Miscellaneous Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Obituaries


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Goldie M. Budro
Longtime resident of Amherst

Goldie M. (Scott) Budro, 92, of Mont Vernon Road, Amherst, died Feb. 18, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Budro was born May 30, 1909, in Jacksonville, Maine, daughter of the late Everett C. and Abigail (Burton) Scott. She was a longtime resident of Amherst.

She was the widow of Earl Budro.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Earl L. Jr. and Claire Budro of Amherst; a daughter, Carol A. Budro of Amherst; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Janice Caliri
Lifelong equestrian enthusiast

Janice (Chiarenza) Caliri, 46, of Livermore, Calif., died Jan. 19, 2002, after a six-year battle with breast cancer.

Mrs. Caliri was born in Lawrence, Mass., daughter of Mildred Chiarenza of Methuen, Mass., and the late Sam G. Chiarenza. She had lived in California for 24 years.

She was the wife of Paul C. Caliri, with whom she would have celebrated their 25th anniversary this year.

For the past eight years, Mrs. Caliri was a jewelry merchandiser for 1928 Jewelry Co.

She was a lifelong equestrian enthusiast and a member of the California Dressage Association. Her love of the sport involved her in many award-winning competitions. During her illness, she found peace and solace in Kauai.

Mrs. Caliri attended school in Methuen and graduated from Tenney High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Bridgewater State College.

Besides her husband and mother, survivors include three sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Thomas Mortimer of Amherst, Phyllis and Raymond Cabana of Middleboro, Mass., and Carol and James Angle of Pepperell, Mass.; nieces and nephews, including Scott and Molly Mortimer of Merrimack, Kevin Mortimer of Waltham, Mass., Greg Cabana of Boston, Beth and Joseph Carriuollo of Middleboro, Lisa and Garren Walters of Nashua, and Laura Angle of Pepperell; and several aunts and cousins.

Interment of her ashes will take place at a private ceremony this spring.

Ronald M. Dion
Former employee of Batesville Casket Co.

Ronald M. Dion, 69, of Nashua, died Feb. 21, 2002, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

Mr. Dion was born May 15, 1932, in Charterville, Canada, son of the late Philippe and Dorila (Sicard) Dion. He was a longtime resident of Nashua.

He was the husband of Cecile (Charest) Dion.

Mr. Dion had been employed by Batesville Casket Co. for many years.

He was a third degree knight with the Knights of Columbus Council No. 122, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.

Mr. Dion was a communicant of St. Louis de Gonzague Church.

He was predeceased by a sister, Irene Dion.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald Dion and Beth Fichtner of Nashua and Denis and Audrey Dion of Penacook; three daughters and sons-in-law, Doris and Jason Berry of Andover, Denise Dion and Doug Jones of Merrimack and Diane Dion and Ronald Ricard of Hudson; 10 grandchildren, Victoria, Kathleen, Amanda, Diane, Christina, Steven, Alisha, Tasha, Chelsea and T.J.; five brothers, Lucien Dion of Mt. Orford, Canada, Paul Dion of Charterville, Roger Dion of Nashua, Marcel Dion of Berlin and Gilbert Dion of Hereford, Canada; three sisters, Pauline St. Onge of Bristol, Conn., Oliva Dion of Sherbrook, Canada, and Rejeanne Gregoire of Colebrook; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Dan D. Doherty Jr.
Chair of Bethany Covenant Church

Dan D. Doherty Jr., 48, of Bedford, died Feb. 17, 2002, in a Manchester hospital.

He was born on Oct. 23, 1953, in Providence, R.I., the son of Dan D. Doherty Sr. and Elaine (Dudley) Doherty.

Mr. Doherty grew up in Sterling, Mass., and was a 1971 graduate of Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, Mass.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree in natural sciences from Assumption College of Worcester, Mass., and attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he completed a master’s degree in biomedical engineering.

Mr. Doherty spent 16 years at Digital Equipment Corp. of Nashua, where he was a software engineering manager. It was also during that time that he lived in Scotland for three years. He became vice president of engineering at Kronos Inc. until his current position of director of application of engineer.

He had resided in Bedford the past 18 years where he was a member of Bethany Covenant Church and was chair of the church and the building committee.

