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Donald Aylward
Retired machinist, longtime Mason

GILMANTON — Donald A. Aylward, 88, of Pine Road in Gilmanton Iron Works, died Friday, July 13, 2001, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.
He was born Sept. 23, 1912, in Salem, Mass., son of David A. and Lillian M. (Goss) Aylward, Sr. He retired to Gilmanton Iron Works in 1980, having summered there since 1962. He had previously resided for many years in Middleton, Mass.
A retired machinist, he had been employed with Boyle Machine Co. of Peabody, Mass., for more than 25 years.
He was a former assessor for the town of Middleton, Mass., where he was active in town affairs, and a former assistant Boy Scout master. A Mason, he was a 49-year member of Amity Lodge AF & AM, Danvers, Mass., and a member of Holten Royal Arch Chapter of Danvers, Mass.
Family members include his wife of 61 years, Mildred (Humphreys) Aylward; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and John Fitzpatrick of Middleton, Mass.; a son and daughter-in-law, Dana and Belinda Aylward of Alton; four grandchildren; two step granddaughters; four great grandchildren; two brothers, David Aylward, Jr., of Lynn, Mass., and Paul Aylward of No. Falmouth, Mass.; three sisters, Lillian Tenney of Peabody, Mass., Dorothy Hamond of Peabody, Mass., and Mary Pariseau of Danvers, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours.
Family and friends are welcome to a memorial service at Peaslee’s Alton Funeral Home, Alton, Saturday, July 28, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Linda Bolton officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Community Health and Hospice, Laconia, NH 03246, Alton Fire Rescue, Alton, NH 03809, or Gilmanton Iron Works Fire Dept., Gilmanton Iron Works, NH 03837.

William B. Hudson
Retired U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant

GENEVA, Ala. — William B. Hudson, 74 , of Enterprise Road, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 14, 2001, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon while visiting relatives in Wolfeboro.
He was born April 18, 1927, in Opp, Ala., son of William and Noah (Harrison) Hudson.
He was a retired staff sergeant from the U.S. Air Force with 22 years of service, including four years in the U.S. Army. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.
Family members include his wife, Shirley (Jones) Hudson of Geneva; two sons, James Hudson of Geneva and Kevin Hudson of Bushnell, Fla.; five daughters, Barbara Casterlin of DeFuniak, Fla., Gloria Gschwender of Glenville, N.Y., Patricia Taylor of Minneola, Fla., Sharon Dumont of Port St. John, Fla., and Tammie Creech of Coffee Springs, Ala.; a brother, John Hudson of Center Hill, Fla.; a sister, Jessie Murphy of California; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Services are today, July 19, at Baker-Gagne Funeral Home. The Rev. Randolph Dales will officiate. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, NH 03101-2244.

Dorothy Mulloy
Former teacher, loved sailing

WOLFEBORO — Dorothy (Elkinton) “Dorry” Mulloy, 81, of Sewall Road, died July 9, 2001, at Huggins Hospital.
She was born May 21, 1920, in Moorestown, N.J., daughter of Thomas W. and Elsie (Roberts) Elkinton, and attended Moorestown Friends School. 
She was a graduate of Westtown School in Pennsylvania, Class of 1938, where she was a member of the swim and field hockey teams. She was also a good figure skater and a member of the Philadelphia Ice Skating Society, Ardmore, Pa.
After graduating from Boluve Boston Physical Education College, she taught school in the Boston area. She also taught swimming and sailing in summer camps in Maine.
While living in Haddonfield, N.J., she was active in the Haddonfield Friends Meeting and the Estaugh Quaker Boarding Home. She later became a member of the board of the Medford Leas, one of the first Quaker retirement organizations in southern New Jersey. She was also a member of the Haddonfield Historical Society and the original Haddonfield Library Company.
She had a love for sailing and spent many summers sailing on Barneget Bay at Seaside Park, N.J., as well as on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Moving to Wolfeboro in 1976, she became a member of the Wolfeboro Garden Club and Wolfeboro Historical Society and became interested in the Village Players as well as the Wolfeboro Area Children’s Center.
Family members include her husband of 55 years, Charles R. “Chuck” Mulloy of Wolfeboro; her son, C. Roberts “Rob” Mulloy and his wife, Sue, of Seaside Park, N.J.; a brother, Thomas Elkinton of Wolfeboro; and three nephews and three nieces.
Services were held July 13 at Tuftonboro United Methodist church, Tuftonboro, with the Rev. Bill Hartford officiating. Burial was at Lake View Cemetery, Wolfeboro.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wolfeboro Area Children’s Center, South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Reckmeyer
Retired advertisement salesman

