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DEUSO, CHARLES JAMES "SONNY," 70
DEUSO, CHARLES JAMES "SONNY," 70, of South Barre, died January 19 at Central Vermont Medical Center. 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 husband Jon of Arcanum, Ohio, and Wendy Farnham and husband Michael of Barre Town; four grandchildren; four brothers, Raymond Deuso and partner Carol Spencer of Arizona, Kenneth Deuso and wife Delores of Graniteville, Ronald Deuso and wife Ginny of Florida, and Timothy Deuso and partner Bert Garcia of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; three sisters, Marylou Florek of Williamstown, Donna Spencer and husband Theodore of Orange, and Cheryl Comstock and husband Allen of Williamstown; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides his wife, Yvonne Deuso, he was predeceased by a son, Reginald Deuso, and three sisters, Barbara McQueen, Victoria Spencer and Terry Lee Deuso.
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