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DOROTHY COVIEO
Dorothy (Dot) Duff Covieo, 95, died on February 9, 1999, at the Coös County Nursing Hospital. 
She was born on January 24, 1904, in Canaan, the daughter of Henry and Maude (Haynes) Duff. She graduated from Canaan Memorial High School in 1921. She was also a graduate of Plymouth College and Keene State College. 
She taught at Groveton Elementary School and several rural schools in the area. She gave piano lessons in her home after school for 22 years. She began playing piano at the age of seven and was a pianist in theaters for silent movies. ³Dot¹s Orchestra² played throughout the North Country for 15 years. In St. Petersburg, Florida, her winter home of 26 years, she led a group called ³The Entertainers.² 
She was a lifelong member of the New Hampshire Retired Teachers Association, past matron of Eastern Star in Groveton, and a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Groveton. She was organist at Grace United Methodist Church in Canaan, Vermont, for 35 years. She travelled extensively around the world and brought back her knowledge to her students. She was a resident of Lake Wallace for 58 years. 
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Willard M. Covieo, of Canaan, Vermont; a daughter, Gloria Parkhurst, of Colebrook; three granddaughters, Norine Sabine, of Sanford, Maine, Sheila Parkhurst, of Colebrook, and Lori Berry, of Columbia; four great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Millard Duff. 
Donations in Dot¹s memory may be made to Canaan Memorial High School, Music Fund, c/o Dan French, principal, Canaan, VT 05903. Family graveside services will take place in the spring at Alice Hunt Cemetery in Canaan. 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Newman Funeral Home. 

GILLES D'ANJOU
Gilles P. D¹Anjou, 54, of Manchester, died on February 12, 1999, at the Catholic Medical Center after a brief illness. 
He was born in West Stewartstown on September 28, 1944, the son of Omer and Alida (Gagne) D¹Anjou. He had been a Manchester resident for many years. 
A veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, he served in the Army for 10 years. He later worked in administration at the Veterans Administration Regional Office. Mr. D¹Anjou was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. 
Family members include his wife, Pauline (Charest) D¹Anjou, of Manchester; two sons, Norman D¹Anjou, of Manchester, and Rene D¹Anjou, of Tilton; a daughter, Christine D¹Anjou, of Laconia; two grandsons; three brothers, Wilfred D¹Anjou and Albert D¹Anjou, both of Florida, and Henry D¹Anjou, of Canaan, Vermont; two sisters, Rita Lavigne, of Coaticook, Quebec, and Armand Lavigne, of Canaan; many nieces and nephews. 
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Monday, February 15 in St. Therese Church. Burial will be in the spring in St. Brendan Cemetery in Colebrook. 
Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of New Hampshire, P.O. Box 418, Concord, NH 03301, or the Disabled American Veterans Dept. of New Hampshire, 329 Mast Rd., Goffstown, NH 03045. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Lambert Funeral Home in Manchester. 

FRANCIS HENNESSEY
Francis E. Hennessey, 81, of Colebrook, died at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook on Sunday, February 14, 1999, after a long illness. 
He was born in Newport on July 25, 1917, the son of Earl and Mabel Hennessey. He graduated from Newport High School. He then enlisted in the Army and served in World War II. 
He lived most of his life in the Newport area. He worked in the maintenance department of Encore Shoe and also for the Sunapee and Newport schools. He moved to Colebrook 12 years ago to live with his daughter. 
While living in Newport he was a very active member of the Knights of Columbus and was a member of the V.F.W. In Cole-brook he loved to walk and enjoy the outdoors and would walk many miles a day when the weather was good; he had to stop taking his walks about two years ago due to his ill health. 
He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Martin, and husband Danny, of Colebrook; eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Eva Hennessey, in July of 1998, and a son, Rainey Allin, of North Stratford, in May of 1992. 
Graveside services will be held in the spring at his family lot in the Newport Cemetery in Newport. 
Donations in his memory may be made to his daughter, Sharon Martin, RR2, Box 17, Colebrook, NH 03576. 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Jenkins Funeral Home. 

