WEST RUPERT, Vt. — Stan Lourie, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at Brookdale at Fillmore Pond in Bennington, Vermont. Born on Aug. 26, 1930 in West Rupert, Vermont, he was the son of the late Willard and Mary (Wilson) Lourie. Stan was educated in West Rupert, Vermont and Salem. On Nov. 3, 1961, he married the love of his life, Norma Billert.
Stan was a lifelong dairy farmer, working with his father, brothers, and nephews at Winoka Farm in West Rupert, Vermont. He took joy in spending days on the farm and until recently, could be found touring the fields, back roads, and hills of West Rupert. For more than 50 years, Stan and his brothers enjoyed raising and training standard-bred horses and watching them race at harness tracks throughout the Northeast. In 2005, Stan proudly witnessed one of his horses, “Song Guy”, be inducted into the Saratoga Harness Hall of Fame.
Stan enjoyed time home with his wife and his family.
In his younger years, he was a devoted multi-sport athlete in school and later spent free time playing baseball with family and friends at the local ball fields. Stan continued to follow local sports and enjoyed watching Salem teams compete in football, baseball, and basketball. He had a lifelong love for the great outdoors and was passionate about hunting and fishing. Stan served for many years as a co-founder and trustee for the Rupert Fish and Game Protective Association with the goal of preserving and fostering recreational outdoor sports in the Rupert community. He was also a member of the Rupert Volunteer Fire Department for more than 50 years.
In addition to his parents, Stan was pre-deceased by his wife of 56 years, Norma, who passed in May of 2019; his siblings, J. Wilson Lourie and William Lourie. Survivors include his brother, Thomas Lourie and sister, Marion (Harold) Sheldon. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as extended family members.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Rupert Congregational Church in Rupert, Vermont. Relatives and friends may call at the church at 10 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Rupert Street Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Brookdale at Fillmore Pond, At Home Senior Care, and VNA Hospice for their care and compassion during recent months.
Memorial gifts in Stan’s name can be made to Rupert Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 68, West Rupert, VT 05776 or VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, VT 05701.
Arrangements are under the care of the McClellan-Gariepy Funeral Home, Inc., in Salem.
MOREAU — Cynthia Gail Amell, 58, a resident of Moreau, New York, passed away at Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019.
Born Oct. 29, 1961 in Bogalusa, Louisiana, Cindy was the daughter of Oscar Joseph Denison and Glenda Hilman Denison.
Cindy was predeceased by her father, Oscar Joseph Denison; beloved grandmothers, Martha Cruthirds and Thelma Denison; and father-in-law, Arnold Amell.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 35 years, Jim Amell; her mother, Glenda Denison; her brother, Nolan Denison; her daughters, Megan (Caleb) Farrell and Molly (Travis) Bush; adored grandchildren, Paivi and Emmett Farrell and Ayven Bush; her mother-in-law, Joan Amell; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Jeffrey Amell and Mary Martin, and Mary Jo and Michael Spath; five nieces and nephews; and numerous friends that she considered family.
In addition to her most important job as mother to two daughters and more recently Grandma Cici, Cindy was a fitness instructor at the Glenville YMCA, then program coordinator for the Town of Glenville Senior Center from 1999 to 2012. Cindy’s infectious enthusiasm endeared her to anyone she encountered. She graduated from Schenectady County Community College in 1998 and attended classes at the University of Albany.
Cindy was a committed Rotarian, joining Scotia Rotary Club in 2000 and quickly became involved in both Club and District activities. Cindy was named Scotia Rotarian of the Year for 2001/02 and was president of Scotia Rotary Club in 2010/2011, transferred to Glens Falls Rotary Club in 2013 after moving to that area with her husband, and recently completed her term as president of Glens Falls Rotary Club for the 2018-19 year. Rotary meetings were never quite the same when Cindy was in charge! Among her fondest memories were attending Rotary International Conventions in Barcelona, Montreal, Chicago, Atlanta and Toronto. Many of Cindy’s dear friends share her connection with Rotary.
Cindy loved animals, nature, arts and crafts, pottery, piano and guitar, and travel. But most of all she was a fun and creative Grandma!
Calling hours will be from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the William J. Burke & Sons Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs.
A service of memorial and celebration will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Burnt Hills United Methodist Church, 816 state Route 50, Burnt Hills.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Salvation Army of Glens Falls, 37 Broad St., Glens Falls, NY 12801, a Rotary Foundation of your choice, or plant a tree in her name.
