|Frances C. Bell
Past president of Hollis Garden Club and Hollis Woman’s Club
Frances C. "Mickey" Bell, 77, of Wheeler Road, Hollis, died early Tuesday,
July 25 , 2000, at her home, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Bell was born Oct. 11, 1922, in Goffstown, daughter of the late
Walter N. and Elsie H. (Young) Hayden. She was a longtime resident of Hollis.
Mrs. Bell was a graduate of Hollis High School and the former Nashua
She was the wife of Charles Woodbury Bell of Hollis. They would have
celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Aug. 29.
Mrs. Bell worked as a bookkeeper at Bell Auto Service Inc. of Nashua
for 36 years. She also operated the former Bel-Adair Costume Shop in Hollis.
Mrs. Bell was a past president of the Hollis Garden Club and a past
president of the Hollis Woman’s Club. She and her husband enjoyed traveling.
They visited all 50 U.S. states and all of South America, except Chile.
She also visited Russia and several countries in Africa and Europe. She
enjoyed antiques and gardening.
She was a member of the Congregational Church of Hollis and sang in
its choir for several years.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law,
Gerald and Brenda Bell and Michael and Patricia Bell, all of Hollis; two
granddaughters, Heather Bell of Hollis and Sandra Bell of Columbia; three
step-grandchildren, Matthew Duchesne of Milford, Tara Duchesne of Goffstown
and Erik Duchesne of Hollis; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Hartwell
and Dorothy Bell of Hollis; two cousins, Clara Chapman of Dover, Mass.,
and Marion Clark of Nashua; and several nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service will take place in East Cemetery in Hollis.
The Farwell Funeral Service, Nashua, is in charge of arrangements.
Mario Eugene Ciardelli
Loved hunting, fishing and gardening
M. Eugene "Gene" Ciardelli, 63, of Nashua, died Sunday, July 9, 2000,
surrounded by his family at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, after a fight
with lung cancer.
Mr. Ciardelli was born on July 20, 1936, in Nashua, son of the late
Mario and Alice Berwick Ciardelli.
He was the husband of Eleanor (Boucher) Ciardelli.
Mr. Ciardelli graduated from Milford High School, and the former Lowell
Technological Institute with a degree in industrial management. He was
employed by Ideal Products.
Mr. Ciardelli served in the Marine Corps from 1954 to 1957. He was
a member of the Lone Pine Hunters Club, and was well known in the shooting
and fishing trades throughout the country.
Like his father, he maintained a beautiful vegetable garden and enjoyed
supplying produce to his neighbors.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law,
Chris Ciardelli of Burlington, Vt., and Craig and Geralyn Ciardelli of
Nashua; a daughter, Carla Ciardelli of Montpelier, Vt.; two grandsons,
Anthony and Nathaniel Ciardelli; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Gary
and Marilyn of Wilton, and Richard Ciardelli of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister,
Marilyn Latour of Milford; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Worked at Frank’s Cozy Kitchen
Bessie "Betty" Gedenberg, 81, of Greenville, died Sunday, July 30,
2000, at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester
Born May 14, 1919, in Hyannis, Mass., she was the daughter of the late
George and Lucy (Richardson) Raymond. A 1937 graduate of Barnstable (Mass)
High School, she had lived in Greenville since 1940.
Mrs. Gedenberg had been employed as a waitress at Frank’s Cozy Kitchen
in New Ipswich for many years.
She was a member and past president of LeClaire-Caron Pelletier American
Legion Post 13 Ladies’ Auxiliary.
She was the widow of Walter Gedenberg who died in 1998.
Members of her family include four sons, Leonard W. Gedenberg of Greer,
S.C., Peter G. Gedenberg of Concord, Paul M. Gedenberg of Gilchrist, Texas,
and James P. Gedenberg of Williamsburg, Va.; two daughters, Sally Hadley
of West Sumner, Maine, and Shirley Wildes of Temple; a brother, George
Raymond of Centerville, Mass.; 26 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at 1 p.m. in
Temple Congregational Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Souhegan Ambulance Service,
PO Box 95, New Ipswich, NH 03071.
The Nelson Funeral Home, 32 Maple Street, Wilton is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara M. Hicks
Co-founder of Hicks Jewelers in Milford
Barbara M. Hicks, 81, of Boutwell Road, Mont Vernon, died July 28,
2000 at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Milford.
She was born in Boston, Mass., on May 7, 1919, a daughter of the late
Percy and Ethel (Washburn) Morehouse.
Mrs. Hicks had been a resident of Mont Vernon for 41 years and had
formerly resided in Milford for a number of years.
She and her late husband, Frederick W. Hicks, founded Hicks Jewelers
in Milford in 1949. Mrs. Hicks retired in 1995 and the business has remained
a family-owned business operated by her son and daughter-in-law.
Family members include her son and daughter-in-law with whom she resided,
James F. and Jeraldine Hicks of Mont Vernon; two grandsons, Donald Hicks
and his wife, June of New Boston, and James C. Hicks of Dover; two great-grandsons,
Ryan Hicks and Randy Hicks, both of New Boston; and several nephews and
There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held today
(Wednesday, Aug. 9), at 7 p.m., in the First Baptist Church, West Street,
Milford. Burial will be in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead, Mass., at a
Donations in Mrs. Hicks’ memory may be made to the American Cancer
Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 50l, Bedford,
NH 03110-5032; or Souhegan Home & Hospice Care, 24 North River Road,
Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Carl R. Hooper
U.S. Navy veteran
Carl R. Hooper, 67, of Howard Street, Wilton, died suddenly on July
29, 2000, at his home.
Mr. Hooper was born on Oct. 2, 1932, in Machias, Maine, the son of
the late Percy and Elmira (Clark) Hooper.
He was a custodian for New England Business Service for more than 10
Mr. Hooper was in the U.S. Navy from 1950 until 1959 and served during
the Korean War. He was a former member of the American Legion in Wilton
and a member of the VFW in Milford.
He was an avid fisherman, hunter and sports enthusiast.
Family members include his wife of 38 years, Audrey (Foster) Hooper;
two sons and daughters-in-law, James and Diane Smith of Saugus, Mass.,
and Michael and Barbara Porter of Dover; three daughters and two sons-in-law;
Jill and James Cuddihy of Wilton, Deborah and Robert Maciorowski of Milford,
and Laurie Wright of Jaffrey; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
a brother, Leonard Hooper of Roque Bluffs, Maine; a sister, Betty St. Pierre
of Machias, Maine; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Aug. 10, at 2 p.m., at
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Abbott Hill Road, Wilton.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.
To view an on-line memorial, go to www.csnh.com.
James R. Kerekes
Former Amherst resident loved exotic birds
James R. Kerekes, 30, of Autumn Lane, Merrimack, died July 26, 2000,
at his home.
He was born in Troy Hills, N.J., on March 8,1970, a son of Stephen
J. and Roberta (Conover) Kerekes of Amherst.
Mr. Kerekes had been a resident of Merrimack for the past year and
had formerly resided in Amherst for 22 years.
He was a graduate of Milford AREA Senior High School, class of 1989.
He received his associate degree from New Hampshire Technical College,
and had been employed as a medical lab technician for N.H. Medical Labs,
Manchester, for two years.
Mr. Kerekes was an avid reader, enjoyed fishing and loved animals,
especially exotic birds.
In addition to his parents, family members include his twin brother,
Joseph S. Kerekes of Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Michele F. Kerekes of Amherst;
a maternal grandmother, Pauline Conover of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a paternal
grandmother, Mary Kerekes of Brick, N.J.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated July 31 in St. Patrick Church
Donations in Mr. Kerekes’ memory may be made to the Animal Rescue League
of New Hampshire, 545 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
Adam P. Plynkofsky
Won Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars
Adam P. Plynkofsky, 83, of Hudson, died unexpectedly Friday afternoon,
July 28, 2000, at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He and his wife were
visiting family when he became ill.
Mr. Plynkofsky was born Nov. 24, 1916, in New York City, son of the
late Anthony and Mary (Valeria) Plynkofsky. He was raised on the upper
east side of Manhattan and attended school in New York City. He moved to
Hudson in the early 1940s.
He was the husband of Mildred B. (Jameson) Plynkofsky. They celebrated
their 58th wedding anniversary on Jan. 24.
Mr. Plynkofsky worked as a woodworker at the former Tolles and Bickford
Lumber Co. and the former Lochhead Millwork, both in Nashua, for several
Mr. Plynkofsky was an Army veteran of World War II, enlisting in October
1940. He served as a sergeant in the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre
and was wounded in action near Mateur, Tunisia, in May 1943. He received
a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars.
He was a member of the National Disabled American Veterans and the
Wattanick Grange of Hudson. He was an avid card player and enjoyed reading
and making furniture, especially birdhouses.
He was a communicant of St. John The Evangelist Church and was active
with the Bereavement Committee.
Besides his wife, survivors include three daughters, Patricia L. Verry
of Yarmouth, Maine, Shirley A. Campolieto of Fairfax, Va., and Cynthia
M. Pynn of Hudson; seven grandchildren, Stephanie Baron of Goffstown, Matthew
Pynn of Milford, Tyson Pynn of San Diego, Calif., Branden Pynn of Hudson,
Beth Marhanka of Burke, Va., and Jessica Verry and Christopher Verry, both
of Yarmouth, Maine; four great-grandchildren, Connor, Seth and Kristine
Baron and Zachary Marhanka; and a niece, Valerie Plynkofsky of Providence,
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 1 in St. John The Evangelist
Church in Hudson. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorial donations
may be made to the Hudson Seniors Building Fund, c/o Lucille H. Boucher,
5 Jackson Dr., Hudson, NH 03051.
The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.
Anne B. Shaughnessy
Registered nurse at Memorial Hospital, Nashua
Anne B. Shaughnessy, 85, of East Dunstable Road, Nashua, died July
28, 2000, at Langdon Place, Nashua.
She was born in Nashua, on Oct. 23, 1914, a daughter of the late Walter
and Antosa Huk.
Mrs. Shaughnessy had been a resident of Nashua for the past year and
had formerly resided in Milford for 48 years.
She had been employed as a registered nurse at Memorial Hospital, Nashua,
and also worked as a private duty nurse. Mrs. Shaughnessy was a member
of the New Hampshire State Nurses Association and American Nurses Association.
Mrs. Shaughnessy was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph J. Shaughnessy, who died
Family members include a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Janice
L. Shaughnessy of Campton; a daughter and son-in-law, Martha J. and William
C. Howard of Melrose, Mass.; two grandchildren, Tyler Jennings Shaughnessy
and Abigail Louise Shaughnessy, both of Campton; and two nieces, Susan
Huk O’Shea and Nancy Huk Marden, both of Nashua.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 1 in St. Patrick Church
in Milford. Burial followed in St. Patrick Cemetery, Amherst.
Donations in Mrs. Shaughnessy’s memory may be made to Home, Health
and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth C. Walters
Active in Methodist Church’s Helping Hands
Ruth C. Walters, 98, of Elm Street, Milford, died July 26, 2000, at
Harborside Healthcare Center-Milford.
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 1, 1902, a daughter of the
late Henry C. and Lena (Dobbler) Albach.
A resident of Milford since 1966, Mrs. Walters formerly resided in
Amityville, N.Y., for many years. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Chemical
Bank for 12 years.
She was a member of the Milford Grange, Souhegan Valley Chapter of
the AARP and the Puritan Charity Themis Chapter 29, Eastern Star, Milford.
Mrs. Walters was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church and
was active in the Helping Hands Church Group.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Elizabeth C. Walters.
Family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Charles
Kaufold of Milford; three grandchildren, Gail Westergren, Kurt Kaufold
and William Kaufold, all of Milford; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson;
and niece and a nephew.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Sunday,
Aug. 6, at 2 p.m., in the Milford United Methodist Church, 20 Mont Vernon
St., Milford. Burial will be in Amityville (N.Y.) Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church Memorial
Fund, 20 Mont Vernon St., Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Albert A. Bonenfant
Navy veteran served with the Seabees
Albert A. Bonenfant, 64, of Warwick, RI., died Monday, July 31, 2000,
at Kent County Memorial Hospital after being stricken at home.
Mr. Bonenfant was born in Nashua, son of the late Albert and Jeannette
(Paul) Bonenfant. He had lived in Warwick for more than 42 years.
He was the husband of Dorothea A. (Weidmann) Bonenfant.
