Miscellaneous Merrimack County, New Hampshire Obituaries

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Elaine P. Scalora, ANDOVER 
Monday, November 30, 1998
ANDOVER - Elaine P. (Crane) Scalora, 62, of Kearsarge Mountain Road, Potter Place, died Saturday at the New London Hospital. 
She was born in Lawrence, Mass., the daughter of Gregory and Adrienne (Pare) Crane. 
She graduated from St. Mary's High School in Lawrence, Mass., and from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. She received her master's degree from Southern Connecticut State University. She received her degrees in art education. 
For 17 years Scalora had been an art teacher in Branford, Conn., retiring four years ago. She had lived in Potter Place for the past four years, previously residing in Branford, Conn., for many years. She was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church in Potter Place. 
Scalora enjoyed making stained glass and sewing. 
She is survived by her husband of 39 years, William Scalora of Potter Place; three sons, William Scalora of Hiram, Ga., Peter Scalora of Uniontown, Pa. and Paul Scalora of Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Mary Catherine Ferraro of Orange, Conn., and Amy Wooten of Edgewood, Ky.; six grandchildren; a sister, Maureen Cunningham of Branford, Conn.; two nieces, a nephew, a grandniece and cousins. 
Friends may call at the Chadwick Nursing Home, 174 Main St., New London on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. 
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Potter Place with the Rev. Richard T. Lower as celebrant. 
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Building Fund, P.O. Box 1140, New London 03257, or to the American Cancer Society, New Hampshire Division, c/o Jenny Dodd, 34 Woodland Road, Sunapee 03782. 

Margaret Mannion, WILMOT 
Monday, November 30, 1998
WILMOT - Margaret Mannion, 88, of Pinnacle Road died Sunday at the Harborside-Northwood Healthcare Center in Bedford after a long illness with Alzheimer's Disease. 
Mannion was born in County Galway, Ireland, the daughter of John and Bridget (Brennan) Donnellan. She spent her early years in Ireland and had lived for 55 years in the Bronx, N.Y. before moving to Wilmot in 1987.
Mannion had been active in various church groups for Our Lady of Solace in the Bronx and was a communicant at Our Lady of Fatima in New London. 
Her husband, Martin Mannion, died in 1981.
Mannion is survived by three sons, Martin Mannion of Atlanta, Ga., John Mannion of Maywood, N.J. and William Mannion of Alton; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Bernard Donnellan of Ireland; and nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Friends may call at the Chadwick Funeral Home, 174 Main St., New London on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church in New London with the Rev. Richard Lower officiating. Burial will be in St. Raymond's Cemetery, Bronx, N.Y., on Dec. 7 at 1:30 p.m. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kearsarge Good Day Respite Program, P.O. Box 1620, New London 03257, or to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater New Hampshire Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Concord 03301.

Evelyn P. Davis 
Monday, November 30, 1998
Evelyn P. (Schoen) Davis, 87, of Harris Hill Nursing Home died Saturday at the Hospice House in Concord. 
She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., the daughter of Arthur and Bertha (Houck) Schoen. She was a graduate of Bryant and Stratton Business School in Buffalo. 
She was married to Harold Davis, a make-up man for the Currier Express Newspaper for 20 years.
After Harold's death in 1980, Davis moved to New Hampshire to live with her only son and his wife, Joel and Sue Davis, and two grandsons, Andrew and Kevin Davis, all of Hopkinton.
Davis lived in Concord for 11/2years, and before that had lived in Hampstead and Salem for eight years before moving to New London for nine years.
She had been employed during World War II by Curtiss Wright Airplane Manufacturing of Buffalo. Besides her son and family, she had one brother, Edward Schoen of Bonita Springs, Fla., who died in 1991, and a surviving sister, Elma Hughes of Newbury, S.C., as well as nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. Graveside service will be held on tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Ridge Lawn Cemetery, Cheektowaga, N.Y. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice House, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797. 
Chadwick Funeral Service of New London is in charge of arrangements. 

Jeannine Frost, LACONIA 
Monday, November 30, 1998
LACONIA - Jeannine (Richard) Frost, 74, of 24 Gillette St., died Friday at home with her family. 
She was born in St. Claude, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Willie and Melina (Fortier) Richard. She had lived in Laconia since 1955. She attended Sanford, Maine schools, graduating from Sanford High School in 1944. She also graduated from Banford Academy of Hair Design in Malden, Mass. 
Frost was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Laconia where she served as a Eucharistic minister for many years. 
She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and St. Joseph's Ladies Guild.
She worked as a secretary at Memorial Middle School for 17 years, retiring from the Laconia school system. She also was a retired real estate agent in Laconia. 
Frost was a self-employed teddy bear artist as well as an ardent teddy bear collector. She appeared on Channel 9 demonstrating her artistry. 
She sold teddy bears across the United States, was juried through the New Hampshire League of Craftsmen and her teddy bears are on display at the Teddy Bear Museum in Naples, Fla. 
Frost was a charter member of the Teddy Bear Makers of America. 
She also volunteered hundreds of hours at St. Vincent de Paul Society Thrift Store and Food Pantry. 
Frost is survived by her husband of 52 years, Richard Frost; four children, Helene Frost of Newington, Conn., Marsha Holliston of White Salmon, Wash., Denise Heath of Franklin and Timothy Frost of Derry; six grandchildren; two sisters, Alliette Canning of Laconia, Helene Greenfield of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours will be held tomorrow at Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. 
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church by the Revs. Gary Kosmowski and Marc Drouin. 
Burial will be at St. Ignatius Cemetery in Sanford, Maine, on Thursday at 11 a.m. 
Donations may be made in her memory to St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 6123, Lakeport 03246, or Community Health and Hospice of Lakes Region, 780 N. Main St., Laconia.

