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Ralph H. Odell
Ralph H. Odell, 82, of Route 101, Amherst, died Monday, March 1, 1999, at Hanover Hill Healthcare, Manchester. 
He was born in Amherst on Nov. 15, 1916, a son of the late Percey and Clara (Hammond) Odell and had been a lifelong resident of Amherst. 
Mr. Hammond was employed as a caretaker for 3l years for Dora Lincoln of Amherst. 
Mr. Hammond was a U.S. Army veteran, and served during World War II. He was a member of the Ricciardi Hartshorn Post 23, American Legion, Milford. 
Family members include his wife of 51 years, Marjorie N. (Noble) Odell of Amherst; two sons, Ralph H. Odell Jr. of Greer, S.C., and Charles T. Odell of Amherst; two grandsons; two brothers, Robert P. Odell of Fairfax, Va., and Ernest H. Odell of Landaff; several nieces and nephews. 
There are no services. Burial will be in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst, at a later date.
Donations in Mr. Odellís memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association, Greater NH Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 419, Concord, NH 03301; or to the charity of one's choice.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 
 
David M. Callahan  
David M. Callahan of Vine Street, Milford, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 1999, at Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica, Mass., following an extended illness. 
He was born Nov. 20, 1940, in Bedford, Mass., son of Dorothy (Brown) Callahan of Medford, Mass., and the late Gerald E. Callahan. 
He graduated from Malden Catholic High School and served in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to his illness, he was employed as an inspector by the Massachusetts State Racing Commission. 
Mr. Callahan was a member of the Church of Our Saviour, Milford. 
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Louise (Smith) Callahan of Milford; two daughters, Catherine M. Callahan and Elizabeth L. Callahan, also of Milford; two sisters, Dorothy MacAdams and Maureen Sampson of Massachusetts; six brothers, Gerald of California, John of Wyoming, Michael, Joseph, James and Matthew of Massachusetts; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Funeral services will be today (Wednesday, March 3) at 9 a.m. in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. The Dr. Rev. William C. Lutz, rector of the Church of Our Saviour, will officiate. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. 
Donations in Mr. Callahanís memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032.
 
Charlotte R. Scripture  
Charlotte R. Scripture, 86, of Elm Street, Milford, died Feb. 28, 1999, at Harborside Healthcare Center, Milford. 
She was born in Keene on March 31, 1912, a daughter of the late Harrie E. and Ellen (Newton) Scripture. 
Miss Scripture had been a resident of Milford for several years, after living in Pembroke for 25 years and New York City for many years. 
She was a graduate of Keene High School, class of 1928, and graduated from University of New Hampshire in Durham, class of 1933. 
After graduation, she moved to New York City and worked as a dietitian in several hospitals and entered the food editing business. Over the years, she worked for several magazines including Good Housekeeping and Woman's Day, and did freelance work for Woman's Day after her retirement in 1974. 
Miss Scripture was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army. She served in World War II and the Korea Conflict. 
Family members include two sisters, Bertha Cashin of Mill Valley, Calif., and Nancy S. Ashford of Milford; a brother, Stanley H. Scripture of Surry; and many nieces and nephews. 
There are no services.
Donations in Miss Scriptureís memory may be made to the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire, 545 Route 10l, Bedford, NH 03110.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Jessie E. Middleton  
Jessie E. Middleton, 75, of Nashua Street, Milford, died Feb. 26, 1999, at her home. 
She was born in Bronx, N.Y., on March 27, 1923, a daughter of the late Edward L. and Jessie E. (Grant) Hillman. 
Mrs. Middleton had been a resident of Milford for more than 20 years and had formerly resided in Nashua and Acton, Maine. 
In 1945, Mrs. Middleton graduated from Cortland (N.Y.) State Teachers College. From 1960 until 1976, she was a physical education teacher at Alvirne High School in Hudson. 
Mrs. Middleton enjoyed designing and creating jewelry. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank S. Middleton, and her son, Douglas S. Middleton. 
