|Harold E. Barr
Harold E. Barr, 93, of High Street, Milford, died Saturday, Dec. 5,
1998, at his home.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 3, 1905, son of Edward E. and
Ada (Kuster) Barr.
Mr. Barr had been a resident of the Pillsbury Home in Milford for the
past year and had formerly lived with his daughter, Jean Tonnesen of Milford.
Before moving to New Hampshire he had lived in Roselle, N.J., for 55 years.
Mr. Barr was employed as a purchasing agent for Home Insurance Company
in New York City for 48 years. He retired in l970.
He was a member of the Loyalty Lodge 33 F&AM, Union, N.J., Crescent
Temple A.A.O.N.M.S. of Trenton, N.J., and Lodge Council Chapter Consistory,
Scottish Rite in New Jersey. In addition, he was a member of Tall Cedars
of Lebanon, The Old Guard of Elizabeth, N.J., Chapter 4, and Atlas Chapter
99, O.E.S., Westfield, N.J.
Mr. Barr was a member of Roselle (N.J.) United Methodist Church.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Ellen T. (Knutsen) Barr and his
second wife, A. Ruth (Smith) Grob-Barr.
Family members include two daughters and a son-in-law, Jean Ellen Tonnesen
of Milford, and Alice Jane and Ronald L. Wink of Toledo, Ohio; six grandchildren;
and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held at the Schmidt Memorial Funeral Home in Elizabeth,
N.J., on Friday, Dec. 11. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth,
Memorial donations may be made to the Pillsbury Home, 95 High Street,
Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of local arrangements.
Mae E. Rand
Mae E. Rand, 92, of Crosby Street, Milford, died Dec. 4, 1998, at Harborside
Healthcare Center-Crestwood, Milford.
She was born in West Deering on April 17, 1906, a daughter of Charles
W. and Clarissa (Dunbar) Blanchard.
She was a graduate of New Boston High School, class of 1922, and Keene
Normal School, class of 1924.
Mrs. Rand had been a resident of Milford, for many years and had formerly
resided in Lakeworth, Fla., and Wilton for several years.
Mrs. Rand had worked as a cashier for the First National Store, Milford,
for 13 years. She retired in 1971 from the Souhegan National Bank, Milford,
where she had been employed as a teller.
She was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church and was active
in the Women's Club.
Mrs. Rand was predeceased by her husband, Elmer Harold Rand, who died
Family members include two daughters, Dorothy M. Willette of Lantana,
Fla., and Joan R. Grant of Milford; a son, Harold W. Rand of Greenacres,
Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren;
a sister, Lura Marcotte of Exeter; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. in the
Milford United Methodist Church, 20 Mont Vernon Street, Milford,. Burial
will be in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery, New Boston.
Donations in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association,
Greater New Hampshire Chapter, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 419, Concord, NH
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley L. Warner
Shirley Lorraine (Clark) Warner, a resident of Amherst since 1968,
was born on July 31, 1929 in Detroit, Mich., and died in the presence of
her family at her home in Amherst on Dec. 2, 1998.
She is the daughter of the late Theodore E. and Ellen (Steele) Clark
of Ohio, the widow of Harold C. Warner, who died Oct. 1, 1994, and sister
of the late Gaylord O. Clark of Ohio.
Shirley C. Warner stands as a 12th generation direct descendant of
Governor William Bradford and pastor William Brewster of the Plymouth Pilgrims.
She is also in the lineage of John Steele, one of the first settlers of
Hartford, Conn., and Lorenzo Carter, one of the founders of Cleveland,
She leaves her membership in the N.H. Mayflower Society and the National
Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. he has left two children
and seven grandchildren to carry on the calling chartered by her ancestors.
Mrs. Warner was also a charter member and director of the Amherst Lioness
Club. She actively participated in that organization as treasurer and newsletter
editor. Mrs. Warner also served three years as a board member of the N.H.
Lioness District Cabinet.
Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Warner graduated from Woodville (Ohio)
High School and attended Danir Business College. She worked in her family's
business in Ohio and was employed by law firms in Ohio and Boston as legal
assistant. While in Amherst, she was owner and manager of the Albert Giles
Copper Shop and worked with her husband at Warner Associates, Realtors.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Harold Bradford and Ruth
Warner of Amherst; a daughter and son in-law, Thea and David Ho of Toronto,
Canada; seven grandchildren, Daniel Warner, Jonathan Warner, Stephen Warner,
James Warner, Victoria Warner, Lovelee Warner and Philip Warner, all of
Amherst; three brothers, Theodore, Arthur and Carter Clark, 13 nieces and
nephews and 25 great-nieces and great-nephews, all of Ohio.
The graveside service was conducted by her son, Brad Warner, at Meadowview
Cemetery in Amherst for family members.
Memorial contributions may be made payable to Brad Warner and addressed
to Shirley C. Warner Memorial, PO Box 3, Amherst, NH 03031. The family
will be making donations to the Amherst Rescue Squad, Monelison Rescue
Squad, and an apple orchard will be planted in her memory.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
Margaret E. Gilson
Margaret E. Gilson, 86, of Curtis Farm Road, Wilton, died Saturday,
Nov. 28, 1998, at Harborside Healthcare of Milford.
Born in Kristiansand, Norway, on March 12, 1912, the daughter of Andrew
and Martha (Iverson) Murray, she had lived in Wilton for the last 15 years.
She attended the Wilton elementary school and graduated from Roxbury (Mass.)
Memorial High School in 1931. She earned her nursing degree from the Nashua
Memorial School of Nursing.
Mrs. Gilson had been employed as a private duty nurse in the Milford
area and also for several nursing homes in Milford for many years. She
was later employed as a sales clerk by the former Jordan Marsh Co. of Manchester
for several years.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Milford, a member
and past president of the Milford Woman’s Club, and a member of the Laura
G. Heald Club of Milford.
Mrs. Gilson was predeceased by her husband, Stephen H. Gilson, in 1996,
a brother, Ivar Murray, and a sister, Hazel Lund.
Members of her family include a son, Stephen M. Gilson of Lyndeborough;
a daughter, Martha Greene of Wilton; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Stephen,
and Benjamin Greene, Gretchen Ferraioulo and Derek Whitney; three great-grandchildren;
a brother, Harold Larssen of Dorchester, Mass.; and several nieces.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Dec. 13, at the First Congregational
Church in Milford.
Memorial donations maybe made to the First Congregational Church Steeple
Fund, PO Box 188, Milford, NH 03055.
The Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, was in charge of arrangements.
Joseph H. Ryan
Joseph H. Ryan, 76, of Milford, died Dec. 13, 1998, in Sebring, Fla.
He had been a winter resident of Sebring since 1985..
Mr. Ryan was born in Waltham, Mass. He served with the Marines in World
War II, and worked for the postal service.
Mr. Ryan was a member of the First Congregational Church of Milford,
and the Golf Hammock Country Club in Sebring, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ryan of Milford; two sons, Thomas
Ryan of Sarasota, Fla., and Michael Ryan of Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter,
Katherine Denham of Woods Hole, Mass.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of
Florida, Inc., 1040 Woodcock Road, Suite 119, Orlando, FL 32803.
The Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, Fla., is in charge of
Margaret M. O’Riordan
Margaret M. (Gallagher) O’Riordan, 81, of Mont Vernon, died Thursday,
Dec. 10, 1998, in her home.
Mrs. O’Riordan was born July 27, 1917, in Lawrence, Mass., the daughter
of the late Frank J. and Mary M. (Carey) Gallagher.
She attended school in Lawrence, Mass., earned a bachelor of arts degree
in English from Emmanuel College of Boston and furthered her education
with graduate courses at Harvard. She had been a teacher of American citizenship
A resident of the Amherst area for the past 30 years, she summered
at Island Pond in Derry. She was a past member of Amherst Friends of the
Library, Amherst Garden Club, and Amherst Congregational Church Women’s
Association. She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Souhegan
Nursing Association. She had been a homemaker and devoted mother.
Members of her family include her husband of 51 years, Thomas I. O’Riordan
of Manchester; a son, Brian O’Riordan of Mont Vernon; two daughters, Dierdre
O’Riordan of Bedford and Maura Bloom of Blue Point, N.Y.; two grandchildren,
Kevin and Eric Bloom; a brother, Francis Gallagher of Lunenburg, Mass.;
two sisters, Katherine Holmes, of North Andover, Mass., and Eleanor Biery
of Sandown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 14 at St. Joseph Cathedral,
The Goodwin Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Manchester, was in
charge of arrangements.
