In Brattleboro (Memorial Hospital), March 27, 2013, a son, Henry Edward Pritchett Grobe, to Dawn (Everett) and Tony Grobe of Brattleboro; grandson to Dart and Joy Everett of Brattleboro and the late Carol Grobe of Guil­ford.


• Jennifer Bruder of Bellows Falls has joined the Putnam Insurance Agency in Brattleboro as a commercial sales person. She has been in the insurance industry for more than five years, specializing in commercial insurance for small businesses and contractors. She worked for the Wills Agency in Bennington and the Johnnie Walker Insurance Agency in Spencertown, N.Y., prior to joining Putnam Insurance. She is a licensed agent in Vermont and New Hampshire.


• Jack Bar­ber, 86, of Bellows Falls. Died May 1 at Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center. Husband of Eleanor Kangas for 41 years. Father of Judy Chisamore and her hus­band, Mark, and Jayne Barber. Brother of MaryAnn Wilkins, Jane Putnam, Ginny Rickard, and the late Kay Hughes. Born in Bellows Falls, the son of the late Ralph and Ju­lia (Slattery) Barber, he attended St. Charles Paro­chial School and graduat­ed from Bel­lows Falls High School, Class of 1944. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Kore­an Conflict as Quartermaster 2nd Class. He worked at Morton Motors, General Motors, and later worked for Holmes and St. Johnsbury Trucking. He retired from St. Johnsbury Trucking in 1988 as a salesman. He was a lifetime member, past exalted ruler, and past state president of the Elks. He served as a Justice of the Peace, was a member of the American Legion and BFADC. He was a communicant of St. Charles Church, where he act­ed as lector. Memorial information: A funeral Mass was held May 3 at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls with burial in St. Charles Cemetery. Donations to Silver Towers Camp, 241 Lincoln Ave., Rutland, VT 05701 or New England Kurn Hattin Homes, P.O. Box 127, Westminster, VT 05158.

• Rita Dellamano DeVeau, 62, formerly of Brattleboro. Died April 26 in Hartford, Vt. Mother of Della Armstrong of Bonners Ferry, Idaho, and Kora Armstrong of Olympia, Wash. Sister of Roberta Streeter of Bellows Falls, and Di­ane Brakeley of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Paul Dellamano of Hartford, Vt., and the late Josephine Clement. Born in Portland, Maine, to the late Belle and Joseph Dellamano, she graduated from Brattleboro Union High School in 1969 where she excel­led in art. She followed her heart to Wyoming and settled in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. She worked a gold mine and lived on a ranch. She raised her two daughters alone in spite of having MS. She was strong and fiercely independ­ent with a wicked sense of humor. She was dearly loved. Memorial information: A funeral service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Springfield on June 22.

• Sandra C. Emery, 72, of Vernon. Died April 26 at the Vernon Green Nursing Home in Vernon. Wife of Jackson C. Emery for 38 years and the late Jim Moore. Mother of Donnell Moore of Dublin, N.H., Jeff Moore of Gulf Port, Fla., Terri Barrett and her hus­band, Will, of Brattleboro, and Michael Grimes and his partner, Michael, of Stratford, Conn. Stepmother of David Emery and his wife, Shirley, of Brattleboro; Douglas Emery of and his wife, Brenda, of Vernon; Jackson Emery and his wife, Carlene, of Bourne, Mass.; Robert McAuliffe and his wife, Stella, of Lowell, Mass.; and the late Paul McAuliffe. Sister of Betty Tracey of Brattleboro and the late Charlene Bartlett. Step­brother of Charles Dwyer Jr., and his wife, Joan, of Las Vegas. Born in St. Albans, the daughter of the late John and Blanche (Lucia) Calouri, she was the stepdaughter of Charles Dwyer Sr. As a child, she lived with her grand­mother in Maine. She worked in several area res­taurants in many capacities, includ­ing cook. An avid knitter, all family and friends' babies were welcomed home with a sweater set and blan­ket made with love. She also en­joyed canning and cooking. There was always something cooking on the stove and a table full of food whenever company stopped by. She was very well known for her delicious “Grams' Famous Fudge.” Memorial information: A funeral service was held May 1 at Kidder Funeral Home in Northfield, Mass., with burial in Tyler Cemetery in Vernon. Donations to Vernon Green Nursing Home, 63 Greenway Drive, Vernon, VT 05354, or the Vermont Chapter of the Red Knights Firefighter Motorcycle Club, in care of David Emery, P.O. Box 8032, No. Brattleboro, VT 05304.

