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5/31
CONWAY -- Harry Wayland French, 74, of Conway, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
He was born April 15, 1926, in Concord, N.Y., son of the late Chester C. and Mattilda E. (Manchester) French. He has lived in Conway since 1972, moving there from Fitchburg, Mass.
Mr. French owned H.W. French Artesian Well Co., in Massachusetts. After moving to Conway he worked as the manager of Aubuchon Hardware, retiring in 1994. From 1995 until October 2000 he worked part time for the Carroll County Mental Health Conway branch.
During World War II he served his country with the United States Army. He was a member of the American Legion Post 46 in Conway and the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks in Conway.
Pre-deceased by a brother Charles C. French and a sister Alice Soudani he leaves his wife, Dorothy (Quint) Sullivan French of Conway; three sons, Albert K. French of Fishers, Ind., Charles M. French of Conway, and Thomas W. French of Acton, Mass.; a daughter, Lois Marie French of Westford, Mass.; two stepsons, Michael E. Sullivan of Indianapolis, Ind., and Neal H. Sullivan of Columbia, Mo.,; three step-daughters, Maureen A. Sullivan of Helena, Mont., Janet R. Twomey of Ashland, Mass., and Nancy M. Sullivan of Dover; two sisters, Jean M. Grace of Wilmont, and Carol L. Crook of Watertown, Mass.; a step-brother, Philip Johnson of Sunapee; three step-sisters, Alice Hughes of Fla., Elsie Nichols of Worcester, Mass., and Elizabeth "Betty" McCann of Worcester, Mass.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services and burial will be Friday, June 1, at 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NH State Veterans Cemetery, P.O. Box 626, Concord, NH 03301, Carroll County Visiting Nurses or the charity of one's choice.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee is in charge of the arrangements.

5/31
WOODSVILLE -- Elizabeth "Arlie" (Rowe) Covell, 79, of Woodsville, died Monday, May 28, 2001, at the Cottage Hospital, Woodsville.
Arlie was born March 13, 1922, in Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Ernest J. and Gertrude (Sample) Rowe.
She married Francis Covell April 23, 1945, and he predeceased her on July 3, 1963.
Arlie was a graduate of Lisbon High School, Lisbon, class of 1940, and she graduated from Keene State College in June of 1945.
She taught home economics at Woodsville High School, was employed by the State of New Hampshire Department of Welfare in the former Woodsville office, and from 1966 until retirement in 1984 she worked for CPM Paper Company, East Ryegate, Vt.
Arlie joined the American Legion Auxiliary Ross-Wood Unit 20, Woodsville, in 1946 and served her first term as president in 1949. She served six terms as president and served as a director of District 8. Arlie served as chair of the Girls State committee for the unit for a number of years and held several other local and state offices. An original organizer in 1976 of the Woodsville-Wells River, Vt., Fourth of July Parade, she continued as an active member and had held the office of secretary.
Surviving relatives include her companion, Newton J. Lang, Woodsville; one brother, Ivan Rowe, Madison; a niece, Linda Ferguson; and a nephew, Allan Rowe.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, May 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, with Rev. Joseph Rinaldi officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Woodsville.
Memorial donations may be made to either the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 20 Scholarship Fund, c/o Mrs. Viola Grenier, Treasurer, 13 Terrace Street, Woodsville NH 03785, or to the National World War II Memorial, PO Box 96766, Washington DC 20090-6766.

5/31
WOLFEBORO -- Terry E. (Dodier) Waterhouse, 51, formerly of Wolfeboro, died April 23, 2001, in Fort Myers, Fla., from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.
She was a native of Wolfeboro, the daughter of Frank and Ruth (Churchill) Dodier of Pleasant Valley, Wolfeboro, and attended local schools. For the past 14 years, Terry has made her home in Florida. She loved to ride motorcycles and spend time planting in her gardens.
She is survived by her sons Dewayne Waterhouse, Wakefield, and Tracy Waterhouse, Wolfeboro; a granddaughter, Megan Waterhouse, Wolfeboro; her father Frank Dodier, Wolfeboro; two brothers Leonard Dodier, Rochester, and Dennis Dodier, Colchester, Conn.; a sister Pam Clifford, Wolfeboro; as well as many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church, South Main Street, Wolfeboro. Interment will be in the All Saints Cemetery, Wolfeboro.
Family request that any memorial contributions be made to the All Saints Episcopal Church, Wolfeboro NH 03894.

5/29
TAMWORTH -- Ida Louise Clough, 73, of Tamworth, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
She was a graduate of Kennett High School, class of 1947, and a lifelong resident of Tamworth Village. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and the Tamworth Village Association. She completed a course in self-care for senior citizens in 1985 and worked in that capacity at Memorial Hospital and surrounding communities for many years. She was also a nanny for many children in the Tamworth area. Her influence will long be felt.
Ida leaves several cousins, including Wallace Kimball, of Westfield, Mass., Philip Kimball, of Feeding Hills, Mass., Margo Van Zanalt, of Lake Forest, Calif., and Karen Hull, of Agawam, Mass.
Graveside services will be Thursday, May 31, at 1 p.m. in the old Tamworth Cemetery near Ordination Rock. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be made to the Tamworth Historical Society, Box 13, Tamworth, NH 03886, toward the construction of an archival room at the house in the field, once a part of her home.

5/29
OSSIPEE -- Barbara (Merrow) Currier, 83, of Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
Born Sept. 9, 1917, in Center Ossipee, daughter of the late Llewellyn G. and Margaret (Curtin) Merrow, she had lived in Center Ossipee all of her life.
Mrs. Currier worked as a telephone operator for AT&T for many years. She also worked for Malone Knitting Mills, Bald Peak Resort and Davidson Rubber.
She was predeceased by a son, Edwin P. Brownell, and a brother, former congressman Chester E. Merrow. She is survived by her husband, Cortland A. Currier, of Center Ossipee; her daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen (Brownell) Anderson and Robert E. Anderson, of Diamond Pond, Colebrook; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Thursday, May 31, at 11 a.m. at the Chickville Cemetery in Ossipee.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Homes and Cremation Service of West Ossipee and Wolfeboro are in charge of arrangements.

5/29
CONWAY -- Rose M. Thompson, 67, of North Conway, died May 23, 2001, at her home on Sunset Hill Road, following a long illness.
Born in Chelsea, Mass., the daughter of Michael and Lucy DeStefano, she was a long-time resident of Wilmington, Mass.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her family, friends and golf.
The family includes her husband of 42 years, Frederick H. Thompson, of North Conway; a daughter, Mrs. Paul (Joyce) Marasco, of Fitchburg, Mass.; a son, Frederick H. and Marie (Woodland) Thompson Jr., of North Conway; a grandson, Benjamin N. Marasco, of Fitchburg, Mass.; and two brothers, Michael DeStefano, of Wilmington, Mass., and Edward DeStefano, of Revere, Mass.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, June 4, 2001, at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. There will be no visiting hours.
Donations may be sent to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services of Northern Carroll County, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, NH 03860-0432, or to Jen's Friends, P.O. Box 1842, North Conway, NH 03860-1842.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

5/28
John B. Butler Jr., 70, of Jackson, died May 24, 2001, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia following a long illness.
Born in Everett, Mass., the son of John and Madeline (James) Butler Sr., he grew up in Everett and lived in Malden, Mass., for several years before moving to Jackson in 1960.
He graduated from Everett (Mass.) High School, class of 1949.
Mr. Butler had been a draftsman for Raytheon Company in Massachusetts prior to moving to New Hampshire.
Jack had owned and operated the Iron Mountain House in Jackson for 40 years.
The family includes his wife of 42 years, Evelyn (Hureau) Butler, of Jackson; a son, John B. Butler III and a daughter, Evelyn A. Butler, both of Bartlett; and a brother, Robert Butler, of Nashua.
He was predeceased by his son, Mark E. Butler, in 1979, and his sister, Madalyn Doyle.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in Jackson Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be sent to PKD National Kidney Foundation, 4901 Main Street, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64112-2634.

5/26
Sean Christopher O'Neill, 35, of Shreveport, La., formerly of Millis, Mass. and Sandown, NH was taken into the Arms of God on Monday, May 21, 2001. Sean was a graduate of Timberlane High School in Plaistow and served as a Sergeant in the US Army for many years, as well as serving in the Army Reserves until last year. He worked for Federal Express in Boston, Mass. and later Shreveport, La.
Sean leaves behind his wife, Lora Sims O'Neill, his beloved daughters, Christian and Elana of Shreveport, La., his best friend and brother Scott Vernon O'Neill and sister-in-law Cheryl of Manchester, his four special nieces and nephews, brothers-in-laws Marvin, Reginald, and Sheldon Sims and their three nieces and nephews, his loving parents, Robert B. and Cindy O'Neill of New Tazewell, Tenn., Mrs. Mary Ellen (O'Neill) and Wayne Klimauskas of Effingham, his beloved grandparents, George and Vera (O'Neill) Pitts of Sandown. His aunts, uncles, many cousins, family and friends also deeply mourn the loss of his presence here on Earth with us.
There are no calling hours. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 29, at 11 a.m. at the Peabody Funeral Home, 460 Main Street (Route 121A), Sandown, NH. Burial will follow in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Millis, Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Sean's name to a charity of your choice, or for a trust fund for his beloved daughters, c/o Mrs. Vera Pitts, 84 North Rd., Sandown NH 03873. for more information, please visit "www.peabodyfuneralhome.webatonce.com". All of Sean's family wish to thank so many who have already called, visited, sent flowers and given of their love and support for all of us at this time.

5/25
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Jean A. (Salvatore) Cyr, 83, of 63 Prospect Street in Worcester, Mass., died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at home after a short illness.
She is survived by two sons, Robert C. Cyr, of Jackson, and Paul L. Cyr, of Worcester.; one daughter, Leah DeLuca, of Worcester; two brothers, Joseph Salvatore, of Worcester, and Clement Salvatore Jr., of Auburn; two sisters, Elizabeth Brandli and Mary Tangney, both of Worcester; 13 grandchildren; seven great granddaughters and one great grandson; and nephews and nieces.
She predeceased by a son, Ernest D. Cyr; two daughters, Zita DeMarco and Carol Burns; and two brothers, Gregory and Carl.
She was born in Shrewsbury, the daughter of Clement and Angelina (Izzi) Salvatore, and lived in Worcester most of her life. Mrs. Cyr worked at General Electric in Ashland for many years before she retired in 1977. Along with a son, she was instrumental in the founding of the Nordic Village Resort in Jackson. She was a life member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. An Church and its Golden Years Club.
Funeral will be held today (Friday) at the Arthur S. Manzi and Son Funeral Home and Garden Chapel, with a Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Ann Church. Burial will be held at the family's convenience.
Flowers may be sent, or contributions may be made to the VNA of Central Massachusetts, 120 Thomas Street, Worcester, Mass. 01608.

