Miscellaneous Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Obituaries


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Harold P. Greene
Harold P. Greene, 53, of Spofford died Sunday, April 11, 1999, in the Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough after being stricken with a heart attack.
He was born in Peterborough on Oct. 30, 1945, the son of Howard E. and Mary Beth (Edwards) Greene. He had lived in Spofford for two years. 
Mr. Greene had been employed as a machine operator by the TFX Medical Supply Co., Inc. of Jaffrey for two years. Previously, he had been employed by the Hitchiner Mfg. Co. of Milford for several years and later as a landscaper by the National Golf Association for New England area golf courses and on the island of Antigua.
Mr. Greene served as a medic in the United States Army Special Forces in Germany and Vietnam. He was a past Commander of the Hartshorn-Ricciardi American Legion Post 23 of Milford, and had worked with the Special Olympics of New Hampshire for several years.
He leaves his mother, Mary Beth Felt; four brothers, Michael Greene, Randy Greene, David Greene and Robert Greene; two uncles; five aunts and many cousins.
Calling hours will be Wednesday, April 14, 7-9 p.m. in the Nelson Funeral Home, 32 Maple Street, Wilton. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 15, at 2 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery, Temple.
Memorial donations may be made to the Special Olympics of NH, 650 Elm Street #300, Manchester, NH 03101.
Christopher M. Costa  
Navy diver and collector of fine art
Christopher M. Costa, 36, of San Diego, Calif., died suddenly April 9, 1999, at his home.
He was born in Altus, Okla., on Oct. 6, 1962, a son of Frank L. and Elizabeth A. (Cronin) Costa of Milford.
Mr. Costa was a 1980 graduate of Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy, and was a Navy diver. He graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1994 with a bachelorís degree in engineering, and was commissioned in the U.S. Navy.
For a short time, he had been employed as an engineer and project manager with San Diego County. He was a collector of fine art.
In addition to his parents, family members include a daughter, Amber M. Costa of Irvine, Calif.; a brother, Gregory J. Costa of Milford; a sister, Andrea Breton of Cambridge, Mass.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visiting hours will be Friday, April 16, 7-8 p.m. in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Funeral services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the funeral home, followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Wayne R. Fullerton Jr.  
Enjoyed local politics, golf and outdoor activities
Wayne Reynolds Fullerton Jr., 68, a longtime resident of South Lyndeborough, and beloved husband of Mary Alice (Falls) Fullerton, died at home Friday, April 9, 1999, after a lengthy illness. 
He was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., and raised in New Castle, Pa. He graduated from Pennsylvania Military College with a degree in civil engineering, and served five years as an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, both stateside and abroad. 
Mr. Fullerton spent 10 years in the steel and brick business before starting a 30-year career in the pre-stressed concrete industry where he served as a director and committee chairman of several professional organizations. He retired in 1995 . 
He was an active member of the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Wilton Center. He enjoyed local politics, golf and outdoor activities with his beloved dog "Ginger." 
In addition to his wife of 46 years, Mr. Fullerton is survived by his children, Emmy Marshall of Park City, Utah, Daniel Fullerton of West Linn, Ore., Trudi Fullerton of Ossipee, and Joan Skewes of Kensington; a brother, Richard Fullerton of Beaumont, Texas; a sister, Elizabeth Facka of Richmond, Va.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m. in the Unitarian Congregational Society, Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton Center. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle, Pa., at a later date. 
Contributions in Mr. Fullertonís memory may be made to the Souhegan Nursing Association, Hospice Division, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055; or to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 

James J. Murray  
Received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star
James J. Murray, 80, died Thursday, April 8, 1999, at St. Lukeís Hospital in New Bedford, Mass. A resident of Mattapoisett, Mass., he had lived in Milford for many years.
An Army veteran of World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater and received two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.
In 1965, he founded Murray Associates, an employment agency in Nashua and Lowell, Mass.
Mr. Murray was an active volunteer. He served as commander of the Harley-Sanford VFW post and in later years tutored children and acted as a host for the Fresh Air program.
Mr. Murray was predeceased by a son, James Murray Jr.
Survivors include his widow, Margaret; three sons, Michael Murray of Brookline, Mass., Thomas Murray of Hood River, Ore., and Daniel Murray of Milford; two daughters, Maureen Murray and Patricia Murray, both of North Yarmouth, Maine; and five grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, April 17, at 10 a.m. at St. Anthonyís Church in Mattapoisett, Mass.
Josephine S. Wild  
Josephine S. Wild, 86, of Southampton, N.J., and formerly of Amherst, died Saturday, March 20, 1999, at her daughterís home in Hainesport, N.J.
She was born on July 1, 1912, in Garfield, N.J., and resided in New Jersey for most of her life. She spent the early years of her husbandís retirement in Amherst before moving to Southampton.
Mrs. Wild had been an executive secretary at Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in New York before devoting her life to home and family. She enjoyed several hobbies including crocheting, knitting, oil painting and gardening.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward; her son, Robert; and her brother, James.
Surviving are two daughters, Denise Morse of Amherst and Virginia Wilkinson of Hainesport, N.J.; a brother, Charles Stephan of Clifton, N.J.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at St. Paulís Roman Catholic Church in Clifton, N.J. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Paterson, N.J.
Margo A. Raymond  
Margo A. Raymond, 57, of Nashua, died Feb. 23, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Milford. She was the loving wife of George F. Raymond Jr. of Nashua. 
A graveside service will be held Monday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery, Nashua St., Milford. The Rev. Dana Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Milford, will officiate.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 

Grace E. Barron  
Grace E. Barron, 94, of Lowville, N.Y., died April 19, 1999, at the Lewis County Residential Care Facility, where she had lived since January 1998.
Mrs. Barron was born in Keene on Oct. 31, 1904, , the daughter of the late Andrew and Gertrude (Waldo) Sweeney. She graduated from Keene High School and its Teacher Training Class.
She married Robert E. Watkins, who died in June 1939. On Nov. 4, 1941, she married John P. Barron in Keene. He died in November 1944.
Mrs. Barron was secretary to the guidance director of the Keene Union High School for 21 years. She retired in 1965.
She had been a resident of Lowville, N.Y., since 1982, where she was a communicant of St. Peter Catholic Church and a member of St. Thereaís Guild.
Mrs. Barron is survived by two sons, Edward R. Watkins of Lowville and Richard H. Watkins of Melrose, Mass.; two daughters, Barbara G. Fleming of Chula Vista, Calif., and Julia G. Jackson of Long Beach, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by a sister, Florence Sweeney, a brother, Roger Sweeney, two stepsons, a stepdaughter and a granddaughter.
A memorial Mass will be held Thursday, April 22, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lowville, N.Y. The Rev. Sony G. Pulickal will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Keene at the convenience of the family.
Memorial cntributions may be made to St. Peter Church Memorial Fund, Shady Avenue, Lowville, NY 13367.
The Virkler-Percoski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James Patterson  
James Patterson, 40, of Manchester, died April 17, 1999, in Catholic Medical Center after a short illness.
He was born in Milford on March 29, 1959, and was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1977.
He was a member of the Milford Fire Department and was a certified rescue diver.
Mr. Patterson was a communicant of St. George Roman Catholic Church in Manchester and a member of the St. Andrew Society of New Hampshire.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn (Labbe) Patterson of Manchester.
A Memorial Funeral Mass will be celebrated today (Wednesday, April 21), in St. George Church, 517 Pine St., Manchester, at 10 a.m. Urn burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.
Memorial donations may be made to the Milford Fire Department, 39 School St., Milford, NH 03055.
The Lambert Funeral Home, Manchester, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Lillian Patricia Whelton  
Life-long area resident and founder of Share the Harvest
Lillian Patricia (Rock) Whelton, 69, of Brookline, died Saturday, April 17, 1999, at home with her family following a brief illness. 
She was the daughter of the late Cecile (Antaya) Rock and Hubert P. Rock of Nashua. A Hollis resident for more than 30 years, and more recently a resident of Milford and Brookline, Mrs. Whelton was educated in local schools and graduated from Nashua High School in 1948.
As a young woman, she lived in Nashua and worked for New England Telephone and Telegraph, and married her husband, George B. Whelton Jr. They lived for a short time in Cambridge, Mass., and then moved to Hollis. They moved their growing family to New Canaan, Conn., for a number of years and then returned to Hollis where they raised their five children and lived most of her life.
She worked at the Bank of New Hampshire in Nashua for more than 10 years, and upon retirement, opened a gourmet food business with a friend in Hollis. She was a member of the Hollis Garden Club and a discussion leader in the Great Books program, which supports literacy and the appreciation of literature among school-age children.
Mrs. Whelton was the founder and first executive director of Share the Harvest, a non-profit organization that works with local farms to gather and redistribute excess food to support local shelters and families in need.
Share the Harvest, which is run solely by volunteers, was nationally recognized for its important work by receiving President Bushís Thousand Points of Light Award during its early years of operation. Mrs. Whelton continued to work with the Hollis-based organization as a volunteer until the time of her death.
Mrs. Whelton was also an active member of St. Patrick Parish in Milford.
She was predeceased by her oldest son, George B. Whelton III of Boston, Mass. and Hollis; and her brothers, Hubert P. Rock, Robert W. Rock and Francis Rock, all of Nashua; and Albert L. Rock of Hollis; and her sister, Agnes (Rock) Berry of Merrimack. She was also predeceased by her sister-in-law and husband Mary (Whelton) and Anthony Worsowicz of Nashua. 
Mrs. Whelton leaves her husband of 45 years, George B. Whelton Jr. of Brookline; and her sister, Eunice (Rock) OíLeary of Marlboro, Mass.; her children and their spouses, Elizabeth Whelton of Hollis; Christopher and Tara Whelton of Chittenden, Vt.; Marie (Whelton) and Arthur Dyer of Cape Coral, Fla., and Sarah (Whelton) and Michael Buckley of Hollis. 
She also leaves seven granddaughters, Kaitlyn Orde of Hollis; Amber and Jordan Whelton of Chittenden, Vt.; Cecile, Jeannette, and Corinne Dyer of Cape Coral, Fla., and Kristina Buckley of Hollis; five grandsons, Andrew Orde of Hollis; Nicholas Whelton of Chittenden, Vt.; Chet Dyer of Cape Coral, Fla.; and Ian and Quinn Buckley of Hollis.
Mrs. Whelton is survived by a sister-in-law, Shirley Rock of Hollis; a brother-in-law and wife, Joseph and Marion Whelton of Deerfield, Fla.; her sisters-in-law and their spouses, Kathleen (Whelton) and James Gallagher of Arlington, Mass., and Barbara (Whelton) and William Morton of Manhattan Beach, Calif. She also leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, April 23, 10 a.m., in St. Patrick Church, 16 Amherst St., Milford. Interment will be private.
Contributions may be made to Home Health and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.
The Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, is in charge or arrangements.
Helen W. Brown  
Helen W. Brown, 94, of Peterborough, died April 14, 1999, at The Summerhill Home, Peterborough, after a brief illness.
She was born in Milford on Nov. 12, 1904, a daughter of the late Arthur R. and Helen (Lusk) Webster.
She attended Milford schools and graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1925. After secretarial training at the Pierce School in Boston, she worked as secretary to the headmasters at Wilbraham Academy in Massachusetts and Saxton River Academy in Vermont.
During the war years, she worked for General Electric in Bridgeport, Conn., where she married her husband, William N. Brown, in 1946. Mr. Brown died in 1979.
Mrs. Brown lived in Hancock for many years before becoming a resident of the Scott-Farrar Home, Peterborough, in 1986.
Committal services will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to Scott-Farrar Home, 11 Elm St., Peterborough, NH 03458; or to a charity of oneís choice.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Tonya J. Davis  
Tonya J. (Stevens) Davis, 28, of Nashua, died April 13, 1999, in Nashua.
She was born in Tampa, Fla., on March 2, l971, daughter of Kathleen (Warriner) Miner of Manchester and the late Dwight A. Stevens Jr.
Ms. Davis was a resident of Merrimack, where she had attended Merrimack High School.
In addition to her mother, members of her family include two sons, Ryan Loring Baldwin and Derek Daniel Baldwin, both of Nashua; a stepson, Gerald Davis of Manchester; a brother, Dwight A. Stevens III of Merrimack; her maternal grandmother, Barbara J. Warriner of Dunbarton; her stepfather, John W. Miner of Manchester; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral service was held April 15 at George R. Rivet Funeral Home, Merrimack.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sue's Place, 303 Belmont St., Manchester, NH 03103.
Evelyn F. Noon  
A Rebekah for 64 years 
Evelyn F. Noon, 82, entered the Lordís arms Tuesday, April 13, 1999, in Casper, Wyo.
She was born in Nashua on Sept. 25, 1916, a daughter of the late Elmer T. and Mattie (Osgood) Felch. She was a lifelong resident of Milford.
Mrs. Noon was a member of the Custos Morum Rebekab Lodge 23, Milford, for 64 years. She served as Past Noble Grand, Rebekah Assembly Member, Past District Deputy President, Granite State Drill Team, and received the high honor of the Declaration of Chivalry. She was also a member of the Ladiesí Auxiliary, Harley Sanford Post 4368, VFW, Milford.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Milford, and was an active member of their womenís organization.
She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, George C. Noon, who died in 1993.
Family members include her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy L. and Michael J. Quinn, MD, of Casper, Wyo.; four grandchildren; one granddaughter-in-law; and a great-granddaughter, whom she dearly loved. She is also survived by many loving family members in New Hampshire.
A Rebekah service was held April 18. Funeral services followed in the Milford United Methodist Church with interment in Bedford Center Cemetery.
Donations in Mrs. Noonís memory may be made to the Alzheimerís Association, PO Box 851, Casper, WY 82602; or to Odd Fellows Home, 200 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301; or to the charity of your choice.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
Donald E. Brown  
The Rev. Donald E. Brown, 77, of Francestown Turnpike, Mont Vernon, and loving husband of Cora L. (Lakin) Brown, died March 7, 1999, in Mont Vernon. A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 24, l999, at 1 p.m. in Greenlawn Cemetery, Main Street, Mont Vernon.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements. 
Ralph H. Odell  
Ralph H. Odell, 82, a resident of Amherst and loving husband of Margorie N. Odell, died March 1, 1999, in Manchester. A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, April 25, from 2-4 p.m. at his home on 317 Route 101, Amherst.
Clara M. Maki  
Clara M. Maki, 88, formerly of Nashua St., Milford, died Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, in the Life Care Center at South Mountain in Phoenix, Ariz.
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 prior to moving to Arizona two years ago.
She had been employed as a supervisor of the housekeeping department at the Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center in Greenfield for many years.
She was a member of the United Church of Lyndeborough and a member of the Lyndeborough Improvement Society.
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 of Greenfield.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lyndeborough Improvement Society, c/o Margaret Hutchinson, Sec., Edgewater Estates, PO Box 202, Wilton, NH 03086.
The Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, is in charge of arrangements.

Glenn D. Jackson  
Glenn Dale Jackson III, 67, died Thursday, April 22, 1999, at Lower Florida Keys Health Systems. Mr. Jackson was born in Pawtucket, R.I., on March 24, 1932.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The Dean-Lopez Funeral Home, Key West, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Louis J. Kachavos  
Holds several patents; active in community
Louis J. Kachavos of Clark Hill Road, New Boston, died April 22, 1999, at home.
He was born on March 5, 1928, in Derry, the son of John and Giannoula Kokolas. 
Prior to his diagnosis of pancreatic cancer in December 1998, Mr. Kachavos was active in many community projects. Among his interests were the New Boston Library Building Committee, the New Boston Road Committee, the Grange, the N.H. Astronomical Society, the Piscataquog Watershed Association, the N.H. Historical Society, the New Hampshire Symphony and the Opera League.
Mr. Kachavos graduated from Pinkerton Academy in Derry. He received a BSEE degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1952. He served in the U.S. Air Force in Korea from 1952 to 1954, achieving the rank of first lieutenant 
Subsequently, he worked for many electronic firms until his retirement in 1988. In addition to holding several patents, he worked on microwave engineering projects and radar in Greece, Japan and Korea. In retirement he developed an accounting software program for his wifeís medical practice. He also built computers and taught Internet classes at the New Boston Library. 
For the past several years, he operated a tractor business In New Boston, doing field mowing and plowing. A lifelong avid photographer, he had recently developed an interest in astrophotography. He had also become interested in ceramics in the past two years.
Mr. Kachavos is survived by his wife of 29 years, Kathryn A. (Donovan); a son and daughter-in-law, David and Sheila of Manchester; a granddaughter, Robyn Marie of Hooksett; two step-grandchildren, Shannon and James of Manchester; a brother and sister-in-law, CharIes and Kaye of Derry; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Demerra of Derry; Mary and Petro Kallechey of Ocala, Fla.,and Ernestine and George Kaliontzis of Arlington, Mass.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.
He was predeceased by a brother, George, and a sister, Betsy (Speros).
A memorial service will be held at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Hanover Street, Manchester, on Saturday. May 8, at 1 p.m.
Donations in Mr. Kachavosí memory may be made to the New Boston Library Building Fund, Whipple Free Library, New Boston, NH 03070.
Harold L. Thresher  
Harold L. Thresher, 91, of Bedford Road, Merrimack, died April 21, 1999, in Courville Nursing Home after a long illness.
He was born in Worcester, Mass., on July 25, 1907, a son of Harold and Margaret (Conlon) Thresher.
Mr. Thresher was a resident Ware, Mass., and graduated from Ware High School in 1927. He moved to Merrimack in 1944.
He was a selectman for the town of Merrimack from 1968-1970. He was a former chairman of the conservation commission and a member of the Last Rest Cemetery Association.
Mr. Thresher was very active in the acquisition of 80 acres by the town. He was the former chairman of the Historical Society and trustee of the Merrimack Public Library. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church.
Before retirement, he was employed at Chrysler Corporation as a district sales manager, and had been employed at Quaker State Oil Company as a sales manager.
Mr. Thresher was predeceased by his first wife, Kathryn A. Thresher, who died in 1976; a second wife, Electa E. Thresher, who died in 1997; by a brother, Charles W. Thresher, who died in 1991; and a sister, Ruth Megan.
Members of his family include a sister, Marguerite Griffin of Merrimack; and nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 23 in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Merrimack. Fr. Michael Gendron, associate pastor, was the celebrant. Burial followed in St. Williams Cemetery, Ware.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack was in charge of arrangements.

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