Milestones

Births

Catherine (Wareham) and William “Bill” Moller of Hinesburg had a baby girl, Danica Josephine, on Aug. 20, 2014 at Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Deaths

Albert Lloyd Williams
– Burlington
Albert Lloyd Williams, of Burlington, died Sept. 5, 2014. Known to many as “Bub,” Albert was born and grew up in Charlotte, the middle child of Murchison L. Williams and Flora M. Chaffee Williams. He and June D. Merrihew married in 1949 and moved to Burlington, where they lived until June’s death in 1992. His early years on the family farm gave him a love of animals, the ability to fix anything mechanical, and a talent for gardening, but did not leave him with a desire to carry on the farming tradition. His father sold the farm upon deciding that, in Al’s words, he “liked girls better than cows.” Al served in the US Army in World War II and earned a Purple Heart near the end of the war in Europe, spending some reportedly enjoyable time in Paris, an experience that likely did not begin to compensate for, as he described it, “seeing things no one should ever have to see.” He rarely traveled, preferring to undertake building or remodeling projects at his home and his camp, or boating on Lake Champlain, although he did enjoy family weekends at Vermont state parks and a handful of trips to Maine. Al occasionally treated his family to apple pie, pancakes for breakfast or dinner, or oyster stew. While his family, and not his work life, was his focus, he was a longtime employee at the Brewer Brothers car dealership and at IBM. He may still be accruing pay from an earlier job, having punched in on his first day but disliking it so much he never punched out. Throughout his life, he certainly knew what he liked and what he didn’t. Survivors include his sister, Ruth Garen of Charlotte. Al’s family is especially appreciative of the care given by the thoughtful, respectful, compassionate people of The Converse Home, the Visiting Nurse Association, Home Instead, and the Williston Given Health Care Center, along with the love and support given during Al’s final weeks by family and friends. Lake Champlain and his hometown of Charlotte were two of Al’s lifelong loves, and Al’s family requests that any charitable donations in his memory be made to the Lake Champlain Committee, www.lakechamplaincommittee.org, 208 Flynn Avenue, Building 3, Studio 3F, Burlington, VT 05401; to the Friends of the Charlotte Library, www.charlottepubliclibrary.org, 115 Ferry Road, Charlotte, VT 05445; or to the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties, www.vnacares.org, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.