NAPOLEON L. DUBRAY MILTON - Napoleon L. Dubray of Milton passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at the age of 71. He was born on May 6, 1944, in New Britain, Conn., to Roger and Willimae (Cusson) Dubray, who both predecease him. He served in the United States Air Force after graduating from Johnson, High School. Napoleon worked at McAuliffe's Office Products for many years before starting his own business, Dubray Electronics Repair. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Leah Dubray of Virginia; daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Chris Larose of South Burlington; his fiancee, Margaret Fontaine of Milton; stepsons, Raymond and Daniel Fontaine; siblings, Jane and Robert Fisher of Fairfax, Mary and Jim Barrett of Jericho, Connie and Tom Brooks of Woodbury, and Rose and Brian Cubit of Texas. He is also survived by his seven beloved grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and extended family. Poly, as he was so fondly known by all, was a very loving and devoted father. He may be gone but will never be forgotten. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, at Stephen C. Gregory & Son Cremation Services, 472 Meadowland Drive, Ste. 7, South Burlington. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions be made to St. Jude's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
BURLINGTON - Eric Stanley Bacon, 56, died on Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Burlington. He was born on Nov. 2, 1958, in Burlington. He served in the United States Air Force from 1977-1980, and was employed with Lane Press for 30 years. He is survived by his parents, Conrad and Carole Bacon, of York, S.C.; sister, Tracy Bolin of Fort Mill, S.C.; brother, Jeff Bacon of Johnson; two nephews; and one niece. The family will receive friends and family from 6 to 8 p.m. on July 24, 2015, at Stephen C. Gregory & Son Cremation Services, 472 Meadowland Drive, Ste. 7, South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes contributions be made to Teen Challenge Vermont, Men's Center, 1296 Collins Hill Road, Johnson, VT 05656.
STARKSBORO -- On July 5, 2015, Lillian S. (Duffy) Cleary, 88, joined her predeceased mother, Ottilie (Muller) Duffy and father, Michael Duffy. She leaves behind a brother, Michael Duffy, who resides in California.
Born on Oct. 11, 1926, in New Jersey, she had been a resident of Starksboro, Vt., for 25 years.
Lillian also leaves behind her husband of 68 years, Robert E. Cleary Sr.; their five children, Robert E. Jr. and wife, Josephine (Pascarello), Lillian S. and husband, Vincent Lallo, Karen C. and her late husband, Charles Weber Jr., Keven T. and wife, Kathe (Miller), and John M. and wife, Patricia (Kischner); 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.
Lillian will be cremated and a memorial service held in New Jersey at a later date. Arrangements are in care of Stephen C. Gregory & Son Cremation Service, South Burlington.
ESSEX JUNCTION -- James S. Prisco, of Essex Junction, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, June 28, 2015.
Jimmy grew up in Spotswood, N.J., and moved to Vermont in 2011. He was a third year apprentice with Benoit Electric.
He leaves behind his wife, Ashley; their eight-month-old daughter, Saige; father and stepmother, Tony and Darlene Prisco of Toms River, N.J.; two brothers, Christopher Prisco of Greensboro, N.C., and Nick Prisco and Shannon Byrne-Levy of Little Egg Harbor, N.J.; several nieces and nephews from New Jersey and Vermont; in-laws; and many friends. He was predeceased by his mother; and three siblings.
A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stephen C. Gregory & Son Cremation Services, 472 Meadowland Drive, Suite 7, South Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, an education fund is being set up for Saige. Donations can be made to Ashley Prisco for the benefit of Saige Prisco, PO Box 454, Essex Junction, VT 05453.
