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Marion B. Carson
Tuesday, August 15, 2000
Marion B. (Wheeler) Carson, of Concord and a former resident of Pembroke, died Saturday at the Pleasant View Nursing Home.
She was born in Concord, the daughter of Charles and Blanche (Hubbard) Wheeler. She lived in Concord for most of her life.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Carson, in 1995; and two sisters, Marjorie Cushing and Helen Perry.
Survivors include a sister, Minnie Maltais of Pembroke; and several cousins.
Funeral services were held privately.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice program, Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of arrangements.

Douglas C. Merrill, WILTON
Tuesday, August 15, 2000
WILTON - Douglas Copp Merrill, 57, of Maple Street, died Aug. 9 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
He was born in Concord, the son of William and Lois (Copp) Dearborn.
He was a graduate of the New England Aeronautical Institute.
He served with the U.S. Air Force and was employed 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 Congregational churches in Dunbarton and Concord.
He was predeceased by his father, Robert Mack Merrill Jr.
Survivors include his parents, 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; four brothers, Robert Merrill III of Apache Junction, Ariz., Richard Dearborn of Meredith, William Dearborn of Epsom and Ralph "Chip" Merrill of Penacook; two sisters, Prudence Merrill-Wheeler of Concord and Susan Dearborn Cluff of Chocorua; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours and a memorial service were held Sunday at the West Congregational Church in Concord.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 10 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester 03101-2244.
The Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gerard Dickson, PASADENA, Calif.
Tuesday, August 15, 2000
PASADENA, Calif. - Gerard Dickson, 56, of East Green Street, died Aug. 3 at home.
He was born in Laconia, the son of Anthenedore and Rena (Cormier) Dickson. He lived in Laconia for several years before moving to Tilton. He later moved to Cleveland and Los Angeles before finally moving to Pasadena, Calif.
He attended school in Laconia and the Tilton-Northfield High School.
Survivors include a sister, Claire Dickson of Franklin; a brother, Norman Dickson of Cleveland; an aunt, an uncle, nieces and nephews.
Services will be held privately.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is in charge of arrangements.

Helen L. Hoysradt, NORTHFIELD
Tuesday, August 15, 2000
NORTHFIELD - Helen L. (Goetze) Hoysradt, 89, died Sunday at Concord Hospital after a long illness.
She was born in Bronx, N.Y., the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Krause) Goetze. She lived in the Bronx for many years before moving to Wilton, Maine, where she lived for 17 years prior to moving to Northfield.
She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in the Bronx.
She worked as a secretary at Columbia University in New York City.
She was a member of the Congregational Church of Laconia.
Survivors include her husband, Edwin Hoysradt Jr. of Northfield; a son, William Hoysradt of Manchester; and two grandchildren.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Congregational Church of Laconia.
Burial will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, N.Y.
Memorial donations may be made to the Dorcas Fund, Congregational Church of Laconia, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia 03246.
The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is in charge of arrangements.

Charles R. Bracco Sr.
Tuesday, August 15, 2000
Charles R. Bracco Sr., 62, of Warren Street in Concord, died Aug. 11 at Concord Hospital after a long illness.
He was born in Boston, the son of Cornelius and Jeannette (Bernier) Bracco.
He served with the U.S. Navy in the late 1950s.
After moving to New Hampshire, he owned and operated a farm in Andover and ran his own contracting business. He was later employed at Polyclad Laminates in Franklin and WF Lett Manufacturing in Hopkinton.
Survivors include his five children; Linda Bracco of Pinellas Park, Fla.; Charles Brocca Jr. of Massachusetts; Lori Welsch of Bend, Ore.; Cara Brocco and T. Cail Bracco, both of Franklin; and three grandchildren.
Burial will be held later in Pittsburg.
Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.
The Thibault-Neun Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

