Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Kirstie K. Greer



Kirstie K. Greer 26, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday November 14, 2017. She was born March 19, 1991 in Springfield, Vermont the daughter of Kimberly Pierce and Alexander Greer III. She attended Springfield Schools.

Kirstie loved to cook and bake and was employed in the Food Service Industry for many years, most recently baking at the Green Mountain Sugar House in Ludlow, Vt.

She loved spending time with friends and family, loved to fish, loved animals, especially her cats, liked horses and loved baking and cooking.

She is survived by her mother Kimberly Hains of Springfield, her father Alexander Greer III of North Springfield, sister Kyndra Hains of Springfield, Maternal grandmother Brenda Pierce, maternal grandfather Keith Pierce, Paternal grandmother Bonnie Reynolds, Aunt & Uncle Tamara and Don Thomas, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was predeceased by her Paternal grandfather Alex Greer.

A memorial service will be held at 6:00 PM on Tuesday evening November 21, 2017 at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt. Erin Hunter will officiate.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Turning Point Recovery Center 7 Morgan Street Springfield, Vermont 05156.

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

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Lois M. Severance



Lois M. Severance passed away Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, a week shy of her 89th birthday, after a long battle with cancer. Born in 1928 in Windham, Vermont, to Leonard and Ruth Call Stowell, she went to school in Chester and trained as a nurse at Gifford Memorial hospital. She began her nursing career in Washington, D.C. but returned to Vermont where she married Dean Severance. Lois and Dean lived for a few years in Lubbock, Texas, but her path led her back to New England, where she continued her nursing career at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin and, subsequently, in Keene, New Hampshire.

Lois retired in Springfield, Vermont, where she embraced a new role as an RSVP volunteer — driving seniors and others to appointments, reading to the blind, and helping Meals on Wheels. Her most treasured volunteer role was as a leader of the Bone Builders Exercise Program. She was a fierce promoter of exercise, and walked nearly every day until only a few weeks before her death.

After moved to the Marion Phillips Housing complex in Claremont in 2014, Lois became an active member of the Tenant’s Association. She greatly enjoyed her time there — especially the opportunity to grow bumper crops of tomatoes and swap gardening tips with the other gardeners, right up through this past summer.

Lois lived her life with pizazz — in addition to being a loving mother and compassionate nurse, she was a talented painter, a terrific cook and baker, and a passionate advocate for women’s rights and other social issues. She spoke her mind and wrote letters to the editor, and loved travel, opera, and a good bargain. With her deep love of nature, she saw us all as children of Mother Earth.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Stephen Roylance, of New York City; a son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Ann Severance of Barre, Vermont; and five siblings: Mildred Horn, Joyce Mattson, Beverly Parker, Norman Stowell, Virginia Stowell, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Dean Severance, and sisters Marilyn Schuster, Sharon Geary, Phyllis Amsden, Helen Farrar and Doris Raitenan.

A celebration of Lois’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 21 Fairground Road in Springfield, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to organizations that support nature, green space, and the environment.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Francis E. Nieves



Francis E. Nieves “Skeeter” 26, of Springfield, passed away at his home on Friday Morning November 10, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born November 6, 1991 in Springfield, Vermont the son of Francis S. and Winnie (Parker) Nieves. He attended schools in Bellows Falls, and graduated from Bellows Falls Union High School.

He enjoyed movie nights with popcorn, loved food his favorite being barbeque chicken pizza, enjoyed car trips, Wal-mart trips, walks in his wheel chair, sitting on the porch and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his mother Winnie Parker of Springfield, Vt. , his father Francis S. Nieves of Springfield, MA. Sister Katarina Young, brother John Michael Haley, step-brother Eric Gaboury, uncle Aden Schillinger, Aunt Penny Pearce, and uncle Jonathan Turner, and many friends.

Services will be held at a later date and announced at that time.

Contributions may be made to Go Fund Me at www.gofundmeweloveyouskeeter.com

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

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Janet L. Greenlees



Janet L. Greenlees 90, of Chester, born on July 10, 1927 passed away November 12, 2017 at The Meadows Home in Rutland Vermont.

She was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey where she attended grade school. After grade school she went to college in Wisconsin, where she played basketball. After college she taught seventh and eighth grade science.

Janet love to travel with her friends in Europe and Africa. In 1978 she moved to Chester, Vermont where she cared for her father. She volunteered at the Springfield library and was a certified tax preparer, doing tax returns for seniors free of charge. She love music and the arts and play the viola. Janet was also a volunteer ski instructor for children at Okemo Mountain ski resort.

Janet never married and always loved having a dog as a companion. She was a free spirit and her own quiet way. She loved to spend her summers at her cottage in Kingston Ontario. Janet was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Chester and was an active member in her community. She will be greatly missed by those who knew her.

The celebration of her life will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Chester in the spring.

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

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Robert E Gibson



Robert (Bob) Ernest Gibson 69, passed away on Saturday morning, November 4, 2017 after a brief but courageous battle with lung cancer, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Bob was born on April 17, 1948 at the Elizabeth Lund Home in Burlington, Vermont. On August 29, 1948, his parents, Robert E. Gibson and Dorothy M. (Archer) Gibson, adopted Bob.

He attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School in the Class of 1966. He later attended both Vermont Technical College and East Coast Aerotech for several semesters, until the passing of his father when he returned to Springfield. In 1986, he completed his Associates Degree with the Community College of Vermont.

In the 1970’s, Bob lived and worked in Massachusetts where he met Geraldine (Jeri) Gibson. The two were married on July 15, 1979 at the Martha Mary Chapel in Subury, Massachusetts. She predeceased him on January 13, 2017.

