PAULINE MAY (STILES) COOK
UNDERHILL -- Pauline May (Stiles) Cook, age 91, an Underhill resident for 70 years, died peacefully at her home Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003. She was born in Johnson on May 25, 1911, the youngest child of the late Harry and Ada (Ballard) Stiles.
She was married for 60 years to William Cook who predeceased her in 1992. "Polly" graduated from Johnson public schools and from Johnson Normal School in 1931. She taught elementary school in North Troy, Underhill, Cloverdale, Fairfax, and Essex Junction. For 11 years she was the librarian at the Essex Junction High School and Educational Center.
Her special interest was being with her family and she hosted many gatherings of the Stiles clan for dinner, horseshoes, and basement pool. She also enjoyed playing the piano, and from an early start playing for the silent movies. She continued to be an active pianist until a few months before her death.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. Philip Cook of Underhill, and Dr. Lawrence Cook and his companion Dr. Winnie Wong of Boyds, M.D.; two grandsons, Thomas Cook of Falls Church, Va., and William Cook of New York City; several nieces and nephews; her special friends, Norma Mitchell of Underhill, Charlotte McNall of Fairfax, and Jim Chapman of Burlington. She was also predeceased by five brothers and two sisters.
There will be no funeral services. Friends and colleagues are invited to share memories with the family at visiting hours, to be held at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home on Sunday, March 2, 2003, from 2-5 p.m. A private graveside service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Pauline's memory to the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 1100 Prim Rd., Colchester, Vt., 05446. Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
ROBERT "JACKSON" BOUFFARD
SWANTON / WINOOSKI - Robert "Jackson" Bouffard passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at Fletcher Allen Health Care, surrounded by his loving family and friends, following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Bob was born in Winooski, son of the late Henry and Lena (Campbell) Bouffard.
Bob was a graduate of Winooski High School, where he was a star baseball and basketball player. He later went on to play semi-pro baseball for an affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a proud member of the Winooski Fire Department, a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and an associate member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Bob was formerly employed by the Edlund Company for 26 years and retired from IBM in 1992. In his retirement, Bob enjoyed sports and chasing after his stray tee shots on the golf course. A southpaw, Bob was known for saying "keep your head down." Bob enjoyed resting and relaxing on the beaches of Maine as well as the annual trip to Saratoga with his special friends, Pat Vincent and Theresa Wilcox. He also enjoyed fishing with his buddies, Doug Crowley and Red Mercure, but you were more likely to see a broom in his hands. When he was not cleaning, he could be found rooting for the Cardinals or jumping up and down when John Leclair scored a goal.
On Aug. 26, 1989, Bob married his wife Eileen. They settled in Swanton with Eileen's three children.
Bob is survived by his loving wife, Eileen, and her children, Mathew Ledoux of St. Johnsbury, Private Nicholas Ledoux of Fort Lee, Va., and Brandy Ledoux, who is attending Johnson State College; his loving daughter, Carol Barrett and her husband, Rick, of Milton; Carol's mother, Lucy Pepin Bouffard of Winooski; and his granddaughters, Bethany and Kelly Barrett, who were the light of his eyes. He was so very proud of them.
Bob is also survived by his sisters, Ruth Karyta of Burlington and Jeannette Kane and her husband, Paul, of Winooski; his brothers, Maurice Bouffard and his wife, Jackie, of Winooski, and Dick Bouffard and his wife, Nancy, of Milton; his brother-in-law, Roland Frenette of Winooski; his sister-in-law, Joyce Ploof and her husband, Alvin, and their two children, Joshua and Brittany; his brother-in-law, Ronald Sweet and his wife, Tammy, and their two children, Michael and Aubrey and her husband, Jerry, and their son, Noah; his father-in-law, Richard Sweet and his wife, Leona, of Florida and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his sisters and brothers, Hortense, Armand, Blanche, Roland, Hank and Raymond.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Winooski. A reception for family and friends will follow at the VFW on Maple Street in Winooski. There will be no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Bouffard Athletic Scholarship Fund, c/o Key Bank, P.O. Box 50, Milton, Vt. 05468 (Attn: Tammy Sweet).
Arrangements are by the LaVigne Funeral Home, 132 Main St., Winooski.
WILLIAM "PETE" KING JR.
BERKSHIRE -- William "Pete" King Jr., age 77, died Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2003, at the Holiday House Nursing Home in St. Albans following a lengthy illness. Pete was born May 12, 1925, in Berkshire, the son of the late William and Vera (O'Barton) King.
