EVELYN B. JEWETT
Evelyn B. Jewett, 82, of Boise, passed away at her home, surrounded by her loving family, Wednesday, Feb. 8. She was the widow of Giles Jewett Sr.
Evelyn was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Montgomery, Vt., to the late Charles and Bettie Foote. She grew up in Vermont on a farm, one of 14 children. She moved from Connecticut to Portland, Ore. in 1979, before settling in Boise in 1996.
Evelyn was full of life and had a great sense of humor. She had a love for music, dancing and poetry. She had a great love for animals, especially for her cat “Snubby.” Her life’s work was primarily that of a homemaker, who always put her family first, along with her love for her creator, Jehovah God, and her faithful service to him for many years. One of her favorite scriptures for comfort was Rev. 21:3, 4.
Evelyn is survived by five sons: Donald (Henne) Jewett, of Burrville, Conn., Roy Jewett of Boise, Idaho, Giles (Ellen) Jewett Jr., of Rutland, Vt., Jeff Jewett of Portland, Ore. and Larry (Donna) Jewett of Boise, Idaho; five daughters: Elaine (Rocky) Rockwell, of Rutland, Vt., Sandra Nott of Georgetown, DE., Rose Marie Poston, of Boise, Idaho, Cindy Hotchkiss, of Boise, Idaho and Sherry Jewett of Torrington, Conn.; a brother, Raymond Foote, of Jeffersonville, Vt.; a sister, Beulah Messier of Enosburg Falls, Vt.; many many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 3299 S. Roosevelt, Boise, Idaho 83705. A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., today, Feb. 10, at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 5525 N. Glenwood St, Garden City.
Our family wishes to thank the caring staff at Boise Memorial Hospice, especially John Huth, for the loving care shown to all of us.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made in loving memory of Evelyn Jewett to Boise Memorial Hospice or Boise East Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 3299 S. Roosevelt, Boise, Idaho 83705.
EDNA FLEURY BRADLEY
ISLE LA MOTTE - The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at 1 p.m. from St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Mission. Father Maurice U. Boucher, SSE was the celebrant and homilist. Assisting as Deacon was The Reverend Mr. Alan Vincelette. Marie Curtis served as Minister of the Altar. Music was provided by soloist Maurice Gauthier accompanied by organist Carol Pellerin.
The White Funeral Pall was draped and the crucifix placed on Edna’s casket by her daughters, Debbie Potvin and Lesa Little and granddaughters, Amanda and Anna Little. The first reading from The Old Testament was proclaimed by niece, Mylinda Pouliot and the second reading from The New Testament by niece, Amber Pouliot. Grandchildren, Amanda and Anna Little and niece, Jamie Pouliot presented The Offertory Gifts. Following communion Special Words of Remembrance were shared by Edna’s husband, Patrick Bradley and grandchildren, Amanda and Anna Little and Laura Bellevue.
Among the delegations in attendance were representatives from the Isle La Motte Town Offices, Isle La Motte Country Store, United States Postal Service, Starr Farm Nursing Center, Bible Study Group of the Isle La Motte United Methodist Church, Isle La Motte and Alburgh Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue and the parish communities of St. Joseph’s Mission and St. Amadeus.
Entombment followed to await spring interment in the Fleury family lot in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The bearers, all nephews, were David Kesek, Peter Kesek, John Fleury, Jeff Fleury, Richard Fleury and Raymond Fleury. Following the liturgy a Bereavement Luncheon for family and friends was served in the St. Amadeus Parish Center hosted by Maurice Gauthier.
A very special thank you to Mr. Thomas E. Cook of the Spears Funeral Home in Enosburgh Falls for his professional assistance in the direction of Edna’s funeral.
JOSIE G. QUINTIN
The Liturgy of Christian Burial for Josie G. Quintin, who passed away on Feb. 5, 2006, was held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church with the Reverend Leonidas B. Laroche the celebrant and homilist. The Reverend Mr. Jack Rixon, Deacon of St. Mary’s Parish, assisted at the altar. Music for the Mass was by organist and vocalist, Claire Chevalier Hungerford. Ministers of the Altar were Robert LeClair and John Manahan. The Holy Scriptures were proclaimed by family friend, Ernie “Chub” Bartlett, who also offered words of remembrance.