He worked hard at being a good husband and father and enjoyed the outdoors.

The family includes his wife of 27 years, Beverly A. (Taipale) Doherty; a son, U.S. Army Specialist Mathew T. Doherty of Fort Hood, Texas; a daughter, Meghan L. Doherty of Bedford; two sisters, Doriaine Nanry of Ohio, and Allison Mallaber of Morrison, Colo.; two brothers, George Oram of Ocala, Fla., and James Oram of California; and uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Feb. 21 in Bethany Covenant Church in Bedford. The Rev. Robert V. Bergquist officiated. Spring burial will be in Bedford Center Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Covenant Church, One Covenant Way, Bedford, NH 03110-5125.

The Goodwin Funeral Home in Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.

Francis F. Doyle
Army veteran, later working at Hendrix Wire and Cable

Francis Edward “Frank” Doyle passed away at home in Greensboro, N.C., on Feb. 21, 2002, after long illness.

He was born in Dorchester, Mass., on July 15, 1910.

Mr. Doyle graduated form the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a degree in general engineering.

Mr. Doyle served as Commanding Officer of the Lake City Ordnance Plant in Kansas City, Mo., and other U.S. posts during World War II. He was recalled to the U.S. Army in 1951 and served at Watertown, Mass., and Seoul South Korea, as a contracting officer.

Mr. Doyle joined Simplex Wire and Cable Co. in Portsmouth, after the completion of his military service. He later joined Hendrix Wire and Cable Co., in Milford.

After his retirement in 1983, he moved to Greensboro, N.C.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Margaret “Maggie” Freel Doyle; a son, F. Michael Doyle, and wife, Judy, of Millersville Md.; a daughter, Judith Doyle, of Reston, Va.; and two sisters, Anna Russo, of Raynham, Mass., and Marion Tourville of Milton, Mass.

A Memorial Mass was held at St. Paul the Apostle Church on Feb. 25.

Donations can be made to Hospice of Greensboro, 2500 Summit Ave., Greensboro, NC 27405; or Room at the Inn, 122 North Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401.

Arrangements were made through Hanes Lineberry Funeral Homes North Elm Chapel, Greensboro, N.C.

Helen T. Fischer
Secretary to registrar of St. Anselm College

Helen T. Fischer, 74, of Manchester, died Feb. 17, 2002, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Fischer was born in Manchester on Aug. 18, 1927, the daughter of Louis N. and Agnes (Kelly) Tardiff. She attended local schools and graduated from Manchester West High School, class of 1945.

She was a secretary to the registrar of St. Anselm College for 27 years, retiring in 1995.

She was a lifelong communicant of St. Raphael Church and was a charter member and past president of the woman’s guild at St. Raphael.

She was predeceased by her husband, Alwin “Al” H. Fischer, in 1996.

The family includes three sons, Robert K. Fischer of South China, Maine; Russell J. Fischer of Deny, and Richard A. Fisher of Vernon, Conn.; two daughters, Barbara A. Fischer of Manchester, and Mrs. Jeffrey (Nancy J.) Peach of Bedford; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral liturgy was celebrated Feb. 21 in the Abbey Church at St. Anselm College, followed by burial in the family lot at St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.

Memorial donations may be made to the Geisel Library at St. Anselm College, 100 St. Anselm Drive, Manchester, NH 03102.

The Bykowski & Young Funeral Home in Manchester was in charge of arrangements.

Michael E. Fritz
Graduate of Milford High School

Michael E. Fritz, 33, of Horace Greeley Road, Amherst, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

Mr. Fritz was born June 21, 1968, in Concord, Mass., son of John E. Fritz of Salem, Mass., and Rosemarie (Riggi) Fritz of Amherst. He had been a resident of Amherst for many years, and had formerly resided in Milford.

Mr. Fritz was a graduate of Milford High School and attended Keene State College in Keene.

He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed snowmobiling and four-wheeling. He also loved animals.

Besides his parents, survivors include a stepfather, Phillip Monagle of Amherst; a stepmother, Rosemary Fritz of Salem, Mass.; his fiancee, Christina A. Colburn of Amherst; a paternal grandmother, Marion Fritz of Epping; four brothers, John R. Fritz of Francestown, Adam A. Fritz of Salem, Mass., Stephen King of New York and Thomas King of Jaffrey; two sisters, Jaclyn Fritz of Londonderry and Christine Monagle of Nashua; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Feb. 25 in St. Patrick’s Church, Milford. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.

