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JOHN J. WINN, IV 
OF MILFORD, NH
Mr. John J. Winn, IV of Milford, died Jan. 3, 1999 at
the Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center.
He was married to Mrs. Kelly A. (Stark) Winn of Chelmsford,
who is employed with Bionostics Inc. in Acton. 
Born in Lowell, on April 10, 1964, the son of Mrs. Patricia
(Lee) (Rourke) (Winn) Benoit of Nashua, NH, and Mr. John Winn,
III of Lowell. He was a graduate of Bishop Guertin High School
with the class of 1982, and attended the Franklin Pierce College.
He served with the U.S. Navy from 1982 to 1986 aboard the
USS Midway. 
He was presently employed with ICOM Corp. in Nashua, NH, and
in the past with First USA Corp. in Nashua, NH, Cummings Engine
in Manchester, NH, Cabletron Inc. in Rochester, NH, Wang Labs in
Lowell, Tranti Inc. in Billerica, and as a Police Officer in Mt.
Vernon, NH.
He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church of Chelmsford.
Besides his wife he is survived by a step-father, Timothy
Benoit of Nashua, NH, a step-mother, Colleen (Riley) Winn of
Lowell, a daughter, Briana C. Winn of Chelmsford, a paternal
grandmother, Caroline Winn of Nashua, NH, two brothers, Derek
Winn and Brian Winn both of Nashua, NH, three sisters, Colleen
Neskey of Nashua, NH, Robyn and her husband Larry Neskey of
Hudson, NH, and Kelley and her husband Joseph Wood of Nashua, NH,
a father and mother-in-law, Neal and Carol (O'Toole) Stark of
Chelmsford, brother-in-law of, Dana (Charlene) Stark of N.
Billerica, Kevin Stark of Cortland, NY, Mrs. Larry (Jenine)
Ferreira of Chelmsford, and Mrs. Shaun (Julie) Jones of Dracut, 
two uncles and aunts among many, Daniel and Joan Winn of Lowell,
and Leonard and Joan Leone of Hudson, NH, and many nieces and
nephews.

FUNERAL NOTICE 
WINN, IV, of Milford, NH, died Jan. 3, 1999. John J. Winn, IV.
Funeral Thurs. at 8 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106
MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m. at St.
Mary's Church, Chelmsford. Visiting hours Wed. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
p.m. Burial in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tewksbury. ARRANGEMENTS BY
DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

WALTER K. ERIKSEN 
OF TYNGSBORO
Mr. Walter K. Eriksen of Tyngsboro, died Jan. 8, 1998 at the
Saints Memorial Medical Center.
He was married to Mrs. Doris B. (Toolan) Eriksen with whom
he would have celebrated their 49th anniversary on June 4. 
Born in Revere, MA, on May 8, 1929, the son of the late
Frank E., and Edna (Flinkfelt) Eriksen. He was a graduate of
Revere High School with the class of 1947.
He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean
Conflict. 
He was employed with the Raytheon Corporation as a foreman
from 1972 to 1984, and then as an office manager with Norse
Environmental Services, Inc.
He was an avid wood worker, and also enjoyed antiques and
yard sales.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons and daughters-
in-law, Walter K. and Joyce M. Eriksen and Stephen G. and Theresa
Eriksen all of Tyngsboro, two daughters, Yvonne and her husband
Michael Walton of Londonderry, NH, and Danielle Eriksen of
Colorado Springs, CO, a brother, Earl and his wife Edna Eriksen
of Revere, MA, a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Eriksen of Revere, MA,
and eight grandchildren. 
He was the brother of the late Frank E. Eriksen, Jr. and
Herbert H. Eriksen of Revere, MA., and brother-in-law or Cynthia
Eriksen of Revere, MA.

