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In Memoriam Garsevan L. Bekauri 7/1/2019  
GENEVA - Garsevan Luka Bekauri, of Lake Placid, NY, died in an accidental fall Monday, July 1, 2019 while hiking and climbing in the Adirondack Mountains. He was 23. Garsevan was born in Sacramento, CA and baptized an Orthodox Christian in the Republic of Georgia. He moved to Geneva, NY with his family in 2006. He attended Geneva City schools, graduating in the top twenty of his class, in 2014. In school and in his community he was active in music, theater and sports.

A talented musician, he played the trombone, guitar and piano, and sang in a variety of ensembles. A standout athlete in high school, he competed in soccer, wrestling, lacrosse, track, swimming, diving, ice hockey, and cross country. He was the section V champion in steeplechase, qualifying for the NY State championship. A recruited college athlete, he competed at both Vassar College and Norwich University.

Garsevan joyfully participated in both musical theater (Oliver!, Chess, Hairspray, Spamalot, Les Miserables) and summer opera. He was the drum major for the GHS band, and homecoming and prom king. He played trombone with the HWS community wind ensemble, and sang with the HWS community choir. He loved math and physics, history and literature. He enjoyed playing chess, and sharing his love of the game with others.

An accomplished sailor, he successfully competed in his leaky Laser in a range of local and regional races. He crewed on Thistles and Stars - and was a member of a Thistle team which placed second at junior nationals.

Garsevan moved to Lake Placid in the fall of 2018 and quickly embraced the beauty of the region and the many outdoor opportunities. He skied and skated in the winter, and hiked and biked in the spring and summer. He'd recently begun pursuing photography - happily hauling his digital camera on bike trips and long excursions.

The middle child of five siblings, Garsevan was a natural diplomat and peacemaker. Small children loved him - and he shared with them an innocent curiosity about the world around him. Garsevan was outgoing, compassionate and kind. His energy could electrify a room. He had a remarkable ability to connect with others, to set them at ease. He could talk to anyone from any walk of life, and truly and sincerely listened to another's words.

Very proud of his Georgian heritage, Garsevan traveled often to the Republic of Georgia, most recently in May 2018. He was deeply interested in Georgian language, culture and music. He embraced all of his rich family history, journeying to ancestral villages in both Georgia (his father's side) and Switzerland (his mother's side) in 2017.

Garsevan was an avid reader, a writer of poetry, a composer of music and songs. He was intellectually curious, and spiritually hungry. He was exquisitely attuned to natural beauty, the joy and the heartaches of the human condition, and the emotions and feelings of others. He had an exuberance and a joy for living which touched all who knew him.

Garsevan was extraordinarily close to his four siblings - all who knew them found their closeness and love remarkable. He was a sensitive soul, an untamed spirit, a light shining in the darkness.

Garsevan is survived by his parents, Zaza and Janell (Deter) Bekauri of Geneva; his brothers, Giorgi (US Navy) and Beka of Geneva, NY; his sisters, Mariami of Buffalo, NY and Tamari of Geneva, NY; his paternal grandmother, Aldona Khakhiani of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; his maternal grandparents, Bruno and Audrey Deter of Elk Grove, CA; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his grandfather, Avtandil Bekauri of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

Calling hours and prayers will be Friday, July 12th from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the DeVaney-Bennett Funeral Home in Geneva, NY. A Christian funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 13th at 11:00 AM at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church on S. Goodman St in Rochester, NY.

Internment and prayers will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 13th at Glenwood Cemetery in Geneva, NY. Friends and family are invited to gather at the Bekauri home following the burial.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Skete Monastery of Cambridge, NY or Geneva Music Boosters of Geneva High.

