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Mildred E. Goodrich

Mildred E. Goodrich, 78, of North Conway, died November 3, 1999 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, after a long illness. She was born in North Conway, August 29, 1921, the daughter of Irving and Mame Cook Eastman, and was a lifelong resident of the valley.

Mrs. Goodrich worked as a chambermaid at the Eastern Slope Inn and the White Trellis Motel in North Conway. She also worked in the home of the Bob Bell family, and prior to retirement, worked in the shipping department of the former Carroll Reed's for many years.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in North Conway.

Her family includes two daughters, Carolyn J. Munro of North Conway and Helen E. "Boomie" Hill of West Fryeburg, Maine; a son-in-law, Peter Munro of North Conway; ten grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a nephew, Richard L. Eastman of North Conway; and two great-nieces.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles I. Goodrich, in 1947, and by two grandchildren, Suzanne Lynn Munro in 1963, and Walter C. Munro in 1992. She was also predeceased by her brother, Leon P. Eastman, in 1997.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in North Conway, with a graveside service to follow in the North Conway Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours.

Donations in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, North Conway, NH 03860, or to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, Bridgton, Maine.
Arrangements are by Furber and White Funeral Home, North Conway.

Mary E. Moore

Mary E. Moore, 57, of Guilford, Maine, died November 2, 1999 at a Dexter, Maine health care facility. She was born March 26, 1942 in North Chatham, the daughter of Dean and Evangeline Dyer Charles.

She was a member of the Guilford Assembly of God Church, and worked for many years in the Lord's work.

Her family includes five sisters, Ruth Dyer of Abbott, Maine, Anita Buswell of Fryeburg, Doris Ela of Fryeburg, Norma DiPierro of South Portland, Maine, Sadie Day of Guilford, Maine; a brother, George Charles of North Fryeburg; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Guilford Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Joseph Gioia officiating. Graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Riverside Cemetery in North Fryeburg.

Donations in her memory, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the May Regional Hospital Ambulance Service, c/o Mayo Regional Hospital, West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Arrangements are being handled by Crosby and Neal Funeral Home, Guilford, Maine.

Eleanor J. Mitchell

Eleanor J. Mitchell, 82, of Parsonsfield, Maine, died Sunday, October 31, 1999 at the Chestnut Hill Benevolent Association in Brookline, Mass., following a brief illness. She was born May 6, 1917 in Norfolk, Va., a daughter of Lester and Margaret Flint Jacobs.

She was the daughter of a career officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, and moved around the country. She attended schools in Virginia and Louisiana, and attended Louisiana State University. Her mother was a writer, and won the Dodd-Mead novel of the year prize in 1937, and moved the family to Maine.

Mrs. Mitchell married in 1941 and served as a WAC from 1943 to 1945. Together with her husband, they settled in Lawrence, Mass., before moving to Delaware. She moved back to Maine in 1967 and taught special education at the Porter Elementary School. She finished her college degree at the University of Maine in Gorham in 1974, and retired from teaching in 1976.
She was active in the North Parsonsfield Public Library and the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Fryeburg. She enjoyed knitting and sewing, bird watching, travel and reading, and was active in a neighborhood book club.

Her husband of 52 years, Alexander Mitchell, died in 1993.

Her family includes a son, Ralph A. Mitchell of Limington, Maine; two daughters, Sara M. Gallant of Waldoboro, Maine, and Elizabeth J. Ward of Parsonfield, Maine; a brother, Ellis Jacobs of Mullen, Neb.; a sister, Edith Sternberg of Woodbury, Conn.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial gathering will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Parsonsfield Public Library. Sara Gallant will offer readings and will be assisted by Rev. J. Bradbury Mitchell. For those who desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the library or the church. Arrangements are by Heald Funeral Home, Limerick Chapel.

Pearl C. McAlister

Pearl C. McAlister, 92, of Lovell, Maine, died Sunday at the Fryeburg Health Care Center. She was born in Lovell, the daughter of Herbert and C. Ella Jackson McKeen, and was educated in Lovell schools.

