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Gertrude L. Crawford
Tuesday, November 2, 1999
Gertrude L. Crawford, 83, of Concord, died Sunday at Concord Hospital. 
She was born in Newport, the daughter of Leonard and Florence Rowe. 
She graduated from Towle High School in 1935 and trained as a telephone operator. 
She worked for Bryant Chucking Grinder Co. during World War II, and was in charge of Red Cross solicitation.
She also worked at Colonial Mica in Newport and spent 15 years working for the state of New Hampshire for the library and the New Hampshire Retirement Division of the Department of Revenue before retiring in 1980. 
She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Concord.
She was predeceased by two brothers, John Rowe and Irving Rowe; and two sisters, Marion Daimont and Beatrice Hitchcock.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, G. Henry Crawford of Concord; a son, John Crawford of Concord; a daughter, Susan Woods of Concord; three grandchildren; and two nieces.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Church Street Chapel at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the funeral home with the Rev. David Jones, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Blossom Hill Cemetery
Donations may be made to the New Hampshire Arthritis Foundation, 24 Beacon St., Concord 03301, the Bektash Temple Shrine Circus, P.O. Box 1123, Concord 03302-1123, or the Professional Fire Fighters, Landmark Crossing, 25 Nashua Road, Londonderry 03053. 

George A. Wunderlee, GOFFSTOWN
Tuesday, November 2, 1999
GOFFSTOWN - George A. Wunderlee, 91, of Goffstown, died Monday at Franklin Regional Hospital in Franklin. 
He was born in Berthoud, Colo., the son of John and Harriet Wunderlee. 
He lived in the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, and previously lived in Goffstown. 
He retired from J.F. McElwain of Manchester where he worked as a mechanic for many years.
He served the Army during World War II as a member of the 908th Field Artillery Battalion in Europe.
He is survived by many friends.
Calling hours will be tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at French & Rising Funeral Home, 17 South Mast St., Goffstown. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the funeral home.
Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.
French & Rising Funeral Home of Goffstown is in charge of arrangements.

Marjorie J. Wagner, GREEN VALLEY, Ariz.
Tuesday, November 2, 1999
GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. - Marjorie J. Wagner, 82, of Green Valley, Ariz., and a former area resident, died Sunday after a long illness. 
She was born in West Claremont, the daughter of George and Ethel Wagner. 
She graduated from Stevens High School. 
She was a 30 year employee with New England Telephone/NYNEX, retiring in 1978 as the most senior female manager. 
She retired to Green Valley with her longtime companion, Priscilla Clark. She was also a member of the Lazy M Bridge Club, the Green Valley Elks, and the Green Valley Community Church. She also attended the Elkins Chapel in New Hampshire.
She is predeceased by her brothers, Richard and Norman; and her sister, Evelyn Brass.
She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Hull of Claremont; several nephews; many grandnephews and grand nieces.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Green Valley Community Church, Green Valley, Ariz., with the Rev. F. David Weber officiating. Graveside services and burial will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Union Cemetery in West Claremont at the family plot.
Memorial donations may be made to the Green Valley Community Church, Green Valley, Ariz.
The Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan St., Claremont is in charge of arrangements.

Julia Becker, GAITHERSBURG, Md.
Tuesday, November 2, 1999
GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Julia Becker, 86, of Gaithersburg, Md., and a relative of area residents, died Oct. 14.
She was born in Brockton, Mass., the daughter of Amedeo and Mary (Perry) Mackenzie.
She worked at the Palais Royale during the 1930s and 40s, and also worked in the family shoe repair business at Woodworth & Lothrop's Washington, D.C. store. She was also active in the Lioness Club, and spent several years editing their newsletter, in addition to working at the Apple Festival. 
She was also an accomplished artist who created a collection of decorative eggs as well as ceramics and oil and tole paintings. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Emil Becker; a son, Emile Joseph Becker; two brothers, Frank and John Mackenzie; and a sister, Stella Moon.
She is survived by a daughter, Rose Marie Lanier of Concord; two sons, John Becker of Breese, Ill., and Joseph Becker of Damascus, Md.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister; a brother; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services were held Oct. 18th at the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Damascus, Md. Interment took place on Oct. 19 at the Damascus Cemetery in Big Cover Tannery, Pa.
Donations may be made to the Hancock Lioness Club, care of June Mills, Secretary, P.O. Box 475, Hancock, Md. 21750, or to your favorite charity.
The Olin Molesworth Funeral Home of Damascus, Md., was in charge of arrangements. 

Helen E. Sherburne, HENNIKER
Tuesday, November 2, 1999
HENNIKER - Helen E. Shurburne, 68, of Henniker, died Sunday at her home.
She was born in Epsom, the daughter of Arthur and Hazel (Baily) Sherburne. 
She attended the Henniker Congregational Church.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Albert and Maurice Sherburne; and three sisters, Marjorie Clattenburg, Grace Baldino and Viola Sherburne.
She is survived by a brother, Everett Sherburne of Chichester; a sister, Evelyn Zanes of Strafford; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Henniker Congregational Church. The Rev. Russ Rowland will officiate. 
Burial will be in Leavitt Cemetery in Chichester.
Donations may be made to the Chichester Historical Society, care of Walter Sandborn, 53 Main St., Chichester 03234 or Henniker Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 91, Henniker, 03242.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home, 3 Hall Avenue, Henniker is in charge of arrangements. 

Hazel P. Hilton, BOW
Tuesday, November 2, 1999
BOW - Hazel P. Hilton, 92, of Bow, died Monday in her son's home in Wesley Chapel, Fla.
She was born in Wellesley, Mass., the daughter of Aaron and Rebecca (Macquare) Sabean. 
She was a longtime resident of Contoocook prior to moving to Chichester. She lived with her son in Bow and Florida since 1990.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Hilton Sr.
She is survived by two sons, William Hilton Jr. of Bow and James Hilton of Concord; a daughter, Barbara Grady of Columbus, Ohio; nine grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the chapel at Waters Funeral Home. Friends and relatives may call from 1 to 2 p.m., prior to the services. The Rev. John Johnson will officiate. 
Burial will be in Evans Cemetery, Bow.
The Boutwell & Hussey-Wiren Funeral Service of Concord is in charge of arrangements. 

