|Malcolm E. Bailey
Survived by sons in Lyndeborough, Merrimack
Malcolm E. "Bill" Bailey, 67 of Nashua, died Sept. 25, 2000, following
a brief illness.
Mr. Bailey was born Feb. 27, 1933, in Nashua, son of the late Merton
and Charlena (Underhill) Bailey.
He was the husband of Millie (Coleman) Bailey, whom he married April
Mr. Bailey worked as a sales engineer for Improved Machinery for 25
years, and then worked as an auto rental agent for MacMulkin Chevrolet
for nine years.
He was a member of Pennichuck Lodge 44, Independent Order of Odd Fellows,
in Nashua and Londonderry Post, American Legion, Society of Plastics Engineers
and the American Association of Retired Persons. He had attended Arlington
Street United Methodist Church in Nashua.
He enjoyed sports, camping, the beach and his family.
Mr. Bailey was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Bailey graduated from Nashua High School and received an associate
degree in mechanical engineering from Lowell Technological Institute. He
had also taken courses at Brown University.
He was predeceased by a brother, Duane A. Bailey, who died Sept. 19,
Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law,
Stephen and Jennifer Bailey of Lyndeborough and David and Gloria Bailey
of Merrimack; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn and Richard Stahlberger
of San Jose, Calif., Sandra and Timothy Stearns of Hudson, and Janet and
Robert St. Jean of Hooksett; 11 grandchildren, including Emily, Hannah
and Charlotte Bailey of Lyndeborough; a sister-in-law, Betty Bailey of
Nashua; a sister, Marilyn Potts and her friend, Kenneth Frey, of Greenville;
an aunt and uncle, Mildred and Everett Wheeler of Berlin, Mass.; and several
nieces and nephews and cousins.
A funeral services were held Sept. 29 at Arlington Street United Methodist
Church in Nashua. The Rev. Jeffrey B. Kress officiated. Interment was to
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, New
England Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.
The Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, is in charge of arrangements.
Vivian W. Barry
Former selectman and restaurant owner
Vivian W. Barry, 86, of Mont Vernon Road, Milford, died Sept. 30, 2000,
at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood in Milford, following a lengthy
She was born in Williamstown, Mass., on March 2, 1914, a daughter of
the late Charles and Gladys (Marshall) Wilson.
Mrs. Barry was a graduate of Williamstown (Mass.) High School, class
She tirelessly devoted her life to her family, friends and community.
Her many accomplishments include serving as state representative, state
president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, president of New
England BPW and Milford BPW and as a former lieutenant colonel in the Civil
In addition, she was a member of the Milford Lioness, Milford Woman’s
Club, Amherst Area Republican Women’s Club, vice president of Milford Chapter
1235 AARP, IFYE board of directors, Souhegan Seniors, and a member of the
Advisory Board to the Office of Consumer Advocate for the Public Utilities
Commission, Senior Action Network, Manchester Committee for the Aging,
state Independent Living Council, Merrimack and Souhegan River Watershed
Councils, and Nashua Regional Planning Commission.
She was a former Milford selectman, trustee of the trust funds for
Milford, Parks and Recreation, a member of the committee to study the purchasing
of the town water supply from Pennichuck, and her favorite position, serving
as chairman of the Milford Planning Board. There are many other activities
to which she unselfishly gave her time and energy. She enjoyed gardening
and playing bridge.
From 1969 to 1983, she owned the former Horace Greeley Restaurant in
Amherst. In later years, she was employed as a greeter at the Amherst Wal-Mart.
Mrs. Barry was a member of the Church of Our Saviour in Milford. She
will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was predeceased by her first husband, H. Brewster Barry, and her
second husband, Richard G. Fontaine.
Mrs. Barry is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles A. and
Carol M. Barry of Milford; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and John
Reinke of Williamstown, Mass.; a brother, Francis "Tank" Wilson of Williamstown,
Mass.; four grandchildren, Tricia J. Barry of Hampton, Kristin C. Marshall
and her husband, Brian Marshall, Jeff Carter and his wife, Kelli Carter,
and Jay Carter, all of Milford; four great-grandchildren, Heather Marshall,
Jeffrey Marshall, McKenzie Carter and Sydney Carter, all of Milford; a
niece, Diana Stugger of Stratton, Vt.; a nephew, Robert Sprague of Frisco,
Texas; and her former daughter-in-law, Linda G. Barry of Hampton.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, Oct. 4), 9:30 a.m.,
in Church of Our Saviour, 10 Amherst St., Milford. Burial will follow in
Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, Mass., at 2:30 p.m.
