Resident of Wolfeboro
WOLFEBORO — Edith (White) Allen, 94, of Wolfeboro, died Jan. 7, 2002,
at Sunbridge Nursing Home.
She was born July 21, 1907, in Hackensack, N.J., daughter of Armand
E. and Catherine (Schroeder) White.
She was predeceased by her husband, Leroy Allen, in 1995, and a son,
Leroy Allen, Jr.
Family members include a son Stephen Allen of Tuftonboro; two daughters,
Suzanne Parsons and Priscilla Mather, both of Wolfeboro; 8 grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
No services are planned.
Baker-Gagne Funeral Homes and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
Centenarian, former summer resident of Ossipee
MELROSE, Mass. — Myrtle O. Folland, 101, died Christmas Eve, 2001, at
Epoch Senior Care Center in Melrose.
She was born in Prince Edward Island, Canada.
She was the widow of Hedley A. Folland.
She was a member of the Eastern Star for many years and employed for
many years at Melrose City Hall in Massachusetts.
She and her husband had resided summers at Granite Street in Ossipee
for many years.
Family members include one son, George H. Folland and his wife, Alice,
of Moultonborough; a son-in-law, Robert Baker of Melrose, Mass.; seven
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Olive Baker.
Arrangements were by Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose, Mass.
Burial was in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody, Mass.
Active in the Tuftonboro community
TUFTONBORO — Harold John Leavitt, 87, of County Road, Melvin Village,
died Jan. 14, 2002, at SunBridge of Wolfeboro.
He was born June 4, 1914, in Lynn, Mass., son of Fred H. Leavitt and
Elsie C. Wahleh.
Mr. Leavitt, often called the Lieutenant General, was an electrician
by trade. He served his country during World War II in the Navy, having
been stationed in the South Pacific as a member of the Sea Bees.
He worked for many years for Wolfeboro Oil Company and, more recently,
was self-employed in property maintenance prior to his retirement. He was
active in community service as a 4-H educator, board member of the Tuftonboro
Historical Society and member of the Town House Cemetery Society and Fire
Department. He was a longtime member of Melvin Village Community Church.
Family members include his wife, the former Louise Bianca Glimmer,
now at SunBridge; and two nephews and two nieces.
There are no calling hours.
A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan 18, at 11 a.m. at Melvin
Village Community Church.
The family requests that any remembrances be made to the VNA-Hospice
of Southern Carroll County and Vicinity, Inc., or to the charity of your
Lord Funeral Home, Wolfeboro, is in charge of arrangements.
TAMWORTH — Edmond R. Nadeau, 71, of Durrell Road, died Jan. 8, 2002,
at the Memorial Hospital in North Conway.
He was born May 18, 1930, in Pawtucket, R.I., son of Arthur and Anna
He served his country with the United States Army.
He was a self-employed contractor in Moultonborough and Tamworth for
He was the widower of Dorothy Ann (Roberts) Nadeau, and leaves no immediate
A graveside service will be held at Wonalancet Cemetery in the spring.
Baker-Gagne Funeral Homes and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
Mother, devoted church member
MADRID, Spain — Eulogia Arribas Vicente, 78, of Madrid, died peacefully
Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002, at the home of her daughter.
She was born in Spain and spent most of her life in Segovia, Spain.
Widowed with four young children, she worked as a housekeeper to support
and raise her children.
She was well known in her community in Segovia and was a devoted member
of the Church of San Lorenzo.
Family members include her four children, Alejandro Velez Arribas of
Brookfield, NH, Santiago Velez Arribas of Segovia, Spain, Pilar Velez Arribas
of Madrid, Spain, and Isabel Velez Arribas of Aranda, Spain; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Jan. 10 in Segovia.
Richard R. Caples
Former Bay State public safety commissioner
WOLFEBORO — Richard R. Caples, 80, a former aide to Massachusetts Governor
Endicott “Chub” Peabody, died Sunday, April 28, 2002, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Medical Center in Lebanon.
Although he was perhaps best known for his midnight appointment as
public safety commissioner of Massachusetts during Peabody’s final days
as governor in 1964, Mr. Caples had a long and distinguished career in
law and public service.
He was born in Boston, Mass., and graduated from Princeton University
and Boston University Law School.
A World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy, he was also a member of the
Naval Reserve for 27 years.
He was a Democrat and represented Brighton in the Massachusetts House
of Representative from 1951 to 1960. He represented the Third Suffolk District
in the Massachusetts Senate from 1960 to 1964.
He practiced law in Boston for many years and was an assistant attorney
general for four years, during the administration of Attorney General Robert
In his retirement, he lived in Wolfeboro, where he worked as a real
Family members include his wife, Phyllis E. (Chase) Caples; two sons,
Richard F. of Vail, Colo., and Daniel P. of Wayland, Mass.; a daughter,
Susan E. of Belmont, Mass.; a sister, Dorothy A. Palmer of Weymouth, Mass.;
and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Frank, of North
Conway, who died recently at the Veterans Home in Tilton.
A funeral Mass was said at St. Julia Church in Weston, Mass. Burial
Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Wolfeboro Public Library,
PO Box 710, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
Enjoyed her friends and family
NORTHFIELD — Lillian A. Eldridge, 78, of Concord Road, died suddenly
on Thursday, May 9, 2002, at her granddaughter Jennifer’s home in Concord.
She was born April 25, 1924, in Wolfeboro, daughter of Fred and Ida
She was a long-time resident of Northfield.
She was a caring and loving person, who really enjoyed her friends
and family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her great grand daughter.
She loved cats, especially her favorite cat, Tiny. She also loved going
to yard sales.
Family members include her husband of 55 years Roy E. Eldridge, of
Northfield; a brother Roger Dore, of Concord; two sisters Norma Eaton,
of Concord, and Irene DeCoeur, of Florida; one granddaughter, Jennifer
L. Eldridge, of Boscawen; a great granddaughter and several nieces and
She was predeceased by her son Ernest R. Eldridge in 1999.
A calling hour was held May 13 at the United Church of Penacook and
a funeral service was held at 11 a.m. A graveside service was held Monday
afternoon at Grant Hill Cemetery in Ossipee.
Afforable Funeral and Cremation Services Inc. was in charge of arrangements.
Thomas “Tom” Galante
Ossipee Treasurer, WWII Veteran
CENTER OSSIPEE — Thomas “Tom” Galante, 80, died May 8, 2002 at New England
Medical Center in Boston, Mass.
He was born Jan. 29, 1922 in Medford, Mass., son of Sinibaldi and Philomenia
After graduating from Medford High School, he attended Fitchburg State
where he received his teaching certificate. He taught at Medford Vocational
Technical High School for 25 years.
He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Philippine Islands during World
War II and belonged to VFW Post #1012 in Medford.
He retired to Center Ossipee 24 years ago and served as the town treasurer
for 24 years and was treasurer of Ossipee Old Home Week Committee. He was
an avid fisherman and ham radio operator.
Family members include his wife, Mary E. (Marzino) Galante; a son,
Thomas S. Galante and his wife Judie of Woburn, Mass.; two daughters, Phyllis
Tone and her husband Thomas of North Reading, Mass. and Linda J. Galante
of Medford, Mass.; two brothers, Louis Galante of Medford, Mass. and the
late John Galante; a sister, Alice Galante of Medford, Mass.; and four
A funeral was held Monday, May 13, at Cota Funeral Home in North Reading,
Mass., with Mass at St. Theresa’s Church in North Reading.
Burial was in Grant Hill Cemetery in Center Ossipee Tuesday.
Memorial donations may be made to Old Home Week Committee, c/o Ossipee
Town Hall, Center Ossipee, NH 03814.
Mason, veteran of World War II
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. — Leonard A. Howe, 88, of Framingham, and formerly
of Shrewsbury and Wolfeboro, N.H., died May 11, 2002, at Eliot Healthcare
Center in Natick after a period of declining health.
He was born in Hopedale, son of Raymond N. and Elsie Mae (Meeson) Howe.
He grew up in Ashland and attended Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro.
He was a World War II veteran of the Air Force, having served in the
487th fighter squadron in England and Belgium.
For 44 years, he was employed by General Electric in Ashland in the
quality control department. After his retirement, he moved to Wolfeboro.
He enjoyed gardening, snowmobiling, fishing and hunting. He was a member
of North Star Masonic Lodge AF&AM of Ashland.
Family members include his wife of 44 years, Eleanor (Rossi) Howe;
a sister, Catherine Phillips of Northbridge, Mass.; and a niece, Alberta
Dearborn. He was predeceased by a brother, Walter Howe.
A funeral service was held May 15 at the Morris Funeral Home in Southboro,
Mass. Burial followed at Rural Cemetery, Southboro.
Bruce Alan Joy
Enjoyed hunting and fishing
UNION — Bruce Alan Joy, 39, of Wakefield Road, died May 14, 2002, at
home, after a courageous, three-year battle with cancer.
He was born July 2, 1962, in Rochester, son of Douglas and Cheryl (Davis)
Joy. He was raised in Union, attended Wakefield schools, and was a graduate
of Spaulding High School, Class of 1980, in Rochester.
He had resided in Florida for 17 years, having returned home to New
Hampshire three years ago. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a self-employed carpenter.
Family members include his parents, Douglas and Cheryl Joy of Union;
two children, Christopher D. Joy and Sara Joy; two sisters, Denise Hall
and Helen Smith, both of Sanbornville; his paternal grandparents, Abbott
Joy of Union and Pearl Davis of Rochester; and several aunts, uncles, cousins,
nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are this evening, Thursday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Peaslee
Funeral Home, 2079 Wakefield Road, Sanbornville. A funeral service will
be held Friday, May 17, at Union Congregational Church at 11 a.m., with
the Rev. John Tamilio, III, officiating. Burial will follow at Plummers
If desired, memorial donations may be made to VNA/Hospice of Southern
Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.
F. James W. Lazenby
Math puzzle author, retired principal
TUFTONBORO — F. James W. Lazenby, 68, of Hemlock Drive, died Monday
evening, May 13, 2002, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
He was born Feb. 9, 1934, in Winchester, Mass., son of Francis Charles
William and Evelyn (Abott) Lazenby. He had lived in the Reading, Mass.,
area for many years prior to retiring to Wolfeboro in 1978.
He worked for the U. S. Post Office in Reading, was a math teacher
and math department head and retired as principal of North Reading Junior
He was the author of People Comps Math Puzzle, published in newspapers
across the country.
He loved Bailey’s Ice Cream in Wolfeboro, where he once had 100 ice
cream sodas in a summer. He had dined at Hart’s Turkey Farm in Meredith
since 1954, loved to play poker and was a dedicated Cadillac owner as well
as a dedicated husband and father.
Family members include his wife, Elaine (Johnson) Lazenby of Tuftonboro;
four sons and daughters-in-law, Bradford and Deborah Richdale of Dana Point,
Calif., Dana C. and Hiromi Richdale of Farmington, Mich., C. Eliot and
Kimberly Lazenby of Berwick, Maine, and L. Clifton and Stephanie Lazenby
of Berwick, Maine; three stepdaughters, Lisa Corvo of Tewksbury, Mass.,
Karen Corvo of Salem, Mass., and Julie and her husband Tim Paradiso of
Beverly, Mass.; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. this morning, May 16, at Melvin
Village community Church. Inurnment will be Friday, May 17, at noon at
Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading, mass.
Baker-Gagne Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Wolfeboro is in charge
Active in First Congregational Church
WOLFEBORO — Doris Jeanne Toms, 66, of Keewaydin Road, died Saturday,
may 18, 2002, at Huggins Hospital, surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born Nov. 1, 1935, in Altoona, Pa., daughter of Harry and Ione
(Freer) Diggins. She lived in Brattleboro, Vt., for many years, where she
graduated from Brattleboro High School in 1953.
In 1958, she and her husband moved to Wolfeboro, where they raised
their family. She became an active member of First Congregational Church
of Wolfeboro, had served as a deaconess and also served as wedding hostess
for the church.
She was a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and was awarded
the “Order of the Sword” in 1994 for her devoted service to that organization.
She was also a member of the P.E. O., Chapter P, Wolfeboro, loved to
play bridge ad was a member of the Hospital Bridge Club.
Family members include her husband, Dr. Lawrence S. Toms of Wolfeboro;
two sons, Madison L. Toms of Charleston, S.C., and Jay C. Toms of Somersworth;
a daughter, Carolyn Craigue of Melvin Village; three granddaughters and
a grandson; her mother, Ione (Diggins) Colburn of Wolfeboro; and a cousin,
Alicia Williams of Bradenton, Fla.
There were no calling hours. Memorial services will be held Wednesday,
June 19, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, Wolfeboro.
Memorial donations may be made to First Congregational Church for the
Doris J. Toms Memorial Scholarship Fund, South Main Street, Wolfeboro,
Lord Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Homemaker and mother, retired teacher
ENGLEWOOD, Fla. — Win Holzweiss, 66, of Englewood, formerly of Tuftonboro,
N.H., and Stamford, Conn., died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at her Sarasota
She was born Jan. 5, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of Cornelius
H. and Winifred (Hubbard) Tiebout.
In addition to being a wife, mother and homemaker, she was a retired
teacher and administrator from Stamford Catholic High School. She was also
a member of the Craftsman’s Guild of New Hampshire.
She and her husband moved to Englewood in 1991 from Stamford and Tuftonboro.
She was Roman Catholic by faith and a member of St. Raphael Catholic
Church in Englewood.
She was preceded in death by a son, William, in 1987.
Family members include her husband of 46 years, Fred Holzweiss of Englewood;
a daughter, Joan Dobbins of Southington, Conn.; four sons, Paul of Essex
Junction, Vt., Mark of Stamford, Conn., Kurt of Portsmouth, N.H., and David
of New York City; and four grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated May 17 at St. Raphael Church,
followed by entombment at Gulf Pines Memorial Park Cemetery, Englewood.
Service Saturday for Ada Dodier
WAKEFIELD — A memorial graveside service for Ada McLachian Dodier, 91,
of Sanbornville, who died Dec. 27, 2001, in Wolfeboro, will be held Saturday,
May 25, at noon at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Sanbornville.
The Rev. Peter Faass, pastor of St. John Episcopal Church, will officiate.
Arrangements are by H.J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 North
Main St., Rochester.