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Emily Jursik, EPSOM
Saturday, February 19, 2000
EPSOM - Emily Jursik, 91, formerly of Concord, died Thursday at the Epsom Manor Nursing Home.
She was born in Little Ferry, N.J., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Karlosky. She lived in New York for many years before moving to Concord in 1994.
She worked as a private secretary for Lehman Brothers in New York for many years.
She was a member of St. Peter's Church.
She enjoyed crossword puzzles.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Jursik.
She is survived by her son, Robert Jursik; and a grandson.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 7 a.m. at St. Peter's Church in Concord. Interment will be held at a later date.
The Boutwell & Hussey-Wiren funeral service is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia J. Aguilar, LACONIA
Saturday, February 19, 2000
LACONIA - Patricia J. Aguilar, 58, of South Main Street, died Thursday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Jamaica Plain, Mass.
She was born in Rochester, the daughter of John & Marguerite (Conlin) Murby. She lived in Laconia for most of her life.
She graduated from Laconia High School in 1959.
She served in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
She was a student at the Empire Beauty School in Laconia.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Belmont.
She is survived by her father of Belmont; a son, Daniel Conlin of Laconia; a daughter, Christina Aguilar of Laconia; a sister, Kathy Murby of Manchester; and her fiancé, Dennis Decato of Belmont.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. The Rev. Kevin Connor will be officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Farmington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Theresa Peters, 46 Taylor Home Dr., Laconia 03246.

Ralph L. Shackett, BRISTOL
Saturday, February 19, 2000
BRISTOL - Ralph L. Shackett, 87, of West Shore Road, died Thursday at his winter home in Holmes Beach, Fla.
He was born in Troy, the son of Isaac and Melvina (Freeman) Shackett. He was a longtime resident of the Newfound area.
He was the founder of Shackett's Grocery Store.
He was a communicant of St. Timothy's Church in Bristol and St. Bernard's Church in Holmes Beach, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Irene (LaPierre) Shackett of Bristol; two sons, Ralph Shackett of Bristol and Charles Shackett of Laconia; a daughter, Shirley Gilbert of Manchester; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Chapel, West Shore Road, Bristol.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at the Our Lady of Grace Chapel. The Rev. William Quirk will be the celebrant. Burial will be held in the spring at Homeland Cemetery in Bristol.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Timothy's Church, P.O. Box 37, Bristol 03222.
The Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol is in charge of arrangements.

Phyllis Morin, GILFORD
Saturday, February 19, 2000
GILFORD - Phyllis (MacDonald) Morin, 69, of Gilford, died Feb. 11 in hospice care at the home of her son, Philip Hough, in Earlville, N.Y.
She was born to Edward and Lillian (Howard) MacDonald.
She was a graduate of the Downville Central School. She also received a certificate in dental hygiene from the Eastman Dental Dispensary in 1949, an AAS in dental hygiene from the New Hampshire Technical Institute in 1974, a bachelor's degree (summa cum laude) in secondary education and biology from Notre Dame College, and a master's degree in health education from Plymouth State College in 1978.
She practiced dental hygiene for several years at the practice of Dr. Kenneth Achber in Laconia. In addition, she served as a public dental hygienist for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services from 1960 to 1973. She taught at the New Hampshire Vocational Technical Institute from 1975 to 1977 and worked as the initiating coordinator and instructor for the Health Occupations Program in the Laconia School District from 1977 to 1981. She worked as a public health dental hygienist for the New Hampshire Bureau of Dental Health from 1981 to 1990 and then transferred to the Division for Children, Youth and Families as a child protective service worker. She retired in 1999.
She was also the owner of the Maple Grove Cottages and Motel in Gilford, which she operated from 1959 to 1987.
She was a member and former president of the New Hampshire Dental Hygienists Association.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fernand Morin.
She is survived by two sons, John Morin of Cold Spring, N.Y., and Phillip Morin of Earlville, N.Y.; a daughter, Lisa Morin of Gilford; two brothers, Charles MacDonald of Downsville, N.Y., and Fred MacDonald of Harpusville, N.Y.; and six sisters, Doris Jones of Spencerport, N.Y., Dawn Spencer of Binghamton, N.Y., Shirley Grant of Shinhopple, N.Y., Sharlee Horylev of Hilton, N.Y., Kay Tillapaugh of Delhi, N.Y., and Maxine Doig of Downsville, N.Y.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Burial will be held in the spring in Downsville, N.Y.
The William W. Kehoe Funeral Home of Sherburne, N.Y., is in charge of arrangements.

