|Phyllis S. Joslin
Phyllis S. Joslin, 88, formerly of Joslin Road, Milford, died March
19, 1999, at Courville at Nashua.
She was born in Milford, on Oct. 4, 1910, a daughter of the late Harry
D. and Mary S. (Burnham) Sanderson.
Mrs. Joslin was a lifelong resident of Milford. She was a graduate
of Milford High School, class of 1928. She graduated from Nashua Business
College with a degree in accounting, and attended the American Banking
Institute in Boston.
Mrs. Joslin had been employed by the former Souhegan National Bank
in Milford for 32 years as head teller.
She was a 60-year member of Custos Morum Rebekah Lodge 23, Milford;
a member of Canton A Auxiliary 9 of Nashua; Nashoonon L.E.A. l of Nashua;
past president of Department Association Ladies’ Auxiliary, Patriarchs
Militant; past Deputy Grand Matriarch of the Grand Encampment; past District
Deputy Presidents Association; past Noble Grand and past District Deputy
President, and treasurer of Riverlea Club, Milford.
In addition, she was a member of the Milford Historical Society, Brookline
Grange and Hillsborough Ponoma Grange. She received the Decoration of Chivalry
Mrs. Joslin was a member of the First Congregational Church of Milford
for more than 70 years. She was past treasurer of the Laura G. Heald Club
and the Women's Club, and past president of the Women's League. She sang
in the choir for more than 50 years. She had a superb soprano voice and
was trained at the New England Conservatory of Music. She sang at many
weddings and community events.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles Porter Joslin,
who died in 1976. Family members include three cousins in Vermont and many
relatives of her late husband.
Funeral services were March 23 in the First Congregational Church,
Milford. Burial will be in North Yard Cemetery, Milford, at a later date.
Donations in Mrs. Joslin’s memory may be made to the First Congregational
Church Memorial Fund, PO Box 188, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Louise D. Montross
Louise Daum Montross, 88, of the Hanover Hill Nursing Home in Manchester,
died March 19, 1999.
She had been a resident of the home since 1992.
Born in Chester, Vt., on Sept. 10, 1910, she was the daughter of Adolph
A. and Christine (Kraut) Daum.
A long-time resident of Dunellen, N.J., she moved to Milord in 1973.
Mrs. Montross gave much love and caring time to her family and friends.
She delighted in her grandchildren. Her garden, books, cooking and church
also gave her pleasure.
Her husband, Norman S. Montross, died in 1991.
Family members include three daughters, Judith H. Montross of Middlebury,
Vt., Norma Rhea of Woodruff, S.C., and Valerie Vance of Manchester; seven
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret Volkenborn
of Carlsbad, Calif., and Elizabeth Adams of Hendersonville, N.C.
Funeral services were held March 22 in the Smith and Heald Funeral
Home, Milford. Interment will be private for the family only.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunset Gap Community Center,
1300 South Gap Road, Crosbey, TN 37722.
Isabella C. Streeter
Educator, amateur genealogist
Isabella C. Streeter, 91, of Green Acres Road, Keene, died Thursday,
March 18, at Langdon Place.
She was born in Quincy, Mass., on May 21, 1907, the daughter of Thompson
and Ida (Cameron) Crane. She attended local schools, graduated from Quincy
High School in 1923, Wellesley College in 1927 and moved to Keene in 1929.
Mrs. Streeter was a teacher at Keene High School; she was a substitute
teacher in the area and a private tutor for 35 years. She operated the
Gay Nineties tourist home seven years. She was a 66-year member of Grace
United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday school teacher and served
on the administrative board, was past president of the American Association
of University Women, Keene Woman’s Club, National Association of Retail
Grocers of the United States, Ladies’ Auxiliary and the Daughters of American
She was a member of Ashuelot Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
and past treasurer of the State DAR Society, Daughters of Colonial Wars,
Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America and N.H. and Green Mountain
Colony of New England Women.
She was also a member of N.H. Wellesley Club, N.H. Higher Educational
and Health Facilities Authority, Cheshire Medical Center Incorporator,
Cheshire Women’s Republican Club, N.H. State Historical Resources Council,
N.H. American Revolution Bicentennial Commission and Chairperson of the
Keene American Bicentennial Committee.