Janet Gifford Dawson Garceau 
Monday, November 30, 1998
Janet Gifford Dawson Garceau, 65, died on Friday at Franklin Hospital after a long illness. 
Garceau was born in Laconia, the daughter of George and Viola (French). She graduated from Laconia High School in 1951. 
Garceau was a lifelong resident of New Hampshire and had various secretarial positions, including one in the office of former Gov. Melvin Thompson. 
She was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 21 and the VFW Auxiliary Post No. 1631 of Concord. 
A dedicated wife and mother, Garceau leaves behind her husband, Walter; two sons, Ronald Dawson of Boscawen and David Dawson of Concord; and five grandchildren. 
There are no calling hours and private services will be held at the convenience of the family. 
Affordable Funeral and Cremation Services of the Nutfield Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Louis W. Baker, WATERVILLE VALLEY 
Tuesday, December 1, 1998
WATERVILLE VALLEY - Louis W. Baker, 74, of West Branch Turnpike, died Saturday at home.
He was born and raised in Indianola, Iowa. As a National Merit Scholar, he graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor of science degree in 1946.
He served in the Army Signal Corps during World War II.
He joined the international division of Eastman Kodak in 1950. Nineteen of his 30 years with Kodak were spent in Mexico, Panama, the Philippines and Brazil.
He was an avid skier, who retired to Waterville Valley in 1980.
He was a founding member of the Silver Streaks Ski Club, and was head streak for 10 years. He had also served on the Waterville Valley Planning Board and as town moderator.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Nancy (English) Baker of Waterville Valley; a son, Edward Baker of Merida, Mexico; two daughters, Christine Baker-Ruz of Mexico City and Betsy Baker of Boston; and one granddaughter.
A spring graveside service will be held in Waterville Valley Cemetery.
Donations may be made to Pemi Baker Home Health, Hospice Program, 258 Highland St., Plymouth 03264.
The Mayhew Funeral Home in Plymouth is in charge of arrangements.

Robert Yule , CANDIA 
Tuesday, December 1, 1998
CANDIA - Robert Yule, 57, of North Road, died Saturday of a sudden illness.
He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., the son of James and Helen Yule.
He was the president of Energy North in Concord.
In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Marilyn Yule; a daughter, Bonnie Yule; and a brother, John Yule.
He was a deacon of the Congregational Church in Candia.
He and his wife maintained a shepherding home for children in transition for the past 14 years.
There are no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Congregational Church, Candia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gordon-College-Off Campus Program, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham, Mass., 01984.

Geneva C. Clark, PENACOOK 
Wednesday, December 2, 1998
PENACOOK - Geneva C. Clark, 84, formerly of Washington Street, died yesterday at Genesis Eldercare-Pleasant View Center after a long illness.
She was born in Lebanon, the daughter of George and Clara (LaPlante) Clark. She lived in the Penacook-Concord area for most of her life.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.
She enjoyed various crafts and painting.
She was predeceased by her husband, Reginald Clark; and a brother, Oswald Bassett.
She is survived by three sons, Frank Clark of Concord, Reginald Clark of Penacook and Randolph Clark of Hillsboro; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Leona Tuttle of Connecticut.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church. The Rev. Tim Thibeault will be the celebrant. Interment services will be held after the Mass in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord.
Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

James F. Leonard, LOUDON 
Wednesday, December 2, 1998
LOUDON - James F. Leonard, 72, of Staniels Road, died Monday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, Vt., after a long illness.
He was born in New Jersey, the son of George and Francis (Stadler) Leonard. He had lived in the Loudon-Concord area since 1955.
He worked for Grappone Ford Inc. for many years, and during the 1950s, he was the owner and operator of O.K. Services in Concord.
He was recently employed at Wal-Mart in Concord.
He served with the Merchant Marines during World War II.
He was a member of the Concord Elks Club.
He was a cat fancier, who enjoyed breeding and showing Siamese cats.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Laura "Babe" (Foss) Leonard of Loudon; two sons, James Leonard of Loudon and Richard Leonard Sr. of Ocala, Fla.; four daughters, Karen McMican of Orlando, Fla., Louise Tolworthy of Pawling, N.Y., Cindy Cobb of Valdosta, Ga., and Donna Leonard-Babin of Warren; a stepson, Bill Philpot of Venice, Fla.; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Leonard of New Jersey, and William Leonard of Oregon; three sisters, Edna Leonard, Jeannette Salback of Orlando, Fla., and Virginia Foley; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held by the Elks Club tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in the Boutwell & Hussey-Wiren Funeral Home, 190 N. Main St., Concord. Calling hours will be held prior to the services from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Donations may be made to the Loudon Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 7032, Loudon 03301 or to the Soup Kitchen, 1 N. State St., Concord 03301.

