SANDRA M. AYLWARDFAIRFIELD
Sandra Marie Aylward, age 60 years, lost her battle with cancer Tuesday morning, May 14, 2013, at her Pion Road residence with loving family at her side.
Born on April 11, 1953, she was the daughter of Homer Paradis and the late June (Dew) Paradis. She graduated in 1971 from Bellows Free Academy-St. Albans and on Aug. 5, 1972, she married the love of her life, Lester Aylward. They made their home in Fairfield with their three children.
Sandy will be most remembered for her establishment of "Sandy's Quik Stop" where she loved working and serving the public for 21 years. After closing the store she became associated with Vicki Isham at Howard's The Flower Shop. Several of her hobbies included cooking, entertaining family and friends, knitting, craft shows, bowling, traveling, and spending time with family. Sandy will always be remembered for her big heart and being there for anyone in need. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Parish and for the past 11 years very active in the Franklin County Relay for Life Cancer Walk.
In addition to her husband, Lester, of 41 years, Sandy leaves her children: Stacey Remillard (Kris) of Fairfield, Tiffany Hughes (Joseph) of Mesa, Ariz., and Adam Aylward (Alissa) of St. Albans; grandchildren Devin, Jade and McKenna Remillard, Chase, Graham, Calvin, Kennedy and Brady Hughes, Arika and Alivia Aylward; Her father, Homer Paradis of St. Albans Bay; mother-in-law, Theresa Aylward of Fairfax; and siblings Rita Langlais, Larry Paradis, Mike Paradis, Debbie Begnoche and Glenn Paradis. Also surviving are several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Sandy was predeceased by her mother, June (Dew) Paradis and father-in-law, Arthur Aylward.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday May 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. from St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 116 Church St., Fairfield Center. Father William P. Giroux will be the celebrant and homilist. The Rite of Committal and Interment will follow at a later date in the Soule Cemetery, Fairfield.
Friends' may call at The Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Gifts in Sandy's memory may be made to the Franklin County Relay for Life, "Arthur's Fishing for a Cure for Sandy's Team," 55 Day Lane, Williston 05495
To offer private online condolences please visit: www.kiddermemorialhome.com.
Published on May 16, 2013
MONIQUE I. WAKEFIELDST. ALBANS
Relatives and friends of Monique I. Wakefield, who passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2013, are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, May 20, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 So Main St.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels Church, Lake Street on Tuesday, May 21 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. Private messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 16, 2013
EVERETT C. ATHERTON JR.RICHFORD
Everett C. Atherton Jr., age 63, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans.
He was born in St. Albans on April 26, 1950 the son of the late Everett Sr. and Doris (Reed) Atherton.
Everett grew up in Bakersfield and attended both Brigham Academy and Enosburg Falls High School. He graduated from Enosburg Falls High School, class of 1968, where he was a standout pitcher for the baseball team. After high school he enlisted in the United States NAVY and received his honorable discharge in 1970. Everett married Susan Spratt in August of 1973 and, together, raised their two children in Enosburg Falls.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, being at camp, spending time with family and watching the Red Sox, especially at Fenway Park. Everett spent more than 25 years working in contractor sales and he cherished the relationships he made with both co-workers and customers; he truly loved his job.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Atherton of Richford; their children Jeff Atherton and his wife, Joy, and their son, Evan, all of Underhill and Lisa Atherton and her significant other, Drew Delorme of Fairfax; his siblings Corrine Gregoire and her husband, Paul of Swanton, Lorraine Brigante and her husband, Cosimo of Colchester, Garth Atherton and his wife, Judy of Enosburg, Janice Fletcher and her husband, Noel “Buddy” of Richford and Garry Atherton and his wife, Debra of Richford; his mother-in-law, Gloria Spratt of Pittsburgh, Pa.; his sisters-in-law Donna Soxman of Pittsburgh, Pa., Barbara Bennewitz and her husband, Scott of Cincinnati, Ohio and Jean Sullivan and her husband, Greg of Litchfield Park, Ariz.; his brother-in-law, Lawrence Gregoire of Richford and several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Everett was predeceased by a sister, Phyllis Gregoire.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Enosburg Falls United Methodist Church, Church St., Enosburg Falls with Pastor Jon Bly officiating. Interment will follow in the Richford Center Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, VT.