WILBUR MARSH
Wilbur G. Marsh, 68, of Erving, Massachusetts, died on Monday evening in his home after an illness. 
He was born in Stewartstown, on February 24, 1930, the son of Samuel L. and Mabel (Congdon) Marsh, Sr. He grew up and attended schools in Colebrook. 
He lived in Colebrook, where he worked as a driver for a logging company until moving to Erving in 1960. He was employed in the foundry of the Rodney Hunt Company in Orange, Massachusetts, for several years, until ill health forced early retirement. 
A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served as a Corporal with the Army and was awarded the Korean Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation and the Presidential Unit Citation. 
An enthusiastic fisherman, he enjoyed trout fishing at Lake Mattawa, Orange and Laurel Lake in Erving. He was a former member of the Erving Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Mount Grace Snowmobile Club. He attended Erving Congregational Church. 
He leaves his wife of 45 years, Juliette B. (Holden) Marsh; three sons, Dennis Marsh, of Colebrook, Ronald Marsh, of Conway, South Carolina, and Richard Marsh, of Erving; four daughters, Dianne Irons, of Baldwinville, Massachusetts, Donna Maillet, of Gardner, Massachusetts, Darlene Breault, of Erving and Kelly Taft, of Winchendon, Massachusetts; three sisters, Ruth Brooks, of Cole-brook, Nina Raymond, of North Stratford, and Bertina Estes, of Groveton; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and nephews and nieces. 
He was predeceased by two brothers, Samuel Marsh, Jr., and Walter Marsh. 
A funeral service was held last Thursday in Witty¹s Funeral Home in Orange, Massachusetts. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Center Cemetery in Erving. 

LOUELLA SCOTT
Louella I. Scott, 66, of North Stratford, died on Thursday, February 11, 1999, at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster after a brief illness. 
She was born on November 27, 1932, in North Stratford, the daughter of Herbert and Mary (McCue) Riff. She has been a resident of North Stratford most of her life. 
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Stratford. She attended Stratford schools. Before retiring she worked for 15 years at Tillotson¹s Health Care Inc., and at the Stratford School as part of the kitchen staff. She was a member of the V.F.W. Post #5243 Auxiliary in North Stratford, the North Stratford Senior Citizens, the choir at the First Baptist Church, and T.O.P.S. #63. She was very active in fundraising for the church, and active in the church and community. 
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Dean Scott Sr.; six children, Dean Scott Jr., of North Stratford, Reggie Scott, of Manchester, Sherry Dowse, of North Stratford, Esther Scott, of North Stratford, Howard ³Dusty² Scott, of Manchester, and Shawna Fellows, of North Stratford; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grand-children; two sisters, Minnie Goodrum, of Lemington, Vermont, and Gladys Lovering, of North Stratford; one brother, Charles Riff, of Medford, Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held on Sunday, February 14 at the First Baptist Church in North Stratford, by the Reverend Sharon van der Lann. Burial will be in the spring in the Fairview Cemetery in North Stratford, at the convenience of the family. 
Memorial contributions may be made in Louella¹s name to the North Stratford Ambulance Corp, c/o Mr. Robert Curless, Old Mill Road, North Stratford, NH 03590. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Main-Armstrong Funeral Home in Groveton. 

RITA AUDIT
Rita M. Audit, 70, of Groveton, died on April 17, 1999, at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster after a lengthy illness. 
She was born on October 1, 1928, in Coaticook, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Antoine and Bernadette (Levesque) Thibault. She had been a resident of Groveton for 40 years. 
She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Groveton. Before retiring, she worked as a factory worker for Robert¹s Shoes and Pak 2000. 
Family members include five children, Dolores Platt, of Groveton, Lee Audit, of Climax, North Carolina, Christiane Stinson and Claudette Hook, both of Bloomfield, Vermont, and Mario Audit, of Lancaster; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Antoinette Nadeau, of Rock Island, Canada, and Rachael Guay and Theresa Guay, both of Coaticook; two brothers, Antonio Thibault, of Compton, and Henri-Paul Thibault, of Coaticook; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on April 20 at St. Francis Xavier Church by the Reverend Daniel Deveau, pastor. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Lancaster. 
Contributions may be made to the Groveton Ambulance Corp., c/o Fran Rich, 6 Central St., Groveton, NH 03582. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Main-Armstrong Funeral Home in Groveton. 