Mr. Bonenfant was a Navy veteran, serving with the Seabees. He was
an electrician at Leviton Manufacturing Co. for 21 years.
In addition to his wife, he leaves four sons, Stephen M., John M.,
Peter M. and Michael A. Bonenfant, all of Warwick, R.I.; four grandchildren;
four brothers, Paul and Arthur Bonenfant of Nashua, Roger Bonenfant of
Merrimack and Ronald Bonenfant of Amherst; and a sister, Joan Mayo of Nashua.
The Urquhart-Murphy Funeral Home in Warwick, RI., is in charge of arrangements.
Fred E. Day Jr.
WWII veteran had been manager of Mass. state senate office and city
hall reporter for Lowell Sun
Fred E. Day Jr., 72, who lived most of his life in the Highlands section
of Lowell, Mass., died Aug. 5, 2000, at Town and Country Nursing Center
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Ann (McGrath) Day.
Born Jan. 13, 1928 in Woburn, Mass., he was the son of the late Frederick
E. Day and Ruth F. (Connors) Day. He was a communicant of St. Margaret
He attended Lowell schools and graduated from Keith Academy in 1946,
where he played varsity football and was co-captain and third baseman of
the 1946 Keith Academy baseball team that won the state championship. He
was vice president of his senior class.
He was a member of various CYO and Holy Name Society baseball teams
for St. Margaret’s parish, which won several CYO division championship
games at the former Boston Braves Field and at Fenway Park. He also played
for teams in the "old" Twilight Baseball League on the South Common in
After graduating from Keith Academy, he enlisted in the U.S. Army,
and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Occupational Forces
in Japan, at the conclusion of hostilities, 1947-49.
He graduated from Merrimack College in 1953 with a degree in business
administration. During his senior year at Merrimack, he was class treasurer.
Before retiring in 1998, Mr. Day was the office manager for the Clerk
of the State Senate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for more than
24 years. He had been a political writer with the Lowell Sun, assigned
to city hall, the State House bureau. Later, he was with the State House
He was a member of the Retired State, County and Municipal Employees
Association, Merrimack College Alumni Association and St. Margaret’s Holy
He was predeceased by a brother, Charles C. "Coley" Day, who died in
1998, and a sister, Marjorie Day, who died in 1999.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Trish Gagnon and
her husband, Richard Arnold, of Amherst, Mary Lou Campbell of Batavia,
Ill., and Penny J. Beaumont and her husband, George, of Raymond; two sons,
Fred J. Day and his wife, Delia, of Tewksbury, Mass., and Joseph T. and
his wife, Cathy, of Dracut, Mass.; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson;
a brother, Ernest F. Day and his wife, Betty Lou, of Freedom; and many
nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the O’Donnell Funeral Home, 276 Pawtucket St.,
Lowell, Mass., on Thursday, Aug. 10, from 3 to 8 p.m. Funeral services
will be from the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m., followed by
a Funeral Mass at St. Margaret Church in Lowell, at 11 a.m. Burial will
be in St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury, Mass.
Contributions in Mr. Day’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nursing
Association of Greater Lowell-Hospice Program, 336 Central St., Lowell,
Mona (Lee) Rothfuchs, 91, of Mountain Road, Lyndeborough, died Aug.
7, 2000 at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, after a brief illness.
Born in North Andover, Mass., on Nov. 13, 1908, she was the daughter
of James and Harriet (Hadley) Lee. She lived in Lyndeborough for the past
40 years, moving from West Roxbury, Mass. in 1960.
In 1926, she graduated from North Andover High School in Massachusetts.
In 1928, she graduated from Lawrence General Hospital School of Nursing
in Lawrence, Mass.
Mrs. Rothfuchs worked many years as a nurse for Moore General Hospital
An avid reader, Mrs. Rothfuchs enjoyed a library of more than 3,000
She was married to Robert H. Rothfuchs, who died in 1982.
Family members include a son, Robert H. Rogers of Lyndeborough; a daughter,
Mona Podgurski of Canton, Mass.; and a grandchild.
Calling hours are Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, 32
Maple St., Wilton.
A graveside service will take place at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to J.A. Tarbell Library, Forest Road,
South Lyndeborough, NH 03082.
