Miscellaneous Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Obituaries


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Norman E. Brown
Leaves a son in Milford
Norman Everett Brown, 68, of Mt. Carmel, Ill., died Feb. 13, 2002, at his home.

He was born July 12, 1933, in Somerville, Mass., son of the late Everett and Gladys (Sweet) Brown.

He was the husband of Margie (Connolly) Brown of Mt. Carmel, Ill., to whom he had been married for 23 years

Mr. Brown was an instructor at Wabash Valley College, where he taught psychology and world geography for several years. He also held the positions of dean of students at Wabash Valley College and coordinator of admissions at the N.H. Vocational Community College in both Nashua and Berlin. Prior to that he was a guidance counselor, school board committee member and history teacher at Merrimack High School.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

Mr. Brown received his associate’s degree in arts, bachelor of science degree and master’s degree in education from Boston University. He did post-graduate studies at Boston University, Rivier College and University of New Hampshire.

Survivors include five sons, N. Daniel Brown of Milford, Gary P. Salamanca of New York, Carl E. Brown of Ft. Payne, Ala., K. Scott Brown of Richmond, Va., and Eric A. Brown of Cambridge, N.Y.; a daughter, Linda C. Hall of Chandler, Ariz.; a brother, Harvey C. Brown of Cambridge, Mass.; two sisters, Joan Jenkins of Lexington, Mass., and Carol Ring of Wakefield, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Willie Enos of Manchester; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in the The George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powderhouse Square) Somerville, Mass., today (Wednesday, Jan. 20), at 10 a.m. followed by interment in Puritan Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, Mass. at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017 or Huntington’s Disease Society, 732 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118.

Llewellyn G. Chadbourne
Chemist, Army veteran
Llewellyn G. “Lew” Chadbourne, 69, of 504 Nashua St., Milford, died Feb. 14, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua after a brief illness.

He was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Salem, Mass., son of the late Francis H. and Ruth (Gilpin) Chadbourne. A resident of Milford for the past four years, he had previously lived in Campton for seven years and Nashua for 13 years.

He was the widower of Mary Jo (Sullivan) Chadbourne, who died July 3, 1978.

He was educated in Ipswich (Mass.) High School and continued his education at Merrimack College in Andover, Mass., receiving a bachelor of science in chemistry.

Mr. Chadbourne was a chemist and for 10 years had worked for Labelon Corp. in New York. While there, he was one of the four people who developed carbonless paper. He also worked at Nashua Corp. for five years. Upon leaving Nashua Corp., he was manager at a Nashua Mobil station for 5 or 6 years.

He was a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and was an avid reader, especially military history. He had also written a book, “I Christen Thee”, which involved the naming of ships.

While living in Nashua, he had been an active member of Parish of the Resurrection, and had taught in the junior high religious education program for a number of years.

Mr. Chadbourne was an Army veteran, having served in the chemical corps during the years after the Korean War.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael S. and Diane Chadbourne and Christopher G. and Karen Chadbourne, all of Nashua; two daughters and a son-in-law, Elizabeth Chadbourne and Benjamin Dibble of Hudson and Laurie G. Chadbourne of Milford; four grandchildren, Peter and William Dibble of Hudson, and Sarah and Laura Chadbourne of Nashua; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary E. Hall of Rumney and Laura and Paul Parent of Salem, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 18. Interment prayers and burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to the Veterans Administration Medical Center, 718 Smyth Road, Manchester, NH 03104.

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

Angelina M. Couture, Fairfield, Conn.
Employee of Allan Nevis Insurance
Angelina M. Couture, 86, of Fairfield, Conn., died Feb. 13, 2002, in Henderson, Nev., after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Couture was born July 5, 1915, in Manchester, daughter of Albert and Rose (Gagne) Vallee. She moved to Connecticut in 1956 and, for the past several months, had lived with her daughter in Las Vegas.

She was the widow of Armand A. Couture, who died in 1951.

Mrs. Couture worked as an insurance underwriter for Allan Nevis Insurance for many years.

Survivors include a son, Fernand Couture of Riverside, Conn.; three daughters, Annette Bisceglia of Las Vegas, Jeannine Garlock of Milford, Conn., and Therese Toth of Hollis; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

The Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory in Manchester is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn D. Fitts
Resident of Merrimack
Evelyn D. Fitts, 89, of 27 Valleyview Drive, Merrimack, died Feb. 14, 2002, at her home after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Fitts was born June 3, 1912, in Lyndon, Vt., daughter of the late Peter F. and Elia (Tetrault) Daigle. She formerly lived in Plainfield.

She was the widow of Fred Fitts.

Mrs. Fitts was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack.

