Miscellaneous Carroll County, New Hampshire Obituaries
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|Raymond W. Munroe
Raymond W. Munroe, 88, of North Conway, died November 19, 1999 at the Fryeburg Health Care Center in Fryeburg, after a brief illness. He was the son of John and Maud Johnson Munroe, and a lifelong resident of North Conway.
He graduated from Kennett High School, class of 1930.
His family includes two sons, Albert R. Munroe and Ronald R. Munroe, both of North Conway; two daughters, Arlene M. Pomerleau of Berlin and Sally A. Ellis of Lebanon, Maine; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three brothers, Woodrow Munroe of Chatham, Ernest Munroe of East Conway, and Clayton Munroe of Rochester; two sisters, Isabel DeVoie and Helen Leggs, both of Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the North Conway Cemetery.
Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home, North Conway.
Kenneth I. Morse
Kenneth I. Morse, 59, of North Waterford, Maine, died Monday November 22, 1999 at the Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, Maine of cancer. He was born in North Waterford on July 16, 1940, the son of Irving and H. Louise Wales Morse. He was a graduate of Fryeburg Academy.
Mr. Morse served in the U.S. Army. He married Dee Dee Morse on April 13, 1965, and she predeceased him in 1993. Mr. Morse worked as a truck driver for most of his life. He had worked for Ed Thayer Trucking and most recently for Alvin J. Coleman & Son Trucking. Mr. Morse had also been working as a supervisor in his two sons' businesses, Wilson Excavating and Morse Concrete Floors, for the past eight months.
He was a member of the North Waterford Congregational Church and the World's Fair Association. Mr. Morse was an avid racecar driver and fan for many years. He started racing cars in 1957 and had been in racing for the past five decades at Oxford Plains Speedway. He helped his three sons get into racing cars and was a car owner and crew chief for them. Among the Morse family, they have had three championships at Oxford Plains Speedway.
His family includes his mother, Louise of Waterford, Maine; three sons, Richard of Waterford, Maine, Troy of Bridgton, Maine, and Michael of Waterford, Maine; two sisters, Martha Morse, and Ellen Bernier all of Waterford, Maine; four grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Donations in his memory can be made to the Stoneham Rescue, P.O. Box 42 East Stoneham, ME 04231.
Richard Tunis "Dick" May
Richard Tunis "Dick" May died Saturday at his home in Jackson. He was born on Little Squam Lake in Ashland on June 24, 1915. He spent many summers there, and grew up in Cohasset, Mass., attending Derby Academy. He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1937.
Dick was a pioneer and mainstay in the New Hampshire ski business, working for Carroll Reed Ski Shop in the 1930s, and then joining the Tenth Mountain Division of the U.S. Army where he was in Italy during World War II. This talent he brought home to the Carter Notch Clarion in 1946. He was a member of the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, Jackson Ski and Outing Club/Tennis Club, Jackson Resort Association, Jackson Historical Society, Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, White Mountain Attractions and a contributor to the New Hampshire Ski Museum.
He was honored as a Mount Washington Valley "Legend of Skiing" and for
20 years was a familiar face as the director of public relations of Wildcat
Mountain Ski area. He will be remembered for his irreverant humor and a
great love of music, particularly jazz.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the Jackson Community Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Jackson Historical Society, Box 8, Jackson, NH 03846.
George F. Lawton
George F. Lawton, 75, of Intervale, died Saturday, November 20, 1999 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine after a lengthy illness. He was born in Fall River, Mass., the son of Fred and Sarah Sullivan Lawton, and lived in Swansea, Mass., all of his life before moving to Intervale in 1980.
Mr. Lawton graduated from Joseph Case High School in Swansea, Mass., class of 1942.
A World War II veteran, he participated in the Normandy invasion, and served 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Sergeant Major.
His family includes his wife of 51 years, Jean A. Lawton of Intervale; three daughters, Kathleen B. Lawton of Kingston, Ont., Canada, Joan A. Lawton of Midland, Ont., Canada, and Karen J. Lawton of Toronto, Ont., Canada; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the OLM New Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 189, North Conway, NH 03860.
Dr. Robert F. Ficker
Dr. Robert F. Ficker, M.D., 83, of Kennebunk Beach, Maine, died Friday, November 19, 1999 at the Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford, Maine.
He was born April 10, 1916 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Robert V. and Eva A. Kaiser Ficker. He was a graduate of New York University, Bard College in New York, and served his residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.
Upon completion of his residency, he entered the U.S. Army and served in England during World War II.
After the war, he returned to Ogdensburg, N.J. and practiced there briefly before moving to Kennebunkport in 1953. Dr. Ficker specialized in family practice. He retired in 1982. He served as medical examiner for many years, continuing even after his retirement. While wintering in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he volunteered with Medivan, serving underprivileged neighborhoods with free medical services. He also continued to attend meetings and training seminars at Southern Maine Medical Center and in Florida, to maintain his medical license.