Donations in her name may be made to the Vivian W. Barry Citizenship
Scholarship Fund, c/o Ms. Vivian Balam, Milford High School, 100 West St.,
Milford NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home in Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Wilma J. Betts
Wilma J. Betts, 69, of Nashua, died Sept. 18, 2000, in Nashua, following
a lengthy battle with cancer.
Mrs. Betts was born July 16, 1931, in Deer Isle, Maine. She was the
widow of Charlie Betts, who died in 1994.
Mrs. Betts loved tennis and shuffleboard. She attained a pro certification
in the Florida shuffleboard circuit.
She was predeceased by a son, Terry Betts, who died in 1969.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Peggy Betts
of Deer Isle; a daughter and son-in-law, Rene and Mike Brin of Amherst;
a grandson, Matthew, of Amherst; a brother, Bernerd Spofford of Deer Isle;
four sisters, Sheryl Richards of Lincolnville, Maine, Laurel Taylor of
Warren, Maine, Patty Cyr of Connecticut and Goldie Watts of Deer Isle.
Shirley Mae (Lyford) Bosse, 78, died Sept. 28, 2000, at Concord Hospital.
Born in Wilton, she was the daughter of Erland B. and Alice Mae (Weston)
Lyford. She moved to Hillsborough in 1946.
Mrs. Bosse was an elementary school teacher in Hillsboro for more than
25 years, retiring in 1983. She was a 1940 graduate of Wilton High School,
and earned a bachelor of science degree in teaching in 1944 from the University
of New Hampshire.
She was a member of St. Mary Church in Hillsboro, and the Catholic
Women’s Club of the church. She enjoyed golfing.
She was predeceased by her husband, Norman L. Bosse, in 1994.
The family includes a son, Leigh D. Bosse of Hillsboro; a daughter,
Norma J. Bailey of Boscawen; and three grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass was held Oct. 3 in St. Mary Church in Hillsboro. The
Rev. Andre M. Thibodeau, pastor, officiated. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery
Memorial donations may be made to the Hillsboro Lions Club, Henry G.
Martin Scholarship Fund, c/o Donald McCullough, PO Box 921, Hillsboro,
NH 03244; or the CRVNA Hospice House, PO Box 1797, Concord, NH 03302.
Norman R. Boucher
Partner in Boucher’s Flower Shop
Norman R. Boucher, 66, formerly of Hudson, died Saturday, Sept. 30,
2000, at a Nashua nursing home following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Boucher was born Dec. 26, 1933, in Nashua, son of the late Arthur
J. and Eva E. (Tromblay) Boucher. He lived in Hudson most of his life.
He was the widower of Reina I. (Caron) Boucher, who died May 29, 1999.
Mr. Boucher began his working career with New Hampshire Tobacco, where
he worked for 20 years. He then worked for many years before his illness
as a landscaper and florist, and was a partner with his brother, George,
in the operation of Boucher’s Flower Shop and Greenhouse in Litchfield.
He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed playing baseball, camping and
Mr. Boucher was an Army veteran, and served a corporal in Iceland during
the Korean War.
He attended Hudson elementary schools and Nashua Junior High and Senior
High School. He graduated from Alvirne High School in 1951.
Mr. Boucher was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in
Survivors include two sons, Michael Boucher of Washington, D.C., and
Scott Boucher of Milford; two stepsons, Donald P. Viens of Boothbay Harbor,
Maine, and Denis R. Viens of Pelham; two brothers and three sisters-in-law,
Gerard A. and Teresa Boucher of Nashua, George J. and Beverly Boucher of
Litchfield and Lucille H. Boucher of Hudson; two sisters and a brother-in-law,
Lucille Kinville of Nashua and Rachel and Robert Francoeur of Hudson; and
several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist
church on Oct. 3. Burial followed at St. Louis Cemetery in Nashua.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, c/o
Developmental Office, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center
Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.