Pete was a life long resident of Berkshire where he lived and worked the family farm. He loved his cats, playing guitar, and listening to country music. Pete's favorite time of day was to go to Dick & Pam's Market in East Berkshire and visit with everyone. He also loved telling stories from the past.
He is survived by one sister-in-law, Rita King of Enfield, Conn.; several nieces and nephews, Marcella Miner and her husband Evan of Milton, Joyce Weld and her husband Douglas of Berkshire, Carol Ely and her husband Gordon of Worcester, Richard King and his wife Diane of Highgate, Douglas King of Berkshire, John King and his wife Martha of Berkshire, Bruce King and his friend Joanne Kornick of Enfield, Conn., and Marie Hemingway and her husband Robert of Enfield, Conn.; many great-nieces and great-nephews; two close friends, Linda Levandusky and Sandra Ducharme, both of Montgomery. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, Woodrow, Quintin, Harrison and Max King; two sisters, Lillian Powell and Ruth King.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Pastor Patrick Hoadley officiating. Visiting hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to Enosburgh Ambulance Service, 83 Sampsonville Road, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450, or to the Richford Ambulance Service, Main Street, Richford, Vt. 05476.
ST. ALBANS -- Maria Calano, 72, a very loving, caring, and gentle wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003. She was born in Raubling, Germany May 26, 1930, the daughter of Justina (Kopp) and Georg Retzer. She was employed at The Classie Exchange for 20 years.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Francis Joseph Calano; a daughter, Maria Lumbra and her husband, Lynn, and their children, Justina and Elizabeth; and a son, Francis Calano and his wife, Brenda and their children, Krista, Lindsey, Joseph and Daniel. She also leaves three sisters, Therese McCurry of Fort Worth, Texas, Freida Brackett of Aberdeen, Md., and Anna Retzer of Nurnberg, Germany; brothers, George Retzer and Albert Retzer of Raubling Germany. She was predeceased by a daughter, Justina Ovitt, and a sister, Justina Attmanspacher.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated today at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment followed in the family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation was on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Vermont Lung Assoc., 30 Farrell St., So. Burlington, Vt. 05403-9987.
MARGARET T. FAIRBANKS
ST. ALBANS -- Margaret T. Fairbanks, 92, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2003, in Haven Health Care. She was born in Bakersfield on Aug. 16, 1910, the daughter of the late Burton O. and Mable (Nichols) Tillotson. Margaret was married to Homer S. Fairbanks who died on Nov. 20, 1985.
She was a former member of the Sheldon United Methodist Church and currently a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in St. Albans.
Survivors include her two daughters, Jane Jacques and her husband, Francis of St. Albans and Zephyrhills, Fla. and Barbara Pilette of Barre; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and five nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Homer, she was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Fitzgerald and a son-in-law, Richard Pilette on Jan. 26, 1991.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Heald Funeral Chapel, 87 South Main St., with the Mr. James Keller officiating. Friends may call this evening from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be this spring in the family lot in Sheldon Village Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Activity Fund of Haven Health Care, 596 Sheldon Road, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.
JACQUELINE J. (RAYMOND) SPAULDING
FAIRFAX -- Jacqueline "Jackie" J. (Raymond) Spaulding, age 42, passed away at her home Wednesday evening, Feb. 19, 2003. She was born Feb. 22, 1960, daughter of Frederick and Lillian (Fleming) Raymond.
Jackie graduated from Winooski High School, class of 1978. She married Michael Spaulding on Aug. 25, 1984, at the First Congregational Church in Essex Junction. Jackie was a dedicated bookkeeper, providing bookkeeping services to many local businesses over the years. She also served as the Fairfax Rescue Treasurer for several years and was a loyal and loving caretaker of many. Her greatest devotion was to her nieces and nephews and their "great adventures".
Jackie enjoyed crocheting for her family and playing their favorite card game Hand and Foot. She loved outdoor camping, especially the precious times spent at her favorite campground, River's Bend in Middlebury, nestled among the beautiful green hills of Vermont along the pristine waters of the Otter Creek and New Haven River. She was a wonderful and loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. Her passing will be a tremendous loss to her community, many friends and family.
