April 21, 2014

Obituaries

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Dr. Cliffe D. Joel

Aug. 10, 1932 -Jan. 9, 2014

Dr. Cliffe D. Joel was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, where his father was a soil conservation professor and his mother an artist before beginning a family avocado farm in sunny Vista, Calif. Cliffe graduated from Pomona College and went on to earn a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from Harvard University. While subsequently working at Harvard Medical School, his research on the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the brain was related to the current omega-3 fatty acid trend. Cliffe then moved to Appleton, Wis., with then-wife, Peteranne, to establish 30-year careers together as professors of chemistry at Lawrence University and to raise their three children.

Most important to Cliffe was family. He was a loving, patient and involved son, dad, grandpa and husband. He also thoroughly enjoyed teaching and took special interest in his students, especially those who were struggling. Classical music and singing were among Cliffe’s passions. He demonstrated his love for nature through camping, hiking, traveling and gardening. He ran marathons, and in later years he became famous for his long walks with his walker that he fashioned with two vases to fill with flowers picked along the way. He was a gentle and caring man, known to sneak bells on the collars of neighborhood cats to protect his beloved birds. Cliffe was ever a bit rebellious, but never without a noble cause.

In 1999, Cliffe and his second wife, Emma, moved to Oceanside, Calif., close to where he’d grown up. They enjoyed traveling, the ocean, gardening and spending time with Emma’s children and grandchildren. Cliffe volunteered in the Stephen Ministry Program and taught NAMI classes. In 2010, due to progressing health problems, Cliffe moved to Vermont to be closer to his children. He became an avid fan of his grandchildren’s music and sporting events.

Cliffe was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Joel; mother, Nila May Joel; and brother, Ronald Joel. He is survived by a loving family including his daughter, Dr. Lisa Angstman and husband, Paul Angstman, and grandchildren, Nicholas, Samantha, Isabelle and Baker; son, Eric Joel, and grandchildren, Conifer, Jack, Lucy and Molly; daughter, Sara Joel and husband, Dr. Ashesh Mehta, and grandchildren, Desmond, Jasmine and Sabrina; his wife, Emma and her son, Daniel Cullinan, and granddaughter, Aiyana, daughter, Deborah Cullinan and husband, Kevin Cunz, and grandson, Hayden, and daughter, Lisa Cullinan; and his former wife and friend, Dr. Peteranne Joel and her partner, Don Manley.

Cliffe’s family wishes to thank the many kind people who enhanced his quality of life during his years in Vermont: Dr. Marvin Klikunas, Dr. Karen Cleary, Dr. Heather Finley, Dr. James Boyd, Dr. Marc Tischler, Dr. Paul Penar, Dr. Susan Dunning, Dr. Mark Whitaker, Margaret Sicotte, Au.D., the Luse Center, the caregivers and kindhearted neighbors of Pillsbury Manor South, LongTermCare Ombudswoman, Susan Alexander, Esq., and Chief Trevor Whipple and the South Burlington Police Dept.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Me2/Music for Mental Health, which is a beautiful local organization that combines Cliffe’s passions for classical music and positive mental health. Donations can be made online at www.Me2/orchestra.org, or mailed c/o Lisa Angstman, 127 Brookside Dr., Williston, VT 05495.
Online condolences may be left at www.gregorycremation.com

 

JULIE CARPENTER GRUNVALD

Julie Carpenter Grunvald, 54, passed away peacefully at her home on Jan. 18, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. Her kindness and engaging ways always endeared her to everyone she met. Her strength and determination allowed her to live a full and inspirational life with cancer until the end.

