September Memorials

George Ashline 4/25/925-9/25/1996
Samuel R. Asciotti 9/03/31-9/12/2012
John H. Bartlette, Jr 10/10/1942-9/17/2008
Albert Blow 9/4/1935-9/21/2012
Lillian Gonyo Bosley 12/19/1907-9/11/1997
Irma Carter Bushey 5/17/1924-9/4/1993
Delina Bouchard Chagnon 3/15/1881-9/13/1944
Alexander Chagnon 3/22/1915-9/18/1992
Joan Bushey Chagnon 10/3/1940-9/12/2011
Lynn Taft Chagnon 11/17/1847-9/16/2012
Mary L. Sorrell Despaw 1885-9/8/1957
Sophia Bouchard Dorey 6/2/1889-9/30/1944
Lori Louis Dusharm   1845-9/2/1931
Earl W. Gonyo 7/29/1910-9/9/1987
Richard Gonyo 7/14/1920-9/12/1992
Dorothy Dusharm Lafond 10/10/1924-9/29/1978
Joseph G. Lamarche2/19/1915-9/11/1988
Alfred J. Lamore 10/21/1907-9/6/1951
Orissa Trudeau Langlois 2/9/1905-9/19/1930
Maurice M. Lapierre 1/11/1930-9/19/2008
Irene Gonyo Maskell 7/9/1925-9/27/2012
Joseph Poirier 4/14/1884-9/6/1928
Francis Proulx 5/10/1908-9/30/1992
Marie Barbeau Riley 5/2/1904-9/1/1979
Randall Shelley 2/5/1930-9/17/2009
Emilie Krebser Stapel 7/13/1903-9/1/1974
Frank Thompson, Jr. 2/13/1949-9/30/2013
Carline Valyou 8/30/1936-9/26/1940
Robert Whitehouse 4/11/1930-9/10/2011

March 2021 Memorial

May We Also Remember, Honor and Cherish

David Bushey February 12, 1917 – March 4, 1981
Narcisse (Nelson) Chagnon December 8, 1871 – March 19, 1928
William Chagnon March 2, 1946 – March 16, 2016
Orvis Joseph Driscoll June 24, 1915 – March 12, 2001
Olivina Chagnon Duquette March 4, 1878 – March 15, 1974
Walter Duquette February 22, 1877 – March 29, 1942
Josephine Page Duquette Sept 13, 1839 – March 11, 1905
Arnold Paul Dusablon April 22, 1933 – March 15, 2008
George Gonyo March 5, 1918 – March 31, 1997
Herbert Gonyo December 14, 1901 – March 29, 1976
Emma Seneceal Gordon 1870 – March 22, 1920
Marion Powell Hardy May 6, 1927 – March 12, 2012
Theresa LaCasse September 29, 1928 – March 28, 1992
Arthur Louis (Skip) Lamore March 12, 1927 – March 13, 1996
Grace Lamphron Poppe November 7, 1908 – March 1979
Charol Valyou Marshall July 12, 1935 – March 27, 2006
Mary Ann Chagnon Matott July 25, 1897 – March 15, 1981
Theodore Adkins Mayville 1923 – March 9, 2014
Richard A. McGrath Feb 8, 1921 – March 25, 1991
Geraldine Gordon Mossey August 5, 1911 – March 1985
Marie Jennie Paquette March 22, 1924 – March 23, 1924
Richard A. Shepard January 25, 1915 – March 9, 1978
Barbara J. Shores August 10, 1943 – March 9, 2007
Allen C. Shores December 21, 1938 – March 21, 2009


Twins Twins and more Twins in the News!

Read article here: 

Nazareth Teachers Puzzled

What with nine sets of twins attending the Nazareth school, it’s not easy for the teachers sometimes to tell them apart. Here they are, left to right, back row: Leonore and Lornora Simard, 12, daughter of Mrs. Florida Simard of 165 North Willard street and Henry and Nelson Chagnon, 13, sons of Mrs. Delina Chagnon of 32 Drew street. Third row Ethel and Ethlyne Hoose, 7, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Hoose of 78 North street and Robert and Richard Limoge, 8 sons of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Limoge of 83 Spring street. Second row, Janet and Janice Gelineau, 6, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gelineau of 167 Lakeview terrace and Richard and Robert Dion, 8, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Dion of 32 Ward street. First row, Norman and Rowland Bouffard, 6, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bouffard of 20 Allen street and Charon and Faith Belvieua, 5, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Belvieau of 241Elmwood avenue. Since this photo was taken recently, still another set of twins became enrolled in the school. They are Lawrence and Larry Lablanc, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Adelord Lablanc of 109 Intervale avenue. (article from the Burlington Free Press dated October 19, 1938.)

