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Norman C. Batchelder
GOFFSTOWN ­ Norman C. Batchelder, 71, of 10 Pine Crest Drive, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at Concord Hospital.
Born in Concord, he was the son of Roy E. and Maude (Blount) Batchelder. He lived in Keene from 1961 to 1984.
He was educated in the Concord school system. In 1952, he graduated from the University of New Hampshire.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Batchelder served 13 years as president and chairman of the board of Amerinst Insurance Group in Chicago. In addition, he worked 25 years as a certified public accountant for Smith Batchelder & Rugg with offices in Manchester and Keene. He was the first CPA to be named executive director of the New Hampshire Society of CPAs.
Mr. Batchelder was a member and past master of Jewell Masonic Lodge, Suncook; a 32nd degree Freemason; and a member of Bektash Shrine Temple in Concord.
He also was a member of the Keene Rotary and Manchester Rotary.
Family members include his wife, Priscilla (Field) Batchelder of Goffstown; a son, Rob Batchelder of Manchester; four daughters, Evelyn Pearson of Temple, Elizabeth Day of Alachua, Fla., Susan Batchelder of Contoocook and Missy Gogolen of Concord; nine grandchildren; a brother, Lew Batchelder of Lynnfield, Mass.; and a sister, Hilda Batchelder of Concord.
Bennett Funeral Home, of Concord, handled the arrangements.

Howard C. Hansen Sr.
MANCHESTER ­ Howard C. Hansen Sr., 81, of Manchester, died Saturday, Oct. 2, 1999, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester after a brief illness.
Born on Sept. 28, 1918, in Jersey City, N.J., he was the son of Hans and Carie (Anderson) Hansen. He graduated from Teaneck High School, Teaneck, N.J., and attended Bergen College in the same town.
He worked for Quaker Maid in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a semi-professional baseball player in New York City and was chosen for the New York Yankees farm team.
Mr. Hansen was a former member of the 7th Regiment National Guard in New York City prior to enlisting in the United States Army. He served in World War II in the European Theater as a member of the 45th Thunderbird Division. He was awarded the Purple Heart and EAME Company Ribbon with battle stars and numerous other medals.
Upon returning to the United States, he was director of athletics and recreation at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md.
He moved to Salisbury Heights, N.Y. in 1951, and to Bedford in 1955. He worked in the food brokerage business for 40 years, including 23 years with Food Enterprises Inc., of Canton, Mass.
While residing in Bedford, Mr. Hansen was active in community activities. He was a former vice chairman of the Bedford Republican Committee, Bedford co-chairman of the Nixon for President Committee in 1968, and he managed other successful political campaigns. He served as park commissioner, planning board member and on the Boy Scout Committee. He was active in organizing Bedford Little League in 1957 and Biddy Basketball and Calisthenics program at Bedford McKelvie School.
He was a charter member of the Bedford Lions Club and was selected as their first Lion of the year. He was a former member of the Laconia, Torey Pines and Manchester country clubs.
He was a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Richard K. Harvell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8401, of Bedford.
He was also a member of G.M.S.A. and a former member of the Bedford Unity Club.
His family includes his wife of 54 years, Mary Hansen of Manchester; a son, Howard "Skip" Hansen Jr. of Bedford; two sisters, Alice Ecke of Allendale, N.J., and Gladys Peters of Bridgeport, W.Va.; six nieces and nephews, and 10 great-nieces and great-nephews.
French & Rising Funeral Home, of Goffstown, handled the arrangements. Memorial donations can be made to Purple Heart Hall of Honor, State Historic Site, Vails Gate, NY 12584.

Marion A. Piacentini
WEARE ­ Marion A. (Roberts) Piacentini, 63, of 31 Apple Way, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999.
Born in New York, she was raised and educated in Norwalk, Conn. She moved to Goffstown in 1970 and to Weare in 1986.
Mrs. Piacentini worked more than 26 years for Hillsborough County Nursing Home as director of housekeeping. She enjoyed working with people.
Family members include her husband of 42 years, Frank Piacentini of Weare; a daughter, Lynne A. Clark of Goffstown; a son, Michael Piacentini of Manchester; her mother, Frances J. Roberts of Goffstown; three grandchildren; a brother, Norman A. Roberts of Norwalk, Conn.; a sister, Sandra Campbell of Bethel, Conn.; nieces and nephews.
French & Rising Funeral Home handled the arrangements. A Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at St. Lawrence Church in Goffstown.
Memorial donations can be made to Weare Emergency Medical Services Association, Weare, NH 03281; or to American Institute for Cancer Research, P.O. Box 97167, Washington, D.C. 20090-7167.

