OLIVIA E. COTA
ST. ALBANS BAY - Mrs. Olivia E. Cota, 87, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, at the Haven Health Care Center. She was born in St. Albans Town, June 5, 1916, daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Gonyea) Trombley. May 17, 1937, she married Harold A. Cota, who died Oct. 31, 1989. Mr. Cota died Oct. 31, 1989, after being married over 52 years. They were communicants of Our Lady of the Lake Church where she and her late husband raised their family.
Olivia grew beautiful gladiolas, which were proudly displayed on the altar of her church, while in season, especially for any special church occasions. Upon the closing of Our Lady of the Lake Church, she became a member of Holy Angels Church and was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne for many years. Olivia loved to cook for her family and friends.
She is survived by her five daughters and their spouses, Shirley and Robert Bushey of St. Albans Bay, Beverly Fairbanks and her companion, Reginald Allard, of St. Albans Bay, Patricia and William Salyers of Zephyrhills, Fla., Judy and Gary Sweeney of Fairfax, and Diana Major and her companion, Clifford Shangraw, of St. Albans; her special daughter-in-law, Linda Ryan, of Highgate; brother, Charles and his wife Olive Trombley of St. Albans; sister, Frances Jensen of Hartford, Conn.; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Harold, she was predeceased by her only son, Harold Cota Jr. in 1990; her brother Paul and his wife Bertha Trombley; her sister, Pearl Trombley; and her brother-in-law, M. Jerry Jensen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., St. Albans, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Interment will be in the Trombley/Cota family lot in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Vermont Heart Association, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
WAYNE MORTON MOFFATT
FAIRFAX -- Wayne Morton Moffatt, 59, died unexpectedly Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, as the result of a fire at his home. He was born in Morrisville on June 23, 1944, the son of the late Morton H. and Doris G. (Lamphere) Moffatt.
Wayne was a preventive maintenance technician at Belden Wire & Cable Company for 25 years. He enjoyed reading western novels, and loved to fish, hunt, and play golf and fantasy baseball. His favorite sporting teams were the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. In fact, he's probably having a talk with "the Babe" right now!
Wayne was a proud and caring man with an outgoing personality. He had a way of making people feel good about themselves. His heart and home were always open to anyone in need. Wayne was a kind, generous, honest and loving man who will be missed by all. As always, his sense of humor will leave us with a smile.
He was very thankful to everyone for their support in overcoming his battle with alcoholism.
Survivors include two sons, Andy Moffatt and his wife Mary Emanuele-Moffatt of Virginia Beach, Va., and Randy Moffatt of South Burlington; two daughters, Brandy Moffatt of South Burlington and Alicia Shepard of Milton; three sisters, Frances Griggs and her husband Harold of Eden, Donna Waterhouse and her husband Jim of Craftsbury, and Norma Jean Emerson of Morrisville; and two grandchildren, Jericha Shepard and Bella Mari Moffatt; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Also, the mother of his children, Diana Gage of South Burlington; longtime friends Robin Shepard and Vinny Szyzewski; co-workers at Belden Wire; his Fantasy Baseball buddies and many friends. He was predeceased by a brother, Gaylord "Joe" Moffatt; and Ramona Bruley.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Bruce Patterson officiating. Interment will be in the family lot at Eden Corners Cemetery.
Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home 87 South Main St., St. Albans.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Assn., Vermont Processing Center, P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, Conn. 06150, or to the Christian Children's Fund, 2821 Emerywood Parkway,
Richmond, Va. 23294.
GEORGE E. MONTAGUE
JEFFERSONVILLE -- George Edgar Montague, 83, passed away on Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at Vermont Respite House in Williston with his children by his side, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Fairfax, son of the late Leon and Angie (Heath) Montague. George graduated from BFA Fairfax, class of 1938 and attended Burlington Business College. He then went to work at Bryant's in Springfield. He married Lucy Bromley on Nov. 28, 1942, in Chazy, N.Y. George served his country well in the 5th Army headquarters in Italy in World War II from 1943 to 1945. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, George went to work from 1946 until 1949 for Vermont Unemployment, in 1949 for Vermont National Guard, and in 1951 the Veterans Administration in Burlington. In 1952 George worked in US Customs until his retirement in 1978.