Memorial donations may be made to The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis 1095 North West 14th Terrace, Miami, FL 33136.

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

Charles A. Georgoulakos
Infant son

Charles Angel Georgoulakos died Feb. 14, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

He was born Feb. 14, 2002, infant son of Charles Georgoulakos III and Kallie Dawn-Marie Davis of Milford.

Besides his parents, survivors include a brother, Dustin Abare; two sisters, Larissa and Mikayla Georgoulakos of Milford; paternal grandparents, Charles Jr. and Cheryl Georgoulakos of Amherst; maternal grandparents, Brian Davis of Harrisville and Joyce Davis of Dublin; paternal great-grandmother, Marie Pappas of Woburn, Mass.; maternal great-grandparents, Estelle Davis of Harrisville and Richard and Agnes Shovan of Keene; an uncle, Desmond Davis of Harrisville; three aunts, Marie Barnes of Manchester, Elena Emory of Saugus, Mass., and Kasi Davis of Dublin.

Infant Charles Angel Georgoulakos will be buried today (Wednesday, Feb. 27), at 10 a.m., at Riverside Cemetery, Nashua Street, Milford. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery.

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

Elizabeth A. Harding
Operated foster home and worked at Moulton’s Market many years

Elizabeth A. “Betty” Harding, 80, of Amherst, died Feb. 23, 2002, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Milford.

She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Sept. 19, 1921, the daughter of the late Howard and Margurite (Seale) Hurcomb,

Mrs. Harding resided in Center Moriches, Long Island, N.Y., until moving to Amherst in 1942.

Prior to her retirement in 1993, she had been employed at Moulton’s Market (Village Green Market), Amherst, for 19 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Harding operated a foster home known as Harbrook in Amherst from 1945-1952.

Mrs. Harding was active in AARP and BPW. In addition, she volunteered many years as a snack bar hostess for Nashua Memorial Hospital and Elliot Hospital, Manchester. She also had worked as a home health aide for the Visiting Nurses Association.

She was a member and former deaconess of the Congregational Church of Amherst and a member of the Women’s Association.

She was predeceased by her husband, Herbert I. Harding, Sr., who died in 1978 and a brother, Howard E. Hurcomb, who died in 1977.

Family members include a daughter and son-in-law, Judith A. and Robert W. Hakala of Marlborough; a son and daughter-in-law, Herbert I. Jr. and Ruth Harding of Milford; many “foster sons,” including L. William Sweezy and Cameron Sweezy, both of Manchester; four grandchildren, Lisa Belletete, Debra Glen, Jonathan Harding and Christopher Harding; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours are today (Wednesday, Feb. 27), from 6-9 p.m., in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in The Congregational Church of Amherst, 11 Church Street, Amherst. Burial will be in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst, in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to the Souhegan Nursing Association, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055; or The Congregational Church of Amherst, Memorial Fund, 11 Church Street, Amherst, NH 03031.

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

Clara A. Jolin
Avid snowshoer, enjoyed traveling and camping

Clara Adeline (Vallee) Jolin, 84, died Feb. 19, 2002, at Elliot Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She was born in Manchester on Sept. 2, 1917, the daughter of Francois and Rose-Anna (Pouliot) Vallee.

She was educated the local school system and was a lifelong resident of Manchester.

Prior to becoming disabled, she had operated her own cleaning business.

Mrs. Jolin had seven children and cared for eight elderly individuals in her home during the 1950s.

She was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, where she held a lifetime membership in the St. Anne Sodality.

She was also a lifetime member of the Alpine Club, where she held various positions, including vice president, and served on the board of directors of the Women’s Auxiliary. She held membership in Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

Mrs. Jolin was an active snowshoer until she was 82 years old, and was the recipient of many awards. She held membership in the Regional Snowshoers Union Inc., Canada, the Raquetteurs International Snowshoers, and the Association Canadienne and Union Americaine.

She received many trophies for her accomplishments in bowling, darts, shuffleboard and bumper-pool. She also enjoyed traveling to Europe and was an avid camper.

