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Marie A. Champoux

Marie A. Champoux, 97, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Born September 18, 1917, in Coaticook, Quebec, the daughter of the late William and Aimee Laperle, Marie grew up in St. Johnsbury with her nine siblings. She worked at Pratt & Whitney in the Hartford, Conn. area during WWII and married Rino P. Champoux in 1947. They ran the Elms Hotel in Lancaster, for several years, then moved to Berlin, where they managed the Costello Hotel and later owned the Sheraton Restaurant on Main St. After Rino's death in 1995, she returned to live on Mt. Pleasant Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. and was an active communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Marie's greatest joy was being among family and friends. She was outgoing and loved to be out and about, chatting with people and attending Mass. Her faith was an important source of strength to her throughout her life.

Besides her husband, she was predeceased by two sisters, Jeannette Roy and Blanche Barthe, and four brothers, Roland, Leo, Oliver and Silva Laperle.

She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Frank Field, of The Sea Ranch, Calif., a son, Bob, and his partner, Jenny Smith, of Christchurch, New Zealand, as well as her sisters: Lillian Clouatre and her husband, Alex, of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; Lucille Mason, of W. Hartford, Conn.; and Theresa LaRose, of Enfield, Conn. She also leaves her nephew and his wife, Tim and Tausha Clouatre, of W. Danville, various cousins, nieces and nephews.

Marie's family would like to thank her sister, Lillian, who was a constant support and "best friend," as well as her caretakers, Susie Greaves of Lyndonville, Vt. and Marcelle Houde, of St. Johnsbury, Vt. for their excellent and compassionate care during Marie's last years.

A funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, December 1, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 49 Winter St., St. Johnsbury, VT. Contributions in Marie's memory may be made to St. John's Church.

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Service held for Glen R. Eastman II

Funeral Services for Glen R. Eastman II, 64, were held at the Bryant Funeral Home in Gorham on Tuesday, November 25, 2014. Reverend William B. Jones, pastor at the Gorham Congregational Church, UCC, officiated. Interment followed in the Evans Cemetery in Gorham.


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Service held for Lorraine Filbotte

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Lorraine Flibotte, of Berlin, on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at St Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish with Father Andrew Nelson as Celebrant. The Cantor was Madeleine Jeffrey accompanied by Sue Ramsey as organist. The Altar Servers were Cecile Sickler and Paul Brault.
The Pall was placed by her children Raymond, Norman and Carol Flibotte. Her daughter Carol placed the Cross. Serving as reader was Paul Brault. The offertory gifts were presented her daughter Carol and son Norman.
Internment followed the services at St. Kieran Cemetery, Berlin. Serving as Pallbearers was her grandson Arthur Flibotte, her great grandsons Steffen Flibotte and Michael MacAskill, her great granddaughter Virginia Flibotte, her great grandson in-law Jim MacAskill and her nephew Ron Pinard.
The service was well attended by family and friends near and far.
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Arrangements were under the care of Fleury-Patry Funeral Home.

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Theresa M. (Aperawic) Sanschagrin

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT--Theresa M. (Aperawic) Sanschagrin, 52, was received in the arms of her heavenly Father on November 19, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised in New Jersey, Theresa always had a high degree of volunteerism in spite of her illness. She volunteered for many years at the Hope House in Dover, N.J. being a buddy to many AIDs patients. She was a big sister to several teens and most recently helped other cancer patients as part of the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network and Kindred Connections. Her motto from Victor Hugo 'To love another person is to see the face of God'.
Theresa is survived by her husband and soul-mate of 13 years Peter Sanschagrin, her mother Theresa Aperawic, Pulaski, N.Y., sister Veronica Aperawic, Oklahoma City, Okla., sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Drew Wyndner, Pulaski.
She was also loved and will be missed by her in-laws; Robert and Denise Sanschagrin, Berlin; Ken and Lucy Gordon, Littleton; Michael and Carol Roy, Gorham, Daniel and Connie Sanschagrin, Morgantown, W. Va., and by her stepson Paul Sanschagrin and his family Suzanne and grandson Kyle. She leaves many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her father Peter Aperawic, her grandparents and stepson Allan Sanschagrin.
The family wants to extend a special thanks to the Vermont Nursing Association (VNA) and the hospice staff for the excellent care and support over these months.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Road, Williston, VT 05494,
Her funeral mass is being held at Holy Family Church on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Gorham.


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