SOUTH PASADENA, Fla. — Richard C. Reckmeyer, 71, formerly of Wolfeboro, NH, died Friday, July 13, 2001, peacefully, at his home in South Pasadena.
He was born March 6, 1930, in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of Christopher F. and Mildred (Bainbridge) Reckmeyer. He was raised in Brooklyn and moved to Wolfeboro in 1962, living there until he moved back to New York, to Long Island, in 1971.
He was employed as an advertisement salesman and served as manager of the New York office of Kubin-Nicholson Company for more than 25 years. After retiring, he moved to his home in Florida.
Family members include his children, Richard C. Reckmeyer, Jr., of New Port Richey, Fla., Sue Ann LaMonica of Tuftonboro, NH, Mary Reckmeyer of Seminole, Fla., John D. Reckmeyer of Rochester, NH, and Christopher F. Reckmeyer of New Port Richey; six grandsons, five granddaughters and one great-grandson; a sister, Florence Reilly of Bay Shore, N.Y., and a brother, William Reckmeyer of McLean, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.
At Mr. Reckmeyer’s request, there are no calling hours and services will be private.
Lord Funeral Home, Wolfeboro, is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Tarbox
Enjoyed fishing, hunting and farming

CENTER BARNSTEAD — Fred O. Tarbox, 85, of Holmes Road, died Tuesday morning, July 17, 2001, at Hospice House in Concord after a long illness.
He was born Feb. 2, 1916, in Rochester, son of Clarence Tarbox and Jessie Leah (Ward) Tarbox Curtis. He lived in Center Barnstead for the past 59 years.
He had worked in various shoe shops and had also worked in the lumber business, from cutting lumber in the woods to working in the sawmill. His last work was drilling wells with Robert Carr. He semi-retired in 1981 and fully retired in 1982, due to a shoulder injury.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and farming.
Family members include his wife of 62 years, Eleanor (Chellis) Tarbox; one son, Clarence Tarbox of Center Barnstead; four daughters, Annie-Ruth Holmes of Meredith, Patricia Elliott of Alton, Frances Riel Locke of Gilmanton Iron Works and Freida Simonds of Alton; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; also step-grandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.
There are no calling hours.
Family and friends are welcome to a graveside service Friday, July 20, at 11 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Barnstead, with the Rev. Jeff Owen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Barnstead Fire Dept. Rescue Center Barnstead, NH 03225, or Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301.

Russell E. Clough
Had owned Hoyt’s Carpet and Tile

TUFTONBORO — Russell E. Clough, 60, of Tuftonboro Neck Road, Mirror Lake, died Sept. 14, 2001, at his home.
He was born Oct. 18, 1940, in Wolfeboro, son of Harold and Doris (York) Clough, and had lived in the Wolfeboro – Tuftonboro area all his life.
He served his country with the U.S. Air Force.
He owned and operated Hoyt’s Carpet and Tile in Wolfeboro for many years. 
He was a past master and 25-year member of Morning Star Lodge 17, past president of Morning Star Lodge Temple association, past high priest of Carroll Chapter, and past president of Samadi Shrine Club. He was a recipient of the highest Masonic award, the General Sullivan Award, and was a member of the York Rite, the Bektash Temple, and was past chief steward and jester and past patron of Warren Chapter 10.
Family members include his wife, Mazy (Rowe) Clough of Mirror Lake; two daughters and their husbands, Julie and Dr. Christopher Almeida of Bristol, R.I., and Jennifer and Dennis Cabral of Wolfeboro; a brother, Harold Clough of Wolfeboro; two sisters, Beverly Bean of Wolfeboro and Doris-Ann Clough of Wolfeboro; and four grandchildren.
A celebration of his life and a Masonic service will be held Sunday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. at his home at 74 Tuftonboro Neck Road, Mirror Lake. The Rev. Thom Christian will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to VNA-Hospice of Southern Carroll County and Vicinity, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH.
Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.