Besides her husband, she was pre-deceased by two brothers, Paul and Leo Daigle; and four sisters, Corrinne Blake, Leona Greenwood, Annoitte Atherton and Anita Cushing.

Survivors include two daughters, Gail Bennett of Harrisville, R.I., and Mary Fitts of Merrimack, four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Merrimack on Jan. 18.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 360 Rte. 101, Bedford, NH 03110; or to the Arthritis Foundation of Northern NE, 6 Chenell Dr. Concord, NH 03301.

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

John J. Grimolizzi
Avid outdoorsman and pilot
John J. “John Grim” Grimolizzi, 70, of Nashua, died Feb. 16, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Grimolizzi was born Nov. 19, 1931, in Lowell, Mass., son of the late Vincenzo Antonio and Elisa (Tuccerlli) Grimolizzi. He resided in Lowell during his youth, and moved to Nashua in 1966.

Mr. Grimolizzi was educated in Lowell schools and graduated from Lowell High School in 1950. During high school, he was a boy officer in the first regiment of the ROTC program. He also attended Penn State University at University Park, Pa.

Mr. Grimolizzi began working as a draftsman for the Courier Citizen, and with Sanders Associates for several years. He later was an automotive salesman in Nashua and also worked as an account executive for radio station WSMN, and the 1590 Broadcaster. For many years, he was also an antiques dealer.

He was the husband of Gwendolyn (O’Brien) Grimolizzi of Nashua. They were married in Lowell on June 11, 1966, and would have celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary in June.

An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and hunting and had a passion for airplanes. Mr. Grimolizzi had received a pilot’s license.

Mr. Grimolizzi was an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Michael, Daniel and Marty Grimolizzi.

Besides his wife, survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Heidi Grimolizzi of Nashua, Heather and Charlie Clement of Milford and Wendy and Scott Freeman of Merrimack; two grandchildren, Tyler Evan Clement and Holly Marie Freeman; a sister, Alice Grimolizzi of Lowell, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

A Gravesite Service will take place at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne today (Wednesday, Feb. 20).

The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Charles W. Kierstead
Veteran of the Army Air Forces
Charles W. Kierstead, 75, of Hudson, died Feb. 9, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

He was born Dec. 23, 1926, in Everett, Mass., son of the late Thomas and Lillian (Brown) Kierstead. A resident of Hudson since 1978, he had previously lived in Litchfield since 1965.

Mr. Kierstead was educated in Dracut, Mass.

He was the husband of Mary (LeRiche) Kierstead Charles, whom he married Sept. 7, 1946.

For more than 35 years prior to his retirement, Mr. Kierstead had been the owner/operator of A-one Roofing Co. of Brookline, Mass.

He was a member and past president of the Hudson Lions Club; member and past commander of Hudson Post 48, American Legion; and a life member of Nashua Lodge 720, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Mr. Kierstead was a veteran of the Army Air Forces, having served in 1946 at the end of World War II.

He had attended the Community Chapel (Church of the Nazarene) in Nashua.

He was predeceased by a brother, Ross E. Kierstead, who died in 1987; and several sisters.

Besides his wife, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Linda Kierstead of Litchfield; two daughters and a son-in-law, Karen and David Burnell of Hudson and Charlene Smith of Merrimack; four grandchildren, Keith Kierstead of Milford, Kevin Kierstead of Litchfield, and Heather and Timothy Burnell of Hudson; three great-granchildren, Kimberly Kierstead of Litchfield, and Hannah Kierstead and Lindsey Catalano, both of Milford; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas “Tim” and Rita Kierstead of Litchfield, three sisters, Majorie Dufour of Hudson, Faith Salvatore of Las Vegas and Eva Fortier of Maine; a sister-in-law, Gladys Kierstead of Hudson; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held in The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua today (Wednesday, Feb. 13) at 1 p.m. Friends are invited to attend. Interment prayers and burial will follow immediately in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Diabetes Associations, 249 Canal St., Manchester NH 03101.

Nelson Klose
Authored several books on American history
Dr. Nelson Klose died Feb. 5, 2002, at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, after a short illness.

He was born July 22, 1914, in Bertram Texas, the son of Herman Otto Klose and Katherine Marie (Chance) Klose.

He graduated from the University of Texas with a master’s degree in history and economics. After teaching for two years, he began his graduate work toward his doctorate in history.

Interrupted by the World War II, Dr. Klose enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in the Pacific Theatre as Communications Officer aboard ship. He was discharged from the service in March 1946 as a lieutenant.

Dr. Nelson then completed requirements for his Ph.D. at the University of Texas in Austin. and moved to Washington, D.C. He taught at the University of Maryland and Central State College in Oklahoma. He moved to California and taught at San Jose State University and retired as a professor in January 1973.

