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Roland L. Bellerose, HOOKSETT
Thursday, January 28, 1999
HOOKSETT - Roland L. Bellerose, 69, died Tuesday at home after a long illness.
He was born in Manchester, the son of William and Hedwidge (Martel) Bellerose. He spent his early life in Manchester, where he was educated. He received his GED in 1956. He had lived in Hooksett for the past 43 years.
He was a retired carpenter and custom cabinet maker, a trade he learned from his father. Before retiring in 1991, he had been employed by Harvey Construction Co. in Bedford. He also worked for Caron Construction and Davidson Construction.
He served as trustee and then president of Local No. 625 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Manchester, for three terms.
He served in the Army National Guard in Manchester, 197th Field Artillery Brigade, II Corps, for 22 years, retiring with the rank of captain. He was a charter member of the Minute Men Officers Club and a member of the American Legion Post No. 37 of Hooksett.
He was a member of the Alpine Drum and Bugle Corps until 1989, and had performed in Washington, D.C., for President Dwight Eisenhower. He also was a former member of the Lafayette Drum and Bugle Corps and the 39th Army Band, in which he played the French horn for concerts and acted as a drum major in parades.
He was a member of the American Canadian Genealogical Society, the Knights of Columbus 3rd degree Father Langlois Council No. 5286 and the Legion of One Thousand Men of the Precious Blood Monastery.
He was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church, Suncook.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Rita (Bellerose) Bellerose of Hooksett; a brother, Aurele "Speed" Bellerose of Manchester; a sister, Jeannette Lavigne of Hooksett; three godchildren; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Petit Funeral Home, 167 Main St., Pembroke.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church. The Rev. C. Peter Dumont, pastor, will be the celebrant and Deacon Ronald Gagne will assist. Spring burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John the Baptist Parish Debt Reduction Fund, 10 School St., Suncook 03257.

Arlene Landry, FRANKLIN
Friday, January 29, 1999
FRANKLIN - Arlene Landry, 78, of Woodridge Road, died Wednesday at Franklin Regional Hospital.
She was born in Tilton, the daughter of John and Ellen (Entwistle) Tyrer. She was a graduate of Tilton School. She lived in the area all her life.
She was a communicant of St. Paul's Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, Paul Landry.
She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Healy of Scarborough, Maine; Judith Landry of Miami, Fla., and Paula Pastuszak of Laconia; two sons, John Landry of Naples, Fla., and Stephen Landry of Franklin; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Eleanor Graham of Pawley's Island, S.C.; and several in-laws, nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Paul's Church. Spring burial will be in Franklin Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franklin Visiting Nurses Association, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin 03235.
Thibault-Neun Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of arrangements.

Karen C. Brown, LOUDON
Friday, January 29, 1999
LOUDON - Karen C. Brown, 55, of Pine Ridge Road, died Dec. 13, 1998, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon.
She was born in Pittsfield, the daughter of Arthur and Florence (Hall) Beard.
She was a home health aide for the Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association, and was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 37 years, William Brown Sr. of Loudon; two sons, William Brown Jr. and Scott Brown both of Concord; two daughters, Gail Gibeau and April Eastman both of Penacook; seven grandchildren; a brother, Algie Beard of Boscawen; two sisters, Sandra Martin of Pembroke and Norma Gasper of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held already.
Donations may be made to the Loudon Fire and Rescue Department, Loudon 03301.

Natalie E. Nebesky, HAMDEN, Conn.
Friday, January 29, 1999
HAMDEN, Conn. - Natalie E. Nebesky, 81, a former area resident and relative of area residents, died Wednesday at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven, Conn., after a short illness.
She was born in Wolfeboro, the daughter of Nathaniel and Mildred (York) Goodhue. She grew up in Wolfeboro, and moved to Hamden, Conn., in 1949.
She was employed by the Hamden, Conn., Board of Education for more than 20 years, working in the audio/visual department of the Ridge Hill School and later at Michael Ehalen Middle School, retiring in 1989.
She was a member of the Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Hamden, Conn.
She is survived by two daughters, Diane Fenton of Concord and Julie Nebesky of Newington, Conn.; six grandchildren; Haley, Mark, Jacy, Michael, Cory and Jenna all of Concord; and a brother, Dick Goodhue of Wolfeboro.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the Beecher & Bennett Funeral Home, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Conn. Burial will be at the family's convenience.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 127 Washington Ave., P.O. Box 188, North Haven, Conn., 06473-0188.

