Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Adam R. Goss Owner / Funeral Director
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Callie Goss Owner
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Thomas Cook Funeral Director
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William Spears Jr. Funeral Director
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Robert Covey Funeral Director
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Thomas Goss Staff
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Phil Robtoy Staff
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Richard Ewins Staff
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Andre Beaulieu Staff
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Robert Gleason Jr. Staff
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Albert "Sam" Severy Staff
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Michael Howrigan II Staff
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Mark Churchill Staff
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Lisa Chaffee Staff
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Ginette Laroche-Young Funeral Associate
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Mary Anne Langlois Funeral Associate
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Gary G. Centabar Funeral Associate
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Ronny Greeno Funeral Associate
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Madeline Young Funeral Associate

Adam R. Goss

Owner / Funeral Director
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Adam joined the Spears Funeral Home in 2009 and purchased the business in 2017. He was born and raised in Enosburg Falls and a 2007 graduate of Enosburg Falls High School. Adam graduated from the New England Institute at Mount Ida College in May of 2011. 

He is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Adam is a member of the Vermont Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association. He serves on the Executive Board of the Vermont Funeral Directors Association as Vice President and he is on the Board of Directors for the Franklin County Home Health Agency. 

Adam lives in East Fairfield, VT with his wife, Callie (Lumbra) Goss and their 2 dogs, Zoe and Leo. Other than spending time with his family, Adam enjoys the outdoors including hunting and various sports. He is the son of Thomas Goss and Kelly (Jackson) Bailey.

Callie Goss

Owner
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Thomas Cook

Funeral Director
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Tom joined the Spears Funeral Home in 1984 and owned the business from 2002-2017. Tom is a 1983 graduate of New England Institute in Boston and is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a member and past president of the Vermont Funeral Directors Association and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. Married to Deborah (Perley) Cook, Tom & Debbie's son Thomas passed away in 2001. Tom enjoys hunting, golf, basketball, hiking and riding his Harley Davidson Street Glide.

William Spears Jr.

Funeral Director
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Bill is a third generation funeral director and former owner of the Spears Funeral Home. He is a graduate of New England Institute in Boston and a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1966. In 1979 Bill purchased the funeral home from his father, William E. Spears Sr. and grandfather, George Spears who were the founders of the Spears Funeral Home. They were the successors to the Gibson Funeral Home which served the community since the turn of the century. Bill transferred ownership of the Spears Funeral Home to Tom Cook in 2002. He remains on staff at the funeral home assisting with funerals and in an advisory capacity. 

Bill is married to Kathleen (Grant) Spears and has four adult children and eight grandchildren. He is a member and past president of the Vermont Funeral Directors Association and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. He enjoys hunting, fishing and golf.

Robert Covey

Funeral Director
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Bob is a second generation funeral director and former funeral home owner, originally from southern Vermont. He is a graduate of the Albany Campus of Russell Sage College and New England Institute in Boston. Bob's funeral homes in southern Vermont had been operated in the family since 1919. He has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1971. He is a member and past president of the Vermont Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He formerly served as a member of the D-MORT Region I Team and the Vermont Army National Guard. Bob and his wife Kathie (Long) Covey have three adult children and 1 Grandson.  Bob enjoys golf, flying, hiking and walking.

Thomas Goss

Staff
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Phil Robtoy

Staff
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Richard Ewins

Staff
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Dick has worked part time at the Spears Funeral Home since 2000 assisting with funerals and calling hours. He is a retired dairy farmer and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Dick is a member of the Missisquoi Lodge F&AM in Richford and also works part time at Dick Wright Ford where he asists with auto deliveries. He is married to Mary "Susie" (Lamoureaux) Ewins, and has two adult children and four grandchildren. Dick enjoys golfing, traveling and tinkering with his antique Ford Truck.

Andre Beaulieu

Staff
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Andy has been employed at the Spears Funeral Home since 2000. He assists at funerals and visiting hours. Andy has served in the United States Marine Corps and the Vermont National Guard. He is an active member and past commander of the American Legion Post #42 in Enosburg Falls and member of the Vermont State Legion.

