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Harry A. Frye, HOOKSETT
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
HOOKSETT - Harry A. Frye, 60, died Sept. 2 at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Nashua, the son of Alfred and Ruth (Scott) Frye.
He was a teacher at Pembroke Academy for several years.
He was a member of the Hooksett Lions Club and the New Hampshire Retired Teachers Association. He was a historian for the B & M Railroad Historical Society.
Survivors include two aunts, Beulah White and Emily Winn.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord. The Rev. Charles Heslam, pastor of the West Congregational Church, will officiate. 
A private burial service will be held in the Weare Center Cemetery.

Adolph J. Daroska, PITTSFIELD 
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
PITTSFIELD - Adolph J. Daroska, 87, died Sunday at the Concord Hospital after a brief illness. 
He was born in Pittsfield, the son of Joseph and Pauline (Hecman) Darsoska. He lived in Pittsfield all of his life.
He was a 1931 graduate of Pittsfield High School. 
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
He was the owner and operator of A.J. Daroska Motor Transportation for more than 50 years. 
He was a lifelong communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pittsfield. 
He was a selectman for the town of Pittsfield and a member of the Pittsfield Historical Society and the VFW. 
He received an award from the American Legion for 50 years of membership. 
He was a member of the Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Department and served as chairman of the dam and swimming pool committees and was a member of the board of directors of Suncook Lake Ridge Road Associates. 
He was named Pittsfield Citizen of the Year in 1987. 
He was awarded two Paul Harris Fellowship Awards and was an active member of the Rotary Club for 17 years. He was awarded the Pittsfield Super Salesman Rotary Foundation Raffle Award in 1993 and a certificate of appreciation from the Capital City Rotary Club. 
He was honored in 1994 with a special citation by the American Truck Historical Society as a founder of the trucking industry.
He was involved with the Drake Field restoration, the renovation project of the Forrest B. Argue Memorial swimming pool.
He was awarded the president's Master's Woodsman Award for outstanding community service in 1984.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Helen (Macek) Daroska; two daughters, Maryann Hardwicke of Canyon, Calif., and Martha Moloy of Pittsfield; a granddaughter; a brother, Benjamin Daroska of Chichester; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow 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 held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Pittsfield. The Rev. Georges deLaire, pastor, will officiate. 
Burial will follow in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Pittsfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pittsfield Rotary Club, P.O. Box 104, Pittsfield 03263.

Joseph S. Flowers , BOW
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
BOW - Joseph S. Flowers, 53, of Page Road, died yesterday at the Hospice House in Concord.
He was born in Wilmington, Del., the son of Anthony and Emily (Kowalski) Flowers. 
He graduated from Concrad High School in Woodcrest, Del. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from Lake Forest College in Chicago, Ill. and his law degree from Washington and Lee University in Virginia.
He worked as a staff attorney for Jefferson Pilot Financial for many years. 
He was active in politics and a supporter of the Olympics.
Survivors include a brother, the Rev. Thomas Flowers of Middletown, Del.; a sister, Ann Barnhart of Killeen, Texas; and two nephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 S. Main St., Concord.
Burial will be in the Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington, Del.
Donations may be made to the St. Joseph's Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 196, Middletown, Del. 19709.

William M. Brunt, ASHLAND
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
ASHLAND - William M. Brunt, 58, died Sunday at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester after a brief illness. 
He was the son of William and Dorothy (Baker) Brunt and lived in Ashland most of his life. 
He was a member of the VFW in Bristol and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. 
He worked for Freudenberg-NOK for 40 years before retiring in 1999. 
He was predeceased by a sister, Jane Proulx.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Barbara Brunt, of Ashland; a daughter, Robin Brunt of Ashland; four brothers, Wayne Brunt of Meredith, Harold Brunt of Bridgewater, James Brunt of Ashland and Richard Brunt of Florida; two grandchildren; and three sisters, Terry White, of Laconia, and Dorothy Baker and Hiedi Pagano, both of Florida.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Ashland Baptist Church. The Rev. Everett Palmer will officiate.

