Enjoyed golfing, fishing and bird watching
David "Mickey" Bianchi, 82, of North River Road, Milford, died Thursday,
Dec. 14, 2000, at his home.
He was born April 13, 1918, in East Milford, a son of the late Egidio
J. and Irene M. (Bennett) Bianchi. He was a lifelong resident of Milford.
Mr. Bianchi was a PBX specialist and was employed by the former New
England Telephone Company for 38 years, retiring in 1981, and was a member
of the Telephone Pioneers of America.
Mr. Bianchi enjoyed golfing, fishing and bird watching.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of 172nd Field Artillery. Toward
the end of World War II, he transferred to the Army Air Corps and served
in the European Theatre. He was a member and past commander of Harley Sanford
Post 4368, VFW, Milford.
Mr. Bianchi was a member of Church of Our Saviour, Milford.
He was predeceased by his wife, Edna M. (Mitchell) Bianchi, who died
Family members include two sons and daughters-in-law, John D. and Karen
E. Bianchi of Milford, and Douglas J. and Carol E. Bianchi, with whom he
resided; six grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; two step-great-granddaughters;
a sister, Barbara A. Bianchi of Milford; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard
J. and Lillian M. Bianchi of Milford; and a niece.
Funeral services were held Dec. 18 in Church of Our Saviour, Milford.
Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. A reception at the VFW
in Milford followed the committal service.
Donations in Mr. Bianchi’s memory may be made to Souhegan Home &
Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
Estelle A. Brodeur
Wife, mother and grandmother, longtime Nashua Corp. employee
Estelle Alice Brodeur, 69, of Nashua, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000,
at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, after a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 18, 1931, in Nashua, daughter of the late Ernest
and Alice (Bechard) Lajoie. She was a lifelong resident of Nashua and was
educated in Nashua schools.
Mrs. Brodeur was the wife of Philip A. Brodeur of Nashua. They celebrated
their 45th wedding anniversary Oct. 30.
Mrs. Brodeur had been employed at Nashua Corp. in Merrimack for many
years. A devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she also enjoyed gardening
and her flowers.
Mrs. Brodeur was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Normand Lajoie.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son and daughter-in-law,
Retired Army Lt. Col. Marc P. and Helene Brodeur of Vernon, Va.; two daughters
a son-in-law, Susan M. and William J. Duval, and Cyndi Brodeur, all of
Nashua; seven grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Alfred Lajoie
of Nashua and Retired Army Major Gen. Roland and Joanne Lajoie of Wilton;
two sisters and a brother-in-law, Rita and Garland Jaquith of Franklin,
Mass., and Madeleine Lajoie of Nashua; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law,
Claire and Benjamin Mazeiki of Florida; dear friends Moe aud Joanie Vigneault
of Nashua; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Farwell Funeral Service of Nashua is in charge of arrangements.
Marcia Converse Cady
Active on the board of Amherst Congregational Church
Marcia Converse Cady, 94, of Shell Point Village, Fort Myers, Fla.,
died on Dec. 16, 2000,
Mrs. Cady was born in Chicago, Ill., on Feb. 25, 1906, to Arlan W.
and Allie Belle Burnham Converse. She graduated from New Trier High School,
Winnetka, Ill., in 1924, and Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.,
Before moving to Florida in 1987, she had lived in Evanston, Ill.,
Winnetka, Ill., East Greenwich, R.I., and Amherst.
She was an active member of Faith United Methodist Church, Fort Myers,
Fla., the boards of the U.M.W. and the administrative council of the church,
the United Methodist Women, International P.E.O., and of Delta Delta Delta
Sorority Alumnae of Fort Myers, Fla.
While living in Rhode Island, she served on boards of district and
conference Women’s Society of Christian Service (now United Methodist Women)
for 23 years. She was active on the board of Amherst Congregational Church.
