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Susan M. Pinciaro 
Wednesday, August 9, 2000
Susan M. Pinciaro, 74, of Warren Street, died Saturday at Concord Hospital after a short illness.
She was born in Bridgeport, Conn., the daughter of Charles and Helen (Greenwood) MacDonald.
She was a secretary at UNH-Manchester before her retirement.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ellen Pinciaro and Ellen Jean Monroe, both of Connecticut; five grandchildren, Danielle, Katie, Mike, Susan and Shawn; a nephew, Charles Waite of Hamburg, N.J.; and one sister, Jean Dawes of Barre, Vt.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.

Edward J. Pelczar, TILTON
Wednesday, August 9, 2000
TILTON - Edward J. Pelczar, 78, of Winter Street, died Monday at the Veterans Home in Tilton after a long illness.
He was born in Chicopee, Mass., the son of Jacob and Caroline (Niemicz) Pelczar.
He was a mechanic for Webster Valve in Franklin.
He served with the United States Army during World War II.
He was a member of the VFW and American Legion in Franklin.
He was predeceased by his wife, Naomi (Merklein) Pelczar.
Survivors include two daughters, Caroline Galica of Allenstown and Vanetha Foote of Agawam, Mass.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ann Lavallee of Chicopee, Mass.
A memorial Mass will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday at St. John the Baptist Church in Allenstown, with a burial after at Holy Cross Cemetery in West Franklin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the New Hampshire Veterans Home, P.O. Box 229, Tilton 03276.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.

Kay E. Davis, DOVER
Wednesday, August 9, 2000
DOVER - Kay E. Davis, 60, of Three Rivers Farm Road died Sunday at her home after a long battle with cancer.
She was born in Keene, the daughter of Omer and Sybil (Harper) Croteau.
She was a graduate of Keene High School and University of New Hampshire. She received her masters degree in secondary education from Keene State College and did graduate work in forestry at the University of New Hampshire.
She worked in Concord with the Department of Health and Human Services, where she had been a social worker and a supervisor. She also worked with the Head Start program and was an adjudicator for the State of New Hampshire Disability Determination Service.
She was a communicant of St. Charles Church in Dover.
She was predeceased by her father and a son, Nathan Davis, in 1993.
Survivors include her husband of 27 years, John Davis; her mother in East Swanzey; a stepdaughter, Brierly Brown of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a stepson, Brenton Davis of Epping; two step-grandchildren; four brothers, John Croteau of Bedford, Gale Croteau of New Milford, Conn., Scott Croteau of Swanzey and Tom Croteau of Dover; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
There are no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. Bernard's Church in Keene with the Rev. John Hurley officiating. A burial will be after the Mass in St. Joseph Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Squamscott Visiting Nurses, 113 New Rochester Road, Suite No. 4, Dover 03820.
Tasker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Schuyler Holbrook, SOUTH STRAFFORD, Vt.
Thursday, August 10, 2000
SOUTH STRAFFORD, Vt. - Schuyler M. Holbrook, 99, died Monday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon.
He was born in Laconia, the son of Percy and Alice (Barlow) Holbrook.
He attended school in Concord.
He served an apprenticeship at the Boston & Maine Railroad Repair Shop and was later employed at a fire sprinkler company in Laconia. In 1925, he became the machinist for the chemical engineering department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. He retired in 1965.
He was predeceased by his wife, Emma (Strovink) Holbrook; and three brothers, Percy Holbrook, Stuart Holbrook and Paul Holbrook.
Survivors include a nephew, Richard Holbrook of South Strafford, Vt.; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and great-grandnieces.
A memorial service will be held Aug. 16 at 1 p.m. at the New Hampton Public Library. For more information, call Richard Holbrook at 802-765-4924.
Burial will be held at a later date in New Hampton.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.