Raoul R. Minarelli
Raoul R. Minarelli, 90, of Orchard Street, Milford, died Dec., 20,
1998, at a nursing home in Nashua.
He was born in Plymouth, Mass., on Oct. 11, 1908, a son of Saverio
and Alice (Borghi) Minarelli.
Mr. Minarelli had been a resident of Milford for the past 35 years
and had resided in Nashua for many years.
He was employed by J.F. McElwain Shoe Company, Nashua, for 45 years.
Family members include two daughters and sons-in-law, Madolyn M. Lovejoy
and Charles Moore, with whom he made his home in Milford, and Ann and John
Bilodeau of Campton; six grandchildren, Philip and Kate Lovejoy of Milford,
Tammy and Randy Smith of Milford, Diane and Bill Durkee of Conway, Jeff
and Liz Bellen of Francestown, Karyn Colby of Manchester, and Thomas and
Jennifer Bellen of Merrimack; and five great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 2, at 10 a.m. in the
Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. Burial will be in
St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.
Donations in his memory may be made to Greater Nashua Home, Health
and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.
Victor Parry, 66, of Oak Street, Milford, died Dec. 20, 1998, at the
Milford Medical Center, Milford.
He was born in Milford, on Oct. 9, 1932, a son of Hugh and Priscilla
(Jones) Parry, who both died in 1997.
Mr. Parry was a lifelong resident of Milford, and attended schools
He was employed by NPC Inc., Milford for 10 years and retired in January
of 1998. He had formerly worked in bridge construction for Chase Construction,
Milford; Seaward Construction Company, Kittery, Maine; Ross Construction,
Windham; and Paul Hutchinson Construction, Wilton.
Mr. Parry was a life member of Club National, Nashua, and Harley Sanford
Post 4368, VFW, Milford. In addition, he was a member of the Ricciardi
Hartshorn Post 23, American Legion and Custos Morum Lodge 42, IOOF, Milford.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and served during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Parry was predeceased by his daughter, Carolyn Ann Reichel, who
died in l991 and a sister, Anne Snow, who died in 1996.
Family members include his wife of 37 years, Barbara J. (Laurence)
Parry of Milford; four sons, Edward "Chip" Patten of Belvedere, Calif.,
Laurence Patten Sr. of South Daytona, Fla., Victor H. Parry of Manchester
and David A. Parry of Redondo Beach, Calif.; seven grandchildren; a brother,
Hugh R. Parry of Milton, Vt.; his mother-in-law, Doris Homer of Concord;
and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours are Saturday, Dec. 26, from 11-12:30 p.m. in the Smith
and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. An Odd Fellow service will
be conducted at 12:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Funeral services will follow
at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
L. Lawrence Taylor
L. Lawrence Taylor, 88, of West Dennis, Mass., died Dec. 5, 1998, at
the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass.
Born in Istanbul, Turkey, on Dec. 3, 1910, the son of Efstathios and
Vasaliki (Konini) Taylor, he had lived on Cape Cod for 24 years.
He graduated from Woonsocket (R.I.) High School in 1929, from the Northeastern
University School of Business in 1935, and from the Harvard Advanced Course
He served as a captain in the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army
during World War II.
Before his retirement in 1970, he had been employed as controller by
the University of Massachusetts. He was a volunteer for many years at SCORE
in South Dennis, Mass., a member of the Masonic Lodge of South Yarmouth,
Mass., and an active member of the Dennis Forum.
He was an avid reader, enjoyed basketball, baseball, fishing, music,
woodworking and traveling.
Members of his family include his wife of 55 years, Barbara (Sheldon)
Taylor; a son, Gregg Taylor of Surry; a daughter, Elaine Nelsen of Utica,
N.Y.; a brother, Nicholas Taylor of Cumberland, R.I.; seven grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial services was held in the Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton.
Burial was in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Wilton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Cod Hospital, PO Box 640,
Hyannis, MA 02601; or the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Cape and Islands
(RHCI), 311 Service Road, E. Sandwich, MA 02537.
