Saint Albans – James B. Fitzgerald a lifelong area resident, passed away Sunday, September 1…
Aug. 29, 1953 - Sept. 15, 2021 NORTH HUDSON, Wis. - Steven Alberg, 68, North Hudson, Wis., died Wednesday, Sept. 15, in his home. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., with a prayer service at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, Wis. Visitation will continue from 10-11 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials are preferred. Arrangements by O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.
Ellory Martin Medor, age 80, of Victoria MN, formerly of Stone Lake WI, died peacefully on Friday, September 10, 2021 at the Veterans Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11am on Thursday, September 30th, 2021, at St. Victoria Catholic Church, 8228 Victoria Dr, Victoria, MN, with Father Robert White presiding. The Family will receive friends one hour prior to Mass at the church. The inurnment will take place at a later date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN. Memorials are preferred to Tunnels to Towers Foundation, Shriner’s Hospital for Children or your local Humane Society. Ellory (Al) was born on June 12, 1941 in St. Albans VT., the only child of Wilson M. and Mildred E. (Campbell) Medor. He graduated from St. Anne’s academy in 1959. Following graduation he joined the US Marine Corps. August 10, 1963 he married Nancy Ann Austin of St. Albans Vt. Ellory served in the Marine Corps for 20 years, including a tour in Vietnam. During that time he was also on the Marine Corps Skeet Team and became a world class Skeet Shooter winning many awards. He was also a member of the Mustang Society and retired as a Captain in 1979. The family moved to Minnesota where Ellory was employed by Sperry Univac, (later to be known as Lockheed Martin) as a Program Manager. He was a member of the Masonic Society, the Shriners and the Lions Club of America. In 1998, Ellory and Nancy retired on Long Lake, WI where he enjoyed fishing, woodworking, reading, and spending time in the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his loving wife, Nancy; daughters Lisa (Bryan) Tott of Victoria MN, Linda (Stephen) Olmsted of Deephaven MN: 4 grandchildren, Krista (Colin) Schulte, Kayla (Jason) Ellingson, Jonathan Olmsted and Matthew Olmsted: 3 great grandchildren, Kenneth Schulte, Mieke Schulte and Evelyn Ellingson; sister in-law, Mary Jane Wheeler; cousins, Linda (John) Barrette, Alex (Sue) Campbell and James Medor; other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements are with the Bertas Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Chaska, MN. www.bertasfh.com
Fairfax, Sandra N. (Barkyoumb) Cutting, 69 passed away surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with Cancer at her home on Monday September 13, 2021. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday September 21, 2021 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at A W Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Church, Fairfax with inurnment to follow in St. Luke Cemetery. Please visit awrfh.com to see Sandy’s full obituary and share your memories.
SWANTON – Donald G. Taylor, age 94, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2021 at the Slate Valley Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Granville, NY. He was born in Swanton on April 6, 1927 to the late George & Frances (Martin) Taylor. Donald devoted his life to his beautiful wife, Anita, serving our country and flying airplanes. His military career started with the Vermont Militia which prepared him for his service as a Naval veteran in World War II, the Naval Seabees (Construction Battalion Reserve). He started flying airplanes in 1949, at the young age of 22. His devotion to flying paid off as he was pinned a Lieutenant Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol. Every year Donald looked forward to his trip to Wisconsin for the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show. He passed the time in his later years by constructing model airplanes and reading. Donald was a member of 76 Lodge #14 F&AM. His proudest accomplishment, along with his brother Earl, was building the EAA Chapter 613 Hanger, now known as the Taylor Aviation Center. He is survived by his twin brother and best friend, Earl Taylor of Swanton; brother, Arnold Taylor of Florida; sister-in-law, Shirley Taylor of New York; and several nieces, nephews and special friends. Besides his parents, Donald was predeceased by his wife, Anita Taylor; siblings, Norma Lemire and Kenneth Taylor; and sister-in-law, Betty Taylor. Family and friends are invited to Donald’s Life Celebration event to include a Masonic Graveside Service with military honors on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 1:00 PM in the Riverside Cemetery, North River Street, Swanton, VT. For those who wish, donations in Donald’s memory may be made to EAA Chapter 613, 714 Airport Road, Swanton, VT 05488. 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
Feb. 19, 1931 - Sept. 14, 2021 COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. - Donald Joseph, 90, Cottage Grove, Minn., died Tuesday, Sept. 14, in White Pine Assisted Living. Visitation will be from 2-3:30 p.m., with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24, at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. Burial will be in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Arrangements by O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.
SWANTON – Anne M. Ives, age 61, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021 after a period of declining health. She was born in Burlington on October 2, 1959 to the late Ralph & Lorraince (Weston) Germain. Anne grew up in Chittenden County and you could usually find her on the ball fields. She loved playing sports, especially softball. She graduated from CVU and received her Bachelor’s degree from Johnson State College later in life. Anne married Danny Ives on July 19, 1986 and they had two children, Matthew and Melissa. Anne worked at Northwestern Medical Center and Northwestern Counseling and Support Services for several years. Anne and Danny had a seasonal camper at Lakewood Campground in Swanton where she enjoyed spending time with friends and family – especially on July 4th! Anne’s favorite hobbies included playing sports, playing her guitar, listening to music, playing Bingo and drawing. Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Danny Ives of Swanton; their daughter, Melissa Ives and her children Matthew Ramsdell and Colton Orucevic-Ives all of Swanton; her faithful companion, Cookie; her siblings, Mike Germain of Colchester, Steve Germain and his wife Pauline of Fletcher, Janice Audette and her partner Perley Weed of Williston, JoAnne Pinsonneault and her partner Francis Parrot of Fairfax, Donna Walton of Mississippi, and Rene Germain and his wife Bambi of Massachusetts; and many nieces & nephews. In addition to her parents, Anne was predeceased by her son, Matthew Ives in 2002; her brother, David Germain; and her beloved dog, Poco. Anne’s family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to her niece Becky Pinsonneault for the special loving care that she provided during Anne’s final days. Friends and family are invited to Anne’s life celebration to include a graveside memorial service on Friday, September 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery, Lamkin St., Highgate. For those who wish, contributions in Anne’s memory may be made to 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
A graveside funeral service with military honors for Richard L. Chambers, who passed away on January 31st, 2021, will be held on Saturday September 25th, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Greenwood Cemetery, South Main Street, St. Albans. There will be a reception at the American Legion, Post # 1 Saint Albans, immediately following the service. Honored to be serving The Chambers Family is the Heald Funeral Home.
