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Andre Gelinas, 48
CLAREMONT -- Andre J. Gelinas, 48, of 5 Curtis St., died Friday (Oct. 4, 1996) at his home.
Before moving to Claremont, he lived in Manchester and Laconia, N.H. Mr. Gelinas worked at Sullivan Industries and at Max Country Store, both in Claremont. He was born in Manchester, the son of Omer and Eva (Paquette) Gelinas. Mr. Gelinas attended Manchester and Laconia schools. He graduated from Lakes Region High School in Meredith, N.H.

Survivors include his father of Manchester; two sons and two daughters; three brothers, Richard Gelinas of Hooksett, N.H., Donald Gelinas of Derry, N.H., and David Gelinas of Londonderry, N.H.; three sisters, Carol Chenier of Ludlow, Mass., Irene Perreault of Laconia and Diane "Mack" Beaudet of Goffstown, N.H. His mother, Eva Gelinas, died in 1995.

There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the New East section of St. Augustin Cemetery, South Beech St., in Manchester. The McHugh Funeral Home, 483 Beech St., in Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor Fuller, 87
SPOFFORD, N.H. -- Eleanor M. Fuller, 87, died Friday (Oct. 4, 1996) at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H. For the past 65 years, she lived in Spofford and was an Alstead native.
Mrs. Fuller was a school teacher and taught for many years in Chesterfield, N.H. She was a member of New Hampshire Retired Teachers Association. She was a parishioner and Sunday school teacher at United Church of Christ in Keene, N.H.

Mrs. Fuller was a longtime member of Mount Pistareen Grange, Chesterfield Historical Society and Friends of Chesterfield Library. She was born in Alstead on May 22, 1909, the daughter of Frederick and Mabel (Ryder) Fuller.

She attended Alstead area schools. Mrs. Fuller graduated from Walpole High School and received her teaching degree from Keene (N.H.) Teachers College.

Her husband, George L. Fuller, died in 1983. Survivors include two sons, Donald G. Fuller and Gordon C. Fuller, both of Spofford; one daughter, Evelyn QuinnShelley of Westmoreland; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-greatgrandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Howard F. Fuller, in 1961. There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at United Church of Christ, Central Square, in Keene.

Burial will follow in the family lot in Spofford Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Spofford Rescue Squad, Spofford, N.H. 03462; or to: Maplewood Nursing Home Activities Fund, River Road, Westmoreland, N.H. 03467.

The Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro St., in Keene, is in charge of arrangements.

Ernest Hemenway, 89
LUDLOW -- Ernest G. Hemenway, 89, died Sunday (Oct. 6, 1996) at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury, Vt. He was a lifelong Ludlow resident.
For many years, Mr. Hemenway worked at Jewell Brook Woolen Mill in Ludlow and earlier at Gay Brothers Woolen Mill in Cavendish. He was a longtime member of Ludlow Owls Club. He also enjoyed baseball, softball and reading. He was born in Ludlow on June 26, 1907, the son of George and Fannie (McMahan) Hemenway. Mr. Hemenway graduated from Black River Academy in Ludlow.

In 1933, he married Theresa King in Ludlow. Survivors include one son, Richard Hemenway of Hickory Grove, S.C.; four daughters, Elaine Senecal of West Rutland, Vt., Claire Savage of Poultney, Vt., Dorothy Wells of Clover, S.C., and Judith Bean of Rutland, Vt.; one brother, Walter Hemenway of Ludlow; 25 grandchildren; 47 greatgrandchildren; six great-greatgrandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Ralph Hemenway; and a sister, Lena Howard. Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Adams-Gendron Funeral Home, 12 Meadow St., in Ludlow.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Adams-Gendron Funeral Home in Ludlow, with Jane Buswell officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow. Memorial donations may be made to: Vermont Lung Association, Winston L. Prouty Center, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403-9987.

