Barre Area Senior Center 131 S. Main St. #4, Barre • 479-9512 Have you been wondering how you can help the victims of Hurricane Maria? BASC is reaching out to the community of our members. Please consider supporting Hope for Puerto Rico, a local group providing disaster relief for families.We will have a box here at the center for good condition clothing, food (canned goods, meat, vegetables, peanut butter, crackers) and toiletries. Thank you for your kind consideration of our neighbors to the south!! ATTENTION SQUARE DANCERS We must have 16 participants by Monday, Oct. 16 to continue this program! Spread the word! Come on out, get some exercise, and have some fun! Caller Steve Desrosiers will teach you all the steps! No partner needed! By donation! SPECIAL NOTE: Line Dancing with Cheryl Wednesdays at 3:30 is currently on hold due to instructor injury. Feel better soon, Cheryl! Volunteer News If you have volunteered at BASC in the past year, you are invited to a special Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 18 At 1PM. Please rsvp at the registration desk here at the center. Seniors in Motion Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30. Chair Yoga with Katie Mondays at 11 a.m. by donation. Pitch Mondays at 1 p.m. Digital Photography Mondays at 1 p.m. Bone Builders Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 a.m. Spanish conversation: join John Murray Tuesdays at 10 a.m Young at Heart Singers, in the house, Tuesdays at 1PM; no rehearsal here Oct. 3 • • • Montpelier Senior Activity Center The Montpelier Senior Activity Center is your home for healthy aging and lifelong learning. We are an active community, and there’s always something to do, no matter your interest. If you’re 50 or older, we’d love to welcome you as a member of the Montpelier Senior Activity Center! If you’d like to learn more, call us at 223-2518 or stop by at 58 Barre Street in Montpelier. Pumpkin Carving for Enchanted Forest Thursday, October 12, 1:30-3:30pm Come help prepare jack-o’-lanterns for the October 14 Enchanted Forest event in Hubbard Park! Feel free to bring your own tools and/or pumpkins, and materials will also be provided. Enchanted Forest Saturday, October 14, 4-8pm Hubbard Park, Montpelier, 223-7335 Tickets: $5 children/$10 adults/$25 (early bird: $4 children/$8 adults/$20 families) The “Enchanted Forest” is Montpelier’s night time community celebration of Autumn. Located in historic Hubbard Park, hay wagon rides bring groups of people deep into the park where they are led by guides through candle-lit paths to stages of storytelling, music, fire, and enchantment. It is also the one time of the year park goers get to see Hubbard Park’s 50-foot tower illuminated by fire! Proceeds benefit the Montpelier Parks! Advance tickets available at the City Clerk’s office and guarantee admission for a specific time. Day-of tickets are available at the New Shelter in the park. Walk-ins may encounter long waits. Advance tickets are STRONGLY recommended. Art History: American Artists and the Civil War Thursday, October 19, 1:30-3pm Twin Valley Senior Center Chinese Art Class Hosted By Jan Danziger The course will be for 6 weeks, 3-5pm, starting October 6th, $35 and all proceeds benefit the Twin Valley Senior Center 4583 US Rt 2 E. Montpelier. Painting nature, Exploring Calligraphy, Painting a Mountain Landscape Scroll and more. Art supplies provided. For more information contact Susan Crampton @ 223-6954 or Twin Valley Senior Center @ 223-3322. Course subjects are as follows: October 6th Introduction, traditions, and beginning brushwork. Five Days to Paint a Rock-Accordion Fold Book October 13th - Exploring Calligraphy, The eight basic strokes. The use and placement of seals. The Three Perfections - Calligraphy, Poetry and Painting October 20th - Painting Bamboo, leaf formations, stalks, boned and boneless techniques. October 27th - Continuation of the Four Gentlemen-Painting on Tea-Stained Paper- Chrysanthemum, Orchid and Plum Central Vermont Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Fall Series 2017 Programs take place on Wednesdays at 1:30PM (films at 12:30). $5 suggested donation per program or $40 for the 13-program series. Montpelier programs will take place at the Montpelier Senior Activity Center, 58 Barre Street, and Barre events will take place at the Aldrich Public Library, 6 Washington Street. Films will be shown at the Savoy Theater, 26 Main Street in Montpelier. Programs will not take place when the Montpelier schools are cancelled for weather. You may call (802) 