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Arthur A. Pellegrino

Arthur A. Pellegrino, 82, of Conway, died September 1, 1999 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, following a long illness. He was born in Meriden, Conn., and was the son of Annibale and Annamaria Luberti Pellegrino.

Mr. Pellegrino moved to North Conway in 1973, and Conway in 1983. He was a book distributor for many years, and prior to retiring in 1983, was co-owner of the former Arend's Motel for ten years. He was also a member and former Conway Area President of AARP, and for several years volunteered in the Meals on Wheels program.

His family includes his wife of 55 years, Esther "Pat" Casalaino Pellegrino, of Conway; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Skip Preece of Kennesaw, Ga.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Allen of Sweden, Maine, Sharyn Preece of Wakefield, Mass., and James Preece of Acworth, Ga.; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in Conway Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday from 7-9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home, North Conway.

George Albert Hewitt Sr.

George Albert Hewitt Sr., 80 of Freedom died on Monday, August 30, 1999 at the Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.

He was born July 24, 1919 in Saugus, Mass., son of the late James A. and Marian Miller Hewitt. He had summered in Freedom since 1956, moving there 19 years ago from Reading, Mass.

Mr. Hewitt worked as a sales rep. for Continental Can Co. for 39 years. He served his country for 22 months in the South Pacific with the United States Army 182nd infantry during World War II.

He was a member of the VFW Post 2394 in Melrose, Mass., Mount Vernon-Galilean AF&AM Masonic Lodge in Malden, Mass., Carroll Lodge 57 in Freedom, Reading Commandery 50 Knights Templar, Reading Mass., Reading Royal Arch Chapter in Reading, Mass., and the Wolfeboro Area Bridge Club.

Mr. Hewitt recently celebrated his 80th birthday with many friends and relatives at the Bittersweet Restaurant in Wolfeboro.

His family includes his wife, Beverly Merrill Hewitt, of Freedom; a son, George Albert Hewitt Jr. of Eugene, Oregon; two daughters Cheryl Lombardi of West Warwick, R.I. and Deirdre Dunlea of Londonderry; a sister, Ruth Shakespeare of Needham, Mass.; seven grandchildren, a niece and a nephew.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Woburn St., Reading, Mass. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, Mass.

Winfield W. Adams

Winfield W. Adams, 77, of Stoneham, Maine, died Tuesday, August 31, 1999 at his home. He was born April 28, 1922 in North Lovell, Maine, the son of Jessie and Bessie Flint Adams, and was educated in North Lovell schools.

He was a World War II army veteran and while in the service married M. Frances Pendleton. He worked for Diamond Match Lumber Mill and 15 years for John Fox Lumber Mill in Lovell. Most of his life he was also a Maine Guide. He was a member of the Fryeburg-Lovell VFW, Delta Lodge of Masons, Kezar Lake Grange, Lovell Lions, Lovell and Stoneham Fire Departments and Stoneham Rescue.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his grandchildren.

His family includes his wife, of Stoneham; two daughters, Elizabeth Kiesman of North Conway and Shirley Danforth of Center Lovell; three brothers, Arthur and Chester Adams, both of Stoneham, and Howard Adams of North Lovell; a sister, Eunice Grover of Lovell; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the North Lovell Cemetery with the Rev. Janice Wilcox officiating.

Donations in Winfield's memory may be made to the Stoneham Rescue, Stoneham, ME 04231.

Elaine C. Clancy Levine

Elaine C. Clancy Levine, 45, of Freedom, died on August 29, 1999 at her home, following a long battle with cancer. She was born in Wolfeboro, grew up in Ossipee, and lived in Freedom for 22 years.

Mrs. Levine graduated from Kingswood High School in Wolfeboro, and New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. She owned and operated a condominium cleaning service for the past ten years, and also worked at the Carriage Inn in North Conway. She was a very active volunteer with both the Kennett High School and Mount Washington Valley Ski Teams.

Her family includes her husband, Leonard Levine, of Freedom; two daughters, Jennifer L. Clancy and Emily J. Clancy, both of Freedom; her parents, Roy and Jean Campbell Eldridge of Ossipee; five brothers, George L. Eldridge of Jamestown, Calif., Jim A. Eldridge of Carlisle, Pa., Chet C. Eldridge of Center Ossipee, Michael R. Eldridge of Waynesboro, Va., and Stephen L. Eldridge of Center Ossipee; two sisters, Gloria J. Hoag of Sandwich and Ruthann E. Nelson of Ossipee; and 22 nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Margaret Anglican Church, Pleasant St., Conway, with the Rev. Fr. Angelo D'Onofrio, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. Donations in Mrs. Levine's memory may be made to Jen's Friends, P.O. Box 1842, North Conway, NH 03860.

Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home, North Conway.

Kenneth F. Vestal

Kenneth F. Vestal, 38, of Conway, died on July 20, 1999.

He was born in Boston, Mass. on January 23, 1961, the son of Lorraine and Melvin Vestal.
He was a graduate of Newton North High School, Newton, Mass., and was an auto mechanic by trade. He loved hunting and fishing.

His family includes his parents, of Newton, Mass.; his grandmother, Gladys M. Beatty of Newton, Mass.; three sisters, Deborah Hancock of Clinton, Mass., Linda Vestal of Norwood Mass., and Karen Naughton of Rockland, Mass.; a brother, David Vestal, of Derry; his sons; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and brothers-in-law, as well as many friends.

Helen P. Hoffmann

Helen P. Hoffmann, 85, passed away peacefully on July 31, 1999 in Glendale, Arizona.

She was an active member of Christ Church Episcopal, North Conway and enjoyed playing the piano for Merriman House and Clipper Home, and volunteered at Memorial Hospital. She and her husband owned the North Colony Motel in Bartlett from 1972 to 1986.

She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ralph E. Hoffmann in 1995.

She is survived by a son, Stephen R. Hoffmann of San Jose, Calif., and daughter, Lynn H. Deal of Newport Beach, Calif., and Whistler, British Columbia, Canada; and one granddaughter, Katherine Deal.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, October 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 10233 West Peoria Ave., Sun City, Ariz., with a reception to follow.

Elizabeth H. Egan Ford

Elizabeth H. Egan Ford, 73, of North Eastham, Mass., died Saturday, August 21, 1999 in Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, after a long illness. She was born and educated in Arlington, Mass., the daughter of the late Thomas H. and Mary E. O'Connell Egan.

Mrs. Ford was the first woman to be a licensed stock trader on the New York Stock Exchange. She worked for Smith Barney in their Boston office from 1948-1951. From 1965 to 1983 she worked for Sears, Roebuck and Co. in the Natick, Mass., store. She was the person who initiated the licensing of Boy Scouts of America uniforms and other Boy Scout gear through Sears stores.
She was the president of the Gile Road Beach Association in Eastham, Mass., director of the Eagle Ridge Condominium Assoc. in Bartlett, and an avid skier in New Hampshire.

She and her family had been summer residents of North Eastham, Mass., since 1965 and a year-round resident since 1987.

Her family includes her husband, John W. Ford Jr.; three sons, Michael F. Ford of Wellfleet, Mass., John T. Ford of Bedford, and David A. Ford of Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii; a daughter, Susan E. Benton of Wellfleet, Mass.; a brother, David Egan of Westford, Mass.; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Donations in Mrs. Ford's memory may be made to Children's Hospital, c/o Development Office, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115; Joslin Diabetes Center, 77 Dedham St., Canton, MA, 02021; or to American Cancer Society, 1115 West Chestnut St., Brockton, MA 02401.

Arrangements are by the Nickerson Funeral Home, Orleans, Mass.

Alfred 'Yonka' Morey

Alfred "Yonka" Morey, 69, of Douglasville Rd. in Bridgton died Thursday, Aug., 19 at the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack while driving home on 302 in Bridgton.

He was born March 31, 1930 in Fryeburg, son of Harry and Nina McAllister Morey. He worked his whole life as a truck driver and at the time of his death, was working part time for Bennett Trucking in Lovell. he enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.

Besides his mother of East Conway, his family includes his wife of 42 years Bevery Libby Hewson Morey of Bridgton, their children Van and Donna Morey of Hollis Center, Wendy and Penny Cramblit of Oregon, Stephen Morey of Bridgton, Wayne Morey and Les Robin Morey of South Paris, Tom and Lala Hewson of Hillboro, Paul and Cathy Hewson, Dennis and Sandy Hewson, both from Harrison. One sister Louise Wales of East Conway, 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

At "Yonka's" request, there will be no service, interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, North Fryeburg.
Arrangements are made with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Dwight C. "Butch' Rogers Jr.

Dwight C. "Butch" Rogers Jr., 37, of Fryeburg, died unexpectedly on Sunday, August 22, 1999 at his home. He was born in Middletown, Conn., the son of Dwight C. Rogers Sr. and Faylene Stewart Rogers.

