James "Jim" Cahill, 70, of Venice, Fla., died Saturday, July 1, 2000,
at his home.
He was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Amherst, and lived for 24 years in Milford.
He retired to Venice, Fla., in 1994, from Okinawa, Japan, where he
was a counselor for the Department of Defense schools. He spent 40 years
working in their overseas schools around the world.
Mr. Cahill was a graduate of Keene State College and had a master’s
degree from the University of Southern California.
He served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean
He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Venice, Fla.,
and the Knights of Columbus. He also belonged to the Capri Isles golf course.
Mr. Cahill is survived by his wife of 38 years, Connie Cahill of Venice,
Fla.; three daughters, Maureen of Port Charlotte, Fla., Jennifer of New
York City and Sandra of Tallahassee, Fla.; his mother, Ida C. Cahill, and
a brother, John Cahill, both of Milford.
A funeral Mass was celebrated July 7 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic
Church in Venice, Fla.
The Farley Funeral Homes and Crematory of Venice, Fla., was in charge
Ervin G. Flandreau
Ervin Gerard Flandreau, 93, died July 7, 2000, in Fayetteville, Tenn.
He had lived in Wilton until October 1999.
He was born April 9, 1907, in New Rochelle, N.Y.
Mr. Flandreau is survived by his wife of 70 years; three daughters,
Marian Sorenson of Fayetteville, Tenn., Jeraldine Hicks of Milford and
Jacqueline McKenzie of Wilton; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 15, at 7 p.m in the
Amherst Baptist Church, Middle Street, Amherst.
Florence L. Letasz
Florence L. Letasz, 87, of Bridge Street, Milford, died Sunday, July
9, 2000, at the Milford Medical Center.
She was born in Holliston, Mass., on June 5, 1913, a daughter of the
late A. Franklin and Mary L. (Sommers) Hilchey.
Mrs. Letasz had been a resident of Milford for 14 years and had formerly
resided in Hollis for 20 years and Roslindale, Mass., for 20 years.
She attended Foxboro (Mass.) High School.
Mrs. Letasz was a member of the First Baptist Church, Milford, and
the Hollis Grange.
Family members include her husband of 67 years, John Letasz of Milford;
a son, Robert J. Letasz of Chicopee, Mass.; two daughters, Mildred R. Buma
of Amherst and Jean L. Antinarelli of Milford, Mass.; 10 grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ralph
Hilchey of Pelham; a sister, Esther Ryan of Oregon; and many nieces and
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, July 12) at 11 a.m.,
in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Burial will be
in East Cemetery, Hollis.
Minnie Page, 80, of Peterborough, died on July 3, 2000.
She was born Oct. 4, 1919 in Cambridge, Mass. She raised her family
in Quincy, Mass.
Mrs. Page also lived in Indian Shores, Fla., Braintree, Mass., Bennington,
New Ipswich and Peterborough.
She was the widow of Arthur J. Page Jr., and is survived by a daughter,
Marilyn Page of Steamboat Springs, Colo.; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard
and Debra Page, and a grandson, Dennis Page, all of Bennington.
Shirley N. Callahan
Shirley Nason Callahan, 76, died June 27, 2000, at her home in Milford,
after being released from St. Joseph’s Cancer Center on the Hospice program.
Born in Medford, Mass., on Feb. 29, 1924, she attended school in Malden,
She was employed at Kenmore Stamp Company in Milford from 1962 to 1970,
and Crotched Mountain School from 1970 to 1976. She retired after 16 years
of service to AAA in Fairfax, Va., in 1994.
Mrs. Callahan is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard
and Terre Callahan of Brookline and Scott Callahan of Greenfield; a daughter
and son-in-law, Beverly and Robert Mazza of Ruther Glen, Va.; nine grandchildren;
and a great-grandson.
A memorial service to celebrate Mrs. Callahan’s life will be held on
Sunday, July 30, at 2 p.m., at the Milford United Methodist Church. Interment
will be a private graveside service held in Malden, Mass.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.
To view an on-line memorial go to www.csnh.com.
Richard L. Cassidy
Richard L. "Cass" Cassidy, 51, of Dearborn Street, Milford, died July
11, 2000 at his home.
He was born in Nashua on Jan. 3, l949, a son of the late James L. and
Madeline (Hart) Cassidy.
Mr. Cassidy was a lifelong resident of Milford, and was a self-employed
carpenter. He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford.
Mr. Cassidy was an avid sports fan and a lifelong New York Yankees
He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.
Family members include a sister, Ellen M. Cassidy of Milford; two brothers,
David J. Cassidy of Milford and John K. Cassidy of Greenfield; two aunts
and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 14 in St. Patrick Church,
, Milford, followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Amherst.
Donations in Mr. Cassidy’s memory may be made to Souhegan Home &
Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
C. Norman Douglas
C. Norman Douglas, 86, of Crosby Street, Milford, died July 17, 2000,
at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Milford.
He was born in Boston, Mass., on August 3,1913, a son of the late Joseph
S. and Dorcas (McVay) Douglas.
Mr. Douglas had been a resident of Milford for five years and had formerly
resided in New Ipswich for 20 years and Bedford, Mass., for many years.
He owned and operated Douglas Livestock Farms in Bedford, Mass., and
Temple Mountain Livestock Farm in New Ipswich for more than 60 years.
Mr. Douglas was predeceased by his wife, Priscilla M. (Bowen) Douglas,
who died in 1997, and a son, Donald J. Douglas.
Family members include four sons and daughters-in-law, Norman D. and
Charlene Douglas of Amherst, James G. Douglas of Santa Fe, N.M.,
William E. and Carol Douglas of Chelmsford, Mass., and Eugene B. Kathleen
Douglas of Pepperell, Mass.; a daughter, Dr. Priscilla H. Douglas of Rochester,
N.Y.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edith
Edmonds of New York City and Isabel Douglas of Cambridge, Mass.; many nieces
Visiting hours are Thursday, July 20, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Smith
and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Funeral services will be held
Friday at 10 a.m. in First Church of Christ, 25 Great Road, Bedford, Mass.
Burial will be in Shawsheen Cemetery, Bedford, Mass.
John H. Frye
John H. Frye, 91, of Glebe Road, Westmoreland, a educator for 41 years,
died July 1, 2000, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland.
He was born in Wilton Aug. 26, 1908, son of Charles E. and Bertha (Osborne)
Frye, and graduated from Wilton High School in 1926. He received a bachelor’s
in education from Keene Normal School, now Keene State College, in 1931,
and a master’s degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1942. He
also did graduate work at Boston University and Harvard College.
During World War II, he was active in the Civil Defense and rationing
Mr. Frye was assistant principal and a teacher at the Plymouth Normal
School Teacher Training School in Hampstead for four years; headmaster
of the Hollis, Ossipee and Marlborough high schools, which covered grades
one through 12; superintendent of the Marlborough School District for six
years; and the Rochester School District for 14 years. He later was also
math teacher at Berlin High School and taught at the Pettingill School
in Grafton, Vt.
He was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge of Wilton for more than
60 years. He was a former member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows,
and Patrons of Husbandry, and was active in his local churches.
He retired in 1968 and, with his sons’ help, built a home in Freedom,
where he lived until he moved to Westmoreland in 1978.
He enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, boating, hiking,
photography and gardening.
Mr. Frye was predeceased by three brothers, Charles Frye, Walter Frye
and Edgar Frye; and two sisters, Bertha Frye and Alice Frye.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Hilda B. Frye of Westmoreland;
four sons, Kenneth Frye of Sioux Falls, Iowa, Richard Frye and Paul Frye,
both of Westmoreland, and John A. Frye of Spring Valley, Calif.; a sister,
Lena Fulgoni of Milford; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held in the Foley Funeral Home in Keene. The
Rev. Robert Andrews officiated. Burial followed in South Village Cemetery,
Contributions in Mr. Frye’s memory to the Kingsbury Center for Cancer
Care, c/o Cheshire Medical Center, 580 Court St., Keene, NH 03431.
Robert Washburn Grout
Robert Washburn Grout, 73, of South Yarmouth, Mass., died at his home
in on July 12, 2000, following a brief illness.
He was the husband of Ruth (Trethaway) Grout, with whom he celebrated
50 years of marriage last September.
Born in Newton, Mass., he was the son of the late Harold Alden Grout
and Margaret (Knapp) Grout.
Mr. Grout was raised and educated in Wellesley, Mass. He was a 1944
graduate of Wellesley High School, attended Brown University and graduated
from Babson College in 1951 with a business degree.
He joined the Air Corps Enlisted Reserve of the U.S. Army in 1944 and
served active duty in the Army Air Corps from 1945 to 1946.
