Jamie “Jamer” Marvin Kosloski
BRISTOL — Jamie “Jamer” Marvin Kosloski, 15, died March 19, 2008, at home in Bristol after a long battle with brain stem cancer. He had been receiving treatment from Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass.
He was born Feb. 14, 1993, to Traci L. Jackson and Brian D. Kosloski in Syracuse, N.Y. He attended school in Middlebury and was employed part-time with Nop Bros. and Sons of Salisbury.
He was an avid hunter with his uncle Ron and other family members. He loved to mountain bike, snowmobile, and any outdoor activities. Family said that “Jamer” was very outgoing, easygoing, hard working and always on the go. He looked up to his big brother whom he adored and his sister whom he loved and protected. He was a fun-loving kid and enjoyed life to its fullest.
He is survived by his mother, Traci of Bristol; father, Brian of Rutland; stepfather, Bill Jackson of Middlebury; brother, Justin; sister, Jennifer; grandparents, Pat Smith of Bristol, Joe and Lorrie Kosloski of North Syracuse, N.Y., and Homer and Geraldine Jackson of Ripton; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and many friends.
He was predeceased by a grandfather, Marvin Smith, in 2001 and an aunt, Jackie Jackson, in 2006.
Funeral services will be held Saturday March 22, at 11 a.m. at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol. Interment will be in the spring in Morgan Cemetery in Monkton.
Friends may call at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Bristol on Friday, March 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Jimmy Fund Clinic, Dana Farber Cancer Inst., 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.
Irene Martha (Hunt) Tatro
FRANKLIN — Irene Martha (Hunt) Tatro, 90, died Tuesday afternoon, March 18, 2008, at Franklin County Rehab in St. Albans with her family at her side. She was born Aug. 8, 1917, in Middlebury, the daughter of Harry E. and Cora (Hurlburt) Hunt.
She graduated from Beeman Academy in New Haven in 1935 and then graduated from Johnson Normal School in 1937. She visited Franklin in 1936 with her friend and college roommate, Martha Sarah (Richard) Olmstead, where she met her future husband, Arthur W. Tatro.
They were married Nov. 19, 1938, and she made her home in Franklin for the past 70 years. Her teaching career started in Victory, Concord and Berkshire; she taught third grade in Franklin from 1968 until she retired in 1978.
Following her retirement she traveled to many places in the United States with many friends. She spent her winters in Deland, Fla., with Kathleen Greenwood. She also spent many years camping and fishing at Lake Carmi.
She was the director of the Franklin Modern Woodman Junior Club for 17 years; a member of the Franklin, Lamoille and Vermont State retired teachers associations; and a former member of the board of directors of the Franklin Homestead, where she was one of the original residents.
She was also a member of the Franklin United Church, where she taught Sunday school; Franklin Historical Society; Franklin Senior Citizens Club, serving as secretary and treasurer; and the Lake Carmi Campers Association.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Albert H. and Gisela Tatro of Copperas Cove, Texas, Dwight W. and Paulette Tatro of Highgate, and John W. and Pamela Tatro of St. Albans; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband on July 26, 1977; her sisters, Dorothy Hunt, Mrs. Wallace (Gladys) Otis, and Mrs. Robert (Ethel) Mannings; and a nephew, Duane Otis.
Visiting hours will be held Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Spears Funeral Home, 96 Dickinson Ave., Enosburg Falls.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22, at 11 a.m. at the Franklin United Church, with Pastor Jason McConnell officiating. Interment will follow in the Franklin Village Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin Rescue Service, c/o Polly Gadbois, 3764 State Park Rd., Enosburg Falls, VT 05450.
Condolences may be sent to the family online through www.spearsfuneralhome.com.
Dale M. Rose
ADDISON — Dale M. Rose, 57, of Addison died on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, surrounded by his family, at the Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
He was born in Burlington, Vt., on March 15, 1951, the son of Frank and Velma (Dumas) Rose. On July 6, 1974, he married Diane L. Griffith in Winooski. He was employed as a supervisor with Simmonds Precision and later as a production planner with Velan Valve.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Diane Rose of Addison; one daughter, Danielle Thompson and her husband, Edward, of Vergennes; three grandchildren; his father, Frank Rose and his wife, Rosalind, of South Burlington; three sisters, Betty Jean Bucklin, Lisa Purvis and her husband, Jim, and Therese Whitehouse and her companion, Donald Disourda, all of Deltona, Fla.; his mother-in-law, Harriett Griffith of Vergennes; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his mother, Velma Rose, and a brother-in-law, Kenneth Bucklin Sr.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Ready Funeral and Cremation Service, South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. A prayer service will be held on Saturday, March 22, at 11 a.m. in the Ready Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes.
Donations may be made to the Vermont Kidney Association, PO Box 244, Burlington, VT 05401.
To send online condolences, visit www.readyfuneral.com.
Ruth A. Milley
WEYBRIDGE — Ruth A. Milley, 83, of Cave Road died Monday, March 17, 2008, at Porter Hospital, Middlebury, following a period of failing health. Born in Lynn, Mass., March 14, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Hazel W. (Thompson) Batchelder .
She was a graduate of Lynn High School and Waltham School of Nursing. During her professional nursing career she was employed at Melrose Wakefield Hospital and for many years at Waltham Hospital from which she retired. In addition, she worked as a clerk at Porter Hospital.
During World War II she served in the United States Navy Nurse Corps and was a member of the Middlebury American Legion where previously she had served in the color guard. She was a member of the Eastern Star.
Ruth was an amazing woman. She touched many lives with her loving and caring personality. She will be missed by all.
Family members include four daughters, Donna M. Milley of Chapel Hill, N.C., Beverley R. Grant and her husband Chuck of Bristol, N.H., Bonnie J. Bronson and her husband Jack of Weybridge, and Jenny Zack and her husband Bill of Walkerville, Mich.; one sister, Leilah Frances Tuttle of Kezar Falls, Maine; seven grandchildren, Gregg A. Grant of Meredith, N.H., Michelle L. Grant and DawnMarie Grant, both of Bristol, N.H., Heather J. Bronson and Keith L. Bronson, both of Englewood, Colo., Sarah L. Ward of Hesperia, Mich., and Curt R. Zach of Walkerville, Mich.
She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert H. Milley, on August 8, 1972, and by a sister, Charlotte Ridley, and a brother, Walter Batchelder.
There will be no calling hours.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend graveside services at 11 a.m., Friday, March 21, 2008, at Fox Hill Cemetery, Andover Road, Billerica, Mass.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Legion, Post 327, 49 Wilson Rd., Middlebury, VT 05753.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sanderson Funeral Service, 117 S. Main St., Middlebury, www.sandersonfuneralservice.com.