She is survived by her husband, Michael Spaulding of Fairfax; her step-son Louis Spaulding and Karla of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; her parents, Frederick and Lillian Raymond of Winooski; two brothers, Frederick Raymond and his wife Debbie of California, Jeremy Raymond and his wife Emily of Essex Jct.; two sisters, Lourie Parot and her husband Daniel of South Burlington, Robin Smith and her husband Harlan of Essex Jct.; three brothers-in-law, Jeffrey Spaulding and his wife Lynn of Colchester, John Spaulding of South Burlington, and Gregory Spaulding and his wife Penny of Burlington; two sisters-in-law, Tara Spaulding and John Klyszeiko of Burlington, and Shellie Williams of Burlington; her step-granddaughter Jessica Spaulding of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; five aunts, four uncles, 11 nieces, seven nephews, many cousins, and many, many close friends. She was predeceased by her mother-in-law, Betty Spaulding in 1990; her father-in-law, Harris Spaulding in 1998; two aunts and three uncles.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at 1 p.m. at the United Church of Fairfax with the Reverend Elizabeth Griffin and Pastor Kim Ransom co-officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax in the spring at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jackie's memory to the Fairfax Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 228, Fairfax, Vt. 05454.
Arrangements are by the Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, VT.
MIRIAM L. LAMBERT
BURLINGTON -- Miriam L. Lambert, 87, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 19, 2003, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington surrounded by her loving family. Miriam was born in Waterbury, Conn. on Jan. 22, 1916, the daughter of Cora Atkins. She had lived on Hyde Street in Burlington for over 40 years.
Mrs. Lambert had retired from the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington in 1981 following 29 years of employment.
Miriam is survived by her daughter, Donna Leeham of Masassa, Va., and her grandchildren Danielle, John and Gayle; and by seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. She was very proud of the fact that she was survived by five generation of women.
Miriam will also be dearly missed by her longtime companion, George Baker, with whom she shared her last 20 years, and by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who treated Miriam and her family as one family.
She was predeceased by an infant son, Leonard, in 1942.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grand Isle. Burial will be in the Lambert family lot in the Grand Isle Cemetery in the spring.
Contributions may be made in Miriam's memory to your local animal shelter.
Visiting hours will be held this evening, Feb. 21, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home in Milton.
LT. COL. RICHARD L. MORGAN, SR. (US ARMY RET.)
ST. ALBANS HILL -- Lieutenant Colonel Richard L. Morgan, Sr. (US Army Ret.), 75, died peacefully at his home with family members present on Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, 2003, following a lengthy illness.
He was born on May 8, 1927, in Burlington, the son of the late Leon S. and Doris (Genevra) Morgan. He married Carol Wheeler on Aug. 30, 1947, in Burlington. Carol died Sept. 6, 2002. They had been happily married for 55 years. They resided here for the past five years coming from the Burlington-Essex area.
Richard served in the United States Army for 24 12 years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He then worked for 15 years as Mortgage Service Officer for Vermont Federal Bank.
He was a devoted member of the Church of the Rock. An accomplished harmonica player, Richard enjoyed playing for Carol, and often played at local nursing homes and other gatherings.
Survivors include his son Ric and his wife, Linda Morgan-O'Connor of Millbury, Mass., a daughter, Karen Sue and her husband, Stephen Bent of St. Albans, a daughter, Pamela Richland of Essex Jct.; his grandchildren, Jason Murphy, Channa Ernst and her husband, Billy, Cory Morgan, Lyric Morgan-O'Connor, Michael Parker and his wife, Elizabeth, Joy Hayes and her husband, Ryan, Stephen Bent and his wife, Laura, Mary Beth Badonsky and her husband, Glenn, Andrew Parker, Luke Parker, Morgan, Anna, Nathaniel, Aaron, and Olivia Richland.
He also leaves great-grandchildren, Zachary and Devon Ernst, Cassandra Morgan, Grace, Amsden and Simon Hayes, Michael Aube, and Samantha Parker; a sister-in-law, Beverly Morgan of Longmeadow, Mass.; a brother-in-law, Rick Wheeler of Middlebury; and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Sydney Morgan.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Rock, Assemblies of God, Rt. 104, St. Albans. A luncheon in the church hall will follow the service. Interment, with full military honors, will be held on May 15, at 2 p.m. in the Ft. Ethan Allen Veterans Cemetery in Colchester.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to: Assemblies of God, Overseas Missions, c/o Church of the Rock, P.O. Box 313, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, Inc., 13 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vt. 05602 .
Friends may call on Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So. Main St., St. Albans.