Our condolences and deepest sympathies are with these members and their families.
Grayson C. (Tom) Smith of Marathon, NY
Grayson C. (Tom) Smith of Marathon died peacefully at the age of 83 surrounded by his family. He was born April 5, 1927 the only child to Willard B. and Vera
(Gray) Smith who predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife Sandra (Falso) Smith; seven children, Patricia (Dale) Shedden of Grandville Summit, PA, Daniel
(Caroline) Smith of Cummington, MA, Dale (Lynn) Smith of Lisle, Douglas (Carol) Smith of Richford, Penny (Robert) Davis of Lisle, Todd (Charlene) Smith of
Marathon, Tammy Smith of Marathon; three step children, Pam Melfi of Marathon, Frank Fairweather of Killawog, Jeff Fairweather of Greene; several grandchildren,
great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a lifelong farmer and will be remembered for his strong belief in work ethic. He was an avid horseman,
pulled horses for many years, a member and past officer of the NYS H.P.A. and was chairman for the Union Fair horse pulling for many years. The family would like
to extend a special Thank You to the Cortland Memorial ICU and staff of S2 + S3 for their care and compassion.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 3 PM from the A.C. Baker & Son Funeral Home 26 Main St. Marathon with Tom Boice officiating.
The family will receive friends at the A.C. Baker & Son Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 PM until service time at @ 3PM. Donations in his memory can be made to
the American Diabetes Association.
Albert Partridge of Hanover, NH
We are sad to announce the passing of Albert Partridge of Hanover, NH. Further details on arrangements can be found online at the Claremont Eagle or the
Springfield, VT newspapers soon.
Ken B. Buxton
Robert W. "Bob" Fletcher
Ensuring Falls, VT - Robert W. "Bob" Fetcher, age 83, husband of th elate Betty (Cox) Fletcher, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 at the
Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans.
He was born on March 18th, 1926, in Richford, the son of the late Winfred and Lottie (Ladue) Fletcher.
Bob was a lifelong farmer, logger and horseman. He first purchased his grandfathers' (Milo Fletcher) farm in Ensure Center, which he operated from the late 1940's
until 1970, when he and Betty moved to the village. Once in the village, Bob owned and operated the Gulf Station on Main Street for several years. He also was a
partner with Garth Atherton in a welding business. He drove a school bus until the age of 82 and took great joy in driving the kids to their sporting events. First
and foremost, Bob was a horseman , he loved to log with horses and worked his draft horses at many horse pulls around New England and Canada.
Bob was a member of the Enosburg Falls Lions Club, a Melvin Jones Fellowship recipient and had the Enosburg Lions Horse Pulling Arena dedicated to him in June
of 2006. He was also a member of the New England Draft Horse Association.
He is survived my his son and his wife, William Fletcher and Deborah Greenwood Fletcher of Enosburg Falls and Vero Beach, FL; his granddaughter and her
husband, Kelly and John Barnier and their children, Tyler, Nicholas and Audrey of Swanton; his brothers Gordon Fletcher and his wife, Catherine, of West
Enosburg, Wendell Fletcher of Swanton, and Roy Fletcher and his wife Judy, of Auburn Hills, Mich.; his sister and her husband, Ruth and Albert Brouillette of
Honey Brook, PA and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Ann Lavasseur of Fairfield, Conn. Besides his parents, Bob was predeceased by his
wife of 62 years, Betty (Cox) Fletcher. They were married on Aug, 17, 1946. He was also predeceased by two brothers, Winfred Fletcher, Jr. and Tommy
"To those who comfort with a mother's hand, we thank you.
To those who encourage with a mother's praise, we applaud you.
To those who love with a mother's heart, we honor you... Always."
Ronald H. Quimby
Ronald H. Quimby, 66, of Stark, NH, died of cancer at the home of his daughter in Hooksett, NH August 2, 2010. He was born in Brockton, MA May 5, 1944 to
Charles and Wilma (Hall) Quimby. He grew up in Raymond and Nottingham and was a graduate of Raymond High School, class of 1962. He lived most of his life in
the Raymond, Nottingham area and had been a resident of Stark, NH since 2004. Mr. Quimby was a self-employed general contractor. He enjoyed snowmobiling
and especially enjoyed spending time at his camp at Nash Stream. He also loved feeding hummingbirds. He was a member of the Groveton Trail Blazer’s and the
NH Draft Horse Association. Family members include his wife of 26 years, Nancy E. (Severance)(Albin) Quimby of Stark, NH; two sons, Keith R. Quimby of
Northwood, NH and James E. Quimby of Raymond, NH; two step daughters, Tammy Petroski and Brenda Albin, both of Hooksett, NH; 8 grandchildren; Jessica
Petroski, Anthony Petroski, Christopher Quimby, Kasey Quimby, Nicholas Quimby, Zachary Quimby, Kayla Quimby, and Preston Quimby; two sisters, Pamela Andre
of North Carolina and Gail Dye of Raymond, NH; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a grandson, Jonathan Albin. The funeral service was held
Saturday, August 7, 2010 in the funeral home. Burial was at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the V.N.A. Home Care & Hospice, 33 So. Commercial St., Suite 401, Manchester, NH 03101
Albert E. Grass, DVM
WEST BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- Albert Everett Grass, DVM, son of the late Juna (Fields) and William Grass, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010.