Julie was born July 24, 1959, to the late William and Daisy Riddel Carpenter of Montpelier. She graduated from Montpelier High School in 1977, and the University of Vermont in 1981 with a degree in Physical Therapy. Julie was an active and caring person who loved the outdoors. Her interests included walking, bird watching, snowshoeing, skiing and spending time at her camp on Lake Champlain. She enjoyed working with young children at the Williston Ski Program at Cochran’s Ski Area. She enjoyed many years and friendships as a physical therapist. Her best times were those spent with her family. Julie truly knew what it meant to care for and accept others. Her kindness and empathy will be missed by all her family, friends and colleagues. Her hobbies included gardening, rug hooking and felting, Mahjong, reading and traveling with family and friends. She was an avid fan of her children’s sports, never missing an event. Julie married Lloyd Grunvald on July 29, 1990. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd, and their three children, Miles (22), Hannah (20) and Warren (18), all of Williston. Julie also leaves behind her four siblings and their spouses, USAF Col. (Ret.) William Carpenter and wife, Iris, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mary Phalen and husband, Kim, of Montpelier, Sara Gage and husband, Tom, of North Clarendon, and Brian Carpenter and wife, Kate, of Stowe; mother- and father-in-law, Harriet and Marcel Grunvald of Burlington; brother- and sister-in-law, Jeff and Mary Grunvald of Colchester; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St., South Burlington, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, with interment following in Ahavath Gerim Cemetery Temple Sinai Section, 204 Patchen Road, South Burlington. Shiva will be held at the Grunvald home in Williston on Thursday from 2 until 6 p.m. and Friday from 1 until 5 p.m. Arrangements are by Boucher and Pritchard Funeral Directors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Julie’s name to the Cochran’s Ski Area, c/o the Williston After-School Ski Program, 910 Cochran Rd., Richmond, VT 05477.

 

Irene E. (Bonnette) Mount

March 12, 1926 – Jan. 6, 2014

 

Bon Jour! I am happy and excited—I have gone home to be with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I thought I’d never get here!

At the time of writing my obituary (Sept. 20, 1995) I’m in pretty good shape physically and feel fine—the best time to do this task and have it the way I want it. This morning I met with my dear Pastor Larry Rabon to arrange my funeral service. I also met with our organist, dear Yvonne Grover. Yvonne and I picked out the beautiful music that I have loved over the years. It was very exhilarating to choose my hymns and music that have touched my heart and fit them into their place in my service.

I was a first generation American, the third child and second daughter of German immigrants. My brother and sister were also German immigrants. I was born in Yonkers, N.Y. I grew up in Yonkers and went through all the appropriate schools.

My son Kenneth Waterson Resi, parents Ludwig and Amelia Rogers, brother Herbert Rogers, sister Charlotte “Lottie” Aluisio, daughter-in-law David’s wife Millicent Carr Resi and step-daughter Joann Bonnette Desmond have already gone ahead of me to Paradise—but I have left behind my dearest niece, Carol R. Moore and husband John, and nephews, grand nieces and nephews and also great grand nieces and nephews. I also leave my step-children, David Bonnette, Jim Bonnette and their spouses, children and grandchildren. I will also miss my very close, loving and true friend Dennis Thibeault. I married Louis A. Resi in 1947. We had three children, Kenny, Nancy and David. Our marriage terminated in divorce. Later on I met and married a wonderful man—Leo A. Bonnette. Our happiness here on earth ended when Leo went ahead to Paradise in 1983. Years down the road I met and married Armas “Army” Mount—again the happiness suddenly ended with dear Arm’s demise in 1992.

I’ve worked over the years and enjoyed that—some places more than others. In recent years I’ve especially enjoyed working at Aesculapius Medical Center.

My great joy is my beloved Community Lutheran Church in South Burlington. If you’d like, memorial remembrances may be sent to my church at 1560 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403.

Services were held at Community Lutheran Church on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 with the heart of why I was on this planet. They are my life’s greatest accomplishment—my children—my son Kenneth Waterson Resi whom I am now in Paradise with, Nancy Irene Resi, David Carl Resi, and my dear granddaughter Elizabeth Irene Resi. I am also survived by Ken’s wife Dorothy Wilson and Nancy’s husband James S. Kelley “Jimmy-Steve.”

When you talk with them, please smile and share a moment that was fun that you and I had together. If you were unable to attend please visit www.awrfh.com and share your stories of fun moments we had together.

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