FUNERAL HELD: Ernestine Clark Cleland

DATELINE: Alburgh, Vermont


A Funeral Service was held Friday, March 25, 2016, at 1 p.m. from the Alburgh Union Bible Church. Doctor John C. Kehoe officiated.


Music was offered by Natali Kaiser and special music by James Branca singing, How Great Thou Art, Just a Close Walk With Thee.


In addition to Pastor Kehoe special words of remembrance were shared by Ernie’s son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Wendy Cleland, great grandson, Tommy Branca and grandchildren, Emily Bazini, Elena Dvorak and Andrew Bazini.


Among the delegations in attendance were representatives from the Alburgh Village and Town Offices, Alburgh Public Library, Alburgh Historical Society, Island Arts, Irick Excavation, Hero’s Welcome, Alburgh Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue, Poissant Auto, and the Union Bible Church Community.


Interment followed at the Cleland family lot in Riverside Cemetery Swanton with Pastor Kehoe reading the committal prayers. The bearers were, Jamie Gotshall, Scott Harrigan, Dennis Irick, James “Bubby” Irick, Richard Fleury, Raymond Fleury, Keith Bonneville and John Mumley.


Following The Prayers of Committal a reception was held for family and friends at the Rouses Point American Legion.


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