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MABEL M. CARKIN
OF TYNGSBORO
Mrs. Mabel Margaret "Porter" Carkin passed away at the Lowell General Hospital on Oct.7th, 2000.
She was married to the late Clarence "Ben" Carkin who passed away May 3rd, 1974.
Born in Boston on May 28, 1916, the daughter of the late Ralph and Adeline (Sabean) Porter. She was a graduate of North Quincy High School with the class of 1934.She was employed with Tyngsboro School System as a School Lunch Director until her retirement in 1988.
She was a member and Deaconess at the Tyngsboro Evangelical Congregational Church.
She was a Life Member of the Order of Eastern Star, Puritan Chapter # 54 in Lowell, MA., a 50 year member and past Master and had held all the Chairs in the Groton Grange, she served as Chaplain for the VFW Auxiliary Post 10333, a member of the Middlesex Women's Club, Mabel was well known for her planning and running of town and church youth groups for many years in Tyngsboro, she was also the Co-Director of Serve Of Tyngsboro.
She is survived by a son Ralph Carkin of New Mexico, a daughter and son-in-law Linda and Thomas Murray of Tyngsboro, a brother and two sisters-in-law Robert and Thelma Porter of Tyngsboro, Sharlee J. Porter of Tyngsboro, six grandchildren Dr. Julie L. Carkin of Seattle, WA, Thomas Murray Jr. and his fiancée Jessie Moulton both of Tyngsboro, Katharine and Ronald Dion of Nashua, Christopher Given of Lowell, Christine and Brian Smith of Tyngsboro, Ruth and Curtis Rice of Demming, NM, five great-grandchildren Matthew and Shelby Murray of Tyngsboro, Adriana Dion of Nashua, Abaigeal Molinari of Tyngsboro, Simon Smith of Tyngsboro, Joshua Rice of Demming, NM, and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Kenneth Porter who passed away Feb. 11, 1978.
FUNERAL NOTICE
CARKIN, of Tyngsboro died Oct. 7th, 2000. Mrs. Mabel M."Porter" Carkin. Funeral Service Wednesday Oct.11th, 2000 at 11 A.M. at the Tyngsboro Evangelical Congregational Church. Visiting Hours Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 Middlesex St., No. Chelmsford, MA. Burial in Flint Cemetery, Tyngsboro. At the family's request memorials may be made in her name to the Tyngsboro Evangelical Congregational Church to benefit the youth actives. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

RICHARD J. CONWAY
OF CHELMSFORD, MA.
Mr. Richard J. Conway age 41 of Chelmsford, MA. and Rye Beach, NH., died Oct. 9, 2000 at the Portsmouth Hospital in Portsmouth, NH.
Born in Lowell, MA. on Dec. 21, 1958, the son of Richard and Beverly (Bissonnette) Conway of Westford, MA., and Rye Beach, NH. He was a graduate of Chelmsford High School with the class of 1977, he also attended Mt. Wachusett College.
He was employed over the years at Wang Labs. in Lowell, and with his father at Conway Chevrolet-Buick-GEO, Inc. Auto Dealers in Pepperell, MA. At the time of his death he worked with the Harbor Homes in Nashua, NH.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Chelmsford, MA.
He enjoyed his time at Rye Beach with his parents, and hiking in the White Mountains with his friends.
Besides his mother and father he is survived by a sister and her husband Laurie and Kenneth Tarpey, and a brother and his partner Michael Conway and J.Paul Lobkovich, and his niece and nephew Caroline and Conor Tarpey all of McLean, VA., He is also survived by his grandparents, Henry and Jeannie (Borodawka) Bissonnette of Nashua, NH, Aunts and Uncles Robert and his friend Bonnie Hale Bissonnette of Fairfax, VT, Richard Bissonnette his wife Sandra Garrigan of Sandown, NH, John & Mary Lou (Burns) Conway of Yorktown, VA.
FUNERAL NOTICE
CONWAY, age 41, of Chelmsford, MA., & Rye Beach, NH. died Oct. 9, 2000. Richard J. Conway. Funeral Fri. at 8 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 am at St. Mary's Church, Chelmsford, MA. Visiting hours Thurs. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial at 2:30 PM Fri. in Central Cemetery, Rye, NH. Memorials may be made in his name to the Rye Fire Dept. Assoc. 563 Washington Rd. Rye, NH 03870. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

