Miscellaneous Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Obituaries


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Elizabeth H. Ahrens
Former Merrimack resident
Elizabeth H. Ahrens, 86, formerly of Cathy Street, Merrimack, died March 15, 2002, at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson after long illness.

She was born in St. Albans, Vt., on April 11, 1915, a daughter of the late Winfred H. and Elizabeth H. (Dooe) Wright.

Mrs. Ahrens is the widow of Frederick G. Ahrens, a former state legislator for New Hampshire.

Members of her family include a brother John T. Wright of Tampa, Fla.

Burial will be private in Hope Cemetery, Waterbury, Vt.

Anne Alexander
Taught third grade at Hollis Elementary School
Anne Alexander, 86, of Nashua, died unexpectedly March 18, 2002 at Integrated Health Services in Derry.

Mrs. Alexander was born Jan. 5, 1916 in Dover, daughter of the late John and Mary (Kostopoulos) Karabelas.

She was the wife of Rexford Alexander, her husband of 52 years.

Mrs. Alexander was a third-grade teacher at Hollis Elementary School for 16 years.

She was a member of the Friendship Club in Nashua.

Besides her husband, survivors include two sons, Matthew Alexander of Burlington, Mass., and Reed Alexander of Maynard, Mass.; two sisters, Linda Moxham and Julia Wiebe, both of Knoxville, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.

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

James L. Anderson
Leaves a daughter in Hollis
James L. Anderson, 68, of Utica, N.Y., died peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Mr. Anderson was born in Tupper Lake, N.Y., on Aug. 19, 1934, a son of Fred and Shirley Anderson.

He was predeceased by his wife Patricia (Fahy) Anderson whom he married on Aug. 20, 1960, at St. Patrick Church, Utica, and a brother, Harold Anderson.

For 30 years, Mr. Anderson was employed as an insurance underwriter at Utica National Insurance. He was a member of Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 450; BPOE, Lodge 33; and the Sons of The American Legion, Squad 1376.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Warren Clement of Hollis; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Judy Anderson of Albany, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Christopher, Jacklyn and Jeffrey Clement of Hollis and Katie Anderson of Albany; a sister, Ethel Bower of Tupper Lake, N.Y.; two brothers, Earl Anderson of Hinesburg, Vt., and George Anderson of Tupper Lake; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on March 21 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro.

Memorial donations may be made to the Home Health and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.

Louis C. Balban
Former Golden Gloves boxer
Louis Charles Balban, 84, of Fairway Drive, Merrimack, died Sunday evening, March 17, 2002, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

Mr. Balban was born Jan. 19, 1918, in Nashua, son of the late Charles and Josephine (Krystopowicz) Balban. He had resided in Merrimack for the past 20 years.

He was the husband of Ann (Urick) Balban, whom he married May 24, 1953.

Before his retirement, Mr. Balban had been employed by Nashua Corp. for many years.

He was a member of James E. Coffey Post 3, American Legion in Nashua. He enjoyed gardening, sports and cats. As a young man, he was a Golden Gloves boxer in the lightweight category, and also trained many local boxers.

Mr. Balban was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. His decorations include the Good Conduct Medal and the American Theater Campaign Ribbon.

He was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Church.

Mr. Balban was a 1936 graduate of Nashua High School, and while in high school he received letters in baseball and basketball.

He was predeceased by three brothers, Alexander Balban, Walter Balban and Marshall Balban; and a sister, Bernice Selvis.

Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Kearn Devereux of Merrimack; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Robert VonEtte of Newbury, Brenda and John Davis of Nashua, and Louise and Michael Hackney of Randolph, Mass.; four grandchildren, Mark Davis and Kristin Goulden, both of Nashua, and Eric Hackney and Ryan Hackney of Randolph, Mass.; a great-granddaughter, Kelsey Goulden of Nashua; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at St. Stanislaus Cemetery today (Friday, March 22), at 4 p.m. Friends are invited to attend.

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

Charles K. Bergin
Enthusiastic sports fan
Charles Kyran Bergin, 90, of West Barnstable (formerly of Lexington) Mass., died March 15, 2002, in Hyannis. He was the father of state Rep. Perter Bergin of Amherst.

Mr. Bergin was born and raised in Inman Square, Cambridge, the son of Charles Leo and Elizabeth (Keefe) Bergin.