GREENWICH — Lorraine J. Weatherwax, 69, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and GG was called home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at Albany Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Cambridge, New York, on July 28, 1950 to the late Loris Skellie and Shirley Sibinich. Lorraine was raised by her beloved grandparents, the late Herbert and Alice Skellie.
Lorraine was well-known for her catering in Greenwich and the surrounding communities. She ran the Elks Lodge for many years. She was famous for her beautiful cakes, and loved planning baby showers, weddings and other special occasions. She met the love of her life, Grover “Toby” Weatherwax, 46 years ago, and she loved him like a toothache. Together they had three daughters, who were her world. When asked which decade she enjoyed the most, her reply was, “Any of them that included my beloved girls.” To her girls, Lorraine was, is, and will always be their guiding light, their shining star, and their moral compass, for which they will always be grateful.
Lorraine was an energetic ball of fire, but lived her life in a simple and humble way. She loved to shop. If she saw you on one of her shopping excursions, she could turn any mundane trip to the grocery store into a family reunion as she loved to chat and catch up on all the news. Lorraine loved her community, and could always be found in the front row at any parade, (especially the tractor parade), tree lighting, town square celebrations, and she loved attending Church at Centenary United Methodist. She was a jokester and loved playing practical jokes on people. She and her family enjoyed stock car racing and NASCAR, her favorite driver being Mark Martin. She attended many tracks throughout the years, and even drag raced her GTO. Lorraine loved animals, listening to music, dancing the Jitterbug, and watching her favorite shows, “The Walking Dead”, “Chrisley Knows Best”, “Little People Big World”, and “Alaskan Bush People”.
Just like her children, her grandchildren were her world and she loved them dearly. She would take care of them, always attended their sporting events, and loved attending Greenwich High School football games. Her granddaughter, Harlee was with her every day.
In addition to her grandparents and parents, her granddaughter, Autumn Marie Weatherwax; her grandson, Lee James; and brothers, Paul and Jimmy Skellie, predeceased her.
She is survived by her loving husband Grover “Toby” Weatherwax; her daughters Heidi (Scott) Collins, Melissa Weatherwax, and Marsha (John Jr.) Newton; her grandchildren Lacey, Jacob, Mallory, Chloe, Harlee, Johnny III, Breanna, Marissa and Monique; great-grandchild, Dominik; siblings, Rose (Tom) Curtis, Paula (Ed) Liddell, Carol Sibinich, Michael Sibinich, Joey Sibinich, Jackie Sibinich, and Debbie Lanni; her stepmother, Mary Skellie; her aunt, Sharon (Ron) Bain and her uncles, Michael Kelley and Charlie (Diane) Kelley; also, many loving friends, including Andy Narzynski, Teddy Woodard, and Laurie Galish; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and great nephews, Hudson and Langston who brought ‘Rain great joy and love, also survive her.
Family and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 1 Gray Ave., Greenwich, NY 12834. During this time of reflection, reminiscing, and sharing memories of Lorraine, refreshments will be available. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in the Greenwich Cemetery and will immediately follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorraine’s memory may be made to Steve Caporizzo’s Pet Connection.
NORTH CREEK — Louann M. Beavers, 79, of Maloney Drive, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2019 at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on Sept. 12, 1940 in Indian Lake, she was the daughter of the late Edward C. Mitchell Jr. and Geneva (Beach) Mitchell. She was a graduate of Indian Lake Central School.
On Dec. 28, 1958, she married Edwin Beavers at the First Baptist Church of Indian Lake.
Louann worked for many years as a waitress at various establishments in the area including Minnowbrook Conference Center in Blue Mountain Lake.
She enjoyed knitting, crafting, socializing and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents; three grandchildren, Mark Morehouse, Sara Morehouse and Sabrina Gritzback; three sisters, Rita Turner, Vaneta Hutchins, and Janet Cole.
Survivors include her loving husband of nearly 61 years, Edwin Beavers; their children, Edward Beavers of North Creek, Robin Morehouse of North Creek, Scott (Kevin) Beavers of Sarasota, Florida; grandchildren, Faye Dower, Sondra Gritzback, Taylor Beavers, Bradley (Jennifer) Morehouse, Ashley (Brandon) Beavers, Amber (Antonette) Beavers, Corey Ouellette, Katelyn (Ryan) Ouellette; many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In keeping with Louann’s wishes, there are no calling hours or funeral services scheduled.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Miller Funeral Home, 6357 state Route 30, Indian Lake.
