauthier, Bruce Gauthier and Sharon Boozan, Kevin and Sandy Gauthier, Mike and Lisa McLaughlin, Brad and Maureen Weed, Amy and Jack O’Halloran, Ronald and Judy McLaughlin, and Terry McLaughlin; many cousins; his family away from home, Craig and Peggy Nelson; very special friends, Sara King and her brother Michael King; and all of Seth’s dear friends whose lives he impacted with his spirit. Seth was predeceased by his father, Larry on July 10, 1987; maternal grandparents, Leo and Theresa Gauthier; and paternal grandparents, Winfield and Barbara Weed; and uncles, Edwin, David and Richard McLaughlin and Rodney Weed. Family and friends are invited to Seth’s Life Celebration events to include visitation on Monday, June 14, 2021, from 1-3:00 PM and a funeral service to follow at 3:00 PM at Goss Life Celebration Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT 05488. Interment will immediately follow in the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Lamkin St., Highgate, VT. For those who wish, contributions in Seth’s memory may be made to the Franklin County Animal Rescue, 30 Sunset Meadows, St Albans, VT 05478. Goss Life Celebration Homes is the area’s exclusive provider of Life Celebration events. Please visit our website to share condolences, photos, and favorite memories at www.gossfs.com
Izora “Darlene” Tracey was taken into the arms of the Lord on the evening of June 6, 2021 at Northwestern Medical Center following a long fought courageous battle with COPD, with her loving children by her side. Darlene was born on 8/14/1948, to Izora (Paige) and Joseph P. Tracey of Whitehall NY. Darlene grew up in NY until she moved to VT where she resided the rest of her life. Darlene had worked as a caregiver several times and she believed that was her true calling in life. Darlene was a selfless, loving and devoted mother to her five children, who along with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, were her entire world. Darlene enjoyed detective stories, Elvis, kitty cats, coffee & spending time with her loved ones. Darlene was predeceased by her Parents, brother-in-law Adin Kellogg, her Brothers: George Galusha, Joseph “Jr” Tracey, her sister Joanne Myette and her beloved grandson Ryan Tracey. Darlene is survived by five children; Darlene Wolfe (Dan Kennison), Joseph K. Tracey, David, Albert (Tami) & Alicia Russell, sister Shirley Hunter (Bill), brother Jerry Galusha, niece Gail Benware (Mark), sister-in-law Dorothy Tracey, brother-in-law David Myette, grandchildren; Amanda (Jim) & Stephanie Walker, Morgan Tracey, Hailey, Katelyn & Daniel, great-grandchildren; Audrynna & Steven Walker, friends: Mary Gibson, Julie Achey, Ray Cross and last but not least— her beloved kitty cats. Darlene will be remembered as a strong and determined woman with a great sense of humor, and most of all fun loving Mother and Grandmother. Izora Darlene’s family would like to thank the staff at NMC for their compassion.
Oct. 23, 1956 - Feb. 2, 2021 ST. ALBANS, Vt. - Bernard Gagner, 64, Sheldon, Vt., died Tuesday, Feb. 2, in St. Albans at the Franklin County Rehab Center. Friends and family are invited to Bernie’s Life Celebration to include a graveside service on July 24, 2021, at 11:00 AM at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Mill Street, Sheldon Springs, Vt, with a gathering to follow, to share fond memories and stories, at 116 Vt Route 105, Sheldon, Vt. Visit online for the full obituary at www.bradyandlevesque.com. Arrangements by Brady and Levesque Funeral Home.
