|Wallace R. Bruce Sr.
Custodian for the Milford schools for 30 years
Wallace R. Bruce Sr., 73, of 65 Oak St., Milford, died Saturday, Jan.
6, 2001, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
He was born Oct. 1, 1927, in Milford, son of the late John P. and Jeannie
Mr. Bruce was the widower of Barbara J. (Wesjoa) Bruce.
He worked as a custodian for the Milford elementary schools for 30
years before retiring in 1987.
Mr. Bruce was a member of the Lyndeborough Artillery in Lyndeborough
and the New Hampshire Fire Wardens Association. He enjoyed reading and
spending time at his family cottage on Melendy Pond in Brookline.
He attended the Milford United Methodist Church in Milford.
Mr. Bruce was a 1946 graduate of Milford High School.
He was predeceased by a son, Wallace R. Bruce Jr.; and a brother, John
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Cindy L. and David E.
Miles of Milford; three grandchildren, Linda M. Miles of Milford, and Brandy-Lee
E. Bruce and Michael A. Bruce, both of Colorado; a sister and brother-in-law,
Betty M. and Robert Chartier of Merrimack; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Jan. 9 in The Smith and Heald Funeral Home,
Milford, with burial in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in Mr. Bruce’s memory may be made to Southern New Hampshire
Medical Center, Kidney Dialysis Unit, 8 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.
Rosetta Jenny Caplinger
A memorial service will be held at the United Church of Shirley (Mass.),
on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 2 p.m.
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.
Thomas J. Dube
Longtime Nashua dairyman
Thomas J. Dube, 78, of Newton, Mass., and formerly of Nashua, died
Dec. 31, 2000, at the Sunbridge Nursing Home in Newton.
Mr. Dube was born Nov. 25, 1922, in Nashua, son of the late Joseph
and Anaise (Bechard) Dube. He was the husband of Theresa (Deschenes) Dube.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Dube was employed by Hayward Dairy. Also,
he owned and operated Dube’s Dairy.
He was a communicant of St. Louis de Gonzague Church.
Besides his wife, survivors include two sisters, Elise Labonte of Amherst
and Lucille Beers of Waltham, Mass.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law,
Paul Dube, and Joseph and Adrienne Dube, all of Nashua, and Rene and Evelyn
Dube of Chicopee, Mass.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Normand Dube of
St. Louis, Mo., and Richard and Marilyn Dube of Litchfield; two daughters
and a son-in-law, Rita and John Uberti of Ansonia, Conn., and Suzanne Griffin
of Portsmouth; four grandchildren, nine stepgrandchildren, a great-grandson,
and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of
Florence E. Flint
Services for Florence E. Flint, 72, of Laconia, who died on Dec. 12,
2000, will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 a m. at the Good Shepherd
Lutheran Church, Parade Road, Laconia. Spring burial will be in Jackson.
Survivors include a sister, Lois F. Plimpton of Laconia; three nephews,
Jonathan Plimpton, Stephen Plimpton and Paul Plimpton; and two grandnieces
and two grandnephews.
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,
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, Laconia, is in charge of arrangements.
Julia A. Kaminski
A parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Julia A. Kaminski, 87, of Ridgewood Road, Bedford, died Jan, 3, 2001,
at Elliot Hospital.
She was born in New York City on Jan. 9,1913, the daughter of Alexander
and Elbina (Mitzkewitz) Leschinski, and resided most of her life in New
Hyde Park, Long Island, N.Y., moving to Bedford three and a half years
She was the widow of Stanley Kaminski, who died in 1992.
She was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Bedford.
She passed her driver’s test the week before last.
She was an avid bingo player, swimmer, diver and enjoyed fishing.
Family members include a daughter, Fran Slattery of Amherst; a son,
Chuck Kaminski of San Diego, Calif., and two grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 6 in St. Elizabeth Seton
The Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Michael McCord
Employed at Hitchiner Manufacturing Co.
Raymond Michael McCord of Littleton died in the intensive care unit
at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center on Jan. 1, 2001
Born Raymond Stanley Stimson Jr., in Chicago, Ill. in 1933, he grew
up in Illinois, graduated with a BS and MBA from the University of Illinois
and served his country in the Korean Conflict.
Mr. McCord was an avid pistol and rifle shooter and was employed for
many years with Digital Corporation. Upon his death, he was employed full
time at Hitchiner Manufacturing Corporation, and was the President of Magkor
He is survived by his wife, Lucy McCord, and in-laws, Dr. and Mrs.
