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Astrid J. Blair
Astrid J. Blair, 98, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at The Pillsbury Home, Milford. 
She was born in Somerville, Mass., on May 23, 1901, a daughter of the late Frans E. and Josephine (Nilsson) Johnson. 
Mrs. Blair had been a resident of Milford for 32 years and had formerly resided in Nashua. 
She was employed as a secretary for J. Hubbard Company, Nashua. 
Mrs. Blair was a member of The First Congregational Church, UCC, Milford, the Laura G. Heald Club and The Women's League. She was a member of the Fylgie Lodge in Somerville, Mass. 
She was predeceased by her husband, William R. Blair, who died in 1966, and three brothers, Victor Johnson, Clarence Johnson and Harry Johnson. 
Family members include two nephews, David Johnson of Michigan and Herbert Swenson of Milford; three nieces, Beth Blicker of Michigan, Judi Schulke of England and Jean Kennedy of Massachusetts. 
There are no services. Burial will be in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, Mass.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Maurice Bonow
Maurice Bonow of Milford died Dec. 18, 1999.
He chose to live his later years with his family in Milford, a small New England town much like his native Moorestown, N.J., where he was born almost 92 years ago on Feb. 23, 1908. Here he experienced an unexpected treasure -- overwhelming friendliness, respect, and, surprisingly, appreciation for his beloved, albeit unusual, brand of humor.
At the time of his retirement in 1974, Mr. Bonow was assistant vice president of Oxford Finance Company, Philadelphia, Pa.
Maurice "Pops" Bonow leaves his beloved ones with a cherished, indelible mark.
The family includes his deceased wife, Lillian (Sweiman) Bonow; one daughter, Carol Bonow of Milford; one son, Jerry Bonow of Pompano Beach, Fla.; a grandson, Jesse Bonow Weyl of Amherst; and two granddaughters, Meredith Bonow Webster of Philadelphia, Pa., and Beth Bonow of Hollywood, Fla.
Services were conducted on Dec. 21 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Elva A. Gallant
Elva A. Gallant, 80, 65 Washington Street, Wilton, formerly of Buck Road, Lyndeborough, died Monday, Dec. 20, at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center of Worcester, Mass., after a short illness.
Born in Proctorsville, Vt., she had lived for 47 years in Lyndeborough before moving to Keene two years ago.
Mrs. Gallant was a charter member of the Parents of the Handicapped Association which established both state and local funding for education programs in Wilton and surrounding towns. She was also a founder of the Souhegan Valley Association for the Handicapped, now know as the Souhegan Valley Resources of Amherst.
She was the widow of Arthur L. Gallant who died in 1989, and was predeceased by one brother and two sisters.
Members of her family include two sons James E. Sherer of Proctorsville, Vt., and Robert Gallant of Keene; two daughters, Mary Springer of Reading, Vt., and Joyce E. Diemond of Keene; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Hollis N. Sherer of Ludlow, Vt.; two sisters Margaret E. Bixby of Proctorsville, Vt., and Charlotte Perry of North Springfield, Vt.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 23, in the Sacred Heart Church, Wilton. Burial followed in South Cemetery, Lyndeborough.
Memorial donations may be made to the Keene Fire Department, 32 Vernon St., Keene, NH 03431; Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, PO Box 564 Keene, NH 03431
The Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, was in charge of arrangements.

Ida R. Maniglia
Ida R. Maniglia, 86, resident of Mack Hill Road, Amherst, died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at Harborside Healthcare Center, Milford. 
She was born in Rochester, N.Y. on March 13, 1913, a daughter of the late Andrea and Angelina (Cancilla) Garofolo. 
Mrs. Maniglia had been a resident of Amherst, for the past two years and had formerly resided in San Jose, Calif., for most of her life. 
She was employed by Beechnut Foods, San Jose, Calif., for more than 20 years. 
Mrs. Maniglia was active at the Brail Center, San Jose, Calif. In addition, she was active in T.O.P.S. and K.O.P.S. in San Jose, Calif. She was a longtime member of the San Jose Light and Opera Guild. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank A. Maniglia. 
Family members include a son, Joseph F. Maniglia of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Andrea L. Maniglia of Amherst; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Cozzo of San Jose, Calif.; two brothers, Sam Garafolo of San Jose, Calif., Vince Garafolo of Long Beach, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held in San Jose, Calif.
Donations in her memory may be made to St. Patrick Share Program, P.O. Box 27, Milford, NH 03055; or to Souhegan Nursing Association, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 

