EVELYN H. HULL
ENOSBURG FALLS -- Evelyn H. Hull, age 89, passed away Friday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2004, at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans, following a brief illness with her loving family at her side.
She was born in Enosburg Falls on May 12, 1915, the daughter of the late William and Minnie (Tracy) Duffy.
She married Dennis Hull on May 9, 1934. Dennis predeceased her on June 26, 1995, after 61 years of marriage. Evelyn enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens, playing cards, and the faithful companionship of her cat Jordan. Her main focus was her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Known affectionately to her family as "the cook, " Evelyn's greatest joy was putting together a huge feast for her family especially over the Dairy Festival Weekend. No one ever walked away from her house hungry. After raising her family she was employed at Wright's Dairy for 17 years. She was always looking to help others, even after arthritis had crippled her hands and legs. Her life is best summed up like this; she was a giver. For the past year she had made her home at Our Lady of the Meadows Care Home in Richford. The family would like to thank the staff for the kind and compassionate care given to Evelyn during that time.
She is survived by her daughter and her husband, Barbara and Gary Blow of Colchester; two sons, William Hull of Enosburg Falls, and Wayne Hull and his wife Toni of Bakersfield; eight grandchildren, Sharon Kennison and her husband Tim, Richard "Rick" Greene and his wife Doreen, Brenda Brode, Lori Hemingway and her friend Ralph Kunth, James Hull and his wife Darlene, Pam Chaplin and her husband Pat, Sonja Hull, and Melissa Hull and her husband Brett Buzzatto; 10 great-grandchildren, Nicole and Hollee Kennison, Jay Brode, Aaron Kennison, Mike Brode, Kasey Greene, Tyler and Katey Hull, Katie Brode, and Andy Jensen. Besides her husband she was predeceased by a grandson, Harte William Albert Greene on July 31, 2004.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Aug. 23, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Pastor Lyle Willey officiating. Interment will follow in the Missisquoi Cemetery.
Visiting hours were held Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburg Falls.
For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, Vt. 05478.
JEREMY E. RYEA
RICHFORD -- Jeremy E. Ryea, age 15, passed away Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington as the result of an accident.
He was born March 27, 1989, in St. Albans, the son of Jennifer Manosh and Roger Ryea.
Jeremy was high on life, a free spirit. He lived each day like there was no tomorrow. He was the type of person to keep busy and was not afraid to work. From the age of 11 he could always be seen working right next to his Papa. He was very mechanically inclined; if something around the house needed to be fixed he was right there with a helping hand. He also helped his bus driver, Cookie Adams haying; his neighbor Frannie Whitney sugaring; and David and Dolly Woods milking. One of his greatest loves was to go riding on his four-wheeler or dirt bike and being with his closest friends, they were Dusty Jacobs, Jeff Billado, Earl Paquette and Phillip Gregoire and he held many other friends dear to his heart.
Jeremy was entering the 10th grade at Richford High School where he played soccer, skied and went to basketball games to support his friends especially Kris Gendron and Andy Derby. Jeremy was a warm hearted all outgoing and respectful person and touched many peoples lives and how we will go on without him is the unknown.
His love for his family was unconditional; he is survived by his mother and stepfather, Jennifer and Mitchell Martin; his father and stepmother, Roger and Lee Ann Ryea of Montgomery; his brothers, Joshua and Brandon; his sisters, Megan and Rebecca; a step-sister Tiffany all of Richford; his step-brothers, Michael and Matthew Ryea of Montgomery; his maternal grandmother, Theresa (Manosh) Bolt of Richford; his paternal grandmother, Gloria (Shover) Gagnon and her husband Gerard of Dracut, Mass.; a very special girl friend, Sonia Brazil of Richford; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his dog, Bear. He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Bruce Bolt on April 17, 2004, which devastated him more than anyone will know. Also, his paternal grandfather, Ira Ryea.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 24, 2004, at 2 at the Richford Baptist Church with Pastor Lyle Willey officiating. Interment will follow in the Richford Center Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held this evening from 7 to 9 at the Spears Funeral Home, 140 Main St. Richford, Vt.
For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Richford Ambulance Service, Main St., Richford, Vt. 05476.
FERN R. COTE
SWANTON -- Mrs. Fern R. Cote, 89, a lifelong Swanton resident, died early Sunday morning, Aug. 22, 2004, in Haven Health Care in St. Albans Town.
Born in Swanton, June 27, 1915, she was the only child of the late William Jr. and Mary Evelyn (Litno) Brow. She graduated from the former St. Anne's Academy and received her degree as a Registered Nurse from the Fanny Allen Hospital School of Nursing. In 1939 she was married to Henry G. Cote, who survives her.