RENA M. AYOTTE
OF CHELMSFORD
Mrs. Rena M. (Rondeau) Ayotte of Chelmsford, MA. died October 10, 2000, at her home.
She was married to the late Mr. Harry E. Ayotte who died Apr. 30, 1978. Born in Lowell, MA. on July 2, 1914, the daughter of the late J.Arthur and Lillian (LaPan) Rondeau. She was educated in the Lowell School System.
She started working at the age of 13 at the Comb Company making combs and brushes. She worked as a stitcher for many years with the Suffolk Knitting Mills and the Nu-Knit Manufacturing Co. both in Lowell, MA.
She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in N. Chelmsford.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law Lorraine and Jack Higgins of Merrimack, NH, and Carol Grady of North Chelmsford, MA, two sons and their wives Harry J. and Jacquelyn (Rodrigue) Ayotte of North Chelmsford, MA, and Ronald and Betty (Cresswell) Ayotte of DeSoto, MO., three sisters Irene DeLong of Westford, MA, Florence Moran of Lowell, MA, and Beatrice and her husband Leo LaBranche of Albuquerque, NM, and a brother Norman Rondeau of Walnut Creek, CA., a sister-in-law Alice (Archambeault) Rondeau, and a brother-in-law Arthur Roddy both of Lowell, MA., ten grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She also leaves her very dear friend Jean Lemire of Lowell.
She was the sister of the late Joseph Albert Rondeau, and Rita Roddy both of Lowell, MA, and Alma Gendreau of Portland, ME.
FUNERAL NOTICE
AYOTTE, of North Chelmsford, MA. died Oct. 10, 2000 Mrs. Rena M. (Rondeau) Ayotte. Funeral Friday at 8AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9AM at St. John the Evangelist Church. Visiting hours Thurs. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her name to the V.N.A. Hospice of Greater Lowell, Inc., 336 Central St., Lowell, MA. 01853-1965. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

GEORGE HAROLD AYOTTE
OF HAINES CITY, FL
Mr. George Harold Ayotte of Haines City, FL formerly of Lowell, MA died on October 29, 2000, in Goffstown, NH.
He was married to Mrs. Rita (Gaudette) Ayotte with whom he celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary on May 5, 2000.
Born in Lowell, MA on June 21, 1925, he was the son of the late William G. Ayotte and Marie (Jalbert) Ayotte. He attended the Lowell Vocational School.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II on the cruiser USS Vincennes.
He lived most of his life in Lowell and Litchfield, NH and summered in Westford, MA.
He was a foreman for Suffolk Knitting and Joan Fabric both of Lowell, until his retirement in 1990.
He was a communicant of St. Ann's Church of Haines City, FL and St. Jeanne D'Arc Church of Lowell, MA.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Besides his wife, he is survived by sister-in-law Irene H. Ayotte of Lowell, sister-in-law Alma and brother-in-law Stephen Knight of South Carolina, sister-in-law Theresa Knight of Goffstown, NH, sister-in-law Rena M. Gaudette of Lowell, MA, brother-in-law Raymond and sister-in-law Irene (Lajeunesse) Gaudette of Lowell, MA, brother-in-law Gilbert Gaudette of Lowell, MA, and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the lates William G., Joseph E., and Arthur Ayotte, all of Lowell, MA.
FUNERAL NOTICE
AYOTTE, of Haines City, FL formerly of Lowell died Oct. 29, 2000. George Harold Ayotte. Funeral Saturday at 9:00 AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10:00AM at St. Jeanne D'Arc Church in Lowell. Visiting hours Friday. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made to the VNA of Manchester and Southern NH. Inc. 1850 Elm St. Manchester, NH 03104. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