Regina M. Boutin
Lived in Wilton all her life
Regina M. Boutin, 84, of Howard Street, Wilton, died Sept. 30, 2000,
at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Born in Wilton on Oct. 27, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Anthony
and May (Barrett) LaPonsee. She lived in Wilton all her life and attended
Wilton High School.
She had been employed by the Abbott Worsted Mills and Label art Company
for many years.
Mrs. Boutin was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish of Wilton.
She was the widow of Ronald W. Boutin, who died in 1991. She was also
predeceased by five brothers.
Members of her family include a son, Ronald Anthony Boutin of Gilford;
two brothers, David LaPonsee of Wilton and Bernard LaPonsee of Milford;
two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated today (Wednesday, Oct.
4) 11 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Church, Maple Street, Wilton. Burial will
be in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wilton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wilton/Lyndeborough/Temple
EMS, PO Box 584, Wilton, NH 03086.
The Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton, is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas R. Burke
Worked for Harte-Hanks Data Technologies
Thomas R. Burke, 46, of Dream Lake Drive in Amherst, formerly of Fall
River, Mass., died Sept. 26, 2000, at home following a lengthy battle with
Mr. Burke was born in Fall River, son of the late Raymond W. and Doris
H. (Clunan) Burke. He grew up in Fall River, Mass., and settled in Amherst,
where he lived with his wife.
He was the husband of Donna M. (Enos) Burke, to whom he had been married
for 18 years.
Mr. Burke had been employed as director of education services by Harte-Hanks
Data Technologies in Billerica, Mass., for five years. He was previously
employed as an instructional design developer by Computer Corp. of America
in Framingham, Mass.
He was a member of ASTD, certified as a secondary high school teacher,
and was a past president of Maplewood Babe Ruth League in Fall River.
Mr. Burke was a graduate of Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River
and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (formerly SMU), and he
received an M.B.A. from Rivier College in Nashua.
In addition to his wife, survivors include his father-in-law and mother-in-law,
John and Yvette Enos of Fall River; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law,
Shawna M. and John J. Enos Jr. of Swansea, Mass.
A funeral service was held Oct. 2 in St. John Neumann Church in Merrimack.
Interment was in St. Patrick Cemetery, Amherst.
Donations in Mr. Burke’s memory may be made to Home Health and Hospice,
80 Continental Blvd., Merrimack, NH 03054.
The Auclair Funeral Home in Fall River, Mass., was in charge of arrangements.
Berit Ann Johnson
Berit Ann Johnson, 34, died of cancer on Sept. 25, 2000, at her home
in San Luis Obispo, Calif. She was born in Beverly, Mass., on Feb. 7, 1966.
She lived in Milford, where she attended Milford Schools until her
junior year, when she transferred to Holderness Preparatory School.
Ms. Johnson received her bachelor’s degree from the University of New
Hampshire in 1988, and her master’s degree in social work from SUNY in
Albany in 1992. She was an avid cross-country skier and swimmer, and twice
won the high school divisional championship.
In 1992, she moved to San Luis Obispo, Calif., where she was the manager
of the Aaron’s Boys’ Home in Atuscedero.
Despite her demanding work schedule, she managed to compete in many
local triathlon races.
Family members include her husband, Kyle Campbell; her parents, Anita
and Lennart Johnson of Federal Hill Road, Milford; and her brother, Erik
Johnson in Boulder, Colo.
Memorial services will be held in San Luis Obispo, Calif., later this
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society
or to the local Humane Society.
Judith A. Mungovan
Made crafts for SHARE and nursing homes
Judith A. Mungovan, 53, of Nashua Street, Milford, died Sept. 26, at
the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass.
She was born in Detroit, Mich., on June 12, 1947, a daughter of the
late Thomas A. and Mildred (Dodds) Mero.
Mrs. Mungovan had been a resident of Milford for seven years, and had
formerly resided in Merrimack for 12 years, and Illinois for many years.
She was a very giving and thoughtful person. She enjoyed making crafts
and donated many items to the SHARE program and local nursing homes.