To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Garsevan Luka Bekauri please visit our Sympathy Store.
In Memoriam Nancy A. Ford 7/4/2019  
Nancy Alger Ford Clarks Summit, Pa. Nancy Alger Ford, formerly of Bridgeton, NJ, and Easton, PA, and most recently a resident of Clarks Summit, PA, died on July 4 at the age of 89. Born on May 7, 1930, in York, PA, Nancy was the daughter of Paul and Adelaide Alger of Bridgeton, NJ. She was married for 63 years to the late Paul Maine Ford, who died in 2016. Nancy was a 1948 graduate of Bridgeton High School and a 1950 graduate of Vermont College, Montpelier, VT. While her husband served in the United States Air Force, Nancy also worked for the Air Force in various capacities. She was Executive Secretary to the Commander at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho, where she received the "Outstanding Performance" commendation. She also served as Executive Secretary to the Commanding General at March Air Force Base in Riverside, California. In later years she was Assistant to the Purchasing Agent for Northampton County, in Easton. She received superior performance recognition from the County Executive. Nancy's greatest pleasure was raising her three daughters, Carol Lynn Asiello (John), Latham, NY; Leslie Gail Turner (Jim), West Chester, PA; and Barbara Jill Wadsworth (Gary), Clarks Summit. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, Peter Asiello and Alyson Asiello Britton; Kurtis and Philip Wadsworth; and Erinn, Colin, and Kendall Turner. She also cherished being a great-grandmother to Hannah and James Wadsworth and Wyatt Britton. She was preceded in death by granddaughter, Dorothy Asiello. Nancy loved spending time outdoors and pursued a life of adventures and memory making. She organized gatherings at the family cabin at Lake Ponchatoula in New Jersey and holiday celebrations in the Poconos. She and Paul took many trips with their grandchildren, including intergenerational Elderhostel trips, cruises, and trips abroad. One memorable trip took the entire family to a dude ranch in Montana. She also took her daughters on a trip to Canada to see polar bears. A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on July 17, 2019, at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School Street, Clarks Summit, PA 18411. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be welcomed by The Gathering Place, a community center for arts and education, P.O. Box 171, Clarks Summit, PA 18411 or Ranch Hope, a faith-based community servicing the needs of youth and families, P.O. Box 325, Alloway, NJ 08001 Services have been entrusted to Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home Clarks Summit, PA 18411 570-586-7821
Published in South Jersey Times on July 14, 2019
In Memoriam Phyllis Blakely 3/16/2010  
In Memoriam Roland Cater 5/10/2011  
In Memoriam Jean Hill 11/5/2017  
In Memoriam Jacqueline B. Hurley 10/4/2009  
In Memoriam Lyndol Hutchinson 10/1/2013  
In Memoriam Claire A. Stone 12/20/2008  
In Memoriam Wendell Williams 9/7/2010  
In Memoriam Angeles A. Zorzi 7/25/2017  
In Memoriam Shirleyann Grubs 1/26/2019  
Greenville, SC - Mrs. Shirley Ann Grubs, resident at the Woodlands at Furman, died on January 26, 2019. She was born on October 2, 1934, at Staten Island, New York, the daughter of Anna May "Carrie" and Charles Ullman.

Shirley attended the public schools of Staten Island, N.Y. She graduated from Oswego College in 1954. At Oswego, she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority and the Symphonic Choir. She loved to sing and play the piano. Following her graduation, Shirley worked as an elementary school teacher outside of Rochester, N.Y. teaching 4th grade, and later as a substitute teacher in Delmar, N.Y. She married Dr. Adrian Grubs in 1956 and enjoyed 61 years of marriage. They traveled extensively, were active members of Albany Country Club, enjoyed the company of good friends, raised their three daughters, and lived a life serving people in Albany, NY. Shirley participated as a member of the Panhellenic Association and the Faculty Wives, and she was an active member of the Slingerlands Community United Methodist Church.

