• In Brattleboro (Memorial Hospital), Sept. 26, 2013, a daughter, Zoey Renee Mayle, to Amy (Powling) and Donann Mayle of Wilmington; granddaughter to Calvin Powling Jr. and Toni Powl­ing of Newfane, Donald and Randi LaFrance of Westminster, Robert Mayle of Whitingham and Sheila Mayle of West Dover.

• In Keene, N.H. (Cheshire Medical Center), Aug. 14, 2013, a son, Isaac David Morse, to Maria (Morse) and Russell Corliss of Westminster; grandson to Lydia Fougere of Athol, Mass., and Susan and David Morse of Westminster; great-grandson to D. John Papale of Saxtons River, and Annie Collet of Leominster, Mass.

• In Brattleboro (Memorial Hospital), July 30, 2013, a son, Cae­len Joseph Martinez, to Lindsay Johnson and Rafael Martinez of Vernon; grandson to Lisa Johnson and Joe Edwards of Vernon, Ruth Martinez of Williamsport, Pa., and the Rev. Steven Mar­tinez of Bells, Texas; great-grandson to Theresa Smart of Dum­merston, Jeannette Brown of Forks, Pa., the Rev. Carl Fox and Donna Fox of Milton, Pa.; and great-great grandson to Mary Ruth Reinsmith.

College news

• Amy Blazej of Windham and Sarah Harlow of Putney were both named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2013 semester at Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H.

• Jacob Mann of Newfane and Amanda Rink of Brattleboro both began their first year of studies at Plymouth (N.H.) State University this fall.


• William “Bill” P. Baronoski, 66, of Hinsdale, N.H. Died Sept. 27 at Springfield Health & Rehabilation Center. Born in Hinsdale, the son of the late Walter and Dorothy (Fowler) Baronoski, he is survived by two brothers and a sister. Memorial information: Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Winchester, N.H. at a later date.

• Eleanor J. Deyo, 93, formerly of Brattleboro. Died Oct. 1 at her son Marvin's home in Sheffield, where she had been living since August. Wife of the late Harry N. Deyo for nearly 55 years. Mother of Norman Deyo and his wife, Kaye, of Boise, Idaho; Michael Deyo and his wife, Mary, of East Dorset; Marvin Deyo and his partner, Lucille, of Sheffield; and the late Malvin Deyo, who was Marvin's twin. Predeceased by siblings Marion, Elizabeth, Harold (Zeke), and Harry. Born in Concord, Mass., the daughter of the late Ernest and Vera (Lee) Green, she was raised and edu­cated in Or­leans, and had attended Or­leans High School. With her hus­band, she owned and operated several restau­rants in the area that included the former A&W Root Beer stand on Putney Road, the former Harmony Café on Elliot Street, and the former Vermont Chef in Wilmington, which the couple operated sea­sonally during the winter months. Additionally, the Deyos owned the former Puritan Diner in Holy­oke, Mass. During World War II, Mrs. Deyo had been employed at the former Estey Organ Co. She was a very colorful per­son who loved dressing up and decorating for every holiday. She loved dancing and was known to be out every Saturday night kick­ing up her heels. She really enjoyed going out to breakfast with her friends at Walmart and McDonalds. In her earlier years, she enjoyed traveling and camp­ing with her husband. She was also known for her excel­lent cooking. She was an active volunteer for several years at the Brattle­boro Senior Center until the age of 90, and was a life member of VFW Carl M. Dessaint Post 1034, and American Legion Brattleboro Post 5. With her husband, she had at­tended Saint Michael's Roman Catholic Church. Memorial information: In accord­ance with her final wish­es, there are no formal funeral services scheduled. Interment will take place in Saint Michael's Parish Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband. Donations to Windham County Humane Soci­ety, P.O. Box 397, Brattleboro, VT 05302. Arrangements are under the di­rection of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home.