He was educated in Rocky Hill, Conn., Bartlett, and Fryeburg Schools. At the time of his death, he was a greenskeeper for Lake Kezar Country Club in Lovell, Maine, and in the past ten winters he worked for Shawnee Peak Ski Area in Bridgton, Maine. He also worked as a painter. He enjoyed outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing.

His family includes his mother, of Stow, Maine; his father, of Kezar Falls, Maine; his wife, Annice Veitenheimer Rogers; a son, Tyler Rogers; a daughter, Ashly Rogers, all of Fryeburg; two brothers, Rickie Rogers of Kezar Falls, Maine and Dale Rogers of Canaan, Maine; a sister, Delight Mroz of Winslow, Maine.

He was predeceased by a brother, Paul.

Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Violet Eastman officiating.

Donations may be made in Butch's memory to the Rogers Children's Trust Fund, c/o Fryeburg Key Bank, 122 Main St., Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Cynthia N. Smith

Cynthia N. Smith, 65, of Glen died on Friday at her home following a sudden illness. She was born in Lynn, Mass. and was the daughter of Harvey and Priscilla (Odiorne) Newcomb.

Mrs. Smith grew up in Swampscott, Mass. and lived in Marblehead, Mass. for 38 years prior to moving to Glen in 1994. She graduated from Swampscott High School and Colby Sawyer College in New London.

Mrs. Smith was the co-owner of a family electrical contracting business in Marblehead, Mass. from 1956-1989. She later worked in customer service at National Grand Bank for 5 years, prior to retiring in 1994.

She was a member of the Old North Church in Marblehead, Mass., the
Boston Yacht Club, also in Marblehead, and the Wentworth Country, Club in Jackson. She was also a former president of the Junior Aid Society of the North Shore in Massachusetts.

The family includes: her husband, Robert C. Smith of Glen: two
daughters, Dale Watkoskey of Stuart, Fla. and Elizabeth Prelgovisk of
Oakland, Maine her sister Janice Tanguay of Saco, Maine; her brother, Harvey P. Newcomb of Swampscott, Mass.; her aunt, Barbara McGregor of Salem, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the First
Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway,. with the .Rev. William Gardner officiating. Burial will be in the North Conway Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

William B. Nichols Jr.

William B. Nichols Jr., 74, of Nashua, died at his home early Wednesday morning, August 18, 1999, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Nashua on November 26, 1924, a son of the late William B. and Mary Jane Charron Nichols Sr.

Mr. Nichols had been employed by the City of Nashua, Department of Public Works, for 11 years as a truck driver. He was an avid skier, having participated in the sport for over 35 years. He skied Tuckerman Ravine several times. He also played Santa Claus at numerous city functions in Nashua and in the North Conway area, and he would often wear his red hat while driving the Department of Public Works' trucks.

Mr. Nichols was a member of the Nashua Ski Club as well as the Massashussers Ski Club of Glen. He was a lifetime member of the Nashua Post 483, Veterans of Foreign Wars.

A World War II navy veteran, Mr. Nichols earned the World War II Victory Medal, American Area Medal, European Theater Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Medal. He ws discharged at the rank of Seaman First Class.
A few years following his discharge from the navy, he enlisted in the Air National Guard of the United States and the Air National Guard of New Hampshire. He received his discharge from the New Hampshire Air National Guard in November, 1951 and from the U.S. Air Force in May, 1952, with the rank of Staff Sergeant.

His family includes a daughter, Beverly Sloan of Lakeland, Fla; two grandchildren; a sister, Beverly Jensen of Nashua; four nieces; two nephews; a brother-in-law, Robert Moody of Sarasota, Fla.; and his wife, Anne Trinosky Nichols, of Boston.

He was predeceased by a brother, Clayton L. Nichols, and a sister, Phyllis Moody.

Visiting hours will be held in the Davis Funeral Home, Lock St., Nashua on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A funeral service in his honor will be held at the funeral home Chapel of Memories at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Patricia Henking officiating. Interment will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua.

Should friends desire, contributions in Mr. Nichols' memory may be made to Southern N.H. Medical Center, Attn: Public Affairs, 8 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.

Stephen Dye Garvey

Stephen Dye Garvey, 40, died suddenly on August 13, 1999 in Anchorage, Alaska, as a result of a rock climbing accident.

He was born and raised in South Weymouth, Mass., and graduated from Weymouth South High School in 1977. He played Weymouth Youth Hockey and spent many happy hours in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Next to his family, Stephen's greatest love was climbing, both rock and ice. He pioneered hundreds of climbing routes and was known as "one of the best ice climbers in Alaska." He moved there upon graduation from high school, entered the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, and lived there ever since.