Ernest Torpey, 76
WEATHERSFIELD CENTER -- Ernest Thomas Torpey, 76, of Weathersfield Center Road, died Monday afternoon (Oct. 7, 1996) at his home following a brief illness. He came to Weathersfield in 1970 and formerly resided in Connecticut.
Mr. Torpey was a cabinetmaker for many years. He worked for a Greenwich, Conn., firm for several years and later started his own business. He continued to do cabinet work at his Weathersfield home and retired in 1982.

Mr. Torpey was active in Weathersfield town government for several years. From 1982 to 1989, he served as Weathersfield town manager. He had also been a Weathersfield Selectman and member of the Town Budget Committee. For the past five years, Mr. Torpey served on the Vermont Parole Board. He was also a patient escort volunteer at Springfield Hospital. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Torpey was a member and former deacon of Weathersfield Center Congregational Church.

He was a longtime member of Weathersfield Historical Society. He was born in West Norwalk, Conn., on March 29, 1920, the son of Thomas and Mary (Kardos) Torpey. Mr. Torpey attended schools in Norwalk. On May 2, 1942, he married Marge Lindt in South Norwalk, Conn.

Survivors include his wife, Marge of Weathersfield Center; one daughter, Margaret Perry of Scotland, Conn.; one son, Ernest T. Torpey Jr. of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Weathersfield Center Congregational Church, with the Rev. Harry Peatt, pastor of Perkinsville Community Church, officiating. Burial will take place later in the Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville. Memorial donations may be made to: Southeastern Vermont Visiting Nurse Association, 366 River St., Springfield, Vt. 05156; or to: Weathersfield Center Congregational Church, in care of Armstrong Hunter, Treasurer, Route 2, Perkinsville, Vt. 05151. The Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St., in Springfield, is in charge of arrangements.

Evelyn Webster, 84
NEW LONDON -- Evelyn S. Webster, 84, of 100 Lakeside Road, died Monday (Oct. 7, 1996) at New London Hospital after a lengthy illness. She moved to Lyon Brook in 1992, a retirement community in New London, and formerly resided in Massachusetts and New York.
In her early years, she worked for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Malden.

Mrs. Webster was a parishioner of Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church in New London. For 54 years, she was active at the United Church of Christ in Rockville Centre, N.Y.

She was born in Malden, Mass., the daughter of John C. and Alice M. (Berry) Spraker. In 1937, she married Howard Webster and they moved to Rockville Centre.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Howard of New London; two daughters, Carolyn Lockhart of New London and Janice Sahler of Wilmot, N.H.; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church in New London, with the Rev. John Wall, pastor, officiating. Burial will take place later in Forest Dale Cemetery in Malden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association, P.O. Box 2209, New London, N.H. 03257; or to: New London Hospital, 270 County Road, New London, N.H. 03257. The Chadwick Funeral Home, Main Street, in New London, is in charge of arrangements.

WEATHERSFIELD CENTER -- Ernest Thomas Torpey, 76, of Weathersfield Center Road, died Monday afternoon (Oct. 7, 1996) at his home following a brief illness. He came to Weathersfield in 1970 and formerly resided in Connecticut.

Mr. Torpey was a cabinetmaker for many years. He worked for a Greenwich, Conn., firm for several years and later started his own business. He continued to do cabinet work at his Weathersfield home and retired in 1982.
Mr. Torpey was active in Weathersfield town government for several years. From 1982 to 1989, he served as Weathersfield town manager. He had also been a Weathersfield Selectman and member of the Town Budget Committee. For the past five years, Mr. Torpey served on the Vermont Parole Board. He was also a patient escort volunteer at Springfield Hospital. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Torpey was a member and former deacon of Weathersfield Center Congregational Church.

He was a longtime member of Weathersfield Historical Society. He was born in West Norwalk, Conn., on March 29, 1920, the son of Thomas and Mary (Kardos) Torpey. Mr. Torpey attended schools in Norwalk. On May 2, 1942, he married Marge Lindt in South Norwalk, Conn.