ROSEMARIE HANSON COLCHESTER - Rosemarie Hanson, 75, went to the Lord in the heavenly sky on June 25, 2015, as a result of a short bout with spine and lung cancer, while living her last days at the Vermont Respite House in Williston. Rosemarie was born on Oct. 30, 1939, the daughter of Chester Patch Sr. and Iriana "Irene" Patch, in Ventura County, Calif. At a young age, her family moved to Chester, Vt. She quit school while in the 10th grade to help support her family. She became a waitress and continued waitressing most of her young life in many different places including Plattsburgh Airbase. She also worked in a shoe shop for a while. In the early '80s, she began school to learn hairdressing and completed a GED course to finish her education and receive her diploma. In later years, she worked at both the Essex and then later Colchester Burger King's for 15 years, until she retired in April 2015, due to illness. She was predeceased by her parents; two brothers, Chester Jr. and Leo; her husband, William "Bingo" Hanson; and her companion of 37 years, James Economos. She is survived by her only son, Jamie Hanson and his wife, Colleen, of Colchester; four sisters, baby sister, Leona Aiguier and her husband, Richard, of Hinesburg, Barbara Patch of St. George Villa, Grace Patch and Donna Patch, both of Burlington; several nieces and nephews; her four favorite "grandchildren," cats, Shylove, Heather, and Cuddles Andrew, and her favorite shadow, Blackie Lee; extended family; and the many friends she made while working at Burger King. A wake and graveside service will be held at a future date to be announced. Arrangements are in care of Stephen C. Gregory & Son Cremation Service, South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
CAROL BLANCHE (PATNODE) BARTLETT - JERICHO - Carol Blanche (Patnode) Bartlett passed away at her home with her loving family by her side on June 11, 2015. Born in Grand Isle on July 30, 1934, she was the daughter of Carl and Arrieta (Roque) Patnode. She was married on Dec. 15, 1956, to her loving husband, Irving A. Bartlett, who survives her. She is also survived by her daughters, Pamela and husband, Steve Spiller, of Westford, and Bonnie and husband, Steve Ayers, of Essex Junction. Carol spent her life as a housewife and homemaker, creating an aura of love and family for those around her. As an established interior decorator, she lent her talent to numerous projects with her husband. Above all else, Carol dedicated her life to her extended families. Carol was predeceased by her parents; sisters, Thelma Weingart, Joyce Cardinal, and Theone Bolduc; and adopted son, Michael Cardinal. In addition to her husband and daughters, Carol is survived by her wonderful sister and friend, Betty Rainville of Essex Junction; special brother, Robert Patnode and wife, Annette, of Florida; dear and special friends, Raymond and Patty Limoge of Florida; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; in-laws; and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by good friends Leo and Theresa Compagna of Essex Junction; and numerous business and social associates. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Pamela Dawson, Dr. Donald Majercik, and all the nurses from the VNA. Carol is leaving an irreplaceable void and will be especially missed by all. A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church, 39 Main St., Essex Junction, on Monday, June 22, 2015, at 2 p.m. Arrangements are in care of Stephen C. Gregory & Son Cremation Service, South Burlington.
BURLINGTON -- Our dear Jon, friend and loved one to legions, had nothing left to give after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer in the morning hours of June 3, 2015.
Jonathan James Curry was a gift to Jack and Josephine Curry on July 17, 1973. The little red-head rapidly became the most accomplished athlete of all the Currys, despite his now famous upright, "penguin" running style, now imitated by athletes all over the world. A force of nature in the South End Little League, then later as a proud Seahorse on Buck Hard Field, Jon was a leader by example with team play and work ethic. While attending Burlington High School, Jon cultivated a wide reaching, amazingly cohesive "Crew of 92" that has remained strong and supportive of him and his family throughout the years.
Jon attended Vermont Academy, Plymouth State College and went on to graduate from Champlain College, Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in Social Work… and social he was indeed. His warm laugh, generous nature and sense of humor drew people to him like kids to ice cream. As a Para educator at Hunt Middle School, and as a volunteer football coach for Burlington Youth Football, Jon gave of himself for young people while at the same time building a beautiful life for himself.
In the wake of this life, our "Banjo Eyes" leaves behind his devoted and loving wife, Holly Treiber whom he married in 2005, and their beautiful miracle, Jane Abigail, who arrived in 2011; parents, Jack and Josephine; brother, Jason and wife, Lisa; brother, Daniel and wife, Sarah; sister-in-law, Katie and husband Jon; brother-in-law, Mat and wife, Roxanne; aunt, Margaret Hard; uncle, Gordon Curry; nieces and nephews, Jacob, Thomas, Jack, Amelia, Elizabeth (Currys all), Owen, Naomi, Kai (Gunnip), and Suki Marie (Treiber).
