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Emily Rose Abbott

Emily Rose Abbott died on Dec. 27, 2001. She was born Dec. 27, 2001, to Bambi and Jim Abbott of Goffstown.

She is survived by her maternal grandparents, Kellie and Dave Boissonnault Sr. of Wilton; maternal great-grandparents Bonne and Richard Hyde of Bingham Lake, Minn., and Leonard and Shirley Boissonnault of Milford; paternal grandparents Larry and Bev Abbott of Hillsboro, and Alice and Steve Curtis of Goffstown; paternal great-grandmothers Nellie Abbott of Francestown and Helen Byam of Mont Vernon; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Private services were held in Nashua on Dec. 27, 2001.

Memorial donations may be made in Emily's name to the Empty Cradle Support Group, Attn: Diane Fox, coordinator, St. Joseph Hospital, 172 Kinsley St., Nashua, NH 03060.

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.

A memorial Mass was celebrated Dec. 29 in Infant Jesus Church, Brookline. Burial was to 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.

The Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

Richard N. Burgess
Owned, operated Red Burgess Construction Co.

Richard N. “Red” Burgess, 66, of Route 13, Brookline, died Jan. 3, 2002, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.

Mr. Burgess was born May 8, 1935, in Nashua, son of the late Richard N. and Irene (Miller) Burgess. He moved to Brookline from Nashua 16 years ago. For a time he had lived in Newcastle, Pa.

He was the husband of Carol Ann (Drotleff) Burgess, whom he married Dec. 31, 1982.

Mr. Burgess was educated in Nashua, and was a graduate of Nashua High School. He was a home builder, and owned and operated the former Red Burgess Construction Co. in Nashua.

He was an Army veteran, serving during the Korean War, and he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was a communicant of the First Baptist Church of Nashua.

He was predeceased by a sister, Joan Irene Kudalis.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ricky and Estelle Burgess of Mont Vernon and Michael Burgess of Nashua; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Terry Baldwin of Goffstown, Cathy and Daniel O’Donnell of Merrimack and Dianna and John O’Connor of Milford; two brothers John Burgess of Virginia and Robert Burgess of Nashua; three sisters, Stella Burgess of Dracut, Mass., and Dorothy Nichols and Betty Ledoux, both of Nashua; his former wife, Elsie (Hull) Burgess of Merrimack; a stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Ted and Kate Drotleff of Brookline; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St., Nashua. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to Inspire Group, c/o Dr. Stephanie Wolf Rosenblum, 10 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.

The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Rosalee Davis Cady
Enjoyed gardening and feeding birds

Rosalee (Moses) Davis Cady, 71, of Mason, died Jan. 2, 2002, at Harborside Healthcare-Pheasant Wood in Peterborough.

Mrs. Cady was born July 11, 1930, in Hurricane, W. Va., daughter of the late Leo and Hattie (Call) Moses. She had lived in Mason since 1985 and had previously lived in Dalton, Ohio, and Hurricane.

She was the widow of Laurel E. Davis and Gerald R. Cady.

Mrs. Cady was educated in Hurricane. She was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, and enjoyed gardening and feeding birds. She was a member of Addie Baptist Church in Hurricane.

Mrs. Cady was predeceased by a son, Ronald C. Davis; and a daughter, Regina Gay Davis.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerry E. and Judy Davis of Dalton, and Donald C. and Charlotte Davis of Quaker City, Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Drema and Patrick Cady of Mason; her stepchildren and their spouses, Kathleen and Roger Douville of Hudson, Michael and Terri Cady of Wilton and Beth and Kevin Teeboom of Nashua; five grandchildren, Christopher Cady of Mason, Scottie and Angel Davis, both of Dalton, Donald Dwight Davis of Hurricane, and Timothy Taylor of Orriville, Ohio; two brothers, Charles Moses of Point Pleasant, W. Va., and Darrell Moses of Hurricane; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services and interment will be held in Hodges Cemetery, Hurricane, W.Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, 69 Island St., Keene, NH 03431.

The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Roy Ellis
Worked for local companies for many years

Roy “Pa” Ellis, 83, of Forest Road, Wilton, died at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, after a short illness.

Born in Keene on Sept. 16, 1918, he was the son of the late Burt and Mary (Kingsbury) Ellis. He had lived in Wilton for many years, moving from Pepperell, Mass., where he had been employed by the Shattuck Farms for several years.

He was employed by the North Country Aggregates quartz quarry of Lyndeborough for many years, and later by Barlow Wood Products in Milford, as a machine operator for more than 10 years.

He was predeceased by a son, Roy H. Ellis Jr., in 1971.

Members of his family include his wife of 52 years, Madge “Ma” (Hastings) Ellis of Wilton; a son, Wayne L. Ellis of Nashua; a daughter, Donna Walker of Swanzey; one sister, Rena Mackey of Keene; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Friday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Nelson Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton.

Walter C. Feldtmose
Resident of Mont Vernon for 12 years

Walter C. Feldtmose, 62, resident of 48 Old Milford Road, Mont Vernon, NH, died Jan. 4, 2002, at his home surrounded by his family after alengthy battle with lung cancer.

He was born in Stamford, Conn., on July 10, 1939, a son of Anna (Hoiland) Feldtmose of West Hartford, Conn., and the late Jens C. Feldtmose.

Mr. Feldtmose had been a resident of Mont Vernon for 12 years and had formerly resided in Nashua for many years.

He was employed by Matrix Technologies Corporation, Hudson.

Mr. Feldtmose was the master of Benevolent Lodge No. 7 F & AM, Milford, and a member of Eastern Star Chapter 29. He was a 32nd degree mason,

Scottish Rite Valley, Nashua. In addition, he was a member of the New Hampshire Police Square Club and a member of Gaspee Council 99 Order of Swords of Bunker Hill, Rhode Island.

He had served in the United States Navy.

In addition to his mother, family members include his wife of 15 years, Diane Feldtmose of Mont Vernon; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Ann Feldtmose of Sterling, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and David Hoernig of McLaine, Va.; four grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Linda Mersereau of Rochester and Elizabeth Lund of Newtonville, Mass.; a sister, Greta Mitchell of Franklin, Ohio; a brother, Kenneth Feldtmose of West Hartford, Conn.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at 5 p.m., in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford, followed by a Masonic Service and an Eastern Star Service. Burial will be at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to Home, Health & Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH; or Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.

Lillian A. Gelinas
Owned E.S. Newton Co. Inc. for many years

Lillian A. (Tirrell) Gelinas, 78, formerly of 73 Healion St. and currently of 10 Colby Court, Bedford, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2001, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester.

Mrs. Gelinas was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Goffstown, daughter of the late Lester W. and Dorothy (Robie) Tirrell, and had been a Manchester resident for most of her life.

She was the widow of Wilfred N. Gelinas, who died in 1982.

Mrs. Gelinas was co-owner, with her husband, of E.S. Newton Co. Inc., for many years. Most recently she was employed by H&O Dental Labs of Manchester.

She was past president of the UCT Ladies Auxiliary and was a current board member of the UCT, Manchester Council 195. She also served as secretary of the Past Grand New England Wives of the UCT. She was also a past leader of St. George Girl Scouts.

Mrs. Gelinas was a parishioner of St. Catherine Church in Manchester.

She was predeceased by two daughters, Priscilla “Fou Fou” Wenners and Patricia Mannion.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Gloria-Jean and Paul Tarling of Raymond and Glenda Blau of Florida; three brothers, Kenneth Lauriat of Las Vegas, Nev., Edward Lauriat of Florida and Ralph Tirrell of Concord; a sister Carolyn Gagnon of Goffstown; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on today, Friday, Jan. 4, at 10 a.m., in St. Catherine Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the UCT Scholarship Fund, 570 Cedar St., Manchester, NH 03103.

To view an on-line memorial, get directions, send a condolence or for more information, go to www.phaneuf.net.

Eleanor L. Gillotti
Active in Pepperell, Mass., Share program

Eleanor L. (Brown) Gillotti, 65, Pepperell, Mass., died Dec. 29, 2001, at her home after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Gillotti was born April 30, 1936, in Pepperell, daughter of Catherine L. (Stewart) Brown of Hollis and the late Laurence C. Brown.

She was the wife of Wilbur L. Gillotti.

Mrs. Gillotti worked at Dunkin’ Donuts in Pepperell prior to her illness.

She was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary Pepperell Post 3291 and was active with the Pepperell Share program for 60 years.

Mrs. Gillotti was a former member of the Hollis Congregational Church.

She attended schools in Hollis and graduated from New England Baptist School of Nursing in Boston.

Mrs. Gillotti was predeceased by a sister, Natalie Brown

Besides her mother and husband, survivors include a son, Douglas M. Sherwood of Pepperell; three daughters, Pamela S. Farnsworth of Greenville, Terry Lee Sherwood of Milford and Valerie A. Ojala of Ashby, Mass.; eight brothers and eight sisters-in-law, Henry and Kathleen Brown of Woodinville, David and Helen Brown of Redmond, Wash., Arthur and Claudette Brown of Nashua, Glenn and Judy Brown of Hudson, Laurie Brown of Hollis, Richard and Patricia Brown of Whitefield, Paul and Gail Brown of Stratham, Mark Brown of Brookline and George and Donna Brown of Merrimack; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Alethea and William Chase of Nashua, Edith Brennan of Nashua, Catherine T. and Neil Gardner of Murray, Utah, and Betty and Kevin Lutz of Hudson; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The Marchand Funeral Home in Pepperell, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Mary B. Griffith
Son lives in Merrimack

Mary Bates Griffith, 89, died Jan. 1, 2002, at the Pine Knoll Nursing Center in Lexington, Mass.

Mrs. Griffith was born Jan. 25, 1912, in Webb City, Mo., daughter of Leslie and Bess Bates. She lived in Riverton and Moorestown, N.J., from 1950 to 1992. In 1999, she moved to an assisted living facility in Nashua, near the homes of two of her sons. In spring 2001, she entered the Pine Knoll Nursing Center, in Lexington, Mass., where she spent her final days.

She was the widow of Tom Griffith, who died in 1964. They married Oct. 11, 1941.

Mrs. Griffith was a lifelong advocate for social justice, affordable housing, racial equality, and international peace. Her involvement in the Kansas City YWCA in her early 1920s sparked an interest in the labor movement, which led to a job with a local branch of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. In 1940, she went to work in the National Office of the YWCA in New York City. She was part of a group dedicated to improving conditions for women in the labor force.

She and her husband were active members of the United World Federalists, a group committed to world peace through world law. They assisted in the formation of Human Relations Councils, first in Camden County, N.J., and later in Burlington County, N.J., which fought against discriminatory housing and lending practices. In the early 1970s, she provided bookkeeping and technical support to a newly formed economic development group that sought to provide housing and work opportunities for inner city families in Camden, N.J.

Mrs. Griffith had a small furniture caning and refinishing business in Moorestown in her later years, and taught these skills in adult education classes. She also had a passion for gardening and the natural world, and especially enjoyed the works of Rachel Carson.

She and her husband helped to establish the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Cherry Hill, N.J., in 1956. She was active in her church and in church-related social justice work for the next 35 years, until her move to New Hampshire. She became an active member of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Nashua.

Survivors include three sons and their wives, Stanley of Lexington, Mass., Benjamin of North Hollywood, Calif., and Clarendon (Don) of Merrimack; a daughter, Ellen Griffith Cohen of Bethesda, Md., and her husband; a brother, Robert Bates of Kansas City, Mo.; a sister, Emily Hirsch of Millbrook, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian-Universalist Church in Cherry Hill on Jan. 28, at 2 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to YWCA of the U.S.A. Development Office, 350 Fifth Ave., Suite 301, New York, NY 10118; or Rachel Carson Council, 8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; or UUSC, 130 Prospect St., Cambridge, MA 02139; or Unitarian-Universalist Church in Cherry Hill, 401 N. Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034.

The DeVito Funeral Home, 761 Mount Auburn St., Watertown, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Johnson
Resident at Villa Crest Retirement Center

Elizabeth (Wiggin) Johnson, 83, of Bedford, died Jan. 4, 2002, at Villa Crest Retirement Center after a period of declining health.

A funeral service was held for family members Jan 7 at Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Manchester.

Spring burial will be in Bedford Centre Cemetery, Bedford.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fire and Rescue Squad of Bedford, 55 Constitution Drive, Bedford 03110.

Susan M. Kilinski
Fitness enthusiast, active in charities

Susan Marie Kilinski, 48, of Dracut, Mass., died Jan. 6, 2002, at her home.

Ms. Kilinski was born March 2, 1953, in Brighton, Mass., daughter of the late Richard S. and Elizabeth (Manning) Kilinski.

Prior to her illness, she had been employed as a licensed physical therapist assistant. Also, she was employed by the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center.

Ms. Kilinski was actively involved in the following charitable organizations: MS Bike Ride, Walk for Hunger and Breast Cancer Walk. In her free time, she enjoyed travel and yoga. She was a health-and-fitness enthusiast who enjoyed mountain biking, rollerblading, kayaking, canoeing and golf. Also, she enjoyed crafts and time spent in the company of family and friends.

She was an active communicant of St. Francis Church in Dracut.

Ms. Kilinski was a 1971 graduate of Westford Academy and a graduate of North Shore Community College, where she majored in the physical therapist assistant program.

Survivors include a son, Michael Dubey of Dracut, with whom she resided; a brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Debra Kilinski of Hollis; three nieces, Kelly and Kasey Kilinski, and Jenn Dubey; her stepmother, Joan Kilinski of Halfmoon Bay, Calif.; and dear friends, Michelle LaRoche of Haverhill, Mass., Lisa Cataldo of Dracut and Janet Wark of Nashua.

The Dracut Funeral Home in Dracut, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Jacqueline Lemay
Attended Manchester’s St. George High School

Jacqueline Lemay, 79, of Fresno, Calif., formerly of Manchester, died Dec. 21, 2001.

She was the daughter of Armand J. Paradis and Juliette (Manseau) Paradis.

She graduated from St. George High School for Girls in Manchester and worked for the telephone company before becoming a homemaker.

Family members include two sons, PeterLemay and Richard Lemay, both of Fresno; a daughter, Debra Lindman of Fresno; three grandchildren; two sisters, Theresa M. (Paradis) Lessard of Bedford, and Maryse Mitchell of Manchester; and nephews, nieces and cousins.

Burial was in Fresno, Calif.

Lawrence F. Leonard
Engineer for Raytheon, member of Mensa

Lawrence F. “Larry” Leonard, 74, of Nashua, died unexpectedly Dec. 29, 2001, at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Mr. Leonard was born Aug. 17, 1927, in Baltimore, son of the late Arthur and Mary (Schnepf) Leonard.

He was the husband of Marguerite (Travers) Leonard, to whom he had been married for 46 years.

Mr. Leonard worked as an engineer for Raytheon in Burlington, Mass., and later as an engineering consultant for the Department of Defense.

He was a member of Mensa, and an avid reader, photographer and ham-radio operator.

Mr. Leonard was an Army veteran, having served during World War II and the Korean War. He graduated from the Army Signal School and the St. Louis Medical Depot Medical Maintenance Course in Kentucky. He then became an instructor of electronics for the Army.

After retirement from the Army, he earned a degree in psychology from the University of Alabama.

Besides his wife, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Michele Leonard of Merrimack; a daughter and her fiancé, Peggy Small and David Severini, both of Amherst; a granddaughter, Alexis Small; and a sister, Dorothy Griffith of Baltimore.

Ernest A. Levesque
Electrician, Navy veteran

Ernest A. Levesque, 67, of Nashua, died Jan. 1, 2002, at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Levesque was born April 16, 1934, in Holyoke, Mass., son of the late Arthur and Emma (Desclos) Levesque. Mr. Levesque had been a longtime resident of Nashua.

He was the husband of Florence C. (Dawson) Levesque, whom he married May 6, 1961.

Mr. Levesque worked for Huff & Gauthier and Sanders Associates as an electrician for more than 20 years.

He was a member of the Nashua Historical Society and had served as chairperson of the research committee. He was also a member of the Nashua Symphony Association and the Nashua Coin Club.

Mr. Levesque was a Korean conflict and Vietnam-era veteran of the Navy. He joined after graduating from high school and served for 22 years. He retired in June 1963 with the rank of electrician’s mate second class.

He was a communicant of Infant Jesus Parish in Nashua, and had served as an usher.

Mr. Levesque graduated from the Nashua Catholic school system.

Besides his wife, survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Peter and Tracy Levesque of Nashua, Will and Sheryl Levesque of Derry and Steven and Melissa Levesque of Merrimack; a daughter, Denise Levesque of Nashua; seven grandchildren, Matt, Taylor and Kelsey Levesque, all of Nashua, Amanda Nichols of Derry, and Adam, Ryan and Matt Dilizi, all of Merrimack; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Roger Levesque of Nashua and Romeo and Rita Levesque of Hudson; two sisters, Doris Levesque of Rochester and Shirley Levesque of Florida; a mother-in-law, Florence Dawson of Nashua; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Infant Jesus Parish in Nashua on Jan. 4. Interment prayers and burial followed at St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider: American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Granite State Chapter, 61 Dublin Avenue, Nashua, NH 03063-2045.

The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Maghakian
Principal at Brookline Elementary School

Richard Maghakian, 54, of 3 Corey Hill Road, Brookline, died Jan. 1, 2002, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

Mr. Maghakian was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Chelsea, Mass., son of Jonathan and Veronica (Kayajanian) Maghakian of Saugus, Mass. He had been a resident of Brookline for the past 28 years and had formerly lived in Saugus.

He was the husband of Evalyn (Hart) Maghakian of Brookline, to whom he had been married for 30 years.

Mr. Maghakian was the principal of the Brookline Elementary School in Brookline for 32 years.

He was a member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals and New Hampshire Association of Elementary School Principals. In addition, he was a member of the American Corvette Club and was active in all Brookline youth sports. He enjoyed golf.

Mr. Maghakian was a 1965 graduate of Saugus High School. He graduated from Salem (Mass.) State College in 1969 and earned his master’s degree in education from Fitchburg (Mass.) State College.

Besides his parents and wife, survivors include three daughters, Lee Ann Lewis of Brookline, Stacy Lynn Maghakian of Merrimack, and Jill Veronica Maghakian of Allentown, Pa.; a granddaughter, Paige E. Lewis of Brookline; a sister, Linda Kervin of Falmouth, Mass.; a brother-in-law, Frederick Hart Sr. of North Attleboro, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Deborah Woods of South Attleboro, Mass.; and nine nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are Thursday, Jan. 3, and Friday, Jan. 4, 6-9 p.m. in The Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Captain Samuel Douglass Academy, Townsend Hill Road, Brookline. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Brookline.

Donations in Mr. Maghakian’s memory may be made to Richard Maghakian Scholarship Fund, c/o Elizabeth Eaton, Brookline Elementary School, PO Box 68, Brookline, NH 03033.

Clarence R. McConney
World War II veteran and member of American Legion

Clarence R. “Mac” McConney, 82, died Jan. 2, 2002, at Catholic Medical Center, after a period of failing health.

He was born in New York City, N.Y., on Feb. 7, 1918, the son of Clarence Sr. and Martha (Reis) McConney.

He lived in Darien, Conn., for many years before moving to Merrimack in 1970.

Mr. McConney graduated from Darien High School in 1938.

During World War II, he served with the U.S. Army.

In his early years, Mr. McConney worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He was an inventory controller with Raytheon Corporation for more than 25 years before his retirement in 1987.

He was a member of the American Legion William H. Jutras Post No. 43, and the Veterans of New Hampshire.

He was an avid cribbage player and was actively involved with the Darien Volunteer Firefighters for 65 years, where he held a lifetime associate membership.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Ruth Kuegel, who died in 1971.

Family members include his wife, Lillian (Mores) McConney of Merrimack; two step-daughters, Susan Weeks of Worcester, Mass., and Laurie Morin of Pembroke; four step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

After cremation, a memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Urn burial will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester.

Memorial donations may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.

Davis B. McKee Jr.
Served in Navy during World War II

Davis B. McKee Jr., 80, of Bedford, died Jan. 2, 2002, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.

He was born April 8, 1921, in Andover, Mass., the son of Davis B. Sr., and Mary (Moore) McKee.

He lived in Massachusetts before moving to Bedford in 1966.

Mr. McKee served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was employed as a union carpenter in Local 625, Manchester. He was a graduate of St. Anselm College in Goffstown and also a long-time member of St. Matthew Episcopal Church of Goffstown.

He was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Martin) McKee, in 1988.

Family members include two daughters, Linda Karen McKee of Jonesboro, Ga., and Leslie Buchanan of Manchester; two sons, Davis B. McKee III of Bedford and Guy Martin McKee of Manchester; two sisters, Alice Irene McKee of Andover, Mass., and Mary McKee Walsh of Atkinson; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces nephews and cousins.

The funeral service was held Jan. 5 at St. Matthew Episcopal Church in Goffstown. The Rev. William Exner officiated. Burial was Jan. 7 in the Ridgewood Cemetery of North Andover, Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

For more information or to sign an online guestbook, go to www.legacycom.

Alphonse Migneault
Worked 47 years at J.F. McElwain Shoe Co.

Alphonse Migneault, 93, of Nashua, died Jan. 3, 2002, at Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare in Nashua.

Mr. Migneault was born May 18, 1908, in Canada, son of the late Joseph and Alvine (Migneault) Migneault. He had been a resident of Nashua for most of his life.

He was educated in Canada, and had worked for 47 years at J.F. McElwain Shoe Co. in Nashua. He was a communicant of St. Louis de Gonzague Church in Nashua.

He was the widower of Therese (Jodoin) Migneault, who died April 29, 1979.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, including Gerard “Jerry” and Barbara Migneault of Nashua, and Leo and Celyne Migneault of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Giselle Vaillancourt of Merrimack; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gerard Migneault of Manchester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The St. Laurent Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Barbara Ann Moulton
Graduate of Amherst High School

Barbara Ann Moulton, 81, of South Windham, Maine, died Jan. 4, 2002, at her home.

She was born in Winthrop, Mass., the daughter of John and Margaret Bruce Murphy.

She made her home for many years in Amherst, graduating from Amherst High School in 1938, and then attending Machias Normal School, in Macbias, Maine.

She maintained contact over the years with friends from elementary school, high school and college. She will be missed by many.

She has been a resident of Windham, Maine, for 21 years, where she lived with her husband, Epworth, and son, Jayson.

She was predeceased by a son, Bruce Merrill.

Surviving her are her husband, Epworth S. Moulton, of Windham; a son, Jayson Moulton, of Windham; a daughter, Carlene Merrill, of Chelmsford, Mass.; four stepsons; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be scheduled at a later date at Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations may be made to either The American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, Inc., 20 Winter St., Augusta, Maine 04330; or the American Diabetes Association, Maine Memorial Processing Center, P0 Box 31160, Hartford, CT 05150-1160.

Arrangements are by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, Windham, Maine.

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Rita R. Potter
Was member of St. Patrick Church

Rita R. Potter, 82, of Ocala, Fla., formerly of Nashua, died Dec. 3, 2001, at St. Petersburg General Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Mrs. Potter was born May 20, 1919, in Nashua, daughter of the late Adelard and Philomene (Morency) Ouellette. She was a resident of Nashua for most of her life until moving to Florida.

She was the widow of George S. Potter, who died July 16, 1981.

Mrs. Potter was a dedicated homemaker and mother.

While in Nashua, she was a communicant of St. Patrick Church.

Mrs. Potter was predeceased by a son, James G. Hackett, and a brother, Adrian Ouellette.

Survivors include a daughter and son in-law, Theresa and Arthur Massood of Nashua; three grandchildren, Dawn-Marie Delucchi and her husband, John, of Concord, Calif., Paula Massood and her husband, Matthew Goldie, of New York City, and Christus Massood and his wife, Judith, of Wilton; a great-grandson, Nathan Banks of Concord, Calif.; two sisters, Rachel Bibeau and Muriel Bouchard of Nashua; and several nieces and nephews.

The St. Laurent Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of the arrangements.

Estelle Shakin
Former children’s clothing designer

Estelle Shakin, 85, of Atherton Lane, Amherst, died Dec. 31, 2001, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Shakin was born on March 22, 1916, in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Isadore and Sarah (Rubin) Blum. She was a resident of New York before moving to Amherst in 1986. Before her retirement, Mrs. Shakin was a children’s clothing designer for several companies.

She was the wife of George Shakin of Amherst.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Daniel and Paul Blum.

In addition to her husband, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Paul Burkhardt of Milford; two grandchildren, Justin and Lindsey Burkhardt; a sister, Beatrice Kern of San Jose, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews

The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack was in charge of arrangements.

Donna Rae Theodore
Lifelong resident of Nashua

Donna Rae (Goding) Theodore, 57, of Nashua, died Jan. 2, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Theodore was born Dec. 16, 1944, in Nashua, daughter of Ann (Heaps) Goding of Lyndeborough and the late Frank H. Goding. She attended Nashua schools.

She was the wife of Louie Theodore. Their 39th wedding anniversary would have been Feb. 14.

Mrs. Theodore co-owned Roland’s Variety Store on Kinsley Street in Nashua for the past four years. Previously, she had been a homemaker. She was a former member of Nashua React, and she enjoyed her family and grandchildren.

Mrs. Theodore was a former member of the United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Theodore was predeceased by a brother, William Goding; and a sister, Barbara Guay.

Besides her mother and husband, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nicole Lynn and Robert Tibbo of Nashua; two grandchildren; five brothers and two sisters-in-law, Frank and Debra Goding of Milford, Robert and Terri-Lee Goding of Lyndeborough, Bruce Goding of Wilton, Joseph Goding of Nashua and John Goding of Warren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Norma and Richard Hart of Nashua, Eleanor and John Bealand of Nashua and Marion Foucher of Springfield, Mass.; and two aunts, Mildred Provasoli of Milford and Gertrude Leonard of Nashua.

The Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.


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