She was the widow of Donald Olin Cady, who died in 1962. She was also
predeceased by a son, Warren C. Cady.
Mrs. Cady is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Arlan Y. Cady,
of Canadice, N.Y., Roger C. Cady and his wife, Mary, of Stratham and Minocqua,
Wis.; an adopted son, C. Tim Fergerson of Canadice, N.Y.; two brothers,
Loren R. Converse of Evanston, Ill., and A. Burnham Converse of Northfield,
Ill. and Hamilton, Ga.; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and
many nieces and nephews.
A memorial services will be held at Faith United Methodist Church,
Fort Myers, Fla., on Jan. 6, with the Rev. Vie Willis officiating.
Donations in her memory may be made to Faith United Methodist Church,
15690 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908; to the Pavilion Auxiliary,
Shell Point Village, 15000 Shell Point Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33908; or
to Hope Hospice at 9470 HealthPark, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Florence E. Flint
Florence E. Flint, 72, of Laconia, died Dec. 12, 2000, at the John
C. Lincoln Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.
She was born Nov. 21, 1928, in North Conway, the daughter of Lawrence
B. and Margie (Abbott) Flint.
Miss Flint lived in Milford for many years before moving to Laconia
in May 1997.
She was a high school business education teacher for 20 years for the
North Middlesex School District in Townsend, Mass. She also taught overseas
in Newfoundland, Japan and the Azores. She retired in 1989, after 40 years
Miss Flint was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Laconia.
She was a member and Past Master of the Granite Grange of Milford,
the Brookline Grange and the Hillsborough County Pomona Grange 1. She was
a member of the Rebekahs, past president of the Rebekah Assembly of New
Hampshire and Assistant Guardian of the International Association of Rebekah
Assembly, receiving the Decoration of Chivalry.
She was also a member and past president of Theta Chapter, Delta Kappa
Gamma, a former member of the Lakes Region Retired Educators and the New
Hampshire Retired Educators.
Survivors include a sister, Lois F. Plimpton of Laconia; three nephews,
Jonathan Plimpton, Stephen Plimpton and Paul Plimpton; two grandnieces;
and two grandnephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church, 2233 Parade Road, Laconia. A spring burial will be in
the family lot in Jackson Cemetery, Jackson.
Memorial donations may be made to the St. Francis Home Activities Fund,
406 Court St., Laconia, NH 03246; or to Child Reach, 155 Plan Way, Warwick,
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, Laconia, is in charge of arrangements.
Martha Duncan Handy
Lived in Amherst for 35 years
Martha Lois Duncan Handy, 75, of Bridge Street, Milford, died on Dec.
15, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua after a short illness.
Mrs. Handy was born on Aug. 11,1925 in East Ryegate, Vt., the daughter
of the late Asa and Etta May (Pike) Duncan. She spent 35 years in Amherst
on Mack Hill Road. She graduated from Wells River High School.
Mrs. Handy was a manager for AT&T in Cleveland, Ohio, and Concord,
and then became a homemaker.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald A. Handy, in 1977, and a
daughter, Bonnie-Lee Handy, in 1957.
Family members include a one daughter, Beth A. Handy of Milford; a
son, Duncan Belno Handy of Norfolk, Va.; a granddaughter, Amandaleigh Armiger
of Abiliene, Texas; a sister, Ethelynd A. Page of Contoocook; and a niece.
A reception will be held on Thursday, Dec. 21, 5-10 p.m., at Elisha’s
Restaurant (second floor), Nashua Street, Milford.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.
Penny Lyn Taylor
Assembler at SHP in Wilton
Penny Lyn Taylor, 40, of Burns Hill Road, Wilton, died Sunday, Dec.
10, 2000, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, following an illness.
She was born March 3, 1960 in Lancaster, daughter of the late Robert
and Ruby (Chamberlain) Rolfe.
Mrs. Taylor was the wife of Elmer James Taylor II. She was employed
at SHP in Wilton as an assembler.