Shirley Grubs is survived by three daughters, Lori Grubs (Dorio Perez) of Austin, TX, Deanna Moerer (Kim Moerer) of Stroudsburg, PA., and Dr. Robin Grubs (Dr. Roy Clark) of Export, PA.; a grandchild, Colette Clark of Export, PA; and a niece Barbara Sue Schildhorn of Kingston, NY. A memorial service will be held in March. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a gift to the charity of their choice.
In Memoriam Evelyn Morin 2/20/2008  
In Memoriam Maribeth L. Price 6/27/2019  
Maribeth McPherson Price, age 85, passed peacefully on June 27, 2019 after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's Disease with Lewy Bodies. She was born May 21, 1934, in Russellville, Arkansas, to Joe and Margaret McPherson. The family moved to Huntsville, Texas, where Joe was a US Forest Ranger and Margaret taught at Sam Houston State University. Her favorite memories of childhood were riding in her father's USFS trucks and making up songs about the trees, the sunshine and clouds. In high school Maribeth developed a talent for playing flute and studied with Elaine Shaeffer, renowned flautist with the Houston Symphony. She continued playing the flute until arthritis made that impossible. She was a past member of the symphonies in Houston, Fort Bend County, and Springfield. After high school she graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Special Education. She met a young musician named Gary Price and they were married on January 2, 1953. Maribeth enjoyed many years as a Special Education and Montessori teacher for elementary students. In 1991, she earned a MA in Counseling Psychology from Vermont College. Her studies emphasized art therapy with grieving children and she was commended for her empathy and ability to communicate with very young children in difficult times. Maribeth stated that her greatest teachers and influencers were her students, children, and grandchildren "who awakened me to the wonder, beauty and sacredness of all life over and over again."

In the early 1980s a tragic car accident shattered her body. Her physical and spiritual recovery led her to study with Dale Goldstein, LCSW, at the Heartworks Institute in Rochester, New York. Maribeth was instrumental in organizing numerous Heartworks workshops in Texas and continued her work with Dale until her death. She further added to her spiritual growth by studying Zen meditation with Ruben Habito at the Maria Kannon Zen Center in Dallas, Texas. She lived her Catholic faith by serving as a Eucharistic minister and lector at numerous Catholic churches, most recently at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Her extended church family was a source of faith and strength during her last two decades of life. She was an Oblate of the Benedictine Order after years of worship and contemplation at the Benedictine Monastery Osage Forest of Peace in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Maribeth shared her gifts of empathy and encouragement through years of volunteer service with hospice. For several years she volunteered to rock premature babies at the Cox South Neonatal Unit. For many years Maribeth taught meditation and mindfulness to cancer patients, their families and care providers through the Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital. Afterwards she continued teaching weekly meditation classes in her home up until her death.

Maribeth was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Margaret McPherson, and her husband Gary Price. She is survived by her daughter Karen Price and Steven Williams of League City, Texas; her daughter KayLynn Price and Wanda Dubaz of Houston, Texas; and son Carl Price and Kathy Price of Springfield, Missouri. Also surviving are the lights of her life, her grandchildren: Devan Williams and Taylor Sanders of Portland, Oregon; Oliver Williams of League City, Texas; Joseph Price of Springfield, Missouri; Ana Price of London, England; and Mary Price Wey and Matt Wey of Austin, Texas.

The past years of declining physical health introduced the family to many wonderful caregivers and healers. The family thanks Drs. Kenneth Powell, Martin Schudy, Jennifer Lynch, and Shannon Woods for attending to Maribeth's ongoing health needs. We are especially grateful to Hospice Compassus for wonderful support during her passing. Finally, we cannot express enough gratitude to the caregivers who came into her home and treated Maribeth with dignity, love, and professionalism: Minnie, Louise, Pat, Traci, Doris, Danielle, and the staff of Visiting Angels.

A Memorial Mass of Celebration will be held at 11:00am on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2818 E. Bennett Street, Springfield, Missouri 65804. A Zen Memorial and reception celebrating her life will follow at the home of Carl and Kathy Price.

According to Maribeth's wishes, memorial donations should be made in lieu of flowers. She asked for support to the Heartworks Institute (, Maria Kannon Zen Center (; Best Friends Animal Society (, and Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri (

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In Memoriam Eleanore R. Rogliano 3/8/2010  
In Memoriam Angeline M. Henrie 5/31/2019  
Angeline (Angie) Henrie, 84, of Prescott, Arizona, passed away May 31, 2019. She was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Manassa, Colorado, to Asa David Miller and Mary Ruth Miller.

