Brownfield - Phyllis Greene Fortier, 83 years of age, of Brownfield,
died Monday, Nov. 26, at the Bridgton Health Care Center.
She was born in South Tamworth on June 25, 1918, a daughter of Frank
and Viola Vittum Greene. She and her brothers, Walter and Clyde, were doubly
blessed as they were brought up by grandparents Otis and Bertha Vittum,
uncle and aunt Alfred and Mildred Vittum, and a great-grandmother, Mary
Ann Magoon, as well as parents, all living in the large family farmhouse.
She graduated from Tamworth High School and also the Concord Business
College in Concord.
She and Carroll W. Fortier of Chocorua were married for 52 years. Their
wedding on Sept. 19, 1937, was at her grandparents' home.
She was the personal secretary to Frank E. and Robert H. Kennett of
Conway for several years.
In 1954, she and her husband moved to Whittier, Calif., where she became
executive secretary at C.F. Braun and Co. Engineering in Alhambra, Calif.,
for 20 years. She worked for the school board of education and district
superintendent of schools of Fullerton Elementary School District, retiring
in 1980. After retiring, she worked as substitute secretary for Alhambra
School District until 1988.
Her husband died in 1989, at which time she spent some time in the
high desert in Phelan, Calif., with her brother, Clyde F. Greene. In 1995,
she moved to Brownfield to be with her brother, Walter A. Greene.
Her hobbies were growing beautiful roses, embroidering all types of
home linens, and being actively involved with the St. Matthias Episcopal
Church in Whittier.
She is survived by her two brothers, Walter A. Greene of Brownfield,
and Clyde F. Greene of Salt Lake City, Utah; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no services at this time. Burial will be at the Rose
Hills Memorial Park in Whittier.
Arrangements are by the York Funeral Chapel of Cornish, Maine.
Loretta Eade McKinney, 92, of Leelynn Circle, Londonderry, died Saturday,
Nov. 24, 2001, at the Ridgewood Center, Bedford, following a short illness.
She was born on Aug. 27, 1909, in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of the
late James C. and Anna J. (Sullivan) Eade.
Before her marriage, she was a shoe designer and a Powers model in
Boston, Mass. She was a resident of Londonderry since 1944, formerly living
in Needham, Mass.
She was very active in civic affairs. She was a charter member of the
Londonderry Chamber of Commerce, a founder of the original Londonderry
Taxpayers Association, past president of the Londonderry Historical Society,
a secretary of the New Hampshire Historical Association, past president
of the #7 School and the Central School's PTAs, a founding member of the
Londonderry Athletic and Civic Association, an instructor in the Red Cross
swim program, a 4-H leader, a member of the Manchester Memorial Booster
Club, and a Londonderry correspondent to the Derry Star.
She enjoyed politics, Red Sox baseball, reading and corresponding with
family and the many friends she and her husband had made during their travels
in the winter months. She loved gardening, bird watching and entertaining.
She was an excellent cook, often providing for others in time of need.
She is survived by two daughters, Betsy McKinney, of Londonderry; Deana
McKinney McKee, of Bartlett; and one grandson Matthew Howard, of Bartlett
and Durham. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Bernard G.
McKinney in 1989, and by one sister, Arlene Eade Qualters in 1981.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, Nov. 27,
at 10 a.m. at St. Jude's Parish, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry. Burial
will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Londonderry.
Friends may call this evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Peabody
Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Londonderry
Firefighters Relief Association, C/O Londonderry Fire Department, 280 Mammoth
Road, Londonderry, NH 03053, or the Londonderry Leach Library, Mammoth
Road, Londonderry, NH 03053.
To view an online memorial, send a condolence, or for more information,
please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.
Audrey B. Purinton, 69, of Lovell, Maine, died Thursday Nov. 22, 2001.
She was born in Portland, the daughter of Lester and Stella McLaughlin
Bragg, grew up in West Falmouth, Maine, and was educated in Falmouth schools.
Audrey lived in Connecticut for a short time and has lived in Lovell
since 1958. Audrey was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, reading and was
very active with the Fryeburg-Lovell VFW Auxiliary. She is survived by
her husband of 51 years, Cliff Purinton of Lovell; two sons, Guy Purinton
and John Purinton, both of Sweden, Maine; two daughters, Linda Jegreus
and Cindy Tripp, both of Sweden; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours. Services will be held at the convenience
of the family.
Donations may be made in memory of Audrey to the Stoneham Rescue, Stoneham,
ME 04231. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Hortense Levy Coalla, 88, of Fort Wayne, Ind., died Nov. 18, 2001, in
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after a long illness.
Co-founder of Yield House Gift and Furniture Manufacturing Shop, Ms.
Coalla came to North Conway in 1946 with then-husband Bill Levy. They bought
the oldest house in town and renovated it, and Hortense had an antique
shop in the front section of the house.
She was predeceased by her parents and her sister.
She is survived by her brother, Dick Holmes; two nieces; and one nephew.
Margaret M. Abbott, 84, of Jackson died November 19, 2001, at Rhode
Island Hospital in Providence, R.I. Born in Providence, the daughter of
Elmer and Margaret (Tarpey) Smith, she lived in South Attleboro, Mass.,
prior to moving to Jackson in 1964.
She had been a hostess at Heritage New Hampshire in Glen for several
The family includes a son, Walter H. Worthington of Warwick, R.I.;
four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a nephew; and a grand-nephew.
Her first husband, Walter H. Worthington, and her second husband, Herman
M. Abbott, predeceased her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. in Our
Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in the Jackson
Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Manning-Heffern
Funeral Home in Pawtucket, R.I., and Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Furber
and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be sent to the R.I. Heart Association, 40 Broad Street,
Pawtucket, R.I. 02860, in Mrs. Abbott's memory.
Conrad (Connie) Potter, 73, of Issaquah, Wash., passed away Friday,
Nov. 2, 2001, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Wash.
He was born Oct. 18, 1928, at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, the
son of the late Charles (Bill) Potter and Louise Leavitt Potter Surko.
Conrad graduated from Kennett High School in 1946 and left immediately
to serve in the U.S. Navy. Upon discharge from the navy, he attended Plymouth
Teachers College, receiving his bachelor's degree in political science.
Conrad began his career in educational administration as superintendent
of schools in Klawack, Alaska. While in Klawack, he married Mary Jean Stanley.
They spent three summers in Missoula, Mont., where Conrad studied for his
master's degree in education at Montana State University. After completing
his post-graduate studies, he served as the superintendent of schools for
the Kenai, Alaska, school district. In 1964, he was accepted into the doctoral
program at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., where he received his
doctorate of education.
After receiving his doctorate, Conrad served as a field representative
for the U.S. Department of Education for two years. Dr. Potter then began
a long affiliation with Central Washington State University, Ellensburg,
Wash. He served as chairman of the Department of Education, professor,
consultant, and supervisor of principal interns.
Conrad spent his high school years working and living at the Clarendon
Inn in Intervale, and was interested in building a similar New England
style in outside of Seattle, Wash. He followed that interest by pursuing
and earning degrees in hotel and restaurant management and culinary arts.
In 1987, Conrad Mary Jean and Con's sister, Marilyn Potter Olsen, established
The Old Honey Farm Country Inn Partnership in Snoqualmie, Wash. The inn
was featured in several bed and breakfast publications and enjoyed some
glowing restaurant reviews during their 10-year ownership.
Conrad is survived by his wife, Mary Jean; his sister, Marilyn Potter
Olsen, of Conway; his sons, Keedo (Harold) Potter of Bullhead City, Ariz.,
Steve (Carol) Potter of Ellensburg, Wash.; grandchildren, Jeremy (Ana)
Potter and Jaime Potter; nephew Gilbert Olsen Jr. of San Jose, Calif.;
several cousins; and one aunt, Esther (Howard) Potter of Redstone. Conrad
was predeceased in death by his son, John Potter, and his parents.
Edward Allen McInnis, 75, of Stow, Maine, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001,
at his home. He was born in North Conway, the son of Edward and Erma Abbott
McInnis. Edward left school at an early age to join the army during World
War II. He returned from the service and moved to Stow, where he worked
logging, and later worked for Audley Construction and Mike Valladares as
a truck driver. He worked many years for Alvin Coleman as a heavy equipment
operator. He was a member of the Fryeburg American Legion. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing, carving, whittling, playing guitar, and the family said he was
Edward is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bernice Smith McInnis of
Stow; four sons, Allen I McInnis of North Lovell, Francis G. McInnis of
Howland, Maine, Wayne McInnis of Stow, and Gary S. McInnis of Fryeburg,
Maine; one daughter, Elizabeth "Buttons" Greene of Brownfield, Maine; one
brother, Russell McInnis of Madison; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
There will be no visiting hours. Services will be held at the convenience
of the family.
