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Elma H. Kittridge
Memorial service is Saturday
A memorial service for Elma H. Kittridge, 87, who died March 12, 2001, will be held on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m., in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Mont Vernon. 
Mrs. Kittridge was born in Lyndeborough, on Feb. 2, 1914, a daughter of the late Jason and Ruby (Melendy) Holt.
Mrs. Kittridge was a graduate of Wilton High School, Wilton, and a graduate of Plymouth State Teacher’s College, Plymouth.
She was a member of Puritan-Charity-Themis Chapter 29, Order of Eastern Star, Milford.
Mrs. Kittridge was an elementary school teacher in Amherst and Brookline.
At one time, Mrs. Kittridge was in charge of the Head Start Program in Nashua.
While living in New Hampshire, she was a member of Mont Vernon Congregational Church, UCC, and was attending the First Presbyterian Church while living in Hazelton, Pa.,
She was predeceased by her husband, George D. Kittridge, who died in 1991.
Family members include a daughter, Audrey Rogala of Hazelton, Pa.; a son, George D. Kittridge III of Pittsford, N.Y.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Guy Holt of Lyndeborough; two sisters, Lura Seavey of Milford, and Grace Campbell of Rittman, Ohio; nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the Brookline School District, Attn: Richard Maghakian, Principal, Brookline, NH 03033

Jereme B. Repolt
Avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing
Jereme B. Repolt, 28, died April 12, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, after a long illness.
He was born in Nashua, on Aug. 24, 1972, a son of Brice and Candace (McLaughlin) Repolt.
He attended Sanford schools, and was a 1991 graduate of Sanford High School in Sanford, Maine.
Mr. Repolt served four years with the U.S. Army. Upon his return to Maine, he was employed as a welder with Prescott Metal, and then Don’s Sheet Metal, both in Biddeford, Maine, retiring in 1999 due to ill health.
He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing, and was a member of the Sanford Fish and Game Club, and the Rod and Gun Club. He was also a youth football and baseball coach with the Sanford Springvale Youth Athletic Association.
Survivors include a son, Michael Repolt of Waterboro, Maine; his father of Weare; his mother Candace Groves of North Berwick, Maine; a brother, Jesse Repolt of Milford; paternal grandparents, Francois and Henriette Repolt of Leesburg, Va.; and maternal grandparents, Gordon and Barbara McLaughlin of North Berwick, Maine.
A funeral service was held April 15 at the LaFrance-Lambert Funeral Home, Sanford, Maine. Burial will be later in the spring.

Agnes C. Sacaceno
Member of the Altar and Rosary Society and VFW Ladies Auxiliary
Agnes C. Saraceno, 85, resident of Crosby Street, Milford, died April 13, 2001, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Milford.
She was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on April 24, 1915, a daughter of the late Murdoch and Jessie (Smith) Smith.
Mrs. Saraceno had been a resident of Milford for more than 65 years.
She had worked as a cashier for the former Super Save Grocery Store, Milford and the J.M. Smith Television and Repair, Milford.
Mrs. Saraceno was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Harley Sanford Post 4368 VFW, Ladies Auxiliary, Milford.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford.
She was predeceased by her husband, Salvatore J. Saraceno, who died in 1984.
Family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Janet M. and John Schuster of St. Louis, Mo.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Diane Saraceno of Milford, and James J. and Bonny Saraceno of St. Louis, Mo.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, James M. Smith of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated April 17 in St. Patrick Church, Milford. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in her memory may be made to Souhegan Home & Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055; or the Share Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

Scott E. Varney
Proprietor of Three Kings Painting Co.
Scott E. Varney, 24, of 3 Juniper Drive, Amherst, died unexpectedly Monday, April 9, 2001, in Milford. 
Mr. Varney was born Nov. 4, 1976, in Nashua, son of Curtis E. Varney of Wiltonland and Lisa (Brown) Taccardi of Watertown, Conn. 
He was the proprietor of the Three Kings Painting Co. He had also been a sportswriter for the Milford Cabinet. 
Mr. Varney was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Bent-Burke Post 10 of Wilton and was an entered apprentice of the Clinton Lodge 52 F&AM of Wilton.
He attended Wilton High School. 
Besides his parents, survivors include his paternal grandparents, Edward and Alberta (Hall) Varney of Mont Vernon; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Faye (Anderson) Brown of Amherst; a brother, Brenton J. Taccardi of Watertown, Conn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Shauna (Carter) and Anthony Dixon of Winterville, N.C.; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Funeral services were held April 12 in the Merrimack Valley Baptist Church in Merrimack, followed by burial in the Laurel Hill Cemetery of Wilton. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Wilton Youth Center, PO Box 446, Wilton, NH 03086.
The Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton is in charge of arrangements.