• James Patrick “Jimmie” Foley, 39, of Brattleboro. Died April 29 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Leba­non, N.H., following a lengthy illness. Son of James L. and Michele (Momaney) Foley of Brattleboro. Brother of Kathleen Foley and Kelly Foley, both of Guilford. Born in Brattleboro, he attend­ed Oak Grove School and Brattleboro Un­ion High School. Afflicted with cancer since the age of 14, in deal­ing with the se­verity of his illness, he never com­plained but always had a positive outlook. He always saw the shiny side of a rusty nail. An ardent outdoorsman, he en­joyed hunting, fishing and and time spent with nature. He also loved playing cribbage and time shared with his many friends. He was an excellent pool play­er, active throughout the years in several local billiard leagues and was a member of the American Billiard Association. Locally, he held membership in the F.O. Ea­gles, Brattleboro Aerie #2445. Memorial information: A funeral Mass was held May 6 at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church in Brattleboro, with com­mittal rites and burial in the Foley family lot in St. Mi­chael's Parish Cemetery. Donations to St. Michael's School, 48 Walnut St., Brattleboro, VT 05301 attn: Elaine Beam, Principal. Arrangements are under the di­rection of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home.

• Rosalie Ellyne Graves Gagnon, 87, of Sangerville, Maine. Died at her home on Feb. 12. Born in Brattleboro, the daughter of the late Sidney Dwight Graves and Ellyne Marsh Niles Graves, she married Robert Edwin Gagnon in 1946. She is sur­vived by her five children, Robert James, Bonnie Rose, Stephen Paul, Carol Ann Reynolds, and Nancy Sylene. One of 10 children, she was the last living sibling of the Graves family. She was devoted to her fami­ly, and was a loving wife and mother above all. All who knew her were touched and influenced by her gentle sweetness. She will be deeply missed by so many. Memorial information: A funeral service will be con­ducted in Brattleboro at Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery on May 14, at 1 p.m.

• Alice M. Gates, 80, of Hinsdale, N.H. Died April 30 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Longtime companion of the late Robert Starr. Mother of Lisa Janovsky and her husband, Peter, of Hinsdale, N.H. Born in White Creek, N.Y., the daughter of the late Ervin W. and Nellie C. (Bostwick) Gates, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, May Gates and Har­ry M. Coulter. She was edu­cated in North Bennington schools, gradu­ating from North Benning­ton High School, class of 1950. She worked for Polygraphic in North Bennington, the Pennysaver, and Mt. Anthony Un­ion High School in the cafeteria. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Bennington where she was always helping out with rummage sales and taught Sunday school. Memorial information: A funeral service was held May 6 at the First Baptist Church in Benning­ton, with interment in the family lot in Grandview Ceme­tery in Shaftsbury. Donations to the Alzheimer's Association, c/o Covey-Allen & Shea Funeral Home, P.O. Box 215, Wilming­ton, VT 05363.