He was a member of the American Medical Association; the Maine Medical Association; New York University School of Medicine Alumni Assoc.; National Audubon Society; Laudhohn National Estuarine Reserve in Wells, Maine; the Arundel Lodge 76 Lodge of Masons in Kennebunkport; and the South Congregational Church.
His family includes his wife of 31 years, June Morton Ficker of Kennebunk Beach, Maine; five sons, Peter H. Hill of North Conway, Robert "Kim" Ficker of Fryeburg, William M. Hill of Wells, Maine, Donald B. Ficker of Machiasport, Maine, and Newell M. Ficker of Steamboat Springs. Colo.; and seven grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Charlotte C. "Tod" Ficker, who died in 1967.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the South Congregational Church, Temple St., Kennebunkport, Maine, with the Rev. Charles Whiston officiating.
Arrangements are by Bibber Memorial Chapel, 67 Summer St., Kennebunkport, Maine.
Rose Grande DiTaranto
Rose Grande DiTaranto, 87, of Fryeburg, died Saturday, November 20, 1999 at Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Bridgton, Maine.
She had formerly lived in Florham Park, N.J., East Hanover, N.J., and Florida prior to moving to Fryeburg six years ago.
He had owned the Cotton Cottage and Rosie's Sandwich Shop in East Hanover, N.J., and Whippany, N.J. She was an avid gardener and dressmaker.
Her family includes her children, Leonard DiTaranto of Sarasota, Fla.,
Charles DiTaranto of Orange City, Fla., Gerald DiTaranto of Deland, Fla.,
Frank DiTaranto of Chester, N.J., and Anna Marie Bagley of Fryeburg; 24
grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held from the Leonardis Florham Park Memorial Home, 210 Ridgedale Ave., Florham, Park, N.J. on Wednesday at 9 a.m. A service will be held at First Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m., with interment at Hanover Cemetery.
Cynthia L. Chase
Cynthia L. Chase, 45, of Conway died Friday, November 19, 1999 at Rhode
Island Hospital in Providence, R.I., following a long illness. Born in
North Conway, the daughter of Clifford and Marion (Smith) Russell, she
was a lifelong resident of Conway.
Mary A. Blomquist
Mary A. Blomquist, 74, of Albany, died Saturday, November 20, 1999 at
the Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She was born in West Medford, Mass,
the daughter of Frank and Catherine (Clark) Foody who came to this country
from Ireland in 1921.
Catherine L. Ferber
Catherine L. Ferber, formerly of Mamaroneck, N.Y., died on November 13, 1999.
She was the wife of Donald H. Ferber, Sr. and mother of Linda Balogh, Barbara Ferber and the late Judith Tanski and Donald H. Ferber, Jr. Ferber was grandmother of Carolyn McCarthy, Deborah Kilmot, Gregory Balogh, Sean O'Brien, Rory O'Brien, Tiffany Tanski, Arielle Garrison and Jessica Ferber.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 26 at Church of Our Lady of the Mountains, Main Street, North Conway followed by an internment at Ossipee Corner Cemetery, Route 171, Ossipee.
Donations in her memory to Christopher Reeve Foundation, P.O. Box 277, FDR Station, New York, NY, 10130, would be appreciated.
Norma W. Jones
Norma W. Jones, 65, of Madison, died November 16, 1999 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon, following a brief illness. She was born in North Conway, the daughter of Hibbert and Ardis Fales Warner, and moved to Madison in 1956.
Mrs. Jones delivered U.S. Mail between Silver Lake and Snowville for over 30 years. Most recently, Chuch Roast Outlet Store in North Conway employed her. She was a supervisor of the checklist in Madison, for many years.
Her family includes her husband of 44 years, Richard D. Jones of Madison; a son, Michael R. Jones of Nashua; two daughters, Marjorie L. McCauley of Attleboro, Mass.; and Nancy Marie Powers of Rehoboth, Mass; five grandchildren; her mother, Ardis F. Hapgood of Kearsarge; a brother, Frank T. Warner of Ossipee; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Anglican Church, Pleasant St., Conway, with the Rev. Angelo D'Onofrio, rector, officiating. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations in Mrs. Jones' memory may be made to Angels and Elves, P.O. Box 546, Glen, NH 03838 or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Yvette Levesque, Volunteer Memorial Chair, P.O. Box 214, Glen, NH 03838.
Viola F. Hudson
Viola F. Hudson, 82, of North Conway, died November 14, 1999 at the Merriman House in North Conway. She was born in Salem, Mass., the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Griffin McGee, and lived in New Port Ritchey, Fla., for over 30 years prior to moving to North Conway in 1997.