Robert G. Jerry
Robert G. Jerry, 86, of Chestnut Street, Milford, died Dec. 27, 1998
in Bowling Green, Fla.
He was born in Northfield, Vt., on Sept. 25, 1912, a son of the late
George and Josephine (Duffiny) Jerry.
Mr. Jerry had been a resident of Milford for 11 years and Litchfield
for more than 50 years. He had wintered in Bowling Green, Fla., for many
Prior to his retirement in 1978, he owned and operated the Litchfield
Garage for 32 years. He also worked for the State Highway Department for
many years, plowing the Litchfield roads.
Mr. Jerry was a member of the Litchfield Fire Department for more than
30 years and had served as the second Fire Chief in the Town of Litchfield
for 10 years. In addition, he was a member of the State Forest Service
Association and had served as a Deputy Fire Warden for the State of New
Hampshire. He was a member of the "Litchfield Swinger" Square Dance Club,
and the Winnebago and Down Easters Motor Home Clubs.
He was a communicant of St. Francis Assisi Church, Manchester.
He served in the Navy Seabees during World War II.
Mr. Jerry was predeceased by his first wife, Loretta (Pelkey) Jerry,
who died in 1969, and his second wife, Rita (Leduc) Jerry, who died in
Family members include two daughters and a son-in-law, Phyllis and
Leslie Coldwell of Amherst and Lorraine Jerry of Hollis; a son and daughter-in-law,
Richard R. and Diane Jerry of Litchfield; two stepsons and their wives,
Steven and Mary Richardson of Springfield, Va., and Timothy and Barbara
Richardson of Litchfield; a stepdaughter and her husband, Janice and Gary
Boutilier of Merrimack; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five
sisters and brothers-in-law, Rita and Arthur Drown, Theresa and Norman
Robitaille, all of Northfield, Vt., Alice Reed of Port Orange, Fla., Monica
and Lou Jewett of Barre, Vt., and Sophia Adams of Litchfield; two brothers
and a sister-in-law, Paul Jerry of Northfield, Vt., and Bernard and Katherine
Jerry of Burlington, Vt.; a brother-in-law and his wife, Wilfred and Ruth
Leduc of Milford; and two sisters-in-law, Martha Jerry of Agawam, Mass.,
and Netta Jerry of Northfield, Vt.; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Wednesday, Dec. 30, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in
the Smith and Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. A mass of Christian
burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Assisi Church,
3221 Brown Avenue, Manchester. Family and friends are invited to meet at
church. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery, Litchfield.
Donations in Mr. Jerry’s memory may be made to the charity of one's
Eleanore A. Wilkins
Eleanore A. Wilkins, 88, of Davis Lane, Amherst, died Sunday, Dec.
27, 1998 at her home.
She was born in Quinter, Kan., on July 23, 1910, a daughter of the
late Alfred and Jennie (McElroy) Alexander.
Mrs. Wilkins had lived in Amherst for 63 years.
She was a graduate of Orlando (Fla.) High School and Geneva College,
Beaver Falls, Pa. Prior to her marriage in 1935, she taught in Pine Castle
(Fla.) Elementary School. She was a substitute teacher in the Amherst schools
for many years and managed the Hollis Community Kindergarten.
Mrs. Wilkins was a member of the Amherst Sewing Bee, Amherst Women's
Association, Amherst Garden Club and The Jubileers. In addition, she was
a member of the Amherst School Board and had served as an officer of the
She was a former member of the Amherst Congregational Church and at
the time of her death, was a member of Uniting Church of Christ in Amherst.
Family members include her husband of 63 1/2 years, Harold H. Wilkins
Jr. of Amherst; a son, Gerald A. Wilkins of Amherst; a daughter, Cynthia
W. Baer of Exeter; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother,
J. Gilmore Alexander of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday,
Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. in the Amherst Congregational Church, Church Street,
Amherst. Burton Knight will officiate. Burial will be in Meadowview Cemetery,
Amherst, at a later date.
Donations in Mrs. Wilkins’ memory may be made to the Amherst Rescue
Squad, PO Box 126, Amherst, NH 03031.
Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Carl G. Bergstedt
Carl Gustaf Bergstedt, 89, died Friday, Dec. 25, 1998, at Weston Manor
Nursing Home in Weston, Mass.. Born Nov. 16, 1909, he was the son of the
late Axel and Esther (Anderson) Bergstedt.
