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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 James A. Roman 4/28/2021  
Lt. Colonel U.S. Air Force, Ret. James Roman passed away on April 23rd, 2021. An honor guard memorial in his honor and interment is planned for Oct 8th at Washington's Crossing Cemetery, Pa.

A graduate of JFK High School 1977, Iselin N.J., and Norwich University, Vermont. Jim traveled the world serving his country honorably for 25 years in the U. S Air Force. Many years in his specialty - Air Battle Manager - AWACS. His time in service earned him many honors and awards.

He retired to Georgia and eventually moved to Rehoboth Beach, Del.

Son of the late Alexia and Joseph Roman, brother to the late John Roman. Survived by his brother Michael Roman and his wife Kathleen Roman. Uncle to Katelyn and Jacquelyn Roman. Residing in Georgia are stepdaughter Jennifer Gore, her husband Jeremy, and their children Grace and Johan.
In Memoriam Emerick P. Nelson 8/25/2021  
Rhode Island - Emerick "Rick" P. Nelson, age 70, of New Bedford, passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Morgan Health Center in Rhode Island.

Rick was born in Winsted, CT to Prescott "Pete" Nelson and Anne (Bsullak) Nelson. He had served in the U.S. Army and later worked for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement. He was a proud graduate of Norwich University class of 1973 and joined the U.S. Army after his graduation. During his years in the 101st Airborne, he earned the rank of Major and obtained his master's degree from University of Southern California. Outside of his work and military service, Rick was an avid outdoorsman and numismatist.

Rick is survived by his 2 children, Kaitlin Nelson and Matthew Nelson; 1 brother, Tom Nelson; as well as 2 nieces-Karen Turpin and Cherie Finn-and 2 nephews-Tommy Nelson and Glen Nelson.

Emerick's funeral services were private.

Arrangements are placed in the care of Perry Funeral Home 111 Dartmouth St. New Bedford, MA 02740. Please see our website: for condolences.
In Memoriam Ryan P. Shelly 8/19/2021  
AMass of Christian Burial for Sergeant Ryan P. Shelly, 45, a lifelong resident of Crestview Heights in Hannawa Falls, NY will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at St. Mary's Church in Potsdam with Rev. Joseph Giroux officiating. Calling hours will be held on Monday, August 23, 2021 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Garner Funeral Service in Potsdam. Burial will follow the funeral mass at St. Mary's Cemetery in Potsdam. After a courageous battle with cancer, Ryan passed away at Canton-Potsdam Hospital on Thursday evening (August 19, 2021) with his loving family by his side.

Ryan is survived by his wife of over 16 years, Joey, sons Ethan and Graham, daughters Nora and Marianna, his parents Patricia Shelly and Peter (Denise) Shelly, a brother Jared (Martina) Baker, of Horseheads, NY, sisters Sarah (Douglas) Krueger of Tampa, FL and Renée (Jeremy) Summerell of Savannah, GA, uncles Robert Shelly of Hannawa Falls, and William (Sue) Shelly of Palm Coast, FL, an Aunt Phyllis Ondek of Hannawa Falls, a great uncle Wayne Dennicort of Potsdam, a special cousin Philip Dennicort of Colton, sister in laws Bridgette (Joel) LaPierre and Clara (Shawn) Cummings, both of Gouverneur, nieces and nephews Melanie, Patrick and Michael Krueger, Mackenzie, Tessa and Ty Baker, Finn and Tradd Summerell, Cassidy, Corinne, and Frances LaPierre, Grace, Joseph and Mae Cummings, a mother in law Carolyn Pistolesi of Gouverneur, and several cousins.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Harold and Dorothy Clark, paternal grandparents Hildegard and Felix Shelly, aunts and uncles, and his father in law Joseph Pistolesi in February 2021.

Ryan was born on May 18, 1976 to Peter and Patricia (Clark) Shelly in Potsdam, NY. He graduated from Potsdam Central School in 1994 where he excelled at playing football and lacrosse. He continued his education at Norwich University, where he was recruited for football, yet ultimately playing on their lacrosse team. While at Norwich he was a member of the Corps of Cadets progressive leadership and service model, and ultimately graduated with his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice in 1999.

After graduation, he began his career with the St. Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, which he was very passionate about the work and his fellow coworkers. He married Joey Pistolesi on April 23, 2005 at St. James Church in Gouverneur, NY with Rev. Daniel Chapin officiating.

Sergeant Shelly shared his love of the sport with his four children and the community by coaching lacrosse for Potsdam Youth Lacrosse, and as an assistant coach for the ADK Northmen and the Akwesasne Thunder. He also spent much of his free time enjoying the outside hunting, fishing, boating, and hiking in the Adirondacks and passed on his respect and enjoyment of the outdoors to his children who love to be in the woods or on the water.