Family members include her daughter, Doris Ann Middleton of Hooksett; a brother, Robert L. Hillman of California; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Memorial visitation hours will be held Thursday, March 4, from 2-4 and 6-7 p.m. in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford.. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. Sheila Rubdi, pastor, First Congregational Church, UCC, Milford, will officiate.
Donations in Mrs. Middletonís memory may be made to the charity of one's choice. 
 
Tyler C. Mitchell  
Tyler Cole Mitchell, 1, of Candia, died suddenly Feb. 26, 1999, at his home.
He was born on March 14, 1997, in Nashua, the son of Richard C. and Amy (Cole) Mltchell Jr.
The family would like him remembered forever, as someone who touched the hearts of many.
He was predeceased by a grandfather, Paul Cole.
He is survived by his parents of Candia; two brothers, Michael P. Fitzpatrick and Jacob R. Mitchell of Candia; maternal grandparents, Devron and Paula (Case) Waldron of Milford; paternal grandfather, Richard C. and Debra Mitchell of Raymond; a maternal stepmother, Sharon Cole; a paternal grandmother, Frances Mitchell of Brockton, Mass.; and several great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, March 3) at 10 a.m. from the Danville (N.H.) Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Raymond.
Memorial donations may be made to the family in Tylerís memory, in care of Paula Waldron, 8 Larch Road, Milford, NH 03055.
 
Ruth C. Fraser  
Ruth C. Fraser of Crosby Street, Milford, died Feb. 24, 1999, at her home.
She was born in South Lebanon, Maine, on May 23, 1920, a daughter of Ernest and Harriet (Wentworth) Carpenter.
Mrs. Fraser was a resident of Milford for more than 20 years before moving to Manchester, where she lived for 14 years. While living in Manchester, Mrs. Fraser had been employed as housemother for the Hampshire House, a home which provided temporary housing for single women who came to the Queen City to work or study. She also worked as a governess in Rye for several years.
She was educated in Rochester schools and graduated from Rochester High School, class of 1937.
Mrs. Fraser was predeceased by her husband, Frederick R. Fraser, who died in 1976.
Family members include a son, Martin J. Fraser of Bonita Springs, Fla.; two daughters, Lana Crooker of Clearwater Beach, Fla., and Ruthann Lemieux of Milford, with whom she resided; four grandchildren; two brothers, Robert E. Carpenter of Rochester and Ernest V. Carpenter of Fort Worth, Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wilton. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 121 Cedar St., Manchester, NH 03101; Souhegan Nursing Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055; or Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, c/o Activities Fund, 40 Crosby St., Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Irene M. Gordon  
Irene Mae Gordon, 81, of Derry, formerly of Forest Road, Wilton, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in the Ridgewood Nursing Home of Bedford.
Born in Peterborough, she had lived in Wilton for more than 30 years. She was employed for more than 30 years as a mold caster at Hitchiner Manufacturing Company of Milford.
Mrs. Gordon was a member of the Second Congregational Church of Wilton and Derry and the Ladiesí Benevolent Society of Derry. She was a 50-year member of the Mayflower Rebekah Lodge of Wilton and a former member of the Rochester Chapter of the Degree of Pocohontas and the Wilton Senior Citizens.
Members of her family include two sons, Clinton N. Gordon Jr. of Mont Vernon and Frank T. Gordon of Palm Bay, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Donna Paradis of Derry; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Feb. 26 in the Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton. Burial followed in the Laurel Hill Cemetery of Wilton.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, NH 03101-2244.
 
Margo A. Raymond  
Margo A. Raymond, 57, of Nashua, died Feb. 23,1999, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Milford. 
She was born in Hingham, Mass., on March 28, 1941, a daughter of the late Lester W. and Alberta E. (Despault) Maurer. 
Mrs. Raymond had been a resident of Nashua for six years. She had resided in Milford and Amherst for most of her life. She was a graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School, Cambridge, Mass. 