Louise R. Sawyer, FRANKLIN
Tuesday, November 2, 1999
FRANKLIN - Louise R. Sawyer, 71, of Franklin, died yesterday at a Manchester hospital. 
She was born in Wilton, Maine, the daughter of Claris and Rose (Belanger) Ranger.
She was a resident of Franklin for the past six years. Before that, she had lived in Manchester for 42 years. 
At the time of her employment, she worked for Summit Packaging in Manchester for 16 years. She was also a member of Gold Star Mothers, American League Auxiliary in Franklin, Purple Hearts, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Franklin.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Sawyer; a son, Robert Sawyer; a brother, Robert Ranger; and a sister, Lorraine Viers.
She is survived by a son, David Sawyer of Angler, N.C.; two daughters, Anita Nolan of Manchester, and Irene Lewis of Belmont; six granddaughters; two step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; three sisters, Madeline Branham of North Jay, Maine, Marian Durrell of Farmington, Maine, and Ruby Allen of Farmington, Maine; and many nieces and nephews, two aunts; and one uncle. 
Calling hours will be from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut St., Manchester. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Douglas Rickard, with the Helping Hands Outreach Center, will officiate the service. Burial will take place at a later date in Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.
Donations in his memory may be made to the New Hampshire Veterans Home Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 229, Tilton 03276. 
The Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Violet M. Fernandez, GILMANTON IRON WORKS
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
GILMANTON IRON WORKS - Violet M. Fernandez, 80, of Mountain Road, died Saturday at her home following a long illness.
She was born in South Boston, Mass., the daughter of Jesse and Grace (Nolan) Ferman. She lived in Boston for 42 years and moved to New Hampshire 20 years ago. 
She worked many years as a clerk at the First National Bank of Boston. 
She was a member of the St. Joan of Arc Church in Alton.
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Fernandez. 
She is survived by four sons, Edward Fernandez of Wollaston, Mass., Brian Fernandez of Gilmanton Iron Works, Gerard Fernandez of Sqantum, Mass., and Steven Fernandez of Weymouth, Mass.; a daughter, Patricia Powers of Scituate, Mass.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, James Ferman of Kisseemee, Fla., and Robert Ferman of Alabama; and a sister, Mary Kiley of Hampton. 
There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Riverview Cemetery, Parade Road, Barnstead.
The Perkins Funeral Home of Pittsfield is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Weightman, NEW LONDON
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
NEW LONDON - Dorothy Weightman, 82, of Lakeside Road, died on Sunday at her home. 
She was born in Kelly Township, Pa., the daughter of Carl and Mary (Kreisher) Millward. 
She graduated from Bucknell University in 1939. 
She worked in marketing research with Proctor & Gamble in Philadelphia from 1939 to 1941. 
She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi national sorority, and a member and past president of Pi Beta Phi Alumni Association. She had also been on the board of directors of the Packwood House Museum in Lewisburg, Pa.
She was a member of the Bucknell Campus Club, the Bison Century Club, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Lake Sunapee Yacht Club.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Terré Ann Weightman; and a brother, William Millward. 
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Dr. Joseph Weightman of New London; three daughters, Wenda Nolin of Sunapee, Linda Zepp of Windham, and Liz Manning of Springfield; a son, John Weightman of Nottingham; eight grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Tyson of Lewisburg, Pa.; nieces and nephews; and a friend, Dorothy Riley.
There will be no calling hours. Services in her memory will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church of New London with the Rev. John Wall, pastor, officiating, and on Nov. 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Rooke Chapel at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice at Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association, P.O. Box 2209, New London 03257, or to Evangelical Hospice, One Hospice Dr., Lewisburg, Pa. 17837. 
Chadwick Funeral Service of New London and John H. Shaw III Funeral Home of Lewisburg, Pa. are in charge of arrangements. 

William French Jr., GILMANTON
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
GILMANTON - William "Buzzie" C.S. French Jr., 66, of Route 140, died at home on Monday.
He was born in Chichester, the son of W. Clifton and E. Hope French.
He served in the Army, 82nd Airborne Paratroopers, during the Korean conflict. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He worked as a machinist for Baron Machine Shop for 26 years.
He was a member of the United Church of Gilmanton.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Laura (Page) French of Gilmanton; two sons, Ivo French of Laconia, and Buzzie French of Gilmanton; a daughter, Penny St. Cyr of Gilford; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. 
Graveside services will be held on Friday at 1 p.m. in the family lot in Smith Meetinghouse Cemetery in Gilmanton. The Rev. Linda Bolton, pastor of the Gilmanton Town Ministries, will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you reach out to someone you know in need. 
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is in charge of arrangements. 

Sadie J. Constant, BOSCAWEN
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
BOSCAWEN - Sadie J. Constant, 89, of Boscawen, died Sunday at Penny Lane Shared Home.
She was born in Finland, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Ollia) Kupsala. 
She was a telephone operator for the state of New Hampshire for many years. 
She was also a volunteer for the American Red Cross and Concord Hospital. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Constant; and four brothers, John, Lori, Wayne and William Kupsala.
She is survived by a son, Edward Constant of Concord; a daughter, Anita Johnson of Glendale, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Blossom Hill Cemetery with the Rev. John Johnson officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Program, c/o Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of arrangements. 

