GAINSVILLE, FLA. -- Chester Rushford passed away in Gainsville, Fla. on Aug. 24, 2001. He was born in Sheldon, Vt. on Nov. 26, 1931. The son of the late Kenneth and Ethel Rushford. He made his home in Florida for the past 35 years, making his home in Chiefland, Fla.
He is survived by his wife Nancy of Chiefland; five daughters, Cheryl of Pennsylvania, Bonnie, Rene, Phyllis and Yvonne, all of Florida; five grandchildren, one great grandchild; four sisters, Ula Robtoy of Massachusetts, Virginia Robtoy of Connecticut, Kathleen Greeno and husband Andrew of Alburg, Vt., and Sue O'Brien and husband Michael of Connecticut; three brothers, Shano and wife Karalee of Connecticut, Ronnie and wife of Epping, N.H., and Dennis and Yoko of California; one aunt, Jane Rushford of Enosburg; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held in Cheifland and he was laid to rest in the V.A. Cemetery in Bushnell, Fla.
VERA MENSCH BARTHOLOMEW
BENSON, VT. Vera (Mensch) Bartholomew passed away peacefully at her home in Benson, Vt. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001. She was born in Parkersburg, W. Va., on March 16, 1911, where her father was a penmanship teacher at Mountain State College. She was one of six children of Laura (Moyer) and Irwin P. Mensch.
Vera was educated in Reading, Pa. public schools and graduated from Albright College, where she met her husband Lisle Bartholomew.
In 1937 she and Lisle were called to Benson where he assumed the pastorship of what is now the United Church of Benson. Their first son, Alanson Douglass was born in 1938, in 1940 a second son, Mark Abeken was born and, in 1951, their daughter Sue Ann arrived.
In June of 1941, Reverend Bartholomew began a 29 year career as a chaplain in the U.S. Army. During those years Vera established warm and loving homes for her family in 49 locations on three continents, including two tours of duty, seven and a half years spent in Anchorage, Alaska while Lisle was USARAL Chaplain.
In 1971, they retired to Vermont, where Lisle then served two terms in the Vermont Legislature. Even in retirement Vera kept a busy schedule entertaining family, guests and visitors, promoting church activities and serving as a member of the Art Club of Fair Haven.
Vera was an extremely cheerful and devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, grandmother and aunt. Her warmth and loving guidance made her a second "mom" to many, many young people who knew and loved her. She will always be remembered for her sweetness, good cheer and her delightful racy stories.
She was predeceased by her husband, three sisters, two brothers and by her son, Alanson, as well as his wife Alice and their children, Alanson Douglass, III, James, Ann and Lance.
She is survived by a son, Mark Bartholomew of Seward, Alaska, a daughter, Sue Wade of St. Albans, and grandchildren, Laura Young of Texas, Rebecca Marcoux of Boston, Annemieke Wade of Toronto, Canada, Penelope and Vera Catherine Wade of Burlington and great granddaughter, Marin Young.
She will be greatly missed by hundreds of friends and admirers around the world.
Calling hours were Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 4 to7 p.m. at the Durfee Funeral Home in Fair Haven, Vt. The funeral service was Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Unied Church of Benson, Vt. with interment following immediately after at the Brick Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the United Church of Benson, the East Whitehall (NY) Brick Church or the Benson First Response.
ROBERT A. MAYNARD
ST. ALBANS Mr. Robert A. Maynard, age 73, died Sunday evening, Aug. 26, 2001, in the Northwestern Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. He was born in St. Albans Dec. 5, 1927, son of the late Hubert and Nellie (Bressett) Maynard. Bob served in the U.S. Navy following WWII and upon discharge, became an engineer for the Central Vermont Railway for the next 42 years. Since retirement, and for the past three years, Bob has been employed at Price Chopper Store in St. Albans. Bob was a member of the American Legion Post #1, the Central Vermont Veterans Association and a communicant of Holy Angels Church.