Bob was employed as a Thread Grinder with the Bryant Grinder Corporation in Springfield, Vermont, where we worked for more than 20 years. He was an active member of the shops union, U.E. Local 218, during time. Both during, and after his employment at Bryant’s, Bob worked at Springfield Hospital, primarily as a Switchboard Operator.

Bob was an avid follower of golf, and had been a very active player in his younger years, from working as a caddy at the local country club in his youth, to playing on school golf teams. He recently had begun to play again, and greatly enjoyed doing so. Bob enjoyed vacationing to Short Sands at York Beach, Maine. He enjoyed spending time in nature; taking the foliage, enjoying the clouds, enjoying walking trails. He was a skier for much of his life, and fondly recounted the first time he was ever on skis, going down the Chief at Okemo Mountain, in Ludlow Vermont - another town where he spent a lot of time in his youth. Other activities that Bob enjoyed was doing crossword puzzles, watching jeopardy, and being around dogs. He loved rock n’ roll. Bob is survived by his daughter Stephanie (Gibson) Thompson and her husband Kyle Thompson, of Springfield, Vermont. He also leaves behind a sister, Joan (Gibson) Baker and her husband David, of Wells, Vermont. He also leaves behind five nieces and nephews, and nine great nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday November 18th, 2017 at the Cavendish Village Cemetery in Cavendish, VT.

Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, Vermont 05156.

Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield is assisting with arrangements.

Bob's family has opted to postpone his memorial service from November 18th until the Spring to allow for better planning and better weather. We apologize for any inconvenience. For questions or more information, please contact his daughter, Stephanie Thompson.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Roger A. Neal



Roger A. Neal 89, passed away on Friday November 3, 2017 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born January 1, 1928 in South Berwick, Maine the son of Arthur H. and Etta A. (Boston) Neal.

He attended schools in Berwick, and graduated from Berwick Academy. He served in the United States Army during WW II. Roger was married to Madeline Tucker, they divorced and he later married Eileen (Morrison) Austin on August 29, 1987 in Springfield, Vermont. Eileen predeceased him on February 15, 2006.

Roger worked as a Farmer in Maine and Vermont, and as a Welder in Vermont for many years with East Hill Equipment in Ludlow, and also at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing, reading and traveling and with his wife Eileen traveled most of the United States and ventured to Alaska.

He is survived by one daughter Beth Ann Joseph of Ludlow, Vt. grandson and caregiver Tanner Neal of Springfield, Vt. 3 more grandchildren, 1 brother Charles L. Neal, 1 sister Jean Neal Moreno, 2 step-sons Robert Austin of Springfield, Vt. and Richard Austin of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 2 step-daughters Roberta Hause of Ypsilanti, Michigan, and Rebecca Cozzens of Huntington, Vt. Also by many nieces, nephews and cousins, and several great grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his son Kenneth A. Neal on October 22, 2015.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday November 10, 2017 at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont. Reverend Malcolm Fowler Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield, Vermont.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Eileen Austin Neal RN Nursing Scholarship c/o Springfield Hospital Foundation P.O. Box 2003 Springfield, Vermont 05156.

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

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Christopher J. Baptie



Chris Baptie, age 36, formerly of Springfield, Vt. Passed away on Friday November 3. 2017 at his home in Clayton, NC. due to an aortic aneurysm.

Chris was born in Springfield to Asa "Bill" Baptie and Charlene Kelley Baptie on March 20, 1981.

Chris attended schools in Springfield, Norwich University in Northfield, Vt. And AMI in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Chris has been employed by Bel-Ray Performance Lubricants as a market development manager for the past eight years.

Chris is survived by his patents, his wife Tara Olney Baptie and his beloved step daughter Brianna Lachapelle, his brother Nicholas and his wife Ginger along with their children Sydney and Andrew of Greenwich, NY.

Chris leaves is paternal grandparents Asa and Rose Baptie of Springfield and his maternal grandmother Marilyn Kelley of Rutland; several aunts, uncles, cousins and Chris' close friends in North Carolina and Vermont as well as his wonderful Bel-Ray family.

Services for Chris will be on Saturday November 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St Mary's Catholic Church in Springfield followed by burial at St. Mary's cemetery.

A reception will follow at the Moose club in Springfield at 1:00pm.

Donations should be made to the Springfield booster club in lieu of flowers at P.O. Box 666 Springfield, Vermont 05156.

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

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Carolyn J. Van Tassell



Carolyn Jane (McEnaney) Van Tassell, 67, of Weathersfield passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 28, 2017, at Springfield Hospital after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Carolyn was born May 17, 1950, in Freeport, New York. Her parents, Walter and Dorothy McEnaney predeceased her in 2012 and 2016.

In 1966, her family moved to South Salem, New York, where she met her future husband, Bruce Van Tassell, in high school. Carolyn graduated from Madison University in Harrisburgh, Virginia in 1972 with a degree in home economics. That summer, Carolyn and Bruce were married in Windsor, Vermont. They celebrated their 45th anniversary in July. Carolyn spent her career teaching home economics at Springfield High School until her retirement. Carolyn was also well-known for her quilting classes which she loved to teach and her long arm quilting she did for many years in her retirement.

Carolyn leaves her husband, Bruce, with whom she shared a special relationship. She also leaves her brother, Bruce (Betty) of Chester; and nephews, Scott (Erin) and Timothy; and grand niece and nephew, Eli and Dana; her sister-in-law, Linda Clark of Waccabuc, New York; niece Jeanne (Travis) McCormack, and nephew Al (Courtney) Clark; and brother-in-law Jay (April) Van Tassell of LaGrand, Oregon.