Mrs. Raymond was a taxi driver in the Milford and Nashua area and had worked for Nashua Taxi Company. She was employed by Norton Company, Milford, for seven years. She served in the U.S. Navy for a short time. 
Mrs. Raymond was predeceased by a brother, Lester W. Maurer Jr. 
Family members include her husband, George F. Raymond Jr. of Nashua; a son, Roy D. Mack of Manchester; and a grandson, Daniel L. Mack of Rochester. 
There are no visiting hours. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford, at a later date.
Donations in Mrs. Raymondís memory may be made to St. Charles Children's Home, l9 Grant St., Rochester, NH 03867.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements. 

The Rev. Donald E. Brown  
The Rev. Donald E. Brown, 77, of Francestown Turnpike, Mont Vernon, died March 7, 1999, at his home. 
He was born the ninth child of Amasa A. and Julia N. (Worthen) Brown on Oct. 17, 1921, in Lowell, Mass. 
The Rev. Brown lived in Mont Vernon, and began school in Mont Vernon Village School. He returned to Lowell, Mass., and attended fifth through 12th grade in Lowell, graduating from Lowell High School. 
After high school, he entered the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied music, majoring in organ.
When he was 18, his older sister led him to a relationship with Jesus. From that time on, he committed all of his life to the service of the Lord. 
The Rev. Brown attended Providence (R.I.) Bible Institute, where he studied the Bible music course for three years. In his third year of college, he was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in World War II as a chaplain's assistant. While in the service, he continued with a correspondence course through P.B.I. and after being discharged, he graduated from Providence Bible Institute in 1947. 
In 1949, he received his bachelorís degree in church music from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, N.J., and in 1951, he earned a masters degree in church music from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. During his course of study in Union Seminary, he became the director of the Providence Bible Institute music department, where he stayed for 31 years as the department chairman. 
The Rev. Brown later left for Muncie, Ind., where he held a full-time minister of music position in a large Baptist Church for two years. He had served in many other churches as music minister during his lifetime. After retiring from Providence Bible Institute, which became Barrington College, he served as music director with the Rev. Terry Fullam in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Darien, Conn. In 1984, he and his wife, Cora, retired to Mont Vernon, the place of his childhood memories, with his sister, Florence Lamson. 
The Rev. Brown became an ordained minister and associate pastor of the Milford Baptist Church. He dedicated much of his time to the local nursing homes and organized group trips for the "Over 50 Club." 
He was an active man with a love and zeal for family and doing the Lordís work. He was a very giving man and expected nothing in return. 
Family members include his wife of 50 years, Cora (Lakin) Brown of Mont Vernon; a daughter, Julia Brown Griffith of Mont Vernon; a son, Guy A. Brown of Pawtucket, R.I.; six grandchildren; two sisters, Florence E. Lamson of Mont Vernon and Alice Husby of Stanwood, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews. 
There are no visiting hours. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 11, at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, West Street, Milford. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mont Vernon, in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to World Vision, 34834 Weyer Hauser Way South, Federal Way, WA 98001.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Francis G. Gaidmore  
Francis G. "Frank" Gaidmore, 81, of Walker Street, Milford, died March 6, 1999, in Lakeland, Fla. 
He was born in Amherst on Nov. 6, 1917, a son of Francis J. and Julia (Antonovich) Gaidmore. 
Mr. Gaidmore had been a resident of Amherst and Milford all of his life. He had been a winter resident in Lakeland, Fla., for the past 10 years. 
He was a graduate of Amherst High School, class of 1935, and a graduate of Nashua Business College. 
Mr. Gaidmore owned and operated an egg and poultry business for many years. Following his retirement he worked as an inspector for Rockingham Park in Salem for 18 years. 
He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford, and a member of Milford Council Knights of Columbus 3035 and the East Milford Improvement Society. He enjoyed playing bridge and cribbage. 