Richard G. Frohock
Volunteer fireman, veteran of WWII, Korea

ALTON — Richard G. Frohock, 75, of Route 11, West Alton, died Sept. 16, 2001, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.
He was born Feb. 25, 1926, in Laconia, son of Eugene and Myrtle (Benton) Frohock. 
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and in the Korean War.
He lived in West Alton for most of his life. He retired from Bergen-Paterson in Laconia and had worked for Scott & Williams for several years.
He was a volunteer for the West Alton Fire Department for many years and was a member of American Legion Post 72 of Alton.
Family members include his wife of 47 years, Betty (Pike) Frohock of West Alton; a daughter, Mary Frohock of Colorado; a son, Paul Frohock of West Alton; an uncle, John Benton of Belmont; and several cousins.
A funeral service will be held today, Thursday, at 2 p.m. at Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. The Rev. Dwight Meader of Rochester will officiate. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery, Gilford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the West Alton Fire Department, RFD 4, Box, Laconia, NH 03246.

Karen Morrill-Nason
Formerly of Texas and California

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

Bernard George Edmund Stiff
Noted engineer and inventor

OSSIPEE — Bernard George Edmund Stiff, of Roland Park, Center Ossipee, former longtime resident of Lynnfield, Mass., died Sept. 8, 2001, after a long illness, at Mountainview Nursing Home in Ossipee. 
He was born in Saltash, England, Jan. 3, 1917, and immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1926. 
A graduate of Arlington High School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Class of 1942) he was a creative engineer and inventor who had a significant impact on many important scientific developments of our time. 
At Draper Labs MIT during WWII he worked on the successful Range Finder anti-aircraft weapon used by the Pacific Fleet. At High Voltage Engineering, he designed several of the major components of the medical X-ray generator and the first 3-million-volt electron machine. 
While at United Shoe Machinery, he was responsible for development of the control rod for the first nuclear submarine, USS Triton. At Avco he was instrumental in solving material purity issues for the heat shield of the Apollo spacecraft. 
During his retirement, he pursued many inventions including development of conical harmonic drive and energy efficient technology, on which he received multiple patents. 
He was a longtime member and trustee of Park Street Church, Boston and, during retirement, a member of the First Congregational Church, Center Ossipee. 
Family members include Eugenia (Neal), wife of 57 years; two brothers Dr. Donald W.S. Stiff of Bellingham, Wash. and John M. Stiff of Osprey, Fla.; two daughters Genie Bennett of Meredith, and Betsy Mabry of Houston, Tex; two sons P. Enoch Stiff of Milwaukee, Wis., and Geoffrey Stiff of Richmond, Va.; and 12 grandsons and one granddaughter. 
A memorial service was held Sept. 15. at the Family Life Center, First Congregational Church, Center Ossipee. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (10 Ferry St., Suite 427B, Concord, NH 03301) or to the First Congregational Church of Center Ossipee building fund.