ELIZABETH A. MC KENNA
OF LOWELL
Mrs. Elizabeth A. (Riley) McKenna of Lowell, MA. died Oct. 12, 2000 at the Saint's Memorial Medical Center in Lowell, Ma.
She was married to the late Francis X. McKenna who died in 1976.
Born in Lowell, MA. on Aug. 20, 1916, the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Margaret (Shea) Riley. She was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1933.
She was employed as a nurses aide for many years at D'Youville Manor Nursing Home before her retirement 1981.
She was a communicant of St. Rita's Church, and St. Margaret's Church.
She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution Auxilary in Lowell, MA.
She is survived by a daughter and her husband Ann M. and Robert J. Kendrigan of Bedford, NH, and two sons and their wives Francis X. and Alberta (Frawley) McKenna of Lowell, MA, William T. and Effie (Regopoulos) McKenna of Nashua, NH, and six grandchildren Kristen A. Cooledge and her fiancée Anthony D. Veilleux of Manchester, NH, Wallace H. Cooledge III of San Francisco, CA, Thomas P. McKenna and Michael A. McKenna both of Nashua, NH, and Sean P. McKenna and Mark T. McKenna both of Lowell, MA.
She was the sister of the late Heley J. Riley of Lowell, MA. and Marie Boland of Westford, MA.
FUNERAL NOTICE
MC KENNA, of Lowell died Oct. 12, 2000, Mrs. Elizabeth A. (Riley) McKenna. Funeral Mon. at 8 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST.
CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 am at St. Rita's Church. Visiting hours
Sun. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

ROBERT E. CHARRON
OF WESTFORD
Mr. Robert E. Charron of Westford, MA. died Oct. 13, 2000, at his home.
Born in Lowell, MA. on June 8, 1928, the son of the late Sylva E. and Evelyn (Lord) Charron. He was educated in the Lowell School System.
He served with the U.S. Army after World War II in the occupation of Japan.
He owned and operated the Colonial Barber Shop in Dracut, MA.
He was a musician and played the Drums & Piano, and was a member of the North Shore Musician Association and played with the Joe Baldwin Band. He attended numerous musical functions in Salem, and Newburyport, MA. He was also a member of the American Legion.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.
He is survived by a long time companion Constance Peredina of Westford and her children Bill, C.J. and Donna, two sons Thomas and his wife Nancy (Hannawalt) Charron of Westford, John and his wife Cheryl (McCabe) Charron of Rindge, NH, two daughters Mrs. Salvatore (Doreen) Benanti of Westford, Denice Fournier of Antrim, NH, a sister Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Lafremiere of Dracut. He is also survived by nine grandchildren Michael Benanti, William Benanti, Nicholas Charron, Candy Benanti, Amy-Jo Charron, Sabrina Charron, Jacqueline Charron, Katelyn Charron, Meagan Charron, a step-grandson Jason Otto, his former wife Betty Pelletier along with a niece and nephew.
FUNERAL NOTICE
CHARRON, of Westford died Oct. 13, 2000. Mr. Robert E. Charron. Funeral Mon at 8AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9AM at St. John's Church N. Chelmsford. Visiting hours Sun. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