Family members include his beloved wife of 57 years, Septima "Tina" (Luongo) Gaidmore of Milford; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis A.. Gaidmore of Mount Pleasant, S.C., and Anne Gaidmore of Ocala, Fla., Gerald P. and Kay Gaidmore of Milford; four grandchildren, Christopher Gaidmore of Milford, Lori Warren of Milford, Jay Gaidmore of Chesapeake, Va., and Kelly Gaidmore of Rushville, Neb.; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law, Antoinette Sprague of Milford; Theresa Passamonte of Woburn, Mass., MIargaret Gaidmore of Rochester, Betty Luongo of Fitchburg, Mass..; a brother-in-law, Joseph Luongo of Amherst; many nieces and nephews. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today (Wednesday) at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Amherst.
Donations in Mr. Gaidmoreís memory may be made to St. Patrick Share Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055; or to the American Lung Association, PO Box 1014, Manchester, NH 03103.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was is charge of arrangements. 
 
Robert P. Halverson  
Robert P. Halverson, 53, of Old North Antrim Road, Antrim, died suddenly Saturday, March 6, 1999, at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough.
He was born in Yonkers, N.Y. on Nov. 17, 1945, the son of Frances (Tornetta) and Richard Halverson. He lived in Wilton before moving to Antrim 19 years ago.
Mr. Halverson was self-employed as a heavy equipment operator in the construction trade for 19 years and prior to that he was a antique dealer in the Wilton and tri-state area. He was a member of the Antique Dealers Association; the Farmers Bureau and enjoyed woodworking and flower gardening. He is a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Ruth (Rollins) Halverson of Antrim; a son, Gregory Halverson of Antrim; three daughters, Kristen Halverson of Concord, Heather Halverson of New York City, and Brianne Halverson of Antrim; eight stepdaughters, Cheryl Tucci of Candia, Sheila Twardosky of Belmont, Darlene Yianakopolos of Goffstown, Ruth Anne Thing of Nashua, Lisa Constine of Bennington, Regina Tucci of Francestown, Donna Tucci of Nashua and Angela Lister of Nashua; 22 grandchildren; a brother, Richard Halverson of New York, three sisters, Margaret Renner of Massapequa, N.Y., Paulette Clare of Windham, and Cheryl Scott of Hillsboro.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 10, at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick Church, Route 31, Bennington, with the Rev. Andre Bedard, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in the spring in North Branch Cemetery in Antrim.
The Jellison Funeral Home, Peterborough, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Virginia M. Flynn  
Virginia M. "Ginny" Flynn, 76, of Quarry Circle, Milford, died March 5, 1999, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Northwood, Bedford.
She was born in Noble, Pa., on Sept. 11, 1922, a daughter of Walter and Virginia (Stroud) Greenfield.
Mrs. Flynn had been a resident of Milford for five years and Mont Vernon for 10 years, and had lived in Norwich, Vt., for many years, when she and her husband had owned The Norwich Inn.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford, and had served as lector and Eucharistic minister.
Family members include her husband of 52 years, Robert B. Flynn of Milford; a son, Robert E. Flynn of Morristown, N.J.; three daughters, Judith Haskell of Exeter, Virginia Morris of Manchester and Barbara L. Letvinchuk of Manchester; nine grandchildren; a sister, Joanne Hager of Yarmouth Port, Mass., and a brother, Walter Greenfield of Hartford, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 8 in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford, at a later date.
Donations in Mrs. Flynnís memory may be made to St. Patrick Share Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055; or to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater NH Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 419, Concord, NH 03301. 
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Doris C. Snider  
Doris C. Snider, 91, of Elm Street, Milford, died March 3, 1999, at Harborside Healthcare Center in Milford. 
She was born in Wilton on Jan. 23, 1908, a daughter of the late Joseph and Annie (Bellmore) Martin. 
Mrs. Snider had lived in Milford and Wilton for most of her life. She had also resided in Nashua and Mississippi for several years. She was employed by Abbott Worsted Mills in Wilton for 20 years. 