George Anthony Taft
George Anthony Taft, 62, beloved husband of Linda (Stewart) Taft and loving father of Michael S. and Jennifer P. died Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1999, at Danbury, Conn. Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Taft was born in Providence, R.I., on May 29, 1937, a son of the late Paul and Isabelle (Feid) Taft. He attended Providence schools and graduated high school in Peterborough. Mr. Taft served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict for four years. He was an alumnus of the University of New Hampshire class of 1965, where he received his bachelorís. and masterís degree. in electrical engineering. He received an MBA from Northeastern University in 1975.
Mr. Taft began his career in 1965 with Sanders Associates of Nashua. He left Sanders Lockheed as a vice president after 22 years. He joined Loral Corp. of Yonkers, N.Y., in 1987 as an executive vice president. He and his wife moved to Ridgefield, Conn., in 1988 from Amherst. He retired from Lockheed in 1996.
His last years were spent working in England on a project with the CAA of the United Kingdom. He and his wife spent a year living in London.
Besides his wife and son of San Francisco and daughter of Boston, survivors include two sisters, Constance Needham of New York City and Paula Rogers of Concord; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Dec. 23 at the First Congregational Church of Ridgefield, Conn. Burial followed in Maple Shade Cemetery, Ridgefield, Conn.
Contributions can be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897.
 
Thelma R. Fessenden
Memorial services for Thelma R. Fessenden, who died Dec. 22, 1999, will be held Saturday, Jan. 8, at 11 a.m. in the Church of Christ, Main Street, Brookline. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Brookline.
Donations in Mrs. Fessendenís memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032. 
Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford is in charge of arrangements.

Helen J. (Donovan) Quinn
Helen J. (Donovan) Quinn, 85, of Scarsdale, N.Y., and South Yarmouth, Mass., formerly of Needham Mass., died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in Scarsdale.
She was born on Aug. 7, 1914, in Boston, Mass., daughter of James T. and Lena J. (Maynard) Donovan. She had lived in Needham for 40 years.
She was the widow of Commander John S. Quinn Jr. USNR (Ret.), who died Feb. 19, 1975.
Mrs. Quinn was a graduate of the Boston Academy of Notre Dame. She received a bachelor of arts degree cum laude from Regis College in 1938, and a master of education degree from Boston college in 1942. During 1938 and 1939 she studied at Oxford and Cambridge in England.
She was a secondary school teacher and a real estate broker. Her community activities included community coordinator Needham Girl Scouts, director Broadmeadow PTA, and Needham Junior New Century Club.
Mrs. Quinn was a member of the Boston Junior Aide League, the USS Constitution Museum, and the Bass River Yacht Club. She was an associate of the Boston Public Library. Her hobbies included sailing, horsebackriding, bridge and traveling.
Survivors include two daughters, Hillsborough County Commissioner Carol H. Holden of Amherst and Nancy J. Rodgers of Scarsdale, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Helen E. Holden Esq. of New York, Jonathan B. Holden of North Hampton, Lydia A. Holden and David V. Holden of Boston, and James M. Rodgers and Josephine W. Rodgers of New York.
The Leo J. McMaster Funeral Home in Braintree, Mass., is in charge of arrangements