William F. Longgood, TRURO, Mass.
Tuesday, August 15, 2000
TRURO, Mass. - William F. Longgood, 82, died Aug. 9 at his home.
He was born in St. Louis, Mo., the son of William and Grace (Turner) Longgood.
He graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1940.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was a freelance writer who worked as a reporter and feature writer for the New York World Telegram and Sun for 17 years. He also served as a Middle East correspondent for the Scripps-Howard newspapers. 
He was a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.
He worked as a text editor for Time-Life books and taught writing courses at the New School for Social Research and the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York City. 
He wrote several books, including The Poisons in Your Food, The Queen Must Die and Other Affairs of Bees and Men and Voices from the Earth - A Year in the Life of the Garden.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Longgood of Truro, Mass.; a son, Bret Longgood of Antrim; and three grandchildren.
A private ceremony will be held at a later date.
The McHoul Funeral Home of Provincetown, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Marlene C. Sinclair, BENNINGTON
Tuesday, August 15, 2000
BENNINGTON - Marlene C. Sinclair, 64, died Sunday at the Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough.
She was born in Keene, the daughter of Warren Sr. and Evelyn (Balch) Craig. She lived in Concord and Peterborough until moving to Bennington in 1986.
She worked as a nurse at the Pheasantwood Nursing Home for 10 years. She also worked at and did private nursing care for the Odd Fellows Home in Concord.
She attended the Union Congregational Church in Peterborough.
She loved animals. 
Survivors include her father of Peterborough; two sons, William Sinclair and Richard Sinclair, both of Concord; a sister, Jan Davis of Loudon; a grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord St., Peterborough.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Polly Shamy, pastor of the Union Congregational Church, will officiate. 
Burial will follow the service at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Peterborough.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Monadnock Humane Society, West Swanzey 03469.

Leslie Ford Aselton, BELMONT
Saturday, September 16, 2000
BELMONT - Leslie Ford Aselton, 38, of Province Road, died suddenly Thursday at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia.
She was born in Laconia, the daughter of Marshall and Marguerite (Paquette) Ford. She lived most of her life in Belmont.
She graduated from Belmont High School in 1979 and attended the University of New Hampshire. She was a paralegal in the Lakes Region and had been a day-care provider.
She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Belmont.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas Aselton Jr. of Belmont; two daughters, Ashley Aselton and Kali Aselton, both of Belmont; a brother, Kevin Ford of Belmont; two sisters, Katherine Brisendine of Laconia and Wanda Cote of Danville; her parents, Marshall and Marguerite Ford of Belmont; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Belmont. The Rev. Albert Tremblay Jr., pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will follow in the family lot in Union Cemetery in Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leslie Ford Aselton Memorial Fund, c/o the Gilford Fire Department, 39 Cherry Valley Road, Gilford 03249.

Harry C. Cutting Sr.
Saturday, September 16, 2000
Harry C. Cutting Sr., 83, of Runnells Road, died Aug. 7 at the Hospice House in Concord. 
He was born in Concord, the son of William Sr. and Ethel (Webster) Cutting. He lived in the Concord-Penacook area all of his life.
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.
He worked for 35 years as a purchasing agent and department manager at the Merrimack Farmers' Exchange, where he retired in 1980.
He attended the United Church of Penacook and was a former 4-H leader. He enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and the Contoocook River.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Cecile (Fournier) Cutting of Concord; a son, Harry Cutting Jr. of Manchester; four daughters, Ethel Furlong of Penacook, Carol Barton of West Boston, Vt., Eva Cutting of Pittsfield, Mass., and Susan Gay of Plymouth, Mass.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Cutting of Penacook; three sisters, Pauline White of Virginia, Berle Shepard of Concord and Judith Jameson of Canaan; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the United Church of Penacook. The Rev. John Westhaver, pastor, will officiate. Private graveside services were held in Blossom Hill Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Hospice House, 250 Pleasant St., Concord 03303 or to the Open Door Community Kitchen, P.O. Box 6178, 21 Merrimack St., Penacook 03303. 
The Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Ethel C. Downing 
Saturday, September 16, 2000
Ethel C. Downing, 88, of Route 3, died July 8 at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth. 
Born in Woodstock, she was the daughter of Vincent and Pauline (Brown) Sawyer.
She attended Woodstock schools and was a member of Pemi Valley Church of Woodstock. She also was a former member of the Lincoln-Woodstock Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Malcolm Downing, who died in 1988; and a son, David Downing. 
Survivors include a sister, Helen Ricker of Woodstock; and a brother, Lloyd Sawyer of Concord.
There are no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Woodstock Cemetery. The Rev. John Muehlke, pastor of Pemi Valley Church, will officiate.
This obituary may be viewed at www.legacy.com.
Fournier Funeral Service of North Woodstock is in charge of arrangements.