Howard Humphrey Jr., LOUDON
Thursday, August 10, 2000
LOUDON - Howard S. Humphrey Jr., 71, of Hoover Circle, died Tuesday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Peterborough, the son of Howard Sr. and Edna (McGrath) Humphrey. He lived in the Loudon-Concord area for two years, previously living in Antrim.
He graduated from Antrim High School in 1947 and attended the University of New Hampshire.
He served with the New Hampshire National Guard for many years.
He worked as an engineer for various companies, including the Abbott Co. in Antrim, the Kingsbury Machine Tool Corp. in Keene, Anderson-Nichols in Concord and New Hampshire Ball Bearing Inc. in Peterborough. He also worked as a drafting teacher at Milford High School and the Milford and Cheshire Vocational Center in Keene. He also served with the Antrim Fire Department for more than 35 years.
He was a member of the Waverly Lodge No. 59, Order of New Hampshire Odd Fellows in Antrim, a former grand patriarch of New Hampshire and a former member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Bennington.
Survivors include his wife, Arlene (Sargent) Humphrey of Loudon; a son, Thomas Humphrey of New Ipswich; a daughter, Nancy Linder of Penacook; two stepdaughters, Peggy Sheldon of Pembroke and Paula Mancuso of Manchester; a granddaughter; two grandsons; 10 step-grandchildren; his former wife, Peg (Sanborn) Humphrey of Exeter; an uncle; and cousins.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook. David Sheldon, justice of the peace, will officiate.
Interment will be held tomorrow at 3:15 p.m. at the Maplewood Cemetery in Antrim. The Rev. Richard Smith, pastor of St. Patrick's Church in Bennington, will officiate. The Waverly Lodge No. 59 will also conduct services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

K. Starkey Vaeni
Thursday, August 10, 2000
K. Starkey Vaeni, 81, of Holly Street in Concord, died Tuesday at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester due to respiratory failure after a brief illness.
He was born in Newport, the son of Arthur and Mary Vaeni. He had lived in Concord for the past 65 years.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was a cooking instructor for the WACS in Iowa.
He was a chef and restaurant owner, opening the Endicott Grill in 1957 with his wife. In 1976, he bought and operated the Horseshoe Restaurant in Hopkinton for five years. He retired in 1981. He was also the head chef at the Camp Sentinel Lodge in Moultonboro.
He loved the outdoors and gardening.
He was predeceased by a sister, Betty Kulesza.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Marjorie (Spooner) "Marge" Vaeni; two sons, Arthur Vaeni of Plymouth and Edwin Vaeni of Princeton, Mass.; a sister, Kiratsa Tarullo of Newport; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Concord. The Revs. Edwin Vaeni and Arthur Vaeni will officiate.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association Development Division, 919 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Ill., 60611-1676.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia L. Cabiac, LACONIA
Thursday, August 10, 2000
LACONIA - Sylvia L. (Kogen) Cabiac, 85, of Wildwood Road, died Tuesday at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.
She lived in Laconia for the past 16 years, previously residing in Queens, N.Y. 
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Samuel and Ethel (Pastulmik) Kogen.
She attended Columbia University and the University of Madrid, Spain. She graduated from the Sorbonne in Paris with a bachelor of letters degree.
She was the owner and operator of the Tangiers Motel in Daytona Beach, Fla., for many years prior to her retirement. She was fluent in French and Spanish.
She attended Temple B'Nai Israel in Laconia.
She was predeceased by her husband, Pierre Cabiac, in 1982.
Survivors include a son, Charlie Cabiac of Daytona Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; two brothers, Milton Carrow of Washington, D.C., and Ray Carrow of Redondo Beach, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held yesterday at the Mount Hebron Cemetery in Queens, N.Y.
The Dewhirst Funeral Home of Laconia is in charge of arrangements.

Lois Anne Briere, NEW BOSTON
Thursday, August 10, 2000
NEW BOSTON - Lois Anne (Castle) Briere, 46, died Monday at home.
She was born in Boston, the daughter of Richard and Rosamond (Luscombe) Castle.
She graduated cum laude from Notre Dame College and later attended Rivier College.
She was the co-owner of Briere Equipment.
She was a chair of the New Boston selectmen and an ex-officio member of the New Boston Planning Board. She was also a volunteer at the Rape & Assault Support Services Inc. from 1996 to 1999. She was a charter member and recording secretary for the New Boston Business Association, serving on the board for six years. She also did research for the Disabilities Rights Center and was a grant administration for the Office of the Merrimack County Sheriff. She served on the board of directors for Common Cause-New Hampshire. She was the New Hampshire office manager for the 1996 Specter for President campaign and the fiscal agent for the campaign of Rep. Susan Clay.
She enjoyed her garden, her pets and telling stories.
Survivors include her parents, of Amherst; her husband of 22 years, Bob Briere; a sister, Barbara McVicker of Mammonton, N.J.; and two nieces, Kate and Alison McVicker.
Calling hours will be held Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the French and Rising Funeral Home, 17 S. Mast St., Goffstown.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Community Church of New Boston. The Rev. Robert Woodland will officiate.

Anna Pierce, FRANKLIN
Thursday, August 10, 2000
FRANKLIN - Anna (Potlowsky) Pierce, 82, of Damy Drive in Franklin, died Tuesday at Concord Hospital after a period of failing health.
She was born in Clifton, N.J., the daughter of Zackary and Theodosia (Orydiyk) Potlowsky. She was schooled and raised in Clifton, N.J., until moving to Franklin in 1958.
She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, the Cub Scouts, the American Cancer Society and the Franklin Senior Citizens Club.
She was a communicant of the St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Franklin.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Pierce, in 1981.
Survivors include a son, C. Dennis Pierce of Storrs, Conn.; two daughters, Beverly Cox of Chesapeake, Va., and Donna Wolf of Chichester; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Antoinette Kuhn of Paterson, N.J., and Madeline De Petro of Matawan, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Franklin. The Rev. William Babineau, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Franklin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Edna C. McKenna Trust Fund, Merrimack County Treasurer, 163 N. Main St., Concord 03301.
The William F. Smart Memorial Home of Tilton is in charge of arrangements.

Beverly A. Boothroyd, FRANKLIN
Friday, August 11, 2000
FRANKLIN - Beverly A. "Kipp" Boothroyd, 64, of Trail Street, died Sunday at the Franklin Hospital.
She was born in Salem, Mass., the daughter of Thomas and Mae Brundage.
She worked as an auditor for the State of New Hampshire, DRED, spending many years in the Franconia Notch office prior to returning to the Concord office several years ago. She retired in 1999.
She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Boothroyd.
Survivors include a son, Mark Keller of Bethlehem; a daughter, Lizette Keller of Merrimack; and a brother, Thomas Brundage Jr. of Hamden, Conn.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Hugh J. Gallen Overlook in Franconia Notch.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jimmy Fund, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 375 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02215.
The Ross Funeral Home of Littleton is in charge of arrangements.

Douglas C. Merrill, WILTON
Friday, August 11, 2000
WILTON - Douglas C. Merrill, 57, of Maple Street, died Wednesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
He was born in Concord, the son of Robert Merrill Jr. and Lois (Copp) Dearborn.
He was a graduate of the New England Aeronautical Institute.
He served with the U.S. Air Force.
He worked as a salesman for Brox Industries.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows Pilgrim Fellowship, the American Legion in Milford and the Milford & Co. Motorcycle Club.
He attended the Dunbarton and Concord Congregational churches.
Survivors include his parents, William and Lois Dearborn of Dunbarton; his wife of 32 years, Mary (Power) Merrill of Wilton; a son, Jason Merrill of Wilton; two daughters, Alice Cutting of Sandown and Tina Bryand of Grafton; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Robert Merrill III of Apache Junction, Ariz., Richard Dearborn of Meredith and William Dearborn of Epsom; two sisters, Prudence Merrill-Wheeler of Concord and Susan Dearborn Cluff of Chocorua; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the West Congregational Church, 499 N. State St., Concord. A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Pam Spain, interim pastor, officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Merrimack St., Suite No. 1, Manchester 03101-2244.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of arrangements.