EVERETT DOBSON
Everett L. ³Buddy² Dobson, 75, of Colebrook, died at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital emergency room in Colebrook on Sunday, April 18, 1999, after a sudden illness. 
He was born in Robinson, Maine, on October 19, 1923, the son of Charles and Minnie (Cochran) Dobson. 
As a young boy, he moved to the Colebrook and North Stratford area and attended school in both communities. In February of 1943, he went into the Army and served with the 733rd Field Artillery in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. He was awarded five Battle Stars and was discharged in October 1945. 
After his discharge, he owned and operated his own farm in East Columbia, until 1948, when he and his family were burned out. He and his family then moved to Rhode Island for several years, where he worked as a herdsman. Upon moving back to Colebrook, he went to work at the Beecher Falls Division of Ethan Allen Furniture in Beecher Falls, Vermont, where he worked for several years. He then went to work for LaPerle¹s Recap Tire Shop in Colebrook, retiring in the late '70s. After his retirement, he and Claude Corriveau worked together in the logging business in the surrounding area. 
Buddy was a lover of the outdoors. He enjoyed going to his camp on South Hill and seeing all the animals and birds. He also was very active at one time in the Gold Wing Riders Motorcycle Club of Groveton. He loved riding his bike in Colebrook and going on different trips with the club and his friends. 
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Charlotte (Kenney) Dobson, of Colebrook; two daughters, Virginia Smith, of Danville, Vermont, and Eileen Hurlbert, of Lancaster; one son, Jeffrey Dobson, of Colebrook; five grandchildren and two great-grand-daughters; one brother, Earl Dobson, of Colebrook; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Sandra VanCuren, in 1979. 
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, (today), April 21 at the United Methodist Church by the Reverend Kathryn McGregor, pastor. Burial will be in the Colebrook Village Cemetery
Donations in his memory may be made to the Colebrook Humane Society, c/o Joan Shatney, Pleasant St., Colebrook, NH 03576. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Jenkins Funeral Home. 

RACHEL ROBY
Rachel J. Roby, 74, of Northumberland, died on April 18, 1999, at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, after a sudden illness. 
She was born in Northumberland on August 9, 1924, the daughter of Clessie and Alice (Emery) McFarland. She had been a life-long resident of Groveton. 
She was a graduate of Groveton High School, Class of 1942. She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church in Groveton and a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She was active in church affairs. 
Before retiring, she worked as a payroll clerk for 42 years for Groveton Papers, Diamond International and James River Corp. 
Family members include a son, Robert Roby, of Groveton; a daughter, Anne Fontaine, of Bloomfield, Vermont; two grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Hersom, of Groveton and Reta Pageau, of Farmington; a brother, Herbert McFarland, of Brentwood, California; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 
A mass of Christian burial was held on April 20 at St. Francis Xavier Church, by the Reverend Daniel Deveau, pastor. Burial will be in Northumberland Cemetery. 
Contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church, 10 State St., Groveton, NH 03582. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Main-Armstrong Funeral Home in Groveton. 

LEORA BUFFINGTON
Leora Buffington, 76, of Stewartstown, died on September 27, 1999, at the Coös County Nursing Hospital after a long illness. 
She was born on December 19, 1922, in Pittsburg, the daughter of Robert and Mildred (Davis) Marsh. She attended school in Pittsburg and went on to work many jobs in the North Country, including dishwasher at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital and as a factory worker at Tillotson Rubber. She will be best remembered as a loving housewife who enjoyed cooking, sewing and family life. 
The family includes three sons, Robert Buffington of Tennessee, William Buffington of South Paris, Me., and James Buffington of Canaan, Vt.; two daughters, Mrs. Floyd (Eleanor) Ricker of Colebrook and Mrs. Jeffery (Alberta) Flanders of Colebrook; three brothers, James Marsh of Orleans, Vt., Durwood Marsh of Littleton, and Edwin Marsh of Burlington, Vt.; two sisters, Relma Bunnell of Lancaster, and Irene Marsh of Keene; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grand-children. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Elmer Buffington, two brothers, Wilfred Marsh and Andrew Marsh, and two sisters, Clara Denton and Mary Hopps. 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 30 at the Trinity Methodist Church in Colebrook. Burial will follow at the Hollow Village Cemetery in Pittsburg. 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Newman Funeral Home. 