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Hero in Our family!

Did you know back on June 24 1958 that Chester “Chet”  Chagnon and Herbert “Herbie” Hathaway saved the life of a 11 year old Boy who was drowning in Lake Champlain. (Herbie is on the left and Chet is on the right).
To learn more about Chet

 Read the article:

Two city employees were credited with saving the life of an 11 year old boy yesterday after the lad fell into the chilly waters of Lake Champlain.

The boy, David Streeter of 23 St. Louis St., slipped from a cross brace on the pier behind the Municipal Generating Station.

He was pulled unconscious from the current swept lake bottom by Water Dept employee Herbert Hathaway, 522 St. Paul St.

Hathaway located the boy in 14 feet of water on his second surface dive.

Artificial respiration performed on the scene by Chester Chagnon, 64 Morgan St., was credited with saving the boy’s life.

Chagnon also works for the Water Department.
The boy, who had been fishing off the pier, fell into the water at 12:04pm Worker on the scene said he was taken out at 12:08 and was submerged most of the four minutes he was in the lake.

A doctor at the DeGoesbriand Memorial Hospital said the boy would be detained at the hospital for two days for observation.

Officials explained the mixture of water, oil and sand in his lungs could result in complications.

“Dust Dove In”

Hathaway came on the scene just after the boy was seen falling into the lake.

“I just pulled my shoes and pants off and dove in,” he explained. “It was the only thing to do.”

Hathaway failed to locate the boy on the first dive.

Streeter had been carried from beneath the cross brace, down the discharge canal and under a footbridge by the current.

Resurfacing just long enough to get another breath of air, Hathaway went down again, this time spotting Streeter, unconscious, on the bottom.

Grabbing the boy, he surfaced quickly and handed the boy up to the men waiting on the pier. “I thought he was dead,” Hathaway said.

Chagnon said the lad’s body was blue.

Works Five Minutes

Chagnon applied artificial respiration for five minutes until the police ambulance arrived to take the boy to the hospital.

He was given oxygen at the hospital, but doctors maintained it was the artificial respiration that saved his life.

It wasn’t until later that Hathaway and Chagnon found the boy they had saved was the son of a fellow city employee-Street Department worker Maurice C Streeter.
“We know him very well,” Hathaway said. “We were surprised to find out it was his kid.”

Hathaway was not treated for possible ill affects fowling his dive, but complained of a headache afterwards.
Both he and Chagnon continued on the job after the incident.
A third man, Maurice Normandeau, Montpelier, was also credited with administering artificial respiration to the boy.

December Memorials

Who are those that we remember, honor and Cherish

            Roger Beauregard 1/26/1956 – 12/26/1976
Roger is the son of Marcel and Rachel (Poirier) Beauregard

Michaela Beauregard 11/5/1994 – 12/11/2016
Michaela is the granddaughter of Marcel and Rachel (Poirier) Beauregard

Glenna M Ploof Blow 3/14/1913 – 12/26/2000
Glenna is the daughter of Edward and Minnie (Bessette) Ploof, the wife of Jasper Blow and the mother of Charles, Albert and Richard Blow.

 Mary Agnes Proulx Bourassa 7/4/1892– 12/29/1967
Mary Agnes is the wife of Joseph W. Bourassa and the mother of Margaret (Bourassa) Chagnon.

Lucille Corron Chagnon 9/12/1915 – 12/24/1992
Lucille is the daughter of Jeremiah “Jerry”and Anna (Archambault) Corron, the wife of Alexander Chagnon, Sr. and the mother of William “Bill” Chagnon.

Grover C. Despaw 10/10/1882 – 12/28/1940
Grover is the husband of Mary L. (Sorrell) Despaw and the mother of Frank Despaw.

Connie J. Draper 9/29/1952 – 12/2/1954
Connie is the daughter of “Carl” and Ramona (Perry) Draper and the sister of James Draper.

Laurette (Pageau) Duquette 5/13/1913-12/31/2003
Laurette is the daughter Joseph and Carinda (Rouleau) Pageau and  the wife of Homer Duquette.