Family members include six children, Marie-Annette Bilodeau of Merrimack, Antonio Jolin, formerly of Manchester, Claire T. Lemieux of Allenstown, Aime F. Jolin of Manchester, Flora Richards of Exeter, Dorothy E. Brown of Oceano Calif.; 15 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren; a sister, Regina Paquette of Manchester; and several nephews, nieces, and cousins.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 23 in Our Lady of Mercy Church Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack, with the Rev. Leo LaBlanc officiating. Urn burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Manchester, at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of the Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St., Manchester, NH 03104.

The McHugh Funeral Home, Manchester, handled arrangements.

Robert Kenswil
Book buyer for the Harvard Coop

Robert Kenswil, 88, of Milton, Mass., died Feb. 18, 2002.

Born in Boston, he attended Brookline High School and Boston University.

He was a resident of Milton, Mass. for more than 50 years. Before his retirement, he was the book buyer for the Harvard Coop in Cambridge, Mass.

Family members include his wife of 61 years, Josephine (Silbert); a daughter, Jacqueline Rossier of Merrimack; a son, Lawrence Kenswil of Los Angeles, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in Boston.

Herman Leclair
Foreman at Nashua Mills

Herman Leclair, 94, of Hudson, died Feb. 22, 2002, at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson.

He was born June 10, 1907, in Nashua, son of the late Epiphane and Maria (LaSalle) Leclair.

Mr. Leclair was the widower of Lillian (Lavoie) Leclair, who died in 1993.

Mr. Leclair worked as a foreman at the Nashua Mills for many years. He had also worked at Bemis Paper Mill.

He was a communicant of St. Francis Xavier Church in Nashua.

He was educated in the Nashua school system. After completing his education he moved to Hollis.

Besides his wife, he was predeceased by three brothers Robert Leclair, Ernest Leclair and Paul Leclair; and four sisters, Irene LaViolette, Noella Kurtz, Armandine Askham and Theresa Burelle.

Survivors include two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jeanette and Roger J. Robert of Nashua and Laurette Beals of Hastings, Fla.; seven sisters-in-law, Margaret Lavoie of Hollis, Florette “Flo” Leclair of Merrimack, Ethyline “Lyn” Leclair of Virginia, Fern Seaverns and her husband, Lenny, of Spring Hill, Fla., Doris Rood of New Port Ritchie, Fla., Rachel Lavoie of Nashua and Janet Patterson of Port Ritchie, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Rev. Francis W. Lewis
Professor of education at Fairfield (Conn.) University

The Rev. Francis William Lewis, S.J., 71, of Bridgeport, Conn., and professor of education in the Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions at Fairfield University, died Feb. 15, 2002, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Father Lewis, the son of Frank and Margaret (Tierney) Lewis, was born in East Boston where he attended Star of the Sea School.

After graduating from Boston College High School, he attended Boston College for a year and then entered the Society of Jesus at Shadowbrook in Lenox, Mass., in 1948. The following three years were spent at Shadowbrook completing his novitiate and studying the classics. In 1951, he went to Weston College for philosophy studies, obtaining his bachelor of arts degree in 1953 and his master’s degree in 1954 from Boston College. His three years of regency teaching were spent at Boston College High School. Returning to Weston College, he spent the next four years studying theology.

On June 18, 1960, Father Lewis was ordained by Richard Cardinal Cushing and said his first Mass at Holy Name Church in West Roxbury, Mass. That same year he obtained his master’s degree in education from Boston College. After completing his theological studies, he spent a year in ascetical studies at St. Beuno’s in Wales, which was followed by graduate studies at Harvard University from which he received his doctorate in 1970.

He began his teaching at Fairfield University in 1966 and continued his teaching in the graduate school for the remaining 35 years until his recent illness. During that time, he also served as a resident Jesuit in Claver Hall as well as being a member of the Fairfield Town Holocaust Committee and Operation Hope in Fairfield.

The family includes a sister, Joan (Lewis) Wiggins of Bedford and Sarasota, Fla.; a brother, George L. Lewis of Andover, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral liturgy was held Feb. 20 in the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius on the Fairfield campus. Burial followed at Campion Center in Weston, Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to Fairfield Jesuit Community Scholarship Fund at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT 06430. Arrangements are by the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Trumbull, Conn.

