Miscellaneous Carroll County, New Hampshire Obituaries


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Ezra L. Shipman

BARTLETT - Ezra L. Shipman, 26, of Bartlett, died suddenly on June 14, 2000 at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway. He was born in Waterville, Maine.
Shipman grew up in Carrboro, N.C. and China, Maine. He lived in South Portland, Maine for two years prior to moving to the Mount Washington Valley in 1994. He worked making snow at Attitash Mountain for the past six years.
His family includes his wife, Sarah M. Shipman of Bartlett; his son, Jacob L. Shipman also of Bartlett; his parents, David and Susan (Kiralis) Shipman of China, Maine; his sister, Johanna Shipman of New York City, N.Y.; his paternal grandfather, Jerome Shipman of Potomac, Md.; his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Kiralis of East Vassalboro, Maine; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at a later date. There will be no visiting hours. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Anne V. Smith

CONWAY - Anne V. Smith of Echo Acres, North Conway, passed away on June 14, 2000 from natural causes, at the age of 86 at the Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center in North Conway.
Smith (or "Queenie" as she was better known to her friends) moved to North Conway in 1980. She was an avid golfer and loved gardening.
Smith was born and raised in Stamford, Conn. After marrying, she and her husband moved to New Canaan, Conn. where they owned "The Town Pharmacy" for almost 30 years.
After her husband passed away, Smith owned and operated an antique shop in New Canaan for five years and then moved to North Conway.
Smith is survived by two sons; Warren G. Mattiello of North Conway and Matthew F. Mattiello of New York, N.Y. and a brother, Jerry Vorlick of Summerville, S.C.

Earle P. Williams

BROWNFIELD - Earle P. Williams, 92, of Route 160 in Brownfield, Maine, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at the Fryeburg Health Care Center.
He was born in Ossipee, N.H., the son of Frank and Sarah Eldridge Williams. He attended schools in New Hampshire and Denmark, Maine. He lived in Brownfield most of his life and was a long-time woodsman. He also worked for Frankson's Furniture and Box Shop in Ossipee. He enjoyed being around kids and animals and just being outdoors.
He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Mildred Lane Williams, in 1996.
His family includes three sons; Earle P. Williams Jr. of Newfield, NH, Ralph Williams of Bridgton, Maine, and Rodney Williams of Brownfield; one daughter, Beverly Foster, of Brownfield, Maine; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Friday, June 9, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home on 12 Warren Street in Fryeburg, Maine. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 10, at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Violet Eastman officiating. The burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Brownfield.

Helen Susan Cooper

Helen Susan Cooper, 87, died Wednesday May 31,2000 in Lewiston, Maine. She was born March 8, 1913 in Bethany, Conn. She lived most of her life in West Haven, Conn. She relocated to Silver Pines in Fryeburg, Me. after an active life which included being President of the West Haven Women's Club and President of the West Haven Chapter of the AARP as well as involvement with the Red Cross, West Haven Historical Society, West Haven Community House, Adult Education, and the West Haven Seniors. She was also a top sales representative for Avon for a number of years. The past two months of her life were spent with her granddaughter, Linda Candelora her husband Michael and her family in Lovell, Maine.
She is survived by a daughter, Joan Derosier of Tamworth, NH, a daughter, Susan Froelich of Kingfield, Me., a sister, Dot Hackett of West Haven, Conn., a sister, Minnie Downs of Hamden, CT., a sister, Hazel Hoppe of Southington, Conn., 7 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by her husband Fred Cooper, a grandson, Eric Froehlich, a granddaughter, Karen Birkbeck, a granddaughter, Diane Meagher, and a sister, Florence Johnson.
A funeral service will be held Monday, June 5, at 10 AM at Wilson Funeral Home in Gray, Maine. Burial will follow in E. New Portland Cemetery, East New Portland, Me.