W.H. Miner of Littleton; his mother, Mrs. Annabelle Stimson; his sister,
Ann Ihrig and brother in law, Art Ihrig of North Carolina; two children
and one grandchild.
There will be no service.
Ray’s wish was that donations be sent, in his name, in place of flowers
to The Lancaster Humane Society, 62 Martin Meadow Pond Road, Lancaster,
Member of Eastern Star and American Legion Auxiliary
Helen Peters, 93, of Iris Road, Milford, died Jan. 3, 2001, at her
She was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Sept. 26, 1907, a daughter of
the late Paul and Clara (Adams) Radanke.
Mrs. Peters had been a resident of Milford for six months and had previously
resided in Whiting, N.J., for 25 years.
She was employed as a bookkeeper and statistical typist for Helmsley
Spear, the former Brown, Harris, Stevens Real Estate firm in New York City
for more than 45 years; she retired in 1973.
While residing in New Jersey, Mrs. Peters was a member of the Order
of Eastern Star and a longtime advisory board member for the Order of Rainbow
for Girls. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and VFW Auxiliary.
She was a member of Community Reformed Church, Whiting, N.J.
Mrs. Peters was predeceased by her husband, Henry W. Peters, who died
Family members include her sister, Elsie R. Lynch of Milford; a niece,
Gail Lynch Mitchell and her husband Harry T. Mitchell of Milford; two grandnephews,
Christopher Mitchell and Todd Mitchell, both of Milford; and a cousin,
Audrey Adams of Mont Vernon.
A funeral service: was held Jan. 6, at 10:00 a.m., in the Smith and
Heald Funeral Home, Milford. Burial will be in Neshanic (N.J.) Cemetery
at a later date.
Nicholas M. Skoby Jr.
Worked in the petrochemical industry
Nicholas Michael Skoby Jr., 53, died Dec. 31, 2000, in Houston, Texas.
He was born in Hanover, son of Nicholas Michael and Mae (Stone) Skoby
of Manchester, and was the husband of Anne Conway.
Mr. Skoby had a long career in the petrochemical industry, working
first with Allied Chemical and later with Arco Chemical, both in Houston.
After leaving Arco Chemical he worked in special education, focusing
on children with Tourette’s Syndrome in Katy, Texas. He was an avid fisherman
He graduated from Gloucester (Mass.) High School, attended Boston University
and graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Besides his wife and parents, survivors include his ex-wife, Diane
Clarke, whom he married in 1970; their two children, Clarke Bryant Skoby
and Nicole Michelle Skoby, both of Texas; a stepdaughter, Nancy Mandieta;
a brother, Kenneth Skoby of Henniker; four sisters, Nancy Tkachuck of Hampstead,
Karol Skoby of Rockport, Maine, Mary Skoby Cowan of Hopkinton and Jan Skoby
of Milford; and several aunts, nieces and nephews.
The Houston, Texas, Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
Anna A. Werner
Enjoyed travel and gardening
Anna A. Werner, 85, of Hudson, died January 4, 2001, at the Fairview
Nursing Home, Hudson.
She was born in New Brunswick, N.J., on Nov. 9,1915, a daughter of
the late Hans and Margaret (Krumb) Popp.
Mrs. Werner had been a resident of New Hampshire for the past six years
and formerly resided in Springhill, Fla., for 20 years and Sayreville,
N.J., for many years.
She was the manager of the Sayreville (N.J.) school cafeterias for
Mrs. Werner enjoyed traveling throughout much of the United States,
Europe, Asia and the islands. She was an avid gardener and belonged to
the garden club while living in Florida. She also enjoyed dancing.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sayreville, N.J.
She was predeceased by her husband, Anton Werner, who died in 1975;
a brother, Harold Popp; and two sisters, Marjorie Freeman and Irma Conover.
Family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie A. and Richard
Ball of Milford; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Carl and Pat Werner of
Forked River, N.J., and Peter Werner of Grand Prairie, Texas; seven grandchildren;
five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mina Daly of Neptune, N.J.,; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Messiah Lutheran Church of
Amherst Building Fund, PO Box 488, Amherst, NH 03031.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Sandra H. Fontaine
Lived in Peterborough for 50 years
Sandra Hutchinson Fontaine, 68, of Peterborough, died Jan. 9, 2001,
at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough.
She was born in Nashua on March 8, 1932, the daughter of Doris (Stroneck)
and Paul Hutchinson and lived in Peterborough the last 50 years.