Jan. 6, 1933 - Sept. 12, 2021 STILLWATER, Minn. - Robert Ziller, 88, Lake Elmo, Minn., died Sunday, Sept. 12, in Lakeview Hospital. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at Immaculate Conception Church in New Richmond, Wis. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.
Fairfax – Daisy Mae Field, a longtime area resident, passed away Saturday, September 11th, 2021 at the McClure-Miller Respite House with her family at her side. Born in Burlington on September 15th, 1944 she was the daughter of the late Guy and Mildred (Shattuck) Tracy. Daisy was 76 years old. On August 16th, 1963, in North Ferrisburgh, she married James A. Field, who predeceased her on October 30th, 2020. Daisy graduated from the Hinesburg High School and went onto work in medical records and several retail stores. Jim and Daisy moved to Fairfax in 1966 and she became associated with the kitchen staff for many years at Bellows Free Academy in Fairfax. She was longtime member of the Fairfax Fire Department Auxiliary, enjoyed gardening, but especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren. Daisy is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Field Twarog and husband, John, of Louisiana and son, James A. Field, II and wife, Julianne of Pennsylvania. She was a proud grandmother to four grandchildren, Connor and Danielle Field and Evan and Cam Twarog. She is also survived by her sister, Lou Cindy Tracy of Vergennes; brothers and sisters-in-law, Helen and Dick Sheldon, Lois O’Brien and Kathy Stewart, Stanley Field and wife, Linda and several nieces and nephews, as well as a very special girl, Carolyn Stewart Stames, who she watched grow up. Daisy’s family will receive friends on Saturday, September 18th, 2021, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A graveside service will follow at 1:00 PM at the North Ferrisburgh Cemetery, Old Hollow Road, Ferrisburgh. It is her family’s wish that memorials be made to the McClure-Miller Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, Vermont 05446 or the Fairfax Fire Department, c/o James A. Field Fire Station, 15 Goodall Street, Fairfax, Vermont 05454. Honored to be serving the Field family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
St. Albans – BLOUIN, Shirley Lorraine (Ploof), 91, a longtime area resident passed away on Wednesday, September 8th, 2021. Calling hours will be Sunday, September 19th, 2021, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 20th, at 11:00AM at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 245 Lake Street in St. Albans. A reception will follow in Holy Angels Parish Hall. To view the complete obituary or offer a message of condolence to the family, kindly go to www.healdfuneralhome.com.
Internment and Memorial Reception to celebrate the life of Ruthie (Patno) Fienemann (9/24/1935-12/13/2020) Saturday September 25,2021. 10:00 am Interment at South Hero Cemetery. Please join the family at the Milton Eagles Club between 12:00-6:00 pm and share stories and memories that will make her light eternal. For a full obituary please visit www.minorfh.com
Georgia/St. Albans – John Marty Matthews, a lifelong area resident passed away, Tuesday, September 7th, 2021, at Our House Outback Residential Care in Rutland. Born in St. Albans on November 12th, 1945, he was the son of late Blease B. and Frances (Richards) Matthews. John was 75 years old. John was raised and lived his whole life in Georgia and was a 1963 graduate of Bellows Free Academy in St. Albans, he then went on to work at IBM retiring in 1996. Following retirement his true passion was farming and for many years he helped out at Sweeney Farm in Georgia. He was a lifelong member of the Georgia Plain Baptist Church. He loved hunting, fishing, gardening, and anything that got him outside in his beloved state of VT. Survivors include his former wife, Nancy Willson Matthews; their daughters, Jennifer Matthews Tsahalis and her husband, Peter, of Colts Neck, New Jersey and Jody Anne Matthews of Ludlow, Vermont, as well as two granddaughters, Lily Frances Tsahalis and Violet Garrison Tsahalis both of Colts Neck, New Jersey. John is also survived by his two brothers, Blease M. Matthews of Georgia and Dennis R. Matthews of Florence, Massachusetts and many cousins both in Vermont and in South Carolina. John loved with his whole heart and was passionate about supporting his close family and friends. After battling Traumatic Brain Injury for the past decade, he is finally at peace and free. John’s family will be celebrating his life privately. Honored to be serving the Matthews family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
Swanton – Philip John Thibault passed away peacefully August 15th, 2021. He was ninety-six and led a full and happy life. Phil was born May 3rd, 1925, the son of Victor and Agnes (Bushey) Thibault. After high school graduation (St Mary’s), he joined the Army becoming a paratrooper in the 82’Ed Airborne serving with honor. After returning home from the war, he joined the Railroad in Saint Albans, retiring after forty years as a conductor on AMTRACK. In 1946, Phil met and married Shirley Hamel of Vergennes, they were married for more than sixty years and had a daughter, Ann. Phil was a bit of an entrepreneur and started several small successful businesses one of which was Holiday Homes, he built multiple modular units in his shop in Swanton. He also was a dealer of large steel buildings (Steel Structures LTD) and sold them all over New England. Phil was an avid hunter and raised “Blue tick” coonhounds. He raised multiple bench and field trial champion dogs. The bloodline he established has dogs all over the country and Canada. Another love and passion of Phil’s was his connection with Abenaki Indians. He was given the name of “Soaring Eagle” he was recognized as an elder and many called him “Grandfather” a distinct honor he enjoyed and took very seriously. He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW and the Knights of Columbus. Phil’s outgoing and pleasant personality served him well and earned him many friends over the years. Phil was predeceased by his wife; Shirley, and his sister; Doris and her husband, Leonard Yeats. He is survived by his daughter, Ann and her husband, Chris Leach, of Swanton, his grandchildren, Steven Leach and his wife, Betsey, their two children, Connor and Ava of Swanton, as well as Steven’s sister, Kerri Leach and her partner, Jamie and their two boys, Silas and Elan Leach-Slater of Colchester. He also leaves several nieces and nephews; MaryAnn Yeats Peterson and her husband, Keith and their daughter, Ashleigh of St. Albans, MaryAnn’s brothers, David and his wife, Katy and their boys, Shaun and Mark of Harrington, Maine and Jeff Yeats and his wife, Julia and their three children, Megan, Tim and Brian of Baldwinsville, New York; also Jane McGuil and her husband, Tim and their children, Molly and Meaghan and Jane’s brother, James Patnode and his sons, Zack and Eric of Springfield, Massachusetts. A wonderful family who all have great memories of Phil! In accordance with Phil’s wishes there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 24th, 2021, at 11:00 AM at Holy Angels Church, 245 Lake Street, St. Albans. Prayers of committal with military honors will follow in the family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. His family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials in Phil’s name be made to your local animal rescue or a charity of your choice. Honored to be serving the Thibault family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
Saint Albans - A celebration of life will be held on Saturday September 18th, 2021, at 11:00 AM, at the Saint Albans Bay Methodist Church, for The Late Ruth Kruse who passed away on December 23rd, 2020 at the Franklin County Rehab. Those wishing to express sympathy are asked to consider donation be made to the Saint Albans Bay Methodist Church; Lake Road, Saint Albans Bay, VT 05481.