Mrs. Taylor was predeceased by a brother, Michael Rolfe.
Besides her husband, survivors include a son, Nathaneal Bisson of Berlin;
two daughters, Jessica and Candice Bisson of Berlin; two stepchildren,
Christopher and Zachary Taylor of Berlin; three brothers, Robert and Donald
Rolfe, both of Manchester, and Thomas Rolfe of Raymond; a sister, Pam Belanger
of Berlin; two grandsons, Travis and Sebastian Bisson of Berlin; her mother-in-law
and her husband, Al and Mary Sprague, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Dec. 15 in the the George R. Rivet Funeral
Home in Merrimack.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
360 Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110.
Barbara E. Trafford
Played basketball at Wilton High School
Barbara E. Trafford, 76, of Derry, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at the
Integrated Health Services in Derry, following a lengthy illness. She was
born Feb. 3, 1924, in Nashua, a daughter of the late Frank and Mabel (Durant)
She grew up in Wilton and was a graduate of Wilton High School, class
of 1942, where she was an avid basketball player.
She had lived in Derry for 17 years, where she was a member of the
Trinity Assembly of God Church, and had formerly lived in Hudson.
She was the widow of Aubrey C. Trafford, who died in 1992. She was
also predeceased by two sons, Philip Trafford and James Trafford, and a
She is survived by two daughters, Doris E. Holt of Derry and Dona M.
Farrington, Bradenton, Fla.; a grandson; four granddaughters; three great-grandchildren;
a sister, Tina Boutwell of Ashburnham, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held today (Wednesday, Dec. 20) 1:30 p.m.,
at the Trinity Assembly of God Church, 53 North Main St., Derry. Burial
will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Nashua.
Donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northern NE
Chapter, 114 Perimeter Road, Unit E, Nashua, NH 03063; or to the American
Cancer Society, marked for Breast Cancer Research, Gail Singer Memorial
Building, 360 State Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032.
The Peabody Funeral Home, Derry, is in charge of arrangements.
Remembered as ‘beloved Nana’
Ellen Atwood, 92, of Nashua, died Dec. 21, 2000. Mrs. Atwood was born
Ellen Marie Cragan on July 24, 1908, in Salem, Mass., daughter of the late
Steven and Mary Lundagan Cragan. She moved to Groveland, Mass., in 1972,
following her retirement, to care for her five grandchildren.
Mrs. Atwood took great pride in her family. She was known for her strength
and sense of humor. Her family will remember her as "our beloved Nana."
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Delbert Stott
of Nashua; five grandchildren, Trent Stott of Colorado Springs, Colo.,
Starrann Larsen of Danville, Grant Stott of Merrimac, Mass., Blake Stott
of Nashua and Anngelle Stott of Boston, Mass.; two granddaughters-in-law;
a grandson-in-law; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, Hudson, was in charge of arrangements.
Glenna M. Bishop
Glenna M. Bishop, 77, of Weston Hill Road, Mont Vernon, died Dec. 22,
2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.
She was born in Raymond on Jan. 14, 1923, a daughter of the late Harry
E. and Gertrude (Nuell) Maynard.
Mrs. Bishop had been a resident of Mont Vernon for more than 50 years.
She was a member of the Good News Bible Church, Wilton.
Mrs. Bishop was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde Elwin Bishop, who died in
1971, and a daughter, Sandra F. Barnes.
Family members include four sons, E.R. "Pete" Bishop of Milford, Philip
W. Bishop and Clyde E. Bishop Jr., both of Mont Vernon, and Ford A Bishop
of New Durham; four daughters, Violet G. Helstein and Carol A. Bishop,
both of Mont Vernon, Linda D. Guay of Wilton, and Robin L. Watson of Lyndeborough;
and many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 23, in Good News Bible Church,
Wilton. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mont Vernon, at a later date.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
Rosalie C. Gribbin
Rosalie C. Gribbin, 98, of 22 Hunt St., Nashua died Sunday, December
24, 2000 at the Courville at Nashua.