Glenna M. Bishop
Graveside service
A graveside service will be held Saturday, May 12, at 1 p.m., at Greenlawn Cemetery, Main Street, Mont Vernon, for Glenna M. Bishop, 77, of Weston Hill Road, Mont Vernon, who died Dec. 22, 2000.

Eva E. 'Lynn' Harvey
Foster mother
Eva E. "Lynn" Harvey, 83, of 6 Market Place, Hollis, died Friday morning, April 20, 2001, at the home of her daughter in Milford, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Harvey was born July 24, 1917, in Manchester, daughter of the late Henry and Jennie (Durant) Gagnon.
Mrs. Harvey had lived in Hollis for three years until she moved to her daughter’s home about a year ago due to illness.
She was a foster mother for many years. She was an avid painter and ceramics teacher in Milford for many years. While at Market Place in Hollis, she helped the other residents by providing transportation to those who could not venture out on there own.
She was the widow of Charles Russell Harvey, who died in 1963, and Ernie Kingston, who died in 1991.
She was predeceased by a brother, Dr. Alfred Gagnon of Nashua
Survivors include a son, Russell Kenneth Harvey; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and James Clark of Milford; four grandchildren, Timothy Chapman and Mark, Michael and Chlo Creighton; seven great-grandchildren, Becky, Beth, Amber, Michael, Jeff, Heath and Krista; and two great-great-grandchildren, Riley and Logen.
A Service of Remembrance was held at The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua on April 26. The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey C. Evans officiated.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, or to Souhegan Home and Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055.

Helen L. Ring
Lifelong activist from Wilton
Helen L. Ring, 84, of Gibbons Hwy., Wilton, died April 18, 2001, in the Crestwood Healthcare Facility of Milford, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Nashua on Oct. 25, 1916, the daughter of Robert G. and Olive (Livermore) Ring, she grew up in Wilton where she attended Wilton schools, graduating in 1934. In 1936, she finished a two-year course at Nashua Business College. Becoming interested in the work of Johnson O’Connor in Boston, who pioneered in aptitude testing sometime before World War II, she moved there and went to work at O’Connor’s Human Engineering Laboratory. 
Sometime in the 1940s, she moved to Philadelphia where she worked for the American Friends Service Committee for several years.
She also took part in at least one civil rights demonstration in the 1940s, before it was fashionable, at a Philadelphia restaurant which barred "colored people."
She studied at Drexel University and later Northeastern University in Boston where she earned a degree in civil engineering in 1950.
She returned to Wilton in the late 1950s and permanently in the early 1960s to help care for her ailing parents.
While living in Wilton she was the proprietor of Helen Ring Secretarial Services and worked for many private businesses in Wilton and surrounding towns for many years.
She was a member of the First Unitarian Congregational Society of Wilton Centre and served as their secretary/treasurer for many years.
She was a member of the Wilton Historical Society and was responsible for opening the Historical Society rooms at the Wilton Public Library once a week.
She was also a member of the N.H. Peace Action Alliance.
Ms. Ring was a avid bicycle rider, and until about five years ago, frequently bicycled the three-mile route to downtown Wilton. She also enjoyed tennis, skiing and snowshoeing for many years.
After her retirement, she lived at the family homestead in Wilton until her ailment, Lou Gehrig’s disease, obliged her to move to Crestwood Nursing Home last fall.
Members of her family include her brother Minot Ring of Wilton; two sisters, Olive Thrall of Broad Brook, Conn., and Frances Ring-Bartlett of Salisbury, Mass; three nieces and one nephew.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 2 p.m., in the First Unitarian Congregational Society Church of Wilton Centre.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Unitarian Congregational Society Church Building Improvement Fund, PO Box 89, Wilton, NH 03086
The Nelson Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton, is in charge of arrangements