He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Mary, in 1925, his parents in 1951 and 1953, a daughter, Margaret Mary Bergin Princi (Peggy) in 1990, and his wife, Eleanor (Cove) formerly of Uxbridge, in 1998, to whom he was wed for nearly 60 years.

Affectionately called the "Mayor of West Barnstable", in his retirement, Mr. Bergin volunteered at the library and was an enthusiastic supporter of Barnstable High School sports. Many in the community fondly remember him as a loyal and frequent fan of the teams on which his three grandsons played.

In his career, he was associated with the food industry. He was New England sales manager for the former Educator Cookie Company, before founding his own food brokerage Company; Bergin-Bryant, Inc., in 1961.

Mr. Bergin was a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Church in West Barnstable. He was a member of both the Lexington and Cummaquid Golf Clubs, and spent many winters with his wife in Lake City, Fla.

He leaves his son, Charles K., Jr., and wife, Judith, of Longmeadow, Mass., his son, Peter and wife, Ann, of Amherst, and his son-in-law Michael Princi and wife, Area, of West Barnstable, Mass.

He also leaves eight grandchildren, Charles K. Bergin III of Yarmouthport, Mass., Daniel Bergin and his wife, Kelly, of Longmeadow, Mass., Kristin Bergin Fitzpatrick and her husband, James, of Longmeadow, Mass., Caitlin Bergin of Washington, D.C., and her fiancé, Stephen Sanford, Courtney Bergin of San Francisco, Calif., Peter Princi and his wife, Gina, of Brookline, Mass., Patrick and Brendan Princi of West Barnstable, Mass.; and seven great-grandchildren; Grady and Jorgia Bergin of Sandwich, Mass., Shannon and Patrick Bergin, and Madeline, Claire and Colin Fitzpatrick, all of Longmeadow, Mass., and the extended family of Frederick and Alicia Hirning of Portland, Maine, Matthew and Jill McFarland of Boston, and Brooke McFarland of West Barnstable, Mass.

A Funeral Mass was held March 18 at Our Lady of Victory Church, Centerville, Mass., Interment will be at Crocker Park Cemetery in West Barnstable, Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to the YMCA of Cape Cod Building Fund, 2245 Iyanough Rd, West Barnstable, MA 02668-1507, where his late daughter, Peggy Bergin Princi, created the Special Needs Swimming Pool.

The John-Lawrence Funeral Home, Marstons Mills, Mass., was incharge of arrangements.

Francis J. Brice
Resident of Milford
Francis J. Brice, 81, of Milford, died March 17, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

Family members include his wife Nida (Maron) Brice of Milford; a daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Jerry DiCarlo of Amherst; a granddaughter and her husband, Kimberly and Jeremy Laughlin of Merrimack; a grandson and his wife of Nashua; three great-grandchildren, Jacob Brice Laughlin of Merrimack, and Ethan and Emma Brocklehurst, both of Nashua.

A calling hour will be held Thursday, March 21, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford.

Margaret Crowley
Enjoyed making porcelain dolls and crafting
Margaret (Kunze) Crowley, 78, of Nashua, died March 15, 2002, at her home.

Mrs. Crowley was born May 3, 1923, in Medford, Mass., daughter of the late Paul and Emma (Schroder) Kunze.

She was the widow of John Crowley.

Mrs. Crowley enjoyed making porcelain dolls and working with crafts. She was also an avid reader and loved to garden.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Stephanie Coulter; and a sister, Minna Wyman.

Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Barbara Dabritz of Nashua and Gretchen and Larry Cummings of Merrimack; two brothers and sister-in-law, Paul Jr. and Jeanne Kunze of Billerica, Mass., and Walter and Marilyn Kunze of Tewksbury, Mass.; two sisters, Ann Evans of Harrisburg, Pa., and Veronica Lyons of Nashua; six grandchildren, Christie Trottier of Springhill, Fla., David Hudson of Nashua, Andrew Jr. and David Coulter of Tewksbury, Jodi Johnson of Pelham and Ian Cummings of Merrimack; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

A funeral service was held at The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Nashua on March 19. Burial was private.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, P.O. Box 1014, Manchester NH 03105.