Jane ‘Kazmiera’ Monazynski
85-year resident of Lowell, Mass.

Jane “Kazmiera” (Sudol) Monazynski, 87, of Amherst, died Feb. 22, 2002, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.

Mrs. Monazynski was born April 25, 1914, in Lowell, Mass., daughter of the late John and Anna (Grabiec) Sudol. She was a lifelong resident of Lowell, but moved to Amherst two years ago.

She was the widow of George W. Monazynski.

Mrs. Monazynski was employed as the office manager for the Oblate South African Missions, and then by the city of Lowell as the assistant city auditor until the time of her retirement in 1984.

She was a member of the Holy Trinity Polish Catholic Church in Lowell, as well as a communicant of St. John Neumann Church in Merrimack. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Senior Citizens, the Polish Falcons of America and the Polish National Home Association.

Mrs. Monazynski loved playing the piano.

She was educated in the Lowell school system, graduating from St. Stanislaus Grammar School and Lowell High School in 1930.

Mrs. Monazynski was predeceased by two sisters, Anna (Sophie) and Elvina J. Sudol.

Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law, Martha M. and Francis Welch of Methuen, Mass., Maryanne and John J. Sarro Jr. of Amherst and Janet W. Richardson of Hudson; three grandchildren, Amy (Richarson) Grabowski and her husband, Michael, of Nashua, James Richardson of Nashua and John Peter G. Sarro of Amherst; one great-granddaughter, Mary Helen Grabowski; one brother and sister-in-law, Edward J. and Carolyn Sudol of Lowell; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen and Lee Bye of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Dolores and Francis Trowbridge of Lowell; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held from The Dracut Funeral Home, Dracut, Mass., on Feb. 28, followed by her Funeral Mass,. in the Holy Trinity Polish Church, Lowell. Spring interment will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Lowell.

Those sending an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Stanislaus School, 368 High St., Lowell, MA 01852, or the Community Hospice

R. Warren Pease
Journalist, author of ‘At Large: The Pease Report’

R. Warren Pease, 75, of Peaslee Road, Merrimack, died Feb. 22, 2002, at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Pease was born Dec. 1, 1926, in Great Barrington, Mass., son of the late Robert and Sarah (Handler) Pease. He grew up in Great Barrington, but lived most of his life in Nashua, Bedford and Merrimack.

He was the husband of Nancy (Drouard) Pease of Merrimack, to whom he been married for 42 years.

Mr. Pease was an investigative reporter and the author of a twice-weekly political column, “The State at Large,” during a 13-year career with The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News. After leaving the Union Leader, he worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Boston, then bought and ran several weekly newspapers in New Hampshire with his son Richard, where he continued his “At Large” columns and political commentary. For three years he published “At Large: The Pease Report,” a weekly newsletter focusing on the New Hampshire political scene. In a journalism career that spanned six decades, Pease held positions as editor, reporter, columnist, copy writer and feature reporter.

In recent years, he worked on various writing projects, both fiction and non-fiction, and in 1998 published his memoirs, “Strictly for the Record,” a chronicle of his journalism career at The Union Leader and the various political figures encountered during his news-writing days.

Mr. Pease was a Navy veteran, having served during World War II and achieving the rank of seaman first class. He also served in the Pacific Theater. He was a veteran of the Armed Guard, having participated in the liberation of the Philippines on the S.S. Benjamin Waterhouse and the S.S. Smokey Hill. During his military service, he was a boxer fighting under the moniker “Kid Pease.” In 1945, he was crowned 160-pound boxing champion of the 12th Naval District in San Francisco.

He studied journalism at Michigan State University and Emerson College in Boston.

Mr. Pease was an avid fly fisherman and was secretary of the Nashua Flycasting Association. He was active with the Merrimack Historical Society. He was a lifetime member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and was a student of history, and a lover of animals.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons, Richard Pease of Bedford and Ed Pease of North Andover, Mass.; three grandchildren, Owen Robert Pease of North Andover, Jennifer Donahue of Hooksett and Daniel Reynolds, who is currently serving in the Air Force; a brother, David Pease; and two sisters, Marion Roberts and Sally Arnold.