Edith M. Rolls
Edith M. Rolls, 92, resident of Elm Street, Milford, died Saturday, Jan. 1 2000, at Harborside Healthcare Center in Milford.
She was born in England on Aug. 15, 1907, a daughter of the late Henry and Bertha (Thompson) Bird.
Mrs. Rolls had been a resident of Milford for the past year and had formerly resided in Brookline 11 years and Belmont, Mass., for more than 30 years.
She was a former member of St. Peterís Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Mass.
Family members include her son and daughter-in-law, David W. and Kay Rolls of Brookline; four step-grandchildren; and seven step-great-granchildren.
Funeral services are private. Burial will be in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, Mass.
Donations in her memory may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 66 Hanover Street, suite 101, Manchester, NH 03101-2230.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy M. Rouleau
Dorothy M. (Carter) Rouleau, 71, of Harris Road, Nashua, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
She was the wife of the late Joseph "Red" Rouleau who died March 10, 1997.
Born in Nashua on Oct. 5, 1928, a daughter of the late Leonard and Marie (Kelley) Carter. A life-long resident of Nashua, she attended the Nashua school system.
Mrs. Rouleau worked at the Doehla Greeting Card Co. for more than 20 years. She retired after the closing of the card shop.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Sharon (Page) Rouleau of Nashua, Scot and Janice (Demers) Rouleau of Nashua; a daughter and son-in-law, Marie (Tufts) and David Palmer of Wilton; a sister, Madeline Fowler of Nashua; four grandchildren, Laura and Julie Palmer, Angela Fisher and Jason Rouleau; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral services was held Jan. 4 in the Chapel of the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, Nashua. Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.

Marcia Ducas Sommers
Marcia Ducas Sommers, 47, of Amherst, died Dec. 26, 1999, in Seattle, Wash., due to complications surrounding a second bone marrow transplant following an eight-year struggle with cancer.
She was born in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 5, 1952, a daughter of Angelo Ducas of Cambridge, Mass., and the late Stella (Petris) Ducas.
Mrs. Sommers graduated from Watertown (Mass.) High in 1970 and received her bachelorís degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1974.
She had been a resident of Amherst for 17 years.
She will always be remembered as a wonderful mother and wife. She was a kind and gentle woman who touched a great number of people during her lifetime. Her many close friends and family will miss her tremendously.
Family members include her husband of 24 years, Thomas Sommers; a daughter, Sara Sommers; and a son, Chris Sommers, all of Amherst; her father and his wife, Angelo and June Ducas of Cambridge, Mass.; a sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and George Popas of Watertown, Mass.; a brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Linda Ducas of Waltham, Mass. 
In addition, she is survived by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Roseann Sommers of North Carolina; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mary and Rich Symuleski of Illinois, Ellen and Bill Beery of Connecticut, Pat Sommers of Illinois, Joan Sommers-Richter and her husband Ernie of Illinois, Ed and Laurie Sommers of Nevada, and Bill and Tracy Sommers of California; cherished nieces and nephews include Steven and Sofia Popas, Matthew and Stephanie Ducas, Meg Symuleski, Matt, Jon, Will and Brie Beery, and Adelyn and Cecelia Richter.
Funeral services were held on January 3 in the Church of Our Saviour, Milford. Burial followed in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst. 
A memorial fund has been set up for Marcia and Tomís children, Chris and Sara. Remembrances may be sent to Marcia Ducas Sommers Memorial Fund, c/o Citizens Bank, Attn: Laurie Warren, 273 Elm St., Milford, NH 03055, Account 3346051867. 
Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Helmi K. Karnis
Helmi K. Karnis, 93, of Hunt Community, Nashua, died Jan. 6, 2000. 
She was born in Rockport, Maine, on March 18, 1906, a daughter of the late Matt and Sophia (Uusitalo) Anderson. 
Mrs. Karnis had been a resident of Nashua, for the past year and had formerly resided in Tenants Harbor, Maine, and in Milford and Mont Vernon. 
Mrs. Karnis enjoyed gardening and reading. She was a member of Custos Morum Rebekah Lodge 23, Milford. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel J. Karnis, who died in 1986.
Family members include three daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Charles McGettigan of Wilton, Ruth and Wilfred Leduc of Milford, and Virginia Karnis of Wilton; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas Karnis of Greenfield and Alfred and Carolyn Karnis of Milford; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a sister, Esther Johnstone of Tenants Harbor, Maine; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Kathleen Anderson of Belmont, Maine; many nieces and nephews; and several relatives in Finland. 
Funeral services were held Jan. 8 in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in Mrs. Karnisí memory may be made to Souhegan Valley Resources, 11 Caldwell Drive, Amherst, NH 03031.

Owen R. Lochman
Owen R. Lochman, 85, of Patten Road, Merrimack, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at Harborside Healthcare - Crestwood in Milford.
He was born in Somerville, Mass., on May 10, 1914, a son of the late William Hague and Eveen (Lydon) Lochman.
Before retirement, Mr. Lochman was employed at Gulf Oil Co. for 37 years as a salesman. He had lived in Weymouth, Mass., for 37 years before moving to Merrimack in 1976, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Weymouth, Mass., and Milford. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II.
Mr. Lochman was the widower of Leota E. Lochman, who died Dec. 25, 1999.
Members of his family include a son, Kurt Lochman of Merrimack; two grandchildren, Catherine and Michael Lochman; a sister, Adrienne Marson of Braintree, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held today (Friday, Jan. 7) in the George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack. The Rev. William Balson, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, and Fr. Dennis Audet, pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church, will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 360 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110.

M. Gail Proctor
M. Gail Proctor, 60, of Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, died Jan. 6, 2000, in her home. 
She was born in Lowell, Mass., on Oct. 26, 1939, a daughter of Mary (McCaffrey) Proctor of Milford, and the late Ray A. Proctor. 
Miss Proctor had been a resident of Wilton for the past three years and had formerly resided in Milford for most of her life. 
She was employed by Souhegan Valley Resources in Amherst. 
In addition to her mother, she is survived by five sisters, Martha Lamminen of Wilton, Jane Bowman of Peterborough, Patricia Kelly and Dawn Moore, both of Milford, and Marjorie Quinlan of Antrim; two brothers, Jonathan Proctor of Keene, and Stephen Proctor of Wilton; many nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. 
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, Milford. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in Miss Proctorís memory may be made to Souhegan Valley Resources, 11 Caldwell Drive, Amherst, NH 03031.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements. 

Marion E. Smith
Marion E. Smith, 86, of South Paris, Maine, passed away peacefully on Dec. 28, 1999, at Market Square Health Care Center in South Paris after an extended period of failing health.
She was born in South Paris on May 25, 1913, a daughter of the late Jason G. Sr. and Elvira (Downs) Smith. She was educated in South Paris schools. For most of her life she made her home on Buckfield Road in South Paris.
Ms. Smith had been a nanny in her earlier years. She loved to travel for visits with family and friends, and particularly to see covered bridges. She enjoyed plants and flowers and kept numerous scrapbooks and photograph albums.
She looked forward to attending the annual Smith family reunion at Fryeburg, Maine, and was a tremendous resource for the family genealogies.
Ms. Smith was predeceased by a son, Richard A. Smith, on May 25,1996; a half-brother, G. Nelson Smith; a brother, Jason G. Smith Jr.; and four sisters, Dorothy Smith, Florence Mitchell, Arlene E. Bokousky and Edna M. Brown.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas E. and Juanita Smith of South Paris; a sister, Eva Stanzilis of Mexico; two grandsons, Jeff Smith of Virginia and Tracy .T. Smith of Lewiston, Maine; and several nieces and nephews, including Jerrie E. Rollins of Milford and Bette A. King of Nashua.
Burial was at Riverside Cemetery, South Paris, Maine. The Weston-Chandler Funeral Home in South Paris, Maine, was in charge of arrangements.

Pauline B. Walker
Pauline Bly Walker, 68, of Waterman Court, Weare, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Concord Hospital. 
She was born in Keene on Feb. 23, 1931, a daughter of the late Kenneth M. and Marguerite (Rivers) Bly. 
She was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1949. 
Mrs. Walker had been a resident of Weare for the last several years and had formerly resided in Amherst for many years. 
She had been a homemaker all of her life, and worked for a brief time at PVA-EPVA, Inc., in Wilton. 
She was one of the charter members of Milford Rainbow Assembly 13, and a member of Puritan Charity Themis Chapter 29, Order of Eastern Star, Milford. 
Family members include her husband of 48 years, James L. Walker Sr. of Weare; four sons, James L. Walker Jr. of Hooksett, Jay K. Walker and Jon C. Walker, both of Weare, and Jason A. Walker of Amherst; three daughters, Paula Walker McLaughlin of Concord, Penny Walker Brown of Sharon and Patty Walker Thomas of Scarborough, Maine; 10 grandchildren; her twin sister, Irene Bly Rocca; three brothers, Kenneth Bly, Rodney Bly and Gene Bly: her stepmother, Lillian Cole; and many nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, Jan. 12) at 10 a.m., in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. There will be no graveside service.
Donations in Mrs. Walker's name may be made to the Concord Regional VNA-Home Care Program, Box 1797, Concord, NH 03302-1797. 

Doris E. Dobbins
Doris E. Dobbins, 85, resident of Milford, died Jan. 12, 2000 at Harborside Northwood in Bedford. 
She was born in Bedford, Iowa, on Nov. 8, 1914, a daughter of the late Charles F. and Clara O. (Wilson) Clatterbaugh. 
She grew up in Shenandoah, Iowa. Her interest in high school was music and she played saxophone in the marching band and school bands and also played piano for competition.
She met her husband, Blair, at KMA Radio where she was a transcription librarian. They were married in Tingley, Iowa, by Blairís father, the Rev. B.E. Dobbins. Later, they moved to Colorado and lived in Boulder for many years. She was the secretary of Burke Elementary School in Colorado from 1961-1973.
When Mrs. Dobbins and her husband retired in 1973, they moved to Estes Park, Colo., where she loved hiking the Rocky Mountain Park trails with her friends and enjoying the wildflowers, which she knew all by name. 
Family, friends and young people were very important to Mrs. Dobbins and she loved to entertain them in her home with outdoor breakfasts. She loved traveling, cooking, biking, needlepoint, letter writing, taking pictures, music, and her dog, Snickers.
Following the death of her husband in 1993, she moved to Milford to live with her son and family. 
She was predeceased by her brothers, Francis Clatterbaugh, Ken Clatterbaugh, and a sister, Laura Thomson. 
Family members include her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Dobbins of Milford; three grandchildren, Wendy Gadola of Arizona, Heather Dobbins of Penn., and Jason Dobbins of Concord; two great-grandchildren, Angee Gadola and Ryan Gadola, both of Arizona; a nephew, Ron and his wife, Jeyneise Dobbins; a niece, Jeannine and her husband, John Stenzel; many other nephews and nieces, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. 
A private memorial service will be held in Estes Park, Colo. Interment will be in the Community Church of the Rockies Columbarium.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer Association, 919 North Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, ILL. 60611-1676; to the Souhegan Nursing Association, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055; or to the VNA, Home, Health and Hospice, OHVNS, 1850 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 

Mary Etta Galli
Mary Etta Galli, 83, of Laurel Street, Milford, died Jan. 12, 2000, at her home. 
She was born in Wilton on Aug. 17, 1916, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mabel (Carter) McPolin. 
Mrs. Galli had been a resident of Milford, for most of her life. She was a graduate of Milford High School. She had worked at Hillsborough Mills in Milford and Abbott Machine Company in Wilton for 38 years. 
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford, and a member of the Catholic Foresters, Wilton, and Bent Burke Post 10, American Legion Auxiliary, Wilton. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Pierino Galli. 
Family members include four nephews, John Liljeberg of Nashua, Robert Liljeberg of Bennington, Edward Phillips of Milford and Ralph Phillips of Nashua; a niece, Patricia Francis of Sheffield, Vt.; three great-nieces, Trina Forsing of Manchester, Sheryl Harris of Germany and Kelly Smith of Northfield; and a cousin, Harvey Carter of Wilton. 
Funeral services were held Jan. 17 in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. 

Gertrude M. Gerstenberger
Gertrude M. Gerstenberger, 103, resident of Amherst Street, Amherst, died Jan. 11, 2000, at the Lebanon Center, Lebanon.
She was born In Methuen, Mass., on Oct. 12, 1896, a daughter of the late Fredrick and Johanna (Hugel) Hoyer. 
Mrs. Gerstenberger had been a resident of Lebanon, for the past several months and had formerly resided in Amherst for 13 years and Methuen, Mass. for most of her life. 
She was a member of Household of Faith, Amherst. 
Mrs. Gerstenberger was predeceased by her husband, Arthur W. Gerstenberger Sr. who died in 1987. 
Family members include two sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur W. and Arleen Gerstenberger of Lebanon, Ronald H. and Beverly Gerstenberger of Amherst; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held Jan. 13 in the French and Heald Funeral Home, Milford. Burial was in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Mass.
Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of oneís choice. Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

Norman T. Gleneck
Retired Air Force Lt. Col.
Norman T. Gleneck 67, of Kenvil, N.J.,. died on Jan. 7, 2000 at St. Clareís Hospital in Dover, N.J. after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Gleneck was born in Burlington, Vt. on March 27, 1932, the son of the late John and Adeline (Trudel) Gleneck. He was educated in Nashua, then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, graduating from the Naval Academy at Annapolis. Upon graduation, he entered the Air Force and became a career Air Force officer, serving during the Korean and Vietnam Wars; retiring in 1992 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Survivors include his wife MiJa; three sons Bruce and Dale, both of Memphis, Tenn., and Scott of Tallahassee, Fla., one daughter, Dona Sneller of Norfolk, Va.; one stepson, Thomas Chang of New Brunswick, N.J..; two stepdaughters, LiLa Rodrigues of Parsippany, N.J. and Tina Chang of Gainesville, Fla.; two brothers, David of Nashua and Paul of Wilton; two sisters, Joyce Pelchat of Amherst and Nancy Guilmain of Nashua; seven grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother, Robert.
Mr. Gleneck was buried at Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph, N.J. with full military honors.

Laura C. Miller
Laura Craig Miller, 84, resident of Chestnut Hill Road, New Boston, died Jan. 11, 2000, at her home. 
She was born in Durham, Maine, on Sept. 18, 1915, a daughter of the late Silas W. and Delilah (Sharp) Craig. 
Mrs. Miller had been a resident of New Boston, for the past 18 years. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Miller. 
Family members include her son and daughter-in-law, Alden W. and Lorraine (Sanford) Miller of New Boston; a granddaughter, Cherilyn Alicia Miller Bright of New Boston; a grandson, Douglas Sanford Miller of New Boston; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held Jan. 15 in the Chestnut Hill Chapel, 219 Chestnut Hill Road, New Boston. Burial was in Dublin Cemetery, Dublin in the spring.
Funeral services were held Jan. 15 in the Chestnut Hill Chapel, New Boston. Burial will be in Dublin Cemetery, Dublin, in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to the Friends of Ian (a special fund in support of a handicapped child), c/o Bruce and Sue Lyman, 751 Jaffrey Road, Marlborough, NH 03455.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements. 

