Joyce Ruth Lewis Carlson, 88, of Williston, died peacefully on Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Starr Farm Nursing Center in Burlington, after an extended illness. She was born in Port Henry, N.Y., July 31, 1923, the daughter of Clyde and Marion (Spaulding) Lewis. She married Charles “Bud” Carlson on June 23, 1945. He predeceased her on Dec. 13, 1970. She leaves her daughter, Mary and husband, Ron Richer, of Colchester; son, Kris and partner, Sandy Marcotte, of Williston; son, Paul and wife, Janet, of Williston; son, Eric and partner, Deb, of St. Albans; and daughter, Lori and fiance, Bill Arango, of South Burlington. She loved and was proud of her five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, Chuck Richer and wife, Charlotte, of Parker, Colo.; Jeffrey Richer and wife, Sadie, and their children, Cecelia and Lucas, of West Berlin; Erica Houghton and husband, Eric, and their children, Ella and Riley, of Milton; Heather Holycross and her children, Kevin, Ava, Isabel and Alexander, of St. Johnsbury; and Eric Marcotte and wife, Sherry of Kentucky. Joyce is also survived by her brother, Charles Lewis and wife, Renee; sister-in-law, Barbara Carlson; brother-in-law, Michael Brennan; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Joyce’s family would like to thank Dr. Menzies and the wonderful staff in the Chittenden and Mansfield Units at Starr Farm Nursing Center for the love and exceptional care they gave her during her stay. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 39 Main Street, Essex Junction, with a reception immediately following the service. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in the care of the Ready Funeral and Cremation Service, Burlington. To send online condolences to the family please visit In lieu of flowers, contributions in Joyce’s name can be made to the Heavenly Food Pantry at the First Congregational Church of Essex Junction, where she spent many hours helping those in need, or to the Noyana Singers, c/o VNA, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.


Dian F. Elliott passed away peacefully July 15, 2012, at the Vermont Respite House, following a yearlong battle with cancer. She was born in New York, N.Y., May 18, 1941, to Elizabeth B. Jaques and Bruce I. Elliott. Dian found the most joy being surrounded by her family, especially spending time with her nieces and nephews, and fishing with her longtime partner, Bill. Dian retired from Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. Dian is survived by her beloved partner of more 28 years, Bill Hodge of Colchester; siblings, Joyce C. Lansdown of Cape Coral, Fla., Janet E. Doyle and husband, James Doyle, of St. George, Bruce R. Elliott of Williston, Ronald P. Elliott and wife, Maureen Elliott, of Hereford, Ariz., Peter B. Elliott and wife, Diana Elliott, of Alpharetta, Ga., Carol R. Montrone and husband, James Montrone, of Rutland, and Terry Farr and husband, Chuck Farr, of Richmond; nieces and nephews, Cathleen Wilson, Elizabeth Battle, James Doyle, Karen Freire, David Elliott, Elliot Montrone, Sara Montrone, Jamie Montrone, Ashley Farr, Todd Farr, and Kelly Farr; great-nieces and nephews, Brandon Wilson, Allyssa Doyle, Chelsea Doyle, Jamie Doyle, Holden Kinsey, Pandora Friere, Grace Elliott, Aislynn Farr, Alexis Farr, Phoebe Farr, and Finnegan Farr. Additionally, Dian is survived by her close childhood friend, Carol Young. The family would like to thank the excellent care Dian received from her partner, Bill Hodge, and the caregivers of the VNA and the Vermont Respite House. At the families request there will be a private family service and no visiting hours. Donations may be made in Dian’s honor to the Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston VT 05495.


Elizabeth B. Carroll, 80, died peacefully, with courage, grace and dignity, at home on July 7, 2012. Born in Burlington, Vt., she earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont in 1952 and was a member of the Mortar Board Society. She attended Columbia University and earned her Master of Arts at McGill University in 1960 and later a Ph.D (ABD) from McGill University. She served with the United States Navy from November of 1952 until May of 1955. She taught Latin at Essex Junction High School; English Literature at Trinity College in Burlington, Vt.; and was an Inspector with the Office of the Inspector General – U.S. Department of Justice, based in Washington, D.C. She had formerly lived in Takoma Park, Md. and Williston, Vt. Her greatest accomplishment, in fact her true legacy, is her book, Imlich’s Tale, A Woeful Buffeting at the Hand of Fate, or Accident, or Error, published in 2011. She was a member of the Friendly Guild and Congregation of the West Dennis Community Church. She is survived by Ian M. Carroll (son) of Hartford, Conn.; Gweneth C. Farrell (daughter) of Uxbridge, Mass.; R. Alexander Farrell (grandson) and Acadia L. Farrell (granddaughter) of Uxbridge, Mass.; Robert J. Farrell (son-in-law) of Uxbridge, Mass. and William S. Burnett (Brother) of Albany, N.Y. She also leaves her beloved Collie, Rollo. Memorial Services to be held Monday, July 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the West Dennis Community Church, 288 Main Street (Rt. 28), West Dennis, Mass. Burial will be in Williston, next to her Mother, Harriet S. Burnett. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: VNA of Cape Cod-Hospice, 434 Route 134, Suite D3, South Dennis, MA 02660.