John H. Smith
Memorial service
There will be a service Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at the Second Congregational Church in Wilton, in memory of John H. Smith, who died April 25, 2000.
A reception in the church hall will follow the service. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society

Marie P. Stevenson
Resident of Milford and Peterborough
Marie P. Stevenson, 79, of Milford, died Sunday, April 29, 2001, at Pine Rock Manor, Warner.
She was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., on May 20, 1921, the daughter of the late Raymond F. and Ann (Sullivan) Sequine.
Mrs. Stevenson had been a resident of Milford and Peterborough for several years and formerly resided in Lakehurst and Sayreville, N.J., for more than 40 years.
She had worked as a librarian for St. Mary’s School, Perth Amboy, N.J., for 30 years and also in Lakehurst and Leisure Knoll, N.J.
Mrs. Stevenson was predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Stevenson, who died in 1995.
Family members include two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles D. and Linnea Stevenson of Greenfield; Daniel R. and Diana Stevenson of Torrence, Calif.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no services. Memorial donations may be made to the Greenfield Fire Department, Forest Road, Greenfield, NH 03047. 
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 

Morris Weisberg
Help found Networking Computer Systems, Inc.
Morris "Mike" Weisberg, 71, of Baboosic Lake Road, Amherst, died at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, on April 29, 2001, following a lingering illness.
He was born in New York City on Feb. 15, 1930, a son of the late Louis and Sabina (Katz) Weisberg. He has resided in Amherst since 1995. Before moving to Amherst he had lived in Nashua for 29 years, and prior to that in Brooklyn, N.Y.
He was graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School, and attended Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute for two years.
He was the widower of Gloria (Klein) Weisberg, who died July 10, 1994.
Mr. Weisberg was a manufacturing engineer for the former Lockheed Sanders (now BAE Systems). In 1987, he helped found Networking Computer Systems, Inc. of Nashua, now known as Expert Server Group of Bedford.
He served in the United States Naval Reserve, and was a member of the United States Naval Institute.
He was a member of Radio Relay League and a ham radio operator for more than 48 years. He was a member of Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua, and an associate of the Nashua chapter of Hadassah.
In recent years, he volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Douglas C. and Debbi Weisberg of Amherst; three grandchildren, Jacob Benjamin Weisberg, Jesse Ian Weisberg and Madelynne Gloria Weisberg, all of Amherst; two nephews, Mark G. Klein of New York City, and Richard P. Klein of East Brunswick, N.J.; and a sister-in-law, Arlene Klein of Tom’s River, N.J.
A funeral service was held May 1 at the Davis Funeral Home in Nashua. Interment will take place in Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge, N.J., today (Wednesday, May 2).
Donations in Mr. Weisberg’s memory may be made to the Nashua Chapter of Hadassah, c/o Nancy Treitel, Treasurer, 11 Ball Ave., Salem, NH 03079; or the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