She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Sam Henrie; her sister, Joan; daughters, Angel Griffin and Nyla Thomson; and sons, Samuel Grant Henrie, James Radford Henrie, and William Kelley Henrie. She has four grandchildren: Levi Sledd, Alaina Thomson, Liam Henrie, and Rowan Henrie. Always strong and positive, Angie was the rock for her family and friends. She was a much loved mom and grandma.
People remember her as helpful and kind, with a warm sense of humor.
She loved literature and wrote two books. The Enabler: When Helping Hurts the Ones You Love (Wheatmark Publishing) is a best-selling self-help classic, one that has been published in several languages and used as assigned reading in co-dependence support groups such as Al-Anon. The sequel will be released soon.
Angie served as Curator of Education at the Sharlot Hall Museum for 25 years. She organized the first Folk Arts Fair and other events and festivals. She earned a B.S. in Human Development and Family Relations from BYU and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Norwich University. She was a lifetime member and active supporter of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, June 29, at 3 p.m., at the Prescott Public Library Founders Suite. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Angie's name to NAMI. Information provided by survivors.
In Memoriam Richard A. Hickland 7/1/2019  
Salem-Richard "Dick" Alexander Hickland's extraordinary life on earth ended with his departure to our Lord and Savior on July 1, 2019.

Dick was born on January 20, 1924 to Scots-Irish immigrants, James and Anne Hickland. The youngest of seven children, Dick began his life filled with joy, fights, messy chocolate ice cream, and love at his family's farm in Enfield, Massachusetts. After the family farm was acquired for the Quabbin Reservoir, his family moved to Springfield, Massachusetts.

Dick's early life was in the context of the Great Depression. During this time, Dick learned the value of helping neighbors, economy, and faith.

In 1941, after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Dick and eleven friends decided to enlist in the Marines. Because of his young age, Dick's parents were required to consent to the enlistment. Dick was persuasive. Of the twelve friends, Dick and one other boy survived the war.

Dick attended basic training at Parris Island and was deployed to the North Sea, Scotland, Ireland, and London during WWII. As an officer, he performed all types of work, and saved a fellow Marine from drowning. He gave up sugar (so his parents could have his ration), a lifelong change in the way he drank his coffee.

After the completion of the war, Dick pursued his undergraduate degree at Norwich University (1950) and graduate studies at MIT (1952). Dick served many professional roles, including management positions at General Electric, Briggs Manufacturing, and as a management consultant for McKinsey and Company, before purchasing a farm in Salem, New York to live out his childhood ambition of farming.

On April 24, 1970, Dick met Sandra Fagerland at a piano bar in Minneapolis. In his re-telling, she wasn't interested, but he persisted. On their first date he brought her toothpaste instead of flowers, a gesture both practical and memorable. Dick and Sandra made their home in Salem, where they raised their seven children.

After a farming accident, Dick returned to consulting at the request of a friend. He formed Hickland & Associates, Ltd. and continued in that work until he retired at the age of 80. He purchased the former Agway, now A&J Enterprises of Salem, later in life.

Though consulting required extensive travel, Dick always prioritized his family. He was a reliable attendee at his children's sports games, music concerts, and school plays. He visited perspective colleges with his children and quizzed admissions deans about their programs. He taught his kids to be thankful, to always take care of each other, to forgive, and to leave a place a little better than they found it. Family dinner was an entertaining and educational event due to Dick's vast and varied knowledge, and his quick wit. His children learned the value of butterfat in ice cream and the population of Fiji over Sunday brunch.

Dick served the Lord. He served his country. He served his family. He favored doing something well over doing it quickly. He explained his reasoning behind his decisions. He cared about others and helped quietly. He reminded his children a thousand times to hang up their coats. He called his wife "Honey" so often some thought it was her name. He invested in stocks. He was thoughtful. He was right. He offered his children advice and counsel, and sometimes just offered an understanding ear. He had a sweet tooth. He loved the Red Sox. He loved a challenge. He was frustrating to watch Jeopardy with. He had terrible handwriting, but powerful words. He adapted. He changed. He problem-solved. He was always faithful. So many relied on Dick that God understood He couldn't take him away from them all at once. In the later part of Dick's life, God started taking pieces. Recent memories, driving skills, more memories, some words, his interests, all words, his breath.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings (Adelaide, Edith, James, Alice, Thomas, Sara). Dick is survived by his wife Sandy, his children Leslie (George) Hanks of Chambersburg, PA; Cole (Joanne) Hickland of Ballston Spa, NY; James (Heather) Hickland of Omaha, NE; John (Karen) Hickland of Salem, NY; Amanda (Matthew) Zhorne of Cedar Rapids, IA; Anne (Peter) Moberg of Lewisville, TX; Joshua (Victoria Anne) Hickland of Fredericksburg, VA; Jesse (Hillary) Hickland of Williamsport, PA; and Jude (Lindsay) Hickland of Dallas, TX, and his grandchildren, Brian (Cortney) Hanks, Justin (CJ) Hanks, Andrea, Courtney, Andra, Maura, Cameron, Ethan, Oliver, Simon, Gage & Jeremiah Zhorne, Daniel & Hanna Moberg, Shayne, Jude, Abram, Georgiana, Delta May, and by his standing challenge, to do as he has done, and leave this world a little better than they found it.

