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Leontina E. Adams
Communicant of St. Patrick Church
Leontina E. “Tina” Adams, 85, of Nashua Street, Milford, died Nov. 15, 2001, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
Mrs. Adams was born Dec. 26, 1915, in Milford, daughter of the late Eugenia and Caroline (Beverina) Bernasconi. She was a lifelong resident of Milford.
She was the wife of Norman K. Adams of Milford, to whom she had been married for 62 years.
Mrs. Adams was an avid horse-racing fan, and a loving and devoted wife.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Milford.
Besides her husband, survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Nov. 19 in the Smith & Heald Funeral home, Milford, followed by burial in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Memorial donations may be made to the Share Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055.

Helen ‘Donna’ Case
Worked at Norton Co. in Milford for 18 years
Helen “Donna” Case, 65, of 41B Joslin Road, Milford, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2001, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood in Milford after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Mrs. Case was born March 9, 1936, in Homer, Mich., daughter of the late Laurel and Eunice (Fast) Poling. She had been a resident of Milford for the past 40 years.
She was the wife of Eugene F. Case Sr. of Milford, to whom she had been married for 47 years.
Mrs. Case was employed at Norton Co. in Milford for 18 years.
She was a member of Custos Morum Rebekah Lodge 23 in Milford.
Mrs. Case was predeceased by a sister, Dolores Case.
Besides her husband, survivors include three sons and three daughters-in-law, Eugene Jr. and Kim Case of Milford, Henry and Anita Case of Orlando, Fla., and Douglas and Becky Case of New Ipswich; five daughters and five sons-in-law, Pamela and Carl Worcester of Temple, Debra and Daniel Ledoux of Bennington, Shirley and Robert Moge of Amherst, Lynn and Maurice Vaillancourt of New Ipswich and Betty and Edward Rodimon of Milford; two brothers, Lavern Poling of Chicago, Ill., and Ronald Poling of Plano, Texas; six sisters, Joyce Crofton of Battle Creek, Mich., Barbara Simpkins of Vicksburg, Mich., Marlene Riggle of Cynthiana, Ky., Karen Nostrandt of Middleton, Mich., Patricia Slonoecker of California and Kathleen Rodgers of Dowling, Mich.; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
The Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald A. Dingee
Worked for Ranor Inc. in Westminster, Mass.
Ronald A. Dingee, 56, of Greenville, died Nov. 13, 2001, at Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough after a brief illness.
Mr. Dingee was born Sept. 19, 1945, in Fitchburg, Mass., son of the late Albert H. and Virginia (Walker) Dingee. He lived in Greenville for the past 12 years, having moved there from Lunenburg, Mass.
He was the husband of Pauline (Boucher) Dingee of Greenville.
Mr. Dingee worked as a machinist for Ranor Inc. in Westminster, Mass., for many years.
He was a 1963 graduate of Ashby High School in Ashby, Mass.
Besides his wife, survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Michael Regan and Deborah and Andrew Johns, both of Fitchburg, Mass.; a step-daughter, Charlotte Nunes of Manchester; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Ashby, Mass., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Northern NE Chapter, 6 Chenell Drive, Concord, NH 03301.
The Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton is in charge of arrangements.

Dale S. Dubois
Clerk for Bell Atlantic
Dale S. (Hovey) Dubois, 51, of Manchester, died Nov. 15, 2001, in a local hospital.
She was born March 1, 1950, in Manchester, the daughter of Ronald and Virginia (Braley) Hovey.
She had been a clerk for Bell Atlantic until her retirement in 1998.
She had been a lifelong resident of Manchester and a member of First Congregational Church of Manchester.
She loved her dog, Brie, enjoyed time spent with family and friends and felt at peace whenever she visited the beach.
The family includes a daughter, Amy Dubois of Manchester; two sisters, Barbara Bissonnette of Bedford and Bonnie Morin of Savannah, Ga.; two brothers, David Hovey of Manchester and James Hovey of Goffstown; three nieces and three nephews.
A memorial service was held Nov. 19 at the Goodwin Funeral Home in Manchester. The Rev. Christopher J. Emerson, senior minister of First Congregational church, officiated. Inurnment followed in Bedford Center Cemetery.