Mrs. Streeter pursued a lifetime interest in education and was an avid
reader. She was an amateur genealogist and one who appreciated family antiques.
Her husband, Bernard A. Streeter, Sr., died in 1984.
Survivors include three sons, Governor’s Councilor Bernard A. Streeter
Jr. of Nashua, and Thompson C. Streeter and George F. Streeter, both of
Keene; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services were conducted March 23 at the Grace United Methodist Church.,
Keene. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
Contributions may be made In Mrs. Streeter’s memory to Grace United
Methodist Church, 34 Court St., Keene, NH 03431.
The Fletcher Funeral Home, Keene, is in charge of arrangements.
Lisa A. Haskell
Lisa A. Haskell, 36, of Nashua Street, Milford, died March 17, 1999,
at the Milford Medical Center, Milford.
She was born in Nashua on April 17, 1962, the daughter of Helen M.
(Franklin) Roy of New Ipswich and the late Allan R. Hasu.
Mrs. Haskell was a lifelong resident of Milford, and had attended Milford
schools. She had been employed by Hitchiner Manufacturing Company in Milford
for the past 11 years.
Mrs. Haskell was an avid NASCAR Racing fan and enjoyed bingo and the
In addition to her mother, family members include her husband, Wayne
K. Haskell of Milford; her special Dad, Gerard "Duke" Duclos of New Ipswich;
two brothers, Scott A. Hasu of Milford and Brad Hasu; her father-in-law,
Brice Haskell of Merrimack; two sisters-in-law, Kendra A. Haskell of Manchester
and Bonnie Fortin of Chicago, Ill.; an aunt, three nieces and several cousins.
Funeral services were held March 20 in the Smith and Heald Funeral
Home, Milford. The Rev. Dana Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church,
Milford, officiated. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford, at
a later date.
Donations in Mrs. Haskell’s memory may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation
of New Hampshire, 1492 Elm St., Suite 1, Manchester, NH 03101.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Andrina Carter, 73, formerly of Claremont, died Sunday, March 28, 1999,
at the Mount Ascutney Health Center in Windsor, Vt. She was born in Glasgow,
Scotland, on Nov. 11, 1925, the daughter of Andrew and Isabella (McKechnie)
She had been a resident of Claremont for 22 years; and had lived in
Milford from 1957 to 1966 and in Nashua from 1966 to 1977.
In 1942 she served four and a half years in the British Women's Army.
She married Richard T. Carter in 1954 in Manchester, England, and they
spent their honeymoon sailing to Canada where they spent two years before
coming to the USA in 1957. Mrs. Carter and her husband divorced in 1966.
Mrs. Carter owned and operated the Hilltop Hotel in Newport for four
years, from 1977 to 1981. She worked in public service for the State of
New Hampshire and later served as administrative assistant at the Claremont
Housing Authority for five years. She retired in 1992.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, the Women's Aglow Fellowship
and S.C.O.T.S. She enjoyed world traveling which she did extensively.
Mrs. Carter was predeceased by two sons, Anthony Richard Carter, who
died in 1960, and Christopher Tracy Carter, who died in 1965.
Family members include four sons, David Andrew Carter of Belchertown,
Mass., Phillip Noel Carter of Langley, B.C., Paul Stuart Carter of Cranberry,
Pa., and Stephen Howard Carter of Goffstown; and 10 grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held today (Wednesday, March 31) at 10 a.m.
in the Calvary Baptist Church in Claremont, with the Rev. Stephen Cook,
pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Milford.
Gordon E. Rollins Sr.
Gordon E. Rollins Sr., 59, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, at Massachusetts
General Hospital in Boston.
Mr. Rollins was born in East Montpelier, Vt., on Feb. 16, 1940, a son
of Alice (Graham) Rollins of Londonderry, and the late George H. Rollins
Sr. He attended schools in Vermont and Hollis.
For more than 25 years, Mr. Rollins was employed by Hendrix Wire and
Cable Corp. of Milford as an extruder operator. He was previously employed
for six years by Hitchiner Manufacturing Company, Milford, in the shell
In 1957, he entered the U.S. Navy and served aboard the aircraft carriers
U.S.S. Tarawa and U.S.S. Wasp. He was honorably discharged in 1961.
Mr. Rollins was a proud life member of the National Rifle Association.