RICHARD MACY BIGGS 
OF CHELMSFORD
Mr. Richard Macy Biggs of Chelmsford, died Jan. 8, 1999 at
his home.
On Sept. 27, 1998 he celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary
with his wife Mrs. Judith A. (Barr) Biggs. 
Born in Springfield, MA, on July 1, 1934, the son of the
late Capt. Francis L. and Marion (Still) Biggs. He was a 1952
graduate of Roosevelt High School in Honolulu, HI.
A car enthusiast, he was a well known member of many Hot Rod
Car Clubs including the Pharohs Car Club of Dedham.
A descendant of the Macy Family of Nantucket Island, he and
his wife enjoyed spending time at their home there.
For 27 years, until his retirement in 1991, he was a partner
in Contact East in North Andover, MA.
Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, and three
daughters-in-law, Steven and Terri Biggs of West Newbury, MA,
Randolph and Kellie Biggs of Dunstable, Lawrence and Stephanie
Biggs of New Ipswich, N.H., and Jonathan Biggs of Providence,
R.I., seven grandchildren, Harrison and Hillary Biggs of West
Newbury, MA, Alyssa, Jason, and Meaghan Biggs of Dunstable, and
Rachel and Ryan Biggs of New Ipswich, N.H., and several nieces
and nephews. 

FUNERAL NOTICE 
BIGGS, of Chelmsford, died Jan. 8, 1999. Richard M. Biggs.
Funeral Tue. at 10 a.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX
ST. CHELMSFORD. Visiting hours Sun. 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m., and
Mon. 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in Fairview Cemetery, Chelmsford.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society 66-Y Concord
St., Wilmington, Ma. 01887- 2100. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL
HOME.

MARION G. DECARTERET
OF TYNGSBORO
Mrs. Marion G. (Akins) DeCarteret of Tyngsboro, died Jan. 9,
1999 at the Lowell General Hospital.
She was married to the late Russell W. DeCarteret who died
on Oct. 2, 1981 and the late Curtis Guild.
Born in Northwood, N.H. on Dec. 3, 1914 the daughter of the
late Ray and Lula (Willey) Akins.
She graduated from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H. with
the class of 1932 and from Lowell Academy of Hairdressing. She
owned and operated Marions Beauty Shop in Tyngsboro for almost 50
years retiring in 1988.
She was a member of the Tyngsboro Congregational Evangelical
Church and the V.F.W. Auxiliary in Tyngsboro.
She is survived by a daughter, Constance Peredina of
Westford, and N.C.; a son and his wife, Russell and Harriet
(Brustas) DeCarteret Jr. of Dracut; a daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Richard (Ruth) Fay of Gulfport, Fl. & Tyngsboro; and two step
children Donald DeCarteret of Hampton, N.H., and Diane Hayes of
Bedford, N.H., a brother, Ray Akins Jr. of Clearwater, Fl., 12
grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren
Mother of the late Lt. Curtis A. Guild who died in 1958
while in the U.S. Air Force, and Mrs. William (Marilyn) Kidd of
Roanoke Rapids, and was sister of the late Virginia Morin
of Titsville, Fl.

FUNERAL NOTICE 
DECARTERET, of Tyngsboro died Jan. 9, 1999. Mrs. Marion G.
(Akins) (Guild) DeCarteret. Funeral Wed. at 11 a.m. at the
Tyngsboro Congregational Evangelical Church. Visiting with family
after the services at the church. Cremation Linwood Crematory,
Haverhill. For those who wish memorials in her memory may be made
to the Church. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME.