• James Mar­shall Helyar, 58, of Brattleboro. Died unexpect­edly on April 23 at his Putney Road home. Brother of Ann Scherma of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, John Helyar of Atlanta, and Mary Rogers of Brattle­boro. Born in Brattleboro, the son of Richard C. Helyar and Margaret (Clark) Helyar, he graduated from Brattleboro Union High School in 1972 and attend­ed Boston University. He worked in construction and was a fine finish carpenter who made many pieces of furniture and cabinetry for his family over the years. He was an avid read­er and moviegoer, had a great wit and sense of humor, and enjoyed people. Memorial information: A grave­side service at West Brattleboro Cemetery will be held at a later date. Donations to Brooks Memorial Li­brary, 224 Main St., Brattleboro, VT 05301. Arrangements are under the direction of Atamaniuk Funeral Home.

• Mary Jane Lober, 57, of Brattleboro. Died April 29 at Pine Heights Nursing Home following a courageous battle with cancer. Longtime companion of the late Daryl Lewis. Sister of Robert T. Lober and his wife, Susan, and Albert J. Lober and his wife, Susan, both of Westminster; and John A. Lober and his wife, Sandra, of Castleton. Born in Bellows Falls, the daughter of Allen H. and E. Alice (Roussel) Lober, she was raised and educated in Westminster and was a graduate of Bellows Falls Union High School Class of 1973. She went on to attend Castleton State College. She was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed her home and time with her beloved cat “Echo.” Memorial information: In accordance with her final wishes, there are no formal funeral services scheduled. Donations to Southern Vermont Visiting Nurses and Hospice, 66 Benning St., Suite #6, West Lebanon, NH 03784. Arrangements are under the direction of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home.

• Steven A. Macie, 58, of Guilford. Died April 24 at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend. Husband of Carol Macie. Stepfather of Harold Porter, Jr. of Winchester, N.H., Tammy Lawton of Orange, Mass., Elizabeth Couture of Winchester, N.H., and Tara Porter of Guilford. Brother of Kevin Reynolds of Hinsdale, N.H., Janet Bratton of West Brattleboro, Lynn Flagg of Norton, Terry Rocray of Kennebunk, Maine, and the late Francis “Peanut” Macie. Born in Townshend, the son of the late Virginia (Macie) Reynolds, he lived in the Brattleboro area most of his life. He was employed as a firefighter for the Hinsdale Fire Department from September 1990 through March 1994; he also worked as a security guard for the Hinsdale Racetrack, drove for Brattleboro Taxi and was most recently a greeter for Amtrak. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool, and was an avid sports fan. Memorial information: Funeral services were held May 1 at Ker-Westerlund Funeral Home in Brattleboro. Donations to Yankee Family Dialysis, Fresinus Health Care, 115 Wildwood Ave. Greenfield, MA 01301.

• Helen Anna Marynuk, 91, of Guilford. Died April 25 at her home. Wife of the late Edward M. Marynuk for 19 years. Mother of Elaine M. Ham of Newington, Conn.; Mary A. Marynuk and her husband, Terry Gray, of Greenfield, Mass.; and Myrea “Mea” Whitworth and her husband, Kenny, of Guilford. Sister of the late Emil, Charles, Joseph, Stephen, Michael and John Nebelski, and Pauline West and Sophie Nebelski. Born on the family farm on Franklin Road in Guilford, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Anna (Lemek) Nebelski, she was raised and educated in Guilford, where she received her education in a one-room schoolhouse, Slate Rock School. She worked for many years at Academy School, Oak Grove School, and Guilford School, cooking and baking during the morning and then working afternoons as a receptionist at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. In her earlier years, she worked at the former Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates on Cotton Mill Hill. She was honored as Guilford's Citizen of the Year in May 2008. A dedicated volunteer for decades, she was previously active with the Guilford Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and still performed volunteer work two days a week in the Transportation Department at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Guilford Historical Society, the American Legion Brattleboro Post 5 Auxiliary and was a former member of the Brattleboro Women's Evening Club. A quiet unassuming woman, she loved nature and throughout her adult life she walked several miles a day in the nearby forests and fields and the main road near her home. She also enjoyed knitting, quilting, sewing, gardening, bird watching and time shared with her family. Memorial information: Funeral services were held May 1 at Guilford Community Church with burial in St. Michael's Cemetery, where she was laid to rest next to her beloved husband. Donations to the Guilford Volunteer Fire Department, 108 Guilford Center Rd., Guilford, VT 05301, the Guilford Town Library, 4024 Guilford Center Rd., Guilford, VT 05301, or to Rescue Inc., P.O. Box 593, Brattleboro, VT 05301.

