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10/4

Asia Russell, 8, of Bartlett, died Sept. 29, 2001, in Wakefield following an automobile accident.
A native of the Philippines, she came to the United States in August and had been a student in the second grade at Josiah Bartlett Elementary School for the past two weeks.
She was the sister of Mercedes Russell and the niece of Sonia White, who also died in the accident.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway, with the Rev. G. Alan Baxter, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Bartlett Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church. Donations may be sent to the White family, P.O. Box 57, Bartlett, NH 03812.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

10/4

Ian J. White, 16, of Bartlett, died Sept. 29, 2001, in Wakefield, following an automobile accident.
Born in Lowell, Mass., he lived in Lawrence, Mass., for three years before moving to the Mount Washington Valley in 1990.
He was a sophomore at Kennett High School in Conway and had worked at Dunkin Donuts in Glen.
The family includes his father, Jeffrey D. White of Bartlett, and his mother, Cheryl L. James of North Conway; two brothers, Cory D. White and Bradley R. White, both of Bartlett; a step-brother, David James and a step-sister, Meredith James, both of Center Conway; his maternal grandparents, Nelson Dutton and Judith Mullen, both of North Chelmsford, Mass.; his paternal grandparents, Robert and Patricia White, of Chelmsford, Mass., and Lorraine Bradley of Salisbury, Mass.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway, with the Rev. G. Alan Baxter, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Bartlett Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
Donations may be sent to the White Family, P.O. Box 57, Bartlett, NH 03812.

10/4

Sonia M. White, 38, of Bartlett, died Sept. 29, 2001, following an automobile accident in Wakefield. She was born in the Philippines and came to the United States five years ago.
Mrs. White had been working for the past two years as a hostess and waitress at the Peking in North Conway, until the time of her death.
Her family includes her husband, Jeffrey D. White; two stepsons, Cory D. and Bradley R. White; six siblings of the Philippines; her father, Santiago Manera; and her stepmother, Eda Manera, both of whom are from the Philippines.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway, with the Rev. G. Alan Baxter, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Bartlett Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church.
Donations may be made to The White Family, P.O. Box 57, Bartlett, NH 03812.

10/4

Mercedes Russell, 11, of Bartlett, died Sept. 29, 2001, in Wakefield following an automobile accident.
A native of the Philippines, she came to the Untied States in August and had been a student in the fifth grade at Josiah Bartlett Elementary School for the past two weeks.
She was the sister of Asia Russell and the niece of Sonia White, who also died in the accident.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway with the Rev. G. Alan Baxter, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Bartlett Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church. Donations may be sent to The White Family, P.O. Box 57, Bartlett, NH 03812.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

10/4

OSSIPEE - Rose (Costanza) Graziano-Martins, 89, of Ossipee, formerly of Somerville, Mass., died Oct. 2, 2001, at Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee.
She was born April 20, 1911, in Boston. She was the wife of the late John Martins; mother of Armando Graziano, of Somerville, Mass., Anna Doerrer and her husband, Stanley, of New Hampshire, and William Graziano and his fiancee Debra, of Dracut, Mass.; grandmother of Julie Haggerty and her husband, Kenneth, Joseph Fitzpatrick and his wife, Lynn, Michael Fitzpatrick, John Fitzpatrick and his wife, Michelle, Andrea Doerrer and Kara Graziano; great grandmother of Vikki and Michael Haggerty, Jordan and Kayla Fitzpatrick and Craig Medeiros.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cota-Struzziero-McKenna Funeral Home in Somerville, Mass. Funeral will be Saturday at 9 a.m. from the funeral home, with a 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph's Church, 264 Washington Street (Union Square) in Somerville.
Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Boston.
Donations in Rose's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

10/4

LYNN, Mass. - William Fabrizio, 86, of Lynn, Mass., died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, after a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Mary B. (McCarron) Fabrizio.
Born and raised in Lynn, he was the son of the late Ferdinando and Marguerita DiFabrizio. He was a lifelong resident of Lynn, graduating from Lynn English High, class of 1934, where he was captain of the football team, and Wentworth Institute in Boston. He was offered a football scholarship at Boston College, which he declined.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II, where he was awarded the World War II Victory Medal.
He worked for 39 years at General Electric as a stationary engineer, and retired in 1976 as manager of the power plant.
He was a 60-year member of the Gannon Golf Club, a member of the Victoria Rocci Post in Beverly, Mass., the Elfum Society, an usher and communicant of Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Lynnfield, Mass., and a member of the Massachusetts Electric Bowling League. An avid golfer, he had seven holes and one, and shot his age or better over 40 times. He also enjoyed dancing, tennis, painting, sculpting and reading.
Mr. Fabrizio leaves two sons, William and his wife Ruth Ann of Bartlett, and Thomas and his wife Connie of Lynn; a sister, Evelyn, of Malden, Mass.; a companion, Camille Patti of Peabody, Mass.; and four grandchildren, William and Susan of Bartlett, and Scott and Cindi of Lynn.
He was the brother of the later Harry, Frederick and Hugo Fabrizio.
The funeral was held from the Solimine, Landergan and Rhodes Funeral Home in Lynn on Friday, Sept. 28, followed by a funeral mass in St. Pius V Church in Lynn. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn. Memorial donations may be made to the Francis Oulmet Fund, 190 Park Road, Weston MA 02493.

10/4

Bertha M. (Bourinot) Pizzano, of Chelsea, Mass., died Oct. 1, 2001, after a long illness.
She was predeceased by her husband, Salvatore F. Pizzano.
Ms. Pizzano is survived by her son, Richard C. and his wife Grace of Rye and Hart's Location; granddaughter Heidi Cady and her husband Michael of North Reading, Mass. and Rye; great-grandsons Daniel, age 8, and Jeffrey, age 10; and her sister-in-law Yvette (Dion) Pizzano of Revere, Mass. She was also sister of the late Ernestine McCafferty of Watertown, Mass., and the late Rita Hede of Kingston. She will be sorely missed and lovingly remembered, and relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend the funeral from the Anthony Memorial Funeral Home, 157 Washington Ave., in Chelsea on Friday, Oct. 5, at 10 a.m. The funeral will be followed by a funeral mass in St. Rose Church, 600 Broadway, Chelsea at 11 a.m. Services will conclude with interment in Mt. Benedict Cemetery in West Roxbury.
Visiting hours will be held at the Anthony Memorial on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Parking is in the rear of the funeral home.
Because of Bertha's lifelong compassion for and love of animals, in lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the Merrimack Feline Rescue Society, 91 Bridge Road (Route 1), Salisbury, MA or the New England Home for Little Wanderers.

10/1

GLEN - Granville W. "Curt" Curtis, 73, of Jericho Road, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Salisbury, Conn., on Jan. 23, 1928, the son of the late Granville W. and Zille (Eldridge) Curtis.
Mr. Curtis was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict, serving as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps in the South Pacific and Asia from 1945-49. He joined the reserves for 10 years but was recalled for active duty in October of 1950 through July of 1952 during the Korean Conflict in Antrac Crewman. He also served as a drill instructor for the second Lt. P.L.C., Marine Corps School in Quantico, Va.
He joined the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 921, in Portsmouth until it merged into Local 1996, and he worked for 22 years as a carpenter millwright, cabinet making, retiring in 1985 due to a disability.
He later worked as a field supervisor for the Rockingham County Community Action Program helping out in their winterization program, and he was the first New Hampshire state-certified energy auditor. In his earlier years, he was employed as a guard at the Portsmouth Naval Prison.
He was a longtime resident of Hampton Falls, moving to Glen in 1990.
Mr. Curtis was a member of the National Rifle Association, VFW Post 8810 and American Legion Post 0043 and served on the board of directors for the Self-Help Housing Program. He also enjoyed repairing and refinishing antique furniture.
He was the husband of Ethel L. (Magrath) Curtis for 42 years.
In addition to his wife, family members include three sons, Bryan L. Curtis and his wife, Ruth, of Glen, Bruce Curtis and his wife, Donna, of Newmarket, and Granville W. Curtis Jr., and his wife, Tracy, of Dover; one daughter, Irene Curtis of Dover; one stepdaughter, Donna J. Parsons, of Simi Valley, Calif.; seven grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three brothers, Wilbur Curtis of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Frank Curtis, of Red Hook, N.Y., and Elliot Curtis, of Millbrook, N.Y.; two sisters, Frances Curtis, of Germantown, N.Y., and Shirley Cardinal, of Copake, N.Y.; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Remick and Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited and may call at the funeral home Wednesday for 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in the High Street Cemetery, Hampton.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, Mass. 01701.