Special thanks to Dr. Maura Barry and Ashley Cohen, RN, for their kindness, dedication and compassion helping Jon and Holly through the past months, as well as to the staff at the Vermont Cancer Center, the VNA of Chittenden County, and Stephen C. Gregory & Son whose support, empathy and love went beyond the call of a job. Further thanks to the Mahana Magic Foundation and Ali Waltien, CCLS, who were instrumental in helping guide Jane through the past few months.
Jon will be forever missed and loved by his family and friends.
VERGENNES -- A Mass of Christian Burial for Maggie Quinn who passed away on March 20, 2015, in Florida, at the age of 73, will be celebrated on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Vergennes. Burial will take place after the Mass at Prospect Cemetery, followed by a reception at the Eagles Club.
The family wishes to thank everyone who helped with the care of Maggie during her illness while in Vermont, including the nurses, doctors and staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center; Porter Hospital and Rehabilitation; Birchwood Manor; and Addison County Home Health and Hospice, as well as the staff at the hospital and home hospice services at The Villages in Florida. Maggie received loving, compassionate and expert care in both states.
Arrangements in Vermont are entrusted to Stephen C. Gregory & Son Cremations of South Burlington. Any questions may be directed to them at (802) 985-3523 or email@example.com.
HINESBURG -- David Paul Francis, 58, passed away on May 16, 2015, in the UVM Medical Center after years of failing health. He was born on Oct. 7, 1956, son of Donald and Helen (Fisk) Francis.
He leaves his mother, Helen Francis; sons, Paul (Lily) Norman, Michael Francis, and Jeremy (Hope) Grant; his four-legged son, Meko; daughter, Melissa (Charles) Chapman; sisters, Sharron Flanigan, Connie (Schuyler) Stratton, Donna (Frank) Burroughs, Leona (Eric) Ross, and Deidra (Don) Folts; brothers, Donny Francis, and Terry (Bonnie) Francis; eight grandchildren; a large extended family; and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Donald Francis.
A funeral service will be held at St. Jude's Church in Hinesburg on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 10 a.m. Arrangements are in the care of Stephen C. Gregory & Son of South Burlington.
WINOOSKI -- Ralph Francis Sears, 75, of Winooski, passed away at home on Monday, May 18, 2015, after a long illness.
Ralph was born on June 6, 1939, in Burlington, the son of Raymond and Alfreda Sears. Ralph attended Burlington schools before proudly joining the US Navy of which he was honorably discharged. Ralph was an independent, self-made man who built and owned several businesses from Florida to Vermont.
Ralph is survived by four sons, Marc Sears of Great Falls, Mont., Michael and Gina Sears of Colchester, Matthew and Alma Sears of Colchester, and Mickey Sears and significant other, Sara Barnier, of Panama Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren, Lindsey, Meagan, Brittney, Briana, Andrew, and Justin; and his lifelong best friends, Patrick Lovejoy and Vern Lovejoy.
Besides his parents, Ralph was predeceased by his sisters, Audrey and Elsie; and brother, Ronald.
Ralph was an avid Red Sox fan who never missed a game, and was a great friend and father who will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
At his request, there will be no visiting hours and burial will be private. Arrangements are in care of Stephen C. Gregory & Son Cremation Services.
BURLINGTON -- Carol Ann Menard, 74, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2015, in Burlington.
Carol was born on July 29, 1940, to Alfred and Thelma Barcomb. She graduated from Winooski High School in 1958. Carol worked as an administrative assistant in the private sector.
Carol was predeceased by her parents, Alfred and Thelma; husband, Victor; and daughter, Jacquelyn "Lynn" Smith. She is survived by her brother, Alfred Barcomb and wife, Maryann; sister, Elizabeth Bruno and husband, Joseph; brother, Randall Barcomb and wife, Tara; son, Ricky Therrell and wife, Kay; daughters, Lori Hamlin and husband, Joe, and Melissa Cates and husband, Ken; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to Barbara Black and the Burlington Palliative Care Center for their support in her final days.
