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2/7/02

Mary L. Hunt, 68, of Millis, Mass., where she has been a resident since 1955, died Monday evening at the MetroWest Medical Center in Natick, Mass.
Born Aug. 30, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Victor E. and Elizabeth J. (Hohmann) Mueller.
Formerly of Medfield, Mass., and Roxbury, Mass., she was retired in 1992 from the Strata Bank (formerly Medway Savings Bank), where she had been employed for over 15 years as the senior loan officer. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Wife of the late Robert F. Hunt Sr., she is survived by six children, Robert F. Hunt Jr. of Fryeburg, Maine, Patricia Stratton of East Walpole, Mass., Richard J. Hunt of Wrentham, Mass., Peter E. Hunt of Lakeville, Mass., John L. Hunt of Millis and Mary G. Brogan of Wrentham; a sister, Elizabeth Ekstrom of Medfield, Mass.; four brothers, James Mueller of Hanover, Mass., Peter Mueller of Bedford, Mass., Robert Mueller of Marshfield, Mass., and Joseph Mueller of Stow, Vt. She was also the proud grandmother of 15.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 82 Exchange Street, Millis. Burial will follow at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Millis.
Visiting hours at the Roberts-Mitchell Funeral Home, 90 Curve Street, Millis, will be on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
If desired, contributions in Mary's memory may be made to the Millis Ambulance Fund, 885 Main Street, Millis, MA 02054.
For additional information and directions, see www.roberts-mitchell.com.

2/6/02

Stephen R. "ST-V-E" Burke Sr., 72, died Feb. 2, 2002 at the Memorial Hospital following a long illness.
Born in Bartlett, the son of Herbert and Anna (Colbrath) Burke Sr., he was a lifelong resident of the Mount Washington Valley.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of North Conway American Legion Post 95 in North Conway for 48 years.
Mr. Burke had been employed by Gordon T. Burke and Sons, in North Conway, for 40 years.
The family includes: two sons, Stephen R. Burke Jr., of Fryeburg, Maine, and Scott B. Burke, of Casco, Maine; two daughters, Stephanie A. Fougere, of East Conway, and Sharon L. Cook, of Conway; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Dr. Herbert W. Burke Jr., of North Carolina; six sisters, Evelyn A. Marshall of Lancaster, Margaret B. Grant of Glen, Opal V. Scaletti of Redstone, Kathleen M. James and Anne S. Ruel of North Conway, and Janet C. Sanphy of Glen; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is predeceased by a brother, Gordon T. Burke, and a sister, Geneva Adjutant.
At Mr. Burke's request there will be no visiting hours. Burial will be in the Glen Cemetery later in the spring.
Donations may be sent to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Services of Northern Carroll County, P.O. Box 432, North Conway, NH 03860-0432.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of the arrangements.

2/6/02

Carroll A. Chase, 91, of Freedom, passed away on Feb. 4, 2002, surrounded by the love of his family and in the comfort of his own home. "A man's worth is not measured by the number of people that he loved, but by the number of people who loved him."
This wonderful man, filled with smiles and humor, gave freely of himself to his family and community. He has touched many lives in various ways. His impish grin enhanced a smile, which extended to the magical twinkle in his eyes. You knew he had you with a line or a joke when both appeared upon his face. He was respected for his integrity and loved for his kindness. As head of the family, his love was unlimited. He was always available with wisdom and gentle guidance.
Carroll served in the Army during WWII. As a community member, his devotion was expressed through numerous hours of service in Freedom's various organizations. He has been Freedom's fire warden for over 50 years. As a fire department member, he fought many fires, including the fire of 1947. As warden, one of his duties, which he took very seriously, was inspecting sites for burning and giving out permits if the site passed inspection. Also as a member, he participated in all the fund-raisers. The fire department's lobster supper has always been Carroll's specialty, with him usually selling most of the tickets. People liked getting their ticket from Carroll, as they always left with a smile and would come back year after year.
Both Carroll and his late wife Annie were members of the First Christian Church of Freedom as deacon and deaconess. They were also members of the Community Club of Freedom. Both served on supper committees and had fun acting in plays put on by both organizations. Carroll was also a member of the Freedom Grange.
During Old Home Week, Carroll was asked a number of times to be parade marshal, an honor he gladly accepted. Working in one of the booths at the carnival was always an enjoyment for him.
Carroll's love for fishing was shared with community youngsters years ago when he helped found the Freedom Fishing Derby, which in the past years has been called the Carroll Chase Fishing Derby. He put a smile on the face of many children with a prize for their catch of the day.
Carroll has been a carpenter since the war. He has built many cottages around the lakes in the area as well as working on other building and repair projects. Over the years, his paintbrushes have coated many houses in the area with fresh paint. His hands have built many stone walls and found many wells for people with his dousing ability.
As seen, his devotion to the people and organizations in the town of Freedom had no boundaries. Carroll truly loved his family and his community.
With Carroll's passing, he will be joining his wife Annie of 52 years and his son, Carroll "Butchie" Chase Jr. He also joins his sister Hattie Sargent, grandson Daniel Thurston, and two great-grandchildren, Trinity Thompson and Nicholas Thurston.
Sister Ethel Varney, daughter Jeanne Thurston, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter, as well as several nieces and nephews, survive Carroll.
In honoring Carroll's wishes, there will be no public services. For all those wishing to say good-bye to such a kind-hearted man, please do so by taking a moment to reflect upon one of your own moments with Carroll, and remembering his smiling face and the twinkle in his kind eyes.
In lieu of flowers, please open your heart to one of these wonderful organizations that help our community in so many ways: The First Christian Church of Freedom, Freedom Fire and Rescue, MedStar, VNA and Hospice or Ossipee Concerned Citizens' Meals on Wheels program.

2/5/02

Helen L. West, 86, of Nashua, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 3, 2002, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, following a brief illness.
Mrs. West was born in Madison on May 2, 1915, daughter of the late Frederick and Pearl (Savory) Lyman. She resided in Madison during her youth and came to make her home in Nashua in the late 1930's. Mrs. West enjoyed summers at her home at Ossipee Lake. She was the wife of the late Bruce J. West, who died July 14, 1995. They were married in Madison on Sept. 19, 1936. The couple was honored by former Gov. John Sununu on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary in 1986.
Mrs. West had been employed with the former Doehla Greeting Card Company and Sprague Electric Company in Nashua for several years.
She was a member and past president of the Nashaway Women's Club, and served on its board of directors and was chairwoman of the hospitality committee for several years. Very active in the Republican party, Mrs. West was a past president of the Nashua Federated Republican Women's Club, and served on its membership committee and board of directors for many years. She also had membership in the New Hampshire Federated Republican Women's Club and served in several capacities.
Mrs. West was active in local, state and federal Republican candidates. She was a New Hampshire delegate to the Republican National Convention at Dallas, Tx., in 1984 and attended Pres. Ronald Reagan's second inauguration in January 1985. For many years, she served as moderator and poll worker at Nashua's Ward Eight. Mrs. West also served on the Committee for Disadvantaged Children, for several years.
Active in charitable causes, Mrs. West served as chairwoman of the Heart Fund Drive for the City of Nashua for two years; made dresses for the Salvation Army Toy Fund and cooked once a month at the Friendship Club of Nashua.
Among the many honors bestowed on Mrs. West was the Diamond Award for meritorious service and the first ever recipient of "The Elphy Award," voted Outstanding Republican City Committee in 1990, both awards given by the Nashua Federated Republicans Women's Club.
Educated in Madison schools, Mrs. West graduated from Madison High School in 1933. She was predeceased by five brothers and three sisters.
Members of her family include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert B. West of Oxnard, Calif., Richard W. and Joyce West of Barrington, Steven P. West of Nashua and Gertrude Cardinal of Nashua; two daughters and a son-in-law, Judith A. MacDonald of Penacook and Patricia G. and Timothy Lepisto of Keene; ten grandchildren, Karl West of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., Jeffrey West of Raymond, Tracey Rosen of Hudson, Michael and Mark MacDonald of Atlanta, Ga., Madison, Eliot and Angel West of Barrington, Casey Carusso of Upton, Mass., and Darcey Adams of North Andover, Mass.; also seven great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held at the Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held in the Madison Church, Route 113 in Madison, Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. The Rev. Sean Dunker-Bendigo, pastor, will officiate. Friends are invited to attend. Interment will take place at Lyman Cemetery, Madison, in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

2/5/02

Frances (Connie) Davis Watson died Feb. 1, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in North Conway. She was born June 30, 1911, in Boston, Mass., to Jane and Karl Oliver. She was predeceased by her sister Susan and brother John.
Mrs. Watson was graduated from Needham High School, attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts; was graduated from Whitestone Academy of Dramatic Arts and from the Employer's School for Insurance Agents.
Connie was active in community affairs. She was an instructor in the Eastern Slope Ski Club for 10 years, coordinator of the Bloodmobile for three years, and chairperson for Easter Seals in North Conway in 1970. She was director of the Carroll County Kennel Club, president of the Nehamas Investor's Club and an associate member of the North Conway Women's Club.
Mrs. Watson was a partner in the A.D. Davis & Son Insurance Agency. She devoted seven years of her life as a director of the North Conway Chamber of Commerce. She was the first woman president of the chamber, which position she held in 1971.
She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Col. Ernest C. Watson, and several nieces and nephews.
At Connie's request, there are to be no visiting hours and no services. Cremation will take place immediately; a private burial will be held in the spring at the North Conway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Connie's memory may be made to The Eastern Slope Ski Club, Box 348, North Conway, NH 03860.

2/5/02

GOFFSTOWN - Mildred L. Bourquard, 84, died Feb. 3, 2002, at Catholic Medical Center of Manchester.
Born in Pittsfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Emile J. and Mary Agnes (Enright) Laurin. She resided in Pittsfield, Mass., for most of her life, moving to Goffstown four and a half years ago.
At the age of 56 she became a crossing guard, and she worked in that capacity for 10 years with the town of Pittsfield, Mass. She also worked in her home as a seamstress for many years. Se was a member of the Franco American Club of Pittsfield, Mass., and St. Lawrence Church.
Members of the family include two daughters, MaryEllen Berg and her husband, Carroll, of Goffstown, and Judith B. Wilbur and her husband, Bill Wilbur, of Conway; three sons, Joseph E. Bourquard and his wife, Johanna, of Pittsfield, Mass., Dennis V. Bourquard, of Naples, Fla., and Daniel P. Bourquard, of Nashua; three grandsons, Michael J. Newman, of Manchester, Mass., Carroll M. Berg III, of Goffstown, and Joseph Bourquard, of Pittsfield, Mass.; and one granddaughter, Noelle L. Bourquard, of Nashua. She is also survived by her brother, Francis T. Laurin and his wife, Teddi, of Pittsfield, Mass., and several nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Victor E. Bourquard.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 South Mast Street, Goffstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church. Internment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery of Pittsfield, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Arthritis Foundation or Goffstown Emergency Medical Services Association.

2/1/02

OSSIPEE - Lucinda "Polly" E. Brown, 96, of Ossipee Corner, died Jan. 31, 2002.
She was born May 28, 1903, in Brookfield, NH, the daughter of the late Almond and Nancy Nason. Polly attended schools in Sanbornville, NH, and also attended Nute High School in Milton.
Polly lived most of her life in Ossipee Corner. She was a member of the Second Congregational Church for several years, and she was also a 50-year member of the Warren Chapter 10 Order of Eastern Star of Wolfeboro.
Polly was predeceased in 1993 by her husband of 71 years, Clyde H. Brown, and a son, Richard Brown.
She is survived by her devoted son, Robert C. Brown, and his wife, Patricia, of Tuftonboro; a daughter-in-law, Naomi Brown, of Vincentown, N.J.; five grandchildren, Steven Brown, of Burkburnett, Texas, Keith Brown, of Ossipee, Pamela Neilson and "Rick" Brown, of Vincentown, N.J., and Jennifer Brown, of Wolfeboro; seven great-grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Lord Funeral Home on Route 28 in Wolfeboro. Burial will be in the Ossipee Cemetery, Route 171, Ossipee. Pastor Ellis Carr will officiate.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Mountain View Nursing Home Activities Fund, 10 County Fund Road, Ossipee, NH 03864.