LAURA B. ANDERSON 
ALPINE SQUARE DANCER
Mrs. Laura B. Anderson of Nashua, NH, and formerly of
Chelmsford died Jan. 14, 1999 at the Northwood Nursing &
Rehabilitation Center in Lowell.
She was married to Mr.Carl Anderson with whom she would have
celebrated their 58th anniversary on June 28. 
Born in Providence, R.I. on July 12, 1919, she was the
daughter of the late Marshal and Laura (Arnold) Brown. She was a
graduate of East Providence, R.I. High School with the class of
1937.
In her early years she was employed with New England
Tel & Tel Co.
She was a direct descendant of Roger Williams who founded
the State of Rhode Island.
In the past she lived in Chelmsford and in 1981 she moved to
Nashua, N.H. 
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Chelmsford.
She and her husband were members of the Chelmsford based
Alpine Square Dancing Club. She also enjoyed playing the piano.
Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters and a
son-in-law Sandra L. Johnson of Chelmsford, MA, and Lorene and
her husband Laurier McBrierty of Raymond, NH, and a son and
his wife Robert and Elena (Arceo) Anderson of Olympia, WA, a
sister Evelyn Ellis of Venice, FL, and a sister-in-law Rosemary
(Johnson) Brown of Venice, FL, and five grandchildren, Stacey
and her husband Isaac McLaughlin of Gardiner, ME, Daniel Johnson
of Londonderry, NH, Lindsey McBrierty of Raymond, NH, Leonard
Anderson of Groveland, MA, and Raymond Anderson of Fall Brook,
CA, and one great grandson Tristen Anderson of CA. 
She was the sister of the late Marshal R. Brown of Venice,
FL, who died on Oct. 29, 1998.

FUNERAL NOTICE 
ANDERSON, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Chelmsford, died Jan. 14,
1999. Mrs. Laura B. (Brown) Anderson. Funeral service Mon. at 10
a.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD.
Visiting hours Sun. 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in Hart Pond Cemetery,
Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the Home Health
& Hospice Care 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH, 03060. ARRANGEMENTS
BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME

WINNIFRED M. WRIGHT 
OF WESTFORD
Mrs. Winnifred M. (McNaney) Wright of Westford, died Jan.
19, 1999 at the Lowell General Hospital.
Born in Somerville, MA, on June 19, 1921, the daughter of
the late Albert J. and Annie (Thompson) McNaney. She was a
graduate of Somerville High School with the class of 1937, and a
graduate of the Burdett Business College in 1939.
She was employed with Theibault Garage in Cambridge as a
bookkeeper, and with Nortons Beverage Co. also in Cambridge. She
owned and operated Wright's Place Antique Shop until her
retirement in 1984.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, George and
Elizabeth Wright of Chelmsford, and Timothy and Donna Wright of
Somerville, two daughters and a son-in-law, Kathleen and William
Zink of Dunstable, and Winnifred Armour of Duxbury, a sister,
Marjorie and her husband Robert Alt of Florida, a sister-in-law,
Ruth McNaney of Reading, eight grandchildren, three great-
grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
She was the sister of the late Albert McNaney of Reading.

FUNERAL NOTICE 
WRIGHT, of Westford, died Jan. 19, 1999. Winnifred M. (McNaney)
Wright. Visiting hours Fri. 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m., with a
funeral service at 8 p.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX
ST. CHELMSFORD. Cremation at Linwood Crematory, Haverhill.
ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 

LILLIAN M. ROUNDS
OF CHELMSFORD FORMERLY OF CLARKSBURG, MA.
Mrs. Lillian M. (Andrews) Rounds of Chelmsford formerly of
Clarksburg, MA. died Jan. 22, 1999 at the Fairhaven Nursing Home
in Lowell, MA.
She was married to the late Daniel E. Rounds who died in
1988. 
Born in Mechanicsville, N.Y. on Aug. 4, 1919, the daughter
of the late William B. and Anna Marie (Moir) Andrews, and was a
graduate of Drury High School with the class of 1936.
In her early years, during World War II she was employed
with the General Electric Co. in Pittsfield, Ma.
She was a past President of the Parent Teachers Association
in Briggsville, Ma., former Republician State Delegate from
Bershire County, and she also ran for a Select Persons Office in
the Town of Clarksburg, Ma. where she had lived for over 60 years
before moving three years ago to Chelmsford, Ma. to be with her
daughter.
She is survived by a daughter Nathalie J. Rounds of North
Chelmsford, Ma., and a brother Rev. William B. Andrews of
Zephyrhills, Fl., and a grandson Daniel E. Rounds of Cincinnati,
OH., and several nieces and nephews.
She was the mother of the late Keith J. Rounds of San
Antonio, Tx., and sister of the late Samuel Andrews of Buffalo,
N.Y., and James Andrews of North Adams, Ma. Funeral service were
private.