Ronald R. Duchesne
Coached soccer and baseball for MCAA
Ronald R. Duchesne, 47, of Bales Hill Road, Wilton, died Nov. 18, 2001, at the Milford Medical Center in Milford.
Mr. Duchesne was born Nov. 13, 1954, in Lowell, Mass., son of the late Robert C. and Patricia M. (Rogers) Duchesne. He moved to Wilton 10 years ago, after residing in Milford and Mont Vernon for several years.
He was employed as a maintenance engineer for the Mont Vernon Village School for 11 years.
Mr. Duchesne had been active in Ricciardi Hartshorn Post 23, American Legion, and was a member of Bent Burke Post 10, American Legion, in Wilton. He was a caller at bingo and was active in many of the children’s programs and activities through the American Legion. For many years, he was involved with the Toys for Tots program.
Mr. Duchesne coached soccer and baseball for the Milford Community Athletic Association. He was instrumental in organizing and cooking for the awards banquet, held every spring.
He served in the Vermont National Guard.
Survivors include two sons, Matthew R. Duchesne of Milford and Erik H. Duchesne of Hollis; a daughter, Tara J. Houle of Goffstown; two grandchildren, Lindsey M. Houle of Goffstown and Jared Duchesne of Milford; two brothers, Michael Duchesne of Connecticut and Raymond Duchesne of Milford; a sister, Katherine Duchesne of Milford; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial donations may be made to the Share Program. PO box 27, Milford, NH 03055, or Toys for Tots, United States Marine Corps, Armed Forces Reserve Center, 64 Harvey Road, Suite 107, Londonderry, NH 03053, Attn: Sgt. Rockwell.
The Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred L. English
Worked at Sears Roebuck in Nashua
Mildred Louise (Putnam) English, 85, of Nashua, died Nov. 11, 2001, at her home.
Mrs. English was born Sept. 18, 1916, in Kings Mountain, N.C., daughter of the late Wade H. and Mildred (Goforth) Putnam. She had been a resident of Nashua since 1945.
She was the widow of William M. English Sr., who died Sept. 3, 1999.
Mrs. English had been employed by Sears Roebuck Co. in Nashua for 21 years and, at the time of her retirement, worked in the accounting department.
She was a crossword puzzle fanatic and also enjoyed reading, game shows on television, and all kinds of word games, especially Scrabble.
While growing up in North Carolina, Mrs. English attended the Baptist church in Kings Mountain and had been a Sunday School teacher.
She was educated in North Carolina and graduated from high school in Kings Mountain.
Mrs. English was predeceased by two sisters, Ruth Jacokes and Mabel Greever; and two brothers, Wade Putnam and William Putnam.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Dennis Graffam of Farmington, Carol and Paul Allard of Litchfield and Charlotte and Roland Thibeault of Manchester; two sons and a daughter-in-law, William Jr. and Donna English, and Michael English, all of Nashua; seven grandchildren, Sadie Stanhope of Milford, Elizabeth Garcia and her husband, Robert, of Bridgeport, Conn., Eric Allard, serving with the U.S. Marine Corps and who just completed basic training at Camp Lejeune, S.C., Travis Allard of Litchfield, Dena Thibeault of Manchester, Lisa Thibeault of Beverly, Mass. and William English III and his wife, Erica, of Nashua; a sister and brother-in-law, Velma and John Randell of Gastonia, N.C.; six great-grandchildren; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, including Nell Putnam of Gastonia.
The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Gladys M. Hurd
Lived in New Ipswich for seven years
Gladys M. Hurd, 90, died at her daughter’s home on Ashburnham Road, New Ipswich, Nov. 16, 2001, after a lengthy illness.
Born in New York City, N.Y., on Dec. 20, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Otto R. and Dorothea (LaFrentz) Loeb.
She had lived in New Ipswich for the past seven years, moving there from Unadilla, N.Y.
She had been a cost accountant for Berginfield Bank of Berginfield, N.J., for many years, and later she and her late husband were the owners of the Wind Song Farm in Unadilla, N.Y., for 17 years.
She was the widow of Newell P. Hurd who died in 1992.
Members of her family include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bruce N. Hurd of Mt. Upton, N.Y., and Alan C. and Pamela Hurd of Sidney, N.Y.; a daughter, Lynne E. Gore of New lpswich; a brother, William O. Loeb of Toms River, N.J.; a sister, Edith E. deKeyzer of Wilson, N.C.; and 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be private. Burial will be in the Center Cemetery, New Ipswich.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Souhegan Home & Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055.
The Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton is in charge of arrangements.