FLORENCE SHALLOW
Florence M. Shallow, 89, of Colebrook, died on September 27, 1999, in the Coös County Nursing Hospital in West Stewartstown, after a lengthy illness. 
She was born on June 16, 1910, in Colebrook the daughter of Lewis and Flora (Roby) Pond. 
She lived in South Canaan, Vt., until 1980 when she moved to Monadnock Village in Colebrook. In May of 1996, she moved to West Stewartstown. 
She attended school in Colebrook and Canaan, Vt. 
Mrs. Shallow and her husband owned and operated a farm in South Canaan, Vt., until 1973. 
She was a member of the Frontier Grange in West Stewartstown for more than 50 years ; a 7th degree member of the National Grange; a member of the State Grange and Pomona Grange; a former member of the Pythian Sisters of West Stewartstown and a former member of Monadnock Rebekah Lodge 32 in Colebrook. 
She was married to Parker Shallow, who died in 1976. Family members include nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Calling hours are Wednesday (today) from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Jenkins Funeral Home. 
A graveside service will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the South Canaan Cemetery in South Canaan, Vt. by the Reverend Rodney Dobbs, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in Canaan. 
Memorial donations may be made to Upper Connecticut Valley Home Health, RR2, Box 13, Colebrook, N.H. 03576 or Coös County Nursing Hospital, c/o Suzanne Collins, Administrator, West Stewartstown 03597. 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Jenkins Funeral Home. 

HELEN LANDRY
Helen Landry, 76, of Pittsburg died on October 24, 1999, at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, after a prolonged illness. 
She was born on October 19, 1923 in New Preston, Conn. the daughter of David and Fanny (Solomon) Zinick. She attended school in Washington, Conn., and was a graduate of Washington High School, Class of 1942. 
She lived in and worked as a bookkeeper in the New Milford, Conn. area and after her retirement in 1991 became a volunteer care giver for the elderly home bound people in New Milford. Helen had also been a long-time visitor of the Pittsburg area, having started coming to Pittsburg in the early '50s. In 1996 she moved to Back Lake in Pittsburg with her son, Bill, and his family. 
She was the current vice president and past secretary for the N.H. Guides Association, and past vice president of V.F.W. Post #1672 Ladies Auxiliary of New Milford, Conn. 
She is survived by one son, William Stebbins Sr., of Pittsburg, N.H.; one daughter, Cynthia Bressett, of Washington, Conn; one brother, Calvin Zinick, of Marbledale, Conn.; four grandchildren and three great-grand-children. She was predeceased by a son, Harrison F. Stebbins Jr., in 1968. 
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 26 at the Monadnock Congregational Church in Colebrook by the Reverend Peter M. Dyer, pastor. Burial followed in the Lakeside Cemetery in Pittsburg. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Jenkins Funeral Home. 

LILA PURRINGTON
Lila B. Purrington, 84, of Colebrook, died on February 29, 2000 at the Coös County Nursing Hospital in West Stewartstown, after a long illness. 
She was born on March 20, 1915, in Colebrook the daughter of Jed N. and Ida (Dingman) Lyons. 
She attended school in Colebrook and was a graduate of Colebrook Academy, class of 1932. She was generally a homemaker, but had also worked at various times as a telephone operator at the Balsams Hotel, pastry cook at the Legion Restaurant in Colebrook and as nurse¹s aid at the Coös County Nursing Hospital. She also enjoyed cooking, knitting, sewing and doing things with her family. 
She was a 49-year member of the Eureka Chapter #2 OES of Colebrook, and was a former member of the Monadnock Rebekah Lodge #32 of Colebrook. 
She is survived by two sons, Linwood Purrington Jr. of Abilene, Texas and David Purrington of Colebrook; a daughter, Nancy Thompson, of Pownal, Vt.; a sister, Ervena Rainville, of Colebrook; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Linwood Purrington Sr., in January, 1985; a daughter, Lucille, in 1934; three brothers, Albion, Archie and Earl Lyons; and two sisters, Marguerite Cox and Laura Shallow. 
An Eastern Star service and calling hours were held on Thursday evening, March 2 at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Colebrook. 
Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at the Monadnock Congregational Church in Colebrook with the Reverend Peter Dyer, pastor, officiating. Spring burial will be in the Colebrook Village Cemetery
Donations in her memory may be made to the Monadnock Congregational Church, c/o Terry Welch, 1525 Rte 102, Canaan, Vt. 05903-9725. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Jenkins Funeral Home. 

DEAN RICHMOND
Dean Lawrence Richmond, 72, of Island Pond died on March 1, 2000 at his home. 
He was born on August 17, 1927 in Dexter, N.Y., the son of Manual and Gladys (Snell) Richmond. He graduated from Dexter High School in Dexter, N.Y. on June 26, 1944. 
For most of his life he was a scaler for the Conifer Lumber Mill in Conifer, N.Y.; and more recently for the Washburn Lumber Company in North Stratford. On October 29, 1949 he married the former Pauline Gensel, who predeceased him in 1986, and he later married Ruby Dowland, who predeceased him in 1994. 
He held memberships with the Moose Lodge #1621 and the Gilkey Masonic Lodge #101, both of Groveton. Dean enjoyed his cats and spending time with his friends at the VFW and American Legion lodges and the Senior Center of Island Pond. 
He is survived by his stepson, Peter Didsbury of Colebrook; a stepdaughter, Dlite LaClair of Cussetta, Ga.; six step grand-children and seven step great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
A private graveside service will be held in Gale, N.Y. Should friends desire, contributions in Dean¹s memory may be made to the Island Pond Senior Center, Sunrise Manor, Island Pond, Vt. 05846. 