May 16, 1963 - Sept. 5, 2021 GLENWOOD CITY, Wis. - Scott D. Lewis, 58, Glenwood City, Wis., died Sunday, Sept. 5, in his home. A graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Willow River Cemetery in Hudson, Wis. Arrangements by O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.
Timothy A. LaMotte died unexpectedly on August 29, 2021. Born December 7, 1969 in Burlington Vermont. Timmy enjoyed music, playing video games, fishing and spending time with family. Predeceased by his father William Dashno and sister Sarah Howard. Survived by his mother Gloria LaMotte, brothers Howard LaMotte and Mark Granger, step-mother Linda Houghton, ex-wife Laura Martell, step-daughter Kimberly Martell, step-son Dwight Martell Jr. and many cousins, nieces and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be announced at a later time.
The family of Lorraine Kathleen Martin, age 93, announce that she passed away peacefully, August 31, 2021, in Saint Albans. She was born in St. Albans, December 16, 1927 to Filmer and Frances (Sheldon) Leadbeater. Lorraine married Peter Martin, May 1, 1948. Lorraine worked for Union Carbide first as an assembly person, then she worked as an accountant and as a supply clerk. She then retired in 1982, and went traveling with Peter throughout the country. After their travels, Lorraine became a Lister for the Town of St. Albans. In her spare time, she worked with stained glass, liked to read and travel. Every time she would travel, she would always come home with a decrepit chair to restore. She enjoyed knitting, and collecting Christmas Ornaments, Hummels, and all things Dickens. She also enjoyed watching birds and other wildlife. She is survived by two sons, Peter Martin II of Swanton, VT and Greg Martin of St. Albans, VT and three grandchildren, Jacob Martin, Shannon Martin, and Peter Martin III. She is preceded in death by her husband Peter, ten siblings, Harley Leadbeater, Whorel Leadbeater, Beatrice Girard, Filmer Leadbeater, Arnold Leadbeater, Thelma Reim, John Leadbeater, Constance Leadbeater, Melody Wells, and Robert Leadbeater. A Remembrance Gathering and Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 10th, 2021 at 10:00 AM in Holy Angels Church. Interment will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive condolences in the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., on Thursday, from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. As an alternative to flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the American Breast Cancer Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Arrangements are entrusted to Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, where online condolences and memories of Lorraine may be shared with her family and friends at www.bradyandlevesque.com.
May 1, 1935 - Aug. 29, 2021 ELLSWORTH, Wis. - Francis Langer, 86, Ellsworth, formerly Somerset, Wis., died Sunday, Aug. 29, in Residence from Advanced heart issues. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, at O’Connell Funeral Home in Ellsworth. Visitation will continue from 9-10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 4, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ellsworth. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #204 of Ellsworth. Memorials are preferred to the Kinne-Engelhart American Legion Post #204 of Ellsworth. Arrangements by O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home.
Fairfax, VT--Joanne Lillian Deschamps, 89, passed away peacefully on August 25, 2021 Joanne was born on January 7, 1932 in Springfield, MA, the Daughter of Kenneth and Dorothy Clark. She married Robert Deschamps Sr. on May 18, 1950 and they were happily married for more than 63 years before Robert’s death on November 1, 2013. They lived in Fairfax where Joanne raised her beloved family of eight children. She is survived by her children: David (Cindy) Deschamps, of Wassilla, AK, Irene (Harlen) Bushey, of Enosburg Falls, Carol (Waldo) Ward, of Scarborough, ME, Pauline (Robert) Gross, of St Albans, Robert Deschamps Jr., of Wasilla, AK, Robin Wright of Keeseville, NY, Gary Deschamps, of St. Albans, Diane Deschamps, of East Berkshire; her 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She is survived by her brothers Kenneth Clark and wife Audrey of NY and Arthur Clark and wife Nora of NY; sisters Nancy Slauenwhite and husband Bill of TN, Peggy Penny and husband Frank of MA and Vicki Sweeney and husband Raymond of NY. She is predeceased by her parents, brother Ronald Clark and sister Leona Burger. Services were held privately with her loving family, and burial was in St. Ann Cemetery beside her beloved husband. To send a flower arrangement to the family of Joanne Lillian Deschamps, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Eleanor Parker Luneau, who passed away on Sunday, November 29th, 2020, will be celebrated on Friday, September 17th, 2021, at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 45 Fairfield Street, St. Albans with interment following in Holy Cross Cemetery. Honored to be serving the Luneau family is the Heald Funeral Home.
Georgia – Jeffrey John Broe, 71, passed away at Northwest Medical Center in St. Albans on Monday August 16, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 17, 1950 in Jeffersonville, son of the late Reginald, Sr. and Nellie (Rich) Broe. Jeff graduated from Bellows Free Academy, Fairfax in 1968 and Champlain College with an accounting degree in 1970. For many years he worked for Walsh Electric and then Twin State Electric until his retirement in 2020. Jeff enjoyed ice fishing, camping, golf, watching the Boston Red Sox and spending his weekends at garage sales. He looked forward to working the grill at the annual deer hunters breakfast. Jeff was very active in Free Masonry. He was a longtime member and Past Master of Lamoille Lodge 6 F&AM. He also held several other offices- Senior Steward, Senior Deacon, Junior Warden, Senior Warden and Secretary. In 2016 the Lamoille Lodge consolidated with Franklin Lodge. He was also affiliated with Sword of Bunker Hill, Champlain Order 115, York Rite Bodies of St Albans, Mt Sinai Shrine, Fairfax Unity Chapter No 17 OES, Boy Scout Master of Georgia Troop, Grade School Assistant Soccer Coach. Jeff loved his large family above all else and he put everyone before himself. He is survived by his two sons Christopher and Nicholas Broe; brothers and a sister Reginald (Patricia) Broe; Eleanor (John) Cross; Gregory (Cindy) Broe; Gary (Ann) Broe; Bert (Laurie G.) Broe; sister-in-law Vicky Broe, mother of his children Laurie K. Broe, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends He was also predeceased by his loving brother Michael Broe and his very special father-in-law Richard Ketcham. A Masonic graveside service will be held on Friday September 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery. Please wear your Red Sox apparel. Memorial contributions in Jeff’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Chapter, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt 05495. Please visit awrfh.com to share your memories and condolences.