He had a great sense of humor and shared many shenanigans with his childhood, neighborhood and work friends. Sergeant Shelly was dedicated to his community at large, neighbors of Crestview Heights, career and family. Ryan was a man of integrity who was generous, loyal, service oriented, honorable, humble, and will be missed by the many people who knew him.

Memorial contributions in Sergeant Shelly's memory may be made to the Potsdam Youth Lacrosse Association, 29 Leroy Street; Potsdam, NY 13676 or a college fund for the Shelly children will be setup and donations to that may be made to Joey Shelly, PO Box 287, Hannawa Falls, NY 13647 with "college fund" noted in memo. Condolences, thoughts, fond memories and prayers can be shared online for the Shelly family at
In Memoriam Wesley Collins 4/26/2021  
Wesley T. Collins of Washington, NH passed away in the early morning of April 26, 2021, after a short (3 week) battle of pneumonia and subsequent complications at the age of 60. He was born to the late Nicholas Herman Collins and Elaine Bemis Collins of Brattleboro, Vermont. He lost his sister - Wendy Enslor Collins - in 1977.

Wes is a graduate of Norwich University, class of 1983. While at Norwich, Wes was a member of the Men's Rugby Team, Norwich Marching Band, and the Pegasus theater group. Following the completion of college, Wes became a Commissioned Officer in the US Air Force. He served honorably for 22 years and retired as a Major in 2005 after tours at several air bases in the United States, Germany, England, and the US Embassy in Canada. Wes also earned a graduate degree in Political Science from the University of South Dakota in 1987.

As an Army brat, Wes also traveled the country and world with his family. Wes met the love of his life, Susan, in his second year at Norwich (her first semester) on his 20th birthday. Falling very much in love, they were engaged within a year. They married a week after Wes graduated from Norwich and spent a joyous 38 years of marriage together.

Wes volunteered his time as well - serving as a National Ski Patroller, Boy Scout and leader - earning the distinguished level of Eagle Scout - and Girl Scouts of America in Europe on local base committees. He enjoyed playing rugby in his early years, playing music, "using his hands" to build, fixing and creating various DIY projects. His most recent joys were visiting with his three new grandbabies and making little wooden toys for them.

He is survived by his wife, Susan R. Collins; two daughters, Caitlin (Joshua) Chastain and their daughters Imogen Wendy and Maeve Alexandra, Alexandra (Andrew) Collins Gambarani and their son Clark Taylor Collins Gambarani; an aunt, Ellen Brouillette; his "second mother" and dear family friend, Virginia Burleson, and many other family, cousins, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to:
"The Collins Father & Son Memorial Scholarship" c/o The Development Office, Norwich University, 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663".

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 16th, 2021, 11:00 am, at the Collins Family Cemetery, Collins Rd, Marlboro, Vermont.
In Memoriam Gail M. Dunn 6/9/2021  
No Online notice available. Date of death is approximate.
In Memoriam Marshall W. Elman 8/15/2021  
Marshall W. Elman (99) years of age, of West Hartford, CT, Boca Raton, FL, and New London, CT, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021. He was the beloved husband, for 72 years, of Jeanne (Herrup) Elman. Born in Hartford, CT, he was the son of the late Bernard and Alice (Greenberg) Elman.

He attended Morley Elementary School, Plant Junior High School, and graduated from Hall High School in 1940. He also attended the Tilton School in NH, and Norwich University in VT. He left college to serve in the U.S. Army-Cavalry Division. Upon his return to West Hartford, he joined the family business, The Elman Fuel Company, where he worked until his retirement.

He and Jeanne became annual snowbirds, landing in Boca Raton, FL., where they shared their passion for lifelong learning as students at FAU and developed a deep appreciation for opera and current events. While he created numerous memories for his grandchildren during family cruises, his greatest joy was the time that he spent with his family in New London, CT; first, as a child and then in his role as Pop.

Marshall was a founding member of Beth El Temple and a regular at Shabbat services and also attended services at Temple Israel and Congregation Beth El, in New London. He was a 75-year member of Sequin-Level Lodge and the Sphinx Shrine, including his time as the Past Captain of the Shrine Motor Patrol which maintained and drove the little cars in parades, and he was also affiliated with the Boca Raton Shrine Club. He was a member of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, the Jesters, the Nutmeg Forest, the American Legion, the West Hartford Regents, the Jewish War Veterans, B'nai Brith, and served as a Past President of the Lions Club. His and Jeanne's passion for swimming at the JCC, in West Hartford, led them to become swimming buddies for children with special needs. His affinity for horses led him to serve in the Governor's Foot Guard and he shared this passion for riding with a number of his grandchildren.