He was a member of the Pinnacle Mountain Fish and Game Club. He loved the
outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking.
He was predeceased by his father, who died Jan. 24,1999.
In addition to his mother, family members include his wife of 36 years,
Geraldine "Jerrie" (Bokousky) Rollins of Milford; a son, Gordon E. Rollins
Jr. of Milford; a daughter, Laurie A. Petersen of Brookline; a granddaughter,
Kathrynn K. Petersen of Brookline; two brothers, Oren H. Rollins and his
wife, Mutsuko, of Homestead, Fla., George H. Rollins Jr. and his wife,
Nita, of Groton, Mass.; two sisters, Anita L. Snow of Londonderry, and
Nancy C. Watkins of Nashua; two close friends, Bruce Merrill of Milford
and James Graney of Mason; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There are no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held
at The First Baptist Church, Milford. The Rev. Dana Miller, pastor, will
officiate. Donations in Mr. Rollins memory may be made to The American
Lung Association, 456 Beech Street, PO Box 1014, Manchester, NH 03103.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Leland E. Gray Jr.
Leland E. Gray Jr., 75, husband of Margaret R. (Gast) Gray of Rye,
died Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at the Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
He was born in Worcester, Mass., on May 7, 1923, the son of the late
Leland E. Gray Sr. and Beatrice P. (Rousseau) Gray.
Mr. Gray was a graduate of Framingham (Mass.) High School. He received
his degree in electrical engineering from Worcester (Mass.) Polytechnic
institute in 1948, where he was active in the glee club and was a member
of Phi Sigma Kappa.
Mr. Gray had been employed by New England Telephone in Boston, Portland
and Manchester, and retired from the telephone company in June 1987.
He served in the United States Marine Corps in China during World War
Mr. Gray was a member of the Amherst Congregational Church, where he
served as deacon and church moderator. He attended the North Hampton Congregational
He was a member and chairman of the school board in Amherst and served
on three building committees in Amherst, two as chairman. He also served
on the school board in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Mr. Gray was active with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in Amherst,
and was an active member of the Kiwanis in Portland, Maine and Manchester.
He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and volunteered his time
in the summer and winter Special Olympics for more than 17 years.
He was a member of the Hiram Lodge 180 AF&AM in South Portland,
Maine, Washington Chapter 3 in Portsmouth, Davenport Council 5 in Portsmouth,
DeWitt Clinton Commandery in Portsmouth, and Rivermouth Chapter 54, Order
of the Eastern Star, in Portsmouth.
Mr. Gray was predeceased by a brother Robert T. Gray.
In addition to his wife of 49 years, Mr. Gray is survived by two sons,
Leland E. Gray III of New York City and Jeffrey M. Gray of Gilmanton Iron
Works; a daughter, Margo R. Gray of Trinity County, Calif.; a brother,
Harold N. Gray of Wayne, Pa.; two sisters, Elizabeth Sibel of Framingham,
Mass., and Evelyn B. Reynolds of Dover; and several nieces and nephews.
Order of Eastern Star and Masonic memorial services were held March
26; funeral services were held March 27 at North Hampton Congregational
Donations in Mr. Gray’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford,
The J. Verne Wood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Douglas E. Ayer
Douglas E. Ayer, 55, of Nashua, died at Southern N.H. Medical Center
Tuesday, March 23, 1999, after a lengthy illness
He was born Aug. 5, 1943, in Nashua, the son of Lillian (Cadieux) Ayer
of Nashua and the late Douglas W. Ayer.
Mr. Ayer was a graduate of Nashua High School, class of 1961, and received
a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Lowell Technological Institute
Mr. Ayer had lived in Nashua all his life except for 12 years when
he lived in LaPlata, Md.
Mr. Ayer owned and operated Defense Technology International, Inc.,
Iocated in the historic Stark House in Nashua. He also held three patents
in his name.
He held membership in several professional associations, including
the Association of the United States Army, the Greater Nashua Chamber of
Commerce, the National Defense Industrial Association and the Petroleum
Mr. Ayer had served on Curriculum 2000, a Nashua school district committee,
until last spring, when he left due to his illness.
He was an avid fly fisherman.
He was a member of The First Church (Congregational) UCC of Nashua.
At one time he served on the board of deacons of the church.
