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Memorial announcements are sent to class members through either a letter or email, and are listed in the monthly enewsletter @NU and quarterly in The Record. In addition, a list of deceased alumni, known as the Roll of Honor, is read each year at Homecoming and printed in the annual Homecoming program.

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If you know of an alumnus/a or friend who has passed away recently, please send the notice and a copy of the obituary (if available) to Norwich.  Mail to The Alumni Office, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, Vermont 05663, call 802.485.2100, fax 802.485.2156, or email us.

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In Memoriam Nancy Beals 4/5/2021  
Nancy Kimball Beals, 95, of Governor Francis Farms, Warwick, and Green Hill Beach, South Kingstown, passed away peacefully at home from declining health. Her devoted niece Kimberly, and caregiver Yvonne were by her side. She was the daughter of Albert Chester Beals and Gladys May Kimball Beals. Preceded in death by her brother Chester "Chet" Kimball Beals, and sister Ann Pryce Beals.

She was the secretary and treasurer until retirement of A.C. Beals Company, a respected contracting and masonry company founded by her father in the 1930's. The A.C. Beals Company played a significant role in the building of the Amica Insurance office buildings, Rhode Island Hospital's Jane Brown Unit, Roger Williams Park exhibits, and years of restoration work to All Saints Memorial Church, many schools, houses of worship, and Providence city sidewalks where the company's name is still proudly displayed in brass plaques.

She was a member of and former vestry at All Saints' Memorial Church in Providence; a member of the Green Hill Civic Association, Point Judith Country Club, Dunes Club, Agawam Hunt Club, Animal Rescue League of RI, RI Zoological Society, and Perryville Grange #14. She was also a Cranston Rainbow Alumnae, and a former member of the Board of Managers and Board of Trustees at Saint Elizabeth Home.

She was a life member of the RI Ski Club. She graduated from Vermont College now Norwich University and was crowned Snow Queen in her first year. Skiing was her first love. She enjoyed sharing her memories of trips on snow trains to North Conway, NH and early morning rides up on the single chair at Stowe Mountain where she would get a free lift in the winter to deliver milk to the summit (aka The Milk Run). She was also an avid golfer who consistently drove a ball straight off the tee down the center of the fairway.

She is survived by her primary caregiver and niece Kimberly Beals of Green Hill Beach, and North Conway, NH; nephew Chester "Chip" K. Beals Jr., and sister in-law Frances Beals also of Green Hill Beach.

Nancy was renowned for her joy for life which served her well when at only 25-years old she became one of the country's first successful limb re-attachment survivors, a great credit to the doctors and nurses at the Jane Brown Hospital who were able to reattach and eventually save her "other" leg during a 6-month hospitalization. She went on to inspire many with her generosity of time and encouragement to amputees or those challenged by life's hard knocks. She was also a 40-year breast cancer survivor. She often said, "there wasn't going to be much left to put in "the" box". Most importantly, her love of her family allowed her to withstand many of life's hardships and tragedies. This strength alone is what kept her going for so many years. We thank her caregivers, Yvonne, Marilyn, Nancy, and Ester for their loving commitment to Nancy and the VNA of Care New England for their additional support. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to an animal rescue league, or domestic violence resource center of your choice.

Her funeral service will be held in All Saints' Memorial Church, 674 Westminster Street, Providence on Saturday, April 10 at 11:30 AM. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. Everyone attending the funeral is invited to go directly to church. All current health guidelines regarding the wearing of face masks and the practice of social distancing must be followed.

There will be a celebration of life for Nancy announced for later this summer at her beloved Green Hill home. Condolences may be offered, and remembrances shared online at www.carpenterjenks.com.
In Memoriam Richard T. Mullen 3/19/2021  
It is with deep regret that I inform you of the death of Richard T. Mullen, Class of 1958, father of Rick Mullen '79 and Scott Mullen '84, and brother of Dave Mullen '55, Burt Mullen '62, and Lyn (Mullen) Crocker VC '57. Dick is the grandfather of Derek Mullen '13 and Richard "Monte" Mullen M'20; and uncle of David Mullen, Jr. '78, Diane Mullen '82, and Lynda Mullen Heimall '89 and her husband, Mike Heimall '87. Other Norwich graduates in the Mullen family include Mike Heimall, Jr. '16, Ainsley Vail Heimall '17, M'18, Mark Heimall '93, Brian Caplin '01 and Drew Caplin '08.

Dick, 85, of Ellington, CT passed away on March 19, 2021. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business. Dick was a member of the Football and Hockey Teams, Varsity and Canterbury Clubs, Junior Weekend and Winter Carnival Committees, and War Whoop Staff. Dick was a Partridge Society Lifetime, 1819 Circle and Garrison Associates member with over 28 years of consecutive giving to Norwich University.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 29th at Christ Church, 750 Main Street, Waltham, MA.

A full obituary can be viewed at www.ahernfuneralhome.com <https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Falumni.norwich.edu%2Fpage.redir%3Ftarget%3Dhttp%253a%252f%252fwww.ahernfuneralhome.com%252fcondolences%252f%253fp%253d8436%26srcid%3D139247%26srctid%3D1%26erid%3D19954076%26trid%3D27d97e3e-fbf7-42fe-9663-a829c955547f&data=04%7C01%7Caharvey%40norwich.edu%7Cb619f2feb39d41cf65fa08d8f066ef8c%7C34fcb7563a7c4deaab4d5324bc02ef5e%7C0%7C0%7C637523672189649197%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=IiP8Wa8EVnk%2B29N484QSAFXZ5wxA2k7swESduU%2BdygU%3D&reserved=0>.

