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Vieno I. Kolehmainen
Lived in Milford, custodian at high school 
Vieno I. Kolehmainen, 80, a resident of Hillsborough County Nursing Home, Goffstown, died May 4, 1999, at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester. 
She was born in Quincy, Mass., on Sept. 4, 1918, a daughter of Victor and Laina (Falck) Lehtonen. 
Mrs. Kolehmainen had been a resident of Milford for more than 40 years, and had resided in Nashua for many years. 
Prior to her retirement in 1984, she was employed as a custodian at the Milford Area Senior High School for several years. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Eino A. Kolehmainen, who died in 1986. 
Family members include three sons, Wayne E. Kolehmainen of Florida, David A. Kolehmainen of Greenfield and Jace M. Kolehmainen of Laconia; six grandchildren; a brother, Ozzie Waisanen of Warren, Maine; and several nieces. 
There are no visiting hours. Funeral services will be private.
Donations in Mrs. Kolehmainenís memory may be made to the Milford Ambulance Service, 1 Union Square, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Robert I. Morton  
Robert I. Morton, 63, of Mack Hill Road, Amherst, died May 1, 1999, at his home.
He was born in Utica, N.Y., on Jan. 17, 1936, a son of Irving G. Morton of Pinellas Park, Fla., and the late Ruth G. (Baker) Morton. 
Mr. Morton had been a resident of Amherst for 23 years. He was employed by Capitol Plumbing and Heating Supply, Concord, for 29 years. 
Mr. Morton was an avid golfer, skier and enjoyed woodworking. 
Family members include his wife of 36 years, Elfriede (Schaefer) Morton of Amherst; three sons, Scott D. Morton of Manchester, Dennis M. Morton of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Robert I. Morton of New Hartford, N.Y.; two daughters, Deborah L. Pioli of Milford and Lori M. Lastinger of Berryville, Va.; nine grandchildren; a brother, Donald W. Morton of Whitesboro, N.Y.; and a sister, Gail M. Heitz of Whitesboro, N.Y. 
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, May 5) at 10 a.m. in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford.
Donations in Mr. Mortonís memory may be made to Home, Health and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.
 
James A. Villane  
James A. Villane, 89, of Orlando, Fla., died May 1, 1999, in Orlando.
He was born in Milford on Nov. 24, 1909, a son of the late Michael and Angiolina (Caruso) Vallani. 
Mr. Villane had lived in New Hampshire for many years before moving to Florida in 1957. He was employed as a quarryman for 25 years in Milford, and in Fitchburg and Chelmsford, Mass. He was a co-owner of The Union Street Store and had worked at French & Heald Furniture Company in Milford.
Family members include his wife, Catherine (Caulfield) Villane of Orlando, Fla., and two sons, Joseph Villane of Orlando and Gerald Villane of Albuquerque, N.M.
Funeral services were held in Orlando. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Nashua Street, Milford, on Friday, May 7.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Gregory J. Griffin  
Gregory J. "Greg" Griffin, 19, of Tater Street Extension, Mont Vernon, died April 30, 1999, at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born in Bogota, Colombia, on April 10, 1980, a son of Gerald and Joanne (McLaughlin) Griffin of Mont Vernon.
Greg had lived in Mont Vernon for 16 years. He attended Mont Vernon schools and was a senior at Souhegan High School, Amherst.
He worked part time at VIP Auto Center, Milford, and was the manager of Beaver Brook Transportation Museum in Mont Vernon.
Greg enjoyed playing the guitar, woodcarving, karate and was an avid skier.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford.
In addition to his parents, family members include a sister, Alyson M. Griffin of Mont Vernon; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 3 in St. Patrick Church, Milford. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mont Vernon.
Donations in his memory may be made to the St. Patrick Share Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Olga E. Scully  
Olga Elizabeth Scully, 95, of Beech Street, Milford, died April 30, 1999, at Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center, Nashua.
She was born in Wilton on April 18, 1904, a daughter of John and Albertina (Asker) Henrickson.
Mrs. Scully was a lifelong resident of Milford. She was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1923, and Keene Normal School. She was a school teacher for more than 40 years in Mont Vernon, Brookline and Wilton.
Mrs. Scully attended the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Milford. She was a member of the Custos Morum Rebekah Lodge 23, Milford, and had also been a member of the Milford Womanís Club.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles D. Scully, who died in 1955.
Family members include a daughter, Charlotte E. Ricci of Milford and Sacramento, Calif.; three granddaughters, Pamela A. Ricci of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Patricia J. Ricci-Sanders of Dixon, Calif., and Beverly Kay Ricci of Sacramento, Calif.; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Katherine "Kay" Martin of Milford.
A graveside service was held May 3 in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. Donations in Mrs. Scullyís memory may be made to the Milford Ambulance Service, 1 Union Square, Milford, NH 03055; or to Souhegan Nursing Association, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
 