Mr. Grout held various management positions throughout New England
during his 36 years with the F.W. Woolworth Co. He retired from Woolworth’s
in 1984 and relocated to Cape Cod from Framingham, Mass. Mr. Grout and
family had also resided in Norwood, Mass., Torrington, Conn., Schenectady,
N.Y., and Nashua.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Susan G. Hume of
Milford and Nancy G. Mocarquer of Santiago, Chile; a son, Richard W. Grout
of Sandwich, Mass.; five grandchildren, Sebastian M., Nicholas A., and
Alicia S. Mocarquer, all of Santiago, Chile, and Nicolette K. and Danielle
C. Grout of Sandwich, Mass.; a sister. Esther G. Mullen of Memphis, Tenn.;
and a brother, Richard A. Grout of Northport, Mich.
A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at
the United Methodist Church, 322 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, Mass.
Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice of Cape Cod, 923 Route
6A, Yarmouthport, MA 02664; or to the Davenport-Mugar Cancer Center, c/o
Cape Cod Hospital Foundation, 4 Bayview Street, Hyannis, MA 02601.
Paul B. Nelson
Lt. Col. Paul Bernard, 71, of Nashua, died July 13, 2000, at his home
following a brief illness.
Mr. Nelson was born Sept. 15, 1928, in Monson, Maine, son of the late
Paul A. and Evelyn Elizabeth (Sanborn) Nelson. He lived in Maine during
his youth and moved to Nashua in January 1970.
He graduated from Dexter (Maine) High School in 1945 and from the University
of Omaha with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1965.
Mr. Nelson worked as an air traffic controller at the Federal Aviation
Administration Center in Nashua.
He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and the American
Legion James E. Coffey Post 3 of Nashua. He was an avid bridge player and
enjoyed flying and being an active member of soaring clubs.
Mr. Nelson was a Navy veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran
of the Vietnam War, serving in Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia as a pilot
and squadron commander of RF-101s from 1966 to 1967. He enlisted in the
Navy in 1945, where he served for two years before joining the Air Force.
He served in the Air Force for 20 years before retiring in 1970. He also
did work in pilot training.
He received a Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with
nine Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit
Citation, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, National Defense
Service Medal with Bronze Star, Air Force Longevity Ribbon, Armed Forces
Reserve Medal, Armed Force Reserve Medal, Armed Force Small Arms Expert
Marksmanship Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon, Armed Forces
Expeditionary Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars.
Mr. Nelson was a member of Main Street United Methodist Church in Nashua.
He was the widower of June (Asbury) Nelson, who died Dec. 3, 1998.
They were married Dec. 16, 1951, on the grounds of the Texas Women’s University.
He was also predeceased by a sister, Grace Nace.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Wayne Hardy
of Milford and Susan and Dave McDonald of Nashua; three grandchildren,
Christopher Paul Hardy, Elizabeth Anne Hardy and Daniel Edward McDonald;
and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service was held on July 18 at the United Methodist Church
in Nashua. The Rev. Lenora Sue Job officiated. Burial with full military
honors will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to Home Health and Hospice Care, 22
Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.
The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua was in charge of arrangements.
Eunice Taylor, 69, of Hollis, died July 15, 2000, at her home.
She was born April 25, 1931, in Brookline, a daughter of the late Delbert
and Jennett (Scott) Porter. She had lived in Hollis for 42 years.
She attended Milford High School, and had worked as a configuration
manager for Lockheed Martin for 28 years.
Survivors include a son, Jeffrey D. Taylor of Hollis; three daughters
and a son-in-law, Katherine VonIderstine of Worcester, Mass., Deborah V.
Hansen of Nashua and Cindy L. and Chris Duncan of Milford; a brother and
sister-in-law, Delbert and Rogene Porter of Brookline; and five grandchildren.
There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday,
July 22, at 11 a.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery, Main Street, Brookline.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret O. Vaughan
Margaret Ohlwiler Vaughan, 90, of Keene and Hawthorne at Leesburg,
Fla., and formerly of Southbury, Conn., and Amherst, Mass., died July 9,
2000, at her home.
She was born in Altoona, Pa., on May 8, 1910, the daughter of Clarence
and Grace (Hogue) Ohlwiler.
Mrs. Vaughan received a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Massachusetts
State College, now the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was
active in Unitarian churches wherever she lived. She was a member of the
Keene Senior Center, an avid bridge player and enjoyed gardening.