Condolences can be sent to The Richard Mullen Family, c/o Rick Mullen '79, 40 High Street, Farmington, CT 06032-2315. Donations in Dick's name can be made to the Mullen Family Scholarship Fund, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663.

The Norwich community's thoughts are with the Mullen's family, friends, and classmates.

In Sympathy,

In Memoriam Richard T. Mullen 3/19/2021  
Richard T. Mullen, formerly of Waltham, MA, died Friday, March 19, 2021 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. He was 85. Born in Waltham, MA, son of the late Thomas J. and Winifred Mullen, he lived in Waltham, MA, Lebanon, NH, Amherst, NH, until he retired from his long career in the building materials industry. In his later years, he moved to Ellington, CT.
Dick graduated from the nation's oldest private military college, Norwich University. His love for his Norwich family was only second to the love of his life, Elaine (Wilson) Mullen, who predeceased him in 1992. He cherished his children, Rick Mullen and his wife Ann, Judi Rhoades and her husband Phil, Scott Mullen and his wife Missy, Gale Tobin and Geoff Mullen, his recent caregiver. He also leaves his adoring 12 grandchildren who made him very proud. His grounding presence made him the one we turned to for advice and reassurance in our family. Dick also leaves behind his brothers and sisters, Dave Mullen and his wife Cathy, Burt Mullen and his wife Peggy, Carole Ripley and her husband Barry, Donna Mullen, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11:00am in Christ Church, 750 Main St., Waltham, MA. Burial will be in Mt. Feake Cemetery, Waltham, MA.
Donations may be made to the Mullen Family Scholarship Fund at Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663.

In Memoriam Paul A. Fredette 3/13/2021  
Paul Alfred Fredette, III , 71, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 13, 2021 at Sentara Hospice House in Virginia Beach, VA.

Paul was born in Fitchburg MA on December 17, 1949. He graduated from Norwich University in 1971. He was proud of his military education. Stories of marching on the parade grounds, bouncing a quarter on his taut bedding, and eating square meals lived on long after his graduation. Many fellow cadets remained his friends for life.

Paul began his engineering career with the US Environmental Protection Agency in Boston. In 1979, Paul moved to Salem NH where he held the position of town engineer. Paul raised his family in Salem NH and was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Parish.

In 1984 Paul founded Fredette Associates, his own civil engineering firm. Paul grew his company and ten years later oversaw a merger to establish SFC Engineering Partnership. In 2002, Paul returned to the public sector with positions in Dorset VT, and Claremont NH. Paul retired from the position of Public Utilities Director in Elizabeth City, NC in 2017.

Paul was clever and resourceful. Unique situations and complex dilemmas were his opportunities to shine. Whether it was a construction project, a plumbing repair, or a route to be negotiated, there was never a problem too big. Those are the times that you wanted Paul in your corner.

Paul challenged life. He was not satisfied with the norm; he always reached for the extreme. Paul chose a lakeside campsite on top of a large rock outcrop. He hired a crane to place his camper on this overlook. No one else had that vision, or courage to do it the way he did it. At that location, he entertained family and friends who came to enjoy a campfire or waterskiing behind his boat.

Paul planned a life of adventure in retirement. Selling many of his belongings and leaving his home, Paul bought a recreational vehicle to travel the country. His venture took him along the east coast, but he never realized his dream of crisscrossing North America before health concerns sidelined him.

His family called him 'Freddie'; Norwich cadets called him 'Tree'. Some called him 'Spud'. These were some of the nicknames for this fun loving and generous man. His large physical stature was overshadowed only by his heart. Paul basked in the times that he was surrounded by family. He will be remembered most for his antics, his mischievous smile, jokes that went right to the edge without going over (well, maybe sometimes over) and his big bear hugs.

Paul leaves behind his son Charles Fredette and his wife, Meghan, and their son, Weston, of New Boston NH; his son Alex Diaz of Virginia Beach; his sister Denise O'Leary and her husband Michael of Enfield CT, and brother George Fredette and his wife Katherine of Salem NH; and many beloved nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.

A funeral Mass will be held for Paul on Monday, March 22 at 10:00 am at Mary Queen of Peace church in Salem NH. In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a donation to Catholic Charities in Paul's name. Your contribution will be allocated to a fund designed to assist families wishing to adopt a child. To be certain those contributions are allocated properly, please kindly include a copy of his obituary.

Catholic Charities of NH 100 William Loeb Drive, Unit 3 Manchester, NH 03109 Attention: Development
In Memoriam John D. MacBain 3/28/2021  
ohn D. (Mac) MacBain (80) of East Bridgewater passed away peacefully on March 28th in the Oakhill Nursing Facility, Middleboro. He was the loving husband of Ann M. (Henschel) MacBain.

He was born in Lewiston, Maine son of the late John D. and Claire E. (Boulay) MacBain. John was a Brockton Teacher specializing in the alternative school system. He attended Hanover High and graduated from Tabor Academy in 1959, graduate of Norwich University (1964). Mac had a long teaching career starting at the Bridgewater Correctional Facility, North Attleboro and New Bedford School Systems where he also Coached Hockey. He taught in Brockton from 1966 until retiring in 1998.

John enjoyed all New England Sports, was a state of Massachusetts Basketball and Soccer official, pitched in the Brockton and South Shore Softball leagues, was known to always be on the sidelines during various sporting games watching his children and grandchildren play. Mac was a great card player, owner of the Big M Landscaping Company and was a sun worshiper, loving the beach and proud of his tan.

In addition to his wife Ann he is survived by his son Christopher MacBain of Reno, Nevada, 2 daughters, Lisa A. and husband Ralph Roberts of Lakeville and Sarah E. and husband Vance Wilkerson of Hanover, Maryland, 6 grandchildren, Jessica, Austin, Savanah, Vanesah, Brira and Chad.

