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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Monday, May 1, 2017

Nancy Mbunkur



Nancy (Lindsey) Mbunkur, 49, died Monday, May 1, 2017, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, New Hampshire, after a lengthy illness.

She was born April 4, 1968, in Springfield, the daughter of Jon G. and Dorothy M. (Brown) Lindsey.

She graduated in 1986 from Springfield High School.

Ms. Mbunkur worked at Brookwood Assisted Living Facility in North Springfield for a short time; most recently, she was employed with Jeld-Wen Door Manufacturing in Ludlow.

She enjoyed cooking, camping and fishing at Mount Tabor.

Survivors include her mother, Dorothy Garland, of North Springfield; a son, Ryan McCarson, and daughter, Jordan McCarson, of Delaware; a sister, Dorothy Panichelli, of Sicklerville, New Jersey; her stepmother, Karen Lindsey, of Rock Hill, South Carolina; a half-brother, Robert Lindsey, of South Carolina; a nephew and a niece; and longtime companion, Jeff Blais, of Ludlow.

A memorial service for Nancy will be held at the Advent Christian Church in North Springfield on Saturday June 24, 2017 at 12 noon, followed by a gathering at the Church for a luncheon and time to share memories and celebrate Nancy's life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.

Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ralph E. Coolidge



Ralph Emerson "Bud" Coolidge, 73, died April 30, 2017, at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA. Bud struggled for 21 days in the ICU before he went to be with the Lord.

He was born on Nov. 15, 1943, in Springfield, VT. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1961 and attended Castleton State College. He left after one year when he joined the United States Army to volunteer for Viet Nam. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.

He married Mary Jane Callahan on Nov. 27, 1965. After leaving the Army, Bud worked for the National Security Agency. The pull of family and of Vermont became too great and he returned home.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Mary Jane, and eight children, Betsy Curry (Tom), Steven Coolidge, Jennifer Rickey (Brad), Katherine Coolidge, Dawn Clarke (Gerry), Sabrina Coolidge, Julie Coolidge and Tina Estes. He is also survived by two sisters, Beatrice Degrasse and Sylvia Forbes, and one brother, Wayne Coolidge. They all reside in North Carolina. He will also be greatly missed by his 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph Coolidge Sr. and Madeline (Howard) Coolidge; one sister, Arlene Forbes; and two brothers, Donald and Wendall.

Family and friends will gather for a celebration of his life at the Andover Community Church on Saturday, May 13, at 11 a.m. A military burial will take place at 2 p.m. in the Andover Cemetery. -

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Irma N. Weinzierl



Irma Nina Weinzierl, 72, of Rockingham, died Feb. 13, 2017, in Fort Myers, Florida.

She was born Aug. 30, 1944, in New York City, the daughter of Gelino and Sandra (Blier) Michelini. On Oct. 1, 1966, she married John J. Weinzierl, in East Hampton, Connecticut.

Mrs. Weinzierl was employed in human resources as a community outreach specialist with HCRS in Springfield for 30 years.

She volunteered with Meals on Wheels program and taught Sunday school.

She was an avid flower and vegetable gardener.

Survivors include her husband, of Rockingham; two children, David Weinzierl, of Bellows Falls, and Julie Strong, of Saxtons River; two brothers, James Michelini, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, and William Tarn, of Farmington, Connecticut; six grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at Athens Christian Community Church, with the Rev. Harold Noyes, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Meeting House Cemetery in Rockingham.

Memorial contributions may be made to Athens Christian Community Church Missions Fund, 1 Miller Road Athens, VT 05143. Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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Kenneth J. Relihan



Kenneth J. Relihan 67, passed away on Saturday evening April 29, 2017 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center from complications of septic shock. He was born January 4, 1950 in Nashua, New Hampshire the son of Walter and Florence (Harmon) Relihan.

