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Claire A. Olsey
Claire Arlene Marie Olsey, 74, of Comstock Drive, Milford, died Oct. 25, 1998, at her home. 
She was born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Dec. 20, 1923, a daughter of the late Edward V. and Barbara (Becker) O'Brien. 
Mrs. Olsey grew up and attended schools in Elmhurst, Queens, N.Y. She had been a resident of Milford for the past year, and had formerly resided in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for 13 years, and Albertson, Long Island, N.Y., for many years. 
She was employed by the former Sperry Corporation, now known as Unysis Corporation, Long Island, N.Y. 
While residing in New York, she was a member and past president of VFW Post 5253 Ladies’ Auxiliary, Albertson, L.I., N.Y. 
Mrs. Olsey was predeceased by a sister, Agnes Hernandez. 
Family members include her husband of 53 years, Lawrence J. Olsey of Milford, a daughter and son-in-law, Claire B. and Stephen O'Keefe of Milford; four grandchildren, Kerry Anne O'Keefe, Stephen S. O'Keefe and his friend, Ami Derringer, and Timothy P. O’Keefe, all of Milford, and Kenneth G. O'Keefe of Charleston, S.C.; a brother, Edward V. O'Brien Jr. of Coral Gables, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. 
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today (Wednesday, Oct. 28) at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford. Burial will be in Calverton National Cemetery, Long Island, N.Y., at a later date.
Donations in Mrs. Olsey’s memory may be made to Home, Health and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060; or the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032; or to St. Patrick SHARE Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 

Leah M. Powers  
Leah M. Powers, 38, of Old Milford Road, Brookline, died Oct. 24, 1998, at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.
She was born in Fitchburg, Mass., on May 4, 1960, a daughter of Alice Blackwood of Brookline, and the late Hobart G. Powers of Brookline.
Ms. Powers was a lifelong resident of Brookline and attended Brookline and Hollis schools.
She had been employed by the New Hampshire State Liquor Commission Nashua store for several years.
In addition to her mother, family members include a sister and brother-in-law, Melanie and Paul Girouard; a niece, Rachel Girouard; and her long-time companion, Scott Marchand, all of Brookline.
A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, Oct. 31, at 9 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford.
Donations in Ms. Powers’ memory may be made to the St. Patrick SHARE Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055, or to the American Lung Association of New Hampshire, 456 Beech St., Manchester, NH 03103.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Doris J. Way  
Doris Jean Way, 68, of Boston Post Road, Amherst, died Oct. 21, 1998, in Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born in Arlington, Mass., on Aug. 28, 1930, a daughter of the late Martin and Corinne (Mellanson) Baudreau.
Mrs. Way was a longtime residence of Dorchester, Mass., and was a. former member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 110 in Nashua.
She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd.
Mrs. Way was the widow of Edgar Russell Way, who died Nov. 12, 1990. Members of her family include two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Dianne Way of Snellville, Ga., and Alan and Lori Way of Milford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and F. Peter Abaid of Merrimack, and Barbara and Christopher Desmarais of Milford; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Baudreau of Florida and John Robert Baudreau of Lebanon; a sister, Gail Donnelly of Nashua; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Oct. 24 in the Church of the Good Shepherd, Nashua. The Rev. Jacqueline McGrady officiated. Burial followed in the family lot in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack was in charge of arrangements.

Roland W. Pelletier  
Roland W. Pelletier, 79, of Merrimack, died Oct. 15, 1998, in St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, after a brief illness.
He was born in Nashua on March 16, 1919, a son of Simon and Alice (Deschesnes) Pelletier.
Mr. Pelletier was a resident of Merrimack since 1954 and was charter member of the Merrimack VFW Post 8641.
Mr. Pelletier was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving on the USS Wilson during World War II.
He was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church.
Before retirement in 1982, he was employed at Nashua Corp. for 28 years.
He was a member of the former Grange Bowling League and the Senior Bowling League.
Mr. Pelletier was the widower of Letitia "Letty" Pelletier, who died Nov. 4, 1995.
Members of his family include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Walter and Donna Pelletier of Milford, Daniel Pelletier, Thomas and Francine Pelletier of Nashua; four daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret and James Moore of Nashua, Mary and Robert Roy of Nashua, Nancy and Fred Pond of Derry, and Sara and Mark Hibbard of Raymond; 16 grandchildren; a great-grandson; a sister, Isabelle Desautel of Nashua; a sister-in-law, Frances Wilson Downey of Merrimack; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 19 in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Merrimack. Fr. Karl Dowd, pastor of St. Christopher Church, was celebrant.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pauline Gilbert Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Merve Albert, 17 Tonga Drive, Bow, NH 03304. 
 