Gladys Jackson Paret

CHESHIRE, Conn. - Gladys Jackson Paret, 79, of Cheshire, Conn., died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at the Masonic Healthcare Center in Wallingford, Conn.
She was born May 3, 1921, in Babylon, Long Island, and was the daughter of the late Rev. William S. Jackson and Evangeline Harper Jackson.
She attended school in Connecticut and graduated from Hamden High School in 1938. She attended Douglas College of Rutgers University, receiving a bachelor of science degree in 1942. After teaching mathematics in Perthamboy and Haddonfield high schools for several years, she was employed by Equitable Life Insurance Co., and Vick Chemical Co., in New York City as an accountant, from which she retired.
She was the wife of the late Frank L. Paret, M.D.
She lived in Piscataway, N.J., for 23 years and raised four children. She was active in Christ Episcopal Church and in the League of Women Voters, chairman of the Shade Tree Commission and in the PTA, the Junior Guild of Christ Church, the Trowel Club and became an accomplished artist.
Mrs. Paret moved to Silver Lake, NH, with her family in 1969 and became active in the Silver Lake Sailing Club, Madison Garden Club and volunteered at Madison Library, and she was a founding member of the St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Conway.
She is survived by four children, Dr. Ronald S. Paret, MD, of Cheshire, Conn., Brian K. Paret, of Conway, Karen Arnold, of Littleton, Colo., and Dana Charles, of Pittsburgh, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 13, at 11 a.m. in St. Margaret's Church in Conway. The Stempien Funeral Home in Meriden, Conn., is in charge of arrangements.

Vera "B" Smith Fisher Kiburtz

MADISON - Vera "B" Smith Fisher Kiburtz, 90, of Madison, died on June 1, 2000, at her daughter's home.
She was born on Aug. 9, 1909, in Lunenburg, Vt., the daughter of the late George and Clytie (Hartshorn) Smith.
She attended Laconia High School at the same time as her daughter in the early 1940s. She was one of the first adults ever admitted to attend classes with high school students. She had a varied work history from her youth on. In the late 1930s, she and her first husband operated the laundry for the Eastern Slope Inn in North Conway. She was a ship fitter or welder working on the Liberty Ships at the Portland Shipyard during World War II. She later worked at the Kezar Falls Woolen Mill in Kezar Falls, Maine, and at the GE plant in Limerick, Maine. She was a member of Anna Stickney Chapter of the DAR in North Conway and a member of the Eastern Star in Maine.
Family members include her husband, Robert Kiburtz; one son, Bernard (Joyce) Fisher of Middletown, Conn. and Yuma, Ariz.; two daughters, Beverly Boyden of Claremont, and Florida, and Bernadette Edmunds of Madison; two stepsons, Allan Kiburtz of Simi Valley, Calif., and Robert S. Kiburtz of Fla.; 16 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, William K. Fisher Sr. in 1957, and a son, William K. Fisher Jr. in 1973.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Northern Carroll County, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, N.H. 03860. There will be no memorial service at this time.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.

James Howard Farrington

James Howard Farrington, 52, formerly of Lovell, Maine died Friday May 12, 2000 in Coshocton, Ohio. He was born June 13, 1947 in Lovell the son of Ralph and Barbara Poole Farrington and was educated in Fryeburg schools. He worked in a sawmill until he became disabled.
Besides his parents he was predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence and Ralph Farrington Sr. Survivors include two daughters Lisa M. Farrington of Fryeburg and Wendy Whitelaw and husband Donald Jr., of Center Conway; two brothers Robert Farrington of Lovell and Richard Farrington of Lovell; one sister, Dottie Smith of Fryeburg; two grandchildren, Olivia and Nicolas.
A memorial graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday May 23, 2000 at No. 4 Cemetery in Lovell, with the Rev. Violet Eastman officiating. Arrangement are with Wood Funeral Home.

James D. Cahill Jr.

JACKSON - James D. Cahill Jr., of Jackson, died at home on May 16, 2000, after a long struggle with cancer.
He was born in 1926, in Bradford, Mass., the son of the late J. Dalton Cahill and the late Bertha (Dickens) Cahill. He attended Haverhill High School and graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover in 1944. He entered the U.S. Naval Officers' Program at Tufts College in that year and received his commission and bachelors' degree in mechanical engineering in 1947.
After active duty aboard the U.S.S. Pasadena in 1948, he joined his father at the J. D. Cahill Company, a paperboard manufacturing concern established in 1939, which has been headquartered in Hampton since 1960. He served as president of the company from 1960-87, and from then until his death as its chairman and CEO. During the 1970s he served as a director of the Specialty Packaging and Industrial Division of the American Paper Institute and as a trustee of the Mayhew Program of Bristol.
He ran track at Andover and sang with the glee clubs at Andover and Tufts. He was a respectable pianist, self-taught, playing by ear. In the late 1940s, he began skiing at Thorn Mountain and Cranmore in the Mount Washington Valley, and returned to the valley with his family in 1966 to ski many more years at Tyrol and Black. In 1987, he made Jackson his home after having lived in North Hampton for more than 25 years.
In July 1966, with a 3 wood and a Titleist 6, he hit a hole-in-one on the 192-yard old ninth hole at Abenaqui Country Club in Rye Beach. He served as the club's treasurer for several years. He was also a member of the North River Club in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish and of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and a Third Degree Knight of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Elizabeth (Boland) Cahill; his sister, Virginia Weldon of North Hampton; sons, Jim III of Concord and Bill and Jake of North Hampton; daughters, Ann Garry of North Hampton and Mary Beth Warlick of Kennebunkport, Maine; 11 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of sending flowers, please honor his memory with contributions to the charities of your choice.
A private Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of the Mountains in North Conway and a commitment service for immediate family will be held in Jackson. Memorial masses will be offered during the summer in Jackson and in Rye Beach, to which friends will be welcome.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Ethelwyn L. Steadman