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Clyde J. ‘Jack’ Frost
Navy veteran of World War II
Clyde Johnson “Jack” Frost, 76, of Nashua, died March 14, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

Mr. Frost was born Dec. 17, 1925, in Somerville, Mass., son of the late Clyde and Irene (Kelson) Frost. He had formerly lived in Billerica, Mass.

He was the husband of Helen (Roberts) Frost.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Frost worked as a driver for the Mass Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) for more than 25 years.

He held membership in the Carman’s Union.

Mr. Frost was a Navy veteran, having served in World War II in the Pacific Theater.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, John and Kathy Frost of Bridgewater, Mass., and Robert Frost of Somerville, Mass.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Irene and Frank Sousa of Pelham and Donna and Warren Allsup of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, Amy Sousa, Bobby Frost, Kym Frost and Amanda Frost; and three brothers, Stanley Frost of Sandwich, Mass., Walter Frost of Merrimack and Ernest Frost of Salem.

The O’Donnell Funeral Home in Lowell, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Joe T. Gifford
Leaves a daughter in Bedford
Joe T. Gifford, 61, of Manchester, died March 8, 2002, at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, after a brief illness.

Born in Douglas, Ga., Jan. 4, 1941, he was the son of Joe and Mamie (Thomas) Gifford. Mr. Gifford was educated in the Douglas school system and was a graduate of G.W. Carver High School, class of 1958.

He was employed as a foreman for Bradford Industries for more than 30 years, and had been a resident of Manchester for the past 15 years. Mr. Gifford was a member of the Bethel AME Methodist Church in Lowell, Mass.

Mr. Gifford was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and served on the U.S.S. Constitution.

Family members include his wife, Dianne Gifford; five daughters, Sheila Gifford and Toni Gifford, both of Lowell, Mass.; Sherry Gifford and Constance Gifford, both of California, and Heidi Murray of Bedford, 13 grandchildren; five sisters, Eva Tanksley, Ann Lanier and Rebecca White, all of Florida, Willimae Robinson and Victoria Smith, both of Georgia; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held March 14 in the Bethel AME Methodist Church in Lowell. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bethel AME Methodist Church, 75 Grand St., Lowell, MA 01851.
Wayne E. Hinton Sr.
World War II medic
Wayne E. Hinton Sr., 82, of Nashua, died March 15, 2002, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Hinton was born April 18, 1919, in Pawtucket, R.I., son of the late Elmer Edward and Lena (Baird) Hinton. He grew up in Barton, Vt., and had made his home in Nashua since 1951.

He was widower of Cecile Florence (Theroux) Hinton, who died Dec. 19, 1991. They were married on April 24, 1954, at Infant Jesus Church in Nashua.

Mr. Hinton had been employed as a custodian at Law Motor Freight in Nashua for 20 years. He previously worked in the building construction business with his father in the 1950s. During the 1930s, Mr. Hinton worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Western United States.

An avid outdoors man, he also enjoyed solving jigsaw puzzles.

Mr. Hinton was an Army veteran, having served as a medic in World War II. He was stationed in Virginia

He was educated in Vermont schools.

Mr. Hinton was predeceased by a brother, Russell Hinton of Seattle; and infant siblings, Bruce, Claire and Roger Hinton.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Wayne E. Hinton Jr. of Nashua and Edward F. and Diane Hinton of Bedford; two granddaughters, Mary Elizabeth and Emily Ann Hinton of Bedford; a step-granddaughter, Rebecca Manheck of Arlington. Mass.; a brother, Donald A. Hinton of Nashua; two sisters, Esther Clinton, formerly of Hollis and Ruth Melendy formerly of Pepperell, Mass.; three nephews, Forrest and Gerry Melendy and William Clinton; a niece, Helen Clinton; adopted step-nephews of Seattle; and several half aunts and uncles and many cousins.

His funeral service was held in The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua on March 19. The Rev. Gerard R. Desmarais, Pastor of St. Joseph Church, officiated. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA. 01701-4688.

Kathleen D. Hodge
Kathleen Duval Hodge, 60, of Amherst, died March 12, 2002, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. Born Sept. 4, 1941, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was one of three daughters of the Rev. John T.D. and Marjorie Franzen.

Mrs. Hodge graduated from Midwood High School in New York City. While attending Midwood, she and her twin sister, Martha Deborah, were models for the Conover modeling agency in New York City, and played on the high school basketball team.