Lawrence E. Fox, MANCHESTER
Sunday, February 20, 2000
MANCHESTER - Lawrence E. "Larry" Fox, 45, died Friday at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Manchester, the son of Edward and Elizabeth (Roche) Fox. He was a lifelong resident of Manchester.
He attended local schools and was a graduate of Manchester West High School.
He had been employed on the road crew for the Manchester Highway Department for 26 years, retiring in 1999.
He was a member of the Raphael Club and the Ukranian-American Club. He was also a communicant of St. Raphael Church.
He was predeceased by a sister, Anne Fox.
He is survived by a sister, Mary Rogers of Bow; a niece; a close friend, Caroline Dahlstrom of Manchester; and several cousins.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the J. Robert Durning Funeral Home, 754 Chestnut St., Manchester.
A funeral liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Raphael Church, 103 Walker St., Manchester. Burial will be held in the New St. Joseph Cemetery in Bedford.

Willard R. Read, BELMONT
Monday, February 21, 2000
BELMONT - Willard R. Read, 79, died Saturday at the Franklin Regional Hospital.
He was born in West Alton, the son of Roy and Verna (Ricker) Read.
He served in the Chemical Warfare division of the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
He worked as a machinist at Scott & Williams for many years. He also served as a firefighter in Belmont for 20 years.
He was a member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks No. 876, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1698 of Franklin, the Belknap Snowmobilers, the Belknap County Sportsmans Club and the Fire Fighters Association.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was predeceased by a brother, Walter Read, in 1997.
He is survived by a brother, George Read Sr., of Gilford; a sister, Mavis Dube of Belmont; and several nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. The Laconia Lodge of Elks will be conducting a Session of Sorrow tomorrow at 7 p.m. during the calling hours.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Huntley Halvorson will be officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Gilford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Belmont Fire Fighters Relief Association, P.O. Box 837, Belmont 03220.

Anita M. Kelso
Monday, February 21, 2000
Anita M. (Cozzi) Kelso, 88, of Concord, died Saturday at the Genesis Pleasant View Nursing Home after a long illness.
She was born in Concord, the daughter of Louis and Philomena (Ceci) Cozzi. She lived in Bow from 1945 to 1955 and Epsom from 1955 to 1995.
She graduated from Concord High School.
She worked as an operator for New England Telephone Co. and as a clerk for First National Grocery Store and retired from the Samuel Eastman Co.
She was a past president of the Concord Emblem Club, a past supreme marshall of the National Emblem Club, a member of the Epsom Garden Club and a volunteer for the Community Action Program in Suncook for many years.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Omar Horne, in 1946; and her second husband, James Kelso, in 1964.
She is survived by a son, Donald Horne of Hooksett; a daughter, Carol Ann Drosky of Fayetteville, Ga.; a step-son, James Kelso of Bow; a step-daughter, Louise Dugay of Florida; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Catherine Cozzi, Helen Cozzi, Jenny Crutchfield and Beatrice Kiley, all of Concord; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 S. Main St., Concord.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, 135 N. State St., Concord. Burial will follow in the Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Church.

Corinne C. Hanson, CONTOOCOOK
Monday, February 21, 2000
CONTOOCOOK - Corinne C. Hanson, 88, died Saturday at home.
She was born in Rumney, the daughter of Charles and Zena (Avery) Cummings.
She worked as a cook for youth camps, schools, hotels and country clubs. She was also the owner of Hanson's Restaurant from 1961 to 1963.
She joined the Rumney Grange in 1925 and had recently received her 70th year pin from the River Hill Grange in Penacook. She had served as master in Canterbury, matron of Contoocook's Juvenile Grange and as past master of all four degrees of Grange. In addition, she served on the Youth Committee of State Grange.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Hopkinton.
She is survived by two sons, Paul Hanson Jr. of Ohio and Roger Hanson of Allenstown; two daughters, Emily Eggeman of Kansas and Dorothy Graziano of Contoocook; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a nephew; and two grandnephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home, 3 Hall Ave., Henniker.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. 
The Rev. Gail Whittemore will be officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at the Contoocook Village Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03301-0797.

