Armand Bernard Boisvenue
LAKE CITY, Fla./BRANDON — Armand Bernard Boisvenue, 72, died April 8, 2008, in Lake City, Fla. He was born in Whiting on July 30, 1935, the son of Dominic and Leonie (Bercier) Boisvenue. Following his high school graduation he joined the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1957, following three years of active duty. He worked for the Atomic Energy Commission in Germantown, Md., for many years. He afterwards moved to Hartford, N.Y., where he farmed for several years. While residing in Florida he worked fro Broward County Community College in the maintenance department. He is survived by a son, Thomas Boisvenue of Queensbury, N.Y.; three daughters, Amanda Charpentier of Queensbury, Denise Boisvenue of Lake City, Fla., and Tina Wilson of Granville, N.Y.; a sister, Aline Douglas of Brandon; a brother, Albert Boisvenue of Hartford, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, John Boisvenue. The graveside committal service and burial, with military honors, took place on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Brandon.
Cynthia Dilworth Eagles Hodgson
CORNWALL — Gracefully and peacefully, with family by her side, Cynthia Dilworth Eagles Hodgson died at home in Cornwall at 2:45 p.m. on May 6, 2008. Cynthia was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., and attended Master’s School, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. After graduating from Centenary College, she worked as a model at Saks Fifth Avenue. With her first husband, a foreign service officer, Cynthia served in diplomatic posts in Manila, Port-au-Prince, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Moscow, and Kiev. Between stints overseas, the family lived in Bethesda, Md. Cynthia’s career encompassed her many interests and ranged from being a docent for the National Zoo and the National History Museum in Washington, D.C., to volunteering for Maryland Fair Housing and Headstart DC and serving as an administrator at different times for the American League of Anglers, the American University Psychology Department, the Clean Water Fund, the Association for the Care of Children’s Health and the Cardinal Spellman Philatelic Museum. She taught at the Haitian-American Institute, tutored blind Filipino high school students, and conducted a series of English as a Second Language classes on educational TV in Manila. In Moscow she taught nursery school and presented a graduate seminar in contemporary American literature at the state university. In Kiev, Cynthia assisted the establishment of the first United States consular presence in the Ukraine. After her last overseas posting, she worked as the education officer for the Family Liaison Office of the U.S. Department of State, all the while doing a splendid job raising her four children. In 1988, Cynthia married her high school sweetheart. After moving to Cape Cod, they enjoyed operating a bed and breakfast for 15 years. Cynthia served as an educator for the MSPCA, then developed her own program, All About Animals, an animal and environmental study program for elementary schools throughout Cape Cod. She also opened a store, Creature Comforts, that specialized in animal related products, and later managed a senior center. In 2005 the Hodgsons moved to Cornwall, where Cynthia pursued her interest in genealogy and in music, singing with the Maiden Vermont chorus. Cynthia was a voracious reader and enjoyed participating in several book clubs including one at the Ilsley Library. She also volunteered for Neat Repeats. Those who knew her will remember Cynthia as fun-loving, endlessly curious, gutsy and beautiful. She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Dick Hodgson, and by her four children, Carl Porter of Longmont, Colo., Christopher Porter of New York City, Sarah Bell of Peace Dale, R.I., and William Porter of Shoreham; and four grandchildren, Lily and Rosy Bell, Christopher Porter and Beatrice Porter. She is also survived by two stepdaughters, Jenni Brady and Heather DePaola; two step-grandchildren, Zack Brady and Mckinlee DePaola; her brother, Sandy Eagles; her sister, Joan Webb; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Reginald and Edna Eagles, and her beloved brother, Harrison. Cynthia was previously married to Robin Porter of Wickford, R.I. Cynthia’s final resting place will be at the Hodgson family plot in Dover, Mass. Her family would like to acknowledge the care and dedication of Hospice and the Wellspring Singers. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory can be sent to Hospice Volunteer Services of Addison County, P.O. Box 772, Middlebury, VT 05753, the San Francisco SPCA, or National Wildlife Association.
NEW HAVEN — The memorial service for Isabelle Swain, 84, who died March 23, 2008, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, at the Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven. The Reverend Edwin Hilbert will be presiding.
Helen West Burbank
LEICESTER — A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, for Helen West Burbank of Leicester, who died on Jan. 29, 2008. The service will be conducted by Rev. Johanna Nichols in the Little Theater on the Bread Loaf campus of Middlebury College in Ripton. Memorial contributions can be made to the “Class of 1941 Memorial Fund” at Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Jules E. Chartrand
SHELBURNE — Jules E. Chartrand, 90, died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Starr Farm Nursing Center following a long illness with his loving family by his side. He was born Sept. 14,1917, in St. Isadore De Prescott, Canada, the son of John and Alberta (St. Denis) Chartrand. In 1919 the family moved to Whiting, where he attended school. At the age of 19 he joined the CCC Corps. In 1941 he entered the Army. He was a veteran of World War II. He served with the 172nd infantry regiment, part of the 43rd division in the South Pacific Theatre. He was on the USS Coolidge when the ship struck a mine and sank on Oct. 26, 1942, in the Phillipines. When the war was over Jules returned to work as a mechanic in the Burlington area. He also worked many years at the Shelburne Pierson Library. He was an usher for 50 years at St Catherine of Siena Church in Shelburne. On Sept. 24,1949, he married Bertha R. Eithier in Orwell. He is survived by his wife; four children, Shirley Priest and spouse Michael of Charlotte, John and spouse Linda of Shelburne, David and companion Deb of South Burlington, and Donald and spouse Marion of Charlotte; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four siblings, Lucienne, Cora and spouse Emery, Eugene and spouse Doris, George and spouse Jean; sisters-in-law, Rita, Laura, and Marlene; and brothers-in-law, Emery, Emile, Leo, Rene, Roland and Leo. He was predeceased by his brothers, Roland and Hervey; his sister, Alice; sisters-in-law Noella, Anna, and Annette; and brothers-in-law, Robert and John. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Thursday, May 15, in St. Catherine of Siena Church in Shelburne. Interment will be in Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington.