Lester W. Campbell, 75, of Glen died April 6, 2001 at the Memorial
Hospital in North Conway, following a long illness. Born in Jamacia, N.Y.,
he had lived in Lynn, Mass. for 10 years and in Wilmington, Mass. for 20
years before moving to Glen in 1991.
Mr. Campbell served in the Merchant Marines for 10 years in the 1940s
and early 1950s. He was a ticket agent for Delta Airlines, in Boston, for
15 years and he had been a freight agent and driver with Dave's Motor Freight,
in Boston, for 15 years. For the past nine, he had worked at Heritage New
Hampshire in Glen during the summer and worked at Attitash Bear Peak in
Bartlett during the winter months.
Mr. Campbell was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Malden, Mass. and
he had been a volunteer at the Gibson Center for Senior Services for the
past nine years.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Barbara A. Campbell of Glen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at
Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Visiting hours will be
Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home
in North Conway.
Etta M. (Pelletier) Gillespie, 53, of Lincoln, died Monday, March 26,
2001, at the Hospice House in New Port Richey, Fla., after a brief battle
She was the beloved wife of William Gillespie, with whom she shared
more than 34 years of marriage.
Born in Beverly, Mass., on March 31, 1947, daughter of the late Adelard
and Alexina (Beaulieu) Pelletier, she was raised in Beverly, Mass., and
graduated from Beverly High School, class of 1965. She lived in Beverly,
Mass., most of her life before moving to East Wakefield, NH, 13 years ago.
She also resided in North Conway before moving to Lincoln three years ago.
Mrs. Gillespie worked for Desjardins Jewelers in Beverly, Mass., for
many years. She also worked 20 years as a waitress at various fine restaurants
in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. For the past three years, she worked
at Pollard Brook in Lincoln as a sales representative.
Prior to relocated to Lincoln, she was actively involved in the Eastern
Slope Ski Club as a volunteer ski instructor. She was also a member of
the Mountain Meisters.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Steven Gillespie,
of Conway, and Kevin Gillespie and his wife Sabrina, of Sanford, Maine;
three sisters, Carol Flannigan and Mary Cotraro, both of Beverly, Mass.,
and Lucille Russo, of Glen; two brothers, Roland Beaulieu, of Beverly,
Mass., and Robert Pelletier, of Nashua; two grandchildren, Brendon Gillespie,
of Lowell, Mass., and Matthew Gillespie, of Sanford, Maine; as well as
seven nephews and four nieces.
A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, April 10, at 1 p.m.
at the Jackson Community Church in Jackson. A reception will follow the
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the
North Country Home Health Agency, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561,
or the Hospice House, 6230 Lafayette Street, New Port Richey, Fla. 34652.
BELMONT Reginald G. Bartlett, 75, of Belmont, died Thursday evening,
March 29, 2001, at Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia.
He was born July 24, 1925, in Lovell, Maine, the son of the late Edward
Nelson and Alegura (McAllister) Bartlett.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving both in the European
and Pacific Theaters. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, American
Area Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Area Ribbon, and the Asiatic
Pacific Area Ribbon.
He had been a resident of Connecticut for many years, prior to moving
to Maine in 1968. From there, he moved to New Hampton in 1971, and recently
resided in Belmont since 1995.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed at Aavid Engineering as a
He is a member of the Odd Fellows of Portland, Conn., Wilkins-Smith
Post 1 American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1670, and a former
member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks BPOE 876.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ola L. (Burbank) Bartlett of
Belmont; sons Walter C. "Junior" Bartlett of Yuba City, Calif., Gardiner
E. Bartlett of Sweden, Maine, and Reginald N. "Rick" Bartlett of Boscawen;
a daughter, Nancy L. Garland of Ashland; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
brothers, Edward M. Bartlett of Fryeburg, Ronald N. Bartlett of Middletown,
Conn., Lloyd R. Bartlett of E. Hampton, Conn., H. Wayne Bartlett of Raymond,
Maine, and R. Lindon Bartlett of Brownfield, Maine; sisters, Carlene Colbath
of Conway and Sandra J. Lacy of E. Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. Friends and relatives are invited to attend
funeral services on Saturday, April 7, at 11 a.m. at the Dewhirst Funeral
Home, 1061 Union Avenue, Laconia, with the Rev. Everett Palmer, pastor
of the Ashland Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the spring
in Oakland Cemetery, Meredith.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Bereavement
Program c/o Community Health and Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia NH 03246.
Wallace T. Sanphy, 89, of North Conway, died April 1, 2001, at the
Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Conway after a brief
Born in Boston, Mass., the son of John and Blanche (Towle) Sanphy,
he was a lifelong resident of North Conway.
Mr. Sanphy graduated from Kennett High School, class of 1930, and he
was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
He was employed by the N.H. State Liquor Commission in Conway for 39
years, retiring in 1974 as manager. After retirement, he worked at Shaw's
Supermarket in North Conway for 15 years.
He was a charter member and commander, in 1950, of North Conway American
Legion Post 95. He was also a member of the former North Conway Outing
The family includes two sons, Donald L. Sanphy and his wife, Joan,
of Conway, and David R. Sanphy and his wife, Mary, of Concord; two daughters,
Loretta M. Bennett of Somersworth and Arlene S. Fleming of Fryeburg, Maine;
10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
His wives, Pauline M. Sanphy in 1973 and Eleanor P. Sanphy in 1999
and a grandson, Robert D. Bennett in 2001, predeceased him.
Graveside services will be held in the Conway Village Cemetery later
in the spring. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Donations may be sent to
the North Conway Library, P.O. Box 409, North Conway NH 03860.
Norman H. Pattberg, 79, of Hudson, Fla., passed away on Monday, March
12, 2001, at the Regional Medical Center in Bayonet Point, Fla.
He was born in New Haven, Conn., and served in the South Pacific during
World War II. He was a social studies teacher at Housatonic Regional High
School in Falls Village, Conn., for many years. He was a member of the
Beacon Woods East Homeowners' Association.
His wife, Mary Buzzell Pattberg of Hudson, Fla., and many nephews and
nieces survive him.
Donations may be made to the Blue and Gold Alumni Association, Housatonic
Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Turnpike Road, Falls Village CT
Maurice H. Maynard, 82, of West Warwick, R.I., died on Saturday, March
31, 2001, at Kent County Memorial Hospital, Warwick, R.I.
He was the husband of Rita (Hebert) Maynard. They had been married
for 57 years.
He was born in West Warwick, R.I., on Jan. 20, 1919, a son of the late
Joseph and Marie (Bombardier-Barber) Hebert.
He worked in the maintenance department at Kenney Manufacturing in
Warwick, R.I., retiring in 1987.
He was a World War II Army veteran, serving as staff sergeant, and
participated in battles in the Western Pacific, South Philippines and Ryukyus.
He was a communicant of St. John Baptist Church in West Warwick, R.I.,
and a member of the Holy Name Society of that parish.
He is survived by his wife; two sons Kevin Maynard of Eaton, and Gregory
Maynard of Warwick, R.I.; and five grandchildren.
He was the brother of the late Leona Finnerty and Leo, Gerard, Frank,
and Joseph Maynard.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. from the Raoul G. Henault
& Son Funeral Home, 5 Eddy Street, West Warwick, R.I., with a Mass
of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. John Baptist Church, Washington Street,
West Warwick. Burial with military honors will be in the R.I. Veterans
Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, R.I.
Flora M. Allen, 71, of Lovell died Thursday, March 29, 2001 at the
Bridgton Hospital. She was born in Norway, Maine the daughter of Raymond
A. and Marion Millett Damon and was educated in Norway schools. She had
lived in Lovell for the past 49 years and worked many years for Severance
Lodge in Lovell, and for the last 15 years she worked for the Fryeburg
Health Care in their kitchen. She was a member of the Fryeburg-Lovell VFW
Ladies Auxiliary, Pondicherry Chapter Order of Eastern Star and the Lovell
United Church of Christ. She enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting and
She was predeceased by her husband Clyde H. Allen in 1982 and two brothers
Ralph and Earl Damon, and a half-brother Merle Millet. She is survived
by one son Wallace C. Allen of Lovell, Maine; one daughter Anna M. Nevells
of Bridgton, Maine; one brother Raymond Damon of Limington, Maine; two
sisters Margaret Damon of Standish, Maine and Vera Colby of Limington,
Maine; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two step-great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Wood Funeral Home,
12 Warren Street, Fryeburg. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday
at the Lovell United Church of Christ with the Rev. Ronald Ashworth officiating.
Spring burial will be in #4 Cemetery, Lovell.
Donations may be made in her memory to the Fryeburg Rescue, PO Box
177, Fryeburg ME 04037, or to the Fryeburg-Lovell VFW Ladies Auxiliary,
Lovell ME 04051.
Elizabeth "Betty" Fenderson, 63, of Freedom passed away March 30, 2001
at her home after a brief illness. She was born November 4, 1937 in Boston,
Mass., the daughter of the late Frederick Moore and Beatrice (Colby) Knox.
Betty had lived in West Ossipee for many years before moving to Effingham
and Freedom. She had been employed as a Nurse's Aide at the Mountain View
Nursing Home, Ossipee for several years. She was the widow of the late
Betty is survived by her loving daughters Debra Williams of Freedom
and Cindy Cook of Tamworth; two granddaughters Telie Shannon and Melissa
Cox; four great-grandsons; a brother Douglas Thurston of Center Ossipee;
and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held in
the Chickville Cemetery, Center Ossipee, in the Spring.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice of Southern Carroll
County, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro NH 03894.
Lord Funeral Home, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee is in charge of
MOULTONBORO - Meredith "Merry" (Griffin) Severance, 93, of Severance
Road in Moultonboro, died March 24, 2001, at the Taylor Community, Laconia,
surrounded by loved ones.
The daughter of the late William Harrison Griffin and Bertha Isabelle
Chamberlain, she was born in Natick, Mass., on Feb. 3, 1908. She studied
music at Boston University while spending summers working in the Lakes
Region of New Hampshire where she met her husband of 53 years, Charles
Almon Severance. Merry and Charles "Chuckie" built their home on the Severance
homestead in Moultonboro. They ran the Carroll County Jail, County Farm
and Home in Ossipee during World War II. Chuckie Severance served as deputy
sheriff in Carroll County and bailiff at the Carroll County Superior Court
for many years. Merry was an active member of the /second Congregational
Church in Ossipee, as well as the organist for many years. She was involved
with many civic organizations while enjoying her extended family, gardening
and traveling. In her late years, she spent her winters in Portugal.
In addition to her three daughters, Nancy Miller of Center Harbor and
Hommassa, Fla., Marcia Routolo of Scarborough, Maine, and Vero Beach, Fla.,
and Meredith "Sue" Peirce of Wolfeboro, she is survived by her grandchildren,
Jeanne (Ross) Waller, of Newton, Mass., Diane (Ross) MacDonald, of Yarmouth,
Maine, E. Stetson Albee, of Wolfeboro, William "Chip" Albee, of Tuftonboro,
Tonya Albee, of Bedford, Alana Albee, of Inverness, Scotland, Sandra (Miller)
Mucci, of Center Harbor, Joy (Miller) DelRosso, of Wilton, Conn., Arvin
Miller, of Dayton, Ohio, and Ruth (Miller) Leveille, of Atkinson; and 16
great-grandchildren. Her husband predeceased her in 1983.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Second Congregational
Church, Route 171, Ossipee, today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. A graveside service
will be held at a later date for family and friends at the Grave-By-The-Lake
Cemetery in Melvin Village.
Expressions of remembrance in the form of donations to the Second Congregational
Church, Ossipee; the Lakes Region Hospice, Laconia; or the charity of one's
choice would be welcomed.
Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro, is in charge of arrangements.
TAMWORTH - Charles E. Roberts, 88, of Mountain Rod in South
Tamworth, died March 27, 2001, at Lakes Regional General Hospital in Laconia.
He was born April 19, 1911, in Portland, Maine, the son of the late
Heman and Maude (Chase) Roberts. He moved to Tamworth in 1937. Charles
worked as a caretaker for Charles Thompson in South Tamworth since 1945.
He is survived by his wife, Gertrude (Ripley) Roberts, of South Tamworth;
three daughters, Betty Drady, of Epping, Shirley Eldridge, of Tamworth,
and Lois Banfill, of South Tamworth; 14 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren;
three great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Pauline Ricker, of Farmington,
and Geneva Smith, of Jackson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by daughters Dorothy Nadeau in 1997 and Barbara Fogg in 1992.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be Friday, March
30, at 2 p.m. at the South Tamworth United Methodist Church in South Tamworth.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Tamworth
Rescue Squad, Tamworth, or the Tamworth Community Nurses Association, Tamworth.
Lord Funeral Home on Moultonville Road in Center Ossipee is in charge
Roger F. King Campton - Roger F. King, 67, died March 28, 2001. Born
in Medford Oregon, where his family had gone to seek opportunity during
the depression. He was the son of Frederick King and Charlotte George King.
He graduated from Bartlett High School after which he joined the United
State Navy aboard the destroyer USS Fiske during the Korean Conflict. After
serving his country he returned to the US where he married Roberta
Dixon and began his civilian career as an ice researcher on Mount Washington,
and a trail maintenance worker for the US Forest Service before becoming
a barber, first in Gorham and Conway and then later in Plymouth NH.
In 1968 he closed his barbershop on Main Street in Plymouth to join
his wife as the President of King Realty, Inc. in Campton. But Roger missed
the camaraderie of the barbershop ? cutting hair and sharing all the local
news ? so he opened up a barbershop right in his real estate office and
went on doing both. In 1995 the Boston Globe did a business feature story
on him entitled "A Shave, A Haircut and a Listing."
In 1994, as in other elections before, He was a tireless volunteer campaign
worker on the Gubernatorial campaign of his son Wayne D. King of Rumney.
He loved fishing, camping, talking politics, going to Red Sox games
and, most of all, spending time with his family, to whom he was devoted.
Family members include his wife of 45 years Roberta Dixon King, a son
Wayne King and daughter-in-law Alice King of Rumney, a daughter Darlene
Jennings-King of Campton, a daughter Pamela Maggin and son-in-law Elliot
Maggin of Encino, California, A sister Nancy Lauzner of Penacook, NH,
and five grandchildren: Jeremy and Sarah Maggin, Austin and Hallie Jennings
and Zachary King.
Services: A memorial service is scheduled for March 31, 2001 at 2pm.
Campton Congregational Church Rte 175 Campton. In lieu of flowers the family
requests that memorial donations be sent to: Mowglis, School of the Open,
PO Box 9 Hebron NH 03241
FRYEBURG - Arthur A. "Bill" Hill, 93, of North Fryeburg, died Monday,
March 26, 2001, at the Bridgton Hospital.
He was born in Medfield, Mass., June 9, 1907, the son of Forest and
Grace Gibb Hill. He moved to South Chatham at the age of 11 where he attended
the Weeks School. He then went to work for Arthur Andrews, driving a six-horse
team, and became a blacksmith. In 1927 he moved to Rhode Island with the
Arthur Andrews family. He farmed there and later worked at the Rhode Island
State Hospital Farm.
He returned in 1935 and married Helen Ward Andrews in 1936. They bought
Hilltop Farm in North Chatham, and farmed there for 25 years. He hauled
milk and also plowed roads for the town of Chatham.
After he sold the farm in Chatham he moved to West Fryeburg and worked
for H.C. Baxter and Burnham Morrell corn factories. In 1966 he went to
work for the Yield House until he retired. Bill served as selectman of
Chatham for 12 years. He was a Great Satchem of the Improved Order of Redmen
for the State of Maine. He was past master of the Eagle Grange in Chatham.
He became a member of Fryeburg Fair in 1944 and a trustee in 1945. At the
time of his death he was the oldest living trustee of the fair.
After the death of his first wife, he married Betty Smith of Green
Hill, Maine, and they were the senior State of Maine Bowling Champions
in 1992. After the death of Betty, Bill went to live with his step-son
Philip G. Andrews in West Fryeburg.
Survivors include a sister Mildred Heath of East Conway; step-sons
Philip G. Andrews of West Fryeburg, and Barry and Patrick Smith of Green
Hill, Maine, step-daughters Roberta Leach of Fryeburg, Marie Webster of
Green Hill in East Conway, Rita Donnelly of California, and Diana Joeppel
of Georgia; and several step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A graveside
service will be held later in the spring at Lower Bartlett Cemetery, Intervale.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box
177, Fryeburg ME 04037. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Herta F. Schneider Fahrner, 79, of St. Anton am Arlberg, Austria, died
at her home of natural causes on March 26, 2001.
Born on July 9, 1921, her childhood was spent in St. Anton. She attended
schools in Austria and Switzerland. Herta came to live in the United States
in February 1939 with her parents, Hannes and Ludwina, and brother Herbert,
settling in North Conway.
Daughter of the famous skimeister, spirited Herta was apt to be spotted
on the local ice rink more often than the ski slopes. While she enjoyed
many outdoor activities, she also spent her leisure time hand-knitting
sweaters that were sold at the Carroll Reed Ski Shop.
In June 1954, she married Franz Fahrner and returned to a life in St.
Anton. Together they operated family businesses driven by ski tourism,
including a sport shop, sport cafe and guest house.
Until the time of Franz's death in December of 1990, they were active
in supporting the industry of skiing in St. Anton, as well as the legacy
of Hannes Schneider. Herta traveled twice to Japan in celebration of the
skimeister's contributions to the sport.
Her devotion and commitment to family was evidenced by her visits to
North Conway. The later years of her life were spent frequently traveling
between the two towns she knew as home, visiting a vast number of friends
and reminiscing about her time spent in the United States. She looked forward
to visits from her grand nephews and other family and friends who traveled
to her in St. Anton.
Family includes brother Herbert Schneider, his wife Doris, and nephew
Christoph Schneider, of North Conway; nephew Hannes Schneider, his wife
Betsy, and grand nephews Hannes A. and Markus, of Denmark, Maine.
A service will be held Thursday at the Antonius Padvar Church in St.
Anton, followed by a burial in the Wald Friedhof Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in Herta's memory to the Visiting Nurses and Hospice
Care Services of North Carroll County, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, NH 03860,
or the Eastern Slopes Ski Club, P.O. Box 348, North Conway, NH 03860.
Margaret A. "Peg" Perkins, of Boscawen, formerly of Norwood, Mass.,
died March 22, 2001, in the Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston from
heart failure. She was 47.
Peg was born in Norwood and educated in public schools there. She attended
Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts and Ricker College in Maine.
She was a homemaker. She and her husband, Win, had lived in various communities
in the greater Boston area before moving to New Hampshire in 1978.
Family includes husband Winthrop E. Perkins; children George Perkins
of Quincy, Elizabeth Perkins of Sanbornton and Christopher Perkins of Boscawen;
parents Fred and Catherine (Tesorero) Ravens of Falmouth, Mass.; brothers
Fred Ravens of Andover, Thomas Ravens of Texas, David Ravens of Falmouth
and Robert Ravens of Connecticut; and sister Jean Phalen, of Needham.
Funeral will be today (Monday) at 9 a.m. at Chapman, Cole and Gleason
Funeral Home in Milton, Mass. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. today in
St. Mary's Church, 95 Crescent Street, West Quincy. Visiting hours were
FITCHBURG, Mass. - Ronald J. Peppard, 59, of Fitchburg, Mass., and St.
James City, Fla., and formerly of Boston, died March 23, 2001, at Huggins
Hospital in Wolfeboro.
He was born July 31, 1941, in Boston, Mass., the son of Stuart W. and
the late Rita Marie (Griffin) Peppard. He had lived in the Boston area
for many years.
Mr. Peppard worked as an iron worker for many years. He was a past
member of the Savin Hill Yacht Club in Boston.
Survivors include his father, Stuart W. Peppard Sr., of Tamworth; two
sons, Michael Peppard, of Fitchburg, Mass., and Ronald Peppard, of Massachusetts;
two daughters, Shawnee Carifio, of Boston, and Cheryl Peppard, of Massachusetts;
two brothers, James Griffin, of Tamworth, and Stuart W. Peppard Jr., of
Franklin, Mass.; a sister, Maureen Walker, of Tamworth; several grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be today (Monday) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Baker-Gagne
Funeral Home on Route 16 in West Ossipee.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Wonalancet Cemetery later in the spring.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of
BUCKSPORT, Maine - Denise Ellen Jones-Humphrey, 42, of Bucksport, Maine,
died March 24, 2001, at the home of her brother, Daniel P. Jones, in Chocorua,
after a brief illness.
Denise graduated from Kennett High School in 1977 and was listed in
Who's Who Among High School Students.
She is survived by two sons, Mathew Jones, of Bucksport, Maine, and
Nathaniel Jones, of Hiram, Maine; her mother, Judy Comer, of Hiram, Maine;
two brothers Daniel P. Jones, of Chocorua, and Timothy Jones, of Castana,
Pa.; her estranged husband, Jeffrey Humphrey, and father, Joseph Earl Jones,
of Somersworth; four nephews; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.
At her request, there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Southern
Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Services of West Ossipee
is in charge of arrangements.
Chester E. Hill, 65, of Glen, died March 19, 2001, at his home following
a long illness.
Born in North Conway, the son of Harvey and Edna (Towle) Hill, he was
a lifelong resident of Glen.
Mr. Hill was a retired woodsman and truck driver. He had worked for
several years with B.E. Quint and sons in Conway and with the late John
E. Parker Jr. in Glen.
The family includes several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at the Furber and White
Funeral Home in North Conway with the Rev. William Stockhaus, pastor of
the Glen Community Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Glen
MADISON - Robert M. Chick, 82, of Winter Road, Silver Lake, passed away
quietly, March 22, 2001, at his home surrounded by his family.
Born Oct. 19, 1918, the son of the late George and Marjorie (Twombly)
Chick, he was a native and a life-long resident of Madison.
He attended local schools and later graduated from the Wentworth Institute,
Boston, Mass. He served four and a half years in the U.S. Navy during World
War II aboard the U.S.S. West Point. He owned and operated the J.F. Chick
and Son lumber company in Madison for 30 years.
Bob served as past master of the Carroll Lodge 57, AF & AM in Freedom
and was also a member of the Calvin Topliff Chapter 18, O.E.S., Freedom;
he was member of the Conway Rotary Club, the NH Retail Lumber Association,
the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association, a member of the Carroll County
YMCA Camp Huckins. He was also a member of the Scrub Oak Scramblers Snowmobile
Club, a member of the Madison Church, a former member of the Madison Cascade
Grange and a charter member of the Masonic National Campers Travelers,
Mr. Chick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ruth V. Chick, Madison;
two daughters, Donna Lee Brooks and her husband Bruce of Silver Lake and
Margie Ann Matthews and her husband Richard of Conway. He is also survived
by five grandchildren: Jennifer Brooks Eldridge and her husband Jim of
Silver Lake, Russell Matthews of Hoboken, N.J., Michael Robert Brooks and
his wife Cheryl of Silver Lake, Dan Brooks of Dover, Roxanne Matthews Lucy
and her husband Jeff of Amesbury, Mass.; two great-grandsons Tyler James
Eldridge and Dylan Bruce Eldridge both of Silver Lake, a sister June Loud,
Center Ossipee, and a brother Richard Chick of Spokane, Wash. He was predeceased
by a brother Carlyle Chick and a sister Janet Chick Sanders.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lord Funeral
Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Masonic services will be held
at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2
p.m. at the Madison Church, Madison, with Rev. Sean Dunker-Bendigo pastor,
officiating. Interment will be in the Gilman Cemetery, Madison, later in
Donations in his memory may be made to the Madison Fire Department,
Madison NH 03849.
CONWAY - Christian Frederick Johnsen, 86, of North Conway, formerly
of Foxboro, Mass., died March 19, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North
Conway with his family at his side.
Born in Providence, R.I., he was the son of Capt. Peder and Christiana
Johnsen. He spent his early summers aboard ship with his family on the
Mr. Johnsen was a research design engineer for the Foxboro Company
and held several patents. He enjoyed working with his hands and was an
excellent mechanic. He was strongly committed to the reclamation of the
marine environment and volunteered for many years as an educator at the
New England Aquarium and with Friends of the Boston Harbor. He loved the
ocean, traveling, music and camping. He was proud of his Norwegian heritage.
His dear wife, Barbara, died in 1993. He is survived by three daughters,
Christine Hastedt, of Freeport, Maine, Susan Johnsen, of Hartford, Maine,
and Gale Johnsen, of Porter, Maine.
A celebration of his life will be planned by the family at a later
date. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the North Conway Rescue
Squad, P.O. Box 218, North Conway, NH 03860.
The Furber and White Funeral Home, in North Conway, is in charge of
OSSIPEE - Mrs. Gladys M. (Fergerson) Kennedy, 82, of Ossipee, died Wednesday,
March 21, 2001, after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late John N. Kennedy.
Born in Lynn, Mass., daughter of the late James and Mae (Waters) Fergerson,
Mrs. Kennedy and her husband had lived in Ossipee since 1980 and previously
resided in Saugus, Mass., and Lynn, Mass.
Mrs. Kennedy was a graduate of Sacred Heart Grammar School and St.
Mary's High School, both in Lynn, Mass. She was a member of the Women's
Auxiliary, DeFranzo VFW Post 2346 of Saugus, Mass.
She was employed as a clerk for the former Raymonds and W.T. Grants
department sores for several years.
She is survived by daughters Maryjane Newhall and her husband John
of Lynn, Mass., and Judith Stevens of Florida; grandchildren Joe J. Newhall
and Amy L. Newhall, both of Lynn, Mass., Thomas C. Newhall of Melrose,
Mass., Joanne M. Blake of Peabody, Mass., Paul Jensen of Rochester, Carolann
Jensen of Portsmouth, Keith Jensen of Rochester, Karen Jensen of Alton,
and Kathy Champagne of Exeter; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces
Visiting hours will be Sunday, March 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Baker-Gagne
Funeral Home, Route 16, West Ossipee.
Funeral from the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main Street, Melrose, Mass.,
will be on Tuesday, March 27, at 10 a.m. Funeral Mass will be in St. Pius
V Church, Lynn, Mass., at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery,
Gifts in her memory may be made to the National Shrine of St. Jude,
Claretian Missionaries, 205 W. Monroe St., Chicago Ill. 60606.
STONEHAM, Maine - Roaland M. Melrose, 72, of Adams Road in Stoneham,
died Thursday, March 22, 2001, at his brother's home in Fryeburg after
a battle with cancer.
He was born in Brookline, Mass., the son of Murdock and Enid McAllister
Melrose. At an early age, his family moved to Stoneham, and he was educated
in Stoneham and Fryeburg schools. He was a Navy veteran during the Korean
conflict. He returned to Stoneham and worked in the woods and also for
McSherry's Nursery. In 1964 he moved to Dallas, Texas, and worked for several
metal shops, including BI-TECH Co. He returned to Maine in 1999.
He is survived by his former wife, Lois Smith Melrose, of Boca Raton,
Fla.; three sons, Roaland Melrose, of Garland, Texas, Roderick A. Melrose,
of Kemp, Texas, and Richard B. Melrose, of Fullerton, Calif.; one daughter,
Diana M. Guerrero, of Boca Raton, Fla.; one brother, Richard Melrose, of
Fryeburg; 10 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will
be in No. 4 Cemetery in Lovell.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
MADISON - Vesta M. "Betty" Lyman, 86, of Silver Lake, died March 19,
2001, at the SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Conway,
after a long illness.
Born in Madison, the daughter of Jesse and Pauline (Hurd) Shackford,
she was a lifelong resident of Madison.
Mrs. Lyman was a long-time member of the Philathea Class at the Madison
The family includes: a son, George A. Lyman of Derry; two daughters,
Janet I. Porter of Salem and Jane Lyman of Concord; four grandchildren;
a great grandchild; four brothers, Joseph Shackford of Rochester, Mayhew
Shackford of Madison, Jesse Shackford Jr. of Silver Lake, and Loren Shackford
of Madison; four sisters, Ellen Green of Conway, and Cornelia Comer, Rita
Colcord and Beverly Graves, all of Madison; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Furber and
White Funeral Home in North Conway with the Rev. Sean Dunker-Bendigo, pastor
of The Madison Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Lyman Cemetery
in Silver Lake, later in the spring. Visiting hours will be Thursday from
1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home, prior to the service.
Donations may be sent to the Madison Rescue Squad, Madison, NH 03849.
Sylvia L. McCormack, 68, of Tamworth, died March 20, 2001, at the Memorial
Hospital in North Conway after a long heroic battle with multiple illnesses.
"Tillie" as she was commonly known by friends and family was born in
Fryeburg on March 27, 1932. She was the daughter of Lewis and Annie (MacDonald)
Tibbetts. Her family moved to Center Conway in 1939 where she attended
local schools, graduating from Kennett High School, class of 1950.
In 1951 she married Thomas Moran and moved to Norwich, Conn. She lived
there 17 years and then returned to North Conway in 1968 and has remained
in the Valley since.
She worked for IGA in North Conway and Carroll Reed's, also in North
Conway, before marrying Roy H. "Mac" McCormack in 1971. Tillie was also
a secretary to the selectman for the Town of Albany for six years.
She was a member of the Center Conway United Methodist Church. She
had been active in the American Legion where she was auxiliary president
and was a paid-up-for life member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95.
The family includes: her husband, Roy H. McCormack of Tamworth; three
daughters, Patricia Moran-Chabot of Conway, Bonnie Butler of Austin, Texas,
and Rebecca Kostovick of Greenwood, Maine; two granddaughters, Colleen
and Shannon Kostovick; two step-daughters, Nancy Provost of Santa Fe, N.M.,
and Marcia Foote of Cumberland Center, Maine; five step-grandchildren;
a brother, Robert Tibbetts of Eaton and several nieces and nephews.
Four brothers, Allen Tibbetts, Rollins Tibbetts, Wilfred Tibbetts and
Clarence Tibbetts, and a sister, Velma Sullivan, predeceased her.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Center Conway
United Methodist Church in Center Conway with the Rev. Katherine Russo,
pastor, officiating. There will be no visiting hours.
Donations may be sent to the Center Conway United Methodist Church,
PO Box 315, Conway, NH 03818 or the American Diabetes Association, 1001
Elm St., Suite 106, Manchester, NH 03101. The Furber and White Funeral
Home, in North Conway, is in charge of arrangements.
CONWAY - Francis P. Gallagher, 82, of North Conway, died March 16, 2001,
at the SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Conway following
a long illness.
Born in Dorchester, Mass., the son of Thomas and Gertrude (Harvey)
Gallagher, he lived in Milton, Mass., for 20 years before moving to North
Conway in 1970.
Mr.. Gallagher graduated from Boston College in 1940.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of North Conway
American Legion Post 95.
He had been an accountant for Hartshorne and Walter in Boston, Mass.,
for many years.
The family includes: his sister, Alice G. Lavin of Milton, Mass., and
several nieces and nephews.
His wife, Mary (Spence) Gallagher predeceased him, in 1993. He also
had two brothers, Thomas Gallagher and John Gallagher, and three sisters,
Mary B. Gallagher, Katherine Donahue and Gertrude Donovan, predecease him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, March 21,
2001, at 8 a.m. in Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Visiting
hours will be held Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral
Home in North Conway. Burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Park in Canton,
FREEDOM - Robert A. Silva, 64, of East Danforth Road in Freedom, died
suddenly Friday, March 16, 2001, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
He was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Newport, R.I., son of the late Daniel
and Elaray (Bennett) Silva. He vacationed in Freedom for 36 years before
moving there two years ago from Nashua. He previously lived in Portsmouth,
R.I., for many years.
Mr. Silva was a graduate of Roger Williams College, worked as an industrial
engineer for Montaup Electric in Somerset, Mass., Raytheon in Portsmouth,
R.I., and retiring from Sanders Lockheed Martin in Nashua.
He was very active with the Boy Scouts of America as a scout master;
a past explorer post advisor; a past president of the Town Howlers Square
Dance Club; and at the time of his death was secretary of the Scrub Oak
Scramblers Snowmobile Club.
His hobbies were fishing, boating, hockey, snowmobiling, wood crafts
Survivors include his wife, Elaine (Girard) Silva, of Freedom; four
daughters, Gail Terra, of South Berwick, Maine, Cynthia Strunk, of Kent,
Wash., Susan Aballo, of Windham, NH, and Sandra Silva-Latshaw, of Scottsdale,
Ariz.; and three grandchildren.
Calling hours will be today (Monday), March 19, at the Baker-Gagne
Funeral Home and Cremation Service on Route 16 in West Ossipee. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be today at noon at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
in Chocorua. Spring burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Freedom.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tin Mountain Control Inc.,
1808 Main Street, Center Conway, NH 03813.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee
is in charge of arrangements.
FRYEBURG - John Ewart Calley Jr., 63, of Portland Street in Fryeburg,
died Thursday, March 15, 2001, during heart surgery at Maine Medical Center.
He was born in Somerville, Mass., on Jan. 25, 1938, the son of John
Ewart Calley Sr. and Mildred Moses Calley. He attended schools in Cambridge,
Arlington, and graduated from Belmont High School, class of 1956. He was
active in DeMoulay and Boy Scouting. He graduated from Franklin Technical
Institute in Boston and from the Cambridge School of Radio Broadcasting.
In 1957, he worked for a short time for the local radio station, WBNC,
In 1964, he moved from Arlington to Fryeburg, and in 1967 he opened
his store in Center Conway called John's TV, which now includes Valley
Rentals. He ran a business booth for over 25 years at the Fryeburg Fair,
and in 1997 opened the Green Mountain Coffee Booth. He was past president
of Fryeburg Kiwanis; a director of the local DARE program; active in the
New Hampshire Federation of Independent Businesses; and a member of the
New Hampshire Leadership Council.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judith Fournier Calley, of
Fryeburg; one son, John Edwin Calley, of Concord; one daughter, Janet and
husband Brian Collins, of Fryeburg; three grandchildren, Brandon S. Calley
of Concord, and Amanda and Aric Kiesman of Fryeburg; and his extended family,
Robin French and Tommy Bailey, both of Concord.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home,
12 Warren Street, Fryeburg, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m.
Burial will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford,
Donations in his memory may be made to the Conway Area Humane Society,
P.O. Box 787, Center Conway, NH 03813, or to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter,
Bridgton Road, Fryeburg, Maine 04037, or to the charity of your choice.
FRYEBURG - Timothy Alan Potwin, 27, of Howe Street in Fryeburg, died
Thursday, March 15, 2001, as a result of a snowmobile accident in Brownfield.
He was born in Bridgton and grew up in Fryeburg, the son of Alan and
Donna Hamilton Potwin. He graduated from Fryeburg Academy, class of 1993.
For the past three years, he worked for Bailey Manufacturing as a loader
He was predeceased by a brother, Robert, in 1988. He is survived by
his parents, one brother, Shawn Potwin, and his maternal grandmother, Marcia
Smith, all of Fryeburg; and his uncle and aunt, Gordon and Rose Hamilton
of Winchendon, Mass.
Visiting hours will be today (Monday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wood
Funeral Home, 12 Warren Street, Fryeburg. A graveside service will be held
in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, North Fryeburg.
Donations in his memory may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177,
Fryeburg, Maine 04037.
LOVELL - Alice M. Lorton, 93, of Eastman Hill Road in Lovell, Maine,
died Thursday, March 15, 2001, at the Fryeburg Health Care Center.
She was born in New Castle, Ind., the daughter of Walter and Eva Dinkins
Murray, and graduated form New Castle High School, class of 1925. She moved
to Lovell in 1951 from Lawrence, Ind., and for many years she and her husband
ran Lorton's Garage in Lovell. She was a member and past treasurer of the
Lovell United Church of Christ, and active in the Ladies Church Circle.
She was also a member of Pondicherry Chapter Order of The Eastern Star.
She is survived by one son, Robert M. Lorton, of North Reading, Mass.;
one daughter, Mary Wilson, of Fryeburg; nine grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m. at the Lovell
United Church of Christ, with the Rev. Ronald Ashworth officiating.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Lovell United Church of
Christ, P.O. Box 207, Center Lovell, ME, 04016.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Fryeburg - Dolly Blake, 72, of Howe St. died Wednesday March
7, 2001 at the Bridgton Hospital. She was born in Franklin NH June 5, 1928
the daughter of Leon nad Selina LaPage Blake. She has lived in Fryeburg
for the past 40 years. She was employed by local wood working companies
including J.R. Mainsin Bridgton for 20 years and Forest Industries in hunting,
berry picking, hiking and most of all her friends and family. After retirement
she continued to do woodworking as a hobby, if she wasn't in her wood shop,
you could find her at her secret fishing spot. She was predeceased by her
parents and a brother Leonard. She is survived by a sister Barbara Brown
of Oxford, two brothers Leon O. Blake Jr. of Oxford, Karl E. Blake of South
Portland, her life long friends Priscilla Noel and Mary Chute of Fryeburg,
and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held 3:30 Monday
at the Wood Funeral Home, 12 Warren St. Fryeburg. Donations may be made
in memory of Dolly to the Fryeburg, Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME
OSSIPEE - Rita (Brousseau) Cardoza, 69, wife of Joseph Cardoza, of Leisure
Drive in Center Ossipee, died March 14, 2001, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
Born Aug. 20, 1931 in Salem, Mass., daughter of the late Leo and Delvina
(LeClaire) Brousseau, she has lived in Center Ossipee since 1979, previously
living in Danvers, Mass., for many years.
Mrs. Cardoza worked as a CNA at Huggins Hospital and Liberty Pavilion
Nursing Home in Danvers, Mass. She also worked at CBS Hytron in Salem,
She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Center Ossipee where
she was a Eucharistic Minister and was involved with the Sunday School
Pre-deceased by a brother Leo Brousseau, she leaves her husband, Joseph
Cardoza, of Center Ossipee; two sons, Kenneth Cardoza of Florida, and Keith
Cardoza of Plymouth; four daughters, Linda Hyde Zannini and her husband
Henry Zannini of Salem, Sandra Iovanne of Peabody, Mass., Donna and her
husband Paul Pepper of Danvers, Mass., and Paula Weeks of Peabody, Mass.;
a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Bonnie Brousseau of Derry; a sister,
Ida Lunt of Kennebunk, Maine; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Calling hours were Sunday at Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation
Service, Route 16, West Ossipee. A Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday,
March 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Center Ossipee.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee
is in charge of the arrangements.
MADISON - Richard Boyle O'Reilly Hocking of Madison, life-long teacher
and philosopher, died peacefully in his home on Sunday, March 11, 2001.
He was in his 95th year.
Born in Berkeley, Calif., on Aug. 26, 1906, he was the eldest child
and only son of William Ernest Hocking, Harvard philosopher, and Agnes
Boyle O'Reilly, founder of the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Mass. He
went to his mother's school with his two sisters, the late Hester Campbell
and the late Joan Kracke, and later attended Phillips Academy at Andover,
Mass. He earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics from
Harvard in 1928 and subsequently decided to make philosophy his work.
In 1932 he received his PhD from Yale, after a year of study in Berlin,
Germany. He taught at the University of Minnesota, Williams College, the
University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Chicago,
before settling at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., where he was invited
by Professor Leroy Loemker to help establish the doctorate program in 1949.
He taught there for 21 years, during which time, he recently commented,
"Every year my awareness deepened that the history of philosophy is one
In 1939, he married Katherine Ewing, director in the Federal Theatre
in Chicago, Ill. (1936-39). They began an unfailingly devoted relationship;
each was committed to participating in each other's lifework. "Kay and
Richard" became a source of delight and vitality for the communities in
which they lived.
In 1971, they moved to Madison, to the home that Richard had helped
to build. Richard's 30 years of retirement were active ones. He worked
to preserve his father's philosophical legacy, while quietly developing
his own rich intellect. He managed the family farm West Wind, and worked
with Raymond Ward to improve the fields and rebuild stonewalls. He continued
his professional involvement in many organizations, such as the Metaphysical
Society of America, the Guild of Scholars of the Episcopal Church, Southern
Society for the Philosophy of Religion, Ella Lyman Cabot Trust, and the
Fund for Systematic Philosophy, of which he was the founder. He also became
involved in many local community organizations. For instance, he was devoted
to St. Andrews Episcopal Church, the Great Books Discussion Group, the
Colloquium, the Madison Conservation Commission, the Madison Historical
Society, the Grange, and the Madison Town Meeting.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Katherine Ewing Hocking; his
three daughters, Jillian Farwell, Jennifer Wiley, Penelope Hocking (Gartrell);
seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A service will be held at
the Madison Church, Route 113, on Monday, March 19, at 1 p.m., followed
by a reception at St. Andrew's-in-the-Valley, Old Route 25, Tamworth. The
family will be collecting written memories of Richard - photographs and
drawings, etc. - from any who care to contribute.
Those wishing to honor Richard's memory with a gift, please consider
contributing to the Madison Historical Society, or to a local environmental
organization or other charity of your choice.
CONWAY - Frances E. DeWitt, 72, of Conway, died March 13, 2001, at the
Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, after a brief illness.
Born in Effingham, the daughter of David and Clara (Parker) Brownell,
she moved to Conway in 1949.
She graduated from Ossipee Central School, class of 1947.
Mrs. DeWitt had worked in the former Carroll County Hardware in North
Conway for several years, and she was the receptionist at White Mountain
Oil Company in North Conway for 18 years prior to retiring in 1990.
She was a member of the Conway United Methodist Church, treasurer of
Conway United Methodist Women and member of the Conway Historical Society.
The family includes her husband of 52 years, Everett C. DeWitt, of
Conway; a daughter, Sandra D. Wilson and her husband, David, of Littleton;
three sons, Carl C. DeWitt and his wife, Rebecca, of Conway, Michael E.
DeWitt and his wife, Ingrid, of Freedom, and Curtis E. DeWitt, of West
Ossipee; four grandchildren, Matthew Wilson, Jennifer Emery, Kristina DeWitt
and Heidi DeWitt; a great grandson, Andrew Emery, a brother, Lawrence M.