Canzio M. Langione, YORK, Pa.
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
YORK, Pa. - Canzio M. "Connie" Langione, 78, of York, Pa., and a relative of area residents, died Monday at Lebanon VA Medical Center Hospice in Lebanon, Pa.
He was born in Newark, N.J., the son of Canzio and Gertrude (Ricci) Langione. 
He served in the Army Air Corps in England during World War II, and received the Purple Heart, five bronze battle stars and a presidential citation.
He is survived by a brother, Arthur Langione of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Anita Hannah of Concord; and several nieces and nephews. 
Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, York, Pa.
Donations may be made to the World War II Memorial Fund, American Battle Monuments Commission, P.O. Box 96766, Washington, D.C. 10090-6766.
The John F. Keller Funeral Home of York, Pa. was in charge of arrangements.

Evangeline Poling, DEERING
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
DEERING - Evangeline Poling, 92, of Fisher Road, died Sunday at her home after a long illness.
She was born in Cleveland, the daughter of John and Emma (Haldeman) Klee. She was educated at Willoughby High School, North Central College and Columbia University. 
She was a former school teacher in Cleveland. 
She had served as a member of the National Board of the Reformed Church of America and was chairman of its scholarship committee. She was also appointed to the National Commission of Depressed Areas and Indian Reservations. She was a conference leader at the 1968 Presidential Prayer Breakfast and was a delegate to the White House Conference for Children and Youth. A former vice president of the National Mother's Committee, she was selected as "The Mother of New York State" in 1976. She was also honored with a special Citation of Honor from the state of New York for her many contributions and was placed in the hall of fame in Albany, N.Y. 
She organized the Deering Historical Society and wrote a book titled Welcome Home to Deering about the history of the town. She was also awarded the Outstanding Alumna award. 
She was predeceased by her son, Daniel Poling II.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years, the Rev. Daniel Poling of Deering; two daughters, Klee Dugan of Deering, and Gene Wood of Andover, Mass.; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at the Community Church in Deering, with the Rev. Joyce Lovejoy officiating.
Interment will be in the Poling Cemetery in Deering. 
Memorial donations may be made to the South Weare Union Church, Box 434, Weare 03280 or to the Community Church, Deering 03244. 
Holt-Woodbury & Son Funeral Service of Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements. 

Derek B. Green, BEDFORD
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
BEDFORD - Derek B. Green, 73, of Bedford, died Sunday in a local health care facility. 
He was born in Birmingham, England, the son of Thomas and Doris (Woodward) Green. He received his H.N. degree from Aston University in Birmingham, England. He was also a registered professional engineer and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
He emigrated to the United States in 1966 with his family, and lived in Manchester for two years before moving to Bedford. He had held positions as engineering manager, senior engineer, and corporate director of advanced engineering at several New Hampshire firms, including Scovil Aerosol Products of Manchester, Spaulding Fibre of Rochester, Bearcat Industries and J.C. Pitman Company of Concord. He was also the owner and operator of Charter Associates of Bedford.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Helen (Watts) Green; three daughters, Vivien Green of Manchester, Jennifer Jean of Bedford, and Elizabeth Todd of Goffstown; four grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth Green of Sutton Coldfield, England. 
There are no calling hours. A reflection of his life will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut St., Manchester. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Derek B. Green College Fund, c/o Jennifer Jean, 46 Cortland Dr., Bedford 03110. 
The Goodwin Funeral Home of Manchester assisted the family with the arrangements. 

Joan M. Adams, HILLSBORO
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
HILLSBORO - Joan M. "Joni" Adams, 63, died Monday at Concord Hospital.
She was born in Boston, the daughter of Mary (O'Donnell) and Galvin Greenleaf. She was raised in Jamaica Plain, Mass., and lived in Tewksbury, Mass., before moving to Hillsboro eight years ago.
She worked at Wang Laboratories as an account coordinator for the North Street manufacturing division.
She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Hillsboro. She also was a communicant of St. William's Church when she lived in Tewksbury.
She was active with the Tewksbury Democratic Committee.
She is survived by her husband, Richard Adams Sr.; nine children, Karen Smith of Washington; Donna Stokowski and Randy Adams, both of Lowell, Mass.; Steven Murdock of Tewksbury, Mass.; Debra Adams, Lynn-Ann O'Malley and Richard Adams Jr., all of Reading, Mass., Garold Adams of Hudson and Susan Sullivan of Warner; 20 grandchildren; and a sister, Marilyn Mason of Tyngsboro, Mass.
Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of Dewey and Main streets, Tewksbury Center, Mass.
The funeral will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. at St. William's Church in Tewksbury.
Burial will be held in Tewksbury Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 129 Morgan Drive, Norwood, Mass. 02061.