2/1/02

Robert James Saunders, 62, of Sebring, Fla., passed away at his home on Friday, Feb. 1, 2002.
Mr. Saunders was born in Portland, Maine, the son of Guy Benjamin and Julia Ellen (Harmon) Saunders. He grew up in Bartlett and attended Bartlett High School before pursuing a lifelong career in the U.S. Air Force. He is also credited with having written the original Bartlett High School fight song.
Following his retirement, he lived in Barre, Vt., for a number of years before moving to Sebring in 1995. He was an avid golfer and hunter.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Phyllis Saunders in 1930 and Yvonne Adams in 1998.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Roberta J. Saunders, of Sebring; four sons, Dennis Saunders, of Lake Worth, Fla., Dean Saunders, of East Stoneham, Maine, Jeffrey Saunders, of Pawley's Island, S.C., and Frank Buttimer, of Alamogordo, N.M.; two daughters, Lisa DuFault, of Bartlett, and Kathy Boucher, of Americus, Ga.; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, Forrest Saunders, of North Conway; two sisters, Norma Twombly, of Silver Lake, and June Marshall, of Egg Harbor, Wisc.; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring. The service will be conducted by the honor guard and chaplain of the Avon Park VFW Post 9853.

2/1/02

Dale C. Caulkins Sr., 62, of Ossipee, died Jan. 31, 2002, at his home.
Born Oct. 20, 1939, in Caribou, Maine, son of the late George and Marguerite (Forbes) Caulkins, he has lived most of his life in Ossipee.
Mr. Caulkins had worked for the Yield House, Yankee Cash Register and Kady's Country Kitchen. He was a former member of the Wolfeboro Falls Baptist Church.
Predeceased by a brother, Frederick Caulkins, he leaves his wife of 21 years, Carol (Stoddard) Caulkins of Ossipee; two sons, Tom Caulkins of Effingham and Dale Caulkins Jr. of Effingham; five daughters, Terry Gagnon of Center Ossipee, Ronda Murphy of Effingham, Susan Goodrich of Tuftonboro, Robin Gonsalves of Parsonsfield, Maine, and Rebecca Meola of Madison; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Caulkins of Florida.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Route 16, West Ossipee. Reverend Bobby Frost will officiate. Spring burial will be in Chickville Cemetery.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee is in charge of arrangements.

2/1/02

George W. Minkkinen, 81, of Lantana, Fla., and formerly of Fitchburg, Mass., died Jan. 31, 2002, at Bridgeport Hospital, Bridgeport, Conn., after an illness.
He is the husband of 58 years of the late Myra V. (Makela) Minkkinen, who died Aug. 10, 2001.
He is survived by 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.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by Bertha Brandt.
He was born in Pieksamaki, Finland, on June 2, 1920, a son of the late Otto and Amanda Minkkinen. He is a graduate of Gardner High School, Class of 1939. He received his associate's degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology and received his bachelor's of science in engineering from Boston University in 1966. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a Tech 4. He married Mrs. Minkkinen on May 29, 1943, and they built their home in Fitchburg and lived there for 52 years before moving to Lantana 18 years ago. He worked as mechanical engineer for General Electric in Fitchburg for many years before retiring in 1984. He is a former member of the Beth Eden Baptist Church in Fitchburg and the Pilgrim Covenant Church in Lunenburg, Mass. He was a member of the Revontulet Finnish Folk Dancers in Fitchburg, the Pointe Overlook Social Club in Lantana, the Finnish Center at Saima Park in Fitchburg, and the Fitchburg Finnish Historical Society. He was also a former member of the American Legion Cleghorn Post 429 in Fitchburg.
Funeral services will be on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, at 10 a.m. in the Westminster Chapel of the Sawyer-Miller-Masciarelli Funeral Homes. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Flowers may be sent, or memorial contributions nay be made to the Raivaaja Finnish Historical Fund, 164 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420.

2/1/02

Flower Burdett, 54, of Kearsarge, passed away the evening of Friday, Jan. 25, after a long illness.
Flower was born in Patterson, N.J., and lived in the valley for more than 20 years. She is most well-known locally for her involvement in theater and dance, both performing at the Eastern Slope Playhouse and choreographing for the Kennett High School Dance Club. Many recall her smiling face, enthusiasm for literature, and willingness to go out of her way to find just the right book in her position at Bye the Book in North Conway.
Flower led an active life and touched many people with her warm personality, lively sense of humor, sincerity, love of life and love for her family and many friends.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Steve; her daughters, Ishi Hayes of Bethlehem and Tessa Burdett of North Conway; two grandchildren, River and Luke; and her mother, Esther Collin of Intervale.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, at noon at the Mount Washington Hotel. All who knew Flower are invited to attend and celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the "For Flower Fund," Box 1303, North Conway 03860. The fund will be used to help defray outstanding medical costs incurred during Flower's long battle against her illness.

2/1/02

Hugh Begley passed away Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, in North Conway. He was born Feb. 9, 1928, in Jamaica, N.Y., to Hugh H. Begley and Ellen Toland Begley.
After graduating from Seton Hall Prep, South Orange, N.J., he attended Pace College in New York City and Fairleigh Dickenson University in Rutherford, N.J. During the Korean War, he served in the army as a forward observer. For 30 years, Hugh lived in Middletown, N.J., with his wife Ann and family. He worked for several years as an accountant for the Hugh H. Begley Co., New York City, but most of his working years were spent as a sales representative for Eye Gate Media and Beckley Cardy, manufacturers of educational materials.
In 1984, Hugh moved to Bartlett, where he and his wife established the Buttonwood Inn and operated it until their retirement in 1994. Hugh was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Church and ushered at Mass for many years.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Ann Doncourt Begley; sons James D. and wife Roberta of Folsom, N.J., Timothy H. and wife Elizabeth of Brookville, Md., Paul G. of Washington, D.C., and Walter W. of Dover; daughter, Ellen E. of Long Branch, N.J.; and six grandchildren, Christopher, Marisa, Jessica, Matthew, Cristin and Michael; two sisters, Jane T. Sexton of Brick Township, N.J., and Mary Margaret Piecznski of New Concord, Ohio; and brother Kevin Begley of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Visiting hours will be held Friday, Feb. 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be held in the spring at Kearsarge Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Hugh's memory may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.

2/1/02

Timothy W. Downs, 50, of Lewiston, Maine, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 25, 2002, at the Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville, Ind. Born in North Conway on Aug. 1, 1951, he was the son of Perley Sr. and Frances Ward Downs. He grew up in Lovell, Maine, and was a graduate of Fryeburg Academy, Class of 1969. A long haul truck driver, he owned and operated White Diamond Express Inc. for many years. When he wasn't on the road, he enjoyed many outdoor activities, both work and play, including logging, carpentry, hunting and fishing. On July 10, 1998, he was married to the former Maureen A. Peters.
Survivors include his wife of Lewiston; a son, Jessie and wife Shauna Downs of Lovell, Maine; a daughter, Heather Downs of Woodstock, Conn.; two brothers, Myron Ward of Maine and Perley Downs Jr. of Kingman, Ariz.; four sisters, Florence Downs and Frances Crocheron, both of California, Mary and husband Kenneth Tubman of Middleboro, Mass., and Cheryl Butcher of Florida; two aunts, Rheta Rancourt of North Conway and Nellie Ward of Casco, Maine; and two grandchildren, Trinity and Niomie Downs.
Funeral arrangements are with Albert and Burpee Funeral Home in Maine.

1/31/02

Jane M. Naismith, 51, of Ossipee, died Jan. 28, 2002, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine.
Born Dec. 6, 1950, in Blackstone, Mass., daughter of Joseph and Lucienne (Pelletier) Corriveault, she had lived in Ossipee for the last seven years, previously living in Providence, R.I.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Naismith of Ossipee; her mother, Lucienne Corriveault of Ossipee; three daughters, Roberta Masi of Johnston, R.I., Tammy Reed of Ossipee, and Samantha Naismith of Ossipee; and five grandchildren.
Spring burial will be in Blackstone, Mass.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of West Ossipee is in charge of the arrangements.

1/31/02

Jesse F. Barton Jr., 76, of Center Conway died on Jan. 26, 2002, at his home following a long illness. Born in Beverly, Mass., the son of Jesse Francis Barton Sr. and Ruth S. Sawyer, he moved to Center Conway in 1987.
He was employed by GTE Sylvania in Danvers, Mass., for 44 years as a master machinist. He was also a member of the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters.
His family includes his wife of 56 years, Grace H. Barton, of Center Conway; one daughter, Gale F. Chapman, and her husband Thomas, of Rochester; two sons, Larry D. Barton, and his wife Deanna, of Topsfield, Mass., and Robert W. Barton of Conway; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by two brothers, Harry G. Barton of Beverly, Mass., and Gail S. Barton of Hamilton, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Mass. Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at North Beverly Cemetery following the memorial service.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of local arrangements.

1/30/02

Donald A. Grover, 82, formerly of Norway, West Paris, and Bridgton, Maine, died Jan. 28, 2002, at the Fryeburg Health Care Center.
He was born Jan. 10, 1920, in Harrison, Maine, a son of Alby and Mabel Trimback Grover. He grew up and was educated in the Oxford Hills area. Donald worked for several saw mills, including Paris Manufacturing, Hancock Lumber and Stewarts Lumber.
He was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Seamon Grover, in 1992.
He is survived by two sons, Donald W. Grover of East Conway and David A. Grover of Bridgton; two daughters, Linda Thompson of Harrison, Maine, and Virginia Mitchell of Bridgton; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery in Fryeburg. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

1/28/02

William Levy, 89, of North Conway died on Jan. 13, 2002, after a long illness. A native of Providence, R.I., he graduated from Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design.
During the Second World War, he served as a naval gunner on merchant ships between New York and Murmask in Russia.
In the late 1940's, he founded the Yield House of North Conway. His factory and catalog business shipped pine furniture all over the world, and the Yield House was a major employer in the surrounding North Conway area.
During his many years in North Conway, he was active in civic and business affairs, having served on the board of trustees of the Memorial Hospital, was co-founder and director of the White Mountain National Bank and the North Conway Scenic Railroad, and director and benefactor of the North Conway Country Club.
He spent winters in Marathon in the Florida Keys where he pursued his love of fly-fishing, setting many fishing records. He was a world-class fly fisherman, traveling all over the world in quest of his passion.
His family includes two stepsons, Ronald W. Collins of Windham, Maine, and Dr. Michael J. Collins Sr. of Arlington, Va.; six step-grandchildren; eleven step-great-grandchildren; as well as one brother, Milton Levy of Needham, Mass.; and one sister, Mildred Patterson of Rhode Island. He also has several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Esther (Kinmond) Levy, in 2000.
He will be buried in the North Conway Cemetery in the spring, at which time a memorial will be held. The time and location are to be announced. The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