Emma Haddad, SALEM
Monday, February 21, 2000
SALEM - Emma (Lutz) Haddad, 94, died yesterday at Salem Haven Nursing Home.
She was born in Derry and attended schools in Derry and Lawrence, Mass. She graduated from Lawrence (Mass.) High School.
She worked at the Wood Mills of Lawrence, Mass., and had been employed as a seamstress at McQuade's and Gentry Men's Stores of Lawrence, Mass.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the United Methodist Church of Lawrence, Mass.
She was predeceased by her husband, Jack Haddad; and a son, Robert Haddad.
She is survived by two grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Emmert and Dewhirst Funeral Home, 93 E. Haverhill St., Lawrence, Mass.
Memorial donations may be made to the Salem Haven Activities Center, 23 Geremonte Dr., Salem 03079.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the Bellevue Cemetery in Lawrence, Mass.

Barbara J. MacFarlane, DEERING
Monday, February 21, 2000
DEERING - Barbara J. (Drew) MacFarlane, 77, of Blueberry Hill Road, died Friday at Concord Hospital.
She was born in Lexington, Mass., the daughter of Carl and Isabelle (Townsend) Drew. She had lived in Sherborn, Mass., for 65 years.
She attended schools in Sherborn, Mass., along with LaSalle Junior College.
She worked as the assistant tax collector in Sherborn, Mass., for 10 years.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald MacFarlane, in 1994; and her daughter, Barbara Carter, in 1977.
She is survived by two sons, P. Drew Carter and Robert Carter, both of Deering; two daughters, Cynthia Paul of Henniker and Nancy Norniack of Hardwick, Mass.; a step-daughter, Donna Cato of Seabrook Bench; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Harvey Memorial Cemetery in Hillsboro at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hillsboro Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 350, Hillsboro 03244 or to the Deering Rescue Squad, RR 1, Box 166, Deering 03244.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home of Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Alphonse Cyr Sr., PEMBROKE
Monday, February 21, 2000
PEMBROKE - Alphonse Cyr Sr., 74, of Fourth Range Road, died yesterday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., the son of Joseph and Marieann (Roy) Cyr. He had lived in Pembroke for many years.
He worked as a truck driver for the New Hampshire Distributors Inc. for many years.
He was an avid outdoorsman and loved animals and nature.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Norman Cyr and Albert Cyr.
He is survived by his wife, Winifred (Wood) Cyr of Pembroke; six sons, Alphonse Cyr Jr. of Canterbury, Alan Cyr and Peter Cyr, both of Hillsville, Va., Glenn Cyr of Fairbanks, Alaska, Robert Cyr of Marlboro and Jonathan Cyr of Stoddard; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Florence Vigeant of Lower Waterford, Vt., Jeanette Poliquein of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Rita Whipple of Lancaster; one brother, Roland Cyr of Wilamantic, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 South Main St., Concord.
Graveside services will be held in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in Cornish, Maine.

