Miscellaneous Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Obituaries


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Thelma V. Belanger
Employee at the former Jackson Mills in Nashua

Thelma V. (Lapointe) Belanger, 83, of Hudson, died Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson.

Mrs. Belanger was born April 8, 1918, in Antrim, daughter of the late Albert and Rose (Bachmann) Lapointe. She had resided in Hudson since 1993 and had previously lived in Nashua for more than 70 years.

She was the widow of Raymond Belanger, who died in 1985.

Mrs. Belanger had been employed as a spinner/doffer for the former Jackson Mills in Nashua and as a printing machine operator at the former Doehla Greeting Cards in Nashua.

She was educated in the Nashua school system.

Mrs. Belanger was predeceased by two sons, Ronald Anctil and Valmour Anctil.

Survivors include five sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Carol Anctil, Ernest Anctil, Eugene and Barbara Anctil, Roger and Cheryl Anctil and Leon and Linda Anctil, all of Nashua, and Avis Anctil of Florida; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn and Paul Lavoie of Hollis and Elaine and Donald Fletcher of Cleveland, Utah; 25 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service in her honor was celebrated in the funeral home on March 9. The Rev. James Harrington officiated. Interment prayers and burial followed in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua.

Neda McGee Bellon
Raised in Louisana

Neda McGee Bellon, 91, died Jan. 16, 2002, at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Sulfur, La.

She was born Feb. 8, 1910, in Louisiana, where she was raised.

She was the widow of Jimmie Bellon, who died Nov. 29, 1969.

Survivors include a son, Lee Bellon of New Orleans; three daughters, Helen Miska of Montgomery, Ala., Dorothy O’Quinn of Sulfur, La., and Freda Moraros of Nashua; four grandchildren, Anthony Johnson of Nashua, Mark Johnson of Yadkinville, N.C., Richard Moraros Jr. of Hollis, and Michael Moraros of Nashua; seven great-grandchildren, Jaime, Jenna, Jillian, Amanda and Adam Johnson, all of Nashua, and Arielle and Nicholas Moraros of Hollis.

The Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles, La., was in charge of arrangements.

Bernice H. Bezanson
Lived in Mont Vernon for many years

Bernice H. (Salisbury) Bezanson, 95, of Beech Hill Road, Mont Vernon, died Feb. 25, in Harborside Healthcare-Crestwood in Milford.

Her husband, George Bezanson, died in 1971.

Born in Ellsworth, Maine on Dec. 26, 1906, she was the daughter of Herman and Vesta (Tracy) Salisbury.

She leaves two sons, George Bezanson Jr. of Stow, Mass., and Horace Bezanson of Bellows Falls, Vt.; four daughters, Gladys Richards of Greenville, Clora Hunter of Stowe, Helen Hoyt of Rindge and Rose Norcross of Winchendon, Mass.; five brothers, Lawrence Salisbury and George Salisbury, both of Milford, Irving Salisbury of Henderson, N.Y., Herman Salisbury and Percy Salisbury, both of Lyndeborough; 24 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service was held Feb. 28 in Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon. Randy Gary of Milford officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104.

Snow-Ladeau Funeral Home, Winchendon, was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Emma Wheeler Clark Graham
Active in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Dorothy Emma Wheeler Clark Graham, 90, of Bedford, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at the Ridgewood Care Center in Bedford.

She was born Nov. 24, 1911, in Nottingham, daughter of the late William Wilford and Hattie Hellen (Smith) Thurston Wheeler. She spent her life in New Hampshire and Utah.

She married Wilford Clark in 1929. They later divorced. She married Earl “Shorty” Carlton Graham on Nov. 9, 1940. Their marriage was solemnized in the Ogden, Utah, LDS Temple on her birthday, Nov. 24, 2000.

She served in many church callings over the years and loved her time with children the most. Through the years, she had many hobbies, including shells, rocks and stamps. She loved the outdoors, the ocean, birds, knitting and crocheting and animals. She loved her family and was always thinking of others. Also, she was a Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She was predeceased by a brother, Charles Wheeler; a sister, Marion Smith Gauthier; and a grandchild, John David Clark.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Genivine Clark of Nashua, and Neil and Carol Graham of Jackson, N.J.; a daughter and son-in-law, Anita H. Graham Taylor and Ron Taylor of Layton, Utah; two sisters, Velna Smith McClintock of Connecticut and Nerine Smith Adams of Arizona; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Ruth Smith of Florida; 14 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary in Layton, Utah, is in charge of arrangements.