Louis P. Lemay
St. Christopher Parish communicant
Louis P. “Lou” Lemay Jr., 74, of Nashua, died unexpectedly Nov. 15, 2001, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
Mr. Lemay was born Nov. 3, 1927, in Springfield, Mass., son of the late Louis P. Sr. and Blanche (Girouard) Lemay. He had been a resident of Nashua since 1978.
He was the husband of Marjorie (LaForme) Lemay, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage Jan. 27, 2001.
Mr. Lemay worked as an agent for Metropolitan Life Insurance for more than 35 years.
He was an avid sportsman and golfer. He also enjoyed crossword puzzles. He had a zest for a life and was a devoted family man.
Mr. Lemay was an Army veteran, having served in World War II in Italy. He received the World War II Victory Medal and the MTO Occupation Ribbon.
He was an active communicant of St. Christopher Parish in Nashua.
Mr. Lemay graduated from Nashua High School in 1945. While at Nashua High School he played football, baseball and basketball. He was inducted in the Nashua High School Hall of Fame in 1994. He attended College of the Holy Cross and graduated in 1950 with a bachelor of arts degree. He was also the quarterback for the Holy Cross football team during the 1946 Orange Bowl against Miami.
Besides his wife, survivors include two daughters Luanne Lemay and Mary Beth Miller both of Nashua; a son and daughter-in-law, Louis P. “Chip” III and Amy Lemay, of Nashua; a sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Bartolo Prestipino of Milford; a sister-in-law, Pauline Murphy of Palm Beach, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Albert “Bud” and Mary Inez “Chickie” Lemay of Framingham, Mass.; his stepmother, Mary Lemay of Nashua; three grandchildren, Maureen and Megan Lemay and Daniel Miller, all of Nashua; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Nov. 19 at St. Christopher’s Parish, Nashua. Interment prayers and burial followed in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Nashua.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Home Health & Hospice Care, 22 Prospect Street, Nashua, NH 03060.
The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua was in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude A. Prince
Enjoyed playing piano and active in her church
Gertrude Anna (Leclerc) Prince, 85, of Manchester, died Nov. 15, 2001, after a long illness.
She was born in Manchester on Feb. 7, 1916, the daughter of Sylvio and Ernestine (Ladriere) Leclerc and was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the St. Anne Sodality of St. Jean Baptiste Parish.
She enjoyed music, playing the piano, church activities and time spent with her family.
She was the widow of Lucien D. Prince, who died in 1967.
Members of the family include six daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Gloria) Taggart of Manchester, Mrs. Richard (Jeanne) Proulx of Bedford, Mrs. James (Jacqueline) Katz of Andover, Mass., Mrs. Joseph (Claire) Duffy of Hooksett, Mrs. James (Diane) Waskiewicz of Marstons Mills, Mass., and Madeleine Prince of Manchester; a son, Ernest Prince of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Gabrielle) Chauvin of Manchester; two brothers, Clement Leclerc and Roland Leclerc of Florida.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 17 in St. Jean Baptiste Church, Manchester. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Manchester.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 1309 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446; or to the VNA Hospice Home Health Services, 1850 Elm St., Manchester 03104.
The J.N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home, Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.

