|Constance J. Brunelle
Worked as an cleaner for commerical offices
Constance J. Brunelle, 68, of Windsor Drive, Amherst, died Oct. 3,
2001, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
Mrs. Brunelle was born June 23, 1933, in Nashua, daughter of the late
Romeo and Yvette (Pare) Thibodeau.
She worked as an office cleaner for many commercial offices.
She was predeceased by a brother, Leonard Thibodeau.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Jane Brunelle
of Amherst; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Carole and Glenn Clark
of Amherst, Jane and Craig Wilson of New Boston, Susan and Michael Waldo
of Warner Robins, Ga., and Deborah Bellou of Manchester; and two brothers
and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Carol Anne Thibodeau of Amherst, and George
and Patricia Thibodeau of Merrimack; eight grandchildren, many nieces and
nephews, several aunts and uncles, and many cousins.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire in Manchester was in charge
Olive V. Bullard
Former Amherst postal clerk
Olive V. Bullard, 90, of Bullard Drive, Lyndeborough, died Oct. 23,
2001, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Mrs. Bullard was born June 13, 1911, in New Boston, daughter of the
late Arthur and Arvilla (Fiske) Hill. She was educated in the Amherst schools
and graduated in 1928.
Mrs. Bullard worked as a postal clerk at the Amherst Post Office for
20 years. She was a past matron and a 50-year member of Puritan-Charity-Themis-Atlantic
Chapter 29 Order of Eastern Star and a charter member of the Dogwood Reservation
Mrs. Bullard was the widow of Earl Bullard, who died in 1963. She was
also predeceased by a brother, Charles Bryant.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Earl and Lois Bullard
of Lyndeborough; three daughters and sons-in-law, Pauline O. and Clayton
Brown, Margaret A. and James McEntee and Carolyn J. and Charles Yerger,
all of Lyndeborough; four sisters, Arline Grassett of Amherst, Dorothy
Coleman of Chino Valley, Ariz., Jane Locicero of Nashua and Cynthia Byrd
of Milford; an aunt, Charlotte Smith of New Boston; 13 grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Oct. 27 in South Cemetery, Lyndeborough.
Donations in her memory may made to the Lyndeborough Fire Department,
Forest Road, Lyndeborough, NH 03082.
The Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of arrangements.
Aline Cutter Farr
Graduate of Peterborough High School, Class of 1929
Aline Cutter Farr, 89, of Manchester, formerly of Greenfield, died
Thursday morning at Northwood-Harborside Nursing Home in Bedford. She was
one of seven children born at the Cutter family homestead on Winter Street
in Peterborough on Jan. 7, 1912, the daughter of Grace H. (Sheldon) and
Orlo Cutter and lived in Waltham, Mass., Reeds Ferry, Nashua and Greenfield
before moving to Manchester in 1994.
Mrs. Farr was raised in Peterborough and graduated valedictorian from
Peterborough High School, class of 1929. She was a past president of the
Waltham (Mass.) Womens Club, past president of DeMolay Mothers Club and
served as a Boy Scout den mother
She leaves her husband of 68 years, Clarence W. Farr of Manchester;
2 sons, Robert C. Farr of Manchester and Richard S. Farr of Fremont, Calif.;
8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; a sister, Florence M. Hussey of
Wilton; a brother, Howard C. Cutter of Keene; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 29 at Jellison Funeral Home in Peterborough.
The Rev. Daniel Osgood, pastor of Union Congregational Church of Greenfield
officiated. Burial followed in Pine Hill Cemetery, Peterborough.
Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 27
Harvey Road, Bedford, NH 03110.
Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord St., Peterborough was in charge of
Raymond A. Gagne
Worked locally as a painter
Raymond A. Gagne, 64, of Hudson, formerly of Lowell, Mass., died Oct.
23, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Gagne was born June 24, 1937, in Lowell, son of Raymond and Rose
Mr. Gagne was educated in the Lowell schools. He had been employed
as a painter before his retirement.
He was predeceased by a brother, Paul Gagne.
Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, Raymond and Tammy
Gagne, Louis Gagne and Robert Gagne, all of Hudson; five daughters and
two sons-in-law, Darlene and Kevin Clifford of Florida and Jeannette Park,
Eileen and Timothy Bellerose, Linda Hebert and Ruth Carr, all of Lowell;
four brothers and three sisters-in-law, Roger Gagne of Milford, Robert
and Priscilla Gagne of Nashua, Henry and Dora Gagne of Hudson and Donald
and Electa Gagne of Milford; a niece, Donna Ferguson of Tyngsborough, Mass.;
24 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral was held Oct. 27 from the funeral home, followed by a Funeral
Mass in Sacred Heart Church, Lowell, followed by interment in St. Joseph
The Dracut Funeral Home in Dracut, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.
Helen H. Harmon
Worked for Hitchiner Manufacturing in Milford
Helen H. Harmon, 72, of Milford, died Oct. 22, 2001, at the Community
Hospice House in Merrimack after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Ms. Harmon was born July 7, 1929, in East Machias, Maine, daughter
of Alfred and Dorothy (Hall) Holmes.
She worked as an assembler for Hitchiner Manufacturing in Milford for
29 years. She also worked for Wal-Mart in Amherst for several years after
Survivors include four daughters, Kelly Harmon of Wilton, and Sheila
Pelletier, Cheryl Reed and Kim Sawyer, all of New Ipswich; two brothers,
Raymond Holmes of Wilton and Lawrence Holmes of Manchester; two sisters,
Isabelle Look of Jonesboro, Maine, and Betty Reynolds of Whitneyville,
Maine; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire in Manchester is in charge of
Gordon D. Hart
Owned and operated excavation business
Gordon D. Hart, 54, of New Boston, died Oct. 25, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Hart was born June 28, 1947, in Nashua, son of the late William
A. and Doris F. (Hanson) Hart.
He had been a resident of New Boston for the past two years and had
formerly resided in Milford for many years.
Mr. Hart had recently been employed by Thibeault Construction of Manchester.
Previously, Mr. Hart owned and operated G&M Excavation for many years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Vietnam.
He was a member of Ricciardi-Hartshorn Post 23, American Legion and
Harley Sanford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4368, Milford.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle L. and Michael
Guay of Greenfield; two granddaughters, Haylee Guay and Taylor Guay, both
of Greenfield; two brothers, Arthur Hart of Amherst and Albert Hart of
Milford; two sisters, Gloria Bois of North Carolina and Theresa Paradise
of Merrimack; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial visiting hours are Friday, Nov. 2, from 6-8 p.m., at The Smith
& Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. Burial will be Saturday
at 9 a.m. in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst.
Donations in his memory may be made to Harley Sanford Post #4368 VFW,
1 Perkins St., Milford, NH 03055.
William A. Medlyn
Former owner, operator of Medlyn Monument Co.
William A. Medlyn, 77, a Milford native and longtime businessman, died
Oct. 22, 2001, in Melbourne, Fla.
Mr. Medlyn was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Milford, son of Joseph Ernest
and Lucy (Moyle) Medlyn. He resided in Melbourne, Fla., during the winter
and spent summers at Deering Lake in New Hampshire.
He was the husband of Pearl (Tenney) Medlyn, to whom he had been married
for 54 years.
He was a 1942 graduate of Milford High School.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in England, France,
Belgium and Germany. He attained the rank of staff sergeant and served
as mess sergeant for the 656th Tank Destroyer Battalion.
In 1946, Mr. Medlyn worked with his father at Medlyn Monument Co. in
Milford and also as a tool and die maker for Abbott Machine and Peterborough
Ball Bearings in New Hampshire. In 1958, he became the owner and operator
of Medlyn Monument Co. until he retired in 1982.
Mr. Medlyn was a member of American Legion Post 23 and Veterans of
Foreign Wars Post 4368 in Milford. He was an avid ballplayer and fisherman
in his younger years and in later years enjoyed golfing and bowling.
Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law,
Richard and Barbara Medlyn of Milford, and David and Wanda Medlyn of Fort
Smith, Ark.; five grandchildren, Nicole and Adam Medlyn of Milford, and
Bruce, William and James Medlyn of Fort Smith, Ark., and a sister, Clara
M. Kendall of Hernando Beach, Fla., and Deering Lake.
There are no services. Cremation is private. Contributions in Mr. Medlyn’s
memory may be made to the Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice, PO Box 560965, Rockledge,
The South Brevard Funeral Home, Melbourne, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.
