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Peter Tumminia
1965 - 2001
ORWELL, VT--Peter F. Tumminia, 36, died Aug. 6, 2001 in Shoreham, VT from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Mr. Tumminia was born in Hong Kong, China on April 18, 1965. He was the son of Frank and Angela (Grogan) Tumminia. His father was a member of the Foreign Service through the United States Department of State.
He was educated in schools in Vienna, Virginia, Bern, Switzerland and was graduated from Landmark School in Beverley, MA, where he met and married his wife.
He had been a resident of Orwell since 1995, moving there from Middlebury.
He attended the Orwell Congregational church.
He was employed at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury as a aide. He had worked at various professions including day cares, McDonalds and home health, but his favorite was as stay- at-home dad from 1995 until 1998.
Surviving is his wife, Julie Smith Tumminia of Orwell, whom he married Feb. 7, 1988; one son, Marco Giovanni Tumminia of Orwell; his parents of Vienna, VA; one brother, Michael Tumminia, and a sister, Lisa Anne Tumminia, both of Barbados; and a niece, Gabriella Dill of Barbados.
Funeral services were held Aug. 9 in the First congregational Church of Orwell. The Rev. Richard White officiated. 
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Addison County Humane Society, Boardman Hill, Middlebury, VT 05753; or to the charity of one's choice.
The Miller and Ketcham Funeral Home of Brandon was in charge of arrangements.

Anne Harrell
1919 - 2001
NEWBURY--Anne Worcester Day Harrell, 81, of Newbury, died Aug. 15, 2001 at Brookside Nursing Home, Bradford.
She was born Sept. 2, 1919 in Boston, MA, the daughter of Kenneth and Alice (Worcester) Day.
She is survived by one sister and several cousins.
A Mass of Christian burial was held Aug. 18 in Bradford. Burial followed in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, North Thetford.
The Hale Funeral Home of Bradford was in charge of arrangements. 

Clara Bronson
1914 - 2001
NORTH FERRISBURGH--Clara L. Bronson, 87, died Aug. 13, 2001 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
She was born April 26, 1914 in Shoreham, the daughter of Anton and Catherine (Katie) Kubin Johanis.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and Rev. Martin Fors, formerly of Bradford, now of Lyndonville.
Funeral services were held Aug. 16. Interment was in North Ferrisburgh Cemetery. 

William Rugg
1915 - 2001
HANOVER--William Donald "Don" Rugg, 85, died peacefully in Hanover on Aug. 17, 2001 following a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.
He was born in Rochester, NY on Oct. 23, 1915, the son of William Cline Rugg and Grace Atwater. 
Local survivors include a daughter, Susan R. Parmenter of East Corinth.
A memorial service will be held Sept. 8 at 2 p.m. in the East Corinth Congregational Church.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Vermont Land Trust, the Nature Conservancy or the American Parkinson's Disease Association.
The Hale Funeral Home of Bradford is in charge of arrangements. 

Ervin Crowley
1945 - 2001
THETFORD--Ervin Timothy Crowley, 56, of Evans, WA, died Aug. 14, 2001 at Mount Carmel Hospital, Coleville, WA, with his family and friends at his bedside.
He was born April 7, 1945 in Mechanicville, NY, the son of Edwin R. Crowley and Alice Balch.
He graduated from Thetford Academy.
He was predeceased by his father; and his younger brother, Juan Crowley. Local survivors include a sister, Judy Carpenter of Thetford Center; and a brother, Chester Ward of Post Mills.
Graveside funeral services will be held Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. in Evergreen Rest Cemetery, Thetford Center. Family and friends are invited to attend and encouraged to bring memories to share.
Donations may be made t Listen Inc. Food Program, in care of Walter Grevatt, 60 Hanover Street, Lebanon, NH 03766.
Arrangements are by hale Funeral Homes of Bradford and Thetford Center.

Clifton Batchelder
1909 - 2001
OMAHA, NB--Clifton Brooks Batchelder, 91, died Aug. 17, 2001 in Brookstone, NB.
He was born Aug. 21, 1909 in Bradford, the son of Alfred E. and Lucia (Brooks) Batchelder.
He graduated from Norwich University with a commission in the US Army Cavalry. As a tank commander with the Army Artillery during World War II, he saw action in North Africa and Europe and attained the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was awarded four Silver Stars, a Purple Heart, and a D.S.O. from King George VI of England.
He moved to Omaha in 1954 to run Epson Lithograph. He served for many years on the boards of Brownell-Talbot School, Omaha National Bank, National Association of Manufacturers, Children's Hospital, Bellevue University in Nebraska, and Norwich University, Northfield, VT.
He was a Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben Councilor for many years.
He served as a state senator in the Nebraska legislature form 1964 - 1970. At the end of his term in 1970, he made a bid for the office of governor, and in 1968, was a delegate to the Republication National Convention.
He retired as president and owner of U.S. Checkbook Company.
He is survived by his wife, Anne Batchelder of Omaha; a son, Ed Batchelder of Omaha; three daughters, Anne Pratt of Omaha; Mary Bequette of Omaha and Lucia Batchelder of Colorado Springs, CO; a brother, Stephen Batchelder of San Antonio, TX; a sister, Lucia Davis of Pike; and 11 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Aug. 21 in the Dundee Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Bowers officiating. Interment was private.
Memorials may be made to the Brownell-Talbot School, Norwich University or Bellevue University.
The Heafey, Heafey, Hoffman, Dworak, Cutler Funeral Home of Omaha was in charge of arrangements.

Elizabeth Hanchett
1907 - 2001
LYME--Elizabeth Hanchett, 94, a longtime Lyme resident, died Aug. 14, 2001 at Genesis Eldercare in Lebanon following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 28, 1907 in Lyme, the daughter of Henry and Annie (Gilbert) Pike.
She is survived by a son of West Lebanon; and a daughter of Keene.
Funeral services were held Aug. 18 in Lyme Center. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Lyme.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ladies Aid Society or Lyme FAST Squad, Lyme, NH 03768. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE
NORTH THETFORD--Memorial services will be held Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. in the North Thetford Federated Church for Myrtle Nichols, who died Aug. 10. Memorial donations may be made to Thetford Academy, PO Box 622, Thetford, VT 05074. 

Cindy Noyes
1962 - 2001
FAIRLEE--Cindy Ann Noyes, 39, of Fairlee, passed away Aug. 17, 2001 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon.
She was born Aug. 15, 1962 in St. Johnsbury, the daughter of Lawrence and Lois (Dwyer) Noyes.
Local survivors include her daughter, Felicia Noyes of Fairlee; her parents of Fairlee; and a sister, Theresa Noyes of Fairlee.
Graveside services will be held at William Dexter Cemetery, Sheffield, Aug. 23, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Barbara Dwyer officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Attention Deborah Scribner, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756. 

Lillian Downing
1923 - 2001
NEWBURY--Lillian B. Downing, 78, died Aug. 17, 2001 at Brookside Nursing Home, Bradford.
She was born April 28, 1923 in Flecher, VT, the daughter of Homer and Alice (Taylor) Aiken.
She attended school in Cambridge, VT.
On June 30, 1939, she married Edgar R. Downing in Chelsea. They lived in Chelsea for two years before following logging operations throughout the central Vermont area for Edgar's work. They moved to Corinth in 1955, and lived there until they moved to Newbury in 1989.
Lillian enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. She also loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edgar Downing of Newbury; a son, Richard Downing of Newbury; three daughters, Arloa Whitcher of Corinth, Elaine Smith of Topsham and Joyce Barber of West Newbury; a brother, Leslie "Tom" Aiken of North Bennington; a sister, Barbara Buick of Waldon, VT; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Downing.
Funeral services were held Aug. 20 in Chelsea. Burial followed in the Munn Cemetery, Corinth.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer society, Vermont Division, Inc., Montpelier, VT 05602.
The Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home of Chelsea was in charge of arrangements. 