As a registered nurse Fern spent most of her career working as the Franklin County School Nurse and doing private duty. In earlier years during World War II she had also worked as a staff nurse at the Veterans Administration Facility in Togus, Maine. She was a lifelong member of The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Swanton.
In addition to her husband Henry of 65 years, who survives her, Fern leaves her son, Lawrence W. Cote and his wife Charmayne of Milton; one grandson, Derek T. Cote of Essex Junction; and several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004, at 10 a.m. from the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton. Father John J. Meagher, SSE will officiate. Interment will follow later in the family lot in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, Aug. 24, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Gifts in Fern's memory may be made to, Vermont Catholic Charities, 351 North Avenue, Burlington, Vt. 05401.
LORENA L. KING
RICHFORD -- Lorena L. King, age 99, widow of Adolphus A. King, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at her home.
She was born Jan. 23, 1905, in Richford, the daughter of the late Gaspard and Roseanna (Delisle) Fecteau.
She was a life long resident of Richford and Berkshire, and attended All Saints Catholic Church in Richford. Along with her husband they owned and operated a dairy farm in Berkshire. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting and tatting.
She is survived by her children, Phyllis Waterhouse and her husband Robert, Hollis King and his wife Arlene, Betty King, and Mary Goddard all of Richford; one sister, Lillian Brown of Hudson, N.H.; 16 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Adolphus A. King in 1981; her siblings, Delmira Paxman, Henry Fecteau, Caroline Armstrong, Alfred Fecteau, Salina Paxman, Edith Fecteau, Beatrice Martin and Margaret Thebodeau.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2004 at 2 at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls with Pastor Patrick Hoadley officiating. Interment will follow in the Richford Center Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday from 1 p.m. until the hour of the funeral.
For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, Vt. 05478, or to the Richford Ambulance Service, Main St., Richford, Vt. 05476.
ALLEN RAYMOND DIXON
SHELDON -- Allen Raymond Dixon, 39, died tragically early Wednesday morning, Aug. 18, 2004, in an automobile accident in Sheldon.
Born in St. Albans, June 14, 1965, he was the son of Rosemarie Gosselin Smith and Raymond Allen Dixon. He attended schools in Wyoming and graduated from Tensleep High School.
A Vermont native he lived for a time in Wyoming working for the former Holly Sugar Company. He returned to Vermont and at the time of his death was employed by Fab-Tech of Winooski. He faithfully served his country for nine years in both the Wyoming and Vermont Army National Guard.
Allen will be remembered as a loving and devoted father always placing his children first in his life. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He leaves his two children, Jonas and Hailey Dixon of Sutton; his mother, Rosemarie Gosselin Smith and her husband John L. of Tensleep, Wyoming; his father, Raymond Allen Dixon and his wife Bonnie of Highgate Springs; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Anna Gosselin of Swanton; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Alma Parah of Swanton; one brother, John Lee Smith Jr. and his wife Erin of Cabot, Pennsylvania; three sisters, Amie Weglin and her husband Mark of Spearfish, South Dakota, Christy Yandow and her husband Jason of Highgate Springs and Jamie Totten and her husband Darren of Highgate Springs; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by a sister, April Dixon on Nov. 1, 2002.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at 11 a.m. from Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church, 246 Lake Street, St. Albans City. Father Maurice J. Roy will be the celebrant and homilist. Interment will follow in the Gosselin family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery. There will be no public calling hours.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton.
LYNES E. "JACK" DECKER
ST. ALBANS -- Lynes E. "Jack" Decker, 82, a longtime area resident, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 19, 2004, at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington following a lengthy illness. He was born in St. Albans, on June 12, 1922, the son of the late Edward and Jessie (Bovat) Decker. He was married to Marjorie Murphy, who predeceased him on March 3, 1955.
Jack served his country during World War II and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He was employed in this area for several different contractors.
Survivors include his two sons, Edward Decker and Timothy Murphy both of Massachusetts; a sister, Jessiemae Cook of Fairfield; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Marjorie, he was predeceased by a sister, Marjorie Decker; three half brothers, Gardner, Theodore and Andrew Burns; and three half sisters, Ethel Burns, Grace Cameron and Mable Jewett.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at 11 a.m. from the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans with the Reverend Dennis E. Hayward, Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church officiating. Jack's family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the family lot in Greenwood Cemetery.