Survivors include his wife, Marge of Weathersfield Center; one daughter, Margaret Perry of Scotland, Conn.; one son, Ernest T. Torpey Jr. of Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Weathersfield Center Congregational Church, with the Rev. Harry Peatt, pastor of Perkinsville Community Church, officiating. Burial will take place later in the Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville. Memorial donations may be made to: Southeastern Vermont Visiting Nurse Association, 366 River St., Springfield, Vt. 05156; or to: Weathersfield Center Congregational Church, in care of Armstrong Hunter, Treasurer, Route 2, Perkinsville, Vt. 05151. The Davis Memorial Chapel, 99 Summer St., in Springfield, is in charge of arrangements.

Frank MacConnell Jr., 61
NEWPORT -- Frank A. "Pup" MacConnell Jr., 61, of Falls Road, died Saturday (Oct. 5, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. He was a lifelong Newport resident.
From 1955 to 1986, Mr. MacConnell was production control manager at Joy Mamufacturing Co. in Claremont. He was a member of the American Production Control Managers Association. Since 1985, he was part owner of Bob Skinner's Ski and Sport Shop in Newbury. Mr. MacConnell was one of the founders of the Nordic Ski Club and a member of the Area Recreation Committee for the new ski jump. He was president of Mount Sunapee Area Ski Club.

Mr. MacConnell was an active participant in Newport community affairs for severa1 years. Since 1990, he was a member of the Sullivan County Commission. In 1995, he was responsible for the ClintonGingrich handshake, and was recognized by Common Cause in June 1996. He was a member of the New Hampshire Association of Counties. From 1973 to 1995, Mr. MacConnell was a member of the Newport School Board before retiring. He was a member of the Southwestern Community Action Program and chairman of the Area Revitalization Committee. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Patrick's Church in Newport. He was a member of the Newport Knights of Columbus Council No. 4983. Mr. MacConnell was president of the Newport Alumni Association and the Newport Booster Club. He was a coach of the Little League and the Babe Ruth League.

Mr. MacConnell received the 1993 Pride of Newport Award and was Citizen of the Year in Newport in 1996, which was awarded to him by the Newport Chamber of Commerce. He was born in Newport on Nov. 7, 1934, the son of Frank Sr. and Edith (Armis) MacConnell. He graduated in 1953 from Towle High School in Newport and in 1955 from Hesser Business College in Manchester, N.H.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Joan (Grosso) MacConnell of Newport; two sons, Frank MacConnell III and Anthony MacConnell, both of Newport; one sister, Catherine Barton of Newport; four granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home, 42 Main St., in Newport. An Ecumenical Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Newport South Congregational Church, with the Rev. James Gray, pastor, and the Rev. Joseph Mahoney, pastor of St. Patrick's Church, co-officiating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Newport. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Patrick's Memorial Fund, 32 Beech St., Newport, N.H. 03773; or to: South Congregational Church Memorial Fund, in care of Nancy Chamberlain, 20 Church St., Newport, N.H. 03773.

George Davidson Jr.
BELLOWS FALLS -- George R. Davidson Jr., of Barker St., died Monday (Oct. 7, 1996) at Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt. Mr. Davidson worked at MPB Corporation in Keene, N.H., for 36 years and retired in 1996.
He was a life member of Robert L. Johnson Post 771 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Springfield. He was also a member of Keene American Legion Post No. 4. He was born in North Westminster, the son of George R. Sr. and Helen M. (Troy) Davidson. On Jan. 11, 1957, he married Elizabeth Frederiksen in Walpole.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; one son, Peter R. Davidson; one daughter, SueAnn Hindes; and three grandchildren, all of Bellows Falls. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: Austine School for the Deaf, 120 Maple St., Brattleboro, Vt. 05301. The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster St., in Bellows Falls, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Anagnos, 78
MANCHESTER, N.H. Helen Z. Anagnos, 73, died Friday (Oct. 4, 1996) at Hillsborough County Nursing Home in Goffstown, N.H. She was a longtime Manchester-area resident and formerly lived in Massachusetts. Mrs. Anagnos was a parishioner of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Manchester.
She was born in Lowell, Mass., the daughter of Vasilios and Fotina (Koyanis) Zahareas.