A reception will be held at Fern Hill Apartments, 214 N. Prospect St., in the recreational room on Saturday, May 16, 2015, from 1 to 4 p.m. Parking is available next door at the Ohavi Zedek Synagogue. A private memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 17, 2015, for family. Services in care of Stephen C. Gregory & Son, South Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN, 38148; or Center for Sarcoma Bone Oncology, 450 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215.
Lillian Murtha Passed away Monday, April 27th 2015. Lily passed surrounded by her children and close loved ones at the Vermont Respite House. Born Lillian Williams on September 16th 1960, in New haven Connecticut. Lily spent her far too short life sacrificing herself in so many ways for her own children and giving love and care to anyone in her life who lacked enough of it otherwise. Lily will surely be remembered by those who knew her as a woman fierce in kindness and resolve. Lily had a stubborn spirit that kept her strong so many times throughout her turbulent life, and kept her fighting hard to her final breath. Lily is survived by her husband Robert Murtha as well as her 3 children, 7 grandchildren, and 6 beloved siblings. Lily was born of proud Mi'kmaq native descent and her loss is surely felt by the Burnt Church First Nation of which her heritage resides. Lily's spirit carries on in the many whom she gave her love to, a small service for her will be held by Stephen C. Gregory and Son Cremation Service on Saturday May 2nd. In Lieu of Flowers or other contributions please send donations in her name to the Vermont Respite House 99 Allen Brook Ln, Williston, VT 05495.
ESSEX -- Amy N. White, born on Nov. 16, 1926, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015. She was 88 years old.
For many years, Amy lived in her beautiful home on the Pleasant Valley Road in Pleasant Valley, Vt., with her furry animal friends and her well-tended garden. She enjoyed skiing, doing cross-stitch, sewing and listening to classical music. Amy was a wonderful mother and friend. She loved entertaining family and friends in her home. She was known as a highly intelligent, proud and caring woman. Amy worked for many years as an Occupational Therapist through Franklin and Grand Isle Mental Health. She was well-loved and respected by all who knew her in the work place.
Amy was preceded in death by her father, Kay (Weiss) White; mother, Ella A. (Nudelman) White; and sister, Vera White, all originally from Queens, N.Y. She is survived by one daughter, Ella (White) Michard; granddaughters, Sharon Michard and Christy Michard; and great-grandchildren.
Amy's care is entrusted to the Stephen C. Gregory & Son Cremation Service in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your local Humane Society in memory of Amy N. White.
MIDDLEBURY -- Robert C. Kingsley died April 20, 2015, at his home in Middlebury.
Born in Kenosha, Wis., July 18, 1922, the son of Ralph S. and Eva Wells Kingsley, he attended public school in Kenosha. He entered Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., in September 1940, and received his degree in December 1943, wearing the uniform of a midshipman in the U.S. Navy. He trained in the Navy as a Russian linguist. After three years of active duty during World War II, he continued to work as a civilian for the Defense Department, until being recalled to active duty for two years during the Korean War. He then spent two years at George Washington University law school before moving to East Middlebury in November 1955, where he became the owner of the Waybury Inn. Upon the sale of the inn in 1966, he became associated with Fisher Travel Service during which time he traveled extensively around the world. He retired when the agency was sold in 1980.
Bob was an early member of the Middlebury Community Players. There, he was both an actor and a director. His favorite role was that of Nathan Detroit in "Guys and Dolls," the first musical the Players staged. He repeated the role a second time in the early 1980s. Other roles were Luther Billis in "South Pacific," the devil in "Damn Yankees," and Harrison Floyd in "High Button Shoes," which he also directed. Other directorial work include "The Caine Mutiny Court Martial," "The Thurber Carnival," and "Wonderful Town." As benefits for the Porter Hospital, Bob produced eight edition of the Porter Follies, most them at Keewaydin Camp. The Follies were musical revues featuring local talent.
