ROSEMARIE HANSON

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
 

RALPH F. SEARS

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.

CAROL ANN MENARD

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.

AMY N. WHITE

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.

PAULINE RUTH (MUZZY) STEADY

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.