Christopher Robsham
1953 - 2001
MONROE--Christopher Buck Robsham, 48, of Monroe, passed away peacefully Aug. 12, 2001, surrounded by his loving family and good friends.
Chris was born June 28, 1953 in Hyannis, MA, the son of Leonard and Louise (Buck) Robsham.
He lived most of his life in Yarmouth, MA and graduated from high school there in 1972. 
He was a fisherman and loved the sea. Before his health began to fail, he owned and operated "Fancy Fish Company" in Hyannis, MA.
Chris and his family fell in love with the north country of New Hampshire and settled in Monroe in 1987. It was there he developed his passion for Blue Grass music and he played and listened whenever he could.
Chris was predeceased by his parents; and one brother, William Robsham.
He is survived by his son, William Barr Robsham II of Monroe; two sisters and their husbands, Lisa and Don Thimas of Bourne, MA and Tina and Bill Pratt of North Yarmouth, ME; his brother, Dan Robsham of Aventura, FL; and several aunts and uncles. He is also survived by his lifelong friends, Tony Brum of Mashpee, MA and Victor Brum of Phoenix, AZ; and his companion, Susan Aiken of St. Johnsbury.
A memorial gathering was held in Bourne, MA on Aug. 15. Chris' friends plan a gathering in Monroe in the near future.
Contributions may be made to Hospice in Littleton, or to the charity of one's choice. 

Carleton Boyce Sr.
1912 - 2001
CONCORD, NH--Carleton E. Boyce Sr., 89, who has been living with his daughter for the past year in Concord, died Aug. 17, 2001 at Hospice House, Concord, following an extended illness.
He was born in Newbury Jan. 13, 1912, a son of Bertie Samuel and Arvilla Mae (Aldrich) Boyce.
Mr. Boyce was raised in Newbury, where he had been a dairy farmer and had worked for the Town of Ryegate Highway Department.
From 1941 to 1975, he worked for the Boston and Maine Railroad as a locomotive engineer in the White Mountain Division (Woodsville, White River Junction and Newport, VT) and later in Concord.
He was a member of the Locomotive Firemen and Engineers Union and a former member of the Odd Fellows in Woodsville.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie L. (Bennett) Boyce on May 22, 1991.
Survivors include three daughters, Caroline "Trilly" Lewis of Concord, NH, Marilyn "Sam" Boyce of Hudson, NH and Barbara Schlenker of Penacook, NH; two sons, Carleton Boyce Jr. of Tampa, FL and Russell Boyce of Concord, NH; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; one brother, Wilbur Boyce of Center Haverhill; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by four brothers, Harley, Elwin, Raymond and Harold.
A memorial service will be held Aug. 21 at 11 a.m. at the Ricker Funeral Home, Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. The Rev. David Pruitt of the Haverhill Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Boltonville Cemetery, Wells River.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse/Hospice, PO Box 1797, Concord, NH 03302-1797.
The Ricker Funeral Home of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.

Timothy Zanes
LISBON--Timothy Page Zanes, 44, of Lisbon, died Oct. 13, 2001 at his home.
Services were held Oct. 17 in Lisbon. Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery, Lisbon.
Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 24 Harvey Road, Bedford, NH 03110. 

Jane Stiles
1914 - 2001
LISBON--Jane (Gregory) Stiles, 86, of Lisbon, died Oct. 13, 2001 in Weeks Memorial Hospital, Lancaster, after a brief illness.
She was born in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY Dec. 7, 1914, the daguther of Albert and Bess Gregory.
She is survived by two daughters.
Burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery, Lisbon.
Memorial donations may be made to Lisbon FAST Squad; or the Lisbon Public Library. 

Leonard Stevens
LYMAN--Leonard Arthur Stevens, 80, of Lyman, died Oct. 11, 2001 at Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton.
Born in Lisbon, he was the son of Lawrence and Margret Healy Stevens.
He is survived by four children, including Timothy Stevens of Vershire; and six grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lisbon Public Library, Lisbon, NH 03585. 

