Harold M. Moore
WEYBRIDGE — Harold M. Moore, 83, a lifelong resident of the Middlebury-Weybridge area, died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at Vergennes Residential Care Home following a long illness.
Born in Middlebury Aug. 29, 1925, he was the son of Harold G. and Gertrude (Scott) Moore. He was a graduate of Middlebury High School and worked as a cloth cutter for Van Raalte for 25 years and in the plate room at Standard Register for 17 years.
He is survived by his wife June K. (James) Moore of Weybridge, whom he married in 1946; two daughters, Kathy M. Lucia and her husband Larry of Middlebury, and Karen L. Levarn and her husband Charlie of Lincoln; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
There will be a private family gathering.
Raymond O. Derrick
ADDISON — Raymond O. Derrick, 75, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at his home in Addison.
He was born Feb. 14, 1934, in Addison, the son of Sanford and Audna (Crowningshield) Derrick.
He was employed at Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom as a lineman foreman and retired in 2000.
He is survived by his wife Patricia (O’Byrne) Derrick of Addison; a son, Terrance W. Derrick of Middlebury; a sister, Helen Derrick Quaglino and husband Phil of Florida; two brothers, Richard Derrick of Kentucky and Ancil Derrick of Vergennes; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held March 27 at Grandview Cemetery in Addison. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Addison County Humane Society, 236 Boardman Street, Middlebury, VT 05753, or Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, VT 05491.
Harriet J. Bushey
VERGENNES — Harriet J. Bushey, 80, died peacefully surrounded by her family Wednesday, March 25, 2009, at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington.
She was born Dec. 17, 1928, in Ferrisburgh, the daughter of Robert and Rachel (Jerome) Brooks. After the death of her father she was raised by her mother and her stepfather, Russel Barrows.
She married Hosea H. Bushey on Aug. 25, 1946, and he predeceased her Feb. 13, 2004.
Harriet is survived by seven children, Bob and Joan Bushey of Vergennes, Patty and Mike Ryan of Wolcott, Jim Bushey of Vergennes, Nancy Henderson and the late Ed Henderson of Addison, Jeff and Karen Bushey of Forestdale, Tina Bushey of Forestdale and Sue and Jim Laflam of Addison; 11 grandchildren, Jessica Henderson, Beth and her husband Jesse Jackman, Tyler and Kate Ryan, Noah and his wife Laura Bushey, Wyeth Bushey, Sara, Josh and Alec Gerstenberger, Sean and his wife Ashley Laflam and Ben Laflam; four step-grandchildren, Cristine and Heather Middlebrook and Carrie and Thomas Bernier; four great-grandchildren, Rachel Chapman and Josie, Emma, and Natalie Jackman; four step-great-grandchildren, Cameren, Lauran and Kateland Bernier and Jeric Middlebrook; two brothers, Bill Barrows and his wife Linda of Florida and Melvin Barrows of Grand Isle; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by five brothers, John, David, Phelps, Clarence and Lloyal Brooks; and three sisters, Millie Menard, Mae Barry and Patricia Thorpe.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 30, at Vergennes Congregational Church. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery in Vergennes. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 11, Vergennes, VT 05491.
Barbara Ann Armstrong
MINEVILLE — Barbara Ann Armstrong, 42, died March 18, 2009, surrounded by family and friends, after a long battle with brain cancer.
She was born July 19, 1966, in Ticonderoga, N.Y., to Earl and Lucille Sprague of Port Henry, N.Y.
She was employed at the Hometown Pharmacy in Mineville for several years with longtime friends and employers Robert and Carol Corbo and close friend Diana House.
Her family says she was a very strong person throughout her life, taking care of her four kids and always working several jobs. She also donated time to the Moriah Fire Department Auxiliary and was associated with Whitetails. They say if you couldn’t find Barb in town, she was probably in Keene Valley hiking mountains. Her passions were hiking, walking, running and spending quality time with her kids and her dog, Jake.
She is survived by longtime companion Jim Michener of Moriah, N.Y.; two daughters from her first marriage to Joseph Tefoe, Ashley Tefoe and Sue Tefoe and her fiancé, Charles Farnsworth, and their son; two sons from her second marriage to Jack Armstrong, Timothy and Caleb Armstrong; six sisters, Linda Fleming and husband Gary of Moriah, N.Y., Evelyn Celotti and husband Joseph of Port Henry, N.Y., Helen Sprague and Chuck Robinson of Crown Point, N.Y., Lisa Sprague and lifelong partner Jay Hamel of Addison, Stacey and husband Jim Drake of Port Henry, N.Y., and Frances and husband Tim Malaney of Ticonderoga, N.Y.; two brothers, James and lifelong partner Pauline Burgey of Moriah, N.Y., and John and wife Crystal Sprague of Port Henry, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews; and many other family members.
She was predeceased by a sister, Deborah Sprague; a brother, Joseph Sprague; and her father, James Earl Sprague Jr.
A memorial Mass was held March 23 at St. Patrick’s Church.