HENRY RICKER
Henry T. Ricker, 78, of Merrimack, died on May 6, 2000, at the Hillsboro County Nursing Home in Goffstown. 
Born on July 31, 1921 in Clarksville, he was the son of George E. and Annie (Hardy) Ricker. He married Florence Sweeney on May 9, 1942 and worked on the family farm until enlisting in the army that December. 
Mr. Ricker is a World War II combat veteran, having served with the 60th Armored Infantry Battalion. After his discharge from the Army in 1945 he returned to Clarksville, where he worked as a farmer and woodsman. After selling his farm in 1970, he worked for the State of New Hampshire Department of Highways and later for Ethan Allan Furniture Corporation in Beecher Falls. 
Mr. Ricker served several years as a selectman for the town of Clarksville and drove a school bus part time. In 1987, he and his wife moved to Merrimack to be closer to family. Mr. Ricker loved the outdoors and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing. 
His family includes his loving wife of 57 years, Florence Ricker, two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Eva) Francoeur of Merrimack and Mrs. Arthur (Diana) Fontaine of Nashua, and four grandchildren. He was predeceased by six brothers and two sisters. 
Services and calling hours were held yesterday at the Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook. Interment will be at a later date in the Perry Cemetery in Clarksville. 
Donations in Mr. Ricker's memory may be made to the Hillsboro County Nursing Home, 400 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH 03045. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Newman Funeral Home. 

ELINOR STAUBLEY
Elinor R. (French) Staubley, 74, of Norwich, Conn., died on May 5, 2000 at Windham Hospital in Willimantic, Conn. 
She was born the daughter of the late Wilbur and Viola (Brown) French on May 28, 1925 in Pittsburg. She married Leslie E. Staubley on January 18, 1969 in Greenville Congregational Church. 
Besides her husband, she is survived by a brother, Otis French, of Pittsburg, New Hampshire, three nieces and one nephew. She was predeceased by a brother, Wayland French, in 1983. 
Calling hours and a funeral service were held on Monday at the Church and Allen Funeral Home in Norwich. Burial will be today at 1 p.m. in Indian Stream Cemetery

EMALINE CORNETT
The funeral for Emaline A. Cornett, who died on January 26, 2000 in Nashua, is scheduled for 11 a.m. on May 13 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Colebrook. Burial will immediately follow at the Colebrook Village Cemetery. 
Emaline is formerly of Colebrook, and in the 1950s she worked as a church and community worker for the seven area Methodist churches. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. 

NORMAN DOE
Norman M. Doe, 29, of Beecher Falls, died on May 14, 2000 in Columbia from a boating accident. 
He was born in Rochester and lived in Fryeburg, Maine and the Conway area for many years before moving to Beecher Falls a year ago. He attended Fryeburg Academy, and had been employed as a laborer for Godzyk Tree Farm in Colebrook. 
Norman loved the outdoors and loved hunting and fishing. He had been a volunteer fireman for the North Fryeburg Fire Department. 
He is survived by his mother, Patricia Doe, of Rochester; six brothers, Roy Scott Doe, of Milton, John Doe of Conway, Glenn Doe of Center Conway, Russell Doe of North Fryeburg, Edwin Doe Jr. of Madison, and Albion Doe Sr. of Conway; a sister, Joyce Watson, of Freedom; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Ernest F. Doe. 
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at Lakeview Cemetery in Freedom. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lord Funeral Home in Center Ossipee. 

