|Willis H. Higgins
World War II veteran
Willis H. Higgins, 74, of Savage Road, Milford, died Wednesday, Nov.
15, 2000, at the Boston Veterans Medical Center in West Roxbury, Mass.
He was born on Feb. 6,1926, in Hartford, Vt., the son of David and
Hazel (Foote) Higgins.
He grew up in Hancock, and then moved to Claremont.
Mr. Higgins served his country during World War II with the U.S. Navy
and was stationed in the Saudi Pacific Theater, and also fought in the
Battle of Lehti.
In his early years, he worked on the Boston Maine railroad. He was
a short order cook at the Old Red Roof Restaurant in Keene, and the Palmer
Lodge in Keene. At the same time, he was a abort order cook, he was also
a salesman for Fuller Brush.
His family members include his wife of 46 years, Lois (Couch) of Milford;
two daughters, Salley Higgins-Brown of Keene and Cindy Provenchia of West
Swanzey; a brother, William H. Higgins of Portsmouth; a close family friend,
Lita Higgins; nine grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
An interment service was held Nov. 21 at the chapel at the N.H. Veteranís
Cemetery in Boscawen.
Contributions may be made in his memory to Disabled American Veterans,
Department of N.H., 329 Mast Road, Goffstown, NH 03045; or Catholic Charities
of N.H., Inc., 215 Myrtle Street, Manchester, NH 03104.
Affordable Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., was in charge of the
J. Colin Lizotte
Milford District Court judge for 34 years
Justice J. Colin Lizotte, 71, of Quarry Circle, Milford, died Nov.
19, at his home.
He was born in Ayer, Mass., on Dec. 2,1928, a son of the late James
G. and Elizabeth M. (Pushee) Lizotte.
He had been a resident of Milford for 38 years.
Mr. Lizotte was a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College, class
of 1954. In 1957, he earned his Jurist Doctorate Degree from Boston College
Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1957. In 1964, he was appointed
to the Milford District Court where he had presided as a District Court
Judge for 34 years, retiring in 1998. He retired as a sole practitioner
of law in 1999.
He was past president of Milford Lions Club, a former trustee of Village
Savings Bank, Peterborough, former member of the advisory board at St.
Joseph Hospital, Nashua, and Selective Service Board No. 17. In addition,
Mr. Lizotte was past treasurer of The Pillsbury Funds and past member of
Milford Educational Fund.
Mr. Lizotte was past president of New Hampshire Judges Association,
a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association.
He was a communicant of St. Patrickís Church, Milford, and a former
member of St. Patrick Parish Council and a member of Milford Council 3035,
Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree, Milford.
Mr. Lizotte served as a Tech Sergeant in the U.S. Army from 1946-1949.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret (Horgan) Lizotte, who
died in 1985.
Family members include his wife, Loretta (Dougherty) Lizotte of Milford;
two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jay C. and Heather Lizotte of Nashua, and
John C. Lizotte of New Ipswich; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret M.
and Jorge Panteli of Nashua; four granddaughters; a step-daughter, Tracy
Kronzak of San Francisco, Calif.; a sister, Mary Margaret Valliere of Brookline;
a brother, Seumas S. Lizotte of Dunstable, Mass.; and several nieces and
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today (Wednesday, Nov.
22) 10 a.m., in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst Street, Milford. Burial
will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in his memory may be made to Christian Foundation for Children
and Aging, One Elmwood Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66103-3719; or the SHARE
Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, is in charge
Edna M. Pierce
Devoted wife, mother, grandmother
Edna M. Pierce, 99, of Nashua, died Nov. 16, 2000, at Fairview Nursing
Home in Hudson.
Mrs. Pierce was born April 22, 1901, in Rochester, daughter of the
late Richmond L. and Lilla B. (Heath) Marshall. She had resided in Nashua
for more than 65 years.
She was the widow of Arthur J. Pierce, whom she married July 19, 1936.
He died in 1980.
Mrs. Pierce was a homemaker. Prior to her marriage, she had been employed
by Speare Dry Goods in Nashua.
She was a member of the YWCA Auxiliary.
Mrs. Pierce attended the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Nashua, and
she was a member of the Womenís Alliance of the church.