Marshall is survived by his daughter, Harriet Bergman (Brian), of Hawthorne, NJ; his son, Larry Elman (Debbie), of West Hartford, CT; his son-in-law Sidney Melius, of Tarpon Springs, FL; his six grandchildren, Seth (Rachel) Bergman and Allison (Joseph) Ehrlich, of Wyckoff, NJ; Matthew (Leah) Melius, of Ivoryton, CT; Jonathan (Aimee) Melius of Lake Worth, FL: Jennifer (Wes) Cushman and Julie Elman of West Hartford, CT; his beloved ten great-grandchildren, Sophie, Max, Rebecca, Joshua, Annabelle, Abigail, Ryan, Mason, Avery, and Jackson. He also leaves behind, Valerie Akerly, a member of his extended family. Marshall was predeceased by his brother, Lt. Lawrence L. Elman, who was killed in action in France during WWII, and by his daughter Rhea Ann Melius, formerly of West Hartford.

Marshall's family wishes to acknowledge the caregivers who provided support over last few months. We would also like to express our gratitude to McLean Home and Hospice Care for their support during the last few months. A military, graveside service will take place on Monday, August 16, 2021, at 2 pm., at the Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, 1361 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield, CT., with Rabbi James Rosen, Rabbi Rachel Zerin, and Cantor Joseph Ness officiating. Vaccines, social distancing and masks are REQUIRED. The funeral will be available on Zoom; for additional information please email: The family will also be participating in Shiva through the Beth El Temple's livestream on Tuesday at 7:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elman Family Fund for Special Needs, c/o the Jewish Community Foundation, 333 Bloomfield Ave., Suite D, West Hartford, CT 06117; Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Ave., West Hartford, CT 06117; The Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St. Springfield, MA, 01104; or to a charity of the donor's choice. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Marshall, please visit online at
In Memoriam Byron H. Angell 8/11/2021  
Tunbridge-Byron Howe Angell, 92, died on July 25, 2021 at Mayo Health Center in Northfield, Vt. He was born in Randolph on October 4, 1928, the son of Dr. E. Olin Angell and Helen (Howe) Angell, and was quickly joined by a surprise twin sister.

He spent his early years in Millbury, Mass., graduating from Millbury High School in 1946 and Cushing Academy in 1947. He graduated from the University of Vermont in 1951 and received his Master's Degree from Norwich University in 1976.

While at UVM, Byron participated in ROTC and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army upon graduation. In April of his senior year, he met the love of his life, Olive "Bunchie" Parkhurst, when he switched partners with a friend during a square dancing class. They were married on August 23, 1951 in Woodstock, Vt.

Byron served during the Korean War training troops in Japan. He was honorably discharged from the Army Reserves in 1956.

Byron went on to teach math and science at Wallingford High School for two years and worked briefly for National Grange Insurance. He started teaching math and physics at VATI (now Vermont Technical College) in February of 1958. Byron taught at VTC for 34 years, retiring in 1992. Upon retirement, he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus, which allowed him the privilege of participating in numerous graduations over the years, including those of three of his grandchildren.

Byron served on the Randolph School Board and the Board of Civil Authority. He was a member and past Master of Mystic Star Phoenix Lodge #97 F.&.A.M. Byron was a member of the University Club, the American Legion, member and past president of Montague Golf Club, a longtime member of the Randolph Singers, a member of the Randolph Center UCC church and Tunbridge UCC church, and a member of the Ed Larkin Contra Dancers.

Byron enjoyed hunting and fishing, golfing and dancing. From his basement wood shop, he lovingly crafted future family heirlooms to mark the milestones and achievements of those closest to him-music boxes, blanket chests, beds, jewelry boxes and doll cradles.

Above all else, he treasured time with his family. From seasonal adventures with Bunchie, Susan, James, Joan, and Timothy, to weeklong Grandchildren's Camps, to bouncing great-grandchildren on his knees, he was always most content around the family he and Bunchie created.

Whether at his chair in the living room corner, head of the dining table, rocker in the sunroom, or a perch by the bonfire, Byron watched lovingly over family gatherings, offering stories, anecdotes and jokes we all cherish and will carry with us. Byron always hugged or shook hands when it was time to say goodbye, and never missed the opportunity to throw a wink across the room to whomever happened to catch his eye.

His fierce love for and dedication to all of us provided an example we strive for every day. Our sadness at his passing is outpaced only by the love we are privileged to hold as a family.

Bryon is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Bunchie, of 70 years, the unending source of love, grace and support that sustained him though a life well-lived. The life they created is a living masterpiece and a testament to the power of their commitment to each other and adoration for their family.

He is also survived by a son, James Angell of Randolph Center; a daughter, Joan Angell of South Portland, Maine; a son, Timothy and daughter-in-law, Janet Angell of Randolph Center; and son-in-law, Jack Enos; five grandchildren: Laurie Shannon and partner Robert Klipple, Bethany Perez and husband Alejandro, Matthew Angell and partner Beth Sturgis, Joseph Angell and wife Jacklyn, and Amanda Williams and husband Allen.

