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Beatrice M. Bickerstaff
Beatrice M. Bickerstaff, 91, of Crosby Street, Milford, died Oct. 16, 2000, at Harborside Crestwood in Milford.
She was born in Mount Rose, Nova Scotia, on Jan. 8, 1909, a daughter of the late Alister and Emma (Banks) Banks.
She was a homemaker most of her life.
Mrs. Bickerstaff was a member of the First Baptist Church, Stoneham, Mass.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clayton C. Bickerstaff, and a daughter, Beatrice Halchak.
Family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Gloria E. and Thomas Naegeli of Milford; a son, John H. MacDonald of Manchester, Conn.; 14 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bessie Hirtle of Nova Scotia.
Visiting hours are today (Wednesday, Oct. 18), 6-8 p.m., in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Forest Glen Cemetery, Reading, Mass.

Edwin H. Churchill Sr.
Served with the 31st Infantry during World War II
Edwin H. Churchill Sr., 76, of Lyndeborough Center Road, Wilton, died Oct. 15, 2000, at his home, following a sudden illness.
Born in Easton, N.Y., on June 26, 1924, the son of the late Rev. John E. and Elsie (Bicknell) Churchill, he had lived in Wilton for the past 47 years.
He was a 1942 graduate of Vilas High School in Alstead.
Mr. Churchill served with the 31 Infantry Regiment during world War II in the South Pacific. After his service, he attended the University of New Hampshire, where he received his BA in agriculture in 1950.
He was employed by the Idlenot Farms of Springfield, Vt., and later, the Sydney White Farms of Andover, Mass., before moving to Wilton in 1953.
While living in Wilton he worked for the former Whiting Farms for more than 20 years. Later, he was employed by the former Hayward Farms of Milford. He had worked for Barretto Granite Quarry in Milford and Souhegan Wood Products Company in Wilton. He operated his own janitorial service for 10 years in the Wilton and Lyndeborough area.
Mr. Churchill was a member of the Brookline-Wilton Grange 211, Hillsborough County Pomona Grange 1 and N.H. State Grange. He was a member and Past Noble Grand of Laurel Lodge 78 International Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) of Wilton as treasurer and trustee.
He was a member of Mayflower Rebekah Lodge 40 of Wilton, and Past Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge IOOF of New Hampshire. He was a member of Past Grand Masterís and Grand Chaplainís Association.
Mr. Churchill was a past deacon and Sunday school teacher of the Second Congregational Church of Wilton, and had been serving as treasurer for many years. He was a member of Bent Burke American Legion Post 10 of Wilton.
Members of his family include his wife, Virginia F. (Davis) Churchill of Wilton; a son, Edwin H. Churchill Jr. of Wilton; a granddaughter, Christy Lynn Churchill of Antrim; and aunt and an uncle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, Oct. 18), 11 a.m., in the Second Congregational Church, 25 Gregg Street, Wilton. Burial will be in N.H. Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Memorial donations may be made to the Second Congregational Memorial Fund, 25 Gregg St., Wilton, NH 03086.
The Nelson Funeral Home Inc. in Wilton, is in charge of arrangements.

Edward A. Curtis
Edward A. Curtis, 82, a resident of New Boston Road, Goffstown, formerly of Amherst, died Oct. 16, 2000, in Villa Crest, Manchester.
He was born in Rochester, Vt., on Oct. 28, 1917, a son of the late George and Ella (Warner) Curtis.
Mr. Curtis had been a resident of Goffstown for the past three years, and had formerly resided in Amherst for more than 49 years.
He was employed as a printer for the Milford Cabinet for 45 years.
He enjoyed hiking and was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. For many years he conducted surveys for the New Hampshire Audubon Society. He was an avid gardener. In addition, Mr. Curtis was a regular blood donor.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marion R. (Pearo) Curtis, who died in 1994.
Family members include two sons, Duane A. Curtis of Milford and Stephen W. Curtis of Goffstown; two daughters, Elizabeth A. Smith of Merrimack and Carol J. Curtis of Grafton; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathryn Miller of Bridgeton, Maine, and Louise McIntyre of Rochester, Vt.; a brother, Richard Curtis of Rochester, Vt.; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are on Thursday, Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m., in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial will be in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst, at a later date.
Donations in his memory may be made to GEMSA, 18 Church St., Goffstown, NH 03045.

Nicholas C. Darchik Sr.
Co-owned Youngís Music Store in Berlin
Nicholas C. Darchik Sr., 83, of Shepard St., Berlin, died Oct. 11, 2000, at his sonís home in Milford.
Mr. Darchik was born in Berlin, Sept. 8, 1917, son of Constantine and Helen (Panish) Darchik. He was a lifelong resident of Berlin prior to moving to Milford.
He was the widower of Olga (Tupick) Darchik, who died July 9.
Mr. Darchik was self-employed as co-owner of Youngís Music Store in Berlin before retirement.
He was a member of the Lions Club, where he served as treasurer for 20 years. He was presented the Membership Key for outstanding service and expansion of Lionism. He was also a very avid ham radio operator who was issued his license in 1963.
Mr. Darchik was an Army veteran of World War II, having served from Aug. 1, 1941 to Jan. 7, 1946. He was stationed in the Philippines and received seven military medals and a Bronze Star.
He was an active member of the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Berlin and was the overseer of day to day operations at the church.
Mr. Darchik was predeceased by two brothers, John Darchik of Bridgeport, Conn., and Water Darchik of Tucson, Ariz.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Nicholas and Tracy Darchik of Milford; a daughter, Christine Cole of Amherst; three grandsons, Michael Grondin of Webster, Christopher Grondin and his wife, Paulette, of Bow and Matthew Darchik of Haverill, Mass.; a granddaughter, Melissa Darchik of Sacramento, Calif.; a great-grandson, Samuel Grondin of Bow; a sister, Alexandra (Alice) Walsh of Boston.
A Panikhida service (Intersession for the Repose of the Soul of the Departed) was held Oct. 13 at the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church. Divine Liturgy was held Oct. 14 in the church. Interment will follow in Russian City Cemetery in Berlin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Berlin.
The Bryan Funeral Home, Berlin, was in charge of arrangements.

Francis W. Elliott
Four-year resident of Milford
Francis W. Elliott, 86, resident of Crosby Street, Milford died Oct. 15, 2000, at Crestwood Healthcare Center in Milford.
He was born in Springfield, Mass., on Aug. 14, 1916, the son of the late Percival and Grace (Musgrove) Elliott.
Mr. Elliott had been a resident of Milford for the past four years. He had formerly resided in Connecticut for most of his life, and St. Petersburg, Fla., for several years.
He was a steam engineer for Sikorski Aircraft, in Stratford, Conn., for more than 30 years.
Mr. Elliott was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Milford. He was a member of the Third Order of Franciscans.
Mr. Elliott was predeceased by his wife, Helen (Richardson) Elliott, who died in 1991.
Family members include a daughter, Judith E. Sortino of Amherst; a step-daughter, Barbara Zamfino of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Meyer of Palmer, Mass.; a brother, Donald Elliott of Springfield, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today (Wednesday, Oct. 18), 11 a.m., in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery, Amherst.
Memorial donations may be made to the National World War II Memorial, PO Box 96074, Washington, D.C., 20090-6074.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Wilfrid T. Girard
35-year employee of Johns-Manville
Wilfrid T. Girard, 76, formerly of 20 Hamilton St., Nashua, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
He was born Oct. 7, 1924, in Nashua, son of the late Theophile and Josephine (Gagnon) Girard. Mr. Girard was a lifelong resident of Nashua.
Before his retirement, Mr. Girard worked for the Johns-Manville Corp. for 35 years.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
Mr. Girard was a former officer with the Catholic War Veterans and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wards Post 483.
He was a lifelong communicant of St. Louis de Gonzague Church.
Mr. Girard was a 1942 graduate of Nashua High School. He received an associateís degree at Rivier College.
He was predeceased by a brother, Lucien L. Girard, who died in 1973.
Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Maurice Theriault of Nashua; a sister-in-law, Sophie Girard of Mont Vernon; and several nieces and a nephew.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Louis de Gonzague Church, Nashua, on Oct. 13.
The Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Theresa M. Pomer
Enjoyed her children, knitting and the Red Sox
Theresa Mary (Lavanway) Pomer, 41, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2000, while trying to extinguish a fire in her home.
Mrs. Pomer was born June 5, 1959, in Burlington, Vt., daughter of James W. and Elizabeth Anne (Quinn) Lavanway.
She was the wife of John Pomer, whom she married Aug. 29, 1981.
Mrs. Pomer was an active member of the Lyndeborough Central School PTA and served as a leader for the Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts from 1995 to 1999. She was an avid reader who frequented the J.A. Tarbell Library with her children. She had many hobbies, which included crafts, especially knitting. She devoted her spare time to her children, their activities and their friends. She was also a Boston Red Sox fan.
She graduated from Mt. Mansfield Union High School in Underhill, Vt., in 1977, and the University of Vermont in 1979, with an associateís of science degree in dental hygiene.
In addition to her parents and husband, survivors include a son, Colin James Pomer; a daughter, Alysa Martha-Jean Pomer; a brother and sister-in-law, James W. and Jane Lavanway; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann Marie and Matthew Vincenti, Colleen and Frank Decker and Mary and Peter Thompson; three nephews, James C. Lavanway, Brett Decker and Blake Thompson; two nieces, Corey Lynn Decker and Evelyn Thompson; her stepmother-in-law, Jean LaValley Maller Pomer; two brothers-in-law, William and Robert Pomer; four sisters-in-law, Kathleen Russell, Carol Trombly, Karen Pallas and Christine Pomer; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 14, in Holy Rosary Church in Richmond, Vt., with interment following in Holy Rosary Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a date to be announced later this month in Lyndeborough.
Memorial gifts may be made to the J.A. Tarbell Library Building Fund, PO Box, Forest Rd., Lyndeborough, NH 03082. 
The Gifford Funeral Home, Richmond, Vt., was in charge of arrangements.