Harvey D. Perreault
Communicant of St. Patrick Church in Pelham
Harvey D. Perreault, 73, of Deltona, Fla., died Oct. 26, 2001, in Amherst.
Mr. Perreault was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Lowell, Mass., son of the
late Harvey A. and Irene (Bourgeois) Perreault. He was a resident of Pelham
for many years before moving to Deltona.
He was the husband of Annette (Sawyer) Perreault. They celebrated their
49th wedding anniversary earlier this year.
Mr. Perreault attended schools in Dracut, Mass., and Pelham.
Before retiring, Mr. Perreault was the owner of the Boston Fish Market
He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Pelham.
He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Perreault.
In addition to his wife, survivors including a son, David Perreault
of Pelham; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle Perreault-Riley and Steven
Riley of Amherst; two grandsons, Ernest Sullivan II and Patrick J. Sullivan;
a granddaughter, Nicole A. Sullivan; a sister-in-law, Jeannette (Straughn)
Perreault of Andover, Mass.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lorraine
and William McAree, of Andover, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services took place at The Pelham Funeral Home, Pelham on Oct.
30. A Funeral Mass followed at St. Patrick Church. Burial was in the Gibson
Memorial contributions can be made to the Home, Health and Hospice
Care, 22 Prospect St. Nashua, NH 03060, or to the American Cancer Society,
20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
Betty J. Scales
Owned Printwell Copy Shop in Dracut, Mass.
Betty Jane (Witham) Scales, 60, of Hollis, died Oct. 26, 2001, at Community
Hospice House in Merrimack after a battle with cancer.
Mrs. Scales was born Nov. 20, 1940, in Portsmouth, daughter of the
late Walter I. and Frances (Butler) Witham. She was a resident of Hollis
for the past 25 years, and had previously lived in Hampton and Stratham.
She was the wife of Samuel W. Scales of Hollis, to whom she had been
married for 38 years.
Mrs. Scales had worked for Sears for many years before she opened her
own business, Printwell Copy Shop in Dracut, Mass., where she worked 17
years until her retirement last year.
She enjoyed traveling and sailing.
Mrs. Scales attended Exeter schools and was a 1959 graduate of Exeter
Besides her husband, survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law,
Richard Scales and his friend, Susan, of Waltham, Mass., and Brian and
Jennifer Scales of Merrimack; a grandson, Eric Scales of Milford; a brother
and sister-in-law, Walter R. and Janice Witham of Portsmouth; a sister
and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Robert Fisher of Eliot, Maine; two brothers-in
law and two sisters-in-law, Albert and Paula Scales of Merrimack and Cornelius
and Sylvia Moynahan of Eliot; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service in her honor will be held today (Wednesday, Oct.
31), at 11 a.m., in The Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street in Nashua.
Interment will be private.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Community
Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054; American Cancer
Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham,
MA 01701; or American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal Street, Manchester,
Richard J. Sharkey
Enjoyed music and fishing
Richard James “Arjay” Sharkey, 34, of Nashua, died Oct. 26, 2001, peacefully
at his home after a brief illness.
Mr. Sharkey was born Sept. 26, 1967, in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of Kathleen
(Irr) Sharkey of Milford and Richard L. Sharkey of Wilton.
He moved from Ohio in 1978 to Piermont. He had resided in Nashua for
the past 15 years with his close friend, companion and loving care provider,
Roger E. Brunelle.
He was a strong-willed and resilient young man, and despite his many
difficulties and hardships, he loved life to the fullest and gave joy to
Mr. Sharkey took part in many daily activities with his close friends
at The Nashua Center for the Multiply Handicapped and at Jobs, Etc., in
Nashua. He was also a lifetime member of the Club Social in Nashua.
He enjoyed listening to music, participated in many social activities
and outings and liked to fish. He was also a sports enthusiast and loved
the New England Patriots.
In addition to his parents and his close friend and companion Roger
Brunelle, survivors include a stepmother, Rosa Maria Sharkey of Wilton;
a sister, Erin A. Sharkey; a brother, Patrick J. Sharkey, both of Milford;
a maternal grandmother, Elizabeth “Betty” Irr of Pittsburgh, Pa.; two aunts;
an uncle; and four cousins.
The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.