479-2602 to confirm. For more info, visit • • • • • • Beginners Falls Prevention Tai Chi Tuesdays at 2:15 Mah Jongg Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Jazzercise Thursdays at 9:20 Game Day Thursdays at 1 p.m. Intermediate Tai Chi Thursdays at 2 Intermediate Falls Prevention Tai Chi Saturdays at 10 Many thanks to those who are current on their dues. We are updating our records. Please check in with Sandy by Nov. 15. She will be happy to assist! AND THANK YOU!! Art Gallery At Basc This month we hang a new exhibit by two Barre artists, both members of the paletters. We hope you will join us for a reception Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 10AM. For a special exhibit by Bob Murphy and Bobbie Geyselaers when the artists will be on hand to answer questions and share information. Many of you know Bob, of Barre Town, who has taught Genealogy Roundtable here at BASC. He began painting while in college, but did not picked it up again until he retired from the Vermont Agency of Transportation and joined the Paletteers (he’s currently the treasurer). Bob paints in oils and acrylics, and has dabbled in watercolor and pen & ink, too! He prefers landscapes as subject matter, with an occasional still life and is inspired by travels, throughout the U.S. and Europe. Bobbie, lives in West Berlin, with previous stops in New York and Connecticut. Like Bob, she’s has traveled, with her husband, quite a bit. Bobbie started painting 40 years ago--in the 70’s, focusing on watercolors; she also works in pen and ink, creating unique gift cards, flower arranging and gardening. Also a member of the Paletteers, Bobbie’s ideas come from her globetrotting and from Vermont landscapes. Bobbie belongs to the Artists Resource Association and Paine Mountain Arts and The Art of Creative Aging as well. She has exhibited widely at venues in Vermont. Bobbie is the mother of three, grandmother of six and great-grandmother of three boys. Please join us for this delightful exhibit. Light refreshments served. EAST BARRE ANTIQUE MALL 133 MILL STREET, EAST BARRE, VT 05649 • 479-5190 WINTER HOURS: Closed October 30 thru May 1 OCTOBER STOREWIDE SALE Tuesday - Sunday 10-5, Closed Mondays www.eastbarreantiquemall.com Art historian Debby Tait examines American Artists and the Civil War. Artists expressed anxiety at the gathering storm of war (Martin Johnson Heade, Eastman Johnson). They served SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL as reporters for the war (Winslow Homer), and the photographers gave the public an “eye witness” view (Brady, SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL S SPAULDING HIGH SCHOOL O’Sullivan). Above all, they interpreted the issues and war’s aftermath (Johnson, Homer). Free and open to the public. 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Patricia (Longe) Alger NORTHFIELD, VT- Patricia (Longe) Alger, 88, died peacefully at home the early hours of October 4 surrounded by her family. Born in Franklin, VT, on March 4, 1929, she was the daughter of George and Cora (LeCuyer) Longe. Pat was the wife of Earl Alger who passed away April 20, 2007. They were married April 19, 1945 and resided in Montpelier most of their married life. Pat was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church for over 60 years and was a former member of Eastern Star. Survivors include her daughters, Elaine Douglass of Hudson, FL, Susan White and her husband Norman of Montpelier, and Kathryn Reed and her husband Kevin of Northfield. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Lisa Lee and Michele Gallison, both of Florida, Chad Douglass of Morrisville, Brent Leclerc and Kevin White, both of Barre Town. Pat also leaves nine great grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren. She is predeceased by three brothers and one sister, Lawrence Longe, Eleanor Gray, and twin brothers Wesley and Lesley Longe. Arrangements are by Guare & Sons of Montpelier. A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 8 at 1:00 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Montpelier. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers contributions in Pat’s memory may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 Main Street. John A. Ashford (Sonny) March 6, 1934-Sept. 25, 2017 BARRE - John Andrew Ashford of 745 W Corinth Rd., Washington, VT, died Monday, September 25th at the Berlin Health & Rehab in Berlin, VT with his immediate family comforting him. John was born in Barre, VT, March 6, 1934, son of Forrest & Stella Ashford. He attended Barre and Montpelier schools, eventually graduating Montpelier High. He started working at a very young age doing everything from candle pin set up to working garbage routes, he worked on the railroad at 17, then started working in the trades doing everything from mason tending to construction. Which became his passion. John was a good carpenter and a great worker. He was tireless no matter what the job. John’s interested included hunting and fishing, horseshoes and cribbage, he also loved to read westerns and put together puzzles. John is survived by his children Linda Yonkers and husband Jim, David Ashford and wife Janice and a step daughter, Brenda Carey and husband Dennis, 7 grand-children, and several great grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Stella Lafountaine, Isabelle Evarts, and Dorothy Ashford. He was predeceased by his wife Geraldine Ashford, and Mary Martin, sisters Lila Pouleu, Elizabeth Plunket, and Virginia Somers, Brothers Robert Ashford, Forrest Ashford, Edward Ashford, and Erban Ashford. He will be missed. No Calling Hours. No Services. Memorial Contributions may be made to local animal shelters. Michael R. Tirone Northfield, VT – Michael R. Tirone, 56, died Monday October 2, 2017 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born February 3, 1961 in Flemington, NJ Locally Family Owned & Operated Since 1908 Traditional Funeral and Cremation Services. Thoughtful Service in Accordance with Your Wishes Arrangements Coordinated Anywhere Prearranged & Prepaid Services and Trust Agreements Funeral & Cremation Services 802-476-3203 a son of John P. Tirone Jr. and June E. (Russo) Tirone. As a child Michael moved with his family from Connecticut to Middlesex, VT. He graduated from U-32 High School in Montpelier before 802-476-3233 Fax 802-476-4310 email@example.com 802-476-3251 Fax 802-479-0250 firstname.lastname@example.org 802-476-3243 Fax 802-476-4310 email@example.com page 10 The WORLD October 11, 2017 enlisting in the US Air Force, serving for three years as a mechanic. After being honorably discharged from the air force, Michael moved to Florida where he learned his trade as a carpenter. After a time he returned north and has lived in Central Vermont since. Michael loved the solace of spending time in the woods and worked as a logger for a while but returned to his true talent of carpentry until becoming too ill to work. He is survived by his parents, John and June Tirone of Largo, FL and Old Saybrook, CT; a brother John P. Tirone III of East Haddam, CT and sisters Lisa King of Rockville Center, NY and Kathleen Witherow of Warrenton, VA. Interment will take place in the Vermont Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, VT Condolences to Michael’s family may be made to in an online guestbook at www. knightfuneralhomes.com . Contributions in his memory may be made to Mike Tirone, care of Rose Audet at the Community Bank of Northfield. All donations to this fund will go to the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation in Mike’s name. Donations can also be made in Memory of Michael Tirone to Dartmouth Hitchcock ICU at: https://dhmcalumdev.hitchcock.org/icu_fund. BYRON EUGENE CARPENTER “CARP”, 89 of West Berlin, died in his home on Sept. 27, 2017. Born on Jan. 6, 1928, in Hartford, CT, he was the son of Ralph and Myra (Lord) Carpenter. Byron graduated from high school in Hartford and then went into the Army. He served in Hawaii during World War II and attained the rank of Sergeant. Byron worked for over 45 years in the automotive business and eventually retired as the service manager for Thomas Cadillac in Hartford. Byron married Helen Radziewics of New Britain. They were married for over 45 years. They made their home in Avon, CT, raising their two children, David and Karen. After Helen’s passing in April 1998, Byron moved to VT. Byron then married long-time family friend Eunice (Partlow) Haskins in September 2000. Byron was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt with his son David and friends. Byron is survived by his wife Eunice; his son David Carpenter and his wife Deb of Burlington, CT; his daughter Karen Burgess of Bristol, CT; his step-children Margaret Williams, Mary Jennett and her husband David, and Delbert Haskins all of West Berlin, and his brother Merrill “Eddie” Carpenter of Canton, CT. Byron also leaves behind seven grandchildren. He also has many loving nieces and nephews and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. NEAL COOK passed away on Sept. 27, 2017, at Lakeland (Florida) Regional Hospital, after a short illness. Neal was the son of Arthur and Bessie Cook, born in Montpelier, VT, on May 2, 1929. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1947. He was in the Army from 1950 to 1951 and later, held positions in several hotels and the state of VT. He transferred to the U.S. Dept. of Labor in 1973 and retired in 1994. Neal married Katherine Crawford in Montpelier in 1955 and raised three children, Stephen, Barbara and James. Neal is survived by his wife, three children and their spouses Stephen and Pam Cook, Barbara and Charles Riley and James and Lisa Cook. He was also proud of his five grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister, Elisabeth Blodgett. ALLA MAE DEWEY, 78, died Sept. 27, 2017, at her home on Freeman Road. She was born in Dew, Georgia, on Dec. 15, 1938, the daughter of John and Effie (Stewart) Free. She was a graduate of Maryville High School in Maryville, TN, class of 1958. On April 14, 1961, she married Gordon “Duke” Dewey in Fort Bragg, NC, where they were both serving in the United States Army. Alla Mae was a sergeant in the United States Army and served in Vermont Army National Guard, as well. Alla Mae worked for Bernard’s Military Alteration Service at Fort Bragg, Black & Decker Co. in Fayetteville, NC, Norwich University Mess Hall as a secretary, and owned and operated Dewey’s Personal Services at Norwich University. She loved traveling and spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband, “Duke,” of Northfield; two children, John Dewey and his wife, Brandi, of Northfield, and Tishia Dewey Goddard and her husband, Jeffrey, of Barre Town; three siblings, Charles Free, of North Carolina, John Calvin Free, of Georgia, Helen Wheeler, of North Carolina; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. CHARLES RICHARD HICKS, 57, died Oct. 2, 2017, in his sleep. He was born April 24, 1960, in Bennington, the son of Donald and Frances (Bishop) Hicks. He graduated from Montpelier High School in 1977 and Union College in 1981. Mr. Hicks retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years, serving in Bennington, Dorset and Rutland. He was an avid reader and enjoyed music. Survived include his mother, of Bennington; a sister, Martha Hicks-Robinson, Nashville, Tennessee; nieces, a great-aunt and many cousins. CAREY A. (VENNER) JOHNSTON passed away in her home, at the young age of 43, on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Carey was born November 8, 1973 at Central Vermont Hospital, in Berlin, to John and Paula (Bashaw) Venner. Carey made her home in Montpelier, Vt. She was primarily a stay at home mom who devoted her life to her children and family. She was also a loving friend who will be deeply missed by many. Carey is survived by her six children, Shawn Venner (companion Aedan Scriven), Alexis Cote, Anisa Venner-Johnston, Aaron Venner-Johnston, John and Jackson Sargent, her granddaughter, Zelda, her father, John Venner and wife, Donna Gacetta, her sister Lia Campagnari Venner (companion Lee Cota), her brother, Nicholas Venner, husband John Sargent and her many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her mother, Paula Venner of Barre. She was truly loved, and will be missed by all. A funeral will not be held, following Carey’s wishes. Her memory will live on in the hearts of all of us. She will rest with her mother and grandmother in the family plot in Hope Cemetery. LILLIAN G. RAYMOND, 89, a longtime resident of Waterbury Center, passed away peacefully at Birchwood Terrace in Burlington, on Sept. 30, 2017. Born in Waterbury on May 13, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Emma E. (Dalton) Rushford. On Oct. 14, 1946, she married X. Henry Raymond in Waterbury Center. Henry predeceased Lillian on Jan. 29, 1976. Lillian grew up in Waterbury where she attended schools and then, following her wedding, was happy and busy raising her family and helping her husband on the family dairy farm. With Henry’s passing, Lillian went to work in food service at the Vermont State Hospital cafeteria in Waterbury, a vocation she enjoyed along with her many co-workers. In her leisure time, Lillian enjoyed cooking for her large and loving family and many friends, sewing, cross-stitch, playing cards, singing, dancing and music. Lillian is loved and mourned by her daughter, Linda Presson, and her husband, Rick, of Colchester; her daughter-in-law, Sharon Raymond, of Waterbury Center; three grandchildren Matthew Raymond and his wife, Faith, of Waterbury Center, Holly Anderson and her husband, Todd, of