Raymond J. Banks
Retired Army Master Sergeant 
Retired Army Master Sergeant Raymond J. Banks Jr., 69, resident of Twillingate Road, Temple, died Oct. 28, 2000, at his home.
He was born in Johnson City, N.Y., on July 22, 1931, a son of the late Raymond J. Banks Sr., and Gertrude L. (Rogers) Banks.
He had been a resident of Temple, for the past 16 years and had formerly resided in Rochester, for many years.
Mr. Banks was a 20-year veteran of the Army, retiring in 1976, with the rank of master sergeant, and having served during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam era.
He owned the Rustic Mill Antique Co-op, West Wilton, for more than 15 years.
Mr. Banks was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Greenville.
Family members include his wife of seven years, Carole L. (McAllister) Banks of Temple; a daughter, Heide K. Wittenkind of Germany; three sons, Mark T. Banks of Boscawen, Michael and Melissa Banks of Baltimore, Md., and Raymond J. Banks of Chicago, Ill.; eight stepchildren, Keith Taylor of Greenfield; Kevin, John and Doreen Taylor, Ralph H. and Barbara Taylor Jr., Paul J. Taylor, and Cora Staiti, all of Milford, Daryn Taylor and Jan McCoy of Jaffrey; Torey and Michael Cox of Wilton, and Carole L. and Rene Dishong of Temple; three sisters, Alice Tomasetti of Southboro, Mass., Beverly Benoit of Stow, Mass., and Janet R. Banks of Sedilia, Mo.; three brothers, Clifford L. Banks of Sedilia, Mo., James L. Banks of New Ipswich, and Alfred LaFreniere of Southboro, Mass.; 17 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are today (Wednesday, Nov. 1), 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in Sacred Heart Church, 15 High St., Greenville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Greenville, at a later date.
The Smith and Health Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Robert W. Breck
Robert Williams Breck, 83, died Oct. 26, 2000, at his home in Woodstock, Vt.
He was born June 6, 1917, in New York City, son of Walter Williams Breck and Frances (Haskell) Breck.
Mr. Breck grew up in Upper Montclair, N.J., and graduated from the University of New Hampshire, and Yale University School of Forestry.
On March 14, 1942, he married Doris Eaton Plummer, and they moved to Connecticut.
During World War II, Mr. Breck served in the United States Navy. After the war, the couple moved to Milford, where Mr. Breck was the Hillsborough County Forester until his retirement in 1981.
In 1998, Mr. Breck and his wife moved to Woodstock, Vt.
Mr. Breck is survived by his wife; a daughter, Judith Bush of Woodstock, Vt.; two granddaughters; and two nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Paul Buzzell Breck.
There will be no services. Burial will be held privately in the Riverside Cemetery in Milford.
Memorial donations may be made to the Woodstock Visiting Nurses, 32 Pleasant St., Woodstock, VT 05091; or to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH 03301.
The Cabot Funeral Home, Woodstock, Vt., was in charge of arrangements.