1/28/02

Ola-Mae Dickey Wheaton, 75, of Fryeburg passed away suddenly on Jan. 25 while visiting her daughter in Phoenix, Ariz. She died due to a burst aneurysm.
She was born in Winterport, Maine, to Clarence and Mildred Curtis Dickey. During her pre-teen years she lived with her grandparents in Monroe, before moving to North Chatham, where she lived with her mother and stepfather H. Loren Andrews. She was a top honor graduate in the Class of 1944 from Fryeburg Academy.
Old-Mae went on to receive her degree from the Roosevelt School of Nursing in New York City. She began her nursing career with Dr. Kenneth Dore in Fryeburg, then joined the staff of the Bridgton Hospital, and later, Memorial Hospital in North Conway. For seven years she was the school nurse for SAD 55 in South Hiram, and she enjoyed a diverse nursing career.
She was a member, former Sunday School teacher, and officer of the Swedenborgian Church of New Jerusalem in Fryeburg. She coauthored a book about the history of the local church. She served as treasurer of the national body of that church and as secretary of the National Sunday School Association. She belonged to many civic organizations in the several communities where she lived, including the Hiram Women's Club; League of Women Voters in Winthrop, Maine; all offices in the Art League of Bonita Springs, Fla.; president of the Saco Valley Garden Club; officer in the Pythagorean Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; and member and current Regent of the Molly Ockett Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Her volunteer work in copying data off old gravestones in western Oxford County is well known, and that information is now in the library of the national DAR in Washington, D.C., as well as several Maine libraries.
Ola-Mae enjoyed crafts and painting, and she created many beautiful landscape scenes of Fryeburg and surrounding areas. She will be remembered for her enormous energy, her generous heart, strong convictions, and her devotion to family, friends, church and community.
She was predeceased in 1998 by her husband of 50 years, Louis Wheaton. She is survived by her son, Elwyn Wheaton of North Conway; daughters Susan Logan of North Chatham, Andrea Rivard of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mary Jane Fiske of North Andover, Mass.; and her grandchildren, Jeremy Graffam of Brookline, Mass., Jessica Wheaton of Winthrop, Mass., Jimmy and Loren Fiske of North Andover, Mass., and Jonathan Logan of North Chatham, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is being held at the Fryeburg New Church on Sunday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. Burial will be in the Fryeburg Pine Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are being made by Wood's Funeral Home of Fryeburg.
Donations in Ola-Mae's name may be made to either the Fryeburg New Church, 4 Oxford Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037, or the Molly Ockett DAR/Janet Davidson Hammond Medical Scholarship Fund, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 05605.
1/28/02

Mary Elizabeth Pelsor, age 78 of Manassas, Va., died Friday, Jan. 25, 2002. Mrs. Pelsor was born Feb. 20, 1923, in Fall River, Mass., daughter of the late Stephen L. and Edelweiss Richards French. She was a member of the Conway Village Congregational Church and was a graduate of Colby-Sawyer College in New London.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Max Pelsor, and her brother, Joseph L. French, who dies in World War II.
She is survived by four children, eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Interment will take place in Conway.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Mary Elizabeth Pelsor Fund, care of Colby-Sawyer College, 100 Main St., New London, NH 03257, in memory of Mary Elizabeth Pelsor.

1/28/02

Ardis M. Hapgood, 98, of Kearsarge, died on January 25, 2002 at Fryeburg Healthcare Center in Fryeburg, Maine, after a long illness. Born in Prince Albert, Nova Scotia, the daughter of Thadeus W. and Phoebe E. Fales, she moved to Kearsarge in 1928.
She worked at Russell Cottages and was also a housemother at Eastern Slope Inn for many years.
Ardis and her husband, Leon, greatly enjoyed spending time camping in the White Mountains with their dogs.
Her family includes one son, Frank T. Warner and his longtime companion, Rose Sargent, of Ossipee; a son-in-law, Richard D. Jones of Madison; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and one sister, Ruth Garland of St. Catherines, Ontario.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Hibbert Aubrey Warner, in 1938; her second husband, Leon Burton Hapgood, in 1987; was well as her three children, Norma W. Jones in 1999, Arlene Barry in 1995, and Arthur Warner in 1999.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, with the Rev. Angelo J. D'Onofrio officiating. There will be no visiting hours.

1/25/02

Douglas Prebor, age 64, a long-time resident of Mount Washington Valley, died of cancer at his home in Madison on Jan. 23, 2002. He was an independent contractor and the former owner of Aunt Aggie's Attic in North Conway.
Those who knew Doug understood he did not want an obituary extolling his many virtues. His friends already know what a dignified, gentle man he was, always there to help. His beloved dogs, Samantha and later Miss Daisy, were his constant companions. "The girls," as he called them, brought much happiness to his life.
Doug leaves his mother, Enid, and brother, Charles, and family, of Moravian Falls, N.C., and many, many friends.
A celebration of his life will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Jackson Community Church, Jackson, NH. Donations in his memory may be sent to Jen's Friends, P.O. Box 1842, North Canway, NH 03860-1842, or Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, Box 698, Fryeburg, ME 04037.

1/25/02

Roger P. Marcotte, age 49, passed away suddenly on Dec. 23, 2001, of a massive coronary. He was visiting family and friends in Bensalem, Penn., at the time of his death.
Roger was born Mar. 17, 1952, in Berlin. He was the son of Lucille and the late Armand Marcotte. He attended Guardian Angel Grammar School, and La Sallette Seminary. During those years he enjoyed playing hockey, being the drummer in the high school band, hunting with friends, and fishing with his dad. He then went on to earn a bachelor's degree in business.
He and his family resided in Balch Springs, Tx., for the last 22 years. There, he and his wife owned and operated three bakeries in the Dallas and surrounding area. In the summer of 2001 Roger decided to follow his dream, and return to snow country and changing seasons surrounded by mountains. He and his family sold everything in Texas and moved to the mountains of Creston, N.C.
Roger will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and through all his acts of kindness and thoughtfulness to strangers, he made the world a better place.
He is survived by his wife Peggy Marcotte; two daughters, Tanya and Nicole Marcotte; four grandchildren, Kirsten, Cameron, Sierra and Raylon, all of North Carolina; his mother Lucille Marcotte of Berlin; three sisters, Helen Langlois and Doris Perreault of Berlin, and Claire Sheldon of Center Conway; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Matthew, in 1977.
Funeral services were held at the James D. Bradley Funeral Home in Penndel, Penn. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

1/24/02

Gordon C. "Bud" Wentworth Jr., 76, of West Ossipee, died Jan. 13, 2002, at his daughter's home in Weare, following a brief illness. He was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Dover, the son of the late Gordon and Nina (Farrand) Wentworth. He lived in the Portsmouth area and worked as a finance manager for Beneficial Finance Company of Manchester. Later, Gordon and his late wife, Jean Stocks Wentworth, owned and operated the Westwind Cottages in Holderness for many years, later moving to Amherst, where he continued working in the finance industry until his retirement, at which point he moved to his home in West Ossipee.
Bud loved the outdoors, spending many summers camping throughout New England and Canada. He also enjoyed snowmobiling with his wife during the winters. Bud also enjoyed gardening and working outside.
During WWII, Gordon served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his children, Pamela Farnum of Weare, Paul Wentworth of Weare, and Peter Wentworth of Weare; a grandson, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter; two brothers, Dwight Wentworth of Wells, Maine, and Ted Wentworth of South Weymouth, Mass.; and nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A private burial will be held in Forest Glade Cemetery, Somersworth.
Memorial donations in his memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association, 1850 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104.

1/23/02

Diane B. Files, 50, of Freedom, died Jan. 22, 2002, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway after a long illness.
Born in Chelsea, Mass., the daughter of Russell and Beatrice (Pineau) Finnie, she was a loving wife, a great mother and proud Nana.
Mrs. Files attended Assumption Catholic School in Chelsea and graduated from Chelsea High School in 1969.
She worked as a secretary for security at the Boston Naval Shipyard. In 1986, she moved to Freedom and worked as an executive secretary transcriptionist at Highwatch New Medico until 1993. She then worked at Memorial Hospital as a transcriptionist until 2000.
She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Raymond J. Files, of Freedom; a daughter, Heather J. Cataldo, of New Durham; a son, Brian J. Files, of Freedom; a grandson, Marc Anthony Cataldo, of New Durham; and a granddaughter, Annalise Diane Cataldo, due to be born in April. Her mother, Beatrice M. Finnie, of Chelsea, Mass.; a brother, Russell J. Finnie, of Saugus, Mass.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Visiting hours will be Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be sent to Jen's Friends, P.O. Box 1842, North Conway, NH 03860-1842.

1/23/02

John L. Mallar, 64, of Tamworth, died peacefully at his home on Jan. 20, 2002, with all of his family at his side after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born in Lynn, Mass., on May 31, 1937, he was the son of the late Nathan H. Mallar and Ruth (Whitaker) Mallar of Saugus, Mass.
He attended local schools in Saugus and graduated in 1955. He received a BA in business from Northeastern University in Boston in 1962, and received an MA in industrial production management from Central Michigan University in 1974.
John joined the U.S. Navy in 1955 and served both on active duty and on reserve duty as an electronics technician until 1961. In 1964, he joined the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1982 with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Col. Mallar received the Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, four Air Force Commendation Medals, the Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Vietnam Service Medal, as well as Air Force outstanding unit awards. He was stationed at various bases in the United States as well as Wheelus Air Base in Tripoli, Libya, Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, and Bentwaters Air Base, England. He attended Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
He worked at Sonicraft in Chicago and then owned and operated JDM Company Building and Yankee Home Inspections in New Hampshire.
Mr. Mallar retired to the area in 1983 and lived in Madison until 1998 when he moved to Tamworth.
He was active in town politics and served on the Madison Budget Committee, Madison Planning Board, and the Madison School Board.
Mr. Mallar joined the Masonic lodge in 1971 in Warner Robbins, Ga., and became a member of Gippeswyk Lodge in Ipswich Suffolk, England. He was also a past master of the Ossipee Valley Lodge Number 74, where he was awarded the John Sullivan Medal. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and the York Rite.
He was an active member of the Mount Washington Valley Radio Control Club, Tucson R/C Club, and for the past few years, he has been a volunteer tour director and tram driver at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tucson, Az.
The family includes his wife of 40 years, Dorothy (Hammond) Mallar of Tamworth; three children, Margo Mallar of Tamworth, Leslie Reynolds and her husband Paul of Fryeburg, Maine, and John David Mallar and his wife Catherine of Ormond Beach, Fla.; six grandchildren in Tamworth and Fryeburg; a sister, Hope Clark and her husband George of Gilford and Safety Harbour, Fla.; a brother, Richard Mallar and his wife Rita of Rockland, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at St. Andrews Church in Tamworth. There will be no visiting hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ossipee Valley Masonic Lodge 74, the Cancer Society of one's choice, the Mount Washington Valley Radio Control Club or the charity of one's choice.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

1/22/02

SOUTH TAMWORTH - Gordon W. Carter, 45, of Route 25, South Tamworth, died Jan. 20, 2002, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
He was born Aug. 9, 1956, in Laconia, and lived in Sandwich, where he attended Sandwich Central School. He later moved to Tamworth, where he graduated from Kenneth A. Brett School. He graduated from Kennett High School in Conway in 1975. He was a concrete foreman for Baybutt Foundation Co., in Tamworth for several years.
His family includes his wife of 25 years, Edith (Ames) Carter, and two daughters, Sara M. Carter, and Heather M. Carter, all of South Tamworth; his mother, Ethel (Wallace) Clifford, and stepfather, Ernest Clifford, of Sandwich; a brother, Kevin Carter, of Merrimack; a sister, Anita Carter, of Sandwich; his maternal grandmother, Roxy Cluff, of Sandwich; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
There will be no calling hours. The family extends an invitation to all their friends to join them at Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro, on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. A time of remembrance for Gordon will be at 7:30 p.m.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Tamworth Rescue Squad, Tamworth, NH 03886.

1/19/02

Mr. John J. "Chunky" Waldron, 52, of West Ossipee, NH, formerly of Lynn, died suddenly Thursday of a massive heart attack at home.
Born in Lynn, son of Marie A. (Pashby) Waldron of Lynn & the late John E. Waldron, he was a graduate of St. Mary's High School, Class of 1966. He resided in Ossipee for 18 years, previously living in Lynn. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of Vietnam, serving on the U.S.S. Yorktown.
He was employed at the C.L. Hauthaway in Lynn as a Lab Technician for several years until moving to New Hampshire.
He enjoyed woodworking, landscaping, gardening, and spending time outdoors.
In addition to his mother, he leaves two sons, William R. Waldron of Wyoming and James R. Waldron of Effingham, NH; and one daughter, Colleen M. Waldron of West Ossipee; one brother, W. Matthew Waldron of East Freetown, MA; four sisters, Joanna M. Hynes of Amherst, NH; Jean T. Folan of Georgetown, Ellen M. Hallssey of Lynn, and Elleen S. Hallssey of Lynn; one grandchild, Makenzie Waldron of Effingham, NH, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his former wife, Judy Bourque Waldron, of Tuftonboro, NH.
He was brother of the late James M. Waldron.
Funeral from the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple Street in Lynn, MA. on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Funeral Mass in St. Plus V Church at 10 am. Interment in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Lynn, MA.
Friends may call on Monday from 2 - 4 p.m. and 7 - 9 p.m. Donations may be sent to Camplon Center c/o Father Patrick Sullivan, 319 Concord Road, Weston, MA 02193. Directions and guestbook, www.cuffemcginnfuneralhome.com.