Donations may be made in memory of Edward to the Fryeburg Rescue, P.O.
Box 177, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or to the Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice
Foundation, 127 Pottle Road, Oxford, ME 04270.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
TAMWORTH - Robert Eastwick, 89, of Great Hill Road in Tamworth, died
Nov. 15, 2001, at the Mayflower Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Plymouth,
He was born Aug. 17, 1912, in Winchester, Mass., the son of the late
Charles and Belle Madeline (Hedges) Eastwick. Bob lived in South Tamworth
where he owned and operated Eastwick's General Store before moving to Tamworth
Village, where he lived for many years. He was a graduate of the Wentworth
Institute in Boston, Mass., and had worked as a builder in Tamworth for
most of his life. He took great pride in the renovation of Union Hall in
Bob also served his country during World War II, serving in the U.S.
He was predeceased by his wife Bertha (Robinson) Eastwick. He is survived
by his daughter, Joy Khoshabjian of Plymouth, Mass.; a granddaughter, Charlene
Khoshabjian of Plymouth, Mass.; a grandson, Robert Khoshabjian of West
Roxbury, Mass.; and two great-grandsons, Dennis and Phillip Khoshabjian,
both of West Roxbury, Mass.
There will be no calling hours. Burial will be in the Chocorua Cemetery,
Chocorua. Lord Funeral Home in Center Ossipee is in charge of arrangements.
CONWAY - Paul A. Rodenhiser, 69, of Conway, died Nov. 12, 2001, at the
Memorial Hospital in North Conway after a long illness.
Born in Melrose, Mass., the son of Carl and Marion (Johnson) Rodenhiser,
he grew up in West Newbury, Mass. He lived in Logan, Utah, Meredith, NH,
Beverly, Mass., and Wilton, Conn., before moving to Conway in 1966.
Mr. Rodenhiser graduated from Central High School in West Newbury,
Mass., in 1950. He received his bachelor of science degree at Utah State
University and his master of education from Northeastern University in
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean
A retired educator, he started his career as a social studies teacher
at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith in 1957 and later became an administrative
assistant and then assistant professor at Northeastern University. In 1965
he was director of instruction at Wilton (Conn.) High School and then became
principal of Kennett High School in Conway for 22 years before his retirement
Mr. Rodenhiser was a member of Kappa Delta Phi at Northeastern University
Graduate School; National Association of Secondary School Principals; NH
Association of School Principals; and the Conway Education Association.
Locally, he was former program chairman and treasurer of the North
Conway Rotary Club; a member of the Conway School Board for several years;
a member of the board of trustees of the Pequawket Foundation; a former
advisor to the Explorer Scouts; and a den master of the Cub Scouts.
The family includes wife of 48 years, Betty (Hamilton) Rodenhiser,
of Conway; and three sons, Glen A. Rodenhiser, of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.,
Craig R. Rodenhiser, of Rangeley, Maine, and Paul A Rodenhiser Jr., of
San Diego, Calif. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Kayla and Jacob
Rodenhiser; a brother, Carl L. Rodenhiser, of Peabody, Mass.; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the First Church
of Christ Congregational in North Conway. Burial will be Friday at 11 a.m.
in the Bridge Street Cemetery in West Newbury, Mass. Visiting hours will
be Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be sent to
the Paul A. Rodenhiser Scholarship Fund, c/o Kennett High School, 176 Main
Street, Conway, NH 03818.
Albert F. Massey, 69, of Ossipee, died Nov. 11, 2001, at the Mountain
View Nursing Home in Ossipee, where he has been a resident since 1969.
Born in Wolfeboro on Feb. 18, 1932, son of the late William and Barbara
(Young) Massey, he had lived in Wolfeboro all of his life until he became
a resident at Mountain View Nursing Home.
Mr. Massey is survived by a brother, Roland Massey of Rochester; a
sister, Jean Rankin of Fortville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at Pine
Hill Cemetery in Wolfeboro. Rev. Wilbur Hartford will officiate.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Homes and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro and
West Ossipee is in charge of the arrangements.
Bruce A. Lord, 58, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died Nov. 11, 2001, at
his home after a long illness with cancer.
He was born in Bridgton, Maine, a son of Walter and Charlotte Lord,
and grew up in Fryeburg, Maine. He was a member of the Fryeburg New Church
He served 22 years in the United States Air Force, and after retiring,
settled in Florida and worked at several golf courses.
Surviving are his wife Jeannette, of Fort Walton Beach, and mother
Charlotte Lord of Fryeburg; three sons, Nicholas of St. Louis, Mo., Jarrod
of Tampa, Fla., and Jason of Grapevine, Texas; two sisters, Deborah Dolley
and Jane Dutton, both of Fryeburg; and four brothers, Dale Lord of Accokeek,
Md., Terry of Mechanic Falls, Maine, Murray of Polly's Island, S.C., and
Gene Lord of Denmark, Maine.
There will be a memorial service on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2001, at 7:30
p.m. at the Fryeburg New Church on Oxford Street.
Roger H. Busch, 70 of Center Ossipee died Nov. 9, 2001, surrounded by
his loving family at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro after a long battle
with Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy (PSP), a rare degenerative muscular
Born in Spring Hill, Minn., the son of the late Bernard and Margaret
(Fernholtz) Busch, he moved to Center Ossipee in 1958.
Mr. Busch was a Korean War veteran serving from 1951 to 1954, specializing
in Morse code interception.
His many business interests involved owning and operating two laundry
centers, building construction, land development, which included the Indian
Mound Golf Course, the Bluffs and College Park housing developments, the
creation of Lakewood Station Antiques, and in the mid-eighties, the founding
of Busch Real Estate. He retired in 1996 due to illness.
His community involvement included selectman for the town of Ossipee
for three consecutive terms from 1971 through 1979 and an 11-year member
of the Whittier Lions Club, serving two presidential terms.
Roger's personal interests were boating on Ossipee Lake, an avid pilot,
flying his plane and spending time with his grandsons.
Predeceased by a brother, Clarence Busch, an infant son, and brothers-in-law
Daniel A. Hayford and Willard J. Staples.
The family includes his wife of 47 years, Priscilla "Buddy" Busch of
Center Ossipee; two daughters, Deborah Fischbein and her husband Daniel,
and Bernadette Trahan and her friend John Kelly of Center Ossipee; a brother,
Jerry Busch and his wife Millie of Elk River, Minn.; three grandsons, Josh
Fischbein of Sanbornville, Charles "Ash" Fischbein of Wolfeboro, and Mathew
Trahan of Center Ossipee; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful
companion Ziggy, the family dachshund.
Calling hours were Monday evening, Nov. 12, at the Baker-Gagne Funeral
Home and Cremation Service, Route 16, West Ossipee. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at St. Joseph's Church in Center
Donations may be made to VNA Hospice of Southern Carroll County and
Vicinity, P.O. Box 1620 Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee
is in charge of the arrangements.
Priscilla Plummer Forrest Philbrick of Silver Lake died Nov. 10, 2001,
after a short illness.
She was born March 23, 1902, in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of Henry
E. Plummer and Ethel Harmon Plummer. Priscilla was married first to Isaiah
Lord Forrest, her husband for 42 years, who died in 1967, and subsequently,
to her second husband of seven years, Frank H. Philbrick, who died in 1977.
Her two sisters, Katherine P. Bartlett Richardson and Elizabeth F. Waterbury,
Priscilla was an active person throughout her long life. A graduate
of Lynn Classical High School, she attended the Conservatory of Music in
Boston, Mass., prior to her marriage in 1925. She taught piano in Madison
for many years and sang in the Madison Church choir. She remained a member
in the Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years and, similarly, was
a member of long standing in the Women's Club. She also was a member of
the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Priscilla is survived by her three children: a son, George N. and Marcia
H. Forrest, and their three daughters and families; a daughter, Elizabeth
F. and Dr. William H. Annis, and their three sons and families; and a son,
Henry N. and Susan E. Forrest, and their two sons and daughter and families.
These families include nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren Two
nephews, Philip W. Bartlett and his wife Martha of Florida and David C.
Waterbury and his wife Claudia of Nevada; and cousin, Janet Gerry Vincik
and her husband, Henry, of Springvale, Iowa, survive her.