Survivors include one son, Alexander Anagnos of Manchester; one brother, George Zahareas of Unity; three sisters, Zora St. Martin of Newport, Stella Blodgett of Charlestown and Diamond Gatsas of Manchester; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, John Anagnos, in 1993. A memorial reception will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., in Manchester.

A memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Hi11sborough County Nursing Home Patient Fund, 400 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H. 03045.

Herman Sargent, 82
WALPOLE -- Herman Sargent, 82, died Monday (Oct. 7, 1996) at Carpenter Home in Swanzey Center, N.H., following a long illness. He was a longtime Walpole resident and formerly lived in Dover, Vt., and Massachusetts. Mr. Sargent was a stone mason and bricklayer in the Walpole area for many years. He built many stonewalls and fireplaces in the Connecticut River Valley.
Mr. Sargent was a longtime parishioner and former church deacon of Walpole First Congregational Church. He enjoyed playing chess and was a member of Walpole Chess Club.

Mr. Sargent was also known for his work in reviving the American Chestnut tree. In his early years, he was a logger and farmer in the Walpole area. He was born in Bolton, Mass., on April 24, 1914, the son of Lester and Lura Sargent.

For 52 years, he was married to Lula (Watts) Sargent, who died earlier. Survivors include two daughters, Loisanne Foster of Marlow, N.H., and Rosemary Deering of Walpole; three sisters, Natalie Bruce of West Chesterfield, N.H., Maxine Thayer of Newfane, Vt., and Mynie Mullen of Ocoee, Fla.; one brother, Marshall Sargent of Uxbridge, Mass.; one grand- son, Daniel Deering of Walpole; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three sisters, Nancy Sargent, Hazel Sargent and Grace Carl; and two brothers, Freeman and Stephen Sargent.

There are no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Walpole First Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Walpole Ambulance Corps, Walpole, N.H. 03608.

Jackson English, 81
GRANTHAM -- Jackson Pollard English, 81, died Sept. 12, 1996, at his home. Since 1971, he lived in Grantham and formerly resided in New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland and Connecticut. Mr. English was a research chemist for many years. From 1939 to 1969, he worked for American Cyanamid Corp.; in the 1950s and '60s, he also worked at Stamford Laboratories and Lederle Laboratories. Later, from 1969 to 1971, he was director of research at Polaroid Research Laboratories before retiring. Since 1971, he was associated with the Dartmouth College chemistry department in Hanover, N.H., and was appointed an adjunct professor in 1975.
In Stamford, Mr. English was active in the Good Government Association and Stamford and Princeton, N.J., United Funds. He was a member of the Princeton Family Society board.

He was former chairman of the Western Connection section of American Chemical Society and former chairman of the Princeton section. In 1953, he was chairman of the Medicinal Chemistry section of Gordon Research Conferences of American Association for Advancement of Science. He was a fellow of the American Association of Advancement Science and the New York Academy of Sciences.

Mr. English was associated editor of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. In Grantham, he served as town moderator from 1978 to 1985.

He also enjoyed flowers and birds.

He was born in Richmond, Va., on Jan. 25, 1915, the son of Pollard and Lucy K. (Rice) English. He attended Richmond schools. He graduated in 1935 with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Virginia Military Institute and in 1940 received his doctor of philosophy degree in chemistry from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md.