Dana F. Kelley
GOFFSTOWN ­ Dana F. Kelley, 79, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at a Manchester hospital.
Born in Manchester on Jan. 23, 1920, he was the son of William P. and Grace (Lovejoy) Kelley. He lived many years in Bedford before moving to Goffstown four years ago.
In 1937, he graduated from Manchester Central High School. He served as class president and chairman of many class reunions.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
Before retiring as composing room foreman, Mr. Kelley worked 47 years for The Union Leader Corp.
In addition, Mr. Kelley served two terms in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
He served as the first Civil Defense director in Bedford during the 1950s. A former Bedford town treasurer and planning board member, he also was a member of the Bedford Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Kelley served as an umpire for Bedford Little League and, through his membership and involvement with the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Stevens-Buswell Post, he was instrumental in chairing the Bedford Memorial Day parade. He was a former member and president of Bedford Unity Club and was the treasurer of the American Association of Retired Persons West.
An avid golfer, he enjoyed playing at Intervale Country Club.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth (Paul) Kelley, who died in 1989.
Family members include his wife of four years, Louise M. (Still) Kelley of Goffstown; three children, Dale R. Kelley of Clifton Park, N.Y., Paula R. Hartnett of Bedford and Pamela J. Kelley of Manchester; three stepchildren, Richard Still of Manchester, Patricia Still of Weare and John Still of Dallas; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Constance Michiels of Suncook.
Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut St., Manchester, handled the arrangements. The funeral is scheduled for noon on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, New Hampshire Division, c/o Helen Hujar, Volunteer Memorial Chairman, 504 N. River Road, Manchester, NH 03104.

Evelyn L. Gonthier
ALLENSTOWN ­ Evelyn L. (Isham) Gonthier, 74, of Suncook Pond Apartments, died Monday, Sept. 27, 1999, at Concord Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Springfield, Mass., on Aug. 31, 1925, she was the daughter of Clark and Lena (Smith) Isham. She lived for a time in Crystal Lake, Conn., and resided the past 18 years in Allenstown.
Mrs. Gonthier worked for Windham Community Memorial Hospital.
In addition, she worked in the St. John the Baptist rectory and served as a Eucharistic minister for the church.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Susan LaRosa, who died in 1976.
Family members include her husband of 43 years, Maurice Gonthier of Allenstown; three daughters, Anne Gonthier of South Hadley, Mass., Bernadette Bolduc of New Boston and Terry Budney of East Granby, Conn.; 15 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Petit Funeral Home, of Pembroke, handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to St. John the Baptist Restoration Fund, 10 School St., Allenstown, NH 03275.

Carissa N. Erno
ALLENSTOWN ­ Carissa Nichole Erno, 4, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at her home after a lengthy battle with leukemia.
Born in Concord on Feb. 5, 1995, she was the daughter of Scott and Aubrey (Fredette) Erno.
In addition to her parents, family members include a brother, Ryan Erno of Allenstown; her paternal grandparents, Clyde and Carol Erno of Epsom; her maternal grandfather, William Fredette of Loudon; her maternal grandmother, Diana Startari of Manassas, Va.; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Lambert Funeral Home, of Manchester, handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to David's House, P.O. Box 660, Lebanon, NH 03766; or to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 66 Hanover St., Suite 101, Manchester, NH 03101-2330.

Marie J. Neveu
PEMBROKE ­ Marie J. Neveu, 85, of Suncook, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.
Born in Suncook on March 16, 1914, she was the daughter of Hubert and Rose Anna (Gagnon) Neveu. Most recently, she resided at the Courville Home in Manchester.
Miss Neveu worked many years in the housekeeping department of the former Mount St. Mary College in Hooksett.
Family members include two sisters, Rita Chouinard of Greenville and Cecile Neveu of Manchester; and a brother, Antoine Neveu of Greenville.
Petit Funeral Home, of Pembroke, handled the arrangements.

Eliza A. Emerson
CONCORD ­ Eliza A. Emerson, 111, of McKinley Street, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 1999. She was New Hampshire's oldest known resident.
She was born in Pembroke in 1888, the daughter of Albert and Ettie (Leaver) Ames. She was a 1907 graduate of Pembroke Academy.
She worked as a self-employed seamstress for many years, retiring in 1985 at the age of 97.
Her husband of 20 years, George Emerson, died in 1942. A nephew, Phillip Brown, died in 1997.
She is survived by two nieces, Elizabeth Ruggles of Lewisville, Texas, and Beverly DaNault of Canterbury; and a nephew, Erwin Ames of Concord.
Bennett Funeral Home, of Concord, handled the arrangements.

Frederick L. Stamatelos
GOFFSTOWN ­ Frederick L. Stamatelos, 70, of 1 Mountain Ash Lane, died Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born in Hillsborough on June 30, 1929, he was the son of Louis and Mary (Abreu) Stamatelos and had been a lifelong resident of the Manchester and Goffstown areas.
He was a Korean War Navy Veteran. Mr. Stamatelos owned and operated Maid Service of Manchester for more than 25 years, until his retirement in 1989.
He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed golfing and was a past member of the Manchester Country Club. He was a member of the League of a Thousand Men of Precious Blood Monastery.
The family includes his wife of 43 years, Lillian (Lesmerises) Stamatelos; three sons, Louis Stamatelos of Candia, Gregory Stamatelos of Tampa, Fla., and Anthony Stamatelos of Manchester; two daughters, Andrea Morrell of Manchester and Sabrina Stamatelos of Manchester, Conn.; three grandchildren; several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Phaneuf Funeral Home, of Manchester, handled the arrangements.
Donations can be made in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Hampshire Chapter, P.O. Box 207, Concord, NH 03302.