A large delegation was present from Lang Associates, Realtors. Also in attendance was representation from Franklin County Seniors Center, Franklin County Home Health Agency, Catholic Daughters of America, Club Respite, Best Court neighbors, and Josie’s caregivers.
Casket bearers were Stephen Trahan, Lucien Hayes, Stanley Dukas, Maurice Lumbra and Robert Covey.
Following prayers of committal by Father Laroche, interment was in the Quintin family lot in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Tuesday afternoon Father Laroche held the Vigil for the Deceased for family and friends in the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main St., St. Albans.
ROBERT ALTON GONYEAU
GEORGIA - Funeral services for Robert Alton Gonyeau, who passed away on Feb. 3, 2006, were held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Georgia Plain Baptist Church with the Reverend Charles Kuthe, Pastor, officiating. Music was provided by Alexis Bell, organist, and the Georgia Plain Baptist Church Choir.
Words of remembrance were offered by Richard Michaud and several members of the congregation.
An honor guard was formed by members of Green Mountain Post 1, American Legion and Robert E. Glidden Post 758, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Urn ark bearers were grandsons, Jonathan Sterling, Steven Martin, Robert Gonyeau; and friend, Richard Michaud.
In attendance was representation form the Milton Junior/Senior High School, Georgia Plain Baptist Church and Georgia United Methodist Church Ecumenical Men’s Fellowship, Vermont Retiree Council, Georgia Town Offices and Volunteer Fire Department, Georgia Historical Society, and the Georgia Plain Baptist Church family.
The American flag honoring the Korean Conflict and Vietnam Era U.S. Army veteran was presented to his wife, Henriette by James Brouillette, representing the veteran’s organizations.
Following the services, a reception and time of fellowship was hosted in the vestry by the ladies of the church.
The Heald Funeral Home in St. Albans assisted the family with arrangements.
RUTH BRIOR NADEAU
HIGHGATE CENTER - Ruth Brior Nadeau, 81, a resident of the Highgate Center community since 1948, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, surrounded by her family at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans City.
Born in Milton, Vt. on Jan. 16, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Cleon and Agnes (Demag) Brior. She graduated from Milton High School and attended and graduated from Trinity College in Burlington with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. On Aug. 3, 1948, she was married to Jacques Paul Nadeau, who predeceased her on Oct. 26, 1996.
Ruth spent all of her working life as a teacher beginning at the Highgate High School and later out of her own home operating the Humpty Dumpty Kindergarten and Preschool for many years. She assisted her husband in the operation of the former Nadeau’s Market. She was a member of St. Louis Roman Catholic Parish in Highgate Center.
For 39 years Ruth served as a Franklin County 4-H Leader and in 2003 received the 4-H Citation of Service Award.
She leaves her daughter, Susan Nadeau and her partner, Peter Hagar of Highgate Center; a son, Alan Nadeau and his wife, Linda of Milton; grandchildren: Lynn Callan, her husband Ray, and their daughter Ashley Callan of Fairfield, Beth Longe, her husband Scott, and their children Elisha Rollins and Myah Longe of Berkshire, and Raymond Nadeau, his wife Adrienne, and their children Tylor and Isabelle Griffin of Underhill; one brother, Ralph Brior and his wife, Carolyn of Ellenburg, N.Y.; nieces and nephews: Keith Brior and his wife, Vicki of Ellenburg N.Y., Raymond Brior and his wife, Elizabeth of Essex Junction, and Cheryl Parrotte and her husband, Pete of Ellenburg, N.Y.; as well as several great nieces and nephews.
