Obituaries 02/11/08

Charlotte Elsie MurrayBRANDON — Charlotte Elsie Murray, 65, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center. She was born in Staten Island, N.Y., on Oct. 8, 1942, the daughter of Charles and Elsie (Duryea) Siravo. She received her education in Dover Plains, N.Y., schools. She worked in food service at Harlem Valley State Hospital in Wingdale, N.Y., for several years. She and her husband were married June 10, 1961, in Dover Plains, N.Y.She has been a resident of Vermont since 1971, moving to Leicester with her family from Litchfield, Conn. She was a member of the Dunmore Hose Company, Ladies Auxiliary. She was a communicant at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon.She is survived by her husband, Francis Edward Murray of Brandon; two daughters, Tracey A. Murray of Pittsford, and Wanda M. Murray of Brandon; a son, Bruce E. Murray of Mineville, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and a great-grandson also survive her. She was predeceased by a sister, Aida Perry, in November 2002.The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Albert “Skip” Baltz, Pastor was the celebrant.A private graveside committal service and burial is planned for St. Mary’s Cemetery in Brandon.Memorial gifts may be made to The Dunmore Hose Company, 59 Franklin St., Brandon, VT 05733, or to the Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.Patricia A. (Miller) HaneyBRISTOL — Patricia A. (Miller) Haney, 64, died on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008. She was born May 7, 1943, in Norwalk, Conn., the daughter of Lt. Francis Miller, USN, and Julia (McNerney) Miller. She grew up in Newport, R.I., where she met and married her husband of 40 years on July 22, 1967. She lived in Cleveland, Ohio; Bristol, Vt.; and both Windsor and Groton, Conn. She traveled to Ireland to research her family tree. According to family, she embraced her hobbies of genealogy, knitting, bobbin lacing, scrapbooking, reading, and writing with conviction. She was a certified Reiki Master and hospice volunteer. She is survived by her husband, Brian; her daughter, Tara Swift of Windsor Locks, Conn.; her daughter, Karen Danyow and her husband Michael of New Haven; her son, Steven Haney of Lincoln; and her four grandsons. A mass at St. Ambrose Church in Bristol will be held at a later date. Charitable contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244. For on-line condolences, please visit Arlington EverettWINTHROP, Maine — Robert Arlington Everett, Aug. 31, 1935 – Feb. 4, 2008.Bob was born in Boston, Mass., to the late Dr. Albert Everett, Dean of Northeastern University and the late Anna Clow Everett. He attended Newton High School in Newton, Mass. He attended Northeastern University, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He attended the University of Maine at Orono, receiving a B.S. in Forestry Management. He also attended the University of Vermont and was working on his five-year certificate. He was a member of the Air National Guard, both in Maine and Vermont for six years. He was the District Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, serving in Rutland and Addison counties on Vermont and the Camp Director of Camp Sunrise from 1962-1967. He was the Camp Director of the Youth Conservation Corps program out of the Rochester and Middlebury Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service in Vermont and supervised the building of the U.S. Forest Service Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Ripton, Vt. While in Vermont he lived in Starksboro, Bristol, Monkton and Shelburne, among other places.He retired after 23 years of teaching woodworking and industrial arts at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg, Vt., in 1989. He and his family moved to New Harbor, Maine, where he worked at Damariscotta Hardware Store for 11 years.He was a volunteer fireman in East Middlebury, Vt., and an EMT with the Monkton First Responders. He was a Deacon and on the Board of Trustees of the Middlebury United Methodist Church. Throughout his life, Bob enjoyed woodworking, camping, working with youths, sailing, duck hunting, fishing, and making maple syrup for his family and friends. He built four homes almost all by himself and refurbished four other homes and a mobile home. He enjoyed singing with the New Harbor Chorale and was a volunteer driver for the Meals on Wheels in Damariscotta, Maine. He wintered with his wife on the Gulf of Mexico at Grand Shores West in North Redington Beach, Fla., enjoying the warm sun away from the cold winters of the Northeast.Being the World’s Biggest Self-Proclaimed Procrastinator, he died after a long struggle with Dementia with Lewy Bodies, a type of Parkinson’s Disease, at the age of 72. He leaves behind his loving wife and friend of 29 years, Connie Everett, and his children and their families: Robert and Vicki Everett Jr., of Acton, Mass., and his three children; Susan and JR Corcoran of N. Windham, Maine, and her two children; Jennifer and James Currier of Winthrop, Maine, who are currently expecting their first child, and Jane (Stowe) Lewis, their “adopted” daughter and her two children. He also leaves behind a sister, Anne Sawyer, of Portland, Maine, and two brothers, Albert Everett of Little Rock, Ark., and Dr. Herbert Everett of Easton, Mass. He was a good, kind, loving, gentle man and we will all miss him terribly. Bob wrote this obituary himself and would ask that family and friends get together to remember him in lieu of a formal funeral. Interment and a gathering will be held in the spring in Vermont.

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