ST. ALBANS TOWN– Denise G. Charbonneau, age 73, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 30, 2021 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. She was born in St. Albans on February 17, 1948 to the late Albert and Claire (L’Ecuyer) Lussier. Denise grew up in St. Albans and graduated from Holy Angels High School. She married the love of her life Charles Charbonneau on February 16, 1975, and the two owned and operated Charbonneau’s Body Shop. When she wasn’t working you could bet she could be found on the side of an ice rink, cow bell in hand, cheering on one her children or grandchildren. She was a hockey mom through and through. Denise loved good long conversations over a glass of wine and spending time with her family. She was equipped and ready to fix just about anything, organized, late at times, but always there. All whom loved her dearly will never forget her tenacity, generosity, and her undying love for them. She is survived by her four sons, Roger Beauregard and his wife Natalie, Danny Beauregard, Scott Charbonneau and his wife Mariah, and Marc Charbonneau and his wife Chelsea; grandchildren, Tyler Beauregard and his wife Mikayla, Ryan Ovitt and his wife Ashley, Cheyanne Germain, Kaitlyn Bard and her husband Oliver, Claire Beauregard, Ashley Beauregard, Devon Skye Demarse, and Charlie Charbonneau; great grandchildren, Theodore Beauregard, Thomas Beauregard, Sullivan Ovitt, and Sawyer Ovitt; siblings, Claude Lussier and his wife Pat, Norman Lussier, Diane Menard and her husband Dennis, Lorraine Brooks and her husband Mark, Gisele Montcalm and her husband Maurice, Monique Olds, Carol O’Conner and her husband Frank, Michline Larose, and Sue Lussier Young; sister-in-law, Bonnie Lussier; special nieces, Lori Lussier Yandow, and Sammy Sue Lafromboise; close friend, Betty Rocheleau; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Besides her parents Denise was predeceased by her husband of 45 years Charles J. Charbonneau; siblings, Richard Lussier, and Rejean Lussier; and sister-in-law, Joan Lussier. In Denise’s memory on New Year’s Eve honor her by making one of her famous snow angels, ring a cow bell, or for those who wish, contributions may be made to the St. Albans Skating Association, P.O. Box 855, St. Albans, VT 05478 Friends and family are invited to Denise’s life celebration to include the following events. Visitation on Friday, September 3, 2021 from 4-7:00 PM at The Goss Life Celebration Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 65 Canada St. Swanton, VT 05488. Interment will follow at a later date in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Swanton. 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
Aug. 9, 1945 - Aug. 24, 2021 WOODBURY, Minn. - Rosalie Mae Halverson, 76, Woodbury, Minn., died Tuesday, Aug. 24, in her home. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by a celebration of life at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Shepherd of the Valley Church in Afton, Minn. Arrangements by O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.
SWANTON – Elizabeth P. LaBelle, age 74, passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at the Elderwood at Burlington Facility. She was born in Richford on May 24, 1947 to the late Charlie Sr. & Inez (Carr) Machia. Elizabeth was the consummate mother. She worked hard, always put the needs of her family above her own, and always gave unconditional love. She grew up in Richford and Highgate and married Ralph LaBelle Sr. Together they raised four children on their farms in Highgate. She worked to help Ralph on their farm, and after his passing she continued working in agriculture. She hauled cattle for McCracken’s for several years. She also worked as a security guard at Wyeth and Precision Tools for many years. She was a night owl, and always preferred working third shift. She met her significant other Randy Colby in 1990 and they have been together ever since, she even drove taxi to help out his business, Swanton Taxi. In her younger years you could find her at the Sheldon Casino every Saturday night. She loved to dance and have a great time with friends. Elizabeth is survived by her children, Guy LaBelle and his wife Anita of Alabama, and Leshia Ovitt and her boyfriend, Ron Pilbin of Franklin; her grandchildren, Jeff LaBelle and his wife Tara, Andrew Wells, Andrea LaBelle, Shawna LaBelle, Kristi LaBelle, and Chelsea LaBelle; special great grandchildren, Logan & Liam LaBelle; her partner of 30 years, Randy Colby of Swanton; her brother, Clifford Machia and his wife Martha; her sister, Esther Hayden; several brothers and sisters in-law; and many nieces & nephews. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband, Ralph LaBelle Sr.; their children, Rosemarie LaBelle-Wells, and Ralph “Bud” LaBelle Jr.; her granddaughter, Rose LaBelle; and her brothers, Howard Machia, and Charlie Machia Jr. Friends and family are invited to Elizabeth’s life celebration to include the following events. Visitation on Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 7-9:00 PM at The Goss Life Celebration Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT. A funeral service will be held Friday, September 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM at The Goss Life Celebration Home. Interment will follow in Highgate Center Cemetery. For those who wish, contributions in Elizabeth’s name may be made to ALS Association, P.O. Box 207, Concord, NH 03302-0207. 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
David Bruce Albright, 74, of Jeffersonville, Vermont went peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Alpine Healthcare in Keene NH, after a gallant battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Visiting hours will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 PM on Friday, September 3rd at the AW Rich Funeral Home in Fairfax Vermont. Family and friends are encouraged to attend a burial service and memorial at the South Cambridge Cemetery on Saturday, September 4th at 2:00 PM followed by a celebration of life with memories to be shared of David’s life at the Raymond Homestead, 195 Thompson Road, Jeffersonville, Vermont. Please visit awrfh.com to view David’s full obituary and to share your memories and condolences.