Following Cremation, a Memorial Visitation will be held in the Home of Funerarias Multi Culturel, 238 Court Street Brockton Saturday April 3rd from 6-8 pm.

Due to the COVID-19 Massachusetts Phase 3 Guidelines the Funeral Home will be open to 40 percent occupancy, face masks are required and please practice social distancing. We are all in this together.
In Memoriam William C. Malley 3/22/2021  
In Loving Memory William Coogan Malley, age 97, longtime resident of Falmouth, passed away on March 22, 2021.

Beloved husband of Diane (Atkins) Malley; and father of Cynthia M. Probert of Glen Rock, NJ, Robert L. Malley of Southfield, MA, and Laurence E. Malley of Pine Mountain, CA. He was predeceased by his son, William C. Malley, Jr., his sisters Jeanne Conley and Marion Gaul, and his brother, John F. Malley, Jr. He is also survived by several stepchildren including Michelle (Carmody) Stewart of Falmouth, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a WWII veteran, having served bravely in the U.S. Air Force as a flight engineer in the South Pacific where he received a Purple Heart following the Battle of Biak. He graduated from Norwich University where he earned a degree in civil engineering. He held positions in the U.S. Steel and other businesses as a sales engineer. He was a lifelong New England Patriots fan.

Plans for a Memorial Celebration of his life are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Elks National Foundation, founded by his father, John F. Malley, in 1928. https://www.elks.org/enf/

For online guestbook & obituary please visit www.ccgfuneralhome.com

In Memoriam Lisa A. Winegardner 3/16/2021  
CISSNA PARK - Lisa A. Winegardner, 66, of Cissna Park, passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, after a valiant battle with cancer.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lincoln. Rev. Jeffrey G. Laible will officiate. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the church prior to the services.

Lisa, a loving and dedicated mother, was brought into this world on August 13, 1954, in Lincoln, the daughter of William D. and Nancy Watson Winegardner. She was united in marriage to Rick Comstock on May 1, 1976. She was a 1972 graduate of Lincoln Community High School, Lisa began her career in nursing at 17 years old by volunteering as a candy striper. She dedicated her life to the pursuit of knowledge in the field of nursing. In 1990 Lisa completed her Associates in Nursing at Lincoln Land Community College before going on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree, Nursing, in 2010 from South University. She then went on to complete her Master of Science in 2015 at Norwich University. She ended her 47-year nursing career in 2019. After retirement, Lisa relocated to Cissna Park to enjoy time with her children and grandchildren. Lisa was a caregiver for her family, along with being a registered nurse.

She is survived by her daughter, Deena Comstock, son Darren (Jessica) Comstock, her three precious grandchildren, Tyrin, Jace and Trinity Comstock; two brothers, Tom (Barb) Winegardner and David Winegardner; and one sister, Laura (Eddie) Merreighn Bowden.

Lisa was preceded in death by her parents, and two nephews Chad Merreighn and T.J. Winegardner.

Memorials may be made to Hope Reigns Farm, a not-for-profit ministry for troubled youth run by her son, Darren (www.HopeReignsFarm.com), 1573 E 750 North Road, Cissna Park, IL 60924.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Peasley Funeral Home of
In Memoriam Robert J. Watson 2/21/2021  
SPRINGHILL, Fla. -Robert (Bob) Watson Jr., 73, passed away from the Covid virus on March 3, 2021, in Spring Hill, Florida. Bob was a former resident of Long Bay, Laconia, NH, before moving to Florida.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, Bob graduated from Framingham North High School, in Framingham, MA, in 1965. He went on to Norwich University and graduated as an Army Lieutenant in 1969. He was stationed in Fort Lee, Virginia.

Bob married his high school sweetheart Sandra (Sandy) Hughes, and they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. Bob and Sandy had an exceptionally strong relationship, each cherishing the strengths of the other. Bob and Sandy have three children and eight grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by Julie Ann Watson Bath and her husband, Jeff Bath, M.D., and their three children, Jeffrey, Mitchell and Karleigh, of Williamstown, MA; Robert Watson III and his wife Bethany, and their three sons, Stone, Dashel and Shepherd, of Atlanta, GA; and Todd Watson and his wife Jenifer, and their two daughters, Emily and Abigail, of Gilford, NH.

As someone who was widely known as "the life of the party," Bob was interested in everyone he met. Whether it was a waiter or a business titan, Bob tried to see what made them tick, and he would regale each of them with his own stories. His laughter and warmth were both sincere and infectious. He was a loyal friend, and throughout his adult life he got together every summer for "Boys Weekend" with his Norwich friends for a weekend on Lake Winnipesaukee.

Bob was also an enthusiastic and competitive athlete. His primary sports were golf, skiing, and scuba diving, but he was always willing to try anything that was going on, especially if it meant time with his kids or grandkids. He loved to make contests out of everyday activities, and kept track of the winners and losers. Often a wager was part of the fun. Bob was planning a trip to New Hampshire for a week of skiing at Gunstock when he caught the Covid virus.

Bob's career was spent in the gift industry, most recently as the CEO for Annalee Dolls, based in Meredith, NH, from which he retired five years ago. During his career, he traveled widely, both throughout the country and the world, and his son Bobby has followed him in this field. In retirement, Bob learned to relax and enjoy his leisure.

There will be a Celebration of Life service this summer in New Hampshire, and Bob's ashes will be interred in the New Hampshire State Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen, NH.
In Memoriam Deborah L. Nelson Hodgson 1/2/2020  
Deborah (Deb) L. Nelson, 66, of Concord, NH passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Concord Hospital. The daughter of John B. and Mary Margaret (Gallant) Nelson born on September 24, 1953 in Concord.