GEORGE F. CURRIER 
OF CHELMSFORD
Mr. George F. Currier of Chelmsford, formerly of Tewksbury,
and Woburn, died Jan. 21, 1999 at the Palm Manor Nursing Home in
Chelmsford.
He was married to Mrs. Irene C. (Young) Currier with whom he
would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on April 29. 
Born in Somerville, on Aug. 16, 1924, the son of the late
George E. and Margaret (Devlin) Currier. He was educated in the
Somerville School System.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. 
He was employed with the Kiley Mfg. Co. in Cambridge, the
Donnelly Mfg. Co. in Waltham, and was a welder with the Spin
Craft Mfg. Co. in Billerica, from where he retired in 1989.
Before moving to Chelmsford, he and his family had lived in
Tewksbury for over 30 years, and prior to that, had lived in
Woburn.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of
North Chelmsford.
He was a member of the Teamsters Union, Local #49.
Besides his wife he is survived by a son and daughter-in-
law, Richard G. and Judith (Mills) Currier of Lowell, former
daughter-in-law, Winifred (Murphy) (Currier) Witmen, two sisters,
Ruth Pyburn, and Nancy Bignato, both of Hampton, NH, and a
grandson, Jeffrey R. Currier of Manchester, NH.
He was the brother of the late William Currier of
Somerville.

FUNERAL NOTICE
CURRIER, of Chelmsford, formerly of Tewksbury, & Woburn died Jan.
21, 1999. George F. Currier. Funeral Mon. at 8 a.m. from the
DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral
Mass at 9 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, N. Chelmsford.
Visiting hours Sun. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in St. Mary's
Cemetery, Tewksbury. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME

OLIVE A. VEIGA
OF NASHUA, FORMERLY OF CHELMSFORD
Mrs. Olive A. (Sylvain) Veiga died Jan. 24, 1999 in
Nashua,N.H. 
She was married to the late Anthony E. (Bob) Veiga who died
April 15, 1995. 
Born in Waterville, Me. on March 26, 1917 the daughter of
the late Peter and Mary Jane Sylvain. She was a graduate of
Lowell High School with the class of 1934.
In her early years she was employed with W.T. Grant Dept.
Store in Burlington, Ma.
She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Chelmsford and
the Immaculate Conception Church in Nashua, N.H.
She enjoyed Sewing and gardening and playing Bocci. She was
a member of Nashua Senior Activity Center.
She is survived by two daughters Gloria Anne Lyons of
Andover, MA., and Janet Murphy of Nashua, N,H,m and a sister
Jeannette Hughson of Brookline, Ma., 12 grandchildren Patricia
Murphy , Nancy Murphy and Robert Murphy all of Nashua, N.H., John
Murphy of Pelham, N.H., John Lyons of Atlanta, Ga., Kathleen
Lyons, Mark Lyons, Michael Lyons, and Peter Lyons all of Andover,
Ma., Mary Phillips of Candia, N.H., Janet Cummings of Lunenburg,
MA., and Christopher Lyons of CO., and many great grandchildren. 
She was the sister of the late Lena Berry of Belmont, Ma., Leo
Sylvain, and Edmund Sylvain, both of Fl. and Raymond Sylvain of
Lowell.