Dateline: Ballston Lake, NY It is with heavy hearts that the family of Theresa Carman announce her death on June 4, 2021. Theresa was born on April 26, 1937 at her family home in Sheldon, VT. to Arthur N. and Lena Revoir Benoit. Her sister, Jeannette, completed the family in 1940. A few years later the family would move to Enosburg Falls, VT. Theresa attended the Enosburg Falls school system graduating in June 1956 as valedictorian. She attended UVM in Burlington for 2 years. In 1959 Theresa married the love of her life, Foster (Buz) Carman. She was widowed in November 2019 upon his passing. During the course of their 60 years together, Buz and Theresa enjoyed an active family life with their four children - snowmobiling, summers on Lake Carmi in northern Vermont and trap shooting at area clubs. After Buz’s retirement from Goodyear and Theresa’s retirement from the medical field, the couple enjoyed traveling across the country. Theresa was a longtime volunteer at the Clifton Park library and with CAPTAIN Youth and Family Services of Saratoga County. Theresa was a devoted wife and mother. Her children wish to express their gratitude to Home of the Good Shepard and Hospice of Saratoga for managing her care with compassion during her last week of life. The Carmans are survived by four children, Martha Newcomb (Ross), Christopher Carman (Maud Maynard), James Carman (Marietta Kirkpatrick), and Michael Carman. Grandchildren Matthew Long (Brandee), Lindsey Long, Heather Carman, and Tyler Carman. Three great-grandchildren Caden and Logan Long and Ronnie Grace Long and sister Jeannette Benoit Stewart of Burlington. A memorial gathering will be held to celebrate Foster and Theresa on Wednesday, June 16 from 5:00-7:30pm at Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, NY. According to the family’s wishes, masks will not be required for those who are fully vaccinated.
Judith Ann Walent (Judy) John Robert Walent, Sr. (Bob) Fairfield – Judy passed away Saturday, May 29th, 2021, and Bob passed away May 30th, 2021, at their home in Fairfield, VT in the presence of their entire family. Judy and Bob’s family will receive family and friends on Monday, June 14, 2021, from 3:00pm to 7:00pm, at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So Main St., St. Albans. A Mass of Christian Burial for Judy and Bob will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 11:00am at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 245 Lake Street, St. Albans, VT. To view a complete obituary or offer a message of condolence, kindly go to www.healdfuneralhome.com.
Prayers of committal and military honors for John Albertelli, Jr., who passed away on December 19th, 2020, will be held on Sat urday, June 12th, 2021, at 10 AM at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Calvary Street, St. Albans. Honored to be serving the Albertelli family is the Heald Funeral Home.
Prayers of committal and military honors for G ene Boren, who passed away on February 5th, 2021, will be held on Friday June 11th, 2021, at 3:00 PM at the St. Albans Bay Cemetery, Lake Road, St. Albans. Honored to be serving the Boren family is the Heald Funeral Home.
Enosburg Falls - Beverly Ann Vincent, a Franklin County resident, and longtime resident of Millbury, MA, passed away Thursday, June 3rd, 2021, with her loving family by her side. Born in Pawtucket, RI to the late Walter J. and Melva (Brown) Conary on November 28, 1940, she was 80 years old. She married William Allen Vincent Sr. on June 11, 1960 in North Uxbridge, MA. Their loving relationship through both good and hard times has been an inspiration to many. She graduated from Uxbridge, MA high school’s class of 1958. Beverly was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. She loved her friends and most importantly, Jesus. She was a hopeful optimist - seeing the good in every situation and trusting that God has a plan. Her hope was based on solid faith that is reflected in Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” Over the years she had many varied jobs. Two of her favorites were working as an LNA through Home Health Services in Millbury, MA caring for her clients like family. Her other favorite was Activities Director at Granger’s Nursing Home. She enlisted the help of family and friends to enrich the lives of the residents, giving them opportunities to experience fun and joy. Beverly was involved in church families in many ways. She sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and organized youth groups. In her later years she enjoyed the card game golf, Tai Chi, intricate coloring and reading. Beverly never let anyone feel left out. She would seek out and befriend the lonely or isolated in any situation. While living at Brownway Residence, she and Bill especially enjoyed outings with their dear friends, Shirley and Peter Opstrup. She is survived by her dedicated husband, William A Vincent Sr of Enosburg Falls, VT; son William A Vincent Jr and his wife Penny of Orleans, MA, daughter Ruth Cronin of St. Albans, Vt, her grandchildren: Tara (Vincent) Carpenter, husband Shawn and children, Caleb, Liam and Brooke of Keaau, HI; William A. Vincent III of Turner, ME; Angela (Vincent) Stagakis of Eastham, MA and her sons Lucas, Bradley and Nicholas; brother Roger Conary of NH; sister Carolyn (Conary) Renaud and husband Alan of NH; and extended family of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, cousins and close family friends. She was predeceased by her sister Joyce Conary, and two son-in-laws: Robert P. Cronin May 12, 2021 and William H. Brady Jr Sept 13, 1991. As she struggled with dementia, it didn’t change her caring, loving demeanor. Her life enhanced the many people she came in contact with. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Residents Activities Fund at Brownway Residence, 328 School St, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450. Family and friends will have a private celebration of her life. Honored to be serving the Vincent family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