Family members include her husband of 34 years, Paul D. Mungovan of
Milford; two daughters and a son-in-law, Karin L. Martin and Harold Martin
Jr., and Jody L. Bladassare, all of Milford; two sons and a daughter-in-law,
Paul V. and Christine Mungovan of Nashua, and Thomas A. Mungovan of Milford;
nine grandchildren; and three nephews.
A graveside service was held Sept. 29 in Riverside Cemetery in Milford.
Donations in Mrs. Mungovan’s memory may be made to the SHARE Program,
PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home in Milford was in charge of arrangements.
Florence C. Oldakowski
Worked in lunch program at Wilkins and Amherst Middle School
Florence C. Oldakowski, 81, of North Meadow Road, Amherst, died Sept.
27, 2000, at her home.
She was born in Brockton, Mass., on March 4, 1919, a daughter of the
late Walter and Brony (Ucavich) Wolongevicz.
Mrs. Oldakowski had lived in Amherst for 29 years and had formerly
resided in Lexington, Mass., for 17 years.
She had had worked for a number of years in the school lunch program
at Wilkins School and Amherst Middle School.
She enjoyed cooking and baking. She was an avid collector of souvenir
spoons and dolls.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford.
Family members include her husband of 58 years, Theodore J. Oldakowski
Sr. of Amherst; a son and daughter-in-law, Theodore J. Oldakowski Jr. and
Patricia Oldakowski of Boxford, Mass.; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia
A. and William Sartanowicz of Lexington, Mass.; four grandchildren; a sister,
Frances Bandalevitch of Stoughton, Mass.; and three nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 2 in St. Patrick Church,
Milford. Burial followed in St. Patrick Cemetery, Amherst.
Donations in Mrs. Oldakowski’s memory may be made to VNA Hospice of
Manchester, 1850 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy M. Quinn
Enjoyed spending time with grandchildren
Dorothy M. Quinn, 70, of Adams Street, Milford, died Sept. 26, 2000,
at Greenbriar Healthcare Terrace in Nashua.
She was born in Worcester, Mass., on Feb. 16, 1930, a daughter of the
late Robert and Albina (Miller) Holt.
Mrs. Quinn had been a resident of Milford for 17 years, and formerly
resided in Sudbury and Weston, Mass., for many years.
She was a communicant of St. John Neumann Church, Merrimack, and while
living in Milford, she was a communicant of St. Patrick Church.
Mr. Quinn was a member of Inspire Group, Nashua, a pulmonary rehabilitation
support group. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, and spending time with her
She was predeceased by her husband, William T. Quinn, who died in 1994.
Family members include a son and daughter-in-law, William T. Quinn
Jr. and Cheryl L. Quinn of Milford; a daughter and her friend, Julie A.
Maroney and Keith Allen of Nashua; seven grandchildren; a sister, Audrey
Ayres of Westboro, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Sept. 30 in St. John Neumann
Church, Merrimack. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, Mass.
Donations in Mrs. Quinn’s memory may be made to the American Cancer
Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford,
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
Walter E. Schwartz
Owned and operated Versa-Tronics Inc.
Walter E. Schwartz, 74, of Pine Acres Road, Amherst, died Sept. 23,
2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, following a battle with cancer.
Mr. Schwartz was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Chicago, son of Paul and Ida
Mae (Kleeman) Schwartz. He had lived in Nashua since November 1973.
He was the widower of Eileen J. (Buxbaum) Schwartz, who died in November
Mr. Schwartz owned and operated Versa-Tronics Inc. in Amherst, a company
he started in 1980 that designed audio components and supplied components
to the electronic speaker industry.
He was a Marine Corps veteran of World War II and served with the 4th
Marine Division at Iwo Jima, where he was wounded and received the Purple
Mr. Schwartz graduated from Hyde Park School in Chicago, and received
a bachelor of science degree in psychology from Roosevelt University College.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy R. Mitchell of Nashua and Janice
D. Schwartz of Hollis; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert A. Schwartz and
Dawn Sheppard of Charlotte, N.C.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
a brother and sister-in-law, Marshall Robert and Selma Lee Schwartz of
North Fort Myers, Fla.; and his dog, Siggy.
A funeral service was held Sept. 26 at the Davis Funeral Home in Nashua.