Kathryn Dunham, NEW LONDON
Tuesday, February 22, 2000
NEW LONDON - Kathryn "Kitty" (Kashik) Dunham, 94, of Main Street, died Sunday at Woodcrest Village.
She was born in Algoma, Wis., the daughter of Peter and Appolonia (Welnick) Kashik. She had lived in Cranford, N.J., for 15 years and Long Valley, N.J., for 15 years before moving to New London in 1969.
She graduated from Algoma (Wis.) High School.
She was a communicant of Our Lady of Fatima Church in New London and a member of the Women's Society.
She enjoyed gardening, painting and crafts.
She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Dunham, in 1973.
She is survived by three daughters, Pauline Sanfacon of Gilford, Pamela Root of Eastham, Mass., and Penelope Burrell of Brick, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Main Street, New London. The Rev. Richard Lower will be the celebrant. Burial will be held in the spring at West Part Cemetery in New London.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Fatima, 75 Main St., New London 03257.
The Chadwick Funeral Service of New London is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret G. Christie, FRANKLIN
Tuesday, February 22, 2000
FRANKLIN - Margaret G. (Dubois) Christie, 83, of the Mountain Ridge Health Care Center in Franklin, died Sunday after a period of failing health.
She was born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Desire and Fedora (H'Arquin) Dubois. Before moving to Franklin, she had lived in Westboro, Mass.
She was employed for many years as a secretary for Sears-Roebuck in Worcester, Mass.
She was a lifetime member and former president of the Emblem Club No. 51 in Worcester, Mass. She was active with state and national conventions of the Emblem Club and was honored by the Emblem Club in Worcester Mass., during the 1976 Centennial Celebration.
She was a Roman Catholic.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Christie, in 1996; a sister; and three brothers.
She is survived by a sister, Virginia Caveney of Northfield; a stepdaughter, Brenda Haylund of Douglas, Mass.; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
There are no public calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Mary of the Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Tilton. The Rev. Richard Giroux will be the celebrant. Entombment and spring burial will be held in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Franklin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 710 W. 168th St., 3rd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10032.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is in charge of arrangements.

Richard H. Ames, NORTHFIELD
Tuesday, February 22, 2000
NORTHFIELD - Richard H. Ames, 80, of Summer Street, died yesterday at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt., following a period of failing health.
He was born in Laconia, the son of Henry and Isadore (MacMurphy) Ames. He had lived in Laconia and Franklin for many years, moving to Northfield in 1972.
He was a graduate of Laconia High School.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Machinist Mate, 2nd Class.
He worked for more than 30 years as a pressroom foreman at the Journal Transcript in Franklin. He later became a partner-owner of F.M. Piper Printing Co. in Franklin. He retired in 1989.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1698, the Franklin Lodge of Elks BPOE No. 1280, the Lakes Region Chapter of the DAV and the American Legion Post No. 49 in Northfield. He was also a past member of the Franklin Targeteers and the SeeBee Veterans of America.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Judith Ames, and a son, Michael Ames.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Ruth (Corey) Ames of Northfield; a son, Dennis Ames of Sanbornton; two stepsons, Colin Chapman of Franklin and Conrad Chapman of Alton; a step-daughter, Violet Young of Yachats, Oregon; two grandsons; nine step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara Briggs of Laconia.
A memorial celebration will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton. Memorial services will be held by members of the American Legion Post No. 49.
Memorial donations may be made to the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin 03235.