Lucille I. Dwire  
Lucille I. Dwire, 70, of Robinson Road, Hudson, died Oct. 28,1998, at Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center, Nashua.
She was born in Temple on April 4, 1928, a daughter of the late John and Gladys Richards.
Mrs. Dwire had been a resident of Hudson for more than 30 years. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
Family members include her husband of 52 years, Earl H. Dwire of Hudson; four sons and daughters-in-law, Earl A. and Deborah Dwire of Windham, Dennis H. and Rhonda Dwire of Mont Vernon, Gerald A. and Nancy Dwire of Hudson, and Gene A. and Diane Dwire of Nashua; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail A. and James Cassarino of Milford; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Doris LeFavor of Nashua and Bertha Nichols of Hudson; a brother, Francis Richards of Wilton; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Oct. 31 in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.

Richard S. Ricciardi  
Richard S. Ricciardi, 93, of Kessler Farm Drive, Nashua, died Oct. 28, 1998, at his home.
He was born in Perino, Sicily, on Sept. 23, 1905, a son of Charles and Nicolina (Granata) Ricciardi.
Mr. Ricciardi had been a resident of Nashua for three years and had formerly resided in Concord for many years. He wintered in Holiday, Fla.
He was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1923. He worked his way through college, earning his bachelor of science degree in education from the University of New Hampshire at Durham, class of 1927.
Mr. Ricciardi began his teaching career in 1932 in the science department at Pittsfield (N.H.) High School, where he also coached the baseball, basketball and soccer teams. In 1946, he moved to Fairfield, Conn., where he continued teaching in the sciences and later held administrative positions. He was instrumental in developing a successful adult education program in Connecticut.
Mr. Ricciardi was predeceased by a son, James C. Ricciardi.
Family members include his wife of 62 years, Gertrude (Hillsgrove) Ricciardi of Nashua; a son, John A. Ricciardi of Milford, Conn.; a grandson, Robert J. Ricciardi of Fairfield, Conn.; a granddaughter, Gina M. Ricciardi of Waltham, Mass.; a sister, Esther Freni of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Oct. 31 in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.

Lexis I. Merrill  
Lexis Inez Merrill, infant daughter of Jeffrey A. Merrill and Donna M. Westover of Union Street, Milford, died shortly after birth at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 1998.
In addition to her parents, survivors include her two brothers, Christopher Westover and Matthew Westover, both of Milford; and her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Westover of Waltham, Mass.
The Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Clinton H. Tuttle  
Clinton H. Tuttle, 87, of Boston Past Road, Amherst, died Nov. 8, 1998, at his home.
He was born in Lowell, Mass., on Aug. 5, 1911, son of Clinton P. and Helen (Ryder) Tuttle.
Mr. Tuttle had been a resident of Amherst for 10 years and had formerly resided in Nashua and Florida.
He was a graduate of Lowell (Mass.) High School and earned his law degree from Suffolk University.
In the 1940s he worked for Sikorsky Aircraft in Bridgeport, Conn., and General Electric, also in Connecticut. Later in the 1950s he was employed at Edgecomb Steel, Nashua, as a salesman covering Northern New England. For many years Mr. Tuttle had worked at Citizen National Bank in Hollywood, Fla., where he became vice president.
While in Florida he joined the Citizens Group and served as business development and public relations officer. In addition he was director of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Hollywood Rotary Club, a member of the Sales and Marketing Executives of Fort Lauderdale, Inc., Masonic Lodge, and a member of the City of Hollywood Advertising Advisory Board.
After his retirement in 1974, Mr. Tuttle returned to Nashua.
He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth S. Tuttle, who died in 1991, and a son, Clinton L. Tuttle.
Family members include his son and daughter-in-law with whom he resided, Richard P. and Ruth Tuttle of Amherst; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be private, with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Wilton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 1 Montgomery Ave., Nashua, NH 03060.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

George J. Dutton Jr.  
George J. "Dutt" Dutton Jr., 68, of Plant City, Fla., and formerly of Milford, died suddenly while golfing on Nov. 5, 1998.
He was born in Manchester on Feb. 13, 1930, a son of Gladys M. Dutton of Phoenix, Ariz., and the late George J. Dutton Sr.
Mr. Dutton was a longtime resident of Milford. He was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1949, and a graduate of Nashua Business College. He had lived in Plant City, Fla., since 1989. 
Before his retirement in 1997, he was employed by Hitchiner Manufacturing Company for 36 years.
Mr. Dutton had been a member of the Milford Fire Department, the Amherst Country Club, and Walden Lake Country Club, Benevolent Order of Elks and Loyal Order of Moose in Plant City, Fla. In addition, he had served as Director of the Milford Community Athletic Association and New Hampshire Golf Association and was a cubmaster for many years.
In addition to his mother, family members include his wife of 50 years, Carol A. (Tonella) Dutton of Plant City, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen J. and Pamela T. Dutton of Vienna, Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah L. and Irving R. Potter of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Stephen C. and Scott C. Dutton of Vienna, Va., Kimber A. Chandler of Kilauea, Hawaii, and Stephanie J. Spencer of Allentown, Pa.; a great-grandson, Dylan F. Chandler of Kilauea, Hawaii; a nephew, David C. Camp of Milford, and a niece, Amy E. Camp of Sunrise, Fla.
A memorial service was held in Plant City, Fla., on Nov. 7.
Visiting hours will be today (Wednesday, Nov. 11) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in The First Congregational Church, UCC, Union Street, Milford. Burial will be in the family lot at Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in Mr.. Dutton’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack Street, Suite 1, Manchester, NH 03101-2244.

Edward R. Langis  
Edward R. Langis, 69, of Falconer Avenue, Milford, died Nov. 5,1998, at his home.
He was born in Lynn, Mass., on July 27, 1929, of Edward P. and Ruth (Cannon) Langis.
Mr. Langis had been a resident of Milford, for 35 years and had formerly resided in Massachusetts for many years.
He was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, Lynn, Mass.
Mr. Langis had worked as an air traffic controller for the FAA in Nashua and at Logan International Airport in Boston for 28 years.
He was a member of Ricciardi Hartshorn Post 23, American Legion, Milford, and the Harley Sanford Post 4368, VFW, Milford. Mr. Langis was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Mr. Langis was predeceased by his wife, Janis (Sibley) Langis, who died in 1995.
Family members include three sons and daughters-in-law, Mark E. and Roberta Langis, and Chris D. Langis, all of Milford, and Robert A. and Joanne Langis of Merrimack; a daughter, Jo A. Langis of Wilton; four grandchildren, Tabitha, Maria, Tiffany and Sarah Langis, all of Merrimack; and a sister, Kathleen Baribeau of Effingham.
A graveside service will be held Saturday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m. in Riverside Cemetery, Nashua Street, Milford. Following the service, family will receive friends at the Masonic Temple, Mont Vernon St., Milford.
Donations in Mr. Langis’ memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032. 
Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Dexter L. Rollins  
Dexter L. Rollins, 70, of Great Brook Road, Milford, died Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998, at Southern N.H. Regional Medical Center, Nashua.
He was born in Brunswick, Maine, on May 28, 1928, a son of Richard and Lillian (Catlin) Rollins.
Mr. Rollins had been a resident of Milford for the past five years and had formerly resided in Woodstock, Vt., Essex Junction, Vt., and Brunswick, Maine.
For many years he was employed as a chef for the Woodstock Inn, Woodstock, Vt., and Kedron Valley Inn, South Woodstock.
Family members include his wife of 30 years, June E. (Swan) Rollins of Milford; two sons, Henry Rollins of Somerset, N.J., and Daniel Rollins of Augusta, Maine; three daughters, Diane Rollins, Brunswick, Maine, Donna Rollins of Palm Beach, Fla., and Heather Rollins, Milford;. two stepsons, Colin MacDonald, Essex Jct., Vt., and Stevin MacDonald, Jacksonville, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Laurie Schroeder, Essex, Vt., and Heidi Blake, Amherst; 14 grandchildren; three sisters, Emily Holloway of Valrico, Fla., Ardith Nelson of Farmington, Maine, and Caroline Douglas, Lantana, Fla.; five brothers; Clifford Rollins, Alfred Rollins, Ernest Rollins, all of Topsham, Maine, Carl Rollins of Farmington, Maine, and Lawrence Rollins, Bowdoinham, Maine; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Nov. 8 in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford, at a later date.