Leona I. Grettler
Worked as a teacher for 19 years
Leona Isabel (Chartley) Grettler, 93, of the Mont Vernon Inn, Mont
Vernon, formerly of Nashua, died Oct. 22, 2001, at Southern New Hampshire
Medical Center in Nashua.
Mrs. Grettler was born June 20, 1908, in North East, Pa., daughter
of the late Leon Chartley and the late Myrna (Rider) Chartley Petitpierre.
She had been a resident of Mont Vernon for the past few months after living
more than seven years in Nashua. She had previously resided in Erie, Pa.
She was the widow of Merle V. Grettler, who died in January 1994.
Mrs. Grettler worked as a teacher for 19 years before her retirement
in 1970 in the Millcreek Township School District in Erie and in the Girard
and Edinboro, Pa., school districts. She also owned and operated various
farms in the Erie and Girard area, including the Butternut Knoll Dairy
Farm in Girard.
She was a member of the Erie County Retired Teachers Association, and
she enjoyed reading and gardening.
Mrs. Grettler had been a longtime member of Weis Library United Methodist
Church in Fairview, Pa.
She attended Academy High School in Erie and Edinboro College in Edinboro,
where she received a bachelor’s degree.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Cecil Chartley and Thorald Chartley.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Tom Brooks of
Nashua; two grandsons, Christopher T. Brooks and his wife, Melanie, and
Nicholas A. Brooks, all of Nashua; a great-grandson, William M. Brooks,
of Nashua; and two nieces and a nephew.
The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.
Helen G. Marsh
Lived in Nashua, Milford and Lee
Helen G. Marsh, 72, of Lee, formerly of Nashua and Milford, died Friday,
Oct. 19, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. Marsh was born April 29, 1929, in Malden, Mass., daughter of Edmund
and Christine (Copeland) Muise. She was a longtime resident of Cambridge,
Mass., and had also lived in Nashua and Milford before moving to Lee.
She was the widow of Robert Harris Marsh, who died Aug. 4, 1997. The
couple married Nov. 14, 1953, in Nashua.
Mrs. Marsh was predeceased by a sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor
and James Lynch of Derry.
Members of her family include a son and daughter-in-law, Scott A. and
Melanie Marsh of Nottingham; five daughters and three sons-in-law, Sharon
and Joseph Sciarappa of Somerville, Mass., Donna and Paul Noerpel of Brockton,
Mass., Carolan and Bill Hunter of Munich, Germany; a brother, Donald Muise
of Kittery, Maine; a sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Benny Huszti
of Peabody, Mass.; 11 grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Service of Remembrance will be held in The Farwell Funeral Home,
Nashua, on Oct. 26. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Robert
Ervin of Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Dover officiated.
Donald L. Williamson
Active in youth hockey
Donald L. Williamson, 68, of Goffstown, died Nov. 5, 2001, at his home
surrounded by family after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Mr. Williamson was born Aug. 28, 1933, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada,
son of Lawrence and Aurian (Vezina) Williamson. He grew up in Pembroke,
Ontario, and was a Bedford resident for 33 years.
He was the husband of Joan (Thomas) Williamson, his loving wife of
Mr. Williamson was employed by Lockheed Sanders in Nashua from 1980
until his retirement in 1995.
After moving to New Hampshire, Mr. Williamson helped start and was
a co-captain of the Manchester Tam O’Shanters hockey team. He was also
very active in fostering youth hockey in the Manchester area. In the 1970s,
he co-owned and operated Souhegan Skating Center in Merrimack. He was instrumental
in founding the Granite State Hockey League. He spent nearly two decades
coaching his sons and other area youth, winning numerous state and regional
championships with the Manchester Flames and leading his teams to national
Mr. Williamson loved reading, music and traveling with his wife. He
also enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren at his summer
home on Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham.
He was a parishioner of St. Patrick Church in Manchester.
He graduated in 1957 from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., and
was a standout member of the 1956 undefeated Clarkson hockey team.
Besides his wife, survivors include five sons, Robert F. Williamson
of Concord, Donald J. Williamson of Falls Church, Va., Michael E. Williamson
and Stephen J. Williamson, both of Manchester, and Thomas L. Williamson
of Portsmouth; two daughters and sons-in-law, Terese and Jonathan Rheault
of Deering and Patricia and Andrew Bonefant of Tuftonboro; 16 grandchildren;
and nephews, nieces and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 9 in St. Patrick
Church. Burial followed in Mt. Calvary cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Visiting Nurse, Home Health Care,
1850 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104.