Joan M. Parker
Saturday, August 12, 2000
Joan M. Parker, 65, of Mountain Road in Concord, died Wednesday at Concord Hospital.
She was born in Boston, the daughter of George and A. Gertrude (Smith) Smith.
She worked as an administrative assistant for the dean's office at the Franklin Pierce Law School in Concord.
She was a member of the Seacoast Book Club and the MAIC Investment Club, where she was an associate director of the Granite State chapter. She also volunteered for the Friends Program in Concord and for several Democratic Party campaigns in New Hampshire.
She enjoyed politics, gardening, traveling, camping and spending time with her family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Richard Parker, in 1997, and a brother, Eric Smith.
Survivors include two sons, Stephen Parker of Austin, Texas, and Douglas Parker of Pembroke; two daughters, Lynne Parker and Beth Parker, both of Concord; six grandchildren; a brother, David Smith of Marshfield, Mass.; a sister, Gloria Corbett of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's School, Pleasant Street, Concord. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in Concord.
A reception will follow at the family home, 283 Mountain Road, Concord.
Memorial donations may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon 03756.

Mary June Kee Walsh, LACONIA
Saturday, August 12, 2000
LACONIA -_Mary June (Hawley) Kee Walsh, 75, of New York City, a former Laconia resident, died Thursday at her daughter's home in New York City.
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Cooper) Hawley. She had been a lifelong resident of Long Island, N.Y., until moving to Laconia in 1975.
She was educated in the Brooklyn school system.
While living on Long Island, she was active in several community organizations as well as the local Republican Party. In Laconia, she was a secretary of the Belknap County Republican Committee, and was nominated to receive the Norris Cotton Award as the candidate from Belknap County.
She was a communicant at the Sacred Heart Church in Laconia.
She was predeceased by a son, Walter "Sammy" Kee, in 1999.
Survivors include a son, James Kee of Concord; three daughters, Mickey Kee-Goldman of New Paltz, N.Y., Peggy Long of New Brunswick, N.J., and Betsy Kee of New York City; nine grandchildren; two brothers, James Hawley of Bethpage, N.Y., and Lawrence Hawley of Wheatley Heights, N.Y.; her former husband, Walter Kee of New Paltz, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dewhirst Funeral Home, 1061 Union Avenue, Laconia.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:30 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, 291 Union Ave., Laconia. The Rev. Adrien Longchamps, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will follow at the Lakeside Cemetery in Laconia.

Dorothy Fletcher, GILFORD
Saturday, August 12, 2000
GILFORD - Dorothy B. Clow Fletcher, 85, of Old Lake Shore Road, died yesterday at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.
She was born in Wolfeboro, the daughter of Victor and Margaret (Casey) Blaisdell. She had lived in Gilford for the past 10 years, previously living in Belmont.
She was a cosmetologist at Osco Drug in Gilford and had owned and operated Clow's Dog House in Belmont.
She was an active member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Laconia.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Lee Clow, in 1986; her second husband, Allen Fletcher, in 1996; and a daughter, Linda Pelkey, in 1993.
Survivors include three daughters, Niki Sorell of Meredith, Terry Pelchat of White River Junction, Vt., and Sonja Dockham of Lakeport; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
There are no calling hours.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Bayside Cemetery in Laconia. The Rev. Jonathan MacKenzie, rector of St. James Episcopal Church, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Community Health & Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia 03246.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home of Laconia is in charge of arrangements.

