• Anita Bean, 72, of Chester. Died Nov. 3 at Hanover Terrace in Hanover, N.H. She was born Feb. 11, 1945, in Hanover, N.H., the daughter of Rodney and Myrtie (Godda) Adams. She attended schools in the Bridgewater area. On Sept. 4, 1971, she married Carl M. Bean in Rockingham. He died in 1991. Mrs. Bean was employed as a nurse's aide at Golec Nursing Home in Bellows Falls for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary in Proctorsville. She enjoyed walking, crocheting, making bead jewelry and ceramics. Survivors include two daughters, Carla Stewart of Chester and Naomi Bean of Burlington, N.C.; two siblings, Ronald Adams, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Margaret Wright, of Mount Holly; five grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by two siblings, Rodney II and Charlotte Adams. Memorial information: A memorial service was held Nov. 11 at Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, Vt., with burial in Hillcrest Cemetery in Proctorsville.

• Joanne Freeman Brown, 85, of Whitingham. Died Nov. 3 at her home, following a brief illness. Born in Brattleboro,. on April 21, 1932, she was the daughter of Jasper D. and Lucie (Coffin) Freeman. Her family moved to Whitingham in 1935 where her mother, Rev. Lucie Freeman, accepted a position as Pastor at the Community Church of Whitingham and soon after, the Community Church in Halifax. Joanne grew up in Whitingham and graduated from Whitingham High School in 1950, where she developed lifelong friendships, missing only the most recent reunion lunch, held in September. She continued her education at the Mary Fletcher Hospital School of Nursing. where she graduated as a registered nurse. In 1954, she was married by her mother to Donald R. Brown in the Community Church of Whitingham. She worked at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, as well as the Emergency Clinic at Mount Snow with Dr. Mickey Wolf and Helen Brigham. She also provided private home care to many clients. She was a lifelong member of the Community Church of Whitingham, and she was a devoted member of the Ladies Benevolent Society for over 70 years. She became a member of the Whitingham Historical Society's “85” club this past summer. She enjoyed knitting, playing word games and any card games, and jigsaw puzzles. She was also an avid reader. She leaves her daughters, Donna Roy of Whitingham and Kelly Winter of Brattleboro; four grandchildren and several great grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Donald, her son Jeff, and sisters Virginia Aldrich and Betty Jean Gilmore. Memorial information: Graveside services were held Nov. 12 at Sadagwa Cemetery. Donations to the Whitingham Ladies Benevolent Society, or Jacksonville Senior Meals, in care of Covey, Allen and Shea Funeral Homes, P.O. Box 215, Wilmington Vt. 05363.

• Robert B. Chamberlin, 80, of Brattleboro. Died Nov. 2 at his residence. He was born in Northfield, Vt., on April 18, 1937, the son of the late Burton and Bernice (Bailey) Chamberlin. He was educated in the Northfield school system and worked as a fork lift driver for many years at Cersosimo Lumber Company until his retirement. He is predeceased by his wife, Mildred (Achilles) Chamberlin; a daughter, Maryann Chamberlin; three stepsons, Bernard, Roy, and Paul Achilles; as well as several siblings. He is survived by five daughters, Arlene Runnels, Julie Snide, Erica Lindberg, Robin Jarvis, and Sandy Chamberlin; stepchildren Hazel LaValley of Webster, Fla., Mildred Green of Rockingham, and George Achilles of Littleton, N.H.; a sister, Elaine Haggett of Barre; his longtime companion, Virginia Welch of Brattleboro; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial information: There will be no services at this time. Condolences may be offered at

• Dermot J. Daley, 83, of North Walpole, N.H. Died Nov. 8. Born in Worcester, Mass., on April 25, 1934, the son of Clarence and Mary (White) Daley. He was a graduate of St. Peter's High School in Worcester. He worked as a line foreman for Granite State Electric and as a truck driver for St. Johnsbury Trucking. He served his country from 1953-1957 in the Coast Guard as an Electrician 1st class aboard the USCGC Westwind. He was a recipient of the Realm of the Arctic Circle for time served in the Arctic. He was an active member of American Legion Post 37, the Polish American Club, and the Elks Club, all in Bellows Falls. He was an avid football fan, rooting for the New York Giants and Notre Dame. He also enjoyed playing cards and dancing with his wife, Phyllis. In retirement, he collected antiques and coins. He was predeceased by sisters Jackeline Whitemore, Bernadine LeMoine, and Maureen Mullaney. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Phyllis DeMatteo; four children: Michael Daley and his wife, Jessie Haas, of Westminster West, Kevin Daley of Springfield, Vt., Brian Daley and his fiancee, Margaret Moran, of Wheaton, Ill., and Sheila Brackenbury of North Walpole; three grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Memorial information: A funeral mass was held on Nov. 14 at St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls. Burial will take place at a later date. Donations to White River Junction VA Medical Services, Voluntary Service Office, 802-295-9363 Ext. 5391 or 5392.