5/25
Olga Helen LaCroix, 83, a long-time resident of East Conway Road and a former resident of Stratford, Conn., died Monday, May 7, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. LaCroix was a retired factory worker for the American Chain and Cable Co., in Bridgeport, Conn., for more than 30 years. She was an avid gardener, an excellent golfer and a member of the North Conway Country Club.
First introduced to the North Country by the late George and Peg Rancourt as a vacation destination, Mrs. LaCroix and her husband eventually retired and made their permanent home here. She is survived by her daughter, Georgette Higgs, of Milford, Conn., and a grandson, Clifford Higgs, of Timberlake, N.C.
Mrs. LaCroix was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Clifford, and her parents and brothers.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 12, at the Smith Funeral Home in Milford, Conn. Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.

5/24
CENTER OSSIPEE -- Karen E. Willand, 36, passed away May 22, 2001, at her home on Dore Street in Center Ossipee.
She was born Sept. 8, 1964, in Wolfeboro, the daughter of Earl "Babe" and Eleanor (Corson) Willand, of Wolfeboro.
Karen was a 1981 graduate of Kingswood Regional High School and had worked for Leone, McDonald and Roberts of Wolfeboro for 19 years. She was known for her kindness and thoughtfulness to everyone she met. She loved crafts, lighthouses, snowshoeing and her cat.
She was predeceased by her father, Earl F. "Babe" Willand and is survived by her mother, Eleanor (Corson) Willand, of Wolfeboro; a brother, Tom Willand and his wife, Diane, of Wolfeboro; a sister, Nancy Morse and her husband, Mike, of Dover; nieces Shauna and Melissa Willand, of Wolfeboro; an aunt, Jean Hamlin, and an uncle, Dick Corson, both of Wolfeboro; and many cousins and special friends, including Ruth Spencer and her boyfriend Kevin Caddigan, of Saco, Maine.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Lord Funeral Home on Route 28 in Wolfeboro. Burial will be in the South Wolfeboro Cemetery, South Wolfeboro.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Lakes Regional Humane Society, P.O. Box 2231, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, or the charity of one's choice.

5/23
Peggy E. Shaw, 57, of Lovell died at her home Tuesday, May 22, 2001 after a long illness. She was born in Bridgton, the daughter of James and Doris Bresette Kilgore. Her family moved to Lovell when Peggy was four and she attended Lovell and Fryeburg schools. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Byron H. Shaw of Lovell; one son, David L. Shaw of Lovell; two daughters, Malinda Cole of Cape Canaveral, Fla. and Gail L. Pierce of Lovell; one brother Sam Kilgore of Indiana, Penn.; one sister Louise Kilgore of North Carolina; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by a sister Shirley Keaton.
At Peggy's request there will be no services. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

5/23
G. Scott Hutchinson,80, formerly of Wayland, Ma. and Jackson, NH, died in Bradenton, Fl. on May 18 after a short illness.

Mr. Hutchison was born in New Haven, CT, the son of the late George C. and Helen Hutchison. He graduated from Grove City College with a degree in Journalism. During W.W.II he served 27 months overseas as a sergeant in the Eighth Air Force in England and in the Sixth Army's occupation of Japan.

In l964 Mr. Hutchison joined the staff of the Harvard Business Review and was Executive Editor-Production at the time of his retirement in l985. After his retirement he moved from Wayland, Ma to Jackson, NH where he became an active member of the community. He was trustee-treasurer for the Jackson Public Library for manyyears and a member of the Jackson Planning Board. Scott was a member of Wentworth Country Club and an avid golfer, cross-country skier, and bridge player.

Survivors include his wife Firth of 54 years; two daughters, Beverly Hutchison of Newton Center, Ma: Susan Miao of Wellesley, Me; two grandchildren, Adrienne Firth, and Gregory Scott Miao; two sisters; Margaret Rafferty of Shelton, Con; twin sister Dorothy Partridge of .Clarkdale, Ariz.; a brother Fred of Scotia, NY.

A memorial service will be held at ST. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church in Bradenton on June 3 at 2p.m. Inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

Donations in his memory may be sent to the Jackson Public Library, PO Box 262, Jackson, NH 03846.

5/23
Graveside committal services for Robert Allen Allard, 76, of Lower Landing Mobile Home Park in Charlestown, who died December 21, 2000 at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity, will be held Saturday morning, May 26, at 11 a.m. in the Gilman Cemetery in Madison.
Friends and relatives from the Charlestown area will meet at the Charlestown Memorial Chapel, 34 Main Street in Charlestown at 9 a.m. to travel to Madison.

5/23
Rodney A. Towle, 65, of Allenstown died May 20, 2001 at his home after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Franklin, the son of the late Herbert Towle Sr. and Louise (Bean) Towle.
He lived in Hooksett and Derry before making his home in Allenstown for the past 25 years. He and his wife also spent winters in Beverly Hills, Fla.
He was employed for 30 years with Holmes Transportation and was a member of the Teamsters Local No. 633.
He also owned and operated Towle's Snack Shack in Hooksett for the past nine years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict, having served with both the 101st and 82nd Airborne Divisions.
Towle was a member of the Suncook United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church in Hernando, Fla. Locally, he was a member of the Board of Trustees and an original member of the Saturday Night Supper Committee.
He was a selectman for the town of Allenstown from 1989 to 1993 and on the budget committee in 2000. In Florida he was a volunteer for Skill Bank and Surveillance, a neighborhood crime watch program.
In addition to town politics, Towle enjoyed woodworking.
He was predeceased by his sister, Carolyn Girard.
Towle is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janice (McNamara) Towle of Allenstown; a son, Glenn Towle of Freedom; two daughters, Ann O'Brien of Hooksett and Carol Heckman of Henniker; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; his mother; two brothers, Herbert Towle of Barnestead and Robert Towle of Gilmanton; two sisters, Mary Nadeau of Pembroke and Constance Nepveu of Hooksett; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours were held at the Petit Funeral Home in Pembroke.
Funeral services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. at Suncook United Methodist Church.
The Rev. Dr. Virginia Jones-Newton, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Moore Cemetery, Loudon.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the CRVNA-Hospice Program, PO Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797; or the Suncook United Methodist Church, Main Street, Pembroke 03275.

5/21
SEBAGO -- Beatrice Mary Douglas, 75, of Baldwin Rd., died May 16, 2001, at Bridgton Health Care Center.
She was born April 5, 1926, in Brownfield, a daughter of Arthur and Vina Babb McDonald. Mrs. Douglas was educated in Brownfield schools and graduated from Kennett High School of Conway, N.H.
She was a member of the Sebago Center Community Church, was a member and past president (1988) of the West Baldwin 50+ Club, and a member of the Sebago Ladies Circle. Mrs. Douglas was also a Gold Star Mother (having lost a son in Vietnam War). She enjoyed touring with the area senior citizens, watching Lawrence Welk reruns, and knitting and crocheting.
Her husband of 31 years, Maurice Lincoln Douglas, died March 24, 1976. A son, Harvey J. Douglas, died in Vietnam in 1969.
Surviving are one son, M. Lincoln Douglas of Standish; one sister, Marion Carpenter of Conway; two grandchildren, Marci L. Douglas of Florida & Cumberland, Maine, and David A. Douglas of New Gloucester, Mass.
A funeral service was held May 19 at Sebago Center Community Church, Route 107, Sebago. Pastor Greg Young officiated. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery. Arrangements are by Neal & York Funeral Home, Kezar Falls.

5/19
GORHAM -- Ms. Arlene (Shreenan) Anderson, 71, passed away on Friday, May 11, 2001, after a long illness. She was born in Berlin on October 1, 1929, the daughter of Arthur and Grace Anderson, and lived in the Berlin/Gorham area for most of her life.
Prior to her retirement, she worked at Coos County Nursing Home for many years before becoming a private duty aide. Her role as a caregiver extended to providing support and aid to many of her elderly relatives.
Members of her family include her son, Andrew Vanasse of Gorham; a daughter and daughter-in-law, Raelene and Julia Shreenan of Florence, South Carolina; a brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Pauline Phair of Gorham; a brother, Edward Anderson of Glen; a sister, Helen Rivard of North Conway; a sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and David Patch of Glen; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
As per Ms. Anderson's request, there will be no visiting hours. there will be a graveside memorial on Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at New City Cemetery in Berlin.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her memory to St. Barnabas Church, High Street, Berlin, NH, 03570.

5/19
LACONIA -- R. Grant Kramer, 89, of Route 28, Laconia, passed away May 14, 2001, at the Taylor home, Laconia. He was born July 11, 1911, in Milton, the son of the late Otto and Rena Kramer. Mr. Kramer was a graduate of Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, and attended the University of New Hampshire as well as Boston University. He had lived in Ossipee for most of his life where he and his wife Beryl (Moulton) Kramer owned and operated Moultonís Store for 20 years.
Grant served as selectman for the Town of Ossipee and also as moderator for 19 years. He also served on the Carroll County Draft Board. He was a member and past Right Worshipful Master of the Ossipee Valley Lodge 74, F&AM, receiving his 64th year loyalty plaque. Mr. Kramer served as past Grand Representative to the N.H. Grand Lodge, he was a member and past Patron of the Morning Star Lodge, Wolfeboro, and a member of the Bektash Shrine where he co-chaired Stewarts Unit. He also was the Father Advisor of the Order of Demolay in Wolfeboro, guiding young men for many years.
Mr. Kramer had also worked as an adjuster for the Ossipee Insurance Company, Ossipee, and was very active in the Second Congregational Church in Ossipee. He was a member of the Kingswood Country Club and the Laconia Barbershop Chorus.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Beryl (Moulton) Kramer of Laconia; three sons, L. Page Kramer of Brooksville, Fla., Peter G. Kramer of Saugerties, N.Y., and Ted M. Kramer of Silver Lake; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Howard Kramer of Cape Cod, Mass. All eight grandchildren plan to be pallbearers and attend a celebration of his life on Saturday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church, Route 171, Ossipee. His burial will be in the Ossipee Cemetery, Ossipee.
The family encourages donations in his memory be made to the Second Congregational Church, P.O. Box 2, Ossipee, NH 03864 or to Ossipee Valley Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 1, Ossipee, NH 03864.
Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee and Wolfeboro, is in charge of arrangements.

5/19
TAMWORTH -- Eleanor (Cardinale) McCreary, 74, of Silver Lake Road, Chocorua, died May 16, 2001 at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro. She was born in New York City, and grew up in Kalamazoo, Mich., later moving back to Long Island. She lived there until 1962 when she moved to St. Croix, Virgin Islands, until 1972 when she moved to Chocorua. She was employed as a real estate broker in St. Croix. She belonged to the Ladies Aide of Chocorua. She enjoyed photography and rug hooking as well as gardening, antiques and traveling.
She is survived by two sons, Kenn L. McCreary, Chocorua, and Dann P. McCreary, Escondido, Calif.; a daughter, Lynn Zell, Valley City, Ohio; two grandsons, Chris McCreary and Jeff McCreary; and a great grandson, Chris Vaughn. She was predeceased by a great grandson, Skylar McCreary. She also leaves a sister, Sue Hutchins, St. Croix, V.I., and three nephews.
Calling hours will be Monday, 6 to 8 p.m. at Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Chocorua Community Church, Route 113, Chocorua. Burial will follow at Ordination Rock Cemetery, Tamworth.

5/19
Leah A. Clemons, 88, of North Conway died May 19, 2001 at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway following a long illness. Born in North Conway, the daughter of Roger and Edith (Currier) Allard, she was a lifelong resident of North Conway and had been a resident of the SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center for the past four years.
Mrs. Clemons had worked in the Maternity Department at Memorial Hospital for many years as an L.P.N. prior to retiring in 1974.
She had been a member of the former Washington Chapter #44, O.E.S. in North Conway.
She and her late husband were avid fishermen and loved to go antiquing.
The family includes: two daughters, Elaine C. Spratt of North Conway and Janet C. Howard of LaCrescent, MN; eight grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold W. Clemons, in 1999, a sister, Clara Philbrick, in 1994 and two grandsons.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home, in North Conway, with the Rev. Jack Haney, rector of Christ Church, officiating. Burial will be in the North Conway Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations may be sent to the Memorial Hospital, PO Box 5001, North Conway NH 03860-5001.

5/18
In loving memory of Pamela J. Carter.
Carter, Pamela J. of Bethlehem, formerly of Quincy, May 13, 2001. Beloved mother of Katrina Carter of Bethlehem. Loving daughter of Catherine A. Woodall of Center Conway. Dear Sister of Thomas Woodall of Boston, Tanya Woodall of N.H., and Peggy Carter of Quincy. Donations in memory of Pam may be made to the Katrina Carter Scholarship Fund, c/o Eastern Bank, 731 Hancock St., Quincy MA 02170.

5/18
Gardner Johnson Sr., 75, of Fryeburg, passed asay peacefully at Fryeburg HealthCare Center on May 16, 2001. Born on June 23, 1925 in Poland, Maine, he is predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Albertha Mann Johnson in 1981. A grandson, Edward Smith, predeceased him in 1986.
He is survived by one sister, Evelyn Grover of Stow; three sons, Gardner Johnson III of Fryeburg, Robert Johnson of Sweden, and Wayne Johnson of Fryeburg; three daughters, Eleanor Kimball of Fryeburg, Joyce Conant of Jay, Maine, and Linda Warren of Fryeburg; ten grandsons, 11 granddaughters, and 17 great-grandchildren.
His interests included hunting, fishing, and gardening. He was enlisted in the merchant marines and served during World War II. He worked in the woods logging, farmed in the valley, and was employed by the Town of Fryeburg as the dump attendant for several years.
At his request, his body was donated to science to further medical research.
On May 26, 2001, family and friends are invited for a celebration of his life at Wayne and Sharon Johnson's, 51B Portland Street, Fryeburg, Maine, starting at noon.

5/15
OSSIPEE -- Irene "Rene" (Holbrook) LeGendre, 78, of Center Ossipee, died May 11, 2001, in Center Ossipee from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Rene was born Nov. 21, 1922, in Wolfeboro, the daughter of the late Clement and Mary (Berry) Holbrook, and had lived in Center Ossipee all her life. She had worked for Mount Whittier Ski Area for many years, as well as other local stores and most recently was employed as a clerk at P, B & J's store in Center Ossipee.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years Emile J. LeGendre, Center Ossipee; a son Dennis LeGendre of Center Ossipee; two daughters, Marcella Ratliff of Freedom and Maureen Pierro of North Hampton; six grandsons and a granddaughter; her sisters Janice Wagonfeld of Bayonetville, Fla., and June (Palmer) Lindley of Center Ossipee; and nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours with the family were Monday evening at the Lord Funeral Home in Center Ossipee. Memorial services will be today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, Route 16B, Center Ossipee. Interment will be in the Grant Hill Cemetery, Center Ossipee.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ossipee Concerned Citizens, Center Ossipee 03814.

5/14
FRYEBURG -- Ruby L. Largey, 88, of Lovewell Pond Road, died Saturday, May 12, 2001, at the Bridgton Hospital.
Ruby was born in Gilead, Maine, the daughter of William and Bertha Kendall Bennett. She graduated from Gould Academy in 1931, and also graduated from Farmington Normal School.
Mrs. Largey was a teacher for 33 years. She taught in the towns of Greenwood, Bethel, Brownfield and Fryeburg. She lived in Demark from 1951 to 1961. Her husband, Maynard Largey, died in 1961, at which time she moved to Fryeburg.
Mrs. Largey was a member of Mount Moriah Chapter Order of Eastern Star; an honorary member of Pythagorean Chapter Order of Eastern Star; and Retired Teachers Association, Maine, and National Retired Teachers Association. She was active with the Fryeburg senior citizens and the historical society.
Her family includes one son, Loren L. Largey, of Denmark; three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Lola) Layne and Mrs. Philip (Lorna) Emery, both of Fryeburg, and Mrs. Stuart (Lida) Kaiser, of Brookfield; one brother, Sherwin Bennett, of Mission Hills, Calif.; two sisters, Mildred Chushing, of Farmington, Maine, and Phyllis Thyer, of Danielson, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home, 12 Warren Street, Fryeburg, with the Rev. Bryce Whiting officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Bethel. Donations in her memory may be made to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, Maine 04037.

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SANFORD, Maine -- Isabel A. Warren, 70, of 2 Front Street, Sanford, Maine, died May 8, 2001, at Fryeburg Health Care Center.
She was born on June 20, 1930, in Waterboro, a daughter of Frank and Ida Brown Chick. She was educated in Waterboro schools. She worked for many years as a spinner at Kezar Falls Woolen Mill. She enjoyed reading, riding in the car and going out to restaurants.
She is survived by one son, Alton N. Warren, of Windsor, Maine; three daughters, Louise I. Burgess, of Lakewood, Calif., Arlene G. Norton, of Sanford, Maine, and Elsie M. Warren, of Fryeburg; one sister, Alice Morrill, of Sanford, Maine; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and three nephews and six nieces.
A visiting hour will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Neal and York Funeral Home, 12 High Street, Kezar Falls, followed by a graveside service at 12:30 p.m. at Limington Village Cemetery. Mrs. Leta Warren, Mrs. Warren's daughter-in-law, will officiate.

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EFFINGHAM -- Pauline (Brown) Peckham, 82, of Champion Hill, passed away May 10, 2001, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
Mrs. Peckham was born in Riverglade, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of the late Rev. Robie and Jean Brown. She had lived in Rehoboth, Mass., for many years before she and her husband retired to Effingham in 1981.
Mrs. Peckham was a graduate of Bryant College in Providence, R.I. She was a member of the Wakefield Community Church and played the organ at several of the local area churches. Pauline was a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Rehoboth 208 O.E.S.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Raymond E. Peckham, of Effingham; four daughters, Cynthia Jean Dewey, of Rehoboth, Mass., Kathleen Joyce Lynch, of Clifton Park, N.Y., Kristine Adele Brown, of Wrentham, Mass., and Patricia Edna Lanning, of Benton, Maine; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Porter, of Topsfield, Mass.
Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro. Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Effingham Falls Baptist Church, Effingham Falls. Interment will be held in the Thomas Cemetery, Swansea, Mass., at a later date.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Effingham Falls Baptist Church, Effingham.

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Edith M. McLellan, 92, of North Conway, died May 9, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway after a brief illness.
Born in North Conway, the daughter of Edwin and Clare (White) Libby, she was a lifelong resident. Mrs. McLellan had been a bookkeeper at the White Mountain Laundry for 48 years.
She had been a member of the former North Conway Women's Bowling League.
The family includes a daughter, Barbara M. Wilkins, of North Conway; two grandchildren, Allan E. Rowe, of West Ossipee, and Linda L. Ferguson, of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five great grandchildren; a great-great grandchild; and a brother, Edward M. Libby, of North Conway.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Mary L. Ward in 1995 and Gabriella L. Ainsworth in 1997.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Conway Village Cemetery.
The Furber and White Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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GORE, Va. -- Cheryl Elizabeth Jackson, 63, of Gore, Va., and formerly of Dale City, Va., who had retired after 20 years as a crossing guard for the Prince William County School System, died of a heart attack Friday, May 4, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
Mrs. Jackson was the wife of Leonard D. "Buzz" Jackson III, a retired Fairfax County firefighter with Gunston Fire Station 20 and a former Fairfax County police officer. Married June 14, 1958, in Alexandria, Va., they moved to the Winchester area after retirement.
Born March 29, 1938, in North Conway, Mrs. Jackson was visiting her mother, Constance Walker Morse, of Intervale, when she was stricken. She also was the daughter of the late Roland L. Morse.
Mrs. Jackson was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul's on the Hill Episcopal Church, Winchester, and was a volunteer at Winchester Medical Center.
Also surviving are two sons, Leonard D. Jackson IV, of Winchester, and Kerry R. Jackson, of Greencastle, Pa.; six granddaughters; a great grandson; and a brother, Robert E. Morse, of Intervale.
Funeral services were conducted in St. Paul's on the Hill Church, with interment at Mount Comfort Cemetery in Fairfax, Va., on May 8, 2001. Pallbearers were the C-shift employees at Fairfax County Fire Department 10.
Memorials contributions in her name may be made to St. Paul's on the Hill Episcopal Church, 1527 Senseny Road, Winchester, Va. 22602, or to the Fairfax County Police Department, Operations Support Bureau, K-9 Section, 3911 Woodburn Road, Annandale, Va. 22003.
For Cheryl's dedication to emergency services, she was saluted by Buzz's old assignment, Fairfax County Fire Station 11-Penn Daw. Pallbearers were Kerry's co-workers, Fire Station 10-C Shift. The Fairfax County Police Department helicopter (Fairfax 1) saluted with a fly-by, and K-9 handler Mike Gubesch and his dog (Champion) offered final respects.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway was in charge of arrangements.

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CONWAY -- Constance W. Morse, 88, of North Conway, died May 8, 2001, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Conway after a brief illness.
Born in North Conway, the daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Storey) Walker, she was a lifelong resident.
Mrs. Morse had been employed at the former Carroll Reed's Ski Shop for 15 years. She had been a member of the Washington Chapter 44 O.E.S. in Conway.
The family includes a son, Robert E. Morse, of North Conway; three grandsons; seven great grandchildren; a great-great grandson; two sisters, Cheryl Jones, of Silver Springs, Md., and Betty Gilbert, of Conway; and several nieces and nephews. Her daughter, Cheryl L. Jackson, predeceased her last week in North Conway while visiting from Virginia.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Intervale Cemetery, with the Rev. Jack Haney, rector of Christ Church in North Conway, officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the charity of one's choice.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

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Valerie D. Irwin, 52, of Tamworth, died suddenly at her home on May 9, 2001.
Born in West Chester, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Kenneth M. Irwin and Margaretta D. Hisler. She was formerly of Cambridge, Mass., and moved to New Hampshire in 1991.
She loved Native American arts and crafts, animals and nature, and she spent many hours reading and writing poetry.
She is survived by three sons, Christopher Irwin, of Ogden, Utah, Peter J. Irwin, of North Conway, and Adam J. Irwin, of East Conway; and two grandchildren.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no visiting hours.
Donations in her memory may be sent to the Madison Church or the Loki Clan Wolf Refuge.
There will be a gathering for family and friends at the home of Peter J. Irwin, 1140 Eastman Road, Apt. 6, behind Discount Beverage, on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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Grace H. Smith, 104, of Conway, died May 8, 2001, at Sunbridge Nursing Home in North Conway of old age.
Born April 21, 1897, in Gloversville, N.Y., daughter of the late Arthur W. and Marian S. (Bennett) Smith, she had lived in Conway since 1970, previously living in Rochester and Kingston, R.I.
Miss Smith is a graduate of Cornell University, class of 1921. She had worked as a home economist for the University of Rhode Island, retiring in 1959, and the New Hampshire County Extension, retiring in 1970. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Women's Club of North Conway.
Pre-deceased by a nephew, Frank Smith, she leaves a niece, Valerie Hannah of Salisbury, Md., a nephew Winslow Smith of Acton, Maine, and numerous grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.
There will be a private family memorial service.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee is in charge of the arrangements.

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Daniel F. Vasconcellos, 67, of Intervale, died May 6, 2001, at his home on Skyline Drive following a long illness.
Born in Fall River, Mass., the son of Armando and Maria (Faria) Vasconcellos, he was formerly of East Greenwich, R.I.
He was a graduate of Providence College and the U.S. Army Finance School. He was a captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, and before his retirement he held various senior management positions with GTE Corp., and EG&G Inc., during which he received many outstanding performance awards and patents. During his retirement, he was an adjunct business faculty member of the New Hampshire Community Technical College in Berlin; chairman of the Carroll County Area Committee on Aging; and steering committee member of the Senior Collaboration Committee of New Hampshire. He was also a member in the National Accounting Association and the Knights of Columbus.
The family includes his wife of 45 years, Gloria (Benjamin) Vasconcellos, of Intervale; two daughters, Diane M. VanAmersfoort, of Warwick, R.I., and Susan J. Guarglia, of Summersfield, N.C.; two sons, Mark D. Vasconcellos, of New York, N.Y., and Steven D. Vasconcellos, of North Conway; four grandchildren; a sister, Emily Neves, of Palm Springs, Calif.; two brothers, Gilbert Vasconcellos, of Fall River, Mass., and Armand Vasconcellos, of Charlotte, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two siblings, Tobias Vasconcellos in 1973 and Laura Nevis in 1992.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in New Bedford, Mass., on Friday at 11 a.m. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be sent to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services of Northern Carroll County, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, NH 03860, or to Our Lady of the Mountains Building Fund, P.O. Box 189, North Conway, NH 03860.

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CONWAY -- John Luke Cannell, 39, of North Conway, died May 6, 2001.
Born in North Conway, he was the son of John and Elizabeth (Gillespie) Cannell and was a lifelong resident.
He was a self-employed flooring contractor.
Luke enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and, most importantly, his family.
The family includes his wife, Kelly (Rideout) Cannell, of North Conway; a son, Greyson L. Cannell, of North Conway; a daughter, Riley R. Cannell, of North Conway; his father and step-mother, John and Vicki Cannell, of Intervale; four sisters, Christie N. Livingston, of South Portland, Maine, Katharine M. Cannell, of Winchester, Mass., Mary A. Donovant, of Yorktown, Va., and Stephanie J. Mullins, of Intervale; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway, with the Rev. G. Alan Baxter, pastor, officiating. Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be made to the John Fuller School, 51 Pine Street, North Conway, NH 03860.

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Janice M. Barton, 66, of Glencliff died May 1, 2001, at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, following a long illness.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Galanek and Marguerite (Davis) Galanek. She was formerly from Bartlett and had worked at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway and the Carroll County Home in Ossipee. She also had worked in the Newton, Mass., Nursing Home.
Mrs. Barton had been a member of the Union Congregational Church Choir in Bartlett.
The family includes: her sister, June (Galanek) Wiggin of Conway; two half-brothers, David A. Dorsett of Nashua and Stanton Dorsett of Conroe, Texas; as well as numerous nieces and nephews including Brian, Craig and Errol Wiggin, all of Conway.
Graveside services will be held on May 12 at 11 a.m. in the Glen Cemetery with the Rev. David A. Lloyd officiating. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Union Congregational Church of Bartlett, P.O. Box 132, Bartlett NH 03812-0132.

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Holly Hall, 44, of Rogue River, Ore., former resident of North Conway, and wife of Lyman Hall, died Friday night, April 27, 2001, when the motorcycle she was riding was struck by an SUV.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at Hull and Hull Chapel in Grants Pass, Ore. Memorial services will follow.
Contributions may be made to the Holly Hall Memorial Fund at any branch of Bank of America.
Petite, articulate and energetic, Holly attracted people with her outgoing, infectious enthusiasm. She was a loving and loyal wife, mother and friend. She had a vibrant personality and was always up-front and direct, speaking from her feelings with wisdom, clear thinking and optimism. She was honest, smart, vivid and real. She had goals for herself and her family, and worked toward them, planning and saving, to make them happen.
A woman of many talents, she made leather clothing and accessories, worked in stained glass, made beautiful lampshades, and decorated her home with an artful touch. She and her husband, Lyman Hall, built an Espresso Coffee Wagon, which they took to many events in the area, establishing a thriving business and reputation.
She and her family lived in Southern Oregon for the past 10 years where Holly worked in the home health field, and drove a school bus, made bread at an organic farm bakery and worked for Trees Inc. At the time of her death, she was attending college working toward a degree in alcoholic counseling. It was a career choice which filled her talents and experiences, as was made evident by the praise and appreciation she received at the Crisis Resolution Center whose team she had just joined.
Survivors include her husband, Lyman Hall; a son, Casey Fletcher; a daughter, Sara Fletcher; a stepson, John Hall; her parents, Harold and Irene Olmstead; two sisters, Irene and Karen; and three brothers, Harold, Richard and Gary.
Hull and Hull Funeral Directors, of Grants Pass, Ore., is in charge of arrangements.

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James E. Buckley, age 77, of Madison, died Thursday at the Maine Medical Center, Portland.
He was the husband of Jennie G. (Earl) Buckley.
He was born July 30, 1923, in Lynn, Mass., son of the late James E. and Janet (Edgar) Buckley.
He had been a resident of Madison for 17 years, prior to which he lived in West Newbury for 20 years.
Mr. Buckley was a graduate of both Lynn English and Lynn Trade schools, class of 1941. After graduating he worked for six months at General Electric Riverworks in Lynn and then joined the Army in December of 1942. He served with the Military Police Platoon with action in both the Rhineland and Central Europe. He was the recipient of both the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart and was discharged after 35 months service.
Upon returning from the war he was employed with General Electric Riverworks Aircraft Engineering Group, where he worked for 45 years, retiring in 1987 as production control clerk.
He was a member and former commander of the American Legion Carr Post 240 of West Newbury and was a former member of the West Newbury Congregational Church.
As a youth Mr. Buckley became an Eagle Scout in Lynn and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He later was active as a Scout leader in West Newbury.
Mr. Buckley was a member of Saggahew Lodge AF&AM, Pentucket Chapter RAM, Haverhill Council R&SM, Haverhill Commandery KT 14, all of Haverhill, and Aleppo Temple Shrine of Wilmington.
For several years, while living in Madison, he was active in the community delivering Meals on Wheels two days a week.
In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by three sons, James E. Buckley and his wife Donna of Wolfeboro, Kevin E. Buckley of Conway, and Randall D. Buckley and his wife Mary of Bradford; a daughter, Marcia L. Bergeron and her husband Thomas of West Newbury; 10 grandchildren, Tracy Grant of Merrimac, Paula Chamberlain of Wolfeboro, Brett and Kurt Bergeron of West Newbury, Jolene, Patrick Buckley of West Newbury, and Shannon Buckley of Conway, Joshua, Nicholas, and Sarah Buckley of Bradford; and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held last Tuesday at H.L. Farmer and Sons Funeral Home in Haverhill.
Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, Mass., at a later date. A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced.

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Mark W. DeBrosky, 21, of Lewiston, Maine died May 4, 2001 at the Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine following a motorcycle accident. Born in Newburyport, Mass., he had lived in East Kingston for two years, in Wiscasset, Maine for seven years, in Friendship, Maine for five years, and in Row, Mass. for four years, before moving to Lewiston in 1999.
Mark graduated from he Mohawk Regional High School in Buckland, Mass. in 1997 and he has worked for the Lepage Bakery in Auburn, Maine for the past two years.
The family includes: his mother, Barbara A. Pelletier and step-father, Wayne Pelletier of Center Conway; his father, Michael J. DeBrosky of West Sumner, Maine; two brothers, Joseph M. DeBrosky of Rockland, Maine and Kevin M. Pelletier stationed in Japan; his maternal grandparent, Manley Jones of Plaistow; a half-brother, Michael DeBrosky of Livermore, Maine; two half-sisters, Elizabeth DeBrosky and Marjorie DeBrosky, both of Livermore, Maine; a step-brother, Thomas Parziale of New Durham; a step-sister, Kristy Parziale of Weymouth, Mass., and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 12, 2001 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Conway with Pastor Douglas Dingley, officiating. There will be no visiting hours. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

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E. Katherine Etter, 81, of Bartlett died April 28, 2001 at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Conway following a long illness. Mrs. Etter was the daughter of Walter N. and Henrietta (Nolan) Trecarten Sr. She graduated from Bartlett High School in 1938 and attended Bliss Business College in Lewiston, Maine.
Mrs. Etter had been a practical nurse and had worked in the office of Dr. Stuart Falk in Bristol, Conn., for many years, before retiring and moving back to Bartlett. She had worked for the Carroll County Independent in North Conway and had been a Bartlett reporter for the former Reporter Press in North Conway and for the Conway Daily Sun.
She was a member of the Union Congregational Church in Bartlett and very active with the "Church Mice." She was also a volunteer at the Gibson Center for Senior Services in North Conway.
The family includes: her sister, Helen Mead of East Hartford, Conn.; four nieces, Margaret E. Fish and Jane E. Clemons, both of Bartlett, Marsha Lebre of Paris, France and Mary E. Dansinghani of East Hartford, Conn.; two nephews, W. Neil Trecarten III of Colchester, Conn. and Frank H. Trecarten of Tacoma, Wash., and several grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Etter, in 1972 and her brother, Walter N. "Bud" Trecarten Jr., in 1980.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Union Congregational Church in Bartlett. Burial will be in the Bartlett Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be sent to the Union Congregational Church of Bartlett, PO Box 132, Bartlett NH 03812-0132.