A graduate of Concord High School and Norwich University. Deb worked as the manager at The Racquet Ball Club of Concord.

Members of her family include her brother, John "Jack" Nelson Jr.; several cousins and many friends.

A funeral service will be held at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St. Concord, on Friday, January 10, 2019 at 1PM officiated by Brother Charles Edward OLW.

A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the family plot at Blossom Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Maura Fund, c/o Blackwater Veterinary, 131 Old Turnpike Rd Salisbury, NH.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Bennett Funeral Home of Concord. To read the full obituary and to leave fond memories and expressions of sympathy please visit https://www.BennettFuneral.com for the Nelson family.
In Memoriam George W. Dickson 3/1/2021  
George W. Dickson passed away peacefully on Monday March 1st at Wesley Willows Senior Living Community in Rockford, Illinois. He was 93. He is rejoining with Shirley, his beloved bride of 65 years, who predeceased him in December 2018.

The family will be having a private ceremony later this summer at Fence Lake, Minocqua, Wisconsin.

George was always proud of his relationship with Norwich University. He graduated from Norwich in 1952 and served in the Army/Army Reserves for 12 years, obtaining the rank of Captain. He worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 34 years retiring as Bureau chief prior to moving full time to Fence Lake in retirement.

Thank you for having George in your thoughts and prayers and celebrating his wonderful life.
In Memoriam Dorothy A. McIntire 10/10/2017  
Dorothy Ann McIntire, 87 of Worcester, MA passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 10th after a brief illness.


She was preceded in death by her husband for over 63 years Francis E. McIntire in 2015. Dorothy is survived by her seven sons: Francis and his wife Patricia of Englewood, CO; William and his wife Claire of New Orleans, LA; Laurence of Vancouver, WA; Edward and his wife Lucy of Park City, UT; Gregory and his wife Illona of Paxton, MA; Theodore of Fayetteville, NC; and Andrew and his wife Kimberly of Mt Pleasant, SC. She was the grandmother of 20 and great grandmother of eight children. Besides her husband Frank, Dorothy was also preceded in death by her parents William W. Killian and Dorothy (Butt) Killian, and all her siblings: William, Virginia, Charles, Carol, and John; as well as one great grandchild, Emmanuelle.


Often remarking that they were some of the best years of her life, because of her education and her lifelong friends, Dorothy graduated from Emmanuel College in 1951. After raising her sons, she received her teaching credentials at Worcester State College and a Master's Degree from the University of Massachusetts. She was a tireless high school educator in the Worcester school system, highly regarded by a generation of students and her peers. Dorothy loved her garden and took great care to surround herself and others in nature's beauty. She was a strong supporter of Emmanuel College, the American Association of University Women, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, and the Worcester Art Museum.


Friends and relatives are invited to calling hours, Monday October 16th 2017 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the MERCADANTE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 370 Plantation St. Her funeral will be held Tuesday, October 17th from the funeral home with a procession to Immaculate Conception Church, 353 Grove Street where her celebration of life mass will be held at 10:00 am. Burial next to her husband Frank will follow in Worcester County Memorial Park in Paxton. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Dorothy's name can be made to the Emmanuel Fund, care of the Emmanuel College Development & Alumni relations. 400 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115.
In Memoriam Ruth F. Morrison 7/23/2020  
Ruth Morrison
March 04, 1924 - July 23, 2020

Service Notice: An informal celebration of Ruth's life, for in-state Vermont residents only-please, will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at 366 Topsham Corinth Road, East Topsham, VT. Parking will be available at the East Topsham Presbyterian Church as well as in the cemetery adjacent to the gathering. There will be a time of fellowship and refreshments. She passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020.


WEST TOPSHAM - Ruth Morrison, 96, of Vermont Route 25 passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at her home.

Born on March 4, 1924 in Worcester, she was the daughter of Ernest and Nettie (Wilson) Flanders. She and her brother, Dwain grew up on Pike Hill in Corinth. Her Pike Hill "family" included many who were more like brothers and sisters than neighbors, and continued meeting for annual picnics through 2018.

Ruth graduated from Thetford Academy in 1941, meeting her lifelong friend Joyce Stickney, and was able to continue her friendship with best friend Margy Linton as a roommate. She graduated from Vermont College in 1943 where she studied to be a secretary. Ruth used her training immediately as secretary to the Dean at Vermont College, then as a secretary to the chief chemist at Fiske Tire Plant in Chicopee, MA. She joined the WAVES (Navy), training in New York and Oklahoma and serving as a transportation specialist in Washington, DC for the duration of the war plus six months.

After the war, she was hired as a secretary at Bowen-Hunter in East Corinth. She married William "Bill" Morrison in 1947. He passed away in 1992. They raised their five children in the home they built in Waits River. These included her son William "Bill" Morrison (Deceased) and his wife Lisa, as well as their children Teri Simpson, Leslie Condon, Joe Condon, Mary Mitten and her husband David, Beth Morrison, Ruth Sewell and her husband Sam, and McKenzie Morrison all of Colorado, as well as Lany Morrison of California; her daughters Martha Wood and her husband Dick (Deceased) and Margy Bruce and her husband Bob (Deceased) of Brandon, VT; her son Ralph "Ed" Morrison and his fiancé ,Paula, of Mt. Olivet, KY; and her daughter Mary O'Meara and her husband Dennis and grandson Trenton of East Orange, VT. She also enjoyed several step-grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.