Mrs. Fontaine worked in the Peterborough Diner from 1955 to 1975, and
from 1975 to 1995 at the A&P in Peterborough where she was head cashier
and bookkeeper at the time of her retirement.
She enjoyed family, the out-of-doors Cape Cod and the ocean.
She leaves a brother, Paul Hutchinson Jr. of Wilton; a sister, Joann
Wheeler of Bedford; two sons, Peter Fontaine of Peterborough and Michael
Fontaine of Thomaston, Maine; three daughters, Linda McMahon of Swanzey,
JoAnn Stuber of Sandwich, Mass., and Pamela LaChance of Keene; 14 grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren;
A funeral service was held Jan. 12 in Union Congregational Church,
Peterborough, with the Rev. Polly Shamy officiating.
Contributions in Mrs. Fontaine’s memory may be made to Hospice, P0
Box 496, Peterborough, NH 03458.
The Jellison Funeral Home, Peterborough, was in charge of arrangements.
Donald L. Hatch
Served in the Navy for 22 years
Donald L. Hatch, 65, of Ocean Springs, Miss., died Wednesday, Jan.
10, 2001, in Biloxi, Miss.
He was the son of Mary Hatch of Groton, Vt., and the late John Hatch.
Mr. Hatch served in the U.S. Navy for 22 years, retiring in 1975. He
was employed in civil service for 18 years at Fort Devens in Ayer, Mass.,
and at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., where he served in Tech
Support for the 333rd Squadron.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Ocean Springs,
Surviving family members include his mother; his wife, Gayle D. Hatch
of Ocean Springs, Miss.; three daughters, Susan Anderson of Amherst, Teri
Freitas of Attleboro, Mass., and Diane Hatch of Altamonte Springs, Fla.;
a son, Donald L. Hatch Jr. of Goffstown; three sisters, Marilyn Ruiter
of Groton, Vt., Janice Mills of Brattleboro, Vt., and Dorothy Hood of Lebanon;
a brother, Lorrey Hatch of Southington, Conn.; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m., at the
First Baptist Church in Groton, Vt.
The Bradford-O’Keefe Funeral Home, Ocean Springs, Miss., was in charge
Marie E. Haggett
Enjoyed visiting friends and family
Marie E. (Farley) Haggett, 67, of Hudson, died Jan. 11, 2001, at St.
Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Mrs. Haggett was born July 2, 1933, in Nashua, daughter of the late
Arthur and Evelyn (Hanscom) Farley.
She had been married for 49 years to Raymond A. Haggett Sr. of Hudson.
Mrs. Haggett had lived in Florida for much of her life and was employed
as a caseworker by the State of Florida. She enjoyed providing care for
her family, as well as traveling to visit friends and relatives.
She was a member of the Catholic Women’s Guild of Church of Transfiguration
in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Besides her husband, survivors include a stepmother, Virginia Farley
of St. Petersburg, Fla.; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Raymond
A. Jr. and Cheryl Haggett, Edward A. Haggett and Joshua James Haggett,
all of Florida, David A. and Ruth Haggett of Manchester, and Douglas P.
and Debra Haggett of Hudson; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Monti
Montoya of South Carolina; two brothers, Richard and Bruce Farley, a sister,
Virginia Vincent, and two half-sisters, Doris Farley and Cindy Potter,
all of Florida; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; a close friend,
Evelyn Silva of Nashua; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A memorial service will be held in the Hudson First Baptist Church
on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. Burial will be private at the convenience
of the family.
Donations in Mrs. Haggett’s memory may be made to the American Heart
Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home of Hudson, was in charge of arrangements.
Eleanor Bell Hanelin
Nurse cadet with the Army Corps in WW II
Eleanor (Backus) Bell Hanelin, 75, of Wayland, Mass., died Dec. 16,
2000, at Newton Wellesley Hospital from complications due to lung cancer.
Mrs. Hanelin was born in Ware, Mass., daughter of Lester and Anna Buelow
Backus. She graduated from Barre High School in 1942 and from the Massachusetts
General Hospital School of Nursing in l945. She was stationed at Camp Edwards
during World War II as a nurse cadet with the Army Corps.
She married Major Robert Johnson Bell of Falls Church, Va., in 1947
and was widowed in 1954.
She enjoyed acting and in the 1960s and 1970s, became very involved
in local theater groups. In l977, she married Dr. Joseph Hanelin of Wayland,
Mass. During their years together, they divided their time between their
homes in Wayland and Martha’s Vineyard.
