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Obituaries 02-05-13

Kenneth James Carleton

CASTLETON: Kenneth James Carleton, age 58, died Wednesday, January 30, 2013, at his home in Castleton.

    Mr. Carleton was born in Proctor on October 2, 1954. He was the son of Maurice and Jessie (Johnson) Carleton. He grew up in Proctor where he received his early education and was graduated from Proctor High School, class of 1972. He afterwards worked at Vermont Marble for a short time before joining the staff at Proctor Trust for a few years. He began his career as a Machinist at General Electric in Rutland in October 1978 and was still actively employed there. He was an avid sports fan of all the New England Teams, especially the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots. He enjoyed camping and playing golf and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

    He is survived by his wife; Donna M. Carleton of Castleton; whom he married in Rutland on February 24, 1990, his mother, Jessie Carleton of Rutland, 2 daughters; Amanda Gurney & her husband Brian of Rutland and Janelle Lucas & her husband Josh of Orwell, 2 sisters; Ola Jones & her husband Ron of Clarendon and Bonnie Blair & her husband Wayne of Battle Creek, MI, his sister-in-law Linda Carleton of Brandon and his grandchildren; Braeden Carleton, Teigen Gurney, Kylenne Gurney and Emma Lucas. Several nieces, nephews & cousins also survive him. He was predeceased by his father Maurice Carleton, a step-son; Barry Ellison, Jr, a brother Edward Carleton and a sister Shirley Ongerth.

    The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11 AM, at The United Church of Benson. The Rev. Holly Ross Noble, pastor will officiate. A private graveside committal service and burial will take place, at a later date, in Riverside Cemetery in Proctor.

    Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in his memory to; The Vermont Chapter of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, P.O. Box 946, Barre, VT 05641.

Joyce Lorraine Brousseau

MIDDLEBURY: Mrs. Joyce Lorraine Brousseau, age 87, passed away peacefully at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center on January 30, 2013.

    Joyce was born in Manchester on May 15, 1925. She was the daughter of Randolph and Pearl (Hall) Jones. Joyce loved growing up on the farm of the former Brandon Training School where her father was the farm manager and supervisor. She graduated from Brandon High School, class of 1943 and received her R.N. from Rutland Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. Following her education she was employed for many years at Porter Hospital in Middlebury. Later, she assumed the role of District School Nurse ACSU eventually becoming the first full time school nurse at Mary Hogan Elementary School, where she enjoyed her work with children until she retired in 1992, following 26 years of service. Joyce loved playing the piano and singing, playing Bridge, her boxers and her cat, Honey, little children and dessert.

    Joyce is survived by her daughter, Heidi Brousseau of Addison, a niece Carol Adams and family of Middlebury, a special friend; Mary Jo Chaplin of Middlebury, a cousins Gloria Ramsey of California and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Robert Brousseau and a dear friend; Peter Grannis of Burlington.

    Joyce’s family would like to extend a very special thank you to the dedicated staff of Helen Porter Health & rehabilitation Center for the caring and attention shown to Joyce during her time with them.

    In honoring Joyce’s wishes there will be no visiting hours or public funeral service. A private burial will take place, in the spring at the family lot in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made, in her memory to; The Harp Therapy Program at Helen Porter Health & Rehabilitation Center, c/o Nancy Durham, 30 Porter Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753.

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

NORMA Madelene Howland

WINDSOR:Norma Madelene Howland, age 94, died Friday, February 1, 2013, at the Pine of Rutland.

    Ms: Howland was born in Hubbardton on June 16, 1918. She was the daughter of Fred and Catherine (Walsh) Howland. She was a graduate of Brandon High School, class of 1937. She had worked as a telephone operator for New England Telephone in Brandon and Rutland and later was transferred to Windsor. She continued working for the phone company until her retirement in 1979, following more than 36 years of service. She enjoyed traveling, sewing and arts and crafts. She was an accomplished painter in oils.

    Surviving is her sister-in-law and care provider, Elizabeth Howland, a brother Wayne Howland and his wife Sylvia all of Brandon. Several nieces, nephews, grand nieces & nephews and great grand nieces & nephews & cousins also survive her. She was predeceased by her brother Donald F. Howland and her sister

Mary C. Howland

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 11 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Brandon. The Rev. Ruel Tumangday, Parish Administrator will be the celebrant. A private graveside committal service and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

    Following the ceremony the family will receive friends in the church parish hall, for a time of fellowship & remembrance.

    Friends may call at the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon on Thursday, February 7, from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM.

    Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to; St. Mary’s Catholic Church Restoration Fund, 38 Carver Street, Brandon, VT 05733 or to The American Heart Association Vermont Affiliate, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495.  

Elaine Annette Holbrook

SALISBURY: Elaine Annette Holbrook, age 75, died Monday, February 4, 2013, at her home
in Salisbury.
 
Elaine Holbrook was born in Middlebury on August 12, 1937. She was the
daughter of Concetto and Dorothy (Bigelow) Poalino. She grew up in
Middlebury where she received her early education and had attended
Middlebury High School. September 4, 1953 she married the love of her life
Charles Holbrook I in Middlebury. They moved to Salisbury in1955 where they
lived and raised their family. Charles predeceased Elaine on November 1,
2002. In her earlier years Elaine had worked at Abram's Department Store in
Middlebury. She has been an Avon Representative over 40 years proudly
winning many awards for her sales. Elaine was a cancer survivor who has been
a member of the Ova Chick's Relay for Life team at Middlebury College since
2004 with her daughter Amy. Elaine proudly raised thousands of dollars each
year for the American Cancer Society. Elaine loved gardening, so much in
fact, that a double knee replacement did not keep her from it. She was a
member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury where she loved singing
in the church choir.  But what Elaine loved most in life was her children
and her grandchildren.
 
Surviving are 3 sons; David S. Holbrook & his wife Lynda of East Middlebury,
Charles E. Holbrook, II & his fiancée Louise Smith of Ripton, James P.
Holbrook & his wife Mary of Colchester, 3 daughters; Cheryl A. Holbrook of
Tampa, FL, Amy R. Holbrook of Salisbury, Becky L. Holbrook, a step son;
Everett C. Holbrook & his wife Denise of Otisfield, ME, 3 brothers; Concetto
“Junior” Poalino & his wife Shirley of Fair Haven, Robert Paulino & fiancée
Marci Mends of Hamburg, NY and Richard Paulino of Chicago, IL, 2 sisters;
Dian Fiegl & her husband Eugene of Williamsville, NY and Irene Stoller of
Corfu, NY. 18 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews
& cousins also survive her. In addition to her husband she was predeceased
by an infant son; Gary Michael Holbrook, a brother Carl Paulino who was
killed in action in Viet Nam and a grandson Raymond Charles Holbrook.
 
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, February
8, 2013, at 11 AM, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury. The Reverend
Justin Baker, pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church in Rutland will be
the celebrant. A private graveside committal service and burial will take
place, at a later date in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
 
Following the ceremony the family will receive friends at Middlebury
American Legion Post #27, for a time of fellowship & remembrance.
 
Friends may call Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 4-7 PM at the Miller &
Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.
 
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be made, in her memory to: Middlebury
Volunteer Ambulance Association, 19 Elm Street, Middlebury, VT 05753 or to
the American Cancer Society via her Relay for Life teammate and daughter Amy
Holbrook, PO Box 707, East Middlebury, VT 05740 or Relay for Life Vermont
Division, 43 Swift Street, South Burlington, VT 05403.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in
Brandon.


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