Shirley Wooldridge
Homemaker and mother

ALTON BAY — Shirley P. (Dillon) Wooldridge, 81, of Route 28A, died late Thursday evening, Sept. 13, 2001, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, after a brief illness.
She was born July 15, 1920, in Hartford, Conn., daughter of Daniel and Patience (Townsend) Dillon. She formerly resided in Stoneham and Woburn, Mass., for many years.
She was a homemaker and mother.
Family members include her husband of 61 years, Clifton E. Wooldridge of Alton Bay; two daughters, Judith Breen of North Chelmsford, Mass., and Elizabeth A. Pierce of Merrimack; a son, Daniel E. Wooldridge of Hudson; a sister, Priscilla Eckblom of Summerfield, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sept. 18 at C.E. Peaslee and Son Alton Funeral Home. Burial was private at New Riverside Cemetery, Alton.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the American Red Cross for the disaster in New York and Washington, D.C.

Memorial service for William Taylor, Jr.

WOLFEBORO — Memorial services for William S. Taylor, Jr., of Harvey Brook Road, who died June 21, 2001, will be Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. at the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 85 Mill St. The Rev. Randolph Dales will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

Edith ‘Becky’ Barrett
Former longtime resident of Massachusetts

ALTON BAY — Edith L. “Becky” Barrett, 86, of Rand Hill Road, died Wednesday evening, Sept. 26, 2001, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro after a period of failing health.
She was born June 25, 1903, in Needham, Mass., daughter of Harry and Amy (Etter) Kehoe. She had lived in Alton Bay since October of 1996, having previously resided for many years in Brookline, Mass.
Prior to retirement, she was employed for more than 50 years at Babson’s Reports, Inc., of Wellesley Hills, Mass., where she worked as a purchasing agent.
During her retirement, she enjoyed reading books.
She was the widow of Robert Barrett and was also predeceased by a sister, Marguerite Kehoe, and a brother, Karl Kehoe. 
She leaves behind many close friends in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
At her request, there will be no services. Burial will be private at Needham Cemetery in Needham, Mass.
Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Visiting Nurse Association of Southern Carroll County & Vicinity, Inc., South Main Street, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
Arrangements are in the care of C.E. Peaslee and Son Alton Funeral Home.

Casey Davis
Carpenter, lifelong Sanbornville resident

SANBORNVILLE — Casey C. Davis, 24, of Wakefield Road, died late Saturday evening, Sept. 29, 2001, after a motor vehicle accident on Route 16 in Wakefield.
He was born May 21, 1977, in Wolfeboro, son of Daniel R. Davis and Jackie Keating. He lived in Sanbornville all his life.
He was a graduate of Spaulding High School in Rochester, Class of 1995. He was also a graduate of the New Hampshire Technical College in Manchester, Class of 1997, and had attended the Community College of Bend, Ore.
He was the vice president of Wayside Motors of Sanbornville. He was also employed as a carpenter with Key-Day Builders of Sanbornville.
He enjoyed snowboarding, traveling and time spent on Lovell Lake.
Family members include his father, Daniel R. Davis of Sanbornville, and his mother, Jackie Keating of Belmont; his brother, Daniel J. Davis of Sanbornville; his sister and brother-in-law, Jayme and John Sullivan of Beverly, Mass.; his grandmother, Marilyn D. Keating of Sanbornville; and aunts, uncles, cousins and his special friend, Maria Kinville of Sanbornville.
Services were held Oct. 3 at the Church of St. John the Baptist, with the Rev. Peter Faass, pastor, presiding. Burial followed at Lovell Lake Cemetery, Sanbornville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Profile Bank, Meadow Street, Sanbornville, NH 03872.
Arrangements are in the care of C.E. Peaslee and Son Funeral Home, Sanbornville.