Helen M. Fox, LACONIA
Saturday, August 12, 2000
LACONIA - Helen M. (Ryan) Fox, of Woodland Avenue, died yesterday at the Lakes Region General Hospital.
She was born in Limerick, Ireland, the daughter of Patrick and Jane (Heffernan) Ryan. She lived in New Haven, Conn., for several years before moving to Laconia 50 years ago.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Laconia.
Survivors include a daughter, Carol Brady of Gilford; a grandson; a brother, Thomas Ryan of Hamden, Conn.; a sister, Nora Ryan of Cheshire, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. The Rev. Gary Kosmowski, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at the family lot at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Bedford 03110-5032, or to the charity of one's choice.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home of Laconia is in charge of arrangements.

Sally A. Small, PITTSFIELD
Sunday, August 13, 2000
PITTSFIELD - Sally A. Small, 43, died Friday at Concord Hospital following a lifelong illness.
She was born in Concord, the daughter of John and Rita (Boisvert) Small.
She was a member of the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pittsfield, the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary Unit No. 2, and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 88.
Survivors include her parents, both of Pittsfield; a brother, William Small of Pembroke; and a niece and nephew, Andrea and Mike Delgado of Pembroke.
Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Perkins Funeral Home, 60 Main St., Pittsfield.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pittsfield. The Rev. Delaire, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be held at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Pittsfield.
The Perkins Funeral Home of Pittsfield is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Hatch
Sunday, August 13, 2000
Helen (Shaw) Hatch, 101, of Pleasant Street in Concord, died Thursday at the Pleasant View Center.
She was born in Franklin, the daughter of Herman and Carrie (Jackson) Shaw. A former Franklin resident, she had also lived in Dover.
She attended public schools in Franklin and Dorchester, Mass. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1920 and the Hartford Theological Seminary in 1924.
She taught English in Newburyport, Mass., for one year.
She enjoyed family life, spending time with her children and grandchildren, the piano, tennis, camping, rural life, gardening, church activities, teaching and youth guidance. She was also an avid reader, studying biographies, history, historical novels, poetry, philosophy and religion.
She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. David Hatch; and two sons, David Hatch in 1928 and John Hatch in 1965.
Survivors include a son, Robert Hatch of Kennebunk, Maine; two daughters, Dorothy Davis of Nashville, Tenn., and Sylvia Mealand of Concord; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
There are no calling hours.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Riverdale Cemetery in Danbury. The Rev. Deborah Knowlton will officiate. A memorial service will follow at noon at the Congregational Christian Church, South Main Street, Franklin.
A reception will follow at Thompson Hall.
Memorial donations may be made to the Congregational Christian Church, South Main Street, Franklin 03235.
The H.L. Young Memorial Home of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy H. Franklin, MEDFORD, Mass. 
Sunday, August 13, 2000
MEDFORD, Mass. - Dorothy H. (Winchester) Franklin, 93, died Wednesday.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Franklin; a son, Robert Franklin; and a sister, Maude Franklin.
Survivors include two daughters, Sue Noel of Medford, Mass., and Helen McGlashan of Concord; three sisters, Sue Winchester, Ada Winchester and Hilda Winchester; two brothers, George Winchester and Robert Winchester; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford, Mass.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 34 Oakland St., Medford, Mass., 02155.
The Beals-Geake-Magliozzi Funeral Home of Medford, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