George F. Valliere
Salesman for N.H. Provision Co.
George F. Valliere, 85, of 21 Summer Snow Lane, Bedford, died Nov. 16, 2001, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.
He was born in Berlin on Sept. 29, 1916, the son of Ovila and Eva (Paquette) Valliere.
He graduated from Berlin High School and was employed as a salesman by New Hampshire Provision Co. until his retirement in 1980.
Mr. Valliere was predeceased by two sons, Jeffrey Valliere, in 1974, and Scott Valliere, in 1993.
Family members include his wife, Patricia (Carberry) Valliere of Bedford; two sons, George “Barney” Valliere Jr. of Gorham, and Richard Valliere of Manchester; three daughters, Lynn Vasapolle of Marstons Mills, Mass., Judith Lauze of Bedford, and Helen Hawkins of Colorado Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were Nov. 19, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin. Interment will be in St. Kieran Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Medical Center, Rehab Medicine Unit, 100 McGregor St., Manchester, NH 03101.

Yvette A. Douville
Worked at St. Anselm College for many years
Yvette A. (Charest) Douville, 72, of Bedford, died Nov. 30, 2001, in her residence after a long illness.
Born in Auburn on June 8, 1929, she was the daughter of Alfred and Matilda (Bourassa) Charest. She lived in Bedford for 53 years.
Before retiring, she had worked at St. Anselm College for many years. She was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne at Sacred Heart Church in Manchester.
The family includes her husband of 53 years, William J. Douville of Bedford; three sons, Dr. Ronald W. Douville of Merrimack, Arnold K. Douville of Kansas City, Kan., and Roger G. Douville of Manchester; three granddaughters; one grandson; four sisters, Lorraine Hamel and Yvonne Ellis, both of Manchester, Rachel Currier of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ann Currier of Sacramento, Calif.; two brothers, Henry Charest of Raymond and Ernest Charest of Livingston, Texas; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 3 in Sacred Heart
Church, Manchester. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Bedford.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Suite 1, Bedford 03110.

Euphemia Fleming
Lived in Scotland before moving to U.S.
Euphemia Fleming, 90, died Nov. 17, 2001, at IHS of Manchester.
She was born in Hamilton, Scotland, on Dec. 26, 1910, a daughter of Mary and Alexander Fergus.
She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Walter Fleming, on Dec. 23, 1999.
Mrs. Fleming lived and worked in Scotland for many years before bringing her family to the United States.
She lived in Manchester where she worked for several years before her retirement.
She was a loving mother and a sweet and kind person to all who knew her.
Family members include six children, Alexander Fleming of Ontario, Canada, Eleanor Russell of Bedford, Walter Norman Fleming of Merrimack, James Fleming of Manchester, Arlene Fleming Marshall of Eugene, Ore., and Margo McKone of Francestown; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a sister, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Nov. 28 in the Cate & Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Manchester. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

M. Edward Matta
Served on Bedford school and planning boards
M. Edward Matta, 71, of Wendover Way, Bedford, died Nov. 26, 2001, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.
He was born in Brockton, Mass., on May 18, 1930, the son of George and Anna (Massod) Matta. He was a graduate of Brockton High School and Franklin Technical School. He served in the U.S. Air Force as an aviation mechanical instructor.
He was currently self-employed as a representative in the teleradiography field. Prior to that, Mr. Matta was district manager for Picker X-ray, New England Regional Manager for Toshiba Corp. and Northeast, Mid Atlantic distributor for Shimadzu.
He was a member of the Manchester Country Club. He served on the Bedford School Board and the Bedford Planning Board. Under the sponsorship of the Bedford Lions Club, Mr. Matta along with Ron Gondek and Mark Edelberg founded Bedford Biddy League Basketball.
Family members include his wife of 49 years, Luisa (Juliano) Matta; two daughters, Susan Matta of Goffstown, and Sarah Zampi of Manchester; two sons, David Matta and Jonathan Matta, both of Bedford; five grandchildren; two sisters and six brothers; and nephews, nieces and cousins.
A memorial gathering took place at Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Manchester Nov. 28. A memorial service followed Nov. 29 in Bethany Covenant Church, Bedford.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bailey Library, 1 South Boulevard, Nyack, N.Y. 10960-3698

