Miscellaneous Coös County, New Hampshire Obituaries


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Francis E. Carey, 87, of Hampton, died on January 20, 2001 at Exeter Hospital.
He was born in Norton, Vt. on May 21, 1913, the son of Charles L. and Cora (Bennett) Carey.
He was graduated from Canaan High School. He was also graduated from Concord Business College and attended the University of New Hampshire while employed full-time in the Athletic Department.
Mr. Carey was employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard from 1936 until his retirement in 1968 as supervisory administrative officer of the Planning Depart-ment. He was a member of the Naval Civilian Administrators Association.
He was then employed by Tobey and Merrill Insurance Company, and worked for several years as a supervisor for the state Department of Transportation at the Hampton toll station. Active in Freemasonry, Mr. Carey was a 50-year veteran and past master of Star in the East Lodge 59 F & AM Exeter, and was a dual charter member of St. James Lodge 102 F & AM Hampton. In 1970 and 1971, he served as District Deputy Grand Master of the First Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire.
Mr. Carey was a recipient of the Major General John Sullivan meritorious service medal, and was past president and longtime director of the Exeter Masonic Association. He also served as presiding officer of Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Portsmouth-Dover, and was made honorary member of the Supreme Council 33rd degree at Boston in 1969.
Mr. Carey was also a member of the New Hampshire Consistory Valley of Nashua, the East Gate Club of Seabrook and the Seacoast Bridge Club at the Seabrook Community Center.
He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Helen (Gill) Carey, in 1992 and by a son, Dr. Peter W. Carey, in 1990.
Family members include a niece, Geraldine Cross, of Canaan, and several grandnieces and nephews.
Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family. Burial took place in High Street Cemetery in Hampton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Masonic Home, 813 Beech St., Manchester.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Remick and Gendron Funeral Home in Hampton.

Dora Detuzzi, 91, of Stewartstown, died on January 28, 2001 at the Coös County Nursing Hospital in West Stewartstown after a long illness.
Born October 26, 1909 in Bridgeport, Conn. she was the daughter of Carno and Mary (Vertucci) Detuzzi. She attended school in Connecticut but lived in Maine and Northern New Hampshire for most of her life, most recently residing in Groveton.
She is survived by three brothers, Nicholas and Robert Detuzzi of Bridgeport, Conn., and George Detuzzi of Trumbull, Conn.; two sisters, Jennie Naether of Bridgeport and Grace Detuzzi of Derby, Conn.
Calling hours were held on Tuesday, January 30 at the Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Brendan's Church in Colebrook at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 1. Interment will be in the spring.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Newman Funeral Home.

David Roger Goulette, 59, of Clarksville, died suddenly on Thursday morning, January 25, 2001, at Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook.
Mr. Goulette was born on March 28, 1941 in Lancaster, the son of the late Raymond and Muriel (Rogers) Stuart, Sr.
He was employed as an assistant patrolman for the N.H. Department of Transportation for 20 years. He enjoyed photography, camping and panning for gold. He also enjoyed his grandchildren and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Mr. Goulette's family includes his loving wife, Francese (Sweeney) Goulette of Clarksville; a son, David Goulette Jr. of Colebrook; a daughter, Allison Sackett, of Island Pond; two brothers, Raymond Stuart of Colebrook and Alan Stuart of Barrington; three sisters, Victoria Day of Dover, Brenda Green of Raysville, Ala. and Donna Hubbard of Pennsylvania; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours were held on Friday, January 26 at the Jenkins Funeral Home, and funeral services were conducted on Sunday at the Farnham Memorial United Methodist Church in Pittsburg. The Reverend Rodney Dobbs officiated. Interment services will be held in the spring at the Colebrook Village Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the "Raymond P. Stuart Memorial Fund," c/o Mr. David Covill, 85 Hill Road, Pittsburg, NH 03592, in lieu of flowers.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Jenkins Funeral Home.