Charles G. Andersen
Engineer for 43 years
Charles G. Andersen, 85, of Denver, Pa., died Nov. 9, 2001, in Ephrata
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of Martin 0. and Marie (Nielsen)
Andersen. He moved to the Denver area 20 years ago.
In 1935, he graduated from Erasmus Hall, Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1939, he
graduated from Rensselaer Polytech Institute, Troy, N.Y.
Before retiring in 1981, Mr. Andersen worked 43 years as an engineer
for Sperry Gyroscope, Lake Success, N.Y.
Mr. Andersen was a member of Schoeneck Lions Club, serving as treasurer.
He was a member of Swamp United Church of Christ, serving on many committees.
Mr. Andersen enjoyed reading, bowling, golf and his family.
Family members include his wife of 60 years, Gertrude (Dimmick) Andersen
of Durham; a son, Robert A. Andersen of Nantucket, Mass.; three daughters,
Barbara Nicholas of Denver, Verna Labrador of Ridge, N.Y., and Patricia
Lambert of Bedford; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a
Memorial donations may be made to Swamp United Church of Christ Building
Fund, 390 Swamp Church Road, Reinholds, PA 17569.
Mary V. Evans
Taught many years in Manchester schools
Mary Virginia Evans, 77, of Manchester, died Nov. 10, 2001, in a Manchester
nursing home after a period of failing health.
Mrs. Evans was born in Manchester on June 30, 1924, daughter of Robert
and Delia (Collins) Bonner, and was a lifelong resident.
She was a graduate of Manchester West High School and a graduate of
Mount St. Mary College in 1946. She also attended Boston University, where
she took courses in advanced education.
She was a teacher at Manchester Memorial High School for 22 years,
retiring in 1989. Prior to that, she had taught at Bishop Bradley High
School in Manchester and also taught in the Charleston school system.
She was a longtime communicant of St. Pius X Church. She was a member
of the New Hampshire Retired Teachers Association and had served as president
for two terms.
She was also a member of the Toastmistress Club of Manchester and a
member of the National Education Association. She had been very active
in Republican political organizations and had been very active in Ronald
Reagan’s presidential campaign. She loved books and was an avid reader.
Family members include her husband, Richard L. Evans of Manchester;
a son, Thomas M. Evans of Indian Trails, N.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Brian
M. (Pamela J.) Hanson of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Patricia Ann Evans of
Pendleton, S.C.; a grandson; a brother, William Bonner of Bedford and Florida.
The funeral liturgy was celebrated Nov. 14 in St. Pius X Church in
Manchester. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Manchester.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater
New Hampshire Chapter, PO Box 207, Concord, 03301.
Paul E. St. Gelais
Worked many years for Bee Bee Shoe Co.
Paul E. St. Gelais, 66, died Nov. 7, 2001, in his home after a sudden
Born in Manchester on Dec. 20, 1934, he was the son of Leopold and
Diana (Carrier) St. Gelais. He was a lifelong Manchester resident.
Mr. St. Gelais worked many years for Bee Bee Shoe Co.
He was a communicant of St. Anthony Church.
Family members include a sister, Theresa C. St. Gelais of Manchester;
three brothers, Laurent E. St. Gelais of Manchester, Raymond N. St. Gelais
of Bedford, and Robert A. St. Gelais of Miami, Fla.; and nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 10 in St. Anthony Church.
After cremation, urn burial will be in St. Augustin Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association 20
Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, NH 03101-2244.
The Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory in Manchester was in charge
Victoria T. Hennessey
Communicant of St. Elizabeth Seton Church
Victoria T. Hennessey, 79, died Nov. 4, 2001, in her daughter’s home
Born in Scranton, Pa., on March 9, 1922, she was the daughter of Victor
J. and Stella B. (Zielinski) Janeski. She lived for a time in Georgetown,
Before retiring, Mrs. Hennessey worked 27 years for Perkins Elmer Corp.,
She was a communicant of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Bedford.
Mrs. Hennessey enjoyed baseball.
