• In Brattleboro (Memorial Hospital), June 26, 2013, a daughter, Rosalina Fae DeAngelis, to Amity (Aldridge) and Jacob (Shep­ard) DeAngelis of Brattle­boro; granddaughter to Jeremy and Susan Aldridge and Elizabeth DeAngelis.

• In Brattleboro (Memorial Hos­pital), June 26, 2013, a daughter, Savannah Rose Dow, to Cassan­dra Betit and Christopher Dow; granddaughter to John Betit, Vic­toria Chase, Dawn Dow, and Miles Dow.

• In Keene, N.H. (Cheshire Medical Center), May 13, 2013, a son, Zebulon Noi Doku, to Kelsey Burns and Michael Doku Davis of Brattleboro.

College news

• Sarah Bemis of Brattleboro participated in the Education Club at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Conn., in the spring 2013 semester.

• Carleen Busick, an English Literature major and member of the Class of 2013 from Wardsboro, was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

• Shannon Weatherup, a member of the Class of 2013 from Vernon, was one of more than 70 students recognized for academic achievement recently at American International College in Springfield, Mass. Weatherup, an international studies major, received the International Studies Award and Department of Political Science Scholarship Award.

• Julietta Cole, a member of the class of 2015 from Londonderry and Abigail Thomas, a member of the class of 2016 from West Dummerston, were both named to the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

• Brian Urato of Williamsville has been named to the Plymouth (N.H.) State University President's List for the spring 2013 semester.

• Daphne L. Kinney-Landis of Guilford, has been named to first honors on the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester at Clark University in Worcester, Mass.

• Ryan Lawley, a recreation, adventure travel, and ecotourism major from Brattleboro, has been named to the Dean's List at Paul Smith's College for the spring 2013 semester.

• Lawrence Farley of Brattleboro received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory College of Arts and Sciences of Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., at its 168th commencement ceremony on May 13.


• Dan Normandeau of Dummerston has joined Berkley & Veller Greenwood Country Realtors as a new associate. Prior to joining Berkley & Veller, he led a diverse career as a licensed professional engineer, founder of a successful travel agency, and as the executive vice-president and chief operating officer of The Windham Foundation. He is also active in the local and regional community, serving on the Dummerston School Board, as a trustee of the Brattleboro Retreat and as vice-president of the Brattleboro Development Credit Corp.

• Open Music Collective of Brattleboro has added Lynda Symans to its Board of Directors. Symans has 23 years of experience in nonprofit administration and has worked as a production assistant for Universal City Records and 20th Century Fox. She currently is a manager at Cultural Intrigue, a Vermont corporation that specializes in unique event and home decor products from all over the world.


• Bertha A. Bradbury, 93, of Hins­dale, N.H. Died July 6 at her home. Wife of the late Ri­chard E. Bradbury for 48 years. Mother of Da­vid Bradbury of Spokane, Wash.; Ernest Bradbury and his wife, Susan, of Star, Idaho; Mark Bradbury of Hinsdale; and James Bradbury of Hinsdale. Born in Claremont, N.H., the only child of the late Harry and Hazel Cur­rier, she was raised in Hinsdale and graduated from Hinsdale High School in 1937. After high school, she started her lifelong career in nursing, gradu­ating from nursing school in 1941. She joined in the Army in 1945, near the end of World War II, and was stationed in the Philippines and Nagasaki, Japan. She was wed in 1951, and moved back to Hinsdale. She served many generations of Hinsdale children as their school nurse for nearly 30 years until retiring in 1982. For several years, she was also known as the “town nurse.” She also worked at the Brat­tleboro Memorial Hospital for sever­al years. She was a lifetime member of VFW Post 4234 and American Le­gion Post 5. She was also a member of Eastern Star and the First Congre­gational Church of Hinsdale. She really enjoyed spending time and talking on the phone with family and friends. Right up to her last few days of her life, she was amazing­ly selfless, modest, intelligent, and spirited. Memorial information: At her request, no funeral service was held.

• Ralph S. Chapman, 59, of Naperville, Ill. Died July 10 at home after a long struggle with cancer. Husband of Vida Yazdi for 29 years. Father of Nina Lockler, and her husband, Paul, of Pala­tine, Ill.; Navid Chapman, who is a doctoral candidate in chemistry at the Univer­sity of Rhode Island; Haleh Nour and her husband, Hootan, of Raleigh, N.C.; and Gina Chapman, who is an under­graduate student at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. Brother of Christopher Chapman of Brattleboro and Jonathan Chap­man of Annapolis, Md. Born in Brattleboro, the son of the late Ralph and Hope Severance Chapman, he graduated in 1972 from Brattleboro Union High School, where he shone as a nascent computer scien­tist, taking full advantage of the school's new teletype connection to Dartmouth College's groundbreaking BASIC student programming lan­guage. In addition, he was a trom­bonist who was chosen as one of two Vermont students to march in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade with the McDonald's All-America Band. He attended Oberlin College, graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and held a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. A software engineer, he spent most of his career designing and testing soft­ware for advanced communications switching systems with the fabled Bell Laboratories in its Naperville complex but retired in 2001. He fin­ished his career earlier this year with Law Bulletin in Chicago, where he developed software to help the firm keep the legal community updated on its constantly changing environ­ment. Memorial information: A memorial service was held July 13 at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home in Naperville.