WOLFEBORO - Ethelwyn L. Steadman, 92, of Sun Bridge Healthcare of Wolfeboro of Wolfeboro, died May 14, 2000, at Huggins Hospital.
She was born December 16, 1907, in Quebec, Canada. Ethelwyn graduated from Burdett College, Boston, Mass. She and her husband moved to New Hampshire in 1953, where she had been the tax collector in Tuftonboro for 21 years before retiring. She was a member of the Hikers Club, Helping Hand Hall and various church organizations.
She is survived by two granddaughters, Linda G. Eldridge, Tamworth and Lori Steadman, Northfield; a grandson, Steve Steadman, Wolfeboro; three great-grandsons, Kenny Steadman, T. J. Eldridge, Gary Diamond; two great-granddaughters, Sasha Steadman and Asia Leigh Steadman. She was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Kenton E. Steadman Sr., a son, Kenton E. Steadman Jr., and a grandson, Ricky A. Steadman.
Calling hours will be Thursday, May 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro. A funeral service will be Friday, May 19, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Townhouse Cemetery, Tuftonboro.

Ernest C. Warren

EAST BALDWIN, Maine - Ernest C. Warren, 76, of Old Piquawket Road, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at Northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 13 1924, in Baldwin, Maine, a son of Neil and Clara L. Bauchman Warren.
Mr. Warren was educated in Baldwin schools. He worked as a truck driver at Beal's Furniture of Portland, Maine; and as a night watchman at Beal's Furniture of East Baldwin and at Pulsifer Feed of East Baldwin. He was a member of the East Baldwin Congregational Church.
He is survived by his former wife, Isabel A. Chick Warren, Sanford, Maine; a son and daughter in law, Alton N. and Leta Warren, Windsor, Maine; three daughters, Louise I. Burgess, Long Beach Calif., Arlene G. Albert, Sanford, Maine, and Elsie M. Warren, Fryeburg; one brother and sister in law, Carl and Barbara Warren, Fryeburg; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A visiting hour will be held at 11 a.m. Friday followed by a funeral service at noon at the East Baldwin Congregational Church. Pastor Gregory Young will officiate. Arrangements are by Neal and York Funeral Home, Kezar Falls, Maine.

Paul D. Ward

CONWAY - Paul D. Ward, 73, of Conway died May 15, 2000, at his home following a long illness.
Born in Providence, R.I., the son of Paul and Wilda (Neal) Ward, he lived in the Quincy, Mass., area most of his life before moving to Conway in 1987.
He graduated from Boston Technical High School in 1945.
Mr. Ward had been employed by the Boston Gas Company for 23 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of North Conway American Legion Post 95 and the VFW in Albany. He was also an avid golfer and a member of the North Conway Club.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ruth (Kilpatrick) Ward of Conway, and several cousins and aunts, including Helen Hill of Fryeburg.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations may be sent to the MDA/ALS Association, 275 Turnpike Street, Suite 201, Canton, Mass. 02021, or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Yvette Levesque, Volunteer Memorial Chairperson, P.O. Box 214, Glen, NH 03838.
The Furber and White Funeral Home, in North Conway, is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Walter Publicover