Mrs. Snider was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter C. Snider, who died Jan. 27, 1999. 
Family members include a sister, Blanche Lynch of Manchester; a brother, Wilfred Martin of Keene; and many nieces and nephews. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 6 in St. Patrick Church, Milford. Burial was to be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Edith C. Martini  
Edith C. Martini, 70, died March 1, 1999, her home on Oak Hill Drive in Amherst, after a long battle with cancer. She had been an Amherst resident since 1971.
She was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisc., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph 0. Compton. Her father was vice president and general manager of the White Rock Bottling Co., the first company in the United States to bottle quinine (tonic) water.
Mrs. Martini was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She became one of the youngest buyers and department managers at Gimbel Brothers store in Milwaukee.
After raising her family, she worked at Label Art in Wilton, was assistant manager at Lynchís in the Bedford Mall, and managed Kusinsí childrenís store at the Meeting Place in Amherst.
Mrs. Martini was an accomplished genealogist. She was proud of her family history and had traced it back in the United States to the 1629 arrival of Thomas Dudley, one of the founders of Harvard College and a governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Another family member was acquitted of being a witch in the infamous Salem trials.
She traced various relatives who fought on both sides in the American Revolution, traveled to Oregon on the Oregon Trail, represented the U.S. to the Kingdom of Hawaii, and studied under Sigmund Freud in Vienna.
She was past president of the Amherst Garden Club, the Friends of the Amherst Library and the Northern New England Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America. In addition, she was an active member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Amherst Historical Society, Colonial Dames, DAR, FISH, National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), and Questers.
She was creative and loved gardening, embroidery, cooking, music, bridge, antiques and traveling. She was devoted to her family and read avidly, especially history and mysteries.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Richard W. Martini of Amherst; a daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Martini (Bollweg) of Evanston, Ill.; a son, William R. Martini of Portland, Ore.; her stepmother, Mrs. R.O. Compton of Waukesha, Wisc.; two grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 20, at 2 p.m., in the Amherst Congregational Church, Church Street, Amherst.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Amherst Library and the American Cancer Society.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Clara M. Maki  
Clara M. Maki, 88, formerly of Nashua Street, Milford, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, in the Life Care Center at South Mountain in Phoenix, Ariz.
She was born in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, on May 28, 1910, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Manser) McCormack. 
Mrs. Maki had lived in Milford for many years before moving to Arizona two years ago. She was a member of the United Church of Lyndeborough and the Lyndeborough Improvement Society, and had been employed as a supervisor of the housekeeping department at the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center of Greenfield for many years.
Members of her family include one son, John R. Maki Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Brenda Garcia of Milford; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Pauline Peaslee of Vermont; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held Monday, April 26, at 11:30 a.m. in the Greenvale Cemetery, Greenfield.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lyndeborough Improvement Society, c/o Mrs. Margaret Hutchinson, Sec., Edgewater Estates, PO Box 202, Wilton, NH 03086.
The Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, is in charge of arrangements.

Edgar L. ĎTedí Leighton III  
Edgar L. '"Ted" Leighton III, 55, of Leighton Lane, Temple, died March 14, 1999, at his home after a brief illness.
He was born in Peterborough on July 14, 1943, the son of Edgar L. Leighton Jr. and Dorothea W. (Williams) Leighton. He was a lifelong resident of Temple.
He attended Temple schools and was a 1961 graduate of the former Appleton Academy in New Ipswich.
Mr. Leighton had been employed for several years at General Electric in Fitchburg, Mass. He had owned and operated the former 1808 House Restaurant in New Ipswich, and the Village Mobil in New Ipswich for many years. At the time of his death, he was owner/operator of Walker Mill Sales of New Ipswich and Temple 'Tractor of Temple.
He had been a part-time police officer in Temple for more than 20 years.
Mr. Leighton was a member of the Temple Congregational Church. He was an antique car enthusiast whose interests also included motorcycles.
His father, Edgar L. Leighton Jr., died in February 1998.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothea W. Leighton of Temple; his wife, Ellen L. Matthews-Leighton of Temple; two sons, Edgar Leighton IV of Providence, R.I., and Kyle M. Leighton of Temple; two daughters, Erika L. Leighton of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Lindsay A. Leighton of Temple; a granddaughter, Julia E. Leighton; a sister, Dorothea F. Guy of Temple; a niece, Shelly S. Guy of Wilton; and a nephew, Douglas R. Guy of Temple.
Calling hours will be today (Wednesday, March 17),from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Fournier Funeral Home, 12 High St., Greenville. A funeral service will be held Thursday, March 18, at 1 p.m. in the Temple Congregational Church, Temple. The Rev. David Congdon will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in the Miller Cemetery, Temple.
Memorial donations may be made to the Temple Recreation Commission, c/o Joseph Cournoyer, PO Box 100, Temple, NH 03084.
 
Ruth A. Quinn  
Ruth A. Quinn, 87, of Crosby Street, Milford, died March 14, 1999, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Milford. 
She was born in Windham, on Jan. 1, 1912, a daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Kearns) Walsh. 
Mrs. Quinn had spent many years in the Milford and Wilton area and had resided in Manchester for 30 years. 
She was a graduate of Central High School, Manchester, and graduated from Hesser Business College in Manchester. 
She was employed as a secretary for Draper Fuel Company in Wilton and Kenmore Stamp Company in Milford for several years. In addition, Mrs. Quinn and her late husband owned and operated several area businesses. 
Mrs. Quinn was a member of AARP, Milford Chapter. She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford. 
Mrs. Quinn was predeceased by her husband, James P. Quinn Sr., who died in 1972, a sister, Mary W. Harrington, and a brother, Andrew Walsh. 
Family members include two sons and a daughter-in-law, James P. Quinn Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Milford, and Thomas H. Quinn of Hooksett; a daughter and son-in-law, Anne K. and Normand Bergeron of Milford; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today (Wednesday, March 17) at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Bedford.
Donations in Mrs. Quinnís memory may be made to Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Activities Fund, 40 Crosby St., Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Constance M. Ward  
Constance M. Ward, 92, a former resident of Milford Street, Brookline, died March 14, 1999, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Milford. 
She was born Oct. 25, 1906 in Sandown, a daughter of the late Ernest W. and Adelaide (Segee) Nye. 
Mrs. Ward had been a resident of Brookline for most of her life. She had attended schools in Kingston. 
She was a member of Puritan Charity Themis Chapter 29, Order of Eastern Star, Milford, the Brookline Grange and the Brookline Church of Christ. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Roy V. Ward, who died March 14, 1995, and two grandchildren. 
Family members include a daughter, Peggy Anne Hall of Brookline; two sons, Robert V. Ward and E. Dale Ward, both of Brookline; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Doris L. Bragdon of Kingston; and a niece. 
There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 22 at 11 a.m. in the Brookline Church of Christ, Main Street, Brookline. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Brookline. Donations in Mrs. Wardís memory may be made to Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Activities Fund, 40 Crosby St., Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Sunnie E. Bachelder  
Sunnie E. Bachelder, 69, of Eastview Drive, Wilton, and beloved wife and mother, died March 13, 1999, at her home.
She was born in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 23, 1929, a daughter of the late Nels M. and Gunhild (Gunnarson) Valerius.
Mrs. Bachelder was a graduate of Newington (Conn.) High School, and Boston University College of Music. She was an accomplished pianist, always playing from her heart as an accompanist.
She was a resident of Milford from 1967 to 1979, while her husband was pastor of the First Baptist Church, then lived in New York and New Jersey. The Bachelders returned to New Hampshire in 1992 and made their home in Wilton.
Most of Mrs. Bachelderís working life was devoted to teaching in kindergarten and elementary schools. She taught in Milford, Brookline and Amherst, in Haverhill, Mass., and in New York and New Jersey schools for many years.
