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“A.J.” Our Angel

“A.J.” Our Angel Baby A.J. would have celebrated his third birthday on Tuesday, Feb. 6. His tragic drowning last summer left all in a state of devastation. The following letter written by his foster father, Scott Hawkins, was read at A.J.’s memorial service. I remember the first night I met A.J. DCF had called and said they were bringing over a sixmonth old little boy. It was late when they walked through the door with a very tired and scared little man. For whatever reason, the lady holding him walked across the room and handed him to me. I felt the connection in an instant and I know he did also. From that moment forward, I became A.J.’s dad and he became my best little friend. A.J. started with us before he could even crawl. I can still see him dragging himself across our floor as he got himself where he wanted to go, when he wanted to go there. I was able to watch him grow into a fearless twoand-a-half year old that always wanted to go where he wanted to go. Everyone who knew A.J. knows that he has the strongest personality you ever met. He had a temper like you wouldn’t believe. He was the most stubborn kid I have ever met. When he decided something it was darn near impossible to convince him of anything else. For A.J., it was his way or not at all! But A.J. loved just as fiercely. Whether I was getting home from work, or picking him up from Turtle Island, the second he spotted me, with a scream of “Daddy!” he would run to me as fast as he could. He loved his hugs, he loved his kisses, followed by “La you Daddy,” and off he would go. He loved to cuddle when he was tired and just watch to world move around him. His favorite time of day was bedtime. Every single night he was held and rocked to sleep by his mom, and he adored that time with her. For those of you who know me, you know that I have seen a lot in this world. I have seen and done things that no man should ever have to do. I am intimately familiar with Death. War has been my everlasting companion for many years. I believed that after surviving these things, nothing could get to me or hurt me more. I was wrong. I cannot even begin to describe or explain the immense pain that I feel inside of me. It is all powerful; bearing down on me with such force that I literally cannot breathe at times. I can be OK for moments and then in an instant I am reduced to a sobbing mess. I would gladly suffer a thousands more Afghanistans if my A.J. could come back to us. I don’t know how, or if I will ever, recover from this loss. It is not something I can see now. I will miss our Sunday morning trips to Burger King (A.J. absolutely loved BK hash browns); I will miss him taking off my hat, throwing it on the floor and then laughing like crazy. I will miss singing our song to him. I will miss a thousand things about A.J. I hope to God that wherever A.J. is, that he is happy and that he still gets to spend some time with us. He was loved here, with everything we had. Until I see you again buddy, I want you to know it was an honor to be your daddy. We love you so, so much. Locally Family Owned Operated Since 1908 Locally Family Owned & Operated Since 1908 Locally Family Owned & Operated Since 1908 Serving All Faiths Serving All Faiths Serving All Faiths in the Central Vermont in the Central Vermont Area. Vermont Area. Area. 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She was known and loved by many as “Zia”. Olive was born on September 19, 1920, the daughter of Carlo and Elisa (Fornarelli) Romerio. She was proud of her Italian heritage and loved to share stories of her formative years growing up on Sibley Avenue. She was inquisitive, loved school, and graduated proudly when she attained Montpelier High School’s Silver M. Olive was a loyal employee with an exemplary work ethic. She began working at Jackson’s Pharmacy while a junior in high school. After graduation she worked for the Montpelier Public School before joining Green Mountain Power Corporation in 1941. She retired from her position at Green Mountain Power in Burlington as Administrative Assistant to the President on May 1, 1986, after completing 45 years of dedicated service. Following her retirement, Olive enjoyed volunteering her time with the Vermont Historical Society, the Montpelier Food Pantry and the Central Vermont Medical Center. In 2004, she received the Central Vermont Council on Aging’s “Successful Aging Senior of the Year Award”. In 2008, Governor Jim Douglas presented Olive with the Governor’s Outstanding Community Service Award. She was a member of the Bethany