Clifford J. Delorge
Leaves daughter in Milford

Clifford J. Delorge, 87, formerly of Berlin, passed away on March 8, 2002, at the Riverside Rest Home in Dover.

Mr. Delorp was born in Berlin, on Sept. 2, 1914, the son of Louis and Delvina (Gagne) Delorge and had been a lifelong resident.

Prior to his retirement he was employed by the Brown Company, retiring in 1979.

He was a member of St. Kieran Church, now known as Good Shepherd Parish, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a member AFLCIO. Mr. Delorge was one of the original members of the board of director of the United Brotherhood Credit Union.

Members of the family include two daughters, Judith Riendeau and her husband, Richard, of Milford, and Janet Chabot and her husband, Dennis, of Rollinsford; six grandsons, Rick Riendeau, Ray Riendeau, Scott Chabot, Todd Chabot, Craig Chabot and Troy Chabot; a granddaughter Ruth-Ann Brown; two great-grandsons Cliff Riendeau and Robby Riendeau; a brother-in-law, Joseph Daley of West Milan; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Irene (Daley) Delorge, on June 19, 2001; his parents, three brothers, six sisters, and by a great-grandson.

Funeral services were held March 12 in the chapel of the Bryant Funeral Home in Berlin, with interment in the Calvary Cemetery in Berlin.

Memorial donations may be made to the Seacoast Hospice, c/o Riverside Nursing Home, 276 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820.

Cecilia M. Dube
Avid ballroom dancer

Cecilia M. “Sis” (LaPointe) Dube, 75, of Inverness, Fla., formerly of Merrimack, died Saturday, March 9, 2002, in Inverness, with family members at her bedside.

Mrs. Dube was born in Ware, Mass., daughter of the late William P. and Eva M. (Gratton) LaPointe, and grew up in Hinsdale. She was a resident of Nashua for many years and later lived in Merrimack.

She was the wife of Raymond P. Dube, to whom she had been married for 54 years.

Mrs. Dube and her husband were excellent ballroom dancers, spending many Saturday evenings at the former Carousel Ballroom in Manchester. An avid reader and coin collector, she had an extensive collection of dolls and Cat’s Meow Village. Her cat, Savannah, was one of her favorite companions. Her greatest comfort in her last years was the constant, tender and loving care of her beloved husband, Ray. All who knew her will miss her ever-present smile and outgoing personality.

She was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack.

Mrs. Dube was a 1944 graduate of Hinsdale High School. She enrolled in the World War II Cadet Nursing Program and trained as a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

Besides her husband, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael P. and Monique Dube and Mathew P. and Rebecca Dube, all of Nashua; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda L. and Steve Murray of Brookline, and Patricia A. and James Dean of Tampa, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Therese M. and Raymond C. “Bud” Hildreth of Newington, Conn.; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nephews and nieces.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Merrimack, later in the spring at a time to be announced. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Ware, Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to The American Diabetes Assoc., Memorial Program, NCC, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH. 44720.

Witty’s Funeral Home in Orange, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Charles J. Finochiaro
Involved in theater; vocalist in local bands

Charles J. Finochiaro, 45, of Merrimack, died March 10, 2002, at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.

He was born and educated in Methuen, Mass., a graduate of Tenney High School, class of 1974.

He was the son of Joseph A. Finochiaro and Lucille J. (Grieco) Finochiaro.

He received his degree in computer technology from Northern Essex Community College.

Mr. Finochiaro held licenses in barbering and cosmetology from Barber College and Fazio School of Beauty Culture. He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Finochiaro was a lead vocalist in several popular local bands including Messanger, Change of Years, Double Shot and most recently The Shop.

He was involved and had may lead roles in stage productions such as “Jesus Christ Super Star” and “Joseph” and the “Amazing Dream Coat,” in which he played the Pharaoh. He authored several books and was a published poet. He was a loving and devoted husband and father.

He was a teacher of cosmetology in Haverhill, Mass. Most recently he was employed as a Web designer.

The family includes his wife, Donna (Gardini) Finochiaro of Merrimack; a daughter, Kelsey L. Finochiaro of Merrimack; his mother of Methuen, Mass.; two brothers, Joel Finochiaro of Haverhill and Michael Finochiaro of Methuen; a sister, Maria Hicks-Langlois of Stratham; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was held March 14 at St. Patrick’s Church in Lawrence.

