Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lona I. Proctor



Lona I. Proctor, 85, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Springfield, Vermont, the daughter of Floyd and Daisy (Glynn) Partridge. She attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School Class of 1949.

On May 9, 1952, she married Earl Proctor in Springfield, Vermont. He predeceased her in 1988.

She loved to play bingo, play cards, do puzzles and a little gambling. She loved being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: they were the shining light in her life. Every summer the family would go to Seymour Lake for vacation, where she enjoyed fishing. She loved to teach her grandchildren at Christmas time how to bake and decorate Christmas cookies, her grandchildren still do this on Christmas Eve every year.

She is survived by one son, Floyd “Butch” Proctor and his wife, Laurie, of Rutland, Vermont; three daughters, Lonna Farrar and her husband, Steve, of Fairhaven, Vermont, Lynn Cram and her husband, Eric, of Weathersfield, and Loreen Billings and her husband, Edgar, of Baltimore, Vermont; one sister, Betty Lou Roy and her husband, Russell, of Weathersfield; sister-in-law Lucy Abare; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Earl; and one brother, Lloyd Partridge.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Mary Ellen Ankuda



Mary Ellen Ankuda, 82, of Charlestown, N.H., passed away Monday evening, July 17, 2017, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born Nov. 19, 1934, in Weathersfield, the daughter of James F. and Doris A. (Parker) Mahoney. She attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School Class of 1952. She later earned an associate’s degree from CCV.

She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper at National Survey in Chester, Vermont, Springfield Hospital and the law office of Fred Glover in Ludlow, Vermont, as well as several other small businesses in the area. She also taught typing and shorthand at the Community College of Vermont.

She enjoyed playing cribbage, crossword puzzles and introducing herself to new people. In her earlier years, she played on the Fellows Gear Shaper softball team with her sister and her father was the coach.

She is survived by four sons, Patrick M. Ankuda and his wife, Deborah, of Springfield, Vermont, Paul J. Ankuda of Boston, Massachusetts, Mark E. Ankuda of Springfield, Vermont and James A. Ankuda and his wife, Gemma, of Maple Shade, New Jersey; one sister, Kathryn “Kay” Predom and her husband, Frank, of Ludlow, Vermont; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; also by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, and close friends,Yvonne Nadeau and Herb and Deb Monroe.

She was predeceased by her parents, James and Doris Mahoney.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 27, at St. Catherine’s Church in Charlestown. Rev. John Loughnane will officiate.

Burial will be at the Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville at a later date.

Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Carol J. Kangas



Carol J. Kangas, 72, of Ludlow, passed away peacefully July 9, 2017, at her home with her beloved “Ron” Yarish, with whom she lived and enjoyed the loving home they built together more than 25 years ago.

Carol was loved by all that knew her; her natural beauty and elegant style, positive, caring and gentle, and kind spirit was lifting to all. Her energy was endless and infections.

Carol and her beloved Ron enjoyed their home and created a lovely sanctuary of flowers, lush lawns and peaceful perfection for themselves and the birds.

Carol enjoyed gardening, antiquing, reading Danielle Steel novels, walking, biking and days at the beach. She was soft, warm, positive, caring and a True Angel.

In Carol’s final months, she chose solitude at her home with Sweet Ron and Deanna, but was truly grateful to her family, friends and neighbor’s for all of prayers, calls, cards, letters, pictures and flowers and all of the kindness and love, she felt it all.

Carol was born Jan. 12, 194,5 and a 1964 graduate of Springfield High School and attended college in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Carol worked at Parks and Wilson in Springfield for 35 years as an executive secretary and after its closing, Carol went to work with Jane Bixby at Trails End Accommodations in Ludlow, where she was adored by all of her clients for her detailed professionalism and her kind and caring way.

She is survived by her beloved Ron Yarish and his three children, Heidi Yarish-Coburn of Campton, New Hampshire, Paige (Heather) Wolfe of Portsmouth, New Hampshire and Collier Yarish, of Sebastian, Florida and three grandchildren.

Siblings Dolores Eastman and William Eastman, both of Springfield, Linda Rutter of Lima, Ohio and Richard Eastman of Springfield and adoring spouses and nieces and nephews.

And her niece Deanna Carroll, who will forever miss her. And Deanna’s husband Chris and son T.J. of Rockingham.

She was predeceased by her parents, Norman and Norma Eastman of Springfield; and a long ago love, Robert “Bobby” Armstrong.

And Ron and Deanna want to give special thanks to VNA- Hospice and the entire staff of doctor, nurses and caregivers for walking us through the in-home care and support with all of Carol’s needs. With special thanks to Beth.

The date and time for a memorial celebration will be published in this paper.

Arrangements are pending with Adams Funeral Home of Chester, Vermont.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Helen E. Andrews



Helen E. Andrews, 96, passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Springfield Health and Rehab Center following a short bout with cancer. She was born June 5, 1921, in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, the daughter of Paul S. and Harriett M. (Reed) Scruton. She attended Hillsboro schools, graduating from Hillsboro High School Class of 1939.

On Nov. 27, 1943. she married Louis Andrews in Hillsboro, New Hampshire.

Along with her family, she moved to Bellows Falls, in 1951 where she and her husband owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store. She and the family moved to Springfield, Vermont, in 1956 where she worked hard at raising four children, working for Springfield Hospital in several capacities and being a secretary to Dr. Roger Revelle for 14 years.