James F. Penney
James F. Penney, 68, resident of Corduroy Road, Amherst, died Jan. 11, 2000, at Integrated Health Services, Manchester. 
He was born in Worcester, Mass., on June 13, 1931, a son of the late Cyril and Ruth (Dodge) Penney. 
Mr. Penney had been a resident of Amherst, for the past 27 years. 
He earned his bachelors degree in economics from Dartmouth College and his masters degree from the Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College. 
Mr. Penney was founder and president of Penney Advertising, Amherst. He worked for Miniature Precision Bearings Inc., Keene, and had been a marketing analyst for U.S. Steel, Cleveland, Ohio. 
He was a U.S Army veteran having served in the Counter Intelligence Corp. during the Korean War. 
Mr. Penney was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed gardening, golfing and loved the ocean. He was also a devoted Red Sox fan. 
Family members include his wife of 47 years. Nancy E. (Peterson) Penney of Amherst; three daughters, Erika D. Penney of Belmont, Mass., Pamela Penney Mottla of East Douglas, Mass., Debora D. Penney of Lynnfield, Mass.; a sister, Marilyn P. Barnard of Worcester, Mass., and seven nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held Jan. 14 in the Amherst Congregational Church, Amherst. Burial will be in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst, in the spring.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Restoration Fund, c/o Amherst Congregational Church, 11 Church Street, Amherst, NH 03031.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

June L. Smith
June Louise (Newell) Smith, 73, of Nashua, formerly of Lowell, Mass., died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
She was the wife of Merton E. Smith. They celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary Oct. 26.
Born in Cambridge, Mass., she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Powers) Newell. Mrs. Smith attended school in Medford, Mass.
In her early years she worked as a nurse's aide at the Lowell General Hospital. Later she worked at Raytheon at the South Lowell plant for many years until retiring with her husband in 1988.
Mrs. Smith loved God, her family, friends and gardening. She also loved ballroom dancing and playing Phyllis Diller while entertaining at the local nursing homes.
She lived in Lowell for many years before moving to Nashua 22 years ago. She was a member of the Nashua Chapter of T.O.P.S. and the Calvary Baptist Church.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Marlene Blamy of Walpole, and Steven and Jessica Blamy of Inverness, Fla.; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Charlotte Donovan of Nashua, Mary and Michael Parker of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Kathy and John Boyette of Winter Garden, Fla., and Brenda and Scott Walsh of Cambridge, Vt.; a stepson, Norman Smith of Milford; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Dot Newell of Wilmington, Mass.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held today (Wednesday, Jan. 19), at the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. 

Laila Irene Todd
Laila Irene Todd, 56, of Wire Road, Merrimack, died Friday Jan. 7, 2000, at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester.
She was born in Goffstown, on Feb. 21, 1943, a daughter of the late Joseph and Effie (Karnis) Tucker.
Mrs. Todd was a graduate of Milford High School, class of I961. In 1962, she graduated from the Moore General School of Practical Nursing, and worked for the Elliot Hospital as a LPN until her first child was born.
In her youth, she was involved in 4-H, Rainbow Girls and later was a member of Puritan Charity Chapter 29 Order of the Eastern Star of Milford.
Mrs. Todd was a resident of Merrimack for 33 years. During that time, she was a member of the First Congregational Church, serving on the Ladiesí Aid Society, World Service Board, and as a deaconess. She and her husband were the sextons of the church for 21 years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, family gatherings, auto racing and helping others through various outreach groups.
Members of her family include her husband of 33 years, Clayton G. Todd of Merrimack, a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Lisa Todd of Jefferson, a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Joseph Litman of Manchester; two sisters, Elizabeth Paige of Fairfield, Conn., and Anne-Marie Tucker of Merrimack; a brother, Eric Tucker of Carson, Calif., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins
Funeral services were held Jan. 11 in the First Congregational Church, Merrimack. The Rev. Allen Tomlinson, Ph.D., and Rev. Steve Wilfert, Ph.D., former associate pastor officiated. Burial followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery, may be made to the VNA Home Health and Hospice, 1850 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home, Merrimack, was in charge of arrangements.


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