Francis Chamberlin, LACONIA
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
LACONIA - Francis W. Chamberlin, 80, of Church St., died Saturday at the Veterans Hospital in West Roxbury, Mass.
He was born in Berlin, the son of John and Nellie (Paul) Chamberlin. He had lived in Laconia for the past 21 years.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, the VFW Post No. 1670 and the American Legion Wilkins-Smith Post No. 1.
He worked for Brown Company as an electrician for 27 years before retiring in 1967.
He was predeceased by three sisters, Dorothy Crews, Pearl Eafrati and Ethel Gauvin.
Survivors include his wife, Irene (Poisson) Chamberlin of Laconia; two sons, Earl Chamberlin of Chicopee Falls, Mass. and John Chamberlin of Las Vegas; three daughters, Marie LaClere of Bluehill, Mass., Kathy Chamberlin of Laconia, and Janet Bowles of Belmont; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
There will be no calling hours.
A private service will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity School, 50 Church St., Laconia 03246.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.

David B. Parker, BARRE, Vt.
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
BARRE, Vt. - David B. Parker, 75, died Friday at home after a brief illness. 
He was born in Milford, the son of Harold and Alice Parker.
He was a 1943 graduate of Montpelier High School and attended the University of New Hampshire.
He served as a bombardier navigator for two years with the U.S. Air Force. 
He worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield for 33 years retiring as the president of the Vermont Plan in 1985. Prior to that time, he worked for Capital Savings Bank in Montpelier for three years and in the insurance field for two years.
He was a charter member and president of the Montpelier Lions Club and the zone chairman of District No. 45. He was on the board of directors and treasurer of the Montpelier Chamber of Commerce. 
He was a member of the Montpelier Theater Guild, treasurer of the Babe Ruth League and the Montpelier town chairman of the American Red Cross. 
He was a longtime member of the Montpelier Elks Club and the American Legion.
He was predeceased by a sister, Martha Durham and a brother, Morris "Bud" Parker.
Survivors include his wife, Georgiana Parker, of Barre, Vt.; a son, David Parker Jr. of Contoocook; a daughter, Sarah Smith of Barre, Vt.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice Inc., 600 Granger Road, Barre, Vt. 05641.
Guare & Sons Funeral Home in Vermont is in charge of the arrangements.

Wendell R. Brown, BELMONT
Tuesday, September 26, 2000
BELMONT - Wendell R. Brown, 70, of Dearborn Stret, died Sunday at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.
He was born in Moscow, Maine, the son of Alvin and Alma (Wilcox) Brown. He had lived in Belmont since 1959, moving there from Northfield.
He was a heavy equipment operator for most of his life and worked for Leslie Roberts in Belmont.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn (Muzzey) Brown of Belmont; a son, Alan Brown of Belmont; four daughters, Bonnie Moulton of Canterbury and Rita Donahue, Gloria Gardner and Monica Bacon, all of Belmont; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother; two sisters; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Please use the Whipple Avenue entrance.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the family lot in South Road Cemetery in Belmont.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Belmont Police Department, P.O. Box 320, Belmont 03220.

Walter T. Van Anglen, BEDFORD
Wednesday, September 27, 2000
BEDFORD - Walter T. Van Anglen, 79, died Sunday at his home.
He was born in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, the son of James Van Anglen and Ethel (Turner) Van Anglen.
He was a graduate of Germantown High School in Philadelphia. 
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1940, and in World War II in the United States, Brazil and the China-Burma-India theater, rising to the rank of captain. 
He was recalled to active duty in 1950 during the Korean War after service outside Washington, D.C., at headquarters for the Tactical Air Command. 
He was an instructor in military history at the University of Maryland and was sent to headquarters for Far East Air Forces in Tokyo. 
After the war, he remained in the Air Force and was stationed in Texas, Morocco and at the New Boston Satellite Tracking Station.
He retired as a major in 1965.
He worked for the Pennsylvania and New York Central railroads in Philadelphia and spent the rest of his career as the government and international marketing manager at Northeast Electronics and its successor, Northern Telecom in Concord. He retired in 1984.
He was active in local affairs and helped with the Bedford Little League and the local Boy Scout troop.
He served on the Bedford Planning Board. He was a charter member, past vice commander and chaplain of Richard K. Harvell VFW Post No. 8401 in Bedford.
He was predeceased by a brother, Erik Van Anglen.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Bride (Shaughnessy) Van Anglen; four sons, Kevin Van Anglen and William Van Anglen, both of Bedford, D. Sean Van Anglen of Windsor, Conn., and James Van Anglen of Daphne, Ala.; four grandchildren; a brother, Robert Van Anglen of Allentown, Pa.; and several nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford. 
A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. 
Burial will be in the Bedford Center Town Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Richard K. Harvell VFW Post No. 8401, P.O. Box 10144, Bedford 03110.
The McHugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary Siefert, WOBURN, Mass.
Wednesday, September 27, 2000
WOBURN, Mass. - Mary (Kokula) Siefert, 81, of Woburn, Mass., and formerly of Laconia, died Sunday at the Belmont Manor Nursing Center after a long illness. 
She was born in Kalinov, Slovakia. She had three years of formal education before she went to work on her family's farm in Slovakia. 
In 1938, she emigrated to the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1943. 
She worked as a waitress for many years in New York City. 
She was a resident of Laconia for 25 years. She worked as the manager of Woodland Heights Elementary School cafeteria in Laconia for 13 years, retiring in 1988. 
For the past two years, she lived in Woburn, Mass. 
She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Woburn. She enjoyed her family and friends. One of her passions was cooking European specialties.
She was predeceased by her husband, Gustave Siefert.
Survivors include her son, Robert Siefert of North Reading, Mass.; two daughters, Anne Carr of Huntington, N.Y., and Mary Schaer of Coral Gables, Fla.; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and two sisters in Slovakia.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., North Reading, Mass.
Graveside services will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Bayside Cemetery in Laconia. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 36 Cameron Ave., Cambridge, Mass. 02140-1102 or to the Visiting Nurse of Middlesex-East, Box 80485, Stoneham, Mass. 02180.