Bob was a founding member and past chair of the Friends of the Art Museum of Middlebury College. He also served as treasurer of the Sheldon Historical Museum for several years. The community service for which he had the greatest enthusiasm was as a volunteer of Porter Hospital, where he piled up more than 5,000 hours. During the winters, he vacationed in California, where he amassed over 1,500 hours as a volunteer at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Bob was an avid reader, puzzle solver, but most of all enjoyed spending time at his cabin in Ripton working on various projects.
He was predeceased by a brother and sister, and is survived by two nephews and two nieces.
There will be no service. Friends will be invited to celebrate Bob's life and their friendship with him at date to be announced. Arrangements are under the care of Stephen Gregory Cremation Services of South Burlington. Donations may be made in Bob's name to The Town Hall Theater of Middlebury or Porter Hospital.
MILTON, Vt./MELBOURNE, Fla. -- George Bushey, 80, of Milton, Vt., and Melbourne, Fla., passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
George was born in Cambridge, Vt., on Feb. 8, 1935. On Oct. 31, 1959, George was married to his loving wife, Phyllis J. Villeneuve of Cambridge. George was in the Navy and was on the U.S.S. Constitution. He was later employed by Vermont Transit Bus Lines as a bus driver for 35 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobile trips to Canada with his son and two brothers, playing golf, poker night at AppleTree Bay Resort, shuffle board, going to various casinos to gamble, mowing the lawn with his John Deer Tractor, playing tail gate toss with family and friends, and Saturday night movie nights and dinner with his son, Mark.
George was predeceased by his parents, Cecile Parent Bushey and Fred Bushey; brothers, Bernard Bushey and Hector Bushey; sister, Alene Gentry; brother-in-law, Richard Gentry; mother-in-law, Clara Cross Villeneuve; and father-in-law, Wilfred Villeneuve.
George is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis Bushey of Milton; son, Mark Bushey of Milton; son, Craig Bushey of Houston, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Emile and Ann Bushey of Brooksville, Fla.; brother and sister-in-law, Homer and Pauline Bushey of Essex Junction; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Eugene and Mary Villeneuve of Jeffersonville; brother-in-law, Dalton Villeneuve of Milton; sister-in-law, Judy Bushey of Waterville; and several nieces and nephews.
The immediate family would like to offer a special thanks to all of the wonderful staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center and the Franklin County Health and Rehabilitation Center.
There will be no calling hours. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. A celebration of George's life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are in the care of Stephen C. Gregory & Son Cremation Service, South Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, 77 Sunset View Road; PO Box 459, South Hero, VT 05486.
BURLINGTON -- Pauline Dusablon, 89, passed away on April 14, 2015, in Burlington, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on Jan. 9, 1926, in Winooski, the daughter of the late Osias and Hortense (Campbell) Soutiere. Pauline married her childhood sweetheart, Richard W. Dusablon, Sr., on June 14, 1947. Together they raised six children; and in their leisure time, they loved to go to garage sales, and take long scenic car rides while many times pulling their Fan trailer.
She was a woman of strong family tradition with a deep devotion to her Lord. The center of her life was any occasion that brought her family together. Those occasions included weekly "gals versus guys" card games that often erupted into good-natured teasing and the eventual capitulation of the men! She was stylish, spicy and said it like it was. In her younger days, she loved to shop, walk and bowl; and then later, crochet, read and do word puzzles.
Left to cherish Pauline's memories is her husband, Richard, of 67 years; their children, Richard Dusablon, Jr. (Mary Kay), Dale Boutin (Joseph), Darlene Ryan, Judy Martelle (Philip), Paula Kolich, and Lorie Nichols (Michael); 20 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Bernard and Ronald; sisters, Lucille and Theresa; brothers-in-law, Walter Dusablon, Jr., Edmund Guillemette, and Rene Companion; sister-in-law, Amy Soutiere; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her son-in-law, David L. Ryan, and granddaughter, Kellie V. Ryan, in 1996; brothers, Clement, Robert, Edward, Lawrence, Norman, and Maurice; and sisters, Annette and Claire.
The family wishes to express sincere thanks to the staff at Starr Farm Nursing Center, Dr. Tina D'Amato and Angel.