Charles P. Johnson, HENNIKER
Friday, January 29, 1999
HENNIKER - Charles "Chip" P. Johnson, 43, of Henniker, died Wednesday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Concord, the son of Charles and Rita (Dane) Johnson, and moved to Henniker more than 15 years ago.
He was a sales representative for Jordan Equipment Company, Pembroke, and a security guard at the Hopkinton fairs.
He was a 1974 graduate of Hopkinton High School.
He was a past president of the Hopkinton Lions Club and a member of the Henniker Trail Travelers.
He was an avid NASCAR fan, and coached softball and baseball in Henniker for many years.
He was predeceased by his father.
In addition to his mother of Concord, he is survived by his wife of 22 years, Kimberly (McGuire) Johnson of Henniker; a son, Rusty Johnson of Henniker; a daughter, Colleen Johnson of Henniker; a sister, Jill Power of Loudon; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Holt Funeral Home, 3 Hall Ave., Henniker.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Henniker Congregational Church. The Rev. Russ Rowland, pastor, will officiate. Spring burial will be in Henniker New Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Henniker Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 91, Henniker 03301 or to the New Hampshire Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester 03101-2244.

Earl L. Wheeler, PENACOOK
Friday, January 29, 1999
PENACOOK - Earl L. Wheeler, of South Main Street, died Wednesday at Hospice House in Concord after a long illness.
He was born in Concord, the son of William and Anna (Plummer) Wheeler. He lived in Bow before moving to Penacook many years ago. He was also a summer resident of Winnisquam.
He was a 1945 graduate of Concord High School, and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy.
While living in Bow, he was a member of the Bow Planning Board, a 50-year member of the Bow Men's Club and a life member of the Elks Club. He was also active in the formation of local Boy Scout troops.
He was a florist and greenhouse grower, and he owned and operated Barney's Florist and Green Houses Inc. in Penacook.
He was a hunting safety instructor, and enjoyed traveling, golf and boating.
He was predeceased by a brother, William Wheeler of Bow.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly (Benson) Wheeler of Penacook; two sons, Richard Wheeler of Vermont and Kevin Wheeler of Penacook; two daughters, Sue Ross of Concord and Karen Crump of Concord; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Louise Janis of California.
Calling hours will be held tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Boutwell, Hussey-Wiren Funeral Home, 190 N. Main St., Concord.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. John Johnson will officiate. Burial will take place after the service in Maple Grove Cemetery, Concord.
Donations may be made to the CRVNA Hopsice program, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797.

Robert E. Tepe, CINCINNATI
Saturday, January 30, 1999
CINCINNATI - Robert E. Tepe, 86, father of Hopkinton resident Jerry Tepe, died Jan. 19.
In addition to his son, he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marie (Lind) Tepe; and two grandsons, Nicholas Tepe and Douglas Tepe.
Donations may be made to Clifton United Methodist Church or Franciscan at West Park in Cincinnati.

Charles P. Johnson III, HENNIKER
Saturday, January 30, 1999
HENNIKER - Charles "Chip" P. Johnson III, 43, of Henniker, died Wednesday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Concord, the son of Charles and Rita (Dane) Johnson Jr., and moved to Henniker more than 15 years ago.
He was a sales representative for Jordan Equipment Company, Pembroke, and a security guard at the Hopkinton fairs.
He was a 1974 graduate of Hopkinton High School.
He was a past president of the Hopkinton Lions Club and a member of the Henniker Trail Travelers.
He was an avid NASCAR fan.
He also coached softball and baseball in Henniker for many years.
He was predeceased by his father.
In addition to his mother of Concord, he is survived by his wife of 22 years, Kimberly (McGuire) Johnson of Henniker; a son, Rusty Johnson of Henniker; a daughter, Colleen Johnson of Henniker; a sister, Jill Power of Loudon; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Calling hours will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Holt Funeral Home, 3 Hall Ave., Henniker.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Henniker Congregational Church.
The Rev. Russ Rowland, pastor, will officiate the funeral service. Spring burial will be in Henniker New Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the Henniker Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 91, Henniker 03242, to the Henniker Food Pantry, P.O. Box 55, Henniker 03242, or to the New Hampshire Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester 03101-2244.

