Rose Evelyn Williams
MIDDLEBURY — Rose Evelyn Williams, 79, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at Vermont Respite House in Williston. She was born Nov. 2, 1928, in St. Johnsbury, the daughter of Charles and Josephine Emery.
She did volunteer work at Addison County Community Action Group in Middlebury.
She is survived by six children, Anthony Pidgeon of Cornwall, Deborah Wildasin and husband Phil of Addison, Maureen Pidgeon and fiancé Bret Benner of South Burlington, Jody Pidgeon of Rutland, Tina Wildasin and husband Paul Jr. of Waltham, and Scott Pidgeon of Middlebury; thirteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Clayton Emery of New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Ellie Mae Pidgeon, in 1968; and two sisters, Arlene Emery and Isabelle Emery.
Friends may call at Vergennes Congregational Church on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov 20, at Vergennes Congregational Church. Interment will be in South Hero Cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Vermont Respite House, 89 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495, or Addison County Community Action Group, 282 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753.
Vincent “Vince” Russo
LEICESTER — Vincent “Vince” Russo, 81, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, at his home in Leicester. He was born in East Haven, Conn., on May 6, 1926, the son of Maurizio and Lena (Biardino) Russo.
He received his education in East Haven schools. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army with the 11th Army Air Force. Following his honorable discharge he returned home. He was a former resident of Wantaugh, N.Y., where he was a member of the Wantaugh Volunteer Fire Department.
He moved his family to Leicester in 1960, where he owned and operated Gaumont Motor Court. He returned to Wallingford, Conn., in 1964 to work for Consolidated Freightways as a driver and dock worker. He retired in 1988 and moved back to Leicester in 1989.
He was a communicant at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon, where he served as a Eucharistic minister. He was a life member of Middlebury American Legion Post 27 and a life member of V.F.W. Post 7823.
He is survived by his wife, Almerinda “Rita” Russo of Leicester, whom he married in Hempstead, N.Y., on Nov. 20, 1948; two daughters, Judith Hanley of Middlebury, and Michele Lee of Leicester; three sons, Jon Russo of Branford, Conn., James Russo Sr. of Wallingford, Conn., and Maurice Russo of Windham, Conn; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday morning, Nov. 19, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Albert “Skip” Baltz, Pastor was the celebrant. The graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Restoration Fund, 36 Carver St., Brandon, VT 05733.