|Mary C. Buckley
Mary C. Buckley, 83, of Lord Jeffrey Drive in Amherst, died June 13,
2000, at her home.
She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on May 26, 1917, a daughter of the late
Eugene and Olive (Moriarty) Carr.
She earned her bachelor of arts degree from D’Youville College, Buffalo,
Mrs. Buckley had been a resident of Amherst for the past 11 years and
had formerly resided in Plainfield, N.J., for many years.
She was a past president of the New York chapter of her college alumni
association. A member of the Laurel League at Muhlenburg Hospital, Plainfield,
N.J., and a member of the Amherst Villagers, a chapter of Questers International.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald J. Buckley, who died in
Family members include four sons, Dr. Eugene C. Buckley of Davenport,
Iowa, Dr. Donald J. Buckley Jr. of Schenectady, NY, Christopher J. Buckley
of Manchester, and Gregory J. Buckley of Amherst; a daughter, Olivia Buckley
of Manhattan, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother,
Joseph Carr of North Tonawanda.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 17 in St. Patrick Church
in Milford. Burial followed in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Smith Buys
Barbara Smith Buys of Harris Road, Nashua, formerly of Amherst, died
in Nashua on June 13, 2000, after a long illness.
She was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Dec. 7, 1925, and lived in the
Hudson Valley until 1992, when she moved to Amherst to be near her family.
She was a graduate of Vassar College and had a master’s degree from
SUNY, Albany. She was a professional genealogist and author of the book,
"Old Gravestones of Putnam County."
She was a member of the following organizations, which were very important
to her: Dutchess Chapter OES, Society of Mayflower Descendants; Huguenot
Society of America; Huguenot Historical Society of New Paltz, N.Y.; the
Freer Family Association and the Genealogical and Biographical Society
of New York.
Also, Daughters of the American Colonists; Society of England Women,
DAR; the Bevier and Schoonmaker Societies of New Paltz; and the Descendants
of Colonial Governors.
She was predeceased by her husband, Douglas C. Buys, who died in 1987,
and to whom she had been married for 39 years.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Jeffrey Millar
of Mont Vernon; a son, Douglas A. Buys of Boston; two grandchildren, Thomas
and Laura Millar of Mont Vernon; a nephew, Tony Smith of Forest Park, Ga.;
and a niece, Michelle Smith Foulk of Knoxville, Tenn.
A funeral service was held June 20 at the Church of Our Saviour in
Milford on June 20. Interment will be at a later date in Poughkeepsie,
Donations may be made to the Church of Our Saviour, PO Box 237, Milford,
NH 03055, or the Madam Brett Homestead, Beacon, N.Y.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.
Grace A. Crisafulli
Grace A. Crisafulli, 85, of Adams Street, Milford, died June 16, 2000,
at the Milford Medical Center in Milford
She was born in Marshall, N.C., on Sept. 27, 1914, a daughter of the
late Charles and Mae (Clark) Thomas.
She attended the University of North Carolina, Durham.
Mrs. Crisafulli had been a resident of Milford, for more than 50 years
and had resided in North Carolina for several years.
She was employed as a secretary for Sanders Associates, Nashua, for
Mrs. Crisafulli was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and knitting.
She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony C. "Charlie" Crisafulli,
who died in 1981.
Family members include a daughter, Dyane Young of Milford; a granddaughter,
Airlia Tsiorbas of Quincy, Mass.; five sisters, Joanne, Yvonne, Daisy,
Clara and Jeanne; a brother, Wayne; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held June 20 in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home,
Milford. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in Mrs. Crisafulli’s memory may be made to Souhegan Home
and Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055.
Ruth W. H. Donovon
Ruth W.H Donovon, 92 , of Amherst, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, at her
home after a brief illness.
She was born in Providence, R.I., on Nov. 9, 1907, a daughter of the
late Charles C. and Clara (Wright) Hall.
She was a graduate of the Wheeler School in Providence, R.I., and of
the Rhode Island School of Design. She studied art in Paris prior to World
War II and was a portrait painter.
Mrs. Donovon was well known for designing her own Christmas cards every
She was a member of the Central Congregational Church in Providence,
Mrs. Donovon was predeceased by her husband, Edward Donovon III.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law; Richard and Patricia
Donovon of Amherst, with whom she resided; three grandchildren, Faith Emerson
of Manchester by the Sea, Mass., Edward Donovon IV of San Diego, Calif.,
and Leigh Donovon of Amherst; a great-grandson, Alexander W. Emerson; and
several neices, nephews and cousins.