• Theodor “Ted” Herschel Friedman, 89, of Bondville. Died Nov. 3 at his home. He was born May 23, 1928 in New York City, the son of Irving Friedman and Frances Joseph Friedman. He graduated from Worcester Academy in 1945 and Rutgers University in 1948. He earned a B.A, from Rutgers where he was a member of Tau Delta Phi fraternity, and graduated from the Philadelphia Textile Institute in 1952. He was a restaurateur in New York City - part-owner of Bill's Gay Nineties and Charles French Restaurant - before his employment as a stockbroker at Oppenheimer & Co. After several years of living in Vermont as a weekender, he moved full-time to Bondville in the early 1970s. Mr. Friedman served as a local and regional public official from 1985 until his retirement in 2000. During those years, he served on the Winhall Selectboard, and on the board of listers, the school board, the zoning board and the Winhall Planning Commission. In 1992, Mr. Friedman ran for the Vermont Senate and, on the occasion of his retirement in 2000, he was awarded several awards from state and local legislators in appreciation for his outstanding accomplishments as a public official. He enjoyed skiing and golf. Survivors include his brother, Howard Friedman; his nieces, Jan Constantine and Patricia Friedman; his nephew James Friedman; along with several grand-nieces and nephews. Memorial information: Services were held on Nov. 11 at the Chapel of the Snows in Stratton, with burial in Bondville Cemetery. Donations to the Stratton Community Foundation, P.O. Box 523, Stratton Mountain, VT 05155.

• Peter S. Hayward, 70, of Jamaica. Died Nov. 7. Born March 13, 1947 in Lynn, Mass., he grew up in Lynnfield, Mass. and graduated in 1966 from Lynnfield High School. He was honorably discharged from the Army after serving in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 as a Ranger. While in the Army, he also served as a drill sergeant. Before settling in Jamaica, he worked in many locations as a chef. He was self-taught in culinary arts and worked for many years at Stratton Ski Resort. Afterwards, he owned and operated several food-service businesses, including the “TFG” Food Truck in Rawsonville and, later, his own hot dog cart in Jamaica. He was a loved and valued member of the Jamaica community, volunteering his cooking skills for many community organizations and events, including the Jamaica Community Church and Jamaica Old Home Day. He also served on the Town Planning Commission, as a trustee of the Community Church, and as a volunteer for the Jamaica Memorial Library. He had a wonderful voice, and enjoyed singing in the Church choir and elsewhere; he had a song for every occasion and took pleasure in entertaining his many friends this way. Generous to all, especially to families with young children, he would help out with school pickups and drop-offs, caregiving on a moment's notice, and often gave his own limited resources to help others in need. For many, he served as taxi driver for those who needed a ride to work or to medical appointments, delivery man for those who needed medicines, and always offered a sympathetic ear and heart to everyone. He especially enjoyed fishing and reading for recreation and loved all animals, especially his support dog, Titus. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by everyone in the Jamaica community for his ready smile, kind heart, and generous spirit. He was predeceased by his parents, Raymond W. and Barbara S. Hayward, and Lillian P. Hayward, as well as a sister, Marjorie Tavares. He is survived by his sister, Dawn McKeone, of Nashua, N.H., and brother, Raymond Hayward, of St Paul, Minn., as well as a daughter, Tara Hayward Davis (Craig) of Ontario, Canada, two granddaughters, and a niece and nephew. Memorial information: A memorial service was held at Jamaica Community Church 0n Nov. 11.

• Constance Isherwood “Connie” Healey, 91, formerly of Brattleboro. Died Nov. 5 at the Kline Hospice House in Mt. Airy, Md. She was born April 20, 1926 in Easthampton, Mass., the daughter of Karl and Emma (Hulme) Isherwood. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, John George Healey. She is survived by her five children, Susan Zutant and her husband, Joseph, of Shelton, Conn., Beth Sherman and her husband, Steve, of Chesterfield, N.H., John Healey and his wife, Patricia Casey, of Silver Spring, Md., Karl Healey and his wife, Melanie, of Shakopee, Minn., and Martha Dowling and her husband, Jim, of Jamul, Calif.; her only sister, Ivy Naumowicz, and her family; and 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She loved gardening as well as knitting. She also loved visiting with all her family and traveled to numerous places, including Nova Scotia, England, France, Belgium, New Zealand, and Qatar. She volunteered for several years at the Thompson House in Brattleboro, despite the fact that she was older than many of the residents. Memorial information: Honoring her wishes, the family will hold a private service at a later date.