Interment prayers and burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Centralized
Processing Center, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
Alice A. Blackwood
Manager for Chalet Susse in Wilton
Alice A. Blackwood, 71, of Brookline, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000,
at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Ms. Blackwood was born Feb. 11, 1929, in Fitchburg, Mass., daughter
of the late Theodore and Ruth (Beard) Blackwood. She was a graduate of
Fitchburg High School, and had been a resident of Brookline for more than
Ms. Blackwood was employed as a manager for Chalet Susse in Wilton
for 15 years. She was a member of Puritan Charity Themis Chapter 29, Order
of Eastern Star, and was an avid reader.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Leah M. Powers, who died in 1998.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Melanie J. and Paul H.
Girouard of Brookline; two grandchildren, Rachael J. Girouard and Marcella
A. Rosario, both of Brookline; and a cousin, Eleanor Woodruff of Milford.
A memorial service will be held today (Wednesday, Oct. 11), at 1 a.m.
in the Brookline Church of Christ, Main Street, Brookline.
Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of New England,
24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03064; or to the American Diabetes Association,
NH Affiliate, 249 Canal St., Manchester, NH 03101.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Ronald E. Frost
Worked at Hendrix Wire & Cable
Ronald E. Frost, 72, resident of New Ipswich, died Oct. 5, 2000, at
Crestwood Healthcare Center, Milford.
He was born in Amherst, on June 16, 1928, a son of the late Clarence
G. and Martha E. (Byam) Frost.
Mr. Frost had been a resident of New Ipswich, for the past 12 years
and had formerly resided in Milford for many years.
He was employed by Hendrix Wire & Cable Company, Milford.
Mr. Frost was a member of Ricciardi Hartshorn Post 23, American Legion
and Harley Sanford Post 4368 VFW, Milford. He enjoyed fishing and playing
He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during World War 11.
Mr. Frost was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph E. Frost and Harold
Family members include three brothers, Clarence C. "Jack" Frost of
Fitchburg, Mass., James S. Frost of Marlboro, Mass., and Donald H. Frost;
three sisters, Almeda Cook of Athol, Mass., Gertrude Batchelder of Milford,
and Mildred E. Davis of Brookline; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Oct. 9 at in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home,
Milford. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford, at a later date.
Worked at Hillsborough Mills
Walter Johnson, 80, of South Street, Milford, died Oct. 5, 2000, at
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.
He was born in Brookline on April 10, 1920, the son of the late Andrew
and Mary (Sankala) Johnson.
Mr. Johnson had been a resident of Milford for more than 70 years.
He was employed by Hillsborough Mills, Milford, for 12 years.
Mr. Johnson was a caretaker for his mother, and he also enjoyed gardening.
Family members include two sisters, Mary E. Johnson of Milford, Ellen
Johnson Dale of San Diego, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held today (Wednesday, Oct. 11) 1 p.m.
at Riverside Cemetery, Nashua Street, Milford.
Donations in Mr. Johnson’s memory may be made to Uniting Church of
Christ, 10 Northern Boulevard, Unit 20, Amherst, NH 03031.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Mother of Amherst resident
Hazel (Griffith) Muise, 80, resident of Wakefield, Mass., died Oct.
5, 2000, after a long battle with cancer.
Locally, family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Marie and
Thomas Grella of Amherst; a granddaughter and her fiancée, Theresa
Grella and David Albert of Amherst; a grandson and his fiancé, Tom
Grella and Stacey Brothers of Portsmouth; and a great-granddaughter, Amey
Grella of Amherst.
A funeral service was held Oct. 10 in the McDonald Funeral Home, Wakefield,
Mass., followed by a funeral Mass in St. Florence Church in Wakefield.
Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden, Mass.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen
Street, Framingham, MA 01701; or another hospice care group of one’s choice.
Maurice A. Prunier
Member of the Elks Lodge 720 of Nashua
Maurice A. Prunier, 84, of Nashua, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2000.
Mr. Prunier was born Oct. 17, 1915, in Nashua, son of the late Frederick
and Aurore (Riendeau) Prunier. He was a lifelong resident of Nashua.
He was the husband of Phyllis (Goodhue) Prunier, to who he had been
married for 63 years.