Upon retirement she and her husband were volunteers at Springfield Hospital for many years.

She was predeceased by her husband Louis (after 69 years of marriage); a son, Lance; and daughter Susan.

She is survived by sons Peter and David; as well as five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Davis Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Wilfred J. Sheehan



Wilfred J. “Will” Sheehan, 92, of Brattleboro, passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, July 4, 2017, at the Holton Home, where he had been a resident since 2012.

Mr. Sheehan was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Clinton, Massachusetts, the son of John J. and Leona (Lashua) Marine Sheehan. He was raised and educated in Springfield, Vermont graduating from Springfield High School. While in high school he became a journeyman machinist, which later led to a full-time position with the former Fellows Gear Shaper Co. in Springfield.

A proud veteran of World War II, he served his country in the United States Navy stationed in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Operation that included the island of Saipan.

Following his honorable discharge from active service he returned home to attend the University of Vermont, graduating from UVM in 1953. After college he worked for Jones & Lamson in Springfield for two years.

In 1955 he took a position with the USDA Soil Conservation Service working ten years in St. Johnsbury, and ten years in Randolph before moving to Brattleboro in 1976, working out of the Brattleboro office. He retired in 1986 following 30 years of faithful service with the Government. He spent the summer of 1961 in Alaska, one of his more memorable assignments.

A devout Catholic, Mr. Sheehan was a communicant of Saint Michael’s Roman Catholic Church in Brattleboro.

With his wife he loved square dancing and was a member of the Green Mountain Squares for 25 years holding several offices within the club. He was also active with the Windham County Chapter of AARP and the American Red Cross Blood bank in Brattleboro.

Of his other leisure time activities, he enjoyed spending time at his hunting camp in Newbury, Vermont with family and friends. He loved to hunt and was a member of the St. Johnsbury Rifle & Pistol Shooting Club.

On Dec. 27, 1969, in Randolph, Vermont, he was married to Joyce Gray Shepard, who predeceased him on March 16, 2013.

Survivors include one sister, Eileen Sandstrom of Littleton, Colorado; four stepdaughters, Judith Jacobson of West Barnstable, Massachusetts, Jane Howe of Tunbridge, Vermont, Sylvia Cooley of Leverett, Massachusetts and Sharon Sault of Randolph, Vermont.

Additionally he leaves seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was predeceased by four siblings.

The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church in Brattleboro, Vermont. Burial will be at Saint Michael’s Parish Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home the same morning of the Mass from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Sheehan’s name may be made to The Holton Home, 158 Western Ave., Brattleboro, VT 05301; or to Saint Michael’s School, 48 Walnut St. Brattleboro, VT 05301.

To sign an online register book or send messages of condolence, visit www. Atamaniuk.com.

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Thomas A. Fairbanks



Thomas A. Fairbanks, 63, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield, Vermont.

He was born July 10, 1953 in Springfield, Vermont the son of Charles Sr. and Frances (Kozel) Fairbanks. He attended Springfield Schools and graduated from Springfield High School.

On Sept. 27, 1980, he married Dolores Vigneault in Claremont, New Hampshire.

Tom was employed as a machinist with the Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield for 25 years, Chase the Mover in Claremont, New Hampshire for many years, and worked in the logging business for his brother Charles Fairbanks Jr.

He enjoyed sports and played sports in high school. He also played for the All State Teams in high school. Tom loved being outdoors, he enjoyed walking, running, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed watching sports.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Dolores Fairbanks, one son Anthony Fairbanks of Springfield, one brother Charles Fairbanks Jr. of Springfield, three sisters – Susan Fog of Springfield, Sara Fairbanks of Adrian, Michigan, and Sandra Fairbanks of Miami, Florida. Also by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield, Vermont. Rev. Gerry Piper will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.

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Richard M. Hitchcock



Richard M. Hitchcock, 86, of Springfield, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 3, 2017, at Springfield Hospital. He was born July 20,1930, in Springfield, Vermont, the son of Ivan and Blanche (Butterfield) Hitchcock. He attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School and the Co-Op Program in 1949.

Richard served in the United States Army National Guard Company D from 1950 to 1953, during the Korean War.

On July 17, 1954 he married Nancy Spaulding in Springfield, Vermont.

He was employed in the pattern shop at Jones & Lamson Machine Tool Company for a short time before starting his 32-year career as head of the survey division of Dufresne-Henry Engineering in North Springfield, Vermont. He enjoyed all aspects of woodworking. He owned and operated Sign Crafter for 25 years creating hand-carved wooden signs.

Richard had an inventive mind. He looked at the world with a unique perspective, an attribute he passed along to his children.

He was an active lifetime member of the Springfield United Methodist Church. He was a youth leader for many years and held a variety of offices within the church. He made the wooden sign for the church. Richard loved to talk about the Bible and share his faith with others.

He is survived by his wife Nancy of North Springfield; three daughters, Patricia Doherty and her husband, Gerard, of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, JoAnn Grey of Wichita Falls, Texas and Margaret Hitchcock-Steger and her husband, Kurt, of Brooklyn, New York; six grandchildren, William Doherty, Eliza Kennedy, Timothy Doherty, Matthew Grey, Stephanie Gorham and Whitney Philippi; five great-grandchildren, Allison Doherty, Kaitlyn, Greyson, Lily and Sally Gorham; as well as many nieces, nephews and their spouses.