Scott Alan Campbell, 55, passed away unexpectedly on August 24, 2021. He was born in St. Albans on May 16, 1966 to H. Keith and Doreen (Ross) Campbell. Scott was self-employed and worked for many years with his family doing roofing and construction. Scott was a very spiritual person. He started every day with prayers and blessing for all of his friends, family, and anyone who crossed his path who was in need of a prayer. He finished by kissing the Baby Jesus and asking Him to bless everyone. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially at camp. He took great pride in the work that he did and helping others. He loved his New England Patriots and riding his Harley. Scott will be remembered by many for his ability to show and give his love to everyone he knew. He also showed us all how to love everyone in our lives. Everyone was always a “Brother” to him. Scott never greeted you or left you without a hug. He is survived by his fiancee, Jane Longley of Swanton, VT; his mother, Doreen Campbell of St. Albans; his son Chris Ott of St. Albans; five siblings, Trevor Campbell (Lorrie) of Fairfax, VT, Todd Campbell (Rachael) of Montgomery, VT, Mary Campbell of Montgomery, VT, Janice Cullen (Keith) of St. Albans, VT, Karen Campbell of Montgomery, VT, special family member Karlein Mantan; step-son Jeremy Longley of Georgia, VT, two special aunts, Aunt Mary and Aunt Dee, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded by his father, H. Keith Campbell. A Private Celebration of his life will be held with family and friends. Arrangements are entrusted to Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, where online condolences and memories of Scott may be shared with his family and friends at www.bradyandlevesque.com.
Virginia “Gini” (Clark) Richard was finally set free on the evening of August 24, 2021, after suffering for five years with Lewy Body Dementia. Gini was an amazing woman who built an amazing life. In her youth she was an accomplished violinist. Throughout her life her many skills evolved and ignited. She sewed beautiful clothes for herself and her daughters, painted wonderful paintings and used her interior design skills to create a beautiful little cottage for herself with a lovely yard full of the flowers and trees that she loved so much. Gini traveled frequently throughout the country and made a once in a lifetime trip to Italy. She participated in many art workshops and retreats, always eager to enhance her skills. One of her favorite activities was to ride her bike on the Burlington Bike Path; something she shared with her children and grandchildren into her eighties. She loved to read and passed that passion on to her children through the bedtime stories she read them every night. At the age of ninety, after living so well and so independently for decades, Gini very suddenly descended into the twilight zone that is Lewy Body Dementia; a disease that took not only her mind, but everything she loved away from her. Well, almost everything. Her daughters stayed with her on every step of this journey and witnessed the hellishness that is this illness and the lack of awareness for those brave soldiers at war with it. Gini leaves her daughters, Carrie Demers (James) and Lynda Unwin, her grandchildren Casey, Kanani, Jennifer and Christopher, great grandchildren Shaina, Mckenna, Gavin and Isis; and great - great grandson Owen. She leaves her sister Jaye Lindner, daughter-in-law Cheryl Richard, and many nieces and nephews including her favorite niece Lea Menkens, whose beautiful flowers and cards always brought a smile to her face and some light to her darkness. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Richard, son Mark Richard, grandson Cory Abell; brothers Ted and Merritt Clark and sister Gladys Menkens, son-in-law Allen Unwin; as well as her parents Merritt and Lillian (Raine) Clark. The family would like to express their gratitude to the many kind people that helped Mom through her journey, but especially Max and Sunny from Bayada Hospice, and Debbie from Homestead in St. Albans, who began her career there at almost the same time as Mom moved in, almost becoming one of the family. At our mother’s request, there will be no services. Instead, we hope people will take some time to learn about Parkinson’s disease and the dementias associated with it and if you can, make a donation to the Lewy Body Dementia Association https://www.lbda.org/donate/, in memory of Gini. Arrangements are under the care of Champlain Cremation Services
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of David McAllister Peirce of Lincoln, VT. He died peacefully in the home that he loved on 08/15/2021. He was born to James & Anne Peirce in Danvers, MA on 02/20/1949. David lived most of his adult life in St. Albans, VT where he taught English at St. Albans City Elementary School for 31 years. He had a passion for teaching and continued as a substitute teacher at Mt. Abraham Union High School as well as the Lincoln Community School when he moved to Lincoln. In St. Albans, he was a City Council representative for Ward 3 serving his community and enjoyed it immensely. David leaves behind his loving wife, Joan of 35 years and his beloved children Joshua (Kellie), Jacob, Jennifer and Julie. He was “Gramps” to his grandchildren, Angus, Noel, Ben, Ida, Scout, Addison and Mabel whom he cherished and loved deeply. He is also survived by several siblings, nieces and nephews. A memorial service has been planned for October 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Congregational Church located at 2 Main Street, Middlebury, VT.
John D. Brown of Boiling Springs, SC, passed away on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, following a brief illness. He was 71. John was born in St. Albans, VT, on February 13, 1950 to father Alton D. Brown and mother Noella Leroux Brown. He graduated from Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans, VT, in 1968 and attended the University of New York. John’s successful career spanned fifty years in the food industry. John was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his children Jason J. Brown of Simpsonville, SC and Jennifer A. Bishop of Inman, SC; brother James A. Brown of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren Daphne A. Brown, Ansley E. Bishop and Levi S. Bishop.
April 19, 1966 - August 23, 2021 On August 23, 2021, David John Read, beloved son, brother, uncle, partner, and loyal friend to many, passed away at the age of 55. David is survived by his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Joseph Beauregard; his father and stepmother, Frank and Ellen Read; his sister, Ellen Davis, brother-in-law Keith Davis, and nephews Brian Davis and Eric Davis; his sister, Jodi Petkovich, brother-in-law Michael Petkovich, nephew Nick Petkovich, and niece Morgan Petkovich; his brother Ed Read, sister-in-law Trish Read, nephew Ben Read, and niece Sally Read; his brother Dan Read, sister-in-law Holly Read, and nephews Jake Read, Joseph Read, and Jack Read; his brother Adam Read, sister-in-law Kim Read, and niece Katherine Read; his sister Hillary Read; and his best friend and partner, Debbie Thompson, and her children, Cindy Thompson and Brandon Drake. David was a long-time resident of St. Albans and South Hero. Though he moved to Bonita Springs, Florida thirty-one years ago, he still thought of Vermont as his home. David’s life revolved around agriculture. From his early years working on the family farm and driving the cattle truck for Swanton Packing, to his career in the Florida produce business, the rhythms, rewards, challenges, and unpredictable nature of farming were true reflections of David’s character. David was an avid outdoorsman. He cherished his annual deer hunting trips, and more often than not, had a full freezer to show for his efforts. More than anything though, he loved fishing. Whether sport fishing off the Florida coast, pulling perch and bass from Lake Champlain and Lake Carmi, or catching brook trout out of Vermont’s cold streams, nothing brought David more peace than casting a line. David’s passing has been hard on all of us, but with death comes reflection. Life was not easy for David, and he was often his own worst enemy. And yet, the memories that he’s given us and the lessons that he’s taught us will be his enduring gift. With perspective, we see how fortunate David was during his life. He had a large, loving family; he was able to be at Coors Field cheering on his beloved Red Sox when they won Game 4 of the 2007 World Series; and he had Debbie’s unyielding and unconditional love and support, as well as the great joy he got from her family and grandchildren, Tyler Thompson, Hailey Zuniga, Whitney Zuniga, and Nicholas Thompson Jr. David has left us way too soon, but we are all the better for having had him as part of our lives. There are no services planned. Honored to be serving the Read family is the Heald Funeral Home, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
June 30, 1961 - Aug. 15, 2021 SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Margaret Harris, 60, Somerset, Wis., died Sunday, Aug. 15, in Regions Hospital. Visitation will be from 5-6 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27, at Bakken-Young Funeral Home in New Richmond, Wis. Arrangements by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.