Mr. Prunier worked as a chief electrician at Johns-Manville Corp. in
Nashua for 45 years.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge 720 of Nashua and Johns-Manville
Quarter Century Club. He also was a member of the National Rifle Association,
the United Mine Workers Local 13012 Johns-Manville, a past member of the
Lone Pine Hunters Club and a member of the former Guarde Rochambeau.
Mr. Prunier was predeceased by a son, Richard M. Prunier.
Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law,
Paul A. and Kathleen Prunier, and David R. and Hazel Prunier, all of Nashua;
a daughter and son-in-law, Janet L. and Edward O. Leduc Sr. of Manchester;
a daughter-in-law, Irene (Nepveu) Prunier of Milford; nine grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.
Andrea L. Savage
Served on board of Boys and Girls Club
Andrea L. Savage, 75, formerly of Kinsley St., Nashua, died Oct. 2,
2000, at Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare in Nashua.
Mrs. Savage was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Nashua, daughter of the late
Carl A. and Ellen Lee Savage.
She worked at Sanders Associates for 29 years as a contracts administrator.
Also, she was the one of the founders and a past president of Sanders Employee
Mrs. Savage was past president of the St. John Women’s Guild, a member
of the Nashua Emblem Cub and a past president of Nashua Business and Professional
Club. In 1969, she received the New Hampshire Federation of Business and
Professional Women’s Clubs Golden Circle Award for contributions to her
club and community. She served on the board of the Boys and Girls Club
of Greater Nashua, and Dollars for Scholars.
She was an accomplished piano player in school, and she played briefly
in the Tom Calkin Band. Also, she was an avid duplicate bridge player.
Until her illness, Mrs. Savage was active as a volunteer at the Nashua
Historical Society, Greenbriar Terrace and the Senior Activity Center.
Also, she was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Mrs. Savage was a 1942 graduate of Nashua High School, and she was
active in the reunion and scholarship committees for many years. She attended
Nashua Business College, class of 1943, and the Chandler School for Women
She was predeceased by a daughter, Deborah Rosemary Daniels, who died
Survivors include a son, Drake H. Daniels Sr. of Hudson; a daughter,
Ellen Lee (Daniels) Coolbeth of New Boston; nine grandchildren, Juliet
Gilbert of Nashua, Drake H. Daniels Jr. of the USS Eisenhower, Norfolk,
Va., Andrea Daniels and Carol Arnold, both of Hudson, Gregory Earle of
Wilton, Melissa Wood of Indianapolis, Ind., Ellen Veilleux of Mont Vernon,
and John Coolbeth Jr. and Caryn Coolbeth, both of Merrimack; 11 great-grandchildren;
a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Marion Savage of Nashua; and two
nephews and a niece.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Nashua Senior Activity Center,
70 Temple St., Nashua, NH 03060.
The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, Hudson, was in charge of arrangements.
Meta M. Shea
Trustee and selectman in Greenfield
Meta Marietta Shea, 93, died Oct. 8, 2000, at Good Shepherd Nursing
Home in Jaffrey.
She was born in Hancock on Dec. 17, 1907, the daughter of Marie (Waldecker)
and Elisha Goodwin. She graduated from Milford High School in 1923, at
the age of 16.
Mrs. Shea was employed as a postal clerk by the Greenfield Post Office
for more than 20 years, and served as acting postmaster for several years,
retiring in 1977. For many years she served in various positions for the
town of Greenfield, most recently as trustee of the trust funds, and she
had been appointed as a selectman for one term. She was a member of the
Greenfield Woman’s Club.
Mrs. Shea was predeceased by her husband, George E. Shea Sr., in 1980.
She was also predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Myhaver; a brother, Harvey
H. Goodwin; and a sister, Hedwig Barrett.
She is survived by two sons, James A. Shea of Nashua and George F.
Shea Jr. of El Lago, Texas; a daughter, Katharine Caron of Concord; a sister,
Regina Luongo of Fitchburg, Mass.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;
a great-great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held today (Wednesday, Oct. 11) at 1 p.m.,
in the Greenfield Congregational Church, with the Rev. Daniel Osgood officiating.
Burial will follow in Greenvale Cemetery, Greenfield.
Memorial donations may be made to the Greenfield Fire and Rescue Squad,
Greenfield, NH 03047.
The Jellison Funeral Home, Peterborough, is in charge of arrangements.