BEATRICE HOLMES
Beatrice M.E. Holmes, 101, of 51 Park St. in Canaan, died at Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook on Sunday morning, May 14, 2000 after a short illness. 
She was born in Canaan on June 9, 1898, the daughter of William I and Jane M. (Ramsay) Schoff. Bea had fond memories of her childhood years doing things with her father, William Ivory Schoff who ran various enterprises out of his drug store in Canaan. Tragically, he died a lingering death from stomach cancer caused by a motorcycle accident when Bea was only 14. Will Schoff was an avid sportsman who would bring Bea and her cousin Eugenia Scott with him by horse and buggy to his camp on Perry Stream. 
Bea recalled delivering an organ by buckboard with her father and having the organ tumble off-fortunately without seeming to damage the instrument. Another time when Will learned that Bea's cat had been taken by a family from the Wallace Pond area, he and Bea drove right out and got "Buster" back. 
Bea enjoyed the company of her mother's twin sister's daughter, Eugenia, a great deal throughout their lives. One time they were racing their horses and buggies home a little too enthusiastically. They made the turn into the drive-barely-but couldn't get the horses stopped in time and ended up breaking several storm windows stored in the barn. 
Bea was captain of the first Canaan High School girls' basketball team and had aspirations of becoming a physical education teacher. However, due to her father's death and her mother being blinded by a misdirected firecracker at a Fourth of July celebration, Bea felt obligated to give up her dream. 
She was a graduate of Canaan High School Class of 1918. After her graduation she was appointed Postmaster for the Town of Canaan and held that job for 50 years. She retired in 1968 at the age of 70, the Postal Service's mandatory retirement age. 
She wrote and paid for the printing of a History of Canaan for the bicentennial and donated the proceeds to a fund used to restore the Fletcher Park fountain. The book had been out of print for several years, and Bea recently paid for another printing with the proceeds this time to go to the Canaan Historical Society. 
Bea's altruism throughout her life was considerable. Although she never had children of her own, she made a home for her cousin Marion Ramsay Woodrow's daughter, Annette Annis Dearborn, and a generation later did the same with Annette's son, Robert Bruce Lee. She served as Red Cross Chairman for nearly 70 years until the National Red Cross forced the local chapter's consolidation with the Newport chapter. Numerous local servicemen's return home for family emergencies was helped along by the telegrams Bea wrote. 
She was a past member of the Canaan High School Board; a member of the D.A.R. and the Canaan Woman's Club. She was also a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Canaan and served on many different boards of the church over her lifetime. Bea loved making quilts, knitting and doing many different kinds of crafts. 
She was a longtime news correspondent for the Coös County Democrat, reporting on the happenings in Canaan as she looked out over Fletcher Park from her home. Bea stubbornly refused to "get old," and rode a bicycle every year on her birthday well into her eighties. She is survived by her cousin and caregiver Robert Lee of Canaan and several nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours were held on Tuesday evening, May 16, at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Colebrook. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon, May 17, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul¹s Episcopal Church in Canaan, with the Reverend Robert Bryan officiating. Burial will follow in the Colebrook Village Cemetery
Donations in her memory may be made to the B.M.E. Holmes Memorial Fund for the Canaan Memorial High School, c/o Rosemary Mulliken at the First Colebrook Bank, Colebrook, NH 03576. 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Jenkins Funeral Home.

G. WINSTON CARTER
G. Winston Carter, 81, of Bristol, Conn., died on Thursday, August 3, 2000, at the Farmington Health Care Center in Farmington, Conn. 
He was born in Colebrook on November 16, 1918, the son of the late Gale A. and Lucy (Pinckney) Carter. 
He was graduated from Colebrook Academy in 1936, then received a Bachelor of Science degree from Plymouth State College. He then went on to receive a master's degree in education from the University of New Hampshire and a six-year certificate and master's degree in environmental studies at the University of Michigan. 
He taught school for many years in New Hampshire and Connecticut. He was also a naturalist for the Audubon Ecology Workshop in Greenwich, Conn. and a published author of a book and many newspaper and magazine articles on botany and ecology. 
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Pamela (Steele) Carter; a son, Paul Carter, and companion, Roberta Blay of Columbia, N.H.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Gail Carter and Marie and Timothy Leece, all of Bristol, Conn.; and two grandchildren, Benjamin and Janna Leece, also of Bristol. 
A Memorial celebration took place on Monday, August 7, at the Schulze-Petke Funeral Home in Bristol. Burial will take place in the Colebrook Village Cemetery at the convenience of the family. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Audubon Ecology Workshop, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT 06830. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schulze-Petke Funeral Home. 