On June 17, 1939, he marrried Mathilde C. Marks in Baltimore. She died Sept. 25, 1996, at New London Hospital. Survivors include two sons, Richard P. English of San Jose, Calif., and Edward H. English of Andover, Mass.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service for Jackson and Mathilde English will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Grantham United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ronald Messer, pastor, officiating.

Private interment will be held in East Grantham Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The Chadwick Funeral Home in New London is in charge of arrangements.

James Morgan, 62
CORNISH FLAT -- James C. Morgan, 62, died Thursday (Oct. 3, 1996) at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
He had lived in Cornish Flat for a time and formerly resided in Tennessee.

Mr. Morgan was a former truck driver for P&C Cross Co. before retiring.

Earlier, he served in the U.S. Army and retired as a corporal in 1959.

He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church. He was born in Greeneville, Tenn.

Survivors include his wife, Carol D. Morgan of Cornish Flat; one daughter, Sharon L. Morgan of Hampton, Va.; three sons, James H. Morgan of Woodstock, Vt., Martin J. Morgan of Meriden, and Charles F. Morgan of Lebanon; one aunt in Tennessee; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday in Tennessee with burial in Andrew Johnson National Cemetery in Greeneville. Members of Veterans of Foreign War Post 1990 conducted military services. No local services are planned.

The Jeffers Mortuary, 208 North College Drive, in Greeneville, Tenn., was in charge of arrangements.

J. Orner Brooks, 80
CLAREMONT -- J. Omer Brooks, 80, of Heritage Drive, died Monday (Oct. 7, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont.
He was a lifelong Claremont and Newbury area resident. Mr. Brooks was former owner and operator of Brookside IGA Store on North Street in Claremont for 15 years. He then worked at Dorr Woolen Mill in Guild for 10 years before retiring. Following retirement, he worked five years at Cricenti's Market in Warner, N.H.

Mr. Brooks was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Claremont and a member of Claremont Knights of Columbus. He was a life member of Newport Moose Lodge. He was born in Claremont on Feb. 1, 1916, the son of Joseph and Ester (Brodeur) Brooks. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Paris) Brooks of Claremont; one son, Harold J. Brooks of South Newbury; three daughters, Bernice Gant of Naples, Fla., Nancy Amell of Claremont and Jean Corsetti of Danbury, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at NewtonBartlett Funeral Home, 42 Main St., in Newport. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in South Newbury Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to: J. Omer Brooks Memorial Fund, in care of Nancy Amell, Box 20, Pappas HillRoad, Claremont, N.H. 03743.

John Peterson, 95
KEENE, N.H. -- John H. Peterson, 95, formerly of Colonial Village, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 1996) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene.
He lived in Keene for many years and was a Maine native. Mr. Peterson owned and operated John H. Peterson General Contractors in Keene. He was also a Realtor and a member of Monadnock Region Board of Realtors.

Mr. Peterson was a 73-year member of the Masonic Order and member of the Jerusalem Masonic Lodge No. 104. He was born in Rumford, Maine, on July 16, 1901, the son of John and Hildur (Anderson) Peterson. Survivors include one daughter, Martha Clark Mortenson of Charlestown; one son, Harold F. Peterson of Stratford, Conn.; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro St., in Keene. Memorial contributions may be made to: Masonic Building Fund, Masonic Temple, 91 West St., Keene, N.H. 03431.

Kelly service
CLAREMONT -- Graveside committal services for Lloyd John Kelley, who died Oct. 3, 1996, at Goffstown (N.H.) Nursing Home, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Valley Cemetery in West Lebanon, N.H., with the Rev. Malcolm Grobe officiating. The Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St., in Claremont, is in charge of arrangements.

Mathilde English, 85
GRANTHAM -- Mathilde Carolyn M. English, 85, died Sept. 25, 1996, at New London Hospital. Since 1971, she lived in Grantham and formerly lived in Maryland, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Louisiana.
For many years, Mrs. English was involved in social work and counseling. In the 1930s, she was a social worker and counselor for the New Orleans Public Welfare Department; and later for the Greenwich, Conn., Family Service, New York City Community Service Society and Rockland County (N.Y.) Mental Health Services. She had also worked for Montclair, Trenton and Princeton (N.J.) Family Services. From 1969 to 1971, she was social work director for the Massachusetts Association of the Blind.

