Nov. 23, 2011
LUCIA T. HAYNES
Lucia T. Haynes, 78, passed away Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, in Birchwood Terrace of Burlington where she had made her home for the past 16 months. Lucia was born on Jan. 31, 1933, in Burlington to George and Marjorie (Whitten) Talcott. She grew up and attended schools in Williston and graduated from Burlington High School, class of 1952. On Dec. 31, 1954, she married Barry V. Haynes at the Williston Federated Church. Lucia worked at the law firm of Phillip Kolvoord in Essex Junction and was also employed by the Village of Essex for many years. For 25 years, she managed the restaurant at the Williston Golf Course where she was a member for many years — playing golf with friends in the Ladies League as well as State Days and was a former Women’s Club Champion. Lucia is survived by her two children, Scott and his wife, Tammi, of Tehachapi, Calif. and Linda and her husband, Tim Parent, of Hinesburg. Lucia was the proud “Nana” to five grandchildren, Tiffany and Dave Hendershott and Chris and Marisa Haynes, all of Phoenix, Ariz., Jessica and Matt Mason of Williston, Dan and Emily Parent of South Burlington and Libby Parent of Winston-Salem, N.C.; and seven great- grandchildren, Hannah, David, Ben, Elisa, Sophia and Eva of Phoenix and Moriah of Williston. Lu is also survived by her twin sister and best friend, Lucy Lapan of Milton and Cynthia (Jane) Mongeon of Montpelier; as well as many nieces and nephews. Lucia also leaves her very good friend and golfing partner, Sue Duncan. She was predeceased by her two sisters, Shirley Murray and Peggy Keefe; as well as her two brothers, John Talcott and Stuart Talcott; and her partner of 30 years, Reg Linsenmeir. The family would like to thank the kind and caring staff of Birchwood Terrace for their compassion during Lucia’s residence there. No words can express how truly grateful we are for your presence in her life. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service for the family was held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at the East Cemetery in Williston. Following the service, Tim and Linda invited family to their house for a gathering to remember Lucia. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Lucia’s memory to either the CVAA Meals on Wheels Program (CVAA, 76 Pearl St., Ste 201, Essex Junction, Vt. 05452) or to Birchwood Terrace Healthcare (43 Starr Farm Rd., Burlington, Vt. 05408-1321; reference the Special Care Unit/Attn: Kim).
RICHARD ARTHUR SPEAR
Richard Arthur Spear, 81, of Williston, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 16, 1930, in St. Albans Bay to William Wayne and Irene Eliza (Willett) Spear. A 1949 graduate of Shelburne High School, he worked at Shelburne Farms for Electra Havemeyer Webb until he was drafted into the army. He served in the army from 1951 to 1953 and saw active duty in the Korean War, where he devoted his off duty time working with the orphans of the war. Richard married Barbara Ann Danyew on Feb. 24, 1952, in Hinesburg. A 31-year veteran of the Vermont State Police, he began his career as a trooper in Brattleboro in 1954 and then served for several years as a criminal/homicide investigator in southern Vermont. He retired as the Director of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in 1984. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his children, Donna Spear Madore, Tracey Gillies and her husband, Darin, of Barre, Steven Spear and his wife, Kathy, of Merrick, N.Y., and Michael Spear of Williston; his grandchildren, Benjamin, Nina, and Emily Madore, Abbie and Nicholas Treis, Justin Gillies, Melissa and Rebecca Spear, Matthew and Ryan Spear, and Michael Rizzo; his sisters, Eleanor Cusson, Annette Durgin and husband, Neil, Ethel Brousseau and husband, Phil, and Colleen Lavalette and husband, Steven; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved friends, John and Ruth Whitaker, Milford and Glenda Ramey, Ted and Betty Hislop, and Jeff and Peg Pratt. He was predeceased by his infant daughter, Sharon Lee Spear; his brothers, Winston, William, Robert, James, and Thomas; and his sister, Patricia Beane.
“Read from the treasured volume
The poem of thy choice,
And lend to the rhyme of the poet
The beauty of thy voice.
And the night shall be filled with music,
And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like nomads,
And as silently steal away.”
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, from “The Day Is Done.”
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. A reception followed the service at the Williston Woods Community Center. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send donations to: The Vermont Troopers Association, P.O. Box 1474, Montpelier, Vt. 05601. To send online condolences to the family please visit www.readyfuneral.com.