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Saturday, April 08, 2017
And back injuries derailed Matt twice. According to his family, Matt had always said that if things got too complicated in his life, he would move to Vermont. (He had worked at a summer camp in Marlboro and had fond memories of the Green Mountain State. Plus, at the Ocean Club he had met some fun-loving girls from Burlington.)In 1989, Matt arrived in Vermont with an offer to manage a restaurant. Instead, he took a job bartending at another one. Soon, this bachelor would meet the woman who captured his heart, Sheryl Bellman. They soon became inseparable. The year they both turned 50 — in 1998 — they decided to get married. Sheryl suggested that Matt get a job at VocRehab, because he could teach people how to work. A professional degree was unnecessary: As Matt liked to say, nothing trains you better for social work than being a bartender.Then, he moved on to a psychiatric hospital diversion program and excelled at it. He did it the way he did everything: very nicely. He liked to cook for people and become close to them. When the Howard Center received a grant to open a shelter, Matt worked there for several years.In 2000, he was hired to start and lead a Street Outreach Team to deal with myriad problematic behaviors in downtown Burlington. For the next 16 years Matt worked tirelessly, out on Church Street nearly every day regardless of weather. He handled social problems at the most basic street level: He developed trusting relationships, engaged the disenfranchised, helped people in need, and set some standards of behavior on the Marketplace. He did this with patience, grace and style.Matt’s significant career shift to social services changed not just his own life but the lives of many in Burlington. Over his years in the restaurant business, he had learned how to talk to anyone and everyone, and that gift served him well on the street. He navigated the social strata of downtown, from the homeless and mentally ill to merchants and store employees to police and his coworkers. He formed genuine relationships with people from whom others often turned away. They could always count on him to be there. Matt could be tough, but he was also kind, honest, witty, wise and generous — a role model for the others who would join him on the Street Outreach Team.The Street Outreach program became nationally known and was replicated in other cities. Matt earned multiple awards for his services — including a 2009 United Way Community Impact Award. On behalf of his team he accepted the Coveted Badge Award from the Burlington Police Department in 2014 for “significant contributions to the safety and wellbeing of the Burlington community.”Aside from his job, Matt loved good food and wine, and made a wonderful linguine alle vongole, amonSaturday, April 08, 2017
Throughout her life, Coty enjoyed world travel, including cruises and tours in Europe, the Caribbean and the Pacific Northwest, family vacations in Jackson Hole and Vermont, and with Holly and her family at their homes in New York. Coty is survived by her daughter, Holly Wallace, Holly's husband, Ed Baum, their daughter and Coty's granddaughter, Claire, in New York City; and four step children, Lydia Meloy in Tucson, Judy Meloy in Poultney, Vt, John Meloy in Fulshear, Texas, and Beth Meloy in Scottsdale, as well as 10 step grandchildren. Coty was also a great friend of dogs and leaves behind Lacey, a West Highland terrier. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to St. Philip's in the Hills, P.O. Box 65840, Tucson 85728, or The Assistance League, 1307 N Alvernon Tucson, AZ 85712. A memorial service will be held at St. Philip's on April 8th, at 10:00AM, to be followed, at the Tucson Country Club, with a celebration of Coty's life.Monday, March 27, 2017
Loving husband of Mary "Mitzi" J. (Smiddy) McNamara.Devoted father of Joan M. McNamara of Foxboro, Lisa M. Cammarano of Foxboro, and Peggy Beller of California. Brother of Joan Violandi of Vermont. He was a special cousin of Kathy Gee. Cherished grandfather of William Cammarano, Caroline Cammarano and Madeleine Cammarano. Son of the late William E. and Norma E. (Girardi) McNamara. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and his devoted companion "Daisy."William was a retired 32-year Boston Police Officer and a U.S. Army Korean War veteran.Visiting hours will be held on Monday, June 20 from 4-8 p.m. at the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, 1248 Washington St., Norwood, MA 02062. A funeral home service will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Kraw-Kornack Funeral Home, Norwood. Burial will be immediately following the funeral home service at Highland Cemetery in Norwood.