Donald Walter Publicover, of Bradford, NH, died May 5, 2000, at Concord Hospital. He was 72.
Mr. Publicover was born on May 26, 1927, in Wellesley, Mass., to Henry and Beulah (Hebb) Publicover of Newton, Mass. After serving in the U.S. Army he returned to Newton, and in 1951 he married Joanne Low of Hanover. In 1961 the couple moved to Framingham, Mass., where they raised their two sons. In 1975 they moved to Nashua, NH. Following his wife's death in 1992, Mr. Publicover moved to Bradford, NH.
Mr. Publicover spent over 40 years working in the construction industry. He supervised the construction of dozens of commercial and residential buildings in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire, including the Park Square Plaza complex in Boston, which at the time of its construction included the largest piece of pre-cast concrete ever installed anywhere in the world. At the end of his career he worked as an independent consultant in the field of construction safety, conducting training sessions and job site inspections.
Throughout his life Mr. Publicover gave freely of his time as a volunteer. During his sons' youth he spent many years as a Boy Scout leader and taught Sunday school at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Framingham. Following his retirement he served for many years with New Hampshire's Long Term Care Volunteer Ombudsman Program. He was well known to residents of the Merriman House and the Clipper Home, where he visited with residents and served as an advocate for residents' concerns. He also volunteered with New Hampshire's Meals on Wheels and Hospice Care programs and was active in the Bradford Seniors Rally.
Mr. Publicover enjoyed traveling and made several trips to both Bermuda and Nova Scotia, his family's ancestral homeland. He also enjoyed camping and deep-sea fishing and was an avid stamp collector.
Mr. Publicover leaves his two sons, David A. Publicover of Bartlett, NH, and Matthew S. Publicover of Merrimack, NH; two grandchildren, Andrew S. and Ian M. Publicover of Merrimack; and several nieces and nephews.
A private memorial service is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1740 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10019.

Alan Knox

BARRE, Vt. - Alan Knox, 53, of Vermont, died April 27, 2000.
He graduated from Spaulding High School in Rochester where he was born.
Knox received a Purple Heart while serving in Vietnam with the Marine Corps.
Knox was predeceased by his father, Edward C. Knox, who died in a farm accident in 1964. He was also predeceased by a brother, Carl Knox, who died in a car accident in 1965.
Family members include his mother, Elaine E. Knox of Newmarket; two brothers, Bruce E. Knox of Haverhill, Mass., and Brent E. Knox of Moultonboro; and two sisters, Brenda E. Anthony of Tamworth, and Donna E. Knox of Conway.

Robert O. Sylvia

TAMWORTH - Robert O. Sylvia, 86, died Friday May 12 2000 after a brief illness. He was the husband of Martha Turner Sylvia and the son of the later Roger J. and Ione T. Sylvia.
Born in Medford, Mass., he was a longtime resident of South Dartmouth, Mass. where he was a successful Charter Life Underwriter, one of the areas first, for Guardian Life Insurance until his retirement to Tamworth in 1977.
Mr. Sylvia was a W.W. II veteran where he was a Chief Warrant Officer in the Army Aircorp in command of an Air Sea Rescue craft.
He graduated from Proctor Academy and St. Lawrence University where he was a wrestler and all around athlete. During his college ears he was a big band leader while playing the drums. Mr. Sylvia set a record at the age of 15 for swimming the mouth of the Sakonnet River in Rhode Island. He loved tennis, golf and coaching his four sons in basketball. He was also an Eagle Scout.
Mr. Sylvia was a member of the Tamworth Historical Society, the Board of Directors of Carroll County Health and the New Hampshire League of Craftsmen. He was appointed by the Governor of New Hampshire to the Board of Overseers of New Hampshire Nursing Homes. In South Dartmouth he was a member of the New Bedford Yacht Club, Wamsutta Club and the Kiwannis Club.
He was well known around Tamworth for making wooden children's toys and more often than not giving them away to needy children.
He survived by his wife and three sons, Tim Sylvia of Mattapoisett, Andy Sylvia of Athens, Ohio and Bob Sylvia of Damariscotta, Maine; two granddaughters and five grandsons and one great-grandsons.
His memorial service will be Sunday, May 21 at 4 p.m. at the Congregation Church in Tamworth.
Arrangements by Furber and White, North Conway.

Nancy S. Meader

OSSIPEE - Nancy S. Meader, 59, of Ossipee, died May 20, 2000, at the SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation in North Conway following a long illness.
Born in North Conway, the daughter of Stuart and Gladys (Budroe) Robertson Sr., she moved to Ossipee in 1973.
She graduated from Kennett High School, class of 1959.
She worked at the former Robertson's Store in North Conway for over 10 years in the 1960s and early 1970s and then worked at the Pizza Barn in Ossipee in 1973.
Mrs. Meader was a member and past matron of the former Washington Chapter No. 44 O.E.S. in North Conway.
The family includes a daughter, Tracey A.S. Margeson, of North Hamptom; a granddaughter, Heather N. Margeson, of North Hampton; her father, Stuart F. Robertson Sr., of North Conway; and her brother, Stuart F. Robertson Jr., of Invervale.
Her husband, Douglas W. Meader, predeceased her in 1999.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, with the Rev. David A. Lloyd officiating. There will be no visiting hours.
Donations may be sent to Stratham S.P.C.A., Stratham, NH 03885.

