June 30, 2011
Joseph M. Shook
Joseph M. Shook, 20, son of John and Elizabeth Jordan-Shook, died suddenly on Saturday, June 25, 2011. Besides his parents, Joe is survived by his twin, Samuel, and his older brother, Jeremiah; his grandmother, Loretta Jordan of Williston; and numerous loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Joe was a graduate of Williston Central School and Champlain Valley Union High School. Both schools embraced Joe’s spirit and love for learning and life. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Williston Central and CVU staff, Joy Peterson, Carter Smith, Terry Thyng, Karen Halsted, Kate Webb, Linell Vilaseca, Mary Stearns, Rosanne Fredriksen, James Ransavage, Katie and her CVU advisory, Peggy McDonald, Sharon Ogden and friends and students of CVU’s Partners club. Special thanks to Bonnie Benson, Mili McCoy, Inger Dybfest and Karen Shearer. Thanks to the staff of the CVU school store, Passport Video and the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library where he volunteered. Thanks to all his medical care providers through the years. Joe was very active in Partners in Adventure. Partners in Adventure was an important part of his life, and he loved it all: the fitness Fridays, Saturday night outs, the socials, winter camp and summer camp. He made lifelong friends through Partners. Special thanks to Debbie Lamden, Sue Minter and all the Partners in Adventure campers and staff. Calling hours were Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gifford Funeral Home, 22 Depot St., Richmond. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Joe’s name to Partners in Adventure, P.O. Box 867, Shelburne, VT 05482.
Timothy A. LaFountaine
Timothy A. LaFountaine, 49, of Williston, passed away April 4, 2011, after a long illness. Tim had many accomplishments in his short life. He proudly served in the United States Air Force. He painted and held a journeyman’s license in plumbing and natural gas. Tim was also a person that would always help people — a giving soul. Tim is survived by his daughter, Ashley LaFountaine of Vermont; father, Aimes P. LaFountaine of Conway, S.C.; two brothers, Todd M. LaFountaine of Burlington and Randolph S. LaFountaine of South Carolina; three sisters, Theresa I. Aldrich of Tampa, Fla., Tonya L. LaFountaine of Charleston, S.C. and Sandra L. Bain of Conway, S.C.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be held on July 2, 2011, 10 a.m., Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington. All relatives and friends are welcome to attend.