At Carolyn’s request, there will be no services. In her memory, donations may be made to the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.

The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences may be made to her family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Nancy R. Hamilton



Nancy Richardson Hamilton, 55, of West Windsor. passed away after a courageous fight with cancer on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, surrounded by her family at home.

She was born Oct. 31, 1961 a daughter of Frederick & Beverly (Beyer) Richardson in Springfield, Vt. where she received both her primary & secondary education. She would later attend Lyndon State College. Nancy was employed by the US Postal Service for over thirty years, working at a clerk at the Windsor Post Office until retiring in 2016.

Nancy was a fierce competitor in whatever she chose to compete in whether it might be a mini golf game or even perhaps a round of dominoes. She loved her rescue cats which would always brighten her life even at the risk of being termed a "Cat Lady". She also loved dearly her Boston Red Sox, attending games whenever possible. Nancy traveled extensively with her family and there would be those wonderful days of discovering the state of Vermont as a member of the VT 251 Wayfarer's Club.

Nancy was predeceased by her parents. Survivors include her husband and best friend Philip, a son, Kyle Washburn and his wife, Cora Churchill-Washburn of Castleton, Vt., a son Jordan Hamilton along with his beloved Allyson Locke of Burlington, VT., and three sisters, Carol Richardson, Sherry Richardson, and Carla Kelley all of Springfield, Vt.

Due to Nancy's wishes, no funeral services are planned at this time. A Celebration of her wonderful life will be scheduled at a later date.

Condolences to Nancy’s family may be made in an online guest book at www.knightfuneralhomes.com .

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Springfield Humane Society the Mount Ascutney Hospital Oncology Department or Nancy would have also asked for an act of kindness and love today.
















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Charles R. Burton


Charles Burton age 74 of The Villages, FL, passed away on October 9, 2017 from complications of diabetes. He was born the son of Henry Burton and Annie Burton Goodell in Springfield, Vermont in 1943.

He graduated from Springfield High School, Springfield, Vermont, in 1961 and completed SHS’ Cooperative Patternmakers course in 1963. He enlisted in United States Army Reserve where he served from 1961 to 1969. As a young man in Vermont he enjoyed hunting and fishing in the hills of The Green Mountains.

He married Barbara Harvey in 1963 in Springfield, Vermont.

Charles worked for Jones & Lamson, O’Brien PatternWorks and Lucas Pattern. In Schenectady, New York he worked for General Electric Company. He retired due to health issues from diabetes in 1998.

In New York he was a member of Woodlin Swim & Racquet Club, Patternmakers League of North America and Helen Estates Homeowners Association. He volunteered as Assistant Coach on his boy’s teams at Scotia Little League and Babe Ruth League. He was an always present fan at Niskayuna High School sporting events during his boy’s time there with his distinctive hats standing out in the crowd.

He moved to The Villages, Florida in 2012 where he was active in various activities. He enjoyed golf, billiards and pool water exercise. He was a member of Duck Call Neighborhood Group and Fernandina & Friends Social Group.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, 2 sons Eric & Kathleen Burton of Glens Falls, NY and Colin & Jennifer Burton of Rutland, MA, 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers, Hank & Debbie Burton of Louisiana, William & Jeanne Burton and David Burton of Arizona, 2 sisters, Gloria & Ed LaRow and Joyce & Dennis Mitchell of Springfield, VT, Sister-in-Law Joyce & Bill MacDougall of The Villages, numerous nieces, nephews, grand nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his parents and sister-in-law, Diane Burton.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Manatee Recreation Center in the Villages, Florida on Wednesday, October 11th from 5 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Additional services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Charles’ honor to American Diabetes Assoc. P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 or online at www.diabetes.org.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Donald R. Laundry



Donald Richard Laundry, 97, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in his home in Ludlow surrounded by loved ones. A Springfield, Vermont native, he graduated from Springfield High, where he was a devoted athlete in baseball, basketball and football. He would be happy to tell you his stories about his glory days.

Soon after getting his diploma he worked for J&L Tool Company as a tool manager until World War II began. After serving his time fighting for our freedom, he returned to his native Vermont where he married Violet, his longtime love for 75 years and raised 4 children. From there he was involved with coaching, umpiring, and refereeing locally and throughout the state. The stories he could tell. He was an avid sportsman. Golfing, hunting, and fishing and was a main contributor in the Ludlow community and his priorities in his life were his Catholic faith, love of family and service to others. He was also a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He had a quick smile and charisma that would light up a room.

A man who was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need, providing vegetables, wisdom, and advice to those who sought it. He gave love where it was needed and a good story for those who chose to listen. He is survived by his two sons, Michael and Gary and his daughter, Carol; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at Adams Funeral Home, 12 Meadow St., in Ludlow, Vermont. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Church of Annunciation in Ludlow. Graveside committal services and interment will follow at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow. A gathering at the American Legion to follow to honor his legacy, reminisce good memories and to support his loved ones.

Rest in peace, Donald Laundry, may God bless you and your journey above to a better place.

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Wallace W. Dashner


Wallace W. Dashner, age 91, died Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Windsor. He was born May 1, 1926, in Springfield, Vermont, to parents Fred and Ethel (Fisk) Dashner and graduated from Springfield High School in 1944. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in the Philippines at the end of World War II as an aircraft mechanic. He attended Goddard College and then Franklin Tech in Boston to study auto mechanics. In 1950 he married Christine Hill of Manchester, Vermont, and they settled in Greenfield, Massachusetts, and raised three children. Wally worked as a car mechanic at Hartwin Motors for over 30 years, retiring in 1988.