She was born in Portland, Maine, on March 7, 1902, a daughter of the
late Thomas and Charlotte (MacDonald) Mitchell.
Mrs. Gribbin had been a resident of Nashua for the past five years.
She had resided in Milford for 10 years and Hollis for five years, and
had lived in New York City and upstate New York for many years.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Milford.
She was predeceased by her husband, Claude S. Gribbin, who died in
Family members include her daughter, Patricia A. Tuttle of Milford,
five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Calling hours are Thursday, Dec. 28, from 6- 9 p.m. in the Smith and
Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A mass of Christian burial will
be celebrated Friday, Dec. 29, at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst
St., Milford. A committal service will be held at 1 p.m. in Evergreen Cemetery,
Donations in Mrs. Gribbin’s memory may be made to Alzheimer’s Association,
New Hampshire Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 419, Concord, NH 03301.
Laurent W. Lavoie
Served in the U.S. Army
Laurent W. Lavoie, 48, of Chestnut St., Manchester, died Dec. 10, 2000,
in his home after a lengthy illness.
Born in Nashua on March 5, 1952, he was the son of Laurent A. and Anita
(Nadeau) Lavoie. He lived many years in Nashua before moving to Manchester
10 years ago.
He served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Lavoie was a communicant of St. Joseph Church.
He enjoyed working on model airplanes and playing bingo.
Family members include five sisters, Louise Rochette, Mariette Lavoie,
Diane Dumont, Anne Van Hirtum, all of Nashua, and Betty Raymond of Wilton;
a brother, Alan Lavoie of Boston, Mass.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 21 in St. Joseph Church,
Manchester. Burial will take place at a later date in New Hampshire State
Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.
Memorial donations may be made to Home, Health and Hospice, 22 Prospect
St., Nashua, NH 03060.
The Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, Nashua, was in charge of
Edna H. Caldwell
Born in Mont Vernon; worked in Amherst
Edna H. (Fournier) Caldwell, 68, of Third Street, Mont Vernon, died
Dec. 25, 2000, at Leominster Health Care Alliance Center after a lengthy
Mrs. Caldwell was born March 2, 1932, in Mont Vernon, the daughter
of Amedee J. and Adelaide E. Fournier. Before her retirement, she had been
employed at JMK Inc. in Amherst for 15 years.
Mrs. Caldwell was predeceased by a daughter, Tammy Caldwell.
Family members include her husband, Ralph Caldwell of Mont Vernon;
four daughters and sons-in-laws, Mauricina (Moxie) and Daniel Roby of Mont
Vernon; Lynn and Michael Robinson of Nashua; Kimberly and Richard Sponagle
of Hudson; and Candi and Herbert Goff of Milford; six grandchildren, Krystal
Roby of Milford, Robert Roby of Mont Vernon, Joshua Iles and Bryce Caldwell
of Nashua; Katrina Caldwell of Mont Vernon, and Angelia Goff of Milford;
two great-granddaughters, Patience Roby and Jaiden Schmidt of Milford;
two brothers, Warren Fournier of Fitchburg, Mass., and George Fournier
of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m. at the Milford
United Methodist Church, 20 Mont Vernon St., Milford.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.
Martha E. Cotter
Employed at White Elephant Shop in Milford
Martha Elizabeth (Sliney) Cotter, 88, formerly of Hampton, died Dec.
26, 2000, at the Nutmeg Pavilion in New London, Conn.
Born in Somerville, Mass., on June 5, 1912, she was the daughter of
the late Bernard L. and Mary E. (Grant) Sliney.
She resided in St. Petersburg, Fla., from 1954 until 1962, where she
helped found the Little League in her neighborhood.
She previously lived in Milford for over 40 years where she was employed
at the White Elephant antiques shop. She was an active member in her community.