Ruth was predeceased by a granddaughter, Dawn Marie Nadeau in 1978.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be concelebrated Monday, Feb. 13, 2006, at 11 a.m. from St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Lamkin Street, Highgate Center. Father John J. Meagher, SSE will be the celebrant and homilist. Father Maurice U. Boucher, SSE will concelebrate and offer Special Words of Remembrance. Interment will follow in the family lot in St. Louis Cemetery. Friends may call at the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
MARY JEAN (PELKEY) LAFLEUR
HIGHGATE FALLS - Mary Jean (Pelkey) LaFleur, 55, a lifelong resident of Highgate Falls, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans City.
Born at home in Highgate Falls on May 8, 1950, she was the daughter of the late Foster Alfred and Thelma Eliza (Stewart) Pelkey. She graduated from the former Highgate High School in the Class of 1968.
Beginning when she was still in high school and for the next 38 years Mary has been associated with A. N. Deringer both in St. Albans and at the Highgate Springs Border, a job that she truly loved.
Mary’s grandchildren were her life and she will also be remembered for her love of playing cribbage and Five Hundred along with reading.
Mary was predeceased by her longtime companion of more than 25 years, Daniel Shedrick on June 18, 2005.
Mary leaves her daughter, Kimberly Jean (LaFleur) Graham and her husband, David; and three grandchildren, Lacey Lynn, Samantha Irene and Emily Jean, all of Highgate Falls; five sisters and one brother: Marilyn Sherman of Swanton, Rosalie Machia and her husband, Ephraim of Highgate Falls, Anelda Robtoy and her husband, Larry of North Berkshire, Virginia Hakey and her companion, Steven Richard of Swanton, Janet Reynolds Garrison and her husband, Raymond of Swanton, and Stewart Pelkey and his fiancée, Marilyn Guinard of Highgate Center; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends. Also surviving is a special friend and business associate, Chris Ward of Sheldon; and her two pets, Shannon and Thumper.
She was also predeceased by her two nieces, Gina (Hakey) Pilbin Ashlee Reynolds; and brothers-in-law, Ralph Reynolds and Roland Sherman.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at 8 p.m. from the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton. Interment will take place in the spring at the Stewart-Pelky family lot in St. John’s Cemetery in Highgate Falls. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. until the hour of the service.
Gifts in Mary’s memory may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of New England, 114 Perimeter Road, Unit G&H, Nashua, N.H. 03063; or to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, P.O. Box 22, Swanton 05488.
ROGER H. ST. PIERRE
FAIRFIELD - Roger H. St. Pierre, 58, a lifelong area resident, passed away early Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, at his home on the Rugg Road following a long illness. He was born in St. Albans on April 28, 1947, the son of Mary (Smith) St. Pierre and the late Walter J. St. Pierre.
For many years, Roger was a custodial technician at S. B. Collins and Mark Senesac’s in St. Albans and Lily Transportation Corporation in Burlington. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in St. Albans and enjoyed riding his snow machine in the winter.
Besides his mother, Mary, of Fairfield, he is survived by a brother and his wife, David A. and Donna St. Pierre of St. Albans; his best companion, Kim Donahue; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Besides his father, Walter, who died on Oct. 30, 1990, he was predeceased by a brother, Robert A. St. Pierre, on Sept. 29, 1964.
The family wishes to thank all of his caregivers at the Franklin County Home Health Agency, especially his primary caregiver, Laurie Collins, and Jill and the staff of the Rehab Center at the Fanny Allen Campus of the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Colchester.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at 11 a.m. in the Heald Funeral Chapel, 87 South Main St., St. Albans. The Reverend Leonidas B. Laroche will officiate. Interment will be in the family lot at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorials to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home
Health Circle, St. Albans, 05478; or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1460, Williston, VT 05495; or to the American Diabetes Association, 512 Troy Avenue, Suite 2, Colchester, VT 05446.
The Heald Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
HUBERT WILSON PAQUETTE, SR.
SWANTON - Mr. Hubert Wilson Paquette Sr., 89, a resident of Gallup Court in Swanton Village, died suddenly Saturday evening, Feb. 4, 2006, at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans City.
