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Joseph J. Basil, 91, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, beloved husband of the late Marie M. Basil died on April 18, 2017.He was born on February 22, 1926, in Island Pond, to Jack and Phoebe Basil.
He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Island Pond in 1944, and from the University of Vermont in 1950.
He was in the Army Air Corps, in Germany during World War II. After the war, Captain Basil served in the National Guard in Vermont, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California.
The Basils were married on July 21, 1951, and were childhood sweet hearts for 65 years. Mrs. Basil died on March 26, 2016. They lived in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, in Illinois, and also for 24 happy years, in Southern California with their beloved daughters: Glorie Ann and Mary Jo Basil, who survive him.
He worked on the space programs from 1962 to 1973 in California. He also had his real estate broker’s license in California, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., working to the end of his life.
He loved doing things with Mrs. Basil as they square danced and just had a great time together. He was a dad plus “Mr. Mom” to his daughters and was always there for them.
He raised money for hearing impaired and deaf children, and also raised money for the building of Children’s Hospital next to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, California.
He always remembered and talked about the great town of Island Pond. He and Mrs. Basil went back over the years.
He liked to hike, fish, and his favorite thing was to go and see Rose Steady as a kid. She would give him cookies and milk and also he would go to camp 21 with the Stafford brothers.
He gave his time to people and he was proud of his home in Orange.
He loved to play golf when he had the time, and loved watching and attending baseball games with his daughters.
He had two brothers who have predeceased him: Ben and Jack Jr., in 2015.
He is survived by his brother Bob; several nieces and nephews; also great-nieces and great-nephews; by his brother-in-law John Steady, of Glens Falls, New York; and by very special friends and family Joy and Don Viken of Orange.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, May 6, at St. James Catholic Cemetery in Island Pond, with military honors. Online condolences may be shared at www.curtis-britch.com
Michael Rawlings Bone, 63, of Fort Myers, Florida, died unexpectedly on April 22, 2017.
Mr. Bone was born June 12, 1953, in Granite City, Illinois, the eldest child of Shirley (Kocis) and Malcolm Bone.
He spent a good part of his childhood in the Northeast Kingdom, living in Island Pond, Derby, and Newport Center. He graduated from North Country Union High School in 1971.
He was a devoted husband and father, and is survived by his wife, Michele (Bisogno) Bone; and their three children: Tara Randles, Jennifer Bone, and Justin Bone. Mr.
Bone also leaves behind a daughter in-law, Heather Bone; and his three grandchildren, whom he deeply loved: Michael, Landon, and Ella.
He is also survived by his four brothers and three sisters: James Bone and his wife, Linda, Stephen Bone and his wife, Cynthia, Charles Bone and his wife, Suzanne, Linda (Kocis) Delabruere and her husband, Leonard, Jacob Kocis III and his wife, Sherry, Jody (Kocis) Smith and her partner, Jeff Peterson, and Janice Kocis and her husband, Julio Perez Martin; along with all of his and Ms. Bone’s nephews and nieces — including Stephen, Joshua and Aaron, who were as close to him as his three children.
Mr. Bone will be remembered for his hard work and dedication to the water and wastewater industries, as he worked alongside the Bone, Bisogno, and D’Alessandro families for over 40 years as a certified general contractor. He was a great leader, teacher, and mentor to the many coworkers who had the pleasure of working with him.
In 1995, his love for basketball inspired one of his most rewarding achievements, founding the nonprofit organization High Hoops, which continues to develop future leaders on and off the court, one basket at a time. His vision was to provide his son Justin, and many other players he had coached, with a more competitive basketball experience.
He was not only a coach, but also a friend and father figure to numerous basketball players throughout southwest Florida.
He was loved and will forever be remembered for his sense of humor, generosity, and devotion to his family and friends. He will continue to live through each of them and will remain in the hearts of his loved ones forever.
A memorial service will be held at Fred Hunter’s Funeral Home located at 6301 Taft Street, Hollywood, Florida, on Saturday, May 6, at 4 p.m. The family invites family and friends to visit from 3 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to one of the following organizations:
High Hoops, Inc. (www.paypal.me/highhoops), Hoops on Mission (www.hoopsonmission.org), Mended Little Hearts (www.mendedlittlehearts.org), or St. Jude Children’sResearch Hospital
PRISCILLA ANNE ROY
NORTON–Priscilla Anne Roy, 70, long-time owner of the Lake View (“Averill”) Store in Norton, Vt., passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 19, 2017, after a brief illness. Her dear friend Margaret and niece Kristine were by her side.
Priscilla was predeceased by her father and mother, Victor and Jeannette (Plourde) Roy. She is survived by her brother and wife Ronald and Anne Roy of Massena, N.Y.; her brother
Robert Roy and wife Connie Jackson of Colebrook; her sister and husband Collette (Roy) and Fulton Cook of Elizabethton, Tenn.; two nieces, Kristine and Gabrielle Roy, a nephew Daniel Roy and countless friends.
Priscilla was the heart of the Averill Lakes community, and she will be sorely missed by the many who got coffee, cookies, candy and information at her welcoming store. The store was her life, and her kindness, honesty and generosity touched so many other lives.
Priscilla was active in the square dance community, and was an accomplished dancer. She spun her own wool (and won many blue ribbons), and helped others learn the art. She was
talented at quilting and crocheting. Priscilla loved horses, especially her pet Sham, who has been gone many years. She taught riding and worked with horses at Quimby’s for a time.
She enjoyed snowshoeing and kayaking in earlier days, and even kayaked on Big Averill Lake on Christmas day a few years ago.
There will be no services, at Priscilla’s specific request. A square dance in her honor is planned by her brother Ronald, to take place at Jackson’s Lodge
Donations in Priscilla’s name should be made to a charity of each person’s choice. The family adds, “More than anything, Priscilla would have loved for each of us to do a favor for a friend, neighbor or family member in her memory, as she had done countless times.”
Drift Dusters Snowmobile Club Trail Report 03/03/2017
No trail report needed because there are no trails - at the moment. Winter isn't over and we can assure you, we will be ready when it comes back. ❄️
Caledonia County Snowmobile Trail Club Trail Report 03/01/2017
Due to the recent warmup and lack of fresh snow we request you respect the land owners and not ride at this time. Work on your snow dance, and pray for colder temps. Remain positive winter isn't over yet