Nicholas Neary
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
Nicholas Neary, 80, of Royal Gardens, died Saturday at his home after a sudden illness.
He was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, the son of George and Mary Neary.
He had worked at New Hampshire Hospital for 32 years. 
He was a longtime member of the Eagles Club of Concord.
There are no known survivors.
There are no calling hours or services. Burial will be at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord at a later date.
The Waters Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of arrangements. 

Donald R. Kehr, MANCHESTER
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
MANCHESTER - Donald R. Kehr, 66, died Monday at Elliot Hospital in Manchester following a brief illness.
He was the son of Julius and Mathilda (Trefzer) Kehr. 
He graduated from Flushing High School in Flushing, N.Y., and moved to Manchester in 1965.
Until his retirement, he was a manager at Disogrin Industries, where he worked for more than 40 yeas.
He was a lifelong Missouri Synod Lutheran and active in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Manchester, having served as a deacon and an elder of the congregation. He was also active in the meat ministry of the Assembly of God Church in Manchester and a contributor to numerous charities and organizations. 
He was a staff sergeant in the Army Intelligence Service during the Korean War, based primarily in Japan. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, served on the board of managers of the New Hampshire Society, and was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. 
He was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Marion Kehr.
He is survived by two children, Thomas Kehr and Kristen Kehr Biron; four grandchildren; and numerous extended family members.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Nov. 14 at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church at the corner of Huse and Weston roads in Manchester.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Marion Kehr Founders' Fund of Immanuel Christian School, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Huse and Weston Road, Manchester, 03103.
The Cate & Johnson Funeral Home of Manchester is in charge of arrangements.

Peter S. Asby Jr., VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.
Wednesday, November 3, 1999
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Peter S. Asby Jr., 43, of Virginia Beach, Va., died Monday at Virginia Beach General Hospital.
He was born in Concord, the son of Marjorie and Peter Asby Sr.
He was a lieutenant commander in the Navy and was stationed at Presinsurv, Little Creek and Norfolk, Va.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 22 years, Lee Anne Asby; two daughters, Sarah Asby and Katherine Asby; a son, Brian Asby; two sisters, Debra Koltookian and Karen Partridge; a brother, William Asby; a grandmother, Irene Martel; and many other relatives. 
A memorial service will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Naval Air Station, Oceana, Va., by Chaplin Brown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Association of America, New Hampshire Affiliate, 132 Middle St., Manchester 03101.
Twiford Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Catherine A. Hill, GILFORD
Thursday, November 4, 1999
GILFORD - Catherine A. Hill, 76, of Cottonwood Trail, died Tuesday in Laconia.
She was born in Allenstown, Pa., the daughter of Russell and Hattie (Kirchner) Moore. 
She was an active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and was a member of the church guild. She was also a volunteer at the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by three sons, Christopher Hill of Blue Springs, Mo., Stephen Hill of Tulsa, Okla., and Michael Hill of Sorrento, Fla.; three grandchildren, Shawn Hill of Fort Worth, Texas, Christy Hill of Blue Springs, Mo., and Julian Hill of Tulsa, Okla.; and a great-granddaughter.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Parade Road, Laconia, with the Pastor Rob Robb officiating.
Contributions may be made to Community Health & Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia 03246.
The Dewhirst Funeral Home, 1061 Union Ave., Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements. 