FUNERAL NOTICE 
VEIGA, of Nashua, N.H., formerly of Chelmsford died Jan. 24,
1999. Mrs. Olive A. (Sylvain) Veiga. Visiting hours Tue. from 9
to 11 a.m. with a funeral service at 11 a.m. at the DOLAN
FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, Ma. Burial in St.
Patrick's Cemetery, Lowell, Ma. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL
HOME

GEORGE A. RASSIAS
OF NASHUA, NH
Mr. George A. Rassias of Nashua, NH, died Jan. 25, 1999 at
the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.
He was married to Mrs. Mildred (Iatron) Rassias with whom he
celebrated their 56th anniversary on Dec. 25, 1998. 
Born in Manchester, NH, on June 15, 1920, the son of the
late Arthur and Helen (Lenardkis) Rassias. He was a graduate of
the Manchester West High School with the class of 1938, and
Harvard Business School in Cambridge, MA.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. 
He was employed with Stop & Shop Markets until his
retirement in 1979, after 39 years of employment. 
He was a past member of the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox
Church of Lowell.
He was a member of the Chelmsford Lodge of Elks, B.P.O.E.
#2310.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons and daughters-
in-law, George and Linda (Quimby) Rassias, Jr. of Nashua, NH, and
Arthur and Suzanne (Monty) Rassias of Neenah, WI, a daughter and
son-in-law, Maureen and George Manekas of Nashua, NH, and five
grandchildren, Jason and Christopher Manekas both of Nashua, NH, 
Tara Rassias of Lowell, and Alicia Boucher and Krista Rassias
both of Neenah, WI.

FUNERAL NOTICE 
RASSIAS, of Nashua, NH, died Jan. 25, 1999. George A. Rassias. 
Funeral Thur. at 10 a.m. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX
ST. CHELMSFORD. Visiting hours Wed. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial
in the Westlawn Cemetery, Lowell. In lieu of flowers, donations
in Georges' name may be made to Hospice Care of Nashua, 22
Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL
HOME 

LEONARD J. "UNCLE" SHEEHAN
OF CHELMSFORD, RECEIVED PURPLE HEART IN W.W.II
Mr. Leonard J. "Uncle" Sheehan of Chelmsford, died Jan. 27,
1999 at the Northwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in
Lowell.
Born in Lowell, on Aug. 23, 1917, the son of the late Thomas
F. and Harriet (Fox) Sheehan. He was a graduate of Lowell High
School with the class of 1935, where he was a Boy Officer. He
attended the Lowell Commercial College, and Merrimack College. 
He graduated from North Eastern University with a Bachelors
Degree in Business Administration.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II, where he
received the Purple Heart in June 1944 for wounds he received
while on duty in France. He also received many other valours
including the Bronze Star Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge,
and the Bronze Service Stars. 
He was employed with Hanscom Air Force Base for many years.
He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church of
North Chelmsford, where he was an Usher and Past President of the
St. Vincent de Paul Society, and St. Margaret's and Scared Heart
Church both of Lowell.
Leonard moved to Chelmsford in the early 1960's from Lowell,
and was a member of the National Assoc. of Retired Federal
Employees, Chapter 0360, and the V.F.W. Walker-Rogers Post 662 in
Lowell.
He is survived by two sisters-in-law, Helen Sheehan of
Lowell, and Irene Sheehan of Pelham, NH, and several nieces,
nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews, including, Bridget
Reilly, Andrea Reilly, Frank Reilly, Kevin & Lynne Reilly, Kelly
Genotor, Kimberly Reilly, Sharon Witts, Chilla Maher, Donna
Abisi, James Sheehan, John Sheehan, Robert Sheehan, Thomas "Tiny"
Sheehan, Robert Sheehan, Thomas "Buddy" Sheehan, and James M.
Brooks, III.
He was the brother of the late Harry Sheehan, Thomas
Sheehan, and Alice (Sheehan) Reilly all of Lowell, and Emma E.
Brooks, R.N., of North Chelmsford.

FUNERAL NOTICE 
SHEEHAN, of North Chelmsford, died Jan. 27, 1999. Leonard J.
"Uncle" Sheehan. Funeral Mon. at 8 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL
HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m.
at St. John the Evangelist Church, North Chelmsford. Visiting
hours Sat. 7 to 9 p.m., and Sun. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Burial in
the St. Patrick Cemetery, Lowell. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL
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