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Bailey R. Frank, 87, formerly of St. Johnsbury, Vt. passed away at Fletcher Allen Health Care on April 27, 2001 after a brief illness.
Bailey was born in Rutland, Vt. on April 21, 1914, son of Samuel Frank and Anna Goldstone Frank. He attended Rutland schools and the University of Pennsylvania. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a quartermaster. For over 50 years he wrote the column "The Skies Today" for papers all over the U.S. and Canada. He was always a friend to people in need and often visited folks in nursing homes.
He is survived by his five children: Dorothy Perkins of St. Albans, Vt.; Carol Jones of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Samuel W. Frank of New Castle, Va.; Michael Frank of Florence, Ariz.; and Phyllis Parent of Essex Junction, Vt. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, nieces, a nephew, and cousins.
There will be a private family service. For those who wish, contributions may be made to the Lancaster Humane Society, 62 Martin Meadow Pond Road, Lancaster NH 03584.

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Katherine (Oomant) Montgomery, 98, of Ossipee and Sanbornville, died on Sunday at the Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee. She moved to Sanbornville five years ago from Weymouth, Mass., where she had resided for more than 20 years. She was a prior resident of Cambridge, Mass.
She was a retired employee of the Stop and Shop Company in Cambridge where she had been a cashier.
She was a member of the Union Towers Association at Weymouth Landing, Mass., and was a member of the Union Congregational Church of Weymouth and Braintree, Mass. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge #206 Radiant Star Lodge of North Quincy, Mass. She was a member of the Past Noble Grands Association of Greater Boston and the J.J. Club of the South Shore in Massachusetts.
She was the wife of the late Joseph H. Montgomery; she is survived by a son, William S. Montgomery of Norwell, Mass. She was the mother of the late Joseph H. Montgomery Jr. She is survived by several grandchildren including Janet Carpenter of Carver, Mass., Kathleen Montgomery-Graves of Victoria, British Columbia, William S. Montgomery Jr. of Weymouth, Mass., Susan Montgomery of Weymouth, Mass., Spike Montgomery of Largo, Fla., Stephanie Montgomery, and Star Kingsbury of Rochester. She was the mother-in-law of Sandra Montgomery of Sanbornville.
A Funeral Service will be held at the Mortimer N. Peck-Russell Peck Funeral Home, 870 Broad Street, Jackson Square, East Weymouth, Mass. on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Earl E. Alger, pastor of the Union Congregational Church of Weymouth and Braintree, will officiate. Burial will be in the Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, Mass.
Visiting hours will be at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
Memorial donations may be sent to the donor's favorite charity.

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Bruce A. Steeves, 74, of Freedom, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2001 at the Mercy Hospital, Portland, Maine after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 7, 1937 in Malden, Mass., the son of the late Herbert and Emma (Harrison) Steeves. Bruce enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on Aug. 1, 1954 where he served until 1957 and later transferred to the U.S. Navy, Submarine Division in 1963, retiring as Chief Petty Officer E7. He served his country during both the Korean Conflict and the Viet Nam era. He had been employed as a Postal Clerk in the U.S. Post Office in Conway, where he retired in 1996. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and was also a communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Center Ossipee.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years Ernestine (Murphy) Steeves, Freedom; three sons Keith Steeves of Conway, Garrick Steeves of Freedom, and Craig Steeves of Dotham, Ala.; two daughters, Kim Steeves of Niantic, Conn., and Sharon Walters of Farmington; 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Harrison Steeves of Lynn, Mass., and Warren Steeves, of Berwick, Maine; two sisters Dorothy Boudreaux of Hampton and Constance Slattery of Rochester.
Calling hours will be Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Freedom.

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Norma J. McAllister, 55, of North Chatham died Sunday, April 29, 2001 at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway after a short illness. She was born in North Conway, the daughter of Sumner and Marjorie Jefferson Layne. At the age of six Norma's family moved to North Chatham, and she graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1963. She then went to beautician school and worked in Portland for a few years.
Norma married Wayne McAllister in September of 1965, and in 1969 bought a farm which she and her husband operated. Besides her husband she is survived by one son Wayne A. McAllister Jr., two daughters Karen McAllister and Patricia Pitman, both of North Chatham, one grandson Riley Pitman of North Chatham, three brothers James Layne of North Chatham, Edward Layne of Fryeburg, and Bruce Layne of Oklahoma City.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

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CENTER CONWAY -- Elizabeth "Betty" (Harvey) Lasselle, 88, of Center Conway, died April 28, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
Born in Westboro, Mass., on Dec. 28, 1912, she was the eldest daughter of Emory L. and Luta (Grimes) Harvey. She attended Westboro schools, Northfield Seminary in Northfield, Mass., and graduated from Cushing Academy in Ashburnham, Mass., class of 1931. She attended Emerson College in Boston.
Betty enjoyed many years as a religious education director in some of the greater Boston area Unitarian churches. Those towns being Concord, Winchester, Melrose, Stoneham and at the Harvard Square Unitarian Church in Cambridge. The Unitarian Universalist Association also employed her at its headquarters on Beacon Street in Boston as an assistant director in the curriculum department. She was past president of the Unitarian Sunday School Society, and also past president of the continental organization of the Liberal Religious Education Directors' Association, or LREDA. She was a past matron of the Melrose Chapter 14 Order of Eastern Star; past member of the Melrose DAR chapter; past president of the Stoneham Women's Club; was an active member of the Massachusetts State Federation of Women's Clubs in Stoneham, Mass., where she had been a long-time resident; and was past president of the auxiliary of the New England Memorial Hospital.
She had lived in Center Conway for the past three years.
She leaves her husband of 65 years, Ralph, of Center Conway; a son, Jon, and his wife, of Merrimack, NH; a daughter, Jane Lasselle, of Center Conway; three grandsons, Jon Edward Jr., William and Jeffery; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert and James Harvey, and two sisters, Alma O'Neil and Martha Smith, all of Westboro, Mass.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Westboro. The Rev. Eugene Narvias, associate minister emeritus of the Arlington Street Church in Boston, a long-time friend and colleague, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty's name might be made to the Conway Rescue, Conway, NH 03818, or to the Gibson Center for Senior Services, Main Street, North Conway, NH 03860.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

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OSSIPEE ó Bruce C. Morse, 71, of Upper Beachum Hill Road in Ossipee, died April 26, 2001, at the Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
Born July 16, 1929, in Quincy, Mass., son of the late Bruce and Evelyn (Shafer) Morse, he had lived in Ossipee for the last 16 years, previously living in Newton, NH.
Mr. Morse retired from the U.S. Army, serving in both the Vietnam and Korean wars. He worked for General Electric in Lynn, Mass; he was the woodsman at the Heritage in Glen; drove Molley the Trolley in Wolfeboro; and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Ipswich, Mass.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Finniss) Morse, of Ossipee; two stepsons, Mark Busch, of Newton, NH, and Steven Busch, of Brentwood, NH; a stepdaughter, Lisa Tremblay, of Sandown, NH; a sister, Estelle Loughner, of Revere, Mass.; and five step-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 2, at 3 p.m. at the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Route 16, West Ossipee. Rev. Wilbur Hartford, pastor of the Tuftonboro United Methodist Church, will officiate.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

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Charles F. Brown, 69, of Conway, died April 27, 2001, at his home following a long illness.
Born in Springfield, Mass., the son of Charles and Irene (Barnes) Brown Sr., he lived in Ossipee for 14 years before moving to Conway in 1998.
Mr. Brown had been a radio radar technician at Logan Airport for 26 years with Eastern Airlines. He owned and operated the Brass Caboose Hobby Store in North Conway in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
He was a member of the North Conway Model Railroad Club and a member of the Center Ossipee Fire Department for many years.
The family includes: his wife of 38 years, Judith (Low) Brown of Conway; two sons, Christopher R. Brown of Westmoreland and Jeffrey C. Brown of Freedom; a son from a former marriage, Daniel C. Brown of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.; a daughter from a former marriage, Laura Brown of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Macdonald of Springfield, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Private family services will be held at a later date.
Donations may be sent to the Dinner Bell, c/o Conway Village Congregational, 132 Main Street, Conway NH, or to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services, PO Box 432, North Conway NH 03860.

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James E. Byrne Jr., 22, of Hanson, Mass., died suddenly on April 23, 2001, in New York.
He was born in Boston and was a lifelong resident of Hanson. He graduated from Whitman Hanson High School in 1996 and was a member of the wrestling team there. He received his B.A. degree in communication design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, in May of 2000. He was a freelance designer who most recently worked at the International Toy Shows in New York City.
Mr. Byrne was an avid snowboarder and skateboarder. He wintered in Intervale. He was known for his sense of humor and practical jokes.
He was the son of James E. and Terese "T" (Montavon) Byrne of Hanson; the brother of Lee Byrne of Hanson and Lisa McManus of Ladera Ranch, Calif.; grandson of Marie Montavon of DeKalb, Ill.; and the uncle of Patrick, Jack and Connor McManus. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a devoted friend of Claire Huntington, of Carmel, Calif.
Funeral will be Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at McDonald Funeral Home, 809 Main Street, South Weymouth, Mass. Funeral Mass will be at St. Joseph the Worker Church, 1 Maquan Street, Hanson, at 2 p.m. Visiting hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m.
Donations may be sent to the James Byrne Memorial Scholarship Fund or the Window Fund of St. Joseph the Worker Church, both funds c/o Rockland Trust, Liberty Street, Hanson, Mass. 02341.