1/19/02

Gwendolyn "Maxine" Damon age 89 formerly of North Conway, N.H. and the Ferry Road, Lisbon Falls died Tuesday afternoon, Jan.15, 2002, at the Russell Park Manor where she had been a resident for 4 years.
Maxine was born in Bowdoinham Feb.13,1912 the daughter of William and Lillian Newton Damon. She was educated in the Lisbon Schools and graduated from Lisbon High School in the Class of 1930. Following High School she went to the former State Street Hospital School of Nurisng in Portland where she became a Registered Nurse.
Maxine had worked as an RN in Portland doing private duty. She later moved to North Conway, N.H. where she worked at the North Conway Memorial Hospital for many years, retiring in 1974. She will be remembered for her love of people and the joy they brought her both in and out of the nursing field.
She was a member of the Bartlett, N.H. Ladies Aide, The Pine Grange #3, Lisbon, and the Raymond J. Lavigne V.F.W. Auxillary Unit 9459, Lisbon. She enjoyed doing various crafts, crochetting, knitting, and cooking.
She is survived by a sister Mrs. Roland (Marguerite) Rand of Lisbon, a sister in law Mrs. Albert (Elizabeth) Damon, Lisbon Falls, two nieces Mrs. Bob (Sandy) Helie of Broadbrook, Conn., and Mrs. Bill (Carole) Thomas of Lisbon Falls, three nephews Gregory Rand and his wife Janice of Gardiner, Shawn Rand of Lisbon, and Chuck Damon and his wife Lucy of Lisbon, 2 great nieces and 3 great nephews.
She was predeceased by five brothers Albert Damon, George Damon, Leewood Damon, Edward Damon, and Donald Damon. She was also predeceased by a special great nephew Nicholas Rand.

1/18/02

Dorothy H. Mohla, 80, a lifelong resident of Wakefield, died on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Mass. Born in Wakefield on July 24, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John F. and Josephine (Morse) Green and the mother of the late Judith Ann Cronan.
Mrs. Mohla had been employed by Paul K. Guillow, Inc., and the Colonial, both of Wakefield.
She was a longtime summer resident of Dan Hole Pond in Tuftonboro, and an avid bingo player.
Mrs. Mohla is survived by her husband, Harry E. Mohla; three sons, Harry E. Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, of Groton, Mass., Richard A. and his wife, Mary Ellen, of North Conway, and Thomas E. and his wife, Mary Jane, of Wakefield; one daughter, Lorinda J. Mohla of Wakefield; and her sister, Janet Fazio of Wakefield. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. The birth of a second great-grandchild is anticipated soon. Mrs. Mohla was the sister of the late John W. and Robert T. Green.
A funeral service will be held at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield, on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Interment will be at the Veteran's Administration National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.

1/18/02

B. George Frizzell, 86, of South Hamilton, Mass., died on Jan. 8, 2002, after a short illness. Born in Boston in 1916, George grew up in Wakefield, Mass. Following graduation with honors from Wakefield High School, George joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in Jaffrey, and worked on building trails around Mount Monadnock. George then attended Northeastern University, where he was president of the Sigma Society and the Accounting and Law Club. He graduated with honors in 1940 and began a lifelong career in accounting, which was interrupted by his enlistment in the U.S. Army in 1942. From 1942 to 1945, George served in the First and Third Divisions in France.
After he was discharged from the army, George worked for Sylvania Electric Company in 1946 until his retirement in 1984. In 1952, he was sent to Wheeling, W.V., to open a manufacturing plant where he was employed as comptroller. During his 14 years in Wheeling, George was active in church and civic affairs and was one of the founders of the Ohio Valley's first ice hockey team. When the plant closed, George and his family relocated to South Hamilton, Mass., where he was treasurer of the Sylvania Employees Credit Union until his retirement in 1984.
Throughout his life, George was a devoted family man who enjoyed golfing, woodworking, tinkering, gardening and doughnuts. A 50-year member of the National Association of Accountants and a long-time member of the new England Chapter of the Credit Union League, he served as president of both organizations. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 50 years, Catherine Faulkner, and two brothers, Stan and John Frizzell.
George is survived by his daughter, Lee, and her husband, Frank Hubbell of Conway; Debbie Morrison, her husband Dave, and his greatly adored grandson, Zach, of South Hamilton; his brother and sister-in-law, Herb and May Frizzell of Lynnfield, Mass.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A celebration of George Frizzell's life will be held at Christ Church Episcopal in South Hamilton, in the spring.

1/18/02

Michael R. Cotter, 58, of North Conway died January 14, 2002 at the Memorial Hospital in NorthConway. Born in Somerville, MA, the son of Michael and Helen (Hoffman) Cotter, he moved to North Conway in 1985.
The family includes two daughers, Suzanne Grande of South Weymouth, MA and Julianne Cotter of Weymouth, MA; a sister, Helen M. Milan of South Boston, Ma; a brother, William Cotter of Weymouth, MA; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Peabody, MA. There will be not visiting hours.
The Furber and White funeral home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

1/18/02

Warren A. Hayes, 79, of Old Bay Road in New Durham, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Born November 22, 1922 in New Durham, he was the son of the late Everett W. and Rosaria (Grenier) Hayes. He resided in New Durham for most of his life.
A construction worker, Mr. Hayes was self-employed, doing business as Warren Hayes Construction.
Warren was a volunteer with the New Durham Fire Department for many years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, playing poker and cribbage.
The widower of the late Virginia L. (Wyatt) Hayes, who died in 1973, he is survived by one son, Arnold W. and his wife Shirley M. Hayes of Center Barnstead; four daughters, Gloria and her husband Skip of New Durham; Vicki Hayes of San Diego, CA; Rachel and her husband Alan Fall of Freedom, NH; and Constance M. Allard; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Parker of Holiday, FL; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by a sister, Dorothy Gray and two brothers, John Hayes and Leon Hayes.
Calling hours are Friday evening from 7-9 p.m. at C.E. Peaslee and Son Funeral Home, 32 Central Street in Farmington. The funeral service will be on Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with a visitation an hour prior to the service. Internment will be in the spring at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Farmington. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the New Durham Parks and Recreation, 7 Old Bay Road, New Durham, NH 03855.

1/16/02

John R. Lindblade, 50, of 203 Loudon Road in Concord passed away on January 14, 2002 at Concord Hospital after a brief bout with cancer.
Mr. Lindblade was born on June 4, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Eric N. Lindblade of Charleston, NH and the late Helene (Belger) Lindblade of Bethlehem, NH. He was the stepson of Brenda Lindblade of Charleston, NH. He graduated from the Mt. Hermon School in Northfield, MA and Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin where he was a member of Phi Epsilon Chi and R.O.T.C. Mr. Lindblade served his country during the Vietnam Era as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Military Police and was a member of Pershing Rifles. Following his military service he was appointed to the Bellows Falls Vermont Police Department where he worked until 1985. He was employed by the State of New Hampshire Disability Determination Department for the previous 13 years. John was a former member of the Sugar Hill Fire Department and Franconia Lion's Club. He was also a member of the Flying Yankee Restoration Group in Glen, NH.
He was the father of Timothy J. Lindblade of Sugar Hill, NH and Putney, VT; stepfather of Brandon R. and Amy Cooper of Pittsburgh, PA and Lori Larue of Westminister, VT; son of Eric (Brenda) Lindblade of Charleston, NH; brother of Carl (Dorothy) Lindblade of North Conway, NH; Marian L. (William) Gowan of Hendersonville, NC and Eric (Susan) Lindblade Jr. of Havelock, NC; and uncle to several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, January 17 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Bow Mills, NH with the Rev. Eric Lindblade Jr. and Rev. Anne Beach officiating. Burial will be at Boscawen Veteran Cemetery in Boscawen, NH on Friday, January 18 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements. To view an on-line memorial, send a condolence, get directions or for more information, go to www.csnh.com.

1/16/02

On Jan. 10, 2002, with all the dignity and respect she so richly deserved, Sylvia Annette Thompson, 71, of Fryeburg, Maine, went home to be with her Lord.
Sylvia was born Aug. 15, 1930, at the home of her parents, Gela Hall Bennett and Erlon Lamont Bennett. She attended local schools, graduating from Fryeburg Academy in 1948. After working her way through Pelletier's Beauty School in Lewiston, Maine, she was employed by Eastern Slope Beauty Salon in North Conway. It was during this time that Sylvia met and married Thomas Gagnon of Bridgton, Maine, in 1955. They had two sons during their four-year marriage. In 1961, she married Harold "Tommy" Thompson of Lovell, Maine, and together they raised their family of eight children. Though a lifelong homemaker, she always found time to hold various jobs such as bookkeeper and bus driver, and in her later years she performed personal home care for several of the area's elderly.
Sylvia was a mother to many, always volunteering at local care facilities, hospitals, and church activities. She was a member of the Fryeburg Senior Citizens, Historical Society, Ladies Auxiliary Post 684 in Lovell, and most recently, the Valley Christian Church in Conway. Her love for bingo and cooking was surpassed only by her love for her children and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Sylvia's faith blossomed after the removal of a brain tumor in 1983. From that point on, she faithfully attended local churches and humbly spread the love of Jesus to everyone she came into contact with. One could always find her encouraging and sharing the source of her own hope and strength with the needy around her. She left a legacy of faith with family, friends, and her community.
She is survived by her children, Alan Thompson of Exeter, Harold Thompson of Lovell, Edward Thompson of Hiram, Maine, Karen Fortin of West Paris, Maine, Louis Gagnon of Cornish, Maine, Michael Gagnon of Conway, Rocky Thompson of Conway and Mary Ellen Mohla of North Conway. Sylvia was a grandmother to 16 and a great-grandmother to 13, with three about to be born. She is also survived by two brothers, Lloyd Drew of Intervale and George Drew of North Fryeburg. She was predeceased by both husbands and two brothers, Alonzo Bennett of North Fryeburg, Maine, and Ralston Bennett of Lovell.
A service celebrating Sylvia's life will be held for family and friends at the North Fryeburg Harbor Methodist Church on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m., followed by a luncheon at the Lovell VFW Hall.
In keeping with Sylvia's concern for others, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the activity fund at Hick's Assisted Living Center, 27 Oxford Street, Fryeburg, ME 04037.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

1/14/02

FRYEBURG - Henry William Anthony, 66, of Fish St., Fryeburg, died January 11, 2002 at Maine Medical Center. Born April 27, 1935 in Portland, a son of Phillip and Alice Stasanosky Anthony, he grew up in Brownfield and graduated from Fryeburg Academy class of 1953. He spent nine years in the Air Force as a technical trainer. Henry received his bachelor of arts and masters degrees from University of Maine Gorham/Portland, specializing in drafting. He worked several years for Mohawk Airlines in the radio maintenance department. He taught drafting at Kennett High School for 16 years. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and AARP. He was predeceased by a brother, Phillip, and a sister, Marjorie Anthony. His family includes his wife of 45 years, Eleanor Howard Anthony of Fryeburg; two sons, Michael A. of Granite Falls, Wash., and Bruce W. of Fairfield, Calif.; one daughter, Rebecca Quigg of Bath, Maine; one brother, William G. of New Hampshire; one sister, Nanci Allard of Conway; two grandchildren.
A time of remembrance and celebration of Henry's life will be held Monday, Jan. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Anthony home, Box 92, Fish St., Center Fryeburg.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

1/14/02

Effie Pauline "Polly" Johnson, 78, a life long resident of Tamworth, died peacefully at home on Washington Hill on Sunday, January 13, 2002. She was born in Tamworth on September 22, 1923 to Otis and Elsie (Brown) Bean. Her husband, Forrest W. Johnson, predeceased her in 1971.
Effie had a great love of flowers and nature. She and her husband had a greenhouse business from the late 1960's to the early 1970's. Every year she looked forward to going to the flower show.
Effie was a great supporter of the Barnstormer Theatre which she attended regularly every summer. Later in life she became an avid cribbage player and frequently could be seen playing at the Whittier Lions Club, Chat N' Chew and down in Lovell, Maine. She was also a member of the Chocorua Lake Association.
Effie will be most remembered for her love of family, which always brought her great happiness when they gathered together. Her family includes a daughter Peggy Flint, and her husband Marvin of Conway Center; a son Arthur Johnson of California; a son Dennis Johnson of Tamworth; a daughter Karen Pandora, and her husband John of Brownfield, Maine; a son Harry Johnson, and his wife Ruth Ann of Conway; and a son Forrest R. Johnson, and hiw wife Christine of Tamworth. In addition, Effie left behind 16 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 15 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Lord's Funeral Home in Center Ossipee. The funeral service will also be conducted at Lord's Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16.