After retiring he enjoyed several years driving school bus for the Cambridge and Lamoille school systems and trips for surrounding town buses. George enjoyed the 10 winters he and Lucy spent in Florida playing golf. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. His offered his family his unconditional love and attentions and will be greatly missed by them.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lucy Montague of Jeffersonville; two sons, Gary Montague and his wife Diane of North Carolina, and Michael Montague and his wife Kathy of Cambridge; two daughters, Diancy Boyden and her husband Frederick of Cambridge, and Melanie Beeman and her husband Michael of Hyde Park; seven grandchildren, Mark Boyden and his wife Lauri, David Boyden and his wife Linda, Stephanie Campbell and her husband Matteo, Jason Putnam, Travis Putnam, Ryan Montague, and Stacie Montague; four great-grandchildren, Laurence Couture, Emily, Little Lucy, and Rachel Boyden; a brother-in-law, Calvin Bromley and his wife Betty of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no public visiting hours. Funeral services will be held today, Nov. 10, 2003, at 1 p.m. in the Second Congregational Church in Jeffersonville with the Reverend Peggy Tooker officiating. Interment will follow in the family lot in Jeffersonville Village Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in George's memory to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.
Arrangements are by Hayes-Rich Funeral Home, 1176 Main St., Fairfax.
ANDREE ANNA ROY
WINOOSKI / ST. ALBANS - Mrs. Andree Anna Roy, 95, died Saturday afternoon, Nov. 8, 2003, at the Holiday House Nursing Facility. She was born in Pierreville, Quebec, on Sept. 13, 1908, daughter of the late Adelard and Bertha (Plouffe) Cote.
She was a hairdresser for 18 years before marrying Wilfrid J. A. Roy on June 16, 1945, in Pierreville. She was a resident of Winooski and a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church for many years. She made her home with her son, Father Maurice Roy, in St. Albans for the past several years and was a communicant of Holy Angels Church. She was a member of the League of the Sacred Heart in Winooski and a member of the Ladies of St. Anne in Winooski and St. Albans.
She is survived by her sons, Father Maurice J. W. Roy, pastor of Holy Angels Church in St. Albans, and Denis and his wife, Claire Roy of Orlando, Fla.; her only granddaughter, Denise Roy; sisters Yvonne Pilon of Montreal, Quebec, Lucille and her husband, Laurier Boisvert, of Nicolet, Quebec; a brother, Jean-Luc and his wife, Alice Cote, of Pierreville; a sister-in-law, Aurore Cote of Pierreville; brothers-in-law George Roy of Milton, (his wife Yvonne died two weeks ago), Paul-Emile and his wife, Mildred, of Rutland; sisters-in-law Rita Roy of Ferrisburg and Marie Meunier of New Mexico; and several nieces, nephews and cousins, including a very special niece, Lorraine Cote of Fairfield. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfrid, on Jan. 3, 1997, her son Roland Roy on Oct. 1, 1949, and 11 brothers and sisters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by her son, Father Maurice Roy, in Holy Angels Church at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., St. Albans, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in the Roy family lot in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski, at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Masses or memorial contributions to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, St. Albans.
LYLE W. DERBY
ENOSBURG FALLS -- Lyle W. Derby, age 62, passed away after a massive heart attack Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, surrounded by his family.
Lyle was born in Richford, June 29, 1941, to the late Hemon and Marion (Longe) Derby, and was the youngest of three sons. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brothers, Earl and Peter Derby.
He is survived by the love of his life, wife, and best friend, Judith (Hoburn) Derby originally from Sheldon. Lyle and Judy recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on April 27, with friends and family. He will be forever missed by his daughter, Katherine (Kathi) Lynne Derby of Dover, N.H.; his son, Michael Wayne Derby and daughter-in-law, Candy (Shaw) Derby of Enosburg Falls; three grandchildren, Jason Michael Derby, Alan Michael Derby, and Victoria Lynn Derby; a brother-in-law, Richard Hoburn and his wife Betty of Sheldon; a nephew Richard Hoburn Jr., and his wife Debbie; a niece, Anita Hoburn; and many grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Lyle graduated from Enosburg Falls High School in 1959 and worked for many years for McDermott's, Inc. as a truck driver and loved traveling and experiencing the country. His regular route took him to Boston and along the way he made thousands of friends with fellow truckers and CB enthusiasts who knew him as "Bluebird." He and his wife Judy also loved riding their motorcycle on trips to many states.
After a period of failing health, he retired and discovered several new hobbies that included woodworking, building (and crashing) model airplanes, r/c cars and boats and model railroading. His favorite activities included camping with friends and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He loved bluegrass and was one heck of a guitar player and singer but preferred entertaining around campfires or friends homes to stages.
Visiting hours were held at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a service for his family and friends to celebrate his life held at 7 p.m., officiated by his friend Pastor Pat Hoadley
A graveside service will be held this afternoon at 2 p.m. at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or to the American Heart Assoc., Vermont Affiliate, Inc., P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495.
WESTBROOK, MAINE / ST. ALBANS -- Miss Gabrielle H. Breault, age 58, died Friday morning, Nov. 7, 2003, in the Springbrook Center for Health Care and Rehabilitation in Westbrook, Maine. She was born in Troy, Sept. 4, 1945, daughter of the late John and Iuna (Smith) Breault.