United Church of Christ, the Evening Club, the Women of Bethany, the Montpelier Emblem Club #369, the Vermont Historical Society, the Montpelier Historical Society, the Barre Historical Society, and forever held the TTM Club near and dear to her heart. Olive traveled to Las Vegas, Hawaii and Italy and enjoyed taking short bus trips with friends, but was happiest spending time with family and friends at camp on Peacham Pond in the beautiful mountains of Vermont, her home. She also especially liked attending chicken pie suppers in the fall. On May 21, 1949, she married Gino C. Franzi of Barre, VT. Her dear Gino passed away on January 2, 1961, but she remained devoted to him for the duration of her life. She was also predeceased by a brother, Libero Nicolino and his wife Pace (Cardini) Nicolino, a nephew, Ronald Nicolino, grandnephew Richard Nicolino, and great-grandnephew Thomas Dion. Though Olive did not have children, she was a warm, caring presence and “mother” to many. She leaves a nephew, Robert A. Nicolino and his partner Jane Senna of Barre; nieces, Elisabeth (Nicolino) and Armand Dion of Barre and Claudia (Nicolino) and Kenneth Fritjofson of Orange; great niece, Rhonna (Nicolino) Gable of Plainfield as well as many other great nieces and nephews, and dear friends of a variety of ages. Olive was bright, engaging, independent and spirited; but kindness and generosity were her greatest gifts to others. Olive meant so much to so many. She will be dearly missed by all who shared her light. Please honor our Zia Olive by doing an act of kindness of your choice. A memorial service was held 11:00 am on Saturday, February 10th at the Guare & Sons Funeral Home with a reception to follow. Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at Ella M. Maynard Ella M. Maynard – 86, passed away in the comfort of her home and family on Sunday evening, February 4, 2018. Born in Montpelier on April 11, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Eva (Davis) Morse. On December 4, 1948, she married Everett C. Maynard in Moretown. Ella was a 1948 graduate of Montpelier High School. Following her marriage to Everett, Ella was a partner with her husband in running the Bis-May family farm in Moretown and was busy and happy raising their family. Energetic and a can - doer, Ella was involved in civic, church and agricultural related activities throughout her life. She served the Town of Moretown for many years as a Lister, Justice of the Peace and was a member of the Board of Civil Authority. A longtime member of the Moretown United Methodist Church and a woman of great faith, Ella served as treasurer for many years, was a member of the United Methodist Women, taught Sunday School, and worked on the church Christmas Bazaar for decades. In addition, she was the representative to the Troy Annual Conference, more recently the New England Annual Conference of the Methodist Church as well as worked on virtually every other activity the church was involved in. Ella was a member of the Farm Bureau where she served as secretary and was a member of the National Holstein Association where she was integral in helping plan the 1984 Convention in Hartford CT. She and Everett started and organized the 4-H Club in Moretown that grew to include the other Mad River Valley towns. 4-H was near and dear to her since she met Everett through 4-H. Ella’s family lovingly remembers her for the joy she found in spending time with her family and grandchildren, cooking, When Families lose a loved one, the world should halt for a moment… We would like to take that moment. Routhier Auto Center “Family Owned & Operated” “Your Complete Car Care Center” 181 South Main St., Barre 802-622-0080 making pies and raised doughnuts and just being together. Ella is loved and mourned by her husband of 69 years, Everett Maynard of Moretown; their children, Jean Glezen of Whitney Point NY, Donald Maynard and his wife Katherine of South Burlington, Gordon Maynard and his wife Jeannine of Rathdrum ID, Kendall Maynard and his wife Barbara of Moretown; 11 grandchildren, Cheryl Glezen Donnelly, David Glezen, Wendy Glezen Morgan, Amy Glezen, Israel Maynard, Esther Maynard George, Kai Maynard, Nathanael Maynard, Zebulon Maynard, Rosanna Maynard Woodard, and Myranda Maynard; 9 great-grandchildren; a sister, Harriet Gallagher of Calais; a brother, Wayne Morse of Montpelier; as well nieces, nephews and extended family. Ella was predeceased by a brother, George Morse. A service celebrating the life of Ella Maynard will be held from the Moretown United Methodist Church on March 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. Inurnment will take place this spring in the Mountain View Cemetery in Moretown. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts would be appreciated to the Moretown United Methodist Church, PO Box 516, Moretown, VT 05660, or to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 (www. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences please visit or the funeral home Facebook page. Colonel Maurice H. Smith Colonel Maurice H. Smith, 106, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing in Berlin. He was born in Hyde Park, Vermont on July 26, 1911, the son of Homer C. Smith and Mabel (Wade) Smith. He graduated from Peoples Academy, Morrisville, Vermont in 1930. He followed his older brother, Phillip Smith (deceased) to Norwich University where he graduated in 1934. He married Isabel (Daniels) Smith on January 2, 1939 in Littleton, New Hampshire. Colonel Smith was a high school teacher at Barton Academy in Barton, Vermont for several years until WWII. While he was on a one-month active duty at Fort Devens, he applied for active duty in the army. He was assigned to the First Armored Division. Subsequently, he served with the First, Fourth, and the Tenth Armored Divisions, and eventually in 1944, served as supervisor of instruction in the tank department of the Armored School at Fort Knox. From the Armored School Colonel Smith was ordered to Hawaii with a flame-thrower group and served as the head of the school. After the armistice, Mo was assigned to a tour in Germany and attended the Nuremberg Trials. After his tour, he was sent to Japan in 1949, to serve in logistical command. In 1952, Mo was sent to the Fifth Army Headquarters in Chicago and retired from active duty in 1954. He moved back to Vermont and joined the staff of Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. He was on staff for 18 years until his retirement in 1973. Survivors include his son William Smith and his wife, Pamela of Williamstown, Vermont; his daughter, Sandy Spira of Melville, New York; one granddaughter, Cindy Spira, of Patchogue, New York; three grandsons, Keith Spira of Dixs Hills, New York, Wade Smith of Alstead, New Hampshire, and Daniel Smith of Northfield, Vermont; one great-granddaughter and three great-grandsons; one nephew, Charles Daniels of Texas; two nieces, Mary Boyd Troy-Bunker of Concord, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Tully of Texas. He was predeceased by his wife Isabel Smith and his brother, Phillip Smith. There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Chapel at Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663. Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield is in charge. Joseph “Joe, Dad, Pepere, Great Joe” Tetreault Joseph “Joe, Dad, Pepere, Great Joe” Tetreault, 82, died on February 6, 2018 at his home, after living with multiple myeloma for 14 years. He was born on September 14, 1935, the 4th child of 7, to Thomas and Laurette (Bouthellier) Tetreault. He grew up in Newport, VT and attended Sacred Heart Elementary and High School. Joe enlisted with the United States Navy in 1953. He served on the submarine, USS Blenny until his honorable discharge in 1957. On September 15, 1956 he married Beverly Larocque, and eventually they moved to Worcester, VT, where they raised their four children. Joe and his family, and his children’s friends, spent many summers at their camp on Lake Elmore. Beverly predeceased him in 2003. Joe worked for the FAA as a Flight Service Coordinator at the Edward F .Knapp airport in Berlin and later at the Burlington International Airport, retiring in 1987. He continued on as a part-time weather observer at the Burlington International Airport until 2015. After retirement he volunteered at the Kellogg Hubbard Library for 26 years. He loved to travel and did so extensively throughout the U.S. with his wife Bev before her passing Ȧs a widower, he branched out and tried new adventures including hang gliding, and tandem parachuting. He became a driver for the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery and continued to travel to many parts of the world including, China, Fiji, Hawaii, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Quebec, and France. During a trip to New Zealand he met andNew Orleans, California, Florida, Maine, and Alaska. Even after he was unable to participate, he looked forward to visiting the deer camp he built with his brothers in the Northeast Kingdom, and especially the “Big Dinner” with his nephews. continued on next page HWF_World2colx5.indd 4 HWF_World2colx5.indd 4 11/20/10 10:03:12 AM 11/20/10 10:03:12 AM