Byron was the proud great-grandfather of 11: Rosie, Annabelle, Cameron, Javier, Hailey, Lucy, Agustin, Celia, Eloise, Clayton, and Brynn. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Denise; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Susan Angell Enos; his parents; his twin sister, Mertie; three brothers, Frank, Philip, and Wardner; and grandson-in-law, Michael Simpson.

Arrangements are with the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. Family burial will be at the Randolph Center Cemetery. A funeral service will be held at the Tunbridge Church on Saturday, July 31 at 1 p.m., followed by a reception at the Dodge Gilman Building on the Tunbridge Fairgrounds.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Susan Angell Enos scholarship at Vermont Technical College of the Tunbridge Church.

A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at
In Memoriam Joseph E. Gregoire 7/18/2021  
LTC Joseph Ernest Gregoire, 73, of Goshen, CT passed away on July 18th, 2021 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Joe was born on November 14th, 1947 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Leo and Blanche Gregoire. He graduated from Tantasqua High School and received degrees from Norwich University and the University of New Haven.

During his U.S. Army career, Joe served in Vietnam and was a commander of the Danbury Army Reserve Center before retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Joe spent many years working in manufacturing, most recently as General Manager of McIntire Company in Bristol, CT. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and working on home improvement projects.
Joe is survived by his wife, Paula; children, Timothy (Romelyn), Melissa, Thomas, and Michelle; grandchildren, Nicole, Nathan and Roy; six brothers, eight sisters, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by two brothers, and two sisters.

A graveside service will be held at noon on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown (317 Bow Ln, Middletown, CT.) In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joe's memory to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at, or through the mail at 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.
In Memoriam Timothy J. Messler 7/21/2021  
imothy James Messler, age 76, passed away on July 21, 2021 at his home in Vero Beach.

He was born April 11, 1945 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late Robert and Gloria Messler. He moved to Palm Beach County in 1961.

Mr. Messler served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam War Veteran. He was a graduate of Norwich University.

Tim was a Consulting Engineer and business owner of Timothy J. Messler, Inc. consulting engineers. He was a member of Christ Fellowship, for over 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn; children, Becky, Scott (Tina), and Chris (Caitlin); brother, Bob; and nephew, George.

He was predeceased by niece, Debbie.

A Celebration of Tim's Life will be held on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at the home of Tim & Lynn Messler, 7177 East Village Square, Vero Beach, FL 32966. There will be an open house 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. the family invites you to drop in, at your convenience. Casual dress is encouraged. Please bring your favorite memory of Tim to add to the "Memory Jar". For those unable to attend, feel free to share your fondest memories directly with his wife, Lynn, at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at

Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero Beach.
In Memoriam Charles G. Pulsford 7/22/2021  
Pulsford, Charles Gordon Sept. 10, 1928 - July 22, 2021

Charles Gordon Pulsford, 91, of Venice, FL, passed away peacefully on July 22, 2021.

He was proceeded in death, by his beloved wife, Barbara (Bower) Pulsford, parents Marshall and Josephine Pulsford, and brother, Robert Pulsford.

Chuck is survived by his sisters, Betty Woodman and Barbra Reid as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Chuck is survived by his loving children: Stephen and Deborah Pulsford of Knoxville, TN and children Shane, Sarah and Ashley, Glen and Ellen Pulsford of Falmouth, MA, and children Cameron, Spencer and Taylor and Barry Pulsford of Woburn, MA and child Ian. Chuck is also survived by his great grandchildren: Leland, Caden, Luna, Sam and Wyatt.

He was born in Hammond, Indiana and then moved to Massachusetts several years later. Charles (Chuck) graduated from Melrose High School lettering in Football, Basketball and Hockey. He received a full scholarship (Football and Hockey) to Norwich University, graduating with a degree in Business Administration. Chuck was a Battalion Commander, member of the Skull and Swords and team captain for both varsity hockey and football teams.

Chuck and his wife Barbara lived in several locations while he served as a Pilot for the US Army. After his service in the US Army, they settled in Guilford, CT, where Chuck was active as a Deacon and Boy Scout # 474 Troop Committee Chairman at the local church. In 1971, the family moved to Andover, MA. where he sold insurance in Boston. He also served as a Deacon at The First Congregational Church of Andover.

In 1992, Chuck and his wife (Barbara) retired splitting their year between Ipswich, MA and Venice, FL. Throughout his life, Chuck enjoyed outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, canoeing, sailing and fishing with his family and friends. He was instrumental in keeping the first cousins together every summer with either canoe trips down the Saco River in Maine or climbing Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Additionally, Chuck was on the Bird Bay Tennis Team competing in Sarasota/Venice area Tennis Tournaments. Chuck and Barbara enjoyed attending annual events at The Van Wezel Performing Arts Centers and The Sarasota Concert Series.
In Memoriam Donna R. Warner 2/22/2021  
Donna Ruth Warner, 87, formerly of The Villages, Florida and Derby Line, Vermont passed away peacefully on July 22 at United Helpers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Canton, New York.