Helen St. Germain
HOOKSETT ­ Helen (Mulaire) St. Germain, 79, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999, at her home after a brief illness.
Born in Hooksett on Sept. 24, 1919, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary (Hebert) Mulaire. She was a lifelong Hooksett resident.
During World War II, she served in the U.S. Army.
Before retiring in 1991, she worked for New Hampshire State Hospital, Concord. She also served as a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Manchester, and for the March of Dimes.
Mrs. St. Germain was a member of the Merrill Follansbee American Legion Post 37 in Hooksett.
She was a communicant of Holy Rosary Church.
She was married to Leon St. Germain, who died in 1981. In addition, she was predeceased by a son, William St. Germain, who died in 1997.
Family members include a son, Joseph St. Germain of Hooksett; a daughter, Evelyn Doben of Allenstown; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Simonne (Mrs. Leo) Belisle of Hooksett and Gabrielle (Mrs. Oscar) Plourde of Pembroke; two brothers, Rene Mulaire of Derry and Roger "Mike" Mulaire of Hooksett; nieces and nephews.
Petit Funeral Home, of Pembroke, handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to the charity of one's choice.

Helen L. Wilke
GOFFSTOWN ­ Helen L. Wilke, 79, of 83 Village of Glen Falls, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, after a brief illness.
Born in Omaha, Neb., on Jan. 25, 1920, she was the daughter of Ernest and Maude (Fox) Gibson. She lived many years in Woburn, Mass., and resided the past 12 years in Goffstown.
Mrs. Wilke was an avid gardener, a wonderful mother and wife.
Family members include her husband of 60 years, John D. Wilke of Goffstown; a son, Walter J. Wilke of Sutton, Mass.; three daughters, Barbara W. Hawthorne of Wimauma, Fla., Catherine A. Lewis of Nashua and Susan L. Hobbs of Haverhill, Mass.; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two sisters, Dorothea Gibson of Denver and Evelyn Hanson of Sioux Falls, S.D.; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Come and celebrate the life of Helen Wilke at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Goffstown Congregational Church. Share your love for her with her family at coffee after the services.
French & Rising Funeral Home, of Goffstown, handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to the Congregational Church of Goffstown, 8 Main St., Goffstown, NH 03045.

Walter R. Dionne
GOFFSTOWN ­ Walter R. Dionne, 78, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester after a lengthy illness.
Born in Bedford on April 17, 1921, he was the son of Louie and Hattie (Gilman) Dionne. He was a lifelong area resident.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
Before retiring in 1987, Mr. Dionne worked more than 40 years for H.J. Touhy & Son.
Mr. Dionne was a member of American Legion Post 79; Pinardville Athletic Club; Queen City Promenaders; and the Allemande Eights Square Dancing Club.
He enjoyed square dancing, bowling, gardening and helping his neighbors. He was known as the "fixer-upper guy."
Mr. Dionne was predeceased by a grandchild, Carrie Ann Kohler, 22, who died Sept. 8, 1999, from injuries suffered in a hiking accident in the Sawtooth Mountains near Stanley, Idaho.
Family members include his wife of 52 years, Eva (Veilleux) Dionne of Goffstown; a son, Donald Dionne of Manchester; three daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Suzanne) Proulx of Manchester, Mrs. Robert (Muriel) Kohler of Goffstown and Mrs. John (Gloria) Reed of New London; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Veilleux and Patricia Dionne, both of New Hampshire; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Phaneuf Funeral Home, of Manchester, handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to St. Edmond Church for Masses for the deceased.

Kathleen Desmarais
DUNBARTON ­ Kathleen Desmarais, 89, of Grapevine Road, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.
Born in County Leitrim, Ireland, she was the daughter of William and Bridget (Cassells) McKeon. In 1928, she came to Concord, where she lived many years on Washington Street. She moved to Dunbarton 20 years ago.
Mrs. Desmarais was a communicant of St. Peter Church.
She was married 53 years to Wilfred Desmarais, who died in 1987.
Family members include two daughters, Kathleen Desmarais of Dunbarton and Carol Claughton of Sunderland, Mass.; two sons, Fred Desmarais of Manchester and James W. Desmarais of Plymouth; nine grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Waters Funeral Home, of Concord, handled the arrangements.

Rita Y. Lemay
HOOKSETT ­ Rita Y. Lemay, 70, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at her home.
Born in Manchester on July 8, 1929, she was the daughter of Napolean and Maria (Filione) Filteau. She lived the past five years in Hooksett.
Mrs. Lemay was a homemaker.
She enjoyed scenic drives and hand crafts.
She was married to Roger Lemay, who died in 1994.
Family members include eight sons, T.E. Laferte of Jacksonville, Fla., Roland N. Laferte, Robert Laferte and Edward O. Hrycuna, all of Manchester, Roger H. Laferte of Heidelberg, Germany, William J. Hrycuna of Burlington, Vt., Sylvia J. Hrycuna of Londonderry, and Fred J. Hrycuna of Allenstown; a daughter, Rolande St. Lawrence of Manchester; 14 grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
A service to celebrate her life is planned on her birthday, July 8, 2000.
Goodwin Funeral Home, of Manchester, handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to Visiting Nurses' Association, Home Health Care Agency of Greater Manchester and Southern New Hampshire, 1850 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104.

