Dorothy (Downing) Auderer, 79, of Wolfeboro, passed away Monday, July
30, 2001, at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro.
She was born Feb. 8, 1922, in Fayetteville, N.C., the daughter of the
late Albert and Louise (Carder) Downing. Dot attended the Worth Business
School in Fayetteville, N.C. In 1945 Dot and her husband, the late Albert
F. Auderer Jr., moved to Wolfeboro, where they raised their three children.
Dot later co-operated a preschool in Wolfeboro for many years before
becoming a secretary and bookkeeper for the Fred E. Varney Company of Wolfeboro.
In 1988 Dot served as assistant activities director at the Clipper Home,
now known as Sunbridge Care of Wolfeboro.
As a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Wolfeboro, Dot sometimes
served as a lay Eucharist Minister as well as the alter Guild and Choir.
Dot was a member of and active in the founding chapter of Hospice of Wolfeboro
at its inception in 1981.
She is survived by her children Albert F. Auderer III of San Diego,
Calif., Michael Auderer of Virginia Beach, Va., and Linda Trainor of Abington,
Mass.; three grandchildren, Sarah Lynn Trainor of Watertown, Mass., Amanda
Midori Auderer and Michael Alexander Auderer of Virginia Beach, Va.; three
sisters Gertrude Blake, Virginia Gainey and Elizabeth Williams, all of
North Carolina; and a brother Charles Downing of Tenn. She was predeceased
by a sister Sarah Camlin of North Carolina.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be Friday at
11 a.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church, South Main Street, Wolfeboro.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice of Southern Carroll
county, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro NH 03894.
Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro is in charge of arrangements.
FRYEBURG -- Carlton A. Mills, 54, died Monday July 30, 2001, at the
Mercy Hospital in Portland.
He was born in Stoneham, Maine, the son of Edward and Clara Curtis
Mills. He lived in Fryeburg his whole life and graduated from Fryeburg
Academy, class of 1965.
For over 30 years Cartlon was a painting and wallpapering contractor.
He was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, a member
of Pythagorean Lodge of Masons, Fryeburg Lions, Fryeburg Fire Department,
and he was a youth basketball coach.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Nancy Addario Mills, of Fryeburg;
one son, Dana S. Mills, and his wife, Allison, of Pembroke Pines, Fla.;
two daughters, Mrs. Perry (Dionne) Morneau, of Auburn, and Danielle Mills,
of Fryeburg; two brothers, Roger E. Mills and Clayton A. Mills, both of
Fryeburg; four sisters, Mrs. Vincent (Beverly) O'Boyle, of Levitt, Pa.,
Mrs. Phillip (Jean) Hubbard, of Hartland, Maine, Mrs. Lawrence (Roxanne)
Alexander, of Midlothian, Va., and Mrs. Peter (Violet) Eastman, of Fryeburg;
and four grandchildren, Mallory, Taylor, Alina and Delaney.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth
Ann Seton Church, Route 5, Fryeburg, with Rev. Joseph Witlock as the celebrate.
Donations in memory of Carlton may be made to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O.
Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037.
Arrangements are by Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
WOLFEBORO -- Bruce A. Stearns,who has been executive director of the
New Jersey Sire Stakes Program in the N.J. State Department of Agriculture
for the past 16 years, died Friday, July 27, 2001, at his vacation home
in Wolfeboro. He was 58.
Though his most recent position was head of the state program responsible
for administration of a state-bred harness racing program for New Jersey-sired
trotters and pacers, he previously was a racetrack publicist and writer
for 15 years and was recognized with national awards for his efforts.
Mr. Stearns, a resident of Ewing Township, N.J., was an acknowledged
authority on harness racing history and a collector of harness racing memorabilia.
His harness racing career included being a racetrack official and announcer,
and he also was involved in grooming, training and racing harness horses.
He was born May 24, 1943, in Dover, the son of the late William and
Mary (Adams) Stearns. A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, he
did post graduate work there and at Boston University.
After he was graduated from University of New Hampshire in 1967 with
a bachelor's degree in history, Mr. Stearns took a turn at training horses
for three years on a small farm, first in Nottingham and then Hampstead,
while teaching high school history and economics. He taught at Pinkerton
Academy in Derry, at which he boasted that the poet Robert Frost also taught,
but not at the same time.
During his college years, he was active in harness racing, serving
as publicity assistant at Rockingham Park in Salem, the same track that
his late father, Bill Stearns, later a three-term New Hampshire state legislator,
served as publicity director from 1958-67. In the 1970s, Mr. Stearns held
the same position as his father at that track.
In addition, Mr. Stearns was an assistant race secretary at Laurel
(Md.), Freehold (N.J.), and Kentucky Raceways and an assistant general
manager at Pocono Downs before joining the publicity staff at Rockingham.
After the grandstand of that track burned down, Mr. Stearns became the
publicity director at Liberty Bell Park in Philadelphia, a job he held
until taking the N.J. Sire Stakes position in May 1985.
He was a past president and member of the North American Harness Publicists
Association, which honored him with its Golden Pen Award in 1986, and a
member of the U.S. Harness Writers Association, which named him Member
of the Year in 1994. He was the first and has been the only treasurer of
the New Jersey Chapter of USHWA.
For nearly 20 years, he had also chaired the prestigious Harness Racing
Hall of Fame Screening Committee for USHWA, which nominates candidates
for election to the Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.J.
Mr. Stearns is survived by his wife of 36 years, Marcia Bickford Stearns,
and two daughters Catherine Stearns Medich of Lawrenceville, N.J., and
Christine Stearns of Jersey City, N.J.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be Tuesday at
2 p.m. at the Water Village Church, Route 171, Ossipee. Burial will be
in the Lakeview Cemetery, Wolfeboro. The family is planning a memorial
service in New Jersey the following week.
Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro is in charge of arrangements.
Harold O. Rankin, 78, of Denmark, Maine, died Saturday, July 28, 2001
at the Bridgton Hospital after a short illness.
He was a life long resident of Denmark, born here the son of Arthur
and Laura Fadden Rankin, and he graduated from the Old Denmark High School
in 1941. He was a World War II Army Veteran. Harold was a carpenter
and caretaker of Moose Trail Lodge for 45 years. He was Past Fire Chief
of Denmark, Past President of the Sebago Branch Duckers Snowmobile Club,
a 40-year member of Sebago Grange, and most of all he enjoyed bowling and
visiting friends. He is survived by several cousins including Merle Moore
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Denmark
Congregational Church with the Rev. Greg Young officiating. Burial will
be in the New Babb Cemetery in Sebago, Maine.
Donations may be made in memory of Harold to the Denmark Fire Department,
Denmark Maine 04022.
WOLFEBORO -- Dorothy (Onthank) Whiting, 85, of Robin Acres in Wolfeboro,
passed away July 27, 2001, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro after a sudden
She was born July 4, 1916, in East Boston, Mass., the daughter of the
late Charles F. and Emma (Sanderson) Onthank. She had lived in Newton and
Dover, Mass., for most of her life. Dorothy attended Boston University
in Boston, Mass.
She and her husband, the late Wayne O. Whiting, moved to Wolfeboro
in 1995. She had a great fondness for animals and was a supporter of the
Animal Rescue League in Boston.
Dorothy is survived by her son, Richard D. Whiting, and his wife, Suzanne,
of West Lebanon; her daughter, Barbara Whiting MacGregor, and her husband,
Bruce, of Wolfeboro; grandchildren Dr. Carol MacGregor Barba, of San Jose,
Calif., Laurie MacGregor Beakes, of Rochester, NH, Gregory Wayne Whiting,
of Lajolla, Calif., and Dr. Eric Douglas Whiting, of Roanoke, Va.; three
great children, Immanuel Wayne Barba, Benjamin Isaac Barba and Izaiah Peter
Barba; her sister, Barbara Onthank Brown, of Arlington, Mass., and Tuftonboro;
and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be today (Saturday)
at 9 a.m. at First Christian Church, North Main Street, Wolfeboro. Burial
will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Wolfeboro.
Friends may make memorial contributions in her memory to the Animal
Rescue League, Boston, Mass.
Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro, is in charge of arrangements.
William B. Chisholm, 84, of North Conway, died Wednesday, July 25,
2001, at the Merriman House in North Conway. He was the husband of Margaret
(McDonald) Chisholm to whom he was married in 1947.
Born in Concord, Mass., on June 8, 1917, he was the son of the late
Allan and Ellen (Brennan) Chisholm. He attended Concord public schools
and graduated from Concord High School.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the European Theatre
of Operations where he received a Bronze Star.
For 30 years, Mr. Chisholm was employed as a salesman for H.P. Hood
& Sons in Charlestown, Mass. Prior to his retirement in 1982, he worked
as a case technician for the Welfare Department, State of New Hampshire.
He resided in several New England cities before retiring to North Conway
In addition to his wife, Margaret, he is survived by one son, Robert
D. Chisholm of Jackson, Wyo.; two brothers, Edward J. Chisholm of Lincoln,
Mass. and John C. Chisholm of Concord, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also the brother of the late Helen Rammelkamp and Allan D. Chisholm.
A memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 11:30 a.m. in
St. Bernard's Church, Concord, Mass.
Burial will follow in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Concord.
Concord's town flag will fly at half staff on Wednesday in honor of
Mr. Chisholm's service to his country during World War II.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer's
Association of New Hampshire, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 1419, Concord NH 03301.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph Dee & Son Funeral
Service, 27 Bedford Street, Concord, Mass.
TUFTONBORO -- Robert "Uncle Bud" Libby, 80, of Tuftonboro passed away
July 23, 2001, at the Sunbridge Care of Wolfeboro.
He was born April 17, 1921, in Ossipee, the son of the late Robert
and Helen (Eldridge) Libby. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator
for the State of New Hampshire, Department of Public Works, Ossipee Division,
for several years. Prior to his employment with the State of New Hampshire,
he worked as a laborer for B.G. Sparks Construction for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Sharon (Buswell) Libby of Tuftonboro;
three sons, Robert Libby Jr. of Concord, Ronald Libby of Ossipee, and Christopher
Libby of Tuftonboro; a daughter, Melissa Libby of Daytona Beach, Fla.;
three grandchildren; three brothers, Roland Libby of Ossipee, Donald Libby
of Union, and John Libby of Ossipee; three sisters, Florence Long of Wolfeboro,
Annie Jacobsen of Tuftonboro, and Thurley Litwhiler of New York; and many
nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Jeannette Edwards.
Calling hours were yesterday at Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville
Road, Center Ossipee. Graveside services will be today (Friday) at 10 a.m.
at Townhouse Cemetery in Tuftonboro.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Tuftonboro United Methodist
Church, Center Tuftonboro, NH.
FRYEBURG -- Norman L. Annis, 94, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at the
Fryeburg Health Care Center.
He was born in South Paris on Aug. 30, 1906, the son of Sanford and
Eva Haskell Annis. He grew up in Otisfield Gore and walked every day to
Norway High School, which was six miles, and the family said he claims
that he never missed a day of school.
He lived for many years in Waterbury, Conn., and was a city bus driver
for 25 years. He was also on the Waterbury Auxiliary Police Department.
He moved to Fryeburg in 1975 and drove for the Western Maine Senior Citizens.
He enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Fryeburg Fish and Game Association.
On May 30, 2000, Mr. Annis received from the town of Fryeburg the Boston
Post Gold-Headed Cane for being the oldest resident.
His wife Ida Mae Mains Annis died in 1988.
He is survived by one daughter, Lucille Kenerson of Fryeburg; a step-daughter,
Crystal Crowther of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada; two grandchildren,
Theresa Price of Bowie, Md., and Rob Kenerson of Levant, Maine; and eight
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at Pine
Grove Cemetery in Norway, Maine, with the Rev. Dorothy Francey officiating.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Mavis Stone passed away peacefully at her home at the Sawyer Community
Residence in East Conway on July 22, 2001, after a long illness.
She was born in Stark, NH, on May 25, 1924. She was a member of the
Saco Valley Sports Center coffee bowling league. She was also a member
of the First Assembly of God Church in Fryeburg, Maine.
She resided in Laconia for many years prior to moving to the Conway
area in 1986.
Mavis enjoyed going to the ocean and being outdoors. She also loved
children and animals. Her favorite pastimes were enjoying people and working
on her crafts. Mavis possessed a great sense of humor and was well liked
by everyone who came into her presence. She had a natural talent of making
people feel good about themselves.
Mavis will be sadly missed by her close friends and extended family,
Robert and Donna Sawyer, Peter and Karen Farrell, Irving Brown, Susan MacDonald,
Edgar Richard and Judith Ward.
A memorial service to celebrate Mavis's life will be held at First
Assembly of God at 2 Drift Road in Fryeburg, Maine, on Friday, July 27,
2001, at 6 p.m. Pastor Donald Maranville will officiate. A reception will
follow at the church.
FRYEBURG -- Robert H. Gilman, 86, formerly of Sebago, Maine, died July
22, 2001, at the Fryeburg Health Care Center.
He was born in East Sebago, the son of Gerald and Alice Blake Gilman,
and graduated from South Portland High School where he was Captain of the
football team. He attended two years at the University of Alabama on a
sports scholarship and made the All Star State Baseball team. He was a
World War II Army veteran. He worked many years as a ship fitter at the
Portland Ship Yard, and later owned and operated two convenience stores
in Sebago. He enjoyed spending winters in Florida.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Virginia Morrison Gilman of
Fryeburg; one daughter, Roberta Cannell of Portland, Maine; one grandson,
Jeffrey Cannell of Standish, Maine; one granddaughter, Wendi Cannell of
Cornish, Maine; and four great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Steep Falls
Cemetery, with Rev. Greg Young officiating. Arrangements are with Wood
Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
WESTBROOK, Maine -- Karyn Claire DiRenzo, 53, of Methodist Road in
Westbrook, Maine, died suddenly Sunday, July 22, 2001, at the Maine Medical
She was born in Westbrook, the daughter of Herbert and Claire Moreau
Short of Buxton, Maine. She graduated with honors from Bonny Eagle High
School in 1965 and University of Southern Maine in Gorham in 1969. Karyn
worked as a social worker for the Portland School Department for over 25
years. During those 25 years watched and helped children and their children
grow. She loved helping kids turn their life around, and many times she
would take money from her own pocket and buy shoes and clothing for a needy
child. Christmas was always Karyn's favorite time of year, and she would
start planning for it in July to make sure every child she knew was not
forgotten on Christmas morning. She did his for over 25 years, and only
her immediate family knew what she was doing.
Karyn was excellent with her hands she loved crafts, making quilts,
scrapbooks, beano and rooting for the Red Sox, but most of all she loved
her family and would do anything for them. She loved to travel; she was
very interested in history and often took trips to historical sites. Once,
her husband recalls, they had taken a trip to Hawaii and were visiting
U.S.S. Arizona. She was so determined to see it, they almost missed their
flight back home. She also loved reading to her grandson who called her
Mammy and she never missed an opportunity to do so.
She is survived by her husband of 21 years, Tony DiRenzo of Westbrook;
her parents, Herbert and Claire Short of Buxton; two sons, Jason Camire
of Westbrook and Travis DiRenzo of Westbrook; two daughters, Michelle Camire-Westman
of Windham, Maine, and Melissa DiRenzo of Westbrook; one brother, Herbert
Short of Cumberland; two sisters, Gayle Page of Buxton and Lynda Hudson
of Belmont, NH; and one grandson, Hunter Westman of Windham.
Visiting hours will be on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dolby and
Dorr Funeral Chapel, 76 State St., Gorham, Maine. A Mass of Christian
burial will be offered on Thursday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at St. Hyacinth's
Catholic Church, 295 Brown, Westbrook. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery,
FRYEBURG -- Edward S. Layne Sr., 68, of Lovewell Pond Road in Fryeburg,
died July 22, 2001, peacefully at home, with his loving family at his side,
after a brief illness.
He was the third son of Sumner and Marjorie Jefferson Layne. He was
educated in North Conway schools and graduated from Kennett High School
in 1951. He held numerous jobs, including dairy farming with his father,
woodsman, heavy equipment operator, road crew for the town of Fryeburg,
and D.O.T. for the state of Maine.
His hobbies included bowling all over the state, hunting, fishing,
snowmobiling, games and cards, camping, and pitching and winning many horseshoe
He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Lola Largey Layne, of Fryeburg;
four daughters, Jacqueline Bryant, of Stow, Maine, Janice Haley, of Brownfield,
Maine, Joyce Layne, of Centerville, Mass., and Julie George, of North Conway;
sons Edward Jr., of Fryeburg, and Michael, of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; step-daughter
Lynn Deschambeault, of Denmark, Maine; step-son, Lee Deschambeault, of
East Conway; two brothers, James, of Chatham, NH, and Bruce, of Oklahoma
City; and seven grandchildren, Angie, Jill, Chris, Corey, Kyle, Kaci and
He was predeceased by his first wife, Frances Buswell; sisters Arlene
Eastman and Norma McAllister; and brother Sumner B. Layne Jr.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Fryeburg
Fair Grounds in the craft building, with the Rev. Katherine Russo officiating.
Donations in his memory may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177,
Fryeburg, Maine 04037. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Kenneth H. Studley, 78, of Jackson passed away on Thursday, July 19,
2001, at the Merriman House in North Conway, of complications from Alzheimer's.
Mr. Studley was born in Hyannis, Mass., and was a resident of Yarmouth
until 1981. He was the son of the late Gilbert Jr. and Sarah Lambert Studley.
He was also predeceased by a brother Oliver.
Mr. Studley attended Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., and left
to train in the Naval V12 program, becoming a Marine Corps pilot in World
War II and Korea in a F9F Panther Jet as a major, 53 missions.
He was a prominent builder as well, and a contractor on Cape Cod. He
was a volunteer fireman, board of appeals member, director of Hyannis Cooperative
Bank, Yarmouth School Board member and served on the building committee
of two schools.
After his move to Jackson, he was a trustee at Green Mountain College,
a director of both Attitash Lift Corporation and Jackson Ski Touring Foundation.
He enjoyed 20 years of skiing with family and friends.
Mr. Studley is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sarah Brownlie Studley;
three daughters, Laurie Renaud of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Denise Studley
of Bartlett, and Miriam Studley of Sausalito, Calif.; five granddaughters,
Allison O'Leary Dion, Courtney O'Leary Lima, Sarah Renaud Brown, Colette
Renaud and Kyle Pribish. He is also survived by four great grandchildren,
Jeremy Renaud Brown, Nathaniel Brown, and twins Burke O'Leary Dion and
Morghan Paige Dion.
A celebration of Kenneth Studley's life will be held at the Jackson
Community Church on Friday, July 27, at 2 p.m.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
of New Hampshire, 10 Ferry St., Suite 419, Concord NH 03301.
Baker-Gagne funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MADISON -- Golden M. White, 82, a long-time resident of Conway,
died Friday, July 20, 2001, at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway after
a long period of declining health.
She was born in Canaan, Vt., on Feb. 16, 1919, the daughter of Rev.
W. Harry May and Nellie (Potter) May. She graduated from Derby Academy
in Derby, Vt., and from Eastern Nazarene College in Wollaston, Mass.
She began a teaching career in Stowe, Vt., and moved to Conway in 1946,
where she was the Public School Music Supervisor, teaching music at Kennett
High School and the elementary schools in Conway, North Conway, Center
Conway, Bartlett, Jackson and Chatham. She retired from teaching in 1950
when she married Richard White. From 1950 to 1986, she helped her husband
run the White Funeral Home in Conway. After retirement in 1986, the couple
moved to Madison, spending their summers at Ossipee Lake.
In the 1960s, she was the choir director and organist at the Second
Congregational Church in Conway. She was a member and past president of
the Conway Women's Club. She was a commissioner for the Washington Street
Park and was responsible for the construction of the present fountain.
She was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star in North Conway,
of the Elmwood Grange and the Onaway Club. She regularly attended church
at the Second Congregational Church in Ossipee, as well as the Conway Village
Congregational Church. She was a 50-year member of the Moultonville Methodist
Church in Ossipee.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Richard G. White of Madison;
her daughter, Cynthia (White) Spencer and her husband James, of Ossipee;
two granddaughters, Valerie Spencer and Rebecca Spencer, both of Ossipee;
and a sister, Greta Dow of Effingham. She was predeceased by a brother,
W. Harry May Jr.
Visiting hours will be Monday, July 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber
and White Funeral Home in North Conway. The funeral will be held Tuesday
at 2 p.m. at the Conway Village Congregational Church. Burial will be at
the Riverside Cemetery in Tamworth.
Shirley M. Dethlefs, 69, of Intervale died July 16, 2001, at the home
of her daughter in Emmaus, Penn., after a brief illness. Born in Newport
News, Va., the daughter of Emery and Mary (Fisher) Stone, she had lived
in Intervale for over 25 years.
Mrs. Dethlefs had been employed at the Seiko Outlet Store in North
Conway for several years.
She was dedicated wife and loving mother, and will be greatly
missed by the people whose lives she touched. Many cherished memories of
special times bring comfort to those who knew and loved her.
The family includes: three sons, Andrew Dethlefs of Intervale, Thomas
Dethlefs of North Conway, and David Dethlefs of East Conway; two daughters,
Jenny Hayes of Centrailia, Wash., and Mary Jane Frick of Emmaus, Penn.;
eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Preston
Stone and Emery Stone, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lovett Stone of Orlando,
Fla.; a sister, Evelyn Stone of Phoenix, Ariz., and several nieces and
She predeceased her husband, Ferris H. Dethlefs, in 1977.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Glen Community
Baptist Church in Glen, with the Rev. William R. Stockhaus, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the North Conway Cemetery. There will be no visiting
Donations may be sent to the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network
for the John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center, 1240 South Cedar Crest Blvd.,
Suite 103, Allentown, PA 18103.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
OSSIPEE -- Joseph F. Dunlap, 93, formerly of Ossipee, died July 18,
2001, at the Sunbridge Care of Wolfeboro.
Joseph was born Jan. 11, 1908, in Boston and attended local schools
there. In 1950 he moved to Center Ossipee where he had lived for five years
before moving back to South Boston. Mr. Dunlap was employed as a custodian
for the Boys Latin School for many years prior to his retirement and moving
back to Center Ossipee in 1970.
Joseph was predeceased by his wife Barbara (Sargent) Dunlap, and is
survived by his daughter Cynthia Harris, Center Ossipee; a son Charles
Dunlap of Effingham; five grandchildren, Karen Martin, Kenneth Harris,
Christopher Harris, Kimberly Harris and Madaline Dunlap; six great grandchildren;
a sister, Katherine Murphy of South Boston, Mass.; and a brother James
Dunlap of East Sandwich, Mass.
Calling hours will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home,
50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Funeral services will be Saturday,
10 a.m. at the Moultonville Methodist Church, Moultonville Road, Center
Ossipee. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery, Freedom.
SOUTH PASADENA, Fla. ó Richard C. Reckmeyer, formerly of Wolfeboro,
passed away peacefully Friday, July 13, 2001, at his home in South Pasadena,
Fla., at the age of 71.
He was born March 6, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of the late Christopher
F. and Mildred (Bainbridge) Reckmeyer. Richard was raised in Brooklyn;
in 1962 he moved to Wolfeboro, where he lived until moving back to Long
Island, N.Y., in 1971.
Mr. Reckmeyer was employed as an advertisement salesman and served
as manager of the New York office of Kubin-Nicholson Company for more than
25 years. After his retirement, he then moved to his home in Florida.
Mr. Reckmeyer is survived by his children Richard C. Reckmeyer Jr.
of New Port Richey, Fla., Sue Ann LaMonica of Tuftonboro, Catherine Smith
of Wolfeboro, Mary Reckmeyer of Seminole, Fla., John D. Reckmeyer of Rochester,
and Christopher F. Reckmeyer of New Port Richey, Fla.; six grandsons; five
granddaughters; one great grandson; his sister Florence Reilly of Bay Shore,
N.Y.; his brother William Reckmeyer of McLean, Va., and many nieces and
At his request there will be no calling hours, and services will be
Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro is in charge of arrangements.
Suzanne S. Klay, 67, of Glen died on July 17, 2001, at the Memorial
Hospital, in North Conway.
She was born in New York City, N.Y., and was the daughter of Stuart
and Doris (Laidlaw) Sperry.
Mrs. Klay grew up in Bronxville, N.Y., and lived in North Marshfield,
Mass., for 36 years prior to moving to Glen in 1994. She attended Bronxville
High School and Greenwood School, and graduated from Bradford College in
Bradford, Mass. Mrs. Klay received a B.A. degree in ceramics from the Rhode
Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. She was a professional photographer
for over 40 years, specializing in children's photography in an outdoor
setting. She was also a member of the Jackson Historical Society.
The family includes her husband of 43 years, Francis W. Klay Jr. of
Glen; her son, Jeffrey S. Klay of Boca Raton, Fla.; her daughter, Linda
K. Mildrexler of Castle Rock, Colo.; and two grandchildren, Emily S. Mildrexler
of Castle Rock, Colo., and Scott S. Klay of Washington.
Memorial services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m., at the Jackson
Community Church in Jackson, with the Rev. Pojen Lee officiating. There
will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer
Society, c/o Yvette Levesque, P.O. Box 214, Glen NH 03838.
The Furber and White Funeral Home, in North Conway, is in charge of
Frederic William Bente of Hamden, Conn., and Houston, Texas, a decorated
veteran of the Vietnam War, passed away in his sleep at home on or around
July 28, 2001. "Ricky" Bente was a well-respected pilot with over 20 years
in both helicopter and fixed-wing experience. Gaining over 30,000 hours
of logged airtime, he was known to be one of the best pilots flying the
offshore oil rigs in the Gulf Coast.
Working for Air Logistics of New Iberia, La., for 19 years as a commercial
helicopter pilot, Rick is survived by his 18-year-old daughter, Erica Rose
Bente, and his friend of 27 years, Rose Marie Homeyer-Bente, both of Chocorua.
A graduate of Hamden High School in Hamden, Conn.. with the class of
1963 where both of his parents were teachers and his father was the head
of the Business Department for the Hamden School District. He played football
and received an athletic scholarship to the University of Richmond where
he completed one year.
Rick was a graduate of the U.S. Army Flight School in 1968 as a Chief
Warrant Officer UH-1 Aviator, Helicopter Transition Instructor Pilot and
Flight Standardization Check Instructor. He later transferred credit to
Embry-Riddle Flight School at the University of Florida where he was majoring
in Aeronautical Science.
During his stay in the service of his country he began teaching others
to fly helicopters with his instructors' qualifications. He also completed
fixed wing multi-engine courses at Ozark Flight Academy, Ozark, Ala. and
flight instruction courses at the Aviator Academy of Raleigh, N.C.
Rick served in Vietnam from June of 1968 to April of 1969 as a combat
fire team leader of four attack aircraft and 10 troop-carrying helicopters.
He was the attack platoon aircrafts weapons systems officer. Wounded in
battle; shot in the calf of the leg while flying he continued to fly his
team and his aircraft to safety. Rick was a recipient of the Army Aviator
Badge, VSM, Air Metal, WCM W/60 Purple Heart and was educated and trained
in the Geneva Convention Mil Justic CBR Eng Code of Conduct. Memorial services
for his friends and family will be held lakeside, Chocorua Lake, on July
24 at 2 p.m. Meeting at The Community School on Perkins Farm, Route 113
in Sandwich at 1 p.m. A quiet country ride from the school to the lake
will precede the services, which will be in full military style. Later
friends and family will gather at the Homeyer-Bente residence in Chocorua.
In lieu of flowers the family has started two separate scholarships,
one for the family of a single-parent child attending The Community School.
The other scholarship will for Rick's daughter, Erica, who will be attending
the College of Santa Fe in August to major in fine art. To donate to the
Erica Bente College Fund, contact Berlin City Bank in West Ossipee.
Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee is in charge
Margaret "Peggy" Ann Erskine died peacefully on July 13, 2001, at age
60 at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia after a long illness.
was born in Boston, Mass., in 1941. She grew up in Effingham, NH and
resident of Carroll County over the last 30 years.
She was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of
Eastern Slopes where she is remembered fondly. An avid hiker and
outdoorswoman, she was passionate about the environment and animal
She is survived by three children, Deborah Dixon, Karen Erskine and
Erskine, their spouses Warren Dixon, Dan Flanders and Emily Erskine,
eight grandchildren and many friends.
Memorial Services will be held at Runnells Hall in Chocorua on Tuesday,
July 17, at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent in her
name to the Loki Clan Wolf Refuge in Chatam, NH (phone 603-694-2001).
CORINTH, Maine -- Stanely Henry Poor, 83, died unexpectedly July
10, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bangor. He was born August 28, 1917
in Lewiston, the son of Arthur and Florence (Melanson) Poor. He served
his country by enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1940, he was in the 26th infantry
1st division and served his term mostly in North Africa where he was wounded
and received a purple heart and many other ribbons. He worked for the city
of Auburn, Highway Dept. for 20 years then for Pioneer Plastics for seven
years before retiring. He loved working in his gardens and feeding his
birds. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Margaret (Bartlett)
Poor whom he married February 5, 1944, five children, Ann Goodwin and her
husband David of Lewiston, Judy Wells of Cincinnati, Ohio, Brian Poor and
his wife Beth of Fryeburg, Tim Poor of Auburn, Peter Poor and his wife
Jeannie of Corinth, 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one sister,
Doris Keenan of South Portland, several nieces and nephews and cousins.
He was pre-deceased by one brother and two sisters. A Graveside Memorial
service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 14th at the family lot
in Pine Tree Cemetery in Brownville with Pasteur Pike officiating. In lieu
of flowers, donations in memory of Stanely may be made to the family at
344 Main Street #2, Corinth, ME 04427. Arrangements entrusted to the care
of Pine State Cremation Service 1-800-769-6371.
OSSIPEE -- Janet (Downs) Currier, 86, of Ossipee, died July 5, 2001,
at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking and growing plants.
She was born May 2, 1915, in Pine Bluff, Ark., the daughter of the
late Anne Reed Downs and Ralph A. Downs. She graduated from Chandler Secretarial
School in Boston, Mass. During World War II she applied her skills as a
secretary at the County Court House in Pine Bluff, Ark.
After living in Pine Bluff for 31 years, with summers spent in Effingham.
Janet married and settled in Ossipee in 1946.
Janet was predeceased by her sister Anne Downs who died in 1925 and
her brother Reed Downs who died in 1976.
She is survived by her husband John Currier of Ossipee; two daughters,
Anne Brodeau of Boston, Mass. and Janet Jillette of Concord; one son, John
Currier of Nashua; one grandson, Joseph Jillette of Durham; her brother,
Dr. Ralph Downs of Little Rock, Ark.; and nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held Monday,
July 16, at 2 p.m. in the Ossipee Cemetery in Ossipee.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association
and Hospice of Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro NH.
Lord Funeral Home, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee is in charge of
WOLFEBORO -- Dorothy (Elkinton) "Dorry" Mulloy, 81, of Sewall Road
in Wolfeboro, died July 9, 2001, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
She was born May 21, 1920, the daughter of the late Thomas W. and Elsie
(Roberts) Elkinton, in Moorestown, N.J., where she attended Moorestown
Friends School. She was a graduate of Westtown School in Westtown, Pa.,
Class of 1938, where she was a member of the swim and field hockey teams.
Dorry was also a good figure skater and a member of the Philadelphia Ice
Skating Society, Ardmore, Pa.
After graduating from Boluve Boston Physical Education College, she
taught school in the Boston area. She also taught swimming and sailing
in summer camps in Maine.
While living in Haddonfield, N.J., she was active in the Haddonfield
Friends Meeting and the Estaugh Quaker Boarding Home. She later became
a member of the Board of the Medford Leas, one of the first Quaker retirement
organizations in southern New Jersey. She was also a member of the Haddonfield
Historical Society and the original Haddonfield Library Company.
Dorry had a love for sailing and spent many summers sailing on Barneget
Bay at Seaside Park, N.J., as well as on Lake Winnpesaukee, Wolfeboro.
Moving to Wolfeboro in 1976, Dorry became a member of the Wolfeboro
Garden Club, the Wolfeboro Historical Society and became interested in
the Village Players, as well as the Wolfeboro Area Children's Center.
Dorry is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles R. "Chuck" Mulloy,
of Wolfeboro; her son, C. Roberts "Rob" Mulloy, and his wife, Sue, of Seaside
Park, N.J.; a brother, Thomas Elkinton, of Wolfeboro; three nephews,
Thomas W. Elkinton II, of Stratham, Richard E. Elkinton, of Gilford, and
Herbert R. Elkinton, of Little Compton, R.I.; and her nieces, Elizabeth
Roark, of Wolfeboro, Mrs. Lora Miller, of Little Compton, R.I., and Mrs.
Lisa Barr, of Louisville, Ky.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held today
(Friday) at 2 p.m. at the Tuftonboro United Methodist Church, Tuftonboro.
Rev. Bill Hartford will officiate. Burial will be in the Lake View Cemetery,
Donations in her memory may be made to the Wolfeboro Area Children's
Center, South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
Lord Funeral Home on Route 28 in Wolfeboro is in charge of arrangements.
OSSIPEE -- Dorothy May Williams died July 10, 2001, at the Huggins
Hospital in Wolfeboro at the age of 90.
She was born in Dover, the daughter of Perley and Margaret Williams,
and had lived in the Laconia area for many years before moving to Ossipee
in 1982. Dorothy was predeceased by her brothers Willis and Perley Williams,
and she is survived by nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A private prayer will be given at the
time of her burial in the Chickville Cemetery, Center Ossipee.
Lord Funeral Home, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee is in charge of
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Luanne Emmons, 38, of San Antonio, Texas, and
formerly of Fryeburg, died July 4, 2001, in San Antonio.
She was born in San Antonio, the daughter of Sylvester and Judith Case
Burns. At an early age, her mother married Bruce Emmons, and she was adopted
by Bruce. She grew up in Fryeburg and attended Fryeburg Academy. Her junior
year she transferred to Lakes Region High School and graduated from there.
She lived in Florida for a time and returned to Maine and worked in real
estate. For the past 10 years she had lived in San Antonio and worked as
a publicist for the National Reserve Law Officers Association.
She is survived by her adopted father, Bruce Emmons, of Zephyrhills,
Fla.; her biological father, Sylvester Burns, of Mathis, Texas; one brother,
William Emmons, of Gray, Maine; and one half-sister, Dorothy Nulton, of
Harveys Lake, Pa.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Wood Funeral
Home, 12 Warren Street, Fryeburg. A graveside service will be held Monday
at 2 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Brownfield, with the Rev. Violet Eastman
Charlotte (Weed) Eldridge, 73, of Silver Lake, passed away July 8,
2001, at the Sunbridge Care of North Conway.
She was born March 16, 1928, in Waterville, Maine, and had lived in
New Jersey where she attended local schools. Charlotte later moved to New
Hampshire, and she had lived in Silver Lake since 1958.
She was the widow of John K. Eldridge of Silver Lake and was also predeceased
by a son, Douglas Eldridge.
Charlotte is survived by her sons Kenneth Eldridge and Peter Eldridge
of Silver Lake, and Bruce Eldridge of Woburn, Mass., and her daughters
Betsy Wilson of Ossipee and Susan Lightbown of Denver, N.C.; 12 grandchildren
and 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Katherine Weed of West Ossipee
and Carol Isleib of Lansing, Mich.; and a brother, Donald Weed of Portland,
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be private
in the Lyman Cemetery, Silver Lake.
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Lord Funeral Home, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, is in charge
Patrick Steven Cote, age 1, died Saturday July 7, 2001, at Massachusetts
He was born March 15, 2000, in North Conway, the son of Steven and
Lisa Marlock Cote. Nearly 14 months of Patrick's life was spent in a hospital,
first at Children's Hospital at Dartmouth, briefly at Duke University Children's
Hospital and for seven months at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.