She is survived by three daughters, Marjorie V. Lane of Reston, Va.,
Carolyn V. Mitchell of Amherst and Jane V. Barron of Halifax, Vt.; two
brothers, Ralph Ohlwiler of Rock Island, Tenn., and David Ohlwiler of Glenville,
N.C.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Herbert S. Vaughan;
a son, Herbert G. Vaughan and a sister, Katherine O. Johnson.
A memorial service will be held on Aug. 27 in Halifax, Vt. At Mrs.
Vaughan’s request, there are no calling hours.
The Foley Funeral Home in Keene is in charge of arrangements.
Douglas S. Wilson
Douglas S. Wilson, 78, of Falmouth, Mass., died Tuesday, July 11, 2000,
at Center for Optimum Care in Falmouth.
He was the husband of Thelma (Estabrook) Wilson, to whom he had been
married for 57 years.
Born in Belmont, Mass., he moved to Falmouth 17 years ago from Chelmsford,
Mass., where he had lived for 40 years.
He served during World War II as a navigator with the rank of 1st Lt.
in the 8th Air Force.
He retired from Avco Research and Development Corp. where he had been
employed in the environmental engineering department for 25 years.
In addition to his wife, he leaves a son, Bruce D. Wilson of Orange,
Mass.; a daughter, Bonnie Jean Center of Amherst; and four grandchildren.
Services will be private.
The Chapman Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Falmouth, Mass., was in
charge of arrangements.
Robert N. Anctil
Robert Noel Anctil, 70, of West Hollis Street, Nashua, died Monday,
July 24, 2000, at his home.
He was born June 25, 1930, in Nashua, son of the late Joseph Noel and
Juliette (Marquis) Anctil.
He was the husband of Pearl (Galipeau) Anctil of Nashua.
Mr. Anctil was educated in local schools. He worked at Improved Machinery,
and most recently at Nashua Corp. He was a member of the Lafayette Club
and Club National.
Besides his wife, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Denis
and Patricia Anctil of Milford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and
Larry Pike of Hudson and Anne Marie and Michael Beaucher of Litchfield;
six grandchildren, Crystal Anctil, Amber Anctil, Janel Pike, Jaime Pike,
Joshua Beaucher and Jillian Beaucher; three great-grandchildren, Kassidy,
Emily and Ashlyn; two aunts, Angelina Bernier and Gertrude Cutter, both
of Nashua; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visiting hours will be on Thursday, July 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
at the Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St., Nashua. A
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 28, 10 a.m.,
in St. Louis Church, Nashua. Burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery.
Tony Belmont, 86, of Amherst, died July 22, 2000, at Harborside Healthcare
in Milford after a long illness.
Mr. Belmont was born in Revere, Mass. He lived in Revere and in East
Boston, Mass., for many years before moving to Amherst 27 years ago. He
was educated in Revere and Boston schools.
He was the husband of Catherine "Kattie" (Costa) Belmont.
Mr. Belmont worked as an inhalation therapist before retiring from
Boston city hospital.
He was an Army veteran who served during World War II. He was a member
of the Milford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4368.
in addition to his wife, survivors include a son, John Belmont of Malden,
Mass.; a grandson, Christopher Belmont of Malden; his friends Daniel Babineau
and Peter Delude of Amherst; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held from the Vertuccio Funeral Home, 773 Broadway
(Route 7) Revere, Mass., today (Wednesday, July 26) at 9 a.m., followed
by a Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church in Revere.
June E. Buska
June E. Buska, 69, of Abbey Road, Merrimack, died July 20, 2000, at
She was born in Wausau, Wis., on June 2, 1931, a daughter of the late
Isaac and Margaret (Schoenhofen) Suwyn.
Mrs. Buska was a former resident of Milford and Thornton. She had lived
in Merrimack for seven years.
Mrs. Buska was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Milford. She
was an avid collector of teddy bears and enjoyed houseplants and gardening.
Family members include her husband of 48 years, Donald J. Buska of
Merrimack; two daughters, Renee A. Simoneau of Manchester and Robin M.
Brady of Nashua; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters,
Marie Scheffler of Wausau, Wis., Joyce Page of Westport, Mass., Linda Rastl
of Birnamwood, Wis.; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass was celebrated July 24 in St. Patrick Church in Milford.