Calling hours will be from 5-7 pm Monday, July 8, 2019 at the Salem United Methodist Church, 29 West Broadway, Salem.

A funeral service will be at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at the church. Interment will be at the Quabbin Park Cemetery, Ware, MA Tuesday at 4:00 pm.

Memorial contributions in memory of Dick may be made to any organization that is leaving the world better than they found it.

In Memoriam Jeffrey M. Maynes 6/28/2019  
Jeffrey McGail Maynes, born April 1st, 1954, passed away on Friday, June 28th, 2019, surrounded by his beloved wife and two children in their Huntington, Vermont home. Jeff is survived by his wife Amy L. Stark, daughter Hayley Maynes and son Connor Maynes, brother Peter Maynes and his children, Meghan and Sammy, and Jeff's sister Joan's son, Joshua Goldstein, along with several Stark in-laws. Jeff was predeceased by his parents Donald and Esther (Fiske) Maynes and his sister, Joan (Maynes) Goldstein.

Jeff grew up in Woodstock, Vermont with his parents, sister and brother. Growing up in Woodstock he spent countless memorable hours hunting in the woods with his brother and often spoke of the many miles they logged cross country skiing in the woods. Jeff often spoke of summers spent by the ocean in Maine with his grandparents and cousins, clamming and lobstering. During his winters in Vermont, he was an avid outdoorsman and skier, becoming one of the youngest first responders patrolling the local ski area. Jeff graduated from Woodstock High School in 1972, then made his way to Europe with his backpack before returning to study at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT for the next two years. He worked briefly as a taxi driver before heading out cross country, landing in Darby, Montana.

In Darby, he started working for the United States Forest Service fighting forest fires, work which he loved. The challenges of such demanding, hard work, which he committed himself to as a young man, solidified his already strong work ethic. Jeff often spoke of Montana, his love of the people, pace of life and his experiences there. He enjoyed his friends, fishing, hunting, and hiking various mountain peaks with his golden retriever, Willie. Jeff frequently related stories of his friend, Rene, and their adventures trading friendly, all-in-fun, small bombs with the neighbor, Woofard, across the stream until their cannon exploded. Jeff cherished his friendships and fond memories of his time in Montana. Though he truly loved his life in Montana and had many incredible stories to tell, he moved back to Vermont to be closer to family.

Back in Vermont, he landed at Bolton Valley Ski Resort where he spent time on ski patrol, and then many years learning and running the snowmaking operation. Blasting license in hand, summers passed on the mountain drilling and blasting rock to make new trails, and installing massive lengths of snowmaking pipe. The most recent crazy blasting story told, Maynes was out in the open on a trail being blasted, once the dust and rubble had settled all that could be heard was Jeff howling with laughter. Jeff truly loved hard work and fun. During his years on the mountain, he met the love of his life, Amy. They danced at the Owens' wedding in August of 1981 and have been together ever since. Six months after meeting, Jeff proposed marriage to Amy on the Preacher trail at Bolton Valley on a glorious, sunny spring skiing day. After a not-so-brief engagement, Amy and Jeff married 13 years later on November 18th, 1994 and adoringly raised their two children, Hayley and Connor.

Inspired by his wife Amy's career in nursing, Jeff returned to college finishing first in his class with a degree in Professional Nursing from Norwich University of Northfield, VT in 1994. Jeff and Amy found their dream home in 1998, where they built a small oasis in Huntington, Vermont. He always said dogs should live as long as humans do. He took great joy in seeing the freedom his dogs had running through open fields around our home. All dogs seemed to love Jeff and the neighboring dogs knew that he was good for a daily treat.