Paul K. Simpson  
Paul K. Simpson of Milbrae, Calif., died April 20, 1999. He was born in Syracuse, N.Y., on Dec. 27, 1925, to Alfred Merrit and Julia Ruth Simpson. He was the youngest of the three sons.
He attended Radnor (Pa.) High School. He entered Villanova University at the age of 17 and played on the basketball team. He received his bachelor of science degree in physics and math from Lake Forest College in Illinois in 1949, where he also played on the men's basketball team.
He was a member of the U.S. Air Force during World War II. Subsequently he taught math and science and coached basketball and baseball for several years in Clayton, Del. He then entered the field of industrial military electronics where he spent 37 years in manufacturing, quality control, procurement, and engineering at various levels of management. After 30 years of service with Lockheed Sanders, he retired in 1990.
Mr. Simpson was awarded several patents and copyrights in military packaging. He also invented several games and toys, one of which he marketed and sold as the Scoot N Ski. Mr. Simpson resided in Amherst for many years where he served on the school board and was very active in school affairs.
One of Mr. Simpson's favorite things to do was his annual trip back east for the Radnor/Lower Merion football game. He will be missed by his friends "The Hasbeens."
Mr. Simpson is survived by his loving wife, Bobbie J., and his sister-in-law, Geri Williams, who reside in Milbrae, Calif., where Mr. Simpson spent the last 20 years; also, his admiring children, Mary Sue of Nashua, Kelley of Casco, Maine, Ruth of Keene, Chuck of Dublin, and Andy of Wilton; and nine grandchildren, whom he would often visit in New England, or fly out to California to see him.
He was predeceased by his brothers, Jim and Frank of Dayton, Ohio.
A memorial service will be at the Merrimack Community Center in Merrimack on Thursday, May 20, from 6-8 p.m. Contact Andy Simpson via Sanders e-mail, or call Mary Sue at 883-6567, for directions.
The California memorial service will be under the direction of the Neptune Society; burial will be at sea in June. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 5675 East Telegraph Road, Suite 230, Los Angeles, CA 90040.

Rosemarie Brooks  
Rosemarie (Willette) Brooks, 64, of Belleview, Fla., formerly of Forest Road, Wilton, died Thursday April 22, 1999, at her home in Belleview after a short illness.
Mrs. Brooks was born in Wilton on Sept. 12, 1934, the daughter of Alfred and Clara (Locke) Willette. She was a 1952 graduate of Wilton High School, and had lived in Wilton for 48 years before moving to Florida 16 years ago. 
She was employed as a machine operator by the Permattach Diamond Tool Corp. of Milford for many years.
Members of her family include her husband, Kenneth Brooks of Belleview, Fla.; a son, Lawrence Sweet of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four daughters, Deborah Garneau of Land OíLakes, Fla., Cindy Hutchinson and Pamela Hadley, both of Wilton, and Elizabeth Beatty of Wildwood, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, A.T. Willette of Milford; a sister, Lydia Earl of Tilton; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial funeral services were held May 3 in the Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery of Wilton.
 
Glenn D. Jackson III  
Glenn D. Jackson III died April 22, 1999, in Key West, Fla., after a short illness. He was 67 years old and lived in Edgartown, Mass.
A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and MIT, Mr. Jackson had worked in the chemical industry for 35 years. 
Service as a pilot in the Air Force led to his lifelong love of aviation. He had a commercial pilotís license and was a member of the Quiet Birdmen and the Experimental Aircraft Association. He also enjoyed fishing and boating and held a license as a "Master of Inland Vessels," running his boat service between Marthaís Vineyard and Nantucket.
He leaves a son, Peter S. Jackson of Hingham, Mass.; a sister, Ann J. Dyson of Amesbury, Mass.; a brother, Robert F. Jackson, and his mother, Elizabeth Darling Jackson, both of Amherst.
Donations in Mr. Jacksonís memory may be made to the American Cancer Society. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
D. Bradford Davis  
Summered at Lake Winnipesaukee
D.. Bradford Davis of Wilton and formerly of Lincoln, Mass., died Monday, April 19 , 1999, after a brief illness. He was 83.
He was raised in Beachmont, Mass., and attended school in Revere. He received his bachelor of arts from Tufts College in 1937.
Until his retirement he was a manufacturer's representative in the electroplating industry. Earlier he developed business for technical publications for the offset printing business of the Lew A. Cummings Company of Manchester, and later, Fine Impressions of Boston. This followed sales management work in printing at the Arthur T. Howard Company, also of Boston.
For many years he was a member and officer of the í76 Club of Boston, in which he remained active until his death.
First introduced to Lake Winnipesaukee when at Camp DeMolay as a boy, for more than 50 years, he was a summer resident of Wolfeboro, where he and his family have a cabin on the lake.
He was a skier, enjoyed boating, and fished with his fellow í76ers each year off Cape Cod. In his later years, he was active in the sport of curling in Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.
Mr. Davis leaves a son, D. Bradford "Chip" Davis Jr. of Wilton; three daughters, Susan Davis Cantril of Washington, D. C., Nancy W.D. Archibald of Lebanon, and Cynthia Davis Johnson of Berkeley, Calif.; four grandchildren, Ambria and Thomas Archibald, and Cameron and Stuart Johnson. His wife, Barbara Glasier Davis, died in 1979.

Annabelle Johnson  
Annabelle (Spence) Johnson, 77, of Federal Hill Road, Hollis, died at her home Tuesday, May 11, 1999, after an illness.
Mrs. Johnson was born on April 10, 1922, a daughter of the late Samuel and Marion (Shattuck) Spence of Nashua. She grew up in Nashua and moved to Hollis in 1947.
She was formerly married to the late Dexter P. Johnson, whom she married on Feb. 15, 1941.
Mrs. Johnson was a teacher for eight years at the Mount Hope School in Nashua. She also spent 18 years as a special education teacher in Hollis. During that time, she had a special project promoting the study of the U.S. Constitution She wrote and self-published a book on the history of the U.S. Constitutional Convention. As a person very interested in United States history, she involved herself with preservation projects, most recently with preserving the village of Monson (Hollis and Milford).
During World War II she ran a drill press at Greenard Arbor Press in Nashua.
Mrs. Johnson had a great interest in music and played the cello in the original Nashua Symphony Orchestra when she was 13. After World War II she became involved in the reorganization of the Symphony and Choral Society, which performed again for the first time on May 2, 1961.
Mrs. Johnson was an accomplished seamstress, artisan and craftsman. She braided rugs, made clothing, wood projects and quilts.
She was a member of the Hollis Historical Society, the New Hampshire Historical Society. and a 50-year member of Matthew Thornton Chapter DAR.
She attended Nashua public schools and graduated from the former Elm Street High School in 1939. She also attended Lasell Junior College in Newton, Mass., Modern School of Applied Art in Boston, Rivier College in Nashua and Keene State College.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Karen Bosquet, who died June 28, 1997, and a grandson, Paul Shawn Bosquet, who died Dec. 21, 1984.
Survivors include her children, Karl and Christina Johnson of Groton, Mass., Kelley Johnson of Hamden, Mass., Kristin J. Schofield of Hollis, and Katrina and Mark Armstrong of Hudson; 12 grandchildren, Timothy Bosquet, Brendan Bosquet, Darrin Bosquet, Betsy Johnson, Brian Johnson, Kelly Anne Johnson, Scott Johnson, Erik Johnson, Melissa Johnson, Jared Schofield, Amanda Schofield, and Aaron Lyon; nine great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Andrea D. Spence of Merrimack; a faithful companion, her dog Murray; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins,
A funeral service will be held today (Friday, May 14), at 11 a.m. in the Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua. The Rev. Stephen Edington will officiate. Interment will follow immediately in Reed Cemetery, Merrimack.
Contributions may be made in Mrs. Johnsonís memory to Hollis Historical Society, Hollis, NH 03049, or American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal St., Manchester, NH 03101.
 
Teresa M. Passamonte  
Teresa M. (Luongo) Passamonte of Woburn, Mass., died Monday, May 10, 1999. She was born in Milford and had been a longtime resident of Woburn.
She is survived by her husband, Antonino Passamonte; a son, Frank Passamonte of Woburn, Mass.; two daughter, Rose Fico of Arlington, Mass., and Maria Passamonte of Somerville, Mass.; two sisters, Septima Gaidmore and Antoinette Sprague, both of Milford; and a brother, Joseph Luongo of Amherst.
She was predeceased by three brothers, John Luongo, Frederick Luongo and Frank Luongo.
Visiting hours will be Wednesday, May 12, 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, May 13, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., at the DeVito Funeral Home, 761 Mount Auburn St., Watertown, Mass. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home, and at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian Assembly Church, Cambridge Street, Boston.
 
Agnes E. Dyer  
Agnes E. Dyer, 87, of Brookline, died May 7, 1999, at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She was the wife of the late Willis C. Dyer.
Mrs. Dyer was born in Boston, Mass., on March 15, 1912, a daughter of the late Angela and John Collins.
She is survived by her sister, Helen Klipli of Honolulu, Hawaii, and by many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Brookline on Saturday, May 8.
J.S. Waterman and Sons-Eastman-Waring in Boston was in charge of arrangements.
 
George O. Beaulieu  
George O. Beaulieu, 73, of Leominster, Mass., died Thursday, May 6, 1999, in Leominster Hospital, after an illness.
He was born Nov. 13, 1925, in Fall River, Mass., the son of Joseph and Louise (St. Pierre) Beaulieu. He had lived there and later in Bellingham, Mass., before moving to Leominster, many years ago.
Mr. Beaulieu was a bus driver for Johnson Transportation Company in New Ipswich, until he retired recently because of illness. Previously he had worked at the Avery-Dennison Co. in Framingham, Mass.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
Mr. Beaulieu was a member of Our Lady of the Lake Church. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans, Noe F. Valois Memorial Chapter, in Leominster and Amvets Post 29 in Fitchburg, Mass. He was a charter member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bellingham Post.
Mr. Beaulieu leaves his wife of 47 years, Margaret (Landino) Beaulieu; a son, George H. "Skip" Beaulieu of Leominster; a daughter, Louanne Sands of Gouldsboro, Maine; three sisters, Pauline Putnam in West Virginia, Pearl Forest of Troy, Maine, and Juliette Brodeur of Everett, Mass.; five grandchildren; and nephews and nieces.
Memorial donations may be made to the George Beaulieu Memorial Fund, c/o Bank of NH, for a scholarship for Wilton-Lyndeborough Co-op and Mascenic high schools.
The Brandon-Siemard Funeral Home in Fitchburg, Mass., was in charge of arrangements.
 
Paul K. Simpson  
A memorial service for Paul K. Simpson, who died April 20, 1999, will be held Thursday, May 20, from 6-8 p.m. at the Merrimack Community Center in Merrimack. Contact Andy Simpson via Sanders e-mail, or call Mary Sue at 883-6567, for directions.
The California memorial service will be under the direction of the Neptune Society; burial will be at sea in June. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, 5675 East Telegraph Road, Suite 230, Los Angeles, CA 90040.
 
D. Bradford Davis  
A memorial service for D. Bradford Davis of Wilton, and formerly of Lincoln, Mass., who died April 19, 1999, will be held Monday, May 24, at 4 p.m. at the First Parish of Lincoln, 14 Bedford Road, Lincoln, Mass.

Charles R. Palmer  
Charles R. Palmer, 55, of Depot Street, Merrimack, died Sunday, May 16, 1999, at his home after a long illness.
Before his illness he had been employed as a correctional officer for the N.H. Department of Corrections at the Hillsborough County Jail in Manchester.
Mr. Palmer was born in Waltham, Mass., on March 1, 1944, a son of the late Herbert and Marjorie (Dennis) Palmer.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Vietnam War.
Members of his family include his wife, Ruth (Haas) Palmer of Merrimack; a daughter, Susan Palmer; a brother, Michael Palmer of New York; and two sisters, Judith Gatteny of Somerville, Mass., and Marjorie Enright of North Reading, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 18 in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack. Fr. Denis Audet, pastor, and deacon Michael Morinette were the concelebrants. Burial followed in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack.
Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Rescue League of N.H., 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack was in charge of arrangements.
 
Beverly A. Gabel  
Beverly A. Gabel, 64, of 16 Stevens Ave., Merrimack, died May 13, 1999, in St. Joseph Hospital, after a brief illness.
She was born in Bangor, Maine, Nov. 30, 1934, a daughter of the late Judson and Myrtle (Blizzard) Drew.
Ms. Gabel had been a resident of Merrimack since 1960. She was employed at Sanders Associates as an executive secretary.
Members of her family include two sons, Mark Gabel of Wilton and Matthew Gabel of Nashua; and three grandchildren.
A funeral service was held May 16 in George R. Rivet Funeral Home, Merrimack. The Rev. Arthur Clifford, retired pastor, officiated.
Following cremation, burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Bangor, Maine. 
 
Renaldo Pondiscio  
Renaldo "Ronnie" Pondiscio, 83, of Wren Court, Merrimack, died May 13, 1999, in Elliot Hospital in Manchester, after a long illness.
He was born in Montclair, N.J., on Aug. 16, 1915, a son of the late Michael and Anita Pondiscio.
Before retirement he was the owner of Ronnie's.
Mr. Pondiscio was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, who served during World War II. He was a resident of Montclair and Glen Ridge, N.J., until l992.
Mr. Pondiscio was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack, and was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council.
Members of his family include his wife, Louise Pondiscio of Merrimack; a son, Michael Pondiscio of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Anita Souter of Bedford; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a brother, Michael Pondiscio of Totowa, N.J.; three sisters, Susan Caliendo, of Melrose Park, Ill., and Edith Ferrara and Josephine Caggiano, both of Montclair, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one brother, Anthony Pondiscio, and a sister, Theresa DiNicola.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 17 in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Merrimack. Fr. Denis Audet, pastor, was the celebrant.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack, was in charge arrangements.
 
Benjamin Pearse  
Benjamin Pearse, 77, of Mason, formerly of Hampton, and Peabody, Mass., died May 12, 1999, at the Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center in Nashua, following a short illness. 
Born and raised in Peabody, Mass., he was the son of the late Harry H. and Margaret (Knowles) Pearse.
An Army veteran of World War II, he served in Northern France with the 66th Quartermaster Company and attained the rank of staff sergeant.
He began his career in the leather industry with his father, in the operation of the family business, Pearse Leather Products Company, in Salem, Mass. After his father's retirement, he continued to run the company and later moved the operation to Hampton. While operating that business, he formed the Pearse Leather Company in Hampton, and operated both until his retirement in the mid 1980s.
He was a member of the Amity Lodge, AF&AM, of Danvers, Mass. An avid golfer, he also enjoyed reading, gardening and woodworking.
He is survived by a son, Benjamin Pearse II, of Amesbury, Mass.; two daughters, Margaret Pearse-Panacopoulos of Newburyport, Mass., Elizabeth Sotis of Ipswich, Mass., six grandchildren, Alexandra Panacopoulos and Charles Panacopoulos of Newburyport, Mass., Stephanie Sotis, James Peter Sotis, Evelyn Sotis and Christina Sotis, all of Ipswich, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Pearse, and two sisters, Norma Pearse Murphy and Mary L. Pearse.
A funeral service was held May 17 in the Full-Spychalski Funeral Home, Salem, Mass. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Danvers, Mass.
Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 66-Y Concord St., Wilmington, MA 01887-2100.
 
Mildred J. Buchanan  
Mildred J. Buchanan, 82, of Howard Street, Wilton, died Tuesday May 11, 1999, in the Harborside Healthcare - Crestwood in Milford, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Buchanan was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 16, 1916, the daughter of the late Oscar and Jennie (Nelson) Skoog.
She was the widow of Walter W. Buchanan, who died in 1975, and had lived in Wilton for seven years before entering the nursing home two years ago.
She was well known by her family and friends for her love of animals and as an avid reader.
Members of her family include two sons, Walter N. Buchanan of Gorham, Maine, and Dennis G. Buchanan of Manheim, Pa.; a daughter, Claudia Young of Wilton; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held May 15 in the Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton. Burial followed in the Vale End Cemetery of Wilton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Home Health and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060; or the Humane Society of New England, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03060.


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