Guy E. Ryan  
Guy E. Ryan, 73, of Hemlock Hill Road, Amherst, died Nov. 5, 1998, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Milford.
He was born in Bangor, Maine, on June 26, 1925, a son of Guy E. and Louise (Shute) Ryan Sr.
Mr. Ryan had been a resident of Amherst for 21 years and had formerly resided in Sudbury, Mass., for many years.
He owned and operated Lumbertown, Nashua, for 25 years.
Mr. Ryan was a U.S. Army veteran and had served in the New Hampshire National Guard. In addition, he was an avid golfer.
Family members include his wife of 51 years, Marjorie (Lovejoy) Ryan of Amherst; three sons and daughters-in-law, Gary E. and Mary Ryan of Gloucester, Va., Chris T. and Linda Ryan of Mont Vernon, Maine, and Jeffrey A. and Patricia Ryan of Milford; three grandchildren, Wendy Ryan and Colleen Ryan, both of Gloucester, Va., and Marc Ryan of Milford; and a brother, Robert Ryan of Maine.
There are no services. The family received friends at their home Nov. 8.
Donations in Mr. Ryan’s memory may be made to the Amherst Public Library, 14 Main St., Amherst, NH 03031.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

Velma S. Tucker  
Velma Shirley (Gilliam) Tucker, 74, of Valhalla Drive, Milford, died at Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, Nov. 3,1998.
She was born in East Harpswell, Maine, on Feb. 22, 1924, a daughter of the late John and Florence (Williams) Gilliam. She was educated in Maine.
A resident of Milford since 1994, she had previously lived in Londonderry for 25 years.
For 15 years she was employed by Whip-Poor-Will Golf Club in Hudson as a cook.
She enjoyed knitting, cooking and travel, especially to the beach.
She was predeceased by her husband, Percy Tucker, who died in 1970; a stepdaughter, Sandra Davis, who died in 1994; and three brothers, Earl Gilliam, Vernall Gilliam and John Gilliam.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Robert Guerette of Milford; two stepdaughters, Mary Lou Runnion and her husband, John, of Concord, Calif., and Josephine Buker and her husband, Ken, of Albion, Maine; a stepson, Roy Tucker and his wife, Jean, of Shreveport, La.; five brothers, Carroll Gilliam, Eugene Gilliam, Robert Gilliam, Keith Gilliam and Gerald Gilliam, and a half-sister, Roberta Maines, all of Maine; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Following cremation, a graveside funeral services was held Nov. 9 at Evergreen Cemetery, Nashua. The Rev. David Howe officiated.
The Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, was in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor M. Fellows  
Eleanor "Ellie" M. Fellows, 57, of Amherst Street, Amherst, died Nov. 9, 1998, in Concord. 
She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., on Oct. 14, 1941, daughter of the late Raymond and Eleanor (Schnepf) Barcklow. 
She was a graduate of Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania. 
Mrs. Fellows had been a resident of Amherst for 12 years and had formerly resided in Hollis for many years. 
She was employed as a computer programmer for the former Gemini Medical Systems, Nashua, for 10 years. 
Mrs. Fellows was a former member of the Amherst Zoning Board and a Trustee of Trust Funds in Amherst. In addition, she was a member of the Milford and Nashua Rotary Clubs. 
Mrs. Fellows was instrumental in establishing the bread run at the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, where she had volunteered for several years. Mrs. Fellows was a foster mother. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Glenn E. Fellows, who died in 1982. 
Family members include two daughters, Katharine A. Fellows and Margaret O. Fellows, both of Amherst; three brothers, Jonathan Barcklow of Pennsylvania, and Benjamin Barcklow and Raymond Barcklow, both of Cocoa Beach, Fla. 
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 13, in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford. Burial was in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst.
Memorial donations may be made to the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, PO Box 3116, Nashua, NH 03061; or to the CRVNA-Hospice House, 240 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03302-1797.
 