Cremation followed at the Linwood Crematory in Haverhill.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kelsey L. Finochiaro College Fund, to Main Stay Funds, c/o David Herlicka, 1155 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03101.

Edna Gagnon
Leaves a brother in Bedford

Edna Catherine (Blais) Gagnon, 90, of Manchester, died March 2, 2002, at Hillsborough County Nursing Home, after a long illness.

She was born in Manchester on Oct. 12, 1911, the daughter of Edgar and Ida (Manseau) Blais. She was educated in the local school system.

She was a communicant of St. Raphael Church.

Mrs. Gagnon was predeceased by her husband, Eugene Gagnon Sr., in 1975, and by one a son, Robert L. Gagnon, in 1952.

Mrs. Gagnon loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Family members include two sons, William Gagnon of Manchester, and Eugene Gagnon Jr. of Weare and Largo, Fla.; four grandchildren; four brothers, Harold Blais of Manchester, Clarence Blais of Goffstown, Gordon Blais of Pembroke, and Robert Blais of Bedford; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral was held March 6 from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Raphael Church. Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery Bedford.

Memorial donations may be made to the Order of Alhambra Charity Fund, Inc., 4200 Leeds Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229-5496.

Stanley E. Gardzina
Enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren

Stanley E. Gardzina, 87, died March 5, 2002, at a local nursing home.

He was born in Manchester on Oct. 14, 1914, the son of Peter and Helen (Gazda) Gardzina and was a lifelong resident of Manchester.

Mr. Gardzina was employed as a fireman for Manchester Rendering Co., and was a heating mechanic at Fort Devens, Mass. He enjoyed fishing, cutting wood and spending time with his grandchildren.

Family members include his wife, Emma L. (Wojicki) Gardzina; two sons, William Gardzina of Bedford and Richard Gardzina of Barnstead; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; a sister, Veronica Karp of Manchester and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was celebrated March 8 at the Holy Trinity Cemetery with the Rev. Bishop Thomas Gnat as celebrant.

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

Virginia J. Gittzus
Parishioner at Saint Elizabeth Seton Church

Virginia Julia (Nagle) Gittzus, 80, of Bedford, died March 5, 2002, at her home.

She was born Nov. 8, 1921 in Lynn, Mass., the daughter of Garrett and Beatrice Dolan Nagle, and received her education at Saint Mary’s High School in Lynn and Katharine Gibbs School in Boston.

She had lived in Lynnfield, Mass., from 1947 until 1977, when she moved to Bedford. In the 1940s she had worked for Wiggins Airways.

During World War II, she was transferred to Presque Isle, Maine, to be the secretary to the vice president of operations of Northeast Airlines, which had become part of the military; she later returned to their Boston office.

She was a past president of St. John’s Prep School Women’s Guild in Danvers, Mass., and was a member of the Delta Pilot’s Wives Association. Mrs. Gittzus enjoyed traveling extensively in Europe, cooking, and, in her 5Os, modeling as a commercial model.

She was a parishioner of Saint Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford.

Family members include her husband of 56 years, G. John Gittzus of Bedford, a retired Delta Airlines captain; two sons, John G. Gittzus, M.D. of Somers, Conn., and James Gittzus, M.D. of Canaan, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and a brother, Garrett J. Nagle of Winchester, Mass.

The funeral liturgy was observed March 9 at Saint Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford. A private committal service and burial took place March 11 in Saint Joseph Cemetery in Lynn, Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charities of New Hampshire, Inc., 215 Myrtle St., Manchester, NH 03104.

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

Romeo R. LaBrie Sr.
Enjoyed hunting and fishing

Romeo R. LaBrie Sr., 75, of Crosby Street, Milford, and formerly of Nashua, died March 11, 2002, at Harborside Healthcare Crestwood in Milford.

Mr. LaBrie was born June 25, 1926, in Nashua, son of the late Wilfred and Antoinette (Pelletier) LaBrie. He was a lifelong resident of Nashua.

He was the husband of Dorothy (Couture) LaBrie.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. LaBrie had been employed by J.F. McElwain Shoe Co. for 35 years and Improved Machinery for 10 years.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Mr. LaBrie was a communicant of St. Joseph Church.