Eleanor E. Cummings
PEMBROKE ­ Eleanor E. Cummings, 94, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, after a short illness.
She was born in Leona, N.Y., the daughter of John and Lydia (Harper) Cummings.
Ms. Cummings worked on her father's farm throughout high school, then attended Bucknell University where she earned her degree in education. She later received her master's degree from Columbia University.
She began her teaching career at Drake College and Bucknell University and then taught communications at the Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. When the school opened a branch in Montclair, N.J., she moved from Manhattan to Montclair, where she spent the next 51 years. She retired to Pembroke about five years ago.
Ms. Cummings had been a member of the Montclair Women's Club, American Association of University Women and the American Teacher's Association. She spent nearly all her time after retirement doing community service, such as teaching Sunday school, volunteering for the Missionary Aid Society and Meals on Wheels, working with disadvantaged youths, and assisting with low-income tax preparation. She was a member of the Methodist church.
She was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Mader.
Family members include a sister, Agnes Simmons of Cape Coral, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Petit Funeral Home, of Pembroke, handled the arrangements.

Paul Finnegan
PEMBROKE ­ Paul Franklin Finnegan, 49, of Pembroke, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 1999, at his home.
Born in Berlin, he was the son of Howard and Melba (Sullivan) Finnegan.
He was a 1968 graduate of Berlin High School, a 1972 graduate of the University of New Hampshire and a 1980 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. He was an ABD from Boston College School of Social Work.
Mr. Finnegan was a past president of the New Hampshire National Association of Social Workers and served on the regional board of the association. He was formerly employed at the Hitchcock Clinic in behavioral services.
His family includes his wife, Sheila Renaud-Finnegan of Pembroke; two sons, Brendan R. and Daniel B. Finnegan of Pembroke; two nephews; one niece; and aunts, uncles and cousins.
Bennett Funeral Home, of Concord, handled the arrangements.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the land fund, 180 Loudon Road, Concord, NH 03301; or to the American Cancer Society, c/o Luella Myers, 227 Pleasant St., Suite 226, Concord, NH 03301.

John J. Stoy
HOOKSETT ­ John J. Stoy, 65, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at his home.
Born in Nanticoke, Pa., on Nov. 27, 1933, he was the son of John and Rose Stoy.
He was educated in Nanticoke schools.
Mr. Stoy served as a chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy.
Before retiring, Mr. Stoy worked 25 years as a licensed optician for Pearle Vision in Tyngsboro, Mass.
Family members include two daughters, Charlene Stoy and Linda Stickney, both of Hooksett; three grandchildren; a brother, Stanley Stoy of Nanticoke, Pa.; two sisters, Josephine "Jo" Zajaczkowski of Nanticoke, Pa., and Laurie Raydo of Liverpool; nieces and nephews.
American Cremation Society Inc., of Haverhill, Mass., handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to VNA of Manchester.

Joseph J. Veno
EPSOM ­ Joseph J. Veno, 68, of North Road and formerly of Brockton, Mass., died Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Boston, the son of Michael and Thelma (Atkins) Antonelli.
Mr. Veno was a tool maker for Instron Corp.
He was a member of the Northeastern University hockey team. He was a former member of St. Colmens Church in Brockton, Mass., and the Knights of Columbus in Massachusetts. He was an avid bowler.
He was predeceased by a brother, John Veno.
Family members include a son, Joseph Veno Jr. of Germany; three daughters, Michelle Rollins of Marshfield, Mass., Mary Ellen Belley and Georgiann Perry, both of Epsom; and nine grandchildren.
Bennett Funeral Home, of Concord, handled the arrangements.
Donations can be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 1014, Manchester, NH 03105.

Joseph A. Ficek
AUBURN ­ Joseph A. Ficek, 87, of Auburn, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Hospice House in Concord after a period of failing health.
Born in Auburn, he was the son of Albert and Josephine (Stawsz) Ficek. He was educated in the Auburn school system and graduated from Manchester Central High School. He attended trade school in Worcester, Mass.
He was employed as a mechanic for various area car dealerships. Until his retirement, Mr. Ficek was employed by Keller Products for many years. He also was a volunteer fireman for the town of Auburn.
Mr. Ficek was an avid stock car racing fan and hockey fan.
He was a communicant of St. Peter Church, Auburn.
His son, Edward Ficek, predeceased him.
His family includes his wife of 44 years, Rita S. (Demers) Ficek of Auburn; seven children, Joan Gorey of Auburn, Donald Ficek of Hooksett, Donna Cote of Manchester, John Skorupski of Chichester, Andrea Long of Auburn, Richard Ficek of Bedford and Deborah Anne Heymans of Auburn; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Ted Ficek of Auburn; two sisters, Genevieve Russell of Boscawen and Monica Spancake of Pennsylvania; and several nephews and nieces.
McHugh Funeral Home, of Manchester, handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301.