Eva Chagnon Dusharm 2/4/1905 – 12/4/1994
Eva is the daughter of “Nelson” and Delina (Bouchard) Chagnon, the wife of Charles Dusharm and the mother of  Dorothy, Leo Dusharm, Theresa(Dusharm) Lacasse and Elizabeth (Dusharm) Shangraw, and Grandmother of Sharron (Dusharm) Ricceliti,  Brenda (Dusharm) Welker, Robert Lacasse, and Carol Lacasse.

Alexander Gordon  11/15/1856 –  12/23/1918
Alexander is the husband of Emma (Senecal) Gordon, the father of William, Estella (Gordon) Pashby, Charles and Walter Gordon.

Edmund E. Hardy 8/35/1924 – 12/9/2012
Edmund is the husband of Marion (Powell) Hardy and the father of Bruce Hardy.

Robert Lacasse 9/28/1954 – 12/28/2004
Robert is the son of Albert and Theresa (Dusharm) Lacasse and brother to Carol Lacasse.

Emma N. Benoit McGrath 12/25/1885 – 12/1/1979
Emma is the husband of James McGrath and father of Richard McGrath.

Julie S. (Weaver)Page 2/10/1923 – 12/05/2003
Julie is the wife of Robert Page.

Mastai Paquette 8/7/1877 -12/29/1952
Mastai is the husband of Marie Angela (Gregoire) Paquette and father of John Paquette.

Matilda Allard Piche 1/11/1846 – 12/06/1913
Matilda is the wife of David Piche and the mother of Mary (Piche) Chagnon, the grandfather Mary Ann (Chagnon) Matott, Mathilda (Chagnon) Flageol, Athella (Chagnon) Ashline, David, Mathilda, Euphemia Chagnon, great grandfather to Alvin Matott, Aimie Flageol, Floyd, Anita, Alexis, George, David Ashline,  Mae (Ashline) Despaw, Beatrice (Ashline) Connell, and Jeanette (Ashline) Gruwell.

Derek R. Ruiter 6/24/1931 – 12/30/1979
Derek is the husband of Marion (Grant) Ruiter and the father in law of Reginald Gonyo.

Clifford Shangraw, Jr. 12/8/1927 – 12/6/2000
Clifford, Jr. is the son of Clifford, Sr. and Beatrice (Wells) Shangraw, the husband of Elizabeth (Dusharm) Shangraw, and grandfather of Sharron (Shangraw) Ricceliti.

Leona M. Gonyo Turner 1/10/1936 – 12/6/2010
Leona is the daughter of Elmer and Isabel (Pecor) Turner, wife of Edward Turner, and mother of Scott Turner.

Miranda J. Yaple 12/19/2007-12/30/2007
Miranda is the great granddaughter of Alexander and Lucille (Corron) Chagnon, Sr.

Give the Gift of Ancestry for Christmas This Year!

This 7 Generation Ancestry Wall Chart will make a cherished gift for yourself or someone you know. This wall chart displays 7 generations of ancestors of parental and maternal sides of the 14 Chagnon siblings of Nelson Chagnon and Delina Bouchard.

This chart is available with all 14 siblings mentioned in the center (first Generation) or you may choose the sibling that is most closely related to you.  

All 14 Siblings include:

  • Irene Chagnon Gordon
  • Edith Chagnon Gonyo
  • Raymond Chagnon
  • Eva Chagnon Dusharm
  • Lillian Chagnon Proulx
  • Clara Chagnon Valyou
  • Chester Chagnon
  • Alexander Chagnon
  • Roy Chagnon
  • Clarence Chagnon
  • Ernest Chagnon
  • Lorraine Chagnon Doughtery Sweeney
  • Henry Chagnon
  • Nelson Chagnon

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This Wall Chart is available in 2 formats:
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Who are We?
Remember, Honor & Cherish

 Caroline M. Doughtery Bergeron 3/6/1944 – 11/14/2009
Caroline Mae is the daughter of Lorraine Chagnon Doughtery Sweeney
and James Doughtery, married, and the mother of 2 children.

Jasper D. Blow 5/14/1909 – 11/7/1973
Jasper Daniel is the son of Daniel Blow and Mary Anne Cootware,
 the husband to Glenna Ploof, and the father of Bertha, Charles,
Albert, Mary Ann, and Richard Blow.