His family includes his wife, Lynne Rollins Garvey; three children, Lindsay, Kyle and Denzil Garvey; his parents, William and Paula Garvey of South Weymouth, Mass. and Wolfeboro; his brothers, Paul Garvey of Collierville, Tenn., and Peter Garvey of West Lawn, Pa.; his sisters, Linda Garvey Dickey of Quincy, Mass., Anne Corson of Wolfeboro, Carolyn Swain of Farmington, and Irene Garvey of Tuftonboro; his grandmother, Mrs. George D. Black of Wolfeboro, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at St. Cecelia's Catholic Church in Wolfeboro on Saturday, August 28 at 11 a.m.

Cecile T. Gagne

Cecile T. Gagne, 69, of Albany died Tuesday, August 17, 1999, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Berlin, the daughter of Philip and Beatrice Laroche Villeneuve. She attended the Guardian Angel School and Notre Dame High School in Berlin. In 1946 she moved to the Conway area, where she was employed at the Conway Cafe until 1975. From 1975 to 1992, she was employed at Yield House, in the retail department.

Mrs. Gagne was an active and outgoing person who took great pleasure in the outdoors, and especially in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Since her retirement in 1992, she and her husband, Willie, wintered in Haines City, Fla.

Her family includes her husband of 51 years, Wilfred Gagne of Albany; her mother, Beatrice Villeneuve of Berlin; her children, Terry Gagne and Sandra Gagne, both of Fryeburg, Maine, Joanna Noyes of Chocorua; four brothers, Richard, Ronald and Norman Villeneuve of Berlin, and Fernand Villeneuve of Morrisonville, N.Y.; five sisters, Rita Dube of Milan, Lorraine Baillargeon, Lillian Colbeth, Olive Couture and Pauline Viens, all of Berlin; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her father, Philip Villeneuve, and by a sister, Jane Ayotte.
At Cecile's request, there will be no visiting hours. A memorial mass will be held at a later date.

Donations in her memory, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Cindy Russell Chase Liver Transplant Fund, P.O. Box 1826, Conway, NH 03818.
Arrangements are by the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee and Wolfeboro.

Richard G. Rouleau

Richard G. Rouleau, 42, of Bartlett, died on August 7, 1999 in Bartlett, following an accident. He was born in Fort Kent, Maine.

Mr. Rouleau grew up in Madawaska, Maine, and moved to the Mount Washington Valley in 1984. He graduated from Madawaska High School, class of 1975.

His family includes his parents, Roger and Camille Martin Rouleau of Madawaska, Maine; two brothers, Paul R. Rouleau of Natick, Mass., and David R. Rouleau of Madawaska, Maine; two sisters, Louise M. Peterson of Madawaska, Maine and Lise M. Auxier of Bangor, Maine; his paternal grandmother, Zelia Rouleau of Madawaska, Maine; and a niece and two nephews.

A memorial mass will be held in Madawaska, Maine at a later date. Burial will be in St. Thomas Cemetery in Madawaska. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Eunice M. Perry

Eunice M. Perry, 64, of Center Conway, died on August 14, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway following a long illness. She was born in North Conway and was the daughter of Arthur and Elsie Bean Day.

Mrs. Perry was a lifelong resident of the Conway area. She was a member of the Ralph Shirley American Legion Post 46 Ladies Auxiliary, and a former member of the Eastern Slope Emblem Club.

Her family includes three sons, Gary L. Perry of Conway, Thad W. Perry of Center Conway and Dean P. Perry Sr. of Chocorua; four daughters, Joan A. Drew of Center Conway, Joyce M. Perry of Somersworth, Janet L. Sherman of Plattsburgh, N.Y. and Norma J. Lusky of North Fryeburg, Maine; ten grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Leslie Day of Farmington; two sisters, Maxine Stimons of Fryeburg and Marilyn Fernald of North Conway; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Lorena A. Leavitt, in 1976.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Center Conway United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Wesley E. Palmer, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Conway Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Richard C. Kinsella

Richard C. Kinsella, 47, of Freedom, died unexpectedly Saturday, August 7, 1999 in Freedom. He was born January 19, 1952 in New York City, the son of Richard and Patricia Newcomb Kinsella.

Mr. Kinsella summered in Tilton until moving to the Ossipee area as a teenager. He had formerly worked as a truck driver for East Coast Lumber and Steve's Heating Oil. He enjoyed waterskiing and boating.