Richard E. Murray, HOOKSETT
Wednesday, September 27, 2000
HOOKSETT - Richard E. Murray, 71, died yesterday at his home after a long illness.
He was born in Manchester, the son of Francis and Ida (Belisle) Murray. He was a lifelong resident of Hooksett.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years as a member of the Air Police and then became a military adviser for the Civil Air Patrol.
He worked at Barrett Equipment in Hooksett as a shop foreman for many years. He then worked as a State Trooper for the New Hampshire State Police for 10 years.
He was a licensed pilot and an aviation enthusiast. At the age of 15, he was the youngest pilot ever to fly solo in the state of New Hampshire.
He was an active entertainer for the Hooksett Entertainers, the Hooksettites and the Concord Community Players.
He was a member of the Hooksett Lions Club, the Knights of Columbus Council No. 4961 and the American Legion. 
He was a member of the New Hampshire Association of Retired Law Enforcement Officers and the New Hampshire State Police Benevolent Association
He was also a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Silver Wings Fraternity.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Ann (Drapeau) Murray, of Hooksett; a daughter, Susan Sartorelli of Concord; a son, Michael Murray of Manchester; four grandsons; two brothers, Robert Murray and Harold Murray, both of Hooksett; a sister, Phyllis Miller of Searsport, Maine; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lambert Funeral Home, 1799 Elm St., Manchester. 
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Church, 15 S. Main St., Hooksett. 
Burial will be in the Holy Rosary Cemetery, Hooksett.
Donations may be made to Visting Nurse Assocition Hospice, 1850 Elm St., Manchester 03104.

Emma DuBois
Wednesday, September 27, 2000
Emma Tenney DuBois, 91, of Court Street in Concord, died Monday at Concord Hospital.
She was born in Chester, the daughter of Walter and Myrtle (Deleski) Tenney.
She was a 1928 graduate of Pinkerton Academy and spent two years in nurse's training at the Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital.
She was a private duty nurse in the Concord area for many years before becoming the night supervisor at Merrimack County Nursing Home. She was a nursing supervisor at Havenwood Nursing Home for several years before retiring in 1977.
She was past president of the Private Duty Nurses Association. She enjoyed the outdoors and sewing.
She was predeceased by her husband, Paul DuBois, who died in 1975; a brother, Eugene Tenney; and a sister, Charlotte Weed.
Survivors include two daughters, June Latti of Concord and Carolyn McKinnon of Georgetown, Texas; a brother, Charles Tenney of Maryville, Mich.; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord.
Funeral services will follow on Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. David Keller, pastor of the First Congregational Church, will officiate. 
Burial will follow in Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord.