Herbert W. Paul
Painting contractor and active in local clubs
Herbert W. Paul, 89, died Nov. 26, 2001, at his home in Bedford.
He was born Jan. 28, 1912, in Buer, Germany, the son of Gustav and Ida Langer, Paul had lived in the United States since 1928.
He attended decorating school in New York City and in 1937, established his business, Herbert W. Paul, Inc., a Manchester painting contractor, serving as president of that firm for more than 35 years.
He was a past president of the New England Conference of Painters and Decorators, also serving as president of that organization’s Manchester chapter.
Mr. Paul was a member of the Manchester Kiwanis Club, and the New Hampshire Germanic Association.
He was a former member of the Manchester Turn Verein, a past grand president of the Sons of Herrman and a past president of the Harugari Club.
He was a member of Washington Lodge 61, F&AM., Knights Templar, RAM, Bektash Temple, AAONMS, and the Manchester Shrine Club. For 13 years, he served as the chairman of the Manchester Masonic Temple Association.
Mr. Paul was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Family members include his wife of 69 years, Helene Schroeder Paul of Bedford; a daughter, Wilma P. Stonestreet of West Newton, Mass.; two sons, Herbert W. Paul Jr. of Goffstown, and W.F. Maxwell Paul of Bedford; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Dec. 3 at the First Presbyterian Church, in Manchester. The Rev. Douglas Rickard officiated. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Hampshire Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Concord 03301.
The Goodwin Funeral Home, Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.

Gertrude Provost
Family was the center of her life
Gertrude Provost, 79, of Manchester, died Nov. 30, 2001, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, after a period of declining health.
Mrs. Provost was born May 21, 1922, in Quebec, daughter of Rosario and Philanes (Tetreault) Pelletier.
Mrs. Provost was educated in Canada. She resided in Manchester for 39 years.
She was the widow of Jean-Paul Provost, her husband of 48 years, who died June 3, 1993.
Mrs. Provost spent her life as a homemaker. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, whose family was the center of her life.
She was a member of Faith Christian Center in Bedford.
Survivors include seven sons, Claude F. Provost of Bedford, Alain H. Provost of Bedford, Pierre G. Provost of Manchester, Roger D. Provost of Manchester, Gilles R. Provost of Northwood, Andre R. Provost of Mobile, Ala., and Guy F. Provost of Chelmsford, Mass.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Danielle V. and Antonio Duquette, Janine S. and Brian Watts, and Suzanne D. Provost, all of Manchester; a brother, Guston Tetreault of Montreal, Canada; a sister, Janine Bibeau of Montreal, Canada; 24 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. at Bethany Covenant Church, 1 Covenant Way, Bedford.
Memorial donations may be made to the New Horizons for NH, 199 Manchester St., Manchester, NH 03103, or the Manchester Kidney Center, 1050 Perimeter Road, Manchester, N.H.
The Connor-Healy Funeral Home in Manchester is in charge of arrangements.