Raymond E. Bosley 10/26/1906 – 11/5/1984
Raymond Earl is son of Albert Bosley and Louise Rayta, the husband to
 Lillian Gonyo, and father of Kenneth and Raymond C. Bosley.

Louise Marie Rayta Bosley 12/14/1881 – 11/17/1967
Louise Marie is the wife of Albert Bosley and the mother of
Raymond E. Bosley.

Michael E. Bushway 3/31/1959 – 11/24/2004
Michael Elwin is the son of Elwin Bushway and Emily Cootware.

Walter E.Centerbar 8/23/1915 – 11/1987
Walter Eugene is the husband of Marjorie Fremeau. 

Elaine J. Chagnon 4/6/1942 – 11/24/1943
Elaine Joyce is the daughter of Alexander Chagnon and Lucille Corron
and the sibling to William “Bill” Chagnon.

Mary Piche Chagnon 4/3/1868-11/08/1930
Mary is the daughter of David Piche and Matilda Allard,
the wife to Alexander Chagnon, and the mother of Mary Ann,
Meandre, Althella, Alexis, David, Matilda, and Euphemia Chagnon.

Peter N. Chagnon 4/2/1946 – 11/24/2015
Peter Nelson is the son of Clarence Chagnon and Lorraine Couture,
 the husband to Marlene Blow, and the father of 3 children.

Tiffany Chagnon 1993- 11/24/2016
Tiffany is the daughter of Kenneth Chagnon and Kristi Jacobs.

Leo Dusablon, Jr.  7/31/1929 – 11/8/2004
Leo is the son of Leo Dusablon and Marion Rose.

Robert E. Genest, Jr. 4/1/1941 – 11/3/2001
“Bob” is the son of Robert Genest Sr. and Lena Shattie, married.

James Gonyo 11/2/1955 – 11/4/1982
James is the son of Herbert Gonyo, Jr. and Gertrude Stapel.

Edith Chagnon Gonyo 5/19/1902 – 11/22/1997
Edith is the daughter of “Nelson” Chagnon and Delina Bouchard,
the wife of “Herbie” Gonyo, Sr., and the father of Irene, Gloria,
 Herbert Jr, Leon, Leona, Bernadette, Reginald, and 3 other children.

Emile B. Hatin 5/14/1914 – 11/7/1973
Emile is the husband to Clara Raymond and the father to Robert Hatin.

Alfred A. Lamotte 2/22/1907 – 11/21/1977
Alfred Arthur is the son of John Lamotte and Margaret Beshaw,
the husband to Eva F.Dumas, the grandfather of Mark Anthony Lamotte.

Robert E. Lynch 1/29/1921 – 11/30/2007
Robert “Caddy” is the son of Clarence Lynch and Mildred Parott
 and the husband to Mary Kelley.

Russell Maskell, Jr. 12/24/1933 – 1/11/1990
Russell Maskell, Sr. and Bertha Martin.

Clara Bouchard Meyer 8/10/1897 – 11/07/1984
Clara is the daughter Louis Bouchard and Louise Morrow.

George McDonald 4/24/1904 – 11/1/1981
George is the husband to Beulah M. Booska and
the father of Stewart Mcdonald.

Lillian Chagnon Proulx 7/11/1908 – 11/25/1957
Lillian is the daughter of “Nelson” Chagnon and Delina Bouchard,
the wife to Francis Proulx, and the mother of David Proulx
and 4 other children.

David H. Proulx 3/20/1937 – 11/6/2007
David is the son of Lillian Chagnon and Francis Proulx,
a husband and father of 4 children.

Norman Senna 8/31/1920 – 11/28/1952 
Norman is the son of Walter Senna and Natalie Russett,
the husband to Jennie Chamberlain, and the father of Barbara and
Beverly Senna, and 1 other child.

Beatrice Wells Shangraw 1/5/1905 – 11/13/1997
Beatrice is the daughter of Albert Wells and Bertha Allen,
the wife to Clifford Shangraw, Sr. and the mother of
Clifford Shangraw, Jr. and
the grandmother of Sharron Shangraw.

Cloyd A. Tennien 2/9/1899 – 11/11/1996
Cloyd is the son of James Tennien and Francoise Jacques,
the husband to Lucille Jimmo, and the
 father of Glenna Tennien, and
 grandfather of Richard Chagnon.