• Bernice C. (Crosby) Dunbar, 100, of Brattleboro. Died July 8 at Thompson House in Brattleboro. Wife of the late Kenneth F. Dunbar for nearly 60 years. Mother of Leon F. Dunbar of Dux­bury and Donald Cudworth of Lynchburg, Va. Sister of the late Evelyn Fuller. Born in East Dummerston, the daughter of the late Cora (Bogle) and Leon Crosby, she was educat­ed locally and graduated from Brat­tleboro High School, Class of 1930. She continued on in her studies, receiving a diploma in education in 1932 from Castleton Normal School. She was a teacher by trade. She worked with students in the Dummerston and Mount Holly school systems. She retired in 1948 and became a housewife and stay-at-home mom. She also continued giving of her time and home to be a foster parent for many years. She was a long time member of the Guilford Community Church. Her passion in life was her family and her faith. Memorial information: A memorial service was held July 13 at Guilford Community Church. Bur­ial was private. Donations to Guilford Community Church, 38 Church Rd., Guilford, VT 05301.

• Joe Famolare, 82, of Putney. Died July 11 at his home after a battle with cancer. Husband of Sandra Famolare for 55 years. Father of Bibiana and her husband, Nicholas Heymann, and Hilary Famolare. He was the president of Famolare Inc., a company founded by his father in 1934. From 1969-1988, Famolare Inc. was a leading U.S. importer of fashion footwear from Italy. His unique four-wave sole platform design, and other shoe designs, are on permanent display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and in the permanent collection of the Costume Institute, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Cincinnati Museum of Art in Ohio. He received the Coty Award for Fashion Designers in 1973, the Ms. Liberty Award for advertising in 1982, and was inducted into the Fashion Association Hall of Fame in 1995. While designing and manufacturing shoes, Joe and his family lived in Florence, Italy while at the same time establishing a summer home in Putney in 1970. After 20 years of living abroad, he moved his family permanently to Putney. In 1994, he founded the Vermont Agricultural Business Education Center in Brattleboro. He renovated and restored an early 1900s dairy farm to create an education site encouraging partnership between business, government, education and agriculture. As the gateway to Vermont, VABEC is the first campus in southern Vermont to combine schools and business to cultivate a strong center for learning and cooperation. Memorial information: A memorial service is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 4, from 1-3 p.m., at VABEC's campus located off Old Guilford Road.

• Ruth “Tiny” Jacobs, 75, of Townshend. Died July 9 at Grace Cottage Hospital in Townshend. Mother of Douglas Jacobs of Springfield, Steven Jacobs of Townshend, Tammi Fogarty of Whispering Pines, N.C., and Vicki Stone of Halifax. Sister of Barbara Covey of West Dummerston and the late Roberta Stone. Born in Townshend, the daughter of the late Harold D. and Ruth S. (Greenwood) Putnam, she graduated from Leland & Gray and in her earlier years, worked at the Holstein Association in Brattleboro. She was employed as a bookkeeper at her family's business, Harold Putnam Plumbing, for more than 15 years and later worked in the Grace Cottage Hospital kitchen until she retired in 2000. She was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed high school sports games, being a homemaker, and feeding the birds. Memorial information: A graveside service was held July 13 in Oakwood Cemetery in Townshend. Donations to Grace Cottage Hospital, P.O. Box 1, Townshend, VT 05353.

• Patricia Mary Long, 64, of Brattleboro. Died July 5 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia from heart failure and complica­tions due to Chronic Fatigue Im­mune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFS)/Fibromyalgia. In 1987, she and her husband, William Hays, moved to Brat­tleboro from Alaska in order to attend the Program in International Management (PIM) at the School for International Training. Her goal was to direct an inter­national human service organi­zation. That dream was cut short when she suffered a sudden onset of CFS in 1988. She and her husband opened the Hays Gallery in 1990 (later re­named The Artist's Loft) and be­came very involved in the communi­ty of Brattleboro. Together, they helped initiate and sustain Gallery Walk in Brattleboro. She was a proud and effec­tive advocate for visual arts throughout Vermont and beyond. From 1993-1996, the couple co­-directed the Stratton Arts Festival in Vermont. She possessed a lifetime commitment to do good work in all things. She began at Harvard Uni­versity as the director of the annu­al campaign for national and inter­national charities and nongovern­mental agencies. She completed her degree in art anthropology at Harvard, then continued her stud­ies of Alaskan Eskimo and Athabaskan Art at the University of Alaska in 1977. She had a passion for the art forms of indigenous cultures, weavings in particular. She had a special place for the Chilkat blan­ket from the Alaska Tlingit tribe. She moved from Cambridge to Anchorage, Alaska in 1977. During her 11 years in Alas­ka, she worked in public broad­casting as the Director of Develop­ment and was able to build the Na­tional Public Radio network of southeastern Alaska to become a top rated radio station with uplinks to the numerous bush and Eskimo villages of Alaska. For her work, she was awarded Alaska's Best of the North award and was a regular presenter for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting national con­ferences. She also worked as a fundraiser for progressive politi­cal candidates in Alaska. She met her husband in Alaska, and they had many adventures, full of wonders and deepening love for each other and for all the inhabitants of this beau­tiful planet. Their travel and adven­tures continued throughout their life together. They bought a home in Liverpool in 2002, where they lived for four months each summer. She leaves behind a lifetime of cherished family and friends from around the globe. She was her hus­band's biggest fan and booster. She reveled in his creations, their love to­gether, and their always interesting conversations. Although she suf­fered greatly from her bouts of CFS/Fibromyalgia for more than two decades, it never stopped her from feeling immensely grateful for life. Memorial information: A memorial service will be an­nounced for November in Brattle­boro. Donations to Doctors Without Borders.

