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Bridget M. McEntee
Bridget M. McEntee, 96, of Souhegan Street, Milford, died Jan. l6, l999, at her home. 
She was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 11, 1902, a daughter of the late Thomas and Annie (McGrail) O'Flanagan. 
Mrs. McEntee had been a resident of Milford for 75 years. She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford, and a former member of the Women's Catholic Club. Mrs. McEntee enjoyed knitting and crocheting. 
She was predeceased by her husband, John J. McEntee, and a son, John T. McEntee. 
Family members include a son, James P. "Bud" McEntee of Lyndeborough; three daughters, Rosemary McEntee, Catherine A. Daniels and Cecilia V. Steele, all of Milford; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and five nieces in Scotland. 
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated Jan. 16 in St. Patrick Church, Milford. Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery, Amherst. Memorial donations may be made to the Share Program, PO Box 27, Milford, NH 03055; or to Souhegan Nursing Association Hospice Program, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055. 
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements. 

Jacqueline M. Moreau  
Jacqueline M. Moreau of Pead Hill Road, Wilton, died Jan. 16, 1999, at the St. Joseph Medical Center, Milford.
She was born in Nashua on Jan. 16, 1937, a daughter of the late Francis X. and Virginia (Largey) Breen. 
Mrs. Moreau was a lifelong resident of Wilton. She had worked for the former McLeod Bros. Orchards, Milford, for several years. In addition, she had worked at Woodmont Orchards and Holt Bros. Orchards, Wilton. Mrs. Moreau enjoyed bingo. 
Family members include her husband of 46 years, Henry J. Moreau Sr. of Wilton; two daughters, Sandra V. Lizotte of Greenville, and Jayne Moreau of Milford; two sons, Henry J. Moreau Jr. of Jaffrey and Brian S. Moreau of Wilton; 12 grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Dodge of Bennington; three brothers, Raymond Breen of Jaffrey, N.J., Thomas Breen of Lyndeborough, and Francis Breen of Amherst; and nieces and nephews. 
A graveside service was held Tuesday, Jan. 19, in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Wilton.
Donations in Mrs. Moreauís memory may be made to Wilton/Lyndeborough Ambulance Service, PO Box 584, Wilton, NH 03086; or to Souhegan Nursing Association, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements. 
 
Hazel Sheldon  
Hazel Sheldon, 77, of West Yarmouth, Mass., died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at the Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Mass.
Born in Wilton on March 30, 1921, the daughter of Charles and Rosa (LaBelle) Sheldon, she lived in Wilton for 17 years. Ms. Sheldon was a 1938 graduate of Wilton High School and a 1940 graduate of the Baypath Institute of Springfield, Mass.
Ms. Sheldon had lived in Amherst, Mass., for 39 years, moving to West Yarmouth in 1979 after she retired. 
Before her retirement, she worked for 39 years as a secretary for the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
Members of her family include three sisters, Edna L. Sheldon and Dorothy McGettigan, both of Wilton, and Barbara Taylor of West Dennis, Mass.; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-nieces and great-grandnephews.
The funeral will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home, 32 Maple St., Wilton. Burial will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Wilton. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Cape Cod Hospital Foundation, PO Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601.
 
Verna G. Campbell  
Verna G. (Doucet) Campbell, 81, died Jan. 13, 1999, at her home in Carver, Mass. She was born on Jan. 6, 1918, in Milford, the daughter of Benjamin and Flora (Vernon) Doucet.
Mrs. Campbell was a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1937, and McLean Hospital School of Nursing. She moved to Carver, Mass., in 1983.
Mrs. Campbell was an operating room nurse at Cardinal Cushing Hospital in Brockton, Mass., for nine years. She also worked at Boston Hospital as an operating room supervisor nurse.
She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star in Milford. She enjoyed painting and playing the organ.
Mrs. Campbell is survived by her husband of 54 years, Robert C. Campbell; three sons, Stewart V. Campbell of Wilton, Robert "Sandy" Campbell of Milford and Jeffery A. Campbell of Nashua; a daughter, Janet Duncan of Carver, Mass.; a brother, Stewart Doucet of Milford; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were private. Interment will be in North Yard Cemetery, Milford.
Memorial donations may be made to Cranberry Area Hospice, 161 Summer St., Kingston, MA 02364; or to the First Congregational Church of Milford.
The Shepherd Funeral Home, Carver, Mass., was in charge of arrangements.
 
Franklin B. Gage  
Franklin B. Gage, 77, of Livermore Street, Wilton, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1999, in St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.
Born in Leominster, Mass., on March 20, 1921, he was the son of Franklin and Eva (Blood) Gage. He had lived in Wilton for 38 years.
Mr. Gage was a 1939 graduate of Fitchburg High School and a 1941 graduate of the Worcester Technical Institute.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He had been employed as a mechanical draftsman for 15 years each at the Iver Johnson Co. of Fitchburg, the Hitchiner Mfg. Co. of Milford, and most recently, the Grade A Corp. of Nashua.
He was a member of the Laurel Lodge I.O.O.F. and the Mayflower Rebekah Lodge 40, both of Wilton. Mr. Gage was a member of the Second Congregational Church of Wilton, where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years.
Mr. Gage was predeceased by two grandchildren, Karen Seagraves and Matthew Basha.
Members of his family include his wife, Charlotte (Beardsley) Gage of Wilton; five daughters, Nancy G. Roy of Canterbury, Paula L. Basha of Milford, Marcia Gage-Little of Amherst, Mary E. Caron of Hillsboro, and Susan E. Goding of Keene; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Herbert Gage of Gardner, Mass.; and three sisters, Dorothy LaDue of Gardner, Mass., and Florene Grimes and Eva Coombs-Lord, both of Westminster, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held Jan. 16 at the Second Congregational Church, Wilton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Home Health Care and Hospice Service, PO Box 496, Peterborough, NH 03458.
The Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, was in charge of arrangements.
 
Johanna Pedersen  
Johanna Pedersen, 89, of Elm Street, Milford, and formerly of Amherst, died Jan. 13, 1999, at Harborside Healthcare Center Milford. 
She was born in Norway on Feb. 1, 1909, a daughter of the late Johan H. and Olivia A. (Olsen) Bentsen. 
Mrs. Pedersen had been a resident of New Hampshire for 12 years; she had formerly resided in Succasunna, N.J., for many years. 
She attended Amherst Baptist Church and was a former member of Hillside Lutheran Brethren Church, Succasunna, N.J. 
Mrs. Pedersen was predeceased by her husband, Peter K. Pedersen, who died in 1987. 
Family members include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Mildred Pedersen of Amherst; three grandchildren, Jennifer O. Oakley of Belmont, Mass., Susanna Lennox of Jacksonville, Fla., and Paul O. Pedersen of New York City; a great-grandchild, Devon Peder Oakley of Belmont, Mass.; two sisters, Gunhild Nordberg of New Jersey and Marie Maasch of New York; a brother, John Bentsen of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews. 
Burial will be in Meadowview Cemetery, Amherst, in the spring.
Donations in Mrs. Pedersenís memory may be made to World Vision, 34834 Weyerhauser Way South, Federal Way, WA 98001; or to the Salvation Army, 1 Montgomery Ave., Nashua, NH 03060.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements. 
 
Roy L. Curry  
Roy L. Curry, 78, of Third Street, Mont Vernon, died Jan. 12, 1999, at his home.
He was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas, on Sept. 4, 1920.
Mr. Curry was graduate of East Texas State Teacherís College, Commerce, Texas. He was employed as a mechanical inspector for Sanders Associates, Nashua, for 15 years.
Mr. Curry was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, and served during World War II.
He was predeceased by his wife, Celia (Wiseman) Curry. Family members include a sister, Betty Jo Curry of Texas.
There are no services.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

L. Gino Macchi  
L. Gino Macchi, 98, of Nashua, died Jan. 24, 1999, in Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center, Nashua. 
He was born in Bisuschio, Italy, on July l9, 1900, a son of the late E. Frank and Josephine (Rossi) Macchi. 
Mr. Macchi had been a resident of Nashua for many years and had formerly resided in Milford for most of his life. 
He attended Milford High School. 
Mr. Macchi was employed by Johns-Manville Corp., Nashua, for 41 years and retired in 1965. He was a member of the Johns-Manville Quarter Century Club, a member of the East Milford Improvement Society and a member of the Granite Grange, Milford. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. 
Mr. Macchi was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Nashua. 
He was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Alice Macchi; a brother-in-law, Frank Wilson, and a niece, Josephine Dahlbloom; and a nephew, Arvid Dahlbloom. 
Family members include a sister, Mary T. Wilson of Nashua; a brother, Italo 0. Macchi of Nashua; two nephews, Frank E. Wilson of Point Judith, R.I., and Edward F. Macchi of Nashua; a niece, Charlotte M. Grassett of Lincoln; three grandnieces, Mary Jo Dahlbloom, Sheri Wilson and Judy Wilson; four grandnephews, Timothy Wilson, Arvid Dahlbloom, Scott Grassett and Stephen Grassett; three great-grandnieces, Marina Miller, Nicolette Sneddon and Marissa Grassett; two great-grandnephews, Arvid Dahlbloom IV and Shawn Sneddon. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today (Wednesday, Jan. 27) at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Church, 34 Amherst St., Milford. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Norwell Home Activities Fund, 12 Concord St., Nashua, NH 03060.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements. 
 