Donations in Mrs. Buska’s memory may be made to The Jimmy Fund, 44
Binney St., Boston, MA 02215.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements
Ronald Douglas Carson
Ronald Douglas Carson, 55, of Parker Road, New Boston, died at Catholic
Medical Center on Tuesday, July 18, 2000, after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Peterborough, on July 3, 1945, a son of the late Fred
Douglas and the Alice F. (Vosc) Carson. He attended the Peterborough Consolidated
A resident of New Boston for the last two years, he had lived in Weare,
Wilton, and Nashua.
He was the widower of Marion L. (Corliss) Carson, who died on May 8,
Mr. Carson owned and operated, The Cellar Door, a secondhand store
in Nashua for many years. At one time, he had owned several properties
and worked as a landlord.
He and his wife raised several foster children. He enjoyed traveling
by car to many events, including yard sales and auctions. He loved horses
and collecting clocks.
Mr. Carson was predeceased by a brother, John E. Davis.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Heather Carson
of Nashua; a daughter, Cynthia; a granddaughter, Gabrielle; four brothers
and three sisters-in-law, Fred E. and Thelma Davis of Nashua, James L.
and Ellen Carson of Hudson, Richard D. Carson Sr. of Hooksett and Robert
R and Terri Carson of Wilton; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose E.
and Richard Gomez of Nashua, and Alice and Francis Gilcreast Sr. of New
Boston; several cousins, nieces and nephews, including Francis and Patty
GiIcreast Jr., their children Krystal and Francis Gilcreast III, all of
New Boston, and James E. and Tara Gilcreast of Hudson; and his lifelong
friend, George Reynolds Jr.
A funeral service was held July 22 in the Davis Funeral Home, Nashua.
Interment prayers and burial was in Edgewood Cemetery, following the service.
The Davis Funeral Home of Nashua was in charge of arrangements.
C. Norman Douglas
C. Norman Douglas, 86, of 40 Crosby St., Milford, died July 17, 2000
at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood in Milford.
He was born Aug. 3, 1913 in Boston, Mass., son of the late Joseph S.
and Dorcas (McVay) Douglas.
He was the widower of Priscilla M. (Bowen) Douglas, who died in 1997.
Mr. Douglas had been a resident of Milford for the past five years
and had formerly resided in New Ipswich for 20 years and Bedford, Mass.
for many years.
He owned and operated Douglas Livestock Farms in Bedford, Mass. and
Temple Mountain Livestock Farm in New Ipswich for more than 60 years.
He was predeceased by a son, Donald J. Douglas.
Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Norman D. and
Charlene Douglas of Amherst, James G. Douglas of Santa Fe, N.M., William
E. and Carol Douglas of Chelmsford, Mass., and Eugene B. and Kathleen Douglas
of Pepperell, Mass.; a daughter, Dr. Priscilla H. Douglas of Rochester,
N.Y.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edith
Edmonds of New York, N.Y., and Isabel Douglas of Cambridge, Mass.; and
many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday at the First Church of Christ in
Bedford, Mass. Burial was in the Shawsheen Cemetery in Bedford, Mass.
The Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Lorraine D. Henry
Lorraine D. Henry, 72, of Mack Hill Road, Amherst, died July 21, 2000,
at her home.
She was born in Doylestown, Pa., on Jan. 6, 1928, a daughter of the
late Ernest and Mabel (Stephens) Delp.
Mrs. Henry had been a resident of Amherst for 30 years and had formerly
resided in Doylestown, Pa.
While living in Pennsylvania, she had been employed and later became
an active volunteer for the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind.
She volunteered at the Nashua Humane Society and was active with the
FISH organization. She was a member of the Amherst Lioness Club and was
an avid gardener.
Mrs. Henry was one of the forming covenant members of the Souhegan
Congregational Church, Amherst.
Family members include her husband of 40 years, Harry B. Henry of Amherst;
a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Peter Camello of Milford; two granddaughters,
Meghan Camello and Jamie Lorraine Camello, both of Milford; and two nieces.
There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held Friday,
July 28, at 10 a.m. in the Souhegan Congregational Church, Route 101A,
Amherst. Burial will be in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst, at the convenience
of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Souhegan Congregational Church
Building Fund, Route 101A, Amherst, NH 03301 or VNA Hospice of Manchester,
1850 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Donald C. Houvener
Donald Charles Houvener, 41, of Laurel Hill Road, Hollis, died July
17, 2000, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass., of lung failure,
after a brief illness.