Richard was predeceased by his parents; brothers Raymond and Robert Hitchcock; sister Priscilla Connor; nephew Raymond Jr.; and son-in-law Stephen Grey.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 20, at the United Methodist Church in Springfield, Vermont. Pastor Gerry Piper will officiate. A private family burial will be held a later date.

Anyone wishing to make a donation in his name, please consider the Springfield United Methodist Church, 10 Valley St., Springfield, VT 05156.

Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Garrett W. Waterman



Garrett W. Waterman 18, of Springfield, passed away unexpectedly in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Thursday, June 29, 2017. He was born on July 13, 1998, in Claremont, New Hampshire, the son of Matthew W. and Mirinda L. (Wharton) Waterman. He attended Springfield High School, Bellows Falls Union High School and U-32 in East Montpelier.

Garrett was employed as a welder/fabricator with Frank the Welder in Bellows Falls.

He enjoyed motocross and was a history and geography buff.

He is survived by his father Matthew Waterman, and stepmother Justina, mother Mirinda Waterman and stepfather Chad Sanborn; two brothers, Damian Sanborn and Carter Waterman; one sister, Rylea Waterman; paternal grandparents, Ruth and Ernie Titus and Eben Waterman; and step-maternal grandmother Louanne Wharton. Also by several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Clyde "Bill" Wharton and maternal grandmother Lydia Wharton.

Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield on Thursday, July 6, 2017, from 2 to 4 p.m. A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ronald B. Flay



Ronald B. Flay, 70, passed away on Wednesday evening June 28, 2017 at his home in Springfield, Vermont. He was born January 21, 1947 in Hartford, Connecticut the son of Reginald F. and Betsy E. (Lowe) Flay. He attended and graduated High School in Connecticut and served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968.

On April 26, 1969 He married Kathleen (Hatala) in Farmington, Connecticut.

Mr. Flay served as a Fire Fighter with the West Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department from 1968 to 1993.

He moved from Connecticut to Springfield, Vermont in 2003 after many years of camping in the area. He also enjoyed wintering in Florida beginning in 1994.

He enjoyed camping and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen, 1 son Randolph Flay and his wife Rasa and their children Emilija and Andrew. 1 daughter Heather Servidone and her husband Anthony and their children Dante, Nicholas and Mia.

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday July 10, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield, Vermont.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to St. Mary’s Church 10 Pleasant Street Springfield, Vermont 05156.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Patricia A. Tuck



Patricia Ann Tuck, 67, Littleton, died Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury with her family at her side.

She was born Aug. 31, 1949 in Springfield, Vt. to Elfreida (Bourey) and Ralza Snide. She attended Springfield public schools and gradated from Springfield High School. Patricia married Charles Elvin Tuck after graduation. She worked as a short time as a nurses aid and went on to spend most of her adult life as a stay at home mom. She also worked for 9 years at the Mt. Washington Hotel before retiring. Patricia was a member of The Supreme Emblem Club and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

She is survived by her children, Phyllis Moses, Constance Ann Tuck, and Charles Elvin Tuck Jr. and his girlfriend Elise Lawrence, grandchildren Raymond Moses, Jordan Fadden, and Caden Tuck, siblings, Mike Snide, Helen Tufts, Tom Snide and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles Elvin Tuck Sr. and sister Arlene (Snide) Dunbar.

Funeral Services will be held at the First Congregational Church, 189 Main St. Littleton, N.H. on Wednesday July 5, 2017 at 11 with Rev. David Weddington Officiating. Interment will take place privately at Glenwood Cemetery in Littleton. For more information or to share memories and condolence with the family go to www.RossFuneral.com.

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Vera M. Magoon



Vera M. Magoon, 92, a resident of Bondville, VT, passed away June 25, 2017, at Albany (NY) Medical Center.

Vera was born in Danby, VT, on Nov. 21, 1924, the daughter of the late Edward Kendall and Ada (Baker) Kendall.

Vera worked as a chambermaid for the Stratton Mountain area and cleaned many area homes.

She loved flowers, canning, gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting, baking, hunting, picking wild blueberries and strawberries, and enjoyed listening and watching Lawrence Welk on Friday evenings, along with Hee-Haw. She was known for making her homemade pizzas on wrestling Sundays. She also enjoyed making homemade doughnuts.

Vera is survived by her sons, Edward Magoon and his wife, Virginia, of Jamaica, VT, and Arthur Magoon; brother, Ned Kendall, of Springfield, VT; sisters, Alice Sombrick, of Alabama, and Dorothy Haynes, of northern VT; grandchildren, Tammy Palmer and Wanda Howe, five great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Magoon, who died in 1964; son, Walter Magoon, who died March 2017; brothers, Jim, Everett and Fred Kendall; and sister, Flory Mack.

A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. July 15, 2017, in the Bondville Cemetery.

If friends desire, memorial gifts in Vera's memory may be made to the Londonderry or Winhall Rescue Squads, c/o Brewster-Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 885, Manchester Center, VT 05255.