Dec. 26, 1961 he married Eleanor Bourdeau. Besides his wife, Eleanor, he is survived by his five children and their spouses, Dawn and Jeffrey Laroe of St. Albans, Ellen and Amon Sylvester of Swanton, David S. Maynard of St. Albans, Marc and Beverly Dupuis of Waterford, Mich., Paul and Susette Dupuis of Waxhaw, N.C., his son-in-law, Timothy Coleman of Swanton;13 grandchildren, Seth Coleman, Taylor and her husband P.K. Hensel, Meredith Laroe, Nathan Laroe, Morgan Laroe, Ian Sylvester, Hillary Sylvester, Logan Sylvester, Kate Sylvester, and Mike Dowling, Michael Lovejoy, Keith Lovejoy and Brittany Spaulding; his three sisters and their husbands, Patricia and Jose Guevara of Havre, Mont., Claire and William Owens of Santa Anna, Calif., Carol and Roger Luneau of St. Albans, sister-in-law, Rosamond Maynard, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents Hubert on March 6, 1989, Nellie on July 2, 1992, daughter Camilla "Cam" Coleman on Feb. 26, 1993, two brothers, John Maynardon Nov. 26, 1984, Hubert "Topper" Maynard on Dec. 5, 1987, and sister-in-law, Christine Maynard.
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 South Main St. from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Interment will follow in the Maynard family lot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy may have masses or a memorial to the Robert Maynard Nursing Staff Memorial Fund, Northwestern Medical Center, PO Box 1370, St. Albans, VT 05478. Arrangements are entrusted to the Brady & Levesque Funeral Home.
DELMA "GRANNY" SAWYER
MILTON -- Delma Turner Sawyer, 80, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
Affectionately known by her children and grandchildren as "Granny, " Delma was born in Milton on Sept. 19, 1920, the daughter of Ray and Carrie (Carrol) Turner. She was married to Ogle Agustus Sawyer for over 26 years. Ogle died on July 12, 1964.
She had worked for many years as a cook for the Shelburne Inn and the Sandbar Inn. Her greatest joy was in raising her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Granny was a member of the American Legion.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Lois Nunes and her husband David of Florida, William Sawyer and his wife Sonia, Patricia Sawyer, Delma Costello and her husband James, all of Milton, Thomas Sawyer of Texas, Jacqueline Sawyer of Georgia, Gerald Sawyer and his wife Joni of Milton, Lana Merriman and her husband Bernard of Milton, Kenneth Sawyer and his wife Kim of Milton, and Paula Coli and her husband Louis Jr. of Westford; by 31 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren; by her brother Robert Turner, her sister Ethel Morgan, her sister-in-law, Doris Turner, all of Milton, and by many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Ogle, Delma was predeceased by her brothers, Gus, Carl, Elmer, Charlie, Harold, Clifford, Clifton and Harvey Turner.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions in Delma's memory may be made to either the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, Inc., 12 Hurricane Lane, PO Box 485, Williston, VT 05495, or to the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 37 Elmwood Ave., Burlington, VT 05401.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.
QUEENIE MAE YOUNG
GEORGIA -- Queenie Mae Young, 82, of Fontaine Road, died Sunday morning, Aug. 26, 2001, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Facility in Burlington.
Mrs. Young was born June 13, 1919 in Barre, Vt., the daughter of James and Ethel Cooney Armstrong. She attended Spaulding High School in Barre and on Nov. 5, 1938, she was married to George Young in Barre. Mr. Young predeceased her on Nov. 3, 1996, after 58 years of marriage.
Queenie spent most of her life in Vermont and was employed by the Ben Franklin stores for many years.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.
She is survived by her three sons, Robert F. Young of Richmond, Maine, Douglas G. Young of Georgia, and Gregory J. Young of Venice, Fla. Her 12 grandchildren, Colleen Hudson and her husband Paul, Patricia Higgins and her husband Mathew, Sharon and Goulas Young, Cathy Trivieres and her husband Christian, Stephen Young and his wife Christin, Michael Young and his wife Heather, Caren Young, Rachael Parker and her husband Robert, and James, Ryan and Samantha Young; eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, James Armstrong and a sister, Pearl Pinan.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, Aug. 31, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Rt. 7, Milton with Father Frank Connors officiating. Burial will follow in Georgia Plain Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, Inc., 12 Hurricane Lane, PO Box 485, Williston, VT 05495.
Visiting hours will be Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p .m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Milton.
CHAUNCEY BEATTIE MORSE
RICHFORD -- Chauncey Beattie Morse, age 71, died Saturday morning, Aug. 25, 2001, at his home following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 14, 1930 in Enosburg Falls, the son of Elnora (Beattie) Morse and the late Chauncey L. Morse.