Brownell, and a sister, Agnes L. Thompson, both of Center Ossipee; and
several nieces and nephews.
A great granddaughter, Whitney A. Emery, and two brothers, Harold P.
Brownell and Chesley Brownell, predeceased her.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Conway United
Methodist Church in Conway, with the Rev. Katherine Russo, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the Conway Village Cemetery later in the spring. There
will be no visiting hours.
Donations may be sent to the Conway United Methodist Church Memorial
Fund, P.O. Box 315, Conway, NH 03818-0315.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
Lillian M. Radford Mathis, 88, formerly of Concord MA and Chelmsford,
MA and more recently of North Conway, NH, died at Memorial Hospital, N.
Conway on Tuesday, March 6, following a friend illness. Born in Cambridge,
MA, November 28, 1912, she was the daughter of the late Ernest T. and Inez
V. (Morrill) Jillson. A life-long lover of animals, she had shared her
home with cats and dogs over the years. She also enjoyed socializing with
her many friends and working with crafts. She was the wife of the late
Archibald M. Radford, who died in 1968 and the late Gail Mathis, who died
in 1993. She leaves her daughter, Barbara Spurr and her husband, Phil of
N. Conway; her sister, Leona Fay of Methuen, MA and her grandchildren,
Pamela A. Scarlett of Concord, NH and Robert A. Spurr of Chester, NJ. She
is also survived by seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Robert C. Radford, who died in 1998.
Friends are invited to attend services in the MacRae-Tunicliffe Funeral
Home, Thoreau and Belknap Streets, Concord, MA on Wednesday, March 14 at
1 PM. The Rev. Robert H. Barber will officiate and interment will follow
in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. Visiting hours in the funeral home will be Tuesday,
2-4 and 7-9 PM. In lieu of Flowers, gifts in her memory may be sent to
the American Heart Assoc., 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701 or the Humane
Society of the United States, 2100 L. St. N.W., Washington, DC 20037.
Robert T. Mills, 69, of South Conway, died March 9, 2001 at the Springbrook
Nursing Home in Westbrook, ME, following a long illness. Born in Niagara
Falls, NY, the son of Russell and Golda (Rowe) Mills, he moved to South
Conway in 1994. Mr. Mills graduated from Tri-State College in Angola, IN,
in 1962 with a degree in chemical engineering. He had been employed for
34 years with E.I. DuPont DeNemours, prior to retiring in 1985 as an executive
in marketing. Following retirement, he owned and operated a chemical business
for ten years. Mr. Mills enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing and was a
talented amateur artist. He was a member of the North Conway Rotary Club.
The family includes: his wife, Joann (Chapin) Mills of South Conway; a
son, Michael B. Mills of Leawood, KS; a daughter, Gail M. Babick of Cape
Elizabeth, ME; four grandchildren; two sisters, Roselyn Wells of Auburn,
IN and Rita Smith of Northome, MN and a brother, Rodney Mills of Fort Wayne,
IN. A daughter, Cheryl L. Mills, predeceased him in 1985. Funeral services
will be held Sunday at 1 PM at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North
Conway with the Rev. Jack Haney, officiating. Burial will be in the Conway
Village Cemetery later in the spring. Visiting hours will be Saturday from
7 to 9 PM at the funeral home. Donations may be sent to the National Kidney
Foundation, Inc., 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.
Lovell -- Erland L. McAllister, 52, of Lovell died Friday March 9, 2001
at Fryeburg Health Care. He was a life long resident of Lovell the son
of Buchard and Ruby Hewey McAllister and was educated in Lovell schools.
Erland was disabled his whole life and unable to work, but he did enjoy
mowing the lawn and working around the yard. He is survived by his father
of Bridgton, two brothers Erwin B. McAllister, Errol L. McAllister, both
of Lovell, two nephews, Wesley Hewey of Machiasport, Erwin McAllister Jr.
or Brownfield, two nieces Ellen Pellitier of Brewer and Cindy Walker of
A graveside service will be held in the spring at #4 Cemetery in Lovell.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Leona Helen Makein, 78, of Newnan, Ga., died Thursday, March 8, 2001,
at Mariner Health Care in Newnan, Ga. She was born in Brockton, Mass.,
on March 12, 1922. Mrs. Makein was a retired nurse, and is survived by
her mother-in-law, Dora Makein; her son, George Lauzon, of Newnan, Ga.,
and Frank Lauzon, of Madison; grandchildren Patricia Bounds, Catherine
Groover, Jason Lauzon, Jimmy Lauzon, Peter Lauzon, and Donna Rooks; and
many great-grandchildren. Services will be held today (Monday) at the McKoon
Funeral Home Chapel in Newnan, Ga. Mrs. Makein will be laid to rest at
the Forest Lawn Memorial Park at 656 Roscoe Road in Newnan, GA.
FRYEBURG - George Morton Redding, 77, of Highland Park in Fryeburg,
died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
He was born in Attleboro, Mass., the son of Edgar and Alice Glidden
Redding. He grew up in Raynham, Mass., and graduated from Raynham High
School. He was a World War II Army Air Force veteran. He lived in Franklin,
Mass., for many years and worked 35 years for General Motors in the paint
department. He was past master of Excelsior Lodge of Masons in Franklin
and was a member of Pythagorean Lodge in Fryeburg.
His whole life he was an avid stamp collector, and at the time of his
death he was president of the White Mountain Stamp Club. He was past secretary
of the Highland Park Association, and past president of the Fryeburg Historical
Society. In 1985, he designed and built his home in Fryeburg.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Annie Ventham Redding, of Fryeburg;
two daughters, Louise Mae Jonston, of Hyannis, Mass., and Judy Redding
of Bartlett; two granddaughters, Wendy Farrell and Mary Jane Jonston; and
two grandsons, Corey Farrell Jr., and John Farrell.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wood Funeral
Home, 12 Warren Street, Fryeburg. Pythagorean Lodge of Masons will conduct
a Masonic Service on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations in his memory may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177,
Fryeburg, Maine 04037.
BROWNFIELD, Maine - Patrick C. Warren, 44, of Pig Street in
Brownfield, died unexpectedly March 10, 2001, in Quincy, Mass. He was born
July 31, 1956, in Somerville, Mass., a son of Herman C. and Margaret M.
Saulnier Warren. Mr. Warren was educated in Cambridge, Mass., schools and
graduated from Cambridge High and Latin in 1974. He served in the U. S.
Marine Corps, stationed in North Carolina. He worked many years as a sub-contractor
hanging drywall. Most recently he worked at Paris Farmers Union of North
Conway as a clerk before returning to drywall work for R & B Drywall
Company of East Conway. Mr. Warren retired in 2000 due to ill health. He
enjoyed motorcycling, lifting weights and listening to music. He also had
a great love for his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with
them. He was predeceased by one brother, Walter Warren, who died Jan. 1,
1999. Besides his mother of Fryeburg, he is survived by his wife of seven
years, Jane M. Richardson Warren; a daughter, Jessica L. Warren of Sandy
Hook, Conn.; a sister, Patricia Ivery of Norway, Maine; and four brothers,
George Warren, Center Conway, Michael Warren, Fryeburg, Frank Warren, Brownfield,
and David Warren, Albany, NY. Visiting hours will be Friday from 6 to 8
p.m., followed by a funeral service Saturday at 11 a.m., both at Neal and
York Funeral Home, 12 High Street, Kezar Falls, Maine. Burial will be in
HIRAM, Maine - Leon H. Newbegin Sr., 68, of Shotgun Gulch Road,
Hiram, Maine, died March 13, 2001, in Center Ossipee at the home of his
He was born Dec. 3, 1932, in Hiram, a son of Lottie M. Sargent and
William H. Newbegin Sr.