To send the family personal email condolences, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Norman R. Cyrs



Norman R. Cyrs died peacefully Friday, June 23, 2017, surrounded by his family, at the home of his daughter Katherine in Tigard, Oregon, where he had resided since 2014. Norm was born March 24, 1930, in Springfield, Vermont, the son of Bert E. and Christine (Longe) Cyrs. He graduated from Springfield High School in the Class of 1948.

Norm served in the Vermont National Guard at the rank of Master Sergeant. He worked at Jones and Lamson from 1951 until they closed in 1986 in various positions, including Engineering Checker and Manager of Engineering Standards.

Norm married Helen Ferguson in 1951, with whom he had four children: Steven B. Cyrs (Patricia) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; Robert N. Cyrs (Darlene) of Granger, Indiana; Katherine A. Ellis (John Riherd), Tigard, Oregon; and Patricia H. Dalpe (Keith) of Center Conway, New Hampshire. Norm and Helen were later divorced. Norm married Beverly Stowell in 1980. Beverly died in 1994. Norm married Helen Long in 1997. Helen died in 2012.

Norm was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, serving as lector for 46 years. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Past Grand Knight and 4th Degree member.

Norm was an avid outdoorsman and hiker. He hiked Mt. Ascutney nearly 400 times. He hiked the Long Trail End-to-End in 1983 in 21 consecutive days. Norm was an active member and treasurer of the Crown Point Road Association for many years and was a Plus member of the Vermont 251 Club, having documented his visit to every town in the state.

Norm is survived by his children; five grandchildren, Scott and Karin Ellis, Jennifer Symonds, Michelle Kovacs (Paul), Shannon Poges and 2 great-grandchildren, Brooke McDonald and Julianna Kovacs.

Norm was predeceased by his parents and sister, Doris Wetherell.

A funeral mass at St. Mary’s in Springfield, Vermont and internment at St. Mary’s Cemetery will be held at a later date.

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My beloved Dad, Norm Cyrs passed away peacefully at my home in Oregon on June 23, 2017 where he had lived with my family for the past 2 1/2 years. My bother Steve and I were by his side when he died. 

John, Karin and I are so grateful for the time that we had with him and being able to care for him in our home. We couldn't ask for more. My Dad was so kind, prayerful, cooperative and appreciative to the end. He was a blessing for us all. 

We will be gathering in Springfield later this summer to return him to the place he loved. I took his hand and brought him to my home in Oregon and I will carry him home to Vermont. 

I love you, Dad. Thank you for all you taught us and for your unconditional love. 

Forever, 
Your Kath

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Arnold J. Lashua



Arnold J. “Arnie” Lashua, 92, passed away Thursday evening, June 22, 2017, at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center in Springfield, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 16, 1924, in Springfield, the son of Julian and Bertha (Wilson) Lashua.

He attended Springfield schools, and graduated from Springfield High School. He later attended a variety of law enforcement courses at Chaplain College, Babson Institute and Norwich University. He had specialized training in FBI Police Management School and completed studies in such areas as criminal investigation, crowd control and drug investigation. On Aug. 4, 1946, he married Priscilla Drake. On Aug. 4, 2016, they celebrated 70 years of marriage.

Arnold served the town of Springfield, Vermont for many years as a police officer, first as a special, then sergeant, and as acting chief upon the death of Chief Sherman Martin. After retirement from the police force, he served the town of Springfield for many years as a lister.

He is survived by his wife Priscilla; son Gary Lashua and his wife Lyn, and daughter Linda Converse and her husband Albert; four grandchildren, Chari McAllister and her husband Arron, Erica Blais and her husband John, Trevor Lashua and his wife Kelly, and Melissa McCarthy and her husband Dave; also by eight great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers Bernard Lashua and Edward Lashua; and sisters Anastacia Streeter and Gwendolyn Pelletier.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 30, at the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield, Vermont. Reverend Gerry Piper will officiate.

A gathering will follow at the Springfield Elks Club on Park Street in Springfield, Vermont.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Elks Silver Towers Foundation c/o Carol Sylvia, Secretary, P.O. Box 5, Perkinsville, VT 05151.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Margaret E. Behsmann



Margaret Ellen Behsmann, 82, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Springfield Hospital.

She was born July 1, 1934, in Biddeford, Maine, the daughter of William and Helen (Knight) Wheeler.

She graduated from high school in California and later, earned an associate's degree.

On May 25, 1972, she married Lawrence Behsmann in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He died Aug. 20, 2010.

Mrs. Behsmann worked as an accountant and bookkeeper for Schlage Lock Co. for many years. She cared for handicapped children for many years and raised miniature horses on her farm, Trinity Farm, of Springfield.

She was a painter, an artist, and won blue ribbons with her show horses.

Survivors include three sons, Roger Stone, of Springfield, Bill Stone, of Colorado, and Tim Behsmann, of Maryland; a sister, Becky Lowe, of North Carolina; 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

She was also predeceased by a daughter, Kathy Anderson.

The memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Marianne V. Parker



Marianne V. Parker, 79, of Springfield, died Monday, June 19, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

She was born Nov. 11, 1937, in Northampton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Michael and Josephine (Wilga) Zalenski.

She graduated from high school in Northampton and received a bachelor of arts degree from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Parker was the K-5 gym teacher for Springfield Public School System from 1968 to 1980. She owned and operated Marianne's Crafts in Springfield for several years and later, was employed in customer service at Readex in Chester for 12 years.

