Vermont Chapter AGO

Burlington, VT

Celebrations, Deaths

Passing of Honorary Lifetime Member of this Chapter, Ed Boadway

One of our longest and much loved members, Edgar A. Boadway, Jr. passed away on June 29, 2016 at the age of 80. Ed did so much for our Chapter and for the organ world, especially in regards to historic instruments, that it is almost impossible to recount all he did. In addition, he served as Dean from 2000 to 2004 and was Artist of the Year 2006-2007 playing probably the only A.O.Y. recital on a reed organ. We all remember Ed's legendary editorial skills. During the last years of his life, Ed lived with good friends, Richard Brown and his wife,l truly loving and caring people who understood Ed well. Ed died at "home" and wanted no visiting hours or services. A committal in the Athearn Cemetery in Anson, maine, was arranged through the Roy Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Claremont, N.H. He leaves a large hole in the organ world and will be greatly missed. We struggle with how to honor Ed's passing without doing something that he would not approve. The Roy Funeral Home website includes some lovely tributes to Ed. http://www.royfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Edgar-Boadway/

   

Passing of past dean, Marilyn M. Alexander

We are sad to learn of the passing of a member of the Vermont Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and a past dean of this Chapter, on February 8, 2016.   Marilyn was devoted to the live performing arts, to music of all kinds but especially to organ music.  There will be a service held at The Church of Christ at Dartmouth College, 40 College Street, Hanover, NH 03755 on April 2, at 10:30am where she served as Music and Choir Director for many years.   There have been many inquires regarding donation that might be made in her memory.  In her last few years she became a devoted supporter of Northern Stage.  In her honor, the family has decided that in order to commemorate Marilyn's deep appreciation of live performing arts, family and friends may send a tax-deductible contribution to the Northern Stage at: Campaign for Northern Stage, P.O. Box 4287, White River Junction, VT 05001. Please note on the check that the gift is “in memory of Marilyn Alexander”. She will be greatly missed by all.