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Doris W. Thompson, IPSWICH, Mass.
Thursday, February 24, 2000
IPSWICH, Mass. - Doris W. "PeeWee" Thompson, 67, a former Concord resident and relative of Concord residents, died Feb. 12 at her home after long battle with cancer.
She was born in Concord, the daughter of the late Francis and Doris Wentworth.
She was a 1950 graduate of Concord High School, and moved to Ipswich, Mass., in 1960 with her family.
She was employed by Waters Inc. Co. in Topsfield, Mass., for many years, and also worked for the Ipswich Water Department. She later worked in the kitchen of the Doyon School Department, where she watched over her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Thompson; two children, Suellen Murphy and her husband, Bernard, of Ipswich, Mass., and Karen Thompson of Newburyport, Mass.; four grandchildren, Caitlin, Michael, Andrew and Kevin; a sister, Beverly Jarnagan and her husband, William, of Concord, Mass.; a brother John Thompson and his wife, Holly, of Concord; a brother, James Thompson of North Troy, Vt.; two sisters-in-law, Freda Thompson of Concord and Helen Jenkins (Thompson) of Brewer, Maine; and two brothers-in-law, Raymond Thompson and his wife, Bonnie, of Concord and Frederick Thompson and his wife, Lorraine, of Sun City West, Ariz.
A memorial service will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Morris Funeral Home, 45 N. Main St., Ipswich, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice House of the North Shore Inc., 10 Elm St., Danvers, Mass., 01923.

Earl W. Houston, BOSCAWEN
Thursday, February 24, 2000
BOSCAWEN - Earl W. Houston, 73, of Water Street, died Tuesday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Boscawen, the son of Walter and Grace (Bartlett) Houston. He was a lifelong resident of Boscawen.
He worked for the Transformer Services C., Saban Electric of Concord. He also worked for 18 years for the Town of Boscawen. He retired in 1987.
He was a member of the Boscawen Congregational Church, a former member of the Boscawen Fire Department and a director of the Boscawen Civil Defense. He was also a member of the American Legion, the Moose Club and the IOOF.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carole (Cole) Houston of Boscawen; three daughters, Paula Hollins, Judith Davison and Jan Reed-Beane, all of Boscawen; a brother, Richard Houston of Penacook; four sisters, Virginia Ford of Boscawen, Doris Kimball and Barbara McCue, both of Franklin and Margaret Baker of Nottingham; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Boscawen Congregational Church. The Rev. Evelyn Clowes will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Boscawen.

Terry Hammell, PENACOOK
Thursday, February 24, 2000
PENACOOK - Terry Hammell, 36, died Sunday at Concord Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Penacook, the son of Leon Hammell and Phyllis (Corneau) Hebert.
He attended the Penacook school system and was a graduate of LaPlace (La.) High School.
He was a self-employed carpenter for many years.
He was a long-time member of the Boy Scouts of America.
He was predeceased by his father, Leon Hammell, in 1997.
He is survived by his mother, Phyllis (Corneau) Hebert of Las Vegas; his wife, Donna Rauseo; Donna Rauseo; two sons, Christopher Hawkins of Belmont and Jonathan Charnley of Penacook; two daughters, Amanda Charnley and Haley Charnley, both of Penacook; four brothers, Michael Hammell and Brian Hammell, both of Penacook, Leon Hammell III of Las Vegas, and Steven Hammell of Dallas; three sisters, Mitzi Reeder of Houston, Mary Wilson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Monica Barbour of Mobile, Ala.; and several nieces, nephews, greatnieces and greatnephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Internment will immediately follow in Calvary Cemetery in Penacook. The Rev. W. Timothy Thibeault will officiate.

Leon A. Gagne Sr., GREENFIELD, Mass.
Thursday, February 24, 2000
GREENFIELD, Mass. - Leon A. Gagne Sr., 83, of Montague, Mass. and a relative of area residents, died yesterday at Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Mass.
He was born in Salem, Mass., the son of Adrian and Anna (Dennis) Gagne.
He was educated in the Salem (Mass.) public schools.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He worked for 36 years in the production division at Greenfield Tap & Die Corp. and retired in 1980.
He was a communicant of the Holy Trinity Church in Greenfield, Mass.
He enjoyed sports, gardening and jigsaw puzzles.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Madeline (Lawrence) Gagne of Greenfield, Mass.; a son, Leon Gagne Jr. of Penacook; a daughter, Yvonne Cali of Jacksonville, N.C.; two brothers, Albert Gagne of Salem, Mass., and Alphonse Gagne of Beverly, Mass.; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m at the McCarthy Funeral Home, 36 Bank Row, Greenfield, Mass.
Private funeral services will be held Saturday at the funeral home.
A Liturgy of Christian burial will be observed Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Church, 133 Main St., Greenfield, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Holy Trinity Church, P.O. Box 965, Greenfield, Mass., 01302, or to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Greenfield Co-Operative Bank, 63 Federal St., Greenfield, Mass., 01301.

Francis E. Morin
Thursday, February 24, 2000
Francis E. Morin, 77, of Maitland Street in Concord, died Wednesday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Concord, the son of Ernest and Agnes (McGuire) Morin.
He graduated from Concord High School in 1940.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
He worked at the shipping and receiving department at Sears & Roebuck for 18 years and also worked as a painting contractor for Joseph Ryan Co., Johns and Johns Co. and Ralph Scott and Rods Roofing Co. 
He retired in 1973 and was an independent agent for the Concord Monitor from 1973 to 1985.
He was predeceased by his brother, John Morin.
He is survived by his former wife, Nathalie Morin of Concord; three sons, David Morin of Selphur, La., Daniel Morin of Concord and Gary Morin of Deering; two daughters, Patricia Daigle and Loralyn Foote, both of Concord; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Morin Jr. of Sommers, Conn.; and nieces and nephews.

Francelle H. Robbins, ANAHEIM, Calif.
Thursday, February 24, 2000
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Francelle H. Robbins, 83, died Feb. 10 at the West Anaheim (Calif.) Medical Center.
She attended Belmont High School and the University of California - Los Angeles, where she met her husband, Ray Robbins.
She was active in various clubs, jobs and church activities.
She is survived by three children, Stephen Robbins of Henniker, Stephen Douglas and Patricia Robbins; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Hilgenfeld Mortuary, 120 East Broadway, Anaheim, Calif.

Reinier Bulk, MIDDLETOWN, R.I.
Thursday, February 24, 2000
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - Reinier Bulk, 92, of Indian Avenue and of Sutton, died yesterday at Newport Hospital.
He was born in Boskoop, Holland, the son of Anton and Antje Bulk.
He was the caretaker of the Middletown (R.I.) Cemetery for more than 40 years. He was also the owner and operator of the Riverside Nurseries in Middletown, R.I.
He was a communicant of St. Columbias Episcopal Chapel, where he served on the vestry and was the senior warden.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church Whist League, the St. Columbia's Episcopal Church Bowling League, the Middletown (R.I.) Historical Society, the Sutton Historical Society and an associate member of the Rhode Island Cemetery Association.He also played for the Berkeley Men's Club Baseball League and was a former president of the Rhode Island Nurserymen's Association.
He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox.
He was predeceased by a son, Reinier Bluk Jr.; a sister, Mary Bulk.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elizabeth Bulk; a daughter, Judith Asher of Portsmouth, R.I.; three sons, Richard Bulk, Ronald Bulk and Robert Bulk, all of Middletown, R.I.; a sister, Anna Bulk of Middletown, R.I.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 3 to 7 p.m. at the O'Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport, R.I.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Columba's Episcopal Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, R.I.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Columba's Episcopal Chapel New Parish Hall Fund, or to the Middletown Rescue Wagon Fund Association, 239 Wyatt Rd., Middletown R.I., 02842.

Francis E. Morin
Friday, February 25, 2000
Francis E. Morin, 77, of Maitland Street in Concord, died Wednesday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Concord, the son of Ernest and Agnes (McGuire) Morin.
He graduated from Concord High School in 1940.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War.
He worked at the shipping and receiving department at Sears & Roebuck for 18 years and also as a painting contractor for Joseph Ryan Co., Johns and Johns Co. and Ralph Scott and Rods Roofing Co. 
He retired in 1973 and was an independent agent for the Concord Monitor from 1973 to 1985.
He was predeceased by his brother, John Morin.
He is survived by his former wife, Nathalie Morin of Concord; three sons, David Morin of Selphur, La., Daniel Morin of Concord and Gary Morin of Deering; two daughters, Patricia Daigle and Loralyn Foote, both of Concord; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest Morin Jr. of Sommers, Conn.; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 S. Main St., Concord.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery in Concord.

Lucy M. Tadakowsky, ANDOVER
Friday, February 25, 2000
ANDOVER - Lucy M. (Ottati) Tadakowsky, 83, of Switch Road, died Wednesday at the Clough Center in New London.
She was born in Sala Consilina, Italy, the daughter of Antonio and Antoinette (Paladino) Ottati. She lived in Milford, Mass., for 25 years before moving to Danbury in 1976 and Andover in 1997.
She had been a foster parent for the state of Massachusetts and Catholic Charities.
She was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church in Potter Place and had been active with the Campfire Girls of America and the Cub Scouts.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening, crafts and sewing.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Tadakowsky Sr., and a grandson, Jeffery Hampson.
She is survived by a son, John Tadakowsky Jr. of Andover; a daughter, Lucy Hampson of Sunapee; five grandchildren; a brother, Michael Ottati of Lady Lake, Fla.; two sisters, Josephine Coughlin of Bridgewater, Mass., and Jeannette Reichstein of Winchester, Mass.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 174 Main St., New London.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Potter Place. The Rev. Richard Lower will be the celebrant. 
Burial will be held in the spring in Lake View Cemetery in Andover.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 39105.

Charlotte Petterson
Friday, February 25, 2000
Charlotte Petterson, 95, of Christian Avenue in Concord, died yesterday at Havenwood Nursing Home.
She was born in Dorchester, Mass., the daughter of Carl and Jane (Patterson) Pettersson.
She worked as a secretary at the Bemis Bag Co. for more than 20 years.
She was a member of the Union Congregational Church in Peterborough and attended the Immanuel Community Church in Concord.
She enjoyed cooking.
She is survived by a sister, M. Roberta Petterson, of Concord.
Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Immanuel Community Church, 7 Grover St., Concord 03301.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of arrangements.

Charles S. Black Sr., HILL
Friday, February 25, 2000
HILL - Charles S. Black Sr., 97, died Wednesday at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen.
He was born in Limington, Maine, the son of Sumner and Nora (Mullen) Black. He moved to Bristol in 1926, and had lived in Penacook and Bow before moving to Hill in 1984.
He worked as a weaver at the Dodge-Davis Woolen Mill in Bristol and also was a poultry farmer in Bow until his retirement in 1984.
He was a Mason for 31 years and was the oldest member of the Union Lodge No. 17, F & AM in Bristol. He was also a member of the Hill Bible Church.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Marjorie (Morrill) Black, of Hill; a son, Charles Black Jr., of Hill; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, John Black of Maine; and nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held in the spring in the Homeland Cemetery in Bristol.
Memorial donations may be made to the Newfound Area Nursing Association, 214 Lake St., Bristol 03222.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is in charge of arrangements.

Ingeborg A. Mabie
Friday, February 25, 2000
Ingeborg A. Mabie, 87, of Christian Avenue in Concord and formerly of Nashua and Plainfield, N.J., died Feb. 18 at Concord Hospital.
She was born in Boston, the daughter of Adolf and Kirsten (Akermark) Swanson.
While living in Plainfield, N.J., she established the Meals on Wheels program. She was also the past president of the Women's Society of the First Park Baptist Church.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nashua, where she served as a member of diaconate, a member of the church council, the president of the Women's Fellowship and a past chairwoman of the pastoral search committee.
She also was a member of Church Women United, where she was a past president of the Nashua chapter and a recipient of the 1988 Woman of the Year award. She was a past chairwoman of the Ecumenical Celebrations for the New Hampshire State Church Women's United. 
She also worked with the New Hampshire/Vermont chapter of the American Baptist Convention and was very active in the National Organization of American Baptist Women, serving as the past regional vice president of missions.
She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Mabie, in 1994.
She is survived by a son, Charles Mabie of Amherst; and a daughter, Catherine Mabie of Lebanon.
Memorial services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Havenwood auditorium, 33 Christian Ave., Concord. The Rev. Margaret Hess, the Rev. Deborah Blaisdell and the Rev. Robert Williams will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Havenwood-Heritage Heights Endowment Fund, 33 Christian Ave., Concord 03301, or the First Baptist Church of Nashua, 121 Manchester St., Nashua 03060.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of arrangements.

Madeline McPherson, EPSOM
Friday, February 25, 2000
EPSOM - Madeline I. (Beal) McPherson, 91, of Silver Hill Drive, died yesterday at Concord Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born on Beal's Island, Maine, the daughter of Oscar and Abigail (Doyle) Beal. She lived in Medford, Mass., for several years and moved to Epsom in 1972.
She was predeceased by her husband of more than 63 years, John McPherson, in 1993.
She is survived by a daughter, Sylvia Hughes of Epsom; three grandchildren, Donald Hughes of Alton, Eric Hughes of Epsom and Bonnie Chadborne of Barnstead; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the spring at the Perkins Funeral Home in Pittsfield. 
Burial will follow in the McClary Cemetery in Epsom.

Edward J. Audett Sr., PENACOOK
Friday, February 25, 2000
PENACOOK - Edward J. Audett Sr., 79, of Island Road, died Wednesday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Concord, the son of John and Alphonsine (Valliere) Audett. He was a lifelong resident of Concord.
He graduated from Concord High School in 1938, attended the University of New Hampshire and was a graduate of the Concord Business College.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He worked as an investment broker for A.G. Edwards and Son for more than 30 years and retired in 1989.
He was a former member of the Sacred Heart Parish Council.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lucille (Denoncourt) Audett; three daughters, Teresa Cross of Meredith, Susan Comi of Concord and Christine Kipp of Manchester; two sons, Philip Audett of Warner and Edward Audett Jr. of Lexington, Ky.; a brother, Herbert Audett of Punta Gorda, Fla.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held today 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 tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, 52 Pleasant St., Concord. The Rev. Aime Boisselle will be the celebrant. 
Burial will follow at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord.

Nicholas Neary
Saturday, February 26, 2000
Nicholas Neary, 81, of Royal Gardens in Concord, died Oct. 30, 1999, at home after a sudden illness.
He was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, the son of George and Mary Neary.
He had worked at New Hampshire Hospital for 32 years.
He was a longtime member of the Eagles Club in Concord.
He was predeceased by five sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by three sisters, Theresa Neary of Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and Rita Dunne and Francis Davis, both of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada; a brother, Kevin Neary of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no calling hours or services. He was cremated and buried at Blossom Hill Cemetery.
The Waters Funeral Home of Concord was in charge of arrangements.