Norman Briggs
Employed at Shawsheen Mills in Andover, Mass.
Norman Briggs, 95, of Amherst, died Oct. 26, 2000, at the home of his daughter following a short illness.
Born April 27, 1905, in Armlee, near Leeds, England, son of William and V. Annie (Milnes) Briggs, he came to Lawrence, Mass., as a child.
He attended school in Lawrence, then moved to Andover, Mass., for 70 years, until moving to Amherst in 1991.
Before his retirement, he was employed with the Shawsheen Mills in Andover, Mass., until its closing and the Lowell Counter Co., Lowell, Mass. He was a member of the North Tewksbury (Mass.) Baptist Church.
Mr. Briggs was predeceased by his wife, D. Arline (Flint) Briggs, and a sister, Ivy (Briggs) Fickenwirth.
Family members include two daughters, Carol Gray of Salem, and E. Alberta Hoelzel of Amherst; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Emma Briggs of Danville; a cousin, Charles Greenfield of Danville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery, Lawrence, Mass.
Donations in Mr. Briggsí memory may be made to the Organ Fund, First Church Congregation, 26 Pleasant St., Methuen, MA 01844; or to the charity of oneís choice.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

James E. Chandler
Former president of Indian Head Bank
James E. Chandler, 76, of Town Crier Road, Amherst, died Oct. 23, 2000, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
He was born July 2, 1924, in Keene, son of Carolyn and Blanche (Chandler) Chandler.
He lived in Philadelphia until 1953, moved to Nashua for 10 years and then made his home in Amherst.
Mr. Chandler was the president of Indian Head Bank, with which he was affiliated for 33 years, retiring in 1986 as chairman of the board.
He graduated from Keene High School, the University of Pennsylvania and received his masterís degree from Rutgers University. 
Survivors include a son, Tim Chandler of Greenfield; a daughter, Carolyn Angle of Sanbornton; two brothers, John Chandler and William Chandler; a sister, Martha Poppy; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A private graveside service was conducted Oct. 26 at the family lot in Munsonville Cemetery. Contributions may be made in Mr. Chandler's memory to one's favorite charity. 
The Fletcher Funeral Home in Keene is in charge of arrangements.

Delia Courteau
Delia "Dee" Courteau, 90, of Eliot, Maine, died Oct. 26, 2000, at Langdon Place, after a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 5, 1910, in Dover, the daughter of Cesaire and Cordelia (Croteau) Houde.
She was employed in the weaving room of Cocheco Mills and later worked for Clarostat, retiring in the late 1960s.
She enjoyed bowling, bingo, knitting, crocheting and decorating cakes. She designed and sewed clothing for her daughters and nieces, sewed doll clothing, and made Christmas gifts for family and friends.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Edmond Frank Courteau; two daughters, Doris, and her husband, Kenneth Roulx of Middleton, Conn., and Frances Heaton of Amherst; two sisters, Beatrice Turgeon and Irene Ouellette; three brothers, Raymond, Armand and Robert; two grandsons; a granddaughter; four great-grandsons; a very special cousin, Rose Turgeon; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Courteau was predeceased by four sisters, Grace Therrien, Yvonne Turgeon, Rita Michaud and Edna Garneau; and two brothers, Alfred and Isadore.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 30 in St. Charles Church, Dover. Burial followed in St. Charles Cemetery, Dover.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Charles Church, 577 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820.
The Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home in Dover was in charge of arrangements.