She was a graduate of Berwick Academy in South Berwick, Maine.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, A. David Pierce of
Nashua, with whom she lived, and James M. and Judith F. Pierce of Woodstock,
Vt.; a daughter and son-in-law, Martha P. and Arthur L. Barrett of Nashua;
five grandchildren, John P. Barrett of Nashua, Steven L. Barrett and his
wife, Patricia, of Amherst, Tracy J. Barrett of Seattle, Wash., Sara F.
Pierce of Woodstock and Lindley A. Pierce of South Boston, Mass.; and a
great-grandson, Trevor R. Barrett of Amherst.
The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.
Donald C. Stimson
Resident of Milford
Donald C. Stimson, 74, resident of Westchester Drive, Milford, died
Oct. 27, 2000, in Nashua.
Memorial visiting hours will be held Friday, Nov. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m.
in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford.
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society,
Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110-5032.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Gladys M. Dutton
Retired from Mikeís Market, Milford
Gladys M. Dutton, 93, of Frisco, Texas, and longtime resident of Milford,
died Nov. 21, 2000, at Victoria Gardens in Frisco, after a short illness.
She was born in Hooksett on May 19, 1907, a daughter of the late Albert
S. and Lizzie F. (Farnum) Bascom.
Mrs. Dutton retired from Mikeís Market, Milford, as a sales clerk.
While residing in Milford, she was a communicant of St. Patrick Church,
Mrs. Dutton was predeceased by her husband, George J. Dutton Sr.; a
son, George J. Dutton Jr., who died Nov. 5, 1998; and an infant daughter.
Family members include her daughter-in-law, Carol (Tonella) Dutton
of Plant City, Fla.; a grandson and wife, Stephen J. and Pamela T. Dutton
of Vienna, Va.; a granddaughter and her husband, Deborah L. and Irving
R. Potter of Frisco, Texas; four great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson;
a brother-in-law, William Villemoire of Manchester; and several nieces
Funeral services were held on Nov. 25 in the Smith and Heald Funeral
Home, Milford. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Virginia Starke Loebel
Active in civic, religious and charitable groups
Virginia Starke Loebel, wife of Harry Loebel, died Thursday, Nov. 15,
2000, at the home of her son in Hadley, Mass. She was 82.
Mrs. Loebel was born in Milwaukee, Wis., the daughter of Carl and Ada
As the daughter of a Milwaukee policeman, she enjoyed a city childhood
of riding the trolleys and swimming in the public natatorium. In 1941,
she married Harry Loebel and followed her husband as he pursued career
opportunities, moving first to Baltimore, Md., then Francestown, which
had a population of 400 at the time. There, despite their urban past, the
couple plunged into small town activities. In 1953, they purchased the
Bedford Apple and Poultry Farm in Bedford, and operated a commercial apple
and chicken business.
During the farm years, Mrs. Loebel started taking courses toward a
college degree and, after the couple moved to Andover, Mass., in 1958,
attended Harvard Extension Program. She received a bachelorís degree from
Harvard, and her family shared her pride as she stood in Harvard Yard in
her cap and gown. She went on to receive a masterís degree in guidance
from Northeastern University. After completing her education, she became
internship and placement director for Endicott College in Beverly, Mass.
After retirement, the couple moved to Cape Cod, where they purchased
the Chatham Travel Agency. They traveled widely, exploring cultures around
the globe. They later moved to Naples, Fla., returning for summers in Enfield.
Always an activist, Mrs. Loebel was involved in many civic, religious
and charitable activities in all the towns in which she lived. In recent
years, she volunteered at Project Help of Naples, a hotline for people
in need, and Quest, a mentoring program for middle school students, and
worked as a volunteer guidance counselor at Naples High School.
She leaves two brothers, James Starke of Amherst and George Starke
of Calistoga, Calif.; a sister, June Lawry of Baltimore, Md.; one son and
daughter-in-law, Tod and Judith Loebel of Hadley, Mass.; two daughters
and sons-in-law, Christine and Joseph Sandulli of Ipswich, Mass., and Carol
and Tom Kinzler of Darien, Conn.; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 4, at 10:30 a.m. at St.
Monicaís Episcopal Church in Naples, Fla.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Virginia Loebel Memorial
Fund at St. Monicaís Church, 7070 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34119.
The Douglass Funeral Home in Amherst, Mass. is in charge of arrangements.
Graduated from Milford High School
Jean (Cirioni) Shaw of New York City, 54, formerly of Mont Vernon,
died Nov. 14, 2000, at her home after a brief illness. She was born in
Framingham, Mass., on Sept. 20, 1946. a daughter of the late Arthur and
Frances Cirioni. She was predeceased by a brother, John, who died in 1996.
Mrs. Shaw attended schools in Mont Vernon and Milford, and graduated
from Milford High School in 1964.
She is survived by two sisters, Linda Pelchat of Milford and Paula
Lee of Worcester, Mass.; a brother, Arthur Cirioni of Derry; and several
nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church, 16 Amherst
St., Milford, on Saturday, Dec. 16, at noon. Burial will be at a later
date in Framingham, Mass.
Irene C. Balmer
Member of Amherst Congregational Church
Irene C. Balmer, 77, of Lord Jeffrey Drive, Amherst, died Dec. 2, 2000,
at her home.
She was born in Reading, Pa., on April 2,1923, a daughter of the late
Charles D. and Mollie (Givler) Fisher.
Mrs. Balmer had been a resident of Amherst for 33 years and had formerly
resided in Holland, Pa., for eight years.
She loved reading, music and the arts, and enjoyed sewing and traveling.
She was a loving wife and a devoted mother.
Mrs. Balmer was a member of the Congregational Church of Amherst.
Family members include her husband of 56 years, Clifford E. Balmer
of Amherst; a daughter, Deborah E. Balmer of Manchester; two sons, David
C. Balmer of Reading, Pa., and Donald K. Balmer of Kenmore, Wash.; six
grandchildren; and a brother, Paul D. Fisher of Reading, Pa.
Visiting hours are today, Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 7-9 .p.m., in Gravenor
Home For Funerals, 100 West Main St., Ephrata, Pa. Funeral services will
be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow
in Brownstown Cemetery, Brownstown, Pa.
Donations in Mrs. Balmerís memory may be made to the American Heart
Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, NH 03101-2244.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of local arrangements.
Laurence R. Brigham
Lived in Amherst for many years
Laurence R. Brigham, 90, of Lynnfield, Mass., died Dec. 4, 2000, at
Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Milford.
He was born in Bridgeton, Maine, on Sept. 29, 1910, a son of the late
Harry and Blanche (Gore) Brigham.
Mr. Brigham had been a resident of Lynnfield, Mass., for many years
and had spent many years in Amherst.
He was a graduate of Bridgeton (Maine) Academy, and Bentley College,
Mr. Brigham was employed as a sales representative for KinCo in Newton,
Mass., for more than 20 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II.
Family members include Judith and Dana Powers of Nashua; Jill and Joe
Iuliana of Waltham, Mass.; Lisa Masten of Wethersfield, Conn.; Jeffrey
and Betty Masten of Durham, N.C.; John Gore of Florida and James Gore of
Services will be private at a later date. Burial will be in Meadowview
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Beverly J. Cox
Devoted mother and grandmother
Beverly J. (Parker) Cox, 59, of Old Ashby Road, Greenville, died Nov.
30, 2000, at her home, following a brief illness.
She was born on Dec. 19, 1940, in Woodland, Maine, the daughter of
Dale G. and Bernice (Pike) Parker. She was raised in Woodland and had lived
in Bucksport, Maine, before moving to Greenville two years ago.
She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
She is survived by two sons, Ronald C. Cox Jr. of Greenfield and Timothy
R. Cox of Milford; four daughters, Dianna Cox of Saint George, S.C., Patti
Barney of Greenville, Billie Jo Farnsworth of Greenfield, and Vickie Pike
of Augusta, Ga.; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and three
brothers, Gilbert Parker of Brattleboro, Vt.; David Parker of Fitchburg,
Mass., and Raymond Parker of Ayer, Mass.
There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in Woodland
Cemetery in Woodland, Maine, in the spring.
The Fournier Funeral Home on High Street in Greenville is in charge
Muriel J. Dahl
Homemaker who enjoyed hiking
Muriel J. "Bonnie" Dahl, 75, of Boxwood Circle, Milford, died Nov.
29, 2000, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua.
She was born in West Somerville, Mass., on Dec. 10, 1924, a daughter
of the late William J.D. and Margaret D. (Johnstone) Lumsden.
Mrs. Dahl had been a resident of Milford for the past seven years,
and had formerly resided in East Northport, N.Y. for 36 years.