EDWARD J. FINN
RETIRED REAL ESTATE BROKER
Mr. Edward J. Finn of Westford, MA. died Oct. 13, 2000 at his home.
He was married to Mrs. Norma (Hamel) Finn with whom he celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on Sept. 14, 2000.
Born in Lowell, MA. on Jan. 5, 1924, the son of the late Michael J. and Annie (McDermott) Finn. He was a graduate of Lowell High School with the class of 1942.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Over the years he was employed with Hanscom Air Base as a fuel analyst until his retirement in 1966. He then became a real estate broker with George Merservey Real Estate, Hunneman-Coldwell Banker Real Estate Brokers, and Ray Osborne Real Estate Brokers all in Chelmsford, MA., and Gloria Brown's Real Estate in Lowell, MA.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.
He was a member of Chelmsford Lodge of Elk's # 2310, Chelmsford Lions Club, a Life Member of the V.F.W Walker-Rogers Post in Lowell, MA. He was also a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans Association, a member of Nabnassett American Legion Post # 437 in Westford, Ma., and was a past member of the Knights of Columbus in North Chelmsford, MA.
He was a Notary Public, Justice of Peace, and a Constable in Westford, MA.
Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter and her husband Deborah and Robert LaCombe of Groton, MA, and a son Edward J. Finn II, and his friend Linda Goyette of Westford, MA, two sisters Eileen and her husband Peter Antonelli of Westford, MA., and Mary and her husband Edward Blanchette of Salem, NH., and a brother Thomas and his wife Ruby Finn of CO., and seven grandchildren and their spouses the late Brenda (LaCombe) Slack who died in 1999 and her husband Carl Slack of Westford, Ma., Robert J. and Kristin (Costello) LaCombe, Dennis M. and Lisa (Hall) LaCombe and Kerri (LaCombe) and Jason Hilberg, all of Groton, MA., Sheli (Finn) and Blair Denman of Danvers, MA., Melinda (Finn) and Ian Taylor, and E.J. Finn III, all of Lawrence, MA., and thirteen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Nora Keohane of Springfield, MO., Helen Primeau of Lowell, MA., Dorothy Driscoll of Somerville, MA., and John M. Finn of Lowell, MA.
FUNERAL NOTICE
FINN, of Westford, MA. died Oct. 13, 2000. Edward J. Finn. Funeral Tue. at 8 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 am at St. John the Evangelist Church. Visiting hours Mon. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Westford, MA. Memorials may be made in his name to the Greater Lowell Visiting Nurse Hospice Program P.O. Box 1965, Lowell, MA. 01853. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

EUGENE V. DUNN
OF NASHUA, NH
Mr. Eugene V. Dunn of Nashua, NH died Oct. 20, 2000 at the Beverly Hospital in Beverly, MA.
He was married to the late Barbara A. (Nadeau) (Tyers) Dunn who died December 10, 1991.
Born in Salem, Ma. on June 12, 1930, the son of the late Eugene F. and Ellen (O'Connell) Dunn. He attended St. Patrick's College in Ottawa, Canada from 1947 to 1948, he was then graduated from St. Mary's High School with the class of 1947, St. John's College in Brighton with the class of 1952, and St. John's Seminary with the class of 1956.
He was employed with the Kellsman Corporation in Merrimack, NH for 15 years, and since February 1992 as a supervisor with the Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH
He was a communicant of St. John Neumann Church in Merrimack, NH
He was a member of the Nashua Athletic Club, and the Library Union, A.F.T. Local 4831 both in Nashua, NH
He is survived by two step-sons and their wives, William and Adrianna Tyers of Milford, NH, and Mark and Kathleen Tyers of Merrimack, NH, a sister, Geraldin Toler of Peabody, Ma, four nieces and their husbands, Brenda and Bruce Etzel of Danvers, MA, Kerry Toler of Arizona, Mary and Joseph Flot of Salem, and Monica Toler of Peabody, two nephews, Christopher and his wife Cheryl Toler of Lynn, Ma, and Kevin and his wife Jennifer Toler of Beverly, MA, and close friends Kenneth and Eileen (Gauthier) Inamorati of Nashua, NH., and three step-grandchildren, Mark and Venessa Tyers of Merrimack, NH, and Sarah Tyers of Milford, NH
FUNERAL NOTICE
DUNN, of Nashua, NH died Oct. 20, 2000. Eugene V. Dunn. Funeral Mon. at 9:30 from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11: am at St. John Neumann Church, Merrimack, NH Visiting hours Sun. 4 to 8 p.m. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Hudson, NH ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 508-251-4041.