He never allowed his chronic illness to get in the way of fun and exploration.
He loved watching cartoons and videos on television and playing with toys
while in his crib or high chair. Family members enjoyed rocking with Patrick,
reading stories or singing songs. He was happiest when his sister, Kimberly,
came to visit and played with him. Patrick adored the caring Massachusetts
General Hospital for Children staff, and treated them as his second family.
They enjoyed interacting with him, making him smile or receiving his vocal
disapproval for one too many tests. He was kept in isolation due to his
immune deficiency. In past weeks, however, he was taken outside in a stroller
to experience the warm air, sights and sounds.
Patrick's family includes his parents of Center Conway; a sister, Kimberly
Henigan, of Center Conway; paternal grandparents, Richard and Catherine
Cote of Fryeburg; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Thomas (Linda) Greeley of
Auburn; maternal grandfather Thomas Marlock and companion Lorraine Johnsen
Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Narthex of
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Route 5, Fryeburg. A Mass of the Angels
will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Patrick's name may be sent to Massachusetts
General Hospital for Children, c/o Development Office-Deborah Boyd, 100
Charles River Plaza, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114. Arrangements are with
Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Ted B. Smalle, 78, passed away on May 30, 2001.
Ted was born in Lowell, Mass., on May 21, 1923.
He enjoyed the outdoors. A hunting guide, his grandfather owned
the Chocorua View House, where a sign hung advertising his service. He
moved to the West Coast in 1954 and started his real estate career.
Later, he studied for his Oregon brokers license and opened his own
real estate office in Roseburg. In the '60s, he volunteered many
hours to the Douglas County Sheriff's Department and looked forward to
annual hunting trips with his friends. He was innovative in starting the
Multiple Listing Service locally, was a member of the National Board of
Realtors, held various officer positions and was named Realtor of the Year
He retired in 1978 and spent many vacations in New Hampshire where
he grew up visiting family and friends and enjoying the many lakes.
He had a wintertime residence in Yuma, Ariz. Later, he spent most of
his time camping and fishing as well as traveling to New Hampshire and
Arizona from Oregon. Because of failing health, he moved to be closer to
his daughter in 1997. He made many friends these Arizona years, traveling
the state, looking at architecture and real estate, attending church services,
experiencing good restaurants, playing bingo, visiting casinos, camping
and enjoying nature.
He is survived by his daughter, Virginia Vasilev, of Mesa, Ariz. ;
along with his granddaughters Sharon Browning, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Alice
Vasilev, Orange, Calif., and Stefanie Vasilev, currently on an Army tour
in South Korea. His brother, Henry Robinson, is in Tamworth, and
his other brothers and sisters, Sonny, Roz, Muriel and Betty, are
no longer living. Various cousins, nieces and nephews still reside in the
Tamworth and Chocorua areas.
A memorial service was held for him at the Tempe Church of Christ,
2424 S. Mill, Tempe, Ariz., on June 9, 2001. His ashes will be brought
to the top of Mount Chocorua by his nephew. Memorial contributions in his
memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1-28 E. McDowell, Phoenix,
BOW -- Robert Rhoden Meredith III (Rhodey/Bob), 79, died peacefully
sleep the evening of July 7, 2001, at Concord Hospital, in the company
of his wife and daughter.
Born in Pepperell, Mass., in 1921, Rhodey grew up in Newton, Mass.,
spending childhood summers and part of every year in Prince Edward
Island, Canada, where he cherished his time with relatives and friends.
He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in World War II, and was stationed
in Burma, China, India and Africa during his five years of duty.
Rhodey was devoted to the wool business for over 60 years, working
mills and suppliers worldwide. In mid-life, he started White Mountain
Woolens, a fabric shop in Conway, running it for 25 years before moving
to the Concord area.
A passionate outdoorsman, he spent his life traveling throughout New
England and Canada, fishing, hunting, and relishing the natural beauty
of the country.
Married Nov. 15, 1947, to the love of his life, Dorothea Black Meredith,
he is survived by her, their children Jody (and partner Carl) of Portland,
Maine, and Rob (and wife Sarah) of New York City and his beloved
grandchildren Jesse and Russell Meredith.
Memorial donations can be made to the Salvation Army, which was held
in great esteem by Rhodey since his experiences during the war. A
celebration of his life is being planned to mark his 80th birthday in September,
during his favorite season for hunting and fishing.
CAMILLA, Ga. -- Raymond V. Whiting, 72, formerly of Tamworth, died
Friday, July 6, 2001, at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth.
He was born Sept. 5, 1928, the son of Victor and Maimie Whiting, and
had lived in Tamworth for several years before moving to Camilla, Ga.,
six years ago.
Raymond was a former employee of Frankson's Furniture Company of West
Ossipee and had also served as a corporal in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne
Division, during the Korean Conflict.
Raymond was predeceased by his first wife, Geraldine Whiting.
He is survived by his wife, Luella (Hoffman) Whiting, of Camilla, Ga.;
seven children, Louis Whiting, of Tamworth; Gerald Whiting, of Pelham,
Ga., Richard Whiting, of Tamworth; Becky Nason, of Freedom; Brenda Jardine,
of South Tamworth; Debbie Carlson, of Tamworth; and Anita McLendon, of
Effingham; his stepchildren, Kathy Franklin, of Shenandoah, Va., Brenda
Martin, of Camilla, Ga., and Kelly Martin, of Moultrie, Ga.; 11 grandchildren;
and seven step-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be today (Tuesday) at 11 a.m. in the Ordination
Rock Cemetery in Tamworth.
Paul Loeser Jr., died Aug. 4, 2000, at age 89 in Bethesda Naval Hospital
in Maryland of respiratory failure.
Col. Loeser was born May 11, 1911, in Dresden, Germany, of American
parents, and was raised in Stuttgart, Germany. He returned to the United
States in 1932 and graduated from the City College of New York. Col. Loeser
joined the U.S. Army in 1938, serving in the 258th Field Artillery (Washington
Greys). After the start of World War II, Col. Loeser transferred to military
intelligence and served in the Normandy, French and German campaigns.
In 1945, Col. Loeser married Lenore A. Lamb. In 1949, Col. Loeser transferred
to the Central Intelligence Agency, and he served there until his retirement
in 1971. During most of his career with the CIA, Col. Loeser served overseas
in Germany, Afghanistan and Iran.
Upon retiring in 1971, Col. Loeser and his wife, Lenore Loeser, moved
to Jackson. He was active in the Masonic Lodge, SCORE and Kiwanis. His
wife, Lenore, died in 1988, and in 1991 Col. Loeser moved to Maryland to
be closer to his children.
Survivors include his four children, Manon Butt, and Paul, Robert and
Charles Loeser; and five grandchildren.
A Masonic graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 11, at 1 p.m.
in the Dundee Cemetery in Jackson.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
LOVELL -- Charles W. Fox Sr., 72, of Foxboro Road in Lovell, died Thursday,
July 5, 2001, at his home.
He was born in West Lovell and was a lifelong resident, the son of
the late Augustus and Eliza Smith Fox. He was educated in Lovell schools.
Mr. Fox was caretaker for several summer camps in Lovell, including Quisiana
Resort for 30 years. His hobbies were collecting old coins and antique
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Ruth Orrs Fox, of West Lovell;
one son, Charles W. Fox Sr., of Oxford; three daughters, Ruby May Bickford,
of Bangor, Marie Arlene Barker, of West Lovell, and Norma Jean Johnson,
of New Port Richey, Fla.; one brother, John E. Fox, of Fryeburg; nine grandchildren;
and one great grandson.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. at No.
4 Cemetery in Lovell, with the Rev. Ronald Ashworth officiating.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Community Health Services
"Home Hospice," 901 Washington Ave., Suite 104, Portland, Maine, 04103-2797.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Arthur (Tony) Duchaney, of Conway, died July 3, 2001, at Maine Medical
Center after a brief illness.
Upon retiring from the Boston Fire Department's maintenance division,
he moved to Conway, where he was employed by the U.S. Forestry Service.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Ann (Sis); three sons; two daughters;
15 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son.
Burial will be Saturday, July 7, in Abington, Mass.
LOVELL -- Richard Douglas Ginn, age 67 of Avon, Conn., and Lovell,
died unexpectedly on Monday, July 2, 2001, at the Bridgton Hospital in
Mr. Ginn was born April 22, 1934, in Minneapolis, Minn., son of the
late Everett and Eleanor (Sweet) Ginn. He graduated from Hall High School
in Hartford, Conn., class of 1952, and attended Clarkson College in Potsdam,
N.Y. Mr. Ginn was a real estate broker, co-owning a real estate firm, The
Heritage Group. On January 17, 1959, he married Ruth Perry.
Mr. Ginn was a member of the First Church of Christ in West Hartford,
Conn., and the Lovell United Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, gardening,
was a lover of nature, and spending time with his family. Mr. Ginn was
also an artist.
Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Ruth; two children, David Carleton
of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jennifer and her husband Dennis of Connecticut;
a grandson, Travis; a brother, Robert Ginn of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister,
Sally Atchison of Hudson, Ohio; his stepmother, Ruth Miller Ginn of Farmington,
Conn.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 6, 2001, in the Lovell
United Church of Christ in Lovell at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the Number
Four Cemetery in Lovell. Arrangements are by the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral
Home in Bridgton.
Dorothy K. Sargent, a longtime resident of Bridgton, died at Brentwood
Rehabilitation Center at the age of 85 after a long illness. She was born
May 22, 1916, the daughter of Lester and Eldora Kiesman of East Fryeburg.
She traveled extensively in the U.S. with her first husband, Lawrence Darby,
finally settling in Yerrington, Nevada. There she worked in a restaurant,
cooked on a cattle ranch, worked in a garage as a mechanic, and worked
on a dairy farm. She married Virgil Neddenriep in 1945. She drove back
to Maine in 1955 and lived in East Fryeburg until her marriage to Wilburn
Sargent in 1961, and they resided in Bridgton, Maine. She worked at Birchcraft
in Conway, NH and the Bridgton Knitting Mill until her retirement in 1979.
She held several offices in the town government, the planning board, and
budget committee over a period of 20 years. She also worked for Prop where
she cooked for senior citizens. She was also a member of the National Grange,
State Pomona, and Subordinate Grange, also the VFW Ladies' Auxiliary. She
was predeceased by her husband in 1994. She is survived by her sons, Lester
Darby of Sparks, Nevada, Henry Neddenriep of Stow, Maine, and Michael Neddenriep
of Bridgton, Maine.; eight stepchildren, 38 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Denmark, on
Sunday, July 8, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to her son, Michael Neddenriep,
RRI Box 256, Bridgton, ME 04009, to help pay for expenses.
Claire (St. Cyr) Martin, 53, of Ossipee, died June 30, 2001, in Milton,
from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born January
18, 1948 in Manchester, the daughter of Edde and Lucille (Martel)
St. Cyr. Claire graduated from Memorial High School, Manchester, and later
earned her nursing certificate from N.H. Technical Institute in Concord.
She later attended the University of New Hampshire where she did graduate
work and earn her Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Certificate. In
1997, Claire was the first Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in Carroll
County to establish her own independent practice, Health Care of Ossipee,
in Center Ossipee. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Catholic Church
in Center Ossipee.
She is survived by her husband, D. Simon Martin of Ossipee; three sons,
Christopher Perault of Merrimack, N.H., and Thomas Martin and Matthew Martin,
both of Ossipee; her mother, Lucille Moore, of Manchester; and a brother,
Donald St. Cyr of Goffstown, N.H.
Calling hours for Mrs. Martin will be Thursday, July 5, from 6 to 8
p.m. at Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be held Friday, July 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church,
Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee.
Leon A. Evans, 71, of North Conway, passed away at his home on June
29, 2001, after a long illness. He was born in Dover and was the son of
Hazel (Barnes) Orfield and Elmer Evans Sr., and the husband of the late
Frances L. (Panno) Evans.