A memorial service will be held November 13, 2001, at 2 p.m. in the
Madison Church. There will be no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be sent to the Madison Church Memorial Fund, Madison, NH 03849.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
Roland M. "Maxie" Sanphy, 67, of Intervale, died Nov. 8, 2001, at the
Memorial Hospital in North Conway after a brief illness. Born in North
Conway, the son of Roland and Alberta (Howard) Sanphy, he was a lifelong
Mr. Sanphy was a self-employed contractor in the Mount Washington Valley
for most of his life.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran of the Korean War and a member of North
Conway American Legion Post 95.
Maxie was an avid hunter, fisherman, talented craftsman, devoted family
man and always willing to help out those in need.
The family includes: his wife of 43 years, Janet (Burke) Sanphy of
Intervale; two daughters, Lynne M. Sanphy of North Conway and Rebecca S.
Pelchat and her husband, Steve, of Intervale; four grandchildren, Jeremy
"Rocky" Fall, and his fiancee, Ryan Frechette, Joseph Fall, Ashley Fall
and her fiancee, Brian Flynn, and Nicole Pelchat; his mother, Alberta H.
Sanphy of North Conway; two brothers, Douglas W. Sanphy of North Conway
and Ronald Sanphy of Conway; two sisters, Marilyn W. Merrill of North Conway
and Ellen Foley of North Conway; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Carolyn Gray, in 1978.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Glen Cemetery.
There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to Jen's Friends,
P.O. Box 1842, North Conway, NH
Hubert R. Noyes Sr., 77, died Nov. 6, 2001, at a Bangor hospital. He
was born in Waite, Maine, Sept. 22, 1924, the son of Vinal Sr. and Ruby
Hubert was a Registered Maine Master Guide for over 50 years. His passion
for all things outdoor will be sadly missed by all those who enjoyed the
many hours spent in the woods and on the water with him. A natural story-teller,
he loved to regale people with humorous tales.
Hubert is survived by Margaret Noyes of Waite, his wife of 53 years;
one daughter, Ruby Hagen of Littleton; two sons, Jeffery and his wife Joanna
of Tamworth, and Hubert Jr. and his wife, Dawn of Alexander, Maine; grandchildren,
Judson Noyes and wife Tracey, Jonathan Noyes and Joy, Tricia Noyes, Trina
Nielsen, June Nielsen, Katrina Hagen; one great-grandchild, Kyle Noyes;
one sister, Lola Piers; three brothers, Vinal Noyes, Leonard Noyes and
Walter Noyes; and many friends.
A graveside remembrance service will be held at a later date to be
Judith Ann Mersereau, 55, of Holly Hill, Fla., died Nov. 6, 2001, at
Halifax Medical Center. She was born in Waltham, Mass., and resided in
Sudsbury, Mass., for 30 years. She had lived in Florida since 1995, coming
from North Conway. She attended school in Sudsbury, and was a member of
Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Survivors are her mother, Rita Eisner,
of Holly Hill; sons, James of Norwich, Conn., John of Portsmouth, and Joshua
of North Conway; daughter, Jessica Montgomery of Dorchester, Mass.; brothers,
James Eisner of Albuquerque, N.M., Frederick Eisner of Daytona Beach, Fla.,
and John Riley of Hudson, Mass.; and one sister, Christine Cavanagh of
Hopkinton, Mass. She is also survived by her ex-husband, James Mersereau
of North Conway.
Dale Woodward Funeral Home of Holly Hill is in charge of arrangements.
CONWAY - Thomas L. Boudreau, 57, of East Conway Road, died Tuesday,
Nov. 6, 2001, at the Bridgton Hospital.
He was born in Saugus, Mass., the son of William and Ruth Dumas Boudreau,
and graduated from Saugus High School. He lived in Wakefield Mass., for
many years and worked as a mechanic for the Melrose Fire Department and
was also a truck driver. He moved to Center Conway in 1983 and worked for
Glen Builders, PAC 2000, and Hussey Farms. In his early years Thomas was
a race car driver. He enjoyed playing the guitar, western music, NASCAR
racing and dirt-bike racing.
Thomas was predeceased by his wife, Judith Sullivan Boudreau, in 1998,
and by two daughters, Leann Boudreau and Betsy Boudreau. He is survived
by one daughter, Shannon Boudreau of North Conway, two brothers, Richard
Boudreau of Byfield, Mass., and William "Sony" Boudreau of Everett, Mass.;
and five grandchildren.
One hour of visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at the
Wood Funeral Home in Fryeburg. A funeral will be held Friday at 7 p.m.
at the funeral home.
Frank J. Barton, 87, of West Brownfield died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at
the Maine Medical Center. Frank was born in Brownfield the son of Harry
A. Barton Sr. and Estelle Harvey Barton, and attended schools in Brownfield.
At the age of 15, he started working in the woods. He later owned and operated
Barton's Dairy Farm for 30 years and was the last dairy farmer in Brownfield.
Frank enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and especially gardening. He attended
the Assembly of God Church in Kezar Falls.
According to the Guinness book of World Records, the smallest church
in the world was built in Brownfield by Frank's parents. Frank married
Myrna Eastman on June 7, 1936, in that church. He was predeceased by his
wife in 1977, and a son, Harvey Barton in 1994. He is survived by two sons,
Franklin Barton of Albany Township, Maine, Roger Barton of West Brownfield;
one daughter, Fran Parsons of West Brownfield; nine grandchildren, six
great-grandchildren, and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, at
the Kezar Falls Assembly of God Church, with Rev. Herbert Wilcox officiating.
Donations may be made in memory of Frank to the Kezar Falls Assembly
of God Church, Kezar Falls, ME 04047
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Martha Ann Burke, 67, of North Conway, died Nov. 4, 2001, at the home
of her son in Fryeburg, Maine, after a long illness. Born in North Conway,
the daughter of Raymond and Martha (Eastman) Garland, she was a lifelong
resident of North Conway.
She graduated from Kennett High School in Conway and had been a waitress
at the New England Inn for several years. She also worked at the former
Carroll County Hardware Store in North Conway and at J&J Floor Covering
in Redstone for several years. Prior to her illness, she had been employed
at Sid's Valley Food and Beverage in North Conway for two years.
The family includes: two sons, Stephen R. Burke Jr. of Fryeburg and
Scott B. Burke of Casco, Maine; two daughters, Stephanie A. Fougere of
East Conway and Sharon L. Cook of Conway; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
a sister, Elizabeth "Katie" Chauvin of Dudley, Mass.; a brother, Raymond
J. Garland Jr. of Sun City, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 10 a.m. in the
Kearsarge Cemetery with the Rev. Donald Nickerson officiating. Visiting
hours will be today, Nov. 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral
Home in North Conway. Donations may be sent to the Memorial Hospital Chemotherapy
Department, P.O. Box 5001, North Conway, NH 03860-5001.
Daniel W. Reddy, 64, of Nashua, died accidentally on Nov. 3.
He was the husband of Barbara (Knox) Reddy, with whom he celebrated
their 28th anniversary on Oct. 20, 2001.
He was born in Melrose, Mass., on Oct. 10, 1937, the son of Irma (Coburn)
Reddy of Hyannis, Mass., and the late Daniel W. Reddy Sr.
He was educated in the Manchester School system and graduated from
Central High School Class of 1955, and Boston University Class of 1959.
He served in the N.H. National Guard. Mr. Reddy was employed as a certified
quality control manager for Summitt Packaging Co. in Manchester for over
30 years, retiring in 1999. After his retirement, Mr. Reddy had three articles
published and was an avid golfer and a member of the North Conway Country
Besides his wife and mother, he leaves a daughter, Danelle Reddy of
Delray, Fla.; two stepsons, Bruce Fox and his wife, Dr. Nancy Pratt of
Hopkinton, Mass., and Richard Fox and his wife, Janet Testa-Fox of Hollis;
four sisters, Janet Reddy-Willoughby and her husband David of Martha's
Vineyard, Mass., Joyce Reddy Bradbee and her husband George of Colchester,
Vt., Cynthia Roderick of Green Belt, Md., and Marcia Reddy of Palano, Tx;
two grandchildren, Brandon Fox and Alexander Fox; and several nieces and
Calling hours will be Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to
9 p.m. at the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, Nashua. Services are Thursday,
Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial is Saturday, Nov. 10, at
10 a.m. at Conway Village Cemetery. Those wishing to make contributions
in his memory may make them to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Giving
Program. Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Suite 501,
Bedford, NH 03110-5032.
Charlotte C. Hartman, 88, of Lovell, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Maine
Medical Center. She was born in Denver, Colo., the daughter of Dr. Edgar
Francis Conant and Rose Little Conant.
She attended Colorado Women's College and Antioch College and graduated
from Ohio State University. She received her masters degree from Colombia
University in Library Science. She was the head school librarian for the
state of Rhode Island, also the librarian at St. Mary's University in San
Antonio, Texas, and lastly was librarian for St. Mary's County in Lexington
Park, Md. Charlotte lived in St. Inigoes, Md., for many years and spent
summers in Lovell since 1934. In 1972, she moved permanently to Maine and
co-owned with her husband a business they named Hartmart-Stamp and Antiques.
She was also past president and secretary of the Charlotte Hobbs Library
Charlotte was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Donald George Hartman
and a son, Edward. She is survived by one son, Bruce Hartman of Lovell.
At Charlotte's request there will be no service.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Mrs. Flora L. Taylor Bissett, 91, formerly of Gorham, passed away on
Thursday evening, Nov. 1, 2001, at Sunbridge Health and Rehabilitation
Center in North Conway. She was born in Canada on Nov. 27, 1909, the daughter
of Alfred and Delia (Laplante) Taylor, and was a lifelong resident of Gorham.
Mrs. Bissett loved the outdoors and gardening. She was a member of Holy
Members of the family include her daughter, Jean Hale, of Pinedale,
Wyo; six grandchildren, Lisa Montminy of Gorham, Steve Lavoie of North
Conway, Michael Lavoie of Berlin, Merrily Lepage of Gorham, Mark St. Germain
of Gorham and Scott St. Germain of Manchester; six great-grandchildren,
Linda Montminy, Ella Montminy, Heather Lepage and Tiffany Lepage, all of
Gorham, and Kyle St. Germain and Karl St. Germain, both of Manchester.
She was predeceased by her husband, Chester Bissett, who passed away on
Nov. 25, 1982, a daughter, Linda Lavoie, and a brother, Wifred Taylor.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2001, at noon at
the Bryant Funeral Home, 1 Promenade Street, Gorham, with interment in
the Holy Family Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral
home on Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon, prior to the funeral
service. Anyone who wishes may contribute to a charity of one's choice
in her memory.
Mary-Pat Hennelly, 64, of North Conway, died November 3, 2001, at the
Memorial Hospital. Born in Dothan, Alabama, the daughter of James and Opal
(Childre) Regan, she lived in New York City all of her life prior to moving
to North Conway in 1997.
Mrs. Hennelly worked for Steuben Glass and American Airlines for many
She was an avid reader, gardener, loved animals and enjoyed equestrian
The family includes: two daughters, Erin M. DiStefano of Waltham, Mass.,
and Childre M. Hennelly of North Conway; two sisters, Anne Milke of San
Diego, Calif., and Linda Basedow of Baldwin, N.Y.; and many close friends
in New York and North Conway.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in Our
Lady of the Mountains Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be Monday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9
p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Paula Kann Valar, 79, of Franconia died at home on Friday, Nov. 2, 2001,
from complications of a stroke.
She was born in Vienna, Austria, Feb. 1, 1922, the daughter of Dr.
Leo and Stefanie (Tschauner) Kann.
She immigrated to the United States in 1940 and settled in North Conway,
where she trained under Skimeister Hannes Schneider and had a successful
alpine ski racing career. Among other accomplishments, she won six consecutive
Harvey Gibson Trophy Races on Mount Cranmore (1942-1947) and in 1946 she
became the first woman to win the Golden Cannon Pin, racing top to bottom
on Cannon Mountain. She was the 1946 U.S. National Downhill Champion. She
was named to the U.S. Ski Team in 1947 and in 1948 she competed for the
United States in the Winter Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
In 1950, she married Paul S. Valar of Davos, Switzerland. They made
their home in Franconia, where together they raised four daughters and
operated the Franconia Ski School on Cannon Mountain, the Mittersill Sport
Shop, and Valar Sports in Franconia. They summered in East Wallingford,
Vt., where they restored and ran a 265-acre dairy farm until 1975.
In 1953, she became the first female certification examiner for what
is now the Professional Ski Instructors of America. She developed a children's
ski teaching method which was featured in LIFE Magazine in 1962. In 1970,
she was inducted into the National Ski Hall of Fame in Ishpeming, Mich.
She was past president of the Franconia Notch Chamber of Commerce,
ran a property management company and was an active realtor. She taught
skiing and German at the White Mountain School in Bethlehem, where she
also served as trustee. She was instrumental in the founding of the New
England Ski Museum in Franconia Notch and championed innumerable other
causes. Her civic contributions were recognized in 2000 when she was named
the New England Regional Winner of the Texaco Star Award.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Paul S. Valar; four daughters,
Stefanie B. Valar and her husband Edward A. Hauck of Lancaster, Penn.,
Victoria Valar and her husband, John E. Kelly of Breckenridge, Colo., Pia
Valar-Dugan and her husband Kenneth M. Dugan Jr. of Jackson, Wyo., and
Christina Valar Breen and her husband Yellow Light Breen on Winthrop, Maine;
and two grandchildren, Annina Valar Breen and Cannon Valar Breen.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001,
at the White Mountain School in Bethlehem at 2 p.m. in lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the Paula K. Valar Scholarship Fund,
c/o White Mountain School, 371 West Farm Road, Bethlehem, NH 03574.
Edna Merrill Philbrick passed away Oct. 30, 2001, at her home on South
Main Street, Newmarket. She was born in South Windham, Maine, on Dec. 28,
1905, and was the daughter of Quaker parents, Charles and Abby (Hawkes)
She graduated from Nasson College, Springvale, Maine, in 1926 with
a diploma in institutional dietetics. She taught elementary education in
Wells, Maine, Nottingham, Lee, and Newfields.
Mrs. Philbrick was past president of the Nottingham Women's Club and
a member of Pawtuccaway Grange of Nottingham and the Jeremiah Smith Grange
of Lee. She was a past member of Granite Chapter of Newfields and Exeter
chapters of the national Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She was also a member of the N.H. Society of Mayflower Descendents, the
Queen Esther Chapter of Eastern Star in Epping, and the Windham, Maine,
In March of last year, Edna was the recipient of a plaque celebrating
80 years of membership in the grange.
She is the widow of Fred B. Philbrick, who founded Waukeela Camp for
Girls in Eaton Center, and she became the owner in 1959 when Mr. Philbrick
She leaves no immediate family, but shared 24 years living with her
companion, Verna L. Moberg in Newmarket. Other survivors include a stepdaughter-in-law,
Kathy Harvey of Bennington, Vt. She was predeceased by a stepson, Joseph
Harvey, and a stepdaughter, Goldie Harvey Tudor of Great Falls, Mt. She
is survived by a niece, Doris Mullen of Dover, and nephews Herbert Philbrick
of South Berwick, Maine, and Richard Philbrick of Niskyuna, N.Y. She was
also predeceased by a nephew, Leonard Philbrick of Oceanside, Calif., who
died in December 2000.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family, and
burial will take place in Riverside Cemetery, Newmarket.
Rather than flowers, memorials may be made to the Durham Evangelical
Church, Durham, the Rockingham Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Care,
Exeter, or the Newmarket Fire and Rescue, 186 Main Street, Newmarket, NH
The Kent and Pelezar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter Street, Newmarket, is
assisting with arrangements.
Margaret Helen Champion, 101, of Center Ossipee, died Thursday, Nov.
1, 2001, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation, Wolfeboro, where she had
resided for several months.
She was born May 20, 1900, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late John
H. and Mary M. LaForce.
Mrs .Champion and her husband, the late Frederick R. Champion, lived
and raised their family is Swampscott, Mass., moving to Center Ossipee
Two sons, Donald R. Champion of Kingston, and Eugene F. Champion of
Somers, Conn., predeceased her.
She is survived by her daughter, Barbara J. O'Donnell, and son-in-law
Francis O'Donnell of North Sandwich; a son, Thomas F. Champion and daughter-in-law
Hilde Champion of Center Ossipee and Newburyport, Mass.; daughter-in-law
Marion Champion of Somers, Conn.; and daughter-in-law Dorothy Champion
Hanson of Barrington; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Parish, Center Ossipee.
Margaret's life journey, bridging three centuries, was full of change
and challenge. Through all, she persevered. In her later years, as she
remained independent and active around her home on Moultonville Road, she
was an inspiration to family, neighbors in Moultonville, and the community.