William Green III
1937 - 2001
FAIRLEE--William E. "Ed" Green III, 64, of Fairlee, died Oct. 17, 2001 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, after a long battle with prostate cancer.
He was born Jan. 28, 1937 in Orford, the son of William E. Green Jr. and Phyllis (Boyer) Green.
He was educated in Orford schools and was a 1955 graduate of Proctor Academy.
Mr. Green enlisted in the United States Army and served in Alaska. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Orford where he worked at Equity Publishing Company.
For the past 25 years, he managed the A & W Artesian Well Company with local offices in Lebanon. Over the years, "Ed Green and his water machine" drilled hundreds of artesian wells throughout Vermont and New Hampshire.
In 1958, he married Donna Morris in Orford. They were divorced in 1969. He later married Barbara Walker Ackley. On July 3, 1993, he was married to Marjorie (Gaskill) Barry, and the couple have made their home in Fairlee ever since.
His memberships included Mt. Cube Lodge #10 in Orford and the BPOE Lodge #1665, Windsor.
Ed loved the outdoors, fishing and particularly hunting elk out west. He traveled extensively, snorkeling in the Caribbean and saltwater fishing near his home in Vero Beach, FL. He enjoyed boating, water skiing, photography, landscaping and building stone walls. He "hated leaving in the morning and could not wait to come every evening" to his home beside the Connecticut River in Fairlee. Most of all, Ed loved his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Green of Fairlee; three children, Kathryn Green of Lyme, William E. Green IV of Piermont and Thomas "Dan" Green of Lyme; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; two sisters, Ann Green of Orford and Elizabeth "Liz" Dane of East Concord, NH; numerous nieces and nephews; and his favorite cat, Daisy. He was predeceased by two sons, David Matthew Green and Clayton Mark Green; and one brother, William Peter Green.
Funeral services were held Oct. 20 at the family home in Fairlee. Burial was in the Orford Street Cemetery. 
Donations in Mr. Green's memory may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766; or to David's House, Mount Support Road, Lebanon, NH 03766.
Arrangements were under the direction of Hale Funeral Home of Bradford. 

Winifred Elsner
1928 - 2001
HAVERHILL--Winifred Watson Elsner, 72, of Haverhill, died Oct. 19, 2001 at her home.
She was born in Boston, MA on Dec. 17, 1928, the daughter of Robert D. and Sydney W. (Tucker) Watson.
As a resident of Haverhill since 1972, she had become well known for her outstanding community volunteer services, beautiful braided rugs and hand knit garments.
Winifred was a member of the Haverhill Congregational Church, where he was married to her husband, Carlton, on April 30, 1972.
Family members include her husband, Carlton Elsner; one son, Lawrence Sullivan of Newburyport, MA; one grandson, Scott of Newburyport, MA; her beloved aunt, Mary Keenan of Boston; one brother, Robert G. Watson of Vermont; two nephews, Tucker and Schuyler of Vermont; one sister, Shirley Watson-Poole; and one niece, Chelsea Poole of Nova Scotia; and three stepdaughters, Pamela Elsner-Lowe of Leadville, CO, Gretchen Elsner of Etna Center, ME and Mariana Elsner of Sanbornton, NH.
There were no services. Memorial donations may be made to the Haverhill Library Association, Haverhill, NH 03765.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Butson
1925 - 2001
WELLS RIVER--Dorothy L. Butson, 76, of Wells River, died at her residence on Oct. 18, 2001.
She was born in Newbury April 3, 1925, the daughter of Ernest N. and Hazel (Webber) Longmoore.
Dorothy attended Leighton Hill School and graduated from Wells River High School and Lyndon State College
She taught for 40 years in Westville, Groton, Town Farm, Newbury, Ryegate Corner, Ryegate, Boltonville, and Newbury Town Central School.
She was predeceased by one brother, Robert Longmoore; and a nephew, Duane Perry.
Survivors include two brother, Donald and David Longmoore; two sisters, Evelyn Sheppard and Patricia Perry; and her nieces and nephews, Cheryl Duel, Donald Longmoore Jr., David, Steve, Norman and Bobby Longmoore, Pam Florentine, Cyndi Enger, David Sheppard, and Sherman, Philip and Daren Perry.
A graveside service was held Oct. 21 in Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury.
Donations may be made to the Daughters of the American Revolution Oxbow Chapter, in care of Christina Hebert, 700 Brushwood Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774, for the placement and maintenance of the "Scott Highway" sign in Wells River.
The Ricker Funeral Home of Woodsville was in charge of arrangements. 