ADRIEN COUTURIER
Adrien J. Couturier, 72, of Whitefield, N.H., died at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster on August 9, 2000, after a long illness. 
He was born in Beecher Falls, Vt., the son of Achille and Rosa (Dube) Couturier, and had been a lifelong resident of Whitefield. 
He attended local schools, served in the Army and worked as manager of the Whitefield and Littleton A & P stores for several years. He then worked at the Norton Pike Company in Littleton, until his retirement in 1989. 
He was an ardent gardener, raising vegetables that he enjoyed giving to his family and neighbors, and was most proud of his flower gardens. He was a constant source of support for his family and friends and particularly enjoyed entertaining them at his camp in the summer. 
The family includes six brothers, Leo Couturier, Achille Couturier, and Rosaire Couturier, all of Whitefield, Aime Couturier, Orian Couturier, both of Massachusetts, and Eddy Couturier of Waterbury, Vt.; four sisters, Mrs. Clifton (Albina) Ingerson of Whitefield, Mrs. Edward (Belle) Mooney of Lancaster, Mrs. Frank (Gloria) Powers of North Stratford, Mrs. Clayton (Achilline) Herbert of Littleton; and several nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours were held on Friday at the Ross Funeral Home, Whitefield Chapel. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the St. Matthew Catholic Church in Whitefield, at a time and date to be announced. Burial will be in the St. Matthew Cemetery in Whitefield. 
Those who wish may make donations in his memory to the Whitefield F.A.S.T. Squad, 7 Jefferson Rd., Whitefield, NH 03598. 
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Ross Funeral Home. 

STANLEY R. FARRAR
Stanley R. Farrar, 74, of Monadnock Village in Colebrook, died on Tuesday morning, August 8, 2000, at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington after a recent illness. 
Mr. Farrar was born on July 6, 1926, in Newport, Vt. the son of Ernest and Lillian (Cole) Farrar. He attended school in Newport and served in the Navy during World War II from 1944 to 1946. 
After his discharge he worked at many different jobs in many different areas of the country. In 1959 he moved to Columbia and worked at the North Stratford plywood mill from 1959 until the mill closed in 1970. From 1970 to 1973 he worked for the Vickers Paving Company of Farmington. 
In the fall of 1973 he went to work at the Beecher Falls Division of Ethan Allen, and retired in 1989. In 1975 he moved to Colebrook and owned his own home until he sold it and moved to Monadnock Village in 1991. 
He is survived by three sons, Ronald Farrar of Waldo, Maine, Bruce Farrar of East Milton, Maine and Dale Farrar of Ellington, Conn.; three daughters, Rose McMann of Ellington, Conn., Mary Coulombe of Berlin and Brenda Farrar of Smithfield, Maine; 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Farrar of Beebe Point, Vt., Arthur Farrar of Derby, Vt. and Ernest Farrar of St. Albans; three sisters, Blanche Moffette and Elsie Able, both of Newport, Vt. and Irma Bowen of Holland, Vt.; and many nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours were held on Thursday afternoon and evening, August 10 at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Colebrook. Funeral services were held on Friday morning, August 11, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Colebrook, with the Reverend Kathryn McGregor officiating. Burial followed in the Colebrook Village Cemetery
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Jenkins Funeral Home. 

IRVING GRACE
Irving J. Grace, 66, of East Swanzey, died on August 10, 2000, at his Hall Stream camp in Pittsburg. 
Born on July 21, 1934, in West Stewartstown, he was the son of Orville and Pearl (Gadwah) Grace. He attended Colebrook schools and was graduated from Colebrook Academy in 1952. Soon after high school Mr. Grace enlisted in the Marine Corps, where he served four years. 
After living a short time in California he returned to New Hampshire, where he was employed by the Mini Precision Ball Bearing Company in Keene. After his retirement, Mr. Grace shared his time between his home in East Swanzey, and his camp in Pittsburg. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially liked to hunt and play golf. 
His family includes his mother, Pearl Grace, of West Stewartstown; three daughters, Mrs. A.J. (Deborah) Anderson of Wilmington, Calif., Mrs. (Jennine) Hefner of Webster, N.Y., and Mrs. Martin Reyes of East Swanzey; and five grandchildren. 
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, August 14, at Sturtevant Chapel in Keene. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 17 at 1 p.m. at Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook. 
Donations in memory of Irving Grace may be made to the Coös County Nursing Hospital, c/o Suzanne Collins, W. Stewartstown, N.H. 03597. 
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Newman Funeral Home. 