Mr. Houvener was born Nov. 30, 1958, in San Mateo, Calif., son of the
late Captain Robert Richard Houvener, U.S.C.G, Ret. and Marie Rose (Vlaun)
Houvener-Kluis of Hollis. He moved extensively for the first 17 years of
his life as the child of a military officer. He settled with his family
in Hollis in 1976 and spent most of the rest of his life there, other than
a few years in Amherst.
He was vice president of sales and marketing at Image Data, LLC, of
Nashua, a company providing products and services to fight identity based
crimes. Prior to that, he was a regional sales manager and then marketing
manager for GAF Corporation of Wayne, N.J., where he received numerous
awards for his efforts in sales and new product launches. He was a graduate
of Hollis AREA High School, New Hampshire Vocational Technical College
in Manchester, A.A.S.; Rivier College, B.S. in business administration;
and New Hampshire College, M.B.A.
Mr. Houvener was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying snowmobiling, water
sports of all kinds, landscaping, scuba diving, pleasure travel, and bicycling.
He also greatly enjoyed the challenges and reward of new product launches.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his stepfather, Harold
Kluis of Hollis; a brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Karen Houvener of
Nashua; a sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Michael DiMare of Georgetown,
Mass.; a niece, Kira DiMare of Georgetown, Mass.; and several aunts, uncles
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated July 20 in St. Patrick Church,
Milford. Burial was in East Cemetery, Hollis.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
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Victoria I. Irving
Victoria I. Irving, of Colby Court, Bedford, died July 18, 2000, at
Harborside Healthcare Center-Northwood, Bedford.
She was born in Weehawken, N.J., a daughter of the late Thomas E. and
Irene V. (Frost) Coyle.
She was a graduate of Saint Elizabeth College, Convent Station, N.J.,
and was active in the Alumni Association.
Mrs. Irving had been a resident of Bedford for six-and-a-half years,
after living in Needham, Mass., for 30 years.
She was a communicant of St. Bartholomew Church in Needham, where she
had been active in many church groups and taught religious education for
many years. She was active in the Nazareth Food Association.
She was predeceased by her husband, George G. Irving Sr.
Family members include a daughter, Irene V. Nolan of Amherst; a son,
George G. Irving Jr. of Essex, Mass.; six grandchildren, Robert Nolan and
Thomas Nolan, both of Amherst; Edward Nolan of Elkridge, Md; Margaret Nolan
of Amesbury, Mass.; Elizabeth Nolan of Burlington, Vt.; and Laurette Nolan
of Ellicott City, Md.; a great-grandson, John Nolan of Elkridge, Md.; two
brothers, Robert Coyle of Totowa, N.J., and Thomas Coyle of Toms River,
N.J.; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on July 20 in St. Bartholomew Church,
Needham, Mass. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Needham.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater
NH Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 419, Concord, NH 03301.
Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
Robert C. Lefavor Sr.
Robert C. Lefavor Sr., 81, of Mason Road, Milford, died Thursday, July
20, 2000, at Southern N.H. Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Lefavor was born Dec. 30, 1918, in Nashua, son of the late Phillip
and Ida Mae (Potter) Lefavor. He was a lifelong resident of the Nashua
area, living on Otterson Street, and on Bigwood Drive in Merrimack before
moving to Milford in 1973.
He was the husband of Florence E. (White) Lefavor, to whom he had been
married for 62 years.
Mr. Lefavor had worked at Law Motor Freight Inc. in Nashua as a truck
driver and was a member of Teamsters Union Local 633, before retiring.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Milford.
Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Robert C. Lefavor Jr. of
Merrimack; two daughters, Beverly Cote and Jeanne Palermo, both of Manchester;
14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister in-law,
Charles Lefavor and Eugene and Jeannette Lefavor, all of Nashua; and several
nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 24 in Our Lady of Mercy
in Merrimack. Burial followed in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack is in charge of arrangements.
Drew A. McGettigan
Drew Alexander MeGettigan, son of Dale A. and Donna E. (Philbrick)
MeGettigan of Wilton, was stillborn on July 24, 2000, at Monadnock Community
In addition to his parents, family members include a sister, Olivia
E. McGettigan of Wilton; maternal grandmother, Brenda Philbrick of Milford;
paternal grandfather, James J. McGettigan of Wilton; maternal great-grandfather,
Earl Fitch of Milford; paternal great-grandmother, Dorothy McGettigan of
Wilton; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery,
Wilton, at a later date.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home in Milford, is in charge of arrangements.