Connie L. Lofgren
CANDIA ­ Connie Lee (Ciha) Lofgren, 41, of 53 Pine Ridge Drive, died Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at her residence after a long battle with head and neck cancer.
Born on Sept. 17, 1958, in Two Rivers, Wis., she was the eldest child of Carol (Kracht) and Mark Edward Ciha.
She graduated from Washington High School in Two Rivers with honors in 1976 and received her nurses aide certification from Lakeshore Technical Institution in Wisconsin that same year. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in business administration, majoring in management information systems.
She made her home in Seattle and Redound, Wash., from 1982 to 1993. There she worked for TOTE, Sea-First Bank, Crawly Maritime Corp. and Microsoft Corporation. In November 1989, she met William L. Lofgren Jr., and they were married on June 27, 1992, in her hometown of Two Rivers at the Emanuel United Methodist Church.
In 1993, they moved to Concord and then to Candia. While in New Hampshire, she worked for a variety of firms in Concord, Bedford, Manchester and Londonderry doing temporary office work. She then started her own business in 1997 until her illness caused her to stop work.
She liked to volunteer as a way to get to know people. She was a regular blood donor for more than 20 years, an associate member of the Candia Junior Women's Club, and volunteered for the past few years as Mrs. Claus to appear with Santa at local charity events, hospitals, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities throughout the holiday season.
Her parents died in 1995.
Her family includes her husband, William L. Lofgren Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Paul (Patricia L.) Sigmund of Waukesha, Wis., and Amy Brienco of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Mark Ciha of Theresa, Wis.; her paternal grandmother, Julia Ciha of Manitowoc, Wis.; and several nephews.
Phaneuf Funeral Home, of Manchester, handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to Elliot Hospital, Manchester Christian Church, or the American Cancer Society.

Lionel J. Marcotte
CANDIA ­ Lionel J. "Marky" Marcotte, 83, of Chester Turnpike, died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at the Veterans Hospital in Manchester.
He was a lifelong resident of Manchester, born on May 18, 1916, the son of Hormidas J. and Odile (Bernier) Marcotte.
He was a veteran of World War II with the U.S. Army, where he was part of the Omaha Beach landing as well as the Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Marcotte worked 25 years as a shoe worker for Bee Bee Shoe in Manchester. Following this, he worked as a maintenance man for Jordan Marsh until he retired in 1978.
He was a longtime member of the American Legion Jutras Post 43 as well as the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8214.
As a young man, he participated in such sports as hockey, baseball and wrestling. Later he played softball and was a horseshoe champion.
Family members include his wife of 52 years, Fernande T. (Tardif) Marcotte; three sons, Lionel (Sonny) Marcotte of Bedford, Donald R. Marcotte of Derry and Raymond R. Marcotte of Tucson, Ariz.; five daughters, Irene L. Gosselin and Pauline J. Proulx, both of Bedford, Denise A. L'Etoile of Merrimack, Rita L. Isabelle of Candia and Linda L. Preston of Concord; 20 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Affordable Funeral and Cremation Services Inc. handled the arrangements.
Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, New Hampshire Division, 360 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110; or to the Disabled American Veterans, 399 Silver St., Manchester, NH 03103.

Raymond G. Andersen
GOFFSTOWN ­ Raymond G. Andersen, 81, died Tuesday, Oct. 26, 1999, at his home after a lengthy illness.
Born in Lowell, Mass., on June 16, 1918, he was the son of Arthur and Marilda (Norman) Andersen. He lived many years in the community.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army.
Before retiring in 1981, Mr. Andersen worked for Granite State Packing Co.
Family members include his wife of 53 years, Loretta (Desruisseaux) Andersen of Goffstown; nieces and nephews.
J.N. Boufford & Son Funeral Home, of Manchester, handled the arrangements.

Robert Coulombe
WEARE ­ Robert Roland Coulombe, 45, of 93 Twin Bridge Road, died of cancer on Saturday, Oct. 30, 1999, at Hospice House in Concord.
Mr. Coulombe was born in Manchester on Feb. 1, 1954. He resided in Goffstown for most of his life, moving to Weare in 1994.
Until his illness, he was the owner of Custom Computer Services of Weare.
Mr. Coulombe was a former director of Goffstown Junior Baseball and Tri Town Soccer. He was active in sponsoring and coaching many teams with the Goffstown Parks and Recreation Department.
He was a nominee for the 1995 Clint Robinson Award from Goffstown Parks and Recreation.
He was a parishioner of St. Lawrence Church, Goffstown.
Family members include his wife, Shirley Ann (Cummings) Coulombe of Weare; his parents, Roger and Theresa Coulombe of Goffstown; a daughter, Stephanie Coulombe of Goffstown; two sons, Bryan Coulombe of Houston, Texas, and Jonathan Coulombe of Goffstown; two stepsons, Shawn Lane of Hillsborough and Kenneth Lane of Martha's Vineyard; three brothers, Richard Coulombe of Georgia, Roland Coulombe of New Jersey and Edward Coulombe of Goffstown; a sister, Suzanne Bailey of Goffstown; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
French & Rising Funeral Home, of Goffstown, handled the arrangements.
Donations can be made to an educational scholarship at Goffstown High School to be established in Mr. Coulombe's memory, c/o Bank of New Hampshire, 3 Elm St., Goffstown, NH 03045.