David A. Brothers
Sunday, August 13, 2000
David A. Brothers, 50, of Maitland Street in Concord, died Friday after an illness.
He was born in Marlboro, Mass., the son of Harold and Alice Brothers. He lived in Clinton, Mass., prior to moving to New Hampshire.
He attended Hudson, Mass., high schools and graduated from Clinton (Mass.) High School in 1967.
He worked at the Colonial Press in Clinton for 10 years, later working at Monroe Wire and Cable of Lancaster, Mass.. He worked at Global Plastics of Leominster, Mass., for five years before retiring due to illness.
He enjoyed working on cars.
Survivors include his mother, Alice (Saunders) Knight of Clinton, Mass.; his wife, Darlene (Caron) Brothers of Plymouth; a daughter, Mary Brothers of Plymouth; two sons, David Brothers of Raines, S.C., and William Brothers of Florence, S.C.; four brothers, John Brothers of Warwick, R.I., Robert Brothers and Paul Brothers, both of Clinton, Mass., and Michael Knight of Gardner, Mass.; a sister, Margaret Parsons of Port Charlotte, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Robert J. McNally Funeral Home, 304 Church St., Clinton, Mass.
Burial will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Massachusetts, 105 Eastern Avenue, P.O. Box 9103, Dedham, Mass., 02027, or the American Diabetes Association, Massachusetts Affiliate, 2 Mt. Royal Avenue, Marlboro, Mass., 01752.
The Robert J. McNally Funeral Home of Clinton, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Leanna E. Kerr
Sunday, August 13, 2000
A Celebration of Life service for Leanna (Ethridge) Kerr, who died May 21, will be held Aug. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Hampshire International Speedway in Loudon.
Memorial services will be held privately. 

John C. Tigue
Sunday, August 13, 2000
Calling hours for John C. "Jack" Tigue, 83, who died July 27, will be held tomorrow from 6 to 7 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton.

Roger O. Ackley, LACONIA
Monday, August 14, 2000
LACONIA - Roger O. Ackley, 64, of Wellington Drive and formerly of Edwards Street, died Saturday at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.
He was born in Stafford Springs, Conn., the son of George and Mildred (Hurley) Ackley. He had lived in Laconia since 1976, previously living in Coventry, Conn.
He served with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
He had formerly been employed with the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn., as the athletic equipment manager for many years. Following his move to New Hampshire, he worked at the New Hampton School.
He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, a member of the Wilkins-Smith Post No. 1 of the American Legion, and a member of the Eastern Connecticut Sportsman's Club of Warrenville, Conn.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine (Troiano) Ackley of Laconia; a son, Dennis Ackley of Cleveland; a daughter, Michelle Ackley-Allain of Manchester; two grandchildren; a brother, Donald Ackley of Mansfield Center, Conn.; a sister, Bertha Staffhorst of Willimantic, Conn.; and 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.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Church, 30 Church St., Laconia. The Rev. Gary Kosmowski, pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow at the St. Lambert Cemetery in Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post No. 1, 849 N. Main St., Laconia 03246.

Robert B. Hannan Jr., FRANKLIN
Monday, August 14, 2000
FRANKLIN - Robert B. "Smiley" Hannan Jr., 79, of Oak Street, died yesterday at Franklin Regional Hospital.
He was born in Franklin, the son of Robert Sr. and Hazel (Whitten) Hannan. He was a lifelong resident of Franklin.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was employed at the former Sulloway Hosiery Mill in Franklin for several years and was later employed as a sanitation engineer for the City of Franklin Highway Department from 1947 to 1980. 
Following his retirement, he worked in the maintenance department at the Franklin Savings Bank and as a courier for the Laconia Peoples Bank in Franklin. 
He also served as a call fireman for the Franklin Fire Department for many years.
He was a former member of the Amiercan Legion in Franklin and was active with it's drum corps, the Sons of Legion and the Cavaliers. He was a life member of the Franklin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1698 and was a co-founder with his late brother Ralph of Hannan's Marauders Drum and Bugle Corps for area youth.
He was a member of the Franklin United Methodist Church, where he formerly taught Sunday school.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Jeannette (Cilley) Hannan of Franklin; two daughters, Robyn Bickford of Franklin and Kim Bruno of Fort Worth, Texas; two grandsons; a brother, Donald Hannan of Westminster, Calif.; six sisters, Alice Kingsbury and Avis Folsum, both of Boscawen, Margaret Dascoulias, Ruby Hilliker and Lorraine Harbour, all of Franklin, and Jean Chase of Concord; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the memorial home. 
The Rev. Carol Cray, pastor of the Franklin United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow at the Franklin Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rescue Squad, Franklin Fire Department, 59 W. Bow St., Franklin 03235.


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