For many years, she and her husband, Rodolph E. McAlister, who passed away in 1991, were the estate managers of the Eastman Hill Stock Farm. While living on the farm, she planted several flower gardens which are still there today. She enjoyed spending time at her family property on Heald Pond.

Her family includes a nephew, B. Dean Stearns of Lovell, a niece, Nancy Pitman of Cornish, several great-nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Ina Stearns and a brother, John McKeen.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg with the Rev. Violet Eastman officiating. Burial will be in No. 4 Cemetery in Lovell.

Donations in Mrs. McAlister's memory may be made to Stoneham Rescue, Stoneham, ME, 04213, or to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, Bridgton Rd., Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Ida D. Moody

Ida D. Moody, 85, of Redstone, died October 28, 1999 at the Fryeburg Health Care Center, Fryeburg, Maine, after a long illness. She was born in Stony Creek, Conn., the daughter of Ozara and Maud Gagnon Desjardins. Mrs. Moody grew up in Lewiston, Maine, and lived in Bristol, Conn., in the 1940s before moving to Restone in 1949. She graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine, class of 1933.

Mrs. Moody had been a cook at the New England Inn in Intervale; she worked at the former Mears Heel Mill in Conway for several years, and also worked at the former Ben Franklin Store in Conway. Before retirement, she worked for over 30 years at the former Carroll Reed Distribution Center in Conway.

She had been a member of the North Conway American Legion Post 95 Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the former International Order of Redmen Ladies Auxiliary in Conway. She was also a former member of the Redstone Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

Her family includes a son, John R. Moody Jr. of Manchester; two grandchildren, Christopher A. Moody and Angela S. Moody, both of Manchester; a great-grandson, Christopher S. Moody of Manchester, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, John R. Moody Sr. in 1984, and by two brothers, Arthur A. Desjardins in 1996, and Norman O. Desjardins in 1963.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Donations in Mrs. Moody's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Yvette Levesque, Volunteer Memorial Chair, P.O. Box 214, Glen, NH 03838.

Mayo B. Cram

Mayo B. Cram, 86, of Fryeburg and Lovell, Maine, died Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at the Fryeburg Health Care Center. He was born in West Baldwin, Maine, the son of Delbert and Mary Baker Cram. He attended Baldwin schools and also a vocational high school in Springfield, Mass.

He lived in Lovell most of his life, and worked with the CCC in Evans Notch. He had been a logger, carpenter, and worked road maintenance for the state of Maine. He was a 60-year life member of the Greenleaf Lodge of Masons in Cornish, Maine, a life member of the National Trappers Association, a member of the Fryeburg Fish and Game, and Pythagorean Chapter OES.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and rock collecting.

His family includes John and Viola Cram of Fryeburg; Roberta and John Chandler of Lovell, Maine; a grandson, John Chandler; a step-grandson, Donald Eastman; step-granddaughter Elaine Strout, and a great-granddaughter, Lindsey Chandler.
He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Bell Cram, in 1991.

At Mayo's request, there will be no service.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Fryeburg Fish and Game, c/o Robert Sanderson, P.O. Box 89, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or to the Lovell Historical Society Building Fund, P.O. Box 166, Lovell, ME 04051. Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Caroline B. Littlefield

Caroline B. Littlefield, 94, formerly of West Brownfield, Maine, died Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at the Hicks Assisted Living Center in Fryeburg. She was born in Boston and grew up in Brownfield, the daughter of Harry A. Barton Sr. and Estelle Harvey Barton. She attended the old Bean Memorial High School.

Mrs. Littlefield was a long-time active member of the Kezar Falls Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, crocheting and especially animals.

Her family includes a son, Howard Cady of Baldwin, Maine; a step-son, Frank Littlefield of North Conway; a brother, Frank Barton of West Brownfield, Maine; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Howard I. Littlefield, in 1959.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Kezar Falls Assembly of God Church, with Pastor Herbert Wilcox officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Brownfield.

