Jane Marie (Chamberlain) Joy
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Jane Marie (Chamberlain) Joy, 63, died Feb. 26, 2008, after a seven-year battle with cancer. She was born in New Haven on April 27, 1944, the daughter of Harold and Lula (O’Bryan) Chamberlain Sr.
She graduated as valedictorian of her class at Beeman Academy in 1962. She then graduated from O’Brien’s School of Cosmetology in 1963 and for many years owned and operated The Pine Grove Beauty Shop in New Haven. She later moved to Arizona where she pursued a career in real estate and eventually settled in San Diego, Calif.
According to family, she enjoyed her flower gardens and her daily walks and swims in the pool.
She is survived by her companion, Ray Oliver of San Diego, Calif.; her two sons, Christopher Kimball and his wife Kim of Prescott, Ariz., and Andrew Kimball of Las Vegas, Nev.; two grandsons; her parents of Marietta, Ga.; two brothers, Edwin and his wife Diane of Marietta, Ga., and Harold “Fred” Chamberlain Jr. and his companion Susan Robbins of Burlington; her sister, Mary Shaw and her husband “Butch” of Florence; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her former husband, Howard Kimball.
She was predeceased by a sister, Lorraine Chamberlain, in 1944.
At her request, private services will be held by the family.
Kathleen B. Johnson
MIDDLEBURY — Kathleen B. Johnson, 66, passed away quietly at home on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008. She was born in Middlebury on June 28, 1941, to the late Francis and Margaret (Smith) Bullock. She was adopted by the late Ted and Ruth Johnson in 1944 and was raised in Brandon.
Kathleen was an author and astrologer. She wrote horoscopes for the Valley Voice, the Brandon Bugle and Addison Independent locally, and was a freelance writer for the National Enquirer and the Globe tabloids. Kathleen has published one book, “Celestial Bodies,” and was in the process writing her second book. She also had a local morning radio program for 17 years called Star Tips. Kathleen had many other accomplishments too numerous to mention.
Kathleen leaves her daughter, Samantha Smith of Middlebury; son, Michael Devito of Long Island, N.Y.; daughter, Joy Rush and her husband Mark of Chicago, Ill.; three brothers, Richard Bullock of Middlebury, Tom Bullock of Fond Du Lac, Wisc., and Jim Bullock of Schenectady, N.Y. Kathleen also leaves behind her beloved ex-husband Carl Smith of Lincoln and a myriad of friends and relatives.
She was predeceased by four brothers and four sisters.
Services will be private, with a memorial service to celebrate Kathleen’s life to be held at a later date this summer.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Addison County Humane Society, 236 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753, or to the Vermont Association for the Blind, 10 Burnham Ave., Rutland, VT 05701.
Danielle (Bosworth) Hinchey
CLINTON, Mass. — Danielle (Bosworth) Hinchey, 83, died on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, in her residence after a brief illness. She was born in Geneva, Switzerland, the daughter of Lucien and Blanche (Kolleiker) de Leeuw.
She was raised in Geneva and completed her education at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. She worked for many years in the Children’s Shop in Old Greenwich, Conn., before she met and married Frederick Bosworth and moved to Middlebury.
She was employed for many years as a court reporter throughout the state of Vermont before retiring and becoming the owner and operator of “A Touch of Glass” in the Frog Hollow section of Middlebury. She later resided in Delray Beach, Fla., before ultimately moving to Clinton, Mass.
She did volunteer work for the Clinton Hospital Thrift Store, for which she had been chairwoman. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church and the Ridgefield Condo Association. According to family she enjoyed extensive travel throughout the United States and Europe.
She is survived by a daughter, Teri Anapol and her husband James of Stow, Mass.; three sons, Gary Schuppert and his wife Roxanne of Dover, N.H., David Schuppert and his wife Joy of Newmarket, N.H., and Marty Schuppert and his wife Jan of Hilton Head, S.C.; three sisters, Francoise Middleton and her husband Robert of Old Lyme, Conn.; Janot Devereaux of Pittsburgh, Penn.; and Sandra Dell of Norwich; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leo J. Hinchey, who died in 2005.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Saturday, March 1, in St. John the Evangelist Church in Clinton, Mass. Burial followed in St. John Cemetery, Lancaster, Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be placed at www.philbincomeaufh.com.
BRIDPORT — Rene Benoit, 85, of Bridport died at Helen Porter nursing home on Feb. 28, 2008.
A funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 5, 11 a.m., at St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church in Bridport, Fr. Justin Baker officiating.
A full obituary will appear in a future edition of the Independent.