She was an avid golfer and member of Bellows Falls Country Club in Rockingham, as well as an avid bowler and league member at Springfield Plaza Bowl. She also enjoyed playing cribbage and other card games.

Survivors include four children, Michael Parker, of Springfield, Joseph Parker, of Durham, North Carolina, Melissa Brock, of Navarre, Florida, and Elizabeth Pratt, of Woodstock; a sister, Elizabeth Scobie, of Southampton, Massachusetts; three grandchildren; a niece and two nephews.

Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 110 Main St., Suite 203, Burlington, VT, 05401.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Glenn D. Cordner



Glenn D. Cordner, 67, of Springfield, died Sunday, June 18, 2017, after a long illness.

He was born March 9, 1950, in Summit, New Jersey, the son of John D. and Doris (Koithan) Cordner.

Coming from employment at Mid Maine Medical Center in 1984, he worked at Springfield Hospital, first as assistant administrator and then as CEO from 1997 to 2013, when he retired. Mr. Cordner was a board member of Brattleboro Savings and Loan.

He enjoyed identifying any tree or flower and was an avid reader.

Survivors include his wife, Kimberly (Brown) Cordner, whom he married in 1985; two sons, Joshua and Jesse; two granddaughters; a sister, Nancy Cordner; and six cousins.

The celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the Church of Christ on Chester Road in Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Hospital, 25 Ridgewood Road, Springfield, VT 05156.

Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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Robert G. Macey



Robert George Macey died June 18, 2017, at the age of 87, affectionately known to all as Bob — was born to George Macey and Vera Hughes in Long Island, New York. He had one sibling — William Macey, an older brother that Bob much loved and admired.
Bob never finished high school. Necessity drove him to leave school and support his mom and their Pennsylvania farm after his father George passed at a tragically early age. It was during this time that he met the woman who would become his wife and lifelong affection —Wanita Claire Keesler. They were married in 1950 after a whirlwind courtship.
The happy life of the newlyweds was interrupted when Bob was drafted for the Korean Conflict in 1951. He served his country honorably, discharged in 1953. And while lamenting his time away from Wanita, he happily returned to greet his much-loved firstborn, his daughter Linda, born while he was on active duty.
Two years later, Linda was joined by a brother, Wesley. The family moved to New Jersey, where Bob worked for General Electric. Later, they moved to beautiful southern Vermont, and their adopted state would be their home for many years. Bob took a position with Fellows GearShapers in North Springfield, Vermont — retiring after more than a dozen years. While he would never confess to enjoying his work, he ultimately took great pride and comfort in the stability he provided for his family. 
Bob was known and will be remembered for many things; chief among these, his abiding love for his wife Wanita, his beloved daughter Linda, sons Wes and Warner. He adored his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and even in his very last days the joy he experienced seeing his youngest great grandchildren was profound. His early days in Long Island carried over in his abiding love for the NY Giants football team — an affinity that caused him no end of grief living in the backyard of the New England Patriots, but no permanent harm thanks to his charm, goodwill, and remarkable sense of humor. He'll be remembered for all these wonderful things, for being a good father and a good friend. And he'll be remembered for his many trademark sayings, including (but not limited to):
— How much do you take to haunt a house?
— If BS was music you'd be a brass band
— I'm fine
— Whatever!
— Anyway...
Bob spent his last years at the Elm Wood Center in Claremont, where he developed many close relationships (and football rivalries) with the caring, amazing staff.
Bob is survived by his wife and lifelong love, Wanita Macey; and their three children, Linda Asanowicz, Wesley Macey and Warner Macey, as well as his grandchildren, Melissa Bouchard, Veronica Ferland, Richard Bouchard, Alicia Russell, Robert Bouchard Jr., Eric Macey, Joshua Macey and Bobbi Prouty.
A memorial service is being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow, Vermont. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 We bid a sad farewell to Robert Macey, for he was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.
Arrangements are with the Stringer Funeral Home and Crematorium, 146 Broad St.,  in Claremont. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit www.stringerfh.com.


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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Harrison A. Kendall



Harrison A. Kendall 69, passed away on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at his home in Baltimore. He was born Oct. 13, 1947 in Springfield, Vt. the son of Addison L. and Elizabeth ( Perry ) Kendall.

He graduated from Chester High School in Chester, Vt. class of 1965.

On Aug. 22, 1992 He married Janet E. Miller in Baltimore.

He was employed as a Machinist with the Bryant Grinder Co. in Springfield, Vt. for 31 years. He later worked for LaValley Building Supply in Ludlow, Vt.

He enjoyed farming and having animals on the farm. He enjoyed hunting and was an admirer of historic and antique guns.