1/11/02

Stephen E. Piane, 48, of Conway, died suddenly on January 2, 2002.
Born November 4, 1953 to Jean V. and the late Edward N. Piane, Stephen was formerly a resident of Glen Cove, Long Island.
The loving brother of Christine A. Gould, Lori K. Nicastro and Steven Nicastro, and the dear uncle of Sean A. Gould, Stephen was a long time resident of Conway and a certified marital mediator in the state of New Hampshire.
A mass of Christian burial was held at St. Patrick's Church in Glen Cove, Long Island on Monday, January 7, 2002. A sharing of memories of Stephen's life will be held at Marcello's in North Conway on Wednesday, January 16 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Donations in Stephen's memory can be made to St. Patrick's Outreach Program, 235 Glen Street, Glen Cove, New York 11542.

1/11/02

Edmond R. Nadeau, 71, of Tamworth died Jan. 8 at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
Born May 18, 1930, in Pawtucket, R.I., son of the late Arthur and Anna (Leveque) Nadeau, he served his country with the U.S. Army. Mr. Nadeau was a self-employed contractor in Moultonboro and Tamworth for many years.
Predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Ann (Roberts), he leaves no immediate family.
A graveside service will be at Wonalancet Cemetery in the spring.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Homes and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro and West Ossipee is in charge of the arrangements.

1/10/02

Mary E. Cadigan, 69, a long-time resident of Lovell, Maine, died Jan. 7, 2002, at 75 State Street in Portland, Maine. She was born in Lowell, Mass., a daughter of Joseph and Mary Ellen Walsh Murphy. She was educated in Portland schools and graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a RN for Mercy Hospital, Bridgton Hospital and Bridgton Academy. She also spent three years in the Peace Corps, serving in Uruguay and Cuba. She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. She enjoyed cooking, collecting antiques, Irish music and horseback riding.
She was predeceased by four brothers and a sister. She is survived by two sons, George M. Cadigan Jr. of Cumberland, Maine, and Patrick J. Cadigan of Lovell; two sisters, Rose Marie Murphy of Springfield, Mass., and Ann Islas of Wilmington, Calif.; one granddaughter, Erin Cadigan; and a close cousin, Ted Walsh.
Visiting hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday in the Narthex of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Route 5, Fryeburg. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the church, with Rev. Robert Vaillancourt and Rev. Joseph Whitlock officiating. Burial will be Monday Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, Maine.
Donations may be made in memory of Mary to the Brain Tumor Society, 124 Watertown Street, Suite 3-H, Watertown, MA 02472, or to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

1/10/02

Robert Winship Barber, 67, of East Denmark, Maine, died Jan. 7, 2002, at his winter home in Saint Petersburg Beach, Fla. He was born in New London, Conn., on April 17, 1934, a son of the late Robert S. and Elizabeth Winship Barber. He graduated from Williston Academy, Class of 1952, and also was a Coast Guard veteran. At one time, he owned a pheasant farm. He also owned Universal Trucking Co., both located in New Hampshire, was manager of Mario's Restaurant in Bridgton and most recently was a real estate broker. He was a long-time member of the Lions, and Hiram Lodge of Masons, Kora Temple Shrine, and Pass-A-Grille Yacht Club in Saint Petersburg Beach. He enjoyed antique cars, boating, his motor home, and he kept a meticulous yard and garden. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Maxfield Barber and a granddaughter, Sarah Barber. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Greene Shand Barber of Denmark, Maine; a son, Robert M. Barber, of Denmark; a daughter, Elizabeth B. Moulton, of Denmark; a step-son, David Shand, of Denmark; a step-daughter, Deborah Lanzilotti, of Fryeburg; four grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Denmark Congregational Church, with the Rev. Greg Young officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Denmark Public Library, or to the Denmark Volunteer Fire Department, Denmark, ME 04022.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

1/10/02

Kelly Marie Haney, 22, of Durham, was fatally injured in an automobile accident on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2001, near Lihula, Estonia.
Ensign Haney was born in Newport, R.I., a daughter of Keith and Ree Haney, and grew up in various duty stations around the country as part of a Navy family. She graduated with the Class of 1997 from Oyster River High School, and in May 2001, she earned her Bachelor's Degree and received her commission as an officer in the United States Navy from the U.S. Naval Academy. Since then, she graduated from the Navy's Surface Warfare Officer School in Newport, R.I., and was an assistant coach for the Naval Academy's Crew Team.
During her short life, she accomplished great things, touched countless lives, and made the world a better place to live. Her love and compassion will be with us always.
In addition to her parents, missing her wonderful smile are her beloved fiancé, Tonu Mets; her sisters Jenni and Melissa; and her grandparents, Len and Eva Madden of Melvin Village, and Lawrence and Becky Haney of Water Village.
A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas More Church in Durham on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio, 7523 Brandt Pike, Dayton, OH 45424-2337.

1/9/02

Joyce Mae Quint, 75, of Conway died Jan. 6, 2002, at the SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Conway after a long illness. Born in Portland, Maine, the daughter of Austin and Velma (Marean) White, she had lived in Conway for many years.
Mrs. Quint graduated from Fryeburg Academy, Class of 1945.
During her many years of taking care of children, she was lovingly known as "Auntie Jo." She will always be remembered for her love of children, and her wonderful sense of humor.
The family includes six children, Cindi-Jo Quint, Gregg Quint and his wife Sharon, Melinda Quint Fallen and her husband Harland, Scott Quint and his wife Vicky, Kevin Quint and his wife Lori, and Chris Quint and his wife Michele, all of Conway; six grandchildren, Angela, Anne, Scott Jr., Joshua, Kelli and Tyler, all of Conway. She is also survived by one brother, Richard White of Wolfeboro; three sisters, Norma Boutilier and Cheryl Smith, both of Conway, and Linda White of Alton; a sister-in-law, Roberta White of Derry; and many nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Otis M. Quint Jr., in 2000, a sister, Elaine Webster of Fryeburg, and a brother, Ray White of Derry, predeceased her.
Graveside services will be held in the Conway Village Cemetery later in the spring. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the Conway Village Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 342, Conway, NH 03818.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

1/9/02

Dr. James Q. Haralambie, summer resident of Silver Lake, age 92, died of cancer at the Connecticut Hospice in Branford, Conn., on Jan. 6, 2002. He was preceeded in death by his wife, Cecilia C. Haralambie and his sister, Lucy Haralambie. He is survived by his older brother, John Haralambie; two children, James D. Haralambie and Ann M. Haralambie; three granddaughters, Kelly and Lisa Haralambie and Katherine Fernie; his great-grandson, Dominic Fernie; nieces Mary Cragin and Fran Hackett, and nephews Jack, Henry and Jerry Cragin. The Haralambie family has spent part of every summer since 1954 on Silver Lake, purchasing a summer home there after 10 years of renting.
He was born March 6, 1909, in Philadelphia, Penn. He earned his A.B. degree in 1931 from Oberlin College and his M.D. degree in 1935 from the Yale University School of Medicine. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Haralambie interned at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was house officer in Pediatrics from 1935 to 1936. He did his residency in pediatrics at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill., from 1937 to 1939. Prior to beginning his residency, he married Cecilia C. Cragin, a nurse whom he met in medical school.
Upon his retirement, Dr. and Mrs. Haralambie moved to Heritage Village, Conn., where Dr. Haralambie continued to reside after his wife's death in 1986. At his request, there will be no memorial services. The family is grateful for the wonderful, kind care which he received at the Connecticut Hospice for the last three months of his life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Connecticut Hospice.

1/9/02

William A. Krim of Naples, Fla., formerly of Chatham, Mass., died peacefully Sunday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2002, at the age of 95.
He was born in Roxbury, Mass., in 1906, one of 10 children. He graduated from Mechanic Arts High School, Boston, Mass., in 1923. Mr. Krim worked for the Boston Naval Shipyard in Charlestown, Mass., for 29 years as a heating and ventilation engineer and traveled extensively for the Navy during his career.
In retirement, he and his beloved wife, Josephine Schmitt, born in Bad Newstadt, Germany, were active members of Holy Redeemer Church in Chatham, Mass. They celebrated 68 happy years together before Mrs. Krim's death in January, 2000, at the age of 92. Mr. Krim's hobbies included painting, woodcarving, tending his vegetable garden, and scallop fishing.
Mr. Krim is survived by his daughter, Joanne M. Dray, of Naples, Fla.; his son, William R. Krim, of Conway and Tavares, Fla.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Ann Catholic Church, 475 9th Avenue South, Naples, Fla., on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m. Burial in Holyhood Cemetery, Brookline, Mass., will be private. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mr. Krim's memory to the charity of one's choice.
Fuller Funeral Home of Naples, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

1/8/02

Leroy C. Day, 56, of Fryeburg, Maine, died Jan. 6, 2002, at the Fryeburg Health Care Center. He was born in Portland, Maine, on Feb. 28, 1945, a son of the late Carroll and Rebecca Johnson Day. He grew up and was educated in Cornish schools.
For over 25 years, Lee ran a garage in Fryeburg called Mainly Automotive. He was a long-time member and past chief of the Fryeburg Fire Department. He enjoyed rebuilding old cars, stock car racing, and hunting.
He was predeceased by his wife, Joan Huntress Day, in 1999. His family includes a son, Corey Day, and a daughter, Kelly Day, both of Fryeburg.
A graveside service will be held in the spring.
Donations may be made in memory of Lee to the Fryeburg Fire Department, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home.

1/5/02

Donald A. Bleyle, 74, of Ossipee, died Jan. 2 at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
Born Sept. 6, 1927, in Medina, N.Y., son of the late Willard and Eva (Bailey) Bleyle he has lived in Ossipee since 1987, moving there from Westboro, Mass.
Mr. Bleyle worked as an aluminum brazier for MDL in Needham, Mass., retiring in 1987. He served his country during WWII with the United States Navy.
He volunteered for the Domestic Violence Hotline, RSVP, Center of Hope, and Healthline. He was a member of the VFW in Ossipee, Carroll County Hunting, Shooting and Fishing Club in Madison, and the Bear Camp Hunt Club in Tamworth.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Hart) Bleyle of Ossipee; one son, David Bleyle, in China; a brother, James Bleyle of Plymouth; two granddaughters, Lisa Bleyle and Dawn Bleyle; and a great-grandson, Holden Bleyle.
No services are planned.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Homes and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro and West Ossipee is in charge of arrangements.