Jean B. Page
Saturday, February 26, 2000
Jean B. Page, 85, of Christian Avenue in Concord, died Thursday at the Havenwood Nursing Home in Concord after a period of failing health.
She was born in Rutland, Vt., the daughter of Arthur and Eugenia (Price) Bradford.
She was a graduate of the Mary C. Wheeler School in Providence, R.I., in 1932 and of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., in 1936. 
She also graduated from the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in Providence, R.I., in 1937.
She served as a secretary in the office of strategic services in Washington, D.C., during World War II. Following World War II, she worked at the Princeton University chemistry lab. She later was a secretary at the Deerfield (Mass.) School. She was then on the librarian staff for more than 20 years at the John Dixon Library in Lawrenceville, N.J. She retired in 1974.
Following her retirement, she moved to Jaffrey with her husband, where she became very active in the Jaffrey Public Library.
She moved to Concord with her husband in 1992.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Jean, in 1983.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Thomas Page of Concord; a brother, J. Allyn Bradford of Cambridge, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial services will be held March 11 at 11 a.m. at the First Church of Jaffrey. The Rev. Hugh Knapp will officiate. Burial will be held in the spring in the Old Burial Ground in Jaffrey Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Trustees of the Jaffrey Public Library, 38 Main St., Jaffrey 03452.
The Cournoyer Funeral Home of Jaffrey is in charge of arrangements.

Anna G. Hodgdon, PORTSMOUTH
Saturday, February 26, 2000
PORTSMOUTH - Anna G. (Randall) Hodgdon, 91, of Jones Avenue and formerly of Newington, died Feb. 20 at Sunbridge Care of Portsmouth.
She was born in Portsmouth, the daughter of Donald and L. May (Worthen) Randall.
She graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1926, where she was awarded the Haven Medal for general excellence for four years. She also attended the University of New Hampshire.
She was employed in the office of Morley Co. for 15 years. During World War II, she was employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, after which she worked for the Internal Revenue Service.
She was a member of the North Congregational Church.
She is survived by five nieces and nephews, Judith Burr of Waltham, Mass., Marion Clare of Exeter, Donald Randall of Hopkinton, and Philip Hodgdon and Richard Hodgdon, both of Portsmouth; a sister-in-law, Florence Randall of Penacook; and a close friend, Nancy Newick of Newington.
There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held March 4 at 2 p.m. at the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home, 84 Broad St., Portsmouth.

Philip L. King
Saturday, February 26, 2000
Philip L. King, 73, of Roosevelt Avenue in Concord, died Thursday at the Hospice House in Concord.
He was born in Concord, the son of Philip and Myra (Ellis) King.
He graduated from St. John's High School in 1943.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. At the time of his discharge, he was a sergeant first class.
He worked as a linotype machinist at Rumford Press in Concord for more than 20 years. He also taught as a professor of graphic arts at the Laconia Community Technical College for 13 years before his retirement in 1998. He was a member of the New Hampshire Graphic Arts Association.
He was a coach in the Concord Babe Ruth and Senior Babe Ruth leagues for more than 25 years. He was the manager of the 1971 New Hampshire Babe Ruth All-Star State Championship team and was the former coach of the Laconia Community Technical College baseball team.
He was also an avid bowler and an active member of the Tuesday Night State Employees' League and the Wednesday night men's league in Concord.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Milliken) King of Concord; two sons, Philip King III of Concord and Matthew King of Epsom; two daughters, Pamela Prescott of Ayer, Mass., and Judith Miner of Belmont; five grandchildren; a brother, Richard King of Concord; a sister, Sara Audette of Arnold, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Concord. The Rev. David Jones will be officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice House, c/o the Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797.