• Beverly Jane (LaFlam) Farrington, 65, of Crofton, Ky. Died Aug. 10 at home after a long battle with thyroid cancer. Wife of Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Donald F. Farrington, Jr. Mother of Jennifer Pippin, Kelly Cline and her husband, Ronnie, and Pastor Damon “Andy” Farrington. Sister of Doloros Breen and her husband, John, of Santa Fe, N.M.; Leslie LaFlam and his wife, Nancy, of Aripeka, Fla.; and the late Barbara Grover, Philix “Butch” LaFlam, and Thomas LaFlam. Born in Brattleboro, daughter of the late Henry “Tom” LaFlam and Ruth “Gilson” LaFlam, she graduated from Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1966. She lived and worked in the Boston area before she wed in 1972. For the next 20 years, she was an Army wife, moving from post to post with her husband and family. The Farringtons were in eight different locations in the U.S., and spent one tour of duty in Germany. Upon her husband's retirement from the Army, they settled in Crofton, where they became active in the town's volunteer fire department. She became a certified firefighter, as did her husband and children Kelly and Damon, and she also got other firefighter's wives certified. She was an avid reader (especially Archer Mayor's novels), a proficient genealogist, and loved to help out in the garden. Memorial information: In accord­ance with her final wish­es, she was cremated and her ashes were spread on the family farm in Crofton that she loved so well. Donations to the Ingram Cancer Center at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., or to a charity of one's choice.

• Claire Doris (Rotter) Fredericks, 84, formerly of Putney. Died at Thompson House in Brattleboro. Former wife of Dick Fredericks for 21 years. Mother of Laura Fredericks and Joel Fredericks and his wife, Betsy Berg. Born in Hamburg, Ger­many, she and her mother Kathe fled to the United States in May 1939, and wait­ed until the end of the war to be reunited with her father, Friedrich Rotter. Her teen years were spent in East Or­ange, N.J. She attended New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass College), where she majored in philosophy. She got married in 1951 and started her family. In the 1960s, she was active in the Civil Rights movement. She worked on hous­ing issues and as a social worker for Child and Family Services of Springfield, Mass. At the Northamp­ton (Mass.) State Hospital, she was a dance therapist and taught crea­tive movement in several other venues. In the 1970s, she be­came a lifelong activist in the peace movement. Following her divorce in 1972, she got her MAT at Wesleyan Uni­versity in Connecticut and taught art for 10 years at Middletown High School. She came to Vermont in 1983 to help start Brattleboro Clayworks. Several years later she began her own pottery, the Putney Clayschool. She also worked as an artist-in-residence at other schools in the area. In Putney, she was in­volved in community issues, sang in the local choruses and, though she travelled to many distant pla­ces, Putney was her true home. Her last years were spent in the loving care of the people at Thompson House in Brattleboro. Memorial information: A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Quaker Meeting House on Route 5 in Putney.

• Barbara Jane Hall, 74, formerly of Westminster West. Died Sept. 13 in her home in Lake Worth, Fla. Wife of the late John Alan Schuerger and the late Richard “Stretch” Hall. Mother of Erin Hennessy of Westminster West, Heidi Schuerger of Sunbury, Pa., and the late Jeffrey Alan Schuerger. Sister of Ellen Wright of Scotia, N.Y., and Ron Given of Burlington, Mass. Born in Woburn, Mass., daughter of the late Raymond and Thelma Given, she graduated from Burlington (Mass.) High School in 1956 and then at­tended Grace New Haven School of Nursing in New Haven, Conn. After she married Mr. Schuerger in 1958, they settled in Westminster West. She completed her nursing stud­ies at Cheshire Hospital School of Nursing in Keene N.H., in 1978. She was licensed in Vermont, New Hampshire, Washington, and Florida. In addition to being resident nurse at The Putney School from 1984 to 1994, she specialized in psychiatric and geriatric nursing. In 1996, she also became a licensed mas­sage therapist in Florida and pro­vided services to health outreach programs in the local community. Friend to many and consum­mate storyteller, she lived a life of adventure. She enjoyed trav­eling, gardening, and spending time with her friends far and near. She was a great collector of precious things, including artwork made by her many talented family and friends. She lived many places, to include Colorado, Alaska, and Washington, where she remarried. Memorial information: A memorial service will be held at the Congregational Church of West­minster West on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m., followed by a gathering of friends and family. Donations to CAP, 2330 S. Congress Ave, West Palm Beach, FL 33406.

