|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 Teacherís College, Plymouth.
She was a member of Puritan-Charity-Themis Chapter 29, Order of Eastern
Mrs. Kittridge was an elementary school teacher in Amherst and Brookline.
At one time, Mrs. Kittridge was in charge of the Head Start Program
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
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
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
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 Donís
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
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
Funeral services were held April 12 in the Merrimack Valley Baptist
Church in Merrimack, followed by burial in the Laurel Hill Cemetery of
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
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
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
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 daughterís 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 OíConnor in Boston,
who pioneered in aptitude testing sometime before World War II, she moved
there and went to work at OíConnorís 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
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
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 Gehrigís 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
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. Maryís 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
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.
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 Tomís 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. Weisbergís 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 Womenís 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
In 1987, Elizabeth Darling Jackson was honored by the United Church
of Christ 16th General Synod in Cleveland, Ohio, for her outstanding mission
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. Jacksonís 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 Veteranís Association
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
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 Davidís 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
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. Duffyís 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
Mrs. Gramstorff was a secretary for Gramstorff Brothers, Inc. Photo
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
Memorial contributions may be made to the Union Congregational Church
The Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, Fla., was in charge
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
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. Grassoís 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 seniorsí 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 Alzheimerís
Association of Eastern Mass., 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.
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)
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,
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,
Memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Suite 209; 205 Hallene Road, Warwick, R.I. 02886.
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. Routhierís 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.
Owned store and butcher shop in Wilton
Lowell York Caswell, 88, of Cocoa, Fla., died Sunday, May 20, 2001,
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 Agnesí 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,
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.