A private funeral service is planned at the Swan Point Cemetery in
Providence, R.I., at a later date
The Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of
Maurice R. Eastin
Maurice R. Eastin, 86, of Allds Street, Nashua, died Tuesday, June
Born Dec. 4, 1913, in Kewanee, Ill., he was the widower of Roberta
P. (Prescott) Eastin and son of the late Arthur N. and Nettie J. (Murchison)
He was a graduate of the University of Illinois
He was a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy.
He retired as president of Esterline Corp (NYSE). After retirement,
he served as special assistant to William Ruckleshaus, the first administrator
of the Enviromental Protection Agency.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Roderick and Catherine
Eastin, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a daughter and son-in-law, Jane and
Edward Hager M.D. Of Lyndeborough; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Burial will be in Westover Memorial Park, Augusta, Ga. The Dumont-The
Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.
Douglas W. Gordon
Douglas W. Gordon, 58, of Amherst Street, Amherst, died June 19, 2000,
at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.
He was born in Lynn, Mass., on Oct. 16, 1941, a son of June M. (Martin)
Gordon of Amherst and the late Robert W. Gordon.
Mr. Gordon had been a resident of Milford for most of his life and
had attended Milford schools.
He owned and operated Doug Gordon Plumbing and Heating, Milford, for
Mr. Gordon had served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was predeceased by his wife, Maureen (Bowen) Gordon.
In addition to his mother, family members include a daughter, Kristine
H. Gordon of Milford; a granddaughter, Jennifer Hamilton of Milford; two
sisters, Jody Gordon of Grangeville, Idaho, and Gail Gordon of Brighton,
Services will be held at a later date. Smith and Heald Funeral Home,
Milford is in charge of arrangements.
Hilda E Lundgren
Hilda E. Lundgren, 98, of Osgood Road, Milford, died peacefully in
her sleep at home Thursday, June 15, 2000.
Mrs. Lundgren was born Sept. 15, 1901, in Atkinson, Mich., daughter
of the late Edward and Emma (Johnson) Nordstrom, who had come from Sweden.
She grew up in Beechwood, Mich. She lived in Waukegan, Ill., for many years
and Colorado for five years before moving to Milford in 1994.
She was the widow of David Lundgren, formerly of Sweden, who died in
Mrs. Lundgren worked in the kitchen at the former Lake County Tuberculosis
Clinic in Illinois for 16 years.
She was a member of Ladies of the Vikings, and the former Swedish Glee
Club in Waukegan. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, cleaning and gardening,
and was known for making Swedish breads.
Mrs. Lundgren was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
She was predeceased by four brothers, Walter Nordstrom, Alfred Nordstrom,
Irving Nordstrom and Edwin Nordstrom; two sisters, Emily Korte and Edna
Hedberg; one grandchild, Craig Swanson; and two great-grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and August Swanson
of Milford; a son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and June Lundgren of White
Lake, Wis; four sisters, Theresa N. Beerling and Ann N. Gordon, both of
Ishpeming, Mich., Irene Dishnow of Iron Mountain, Mich., and Eleanor Magera
of Lindenhurst, Ill.; seven grandchildren, including Karen (Swanson) Fredrickson
of Milford, Susan (Swanson) Stark of Milford, William Swanson of Las Vegas,
Nev., formerly of Amherst, and Andrew Swanson of Parker, Colo., formerly
of Amherst; and 16 great-grandchildren, including Nathan Fredrickson of
Milford, Michelle Fredrickson of Milford, Kristy Stark of Milford, and
Kimberly Stark of Milford.
She was dearly loved by many friends and family and will be missed
A funeral service was held June 18 at the Smith and Heald Funeral Home,
Milford. Frederick Pihl officiated. Burial will be in North Shore Garden
of Memories, North Chicago, Ill.
There will be a memorial service at the Unitarian Universalist Church
in Milford on Sunday, July 2, at 2:30 p.m., to celebrate the life of Erik
Redemske, son of John Redemske and step-son of Susan DeCloedt. Erik passed
away on Feb. 3, 2000, at the age of 18, following a short battle with leukemia.
Anyone wishing to join in this celebration of Erik’s life is welcome.