There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Church in Winooski on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 10 a.m., with Monsignor Richard Lavalley officiating. The family invites you to share your memories and condolences by visiting www.gregorycremation.com.
Contributions in Pauline's memory may be made to your favorite charity.
Mary Jane (Tucker) Thieret went to be with her Savior on April 15, 2015, in Burlington, Vermont, at the age of 84. Mary Jane was born on May 29, 1930 in Johnson City, New York, the daughter of Tracy Judson Tucker and Irene (Savage) Tucker.
While attending Baptist Bible Seminary in her hometown, she met Eugene Thieret. They were married at the First Baptist Church in Johnson City in 1949 and had six children together. Mary Jane was a homemaker, a housewife and mother. She loved to spend her time entertaining church members and missionaries from around the world who visited on furlough. She and her husband were very active serving God with their church families in Northfield, Ohio; Johnson City, New York; Burlington; and Williston. Her participation included teaching Sunday school, singing in the church choir, playing saxophone with the church ensemble, leading Bible groups, and orchestrating the Vacation Bible School summer program. Many years were spent in her love of teaching children through the Child Evangelism Fellowship, and as Christian Education Director for the district.
Mary Jane worked for the Bureau of Reclamation in Washington, D.C. during the early years of her marriage. When her husband’s work transferred them to Princeton, New Jersey, she complimented her social skills with a job with Welcome Wagon, working her way up to district supervisor. She continued working with them when the family moved to Vermont where she became manager of the state. It was also here in Vermont that her love for music branched out to include barbershop singing with the Champlain Echoes and the Sweet Adelines in Burlington. In 1971, she accepted a position at the University of Vermont in the Microbiology and Biochemistry department. Twenty years later, she retired from UVM and began enjoying a much-deserved retirement with her husband in their South Burlington home.
She is survived by her six children; Dr. Tracy Thieret and his wife Suzanne (Beaudry) of Webster, New York, Sandy Pariseau and her husband Raymond of Hartland, Pamela Osborne and her husband Steve of Williston, Martin Thieret and his wife Kelly (Bucke) of Swanton, Pastor Mark Thieret and his wife Wendy (Ronk) of Lancaster, Ohio, and Scott Thieret of Nashua, New Hampshire; grandchildren Benjamin Thieret, Cameron Barden (and his partner Marissa DeRose), Joseph Thieret, Derek Thieret (and his wife Sarah), Zachary Barden, and Micah Thieret; and her first great-granddaughter, Chloe Grace DeRose-Barden. In addition to her husband’s sisters Halcyon Strickland and Rachel Palmer of Norwalk, Ohio, she is also survived by her sister Linda Lott and her husband Kenneth of Dallas, Texas, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Eugene G. Thieret, her grandson Samuel Tucker Thieret, and her sister, Betty Lou Krewson of Raleigh, North Carolina.
A celebration of her life will be held at Christ Memorial Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25, 2015. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary Jane's name to NETS Institute for Church Planting at 999 Essex Road in Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements are in the care of Stephen C. Gregory & Son, South Burlington, VT.
CLAIRE K. PEASE - ESSEX JUNCTION - Claire K. Pease, 95, passed away on April 13, 2015, surrounded by her family at her home in Essex Junction. She was born in Detroit, Mich., on Sept. 12, 1919, the daughter of Harry and Harriet Kanouse. She was happily married to Dr. Richard E. Pease, M.D., for 65 years. In 1969, they moved to Jericho. Her welcoming home was a magnet for extended family members of five generations and friends and neighbors who were frequent visitors. Claire was always impeccably dressed for all occasions. She delighted in cooking for a crowd, always trying new recipes. Her houseplants thrived under her care. She loved to knit and always won during family games of Scrabble or cards, often to the chagrin of her husband, Dick. In the community, Claire served by delivering Meals On Wheels and volunteering at the Old Mill Craft Shop in Jericho. Claire was predeceased by her husband, Dick; and youngest son, Richard, Jr. She is survived by her children, John Jewell, Jr., and his wife, Kathleen, of Wisconsin, Brian Jewell of Tennessee, Gretchen Cannady and Larry Brown of Burlington, Cindy Jensen and husband, Chuck, of Denver, Colo., Peter Pease and Barbara Page of Underhill, Heidi Simpson and husband, Brunzevel, of Detroit, Mich.; and many grand and great-grandchildren. The family would like to express their appreciation for Claire's close neighbors and friends, the staff at McClure floor at UVM Medical Center, the VNA Hospice Care Team, the caregivers at Mansfield Place, and the special ladies of Silver Leaf In-Home Care; all of whom made Claire's last years of life a true comfort. Arrangements are in care of Stephen C. Gregory and Son Cremation Service, South Burlington. A memorial celebration for Claire will be arranged for later in the spring at the time of the interment.