• Francis Harvey Herrick, 87, of Brattleboro. Died Nov. 5 at Pine Heights Nursing Home in Brattleboro. Born in Williamsville on Sept. 7, 1930, the son of Henry and Signe (Peterson) Herrick. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro and attended Brattleboro High School. For many years, he worked at The Book Press in Brattleboro. He was also a devoted caretaker for his elderly mother. He had been a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Brattleboro Aerie #2445. He was an avid fan of all New England pro sports teams. Survivors include numerous cousins. During his stay at Pine Heights, he was affectionately known as “Hoppy.” His family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for the wonderful care he received. Memorial information: In keeping with his final wishes, graveside services in North Cemetery in Vernon will be private for his immediate family. He will be laid to rest next to his parents in the Herrick family lot. To send messages of condolence to the Herrick family, visit

• Roger Perkins, 77, formerly of Brattleboro. Died Nov. 1 at the home of his daughter, Tammy LaChance. He spent most of his school years in East Dummerston with his parents Ester and Elmer Thomas. He enjoyed tag sales, cookouts, and camping with his family. He leaves his wife of of 58 years, Frieda (Abbott) Perkins; two daughters, Brenda Doleszny of Brattleboro and Tammy LaChance and her husband, Ted, of Hinsdale, N.H.; a brother, Phillip Perkins of Brattleboro; sisters Isabel Madore of Dummerston and Nancy Fuller of Keene, N.H.; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings Ralph Perkins, Betty Haskins, Helen Derry, and Phillis Haskell. Memorial information: At his request, there will be no services or visiting hours.

• Amanda Jean Sanderson, 35, of Townshend. Died Oct. 27 at her home as the result of a malicious act. She was born in Marietta, Ga., on Jan. 25, 1982. She grew up in Newfane and attended Newfane Elementary School and Leland & Gray Middle School. She graduated with high honors in 2000 from Brattleboro Union High School/Windham Regional Career Center, where she was enrolled in the culinary arts and business programs. Recently, Amanda lived in the Brattleboro area and worked for area businesses and restaurants. She loved animals of all kinds, especially her cat Riker, who died with her. She loved the Boston Celtics, bringing home stray cats, and cuddling with her son, Tyler, watching movies and listening to music. Amanda was well known for her quick wit, beautiful smile and great sense of humor. She leaves behind her mother, Pamela Lane, of Ludlow, formerly of Brattleboro and her husband Michael Eno; her father, Curtis Sanderson, of Bridgewater, formerly of Newfane and his wife, Ellen Quinn. She also leaves the love of her life, her son, Tyler Eugene Thomas, 12, of Westminster, sister Kristina Sanderson and nephew Cole of Winchendon, Mass., and her grandmother, Ruth Lane of Brattleboro. She also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, and cousins and many, many friends. Memorial information: A service was held Nov. 13 at The Stone Church in Brattleboro. Donations to the Windham County Humane Society, 916 West River Rd., Brattleboro, VT 05301.

• Elizabeth “Betty” Mosenthal Warner, 101, of South Pasadena, Calif. Died Oct. 28, at Woods Health Services in La Verne, Calif. Family, faith, friends, and serving others were constant themes throughout her long and generous life. Born on April 17, 1916 in Bronxville, N.Y., she was the eldest daughter of seven children. She delighted in telling stories of growing up in Upper Montclair, N.J. with her three sisters and three brothers. Majoring in child study, she graduated from Vassar College in 1938. She taught at the New Canaan Country Day School in New Canaan, Conn., and married Robert Kent Warner in 1941. In 1948, they relocated to Southern California, where they raised their family of six children. She brought light and joy wherever she went. Always a willing volunteer, she became an integral part of the South Pasadena community serving on school PTAs, leading Scout troops, and teaching Sunday school at Oneonta Congregational Church. As her children grew up, she became a social worker. For 27 years, she worked for Los Angeles County, where she delighted in finding homes for foster children and visiting her foster families. Retiring at age 72, she had the largest caseload of anyone in her department. Immediately filling her days as a Hospice and library volunteer, she didn't miss a beat upon retirement. Not only did she love singing with the Arroyo Singers, she also engaged in two book clubs, headed the deacons and the First-Year Club at Oneonta, led 8 a.m. water aerobics at the YMCA, enjoyed weekly Friday night bridge group, Saturday mornings with the garden club at Oneonta, and made regular visits to shut-ins and friends in nursing homes. She opened her backyard as a meeting place for neighborhood dog parties every weekday. She loved nothing more than bringing people together, discussing current events and getting to know her neighbors, young and old. No one can remember Betty Warner without thinking of her joy for playing games, her famous oatmeal raisin cookies, her welcoming front porch, and her ability to see the best and bring out the best in everyone she encountered. She was predeceased by her parents, four of her siblings, and many friends. She is survived by her six children: Elizabeth Warner Christie of Putney; Robert Kent Warner Jr. and his wife, Teddie, of Claremont, Calif.; Peter Van Deinse Warner and his wife, Pam, of Oakdale, Calif.; Stephen Penniman Warner and his wife, Sharman, of Duarte, Calif.; Susan Mosenthal Warner Starr and her husband. Brad, of Claremont, Calif.; and Mary Lawson Warner Wheeler and her husband, Ralph, of Nashville, Tenn. In addition, she is survived by 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two younger sisters, Mary Boone of Tucson, Ariz. and Ann Thron of Hanover, N.H. Memorial information: A celebration of life will be held in South Pasadena on Saturday, Nov. 25 at Oneonta Congregational Church. Her family welcomes all to join them during this season of Thanksgiving to express gratitude for her life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to Oneonta Congregational Church, The Pasadena Humane Society, The South Pasadena/San Marino YMCA, or the South Pasadena Library.

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