10/1

Rachel M. Osgood, 3-year-old daughter of Timothy and Gretchen Krim Osgood of Wilton Warren Rd. died unexpectedly Saturday, September 29, 2001 at her home. Rachel was born in Bridgton on June 15, 1998. She loved her two brothers Jacob and Joshua, and her Barbie Dolls. She also enjoyed her dance class, and getting into her mother's make-up. Her family includes her parents and two brothers of Fryeburg, parental grandmother Marguerite Osgood of Fryeburg, maternal grandfather William R. Krim of Conway, maternal grandmother Lynn Krim of Fryeburg, maternal great grandfather William A. Krim of Naples, Florida, maternal great grandparents Andy and Mae Reisert of East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Visiting hours will be 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Wood Funeral Home, 12 Warren Street in Fryeburg. A Mass of the Angles will be celebrated 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Route 5 Fryeburg. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 117, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

10/1

Charles H. Watts II of Freedom, New Hampshire and Boston, Massachusetts, died unexpectedly of a heart attack yesterday at his farm in New Hampshire. He was the beloved husband of Patricia McQuillen Watts.
Born in 1926 in Bronxville, New York, Mr. Watts was the only child of Charles H. and Mabel L. Watts. He married Patricia Dorothy McQuillen, also of Bronxville, in 1951. After completing his Ph.D. in American Literature at Brown University in 1953, he became an Assistant Professor of English at Brown and was later named Dean of the College. In 1963, at the age of 37, he was named President of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where he served for twelve years, leading the school through an important period of change and growth. Following his time at Bucknell, Mr. Watts returned to Brown University to help launch a major capital campaign. He then joined Beneficial Financial Corporation (later acquired by Household Finance) in the position of General Director. Mr. Watts, whose father, Charles H. Watts, was one of Beneficial's original founders, was also a member of the Beneficial Board from 1959 until 1998. He received honorary degrees from Franklin College (D. Lit., 1965), Dickenson School of Law (L.L.D., 1968), Alderson Broaddus College (H.H.D., 1969), Brown University (L.L.D., 1975), and Bucknell University (L.H.D., 1979).
Throughout his career, Mr. Watts served on numerous academic, corporate and civic boards. He was a member of the board of the Riverdale School (1959-1974), Bucknell University (1964-1976), the Peddie School (1971-1985), and St. John's College (1976-present). He was also an active board member of the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. In addition to the library, he was deeply committed to Trinity Church, in Boston, and the Society for the Preservation of New Hampshire Forests in Concord, New Hampshire.
Mr. Watts was an avid conservationist throughout his life and worked with both the Audubon and New Hampshire Forest societies to preserve the natural environment in New Hampshire. Mr. Watts and his wife opened High Meadow Farms, in Freedom, New Hampshire, in the mid-fifties with the late Percy Taylor, also of Freedom. The farm, which operated commercially for nearly forty years, sold eggs, apples, wood and hay.
Mr. Watts is survived by his wife, Patricia, and their three children, Katharine L. Watts and her son Cooper; Caroline W. Collins and her husband Peter and their children Dylan and Abigail; Charles H. Watts III and his wife Holly and their children Samuel, Isabel, and Isaac.
Services will be held at Trinity Church, in Boston, on Wednesday, October 3, 2001, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, offerings will be gratefully accepted by Trinity Church (Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116) or by the John Carter Brown Library (Brown University, Providence, RI 02906).
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of local arrangements.

9/28/01

WEST OSSIPEE - Stephen G. Swansburg, of West Ossipee, passed away Sept. 26, 2001, in Center Ossipee at the age of 30.
He was born Nov. 9, 1970, in Boston, Mass., and had lived in Danvers and Winthrop, Mass., before moving to Ossipee six years ago. He was a graduate of Danvers HIgh School, in Danvers, Mass., and was a self-employed contractor in the Ossipee area. He was also a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Center Ossipee.
Stephen is survived by his wife, Sacha (Eldridge) Swansburg, of West Ossipee; a son, Nicholas Swansburg, of West Ossipee; three step children, Mariah Palmer, Ariel Palmer and Gregory Palmer, all of West Ossipee; his parents, George F. and Nancy (Brugman) Swansburg, of Center Ossipee; his paternal grandfather, Donald E. Swansburg, of Winthrop, Mass.; a brother, Christopher R. Swansburg, of Barrington; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 29, at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Interment will be in the Winthrop Cemetery at a later date.
Donations in his memory may be made to your local American Red Chapter or to the charity of your choice.
Lord Funeral Home in Center Ossipee is in charge of arrangements.

9/27/01

BROWNFIELD, Maine - Luann Hutchings, 58, of Burnt Meadow Road in Brownfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001, at the Bridgton Hospital.
She was born in Burlington, Iowa. She grew up and was educated in California, the daughter of Chester and Nettie Johnston Still. Luann lived in Brockton, Mass., for many years and worked for Copeland Toyota in the parts department for 13 years. She lived in Brownfield the past 10 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Norman Leach. She is survived by two sons, Keith Hutchings, of Madison, NH, and Kevin Hutchings, of West Bridgewater, Mass.; three daughters, Kimberly Burnham and Kelly Canon, both of Brownfield, and Julie Thomas, of Madison; one sister, Darlene Conklin, of Arkansas; and 16 grandchildren.
A visiting hour will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Wood Funeral Home, 12 Warren Street, Fryeburg. Funeral services will be private and t the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Brockton, Mass.

9/27/01

KITTERY POINT, Maine -Charles Allan Ludgate Sr., 64, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001, at his home in Kittery Point, where he had resided since 1997.
He was born in Bartlett, the son of Henry and Hulda (Friberg) Ludgate. After graduating from the University of New Hampshire in 1960, he served in the Navy Air Corps as an anti-submarine warfare tactical coordinator, at the rank of lieutenant. Beginning in 1964, he was a salesman for various New England companies, working from 1991 to the present at Clarke Corp., a distributor of quality kitchen appliances and cabinets based in Hopkinton, Mass.
Mr. Ludgate resident in Central Maine from 1964 to 1997, first in Fairfield and then in Belgrade. While there he was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Waterville, serving in several capacities, including chairman of the board of deacons. He was a member of the First Parish Congregational Church of York.
Surviving is his wife of 40 years, Charline (King) Ludgate, of Kittery Point; one daughter, Kristen Ludgate, of St. Paul, Minn.; one son, Charles Allan Ludgate Jr., of New York City; three grandchildren, Chloe and Noah Ludgate Booth and Lucas Liranzo Ludgate; five sisters, Jean Garland of Bartlett, Jeanette Kimbrough, of Columbia, S.C., Louise Merrill, of Hampton Falls, NH, Marie Blackburn, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Audrey Helland, of Aalborg, Demark; and one brother, John Ludgate, of Northboro, Mass.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. in the First Parish Congregational Church of York in York, Maine. Burial will be private in First Parish Cemetery in York. Arrangements are by Lucas and Eaton Funeral Home in York.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Senior High Youth Mission Trip Fund, payable to the First Parish Congregational Church, 180 York Street, York, ME 03909.

9/26/01

FREEDOM - Elizabeth A. Roberts, 63, of Freedom, died Sept. 24, 2001, at her home after a brief illness.
Born in Salem, Mass., the daughter of Alan and Beatrice (Hall) Brown, she lived in Salem all of her life prior to moving to Freedom in 1978.
Mrs. Roberts graduated from Salem (Mass.) High School in 1955.
She worked at the former Cinnamon Tree Restaurant in Conway from 1978-79. For the past 22 years, she worked at Dorothy Timberlake Candies in Eaton Center as a candy processor.
The family includes her husband of nearly 45 years, Donald G. Roberts, of Freedom; two daughters, Teresa A. Greuling and her husband Brad of Sanbornville, and Donna M. Roberts and her partner Steve McNeill of Beverly, Mass.; two sons, Timothy A. Roberts and his wife Jennifer, of Conway, and Richard P. Roberts and his wife Melissa, also of Conway; a brother, Richard Brown, of Florida; two sisters, Dorothy Kehoe, of Valrico, Fla., and Louise Hanscom, of Salem, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, with the Rev. William R. Stockhaus officiating. Visiting hours will be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Yvette Levesque, Volunteer Memorial Chairperson, P.O. Box 214, Glen, NH 03838.

9/26/01

STOW, Maine - Merle F. Watson, 82, of Route 113B in Stow, Maine, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at the Bridgton Hospital.
He was born in North Fryeburg, the son of Harold and Agnes Davis Watson, and was educated in Fryeburg schools.
Merle was a truck driver and drove for Farnsworth Co., many years for C.N. Brown Co., Bennett's Milk Truck and later drove a school bus. Merle's family says he was a jack of all trades and that he could fix or build anything. He enjoyed antique cars and trucks, and especially his woodworking and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruby Bryant Watson, of Stow; one son, Daniel M. Watson, of Brownfield; one brother, Herbert Watson, of Norway, Maine; and two grandchildren, Melissa and Christopher Watson. He was predeceased by a daughter, Judith.
There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg, with the Rev. Richard Male officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Stow, Maine.
Donations in memory of Merle may be made to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, Maine 04037.

9/25

Dorothy Page Thurrell, 73, of Conway, previously from Bedford, Mass., died Sept. 20, 2001, at Concord Hospital.
She was born in West Ossipee on July 19, 1928, daughter of William H. and Agnes P. Pascoe. She graduated from Colby Sawyer (Junior) College in New London, NH, as a medical technologist. She pursued this career from Kentucky to New Hampshire to Massachusetts. She had a happy and positive outlook on life, being involved in many organizations.
The family includes her husband, Roger F. Thurrell; her daughter, Linda Thurrell, of Huntington Beach, Calif.; two grandchildren, Caitlin Gillenwater and Rebecca Gillenwater; one son, Marc Thurrell, of West Ossipee; and a brother, Richard Pascoe. She was predeceased by brother Harry Pascoe and a sister, Jeraldine Courtney.
A graveside service, to be announced, will be held next summer in Freedom. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Order of Eastern Star, Calvin Topliff Chapter, c/o Patricia Philbrick, P.O. Box 1, Conway, NH 03818.

9/20

Joseph A. "Babe" Pennett, 92, of Williamstown, Mass., died Sept. 19, 2001, at his home following a long illness.
Born in Redstone, the son of Theophile and Cora (Rancourt) Pinette, he had been a resident of the Mount Washington Valley for 88 years before moving to Williamstown to be with his daughter.
Babe, as a boy, became a tool carrier at the granite quarry in Redstone when on summer vacation. He then learned to operate a crane, which led to construction work as a power shovel operator. He built many well-known roads and river-bed projects throughout the state of New Hampshire. He later changed careers, becoming a conductor for the Boston and Maine Railroad, which he did for many years. After his retirement, he became an avid skier, skiing every winter until his 88th birthday.
Babe was truly an "old man of the mountains." His outgoing personality made him a favorite of all who knew him. He enjoyed reminiscing and telling stories about the way things used to be in the valley. He never had a bad word to say about anyone, and he had a happy and positive outlook on life. His family and friends were very lucky to have had someone like Babe to love.
The family includes his daughter, Roberta Patten, of Williamstown, Mass.; three grandchildren, Michael Patten, Andrea Patten and Suzanne Piazza; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Wanda C. Pennett, in 1988.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Sept. 24, at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountains Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund or the donor's charity of choice.

9/20

CASCO, Maine - Bertha Perry, 96, formerly of Lovell, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, at the Country Village Assisted Living Center.
She was born and educated in Westwood, N.J., the daughter of Michael and Augusta Gesbrecht. She lived in Lovell for 35 years.
She was predeceased by two husbands, Frederick Raute and Louis Perry, and a son, Robert Raute. She is survived by a daughter, Caroline Kleister, of Middletown, N.Y.; one son, Fred Raute, of Wurtsboro, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home, 12 Warren Street, Fryeburg. A funeral service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Violet Eastman officiating. Burial will be in No. 4 Cemetery in Lovell.

9/18

WOLFEBORO - Karen Morrill-Nason, 44, of Haines Hill Road in Wolfeboro, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.
She was born May 11, 1957, in the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C., the daughter of Arthur and Michelle (Resvard) Morrill. She attended school in Texas and California.
Karen is survived by her husband, Walter D. Nason, of Wolfeboro; a daughter, Danielle Morrill, of Fountain Valley, Calif.; her father, Arthur Morrill, and his wife, Nancy, of Meredith; her mother, Michelle Davies, and her husband, Cy, of Fountain Ville, Calif.; her brothers, Kerry Morrill, of Gilford, Gavin Macdonald, of Sanbornton, and Scott Davies, of Fountain Valley, Calif.; and a sister, Shelly Costantini, of Hudson. She is also survived by her grandparents, Mrs. Nell Davies, of California, and Mildred Hood, of Meredith, and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home on Route 28 in Wolfeboro. Burial will be private.

9/18

BROWNFIELD, Maine -Angela Marie Robblee, 27, died unexpectedly on Sept. 15, 2001, at her home.
She was born Jan. 4, 1973 in Bridgton a daughter of Edward M. Robblee and Nancy A. Quimby Walker.
Ms. Robblee was educated in Brownfield and Brewer schools, received her GED from Penobscot Job Corps of Bangor and graduated from Central Maine Technical College in Auburn in May 2001 with a bachelor's degree in accounting and popular science.
She worked at Good Neighbors of Bridgton since graduating in May.
She enjoyed buying things and taking care of all aspects of her children's needs, working and playing with her computer and going on line on the Internet.
Surviving are her father, Edward M. Robblee, of Holden; mother, Nancy A. Quimby Walker, Brownfield; step-mother, Barbara King, Holden; two daughters, Kari L. Hansen, Brownfield, and Krystina M. Robblee, Brownfield; one son, Jasson K. Spears Jr.; Brownfield; two sisters, Rhonda Robblee, Brownfield, and Barbara Scholefield, Bucksport; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visiting hours will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Neal & York Funeral Home, 12 High Street, Kezar Falls, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Pastor Denis Dunn will officiate. Burial will be in Burnt Meadow Cemetery, Brownfield.

9/18

John Brett Cahill, 56, of Wellesley, Mass., died Sept. 11, 2001, in the crash of United Airlines Flight 175 at the World Trade Center in New York.
Cahill owned a home in Linderhof in Glen for 23 years and enjoyed skiing Wildcat.
Born in Brookline, Mass., he attended St. Mary's grammar school in Brookline and graduated from Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury in 1962. He graduated from Boston College in 1966, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in accounting. He earned an MBA at Suffolk University.
Mr. Cahill joined Xerox in 1967. He began in the sales training department and became a senior executive manager in Boston.
Later in his career, while he was completing international assignments, his family resided in Rio de Janeiro and Henley, England.
He leaves his wife of 19 years, Sharon (O'Carroll), and two sons, Brett and Sean, all of Wellesley; his mother, Hannah (Sullivan), of Brookline; and three sisters, Alice Beaton, of Braintree, Eileen Keenan of Arlington and Patricia Hoban of Needham.
Memorial services were held Monday in Wellesley.

9/17

John E. Baston, 49, of Main Street, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2001 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born Oct. 17, 1951 in Haverhill, Mass. and attended schools in Groveland, Mass., later also attending trade school in Haverhill. John had worked as a machinist for Valley Screw for several years.
He is survived by his wife Cynthia (Gonyer) Baston of Center Ossipee; his children John E. Baston of Haverhill, Jeremy A. Baston of Haverhill, Rhonda Marie Baston of Lawrence, Mass., Krystle Lynn Baston of Center Ossipee, Kenneth W. Grant of Ossipee, Shawn W. Grant of Haverhill, Timothy A. Grant of Haverhill, and Thomas Sargent of Gloucester, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Richard Alan Baston of Sacramento, Calif.; his mother, Patricia Baston of Center Ossipee; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Graveside services will be Tuesday following the calling hours in the Chickville Cemetery in Center Ossipee.

9/15

Mary Harriet (Tripp) Tobin, 83, of Manchester, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, after a short stay at Hospice House in Concord.
She was born in Intervale on Aug. 1, 1918, to Mark and Mary (Rogers) Tripp. She was the last surviving of their nine children. She was the widow of Frank Tobin, who died in 1988. They were married for 50 years.
She lived in Ridgewood, N.J., Wilton, Conn., Chocorua, NH, Pepperell, Mass., and Manchester, NH.
Mrs. Tobin is survived by her daughters, Carol Nebes, of West Townsend, Mass., Judith Underwood, of New Hampshire, and Gwen Pote, of Albuquerque, NM; a stepson, Frank Tobin, of California; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many loving friends.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, at 11 a.m. at the Chocorua Cemetery, with the Rev. William R. Stockhaus officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Tripp Tobin Scholarship Fund, Kennett Alumni Association, P.O. Box 2583, Conway, NH 03818.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

9/14

Sadie Mary Rodgers, a homemaker, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, of natural causes at Merriman House in North Conway.
She was born in Lawrence, Mass., where she lived most of her life until 1993, when she moved to North Conway.
Mrs. Rodgers' greatest joy was spending time with her family. A devout Catholic, she was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Lawrence and Our Lady of the Mountains parish in North Conway.
She was the widow of William Rodgers and leaves one daughter, Joyce Rodgers of Andover, Mass.; two grandsons, Daniel Rumore of North Andover, Mass. and Jeffrey Rumore of Florida; a sister, Rose Hannagan of Virginia; and four great-grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be held on Friday with burial at a family plot in Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence, Mass.

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LOVELL - Mervin M. Bresette, 67, of Route 5 in Lovell, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2001, at his home following a long illness.
He was born in West Bridgton, the son of John and Frances Durgin Bresette. He served four years in the U.S. Navy and spent four months in the Antarctic. He had lived in Lovell for many years and was a self-employed truck driver. He also drove for Bailey Manufacturing Co., and for Dick Graves. He formed the Lovell Boy Scout Troop 155 and was the scout leader for 13 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and he knew all the star constellations.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia Harmon Bresette, of Lovell; one son, Timothy Bresette, of Lovell; five daughters, Chyral Farrington and Carol A. Walker, both of Lovell, Kelly L. Smith and Annette M. Lusky, both of Fryeburg, and Tammy B. Gardner, of Freedom; one brother, Dexter Bresette, and one sister, Katherene Saunders, both of Lovell; 10 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a sister, Doris Kilgore, and a brother, Norman Bresette.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m. at the North Bridgton Cemetery. Rev. Violet Eastman will officiate.
Donations in his memory may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME. 04037.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

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Winnifred (White) Houghton, 86, of Natick, Mass., formerly of Intervale and Wolfeboro, died Aug. 29, 2001, at Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick.
Born in Mars Hill, Maine, the daughter of Raymond Lee White an Zella Kitchen White, she spent most of her early years in Waterville, Maine, and after her marriage lived in Shreveport, La., for four years; Westwood, Mass., for seven years; and Hinsdale, Ill., for two years; before moving to Intervale in 1950. Living in Intervale for 47 years, Mrs. Houghton, with her recently deceased husband, Charles Edward Houghton Jr., owned and operated the former Holiday Inn (now The Forest) for 26 years before retiring to their home on the knoll behind the Inn. In 1998, they moved to Wolfeboro, where they lived until the death of Mr. Houghton in 2000. For the past year, Mrs. Houghton had been a resident of the Mary Anne Nursing Home, close to her daughter in Natick.
Mrs. Houghton graduated from Waterville High School in 1932 and Colby College in Waterville in 1936. At Colby College, Mrs. Houghton was the president of the Alpha chapter of Sigma Kappa sorority, as well as accompanist to the men's and women's glee clubs. She was one of the organizers and founding members of the Westwood (Mass.) Ski Club. She was also an officer of the local chapter of the American Association of University Women. She was a director of the Eastern Slope Region Inc., and a board member of the Eastern Slope Regional Airport. Her greatest love was her music, and all who knew her enjoyed listening to her talented improvisations and varied repertoire on her organ and piano.
She leaves two children, Charles E. Houghton III and his wife, Elizabeth, of Port Republic, Md., and Patricia A. Marr, and her husband, David, of Natick, Mass.; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. at the First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway, with Rev. Leon Cone officiating. The burial will be at the Intervale Cemetery in Bartlett. In lieu of flowers, donations may be designated to the Music Department of Colby College and sent to Colby College, Development Office, 4350 Mayflower Hill, Waterville ME 04901.

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Michael H. Buzzutto, 56, of Conway, died Sept. 10, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway, following a long illness.
Born in Laconia, the son of Nicholas and Ethel (Young) Buzzutto, he lived in Holliston, Mass., for 31 years before moving to Conway in 1976.
Mr. Buzzutto was a member of the NH Intertribal Council. He enjoyed making crafts and was an avid fisherman.
The family includes his wife of nearly 13 years, Penelope L. Buzzutto, of Conway; his mother, Ethel E. Buzzutto, of Conway; a sister, Evelyn A. Dion, of Bellingham, Mass.; two brothers, Frank L. Buzzutto, of Gaylordsville, Conn., and Anthony D. Buzzutto, of East Douglas, Mass.; two aunts, Mary E. Kenneson, of Laconia, and Virginia M. Budroe, of Conway; an uncle, Howard E. Young Jr., of Conway; three great aunts; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services will be held today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. in the Bartlett Village Cemetery, with the Rev. Eric Ness and the Rev. Laurence Brown officiating.
Visiting hours will be held today from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, c/o Yvette Levesque, Volunteer Memorial Chairperson, P.O. Box 214, Glen, NH 03838-0214.

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Bernard George Edmund Stiff, most recently of Roland Park in Center Ossipee and formerly a long-term resident of Lynnfield, Mass., died Sept. 8, 2001, at the Mountain View Nursing Home after a long illness.
He was born in Saltash, England, on Jan. 3, 1917, and immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1926. A graduate of M.I.T., 1940, and Arlington High School, Bernie was a creative engineer and inventor who had a significant impact on many important scientific developments of our time. At Draper Labs M.I.T. during World War II, he worked on the very successful Range Finder anti-aircraft weapon used by the Pacific Fleet. At High Voltage Engineering, he designed several of the major components of the medical X-ray generator and the first three-million volt electron machine. While at United Shoe Machinery, Bernie was responsible for development of the control rod for the first nuclear submarine, USS Triton. At Avco, he was instrumental in solving material purity issues for the heat shield of the Apollo spacecraft.
During his retirement, Bernie pursued many inventions, including development of conical harmonic drive and energy-efficient technology on which he received multiple patents.
A man of strong faith, he was a long-time member and trustee of Park Street Church in Boston, and during retirement was a member of First Congregational Church, Center Ossipee.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Eugenia (Neal); two brothers, Donald Stiff, of Bellingham, Wash., and John Stiff, of Osprey, Fla.; two daughters, Genie Bennett, of Meredith, and Betsy Mabry, of Houston, Texas; two sons, P. Enoch Stiff, of Milwaukee, Wisc., and Geoffrey Stiff, of Richmond, Va.; and 12 grandsons and one granddaughter.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Family Life Center, First Congregational Church, Route 16B, Center Ossipee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the First Congregational Church of Center Ossipee Building Fund.

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Wilfred F. Gagne, 76, died peacefully at his home on the Passaconaway Road in Albany on Sept. 6, 2001.
Born in Conway on Aug. 17, 1925, he was the son of the late Frank C. and Sohmer Z. (Osgood) Gagne. He was a lifelong resident of the valley.
Willie was a member of the 243rd Engineer Combat Battalion of the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war he returned to Conway, where he was employed at Abbott's Dairy until his retirement in 1982. He is fondly remembered by many valley residents as their door-to-door milkman for many years. After his retirement Willie wintered in Haines City, Fla. with his wife Cecile, returning to Albany in the spring where he made walking and hiking sticks, which he sold to many hikers from his home. He was an extremely kind and gentle man who will be greatly missed by many.
He is survived by his children, Terry Gagne of Haines City, Fla., Joanna Noyes of Chocorua, and Sandra Gagne of Fryeburg; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Ronald and Roger of East Conway, Bruce of Framingham, Mass., and Eugene of Robards, Ky.; five sisters, Dorothy Sawyer of Acton, Maine, Marie Eley of Lake Wales, Fla., Lois Goldfarb of Temple Hills, Md., Irene Hamlin of North Conway, and Betty Wade of Center Conway; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Cecile in 1999; two brothers, Robert in 1973 and George in 2001; and his sister Rita in 1970.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held for both Willie and his wife Cecile at the Albany Cemetery on High Street in Albany at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to The Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care Services of Northern Carroll County, PO Box 432, North Conway NH 03860.

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Mavis Lyons Smull, a documentary film editor and longtime New York City resident, died on Sept. 4, 2001, of congestive heart failure.
Ms. Smull lived in Tamworth for the past 10 years. She was 85.
Born in New York City in 1916, Ms. Smull attended the Birch-Walthen School and Swarthmore College. At the age of 19, she traveled to the then-Soviet Union as a photographer. After living in Mexico for two years, she returned to New York as a professional photographer. There she met her first husband, Eliot Elisofon, the Life photographer.
After the outbreak of World War II, she worked with the Office of War Information in London as a film editor, a profession she continued for the rest of her life. In London, she met her second husband, Jean Lenauer, film editor and critic.
Her film credits include episodes of the 1950s television documentary series "The Twentieth Century" (anchored by Walter Cronkite) and numerous documentary specials for CBS and ABC. In the early '70s, she worked for the Learning Corporation of America where she was the senior editor for many educational films. In 1978, she and her husband William Smull, the architect, moved to Boston where she worked at WGBH on such projects as "Joan Robinson: One Woman's Story," "A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama," "Mystery of the Masterbuilders," 'Vietnam: A Television History," and 'The Disappeared." Other credits include "Jack Levine: A Feast of Pure Reason," "Halftime: Five Yale Men at Midlife," "Being Different," and a number of short documentaries for the anthropologist Joanna Spector. She was an officer and active member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild.
Ms. Smull is survived by her husband, William Smull; her son Michael Lenauer; her stepchildren, Tony Smull and Julia Lennen; and her grandchildren, Serena Lenauer and Jacob Lennen.

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Donald J. Hodgdon, 81, of Silver Lake, died Sept. 7, 2001, at the Maine Medical Center after a brief illness.
Don was born in Northumberland on Aug. 31, 1920, son of H. Dewey and Hazel McIntyre Hodgdon. He was raised in Milan.
During World War II he worked for Pratt and Whitney in Worcester, Mass., building airplane parts. After the war he returned to Milan and worked for his father and then as an independent truck and school bus owner and operator. He served on the Milan Volunteer Fire Department, and for a time housed the fire trucks in his garage. He served as Milan selectman for nine years. He moved to the Concord area in 1960, where he owned and operated a Snap-On Tool Franchise. After his retirement in 1983 he moved to the Conway, Fryeburg, Silver Lake area.
Don is predeceased by his first wife of 39 years, Jenny Jansen Hodgdon, who died in 1980; his parents; and his sister, Ellen Hodgdon Clement.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Doris (Wright) Hodgdon of Silver Lake; his daughter Kay Hodgdon Warren of Concord; his son Lary Hodgdon of Contoocook; two grandchildren, Kristine Taylor Harvey of Boscawen and Jessica Taylor Salach of Raymond; two step-daughters, Deborah Ryan-Dolleman of Kittery, Maine, and Betsy Eaton of Freedom; four step-grandchildren, Kim Ryan, Stacy Prinz, Barry and Jeanette Eaton; two great-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association; no flowers please.
Interment will be in the Pembroke Evergreen Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee is in charge of arrangements.

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John R. Moss, 77, of Glen passed away Monday, September 3, 2001. He was born on June 21, 1924 in Putnam, Conn., the son of the late John H. and Catherine Russell Moss, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
He graduated from Moses Brown High School in Providence, R.I., in 1942, and entered the Army Air Corps as a bombardier, First Lieutenant, ETO, from 1943 to 1945.
He earned an AB in chemistry-zoology in 1948 from Dartmouth College and a diploma in medical sciences from Dartmouth Medical School in 1950. In 1952, he graduated from the University of Virginia with work in geology, later attending the University of Miami where he completed graduate work in marine biology and oceanography.
He was employed by the Portland Pipe Line corp., Portland, Maine, as an engineer from 1952 to 1962. He went on to teach biology, physical science, geology, earth science, and mathematics in Florida schools for nearly 20 years. He moved to the Mount Washington Valley in 1986, working alongside his son for over 18 years, the last eight of which were spent as a local signmaker in Jackson.
John is survived by three sons: Eben R. Moss and daughter-in-law Brenda of Jackson, Michael D. Moss of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, and Ian L. Moss of Tamworth; two grandchildren, Eben D. Moss and Jesse O. Moss.
At his request, no services will be held. Donations in his memory may be made to: Save the Children Federation, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT, 06881.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

