FERRISBURGH — Noella Y. (Newly) Jackson, 67, died Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
She was born Dec. 25, 1941, in Burlington, the daughter of the late Henry and Germaine (LeClair) Turpin.
She worked at Goodrich in Vergennes for 29 years. Family says she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
She is survived by her husband, David Jackson of Ferrisburgh; two daughters, Laura Marcelle and husband Ricki of Ferrisburgh and Lisa Shannon and husband Michael of West Addison; two grandchildren; a brother, Arthur Turpin of Meriden, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a sister, Theresa Miller; and a brother, Paul Turpin.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, at Brown-McClay Funeral Home in Vergennes. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes.
Memorial donations may be made to Addison County Home Health & Hospice, PO Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.
BRISTOL — Irene Johnson, 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, June 27, 2009.
Irene was born at home on the family farm in Addison, July 12, 1923, to Mildred and Purl Jackson.
Irene attended grade school in Addison and graduated from Vergennes High School in 1944.
She married Reginald H. Johnson in 1941. They moved to Chalker Farm in New Haven where they ran the family farm until 1961. At that time, due to Reg’s failing health, they left the farm and moved to Bristol.
Irene was blessed with a beautiful singing voice. In her younger years she sang in the Addison Baptist Church choir, and also sang at weddings and funerals.
She was totally devoted to her family. Her home was the center of many family gatherings. Irene loved her home in Bristol and was her happiest when creating beautiful flowerbeds and bird havens in her spacious yard.
In her later years, she and her little dog Toby could be seen walking around the village every day.
She was predeceased by her father, her mother and her sister Dorothy Guy. She lost her beloved husband Reg in 1976.
Irene will be dearly missed by her three children, David H. Johnson of South Burlington, Glenda Johnson of Arizona, and Donna and Jim Kendall of New Haven. Also, two granddaughters, Karen and Garry Bashaw of Lincoln, and Kathy and Brian Roberts of Brandon. Irene also leaves her precious great-grandchildren, Korry Bashaw, Jesse Bashaw, Thomas Roberts and Laura Beth Roberts.
There will be a celebration of Irene’s life at the Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven July 3, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers family requests donations in Irene’s memory be made to either the New Haven Congregational Church or the Addison County Humane Society.
ORWELL — Phyllis Stacy Patnode, 67, died April 11, 2009, at Sentara Leigh Hospital in Norfolk, Va.
She was born in Orwell on Sept. 20, 1941. She was the daughter of Harold and Iris (Little) Stacy.
She grew up in Orwell, where she received her early education in a one-room schoolhouse. She graduated from Brandon High School. Sept. 26, 1959, she married Charles “Skip” Patnode in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Orwell.
She was a resident of Norfolk, Va., for many years. She was a retired civil service computer programmer. She belonged to the Mid Atlantic Alfa Romeo Club. She enjoyed reading and collecting miniature elephants and dragons.
Surviving is her husband, Skip Patnode of Norfolk, Va.; a son, Norman Patnode of Woodbridge, Va.; a daughter, Susan Cervantes, and her mother, Iris F. Stacy, both of Norfolk; five grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her father, Harold Stacy, and a sister, Anne Warner.
The graveside committal service and burial will be held on Saturday, July 4, at 1 p.m., at Mountain View Cemetery in Orwell. The Rev. Joel Stoddard will officiate.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to Khedive Transportation Fund, 645 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320.
WEYBRIDGE — Lula Helen Spenard, 92, of Weybridge passed away at her home early Monday, June 29, 2009.
The daughter of Amos and Edith Delphia of Bridport, Lula was preceded in death by her husbands Raymond Lovejoy and Albert Spenard, and by her son Raymond Lovejoy.
For many years she operated her own seamstress/tailoring business in Middlebury. After retiring, she took great pride in knitting hundreds of pairs of mittens for her church and area organizations. It was a sad day when her failing eyesight forced her to retire her knitting needles.
She is survived by four children: Rose Rishell and her husband Randy of Fredericksburg, Va.; Anne Goodrich and her husband Herbert of Derry, N.H.; Andre Spenard and his wife Valerie of Gresham, Ore.; Emelda Dahms and her husband Kenneth of Lebanon, Ohio. Lula is also survived by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Sarah (Rishell) Bateman, her husband James and their sons Brian and Jacob; Julie (Rishell) Hill and her husband Nathan; and Meghan Elizabeth Goodrich.
A funeral mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at St. Mary’s Church in Middlebury. Burial will occur in Resurrection Park in South Burlington at the family’s convenience.
Lula was able to remain in her home thanks to the services of Meals on Wheels, Addison County Home Health & Hospice, and the kindness of many friends who gave generously of their time.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lula’s name may be made to: CVAA Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 158, Winooski, VT 05404; or Addison County Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 754, Middlebury, VT 05753.
Arrangements are in care of Stephen C. Gregory & Son Cremation Service, Shelburne, VT 05482.
BRISTOL — Dorothy Halnon Witherell, 96, died Saturday evening, June 27, 2009, at the Myrick Care home in Bristol.
She was born May 23, 1913, in Salisbury, the daughter of the late Frank and Sara (McNulla) Halnon.
She married John Harris Witherell on Aug. 4, 1937. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1997. He predeceased her on Nov. 15, 1997.
She was the last surviving graduate of Middlebury High School class of 1931.
She was an honorary member of Porter Hospital Auxiliary, having served as treasurer, and was employed by the National Bank of Middlebury for 30 years.
She is survived by her brother, James Halnon of Salisbury, and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband; her sisters, Sarah Wisell and Agnes Murphy; and her brothers, Francis, William, John, Leonard and Howard Halnon. Howard was declared missing in action during World War II.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury, with the Rev. William R. Beaudin as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
There will be no visiting hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 326 College St., Middlebury, VT 05753, or to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 86 Shannon St., Middlebury, VT 05753.