Donations in Mrs. Littlefield's memory may be made to the Kezar Falls Assembly of God Church, Kezar Falls, ME 04047. Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Donald B. Halpin

Donald B. Halpin, 72, of West Ossipee, died Monday, October 25, 1999 at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro, following a long illness. He was born in Everett, Mass., the son of the late Joseph P. and Viola Dean Halpin.

Mr. Halpin graduated from Saugus High School, Saugus, Mass., in 1945. After serving in the Merchant Marines, he was employed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and was a member of IBEW Local 104 for 33 years, prior to retiring in 1981.

He was an avid sportsman, serving as president of the Lynn Snowchasers Ski Club for two terms (1959-60; 1960-61), and was the treasurer of the Volunteer Yacht Club in Lynn, Mass., for two terms. He was also an avid musician, golfer, and fisherman.
His family includes his wife of 41 years, Jessie Bears Halpin of West Ossipee; four children, Judith A. Cox Rich of Moultonboro, Thomas E. Halpin of Virginia Beach, Va., Jane E. Patterson of Bristol, and Sheila S. Colby of Bristol; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Jean Waddle of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dorothy Bradford of Peabody, Mass.; a brother, Robert Halpin of Wells, Maine; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph D. Halpin, and two sisters, Myra H. Congdon and Carol Halpin Durgin.

There will be a memorial service at the Moultonville Methodist Church, Center Ossipee, on Sat., Nov. 6 at 2 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to VNA/Hospice of Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, or to Saugus High School Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 1305, Saugus, MA 01906. Arrangements are by Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee.

Johanna Harriet Bockhorn

Johanna Harriet Bockhorn, 66, died October 22, 1999 at her daughter's home after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born March 25, 1933 in Atlantic Highlands, N.J., the daughter of Dorothy Pearle (Stringham) and Harry Bockhorn.

She attended QBI in White Plains, N.Y., and attended and raised money for the United Methodist Church in Mamaroneck, N.Y. She lived in Tamworth from 1952 until 1967, when she moved to Mamaroneck to start her own business, which she ran until 1989.
In 1993 she returned to the Mount Washington Valley for her retirement.

Her family includes a daughter, Sondra-Tiffany Brendt Luttrell of Freedom and Parsonsfield, Maine; two sisters, Dorothy Reis of Rhode Island and Marge Driscoll of New Jersey; two brothers, Martin J. Bockhorn of Philadelphia, Pa., and Harry Bockhorn of Staten Island, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews, and many friends.

She was predeceased by a son, Andrew A. Basile, in 1977, and by a daughter, Nina Basile, in 1958.

There will be no visiting hours. A service will be held Wednesday, October 17 at 1 p.m. in The Memorial Hospital Chapel at the Merriman House in North Conway. Private services for family members will be held in New York on November 27.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Eric H. Styffe Sr.

Eric H. Styffe Sr., 81, of Portland, Maine died Thursday at a Portland hospital following a brief illness.

He was born in Worcester, Mass., a son of Harold and Ethel Carlson Styffe. Mr. Styffe attended school in Worcester and was a 1936 graduate of Commerce High School. While in school, Mr. Styffe was a talented athlete. He excelled in golf and basketball. At the age of 17 he hit a hole-in-one on a par four hole at the Green Hill Golf Course in Worcester. He was a finalist in the Massachusetts Schoolboy Golf Championship which was held at Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland, Mass., in 1936. Following high school, Mr. Styffe attended and graduated from Becker Business College in Worcester.

In 1942, he married Clemence Foster in Boston, Mass.

During World War II, Mr. Styffe served in the army in the European theater of operation. He was involved in several campaigns and battles.

In 1949, Mr. Styffe moved to Portland, Maine. In the early 1950s he became the owner and operator of Ricky's Tavern on Portland Street. He retired in1975. Mr. Styffe was a life member of the South Portland VFW Post 832, a member of the Westbrook American Legion Post, and a former member of the Riverside Golf Course.