She was married to Howard F. Hennessey, who died in 1998. In addition,
she was predeceased by a daughter, Kathleen Hennessey.
Family members include two sons, Howard F. Hennessey of Thomasviile,
Ga., and Michael D. Hennessey of Mansfield, Ohio; a daughter, Patricia
Shoals of Bedford; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a sister,
Irene Lishock of Ocala, Fla.; a brother, Leonard Janeski of Scranton; and
nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 10 in Sacred Heart Church,
Georgetown, Conn. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield, Conn.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of
Manchester and Southern New Hampshire Inc., Hospice Unit, 1850 Elm St.,
Cain & Janosz Funeral Home, 74 Brook St., Manchester, was in charge
Delia M. Jolicoeur
Worked for local shoe companies
Della M. Jolicoeur, 89, died Nov. 6, 2001, in Catholic Medical Center,
Manchester, after a brief illness.
Born in Rollinsford on May 24, 1912, she was the daughter of Alphonse
and Darilda (Toussaint) Jolicoeur. She lived many years in Bedford.
Before retiring, Miss Jolicoeur worked for J.F. McElwain Shoe Co. and
Dorsen Fleisher Shoe Co.
Family members include nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 10 in Sacred Heart Church.
Burial will be in New Town Cemetery, Rollinsford.
The J.N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home in Manchester was in charge
Charles F. Onasch
Served in World War II as pilot in India and Burma
Charles Ferris Onasch, 82, of Francestown, died Nov. 8, 2001, at Pheasantwood/Harborside
Mr. Onasch was born in New York City on Aug. 28, 1919, the son of Mary
Elizabeth (Ferris) and Charles F. Onasch. He was a captain in the Army
Air Corps during World War II, serving as a pilot for four years in India
He was a pilot who flew over the Himalayas delivering fuel.
He moved to Francestown 29 years ago from Fort Washington, Pa. He had
also lived in Cold Spring, N.Y., Poundridge, N.Y., and Coolidge, Ariz.
In Coolidge, he served as editor and publisher of the County newspaper
of Coolidge. He also served as an advertising executive at McGraw-Hill
for 37 years.
In Francestown, he served on the planning and ZBA boards, the recreation
committee, the budget committee, and the advisory committee to the selectmen.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Elin (Feldhusen) Onasch.
Family members include his wife, Olga (Jenkins) of Francestown; a son,
Dr. Charles M. Onasch of Bowling Green, Ohio; a daughter, Karel Hawthorne
of Bedford Hills, N.Y.; three stepchildren, Jessica Price of Haverhill,
Mass., Lynne Callahan of Swampscott, Mass., and Paul Price of Plaistow;
11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral was held Nov. 10 at Jellison Funeral Home in Peterborough.
The Rev. Lewis S. Stone, rector of All Saints Parish, officiated. Burial
will be in Francestown Cemetery 3.
Memorial donations may be made to the Francestown Meeting House, Francestown,
Dr. Jerome K. Walker
Oral surgeon in Manchester
Dr. Jerome K. Walker, 75, died Nov. 5, 2001.
Born in Milwaukee, Wis., he was the son of Frederick and Rosemary (Kubley)
Walker. He resided in Manchester and on his farm in Bedford before moving
to Newfields eight years ago.
Dr. Walker entered the University of Wisconsin in 1943 and left in
1944 to join the U.S. Navy. Upon leaving the service, he completed his
undergraduate education at Marquette University and came to New England
in 1949. He graduated from Harvard Dental School in 1953 and Harvard Medical
School in 1956. He practiced in the greater Boston area until moving to
New Hampshire in 1959, where he set up a private oral surgery practice
in Manchester, from which he retired in 1989.
Dr. Walker was a member of the New Hampshire and Massachusetts dental
societies and the New England Oral Surgery Society.
He was predeceased by two sons, Ronald Walker and Jeffrey Walker.
Family members include his wife of 19 years, Patricia L. Walker; two
sons, Kenneth Walker of Bedford, and Jeremy Walker of Manchester; seven
daughters, Patricia Walker of Menlo Park, Calif., Constance Thomas and
Deborah Auger, both of Bedford, Kathleen Filion of Hooksett, Valerie Fisher
of Goffstown, Theresa Huard of Rockford, Mich., and Christine Lagasse of
Manchester; a stepson, Eric S. Grant of Cumberland, Maine; 23 grandchildren;
a niece and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Seacoast Hospice, 10 Hampton Road,
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.