Mildred K. Perkins
Saturday, September 16, 2000
Mildred K. Perkins, 92, died yesterday at Pleasant View Center Genesis Eldercare. 
She was born in Littleton, the daughter of Fred and Carlotta (Kimball) Kelley. 
She was a 1930 graduate of Plymouth State College.
She was assistant chairwoman for the New Hampshire State Republican Committee in 1958 and was vice president of the National Federation of Republican Women from 1965 to 1967. She was a trustee for the University of New Hampshire and Plymouth State College and was co-founder of the New Hampshire Lawyer's Wives Association and past president of the New Hampshire Hospital Auxiliary. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the West Concord Garden Club. She held an honorary doctorate degree from the University of New Hampshire in humane letters and was honorary chairwoman of the Plymouth State College Alumni Association Robert Frost Contemporary American Award Committee.
She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Perkins, in 1986; and a brother, Clinton Kelley.
Survivors include two sons, Harold Perkins of Contoocook and Francis Perkins of Southborough, Mass.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to the Robert Frost Society, Plymouth State College, Plymouth 03264.
The Bennett Funeral Home in Concord is in charge of the arrangements. 

Robert Fraley, NEW LONDON
Sunday, September 17, 2000
NEW LONDON - Robert Fraley, 69, of South Pleasant Street in New London, died Thursday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a brief illness. 
Fraley was born on the family farm in Bellpoint, Ohio, and was raised in Delaware, Ohio. He attended Ohio-Wesleyan College there and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. 
After serving as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in piano and conducting from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, N.Y. While at Manhattan School of Music, he studied piano with Frances Hall and Helen Scoville and pursued conducting with Hugh Ross. In addition, he studied chamber music with Dora Zaslavsky and Raphael Bronstein. 
Upon graduation, he taught piano at Greenwich Country Day and New Canaan Country Day Schools in Connecticut and was a teacher and director of the Diller-Quaile School of Music in Manhattan. In 1972, Fraley became the Suzuki piano instructor and taught at numerous music seminars and conferences throughout the country. In 1976, he moved to New London and opened Fraley Music Studio, continuing to teach students from across New England until his death. 
Fraley was a member of the Bohemian's Club, the Suzuki Association of America and was an avid supporter of the Metropolitan Opera. He served on the Summer Music Association Board as both program chairman and chairman of the board of directors. 
He was a founding member of the Young People's Music Foundation and served on their board of directors. He was New London's tree warden from 1976 until his death, and was instrumental in obtaining the annual Tree City USA awards for New London since 1985.
Members of his surviving family include his wife of 26 years, Carolyn Fraley; two sons, Marc Fraley of New London and Craig Fraley of Dover; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Robin Miller of Seekonk, Mass.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Perry of Salisbury and Susan Baird of Brigantine, N.J.; nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Memorial donations may be made either to the Robert Fraley Fund, c/o Young People's Music Foundation, P.O. Box 1293, New London 03257, or to the Tree Relief Fund, c/o the town of New London, P.O. Box 240, New London 03257. 
A celebration of his life will be held on Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. at Kearsarge Regional High School Auditorium, North Road, North Sutton. 

Manley Butterworth, MANCHESTER
Sunday, September 17, 2000
MANCHESTER - Manley Butterworth, 58, died on Friday at Hospice House in Concord. 
He was born on Feb. 24, 1942, in Buffalo, N.Y, the son of David and Mary (Martin) Butterworth. A veteran of the service, Manley served his country with the U.S. Navy. 
Butterworth worked at Allied Mineral and Chemical in Pennsylvania as a plastic welder for many years. He also lived for several years in Colorado, where he worked as a miner. In 1993, he moved to Manchester, where he worked for Plastics Supply Co. 
Butterworth's family members include two sons, Shawn Butterworth of Manchester and Ian Butterworth of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Kim Kilbride of Berlin and Shannon Butterworth of Pennsylvania; one brother, Charles Butterworth of Buffalo, N.Y.; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
There are no calling hours or services. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Manley's memory to the Concord VNA, c/o Hospice House, 250 Pleasant St., Concord 03301. Affordable Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. 