SWANTON – Joyce L. Nielsen, age 81, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2021 at Our Lady of the Meadows in Richford. She was born in St. Johnsbury on July 21, 1939 to the late Harold & Christine (Downing) Kittredge. Joyce has fond memories of growing up on the family farm in St. Johnsbury and would often walk the farm and reminisce. Joyce’s life revolved around her family, particularly her children and grandchildren. She relished the opportunity to provide in-home child care to her children, and many others in the community. She was a graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy, class of 1957 and an active member of the Alumni Association. Joyce married Robert Nielsen on October 30, 1971. They enjoyed taking trips to together – some were to Wells, Maine, and others were to Devyn’s Creemee Stand! Joyce also loved gardening, shopping, listening to music, and attending her children & grandchildren’s sporting events. She is survived by her husband, Robert Nielsen of Swanton; four children, Danielle Pleu of Grants Pass, OR, Kelly Therrien and her husband Patrick of Fort Myers, FL, Jon Nielsen and his wife Sarah of Swanton, and Chad Nielsen and his wife Heather of Georgia; five grandchildren, Chloe Therrien, Cameron Nielsen, Connor Nielsen, Cooper Nielsen, and Ellana Nielsen; her brother, Gary Kittredge of St. Johnsbury; friend and the father of Danielle & Kelly, Bob Pleu; and several nieces & nephews. In addition to her parents, Joyce was predeceased by her sister, Patricia Ash and her husband Rodney. Friends and family are invited to attend Joyce’s Life Celebration on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Goss Life Celebration Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT to include visitation from 10-11:00 AM and a funeral service beginning at 11:00 AM. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in Joyce’s memory may be made to Swanton Recreation, P.O. Box 332, Swanton, VT 05488 or March of Dimes, P.O. Box 18819, Atlanta, GA 31126. Goss Life Celebration Homes is the area’s exclusive provider of Life Celebration events. Please visit our website to share condolences, photos and favorite memories at www.gossfs.com
Saint Albans – Thomas W. Walsh a lifelong area resident and Korean War Veteran passed away on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31st, 2021, at the McClure-Miller Respite House. Born in St. Albans on January 19th, 1931, he was the son of the late Joseph and Gladys (Allard) Walsh. Tom was 90 years old. On November 28th, 1953, Tom married Patricia O’Sullivan, who predeceased him on February 8th, 2013. Tom graduated from St. Mary’s High School and he then entered the United States Army receiving his honorable discharge in 1952, with the rank of Corporal and received the Army of Occupation Medal. Tom worked many years for the former Central Vermont Railroad. He then went on to work five years for the Vermont Dept of Corrections. He retired as station master for Amtrak in St Albans. A former Commander of Green Mountain Post # 1, American Legion, and life member, Robert E. Glidden Post # 758, Veterans of Foreign Wars and St. Albans Lodge 1566, B.P.O.E. Besides keeping his ten kids in order, he lent a firm guiding hand to the 40 something neighborhood kids around our house. We all remember our trips to the “lot” at the lake, with as many kids as he could stuff in the car. Tom had several families towards the end of his life. Our family would like to thank his Legion family who gave him comfort, conversation and a place to go after the passing of our mother. His Jeff’s restaurant family, who dealt with his every whim and request without complaining, and his Peoples Trust family always willing to lend a chair and an ear. His daily routine was getting on his computer and keeping his friend the Mayor in line. Hopping in his car for his morning rounds to Jeff’s and the bank. After his afternoon nap he was back in his car headed to Hathaway Point on the Lake for his newspaper and summer visits to family camps. The legion was his last stop of the day. Survivors include his sons and their wives, Timothy and Robin, Daniel and Susan, Stephen and Beth, Patrick and Tareyn, Michael and Shelly, Andrew and Chandra and Thomas and Barbara; his daughters and their husbands, Peggy and Craig Jehle, Lucy and Timothy Hurlbut, Katie Walsh and Norm Zawisza, as well as his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Tom is also survived by his brothers, William Walsh and his wife, Judy, and Maurice Walsh and his wife, Barbara, sister-in-law Alice Sturgeon and brother-in-law David Chase and his wife Louise. As well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Patty, Tom was predeceased by his brother, Robert Walsh and sister Eleanor Walsh O’Brien. A graveside service and military honors will be held on Wednesday June 9th, 2021, at 12:30 PM at the family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairfax Street, St. Albans. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Tom’s name may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vermont 05478. Honored to be serving the Walsh family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
Prayers of committal followed by military honors for Robert A. Gilbert, Sr., who passed away on January 10, 2021, will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the St. Albans Bay Cemetery on the Lake Road in St. Albans. Honored to be serving the Gilbert family is the Heald Funeral Home.