Raymond Cassavaugh, LACONIA
Wednesday, September 27, 2000
LACONIA - Raymond T. "Lee" Cassavaugh, 70, of 23 Cottage St., died Monday at the Lakes Region General Hospital.
He was born in Laconia, the son of Bernice (Dow) and Nelson Cassavaugh Sr. He was a lifelong resident of the Lakes Region and had wintered in Homosassa, Fla., for many years.
He worked for Pike Industries, Inc., for 37 years, retiring in 1996. 
He was an avid woodworker.
He attended the First Baptist Church of Belmont.
He was predeceased by a brother, Eugene Cassavaugh, in 1998, and a sister, Gail Bartlett, also in 1998.
He is survived by his wife, Frances (Ford) Cassavaugh of Laconia; two sons, Shawn Cassavaugh of Laconia and Stacey Cassavaugh of Tilton; two daughters, Debra Drake of Belmont and Linda Ruegg of Franklin; 12 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; five brothers, Nelson Cassavaugh Jr. of Laconia, Kirkman Cassavaugh of Belmont, Clifford Cassavaugh of Concord, Wayne "Joe" Cassavaugh of Sanbornton, and Terry Cassavaugh of Epsom; five sisters, Priscilla Day of Belmont, Sandra Bolduc and Sheila Haven, both of Laconia, Marsha Byars of Cooper City, Fla., and Pamela Beaudoin of Belmont; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He raised several foster children over the years.
Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia.
Funeral services will be tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Belmont, 49 Church Hill, Belmont, with the Rev. Charles Crook, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot in South Road Cemetery in Belmont.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal St., Manchester 03101.

Marguerite M. York, LACONIA
Wednesday, September 27, 2000
LACONIA - Marguerite M. York, 84, of 175 Blueberry Lane, died Monday at the Genesis Eldercare Network in Laconia.
She was born in Caribou, Maine, the daughter of Georgia and John Forbes. She moved from Caribou, Maine, to Laconia 41 years ago.
She worked in food service at the Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia for several years.
She was a member of the Lochmere Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by Woodrow "Scout" York; a granddaughter, Cori York; and by her brothers.
She is survived by her sons, John York of Tilton, Dale Culkin of Center Ossipee, and Bob Culkin of Florida; a step-daughter, Deanna Morin of Waterbury, Conn.; many grandchildren, including Jeremy York of Laconia and Jamie York of Tilton; many great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia.
Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Ralph Maxwell, pastor of the Lochmere Baptist Church, will officiate. 
Burial will follow in the family lot in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia.

Harry O. Swett, LAKELAND, Fla. 
Thursday, September 28, 2000
LAKELAND, Fla. - Harry O. Swett, 96, formerly of Danbury, died Saturday. 
He was born in Bridgewater, Mass., the son of Frank and Kate (Darcy) Swett. He lived in Danbury and operated a farm for more than 40 years before moving to Lakeland in 1991.
He worked for the New Hampshire State Highway Department and was a machinist for Webster Valve in Franklin from 1960 to 1972. 
He served on the Danbury Board of Selectmen for 12 years and was a justice of the Danbury Municipal Court. 
He served on the Volunteer Fire Department. 
He was a member of Union Lodge No. 79, F & AM of Bristol, and was a Mason for more than 50 years. 
He was predeceased by three brothers, Nelson Swett, Burness Swett and Olin Swett; a sister, Nellie Rounds; his first wife, Amy Swett, in 1971; and his second wife, Rose Swett, in 1991.
Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Putnam of Lakeland, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Ruby DeBay of Orange City, Fla.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 174 Main St., New London. 
Funeral services will follow at 11:30 at the funeral home. The Rev. Renee Kaufman will officiate. 
Burial will be in the Riverdale Cemetery in Danbury. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Masonic Home, 813 Beech St., Manchester 03104.

Charles B. Johnson, GILFORD
Thursday, September 28, 2000
GILFORD - Charles B. Johnson, 80, of Old Lakeshore Road, died at his home Tuesday.
He was born in Nashua, the son of Arthur and Eva (Jenkins) Johnson. He lived in Gilford for the past 16 years.
He was a graduate of Bristol High School. 
He served in the Air Force in the European Theater during World War II. He received his aircraft and engine license at Lovefield, Texas.
His civil service spanned 31 years in Hartford, Conn., and Boston. He spent most of his life volunteering for the National Boy Scouts in Windsor Locks, Conn., and the American Red Cross in both Connecticut and Nashua. 
He spent the last 20 years involved with the 55 Alive Driving Program with the American Association of Retired Persons and had been area coordinator for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Connecticut for 10 years. He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Union Lodge No. 79 in Bristol.
He was predeceased by his son, John, in 1991; and two sisters, Clara Tucker of Bristol and Eva Severance of Lakeport.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Inez M. (Rockwell) Johnson; one daughter, Mary Bickford of Windham; one granddaughter; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Burial will follow in the family lot at the Homeland Cemetery in Bristol. The Rev. Richard Matthews, pastor of the Bristol Federated Church, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Community Health and Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia 03246.

Shelagh S. Rockwell, TILTON
Thursday, September 28, 2000
TILTON - Shelagh S. Rockwell, 48, of Prospect Street, died at her home Friday, Sept. 22.
She was born in Point Pleasant, N.J., the daughter of William and Annah (Flanders) Rockwell. She lived in Tilton for the past seven years and in the Lakes Region for most of her life.
She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Tilton.
She was a volunteer at the New Hampshire Soldiers Home in Tilton and worked for Lutheran Social Services. She was also a member of the Laconia Rod and Gun Club.
She was predeceased by her parents, William and Annah (Flanders) Rockwell; and a brother, John Rockwell, in 1952.
Survivors include three brothers, Mark Rockwell, Luke Rockwell and Matthew Rockwell, her twin, all of Laconia; a sister, Terrie Rockwell of Lochmere; several nieces and nephews; aunts and an uncle; and many cousins. She is also survived by Tom and Gladys Mooney of Tilton, with whom she made her home.
Calling hours will be held Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Please use the Carriage House entrance.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church, East Main Street, Tilton. The Rev. Janet Lombardo, priest in charge of the church, will officiate. 
Private committal services will be held at a later date in New Riverside Cemetery, Alton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church, East Main Street, Tilton 03276.

James H. Bayless
Thursday, September 28, 2000
James H. Bayless, 88, of Pleasant Street, died Sept. 23 at the Pleasant View Nursing Center in Concord.
He was born in Legal, Okla., the son of James and Grace (Smith) Bayless.
He was a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Okla. He taught school in several Oklahoma towns. 
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Philippines as an officer in the Medical Service Corps. He retired as a colonel in the Army Reserve. 
He was the superintendent of schools in Calvin, Okla. He was a principal for Carlsbad City Schools in New Mexico and was principal of Airfield Elementary, Eisenhower Junior High School and Mid High School.
He moved to Ventura, Calif., in 1967 and taught at Blackstock Junior High School in Port Hueneme, Calif., until his retirement after 40 years in public education. 
He moved from Ventura, Calif., to Wabash in 1985. 
He lived in Concord from 1999 until his death. 
He was predeceased by three brothers; and his first wife, Eunice Bard, in 1987.
Survivors include his wife, Helene Bayless of Concord; his son, James Bayless of Cranfills Gap, Texas; his daughter, Susan Beamer of Wabash, Ind.; a stepson, Samuel Hackler of New Boston; a stepdaughter, Carol Bramer of Bakersfield, Calif.; three grandsons; a granddaughter; three step-granddaughters; a step-grandson; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Ellis of Atoka, Okla.
Calling hours will be held today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service at the Main Street Chapel in Wabash, Ind.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Wabash Christian Church at 110 W. Hill St., Wabash. The Rev. Gene Bryant will officiate.
Burial will follow the services in the Falls Cemetery in Wabash.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bayless Family Scholarship Fund at Oklahoma Baptist University, 500 W. University, OBU 61275, Shawnee, Okla. 74804.
The Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

Phyllis Davis, BOW
Friday, September 29, 2000
BOW - Phyllis Davis, 80, of South Bow Road, died Sept. 24 at the Concord Hospital. 
She was born in Melrose, Mass., the daughter of Alfred and Nancy (Averill) Lewis. 
She was a graduate of Melrose High School and the Fanny Farmer School of Cooking in Boston.
She worked as a lab technician at HP Hood & Son in Boston before becoming a homemaker. 
She was a member of the Bow Young at Heart Club and the St. Andrew Senior Group. 
She enjoyed baking and cooking.
She is predeceased by a brother, Reginald Lewis.
Survivors include her husband, Harold Davis; two daughters, Nancy Davis of Weymouth, Mass., and Patricia Buck of Brentwood; a son, Kenneth Davis of Hooksett; four grandchildren; a brother, John Lewis of Malden, Mass.; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. Andrew Episcopal Church. The Rev. Hays Junkins officiated.
Burial was held in the Forest Glenn Cemetery in Reading, Mass.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew Children's Education Fund, 345 Main St., Hopkinton 03229 or to the Trinity Episcopal Church Children's Altar Fund, Melrose, Mass. 02176.