An attorney by profession, Mr. Bergstedt retired as counsel to Swift
and Company. He had been a resident of Weston for 40 years and was a former
member of the Weston Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Ruth (Ehn) Bergstedt of Weston,
and a daughter, Joan Clark of Milford; a sister, Mrs. Richard Hill of Marblehead,
Mass.; and two grandchildren, Carl Edward Denton and Meredith Christine
Private services for Mr. Bergstedt are under the direction of J. S.
Waterman and Sons-Waring Funeral Home in Wellesley, Mass., with interment
in Linwood Cemetery, Weston, Mass.
Grover A. Young
Grover A. Young, 76, of Warren and formerly of Woodsville, died Dec.
25, 1998, at Hanover Terrace, Hanover, following an extended illness. He
was born in Lisbon on Jan. 11, 1922, the son of Grover C. and Mollie (Leach)
Mr. Young was raised in Lisbon. He graduated from Lisbon High School
in 1941 and worked as a welder and shipfitter at Bath Iron Works before
he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served in the Submarine
Corps on the USS Plunger, Pike, Stingray and Griffin.
After his discharge he was a master mechanic for several heavy equipment
firms and later was employed as a machinist at Williams and Hussey of Milford.
Mr. Young had lived in Milford for 27 year before moving to Warren
in 1981. He was a member of the American Legion of Warren and attended
the Wentworth Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and
loved traveling and camping.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Joyce F. (Breck) Young of Warren;
a daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca J. and Richard A. Johnson of Warren;
two sons, Paul L. Young of Londonderry and Dana G. Young of Quechee, Vt.;
and several cousins.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Ricker Funeral Home
in Woodsville. Pastor Todd Reed of Wentworth Baptist Church officiated.
Burial will be in the spring at Grove Hill Cemetery, Lisbon.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wentworth Baptist Church,
c/o Mr. Timothy Chase, RFD, Orford, NH 03777; Alzeimers’ Disease Foundation,
N.H. Chapter, PO Box 369, Concord, NH 03302-0369; or to the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society, N.H. Chapter, 50 Bridge Street, Manchester, NH 03101.
Abby F. Boutelle
Abby F. Boutelle, 95, died Dec. 23, 1998, at Monadnock Community Hospital,
She was born in Amherst, on Feb. 24, I903, daughter of Fred and Martha
E. (Boutelle) Boutelle and was a lifelong resident of Amherst.
Miss Boutelle graduated from Amherst High School and Nashua Business
She had been employed as a secretary for Judge Keyes in Milford, and
had also worked for Harland Holt Insurance Company in Milford for many
A graveside service was held Monday, Dec. 28 in Meadowview Cemetery,
Donations in Miss Boutelle’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Elide L. Marchesi
Elide "Linda" Marchesi, 87, of Nashua Street, Milford, died Dec. 23,
1998, in St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.
She was born in Milford on Nov. 13, 1911, a daughter of the late Lorenzo
and Theresa (Monti) Marchesi.
Miss Marchesi was a lifelong resident of Milford and a graduate of
Milford High School, class of 1930.
She was employed as a bookkeeper for the former Milford Motors and
the Milford School District for many years, and retired from Hendrix Wire
and Cable Company, Milford.
Miss Marchesi was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford, and
was active in the Women’s Catholic Club.
She was predeceased by a brother, Felice J. "Mike" Marchesi, who died
Family members include a sister-in-law, Geraldine Marchesi of Milford;
a goddaughter, Sally Brown of Milford; and several cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Dec. 28 in St. Patrick
Church, Milford. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
Cosette E. McGrath
Cosette E. McGrath, 99, of Russell Street, Wilton, died Tuesday, Dec.
15, 1998, at her home after a lengthy illness.
Born in Wilton Feb. 18, 1899, the daughter of Orville Henry and Cinnamon
(Delphy) Frye, she had lived in Wilton all her life. She was a 1918 graduate
of Wilton High School. Mrs. McGrath was the widow of Harry G. McGrath,
who died in 1991.