Mrs. Cotter was the founding member of the Milford PTA, an active member
of St. Patrick Church, served on the Milford Educational Foundation, and
in 1985, she received an award for her volunteer work with the Souhegan
Valley Association for the Handicapped.
Her many interests included antiques, gardening, children and pets.
She was well-known for her Irish humor and generous spirit.
She was the loving wife of the late Edmond J. Cotter.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen C. and Robert
Neugent of Mystic, Conn., and Ann S. and Peter Keohan of Hampton Falls;
a son and daughter-in-law, William and Liller Cotter of Nenana, Ark.; three
grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Ruth Sliney of Bedford; and several nieces
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 30, 2000, at Our
Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Hampton. Burial followed in the
High Street Cemetery, Hampton.
The Remick and Gendron Funeral Home, Hampton, was in charge of arrangements.
Kerry B. Kimball
1969 graduate of Wilton High School
Kerry B. Kimball, 50, of Lawrence, Mass., died Dec. 22, 2000, in his
home after a brief illness.
Born in Nashua on May 28, 1950, he was the son of Frank E. and Margaret
He graduated from Wilton High School in 1969 before joining the U.S.
Navy. After discharge from the Navy, he lived and worked in the Wilton
area for many years before moving to Lawrence.
At the time of his death he was employed at the Littleton (Mass.) school
Mr. Kimball was an avid sports fan and loved horse racing.
He is survived by his mother, Margaret Kimball of Canterbury, and a
brother and sister-in-law, Dana J. and Paula J. Kimball of Wilton.
There will be no services. Burial will be held in the spring at the
Maple Grove Cemetery in Canterbury.
Rita M. Newsum
Rita M. Newsum, 84, of Mont Vernon, died Dec. 27, 2000, at the home
of her daughter.
She was born in Lawrence, Mass., on July 10, 1916, the daughter of
the late Jerimiah and Henrietta (DeWolfe) Cahalane.
Mrs. Newsum had been a resident of Mont Vernon for the past six months
and had previously resided in Methuen, Mass., for more than 50 years.
She was employed by Wood Mill, Lawrence, Mass., for more than 20 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur J. Newsum, who died in 1975.
Family members include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra L. Kent
and Lt. Col. Robert J. Kent, Ret. (USAF) of Mont Vernon, and Jaune C. and
Dennis DeFrancesco of Methuen, Mass.; three grandchildren, Kathe P. Rooney
of Manchester, Robyn C. Kent-Lampert of Barnstead, and Jeffrey R. DeFrancesco
of Dudley, Mass.; a great-granddaughter, Lauren M. Rooney of Manchester;
and several nephews.
There are no services.
Donations in Mrs. Newsum’s memory may be made to the American Lung
Association of New Hampshire, 456 Beech St., Manchester, NH 03103.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Helen M. Smith
Helen M. Smith, 76, Milford, died Dec. 29, 2000, at Pine Rock Manor
She was born in Kingman, Ariz., on Dec. 22, 1924, the daughter of the
late Raymond and Buenna (Newbury) Rockwell.
Mrs. Smith had been a resident of Milford for more than 50 years.
She was employed at Kenmore Stamp Company, Milford, for 40 years.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Congregational Church of Milford,
She had served in the U.S. Navy Waves.
Family members include a son, Norman W. Smith of Milford; a daughter,
Barbara J. Riglin of Flagstaff, Ariz.; a grandchild; a brother, Robert
Rockwell of Rockwall, Texas; and two nieces and a nephew.
There will be no funeral services.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Holly S. Wadsworth
Librarian at Milford High School for 20 years
Holly S. Wadsworth, 48, of Milford, died on Jan. 1, 2001, at her mother’s
residence in New Lebanon, N.Y.