He attended schools in the Nashua area and graduated from Nashua High School class of 1968. He received his B.A. from the University of New Hampshire in 1972, and later his Masters from Brown University. He began his career in Nashua, worked at the Collegiate School in Richmond, VA., at the Westover School in Middlebury, Ct. , at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester, Vt. , and Monadnock Regional High School in Swanzey, N.H. He was a teacher as well as the Head of the Social Studies Department, and Debate Team Coach. His most recent position was as Curriculum Coordinator with the New Hampshire Department of Education in Social Studies, Foreign Language, and Gifted Education.

On May 30, 1981 He married Lenore Rourke in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Among his many gifts, he could take any moment in history and tell you its current relevance. History was never dead for him, and he made it live in his family and for hundreds of his students. Few outside the family will know that he was a lover, too, of children's literature. Reading aloud from The Wind and the Willows, The Hobbit, the Narnia books and so much more formed a basis for a rich family culture, and continued long after Terry Relihan and Ian Relihan grew up. We loved him dearly and will miss him forever.

He was also fond of fishing, and undeterred by his disability of recent years.

He enjoyed reading books and newspapers, fishing, bird watching and was an all around nature lover. He is survived by his wife Lenore of Springfield, two sons – Terence Relihan, of Manchester, N.H. and Ian Relihan of New York City. Mother and Father-in-law Janet and Bernard Rourke of Nashua, N.H., Brother-in-law David Rourke and his wife Susan of Nashua, N.H. and sister-in-law Susan Crandall, also of Nashua, N.H. He was predeceased by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday May 6, 2017 at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. Reverend William Sheldon will officiate.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the The Nature Conservancy 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100 Arlington, VA 22203-1606, or at www.nature.org , or to the Southern Poverty Law Center 400 Washington Ave. Montgomery, AL 36104.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Elizabeth F. Matulonis



Elizabeth F. "Betty" (Blanchard) Matulonis, 88, died Friday, April 28, 2017, surrounded by her family.

She was born Aug. 17, 1928, in Ludlow, the daughter of Lena Blanchard.

She attended Ludlow High School.

On Jan. 25, 1947, she married Herman J. Matulonis in South Reading.

They raised their children in Springfield, where Mrs. Matulonis spent most of her life as a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband; four children, Donna Golec, of North Springfield, Debra Matulonis, of Wilder, David Matulonis, of Scarborough, Maine, and Daniel Matulonis, of Perkinsville; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. She was predeceased by four brothers, Raymond, Casper, Carlos and Cecil Blanchard, and a great-grandson.

The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, in Oakland Cemetery in Springfield. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156. Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Patricia A. Leining



Patricia Ann Leining, 47, passed away at her Springfield, Vt., home Sunday, April 23, 2017.

She was born Oct. 7, 1969.

Beloved daughter, mother, sister and friend, all who knew Trish can say that she was a caring and compassionate soul, quick with a smile and kind word for all. We can all hear her contagious laugh and see her sparkling blue eyes. Her free spirit led her on many adventures throughout her life. Forever in our hearts. Rest easy.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Maria Rabuano



Mrs. Maria Rabuano, 87, of Chester Rd., Springfield, VT, and of Bee St., Frankfort, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Springfield Health and Rehab.

She was born in Abbadia San Salvatore, Province of Benevento, Italy, on January 2, 1930, the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Carmella Pacelli, and she attended schools there. She was married to Biagio "Benny" Rabuano on August 12, 1956, in St. Mary's Church, San Salvatore Telesino, Italy. The family came to the United States in November of 1956, settling in Frankfort. Biagio passed away on February 14, 1992. Maria was a seamstress for Leslie Fay Dress Shop, Mohawk, for many years. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Apostles Church.

Maria is survived by two sisters, Antonietta and Lisa, and one brother, Tomaso, all of Italy, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her daughter, Theresa Rabuano, on March 23, 2015.

Her funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM from the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc., 203 Second Ave., Frankfort, and at 10:30 AM in Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Paul Catena. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours will be Wednesday morning from 9:00 until the time of the services at the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc.

Maria's extended family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Springfield Health and Rehab, and especially Pat Lowden, for the wonderful care and kindness shown to her during her stay and passing. They would also like to extend a grateful thank you to Ray and Nancy LeBlanc for always being there for her.

Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Maria's online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com.

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Joseph M. Barrows



Joseph M. Barrows, 86, died April 18, 2017, in Venice, Florida.

He was born March 1, 1931, in Perkinsville, the son of Theodore and Gertrude (Warren) Barrows.

He graduated from Springfield High School.

Mr. Barrows served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He married Barbara Mandigo on Oct. 12, 1956. She predeceased him July 15, 1997.

He was a jeweler and watchmaker, owning and operating Barrows Watch and Repair in Guilford, Connecticut, for 35 years.

Mr. Barrows was an avid golfer and Yankees fan.

Survivors include his three children Mark Barrows, of Wallingford, Connecticut, Stephen Barrows, of Branford, Connecticut, and Lori Hart, of Madison, Connecticut; four grandchildren; and longtime companion, Bonnie Berkovich.

The memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, where a calling hour will begin at 9 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Richard A. Knight II



Richard Alan "Rick" Knight II, 34, died April 17, 2017, at his home in Chester.

He was born Oct. 8, 1982, in Claremont, New Hampshire, the son of Richard and Sandra "Sunny" Benson Knight.

He attended Springfield schools.

Mr. Knight had many jobs, including as a carpenter, at Ben & Jerry's, a Grafton cheesemaker, a chef, and most recently, was self-employed as a tree surgeon. He enjoyed snowboarding, motorcycle riding, skateboarding, scuba diving, playing in pool tournaments and was known as an aspiring chainsaw artist.

Survivors include his father and stepmother Carol Knight; his former wife, Kimberlee Adams, whom he married March 31, 2006, and their sons, Jacob and Joel; his stepson R.J. Spinelli; his half-siblings, Lance Pearson, Samantha Henry and Richanne Knight; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and stepdaughter Angela Spinelli.

Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Marjorie B. Surrell



Marjorie Banyea Surrell, 96, died Thursday morning, April 13, 2017, at her home in Newport. She was born Feb. 12, 1921, in Newport, the daughter of Amos and Grace E. (Springer) Banyea.

She attended Windsor schools and graduated from Springfield High School in Springfield, Vermont. On Oct. 20, 1940, she married Ralph Winthrop Surrell. They made their home in Windsor, where they raised their three children.

Being a homemaker she was involved, when her children were growing up, in leadership roles for the Brownies, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts organizations in Windsor, which she greatly enjoyed.

Later she worked at Polly’s Flower Shop on Main Street in Windsor as the assistant clerk of floral arrangements.

Marjorie was predeceased by her husband, Ralph, who died Jan. 8, 2002; two brothers, Leonard Banyea and Raymond Everett Banyea; a sister, Dorothy Cummings; and a longtime companion, Leighton Monroe.

She is survived by her son, Raymond Erwin Surrell of Walpole; two daughters, Gloria Jean Bruce of Skowhegan, Maine and Janice Dee Hammond of Glover, Vermont; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor.

Condolences may be expressed to Marjorie’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Larry W. Griswold



Larry W. Griswold, 64, of North Springfield, passed away Tuesday evening April 11, 2017 at the Springfield Health & Rehab Center in Springfield, Vermont. He was born August 12, 1952 in Springfield, Vermont the son of William and Eleanor (Simonds) Griswold. He attended Springfield Schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 1971. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam, stationed in Germany. He served 3 years active duty and 10 years in the Guard Reserves.

On September 10, 1977 He married Sueann Sanford at the Weathersfield Center Church in Weathersfield, Vt.

Larry was employed on the assembly floor at Bryant Grinder Co. in Springfield for 23 years. He later owned and operated his own construction and excavating business for many years.

He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, four wheelers and raising miniature ponies and donkeys.

He is survived by his wife Sueann of North Springfield, one brother Christopher Griswold, of North Springfield, one sister Elaine Erskine of North Carolina, and nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents, and also by his son Shawn Griswold in 1997.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday April 22, 2017 at the Assembly of God Church in Springfield, Vt. Reverend Marc Aube Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield, Vermont.