Members of her family include one son, Milan H. McGrath, and a daughter,
Priscilla McGrath, both of Wilton, and two grandsons, Shaun McGrath of
Clearwater, Fla., and Shane McGrath of Wilton. She was predeceased by a
grandson, Sean "Slugger" McGrath, who died in 1982.
Funeral services were private. The Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, was
in charge of arrangements.
Scott E. Marchand
Scott E. Marchand, 45, of Ossipee died Dec. 31, 1998, at his home after
a long illness. He was born in Fitchburg, Mass., and had lived in Milford
with his lifetime love, Leah Powers, who passed away suddenly in October
He was the son of the late Robert and Evelyn Marchand, formerly of
Amherst. He was a graduate of Milford High School and had been an employee
of Quality Insulation in Nashua for many years. He enjoyed fishing in his
He is survived by a son, Jessie Marchand of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter,
Mariah Nail, and a grandson, Keller Nail, both of North Carolina; and a
brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Teresa Marchand, of Ossipee.
Memorial services will be held Sunday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. at the First
Congregational Church, Route 16B, Center Ossipee. The Rev. Raymond Leavitt
The family would appreciate donations to his funeral fund, c/o Teresa
Marchand, 11 Rainbow Ridge. Ossipee, NH 03864.
The Lord Funeral Home, Center Ossipee, is in charge of arrangements.
Roland F. Sprague
Roland F. "Rollie" Sprague, 77, of King Street, Milford, died Dec.
31, 1998, at Florida Hospital in Orlando.
He was born in Milford on July 20, 1921, a son of the late Frederick
and Gladys (Byrd) Sprague.
Mr. Sprague was a life-long resident of Milford and wintered in Sebring,
Fla. He was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1939.
Mr. Sprague owned and operated Sprague Oil Company in Milford for many
years, and retired in 1980.
Mr. Sprague served on the Milford Fire Department for 30 years. He
was a former Milford fire chief, and a member of the Firemen’s Relief Association
and the New England Association of Fire Chiefs.
In addition, he was a former member of the Milford Rotary Club and
the Ricciardi Hartshorn Post 23, American Legion. He was a member of Harley
Sanford Post 4368, VFW, Milford. He was an avid golfer and a member of
the Amherst Country Club and the Sun N Lake Country Club in Florida.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford, and Our Lady of
Grace Church, Sebring, Fla.
Mr. Sprague was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
Family members include his wife of 57 years, Antoinette "Toni" (Luongo)
Sprague of Milford; two sons, Dr. Barry G. Sprague of Hyattsville, Md.,
and Frederick K. Sprague of Northwood; a daughter, Bette Anne Brandon of
Hudson, Mass.; three grandchildren, Ian Brandon of Hudson, Mass., Leah
Brandon of Waterville and Adam Sprague of Northwood; a brother, Glenn Sprague
of Stratham; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 5 in St. Patrick Church,
Milford. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Donations in Mr. Sprague’s memory may be made to the American Lung
Association, 456 Beech St., PO Box 1014, Manchester, NH 03105 or to the
Share Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.
Eliza K. Stevens
Eliza K. "Jean" Stevens, 69, of Hillsboro, died Dec. 30, 1998, in Concord
She had lived in Milford for 17 years before moving to Hillsboro 15
Mrs. Stevens was born in Louisville, N.Y., on July 19, 1929, a daughter
of the late Blanche M. (Barrett) and Bert A. Scott Sr.
She was educated in Keene elementary schools and attended New Boston
High School. She worked as a hairdresser for several years in Goffstown.
She enjoyed camping, cooking, sewing and needlework.
Mrs. Stevens was predeceased by a son, Glenn A. Stevens; two brothers,
Bert F. Scott and Glenroy W. Scott, and a half-brother, Ralph Barrett.
Family members include her husband of 51 years, John M. Stevens of
Hillsboro; a daughter, Barbara R. Stevens of Takoma Park, Md.; two sons
and a daughter-in-law, Jere N. Stevens of Wilton, and John M. III and Anita
Stevens of Milford; three grandchildren, Heather L. Stevens, Nicolette
R. Stevens and Jason C. Stevens, all of Milford; a brother, William F.
Scott of Keene; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Jan. 2 in the Smith and Heald Funeral Home,
Milford. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Milford. The Rev. Dana Miller,
pastor of The First Baptist Church of Milford, officiated.