DOUGLAS P. GOULETTE
ST. ALBANS -- Mr. Douglas P. Goulette, age 51, suffered a fatal attack Saturday morning, Sept. 7, 2002, while working at Radio Shack in the Highgate Commons Shopping Center. Doug was born in St. Albans Aug. 23, 1951, son of the late Francis N. and Rita (Shepard) Goulette.
He graduated from Bellows Free Academy and served in the U.S. Army. He has been a trumpeter in the 40th Army Band, Vermont National Guard for the past 27 years. Douglas was the paymaster for Central Vermont Railway and recently employed at Vermont Precision Tools in Swanton and Radio Shack. He was chairperson of the Operation Lifesaver for students and the Safety Officer for area schools. Doug was an usher for St. Mary's Church and a teacher in the religious education program of the church. He was a foster parent and a member of the American Legion, Green Mountain Post 1, in St. Albans. Doug was a licensed amateur radio operator.
Doug's favorite pastime was sharing his abilities and helping anyone in need. He derived great satisfaction and enjoyment in assisting others. Sept. 2, 1972, he married Judy Brouillette. He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Judy; his three daughters, Kelley Bilodeau of St. Albans, Wendy and her husband Trevor Cassidy, Amy and her husband Robert Smith, all of Swanton; nine grandchildren; four brothers and their spouses, David and Elizabeth Goulette of Essex Jct., Donald and Gloria Goulette of El Paso, Texas, Daniel and Janis Goulette of Elkridge, Md., Dale and Janice Goulette of Franktown, Colo.; his mother-in-law, Eleanor Warner; father-in-law, Arthur "Bo" Brouillette; sisters-in-law Debbie and her husband Scott Babbie of Georgia, Nancy and her husband Charles Brooks of Underhill; brothers-in-law Allen Brouillette of Rutland and James and his wife Jeannette Warner of St. Albans; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, (a brother figure), Michael McGovern, Harold Lemnah, and a son he never had, Adam Cook. Doug was predeceased by his twin boys and another twin son, by his parents Francis on Dec. 27, 1996, his mother Rita on May 24, 1987, brother-in-law David Brouillette, niece Nicole Goulette and nephew David Jones.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Sept. 12, 2002, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Wednesday. Interment, with full military honors, will be held following the Mass, in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Make-a-Wish Foundation, 100 Dorset St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403, The Vermont Diabetes Association, 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446, or The American Heart Association, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
GERALDINE L. DOWLING
WINOOSKI/ST. ALBANS -- Geraldine L. Dowling, 86, passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, in Middlebury. She was born in Montgomery Ctr., March 5, 1916, the daughter of the late Wellington and Hazel (Lumbra) Benoit. Her husband, John Dowling, died in 1970. She resided in Winooski for the past 15 years and in St. Albans before that.
Her greatest pleasure was from her family which spanned five generations before her death. Survivors include her daughter, Penelope J. Mooney Harmon and her husband, William, of Winooski; three grandchildren, Roxanne Jenot and her husband, Jim, of Essex Jct., John Michael Pochop of West Des Moines, Iowa, Timothy Shaw Pochop and his wife, Reneť of South Burlington; five great-grandchildren, Jennifer M., Jocelyn M., and Ryan M. Jenot, and Alexandra S. and Ethan J. Pochop; a great-great-grandson, Dylan Jenot; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, John, she was predeceased by a brother, Wellington "Zeke" Benoit, and her former husband, Ralph S. Mooney in 1986.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Cemetery on Fairfax St. in St. Albans. The Reverend Oren Lane will officiate. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be sent to the hospice of one's choice. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St. Albans.
INA LOUISE WHITNEY, R.N.
ST. ALBANS - Mrs. Ina Louise Whitney, R.N., 73, a longtime Franklin County resident, passed away Thursday evening Sept. 5, 2002, on her forty-ninth wedding anniversary with her husband, John Whitney at her side, following a long illness. She was born in Cornish, New Hampshire on April 23, 1929 the daughter of the late Harold S. and Mildred I. (Stearns) Wilder. On Sept. 5, 1953 John and Louise eloped to West Bridgewater, Mass.
Louise was a 1947 graduate of Windsor High School and a 1951 graduate of the Burbank Hospital School of Nursing in Fitchburg Mass. She has been a resident of Franklin County since 1965 and has lived in St. Albans since 1986. Louise was a registered nurse at the former Kerbs Memorial Hospital retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Georgia Plain Baptist Church where she was a Deacon, a trustee, a member of the Mission Committee, and the Helping Hands Society. Louise was a former chairman of the American Cancer Society, Franklin County Chapter, a member of the Georgia Elementary P.T.A., a founding member of the Georgia Fire Department Women's Auxiliary, trustee of the Franklin County Field Days, an officer of the Vermont Nursing Association, and a former member of the Vermont Cattleman's Association. She was very involved in the Republican Party both in Vermont and New Hampshire. Louise was editor for the first Vermont Maple Council cookbook. She very much enjoyed her knitting and ceramics which she gave to her family and friends.