Thomas Hardenbergh
Retired trust officer, enjoyed golf and sailing

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Thomas Sykes Hardenbergh, 89, of Hilton Head Island, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at the Preston Health Center.
He was born Feb. 12, 1912, in Rockville, Conn., son of Francis Eddy and Bertha Sykes Hardenbergh. He graduated from Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn., in 1931, and Babson College in 1933. He worked many years in the wool business prior to becoming a trust officer at State Street Bank and Trust in Boston, Mass. 
He resided in Wellesley, Mass., for 27 years and moved to Hilton Head Island in 1969 upon his retirement. He had also spent a portion of his life in Wolfeboro, N.H.
He was a member at Bear Creek Golf Club and enjoyed sailing radio controlled 12-meter boats with his sailing friends.
Family members include his wife, Charlotte Witter Hardenbergh; two sons and daughters-in-law, Frank and Ann Hardenbergh of New York City and John and Jini Hardenbergh of Avon, Conn.; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Sept. 30 at St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Willie Teague officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, 20 Palmetto Parkway, Suite 104, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, or to St. Andrew By-The-Sea Building Fund, 20 Pope Ave., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
Island Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Aaron Parent
Carpenter, enjoyed snowboarding, guitar

SANBORNVILLE — Aaron Paul Parent, 26, of Stonehedge Turne, died late Saturday evening, Sept. 29, 2001, after a motor vehicle accident on Route 16 in Wakefield.
He was born Aug. 21, 1975, in Wolfeboro, son of Paul M. Parent and Joanne (Keating) Parent. He had lived in Sanbornville all his life and was a graduate of Kingswood Regional High School of Wolfeboro, Class of 1994.
He was employed as a carpenter with Key-Day Builders of Sanbornville.
He enjoyed snowboarding, hiking and traveling. He also enjoyed playing the guitar. 
Family members include his father and stepmother, Paul M. and Sharon L. Parent of Sanbornville; his mother and stepfather, Joanne (Keating) Parent and David “Puma” Lanoix of Sanbornville; two brothers, Travis J. Parent of New York City and Justin R. Parent of Sanbornville; a stepbrother, Chad G. Garand of Natick, Mass.; his grandmother, Marilyn D. Keating of Sanbornville; his paternal grandparents, James and Sylvia Parent of East Rochester; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services were held Oct. 3 on the grounds of St. John the Baptist Church, Sanbornville, with the Rev. Peter Faass, pastor, presiding. Burial followed at Lovell Lake Cemetery, Sanbornville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Profile Bank, Meadow Street, Sanbornville, NH 03872.
Arrangements are in the care of C.E. Peaslee and Son Funeral Home, Sanbornville.

Helen S. Parker
Retired registered nurse

TUFTONBORO — Helen S. Parker, 93, a lifelong resident of New England, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001.
She was born Dec. 23, 1907, in Salem, to Charles and Minnie Swanton. She grew up close to her family and her sisters, Dorothy Casper and Grace Swenson, both of Wolfeboro. 
In 1926, she graduated from Methuen (Mass.) High School. She worked as a librarian and for her father until fulfilling her dream to become a registered nurse. 
In 1935, she graduated from the Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing. She went to work for Brigham Hospital and then the Deaconess. She worked with several well-known Harvard doctors and had many articles published in the American Journal of Nursing. One of the articles was about her being the first nurse to administer and mix intravenous solutions, which helped pave the way for modern medicine.
A fellow nurse introduced her to her husband, Henry Eaton Parker (1911-1981). Together, they created a warm, loving home, in which they raised three children and helped to raise five of their grandchildren.
Mrs. Parker continued her nursing career at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, where she made a positive impact on everyone she came in contact with. She was the night supervisor until her retirement at age 72, and said she would have liked to continue nursing for another 20 years.
She was a longtime member of the National Republican Woman’s Committee. She took pride in the knowledge that by hosting Sen. Bob Smith’s first campaign meeting in her Tuftonboro home, she helped launch his political career.
Family members include her sisters, Dorothy Casper and Grace Swenson of Wolfeboro; daughters Marcia Bullis and Elizabeth Kerr and a niece, Ann Capser, of Wolfeboro; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held today, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m. at Townhouse Cemetery in Tuftonboro.
Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro is in charge of arrangements.