Besides his wife, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Romeo R. Jr. and Kathleen LaBrie of Greenfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Lucien Vaillancourt of Milford; five grandchildren, Melissa Law, Lisa Shurtleff, Kelley Vaillancourt, Kori Vaillancourt and Alyssa Vaillancourt; five great-grandchildren, T.J. Shurtleff, Samantha Shurtleff, Tyler Shurtleff, Kaila Monbleau and Victoria Law; a sister, Yvonne Lavoie of Nashua; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Maurice and Martha LaBrie of Utica, N.Y., and Lionel LaBrie of Oahu, Hawaii; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Carmen C. Landry
Enjoyed quilting, knitting and travel

Carmen C. Landry, 82, of Lewiston, Maine, died Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Mrs. Landry was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Weedon, Quebec, daughter of Wilfrid and Anastasie Lussier Courchesne. She moved to Lewiston at a young age.

She was the widow of Arthur Landry, to whom she was married for 49 years. He died in December 1988.

Mrs. Landry was employed as a spinner in the Maine textile industry for many years.

Known for her keen sense of humor, she greatly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. After her retirement, she traveled to many parts of the country with friends and enjoyed quilting and knitting.

Mrs. Landry was a member of Holy Family Parish in Lewiston.

She was educated in Lewiston.

Mrs. Landry was predeceased by a son, Donald Landry, who died in 1998.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Normand and Anita Landry of Sharbot Lake, Ontario, and Larry and Cindi Landry of Hollis; a daughter and son-in-law, Pauline and Alan Moyer of Dover; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held March 9, in Holy Family Church in Lewiston. Interment will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, Inc., 343 Gorham Road, South Portland, ME 04106.

The Albert & Burpee Funeral Home in Lewiston, Maine were in charge of arrangments.

Margaret G. Lavoie
Owner of Lavoie’s Farm in Hollis

Margaret G. (Hogan) Lavoie, 90, of Nartoff Road, Hollis, died Saturday, March 2, 2002, at the Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson.

Mrs. Lavoie was born Oct. 30, 1911, in Nashua, daughter of the late John and Sara (Guimond) Hogan. She was a resident of Hollis for most of her life.

She was the widow of Adrien “Sippy” Lavoie, who died in 1989, just 12 days short of their 39th wedding anniversary.

Mrs. Lavoie was a homemaker who helped her husband and sons in the operation of Lavoie’s Fruits and Vegetables and the Lavoie Greenhouse in Hollis. She enjoyed tending the many pots of flowers hanging on her porch and spoiling her cat. She was an avid follower of the Boston Celtics.

She attended the Hollis school system and graduated from Hollis High School in 1929.

She was predeceased by four brothers, James Hogan, Mike Hogan, Benjamin Hogan and John Hogan; and one sister, Mary Badger.

Survivors include three sons and daughters in-law, John and Ruth Lavoie of Hollis, Donald and Susan Lavoie of Milford and Paul and Charlotte Lavoie of Amherst; two daughters, Mary Koes of Potsdam, N.Y., and Margaret “Peg” Lavoie of Hollis; and 10 grandchildren, Lisa Lavoie of Cambridge, Mass., Donald Lavoie of Key West, Fla., Derrick Koes of Pelham, Steven Koes of Atlanta, Ga., David Koes of Santa Barbara, Calif., Adrien Lavoie of Hollis, Curtis Lavoie of Milford, Sara Lavoie of Hollis, Margaret Lavoie of Amherst and Andrew Lavoie of Amherst.

Funeral services were held March 6 from The Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, Nashua. A Mass of Christian Burial followed in the Parish of the Resurrection Church, Nashua. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Nashua.

For more information, go to http://web.archive.org/web/20020328083208/http://www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com/.

Jack F. Lewis
Leaves a sister in Bedford

Jack F. Lewis, 75, of Desert Hot Springs, Calif., died Jan. 26, 2002.

He was born Nov. 29, 1926, to Walter F. and May Rowell Lewis in Manchester. He married Clarisse Murphy on April 12, 1947, in Manchester.

He was a jet propulsion technician with Douglas Aircraft for 20 years and with Hughes Aircraft for 10 years. He served in the armed guard of the Navy during World War II and belonged to the American Legion.

He was predeceased by two sons.

The family includes his wife of Desert Hot Springs; his daughter, Nancy Voglin of San Luis Obispo; his sister, Doris Lewis Ott of Bedford; and five grandchildren.

Ruth McCormack
Volunteer for the American Red Cross

Ruth (Barry) McCormack, 79, of Coventry Court, Merrimack, died March 5, 2002, at her home.

Mrs. McCormack was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Lowell, Mass., daughter of the late William A. and Mary V. (Allen) Barry.