Edward J. Glasson
Sunday, February 27, 2000
Edward J. Glasson, 74, of South Street in Concord, died Thursday at Concord Hospital after a brief illness.
He was born in New York City, the son of Edward and Mildred (Wilson) Glasson. He had lived in Tempe, Ariz., for more than 30 years.
He was a graduate of the New England College Class of 1951 and the University of California at Pomona School of Management.
He served in the military for 10 years and was a veteran of World War II with the U.S. Navy. He was awarded the American Theater Medal, the European Theater Medal and the Victory Medal.
He was employed at General Dynamics in Pomona, Calif., for 12 years as an employment manager. He also worked at Motorola in Phoenix for 15 years as a director of recruiting.
He was a member of the City of Hope Foundation and the United Fund Executive Staff in Phoenix and was also active as a coach in the Little League and Pony League baseball and the Pop Warner Football league in southern California. In 1966, he coached the ISL Softball World Champions. He was the founder of the Industrial Recreation Association and the Employment Managers Association in southern California.
He is survived by his mother, of Long Island, N.Y.; his wife of 50 years, Phyllis (Lanigan) Glasson of Concord; two sons, James Glasson of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Michael Glasson of Tempe, Ariz.; four daughters, Maureen Leonhardt and Kathleen Daugherty, both of Tempe, Ariz., Mary Mulligan of North Providence, R.I., and Claire Glasson of Elizabeth City, N.C.; eight grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; five sisters, Dorothy Gamble of Wayne, N.J., Elaine Werthimer, Anne Salvato and Linda Smith, all of Long Island, N.Y., and Frances Weeks of Silver City, N.M.; and a brother, Raymond Churchill.
There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 72 S. Main St., Concord. The Rev. Donald Clinton will be the celebrant. Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John the Evangelist Parish, 72 S. Main St., Concord 03301.
The Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Christine Foster, CANTERBURY
Sunday, February 27, 2000
CANTERBURY - Christine D. Foster, 76, died yesterday at Canterbury Hall in Canterbury.
She was born in Asheville, N.C., the daughter of Alonzo and Gertrude (Wiggins) Duckett. She had lived in Greenville, S.C., with her husband, Henry Foster, until 1996, when she moved to Canterbury.
She was a volunteer for many years at the Greenville (S.C.) Little Theater. She was also a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church choir in Greenville, N.C., for more than 30 years. 
She was a volunteer with the YMCA swim team program in Greenville, S.C.
She was an avid reader and knitter and was a staunch fan of the University of North Carolina basketball team. She also enjoyed the arts, particularly theater and orchestral and choral music.
She is survived by a daughter, Catherine Foster-Smith of Chichester; three sons, Randolph Foster of Concord, N.C., David Foster of Las Vegas and Brian Foster of Berkeley, Calif; and three grandchildren.
There are no calling hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Canterbury Hall, 353 Baptist Road, Canterbury 03224.
Affordable Funeral and Cremation Services Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Edward P. Ballam Sr., HAVERHILL CORNER
Tuesday, February 29, 2000
HAVERHILL CORNER - Edward P. Ballam Sr., 71, formerly of Dunbarton, died Saturday at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in White River Junction, Vt., after a long battle with emphysema.
He was born in Concord, the son of John and Mary (Warren) Ballam. He lived in Dunbarton for more than 40 years.
He was educated in Hopkinton schools. He moved to Dunbarton with his parents, who operated a small dairy farm.
He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II as a motor machinist on the USS FDR aircraft carrier and the USS Newport News destroyer operating in the Mediterranean.
Following an honorable discharge from the Navy, he worked for more than 45 years as an auto mechanic at Swain and Whiteman's Gulf Station in Concord and for the state of New Hampshire Highway Department in Concord. 
In 1979, he opened Ballam's Auto Service at his home in Dunbarton.
In 1991, he bought the Orfordville General Store in Orfordville with his wife. They sold the store in 1997 and retired to Haverhill Corner.
He served as chief of the Dunbarton Volunteer Fire Department for 10 years in the 1960s and 1970s. He also served as Dunbarton's Civil Defense director for many years and was the town's forest fire warden. He was the first president of the Capital Area Mutual Aid Fire Compact and served the town as the chairman of the 1976 U.S. Bicentennial parade.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 65 in Weare.
He took pride in showing his antique Packard at local car shows and parades.
He was predeceased a son, Michael Ballam; and three brothers, Carl Ballam, Robert Ballam and Richard Ballam.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Ballam, of Haverhill Corner; two sons, Edward Ballam Jr. of Haverhill Corner and David Ballam of Saugus, Mass.; a brother, Donald Ballam of Prattsburg, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. 
Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Route 13, Dunbarton. A private burial will be held in Long Meadow Cemetery in Auburn at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dunbarton Volunteer Fire Department, Dunbarton 03045.
The Knight Funeral Home of White River Junction, Vt., is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth R. Rollins, MILTON, Fla.
Monday, February 28, 2000
MILTON, Fla. - Ruth R. Rollins, 78, formerly of Concord, died Friday at Santa Rosa Medical Center in Milton, Fla.
She was born in Medford, Mass., the daughter of James and Catherine (Bowes) Ryan.
She worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Hampshire and also worked as a secretary for the American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire for several years.
She was a frequent volunteer at libraries and elementary schools and enjoyed painting and reading.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Rollins, in 1993.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas Rollins of Milton, Fla., and Eugene Rollins of Auburn, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 72 S. Main St., Concord. 
The Rev. Donald Clinton will be officiating. 
Burial will be held at the Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, Tenn., 38101-9929.