Catherine E. Deans
Catherine E. Deans, 79, of Hopkinton Road, Concord, died Oct. 25, 2000, at the Hospice House in Concord.
She was born in Nashua on March 20, 1921, a daughter of the late Mark and Beatrice (Therrien) Hogan.
Mrs. Deans had been a resident of Concord for 25 years and had formerly resided in Newport and Nashua.
Family members include her husband, Richard L. Deans of Concord; three sons, Peter M. Ruf of Silver Spring, Md., Douglas J. Deans of Concord; and Lt. Cmdr. Karl D. Deans, U.S. Navy, stationed aboard the U.S.S. Chancellorsville (CG-62), Yokosuka, Japan; a brother, Richard Hogan of Youngstown, Ohio; a nephew and two nieces.
A graveside service was held Oct. 28 in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association, N.H. Affiliate, 20 Merrimack St., Manchester, NH 03101.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Louise M. Joslin
Owned and operated Joslinís Hardware
Louise M. Joslin, 94, of Center Road, Lyndeborough, died Oct. 23, 2000, at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough.
She was born in Quincy, Mass., on Nov. 7, 1905, a daughter of the late Albert and Ida L. (Holt) Mason.
Mrs. Joslin had been a resident of Lyndeborough for most of her life. She and her late husband owned and operated Joslin Hardware, Wilton, and she was self-employed as a Realtor.
Mrs. Joslin was a member of the Wilton Garden Club and Friends of the Wilton Library, and attended Lyndeborough Center Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, Perry E. Joslin, and a son, Perry E. Joslin.
Family members include two daughters, Marilyn Aycrigg of Denver, Colo., and Cathryn Center of Chelmsford, Mass.; a daughter-in-law, Joan Joslin of Lyndeborough; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Nichols of Washington, D.C.; three nieces, Arline M. Smith of Nashua, and Anne Nichols Brown and Judith Nichols Wood, both of Washington, D.C.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m., in the Lyndeborough Center Church, Center Road, Lyndeborough. Burial will be in South Yard Cemetery, Lyndeborough.
Donations in Mrs. Joslinís memory may be made to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH 03301.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Toivo M. Kangas
Toivo M. Kangas, 78, a resident of Harborside-Pheasantwood, formerly of New Ipswich, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, of cancer at the health care facility.
He was born in New Ipswich on Aug. 2, 1922, the youngest child of Jussi "John" and Sannamaija "Susan" (Kero) Kangas (Kankaanpaa). His parents were immigrants from Lapua, Finland. Mr. Kangas was a lifelong resident of New Ipswich.
He grew up helping his parents with chores on the family farm. He had attended New Ipswich Number One School through eighth grade. He then attended Appleton Academy, where he and his brothers played in the 1930s for the "Fighting Finns," the Academyís renowned basketball team.
Mr. Kangas served in the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II and sailed to South America, the Middle East, Normandy, India, Burma, Russia and various parts in the United Kingdom, taking supplies to the Allied forces.
After the war, he married the former Eleanor A. Somero and raised a family in New Ipswich.
He worked at Tricnit Hosiery Mill in New Ipswich as a machinist for 24 years, and then at Millipore Corp. in Jaffrey until his retirement. He had also worked as a sexton for the New Ipswich Congregational Church.
He attended the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church of New Ipswich. He enjoyed reading, traveling to the coast of Maine, and visiting family across the U.S. He was admired by his family, friends and neighbors for his sense of humor, fluency in the Finnish language, stories and love of Finnish-American culture.
His wife, Eleanor Kangas, died in 1987.
He is survived by two sons, Randolph C. Kangas and his wife, Karen, of New Ipswich, and David M. Kangas and his wife, Hannah of Germantown, Md.; two daughters, Marjorie A. Kiel of Peterborough and Patricia L. Wetherall of New London; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, John "Chuck" Kangas of Nashua; a friend, Pearl Wilder of Peterborough; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brothers Leonard, Harvey and Ralph Kangas, and sisters Grace Kangas and Miriam Ahti. There are no calling hours. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m., in the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, Beechwood Road, New Ipswich. Burial will follow in Smithville Cemetery, New Ipswich.
Donations in his memory may be made to Home Healthcare Hospice and Community Services, PO Box 564, Keene, NH 03431.
The Fournier Funeral Home, Greenville, is in charge of arrangements. 

Paterna Olsen
Paterna "Pat" Olsen, 59, of Windsor Drive, Milford, died Oct. 28, 2000, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born in the Philippines on Nov. 12, 1940, a daughter of Remedios (Gildore) Calope of Nashua, and the late Camilo D. Calope.
Mrs. Olsen was raised and educated in the Philippines. She had been a resident of Milford for nine years, after living in Nashua for two years, and Los Angeles, Calif., for 25 years.
She became a registered nurse and worked in Holland, Canada, and the United States.
Mrs. Olsen was a member of the California Nursing Association, Milford Garden Club, and Welcome 75 NAFCA, a camping club. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling.
In addition to her mother, family members include her husband, Jan O. Olsen of Milford, with whom she would have celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 23; three sisters, Nati C. McGuire of Manchester, Lourdes C. Baltazar of Florida, Rose C. Cupin of the Philippines; four brothers and sister-in-law, Frony and Becky Calope, Virgilio and Susanne Calope, all of Nashua, Bobby and Monina Calope and Manuel Calope, all of the Philippines; a sister-in-law, Annemay B. Henriksen of Norway; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m., in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford.
Donations in Mrs. Olsenís memory may be made to the Humane Society of New England, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03062.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