For those who wish, contributions in Everett’s memory may be made to the American Legion Post #42, P.O. Box 572, Enosburg Falls, VT 05450 or the Vermont Cancer Center, 89 Beaumont Ave., Given E213, Burlington, VT 05405.
Private condolences may be sent to Everett’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 16, 2013
MARION ARDUINIMONTGOMERY / WARRENTON, Va.
Marion Arduini, age 80, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Oak Springs Nursing Home in Warrenton, Va.
She was born May 19, 1932, in Takoma Park, Md., the daughter of the late Arthur and Wilma (Ferre-Fuller) Stred.
She worked as a pharmacist assistant, later as an assistant manager in Buckingham apartments maintenance department, and later as a receptionist and switchboard operator at the Chatham apartments, all in Arlington County, Virginia.
She spent her childhood years in Arlington, Va., and lived in Centerville and Falls Church, Va., for much of her adult years. She later moved to Montgomery Vermont in 1986 to be close to her father, and remained there after he passed in 1992. She returned to Virginia in 2008, to be close to her sons Bill, Bob, and Pat; and Rick when he visited from Florida. She lived out her last years in Warrenton Virginia.
She was an outspoken animal advocate, and loved her pets, to include her dog, “Tiny”, her dog, “Princess”, her cat, “Amber,” and lastly her cat, “Chloe.”
She is survived by her four boys: William (Bill) A. Sowers of Dale City, Va., Robert (Bob) T. Sowers of Warrenton, Va., James (Pat) P. Sowers or Lake Anna, Va., and Richard (Rick) W. Sowers, of Safety Harbor, Fla.; her nine grandchildren: Eric, Shaylin, Curtis, Sean, Ricky, and Richelle Sowers, Shelly Sinkoskie, Jason Kennamer, and Shannon Smith, and three great-grand-children.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls, VT with Pastor Ed Sorrell officiating. Interment will follow in the Montgomery Village Cemetery.
A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 12 p.m. until the hour of the funeral.
For those who wish, contributions in Marion’s memory may be made to the Hospice organization at “Capital Caring, 10530 Linden Lake Plaza, Suite 200, Manassas, VA 20109”
Private messages of condolence may be sent to Marion’s family on-line through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 14, 2013
WILLIAM S. HOWARDST. ALBANS
William S. Howard a lifelong resident of this area passed away Friday, May 10, 2013, at 3:22 p.m., at the Fletcher Allen Health Care with his family at his side.
Born on Nov. 23, 1950, in Burlington, he was the son of the late William V. and Dorothy (Laidman) Howard. Bill was 62 years old.
Survivors include his sons William J. Howard of Swanton and Joseph M. Howard of St. Albans; a grandson, Brandon; two sisters Ruth Miller and her companion, Jay Sweeny, of St. Albans Bay and Virginia Roadcap and her husband, Kenneth, of Pennsylvania; a brother, Jeffrey Howard and his wife, Julie, of St. Albans and close friend, Angie White of St. Albans.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Private messages of condolence are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 13, 2013
DONALD R. WRIGHTST. ALBANS
Donald R. Wright, a lifelong resident of this community, passed away Thursday evening, May 9, 2013, following a brief illness, at the Franklin County Rehab with his loving family at his side.
Born on Feb. 4, 1922, in St. Albans, he was the son of the late Norman W. and Hazel (Foley) Wright. Don was 91 years old. On June 16, 1951, in St. Albans he married Mary Wood, who survives him.
Don was a 1941 graduate of Bellows Free Academy and attended Vermont Junior College. He then started working for the former Central Vermont Railway until he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Following his honorable discharge, he then started his career with the former Missisquoi Pulp Mill, retiring as the customer service manager. He was a member of Green Mountain Post # 1, American Legion, Robert E. Glidden Post # 758, Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the First Congregational Church, St. Albans Lodge 1566, B.P.O.E., the Marine Corps League, Franklin Lodge # 4, F. & A.M. and served on the Board of Directors of the St. Albans Cemetery Association. He also was a former member of the Champlain Country Club and the Owl Club.