Stanley J. Raczka
Veteran and 40-year member of Post 79
Stanley J. Raczka, 85, of Manchester, died Nov. 25, 2001, at his home after a brief illness.
Mr. Raczka was born April 18, 1916, in Manchester, the son of John and Anna (Kalisz) Raczka. He was a lifelong resident. He was graduated from Manchester Central High School in 1934.
Mr. Raczka was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army.
Mr. Raczka worked for Public Service of New Hampshire for 55 years in purchasing and retired in 1983.
He was a communicant of St. Hedwig Church, where he was a lifetime member of the St. Joseph Society. Mr. Raczka was a 40-year member and past commander of Post 79 American Legion, a charter member of the club, a member of the Ukrainian Club, the PAC, TTK, PLAV, Pulaski and Casimir Clubs.
He was the widower of Olga (Strusa) Raczka, who died in February 2000.
Members of his family include two sons, John F. Raczka of Kent, Wash., and Joseph A. Raczka of Bedford; a daughter, Mrs. William (Judith) Sullivan of Manchester; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The Funeral Liturgy was celebrated at St. Hedwig Church in Manchester. Burial will be in the family lot at St. Hedwig Cemetery in Bedford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Manchester VNA, 1850 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104.

Nancy E. Bailey
Merrimack’s first full-time health officer, sanitarian
Nancy E. Bailey, 66, of 185 South Merrimack Road, Hollis, died Nov. 27, 2001, after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Bailey was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Nashua, daughter of the late Ralph and Doris (Wilcox) Bailey. She lived in Nashua for most of her life.
She worked as the first full-time health officer and sanitation expert in Merrimack, and also at F.H. Bailey & Sons greenhouse and landscape business until 1970. She held a septic system designer’s license.
Mrs. Bailey was a member and past treasurer of the Rivier College Alumnae Association, a member of the Nashua, Hollis and Milford Historical Societies, a member of the Nashaway chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society, serving in various positions for many years, and a member of Granite State Designers and Installers Association. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed hiking, swimming, snowshoeing, gardening, photography and reading.
She was a communicant of First Baptist Church in Nashua for many years.
Mrs. Bailey attended Nashua schools. She received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Rivier College in Nashua and a master’s degree in soil and water science from the University of New Hampshire in Durham.
Survivors include her life-committed companion, Sharon Facteau of Hollis, with whom she made her home; a close friend, “Sister” Carolyn Jean Bray of Nashua; many cousins; and her dogs.
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester Street, Nashua, today, Friday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Edgewood Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, N.H. Affiliate, Inc., 249 Canal St., Manchester, NH 03101; or to the National Kidney Foundation of N.H., 1 Tremont St., Concord, NH 03301.
The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence J. Blackwood
Corrections officer for Hillsborough County
Lawrence J. Blackwood 48, resident of Goffstown, died Nov. 26, 2001, in Goffstown
He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Feb. 7, 1953, a son of the late Robert J. and Alice T. (O’Daniel) Blackwood.
He had been a resident of Goffstown for the past 12 years.
Mr. Blackwood had been employed as a corrections officer for Hillsborough County for the past 11 years and also owned Blackwood Photography, Goffstown.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association and an avid hunter.
Family members include his wife, Doreen Dufresne Blackwood; a daughter, Melanie Rose Blackwood of Auburn; three brothers, Marty Blackwood of Maryland, James Blackwood and Lee Blackwood, both of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no visiting hours. A memorial service was held Dec. 3, in the Goffstown Harvest Church.
The Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