MARY DESLAURIERS
OF LOWELL, MA
Mrs. Mary (Zanchi) Deslauriers died Oct. 20, 2000 at the Northwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
She was married to Mr. Raymond "RED" Deslauriers with whom she celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on June 25, 2000.
Born in Westford, MA. on Dec. 1, 1910, the daughter of the late Domenico and Angela (Montaque) Zanchi. She educated in the Westford School System.
Over the years she was employed with Abbott Worestered Mills, and for about 20 years she work for the Ratheon Corp. and retired in 1975.
Besides her husband she is survived by son-in-law Rene Cailler of Nashua, NH, two grandchildren and their husbands Lisa L. and Richard Beaton Jr. of Nashua, NH., and Brenda A. and Gary Fisher of Pelham, NH., and a great grandson Nathan Beaton of Nashua, NH., a sister Virginia Ainsworth of Ocean Park, ME, and Clearwater Beach, Fl., and a brother and his wife Daniel and Laura Zanchi of Methuen, MA., and sister-in-laws Harriette Zanchi of Westford, MA., and Patricia Zanchi of Methuen, MA., and brother-in-law Michael Talacy of Westford, Ma., and many nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Linda Cailler, and was the sister of the late Lydia Zanchi, Rose Palermo, Spernza Zanchi, Grace Salazo, Angelina Leo, Isabella Leslie, Ruth Talancy, Dena Shaw, Paul Zanchi, David Zanchi, and Nicholas Zanchi.
FUNERAL NOTICE
DESLAURIERS OF Lowell, MA died Oct. 20, 2000. Mrs. Mary (Zanchi) Deslauriers. Funeral Mon. at 9 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10 am at St. Jeanne D'Arc Church. Visiting hours Sun 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

LOUIS N. FOURNIER
OF CHELMSFORD, MA.
Mr. Louis N. Fournier of Chelmsford, MA. died Oct. 24, 2000 at the Lowell General Hospital.
He was married to Mrs. Therese (Levasseur) Fournier with whom he celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on June 13, 2000.
Born in Lowell, MA. on May 27, 1915 the son of the late Richard Ida (Therrien) Fournier. He was a educated in the Lowell School System.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
Over the years he was employed with the Gillette Carbonizing Co. in Lowell where a was an asst. manager, Franco American Orphanage, and managed the A.& L. Turcotte Liquor Store, all in Lowell, MA, and retired in 1986 from the J.P. O'Connor Hardware Store in Billerica, MA.
He was a communicant of Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Lowell, MA where he was a member of the parish Holy Name Society, and was the treasurer of the parish Boy Scout Troop # 26, and also was a member of the church's St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters Michele and her husband Leonard Rapone of Chelmsford, MA., Suzanne M. Fournier and a close family friend Mary Ann Elchook both of Seabrook, NH., and two sons Gerard Fournier and his wife Jeaneen of Tyngsboro, MA., and Mark and his wife Suzanne (Kenney) Fournier of Littleton, MA., a brother Edward and his wife Jean Fournier of Chelmsford, MA., and four grandchildren Leonard Rapone Jr., Angela Rapone, Steven Fournier, and Alex Fournier, and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late George Fournier died in 1989, Victor R. Fournier who died 1986, and Leon Fournier who died in 1942 during World War II in the Army.
FUNERAL NOTICE
FOURNIER, of Chelmsford died Oct. 24, 2000. Louis N. Fournier. Funeral Sat. at 9:30 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 10:30 am at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Lowell, MA. Visiting hours Fri. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

SEAN THOMAS PAYNE
OF DUNSTABLE, MA
Mr. Sean Thomas Payne age 31, of Dunstable, MA died by accident in Mobile, AL on Oct. 26, 2000.
Born in Lowell, MA on Jan. 11, 1969, the son of Cheryl (Wood)(Payne) Gower of Dunstable, MA, and James Payne of LaPorte, IN. He was educated in the Tyngsboro School System.
Over the years, he was employed with the Green Ridge Turkey Farm Restaurant in Nashua, NH, and was a painter for many contractors in the Nashua area.
He enjoyed traveling.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in North Chelmsford, MA.
Besides his parents he is survived by his stepfather James A. Gower of Dunstable, MA, and his stepmother Joyce Payne of LaPorte, IN, his maternal grandparents Floyd and Edna (Holbook) Wood of Chelmsford, MA and East Lebenon, ME, Paternal grandmother Stephanie (Tousignant) Soucy of Lowell, MA, three sisters Milissa and her husband Thomas Burns of Poland, ME, Cheryl Payne of Holiday, FL, and Laura Gower of Dunstable, MA, and a brother and his wife James and Lisa (Rowe) Payne of Westford, MA, and two aunts Theresa Wood of Westford, MA., and Roberta Shackford of Buckfield, ME., and three uncles Stephen F. Wood of Madison, NH, Richard R. Wood of NH, and John T. Payne of Dracut, MA, and many cousins.
FUNERAL NOTICE
PAYNE, of Dunstable, MA, age 31, died Oct. 26, 2000. Sean Thomas Payne. Funeral Tue. at 8 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 am at St. John the Evangelist Church. Cremation Linwood Crematory, Haverhill, MA. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