Born in St. Albans, Vt. on Nov. 23, 1916, he was the son of the late Alexander and Sarah (Zweeres) Paquette. He was married to the former Marian Ruth Morgan who predeceased him on Nov. 4, 1986. On July 24, 2000, he married Doris Lemoine LeBlanc who survives him. He was a member of The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
For 23 years Hubert and his family lived in the Burlington area where he had a long association as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service as well as working as a machinist for the former General Electric Company. Hubert was also a professional sheet metal worker.
He faithfully served his country in the United States Army Infantry during World War II and received his honorable discharge at Camp Gordon Georgia on Oct. 6, 1945. He was a longtime member of the American Legion, Green Mountain Post 1 of St. Albans. As a young man, Hubert served in the CCC (Civil Conservation Corps) in Waterbury working on many projects including the Little River Dam, the Mount Mansfield Toll Road and the development of numerous ski areas.
A talented musician, with a beautiful voice, Hubert had his own band as a young man and played the piano, the harmonica, the guitar, the banjo and the saxophone.
In addition to his wife Doris of Swanton, Hubert leaves three sons: Gerald Paquette and his wife, Maria of Germany, Robert Paquette of Essex Junction and Hubert Paquette Jr. and his wife, Brenda of Sheldon; one daughter, Yvonne Brier and her husband, Douglas of Barre; four sisters: Doris Pelican of Swanton, Lorraine Root of Claremont, N.H., Katherine Quebec of Swanton and Charlotte Gratton of St. Albans; two brothers, Robert Paquette of Deland, Fla. and Clinton Paquette of Swanton; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Clifford and Alexander Paquette.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada St., Swanton. Father John J. Meagher, SSE will be the celebrant and homilist. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in the Paquette family lot in St. Louis Roman Catholic Cemetery, Lamkin Street, Highgate Center.
At Hubert’s request there will be no public calling hours. Gifts in his memory may be made to Missisquoi Valley Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 22, Swanton, Vt. 05488.
REGINA (JOHNSON) STEWART
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — A lovely lady, Regina Johnson Stewart, age 81, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (formerly of Richford, Vt.), died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006 at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center after a brief illness.
Regina was born Nov. 17, 1924 in Highgate, Vt. She was the daughter of Clyde and Evelyn (West) Johnson, who predeceased her.
Regina enjoyed travel and experiencing the wonders of the United States. After her formative years on Rice Hill of Highgate, Vt. she became, early during World War II, a "Rosie the Riveter" at the Naval Aircraft Factory in Norfolk, Va. Specifically, she was a 'bucker' where her small hands were an asset in reaching inside aircraft flaps as part of the fabrication
process. Afterwards she lived in Tennessee, Florida, Puerto Rico, Massachusetts, Texas, Guam, Connecticut, and Vermont. During that time she occupied her time raising a son, volunteering as a Sunday school teacher in Texas, working out at fitness centers, and working at various jobs from helping to make Northland hockey sticks used by the NHL to the US Civil Service at Fort Devens, Mass. in support of the US Army's logistic obligations throughout New England. After nearly 19 years with the Civil Service, Regina retired in 1991 and returned to Richford, Vt. later moving to Fort Walton Beach. Near and after retirement, her travels continued and included England, Germany, Spain, Morocco, Canada, and, in the past 10 years, throughout most of the United States. Her U.S. travels were done alone with her little Ford Escort including a journey to Alaska.
Regina took great pride in her son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren and enjoyed her independence.
Regina is survived by her son, Michael Stewart and his wife, Lynn of North Granby, Conn.; her two grandchildren, Gwen Stewart and Ross Stewart; her two sisters, Esther Combs and her husband, Melvin of Richford, Vt., and Donna Ryea and her husband Richard, also of Richford. She also leaves three nieces: Lonnie Oertli and husband, Roger of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Linda Richard and husband, Robert of Moretown, Vt., and Lesley Combs of Lethbridge; and three nephews: Randall Ryea and wife, Cindy of St. Albans, Vt., Douglas Ryea and wife, Kim of Swanton, Vt., and Jason Combs of Richford.
There will be a private service at the family's convenience.
Contributions in Regina's memory may be made to White Sands Manor - Resident's Council, The Thrift Store, 40 Windham Ave, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548.