Andrew C. Vincent
VERGENNES — Andrew C. Vincent, 79, died unexpectedly at Porter Medical Center, Middlebury, on Monday, Feb. 18, 2008. He was born in East Calais on July 21, 1928, the son of Clyde W. and Dora V. (Baker) Vincent.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He attended the law enforcement course at Champlain College and was a police officer in Shelburne and Waterbury, rising to the rank of captain with the Vergennes Police Department.
He was also a longhaul driver and owned two trucks. He was a lifetime member of the Milton VFW and DAV. According to family he enjoyed fishing, boating and camping with them and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mildred (Foster) Vincent of Vergennes; two children and their spouses, Linda and Douglas Parker of Williston, and Bill and Anne Vincent of Ferrisburgh; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Paul, Gordon and his wife Nancy, and Gary Vincent; his sister, Virginia and her husband Richard St. Amour of Milton; his brothers Raymond Vincent of Maine, and David and his wife Shirley Vincent of Georgia; his brother-in-law, Edward Poland of Essex Junction; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his son, Bruce, in 1961; and two sisters, Marion Poland and Irene Martin.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Feb. 21, in Elmwood-Meunier Funeral Chapel in Burlington, with the Rev. Gary Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Essex Junction, in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Panton Road, Vergennes, VT 05491.
ALBANY — Jean R. Locke, 85, died Monday evening, Feb. 18, 2008, at the home of her son, Lyman Locke, Jr., in Albany. She was born in Haverhill, N.H., Jan. 24, 1923, the daughter of Ralph W. and Nina (Cerosby) Rogers.
She was a 1940 graduate of Haverhill Academy and on Sept. 15, 1942, married Lyman Locke Sr. They made their home in Brandon, for many years moving to Albany in 1978. In 2005, they moved to the Craftsbury Community Care Center in Craftsbury.
She was employed several years as a clerk at the Aldrich General Store in Haverhill and was also a 4-H Club leader for over 10 years. According to family she enjoyed her family, knitting and gardening. She earned several blue ribbons for her works at the Haverhill Fair.
She is survived by her husband; a son, Lyman “Bud” Locke Jr. and his wife Deborah of Albany; three daughters, Nina Brigham and her husband Marshall of Cleveland, Ga., Judith Mello and her husband Manning of Dahlonega, Ga., and Rosalie Berkey and her husband Kenneth of Rice, Va.; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was predeceased by her brothers, Vance and Ralph Rogers; and sisters, Eunice Demers and infant twin sisters.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, and spring interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Haverhill, N.H.
Lillian May French
BRANDON — Lillian May French, 86, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008, at Eden Park Nursing Home in Rutland. She was born in Poultney on Aug. 26, 1921, the daughter of Frank and Virginia (Dutra) French.
She received her early education in local Poultney schools. Following the death of her mother in 1937 she moved to Brandon. She did domestic work for many years. She later worked and lived in St. Albans for a short time.
She made her home with the Donald Lurvey family in Brandon from 1982 until December 2007, during which time she cared for the elderly at various area nursing homes and in private duty. She was a volunteer at The Brandon Free Public Library.
According to friends she enjoyed reading and baking cookies and loved to make banana date nut bread. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Clarendon.
She is survived by Don Lurvey of Brandon; and her guardian, Marjorie Congdon of Shrewsbury.
The funeral service was held on Friday, Feb. 22, at The Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon. Mr. Thomas Sawyer, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Clarendon, will officiate. A private burial will take place in Pine Hill Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be made to The Brandon Free Public Library, 2 Franklin St., Brandon, VT 05733.