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Obituaries 11/01/07

Mary Ruth (Plouffe) Vinci

CORNWALL — Mary Ruth (Plouffe) Vinci, 54, died Oct. 9, 2007, after a battle with melanoma. She was born in Burlington on June 25, 1954.

She grew up on her family’s farm in Cornwall and graduated from Middlebury Union High School I 1972 and from O’Brien’s School of Cosmetology in 1973.

She moved to Palatka, Fla., in 1977. While living in Palatka, she worked for the St. John’s River Water Management District and was active with the Palatka Jaycees. After a brief stay in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved back to Vermont in 2001 and married John “Marty” Vinci. There she made an impact on many children’s lives by working as a teacher’s aide for children with special needs. In May, she relocated to Snellville, Ga.

According to family, she enjoyed traveling, camping, boating, fishing, golf and especially chatting with friends and family.

She is survived by her mother, Lena Plouffe of Welaka, Fla.; husband, Marty Vinci, of Snellville; two sons, Brian Bourdeau of Auburn, Ala., and Jared Bourdeau of Palm Coast, Fla.; two step-children, Martin Vinci of Alpharetta, Ga., and Katie Vinci of Boston; and two daughters-in-law, Colleen Bourdeau and Jennifer Ortisi Vinci.

A memorial service was held on Oct. 13, at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka, Fla.

There will be a graveside service Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Middlebury. A gathering of family and friends will be held after the service at the Cornwall Congregational Church.

Obituaries 10/29/07

Mary Ruth Vinci

CORNWALL — Mary Ruth Vinci, 54, died Oct. 9, 2007, after a battle with melanoma. She was born in Burlington on June 25, 1954.

She grew up on her family’s farm in Cornwall, and moved to Palatka, Fla., in 1977. While living in Palatka, She worked for the St. John’s River Water Management District and was active with the Palatka Jaycees. After a brief stay in St. Augustine, She moved back to Vermont in 2001 and married her husband, John (Marty) Vinci. There she made an impact on many children’s lives by working as a teacher’s aide for children with special needs. In May, she relocated to Snellville, Ga.

According to family, she enjoyed traveling, camping, boating, fishing, golf and especially chatting with friends and family.

She is survived by her mother, Lena Plouffe of Welaka, Fla.; her husband, John (Marty) Vinci of Snellville, Ga.; her two sons, Brian Bourdeau of Auburn, Ala., and Jared Bourdeau of Palm Coast, Fla.; her step-children, Martin Vinci of Alpharetta, Ga., and Katie Vinci of Boston, Mass.; and her daughters-in-law, Colleen Bourdeau and Jennifer Ortisi Vinci.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka, Fla.

There will be a graveside service Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Middlebury. A gathering for family and friends will be held after the service at the Cornwall Congregational Church.



Ellen Noonan

ADDISON — Ellen Noonan, 64, died unexpectedly on Oct. 23. 2007, at her home in London, England. She was the daughter of Lois C. and the late Frederick Noonan.

She is survived by her mother, and her brother, Frederick W. Noonan of Addison.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Obituaries 10/25/07

Leon J. Quesnel

MIDDLEBURY — Leon J. Quesnel, 85, of Middlebury died Oct. 22, 2007. He was born in Bridport on June 16, 1922.

He attended school in Bridport. In 1943 he married Fernande Faubert in St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

He is survived by his daughters, Annette Quesnel of Warren, and Yvonne Riley and her husband Vernon of East Middlebury; his son, Leo Quesnel; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, and a granddaughter.

A memorial mass was held on Thursday, Oct. 25, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The Rev. John McDermott officiated.

A graveside committal service and interment followed in St. Genevieve’s Cemetery in Shoreham.


Billy Whitney “Whit” Hay Sr.