continued from previous page He is survived by his partner, Joan Polanshek; his children, Donna Houghton and her husband Greg, Deborah Tetreault, Andrew Tetreault and his wife Claudia, and James Tetreault and his wife Beth; grandchildren, Andrea Churchill and her husband Martin, Jennifer Houghton, Evan Tetreault, James Tetreault and his wife Nicole, and Joseph Tetreault; great grandchildren, Alice Churchill and Elliott Churchill; his siblings, in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. There will be a celebration of his life in a warmer month of summer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Berlin, VT 05641 or to the Kellogg Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 or . Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at . Other passings.... BETTY JEAN (JACKMAN) ANDERSON, 90, passed away at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin on Feb. 1, 2018. She was born in East Calais on May 17, 1927. Her parents were the late Orrin and Charlotte (Peck) Jackman. She attended Calais public schools and Montpelier High School. Betty married Fritz R. Anderson in Montpelier on Nov. 23, 1944. They met at a dance and enjoyed dancing throughout their married life. They wed on their farm in Plainfield until they moved to East Calais in 1946. In 1951, they moved to Barre where she lived for 63 years. Betty was a member of the East Calais Congregational Church, the Order of Eastern Star, Crossroads Home Dem in Barre and Williamstown, Barre Senior Center and the Nelson Pond Lake Association. She was also a member of the Montpelier Senior Center where she was very active with cooking, rummage sales and bazaars. Betty was a homemaker, but she did work part-time in her parents’ general store in East Calais. Betty loved to cook for family and friends who often gathered at camp. Betty is survived by her two sons, Robert Anderson and Steve Anderson, Steve’s wife, Charlene, four grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren. ROBIN BARTER, 53, of Barre, passed away surrounded by family and friends at CVMC after a long battle with cancer. She was well-known throughout the community and will be remembered for her good will and sense of humor. She is survived by two sisters, Mary Barter, of OH, and Debra Barter, of VT. Robin leaves behind two brothers, Keith Barter, of VT, and Michael Barter, of ME; and her estranged son, Jeffrey Barter, of ME. ELEANOR OLIVE BROWN, 78, of Pirie Road, passed away on Jan. 24, 2018, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, with her family at her bedside. Born Jan. 18, 1940 in Rye, NH, she was the daughter of Eldon and Edna (Snell) Howard. Eleanor graduated Concord High School with her focus in business and secretarial sciences and enjoyed her role on the basketball team. On Feb. 24, 1957, she married Charles Brown in Chichester. They lived in several different states to accommodate Charles’ military assignments. She always found a church in the area, sang in the choir and volunteered in any way she could. Eleanor was an active member of the Websterville Baptist Church for 47 years where she was a deaconess and sang in the choir. Eleanor also taught kindergarten and fulfilled office duties for the Websterville Baptist School for many years. She also worked at the Perfect Fit Dress Shop. Eleanor’s love and commitment to her husband were an example to everyone, a love that lasted over 60 years. Survivors include her husband, Charles K. Brown, of Graniteville; her son, David Tosi and his wife, Marilyn, of Utica, NY; her daughter, Debra Brown Martin and her husband, Bruce, of Williamstown; her son, Charles K. Brown Jr. and his wife, Anne, of Barre Town; her daughter, Brenda Brown Lewallen, of Northfield; her son, Andrew Brown and his wife, Wendy, of Barre Town; and her brother, John Howard and his wife, Shirley, of Concord, NH. Eleanor is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a greatgreat-grandchild, as well as a niece. KATHERINE L. “KAT” COBURN, 55, of Williamstown, died Feb. 1, 2018, at her home. She was born in Randolph, the daughter of David and Marie (Manning) Dewey. She was raised in Randolph and East Randolph, and had also lived in Washington, VT, settling in Williamstown in 2001.Kat was a dairy farmer and had worked for Bombardier Transportation and Central Vermont Home Health & Hospice. She was a member of the NH Karting Association and enjoyed go-karting, crocheting for others, listening to music, watching movies, and was an avid Boston Bruins fan. Survivors include her daughters, Alana Lorenzini and husband Paul, of Barre, and Shay Coburn, of Williamstown; companion Eddie