Elizabeth Darling Jackson
Known for volunteer work and mission service
Elizabeth Darling Jackson, 95, a former resident of Mack Hill Road. Amherst, died May 4, 2001, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Milford.
She was born in Pawtucket, R.I., on Feb. 15, 1906, a daughter of the late Lyman Morse and Louella (Fifield) Darling, and a descendent of Dennis Darling, whose parents came to America in the 1640s.
Mrs. Jackson had been a resident of Amherst for more than 50 years,
She attended Bradford (Mass.) Preparatory School, and graduated from Randolph Macon Women’s College in Virginia.
Mrs. Jackson spent her lifetime doing volunteer work at hospitals, including Pawtucket, R.I., Overlook Hospital in Summit, N.J., and Nashua Memorial Hospital. She chaired many fund-raising drives for the Red Cross and Community Chest. She worked as a Grey Lady during the 1940s and 1950s in Pawtucket, R.I., and was active in the Souhegan Nursing Association, Milford. For many years her barn on Mack Hill Road, Amherst, was the location of wheelchairs and canes for the Souhegan Nursing Association.
In addition, she had worked in libraries in Nashua and at The American University while living in Iran.
She was a longtime member of the Congregational Church of Amherst, and while residing in Rhode Island, she was a member of the Pawtucket Congregational Church.
In 1987, Elizabeth Darling Jackson was honored by the United Church of Christ 16th General Synod in Cleveland, Ohio, for her outstanding mission service.
She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn D. Jackson Jr.; a son, Glenn D. Jackson III; and her daughter, Ann Jackson Dyson.
Family members include a son, Robert F. Jackson of Amherst; a grandson, Peter S. Jackson of Hingham, Mass.; and several cousins.
A graveside service was held May 7 in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst.
Donations in Mrs. Jackson’s memory may be made to the Waldenstrom Cancer Foundation, 2300 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 301, Sarasota, FL 34239-6226. 
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Richard David Perkins
Worked as mail carrier in Wilton
Richard David Perkins, 69, died April 27, at 15 Wood Avenue, North Andover, Mass., while visiting a friend.
He was born in Springfield, Vt. He was educated in Concord, Mass., and was a graduate of Concord High School.
Mr. Perkins was a veteran serving 10 years in the Navy, and 17 years in the Air Force. He worked in ordinance and as a mechanic in the military.
He worked as a mail carrier for the Disabled Veteran’s Association in Wilton.
He is survived by two daughters, Janet L., and her husband, Jon Michaels, of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Kathleen, and her husband, Shawn Lee, of Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Jeanne E. Santell, of Palm Bay, Fla.; and two nieces and a nephew.
Funeral services and burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
The Cataudella Funeral Home in Methuen, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Robert E. Smith
Robert E. Smith, 54, of Border St., Milford, died April 2, 2001, at the Hospice House in Merrimack.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 1 p.m., in Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of arrangements.

Sean William MacFarlane Crosby
Sean William MacFarlane Crosby, infant son of Sean William MacFarlane and Andrea Michael Crosby, died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon, on Saturday, May 12, 2001. He was born on Thursday, May 10, 2001.
In addition to his parents. Sean is survived by his maternal grandmother, Julie Ann Crosby of Amherst; his maternal great-grandparents, Ann and George Emmons of Nashua. Also, Glenn and Reta MacFarlane of Milford; his paternal great-grandparents, Reginald and Mavis McLaughlin of Anson, Maine; six aunts and uncles. Abbi, Kristi, and Brianna Crosby, all of Amherst, and Glenn Jr., Penny, and Kimberly MacFarlane, all of Milford; and numerous great-aunts, great-uncles, and cousins.
There are no visiting hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 18 in St. Patrick Parish in Nashua. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to David’s House, 461 Mount Support Road, PO Box 660, Lebanon, NH 03766-0660.
The Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, was in charge of arrangements.

Mary T. Duffy
Communicant of St. Patrick Church
Mary T. Duffy, 66, of Old Manchester Road, Amherst, died May 20, 2001, at The Community Hospice House in Merrimack.
She was born in New York City on Feb. 2, 1935, the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Margaret (Byrne) Ward.
Mrs. Duffy had been a resident of Amherst for eight years and had formerly resided in Wilton, Conn., for 14 years and North Stamford, Conn., for several years.
She was a devoted wife and loving mother.
Mrs. Duffy was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford.
Family members include her husband of 44 years, Sean A. Duffy of Amherst; a daughter and son-in-law, Megan D. and John G. Griffith III of Mont Vernon; a sister, Margaret Shaff of Amherst; a niece, Heather Shaff Beaver of Arlington, Mass.; and a nephew, Ward Tyler Shaff of Milford.
Calling hours are Wednesday, May 23, from 7-9 p.m., in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, May 24, at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford. Burial will be in Meadowview Cemetery in Amherst. 
Donations in Mrs. Duffy’s memory may be made to the Share Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055.