''Doc,'' as he was known by many, was a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. While at the university, he served in the Army Air Force for one year prior
to graduation. He then went on to Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine, earning the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Doc then began a
career he loved and practiced for close to 60 years. Besides his veterinary practice, Dr. Grass raised, trained and raced standardbred horses, wintering them in
Pinehurst, N.C., for many years and racing at tracks including Hinsdale, N.H., and Saratoga, N.Y. Dr. Grass was a past president of the New England Veterinary
Medical Association, past president of the New England Sulky Championships, past national vice-president of Harness Horses International, past president of the
Western Northeastern Harness Association, and past president of the Vermont Veterinary Association. Dr. Grass leaves his beloved wife, Deirdre Kelleher; his
children, Linda Poling and her husband Barclay of Raleigh, N.C., William Grass and his wife Elizabeth of Greenfield, Mass., and Dr. Jeffrey Grass and his wife Larrie of
Shaker Heights, Ohio; a sister, Juna Grass Reid of Bow, N.H.; a sister, Bertha Marcotte and her husband Frank of Summit, N.J., and several grandchildren. He was
predeceased by a brother, William Grass; a sister, Jean Grass Carmosino, and grandson, Nicholas Grass. Services will be private. There are no calling hours. In lieu
of flowers, it is requested contributions in memory of Doc be sent to the Nicholas Grass Scholarship Fund, c/o Community Foundation of Western Mass., P.O. Box
15769, Springfield, MA 01115, a charity of one's choice, or simply do something helpful for someone in need.
Too slow for those who wait
Too swift for those who fear
Too long for those who grieve
Too short for those who rejoice
But for those who love, time is Eternity
Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home of Greenfield, Mass., is assisting the family with arrangements.
JEFFERSON – David Allen Foster, 60, died on Friday, February 4, 2011, at his home in Jefferson surrounded by his loving
family and friends.
He was born in Lancaster on January 12, 1951 the son of Maurice and Doris (Hartford) Foster.
David married his high school Sweetheart Jennifer Hicks and together they created a home in Jefferson where they raised
their family. He enjoyed camping and was a regular at all the local fairs, especially fond of the horse pulling events. He
loved farming, woodworking, the outdoors and most of all his family and home.
He leaves his wife of 40 years, Jennifer (Hicks) Foster; a son, Jason Foster and his loving partner Rebekah Dumont of
Jefferson; two daughters, Heather Towle and husband John of Brownfield, ME, Jessica Foster Hebert and husband
Timothy of Jefferson; he was “Bumpa” to Jaymi and Nick Foster, Karter and Lexi Deming, Laci, Lexi and Mandi Towle, and
Emmi and Sophi Hebert. He also leaves his parents Maurice and Doris Foster of Antrim, New Hampshire; a brother, Craig
Foster of Antrim, NH; three sisters, Judy Nortier of Sodus, NY, Diane Hadley of Williamson, NY, Karen Finch of Ontario, NY;
and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, February 8, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning at 11:00 AM at All Saints Church, Lancaster.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Eastern Draft Horse Assn, C/O Kurt Towle President, 1 Pasture Lane,
Sierra Vista, Ariz. - Robert Joseph Collins, 39, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died Feb. 7, 2011.
Born in Westerly, on Nov. 3, 1971, he was the beloved son of the late Ralph W. "Bub" and Shirley R. Collins. Robert was a
1989 graduate of Wheeler High School and a 2002 graduate of Cochise College with a degree in electronics. Robert
retired from the U.S. Army and was a veteran of Desert Storm and the Iraq War. Bob served as an instructor and
supervisor of aircraft electronics and also a consultant after his retirement from the Army.
member of the Pawcatuck VFW. He also enjoyed coaching and refereeing softball while living in Arizona.