Latitia M. Tordoff, DEERIFIELD
Saturday, January 30, 1999
DEERIFIELD - Latitia McIlory Tordoff, 92, of Mountain View Road, died yesterdayat Concord Hospital. 
She was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Johnston) Neill.
She lived in Wellesley, Mass., before moving to Deerfield in 1985. She was a member of the Deerfield Community Church Ladies Aid and was a coordinator of the Lamprey Health Care Senior Transportation program for several years.
Her husband, Walter Tordoff Jr., died in 1979.
Family members include two sons, Dr. Walter Tordoff III of Turlock, Calif., and Donald Tordoff of Deerfield; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Maiden-Petrin Funeral Home, Four Corners, Candia.
A funeral service will be held Tuesday at the Deerfield Community Church. Burial will be in the Needham Cemetery in Needham, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Deerfield Community Church, P.O. Box 420, Deerfield 03037.

Robert J. Maigret, WATERTOWN, N.Y.
Saturday, January 30, 1999
WATERTOWN, N.Y. - Robert J. Maigret, 90, a relative of area residents, died Jan. 23 at Genesis HealthCare in Watertown, N.Y.
He was born in Attleboro, Mass., the son of Henry and Barthley Doyle Maigret, and attended Attleboro schools.
He was a veteran of World War II and joined the U.S. Army in December 1941. He served as a technician fifth grade with the 45th Division and saw duty in the North Africa and Anzio campaigns, and also in the invasion of Sicily and South France.
His company liberated the Dachau concentration camp. He received the Good Conduct Medal and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Campaign ribbon with a bronze service arrowhead.
After the war, he remained friends with residents of Epinal, where his name is listed on a statue with other members of the company that liberated the town.
He was employed by the Attleboro Sun newspaper as a compositor. In 1948, he moved to Watertown, N.Y., where he was employed by the Watertown Daily Times. He retired in 1973 after a career as a typesetter, compositor and proofreader.
He was a communicant of Holy Family Church in Watertown, N.Y., and was a former member of the Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Watertown, N.Y.
He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 61, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1400 and the North Side Improvement League. He also was a life member of the Watertown Elks Lodge No. 496.
He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Watertown Golf Club.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret Power Maigret, in 1968. His second wife, Ercel Cassidy McKee Maigret, died in 1979. He married Mary A. Bates Callahan in 1980.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Richard Maigret of Lockport, N.Y.; a daughter, Katherine Crabb of Bow; two stepsons, Michael Callahan of Chelmsford, Mass., and Timothy Callahan of South Carolina; three stepdaughters, Colleen Callahan of Pasadena, Texas, Patricia Callahan of Marino Valley, Calif., and Bridget Weed of Watertown, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Conrad Maigret of Attleboro, Mass.; a sister, Doris Morris of Laconia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by 10 brothers and sister.
Calling hours were held Jan. 25 at the Cummings Funeral Home in Watertown, N.Y.
A prayer service was held Jan. 26 at the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass celebrated at the Church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Watertown, N.Y.
Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Foundation, 668 Thompson St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

Edith Atkins , WINDSOR
Monday, February 1, 1999
WINDSOR - Edith (Baines) Atkins, 54, of Washington Road, died yesterday at the Hospice House in Concord.
She was born in Patterson, N.J., the daughter of Kenneth George and Mary (White) Baines. 
She was a graduate of Ridgewood High School in New Jersey, Class of 1963. She attended college in Northhampton, Mass. She lived in New Jersey and Burlington, Vt., and worked as a teacher's aide in Henniker public schools and in the Con-Val School District in Greenfield as an educational assistant.
She married her husband in 1968.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Robert Atkins of Windsor; a son, Shawn Atkins of Washington; a daughter, Courtney Atkins of Windsor; a grandchild; two sisters, Caryl Matsis of Merrimack; Katherine Stoddard of Littleton; and several nieces and nephews. 
Calling hours will be held at the Woodbury & Son Funeral Home, 32 School St., tomorrow from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at the Congregational Church, Washington, Wednesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. John Cranston officiating. 
Burial will be in the Center Cemetery in Washington in the spring. 
Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice House, P.O. Box 797 Concord 03301. 

Earl R. Castor
Monday, February 1, 1999
Earl R. Castor, 76, of the Merrimack County Home in Boscawen, died at the Concord Hospice House following a long illness. 
He was born in Cambridge, Mass., the son of Philip and Maud (Letteney) Castor. He is a veteran of WWII. He worked for 20 years at the Woburn (Mass.) Country Club. He has lived in this area for 18 years. 
He is survived by his wife, Ruth (Hayes) Castor of Concord; a son, Gordon Castor of Lake Park., Ga.; three daughters, Kathleen Haughton of Greensboro, N.C.; Janice Thompson of Allenstown; and Carol Harless of Concord; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Philip Castor of Somerville, Mass., and George Castor of Rockland, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held today in the Perkins Funeral Home, 60 Main St., Pittsfield, from 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Pittsfield tomorrow at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Donations in his memory may be made to the Hospice House, Pleasant Street, Concord 03301.