Aug. 4, 1919 - Aug. 16, 2021 HUDSON, Wis. - Audrey Halvorson, 102, Hudson, Wis., died Monday, Aug. 16, in Comforts of Home. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. Memorials are preferred. Arrangements by O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.
Feb. 4, 1941 - Aug. 23, 2021 HUDSON, Wis. - Sally Skaare, 80, Hudson, Wis., died Monday, Aug. 23, in her home. Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 3 p.m., Friday, Aug. 27, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hudson. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.
Bobby was born in Sutton West Virginia and loved West Virginia. He also lived in Ohio. He came to Vermont in 1972 when he went to work for his Uncle Ron and lucky for us he stayed. He later worked for another Uncle Chuck. He worked for him until starting Bob’s Auto Service in Essex Junction In 1983. We are still there. Worked with two sons for a number of years, then just Robbie for the rest. Then had the store where he worked with one daughter and my dad & my brother Louis, Cousin Patty. All good memories! We became best friends in 1976 married in 1982. He leaves behind me, Debbie, our dog Tilly, and our children. Bill Superneau and Dawn & Children Cassidy & Paige of Fairfax. Kathy (Superneau) Tourville & Jerry & Children, Colby & Chelsea of South Hero. Richard Superneau of Colchester. Robert Amos Jr. & Jessica & children Austin, Ellie & Lana of Fairfax. His siblings; Nancy Gish, Michael Sipes & Jennifer & Children, Kadie & Ben. Jay, Kevin & Randy Detamore. Cousin Patricia Martel & John & children, Danielle, Michelle & Robert. Uncle Chuck Rollins, Aunt Joyce Rollins & children. Ron Jr., Rick, Julie & Janice & families. Predeceased by his mom Helen Rollins and Dad Lloyd Amos, his step-dad Delbert Detamore & Delbert Detamore Jr. His uncle Ron Rollins, aunt Irene Cutlip & aunt Bonnetta Rollins & “Granny”. Also leaves cousins & family too numerous to mention, you know who you are and he loved you all! Was loved by my family too. Deanna Burritt, Bob & her children Jodie & Stacie, Amy & Doug, Brad & Jen, Stacey & Mark, Eric & Nicole and their families. Loretta Ellis & Family Jason & Courtnie. Louis Murray Jr. Predeceased by my Dad Louis & mom Jean. He so loved playing guitar, dogs & flowers! Was a member of a few bands and was so proud. Met so many great people. Special friends, Skip & Phyliss Little of South Burlington, Sergio & Sile Torres of Waterbury, Ray & Debbie Hyette of Canada, Loren & Bertha Groff of Fairfax and Ed & Sue Benoit of our house. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., with a funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at The Minor Funeral and Cremation Center in Milton, VT. Burial to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery in Essex Junction, VT. At the request of the family, “masks must be worn”. Thank you. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bobby’s memory to a Humane Society of your choosing or The American Heart Association. www.minorfh.com
March 11, 1964 - Aug. 15, 2021 ST. PAUL, Minn. - John ‘J.J.’ Jarvis, 57, Glenwood City, Wis., died Sunday, Aug. 15, in Regions Hospital from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. A celebration of life will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin, Wis. Memorials are preferred. Arrangements by O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.
Dec. 11, 1962 - Aug. 16, 2021 ST. PAUL, Minn. - Pamela Jarvis, 58, Glenwood City, Wis., died Monday, Aug. 16, in Regions Hospital from injuries sustained in an ATV accident. A celebration of life will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Baldwin, Wis. Memorials are preferred. Arrangements by O’Connell Family Funeral Homes.