Miltiadas K. Maloutas
Sunday, September 17, 2000
Miltiadas "Milton" K. Maloutas, 58, of South Street, died on Friday at the Lahey-Hitchcock Clinic in Burlington, Mass. following a short illness. 
Maloutas was born in Servia, Greece, the son of Kleanthis and Marianthi (Lepidas) Maloutas. He was the owner and operator of the Gas Lighter Restaurant in Concord for 25 years. He was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Concord and a member of the AHEPA Organization. 
He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Soula (Mayiakas) Maloutas of Concord; two daughters, Maria Maloutas of Quincy, Mass., and Cleo Maloutas of Jamison, Pa.; one sister, Aspasia Kissas of Somerville, Mass.; two brothers, Athanasios Maloutas of Somerville, Mass., and Panagiotis Maloutas of Servia, Greece; and six nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. on Monday at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St. in Concord with a Trisagion service at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 68 N. State St. in Concord, with the Rev. Peter Chamberas officiating. Burial services will be held at the Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord. 
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made to Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 68 N. State St., Concord 03301. 

Mildred Rhodes, FAIRLEE, Vt.
Monday, September 18, 2000
FAIRLEE, Vt. - Mildred Alice (Higgins) Rhodes, 93, a resident of Fairlee, Vt., died Wednesday at Brookside Nursing Home in Bradford, Vt.
She was born in Bennington, Vt., the daughter of Arthur and Mildred (Daley) Higgins. She attended school in Thetford Center and Post Mills, Vt. 
She lived in South Stratford, Vt., and moved to Fairlee, Vt, in 1952. 
In her later years she worked as a housekeeper in the Strafford area and also for local summer camps. She was employed by the Fairlee Diner in Fairlee, Vt., and worked as a baby-sitter for many local children.
She was a member of the Fairlee Community Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Jewett Sr., who died in 1952, and her second husband, George Rhodes, who died in 1972. She also was predeceased by a daughter, Valeda Colby; five brothers, Clayton Higgins, George Allen, Wesley Allen, Frank Allen and Raymond Allen; and twin sisters.
Survivors include a daughter, Valisa "Pat" Roberts of Fairlee, Vt.; a son, Vernon Jewett Jr. of Concord; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 
There will be no calling hours.
Graveside funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the South Strafford Cemetery. The Rev. Gail Dimick of the Fairlee Community Church will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fairlee Fast Squad and Upper Valley Ambulance, P.O. Box 37, Fairlee, Vt., 05045 or to the Brookside Nursing Home Activities Fund, Upper Plain, Bradford, Vt., 05033.
The Hale Funeral Home in Bradford, Vt., is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathryn Harrington, WARNER
Monday, September 18, 2000
WARNER - Kathryn Mae Harrington, 91, died Saturday at Concord Hospital. 
She was born in Camden, Maine, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Groves) Sylvester. 
She attended school in Camden, Maine, and moved to Warner in 1932.
She was employed as a night telephone operator in Bradford. 
She was a charter member of the Massasecum Lake French Park Association. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Baptist Church of Bradford. She also cared for many foster children throughout her years in the area.
She was predeceased by her husband, Carlyle Harrington; a daughter, Elizabeth Harrington, who died in 1961; and two brothers, Edward Sylvester, who died in 1973, and Walter Sylvester, who died in 1943 during World War II.
Survivors include a daughter, Miranda Harrington of Warner; a sister, Alyne Royal of Pittsburgh; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church of Bradford. The Rev. Henry Fleming will officiate.
Burial will be held in the Pond Cemetery in Bradford.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bradford Rescue Squad.
The Holt Woodbury Funeral Service of Henniker and Contoocook is in charge of the arrangements.

Jeanne L. Fitts, GILFORD 
Monday, September 18, 2000
GILFORD - Jeanne L. Fitts, 61, of Liberty Hill Road, died Saturday in the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 
She was born in Laconia, the daughter of Valmore and Diana (Pinette) Blais. She had lived in Gilford since 1967.
Educated in the local school system, she received a degree as a nurse practitioner from Northeastern University in 1976. She had recently retired from Atech Home Health of Laconia. Previously she had been employed by the Laconia State School for 13 years, and later at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
She was a member and past president of the N.H. Nurse's Association for the Developmentally Disabled. She had been a volunteer for the Cub Scouts and held leadership roles with the Brownies and Girl Scouts. 
She was accomplished in both cross stitching and needlepoint.
She is survived by her husband, Philip G. Fitts of Gilford; a son, Timothy Jon Fitts of Laconia; a daughter, Kimberley Ann Fitts of New Port Richey, Fla; two grandsons, Kyle and Adrian Fitts of Laconia; a sister, Louise Cookman of Manchester; and a nephew.
Calling hours will be in the Simoneau & Lambert Funeral Home, 139 Church St., tomorrow from 4 to 9 p.m. 
A private funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. 
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. 