Chauncey was a lifelong resident of Richford and was a member of the Richford Baptist Church for the past 57 years, he served as deacon for 35 years. He was a 1947 graduate of Richford High School where he was a member of FFA & the 4-H club. He was a member of Missisquoi Lodge #9 F&AM for the past 48 years and served as Master for nine terms. He was District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Vermont from 1980-81, member of the Mt. Sinai Temple Shriners for 28 years. He was a 40-year member of the Richford Lions Club, receiving the Melvin Jones Fellow Award from Lions Club International in 2001. Chauncey was active in the community serving as Selectman for eight years. Richford Fire Dept. for 21 years, and was chairman of the Richford Parade Committee and Parade Marshall since 1976. He was employed at Blue Seal for over 28 years and was the oldest truck driver ever at the mill.
He is survived by his wife Brenda (Eastman) Morse of Richford; his mother, Elnora Morse of Richford, five sons, Chauncey D. "Dow" Morse of Chesapeake, Va., Jeffrey Morse of East Richford, Brian Dodds and his wife Cindy, Jeremy Dodds and his wife Kate and Nathan Dodds, all of Middlebury; four daughters, Linda Thompson and her husband Norman of Enosburg, Kimberly Morse of Brattleboro, Alicia Dodds of Burlington, and Becky Dodds of Richford; two sisters, Marilyn Ciufo of Dearborn Heights, Mich., and Carol Shipman and her husband Herb of Bristol; 14 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, several brothers and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousin. He was predeceased by his first wife Marilyn (Dow) Morse; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Morse; one brother, Charles A. Morse; one sister, Shirley Chapin.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Richford Baptist Church. Interment will be held at a later date at 11 a.m. at the Richford Center Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home on 140 Main St. in Richford. There will be a Masonic Service held at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
For those who wish, contributions in his memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, Hospice Program, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478.
SHIRLEY JEAN SHOVER
RICHFORD -- Shirley Jean Shover, age 73, wife of Gilbert Shover, died Thursday evening, Aug. 23, 2001, at the Holiday House Nursing Home in St. Albans.
She was born Oct. 20, 1927 in East Enosburg, the daughter of the late Avery & Hazel (Stevens) Gross.
She was a resident of Richford most of her life and was a member of the Richford United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, American Legion Auxiliary Post #12 of Richford, Richford Firefighters Ladies Auxiliary and the Enosburgh Center Cemetery Assoc. She was a 1944 graduate of Enosburg Falls High School. Shirley & Gilbert were married Dec. 11, 1945.
She is survived by her husband Gilbert Shover of Richford; three daughters and their husbands, Carole & Richard Johnson of Enosburg Falls, Jacqueline & Richard Desmarais of Berkshire, and Elaine & Steven Thompson of Swanton; one son and his wife, Alan & Linda Shover of Essex Jct.; two brothers, Hugh & David Gross of East Enosburg; 13 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews including a special niece, Sheryl Jewett. She was predeceased by two daughters, Linda in 1956 and Louise in 1967 and a grandson, Christopher Shover in 1971.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Richford United Methodist Church with Pastor Kate Tobey officiating. Interment will followin the Enosburgh Center Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be held Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home on 140 Main St. in Richford.
For those who wish, contributions in her memory may be made to the United Methodist Women, c/o Elaine Reirden, 52 North Ave., Richford, VT 05476.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at the Holiday House Nursing Home, Franklin County Home Health & the Northwestern Medical Center for their kindness and care given to Shirley the past several months.
VERONICA RILEY SNIDER
ST. ALBANS/RICHFORD -- Veronica Riley Snider, infant daughter of Henry F. Snider and Debbie Riley-Snider, died Wednesday, August 22, 2001, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Burlington on August 14, 2001.
Survivors include her parents, a brother; Fabyan, two sisters; Chelsea and Erika, all of Richford, her paternal grandparents; Frederick and Christine Snider of Richford, maternal grandparents; Dean and Laura Riley of Swanton, paternal great-grandfather; Clifford Snider of Richford, paternal great-grandmother; Doris Royea of Richford, maternal great-grandmother; Virginia Riley of Bakersfield, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Mass of the Angels will be celebrated on Wednesday August 29, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Angels Church, St. Albans. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery in Richford. Memorial contributions may be made to the Intensive Care Nursery, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Colchester Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401. Friends may call on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans