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Irene R. Adams
Enjoyed cooking and gardening
Irene R. Adams, 97, of Garnet Lane, Merrimack, died Dec. 15, 2001, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Adams was born Nov. 15, 1904, in Francestown, daughter of the late Edwin and Gertrude (Colby) Dow. She was educated in Francestown schools.
A resident of Merrimack for the past 11 years, she previously lived in Greenfield and later in Milford for many years.
She was the widow of George Adams, who died in 1986.
Mrs. Adams was a member of the Goffstown congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was devoted to her Bible and also enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Mrs. Adams was predeceased by two brothers, Carroll and Arthur Dow; and a sister, Alice Canavan.
Survivors include a son, Winston Russell of Milford; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Jeanne and Curtis Roughton of Texas, Joyce and Roland Seyer of Merrimack, with whom she lived, Rosalind Wasilewski of Nashua and Ruth Easton of Peterborough; nine grandchildren, including Sandra Allard of Nashua and April Bohaker of Boston; a sister, Nellie Pickens of Georgia; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
The funeral service will be held today (Wednesday, Dec. 19) at 10 a.m. in The Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock St., Nashua, followed by burial at Greenvale Cemetery in Greenfield.
Memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

Raymond J. Casey
Accomplished engineer
Raymond J. Casey, 73, of Merrimack, died Dec. 16, 2001, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, after a brief illness.
Mr. Casey was born March 20, 1928, in Gardner, Mass., son of Lucy (Richard) Casey Leger of Baldwinville, Mass., and the late Alex Casey. A resident of Merrimack for the past six years, he had previously resided in Hudson for a number of years.
He was the husband of Claire D. (Letourneau) Casey of Merrimack, whom he married Dec. 31, 1949, in Gardner. They would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on New Year’s Eve.
Mr. Casey was educated in Gardner schools, graduating from Gardner High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the American Institute of Technology in Chicago, Ill., in 1952.
He was an electrical engineer. He began his lengthy career in electronics with Westinghouse in Baltimore, Md., then worked at the former Sanders Associates in Nashua and later at Raytheon Corp. in North Andover, Mass., where he was a senior design engineer. While working for Westinghouse, he was the holder of several electronic warfare patents.
He was a member of the Hudson-Litchfield Knights of Columbus Council 5162. He was a founding member of the Suburbanette Drum and Bugle Corps. He was a private pilot and enjoyed flying his own airplane. Also, he was an avid golfer.
Mr. Casey was an Air Force veteran, stationed at the Pentagon, where he worked in the photography unit during World War II.
He was a communicant of St. Marie Church in Manchester.
Besides his wife and mother, survivors include two sons, Steven E. Casey of Nashua and Michael H. Casey of Northfield; five daughters, Carol L. Soucy of Nashua, Mary A. Martin of Glencliff, Kathleen J. Boisvert of Nashua, Eileen J. Larouche Pellerin of Wilton and Cynthia L. Bouley of Hudson; a sister, Doris Parviainen of Baldwinville, Mass.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held at the Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock St., Nashua today (Wednesday) 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Marie Church, 378 Notre Dame Ave., Manchester. Friends are invited to gather at the church. 
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, New Hampshire Affiliate, 249 Canal St., Manchester, NH 03101 or to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701-4688.

James J. Connaughton
Past Grand Knight, Fr. Coppins Council
James J. Connaughton, 76, of Tewksbury, Mass., died Dec. 10, 2001, at his home after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Connaughton was born Sept. 2, 1925, in Athlone, County Roscommon, Ireland, and lived there until immigrating to the United States in May 1949. He lived in Roslindale and Dorchester, Mass., before moving to Tewksbury in 1984. He maintained strong family ties to Ireland and organized the “Connaughton Family Reunion” at his family’s pub in Ireland in 2000, traveling there with his extended family from the United States.
He was the husband of Kathleen (Killelea) Connaughton, with whom he had celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary April 7.
Mr. Connaughton was a member of Boston Local 10 of the plasterers union and worked on numerous building projects throughout Massachusetts. He specialized in decorative plaster moldings and columns. He retired from the Boston Housing Authority in 1992.
He was the Past Grand Knight of the Fr. Coppins Council, Knights of Columbus 4336 in Tewksbury from 1999-2000 and a member of the Bishop Delaney Council, 4th Degree, Knights of Columbus in Lowell, Mass. He was also a member of the Jackson-Gourley Post of the American and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8164, both in Tewksbury.
Mr. Connaughton was an Army veteran, having served in the Irish Army from 1946-1949 and the U.S. Army as a member of the 503rd Infantry Airborne Division during the Korean War.
He was a devout Catholic. As a member of St. Peters Parish in Dorchester, Mass., he served as Holy Name Society president, president of the Irish Club, and as a Eucharistic minister. As a member of St. William’s Parish in Tewksbury, he was a member of the Men’s Club, Eucharistic minister and collections counter.
He was predeceased by four brothers, Patrick, Edward, Owen and Michael Connaughton.
Besides his wife, survivors include three sons and three daughters-in-law, “PJ” and Arlene (Clarkin) Connaughton of Litchfield, “Jimmy” and Paula (Callahan) Connaughton of Canton, Mass., and Michael E. and Elizabeth (Farricy) Connaughton of Stoneham, Mass.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary B. and Robert Elrick of Bedford, Kathy A. and Richard Levasseur of Tewksbury, and Pauline Connaughton of Randolph, Mass.; two brothers, William Connaughton of Ireland and Thomas Connaughton of Dorchester; two sisters, Bridie Kelly of Scituate, Mass., and Florida, and Mary Moore of Boston; nine grandchildren, Stephen, Meaghan, Michael, Joseph, Jason, Molly, Sean, Brendan and Owen; and many nieces and nephews.
The Tewksbury Funeral Home in Tewksbury, Mass., is in charge of arrangements. 

Charles W. DeLuca
Army veteran and avid Penn State football fan
Charles W. DeLuca, 71, of Profile Drive, Merrimack, died Dec. 11, 2001, at his home after along illness.
He was born in Newport, Pa., on June 30, 1930, son of the late Charles W. Sr. and Marie (DeBlasi) DeLuca.
DeLuca was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean conflict in the 25th infantry and 27th Wolfhounds.
He was a graduate of Penn State University and a Penn State football fan.
He was also a resident of Penn State, Pa., before moving to Merrimack 30 years ago.
Mr. DeLuca was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack.
Before retirement, he was employed as a contract administrator for Sanders Association.
Members of his family include his wife of 47 years, Patricia (Kearns) DeLuca of Merrimack; a son, Douglas DeLuca of Manchester; two daughters and a son-in-law, Kathleen and Joseph Roemer of Mt. Airy, Md., and Eileen DeLuca of Merrimack; three grandchildren, Nicole and Alison Roemer, Mt. Airy, Md., and Michele DeLuca of Goffstown; a brother, Joseph DeLuca of Marble Falls, Texas; four sisters, Josephine Boova and Katherine Kapp of Harrisburg, Pa.; and Irene Campbell and Mary Jane Stevens of Youngstown, Ohio; a friend, Amy Dawe; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 15 in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Merrimack.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Home Health & Hospice, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060; or to St. Joseph Hospital, 4th Floor Oncology Palliative Care, Nashua, NH 03060.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home, Merrimack, was in charge of arrangements.

Frank W. Jeske
Self-employed business owner
Frank W. Jeske, 69, of Goffstown, died on Dec. 3, 2001, at a local nursing facility.
Mr. Jeske was born in Milwaukee, Wisc., Nov. 19, 1932, the son of the late Erich and Olga (Bauch) Jeske. Mr. Jeske was a resident of Goffstown for the past three years, after having lived in Milford for 15 years. Mr. Jeske was a self-employed business owner of F. J. CorcBoxes for the past 12 years.
Members of his family include his wife, Pamela (Rinaldi) Jeske, of Goffstown; three daughters, Victoria Parker, Debbie Jeske, Jennifer Jeske Williams; and a grandson. He also leaves many relatives, friends and business associates, and many special children who will sadly miss him, but are lucky to have had him in their lives.
A memorial service was held Dec. 15, at the Goodwin Funeral Home, Manchester. Burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Frank Jeske Family Memorial Fund, c/o First National Bank of Suffield, P0 Box 682, East Granby, CT 06026. 

Edward F. Nichols III
Active in local community
Edward F. Nichols III, 59, of Crosby Street, Milford, died Dec. 16, 2001, at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Nashua on Aug. 16, 1942, a son of Edward F. Nichols Jr., of Florida and the late Muriel (Johnson) Nichols.
Mr. Nichols was a graduate of Milford High School, Class of 1960.
He had been employed by Contemporary Chrysler, Milford, for the past eight years, and had formerly worked for Fantini Bakery and Pepperidge Farm Company for more than 15 years.
Mr. Nichols had served twice as president of the Souhegan Valley Jaycees. He was an honorary life member of the Junior Chamber International Jaycees, past vice president of the New Hampshire Jaycees, and past president of the New Hampshire Jaycees Senate.
he served two terms as president of the Milford Community Athletic Association and was an honorary life member. He had been a member of the Milford town and school budget committees, and a member of Milford Parks and Playground Commission. 
He was a member and past vice president of Milford Republican Committee, a member and past president of the Milford Lions Club, past zone and region director of N.H. Lions District 44 N. He was a director of the Lions of New Hampshire Sight and Hearing Foundation. He recently became a Melvin Jones Fellow. 
He had coached Little League baseball for more than 20 years. He was a 22-year member of the Milford Fire Department, and a life member of the Milford Firemen’s Relief Association.
Mr. Nichols was a member of Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Milford, and a member of Gideons International. 
In addition to his father, family members include his wife of 15 years, Jean M. (Farrar) Nichols of Milford; his stepmother, Lois Nichols of Florida; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward “Ted” Nichols IV and Mary Nichols of Milford; a daughter, Holly Nichols of Merrimack; four stepchildren, Scott Lessard of Manchester, Ian and Jamy Lessard and Michelle Lessard, all of Milford, and Airman 1st Class Jamie Lessard, stationed at Molesworth AFB, England; three grandchildren, Allen, Alyza and Laila; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Debbie Nichols of Durham; a stepbrother, Jim Monroe; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. 
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, Dec. 19), at 1 p.m., in The First Baptist Church, West Street, Milford. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Milford Community Athletic Association, PO Box 625, Milford, NH 03055; Milford Firemen’s Relief Association, 39 School St., Milford, NH 03055; or NH Sight & Hearing Foundation, PO Box 970, Concord, NH 03302-0970.
Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 

Eileen M. Ryder
Lifelong resident of Framingham
Eileen M. (Hayes) Ryder, 85, of Framingham, Mass., died Friday, Dec. 7, 2001, at the Metro West Medical Center in Framingham, Mass., after a brief illness.
Born in Holbrook, daughter of the late Charles R. and Margaret (O’Toole) Hayes, she was a lifelong resident of Framingham.
She was the wife of Stephen R. Ryder, who died in 1979; and the mother of the late Jerelyn “Peaches” Ryder, who died in 1982.
She leaves a son, Stephen C. Ryder and his wife, Marguerite, of Framingham; three daughters, Lynne A. Erdody of Milford, Sharleen M. Peters of Framingham and Madelyn Peaslee of Framingham; one sister, Madelyn Glew and her husband, Robert, of Framingham; 10 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Dec. 10 from the Eugene J. McCarthy and Sons Funeral Home, Framingham, followed by a Funeral Mass at St. George’s Church, Framingham. Burial followed at Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham.

Mary E. Seelye
Worked for New England Telephone, Jordan Marsh
Mary E. (McKenney) Seelye died Dec. 14, 2001, at the Braemoor Rehabilitation Center in Brockton, Mass., after a period of failing health. 
Mrs. Seelye was born and raised in Brockton, daughter of the late Henry A. and Mary E. (Hannan) McKenney. 
She was the wife of Leo P. Seelye, her husband of 54 years.
Mrs. Seelye attended Brockton schools and was a 1941 graduate of Brockton High School. She worked for New England Telephone as a toll supervisor before staying home to raise her children. She later returned to work at Jordan Marsh in Brockton. 
She was a homemaker who was devoted to her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had been a member of the Brockton Catholic Women’s Club.
Mrs. Seelye was a longtime communicant of St. Margaret Church in Brockton, and was a communicant of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Bridgewater, Mass., while living there. 
Mrs. Seelye was predeceased by a daughter, Jean M. Doulette; and a sister, Henry A. McKenney.
Besides her husband, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, , Paul E. and Judy Seelye of Amherst; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 17 in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Bridgewater, Mass., with burial in Calvary Cemetery
Memorial donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215.
The J. Frank Conley Funeral Home in Brockton, Mass., (www.conleyfuneralhome.com) was in charge of arrangements. 

Noel B. Simoneau
Owned Sims Construction Co. in Nashua
Noel B. Simoneau, 78, of Nashua, died Dec. 12, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.
Mr. Simoneau was born Dec. 25, 1922, in Nashua, son of the late Armand and Leda (Messier) Simoneau. He was a lifelong resident of Nashua.
He was the husband of Rita L. (Jean) Simoneau.
Mr. Simoneau was the owner and operator of Sims Construction Co. in Nashua before his retirement.
Mr. Simoneau was an Army veteran, having served during World War I.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Nashua. He was a member of the Nashua Senior Center, and enjoyed playing golf.
Besides his wife, survivors include five daughters and four sons-in-law, Linda and Jeff Makos of Dracut, Mass., Denise and Donald Hurt of Hollis, Patricia and Reginald Tremblay of Nashua, Paula and Kevin Brodeur of Merrimack, and Susan Sanborn of Nashua; a son and daughter-in-law, Rene and Robin Simoneau of Nashua; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Paul and Theresa Simoneau of Nashua, Laurent Simoneau of Hudson and Fernand Simoneau of Milford; two sisters, Gilberte Turcotte and Collette Livingston, both of Nashua; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Carol Ann Weaver
Worked at Easter Seals
Carol Ann Weaver, 54, of Ridgewood Road, Bedford, died Dec. 15, 2001, at the Ridgewood Center Genesis Eldercare Network after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Weaver was born Sept. 7, 1947, in Manchester, daughter of Edna (Burbank) Klardie and the late William J. Klardie.
She was the wife of Harry Weaver of Manchester.
Mrs. Weaver was previously employed at Easter Seals of Manchester as a receptionist.
Besides her mother and husband, survivors include a son, Thomas Weaver; a brother, Dan Klardie of Goffstown; a sister, Gail MacGuire of Merrimack; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Dec. 19 in The George R. Rivet Funeral Home, Merrimack, with burial in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack at the convenience of the family.

Edna M. White
Worked at Gardiner-Beardsell Co.
Edna Morrison White, 99, a Nashua native, died Dec. 10, 2001, at Providence Extended Care Center in Worcester, Mass. 
Mrs. White was born Oct. 19, 1902, in Nashua, daughter of the late Fred E. and Nellie E. (Dandley) Morrison.
She was the widow of Arthur J. White, to whom she had been married for 65 years. He died in May 2000. 
Mrs. White attended local schools and was a graduate of Nashua High School. She worked as an executive secretary for many years at the former Gardiner-Beardsell Co., and maintained membership in the Arlington Street United Methodist Church in Nashua for many years.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Christine White of Milford; a cousin, Maxine Tessier of East Derry, and a close friend, Linda Olson of Boylston, Mass.
The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Angela M. Adams
High school junior; enjoyed snowmobiling, friends
Angela M. Adams, 16, of North Mason Road, Brookline, died Dec. 23, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Miss Adams was born June 8, 1985, in Manchester, daughter of Daniel C. and Lisa M. (Charland) Adams of Brookline. She had lived in Brookline for the past 10 years and had formerly lived in Milford.
She was a lifeguard at the Max Cohen Town Beach and enjoyed snowmobiling and being with her friends.
Miss Adams was a junior at Hollis/Brookline High School and was a member of the girls’ junior varsity and varsity soccer team.
Besides her parents, survivors include a brother, Justin Adams of Brookline; her maternal grandparents, George and Madeleine Charland of Milford; her paternal grandparents, Ernest and Esther Adams of Milford; six aunts, Susan Derry, Carol Morency, Melissa Hopkins, Rachael Adams, Deborah Hubert and Lori Charland; six uncles, Randolph Adams, Michael Adams, Mark Adams, Brian Adams, Matthew Adams and John Charland; and 12 cousins.
Funeral services were held Dec. 26 in The First Baptist Church in Milford. Burial will be private.
Memorial donations may be made to The Angela Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Bank of New Hampshire, Route 13, Brookline, NH 03033.
The Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of arrangements.

Marguerite A. Allaire
Member of St. Patrick Church in Nashua
Marguerite A. (Gould) Allaire, 70, of Englewood, Fla., died Dec. 13, 2001, in Englewood, Fla.
Mrs. Allaire was born Nov. 6, 1931, in Nashua, daughter of the late Romeo and Lillian (Gilmore) Gould. She resided in Nashua for most of her life, moving to Englewood in 1982.
She was the wife of Rudolph Allaire Sr. of Englewood, to whom she had been married for 53 years. She was a housewife.
She was a communicant of St. Raphael Church in Englewood and St. Patrick Church in Nashua.
Besides her husband, survivors include six sons and daughters-in-law, Rudolph Jr. and Louise Allaire of Hollis, John and Donna Allaire, and James and Karen Allaire, all of Englewood, Ronald and Kathy Allaire of Litchfield, Robert and Janet Allaire of Jaffrey, and Leo and Stacey Allaire of Holiday, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and William Thomas of Englewood, and Kathleen and Paul Dutrisac of Milford; a brother, John Gould of Nashua; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The National Cremation Society in Port Charlotte, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.

Erling O. Andersen
Army veteran of World War II
Erling O. Andersen, 82, of Nashua, died Dec. 19, 2001, at The Courville at Nashua.
Mr. Andersen was born Oct. 11, 1919, in Somerville, Mass., son of the late Thomas A. and Helga A. (Petersen) Andersen. He had been a resident of Nashua for six years, previously residing in Concord, Mass., for more than 30 years.
He was the husband of Joyce (Addor) Andersen of Nashua, to whom he had been married for 59 years.
Mr. Andersen owned and operated the Andersen Printing Co. in West Concord, Mass., for more than 20 years.
He was an Army veteran, having served during World War II.
Mr. Andersen was educated in Somerville schools, and graduated from Somerville High School in 1937.
He was predeceased by a sister, Thelma Andersen; and two brothers, Harold Andersen and Rolf Andersen.
Survivors include two daughters, Joan P. Seneschal of Deering and Janet C. Von Handorf of Amherst; a sister, Louise O’Connell of Chelmsford, Mass.; a brother, Andrew Andersen of Littleton, Mass.; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Dec. 24 in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Merrimack St., Suite One, Manchester, NH 03101-2244.

Helen E. Bridges
Brookline town clerk; avid sports fan
Helen E. Bridges, 66, of Old Milford Road, Brookline, died Dec. 22, 2001, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood in Milford after a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Bridges was born Jan. 7, 1935, in Staten Island, N.Y., daughter of Helen (Gswhind) Dunn of Holiday, Fla., and the late Arthur T. Dunn Sr. She lived in Brookline for more than 39 years and previously lived in the Concord area for several years.
She was the widow of Webster E. Bridges Jr., who died in 1998.
Mrs. Bridges graduated from St. Vincent’s Nursing School in New York, and worked as a registered nurse at Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare in Nashua for 18 years. She served as the Brookline town clerk for many years.
She was a former trustee of Brookline Public Library and a member of the Republican National Committee. She was an avid sports fan.
Mrs. Bridges was a communicant of Infant Jesus Church in Brookline, where she had been the organist for many years.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Webster E. III and Sunny Bridges of Sumter, S.C., and James E. and Dorinda Bridges of Hollis; a brother, Arthur T. Dunn Jr., of Randolph, N.J.; a sister, Kathleen Warren of White Plains, N.Y.; four grandchildren, William Bridges, Lauren Bridges, Melissa Bridges and Rachel Bridges; and several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Memorial visiting hours are Friday, Dec. 28, from 6-9 p.m. in The Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9 a.m. in Infant Jesus Church, Main Street, Brookline. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Brookline.
Donations in Mrs. Bridges’ memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032.

Thomas A. Caron
Loved to cook, enjoyed music
Thomas A. Caron, 21, of Nashua, died unexpectedly Dec. 20, 2001, at his home.
Mr. Caron was born Aug. 8, 1980, in Nashua, son of Alexander R. Caron of Nashua and Monique R. (Belland) Caron of Boston, Mass. He was a lifelong resident of Nashua, and was educated in Nashua schools.
Mr. Caron loved to cook and enjoyed music. He had been employed as a cook with several local restaurants.
He was a communicant of St. Christopher Church.
Besides his parents, survivors include a sister, Brigitte A. Caron and her close friend, Dana Reagan of Merrimack; his paternal grandparents, Leo and Gertrude Caron of Londonderry; an aunt and uncle, Diane and Marc P. Belland of Brookline; and several cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 24 in St. Christopher Church, Nashua, followed by burial at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua is in charge of arrangements. 

Teresa R. Case
Enjoyed travel, writing; volunteered for local groups
Teresa R. (Donaghue) Case, 80, of Hardy Lane, Hollis, died Dec. 21, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Mrs. Case was born Jan. 7, 1921, in Worcester, Mass., daughter of the late John J. and Teresa R. (Dervin) Donoghue. She had lived in Hollis since 1974.
She was the widow of retired Army Col. Francis R. Case, who died Oct. 31, 1996.
Mrs. Case devoted most of her life to raising her four children and taking care of her family through their many moves and travels all over the world. In addition to taking care of her family, her position as officer’s wife involved many duties on various military bases, such as teaching nursery school in Guam, and being involved in other types of activities on bases stateside and abroad.
She enjoyed travel, initially with her husband and family through his military career, and then with Mr. Case after his retirement. One of the highlights of her travels was being in Rome at Easter in 2000, where she attended Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica and saw Pope John Paul II.
Mrs. Case was a member of the Currier Gallery of Art in Manchester, the Smithsonian Institute and the National Wildlife Association. She also enjoyed writing poetry. An advocate for the needy, she volunteered in collecting, organizing and distributing clothing, food, and household items for the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, the Nashua Senior Center and the Upper Room Compassionate Ministries.
She was a communicant of Parish of the Resurrection in Nashua.
Mrs. Case was educated in Massachusetts and completed two years of college after graduating from high school.
She was predeceased by a sister, Catherine Pietro, and a brother, John Donoghue.
Survivors include a son, Richard F. Case of Orlando, Fla.; three daughters and a son-in-law, Kathleen J. and Josiah Pierce of West Baldwin, Maine, Patricia Dervin-Fox of Nashua and Barbara A. Case of Merrimack; two grandsons and two granddaughters; a brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Alice Donoghue of Worcester; a sister, Mary Thomas of Worcester; and two nieces and two nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in the Parish of the Resurrection, Nashua on Dec. 27. Interment will take place in St. John Cemetery, Clinton, Mass.
memorial donations may be made to the Nashua Public Library, Attn: Concert Series, 2 Court St., Nashua, NH 03060.
The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

James J. Cashin Sr.
Pipe fitter; served in Army National Guard
James J. Cashin Sr., 66, of Manchester, died Dec. 22, 2001, at his home after a period of declining health.
Mr. Cashin was born July 2, 1935, in Manchester, son of John F. and Julia Mae (Clear) Cashin. He was a lifelong Manchester resident.
He was the husband of Patricia A. (Dyer) Cashin of Manchester, to whom he had been married for 47 years.
Mr. Cashin was a pipe fitter with R.C. Peabody Co. at Anheuser-Busch Co., where he worked as a general foreman for 35 years, retiring in 1994.
He was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 131; the American Legion Henry J. Sweeney Post 2; the Raphael Club; the Irish American Club; and the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division One. He was president of the board of directors at Bailey’s Beach Resort in Hampton.
Mr. Cashin served in the Army National Guard.
He was a communicant of St. Anne Church and was a member of Legion of One Thousand Men at the Monastery of the Precious Blood.
Mr. Cashin graduated from Bishop Bradley High School in 1953.
Besides his wife, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James J. and Aline Cashin Jr. of Merrimack; three daughters and a son-in-law, Kathleen Henderson of Bedford, Maureen Cashin and her companion, Robert Pichette, both of Manchester, and Eileen and William Long of Manchester; three brothers, John F. Cashin and William B. Cashin, both of Manchester, and E. Robert Cashin of Florida; a brother-in-law, the Rt. Rev. Mark Dyer, Bishop of Bethlehem, Pa.; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many close friends.
Funeral services were held Dec. 27 from The Connor-Healy Funeral Home in Mancester. A Mass of Christian Burial followed in Saint Anne Church, Manchester. Burial will take place in Saint Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of NH Hospice Care, 1850 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104; or to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 66 Hanover St., Manchester, NH 03101.

Richard L Chickering
Owned and operated car dealership and Morgan horse farm
Richard L. Chickering, 76, died Dec. 18, 2001, at his home in Bedford.
He was born Sept. 1, 1925, in Bellows Falls, Vt., the son of Edward L. and Freda M. (Cove) Chickering.
Mr. Chickering was a 1943 graduate of Central High School, Manchester, and an Army veteran of World War II. Following his discharge form the military, he returned to Manchester and took over the family business, Dick’s Gulf gas station, on Granite and Elm streets.
He had been service manager for Goff Chevrolet of Candia, Betley Chevrolet of Derry, and retired in 1991 from the former Alexander Chrysler Plymouth of Manchester.
A resident of Bedford since 1952, he and his wife owned and operated a horse farm where they bred and raised Morgan horses and sponsored horse shows and trail rides.
One of the founders of Bedford Westerneers Riding Club, he was a volunteer at horse shows in Maine and Vermont, a member of Granite State Morgan Club and Bedford Unity Club. Recently, New Hampshire Horse and Trail sponsored A Chickering Challenge in honor of Mr. Chickering and his wife.
He was a member of the Monday night Postal Service cribbage league in Manchester, and enjoyed camping and bowling in the senior league at Lakeside Lanes.
His wife, Doreen R. (Hart) Chickering, died April 30, 2001.
Family members include a daughter, Patricia Thompson of Goffstown; two sons, Edward Chickering of Weare, and Bruce Chickering of Bedford; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Dec. 22. Private inurnment will be held in Bedford Center Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Bedford Fire Dept. and Rescue Fund, 55 Constitutional Drive, Bedford, NH 03110.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Goodwin Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

Julia Dearborn
Bedford resident was centenarian
Julia (Boucher) Dearborn, 102, died Dec. 18, 2001, at Genesis Eldercare/Ridgewood in Bedford, after a long illness.
She was born May 31, 1899, in Milton, the daughter of Peter and Julia (Haggerty) Boucher and attended local schools.
Mrs. Dearborn had lived many years in Manchester and Bedford.
She was predeceased by her husband, Rexford Dearborn, in 1998, and a daughter, Ethel Levesque, in 1995.
Family members include a daughter, Elaine Yergeau of Portsmouth; a son, Richard Dearborn of Palm Coast, Fla.; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Dec. 22 in the McHugh Funeral Home, in Manchester. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.

Alice D. Dockham
Volunteer of year at Taylor Home Community
Alice D. Dockham, 94, of Laconia, died Dec. 22, 2001, at Lakes Region General Hospital.
Mrs. Dockham was born Dec. 8, 1907, in Laconia, daughter of the late Horace Burhoe and Evelyn (Piper) Fay. She had lived in The Taylor Home Community since 1989, coming from Gilford. She previously had lived in Moultonboro for a number of years.
She was the widow of Charles D. Dockham, who died in 1992.
Mrs. Dockham was the bookkeeper for her late husband’s pharmacy, Story’s Drug. She had also worked at Laconia Savings Bank.
She was a member of the Hannah Francis Rebekah Lodge 41 and a member and past president of Altrusa. She was also a volunteer at Lakes Region General Hospital, and in 2000 was named the volunteer of the year at The Taylor Home Community.
Mrs. Dockham was an active member of Gilford Community Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Charles E. “Ted” and Sonja Dockham of Laconia; four daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Karl Phelps of Laconia, Va., Virginia and Paul Sipe of Merrimack, Caroline and Donald Barney of Tellico Plains, Tenn., and Natalie and Wilfred Mathewson, of Bonsall, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Dec. 27, at the Gilford Community Church, Gilford. Burial followed in Bayside Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Community Center of the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford, NH 03249; Community Health & Hospice 780 North Main Street, Laconia, NH 03246, or to The Taylor Home Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia, NH 03246.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia was in charge of arrangements.

Herbert B. Durant
Leaves a sister in Bedford
Herbert B. “Tim” Durant, 89, died Dec. 12, 2001, at his home in Boscawen, Maine, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease.
He was born in Albion, Maine, the son of Herbert S. and Hazel (Barnes) Durant.
He and his father came to New Hampshire in 1938 with a portable sawmill to saw lumber felled by the great hurricane of that year.
He lived in Pembroke, Newbury, Concord and Franklin before moving to Boscawen in 1945. In 1946, he started his own sawmill, eventually moving the mill to Boscawen and operating a custom sawing, wholesale and, retail lumber business until 1983.
He was affiliated with the United Church of Penacook.
Family members include his wife of 33 years, Marie (Carter) Durant of Boscawen; two daughters, Elizabeth D. Blanchard of Penacook, and Katherine M. Gillman of Indianola, Iowa; a son, David C. Durant of Parker, Colo.; one sister, Alice Porter of Bedford; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a foster granddaughter; two foster great-grandchildren; an aunt; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held at the United Church of Penacook on Dec. 15. Pastors Oliver Northcott and John Westhaven, officiated. Interment services will be held at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494; or the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, 250 Pleasant St., PO Box 0797, Concord 03301-0797.

Dorothea Johnson
Member of Arlington Street United Methodist Church
Dorothea (Lovett) Johnson, 87, of Nashua, died Dec. 18, 2001, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua after a brief illness. 
Mrs. Johnson was born March 16, 1914, in Salem, Mass., daughter of the late James E. and Velma Pearl (Hill) Lovett. She had lived in Nashua since early childhood and for the past four months has lived at Nashua Crossings on West Hollis Street.
She was the widow of Robert E. Johnson, who died in Nashua on March 3, 1980.
Mrs. Johnson was educated in local schools and was a 1932 graduate of Nashua High School. She was a homemaker to her husband and children. Before her marriage, she had worked for a time at the Mary E. Hunt Home.
She was a member of the Arlington Street United Methodist Church and the Salvation Army Auxiliary.
Survivors include a son, Peter Johnson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; a daughter, Karen R. Johnson of Nashua; two grandchildren, Debbie Sperberg of Medford, Ore., and Daniel Sperberg of Milford; a sister, Marguerite P. Rossignol of Providence, R.I.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral was held Dec. 21 in The Farwell Funeral Home, Nashua, followed by burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Albert E. Labonville
Served in Vietnam and worked for Pandora Industries
Albert E. Labonvile, 71, of Hooksett, died Dec. 18, 2001, at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, after a brief illness.
He was born in Providence, R.I., on April 12, 1930, the son of George and Eva (Beausoleil) Labonville, and lived most of his life in Hooksett.
He served in the Army National Guard for 12 years, served one year in Vietnam and was a member of the American Legion Post 37.
Before his retirement in 1992, he worked for the Sisters of Holy Cross, and also worked for Pandora Industries. He had been a member of the Hooksett Fire Department for 20 years.
He held membership in the Hooksett Men’s Club, the League of 1000 Men of the Precious Blood Monastery, a director of the Duvernay Club, President of the Court 1, and member of the Court St. George of the Association Franco-Americaine.
Mr. Labonville was predeceased by a son, Paul Labonville in 1981.
Members of the family include his wife, Irene Y. (Mofette) Labonville of Hooksett; two sons, Robert Labonville of Hooksett, and Albert E. Labonville Jr. of Bedford; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; a brother, Arthur Labonville of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Dec. 21 in St. Catherine Church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
The J.N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home, in Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.

Helen N. McKeown
Former dancer and avid figure skating fan
Helen N. McKeown, 83, of Ridgewood Road, Bedford, died Dec. 17, 2001, at the Elliot Hospital, Manchester, after a brief illness.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Sept. 29, 1918, the daughter of Thomas F. and Martha B. Ryder.
She had been a resident of Philadelphia for most of her life.
A devoted wife and homemaker, Mrs. McKeown was predeceased by her husband, Robert J McKeown, in 1987.
As a former dancer, she was an avid fan of dancing and figure skating. But most of all, she was focused on her children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter and their activities.
Family members include three daughters, Eileen R. Brennan, of Bedford, Norma Garro, of Hollywood, Fla., and Lynn Parker, of Philadelphia, Pa.; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Dec. 21 in Broomwall, Pa. Burial will be at Saint Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.

Edwin W. Robinson
Lived in Mont Vernon for 40 years
Edwin W. Robinson 79, of Mont Vernon, died Dec. 18, 2001, at The Arbors of Bedford.
He was born April 19, 1922, in Somerville, Mass., a son of the late Richard H. and Ethel (Darvil) Robinson
Mr. Robinson had lived in Mont Vernon for 40 years.
He had been employed by Cambridge (Mass.) Savings Bank, for more than 30 years.
Mr. Robinson had been a member of Wyoming Lodge F & AM, Melrose, Mass., and a member of The Imperial Council of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America at Aleppo Temple, Boston, Mass.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Family members include his wife of 40 years, Marie E. (Sawyer) Robinson of Mont Vernon; a daughter, Bret Ann Moynihan of Lyndeborough; a son, Brian W. Robinson of Nashua; two grandchildren, Brianna A. Moynihan and Shane M. Moynihan, both of Lyndeborough; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no services. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, East Jaffrey, at a later date.
Donations in Mr. Robinson’s memory may be made to Meals on Wheels, PO Box 266, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Peter H. Stamas
Member of Catholic Men’s Association
Peter H. Stamas, 69, of Crosby St., Milford, died Dec. 19, 2001, at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen.
Mr. Stamas was born Aug. 13, 1932, in Paterson, N.J., son of the late Harry and Katherine (Cotsakos) Stamas. He had been a resident of Milford for the past eight years, formerly residing in Nashua for many years.
He was the husband of Theresa M. (Rogers) Stamas of Milford.
Mr. Stamas was an Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean War. He had worked for Hughes Aircraft Co. in California for a number of years.
He was a member of the Catholic Men’s Association and the Promise Keepers.
He was predeceased by a son, Peter H. Stamas.
Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Harry P. Stamas of Nashua; four daughters and a son-in-law, Katherine M. Boissonnault of Milford, Patricia A. Stamas and her good friend, Lori Thorpe, and her children, Josh and Casey, all of Epping, Theresa M. and John Everett of Auburn, and Andrea H. Stamas of Lowell, Mass.; four grandchildren, David Boissonnault and Jamie Boissonnault, both of Milford, and James Everett and Sara Everett, both of Auburn.
A memorial service was held Dec. 22 in The Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater NH Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 419, Concord, NH 03301.


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