Richard B. Dunbar

OSSIPEE - Richard B. Dunbar, 76, of Ossipee died on Saturday, May 20, 2000.
Born Nov. 9, 1923 in Newport, son of the late Roy C. amd Bernice E. (Rogers) Dunbar, Mr. Dunbar was a graduate of the Keene State College Class of 1951.
Dunbar was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran of World War II who served his country in the Pacific Theater and a 28-year employee of Western Electric Co. in North Andover, Mass.
Surviviors include his wife Irene Marguerite (Jones) Dunbar of Ossipee; four children, Chalres L. Dunbar of Exeter, David C. Dunbar of Jefferson, Mass., Betty Gaudet of Middleton, Peter K. Dunbar of Berwick; one grandchild, Tess Amy Gaudet; a brother, Donald F. Dunbar of Groveland, Mass.; a sister Charlotte L. Lyon of Newfairfield, Conn.; several beloved adopted sons and daughters, several nieces and nephews.
At his request there will be no calling hours or services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Ossipee Concerned Citizens, Dore Street, Center Ossipee, NH 03814, or a charity of the donor's choosing.
Arrangements entrusted to Baker-Cagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Ossipee.

Norman M. Doe

BEECHER FALLS, Vt. - Norman M. Doe; 29, of Beecher Falls, Vt. died May 14, 2000 in Colebrook from a boating accident. He was born in Rochester and lived in Fryeburg, Maine and the Conway area for many years before moving to Beecher Fails, Vt. one year ago. He attended Fryeburg Academy, Fryeburg, Maine. He had been employed as a laborer for Godzyk Tree Farm, Colebrook. Norman loved the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing. He had been a volunteer fireman for the North Fryeburg Fire Department,
He is survived by his mother, Patricia Doe, Rochester; six brothers, Roy Scott Doe, Milton, John C. Doe, Conway, Glenn R. Doe, Center Conway, Russell J. Doe, North Fryeburg, Maine, Edwin A. Doe, Jr., Madison and Albion C. Doe, Sr., Conway; a sister, Joyce M. Watson, Freedom; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Ernest F. Doe.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Friday, May 19, 2000, at 11 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery, Freedom. Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee is in charge of arrangements.

Benjamin Levi Hadley, III

BARTLETT - Benjamin Levi Hadley, III, 53, of Bartlett, died May 9, 2000, at the University Medical Center of Baltimore.
He was born Oct. 31, 1946, in Northampton, Mass., the son of Susan Cook Hadley and the late Benjamin Levi Hadley Jr.
He received his bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire. He worked for Systex Company as a force protection analyst, and he also was a retired major from the U.S. Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam and the Persian Gulf War. Hadley received a Navy Achievement Medal for professional achievement in Desert Storm.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Hadley, of Bartlett; two daughters, Tara and Megan, of Bartlett; his mother, Susan Hadley, of Wolfeboro; a brother, Jim Hadley, of Mount Snow, Vt.; and a sister, Elizabeth Wilson, of Ridgefield, Conn.
Services were held May 12 at Quantico National Cemetery in Quantico, Va.
Contributions can be made to New Hampshire Veterans' Association and the New Hampshire Veterans' Home in Tilton.

Arthur D. Cullinan

INTERVALE - Arthur D. Cullinan, 71, of Intervale, died May 10, 2000 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. Born in Boston, the son of Francis and Anna (Hines) Cullinan, he grew up in Dorcester, Mass., and lived in Natick, Mass., for ten years before moving to the Mount Washington Valley in 1972.
Mr. Cullinan graduated from Boston High School of Commerce. He graduated from Bentley School of Accounting in Boston and the University of New Hampshire.
He had been an accountant with S.F. White Company in Boston, owned and operated A.D. Cullinan and Company in Natick, Mass., until 1972. He was business manager for Northern N.H. Mental Health and Developmental Services until 1989.
Mr. Cullinan was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
The family includes his wife of 42 years, Ann (McGrath) Cullinan of Intervale; four sons, Christopher Cullinan of San Francisco; Brian Cullinan of The Woodlands, Texas; David Cullinan of North Conway and John Cullinan of New Hampton; a daughter, Cathleen O'Neill of Federal Way, Wash.; eight grandchildren; a sister, Rita Sheehy of Carver, Mass. and a niece and a nephew.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in North Conway Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Ralph E. Noble

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - Ralph E. Noble, 91, of Pompano Beach died on Tuesday, May 9, 2000. He was a longtime resident of North Conway.
He is survived by his wife, Mildred; brother, Paul Noble; sister-in-law, Grace Robertson; and nephew, Ron Noble.