She had three children with her husband, Lt. Col. (Ret.) Roger C. Andrews of Acton, Mass. Before moving to Amherst in 1973, she lived in Germany, California, New York, Connecticut and Virginia. Once in New Hampshire, she held several different jobs, including senior-citizen activities coordinator, at nursing and residential homes in southern New Hampshire. Later, she became a CNA specializing in providing home healthcare services.

She also owned several rental properties and bought and remodeled homes. She enjoyed antiquing, painting, home decorating and landscaping. Her favorite model of sports car was the convertible MG Midget, of which she owned several during her lifetime.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, David L. and Elena Arroyo Andrews of Amherst, and Roger C. and Christy Andrews of St. Louis, Mo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Lynne and Stephen of Amherst; two sisters, Martha Deborah Hall of Amherst and Judy Devlin of East Hartland, Conn., a brother-in-law, James S. Devlin of East Hartland, Conn., and four granddaughters, Julia Kaleinani Duval, Caroline Kaiolohia, Emma Rose, and Clara Daisy. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A memorial service was held for her on March 16 at the United Methodist Church in Milford. Donations may made in Mrs. Hodge’s memory to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

Emma Johnson
Worked in sales
Emma Johnson, 82, of Fairhaven, Mass., died March 16, 2002, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

Mrs. Johnson was born Sept. 1, 1919, in New Bedford, Mass., daughter of the late Edmund and Mary (Silvia) Roderick. She had been a resident of Fairhaven for the past 35 years.

She held various jobs in sales throughout her life.

Mrs. Johnson was an active member of the Fairhaven Senior Center.

Survivors include a son, Charles Vieira of Acushnet, Mass.; two daughters, Carol Gomes of New Bedford and Susan Berberian of Hollis; a sister, Dorothy Wallace, of Fall River, Mass.; and two grandchildren, Wayne Vieira Jr. and Rhonda Moniz.

The Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home in North Attleborough, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Ann-Marie Lynn Jones
Daughter of Michael and Melody Jones
Ann-Marie Lynn Jones, 4, of Burns Hill Road, Wilton, died March 11, 2002, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, following a brief illness.

Miss Jones was born Sept. 29, 1997, in Nashua, daughter of Michael and Melody (Atwood) Jones.

She was predeceased by a maternal grandmother, Kerene (Kimball) Atwood.

Besides her parents, survivors include two sisters, Sara Jones and Elizabeth Jones, both of Wilton; her paternal grandparents, Mary (Goodwin) Jones of Wilton and Steven Jones of Lyndeborough; and her maternal grandfather, Horace Atwood of Phoenix, N.Y.

Funeral services were held March 17 at the Sacred Heart Church in Wilton. Burial followed in the Mount Calvary Cemetery in Wilton. Memorial donations can be made in Ann-Marie’s name to the Organic Acidemia Association, 13210 35th Ave., North Plymouth, MN 55441.

The Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton was in charge of arrangements.

Lucille Lozeau
Communicant of Infant Jesus Church, Nashua
Lucille (Descheneau) Lozeau, 86, died March 16, 2002, at Harborside Healthcare in Milford.

Mrs. Lozeau was born Dec. 26, 1915, in Manchester, daughter of the late Arthur and Ethilda (Gregoire) Descheneau. She was a longtime resident of Nashua, having lived on Gillis Street.

She was the widow of Aurele Lozeau.

Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Lozeau had been employed by Sprague Electric and Flowers by Theodore.

Mrs. Lozeau was a communicant of Infant Jesus Church in Nashua. She loved dancing and making braided rugs. She also enjoyed flowers and reading.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Sandra Lozeau of Exeter; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jacqueline Soucy of Nashua and Constance and William DeRosier of Baxter, Minn.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on March 19 in Infant Jesus Church, Nashua. Burial followed in St. Louis Cemetery.

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

Georgette A. Morrissette
Member of Nashua Friendship Club
Georgette A. Morrissette, 77, formerly of Nashua, died March 18, 2002, at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown.

Mrs. Morrissette was born Aug. 3, 1924, in Nashua, daughter of the late Alfred and Gracieuse (Garriepy) Brodeur. She was a lifelong resident of Nashua.

She was the widow of Emile “Rocky” Morrissette, who died in April 1993.

Mrs. Morrissette was a homemaker and dedicated mother. She was a member of the Nashua Friendship Club.

She was a communicant of St. Louis de Gonzague Church.

Mrs. Morrissette was educated in Nashua and graduated from St. Louis High School.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Paul and Gerard Brodeur.

Survivors include two sons, Wilfred Morrissette of Amherst and Edward Morrissette of Palm Harbor, Fla.; three daughters, Jane Peters of Greenville, Denise Morrissette of Brookline and Elaine Taylor of Milford; a brother, Laurien Brodeur of Nashua; a sister, Muriel Labrie of Hudson; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Louis Church, 48 W. Hollis St., Nashua today (Friday, March 22) at 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of NH, 27 Harvey Road, Bedford, NH 03110.

The St. Laurent Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. For more information, visit http://web.archive.org/web/20020328084009/http://www.saintlaurentfuneralhome.com/.

Robert J. Noke Sr.
Enjoyed doing puzzles
Robert J. Noke Sr., 38, of Manchester, died March 14, 2002, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester.

Mr. Noke was born Aug. 27, 1963, in Lincoln, Maine, son of Gertrude L. (Goodwin) Noke of Farmington, Maine, and the late Ralph A. Noke. A resident of Manchester since November 2001, he had previously lived in Merrimack.

He had worked for Continental Homes, building modular homes. He had also been employed at several service stations, including McDuffie Fuel Co. in Hudson until disability from injury forced him to stop working for the past few years.

Mr. Noke was interested in ships and lighthouses, and enjoyed doing puzzles with his children.

He was educated in the Nashua school system.

Mr. Noke was predeceased by a brother, James D. Noke, who died May 24, 1994.

Besides his mother, survivors include two sons, Robert J. Noke Jr. and Kevin D. Noke, both of Manchester; three daughters, Lillis A. Noke, Michaela Noke and Samantha Noke, all of Manchester; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William R. Sr. and Cheryl Noke of Merrimack and Richard A. Sr. and Kathleen Noke of Nashua; numerous nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Lori (Moulton) Turner of Le Granche, Maine.

A graveside funeral service was held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua, on March 20.

Memorial contributions may be made to William R. Noke Sr., 3 Loop Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

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

Joseph E. Pappalardo
Marketing vice president at Unitrode Corporation
Joseph Ernest Pappalardo, 55, of Bedford, died March 11, 2002, at his home.

He was born May 1,1946, in Lawrence, Mass., the, son of Ernest and Jenny Lamazzo Pappalardo, and was raised in Andover, Mass., where he graduated from Andover High School, class of 1963.

He was a graduate of Merrimack College, class of 1967, and lived in Littleton, Mass., prior to moving to Bedford 16 years ago.

An engineer, he had served as the vice president of marketing at Unitrode Corporation in Merrimack, where he had worked for 30 years.

A proud father who enjoyed his family and home, he loved building things and fishing and especially loved spending time on Cape Cod.

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

Family members include his wife of 21 years, Arlene Riddle Pappalardo of Bedford; a daughter, Sarah J. Pappalardo of Bedford; a son, Tom Pappalardo of Southampton, Mass.; his parents, now of North Andover, Mass.; a sister, Leigh Higginbottom of North Andover, Mass.; many nieces, nephews, grandniece and nephews; an aunt and cousins.

The funeral liturgy was observed March 14 at Saint Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford. The Rev. Monsignor John Quinn was celebrant assisted by the Rev. Robert Bergquist, pastor of the Bethany Covenant Church. A private committal service and burial took place March 15 in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Harwich, Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Research Center, 44 Binney St., Boston, MA 02115.

Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut St., corner of Harrison Street, Manchester was in charge of arrangements.

Charles L. Partridge
Lived in Hollis for 30 years
Charles L. Partridge, 69, of Silver Lake Road, Hollis, died March 15, 2002, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

Mr. Partridge born Nov. 25, 1932, in Boston, son of the late Robert and Marjorie (Timpe) Partridge. He was a resident of Hollis for the past 30 years.

He was the husband of Marjorie (Wade) Partridge, with whom he celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary on Nov. 7.