Judith M. Sweeney
Foster parent in Ohio, New Hampshire and New Jersey
Judith M. Sweeney, 59, of Tarry Lane, Milford, died Sunday, Aug. 6,
2000, at her home.
She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., on Feb. 10,1941, a daughter of the
late William and Caroline (LaPorte) Pfeuffer.
Mrs. Sweeney had been a resident of Milford for the past 20 years and
had formerly resided in Plymouth.
She had been a foster parent in Ohio, New Hampshire and New Jersey.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford, and an avid bingo
Family members include her husband, Robert C. Sweeney of Milford, to
whom she would have been married 20 years on Dec. 19; two daughters, Christine
Smith of Milford and Victoria Applegate of Ocean Gate, N.J.; three sons,
Ronald Toth Jr. of Rochester, Steven Manteau Jr. of Pittsfield, and Kenneth
Manteau of Milford; three stepchildren, Leigh Lynch of Scottsdale, Ariz.,
Laurie Michalewicz of Milford and Leslie Mendenhall of Nashua; 15 grandchildren;
three brothers, William Pfeuffer of Indianapolis, Ind., Clayton Pfeuffer
of Florence, Ky., and Warren Pfeuffer of Jamesburg, N.J.; and many nieces
Calling hours are today (Wednesday, Aug. 9), 7-9 p.m., in the Smith
and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A Mass of Christian Burial
will be celebrated Thursday, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m., in St. Patrick Church,
34 Amherst St., Milford. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Amherst.
Bruce V. Wurdeman
Forty-eight-year member of the Benevolent Lodge 7 F&AM, Milford
Bruce V. Wurdeman, 92, of Harris Road, Nashua, died Sunday, Aug. 6,
2000, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Oct. 25, 1907, a son of the late Julius
H. and Mary Belle (McCollom) Wurdeman.
Mr. Wurdeman had lived in Nashua for the past 38 years and had formerly
resided in Milford.
He was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1925, and had attended
the University of New Hampshire.
Mr. Wurdeman was employed by the New Hampshire Turnpike Authority for
He was a 48-year member of the Benevolent Lodge 7 F&AM, Milford.
Mr. Wurdeman was predeceased by his wife, Emma L. (Smith) Wurdeman,
who died in 1997.
Family members include a son, Alan E. Wurdeman of Providence, R.I.
Visiting hours are Thursday, Aug. 10, 1:30-3 p.m., in the Smith and
Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Funeral services, including a
Masonic service, will begin at 3 p.m., in the funeral home. Burial will
follow in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Lois A. Briere
Former chairman of New Boston Board of Selectmen
Lois Anne Briere, 46, of New Boston, died Aug. 7, 2000.
Born in Boston, Mass., on March 6,1954, she lived 22 years in New Boston.
She graduated cum laude from Notre Dame College with a paralegal degree.
She also attended Rivier College, where she accumulated 94 credits toward
a degree in elementary/special education.
Mrs. Briere was co-owner of Briere Equipment.
She served New Boston and New Hampshire in many ways. Mrs. Briere was
chairman of the New Boston selectmen, serving on the board for the past
three years. She was an ex-officio of the New Boston Planning Board. In
addition, she was an organizer of the first of many meetings regarding
growth management in New Boston.
Mrs. Briere also held a real estate license.
She served as a volunteer for the Rape and Assault Support Services
Inc. as a crisis line interventionist from 1996 to 1999. She was a charter
member and recording secretary for the New Boston Business Association,
serving on the board for six years. She did research for Disabilities Rights
Center Inc. and Grant Administration for the Office of the Merrimack County
Briere also served on the board of directors of Common Cause/New Hampshire
as treasurer for three years, also serving on the Executive Director Hiring
Committee. She was the New Hampshire office manager for the 1996 Arlen
Spector for President campaign and the fiscal agent on the successful campaign
of State Representative Susan J. Clay.
She enjoyed gardening, cats and storytelling.
Family members include her husband of 22 years, Robert Briere; her
parents, Richard and Rosamond (Luscombe) Castle of Amherst; a sister, Barbara
McVicker of Mammonton, N.J.; and nieces.
The funeral was Sunday at the Community Church of New Boston.
The French and Rising Funeral Home in Goffstown was in charge of arrangements.