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168, or to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, 10 Chandler St., Boston, MA 02116.Karen E. Prevett, 72MARION - Karen E. (Grew) Prevett, 72, of Marion, formerly of Mansfield, passed away, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at Boston Medical Center in Boston. She was the beloved wife of the late John C. Prevett.Born in Norwood on Nov. 18, 1943, she was a loving daughter of the late Joseph and Kay (Horton) Grew.Karen grew up in Norwood and was a graduate of Norwood High School. She had made her home in Marion for the past 10 years and was a former resident of Mansfield.Prior to retiring, she had worked for several years in the admitting department at Falmouth Hospital. She had previously worked at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro for many years, and also as a title examiner in the City of Taunton.Since living in Marion, Karen was a member of the Council on Aging, where she made many friends and enjoyed the council's hospitality of shopping trips.Karen loved spending time with her family and received so much pleasure doing jigsaw puzzles with her adoring grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading and cooking, and when younger, the many summers spent in Popponesset.She is survived by her devoted children: Stephen Prevett of Georgia, Denise Prevett of Everett, Patricia Marraffa and her husband Tony of Mattapoisett, and John Prevett and his wife Karen of Mansfield. She was the dear sister of Kenneth Grew of Grafton, Gail Taddeo of Florida, and Steven Grew of North Carolina. She was the cherished grandmother of Jenna, Samantha, Alec, Jay, Emily, Anthony, Paige, Cole, and Jake, the great-grandmother of Rhys, and is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and her best friends Paul, Annie, Nancy, and Priscilla.Services and burial will be private.Visiting hours have been omitted and those wishing may remember KareMonday, March 13, 2017
Sean Cambell, her son; Lena, her daughter; and Mark Harrington, her grandson; as well as friends Ron and Terry of Ludlow.Doris and her family would like to thank the staff of the University of Vermont Medical Center for all of their support and kindness.It was Doris' wishes that there be no visiting hours or memorial services. Burial will be at a later date at the convenience of the family.Monday, March 13, 2017
Matt Dalicandro, Rebecca, Joey and Freddy Torcasio, Nikolas, Noah, and Johnny Wastcoat, TJ, Olivia, and Emma Dalicandro. Also survived by his loving sister Joannne Gorbey and her husband Jimmy of Vermont, his dear cousin Jean Caloggero of Watertown, his uncle Lou Saia of Florida, and many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. Freddy graduated from Newton High School in 1961 where he was a three-sport varsity athlete. In recognition of his athletic skills and personal character he received the Dickinson Award at graduation, and in 2014 he was inducted into the NHS Hall of Fame. Fred’s commitment to young people and his appreciation for the value of sports were evident in the time he gave to coaching and managing youth sports programs. Through sheer hard work and personal sacrifice, Fred established Newton’s Pop Warner Program more than 50 years ago fulfilling his vision of providing Newton’s youth the opportunity to play football in a Pop Warner Program. Funeral from the Magni Funeral Home, 365 Watertown St, Rt. 16, Newton, Saturday, March 11, at 9:00am. Followed by a Funeral Mass at Saint Bernard’s Church, 1523 Washington Street, West Newton at 10:00am. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham. Visiting hours Friday, 4-8pm. Obituary courtesy of Magni Funeral HomeImage via Shutterstock Get free real-time news alerts from the Newton Patch.
Vermont Funeral News
Monday, May 01, 2017
While working in Ecuador, Megan learned the value of using the law to effect social change. Accordingly, upon completion of her Peace Corps service, Megan attended Vermont Law School, where she obtained both a Masters of Law and Environmental Policy, cum laude and Juris Doctor Degrees in 2011. Megan became a member of the Colorado Bar in 2011. After law school, Megan served as a legal fellow with the Environmental Defense Fund until 2012. Between 2012 and 2013, Megan was a policy analyst for the Environmental Investigation Agency in Washington, D.C Most recently, Megan was a policy and planning Associate for the Wilderness Society in Denver. This was her dream job — working to protect the environment and living in Colorado. In her short 35 years, Megan did more than most people do in a lifetime. She lived every day to the fullest, holding everyone, including herself, to the highest moral and ethical standards. She had incredible and unwavering integrity.Megan could be both silly and serious. She loved salsa dancing and always conveyed a quiet confidence about whatever she was doing. Given her passion for our natural environment, her love of the Colorado mountains and her strong Evanston connections, there will be two memorial celebrations of her life. An Evanston celebration is scheduled for May 6 at the Chicago Botanical Garden from 2 to 4 p.m., and a Colorado celebration in Vail on June 24, with time to be announced at a later date. Additional details regarding both celebrations will be added to the website, http://www.rememberingmegan.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wilderness Society, 1660 Wynkoop, St. Denver, CO 80202 in Megan's name — http://www.wilderness.org/tribute.