Andy resides in Enosburg Falls with his wife, Greta (Gleason) Beaulieu and has two adult daughters. In his spare time he enjoys doing handyman projects.

Robert Gleason Jr.

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Robert was formerly a full time employee at the Spears Funeral Home. He serves on the Enosburgh Fire Dept. and is a member of the Franklin County Fire Fighters Association and the Vermont State Fire Fighters Assoc. His duties at the funeral home consist of assisting with funerals and visiting hours. Robert currently lives in Fairfax and enjoys golf, fishing, kyaking & traveling.

Albert "Sam" Severy

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Sam has worked part-time at the Spears Funeral Home since retiring from full time work in 2010; he assists with funerals and visiting hours.  

Sam was born in Rochester, VT and was a graduate of Essex Jct. High School class of 1954. Throughout his working career, Sam has spent time as a Major in the U.S. Army, the VT National Guard, IBM in Essex Jct. and Franklin Foods in Enosburg Falls. Sam sits on the Incorporator's Board for the Nortwestern Medical Center and the Zoning and Historical Society Boards for the town of Sheldon.  He is also a member of the Enosburg Falls Lion's Club, F&AM of Lamoille Lodge #6, York Rite Bodies of Masonry in Burlington and Order of the Eatern Star Swanton Chapter.

Sam currently resides in Sheldon with his wife, Sally (Jones) Severy. His hobbies include traveling, playing cards, going camping and doing crossword puzzles.

 

Michael Howrigan II

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Michael began working part time at Spears Funeral Home in 2012, assisting with funerals and visiting hours. He retired from dairy farming in 2010 and currently runs his own maple sugaring business in Enosburg Falls. Michael is a member of the Enosburg Falls School board and also works part-time for Pete West Construction.

He resides in Enosburg Falls and is married to Tanya (Mahaney) Howrigan, together they have 3 children, Connor, Brayden and Shea. Michael enjoys coaching the many sports activities his children are involved in and hunting, golfing and playing baseball.

Mark Churchill

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Mark began part-time at Spears Funeral Home in 2014, assisting with funerals and visiting hours. He is a graduate of Enosburg Falls High school. Mark retired from the military after serving in the Marine Corps and the Vermont Army National Guard. He is the former owner and operator of North Country Archery which was located in Enosburg.


Mark and his wife Christina (Emch) Churchill currently reside in Sheldon and have three adult children and two grandchildren. They own and operate ChurChillin's Ice Cream in Sheldon and Mark runs a small beef farm and excavating business also in Sheldon. He enjoys golf, hunting and fishing.

Lisa Chaffee

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Lisa began working part time in July 2017 assisting with funerals and visiting hours. Lisa was born and raised in Enosburg, the daughter of Beverly & Reginald Robtoy. She graduated from EFHS in 1976. She works at the Enosburg Elementary School as the administrative assistant where she has been employed since 1997. Her office where she sits today was once her first grade classroom.

 

Lisa lives in Montgomery Center with her husband, Harvey, has two adult children, 3 dogs and a Shetland pony, Fiona.

 

Lisa enjoys spending time with her animals, knitting, crocheting, painting barn quilts and traveling.

Ginette Laroche-Young

Funeral Associate
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Native of Highgate Center Vermont – Longtime resident of West Swanton, Vermont

Daughter of Maurice Laroche

Associated with Kidder Memorial Home as a Funeral Assistant since 1998

Graduate of the former Highgate High School and Fanny Allen Hospital School of Nursing in Colchester,Vermont

Full time Nurse at the Northwestern Medical Center Family Birth Center for thirty-five years.

Former part time nurse and receptionist for Mousetrap Pediatrics.

Member of the Northwestern Medical Center Auxiliary

Member of The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Member of the Nativity Parish Ladies of Saint Anne

Two grown children: Jonathan Young and wife Arleigh of Saint Albans City and Amanda Young.

Two granddaughters: Violet Elizabeth Young of St. Albans and Lily Grace Whitcomb of Swanton.

Mary Anne Langlois

Funeral Associate
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A native of the Franklin County area.  A longtime resident of Swanton.