Raymond A. Cantin
Army veteran; developed Air Force’s first AWAC aircraft
Raymond A. Cantin, 76, of Hollis, formerly of Westford, Mass., died
Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
Mr. Cantin was born June 6, 1924, in Fall River, Mass., son of the
late Laurent and Eva (Gagnon) Cantin. He lived in Westford for 33 years
before moving to Hollis in 1999.
He was the husband of Dorothy (Mullin) Cantin, to whom he was married
for 52 years.
Mr. Cantin worked at Hanscom Air Force Base, mainly for the Electronic
Systems Division of the U.S. Air Force, for more than 30 years. He traveled
widely on behalf of the government and was involved in the development
of the Air Force’s first AWAC aircraft. He also worked for Horizon Technologies
Inc. as a consultant to the U.S. Air Force after retirement.
He was an avid golfer and conservationist.
Mr. Cantin was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War.
He flew more than 100 combat missions as a flight engineer on B-17 and
C-47 aircraft in the European Theatre of Operations, including two missions
on D-Day, while assigned to the 8th Air Force in England.
He attended St. Anne’s Parochial School in Fall River, Mass.
Mr. Cantin was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Cantin.
Besides his wife, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara
E. and Daniel J. Mangan of Amherst; two grandsons, James D. Mangan and
Kevin J. Mangan, both of Amherst; six brothers, Reginald Cantin and Aime
Cantin, both of Fall River, Mass., Louis and Marcel Cantin, both of Rhode
Island, Normand Cantin of Framingham, Mass., and Andre Cantin of Swansea,
Mass.; three sisters, Anita Limoncelli of Marlborough, Conn., Annette DeNardo
of Fall River and Florence Fournier of Westport, Mass.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 10 at St. Catherine’s Church in
Westford, Mass. Burial in St. Catherine’s Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the TREAD Program,
c/o Town Hall, Westford, MA 01886.
The Healy Funeral Home in Westford, Mass., was in charge of arrangements.
Angelina M. Caron
Angelina M. Caron (Dachima Gardini), 75, of Nashua, died Saturday,
Aug. 12, 2000, at Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare in Nashua.
She was born in Lowell, Mass., daughter of the late Attilio and Laura
(Zaria Teodoranti) Gardini.
Mrs. Caron was the widow of Robert J. Caron Sr.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church of Nashua.
She was predeceased by a great-granddaughter, Damia Marie Caron-Jandreau.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert J. Jr. and Linda
S. Caron of Hudson; a daughter and special friend, Virginia Getchell and
Melvin Getchell of Nashua; two brothers, George Gardini of Lowell, Mass.,
and Primo Gardini of Italy; two sisters, Pierina Payette and Lena Anger,
both of Lowell, Mass.; four grandchildren, Christopher Caron of Manchester,
Amy Caron of Franklin, Jill Caron of Milford and Aaron Getchell of Nashua;
and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A gathering will be held at the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 370 Main
St., Nashua, on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St.,
Framingham, MA 01701.
Aleithia "Dolly" Clark, 76, of Somersworth, died Saturday, Aug. 12,
2000, at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, after a period of failing
Mrs. Clark was born in Somerville, Mass., the daughter of David E.
and Gladys May (Labonte) Horton. She was educated in Somerville schools.
She had resided in Leroy, N.Y., where she was employed by the Jell-O
Co. and later, General Foods. In 1966 she relocated to Lyndeborough, and
worked at Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. in Milford and Rowse Juice Co. in
Mrs. Clark moved to Somersworth in 1972, and worked at the Pease Air
Force Base NCO club.
She was a past president and life member of the Leroy VFW Auxiliary,
the American Legion Auxiliary of Leroy, the VFW Doughboys drill team of
Somerville, Mass., the Ladies of the Moose in Leroy, N.Y., and the Eagles
of Aberdeen, Wash. She was a communicant of St. Martin Church in Somersworth.
Mrs. Clark enjoyed knitting, ceramics and other handicrafts.
Dolly was the widow of Elmer Clark, who died in 1971, and was predeceased
by a sister, Delcia Silva.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, David and Cynthia
Clark of Hollis, William J. Sr. and Pamela Clark of North Berwick, Maine,
and Edward L. and Karen Clark of Windham; three daughters and a son-in-law,
Faith Hall of Aberdeen, Wash., Priscilla and James McKenzie of Pavilion,
N.Y., and Theresa Clark of Somersworth; a brother and sister-in-law, David
E. Jr. and Dorothy Horton of Kittery, Maine; a daughter-in-law and caregiver,
Dorothy S. Clark of Somersworth; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today (Wednesday, Aug.