Lois A. Simpson
Wednesday, September 22, 1999
Lois A. Simpson, 65, died at Concord Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Concord, the daughter of George and Alice Wright. She worked for the state of New Hampshire for 28 years before retiring as the business administrator for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was an active member of Immanuel Community Church where she sang in the choir.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Simpson; her parents; two brothers, Alfred and George Wright; and a sister, Mildred Maples.
She is survived by two daughters, Sherry Goodwin of Concord, and Brenda Wright and her husband George of Kent, Wash.; three grandchildren, Charles Goodwin of Fort Lewis, Wash., Jamie Goodwin of Concord, and George Wright of McChord AFB; two sisters, Shirley Foley of Brattleboro, Vt., and Jean Barrett of Epsom; a brother, Richard Wright of Concord; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be tomorrow from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Waters Funeral Home, 50 South Main St., followed by a memorial service at Immanuel Community Church, 7 Grover St., at 6:30 p.m., with the Rev. Norm Christopherson officiating.
Donations may be made to Immanuel Community Church, 7 Grover St., Concord 03301.

Michael S. Schwinger
Wednesday, September 22, 1999
Michael S. Schwinger, 17, of Ridge Road, died Sunday at his home.
He was born in Utica, N.Y., the son of Robert and Karen (Atkinson) Schwinger.
He was a senior at Summit School in Amherst. He had attended McLachin School in Ontario, Canada, and Mt. Lakes, N.J., schools. He loved the outdoors, marine biology, art and pottery.
He is survived by his parents and three sisters, Dr. Debra Kramer of Miami, Fla., Meredith Schwinger of Concord and Lisa Schwinger of Tampa, Fla.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with the Rev. David Jones officiating. The family will receive friends at the church after the service.
Donations may be made to the St. Paul's Episcopal Church Youth Ministry, 21 Centre St., Concord 03301.
The Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen L. Wilke, GOFFSTOWN
Wednesday, September 22, 1999
GOFFSTOWN - Helen L. Wilke, 79, of Village of Glen Falls, died yesterday after a short illness.
She was born in Omaha, Neb., the daughter of Ernest and Maude (Fox) Gibson. She had resided in Woburn, Mass., before moving to Goffstown. 
She was an avid gardener and a wonderful mother and wife.
She is survived by her husband, John Wilke of Goffstown; a son, Walter Wilke of Sutton, Mass.; three daughters, Barbara Hawthorne of Wimauma, Fla., Catherine Lewis of Nashua,- and Susan Hobbs of Haverhill, Mass.; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; two sisters, Dorothea Gibson of Denver, Colo., and Evelyn Hanson of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made to the Congregational Church of Goffstown, 8 Main St., Goffstown 03045.
French and Rising Funeral Home, Goffstown, will be in charge of the arrangements.

Robert B. Olden, LAMPASAS, Texas
Thursday, September 23, 1999
LAMPASAS, Texas - Robert B. Olden, 47, a relative of area residents, died Aug. 27 in Texas.
He was born in Lynn, Mass., the son of Robert and Ruth (Clark) Olden of Contoocook. At age 17 he enlisted in the Army, completing two tours in Korea and one in Panama. After the Army, he joined the Torrington, Wyo., Police Department where he was active in school programs teaching students about health and safety. He later moved his family to Lampasas, Texas, joining the police force and earning his sargent badge. At the time of his death, he was a sheriff's deputy. He was a member of the Texas Wheels Motorcycle Club and the Christian Motorcycle Associates. He was always a dedicated officer of the law and a devoted, loving husband and father.
He was predeceased by his grandparents.
He is survived by his parents; his wife, Annette; a son, Jason Olden of Arizona; three daughters, Tina, Heidi and Abby, all of Texas; three grandchildren; two sisters, Lynda McCarthy of Wyoming, and Robyn Prentiss of Contoocook; a brother, Clark Olden of Florida; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service was held Aug. 30 at the Sheppard Funeral Home in Lampasas, Texas, with the Rev. Reid Schaub officiating.