Frank E. Beede
Frank B. Beede, 92, resident of Manchester Road, Amherst, died June
22, 2000, at Courville Nursing Home in Manchester.
He was born in Fremont, on Nov. 9, 1907, a son of the late Charles
B. and Lula M. (Sanborn) Beede. He was the eighth generation to live on
the family farm in Fremont.
Mr. Beede had been a resident of Amherst, for the past seven years
and had formerly resided in Lakewood, N.J., for seven years, Westminster,
Md., for 22 years and Larchmont, N.Y., for 18 years.
He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1928 and was the
only person in attendance for their 70th class reunion.
Mr. Beede was employed as vice president of sales at Ward Leonard Electric,
Mount Vernon, N.Y., for 30 years.
He had served as Regional Director of National Electronic Manufacturer’s
Mr. Beede had belonged to the Rotary Club in Westminster, Md., and
was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Chicago, Ill.
He served as an officer in the Coast Artillery in the early 1930s.
Mr. Beede was a member of the Souhegan Congregational Church, Amherst.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth (Dodge) Beede, who died in 1998.
Family members include a son and daughter-in-law, Alan D. and Sondra
D. Beede of Amherst; three grandchildren, John D. and Kathleen Beede of
Newmarket, and Susan (Beede) Carpenter of Bratislava, Slovakia; two great-grandchildren,
Alexander and Ethan Carpenter, both of Bratislava, Slovakia.
There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held Friday,
June 30, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Souhegan Congregational Church, Route 101A,
Amherst. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, Fremont, at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Souhegan Congregational Church Memorial
Fund, Route l0lA, Amherst, NH 03031.
Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
William A. Bishop
William Arthur Bishop, 45, of Iron Horse Drive, Bedford, died at his
home on Monday morning, June 26, 2000, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born in Springfield, Mass., on June 3, 1955, a son of Leo A.
Bishop of North Wilbraham, Mass., and the late Margaret (Glandz) Bishop.
A resident of Bedford since 1999, he had previously lived in California
for five years and prior to that in Nashua.
He was the husband of Nancy A. (Snow) Watson Bishop, whom he married
on Oct. 22, 1988.
Mr. Bishop had been employed by Home Depot for the last five years
both in California and Nashua. He had also worked in a group home as a
caretaker and counselor.
He enjoyed camping and playing cards, cribbage and dominos.
Mr. Bishop was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He was educated and graduated from high school in Springfield, Mass.
He received his associate degree in business administration at El Camino
College in Redondo Beach, Calif. At the time of his illness, he was working
on his bachelor’s degree in information systems through Daniel Webster
In addition to his wife and his father, survivors include two step-sons,
Scott Watson and his wife, Pela, of Milford, and Brian Watson of Natick,
Mass.; a grandson, Ethan Watson of Milford; three sisters and a brother-in-law,
Susan and Larry Fisk of West Springfield, Mass., Marilyn Vieu of Pittsfield,
Mass., and Lillian Chabot of Taylors, S.C.; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie
Snow of Salisbury, Mass., and Joanne Levesque of Nashua; two brothers-in-law
and sisters-in-law, Mark and Kathy Snow of Hudson and Roland Jr. and Anne
Levesque of Nashua; his mother-in-law, Mary "Betty" Levesque of Merrimack;
and an uncle, several aunts, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Christopher Parish,
62 Manchester St., Nashua, today (Wednesday, June 28) at 11 a.m. Interment
prayers and burial will follow in Edgewood Cemetery. A remembrance gathering
will follow the interment in St. Christopher’s parish hall.
Donations in Mr. Bishop’s memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer
Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.
The Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, is in charge of arrangements.
Merlin I. Cobleigh Jr.
Merlin Irving "Junior" Cobleigh Jr., 60, of Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton,
died Saturday, June 17, 2000, in Wytheville, Va.
Born in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 26, 1939, he was the son of Bernice
J.(Dunklee) Adams of Molalla, Ore., and the late Merlin I. Cobleigh Sr.
Mr. Cobleigh was educated in the Amherst school system and served 10
years with the U.S. Army. He had lived in Wilton for the past four years,
where he was the owner-operator of the C&M Transportation Co. of Wilton.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his special friend, Carol Handy
of Wilton; a daughter, Ellen Cannarella of Waco, Texas; three sisters,
Leona Boyce of Fort Stockton, Texas, Mary Hopps of Lyndeborough, and Bernice
Lanier of Molalla, Ore.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There are no calling hours. Memorial services will be held Saturday,
July 1, 11 a.m., at the Unitarian Red House in Wilton Center.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20
Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, NH 03101-2244.
The Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, is in charge of local arrangements.
Gilbert L. Dailey Jr.
Gilbert L. Dailey Jr., 68, resident of Marsh Point, Yarmouth Port,
Mass., formerly of Amherst, died June 25, 2000, at the Cape Cod HospitaI,
He was born in Harrisburg, Pa., on Aug. 8, 1931, a son of the late
Dr. Gilbert L. and Helen (Geiser) Dailey.
Mr. Dailey had been a resident of Yarmouth Port, Mass., for the past
year and a half and had formerly resided in Amherst for 25 years.
He attended Valley Forge Military Academy and graduated from Georgetown
Prep School and Georgetown University.
Mr. Dailey completed his flight training at Pensacola Naval Air Station
He had served as a Marine Fighter Pilot and had been stationed in El Toro,
He was a pilot for Pan-American Grace Airways, Lima, Peru for two years,
U.S. Airways for 27 years and Jet Aviation for five years.
Mr. Dailey was a member of the Quiet Birdman.
Mr. Dailey was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford, and St.
Francis Xavier Church, Hyannis, Mass.
He was predeceased by a son, Matthew Gilbert Dailey.
Family members include his wife, Carol (Welte) Dailey of Yarmouth Port,
Mass.; two daughters, Lynne Dailey of Brookline, Mass., and Diana Talhami
of London, England; two sons, Mark Dailey of Pinehurst, N.C., and Jeffrey
Dailey of New London; four grandchildren, Andrew Dailey of Pinehurst, N.C.,
Noah and Jake Talhami of London, England, and Katherine Dailey of New London;
two brothers, Dr. Edward Dailey of Lemoyne, Pa., and William Dailey of
Media, Pa.; a sister, Mary Anne Jones of New York, N.Y.; and many nieces
There are no visiting hours. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday,
June 30, at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst Street, Milford.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Share Program, PO Box 27,
Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Sarah H. Fawcett
Sarah Hampton Fawcett, 94, of Beaufort, S.C., died June 23, 2000, at
Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Fawcett was born May 18, 1906, in Tracy City, Tenn., the daughter
of the late Edward and Lula Barnett Hampton.
She was the widow of Willard Fawcett.
Mrs. Fawcett was a member of Church of Our Saviour in Milford.
Survivors include two daughters, Sarah Orth and Florence Hilton, both
of Beaufort, S.C., six grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held in Brattleboro, Vt., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Church of Our Saviour, PO Box
237, Milford, NH 03055.
Mildred E. Rizzi
Mildred E. Rizzi, of Arlington, Va., died June 23, 2000, of congestive
heart failure at Northern Virginia Community Hospital in Arlington, Virginia.
Mrs. Rizzi was born in Merrimack, the daughter of Milo Fisher and Edith
She was a resident of Milford for 44 years, and had been employed by
the People’s Laundry and the Milford Nursing Home. She was a member of
the First Congregational Church of Milford.
For the last 17 years, she had lived in Arlington, Va., with her son,
Carl Rizzi. She had a collection of more than 3,500 salt and pepper shaker
sets, and was a member of the Novelty Salt and Pepper Club.
She was predeceased by her husband, Guido A. Rizzi, who died in 1980.
In addition to her son, she is survived by two cousins, Katherine and Shirley
Schneider of Concord; and a niece, Doris Kearns of Scituate, Mass.
A graveside service will be held at Riverside Cemetery in the fall.
Bernard A. Carpentiere
Bernard A. Carpentiere, 69, of Port Charlotte, Fla., died June 8, 2000.
He was born in Milford on Feb. 24, 1931, the son of Lillian (Laliberti)
and Anthony Carpentiere. He moved to Florida in October 1998 from Contoocook.
Mr. Carpentiere was a U.S. Navy veteran. He worked as a Nationwide
Insurance agent and started Carpentiere Insurance Agency in Concord.
He was a member of the Harris Lodge No. 91 F&AM in Warner and the
Bektash Shriners in Concord, and was a lay minister for a Baptist Church
in Waterville, Maine.