George H. Rollins  
George Herbert Rollins, 86, of Castleton, Vt., died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at the Eden Park Nursing Home in Rutland, Vt., after a short illness.
Mr. Rollins was born on May 13, 1912, in Bath, son of the late Oren H. and Ida (Martin) Rollins.
Mr. Rollins was employed for several years at Hitchiner Manufacturing in Milford, where he manufactured investment castings until his retirement in 1977. During his employment at the Milford plant, he was an active member of the Cellini Club.
Some of Mr. Rollinsí enjoyments in life were woodworking and gardening. 
He was predeceased by five brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Alice (Graham) Rollins of Castleton, Vt., whom he married on Aug. 30, 1932; two daughters, Anita L. Snow of Londonderry and Nancy C. Watkins of Nashua; three sons, Oren H. Rollins of Homestead, Fla., George Rollins Jr. of Groton, Mass., and Gordon Rollins of Milford; a sister, Mary Allbee of North Haverhill; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. 
A funeral service was held on Jan. 26 at the Durfee Funeral Home, Fair Haven, Vt. Kari Keyl, pastor of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Proctor, Vt., officiated. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, l3 Loomis St., Montpelier, VT 05602.
 
Harold G. Frost  
Harold G. Frost Sr., 74, of Nashua, died Jan. 22, 1999, in St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua. 
He was born in Waltham, Mass., on Oct. 5, 1924, a son of the late Clarence G. and Martha E. (Byam) Frost. 
Mr. Frost had been a resident of Nashua for many years. 
He was employed by the former Phinney Saw Mill, Amherst, for more than 16 years and retired in 1986 from Nashua Foundry, Nashua, after 16 years of service. 
Mr. Frost was an avid dog trainer, specializing in the training of beagles. 
He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served during World War II. 
Family members include five daughters, Lora M. Walk, Patricia Dukette, Wanda Frost, Elsie Frost and Dawn Marie Frost, all of Nashua; seven sons, Harold F. "Butch" Frost, James C. Frost, Jack Frost, Clarence Frost, Harold G. Frost Jr., and Mark Frost, all of Nashua, and Danny Wilmont of Merrimack; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gertrude Batchelder of Milford and Mildred Davis of Brookline; five brothers, James S. Frost of Nashua, Clarence G. Frost of Townsend, Mass., Ralph Frost of Greenfield, Ronald Frost of New Ipswich, and Donald Frost; and many nieces, nephews and several cousins.
Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at the Smith and Heald Funeral Home in Milford. The Rev. Dana Miller, pastor of The First Baptist Church, Milford, officiated. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
 
Michael A. Lee  
Michael Andre Lee, 38, of Colburn Road, Milford, died Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at his home.
He was born May 12, 1960, in Holyoke, Mass.
He was a 1978 graduate of Alvirne High School, and was an all-around sport enthusiast in Hudson through high school.
He was a 1983 graduate of North Carolina State University.
He was employed with SDC Inc. in Manchester, as a computer programmer. He was an avid Corvette lover and a former member of the Gate City Corvette Club.
Survivors include his mother, Constance (Labbe) Lee of Hudson; his father and his wife, Lawrence and Beverly Lee of Brookline; a son, Justin Lee, and a daughter, Brittany Lee, both of Milford; a brother, John Lee of Tyngborough, Mass.; a sister, Karen Lee of Nashua; a beloved friend, Tammy Fitzpatrick of Milford, and her two children, Brenna and Daniel; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, Hudson, is in charge of arrangements.

Amelia O. Gunn  
Amelia O. Gunn, 7, of Turnpike Road, Greenville, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at the Monadnock Hospital in Peterborough, due to injuries sustained in an auto accident on Route 31 in Greenville.
Amelia was born in Concord, Mass., on Dec. 30, 1991, and had lived in Greenville all of her life. She was a first-grade student at the Twin City Christian School in Lunenburg, Mass. She enjoyed swimming, ice skating, cross country skiing, reading and her pets.
She leaves her parents, Colin D. Gunn and Suzanne C. Drake, with whom she lived; her maternal grandfather, Alfred C. Drake of New Haven, N.Y.; her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Gunn of Wallcott, Vt.; four uncles, David K. Drake of Easton, Pa., Samuel H. Drake of Salt Lake City, Utah, John T. Drake of Essex, Mass., and David C. Gunn of Hudson, Mass.; an aunt, Barbara L. Conn of Wallcott, Vt.; and several cousins.
A funeral service was held Jan. 23 in the Twin City Baptist Temple, Lunenburg, Mass. Burial will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Twin City Christian School, 194 Electric Ave., Lunenburg, MA 01462.
The Sawyer-Miller Masciarelli Funeral Home, Lunenburg, Mass., was in charge of arrangements.
 