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Catherine "Kay" Lockwood of Lady Lake, Fla. died Friday, Aug. 31, 2001.
Born in Long Island, N.Y., she moved from Glen to Lady Lake in 1978.
A member of the Weirsdale Presbyterian Church, she was a charter member of The Eastern Slope Emblem Club of Supreme Emblem Club USA.
A retired treasurer/bookkeeper for The Jack Frost Ski Shop in Jackson, she was an active quilling crafter, played cribbage and enjoyed cooking.
She is survived by her husband, Howard A. Lockwood Jr., of Lady Lake, Fla.; daughters Isabelle L. Bourrie of Exton, Penn., Phyllis L. Geiger of Jacksonville, Fla., Nancy L. Whitcomb of Shrewsbury, Mass., and Laurel L. Bradshaw, of Worcester, Mass.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Fenton W. Varney Sr., of Melvin Village, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro at the age of 81. He was born June 13, 1920 in Scituate, Mass., the son of the late George W. and Olive (Blake) Varney. He graduated from Scituate High School in 1937 and later earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in 1942. Fenton was employed at the Wright Aeronautical Corporation, B29 Aircraft Engine Development Division in Woodbridge, N.J. from 1942 to 1945. He later served as a Merchant Marine until 1946, at which point he joined the New England Electric System, where he held management positions at Narragansett Electric Co., Providence, R.I. and Massachusetts Electric Co., North Andover, Mass., the company he retired as Vice President of in July 1985.
After his retirement he and his wife moved to Naples, Fla. where they made their home for 10 years before moving to Melvin Village. He was a lifetime member of the First Congregational Church in Scituate, Mass.
Fenton is survived by his wife June D. (Secor) Varney of Melvin Village; a son Fenton W. Varney Jr. and his wife Ivena of Melvin Village; a grandson, Fenton W. Varney III, also of Melvin Village; and several cousins. He was predeceased by a son, Blake M. Varney, in 1997.
At his request there will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Melvin Village Community Church, Melvin Village. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Scituate, Mass. at the convenience of the family.
Donations in his memory may be made to Huggins Hospital, PO Box 912, Wolfeboro NH, or the charity of one's choice.
Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro NH is in charge of arrangements.

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Robert A. Sheppard, 58, of Chocorua passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001 at his home. He was born June 1, 1943 in North Conway and had lived in Center Conway for several years before moving to Chocorua in 1978. Robert had been employed as a patrolman for the State of New Hampshire Department of Transportation, District III for 16 years, retiring last year.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Violet (Eldridge) Sheppard of Chocorua; his children, William Sheppard of Silver Lake, Patty Norcross of South Tamworth, Mary-Anne Lane of Conway, Dorothy Donaldson of Albany, and Charlotte Hernandez of North Fryeburg; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Rachel Beattie of Tamworth; and many nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by a son, Boyd Speckman, in 1971.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Chocorua Cemetery, Chocorua.

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CONWAY -- Joan L. Elliott, 77, of North Conway died Aug. 28, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine, following a long illness.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of John and Rose (Clayman) Unger, she grew up in Fairview, N.J., lived in Magnolia, N.J., for 20 years, in Williamstown, N.J., for 10 years and in Oaklyn, N.J., for five years before moving to North Conway in 1999.
She worked for 20 years in the accounting department at Strawbridge & Clothier Department Store in Philadelphia.
Mrs. Elliott had been a member of the Magnolia Women's Club and had been a 4-H leader in Magnolia.
The family includes two daughters, Nancy J. Armstrong of North Conway and Roseann E. Green of Pine Hill, N.J.; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Howard Unger of Glassboro, N.J.; and several nieces and a nephew.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in North Conway with the Rev. Laurence Brown, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the North Conway Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m., in the church, prior to service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 600, North Conway NH 03860-0600 or a charity of your choice.

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FRYEBURG - Melba Hutchins, 84, of Stuart, Fla., died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2001, at the Fryeburg Health Care Center.
She was born in Kezar Falls, Maine, the daughter of Willis and Gladys McDaniels Thomes. She graduated from Porter High School. Melba was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Disable American Veterans' Auxiliary and attended the Fryeburg New Church. She worked many years for the old Blacksmith Restaurant in Fryeburg and later worked for Northland Shoe Company.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Thomas W. Hutchins, of Fryeburg; one sister, Muriel Adams, of Yarmouth, Maine; and one brother, Lyford Thomas, of Fryeburg.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg, with Rev. Kenneth Turley officiating.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME. 04037, or to the New Church Elevator Fund, 4 Oxford Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

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CONWAY -- Brian L. Quint Sr., 41, of Conway, died Aug. 25, 2001, at his home following a sudden illness.
Born in North Conway, the son of Burnham and Rebecca (Allen) Quint Sr., he was a lifelong resident of Conway. He graduated from Kennett High School, class of 1977, and had been employed in the family business, B.E. Quint and Sons, for the past 24 years.
He was a member of the Mount Washington Lodge 87, F. &A.M., in North Conway.
The family includes his wife, Sheila (O'Connor) Quint, of Conway; a son, Brian L. Quint Jr., of Conway; a daughter, Crystal A. Quint, of Conway; his parents, of Conway; a brother, Burnham E. Quint Jr., of Conway; four sisters, Eleanor Bryant, of Redstone, Ila Pry, of New Britain, Conn., Charlene Patch, of Glen, and Almeda Quint, of Connecticut; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Conway Village Cemetery, with the Rev. Katherine Russo, pastor of the Conway United Methodist Church, officiating. Visiting hours will be today (Tuesday) from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, NH Affiliate, 20 Merrimack Street, Suite 1, Manchester, NH 03101-2244.
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CONWAY -- J. Richard Herzog, 50, of Conway and Winchester, Mass., died suddenly on Aug. 23, 2001, in Hampton of heart failure.
He was born in Arlington, Mass., and was a graduate of Winchester High School and St. Mary's School in Winchester. He lived in Conway the past 30 years and was a self-employed business man.
He is survived by brothers John C., of Wakefield, and Leslie J. Jr., of Winchester; a twin sister, Mary Ellen Batchelor, of Winchester; his step-mother, Virginia A. Herzog, of Winchester; close friend Mary Welch, of Conway; and nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be Sunday, Aug. 26, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Lane Funeral Home in Winchester. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church in Winchester on Monday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Wildwood Cemetery in Winchester.
Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Mary's Church, 158 Washington St., Winchester, Mass. 01890.

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TAMWORTH -- Richard Phenix, of Chocorua, died at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro on Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, after a lengthy illness.
As requested, no funeral services will be held.
He was born on Oct. 14, 1919, in Hampton, Va., the son of Spencer and Evelyn Phenix. He is survived by two sisters, the Rev. Elizabeth P. Wiesner and Joan Phenix, his former wife Priscilla Phenix, son Alan Phenix, daughter Katharine Phenix and three grandchildren.
He attended the University of New Hampshire 1937-40, 1945-47, graduating with a bachelor of science degree. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Ohio State University of Social Administration in 1950.
His military service, 1941-45, was in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and Office of Strategic Services (OSS), Camp Crowder, Mo., Fort Belvoir, Va., Washington D.C., Fort Monmouth in New Jersey, Puerto Rico, England and France. He attained the rank of captain during that period.
His employment included: associate executive secretary, Saginaw, Mich., United Chest and Council: social planning focus. The National Committee for a Free Europe and Radio Free Europe. Director, Northeast United Services-branch office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania/Health and Welfare council. Director, federal demonstration project on social services in urban renewal, mayor's office, Philadelphia, Pa. National field representative, American Association for the United Nations and U.S. Committee for Refugees, New York, N.Y. Social planning consultant for the United Community Fund, San Francisco, Calif. Director, Community Service Project for Marin County, Calif. Associate commissioner, Administration on Aging, Dept. HEW. Executive director, NH Arthritis Foundation, Concord, NH. Public information office, New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord. International editor for "73 Amateur Radio Magazine," Hancock, NH. Lecturer on substance abuse at Beech Hill Hospital.
Richard was a prolific writer. In 1947, his book, "On My Way Home," published by WM Sloan Associates, documented his trip across the country, and back to "home," Chocorua, after discharge from the army. Over the years he wrote numerous articles and letters to local and national newspapers and magazines, very often humorous, concerning the socio-political state of affairs.
A series he authored on the U.S. Constitution, "The Document that Nobody Knows," was published locally in 1987.
His hobbies, other than writing, included photography and mechanical ingenuity. Richard was also a volunteer at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.

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CONWAY -- Harold S. Kenney, 94, of North Conway, died Aug. 13, 2001, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Conway after a long illness.
Born in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 1, 1907, he was the son of Edward and Grace (Woods) Kenney. He lived in New Canaan, Conn., for 27 years prior to moving to North Conway in 1973.
Mr. Kenney received his bachelor and master's degrees from Boston University, a Master of Art degree from Yale University and pursued studies at Harvard and Columbia. At Boston University, he was president of Phi Delta Kappa, an honor society in education, and a member of Pi Gamma Nu, an honor society in social studies.
He taught and was assistant headmaster at Watertown (Mass.) Senior High School from 1929 to 1946, where as hockey coach he helped establish Bay State Interscholastic Hockey League in the Boston area. He served as president of the Watertown Teachers Association.
During World War II he served with the U.S. Air Force Training Command for three years as an instructor of meteorology, navigation and B-52 cruise control and held the rank of Major.
Hal was headmaster of New Canaan (Conn.) High School from 1946 to 1968 and assistant superintendent until retirement in 1973. For contributions to education he was named a John Hay Fellow.
He was a former member of the New Canaan Kiwanis Club and past president. He formed the Mount Washington Valley Kiwanis Club and served as secretary for 11 years from its inception. He was named Outstanding Secretary of the New England District of Kiwanis International. He was honored with the Distinguished Community Service Award from both the Mount Washington Valley and New Canaan Kiwanis Clubs.
Mr. Kenney was a member of First Church of Christ Congregational in North Conway, former member of the deaconate, and chairman of several committees including the Vaughan Community Health Service Board.
Dedicated to his community, Hal judged at local parades and Elks Club Spelling Bees; he volunteered for the John Fuller School reading program; he was a board member of Northern Carroll County American Cancer Society Chapter; and a former member of the Gibson Center board of directors.
He was named Carroll County Outstanding Volunteer by Gov. Sununu in 1984.
The family includes his wife of nearly 61 years, Margaret (Durgin) Kenney of North Conway. They would have celebrated their 61st anniversary on August 14, 2001.
Graveside services will be held Aug. 28, 2001, at 11 a.m. in the North Conway Cemetery, with the Rev. G. Alan Baxter, pastor of the First Church of Christ Congregational, officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the New Canaan Senior High School Harold S. Kenney Scholar-Athlete Award Fund, New Canaan, Conn., or the Hal Kenney Scholarship Fund, c/o William Botsford, Treasurer, Mount Washington Valley Kiwanis Club, PO Box 215, Jackson NH 03846.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

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MILTON, Vt. -- Joseph W. Eaton, 60, formerly of Conway and North Conway, died June 28, 2001.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Gail Eaton (Gardner); son Joseph W. Eaton III, of Milton; daughter Vicki Koch, of Westfalls, N.Y.; sisters Mary Garland (Eaton) of California and Andria Price (Beebe) of Maine; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service by David Lloyd will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, at 5 p.m. at the Kearsarge Cemetery.

