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Obituaries 8/6/09

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Lorie Jean Barnes

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 Gorge and Rita (Jabat) Patterson. She graduated from Fair Haven Union High School in 1978.

She married Robert Brian Barnes on Nov. 23, 1999, 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 Crawford, 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.


Jacqueline Charbonneau

SALISBURY — Jacqueline Charbonneau, 53, of Salisbury passed away July 26 at Fletcher Allen Health Care after a very courageous battle with lung cancer.

She was born Sept. 22,1955, in Middlebury, the daughter of Gloria Charbonneau and Roy Charbonneau Sr. of Lincoln.

Jackie graduated from Mount Abraham Union High School and worked various jobs, with the most recent being the Downhome Deli of East Middlebury.

Jackie is survived by her mother; her two children, Faith and husband Roger Cram of Tennessee and Darrell LaFlam of New York; her longtime partner, Milo Murray of Salisbury; her sister, Jean Charbonneau and companion Joe Thomas of Mineville, N.Y.; her brothers, Roy Charbonneau Jr. and wife Carol of New Haven and Kevin Charbonneau and wife Paula of Shoreham; her grandsons, Dillon of Salisbury and Dustin and Devin of Tennessee; and her nieces, Christi Palmer of Ticonderoga, N.Y., Becky Paliling and husband Dominggus of Leicester, and Jenna Charbonneau of Castleton.

She was predeceased by her father, Roy Charbonneau Sr.

Jackie devoted her life to every animal that crossed her path with great love and care.
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to Addison County Home Health and Hospice, Dr. C. Nunnink and the many people who touched our lives in caring for Jackie at Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Memorial contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health or the Addison County Humane Society.

Family and friends are invited to gather in memory of Jackie at her brother’s home in New Haven on Sept. 19, 2009, from 10 a.m. to noon.


Harold Cornell Jr.

LEICESTER — Harold M. “Harry” Cornell Jr. of Leicester died on Friday, July 31. He was 72.
Harry was born in New York City to Martha (Bruning) Cornell and Harold Miller Cornell of New Rochelle, N.Y., on Aug. 22, 1936. He attended New Rochelle public schools and excelled in both the classroom and on the basketball court, where he was captain of the team.

Harry earned a scholarship to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va., and was co-captain of the basketball team. After graduating in 1958, he earned an MBA from Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y.

Harry married Janet Morgan in 1963 and they raised five children. He worked as a corporate controller for much of his career. After retiring early he began teaching accounting, investing and finance at the Community College of Vermont and, for the past 16 years, in the graduate program at Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y.

Harry was generous with his time and served each community in which he lived. He served on the school board in Valhalla, N.Y., during the 1970s and 1980s. He volunteered with the United Way of Addison County, served on the Porter Hospital Auxiliary Board, delivered Meals on Wheels for more than seven years, and was active in the Middlebury United Methodist Church. He enjoyed golf and played often, and among his many accomplishments had four holes in one.

In addition to his wife, Harry is survived by his children, their spouses and his grandchildren: Christopher and Connie Cornell and their children Jordan, Thomas and Katie of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; Linda C. and Gerry Hatcher and their children Brian, Nick and Will of Danbury, Conn.; Nancy C. and Erin Sommerfeld and their children Jack and Julia of Brookfield, Conn.; Timothy Cornell of Burlington; and Jon Cornell of Tarrytown, N.Y. He is also survived by his sister, Susan Cornell Jones and her family of Pleasantville, N.Y.

He was predeceased by a brother, Charles H. Cornell, and a sister, Laura Cornell.

There will be a memorial service at Middlebury United Methodist Church on Thursday, Aug. 6, at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Immediately following the service, there will be a reception at the Middlebury Inn at which time visitors can share their remembrances of Harry with his family. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Addison County Home Health and Hospice or the Middlebury United Methodist Church Mission Fund would be appreciated.


Isiah Dykema

NORTH FERRISBURGH — Isiah Zane Dykema died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009. He was born May 23, 2009, in Middlebury.

Isiah is survived by his parents, Levi and Crystal Dykema of North Ferrisburgh; his sister, Nevaeh Dykema; paternal grandparents, Ben and Kris Dykema of North Ferrisburgh, and their children, Anna, Sarah and Rachelle and their families; maternal grandparents Fred Barnets and Becky Serres and their children Amber, Fred, Johnny and their families of Fort Wayne, Ind.; paternal great-grandparents Wilma and Cornie Dykema and Irene Leboeuf, all of Ferrisburgh; maternal great-grandparents George and Jenny Serres of Fort Wayne, Ind.; several aunts, uncles, cousins; and extended family.

He was predeceased by an uncle, Jordan Dykema.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 4, at New Haven United Reformed Church, with interment in North Ferrisburgh Cemetery. There will be no public calling hours. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Champlain Valley Christian School, Church Street, Vergennes, VT 05491.


Elizabeth Goodale

SHELBURNE — Elizabeth Fay “Betty” Goodale, 95, died peacefully at The Arbors in Shelburne Wednesday, July 29, 2009.

Betty, as she was known fondly by family and friends, was the fifth and youngest daughter born to Frederick and Clara (Potter) Fay of Savin Hill, Mass., on May 19, 1914. Growing up on Dorchester Bay south of Boston, she enjoyed a rich and active childhood of art and sport. Educated at the Boston Latin School, she went on to be trained as a silversmith at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Betty was also an accomplished painter and flower arranger and excelled at all types of needlework.