Stephen Swansburg
Self-employed contractor

WEST OSSIPEE — Stephen G. Swansburg, 30, of West Ossipee, died Sept. 26, 2001, in Center Ossipee.
He was born Nov. 9, 1970, in Boston, Mass., and had lived in Danvers and Winthrop, Mass., before moving to Ossipee six years ago.
He was a graduate of Danvers High School, Danvers, Mass., and was a self-employed contractor in the Ossipee area. He was also a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Center Ossipee.
Family members include his wife, Sacha (Eldredge) Swansburg of West Ossipee; a son, Nicholas Swansburg of West Ossipee; three stepchildren, Mariah, Ariel and Gregory Palmer, all of West Ossipee; his parents, George F. and Nancy (Brugman) Swansburg of Center Ossipee; his grandfather, Donald E. Swansburg of Winthrop, Mass.; a brother, Christopher R. Swansburg of Barrington; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
There were no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Sept. 29 at St. Joseph Church. Burial will be at Winthrop Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the local chapter of the American Red Cross or to the charity of one’s choice.
Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mandon Bates
Boatman, marine surveyor, reader

NEW DURHAM — Mandon Bates, 86, of Meader’s Point, New Durham, and Norman Street, Marblehead, Mass., died Nov. 22, 2001, at SunBridge Nursing Home in Wolfeboro after a brief illness.
He was born in 1915 in Boston, Mass., son of Oric and Natica (Inches) Bates, but his love of the seas and small boats led him to live most of his working life in Marblehead. It was there that he met his wife, Virginia (Kennedy) Bates.
In his younger years, he founded Bates Boat Yard at Little Harbor in Marblehead, served on the town’s Finance committee and was active in the OKO’s Veteran Firemen’s Association and in the campaigning of the Association’s antique handtub. He later fished commercially off Marblehead and worked at marine railways in Gloucester and Manchester and at Graves Yacht Yard in Marblehead, eventually forming the marine survey firm of Bates & Hawkes in Boston. His work with that firm kept him busy with things marine for the remainder of his working years.
When he retired in the 1970s to what had been a summer home in New Durham, he again became active in local government. He served as supervisor of the checklist, selectman and on the planning board.
An avid reader, he also became active in support of the New Durham Library and went on to serve as president of the NH Association of Friends of the Library. He loved the music and lyrics of Gilbert & Sullivan and was always moved to happy tears at the wail of the pipes, particularly his favorite tune, “Scotland the Brave.”
He was predeceased by his wife and life companion of 48 years, Virginia, and by his brother, John C. Bates of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada.
Family members include a sister and brother-in-law, Natica and James Satterthwaite of Freeport, Maine; two daughters, Virginia Williams of Marblehead and Susan Bates of Chelsea, Mass.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronley and Kathryn Bates of Kingston, Mass., and Timothy and Linda Bates of Wolfeboro; a nephew, Nathan Bates of St. John’s, Newfoundland; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A private memorial service was planned.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the NH Humane Society, PO Box 572, Laconia, NH 03247.
Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Carolyn Chamberlain
Homemaker, longtime Wolfeboro resident

WOLFEBORO — Carolyn (Fogg) Chamberlain, 76, of 140 Governor Wentworth Highway, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001, at Huggins Hospital after a long illness.
She was born May 6, 1925, in Stoneham, daughter of Austin and Ellen (Schedule) Fogg. 
Mrs. Chamberlain had lived in Wolfeboro for most of her life. She was a homemaker, staying home to raise he family. She was a graduate of Brewster Academy, Class of 1943, and a member of St. Cecilia Church. 
She enjoyed collecting dolls, books, antique music boxes and bottles. She also enjoyed reading, tending to her wildflower garden and watching birds at her feeders. She enjoyed her family most of all.
Family members include her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn M. and Willie Wiggin of Wolfeboro; her son, James E. Chamberlain of Dublin, Ohio; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Scott W. Whittier of Milan and Richard and Paul Fogg, both of Chesapeake, Md.; a sister, Marguerite Fogg of Bradenton, Fla.; and her companion of many years, Francis J. Noone of Wolfeboro.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin R. Chamberlain, in 1985, a son, Daniel, in 1998, and a grandson, Tyler, in 2001.
A memorial Mass was held this morning, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia Church. Burial followed at Pine Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Mary Hitchcock Cancer Research fund.
Lord Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Agnes W. Davies
Former longtime resident of Wells, Maine