His family includes his wife, Shirley Ames Kinsella of Freedom; ason, Ricky Kinsella of Freedom; a step-son, Bill Tice of Tamworth; a step-daughter, Karen Nelson of Ossipee; two grandchildren, Courtney and Devlyn Nelson.

A gathering of friends will be held at his home this weekend. Arrangements are by the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee and Wolfeboro.

Paul M. Gallant Sr.

Paul M. Gallant Sr., 89, of Fryeburg, died Saturday, August 14, 1999 at the Bridgton Health Care Center in Bridgton, Maine. He was born in Newton, Mass., the son of William and Frances Johnston Gallant.

For 35 years he was a welder and maintenance person for the Boston Lockport and Block Co. From 1966 to 1992 he lived in Melrose, Mass., and came to Fryeburg from Billerica, Mass., in 1996.

His family includes two sons, Paul M. Gallant Jr. of Fryeburg and Richard W. Gallant of Lynnfield, Mass.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Alice T. Bean Gallant in 1991.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 19 at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody, Mass.

Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

John Phillip Poor

KENDUSKEAG, Maine John Phillip Poor, 74, of Kenduskeag, Maine, died peacefully at his home Aug. 6, 1999, after a brief battle with cancer.

He was born Aug. 2, 1925, in Boston, Mass., the son of Clarence and Maude Poor.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the South Pacific as an aerial photographer. He then became a licensed pilot and flight instructor working out of White Mountain Airport in North Conway and Dewitt Airfield in Old Town, Maine. He then worked as a news reporter for WLBZ Channel 2 in Bangor, leaving there to become an assistant to the general manager at WABI, Channel 5, in the early 1970s. He was then director of the Meals for Maine program in Bangor for many years. He retired in 1989 from the public relations department at Eastern Transportation.

His lifelong love was photography, which he pursued professionally as "The Photographer" working out of his home and taking thousands of portraits, wedding photos and scenic pictures. He won many blue ribbons at the Bangor Fair as proof of his expertise. He also shred his love of photography with others as a photographic instructor at the YWCA in Bangor, the adult education in Bucksport and the University of Maine. His other interested included collecting old bottles, gardening and HO railroading.

In addition to his wife of 45 years, he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Christina Poor and David Ferrelli, of Portsmouth; his son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Denise Poor, of East Corinth; his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Michael Kenny, of Veazie; three grandchildren, Eric Ross, of Bangor, Deidre Poor, of East Corinth and Bradly Kenny, of Veazie; and many friends.
He was pre-deceased by his sister, Marilyn Wright, and his daughter, Katherine Poor.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 1 p.m. at Thompson's Funeral Home in East Corinth. Friends may call on the family from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow at the Kenduskeag Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Katherine Poor Memorial Scholarship, c/o People's Heritage Bank, 1067 Union Street, Bangor, Maine 04401.

Patricia Warren

Patricia Warren, 79, of Lovell, Maine and Concord, Mass., died unexpectedly on August 3, 1999.

She was born in New Canaan, Conn., the daughter of Barbara Matlack Warren and Keith Faulkner Warren.

Miss Warren grew up in Lovell, Maine, and resided in the Washington, D.C. area until her retirement, and moved to Concord, Mass. She graduated from Fryeburg Academy, class of 1937, and attended the Mary C. Wheeler School in Providence, R.I. She obtained her bachelors degree from Simmons College in Boston, and advanced degrees from American University in Washington, D.C.

While residing in the Washington, D.C. area, Miss Warren was an educator working with young and special needs children. In her retirement, she volunteered her energies to Talking Books, a service that distributes recorded books to the physically and visually impared.

Her family includes her brothers, Willard Clinton Warren of Fryeburg and Timothy Matlick Warren of Concord, Mass.; three nephews, two nieces, and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Lovell, Maine, at the family home. Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Thomas W. Reny

Thomas W. Reny, 83, of North Conway, died on August 3, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a long illness. He was born in North Conway, and was the son of John and Alys Johnson Reny.

Mr. Reny was a lifelong resident of North Conway and graduated from Kennett High School, class of 1935. He worked at the Conway Highway Department for a short while, and owned and operated Tom's Variety Store in North Conway, for over 20 years.

He was the North Conway Country Club golf pro in the late 1930s, and he caddied for Babe Ruth. Mr. Reny was a member of the Mount Washington Lodge 87 F&AM, as well as the North Conway Country Club.

His family includes his wife, Ruth J. Reny of North Conway; two daughters, Leona A. Hill and Peggy R. Light, both of North Conway; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Phillip D. Reny of Center Conway.