Anthony E. Crosier
Infant son of Nashua couple
Anthony Edward Crosier, infant son of Lisa A. (Theodore) and Martin E. Crosier Sr. of Nashua, was stillborn Nov. 30, 2001, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
Besides his parents, survivors include two brothers, Tyler M. Cornwell of Milford and Martin E. Crosier Jr. of Nashua; a sister, Rachael J. Cornwell of Milford; his maternal grandparents, Sheila J. and Stratton Theodore Jr. of Londonderry; his paternal grandparents, Jean Crosier of Nashua and Philip Crosier Sr. of Massachusetts; and great-grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
There are no visiting hours. Graveside services will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua, on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. Friends are invited to attend.
The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Emery
Graduate of Milford High in 1936
Charles A. Emery, 83, of Los Alamos, N.M., died Nov. 27, 2001, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Santa Fe, N.M., following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Peterborough. He was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1936.
A longtime Los Alamos resident, he was employed as a mechanical technician at Los Alamos National laboratory, retiring in 1985. He was a longtime member of the Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad, and an avid gardener and conservationist. He belonged to Nature Conservancy, The Sierra Club and the Audubon Society. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, VFW and the American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Force.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Helene Emery, of Los Alamos; stepdaughters, DyAnne Short of Los Alamos, and Dr. Deborah Heath of Las Cruces; three step-grandchildren; three brothers, Arthur Rafter of Mason,; Robert Rafter of Melrose, Fla., and Bruce Rafter of Wilton; two sisters, Shirley R. Smith of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Janice R. Adams of Milford; and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203; or to The Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Inc., 5732 Osuna Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109.

Helen D. Hall
Member of Eastern Star for 73 years
Helen D. Hall, 91, of Elm Street, Milford, died Dec. 1, 2001, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Milford.
Mrs. Hall was born Dec. 26, 1909, in Woodside Aberdeen, Scotland, daughter of the late David Deans Sr. and Helen (Reid) Deans. She was a longtime resident of Milford.
She was the widow of Lawrence A. Hall Sr., who died in 1997.
Mrs. Hall had been employed as a secretary for Public Service Co. in Milford. In addition, she had also worked as a secretary to the superintendent of schools in Milford, and a secretary at Kenmore Stamp Co. in Milford.
She was a 73-year member of Puritan Charity Themis Atlantic Chapter 29, Order of Eastern Star, and a member of Custos Morum Rebekah Lodge 23, Milford, for 52 years. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and gardening and was an avid reader. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Hall had been a member of the United Methodist Church, Milford, for the past 32 years.
She was a 1928 graduate of Milford High School.
She was predeceased by a brother, David Deans Jr.
Survivors include two sons, Lawrence A. Hall Jr. of Weston, Fla., and Colin C. Hall of Merrimack; a daughter, Virginia L. Kirby of Amherst; a sister, Margaret L. Deans of Milford; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nephews and a niece.
A memorial service will be held today (Wednesday, Dec. 5) at 10 a.m. in The Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.