Alfred E. Swett

ROCHESTER - Alfred E. Swett, 84, of Milton, died May 9, 2000, at the Rochester Manor in Rochester after a long illness.
Born in North Conway, the son of Everton and Ella (Bryant) Swett, he moved to Milton in 1948.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and served in the European Theatre as a medical dispatcher.
Mr. Swett worked for over 20 years as a mechanic at the former Towle's Garage in Rochester.
He was a member of the Milton Community Church and served as a deacon.
Alfred was an avid hunter and fisherman and he enjoyed camping.
The family includes: his wife of 63 years, Dorothy (Robertson) Swett of Milton; three daughters, Mary Ann Moulton of Milton, Geraldine Littler of Plymouth and Susan Reams of Lebanon, Maine; a son, Frederick K. Swett of White River Junction, Vt.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a half-brother, Gordon Kendall of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews, including Jean Rancourt of North Conway.
His sister, Edith S. Jenness, predeceased him in 1981.
Private graveside services will be held in the North Conway Cemetery later. There will be no visiting hours.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret May Brown

FRYEBURG, Maine - Margaret May Brown, 88, formerly of Pequawket Village died Monday, May 8, at the Fryeburg Health Care Center.
She was born in Austin Texas the daughter of James and Etta Campbell and was educated in Texas schools.
She is survived by one daughter, Lynn Moulton of Sweden, Maine; one sister, Rosa Pearson of Escondido, Cal.; one brother, Talbot Campbell of Fulton, Mo.; two grand daughters, Terrie Smith of Bridgton and Christal Gagnon of Lewiston.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Wood Funeral Home, 12 Warren St. Fryeburg, Maine with the Rev. Richard Male officiating.

David Barnard Henry

MADISON - Memorial Services for David Barnard Henry, 69, of Conway Road, a champion local tennis player, will be held at the Madison Church on Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. Henry died of a heart attack on April 16 at Maine Medical Center in Portland Maine.
Interment will be held later at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Mass.
A resident of Madison for more than 40 years, he was a former employee of the U. S. Forest Service. He had previously worked at the Union Warren Savings Bank in Boston.
For a number of years he won the first prize trophy during the Madison Old Home Week tennis tournament. He was a regular Friday evening player at the Cranmore Sport Center as well as on courts in Conway and East Madison during the summer.
Born in New York City, he was the son of federal economist John Jay Henry. His mother, Ruth Hamilton Henry also of Madison, was an art and language teacher at the old Quimby School in Sandwich.
He attended St. Alban's prep school in Washington, D. C., Tokyo American High School in Tokyo, Japan and earned is B. A. from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.
He was a member of the Madison Historical Society and a regular attendee at Madison's weekly senior lunches. He was a former member of the Trinity Church singles club in Boston.
He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Mary (Henry) Meier and is brother-in-law Joseph Meier, both of Wellesley, Mass.; a nephew and two nieces.

Charles E. Smith Jr.

OSSIPEE - Charles E. Smith Jr., 77, of Pond Road died Tuesday, May 9 at his home. He was born in Ossipee, one of ten children the son of Charles and Charlotte Sawyer Smith.
Smith family moved to this area when he was young and e attended local schools. He was a W.W. II Army Air Force Veteran. For many years he owned and ran a saw mill and logging company, he later worked for the State Highway Department.
His wife Sadie E. Hamilton Smith died last December. He is survived by one daughter Cynthia McKeough of Dover; two step-sons, Roland Watson of Zephyrhills, Fla. and Fred Watson of Rochester; one step-daughter, Patricia Strong of Mississippi; one brother Austin Smith of Center Conway; two sisters Violet Fox and Viola Cram both of Fryeburg; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg with the Rev. Violet Eastman officiating.
Donations may be made in memory of Charles to the Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, RR 1 Box 69, Fryeburg, Maine 04037.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