Mr. Reny was predeceased by three brothers, Roy Reny, Andy Reny and George Reny, and by a granddaughter, Jennifer L. Hill.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Church of Christ, Congregational in North Conway, with the Rev. William P. Gardner officiating. Burial will be in the North Conway Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m., at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Donations in Mr. Reny's memory may be sent to Jen's Friends, P.O. Box 1842, North Conway, NH 03860.

Susan Osmer

Susan Osmer, 54, of Conway, died July 30, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a brief illness. She was born in Woodsville, and was the daughter of Harry and Margaret Adams of Orford.

Ms. Osmer lived in Orford for nearly 30 years prior to moving to Conway in 1997. She attended Conway Village Congregational Church, and inspired and made many friends at both the Kearsarge House in North Conway and the Kennett House in Conway.

Her family includes a son and his wife, Larry J. and Maryellen Osmer of Weymouth, Mass.; three grandchildren, James, Kevin and Stephen Mullen of Weymouth, Mass.; three sisters, Carol Riggie and Sandra Riggie, both of Woodsville, and Lorraine Williams of North Haverhill; two brothers, Bart Adams of Burlington, Vt. and Jon Adams of Piermont; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 7 at the Conway Village Congregational Church, with the Rev. Dr. Wesley Palmer officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Donations in Ms. Osmer's memory may be made to Kennett House, 25 West Main St., Conway, NH 03818.

Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Mary Lillian MacDonald

Mary Lillian MacDonald, 90, of Center Ossipee, died August 3, 1999 at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, following a brief illness.

She was born in Glastonbury, Conn., on August 9, 1908, the daughter of George and Mary Krar Strang. She was educated in Glastonbury, where she lived for 36 years. Later, she was a resident of the New Haven, Conn., area for approximately four years, before moving to Center Ossipee.

Mrs. MacDonald was a homemaker for most of her life. She worked briefly in tobacco fields and linen mills while in the Glastonbury areas.

Her greatest joy in life was caring for her family. She enjoyed cooking and sharing food with her many family members and friends. Her hobbies included flowers, crochet, taking long walks, and reading. She was an avid animal lover.

Her family includes her children, Forrest G. MacDonald of Tamworth, Richard MacDonald of Lakewood, Calif., Franklin R. MacDonald of Center Ossipee, Audrey M. Armstrong of Canaan, Marilyn R. Chatlos of Hartford, Vt., Linda B. Hamelin of Dracut, Mass., and Douglas O. MacDonald of Center Ossipee; three sisters, Elizabeth McClure of Willimatic, Conn., Julia Littlefield of Colorado Springs, Co., and Ruth Skinner of Glastonbury, Conn.; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a very special friend, Ethel Varney, of Center Ossipee.

She was predeceased by her husband, George Oliver MacDonald, in 1986, and by a son, Oliver MacDonald, in 1942.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, Center Ossipee. Burial will follow in Grant Hill Cemetery, Center Ossipee.

Robert Leonard Shea

Robert Leonard Shea, 36, of East Harwich, Mass., died on August 1, 1999 at Hospice House in Barnstable, Mass.,

He was born in Hyannis, Mass., and grew up in Dennisport, Mass., and was a graduate of Dennis-Yarmouth High School. Mr. Shea had been in construction for different companies, owning and operating his own company, Robert Shea Construction, for the last four years.

He was an avid fisherman and boater.

His family includes his wife of six years, Janet M. Stone Shea of East Harwich, Mass.; a son, Timothy Shea; his mother, Claire Shea of Dennisport, Mass.; his grandmother, Helen Barker of of South Yarmouth, Mass.; two brothers, John Shea and Christopher Shea, both of Dennisport, Mass.; and two sisters, Cheryl Witherell of Dennisport, Mass., and Patricia Lambert of Madison.

A funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. from the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Ave., South Yarmouth, Mass., followed by a funeral mass at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Church, Rt. 28 Harwich, Mass. Contributions in Mr. Shea's memory may be made to the Hospice House, 88 Railroad Ave, Barnstable, MA 02630.

William P. Rockwell

William P. Rockwell, died at his home in North Andover, Mass., on July 17, 1999.
He graduated from Middlesex School, Philips Exeter, Harvard College, Harvard Busines School and Boston College Law School. He was a member of the Trinitarian Congregational Church in North Andover, and on the board of directors at Davis and Furber in North Andover.