She attended school in Massachusetts, and loved to travel.
Her family includes a daughter, Geraldine A. Ferguson of Casco, Maine; ten grandchildren, Cynthia McInerney of Conway, Deborah Crotty of North Reading, Mass., Linda O'Neill of Raymond, Maine, Lynn Malbert of Oviedo, Fla., Robyn Akatyszewski of Wakefield, Donald Ferguson of Lynn, Mass., Charles Hudson of Gonic, Raymond Ferguson of Lynn, Mass., and Thomas Ferguson and Timothy Fergurson, both of Billerica, Mass., 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Harold E. Hudson, in 1997, and by a son, Everett C. Hudson, in 1995.
A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 20, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. There will be no visiting hours. Donations in Mrs. Hudson's memory may be made to the OLM New Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 189, North Conway, NH 03860.
Arrangements are by the Furber and White Funeral Home, North Conway.
Myra L. Boothby
Myra L. Boothby, 82, of Portland, Maine, died November 14, 1999 at Maine Medical Center, Portland, after many years at Seaside Nursing Home, Portland.
She was preceeded in death by her husband, Gerald, and a sister, Ruth Bailey of Harrison, Maine.
She leaves a sister, Marjorie Havener of Waterford, Conn. a brother, Earl Webb of Gardiner, Maine, and a sister, Shirley Munn of Tamworth, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, November 17 at 1 p.m. in Brooklawn Cemetery, 2002 Congress St., Portland, Maine.
Russell Q. Pecunies
Russell Q. Pecunies, 74, of Ossipee and formerly of Wolfeboro, died Thursday, November 11, 1999 at his home.
He was born July 2, 1925 in Newington, the son of the late Otto and Eleanor Fernald Pecunies, and lived most of his life in Wolfeboro. He moved to Ossipee in 1996 when he married his wife, June Averill Lunt Pecunies.
During World War II, he fought at the Battle of the Bulge with the United States Army as a Sergeant.
Mr. Pecunies attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, worked as a milkman for the former Brewster Dairy for over 23 years, owned and operated Russ Pecunies Trucking Service, and worked at the Portsmouth Navy Yard as a marine machinist, retiring in 1992.
He was a member of the Water Village Community Church, a past master
of the Morning Star Masonic Lodge in Wolfeboro, and a present member of
the Ossipee Valley Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Bektash
Temple, the Samadia Shrine Club 6 Masonic District, the American Legion,
the Odd Fellows, and the Whittier Lions Club.
Calling hours will be Sunday, Nov. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home, 85 Mill Street, Wolfeboro. A masonic service will be held during the evening calling hours. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Water Village Community Church, Water Village, Ossipee. Rev. Elmore Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in Grant Hill Cemetery in Center Ossipee.
Donations in Mr. Pecunies' memory may be made to VNA-Hospice of Southern Carroll County and Vicinity, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
Arrangements are by Baker-Gagne Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, West Ossipee and Wolfeboro.
Ernest H. Boucher
Ernest H. Boucher, 71, of Albany, died Nov. 12, 1999, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway after a long illness.
Born in New Milford, Conn., the son of Albert and Eva (Lavery) Boucher, he moved to the Conway area in 1974.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a retired machinist and had worked at Spaulding Fiber Optics in Rochester and Maine Machine Company in Norway, Maine. He started his own machine company, Boucher Company, in 1977 and operated it until he retired in 1997. He was an avid fisherman.
The family includes his wife of 50 years, Claire (Simpson) Boucher, of Albany; five daughters, Sandra J. Burch, of Sevierville, Tenn., Laurie C. Sawyer, of New Hampton, Suzanne B. Sawyer, of South Paris, Maine, Jacqueline M. Delclos, of Malta, N.Y., and Lisa J. Pomerleau, of Keene; two sons, Jeffrey E. Boucher and Joseph H. Boucher, both of Center Cownay; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Julie Cuchara, of Southbury, Conn.; of Gertrude Sanders, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church. Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountains Cemetery. Visiting hours will be today, Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Yvette Levesque, Volunteer Memorial Chairperson, P.O. Box 214, Glen, NH 03838-0214.
Margrett R. Ranco
Margrett R. Ranco, 79, of Albany, died November 9, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a sudden illness. She was born in Conway, the daughter of Erick and Myrtle Harriman Nolan, and was a lifelong resident of the Mount Washington Valley.
Mrs. Ranco was a graduate of Kennett High School, and a member of the
Mrs. Ranco had been a member of the North Conway Community Choir.