He is survived by his wife Janet of Baltimore. ;Two sons – Harrison A. Kendall Jr. of New Boston, N.H. and Joseph Kendall of Anderson, N.C.; Two Daughters – Gail LaVoie of Whitehall, N.Y. And Caitlyn Millett of Brewer, Maine. Step-son Dana Miller of Baltimore, Vt. ;Two brothers – Jason Kendall and Orson Kendall, and one sister Lora Wheelock all of Baltimore. ; Five Grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased sister Elva Ackley, and brother Alvin Kendall.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Contributions may be made in his name to the Springfield Humane Society 401 Skitchewaug Trail Springfield, Vt 05156.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Gerald L. Smith



Gerald “Jerry” Lee Smith, 87, returned to his heavenly home on June 15, 2017. Jerry, as everyone knew him, graduated Springfield High School in Springfield, Vermont, and enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 19, retiring nine years later after serving in the Korean War at the rank of Master Sargent, to marry the love of his life, Doris “Anne” Smith. Together, they taught their six children to believe in God and country, to work hard, play hard and to stick together. He worked as a milkman before finding his niche in administration, clerking at Laffin Supply Company and as housing manager with the Vermont State Housing Authority in Springfield, Vermont, for many years.

Jerry leaves family behind, which include two sons, Randy Smith and Scott Smith; his daughters, Debbie Kathan, Diane Lafoe and Evelyn “Katie” LaBarron. Jerry also leaves behind a brother, Wayne Smith,; and a sister, Darlene Mason; his grandchildren, Cheryl Furr, Wayne Smith, Matthew Shepard, Jessica Curtis, Tasha Sargent, Eric Smith, Gary Camley, Seth Camley, Samantha Chalifoux, Sherrine Camley, and others, including many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Jerry was predeceased by his wife, Anne Smith; his son, Larry Smith; his parents, Lawrence and Evelyn Smith; as well as his sisters, Virginia Herschel and Sylvia West.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Belmont Baptist Church, 49 Church Hill Road in Belmont, New Hampshire.

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Jane B. Donzello


Jane B. Donzello, 90, of Brookwood Estates in Springfield, Vermont, died Monday, June 12, 2017. Jane was born June 14, 1926, in Springfield, the daughter of William and Maude (Robinson) Lucius. She was a Springfield High School graduate who enjoyed taking care of her family. She also worked at Santa's Land for many years and was a member of the Women of the Moose. Jane was very active in the community, especially at St. Charles Church. She was an avid Terriers fan who enjoyed attending her family's sporting events with her husband.

On July 20, 1946, she married John Donzello, who predeceased her. Surviving are her daughters, Mildred Clark and husband Gary, Donna Harty and husband Dennis, Joan Harlow, and Jean Donzello and wife Lori Jewitt; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved. She was predeceased by her parents; her brothers, Glendon, Arthur, Leo, Kenneth and Sherman; and her sisters, Mildred Burton and Shirley Corliss.

There will be calling hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 19, at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls with burial to follow at the St. Charles Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Jane's name may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, Vermont Chapter, UVM Medical Center Department of Neurology, 1 South Prospect St., Burlington, VT 05401.

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John M. Barrows

Please join us to celebrate the life of John "Veggie" Barrows from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at his parents' home, 24 Main St., in North Springfield. This would've been John’s 61st birthday. The celebration will be held by John’s favorite place, down by the brook at his parents’ home. Light refreshments will be provided. Please park in the field behind the house.

John Melvin Barrows, 60, of North Springfield, died Thursday, March 16, 2017, of cancer, surrounded by his family.

A celebration of his life will be held June 17 at his parents' home in North Springfield.

He was born on June 17, 1956, in Windsor, the son of Gloria May (Porter) and George Melvin Barrows. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1974 and attended classes at VTC and CCC.

Mr. Barrows spent a number of years working in construction, as a machinist, and finally, in special education.

He enjoyed gardening and creating the Community Garden at Turning Point Recovery Center. He was also an avid cyclist and enjoyed swimming.

Survivors include his parents, of North Springfield; three children, Martine Protas, Anthony Barrows, both of North Springfield, and Gabrielle Barrows, of North Carolina; four grandchildren; two sisters, Penny Lucas and Diana Miles; three nieces, a nephew, great-niece and great-nephew. He was predeceased in 2011 by his wife, Stephanie Carroll, whom he married in 1978.

There will be no services at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766.

Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Melinda J. Magill



Melinda Jean Magill 49, passed away on Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born September 12, 1967 in Springfield, Vermont the daughter of Richard and Phyllis (Thomas) Lucius. She attended Springfield Schools, and graduated from Springfield High School. On August 19, 1988 she married Randy Magill in Springfield, Vermont.

Melinda enjoyed camping, fishing, shopping, cooking and baking. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband Randy of Springfield, Son Chris Magill and his wife Chandra Suhr of Springfield, daughter Tiffany Magill of Springfield. 3 granddaughters - Hailey, Aliyah, and Adrianna. Brother Richard Lucius Jr. of Springfield, brother-in-law Bob Magill of Springfield, 3 nieces and numerous other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Richard and Phyllis.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday June 19, 2017 at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont. Reverend Malcolm Fowler Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church will officiate.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Boston Children’s Hospital 401 Park Drive, Suite 602 | Boston, MA 02215 or online at www.childrenshospital.org/

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Roger W. Conant


Roger W. Conant, 72, of Charlestown, N.H., died Friday, June 2, 2017, surrounded by family, following years of declining health.

He was born Aug. 15, 1945, in Claremont, the son of Dave and Aune Conant, of Charlestown.

He graduated in 1963 from Charlestown High School.

Mr. Conant married Carol Aiken in 1966 and had three children, Chris, Amy and Hilary. In 1984, he married Connie-Dee Murray, of Springfield, Vermont. He served in the Air Force from 1965-1969 as a radar operator in Thailand and Vietnam.