His family includes his wife, of Portland; three daughters, Colette Lankau of Sudbury, Mass., Marcia Styffe Mancini of Gray, Maine, and Nancy Manoogian of North Conway; a son, Eric H. Styffe Jr. of North Conway; a sister, Irene McClure of Naples, Fla.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Conroy-Tully Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland, Maine. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Donations in Mr. Styffe's memory may be made to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund, 190 Park Road, Weston, MA 02493.

Clarence G. Walker

Clarence G. Walker, 89, of Fryeburg died Thursday, October 21, 1999 at the Fryeburg Health Care Center. He was born in Gorham, Maine, the son of Albert and Ellen Gilchrist Walker.

He graduated from Gorham High School and also from Gorham Normal School. For 38 years Mr. Walker taught industrial arts at Fryeburg Academy. He was a member of the Fryeburg Fish and Game Association, and the Retired Maine Teachers Association.

His family includes a son, Richard C. Walker of Milan; and two granddaughters, Andrea Walker Brown and Kathleen Walker Hanson.

He was predeceased by his wife of 63 years, Rita Smith Walker, in 1994.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 27 at the Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg, with the Rev. Violet Eastman officiating. Burial will be in Tory Hill Cemetery in South Buxton, Maine. Donations in Clarence's memory may be made to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177 Fryeburg, ME 04037 or the Fryeburg Fish and Game Association, c/o Robert Sanderson, P.O. Box 89, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

Judith A. Bell

Judith A. Bell, 56, of Center Conway died October 19, 1999 at her home.

She was born September 14, 1943, the daughter of Hugh C. and Geraldine Cushing Bell. She grew up in Wolfeboro and moved to Laconia in 1964. She moved to Conway in 1982. She had been a client of Center of Hope for 18 years.

Predeceased by her father in 1963, she leaves her mother, of Wolfeboro; a sister, Nancy A. Bell of Wolfeboro; her loving and devoted caregivers, whom she resided with: Eleanor Stearns and Rebeccah Stephens, both of Conway; and many friends in the Conway area.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Center Conway United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wesley Palmer officiating. Burial will be private.

Donations in Judith's memory, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the National Down's Syndrome Society, 666 Broadway Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10012-2317.

Arrangements are by Baker-Gagne Funeral Home of West Ossipee and Wolfeboro.

Philip S. Rader

Philip S. Rader, 47, of Intervale, died October 18, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway following a sudden illness. He was born in Columbia, S.C., the son of John and Helen Heald Rader, and lived in the seacoast area of New Hampshire for 16 years before moving to Intervale in 1997.

Mr. Rader graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1981. He was a partner in the law firm of Michael, Jones and Wensley in Rochester until 1997, when he joined the firm of Cooper, Deans and Cargill in North Conway, where he was able to enjoy the mountains he loved, and the practice of law.

He was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Pequawket Foundation and the Mount Washington Valley Economic Council. He was past president of the Rochester Chamber of Commerce and was named Outstanding Community Leader by the Rochester Jaycees. Phil was also past president of the Rochester Chapter of the American Red Cross from 1986-1988.
In 1993 and 1999 he was the recipient of the N.H. Bar Association's Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service for Strafford County.

He was an avid skier and hiker, having hiked all of the 4,000 footers in New Hampshire. Mr. Rader was a proud member of the Mad Dog Ski Team.

Phil was generous with his time, donating many hours to charitable organizations, most recently to the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation. He was a loving husband and father, and a great friend to many.

His family includes his wife, Ellen L. Gordon of Intervale; a son, Isaac C. Rader of Intervale; a brother, John F. Rader of Austin, Texas; a sister, Betsy Rader of Columbia, S.C.; and his mother, Helen G. Rader of Columbia, S.C. He was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gordon of Manchester.

A memorial service will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Bethlehem Hebrew Congregation on Strawberry Hill in Bethlehem, with Cantor Amy Mitz officiating. A reception will follow at Maplewood.

Donations may be sent to the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests, 52 Portsmouth Ave., Concord, NH 03301-5400.

