BRENT J. DRAGON
FRANKLIN -- Brent J. Dragon, age 3, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 14, 2002, at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans.
He was born Dec. 21, 1998, in St. Albans the son of Jason and Krystin (Valenti)Dragon.
Brent loved to go to the farm with his daddy and ride on the "poop truck" with Papa, play ball with his brother, sister and dog. He loved Slim Jims, Bug Juice, pepperoni, cheese doodles and sharks. He loved to watch Scooby Doo movies and play matchbox cars. He loved to be outside in the fresh air even it if was raining. Brent loved to play music on the CD player and dance up a storm! He loved to talk on the phone to anyone who would talk to him, especially his grammy and grampa in Wisconsin. He enjoyed going to McDonalds and loved to go to Paulines Quick Stop where his Nanny worked. Brent loved to go to the grocery store and push his own little cart and stop by the Texaco station to say hi to Aunt Tammie.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Christofer Dragon of Franklin; a sister, Ashli Domina of Highgate; his dogs Capo and Queen; his cat, Shadow; paternal grandparents, Jimmy and Joyce (Domina) Dragon of Sheldon; maternal grandparents, Don and Pat (Kahler) Valenti of Raymond, Wis.; paternal Great Meme, Tony (Garrow) Dragon of Highgate; maternal great-grandparents Adolphe and Ann (Malato) Valenti of Highland Park, Ill.; several aunts, uncles including Gia Nealon and her husband Mark of Scotia, N.Y., Craig Valenti of Racine, Wis., Steve Valenti and his wife Judit of Kansasville, Wis., Adam Dragon and his fiancee Trish Gabree of Highgate, Amie Dragon of Sheldon; three very special cousins, Molly and Katie Nealon of Scotia, N.Y. and Rylee Dragon of Highgate, Mary Tibbits, Tammie Randall and her husband Doug, Sherry Thompson and her husband Jimmy all of Enosburg, Marjorie Ward and her fiance Donnie Machia of Troy, N.Y.; very special friends, the Vorse family and the Fregeau family, both of Franklin; and many extended family members and friends. Brent was predeceased by his great-grandparents Marie and Delbert Kahler, Grace and Francis Domina and Roger Dragon; and a cousin, Mark Randall.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Avenue, Enosburg Falls with Pastor Mike Long officiating. Interment will follow in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Sheldon.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday morning from 10 o'clock until the hour of the funeral at Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to assist the family in purchasing a monument for Brent, c/o Gia Nealon, 26 Pinewood Drive, Scotia, N.Y., 12302.
MARY ROSE HELEN (LATIMER) POTVIN
BETHEL, Conn. -- Mary Rose Helen (Latimer) Potvin, age 80, died Thursday, April 11, 2002, at Harborside Glen Hill Health Care Center. She was married for 57 and a half years to the love of her life, Carmi J. Potvin.
Mrs. Potvin was born on July 29, 1921, in Frelighsburg, P.Q. Canada, the daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Desmarais) Latimer. A wonderful homemaker, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, and doing crossword puzzles, and collecting stamps. She was a parishioner at the Church of St. Mary in Bethel, Conn.
Besides her devoted husband she is survived by two sons, James C. Potvin of Brooklyn, Conn., Thomas Potvin and his wife Sue of Ludlow; four daughters, Patricia O'Dell and her companion Andy Scott of New Milford, Conn. and Enosburg Falls, Monica Yeamans and her husband Peter of Holland, Vt., Marshia King and her husband William of New Milford, Conn., Barbara Fast and her husband Mike of Kent Conn.; a sister, Dorothy Ledoux of Bethel, Conn.; a brother, Raymond Latimer and his wife Marie of Enosburg Falls; two aunts, Cecile Beaureguard and Gabrielle Desmarais both of Canada; two brothers-in-law, Louis Potvin and his wife Nancy of Essex Junction, and Romeo Potvin of Norwalk, Conn.; also 12 grandchildren, Cindy Dubret and her husband Tim, Leslie King, Bryan King, Gina Potvin, James Potvin Jr., Marissa Yeamans, Jessica Yeamans, Rebecca, Amanda and Sarah Yeamans, Michael Potvin and Nikolas Potvin; two step-grandchildren, James King and his wife Kate, and Kevin King and his wife Myra; two great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Viola (Latimer) Potvin; a nephew, Reginald Latimer; and a granddaughter Bridget Potvin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at St. Isidores Catholic Church in Montgomery Center. Interment will follow in St. Isidores Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, April 19, from 4-7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Avenue, Enosburg Falls.
