Joseph A. Provoncha
BRISTOL — Joseph A. Provoncha, 53, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington.
He was born June 29, 1955, in Hartford, Conn., the son of the late Maurice Provoncha and Marguerite Secoy Holdman.
He loved hunting, fishing, spending time outdoors, camping, and gardening. He worked at Johnson Lumber Mill for 25 years. He married Jodi Tierney on May 19, 1979.
Joseph is survived by his soulmate, Jodi Provoncha; his two daughters, Hillary and Courtney Provoncha; a grandson, Gabriel Cousino; a granddaughter, Tierney Provoncha; his dog, Lily; his sisters, Marcia and Mary; a brother, Charlie; his mother, Marguerite and stepfather Bill; and several stepbrothers, stepsisters, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at Bristol Federated Church. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Tuesday May 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Addison County Humane Society, 236 Boardman St., Middlebury, VT 05753.
Leslie Earl Myers Sr.
PANTON — Leslie Earl Myers Sr. of Panton died quietly at home on April 28, 2009.
He was born Aug. 24, 1925, the son of Earl E. Myers and Charlotte Billings, both of Vergennes.
As a young man he answered the call to duty in the Asiatic Pacific Theater from Oct. 30, 1942, to January 1946. He served as a sonar and shore patrolman in the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of Cairo Temple Masonic Lodge of Rutland and was an avid aviator, spending many hours at Middlebury Airport. He was a business owner of a TV repair and gun shop in the old Vergennes Theater when TV was new in the ’50s. He was also a field engineer at Hercules/Simmonds Precision of Vergennes, spending some time in Singapore in the ’80s. After retirement he dedicated countless hours to Civil Air Patrol as a colonel.
He is survived by his ex-wife, Jeanne Moorby-Myers of Vergennes; two sons, Leslie Myers Jr. of Orwell and Peter Myers of New Haven; two daughters, Elizabeth Price of Addison and Lois Myers of Panton; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jacqueline Barone of South Burlington.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cairo Temple of Rutland. A graveside service was held Saturday, May 2, at Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes.
Anthony “Tony” Lalumiere
WEST FERRISBURGH — Anthony “Tony” Lalumiere, 60, died Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington, surrounded by his family.
He was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Colchester, the son of the late Peter Lalumiere and Lillian Sears Lalumiere.
Relatives say he was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved his family, friends and beagle, Maggie, with all his heart. He will be remembered for his infectious laugh, tall tales and willingness to help anyone in need.
He is survived by a daughter, Andrea; a son, Andrew; three brothers, Lewis Lalumiere and wife Karolyn, John Lalumiere, and Francis Lalumiere and wife Cindy; a sister, Mary Ringer and husband David; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home on Monday from 5 p.m. up to the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Lake Champlain Walleye Association, Colchester, VT 05446.