James R. Rhone, NAPERVILLE, Ill.
Thursday, November 4, 1999
NAPERVILLE, Ill. - James R. Rhone, 53, formerly of Hopkinton, died Tuesday at his home in Naperville, Ill.
He was born in Huntington, Pa., the son of James Sr. and Betty Lou (Myers) Rhone. 
He was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Class of 1968, and was recently inducted into the Pennsylvania High School Wrestling Hall of Fame. 
He was the president of the Delta Dental Plan of Illinois, and was a past president of the Northeast Delta Dental Plan in Concord. He was also a board member and treasurer of the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium, as well as a board member of the Illinois Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped. 
He was a member of the Army, and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion.
He was predeceased by his father, James Rhone Sr.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 29 years, Marian (Brubaker) Rhone of Naperville, Ill.; two children, Matthew Rhone and Christopher Rhone, both of Naperville, Ill.; a grandchild; a brother, Dann Rhone of San Francisco; and many nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held tomorrow from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral home, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, Ill. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Nathan Bartel officiating. 
Interment will be at Naperville Cemetery, Naperville, Ill. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Edward Foundation - Cancer Center, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville, Ill. 60540.
The Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home of Naperville, Ill., is in charge of arrangements. 

Elizabeth W. Nelson, BEVERLY, Mass.
Thursday, November 4, 1999
BEVERLY, Mass. - Elizabeth W. "Libby" Nelson, 83, formerly of Concord, died yesterday at her home after a long illness.
She was born in Bellows Falls, Vt., the daughter of Walter and Mabel Wheeler. She grew up in Concord and lived in Beverly, Mass., for many years. 
She graduated from the Wellesley College Class of 1938.
She was a past president and member of the board of directors for the Girdler House in Beverly, Mass., and was also active in the First Parish Unitarian Church in Beverly, Mass. She was also a member of the Wellesley College Club and the Beverly College Club.
She was predeceased by a son, David Nelson.
She is survived by a daughter, Katherine Greene of Derry; two brothers, Clinton Nelson of Hampton, and David Wheeler of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. in the First Parish Unitarian Church, 225 Cabot St., Beverly, Mass. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no visiting hours. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Parish Unitarian Church, Beverly, Mass. 01915 or to the Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, Mass. 01923.
The Lee, Moody, and Russell Funeral Home of Beverly, Mass., is in charge of arrangements. 

Russell W. Pearson, LACONIA
Friday, November 5, 1999
LACONIA - Russell W. Pearson, 87, of Laconia, died yesterday at the St. Francis Home. 
He was born in Meredith, the son of William and Florence (Chase) Pearson. He was a lifelong resident of Laconia.
He was the head gardener at the Laconia State School and Training Center for 20 years before retiring in 1979. He and his late wife, Eileen, operated the Pearson dairy and vegetable stand on Old North Main Street for many years.
He was a member of the Mt. Belknap Grange No. 52, past master of the Belknap County Pomona Grange and Golden Shief. He was also a member of the state of New Hampshire National Grange and a past deputy of the New Hampshire state grange. 
He was a charter member and past president Agate, S.E.A., Chapter No. 1, and was a member of both Local Chapter AARP No. 1318 and the National Chapter of AARP. He was also a member of the Opechee Park Association.
He is survived by three sisters, Marjorie Taylor of Laconia, Earline Sanborn of Laconia, and Christine DeLucca of Laconia; and several nephews and nieces.
Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House Entrance.
Services will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the funeral home. The Rev. Ethel Lee Matthews, pastor of the Hill Center Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Laconia.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Francis Home, Activities Fund, 406 Court St., Laconia 03246.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home of Laconia is in charge of arrangements. 

Dorothy Roeder, LACONIA
Friday, November 5, 1999
LACONIA - Dorothy "Dee" Roeder, 85, of Ledges Drive, died Wednesday at the Lakes Region General Hospital.
She was born in Medford, Mass., the daughter of Harold and Blanche (Johnstone) Mack. She graduated from Melrose High School in 1932, and from Colby Junior College in 1934. She moved to Laconia in 1947.
She and her husband opened the Hickory Stick Farm Restaurant in Belmont in the spring of 1950. They retired to Florida in 1975, but remained active in the restaurant for several years.
She was a member of the Center Church Quilters in Gilmanton, as well as the Belknap Mill Quilters Guild. 
She was a volunteer at the Shaker Village in Canterbury, and was a member of the Altrusa Club of Laconia. She attended the Tuftonboro United Methodist Church in Tuftonboro.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Roeder, and a sister, Marjorie Martin.
She is survived by two sons, D. Scott Roeder of Belmont, and Stephen Roeder of Gilford; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Mack of Helsinki, Finland; a sister, Eleanor McKenney of Daytona Beach, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Tuftonboro United Methodist Church, Route 171, Tuftonboro Corner. The Rev. Bill Hartford, pastor of the church, will officiate. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tuftonboro United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Rev. Bill Hartford, 32 Birch Hill Estates Road, Wolfeboro 03894.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home of Laconia is in charge of the arrangements. 

Edna DeMeritt, EPSOM
Friday, November 5, 1999
EPSOM - Edna DeMeritt, 83, of Route 28, died yesterday at the Epsom Manor Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born in Lynn, Mass., and had lived in Northwood for more than 50 years. 
She owned and operated Edna's Beauty Shop for many years. 
She was predeceased by her husband, Roscoe DeMeritt. 
She is survived by a son, Thomas DeMeritt of Northwood; a daughter, Barbara Gray of Los Altos, Calif.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours. 
A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Pinegrove Cemetery in Northwood. The Rev. John Newman, pastor of the South Barnstead Christian Fellowship, will officiate. 
The Perkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Charles S. Hersey Jr., HILLSBORO
Friday, November 5, 1999
HILLSBORO - Charles S. Hersey Jr., 85, of Hillsboro, died Wednesday at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Meriden, the son of Charles and Carrie (Fadden) Hersey. He lived in Hillsboro for the past 60 years.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Edith (Swett) Hersey of Hillsboro; two daughters, Jeannette Walsh of Washington and Barbara Hersey of Hillsboro; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Mulhall of Antrim; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Maple Avenue Cemetery in Hillsboro.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Hillsboro Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 350, Hillsboro 04244.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home of Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements. 

Hazel C. Glines, NORTHFIELD
Friday, November 5, 1999
NORTHFIELD - Hazel C. Glines, 91, of Northfield, died Wednesday at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen. 
She was born in Gilmanton, the daughter of Romie and Lola (Barnum) Little. 
She attended the Boston Bible Training Institute and was a guest speaker in churches throughout Boston.
She is survived by a large family of nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Mason Cemetery in Moultonboro. There are no visiting hours.
Donations in her memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Paquette-Neun Funeral Home, 104 Park St., Northfield is in charge of arrangements.

Therese L. DuBreuil, ALEXANDRIA
Friday, November 5, 1999
ALEXANDRIA - Therese L. DuBreuil, 69, of Alexandria, died yesterday at Franklin Regional Hospital.
She was born in Pawtucket, R.I., the daughter of Oscar and Sylvina (Lagasse) Lapre. She was raised in Smithfield, R.I., and later lived in Pawtucket for two years.
She attended Kinyon's Commercial School in Pawtucket.
She was formerly employed at the Snowy Owl Inn in Waterville Valley, and was a communicant of St. Timothy Church in Bristol.
She was predeceased by a sister, Janet Descouteaux; and a brother, Leo Lapre.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Armand DuBreuil of Alexandria; five sons, Donald DuBreuil of Belmont, Richard DuBreuil of Franklin, David DuBreuil of Belmont, Marc DuBreuil of Blackstone, Mass., and Gerald DuBreuil of Plymouth; twelve grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Clarence Lapre and Ernest Lapre, both of Lincoln, R.I.; five sisters, Rita Perry of North Smithfield, R.I., Elaine Gagnon of Pawtucket, R.I., Claire Foisy of Cumberland, R.I., Anita Houle of South Attleboro, Mass., and Yvette Lapre of Lincoln, R.I.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. tomorrow in St. Paul Church, School Street, Franklin. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Franklin.
Donations in her memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.
The Thibault-Neun Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of arrangements. 