Bean, of Williamstown; mother Marie Dewey, of Williamstown; sisters Victoria Dewey and companion Sarah Jolivette, of East Randolph, and Jo-Anne Paton and her husband, Ken, of Orange; grandsons Nickolas and Dylan Churchill; nieces and nephews. CLIVE M. COUTTS, 86, passed away on Jan. 30, 2018. Born in Morristown, NJ on Nov. 8, 1931, he was the son of the late Robert L. and Beatrice (Muchmore) Coutts. On June 4, 1983, Clive married Tracey (Brennan) Coutts in Morristown, NJ. Clive was a graduate of Morristown High School and continued his education at Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT, graduating in 1955 with his degree in political science. Following college, Clive joined the family insurance/real estate agency, Robert Lloyd Coutts and Sons, in Morristown, NJ, where, as broker, he owned and operated the real estate office until his retirement in 1990. In 1990, he and his wife moved to Waitsfield, VT, where they purchased and renovated an old farm house into the Featherbed Inn, which they ran until 2004. During his years in Morristown, Clive was an active volunteer with the Independent Hose Company, Morristown Fire Bureau. In addition, he was an active member of the Morristown Lions Club and lifelong member of the Morristown Methodist Church and choir. After moving to Waitsfield, he became an active associate member of the Waitsfield United Church of Christ and continued his love for singing through the church choir. In addition, he was an accomplished piano player. Clive is loved and mourned by his wife, Tracey Coutts, of Waitsfield, VT, and his children: Heather Cannestro and her husband, Jim; Kara Robinson and her husband, Andy; Emily Cannestro; Clive M. Coutts Jr. and his wife, Susan; David W. Coutts and his wife, Agneta; Steven E. Coutts and his wife, Denise. Also surviving are his stepdaughter, Sharon L. Fielding; his stepsons T. Wayne Stefanovich and his wife, Nicole; Erich S. Stefanovich and his wife, Robin; a brother, Glenn K. Coutts and his wife, Eleanor; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. NEIL HAYDEN CRANDALL, 82 years, of Cape Porpoise, ME, formerly of Randolph and Johnson City, TN, died Feb. 2, 2018. GEORGE L. GOODRICH JR., 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield. Arrangements are by Kingston Funeral Home in Northfield STEPHEN JOHN GREEN left for a new adventure on Jan. 30, 2018; his wife and two daughters surrounded him. Steve was a husband, a father, a grandfather and a lifelong humanitarian. In 1960, he decided to get on a bus instead of go sailing for the summer. His decision to become a freedom rider defined who he was, and shaped the man he would become. Soon afterwards, he heeded the call for volunteers and joined the Peace Corps, later being honored by President Kennedy. He spent over 40 years setting up refugee camps around the world in war-torn countries, sometimes in the midst of massive natural disasters and often, political strife. He had a curious, brilliant mind with a thirst for knowledge. He authored several books, wrote numerous articles and columns for various publications. He always loved a good debate, which led him to join the Berlin Select Board and later, serve in the Vermont Legislature. His last 10 years of life were spent battling Alzheimer’s. The irony was devastating, yet he fought with humor, dignity and a gracious spirit. His wit, charm, charisma and mischievous nature left lasting impressions on those who loved and cared for him. He was a rebel with a cause, a spirit to be reckoned with and a character to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Helgard Gisa Green; children Tatiana Green and spouse Benjamin Thompson, of ME, and Annika Green, of Berlin, VT; grandchildren; and sibling Christina Green, of NY. MICHAEL KING, 44, of Essex Junction, died on Feb. 1, 2018, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Montpelier, VT, on Aug. 9, 1973 He pursued vocational studies until he discovered Landmark College. He then pursued his B.S. at Lyndon State College. Michael worked in the communications field, then spent much of his adult life working for Heritage Automotive. When he was no longer able to work due to his disabling metastatic cancer, he began volunteering for the 501st Legion, dressing as an Imperial Gunner and volunteering for the Make a Wish Foundation and visiting children at the Vermont Children’s Hospital. Michael is survived by his wife, Catherine, and his son, Lucas. He is also survived by his mother and father, Ellen and Don King, of Gulfport, FL; his in-laws, whom he lovingly called Mom and Dad, Marsha and Mark Lang, of