A private funeral service was held Feb. 27.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Nashua Humane Society, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03064.

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

Ernest Pelletier
Worked at International Shoe Co. and Sanders

Ernest Pelletier, 88, of Crosby Street, Milford, died Feb. 25, 2002, at Harborside Healthcare – Milford.

Mr. Pelletier was born March 23, 1913, in Nashua, son of the late Alfred and Amanda (Lafrance) Pelletier. He was a lifelong resident of Nashua.

He was the husband of Charlotte Carlton-Larouche Pelletier.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Pelletier was employed by International Shoe Co. and Sanders Associates.

He was a communicant of St. Louis de Gonzague Church in Nashua.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ernest Jr. and Michelle Pelletier of Amherst, and Paul Pelletier of Merrimack; two daughters, Lorraine April of Merrimack and Margaret Goodspeed of Nashua; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Beatrice and Louis Thibault, and Cecile Dolbec, all of Nashua; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home in Nashua 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.

Pearl Filer Sandahl
Substitute teacher and volunteer in several schools

Pearl Filer Sandahl, 93, formerly of Waterford, Conn., died Feb. 19, 2002, at the Arbors in Bedford.

She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on June 25, 1908, the daughter of James and Martha Jenkins Filer. She was married to James Sandahl, who he died July 11, 1979.

For many years Mrs. Sandahl was a substitute teacher in the Woodbridge, N.J., school system.

Mrs. Sandahl was a member of the Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Waterford, past president of the Scandinavian Lodge of New London, Conn., member and Past Matron of the Carteret New Jersey Order of Eastern Star. She also had done volunteer work for the Waterford Public School System at Clark Lane School and Oswegatchie School.

Mrs. Sandahl is survived by a son, James Sandahl of Milford; and a granddaughter.

A graveside service was held Feb. 22 at Cloverleaf Cemetery, Woodbridge, N.J. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Waterford, Conn.

Donations in her memory may be directed to the Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 70 Cross Road, Waterford, CT 06385.

The Byles Memorial Home in New London, Conn., was in charge of arrangements.

Barbara C. Sargent
Former Milford resident

Barbara C. Sargent, 84, a 57 year resident of N. Quincy, Mass., formerly of Milford, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, in the Boston Medical Center.

She was born in Milford, to the late Charles A. and Roma B. (Hutchinson) Cutts. Barbara worked as a bank teller for 30 years, retiring in 1972. She enjoyed traveling in the U.S. and the world.

She was predeceased by her parents, a brother; Charles Cutts Jr., and a sister, Eleanor Maynard.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ray M. Sargent of N. Quincy; a sister, Evelyn Giles of Hopedale, Mass.; and three nieces and two nephews.

Graveside services were held Feb. 22 at the Riverside Cemetery, Milford. The Rev. Dr. Sheila Rubdi, of the First Congregational Church of Milford, officiated.

Yvonne A. Smith
Fancy stitcher in local factories

Yvonne A. Smith, 90, of Manchester, died Feb. 20, 2002, at Maple Leaf Health Care Center.

She was born June 2, 1911, in Weedon, Quebec, the daughter of Ovila and Clara (Bourque) Montour.

She had been a resident of Manchester for most of her life.

Mrs. Smith was a fancy stitcher at local factories and later at her home. She was a parishioner of St. Anthony Parish.

Family members include three sons, Raymond Smith of Hooksett, Richard Smith of Bedford and Roger Smith of Manchester; a daughter, Mrs. Armand (Pauline) Yergeau of Manchester; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Lydia Forest and Rita Gosselin, both of Manchester; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 22 in St. Anthony Church.

Burial will be in St. Augustin Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nursing Association, Home Hospice, 1850 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104.

The Phaneuf Funeral Homes & Crematorium in Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.

Gordon F. Tucker
Leaves a son in Merrimack

Gordon F. Tucker, 81, of Ludlow, Vt., died Feb. 24, 2002, at the Springfield Hospital in Springfield, Vt.

He was born Jan. 30, 1921, in Windsor, Vt., the son of Charles and Annabelle (Coyle) Tucker.

He received his schooling in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1938.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Air Force.