He enjoyed playing golf, fly fishing, playing pool, playing bridge at the Owl Club, deer and partridge hunting and very rarely missed a B.F.A home hockey or girls softball game.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Mary, of St. Albans; their daughter, Elizabeth Ross and her husband, Richard, of Essex Junction and their children Mary Ellen, Dorothy, and Michael and his friend, Jessica Jensen; his nieces and nephews Alan Wright and his wife, Veronica, of Highgate, Jack Wood and his wife, Pamela, of Plainville, Mass., Jenny Doran of Massachusetts, Judy Bancroft of Barre, Sharon Thayer of Burlington and Scott Burnap and his wife, Barbara, of Ohio.
Don is also survived by his close friends Charlie Reed and Robert St. Pierre, his friends at his exercise group, the Franklin County Senior Center and his Quintin Court neighbors.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his son, Norman W. Wright on Nov. 13, 1990; his brother, Lawrence and his wife, Caroline, and his sister, Phyllis.
Don’s family would like to thank the staff at the Fletcher Allen, Shepardson 4 and the Franklin County Rehab for the care and support that he and his family received during his brief illness.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 27 Church Street, St. Albans.
A funeral service will then be held at the church at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Judy Steger Kennedy officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Cancer Society, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310 White Plains, NY 10605 or the St. Albans Cemetery Assoc., P.O. Box 920, St .Albans, VT 05478. Assisting the Wright family is the Heald Funeral Home where, private messages of condolence to Don’s family are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 13, 2013
SHELBY J. (COURSON) SVENSONMILTON
Shelby Jean (Courson) Svenson, 76, died peacefully Wednesday night, May 8, 2013 at her home surrounded by her husband and children, after a long and courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Shelby was born on Sept. 14, 1936 in Malone, N.Y., to Adelbert and Bernice (Revette) Courson. She attended High School in Malone before moving to Syracuse, N.Y. She then moved to Plattsburgh where she worked in retail sales at Plattsburgh AFB, where she met her husband. She married Robert W. Svenson on March 14, 1964 in Beekmantown, N.Y. Her two eldest sons Robert and Stephen, were born in Plattsburgh prior to the family moving to Yakota Air Base, Japan in 1967. After living for three years in Japan, Shelby moved to Loring AFB, in Limestone, Maine, where her son, Christopher was born. In 1972 Shelby cared for her children in Malone, N.Y., while her husband served in Thailand during the Vietnam War. The family then moved to Webb AFB, Big Spring, Texas where her daughter, Melissa was born. Upon her husband's retirement in 1976, Shelby and family returned to upstate New York eventually settling in Massena, N.Y., for 10 years prior to their relocation to Milton in 1987. Shelby enjoyed living in Milton and was involved in a number of civic organizations including the Friends of the Milton Public Library and later the Daughters of Isabella, where she served as chancellor for many years. She was an avid book reader, she loved to dance, and she loved going to plays at the Flynn Theater and St. Michael's College. She also made numerous pilgrimages to Catholic shrines in the region. She was a strong advocate for her family and friends and eagerly participated in local fundraising charitable events. She was an ardent supporter of the "Right to Life" movement.
Shelby is survived by her husband, Bob, her sons Robert and Christopher, her daughter, Melissa, and her children Jared and Hannah (fiancee Jim Roy and his sons Eric and Nathan). She is also survived by her sister, Darlene Dunn (husband Bob), sister, Marilyn MacAbee (husband Jon) and their children Jennifer Price (husband, Ryan) and Angela MacAbee. On her husband's side, Shelby is survived by her sister-in-law, Joan Gould and her children Lee Sjosten, Lynn Sjosten and Chelsea Ericson, her brother-in-law, Chris Charron and his wife, Alice, her sister-in-law, Barbara Sjosten (former husband, Charles Longeway) and their children Charles Longeway, and Nicole Davis (husband, Mark) and their children Mia and Ava.
Shelby was preceded in death by her beloved son, Stephen D. Svenson in 1999. She was also predeceased by her father, Adelbert in 1988, her brother, Steven in 2004, and her mother, Bernice in 2005.
There will be a viewing at Minor Funeral Home in Milton on Monday, May 13, 2013 from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a Catholic Funeral Mass at St. Ann's Church in Milton at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, with her burial at Notre Dame Cemetery in Malone, N.Y., the same day, starting at 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions in Shelby's name may be made to either the Daughters of Isabella at St. Ann's Church in Milton, or the ALS Association - Northern New England Chapter. Her family would be grateful for Catholic Prayer Masses in her name.
Online condolences may be made at www.minorfh.com.