His favorite place to be in the summer was at a family camp outside of Old Forge, NY by Woodhull Lake with his family and dogs, Scout and Hagrid. Whether exploring the islands, launching his kids on the rope swing - both to their delight and his wife's terror-filled smile or building firework shows with his kids to put on for other campers, he looked forward to his time on the lake every year. He described the feeling of first arriving to the lake each year with a sense of peace as you emerge from the woods to take in the easy lake breeze that fills your lungs and step out on the landing.

Jeff retired from his career as a Registered Nurse for the VNA of Addison County in the Fall of 2016. Jeff lived to see both of his children graduate from University; Hayley graduating from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015 and Connor, graduating with a dual degree of Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2019.

We have been fortunate to have lived with an incredibly brilliant, authentic, artistic, imaginative person. He took legends of pictures and home movies documenting his infinite love of family. We love him so much, he is deeply, sorely missed, and yet we do feel him near, his love is all around.

A gathering will be held to honor Jeff's life for friends and family to share memories with special words from those closest to him. The memorial will be at Jeff and Amy's home this Saturday, July 6th, 2019, at 1:00 PM. To celebrate Jeff's life and all the joy he brought to our lives, we ask that everyone dress in happy attire to represent the spirit of his amazing character and the love we shared with him. His favorite shirt was a Hawaiian shirt. We sincerely hope all will bring loving and humorous stories about Jeffrey. If you can't make it and have any stories, we would love to hear from you. Please send to In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite dog rescue program in honor of Jeff's love of dogs.

Location: 570 Salvas Road, Huntington, VT 05462.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on July 3, 2019
In Memoriam John M. Willis 7/1/2019  
John M. Willis, 52, of Manchester NH passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 1st, 2019. He was born on March 31st, 1967 in Boston Massachusetts to Madeline (Francis) and Carl D. Willis. He graduated from Boston Latin School, and moved on to Norwich University where he received his degree in Criminal Justice in 1992.

John was an avid reader and collector of books, especially comics. He was also a lover of movies (especially sci-fi) and an active member of the Church of Christ. In his free time, he liked to exercise and socialize with his friends. He also happened to be a cigar aficionado.

In life, he worked as a substance abuse counselor at Baymark Health Services. He previously worked as a Park Ranger in the Boston Common.

He is survived by his mother, Madeline (Francis) Willis of Manchester, NH, His sisters, Carla Kelton and her husband James of Norwood MA, and Regina Willis, of El Paso, TX; his brothers, David Willis and his wife Aliz of Everett MA, Carl Willis Jr. of Dorchester MA, and Steve Willis and his wife Zoe of Bow NH, and his two nieces Alina and Samara, also of Bow. Also many extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Willis.

SERVICES: Calling hours are 5 to 7 pm on Sunday at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North St., Manchester. A Funeral Service will take place at 11 am on Monday in the chapel at Lambert Funeral Home. A private burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, MA will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Epilepsy Foundation of New England, 335 Main St., Ste. 8, Wilmington, MA 01887. To leave a message of condolence, please go to
In Memoriam Nancy E. Weisenmiller 6/1/2019  
Nancy Ellen Weisenmiller, 61, of Cumberland, passed away at the Cumberland Health Care Center.
Born in Cumberland, on June 16, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Charles Edward "Ned" and Juanita (Rader) Weisenmiller, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Jeffery L. Weisenmiller; and niece, Gretchen Weisenmiller.
Nancy was a graduate of Bishop Walsh High School, class of 1976. Following high school, she attended Allegany College of Maryland, where she received her Associates of Arts Degree in Mental Health Studies. Later, Nancy received her Bachelor's Degree from Norwich University in Vermont.
Nancy was employed at the Brandenburg Center, Finan Center, Victor Cullen School, Kennedy Krieger Institute, and the Friends Aware. Nancy was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Nancy is survived by her siblings; Charles E. "Chuck" Weisenmiller and wife Joan, David Michael Weisenmiller and wife Maggie, Joan M. Ruppenkamp and husband Bob, William M. Weisenmiller and wife Mary "Tootsie," James Ernest Weisenmiller and wife Cindi, John R. Weisenmiller, Christopher B. Weisenmiller and wife Renee, and Andrew S. Weisenmiller and Debbie; uncle, Frederick J. "Skip" Squire and wife Dorothy "Dottie"; as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.
At Nancy's request, she will be cremated. A Memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at 11 A.M. at St Mary's Catholic Church, 300 E Oldtown Road, Cumberland. Friends will be received at the church one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Nancy's memory may do so by making contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at
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In Memoriam Winnifred L. Harrington 1/1/2019  
Winifred Lovena (Favreau) Harrington