Wally enjoyed music and playing the drums, in later years making his own drum sets from recycled materials. He loved hiking mountains, swimming, ice skating, skiing, playing tennis, bicycling, creating new games and inventing tools and gadgets. He liked to joke and tell stories. He was an avid photographer with his own dark room.

Wally was predeceased by his parents and brother Bobby, his son Mark in 1987 and by his wife Christine in 2005. He is survived by daughter Pama and husband John Dangelo, grandchildren Kelsey Dangelo-Worth and Brendan Dangelo all of Windsor, daughter Gail and husband Rad Nutting of Westhampton, Massachusetts, grandchildren Amos Singley and Emily Singley, great-granddaughter Lily Walker of Greenfield, Massachusetts, grandsons Ryan Singley of Berlin, New Hampshire and Justin Singley of Athol, Massachusetts, great-grandchildren Jennifer Conrad, Anthony Morse, Jonathon Singley and his cat Tina.

There will be a graveside service in Greenfield, Massachusetts at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Cedar Hill Health Care Center activity fund or the Ascutney Trails Association.

The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor assisted with the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to his family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com .

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Carmine N. Verdi



Carmine N. Verdi 90, passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday morning October 9, 2017 after a brief illness. He was born on March 10, 1927 in Netcong, N.J. the son of Angelo and Mary (DeMucchio) Verdi. He attended Schools in New Jersey, graduating from Netcong High School in 1944.

Moving to Springfield, Vermont in 1975 Carmine was the Barber in Springfield for nearly 40 years. He held many unofficial town meetings in his barbershop over the years and counseled many on life, personal growth and how to count one’s blessings.

Carmine was once featured in the Springfield Reporter as Person of the Week for his contributions to the Springfield Community.

He is survived by his children ; Andreas Verdi and his wife Donna Salviati of Derry, N.H. , Kristine Vanwezel formerly of Keene, N.H. , Mark Verdi and his wife Gina Witalec Verdi of Wayland, MA. 8 grandchildren : Lindsay Edgerley and Olivia Robinson of Manchester, N.H. , Alexei Verdi of Haverhill, MA., Jordan Vanwezel of New York, NY., Jami Vanwezel of Keene, N.H. Benjamin, Nicholas, Eliana, and Caroline Verdi of Wayland, MA. 1 great grandchild ; Tobias Hedrick-Verdi of Haverhill, MA. Carmine’s longtime companion of 40 years Connie Bemis of Ludlow, Vt. Mother of his 3 children and good friend Alei Verdi of Wayland, MA. Also by several nieces, nephews and cousins in and around Netcong, NJ.

He was predeceased by his 2 brothers – Chester and Anthony and also by his sister Tomisina.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday October 16, 2017 at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont, Reverend Peter Williams will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield, Vermont.

Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel on Sunday afternoon October 15, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society PO Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 . Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Ruth P. Sherwood



Ruth Parker Sherwood, 82, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center.

She was born Oct. 8, 1935, in Springfield, the daughter of Clair John and Mary Alice (Blodgett) Parker.

She graduated from Springfield schools and later earned a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Mrs. Sherwood was employed as a registered nurse at Springfield Hospital for a number of years and later worked as the first-aid technician at Bryant Grinder Corp. for many years.

She enjoyed collecting spoons and was a painter.

Survivors include her son, William Sherwood, of Lehigh, Pennsylvania; a sister, Mary Swanson, of Springfield; three grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, William M. Sherwood, in November 1962; and a brother, John Parker.

The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, with the Rev. Peter Williams officiating.

Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 10 Pleasant St., Springfield, VT 05156.

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Friday, October 6, 2017

Janet R. Bibens



Janet R. Bibens, 92, formerly of Springfield, died Friday October 6, 2017 at the Gil Home in Ludlow. A complete obituary will be posted soon.

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Marcia L. Shambo



Marcia L. Shambo 56, passed away at her home in Springfield on Sunday Morning October 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 5, 1961 in Springfield, Vermont the daughter of Robert and Stella M. (Tarbell) Penn. She attended Springfield Schools.

Marcia worked at the Springfield Mobil Mart for many years, LoveJoy Tool Co. in Springfield for many years and most recently in assembly with Whelen Engineering Co. in Charlestown, N.H.

She enjoyed playing poker, played softball for many years, enjoyed watching sports and never missed one on her son’s many sporting events over the years, she was his number one fan. She also enjoyed puzzles.

Marcia was a very caring and giving person who always put other before herself.

She is survived by her son Edward O. Shambo III of Springfield, brother Greg Tarbell of Alstead, N.H. sisters – Sue Lohutko and Melodie Penn both of Springfield. Many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as her extended Shambo family.

She was predeceased by her parents.

A celebration of life will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Saturday October 7, 2017 at the Robert L. Johnson V.F.W. Post in Springfield, Vt.

A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.

Contributions may be made in her memory to Relay for Life / American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Or to the Springfield Parks and Rec. Dept. 139 Main St, Springfield, VT 05156.

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

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mitchell J. Malco Jr.



Mitchell J. Malco Jr. 76, passed away on Saturday September 23, 2017 at his home in Springfield. He fought the good fight of faith for many months. He was born May 3, 1941 in Bellows Falls, Vermont the son of Mitchell J. Sr. and Mary K. (Rock) Malco. He attended Springfield Schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 1959.

He was a Postal Carrier for the United States Postal Service in Springfield, Vermont for many years, retiring in 1991.

Mitch enjoyed the outdoors, and loved working outdoors, He was a hard worker and working was his pleasure. He loved humor and laughter and was very optimistic. He enjoyed stock car racing and sponsored several local drivers in 3 classes for many years. He was also an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He is survived by his Life Partner Diane Sanford of Springfield, and several cousins and special friends.