FAIR HAVEN — Mr. Billy Whitney “Whit” Hay Sr., 58, died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, while at work in Waterbury. Whit was born Aug. 20, 1949, in Syracuse, N.Y., the son of William Whitney Hay and Clara Mae (Bowers) Hay Laughlan.

As a young boy he lived in Baldwinsville, N.Y., and later, together with his family, moved to Vergennes. He was a graduate of Vergennes Union High School with the class of 1968. He married Nancy L. (Verhoye) Woodbury Hay on January 28,1984, in Poultney, and the couple have made their home in Fair Haven for all of their married life.

Obituaries 10/22/07

Francis H. (Buzz) Burroughs

WINOOSKI — Francis H. (Buzz) Burroughs, 78, died in the home of his son, Frank, in Winooski on Oct. 10, 2007, after a struggling for over a year with cancer. He was born on Sept. 28, 1929, in Burlington, the son of Phelps and Editha (Harris) Burroughs.

He spent his childhood years growing up on the farm in Ferrisburgh and his teenage years working at the Basin Harbor Club. He graduated from Vergennes High School and attended the University of Vermont. He served in the U.S. Air Force through the Korean and Vietnam wars and retired with honors in 1989 from the Air Force Reserve after flying with the Air National Guard. After retiring, he was self-employed as an electrician for several years and then took ten years to travel to Florida, Oregon and California to pursue his interest in philosophy.

He is survived by his six children, Patricia Bergeron and husband Michael of Essex, Robert Burroughs of Louisiana, Frank Burroughs and wife Donna of Winooski, John Burroughs and partner Diane of Essex, Joseph Burroughs of Louisiana, and Solon Burroughs of Colchester; his companion, Elizabeth Woodrow; his sisters, Dorie Panton of Ferrisburgh and Julie Burroughs of Waltham; his brother, Robert Burroughs and wife Sylvia of Braintree; his sister, Virginia Clarke and husband Charles of New York; his brother Allen Burroughs of Louisiana; and Vera Burroughs, the mother of his children; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, James Burroughs, who died in 1954 at the age of 10 months.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Gage Cemetery in Vergennes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Hospice Program.

Obituaries 10/18/07

Alice W. Provin

PITTSFORD — Alice W. Provin, 71, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Rutland Regional Medical Center after a long illness. She was born on Nov. 26,1935, in Proctor, the daughter of Robert and Marjorie (Smith) Wright.

She  married Lloyd Provin on Dec. 24, 1952; he predeceased her on Feb. 11, 2007.

She was a longtime member of the Pittsford Congregational Church, where she was a member of the church choir and was very involved in all church activities.

She was leader of Bald Peak Homemakers 4-H club for 25 years, and was a avid gardener, square dancer and motorcycle enthusiast, and was know by her family as the household carpenter. She was well known by many for her abilities as a seamstress. She was a surrogate grandmother to the many children she did babysitting for over the years, but the most important thing in her life was having family gatherings and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her mother, Marjorie Wright of Pittsford; three sons, Lloyd “Bud” Provin and his companion Sue Giotta of Clarksville, Md., Brian Provin of Pittsford, and Earle Provin and his companion Laurie Lewis of Poultney; six daughters, Pamela Farnsworth and her husband Jim of Panton, Sandra Conway and her husband Rick of Pittsford, Martha Thurston and her husband Charles of Brandon, Sara Gallipo and her husband Tom of Pittsford, Nora Lougee and her companion Earl Audet of Bridport, and Donna Provin and her husband Mike Frey of New Haven; four sisters, Lorna Garrow and her husband Steve of Vershire, Gail Snow and her husband Bob of Upton, Mass., Roberta Mills and her husband Allen of Florence, and Wendy Walsh and her husband Michael of Randolph, Mass.; one brother, Steve Wright and his companion Jean Remsen of Rutland; 21 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father and an infant sister, Valerie.