• Raymond O. Pratt, 88, formerly of Brattleboro. Died June 17 at the New Hampshire Vet­erans Home in Tilton, N.H. Husband of the late Anna Gilson Pratt. Father of Scott Pratt and his wife, Laure, of Bow, N.H., Garry Pratt of Pasadena, Calif., and the late Allan and Timothy Pratt. Brother of Flossie Cooke of Roxbury, N.H.; and Robert Pratt of Marl­boro, N.H. Born in West Swanzey, N.H., the son of the late George and Nellie (Goodnow) Pratt, he served in the Army during World War II. When he re­turned from serving in the Euro­pean Theater, he married and the Pratts settled in Brattleboro, where they lived for many years and raised their four sons. He was an avid gardener and loved nature, the outdoors, and spending time at the family cabin in Vermont. He also loved to re­lax with a good book. Memorial information: A memori­al service was held at the North Hinsdale Community Church on July 13, followed by an urn burial service at Oak Lawn Cemetery. Donations to the New Hampshire Veterans Home's Benefit Fund, 139 Winter St., Tilton, NH 03276.

• Kathleen “Kay” Triebert, 92, a resident of Valley Cares Assisted Liv­ing in Townshend. Died July 2 at Thompson House in Brattleboro, where she had been admitted for rehab after a second hip fracture. Wife of the late Bob Triebert for 61 years. Mother of Eileen White of Jensen Beach, Fla.; and Chris Triebert and her spouse, Carol Ross, of South Newfane; Mike Triebert and his wife, Sherry, of Blue Ridge, Ga.; and the late Bobby Triebert. Sister of Virginia Cuttingham of Bayport, N.Y., Joan Forde of Greensboro, N.C., Pat Richichi and her husband, Jack, of Hamp­ton Bays, N.Y., Peggy Lascell of Edgewater, Fla., Billy Lav­ery of Franklin Square, N.Y., and the late Joe Lav­ery. The first of seven children of the late Flor­ence and Joseph Lavery of Queens, N.Y., she attended St. Jean the Bap­tist High School in Manhattan and complet­ed secretarial training after high school. She worked in New York City for 10 years as a secretary. In the early 1940s, she was an active member of the Neumann Club, a social group for Catholic young adults, where she met her husband. They were married in 1946, shortly after he came home from the war. The Trieberts re­mained close friends with Neumann Club members for the rest of their lives, and were both present at the Club's 60th reunion celebration. They lived in Brooklyn at the start of the marriage, and moved to West Hempstead, Long Island in 1950. She was a full-time homemaker until she returned to work in 1965, and was employed as a secretary at Frank O'Rourke In­surance Agency in Port Washington until her retirement in 1975. The years in West Hempstead were good ones, where she raised her kids, enjoyed many gatherings with an extended circle of family, friends and neighbors, and was an active pa­rishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church. After retirement, the Trieberts spent the winters in Ormond Beach, Fla., where they moved to live full-time in 1991. After her husband's death in 2007, she spent two years living near her daughter in Boca Raton, Fla. In July 2011, she moved to Townshend to be closer to her daughter, Chris. She loved music and was a great dancer into her 90s. She also loved swim­ming, and spent many summers at a beach house in Keansburg, N.J., and later at Highland Lakes, N.J. Family parties, cocktail hour, after-dinner games, and baseball were some of her favorite pastimes. She was an avid Mets fan her whole adult life and, no matter where she lived, she stayed true to her team. She al­so loved reading, and was never with­out a book on her table. Memorial information: A funeral Mass will be said at Our Lady of the Valley Church on Route 35 in Townshend on Friday, July 26, at 2 p.m. Immediately afterwards, a cele­bration of Kay Triebert's life will take place at Valley Cares/West River Val­ley Assisted Living, across the road and north of the Church, with dinner following at the home of her daugh­ter Chris in South Newfane.

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