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Ann A. Foreman

Ann A. Foreman, a long-time summer resident of Center Ossipee, died December 28, 2000, in Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md., at the age of 70.
Born April 6, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Mignon Renner Armstrong.
She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Hagerstown, and an associate of St. Mary's Convent, Peekskill, NY.
Mrs. Foreman earned a bachelor's degree from Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa., and a master's degree from Middlebury (Vt.) College.
Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Bruce M. Foreman; a son, Charles F. Foreman; and two grandsons, Bradley E. and Michael A. Foreman; all of Pennsylvania.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, May 5, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Old Route 25, Tamworth, followed by interment of ashes in the church's memorial garden. The Rev. Peg Custer will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, NCIC FUL. PO Box 102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454, or to American Institute for Cancer Research, 1759 R St. NW, P. O. Box 97167, Washington, DC 20090-7167.

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FRYEBURG -- Wilfred Virgil "Wick" Smith, 78, of North Fryeburg, died April 24, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
He was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Stow, Maine, the son of Virgil and Margie Johnson Smith.
He graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1941 and married Marguerite Hammond of East Hiram in 1943. During his lifetime, Wick farmed and logged and ran a farm machinery business. He served his community as selectmen for nine years, road commissioner 14 years, and tree warden 15 years. He was a member of Pythagorean Lodge of Masons, the Bradley Memorial Park Committee, past president of the Saco Valley Fire Association and was a participant in several civic projects. He did carpentry work and, choosing not to retire, did seasonal work at Indian and Forest Acres Camps until August 2000.
Wick enjoyed the outdoors as he hunted, fished, camped and snowmobiled. He was dedicated to his family and treasured his friendships.
Survivors include his wife Marguerite, his sister Beryl Baldwin, and his son David and his wife Angela all of Fryeburg; a daughter Sally and her husband Jerrold Emmons of Bryant Pond, Maine; daughter Margie and her husband Russell Record of Arlington, Vt.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son Charles in 1958.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home, 12 Warren Street, Fryeburg. A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg with the Rev. Violet Eastman officiating. Donations may be made in memory of Wick to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. box 177, Fryeburg ME 04037, or to the Saco Valley Fire Association, HCR 68, Box 147, Fryeburg ME 04037.

4/26 Catherine Nina Petillo, 95, of North Conway, died Friday, April 20, 2001.
She was born in St. Moritz, Switzerland, the fifth child of eight children. She married the late Frank Petillo and has sons Ralph and Albert. Frank came to the United States with the Swiss orchestra at the World's Fair in 1939, but the war made it impossible to return. Nina found a job as a cook and remained to raise her two sons. After the war the family was reunited in New York and settled in North Conway. Nina was employed at the Glenwood-On-the-Saco Inn and Stonehurst Manor before becoming the head housekeeper at the Eastern Slope Inn where she also trained many seasonal employees.
She was a faithful member of Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church and its choir. She also sang in the Eastern Slope Chorus. She and her husband were avid mountain hikers, both here and abroad, and were able to keep up hiking well into their 70s. Nina was predeceased by her husband, Frank, of 54 years and a son Albert. She is survived by a son Ralph and his wife Roscille of Suffield, Conn., and their children Doree and her husband Edward Voychick, Darlene and her husband Thomas McCauley, Daniel Petillo and his wife Liz, Douglas Petillo and his wife Flora; a daughter-in-law Juliette of Arizona and her children Peter Petillo and his wife Mary Beth, Marie and her husband Allen Hensley, Michelle Petillo and nine great grandchildren Kasia, Jakob, and John Voychick, Samuel, Spencer and Maxwell McCauley, Emily Petillo, Nina Alyce Petillo and Allen Hensley and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by an older sister Marguerite and a younger brother Charly and his wife Lucienne all in Switzerland.
Her family will receive friends Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Nicholson & Carmon Funeral Home, 443 East Street (Route 159) Suffield, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Suffield. Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountain Cemetery, North Conway, later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of the donors choice.

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WOLFEBORO -- Richard L. Hutchins, of Wolfeboro, passed away peacefully at this home on Monday, April 23, 2001, with his wife and family by his side.
He was born in Wolfeboro in 1927, the son of the late Frank and Sadie Hutchins. He graduated from Brewster Academy, enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the 87th Airborne Division. He was postmaster for the town of Wolfeboro for 25 years.
Dick's greatest achievement in life was his family. In 1950, he married June Lovering and they just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary in April. His four sons and their wives have all made their home in Wolfeboro: Rick and Cathy, John and Susie, Mark and Sandy, and Adam and Denise. He felt an enormous sense of gratitude that they shared their daily lives with him, and every single day Dick found pleasure in being a loving, supportive, generous and proud grandfather to Tony, Ashley, Angela, Jennifer, Michael, Matthew, Danny, Alex, and Delaney. His only sorrow was for his beloved granddaughter Amanda who predeceased him in 1982.
Dick believed in fairness, strong family ties, comfortable shoes and hearty meals, a thick mushroom gravy and home baked pies. He put his faith in a strong parachute and a clean rifle. He enjoyed the companionship of his loyal German shepherds and was recognized throughout New England for his extraordinary appreciation of fine antiques. He was a true friend and a brave heart. He shared his knowledge of the outdoors and left a legacy to his sons and grandsons who will forever feel his presence when they hunt together in the "Highlands." Dick loved the finesse of ice hockey, a rousing athletic victory, and the immense pride he felt when he watched his grandchildren play competitive sports.
Visitors to the Hutchins' gracious Victorian home will always remember the warm hospitality found there. The Thanksgiving turkeys he served often weighed more than 35 pounds. He took great pleasure in flowering house plants in the winter, quarts of strawberry preserves, the soft glow from the parlor fireplace, and a Christmas candle in every window. He tended many plants but knew that some gardens are meant to grow wild. Dick's life was rich, and he truly believed that you receive more by giving it all away.
The family wishes to extend an invitation to all their friends to gather with them for a time of visitation at the Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro, on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 9 p.m.
At the request of the family, memorial gifts may be made to his memory to the Hospice of Southern Carroll County, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro NH 03894.

Rev. Douglas Harwood, 90, Stonington minister emeritus

GROTON, Conn. - Rev. Douglas Harwood, 90, minister emeritus of the United Church of Stonington, died Saturday, April 21 at Fairview, Odd Fellows Home of Connecticut, Starr Hill Road, where he had lived since earlier this year. He had lived at Fellowship Manor at the home, and in East Lyme, Hartford and Florida since his retirement in 1975.
He was the husband of Marian C. Hall Harwood of Fairview. He was also the husband for 51 years of the late Marjorie Young Harwood, who died in 1988.
Born in New London, Sept 7, 1910, he was the son of the late Emily Huntington and Ernest Monroe Harwood of New London and New Britain. The Stonington church celebrated the 25th anniversary of his emeritus ministry in 2000 during a family reunion for his 90th birthday that family members attended from all over the country.
A graduate of New Britain High School, class of 1928, he earned his bachelor 's degree from Yale University in 1933 and his bachelor's of divinity degree in 1936 from Yale Divinity School. He was the first of three recent generations to earn Yale degrees; his son Douglas is Yale '59 and his granddaughter, Laura Wittman, is Yale '91 and a Ph.D candidate at Yale.
In 1988, Yale acknowledged his distinguished service to the class of 1933, for which he was the chaplain since 1987. Yale honored him again in 1992-93 as a Marquand Associate of the Divinity School.
He was ordained on May 8, 1939 at South Congregational Church, New Britain, where he and his first wife were married in 1936. In 1989, the Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ recognized the 50th anniversary of this ordination. His first church was in Spring Valley, N.Y.
He served as an Army chaplain from 1942-45, stationed in Europe and discharged as a captain with five battle stars. He returned to the parish ministry in 1946, with pastorates at the Lovell United Church and from 1952 to 1958 at the Federated Church in Lewiston, both in Maine.
He then returned to Connecticut, serving the United Church on the Green in New Haven and United Congregational Church in Oakville, before concluding his full-time career in Stonington. He then moved to East Lyme and continued to preach to nearby congregations for the next few years. He was a Boy Scout in his youth and attended two national Boy Scout Camporees as an adult.
He traveled widely, sometimes as a delegate to United Church of Christ national conferences, visiting most of the 48 contiguous states, Canada and the Caribbean, and he made several trips to Europe. He was a diligent stamp collector and vegetable gardener, and took up crossword puzzles in his retirement years.
In addition to his wife, he leaves two sons and daughters in law, Douglas J. and Joycene Harwood of Fairfax, Vir., and John and Joan Harwood of Newbury, Mass.; three grandchildren and their spouses, Timothy and Patricia Harwood of Evanston, Il., Laura and Richard Wittman of Goleta, Calif., and Steven and Patricia Harwood of East Greenwich, R.I.; two step-grand daughters, Jennifer and Lenora Robinson of Haverhill, Mass., as well as many nieces and nephews, and cousins.
His brothers and sister, and their spouses, Ernest Monroe Harwood Jr. and Mae Harwood of Arlington, Vir., William and Frances Harwood of Southington, and Jerry and Elizabeth Bartlett of Dunedin, Flor., all died previously.
A memorial service will be held at the United Church of Stonington at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 led by The Rev. Amy Johnson, pastor, with a reception to follow in the church hall. Burial will be in the family plot at West Stafford Cemetery. Byles-Groton Memorial Home,310 Thames St. is in charge of arrangements.

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Togus-Marshall E. Jackson, 66, ofÝ Knox, Maine died April 22, 2001. He was born in Marion, MA., on May 2, 1933 the son of Marshall Owen and Louise Kremp Jackson. He attended schools in Marion, MA.Ý He was a construction engineer, carpenter and woodcrafter. He was a master boat maker and a jack of all trades. He faithfully served his country in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War.Ý He had lived in the Belfast, Maine area for many years. He is survived by his mother of Marion, MA., four sons; Ronald C. of Knox, Maine, Warren Owen of Casco, Maine, William of W. Baldwin, Maine and Marshall E. Jr., of Fryeburg, Maine, three daughters; Sharon LoCicero of Norway, Maine, Cheryl Berto of China, Maine and Sandi and her husband Ron Stika of Wichita, KS., several grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and his former wife, Rose Mary Jackson. He was predeceased by his father, a brother, Robert C. and a sister, Shirley Ann Jackson. Ý Jackson- Died at Togus April 22, 2001. Marshall E. Jackson, Sr., 66, of Knox, Maine. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 230 Main St., Norway. Family and friends may attend visiting hours prior to the service from 11:00 to 1:00 P.M.