Her strength was nourished particularly by the love of and for her grandchildren,
praying the rosary, and her love of home, flowers, plants, birds, cats,
and other small critters. She will be missed by all.
Her life will be celebrated at a Funeral Mass, 12 noon, today, Nov.
3, 2001, at St. Joseph Church, Moultonville Road. Burial will follow at
the Grant Hill Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Brian Lord of Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee.
Francis J. "Frank" Lauzon, 57, of Tamworth died Nov. 2, 2001, at Memorial
Hospital in North Conway after a sudden illness. Born in Brockton, Mass.,
the son of George and Leona (Gagnon) Lauzon, he was raised in Halifax,
Mass., by his foster mother, Viola Parker. He lived in Whitman, Mass.,
for several years and in Gorham for 10 years before moving to the Mount
Washington Valley in 1993.
Mr. Lauzon was a U.S. Navy veteran in the Vietnam war; he had been
a free-lance writer while living in Massachusetts and also a self-employed
carpenter. He worked for Carroll County Mental Health for 13 years, retiring
as residential director in 1996. For the past few years, he assisted at
the Chocorua Camping Village.
Frank was a member and past commander of Ralph L. Shirley American
Legion Post 46 in Conway and a past commander of the Gorham post. At the
state level, he had been District 7 and District 8 past commander and the
The family includes his wife of 31 years, Mary J. Lauzon of Tamworth;
two sons, Peter D. Lauzon of Tamworth and Jason F. Lauzon of Ocoee, Fla.;
two grandsons, Jacob Lauzon of Tamworth and Jared Lauzon of Ocoee, Fla.;
a brother, George Lauzon of Newnan, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 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 Gilman Cemetery in Madison.
Visiting hours will be Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White
Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be sent to the Ralph L. Shirley American Legion Post
46 Scholarship Fund, Conway, NH 03818.
FRYEBURG, Maine - Helen Susan Ballard, 87, a resident of Hicks Assisted
Living Center, dies Friday, October 26, 2001, at the Bridgton Hospital.
Helen was predeceased by 10 siblings, and was the youngest daughter
of Horace and Lelia Douglas Ballard.
She was a lifelong resident of Fryeburg and graduated from Fryeburg
Academy, class of 1932.
For 21 years, Helen owned and operated Ballard's Restaurant in Fryeburg.
She later worked as a pastry cook for Fryeburg Academy.
Helen enjoyed crafts, and she attended the Fryeburg New Church.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Celia Ballard of Harrison; two
nieces, Louise Edson of Attleboro, Mass., and Doris Kamel of Weathersfield,
Vt.; four nephews, Donald Eastman of Springvale, Maine, Arte Fairbanks
of Manteca, Calif., Donald Ballard of Shelburne Falls, Mass., and Carlton
Ballard of Portland.A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday,
at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg, with the Rev. Kenneth Turley officiating.
Donations may be made in memory of Helen to the New Church Elevator
Fund, 4 Oxford St., Fryeburg, Maine, 04037.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Nancy (Brugman) Swansburg, 60, of Center Ossipee, died Oct. 25, 2001,
at her home. She was born Aug. 26, 1941, in Winthrop, Mass., the daughter
of the late Frank and Mary (Grace) Brugman. She attended local schools
in Winthrop and later graduated from Hitchcock Secretarial School. Nancy
was employed as a legal secretary. Nancy moved to Danvers, Mass., with
her husband, where they raised their children. She was a communicant of
St. Joseph's Church, Center Ossipee, a member of the Indian Mound Golf
Club, Center Ossipee, and Heritage Oak Golf Club, Sarasota, Fla.
Her family includes her husband of 37 years, George F. Swansburg of
Center Ossipee; a son, Christopher R. Swansburg of Barrington; seven grandchildren;
a sister, Carol Melley of Bourne, Mass.; a brother, Thomas C. Brugman of
Newport, R.I.; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son,
Stephen G. Swansburg, four weeks ago.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
held today, Oct. 27, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, Moultonville Road,
Center Ossipee. Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee,
is in charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Hospice of
Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
Kenneth W. White, 65, of Effingham, died Oct. 25, 2001, at his home
after a period of failing health. He was born June 15, 1936, in Salem,
Mass., and had lived in Middleton, Mass., for many years, moving to Effingham
in 1975. Ken had worked for Salem Suede Company for 24 years and purchased
the Indian Mound Irving Station in 1979, which he and his wife operated
until retiring last month.
Ken was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean Conflict. He was a member
of the Jordan Lodge AF&AM, Peabody, Mass., and was a member of the
former Ossipee Elks, Ossipee.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Diane (Brown) White of Effingham;
four sons, Kenneth W. White Jr. of Peabody, Mass., Robert A. White of Derry,
Wayne W. White of Center Ossipee, and John D. White of Mississippi; 13
grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home,
50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Burial will be in the Chickville
Cemetery in Center Ossipee.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Ossipee Concerned Citizens,
Center Ossipee, NH 03814.
J. Robert Thoms of Freeport, Maine, formerly of Eaton, died peacefully
at his home with his family.
He leaves his wife, Pauline Thoms of Sarasota, Fla.; a son, William
F. Thoms III and his wife, Sandy, of Eaton; two daughters, Lizette Snyder
of Eaton and Gretchen Thoms of India; three step-daughters, Karen Johnson
of Center Conway, Gail Johnson of Sarasota, Fla., and Beth Enwright of
Lutz, Fla.; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Preston H. Sanborn, 74, of Gorham, Maine, and formerly of Northeast
Carry, Maine, died Oct. 22, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Portland, Maine.
He was born Sept. 9, 1927, in Limington, Maine, a son of Warren N.
and Bertha E. Stone Sanborn.
Mr. Sanborn was educated in Westbrook, Maine, schools and served in
the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He worked at S.D. Warren Paper Mill of Westbrook for 42 years, retiring
in 1987. He was a member of Westbrook American Legion and North Bay Road
Association of Rockwood, Maine.
Mr. Sanborn was an avid hunter and fisherman.
His wife of 21 years, Lillian E. Sanborn, died Dec 31, 1992.
Surviving are one daughter, Ellen Sanborn of Gorham; one step-daughter,
Shirley Johnson of Gorham; one brother, Warren N. Sanborn Jr. of Brownfield,
Maine; one sister, Geneva Tedford of Westbrook; two step-grandchildren;
and six nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, at
Neal and York Funeral Home, 12 High Street, Kezar Falls, Maine. Burial
will be in Riverside Cemetery, Cornish, Maine. Donations may be made to
North Bay Road Association, c/o Christiansen, 91 Nash Road, Windham, ME
Joan (Moore) Buck, 67, died Oct. 22, 2001, from injuries sustained in
an automobile accident in Cornish, Maine. She was born Oct. 8, 1934, in
Peterborough, and lived in the Sunapee and Claremont area of New Hampshire
for several years, later moving to West Ossipee. Joan had moved to Cornish
within the past year. Joan worked as a stitcher at Wicker's Sportswear
in Wolfeboro, and was known for her love of bingo.
She is survived by her daughters, Debra Boyd of Center Ossipee, and
Beryl Cleveland of Ayer, Mass.; her grandchildren, Jason Haywood, Joshua
St. Denis, Justin St. Denis, Matthew Boyd, Jillian Boyd and Ian Boyd. She
is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, and was predeceased by
a daughter, Marie Lefebvre.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be Saturday,
Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center
David Harriman, 66, died unexpectedly October 21, 2001, at his home
in Gorham, Maine.
Born October 29, 1934, in North Waterford, Maine, he was the son of
Wilbert F. and Hallie McKeen Harriman. Mr. Harriman lived most of his life
in the state of his birth.
A graduate of Fryeburg Academy and Southern Maine Vocational Technical
Institute, he was a senior customer engineer for the IBM Corporation for
33 years. He also served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953
to 1956, during the Korean conflict.
In 1957, he married Elaine H. Anderson from Fryeburg, Maine, and the
couple was married for 44 years.
Dave was a wonderful friend and neighbor to all who knew him. One of
his most favorite pastimes was traveling with his wife, especially to the
Boothbay Harbor region, where they enjoyed many vacations together. Surviving
besides his wife of Gorham are two daughters, Cynthia H. Ingram of Norway,
Maine, and Cathryn H. Harriman, of Scarborough, Maine; one sister, Hope
H. Birkbeck of Conway; one grandson, Kyle Ingram; and one granddaughter,
Cameron Ingram, both of Norway.
