NEVAEH LYNN POULIN
Nevaeh Lynn Poulin, daughter of Shawn Poulin and Shawna Marsh, passed away Nov. 15, 2012. Nevaeh was born March 2, 2012. Nevaeh touched the hearts of all her family and friends and will live forever in their memories. Nevaeh leaves behind her grandparents, William and Mandi Marsh, and Patrick and Verne Poulin; great-grandparents, Brent and Connie Bushey; uncles, Ethan Poulin and Robert Marsh; aunts, Tianna Marsh and Amanda Marsh; half brother, Brian; cousin, Hayden; and many more family and friends. They will hold Nevaeh’s beautiful smile and love forever in their hearts. Nevaeh is and always will be an angel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Camp-Ta-Kum-Ta, PO Box 459, South Hero, VT 05486.
MARCEL G. PLOUFFE
Marcel G. Plouffe, 82, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in Birchwood Terrace Heath Care in Burlington, with his devoted family by his side. Marcel was born in St. Johnsbury on Oct. 16, 1930, the son of late Adrien and Germaine (Cyrenne) Plouffe. After his graduation from St. Johnsbury Trade School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force for four years. On June 23, 1956, he married Louise Landry. Marcel was employed by the U.S. Government Civil Service as a Quality Control Inspector for the Defense Contract Department. He was an active member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary RCC and Cursillo group. Marcel is survived by his wife, Louise of Williston; son, Marc G. and wife, Robin, of Essex; daughter, Nicole Rivolta and husband, John, of Williston; daughter, Celeste of Burlington; son, Richard of Burlington; grandchildren, Molly Wagoner and husband, Sean, and Emma Plouffe; sister, Georgette Jacobson; sister-in-law, Velma Plouffe; brother-in-law, Frank G. Landry, DDS., and wife, Rosalie Vear; sister-in-law, Frances Gingue; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Louis “George” Plouffe; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law. The family would like to especially thank the staff at Birchwood Nursing Home for the care and kindness they showed Marcel during his time there, and the nursing staff at Fletcher Allen Health Care. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Williston. Interment followed in East End Cemetery in Williston. To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.readyfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Marcel’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association of VT, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495, or to Edmundite Missons Office, 1428 Broad St., Selma, AL 36701.
DAVID LEE CLOUGH
David Lee Clough, 74, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at The Arbors in Shelburne, following a lengthy illness. Born on Oct. 31, 1938, in Northfield, he was the son of the late Lee Smith Clough and Olive Robie Clough. David grew up in Northfield, and graduated from Northfield High School in 1956. He served in the Vermont Army National Guard in both active and reserve status, from January 1958 until September 1960. On Sept. 6, 1959, David married Jean Pratt Kinney, the daughter of Bryce and Eleanor Kinney of Montpelier, and they had two sons; Daniel born in 1960 and Mark in 1963. In 1962, David graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. After briefly working for an engineering firm in upstate New York, serving as a commissioned officer in the public health service, and earning his Professional Engineering license, he began a long and distinguished career with the State of Vermont Department of Environmental Quality. In 1967, he and Jean took up residence in Barre to raise their young family. Jean passed away in 1975, but the union formed between the Kinney and Clough families has remained, and forever will be, strong. Eleven years later, David married Elizabeth (Betty) Arnold of St. Albans. They lived happily in Williston the remainder of their lives, enjoying frequent travel together to numerous historically significant areas throughout the eastern United States, retiring from work in the late 1990s. Although Betty passed away before David, she brought a sense of peace and fulfillment to his life, and along with her wonderful family we shall never forget her grace. As the Director of Water Quality, David’s many years of dedicated and relentless efforts led to significant improvement in the quality of Vermont’s many rivers, streams and lakes. He leaves behind a permanent legacy of environmental awareness, enhancing the lives of all those who share his love for the waters of the state. David was a lifelong sports fan who loved playing golf, as well as snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and perhaps above all, roaming the forests of his beloved Vermont. Those who knew him best will fondly recall that whenever possible David could always be found on the highest available ground, his eyes focused intently on the horizon, and with his nose to the wind. An avid history buff, he found true delight in delving into topics ranging from the Civil War to the early days of westward American exploration. He was a profoundly thoughtful man, with a keen intellect and a wonderful dry sense of humor. David is survived by his sons, Daniel Clough and wife, Cristina, of Cantonment, Fla., and their children, Christiane, Melissa, and Michelle; and Mark Clough and wife, Natalie, of Meridian, Idaho, and his son, Bryce; brother, Mark R. Clough and wife, Phyllis, of Northfield, and their son, Steven; brother, Peter Clough and wife, Marie, of Northfield, and their son, Brian, and daughter, Diane. In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his first wife, Jean in 1975; second wife, Elizabeth in 2010; and sister, Nancy J. Plastridge in 1994. David’s entire family would like to thank the staff of The Arbors in Shelburne for the outstanding care he received there during his stay with them. David’s memorial service and interment will be held in the spring, attended by his family and close friends. Private messages of condolence to David’s family are welcome at www.healdfuneralhome.com.