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Marvin L. Derby, 87, of Uxbridge, Mass., passed away on March 16, 2001, at the Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Milford, Mass.
He was born in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of the late Lee M. and Elizabeth Stenson Derby. He was a resident of Framingham, Mass., Medway, Mass., and Fryeburg before moving to Uxbridge, Mass., in 1999.
Rev. Derby graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis in 1931, and he received his bachelor of arts degree at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., in 1935. In 1938, he graduated from the Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa., and was ordained into the ministry.
Rev. Derby pastored churches in Cincinnati, Ohio, Burlington, Iowa, Mass., and Maine. He was senior pastor of the Medway Community Church for 10 years until his retirement in 1988 after 50 years of service in the ministry.
Marvin Derby taught at the Charles A. Snow School in Fryeburg, Maine, from 1963 to 1968. During these years he officiated services at churches in Brownfield, Maine, Hiram, Maine, and Denmark, Maine.
He was the husband of Dorothy P. Moscaritolo Derby and the late Elizabeth Gilmore Derby who passed away in 1975. Besides his wife, he leaves one son Thomas L. Derby and his wife Nancy C. of Newton Square, Pa.; one daughter Paulina G. Derby of Milford, Mass.; two stepsons, Paul L. Moscaritolo of Cataumet and Leonard P. Moscaritolo of Uxbridge, Mass.; three stepdaughters, Donna Vanetten of North Chelmsford, Janis Moscaritolo of Ashland, and Susan Moscaritolo of Boston; one sister, Charlotte Gullifer of Minneapolis, Minn.; two grandchildren Sara Grieb of Springfield, Pa., and Elizabeth Derby of Newton Square, Pa.; two step-grandchildren, Daniel Moscaritolo and Emily Moscaritolo both of Cataumet; one great-grandson, Joshua Grieb of Springfield, Pa.; several nieces and nephews, including Martha Bartlett of Fryeburg, Barbara Buzzell of Lovell, Maine, James R. Gilmore of Athens, Ohio, Grace McAdams of Bluffton, S.C., and Thomas R. Gilmore of Walpole, Mass.
Burial will take place in the spring at the Riverside Cemetery, North Fryeburg, Maine. Rev. Richard A. Germaine and Rev. David Stewart will officiate.

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Blanche (Templeton) Nickerson, 82, of Center Ossipee, died April 22, 2001, at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro, after a period of failing health.
She was born Aug. 1, 1918, in Ossipee, daughter of the late Ahiel and Arthena (Eldridge) Templeton.
A native of Ossipee, Blanche enjoyed spending summers at her camp in Freedom on Ossipee Lake, with her late husband of 52 years, Wendell A. Nickerson. Mrs. Nickerson had operated the concession stand at Mount Whittier Ski Area for many years. She also worked as a waitress at Hearth 'n' Pine Restaurant, Ossipee, for several years, as well as working at the White Lake State Park in Tamworth.
During her more recent years she had worked for the Carroll County Home Health Care. She was a graduate of the Ossipee High School and she attended the Ossipee Valley Bible Church in West Ossipee.
Mrs. Nickerson was extremely fond of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by a son, David W. Nickerson of Kennesaw, Ga.; a daughter, Judith W. LaBranche of Tuftonboro; her grandchildren, Deborah W. Eldridge of West Ossipee and Corey D. Nickerson of Kennesaw, Ga., as well as three great-granddaughters. She is also survived by three step-grandchildren, Stephen W. Bean, Maria McDonough and Rommy M. LaBranche.
Mrs. Nickerson was predeceased by her grandson, W. Timothy Williams, and three brothers Haven, Ralph and Arthur Templeton.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Ossipee Valley Bible Church, West Ossipee, with Rev. John Aron, pastor, officiating.
Mrs. Nickerson had asked that her close friends, Thomas Hobbs, of Center Ossipee, and Earl T. Merrow Jr. serve as honorary pallbearers during the funeral services. Burial will follow the services in the Townhouse Cemetery in Tuftonboro.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Ossipee Concerned Citizens, Center Ossipee.

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FRYEBURG - George Dexter Charles, 65, of Route 113 in North Fryeburg, died Sunday, April 22, 2001, at his home.
He was born in North Chatham, the son of Dean and Evangeline Dyer Charles, and was educated in Chatham and Fryeburg schools. He worked 13 years for Continental Telephone Company and 12 years for Ceramco Inc., in Center Conway. He was a member of the Fryeburg Lions and attended First Assembly of God Church in Fryeburg. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and blackberry picking.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Arlene Sylvester Charles, two sons, Mark and Jonathan, and one daughter, Lois Scott, all of North Fryeburg; five sisters, Anita Buswell and Doris Ela, both of Fryeburg, Sadie Day of Ossipee, Ruth Dyer of Abbott Village, and Norma Diperro of South Portland; and five grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Stephen, in 1985, and also by two brothers and three sisters.
Visiting hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home, 12 Warren Street, Fryeburg. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church on Drift Road in Fryeburg, with the Pastor Donald Maranville officiating. Burial will be later in Riverside Cemetery, North Fryeburg.
Donations may be made to the Community Health Services, 901 Washington Ave., Suite 104, Portland, Maine 04103, or to the Saco Valley Fire Department, HCR 68 Box 147, Fryeburg, Maine 04037.

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CONWAY - Juliette M. Lessard, 81, of Conway, died April 21, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway after a long illness.
Born in Berlin, the daughter of Onesiphore and Fabiola (Chretien) Bisson, she had lived in Conway for over 60 years.
Mrs. Lessard graduated from St. Regis School in Berlin. She had worked in the Conway Cafe Bakery in Conway in the 1950s and '60s, and in the 1970s she was a dispatcher at the Gibson Center for Senior Services in North Conway.
The family includes two daughters, Janet M. Anthony, of Conway, and Yvette A. Holly, of Mondamin, Iowa; five grandchildren, Lynn Parkhurst, of Conway, Sarah Anthony, of Bedford, Karen Holly and Laura Holly, both of Mondamin, Iowa, and Douglas Bisson, of Goffstown; and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Aime J. Lessard, predeceased her in 1988.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountains Cemetery. Visiting hours will be today (Monday) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be sent to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, NH 03860-0432.

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Loretta F. Robertson, 82, of Intervale, died April 17, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway following a brief illness.
Born in Marlborough, Mass., daughter of John and Ellen (Webber) Boland, she had lived in Intervale for the past 25 years.
Mrs. Robertson graduated from St. Michael's Academy in Hudson, Mass., in 1936, and received her RN from Symnes Arlington Hospital in Arlington, Mass., in 1939.
She had been a registered nurse doing private duty for over 35 years.
The family includes her husband of 58 years, James L. Robertson of Intervale; two sisters, Claire Taylor of Intervale and Doris Finegan of Quincy, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held in the Bartlett Village Cemetery later in the spring. There will be no visiting hours. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
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CENTER LOVELL - Earle Richmond Sage, 87, of North Lovell Road, died April 20, 2001, at his home after a long illness.
He was born in Tyner, N.Y., the son of John and Ethel Richmond Sage. He graduated from Norwich Academy with honors and was given a full scholarship to Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He started an electronics plant, Sage-Craft, working with many large corporations. He worked with IBM on a part for the first successful guided missile, "The Side Winder."
He 1972 he moved to St. Michaels, Md., as project engineer for a new golf community on the Chesapeake Bay. After this project, he designed and built many beautiful homes in the area. He was also instrumental in designing and launching another building project in Tilghman Island, Md.
In 1993, he and his wife moved to Center Lovell to help his daughter and son-in-law run the Center Lovell Inn.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Harriett Sprague Sage, of Lovell; one son, Timothy Sage, of Stevensville, Md.; one daughter, Janice Cox, of Lovell; and one granddaughter, Lindsey Sage.
Mr. Sage will be buried in Norwich, N.Y., where a service will be held later.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

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Suemargaret Baab Lepis, 78, of Lavallette, N.J., died Monday, April 9 in Toms River, N.J. Sue was a special education teacher for the Hackensack school system for many years, retiring 15 years ago. She received a bachelor's degree in primary education from Trenton State Teacher's College and a master's degree in special education from William Paterson College. She was a communicant of St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church, Lavallette, and a member of the Book & Needle Club, Oradell, N.J. Born in Hackensack, N.J., she lived in Oradell before moving to Lavallette 10 years ago. she was a summer resident of Lavallette since 1941.
Surviving are her husband of 54 years, James Sr.; two sons, James Jr. of Oradell, and Bill Lepis of Bartlett, N.H.; two daughters, Suzanne McLaughlin of Lavallette and Judy Jodice of North Carolina; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held April 12 in Lavallette, N.J.

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Priscilla H. Hill, 71, of Silver Lake died April 19, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway following a long illness. Born in Meredith, the daughter of Herbert and Mildred (Harris) Hood, she lived in Berlin for three years before moving to the Mount Washington Valley in 1951.
Mrs. Hill graduated from Meredith High School.
She, along with her first husband, Norman H. Labnon, owned and operated the former White Horse Dairy Bar and Norman's Variety, both in North Conway. They also owned and operated the former Labnon's Department Store and The Men's Shop, both in Conway.
She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America, a member of AARP, and had been active with the Conway Bicentennial Celebration in 1965.
The family includes: a daughter, Rebecca A. Lyman of Silver Lake; a son, Michael S. Labnon of Charleston, S.C.; two grandchildren, Scott W. Lyman and Megan L. Lyman, both of Silver Lake, who were the highlight of her life; two brothers, Dr. Richard F. Hood of Laconia, and Herbert S. Hood of Leroy, Kansas; a sister, Nancy Morrill of Meredith; her mother, Mildred Hood of Meredith; and several nieces and nephews.
Her second husband, J. Warren Hill, predeceased her in 1996.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Madison Church in Madison with the Rev. Sean Dunker-Bendigo, pastor, officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, NH 03860-0432. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