• John Ed­ward McAuliffe, 88, of Bellows Falls. Died April 30 at his home on Williams Street after a brief illness. Brother of Paul McAuliffe and the late Rev. William McAuliffe, C.S.C., Charles, Berna­dine, Rose, Theresa, and Veroni­ca. Born in Bellows Falls, the son of the late Mary (Polly) Kelly McAuliffe and Charles McAuliffe. He graduated from Bellows Falls High School in the class of 1942. Following graduation, he was accepted into the Pilot Train­ing Program in the Army Air Corps dur­ing World War II. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1950 with a B.S. in English and received a M.A. from Columbia University in 1958. He taught English in Wappinger Falls, N.Y., for several years before returning home to teach and later become the Chair of the English Department at Bel­lows Falls High School and Bel­lows Falls Union High School. He was extremely active in the Drama Club and loved all forms of Art, Literature, and Music. For several years, he wrote a column for the Bellows Falls Times that was widely enjoyed throughout the area. He spent his last days ask­ing a simple question, “What did I do to deserve all these wonder­ful friends?” It was a full house during his last days as many of those friends and family mem­bers came to spend time with him, and he seemed to be completely overwhelmed by the number of people who were grateful for the difference that he had made in their lives. Memorial information: A funeral Mass was held May 5 at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls. Donations to the Parks Place Family Resource Center on School Street Extension in Bel­lows Falls.

• Gladys Ward (Braley) Miller, 79, of East Dummerston. Died April 26 at home, following a period of ill health. Wife of the late Dwight R. Miller Jr.for 55 years. Mother of Susan of Brattleboro, D. Read Miller, III, and wife Malah, of Dummerston, Catherine of Dummerston; Jennifer and her husband, Jason Palmer, of Kapolei, Hawaii; and the late Deborah Arms Miller. Sister of Sylvia Barton of Springfield, Ruth Allard of Dummerston, and the late Harriett Aplin. The youngest of four daughters, she was born at home to the late George R. and Gladys (Ward) Braley in Putney. She attended the one-room Washburn School for six years, Putney Central School, and was a member of the last class to graduate from Brattleboro High School in 1951. She took some piano lessons, practiced her sister's lessons, and at the age of 12 was able to play the organ at the Putney Federated Church. She became full-time organist there in high school. For more than 40 years, she has been the organist at Dummerston Congregational Church, UCC. On Easter Sunday, 1953, she married and moved to the farmhouse on Miller Road where her husband Dwight grew up, and the Millers lived there all their married life. In her early days in Dummerston, she was an active member of Home Dem, PTA, the Evening Star Grange, and was a 4-H leader. Later, she volunteered at Dummerston School. The Millers had been members of Green Mountain Squares dance club; they first met at a dance in West Dummerston. As a member of the Dummerston Congregational Church, she served in many capacities including clerk, Deacon, and member of the Strawberry Supper, Apple Pie Festival, and Music Committees. The Millers had been on the Waubanong 4-H Camp Board for many years, and were active Farm Bureau members. The Windham County Farm Bureau named her “1980 Farm Wife of the Year.” She most recently been the secretary of Vermont Farm Bureau, on the board of Windham County Farm Bureau, and the Chair of the Dummerston Community Chest. She was also a member of the Dummerston Historical Society and Dummerston Women's Association. For 43 years, she was behind the making of thousands of apple pies for the Dummerston Apple Pie Festival. She also made countless pies sold as “Mom's Pies” or “Grandma's Pies” at Dwight Miller Orchards' booth at the Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market for many years, and for special orders. Above all, she was a homemaker. In addition to her husband and their own four children, she provided a home for nieces and nephews, exchange students through IFYE (International Farm Youth Exchange), School for International Training, and the horticultural program between Bath (England) University and UVM, as well as many others. Her home was always open, the coffee pot on, and she was a gracious hostess for any occasion. She enjoyed watching birds at the feeder, listening to classical music, knitting prayer shawls, and doing crossword puzzles. She had a wide circle of friends, and doted on her children, grandchildren, and her cat, Mittens. All of them brought great joy to her life. Memorial information: Funeral services were held May 5 at Dummerston Congregational Church, with burial in the Miller family lot in Dummerston Center Cemetery. Donations to the Dummerston Congregational Church Memorial Fund, c/o Catherine Miller, 18 Canoe Brook Rd, Apt. 1, E. Dummerston, VT 05346; or Dummerston Community Chest, c/o Jean Newell, Treasurer, P.O. Box 483, West Dummerston, VT 05357. Arrangements are under the direction of Atamaniuk Funeral Home.