Marshall G. Geddes  
Marshall G. Geddes, 50, of Nevens Road, Hollis, died as a result of an accident in Hollis on Nov. 10, 1998.
He was born in Nashua, on May 26, 1948, a son of Mabel (Glover) Geddes of Hollis and the late Albert L. Geddes. He was educated in Hollis.
Mr. Geddes loved hunting and fishing.
He was a self-employed logger and also did carpentry. At times in his life he had been a truck driver.
He was pre-deceased by a son, Timothy Geddes.
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife of 30 years, Dianne L. (Harding) Geddes of Hollis; a son, Matthew A. Geddes of Hollis; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lori J. Mason of Milford and Lisa A. and Guy Marier of Milan; six grandchildren, Lindsey Mason, Wilson Mason and Todd Mason Jr., all of Milford; Andrea Marier, Brandon Marier and Arielle Marier, all of Milan.
Also five brothers, Malcolm Geddes of Nevada, twins Wayne and Bruce Geddes, both of Nashua, Robert Geddes of Milford and David Geddes of Hollis; five sisters, Martha Gould and Carol Dion, both of Milford, Eleanor Geddes of Antrim, Susan Hall and Debbie Geddes, both of Nashua; two sisters-in-law, Carol Deering of Nashua and Gail Whitney of Wilton; two brothers-in-law, Richard Harding and Francis Whitford Jr., both of Nashua; his father-in-law, Francis Whitford Sr. of Nashua; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside funeral service was be held in East Cemetery, Hollis, on Nov. 16. The Rev. Kent Starrett officiated. 
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to: Keystone Hall, Pine Street Extension, Nashua, NH 03060.
The Davis Funeral Home, Nashua, was in charge of arrangements.
 
Joseph T. Cullinan  
Joseph T. Cullinan, 78, of Souhegan Street, Milford, died Sunday, Nov. 29,1998, at his home.
He was born in Milford on Dec. 6, 1919, a son of the late William F. and Catherine (Cooley) Cullinan. Mr. Cullinan had been a lifelong resident of Milford. He was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1938.
For many years he had been employed by Abbott Machine, Wilton, as a tool and die maker. Later he worked for New Hampshire Ball Bearings in Peterborough and retired after 28 years of service.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Harley Sanford Post 4369 VFW, Milford and a member of the Ricciardi Hartshorn Post 23 American Legion, Milford.
Mr. Cullinan enjoyed playing the guitar, fishing, woodworking, the outdoors and the company of family and friends.
Family members include his wife of 58 years, Cecile (Bergeron) Cullinan of Milford; five sons, Michael J. Cullinan of Milford, Pierre R. Cullinan of Sacramento, Calif., Daniel J. Cullinan of Wilton, Gary J. Cullinan of Milford, and Steven W. Cullinan of Temple; two daughters, Joleen C. Carleton and Christine M. Field, both of Milford; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, James R. Cullinan of Milford; a niece, BettyAnn Barnard of Dunkirk, N.Y.; and many other friends and relatives.
Calling hours will be Thursday, Dec. 3, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Friday, Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst Street, Milford. Burial will be private in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. Memorial donations may be made to SHARE, c/o St. Patrick Church, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055.

Carol W. Magnuson  
Carol W. Magnuson, 65, of Whiting Hill Road, Wilton, died Nov. 28, 1998, in St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, after a lengthy illness.
Born in Attleboro, Mass., she was the daughter of Ruth (Gardner) Maxcy of Attleboro, Mass., and the late Ernest Maxcy. She was a 1951 graduate of Foxboro High School and 1955 graduate of Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., and later received a certificate of graduation from the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago.
She had been employed by the Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library for the past 20 years.
She was a member of the Good News Bible Church of Wilton. She had served as the former chairman of the board of trustees of the church. She was also a member of the choir and was a soloist for the church for many years.
Mrs. Magnuson was also a member of the board of directors of the Wilton After-School Program
Besides her mother, members of her family include her husband, the Rev. Donald E. Magnuson of Wilton; two daughters, Maria Beth Magnuson of Washington and Linda J. Magnuson of Greenfield; a grandson, Jeremy Magnuson of Greenfield; two brothers, Howard Maxcy of Florida and Richard Maxcy of Mansfield, Mass.; and a sister, Margaret Sullivan.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday, Dec. 2), at 2 p.m. at the Good News Bible Church of Wilton Center. Burial will be in the South Yard Cemetery of Wilton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Good News Bible Church of Wilton Center, Isaac Frye Highway, Wilton, NH 03086.
 
