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Robert S. Howe

ObituariesRobert S. Howe, 68, of Perkinsville, Vermont, died March 23, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born Aug. 24, 1940, in Eastford, Conn., the son of Walter H. and Gertrude M. (Hawley) Howe.

He attended schools in Woodstock.

Mr. Howe married Beverly A. Bradish Aug. 24, 1963, in Weathersfield.

He was a member of the Army National Guard in North Springfield for eight years.

He was employed as a machinist and toolmaker at Cone Blanchard Machine Tool in Windsor for 25 years, Hicks Machine Co. in Walpole, N.H., and Mack Molding in Cavendish for 15 years, retiring in 2002. He also worked part time for the U.S. Postal Service as a carrier in Perkinsville and Reading, at Adams Garage in Perkinsville and at Rockingham Country Club.

Survivors include his wife of Perkinsville; four daughters, Catherine Pollard of Hardwick, Lynnette Esty of Perkinsville, Susan Cox of Baltimore and Janet Howe of North Springfield; a sister, Judith Moore of Woodstock; 13 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. read more (186 words)
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Bethany Belknap, 87

ObituariesPERKINSVILLE -- Bethany Belknap, 87, of Perkinsville, died peacefully at her home, Friday, March 20, 2009, with her son and daughter at her side.

Bethany was born Jan. 25, 1922, in South Fayston, the daughter of Arthur and Alice (Durkee) Maxham.

She had 11 brothers and sisters, Everette, Mervin, Theron, Ralph, Lena, Olive, Ina, Virginia, Clair, Olin and Roger, all of whom have predeceased her. Her husband, Hanson Belknap, also predeceased her in 1990. Bethany was mother to five children, three of whom have also predeceased her.

She was survived by her son, Kimball Belknap of Springfield; a daughter, Theda Belknap, of Weathersfield; Bethany was "Granny" to Kerry Belknap-Morris of Claremont, Kevin Wright of Chester, and Sheila Barry of New Port Ritchie, Fla.; a great-grandmother of six; a great-great grandmother of six; and by several nieces and nephews.

Bethany had a sparkling personality, she enjoyed working in her gardens, sugaring, was involved in any outdoor project that came her way, and many types of crafts, but especially enjoyed being with her family and friends.
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Patricia E. Alden Memorial Service

ObituariesASCUTNEY - Patricia Ellen (King) Alden, 67, died March 2, 2009 at Mount Ascutney Hospital.

She was born Nov. 13, 1941, in Arlington, to Samuel C. and Louise (Millington) King.

Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Noel A. Alden of Ascutney; a brother, Richard King of Arlington; a sister, Betsy Quinn of Georgia; two sons, Daniel Alden of Windsor and Chester Alden of Claremont, N.H.; two daughters, Konya Hartley of Marlboro, Conn., and Betsey Bliven of Ascutney; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley and Phillip King.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7, at Ascutney Union Church on Route 5.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ascutney Union Church or Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department.
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Robert Asa Winn, 86

ObituariesWinnThursday, December 18, 2008 5:55 AM

NEWPORT -- Robert Asa Winn, 86, of Bradford Road in Sunapee, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at the Dartmouth Medical Center in Lebanon.

Robert was born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., April 6, 1922, to the late Frank William and Mary Louise (Brown) Winn.

He married Hazel Mae Campbell in 1948 and they shared 60 wonderful years prior to his passing.

Robert is survived by his wife of Newport; his two daughters, April Mary Freeman of Longmont, Colo., and Candy Ruth Fuller of Perkinsville; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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Connor, George P.

ObituariesAMSDEN - George P. Connor, 90, died Nov. 11, 2008, at his home.

He was born Jan. 30, 1918, in Litchfield, Conn., the son of John T. and Eliza J. (Scammon) Connor.

He attended school in Weathersfield, Vt.

Mr. Connor married Virginia J. Emery on Dec. 21, 1938, in Reading. She died in 1998.

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Dennis G. Richardson Jr.

ObituariesDennis G. Richardson Jr.