For 30 years he was owner and operator of Barnaby's Steak House in North Conway.
Mr. Rockwell was an avid tennis player who in 1963 received the Gardiner Ward Chase Memorial Bowl from the New England Lawn Tennis Association for the top honor for outstanding contributions for the development of tennis. Also, in 1994 he received a special recognition award for lifelong dedication to thedevelopment of New England tennis. He ran to Greater Lawrence and the Essex County tennis tournaments for over 40 years. Mr. Rockwell was also a nationally and New England ranked men's doubles player.

His family includes his wife of 47 years, Mabel Arlit Rockwell of North Andover, Mass.; his sons, Shawn Rockwell of Lisbon Falls, Maine, W. Bradford Rockwell of Salt Lake City, Utah, Timothy T. Rockwell of Andover, Mass; a daughter, Tiffany R. Jesudian of Concord, Mass.; his brothers, Thomas P. Rockwell of North Andover, Mass., and George G.D. Rockwellof Fairfield, Conn.; his sisters Mary R. Stewart of Wellesley, Mass., and Caroline R. Stevens of Amesbury, Mass.; and eight grandchildren.

Contributions in Mr. Rockwell's memory may be made to the Trinitarian Congregational Church, Elm St., North Andover, MA 01845.

Robert M. Greene

Robert M. Greene, 77, of Brownfield, Maine, died July 31, 1999 at his home after a brief illness.

He was born March 9, 1922 in Stafford Springs, Conn., the son of the late John M. and Agnes Fitzpatrick Greene.

Bob graduated from Wilbraham Academy in 1941. He served in the United States Naval Air Corps from 1942-1945, receiving a Purple Heart for wounds suffered when his plane was shot down in the North Atlantic.

From 1957 to 1977, Bob and his wife Jan owned and operated the Nereledge Inn in North Conway, providing hospitality to travelers and hearty home-cooked meals to the public. During that period, Bob was president of the Chamber of Commerce, served on the Board of Directors of the Community Center, was active in local children's and adult theater, and taught skiing in the Junior Ski Program.

In 1977 he moved to Brownfield, where he served as town clerk/tax collector for nine years before retiring to pursue his hobbies: skiing, gardening, camping, photography, walking by the ocean, and tinkering in his workshop.

His family includes his wife of 54 years, Janet M. Barnes Greene of Brownfield; three sons, Michael Greene of Deerfield, Timothy Greene of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Kevin Greene of Concord; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 5 at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Greene's memory may be made to Community Health Services, 107 High Street, Bridgton, ME 04009.

Arrangements are by the Baker-Gagne Funeral Homes and Cremation Service of West Ossipee and Wolfeboro.

John G. Grau

John G. Grau, 67, of Tamworth, died July 30, 1999, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro after a period of failing health.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY, and had lived in New York City for many years. He has lived in Tamworth for the past 10 years. He had worked as a cab driver in New York City for several years.

He was the widow of the late Janet (Greenbaum) Grau, who passed away Dec. 21, 1998.
He is survived by two sons, John G. Grau III, of West Chester, NH, and Kevin Grau, of Queens, NY; three daughters, Carol Rizzo, of Brooklyn, NY, Cheryl Oswald, of Diggman Ferry, Pa., and Alicia Gunzales, of Brooklyn, NY; two step-daughters, Nancy Hicks, of Long Island, NY, and Judi Anderson, of New York; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Grau, of Brooklyn, NY; and a sister, Alicia Brownsworth, of Long Island, NY.

There will be no calling hours. Services will be private.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice of Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.

Lord Funeral Home in Center Ossipee is in charge of arrangements.

Harold W. Clemons

Harold W. Clemons, 93, of North Conway, died on August 1, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a short illness.

He was born in Bartlett, the son of Elwin and Laura Trecarten Clemons.

Mr. Clemons moved to North Conway in 1929, and owned and operated Main Street Motor Mart for 40 years. He was a member and past master of the Mount Washington Lodge 87 F&AM, and a member of the North Conway Fire Department for many years. Mr. Clemons was also an avid hunter and fisherman, and he loved antiquing.

His family includes his wife of over 69 years, Leah Allard Clemons of North Conway; two daughters, Elaine C. Spratt of North Conway and Janet C. Howard of La Crescent, Minn.; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris S. Dodd of Worcester, Mass.; three brothers, Bruce A. Clemons of Bartlett, Donald H. Clemons of Washington, and James R. Clemons Sr. of Bartlett; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Clemons was predeceased by four sisters, five brothers and two grandsons.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, in North Conway. Burial will be in the North Conway Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Tuesday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. There will be a Masonic service Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

Jean C. Barnes

CHATHAM Jean C. Barnes, 73, died July 31, 1999, at her summer home on Long Lake in North Bridgton, Maine.

