Cyrena W. Persons
Last Updated ( Sunday, 06 May 2012 21:55 )
Cyrena W. Persons, 81, of Asheville, NC and Cabot, VT, died peacefully at her Asheville home on Thursday, April 19, 2012, surrounded by her six children. A native of Vermont, she was born to the late Jacob and Clara (Phelps) Woods on October 22, 1930, in Burlington, Vermont. She attended schools in Montpelier, Calais and Cabot, as well as Hartford, Connecticut.
Cyrena married Mason D. "Pete” Persons on September 30, 1947, who predeceased her in 1993. They lived several years at the Bailey Farm in Middlesex before moving to Cabot in 1950. For 36 years, she and Pete operated a dairy farm in Cabot. As farmers, they belonged to many farm organizations, serving in a number of official capacities. She established The Girls Tax Service in Barre for several years. She was a member of the Vermont Tax Practitioner’s Association and the National Tax Practitioner’s Association for many years, serving on that state’s education board.
In 1980, Cyrena earned a prestigious certification from the American Embroiderer’s Guild. For many years, she taught and judged traditional quilt making. She was the co-founder of the Vermont Green Mountain Quilter’s Guild - the Washington County chapter—and the Calico County Quilters. She was active for many years in the Vermont Quilt Festival.
Cyrena also served as a volunteer on the Vermont Selective Service Board, Washington County Court Diversion Board, AARP Tax Aide, the New Colony House Board of Directors in Florida, and as a dance instructor with the Montpelier Senior Center. She was a member of the Cabot Homemakers and The Cabot United Church, the White Chapel Church of God in Daytona Beach, Florida, and the Acton Methodist Church of Asheville, NC.
A brother, Chester Woods predeceased her in 1989.
Eva B. Colgrove
Eva Beatrice Colgrove, 95, died April 1, 2012, at Greensboro Nursing Home.
She was born July 1, 1916, in Wolcott, the daughter of Glen and Alice (Hoadley) Fisk. She graduated from Craftsbury Academy. On May 1, 1935, she married Frank Nathan Colgrove in East Craftsbury.
She and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Wolcott for 66 years and were known for their maple products. She stayed at home to care for her family, as well.
She was a member of Wolcott United Methodist Church, and she enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Survivors include two daughters, Velma White of Danville, and Donna Phelps of Vero Beach, Florida; three granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; four great-great-gandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two siblings, Myrle Kneeland and Mildred Wanzer, and a nephew.
The funeral service was held April 9 at the Northern Vermont Funeral Home, 60 Elm Street in Hardwick. Burial followed in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Morrisville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Greensboro Nursing Home, 47 Maggies Pond Road, Greensboro, VT 05841.
Hardwick– Solange “Sally” Rolande McAllister, 88, of Hardwick, died Sunday, February 19, 2012, at the Greensboro Nursing Home. She was born June 25, 1923, in Westfield, the daughter of the late Oliver and Olivina (Neunier) Pion.
She attended Westfield public schools. In 1941 she married Stanley William McAllister in Troy. She was employed at Hardwick Knitwear for 12 years, and for more than 26 years she worked as a cook and nanny for Ogden Reid in Purchase, New York. She retired in the late 1990’s. She returned to Hardwick, where she has since made her home.
Solange was a member of St. Norbert’s Catholic Church and Court St. Veronica Catholic Daughters, both in Hardwick. She enjoyed sewing, knitting and cooking.
Survivors include her daughter, Gloria McAllister, and her husband Richard Leidenfrost of Crescent City, FL; her five sons: Leon McAllister and his wife Pat; Raoul McAllister; Wilfred “Willie” McAllister and his wife Claudette; and Russell McAllister and his wife Cheryl, all of Hardwick; and Conrad McAllister and his wife Juanell of Orlando, FL; two brothers: Raymond Pion of Lowell and Roger Pion of Barton, 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by two sisters: Jeanette Benoit and Marie B. Boudreau; and three brothers: Roland, Rene and Sam Pion.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Mary Queen of all Saints Parish, P.O. Box 496, Hardwick, VT 05843. Arrangements are under the direction of Dian R. Holcomb of Northern Vermont Funeral Service, 60 Elm Street, Hardwick.
Bertrand M. Tremblay, Sr.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 01 April 2012 22:11 )
BARRE TOWN -Bertrand M. Tremblay Sr., 61, of Daniels Drive, passed away at his home, with his loving family by his side, on March 1, 2012. Born July 25, 1950, in Verdun, Canada, he was the son of Louis and Lucienne (Arnad) Tremblay. Bert attended Holy Ghost School and Spaulding High School. On March 29, 1969, he married Sandra A. Pecor. He worked for Burrell Roofing for over 40 years, retiring in 2010 due to ill health. Bert was a member of St. Monica Church, The Canadian Club, Mutua and the Moose Club. He was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather and brother-in-law and an avid hunter . He enjoyed being at his hunting camp in Cabot.
He is survived by his loving wife and caregiver, Sandy, of 43 years; two sons, Bert Tremblay Jr. and Joe Tremblay and his wife Gwen; three daughters, Kristine Morande and her fiancé Robert Hepburn, Karyn Tremblay and her companion Corey Touchette, Kathleen Audy and her husband John; his mother, Lucienne Tremblay; several grandchildren; two brothers, Luc Tremblay and Jacques Tremblay, and four sisters, Micheline Audet, Ginette Gosselin, Joanne Roberts, Lisa Duff; and several nieces and nephews.