• Charles J. Deuso
    January 22,2013

    Charles J. Deuso

    Charles J. Deuso

    SOUTH BARRE — Charles James “Sonny” Deuso, 70, of the South Barre Road, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. His family was by his side.

    Born on Nov. 25, 1942, in Barre, he was the son of Charles Lewis and Annabelle (Smith) Deuso. He attended Spaulding High School in Barre.

    On Nov. 26, 1960, Sonny married Yvonne Cecile Poirier in St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Graniteville. They made their home in Holyoke, Mass., and later Graniteville before moving to their Maple Street home in South Barre in 1993. She died on Aug. 2, 2005.

    Sonny was first employed in Barre-area granite sheds for several years before going to work as a machinist at Vermont Castings in Randolph for nearly 15 years. Later, he worked as a long-distance truck driver in Massachusetts and Texas and as a welder for Bombardier in Websterville until his retirement.

    He was a member of St. Sylvester Catholic Church in Graniteville. He enjoyed woodworking and carpentry work for himself or while helping others, hunting and driving a racecar at Thunder Road in Barre Town.

    Survivors include his two daughters, Penny Keifer and her husband Jon of Arcanum, Ohio, and Wendy Farnham and her husband Michael of Barre Town; four grandchildren, Christopher Keifer, James Keifer, Cori Farnham and Craig Farnham; four brothers, Raymond Deuso and his partner Carol Spencer of Arizona, Kenneth Deuso and his wife Delores of Graniteville, Ronald Deuso and his wife Ginny of Florida, and Timothy Deuso and his partner Bert Garcia of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; three sisters, Marylou Florek of Williamstown, Donna Spencer and her husband Theodore of Orange, and Cheryl Comstock and her husband Allen of Williamstown; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Besides his wife, Yvonne Deuso, he was predeceased by a son, Reginald Charles Deuso, and three sisters, Barbara McQueen, Victoria Spencer and Terry Lee Deuso.

    Entombment will take place in the Hooker and Whitcomb Vault in Barre to await his graveside service in the St. Sylvester Cemetery in Websterville in the spring.

    Family and friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Contributions in his memory may be made to the Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641.

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