Montpelier, VT. He is survived by his siblings, Charles Thomas King, II and his fiancée, Annie Donnelly, of Lake Worth, FL, Christopher and Josie Lang, of Essex, VT, Robyn King and her companion, Ryan Schauer, of Las Vegas, NV, and Elizabeth Lang and her fiance, Ryan Mitofsky, of Essex, VT. LEAH G. KNAPP, 89, died on Feb. 1, 2018, at Mayo Healthcare in Northfield, with her loving sister, Phyllis, at her bedside. She was born in Northfield on July 23, 1928, the daughter of Carl and Martha (Lee) Diemer. She was a graduate of Northfield High School, class of 1946. She later earned a diploma in nursing from Heaton Hospital in Montpelier. She worked as a nurse for Mayo Hospital and later, for Mayo Residential Care, both of Northfield, retiring in the mid-1990s after over 40 years of service. She was a member of the United Church in Northfield, Central Vermont Boating Club, Bull Run Home Dem. and Northfield Snowmobilers. She enjoyed boating, snowmobile riding, camping, gardening, sewing, baking, daily walks around Northfield and all the Bull Run Activities. Survivors include two children, Gilbert “Sam” Knapp III and his wife, Pauli, of Northfield Falls, Carol Jenkinson and her husband, John, of West Berlin; her loving sister, Phyllis Clough, of Northfield; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; favorite nephew Steven Clough; and many nieces and nephews. WILFRED F. LONGCHAMP , 85, of Chelmsford, MA, died on Jan. 20, 2018. He was the devoted husband of Pauline A. Longchamp whom he married on Dec. 26, 1956. He was born in Barre, VT, on April 4, 1932, to Wilfred J. Longchamp and Mildred E. (LaBounty) Longchamp. He graduated from Spaulding High School (‘49) at the age of 17. He immediately enlisted in the Air Force, serving for four years during the Korean conflict, attaining the rank of staff sergeant. He then entered college on the GI Bill and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Wilfred leaves his wife, Pauline (Charbonneau); his five children Kathryn Fisher, Jeanne (John) Nelson, Timothy Longchamp, Jonathan (Carolyn) Longchamp and Peter (Dianne) Longchamp as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren are expected in May 2018. Will leaves behind, his sister, Mary Zubi, of South Hadley, MA; his sister-in- law, Patricia Longchamp, of Essex Junction, VT; and many nieces and nephews. ELLA M. MAYNARD, 86, passed away in the comfort of her home and family on Sunday evening, Feb. 4, 2018. Born in Montpelier on April 11, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Eva (Davis) Morse. On Dec. 4, 1948, she married Everett C. Maynard in Moretown. Ella was a 1948 graduate of Montpelier High School. A longtime member of the Moretown United Methodist Church, member of the United Methodist Women, taught Sunday school, and worked on the church Christmas Bazaar for decades. Ella is loved and mourned by her husband of 69 years, Everett Maynard, of Moretown; their children Jean Glezen, of Whitney Point, New York, Donald Maynard and his wife, Katherine, of South Burlington, Gordon Maynard and his wife, Jeannine, of Rathdrum, Idaho, Kendall Maynard and his wife, Barbara, of Moretown; 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; a sister, Harriet Gallagher, of Calais; a brother, Wayne Morse, of Montpelier; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. A service celebrating the life of Ella Maynard will be held from the Moretown United Methodist Church on March 10, 2018, at 1 p.m. Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences, please visit or the funeral home Facebook page. KRISTINA ANNE MARIE “TINA” OSTRANDER, 54, of Moretown, VT, passed away on Jan. 25, 2018, at the VNA Respite House in Colchester, VT, in the comfort of her family, following a courageous battle with cancer. After moving to Vermont, Tina worked at Simon’s in Montpelier, Jiffy Mart in Essex Junction and Kinney Drugs in Waitsfield. MICHAEL ROBERT “MIKE” POLLICA, 72, drew his last breath on Feb. 4, 2018, at Wolf River Farm in Plainfield, VT. Mike was held close and comforted by his wife of 52 years, his two daughters and two eldest grandkids. Mike was diagnosed with stage-two adenocarcinoma of the esophagus in July 2017. He and his family were hopeful that, with treatment, his condition would improve and extend time with family and friends. Mike was born Oct. 22, 1945, in Brattleboro, VT, to Robert L. and Barbara LaDuke Pollica. He graduated from Brattleboro Union High School in 1963, and from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA, in 1969 with a BA in Business Administration and a certificate in accounting. He married Judy Allen in