George A. Wunderlee
GOFFSTOWN ­ George A. Wunderlee, 91, formerly of 1 Pine Grove Ave., died Monday, Nov. 1, 1999, at Franklin Regional Hospital in Franklin.
He was born in Berthoud, Colo., on Jan. 1, 1908, the son of John and Harriet Wunderlee.
Mr. Wunderlee most recently had been a resident of the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, formerly residing in Goffstown since 1940.
He retired from J.F. McElwain, of Manchester, where he worked as a mechanic for many years.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army as a member of the 908th Field Artillery Battalion in Europe.
Mr. Wunderlee enjoyed his friends and neighbors in the Lynchville Park area.
He was the widower of Charlotte Edith Wunderlee. He is survived by many friends.
French & Rising Funeral Home, of Goffstown, handled the arrangements. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, at the funeral home. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester.

Betty Ann Fife
FRANKLIN ­ Betty Ann Fife, 56, of Franklin Street, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 1999, at her home.
Born in Manchester on April 19, 1943, she was the daughter of Antoine and Gertrude (Cassidy) Deraleau. She lived in Manchester and Boscawen before moving to Franklin, where she resided the past 25 years.
Mrs. Fife worked as an assembler for Hoyt Electric, Penacook. In addition, she worked for New Hampshire State Hospital in Concord.
She enjoyed ceramics and stenciling.
Family members include two sons, John F. Fife Jr. of Salisbury and Kevin Fife of Canterbury; five daughters, Donna "Dee" Haglund of Hillsborough, Laurie Perkins of Boscawen, Lisa Fowler of Laconia, Melissa Fife of Franklin and Patricia Sturtevant of Hooksett; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a sister, Marie Perrault of Manchester.
Affordable Funeral and Cremation Services Inc. handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to the Betty Ann Fife Memorial Fund, c/o Bow Mills Bank & Trust, 503 South St., Bow, NH 03304-3412.

David E. Holiday
GOFFSTOWN ­ David E. "Doc" Holiday, 46, of 255 Wallace Road, died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester after a long illness.
He was a former resident of Richland, Pa., before moving to Goffstown 13 years ago.
He had been employed as a truck driver with Regency Trucking.
While living in Pennsylvania, Mr. Holiday had worked as a soundman with many local bands.
His family includes his wife, Louise Holiday of Goffstown; his father, Ed Holiday of Kentucky; his mother, Betty Holiday of Pennsylvania; two sons, Keith Holiday and Cory Holiday, both of Pennsylvania; two stepsons, John Saykaly of Manchester and Jameson Saykaly of Texas; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Saykaly of Goffstown; and a sister, Debra Derr of Pennsylvania.
French & Rising Funeral Home of Goffstown handled the arrangements.

Roger L. Cantin
ALLENSTOWN ­ Roger L. Cantin, 75, of Lane Drive, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Boston.
Born in Manchester on April 8, 1924, he was the son of David and Edna (Levasseur) Cantin. He moved from Manchester to Allenstown in 1971.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Cantin had worked for several textile firms, including the Suncook Mills, and Waumbec Mills and Stevens Spinning, both in Manchester.
Mr. Cantin was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Normandy and the Rhineland. He was a member of the John J. Maguire American Legion Post 28 and the Suncook Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2860.
He was also a member of the Precious Blood, League of 1,000 Men, and was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church.
His family includes his wife of 53 years, Jeanne (Demers) Cantin of Allenstown; a son, Gilbert Cantin of Manchester; a daughter, Doris Francoeur of Manchester; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Jeanine Molson of Fond du Lac, Wis.
Petit Funeral Home of Pembroke handled the arrangements.

Ernest Leathers
MANCHESTER ­ Ernest "Hap" Leathers, 70, of 51 Lingard St., died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester after a brief illness.
Born in Manchester on March 26, 1929, he was the son of Lawrence and Alice (Hall) Leathers. He had been a resident of Manchester for most of his life.
He was an Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean conflict. He was a car salesman for many years. He enjoyed flea markets.
He was predeceased by a son, Clifford Leathers.
Family members include his wife of 43 years, Anne (Rybczyk) Leathers of Manchester; four daughters, Darlene Gjelsteen of Olympia, Wash., Debbie Pepper of Weare, Donna Brasley of Manchester and Doreen Jacobs of Hooksett; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Bill Nelson and Bob Leathers, both of Manchester, and Dick Leathers of Ft. Myers, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial donations can be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 666 Hanover St., Manchester, 03101-2230.