Donna was born December 24, 1933 in Fitchbay, Quebec. She was the daughter of the late Almer Olaf Young and Elsie Mary (Bichard) Young. She was a graduate of Catherine Booth Mothers Hospital, Montreal, Quebec where she received her first Registered Nursing Degree. After taking time off to raise her children, she returned to school at Norwich University/Vermont College in Montpellier Vermont where she received her second Registered Nursing Degree. She worked at Broadview Hospital and North Country Hospital, in Newport, Vermont

On May 1, 1965 she married Bruce Patrick Warner in Newport, Vermont. Surviving her are children, David B. Warner and wife Trina of Fayetteville, New York and Melissa J. Warner of Lady Lake, FL and three grandchildren, Emma, Abigail and Gretchen Warner. In addition to her husband, Bruce, who passed in July 2007, she is predeceased by four brothers, Baxter, Floyd, Conrad and Grant Young.

Donna was a member of Community Circle in Derby, Vermont and a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF, ASPCA and The Humane Society. She enjoyed gardening, cross country skiing, water aerobics, Mahjong, and a variety of artistic pastimes. The past few years, she enjoyed spending time with her family in Colton, New York on Higley Flow.

She was a quiet person but for all those who had the privilege of knowing her, also knew she was a true force and the epitome of strength and resilience.
Calling hours will be held on Monday, August 2nd at noon at the Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home 4670 Darling Hill Road, Newport. Directly following, she will be interred next to Bruce at the North Troy Cemetery in North Troy, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society- condolences at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch & Bouffard Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

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In Memoriam Gordon E. Nicholson 7/26/2021  
Gordon [Nick, Skip] Nicholson, 78, of Naples, FL passed away peacefully at Avow Hospice House on July 26, 2021, with his loving wife, Judi, at his side. Children and grandchildren were often attentively present during his final weeks and days.

Gordie was known for his love of family first, loyalty, kindness and love of country. His lifelong interest in tennis was evident in his USTA tournament play and coordination of tournaments both in Winchester, MA before retirement and in Naples, FL.

He attended Norwich University and Texas Tech University where chemistry degrees led him to a career at Polaroid Corporation in Cambridge, MA for over 30 years. Before he entered the business world, he served in The US Army reaching rank of Captain while serving his country as an advisor to the South Vietnam Army in Three Corps Vietnam in 1967. He earned the Bronze Star and Vietnamese Commendation Medal from the South Vietnamese Army for his dedication and work with infantry soldiers and their families.

Gordie continuously supported many interests in retirement including Norwich Alumnae, Tennis, Local Government at World Tennis Club but was most devoted to his 3 wonderful children and 5 grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Judi, of 38 years, his daughter Heidi Palma [Greg], son Ken Nicholson [Jennifer] of Westerly, RI, daughter Kate Tracy [Chris] of Framingham, MA and 5 special grandchildren, Emily Palma, Hannah and Sam Nicholson, Rylan and Lizzie Tracy.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Veterans organization web site: Wounded Warriors of Collier County, 4851 Tamiami Trail No. 200, Naples, FL 34103.

In Memoriam David H. Willis 7/26/2021  
David Hall Willis of Manchester-by-the-Sea, entered into rest on Monday, July 26, 2021 at the age of 80. Beloved husband of Susan Alexander Willis. Loving brother of Dudley H. Willis (Sally), John C. Willis, Jr. and the late D-D Harris. Cherished brother-in-law of Richard Alexander (Ellen), Leslie Levy (Robert) and the late Robert Alexander (Beth Stevenson). Treasured uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Dave grew up in Winchester MA, becoming an Eagle Scout, and after graduating from New Prep went on to graduate from Norwich University. He spent a year working a forklift in a German electrical parts company on a promise to his college German professor that he would improve his German. He completed US Army Armor School as a 2nd Lieutenant Tank Commander. In 1966, during the Vietnam War, Dave served as Deputy Post Commander at Camp Kaiser, along the Korean DMZ.

Dave and a partner opened the first Dunkin Donuts in Gloucester, MA. Using that success, they became owners and operators of Lawyers Stationery Co. in downtown Boston for 45 years. Dave also owned George D. Hall Co, a directory publishing company, and David H Willis Leasing Co. at Beverly Airport, where he leased back small aircraft to support his true joy. After seeing the movie Top Gun, Dave decided to purchase a Fouga Magister jet fighter, which he mastered to the point of performing in Air Shows at Hanscom AF Base and beyond. Dave maintained a physical fitness that allowed him to play hockey in the NSSA well into his senior years. He was a friend of Bill W.