Herbert F. Rawson Jr., 48, of Nottingham, died on January 28, 2001.
Born in Exeter on July 22, 1952, he was the son of Herbert F. and Grace (Davey) Rawson. He lived most of his life in Stratham.
Mr. Rawson worked as manager of Seacoast Mills Building Supply in Brentwood. Family members include two daughters, Tina Schuurman of Wilmington, Mass., and Tami Glover of Newfields, both formerly of Pittsburg; three grandchildren; two brothers, Alan Davey and John Rawson, both of Newmarket; his fiancée, Donna Lavallee, of Nottingham; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 7:30 p.m. in Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St. in Exeter.
The funeral is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. The Reverend J. Jermain Bodine will officiate. Spring burial will be in Maple Lane Cemetery in Stratham. Flowers are acceptable.
Memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, P.O. Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885.

Adine (Trudy) George, 88, died on March 20, 2001 at the Coös County Nursing Hospital in West Stewartstown after a long illness.
Born in Winstead, Conn., she was the daughter of Earl and Lucy (Davis) Davis. She was a graduate of South Royalton, (Vermont) High School. She married the late Harold George in 1935 and spent the remainder of her life in Colebrook.
Mrs. George worked for many years at Stickney's Drug Store in Colebrook and participated as a US Census taker for several decades. Mrs. George was a member of the Colebrook Congregational Church. She was well known for the beautiful flower gardens around her house. Frequently, she would give away flowers to friends and relatives, along with fudge and mincemeat. She loved the North Country and especially liked taking rides in the country with her late husband.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John (Norma) Monbouquette, of West Dennis, Mass.; two sisters, Ruth Savage of Vermont and Lucille Serfass of Hooksett; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. George was predeceased by her husband, Harold; four brothers, Roland, Neil, Roger and Richard; and three sisters Doris, Lila and Pauline.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Mrs. George's name to the Coös County Nursing Hospital, c/o Sue Collins, P.O. Box 10, West Stewartstown, NH 03597.
There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in the spring at Colebrook Village Cemetery.

Keene A. "Scotty" Scott, 68, of Groveton, died at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster after a brief illness.
Born on January 26, 1933 in West Stewartstown, the son of Earl and Esther (Covell) Scott, he was a resident of Groveton most of his life.
Before retiring in 1983, he worked for James River Corp. for 33 years. He then went into business for himself running Scott¹s Construction.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 1621, Groveton. He enjoyed four-wheeling, snowmachining, hunting and fishing. He loved his camps at Maidstone Lake and Little Wheeler Pond.
The family includes his wife of 46 years, Alice (White) Scott of Groveton; three daughters, Sherry Brault of Freedom; and Sheryl Scott and Shelly Paquette, both of Groveton; four grandchildren; a brother, Erwin Scott of Chicopee, Mass.; a sister, Cora Davenport of Stratford Hollow; a half-brother, Frank Wood of Holyoke, Mass.; two half-sisters, Maxine Rummel of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Sheila Yacsetic of Penn.; an uncle and three aunts; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
There were no calling hours.
Services were held on Tuesday at the Main-Armstrong Funeral Home, 59 State Street in Groveton with the Reverend Alta Chase, officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Northumberland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made sent to the Groveton Ambulance Corp, c/o E.R. Mason, 1 Arlington Ave., Groveton, NH 03582.