WOLFEBORO — Agnes W. Davies, 99, a resident of SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation of Wolfeboro since 1996 and a former longtime resident of Wells, Maine, died Nov. 20, 2001, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
For 30 winters, she lived in both Englewood and Avon Park, Fla., where she was an avid shuffleboard and bingo player and a faithful friend to many. Until the age of 96, she was a devoted letter writer, keeping family and friends connected.
She was born Feb. 17, 1902, in Roxbury, Mass., a daughter of Emery and Minnie Wilson Howard. Prior to her completion of high school, she married Charles L. Davies in 1920. At the age of 96, she was awarded her high school diploma from the Cambridge Latin School (Mass.) during a family celebration of her life, held in Wells.
For 27 years, she and her husband owned and operated the Island Store on Drake’s Island in Wells. She was also employed by Hanson’s and Congdon’s donut shops in Wells for many years.
She was a member of the Wells congregational Church and its Ladies Benevolent Society.
She was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, Charles L. Davies, in 1993.
Family members include her eight children, Charles Davis of San Diego, Calif., Eleanor Boston of Wells, Maine, Dorothy Sherwood of Marblehead, Mass., Donald Davis of Vianen, The Netherlands, Robert Davis of Wolfeboro, Jeannette Haggett of Wells, Maine, Ben Richard Davis of Bolinas, Calif., and Priscilla Hotte of West Poland, Maine; 22 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a five great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at Wells Congregational Church Nov. 30 at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Ocean View Cemetery in Wells.
Arrangements are by Bibber Memorial Chapel, Wells, Maine.
In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Wells Congregational Church, Route One, Wells, Maine 04090.

David Rogers
Michigan businessman, Wolfeboro native

PONTIAC, Mich. — David Allen Rogers, 56, died Nov. 12, 2001, in Pontiac, of a massive coronary.
He was born March 9, 1945, in Wolfeboro, son of Francis and Alfreda Rogers. He attended Spaulding High School in Rochester and was a veteran of the Army, having served in Germany.
He moved to Pontiac in 1970 and owned an appliance business there.
Family members include his wife, Genevieve, and his siblings, Frank, James, Margaret and Steven.
Funeral services were held Nov. 15 in Pontiac.

Lawrence Marlon Seeley
Worked for Building 19 in Lynn, Mass.

LYNN, Mass. — Lawrence Marlon Seeley, 43, of Lynn, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, suddenly, after collapsing at work.
He was born in Grosse Pointe, Mich., son of Milton H. and Maxine (Hanes) Seeley. 
He was a graduate of Lynn Vocational High School, Class of 1978, where he studied auto mechanics. He also took courses at Monserrat College for portrait painting and attended North Shore Community College, where he studied studio painting. He was a graduate of the New England Tractor-Trailer Training School.
He was a valued employee of Building 19 in Lynn and had recently begun a second job at Stop & Shop in Vinnin Square.
He was an accomplished roller and ice skater and had won several awards. He once built his own monster truck.
Family members include his parents, of Center Tuftonboro, N.H.; his grandmother, Fern Hanes of Erie, Pa.; his brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Karen Seeley of Rockland, Mass.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Alan Farley of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Martha and Peter Gagnon of Lynn, Mass.; several nieces and nephews; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service was held Nov. 21 at East Baptist Church in Lynn, conducted by Pastor Andrew Barton and by the Rev. Dr. Richard A. Seeley, uncle of the deceased.
The family suggests that memorial donations be sent to the East Baptist Church Summer Camp Fund, 300 Western Ave., Lynn, MA 01902.
Arrangements were by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home in Lynn.


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