Donald G. Baker, HILLSBORO
Friday, September 29, 2000
HILLSBORO - A memorial service for Donald G. Baker of Hillsboro, who died Aug. 25, will be held Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Weare Friends Meetinghouse at 37 Quaker St., Henniker. 

Emma L. Grandmaison, HOOKSETT 
Friday, September 29, 2000
HOOKSETT - Graveside services for Emma L. (Lefebvre) Grandmaison, who died Dec. 20, 1999, will be held tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Hooksett. The Rev. Fernand Croteau, pastor, will officiate.

Peter P. Veseskis
Friday, September 29, 2000
Peter P. Veseskis, 84, of Commercial Street, Concord, died Wednesday at Pleasant View Center Genesis Eldercare.
He was born in Scranton, Penn., the son of James and Katherine Veseskis.
He worked for Parkwood Laminates for more than 20 years before retiring in 1978. He also worked for the Conservation Corps.
He was past president of the local union at Parkwood. 
He enjoyed fishing, Westerns, gardening and carpentry.
The last of 14 children, he was predeceased by nine brothers and four sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Rose (Barasso) Veseskis of Concord; five sons, Peter Veseskis Jr. of Hawaii, James Veseskis of Colchester, Conn., Kenneth Veseskis of Marlboro, Mass., Bruce Veseskis of Concord, and Mark Veseskis of Newmarket; two daughters, Lynda Wozniak of Clifton, Va., and MaryAnn Veseskis-Esch of Strafford; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Blossom Hill Cemetery.

Willard E. Chickering, PEMBROKE
Friday, September 29, 2000
PEMBROKE - Willard E. Chickering, 76, died yesterday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Concord, the son of Porter and Carolyn (Saben) Chickering. 
He was a tail gunner on a B-24 during World War II and spent 10 months as a prisoner of war in Germany.
He attended Bentley School of Accounting in Boston and was a graduate of Hesser College in Manchester.
He was an accountant and office manager for Merrimack Farmers Exchange for 26 years and then served as assistant treasurer at A & B Lumber for 16 years before retiring in 1995.
He was a charter member of Trinity Baptist Church in Concord.
He enjoyed music and gardening.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Priscilla (Houghton) Chickering of Pembroke; three sons, Robert Chickering of Casco, Maine, Wayne Chickering of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and David Chickering of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Judith Galt of Greenville, S.C.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Chickering of Francestown; a sister, Jean Nardozzi of Concord; and many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, Concord. The Rev. Dr. Chuck Phelps, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Evans Cemetery, Bow.
Memorial donations may be made to the Scholarship Fund of Trinity Christian School, 80 Clinton St., Concord 03301.

Mildred Barvenik
Friday, September 29, 2000
Services for Mildred Barvenik, 85, of Boscawen, who died Sept. 6, will be held tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. at the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook. Interment services will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery, Boscawen.

Real J. Michelin , HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, Fla.
Friday, September 29, 2000
HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, Fla. -- Real J. Michelin, 84, formerly of Franklin, died Wednesday at his home.
He was born in Franklin, the son of Oscar and Mary Louise (Ruel) Michelin. He lived in Franklin all of his life until moving to Florida in 1987.
He served as mayor of the city of Franklin from 1977 to 1978. He was a councilman for several years and a planning board member.
He was a supervisor at JP Stevens for many years and later at Webster Valve in Franklin for eight years before retiring in 1979. 
He was a member of The Fr. AJ Timon Knights of Columbus Council No. 2170. He was a member and past faithful navigator of Knights of Columbus Assembly No. 0638 in Franklin. He was a member of Elks Lodges in Franklin and Florida.
He was a communicant of St. Paul Church.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Theresa (Arsenault) Michelin, in 1982; and his second wife, Joan (Michelin) Michelin, in 1988. 
Survivors include his wife, Ruth (Dorsch) Michelin of Homosassa Springs; a son, Robert Michelin of Fishkill, N.Y.; a daughter, Nancy Vaughn of Franklin; three grandchildren; a brother, Rolland Michelin of Franklin and Boynton Beach, Fla.; a sister, Donna Jutrus of Hartford, Conn.; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Paul Church, Franklin. 
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Franklin.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul Church, P.O. Box 490, Franklin 03235.


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