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

Elizabeth T. 'Betsy' Heistand

Elizabeth T. "Betsy" Heistand, 81, of Jackson, died Sunday, October 17, 1999 at the Basset Hospital in Cobleskill, N.Y. after a sudden illness while on a trip with her husband. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Rev. Benjamin and Mary Hooff Rudderow, and grew up in Philadelphia. She resided in Alexandria, Va., for ten years, Colebrook for six years, North Conway for five years, and in Springfield, Ill., for 20 years prior to moving to Jackson in 1992.

A graduate of Agnes Irwin High School in Philadelphia, Mrs. Heistand was one of the first women trained by the U.S. Weather Bureau as a meteorologist, during World War II. Later she worked as a meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau at National Airport in Washington, D.C. for 12 years.

A member of the Audubon Society, she did volunteer work with the N.H. Audubon Society as a counter of peregrine falcons and eagles in the Crawford Notch area and Androscoggin region.

Mrs. Heistand was very active in the Episcopal Church and was a hospice volunteer. She was an expert fly fisherman, canoist, and an active dog obedience trainer. She was also an avid hiker and gardener.

Her family includes her husband of 45 years, Rev. Hobart H. Heistand of Jackson; and three cousins, Randolph Rudderow of Philadelphia, Pa., Thomas Rudderow and Peter Rudderow, both of Florida.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the family home, a half mile past Eagle Mountain House (on the left) on Carter Notch Road, Jackson. There will be no visiting hours.

Donations in Mrs. Heistand's memory may be made to the Carroll County Kennel Club, Conway, NH 03818. Arrangements are by Furber and White Funeral Home, North Conway.

George N. Papamechail

George N. Papamechail, 88, of Danvers, Mass., died Saturday, October 16, 1999. He was born in Salem, Mass., on May 11, 1911, the son of the late Nilos and Panagiato Kleros Papamechail, and was raised and educated in Danvers, Mass., and was a lifelong resident. He was a 1929 graduate of Holten High School.

Mr. Papamechail was a graduate of the apprentice program at the Boston Naval Shipyard, and was employed there for over 25 years. He had also been employed by Babco in Danvers, Mass., as a machinist.

He had been a longtime member of the Riverside Squares and Lynn Gun Club. An avid golfer, he was a member of St. Michael's Golf League, Peabody, Mass. He was also a former Town Meeting member in Danvers.

His family includes his wife, Josephine Salvo Papamechail of Danvers, Mass.; his sons, George N. Jr. of Peabody, Mass., Edward of Danvers; a stepson, A. Richard Miller of Las Vegas, Nev.; his daughters, Mary Cloutman of North Conway, Grace Nadeau of Manchester, Conn., Agnes Jalbert of Peabody, Mass., and Roslyn Gorman Nemphos of York, Maine; his brothers, Eletherious "Pappy" Papamechail of Beverly, Mass. and Constantine "Pappy" Papamechail of Peabody, Mass.; his sisters, Vaselia Varutsos of Peabody, Mass., and Anna Federico of Wakefield, Mass.; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held Wednesday at noon at St. Vasilios Church, Peabody, Mass. Donations in Mr. Papamechail's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1 Kendal Square, Building 200, Cambridge, MA 02139.

Arrangements are by C.R. Lyons and Sons Funeral Home, Danvers, Mass.

Thelma B. Davis

Thelma B. Davis, 51, of North Conway, died Oct. 16, 1999, at her home following a lengthy illness.

Born in North Conway, the daughter of C. Henry and Elizabeth (Reed) Davis, she was a lifelong resident of North Conway.

She graduated from Kennett High School, class of 1966, and received an associate degree from Burdette College in Boston.

She had been a bookkeeper at the former Jesse E. Lyman Shell Station in North Conway for five years, and had worked at the former Top Furniture in North Conway and Northeast Glass Company in North Conway. Later she worked at the Cliffside Restaurant in North Conway for 12 years, and for the past 10 years she was employed at the Peking Restaurant, also in North Conway.