Aurelio Venturini
1914 - 2001
WOODSVILLE--Aurelio "Reggie" Venturini, 87, of Woodsville, died Oct. 19, 2001 at Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill.
He was born Jan. 15, 1914 in East Ryegate, the son of Dante and Clelia (Benzi) Venturini.
Mr. Venturini graduated from Woodsville High School in 1932, New York Electrical School in 1934 and in 1937, he married Charlotte Chamberlin.
He worked for Green Mountain Power in Wells River for 40 years. In 1939, he started as a meter reader, was promoted to collector in 1940, and then district representative in 1950, retiring in 1979. 
Following retirement, he and his wife wintered in St. Petersburg, FL, and in recent years, in Lady Lake, FL.
He was a member and former deacon of the Wells River Congregational Church, member and past president of the Woodsville-Wells River Rotary Club, past president of the Area Chamber of Commerce, an avid fisherman, hunter and gardener.
Mr. Venturini was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte C. Venturini, on June 21, 1995; and one brother, Guido Venturini.
Surviving relatives include two daughters, Linda V. Maccini and her husband Joseph, and Judith Ann Savoy and her husband Robert, all of Woodsville; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Clark, Victoria Olsen, Charles Maccini and Mark Maccini; three great grandchildren; one sister, Fausta "Tina" Humphrey of Richmond, VA; his special friend, Dot Gaudette of Woodsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A calling hour will be held Oct. 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Ricker Funeral Home, Birch Lane, Woodsville. Funeral services will be Oct. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Jane Wilson of the Wells River Congregational Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Pinehurst Cemetery, South Ryegate.
Memorial donations may be made to the Wells River Congregational Church, in care of Barbara Beaulieu, PO Box 367, Wells River, VT 05081.
The Ricker Funeral Home of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements. 

Mary Frazer
1922 - 2001
MONROE--Mary M. Frazer, 79, of Monroe, died Oct. 18, 2001 at St. Johnsbury Health and Rehab Center.
She was born in Bath on Oct. 10, 1922, a daughter of John David and Marion (Philbrick) Mitchell Sr.
Mrs. Frazer graduated from McIndoes Academy, attended Brattleboro Business College, worked as a secretary for Cone Automatic Machine Company in Windsor, and was later the Deputy Town Clerk and Auditor for the Town of Monroe. She was also a licensed ambulance attendant for the Cottage Hospital Volunteer Ambulance Service.
She was a member of the Monroe Grange #49, Monroe Ladies' Aid, a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church and was active in the preservation of McIndoes Academy.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, George L. "Junie" Frazer Jr. of Monroe; one daughter, Sandra St. Lawrence and husband Robert of Belmont, NH; two sons, George L. Frazer III and Peter Frazer and wife Rae, all of Monroe; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; one sister, Marion Czarniki of Bristol, CT; and one brother, Allen "Mac" Mitchell of Varysburg, NY. She was predeceased by one sister, Helena Kelso Parker; and a brother, John D. Mitchell Jr.
A memorial services was held Oct. 21 in the Monroe United Methodist Church with Pastor Richard Hanson officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe United Methodist Church, in care of Winston Currier, Harley View Drive, Monroe, NH 03771.
The Ricker Funeral Home of Woodsville was in charge of arrangements. 

Marion Fitzgerald
1913 - 2001
NORWICH--Marion C. Fitzgerald, 88, of Norwich, died Oct. 19, 2001 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon.
She was born March 22, 1913 in Thetford, the daughter of John A. and Hattie A. (Barker) Simonds.
She is survived by one son; two daughters; six grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Oct. 22 in Post Mills Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Hale Funeral Home of Thetford Center was in charge of arrangements.