CECILE M. BOUCHARD
SHELDON -- Cecile M. Bouchard, 76, a longtime resident of Sheldon, died Friday, April 12, 2002, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care Center in Burlington.
Cecile was born in Highgate on Nov. 1, 1925, the daughter of the late Henry and Mae (Demers) Rainville. She attended schools in Highgate. On May 22, 1947 she married Paul Bouchard, who predeceased her on July 17, 2001. Cecile was a 34 year member of Fletcher Grange # 473 and FD Pomona # 28 and was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne for over 30 years. She also taught Religious Education and played the Organ at St. Anthony's Church in Sheldon. She enjoyed dancing, cooking and was a very special and devoted wife, mother and memere.
Cecile leaves her children and spouses; Gerald & Michaeleen Bouchard, Marcel & Laura Bouchard, Annette & Thomas Valley, Daniel & Elizabeth Bouchard, Norman & Stephanie Bouchard, Lucien & Wanda Bouchard, Pierre & Diane Bouchard and Emilie Bouchard. Cecile leaves her grandchildren; Vanessa Wedding and Melissa, Michael, Matthew, Kaitlyn, Adam, Jeremiah, Amanda, Jessica, Taytum, Haley and Justin Bouchard.
She also leaves four sisters and brother in laws; Marie-Jeanne & Marcel Benoit of Sheldon, Bernadette & Hector Tremblay of Highgate, Mae Anne & Andre Laroche of St. Albans, Theresa & Marcel Begnoche of Highgate and three brothers and sister in-laws, Norbert & Madeleine Rainville of Highgate, Lucien & Monique Rainville of Franklin, Joachin & Lorraine Rainville of Highgate.
Cecile was predeceased by a son, Gerard; and a granddaughter, Joanna Valley.
A Concelebrated Mass of Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at 11 a. m. from the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton, Father Marcel Rainville, SSE director of Campus Ministry at St. Michael's College in Colchester will be the celebrant and Father Maurice Boucher, SSE director of St. Anne's Shrine in Isle La Motte will be the homilist. Interment will follow in the Bouchard family lot in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Sheldon Springs. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave. Swanton on Monday, April 15, 2002, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Gifts in Cecile's memory may be made to Enosburg Rescue, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450, Sheldon First Response, Sheldon, Vt. 05483 or to the American Heart Association, Vt. Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.
Luncheon will be held at the Father Jean-Paul Laplante Parish Hall in Highgate Center following the committal.
MICHAEL F. TAYLOR
RICHFORD -- Michael F. Taylor, age 73, died Sunday morning, April 14, 2002, at Haven Health Care in St. Albans.
He was born March 30, 1929, in Montpelier the son of the late Gerald and Winifred (Greene) Taylor.
He was a resident of Richford since 1976, and was a 30 year veteran of the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army serving during WWII, Korean War and the Vietnam War, retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant in 1976. He was a member of the American Legion Post #12 of Richford and the D.A.V. Charlie Broe Chapter of Richford. He married Audrey Shangraw Nov. 18, 1962.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey (Shangraw) Taylor of Richford; four sons, Michael F. Taylor II of South Burlington, Timothy Taylor and his wife Lorraine of Colorado Springs, Colo., Stephen Taylor and his wife Donna of Williston, S.C., Patrick Taylor and his wife Karen of Evans, Ga.; two daughters and their husbands, Katie and Robert St. Pierre and Janet and Ronald West, both of Richford; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother and his wife Peter and Margaret Taylor of Stone Mountain, Ga.; one sister, Sheila DeGrass of Palmetto, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Virginia Pedriss of Colchester, Everett Shangraw and his wife Pat of Essex, Allen Shangraw and his wife Shirley of Georgia, Janet Yendrezeski of Tavares, Fla, Gerald Shangraw and his wife Pat of St. Charles, Mo., Richard Shangraw and his wife Kathy of Roswell, N.M. and Patricia Delaney of Port St. Lucie, Fla. He was predeceased by a brother, David Taylor; and two sisters, Grace Giroux and Aileen Collins.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 o'clock at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Avenue, Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to Haven Health Care-Patient Activities, Sheldon Road, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.