Ruth was a mother, homemaker and craftsperson, she made wooden puzzles featuring towns, counties, states, territories, countries, and continents, which she sold to teachers around the world. Later in retirement she took up beading to create intricate jewelry for family and friends. Dedicated to her children, she served as 4-H leader for 15 years and was involved in Mother's Club, PTA, swimming lessons, and square dance lessons. Her love for the townspeople was shown by her service as Town Clerk of Topsham for 27 years, Town Treasurer for 27 years, School Clerk for 25 years, School Treasurer for 15 years, Topsham School Board for six years, Vermont State School Board for six years, writing a Topsham Town History and Genealogy, and mailing birthday and anniversary cards to over 250 families right up until the week before her death.

A remembrance service will be scheduled for Ruth at a later date due to the current Covid situation. She loved flowers, and if you are do inclined, pick a bouquet to enjoy in her memory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tri-Village Fast Squad who served her recently and well, PO Box 58, West Topsham, VT 05086 or to the West Topsham Food Shelf, PO Box 64, West Topsham, VT 05086 will be greatly appreciated.

The family wishes to thank the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Jct., for the amazing care provided by the infusion suite as well as many other departments
In Memoriam Stephen P. Wnuk 3/12/2021  
Stephen Peter Wnuk Jr., 87, passed away on March 12, 2021. Steve was born to Stephen and Julia (nee Bak), on Sept 22, 1933 in Chicopee Falls.

He graduated from Chicopee Falls High School and received a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Norwich University in 1956. He married Vivian "Mimi" (nee Dahnke) in 1957, and they resided in various locations in Wisconsin and western Massachusetts, eventually settling in Lunenburg. Together they raised five children.

Steve was an engineer who began his professional life working on nuclear power plant designs. He later became an expert in experimental mechanics and, over the course of his career, contributed many advancements to the field of experimental strain measurement, especially for materials under extreme conditions such as at very high temperature or deep under water. He was cofounder of Hitec Corp., and later founded his own firm (HPI) specializing in strain measurement products and services. His business took him all over the world to many countries and involved him in many exciting projects. He was eager to share his expertise through technical forums and even taught briefly at MIT.

Aside from his professional accomplishments, Steve was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, cycling, living on a lake, fishing, ice-skating, and canoeing. He was a nationally ranked marksman and life-long athlete who played baseball in college and full-contact ice hockey well into his 70s. He conferred his passion for sports to grandchildren through teaching them to skate and bicycling with them often. Steve was a licensed pilot who owned his own plane and enjoyed flying around the country. He was a voracious reader who consumed books and articles covering a wide-range of topics.
Steve leaves his spouse Vivian of 63 years; sister Sally (Wnuk) Barg; children Stephen (Haila), Vincent (Kathy), and John; grandchildren Julie, Paul, Cynthia, Andrea, Rebecca, and Hannah; great grandson Matthew; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by children Margaret Mary, Joseph and Norman (Jean).

Friends, family and colleagues will miss his sharp but good natured humor, his life-long enthusiasm for learning, and his indomitable will.

Services are private. Arrangements under the direction of DeGusipe Funeral Home, Maitland, FL. Messages of condolence may be made by visiting Steve's obituary at www.degusipe.com
In Memoriam Donald T. Wescott 2/8/2021  
SIDNEY - Donald T. Wescott, 86, of Sidney died Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. He was born July 22, 1934 in Meriden, Conn., the son of Donald L. and Iva (Tracy) Wescott

He was a graduate of Meriden High School and a 1958 graduate of Norwich University, Northfield, Vt., with a degree in business administration and commissioned 2nd Lt. U.S. Army. In 1965, he continued his education at University of Maine Orono, earning a teaching degree in physical education and kinesiology.

Don was a high school teacher and football coach at Newburyport, Mass.;Stearns High School, Millinocket, Maine; Croton-Harmon High School, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; and Messalonskee High School, Oakland, Maine.

An avid outdoorsman, Don enjoyed fly fishing, hiking, skiing, and snowshoeing. But it was competitive canoeing that filled his later life. He competed in races all over the U.S. and Canada. He felt honored to be named "Ten Canoes" by canoists in the Penobscot Nation. Don was proud of his canoeing, his downeast heritage, and his family. His little piece of "Heaven on Earth" was the family camp on Pleasant Lake, above Patten, Maine.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Beverly (Suedmeyer) Wescott; a daughter, Jennifer L. Hickey and husband Colin of Waterville, three sons, Kyle T. Wescott and wife Donna of Waterville, Stephen M. Wescott and partner Deborah Kelley of Winthrop, and Jon D. Wescott and wife Larissa of Lions Bay, British Columbia, Can. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Casey P. Wescott of Belgrade, Melissa N. Wescott of Aubrey, Texas, Benjamin I. Hickey and Jacob C. Hickey of New Orleans, La., Keaton D. Wescott and Elena C. Wescott of Lions Bay, British Columbia, Can.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no public service.

The family would like to thank Tammy Voisine, LSW care manager of the Kennebec County Community Care Team, Peg Soucy and Laura Parker, RN, of Elder Care Planning Solutions, the medical and hospice staff of MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, and the staff of Heritage Rehab and Living Center in Winthrop.

An online guestbook may be signed, condolences and memories shared at https://www.gallantfh.com/

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In Memoriam Edda V. Carbone 3/3/2021  
CARBONE, Edda V. (Pietrantoni) Of Winchester, formerly of Lynnfield and Northfield, VT, March 3rd.