Mary G. O’Brien
Worked for Hitchiner Manufacturing Co.
Mary G. O’Brien, 88, of Knight Street, Milford, died Nov. 28, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Mrs. O’Brien was born Aug. 7, 1913, in Colebrook, daughter of the late Benjamin A. and Alice A. (Williams) Frizzell.
She was a 1931 graduate of Colebrook Academy, and lived in Colebrook for many years before moving to Milford 49 years ago.
She was the widow of Hugh O’Brien, who died in 1979.
Mrs. O’Brien worked for Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. in Milford for 10 years.
She was a former member of the World War I Women’s Auxiliary, and a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Milford.
Mrs. O’Brien was predeceased by a grandson, Patrick Lane O’Brien.
Survivors include a daughter, Loretta A. Wetherbee of Milford; a son and daughter-in-law, Hugh J. and Carol O’Brien of Greenfield; seven grandchildren, James K. Wetherbee Jr., Shaun M. Wetherbee, Jason K. Wetherbee and Joshua K. Wetherbee, all of Milford, David O’Brien of Franklin, Sharon Ellis of Peterborough and Sheri Ovens of Milford; two nieces, Leone Charest and Jessica Cavanaugh, both of Colebrook; 10 great-grandchildren; and many nephews.
Funeral services are private. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in Mrs. O’Brien’s memory may be made to the Share Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055, or to the Milford Fire Department — For The Good of The Men, 39 School St., Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur C. Philbrook
IGA manager for 37 years; World War II veteran
Arthur C. Philbrook, 78, of Henniker, died Dec. 1, 2001, at Concord Hospital after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Philbrook was born June 30, 1923, in Lynn, Mass., son of the late Charles and Fanni (Jordan) Philbrook. He had also lived in Nashua.
He was the husband of Joyce (Manzo) Philbrook, to whom he had been married for 26 years. He was the widower of Nellie (Lefebrve) Philbrook, who died March 17, 1975.
Mr. Philbrook was educated in Milford. He worked for IGA stores as a store manager in the Nashua, Hudson and Merrimack area for 37 years.
Mr. Philbrook was an Army veteran of World War II, having served as a rifleman with the 78th Amphibian Tank Company from March 1943 through September 1946. He received the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 59 in Hillsboro. At one time, he enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Besides his wife, survivors include six daughters, Sharon Sanders of Milford, Cynthia Duhamel, Susan Rollins, Deborah Philbrook, Shirley Philbrook and Candice Chase, all of Nashua; five sons, David Philbrook of Windham, Donald Philbrook and Ronald Philbrook, both of Nashua, Danny Philbrook of Walnut, Calif., and Christopher Philbrook of Henniker; a brother, Richard Philbrook of Plainville, Mass.; a sister, Georgianna Luba of Nashua; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Sandra E. Potter
Lifelong Nashua resident
Sandra Evelyn (Hart) Potter, 64, of Nashua, died Nov. 28, 2001, at a local health care facility.
Ms. Potter was born Aug. 5, 1937, in Nashua, daughter of the late Lloyd R. and Arie E. (Webster) Hart. She was a lifelong resident of Nashua. She attended Nashua schools, and had attended First Baptist Church in Nashua.
She had contracted polio in the late 1940s and carried the disease all her life. She had been a homemaker until her illness required that she move to a health care facility.
Ms. Potter was predeceased by a sister, Priscilla Kopka.
Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Potter and Kim Alexander, both of Milford; a son, Scott Potter of Massachusetts; a granddaughter, Tiffany Haverfield of Milford; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Joanne and George LaPierre and Sally and Gerald Bosquet, all of Milford, Barbara Kierstead of Nashua, and Blanche and George Hondras of Lowell, Mass., a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Norma Hart of Nashua; a close friend, Ruth Lyons of Nashua; and many grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside services were be held Nov. 30 in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua
Memorial donations may be made to Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, Inc., Greenfield, NH 03047.
The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua was in charge of arrangements.

William Thunell
Owned and operated Union Square Emporium
William Thunell, 60, of Amherst Street, Milford, died Nov. 29, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua after a long illness.
Thunell, with his wife, Evelyn Thunell, owned and operated the Union Square Emporium on the Milford Oval. He lived in Milford for the past 11 years. The Thunells divided their time between Milford and California, where William owned and operated the Rose Bowl flea market.
Thunell had one child, Kevin Thunell of California.

Metta H. Wheeler Kleinschmit
Former keypunch operator
Metta H. (Christiansen) Wheeler Kleinschmit, 92, of East Dunstable Road, Nashua, died Nov. 30, 2001, at Langdon Place
Mrs. Kleinschmit was born May 29, 1909, in McKeesport, Pa., daughter of the late Henry Mathias and Anna (Johnston) Christiansen. She moved to Nashua six years ago from St. Clair Shores, Mich.
She was the widow of Norman H. Wheeler, who died in 1954, and Edmund W. Kleinschmit, who died in 1974.
Mrs. Kleinschmit was formerly a keypunch operator at Automobile Equipment Co., an automobile parts distributor in Detroit. She enjoyed reading and solving crossword puzzles.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Joanne “Jan” and William Sturgeon of Amherst; three grandchildren, Norman Sturgeon and his wife, Cathy, of Manchester, Susan Dziedzic and her husband, Tony, of Nashua, and Scott Sturgeon and his wife, Janice, of New Boston; and six great-grandchildren.
Private burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Detroit, Mich.
The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.


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