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

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Marie C. LeBlanc



Marie C. LeBlanc, 95, of Springfield, passed away Monday evening, April 10, 2017, at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 10, 1922, in Coaticook, Canada, the daughter of Edward and Delphine (Roberge) Provencher. She moved to Graniteville, Vermont at age 7 and attended Walden Heights schools. She was a factory and foundry worker in her younger years.

On June 6, 1942, she married Dominic LeBlanc in Hardwick, Vermont. He predeceased her in 1988.

After she was married in 1942, she moved to Springfield, Vermont, where she had made her home for more than 70 years.

She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield. She enjoyed family gatherings, cooking, sewing and reading. She also loved watching the Red Sox and the Patriots. She was well-known for her chocolate chip cookies and banana bread.

She is survived by two sons, Lawrence LeBlanc of Temecula, California and Roger LeBlanc of Claremont; four daughters, Loretta Thomas of Springfield, Lillian Burns of Springfield, Lucille Peavey of Liberty, Maine and Noella Forbush of Springfield; 24 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren, also by many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband; one son, Lucien LeBlanc, five brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 12, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield and the Reverend Peter Williams will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to One Credit Union c/o Marie LeBlanc, 5 Kinney Place Claremont, NH 03743 to set up a future scholarship in Memory of Marie Claire LeBlanc.

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

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Roger K Griggs



Roger K Griggs, 75, passed away Monday, April 10, 2017. He was born July 29, 1941 in Springfield.

Roger was a lifelong resident of Springfield until just a few weeks before his passing.

Roger worked for Jones & Lamson and then later for the Springfield Public Works department.

Survivors include, Eric and wife, Karla Griggs, Stanton; grandchildren, Jillian, Dylan, and Ryan Griggs, and their mother, Jennifer Hood; granddaughter, Kloey Fair; longtime special friends, Lois Smith and Nancy. He was preceded in death by his son, Allen Griggs.

Services Thursday, April 13, 1:00PM by Anthony Molihan Davis & Davis Funeral Home, Stanton, Kentucky. Visitation Thursday after 11:00AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions suggested to Hospice East, 407 Shoppers Drive, Winchester, KY 40391.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Loretta Wescott



Loretta "Lorrie" Wescott (nรฉe Gintof), 84, formerly of Springfield, died on April 3, 2017.

Born in Springfield, VT, Lorrie graduated from Springfield High School in 1950. Mrs. Wescott worked at Hartness House Inn and Bryant Co. in Springfield and American Optical Co. in Keene, NH, where in 1953, she met her beloved, late husband, Guy R. Wescott Jr. They were married in 1955. He later passed away in 1997.

Mrs. Wescott was the proud mother of Lindsay A. (David) Dunne, of Frenchtown, NJ, Guy R. III (Megan) Wescott, of Phoenixville, PA, and the late Richard A. (Christine) Wescott, of Clarence, NY; loving grandmother of Kevin (Jen), Megan, Peter Dunne, Ali, Lexi, Brett and Jake Wescott; daughter of the late Felix and Emilia Gintof; sister of the late Henry J. (Edith) Gintof and Michael E. (Arlene) Gintof, of Springfield, VT; also survived many nieces, nephews and cousins. Lorrie especially treasured her time with her children and grandchildren.

The family will be present Friday, April 21, 4-8 p.m. at Shepard Bros. Funeral Home LLC, 10690 Main St., Clarence, NY; a Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, April 22, 10 a.m. from Our Lady of Peace Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence, NY. Please assemble at church. Burial to immediately follow in Clarence Fillmore Cemetery.

Mrs. Wescott was a member of the Clarence Senior Center and the Akron/Newstead Senior Center. She enjoyed line dancing, parties and her collection of wonderful lifelong friends from all areas. Her greatest pleasure was taking pictures that captured memories and sharing them with everyone she knew.

Share condolences at www.ShepardBrosFuneralHome.com.

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