Eleanor D. Cilley
Friday, November 5, 1999
Eleanor D. Cilley, 87, of Pitman Street, died Wednesday at Hospice House in Concord.
She was born in Concord, the daughter of Van and Winnie (Sleeper) Dearborn. She was a longtime resident of Bow.
She was a child care provider in Concord and Loudon for several years, and was a Trichem demonstrator for many years.
She was a member of the Salvation Army, where she was active in the Home League, and of RSVP. She attended First Baptist Church.
She was predeceased by her husband, Elwin Cilley.
She is survived by two sons, Clifton Cilley of Tombstone, Ariz., and Roy Cilley of Concord; two daughters, Eleanor Graham and L. Alice Green, both of Concord; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Clara Hobson of Concord and Blanche Jones of Hooksett; and nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the First Baptist Church, Concord, with the Rev. William Paige officiating. Burial will be at 9 a.m. on Sunday in Union Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 20 N. State St., Concord 03301, or to Hospice House, c/o Concord Regional Visiting Nurses Association, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797.
The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of arrangements. 

Joan C. Sawyer, WEARE
Friday, November 5, 1999
WEARE - Joan C. Sawyer, 70, of Portsmouth, died Tuesday after a long illness. 
She is survived by three sons, Gary Chag, Mark Chag and David Chag.
A reception will be held at noon tomorrow at the Philbrick-Clement American Legion Hall of Weare. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Weare Historical Society, Weare 03281.
French & Rising Funeral Home of Goffstown is in charge of arrangements. 

Elizabeth W. Nelson, BEVERLY, Mass.
Friday, November 5, 1999
BEVERLY, Mass. - Elizabeth W. "Libby" Nelson, 83, died Wednesday in her home after a long illness. 
She was born in Bellows Falls, Vt., the daughter of Walter and Mabel Wheeler. 
She grew up in Concord and was a resident of Beverly, Mass., for many years.
She graduated from Wellesley College in 1938.
She was a past president and member of the board of directors for many years with the Girdler House in Beverly, Mass. She was also an active member of the Wellesley College Club and the Beverly College Club.
She was a member of the First Parish Unitarian Church in Beverly, Mass.
She was predeceased by a son, David Nelson. 
She is survived by her daughter, Katherine Greene of Derry; two brothers, Clinton Wheeler of Hampton and David Wheeler of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 13 at the First Parish Unitarian Church, 225 Cabot St., Beverly, Mass. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. There are no visiting hours. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Fund of the First Parish Unitarian Church, Beverly, Mass. 01905, or to Hospice of the North Shore, 10 Elm St., Danvers, Mass. 01923.
The Lee, Moody, and Russell Funeral Home of Beverly, Mass. is in charge of arrangements. 

Deborah A. Cummings, FOREST CITY, Fla.
Friday, November 5, 1999
FOREST CITY, Fla. - Deborah A. Cummings, 44, a native of Boscawen, died Oct. 27. 
She was born the daughter of Joseph and Marguerite Stenebeke. 
She graduated from Merrimack Valley High School and moved to Florida in 1976.
She and her husband co-owned S&W Kitchens in Longwood and Winter Park, Fla. 
She was a member of the New Smyrna Beach Yacht Club.
Her biggest joy in life, after her family, was boating. 
She is survived by two daughters, Julie Tempest and Jessica Cummings, both of Apopka, Fla.; a brother, Joe Stenebeke of Longwood, Fla.; and three sisters, Jeanette Triacca, Maureen Kleinman, and Kathleen Huber, all of Longwood, Fla.
Memorial services were held on Oct. 30 in Forest City, Fla. 
Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home in Forest City, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.


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