RITA LEBEAU FIRKEY
WESTFIELD/HIGHGATE CENTER -- Mrs. Rita Lebeau Firkey, 85, of Westfield died peacefully April 13, 2002, at home with her family at her side. She was born May 2, 1916, in Highgate Center a daughter of Henry and Hazel (Munson) Lebeau. On Nov. 3, 1935, she married Wilber Firkey, who predeceased her. Rita enjoyed cooking and caring for her family. She was stricken with her illness in Sept., and with the help of her loving family she was able to stay and die in peace at her home.
Survivors are her children, Harold "Bud" Firkey and his wife Dorothy of Eden, Jerry Firkey and his wife Phyllis of Essex Jct., and Bruce Firkey and his wife Jean of Crestwood, Ky. She is also survived by ten grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Michael Firkey and by a great-grandson Jared Earl.
Friends may call from 6:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at the Converse-Rushford Funeral Home in Newport. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Reverend Jerome Mecure celebrating a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at St. Louis Cemetery, Highgate.
Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Orleans-Essex V.N.A. and Hospice, Inc., 46 Lakemont Road, Newport, Vt. 05855, or to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602. Arrangements are entrusted to the Curtis-Britch & Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes, locally family owned and operated.
LUCILLE NANCY MARTIN
RUTLAND -- Lucille Nancy Martin, age 87, died Thursday morning, April 11, 2002, at Haven Health Care in Rutland.
She was born in Franklin July 27, 1914, the daughter of the late Albert and Rhoda (Longe) Ploof.
She was educated in schools in Enosburg Falls and was employed by H.P. Hood Creamery.
Mrs. Martin was married in Enosburg Falls Oct. 24, 1935, to Fay F. Martin. He died June 17, 1982.
She was a member of Christ the King Church in Rutland and was a former member of the D.A.V. Auxiliary.
She is survived by two nephews, William F. Harvey III of West Rutland, and Michael F. Harvey of Fairhaven; two nieces, Elizabeth H. Matte of Fairhaven and Susan H. Lavigne of Charlotte; a sister-in-law and several cousins. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a sister, Marion Harvey of Castleton; and a brother, Kenneth Ploof of Oklahoma.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls with Reverend Gerard Leclerc celebrating the Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in the Missisquoi Cemetery in Enosburg Falls.
Visiting hours will be held Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Avenue, Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to Haven Health Care, Patient Activities Fund of Rutland, c/o Spears Funeral Home, P.O. Box 396, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450.
EDITH PEARL BARNES
RICHFORD -- Edith Pearl Barnes, age 78, died Thursday morning, April 11, 2002, at the Haven Health Care in St. Albans.
She was born July 31, 1923, in Charlton, Mass. the daughter of the late Adin and Flora (Stevens) Bond.
She was a resident of the Franklin County area since 1984 and was a former resident of Charlton, Mass. Edith was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She also loved to care for her birds.
She is survived by ten children, Earle S. Barnes Jr. of Southbridge, Mass., Everett C. Barnes of Enosburg Falls, Pearl Durgan and her husband Harold, Karl L. Barnes and his wife Bonita both of Richford, Ellen F. Landry of Swanton, Darlene O'Brien of Gainesville, Ga., Christine L. Olivera of Richford, Myra R. Banks, Rhonda L. Wiley both of Gainesville, Ga., and Karen F. Barnes of Blackstone, Mass. Many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; one sister and her husband Lila and Kenneth Towle of Charlton, Mass.; two brothers and their wives, Lowell and Rena Bond of Charlton, Mass. and Carroll and Judith Bond of Worcester, Mass.; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Earle S. Barnes Sr.; and a son Perry Barnes.
Funeral services will be held Monday, April 15, at 11 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Avenue, Enosburg Falls with Pastor Patrick Hoadley officiating. Interment will follow in the Richford Center Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Monday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the funeral at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.