HADLEY — Alice R. Winslow, 79, of Hadley passed away Friday morning, Nov. 29, 2019 at her home with her daughters by her side.
Born on Nov. 9, 1940 in Corinth, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Alma (Williams) Butler. She was a graduate of Hadley Luzerne Central School and attended Albany Business College.
For 32 years, Alice worked at the Pennysaver News in Corinth. She worked her way up to managing editor before retiring in 2006.
She enjoyed flower gardens, traveling, puzzles, reading, going for walks and coffee at Stewart’s with her sister, Donna. In recent years, lunch at the senior center was a highlight of her day.
Alice was a faithful member of Rockwell Falls Presbyterian Church and was a member of the choir and regular volunteer at the Serendipity Thrift Shop. She was always ready to help drive someone in need to a doctor appointment or to do their errands. She was devoted to caring for her parents and her siblings.
She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Clare Hickock and Patricia Straight; and one brother, Lee R. Butler.
Survivors include her two daughters, Elaine Winslow of Lake Luzerne and Cathy (Anthony) Sim of Ballston Lake; two grandchildren, Owen Sim and Chloe Sim; four sisters, Donna Shiel of Lake Luzerne, Norma (Eugene) Montena of Chestertown, Annette Marcotte of Medina, Ohio, Barbara (James) Green of Corinth; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Brewer Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Church St., Lake Luzerne.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Rockwell Falls Presbyterian Church, 7 Bridge St., Lake Luzerne.
Burial will be in Luzerne Cemetery, Lake Luzerne.
Alice’s family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to neighbors, Marc and Collette Whitney, for handyman services and nursing care. They would also like to acknowledge the comfort provided by Nancy Griffis, kindness extended by Donna Keeler, as well as the support of her entire church family.
Contributions in Alice’s memory may be made to Rockwell Falls Presbyterian Church, 7 Bridge St., Lake Luzerne, NY 12846, to the Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 21301 S. Tamiami Trail, Ste. 320, PMB 226, Estero, FL 33928; ipffoundation.org.
Oct. 12, 1949 — Nov. 28, 2019 SHOREHAM, Vt. — Roger John Mason, born Oct. 12, 1949. Died in the early hours of Nov. 28, 2019 at his home in Shoreham, Vermont surrounded by family.
Roger, a native of Pawlet, Vermont and son of William and Betty (Baker) Mason, attended Granville High School, where he was well-known for his athletic prowess. Shortly after graduation, Roger married his high school sweetheart, Kathy (Burch) Mason. The two moved to their farm in Shoreham, where they raised their three children.
After Roger left farming, he went to work at Killington Ski Area where was affectionately known as “Farmer”. Working here along with Rogers larger than life personality, love of people, and gentle soul, led him to make friends from around the world. Later, he owned and operated his own paintball field where his reputation of being a big, kind, funny and funloving person continued.
Roger had a love of adventure and “if it sounds fun, do it” personality. And this meant that he would take his family on many vacations, often at the spur of the moment. No matter if it was a trip across the country “just because”, or a visit to a destination because “doesn’t that look cool”, or going to his two favorite places, Disney World and Las Vegas, to “see what’s changed”. Roger loved to travel and bring friends and family to share in his joy and curiosity of the world before him.
After having explored all 50 states, Roger discovered the world of cruising, where he was able to explore new and exotic places, as well as having a captive audience on the ship to get to know.
Roger’s other accomplishments were being a licensed pilot, a member of the Freemasons, a member of the Moose Lodge, and an avid poker player.
In addition to his wife of 50 years, Roger leaves behind his daughter, Wendy Mason (Jimmy Rivera) of Shoreham, Vermont; his sons, William (Saide) of Fair Haven and Raymond (Sara) of Shoreham, Vermont; his sister, Bambi (John Brown) of Pawlet, Vermont; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Nicholas, Ahleiyah and Zyler.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville, NY, with the Rev. Flossy Bates officiating. Burial will follow in North East Cemetery, Pawlet, Vermont.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3,
The family would like to thank the medical staff and doctors of Porter Hospital and Addison County Home Health & Hospice. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Service.
