ST. ALBANS — Neil Bean, 70, died in Temple, Texas, on July 18, 2009. He was born Feb. 1, 1939, in Ottawa, Ontario.
He is survived by his wife, Vergennes native Jeanne (Coyle) Bean; a son, Mark Bean of Florida; two daughters, Michelle Bister and her husband Sgt. 1st Class Peter Bister of Fort Hood, Texas, Laura Bean and her fiancé Joe Sherwood of Pittsford; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Edward and Laura Bean.
He graduated from Bellows Academy in 1957. He served in the U.S. Navy, worked for CV Railroad and retired from GE as a machinist after 28 years. He worked for the Army Corp of Engineers the last 11 years.
He was an alderman in St. Albans and served on several committees.
A funeral will held be at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Vergennes, Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Mortimer Foster Irwin, 86, died Aug. 4, 2009, at the White Oak Manor Nursing Home in Charlotte, N.C. He was a former Vergennes resident.
He served in the Marine Corps during World War II, then became a lifelong teacher and coach.
He is survived by his twin sisters, Diane M. Irwin of Charlotte, N.C., and Dawn I. Shaw of Leesburg, Va.
He was predeceased by his younger brother, Henry Irwin IV.
His ashes will be interred at the Congregational Church Cemetery in West Harland, Conn.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St., Vergennes, VT 05491.
PITTSFORD — Cleo Chester Stone, 74, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at his home in Pittsford.
He was born in Brandon on Feb. 9, 1935, the son of Alson and Sadie (Whitney) Stone.
He received his education in local Brandon schools. Following his education he joined the Vermont National Guard, where he served as a cook.
He was an avid Red Sox fan. His family says he enjoyed reading, country music and watching old Westerns.
He is survived by two brothers, Alvin Stone of Whitehall, N.Y., and Eugene Stone of Faison, N.C.; two sisters, Militia Cram of Brandon and Myrtle Cram of Rutland; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Vera Cram and Arlene Stone.
The funeral service was held on Friday, Aug. 7, at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. The Rev. Richard White, pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church, officiated. A graveside committal service and burial followed in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse & Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, VT 05701.
ORWELL — Lorie Jean Barnes, 48, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at her home in Orwell.
She was born Dec. 4, 1960, in Middlebury, the daughter of George and Rita (Jabot) Patterson. She graduated from Fair Haven Union High School in 1978.
She married Robert Brian Barnes on Nov. 23, 1995, and they lived in Crawfordville, Fla. She worked for 12 years as a records specialist for the state of Florida.
She is survived by her husband Brian of Crawfordville, Fla.; two daughters, Rita Thomas and her husband Tony of Barwick, Ga., and Chris Holt of Barwick, Ga.; a son, Robby Barnes of Crawfordville, Fla.; two sisters, Shirley Hendricks and Ruth McGuire, both of Orwell; four brothers, Ken Patterson, Dave Patterson and Paul Patterson, all of Orwell, and Tom Patterson of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her parents, Rita and George Patterson of Orwell.
A private cremation service for the family will be held at a later date, with interment at Fern Lake in Leicester.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.