She was born in Franklin, Mass., on April 18, 1926, the daughter of Conrad and Jean Mather Fredrickson. She attended schools there and was a graduate of Franklin High School, class of 1942. She also attended and graduated from the Framingham Union Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1946. After graduating as an RN, she served with the Cadet Nursing Corps and worked as a private duty nurse. She then worked as the school nurse at Central School in East Bridgewater, Mass.

She enjoyed travel, camping, spending time at the ocean, and watching birds and other wildlife.

She married Harold "Bud" Barnes on May 10, 1946. He died on Jan. 9, 1999.

Surviving are two sons, Daniel R. Barnes, of Gilead, and Stephen H. Barnes, of Fryeburg; a daughter, Meredith A. Arnold, of North Bridgton; a sister, Ann Ramsey, of Jay; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral Home, 8 Elm Street, Bridgton, Maine.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, Maine 04037.

Rene J. Montour

BARTLETT Rene J. Montour, 58, of Glen, died July 30, 1999, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway following a sudden illness.

He was born in Fall River, Mass., and was the son of Armand and Medora (Grenier) Montour. He lived in Tiverton, R.I., for 20 years prior to moving to New Hampshire in 1984. He worked for Irving Oil Corp., since 1991, and was the assistant manager at North Conway Mainway. He was a former member and past master of the Little Compton Grange in Little Compton, R.I., and a 7th-degree member of the National Grange.
The family includes his companion of 20 years, Joyce E. Sheeran, of Glen.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Glen Community Baptist Church, with the Rev. William Stockhaus and Rev. Robert Novak officiating. Visiting hours will be today, Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Mary Alice Emery

FRYEBURG Mary Alice Emery, 67, of Pond Road in Fryeburg, died July 30, 1999, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.

She was born in Cornish, the daughter of Percy and Adelaide Sargent Scribner. She was educated in Cornish and Buxton schools. She lived in Fryeburg most of her life and was a homemaker.

Her husband, Donald F. Emery, died in 1996. She was also pre-deceased by a son, Kenneth, and a daughter, Dorothy.

She is survived by one son, Donald E. Emery, of Fryeburg; two daughters, Mary Ann Hutchins, of Fryeburg, and Barbara Brown, of Manning, S.C.; one sister, Kathleen Wentworth, of Porter, Maine; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg, with the Rev. Kenneth Turley officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg.

Donations in her memory may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, Maine 04037.

Helen J. Murray

Helen J. Murray, 87, of Conway, died on July 29, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a brief illness. She was born in Conway, and was the daughter of George and Carrie Littlefield Chase.

Mrs. Murray grew up in Conway and lived in Boston for most of her adult life, prior to moving back to Conway in 1971. She graduated from Kennett High School and Boston University, Class of 1956. Mrs. Murray worked as a bookkeeper for John F. Chick and Son for 13 years, and then was employed with the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, D.C. from 1942-1945. From 1945-1956, she was the Head of the Steno Pool for the First Naval District of Boston. She also worked at the Social Security offices of Stanford, Conn., and Boston from 1956 to 1971, prior to retiring in 1971.

She was a member of the Calvin Topliff Chapter 18 OES in Freedom; and for 73 years, Elmwood Grange 314 in Conway. Mrs. Murray was also an avid mountain climber and square dancer.

Her family includes her husband of 38 years, George K. Murray of Conway; a sister, Laura Gass of Conway; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a brother, George E. Chase, in 1983.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Conway United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Wesley E. Palmer officiating. Burial will be in the Conway Village Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the Conway United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 314, Conway, NH 03818.

Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home of North Conway.

Jennie C. Ragno

Jennie C. Ragno, 87, of Fryeburg, died Thursday, July 29, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Joseph and Lena Salvato, and was educated in Brooklyn schools.

She worked for 20 years as a telephone operator for AT&T, retiring in 1969. She was a life member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. She moved to Fryeburg in 1990.
Her family includes a daughter, Monica Hubbard of Fryeburg; a son, Joseph Ragno of Manhattan, N.Y.; a brother, Frank Salvato of Long Island, N.Y.; three sisters Rose Juliano, Angelina Cammarata, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Florence Devivo of Long Island, N.Y.; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Domonick J. Ragno, in 1988.

A memorial service will be held later in Brooklyn, N.Y. Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.


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