Dr. Klose authored several books on American history and was considered an expert on the introduction of agricultural species into the western United States.

He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Bradley Klose; two adopted daughters, Watson and Catherine Theobald; stepchildren Shaun Welch, Mark Bradley, Janet Christopher and Katherine Bradley; a brother, Wilson Klose of Austin, Texas; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday, Feb. 9 at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Wilton Center.

The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.

Manuel P. Nobrega
Dedicated volunteer in Chelmsford, Mass.
Manuel P. Nobrega of Milford died Feb. 14, 2002, at the Milford Medical Center.

Mr. Nobrega was born in Funchal, Medeira Island, Portugal, son of the late Miguel and Mathilda Nobrega. He lived most of his life in Chelmsford, Mass.

He was the husband of Marjorie T. (Dockett) Nobrega.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Nobrega was the owner of The Worthmore Dairy Farm in Chelmsford, and was more recently employed by Kings Warehouse in Chelmsford.

He was a dedicated volunteer for elderly services in Chelmsford.

Mr. Nobrega attended local schools and graduated from Lowell (Mass.) Technological Institute.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Bella McNamara and Mary McLean.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Walter and Judy Nobrega of Lake Forest, Calif., and Frank E. and Barbara Nobrega of Lowell; a daughter, Dorothy M. Taylor of Milford; a sister, Hilda Braga of Chelmsford; six grandchildren, Frank Nobrega of Lowell, Mary Jo Matroni of Hampden, Mass., Anthony Nobrega of Lowell, Joseph Nobrega of Virginia, and Robert and Lisa Nobrega of California; four stepchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The Fay McCabe Funeral Home in Lowell is in charge of arrangements.

Albert Person
Volunteer at St. Patrick Church
Albert Persons, of Milford and formerly of Northborough, Mass., died Feb. 7, 2002, at his home after being stricken suddenly.

Born in Chelsea, Mass., he was the son of the late Albert E. and Marie (Cox) Person, who died in January 2002.

Mr. Person was a graduate of Algonquin Regional High School in Northborough, Mass., and Gregory College in Oklahoma.

Following his retirement, he moved to New Hampshire and spent much of his time volunteering for St. Patrick Catholic Church in Milford.

He is survived by a son, Sean Person, of Milford; a brother, Richard Person of Newburyport, Mass.; two sisters, Kathleen Bradley of Medford, Mass., and Mary Ellen Leighton of Franklin, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held Feb. 9 at the Howard Street Cemetery in Northborough.

The Leland Hays Funeral Home in Northborough, Mass., was in charge of arrangements.

Rosemary H. Reuter
Communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church
Rosemary H. Reuter, 80, of Merrimack, died Feb. 16, 2002 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.

Mrs. Reuter was born June 5, 1921, in Chicago, Ill., a daughter of Frederick and Helen (Hayes) Dempsey. She had been a resident of Merrimack for more than 15 years.

She was the wife of Frank Reuter of Merrimack.

Mrs. Reuter was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church.

Besides her husband, survivors include a son, Michael Reuter of Merrimack; two grandchildren, Casey Reuter of Northborough, Mass., and Danielle Reuter of Nashua; a sister, Joyce McLaughlin of Greenville, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date.

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

George L. Rippon
Resided in Brookline for over 50 years
George L. Rippon, 94, resident of New Ipswich, died Feb. 18, 2002, at Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough, after a short illness.

He was born in Lynn, Mass., on Jan. 9, 1908, a son of the late Richard and Ellen R. (Mayers) Rippon.

Mr. Rippon had been a resident of New Ipswich for the past six years, and had formerly resided in Brookline for more than 50 years.

Family members include his wife of over 60 years, Jeanne E. (Raymond) Rippon of Jaffrey; four stepchildren, Jeanne Corey of New Port Richey, Fla., Ruth Hubbard of Lynn, Mass., Robert B. Gay Sr. and Richard Gay, both of Milford; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no funeral services. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Brookline in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Home, 20 Plantation Dr., Jaffrey, NH 03452.

Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Walter A. Rodriguez
1994 graduate of Souhegan High School
Walter A. Rodriguez, 25, died tragically in Boston on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002.

Mr. Rodriguez was the son of Carole N. Rodriguez of Canyon Country, Calif., and Hugo E. Rodriguez of Francestown, and the grandson of Elnora Thompson of Pacific Palisades, Calif.

Mr. Rodriguez was born April 25, 1976, in Nashua, where he attended Broad Street School until moving to Amherst in 1984. He graduated from Souhegan High School in 1994, and was an active and respected member of the Transition Team and later a founding father of the Community Council as described by the Dean of Students at that time.