• Nelia A. LaBarge, 53, of Hinsdale, N.H. Died Oct. 3 at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. Wife of Larry LaBarge. Mother of Kattie Russ of Brattleboro, and Colby Harris and Steven Freckleton Jr. of Hinsdale. Sister of Rose Soares of Providence, R.I.; Angie Anderson and her husband, Sonny, of Salem, N.H.; Delfina Pappas and her husband, Robert, of Woburn, Mass.; and the late Joao Carlos Abreu, and Maria Isa­bel Abreu. Born in Madiera, Portu­gal, the daughter of Ma­ria C. and the late Joao de Abreu, she moved to the United States with her family in 1968 and set­tled in Woburn, where she attended and graduated from Woburn Memorial High School in 1979. For the past 12 years, she worked for Bascom Family Farms as the supervisor at the maple candy production facility on Cotton Mill Hill in Brattleboro. She loved spending time with her family and loved to listen to her husband sing and play guitar. She enjoyed spending time with her dogs Tally and Ringo. She also enjoyed danc­ing, gardening, camping, campfires, the great outdoors, and “twosies.” Memorial information: A memorial service will be held at First Congregational Church of Hinsdale at 1 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 12. Donations to help out with medical and other expenses may be made to the Nelia LaBarge Memorial Fund at the Service Credit Union inside the Hinsdale Walmart.

• William Ray Lyman, 93, of Ambler, Pa. Died Oct. 2. Husband of the late Vera Petersen Lyman for 59 years. Father of Ray and Linda Lyman of Export, Pa.; Chris Lyman and Sam Gattuso of South Londonderry; Vera and Fletcher Lane of Eagleville, Pa.; and Philip Lyman and Lynnette Bechard of Boulder, Colo. Brother of Ona Lyman and his wife, Rose, of Aberdeen, Md., and the late Ellen and David Lyman. Born in Stratton, the son of the late Ray Eugene Lyman and the late Mary Ellen Griffith Ly­man, he earned his degree in chem­istry from the University of Ver­mont in 1941. He earned his master's degree in or­ganic chemistry from Columbia University in 1944. and his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Massachusetts In­stitute of Technology in 1947. He was a research chemist and, early in his career, he worked from 1944-1946 in Oak Ridge, Tenn., on the Manhattan Project during World War II. He worked 35 years for Rohm & Haas. He enjoyed hiking and camping, and was a member of Willow Grove Baptist Church for many years. Memorial information: A memorial service was held Oct. 7 in Ambler, Pa. Burial will be private. Donations to the Green Mountain Club, 4711 Waterbury-Stowe Road, Waterbury Center, VT 05677.

• John E. Russell, 92, formerly of Saxtons River. Died Oc­t. 1 at Vernon Green Nursing Home, where he had been a resident since July 2012. Husband of Vic­toria (Jemielita) Russell for nearly 70 years. Father of Stephen Russell of Rockingham, Christopher Russell of Bedford, N.H., Margaret “Meg” Russell of Trum­bull, Conn., and the late Karen Louise Russell. Born in Islington, a section of London, England, the son of the late Walter and Irene (Short) Russell, he was raised and educated in London and was a gradu­ate of the Camberwell School of Art in London. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II and, after the war, he moved to the United States set­tling in Stamford, Conn. He worked professio­nally as an architectural renderer with the firm of Rudolph Associ­ates in New York City. He later became a partner with the firm forming Rudolph, Russell & Fleury As­sociates. He enjoyed woodworking, jigsaw puz­zles, and time shared with his family that included trips to Block Island from Port Judith. He also loved na­ture, the outdoors, and small ani­mals. Memorial information: A Mass of the Eucharist was celebrated Oct. 5 at Saint Mi­chael's Episcopal Church in Brattleboro, with burial in Morningside Cemetery. Donations to the American Cancer Society, in memory of his late daughter, Vermont Chap­ter, 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements were under the direc­tion of the Atamaniuk Funeral Home.

• James W. Sever­ance, 66, of Vernon. Died Sept. 26 at his home. Husband of San­dra R. Severance for 46 years. Father of Lynn and her husband, Frederick Sage, of Vernon. Born in Brattleboro, the son of Shirley Severance of Vernon and the late Richard J. Severance, he was a graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, Class of 1965. He served in the Vermont Army National Guard from 1967 to 1971. With his wife, he owned and operated R & R Motor Co. on Flat Street in Brattleboro. More recently, he was a circulation manager for the Brattleboro Reformer. He was a deputy game warden for the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, and was a volunteer firefighter in Vernon. He loved to spend time with the firefighters at the Central Station of the Brattleboro Fire Department, whom he called “the best of the best.” He was an Eagle Scout in his youth, and served as a Scout leader in Vernon as an adult. He loved stock car racing, both as a participant as well as a spectator. Memorial information: At his request, there are no calling hours or memorial service. Donations to the Brattleboro Fire Department Dive Team, 103 Elliot St, Brattleboro VT 05301.

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