1/5/02

Eleanor Avis Libby, 89, died Jan. 1, 2002, in a Morrisville, Vt., nursing home. She was born in Stow, Maine, on Sept. 14, 1912, a daughter of Ned and Winifred LaBroke Bryant, and was educated in local schools. After the death of her first husband, Charles Harmon, in 1961, Eleanor lived in Portland, Maine, and worked for Woolworth and Health-Tex. Her second husband, Clifford Libby, died in 1984. Since then, she has lived in Boston, Mass., Weare, and most recently, Morrisville. She enjoyed knitting, gardening and jigsaw puzzles.
Eleanor was predeceased by three daughters, Diana Loder, Betty Littlefield and Dolores Harmon, and a sister, Vera Libby.
She is survived by two sons, Merle Harmon of Sebago, Maine, and Arnold Harmon of Windham, Maine; one daughter, Dorothy Malone of Johnson, Vt.; one brother, Neil Bryant of Stow, Maine; one sister, Ruby Watson of Stow, Maine; fifteen grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the spring at Number Four Cemetery, Lovell, Maine.
Arrangements are with the Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg, Maine.

1/5/02

Mrs. Eileen M. (Sullivan) Rosand, 75, of Laconia, died at her home on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002.
Mrs. Rosand was born Sept. 5, 1926, in Staten Island, N.Y., the daughter of Robert and Olga (Oakland) Sullivan. Mrs. Rosand had lived in the Lakes Region Area since 1969.
Mrs. Rosand was a legal secretary and worked for Atty. Bernard Snierson and also for the Murphy and McLaughlin Law Firm, retiring in 1987. She was a member of the National Secretary's Association.
In 1987 she was the World Champion Heavyweight Skier, and was an avid bowler. She owned and operated Second Hand Rose Antiques in North Conway and frequently attended auctions.
Survivors include her husband, John A. Rosand, of Laconia; one son, Richard L. Rosand, of North Conway; one daughter, Louise E. Rosand, of Gilford; one brother, Larry Sullivan, of Staten Island, N.Y.; two sisters, Joan Tenny of Forked River, New Jersey, and Patricia Meldrum of Albany, N.Y.; and many nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by a sister, Eleanor Seidenfaden, and a brother, Robert Sullivan.
Calling hours will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 1 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery, Meredith Center Road, Meredith.
For more information and to view an on-line memorial, go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

1/3/02

Rosemary Swanick died comfortably at home, surrounded by all six if her children and family with peace in her heart the day after Christmas. She shared her experience of life, living with illness and dying very openly with those close to her and for this her family and close friends are so very grateful. She served as an inspiration to all those who knew her as well as to some who did not know her.
Rosemary was born in Springfield, Vt., to Gerald F. Briggeman and Gretchen E. Clemons Briggeman. They lived in Vermont, New York and New Hampshire, moving to Wolfeboro when she was a teenager. Her father owned the Wolfeboro Hardware Store until he retired. Rosemary worked at the store as a child as well as the town movie theater in the concession stand.
Rosemary graduated from Brewster Free Academy and before school each morning, she would walk from South Wolfeboro to St. Cecelia Church where she attended regular services and found spiritual guidance from Father Russ Neighbor. After attending Simmons College, Boston, Mass., she felt called to enter the convent. She also felt called to leave after one year and returned to Wolfeboro where she worked at Tobey's Pharmacy, then owned by Louis Soucey. It was across the old soda fountain that she began her enduring friendship with James Swanick, whom she later married and with whom she had six children.
Working part-time and finishing her bachelor's and master's degrees while raising her children, Rosemary went on to teach at Kingswood Regional High School for 21 years. By this time, she had also become certified in massage and reiki which she practiced upon her retirement from teaching.
Rosemary was a very active member of the Wolfeboro community. One of the contributions she found most meaningful was her involvement in the hospice program. She and Joan Lovering trained volunteers and she was a volunteer herself for many years. Indeed, it was the reassurance of hospice that helped her and her family get through the last days of her illness. In lieu of flowers, Rosemary had requested donations be made to Hospice of Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
Rosemary is lovingly remembered by her aunt and uncle, George and Dorothy Clemons, their two children, Bruce and Susan; her brothers, Gerald F. Briggeman Jr., Walter G. Briggeman and Russell M. Briggeman; James Swanick and their six children, Anne McKenzie, Stephen Swanick, Sarah Petrash, Theresa Swanick, Paul Swanick and Amy Miner; as well as nephews, Peter and Gerald III, and nieces, Beth, Greta and Crystal; grandchildren, Carissa, Arie, Andrew, Isaac, Nick, Jennifer, Stephanie, Stephen, Jesse, Jori, Emori, Stacey, Scott and Anthony; and her fiance, Darwin Cap Hancock.
All are welcome to join in a celebration of Rosemary's life at a memorial service to be held at St. Cecelia's Church on South Main Street, Wolfeboro, on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 11 a.m. A short reception will follow downstairs for all those attending the service. A reception for close friends and family will be held at Brewster Academy's Pinkney Boathouse at 1 p.m.
Lord Funeral Home, Route 28, Wolfeboro, is in charge of arrangements.

1/2/02

Gladys N. Roberts, 95, of North Conway, died Dec. 29, 2001, at the Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in North Conway following a long illness.
Born in Bartlett, the daughter of Jesse and Jennie (LaFayette) Nute, she moved to North Conway in 1912.
The family includes a son, Ralph E. "Sonny" Roberts Jr., and his wife, Joan, of Rochester.
Her husband, Ralph E. Roberts Sr., predeceased her in 1979.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 4, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, with the Rev. Jerrold Root and Rev. John Holiday officiating. Burial will be in the North Conway Cemetery later in the spring. There will be no visiting hours.
Donations may be made to the Gibson Center for Senior Services, P.O. Box 655, North Conway, NH 03860.

12/28/01

Charlotte (Weber) Kropac, 96, of Huntington, N.Y., died Dec. 19, 2001, after a long illness.
Born on Oct. 20, 1905, in Palisades Park, N.J., she was the daughter of the late Phillip Wilhelm and Agnes (Mortland) Weber.
She was predeceased by her husband, William F. Kropac Sr., in 1968, and great granddaughter Crystal Hart in 1989.
She is survived by four sons, William F. Jr., of Bethpage, N.Y., John R., of Intervale, Christian, of East Setauket, N.Y., and Charles T., of Monroe Twp., N.J.; two daughters, Helen Grady, of Kings Park, N.Y., and Charlotte Whiting, of Conway; 24 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren; and nine great-great grandchildren.
A requiem Mass was held at St. Margaret's Anglican Church, Conway, on Thursday, Dec. 20.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Clayton Funeral Home in Kings Park, N.Y. Burial was held Saturday, Dec. 22, at Rockville Cemetery in Lynbrook, N.Y. Rev. John Horesco, of Lucien United Methodist Church in Kings Park, officiated.

12/28/01

Charles "Charlie" D. Brown, 78, of Fryeburg, Maine, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway after a brief illness.
Charlie was born in Manchester on Dec. 13, 1923, the son of David R. and Emma (Stackpole) Brown. He lived in Laconia for many years, moving to Bartlett in September 1990. He recently moved to Fryeburg.
Charlie's love for animals led him to a 35-year career of working as a farmhand. For the past 10 years, Charlie had been an active member in the senior program at the Center of Hope in Conway. This is where he and his friend, Andre Perrault (predeceased), spent many happy hours together. Charlie enjoyed making beautiful hooked rugs. He entered them in the Fryeburg Fairs, and often times would bring home a blue ribbon. Charlie loved to travel. Highlights included New York City, Washington, D.C., Canada, and of course, every year, the Boston Flower Show.
Charlie was a well-loved, gentle man who brought joy to the hearts of all with his sweet smile, twinkling blue eyes, and firm handshake. He leaves behind many dear friends.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway, with the Rev. Angelo D'Onofrio officiating.

12/27/01

CONWAY - Diana D. Eastman, 72, of East Conway Road, died Dec. 25, 2001, at The Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
She was born in Biddeford, Maine, Dec. 23, 1929, a daughter of Wilbrod and Althea Dennett Deschambeault. She grew up in Brownfield and graduated from Fryeburg Academy, class of 1947. Diana lived in South Portland for several years and was a member of a professional women's group called Beta Segma Phi. She moved to Londonderry, and for 20 years she was office manager for Professional Dental Lab in Hudson. She moved to East Conway a year and a half ago.
She enjoyed cooking and traveling.
Diana was pre-deceased by two brothers, Robert and Paul Deschambeault, and a sister, Mary Papi. She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Blais, of West Newfield, Maine, and Mary Anderson, of Hartland, Maine; one brother, Roger Deschambeault, of East Conway; two sisters, Gabrielle Merrill, of Brownfield, and Elizabeth LaPierre, of Bradenton, Fla.; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
There will be no visiting hours. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on Route 5 in Fryeburg, with the Rev. Robert Vaillancourt officiating.
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 52 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011.
Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

12/26/01

Walter Roy Chamberlain, 94, of Palmer, Mass., died Saturday at home. Born in Springfield, Mass., on July 4, 1907, he was the son of the late Carrie (Bickford) and Fred F. Chamberlain. Walter worked as a manager at Baystate Paint and Wallpaper in Springfield and retired in 1972. He also worked as an interpreter until 1985.
While caring for his wife, he volunteered at Wing Memorial Hospital for four and a half years. He was also a past grandmaster of the Hampden Lodge of Masons and a member of numerous church organizations at St. Mary's Church, where he was a member. Walter leaves two sons, Rt. Rev. Bruce S. Chamberlain of Madison, and Rev. Canon Donald F. Chamberlain of Holden, Mass., as well as seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruby M. (Stewart) Chamberlain in 1997, as well as three grandchildren. A memorial service will e held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Burial is private.
Beers and Story Funeral Home is handling all of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Memorial Fund, 1018 Foster St., Palmer, MA 01069, or to Quaboag Valley Hospice, 103 Fairview Street, Palmer, Mass. 01069.

12/26/01

Archie E. Rowe, 71, long-time resident of Center Conway, died peacefully at home on Dec. 23, 2001. He was born in Gilead, Maine, a son of John A. Rowe Sr. and Ida Terriault Rowe. He was educated in Berlin schools and served as a marine in the Korean War, 1952 to 1954. He liked working in the woods with his father when he was young.
He worked as a truck driver for Mike Valladares until he became ill in 1999. He faithfully attended First Assembly of God Church in Fryeburg for the last 15 years.
He was predeceased by a sister, Corrine Melville, in 1987, and a son, Dusty Von Rowe, in 1994. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Edith Babbitt Rowe of Center Conway; a son, Michael Rowe of Port Charlotte, Fla.; five daughters, Jackie Cilley of Portsmouth, Colleen McIsaac of Manchester, Lisa Currier Rowe of Springfield, Mo., Tammy Rowe of Florida, and Naomi D. Rowe of Conway; two brothers, John Rowe of Bartlett and Eddie Rowe of Phillips, Maine; two sisters, Marion Crotto of Gorham and Darlene Janvrin of Seabrook; two step-daughters, Charmaine Mirzac of Center Conway and Elissa Smith of Albany; five step-sons, Billie Smith of New Hampshire, Jeff Smith and Wade Smith, both of Maine, Scott McKenzie of North Conway and Darren McKenzie of New Jersey; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday at the First Assembly of God Church, 2 Drift Road, Fryeburg, with Pastor Donald Maranville officiating. Donations may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, 2 Drift Road, Fryeburg, ME 04037. Arrangements are with Wood Funeral Home of Fryeburg.

12/24/01

FRYEBURG, Maine - Annice H. Rogers, 41, of Route 5, Fryeburg, died December 21, 2001, unexpectedly at her home.
Annice was born July 6, 1960, in Anchorage, Alaska, a daughter of Herman and Ruby Cates Veitenheimer. Her father was an Air Force career man, so Annice enjoyed traveling and was educated in various locations.
She graduated from Longmeadow High School, Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
She lived in Fryeburg for the past 18 years, and worked as a Certified Nurses Aid at the Fryeburg Health Care. She was also an EMT for the Fryeburg Rescue. Last year, she started a limousine service.
She was predeceased by her father in 1986 and her husband Dwight "Butch" Rogers Jr. in 1999.
She is survived by her mother, of Longmeadow, Mass.; a son, Tyler D. Rogers; a daughter, Ashly M. Rogers, both of Fryeburg; one brother, Mark Veitenheimer of East Otis, Mass.; and one sister, Eva-Marie Holley, of Swannona, N.C.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Wood Funeral Home, 12 Warren St., Fryeburg, followed by a funeral service at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Violet Eastman officiating.
Donations may be made in memory of Annice to the Rogers Children's Trust Fund, c/o Fryeburg Key Bank, 122 Main St., Fryeburg, Maine 04037.