A 1970 graduate of the former Swanton High School.  Began working at the former St. Albans Hospital in the Medical Records Department immediately following graduation.

Full time homemaker and seamstress 1975 – 1997.

Helped with the clerical duties at CCD and many other school activities.

Worked in the office at Holiday House Nursing Home and with the Franklin Grand-Isle School-to-Work program.

Administrative Assistant at the Northwest Technical Center since October, 1998.

Member of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Member of the Nativity Parish Ladies of Saint Anne.

Member of the Vermont Association of Educational Office Professionals

Daughter of Normand and Martha Tarte

Mother of three children:  Maureen S. Paciello and her husband Anthony, James P. Langlois and his wife Erin (Prim) and Daniel R. Langlois.  Four grandchildren:  Liliana Paciello, Madison, Abigail and Jackson Langlois

Gary G. Centabar

Funeral Associate
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Native of Berkshire, Vermont – Resident of Swanton Village since 1965

Has been associated in various capacities with Kidder Memorial Home since 1975 and is now serving as a Funeral Assistant and is a Licensed Removal Person.

Graduate of Richford High School

Retired from IBM in 1996 as Emergency Services Administrator after thirty years of service.

Since 1982 owns and operates the family formed Centabar’s Lawn and Garden service.

School Bus Driver for Terricel Transit

Co-Chair of the Swanton Cemetery Commission

Active member of several fraternal organizations including the, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1090 Saint Albans, Sons of the American Legion Green Mountain Post 1 Saint Albans, Seventy-Six Lodge #14 F. & A.M. Swanton, Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter #11 Swanton, Mt. Sinai Motor Corps and Mt. Sinai #3 Shriners serving as Potentate (CEO) in 2002.

Member of the Board of Governors at the Shriners Hospital for Burned Children in Boston, Mass.

Married to Judy (Gibney)

Children, Jon Centabar (Milton Police Officer) and wife Amy of Saint Albans Town and Cindy Centabar of Swanton Village.

Ronny Greeno

Funeral Associate
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Ronny Greeno has been a Swanton resident all of his life.

He joined Kidder Memorial Home in October, 2014.

Ronny is now a licensed removal person.

He graduated Missisquoi Valley Union High school in 1973.

He joined the US Army in 1974, and honorably discharged in 1982.

He has worked for Swanton Village for 21 years and retired in 2003.

Ronny currently works full time for Terry Hill as an over the road truck driver.

He has been a member of the Swanton Village Fire Department since 1978.

Since 1984, Ronny has been a certified scuba diver, certified under ice diver, as well as, certified rescue diver and recovery diver. He has also worked as a commercial diver on many construction projects and vehicle recoveries in various bodies of water under the ice.

He is a member of Seventy Six Lodge #14 F & A M in Swanton, Vermont.

Ronny married Vickie Culbertson Greeno of Colonial Heights, Virginia.

He has four children; Travis, Trevor, Casey & Carly.

He has five grandchildren; Madison, Alexis, Sierra, Faith & Hunter.

Ronny’s hobbies are: Antique engines, antique bottles & anything considered collectable,      such as water pumps & walk behind tractors.

 He has also been in the Tropical and salt water fish hobby since 1975.

Madeline Young

Funeral Associate
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A native of Castleton, Vermont and Swanton resident since 1973

Graduate of the former Trinity College of Vermont

Majors in Elementary Education & U.S./Canadian Cultural Studies

Master’s in Education from The University of Vermont

Taught grades 5/6 at Highgate Elementary School from 1989 to 2001

Principal of Highgate Elementary School from 2001 to 2011

Upon retiring in 2011 worked as the Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union

Co-Teaching Coach until 2014

Member of the Executive Council & Past President of the Vermont Principals’ Association

From 2001 to 2014

National Association of Elementary School Principals’ & Federal Relations Coordinator

From 2005-2014

Memberships: VT Principals’ Association & National Association of Elementary School Principals

Parishioner of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Member of the Nativity Parish Ladies of Saint Anne

Married to:  Bruce H. Young

Mother and Grandmother to:

Michael S. Young and his wife Raquel (Dylan, Ronald & Wyatt)

Todd P. Young (Stephanie)