He was predeceased by his father Mitchell in 1989, his brother Robert in 1993 and by his mother Mary in 1999.

A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday September 27, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield, Vt. Reverend Shawn Therrien will officiate.

Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Springfield, Vermont.

Friends may call at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield on Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the St. Mary’s Community dinners and Fish Fry’s at 10 Pleasant Street Springfield, Vermont 05156.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Teresa L. Daudelin



Teresa L. Daudelin, 61, of Lyndonville, Vermont, formerly of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.

Teresa was born June 30, 1956, to the late Ernest Nalor Sr. and Edna (Kendall) Naylor in Springfield, Vermont. She loved family above all else. She loved to play bingo and go to the casinos as much as possible. She loved animals, especially dogs. She was proud of her Native American heritage and loved everything about the Native American culture, including all the turquoise colors of jewelry.

She is survived by her only child, Wayne Daudelin Jr. and his wife, Erika, of Springfield, Vermont; her grandson: Brandon Daudelin, also of Springfield, Vermont; her three siblings, Mona Kelly and husband, Reg, of Waterford, Vermont, Ernest Naylor Jr. of Bellows Falls, Vermont and Lisa Naylor of Chester, Vermont; her nieces and nephew, Myrtle Kelly (Michael) of East Concord, Vermont, Shari Sargent of Waterford, Vermont, and Chris Sargent of Waterford, Vermont; her great-nieces: Kristiana Sargent (Lance) of East Concord, Vermont, Brittany Smith of Lyndonville, Vermont, and many other great nieces and nephews; her two great-great-nephews: Oakley Truhart and Kingston Perry; her very special great Aunt Eva of Chester, Vermont; many cousins and extended family members; and her best friend, Darlene from out west.

Teresa was predeceased by her grandparents: Amy and Fletcher Kendall, and several aunts and uncles.

She was greatly loved by her family. She will be greatly missed.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

John Swiniarski



John (Jack) Swiniarski Jr., 68, of Springfield, Vermont, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following a heart attack.

He was born Dec. 3, 1948, in Beverly, Massachusetts, the son of the late John Sr. and Anna (Bajkiewicz) Swiniarski. He attended North Bennet Street Industrial School in Boston, Massachusetts, and began work as a licensed contractor. He then worked for the United States Postal Service for 28 years until his retirement in 2008, where he held positions such as supervisor, postmaster and district finance manager of several offices across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Jack was an avid card player, had a passion for numismatics, and took pride in his landscaping.

He is survived by four daughters, Tara Fly, husband Paul and sons Nathaniel and Caleb of Edmonds, Washington; Heather Rae Dunn, husband Bill and daughter Mara of Stoneham, Massachusetts; Alexis Swiniarski of Grafton, Ohio; and Samantha Swiniarski of Keene, New Hampshire; his fiancee, Mary LeBlanc of Springfield, Vermont; his sisters, Joan Collins of Erie, Pennsylvania and Geraldine Gagnon and her husband Ernie of Newport, Vermont. Jack is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins, along with many close friends.

He was predeceased by his brother, Robert (Bob) Swiniarski.

Calling hours and a celebration of his life will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vermont.

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

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Rev. Cushman A. Bryant



Reverend Cushman A. Bryant, 92, of Dowling Park, Florida passed away from cancer on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. He was born June 11, 1925, in North Springfield, the son of Clarence and Beatrice (Whitcomb) Bryant. Cushman grew up in North Springfield where he became a member of the Advent Christian Church at age 15.  He graduated from Springfield High School in 1943. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving in WWII.  After his time in the Navy, Cushman attended the New England School of Theology and for 60 years served as pastor at various Advent Christian Churches, including the Advent Christian Church of Rutland, Vermont.

He moved to Dowling Park 35 years ago from Nova Scotia. In retirement, he was a member of the Advent Christian Church in Dowling Park.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years: Erlene A Bryant, Dowling Park, FL ; Three daughters: Joy Goode, Lake City, Fl , Donna Carr, Nicholasville, Ky and Amy Beebe, Apopka, Fl; Two sons: David Bryant, Winter Haven, Fl and James Bryant, Bangor, Me; Eight grandchildren and Eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, September 25, 2017 at Bixler Memorial Chapel, Dowling Park, Fla. with Rev. Jason Hilliard officiating.


In Service of God and Country 

6/29/2015

Seventy years ago, World War II was almost a year old. The United States had yet to enter the war directly, though they were sending supplies to their allies in Europe. Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia were marching (literally and figuratively) through Europe and Asia, defeating and laying claim to those countries they desired. It was a frightening time at home and abroad. And things had only just begun.

As the world remembers the 75th anniversary of its second world war, we would like to take the opportunity to spotlight a few Advent Christian Village members who served our United States as servicemen and women during those years of war. Without the personal sacrifices of brave individuals from all over, the outcome of the last world war would not have been as favorable. One such individual is Cushman Bryant.

Cushman grew up in Vermont. After the war had been going on for a few years, he received a draft notice during the summer of 1943. Not having yet graduated from high school, Cushman’s mother and principal worked it out that Cushman could receive a deferment in order to complete his senior year in half the time and report for military service during the winter of 1944. Cushman says he believes his teachers took pity on him, helping him to pass all his senior classes in half a year, and sending him off to Navy boot camp in January 1944.