Mr. Evans is survived by seven daughters and three sons: Frances Nix,
Barbara Brackett of Broken Bow, Okla., Carla Leger of North Conway, Linda
Thibodeau of Madison, Donna Carritte of Laconia, Gary Evans of Tilton,
Cynthia Brackett of Phillips, Maine, Leon Evans Jr. of Boscawen, Darren
Evans of Conway, and Mary Dullea of Maine; three sisters, Pauline LaCrosse
of Blue Hill, Maine, Christine Haskell of Sanford, Maine, and Lena Meservy
of Buxton, Maine; one brother, Robert Capen of Rochester; 25 grandchildren;
24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Dorothy
Hanscom, and a brother, Elmer Evans Jr. predeceased him.
Visiting hours were held Monday evening at the Furber and White Funeral
Home in North Conway. The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations
in Leon's memory be made to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services,
PO Box 432, North Conway NH 03860.
Eugene "Gene-Nitro" Gauthier, 63, of Tamworth, died Wednesday, June
27, 2001 at his home after a courageous struggle with cardiac complications.
He was born March 6, 1938 in Springfield, Mass., the son of Harold and
Irene (Lamereaux) Gauthier. Gene graduated high school in Springfield,
Mass. He later moved to Ware, Mass. where he lived until moving to Tamworth
in 1978 when he and his wife bought Market in the Pine Country store in
Tamworth, which they operated until 1982. Gene was also a self-employed
carpenter all of his life. He enjoyed the outdoors and playing darts as
a member of the Mt. Washington Valley Dart League.
He is survived by his wife Millicent "Be" Gauthier of Tamworth; a son
James Gauthier and his wife Christine of Effingham; his daughters Donna
Burbank and her husband Ken of Moultonboro; and Pamela Lord of East Conway.
He is survived by his grandchildren William, Jonathan and Timothy Lord,
Selena and Renee Gauthier, and a great-granddaughter Tanisha Glencross;
his mother Irene Gauthier of North Hampton, Mass.; his sisters Susan Childs
of North Hampton, Mass. and Carole Gauthier of Belchertown, Mass.; a father
in law James Burgess of Meredith, and his special companion "Toby," his
Pekinese. Gene is also predeceased by his son Gary Gauthier.
Calling hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home,
50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Funeral services will be Monday at
10 a.m. at the Family Life Center, Route 16B, Center Ossipee. Burial will
be in the Chocorua Cemetery, Chocorua.
Donations in his memory may be made to either your local Humane Society
or the Make A Wish Foundation.
Mildred (Robie) Hooper, 89, of Wolfeboro, passed away Tuesday, June
26, 2001 at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro. She was born August 14, 1911
in Salem, the daughter of the late Walter and Thannie (Lundberg) Robie.
Mrs. Hooper moved to Wolfeboro in 1914 and in 1930 she married Arthur B.
Hooper. Mrs. Hooper was employed as a caretaker at Camp Kehonka and also
the Winnipesaukee Proprieties and also worked at Malones Knitting Mill
Mrs. Hooper was predeceased by her husband and is survived by a son
Allen Hooper of Wolfeboro; three granddaughters, Kris Naffziger of Winter
Garden, Fla., Kelly Hooper of Lake Worth, Fla., and Karen McBrine of Center
Ossipee; and a sister Sarah Perry of Wolfeboro; as well as nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be at the convenience
of the family.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Ossipee/VNA of Southern
Carroll County, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro NH 03894.
Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro is in charge of arrangements.
Edward J. Deady, 93, died June 23, 2001, at Lake Wales Hospital in
He resided at Lake Wales for two years, previously living in Center
Conway for 12 years, and living for 10 years in South Dennis, Mass., and
most of his life in Malden, Mass.
He was married for 10 years to Frances Watson. The late M. Genevieve
Waters was his wife for 59 years. He was predeceased by a daughter, Joan
Bennett, of Washington, Ga. Surviving daughters are Priscilla Olson of
Center Conway, Leona Sanford of Ashby, Mass., and Lois Deady-Schulz of
New Portland, Maine. He had 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The church service will be held at 11 a.m. on July 2 at Our Lady of
the Mountain Church, followed by burial at Conway Village Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, South Polk, 1350 East
Main Street, Bartow FL 33830.
Gordon L. Stimson, 85, of Conway, died June 27, 2001 at the Sunbridge
Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Conway following a long illness.
Born in Conway, the son of Clyde and Gertrude (Durgin) Stimson, he was
a lifelong resident.
He was a graduate of Kennett High School, Class of 1933.
Mr. Stimson worked at the Harris Thurston Chevrolet Garage, in Conway,
in the 1930s and was a machinist at Scott and Williams Company, in Laconia,
in the 1940s. In 1947 he started Stimson's Garage on West Main Street in
Conway, received an Oldsmobile franchise in 1949, and owned and operated
the garage and car dealership until his retirement in 1992.
He was the oldest living member of the Conway Village Congregational
Church and last year he received the Alumni Man of the Year award at the
2000 Kennett High School Alumni Banquet.
The family includes: two sons, Daniel C. Stimson of Conway and Dennis
C. Stimson of Baldwinsville, N.Y.; a daughter, Diana C. O'Toole of Tewksbury,
Mass., and three grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Norma P. Stimson, last December.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Conway Village
Congregational Church with the Rev. Alfred J. Gagnon III, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the Conway Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held
Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be sent to the Conway Village Congregational Church, PO Box
333, Conway NH 03818-0333.
Elin Di Fruscio, born and educated in Trondheim, Norway, died peacefully
in her home in Jackson. She was predeceased by her parents, Lorentz and
Elsa Smedberg of Trondheim, Norway. She leaves her husband and best friend
Frank Di Fruscio, her daughters, Ingrid DeWitt of Freedom, Charlin Ryall
of West Brownfield, Maine and her son Christian Carlson of Madison. She
is survived by three grandchildren, Christopher Ryall, Kristina DeWitt
and Heidi Elin DeWitt. She is also survived by a very dear cousin, Ellinor
R. Gaustad of Trondheim, Norway and her mother-in-law and father-in-law,
Mary and Frank Di Fruscio of Tamworth and a sister-in-law, Claudia Di Fruscio
of Concord. Funeral services will be private. Donations can be made to
the charity of your choice.
FRYEBURG -- Robert G. Hill, 79, died at his home on June 27, 2001,
after a long illness. He was born in South Paris, Maine, on September 1,
1921, the son of Ralph and Ruth Gale Hill. Bob attended local schools and
graduated with honors from Fryeburg Academy in 1939. A veteran of World
Was II, Bob served with the Corps of Army Engineers in the European Theater
for over two years. After the war, he returned to Fryeburg, and in 1946,
purchased a farm in North Fryeburg from Harold Pitman, which he named Home
Acres, and for the next 36 years, operated an award-winning dairy farm.
Robert's memberships included The New England Dairymen's Association
and The Oxford County Dairy Herd Improvement Association. He served on
the boards of Soil Conservation Services, the Federal Land Bank, and the
Mulford Committee. He was a Fryeburg selectman for six years and a charter
member of Fryeburg-Lovell VFW.
Bob enjoyed his large family, playing cards, attending horse races,
gardening, and walking.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elsie (Wood) Hill of Fryeburg;
three daughters, Judith Parks of Rollinsford, N.H., Betty Crowson of Shelter
Island, N.Y., and Janet Hill of Standish; four sons, Ranford Hill of Bremerton,
Wash., Ronald Hill and Jonathan Hill, both of San Francisco, Calif., and
Stephen Hill of Fryeburg; one brother, James Hill of West Fryeburg; one
sister, Nancy LaCasce of Farmington; four grandchildren, Julianne Roy of
Rollinsford, N.H., Jonathan Roy of Durham, Robert Crowson of Shelter Island,
N.Y., and Chelsea Hill of Fryeburg. He was predeceased by a son, Robert,
Visiting hours will be today, June 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wood
Funeral Home in Fryeburg. A funeral service will beheld at 10 a.m. on Friday,
June 29, at the Fryeburg New Church on Oxford Street.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's memory
may be made to the hospice program which has been so helpful to Robert
and his family in the final stages of his illness. The address is: Community
Health Services, 901 Washington Ave., Suite 104, Portland, ME 04103-2797.
Wesley Homer Crocheron, 79, of Redding, Calif., died June 2, 2001,
of cancer at Redding Medical Center.
Born Nov. 3, 1921, in Milwaukee, he moved to Shasta County, Calif.,
in 2000 from New Hampshire where he lived for 16 years. He was a California
Highway Patrol Officer in the Los Angeles area; a U.S. Coast Guard veteran
of World War II and a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War; a member of
the California Highway Patrol Association; and a member of the National
Association of Watchmakers and Clock Collectors, Toastmasters, and the
Clamshell Alliance in New Hampshire.
Survivors include: wife Fran; son, Wes, and daughter-in-law Joy of
Bailey, Colo.; daughters Nancy Cronick and son-in-law Ed of Orange, Calif.,
Karen Ralph and son-in-law Bob of Hallsville, Texas, and Tammy Schneider-Danny
of Riverside, Calif.; step-daughter, Michelle Campbell, currently stationed
in Germany; brother Ned and wife Claree of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; two aunts, Nellie Ward of Casco, Maine, and Rheta
Rancourt of North Conway; cousins Betty Leverenz of Milwaukee, Wis., and
Chia Greer and Phil Crocheron of Houston, Texas; several nieces, nephews
and other family members, plus many dear friends.
Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding is handling arrangements.
Private family services will be conducted.
Helen P. Yarmac of Naples, Fla., and Portsmouth, died June 26, 2001,
in Portsmouth after a short illness.
She was 86 years old.
She was born in Greenfield, Mass., on May 13, 1915, the daughter of
Frank Pydych and Helen Kwiatek Pydych. Her early years were spent in West
Deerfield, Mass., with her several brothers and sisters. Upon graduating
from Deerfield High School and Northampton Commercial College she was employed
by the Akey Insurance Company of Greenfield.
On July 4, 1938, she married John C. Yarmac Jr., also of Greenfield.
After her early years in Greenfield, she and John moved to Chicopee,
Mass., where they owned and operated their grocery store "The Franklin
Market" in Springfield, Mass., from 1954 to 1975. After retiring from the
market, they remained in Chicopee and she worked for several years at Street
Supply, a hardware store in South Hadley, Mass.
Shortly after the death of her husband in 1983 she returned to Greenfield
where she was employed by Mr. Denham Lunt Sr., until his death in 1988.
This was a very enjoyable time of her life. She was able to take a long-awaited
trip to Europe, and caring for Mr. Lunt's grandchildren gave her much pleasure.
Starting in 1982, she wintered in Naples, Fla. Although confined to
a wheelchair, she was able to get around on her own. Helen in her electric
scooter with her little dog "Lola" by her side were a feature of the condo
complex where she resided. She was warm and friendly, and made many, many
friends. She like word games and did crossword puzzles, and played Scrabble
with some of these friends.
She spent summers with her daughter Nancy in Portsmouth. While there,
she relished visits from her son, her sister, nieces and nephews and special
friends. She also enjoyed the gardens at Prescott Park, and drives along
She is survived by her son, John C. Yarmac III of Buckland, Mass.;
her daughter Nancy E. Yarmac of Portsmouth; a grandson, Scott James Soehlig
of N.C.; a sister, Stefania Whitney of Deerfield, Mass.; and many nieces
and nephews, including Cathy Hansen of North Conway, Virginia Smith of
Conway, and Phil Ostroski of Intervale. A second daughter, Susan Yarmac
Soehlig, died in 1982.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greenfield Area Animal Shelter,
PO Box 786, Greenfield MA 01302, or the animal shelter of your choice.
Kostanski Funeral Home of Turners Falls, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Larry E. Hager, 48, of Willis, Texas, were held
Monday, June 25, 2001, at Cashner Colonial Chapel in Conroe, Texas.
Mr. Hager was born May 29, 1953, in Munich, Germany, and passed away
June 20, 2001, in Willis, Texas. He was a lifetime member of the National
Hunting Club and Fishing Club, and also ANA. Mr. Hager was a longtime member
of the Carpenters Union Local 275. He just received a diploma for gunsmithing
and was working on a diploma to be a locksmith.