James I. Miller, SARASOTA, Fla.
Friday, September 24, 1999
SARASOTA, Fla. - James I. Miller, 70, formerly of Londonderry, died Tuesday.
He was born in Cleveland. He was an advertising specialist with T.R. Miller Co. of Needham, Mass., before retirement. He was a member of the Elks Lodge of Palmetto, Fla., and a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church of Sarasota, Fla.
He is survived by his wife, Deborah Miller of Sarasota, Fla.; five sons, James Miller of Londonderry, Thomas Miller of Wellesley, Mass., Michael Miller of Sturbridge, Mass., Patrick Miller of Hopkinton, and Timothy Miller of Dunstable, Mass.; a stepson, Douglas Green of New York City; a stepdaughter, Kimberley Elliott of Merrimack; 19 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Alice Groff of North Olmstead, Ohio; and a brother, Richard Miller of Sunrise, Fla.
A memorial service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Christopher's By The Sea in York, Maine.
Donations may be made to Saint Joseph Parish Building Fund, 265 Lake St., Nashua 03060-4189.
Palms Funeral Home, Sarasota, Fla., will be in charge of the arrangements.

Janet N. E. Macomber, NEW CASTLE
Friday, September 24, 1999
NEW CASTLE - Janet Macomber, 95, formerly of Wolfeboro, died Wednesday.
She was predeceased by Charles Clark Macomber. 
She is survived by a son, George Macomber of Boston; a daughter, Gail Deaver of Westport, Conn.; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be at the New Castle Congregational Church on Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999.
Donations may be made to the Smith College Alumnae Association, Northampton, Mass., 02060, or New Castle Town Library, New Castle 03854.
The J. Verne Wood Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements.

Alice A. Lambert, HOOKSETT
Friday, September 24, 1999
HOOKSETT - Alice A. Lambert, 87, of Merrimack Street, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester after a long illness.
She was born in Wilder, Vt., the daughter of Charles and Alice (Lemay) Bourbeau. Prior to her retirement, she had been the proprietor of Lambert's Market. She was a communicant of Holy Rosary Church.
She is survived by her husband, Gerard Lambert of Hooksett; a daughter, Jeannette Gagne of Hooksett; a son, Gerard Lambert of Epsom; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours. 
A memorial Mass will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Hooksett, with the Rev. Fernand Croteau officiating.
Donations may be made to the Tri-Town Ambulance Service, PO Box 219, Suncook 03275.
The Petit Funeral Home, Pembroke, is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor E. Cummings, PEMBROKE
Friday, September 24, 1999
PEMBROKE - Eleanor E. Cummings, 94, died Monday after a short illness.
She was born in Leona, N.Y., the daughter of John and Lydia (Harper) Cummings. She worked on her father's farm throughout high school, then attended Bucknell University where she earned her degree in education. She later received her master's degree from Columbia University. She began her teaching career at Drake College and Bucknell University and then taught communications at the Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. When the school opened a branch in Montclair, N.J., she moved from Manhattan to Montclair, where she spent the next 51 years. She retired to Pembroke about five years ago.
She had been a member of the Montclair Women's Club, American Association of University Women and the American Teacher's Association. She spent nearly all her time after retirement in community service, such as teaching Sunday school, volunteering for the Missionary Aid Society and Meals on Wheels, working with disadvantaged youths, and assisting with low-income tax preparation. She was a member of the Methodist church.
She is predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Mader.
She is survived by a sister, Agnes Simmons of Cape Coral, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Suncook United Methodist Church, Main Street, with the Rev. Randall Scheri officiating. Calling hours will be at the church from 10 to 11 a.m., prior to the service.
Burial services will take place Monday, Oct. 11, in the Harmony Cemetery, Milton, Pa.
The Petit Funeral Home, Pembroke, is in charge of the arrangements.

Kathleen Desmarais, DUNBARTON
Friday, September 24, 1999
DUNBARTON - Kathleen Desmarais, 89, of Grapevine Road, died Wednesday at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.
She was born in County Leitrim, Ireland, daughter of William and Bridget (Cassells) McKeon. She immigrated to Concord in 1928 and was a member of St. Peter's Church before moving to Dunbarton 20 years ago.
She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Desmarais.
She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Desmarais of Dunbarton, and Carol Claughton of Sunderland, Mass.; two sons, Fred Desmarais of Manchester, and James Desmarais of Plymouth; nine grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours and services will be private.
The Waters Funeral Home, Concord, is in charge of the arrangements.


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