Althea F. Raymond  
Althea F. Raymond, 84, of Edgewater Estates, Wilton, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1998, at the Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough after a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 17, 1914, in Meriden, Conn., the daughter of Armand and Amelia (Petryski) Berthiaume. She was a 1932 graduate of the Hyde Park (Mass.) High School.
Mrs. Raymond had lived in Wilton for 47 years. She had been the organist for Sacred Heart Church of Wilton for many years. She was a member of the Wilton Senior Citizens and the AARP. She was an avid bingo player and was well known as an accomplished knitter.
Members of her family include two sons, Charles H. Raymond of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Richard J. Raymond of Milford; two daughters, Patricia Martin of Twin Mountain and Claire Stickney of Laconia; a stepdaughter, Barbara Knowlton of Wilton; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Lauretta Hoar and Barbara Sanuth, both of Hyde Park, Mass.
Calling hours will be today (Wednesday Dec. 2) from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the Nelson Funeral Home, 32 Maple Street, Wilton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Church, Maple Street, Wilton. Burial will be in the Mount Calvary Cemetery of Wilton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wilton-Lyndeborough-Temple Ambulance Association, PO 548, Wilton, NH 03086.
 
Raymond Griffin  
Raymond Griffin, 84, of Raymond, died Nov. 26, 1998, at the Exeter Hospital.
He was born on June 20, 1914, in Swampscott, Mass., the son of the late Hulbert and Nellie (Phinney) Griffin.
A resident of Swampscott, Mass., for more than 40 years, he graduated from Swampscott High School in 1933. He had lived in Amherst for 25 years before moving to Raymond 17 years ago.
Mr. Griffin was employed as a sales representative for McWatty Belting Co. in Providence, R.I.
He was a member of the Wayfarers Masonic Lodge in Swampscott, Mass.
Mr. Griffin is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth (Maitland) Griffin of Raymond; two daughters, Rae Hogan of Salem and Roberta McLaughlin of Piles Grove, N.J.; a son, Richard Griffin of Thayne, Wyo., six grandchildren; a brother, Vernon Griffin of Shirley Mass., and nieces and nephews.
Mr. Griffin was predeceased by a son, Robert Griffin, who died in 1962, and a brother, Harold Griffin who died on July 1,1998.
There will be no calling hours. Private memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, N.H. Chapter, 2-1/2 Beacon Street, Suite 10, Concord, NH 03301-4447.
The Brewitt Funeral Service, Raymond, is in charge of arrangements.
 
Shirley M. Leavell  
Shirley Melvin Leavell, 67, of Hollis, died Nov. 25, 1998, at her home after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
Mrs. Leavell was born June 23, 1931, in Boston, daughter of Albert I. Melvin and Dorothy S. Wheeler. She grew up in Belmont, Mass., with her mother and stepfather, Wilfred Wheeler Jr. She graduated from Belmont High School and Wheelock College in Boston.
Mrs. Leavell moved to Hollis with her husband in 1987. She lived in nine different locations during her almost 46-year marriage. Her final home in Hollis is full of her beautiful painted pieces.
Until she started battling ALS in late 1997, she was an active and very accomplished tole painter, decorative painting usually on wood. In her earlier years she was a kindergarten teacher, a Welcome Wagon Hostess and a Girl Scout leader.
She was a beloved wife and mother. Survivors include her husband, Rodman H. Leavell; three daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and Richard Donnelly of Amherst, Sally and Wu-Hsun Liu of Hollis and Sandra and David Stamp of Hollis; eight grandchildren, Ian and Neil Donnelly of Amherst, Justin, Daryn and Nathan Liu of Hollis, and Brittany, Drew and Phillip Stamp of Hollis; two half-sisters, Carol Melvin and Ruth Luciw of Newtonville, Mass.; and a stepbrother, Richard W. Wheeler of Concord, Mass.
A memorial service was held Dec. 1 at the Church Of Our Saviour (Episcopal) in Milford.
Memorial contributions to the ALS Association Massachusetts Chapter, 7 Lincoln St., Suite 213, Wakefield, MA 01880; or to Home Health and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060 will be appreciated.

Salvatore W. Stella  
Salvatore W. Stella, 95, died Nov. 24, 1998, at The Good Shepherd Home, Jaffrey.
He was born in New York City on Oct. 23, 1903, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Pasqualine Stella.
He was educated in New York City.
Mr. Stella had been a resident of Jaffrey for several years. He had resided in Milford for 18 years and Asbury Park, N.J., for many years.
While residing in New York City, he was employed by Glenbie Beauty Parlor and Lord and Taylor Beauty Shop for many years.
He was a self-taught physicist and inventor, specializing in magnets.
Mr. Stella was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford, and a member of the Milford Council 3035 Knights of Columbus.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, who served during World War I.
Mr. Stella was predeceased by his wife, Marie F. (Cortese) Stella, who died in 1988.
Family members include two sons, Anthony P. Stella of Norfolk, Va., and Edward Stella of Anaheim, Calif.; five sisters; a brother; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Nov. 28 in St. Patrick Church, Milford. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Amherst, at a later date.
Donations in Mr.. Stella’s memory may be made to SHARE, c/o St. Patrick Church, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055-0027.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

Mark F. Emerson  
Mark Farley Emerson, 94, of Worcester, Pa., and formerly of Gwynedd Valley, Pa., a retired educator, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 1998.
Mr. Emerson was born in Milford on Dec. 30, 1903, the son of Charles S. and Estelle Abbot Emerson.
His career in education began with a B.A. and an M.A. in sociology from Dartmouth College. In the mid-1920s he taught at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey, before teaching in several college preparatory schools in the United State and ultimately for 27 years at Friends’ Central School, Philadelphia, Pa. He retired as the chairman of the social studies department.
During this extensive career he organized the Department of Public Affairs at St. Paul’s School in Concord, began an annual Conference on Education for Public Service, developed the first interdisciplinary count in macrohistory, and published several articles on teaching history.
He remained active after retiring in 1971, conducting the "Gardener’s Hotline" for the Montgomery County Agricultural Extension Service, and serving on the boards of the Wissahickon Valley Visiting Nurse Program and the Wissahickon Valley Public Library, and on the Lower Gwynedd Township Park and Recreation Board.
A longtime member of the Religious Society of Friends, he was also active at Gwynedd Friends Meeting.
An avid gardener and naturalist throughout his life, he taught adult education classes in gardening and growing fruit, lectured on the arctic and alpine flora of the White Mountains, and served as a naturalist for the Appalachian Mountain Club, leading nature walks on peaks of the White Mountains.
Mr. Emerson was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Hesse Emerson.
He is survived by two sons, David Emerson of Canterbury and Richard B. Emerson of Lansdale, Pa., and his daughter, Martha Emerson Nichols of South Sutton, and their families.
A Quaker memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m. at Gwynedd Friends Meeting, Gwynedd, Pa. 
Donations in Mr. Emerson’s memory may be made to the American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.
 
Elizabeth C. Waters  
Elizabeth C. Waters, 85, of Forest Road, Wilton, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 1998, in Southern N.H. Regional Hospital in Nashua, after a brief illness.
She was born in Wilmot on May 29, 1913, the daughter of the late Edward and Nellie (Fay) Canton. 
Mrs. Waters had lived in Wilton since 1940. She had been employed as a finisher by the Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., of Milford for 13 years, before retiring in 1978.
Mrs. Waters was an avid reader of books and loved gardening.
She was the widow of Ernest E. Waters, who died in 1963.
Members of her family include two sons and daughters-in-law, John E. and Marilyn Waters, and Ernest G. and Janet Waters; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Romona Jones and Cheryl Ann and Joseph Paro, all of Wilton, and Linda Mae and Alfred Bastien of Milford; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held on Nov. 24 in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Wilton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wilton-Lyndeborough Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 584, Wilton, NH 03086; or the Sunshine Club-ICU, c/o Southern N.H. Medical Center, Nashua, NH 03060.
The Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, was in charge of arrangements.


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