Raymond P. Stuart Jr., 60, died on March 20, 2001, at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook after a long illness.
Born in Stark on April 28, 1940, he was the son of Raymond and Muriel (Rogers) Stuart of Pittsburg and Stark. He attended the Stark Village School, was graduated from Pittsburg High School and Plymouth State College.
He married Mona Grant on November 10, 1990. Mr. Stuart was an Army veteran.
He was employed as a supervisor for the New Hampshire State Highway Department of Transportation until his retirement in 1991. Following his retirement, he remained self-employed until 1999.
He enjoyed his family, camping trips, classic cars, and working in his shop and garage. The family includes his wife, Mona Stuart of Colebrook; three sons, Brad Chase of Indiana, Bernie Chase of Conway, and Chris Chase of Pittsburg; a daughter, Daniel (Nona) Cordwell of Dummer; four granddaughters; seven grandsons; a great-grandson; a brother, Alan Stuart, of Barrington; three sisters, Victorine Day of Dover, Brenda Green of Graysville, Ala. and Donna Hubbard of Etters, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours were held Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook. The funeral was held on Saturday at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Colebrook, with the Reverend Kathy McGregor and the Reverend Granvyl Hulse presiding. Bearers were Daniel Hallee, Peter Hallee, Sonny Graves, Doug Dowie, Charlie Gibbs and Mark Morrill. Burial will be in the Colebrook Village Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pittsburg High School, Raymond P. Stuart Sr. Memorial Fund, c/o David Covill, 85 Hill Rd., Pittsburg, NH 03592.

Marcella (Finley) Astle, 86, of Whitefield died on March 22, 2001 at Doctors Hospital in Sarasota, Fla., after a brief illness.
Born in Colebrook on January 26, 1915, she was the daughter of John and Chloe (Haines) Finley. She was graduated from Colebrook Academy and Keene State College.
Mrs. Astle taught home economics at Kennett, Whitefield and Lancaster high schools. In the 1960s, she was the proprietor of a yard goods store in Whitefield.
Mrs. Astle painted on wood and etched on metal. She was a member of the New Hampshire League of Arts and Crafts. She was also a member of White Mountains Garden Club and Littleton Garden Club.
She was married for 46 years to Bartlett McKinney, who died in 1986.
Family members include her husband, C. Frederick Astle of Whitefield and Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Denyse McKinney Anderson, of Bowdoinham, Maine; a son, Gordon B. McKinney, of Richmond, Ky.; a stepdaughter, Carlee Astle Noecker, of Concord, Mass., and Sarasota, Fla.; a stepson, Alan Astle, of Whitefield; and two grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in New Hampshire at a later date.

Mariam E. Gray, 87, of Columbia, died on Sunday, April 1, 2001, at her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Gray was born on January 27, 1914, in East Hereford, Canada, the daughter of the late Burton S. and Alice (Hibbard) Owen.
She was employed for several years as a cashier for the Red and White Store and as a waitress for Howard's Restaurant. She was a member of the Nulhegan V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary Post #5243 in North Stratford, and a member of T.O.P.S. #104 of Colebrook. She played the piano for the Colebrook Opera House and enjoyed playing for many weddings in the area.
Mrs. Gray is survived by her loving husband, Richard Gray, of Columbia; two sons, Roland Martin of Colebrook and Owen Martin of Worcester, Mass.; a daughter, Carol Perkins of Columbia; three stepdaughters, Roberta Langis and Kathleen Gray of Milford and Marsha Wardwell of Concord; nine grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Hollis Owen.
Calling hours were held on Tuesday, April 3 at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Colebrook. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, April 4 at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Reverend Kathryn McGregor will officiate. Committal services will be held in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Mrs. Gray¹s name to the Upper Connecticut Valley Home Health Services, RR2, Box 13, Colebrook, NH 03576.

Howard Lester Gunnison Jr., 64, of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, died on Friday, March 30, 2001 at St. Andrews Hospital.
He was born on January 19, 1937 in York, Maine the son of the late Howard L. and Barbara L. Winningham Gunnison. He lived in Kittery and attended local schools.
He was graduated from New England Institute in Boston. He was a funeral director, licensed in both Maine and Massachusetts. He was employed by the Massachusetts Department of Corrections, MCI Cedar Junction. He was also employed with his family¹s business, Gunnison¹s Motor Service, and was York County Deputy Sheriff in Bridgton, Maine.
He and his wife summered in the Boothbay region for many years before retiring here from Wrentham, Mass. He was a railroad enthusiast. His hobby and love was working at the Edaville Railroad in South Carver, Mass. He was a member of the Mystic Valley Railroad Society and the Wiscasset-Waterville-Farmington Railway Society.
He was a member of the Masons York and Scottish Rites, Swedish Square and Compass Club and was a past president. He was also a member of OES, Kiwanis and the Viking Club of Braintree, Mass.
A devoted family man, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Melba Lord Gunnison; three daughters, Cynthia Ann Whitman of Quincy, Mass., Wendy Barbara Gunnison of Wrentham, Mass. and Kristin Elaine Davis; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson; a brother, Robert Gunnison of Benson, Vt.; two sisters, Shirley Hamel of Pittsburg and Carol Drew of Kittery, Maine; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Howard's memory be made to St. Andrews Hospital, 3 St. Andrews Lane, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538, or New England Home for Little Wanderers, 271 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115.
A visiting hour was held on Monday, April 2 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, Government Street in Kittery. A funeral service followed.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home in Boothbay, Maine.