• Jeremy Lyon Quinn, 47, of Dummerston. Died April 26 at home, after a three-year bout with cancer. Husband of Trisha Kneeland for nearly 13 years. Son of Neil Quinn and his wife, Betsy Bates, of Guilford; and Virginia Bredenberg and her husband, Alfred, of Raleigh, N.C. Brother of Bevan Quinn and his wife, Tammi, of Guilford; Maureen Derby Quinn and her husband, Watson Bell III, of St. Andrews, Scotland; and Paul Bredenberg and his wife, Jubilee, of Raleigh, N.C. Born in Brattleboro, and raised in Guilford, he attended Guilford Central School and The Homer Thomas School in Guilford, and graduated from Brattleboro Union High School in 1983. During the years between Guilford and Dummerston, he also lived in Brattleboro, West Dover, Wilmington, and East Dover. He was known for his thoughtfulness, kindness, and love of the outdoors. He was a self-employed caretaker, arborist, and landscaper who loved and took great pride in gardening and apple tree pruning. From his first contacts with boards in the early 1980s, he was a tremendous supporter for snowboarding and skateboarding and was also a mentor to many. He spent many years managing snowboard shops and had his own skateboard and snowboard shop in Brattleboro in the early 1990s. He had an extensive collection of snowboards and related ephemera, known as the Vermont Works Snowboard Collection. Memorial information: A celebration of his life took place May 5 at the Michael S. Currier Center at The Putney School. Donations to the Kelly Clark Foundation, to help youth achieve success through snowboarding, at P.O. Box 100, PMB 468, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546.

• Mil­dred H. (Akley) Wright, 87, of Greenfield, Mass. Died April 30 at the Buckley Health Care Center in Greenfield. Mother of Edward K. Wright Sr. of Peterborough, N.H., Herbert A. Wright of Nashua, N.H.; Shadows Smith of Greenfield, and the late Gary D. and Hollis N. Wright Jr. Sister of Grace Crowingshield of Heath, Mass., Ruth Da­vis of Wilmington, and Bertha Akley and Mary Brown, both of Readsboro. Born in Marlboro, the daughter of the late Bertram and Marion (Poole) Akley, she worked in the press room at The Book Press in Brattleboro until her retire­ment. Previ­ously, she worked at Creamery Lodge in Dover, at Mount Snow, and in Rockport, Mass., as a waitress. She loved her guitar and singing and wrote poetry for many years. She enjoyed playing Bingo and going to Foxwoods. She especially loved traveling to Rockport. Memorial information: A grave­side service will be held Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m., at the Riverview Cemetery on Stow Hill Road in Wilmington. Donations to Hospice of Franklin County, 329 Conway Street, Suite 2, Greenfield, MA 01301.

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