Laura S. Corriveau, SMYRNA BEACH, Fla.
Monday, September 18, 2000
SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. - Laura S. Corriveau, 91, of Smyrna Beach, Fla, died Friday at her home. 
She was born in Laconia, the daughter of Paul and Alice (Sanchagrin) Morin.
She attended Laconia schools and graduated from the Villa Augustina in Goffstown. She had been a resident of New Smyrna Beach for more than 20 years and spent summers in Amherst. She and her husband owned and operated Earl's Diner for more than 20 years and the White Owl Cabin Colony & Restaurant on Weir Blvd. for five years. She then worked for the Laconia Water Department for nearly 10 years.
She loved spending time with her family and friends, traveling and being with people. She excelled at painting, both on canvas and on china, quilting and sewing. She also enjoyed playing cards with her many friends.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Corriveau of Hudson and Earl Corriveau of Merrimack; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Earl Corriveau, in 1982; three brothers, Albert Morin and Donat Morin, both of Laconia, and Raymond Morin ; and a sister, Vera Roulx of Meredith.
Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Simoneau & Lambert Funeral Home, 139 Church St., Laconia. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, New Hampshire affiliate, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester 03101-2244.

Katie E. Silva, LOUDON 
Monday, September 18, 2000
LOUDON - Katie Elizabeth Silva, 10, of Oak Hill Drive, died Thursday at the Concord Hospital. 
She was born in Concord, the daughter of Gregory and Carol (Martin) Silva. She had lived in Loudon all her life.
She was a fifth-grade student at Loudon Elementary School. She was active in the Merrimack Valley Soccer Club and the Loudon Youth Athletic Association. 
She is survived by her parents, both of Loudon; maternal grandparents, Walter and Lorraine Locke of Andover; paternal grandparents, Kate and George Giffin of Campton and John and Pamela Silva of Sanbornton; three aunts, Donna Crawford of Hazel Park, Mich., Judi LaClair of Beverly, Mass, and Kristine Sopher of Amherst; an uncle, Robert Martin of Wells, Maine; and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 4 Park St., Concord. The Rev. Hayes Junkin will officiate.
Friends and community members are invited to contribute stories, poems and memories celebrating Katie's life. A book of remembrances will be created.
The family suggests donations in her memory be made to Loudon Elementary School, c/o Christine Barry, 7039 School St., Loudon 03229, or the Merrimack Valley Soccer Club, c/o Thomas Scullin, 18 Concord Drive, Webster 03303.
The Waters Funeral Home, 50 S. Main St., Concord, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruby A. Webber, BOSCAWEN
Monday, September 18, 2000
BOSCAWEN - Ruby A. (Williams) Webber, 97, a resident of the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, died Sept. 11 at the nursing home.
She was born in Groton, Vt., the daughter of Adrian and Grace (Prescott) Williams. She grew up in Meredith, and moved to Saxonville, Mass., for eight years before returning to Meredith in 1929. She lived in New Hampton for 35 years before moving to Franklin in 1962.
As a teenager during World War I, she worked in an ammunitions factory in Oxbridge, Mass. She worked at the New Hampton School for many years. From 1952 to 1962, she worked for the U.S. Postal Service at the New Hampton Post Office.
She was a Gold Star Mother, a 50-year member and past officer of the Order of the Eastern Star in Bristol, a long-time member and past president of the New Hampton Woman's Club and a past Master of the New Hampton Grange.
She was a former member of the Community Church in New Hampton. She was a current member of the Baptist Church of Franklin and the American Baptist Women.
She was predeceased by her husband, James Webber, who died in 1982, and two sons, William Morrissey, who died in 1945, and Robert Morrissey, who died in 1995.
She is survived by a daughter, Helen Brown of Edgewater, Fla.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Following her wishes, there will be no calling hours and no funeral service. A private burial will be held in Village Cemetery in Meredith.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Abiding Memorial Gift of the Baptist Church of Franklin, P.O. Box 306, Franklin, 03235.
The H.L. Young Memorial Home of Franklin is in charge of the arrangements.