Beloved wife of 52 years to the late Colonel Anthony Carbone. Devoted mother of Lynne Carbone Brown and her husband Christopher, Diana Welch and Gary Welch, Anthony J. Carbone, Jr., Cynthia Fagan and her husband Jim, and Pamela Meany and her husband William. Loving Nana of Allison, Stephanie, Victoria, Jessica, Laura, James, William, Caroline, Julia, Stephanie and Anthony. Great-Nana of Caroline. Dear sister of Frank, Rudolph, Aldo, John, George, Yole, Norma, Cynthia and Yvonne.

Funeral from the Dello Russo Funeral Home, 306 Main St., MEDFORD, Wednesday, March 10th at 10 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass celebrated in St. Mary's Church, 155 Washington St., Winchester at 11 AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting Hours Tuesday, 4-6 PM. Services will conclude with Burial at Wildwood Cemetery, Winchester. Social distancing protocols will be in place during all services.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Col. Anthony J. Carbone 58 Scholarship, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.dellorusso.net Dello Russo Family Funeral Homes
In Memoriam Frank Goddard 2/21/2021  
Frank Goddard Jr. of North Reading, formerly of Reading passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his home on Sunday, February 21, 2021. He was 93 years of age.

Born on May 6,1927 in Lowell, Massachusetts, Frank was the oldest son of the late Frank Goddard and Juliette (Lanoue) Goddard Frank is a warm and loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Frank was a resident of Reading for 45 ½ years before moving to North Reading 18 years ago. He was a US Navy veteran of WW II serving as a Seaman in the Pacific Theater. Frank was a graduate of Norwich University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. Retiring in 1989, he was a 32 year employee of The Raytheon Company working primarily as a Section Manager in the Product Assurance Function in various Massachusetts locations. Frank was proud to spend more time in retirement than employed!

A devout Catholic, Frank was a communicant of Saint Athanasius Parish in Reading where he was active as an usher for 41 years as well as being involved in other church activities. He and his wife Barbara were avid square dancers for 30 years, belonging to several square dance clubs in the area, such as the Checkmates and Seaside Steppers. Frank was a charter member of the International Harvester Collectors Club of New England having a collection of several antique tractors, toy tractors, tractor books, and related collectables.

Frank is the beloved husband for 71 years of Barbara (Whittier) Goddard. He is the devoted father of Frank Steven Godard, David Goddard, Robert Goddard and his wife Lori, Richard Goddard and his wife Alice, Thomas Goddard and his wife Lynsey, James Goddard and Mary Anne Shaw and her husband Dennis. The cherished grandfather of 17, Frank is the doting great grandfather of 10. He is the dear brother of Edward, Eleanor and the late Paul. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass Celebrating Frank's Eternal Life will be held on Friday, February 26th at 12:30pm in St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St. READING. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Frank's family prior to the Mass beginning at 12pm in the church. Interment Wood End Cemetery, Reading.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Frank's memory to the Mission of Deeds, 6 Chapin Ave. Reading, MA 01867 or to St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill St. Reading, MA 01867.

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In Memoriam Donald W. Pulsifer 1/20/2021  
Donald Woodruff Pulsifer (b. June 9, 1932), son of Ethel and E. Russell Pulsifer of Boston, MA, departed for his eternal home on January 20, 2021. He was preceded in death by wife Gail Olsen, his parents, and sister Jean P. Young; he is survived by brother Bruce C. and many children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Don grew up in Milton, MA, and graduated from Norwich University (VT). On active duty in the Army, he earned his MBA from Harvard. After tours to Vietnam and service on multiple posts, Don retired as Lieutenant Colonel. Four decades in the life insurance industry followed.

Ocean Park, ME, drew Don throughout his life, and he met his bride, Gail, there. For 53 years, the couple modeled a loving Christian marriage for their children: Heidi Smith (Pete), Doug (Lisa), Andrew (Emily), and Juliana Ackerman (Scott). They adored their grandchildren - Margaret Maclin (Brian), Wilson Maclin (Chelsea), Abigail Maclin Thomas (Ben), Brian (Casey), Parker, Liam and Zachary, Erin, Michael and Ben Ackerman - and great-grandchildren, Quinn Maclin and Farrah. Arlin Honaker, a long-time friend, became a steady source of love and companionship for Don after Gail's passing.

Don loved his Lord, his family, and his country. He celebrated God's creation through travel and was a devoted leader at St. Paul United Methodist Church (Woodbridge, VA) and New Covenant United Methodist (The Villages, FL). As his health declined, Don spent precious time with his children in Beaufort, SC. Loving and loyal, Don has moved on to his next assignment!
In Memoriam Jeannette T. Stebbins 2/5/2021  
Stebbins, Jeannette (Trowbridge) of Hadley passed away peacefully on February 5, 2021 surrounded by the love of her family. Jeannette was born October 25, 1955 in Hingham, MA, where she grew up and went to school.

Jeannette met Bruce Stebbins in 1973 while attending American International College in Springfield, MA. As a friend who was with them on their first double-date recently said, it was "clear that it might be a long term thing." They married in 1977 and went on to raise two sons, Matthew and Owen.

Jeannette earned a degree in Environmental Science from The University of New Hampshire and began her career working at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. She later attended Vermont College and received an Associate Degree in Nursing. As a Registered Nurse, she devoted much of her career to caring for others.

Jeannette was an active and devoted member of Grace Episcopal Church in Amherst, where she chaired the Pastoral Care Commission, giving much of her time to the service of others. She marveled at the miracles of the natural world, was an avid gardener, and enjoyed observing wildlife in her yard and at the family camp in Maine. Jeannette also enjoyed keeping fit - walking and weight training, and regularly offering to arm wrestle her sons (and giving them a run for their money). She was a masterful cook and took great pleasure in making and sharing delicious food. Her family has many fond memories of listening to music, telling stories, and playing board games with her.