Larry is survived by his wife, Pamela Charles of Texas; daughters Delinda
Dawn Tannehill of Washington State and Mollie Macomber of Texas; son Justin
Macomber of Texas; Carl and Wilma Hager of Texas; sisters Darlene Bell
and husband Calvin of Texas, Anita Hager of Texas, LeeAnna Hager of Texas,
Blinda James and husband Paul of Texas; brother Keith Hager and wife Annamarie
of Texas; grandchildren Sidney and Devyn Tannehill; and numerous nieces
and nephews also survive.
To leave an on-line tribute to the family you may do so at www.cashnerfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pamela Charles, 11254 Pin
Oak Drive, Conroe TX 77306.
Harry Ivan Day Jr. passed on away on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, in Florida.
He had lived for many years in New York City, Forest Hills, N.Y., Westport,
Conn., Essex, Conn., and Jackson, where he had a year-round art gallery
from 1969 to 1991.
He had recently retired to Bradenton, Fla., where he had been a winter
He was born Nov. 17, 1912, in Haverhill, Mass., to Harry Ivan Day Sr.
and Miriam Lewis Shute Day.
Mr. Day designed the Jackson Ski Touring Association's logo of the
skier in front of the covered bridge.
He was considered one of the top 10 exhibitors of photography in the
world. His work has been displayed in many art museums including the Boston
Museum and the Dallas Museum.
He enjoyed hiking and skiing adventures in the White Mountains, and
many of his paintings came from these trips.
Mr. Day started drawing at the age of 6 when a draftsman friend gave
him paper, pencil and pastels and told him to start drawing. Soon after
he began applying his love of color and space to landscapes and seascapes
in all types of media. He learned photography from his father, an engineer
at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who had invented a camera.
He was the first American photographer to have photographs accepted
in an exhibit of England's Royal Photographic Society, of which he became
a Fellow and received the E.R.P.S. designation. Some of his work remains
part of the Royal Photographic Society's permanent collection.
He was predeceased by his wife, Jannis Parker Day, in 1993, a sister,
Martha Day Lippert, and a nephew.
He leaves daughter, Janna Parker Day, of Bradenton, Fla., and East
Boothbay, Maine; a granddaughter Tiffany Reeves, of Rockland, Maine; a
brother, Pat "Yann" Day, of Haverhill, NH; and several nieces and a nephews.
A celebration of life in memory of Harry Day and of his wife, Jannis
Day, will be held on Saturday, July 7, in the Boothbay Harbor region of
Maine. For additional information please call Janna Day at (207) 633-5759.
FRYEBURG -- Joseph F. Wist, 88, of Island Road in Fryeburg, died Wednesday,
June 20, 2001, at the Bridgton Hospital.
He was born in Hartford, Conn., the son of Lawrence and Mary Einsteder
Wist, and he was educated in Hartford schools. Joseph lived in Terryville,
Conn., and worked 48 years for the M.H. Rhodes Company as a model maker.
He was a member of the St. Casimer's Church and Connecticut State Lodge
- Sons of Herman. He moved to Fryeburg in 1986.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Genevieve Lavenski Wist, of
Fryeburg; one son, Joseph F. Wist Jr., of Denmark, Maine; three daughters,
Mrs. Willis Theresa Shaw, of Fryeburg, Genevieve Wist of Agawam, Mass.,
and Joann Horton, of Lebanon, Pa.; one brother, Henry Wist, of Rocky Hill,
Conn.; one sister, Mary Schmitt, of Newington, Conn.; five grandchildren;
and seven great grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wood Funeral
Home, 12 Warren Street, Fryeburg. A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday
at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Route 5, in Fryeburg, with
the Rev. Robert Vaillancourt officiating. Burial will be Monday at 11 a.m.
at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Terryville, Conn.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box
177, Fryeburg, Maine 04037.
HANOVER -- Helen B. Burgess, 93, died June 18, 2001, at Kendal at Hanover.
She was born in 1907 in Lexington, Mass., and was raised there. She
attended local schools and graduated from Bradford College in Haverhill,
Mass. She was an accomplished musician and cellist. She and two friends
worked together as a trio and for a number of years were employed by resort
hotels in northern New England.
While she and her group were playing at the Oceanic Hotel on Star Island
off Portsmouth, she encountered fellow cellist Alex Burgess, newly graduated
from medical school. After a brief time, they were married in the Lexington
Unitarian Church in March of 1938. As his career developed, the couple
was to live in Providence, R.I., Philadelphia, Pa., Pueblo, Colo., and
Geneva, Switzerland. They were based mostly in Providence.
In her early married years, while her husband continued his medical
training in Boston, she was the breadwinner, selling sports clothing and
supplies at Filenes. Later she devoted her time to homemaking and the raising
of her three sons. She and her husband joined the Society of Friends in
the 1940s. Her devotion to the cello continued, and she was active in the
Brown University orchestra and several chamber music groups. Later, after
her husband had left private practice, she was employed by Butler Hospital
in Providence as director of volunteers.
In 1980, her husband retired and the couple sold their Providence property
and spent the next 11 years living in Jackson on Burgess property that
is now owned by a family trust. While there, she served as secretary of
the town planning board.
She is survived by her husband, Alex, of Hanover; her three sons, Alex
M. III, of Newark, N.Y., Edward, of Paris, France, and Seth, of Terlingua,
Texas; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the
American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA
Arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home
EFFINGHAM -- Myles E. Watson Jr., 66, of Green Mountain Road in Effingham,
died June 17, 2001, at home.
He was born in Effingham Sept. 9, 1934, the son of Myles and Hazel
(Wilkinson) Watson. He attended local schools before moving to Porter,
Maine, where he lived with relatives and attended high school. Myles worked
pulping wood and driving trucks before retiring in the early 1980s due
to declining health. He enjoyed working on cars and could change a motor
by himself in less than a day. He built and drove stock cars and would
race weekly at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway and Star Speedway.
He is survived by two daughters, Parmelia Healey, of South Hiram, Maine,
and Debbie Carpenter, of Laconia; five sons, Mark Leveille, of South Hiram,
John Watson, of Ocean Springs, Miss., Richard Watson, of Porter, Maine,
Dwight Watson, of North Windham, Maine, and E. Scott Watson, of South Yarmouth,
Mass.; nine grandchildren, Amanda Watson, Greg, Larissa and Adam Healey,
all of South Hiram, Joseph Hodgton, of Hiram, Brianna, of South Yarmouth,
Mass., Richard M. Watson, of Porter, Maine, Zachery and Josh Carpenter,
of Laconia; four nieces; several grand nieces and nephews; and his live-in
companion, Helen Rines. He was predeceased by his second wife, Darlene
(Smith) Watson in 1980, and two sons, James in 1971 and Gordon in 1958.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, June 19, at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn
Cemetery in Effingham. Lord Funeral Home in Wolfeboro is in charge of arrangements.
Christopher James Wortham, 29, of Elkhart, Texas, died June 16,
2001, at Tyler Hospital in Texas.
Wortham was born Sept. 7, 1971, in Palestine, Texas, to Jimmy Frank
and Beth Ann Shipley Wortham.
He is survived by his father, Jimmy Wortham of Elkhart, Texas; his
mother, Beth Wortham of Houston, Texas; his step-daughter, Breannah Fletcher
of Elkhart, Texas; two brothers, Tim Wortham of Palestine, Texas, and Bo
Wortham of Elkhart, Texas; his grandparents, Al and Betty Shipley of New
Hampshire, and Frank Hall and Loraine Wortham of Elkhart, Texas; and numerous
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial donations can be sent to Sharon Shrine Hospital Fund, 10027
State Hwy 31 East; Tyler TX 75705.
Services will be held Tuesday, June 19, at 10 a.m. at Herrington/Land
of Memory Chapel in Palestine, Texas.
Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Frankston, Texas.
EFFINGHAM -- Raymond E. Peckham, 82, of Effingham, died June 17, 2001,
at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro.
He was born April 22, 1919, the son of the late David and Mary (Luther)
Peckham in Swansea, Mass., and had lived in Rehoboth, Mass., where he has
worked as a self-employed farmer for most of his life. Mr. Peckham also
worked at Old Fox Chemical Company, East Providence, R.I., until his retirement
in 1981 at which time he and his wife moved to Effingham.
Mr. Peckham was a member of the Eastern Star Lodge, Rehoboth, Mass.,
served as past captain of the South Rehoboth Fire Department for many years
and was a member of the Wakefield (N.H.) Community Church. He was predeceased
by his wife, Pauline (Brown) Peckham on May 10, 2001.
He is survived by his 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 two sisters, Beatrice McCann of Rehoboth,
Mass., and Gertrude Griswold of Riverside, R.I.
Friends may visit with the family Tuesday, June 19, from 7 to 9 p.m.
at the Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro. Funeral services will be
Wednesday, June 20, at 1 p.m. at the Effingham Falls Baptist Church, Effingham
Falls. Interment will be held in the Thomas Cemetery, Swansea, Mass., on
July 14, 2001, the date of their anniversary.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Faith Renewal Fellowship
Church, PO Box 97, East Wakefield NH 03830.
Elizabeth Peterson Herzog died peacefully, on May 24, in Ithaca, N.Y.,
at the age of 93, surrounded by her children.
At the turn of the century, her Father, Sydney Peterson, built a small
camp on Kezar Lake where she was a summer resident from infancy. She became
a consummate canoer and patiently taught the art to her children and grandchildren.
She deeply loved the place and was very proud to be a member of numerous
local organizations. She delighted in the area's wildlife, its peace and
quiet and especially enjoyed listening to the evening loons from her porch.
She loved to entertain and her family, friends and neighbors, filled the
place all summer long. She loved life and always lived it to the fullest.
She traveled the world extensively and liked nothing better than the challenge
of a new adventure.
She was loved and adored by her two children, six grandchildren and
was the very proud great-grandmother of four. She will be intensely missed
by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kezar Lake Association.
Mr. Robert E. Bartlett, 63, died June 13, 2001, at his home in Adel,
Ga., after a short illness.
He was born June 8, 1938, in Wolfeboro, the son of Edson Orlando Bartlett
and Nathalie Lord Bartlett. He was a veteran of the Air Force, and was
a truck driver by trade.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Murray Bartlett, of Adel,
Ga.; two sons, Mitch and Laurie Palmquist, of Orange Park, Fla., and Michael
Brannen, of Morgan, Ga.; eight daughters, Vera and Dennis Baldree, of Adel,
Ga., Cindy and William Tomlinson, of Valdosta, Ga., Virginia Ledford, of
Nashville, Ga., Linda Green, of Nashville, Ga., Deborah and Dean Sharpe,
of Hahira, Ga., Cindy and Leroy Daniels, of Moodus, Conn., Wendy and George
Warner, of Lyme, Conn., and Lynn and Jody Walsh, of Mystic, Conn.; his
mother, Mrs. Nathalie Lord Bartlett, of Adel, Ga.; 16 grandchildren; and
three great grandchildren.
Funeral services are today (Friday) at Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home in
Adel, Ga. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
BARTLETT -- Marion J. McNamara, of Bartlett, formerly of Milton, Mass.,
and Hingham, Mass., died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at her home. She was 92
Born in Boston, she was raised in Dorchester. Mrs. McNamara was a former
employee for Raytheon Corp., at the manufacturing facility in Quincy, Mass.,
for over 20 years.
She and her late husband, Francis L. McNamara (who died in February
2000), enjoyed visiting and traveling in the Jackson/Bartlett/North Conway
Mrs. McNamara was completely devoted to her family ó husband,
children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was the loving mother of Marion Gotta of Hernando, Fla., Evelyn
Toch of Bartlett, and the late Francis McNamara, formerly of Weymouth,
Mass.; sister of the late Evelyn Mullin and Francis Costello; grandmother
of 10 and great-grandmother of 10.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Agatha Church, Milton, Mass.,
on Friday, June 15, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home,
460 Granite Avenue, Milton, Mass., on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Interment
will be at Milton Cemetery.