The family includes her twin brother, Richard R. Davis, of North Conway; and two cousins, Abbott W. Thompson, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Phillip S. Morse, of Kennebunkport, Maine.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the First Church of Christ Congregational, with the Rev. William Gardner, pastor, officiating. Burial will take place in the Davis-Dinsmore Cemetery on the West Side Road in North Conway. There will be no visiting hours.

Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Yvette Levesque, Volunteer Memorial Chairperson, P.O. Box 214, Glen, NH 03838-0214. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Maryann Gay Smith

Shirley Maryann Gay Smith, 72, of Effingham, died Wednesday, October 13, 1999 after a long illness.

She was born February 3, 1927 in Attleboro, Mass., the daughter of the late Harold and Dorothy Mayers Gay. She had lived most of her life in Massachusetts, moving to Effingham in 1991.

Mrs. Smith worked as an enamel charger for Robbins Company for many years.

Her family includes her husband, Murray Smith of Effingham, whom she married in 1977; two daughters, Carol McLellan of RioRancho, N.M. and Lyn White of Attleboro, Mass.; a stepson, Bryan Smith of Attleboro, Mass.; a sister, Celeste Williams of Manakin-Sabot, Va.; a brother, Harold Gay Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M.; four grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Calling hours will be Sunday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home, Rt. 16, West Ossipee. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Church, Center Ossipee, with Rev. Timothy O'Donell officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Plymouth, Mass.

Bernadine E. Burnell

Bernadine E. Burnell, 41, of Fryeburg, died Tuesday, October 12, 1999 at her home, after a 14-month battle with cancer. She was born in Denmark, Maine, the daughter of Bernard and Alice Barton Graffam, and graduated from Fryeburg Academy, class of 1977.

Over the years, she had worked for Carroll Industries; Jeff's Cabinets; and for the past eight years worked for Pepsy Corner Cleaners in North Conway.

Her family includes her husband, Howard Burnell; a son, Scott A. Day; two daughters, Casandra L. Burnell and Amy Burnell, all of Fryeburg; her mother, Alice Graffam of Bridgton, Maine; two brothers, Robbie Graffam of Boothbay Harbor, Maine and Bernard Graffam Jr. of Bridgton, Maine; two sisters, Laurie Warner of Fryeburg and Tracy Massey of Denmark, Maine; her paternal grandmother, Avis Graffam of Sanford, Maine; and one grandson, Steven Day.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 Saturday at the Brownfield Memorial Park "opposite the Brownfield Church." Donations in Bernadine's memory may be made to the Fryeburg Food Pantry or the Fryeburg Recreation Department, both c/o Fryeburg Town Hall, 04037.

Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Debra Jayne Hill Botting

Debra Jayne Hill Botting, 45, of West Fryeburg, died Sunday, October 10, 1999 as a result of an automobile crash. She was born in Portland, Maine, and grew up in Fryeburg, the daughter of James and Fernie Record Hill. She graduated from Fryeburg Academy, class of 1973.

For the past two years she worked in the housekeeping department at the Attitash Mountain Village in Bartlett.

Besides her parents, of West Fryeburg, her family includes her husband, Wayne Botting; a son, James C. Botting of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Janelle L. Botting of West Fryeburg; a stepson, Steve Botting, of Florida; a stepdaughter, Carla Botting of Conway; her mother-in-law, Ardis Bean of Conway; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 16 at Riverside Cemetery in North Fryeburg, with the Rev. Marvin Milbury officiating.

Donations in Mrs. Botting's memory may be made to the Janelle Botting Scholarship Fund, c/o Key Bank, 122 Main Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Evelyn L. Sperry

Evelyn L. Sperry, of Bethel, Conn., and formerly of Brownfield, Maine, died March 25, 1999 at Glen Hill Nursing Home in Danbury, Conn.

She was born January 7, 1918 in New Gloucester, Maine, the daughter of Fred and Alice Conley. She was the wife of Norman B. Sperry, to whom she was married for 62 years.

Family members include two sons, Norman A. Sperry of Chesnee, S.C., and Jerald Sperry of Brookfield, Conn; a daughter, Alice M. Sobel of New Milford, Conn.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Norma Mills and Eleanor Wenzel, both of Brownfield, Maine.