She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Tyngsborough, Mass., and Lowell Commercial College. Also, she attended Lowell State Teachers College, now University of Massachusetts Lowell.

She was employed by the Nashua school department as a federal bookkeeper for more than 17 years, having retired in 1992. Most recently, she worked as a volunteer at the American Red Cross and was proud of her work there on Sept. 11, 2001. She also worked at The Ham Store in Portsmouth with her son-in-law.

Mrs. McCormack loved to spend time with family at Squam Lake and had recently returned from a family trip to the Caribbean during Christmas. She often visited friends on Cape Cod and was planning a trip to Disney World in April. She loved animals and often got hers from the ASPCA. She enjoyed playing tennis, riding her bike and playing with her grandchildren. She also worked at the Common Man Tent at the Sandwich Fair.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John J. III and Deborah McCormack of Plymouth; three daughters and sons-in-law, Judith and Roland Proulx of Cheshire, Conn., Lynda and Kenneth Bettcher of Portsmouth and Janet and Jack Sturms of Morgantown, W. Va.; a brother, Gerald Barry of Lowell, Mass.; a sister, Marie Bresnahan of Lexington, Va.; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A funeral service was held March 9 at the Mahoney Funeral Home in Lowell, Mass., followed by a celebration of life luncheon at the Common Man Restaurant in Concord.

Donations may be made to the NHSPCA, 104 Portsmouth Ave., Stratham 03885, Attn: Virginia.

Robert P. Odell
Avid fisherman and active in Grange

Robert Pliny Odell, 92, of Milford, died March 5, 2002, in Fairfax, Va.

Mr. Odell was born in Amherst, son of the late Percy and Clara (Hammond) Odell. He lived in Milford for 70 years.

He was the husband of Ruth (McIntosh) Odell of Fairfax, Va., to whom he was married for 65 years.

He worked at Coburn Motors, which became Talarico Motors, and later at Draper Chevrolet as a bookkeeper and parts department manager.

He was an active member and officer of the Granite Grange and the Granite State Fish and Game Club. In the 1950s and 1960s, he was elected to several terms as Milford town treasurer and as treasurer of the school district and served on the zoning board of adjustment. He was an avid fisherman.

Mr. Odell was a member, and for many years treasurer, of the Milford United Methodist Church.

He graduated from Amherst schools and Hesser Business College.

He was predeceased by four brothers, George, Leroy, Harry and Ralph Odell; two sisters, Edna Odell and Lucy Cutting.

Survivors include a son, Robert P. Odell Jr., of Lempster; two daughters, Jean Tedder of Fairfax, Va., and Norine Hicks of Lawrenceville, Ga.; a brother, Ernest Odell of Landaff; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held March 9 at The Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery in Milford.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Milford United Methodist Church, Memorial Fund, 20 Mont Vernon Street, Milford NH 03055.

Forrest G. Parker Jr.
Enjoyed golfing, sailing and boating

Forrest G. Parker Jr., 82, of Nashua, died Feb. 23, 2002, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

Mr. Parker was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Medford, Mass., son of the late Forrest G. Sr. and Lillian (Rogers) Parker. He had been a resident of Nashua for the past 60 years.

He was the husband of Denice (Lintott) Parker, with whom he had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29, 2001.

Prior to his retirement 15 years ago, Mr. Parker had been vice-president of manufacturing at Improved Machinery Corp. of Nashua for 35 years.

He enjoyed golfing, sailing and boating, vacationing on Lake Winnipesaukee and spending his winters in Florida. He especially loved being with his family.

Mr. Parker was a Navy veteran, having been a commissioned officer following graduation from college.

He was educated in Massachusetts and graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Mr. Parker was predeceased by a sister, Shirley G. Hancock.

Besides his wife, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey D. and Clara Parker of Severna Park, Md.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Janet and William McCarthy of Marblehead, Mass., and Linda J. Parker of Hollis; three grandchildren, Jeffrey D. Parker Jr., a student at the Northfield-Mt. Herman school in Northfield, Mass., Jennifer Parker, a student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., and Emily P. McCarthy of Marblehead, Mass.; two brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Frank H. and Lorraine Lintott, Lucille Cudhea, and Genice and William E. Wells, all of Nashua; and a nephew, Stephen F. Swanson of Concord, Mass.

A funeral service in his honor was held at the Pilgrim Congregational Church U.C.C., in Nashua. The Rev. James S. Chaloner officiated. Interment was to be private.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider donations to Home Health and Hospice Care, 10 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.