PAUL A. FORTIN
OF N. CHELMSFORD
Mr. Paul A. Fortin of N. Chelmsford died Oct. 28, 2000, at Saints Memorial Medical Center in Lowell.
He was married to Mrs. Della (Oditt) Fortin with whom he celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on May 12, 2000.
Born in Chelmsford, MA on October 8, 1927, the son of the late Joseph and Marie A. (Lacombe) Fortin. He was a graduate of Chelmsford High School. He graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a Bachelor's degree in engineering.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was employed with C.G. Sargents Company in Westford as an engineer. He owned operated Interstate Battery System of Merrimack Valley until his retirement in 1993.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of N. Chelmsford.
He was a past member of Vesper Country Club in Tyngsboro, and Nabnassett Country Club in Westford. He was a member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars, Arthur F. Bartlett Post # 10333 in Tyngsboro.
Besides his wife he is survived by a son Jerry W. and his wife Clarisa Mullins of Agoura Hills, CA, two daughters Mrs. Phil (Janet) McMartin of Niles, MI and Jacqueline McAndrew of Nashua, NH, a brother Arthur Fortin of Daytona Beach, FL. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
He was the brother of the lates Leo Fortin and Lucille Letourneau.
FUNERAL NOTICE
FORTIN, of N. Chelmsford died Oct. 28, 2000. Mr. Paul A. Fortin. Funeral Wed. at 11AM from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Visiting hours Tues. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Heart Association 20 Speen St. Framingham, MA 01701-4688 ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

FLORA I. UPTON
OF GROTON AND DUNSTABLE
Mrs. Flora I. (Brown) Upton of Groton, and Dunstable died Oct. 30, 2000 at the Life Care Center in Littleton, MA.
She was married to the late Myron Earl Upton who died on Jan. 31, 1989.
Born in Lowell, MA. on March 20, 1909, the daughter of the late William Clarence and Lora (Hall) Brown. She was educated in the Lowell School System.
She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, and was a Past Vice Prefect of the Holy Rosary Sodality at the church.
She served in the past as a Board Member for the Greater Lowell League of Catholic Woman, also in the past she was a member of the Dunstable Senior Citizens Club, Past Master of the Tyngsboro Grange, and was very active in Scouting for many years.
Earlier in her life she was a reporter for the Lowell Sun in Dunstable.
She is survived by a daughter Lorretta Bissell of Treasure Island, Fl., and two sons Kenneth Earl and his wife Janet Upton of West Townsend, MA, and Brian John and his wife Dee Upton of Nashua, NH., and seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, three sisters Ethel Watson of Clinton, MA., Elsie Reed of West Groton, MA., and Delma Collamore of Clinton, MA.
She was the sister of the late Helen Watson of Groton, MA., Prosper Brown of Waltham, MA.
FUNERAL NOTICE
UPTON, of Groton and Dunstable died Oct. 30, 2000. Mrs. Flora I. (Brown) Upton. Funeral Fri. at 10:00 am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11:00 am at St. John the Evangelist Church. Visiting hours Thurs. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in Central Cemetery, Dunstable, MA. Memorials may be made to the Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities 70 Lawrence St., Lowell, MA. 01852 ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.


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