September 1966 in Springfield, VT. Michael is survived by his mother, Barbara Pollica; wife, Judy Pollica; daughters Lara and Sarah Pollica (Ryan Christiansen); siblings Carol Allen and Kathleen Gouger (Jack Gouger); grandkids, niece, nephews and numerous cousins. Michael Pollica’s life will be celebrated the summer of 2018. Arrangements are in the care of the Pruneau-Polli Funeral Home, 58 Summer Street, Barre, VT. BARBARA JOAN (STOTT) POPE passed away on Feb. 3, 2018, with family at her side, following a near-three-year struggle with pancreatic cancer. Barbara was born on May 4, 1938, to Leona (Mildred) (Currier) and Ronald A. Stott in Island Pond, VT, and graduated from Brighton High School in June 1955. She then graduated from the Auburn Maine School of Commerce and began her teaching career in Rangeley, ME, moving to Windham High School and then returning to VT, where she taught at Waitsfield High School and was a member of the first faculty of Harwood Union High School. During this time, Barbara met William Pope, and they married in Waterbury, VT, on June 20, 1966. A year later, they moved to Northfield, VT, where both began teaching at Northfield High School. She went on to teach at U-32 and Randolph Career Technical Center, from which she retired in 1997. In her spare time, Mom loved to read. She also enjoyed various crafting endeavors over the years, playing cards at camp and then on Central Street, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and Christmas. She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Beth (Mrs. Greg) Lemnah, Lyndon Center, VT, Stacey (Mrs. David) Whaley, Northfield, VT, Kelsey (Mrs. Jason) Bussiere, Port St. Lucie, FL, and David Pope (Jennifer Rawlings), Limington, ME; and her grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by cousin as well as several other nieces and nephews and extended family in the U.S. and Canada. CYNTHIA A. REED, 65, of Route 2 in East Montpelier, died unexpectedly on Jan. 29, 2018, at her home. She was born in Marshfield, VT, on June 27, 1952, the daughter of Gordon and Eunice Currier. She attended schools in Plainfield and Marshfield and later attended St. Monica’s Catholic School. She was married but had recently divorced. Cindy worked primarily as a LNA for Berlin Health & Rehab. She later worked as a cook for the Montpelier Meals on Wheels. She was an avid collector and loved to go to yard sales, where she could be found rummaging to find her next treasure. Cindy always put her grandchildren and great-granddaughter before herself and enjoyed spending time and having meals with them at the Wayside or China Moon restaurants. She was known for baking and handing out her baked goods to family and friends. Survivors include her grandchildren Dakota Melkonian and her husband, Shaun, of Barre, Eijah Reed, Alyssia Luman, Taylor Luman, Hayden Luman and Paetyn Luman, all of Montpelier; great granddaughter, Savannah Melkonian, of Barre; siblings Helen Wilder, of Montpelier, Gordon “Joe” Currier, of TN, and Eunice Donaldson, of FL; also many nieces and nephews. NEIL P. ROGERS, 88, a Barre native, died Feb. 7, 2018, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is assisting his family with the arrangements. KATHLEEN E. WELCH, 95, died on Feb. 4, 2018, at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph, VT. She was born Jan. 30, 1923, in Tunbridge, VT, the daughter of Percy H. and Bessie (Farnham) Welch. She attended school in Tunbridge and later, South Royalton, VT, where she graduated in 1941 from South Royalton High School. She served two-and-a-half years in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) Division of the U.S. Navy during World War II. While in the service, she was stationed at the naval air station on the Pawtuxet River in Maryland. She had worked 15 years at the Tunbridge General Store for George Wood and later, Verne Steves. For many years, she would help with the milking and chores on the family farm. In 1967, she was elected town clerk and treasurer for the town of Tunbridge. She held this position until her retirement in 1995. At the time of her retirement, the Vermont State Legislature passed a resolution to honor her for her many years of service to the town. She enjoyed vegetable gardening, knitting, crocheting and reading. She was a member of the Green Mountain Girls #113 (a local unit of WAVES National) and several other women’s military groups. She is survived by a sister, Agnes Allen, of Chelsea, VT, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. February 14, 2018 The WORLD page 9

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