She graduated from Enosburg Falls High School. While living in Enosburg Falls, she was a member of St. John the Baptist Church and in Maine she was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Westbrook. She was an avid reader and enjoyed crossword puzzles and TV games shows. She is survived by her sisters, Katherine and her husband Wilfred Bourdeau of Quinebaug, Conn., Alice and her husband George Norton of Gorham, Maine, Margaret and her husband Wilson "Bernard" Fisher of St. Albans, Yvonne Breault of Westbrook, Maine, Jeanette Ward of South Portland, Maine; and several nieces and nephews. Her father, John, died in 1965; her mother, Iuna, died in 1994. She was also predeceased by her sisters Luciette Breault in 1942, Helen Breault in 1991 and Blanche Breault in 1993. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church, Lake St., St. Albans. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., St. Albans, from 2 to 5 p.m. today. Interment will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Ignatius Cemetery in Lowell.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
RAYMOND J. DUFFY
ENOSBURG FALLS/DELAND, Fla. -- Raymond J. Duffy, age 86, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at Florida Hospital Deland following a short illness.
Born in Enosburg Falls, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Winifred (Lavery) Duffy. Following his graduation from Enosburg Falls High School in 1934, he attended Burlington Business College and graduated in the class of 1935. On June 26, 1943, he married Winifred Jacobs, the love of his life for 60 years. Of his accomplishments, he regarded his family as the greatest of all. "Dad" was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Raymond was a World War II veteran who proudly served his country in the U. S. Army with the Infantry and Transportation Corps from 1941 to 1945. Following his discharge, he worked at Depaties Shoe Store for several years and then at Fruitland IGA. He subsequently owned and operated Fruitland IGA for approximately 17 years until retiring to Florida in 1978. He loved Vermont and enjoyed his quiet times fishing at Ladd's Brook and family outings at Witchcat Falls and Smugglers Notch.
He was a Life Member of the American Legion Post 42 in Enosburg. He was responsible for the formation of the first Color Guard and Firing Squad at the Legion and served as its, first Squad Commander. The squad was formed to repatriate the remains of hometown soldiers killed in the war. The Color Guard would meet the soldier's remains at the train station in St. Albans and escort them home also performing the military services at the funeral. Raymond also served as Post Commander from 1948-1950.
Raymond was very active in Enosburg Town affairs and served on the Enosburg School Board for several years. For many years, he was an active member of the Enosburg Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a charter member of the Enosburg Falls Country Club and, along with several other individuals, was instrumental in the development of the original Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Winifred Jacobs of Deland, Fla.; two sons and their wives, Larry and Olivia Duffy of Milton and James and Melanie Duffy of Barre; three daughters and their husbands, Joan and David Magnant of Woodbine, Md., Donna and Raymond Magnant of Enosburg Falls, and Patricia and Stewart Hammond of Montgomery Center; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Teresa Duffy of South Burlington; a brother-in-law, Howard Jacobs of St. Albans; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Norman; and a sister Mary "Betty" Touchette.
Our family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the staff and physicians of Florida Hospital Deland & Hospice of Daytona for their compassionate care of our father and family during this difficult time. We would also like to express our sincere thank you to Dr. Joseph dePeyster and his nurse, Arlene for the many years of care they provided to our Dad.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Enosburg Falls with Reverend Benedict Kiely celebrating the mass of Christian burial. Interment will follow in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Enosburgh Fire Dept., 83 Sampsonville Rd., Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450, or to the American Legion Post 42 Honor Guard, P.O. Box 572, Enosburg Falls, Vt. 05450.
HELENE L. SHANNON
ST. ALBANS -- Mrs. Helene Lise (Fontaine) Shannon, age 68, went to the Lord after a long illness on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003. She was born in Iberville, Quebec on April 26, 1935, daughter of the late Alain and Aurelie (Benoit) Fontaine.
Helene was a communicant of Holy Angels Church. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed every second while babysitting. She enjoyed knitting and playing bingo.
On Oct. 26, 1968, she married Patrick C. Shannon. Helene was too busy taking care of others to worry about herself. Nothing meant more to her in this world than her family.
Besides her husband of over 35 years she is survived by her children and their spouses, Kellie (Shannon) and Roger Nadeau of Swanton, Alan and Melissa Shannon of St. Albans; by the lights of her life, her grandchildren, Jeremy, Ryan, Tyler and Shannon Nadeau, and Ethan Shannon. Also by her sister, Jeannine Pigeon of Swanton; brothers and their wives, John and Connie Fontaine, Maurice and Susan Fontaine, all of Highgate; her sister-in-law, Mary and her husband Leonard Westover of Swanton; and many nieces and nephews. Besides her own parents, she was predeceased by her in-laws, Catherine and George Shannon.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Friends may call at the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home, 86 South Main St. from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Interment will be in the Shannon family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Vermont Diabetes Association, 77 Hedgeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.