Napoleon D. Hebert
GOFFSTOWN ­ Napoleon D. Hebert, 76, formerly of Manchester, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Manchester after a long illness.
Born in Manchester on May 7, 1923, he was the son of Philip J. and Virginia (Raza) Hebert. He lived most of his life in Manchester before moving to Goffstown two years ago.
Mr. Hebert worked for the Manchester Highway Department for many years. He later worked part-time delivering auto parts for Dobles Chevrolet.
A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion Jutras Post, a member of the 40 and 8 Club, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Notre Dame Council 5163, and a fourth degree member of Bishop Bradley Assembly.
Mr. Hebert was a communicant of St. Marie Church and a member of the League of 1,000 Men of the Precious Blood Monastery. He was also a member of the Consolers.
An avid square dancer, he was a member of the Queen City Promenaders and the Heal & Toe.
Family members include his wife of 51 years, Annette T. (Ringuette) Hebert of Goffstown; two daughters, Claire Goldstein of Laguna Niguel, Calif., and Denise Hebert of Manchester; three sisters, Rachel Petchell of Hooksett, Anita Boudreau and Lorraine Fitzgerald, both of Manchester; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lambert Funeral Home of Manchester handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to St. Marie Church Building Fund, 378 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester, NH 03102; or to the Consolers of the United Hearts of Jesus & Mary Inc.

Olga G. Childs
HOOKSETT ­ Olga G. Childs, 79, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at a Manchester nursing facility after a long illness.
Born in Manchester on June 1, 1920, she was the daughter of Michael and Mary (Zubreska) Goley. She grew up in Hooksett and was a 1940 graduate of Pembroke Academy.
On March 3, 1943, she married George E. Childs in Florida during World War II. After the war, she moved to Manchester and raised her family.
Mrs. Childs was employed at Pandora and MKM and was co-owner of a laundry business with her husband until her retirement, when she returned to Hooksett.
Mrs. Childs enjoyed crocheting and quilting. She was an avid reader and enjoyed visiting with her family.
She was a member of the Hooksett-ites, the Bow Young at Heart Club, and the Hooksett Historical Society.
Her husband died in 1995.
Family members include two sons, George Childs of Kileen, Texas, and Dennis Childs of Hooksett; a daughter, Janice Kittredge of Auburn; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a brother, Peter Goley of Manchester; a sister, Jennie Boone of Bow; a cousin and several nieces and nephews.
Goodwin Funeral Home of Manchester handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Helen Hujar, 504 N. River Road, Apartment 2A, Manchester, NH 03104.

Maria Lund
BEDFORD ­ Maria (Caldeira) Lund, 61, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at home.
Born in The Azores, she moved to Lawrence, Mass., as a young girl and was educated in the local schools. She graduated from Lawrence High School.
She worked as an executive secretary for Digital Equipment in Andover, Mass., for some 15 years.
She was a communicant of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Lawrence.
She was an avid reader and loved her nieces and nephews.
The family includes her companion, Cal Tingley of Bedford; two sisters, Kay Soucey of Methuen, Mass., and Gil Manseau of Santa Clara, Calif.; nieces, nephews, two grandnieces, a grandnephew, and a cousin.
John Breen Memorial Funeral Home Inc. of Lawrence, Mass., handled the arrangements. Memorials can be made to the Saints Peter and Paul Building Fund, 125 Chestnut St., Lawrence, MA 01841.

Bryan K. Woods
BEDFORD ­ Bryan K. Woods, 44, of 80 Forest Drive, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at his home.
Born in Boston on April 25, 1955, he was the son of Robert E. and Jane (Putney) Woods. He lived more than 40 years in New Hampshire.
In 1973, he graduated from Manchester High School West. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In 1990, he graduated from Hesser College.
Mr. Woods worked for RCD Components in Manchester as a quality assurance manager. In addition, he recently obtained a massage therapy license.
Family members include his wife of 20 years, Janice (Guest) Woods; two daughters, Colleen Woods and Erin Woods; a brother, Gregory Woods; and three nieces.
Phaneuf Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Stephen P. Lowney
BEDFORD ­ Stephen Paul Lowney, 38, died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, in Amherst.
He was born in Medford, Mass., on Jan. 8, 1962.
He was a captain in the U.S. Army, serving as a helicopter pilot.
Mr. Lowney was a self-employed software engineer.
Family members include his wife, Lynn Farr-Lowney of Bedford; three daughters, Alexandra Lowney, Katherine Lowney and Rachael Lowney, all of Bedford; his mother and stepfather, Nancy and Fred Singelais of Andover, Mass.; his father, Martin Lowney of Andover, Mass.; three brothers, Martin Lowney of Moseley, Va., Daniel Lowney of Groton, Mass., and Brendan Lowney of Acton, Mass.; three stepsisters, Jamie Singelais of Andover, Mass., Susan Beaulieu of Lynfield, Mass., and Diane Poirier of Wilmington, Mass.; many nieces and nephews.
Burke Funeral Home of Andover, Mass., handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 295 Devonshire St., 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110.