John D. Windhurst, WARNER
Tuesday, February 22, 2000
WARNER - John D. Windhurst, 51, of Brown Road, died Saturday at Concord Hospital after a short illness.
He was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., the son of John Herman and Jean Landsman. He lived in Hopkinton for 35 years before moving to Warner last year.
He served with the U.S. Marine Corps as a sergeant in the 5th Marine and 1st Marine Division as a rifleman. He completed a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 and then completed two more years in the Marine Reserves. He was the recipient of the Purple Heart, the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal and the Rifle Marksman Badge.
He worked as a maintenance contractor for the Hopkinton school system and the town of Hopkinton.
He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, a member of the American Legion Post No. 81 in Contoocook and the Montshire Mycological Club.
He established and maintained a memorial in Contoocook Village for those who died in Vietnam. He also assisted in the annual science fairs held by Sue Pisinski.
He enjoyed his two dogs, Bonnie and Clyde, and loved hunting, fishing, trapping and foraging for wild mushrooms.
He was predeceased by his sister, Kim Windhurst, in 1990.
He is survived by his father of Hopkinton; his mother of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; his wife, Martha (Weeks) Windhurst of Warner; three brothers, David Windhurst of Fountain Hills, Ariz., and Scott Windhurst and Eric Windhurst, both of Hopkinton; two sisters, Gail Carroll of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Lisa Terry of Smithfield, Va.; and nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held March 3rd at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Hopkinton. The Rev. Hays Junkin will officiate.
The family will greet friends and family at their home at 151 Brown Road immediately following the service.
The Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Herbert L. Kimball, TILTON
Tuesday, February 22, 2000
TILTON - Herbert L. Kimball, 92, formerly of Contoocook, died Sunday at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton after a long illness.
He was born in Webster, the son of Harry and Jessamine (Griffin) Kimball. He lived in the Webster-Contoocook area for most of his life.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in Newport News, Va., from 1942 to 1945.
He worked for the C.J. Bernier Construction Co.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working as a lumberman.
He is predeceased by four brothers, Alfred Kimball, Richard Kimball, Harold Kimball and Raymond Kimball; and a sister, Dorothea Scribner.
He is survived by a brother, Alton Kimball of Hopkinton; two sisters, Florence Bernier of Concord and Winnifred Mock of Boscawen; and several nieces and nephews
There will be no calling hours. Interment will be held in the spring in Riverdale Cemetery in Webster.
The Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kerwin J. Ellsworth, ALLENSTOWN
Wednesday, February 23, 2000
ALLENSTOWN - Kerwin J. Ellsworth, 83, of Sunrise Lane, died Monday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Hillsboro, the son of James and Nellie (Whitcomb) Ellsworth, and lived there for 65 years. He attended schools in Hillsboro and graduated from high school in 1934. He later moved to Epsom, where he lived for ten years, and then to Allenstown, where he lived for eight years.
During World War II, he served with the Civil Air Patrol.
He was a former employee of Ellsworth Motor Express Co., Hillsboro, which his father owned and operated for many years. He worked for the Boston & Maine Railroad and for the Federal Postal Service, where he served as a mail clerk in Boston. He also worked for J.B. Tasker, Clothier, of Hillsboro for ten years and GTE Sylvania from 1958 to 1978. He retired in 1978.
He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and the Hillsboro Grange, where he was also a past master. He was a member of the Sons of Union Veterans and St. Mary's Catholic Church, both of Hillsboro.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, E. Clara (Wood) Ellsworth of Allenstown; a daughter, Geri Morgan of Gilbert, Ariz.; a son, Richard Ellsworth of Chandler, Ariz.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Ulla Fisher of Hillsboro; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Vurlyn Boan and Helen Mattice.
There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Appleton Cemetery, Deering, in the spring.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, 03101-2244.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home, Hillsboro, is in charge of arrangements.

David R. Titcomb, HENNIKER
Wednesday, February 23, 2000
HENNIKER - David R. Titcomb, 68, died suddenly at home on Thursday.
He was born in Deering, the son of Harold and Bertha (Goess) Titcomb. He attended schools in Deering and Hillsboro.
After graduating from high school, he served for four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and spent two years at sea on a destroyer. He obtained a degree in agriculture from the University of Massachusetts and a bachelor of science degree from New England College after returning from the service.
For the next 20 years, he owned and operated North Branch Builders through which he constructed many homes and commercial and agricultural structures throughout the region. He also founded and operated the Washington Development Company, which was responsible for the development of The Villages of Granite Hill in Hooksett and many other housing and land development projects. He also owned and operated a 300-acre farm in Weare. Recently, he had served as an officer and director of Brazilian Resources, Inc. with significant involvement in Brazil, where he acquired and developed assets for the company.
He served on numerous local committees, including the Weare High School Building Committee. He was the Weare and John Stark school moderator, chairman of the Weare Conservation Commission, a selectman in Deering and a member of several governing boards, including the Merrimack Farmers Cooperative. He was an active member of the Audubon Society, traveling abroad to participate in their activities.
He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, sailing, golf and coaching.
He is survived by a son, Daniel Titcomb of Henniker; a daughter, Jeanne Hukee of Port Byron, N.Y.; five grandchildren; a brother, Harold Titcomb of Hillsboro; a sister, Jean Bartlett of Deering; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife, Kathleen Titcomb of Port Byron, N.Y.
He was predeceased by a sister, Esther Titcomb of Deering.
There are no calling hours. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Deering Community Church, with the Rev. Joyce Lovejoy, pastor, officiating.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home, Henniker, is in charge of arrangements.