After military service, he was employed at Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield until 2002. He also worked at Sullivan Machine in Claremont for a few years and then at the VA in White River Junction from 2007 to 2012 in the housekeeping department.

Mr. Conant enjoyed hiking and canoeing, swimming and fishing on the Connecticut River.

Survivors include his mother, of Unity; his wife and his son, Christopher Conant, both of Charlestown; two daughters, Amy Conant, of Andover, Vermont, and Hilary Conant, of Montpelier, Vermont; a stepson, Matthew Ellison, of Wakefield, Massachusetts; two grandchildren; three siblings, Betsey Clark, of Lebanon, Maine, David Conant, of Barnard, Vermont, and Brian Conant, of Charlestown; many nieces and nephews.

The celebration of his life will begin with a calling hour at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Charlestown Memorial Chapel, followed by a service at 2 p.m. and then refreshments at the Charlestown VFW on Lovers Lane Road.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Connecticut River Conservancy, 15 Bank Row, Greenfield, VT 01301 or online at www.ctriver.org. For online condolences, visit www.stringerfh.com.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sylvia West



Sylvia West, 83, of Springfield, died Thursday, May 31. A complete obituary will be published soon.




Video: New Vermont Governor Phil Scott meets Sylvia, March 27, 2017

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Gordon Gurney


Gordon “Sam” Gurney, 85, died peacefully Sunday, May 28, 2017, at his home in Weathersfield, Vermont, after a lengthy illness. He was born April 12, 1932, in Springfield, Vermont, the son of John Gordon and Lillian (McDonnell) Gurney. He attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School Class of 1951. He served in the United States Army, and later graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts.

In 1957, Sam bought his first Caterpillar D-4 and that was the beginning of Gurney Bros. Construction of North Springfield, Vermont.

In June 1957, he married Beverly Anne Prouty-Lee in Springfield, Vermont.

On July 6, 1991, he married Jane (Frothingham) Harding at his home in Weathersfield, Vermont.

Sam was an avid naturalist with a vast knowledge of everything outdoors. He shared his knowledge as a gift with anyone who would listen.

He was a devoted family man who wanted his family to be together and enjoyed all family gatherings, large and small.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Harding Gurney; one son, Paul G. Gurney of Brandon, Vermont; one daughter, Kim G. Jones of Wallingford, Vermont; two stepsons, John G. Harding and Michael H. Harding, both of Boulder, Colorado; one brother, John J. Gurney of Douglas, Arizona; six sisters, Barbara L. Newport of Windsor, Vermont, Joy Harvey of Saranac Lake, New York, Caroline Staubach of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Nancy Moore of Chester, Vermont, Laura Messier of St. Johnsbury, Vermont and Harriet Abel of Southampton, Massachusetts; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Donald I. Gurney Sr. and David Gurney; and one sister, Priscilla Whitcomb.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, at the Weathersfield Center Church in Weathersfield, Vermont. Reverend Susan Church will officiate.

Burial will follow at the Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville, Vermont.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society, P.O. Box 191, Springfield, VT 05156.

Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont is assisting with arrangements.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Cleo L. Faye



Cleo L. Faye, 90, died Friday, May 12, 2017, at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Aug. 22, 1926, in Ware, Massachusetts, the son of Ervin E. and Nettie (Rogers) Faye.

He served in the U.S. Army in Germany during World War II.

Mr. Faye married Thelma M. Rice in Randolph July 10, 1947. She died July 25, 2002.

He was employed at Moore Drop Forge Co. in Springfield, Massachusetts, for over 35 years.

He enjoyed fishing, all sports and playing bingo.

Survivors include five children, James Faye, of Pennsylvania, Roger Faye, of Oregon, Michael Faye, of Wisconsin, Ronald Faye, of Massachusetts, and Barbara Rorison, of Vermont; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; and three nieces.

Mr. Faye was also predeceased by two siblings, Robert Faye and Alice Reynolds; and a son, Stephen Faye.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 22, at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield

The committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, in Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph, with the Rev. Sally Ann Selfies officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Activities Fund at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center, 105 Chester Road, Springfield, VT 05156; or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Earl Davis, Jr.



Earl E. Davis Jr. “Sonny” 73, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday May 10, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 12, 1943 in Springfield, Vermont the son of Earl E. Davis Sr. and Marian (Day) Davis. He attended Springfield Schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 1962. On May 13, 1971 he married Elaine P. Blanchard in Claremont, New Hampshire.

He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Elaine Davis, his two daughters – Patricia Alio, and Misty Davis, brother John Davis and sister Elizabeth “Lisa” Davis. 4 grandchildren, 2 nieces, and 2 nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and one sister Linda Pering.

He served in the United States Army and later in the Army National Guard with the 744th in the Persian Gulf as part of Desert Storm / Desert Shield. He retired from the Army National Guard as Sergeant after over 25 years of service.