ANNETTE DEARBORN
Annette E. Dearborn, 77, of Cumberland Center, Maine died suddenly at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Thursday, September 28, 2000. 
Annette was born in Colebrook on July 3, 1923, the daughter of Harold and Marion (Ramsay) Annis. She grew up in Canaan in the home of her cousin Jane Ramsay Schoff and her daughter Beatrice Schoff Holmes. She was graduated from Canaan High School, Class of 1940, and then attended Mary Hitchcock Nursing School in Hanover. 
She was employed as a nursing secretary for over 25 years at Maine Medical Center until knee replacement surgery forced her to retire in 1993. Mrs. Dearborn was a member of the AARP, the Greater Christian Women and the YMCA. 
Her family describes her as being very generous with her grandchildren and very proud of them. She loved NASCAR racing, swimming and watching tennis, and was a very proud Boston Celtics fan. 
Her husband, William E. Dearborn, passed away very suddenly in 1972. Annette is survived by her daughter, Debra J. Dearborn of Cumberland Center; three sons, Robert B. Lee of Canaan, Richard J. Dearborn of Kingfield, Maine, and Louis E. Dearborn of Brunswick, Maine; two sisters, Dorothy Kosacz of Providence, R.I., and Elizabeth Bascom of Charlestown, N.H.; eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours were held on Sunday evening at the Hay & Peabody Funeral Home in Portland. Funeral services were held on Monday at St. Luke's Episcopal Cathedral in Portland with Rev. Donald Webster officiating. Burial was at Brooklawn Memorial Park in South Portland. 
Donations in Mrs. Dearborn's memory may be made to the Portland YMCA, 70 Forest Ave., Portland, ME 04101. 

MAURICE EDWARDS
Maurice R. Edwards, 68, of Wentworth Location died suddenly at his home early on Saturday morning, September 30, 2000. 
He was born in Temple, N.H. on May 19, 1932, the son of Royal and Jennie (Austin) Edwards. 
He attended school in Temple and served four years in the Navy from 1950 to 1954. After his discharge he owned and operated his own plumbing business in Temple for several years. 
He then went to work for the Pipe Fitting Union #131 of Manchester, where he worked until 1985 when he retired. 
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved being in the woods, so after his retirement he moved to Wentworth Location to make his home. 
He was a member of the American Legion Post #13 of Greenville. 
He is survived by his wife, Ruby Edwards, of Wentworth Location; two daughters, Susan England of Cantonment, Fla. and Cassie Florence of Barrington, N.H.; two sons, David Edwards of Rochester and Wayne Edwards of Temple; two stepsons, Wayne Garrow of Errol and Joseph Garrow of Essex, Vt.; two stepdaughters, Debbie Jones of Ft. Myers, Fla. and Katherine Burlock of Milan; a brother, Royal Edwards, of North Swanzey, N.H.; four sisters, Martha Foster of Springhill, Fla., Beth Felt of Temple, Lois Owens of Northfield, Conn. and Beverly Edwards of Westmoreland, N.H.; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 
There will be no calling hours or services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Donations in Mr. Edwards¹ memory may be made to either the Errol Rescue Squad, c/o Elsie Hall, Errol, N.H. 03579, or the Upper Valley Hostel, 17 East South St., Hanover, N.H. 03755. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Jenkins Funeral Home. 

MARJORIE ODELL
Marjorie Odell, 86, of Landaff, died on September 25, 2000, in Littleton Regional Hospital after a brief illness. 
Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of Alpheus and Catharine (Martin) Frizzell. She lived the past 50 years in Landaff. 
She was graduated from Keene Normal School. Mrs. Odell worked more than 30 years as a teacher in Columbia, Lisbon and Bath schools. 
She was a member of the Grange, Landaff Methodist Church and the Women¹s Society of Landaff Methodist Church. 
Mrs. Odell enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening and travel. 
Family members include her husband, Ernest Odell of Landaff; a son, Roger Odell, of Franconia; a daughter, Sylvia Greene of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard Frizzell of Groveton and Clarence Frizzell of Colebrook; three sisters, Emily Floyd of Farmington, Maine, Marion Anderson of Londonderry and Dorothy Ducret of Cole-brook; and nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service was held on Friday, September 29 at Lisbon Methodist Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Landaff Center Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to Landaff Methodist Church, c/o Jason Cartwright, Treasurer, The Shared Ministry, P.O. Box 224, Lisbon, NH 03585. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Ross Funeral Home, Lisbon Chapel. 

DEAN SCOTT
FUNERAL SERVICES Dean Edward Scott Sr., 70, of North Stratford, died on Sunday, October 1, 2000, at Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital after a lengthy illness. 
Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 6, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Main-Armstrong Funeral Home in Groveton. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 7 at 2 p.m. at the North Stratford Baptist Church. 
A full obituary will appear in next week's paper.


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