In addition to his mother, family members include his wife of more
than 30 years, Lois L. (Brown) Ayer of Nashua; a son, D. Todd Ayer of Nashua;
a daughter, Allison C. Ayer of Nashua, and a student at College of the
Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and
Gregory Crane of Milford; and two nephews, Matthew and Michael Crane, both
A funeral service in his honor was held March 26 at the First Church
(Congregational) UCC. The Rev. James S. Chaloner, senior pastor, officiated.
Interment followed in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua.
Contributions may be made in Mr. Ayer’s memory to the First Church
(Congregational) U C.C., One Concord St., Nashua, NH 03060; The Humane
Society of New England, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03060; or the Floating
Children's Cancer Center, c/o Dr. Lawrence Wolfe, 750 Washington St., Box
014, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111.
The Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, was in charge of arrangements.
Emily Berenice (Edson) Giffin
Emily Berenice (Edson) Giffin, 87, passed away at her home of 57 years
on Tuesday, March 23, 1999. Surrounded by family members, she died peacefully
in her sleep after a short illness.
Born in Amherst on Aug. 10, 1911, the daughter of Harry and Elgia (Rector)
Edson, she grew up in Lexington, Mass. She moved to Wilton after marrying
John Fraser Giffin of Wilton, who died in October 1994, after 54 years
Mrs. Giffin was 1930 graduate of Lexington (Mass.) High School and
was employed as a bookkeeper by the Bell Telephone Co. of Boston for 10
years. In Wilton she served as the town clerk for many years and later
as a bookkeeper for Roger Barraclough Enterprises of Milford.
She was a life-long Thoroughbred horse racing fan and was well known
for her handicapping skills and her beloved yellow 1979 Cadillac. Until
a month ago, Mrs. Giffin drove that 1979 Cadillac 80 miles round trip three
to four days a week to Rockingham Race Track to spend the day with a large
group of senior enthusiasts.
Rockingham Race Track gave Mrs. Giffin and her late husband a 50th
wedding anniversary celebration. The track also named a race in their honor
that day. Mrs. Giffin’s 85th birthday party was also celebrated at the
track with her family and friends, at which time the race track held another
race in her honor. Abigail Fuller, her favorite jockey, won the race and
presented the trophy to Mrs. Giffin in the winner’s circle.
Mrs. Giffin raised and showed Morgan horses. The horses that drew the
carriage hearse for her funeral, provided by Silver Ranch Stables, were
the brothers of Mrs. Giffin’s Morgan mare, "Ensign’s Donna."
She was also an active 4-H Horse club leader of Wilton and was the
promoter and manager of many local horse shows for the 4-H Clubs. She was
a member of the N.H. Mayflower Society.
Mrs. Giffin and her late husband had been members of the National Ski
patrol and founded the Wilton Ski Club and the Temple Mountain Ski Patrol.
Members of her family include a son, Hugh Giffin of Antrim; two daughters,
Dr. Susan Filene of Cambridge, Mass., and D. Rachel Hunter of Wilton; six
grandchildren, Jessica and John Giffin of Antrim, Daniel Filene of Lyme,
Jacob Filene of Cambridge, Mass., Michael Hunter of Cambridge, Mass., and
Skylar Hunter of Wilton.
Funeral services were held March 28, in the Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton.
Burial followed in the Vale End Cemetery of Wilton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of New England,
24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03060; or the Souhegan Nursing Association, 24
North River Road, Milford, NH 03055.
Sarah Frances Pushee
Sarah Frances (Peavey) Pushee, 73, of Baboosic Lake and Manchester,
died March 23, 1999, at a Manchester hospital.
She was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Milford, the daughter of Fred and Freida
(Jewett) Peavey, and had lived in Manchester since 1949.
She was a graduate of Milford High School and the University of New
Hampshire, class of 1949. A member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority and the
UNH Alumni Association, she had also been a cheerleader while at UNH.
Mrs. Pushee was a retired elementary school teacher, having taught
24 years within the Manchester school system. When her children were young,
she was active with the PTA and with the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, serving
as a troop leader. She had been a member of the Elliot Hospital Associates
and was a member of the First Congregational Church.
Mrs. Pushee enjoyed travel and reading, but her primary interests were
her children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Pushee was the wife of Jesse G. Pushee, who died in 1990.
