Emile J. Limoge, Jr
Emile J. Limoge, Jr., 87, known as Junior to his family, peacefully passed away at Birchwood Terrace in Burlington, Thursday, September 27, 2018 with his wife of 67 years by his side. He formerly lived in Winooski, Hinesburg and St. Albans, VT.
Emile was born at home in Winooski on January 1, 1931. The first baby of the New Year in Vermont. Emile left school after 8th grade to work to help support his family. He had several jobs but one he spoke often of was being a bellhop at the Hotel Vermont. He would work between the Hotel Vermont and the Van Ness Hotel when the Van Ness were short staffed. At the Hotel Vermont, Emile met the love of his life, Muriel J. Rouille. They were both employed by the hotel and were married January 20, 1951.
Emile honorable served his country in the US Air Force and was part of the 74th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. Emile spent a year stationed overseas in Thule, Greenland as an aircraft mechanic on the P51 Mustang during the Korean War Era. Through his year in Greenland, he gained status through the US Air Force as a ”Brother Blue Nose” by the Order of the Knights of The Blue Nose for his tenure residing above the Arctic Circle. After the military, Emile was employed by Vermont Transit Bus Company as a diesel mechanic where he worked for 36 years prior to retiring to enjoy life with his wife.
Emile loved to spend time with his family and friends. He enjoyed seeing new places, boating, hunting, camping and always was one for a joke or a silly antic to make you laugh. He loved to meet and talk with people. He was a social butterfly!
He is survived by his wife, Muriel J Limoge and his 3 children, June M Potvin, of Monkton, VT, Emile (Buster) W Limoge (and his wife Brenda) of Tellico Plains, TN and Brenda C Kelley ( and her husband Ricky) of Fletcher, VT. Emile has 8 grandchildren who love him dearly: Stephanie, Melissa, Brandi Lindsay, Adam, Necole, Heather and Crystal as well as 15 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Emile is also survived by his oldest sister, Dorothy Hudson, of Methuen, MA and youngest sister, Claire Macey, of Morrisonville, NY. He was predeceased by his parents Emile, Sr and Yvonne Limoges, a younger brother and sister, Raymond Limoges and Lorraine Blow.
The family would like to thank Dr. Zail Berry and Dr. Lynn Wilkinson as well as the entire staff of Birchwood Terrace for the care, support and comfort they provided to our father while he resided with them for the last 14 months.
A burial service will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018, 11am, at St. Albans Bay Cemetery located on lower Lake Street, St. Albans Bay, Vermont. Following the burial there will be a celebration of Emile’s life at the American Legion Post 1 where he was a member, 100 Parah Dr., St. Albans City, VT. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Emile’s memory to the Alzheimer Association (www.alz.org).
Pamela J. Thurber
Pamela J. Thurber, 58 of Milton VT; lost her battle with Cancer on June 26, 2018 at UVM Medical Center surrounded by her loved ones. Pamela was a loving Life Partner, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Friend. She will be missed Dearly by all who knew her!
We will be having a “Celebration of Life” for Pamela on July 14, 2018 from 2pm - 4pm at 13195 Route 116, Hinesburg, VT 05461. All are welcome to come Celebrate!
Tina Marie (Murray) Doyle
Tina Marie (Murray) Doyle, 52, of Burlington, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2018 after a long battle with leukemia. Born on March 18, 1966, she was the daughter of Perley Murray Jr and Rena Jones. Tina's greatest joy was her relationship with her grandson Julian and daughter Alyssa. Tina is survived by her grandson Julian, Alyssa Doyle and Benjamin Conroy, sisters Mary and husband John Rouille, Penny and husband William Lebeau, two brothers Perley Murray, III, and Leslie Shaw, Rene and wife Joan Murray and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Grandma and Grandpa and one sister, Mary Ann Gadue. There will be a gathering of family and friends at the Essex Alliance Church, 37 Old Stage Rd, Essex to celebrate Tina's life, from 3:00 to 7:00 on Friday, April 27th. Arrangements are in the care of Champlain Cremation Service, www.champlaincremation.com.
Donald J. “Donnie” Gordon passed away on March 14, 2018. He worked for many years as a painter and carpenter.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter Taylor Lin Crowl, sisters Brenda Wells and Michelle Lamphere, brothers Micheal Gordon and David Richard, and extended family. He was predeceased by his mother Mary Gordon, and two brothers Jay and Ronnie Gordon.
A burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Champlain Cremation, www.champlaincremation.com.
Diane M. Gallup, 61, passed away peacefully with loving family at her side on December 30, 2017 at the Respite House in Colchester.
She was born in St. Albans, VT on November 9, 1956 to the late Ross & Martha (Campeau) Gallup. She graduated from Burlington High School and lived for many years in Winooski, VT.
Diane loved spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. Some of her many hobbies include crocheting, playing cards and spending endless hours on jigsaw puzzles. She thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her cat, Chill, who was at her side to the end.
She is survived by her daughter, Melissa and her children, and her son, Ricky and his children. Along with her stepmom, Janet Gallup, she is also survived by her siblings, Ann (Bob) Thomas, Nancy Gallup, Lisa (Steve) Peck, Mary (Al) Krebser, Susan (John) Mailhotte, Linda Baillargeon, Michael Milo and Laurie (Bob) L’Ecuyer. She leaves behind several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, all of whom will miss her smile, especially her cousin, Linda DelPrete and her special friend, Richard.
Aside from her parents, she was predeceased by her longtime partner, Rick Shuler. Her heart was broken when her son, Shane Shuler, predeceased her in May, 2007.
A Celebration of Diane’s life will be held on Saturday, January 27th from 11 – 2 at the VFW, 6 Maple Street, Winooski, VT, where all are welcome to share memories of Diane. A private burial will be held later in the spring.