She was a homemaker for most of her life and enjoyed hiking.
Family members include her husband of 46 years, Richard L. Dahl of
Milford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela Jean and Joseph Corbacio
of Washingtonville, N.Y., and Nancy L. and Richard Lefko of Peterborough;
six grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Hagedorn of Baltimore, Md.; nine nieces
Funeral services were held on Dec. 2 in the Smith and Heald Funeral
Home, Milford. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
John W. Jarest
John W. Jarest, 54, of Main Street, Wilton, died Dec. 4, 2000, at the
Deaconess Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Mass., after a brief illness.
Born in Peterborough, Nov. 28, 1946, he was the son of Eleanor (Hurley)
Jarest of Wilton, and the late David C. Jarest.
He lived all of his life in Wilton. He was a 1964 graduate of Wilton
High School and a 1967 graduate of New Hampshire College with a degree
After graduating he was employed by the Wilton Telephone Company for
several years. Until recently he had been employed as a sales representative
for Carpet Express of Washington.
He and his wife, Susan, had been the proprietors of The Touch of Gourmet
catering services for more than 15 years.
He was a member of the Sacred Heart Parish of Wilton.
In addition to his mother, members of his family include his wife of
19 years, Susan A. (Daniels) Jarest; two daughters, Jessica M. Jarest and
Amanda M. Jarest of Wilton; three aunts, an uncle and several cousins.
There are no calling hours.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. in the Nelson
Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Open Cupboard Pantry, PO
Box 111, Wilton, NH 03086.
Estelle McQuade, 81, of Howard Street, Wilton, died Dec. 1, 2000, at
Born in Woonsocket, R.I., on July 31, 1919, she was the daughter of
the late Arthur and Corana (Dufrene) Bissonette.
She lived most of her life in Greenville and Wilton, and was a 1937
graduate of Woonsocket High School. She was employed as a secretary by
the Abbott Machine company for more than 40 years.
She was the widow of Joseph W. McQuade, who died in 1985.
She was predeceased by a son, Richard Giguire in 1996, and by a daughter,
Vivian Chalifour in 1995.
Members of her family include a son-in-law, Bruno Chalifour of Leominster,
Mass.; two granddaughters; and many nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held today (Wednesday, Dec. 6) at 10 a.m., followed
by a funeral service at 11 a.m., at the Nelson Funeral Home, 32 Maple St.,
Wilton. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wilton.
Beatrice M. Rood
Milford resident for 75 years
Beatrice M. Rood, 89, of Lincoln Street, Milford, died Dec. 2, 2000,
at Harborside Healthcare Center, Milford.
She was born in Wilton on Jan. 1, 1911, a daughter of the late Victor
Martel Sr. and Loretta (Kelley) Martel.
Mrs. Rood had been a resident of Milford for more than 75 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, William A. Rood, who died in 1985,
and a brother, Kenneth Martel.
Family members include five sons, William A. Rood of Manchester, Ronald
Rood of Ocala, Fla., Elmer C. Rood of Milford, Richard Rood of Buzzards
Bay, Mass., Edward Rood of Marshfield, Mass.; a daughter, Claire Fitts
of Milford; 22 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Tina Hawkins of Winchendon, Mass., and Betty Simoneau of St. Petersburg,
Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Dec. 5 in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home,
Milford. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Irvin W. Somero
Irvin W. Somero, 75, of New Ipswich, died Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2000,
at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, after a brief illness.
Born in New Ipswich on Oct. 14, 1925, he was the son of the late Eino
and Femmie (Hermanson) Somero. He lived most of his life in New Ipswich.
He was the owner of the Panorama Farm of Belmont for several years
and later received his teaching degree from Plymouth State College. He
taught at Pinkerton Academy and then was employed as a construction supervisor
by the Seppala and Aho Construction Company for five years. He was later
employed by the Mascenic High School of New Ipswich as a science teacher
for more than 15 years until his retirement.
Members of his family include his wife of 52 years, Natalie R. (Hollis)
Somero of New Ipswich; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Sharon
Somero of Columbia Heights, Minn., Larry and Marybeth Somero, and Nathan
and Kim Somero, all of New Ipswich; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathryn
and Edward Walters of New Ipswich and Laurel and John Blame of Mason; six
brothers, William Somero of Indiana, Arthur Somero, Edwin Somero, and Earl
Somero of New Ipswich, Raymond Somero of Hudson, and Glendon Somero of
Vernon, Conn.; two sisters, Ingrid Hintsala of New Ipswich and Mildred
Henault of New Ipswich; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and many
nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Dec. 3 at the Independent Apostolic Lutheran
Church in New Ipswich.