16), 10 a.m., at St. Martin Church, Somersworth, with Fr. Robert Biron,
pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in South Cemetery in Lyndeborough.
Memorial donations may be made to the Homemakers of Strafford Co.,
215 Rochester Hill Rd., Rochester, NH 03867-1701.
The Roberge Funeral Home in Somersworth, is in charge of arrangements
Ernest P. Crozier III
Ernest P. "Scott" Crozier III, 38, of Lakewood, Ohio, died Aug. 10,
2000, at his home.
Mr. Crozier was born Oct. 3, 1961, in Boston, son of the late Ernest
P. Crozier Jr. and Mary-Lou (Comins) Crozier of Lyndeborough.
He was the husband of Suzanne (Filbert) Crozier.
Mr. Crozier was a resident of Ohio for 18 years and formerly resided
He was employed in the restaurant business for most of his life, most
recently as the manager of Sushi Rock Restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. Crozier was an avid sportsman and enjoyed skiing, hockey, baseball,
golf and tennis.
He served in the Army Reserves.
Mr. Crozier was a 1980 graduate of Hollis High School and attended
Besides his mother and wife, family members include a stepdaughter,
Mirren Filbert of Lakewood, Ohio; two daughters, Grace L. Crozier of Lakeland,
Ohio, and Lauren J. Crozier of Rocky River, Ohio; a sister and brother-in-law,
Martha and Greg Povey of Castleton, Vt.; an uncle, the Rev. Ellsworth Comins
of Hampton; an aunt, Norma Comins of Waterford, Conn.; Donna St. Germain
of Lyndeborough; and several cousins.
Visiting hours will be held today (Wednesday, Aug. 16), 6-8 p.m. in
the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A memorial service
will be Thursday, Aug. 17, at 2 p.m., in the Brookline Church of Christ,
Main Street, Brookline.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Athletic Department, Hollis/Brookline
High School, Hollis, NH 03949.
Ronald G. Dalbec
Ronald C. Dalbec, 70, of Goffstown, died Aug. 8, 2000, at Bel Air Nursing
Home after a lengthy illness.
Born in Manchester on April 28, 1930, he was the son of Aime and Melina
(Metivier) Dalbec. He lived most of his life in Manchester. He also resided
many years in Dunbarton before moving to Goffstown.
Mr. Dalbec worked many years for New Hampshire Manufacturers, Seal
Tannery and Dugas Construction Co.
He was a member of the League of 1,000 Men of the Precious Blood; a
former member of the Teamsters Union; and Manchester Motorcycle Club.
Family members include his wife of 52 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Houle)
Dalbec of Goffstown; five sons, Charles A. Dalbec of Wheatridge, Colo.,
Michael L. Dalbec, Louis P. Dalbec and Paul R. Dalbec, all of Manchester,
and Jean G. Dalbec of Milford; a daughter, Elizabeth M. Rearick of Concord;
11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; two brothers, Robert A. Dalbec of
Chichester, and Richard P. Dalbec of Campbell, Calif.; nieces and nephews..
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Aug. 12 at St. Edmond Church,
Edmond Street, Manchester. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Manchester.
Memorial donations may be made to Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge
St., Manchester 03104.
Madeline A. Larocque
Madeline A. Larocque, 82, of Nashua, died Aug. 9, 2000, at a local
nursing home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Mrs. Larocque was born May 4, 1918, in Nashua, daughter of the late
John and Rose (Charest) Coutsonikas. She was a lifelong resident of Nashua
and had lived in the French Hill area during her youth. She was the wife
of Ernest A. Larocque, with whom she would have celebrated their 59th wedding
anniversary on Oct. 11. Mrs. Larocque worked at Sprague Electric Co. in
Nashua for several years.
She enjoyed singing and dancing and attended the former Abbey Tilsley’s
Dancing School in Nashua.
Mrs. Larocque was a communicant of St. Patrick Church. She attended
the former St. Francis Xavier Parochial School and graduated from Nashua
High School in 1936.