Pauline Swain Merrill, 96, of Colebrook, died on Saturday morning, March 31, 2001, at the Coös County Nursing Hospital in West Stewartstown.
Mrs. Merrill was born on May 8, 1904 in Jamaica Plains, Mass., the daughter of the late Clarence G. and Mary F. (Bliss) Swain.
She was graduated valedictorian from New Hampton Literary and Biblical Institution in 1921 and cum laude from Northeastern University in 1928. She was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1928 and to the New Hampshire Bar in 1929. She practiced law with her father in Boston, Mass. and Bristol, N.H., as "Swain and Swain." After her father's death, she opened her own practice as "Pauline S. Merrill, Attorney at Law." She was one of the first women lawyers in New Hampshire and the second to practice in Grafton County.
Mrs. Merrill was married to the late Bernard E. Merrill on May 22, 1932. Living in New Hampton most of her life, she was a life member of the Audubon Society of New Hampshire and the New Hampton Garden Club. She was a 72-year member of the New Hampton Grange and a charter member of the New Hampton Historical Society. She was a member of the New Hampton Community Church and served as treasurer for several years.
She was a retired member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the American Birding Association, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and the Science Center of New Hampshire. She also served as treasurer and trustee of the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, trustee of the Gordon Nash Library, clerk of the New Hampton School District, town and county clerk of the New Hampton and Grafton Republican Parties, a member of the New Hampton School Board, a 4-H club leader, and trustee emeritus of the New Hampton School.
Mrs. Merrill helped finish writing and had published a brief history of New Hampton, "A Small Gore of Land." She and her sister, Miss Hope Swain, were recognized by then Governor Gregg for their outstanding volunteer service to the State of New Hampshire. Also, Mrs. Merrill was awarded the degree of Juris Doctor from Northeastern University in 1971.
She is survived by four children, John Merrill of Center Harbor, Clarence Merrill of Jewett City, Conn., Ann Merrill Woodard of Colebrook and Mrs. Mary Merrill Blodgett of Prunedale, Calif.; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Hope Swain of Franklin; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Merrill was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard E. Merrill, on March 2, 1972, and her brother, Richard F. Swain, on June 9, 1973.
Calling hours were held on Sunday, April 1, at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Colebrook. Services will be held in the Spring at the New Hampton Community Church in New Hampton, with interment services to follow in the New Hampton Village Cemetery. The date and time of services will be announced at a later date.
Those who wish to make a donation in Mrs. Merrill's name may contribute to the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, 3 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301; the New Hampton Community Church, New Hampton, NH 03256; or a charity of their choice.

Margaret June Ricker, 64, died on Sunday, March 11, 2001 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. She was born on July 22, 1936 in Corinth, Vt., the daughter of Hugho T. and Amelia (Ozahal) Hardtke.
She was graduated from Bradford Academy in 1954 and worked for a short time before she was married to Wayne A. Ricker on June 16, 1956 in Chelsea, Vt. Margaret stayed at home, raised their daughter and worked the farm in West Fairlee. They moved and lived on the Beaver Meadow Road for a few years before returning to the farm on Route 113.
Since the late 1970s, Margaret was a vendor at several area flea markets. She loved to travel around going to yard and garage sales. She also enjoyed fishing, gardening and berrypicking.
She is survived by her husband of West Fairlee; a daughter, Julie Roy, of Pittsburg; two sisters, Elizabeth Balch of Lyme and Lillian Beswick of Queensbury, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held in the spring in the Village Cemetery in Vershire, Vt.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea.