Betty Cross
1932 - 2001
POST MILLS--Betty Jean Cross, 69, died Jan. 21, 2002 at her home after a short illness.
She was born Feb. 29, 1932 in Fairlee, the daughter of Ray and Dorothy (Sanborn) Godfrey.
She attended schools in Fairlee and Bradford.
Mrs. Cross had been employed at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for more than 33 years. 
She enjoyed wildlife, watching and feeding the birds and was an avid collector of frogs.
Mrs. Cross was predeceased by her husband of 39 years, Gordon Cross, in April, 2001; and a brother, Elwood Godfrey.
Survivors include three sons, Gordon Clogston of Littleton, CO, Larry Clogston of East Thetford and Calvin Cross of Dover, NH; a daughter, Linda Emerson of Vershire; a stepdaughter, Jane Moquin of Tuner Falls, MA; a stepson, Robert Cross of Post Mills; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a brother, Beverly Godfrey of Shoreham, VT; two half brothers, Raymond Godfrey of Colchester, VT and Wayne Godfrey of Piermont; a stepbrother, Welton Johnson of Waitsfield, VT; a stepsister, Lynda Avery Tilden of Thetford; and her dog, "Rosco."
Funeral services will be held in the spring in Post Mills Cemetery.
Donations in Mrs. Cross' memory may be made to Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire, Mount Support Road, Lebanon, NH 03766.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hale Funeral Home of Bradford and Thetford. 

Morton Bailey
1911 - 2002
LYME--Morton B. Bailey, 90, of Lyme, died Jan. 20, 2002.
He was born March 29, 1911 in Lyme, the son of Frank and Mary (Ackerman) Bailey.
Survivors include two sons, Daniel R. and Morton R. Bailey, both of Lyme; a daughter, Deborah Kingsbury of West Fairlee; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. 
Graveside funeral services will be held in the spring.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hale Funeral Home of Bradford and Thetford. 

Christie Perkins
1900 - 2002
LYME CENTER--Christie Kate Perkins, 102, of Lyme, died Jan. 19, 2002 at the homestead where she was born 102 years ago.
She was the daughter of Adna and Addie M. (Hazen) Perkins.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be held in the spring.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hale Funeral Home of Bradford and Thetford.

Marjorie Brown
1914 - 2001
FAIRLEE—Marjorie A. Brown, 87, died Jan 25, 2002 at the Valley View Home for the Retired in Fairlee.
She was born Dec. 14, 1914, in Coventry, R.I., daughter of Chester A. and Bertha (Walker) Sheldon. She grew up and attended school in Sharon. At age 17, she married Frank H. Brown in Strafford. He died on June 30, 1994.
Together they had operated a dairy farm in South Strafford. In 1963 they moved to Chelsea, where they continued to farm until Mr. Brown's retirement.
Mrs. Brown spent many hours as an airplane spotter during World War II and was proud of the "Wings" she earned for her service.
She was a life member of the Lady Washington Chapter No. 86 O.E.S. of Chelsea and the former Strafford Grange, was a former member of the Universalist Church in South Strafford and a recent member of the United Church of Christ in Fairlee.
Mrs. Brown and her husband were contra dancers. They danced through New England, New York and yearly at the Tunbridge World's Fair.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Brown of South Strafford and Frank Brown, Jr., of Bradford; four daughters, Corabelle Ammel of Hartford, Barbara Sargent of Fairlee and Connecticut, Mary Lou Kelley of Brownsville and Rita DeGoosh of Fairlee; a sister, Beatrice Reynolds of South Strafford; 17 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond Sheldon and Clarence Sheldon; and five sisters, Florence Norby, Mabel Moulson, Viola Swift, Cora Zilch and Muriel "Pete" Colgston.
A funeral was held on Jan. 29 at the United Church of Strafford. Burial will be held in the spring in the Strafford Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the United Church of Christ of Fairlee, or the Alzheimer's Association, The Green Mountain Chapter, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, VT 05601.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home.