David A. Sonn
Former member of Milford United Methodist Church
David A. Sonn, 81, of Newton Lane, Montague, Mass., formerly of Athol, Mass., and Milford, died Friday, Oct. 27, 2000 at the Cozy Corner Nursing Home in Sunderland,
Mr. Sonn was born Sept. 14, 1919, in Milford, the son of Joseph A. and Rachel (Greenwood) Sonn. He lived in Milford for many years, later moving to Athol, Mass., where he lived for over 30 years, returning to Milford for 10 years, and since 1993 has resided in Montague, Mass.
He graduated from Milford High School in 1937.
Mr. Sonn worked at American National Can Company in Fitchburg, Mass., for 30 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church, was one of the founders and members of the "White Tops," a volunteer group through the church which helped area people with different tasks.
He was a member of the AARP local and national chapters, and the Milford Senior Citizens Club.
He leaves his wife of 60 years, Christine M. (Fairfield) Sonn; three sons; Thomas J. Sonn of Leesburg, Fla., David F. Sonn of Earlville, N.Y., and James W. Fairfield-Sonn of Old Lyme, Conn.; a daughter, Martha C. Castine of Montague, Mass.; a sister Marion Murphy of Greenfield, Mass.; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, Nov.1) 11 a.m., in the Milford United Methodist Church, 20 Mont Vernon Street, with the Rev. Thomas Getchell Lacey, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford, after which everyone is invited back to the church for a reception.
Memorial contributions be made to the Milford United Methodist Church, 20 Mont Vernon St., Milford, NH 03055.
The Higgins-OíConnor Funeral Home, Athol, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Donald C. Stimson
Lifelong resident of Milford; 1944 graduate of Milford High
Donald C. Stimson, 74, of Westchester Drive, Milford, died Oct. 27, 2000, at Greenbriar Healthcare Terrace, Nashua.
He was born in Nashua on Feb. 22, 1926, son of the late Eugene and Mabel (Smith) Stimson.
Mr. Stimson was a lifelong resident of Milford. He was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1944.
He was employed as a welder for Ingersol Rand in Nashua, for 35 years.
Mr. Stimson enjoyed driving trips across country, playing with his grandchildren, and long conversation with good friends. He also enjoyed clamming, oystering, hunting and fishing.
Family members include his former wife, Jeannette (Carpentiere) Stimson of Milford; two sons, Peter D. Stimson of Milford, and Jeffrey J. Stimson of Tracy, Calif.; a daughter, Cynthia J. Premo of Anchorage, Alaska; two grandchildren, Joseph Premo of Anchorage, Alaska, and Joshua Stimson of Tracy, Calif.
Services will be held late in November at a time and date to be announced.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Christopher A. Weston
Christopher A. Weston, 48, of Colburn Road, Temple, died Oct. 30, 2000, at Monadnock Community Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was born in Peterborough on June 7, 1952, the son of Wilfred C. and Priscilla E. (Atwood) Weston. He was a lifelong resident of Temple.
He was a graduate of Peterborough High School, class of 1970.
A self-employed contractor, he owned and operated Woodworks of Temple. He was a musician and played guitar in his band, Go For It, for many years.
Mr. Weston had served as selectman for the town of Temple. He was also a member of the conservation commission, as well as cemetery trustee for many years. He also volunteered for many for the Temple town projects.
Mr. Weston was a member of the New Ipswich Athletic Association and had participated in both the horseshoe league and the dart league. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a member of the Temple Congregational Church.
He was predeceased by his father, Wilfred C. Weston, in 1999.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Wilkens) Weston of Temple; a daughter, Jennifer Weston of Dorchester, Mass.; two sons, Nathan Weston and Colin Weston, both of Amherst, Mass.; a brother, Thomas Weston of Temple; two sisters, Nancy Carta of Greenville, and Ruthellen Weston of Rutland, Vt.; two stepdaughters, Joanne and Patricia Polito of Watertown, N.Y.; a stepson, Dan Philipps of Gilmanton; and aunts, cousins, nephews, a niece, and many friends.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, 2 p.m., in the Temple Congregational Church. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery, Temple.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.
The Fournier Funeral Home, Greenville, is in charge of arrangements.


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