Survivors include her husband, John of St. Albans, a son, Warren and his wife, Gail of Morrisville, two daughters, Carolyn Branagan and her husband, Christopher of Georgia, Deb Grennon and her husband Jeff of Franklin, a daughter-in-law, Debra Whitney of Franklin, 14 grandchildren, Amy, Sean, and Mary Branagan, J. Gerald, Megan, Lydia and Katelin Whitney, James Stafford, Whitney, Hallie, Charlie and Cyrus Grennon and David and Tom Whitney, two brothers, Harold Wilder of Freemont, N.H. and Gordon Wilder of Plainfield, NH, a sister, Sandra Heald of Durham, NH, two sisters-in-law, Ola Wilder of New Hebron, N.H. and Mary Cassedy of Plainfield, NH and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by a son, John Carl Whitney on July 9, 1995, two brothers, Gerald and Howard Wilder and a sister, Elizabeth Kimball.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, at 2:00 P.M. in the Georgia Plain Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Clark officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in the Georgia Plain Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Franklin County Home Health, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans Vt. 05478 or the American Cancer Society, Vt Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vermont 05602.
JAMES S. CIOFFI, JR.
ST. ALBANS - St. Albans City Fire Chief, Ret., James S. Cioffi, Jr., age 88, died Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 3, 2002, in the Northwestern Medical Center. He was born May 17, 1914, in St. Albans, the son of Italian immigrants James S. and Olympia (DeMarinis) Cioffi. Sept. 22, 1935, he married Evelyn "Pat" Smail.
Jim was hired by the City of St. Albans Fire Department on July 1, 1937, and was appointed Chief of the Fire Department on January 1, 1950. He was active as chief for the next 29 1/2 years, retiring on June 1, 1979.
During those years as Chief he was also a Boy Scout Master and coach for the St. Mary's High School football and basketball teams. He was active with the Vermont Firefighters Association and was the secretary for the Catholic Order of Foresters for several years.
Jim was very active with the Loyal Order of Moose Lodhe #1090. He served as the Financial Administrator from 1963 until 1989. He received the Honorable Past Governor of the Moose Award in 1986. Jim also received the Moose Legion of Service Award, the Fellowship Award, and was a member of the Twenty Club 175 Division, indicating he had brought over 175 new members into the Moose Lodge.
Following his retirement he was active with his flower gardens, attending his grandchildren's sporting events, and attended a daily coffee meeting with his friends at the Bread Basket (now My Dad's Diner).
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn "Pat" Cioffi of St. Albans; his son, James V. and his wife Cecile Cioffi of St. Albans; his daughter, Darla and her husband Hugh Bursey of Apache Jct., Az.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his sister, Celia Dietz of Alexandria, Va.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jim was predeceased by his sister, Amelia Cioffi, and brothers George, Armand, and William Cioffi.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2002, in St. Mary's Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. A Moose Ritualistic Funeral Service will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Masses or the St. Albans City Firefighters Association, c/o Chief Gary Palmer, 32 Lower Welden St., St. Albans, VT 05478. Interment will be in the Cioffi family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
WILLIAM W. "BILL" WARREN
MILTON - William Wellington "Bill" Warren, age 65, passed away late Wednesday afternoon September 4, 2002, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington following a long battle with heart disease. He was born November 29, 1936 in Colchester, Vermont, son of the late Irving E. and Margaret (Myotte) Warren.
He attended schools and grew up in Lamoille County. He served his country well while enlisted with the U.S. Army and stationed in Germany. Bill made his home in the greater Burlington area when returning from the service. Over the years he was a manager with Kinney Shoes and a tool crib manager at General Electric in Burlington. In the early 70s he was a sales representative for Paragon Homes. His love of business and interests in the home building business led to the creation of Milton Industries, a company which included Milton Custom Homes and a wood pallet company. The enterprise also included the well known Milton Building Supply which later franchised with True Value and Service Star. Retiring in 1990 following the sale of his business, he remained active as an environmental site technician until his recent illness. Bill was a true businessman in every sense of the word and loved his work. He did find time during retirement to enjoy his Honda Goldwing "Trike" traveling south for the winters whenever possible visiting his many friends along the way. When home in Milton he always looked forward to time spent socializing and discussing the local politics with his friends and acquaintances at the Milton Diner. He was a wonderful father, Grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by his family and all of those who had the distinct privilege to know and love him.
He is survived by two sons, Randall Eugene and his wife Rhonda of Hinesburg, and Timothy William and his wife Laurel of South Burlington; one daughter, Lucinda Marlee Bouchard and her husband Ellis of Bedford, N.H.; two brothers, David Warren and Wallace Warren; eight grandchildren, Ashley "Beaner", Corey, Cassandra, Matthew and Damara Warren all of Hinesburg,
Deeanna "Cactus Queen" and Colin Bouchard both of Bedford, N.H., Ainsley Warren of South Burlington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill is also survived by his close friend and companion Annie McClellan of South Burlington. He was predeceased by two brothers, Wesley and Patrick Warren.
Visiting hours will be held Saturday Sept. 7, 2002, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's memory to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 20 Speen St., Framington, MA 01701. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, Vt.