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EFFINGHAM -- George H. Weeks Sr., 92, of Huntress Bridge Road in Effingham, passed away Aug. 20, 2001, at the SunBridge Care of North Conway.
He was born Dec. 11, 1908, in Center Conway, the son of the late William and Lucy (Whittaker) Weeks, and he lived in Center Conway until moving to Effingham in 1943. He had been employed at Frankson's Furniture Company in West Ossipee and later worked at the Kezar Falls Woolen Mills. He was past member of the Kezar Falls Advent Christian Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia (Dewitt) Weeks, of North Conway; a daughter, Mary Ellen Sargent, of Freedom; a son, George H. Weeks Jr., of Effingham; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Center Conway Cemetery.

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CASCO, Maine -- Verna Garland, 74, of Casco, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at the Bridgton Health Care Center.
She was born in Chatham, NH, the daughter of Frederick and Ruby Stone Garland. She graduated from Dover High School in 1944. Verna lived in Manchester, NH, for many years and worked 30 years for Honeywell Industries as a calibrator. She also worked for Jewell Company and Sylvania, where she was a line boss and a floor boss. She retired at age 63, and in 1985 she came to live in Fryeburg. She had lived in Casco for the past three years.
She is survived by three brothers, Lincoln P. Garland, of Chatham, Clyde F. Garland, of East Conway, and Gene L. Garland, of New Durham; and two sisters, Louise E. Mann, of Conway, and Eleanor M. Cutting, of Lebanon. She was predeceased by a brother, Leonard E. Garland, and a sister, Frances M. Rollins.
A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Wood Funeral Home, 12 Warren Street, Fryeburg. Pastor Donald Fowler will officiate. Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Pine Hill Cemetery in Dover.
Donations in her memory may be made to Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

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WAKEFIELD -- Virginia (Croessant) Rudolph, 84, of Old Stage Road in Wakefield, died Aug. 19, 2001, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
She was born July 16, 1917, in Reading, Pa., and lived in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before moving to Wakefield in 1976. She was the widow of the late Allen R. Rudolph.
Virginia was a founder and member of the NH Children of the Republic, a constitutional teaching organization in Wakefield.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 1 p.m. at Lord Funeral Home, Route 28 in Wolfeboro. Burial will be in the Lovell Lake Cemetery, Wakefield.

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DENMARK, Maine -- Mary Elizabeth Bucknell, 88, of Route 160, Denmark, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2001, at the Bridgton Health Care Center.
She was born in Baldwin, the daughter of Arthur and Bertha Burnell Ridlon, She graduated from Potter Academy in 1930. For 35 years she and her late husband Arthur Bucknell, who died in 1971, owned and ran Bucknell Farm in Denmark. People came from all over to pick Bucknell strawberries. In 1966 they sold the farm to their sons.
Mary was a member and longtime secretary of the Saco Valley Fish and Game, a member of Mount Moriah Chapter O.E.S., the Rebecahs, and the Denmark Extension. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, hooking rugs and especially hunting and fishing.
She is survived by three sons, Franklin A., Roger E., and M. Richard, all of Denmark; two daughters, Elizabeth Hunt of Denmark, and Frances Beckett of Mechanic Falls; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be today (Tuesday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home, 12 Warren St., Fryeburg. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Denmark Congregational Church with the Rev. Greg Young officiating. Burial will be in Barre Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Mary can be made to the Denmark Congregational Church, Denmark, ME 04022.

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FREEDOM -- Beulah (Schaub) Carlson, 85, died May 20, 2001, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
She was born in Pennsylvania, Aug. 2, 1915, the daughter of the late Conrad and Martha (Henry) Schaub. Mrs. Carlson moved from New Jersey to Freedom in 1977. She was been a member of the Trinity Reform Church in New Jersey. Beulah's first love was gardening and she spent many hours in her garden.
She was the wife of the late John A. Carlson, who predeceased her in 1994. Her family includes two daughters, Christina Sandhage of Alton Bay, and Karen McClatchle; two grandchildren, Sandra Quinney of Meredith, and Kenneth Sandhage, of Alton; and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Lori Sandhage of Greenfield, Mass.
Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, was in charge of arrangements.

8/18
TAMWORTH -- Mathew D. Lund, 31, of Chocorua, died Aug. 16, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway after a sudden illness.
Born in Kalispell, Mont., the son of John and Wendy (Turgeon) Lund, he lived in Connecticut most of his life before moving to New Hampshire in 1995.
He graduated from the Sound School in New Haven, Conn., in 1988, and attended Southern Connecticut University, studying marine biology and culinary arts.
Mr. Lund had been a building and painting contractor, and he also had been a chef in the Mount Washington Valley. Most recently he owned and operated Lund's Speciality Merchandising Family Business.
The family includes his wife, Gina (Crisante) Lund, of Chocorua; a daughter, Shana M. Lund, and a son, Joshua A. Lund, both of Chocorua; his mother, Wendy L. Lund, of Conway; his father and step-mother, John and Rose Lund, of Reading, Pa.; four brothers, John A. Lund, of Conway, Charles P. Lund, of Bristol, Conn., Michael P. Lund and Christopher R. Lund, both of Reading, Pa.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, with the Rev. William R. Stockhaus officiating. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Those who wish may make contributions to Gina M. Lund, 120 White Lake Road, Chocorua, NH 03817, for a fund for his children.

8/17
BROWNFIELD -- Iva M. Edwards, 82, died last week at her home in Brownfield.
She was born in Snowville, NH, the daughter of Sewell and Gladys Douglas Johnson, and was educated in Snowville schools. In her early years she worked as a weaver for local mills in the Dover and Durham area. She lived in Washington state for many years and returned to this area in 1980 after the death of her husband, William Edwards. She attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Conway.
She is survived by one son, Fred Sheaff, of Rabun Gap, Ga.; three brothers, William and Arron Johnson, both of Brownfield, and Carroll Johnson, of Intervale; two sisters, Carolyn Day, of Intervale, and Lena Young, of Nashua.
A graveside service will be held Monday, Aug. 20, at 1 p.m. at Snowville Cemetery in Eaton.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

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MEDFORD, Mass. -- John Dempsey, of Medford, Mass., died Aug. 9, 2001.
He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy G. (Davies) Dempsey, and devoted father of David A. Dempsey of Madison, Richard J. Dempsey of Northbridge, Mass., Margery L. Bogus of Glastonbury, Conn., and Mary A. Dempsey of Pembroke, Mass., and brother of Marion Woodhouse of New York and the late Evelyn Davies. He is also survived by nine grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Aug. 11.
Contributions in his memory can be made to the Greater Medford VNA, 278 Mystic Avenue, Medford MA 02155.

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KENNEBUNK, Maine -- Ida Lunt, 66, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2001, at a local nursing home following a lengthy illness.
Born in Salem, Mass., she was a daughter of Leo Joseph and Delumia (Leclere) Brousseau. She attended Salem schools.
Trained as a CNA, Ms. Lunt worked in various nursing homes. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Amesbury, Mass. Ms. Lunt enjoyed music, bingo and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include one daughter, Melissa Trefry, of Ossipee; one brother, Joseph R. Brousseau; one brother-in-law, Joseph Cardoza; and two grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours. Burial will be private.
Arrangements are by Hobbs Funeral Home in South Portland.