Members of her family include four children, Saralee Pushee Quinn of
Woodstock, Vt.; David G. Pushee of Amherst; Joyce Pushee Augello of Littleton,
Mass.; and Stephen C. Pushee of Manchester; and six grandsons.
The funeral was held March 27 at the First Congregational Church, Manchester.
The Rev. Christopher J. Emerson officiated. Burial will take place later
in the spring in the Greenvale Cemetery in Greenfield.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1492 Elm
St., Manchester, NH 03101; or the American Lung Association of New Hampshire,
456 Beech St., Manchester, NH 03103.
The Goodwin Funeral Home, Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth M. Emerson
Elizabeth M. (Breen) Emerson, 82, of North Chelmsford, Mass., died
Monday, April 5, 1999, at the Saints Memorial Medical Center in Lowell,
She was born on Nov. 26, 1916, in Lowell, Mass., daughter of Rose Breen.
She attended the Butler Elementary School and Lowell High School.
Mrs. Emerson was married to John P. Emerson Sr. They celebrated their
63rd anniversary on Jan. 19, 1999.
Mrs. Emerson worked at Suffolk Knitting Co. in Lowell just after World
War II, and then was a housewife.
She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.
Mrs. Emerson was a lifelong member of the Democratic party. She was
a poet, avid reader and humorist.
Mrs. Emerson was predeceased by a son, Charles T. Emerson, who died
Besides her husband, she is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law,
George R. "Packey" Emerson of Tyngsboro, Mass., John Jr. and Margaret (Minion)
Emerson of Chelmsford, Mass., and Dennis M. and Marilyn (Slater) Emerson
of Merrimack; a daughter and son-in-law, Ellen F. Emerson-Bates and Jack
Bates of Townsend, Mass.; a sister, Gladys Shanley of Needham, Mass.; 11
grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren and their
families; 12 nieces and 12 nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 9, at 8 a.m. at Dolan Funeral
Home, 106 Middlesex St., Chelmsford, Mass., with a funeral Mass at 9 a.m.
at St. John the Evangelist Church. Burial will be in Pine Ridge Cemetery,
Memorial donations may be made to the Paul Center, 39 Concord Road,
Chelmsford, MA 01824.
Mary A. Lojko
Mary Alice (Cohane) Lojko, 75, of Salem, Mass., died Monday, April
5, 1999, at Salem Hospital.
Mrs. Lojko was born in Salem, daughter of Robert J. "Less" and Mary
She was the wife of Stanley J. Lojko Sr.
Mrs. Lojko was raised in Salem. She was educated in Salem and graduated
from Salem High School, class of 1941.
Mrs. Lojko had been employed for 22 years as an office manager for
Stanley J. Lojko and Sons Inc. in Danvers, Mass., until her retirement.
She was an avid traveler and enjoyed trips to Las Vegas with her husband
Mrs. Lojko was predeceased by a son, John Lojko.
Besides her husband, survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law,
Stanley J. Jr. and Linda Lojko of Merrimack, Robert J. and Bridget Lojko
of Danvers, Mass., and Peter M. and Suzanne Lojko of Byfield, Mass.; a
daughter and son-in-law, Susan M. and Michael Carrick of Salem, Mass.;
a sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor "Bubbles" and George Berry of Salem;
11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held April 8 at the O’Donnell Funeral Home, Salem,
Mass. and St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Salem. Burial will be in St. Mary’s
Cemetery, Salem, Mass.
Angelo Graci of Cambridge, Mass., died Saturday, April 3, 1999, at
the Emerson Convalescent Home in Watertown, Mass.
Mr. Graci was born in Boston, son of Philip and Assunta (Cammarato)
Graci. He was a graduate of Arlington (Mass.) High School. He lived in
Cambridge for more than 21 years.
Mr. Graci was the owner of a men’s clothing and tailoring store in
Cambridge, Mass., from 1937 to 1972. He was a maitre d’ at Fantasia’s Restaurant
in Cambridge from 1963 to 1972; and he was a civil engineer with the Middlesex
County Engineering Department and a deputy sheriff at Middlesex Superior
Court in Cambridge from 1967 to 1983.
Mr. Graci was predeceased by a son, Gerald P. Graci.
Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Pace of Merrimack; a sister,
Theresa Biarrio of Arlington, Mass.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held April 8 in the Immaculate Conception Church,
Cambridge, Mass. Interment will be in Cambridge Cemetery.
The Arlington Funeral Home, Arlington, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.
Leo V. Maki
Leo V. Maki, 57, of Mason Road, Brookline, died April 2, 1999, at his
He was born in Worcester, Mass., on Dec. 11, 1941, a son of the late
Edna (Moore) and Leo V. Maki Sr.
Mr. Maki had been a resident of Brookline for 55 years. He was a graduate
of Nashua High School, class of 1961, where he was a member of the track
Mr. Maki had been employed as a maintenance mechanic at Hitchiner Manufacturing
Company in Milford for 27 years.
Mr. Maki was a member of the Brookline Church of Christ. He was a member
of the Brookline Fire Department and a former member of the Brookline Drum
and Bugle Corps. He had served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam and received
the Purple Heart.
Family members include his wife of 30 years, Sue Ann (Caldwell) Maki
of Brookline; two daughters, Sara Ann Sargent of Gilsum and Leanne Scribner
of Buford, S.C; a granddaughter, Elizabeth-Victoria Ann Sargent of Gilsum;
a sister, Lydia Cushman of Oswego, N.Y.; two brothers, Ted Lupfer of Anaheim,
Calif., and Allen Lupfer of Douglas, Ariz.; many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are Monday, April 12, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Smith
and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A memorial service will be
held Tuesday, April 13, at 11 a.m. in the Brookline Church of Christ, Main
Street, Brookline. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Brookline. The
Rev. Jerry Maske will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to The Brookline Ambulance Association,
PO Box 360, Brookline, NH 03033; or to the Kidney Foundation of New Hampshire,
One Tremont St., Concord, NH 03301.
Gladys M. Condon
Gladys M. Condon, 82, formerly of Essex Green, Merrimack, died April
1, 1999, in Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare after a long illness.
She was born in Marblehead, Mass., on Feb. 18, 1917, a daughter of
Henry and Marion (Noyes) Burridge.
Mrs. Condon had lived in Marblehead and Georgetown, Mass., before moving
to Merrimack in 1979. She was a member and former secretary of the Merrimack
Senior Citizens, and a member of the St. James United Methodist Church
She was the widow of George A. Condon, who died Feb. 23,1979.
Members of her family include three sons, Jack Condon of Foxboro, Mass.,
G. Allan Condon of Merrimack, and David Condon of Groveland, Mass.; a daughter,
Lorna Condon of Biddeford, Maine; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held April 5 in the George R. Rivet Funeral Home,
Merrimack. The Rev. W. Ralph Bruce, pastor of St. James United Methodist
Church, officiated. Burial followed in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead,
Gertrude M. Meyer
Worked at Sheraton Tara Hotel in Nashua
Gertrude M. Meyer, 81, of Keene, formerly of Nashua, died Wednesday,
March 31, 1999, at Harborside Health Care-Westwood.
Mrs. Meyer was born on Oct. 28, 1917, in Germany, a daughter of the
late Franz and Bertha (Stichling) Heinemann. She came to the United States
in 1957 and lived in the Boston area before moving to Nashua, where she
lived for 14 years before moving to Keene two years ago.
She was employed at the Sheraton Tara Hotel in Nashua and at several
other area hotels.
Survivors include a son, Gerd W. Heinemann of Brookline; a daughter-in-law;
three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
The Fletcher Funeral Home, Keene, was in charge of arrangements.
Sarah E. Robbins
Sarah F. Robbins, 94, of Hudson, died March 31, 1999, in Fairview Nursing
Home after a long illness.
She was born in North Yarmouth, Maine, on Dec. 13, 1904, a daughter
of the late Granville and Olive (Sawyer) Hawkes.
Mrs. Robbins was a resident of the Nashua/Merrimack area most of her
life. She graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine.
Mrs. Robbins was a generous and caring wife, mother and grandmother
whose love and self-sacrifice for those dear to her was unlimited. Her
interests included gardening, playing cribbage and cheering on her Boston
Mrs. Robbins was predeceased by her husband, Lester Robbins, who died
in 1976, and a daughter, Barbara Greenleaf, who died in 1975.
Members of her family include one daughter, Nancy Stover of Manchester;
five sons, Richard Robbins of Honolulu, Hawaii, Duane Robbins of Largo,
Fla., Frederick Robbins of Amherst, Donald Robbins of Amherst, and Robert
Robbins of San Diego, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
a brother, Robert Hawkes of Bath, Maine; a sister, Elizabeth Austin of
Bath, Maine; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service were held April 3 in the George R. Rivet Funeral Home,
Merrimack. The Rev. Robert J. Cox, pastor of Grace Episcopal Church, Manchester,
officiated. Following cremation, burial will be in Last Rest Cemetery in
Merrimack at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Fairview Nursing Home, 203 Lowell
Road, Hudson, NH 03051.
Dwight R. Perry
Dwight R. Perry, 47, of East Swanzey, died Tuesday, March 30,1999,
at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene following a brief illness.
He was born June 10,1951, in Beverly, Mass., son of the late William
and Sylvia (Brown) Perry. He was a 1969 graduate of Palmer (Mass.) High
School and had attended Catawba College in Salisburg, N.C.
He has been lived in Rindge, Milford and Peterborough before moving
to Swanzey in 1997. He was employed as a printer at New England Business
Service Inc. in Peterborough, and had been a co-owner of Atlantic Printing
Company in Milford.
He was a dedicated father, a caring and hard working individual, and
was active in several local softball leagues.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Cynthia
Perry Smith, of Palmer Mass., in 1996.
Survivors include his son, Alex Perry of Hopedale, Mass.; three brothers,
William B. Perry Jr., and Harold W. Perry, both of Palmer, Mass., and Ethan
T. Perry of Rindge; and many nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will be held at the home of his brother Ethan
T. Perry, 44 Swan Point Road, Rindge, on Sunday, April 11, between noon
and 6 p.m. Private committal services will be held at the convenience of
Because Mr. Perry was an avid reader, those who would like to, may
make contributions in his name to the library of the donor’s choice.
The Cournoyer Funeral Home, Jaffrey, is in charge of arrangements.
Frank Romeyn Philbrick Sr.
Frank Romeyn Philbrick, 84, a retired dairy farmer of 40 years, died
Tuesday, March 30, 1999, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Nashua. He had
lived in Wilton and Mont Vernon.
Mr. Philbrick was born Aug. 10, 1914, in Weare, the son of the late
Romeyn and Alice (Goodale) Philbrick. He was educated in the Weare school
system and began his farming career there. Mr. Philbrick later owned and
operated dairy in farms in Bedford, Amherst and Mont Vernon. He also owned
and operated the Mont Vernon Mobile Home Park.
Mr. Philbrick was past master of the Wyoming Grange and member of the
Halestown Grange, both of Weare. He was a past member of the Weare Fire
Department and the Happy Wearites.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor (Cluche), a son, Donald
Philbrick, his parents, and a brother, Charles Philbrick.
His surviving family includes a close companion, Lois Nichols of Weare;
three sons, Frank R. Philbrick Jr., Henry G. Philbrick and Archie L. Philbrick,
all of Mont Vernon; three daughters, Alice Thorn of Wilton, and Lois Howard
and Carol Bianchi, both of Milford; a sister, Rena Morse of Manchester;
32 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held April 3 at the French and Rising Funeral
Home, Goffstown. Dr. Daniel K. Poling officiated. Burial was in the Hillside
Cemetery in Weare.
Memorial donations may be made to Souhegan Nursing Association, North
River Road, Milford, NH 03055.
John S. Hopkins Sr.
John S. Hopkins Sr., 78, of Whitten Road, Milford, died March 29, 1999,
at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Milford on Oct. 14, 1920, son of the late John 0. and
Della (Daniels) Hopkins.
Mr. Hopkins was a lifelong resident of Milford and graduated from Milford
High School. He owned and operated Hopkins Box Shop on Whitten Road in
Milford for more than 35 years.
Mr. Hopkins was a member of the Granite State Antique Engine Association.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; he served in the Anti-Tank
Company, 341st Infantry Regiment, in Central Europe. He was a member of
the Harley Sanford Post 4368, American Legion, and Ricciardi Hartshorn
Post 23, VFW, Milford.
Mr. Hopkins was a member of the First Baptist Church, Milford.
He was predeceased by his wife, Eva A. (Lagasse) Hopkins, who died
in 1983, and two sisters, Helen B. Tracy and Ola Jenness.
Family members include three sons and daughters-in-law, John S. Hopkins
Jr., Edward A. and Melissa Hopkins, all of Milford, and Donald C. and Janet
Hopkins of Raymond; two daughters, Elaine C. Hopkins of Milford, and Patricia
A. Hopkins of Nashua; six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a sister,
Alice Wheeler of Rochester; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held April 2 in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home,
Milford. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in Mr. Hopkins’ memory may be made to the American Cancer
Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford,
Donald R. Stevens
Donald R Stevens, 63, of Wire Road, Merrimack, died suddenly March
29, 1999, in his home. Mr. Stevens had been a resident of Merrimack for
He was born in Boston, Mass., on Nov. 11, 1935, a son of the late Raymond
and Mary (Graham) Stevens.
He graduated from Boston College and Northeastern College, and had
been employed at Hewlett-Packard as an engineer.
Members of his family include his wife, Patricia (Kramer) Stevens of
Merrimack; two sons, Mark J. Stevens of Hopkinton and Gary M. Stevens of
Concord; nine grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Corrigan of W. Roxbury,
Mass; close personal friends Mr. and Mrs. Anthony LaJewski and family of
Merrimack; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rite of Christian Burial was celebrated April 1 in Our Lady of
Mercy Church, Merrimack. Deacon Michael Monett of Our Lady of Mercy Church,
was the celebrant. Burial followed in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home, Merrimack, was in charge of arrangements.
Tunie A. Hurley
Tunie A. Hurley, 91, of Nashua, died Sunday, March 28, 1999, in the
Courville of Nashua, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Hurley was born May 3, 1907, in Kemi, Finland, the daughter of
John and Mary (Ojala) Adams. She had lived most of her life in Wilton.
She was a 1925 graduate of Milford High School and a 1928 graduate of the
Chandler Secretarial College of Boston.
She had been employed by the Milford town offices for several years
and had been the manager of the Selective Service Board 12 of Milford for
many years. She was employed as a bookkeeper by the French and Heald Furniture
Manufacturing Co. of Milford, and the late Judge Benjamin Prescott of Milford.
She was a member of the former Wilton Senior Citizens.
She was the widow of the former postmaster of Wilton, Thomas D. Hurley,
who died in 1992.
Members of her family in include a daughter, Marylee E. Turcotte of
Merrimack; a grandson, Capt. E. Dennis Turcotte, U.S. Navy; three granddaughters,
Sharron Theberge of Derry, Karalee Atkisson and Adrienne Turcotte of Jacksonville,
Funeral Services were held April 3 in the Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton.
Burial followed in the Laurel Hill Cemetery of Wilton.
Memorial donations may be made to MADD of New Hampshire, 61 Elm St.,
Manchester, NH 03101; or the March of Dimes, 22 Bridge St., Concord, NH
The Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, was in charge of arrangements.
Jean E. Stephen
Jean E. Stephen, 75, of Palm Coast, Fla., died March 28, 1999, in her
home after a brief illness.
She was born in Melrose, Mass., on May 23, 1923, a daughter of John
and Josephine (Parker) McLetchie.
Mrs. Stephen and her husband lived in No. Reading, Mass., for 26 years
before moving to Palm Coast, Fla. They also have a residence in Nashua.
Mrs. Stephen graduated from Nasson College in Springvale, Maine, with a
dental assistant’s degree. She was a member of the New England Quilters’
Guild and Bedford Craftworkers’ Guild.
Members of her family include her husband, James Cortland Stephen;
three sons, Stephen D. Gray of Mason, Dana P. Gray of Townsend, Mass.,
and Lee W. Stephen of Odessa, Fla.; three daughters, Bonnie J. Gentile
of Nashua, Kathi Stephen of Grafton, and Heather S. Lowther of Merrimack;
seven grandchildren; a great-grandson; two sisters, Barbara W. Buker of
Missouri, and Doris Crowe of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held April 1 at the George R. Rivet Funeral Home,
Merrimack. The Rev. Allen Tomlinson, pastor of First Congregational Church,
officiated. Burial was in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack.
Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association of
New Hampshire, 456 Beech St., P0 Box 1014, Manchester, NH 03105.