Donations in Marion's memory may be made to the American Heart Association,
20 Speen Street, Framingham MA 01701.
WOLFEBORO -- Evelyn Chell Milloy, 68, of Wolfeboro, died June 11, 2001,
at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro.
She was born Aug. 31, 1933, in Lawrence, Mass., where she graduated
from Lawrence High School. In 1979 she and her late husband, William John
Milloy, moved to their home in Wolfeboro.
Mrs. Milloy is survived by her son, Michael P. Milloy of San Diego,
Calif., and her daughter, Susan B. Richardson of Boscowen, and also her
grandson Kevin Patrick Milloy of Davenport, Iowa.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be Friday at
11 a.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church, South Main Street, Wolfeboro.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Hospice of Southern Carroll
County, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro NH 03894.
Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro is in charge of arrangements.
BROOKFIELD -- Ralph E. Hooper, 83, of Brookfield, died June 12, 2001,
at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
He was born April 15, 1918, in Wolfeboro, the son of the late Jessie
and Annie May (Clow) Hooper. Mr. Hooper had lived in Brookfield for most
of his life and was a self-employed mason for many years.
He was a U.S. World War II Army veteran, and a member of the American
Legion Harriman Hale Post 18 of Wolfeboro. Ralph was also an avid baseball
fan. He was predeceased by his wife Arlene "Dolly" Hooper in 1998.
He is survived by his three sons, Thomas Hooper of Wolfeboro, William
Hooper of Wolfeboro, and Charles Hooper of Brookfield; seven grandchildren
and a great granddaughter; and two sisters, Barbara Batten of Portsmouth
and Doris Hooper of Wolfeboro.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held Friday
at 2 p.m. in the Wolfeboro Center Cemetery, Wolfeboro.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice of Southern Carroll
County, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro NH 03894.
Lord Funeral Home, Route 28 in Wolfeboro, is in charge of arrangements.
DENMARK, Maine -- Clyde P. Hilton, age 63, of Denmark, Maine, died
in Lakeland, Fla., on Friday, June 8, 2001.
Mr. Hilton was born in Bridgton, Maine, June 12, 1937, son of Edgar
and Helene (Sargent) Hilton. Mr. Hilton attended the Bridgton area
schools. He retired as a caretaker at Camp Kingswood in Bridgton.
On April 10, 1956, he married Kay Richardson. She predeceased him in
November, 1995. He enjoyed fishing, going to the races with his sons
and spending time with his grandchildren. Over the past few years,
Mr. Hilton fulfilled a long-time dream of his and his belated wife to spend
the winter months in Lakeland, Fla.
Mr. Hilton is survived by his father, Edgar Hilton of Brownfield, Maine;
four sons, Wayne of Hiram, Maine, Robert of Hollis, Maine, Leroy of Hiram,
Maine, and Richard of Hiram, Maine; two daughters, Cathy Taylor of Lakeland,
Fla., and Betty LeGoff of Denmark, Maine; five sisters, Beverly Durnacowski
of Naples, Maine, Shirley Bean of Conway, Doris Tingley of Fort Lauderdale,
Fla., Donna Schofeld of Landaff, and Vivian Head of Conway; seven grandchildren,
four step-grandchildren and three great grandchildren; also several nieces
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Forest Hill
Annex Cemetery in Bridgton. Arrangements are by the Raymond-Wentworth
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to The American Cancer
Society, 52 Federal St., Brunswick, ME 04011-2194.
FREEDOM -- Elizabeth (Brown) Fowler, 88, of Freedom Village, died Sunday,
June 10, 2001, at the Sunbridge of North Conway.
She was born July 31, 1912, in Manchester and lived in Billerica, Mass.,
for most of her life while spending summers in Freedom before her retiring
to Freedom in 1974. Mrs. Fowler was a graduate of the Beth Israel Hospital
School of Nursing, Boston, Mass. She worked several years in nursing including
14 years at Mitre Corporation in Bedford, Mass., as an occupational health
nurse. Mrs. Fowler was a member of the First Christian Church of Freedom,
and a member of the Billerica Chapter Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Robert H. Fowler, of Freedom;
two daughters, Mrs. Nancy H. Jackson and her husband Russell, of South
Portland, Maine, and Mrs. Elizabeth Hentz, of Freedom; and two grandchildren,
Karen Merriam and her husband Brent, Colchester, Vt., and Richard Hentz
and his wife Alexandra of Providence, R.I.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be Saturday,
June 16, at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Freedom. Interment will
be in the Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica, Mass., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the George T. Davidson
Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o the First Christian Church, Freedom NH 03836,
or the First Congregational Church of Billerica, 18 Andover Road, Billerica
Lord Funeral Home, Moultonville Road in Center Ossipee, is in charge
OSSIPEE -- Ann Jane Sawyer, 73, of Ossipee, passed away Saturday, June
9, 2001, at the Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover.
She was born May 3, 1928, in Wolfeboro, the daughter of the late Thomas
and Margaret McHugh of Wolfeboro. She was a graduate of Brewster Academy,
Wolfeboro Class of 1946.
Janie had lived in Ossipee for most her life where she and her husband
owned and operated the Ossipee Insurance Agency for many years. She attended
several insurance courses and worked as branch manager of the Sanbornville
Janie loved her children and grandchildren dearly and her home was
open to them and their friends over the years. Mrs. Sawyer also strove
to support her community. She served as a ballot clerk in Ossipee, drove
for Meals on Wheels, routinely donated blood and taught CCD classes at
St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Center Ossipee, when her children were
young. She was a past member of the Indian Mound Golf Club, Center Ossipee
where she was awarded the Most Improved Golfer Award. In addition, she
tended her prolific flower garden and enjoyed feeding and watching her
She is survived by her husband Hayes W. Sawyer Jr., Ossipee, and her
loving children Hayes "Tom" W. Sawyer III, Ossipee; Elizabeth Earle, Freedom;
Jonathan Sawyer, Ogunquit, Maine; Mary Simpson, Wolfeboro; Susan Whitney,
Goffstown; Matthew Sawyer, Ossipee; and Michael Sawyer, Tuftonboro; 11
grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her
brothers T. Leo McHugh, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lester P. McHugh,
Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland; and her sister Margaret Wentworth, Wakefield.
Janie was predeceased by her infant son Theodore Paul Sawyer, a granddaughter
Hannah Sawyer, her sister Ginny Castelda and her brothers Lossie McHugh
and John McHugh.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lord Funeral
Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilias Catholic Church, Wolfeboro. Burial
will be in the Ossipee Cemetery, Ossipee.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Ossipee Concerned Citizens,
Center Ossipee NH 03814.
RAYMOND -- Neal Albert Wiggin, 70, of Raymond, died May 31, 2001, at
He was born in Conway, the son of Mark and Amber (Harriman) Wiggin,
the youngest of 15 children.
He graduated from Kennett High School, Conway, the class of 1947, finishing
the four years in three. He received a Bachelor of Education from Plymouth
Teachers College (1952) and a Masters degree from UNH. He taught school
in North Woodstock; Spaulding High School in Barre, Vt.; Exeter High School,
Exeter; Winnacunnet High School, Hampton; Greenwich High School, in Conn.;
and Timberlane High School, Plaistow. He was the first principal of Conval
High School in Peterborough and later principal of Hopkinton High School
On school vacations he worked for the Vermont State Highway Department
during the planning of Route 81. Later he was a member of the Hampton Police
He wrote two study guides for Dell Publishing Company and articles
for the "Mathematics Teacher" and the "English Journal." He also reviewed
study modules for Robert Norton of Ohio State University.
While teaching at Winnacunnet High School, he was awarded a John Hay
Fellowship to Harvard University. While there he met Robert Frost, N.H.
Among his pupils during his teaching career were former Governor Steve
Merrill, Douglas Scammon, former Speaker of the N.H. House of Representatives,
James Thomspon, President of the Rand Corporation Think Tank in California,
an Lt. Arthur Wiggin of the Major Crime Unit, Dept. Of Safety, Division
of N.H. State Police.
After 25 years in education, he became training manager for Seabrook
Station in Seabrook. He traveled to several nuclear plants to teach classes
and was featured speaker at several Mantag Instruction Workshops sponsored
by Mid-Atlantic Nuclear Training Group. He retired from Seabrook (now Northeast
Utilities) after 17 years.
He was a ham radio operator for 45 years and enjoyed golf, fishing
and playing the guitar. He is listed in the 1986-87 edition of Who's Who
in the East and in the 1993-94 edition of Who's Who in the World.
Family members include his wife of 50 years, Helene (Harriman) Wiggin;
a son, Dayle; two grandsons, Kylein and Raylin; three sisters, Ruth Hackett
of Conway, Marion David of Dover, and Frances Morrill of Nottingham; three
brothers, Arthur of Bradenton, Fla., Ralph of Conway, and Perley of San
Antonio, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son,
Dwayne, in 1995 and eight brothers.
Services were held June 4 at the Lee Hill cemetery in Lee, N.H. Memorials
may be made to the Rockingham VNA Hospice, 137 Epping Road, Exeter NH 03833,
or the charity of one's choice.
Brewitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Earle A. Cooper, 75, of Rangeley Plantation, Maine, died Friday, April
20, 2001, at Henry Medical Center, Hampton, Ga.
Born at home in Buckfield, Maine, Nov. 12, 1925, the son of Ralph A.
and Gladys MacKay Cooper, both of who predeceased him, he was a lifelong
resident of Maine, with the exception of three years in Louisiana.
He attended Buckfield schools and Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.
He graduated from Buckfield High School in 1944. He was active in 4-H and
A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army and was wounded
He attended Farmington Teachers College and University of Maine, Orono,
where he received his B.S. in 1953. Additional graduate work was done in
chemistry at Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. and in Mathematics at
University of New Hampshire, Durham. He received his M. Ed. Degree from
University of Maine, Orono, in 1970.
He began his career in 1953 at Morse High School, Brooks, Maine where
he taught Math and Science and was Athletic Director. From 1954 to 1959,
he was a teaching principal at Bristol Consolidated School, Bristol. He
was assistant superintendent and high school principal, South Berwick High
School, South Berwick, from 1959 to 1964. From 1964 to 1972, he was Superintendent
of Schools, SAD 70, Hodgdon. From 1972 to 1979, he was Superintendent of
Schools, SAD 72, Fryeburg. In several of these positions, he coached baseball,
basketball, and cross-country running. He was an Administrative Officer,
Louisiana State Department of Education, Bureau of Student Services, from
1980 to 1982. Returning to Maine he was Superintendent of Schools, School
Union 37, Rangeley from 1982 to 1985.
He worked at S.C. Noyes & Co., Rangeley, Maine, selling real estate
in the Rangeley region, from 1986 to 1996, where he delighted in introducing
Maine woods and waters to people "from away."
Always active in town and community affairs, he moderated town meetings,
served as an Assessor in Rangeley Plantation from 1986 to 2001, was a Licensed
Plumbing Inspector, serving as LP1 in Rangeley and Sandy River Plantations
for many years, and was a fire warden. He served for 13 years as representative
for Maine School Superintendents Association to the Maine Legislature and
was Federal Relations Representative, Maine, for the American Association
of School Administrators. He was a trustee in organizing and operation
of the Roger Randall School, Houlton, Maine; trustee for Western Maine
Counseling Service, Bridgton; trustee for Center of Hope, Conway; chairman
for Community District Council, Fryeburg; trustee for Mulford Trust Fund
for children in need; organized committee and formed Bristol Area Teenage
Association, Bristol; and was chairperson of the state basketball tournament
for three years. He researched and prepared for publication opinions of
the Attorney General for Maine School Boards and served on Select Committee
for Governor Longley in rewriting Maine school laws.
He was a charter member of the John D. Long American Legion Post 58,
Buckfield, Maine, and a member of Maine School Management Association,
American Association of School Administrators, New England School Administrators,
Maine School Superintendents Association, Louisiana Association of School
Executives, Rotary International, Salvation Army, Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association, Kappa Delta Pi and Gamma Omega. He held a commercial pilot's
license for fixed-wing aircraft and flew his own plane for many years.