Jeannette was the daughter of the late Newton C. Trowbridge and the late Gloria D. (Milch) Trowbridge. She was predeceased by her brother, Winthrop N. Trowbridge and her sister-in-law Martha Stebbins Burnham of Kingston, NH.

Jeannette is survived by her husband, Bruce H. Stebbins of Hadley, MA, her children Matthew E. Stebbins and his partner Rikki Tracy of Malden, MA and Owen C. Stebbins and his partner Pooja Naik of Hillsboro, OR, her siblings Gloria T. Gammons of Cataumet, MA, Wendy C. Olsson of Wallasey, Wirral, England, Leslie T. Yeadon of Malvern, PA, Eliot D. Trowbridge of Hingham, and Newton C. Trowbridge, Jr. of Attleboro. Also her siblings-in-law Emily and Richard Carbonetti of Albany, VT and Steven Burnham of Kingston, NH. She will also be missed by her extended family including her beloved nieces and nephews.

No services will be held at this time. Her family intends to celebrate her life with a memorial service once it is safe to gather. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Dakin Humane Society (dakinhumane.org/tribute-donation.html). Condolences may be shared with Jeannette's family at www.douglassfuneral.com
In Memoriam Thaddeus Buczko 3/7/2021  
The Honorable Thaddeus Buczko: A Life of Service, Honor, Kindness

He wanted to be remembered as "imbued with as fine a Christian spirit as ever activated a human soul" - his words. As "able, energetic and courageous." As "a friend to all mankind." He hoped that his "lovable spirit radiated sunshine that drew to him all who came within its scope." He said that, "his soul rang with music - the music of friendship, the music of love, the music of charity, the music of inspiration." He wanted those he left behind to remember "his service to country and to humanity … his perseverance, sincerity of purpose, and his loyalty to his values." He hoped that he had, and would, "inspire us through his vision, vitality, generosity, and passion for excellence."

Thaddeus Buczko, a proud son of Salem, died peacefully on March 7, 2021, at the age of 95 with his large and loving family close by. His life story reads like a novel about American success, and yet his humility and generosity of spirit were ever-present. And he will be remembered for all of the reasons he had wished for, and more.

Thaddeus Buczko was born on February 23, 1926, in Salem, Mass., to Ignacy and Veronica (Brzozowska) Buczisko (changed to Buczko) illiterate Polish farmers who were recruited by Salem mill owners with the promise of a better life. Buczko's father worked in leather factories, at that time a booming industry in Salem; his mother worked for the Pequot Mills, Salem's most successful company at the time.

The couple was living in Salem's Polish neighborhood, on Ward Street, in 1914 when the Great Salem Fire destroyed their home. Like hundreds of other families, they lived in tents on Salem Common before being relocated to temporary housing, eventually returning to Ward Street. By the time Thaddeus was born, there were already three Buczko children; three more would follow. Thaddeus was "in the middle," in his words. He attended the Polish Parochial School on Herbert Street and Salem public schools, graduating from Salem High School in 1943. Not much was expected of him except that he would join his father in the leather industry. But for reasons Buczko could never articulate, he wanted more -- and he reached for more.

In 1944, Buczko signed up for the draft at Salem Town Hall. He had read somewhere about Norwich University, the elite military school in Vermont, and decided that some military education and training would serve him well. He was preparing himself, unwittingly. In Boston, during a health check before joining the Army, he encountered a Navy recruiter who was looking for young men with technical ability. Buczko had been studying engineering at Norwich. The recruiter convinced him to join the Navy, and he did. Eighteen-year-old Thaddeus Buczko was assigned first to the destroyer USS Bearss (DD-654), and was present during the "last shot" of World War II off the coast of Japan. He was then assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Midway.

After the war, Buczko graduated with honors from Norwich University and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the Armored Cavalry, U. S. Army. At the same time, he was accepted to the Boston University School of Law, receiving his J. D. in 1951. (He also studied accounting, finance, business administration, liberal arts, and served as an Active Reserve Officer.) Buczko went to work for a small law firm in Salem, but he was called into active service by the Army in 1949 during the Korean conflict. He served as a unit tank commander and assistant staff judge advocate in the 304th Armored Division, and in Army Intelligence.

By 1953, Buczko had resumed practicing law in Salem and now began a long career of public service. The elected or appointed positions he held included Salem City Council (1955-1979, at age 29), State Representative (1959-1964), Post Master of Salem (1963), and State Auditor (1964-1980).

In 1969, while serving as State Auditor, Buczko met then-Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, the Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, who was scheduled to visit Boston as part of his U. S. tour to thank Polish-Americans for their support of Polish independence. As the only and highest-ranking Polish-American to hold state-wide office, Buczko was tapped to join the delegation to escort the Cardinal around the City. They became friends, and one of Buczko's fondest memories was when Cardinal Wojtyla predicted that Buczko would become President of the United States one day and Buczko assured the Cardinal that he would become Pope. Buczko's prophecy came true, and in 1979 he invited Pope John Paul II (the former Cardinal) to Boston. (Years later, in 1993, Buczko was invested as a Knight in the Order of Saint Sylvester by the Pope in Rome, named for a much earlier Pope who was known for his acts of faith and courage.)

Buczko's military career advanced during these years as well. On his retirement from the Army in 1979 -- as Chief of Staff of the 94th Army Reserve Command (ARCOM) where he supervised more than 12,000 citizen-soldier reservists in over 100 units in New England -- now-Colonel Buczko was presented with the Legion of Merit. The following year, 1980, Massachusetts Governor Edward J. King appointed him to serve as an Associate Justice of the Essex County Probate and Family Court. He rose to First Justice in 1986, retiring in 1996 at the obligatory age of 70. (In 2016, the newly-restored, magnificent Probate and Family Court Building on Federal Street in Salem was named the Thaddeus Buczko Building.)