Memorial donations may be made to the Irvin Somero Memorial Scholarship
Fund, c/o Marsha Shannon, Mascenic High School, 175 Turnpike Road, New
Ipswich, NH 03071.
The Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, was in charge of arrangements.
Lucille R. Whitney
Served in the U.S. Womenís Army Corps.
Lucille R. Whitney, 72, of Island Street, Wilton, died Nov. 27, 2000,
at Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Manchester on March 12, 1928, the daughter of the late Charles
and Irene (Perry) Walker, she lived in Wilton for the past 39 years. She
was a 1947 graduate of Manchester Central High School.
She served in the United States Womenís Army Corps during the Korean
She had been employed by the MKM Hosiery Mfg. Company., and later the
J.M. Fields Company as an office clerk. After moving to Wilton in 1961
with her late husband, Henry C. Whitney, who died in 1992, she had been
employed by the EPVA & PVA Company for many years. She had been most
recently dedicated to the Greater Manchester Foster Grandparents Association
of the Crotched Mountain Foundation a.k.a. "Grammie Lue."
She was a member and Past Noble Grand of the Mayflower Rebekah Lodge
#40 of Wilton and the Rebekah Assembly of New Hampshire, holding the office
of The Keeper of Secret Work. She was a member of the Nashoonan Ladies
Encampment #1 of Nashua and a Past Deputy Grand Matriarch of the Grand
Encampment of New Hampshire. She was a member of the New Hampshire Ranger
Drill Team, and a former Girl Scout and Brownie leader of the Wilton troops.
Mrs. Whitney was pre-deceased by a son, Kenneth H. Whitney, who died
Members of the family include two sons, Alfred L. Whitney of Peterborough
and Douglas P. Whitney of Wilton; three daughters, Joanne Pelletier and
Marcia Whitney, both of Wilton and Linda Gurley of Manchester; 10 grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles R. Walker of Vergennes, Vt.
and Robert P. Walker of Framingham; two aunts; an uncle; and several nieces
Funeral services were held on Nov. 30 in the Wilton Centre Unitarian
Congregational Church, Wilton. Burial followed in the Laurel Hill Cemetery
The Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton was in charge of arrangements.
Maurice J. Berube
Worked at American Plastics in Nashua
Maurice J. Berube, 87, formerly of Granite Square, Milford, died Dec.
8, 2000, at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown following
a lengthy illness.
He was born April 9, 1913, in Canada, son of the late Henri and Marie
Mr. Berube was the husband of Margurite M. (Robichaud) Berube of Milford,
with whom he was married for 64 years.
Mr. Berube worked for many years as a tool and die maker at American
Plastics in Nashua.
His passions were woodworking, fishing and hunting.
Mr. Berube was a member of St. Patrick Church in Milford.
He was educated in the Nashua school system and graduated from St.
Charles Seminary High School in Canada.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Pavolaitis of Milford and Sandra
Boutilier of Alton; two sons, Maurice Berube Jr. of Fitchburg, Mass., and
Roger Berube of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; a sister, Marion Fluet of Nashua; 20
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The St. Laurent Funeral Home of Nashua is in charge of arrangements.
Rosetta Jenny Caplinger
Lifetime homemaker and professional
Rosetta Jenny Moore Caplinger, 67, of Milford, died Friday, Dec. 8,
2000, at her home after a long illness.
Mrs. Caplinger was born Aug. 2, 1933, in Parkersburg, W.V., daughter
of the late James Henry Moore and Nellie Jenkins Moore Mead.
She was the wife of Fred W. Caplinger, U.S. Army Retired, with whom
she traveled extensively during his career, making homes in Oahu, Hawaii;
Rome, Italy; Ankara, Turkey; and Tehran, Iran.
Mrs. Caplinger worked for the Office of the Economic Coordinator of
CENTO Affairs, traveling and coordinating meetings throughout Iran, Turkey
The couple retired to Shirley, Mass., in 1973, where she was a member
of the United Church, serving as its clerk/secretary for 10 years. She
was a member of the United Church of Shirley board of diaconate and the
Mrs. Caplinger was co-founder and the first president of the Shirley
League of Women Voters.