Brogan John McDowell

TEMECULA, Calif. - Brogan John McDowell, the youngest son of Tim and Katie (Warren) McDowell of Temecula, Calif., died Thursday, April 27, 2000 after an accident in his family's backyard swimming pool.
Brogan, who would have been two years old in June, is survived by his parents, his older brothers Ryan, Taylor, Myles, Morgan, and Kody, his grandmothers Frieda McDowell of Pennsylvania and Willi Warren of Murrieta, Calif. and North Conway, and many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins from all over the country. Brogan's life was celebrated in two separate ceremonies, one in his family's front yard for more than 25 small children who were his neighbors and playmates, and another (at the United Methodist Church in Murrieta) on May 1 for his extended family and friends.
The church ceremony was co-preached by Brogan's uncle, the Reverend Dan McDowell. The family donated Brogan's eyes, heart valves, and skin tissue to the San Diego Children's Hospital organ-donor program, and in lieu of flowers would be grateful for donations in honor of Brogan sent to People Helping People, c/o Paradise Chevrolet, 26845 Ynez Street, Temecula, CA 92591, attn: Denny Mighell. The McDowell family may be reached at 40107 Holden Circle, Temecula, CA 92591.

David R. "Bump" Phinney

CONWAY - David R. "Bump" Phinney, 76, of Conway, died May 5, 2000, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway following an automobile accident.
Born in Conway, the son of Benjamin and Ora (Sennett) Phinney, he was a lifelong resident of Conway.
Mr. Phinney had worked for the former F.W. Mears Heel Company in Conway. In the 1940s and 1950s, he had been a lifeguard during the winter months in Florida and he had worked for the Tuberculosis Sanitarium in Fairfield, Maine. He also worked for the Conway Highway Department for many years before retiring as assistant foreman.
The family includes a son, Benjamin D. Phinney, of Concord; a brother, Raymond L. Phinney, of Conway; a sister, Dorothy McKinley, of Salem, Ohio; a half-brother, Carroll Phinney, of Payton, Arizona; several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and a great grand nephew, Seth H. Bailey.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Conway United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Wesley E. Palmer, pastor, officiating. Visiting hours will be today, Monday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.

Marilyn Virginia (Spiers) Brown

EFFINGHAM - Marilyn Virginia (Spiers) Brown, 71, Of Simon Hill Road, Effingham died May 4, 2000 at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro. she was born in Milton, Mass. the daughter of John W. and Emma (Van Wart) Spiers and lived in Lexington, Mass. for many years before moving to Etfingham in Juiy 1995.
Marilyn presided as the school secretary for 30 years at Harrington Elementary School, Lexington, Mass. Upon her retirement to Effingham she participated in many community activities. Her quiet courage, sense of fairness and open mind will be sorelv missed.
she is survived by her beloved husband, George W. Brown, Jr.,
Effingham; son, G. Steven Brown, Hyde Park, Mass. and daughter, Lois P. Cozzi, Leesburg, Va; grandsons, George R. Cozzi III, Nashua, NH and Steven R. Cozzi, Leesburg, Va.
Calling hours will be Saturday, May 6, 2000, 6 to 8 p.m. at Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro. A prayer service will be held at the end of visitation.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the VNA/Hospice of Southern carroll county, P0 Box 1620, Wolfeboro 03894.

Elizabeth (Hidden) Sutherland

TAMWORTH - Elizabeth (Hidden) Sutherland, 88, of Great Hill Road, died May 4, 2000 at the Eliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H. She was a native of Tamworth the daughter of the Late S. Harold and Helen (Bassen) Hidden of Tamworth and had lived in North Hampton and Manchester for several years. She was a graduate of Danvers High School, Danvers Mass and the Keene Normal School where she received an Bachelor of Education degree. She taught as an elementary education teacher in Chesterfield before moving back to Tamworth in 1952. She later moved to West Hampton where she taught until 1956 when she moved to Manchester where she taught in the school system for 21 years, retiring back to Tamworth in 1978.
She was the widow of the late Donald M. Sutherland. Mrs. Sutherland was a member of the Tamworth Congregational Church as well as the Tamworth Historical Society. and numerous other clubs and organizations.
Mrs. Sutherland loved the outdoors, annually climbing Mount Chocorua until the age of 81. She also played the piano for square dances for many years.
She is survived by her children Donald H Sutherland of Nashua; Edward H Sutherland of Worcester, Mass.; James O. Sutherland, Goffstown and Dorothy Sutherland Kelley of Amherst. She has 16 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren, two sisters, Kathleen Louise Bourgault of Belmont and Frances Roberts, Springfield, Vt. and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours for Mrs. Sutherland will be Sat. 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. A funeral service will be Sunday 3 p.m. at the Tamworth Congregational Church, Tamworth. Rev. Richard Russell Pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the Ordination Rock Cemetery, Tamworth.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Tamworth Congregational Church Building Fund, Tamworth or the Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth, 03886.