Muriel Evangeline Gramstorff
Memorial service held
Memorial services for Muriel Evangeline Gramstorff, 96, who died Sunday, May 13, 2001, were held May 19 in the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel.
She had been a resident of Avon Park, Fla., since 1972, coming from Malden, Mass.
Mrs. Gramstorff was a secretary for Gramstorff Brothers, Inc. Photo Finishing.
She was a former member of Zonta Club and Lions Club in Malden, Mass., and in Malden, Mass., and the Ladies Lions Club in Avon Park, Fla., and a member of Union Congregational Church.
Mrs. Gramstorff and her husband, Frank T. Gramstorff, celebrated 70 years of marriage on April 6.
She was predeceased by her son, Frank T. Gramstorff Jr., in July 2000.
In addition to her husband, she survives a daughter-in-law, Betty Gramstorff of Tewksbury, Mass.; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Congregational Church Building Fund.
The Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Susie M. Grasso
Lifelong resident of Milford
Susie M. Grasso, 93, resident of Elm Street, Milford, died Thursday, May 17, 2001, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Milford.
She was born in Milford, on June 12, 1907, a daughter of the late Dominic and Maria J. (Bontempo) Calvetti.
Mrs. Grasso was a lifelong resident of Milford. She enjoyed crafts and was well known for her beautiful crocheting. In addition, she enjoyed bingo.
She was a member of A.A.R.P. Souhegan Valley Chapter, Milford.
Mrs. Grasso was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Grasso, who died in 1970.
Family members include a son and daughter-in-law, Salvatore J. and Joanne Grasso of Portsmouth; a daughter, Carmella J. Villane of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two special friends, Jane Pratt and Elaine Pratt of Milford.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated May 22. in St. Patrick Church in Milford. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. 
Donations in Mrs. Grasso’s memory may be made to Harborside Healthcare Center-Milford, Activities Fund, c/o Samantha Carpentiere, 71 Elm St., Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

Claudia H. McNamara
Active with Burlington (Mass.) Seniors
Claudia H. McNamara, 89, passed away after a brief illness, at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington on May 18, 2001.
Mrs. McNamara was born in Lawrence, Mass., the daughter of Polish immigrants, the late Martin and Zofia Puskarczyk. She was raised and educated in Lawrence. After her marriage she made her home in Dorchester, Mass., for a brief time, saving money to build a home in Burlington. They moved into their home in Burlington in 1961.
Mrs. McNamara worked as a clerk in the accounting department of Houghton Mifflin for 10 years in the 1960s.
Over the years Mrs. McNamara was very active the affairs of Burlington Seniors. She and her husband, William, delivered for the Meals on Wheels Program. She helped the seniors with crafts and the lunch program. She was a member of both the Senior Citizens and the Council on Aging in Burlington. She was also a member of the seniors’ bowling league and participated in many of the trips and events sponsored by the seniors organizations.
She was predeceased by her brother, Henry Puskarczyk.
Mrs. McNamara is survived by her husband of 57 years, William V McNamara; a son and daughter-in-law, William V. Jr. and Kathleen, of Amherst; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sharon L. Skelton of Billerica, and Leslie and Paul Netishen of Burlington; five grandchildren, Stacey Skelton, Lorie Skelton, and Jessica, Paul and Jaclyn Netishen; and a great-grandchild.
A funeral service was held on May 21 at the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, Burlington, Mass., followed by a Mass of the Resurrection in St. Barbara Church in Woburn, Mass. Interment was private.
Contributions on memory of Mrs. McNamara may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern Mass., 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.

Martha Milligan
Lived in Milford and Brookline
Martha Milligan 83, died Thursday May 10, 2001, in Bellingham, Wash.
She was born Jan. 5,1918, in Middletown, Pa., to John H. and Rose (Miller) Shaneor.
Mrs. Milligan moved to Bellingham in 1978. She loved animals and worked as office manager for the Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital from 1979 to 1985.
Mrs. Milligan had lived in Milford and in Brookline, and was active in the Eastern Star here. She was a member of the Central Lutheran Church E.LC.A., Maple Leaf Order of Eastern Star and Puritan O.E.S.
Mrs. Milligan enjoyed reading, being with her grandchildren and taking trips through tulip fields.
She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Milligan.
Survivors include two daughters, Rosemary Ryan of Bellingham, and Judy Penny of Ohio; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A service of remembrance for Martha (Shaneor) Milligan was held in the Jerns Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Scott Brents officiating.