Published on May 13, 2013
SISTER JEANNE M. BOUDREAU, SSJCLARENCE, N.Y. / HIGHGATE CENTER
Sister Jeanne Mance (Jane) Boudreau, 89, formerly of Highgate Center, died on April 30, 2013, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence in Clarence, N.Y., after a lengthy illness.
Sister Jane was born in Highgate Center on Dec. 26, 1923, the daughter of the late Eugene and Maria (Fournier) Boudreau. She graduated from Highgate High School in 1942, entered the Sisters of St. Joseph on April 26, 1943 and professed final vows on Aug. 30, 1948.
She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Mount St. Joseph College in 1955. Her 34-year teaching career was spent throughout the Diocese of Buffalo. She maintained the SSJ Lake House in Olcott, N.Y., for more than twenty years.
She is survived by one sister, Sister Frances Boudreau, SSJ of Clarence, N.Y.; two brothers Claude Boudreau of Enosburg Falls and Rosaire Boudreau and his wife, Jacqueline of St. Albans; two sisters-in-law Madeline Boudreau and Elaine Boudreau, of St. Albans; one brother-in-law, Maurice Rainville of Swanton; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings: Euchariste, Roland, Bernard, Gaetan, Anatole, Gilberte, Yvette, Lucille Rainville, Fernande Messier, Gilles, Gerald, Jacquelin and Albert.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on May 3, 2013 in the Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel in Clarence, N.Y. Celebrant was her nephew, Rev. Marcel Rainville; Candle Bearer was Norman Boudreau; Pallbearers were David Boudreau, Gerald, Bernard and Allen Messier. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Cemetary in Buffalo, N.Y.
Published on May 10, 2013
PHILIP G. HULLST. ALBANS / HIGHTSTOWN, N.J.
Philip Glasgow Hull, 88, died at his home in Hightstown, N.J., on April 5, 2013 after a long illness.
The son of Charles Hermon Hull and Gladys Glasgow Hull, he was born in St. Albans on Feb. 17, 1925. He served with the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, and then in the active Army Reserve until retiring as Major in 1963. He was a 1942 graduate of Bellows Free Academy, a 1949 graduate of Middlebury College and a 1952 graduate of Columbia University Law School. In 1951 he was a staff member of the King Subcommittee of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, investigating IRS laws. He practiced law in New York City from 1952 to 2002 with the firm of Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman). He was a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association, and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Service on many charitable boards included the Board of National Missions of the United Presbyterian Church, 1967-73, the Latin America Mission, 1969-79, and the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools, 1983-90. He served various Presbyterian churches as Elder and also Trustee, lastly at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City. A longtime member of the American Guild of Organists, he also served on the Board of the People's Symphony Concerts, New York City, 1977-2000, and was a founding Director of the Long Island Philharmonic, 1979-81.
For over sixty years he was a loving husband to his wife, Gretchen, who survives him, and a loving father to his children Jeffrey, Sanford, and Meredyth Hull Smith, who also survive him, as do his daughters-in-law Bonnie and Belinda, son-in-law Brooks Smith, and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Meadow Lakes Retirement Community, Hightstown, N.J., at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Published on May 09, 2013
DONALD M. HOGANST. ALBANS / WINTER HAVEN, Fla.
Donald Hogan, 86, of Winter Haven, Fla., passed away April 9, 2013. A memorial service was held and burial followed in the Florida National Cemetery.
Donald was born in St. Albans on Jan. 2, 1927 and graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1944. Donald was a proud WWII Army veteran. In 1959, he moved his family to Los Gatos, Calif. He worked at IBM for 28 years and moved to Winter Haven, Fla., in 1991.
Donald is survived by his daughters Deborah, Dee Dee and Kimberly; son, Tom; their mother, Toni Hogan; brothers William Hogan, Patrick and wife, Pauline Hogan; sisters Joyce Barkyoumb, Jan Hoben and Patricia and husband, Robert White; sisters-in-law Marion Lepper and Eileen Hogan; and six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his father and mother John and Nellie Hogan; brothers Gordon Lepper, John Hogan Jr., and Robert Hogan; sister, Jean and husband, Normand Chennette, sister-in-law, Janice Hogan; and brothers-in-law Reggie Barkyoumb and Bernard Hoben.
Donald’s kind and generous heart is known to many. He will be deeply missed by is family and friends.
Published on May 08, 2013