He married Dorothy “Dawn” Doncaster on July 17, 1943, in Boca Raton, Fla.

Mr. Tucker was employed as a letter carrier by the U.S. Postal Service in Windsor. He had been employed as an engineer for the New England Telephone Company in Manchester, for 30 years until his retirement in 1978. They moved to Ludlow in 1978 and spent the winter months in Hobe Sound, Fla.

He was predeceased by his wife on Sept. 27, 1997.

He was a member of the 251 Club of Vermont. He was also a member of the Black River Historical Society and the Annunciation Catholic Church, both in Ludlow.

He greatly enjoyed fishing and attending church suppers.

Family members include a daughter, Gail Skrzyszowski of Manchester; a son, Peter Tucker of Merrimack; two granddaughters; a great-grandson; a sister, Shirley Poulin of Hobe Sound; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 28 at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor, Vt., with the Rev. Paul N. Belhumeur M.S., pastor, officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Hartland Village Cemetery in Hartland, Vt.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, VT 05602.

The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor, was in charge of arrangements.

Germaine T. Vailleres
Worked for BeeBee Shoe Company

Germaine T. (Tessier) Vallieres, 91, died Feb. 18, 2002, at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home after a long illness.

She was born in Manchester on June 10, 1910, the daughter of Ulric and Emma (Gendron) Tessier had been a lifelong resident of this community.

She worked for BeeBee Shoe Co. for many years.

She held membership in the St. Anne Sodality of Sacred Heart Parish.

She was predeceased by her husband, Theodore E. Vallieres Sr., in 1994, and a son, Raymond Vallieres, in 1962.

Family members include three daughters, Marguerite Perusse of Wickenburg, Ariz., Jacqueline Larmie of Bedford and Yvette McVay of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Theodore Vallieres Jr. of Dunbarton; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Tousignant of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 21 in Sacred Heart Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hillsborough County Nursing Home, 400 Mast Road, Goffstown 03045.

J.N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home in Manchester, was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Mary Young
Retired executive secretary

Dorothy Mary (Thompson) Young, 79, of Nashua, died Feb. 21, 2002.

Mrs. Young was born Oct. 1, 1922, in New York, N.Y., daughter of the late George and Theresa Thompson.

She was the widow of William G. Young who passed away in 1993.

Mrs. Young enjoyed playing bingo and loved to cook.

She was a retired executive secretary from Lovis Chery Confection of New York.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Philip Insinga Sr. of Sarasota, Fla.; five grandchildren, Valeree Brown of Saco, Maine, Brenda Viviano and her husband, Chris, of Avon Lake, Ohio, William Insinga and his wife , Oshia, of Sarasota, Fla., and Scott Insinga and his wife, Carolyn, of Tyngsborough, Mass.; six great-grandchildren, Chrissy Brown of Amherst, Kylie Campbell of Tyngsborough, Mass., Andrea and Kelly Insinga of Dublin, Ohio and William and Cameron Insinga of Sarasota, Fla.

A chapel service will be today (Wednesday, Feb. 27) St. Charles Cemetery in East Farmingdale, N.Y.

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements. To send an online letter of condolence or for more information, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.

Peter H. Zyla III
Former district manager for American Honda

Peter H. Zyla III, 38, of Greenville, died Feb. 16, 2002, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, after a nine-month battle with cancer.

Mr. Zyla was born July 23, 1963, in Nashua, son of Peter and Glenda (Walters) Zyla of Dunn, N.C.

He was the husband of Michelle (St. Laurent) Zyla, with whom he had been married for 11 years.

Mr. Zyla was a longtime employee of Peters Honda in Nashua. He had recently achieved a lifelong dream of working for American Honda as a district service manager.

He enjoyed boating, golfing and was an avid racing fan. Also, he enjoyed building and driving his own street and pro stock cars (No. 53).

Besides his wife and parents, survivors include two daughters, Katie and Morgan Zyla of Greenville; his maternal grandmother, Mary Rozier (Paul) Walters of Lumberton, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Beane of Lewes, Del.; his father-in-law, Gary St. Laurent Sr. of New Boston; two brothers-in-law, Gary St. Laurent Jr. and Eric Peno, both of Manchester; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service was held Feb. 23 at the Mason Congregational Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054

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

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