James W. Abbott
Wednesday, February 23, 2000
James W. Abbott, 61, of Washington St., died Monday at Hospice House in Concord.
He was born in Concord, the son of Harriet Abbott, and was a graduate of Concord High School.
He was a cook at Concord Hospital for more than 41 years. He semi-retired in 1997 and then worked part-time as a cook at the hospital.
He loved the ocean.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Dorothy (Nutter) Abbott; one son, James Abbott Jr. of Nevada; one daughter, Cindy Pelillo of Concord; one granddaughter; and one brother, Philip Abbott of Lakeside, Ariz.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 No. Main St., Concord, with the Rev. John Johnson officiating.
Donations may be made to the Hospice House, c/o Concord Regional VNA, P.O. Box 1797, Concord, 03302-1797.

Marion E. Whelpley
Wednesday, February 23, 2000
Marion E. Whelpley, 97, formerly of Manchester, died in a Concord nursing facility.
She was born in Manchester, the daughter of Arthur and Margaret (Estey) Whelpley. She had lived in Concord since 1986, coming from Manchester.
She had been employed as an administrative assistant for 42 years by the New Hampshire Baptist Convention in Concord, now known as The American Baptist Convention of New Hampshire and Vermont. She retired in 1967.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Manchester, the Elliot Hospital Associates and the Manchester Women's Club.
She was very involved with her nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two sisters, Helen Whelpley and Col. Margaret Ewen, Ret.
Survivors include a nephew, John Ewen of Vinalhaven, Maine; two nieces, Elizabeth Hood of Orlando, Fla., and Nancy Fording of Ogunquit, Maine; numerous grand and great-grandnieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. Private services will be held at a later date.
Goodwin Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.

Joseph B. Tracy, EASTON, Mass.
Wednesday, February 23, 2000
EASTON, Mass. - Joseph B. Tracy, 38, formerly of Manchester and Hillsboro, died yesterday at Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton, Mass., after a brief illness.
He was born in Brockton, Mass., the son of Bernard "Bill" and Mary "Betty" (Dillon) Tracy of Easton, Mass. He grew up and lived in Easton, Mass., most of his life and lived a short time in Manchester and Hillsborough. He was a graduate of Oliver Ames High School in Easton, Mass., and attended Hesser College in Manchester.
He worked as a technician for Modern Auto Body in Brockton, Mass., for the past three years. While living in New Hampshire, he worked for security at St. Anselm College in Manchester and New England College in Henniker.
He was a registered EMT and was a member of the National Rifle Association and GOAL.
In addition to his parents of Easton, Mass., he is survived by a son, Joseph Tracy, Jr. of Concord; his maternal grandmother, Helen Dillon of Avon, Mass.; two brothers, Sean Tracy of Easton, Mass., and Patrick Tracy of West Bridgewater, Mass.; a sister, Maureen Temple of Chelmsford, Mass.; and his former wife, Kris (Bennett) Tracy of Concord.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. in the George L. Copeland & Son Funeral Home, 38 Center St., Easton, Mass.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Church, Easton, Mass. Interment will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Easton, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, Mass., 01701.

Sabin W. Guertin, CANTERBURY
Wednesday, February 23, 2000
CANTERBURY - Sabin W. Guertin, 87, died Monday at Concord Hospital following a lengthy illness.
He was born in Boscawen, the son of Sabin and Jane (Supry) Guertin. He lived in Canterbury for most of his life.
He served with the U.S. Army for 39 years and retired as a colonel in 1972. He was stationed in Panama and later served during the Korean War under Col. Douglas MacArthur in Japan.
He graduated from Penacook High School in 1930 and attended the University of New Hampshire before joining the military.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and was one of the founding members of the Knights of Columbus - Monsigneur Laughlin Council No. 5288. He served as a past state deputy and past state master of the Knights of Columbus.
He served as the tax collector for Canterbury and was later the first president of the Canterbury Planning Board. He was a member of the Canterbury Fire Department and was known as the Voice of the Canterbury Fair. He also served the committee that founded the Spruces, a senior citizen housing development in Canterbury.
He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Madeleine (Marchand) Guertin, in 1999; and his brother, James Guertin, in 1978.
He is survived by a son, Sabin Guertin of Candia; two daughters, Diane Williams of Marlborough and Mary-Lee Hogg of Oxford, Penn.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Catherine Dickson of Pittsburg.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. The Rev. W. Timothy Thibeault will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Penacook.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.


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