On Jan. 29, 1944, she was married to E. Dudley Goodale, her husband of 54 years, who predeceased her in 1998. Together, they raised their two boys, Robert and Walter, residing in New Rochelle, N.Y., as well as Princeton, N.J., until her husband’s retirement in 1971 when they moved to Wilmington, N.Y. Betty used her artistic talents to manage the church bazaar at the Wilmington Methodist Church for many years.

Due to her husband’s failing health, Betty and her husband moved to Middlebury in 1993 to be closer to Walter’s family. After her husband’s death, she enjoyed attending Project Independence and left behind many friends when she relocated to The Arbors in Shelburne in 2004. Her death has similarly left behind many close and fond acquaintances there.

Although Betty was a devoted traditional “stay-at-home” mom, her strong will and independence always pushed her to seek unconventional paths. To escape the oppressive summer heat in New York City, she spent months alone with her boys at a remote Adirondack camp in upstate New York, without the modern conveniences of city life and miles from the nearest town. Her sons are indebted to her for the sacrifices she made and the lessons she taught over many summers from 1950 to 1962.

One of Betty’s fondest memories was driving her dad, at the age of 15, from Boston to Crown Point, N.Y., for the dedication of the Crown Point Bridge over Lake Champlain on Aug. 26, 1929. Her father, principal partner of Fay, Spoffard & Thorndike, the engineering firm that designed and built the bridge, was among many dignitaries, including the then-governor of New York, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and John Weeks of Vermont. It was estimated that 40,000 people were there to witness the official opening of the Champlain Bridge. A procession of automobiles and floats was said to stretch some 10 or 12 miles.

Feisty to the end, she was predeceased by her husband and her brother, Allen, and four sisters: Millie, Beatrice, Dorothy and Lee. In addition to her sons and their families, she leaves several nieces and a nephew as well as numerous great-nieces and -nephews.

Betty is survived by her two sons, Robert and wife Sharon of Cornville, Ariz., and Walter and wife Mary of Weybridge. Her grandchildren, Patricia and husband Matt, Michael and his wife Heather, and Jennifer, are all thankful for the opportunity to celebrate a family picnic with her, days prior to her unexpected death. Family, friends and caregivers expected her wish to become a centurion a likely reality.

Similar to her husband, Betty has arranged to have her body donated to the University of Vermont Medical School. In lieu of a funeral, a memorial service is planned in the near future at The Arbors in Shelburne, where her life will be toasted with her favorite dessert, root beer floats.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the staff at The Arbors for their kind and loving care of Betty. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to Project Independence Inc., 112 Exchange St., Middlebury, VT 05753.


Timothy MacLachlan

BRIDPORT — Timothy James MacLachlan, 18, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at Porter Hospital following a motor vehicle accident that day.

Born in Middlebury Dec. 15, 1990, he was the son of Robert D. Jr. and Buffy L. (Barry) MacLachlan.

He was a graduate of Middlebury Union High School, class of 2009. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps following graduation.

He was in the Middlebury Police Explorers and while a student at Middlebury he played on the football team, wrestled, and was a member of the chorus. His family says he enjoyed four-wheeling, camping, fishing and being with and participating in family activities.

He is survived by his father, Robert D. MacLachlan Jr. of Summerville, S.C.; his mother, Buffy L. (Barry) Jordan of Ellsworth, Maine; his uncle and aunt with whom he resided, Doug and Chantel MacLachlan of Bridport; two brothers, Steven MacLachlan of Perkinsville and Josh MacLachlan of Summerville, S.C.; two sisters, Deanna MacLachlan of Middlebury and Katlyn MacLachlan of Summerville, S.C.; his maternal grandfather, Charles Barry of Shoreham; his paternal grandparents, Robert and Beverley MacLachlan Sr. of Perkinsville; his paternal great-grandmother, Elinor MacLachlan of Bassett, Va.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Middlebury Union High School auditorium, with the Rev. Jill Robinson, pastor of the Middlebury Methodist Church, officiating.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial donations may be made to Police Explorers, Post 613, c/o Middlebury Police Department, 1 Lucius Shaw Lane, Middlebury, VT 05753.


Agnes Tenzer

BENSON — Agnes Louise Tenzer, 93, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center.

She was born in Boquet, N.Y., on Sept. 14, 1915, the daughter of Amasy and Ada (Denett) Crowningshield. She grew up in the Boquet area, where she received her early education.
On Jan. 14, 1933, she married William Tenzer. They made their home in Benson. He died in 1989.

She was a housewife and homemaker. She also worked the family farm with her husband. In later years she did housekeeping work for several area families. Her family says she enjoyed her flower gardens, quilting, crocheting and puzzles

In May 2005, she was honored with a certificate from Gov. James Douglas recognizing her as the last surviving Vermont widow of a World War I veteran.

She is survived by her son, Robert Tenzer of Whiting; a sister, Ruth Washburn of Wadhams, N.Y.; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins
She was predeceased by a brother, Harold Crowningshield, and 10 sisters.

The graveside committal service and burial took place on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery in Orwell.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Community Cancer Clinic at Rutland Hospital, 160 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701.


Madine Thomas

BRISTOL — Madine G. Thomas, 92, of Bristol died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, at Addison House in Middlebury.

She was born Aug. 18, 1916, in Cambridge, the daughter of Leslie and Mattie (Tracy) Roberts.
She spent her youth and the majority of her life in Bristol. She and her husband Tony owned numerous businesses in Bristol, the last of which was a retail store where they sold clothes and sporting goods.

She is survived by three children, Terry Thomas of Bristol, Joyce Connors and her husband Joseph of Mashpee, Mass., and Antoinette Bouchard and her husband Ronald of Shelburne; and six grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Tony Aug. 24, 2008.

There will be no calling hours. Burial will be at the family’s convenience. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.

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