Nathan Gallagher Rheaume-Fox
FERRISBURGH — Nathan Gallagher Rheaume-Fox was born Jan. 25, 1993. On Feb. 24, 2009, after a long courageous fight, his body finally surrendered, allowing him to go be with the Lord.
Nathan was a very strong, wonderful boy who was always full of smiles, never letting anyone see how sick he really was. He beat the odds many times, proving to many people that despite his physical limitations he was in control of his body right to the end.
Nathan loved being with his family and friends. He loved music and “jamming out,” especially to KISS. He also enjoyed watching bull riding and would show off his “riding” skills, bringing laughter to us all.
Over the years Nathan has touched many lives in the community. His family will be forever grateful to all the years of support and dedication from numerous agencies, doctors, nurses, teachers, friends, community members who helped raise money in our time of need, and family who helped to make his life easier and loved him as much as we did. Special thanks to his nurses, Amber and especially Jessie and her family, whom became such an important part of his family; their care and love made him comfortable right to the end.
Nathan leaves behind his parents, Michelle Fox and David Aubin of Vergennes; his father, Robert Rheaume; his two sisters, Kelsey and Hailey, who he adored; his many grandparents, Gareth and Kathy Fox, Ronald and Debbie Stearns, Connie Jackson, Tweet Thompson, and Shirley and Leon Aubin; and many special aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his “Poppy,” Mark Jackson, who greeted him at heaven’s gate.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 2, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 29119, Phoenix, AZ 85038-9119.
Carol C. Reeves
MIDDLEBURY — Carol C. Reeves, 75, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation.
Born in Newport, N.H., July 17, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Abbey (Merrifield) Cross.
A longtime resident of Middlebury, she retired from B.F. Goodrich in 2000. Carol had also worked as a home seamstress and at Frog Alley Fabrics in Middlebury, as well as at Bryant’s Chucking and Grinding of Springfield.
She was a member of the Congregational Church of Springfield and a former member of the Grange.
Carol was very active with her husband in the Blue Knights motorcycle club and was an avid cribbage player.
She was a devoted mother, always putting her family first. She was artistic and creative, enjoying many crafts, including knitting, sewing, and needlepoint.
Family members include her husband, Wayne Reeves of Middlebury, whom she married Sept. 22, 1951, in Sunapee, N.H.; two daughters, Gail Miller and her husband Bill of Middlebury and Pamela LaFave and her husband Bryan of Salisbury; one brother, John Cross of Sunapee, N.H.; two sisters, Nancy Putney of Springfield, N.H., and Barbara Akers of Grand Terrace, Calif.; six grandchildren, Hailey LaFave, Jake Miller, Ben Miller, Tim Miller, Erin Heins and Kirstin Mazzeo; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Carol was particularly fond of the family’s toy poodle, Mitzi.
She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Carlton Cross.
The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Lewis Holmes and all the staff at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
A memorial service took place Feb. 28, 2009, at Sanderson-Ducharme Funeral Home in Middlebury.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes contributions to the Addison County Humane Society, 236 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753.
Edwin C. Nelson
CORNWALL — Edwin C. Nelson, 91, died Feb. 21, 2009, with his family by his side following a stroke.
He lived in Schenectady, N.Y., where he worked for General Electric as a planning engineer for 45 years. He then lived in Florida briefly before moving to Cornwall 10 years ago.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rosemary Nelson. He also leaves a son, James Nelson; his daughter Kathy and her husband Paul of Cornwall; and four granddaughters, Heather Hoxsie Seeley and husband John and son Ben of Middlebury, Holly Hoxsie of San Diego, and Krysta Hoxsie and Katie Hoxsie, both of Cornwall.
He will be remembered for his love of gardening, woodworking, summer vacations on the Maine coast, and mostly for his love of family — especially his granddaughters.
There will be no public service. The family will have a private service in the summer.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Addison County Humane Society at 236 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753, or to the charity of one’s choice.