Cushman Bryant was a scrappy 
 18-year-old when he joined the 
 Navy in 1944. Cushman served 
 until April 1946. 
After World War II had been going on for a few years, Cushman Bryant received a draft notice during the summer of 1943. Not having yet graduated from high school, Cushman’s mother and principal worked it out that Cushman could receive a deferment in order to complete his senior year in half the time and report for military service during the winter of 1944. Cushman said he believes his teachers took pity on him, helping him to pass all his senior classes in half a year, and sending him off to Navy boot camp in January 1944.

After boot camp, Cushman was assigned to the USS Waldron, a destroyer named for John C. Waldron, a US Naval aviator who led a squadron of torpedo bombers earlier in the war. Cushman was assigned as a gunner’s mate, but construction on the ship was not finished until early summer 1944.

Stationed in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a short distance by train from his hometown of North Springfield, Vermont, Cushman was granted leave to return home for his high school graduation ceremony. Though administration had asked for all applause to be held until the last name was called, when Cushman strode across the stage in uniform to receive his diploma, he received a standing ovation.

For the next two years, Cushman served on the Waldron. The Waldron’s main duty was to escort ships in the Pacific which were putting the pressure on Japanese forces.

One of the more memorable events Cushman remembers is when a Japanese picket boat attacked another destroyer and then attempted to break by the Waldron in order to get to the ships the destroyers were protecting. The Waldron could not fire on the boat because of its proximity to the other destroyer, so she rammed the picket boat, splitting it in two.

During Cushman’s two years as a sailor, he says he may not have advanced in rank or performed any memorable military service, but he is well remembered because of his faith.

Cushman and two other men, after finding each other because all three read their Bibles and prayed in their bunks, approached the captain about holding regular religious services on the Waldron. The captain granted their request and supported them, even when others fought to end their activities. Cushman had not previously had any ideas of becoming a preacher or missionary, but he readily and willingly acted as a chaplain for the men serving on the Waldron, including the captain himself.

Gunner’s Mate Cushman Bryant stands aboard his ship, the USS Waldron, a destroyer.
Cushman remembers fondly one particular sailor. On occasion, when in port, those who were involved in religious services on the separate destroyers would get together for what they called revival services. One of those times, an inebriated sailor approached Cushman and asked if they could pray together. Despite being warned by another chaplain that the sailor was most likely going to give Cushman trouble the next day, Cushman says he responded, “If someone asks me to pray with them, I’m going to pray.” The next day, Cushman found the sailor and discovered that he had left home on bad terms with his family and was now praying that God would heal those relationships. At a Waldron reunion, years later, people remembered that sailor and how Cushman had helped him turn his life around.

Cushman has attended several reunions of the crews of the USS Waldron. In fact, he has the special honor of being a “plank owner,” meaning he was one of the original crew aboard the Waldron when it was first commissioned.

After his time in the Navy, Cushman attended the New England School of Theology and served as pastor at many churches in the east, even after his retirement to Advent Christian Village. At Waldron reunions, he is known as Reverend Bryant and has been asked to pray, and he has also performed a wedding ceremony.

We thank Cushman for his years of service to our country. But, more than that, we thank God that he used Cushman to support and reach so many sailors through love and ministry.

 --Advent Christian Village News,
Dowling Park, Florida

  
Cushman Bryant in 2015

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Rosilda E. Cady



Rosilda E. “Rose” Cady 94, passed away on Monday morning September 18, 2017 at the Springfield Hospital. She was born October 21, 1922 in Manchester, N.H. the daughter of Alfred and Rosilda (Tessier) Caron.

On July 8, 1950 she married Clarence H. Cady in Springfield, Vermont. He predeceased her on April 30, 2004.

As well as being a Mother and Homemaker, Mrs. Cady was employed as a Secretary in the Machine Tool Industry working at the Fellows Gear Shaper and Jones & Lamson Machine Tool Co. in Springfield.

Rose and her husband Clarence enjoyed the outdoors, camping, canoeing, and biking, they also enjoyed traveling. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and volunteered at the Red Cross Blood Drives in Springfield for many years as well as volunteering in the community.

She is survived by her children – Charles H. Cady of Hamilton, N.Y., Thomas J. Cady of Underhill, Vt., Mary E. Hill of Andover, Vt. and Michael A. Cady of Davison, N.C. 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and many niece, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband and her 6 siblings.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday October 7, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Springfield, Vermont. Reverend Peter Williams celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Mary Cemetery in Springfield.

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

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Jonathan B. Holden



Jonathan B. Holden passed away on Monday morning September 18, 2017 at the Springfield Health and Rehab. Center in Springfield, Vermont after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born August 13, 1956 in Springfield, Vermont the son of Kenneth and Carolyn (DeCell) Holden. He attended Springfield schools, graduating from Springfield High School class of 1974.

He was employed as a Machinist with the Bryant Grinder Company in Springfield, Vermont for 20 years, and most recently as a Truck Driver with St. Pierre in Charlestown, New Hampshire for 15 years.

He enjoyed the outdoors, was an avid hunter, enjoyed riding motorcycles and was always willing to lend a hand and help anyone who needed help. He is survived by his son Shawn Holden of Chester, Vt. 3 daughters – Emily Raymond of Essex Jct., Vt. Merideth Comchan of TN., and Ashley Hennessey of Boynton Beach, Fl. 1 brother Randy Holden and his wife Terry of Andover, Vt. 7 grandchildren – Alexis, Madison, Sam, David, Connor, Lauren, and Patrick. Nephew Chris, and nieces – Vanessa, Valerie, Melissa, and Michele.

He was predeceased by his parents Kenneth and Carolyn and brothers Kenneth and Ron.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday September 30, 2017 at the Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville, Vt. Reverend Dave Young will officiate. A celebration of life gathering will follow at K.J.’s in North Springfield.