CAMBRIDGE — Henry B. Peabody, 78 of Cambridge passed away on Monday Nov. 25, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Henry was a lifelong resident of Cambridge, born on Aug. 6, 1941 to the late Belle and George Peabody Sr. He was the youngest of five children. At an early age he took over the family farm and where he worked up until his death. On June 13, 1964, he married the late Harriet Hewitt, his soulmate. Together they grew the farm and raised a family and became a very prominent figure in the farming community. Besides the farm, Henry trucked cattle to all the local fairs and state fair for other farm families. He could always be found the week of the fair in barn No. 6 smiling and talking about how well his grandkids did showing cows and goats. In most recent years, Henry enjoyed going to sporting events cheering on his grandkids. Henry enjoyed traveling to see friends and family in Pennsylvania, California and Hawaii. No matter where he went, he would know someone and if he didn’t, he would just start talking and become friends.
He is survived by his children, Anna (Jim) Schworm, Charles Peabody, John (Ruth) Peabody, and Cindy (Larry) Casavant; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, Charles Peabody; his brother-in-law, David (Sandy); his sister-in-law, Carol Peabody; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families.
A private burial will be held at Meadowlawn Cemetery in Petersburgh. A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Captain Maxson American Legion in Cambridge. For those wishing to remember Henry in a special way, the family suggests memorial donations be made to a charity of your choice.
GLENS FALLS — Friends of Phillip J. “Phil” Brilling Jr. may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 136 Main St., South Glens Falls. A funeral service will be conducted following the calling hours at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. Nancy Goff officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service at Pine View Cemetery, 21 Quaker Road, Queensbury.
WHITEHALL — Albert “Jerry” Arquette, 46, returned to the Lord healed Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, leaving a void in the hearts of many.
Jerry was born on April 6, 1973 to Freda and Albert Arquette as the last of six children. He attended Whitehall Central School, then graduated from Plattsburgh State University with a bachelor’s degree in history. He spent several years working as a program coordinator for the Liberty House Foundation in Glens Falls. Jerry worked at the Whitehall Rec. Center for many years and was currently a member of the Whitehall Youth Board. Jerry was a family man, a faithful friend and a coach to Whitehall’s youth.
Jerry married the love of his life, Carrianne (Ripley) Arquette in 2003. Carrie, his daughter, Julia and son, Seth were his whole world. Excelling in sports themselves, Jerry and Carrie passed down their love of the game to their children. Julia, who describes her daddy as her “hero,” adored having him as her coach. Seth’s favorite thing to do with his father was to curl up on the couch and watch sports, especially the Steelers. As a family, their favorite memories include vacations, trips to the ocean and spending time together in the backyard with their favorite pup, Riley.
Jerry loved taking care of people. He spoiled his family with his cooking, especially on holidays. He doted on his mother, Freda, mother-in-law, Kathi and father-in-law, Dave. Jerry had an unmistakable bond with his brothers and sisters, who were never more than a phone call away.
Jerry had a way with words and loved making his friends and family laugh. His sense of humor was evident in the nicknames he gave to all the important people in his life, including “The Crew’s” children, which he treated like his own, along with the many young athletes he coached. In turn, Jerry was known as “Harold” by the many children in his life. Jerry will continue coaching John Francis in Heaven.
Jerry has made an impact on the lives of so many and memories of him will live on in the stories we tell.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Carrianne Arquette; daughter, Julia Grace; and son, Seth Xavier; as well as his mother, Freda Arquette; mother-in-law, Kathleen Ripley; father-in-law, David Ripley; brother, Alfred Arquette, sister, Cindy (Mike) LaChapelle, brother, Steven (Tracey) Arquette, sister Debra Arquette, Sister Penny (Wayne) Watson; sisters-in-law, Stephanie Ripley, and Amanda (Chris) Fowler; several cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, aunts, uncles and many close friends. He was predeceased by his father, Albert Arquette Sr.
Jerry and his family attended the Grace Baptist Church in Whitehall. Pastor Andy Ickes, along with their dear friend and Minister Scott Rogers, will be officiating the service.
Family and friends may call from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1 at the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Monday Dec. 2, at the Whitehall United Methodist Church, 56 Greenmount Cemetery Lane, Whitehall. A time for fellowship will follow at the church hall. Donations may be made in Jerry’s memory to the Whitehall Youth League P.O. Box 126, Whitehall, NY 12887.