Mr. Partridge was president of Genelco in Needham, Mass., for many years. After his retirement, he worked at TSA until his illness forced him to retire again.

He was a lifelong member of the Lone Pine Hunter Club in Hollis. He enjoyed trap-shooting and hunting. He was the state of Rhode Island handicap champion for trap-shooting, as well as the state champion in New Hampshire in both Class B and Class C trap-shooting competitions. He also was a life member of the National Rifle Association, and held his certificate for pistol training as an instructor.

Mr. Partridge was an Army veteran, having served during the Korean War under General Mark Clark.

In his early years, he was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Reading, Mass.

He was educated in the Reading school system and graduated from Lenox Preparatory School in Lenox, Mass. He also attended Boston University.

Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Mark L. Partridge of Brookline; two daughters and a son in-law, Lynne and Michael La Barre of Naples, Fla., and Lee Ann Partridge of Nashua; a brother and sister in-law, Robert and Claire Partridge of Sanbornville; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held March 19 in The Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home in Nashua.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

For more information visit http://web.archive.org/web/20020328084009/http://www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com/.

Roy A. Peacock
Awarded many medals for World War II service

Roy A. Peacock 85, of Powers Street, Milford, died March 11, 2002, at Ridgewood Center in Bedford.

He was born in March 4, 1917, a son of the late Albert and Luva (Williams) Peacock.

Mr. Peacock had been a resident of Milford for most of his life.

He was a cabinet maker by trade, and worked at Duff Manufacturing Company in Milford for more than 20 years. He loved antique refinishing, repairing and antique reproductions.

Mr. Peacock was a member of Ricciardi Hartshorn Post 23, American Legion, Milford, and a member of Disabled American Veterans. In addition, he was a member of AARP. He was a member and past ministerial servant with Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses, Wilton.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, specializing in underwater demolition. Mr. Peacock was awarded the World War II Victory MedaI, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre with two bronze stars, American Theatre Medal and Philippine Liberation Medal with one Bronze Star.

Family members Include his wife of 45 years, Rose Mary (Parker) Peacock of Milord; four sons and a daughter-in-law, Gary Peacock of Florida, Richard Peacock of New York, Michael Peacock of Manchester, and James and Pamela Peacock of Weare; two daughters and a son-in-law Mary and Dan Day of Greenville, and Melody Demello of Milford; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford, at a later date.

Glenna B. Philibotte
Avid candlepin bowler, loved crochet
Glenna B. Philibotte, 59, of Indian Rock Road, Merrimack, died March 18, 2002, at Elliot Hospital in Manchester after an unexpected illness.

Mrs. Philibotte was born Dec. 3, 1942, in Hollis, daughter of the late Glendon and Lestina (Waldron) Simonds.

She had worked at Texas Instruments as an electronics tester.

Mrs. Philibotte was an avid candlepin bowler. She also enjoyed crochet, crafts and ceramics.

Mrs. Philibotte was predeceased by three brothers, Chester, Albert and Fred Hill.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dana and Carla Ashburner of Goffstown and Dale Philibotte of Manchester; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Lucien Camire of Concord, and Tara and Chris Camire of Farmington; a brother, Frank Hill of Wilton; two sisters, Elvira Burgess of Merrimack and Evelyn Burgess of Dunbarton; a close friend, Raymond LeBoeuf, with whom she lived; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Christine C. Pratt
Lifelong resident of Milford
Christine C. Pratt, 87, of Milford, died March 14, 2002, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood in Milford.

Mrs. Pratt was born Dec. 1, 1914, in Milford, daughter of the late Justin and Una (Ward) Hutchinson. She was a lifelong resident of Milford.

She was the widow of James A. Pratt, who died in 1948.

Mrs. Pratt was employed as a bookkeeper for 50 years for the former Coleman Drug Store and Boulter’s Pharmacy in Milford.

She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Milford.

Mrs. Pratt was a graduate of Milford High School.

She was predeceased by a sister, Mary A. Cassidy.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Clare and Gene Callahan of Milford; a granddaughter, Jennifer Mack and her husband, Ray, of Milford; a great-grandson, Joseph R. Mack of Milford; several nieces and nephews; and close family friend, Frankie Clarke of Milford.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 19 in St. Patrick church in Milford. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.

Donations in her memory may be made to the SHARE Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055.

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

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