Joseph Bushey
GOFFSTOWN ­ Joseph "Al" Bushey, 69, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000.
Born in Augusta, Maine, he was the son of Joseph H. and Vivian (Sherwood) Bushey. He lived most of his life in Goffstown.
Mr. Bushey worked as a truck driver for B.E. Pepin Trucking and Happy House Amusements.
In addition, he played in two bands throughout New Hampshire, Blue Chords and East Coast Country.
Mr. Bushey was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Goffstown, and served as a scoutmaster in Goffstown.
Family members include his wife of 50 years, Betty Mae Bushey of Goffstown; a son, Kris A. Bushey of Goffstown; a daughter, Susan D. Corey of New Boston; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
French & Rising Funeral Home of Goffstown handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal St., Manchester, NH 03101.

George Browning Jr.
HOOKSETT ­ George "Buster" Browning Jr., 74, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Concord Hospital after a period of declining health.
Born in Candia on Nov. 30, 1925, he was the son of Marion (Wentworth) Browning of Concord and the late George Browning Sr. He was a descendant of Gov. John Wentworth, the last colonial governor of New Hampshire.
He graduated from Portland High School in Maine and worked many years in the shoe industry as a pattern maker.
Mr. Browning was a member of Hooksett Congregational Church; Jewell Lodge 94 F&AM; and Epiphany-Bethany Lodge 50, Order of the Eastern Star.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
In addition to his mother, family members include his wife of 45 years, Claire (Lamy) Browning of Hooksett; two daughters, Cynthia (Mrs. Donald) Sinville of Hooksett and Cheryl (Mrs. Raymond) Hurley of Webster; two sons, Russell Browning of Hopkinton and Wayne Browning of Allenstown; five grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline Sawrie of Arkansas, Priscilla (Mrs. Alphonse) Plourde of Gilmanton and Patricia (Mrs. Norman) Bonenfant of Epsom; nieces and nephews.
Petit Funeral Home of Pembroke handled the arrangements.
Memorial donations can be made to the charity of one's choice.

Lena Greathead
LOWELL, Mass. ­ Lena (Kukulski) Greathead, 97, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Town & Country Nursing Center in Lowell, Mass.
Born in Bethlehem, Pa., she was the daughter of Simon and Nora (Jasybrok) Kukulski. She had been a resident of Billerica, Mass., most of her life before moving to Lowell, Mass., 25 years ago.
Mrs. Greathead had been employed as a purchaser in the finishing room at the Faulkner and Talbot Mills in North Billerica for 30 years prior to her retirement in 1966.
She was a communicant of St. Andrew's Church in North Billerica and a member of St. Andrew's Sodality. She was a four-term past president of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 116; a member of the Garden Club and the Jolly Seniors Club in Goffstown; and a member of the Historical Society in Dunbarton.
She was the widow of Arthur T. Greathead Sr. She also was predeceased by a son-in-law, Richard J. Belanger.
Family members include a son and daughter-in-law, Arthur T. and Alice Greathead of Dunbarton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Virginia Belanger of Billerica, Mass., and Edith and Roy E. Lundstedt of Lowell, Mass.; 16 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Joseph Kukulski of Chelmsford, Mass.; nieces and nephews.
Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home of Billerica, Mass., handled the arrangements.

Eric Prochnow Jr.
DOVER ­ Eric M. Prochnow Jr., 78, of 17 Deerfield Drive, died Jan. 15, 2000.
Born in Boston on Nov. 8, 1921, he was the son of Ida May Gordon and Eric M. Prochnow Sr. Married to Charlotte E. James on Dec. 17, 1942, they had recently celebrated their 57th anniversary.
Mr. Prochnow served four years on the U.S. Catskill in the Pacific area in World War II, and also as a part of the Naval forces preparing to invade Japan.
A 1974 cum laude graduate of Springfield College, he later completed his master's degree in academics. For 33 years as a second class engineer at Western Mass. Electric/N.E. Utilities, he was involved in the W.M. Engineers Association.
In 1984, now a resident of New Hampshire, he became a dedicated University of New Hampshire hockey fan, joining the Coaches' Club and Friends of UNH Board of Directors. An accomplished needle-pointer and cross-stitcher, and as a Civil War buff, he participated in many elder hostels across the country.
An active lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, he was most recently a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
He was cited for 16 years as a gift shop volunteer at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Mr. Prochnow was well known by all his friends to be a caring person with a wonderful sense of humor.
Family was the greatest joy of his life and he will be greatly missed by his loving wife; a son, Richard, and his wife, Beverly, of Wilbraham, Mass.; a daughter, Phyllis Ellis, and her husband, Warren, of Dover; a daughter, Harriet Cunha, and her husband, Bob, of Allenstown; six grandchildren, Chris and Kyle Cunha, Natalie and Erika Prochnow, and Jen and Melinda Philbrook; a brother, Gordon Russell Prochnow, and his wife, Dorothy, of Freehold, N.J.; and five nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5 Hale St., Dover, with a reception following.
Memorial donations can be made to Friends of UNH Hockey, 145 Main St., Durham, NH 03824; or to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 5 Hale St., Dover, NH 03820.


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