Jo Ann Trocchio Of Bayville Dies At 64 - Patch.comTuesday, April 18, 2017
Maresca and her husband John, four nephews, three nieces and too many friends to count. Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Avenue in Lakewood. A funeral service will be held starting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, followed by a service at 10 a.m. at the Harley Davidson of Ocean County in Lakewood. Entombment will take place at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery in Lakewood, NJ. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Jo Ann's memory to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, PA. For further information or to post a tribute please visit www.deliafuneralhome.com. Image: Patch file photo. Get free real-time news alerts from the Berkeley Patch.Saturday, April 08, 2017
Burlington native, died in Florida on March 27, 2017.(Photo: FREE PRESS FILE)Buy PhotoHarry Behney, a key player in attracting and keeping manufacturers like Burton Snowboards and FabTech in Vermont, died Monday at age 86.Behney was born in Burlington and graduated from high school here in 1949. In his later years he made Venice, Florida his second home, where he is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty, according to his obituary.In the mid-1970s Behney became an advocate for establishing industrial parks as a long-term strategy for strengthening Vermont's economy, according to his colleague and protege, Frank Cioffi."I learned the basics from him, when I was in my 20s," said Cioffi, who is president of the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation. "He was quite a guy."LOCAL BIZ SUCCESS STORIES: Behney twice served as the GBIC's president, for a total of 20 years.When Behney retired at the end of 1995, Art Hogan, then the executive director of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, estimated "10,000 Vermonters owe their jobs to Harry Behney."As secretary of the Agency of Development and Community Affairs under Gov. Richard Snelling from 1978 - 1982, Behney advanced discussions of sensible and sensitive land use when siting large businesses, Cioffi said.Buy PhotoThe late Harry Behney, at right in a dSaturday, April 08, 2017
Hitler, nor did he physically "salute" anyone. He later did apologize. Even that, as he mentioned at the time, was on his own terms. Vaillancourt was born and raised in the Champlain Valley of Vermont, graduated from Plymouth State College in 1974, and in 1992-93 studied in Berlin, Germany, according to his legislative biography on the state’s website. As a legislator, he was known to delve into policy discussions, from election law to expanded gambling. His co-sponsored legislation included limited proposed casino locations, repeal of the death penalty and legalization of marijuana. Vaillancourt was first elected to the House as a Democrat. He was later an independent, before changing his affiliation to Republican. He was a rough legislator who was never afraid to speak his mind, said state Rep. Marjorie Smith, a Durham Democrat who was first elected with Vaillancourt in 1996. He could be stubborn, but he was a legislator committed to fairness, she said. "He was Steve — incredibly bright, incredibly hard-working," Smith said. Jasper called Vaillancourt "a strong advocate for the taxpayers of our state." "Today’s news comes as a shock to us all," Jasper said. House Finance Chairman Neal Kurk, R-Weare, directed his committee to observe a moment of silence when lawmakers learned of Vaillancourt’s death. "He was a spicy Representative, whose floor speeches kept us spellbound and amused," Kurk said. Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas said Vaillancourt loved the Queen City. "He will be remembered for his tenacity and his ability to convincingly articulate his position on the issues he was passionate about," Gatsas said. "It was honor to work with Steve Vaillancourt and call him my friend — he will be missed."Monday, March 27, 2017
Ode's Appletree Water Aerobics, she played pickleball, and she biked, hiked, and kayaked regularly. She was a Spirit Sister, and a good friend to many, many people. Her ashes will be scattered in Vermont, the place she loved and called home.