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

Robert Roux
Volunteered at Elliot Hospital

Robert Roux, 67, of Medford Farms, died March 7, 2002, at Catholic Medical Center after a long illness.

He was born in Manchester on Sept. 6, 1934, the son of Romeo and

Diana (Morin) Roux. He lived in Manchester all of his life, until moving to Goffstown in 1982.

Mr. Roux was a manager for Manchester Knitting Mills and the Atlas Storage Company for many years, retiring in 1977. He also volunteered at the Elliot Hospital and was a communicant of St. Raphael Church.

Family members include two sisters, Annette Dube of Derry and Jeanette Leonard of Windham; two brothers, Roger Roux of Weare and Richard Roux of Bedford; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There are no calling hours.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, March 16, at 10 am. in St. Raphael Church, Manchester.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Raphael Church, 103 Walker St., Manchester 03102.

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with the arrangements. To view an online memorial, send a message of condolence, or for more information, visit www.Iambertfuneralbome.com.

Cynthia J. Ryan
Resided in Milford for five years

Cynthia J. Ryan, 58, of Tonella Road, Milford, died March 8, 2002, at the Milford Medical Center.

She was born in Woburn, Mass., on April 10, 1943, a daughter of the late William and Helen Carroll.

Mrs. Ryan had been a resident of Milford for the past five years and had previously resided for a short time in Mason, and Pepperell, Mass., for many years.

She was a devoted wife and loving mother.

She was predeceased by two children, Judith Ann Ryan and Thomas Daniel Ryan Jr.

Family members include her husband of 43 years, Thomas D. Ryan of Milford; a sister, Dorothy Dillon of Clearwater, Fla.; and a niece.

There are no services.

Donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, New Hampshire Affiliate, 249 Canal Street, Manchester, NH 03101.

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

Luther H. Snider
Technical writer at Digital/Compaq Corp.

Luther H. Snider, 57, of Berkley Street, Merrimack, died Friday, March 1, 2002, at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Mass., after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Snider was born in Miami, Fla., son of Henry Snider and the late Faith E. Snider. He was a resident of Merrimack for 26 years, having grown up in Miami and in Suffern, N.Y.

Mr. Snider worked for Digital Equipment Corp. (later Compaq Corp.) for 32 years, first as a computer technician and, for approximately the last 10 years, as senior technical writer.

He served in the United States Army from 1965 to 1967, leaving the service with the rank of Spec. 4.

Mr. Snider was a lifelong lover of music, having sung in barbershop quartets, and several choral societies, including the Manchester Choral Society and Choral Societies in New Jersey. He sung with the choir of Gethsemane Lutheran Church for 25 years. He also served term on the church council and as the financial secretary.

Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Elaine (Mattson) Snider; a son, David L. Snider of Eugene, Ore., and a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Esther Snider, and two granddaughters, Willow and Rowan Snider of Flagstaff, Ariz.; his father, Henry Snider of , of Monticello, Ky.; a brother Walther Snider of Florida; and a nephew.

A funeral service was held March 6 at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Manchester. Pastor Robert Goehrig was the officiant. Following cremation, burial will be at Last Rest Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 65 Sagamore St. Manchester, NH 03104.

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

Jean L. Surprenant
Lifelong resident of Billerica, Mass.

Jean L. Surprenant, 72, of Billerica, Mass., died March 8, 2002, at her home after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Surprenant was born in Billerica, daughter of the late Harold W. Sr. and Celia M. (Carignan) Blake. She was a lifelong resident of Billerica.

She was the wife of Joseph E. Surprenant Jr.

Mrs. Surprenant had been a member of the St. Andrew’s Bowling League.

Besides her husband, survivors include a son, Joseph E. Surprenant III of Billerica; four daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Peter LaFauci of Merrimack, Joanne and John Orthmann of Milford, Sharon Lombard and her dear friend Drew Lorgeree of Lowell, Mass., and Sheila and Henry Pike of Billerica; three brothers, Harold Blake Jr. and Alan Blake, both of Billerica, and Richard Blake of Chelmsford, Mass.; three sisters, Jacqueline St. Louis of Nashua, Sandra McKenna of Billerica and Barbara O’Leary of Lowell; and 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held March 11 from The Sweeney Memorial Funeral Home, Billerica, Mass., followed by a funeral mass at St. Andrew’s Church. Burial will be in the Fox Hill Cemetery, Billerica.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 5 Mountain Road, Burlington, MA 01803.

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