May 22, 2013

Edward J. Ricard

PORT HENRY — Edward J. Ricard, 76, died Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Fletcher Allen Health Center in Burlington with his daughters at his side.

He was born in Middletown Springs, Vt. on Aug. 31, 1936, the son of Manuel and Eleanor (McLaughlin) Ricard.

He attended Brandon High School in Brandon, Vt. and married Phyllis Mosher in 1955. Mr. Ricard was a logger and operated heavy equipment.

He was an avid hunter and a passionate fiddler and played all over the state of Vermont and eastern New York with his very close friend, Geraldine Martel. They played at state fairs, nursing homes and other gatherings providing much pleasure to others less fortunate. He was a member of the Champlain Valley Fiddlers, Northeast Fiddlers and the Adirondack Fiddlers. He was a good friend to many and a wonderful brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He is survived by two daughters, Judy (George) Disorda and Sherry (Bernard "Chip") Humiston, all of Brandon; four grandchildren, Jesse (Johanna) Disorda of Leicester, Gary (Lily Bixby) Benoit of Brandon, Thomas (LeAnne) Disorda of Salisbury and Chrysty (Chad) Palmer of Arlington, Wash.; nine great-grandchildren, Bradley, Dylan, Jared, Cole and Riley Disorda, Stephanie and Lauren Palmer and Colby and Reece Benoit; a sister, Lorna Ricard of Hartford, Vt.; and a brother, Byron Ricard of Brandon; aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces.

He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, Donald Ricard and Leslie Ricard; and a special friend, Frances Cowin.

Calling hours are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at the Harland Funeral Home, 4279 S. Main St., Port Henry, N.Y. and on 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, at Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home, 26 Franklin St., Brandon, Vt. The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 24, in the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home. Reverend John McDonald, Pastor of the Forestdale Wesleyan Church in Forestdale will officiate. A graveside burial and committal service will follow in Forestdale Cemetery in Forestdale.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Vermont Heart Association, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT 05495 or the charity of your choice.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • BreyetteCasey.jpg Casey M. Breyette

    PLATTSBURGH — Casey M. Breyette, 38, of Main Mill Street in Plattsburgh, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Glenmont, N.Y.

    July 30, 2014 3 Photos

  • HicksHugh.jpg Hugh "Pete" Hicks Jr.

    July 30, 2014 4 Photos

  • spooner.jpg Shaun Gregory Spooner

    NORTH RICHARDS HILLS, TX — Shaun Gregory Spooner, 59, of North Richland Hills, left this world Sunday, March 30, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • EdDienst1.jpg Edward A. Dienst

    Edward A. Dienst, 97, loving husband, father and proud grandfather, died on July 27, in South Glens Falls, N.Y., surrounded by his family.

    July 29, 2014 6 Photos

  • Hamilton.jpg Fumiko Passino

    Fumiko Passino, 76, of the Highlands Road, Keeseville, Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • carolvassar.jpg Carol M. Vassar

    Keeseville — Carol M. Vassar, 65, of Keeseville passed away at her home, 18 Lamplighter MHP, surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • joycetanton1.jpg Joyce Arlene (Mulbury) Tanton

    PLATTSBURGH — Joyce Arlene (Mulbury) Tanton, 91, of Plattsburgh and formerly of Guilderland, N.Y., died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh following a brief illness, with her loving family by her side.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • RWWalker.jpg Shannon Stansbury

    PLATTSBURGH — Shannon Stansbury, 48, of Route 9, passed away on Friday, July 25, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Davignon.jpg Paul Davignon

    MINEVILLE — On July 25, 2014, Paul entered into Heaven and into the arms of the Lord with his wife and family by his side at Elizabethtown Community Hospital.

    July 29, 2014 3 Photos

  • LabargeRobert1.jpg Robert M. LaBarge Sr.

    MORRISONVILLE — Robert M. LaBarge Sr., 74, of Joyce Avenue, Morrisonville, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the CVPH Medical Center with his loving family by his side.

    July 27, 2014 5 Photos

Death Notices