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Christine Mae Flood, 79, of Harrison, Maine died unexpectedly Friday, April 20, 2001 at the Bridgton Hospital. She was born in Lubec, Maine June 9, 1921 the daughter of John and Emily Mulholland Harvey and graduated from Woodland High School. She lived in Fryeburg for many years where she was a Brownie Scout Leader and also supervised the Canal Bridge Camping Area. She played piano for Hal Lone Pine and his Mountaineers, and for all the parties in the area.
She moved to Harrison, Maine 15 years ago. Christine was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Arnold F. Flood of Harrison, Maine; daughters Judy Boutilier and husband Ronald of West Paris, Maine and Joan Hollis of Winsted, Conn.; three grandchildren, Melanie Farrington and husband Tom of Lovell, Maine, Jarrett Baker and wife Cheryl of North Fryeburg, Maine, and Trina Starzyk of Electra, Texas; great-grandchildren Kimberly Farrington, and Sarah and Lindsey Baker. She was predeceased by seven brothers and sisters.
Visiting hours will be on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home, 12 Warren Street, Fryeburg where a funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Rolfe Flood officiating. Burial will be later in Harrison, Maine. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Patricia R. Marden, 57, of Conway, died April 17, 2001 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine following a sudden illness. Born in Canton, Maine the daughter of Kenneth and Helen (Lovely) Crocker, she lived in Austin, Texas for eight years and in Colorado Springs, Colo. for two years before moving to Conway in 1980.
Mrs. Marden had worked at Linderhof Inn in Glen for six years and at the Sheraton Hotel in North Conway for ten years. Recently, she had been employed at the former K-Mart in North Conway for four years and at Ames Department Store since last fall.
The family includes: her husband of 14 years, Harold L. Marden Jr. of Conway; two sons, Gene Granger and Earl Granger, both of Austin, Texas; a stepson, Harold L. Marden III of Franklin; two brothers, Kenneth D. Crocker of Manchester and Robert Crocker of North Fryeburg, Maine; three sisters, Betty Edwards of Conway, Glenice Bean of West Paris, Maine and Nancy Benedetto of Livermore Falls, Maine; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son Eugene Crocker in 1969 and her siblings, Roberta Crocker in 1941, Donna Small in 1995 and Gordon Severy in 2000.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway with Roger Robbins officiating. Visiting hours will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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James L. Nixon, age 44, formerly of Tamworth, died April 15, 2001, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Wyoming.
He was a 1975 graduate of Kennett High School. After graduation he had moved to Big Piney, Wyo., where he has lived for the past 25 years and was employed as a heavy equipment operator. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish.
He is survived by his mother, B. Laurie Nixon of Tamworth; a brother, Dean W. Nixon of Loudon; three sisters, Marilyn Prive of Effingham, Florence Dicey of Tamworth, and Edie Nixon of Center Sandwich; three nieces and three nephews; aunts, uncles and cousins; and grand nieces and grand nephews.
He was also predeceased by his father, William D. Nixon.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be held at a later date.

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Sharon L. (Snow) West, 54, of North Woodstock died April 16, 2001, at her home.
She was born Sept. 25, 1946, in Springfield, Vt., the daughter of Duane and Helen (Rachiski) Snow. She was a graduate of Nashua High School. Mrs. West resided many years in North Woodstock. She worked as a waitress in several area restaurants. Mrs. West was a member of the Woodstock Fire Department's women's auxiliary. She served as a Girl Scout leader and a leader of the Woodstock Cub Scouts, and she was also a leader of the Woodstock 4H Club. She was a member of the Pemi Valley Church and served as Sunday School teacher. She loved children.
Family members include her husband of 35 years, Jerold West of North Woodstock; two daughters, Kimberlee Zalla of North Woodstock and Kelley Pequeno of Bath; a son, Chester M. West of North Woodstock; three grandchildren; five sisters, Roseanne Dingee of Rochester, Arlene Smith of Manchester, Kari Bragdon of Forest Park, Ga., Cindy Collard of Greenfield, and Kathy Main of Waldorf, Md.; a brother, Gary Snow of Farmington, Maine; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fournier Funeral Home, 144 Main Street, North Woodstock. A graveside service will be held in Kezar Falls, Maine, at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to the North Country Home Health Agency, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton NH 03561.

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OSSIPEE - Carlton V. Earle, 92, of Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee, died Friday, April 13, 2001.
Mr. Earle was born in Brattleboro, Vt., on Oct. 30, 1908. He grew up in Westminster, Mass., and attended local schools.
His career in the arts and antiques began in 1935 at the Cincinnati Art Museum, where he worked as assistant to the director. He also gave classes in weaving and pottery and other art media. Mr. Earle eventually served as interim director before moving to New York City in 1945. There he worked for Scalamandre Fabrics. He organized an exhibit of fabrics reproduced from antique or historically significant originals, and accompanied the exhibit on its tour to major museums around the country. Three years later he opened a showroom for Mr. Scalamandre in Boston.
In 1948 he married Marguerite Fawcett of Worcester and together they bought Lord's Hall in Effingham, where they lived for 27 years. In the early 1950s they established an interior decorating business in Portland, Maine, which they ran for several years. For many years Mr. Earle was a local antiques dealer. In 1975 he and his wife moved to Ossipee.
He was predeceased by his wife in 1991. Mr. Earle is survived by his son Peter C. Earle of Freedom, and by his two grandsons, Jason P. Earle of Effingham and Brian P. Earle of Ossipee.
At Mr. Earle's request, there will be no funeral service. Private burial will take place at a later date.
Lord Funeral Home, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee is in charge of arrangements.

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NOTTINGHAM - Kevin J. McGloughlin, 46, of Lavoie Drive in Nottingham, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at his home in Nottingham after a period of failing health.
Born Sept. 14, 1954, in Boston, Mass., he was the son of the late Gerard and Catherine (Manning) McGloughlin. He was raised in Boston and graduated from high school there. He lived in Newmarket for 20 years and moved to Nottingham two years ago. The family also owned a home in Tamworth, where Kevin enjoyed snowmobiling.
He owned and operated McGloughlin Painting in Newmarket for over 20 years. He restored sports cars and sponsored a Sunday evening men's league basketball team.
He was predeceased by his brother, John McGloughlin, who died in 1986.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Lou Ann (Hubbard) McGloughlin, of Nottingham; three daughters, Tricia Ann Orcutt and her husband Matthew of Manchester, Jill Marie Dorestant and her husband Frederick of Plaistow, and Keri Jean McGloughlin of Nottingham; two grandchildren, Frederick Dorestant Jr. and Nashia Dorestant, both of Plaistow; three brothers, Richard McGloughlin of Boston, Gerard McGloughlin Jr. of Dedham and Peter McGloughlin of West Roxbury; a sister, Janet Wallace of North Berwick, Maine; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be today (Tuesday) from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Kent and Pelczar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter Street, Newmarket, with the Rev. John Finnigan as celebrant. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Newmarket.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Seacoast Hospice, 10 Hampton Road, Exeter, NH 03833.

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Donald M. Lawler of Pioneer, Calif., died March 31, 2001, at Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson, Calif.
Mr. Lawler was born on April 4, 1937 in Brownfield, Maine, the son of Melvin and Marion (Crabtree) Lawler.
Mr.. Lawler attended school in Brownfield and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in Fryeburg.
Mr. Lawler lived and worked in Connecticut for a few years, then he moved to Sunnyvale, Calif. He worked for Woldridge in Sunnyvale, Calif., and Fairchild in Mountain View, Calif. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war. Afterwards he returned to Fairchild and then Fluorocarbon in Mountain View, Calif. He moved to Pioneer, Calif., 17 years ago to work for Moore Precision Manufacturing Co.
He greatly enjoyed visiting with friends.
He is survived by his sons, Mark Lawler, of Susanville, Calif., and Donald Lawler, James Lawler and Stephen Lawler, all of Modesto, Calif.; brothers Edmun Lawler of Freedom, Rodney Lawler of Elyria, Ohio, and Harlan Lawler of Milpitas, Calif.; a sister, Mavis Jones, of San Jose, Calif.; his former wife, Donna Lawler, of Modesto, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services took place April 5 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine, Calif. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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FRYEBURG - Thomas E. McSherry, 89, of 65 Main Street, passed away April 12, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
Mr. McSherry was born in Lewiston, Maine, Sept. 10, 1911, the son of John and Mae Irving McSherry. He moved to Fryeburg in 1931, and married Dorothy Hall of Fryeburg in 1933.
Mr. McSherry was one of Maine's first licensed arborists. He founded McSherry's Tree Service, which included aerial spraying operating out of the old Fryeburg Airport, present site of Dearborn Corp., of Fryeburg Industrial Park. In 1933 he founded McSherry's Apple Orchard in Sweden, Maine. In 1963, he founded McSherry's Nursery of Center Conway. He was tree warden of Fryeburg during the 1930s, '40 and '50s, as well as numerous surrounding towns. Mr. McSherry was a long-time active member of the Fryeburg Kiwanis Club, Pythagorean Lodge of Masons. He was an avid sportsman, interested in hunting, fishing and wildlife habitat preservation.
He is survived by one daughter, Gail McSherry, two sons, John and Ned McSherry, four grandchildren, Paige Fox, Bethany Higdon, Stephanie and Lizzy McSherry, and two great grandchildren, Nicholus and Kendra Fox, all of Fryeburg. He was predeceased by his wife in 1996 and a granddaughter, Katherine McSherry, in 1992.
A funeral service will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Church of New Jerusalem, Oxford Street, Fryeburg. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

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Malcolm C. Smith, 69, of Schaumburg, Ill., a retired United Airlines flight dispatcher, died of a stroke Friday, March 30, 2001, in Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, Ill.
Malcolm was born and raised in Conway and graduated from Kennett High School in 1949. In 1950 he joined the Marine Corps, and, upon completion of his tour, went to work for Capital Airlines in Washington, D.C. Later Capital and United Airlines merged, and Malcolm was eventually with United Airlines, working at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, D.C and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Malcolm moved to the United Airlines main office in Chicago in 1981 and finished his career in 1995 after 42 years.
He leaves his wife Theresa; sister Velda of Conway; brothers Decosta of Houston, Texas, Norman of Jacksonville, Fla., Ronald of Pike, NH, and Gene and Carroll both of Dover, NH. Malcolm's parent's, Henry C. and Sadie (Robinson) Smith, and one sister, Ferne, predeceased him.
Visitation and services were held Tuesday, April 3, at 11 a.m. in Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 South Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village, Ill.

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CONWAY - Alexander Kim Mitchell, 16, of Conway, passed away April 6, 2001, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover.
Alex attended Conway Elementary School and Kennett Junior/Senior High School. He was currently attending Proctor Academy in Andover. Alex loved writing and reading and, most recently, was interested in poetry. He was very active in sports, participating in cross county, track, skiing, and lacrosse. Alex's real passion was hockey and he spent many hours at the Ham Arena as an assistant coach for the MWV Youth Hockey League and taught Learn To Play Hockey classes. Alex also had a deep love for animals and volunteered at the Loki Wolf Clan in the past. He was a member of the National Junior Honor Society and had made the dean's list at Proctor.
He is survived by his parents Gaie and John Mitchell and his sister, Kaela. He will also be missed by his cousins, Eliza, Helene and Jane; and his aunts and uncles Gwen and Steve Kenney, Guy Hampson, Leslie and Tom Britton, and Kathie and Robert Hurt.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alex Mitchell Youth Hockey Memorial Fund to the Ham Arena, PO Box 276, Conway NH 03818. Donations can also be made to the Loki Wolf Clan, PO Box 1186, Conway NH 03818.
A memorial service with a potluck dinner will be held at Attitash on April 25 from 5 to 8 p.m. The family is accepting no phone calls at this time, please.


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