He was also particularly proud to be goalkeeper for the varsity soccer team. Mr. Rodriguez went on to Dartmouth College, participating in numerous Foreign Study Abroad programs. He graduated with a major in Spanish Literature in 1998.

At the time of his death he was co-founder, along with his brother, Michael Enrique, of the translation company, Grammaton, and was energetically working to build his client base. He continued participating in many different sports, and was the goalkeeper for the Grammaton soccer team he formed.

Mr. Rodriguez exited a life filled with tremendous achievements in academics, business and sports.

He had lived with Michael Enrique in Burlington, Mass., since 1998.

Survivors include two brothers, Ivan J. Castro, M.D., of Winter Park, Fla., and Michael E. Rodriguez, M.C.E.,of Burlington, Mass.; a sister, Nora V. Castro, C.F.A., of Valencia, Calif.; nieces Gabriella N. Castro and Marisa L. Castro, of Winter Park, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, both in the U.S. and.

A memorial service was held Feb. 6, at Commonwealth Cremation Service in Brighton, Mass. More than a hundred family, high school and college classmates, and friends attended and spoke of how Mr. Rodriguez brought them special happiness.

Memorial donations may be forwarded to Michael Enrique Rodriguez, 137 Cambridge St., Burlington, MA 01803-3711. This fund will benefit those who were in attendance in Boston at the time of death.

Dorothy T. Rogers
Temple children knew her as ‘Dot’
Dorothy Teresa Rogers, 75, died Feb. 9, 2002, at the home of her daughter, Niki McGettigan, in Temple.

She was loved by all and mirrored the image of St. Francis in that she was the giver. She many of hours volunteering to the elementary school and organizations as well as to family and friends.

Mrs. Rogers was born on Oct. 4,1926, in Somerville, Mass., the daughter of Molly (Keane) and Daniel Dolan. She worked many years as a supervisor of the checklist for city of Rochester, and was an accountant at a local business and radio station. She was co-owner with her husband and son, of Rogers Sign Company in Rochester, before moving to Temple 12 years ago.

Mrs. Rogers was a volunteer in Temple Elementary School, reading to first-graders every day for nearly 12 years, and a volunteer for Andy’s Summer Playhouse in the summer as well as attending all the shows. She also was a board member of Monadnock Arts-in-Education, took an active part in the Temple community.

Mrs. Rogers loved to travel and enjoyed going to New York City with her grandson and went to many Broadway plays.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard M. Rogers, who died in 1985. She is survived by two daughters, Niki McGettigan of Temple, and Teresa Pihi of Manchester; a son, Rick Rogers of Rochester; a sister, Evelyn Maxfield of Rochester; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a nephew.

A Service of Remembrance was celebrated Feb. 13 at the Jellison Funeral Home in Peterborough. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Feb. 14 in St. Peter’s Church in Peterborough. Celebrant was Father Kelley. Burial will be in the spring in Rochester.

A reception will held at the Temple Elementary School, Route 45, Temple, New Hampshire immediately following the funeral mass.

Memorial gifts may be made to Andy’s Summer Playhouse, Wilton, NH 03086; Hospice of Peterborough; or the Cancer Foundation.

Roger L. Stearns
Worked at Granite Industrial Trucks for 24 years
Roger Langdon Stearns, 78, of Brookline, died Feb. 12, 2002, after a brief illness.

Mr. Stearns was born Jan. 21, 1924, in New Boston, son of the late Langdon W. and Esther M. (Smith) Stearns.

He was the husband of Thelma (Glover) Stearns, to whom he had been married for almost 56 years.

Mr. Stearns worked at Granite Industrial Trucks for 24 years, retiring in 1992. Previously, he was an auto mechanic and a truck driver.

In his earlier years, he liked hunting and fishing. Also, he enjoyed traveling, doing puzzles, taking his family for rides and telling them stories of his childhood.

Mr. Stearns was predeceased by four sisters, Luna Abeels, Evelyn Rau, Barbara Johnson and Eileen Jobins.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, David R. and Gale Stearns of Milford and Dean R. and Karen Stearns of Merrimack; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Roland Wheeler of Franklin; 10 grandchildren, Jim Wheeler of Amherst, Sheri Skelly of Wilton, Michael Wheeler of Weare, Jessica Stearns and Jason Stearns, both of Merrimack, Rachael Stearns, Brien Stearns, Shawn Stearns and Meagan Stearns, all of North Berwick, Maine, and Nathan Stearns of Milford; three great-grandchildren, Shelby Wheeler of Amherst and Olivia Skelly and Emma Skelly, both of Wilton; four sisters, Eunice Gray of Manchester, Jane Piecuch of Sanford, Fla., Elizabeth Frye of Wilton and Leslie Mason of Milford; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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