Ever eager to learn - of history and music and ships, ever eager to live fully - in work, travel, leisure time, ever building new creations - with indoor and outdoor trains, ships and gardens, ever eager to love fully - all of the creatures of this earth he cherished.

A graveside service for Dave was held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave's memory to the Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St, Ste B102, Danvers, MA 01923 or to the Angell Memorial Hospital, 350 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130.
In Memoriam Peter J. Georges 7/18/2021  
Longtime Resident of Dunstable; 87


Peter John Georges, a longtime resident of Dunstable, passed away peacefully, Sunday July 18, 2021 at Fairhaven Healthcare Center, Lowell, MA.

Born and raised in Lowell, Peter attended Lowell public schools, Tilton Academy & Norwich University. He went on to enlist in the Army, where he earned the rank of Major.

Peter met and married the late Nona E. (Burrows) Georges in September 1956, and raised their family in Dunstable, MA.

He is survived by his sons, Stephen Georges and his wife, Bernadette and Scott Georges and his husband, Todd Sunderland; two daughters, Cindy Black and her husband Robert, and Rose Georges; his daughter-in-law, Kathleen Georges; ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren, and several additional family members and friends.

He was the father of the late John "Jack" Georges.

GEORGES - Peter John, a longtime Dunstable resident. July 18, 2021. Visiting hours in the McGaffigan Family Funeral Home, 37 Main St. (Rte. 113) Pepperell, MA on Wed., July 28 from 4 - 7 p.m. Relatives and friends respectfully invited. Graveside services will be held at Central Cemetery, Westford St., Dunstable on Thurs., July 29 at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to New England Center and Home for Veterans, P.O. Box 845257, Boston, MA 02284-5257 ( Please see
In Memoriam Robert C. Marlatt 10/4/2012  
Robert Crawford Marlatt passed away peacefully in his home on October 4, 2019. He was 92 years old.

Born in New York, NY, he was raised by his parents Wilfrid and Lotta (Crawford) Marlatt in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. After graduating from Greenwich High School, Robert enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, with whom he served during World War II while stationed in Manila, Philippines. He attended Norwich University graduating in1951 and worked as a Claims Broker in the insurance business retiring from Aon in 1997. Robert and his family lived in Pennsylvania, Connecticut and finally settling in Bedminster, NJ, 58 years ago.

Robert was an involved father, Boy Scout Leader, and active member of the Bedminster School PTO. He was just as involved as a grandfather and great grandfather and loved being involved in his grandchildren's activities. Golf was an enjoyable past time for Robert along with playing cards, making puzzles, building model planes, and woodworking. Robert was an animal lover and donated selflessly to endless animal shelters and charities to benefit his furry friends.

Robert is predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, the late Jean W. Marlatt. He is survived by his son Robert C. (Deb) Marlatt, II of Coal Twp, PA, daughters Cindy (Rich) Forsythe of Hampton, NJ, and Terri (Dan) Kinney of Califon, NJ, grandchildren Chelsea (Nick) Walker, Oliver (Alyssa) and Emily Forsythe, Trey, Laurier, and Abbie Kinney, and great grandchildren Tallulah Walker and Brylee Forsythe.

A private family service will be held at the Bailey Funeral Home, Peapack. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's name can be made to St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center, 575 Woodland Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 or online at
In Memoriam Lucille Quesnel 3/5/2020  
Lucille F. Quesnel MONTPELIER - Lucille F. Quesnel, 80, formerly of Hebert Road and most recently of Mayo Residential Care Home in Northfield, died on Thursday, March 5, 2020. She was born on July 4, 1939, in Barre, Vermont, the youngest of five children to Philomon and Marie Anna Fortier.

Lu grew up in a French-Canadian home where French was the only language spoken. Lu graduated from St. Michael's High School in 1957. On June 6, 1959, Lu married David Norton. David predeceased her on April 11, 1986. She later married Carl Quesnel. Mr. Quesnel predeceased her on Nov. 7, 2004.

Lu worked for many years at National Life. She retired in 1991. Although she never had children, Lu was very close with her many nieces and nephews. She was loved and supported by them and was so proud of all of them. Lu was a very social person and could make friends anywhere. She and Dave enjoyed boating together. They would often spend summers on their houseboat on Lake Champlain.

Survivors include her brother, Maurice Fortier and wife Dottie of Barre, Vermont; a sister, Theresa Grenier of Canada; and a brother-in-law, Eugene Provost of Northfield. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, at St. Augustine Catholic Church. A committal will be held immediately following in the Green Mount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mayo Residential Care Home, 610 Water St., Northfield, VT 05663.
In Memoriam Patrick J. Cunningham 7/13/2021  
Patrick J. Cunningham

Oct. 19, 1939 - July 13, 20

NORTH CREEK - Patrick J. Cunningham, white water rafting pioneer, ski shop operator, hunter, fisherman, gardener and all around character, died July 13, 2021 in North Creek, NY, his lifelong home. Pat suffered from Parkinson's disease and died peacefully in his sleep at Elderwood. He was 81.