Mr. Carpentiere leaves his wife, Betty Carpentiere; a son, Barry Carpentiere
of Gilford; two daughters, Deborah Emmons of Lakeland, Fla., and Brenda
Chamberlin of Warner; three stepdaughters, Sandra Jordan of Goldston, N.C.,
Susan Baggia of Bridgewater, Mass., and Nancy McFall of Concord; a sister,
Dona LeBlanc of Fitchburg, Mass.; a brother, Richard R. Carpentiere of
Lubbock, Texas; 19 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Joan (Phaneuf) Carpentiere, who
died in 1981 in an automobile accident, and his sister, Maureen (Carpentiere)
Luoma, who died May 8, 1999.
A memorial service was held on June 13 at Kays Ponger Funeral Home,
Port Charlotte, Fla. Final interment will be in Contoocook Village Cemetery
at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be sent to Shriners Hospital, c/o Bektash Shriners,
PO Box 7252, Concord, NH 03301.
James H. Connor
James H. Connor, 39, of Walnut Street, Manchester, died suddenly June
23, 2000, at the Elliot Hospital.
He was born in Nashua on Aug. 12, 1960, the son of Robert Connor and
the late Helen (King) Connor. He had attended school in Milford and enjoyed
music and car racing.
Family members include his father of Manchester; a brother, Bradley
Connor of Weare; two sisters, Rose Connor and Katrinka Libby, both of Manchester;
two aunts, two nephews and cousins.
A committal service was held in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wilton, on
The Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Manchester, was in charge
For information or to view an on-line memorial, go to www.phaneuf.net.
Daniel Pietro, 83, of Melendy Road, Milford, died June 27, 2000 at
Harborside Healthcare Center, Milford.
He was born in Dover, Ohio, on March 16, 1917, a son of the late Charles
and Susie (Leone) Pietro.
While residing in Ohio, Mr. Pietro had been employed by LTV Steel Mill,
Massillon, Ohio, for 30 years. He moved to Milford in 1989, and worked
as Shaw’s Supermarket in Milford for five years.
He was predeceased by a stepbrother, Emanuel Sicurella of Dover, Ohio.
Family members include his wife, Frances (Holland) Pietro of Milford;
a son, Charlie D. Pietro of Milford; four stepchildren, Timothy Miller
of New Philadelphia, Ohio; Wayne Miller of New Boston; Patricia Adams of
Dover, Ohio, and Linda Cortright of Payette, Idaho; six grandchildren;
one great-grandson; three sisters, Carme (Babe) Zito, Josephine (Jo) Bellanco,
both of Dover, Ohio; and Dorothy Sicurella of New Philadelphia, Ohio; a
stepsister, Josephine Cardinal of Massillon, Ohio; a brother, Charles Pietro
of Dover, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.
There are no services. Mr. Pietro’s wishes were to donate his body
to Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass.
Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Earl E. Riendeau
Earl E. Riendeau, 59, of Washington Street, Keene, died June 23, 2000,
at Cheshire Medical Center, Keene.
He was born in Keene Oct. 3, 1940, the son of Jesse and Helen (Lord)
Riendeau. He was raised in Swanzey, graduated from Wilton High School and
lived most of his life in Lyndeborough and Milford. He moved to Florida
for a period of time and to Keene last December.
Mr. Riendeau was a self-employed carpenter.
He is survived by a daughter, Mary E. Riendeau of Brighton,, Mass.;
four sons, Jeffrey E. Riendeau of Manchester, Peter E Riendeau of Canterbury,
James E. Riendeau of Greenfield and Andrew E. Riendeau of Milford; five
brothers, Jess F. Riendeau of Milford, Walter L. Riendeau of Lyndeborough,
Bruce G. Riendeau of West Palm Beach, Fla., Ronald A. Riendeau of Wilton
and John W. Riendeau of New Boston; six sisters, Mary H. Riendeau of Charlestown,
Alice V. Riendeau of North Vernon, Ind., Jean B. Rood of Ocala, Fla., and
Enfield, Linda L. McCormack of Concord, Sheila D. Knight of Gainesville,
Fla., and Carol A. Clerk of Stoddard; six grandchildren; and nieces and
A graveside service was conducted at the family lot in Riverside Cemetery
in Milford on June 30.
Contributions in Mr. Riendeau’s memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity,
24 Greenbriar Road, Keene, NH 03431.
The Fletcher Funeral Home of Keene was in charge of arrangements.