BAKERSFIELD — Richard (Dick) P. Bugbee Sr., 80, of Bakersfield, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Northwestern Medical Center. Dick was born to the late Harvey and Felicia (Dennis) Bugbee on February 5, 1941.
Prayers of committal and interment for Paul M. Cadieux, who passed away on Friday, December 4th, 2020, will be held on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Mount Calvary, Calvary Street, St. Albans. Honored to be serving the Cadieux family is the Heald Funeral Home.
FUQUAY-VARINA, NC — Reine Marie Belles (nee Thibault), 80, of Fuquay Varina, NC passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 in her home. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.
Jacques “Jack” A. Charbonneau, 85, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. He was born in St. Sebastian, Quebec Canada on April 6, 1936, to the late Donat and Crescence (Legault) Charbonneau.
The world lost a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother — Esther Lareau Fitzgerald on Saturday, May 15th, 2021. Esther was born on June 13th, 1940 in Saint Albans Vermont to her loving parents Zeb and Pearl Lareau. Esther graduated from BFA, St. Albans in 1958. After her gra…
ST. ALBANS — Honorable Robert P. Cronin, a longtime area resident and former Franklin County Probate Judge, passed away Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, at home with his loving family and friends at his side.
John Perry went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 with his family by his side. He passed peacefully with his loved ones surrounding him, his granddaughter Olyvia who never left his side, holding his hand.
ESSEX JUNCTION — Everett John Peyrat, 77, passed away peacefully at his home in Essex Jct. on Thursday, May 6, 2021 with his family by his side. There will be a Celebration of Life; June 19, 2021 at the Catamount Golf Course from 2-5:00pm. The family also invites you to view further informat…
ST. ALBANS — Honorable Robert P. Cronin, a longtime area resident and former Franklin County Probate Judge, passed away Wednesday, May 12th, 2021, at home with his loving family and friends at his side.
Armand J. Gregoire, 91, died Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Advent Health Waterman Hospital in Tavares, Florida from complications of renal kidney disease. His daughter, Debra, was at his bedside as he peacefully departed. He was a resident of Georgia, Vermont for many years and a full-time residen…
It is with great sadness, the family of Walter Plattner, age 89, announce that he passed away peacefully, Saturday, May 08, 2021, at Northwestern Medical Center. He was born in Center Lisle, NY, June 30, 1931 to Jacob and Elizabeth Plattner. Walter married Phyllis Glidden, April 16, 1955 and…
ST. ALBANS — Louella M. Pouliot Desrochers a longtime area resident passed away Saturday evening, May 8th, 2021, at the home of her daughter, Linda Sweetser, with her loving family at her side.
MONTPELIER — Marian Helen Merchant, age 93, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 4, 2021 due to natural causes. She was born in Franklin, Vermont to parents Charles A. Richard and Helen Horskin. She was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1945, and Johnson Normal School, class of 194…
FAIRFAX — Theresa Germaine Raymond passed away peacefully on Friday, April 30, 2021 after a period of declining health. The daughter of the late Edos and Mary (Bedard) Raymond she was born at the Saint Albans Hospital June 15, 1937. She was predeceased by her sister Agnes Raymond, and brothe…