The Caplingers moved to Milford in 1985, where she continued her love
of travel, reading, genealogy and gardening. She retired from Matthew Thornton
Health Plan in 1997, where her last position was administrative assistant
to the medical directors.
She was predeceased by a son, David Mead Caplinger.
Family members include her husband of 50 years; a son, Edward Alan
Caplinger of Largo, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Bob Hinkle
of Washington, W.V.; a nephew, Joseph D. Wright of Chicago, Ill.; a great-niece,
Zoe Helena Wright of Chicago; and her mother-in-law, Gladys Caplinger of
A memorial service will be held at the United Church of Shirley (Mass.),
at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society of N.H.,
360 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110; or to the United Church of Shirley, Lancaster
and Harvard Roads, PO Box 457, Shirley, MA 01464.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire, is in charge of arrangements.
Rose M. Daniel
Employed at Wilton High School lunch program until 1988
Rose M. Daniels, 70, of 97 Holt Road, Wilton, died Dec. 8, 2000, at
Milford Medical Center in Milford.
Born in Lowell, Mass., on Feb. 17, 1930, she was the daughter of the
late Mabel (Ford) and Wilfred Cowgill.
She had been employed by Woolworths of Nashua and the White Cross Store
of Hudson. She also work at the Walpole Diner, the former Clearyís Drug
Store in Wilton, Rudyís Variety Store in New Ipswich, and most recently,
the Wilton High School lunch program, until 1988.
Family members include her husband of 50 years, Rudolph E. Daniels
Sr.; three sons, Paul H. Daniels of Amherst, David R. Daniels of Milford
and Rudolph E. Daniels Jr. of Wilton; two daughters, Brenda McNelly and
Susan Jarest, both of Wilton; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three
sisters, Betty Malone of Troy, N.Y., Eleanor Landry of Weare, and Ruth
Jelly of Hudson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m., at the Second
Congregational Church, Dale Street, Wilton.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Congregational Church
Memorial Fund, PO Box 246, Wilton, NH 03086; or to the Wilton-Lyndeborough-Temple
EMS, PO Box 584, Wilton, NH 03086.
The Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton, is in charge of arrangements.
Nancy D. White
Social worker; tutor in local schools
Nancy D. White, 48, of Timber Lane, Merrimack, died Thursday, Dec.
7, 2000, at Concord Hospice House following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. White was born Feb. 23, 1952, in Englewood, N.J., daughter of
Milton Donadt of Wayne, N.J., and the late Claire (Tillman) Donadt. She
was the wife of Timothy White, and had lived in Merrimack since 1976. She
was an active member of St. James United Methodist Church in Merrimack.
Mrs. White was a social worker at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. Most
recently, she had been a tutor for the Merrimack and Amherst school districts.
She enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking and skiing, and received
an award for climbing all 48 mountains in New Hampshire over 4,000 feet.
She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1974 with a bachelorís
degree in social work and received a masterís degree in education from
Rivier College in 1992.
Besides her father and husband, survivors include two daughters, Christine
and Amy White of Merrimack; and two brothers, Bob Donadt of Long Island,
N.Y., and Bruce Donadt of Northboro, Mass.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack is in charge of arrangements.
Eleanor L. (Perkins) Wirtanen
Hairdresser for 40 years
Mrs. Eleanor L. (Perkins) Wirtanen of Melrose died Dec. 2, 2000 at
the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. She was the former wife of the late Walter
She was born in Fitchburg, Mass., April 14,1922, the daughter of the
late Herbert F. and Frances (Osgood) Perkins.
She is survived by her children, Cynthia A. Brown of Sandown, Walter
K. Wirtanen of Nashua, Warren M. Wirtanen of North Attleboro and Jeffrey
W. Wirtanen of Melrose, Mass; two sisters, Virginia Brown of Reading and
Mary Jane Hill of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Wirtanen worked as a hairdresser for over 40 years.
A graveside service was held on Dec. 6 at the Riverside Cemetery in
Memorial gifts may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 29 Crafts St.,
Newton, MA 02158.
The Robinson Funeral Home, Melrose, Mass., was in charge of arrangements.