Herman "Bud" Kettle, 70, of North Stratford, died on Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at the Gouin Reservoir in Canada while on a fishing trip with friends.
Mr. Kettle was born on June 5, 1930 in Westfield, Vt. the son of Maurice and Eva (Joslyn) Kettle. He grew up and attended school in Orleans, Vt., where he is remembered for his baseball playing abilities.
On January 31, 1959, he was married to Beverly Savage of Bloomfield.
His favorite pastime as a younger man was playing softball and coaching junior Legion baseball. He also enjoyed umpiring baseball games with his pal, Danny Chick. He served in the Army and was employed as a shop foreman for an auto body shop for many years. When he retired, he enjoyed his camp and fishing in Gouin Reservoir.
Mr. Kettle is survived by his wife, Beverly of North Stratford; two sons, David Kettle of North Stratford and Michael Kettle and his wife Cindy of Antrim, N.H.; three grandchildren; his mother, Eva Kettle of Orleans; and his sister, Dot Salazar of Orleans.
He was preceded in death by his father, Maurice Kettle, and a brother, Harold Kettle. Mr. Kettle's family received friends at the Jenkins Funeral Home on Friday, June 1. A memorial service was conducted on Saturday, June 2 at the North Stratford Baptist Church with Mr. Larry Clough, Licensed Minister, officiating. Interment services followed at the Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Kettle's name may be made to the North Stratford Little League, c/o Mrs. Beverly Kettle, P.O. Box 357, North Stratford, NH 03590.

Abner N. "Bags" Ladd, 75, died on Tuesday afternoon, May 29, 2001 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
Born on August 16, 1925 in Colebrook, he was the son of Wesley and Ella (McPheeters) Ladd. He attended school in West Stewartstown and Canaan, graduating from Canaan High School in 1942. Mr. Ladd was married to Rita Maurais on May 26, 1951. He was a lifelong resident of West Stewartstown.
He worked for several years during and after high school at the former Jim Martin gas station before going to work full time at Ethan Allen Manufacturing in Beecher Falls in 1947. He worked 43 years at Ethan Allen, retiring in 1990. During this period he developed the preventive machine maintenance plan for the plant. He also worked part time for Roland LaPerle's gas station for several years. After his retirement Mr. Ladd continued to work part-time for Ethan Allen for an additional two years.
Mr. Ladd was a longtime member of the West Stewartstown Fire Department and the Beecher Falls Fire Department. He was an Honorary Member of the Beecher Falls Fire Department at the time of his death. He enjoyed woodworking, especially making birdhouses and lawn ornaments, and he built boat lifts for many years. He enjoyed traveling with his brothers to Maine and the Canadian Maritines, taking friends and neighbors to appointments, and most especially spending time with his grandchildren who called him "Papa." Mr. Ladd travelled many miles in order to watch his grandchildren play sports.
The family includes his loving wife of 50 years, Rita; four sons, Denis Ladd of Jericho, Vt., Donald Ladd of South Portland, Maine, Richard Ladd of West Stewartstown and Mike Ladd of Canaan; three brothers, Gilman Ladd Sr. of Colebrook, Elwin Ladd of Clarksville and Gerald Ladd of Canaan; three sisters, Jessica Brooks of Colebrook, Mrs. Ray (Grathia) Bryant of West Stewartstown and Mrs. Josh (Iola) Boire of Stewartstown; five grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no calling hours. He was predeceased by two brothers, Earl and Sanford. The funeral was held on Friday, June 1 at St. Albert Church in West Stewartstown, followed by burial at St. Albert Cemetery. The bearers were Dennis N. Ladd, James Ladd, Tyler Ladd, Ryan Boire, Vic Maurais Jr. and Marc Riendeau.
Those who wish to make donations in Mr. Ladd's memory may donate to the Long Distance Medical Transportation Program, 31 Pleasant St., Berlin, NH 03570 or to St. Albert School, P.O. Box 177, Beecher Falls, VT 05902.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Newman Funeral Home.

