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Obituaries 11-01-11

Vicky R. Stevens

BRANDON-Vicky R Stevens, 56, died Sunday evening, October 23, 2011, at Vermont Respite House, Williston.

   Born April 21, 1956, in Lincoln, Neb., she ws the daughter of the late John J. Leupp and Esther M. (Crapser) Leupp.

   Vicky attended Waterloo High School, Waterloo, N.Y. She became a resident of Brandon in 1982, moving here from Chittenango, N.Y. She was the owner of Vicky Stevens Real Estate and  worked at various shops including Shapiro’s and Pinewood Garden Center. She was a member of Brandon Chamber of Commerce.

   Vicky enjoyed a wonderful childhood as her parents made every weekend an adventure including camping, swimming, fishing, boating and snowmobiling.

   Surviving family members include her mother of Canastota, N.Y.; two sons, John A. McCann and his wife Kate of Montpelier and Richard A. Stevens and his wife Jenn of Pittsford; two brothers, Ronald Leupp of Canastota, N.Y. and Mark Leupp of Rome, N.Y. a half-sister, Connie Coleman of Benton, La.; five grandchildren, Kasi McCann, Nora McCann, Isabell Stevens, Madisin Stevens and Keegin Stevens; many cousins; extended family and her best firend, Carolyn Hayes.

   She was predeceased by her father in 2003 and a half-brother, Donald Dewey.

   Vicky was very appreciative of family and friends, for all their kindness, prayers and support.

   A memorial service will be conducted at 11a.m. Saturday, November 5, 2011, at the Brandon congregational Church with the Rev. richard White, pastor, officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.

   Memorial donations may be made to the Vemont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495.

Norman ASA Chatfield

HUBBARDTON-Norman Asa Chatfield, age 71, died October 25, 2011, at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

    Mr. Chatfield was born in Brandon on October 16, 1940. He was the son of Asa Benjamin and Margaret Eva (Swinington) Chatfield. He grew up in Leicester where he received his early education. He was graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1961. In his earlier years he had worked in the construction industry, he afterwards worked in a local tannery in Castleton. He began working at Carris Reels in 1965 and retired, due to ill health, in 2002, as the shipping dock supervisor. He has been a resident of Hubbardton since 1961. He was a former member of the Hubbardton Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed NASCAR, reading and panning for gold. He played softball and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved animals and was also an avid bowler.

    Surviving his is wife; Elaine Kilburn Chatfield of Hubbardton; whom he married in the Hubbardton Congregational Church on November 18, 1961, 2 daughters; Shelley Jones of Rutland and Lisa Casey and her husband Jim of Hubbardton, his grandson Ryan and 2 granddaughters; Ashley and Courtney, 3 sisters Anna Mae Munger of Rutland, Nancy Bishop of Clifton Park, NY and Eva Chatfield of Daytona Beach, FL. Several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother John Chatfield.

    The memorial service “In Celebration of His Life” will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at 2 PM, at the Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven. Congregational Church will officiate. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place, at a later date, in the family lot, at Lakeview Cemetery in Hubbardton.

 Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; The Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763 or to The Fair Haven Rescue Squad, 17 Prospect Street, Fair Haven, VT 05743.

 Arrangements are under the direction of the Mallory Funeral Home in Fair Haven.

Laura Catherine Beck

BRANDON-Laura Catherine Beck, age 89, died Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Rutland regional Medical Center.

    Mrs. Beck was born in Brandon on April 21, 1922. She was the daughter of Frank and Sarah (Trombley) LaDuke. She received her early education in local Brandon schools and was graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1936. In her earlier years she worked at LaDuke’s Restaurant and later at Wyman’s both in Brandon. July 8, 1940 she married George Charles Beck in St. Mary’s Church in Brandon. They lived in Jacksonville, FL while her husband was in the United States Navy. During WW II she moved home while her husband served overseas during the war. They made their home in Brandon. Mr. Beck died October 24, 2009. She had continued working in the family restaurant and caring for her ailing father. She was a communicant at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon and was a Member of Court Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Daughters of America. She enjoyed reading, knitting and crossword puzzles. She was an avid cribbage player as well as a Tournament Cribbage Player.

    Surviving is her daughter; Maean O’Keefe of West Rutland and a son Wayne C. Beck of Northville, NY. 7 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive her. In addition to her husband she was also predeceased by her brother Matt LaDuke and 2 sisters Evelyn Rowe and Thelma LaDuke.

   A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, October 31, 2011, , at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Albert “Skip” Baltz, pastor will be the celebrant. The graveside committal service and burial will follow, in the family lot, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Brandon.

    Following the ceremony the family will received friends at St. Mary’s Church Parish Hall, for a time of fellowship & remembrance.

    Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to; Neshobe Elementary School Library, c/o Judy Pulsifer, 17 Neshobe Circle, Brandon, VT 05733, or to The Brandon Area Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733.

 Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home.

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