A memorial service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Brownfield, Maine, on Saturday, October 16 at 5 p.m.

Marilyn Jean Pingree

Marilyn Jean Pingree, 62, of Denmark, Maine, died Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at the Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Bridgton, Maine. She was born in Westbrook, Maine, the daughter of George and Mary Allen Record.

She graduated from Westbrook High School and attended college for one year. She married Edmund P. Pingree 43 years ago, and moved to Denmark. For the past 33 years, she worked for the town of Denmark: tax collector, board of appeals, selectmen (where she was past chair), deputy clerk, deputy administrative assistant, and finally administrative assistant.

She was a member of the Denmark Congregational Church and served as deacon for many years. She was past matron of St. Moriah O.E.S., active with the Denmark Public Library, and was past chair of the board of directors; she was past treasurer of the Denmark Boy Scouts.

Besides her husband, her family includes her mother, of Cumberland, Maine; a son, Robert C. Pingree of Denmark; two daughters, Lee Ann Shand of Denmark, and Pamela Hale of Fryeburg; three brothers, Richard Record of Portland, Maine, George Record of Scarborough, Maine, and Charles Record of Casco, Maine; a sister, Evelyn "Mitzi" Duff of Cumberland, Maine; a special aunt and uncle, Ermelene and Fred Alexander; and four grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Denmark Town Hall, with the Rev. Gregory Young officiating. Donations in Mrs. Pingree's memory may be made to the Denmark Town Hall, "For the purpose of a new town sign." Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Eleanor Stankard Pyne

Eleanor Stankard Pyne, 86, of North Scituate, Mass., died suddenly on October 4, 1999.
She was born in Belmont, Mass., and was a graduate of Emmanuel College, Boston, class of 1934. She had resided in North Scituate for 40 years.

Her family includes her children, Nancy Barry of North Conway, Rich Pyne of Scituate, Mass., John J. Pyne of Scituate, Mass., Peppy Horley of Scituate, Mass. and Ted Pyne.
She was predeceased by her husband, E. Wallace Pyne.

A funeral mass will be held Friday, October 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis X. Cabrini Church, Hood Road, Scituate, Mass. Visiting hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Donations in Mrs. Pyne's memory, in lieu of flowers, may be made to The Road to Responsibility, c/o Ocean Village Office, 875, Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA 02050.
Arrangements are by McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer Street, Cohasset, MA 02025.

Virginia G. "Ginny" Promise

Virginia G. "Ginny" Promise, 72, of Fryeburg Harbor, Maine, died Sunday, October 3, 1999 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. She was born in Fryeburg on June 28, 1927, the daughter of the late Corey and M. Evelyn Emery Wales, and graduated from Fryeburg Academy, class of 1945.

For many years she and her first husband, George Griffin, who died in 1984, ran a logging and trucking business. From 1983-1991 she worked for the Green Granite Motel. She was a life-long member of the Bradley Memorial Methodist Church and was secretary for the board of trustees and the United Methodist Women. She was active with the Fryeburg/Lovell VFW Auxiliary.

Her family includes her husband of ten years, George Promise; a daughter, Kathleen Griffin Cossette, both of Fryeburg Harbor; a brother, Rodney Wales of Fryeburg Harbor; two sisters, H. Louise Morse of Bridgton, Maine and Lorraine Kneland of Adamsville, R.I.; two grandchildren; and four stepchildren.

She was also predeceased by a daughter, Rosalie, and a sister, Elsie Griffin.

Visiting hours will be from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bradley Memorial Methodist Church at Fryeburg Harbor, with the Rev. Richard Male officiating. Burial will be in the Bemis Cemetery, Fryeburg Harbor.

Donations in Ginny's memory may be made to the Bradley Memorial Methodist Church c/o Pat Wales, R. R. 1, Box 121, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or to the Saco Valley Fire Dept., c/o Webster Fox, HCR 68, Box 120, Fryeburg.


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