Linn F. Wood
1937 - 2002
CORINTH—Linn F. Wood, 64, of Corinth died May 23, 2002 at her home after a long battle with cancer.
She was born at the Olongapo United States Naval base on the Philippine Islands on Oct. 9, 1937, the daughter of Gen. Donald W. Fuller and Lucy C. Fuller.
She is survived by her three children Duncan, Meghan, and Colm; two grandchildren, Colton and Chloe; and one sister, Patricia Jacques.
At the request of the family there will be no services. Hale Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

Clarence Reed
1913 - 2002
NORTH HAVERHILL—Clarence Herman Reed, 88, of North Haverhill, died May 26, 2002 at his residence.
He was born Nov.20, 1913 in Bath, the son of the late David S. and Julia (Allbee) Reed.
To most of his family and friends he was affectionately known as "Shorty." Together with his brother, Roger Reed, they owned and operated the Reed Farm in West Bath.
"Shorty" attended Bath schools and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5245, North Haverhill. A U.S. Army veteran, he participated in five major World War II campaigns in North Africa and Europe from 1941 through 1945.
In 1954, he married Bessie Lewis Ennis of Littleton and continued dairy farming until he retired 25 years ago and moved from West Bath to North Haverhill.
He was a former member of the Pine Grove Grange in Bath and the New Hampshire Farm Bureau.
He was predeceased by his wife, Bessie, on April 17, 1985; and his brother, Roger, on Dec. 4, 1989.
He leaves two stepdaughters, Gay E. Blair of Old Saybrook, CT and Patricia Clark of Londonderry NH; three granddaughters, one grandson, five great grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Washburn of Lyme; and one nephew and several cousins.
Services were held on May 29 at the Ricker Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Seminerio officiating. Burial followed in the Bath Village Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to either the Woodsville Ambulance Service PO Box 2001 Woodsville, NH 03785; or to the charity of one's choice.
The Ricker Funeral Home of Woodsville was in charge of arrangements.

James G. Thomas
1911 - 2002
WELLS RIVER—James G. Thomas, 90, of Pompano Beach, FL, formerly of Wells River, died on May 4, 2002 at the Hollywood Florida Hospital Hospice Unit with his wife at his side.
He was born Sept. 7, 1911 in Wells River, the son of John and Annie (Grant) Thomas.
He graduated from Wells River High School in 1929, and from Columbia University School of Pharmacy in 1933.
He worked as a pharmacist in Wells River and Concord NH until 1939, when he bought his own store, Thomas Pharmacy, in Wells River. In 1974 he sold the store and retired. Throughout this time he was active in village affairs, serving on the school board and as a village trustee. He was a long time member of the Wells River Congregational Church and served as a deacon and on the board of trustees.
Jim was named an Incorporator of the Wells River Savings Bank in 1944 and later was elected to the board of directors. He also served as president and chairman of the bank. Jim was on the Vermont State Board of Pharmacy, serving as its president in 1964.
He was married on May 29, 1939 to Lona (Main) Thomas, who survives. They became residents of Pompano Beach, FL in 1993, where Jim served for many years on the board of directors of their Hillsboro Shores Condominium Association.
Besides his wife Lona, he leaves cousins Marilyn (Thomas) Brandt, Sharon (Thomas) Hepfner and Arthur Thomas; other close relatives Robert J. Brock, Alan L. Brock and Thomas C. Brock; and many dear friends and associates.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Wells River Congregational Church, in care of Barbara Beaulieu, PO Box 367, Wells River, VT 05081, or to the charity of one's choice.
A memorial service will be held at the Wells River Congregational Church on June 22 at 2 p.m.