Besides her husband, survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law,
Carol Ann Larocque and E. Thomas Arsenault of Newbury, Mass., Susan Marie
and Carlos Sierra of Fort Myers, Fla., and Donna L. and Gary P. Airoldi
of Milford; and two grandsons, Bryan Airoldi of Milford and Glen Sierra
of Fort Myers, Fla.
The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.
Anita M. Lavoie
Anita M. Lavoie, 83, of Nashua died Aug. 7, 2000, at Southern New Hampshire
Medical Center in Nashua.
Mrs. Lavoie was born Nov. 20, 1916, in Baker Lake, Canada, daughter
of the late Telesphore and Amanda (Nadeau) Nadeau. She was educated in
She was the widow of Laurent A. Lavoie, who died Sept. 8, 1988.
Mrs. Lavoie was a member of the Senior Center.
She was involved for many years with the Miraculous Medals Association.
Also, she enjoyed the Red Sox, bowling and going to Foxwoods.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Nashua.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Lavoie was predeceased by two sisters,
Julienne Gagne and Claire Lambert; and three brothers, Joseph Pea, and
Ernest and Henry Nadeau.
Survivors include five daughters and four sons-in-law, Louise and Paul
Rochette, Mariette Lavoie, Diane and Raymond Dumont, Anne Marie and Leonard
VanHirtum, all of Nashua, and Betty Jane and Gary Raymond of Wilton; two
sons, Larry Lavoie of Manchester and Alan Lavoie of Nashua; 10 grandchildren;
two step-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; three sisters and a brother-in-law,
Regina Belanger of Merrimack, Rela and Raymond Burns of Nashua and Rita
Frenette of Pittsfield; a brother and three sisters-in-law, Roger and Theresa
Nadeau of Florida, Evangeline Nadeau and Jeannine Nadeau, both from Nashua;
four step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 10 in St. Joseph Church
in Nashua. Burial followed in St. Louis Cemetery.
The family requests donations may be made to Home, Health and Hospice,
22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.
The Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home in Nashua was in charge
Douglas Copp Merrill
Member of the Odd Fellows, American Legion
Douglas Copp Merrill, 57, of Maple Street, Wilton, died Wednesday,
Aug. 9, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Born in Concord, he was the son of Robert N. Merrill Jr. and Lois (Copp)
Dearborn. He was a graduate of New England Aeronautical Institute.
He served in the U.S. Air Force
Mr. Merrill was a salesman for Brox Industries.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows Pilgrim Fellowship, the American
Legion in Milford and the Milford and Co. Motorcycle Club. He attended
Dunbarton and Concord Congregational churches.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Mary (Power) Merrill of Wilton;
a son, Jason Merrill of Wilton; two daughters, Alice Cutting of Sandown
and Tina Bryand of Grafton; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandson; his parents,
William and Lois Dearborn of Dunbarton; three brothers, Robert N. Merrill
III of Apache Junction, Ariz., Richard A. Dearborn of Meredith and William
M. Dearborn of Epsom; two sisters, Prudence Merrill-Wheeler of Concord
and Susan E. Dearborn Cluff of Chocorua; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial calling hours were held Aug. 13 at the West Congregational
Church in Concord. A memorial service followed, with Pam Spain, interim
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 10
Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, NH 03l0l-2244.
The Bennett Funeral Home in Concord was in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Sanborn, 77, of East Flat Rock, N.C., Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000,
at the Elizabeth House.
She had lived in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Newport, N.H., and had
lived in Henderson County since 1998. She was a daughter of the late Florence
Devenger, and was also predeceased by a brother, Richard Devenger.
She is survived by two sons, Douglas B. Sanborn Jr. of Milford and
Rick Sanborn of Hendersonville, N.C.; a granddaughter, Erica Sanborn of
Milford; three sisters, Albertine Sinotte of Concord, Gwendolyn Brinkley
of Magee, Miss., and Sandra Peterson of Lutz, Fla.; a brother, Rodney Devenger
of Claremont; and 13 nieces and nephews.
No services are planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to Four Seasons Hospice Elizabeth
House, P0 Box 2395, Hendersonville, N.C. 28793
Arrangements are by Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and
Cremation Memorial Center.