Robert will be sadly missed by his children, Christopher Collins of Sierra Vista, Kayla Dickerson of Savannah, Ga., and his
Robert will be sadly missed by his children, Christopher Collins of Sierra Vista, Kayla Dickerson of Savannah, Ga., and his step
daughter, Christina Castro. He was the brother of Jeffrey W. Collins (Beth) of Ashaway, R.I., Ronald G. Collins (Diane) of
North Stonington, Jody Whipple (Robert) of North Stonington, and Peggy Sue Long (David) of Stonington. He also
He was predeceased by his brother, William R. Collins.
Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home, 121 Main St., Westerly.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial with full military honors will be at the First Hopkinton Cemetery, Chase Hill
Road, Ashaway, R.I.
For online condolences www. buckler-johnston.com
Born March 5, 1932, in Northampton the eldest son of Percy Francis and Doris (Glazier) Culver, Sr., died very suddenly Sunday, June 12, 2011, on a visit to his brother
Harry at Norwich Lake in Huntington, MA.
Percy grew up in Conway and lived there with Marilyn near their sawmill many years until they salvaged and made the beautiful Covered Bridge Farm into a showcase
home. In 2001, they removed to their new-built Cabin-in-the-Woods in Williamsburg. A bulldozer operative for a decade during the construction of I-91, Cooley-
Dickinson Hospital and the public swimming pool in Conway, he then became selfemployed as a logger and lumberman, operating Conway Pallet Shop and sawmill with
his family until he retired. He was well known, far and wide, in his business, for his work ethic and integrity. A sorrowing host bear witness to his sterling worth. In his
younger years, he and his wife kept Belgian draft horses and entered their team in drawing contests around the country. He served as president of the Eastern Draft
Horse Association in the 1970s and enthusiastically followed the sport all his life. He was a 50-year-member of the Williamsburg Grange #225. In later years he and his
wife enjoyed touring the country in their motor-home, from coast to coast, visiting their many friends and relatives. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, the former
Marilyn Fay Black; a daughter, Doranda Carriere and her husband Stephen of Williamsburg; a daughter, Janette Culver and her partner Edward Sobieski of Colrain; a son
Douglas and his wife Elaine of Kunming, Yunnan Province, China; seven grandchildren, Rachael, Jordan and Caleb Carriere, Pirrip and Emberly Sobieski, and Clara and
Colman Culver; one great-grandchild, Hayven Dawson. Percy also leaves and will be missed by his brothers and their wives, Kenneth and Ruth of Florence as well as Harry
and Linda of Williamsburg; his sisters- and brothers-in-law, Sondra Thatcher, Ralmon and Gloria Black and Candy and Carl Smith all of Williamsburg and many cousins and
nieces and nephews. A Private family burial services will be held and there will be a celebration of Percy’s Life at some future date, to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Williamsburg Grange #225 c/o Lucy West, Treasurer, 371 Davis St.,Greenfield, MA 01301-1910 or Eastern Draft Horse
Association c/o Amanda Paul, Treas., 1 Lilly Pond Rd., Piermont,NH 03779
|Percy Francis Culver, Jr.
1932 ~ 2011
William T. Wood
TERRYVILLE — William T. Wood, 88, of Terryville, husband of Shirley (Mosieur) Wood, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at the Connecticut
Hospice of Branford.
Bill was born May 15, 1923, in New Britain. He was the son of the late Walter E. and Bernice (Wheeler) Wood and had been a Terryville resident
for the past 62 years. Bill was educated in Bristol schools and, prior to his retirement, worked for Quinoco. He was a WWII veteran and served in
the USMC from 1942 to 1945 with the 4th Marine Division in the Central Pacific, with operations in Roi-Namur in the Marshall Islands, Saipan and
Tinian in the Mariana Islands, and Iwo Jima in the Volcano Islands. He was discharged with the rank of sergeant. He belonged to American Legion-
Plymouth Post No. 20, VFW Post 7330, DAV, and was a charter member of the Iwo Jima Survivors Association. He was a member of the Masons
for over 60 years, a founding member of the Draft Horse Association and was a Shriner.
Besides his wife of almost 62 years, Shirley, he is survived by his four children, Deborah Thompson and her husband, Crandall, of Norwich, Steven
W. Wood of California, Rebecca Laplante and her husband, Gregory, of Terryville and Ted J. Wood of Thomaston; and his sisters, Mary Alice Bird of
Farmington and Edna Cleveland of Bristol. He also leaves seven grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Donna Wood.
A Masonic service will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville. Prior to the Masonic service, relatives and
friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. Burial with military honors will be held at West Cemetery, Bristol, at the convenience of the
Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital or the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford 06405. www.