COLCHESTER- Our Dad passed peacefully at his home on Monday, April 13, 2015.
Dave was born on December 2, 1942 at Fanny Allen Hospital in Winooski, VT. Dave served in the Air National Guard, he was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. All of his life, he was always working on a special project, from his younger years in his family's basement through his later years on the family farm. He loved to build things, take them apart, learn how they worked. He was an inventor is so many ways. Throughout his working career he was a self-made business owner. A true entrepreneur, and very respected in his community, he had many strong, deep-rooted relationships. He prided himself on his commitment and honesty secured by a firm handshake, a trait that he proudly shared with his Father and Father-in-Law, and passed on to his son. A loving father, grandpa, husband, son and brother, he will be deeply missed but we take comfort knowing that his legacy will live on through his children and grandchildren.
Dave was predeceased by his beloved wife, partner and best friend, Brenda Scribner DeForge, his father, Leo DeForge, his mother, Audrey LaDue DeForge and his father-in-law, Charles Scribner.
Left to cherish his memory are his son Michael and wife Sonya, his daughter Michelle and husband Chris McCall, his son Jed Ruhl and his daughter Kate Ruhl; Siblings, Patricia, Linda, Michael, Deborah and Cynthia; Mother-in-law, Gloria Wright Scribner and Grandchildren, Ryleigh, Matthew, Alexis, Arielle, Hayley and Hunter.
There will be calling hours and sharing of memories on Thursday, April 16th from 5:30 - 7:30 at Holy Cross Parish Hall, located on Church Road in Colchester, VT. The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Friday April 17th at Holy Cross Church.
Dave loved and was beloved by his children. In his honor, the family requests memorial donations may be made to the SASH program at Holy Cross Senior Housing which was dedicated to Dave’s mom, Audrey, located at 468 Church Road, Colchester, VT 05446.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Stephen C. Gregory and Son Cremation Service, South Burlington, VT.
PAULINE RUTH (MUZZY) STEADY - VERGENNES - Our lives have once again changed with the passing of Pauline Ruth (Muzzy) Steady, 90, surrounded by love and family, on March 30, 2015. Pauline was born on March 28, 1925, in Ferrisburgh. She graduated from Vergennes High School and attended a couple of years of business school. She married Randall E. Steady, the love of her life, and they were married just shy of 65 years upon his passing in June 2011. She was above all a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend. In her spare time, she worked at GMP, Basin Harbor, Kennedy Brothers, as well as on their own dairy farm. She also supported her husband when he served in W.W.II. Her Christian faith was a big part of her life. She was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Vergennes where she enjoyed teaching Catechism. She is survived by her children, Irene Steady, Sharon and Roger Pryor, Rodney Steady, Cory and Michele Steady, and Robin Steady; sisters, Norma Duclos and Caroline Hill; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; several brothers- and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Randall Steady; son, Randy Steady; brother, Basil Muzzy; and sisters, Eunice St. Jean and Charlotte Allen. The family would like to give special thanks to Barb Lavoie, Karen Larrow, home health and hospice, along with the aides. They all went above and beyond with our mother's care. She was a beloved woman by all that knew her. She loved each and every one of her grandchildren with her whole heart! Her face would just light-up when any one of them would walk into the room. She will be truly missed by all! Combined services for Randall and Pauline will be held at a later date. Details are being handled by Stephen C. Gregory & Son Cremation Service in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 754, Route 7, Middlebury, VT 05753.