Francis H. Albert, WEARE
Tuesday, September 19, 2000
WEARE - Francis H. Albert, 42, died Friday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born in Springfield, Mass., the son of Francis and June (Haridman) Albert. He was a graduate of Suffield High School in Connecticut.
He was an aircraft mechanic and served as a U.S. Coast Guard search and rescue air crewman in Cape May, N.J. He also served as a New Hampshire Army National Guardsman.
He serviced aircraft for the Army National Guard in Concord until last November.
He was a member of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church.
He was an experienced fisherman and enjoyed family life.
In addition to his parents of Suffield, Conn., he is survived by his wife, Susan (Dadoly) Albert; a daughter, Christa Albert; a stepdaughter, Shayna Dadoly; a stepson, Erin Vaillancourt; and a sister, Charlene Albert of San Jose, Calif.
Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Hopkinton.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Chase, WEBSTER
Tuesday, September 19, 2000
WEBSTER - Mary E. Chase, 95, died yesterday at Concord Hospital after a long illness.
She was born in South Boston, Mass., the daughter of John and Mary (Riley) Shugrue. She lived in Webster for most of her life.
She graduated from Lesley Normal School in Boston.
She worked as a teacher in Boston and later in Webster. She later worked for Beede Electric Co. in Penacook for many years and retired in 1972. She and her husband, Irving Chase, owned and operated the Shugrue Orchard and Apple Storage for many years.
She was a member and past president of the Webster Women's Union, the Daniel Webster Grange No. 100, the Penacook Women's Club, the Catholic Women's Club and the Friends of the Webster Library.
She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Penacook.
After retiring, she worked as a volunteer kindergarten aide. She enjoyed knitting and gardening.
She was predeceased by her husband, who died in 1984; and a granddaughter, Nancy Brown of Tuftonboro.
She is survived by three daughters, Miriam "Mim" Lorden of Webster, Patricia Brown of Tuftonboro and Barbara Mock of Webster; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church in Penacook. The Rev. W. Timothy Peck will officiate. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Penacook.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association New Hampshire Affiliate, 20 Merrimack St., Manchester 03101 or to the American Diabetes Association New Hampshire Affiliate, 104 Middle St., Manchester 03101.
The Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home in Penacook is in charge of arrangements.

Lillian Zirpolo, LACONIA
Tuesday, September 19, 2000
LACONIA - Lillian (Morante) Zirpolo, 102, died Sunday at St. Francis Home in Laconia.
She was born in Boston, the daughter of Vita and Rose (Tranfaglia) Morante. She attended Mount St. Joseph Academy in Brighton, Mass.
After marrying the late James Zirpolo, she worked for William Filene's Sons Co. in Boston and Belmont, Mass.
Before retiring to New Hampshire, she lived in Lexington, Mass., and was a communicant of and choir member for St. Bridget's Church. She also was a member of the town's Young at Heart Singers.
She is survived by two daughters, Evelyn McDonald of Center Harbor and Loretta Winn of Gilford; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 50 Washington St., Lakeport. The Rev. Victor Gaboury will officiate. Burial will be in Middle Neck Cemetery in Moultonboro.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Francis Home activity fund, 406 Court St., Laconia 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of arrangements.