Her family includes her husband of 18 years, Frederick W. Ranco of Albany; two step-daughters, Lorraine and Eva, of Maine; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a foster sister, Mary Leavitt of Albany; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home, North Conway, with the Rev. Pojen Lee officiating. Burial will be in the Conway Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Francis W. Kerrigan
Francis W. Kerrigan, 72, of Center Conway, died unexpectedly on November 11, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway. He was born in Woburn, Mass., the son of Francis and Grace Tanner Kerrigan, and had been a longtime resident of Woburn before moving to the Conway area in 1980.
Mr. Kerrigan worked for the Reading (Mass.) Tree Department for 20 years and after moving to Conway he was very active with the Conway Scenic Railroad.
His family includes three daughters, Karen Street of Woburn, Mass., Karol Simon of Billerica, Mass., and Kristine Martin of Dracut, Mass.; a son, Mark Kerrigan of Lowell, Mass.; four grandchildren; three brothers, Richard Kerrigan, Peter Kerrigan, and Robert Kerrigan, all of Woburn, Mass.; a sister, Jean McColough of Stratham; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Emma Dow Kerrigan, in 1997.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home, North Conway, with the Rev. William R. Stockhaus, pastor of the Glen Community Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the North Conway Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. prior to the service.
Willard J. Bushey
Willard J. Bushey Jr., 63, of North Conway, died Friday, November 5, 1999 at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway. He was born in Morrisville, Vt., on June 8, 1936, the son of Willard J. Bushey and Helen Gendron Bushey.
He had worked as a woodsman and operated a firewood business known as Grandpa Bushey's Firewood. He served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1958. He lived in North Conway, coming from the Norway/South Paris, Maine area.
His family includes his wife, Sharon Britton Bushey, whom he married September 3, 1976; his mother, Helen Tilley of Laconia; three daughters, Sarah J. Bushey, Deborah Bushey, and Rebekah Bushey, all of Conway; seven sons, Seth D., Abraham I., and Timothy A., all of Conway, Jeremy D., and Jeffrey A., both of Ossipee, James D. of Albany, and Joseph F. of Otisfield, Maine; ten grandchildren; three sisters, Louise, Linda and Ramona; and three brothers, Edwin, John and Henry.
Donations in Mr. Bushey's memory may be made to the family fund, care of Sharon Bushey, 30 Lamplighter Park, North Conway, NH 03860.
Roland A. Houde
Roland A. Houde, 82, of Wakefield, Mass., died Wednesday, November 3, 1999 at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Constance "Connie: A. Dugas Houde, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.
He was born and raised in Lynn, Mass., and attended St. Jean the Baptist grade school and Lynn Classical High School.
Mr. Houde was employed by the General Electric Company, where he worked in the stock room. He retired as a machine operator after 45 years of service.
He was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club, Polymnia Choir of Melrose, Most Blessed Sacrament Church Choir, and Most Blessed Sacrament Church Holy Name Society.
His family includes six daughters, Suzanne Chelidona of Eustis, Maine, Louise Lambrukos of Medford, Mass., Lorraine Sayward of Rochester, Jacqueline Phipps of Wakefield, Mass., Denise Sanford of Salem, and Marie Bartlett of Monkton, Vt.; three sons, Richard Houde of Stoneham, Mass., and Ronald Houde of Hampstead; a sister, Rita Bourgeois of Conway; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was brother-in-law to Louise Jodoin of North Conway and Albert and Norman Dugas, both of Conway.
Arrangements are by Philip X. Carr Funeral Home, 1159 Main St., Melrose, Mass.
William J. Wickers
William J. Wickers, 69, of Conway, died November 3, 1999 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, following a long illness. He was born in Beverly, Mass., the son of Thomas and Anna Novak Wickers Jr., and lived in Essex, Mass., for 21 years before moving to Conway in 1977. He graduated from Beverly, Mass., High School.
Mr. Wickers was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and fought in the Chosin Campaign in North Korea.
He was an equipment installer for the New England Telephone Company for 35 years in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts.
He was a member of the New England and National Chapter of the Chosin Few, and a life member and former chaplain of the D.A.V. He was also a member of the I.B.E.W. and the Telephone Pioneers.
His family includes his wife of 44 years, Patricia J. Wickers of Conway; five daughters, Carolyn V. Fennell of Harwich, Mass., Pamela A. Beck of Conway, Linda J.W. French of Gloucester, Mass., Jeannette L. Wickers of Conway, and Michele M. Wickers of Bartlett; ten grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas J. Wickers III of Trumball, Conn., and Francis A. Wickers of Beverly, Mass.; his mother-in-law, Virginia C. Porter of Conway; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
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 6 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home, North Conway. Donations in Mr. Wickers' memory may be sent to the New Hampshire Veterans Home, The Highlands, Tilton, NH 03276.