As a volunteer auctioneer, he conducted many creative, hilarious auctions
for charitable and civic organizations. He is remembered for his knowledge
of geology, rocks and minerals and assisted a Smithsonian field team in
its mapping of Maine pegmatite belts.
He was known as an excellent public speaker, an incisive thinker, and
for his command of Maine laws, rules and regulations regarding schools,
land use, real estate and municipal and school financing. A true Mainer,
he turned his mind and hands to any task and was known for his knack of
turning anything into an adventure and for his calm, confident ability
to solve problems and "get the job done." He received many awards and recognitions.
The door of his home was always open and he was a resource to all.
He best loved spending time with his family. Favorite activities were
fishing, lobstering, clamming, gardening, hunting and target shooting,
baseball, canoeing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, traveling,
reading, and exploring the Maine woods. He was physically active all his
life and never stopped learning. He touched many lives throughout the state
and is well remembered.
A brother, Winston Cooper, of Hemet, Calif., and a sister, Mary Kimball,
Buckfield, Maine, also predeceased him.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Anne Neill Cooper, Rangeley
Plantation; his first wife, Cora Cooper, New Harbor; five children, Deborah
Yates, Penny Perkins, who joined him in death Sunday, June 10, Earle A.
Cooper Jr., and Candace Hutchins, all of New Harbor, and Duane Cooper,
Brandenburg, Ky.; three step-children, Elizabeth Thornhill, Alvin, Texas,
John Neill of Hampton, Ga., and Blaine Neill, Dora, Ala.; six grandchildren,
Nicholaus Cooper, Jessica Yates, Ardele Munsay, Andrew Cooper, Eden Hutchins
and MacKenzie Hutchins, all of New Harbor; eight step-grandchildren, Andrew
Thornhill, Evan Thornhill and Owen Thornhill of Alvin, Texas, Ashley Neill
and Jonathan Neill, Hampton, Ga., and Sarah Neill, Catherine Neill and
Blaine Neill Jr., of Dora, Ala.; two brothers, Donald "Rusty" Cooper and
Fred Cooper, Buckfield; a sister, Alice Chamberlain, Buckfield; and numerous
cousins, nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be conducted by the John D. Long Post 58, American
Legion at 2 p.m., Friday, June 15, Damon Cemetery, Old Buckfield Road,
For those wishing to make donations or volunteer time to celebrate
his life, the family suggests veteran's organizations, hospitals, and nursing
homes, scholarship funds or charities of their choice within their communities.
Jean (Roff) Smith, 78, formerly of Tamworth, died June 9, 2001, in
Johnson City, Tenn.
She was born Sept. 3, 1922, in Newark, N.J., and spent summers in Tamworth
with her parents the late Edmund and Helen Roff. In 1972 Jean became a
permanent resident of Tamworth where she lived until 1998 when she moved
to be with her son in Johnson City, Tenn. She was a past member of the
She was the widow of the late James O. Smith.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her two sons, Luke F. Smith of Johnson City,
Tenn., and Roff Smith of England; four grandchildren; and a sister, Lois
Waller, of North Little Rock, Ark.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Margaret's Church,
Main Street, Conway, on Wednesday, June 13, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in
the Fowlers Mill Cemetery in Tamworth.
Lord Funeral Home, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee is in charge of
BROWNFIELD -- Michael F. Pianka, 55, of Main Street, Brownfield died
Saturday, June 9. 2001, unexpectedly at his home.
He was born in Chelsea Mass., the son of Walter and Anna Brozoska Pianka,
and graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in Boston. He attended
Boston College for two years and received an associate degree from Montgomery
College and a BA degree in English Literature from Mary Washington College
in Fredericksburg Va. He lived in Washington D.C., for many years where
he dove a taxi.
Since moving to Maine he was a school bus driver for MSAD 72. He enjoyed
reading and poetry and has had several poems published. He was a member
of the Brownfield Historical Society.
Michael is survived by his wife, Sonya Ellison Pianka, of Brownfield;
two step-sons, Ali J. Amirshahi of Richmond, Va., and Robert Amirshahi,
of Atlanta, Ga.; three sisters, Janice Wozniak and Doris Clampitt, both
of Maryland, and Mary Calo, of Massachusetts.
A celebration of his life will be held at Brownfield Church on Saturday,
June 16, at 9 a.m. Friends and family are all invited for coffee at the
family home after the services.
Donations in memory of Michael may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O.
Box 177, Fryeburg, ME. 04037. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of
MADISON -- Helen P. Renner, 86, of Silver Lake, died June 7, 2001,
at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway following a sudden illness.
She was born Helen A. Knowles in Boston, Mass., the daughter of Earle
and Mabelle (Ambrose) Knowles. She graduated from Girls Latin School in
Boston and the Chamberlain School in Boston. She moved to Storrs, Conn.,
in 1967, and retired to Silver Lake in 1982, where she had summered all
of her life.
She was the widow of Frank N. Ferrone, who died in 1966, and Andrew
W. Pyper, who died in 1988.
Mrs. Renner worked for Holtzer-Cabot as an assembler during World War
II, and she was in the interior-decorating field for several years in Boston.
She was a member of the Mount Washington Valley Women's Club; the founding
member of the Madison Garden Club; a member of the Madison Historical Society;
a member of the Philathea Women of the Madison Church; a member of the
Madison Baptist Church; a volunteer at the Madison School for several years;
and a volunteer at the Madison Library for 20 years.
The family includes her husband, Philip E. Renner, of Silver Lake;
two stepchildren, Phyllis A. Gaschott, of Silver Lake, and Kenneth F. Renner,
of Norristown, Pa.; several step-grandchildren and step great-great grandchildren;
her brother, Earl Knowles, of Silver Lake, and his wife, Isabelle; nieces
Becky Knowles Coogan, of Silver Lake, Deborah Knowles, of Tolland, Conn.,
Nicki K. Larson, of Topsfield, Mass., Janet T. Siebman, Ashville, N.C.,
and Judy Tompreth, of Elyria, Ohio; several grand nieces and a grand nephew.
A memorial service will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Madison Church,
with the Rev. Sean Dunker-Bendigo, pastor, officiating. Burial will be
in the Gilman Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may
be sent to the Madison Rescue Squad, Madison, NH 03849.
The Furber and White Funeral Home of North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
Aura Drew Reno, 77 of Virginia Beach, VA and formerly of Bartlett NH
and Bradenton, FL died on June 1, 2001 after a short illness.
Retired and recently moved to Virginia Beach, VA, Aura is predeceased
by her husband Ed Reno and son Henry Lemire.
Survived by daughters Theresa Smith, Jean Tompkins, Joan Bell and son
John Drew plus several grandchildren and a great grandaughter.
William L. McCarthy, 81, of Freedom, passed away June 5, 2001 at the
Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine. He was born September 9, 1919 in
Chelsea, Mass., the son of the late William and Gertrude (Carroll) McCarthy
and attended schools in Winthrop, Mass.
Billy joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1935 and served in World War II
and the Korean Conflict, retiring in 1970. He was known as the youngest
Bos'n on the East Coat. During his time in the Merchant Marines he sailed
and traveled around the world several times and was able to speak in four
After his retirement he and his wife Barbara made their home in Freedom.
Billy also worked as a Park Ranger at the Echo Lake State Park in North
Conway for many years.
He is survived by his wife Barbara (Gould) McCarthy, Freedom; a daughter
Steva Parkman and her husband John, of Camden, Maine; a son David Smalley
and his wife Audrey, Essex Junction, Vt.; their grandchildren, Geoffrey
Wingard, Maine, Brett Wingard, Mass., Robert Smalley, N.J., Sean Smalley,
N.H., Jason Smalley, N.H., and Kera Hurlburt, Vt.; six great grandchildren,
as well as a sister in law Jodie Diamond, Ossipee; cousins Dan and Lena
McCarthy, Conway; and his dear friends Kay Winn and Gert and Joe Barry.
Also nieces and nephews in Massachusetts.
There will be no calling hours, a private family service will be held
at a later date.
The family request that contributions in his memory be made to the
Loki Clan Wolf Refuge, PO Box 1186, Conway NH 03818.
Lord Funeral Home, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, is in charge
Ralph H. Seabury, 80, of Center Ossipee, died on May 30, 2001, at Huggins
Hospital in Wolfeboro after a bout with cancer.
Mr. Seabury was born on May 30, 1921, in Arlington, Mass., the son
of the late Ralph and Leona (Bowler) Seabury. He had worked for Anheuser-Busch
in Merrimack for 15 years before retiring. Prior to that he had worked
as a veterinary technician in Manchester for Durant Animal Hospital and
Lockridge Animal Hospital from 1948 until 1975, and then for an animal
hospital in Nashua until 1980. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in
World War II. He retired in 1995 and moved to Center Ossipee. His hobbies
included wood working and raising horses.
Family members include his wife of 30 years, Linda (Gayer) Seabury;
one son, Ralph Seabury III of Weare; three daughters, Gale Pitarys of Skaneateles,
N.Y., Janet Krenke of Londonderry, and Linda Seabury of Manchester; five
grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Donald Seabury of
Florida; one sister, Shirley Wells of Rowley, Mass.; numerous nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles and cousins.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.
Robert C. "Joe" Fallon, 80, a postal inspector, died Monday, June 4,
2001, at his home in Franklin.
Joe was born and educated in Malden, Mass., and after completing high
school he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. When he was discharged,
he returned to Malden and went to work for the Malden Post Office. He retired
as a postal inspector in 1984 after 25 years with the Malden Post Office.
He attended St. Joseph's Church in Malden and was a member of the Irish
American Club of Malden. He was a passionate golfer and was very active
in local political campaigns. Mr. Fallon lived in Malden, Mass., all of
his life until moving into an assisted living facility in Franklin two
and a half years ago.
He is survived by his son James R. "Rob" and his wife Karyn Fallon
of New Hampshire; his sisters, Catta King of Hamilton and Patricia Downing
of Malden; his grandson, Joshua Fallon and his granddaughter Jordan A.
M. Fallon of New Hampshire. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha A. (Henslick) Fallon.
He was born April 23, 1921 in Boston, Mass., the son of the late Thomas
and Mary (Parker) Fallon.
Visitation will be held at Weir MacCuish Funeral Home, 144 Salem Street,
Malden, Mass., on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 8, at 10 a.m.
at St. Joseph's Church, 770 Salem Street, Malden, Mass., with the Rev.
Richard T. Bakker of St. Joseph's Church officiating. Burial will be in
the St. Paul's Cemetery in Arlington, Mass.
Mrs. Marguerite M. (Hayward) Fahey, 84, died on Monday morning, June
4, 2001, at her home in Amesbury, Mass., after a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late William S. Fahey.
Born in Winthrop, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Theresa
(Galvin) Hayward. She had been a longtime resident of Saugus, Mass., prior
to moving to Amesbury four years ago, and she was a homemaker. Mrs. Fahey
summered for many years on Lake Ossipee.
She leaves six daughters, Mary Jo Basurto of Alexandria, Va., Kathleen
Walker of Leawood, Kan., Patricia Hochmuth of Groveland, Mass., Maureen
Burke of Platte City, Mo., Elizabeth Fahey of Merrimac, and Eileen Taylor
of Merrimac; six sons, William Fahey Jr. of Brownfield, Maine, Joseph Fahey
of Amesbury, John Fahey of Saugus, Mass., Peter Fahey of Salisbury, Mass.,
Richard Fahey of Amesbury, Mass., and Thomas Fahey of Amesbury, Mass.;
one sister, Marilyn Hayward of Lynn, Mass.; two brothers, Benjamin Hayward
of Peabody, Mass., and Frank Nerden of Danvers, Mass. She is also survived
by 41 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was also the sister of the late James and Joseph Hayward.
Funeral from the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Avenue,
Saugus, Mass., will be on Friday at 9 a.m., followed by a funeral mass
in St. Margaret's Church, 431 Lincoln Avenue, Saugus at 10 a.m. Interment
will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Pregnancy Care Center of
Merrimac Valley and Southern New Hampshire, 67 Friend St., Amesbury, Mass.