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CHURCHVILLE, N.Y. -- Helene B. (Leni) Lindblade, 81, died Aug. 7, 2001, in Churchville, N.Y., of leukemia.
She had recently moved to Bethlehem, where she had resided for many years.
She was born April 11, 1920, in Newtonville, Mass., the daughter of Otto A. and Carol Forserg Belger. She graduated from the Lincoln School in Providence, R.I., in 1938 and earned a bachelor of science degree from Jackson College of Tufts University, Medford, Mass., in 1942. She furthered her education at the University of Virginia and at Rivier College. Prior to World War II she traveled extensively in Europe during summer vacations.
She was a former executive director of the Sullivan County Homemaker Service, overseeing its growth and eventual merger with the Visiting Nurse Association and Valley Regional Hospital. She taught elementary science in Springfield, Ohio, and Orange, Va., and junior high school science in Albemarle County, Va. She was an early incorporator of environmental studies into her curricula. She was coordinator of volunteer services during the early days of the Head Start program in Springfield, Ohio, and was later an administrator of the Head Start program in Bethlehem, Pa. She owned and handled Ch. Grafmar's Kreutz, winning best of the Wiemaraner breed at the 1943 Westminster and Boston dog shows.
She had a lifelong passion for classical music, attending her first Boston Symphony concert at the age of 9 and attending performances of the North Country Chamber Players until shortly before her death. She was a director of the Springield, Ohio, Symphony Orchestra and wrote its concert program notes for many years. She was a former director of the North Country Chamber Players.
Following her retirement to Sugar Hill and Bethlehem she was also active in many other organizations, including service as executive secretary of the Grafton County Senior Citizen's Council, and director of the Support Center against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Littleton. She was also a member of the board of the LIttleton Area Senior Citizen Center, a Meals on Wheels volunteer, and a volunteer registrar at Red Cross blood drives. She was a member of the Sugar Hill Willing Workers. Governor Judd Gregg recognized her for her volunteer activities.
Her four children, Carl Lindblade of North Conway, Marian Gowan of Churchville, N.Y., John Lindblade of Concord, and Eric Lindblade Jr. of Newport, N.C., and four grandchildren survive her.
A private family service was held following her cremation in Churchville, N.Y. A memorial gathering of her friends is planned for October.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the North Country Chamber Players, PO Box 904, Littleton NH 03561.

8/14
MALDEN, Mass. -- Gertrude J. Galvin of Center Ossipee, 74, died Aug. 11, 2001, at Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee following a lengthy illness.
She was born, raised and educated in Malden, Mass. A long-time Malden resident, she lived in Ossipee for the past eight years.
Mrs. Galvin was active in Malden politics for many years. She was employed a secretary in the assessor's office at Malden Government Center. She retired in 1986.
She was the wife of Timothy E. Galvin; the mother of Michael Galvin of Nantucket, Mass., and Susan Walsh of Salem; daughter of Gertrude (Boyes) and the late Charles P. O'Connell Jr. of Malden, and Joseph O'Connell of Lynnfield, Mass.; and grandmother of Joshua Galvin of Nantucket, Mass.
Funeral was Monday at Leo M. Norton Funeral Home in Malden. Visiting hours and burial private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimers Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville MD 20850.

8/14
TAMWORTH -- Dorothy (French) Welch, 83, formerly of Tamworth, passed away Aug. 10, 2001, at the Mountain View Nursing Home, Ossipee, following a period of failing health.
She was born April 2, 1918, in Ossipee, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Lillian (Roy) French. Dot was raised in Center Ossipee and moved to Tamworth after her marriage to her husband the late Austin "Bud" Welch, and had lived in Tamworth, where she had been employed as a store clerk at the Whittier Cash Market and later managing the store on her own. Dot later worked as a clerk at Hickey's IGA in Center Ossipee for more than 20 years.
She was a member and strong supporter of the Saint Andrew's in the Valley Episcopal Church in Tamworth. Dot was on the board of the Tamworth Nurses Association and also the Tamworth Women's Club. She also loved to garden around her home, growing very beautiful flowers.
Dot is survived by her son R. David Welch, Tamworth; two granddaughters, Tammy Sullivan of Ipswich, Mass., and Wendy Welch of Lewiston, Maine; one great-grandson, Geoffrey Sullivan, and a great granddaughter, Jordan Sullian, both of Ipswich, Mass. She was also predeceased by a son Peter Welch.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew's in the Valley Church, Old Route 25, Tamworth. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Tamworth.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Saint Andrew's in the Valley Church, Tamworth NH 03886, or the Mountain View Nursing Home, 10 County Farm Road, Ossipee NH 03864.
Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee, is in charge of arrangements.

8/14
CONWAY -- Barbara B. Walker, 80, of Conway, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
She was born in Fryeburg, the daughter of Frank and Dorothy Johnson Bemis. She graduated from Kennett High School in 1940.
Barbara lived in Houston, Texas, for many years and worked as a licensed practical nurse. She enjoyed cooking, trips to the ocean and time with her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Langdon P. Walker. Her family includes a daughter, Sally Walker of Conway; a son, Langdon Walker of Conway; three brothers, Brad Bemis of Conway, Harry Bemis of Stow, Maine, and Paul Bemis of Florida; two grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
A memorial graveside service will be held Thursday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in North Fryeburg, with Pastor Nelson Houston officiating. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

8/14
FITCHBURG, Mass. -- Myra V. (Makela) Minkkinen, age 78, of Lantana, Fla., and formerly of Fitchburg, Mass., died Friday, Aug, 10, 2001, in the St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, Conn., after an illness.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, George W. Minkkinen; three sons Allan Minkkinen of Andover, Mass., David Minkkinen of Dallas, Ga., and Steven Minkkinen of Denton, Md.; two daughters, Karen M. Minkkinen-Page of Conway and Janice E. Roy of Fairfield, Conn.; one brother, Aaro Keto of Bedford, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Mrs. Minkkinen is predeceased by four brothers, Wilho Keto, Leo Keto, Reino Makela, and Veikko Makela.
She was born in Fitchburg, Mass., on March 5, 1923, a daughter of the late John and Edla (Itapaa) Makela. She is a graduate of Fitchburg High School, the Class of 1941. She married Mr. Minkkinen on May 29, 1943. She and Mr. Minkkinen built their home, where they lived for 52 years in Fitchburg, before moving to Lantana, Fla. 18 years ago. Mrs. Minkkinen worked for the Workers Credit Union for 15 years before retiring in 1984. She was a clerk in the tax department, working with IRAs. She is a former member of the Beth Eden Baptist Church in Fitchburg and the Pilgrim Covenant Church in Lunenburg, Mass. She was a member of the Revontulet Finnish Folk Dancers in Fitchburg, the Point Overlook Social Club in Lantana, Fla., the Finnish Center at Saima Park in Fitchburg and the Fitchburg Finnish Historical Society.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. in the Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes, 123 Main Street, Westminster, Mass. Rev. John Buczynski will officiate. Calling hours will be in the funeral home on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in the Woodside Cemetery, 9 Narrows Road, Westminster, Mass. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to the Raivaaja Finnish Historical Fund, 164 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 or left at the funeral home.

8/14
CONWAY -- John M. "Jack" Lavelle, 62, of North Conway, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born in Philadelphia, Pa., son of the late Patrick A. and Mary Jane (Surgenor) Lavelle. He resided in the Philadelphia area for 36 years before moving to Conway in 1974.
Mr. Lavelle was a former employee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and after moving to Conway was an attendant at the Scenic Vista in North Conway and later was custodian at Citizens Bank for 12 years. A former employee at Briarcliff Motel, he most recently worked at Wal-Mart, both in North Conway.
In addition to this mother of Glenside, Pa., he is survived by nine brothers, David Lavelle of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Patrick Lavelle of Toby Farms, Pa., Thomas Lavelle of North Hollywood, Calif.; Gerard Lavelle of Pottstown, Pa., Lawrence Lavelle of Holland, Pa., Richard Lavelle of Glenside, Pa., and Stephen Lavelle of Horsham, Pa.; two sisters, Eileen Lavelle of Chalfont, Pa., and Maureen Dougherty of Oreland, Pa.; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his longtime companion, Ed Schenck of North Conway, and his devoted pet cat Friskie.
A memorial service will be held Friday at St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church in Glenside, Pa. Hours for the memorial service have not yet been determined. There will be no visiting hours. Donations in his memory may be made to Jen's Friends, PO Box 1842, North Conway NH 03860-1842.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

8/14
MADISON -- Roy T. Courtney, 79, of Silver Lake, died Aug. 11, 2001, at the Merriman House in North Conway after a long illness.
Born in Baker, Fla., the son of Albert and Willie (Meadows) Courtney, he lived in New Jersey for 36 years before moving to Silver Lake in 1987.
Roy graduated from Ft. Myers (Fla.) High School and the University of Tennessee. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of 10 years, having served in World War II and Korea.
Mr. Courtney had been employed with ITT Labs in Nutley, N.J., for 30 years as an electronic engineer.
He was a member of the American Legion and a member of the Madison Church.
The family includes: his wife of 49 years, Yvonne (LaBonte) Courtney of Silver Lake; a son, Robert Michael Courtney of Florida; three daughters, Jacqueline M. Hayes of Hawley, Pa., Arlene R. Courtney of Monmouth, Ore., and Beverly A. Shelton of Somerset, Ky.; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a grandson, Ryan D. Hayes, in 1994, and two siblings, Clyde Courtney and Alene Boyette.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Madison Church with Rev. Sean Dunker-Bendigo, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Laurel Grove Cemetery in Paterson, N.J. on Thursday. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the Madison Rescue Squad, PO Box 59, Madison NH 03849-0059.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

8/11
BARRINGTON -- Leona F. Gamwell, 82, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2001, in the Sunbridge Rehabilitation Center in North Conway.
She was the wife of the late Thurston M. Gamwell.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Leon and Florence (Morrow) Daniels. She was a Barrington, R.I., resident for over 50 years before moving to North Conway.
Mrs. Gamwell had been a secretary for the Barrington Presbyterian and prior to that was a secretary for the Gordon School in East Providence. She was also a volunteer at Encore, the thrift shop at St. John's Church in Barrington.
She was a member of the National Honor Society. She loved knitting, reading, theater and the ocean.
She leaves a son, T. Scott Gamwell, of Fryeburg and his wife, Anne Gamwell; and three granddaughters, Melissa, Tara and Anna Gamwell, of Fryeburg. She was the mother of the late Jeffrey M. Gamwell.
The funeral and burial will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Fryeburg Library Children's Room, Main Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

8/11
FREEDOM -- Long-time Freedom resident Henry G. Lamb, 95, a nuclear standards engineer, died Sunday, July 22, 2001, in Westboro Healthcare Center, Westboro, Mass.
His wife, Ruth M. (Miller) Lamb, predeceased him. He leaves a daughter, Patricia M. Steen of Westboro; two grandsons; and a great-grandchild.
He was born in Saco, Maine, son of Charles B. and Fannie M. (Prentiss) Lamb, and graduated from Horace Mann High School in Franklin in 1922. He received a degree from Dartmouth College in 1926 and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1928.
Mr. Lamb was a nuclear standards engineer at the National Standards Institute in New York City before retiring. He was a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Industrial Hygiene Association.
Mr. Lamb moved to Freedom in 1981 where he belonged to the First Christian Church of Freedom. He was a member of Carroll Lodge 57 in Freedom, the Richard C. Maclaurin Lodge in Cambridge, Mass., and the valley of White Plains AASR Shriners in White Plains, NY. He served on the Freedom School Board from 1983 to 1989. It was in this period that the present elementary school was constructed. He also served on the SAU 9 School Board. He was a member of the Freedom Community Club, and, prior to his stroke several years ago, he served as curator of the Freedom Historical Society Museum.
A memorial service will be held at the First Christian Church of Freedom on Saturday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m., with the former pastor, the Rev. Bob Cedar, officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Davidson Scholarship fund of the Freedom Church, P.O Box 502, Freedom, NH 03836.