Barre, Heather Thompson and her husband, Tim, of Williston; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. LAWRENCE WESLEY “LARRY” ROBERTS, 80, of Wetumpka, Alabama, formerly of Barre, passed away on Sept. 27, 2017, at his home. Larry was born in East Barre on Dec. 28, 1936, to Wesley and Mabel Roberts, the second of seven sons. He attended school in East Barre and graduated from Spaulding High School in 1954. After his graduation, he joined the Army, making that his career and he retired with the rank of Major in 1976. On Feb. 13, 1956, Larry married Helene Bienvenu in Barre. Since Larry was in the service, they lived in several locations, finally settling in Montgomery, Alabama, after his retirement. Helene passed away on Sept. 23, 1997. In 1979, he and his wife opened their own business, The House of Frames, which ran successfully until selling it and retiring. Even after retiring, Larry continued making frames part time for Hobby Lobby. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn S. Roberts; son, Robin A. Roberts (Lisa), of Titus, Alabama; daughter, Renee Baker (Ray), of San Antonio, Texas; several grandchildren. He is also survived by brothers, Dennis (Linda), of Montpelier, Eugene (Sherry), of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, and Kelly (Joanne), of Barre. SANDRA “SANDI” (TREFREN) ARONSON SPOONER passed away unexpectedly at her Marshfield, VT, home on Sept. 25, 2017. Sandi was born to George and Theda (Chamberlain) Trefren, of Lyndonville, on Jan. 25, 1940. Sandi graduated from Lyndon Institute in Lyndonville and went on to earn her degree from the Vermont College of Cosmetology. On July 7, 1974, she married Douglas Aronson. They blended their families to raise a family of nine before having one child together. In 1975, after running a family dairy farm in Berlin, Sandi and Doug bought the Woodbury Country Store and moved to Woodbury, VT. For years, their store thrived and diversified as an authentic general store. After selling the store, Sandi held various jobs and enjoyed positions in which she interacted with the public. On June 17, 2017, Sandi married Mervin Spooner, of Marshfield. Though their time together was brief, Sandi and Merv were inseparable.They enjoyed dancing, spending time at the Twin Valley Senior Center, attending church, taking their beloved dog, Jackie, for creamees, and doing chores together at their Marshfield home. Even more important to her was accepting people for who they were and supporting them in her quiet way. This was evident, by her helping others in need anonymously. Sandi made a common practice of leaving things that people needed when they were not home, as it was important to her that people not feel indebted to her or ashamed of their circumstances. Being little in stature, those close to her know her heart was the largest part of her. Sandi is survived by her only sister and brother in-law, Pauline and Ronald Drew, of Lyndonville. Sandi was a cherished mother to Ann and Mike Cookson, of Cabot, Diana Gomez, of Bridgeport, CT, Carlos Gomez, of Kingman, AZ, and Merilyn and Bill Ready, of Terryville, CT. Stepchildren include Dug and Maria Aronson, Carl and Marina Aronson, Scott and Tammy Aronson, all of Randolph, Vermont; Tammy Aronson, of Fort Myers, Florida; Karen Lilley, of Williamstown, Vermont; Kim Aronson, of Wilmington, Vermont; David Spooner, of Marshfield, Vermont; and Alison and Dan Ricker, of Sharon, Vermont. Sandi is survived by 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. DAVID A. STONE, 49, of Barre, died Sept. 27, 2017, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1967, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, the son of Robert N. and Marie (Grace) Stone. He attended school in Lebanon before beginning work as a cook at local restaurants. Later, he was employed at a Middlesex wrecking yard and most recently at Village Cannery in Barre. Mr. Stone enjoyed fishing, auto racing and watching professional wrestling. Survivors include his mother, of Hartford; three children, Jessica and Levi Stone, both of Barre, David “DJ” Stone, of Williamstown; a granddaughter; a brother, Wayne Stone, of Hartford; several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. ROBERT E. THOMPSON, 87, of Dade City, Florida, and formerly of Williamstown, VT, passed away Sept. 24, 2017, at his home with his family at his bedside. Born in Barre, Vermont, on Dec. 27, 1929, he was the son of the late Clyde and Katherine (Sullivan) continued on next page HWF_World2colx5.indd 6 11/20/10 10:03:13 AM