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

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Lillian E. Colburn



Mrs. Lillian E. (Cote) Colburn, 79, of Springfield, Vermont, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017.

She was born Sept. 26, 1937, in Canterbury, Connecticut, to Victor Cote and Elvezina (Daigneault) Cote of Connecticut.

Lillian worked at Tambrands for 26 years.

She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth A. Colburn Jr., of Springfield, Vermont.

She leaves six children, Christy Lawrence, Kenneth Colburn III, Kevin, Coleen Martin, Kerry and Kelly. Kory Colburn died in 2011.

Lillian has five sisters, Cora Smith, Lena Snide, Jane Fellows, Edna Guarana; and three brothers, Lawrence, Ronald and Ernest Cote.

She was predeceased by one sister, Rita Tatro; and three brothers, Victor, Roger and Conrad Cote.

She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Services will be held privately. Burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire, P.O. Box 881, Brattleboro, VT 05302.

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Gloria O.Thompson



Gloria Odele (Day) Thompson, beloved family historian, died of advanced age Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. She was born in West Stewartstown, N.H. Sunday, Nov. 17, 1918, to Clyde and Odele (Bonney) Day. Gloria was blessed to grow up in loving family with a father who gave her roots and a mother who gave her wings. She had two older brothers, Louis and John and younger siblings, Suzette, June and Merton (Buddy).

Gloria was an avid reader and writer that was rewarded with being the Class Salutatorian in 1936. She fulfilled her mother's dream and received her Teaching Degree from Plymouth State University in 1939. Gloria faithfully returned to her high school and college reunions was the only returning alumni at her 80th high school reunion and at her 75th college reunion. Gloria taught all eight grades in a one room schoolhouse in Stark, N.H. for two years.

On Aug. 31, 1941, she married her high school sweetheart, Harold Thompson, in her mother's beautiful garden. World War II changed their plans and Gloria followed Harold to Key West, Va. and San Francisco. Following Harold's discharge in 1946, they moved back to New England and bought a home on Reservoir Road in Springfield, Vt. where they lived together until 1984.

Gloria and Harold welcomed three blond daughters, Bonnie. Kathleen and Mary from 1949 to 1952. Gloria was "Mommy Thompson" to Susan Spencer Fisher, who lived across the street and she also babysat other children on Reservoir Road. She and Harold traced their family trees before Ancestry.com was available. They continue their love of travel and re-visited places that they had been in the 1940's.

The birth of a granddaughter in 1978 brightened their lives and Brianna and her grandmother developed a very close bond. Following Harold's death, Gloria moved to Jensen's Park in Concord, N.H. in 1985. She later lived at BriarPipe Apartments in Penacook, N.H., and at Gerrish Manor and Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, N.H. When asked her secret of aging gracefully, Gloria attributed it to her great beginnings in northern, rural New Hampshire. Come December, Gloria enjoyed the pleasurable task of sending over 100 Christmas cards and she continued this practice until her 98th year.


Gloria had a quiet but deep faith that was celebrated in the Methodist Churches of Springfield, Vt. and Concord. She was a kind and accepting woman who loved to visit and share stories of her past and present. And she had a delightful sense of humor that kept her spirits up and made family, friends and helpers chuckle. Saying goodbye to her daughter, Bonnie, in October 2009 was a time of great sadness. Her two surviving daughters, include Kathleen Thompson in Houston and Mary Allard, Concord, and her granddaughter, Brianna Allard, Portsmouth. In addition, Gloria is survived by her brother, Buddy, West Stewartstown, Helen Hurd Day, widow of John W. Day, Fort Myers, Fla., 16 nieces and nephews and their partners, including Dick and Jacki Day of Concord, cousin, Janet Shaw of Bow, her son-in-law, Stanley Bean, Orange, Mass. and she is great-aunt to more than 40 grandnieces and grandnephews and the fast growing next generation of the Day family.

Calling hours will be followed by funeral services on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Wendall Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook, N.H.

Graveside burial will be held on Friday, Sept. 15, at 11:30 a.m. in Canaan N.H.

Remembrances of Gloria can be sent to Mary Allard, 19 Amoskeag Road, Concord, NH 03301.

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With daughter Mary



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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wesley D. Jewell Sr.


Wesley D. Jewell Sr., 94, died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

He was born Jan. 22, 1923, in East Topsham, the son of Raymond and Marie (McKay) Jewell.

He graduated in 1941 from Bradford Academy and later, from Concord (New Hampshire) Business School.

Mr. Jewell married Blanche Carpenter Sept. 10, 1948, in East Corinth.

He was employed as a machinist with Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield for 17 years and later, as a truck driver with St. Johnsbury Trucking, retiring after 17 years of service.

He was a member of Minerva Lodge #86 F&AM in East Corinth, the Mount Sinai Shriners and the Sinai Joes Clown Unit. He was also a volunteer driver for CRT. Mr. Jewell enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling, vegetable gardening and puttering.

Survivors include his wife, of North Springfield; four children, Virginia Ricker, Susan Jewell, both of Perkinsville, Wesley Jewell Jr., Mark Jewell, both of Springfield; a sister, Paula Jewell, of East Corinth; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

The graveside Masonic service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in New Cemetery in East Corinth.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Charlene Chase-Murray



Charlene Chase-Murray, 59, of Concord, N.H., passed away on September 4, 2017 following a lengthy illness.

Born on June 22, 1958 in Springfield, VT she was daughter of the late Everett and Gladys (French) Parry.

Charlene worked for many years as a Nurse’s Assistant at the Odd Fellows Home. She was also employed by Mr. Sweeps Sweeping Service in Concord as well as Magic Mile Transportation.

