BRISTOL, Vt./CLIFTON, N.J. — Edythe G. Estey, 84, of Clifton, N.J., died while on vacation in Cape May, N.J., on Oct. 10, 2009.
She was born on April 3, 1925, in Orange, Mass., the daughter of Fenwick S. and Eltheda (Ward) Estey. She was a graduate of Bristol High School and Green Mountain College in Poultney.
She was last employed as a bookkeeper for Kenny Press in Newark, N.J. She had previously been the office manager for Washine Chemical Company in Lodi, N.J.
She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Passaic, N.J., taking part in missionary and Christian education programs.
She is survived by a sister and her husband, Nancy and Hugh Hallock of Lebanon, Ore.; a brother and his wife, Frank and Ann Estey of Woodstock, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by brothers Fenwick Estey and Richard Estey and sisters Eltheda Steady and Joann Wendel.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 17.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Passaic, Roofing Fund, 150 Gregory Ave., Passaic, NJ 07055.
BOW, N.H. — Charles “Les” McGinnis, 73, died Oct. 13, 2009, following a period of declining health.
He was born in Burlington, Mass., to Charles and Evilo (Brown) McGinnis. He was a graduate of Burlington High School and attended the East Coast Aero Technical School. He served in the U.S. Army for six years.
For 28 years, he was employed at Sears Roebuck & Co., where he met his wife Norma. They resided in Natick, Mass. Upon his retirement from Sears, they relocated to Middlebury, where they owned and operated the Greystone Motel for 15 years.
His family says he loved entertaining and cooking, gardening, traveling and fishing. For the past 11 years, he and his wife resided in West Palm Beach, Fla., during the winter months.
Family members include his loving wife of 34 years, Norma (Tibbetts) McGinnis; one son, Joseph “Jay” McGinnis of Danvers, Mass.; five daughters, Eileen Sims of Middlebury, Sharon Reilly of Natick, Mass., Cynthia McGinnis of Somerville, Mass., Lynne Delvecchio of Medway, Mass., and Corinne Zaniboni of San Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Evilo Livingstone of Reading, Mass., Priscilla Finger of Effingham, N.H., and Judy Delorie of Atkinson, N.H.; one brother, William Evans of Harlem, Ga.; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sunday, Oct. 18, in Natick, Mass., where he and his wife started their life together. Memorial donations may be made to the Concord Regional VNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury St., Concord, NH 03301.
LEICESTER — Mary V. McHugh, 76, died Oct. 15, 2009, at her home. A full obituary will be published in a future edition of the Addison Independent.
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Marceline M. Provencher, 79, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh.
She was born in Addison on June 10, 1930, the daughter of Edward and Florence (Ashe) Abair.
She married Eugene LeRoy Provencher in Vergennes on Oct. 7, 1950.
She worked as a partner with her husband in different businesses throughout the years.
She was a member of the Good Sam Camping Club and the Family Motor Coach Association.
Survivors include her husband, Eugene Provencher of Plattsburgh; three daughters, Cynthia Kaye Provencher and her companion Gerald R. Trombley of Hancock, Vt., Sherry Jeanne Alberts and her husband Charles B. III of Dalton, Mass., and Patricia Jean LaPage and her husband Karson W. of Plattsburgh; one brother and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Beatrice Abair of Ausable, N.Y.; one sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Herb Haskin of Florida; four grandchildren; step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Burial followed in Lakeview Cemetery in Addison.
Memorial donations may be made to the Five Main Comfort Care Unit, CVPH Medical Center, 75 Beekman St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
Online condolences may be made at www.rwwalkerfh.com.