Obituaries 10/15/07

Theresa Ann Marie LaRose

BRANDON — Theresa Ann Marie LaRose, 72, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Helen Porter Health and Rehabilitation Center in Middlebury. She was born in Middlebury on July 14, 1935, the daughter of Roy and Christine (Culver) LaRose.

She received her education in St. Mary’s Catholic Church School in Middlebury. In her earlier years she worked as an aide at Helen Porter Nursing Home. She later worked at C.P.C. Inc. in Middlebury for several years. She retired from Metromail in 1984. According to family she enjoyed reading, crocheting, lawn sales and being outdoors. She raised many foster children and her home was always open to all.

She is survived by two daughters, Cathy LaRoche and her friend David of Bristol, and Darcy Rowe and her husband Rick of Brandon; a son, Jerry Currier and his wife Brenda of New Haven; three grandchildren; and several cousins.

The memorial service “In Celebration of Her Life” was held on Monday, Oct. 15, at The Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. The Rev. Richard White, pastor of The Brandon Congregational Church, officiated. A private burial will take place in the family lot at Weybridge Hill Cemetery in Weybridge at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to The Brandon Area Rescue Squad. P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.




Evelyn L. Darrah

Obituaries (10/08/07)

Susan M. (Hoffnagle) Shea

NEW HAVEN – Susan M. (Hoffnagle) Shea, 59, of New Haven and Fountain,
Colo., died on September 23, 2007, after a prolonged illness. She was
born on April 22, 1948, the daughter of Earle and Madeline (Spaulding)
Hoffnagle.

Susan graduated from Vergennes Union High School and attended Champlain
Business College in Burlington. She worked 31 years for the Department
of the Army with 22 years of service at Fort Carson, Colo., as the
chief of Reassignments Branch. She married Roger K. Shea on July 26,
1969, and lived in New York, California, Hawaii, Germany and Colorado
as she followed her husband through his military service in the Army.
Susan was a treasured member of the Fort Carson Civil Service team,
helping to take care of thousands of soldiers throughout her career.

Susan had many hobbies including home decoration, gardening, knitting,
reading, cross-stitch and cooking. According to family, she took a
particular interest in family and state history, maintaining close ties
with Vermont and visiting often. Susan enjoyed reading cookbooks to
learn about different culinary traditions from all over the world.

She is survived by her husband, Roger K. Shea; three sons, David E.
Osgood and his wife Lori of Williamsburg, Va., Kevin L. Shea of
Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jason R. Shea and his wife Patricia of
Fayetteville, N.C.; her mother, Madeline O’Brien of Brandon; and five
grandchildren.

Obituaries10/11/07

Henry Richard Seymour

FAIRFAX — Henry Richard Seymour, 75, formerly of Brandon, died Oct. 5, 2007, in St. Albans. He was born May 14, 1932, in Randolph, the son of Glenn R. and Julia L. (Magiveny) Seymour.

According to family he enjoyed delivering the Fairfax News, collecting Hot Wheels cars, and was an avid fan of Red Sox, Bellows Free Academy and Fairfax baseball.

He is survived by his brother, Rodman Seymour of Winter Haven, Fla.; two sisters, Mertie Seymour and Joyce Burrell, both of Bethel; and many cousins.

The graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in South View Cemetery in Randolph, with the Rev. Timothy Eberhardt officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to B.F.A. Fairfax Baseball Team, in care of Mike Brown, 75 Hunt St., Fairfax, VT 05454.

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Then include a paragraph or two about where the person went to school and what they did for work; where they lived, who they married and when.

Add a sentence or two about what made the person special to family and friends, including hobbies, avocations or other telling details about their life.

He/She is survived by spouse's name; children named individually (and their spouses and towns of residence, if appropriate); siblings named individually; number of grandchildren, parents or other immediate family members.

He/She was predeceased by names of immediate family members.

A memorial service will be held (fill in details of date, time, and place, plus officiate if applicable) with interment at (place). Memorial contributions may be made to (name and complete address, if applicable).

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