Gladys (Watson) Rich

OSSIPEE - Gladys (Watson) Rich, 80, of Route 16, Ossipee, died Thursday morning May 4, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
Born in Orono, Maine the daughter of the late C. W. and Myra (Morrisette) Watson.
She graduated from West High School in Manchester and attended Plymouth Teachers College. Serving in the United States Navy she was stationed in San Francisco.
After the service she and her husband settled in Marshfield, Mass. where she worked for the town of Marshfield for over 20 years as a clerk for the town clerk and treasurers office, secretary to the head of D.P.W. was also elected to and chaired the planning board before retiring living there for 30 years before moving to Ossipee in 1976.
She is survived by her husband Albion "Bud" Rich of Ossipee, a sister Lois Parmenter of Merrimack and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no services. The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Marion (Williams) Sargent

FREEDOM - Marion (Williams) Sargent, 66, of Swett's Hill Road, died May 3, 2000, at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro.
A native and lifelong resident of Freedom, she was born Sept. 8, 1933, the daughter of Raymond and Hazel (Brown) Williams.
Her family includes her husband of 52 years, Merton H. Sargent, Freedom; a son, Merton H. Sargent Jr., Freedom; two sisters, Violet Libby, Porter, Maine, and Verna Libby, Center Ossipee; two brothers, Raymond Williams Jr., Freedom, and Harold Libby, Waterboro, Maine; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday, May 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. The funeral service will be Friday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Freedom, with the Rev. Robert Cedar officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Freedom.

Ethel (Bean) Fernald

OSSIPEE - Ethel (Bean) Fernald, 95, formerly of Center Ossipee, died May 1, 2000, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
She was born on May 31, 1904, in Chester, Vt. and had lived in Ossipee for most of her life. She was a member of the Moultonville Methodist Church in Center Ossipee and a past member of the Moultonville Methodist Church Ladies Club.
She was the widow of the late Leon F. Fernald of Ossipee.
Mrs. Fernald had worked as a salesperson for the Avon and Fuller Brush Company for six years.
She is survived by several cousins and a special friend and her guardian for many years, Sandra J. Montgomery.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Moultonville Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Chickville Cemetery in Center Ossipee.
Donation in her memory may be made to the Hospice of Southern Carroll County, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro 03894.

Charles E. "Ed" Houghton Jr.

PORTSMOUTH - Charles E. "Ed" Houghton Jr., 87, of Wolfeboro, died April 28, 2000, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth after a sudden illness.
Born in Hyde Park, Mass., the son of Charles and Helen (Aborn) Houghton, he grew up in Norwood, Mass., and had lived in Shreveport, La., for four years and in Westwood, Mass., for seven years. Mr. Houghton lived in Intervale for 47 years before moving to Wolfeboro in 1998.
He graduated from Norwood (Mass.) High School, Class of 1930, attended Pratt Institute in New York City and graduated from Colby College, Waterville, Maine, in 1935. He also attended Harvard Law School.
Mr. Houghton had been plant manager in the roofing industry for 13 years and he owned and operated the Holiday Inn in Intervale for 26 years before returning in 1976.
He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega at Colby College, a charter member of the Optimist Club in Shreveport, La., a member and past president of the North Conway Rotary Club and former treasurer of the Lower Bartlett Water Precinct.
Mr. Houghton was an avid skier, a charter member of the Westwood (Mass.) Ski Club and a member and instructor at the Eastern Slope Ski Club Junior Ski Program.
The family includes his wife of 65 years, Winnifred (White) Houghton of Wolfeboro; a daughter, Patricia A. "Patsy" Marr of South Natick, Mass.; a son, Charles E. "Ted" Houghton III of Port Republic, Md.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Center Ossipee with the Rev. Leon Cone officiating. Private burial will be in the Intervale Cemetery in Bartlett. There will be no visiting hours.
Contributions may be sent to Donations - Mount Washington Observatory, P.O. Box 2310, North Conway 03860.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

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