Lenore R. (Blauvelt) Smith, 95, died on Friday, June 1, 2001, in Springfield, Mass. She worked at Milton Bradley Company of East Longmeadow and the former U.S. Envelope Company, and she and her husband owned and operated a hunting camp on Big Diamond Pond in Colebrook for several years.
Born in Dickinson Center, N.Y., she was schooled in New York state, lived in Springfield for many years and was a member of the Eastern Star in Colebrook.
Her husband, Walter Smith, died in 1993. She leaves a brother, Francis Riley, of Eagle, Idaho; nieces and nephews; and her caregivers, Yvan and Gloria Lambert and family. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at Dickinson-Streeter Funeral Home with burial in Springfield Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A calling hour preceded the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104; the American Cancer Society, 31 Captial Drive, West Springfield, MA 01089, or the Visiting Nurse Association-Hospice of the Pioneer Valley, 50 Maple St., P.O. Box 9058, Springfield, MA 01102-9058.

Esther Nellie Hamby, 61, formerly of Pittsburg, died on Tuesday, July 17, 2001 at College Pines Nursing Center in Valdese, N.C.
She was born on April 12, 1940 in Caldwell County to the late Thomas Kitchen Church and Nellie Witherspoon Church.
The family includes her husband, Carl Hamby of Littleton; and her daughters Tamela Gaudette and Shari Mitchell of Colebrook.
A memorial service was held on July 20 at Mackie-High Funeral Home Chapel in Granite Falls, North Carolina.

Robert "Bob" Crawford, 57, died peacefully at his home in Westfield, Wis. on July 30, 2001 following a courageous battle with cancer, with his family by his side. He was born in West Stewartstown on April 12, 1944.
Bob grew up on the family farm in Beecher Falls, graduating from high school in 1963. He worked mainly as a farm hand until his enlistment in the Navy in 1965, serving aboard the USS Robert H. McCard as boiler/oil king, until his discharge in 1969. His last year of service was spent on active duty in the Republic of Vietnam.
He then settled in Kenosha, Wis. with his wife Brenda (Burgess) to raise four children, working most of this time for American Motors Co.
He married June Nelson in 1981, living in Westfield, Wis. on property he owned, where he built a house. He was a mechanic for a John Deere dealership for a number of years, delivered and set up mobile homes for a time, and was always the reliable part-time farm hand. Bob's hobbies were hunting, fishing, playing his guitar for family and friends, and working in his garden. He was past president of the Kenosha Bowmen Archery Club, Kenosha; a member of the VFW Club of Oxford; and an active member of St. John Lutheran Church of Harrisville. Bob had also been a volunteer firefighter for the township of Westfield since 1989.
The family includes his wife, June R. Crawford; four children, Bryan Crawford of New York, N.Y., Tonya Crawford and Robert Crawford II of Kenosha, Wis., and Stacey Crawford of Milburn, Ky.; three stepchildren, DeShawn Calhoun, Sherry Willis and Sue Pecha; and 10 grandchildren and his mother, Martha Pratt. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl Crawford, in 1986 and his brother, Larry Crawford, in 1957.
Calling hours were from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1 at Steinhaus Funeral Home in Westfield, Wis. The funeral service was held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 2 at St. John Lutheran Church in Harrisville.