SPRINGFIELD - Dennis G. "Chip" Richardson Jr., 52, died unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon, November 9, 2008, at the Springfield Hospital, his loving wife at his side. He was born October 31, 1956, in Springfield, Vermont, the son of Dennis G. and Dorothy (Phillips) Richardson. He attended Weathersfield schools and graduated from Springfield High School, class of 1974.

He was married to Colleen Bibens on May 8, 1976, in Springfield, Vermont.

Chip was employed by George Bibens as a carpenter for several years. He was caretaker of the Boedtker Farm in Springfield for seven years and owned and operated his own business, C&B Woodworking, in Springfield for many years.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #679, the BPOE Elks Lodge #1560 in Springfield and a member of the Chester Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed woodworking, golfing, was an outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed trapshooting and was a champion trap shooter. He was a dedicated family man.

He is survived by his parents, Dennis and Dottie Richardson of Perkinsville; wife Colleen of Springfield; one son, Thad G. Richardson and wife Alissa of Lyndonville, Vt.; one brother, Matthew G. Richardson of Silver Springs, Fla.; one sister, Angel M. Cioffi of Perkinsville; his grandfather, Graydon Richardson of Ridge Crest, Calif.; four aunts and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the North Springfield Baptist Church.
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Rita E. Dionnne, 83

ObituariesASCUTNEY -- Rita E. Dionne, 83, died Friday evening, Oct. 24, 2008 at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield.

She was born, May 28, 1925 in Windsor, the daughter of Leighton and Catherine (Mohan) Springer.

Rita married Normand E. Dionne in Windsor, Oct. 13, 1956. He predeceased her, Nov. 25, 1982. She was also predeceased by one sister, Marion Rushia in 2002 and one brother, Leighton Springer in 2007.

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Joyce M. Buttles, 81

ObituariesROCKVILLE, Md. - Joyce M. Buttles, 81, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Md. after suffering a massive stroke nine days earlier.

Joyce was born on March 2, 1927, in Moretown, Vt., the daughter of Harold and Edna (Allen) Patch.

She attended the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass., from kindergarten through 12th grade. She boarded at Perkins, returning home to Vermont for the holidays. It was at Perkins School that she met her future husband, Stephen Buttles of Brandon, Vt. It was also at Perkins where she made life-long friends and learned basic living skills for the visually handicapped. Attending school so close to Boston allowed Joyce to pursue her love of music, attending symphony and opera concerts as well as taking piano lessons and becoming a member of the Perkins School Chorus. Joyce graduated from Perkins in 1948, returning home to her family's farm in Weathersfield, where she wove placemats as a means to help support herself.

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Emery, Bernice M.

ObituariesBernice M. Emery, 92, died Sept. 27, 2008, at Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Windsor.

She was born March 3, 1916, in Plymouth, the daughter of Alverton and Estelle (Kavanaugh) Higgins.

She graduated in 1935 from Springfield High School.

On Aug. 29, 1936, she married Max E. Emery in North Springfield.

Mrs. Emery was a mother and homemaker raising her family in the Perkinsville/Reading area for many years.

She enjoyed sewing, reading and making braided rugs.

Survivors include three sons, Max Jr. and Richard, both of Reading, and Robert Emery of Athol, Mass.; a daughter, Nancy Davall of Springfield; a sister, Helen Esslinger of Alstead, N.H.; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
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Emilienne M. Clipet

ObituariesSPRINGFIELD - Emilienne M. Clipet, 83, died Aug. 20, 2008, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law.

She was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Coulogne, France, Pas De Calais, the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Lecoustre) Martin.

She received her education in France.

She was married to Maxime A. Clipet in 1945 in Calais, France. He predeceased her in 1967.

She moved to the United States in 1952, settling in Philadelphia for several years, and later moved to Vermont.

Mrs. Clipet worked as a comptroller with American Fabrics in Bridgeport, Conn., from 1968 until her retirement in 1990.

She was a member of the Springfield Senior Center and enjoyed playing cards, shuffleboard and traveling with the seniors group.

Survivors include her daughter, Danielle Bonta of Weathersfield; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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