Janice P. Holden
1935 - 2002
WOODSVILLE—Janice P. (Frost) Holden, 66, died May 24 2002 at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, following an extended illness.
She was born in Northfield, MA, July 6 1935, the daughter of Christopher J. and Josephine (Zolyniak) Frost.
She was a longtime Haverhill resident where she worked as a bookkeeper and administrative cashier at the former Grossman's Lumber Company, retiring in 1983. Upon retirement, she and her husband, Stewart moved to Hinsdale, NH where they resided until 1991 when they returned to Haverhill.
Mrs. Holden was a communicant of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church of Woodsville, and a former member of St. Joseph Women's Club, and was a volunteer at the St. Joseph's Food Bank. She was also a member of Auxiliary Unit #20 of Ross-Wood American Legion, Woodsville.
She was predeceased by the husband, Stewart E. Holden, on Jan.17, 1992; a son, Steven A. Holden, on Aug. 2, 1986; and a brother, Christopher Frost, in January, 1992.
Survivors include one daughter, Lynnette Graham and husband James; one son Alfred "Jay" Holden and wife Sylvia, all of Woodsville; four grandsons, Jacob Holden, Caleb Holden, Derek Graham and James Graham; one sister, Christina Adams of Grosse Ile, MI; one brother John E. Frost of Brattleboro VT; several nieces, nephews, one grand niece, two grand nephews, and several cousins and uncles.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on May 29 in St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Woodsville. Father Mark Dollard, former pastor of St. Joseph's celebrated the Mass, assisted by Father Daniel Sinibaldi. Burial followed in the Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill.
Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to the Grafton County Home Association, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, 03774.
Ricker Funeral Home of Woodsville handled the arrangements.

Pauline Prescott
1916 - 2002
WOODSVILLE—Pauline A. Prescott, 85, of Woodsville, died May 28, 2002 at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville. She had been a resident of the Grafton County Home since March, 2002.
She was born June 25, 1916 in Woodsville, the daughter of Asa and Cora (Leonard) Prescott.
She worked as a credit reporter in the Grafton County Register of Deeds office until age 75, at which time she began title searching for several local attorneys.
Family members include a sister, Vivian Batchelder of Woodsville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service was held on June 3 in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Woodsville, with Pastor Elizabeth Davis of the Woodsville United Methodist Church officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, McGreal Sight Center, 25 Walker Street, Concord, NH 03301-9977, or the Cottage Hospital Oncology Department, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
The Ricker Funeral Home of Woodsville handled the arrangements.

Joseph Maccini
1914 - 2002
WOODSVILLE--Joseph R. Maccini, 87, of Woodsville, died June 2, 2002 at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, after an extended illness. Mr. Maccini had been a resident of Grafton County Nursing Home for the past three years.
He was born in Wellesley, MA on Oct. 29, 1914, the son of Charles and Albena (Bergonzi) Maccini.
He graduated from Woodsville High School.
Joe served with the U.S. Army during World War II, North African Campaign, Invasion of Sicily, went to England to prepare for and served in the Invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge. Joe rose from the rank of Private to First Lieutenant, and received numerous medals.
Mr. Maccini worked in commercial trucking as a manager for Quinn Freight Lines, Gleason and Hemingway Trucking, and managed the Woodsville Bowling Lanes, which was a family run business. He retired in 1978.
He was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Woodsville; a precinct commissioner for Woodsville, 25 year member and former fire chief of Woodsville Fire Department, member of the Haverhill Police Department for 15 years; a member of the Woodsville-Wells River Cohase Lions Club, and a member of Ross Wood Post #20 American Legion, Woodsville.
From 1977 to 1997, Joe and his wife Eva wintered in Palmetto Point, FL and summered in Pittsburg, NH.
Mr. Maccini was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Evangeline "Eve" (Merrill) Maccini, on Jan. 6, 1999; and one son, Stephen M. Maccini, on Oct. 11, 1967.
Surviving relatives include three sons, Joseph C. and Robert A. Maccini of Woodsville and Peter D. Maccini of Bow, NH; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Eight siblings predeceased him.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be held June 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Pine Street, Woodsville. Fr. Daniel Sinibaldi will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Cemetery, Bath.
Memorials may be made to the Woodsville Public Library, in care of Hazen Wilson, Woodsville, NH 03785.
The Ricker Funeral Home of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.


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