There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at
11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 34 River Road,
Windham, Maine. Rev. Harold Shepard will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations may
be made in his name to: The Gorham Rescue, 270 Main Street, Gorham, Maine
Charles Whitney Record of Tamworth passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001,
at Memorial Hospital in North Conway at the age of 87. Charles was born
on Aug. 20, 1914 in Smithfield, N.Y., the son of the late Alden Rolland
Record and Amy (Campbell) Record.
Charles was a longtime resident of Fenner, N.Y., where he was a self-employed
farmer raising dairy cattle, beef stock, and turkeys with his wife, Beryl
(Wilson) Record. He was an active member in town government for many years.
He was a founding member and chairman of the zoning board of appeals. He
served as a member of the board of directors of the Oneida-Madison Electric
Cooperative for 28 years, and was vice president of the board of directors
for the New York State Rural Electric Cooperative. He was also actively
involved in the operation and maintenance of the Peterboro Cemetery. Charlie
was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed hunting on his farm and fishing
at his camp in Rossie, N.Y.
Charlie married Jean Aspinall in 1990 and moved with Jean to Tamworth
to care for her after she suffered a stroke in 1994.
Charles was predeceased by his first wife, Beryl, and by a stepson,
Gregory Aspinall. He is survived by his wife, Jean (Aspinall) record, and
by a stepson, Scott Aspinall.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held at a
later date in New York.
Irving "Ike" Meredith of Sandwich passed away on Oct. 20, 2001, at his
home in Sandwich at the age of 80. He was born May 5, 1921, in Boston,
Mass., the son of the late Irving and Lois (Woodley) Meredith. He was a
graduate of Kimball Union Academy in Meridian, and later attended Boston
University and Tufts University, both in Boston.
"Ike" lived in Milton, Mass., and later moved to Littleton, Mass.,
where he began an insurance career with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
as an insurance broker. He later worked for the Fred C. Church Insurance
Company in Littleton for many years. Later in his career, he moved to Hillsboro,
N.H., and eventually retired to his home in Sandwich more than 20 years
During WWII, "Ike" served his country in the U.S. Army as a sergeant
major in the 10th Mountain Division, 87th Infantry. Prior to his military
duty in WWII, he worked as a hut master for the Appalachian Mountain Club.
Mr. Meredith also was a member of the coast guard auxiliary. He was a member
and past president of the Sandwich Historical Society, a member of the
Sandwich Fair Committee, the St. Andrew's Society of N.H. and Vt., and
he volunteered with the N.H. Marine Patrol. He also served as past master
of the Pomona Grange of Mass., and was a member of the Masonic Order in
He was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara (Puffer) Meredith, and
later his second wife, Nancy (Lear) Meredith. He is survived by his children,
Irving P. Meredith of Moultonboro, Willis C. Meredith of Methuen, Mass.,
and Lois J. Meredith of Concord; and five grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lord
Funeral Home in Wolfeboro. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, Oct.
25, at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret's Anglican Church in Conway. Burial services
will be Friday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Milton Cemetery in Milton, Mass.
Donations in his memory may be made to the New England Ski Museum in
Franconia, or St. Margaret's Church in Conway.
Rita A. Garland, 72, of North Conway, died Oct. 18, 2001, at the Maine
Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Born in North Conway, the daughter of
Arthur and Irene (Toussaint) Frechette, she was a lifelong resident of
Mrs. Garland had been a telephone operator with New England Telephone
Company in the early 1950's.
She married Kenneth Garland on May 15, 1948, and he predeceased her
The family includes: four sons, Ronald K. Garland of Griswold, Conn.,
Edward A. Garland of Sanford, Maine, Wayne R. Garland of East Rochester,
and Robert T. Garland of North Waterboro, Maine; nine grandchildren; tow
great-grandchildren; her mother, Irene Frechette of North Conway; five
brothers, Edgar Frechette and Alfred "Popeye" Frechette, both of Conway,
Roger Frechette and Maurice Frechette, both of North Conway, and Leon Frechette
of Pembroke; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady
of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in the Conway Village
Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber
and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
LOVELL, Maine - Albert Henry Heath Sr., 78, of West Lovell Road in Lovell,
died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2001, at his home after a long illness.
He was born in Bethel, Maine, the son of Albert and Bernice Grover
Heath, and was educated in Bethel and Waterford schools. He was a World
War II Army veteran and served in the Korean War as well. He worked for
the Earl Brown Lumber Mill in North Waterford, then he moved to Lovell
and worked many years for the C.N. Brown Mill, also for Lovell Lumber and
several years for the Eastman Hill Stock Farm. He was a life member of
the Fryeburg-Lovell VFW Post 6783, a member of the Lovell Fire Department
and a former member of the Odd Fellows.
Before his illness, he was an avid hunter and gardener. He liked puzzles,
reading and most of all feeding his birds.
He was predeceased by his wife, Frances Trimback Heath, and a grandson,
Mark Allen. He is survived by a daughter, Penny, and her husband, Russell
Allen, of Lovell; a son, Albert Heath Jr., and his wife, Maureen, of North
Waterford; four grandchildren, Kevin Allen, Jamie Heath, Amanda Heath and
Jeremy Heath; one great-granddaughter, Tanner; and two sisters, Barbara
Whitman, of West Paris, and Robert Bennett, of Lovell.
A memorial graveside service will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m.
at No. 4 Cemetery in Lovell.
Donations in memory of Albert may be made to Stoneham Rescue, Stoneham,
Maine, 04231. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Ann M. Pinto, 61, of Warwick, R.I., died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2001, at
the home of her son in Warwick.
She was the wife of the late Ralph G. Pinto. She was born in Providence,
R.I., to James R. and Dorothy M. Olivier, and had lived most of her life
in Warwick. She was a certified medical technician for 21 years and had
worked at West Bay Manor in Rhode Island for many years.
She leaves two sons, William L. Walsh Jr. of Warwick and Michael C.
Walsh of East Greenwich, R.I.; a sister, Joyce Olivier Capozzoli of North
Conway; and three grandchildren.
A Requiem Eucharist was held in St. Luke Episcopal Church in East Greenwich.
Burial was private.
Louise L. Waltz, 61, of North Conway died Oct. 14, 2001 at her home
after a lengthy illness. Born in Woonsocket, R.I., the daughter of Roger
and Juliette (Roy) Laferriere, she came to North Conway in 1967.
Mrs. Waltz graduated from the University of New Hampshire cum laude,
with a degree in Foods and Nutrition in 1962. She did her dietetic internship
at St. Mary's Hospital Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and was a clinical
dietician at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, R.I. for several years.
In North Conway she worked as a homemaker and assisted with administration
of her husband's medical practice for over 30 years.
Louise was a member of the N.H. Heart Association Board of Directors
and a member of the American and N.H. Dietetic Association. She is a charter
member of Reading is Fundamental at John Fuller School in North Conway
and had been chairman of the nutrition committee at Kennett High School
in the 1970s. She was also a Cub Scout Den Mother and merit badge counselor
for several years.
Mrs. Waltz was also a member of the Board of Directors and Past President
of the North Conway Public Library during the construction of the children's
wing. She was also a very active communicant of Our Lady of the Mountains
parish, serving on various committees including Lay Eucharistic Minister
for many years as well as Sacristan.
The family includes: her husband of 35 years, Miles E. Waltz MD of
North Conway; two sons, Mark Waltz and his wife Carol, of Brunswick, Maine,
and Miles "Ned" Waltz Jr. and his wife Karin, of Boise, Idaho; a daughter,
Martha J. Waltz of Lebanon; four grandchildren, Andrew Waltz and Benjamin
Waltz, both of Brunswick, Maine, and Matthew Scott and Nathan Waltz, both
of Boise; her father, Roger A. Laferriere of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; her aunt,
Claire Roy of Manville, R.I.; a brother, Roy Laferriere and his wife Mary
of Orange Park, Fla.; two sisters, Frances Clow and her husband Verne of
Bradford and Denise Perry and her husband John of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and
several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her mother, Juliette (Roy) Laferriere in 1994,
her sister, Sr. Alice Laferriere, in 1995 and a nephew, Ethan Clow, in
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at
Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Visiting hours will be
Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home
in North Conway.
Donations may be sent to: OLM New Church Building Fund, PO Box 189,
North Conway NH 03860 or to the North Conway Public Library, PO Box 409,
North Conway NH 03860.