A fifth generation Adirondacker, Patrick Cunningham was born on October 19, 1939 to Margaret Collins Cunningham and H. Butler Cunningham. His parents operated the J.E. Cunningham General Store and his father was instrumental in bringing skiing to North Creek, serving as president of the Gore Mountain Ski Lift Corporation. Pat Cunningham graduated from Johnsburg Central School and earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Norwich University.

As a teenager, Pat was an outstanding ski racer and earned a place at the 1957 Junior Nationals at Mount Rose in Nevada. The town raised funds to support his first ever trip out of state and hung a "Good Luck Pat" banner outside school. He made the junior national team and went on to race for Norwich University and the U.S. Army Ski Team in Berchtesgaden, Germany, where he served as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Pat said he had the best job in the US Army - they gave him a Volkswagen and he drove all over Europe going to ski races including the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuhel and the Lauberhorn in Wengen. In 1962, Pat was one of the top 20 US skiers and tried out for the 1964 Winter Olympics but broke his elbow before the trials and had to withdraw. After three years in Germany, Pat traveled. "He went around the world alone and with very little money," recalled his sister Mary. "In the early 60s, being from a small upstate town, this took a great deal of ambition, courage and strength."

Pat took over Cunningham's Ski Shop, one of the oldest ski shops in the country, from his parents. He transformed an old cattle and chicken barn into Cunningham's Ski Barn eventually expanding the business to eight ski shops at its peak. Pat did all of the buying and selling of ski merchandise, set bindings, tuned skis, and cut cross country trails. He supported tens of thousands of skiers over 65 years.

In the offseason, Pat worked for Torrington Construction as an engineer for ten years and built roads in the North Country. In 1978, he went rafting down the Hudson River with a few friends and had a brainstorm. The upstate white water rafting industry was born. Pat operated Hudson River Rafting Company for 35 years rafting thousands of people on the Hudson, Sacandaga, Black and Moose Rivers and Ausable Chasm. He employed hundreds of people including several who went on to operate their own rafting businesses today.

He served on the Town of Johnsburg Planning Board, Gore Mountain Region Chamber of Commerce and the Lake George Chamber of Commerce.

Pat Cunningham married Deborah Hosley Cunningham in 1982 on Rock Island in Blue Mountain Lake. A native of Arizona, an Italian friend of the extended family brought Deb to North Creek. They enjoyed horseback rides and happiness for over 40 years. His first marriage, to Mary Lynne Heldmann, ended in divorce but they remained friends.

Pat leaves behind five children: Patrick J. Cunningham (Laura) and David J. Cunningham, (Susan) of Queensbury, Mark J. Cunningham (Shannon) of Greenwich, CT, Tyler D. Cunningham of Lake Placid, and Meredith D. Cunningham of North Creek; eight grandchildren: (Elle, Colin, Mara, Aiden, Zachery, Declan, Teagen and Dylan); siblings: Richard B. Cunningham of Troy, Mary C. Moro and Thomas J. Cunningham, of North Creek. He was predeceased by brother James Cunningham.

Pat was a gatherer and a griller. Friends and relatives recall pig roasts over his old bus engine, dinners at Christmas time with venison stew after a day of skiing at Gore, animated discussions of a 12-point buck over a hunter's cocktail (or two) each November and bonfires after spring rafting. He loved to serve up Pimm's Cup in special glasses for the Kentucky Derby, race boats on Blue Mountain Lake, grill lobsters for his employees in Beaver Meadows during peak foliage, and sponsor ski-joring races for local kids on the trails behind the Ski Barn. Many summer gatherings were held on the porch of the Blue Mountain Lake Inn (belly dancers welcome), which he ran for over 40 years. Pat touched us all.

The life of Patrick J. Cunningham will be celebrated on Saturday, July 24 at Cunningham's Ski Barn at 3268 State Route 28, North Creek beginning at 10:30 am with a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. and a barbeque and stories to follow. All who knew and loved Pat are welcome.

The family wishes to thank Elderwood at North Creek for exceptional care and family relations. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish to express sympathy consider making a donation to the North Country Ministry, In memory of Patrick J. Cunningham, P.O. Box 478, Warrensburg, NY 12885. Friends are encouraged to submit stories of Pat in writing for a memory book to
In Memoriam David S. Chadwick 4/11/2020  
David Saunders Chadwick, 97, of Rutherford, passed away on April 11, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 28, 1922 in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. In 1940, he graduated from Rutherford High School and then attended Norwich University. He graduated from Bergen Junior College with a degree in pre-engineering before attending the U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School at Columbia University. In 1944, he married his sweetheart Barbara Hannah and then served as Lieutenant JG on the Sub Chaser SC-1045 in the South Pacific during World War II.