Ethel P. Fee  
Ethel P. (Seavie) Fee, 110, of Hingham, Mass., died Jan. 15, 1999, at the Baypath Nursing Home in Duxbury.
She was born in Goffstown, during the Blizzard of 1888, and she graduated from Milford High School.
She moved to Hingham in 1912, when she married Thomas Fee. She met regularly with the Golden Age Club and attended the United Methodist Church of Hingham and Hull.
At age 105, she lived independently in an apartment at Thaxter Park. She was the oldest resident at the complex.
Until a few years ago, she regularly cooked meals for her large extended family of two surviving children, nine grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
During World War II, she worked at the Naval Ammunition Depot supervising a crew of women who handled large artillery shells and loaded freight cars.
At her 110th birthday last February, Mrs. Fee received salutations from Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry and citations from state Senator Robert Hedlund and State Rep. Francis Marini.
She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Fee, who died 50 years ago, and two daughters, Helen A. Clough and Irene D. Handrahan.
Mrs. Fee is survived by a son, Thomas J. Fee Jr. of Hyannis; a daughter, Mildred Guay of Reston, Va.; many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Jan. 23 at the Hingham Congregational Church. Burial will be private.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1115 West Chestnut St., Suite 301, Brockton, MA 02301.
The Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel, Hingham, was in charge of arrangements.
 
Barbara A. Thomas  
Barbara A..Thomas, 79, of Howard Street, Wilton, died Saturday Jan. 2, l999, in the St. Joseph Hospital of Nashua.
Born in Newark, Vt., the daughter of Walter E. and Agnes (Rice) Smith, Mrs Thomas had lived in Brookline for many years and Pepperell, Mass., for 22 years prior to moving to Wilton 14 months ago.
She had been employed as a Fanny Farmer Store manager for many years and was a member of St. Patrick Infant Jesus Church of Brookline.
Members of her family include two sons, Michael J. Thomas of Brookline and Stephen D. Thomas of Manchester; one daughter Deborah Locklin of Wilton; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service wil1 be held Saturday, Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. in St. Patrick Church, Amherst Street, Milford..
Memorial donations may be made to the Home Health and Hospice Services of Nashua, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.
The Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton, is in charge of arrangements.

Walter C. Snider  
Walter C. Snider, 86, of Bridge Street, Milford, died Jan. 27, 1999, at Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center, Nashua.
He was born in Ovett, Miss., on April 18, 1912, a son of the late Benjamin F. and Julia E. (Morin) Snider.
Mr. Snider had been a resident of Milford for 15 years and had formerly resided in Nashua and Mississippi for many years.
He was employed as a machinist for Abbot Machine Company, Wilton, for 27 years and retired in 1977 from Fab-Braze Corporation in Nashua.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford.
Mr. Snider was a U.S. Army veteran, and served during World War II.
Mr. Sniderís family includes his wife of 54 years, Doris C. (Martin) Snider of Milford, and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 30 in St. Patrick Church, Milford. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
 
Dorothy C. Chandler  
Dorothy C. Chandler, 91, resident of Nashua, died Jan. 20, 1999, at Harborside Healthcare Center, Milford.
She was born in New Bedford, Mass., on May 12, 1907, a daughter of the late William and Mary Conway. She was a graduate of New Bedford (Mass.) High School and Bryant and Stratton Secretarial School, Providence, R.I.
Mrs. Chandler had been a resident of Milford for a short time and formerly resided in Nashua at the home of Diane Tong for four years and New Smyrna Beach, Fla., for many years.
She had attended The Community Chapel and First Congregational Church, both in Nashua, and the Milford United Methodist Church. She also attended Bible study classes and was active in the Methodist Church womenís group.
Mrs. Chandler was active in Eastern Star. She was an enthusiastic card player. She enjoyed gardening and traveling in her younger years.
She was predeceased by her husband, William K Chandler.
Family members include three nephews, Harry W. Tong of Milford, Alan Tong and David Tong, both of Keene; a niece, Sandra Theis of Phoenix, Ariz.; a cousin, Gail Donaldson of Nashua; a grandniece, Pamela Sturdevant of Nashua; two grandnephews, Jeffrey Tong of Nashua and Matthew Tong of Milford; two great-grandnieces, Shanley Sturdevant and Kendra Sturdevant, both of Nashhua; also grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews in Keene and Phoenix, Ariz.
A memorial service held at a later date.
Donations in Mrs. Chandlerís memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.


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