ETHELYN I. CHAFFEE
BARRINGTON, R.I./ENOSBURG FALLS, Vt.- Ethelyn I. Chaffee, 81, of Bay Spring Village, a retired insurance underwriter, died Saturday at Miriam Hospital, Providence.
Born in Enosburg Falls, Vt., daughter of the late Lloyd and Ethell (Ball) Chaffee, she lived in Barrington for 15 years.
Miss Chaffee was an insurance underwriter for the Kip I. Chase Jr. Insurance Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1987. She also was an underwriter for the Davis, Bateman and Nugent Co., in Providence.
Miss Chaffee was a member of the St. John's Episcopal Church, the Barrington Women's Club and the Bristol County Chapter of the DAR. She also was a volunteer at Hamilton House. She was an avid Bridge player and gardener. She collected coins and stamps.
She is survived by a twin sister, Elizabeth B. Chaffee of Barrington and another sister, Charlotte C. Leatherman of Columbus, Ohio, and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Esther E. Nichols.
A memorial service was to be held today, Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at 11 a.m. in St. John's Episcopal Church on County Road. Burial will be held Monday, Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. in Enosburg Center Cemetery in Enosburg Falls, Vt.
GRACE ELLEN TEAGUE
FRANKLIN - Grace Ellen Teague, infant daughter of Donald and Ozanna "Annie" (Gagne) Teague, was born and died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, in the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington.
In addition to her parents, Grace Ellen leaves her brothers, Ashton Gagne and Ethan Teague all of Franklin; maternal grandparents, Cyrille and Karen Gagne of Highgate Center; paternal grandparents, Leo and Carol Teague of Sheldon Springs, maternal great grandmothers, Barbara Noorda and Beatrice Gagne both of Swanton and paternal great grandmothers, Antoinette Dragon of Highgate and Marion Teague of Sheldon as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside funeral services and interment will take place at the Dragon family lot in St. Anthony's Cemetery in Sheldon Springs, Friday, Sept. 6, 2002, at 3 p.m. Father Maurice U. Boucher, SSE, director of St. Anne's Shrine in Isle La Motte will officiate.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton.
BERTHA R. TREMBLAY
SOUTH BURLINGTON -- Bertha R. Tremblay, age 84, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2002, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
She was born March 14, 1918, in Granby, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of the late Henry and Rita (Delima) Martel.
She was a resident of South Burlington since 1980 and was a former resident of East Berkshire. She was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church and was a member of the Ladies of the Moose in St. Albans. Bertha enjoyed playing pool, going to bingo every Friday night, and especially going to the casino in Montreal.
She is survived by three sons and their wives, Paul and Gloria Tremblay of Georgia, Francis and Mary Tremblay of Milwaukee, Wis., and Louis and Tami Tremblay of Milford, N.H.; two daughters, Pauline Stevens and her husband Leonard of Ridgecrest, Calif. and Jeannine Tremblay and her fiance, Greg Wolcott of Georgia; a daughter-in-law, Shirley Tremblay of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son-in-law, Raymond Deuso of Westmoreland, N.H.; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; a sister and her husband, Rejane and Urban Starr of North Troy; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her special friend, Emery Corey of South Burlington.
She was predeceased by her husband, Louis Charles Tremblay; a son, John Tremblay; a daughter, Rachel Deuso.
Funeral services will be held Friday 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 St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held today, Thursday, from 3-6 p.m., at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, Vt. Affiliate Inc., P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495.
MARGUERITE CLARA WALKER
ALBURG CENTER -- Mrs. Marguerite Clara Walker, 84, of 4 Center Bay Road, died early Saturday morning, Aug. 31, 2002, in the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans City.
She was born in Montreal, Quebec Canada, Oct. 14, 1917, the daughter of the late Ernest and Clara (McMillan) Sauve. She graduated from high school in Pointe Claire, Quebec and in January of 1939 married William Joseph Walker who predeceased her on Aug. 11, 1970.
A native of Montreal, Mrs. Walker lived most of her adult life in the Syracuse, N.Y. area and has been a resident of Alburg since 1994. She was a parishioner of St. Amadeus Roman Catholic Parish and a member of The Islands in the Sun Senior Citizens.
Mrs. Walker is survived by two sons and their spouses, William and Joan Walker of Pahump, Nev. and Richard and Lorraine Walker of Alburg Center; one daughter, Celeste Markley and her husband James of Syracuse, N.Y.; four sisters, Jeannette Jolly, Marcelle Gilbert, Pierrette Sauve and Betty Allard, and one brother, Edward Sauve, all of Pointe Claire, Quebec. She also leaves 10 grandchildren; six great-granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, a brother, Paul Sauve and a sister, Gisele Goyette predeceased her.
Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2002, from 1 to 4 p.m. Father Maurice U. Boucher, SSE director of St. Anne's Shrine in Isle La Motte will conduct a Prayer Vigil at 2:30 p.m. Interment will take place later in St. Jean's Cemetery in Pointe Claire.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in Mrs. Walker's memory may be made to St. Amadeus Roman Catholic Church, in care of Father Maurice U. Boucher, SSE, Main Street, Alburg, Vt. 05440.