Carolyn M. Hawes, 66, of Lancaster, died suddenly at her home on August 1, 2001. She was born on January 26, 1935, the daughter of Edgar and Ruby (Pierce) Stewart of Lancaster, and grew up and attended Lancaster schools.
She resided in several locations of the United States as required by her husband¹s occupation, and upon retirement in 1990 moved to their Bunker Hill home. She dearly loved her family and many local friends, old and new, and was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grand-mother.
Mrs. Hawes is survived by her husband of 48 years Warren G. Hawes of Lancaster and formerly of Pittsburg; two daughters and their husbands, Jodi and Pete Gray of Lancaster, Connie and Michael Smith of Portsmouth; a sister, Barbara Platt, of Groveton; two grandchildren, a great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours were held on Friday evening, August 3 at the Bailey Funeral Home. At the request of Mrs. Hawes, there were no funeral services. Interment at the Summer Street Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Hawes' memory to the Lancaster Humane Society, Martin Meadow Pond Road, Lancaster, NH 03584.

Harry Hartshorn Hughes, DMD, 87, of Nokomis, Fla., died on Friday, June 22, 2001 in Venice, Fla. He was born on April 10, 1914 in Sawyerville, Quebec, the only son of Arthur W. and Zilla Noyes Hughes.
He lived his childhood in Cole-brook and was graduated from Colebrook Academy. He attended Dartmouth College and Tufts University, graduating from Harvard Dental School in 1938. Dr. Hughes served in the Navy from 1942 to 1945 and continued in the Naval Reserves, rising to the rank of Commander. He practiced dentistry in Manchester until his retirement in 1972.
Dr. Hughes was an active member of the New Hampshire Dental Society, the Exchange Club and Country Club of Manchester. He was the husband of Ellen Smith Hughes, who died in 1969. In 1992 he was married to Hope Wood Hughes, now of Nokomis.
Dr. Hughes is survived by his wife, Hope A. Hughes, of Nokomis; two sons, Duncan I. Hughes of Naperville, Ill. and Arthur Smith Hughes of Johnson, Vt.; a stepson, Robert C. Wood, of Derry, N.H.; four grandchildren, two step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Monday, August 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the Jenkins Funeral Home in Colebrook. Memorial donations may be made to the Colebrook Public Library, c/o Julie Colby, P.O. Box 58, Colebrook, NH 03576.

John J. Travers Jr., 87, of Errol, died on Friday, August 3, 2001 at the Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster.
He was born in Providence, R.I. on March 14, 1914, the son of John J. Sr. and Helen (Boler) Travers, and moved to Berlin as an infant.
He was graduated from Berlin High School and resided most of his adult life in Errol. He was a member of St. Pius Church in Errol and the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Berlin.
He was a longtime selectman of Errol, a Forest Fire Warden for many years and had worked part-time as a scaler for Dartmouth College on the Dartmouth College Grant. He was employed for many years by the N.H. Highway Dept. He served on the Errol Cemetery Committee for many years and on the Board of N.H. Timberland Owners Association.
Members of the family include his wife Rose (Sweatt) Travers of Errol; a daughter, Beverly Morel of Lancaster; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Haynes.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, August 6 at St. Pius Church in Errol, with interment in the Errol Cemetery. There were no calling hours; relatives and friends were invited to pay their respects at the church on Monday morning prior to the funeral Mass.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one¹s choice in his memory. The Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin is in charge of the arrangements.

Joseph W. Belanger, 80, of Bethel, Conn., husband of Aldea (Chaloux) Belanger, formerly of Pittsburg and Canaan, died at Danbury Hospital on Tuesday.
He was born in Berlin, son of the late Peter and Maria (Pelchat) Belanger. He attended Berlin school and served in the Army during World War II from 1942 to 1945. Mr. Belanger resided in Bridgeport and then in Newtown until his retirement. He ran his own construction company for more than 25 years.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Robert Belanger, of Wilmington, N.C.; a daughter, Patricia Harvey, of Rochester, Vt.; four grandchildren; a sister, Lena Faustini, of Venice, Fla., and two brothers, Peter Belanger of Venice and Arthur Belanger of Monroe; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. There will be no calling hours. Cremation will take place at the convenience of the family. Cremation Services of Western Connecticut, 55 Main St., Danbury, is in charge of arrangements.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492-7522.

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