Edward F. McGee Jr., 84, of Fryeburg, formerly of Wayland and Dover,
Mass. died Saturday, Oct. 13 2001 at the North Conway Memorial Hospital.
He was the husband of Irene (Hallgren) McGee.
Born in Wayland, he was the son of the late Edward F. and Anna (Dorcheimer)
Mr. McGee was a retired Vice President for the Shell Oil Company in
the United States and internationally for over 30 years.
During World War II he served as Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army
After his military service he continued as an avid flyer both personally
and in his work for Shell Oil Company.
He also enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing.
In addition to his wife he is survived by one daughter, Ellen Canavan
of Needham, Mass.; one sister, Doris Hastings of Fryeburg; three grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He was the husband of the late Eleanor M. (Mullen) McGee and father
of the late Edward F. McGee III.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services in the
Chapel of the John Everett and Sons Funeral Home, 4 Park Street, at Natick
Common in Natick, Mass. on Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Wayland.
Van Carroll Eastman, 57, of Fryeburg, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001 at
his home following a long illness. He was born in Bridgton, Maine and grew
up in Stow, Maine, the son of Fred "Bill" and Anna Hodsdon Eastman and
attended Fryeburg schools. Van worked as a woodsman, truck driver and for
20 years as a butcher. Van was predeceased by his father, a brother Roger
and a sister Marcia Emmerson. He is survived by his mother of Stow; his
long time companion Paula Hammond of Fryeburg; daughter Penny and husband
Kenneth Parmenter of Stow; his feline friend Flash; a daughter Jaime Smith
of Chatham; a son Ricky J. Eastman of Lovell, Maine; two grandchildren,
Jonathan deGreenia of Stow and Sara Jo Eastman of Brownfield, Maine.
A memorial graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20
at Center Chatham Cemetery in Chatham, with the Rev. Violet Eastman officiating.
Donations in memory of Van may be made to Jen's Friends Cancer Foundation,
PO Box 1842, North Conway NH 03860.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Albert G. McKinney, 88, of 347 Lancaster Hill Road, Lochmere, died Tuesday,
Oct. 2, 2001, at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia after a long
He was born in Melrose, Mass., on Aug. 25, 1913, the son of Albert
W. and Mary C. (Griffith) McKinney.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II.
His family includes his wife of 64 years, Bette V. (Schofield) McKinney;
three sons, Albert G. McKinney Jr. of Brownfield, Maine, R. Scott McKinney
of Hampton, and Robert S. McKinney of Tilton; two daughters, Betsy J. Swain
of Atlanta, Ga., and Mary K. Civiello of Franklin; a sister, Virginia Redmond
of Maitland, Fla.; fourteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces
A memorial service was held on Friday, Oct. 5, in the New Hampshire
State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Burial followed the service.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Salvation Army, 177 Union
Ave., Laconia, NH 03246.
William P. Kuvaja Sr., 60, of North Norway, Maine, died Sunday, Oct.
7, at his residence.
He was born in Norway on March 22, 1941, the son of Waino and Ida Oman
Kuvaja. He was a graduate of Norway High School. Mr. Kuvaja had worked
for the Town of Norway for 25 years before retiring. Upon retiring, he
started his own lawn care and snow plowing business. Mr. Kuvaja worked
for the Greenwood and Norway Pine Grove cemeteries for many years doing
the maintenance. Mr. Kuvaja married Rachel Charles on Nov. 22, 1980. He
was a member of the Crooked River Masonic Lodge.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife of East Conway; a daughter, Pamela Paradis
of North Conway; a son, William Kuvaja Jr., of Norway, Maine; two stepchildren,
Timothy Chandler of Lovell, Maine, and Vicky Chandler of East Conway; a
brother, Wayne Kuvaja of Bridgton, Maine; his mother, of Rumford, Maine,
seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and two nephews.
Sue St. John, 87, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001.
Born in Connersville, Ind., on Dec. 20, 1913, she lived a full, vigorous
life, much of which was spent in Eaton Center on the family farm, and Conway
She leaves behind a daughter, Susan St. John; two grandchildren, Kimberly
E. Drechsel and Hugh Armstrong Fitzgerald Jr.; a nephew, William F. Thoms
III and his wife, Sandra Thoms; nieces Connie Mazur, Lizette Snyder and
Gretchen Thoms; two brothers, J. Robert Thoms, formerly of Eaton, and Charles
Thoms of Garden City, New York; and five great-grandchildren, Joseph Drechsel,
Anna Drechsel, Sarah Drechsel, Heidi Drechsel, and Daniel Drechsel. She
also leaves "adopted" grandchildren, Karrie and Adrienne Bieweilie and
There will be a celebration of her life on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 1:30
p.m. at the Thoms farm on Young Road, Eaton Center.
Donations in memory of Sue St. John may be made to Site Services, care
of the Gibson Center, or to Memorial Hospital.
Robert H. Trask of Tamworth passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Memorial
Hospital in North Conway at the age of 79. Bob was born March 7, 1922,
in Tamworth, the son of the late Harold and Emma (Moulton) Trask.
Bob was a longtime resident of Tamworth and had worked as a self-employed
electrician for many years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War
II in the Sea Bees as an Electricians Mate 2nd Class in the South Pacific.
Bob served the town of Tamworth as a selectman and was also a member and
past Master of the Ossipee Valley Lodge 74 F&AM, Center Ossipee.
He was predeceased by his wife, Pricilla "Pat" Trask, and is survived
by a son, Howard R. Trask of Tamworth; two granddaughters, Ashley Trask
of Mesa, Ariz. and Susan Cheevers of Lynndeborough; a grandson, Michael
Mather of Nashua; a sister, Ruth Perkins, of Westbrook, Maine; and two
brothers, Harold Trask of Dover and Frank Trask of Seabrook Island, S.C.
He was also predeceased by a daughter, Beverly Mather.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be at a later
Donations in his memory may be made to the Tamworth Community Nurses
Association, Tamworth NH 03886.
Nancy B. Heath, 54, of Haleytown Road in Fryeburg, died Monday, Oct.
8, 2001, at her home.
She was born in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Herbert and Ruth Stone
Brooks and grew up in Brownfield, Maine, graduating from Fryeburg Academy,
class of 1964. Nancy worked for many years at Hicks Nursing Home in Fryeburg,
and she also worked for Dr. Alan Goldenhar and Dr. Gene Royer.
She loved babies and children and was active with the Celebrate Families
Group. She baby-sat for several local families. Nancy enjoyed her flower
gardens, cooking and baking. She was a member of the Fryeburg New Church.
She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Dale Heath of Fryeburg;
two sons, Randy and his wife Stephanie Heath of Reno, Nev., and Shawn Heath
and his girlfriend Tina of Mesa, Ariz.; three brothers, Burton and James
Brooks, both of Brownfield, and Conrad Brooks of Rockport, Maine; and one
sister, Sylvia McAllister of Fryeburg.
There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held Friday
at 1 p.m. at the Fryeburg New Church with the Rev. Kenneth Turley officiating.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg.
Donations may be made in memory of Nancy to the Fryeburg Rescue, PO
Box 177, Fryeburg ME 04037.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Vincent James Cataldo, 60, of Albany died unexpectedly at home on Oct.
Jim was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a friend to many.
He will be missed very much.
He was born in Hartford, Conn., and grew up in Massachusetts. He attended
the College of Pharmacy in Boston, Mass., after which he enlisted in the
Army Reserve, serving as a medic. Jim was an alumnus of Boston University,
graduating magna cum laude with a degree in history.
He worked for 20 years in the pharmaceutical field in various capacities;
sales representative, sales trainer, hospital representative, and finally
in the medical science division of USV Pharmaceutical, calling on teaching
hospitals in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine. He moved to Conway
in 1985 and has been in the convenience store business as proprietor of
The Bottle Keg.
Jim was civic-minded, and whenever called upon, was ready to serve.
He was always up for a good challenge and took pleasure in it. He served
on both the Albany and Conway School Boards, and was chairman of the eight-town
cooperative planning board.
Organizations he was involved in were Bits and Bytes; the Mount Washington
Valley Economic Council, which gave him the Volunteer of the Year Award
in 1999; the Mount Washington Investment Club; and White Mountain Milers.
He was a devoted Catholic, belonging to Our Lady of the Mountains parish.
He served as Eucharistic minister, lectern, and taught high school religious
education for 10 years. Jim was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council
7575 and Assembly 2318. He was a past district deputy, grand knight, faithful
navigator, and currently, treasurer and purser.