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MEREDITH -- Olive Prince died at Golden View Health Center on Aug. 6, 2001, after a brief illness.
She was born in Goffstown on March 20, 1911. She earned her nursing degree from Cambridge Mount Auburn Hospital in 1928 and nursed in Boston until she returned to Goffstown after Pearl Harbor to continue nursing in Concord. Olive later moved to the Newport Memorial Hospital as director of nursing, and she was promoted to hospital administrator, supervising the planning and construction of a new and modern hospital.
In 1952, Olive married Dr. William Prince of Newport. In the mid-1950s, they moved to Moultonboro Neck to run a marina for several years. She worked as a school nurse in Wolfeboro and was instrumental in the founding of the local Visiting Nurse Association. For years she worked to support innovative medical services in the community.
Olive was predeceased by her husband, who died in 1991. She is survived by four children, Richard Prince of Moultonboro, Helen Prince of Madison, David Prince of Gilmanton Iron Works, and Margaret Morrison of Syracuse, N.Y.; her sister, Dorothy Aston, of Newton, Mass.; and numerous grandchildren.
To honor Olive, please send contributions to William Morris Prince and Olive Greer Prince Fund at New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 37 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301-4005, to continue her work to make health care available in Carroll County.
A graveside service was held yesterday, Aug. 8, at New Boston Cemetery of New Boston, NH. French and Rising Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

8/9
TAMWORTH -- Jeffrey Scott Croft, 18, of Bunker Hill Road in Tamworth, died Aug. 6, 2001, at home.
He was born Oct. 19, 1982, in Akron, Ohio, the son of Brian S. Croft Sr. and Mary Ann (Hederson) Croft. He loved art, music, fishing, basketball, swimming, baseball and all sports. He also loved watching cartoons or anything animated because he aspired to be a cartoon artist.
Jeffrey is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Hederson, of Tamworth; his father, Brian S. Croft Sr., of Lynn, Mass; two stepfathers, Duane C. Woodward, of Tamworth, and James M. Griffin, of Rhode Island; a brother, Brian S. Croft Jr., and two sisters, Carissa M. Croft and Jami M. Griffin, all of Tamworth; his maternal grandmother, Nina J. Hederson, of Oregon; and uncles, aunts and cousins.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Wonalancet Cemetery in Tamworth. Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, is in charge of arrangements.

8/8
LOVELL -- Erma F. Wilson, 73, of Route 5 in Lovell, Maine, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2001, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland.
She was born in Sanford, Maine, the daughter of Raymand and Grace Libby Hale. She grew up and was educated in Denmark. Erma had lived in Lovell for the past 53 years and was a beautician for 35 years. She was a member of the Lovell UCC, Delta Chapter OES, Ladies Circle and the Pine Tree Chapter of Camping. For many years, she and her husband camped in Buckfield. She also enjoyed crafts, dancing, playing cards and spending time with her family.
Erma is survived by her husband of 53 years, Enfield H. Wilson, of Lovell; one son, Dale E. Wilson, of Pittsfield; one daughter, Maxine F. Wilson, of Chelsea, Maine; one brother, Irving Hale, of Denmark; and four grandchildren, Shelly, Shawn, Tanya and Brandon.
A graveside service will be held Friday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m. at North Lovell Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O. Box 177, Fryeburg, Maine 04037. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

8/8
TAMWORTH -- Florence "Poppy" (Carpenter) Damon, 64, of Hall Way in Tamworth, died July 21, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
She was born Nov. 19, 1936, in Brockton, Mass., the only child of Earl and Alice (Reynolds) Carpenter. She was a graduate of Brockton schools and Bridgewater State College, class of 1958.
Florence taught kindergarten and first grade in Dover, Sandwich, Tamworth and Lee before retiring in 1996 after 23 years of service in the field of education. "Poppy" was a part-time farmer, raising at one time or another sheep, Nubian goats, Angora goats and Angora rabbits. She was also an avid spinner and knitter and was a member of the Seacoast Spinners, NEA and NH Retired Teachers Association.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, John F. Damon, of Tamworth; a son, Scott, and daughter-in-law, Rhonda, of Barrington; a daughter, Jill, and son-in-law, Jake Jenkins, of Tamworth; three granddaughters, Brantley Damon and Megan and Rachel Jenkins; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Nancy and Everett Robar, of Lee; a niece, Susan Robar, of Keene; and a nephew, Jeff Robar, of Gray, Maine.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute, 1309 Beacon Street, Brookline, Mass. 02446.
A gathering to celebrate her life will be held in Tamworth in early October.
Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, was in charge of arrangements.

8/7
EFFINGHAM -- George M. Dewey Jr. of Route 25 East in Effingham, died Aug. 3, 2001, at Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro, at the age of 78.
He was born May 20, 1923, in Boston, Mass., the son of the late George M. and Maybelle (Henderson) Dewey. He had lived in the greater Boston area for many years, later moving to Framingham, Mass., where he lived until moving to Effingham in 1967 where he spent summers at the English Campground.
Mr. Dewey served as Radioman First Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II and also the Korean Conflict. He had served aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga for three years.
He was a member of the Framingham Amateur Radio Club and also served as president. He loved boating and also enjoyed fishing.
Mr. Dewey is survived by his wife of 52 years, Doris (Baker) Dewey of Effingham; a daughter, Sandra Ruth Knowlton, and her husband Richard of Center Ossipee; a brother, Leighton Dewey of Weymouth, Mass.; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Donald Dewey and Russell Dewey.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Lakeview Cemetery in Freedom.

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OSSIPEE -- Janie E. Doucette, age 101, of Ossipee, passed away Aug. 3, 2001, at the Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee.
She was born Aug. 1, 1900, in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and lived in Lynn, Mass., for many years, where she was employed at General Electric in Lynn and Everett, Mass., as an instructor to help build jet airplane engines.
Mrs. Doucette was predeceased by her husband, William Doucette, in 1980. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Parish in Lynn, Mass.
Mrs. Doucette is survived by a daughter, Elsie (Doucette) Watson of Center Ossipee; six grandchildren; and one great granddaughter.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated yesterday at St. Joseph's Church in Center Ossipee. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Lynn, Mass.
Lord Funeral Home, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, is in charge of arrangements.

8/6
Charlena B. Smith, 100, of Brownfield, died Friday, August 3, 2001 at the Fryeburg Health Care Center. She was born in Barrington, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Clifford and Ada Larkin Ellsworth. She was a graduate of Indianapolis Valley Seminary School in Nova Scotia. In her early twenties Charlena's family moved to Boston. After her marriage to Earland Smith she moved to Brownfield and has been there since. She was a long time member and organist of the Fryeburg Congregational Church. She was a member of the Pythagorean Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, the Brownfield Historical Society and the Brownfield This and That Club. Charlena's husband died in 1963. She is survived by a nephew whom Charlena raised, Frank and his wife Norma Hopkins of Brownfield; three grand nephews Steve, Roy and Cliff Hopkins; and two grand nieces, Shella Moncino and Pamela Wells.
There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pine Grove Cemetery in Brownfield with the Rev. Denis Dunn officiating. Donations may be made in memory of Charlena to the Fryeburg Rescue or to the Brownfield Community Church.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

8/6
CONWAY -- Wilfred J. Rajotte, 97, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at Merriman House in North Conway.
Wilfred was born and educated in Lawrence, Mass., and was a resident of Methuen for many years before moving to Tucson, Ariz., in 1995 and North Conway in 1998. He was employed by Moorehouse Baking Co. Betsy Ross Bread in Lawrence for over 33 years. He also owned Rajotte Variety Store in Methuen, Mass., for 30 years, and was employed by Mobile Patrol Security Associates and Lords Poultry Farm in Methuen. He was an attendant of St. Mary's and St. Theresa's Church. He was a member of St. Theresa's Church Holy Name Society and a member of the Methuen Senior Center.
He was widower of Beatrice B. (Bourgeois) Rajotte. He is survived by daughters Claire Messier, of North Conway, and Beatrice and husband Joseph Zappala, of Richford, Vt.; one son, Richard Rajotte, of Glen; sisters Corinne Early, of Andover, and Bertha Clarke, of Salem; brother, Eugene Rajotte, of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held today (Monday) at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lawrence, Mass.


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