12/24/01

Madeline L. Placey, 76, of Glen, died December 22, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway, after a long illness. She was born on May 22, 1925, on a farm in Lincoln Plantation, Maine, the daughter of Alfred and Geneva (Ripley) Hart.
Madeline had attended Gould Academy.
In January 1942, she married Willard Placey and they made their home in Glen.
Madeline worked for many years at local restaurants and inns doing a variety of jobs from waitress to cook to maid. But her favorite job was raising her children and grandchildren. To her last breath, she was a mentor to all of her family, with a perfect mix of humor and wit.
The family includes: her daughter, Lucinda M. "Cindi" Kiesman and her husband Paul and sons Corey and Wendell of Glen; her daughter-in-law, Brenda Bowley of Glen; her grandchildren, Connie Therrien of Barrington, Julie Spurling and husband Mike of Rochester, Carla Placey of Carmel Valley, Calif., and Steve Therrien of Dover.
Her granddaughter, Connie, has presented her with the gift of her first great-granddaughter, Michaela Lorraine, and several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends, and her beloved yet spoiled cat Isabelle.
Her husband, William R. Placey in 1991, son Wendell R. Placey in 1974 and daughter Lorraine predeceased her in 1992. Her brother Ernest, sister Mildred, half-brother William Percey and half-sister Norma also predecease her.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Glen Community Baptist Church with the Rev. William R. Stockhaus, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the Glen Cemetery at a later date. There are no visiting hours. The Furber and White Funeral Home, in North Conway, is in charge of arrangements.

12/19/01

Lloyd R. Bartlett, 71, of East Hampton, Conn., beloved husband of Karen (Takeuchi) Bartlett, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn.
He was born in Fryeburg, Maine, on Nov. 12, 1929, son of the late Nelson and Alegra (McAllister) Bartlett, and had resided in East Hampton for many years before his retirement in 1991. He was employed by Pratt and Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford. He was a member of American Legion Post 197, Marlborough, Conn., a member of Anchor Lodge 112 AF and AM, East Hampton, and a member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, James Bartlett and his wife Bernice of Middle Haddam, Conn., Duane Bartlett of San Diego, Calif., and Darrell Bartlett of Middletown, Conn.; five brothers, Edward Bartlett of Fryeburg, Waine Bartlett of Raymond, Maine, Harlan Bartlett of Denmark, Maine, Lindon Bartlett of Brownfield, Maine, and Ronald Bartlett of Middletown; two sisters, Carlene Colbath of Conway, and Sandra Lacy of East Rochester; two grandchildren, Katherine "Kate" Bartlett and James Bartlett, both of Middle Haddam; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Reginald Bartlett.
The funeral service was held with the Rev. Thomas Kennedy at the East Hampton Congregational Church. Burial with military honors followed in Lakeview Cemetery, East Hampton. Calling hours were at Spencer Funeral Home, East Hampton.
Those who wish may send memorial contributions to Alzheimer's Association, 96 Oak St., Hartford, CT 06106.

12/19/01

Helen Burbank Varrieur, 95, died peacefully in the company of close family and friends at her home, The Farm-By-The -River in Effingham Falls, on Dec. 4, 2001. She had lived a long and happy life in various parts of the United States, but described her last 37 years at The Farm-By-The-River, where she moved in 1964, as her best. Helen was born in Boston, Mass., on July 30, 1906.
Helen and her husband, Albert, owned and operated The Farm-By-The-River greenhouses in the 1970's and Thermalarm Products, Inc., until their retirement in 1992. Helen enjoyed volunteering at the Mountain View Nursing Home, where she made many friends. She cofounded, with her husband, the Varrieur-Wolfeboro Duplicate Bridge Group. Proceeds from this continuing effort have always been donated to area non-profit human services agencies. Helen contributed to environmental protection efforts in the Effingham and Freedom area and, with her husband, created a conservation easement of their Ossipee river front land with the N.H. Audubon Society in 1993. She also supported efforts of the Society for the Protection of N.H. Forests and the Green Mountain Conservation Group to protect land and the environment in Carroll County.
Helen was an awesome cook, an avid gardener, bridge player and reader. She most enjoyed the company of family and friends, particularly her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and their friends, who often visited and enjoyed her gracious home, The Farm-By-The-River.
She is survived by her daughters, Eve and her husband, William S. Klotz of Effingham Falls, Mary and her husband, Francis F.S. Wolfe of Pine Island, Fla., and Cindy of Palm Harbor, Fla.; her grandchildren, Skip Wolfe of Wakefield, Torrey Wolfe of Gibson Island, Md., David Wolfe of Portland, Maine, James Wolfe of Sandown; Alexander and Timothy Klotz of Effingham Falls, and Helen Berthiuame of Manchester; her great-grandchildren, Joe and Frank Wolfe of Wakefield, Gordon and Josh Wolfe of Sandown, Sean and Kai Parrott-Wolfe of Portland, and Lauren Prive of Manchester. She is also survived by her granddaughter-in-law, Dolly Cremmen Wolfe, for whom she had special affection. She was predeceased in 1994 by her husband of 48 years, Albert L. Varrieur.
A celebration of thanksgiving for her life will be held at The All Saints Episcopal Church, Wolfeboro, on Dec. 22 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Randolph K. Dales officiating with the assistance of the Rev. Daniel Schatz, hospice chaplain and rector of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Mount Washington Valley.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to VNA-Hospice of Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, or the Green Mountain Conservation Group, Effingham, NH 03882.

12/18/01

Flora E. Chase passed away Dec. 13, 2001. She was 91.
She worked many years at Frankson Furniture in Ossipee, and also at the Gibson Center until she was 81.
She leaves behind two daughters, Irene Bridges, of Concord, and Bernice Plummer, of Conway; one son, Philias Chase, of Stetson, Maine; three grandchildren, Linda, of Texas, Frank, of Conway, and Peggy, of Ossipee; and three great grandchildren, Aaron and Vanessa Plummer, of Conway, and Amanda Eldridge.
She will be buried in the spring.

12/18/01

OSSIPEE - Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Pickett, of Ossipee, formerly of Somerville, Mass., died Dec. 15, 2001.
Family includes husband Robert L. Pickett Sr.; son Robert L. Pickett Jr., and his wife, Debbie, of Fitchburg; son Charles and his wife, Mary, of Salem; daughter Judith Tomeo and husband, Frank, of Somerville; son John and his wife, Donna, of Wilmington; daughter Susan Boisvert and husband, Ralph, of Salem; son Michael Pickett, of Everett; sister Connie Lavelli, of Somerville; 15 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral is Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at The George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway, Somerville, followed by a funeral mass in St. Catherine of Genoa Church, Somerville, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited.
Calling hours are today (Tuesday) from 4 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Hospice Care, South Main Street, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.

12/18/01

OSSIPEE - Virginia E. Hersey, 80, of Route 171 in Ossipee, died Dec. 13, 2001, at the Huggins Hospial in Wolfeboro.
Born June 25, 1921, in Wolfeboro, daughter of the late Edwin C. and Hattie (Springer) Hersey, she grew up in Tuftonboro and has lived in the area all of her life.
Miss Hersey attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, worked as a live-in companion for the elderly, and enjoyed drawing, painting and farm life.
She leaves her companion, Frank Stockman Jr., and the Stockman family, nine nieces and nephews and several cousins.
Calling hours were Sunday at the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Wolfeboro. Funeral service was Monday at the Tuftonboro United Methodist Church.
Burial will be in Hersey Cemetery, Wolfeboro.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Huggins Hospital, South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
The Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

12/17/01

Barbara C. Caillouette of North Conway died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine. Born in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of Peter and Teresa (Cassasa) Mirabella, she grew up in Saugus, Mass., and lived in Haverhill, Mass., for 20 years before moving to North Conway.
Mrs. Caillouette owned and operated The Town Shop, a gift shop, in Saugus for several years.
The family includes: her sister, Rose Stacey of North Conway; two nephews, Peter Mirabella of Leominster, Mass., and Richard Mirabella of Hamilton, Mass.; a niece, Charline Parsons of South Berwick, Maine; and three grandnieces and a grandnephew.
Her husband, Levi "Pete" Caillouette, predeceased her.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of the Mountains Church in North Conway. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Haverhill at 2 p.m. Visiting hours will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway.
Donations may be sent to the Activities Program in care of SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 3417, North Conway, NH 03860.

12/15/01

Katrina A. Armstrong, 21, of North Conway died Dec. 14, 2001, at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway following a long illness. Born in North Adams, Mass., she has lived in North Conway for the past 20 years.
She attended Josiah Bartlett Elementary School in Bartlett and John Fuller Elementary School in North Conway. She graduated from Kennett High School, Class of 1998, where her activities included field hockey, key club and yearbook staff.
She had been attending Keene State College, majoring in graphic arts and minoring in dance.
Katie was a member of Jeanne Limmer's AXIS Dance Company in North Conway.
The family includes: her parents, Douglas and Candace (Peters) Armstrong of North Conway; her sister, Jessica-Lynn Armstrong of North Conway; her maternal grandfather, Bernard L. Peters of North Conway; and her paternal grandmother, Marguerite E. Armstrong of Laconia. She is also survived by an aunt, Dolores A. Sears of Aberdeen, Wash.; an uncle, William S. Armstrong of Endwell, N.Y.; and several cousins.
Private services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours.
There will be a celebration of her life for family and friends at the Bear Peak Base Lodge in Bartlett on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2001, from 7 to 9 p.m.
To honor her great love for dance, the family has established a scholarship fund. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: The Katie Armstrong Dance Scholarship, in care of The Mount Washington Way for Better Living, P.O. Box 677, North Conway, NH 03860.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

12/14/01

Violet DelVecchio, 84, of Conway died Dec. 11, 2001, at the memorial Hospital in North Conway after a long illness. Born in Paterson, N.J., the daughter of Joseph and Rosa (Garafano) Macchiarelli, she lived in Miami, Fla., for over 50 years before moving to North Conway in 1997.
The family includes: two daughters, Loretta Steward of North Conway and Linda Bounds of Santa Anna, Calif.; a son, John R. DelVecchio of Virginia Beach, Va.; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Etta Giaquinto of Naples, Fla., and Joan Henning of Alachua, Fla.; a brother, Joseph Macchiarelli of Wayne, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. in the chapel at Our Lady of Mercy Cemetery in Miami, Fla.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

12/13/01

Clayton E. Heath, 72, of Conway died Dec. 12, 2001, at the Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee after a long illness. Born in East Conway, the son of the late Chester and Ester (Baker) Heath, he was a lifelong resident of the area.
Mr. Heath graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1947 and then joined the Air Force, where he specialized as a jet mechanic. After his discharge, he went to work for W.G. Duprey and sons as a carpenter and, after many years' employment, became part-owner until his retirement in 1986.
He was a member of the North Conway American Legion Post 95.
He was very devoted to his family and he loved hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Helen P. Heath; a brother, Paul Heath of Bridgton, Maine; three sisters, Mary Sawyer of Fryeburg, Maine, Nancy Antonucci of Center Conway, and Joyce Cervone of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
His sister, Maureen English, predeceased him in 1995.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. in the Center Conway Methodist Church with the Rev. Katherine Russo, pastor, officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 419, Concord, NH 03301.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

12/11/01

Caroline Kovacs Middleton, 96, of Bartlett died Friday Nov. 30, 2001, at the Merriman House in North Conway after a long illness. Born in Vienna, Austria, the daughter of Julius and Katherine (Zsubruk) Kovacs, she lived in New York City, Providence, R.I., and Greensboro, N.C., prior to moving to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1945 where she lived until moving to Bartlett in 1962.
Mrs. Middleton was the manager of Yield House in Meredith for many years.
The family includes her daughter-in-law, Marlyn Schulze, of Louisville, Ky.; and three grandchildren, Amy S. Dorko of Fort Hood, Texas, Richard L. Schulze and Michael L. Schulze, both of Cincinnati, Ohio.
She was predeceased by her husband, Earl L. Middleton, in 1961, and her son, Richard A. Schulze, in 1995.
Following cremation, she was buried in Lake View Cemetery in Jamestown, N.Y.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

12/8/01

Mr. Richard Glenn Hutton, of Intervale, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Mass.
Born in Brechridge, Texas, he graduated from Texas A&M University. He was employed by Mobile Oil Corp., for over 36 years as an engineer and planning manager. He worked at the Mobil Oil refinery in Beaumont, Texas, and the New York corporate offices. He also worked for the Mobil Exploration company in Jacarta, Indonesia, and Stavanger, Norway.
He was an active member of the Conway United Methodist Church.
He leaves his wife, Hazel (West) Hutton; one son, Richard G. Hutton Jr., of Weatherford, Texas; one daughter, Suzanne Hutton Tremble, of Longmeadow, Mass.; one brother, Robert S. Hutton, of Houston Texas; three grandchildren, Michael, Mark and Kyle Tremble, all of Longmeadow, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Tuesday at Broussard Funeral Home in Beaumont, Texas. Burial will be in Forestlawn Cemetery in Beaumont.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, 5841 Cedar Lake Road, Suite 204, Minneapolis, MN 55416.