ELIZABETH (BENNET) BURROUGHS
Elizabeth “Bets,” “Betsy” (Bennet) Burroughs, 86, died peacefully at her home early Sunday morning, Nov. 25, 2012, after a 15-year battle with ovarian cancer. A long-time resident of Essex Junction and later Williston, she was born in San Francisco on Oct. 25, 1926, to the late Helen (Victors) and Richard Wilson Bennet. Growing up, she lived in Short Hills, N.J., and St. Louis, Mo. She enjoyed summers with her grandparents and aunts in Brookhaven, Long Island, N.Y., and later attended Camp Arcadie in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia. Betsy was a 1944 graduate of John Burroughs School in St. Louis and a 1948 graduate of Vassar College, where she majored in mathematics. She married the late Dr. Ralph Burnaby Burroughs in 1951. They lived in Birmingham, Ala., for 12 years, where their five children were born. The family relocated to Dr. Burroughs’ hometown of Swift Current, Saskatchewan in 1964. In 1965, Betsy and her children stayed in Digby, Nova Scotia with devoted friends from Camp Arcadie, the late Mrs. Helen Anthony and the late Miss Marjorie McCormick, before moving to Essex Junction in 1966. While completely engaged as a full time mother to her five children, she worked part-time at the UVM bookstore and then as a substitute teacher. She served as a Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout den mother. From 1974 to 1989, she taught math at the Laraway School in Johnson, a school for children in challenging family or academic circumstances. Her duties included canoeing, winter camping, and backpacking with the students. She was an accomplished knitter, an avid bridge player, and a dedicated rug hooker. She was a long-time member of the First Congregational Church in Essex Junction, serving for years as a deacon. Bets married Thomas D. Sachs, PhD., in 1988. Together, they enjoyed many years of summers in Sandy Cove and winters in Vermont. Dr. Sachs died in 2009. Elizabeth is survived by her five children, Anne Giordani (Bruno) of Ann Arbor, Mich., Susan Burroughs (Thomas Soltis) of Simsbury, Conn., Margaret Burroughs of New York City, Barbara Burroughs (Joel Goldberg) of Shelburne, and Harold Burroughs (Ann) of St. Louis; and eleven grandchildren, Helen and James Giordani, Jennifer and Heather Soltis, Joseph and Benjamin Wlody, Eli and Rubin Goldberg, and Charles, Timothy, and Margaret (“Molly”) Burroughs. She was very proud of them all and her desire to see them grow up helped her through her prolonged illness. Betsy is also survived by her cousins, Gloria Brown (Bob) and Barbara Duryea; and her dear friend, Pat Everett (Al). Her devoted pets, Jodi and Croney, survive her as well. Elizabeth and her family wish to relay special thanks to Dr. Christopher Nunnick, as well as Margaret, Barbara, and rest of the thoughtful staff at the Vermont Center for Cancer Medicine, and Dr. Rose Colletti of the Cancer Patient Support Program of Vermont. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at the First Congregational Church, 39 Main St., Essex Junction. Interment will be in Sandy Cove during the summer of 2013. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Patient Support Program of Vermont, P.O. Box 64700, Burlington, Vt. 05406; or the Church of the Nativity, General Delivery, Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia B0V 1E0. The family invites you to share your memories and online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhomes.com.