PERLIE P. LEMERY
SWANTON, Vt. / OCALLA, Fla. -- Perlie P. Lemery, 86, of Swanton, Vt. and Ocalla, Fla., died Wednesday evening, Aug. 18, at Haven Health Center in St. Albans.
He was born Sept. 16, 1917, in Braintree, Vt., the son of Benjamin and Ada (Bell) Lemery. He attended Braintree Schools and grew up in Braintree and East Granville.
Perlie served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was married to Audrey Davis in West Hampton, Mass. on Nov. 10, 1945. He had been a resident of Randolph, Braintree, Northfield and Swanton, moving to Ocalla, Fla. in 1988, and summering in West Swanton, Vt. He had been a carpenter and had worked at Norwich University in Northfield for 13 years. He had owned and operated Lemery Citgo Service Station in Northfield for five years.
Perlie was a member of the Northfield Masonic Lodge, the United Church of Randolph and Swanton. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.
Survivors include his wife, Audrey Lemery of Swanton; son, Perlie M. Lemery of Northfield, Vt.; daughters, Lana Tucker of Northfield and Linda Lemery of Swanton, Vt.; brother, Harland Lemery of West Hampton, Mass.; sisters, Maxine Davis of Williamstown, Vt. and Octavia Prociak of East Hampton, Mass.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 23, at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel in Randolph Center, with the Reverend Ronald E. Rilling, officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701.
Arrangements are by the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.
ANTHONY PAUL "TONY" SILVA
SWANTON, Vt. / GLENWOOD, Md. -- Anthony Paul "Tony" Silva, 52, died unexpectedly Thursday evening, Aug. 12, 2004, at his residence in Glenwood, Md.
Born in Providence, R.I. on, July 19, 1952, he was the son of Paul William and Madeline Mae (Bouchard) Silva. In his earlier years Tony lived a short while in Swanton and then moved with his family to Windsor. He attended schools there graduating from Windsor High School.
He has been a resident of Maryland since 1998, as a Master Carpenter for Woods Visions Construction in Damascus, Md. Prior to his move to Maryland he lived in Jericho, working for several area construction companies.
Tony leaves his special love and friend, Lynda Richards of Ashton, Md.; and his parents, Paul and Madeline Silva of Swanton; two stepdaughters, Adria VanArtsdalen of Fairfax, and Sara VanArtsdalen of Burlington; three sisters, Joan Olsen of Swanton, Tari Scott and her husband David of Barnet, and Madeline Dayer and her husband Rob of Baudette, Minn.; one brother, Roger Silva and his wife Lynne of Burlington; four step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; as well as many loving family and friends in Maryland.
A Private Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton Village. Father Maurice U. Boucher, SSE will be the celebrant and homilist. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. There will be no public calling hours.
Local arrangements are under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home 89 Grand Ave. Swanton, Vt.
BARBARA MAE MORGAN
SWANTON -- Barbara Mae Morgan, 83, a lifelong Swanton resident, died Tuesday morning, Aug. 17, 2004, at her Lake Street residence.
Born in Swanton, Aug. 29, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Rome and Helen Mary (Greenia) Minkler. She attended Swanton schools and in 1939 was married to Donald Morgan who predeceased her in 1999.
Barbara spent most of her working life as a seamstress associated with the former York Manufacturing Company, Swanton Sewing Room and Pedigree. She was a member of The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
She leaves three daughters and two sons-in-law, Nora Unwin of Swanton, Joyce and Robert Durenleau of Richford and Ramona and Spencer Cline of Highgate; four sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Jr. and Donna Morgan of Swanton, Bruce and Beth Morgan of Alburg, Edward and Debra Morgan of Fairfield and James and Wendy Morgan of Swanton; one sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Richard Decelle, and one brother and sister-in-law, James and Cecile Minkler all of Swanton; 23 grandchildren, Donna, Debbie, Darlene, Diane, Doreen, Denise, Donald, Lorie, Penny, Kelly, Ronald, Mary, Linda, Brian, Jewels, Wendy, Barbara, Bruce Jr., Walter, Jenny, Eddie, Pam and Tamera; 46 great-grandchildren; and many many great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and her parents Barbara was predeceased by four sisters, Violet "Jackie" Morits, Joan Myers, Gladys Trombly and Florence Craig and a brother, Arthur Minkler.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, at 11 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada Street, Swanton. Father John J. Meagher, SSE will be the celebrant and homilist. Interment will follow in the Morgan family lot in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Avenue, Swanton on Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Gifts in Barbara's memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box 22, Swanton, Vt. 05488.