12/8/01

Joanna L. Nelson, 66, of Fryeburg, passed away on Dec. 5, 2001.
She was born in Concord, Mass., and grew up in Maynard, Mass. She was the daughter of the late John and Impi Kangas.
Joanna had previously lived in Strafford and Durham, NH, and Crystal Lake, Ill., where she was a Realtor and an antique dealer. Upon returning to New England, she, with her sons, purchased a failing manufacturing company, Heritage Metalcraft, of Windham, Maine, and turned it into a producer of fine giftware found in the better shops and catalogs such as L.L. Bean and Orvis. She was the artistic director and product designer. She enjoyed skiing, swimming and also found time to be an avid gardener.
She was predeceased by her son, Eric, and is survived by her husband Donald, of Fryeburg, son Jon, of Fryeburg, son Mark, of Windham, Maine, and three grandchildren, Jason, Samantha and Jordan.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Glenwood Cemetery in Maynard, Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her name be sent to Harvest Hills Animal Shelter, RR I, Box 698, Fryeburg, Maine 04037.

12/6/01

La Vonne C. Wright, 72, of Glen, died Nov. 12, 2001 in Rome, Italy, as the result of injuries sustained in a fall while on a tour of Italy with her husband, Edward S. Wright.
La Vonne was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., the daughter of James and Sarah Walker of Homeville, Pa., in 1928. She married Edward Wright in 1948. They celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary earlier this year.
La Vonne graduated from Munhall High School, Pa., in 1946, and then attended the Homestead Hospital School of Nursing, taking the related academic classes at the University of Pittsburgh. She subsequently worked as a nurse at the Allegheny County Tuberculosis Hospital.
When the family moved to California in 1957, La Vonne attended San Jose State College and earned a BA degree in kindergarten - primary education and an MA degree in education of children with learning disabilities, with a minor in psychology. She worked as a teacher in a private kindergarten and in Sunnyvale Public Schools.
When the family moved to Massachusetts in 1970, La Vonne accepted a position with Acton Public Schools as director of special education. As a result of this assignment, she became involved in legal problems of children, and enrolled in the Suffolk University Law School evening program. She received her Juris Doctor degree and passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam in 1982. She worked for several years as a lawyer for Cambridgeport Problem Center, then for a Charleston Law Firm, and also maintained a small private law practice.
While living in Massachusetts, La Vonne and Ed became interested in skiing and spent most winter weekends and holidays in New Hampshire. They purchased property and built a home in Glen in 1974 and became full-time residents when they both retired in 1992.
Mrs. Wright served as a volunteer panel member of the Carroll County Juvenile Diversion Program , and assisted her husband in delivering Meals on Wheels for the Gibson Center for Senior Services in North Conway. La Vonne was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slope in Chocorua.
Family members are: husband Edward S. Wright of Glen; son E. Scott Wright and wife, Claudette of Albuquerque, N.M.; son Paul James Wright, wife Claire, and daughters, Celeste and Simone of Hopkinton, Mass.; and daughter Jayne R. Klein, husband, Alex and sons, Nathan and Andrew of Framingham, Mass.
A memorial service will be held on Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at Runnells Hall in Chocorua, under the leadership of Rev. Daniel Schatz of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. A reception with refreshments will be held after the service.
Donations in memory of La Vonne may be sent to: UUFES, PO Box 1073, Conway, NH, 03860, or to Gibson Center for Senior Services, Main Street, North Conway, 03860.

12/6/01

Todd D. Vorperian died Dec. 3, 2001, in Carson, Iowa, as the result of a fatal automobile accident.
Born in Boston, Mass., the son of Audrey and the late Zaven K. Vorperian, he had resided most of his life in North Conway.
A graduate of A. Crosby Kennett High School, class of 1983, Vorperian was an avid skier, having come up through the ranks of the Eastern Slope Ski Club's junior program. He participated all through high school in Mount Cranmore's racing program.
He worked for many summers for his parents at YMCA Camp Huckins in Freedom, teaching water-skiing. As a young boy, he attended YMCA Camp Belknap in Wolfeboro.
He loved the out-of-doors and especially the mountains. He was employed locally at Howard Johnson's Restaurant and Corning Glass. He also worked for Corning Glass in Freeport, Maine.
The past few years, Vorperian had owned and operated "Vago" and "Vago Interiors," two specialty shops in Omaha, Neb. He was presently residing in Griswold, Iowa.
He is survived by his mother, Audrey (Frank) Vorperian, of North Conway; a brother, Bruce, and his wife Kathy of Alpharetta, Ga.; a sister, Robin V. Tallino, and her husband Paul R. of Framingham, Mass.; a niece, Elizabeth Tallino, of Framingham; and an uncle, Vahan C. Vorperian, of Bradenton, Fla.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 a.m. at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, North Conway.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Vorperian Memorial Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, North Conway NH, or the Vorperian Memorial Fund, c/o YMCA Camp Huckins, Freedom, NH.
Furber and White Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

12/6/01

Helen Lillian (Reynolds) McWay died Dec. 1, 2001, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation of North Conway after a brief illness. She was born March 6, 1906, in Sutton, Mass., the daughter of the late Sarah Lillian (Lindsey) and Clymer A. Reynolds. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Clymer Jr. and Robert, and by her sister, Agnes (Whittemore). She graduated from Shrewsbury, Mass., High School and Post Business Institute, Worcester, Mass.
She married Henry H. McWay in 1925 and they lived in Shrewsbury until his death in 1987. Their home was a vital part of the neighborhood and the community. All were welcome and were invited in for a cup of coffee and often a piece of her "famous" apple pie. After Henry's death, she moved to North Conway and has resided there since. She is survived by her children, Donald McWay and wife Beverly, and Lois (McWay) Hatch and husband Alvin, all of North Conway. She has four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was an active participant in the many activities at the Gibson Senior Center. An avid bridge player, she spent many afternoons at the center and at the library in Fryeburg. At age 93, she made a public service announcement on WMWV to raise awareness of the Race to Beat Cancer, a cause that she, as a cancer survivor, believed in. She lived on her own until January 1999, when she went to SunBridge, where her positive attitude and sense of humor complemented the loving care given to her.
Friends are invited to a Remembrance Tea at the Gibson Center on Dec. 11, 2001, at 2 p.m. A memorial service and burial will be in Shrewsbury in the spring. Donations may be made to the Activity Fund of SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation, P.O. Box 3417, North Conway, 03860, or to the Gibson Center for Senior Services, P.O. Box 655, North Conway, 03860.
The Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway is in charge of arrangements.

12/5/01

Miriam Fawcett, 90, formerly of Lord's Hill in Effingham, passed away Dec. 1, 2001, at the Mountain View Nursing Home in Ossipee. She was born July 11, 1911, in Worcester, Mass., the daughter of the late Charles and Nancy (Bartlett) Fawcett.
Miriam had lived in Effingham prior to moving to Mountain View Nursing last September. She had worked as a cook and custodian for the Governor Wentworth Regional School District at the Ossipee Central School, and later the Effingham Elementary School for several years.
She is survived by her nephew, Peter C. Earle, of Freedom; and two grandnephews, Brian Earle of Ossipee and Jason Earle of Effingham.
There will be no calling hours and funeral services will be private.
Lord Funeral Home, Moultonville Road, Center Ossipee, is in charge of arrangements.

12/5/01

Anna Appleby Luksza, 80, of North Deering Gardens in Portland, Maine, died on Monday, Dec. 3, at a local hospital.
She was born in Harland, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Francis and Sara Ginson Appleby. She graduated from Westbrook High School in 1940 and attended Golden School of Beauty.
She worked as a beautician as a young woman and also at Benoits Clothing Store, and Owen Moore Clothing.
Mrs. Luksza lived in Lewiston from 1956 until the 1980's, where she was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. She was also a communicant of St. Louis Church, in Portland. She volunteered at Mercy Hospital in Portland, and enjoyed knitting and crafts.
Her husband, John O. Luksza, died in 1988.
Mrs. Luksza is survived by a son, Richard Luksza and his wife Susan of North Conway; two granddaughters, Kristen Luksza of Otisfield, Maine, and Kate Luksza of Portland; a grandson, Janek Luksza of Mechanic Falls, Maine; and one great-grandson.
There will be a memorial Mass at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Louis Church. Arrangements are by Conroy-Tully Funeral Home, 172 State Street, Portland.

12/5/01

Verner J. Wormlight, 80, of North Conway died Dec. 2, 2001, at his home after a lengthy illness. Born in Cambridge, Mass., the son of Verner J. and Lelia E. Wormlight Sr., he graduated from Brooks High School in Maine.
He served as a navigator and captain in the U.S. Air Force. He served during World War II and Korea and was the recipient of several air medals including the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a superintendent of operations in Watertown, Mass., until he retired. After his retirement to the North Conway area, he enjoyed skiing and golfing with his friends.
He was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Alzafar Temple, Masonic Lodge, and the Jackson Historical Society.
The family includes: his daughter, Wanda Gail Shatley of Keller, Texas; two grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Ryan of Acton, Maine, and Barbara Scroggs of Homestead, Fla..; two brothers, Donald Wormlight of Clearwater, Fla. and David Wormlight of Mt. Clemens, Mich., and many nieces and nephews.
His longtime companion, Fifi Jodoin, predeceased him.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Furber and White Funeral Home in North Conway with the Rev. William R. Stockhaus, officiating. Burial will be in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. There will be no visiting hours. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, care of Yvette Levesque, Volunteer Memorial Chairperson, P.O. Box 214, Glen, NH 03838-0214.

12/5/01

Dyle Dennis Keaten, 39, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at his home in Woonsocket, R.I.
He was born in Bridgton, Maine, on July 31, 1962, son of (the late) Wallace and Myrna Keaten. He grew up in North Fryeburg and attended local schools.
He married Cindy Dugas on Jan. 1, 1990.
He is survived by his wife, a son, Dennis J. Keaten, and a stepson, Richard Dugas, all of Woonsocket.
He is also survived by two brothers, Dennis and his wife Linda of Center Lovell, Maine, and Darrell and his wife Nancy of Fryeburg Harbor, Maine; his sister, Darilyn and her husband Joe of Solon, Maine; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in Woonsocket on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m.
A graveside service and burial will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m. in the Fryeburg Harbor Cemetery.


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