William Seidensticker
Monday, February 28, 2000
William A. Seidensticker, 68, of Marion Street in Concord, died yesterday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of William and Margaret (Fontaine) Seidensticker.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was the proprietor of Heights Cleaners in Concord for 45 years.
He was a member of the Concord Elks BPOE No. 1210, where he played in the horseshoe league. 
He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 21, the Turtletown Snowmobile Club of Canterbury, the Bektash Temple Drum and Bugle Corps, the Concord Sunset Softball League and the Concord Community Players.
He enjoyed golfing, hunting and boating.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Seidensticker of Concord; eight sons, William Seidensticker Jr., Mark Seidensticker, David Seidensticker, Justin Seidensticker and Barry Fowler, all of Concord, Cort Seidensticker of Boscawen, Gabriel Seidensticker of Penacook and Frank Davies of Pepperell, Mass.; three daughters, Tamela Dahlrimple and Marsha Gwinn, both of Concord, and Lora Melin of Hamilton, Ohio; a brother, Raymond Densmore of Franklin, N.C.; two sisters, Lucy Wilde of Otto, N.C., and Paulette Densmore of Florida; 13 grandchildren; and two nieces.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord. 
An Elks service will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Community Church, 7 Grover Street, Concord. 
The Rev. Norman Christopherson will be officiating. 
A private committal service will be held at the New Hampshire Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen.

William P. Brunette
Monday, February 28, 2000
William P. Brunette, 45, of Fayette Street in Concord, died Wednesday at home.
He was born in Weymouth, Mass., the son of Leo and Margaret (Scott) Brunette.
He lived in Marshfield, Mass., for several years before moving to Concord in 1968.
He had worked at the dietary department at Concord Hospital.
He is survived by his parents, of Dunnellon, Fla.; a sister, Susan Brunette of Holbrook, Mass.; a brother, Alan Brunette of Marco Island, Fla.; and an aunt, Edith Griffin of Concord.
There are no calling hours. Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.
The Waters Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of arrangements.

Frank E. Gore, BOW
Monday, February 28, 2000
BOW - Frank E. Gore, 84, died Saturday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Yonkers, N.Y., the son of Caroll and Alice (Dunn) Gore.
He attended school in Yonkers, N.Y., where he was a high school graduate.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II.
He was a partial owner of Mason Gore Printing in Yonkers, N.Y. 
After moving to New Hampshire, he was employed for more than 10 years as a production manager for New Hampshire Insurance in Manchester.
He was a member of the Beaver Meadow Golf Course, a member of the American Legion Post No. 37 in Hooksett and a former commander of the American Legion in North Castle, N.Y.
He was predeceased by two brothers, William Gore and Carroll Gore.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Gore of Bow; three daughters, Earleen Dobens of Goffstown, Brenda Wilder of Manchester and Sherry Patten of Concord; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 11 a.m. to noon at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 S. Main St., Concord.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at noon at the chapel of the funeral home. 
Burial will be held in the spring at Evans Cemetery in Bow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester 03101-2244.


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