Charlene was very artistic. Anything she could do with her hands made her happy from making candy, sewing, gardening, knitting and cooking. She was known as the baby specialist. If she walked into a room and you had a baby she was going to talk to you and hope to hold that baby!

Besides her parents, Charlene was predeceased by two sisters, Whanitta Sheetz and Charlotte Lynch.

Charlene is survived by her husband of 27 years, Johnnie S. Murray, Jr. of Concord, her sons, Anthony D. Chase and his wife Christina of Franklin and Steven A. Chase and his fiancĂ© Tiffany Stanberry of Franklin; she also leaves Kami and Randy Dio who were like her own children, siblings, Theodore “Rusty” Parry and his wife Molly “Booth” Parry of Allenstown, Howard Parry of Springfield, VT and Barbara Elliott of Deltona, FL, Wayne Parry of Cornish, Lee Parry of Henniker, Richard Parry and his wife Terry of Springfield, VT and Levi Parry and his wife Dot of Pembroke; 6 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild with another on the way, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling Hours will be held on Sunday, September 10th from 3 to 6 P.M. at the Petit-Roan Funeral Home, 167 Main Street in Pembroke. Her Funeral Service will be held on Monday, September 11th at 10:00 A.M. at Landmark Baptist Church, 103 Chichester Road in Loudon. Interment will be held at 11:30 A.M. at New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. Following the burial, all are welcome to join the family at the Landmark Baptist Church for a reception in Charlene's honor. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Johnnie Murray, Jr., 190 Manchester Street, Unit 13, Concord, NH 03301.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Duane G. Wyman



Duane G. Wyman, 90, of Felchville, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at his home.

He was born Dec. 19, 1926, in Felchville, the son of Claude L. and Dorothy E. (Nutter) Wyman.

He graduated in 1944 from Springfield High School after taking the five-year co-operative course serving apprenticeship at Jones and Lamson Machine Tool Co.

Mr. Wyman served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II as a Qualified Cadet.

He married Jessie E. Petty, of Ludlow, May 24, 1947, in Brownsville.

He retired as a supervisor after about 40 years at Jones and Lamson in Springfield. He also worked for Cone Automatic in Windsor, Bryant Grinder, Eric R. Bibens, both in Springfield, as well as the state and town of Reading highway departments. Mr. Wyman served on the School Board and as tree warden, auditor, lister, chairman for Felchville Cemetery Association and firefighter.

He was past member of the Masonic Lodge in Springfield and enjoyed summers at the Lake Echo cottage he had built. Survivors include his wife, of Felchville; two sons, Alan Wyman, of Harwood, MD, and Dennis Wyman, of Salt Lake City; five granddaughters; many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two siblings, Wanda Maki and Morris Wyman.

The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, in Felchville Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Wyman home on Tyson Road.

Memorial contributions may be made to Felchville Cemetery Association, in care of Howard Sanderson Jr., P.O. Box 129, Reading, VT 05062.

Arrangements are by Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. For online condolences, visit www.knightfuneralhomes.com.

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Francis L. Hilliard



Francis Leslie Hilliard, 92, formerly of Bellows Falls, Vermont passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He is predeceased by his wife Doris (Grout) Hilliard, whom he married Oct. 1, 1960. Francis was born Nov. 7, 1924, to Adelaide Hilliard in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

He attended school in Charlestown prior to joining the Navy in 1943 to serve his country during World War II. Before retiring in 1986, he worked for 35 years at the Fellows Gear Shaper Corporation in Springfield, Vermont, as a machinist/assemblyman, where he was known as “Butch." After marrying, he moved to Bellows Falls where he resided until December of 2009 when he moved to Beachwood, Ohio to live with his daughter, her husband and their two sons.

He is survived by his daughter, Betty Hilliard; son-in-law E. Rene Rodriguez; grandsons Jonathan and Duncan Rodriguez; his sister, Nancy Bogle of Claremont and brother-in-law, Brian; as well several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Alstead.

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Nancy G. Eaton



Nancy Gertrude Eaton, 80, passed away Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 29, 1937, in Dorset, Vermont, the daughter of Harlan and Dorothy (Crandall) Coolidge. Nancy grew up on the family dairy farm in Dorset and was a graduate of Burr & Burton Academy. Nancy continued her education at the University of Vermont, where she received her degree in teaching. She went on to become a math teacher in Windsor. She afterward became a social worker for the Vermont Department of Human Services, working in Springfield, Vermont.

Nancy loved the outdoors, she loved caring for her horses and riding with her friends, she was also an avid vegetable and flower gardener and she loved her St. Bernards.

Surviving is her daughter Teresa Eaton of Perkinsville; her two grandchildren, Miranda Holmes and Jeremy Holmes; and her two great-grandchildren, Colin and Gabriel Holmes.

She was predeceased by her husband, Irving Eaton.

The graveside service and interment will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville. A celebration of her life will follow at the Springfield VFW Post #771.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to The Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.
Arrangements are in care of Adams Funeral Home, Chester.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Arthur R. Taft



Arthur R. Taft, 59, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

He was born Sept. 23, 1957, in Springfield, the son of Clifford and Rena (Martin) Taft.

He graduated in 1975 from Springfield High School.

Mr. Taft was employed as a lineman and in electrical maintenance at substations for Central Vermont Public Service for many years. He built, owned and managed North Springfield Self Storage for many years.

He enjoyed snowmobiling and riding motorcycles.

Survivors include a brother, Martin Taft, of North Springfield, nephews, great-nephews and -nieces.

He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Nancy Sammel.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the funeral home with the Rev. George Keeler, pastor of North Springfield Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in North Springfield.

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