Born in Chatham, N.Y., on Dec. 15, 1952, she was the daughter of Doris
E. Smith Wadsworth, with whom she resided, and the late Vincent Dow Wadsworth,
who died on Nov. 19, 1999. Miss Wadsworth moved to New Lebanon during the
last month of her illness.
Miss Wadsworth was a graduate of New Lebanon High School and received
her bachelor’s degree in education from the State University of New York
at Cortland. She taught elementary education in the Chatham School District
for two years before attending the University of Maryland, where she was
awarded her master’s degree in library science. She then relocated to Milford,
where for more than 20 years, she was librarian at Milford High School,
leaving recently due to her illness.
Miss Wadsworth was very active with the school and its students, attending
sporting events, helping in various clubs and as a senior class advisor.
She loved reading and sewing, along with golfing and camping.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by three brothers, David
V. Wadsworth of Littleton, Colo., William A. Wadsworth of Baldwinsville,
N.Y., and Christopher D. Wadsworth of East Chatham, N.Y., many nieces,
nephews, friends and colleagues.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, at 2 p.m. at the
Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 NY 43, Stephentown, N.Y. Cremation
will be at the Gardner Earl Memorial Crematorium in Troy, N.Y. Burial will
take place in the spring in the New Britain Rural Cemetery in East Chatham.
The family will accept visitors at the funeral home on Saturday, starting
at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Holly S. Wadsworth Scholarship
Fund, c/o Milford High School, 100 West St., Milford, NH 03055.
Edward J. Walter
Lived in Mont Vernon for 53 years
Edward J. Walter, 81, of Purgatory Road, Mont Vernon, died Dec. 31,
2000, at Southern N.H. Medical Center in Nashua.
He was born in Medford, Mass., on June 5, 1919, son of the late Hans
and Kate (London) Walter.
Mr. Walter had been a resident of Mont Vernon for the past 53 years.
He was employed as a printer for Concord Litho Company for 34 years.
Mr. Walter was a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and served in the
European Theatre during World War II. He received the Purple Heart and
the Distinguished Service Cross.
He was a member of Benevolent Lodge 7 F&AM, Milford.
Family members include his wife, Jane (Morgan) Walter of Mont Vernon;
a daughter, Nancy J. Doherty of Braintree, Mass.; a son, James L. Walter
of Marshfield, Mass.; five granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are today (Wednesday, Jan. 3) 7-9 p.m., in the Smith
and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Funeral services will be held
Thursday, Jan. 4, 11 a.m., in the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn
Cemetery, Mont Vernon, in the spring.
Donations in Mr. Walter’s memory may be made to the Kidney Foundation
of N.H., 1 Tremont St., Concord, NH 03301.
Roger T. Williams
Graduate of High Mowing School
Roger Thurston Williams, 64, of Francestown, died Dec. 25, 2000, at
his home, following a lengthy illness.
Born in Peterborough on Jan. 21, 1936, the son of the late Thurston
V. and Marjorie (Heffer) Williams, he had lived in Francestown for the
past five years. Previously, he had lived in New Boston for 18 years and
earlier in Wilton and Milford.
Mr. Williams had attended Mount Hermon School and was a 1954 graduate
of High Mowing School in Wilton. He later attended the University of New
Hampshire. He had been employed by the Williams and Hussey Tool Co. for
many years, and served as the vice president of operations for more than
15 years. He had also been a guide, licensed by the state of New Hampshire
Fish and Game Department, for more than 15 years.
Members of his family include his wife, Sigrid (Marshall) Williams
of Francestown; two sons, Shawn Williams of Fort Smith, Mont., and Benjamin
Williams of Greenville, S.C.; two daughters, Jennifer Williams of Laurel,
Md., and Dawn K. Hansen of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Rodney A. Williams
of Stoddard; two sisters, Marsha Foster of Wilton and Audrey Yakavakis
of Amherst; one granddaughter, Irene Abigail Williams of Greenville, S.C.;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Dec. 29 in the Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton.
Burial followed in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Wilton.