Saint Albans - Frederick Coleman, age 88, devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and caring friend to many, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2021, surrounded by his loving family after a brief illness. He was a lifelong resident of St. Albans, VT, born to Frank and Mary (Douglas) Coleman. On October 15, 1955, he married the girl he took to his high school prom, Theresa “Terry” Leduc, at Holy Angels Church. At 17 years old, Fred enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Soon after his tour of duty, and honorable discharge, he enlisted with the Vermont National Guard where he attended the Vermont Military Academy and rose to the rank of Captain. He proudly served his country until he retired as Company Commander of HHC-1st Battalion 172nd Armor after 24 years of military service. Fred was a communicant of Holy Angels Church and in earlier years he enjoyed singing in the choir and being Santa on the Christmas Train. He was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post 758, VFW Post 758, Elks Lodge 1566, Champlain Country Club, and served as president of the BFA Booster Club for many years. Freddy could always be found at the 8am Coffee Group. After his retirement from IBM, Fred and Terry spent many happy years traveling in their motorhome. They wintered at their second home in Florida where they spent happy, sunny days with new friends playing golf, dancing, enjoying walks on the beach and never missing a “Happy Hour.” Freddy will be remembered for his kindness, laughter and great sense of humor. He was fun-loving and easily put people at ease with his friendliness and warmth, even when his beloved NY Yankees and NY Giants would lose. Terry always said she knew where he was by listening for his hearty laugh. Fred was a doting grandfather (and great-grandfather) adoringly called Popper. His family will miss Popper’s animated storytelling and quick-witted jokes. Survivors include his loving wife Terry of 66 years and their children: Sharon “Shari” Coleman-Carlson and her children Erik Carlson, Emma Bissonette (Zak and their daughter, Zoe), Elsa Carlson (Alex Shikhman); Steven (Elizabeth) Coleman; and Shaun Coleman (Catherine Dimitruk and her sons Jared and Ryan) and his children, Lily Coleman (Javin Sheperd) and Laurel Coleman. He is also survived by his two sisters-in-law, Jeannine Fortin and Lillian Bourgois, as well as, brother-in-law Andrew Leduc and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his four sisters and their spouses: Constance “Peanut” (Pete) Pietraallo, Geraldine “Gerry” (George) Mina, Loretta (Lee) Magnan, Shirley (Ray) Petschel, as well as three brothers and their spouses: Gordon “Pudgie” (Millie) Coleman, Ronald “Boogie” (Madeline) Coleman and William “Bill” Coleman along with nine brothers- and sisters-in-law. No calling hours/reception due to COVID-19. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 11:00 AM, at Holy Angels Church, 245 Lake Street, St. Albans. A private burial service will be held at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9959. Honored to be serving the Coleman family is the HEALD FUNERAL HOME, where messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
ST. ALBANS – Pauline L. (Swann) Sheets, age 94, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2021 at the Holiday House Residential Home. Pauline’s family is regretfully postponing her Life Celebration events due to the ongoing Canadian border restrictions. The Mass of Christian burial originally scheduled for Thursday, August 26, 2021, has been cancelled until further notice. They will announce service details at a later date. Goss Life Celebration Homes is the area’s exclusive provider of Life Celebration events. Please visit our website for a full obituary and to share condolences, photos and favorite memories at www.gossfs.com
Helen E. Tarte, 89, died Sunday, August 8th, 2021, at the Maple Ridge Memory Care Center. She was a retiree of IBM. She leaves her sons, Gary Brooks (Penny Gillander-Dame) & Jeff Brooks (Peggy) of Colchester & Peter Tarte of St. Albans, 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, her in-laws & other relatives. Visiting hours are Wednesday, August 18th, 2021, at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St. Albans. A funeral service will be Thursday, August 19th, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Heald Funeral Home. To view a complete obituary & send a message of condolence, please visit www.healdfuneralhome.com.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO / ENOSBURGH, VT – Anthony “Andy” Wayne Robtoy passed away unexpectedly on August 6, 2021 in Colorado Springs while recovering from surgery. Andy was born on January 27, 1955 to Wayne and Joan (Raine) Robtoy. A 1973 graduate of Enosburg Falls High School, Andy spent many years working on farms and in the landscaping industry, but he always loved creating things. Over the years he dabbled in knifemaking and photography, but found his true calling in custom furniture making. An artist at heart, he loved creating beautiful pieces of furniture and decor that he made for people all over the country. Andy is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne (Thornton) Robtoy, of Colorado Springs; her children: Brad and Julie Welch of Salt Lake City, and Bailey Welch of Denver; his parents, Wayne and Joan (Raine) Robtoy, of Enosburg; his sister Dixie and husband Steven Martin of Waterbury; his sister Maxine Robtoy of Enosburg; his brother-in-law Charlie Fecteau and wife Charlene; his sister Shelly and husband Jerry Charbonneau of Fairfax; his brother Philip and wife Lisa (Groleau) of Enosburg; sister Trudy and husband Tom Bryce of Enosburg; and mother of his children, Mary Larivee. Andy is also survived by his children and their families: Jason and Lara (Cushing) Robtoy of Enosburg, and Adam and Mary (Cummings) Robtoy of Barre. And, of course, Andy loved his beautiful grandchildren: Nathaniel, Lillian, Annalise, Colleen, Kellen, and Elliot. Andy also leaves behind an extended family of many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Andy was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Henry and Beulah Raine; his paternal grandparents, Adelphis Sr. and Ruth Robtoy; his sister, Wanda Fecteau; and his brother-in-law, Keith Sylvester. A celebration of Andy’s life will be held at a later date. If desired, contributions in Andy’s memory may be made to The Colby Pattee Foundation, 659 Courser Road, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450 (colbypatteefoundationinc.net) 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
Michael J. Finn RUTLAND — Michael J. Finn, 70, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday July 28, 2021. He was born May 15, 1951, the son of the late Elmerine (Bove) Finn of Rutland and the late John Roderick Finn of St. Albans. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter’s Church in Rutland on Saturday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. A reception will follow at Southside Steakhouse in Rutland. Contributions may be made to the charity of your choice in Michael’s name. They may be sent in care of Clifford Funeral Home, 2 Washington St., Rutland, VT 05701
Aug. 3, 1933 - July 26, 2021 STILLWATER, Minn. - Donald Jorgensen, 87, New Richmond, Wis., died Monday, July 26, in Lakeview Hospital. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, at Bakken-Young Funeral and Cremation Services in New Richmond. Arrangements by Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.
It is with great sadness, the family of Ernest William Jones Sr., age 91, announce that he passed away peacefully, August 09, 2021, in Saint Albans. He was born in St. Albans, August 6, 1930 to Henry and Violet Cleverly Jones. He proudly served our country as a Corporal with the Combat Engineers in the US Army during the Korean War. Ernie worked for many years as a Construction Driver, the Town of St. Albans, VTRANS. He then went to Champlain Cable in 1966, and retired in 1992. In his enjoyment time, he played music locally for over 50 years. He also went hunting and fishing. He is survived by two sons, Ernest E. Jones Jr. (Elke) of Richford, VT and Patrick Jones Sr. (Lynn G. Knight) of Georgia, VT, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, six siblings, Irene Quinton of Saint Albans, VT, Eunice Shanks of Saint Albans, VT, Ruth Young of Saint Albans, VT, Roy Jones of South Windsor, CT, Edith Houston of Contoocook, NH, and Phyllis Hutchinson of Sacramento, CA, and his lady friend Rose Lamoureaux of West Berkshire. He is preceded in death by ten siblings, Arietta Demar of Saint Albans, VT, Doris Burns, Mona Olson, Dorothy Hance, Henry Jones, Robert Wesley Jones, Alan Jones, James Ralph Jones, Henrietta Shappy, and Roberta Scott. A Remembrance Gathering and Interment will be held in St. Albans Bay Cemetery at a date to be determined. As an alternative to flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675. Arrangements are entrusted to Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, where online condolences and memories of Ernest may be shared with his family and friends at www.bradyandlevesque.com.