After the war, David and Barbara had three sons, Douglas, Daniel and Donald. He was the President of National Systems and Forms, Colony Paper Company and Rotary Forms Press.

An avid golfer, David has been a member of the Upper Montclair Country Club since 1962, and also served as President from 1983 to 1985. He was President of the NJ State Golf Association from 1988 to1989 and then served on the Advisory Committee of Past Presidents. He was also a past member of the Metropolitan Golf Board of Directors and of the NJ Seniors Golf Association.

David co-founded the Rutherford Little League program in 1951 and also served as President and Treasurer. His other post-war activities included Scoutmaster of the Boy Scout Troop of Rutherford, Past President of the South Bergen Boy Scouts, Past President of the Rutherford Recreation Committee, Past President of the Rutherford Rotary Club, Past President of the Rutherford Public Library, Advisory Board Member of United Jersey Bank and a member of the Elks Club.

David was a councilman in Rutherford from 1955 to 1964 and ran for mayor in 1963.

David is survived by his three sons: Douglas and wife, Jane; Daniel and wife, Katherine; Donald and partner Lisa Pedalino; three grandchildren: Debra Holman and husband, Robert; David and wife, Jennifer; and Lauren; five great-grandchildren: Madison, Alexis and Mabel Holman and Grant and Owen Chadwick. He is predeceased by his wife, former Rutherford mayor and Bergen County Freeholder Barbara H. Chadwick and his parents, Philip and Emma Saunders Chadwick.

Arrangements are being handled by Calhoun-Mania Funeral Home at 19 Lincoln Avenue in Rutherford, NJ. A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Rutherford First-Aid Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 217, Rutherford, NJ 07070.
In Memoriam Edward A. Dopke 7/10/2021  
WAUCONDA - Edward Allen Dopke, age 73, was a resident of Wauconda, IL for 19 years. Edward was the beloved husband for 34 years of Pamela (nee Dunn) formerly Rasmussen; dear father of Robert (Colleen) Rasmussen; cherished grandfather of Logan, Caden and Gavin; beloved brother of Bruce (Linda) and Mark (Sara); fond uncle of Luke, Elizabeth, Chris, Gene and Kelly; brother-in-law of Kathleen Dunn.

Edward was born May 15, 1948, in Lansing, MI, and passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, at home. Edward proudly served as a Communications Technician in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Edward had earned his Masters' Degree in Military History from Norwich University in Vermont. He was the owner of Dopke Grounds Maintenance and was a Civil War reenacter for many years.

He had achieved the rank of Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow in Boy Scouts and was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wauconda and the Lake County Beekeepers for 8 years.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 13, 2021, from 4-8 pm at Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, 235 N. Main St., Wauconda, IL 60084. Funeral service will be Wednesday at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Save-A-Pet, Funeral information, 847-526-2115 and sign the guest book at
In Memoriam Philip M. Coleman 7/12/2021  
PAXTON - Philip M. Coleman, 68, passed away on Monday, July 12th at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

Survived by wife Gwen, daughters Colleen and Sylvia, brother Robert B. Coleman (Barbara) of Marstons Mills, MA, and sister Jane M. Coleman, M.D. of Wellesley, MA, as well as many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents Wilfred G. and Mary Louise Coleman, and brother Paul T. Coleman, D.D.S.

Phil was educated in the Worcester Public Schools and graduated from Doherty Memorial High School. He attended Norwich University where he played hockey for four years. One of his greatest joys was the competition and camaraderie he continued to have throughout his life with many of his hockey teammates.

Professionally, Phil started his career in sales at Louisiana Pacific in their building materials division. He realized his life-long dream of owning his own small business when he started Collegiate Window Systems about 25 years ago, and grew it into a widely recognized and respected replacement window company in Massachusetts. He was an excellent salesman and loved his work.

Phil spent much of his youth in Newfoundland during the summer months. Spending time with many of his relatives, playing organized baseball, and trout fishing were always a frequent part of his conversations over the years. In January of 2020, Phil and his family decided to bring a Newfoundland dog into their home.

Phil received excellent care and treatment for a rare lymphoma from Dr. Eric Jacobsen and his team at Dana-Farber Institute in Boston.

Calling hours are Thursday, July 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Athy Memorial Home, 111 Lancaster St., Worcester. The funeral Mass will be Friday, July 16, at 10 a.m. in St. George's Church, 38 Brattle St., Worcester. Burial will be private.

In place of flowers, please make donations in memory of Phil Coleman to the Worcester Junior Railers Youth Hockey Club Scholarship Fund, 112 Harding St., Worcester, MA 01604.
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