Mr. Newbegin was educated in Hiram schools and served in the U.S. Army
during the Korean War.
He drove trucks for Owen Currier Trucking of Fryeburg and for Morgan
Linen of Londonderry, retiring in 1979 due to a disability. He was animal
control officer in Hiram for many years. He was a member of the Hiram VFW.
Mr. Newbegin enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was predeceased by his son Leon H. Newbegin Jr., who died in 1991.
Survivors include his son Brian Newbegin of Center Ossipee; three daughters,
Dian Garrett of Crestview, Fla., Lisa Newbegin of Concord, and Delores
Bowen of Crestview, Fla.; three sisters, Ethel Sargent of Cornish, Maine,
Emma Sargent of Bridgton, Maine, and Bernice Gothwaithe of Bridgton, Maine;
as well as nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m. at Neal
and York Funeral Home, 12 High Street, Kezar Falls, Maine. Pastor Barry
Judd will officiate. A graveside service will be held at Pleasant Ridge
Cemetery in the spring.
WINTERPORT, Maine - Viola Beryl Faulkner, 87, of Boston Road
in Winterport, Maine, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at the Brewer Rehabilitation
and Living Center.
She was born in Hartford Center, Maine, on Aug. 1, 1913, the daughter
of Harry and Eva Allen Dudley, and was educated in South Paris schools.
She had lived in the Waterford area for many years and was a member of
the Norway and Waterford American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting,
crocheting, gardening, feeding her birds and was a avid reader of the Bible.
She was predeceased by her husband Jonah H. Faulkner, a son Harry and
a daughter Crystal. She is survived by three sons John R. of Orange, Mass.,
Samuel J. of Appleton, Maine, and Kenneth L. of Hayneville, Ga.; seven
daughters, Vivian Bullard of Oxford, Mass., Virginia Grenier of Winterport,
Maine, Zillah Karstetter of Pittsfield, Maine, Esther Faulkner of Fryeburg,
Ruth Sawyer and Mary Butterfield, both of Farmington Falls, and Susan Kesterson
of Ocean Springs, Miss.; two sisters, Ruby Kahkonen of South Paris, Maine
and Frantie Giasson of Waterford, Maine; 38 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren;
and three great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Wood Funeral
Home, 12 Warren Street, Fryeburg, with the Rev. Keith Cushman officiating.
Spring burial will be in No. 4 Cemetery Lovell.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 201
Main Street, Westbrook Maine 04092.
MIRROR LAKE - Earl Wolcott Hobart died March 6, 2001, at his
home on Mirror Lake Drive in Mirror Lake.
He was born Nov. 21, 1915, in Revere, Mass., the son of the late Earl
G. and Bertha (Griffith) Hobart.
Mr. Hobart was raised in Reading, Mass. He was a graduate of Reading
High School. He served in World War II in the Company H of the 182nd infantry
for 37 months in the South Pacific, and then as an instructor in Motor
Mechanics at Fort Riley, Kan.
In 1921 his father opened Hobart's Garage which Earl W. Hobart continued
to operate upon his discharge from the Army. The business was in existence
for over 50 years. In the black-out of 1965, it was one of two stations
in eastern New England able to operate because of a private generator.
For over 20 years he sponsored the sale of Christmas trees by the Reading
Chapter of Demolay.
While residing in Reading and North Reading, Earl was an active member
of each Congregational Church. In Reading he was Town Meeting member for
15 years, a member of the Rotary Club, serving as president and then as
treasurer for eight years.
He was a member of the Good Samaritan Lodge of Reading, the Reading
Commandry, Royal Arch Chapter, Scottish Rite, Appelo Temple and was a charter
member of the Simadi Shrine Club as well as the Solomon Island Club.
While in New Hampshire he was an active member and former president
of the Meals on Wheels Program. He served as the first president of Friends
of Libby and treasurer for six years, a member of the Lay Committee of
the Mirror Lake Church and treasurer for 18 years. He was recently named
treasurer emeritus by the Lay Committee.
For over 15 years he served as chairman of the Properties Committee
for the Huggins Hospital Street Fair. In 1990 Earl and Mary were fair chairmen.
In recognition of this, Gov. Judd Gregg presented them with a Volunteer
Award in October, 1990.
In 1982 he served on the committee that developed the Power Mechanics
Program for the Governor Wentworth Vocational School. He also served on
the Tuftonboro Budget Committee for three years.
In 1997 Mr. Hobart was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow by the Wolfeboro
Mr. Hobart is survived by his wife Mary Krickel (Carrick) of Mirror
Lake; his daughter, Julie Shelley Tryder and her husband William M. Tryder
III; his grandchildren, Carrick Joy O'Brien and her husband Michael, William
M. Tryder IV and Timothy Hobart Tryder.
The family request no flowers, and memorial thoughts may be expressed
by contributing to the Hospice of Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620,
Wolfeboro NH 03894 or the Scholarship Fund of the Mirror Lake Church.
Memorial services for Mr. Hobart will be held March 17 at 2 p.m. at
the Mirror Lake Community Church, Mirror Lake, N.H. Lord Funeral Home,
Route 28, Wolfeboro is in charge of arrangements.
LITTLETON - Timothy H. Lloyd, 38, of Partridge Lake Road, passed
away at the Littleton Regional Hospital on March 7, 2001, as a result of
injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Nov. 25, 2000, in Littleton.
He was born in Littleton, the son of Herbert and Fay (Edson) Lloyd,
and he was a lifelong resident of that community. He attended local schools,
graduating from the Littleton High School in 1981. He served in the U.S.
Air Force and the NH Army National Guard. For the past 15 years, he had
been employed as a salesman and most recently store manager for A.D. Sanel
Auto Parts in Littleton. He was an ardent outdoorsman and an avid hunter.
He loved motorcycling, cars, snowmobiling, antiquing and home remodeling.
He was a devoted family man and loyal friend.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Therese (Godbout) Lloyd, a
son, Nathan Lloyd, and a daughter, Nicole Lloyd, all of Littleton; his
parents, Herb and Fay Lloyd, of Bethlehem; two brothers, Gregory Lloyd,
of Watertown, N.Y., and Christopher Lloyd, of Northfield; a sister, Beth
Ellen Couture, of Jefferson; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and several
Friends may call at the Ross Funeral Home, Littleton Chapel, on Friday
evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March
10, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church on Main Street in
Littleton, and burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the Littleton Area
Hospice, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH 03561, or to the North Country
Emergency Fund, c/o Alan MacDonald, Littleton Lodge of Elks, Bethlehem
Road, Littleton, NH 03561.