Mrs. Bachelder was a member of the First Baptist Church, Milford, and over the years remained actively involved as a dedicated partner in her husbandís ministry.
Family members include her husband of 46 years, the Rev. Glen C. Bachelder of Wilton; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian G. and Goldie D. Bachelder and Todd N. and Marion B. Bachelder, all of Milford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christina E. and Edward R. Medlyn of Milford, and Rebecca L. and Paul S. Tripp of Amherst; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Sylvia Matthews of New Britain, Conn., and Cynthia Burns of Newington, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 20, at 11 a.m. in the First Baptist Church, 65 West St., Milford.
Donations in Mrs. Bachelderís memory may be made to a church, a mission or charity of the donorís choice.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Ruth E. Shea  
Ruth E. Shea, 72, of Jaffrey, died March 11, 1999, at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, after a brief illness.
She was born in Peterborough on Dec. 1, 1926, the daughter of Helen (Austin) and Martin Keenan. She lived in Milford and Keene before moving to Jaffrey.
Mrs. Shea retired in 1997 from the Division of Youth Services in Keene where she had worked for 10 years. Prior to that she was employed for a time for the PVA in Wilton and N.H. Ball Bearing Company in Peterborough.
Her husband, Clifford E. Shea died on March 28, 1988.
She leaves a son, Michael Shea of Rindge; two daughters, Pamela Shea of Peterborough and Patricia Green of Milford; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and two sisters, Kathleen Kereazis and Patricia Walker, both of Peterborough.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated March 15 in St. Peterís Church, Peterborough, with the Rev. William Kelley as celebrant. Burial will be at a later date in St. Peterís Cemetery
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Sheaís memory be made to Hospice, P0 Box 496, Peterborough, NH 03458.
 
Deane L. Bassett  
Deane L. Bassett, 91, of Mason, died at his home March 9, 1999, after a short illness. Born Feb. 18, 1908, in Carbondale, Pa., he was the son of Deane H. and Harriet (Hulse) Bassett. He had lived in Mason since 1955.
Mr Bassett was a graduate of Phillips Academy of Andover, Mass., and attended MIT, Babson Institute and Cornell University.
He was employed as the advertising and office manager for the Standard Duplicating Machine Inc. of Everett, Mass., for many years, and retired in 1972.
Mr. Bassett was a permanent member of the Christian Science Mother Church of Boston. He was an usher of the Ayer and Concord, Mass., branches of the Christian Science Church for many years.
He was the widower of Phyllis (Gammons) Bassett, who died in 1982.
Members of his family includes a son, Deane H. Bassett of Warren, Ohio; a daughter, Joy D. Bassett of Mason; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial funeral services will be held Saturday, March 20, at 1 p.m. in the Mason Congregational Church. Graveside services will be held in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, at a date and time to be announced.
Memorial donations may be made to the Mason Volunteer Fire Department Association, 16 Depot Road, Mason, NH 03048.
The Nelson Funeral Home Inc., Wilton, is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Charles K. Watkins  
Charles K. Watkins, 56, of Nashua, died suddenly March 8, 1999, at his home.
He was born in Manchester on Oct. 11, 1942, a son of Charles H. and Anna L. (Webster) Watkins.
Mr. Watkins was a resident of Nashua for years and was a member of the Manchester Hot Rod Association and the Teamsters Union.
Mr. Watkins was employed as a forklift operator at Anheuser Busch in Merrimack.
Members of his family include three sons, Guy M. Watkins of Manchester, and Steven C. Watkins and Scott Watkins, both of Nashua; three grandchildren, Steven, Tyler and Josline Watkins, all of Nashua; two brothers, Gary Watkins of Jackman, Maine, and Errol Watkins of Manchester; two sisters, Janice Whittaker of Merrimack and Judith Scully of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held in Last Rest Cemetery in the spring.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack is in charge of arrangements.


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