As a young man he worked on the Earl Aldrich Farm on Fairgrounds Road in Springfield as a farm hand, bailing hay, milking cows and driving tractor. After his first tour of service in the Army he worked at the Fellows Gear Shaper for a couple of years, drove tractor trailer trucks for Webster Trucking and Land & Air Trucking, and delivered coal for Johnson & Dix. He was employed for 20 + years as an Install and Repair Technician for the New England South Bell Telephone Company in Claremont and Manchester, N.H. He also worked as a Mechanic for Montgomery Wards in Manchester, N.H. while working for the phone company. Most recently he drove shuttle bus for Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vt. for 7 years. He found a barn on Massey Road in Springfield over 30 years ago and converted it into a place to call home. He was a jack of all trades, always working, always keeping busy, always taking care of his family.

He had many hobbies included working on trucks, woodworking, string art and metal art. He was an avid reader, enjoying western stories and also western movies. He enjoyed fishing and was a CB radio enthusiast for many years. He played softball and umpired games, he bowled in candlepin bowling leagues in Springfield, Vt., Claremont and Newport, N.H. He managed the Roller Skating for the Springfield, Vt. and Claremont, N.H. Community Centers. He loved motorcycles and had a great passion for riding and when his health wouldn’t allow him to ride a two wheeler he converted his motorcycle to a trike. He joined the Rolling Thunder club 3 years ago. He had a great passion for the Alumni Parade and Alumni Association in Springfield, volunteering at the parade selling popcorn. He also volunteered for the North School Preservation Society. The past two years his passion was logging and driving tractor with his best friend Joe.

Declining health after age 59 slowed him down but didn’t stop him from living life to the fullest.

At his request there will not be any services at this time. There will be a small gathering for his family and close friends at a later date.


In Lieu of flowers; donations may be made in his memory to the Vermont Division of the American Red Cross at American Red Cross of Vermont 29 Mansfield Avenue Burlington, VT 05401 the Springfield Alumni Association 13 Fairgrounds Rd, Springfield, VT 05156, Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 of Claremont, N.H. or to the North School Preservation Society.

Davis Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.





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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Annette H. Emerson



Annette H. Emerson, 57. Miss Annette died peacefully at home with friends and family by her side on Saturday May 6, 2017 after a battle with lung cancer. She was born May 2, 1960 in Springfield, Vt. the daughter of William Crary and Elizabeth (Cross) Crary.

Annette worked for Precision Security, Friendly’s, Ames Dept. store, Springfield Royal Diner, and Springfield Mobil. She was well known and well loved in the community.

Annette enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially summer cookouts.

She was predeceased by her parents and a grandson Cassius Fox Arrow Emerson.

She is survived by three sons : William Emerson of N.C., Jesse Emerson of Vt. and Christopher Emerson and his wife Amanda of N.H. Daughter Angel and her husband Jon Chase of Vt. Sister Diane and her husband Gary of Utah. Two brothers David and his wife Anna of Vt. and Daniel and his wife Marie of Utah. 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday May 23, 2017 at the Precision Valley Baptist Church in North Springfield, Vt. Pastor Lierte Soares Jr. will officiate. Burial will be at a later date for family.

A special Thank You to Atta Ullah of Springfield Mobil for all he has done for Annette and Family, The family would also like to recognize Mrs. Frances Stevens as she was a tremendous help caring for Annette, making it possible for Annette to have her wish of being at home when she passed.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to VNA and Hospice of Vt. & N.H. P.O. Box 976 White River Jct., Vermont 05001 or to the Precision Valley Baptist Church P.O. Box 407 North Springfield, Vermont 05150. Davis Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Joan H. Creelman



Joan Henrietta Creelman, 85, died Saturday, May 6, 2017.

She was born Oct. 30, 1931, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Samuel and Henrietta (Borland) Creelman.

Born with a disability, she became a special education teacher after graduating from Philadelphia Biblical Institute.

Miss Creelman taught at the Chester Road one-room schoolhouse, Union Street and Park Street schools. In retirement, she owned Miss Creelman’s Ink and Paper print shop.

She was a member of Springfield Community Chorus and Vermont Retired Teachers Association.

She enjoyed singing and listening to music, (classical hymns), bird watching, painting, drawing and crafts.

Survivors include her siblings, Gwen Coppola, Diane Reilly and David Creelman, all of Philadelphia, nieces and nephews.

Miss Creelman was predeceased by a brother, Robert Creelman, and a great-nephew.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Davis Memorial Chapel where friends may call at 12:15 p.m. prior to the service officiated by David Batchelder.

Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Community Chorus, P.O. Box 231, Springfield, VT 05156; or Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Myrle Hoskiewicz



Myrle Davis Knight Hoskiewicz, 94, died Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Oct. 18, 1922, in Charlestown, New Hampshire, the daughter of George C. and Emma (Corey) Davis.

In Springfield, she was a homemaker for most of her life, working for a few years at Hoskiewicz's Market.

Mrs. Hoskiewicz was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield where she participated in many church functions.

Survivors include four stepdaughters, Peggy Grimard, of Windsor, Patricia Allen, of Rexford, New York, Mary Cutler, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Helen Cantwell, of Stuart, Florida; two grandchildren, 16 step-grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

She was predeceased by her first husband, William H. "Bud" Knight, and second husband, Stanley R. Hoskiewicz; siblings, Thelma Fullam, Corinthia Murray, and George Davis; and two children, Susan Knight Allen and Gary Knight.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St., Springfield.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 8, at Calvary Baptist Church, 156 Main St., Springfield. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society , 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495; or Calvary Baptist Church, 156 Main St., Springfield, VT 05156.

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