- - Winifred L. (Favreau) Harrington passed away on January 22, 2019 in Roswell, GA at age 92. Winnie was born on May 28, 1926, in Waterbury, CT. She moved with her parents, Clarence and Marjorie (Beecher) Favreau, and sister, Florence, to West Townshend, VT, where her father ran a printing business, the West River Printing Co. Winnie graduated from Leland and Gray Seminary in 1944 and attended the University of VT (UVM) from 1944 to 1946. She later returned to UVM's School of Cytotechnology in 1975 and subsequently worked as a cytotechnologist at Central VT Hospital. She also earned her real estate license in 1979. Winnie was married twice, and was predeceased by both husbands. Her first marriage in 1946 was to Richard (Dick) Cobb, the brother of her UVM dear friend and roommate, Deborah Cobb, and they lived first in the Burlington area and subsequently in Montpelier. With Dick, she had three children, Steven (& Molly) of Terrace Park, OH, Brian (& Nancy) of Fort Collins, CO, and Debbie (& Harvey) Katz of Marietta, GA. Besides her three children, she is survived by nine grandchildren, including Elias (CO), Nathaniel (CA), Ellie (CO), Darren (CO), Alex (OH), Martin (GA), Brent (GA), KariLeigh (GA), and David (GA), and many great-grandchildren. She married Robert (Bob) Harrington in 1979, and became good friends with his children Paul, Robert, Ann (deceased), and Harriet. Until 2009, Winnie was a lifelong resident of VT other than brief stints in AZ and FL with Bob. In 2009, Winnie moved to a seniors community in Roswell, GA to be near Debbie.

If Winnie could be described by a single word, it would be "curious". Winnie was curious about and interested in virtually everything. When she was younger, before she suffered the crippling effects of rheumatoid arthritis, she created art works in oils, watercolors, pastels, charcoal, and pencil. Her work was good enough that she sold some of her art. She also wrote poetry and wickedly funny limericks. One poem, submitted to a Burlington poetry contest in the 1950s, won first prize. She loved playing all kinds of card and word games, and was a devotee of the NY Times crossword puzzle. She was a member of the DAR, the VT Historical Society, and the VT Old Cemetery Association, among others. Her interest in history and ephemera allowed her to collect and donate to the VT Historical Society, the UVM Special Collections (paper and ephemera), as well as a long anticipated gift to the Winterthur Museum in DE. In addition to donations, Winnie actively managed an eBay account for many years where she bought and (mostly) sold ephemera. She loved and was a learned student of antiques. Later in life, when she was restricted to a wheelchair, she liked nothing better than to travel with family members to gardens and museums in the Atlanta area. As much as she loved the arts, music, and history, her greatest passion was books and reading. While a resident of her beloved Vermont, she liked nothing better than to browse in antique book shops and collected hundreds of histories, biographies, geography and travel books, atlases, and other nonfiction. And she read everything she collected. When she passed, she was reading books on historical China and the "Hidden History of Vermont", and a book by environmentalist Wendell Berry. Finally, Winnie also loved nature and the wild places of VT and New England, and loved walking and finding nature's surprises such as the claystones found in some of VT's brooks and streams. Among her favorite places were Duck Pond on Cape Cod, Tannery Brook in West Townshend, and Middlesex Notch. She also loved the ocean and the Arizona desert.

Winnie requested only a graveside service with family and close friends in attendance, and that a line from John Galsworthy's short story, "The Apple Tree", be inscribed on her gravestone. It reads "the apple tree - the singing - and the gold", and evokes memories of one of her favorite stories. She will be buried in the Spring at the Round Hill Cemetery in West Townshend, next to the graves of her parents. Funerial services performed by Fenton and Hennessey Funeral Home of Bellows Falls.
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Jan. 30, 2019
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