Mrs. Hanelin leaves her husband; a son and daughter-in-law, L. Robert
and Diane M. Bell of Lyndeborough; a daughter, Carol Lee Palmer of Shelbyville,
Ky.; two sisters, Shirlee Beechan of Holden, Mass., and Kathleen Sitz of
Davenport, Iowa; a brother, Lester Backus of Columbus, N.C.
Mrs. Hanelin was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Roberts, who died
of lung cancer on Nov. 26, 2000.
A memorial service was held on Dec. 21 at the Wellesley Unitarian Church.
Mrs. Hanelin was loved by many and will be missed by all.
Lois Ann Peters
Active member of Episcopal Church
Lois Ann Peters, 66, of St. Johnsbury, Vt., died Jan. 10, at the Northeastern
Vermont Regional Hospital.
The daughter of Merton F. and Frances (Raymond) Brown, she was born
April 1, 1934, in Boston, Mass.
She was an active member at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, and a volunteer
with the NVRH Auxiliary and treasurer at the gift shop for 27 years.
Mrs. Peters is survived by her husband, Wayne Peters of St. Johnsbury;
a son, James B. Locke and his wife, Marie, of St. Johnsbury; three brothers,
Merton Brown and his wife, Dorothy, of Mont Vernon, Richard Brown of Georgia,
Vt., and Ronald Brown and his wife, Claudette, of Twin Mountain; a sister,
Betty Kelly and her husband, Albert, of Weare and Naples, Fla.; and four
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Jan. 14 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
in St. Johnsbury; the Rev. Jeanette Tweedy and the Rev. Melvin A. Richardson
officiated. Interment will be in the spring at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Institute for Cancer
Research; PO Box 97167, Washington, DC 20090-7167.
The Sayles Funeral Home, St. Johnsbury, was in charge of arrangements.
Richard L. St. Cyr
Doctor of chiropractic
Richard L. "Doc" St. Cyr, 58, of Aglipay Drive, Amherst, died Monday,
Jan. 15, 2001, at his home after an extended illness.
Dr. St. Cyr was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Manchester, son of Paul and
Gertrude (Duquette) St. Cyr of Milford. He lived in Manchester for 24 years
before moving to Davenport, Iowa, to pursue his education. He had lived
in Milford for 28 years before moving to Amherst a year ago.
He was the husband of Leslie (Bankhead) St. Cyr, whom he married in
Dr. St. Cyr was a doctor of chiropractic at Elm Chiropractic Clinic
in Milford. He had been a doctor of chiropractic since 1973.
He held several positions with the N.H. Chiropractic Association, including
president from 1983-85, and he was named Chiropractor of the Year in 1980.
He was a past member of the Kiwanis Club and American Legion Post 23, both
He served eight years with the N.H. Air National Guard, including one
year of active duty during the Berlin Crisis.
He was a graduate of West High School in Manchester and Palmer College
of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.
Besides his wife and parents, survivors include two sons, Mark and
Steven St. Cyr, both of Milford; two grandchildren, Tom and Katie St. Cyr,
both of Milford; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Ron Boisvert
of Hudson, and Denise and Mark Cedras of Milford; an uncle and aunt, John
and Lucille St. Cyr of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews
Visiting hours will be Saturday, Jan. 20, at 9 a.m., in the Smith &
Hea1d Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A memorial service will follow
at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
Donations in Dr. St. Cyr’s memory may be made to The American Cancer
Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford,
Raymon C. Willard
Holder of Boston Post cane
Raymon C. Willard, 91, of New Ipswich, died Friday Jan. 12, 2000, at
the Milford Medical Center after being stricken with a sudden illness.
Born in Concord on April 25, 1909, the son of the late Charles J. and
Florence B. (Hadley) Willard, he has lived most of his life in Temple and
the past 20 years in New Ipswich. He was a 1928 graduate of Wilton High
School and a 1933 graduate of the University of New Hampshire.
He had been employed by the U.S. Post Office in Temple and New Ipswich
as a postal clerk for more than 25 years. He worked for 19 years at the
Fitchburg (Mass.) Yarn Company, and was a school bus driver for many years
for the Conval School District.
Mr. Willard served as treasurer for the town of Temple for 19 years.
He was a past master and 77-year member of the Miller Grange of Temple.
He was a past master of the Hillsborough County Pomona Grange and Past
Gate Keeper of the N.H. State Grange, and was the Special Deputy of the
Pomona Grange and the Treasurer of the Laurel Lodge I.O.O.F. of Wilton.
