Obituaries

Jeffrey F. McCanna

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Jeffrey F. McCanna, of West Lebanon, N.H., died Sunday, March 1, 2015, after a bout with chronic illness. He was 65. McCanna was defined by his charm, wry wit, good looks and blistering smarts. His mother called him the Walking Encyclopedia. And she was right. Throughout the Connecticut River Valley, McCanna was well known as a commercial loan officer. …

Jeanne B. Fifield

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Concord, N.H. — Jeanne B. Fifield, 67, of Concord, formerly of Pembroke, Manchester, Enfield and West Canaan, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Epsom HealthCare Center, Epsom, due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Born on Mother’s Day, May 11, 1947, in Hanover, Jeanne was the second daughter of the late LeVern H. and Doris (Leach) Buzzell. Jeanne grew up in West …

Donald C. Berwick

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Brandon, Fla. — Donald C. Berwick, 82, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at the James Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Donald was born July 31, 1932, in Lawrence, Mass. In 1937 along with his family, he moved to Plainfield, N.H., where he attended grammar school. In 1945 Donald enrolled at the Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H.,from which he graduated in …

Carol Ann Best

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Carol Ann Best, 70, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Friday evening, Feb. 20 at her home in Windsor surrounded by her family. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. The complete obituary will be published when arrangements are final. …

Dean Henry Westenfeld

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hartland,Vt. — Dean Henry Westenfeld, 54 died Wednesday February 18, after a logging accident in Hartland. He was born September 19, 1960 in Peekskill N.Y., the son of Fritz and Gerda Westenfeld. Henry grew up in Quechee Vt. and graduated from Hartford high school in 1979. On Aug. …

Franklin Albert Silfies, Sr.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Franklin “Frank” Silfies, Sr., 71, of Ascutney Street in Windsor died on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, following a five-year battle with cancer. He was born June 3, 1943, in Northampton, Pa., the son of Franklin H. and Salome (Keefer) Silfies. Frank graduated from Norwich University …

Pauline “Paula” Kent

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newbury Village, Vt. — Pauline “Paula” Kent, age 78, of Newbury Village departed this world for heaven on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her family, with her faithful dog, Gizmo, lovingly at her side. She was born Aug. 18, 1936, in Birmingham, …

Harold F. Hayward, Jr.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — Harold F. Hayward, Jr., 81, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, Vt. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea, Vt. …

Dorothy L. Irish

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sharon, Vt. — Dorothy L. Irish, 52, of Sharon passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. She leaves behind her loving husband, Timothy Irish; four daughters, Amanda Bowen, Melissa Irish, Crystal Hallsworth, and Tiffany Allen. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, Amber and Alex Bowen, Alura Moran, …

Ruth W. Stokes

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Hanover, N.H. — Ruth W. Stokes died of kidney cancer on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, in Hanover. She was born into a Quaker family in Moylan, Pa., in 1927 and graduated in 1945 from Westtown School, a Quaker boarding school near her family home. She then went to …

Neville E. Menday, Sr.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Springfield, N.H. — Neville E. Menday, Sr., 79, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Family and friends are invited to calling hours Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. A mass …

Elaine C. Herb

Friday, February 20, 2015

Quechee, Vt. — Elaine C. Herb, 80, a resident of Quechee, passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15, 2015, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was born Sept. 30, 1934, in Bridgeport, Conn. the daughter of Michael C. and Adela (Hruby) Allis. She received her …

Roger P. Chalifour

Friday, February 20, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Roger P. Chalifour, 79, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield. He was born in Berlin, N.H. on Nov. 23, 1935, the son of John and Leda (Florida) Chalifour and had lived in Claremont from 1941 until 1993. …