Cynthia P. McLoy 
Tuesday, September 19, 2000
Cynthia P. (Perry) McLoy, 80, died Friday at her home.
She was born in Concord, the daughter of Cleon and Gladys (Haskell) Perry. She lived in York Beach, Maine, for many years before returning to Concord in 1998. 
She was a graduate of Concord High School and received her nursing degree from Bellevue Hospital School of Nursing in New York City.
She worked for many years as a registered nurse at Margaret Pillsbury Hospital in Concord.
Survivors include her husband, Edward McLoy; a son, Stephen McLoy of Concord; and two grandchildren.
There are no calling hours.
Burial will be held in the Pine Grove Cemetery in East Concord.
The Waters Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary G. Rollins, TILTON
Tuesday, September 19, 2000
TILTON - Mary G. (Martin) Rollins, 84, of Mill Street, died Sunday at Genesis Elder Care in Laconia. 
She was born in Center Sandwich, the daughter of James and Mary "Alice" (Tappan) Martin. She lived in Tilton for more than 57 years.
She was a graduate of Quimby High School in Center Sandwich. She received her nursing degree from the Laconia Hospital School of Nursing. 
She was a registered nurse and worked for many years in hospitals in Laconia and Franklin. She later worked as a private duty nurse. 
She was known as the "neighborhood nurse," and for providing medical care for friends and their families. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Rollins, who died in 1995.
Survivors include a daughter, Suzanne McNeill of Northfield; a son, Dale Rollins of Northfield; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton. The Rev. Ralph Maxwell, pastor of the Lochmere Baptist Church will officiate. 
Burial will follow in Park Cemetery in Tilton.
Memorial donations may be made to the Franklin Visiting Nurse Association, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin 03235.

Jean Gasper, NORTHWOOD
Tuesday, September 19, 2000
NORTHWOOD - Gertrude Jean Gasper, 64, of Route 4, died Sunday at the Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover after a long illness. 
She was born in Astoria, Queens, N.Y., the daughter of Fred and Gertrude (Beitterick) Weinmann. She had lived in Northwood for the past 27 years.
She ran Jay's Pizza with her husband, James Gasper, for 13 years. She also worked as a floral designer for many years in the Seacoast area. She was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Northwood and the St. Joseph's Women's Club.
She was predeceased by her husband, who died in 1987. 
Survivors include four sons, Kenneth Gasper of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., John Gasper of Hallendale, Fla., Kevin Gasper of Hampton, and James Gasper of Northwood; a daughter, Nancy Brown of Deerfield; three grandchildren; a brother, Fred Weinmann of Dorsett, Vt.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Perkins Funeral Home, 60 Main St., Pittsfield. 
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the St. Joseph's Church on Route 4 in Northwood. The Rev. Delaire will officiate. 
Burial will be held in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Pittsfield.
The Perkins Funeral Home in Pittsfield is in charge of the arrangements.

E. Sheldon Harris, LACONIA
Tuesday, September 19, 2000
LACONIA - E. Sheldon Harris, 83, of County Drive and formerly of Sanborn Street, died Sunday at the Belknap County Nursing Home.
He was born in Boscawen, the son of Almon and Margaret (Carroll) Harris. 
He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He received the European, African and Middle Eastern campaign ribbons.
He was an agent for Mutual Benefit Life Insurance of Newark, N.J. for 40 years. He was a member of the National Association of Life Underwriters for 30 years and served as secretary, treasurer, vice president and president of the New Hampshire Association of Life Underwriters. 
He was the executive director of the New Hampshire Association of Life Underwriters from 1982 to 1988. He was the past president of the White Mountain Life Underwriters in Berlin, past president of St. Johnsbury Life Underwriters of Vermont, and past president and secretary of the Lakes Region Association of Life Underwriters. 
He was Bulletin editor for the Lakes Region Association for six years. In 1970, he received the National Membership Award. 
He was active in community affair and was the past state president of the YMCA and recipient of the Man of the Year Award from the Laconia YMCA in 1968 to 1969. 
He held numerous offices with the Littleton Lions Club and was zone chairman and deputy district governor of Lions District No. 44. 
He also served three times as president of chapters of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop in America and sang in a quartet for 36 years. 
He was director of the Belknap County Sportsmen's Club and was instrumental in starting the "Take A Kid Fishing" program.
He was past moderator, deacon, honorary deacon and worship chairman of the Congregational Church of Laconia and received its Churchmanship award in 1984.
He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy (Whitford) Harris, who died in 1994; and a daughter, Katherine Daigneault, who died in 1997.
Survivors include a son, Richard Harris of Whitefield; a daughter, Janet Daigneault of Laconia; six grandchildren; two brothers, Carl Harris of Barton, Vt., and Robert Harris of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; two sisters, Carol Foster of Meredith and Janet Bird of Dedham, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. 
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Congregational Church of Laconia, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia. The Rev. E. Barent Grevatt, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Penacook.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dorcas Fund, Laconia Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia 03246.
Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.


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