Buczko's "retirement" from his professional and military positions only accelerated his numerous philanthropic, religious, and civic involvements. He was particularly dedicated to the City of Salem, to his alma maters, to veterans, to Polish-American organizations, and the Pope John Paul II and Kosciuszko Foundations. In 2014, at the age of 88, the City of Salem asked Buczko to stay on for another twelve-year term as a City Trust Fund Commissioner. He agreed. Why not?

And then, there is the man behind the impressive resumé. Thaddeus Buczko will be remembered with love and gratitude by thousands for his warmth, his good-natured charm, his sincerity, loyalty, and reliably decent character. Standing at six feet, four inches tall, always impeccably dressed in or out of uniform, with broad shoulders, a ready, welcoming smile and sincere interest in people and the goings-on of the day, Buczko was known for taking forever to cross a crowded room or a street in downtown Salem because he knew everyone and everyone knew him.

He was known for engaging young people who were just starting out, inquiring about their education, interests, and ambitions. In a recent interview, Buczko admitted, "No one was interested in me when I was young. No one reached out. I like to reach out and help in whatever way I can." His advice to young people? "Go into public service. You can't go wrong helping people, and it's a great way to meet people, understand their needs and the needs of their family and community." Buczko was also known for opening doors for promising up-and-coming professionals in state government, business, and civic life.

He was known not only for his mentoring and for his philanthropic and volunteer leadership, but for his many personal acts of kindness as well - except that we will never really know the extent of their number and substance. When asked recently by a struggling writer whom he helped secure a place to live, completely unexpectedly, she asked him, "Why are you doing this?" He said, "I help people. It's what I do."

He was known for his restless intellect, and his knowledge of American and world history. As a member of the military, as a Polish-American dignitary and honored Catholic who traveled frequently to Poland, Rome, and other parts of Europe, he enjoyed well-earned stature locally, nationally, and internationally.

Finally, Thaddeus Buczko was known as a steady, ever-present man of faith and family. He adored the extensive and ever-expanding Buczko clan, delighting in their company and their achievements. And they adored him. His passing leaves a hole in the hearts of his family, his many friends, and in all of the communities of which he was a part.

Rest in Peace, beloved Servant of God. Our love and gratitude know no bounds. You are an example to us all.

Surviving Thaddeus are his sisters, Alfreida Hunt, Irene Shea, and his brother, Albert Buczko all of Salem and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews. He was also the brother of the late Sophie Theriault, Joan Hourihan and Bernard Buczko.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to Judge Buczko's funeral Mass which will be celebrated in St. John Paul II Shrine of Divine Mercy, St. Peter St., Salem on Monday, March 15th at 9 A.M. All attendees must register to attend the funeral Mass by clicking the link below or by calling the funeral home at 978-744-2350. Burial in Massachusetts National Cemetery at Bourne. Visiting hours at O'Donnell Cremations - Funerals - Celebrations, 84 Washington Sq., Salem, MA 01970, Sunday, March 14th from 2 to 6 P.M. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, practice social distancing and are respectfully asked for no physical contact with the family. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Judge Thaddeus Buczko Scholarship Fund, C/O Norwich University, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT, 05663. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
In Memoriam Marilyn Burhoe 2/21/2021  
Ormond Beach - Marilyn Yost Burhoe passed away due to natural causes on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

Marilyn was born in Camden, NJ on June 5th, 1925 to parents Charles Henry Yost and Grace Moore Yost. She had one brother, John H. Yost, who predeceased Marilyn in 1987. She grew up in Riverton, NJ and went to college at Beaver College (now Arcadia University) majoring in Science and Home Economics.

Marilyn married the boy next door, John Merchant Burhoe, on June 22, 1946 and started her married life in Seymour, CT where she started the first school lunch program in two elementary schools providing healthy lunches for all the school children while John completed his degree at Norwich University. In 1948, they moved to Beaumont, TX where she worked for Gulf State Utilities as a Home Service Advisor. John was called back into service with the Army and remained active military for 28 years. As a service wife, Marilyn lived in Japan, Germany and all over the US while raising her family. She entered real estate in 1961 in Alexandria, VA after graduating from the University of Virginia with a GRI designation. After living in Newport News, VA and working in real estate for Libby Bloxom, Inc. for 11 years, Marilyn and John moved to Florida where Marilyn continued her real estate career with Adams Cameron Real Estate for 25 years while also preparing taxes at H&R Block for 34 years.

She was active locally in the Florida International Festival Guild, Museum of Arts and Sciences Guild, Eastern Star, AARP, and Retired Officers MOAA Club. Marilyn was a regular volunteer at the Florida Memorial Hospital, Ormond Beach Senior Olympics and Christ Presbyterian Church.

Known affectionately as Mutti to her three children, Cynthia B. Thomashow, Dr. Steven A. Burhoe and Admiral J. Scott Burhoe and their spouses Mitchell, Chris and Betsy, she also leaves behind a loving family of six grandchildren, Jessica and Jacob Thomashow, Devon and Morgan Burhoe, and Aaron Burhoe and Amy (Burhoe) Moore and six great-grandchildren James and Emily Burhoe, Juniper and Maisie Thomashow Larson, and John and Lauren Moore.

Marilyn has been blessed with many friends who have added happiness throughout her life. One in particular, Joan, has been very important in her life as her travel companion and close confidant for the last two decades and deserves special mention for all the support she has given to Marilyn.

A memorial service for Marilyn will be held at a later date. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.volusiamemorialfunerals.com

Donations can be made to the American Heart Association.
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