He was a member of the Mayflower Rebekah Lodge of Wilton, and a life-long
member and past moderator of the Temple Congregational Church. In April
2000, he was given the Boston Post Cane as the oldest citizen of New Ipswich,
and in 1997 he received the N.H. State Grange Week Appreciation Award.
Mr. Willard was an avid flower and vegetable gardener and enjoyed Western
movies and novels.
Members of his family include his wife of 20 years, Emilie Richards
Willard of New Ipswich; two daughters, Barbara Harling of Temple, and Nancy
Rogowsky of Keene; a stepdaughter, Camilie Twiss of Amherst; a stepson,
George Stanley of New Ipswich; seven grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces
Funeral services were held Jan. 16 in the Temple Congregational Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Temple Congregational Church
Memorial Fund, Route 45, Temple, NH 03084; or the Temple Elementary School,
c/o Niki McGettigan, Route 45, Temple, NH 03084.
The Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton was in charge of arrangements.
Miriam S. Jepson
Served Brookline community for many yearsMiriam Spencer Smith Jepson,
96, died Jan. 19, 2001, in Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood in Milford.
Born Oct. 2, 1905, in Newton, Mass., she was the daughter of Harry
D. and Mabel Tetlow Smith. She was a 1924 graduate of Cushing Academy in
Ashburnham, Mass. She attended Keene State College and graduated from Children’s
Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, where she was a nurse for many years.
She was a member of the Church of Our Saviour in Milford.
A summer resident since childhood, she became a permanent resident
of Brookline in 1931. There she raised a family of five children.
Mrs. Jepson was prominent in town affairs for many, many years. She
was supervisor of the checklist for 34 years, and served as ballot clerk
for many years. She served 18 years as town auditor, was president of the
Brookline Woman’s Club, Brookline Historical Society, PTA, and the Church
of Christ Ladies’ Aid Society, and was a member of the Brookline Conservation
Commission for many years. She also worked on the Town History of Brookline
for many years.
Mrs. Jepson served more than 60 years as a Republican elections official.
In 1983, she was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award from the Brookline
Mrs. Jepson was a reporter from Brookline, writing for the Nashua Telegraph
for more than 30 years. She also wrote for many years for the Manchester
Union Leader, The Milford Cabinet and the Broadcaster.
Her 90th birthday was marked with a party at her home on Meetinghouse
Hill Road. She received a commendation from New Hampshire Governor Steve
Merrill, presented by Executive Councilor Bernie Streeter. The Brookline
Selectmen presented her with a framed plaque stating that her birthday,
Oct. 2. 1995, was officially Miriam S. Jepson Day in the town of Brookline.
She was predeceased by a son, Paul Stevens Jepson, who died in l971.
Survivors include three sons and daughters in-law, Frederick T. and
Norma (Saraceno) Jepson of Milford, Charles D. and Alice Jacqueline (Hayward)
Jepson of Ashburnham, Mass., and Philip S. and Brenda (Rolfe) Jepson of
Nashua; a daughter and son-in-law, Norma L. and James W. Brannigan of Hollis;
a daughter in-law, Norma (Lorden) Glow of Brookline; 13 grandchildren;
14 great-grandchildren; and a niece and a nephew.
Calling hours will be Wednesday Jan. 24, 7-9 p.m., at Smith & Heald
Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A funeral service will be held at the
Church of Our Saviour, 10 Amherst St., Milford, on Thursday, Jan. 25, at
noon. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Brookline.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brookline Ambulance, Brookline,
NH 03033; or St. Joseph Community Services, P0 Box 266, Milford, NH 03055.
James P. Farnsworth
Employed by American Airlines; then American Express
James P. Farnsworth, 54, of Milford died on Jan. 16, 2001, at Hospice
House in Concord after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Farnsworth was born on March 16, 1946, in Utica, N.Y., the son
of the late Almon and Violet (Smith) Farnsworth. He resided in Houston,
Texas, for many years and worked as a ticket agent for American Airlines
and then as a sales agent for American Express. He later moved to Milford
where he remained for five years.
Mr. Farnsworth was predeceased by his son, Chad Farnsworth, and brother,
David G. Farnsworth.
Family members include a sister, Mary Anne Martel of Wilton; a daughter,
Carrie Holt of Columbia, S.C.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Donations may be to the Hospice House, Pleasant Street, Concord, NH
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.
Janet Morgan Klackle
Executive secretary at Sanders in Nashua
Janet Morgan (Stanger) Klackle, 52, of Mountain Park Road, Woodstock,
Ga., died Jan. 6, 2001, at her home after a brief battle with cancer.