Katherine E. Ruden, CANTERBURY 
Wednesday, December 2, 1998
CANTERBURY - Katherine "Jeannie" E. Ruden, 72, of Robin Shore Drive, died Monday at Lakes Region General Hospital.
She was born in Boston, the daughter of John and Katherine (McGarry) Harrington. She moved to Canterbury from Malden, Mass., in 1983.
She was an active member of St. Joseph Church, Belmont, where she was a member of the St. Joseph Altar and Rosary Society, the music ministry, the arts and crafts group and the bereavement team.
She was a volunteer at Shaker Village in Canterbury.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence "Bill" Ruden of Canterbury; a step-daughter, Ellen Knowles of Seabrook; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. in St. Joseph Church.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in the church. The Rev. Marc Drouin, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Canterbury.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. Joseph Parish Music Ministry, P.O. Box 285, Belmont 03220.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of arrangements.

Harold Smethurst, MEREDITH 
Wednesday, December 2, 1998
MEREDITH - Harold Smethurst, 83, of Meredith Brick Manor, died yesterday at the Lakes Region General Hospital.
He was born in Malden, Mass., the son of William and Catherine (Ward) Smethhurst.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was a ceramic tile distributor for William Smethhurst & Son.
He was a resident of East Alton for 49 years.
He was a member of Realty Lodge Masons, Boston.
He is survived by his wife, Eleanor (McDonnell) Smethurst of Meredith and West Alton; two sons, Robert Smethurst of Wilmington, Mass., and Richard Smethurst of Duxbury, Mass.; a daughter E. Jeanne Brodmerkle of Sterling, Mass.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
There are no calling hours.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Alton Fire Association, c/o The Alton Fire Department, P.O. Box 472, Alton 03809.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of arrangements.

Donald A. Ainslie, BRADFORD 
Wednesday, December 2, 1998
BRADFORD - Donald Arthur Ainslie, 64, of Route 114, died Sunday at Hospice House in Concord.
He was born in Boston, the son of James and Clare (French) Ainslie. He was a 1952 graduate of Hyde Park, Mass., High School, and a 1957 graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.
He worked for engineering firms in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
He was a member and past master of St. Peter's Lodge No. 31 F&AM, a member of the Valley of Concord and the New Hampshire Consistory. He was a Scottish Rite, a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Bektash Temple Shrine, Concord.
He was a partner with Robert Stewart at the Stewart Agency for approximately six years, and the Lake Sunapee Board of Realtors chose him as Realtor of the Year in 1977.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Margaret (Keenan) Ainslie of Bradford; and a son, Benjamin Ainslie, who is student at Keene State College.
There are no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. in Sunny Plain Cemetery, Bradford. The Rev. Henry Fleming will officiate and Masonic services will be conducted by St. Peter's Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice House, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797.
Chadwick Funeral Service in New London is in charge of arrangements.

M. Rae Borror, DURHAM 
Wednesday, December 2, 1998
DURHAM - M. Rae Borror, 63, relative of area residents, died Nov. 19 at home after a long illness.
She was born in Columbus, Ohio, the daughter of Richard and Countess Irene (Noe) Roney.
She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from the Ohio State University, and a master's degree in reading and certification in special education from the University of New Hampshire.
She worked as a reading specialist in the Oyster River Middle School for many years.
She served one term as chairperson of the Durham Planning Board, and was once active with the League of Women Voters.
She was a member of the choir at the Community Church of Durham and was an active member of the Sounds of the Seacoast, a women's barbershop chorus.
She shared with her husband a lifelong interest in the field of natural history, and enjoyed trekking off to obscure places with him, searching for birds and other wildlife.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Borror; a daughter, Valerie Madsen of Lee; a son, Donald Borror of Dunbarton; and five grandchildren.
Services were held already.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Safe Place, P.O. Box 674, Portsmouth 03802.

Geneva C. Clark, PENACOOK 
Thursday, December 3, 1998
PENACOOK - Geneva C. Clark, 84, formerly of Washington Street, died Tuesday at Genesis Eldercare-Pleasant View Center after a long illness.
She was born in Lebanon, the daughter of George and Clara (LaPlante) Bassett. She lived in the Penacook-Concord area for most of her life. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, Reginald Clark; a brother, Oswald Bassett; and a sister, Lucinda Garland.
She is survived by three sons, Frank Clark of Concord, Reginald Clark of Penacook and Randolph Clark of Hillsboro; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Leona Tuttle of Connecticut.
Calling hours will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church. The Rev. Tim Thibeault will be the celebrant. Interment services will be held after the Mass in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord.
Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.


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