Lillian Joan Reardon
Daughter lives in Wilton
Lillian Joan Reardon, 70, of Metacom Manor, Bristol, formerly of Donald Drive Middletown, R.I., died Wednesday, May 16, 2001, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.
She was the wife of the late James F. Reardon.
Born in Portsmouth, R.I., on Aug. 5,1930, she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. Resendes and Mary (Raposa) Resendes.
Mrs. Reardon had worked for the Peoples Credit Union as a teller for approximately eight years until her first child was born. She then retired to raise her family.
Ms. Reardon was a member of Jesus Saviour Church in Newport, R.I.
She was a former member of Court Madona Catholic Daughters of America.
She is survived two daughters, Mary Jane Wilkinson of Portsmouth, R.I., and Patricia Ann Polson of Wilton; two sons, Sean Fitzgerald Reardon of Newport, R.I., and James Francis Reardon of Middletown, R.I.; two brothers, Raymond Resendes of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Joseph H. Resendes of Kenneth Square, Pa; a sister, Mary Jane Stewart of Gainsville, Fla.; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Her funeral was held May 19 from the Memorial Funeral Home in Newport, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at Jesus Saviour Church, Newport. Burial will be in the family grave St. Columba Cemetery in Middletown, R.I.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Suite 209; 205 Hallene Road, Warwick, R.I. 02886.

Bella Routhier
Member of Guardian Angel Parish
Bella (Goulet) Routhier, 89, a resident of St. Kieran House in Berlin, died on May 18, 2001, at her residence. She was born Jan. 17, 1912, at Wotton, P.Q., Canada, the daughter of Ovide and Emeli Goulet.
A resident of Berlin, Mrs. Routhier was a former member of Guardian Angel Parish, now know as Good Shepherd Parish.
Prior to her marriage, she had been self-employed as a baker in Magog, Quebec, at a family-owned business.
Mrs. Routhier’s husband, Rene Routhier, died Oct. 23, 1990.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Claudette and Dr. Kenneth Edwards of Amherst; two grandsons, Colin and Jason Edwards of Amherst; two sisters, Anita Dubreuil and Olivette Boisvert of Sherbrooke, P.Q., Canada; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 23, at noon, in the Fleury-Patry Funeral Chapel, 72 High St., Berlin. A calling hour will be held from 11 a.m. until the service. Interment will be at St. Anne Cemetery.

Lowell Caswell
Owned store and butcher shop in Wilton
Lowell York Caswell, 88, of Cocoa, Fla., died Sunday, May 20, 2001, at home.
He was born in Fitchburg, Mass.
Mr. Caswell the owner of a butcher shop and grocery store in Wilton for many years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served with the Medical Detachment 657th Field Auxiliary Battalion. He earned the Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, American Theater Campaign Ribbon and the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon.
Mr. Caswell was a member of Community Fellowship Church in Cocoa, VFW Post 4368, and a life member of Eastwood Sports Club.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Caswell; four children, Barbara Quinn and Bonnie Richard of Bedford, and Robert and Ronald Caswell of Wilton; two sisters, Glenda Gardener and Barbara Wilkinson; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. His extended family includes a son, Harry, and daughter, Margaret, and five grandchildren; and his caregivers Otis and Zelma Trotter.
Inumment will be at Florida Memorial Gardens.
The Florida Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

E. Irene Fairbanks
E. Irene Fairbanks, 90, of St. Petersburg Beach, Fla., formerly of Herrick Street, Merrimack, died May 19, 2001, in a Florida nursing home, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Fairbanks was born Jan. 25, 1911, in Milford, daughter of the late Ernest A. and Grace (Foster) Read.
She was the widow of Clarence Whitten and Donald Fairbanks.
Mrs. Fairbanks worked at Agnes’ Beauty Salon in Nashua before retirement.
She was a life member of Horsepond Fish & Game in Nashua, serving on the board of directors for 18 years and as financial secretary.
Mrs. Fairbanks was predeceased by a brother, Harvey Read; and a sister, Ruth Kashulines.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Donna Follansbee of Chesapeake, Va.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Shirley Jolly of Waukegan, Ill. and Carolyn and Bruce Tucker Sr. of Merrimack; a sister, Dorothy Parker of Goffstown; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack is in charge of arrangements.


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