He leaves behind his wife, Anna, to whom he was married for 37 years;
two sons, James Cataldo, a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force,
stationed in Spokane, Wash., and Paul Cataldo, of New Durham; two daughters,
Rosemarie Turner of Newington, Conn., and Diana Cataldo of Albany; two
brothers, Rev. David Franklin of Stamford, Conn., and George Franklin of
Albuquerque, N.M.; one sister, Gail Franklin, of Singapore; and his stepfather,
Lawrence Franklin of Albuquerque, N.M.
Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, from 2 to 4 p.m. and
from 7 to 9 p.m. at Furber and White in North Conway. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of
the Mountains Church, located on the corner of Main and Grove in North
Conway. Burial will be in Our Lady of the Mountains cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to Knights
of Columbus Council 7575, 53 Route 113, Madison, NH 03849, or to a charity
of your choice.
Frederick "Fritz" Lynn, 53, of Westwood Drive, died Oct. 9, 2001, at
Lakes Region General Hospital, Laconia, after a long illness. He was born
April 27, 1948, in Summit, N.J., the son of the late William and Doris
(James) Lynn. Fritz lived in Springfield, N.J., prior to moving to Alton
Bay, N.H., where he attended local school, later moving back to New Jersey,
where he graduated from Columbia High School in 1966.
He served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Vietnam. He moved to Wolfeboro
in 1974, where he worked at the Wolfeboro Texaco Station. Fritz later purchased
the Texaco business and began operating Fritz's Texaco for several years.
He is survived by two daughters, Heather Lynn of Wolfeboro and Kristen
Beth Lynn of Alton Bay; two sons, Frederick Jason Lynn and Jeffery Lynn
of Ossipee; one granddaughter; two brothers, William Lynn of Leavittown,
Penn., and Jeffrey Lynn of Wolfeboro; two sisters, Doris Smith of Virginia
Beach, Va., and Dorreen Pierce of Fort Smith, Ark.
Calling hours will be Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lord Funeral Home,
Route 28, Wolfeboro. Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the funeral
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association,
1001 Elm Street, Suite 106, Manchester, NH 03101, or to the Kidney Foundation.
Joan P. (Durling) Jedrey, 75, of Ossipee, passed away Monday, Oct. 8,
2001, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro. She was born march 13, 1926, in
Beverly, Mass., the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Helen M. (Sullivan)
Durling, and moved to Ossipee in 1999. Joan attended school in Ipswich,
Mass., and had worked at the Shore Country Day School in Beverly, Mass.,
for eight years.
Joan was a loving mother and grandmother who also loved ceramics and
She is survived by a son, William J. Jedrey, of Ossipee; two daughters,
Linda S. Hawkins of Roxboro, N.C., and Brynda E. Smith of Beverly, Mass.;
five grandchildren; a brother, Joseph A. Durling of Derry; and a sister,
Constance Bracchi of Moultonboro. She was predeceased by her husband, Arnold
P. Jedrey; a son, Arnold (Jed) P. Jedrey Jr.; a twin sister, Jean S. Grant;
and a brother, Richard J. Durling.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. at
Lord Funeral Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Funeral services
will be Friday, Oct. 12, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be
in the Grant Hill Cemetery in Center Ossipee.
Sophie Sullivan, 85, of Moultonborough, died Oct. 8, 2001, in Lakes
Region General Hospital, Laconia.
Born in Norwood, Mass., on Jan. 14, 1916, she was the daughter of John
and Felicia Blazonis. She lived the past 32 years in Moultonborough.
Mrs. Sullivan was a homemaker.
Family members include two sons, Wilfred Sullivan Sr. of Moodus, Conn.,
and Forrest Sullivan Sr. of Tamworth; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
and two sisters, Mary Blazonis and Alice Blazonis, both of Chesapeake,
There are no calling hours. A graveside service is today, Oct. 10,
at 2 p.m. in Holland Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Robert Farah, pastor of Center
Harbor Christian Church, will officiate.
Mayhew Funeral Home in Meredith is in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie (Littlefield) Downs Gunzel, 76, of Rochester, passed away Oct.
6, 2001 at Frisbee Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a sudden illness.
She was born Sept. 11, 1925 in Rochester, the daughter of the late Harry
and Ethel Littlefield.
Marge enjoyed caring for her husband, playing her guitar, singing and
she very much enjoyed her grandchildren as well as her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years William S. Gunzel, Center
Ossipee; a son John Downs and his wife Nancy of Rochester; two stepsons,
Skot Gunzel of Florida and Eric Gunzel of Canada; three granddaughters,
Christina and Cynthia Downs of Rochester and Wanda Richards of Sanford,
Maine; five great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was
also predeceased by a brother Russell Littlefield.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lord Funeral
Home, 50 Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee. Funeral services will be held
Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
Agnes M. Murray, 93, of Wolfeboro, died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001 at her
She was born March 29, 1908 in Jersey City, N.J., the daughter of Joseph
S. and Agnes M. McDede. She attended Jersey City schools and graduated
from Douglas College, Brunswick, N.J., in 1930. A longtime summer resident
of Lake Wentworth, Wolfeboro, she had resided in New York City prior to
moving to Wolfeboro permanently in 1976. She was the widow of Roger F.
She was employed by the Office of Strategic Defense Resources during
World War II. Later, she kept track of her peripatetic husband, responding
to the innumerable telephone calls from people who needed to be in immediate
contact with him.
She had been a member of the West End Collegiate Church in New York
City and was a member of the First Congregational Church, Wolfeboro. She
was a former member of the Board of the James Lennox House, New York City.
She had been active in both the West End Collegiate and First Congregational
Churches and in the Manhattan Church Women United. She was a devoted grandmother.
Family members include a son and daughter-in-law, Roger F. and Linda
T. Murray of Wolfeboro; three grandchildren, Jennifer M. do Carmo of Bedford
and Deborah M. and John W. Murray of Wolfeboro; and a great-grandson, Robert
F. do Carmo of Bedford.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the
First Congregational Church in Wolfeboro.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Wolfeboro Area Children's
Center, South Main Street, Wolfeboro 03894 or the Lake Wentworth Foundation,
PO Box 2235, Wolfeboro NH 03894.
Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John William Butts, 50, of Sebago, Maine, passed from this life, with
his whole family by his side, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2001, after a long, brave,
six-year battle with cancer.
John, a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend, will be missed
very much by all. During the Vietnam War, he was stationed in the Navy
on the ship SS St. Paul. Later, he traveled around the country and was
fond of sharing his stories of these travels.
He attended technical school and worked in the trades for many years.
Later in life, he returned to school and became a CNA. He was greatly loved
and in demand by all of his patients. John was also very grateful to be
an active member of AA for many years.
John leaves his loving and devoted wife of 23 years, Enes Moran-Butts,
who bravely stood by his side while he battled his illness, as well as
three children: Stacy and her husband, Tom Brookman, of Connecticut; Tami
Tessier of Sabattus, Maine; and Dan Moran of Vermont. He also leaves five
granddaughters, Katrina, Shannon, Jasmine, Megan, Sara; his mother, Arlene
Butts of Millport, N.Y.; his mother-in-law, Fran Gilbert of Connecticut,
and his wonderful and loyal dog, Gus. In addition, he has two brothers-in-law,
Rev. Father D'Onofrio and his wife Marie and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Gilbert
of Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be on Monday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Furber
and White Funeral Home in North Conway. On Tuesday, Oct. 9, a Mass of Christian
Burial will be held at St. Margaret's Church, on Pleasant Street in Conway,
at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Sebago Cemetery, Hancock Pond Road, Sebago,
Misha Kirk, father and mountaineer, died Oct. 2, 2001, at his home in
Kirk was a former combat special forces medic, athletic trainer, and
search and rescue coordinator on Mount McKinley's 14,000-foot medical camp.
Kirk climbed all over the world, most recently assisting a double amputee
in the Himalayas. He was a Mount Washington Valley resident on and off
since 1978 and had worked locally as a guide, SOLO instructor and ski patroller.
He was currently working on his nursing degree and hoped to specialize
Misha was a generous friend and a loving father to his 2-year-old daughter,
Ella Jaz. A gathering in honor of him will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, at
2 p.m. on the Saco River, Covered Bridge Lane, in Glen. For inclement weather,
meet at the Jackson Community Church. Call 383-6277 or 383-6956 on Sunday
for questions or directions.
On behalf of his daughter, Ella Jaz Mutchnick Kirk, a fund has been
set up in his honor, c/o Jackson Parents Support Group, Box 383, Jackson