Teresa M. Hunt
BRISTOL /MURPHY, N.C. — Teresa M. Hunt, 92, of Murphy, N.C., died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. She was the daughter of Lewis C. and Florence Graham Smith.
A native of Cheever, N.Y., she lived in Bristol before moving to Murphy in 1994.
She was a nurse aide at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla., for 18 years, retiring in 1986.
She was of the Methodist faith.
She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Hunt of Murphy, N.C., and Betty Wissel and her husband, Emery, of Lincoln; one son, Paul G. Hunt and his wife, Bonnie, of Murphy; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Edwin Hunt, who died in 1991; and a son, Harold E. Kilburn.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven.
Richard Howard Marcher
TUCSON, Ariz. — Richard Howard Marcher, 97, formerly of Middlebury, died Sept. 9, 2008, in Tucson, Ariz., the home of a godson, Daniel Cavett.
He served as a pilot officer in the United States Army Reserves War Training Service during World War II, where he flew B29s over the North Pole to the Soviet Union on photo-reconnaissance missions. A crash in an L-19 in the Carolinas brought his military career to a halt. Employed by Boeing Aircraft, he later became a regional sales representative for several nationally known companies.
He and his wife, Alice, moved to Vermont in the 1960s, built a house in Ferrisburgh, and eventually moved to Middlebury. There he reclaimed an early interest in art and resumed painting. A member of the Middlebury Artists Association, his works were prolific. He is probably best remembered for his series of townscapes, county barns and inns.
According to family, he was a free spirit and jack of all trades for whom the glass was always half full.
He was also a member of the New Haven Anglers Association; he fished some of the best trout waters throughout the U.S. and Canada. He volunteered for the Meals on Wheels Program and was a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church.
He is survived by three nieces and a nephew, 12 grand-nephews and -nieces, and 19 great-grand-nephews and -nieces.
He was predeceased by his wife, Alice Minchin Marcher, in 1999; his brother, Robert; and his sister-in-law, Gladys Murdoch.
Eveline A. Kratky
SOUTH ROYALTON — Eveline A. Kratky, long time resident of South Royalton, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 24, 2008. She was the daughter of Anis and Rose Nader.
She and her husband, Philip, purchased their home in 1940 and lived in South Royalton for the rest of their lives. For many years, Eveline was employed by various small corporations.
She is survived by daughters, Carol Dzindzio of San Marcos, Calif., and Shirley Claudon of Weybridge, and beloved caregiver and third daughter, Rose Hewes; three grandchildren, Wendy Kaserman, David Dzindzio, and Paul Claudon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, two brothers, and two sisters.
There will be no calling hours. A rosary will be prayed Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 1:15 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Bethel. Following the rosary service a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Father Kenneth Ekekwe will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in the Haven’s Cemetery on Dairy Hill in South Royalton.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the South Royalton Rescue Squad, c/o Corrine Ingraham, 52 Roberts Road, South Royalton, VT 05068.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea.
Hayden Allen Hughes
POULTNEY — Hayden Allen Hughes, 80, of Castleton, died at his residence in his sleep early Monday morning, Sept. 22, 2008, with his wife of 54 years at his side. He was receiving treatment for a fast-moving cancer. He was born on May 29, 1928, at home in South Poultney to Llewelyn I. and Myrtle (McDougall) Hughes.
As a 1946 graduate of Poultney High School, he immediately enlisted for two years in the United States Navy, serving aboard the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin.
At A.W. Thacker Academy for Jewelers in Pittsburgh, Pa., he completed courses in jewelry and engraving in 1949 and continued his studies there, graduating in June 1951 as a master watchmaker.
He was employed as a watchmaker, jeweler, and hand engraver serving various jewelry stores in Vermont and New York from 1951 until his passing.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette (Burke) Hughes; three children, Susan B. (Hughes) Curtis and her husband, Roy, of Addison, Thomas Allen Hughes and his wife, Cheryl, of Middlebury, and Deborah L. (Hughes) Flynn and her husband, Fran, of Burlington.
He is also survived by four grandchildren who knew him as “Taid” (Welsh for grandfather), Evan R. Flynn, Emily R. Curtis, Grace M. Hughes, and Stephen A. Hughes.
He was a long-time member of the American Watchmakers Institute and of Morning Star Masonic Lodge of Poultney.
A former treasurer and trustee of the village of Poultney, Hughes later served three terms on the Castleton Planning Commission.
He relished country life at home with his family as well as outings on his pontoon boat, “Bon Homme Richard,” on Lake Bomoseen.
He thoroughly enjoyed his repartee with his friends and business associates.
He attended St. David’s Anglican Church.
Arrangements will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Hayden’s name may be made to the Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford VT 05763, of which he was a charter member.
Robert F. Andrews
BURLINGTON — Robert F. Andrews, 70, died in Starr Farm Nursing Home on Sept. 20, 2008, surrounded by his family. He was born in Middlebury on Sept. 21, 1937, the son of Robert L. and Florence K. (Danyew) Andrews.
He attended elementary and high school in Middlebury, and worked in the tool design area in the manufacturing business. He worked at Simmons Precision in Vergennes, HP Hood in Middlebury, and Ingersol Rand in southern New Hampshire. He was also involved in antique and model train collection and sales.
He was a lifetime member of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury and served in the United States Army.
According to family, he enjoyed weekly visits by his cousin Ron and the care of members of the Starr Farm staff. He was an avid deer hunter, including bow and arrow, rifle, and black powder. He also enjoyed stream and deep sea fishing.
He is survived by his aunts and uncles, Frances and Robert Hall of Shelburne, Doris and Stewart Danyew of Windsor, and Germaine and Everette Wood of Windsor; and several cousins.
A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Ready Funeral Home. Burial followed in Waterbury Center Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to your local Humane Society.
Online condolencesmay be left at www.readyfuneral.com.