She was born Feb. 17, 1947, in Morgantown, W.Va., daughter of the late
Edward and Helen (Holmes) Stanger. She lived in Hudson from 1981 to 1992
and previously had lived in Needham, Mass., Jackson, Mich., and Boston.
She attended schools in Owosso, Mich., graduating from Owosso High School
Ms. Klackle was an executive secretary at Sanders in Nashua for many
years. She was previously employed with American Airlines as a flight attendant
and ticket agent. She had been employed for the past three years at Kroger
as a front line cashier in Woodstock, Ga.
She was very proud of her family.
Ms. Klackle was a member of St. Kathyrn’s Parish in Hudson.
Survivors include two brothers and a sister-in-law, Edward H. Stenger
of Lakewood, Ohio, and David N. and Isa Stenger of Morgantown; a sister
and brother-in-law, Sandra S. and Angelo DeCicco of Amherst; a daughter,
Holly J. Klackle of Woodstock, Ga.; a son and daughter-in-law, Brad M.
and Tammy Klackle of Nashua; and three grandchildren, Miranda, Morgan and
Jordan, all of Nashua.
The Woodstock Funeral Home in Woodstock, Ga., and the Hastings Funeral
Home in Morgantown, W.Va., are in charge of arrangements.
Catherine V. Raciot
Catherine V. Racicot, 78, of MiIl Street, Milford, died Jan. 18, 2001,
at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, and went home to her Lord and
She was born in North Berwick, Maine, on July 2, 1922, a daughter of
the late John S. and Dorothy Belle (StapIes) Hall.
Mrs. Racicot had been a resident of Milford for 36 years. She was employed
by the former O.K. Tool Company, Milford, for more than 16 years.
Mrs. Racicot enjoyed quilting and crafts. In addition, she enjoyed
visiting with family and friends.
Family members include her husband of 35 years, Hector J. Racicot of
Milford; five daughters, Mary Jane Whitehouse of Rochester, Larraine F.
Salisbury of Milford, Julie Pond of Somersworth, Martha Ritter of Washington
State, and Nancy Torbitt of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three sons, Raymond Heath
Jr. of Milford, William Heath of Nashua, and Donald Thatcher of Old Orchard
Beach, Maine; 31 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Jan. 22 in the Smith and Heald Funeral
Home, Milford. Burial was to be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in Mrs. Racicot’s memory may be made to Souhegan Home and
Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055.
William C. Sargent
1968 graduate of Milford Area Senior High School
William C. Sargent, 50, resident of Highland Avenue, Milford, died
Jan. 17, 2001, at his home.
He was born in Nashua, on July 20, 1950, a son of Beatrice H. (York)
Sargent of Milford, and the late John W. Sargent.
Mr. Sargent had been a lifelong resident of Milford. He was a graduate
of Milford Area Senior High School, class of 1968, Milford.
He was employed as a steel fabrication designer for East Coast Steel
Company, Greenfield, for more than 10 years.
Mr. Sargent was a member of Ricciardi Hartshorn Post 23, Sons of the
American Legion, Milford.
In addition to his mother, family members include two sisters, Judith
Hale of Ballston Lake, N.Y., and Frances Combs of Nashua; three nephews;
and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services will be private.
Donations in his memory may be made to Alcoholic’s Anonymous, District
13, PO Box 3513, Nashua, NH 03061.
The Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, is in charge
David L. Lacasse
Served as a Second Mate, Navigating Officer with the U S. Coast Guard-Merchant
David L. LaCasse, 91, a resident of the New Hampshire Veterans Home
in Wilton since 1992, died there Sunday, Jan. 21, 2001.
He was born in Wilton on Feb. 12, 1909, son of John and Dehalia (Gregoire)
LaCasse. He attended school in Wilton, living there for many years.
He lived in Tampa, Fla., for more than 10 years, and prior to moving
to the Veterans Home, he lived in Canaan for several years.
During World War II he served as a Second Mate, Navigating Officer
with the U S. Coast Guard-Merchant Marine.
He loved the sea and worked for various oil companies on oil tankers,
including Exxon. He later worked on a research vessel for the University
of Rhode Island.
His family includes his daughter, Ethel L. LaCasse of Milford; two
sons, John V. LaCasse of Fitchburg, Mass., and Roy LaCasse, Canaan; four
grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours or services planned. Interment will be in
the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the New Hampshire Veterans Home,
Winter Street, Tilton. NH 03276.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton, is in charge of arrangements.