Charlene Anne Zubaty
JASPER, Fla. — Charlene Anne Zubaty, 62, died Tuesday Nov. 4, 2008, at her home in Jasper, Fla., surrounded by her family.
She was born March 31, 1946, in Burlington, the daughter of Harold and Shirley (DeGuise) Boyer. She resided in the Bristol area for more than three decades before moving to Florida.
She is survived by her husband, Mike Zubaty of Jasper, Fla.; five children, Robert Miller of Bristol, Brenda Vaughn of Bristol, Bryan Miller of Bristol, William Miller of Cambridge and Bonnie Sweeney of Fairfax; two step children, Michael Zubaty Jr. of Camache, Iowa, and Laurie Anderson of Ohio; eighteen grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; five brothers, Harold Boyer of Middlebury, Ricky Boyer of St. Albans, Mickey Boyer of Swanton, Michael Boyer of Williston and David Boyer of Winooski; two sisters, Diane Papesca of Jasper, Fla. and Karen Cox of Bristol; a half-sister, Namoni Boyer of St. George; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Cheryl Miller Bluma.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday, Nov. 10, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. Interment was in Mt. St. Joseph Cemetery in Bristol. Donations may be made to Haven Hospice, 6037 US Hwy 90 West, Lake City, FL 32055.
LEICESTER — Raymond Mulcahy, 86, died at home in Leicester on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008. He will be remembered as a pioneer in the education and training of people with developmental disabilities.
He was born Dec. 9, 1922, in Rutland, the son of Michael B. and Bridgett (Maloney) Mulcahy. He grew up in Rutland attending Christ the King and Mount St. Joseph schools. His undergraduate work was completed at Loyola College in Montreal, where he played basketball; St. Paul’s Seminary in Ottawa, where he majored in philosophy; and at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Mass., where he studied theology. He earned his master’s degree in clinical psychology from the University of Ottawa.
He began his career as a social worker at the Brandon Training School in 1950. There he met his wife, Lillian Noyes, who died in October after 58 years of marriage. In 1955 he was appointed assistant superintendent and then, in 1960, superintendent of the Brandon Training School. Throughout his life, he took leadership positions and active roles on committees orchestrating major educational and social changes for the developmentally delayed and physical handicapped. He received numerous awards for outstanding service in the field of mental retardation.
He was awarded an honorary doctorate of law degree from St. Michael’s College in 1966 and a doctorate of humanities degree from the College of St. Joseph in 1975.
In 1978, the State dedicated a multi-purpose building, “The Raymond M. Mulcahy Life Center,” at the Brandon Training School.
He is survived by five children, Daniel and his wife Sandi of Glendora, Calif.; Peggy and her husband Bob Conley of Longmeadow, Mass.; Eileen Ferland of Montpelier; Barry and his wife Mari of Leicester; and Kay of Meredith, N.H.; a brother, John Mulcahy of Rutland; a sister, Pat Grimshaw, also of Rutland; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sons, Kevin Paul, in 1975, and Brendan Sean, in 2002; and three sisters, Mary Scott, Theresa Lantier, and Rita Crowley.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Albert “Skip” Baltz was the celebrant.
Donations may be made to Addison County Home Health and Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05733, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Elsie Mae (Beers) Delphia
BRIDPORT — Elsie Mae (Beers) Delphia, 84, died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at Porter Hospital in Middlebury.
She was born in Granville, N.Y., on April 10, 1924, the daughter of Thelma (Collins) and Thomas Beers.
She is survived by three children, Julie and her husband, Robin Jackman of Waltham; Debra Gevry and her husband, Bill Danyow, of Addiso; and David Delphia and his wife, Val of Vergennes; seven grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren; and her siblings, Thelma Denett, Verna Rosenberg, Gene LaPlante, and Katherine Wade.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest, in 2000; her son, Wayne; and brothers, Thomas Beers and Raymond Mohan.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 10, at Victory Baptist Church in Waltham, with Pastor Tim Taylor officiating. Interment at Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes will be held at the convenience of the family.
Rodney W. Brace
VERGENNES — Rodney W. Brace, 56, died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at the VA Hospital in White River Junction following a short illness.
He was born July 15, 1952, in Middlebury, the son of Lester and Myona (Ayers) Brace.
He served in Vietnam, and lived in Florida for 25 years. He was employed in the construction business.
Besides his parents, he is survived by a daughter, Nichole; a son, Tyler; three brothers, Stephen, Terry and his fiancé Stephanie, Kelly and his wife Amy; a sister, Kathy and her husband Steve McGinnis; and four nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Michael, in 1982.
Donations can be made to the Hospice at the VA Medical Center, 215 North Main St., White River Junction, VT 05009-0119.