Mona J. Boyer
Once served as president of the Junior Red Cross
Mona J. Boyer, 69, of Sycamore Road, Milford, formerly of Nashua, died
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Maple Leaf Nursing Home in Manchester after
a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Boyer was born March 20, 1932, in Nashua, daughter of the late
Robert and Evelyn (Asselin) Beach. Mrs. Boyer lived on Seminole Drive in
Nashua for many years before moving to Milford 16 years ago.
She was the widow of Donald R. Boyer, who died Feb. 26, 1985. They
were married July 19, 1952.
Mrs. Boyer was a homemaker and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.
She enjoyed needlepoint embroidery and served as president of the Junior
Red Cross during her high school years.
She was a 1950 graduate of Nashua High School and earned an associate
degree from former Nashua Business College. She also took courses at Rivier
College in Nashua.
She was predeceased by a sister, Roberta P. Cote, who died April 7,
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn L. and Donald L.
Biathrow of Milford; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Steven M. and Doreen
Boyer of Laconia, and Karl J. Boyer of Nashua; six grandchildren, Evelyn
Biathrow and her fiancé, James Randall Chadwick, and Jonathan Biathrow,
all of Milford, Amanda and Sarah Boyer of Laconia, and Malia and Samantha
Boyer of Tacoma, Wash.; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews
and many cousins.
The funeral service will be held in The Farwell Funeral Home in Nashua
today (Wednesday, Nov. 14) at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Shoushan M. Salibian
will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson.
Isabell M. Conrad
Lived in Wilton for 50 years
Isabell M. Conrad, 76, of Burton Highway, Wilton, died Saturday, Nov.
10, 2001, at home after a lengthy illness
Born in Pepperell, Mass., March 3,1925, she was the daughter of the
late George H. and Mazie (Boulia) Williams. She lived in Wilton for the
past 50 years. She was a 1943 graduate of Pepperell High School.
Mrs. Conrad had been employed as a secretary by Abbott Machine for
many years and had been a tax collector in Wilton for several years.
Members of her family include her husband of 53 years, Edward N. Conrad,
of Wilton; two sons, Edward ‘Ted’ Conrad of Mechanicsville, Va., and Thomas
M. Conrad of Orleans, Mass.; two daughters, Susan Wolff and Mrs. James
(Linda) Koppios both of Flagstaff, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren;
a sister, Doris Starkie of Pepperell, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews
Private services will be held at the Nelson Funeral Home, 32 Maple
Street, Wilton. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wilton.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Wilton/Lyndeborough/Temple
EMS, PO Box 584, Wilton, NH 03086.
Edward L. White
Served in the Philippines in World War II
On Nov. 5, 2001, Edward L. White Sr., 76, joined his beloved wife,
Rita A. White, in everlasting life. He is survived by three children, a
son, Edward White Jr. of Greenville; and two daughters, Cherilyn Taylor
and Karen Lockwood, both of Milford; and a son-in-law, Keith Taylor of
Greenfield. He has eight grandchildren, Jennifer Mailloux of Wilton; Laura
McMahon of Milford; Robert White of Greenville; Richard White of New Ipswich;
and Michael, Christopher and Brendon Lockwood and Karen Taylor, all of
Milford. His great-grandchildren, Dylan-Michael Mailloux of Wilton, and
Ryan Fitzpatrick of Milford, will miss him.
Services were held at the Sacred Heart Church in Greenville. He was
buried next to his wife, Rita, in Greenville.
Mr. White was born in Lebanon on Sept. 20, 1925, the son of Andrew
and Helena (Bougie) White. He was raised in Lebanon, and lived a period
of time in Keene, and the past 25 years in Greenville.
He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II, having served in the Philippines.
Mr. White was employed as a textile supervisor for many years, retiring
from Fitchburg Woolen Mills in 1987.
He was a member of the LeClair-Caron-Pelletier American Legion of Greenville.
Donations in his name may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society,
15 High Street, Greenville, NH 03048.
The Fournier Funeral Home in Greenville, was in charge of arrangements.