SWANTON – Richard “Dick” Rowden, age 71, passed away on Monday, August, 9, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at his home in Swanton. Friends & family are invited to Dick’s Life Celebration to include visitation on Friday, August 13, 2021 from 5-8:00 PM and a funeral service on Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 11:00 AM both events will be held at The Goss Life Celebration Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton, VT. Interment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in St. Albans. Goss Life Celebration Homes is the area’s exclusive provider of Life Celebration events. Please visit our website to view a full obituary, and share condolences, photos and favorite memories at www.gossfs.com
Oct. 28, 1927 - Aug. 7, 2021 BALDWIN, Wis. - Mary Monson, 93, Baldwin, Wis., died Saturday, Aug. 7, in Baldwin Care Center. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m., followed by a memorial celebration of life at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hammond, Wis. Burial will be in Hammond Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church. Arrangements by O’Connell Family Funeral Home.
It is with great sadness, the family of Bert Joseph Pion, age 94, announce that he passed away peacefully, August 08, 2021, in Fairfield. He was born in Fairfax, July 8, 1927 to Florimond and Rosilda (Blain) Pion. Bert married Joan Brooks, June 7, 1952. Bert worked for many years as a dairy farmer on his own farm. He also was a maple sugar maker, which he enjoyed very much. Bert was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, a member of the St. Albans CO OP Creamery, the Vermont Sugar Makers Association, the Vermont Old Cemetery Association and the St. Patrick’s Cemetery Association. Bert was also a proud member of the American Legion Post #1, a founding member of the Fairfield Fire Department and served for over 60 years, and a member of the Vermont State Firefighters Association. He is survived by two daughters, Rose Peno (Glen) of Sheldon, VT and Karen Austin (Kevin) of Fairfield, VT; one grandson, Mark Gebo of Brattleboro, VT; one son-in-law Peter Cross of Swanton, and one sister, Pauline Caron (Greg) of Norwalk, CT. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joan, one daughter, Patricia Cross, his sisters Simonde Ploof, Theodora Labounty, Rita Pion and Florienne Lavender, and four brothers, Romeo, Reo, Maurice, and Roland Pion. A Remembrance Gathering and Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM. in St. Patrick’s Church. Interment will follow at Saint Patrick’s Cemetery. A time of reflection will be held Friday, August 13, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, in the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, St. Albans. As an alternative to flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Fairfield Fire Department or the St. Patrick’s Cemetery Association. Arrangements are entrusted to Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, where online condolences and memories of Bert may be shared with his family and friends at www.bradyandlevesque.com.
Swanton – James “Jim” MacArt a longtime area resident passed away Friday, August 6th, 2021, at the Northwestern Medical Center following a brief illness. His family was at his side. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Thursday, August 19th, 2021, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Champlain Country Club, 581 St. Albans Road, Swanton, Vermont. To view the complete obituary or offer a message of condolence, kindly go to www.healdfuneralhome.com.
FRANKLIN– Alexis Dandurand, age 96, passed away on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at the home farm in Franklin. Friends and family are invited to Alexis’ Life Celebration to include the following events on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Visitation will be held from 9-10:00 AM at The Goss-Spears Life Celebration Home, 96 Dickenson Ave., Enosburg Falls. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 145 Square Rd, Franklin, VT 05457. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Franklin. To view Alexis’ full obituary or to share condolences, photos and favorite memories please visit our website at www.gossfs.com Goss Life Celebration Homes is the area’s exclusive provider of Life Celebration events.
(May 19, 1941 – August 6, 2021) Nancy (Lahan) Henry was called home to heaven on August 6th, 2021. Nancy passed away at the Henry family farm in Alburgh, Vermont with her husband, Leo, their six sons, and her sister Margaret by her side. Nancy was born in Syracuse, NY to the late Thomas F. Lahan and Fayetta Spencer Lahan. Nancy graduated from St. Anthony of Padua High School in 1959 and the State University of NY at Oswego in 1963 where she received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She taught at Frazer and Martin Luther King schools in Syracuse and in Union Springs, NY. Nancy traveled to the farmhouse in Alburgh with her high school friend Yvette (Henry) Anderson where she met Yvette’s large family which included brother Leo who was on leave from the Army. Continuing with the career she loved, and exploring a new relationship, she moved to Vermont and taught at the North Hero Elementary school. Nancy married Leo R. Henry in September of 1969, and they raised their six sons on the same dairy farm. Some of her special interests were music and singing. She was a member of the Oswego State Symphonic Choir and Arethusa Eta sorority. With Nancy’s love for children, she imagined writing children’s books one day. Nancy always had a great love for her Irish ancestry and visited Ireland, also traveling to the Shrine of Our Blessed Mother Mary in Medjugorje, Yugoslavia. When Nancy & Leo were on a pilgrimage in Israel their marriage vows were renewed in Cana, by the Bishop of Burlington, VT. Nancy’s deep, Catholic faith was a pillar of her life. Nancy was an active member of the St. Amadeus parish and taught Catechism on Monday afternoons for years. She prayed daily and always prayed for the intentions of others. She adored her sons, her daughters-in-law, and especially her grandchildren. Nancy is survived by her husband of 51 years and their sons; Kevin and Willow (Loura), Jaden & Makennah; Andrew and Josie (Roslansky); Brendan and Elissa (Monahan), Carson; Stephen and Khara (Janssen); Anthony and Meredith (Barrette), Edie Fay and Norah; Damien, Emma; her brother Thomas M. and Phyllis (Esichen) Lahan, and her sister Margaret (Lahan) Jacob. Additionally, many beloved nieces, nephews, in-laws, relatives, and friends. Nancy was predeceased by her parents Thomas F. and Fayetta, stepfather Joseph M. Lahan, and brother-in-law, Kurt Jacob. Friends and family are invited to Nancy’s Life Celebration to include the following events on Thursday, August 12, 2021. An open house will be held from 10-11:00 AM at The Goss Life Celebration Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 PM at St. Amadeus Catholic Church, 75 N Main St., Alburg. Nancy will be laid to rest at the family farm in the Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwoods Road, Alburgh. The family would like to thank all those that lovingly managed her care. Donations can be made in Nancy’s memory to St. Amadeus Catholic Church, P.O. Box 49, Alburgh, VT 05440. 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