During her career, she was a member of several mental health associations in Stamford and Bergen County, N.J., including Stamford Community Council. She was a former member and president of Stamford Parent Teacher Association and member of Stamford Board of Education. In Grantham, Mrs. English was supervisor of the checklist and a Grantham Library trustee. She also helped run the Senior Outing Program and was a member of Stamford and New London, N.H., League of Women Voters. She was also a board member of Upper Valley Planned Parenthood and a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Mrs. English was also active in the United Way in Stamford and the Upper Valley area.

She was born in New Orleans, La., on Nov. 21, 1910, the daughter of Edward J. and Celeste (Kayser) Marks. She attended public and Newman schools and Tulane University in New Orleans. She graduated in 1932 and received her master's degree in social work in 1936 from Newcomb College. On June 17, 1939, she married Jackson Pollard English in Baltimore, Md. He died Sept. 12, 1996, at their home in Grantham.

Survivors include two sons, Richard P. English of San Jose, Calif., and Edward H. English of Andover, Mass.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service for Jackson P. and Mathilda M. English will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at Grantham United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ronald Messer, pastor, officiating. Private interment will be held in East Grantham Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The Chadwick Funeral Home in New London is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Picknell, 90
CLAREMONT -- Margaret T. Picknell, 90, of Clay Hill Road, died Tuesday afternoon (Oct. 8, 1996) at Copley Hospital in Morrisville, Vt., after a long illness. She was a lifelong Claremont resident.
Mrs. Picknell was a former Girl Scout leader and member of the Legion of Guardsmen Auxiliary in Claremont. She was a longtime parishioner of Union Episcopal Church in West Claremont. Mrs. Picknell was a member of the Altar Guild and the Women's Guild, both at the church. She was born in Claremont on April 3, 1906, the daughter of Stephen R. and Sarah T. (Emerson) Breck. She graduated in 1925 from Windsor High School. On Aug. 31, 1938, she married Erwin C. Picknell. He died in 1986.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary E.) Woodman of Claremont; two sons, William T. Picknell of Brandon, Vt., and Robert J. Picknell of Stowe, Vt.; eight grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren and one niece. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St., in Claremont.v Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Union Episcopal Church in West Claremont, with the Rev. R. Cassius Webb, rector, official. Interment will follow in West Claremont Burial Grounds at Union Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to: Union Episcopal Church Restoration Fund, P.O. Box 902, Claremont, N.H. 03743.

Pamela Collins, 40
CORNISH -- Pamela M. Collins, 40, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 1996) at her home following a lengthy illness. She was a certified rehabilitation registered nurse. Recently, she did liason nursing at Mount Ascutney Hospital and Health Center's Rehabilitation Unit in Windsor.
She also coordinated the New Hampshire Spina Bifida Program based at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was active in the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition and participated in the 1994 signature drive. She was one of two representatives from New Hampshire to deliver the petitions to Washington, D.C., which successfuly increased funding for breast cancer research at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center. Mrs. Collins also did volunteer work at Cornish Library and for Sullivan County Hospice. Since 1987, she has had multiple surgery for her spinal cord injury and took pride in remaining on her feet and being active.

Mrs. Collins enjoyed the outdoors, camping and canoeing with her family.

She was born in Bangor, Maine, on Oct. 14, 1955, the daughter of Frederick A. and Betty Z. Momenthy. She graduated with a bachelor of science degree in nursing in 1977 from Van- derbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. In 1983, she graduated with a master's degree in nursing from the University of Connecticut. She specialized in pediatrics and rehabilitation. On May 29, 1982, she married John T. Collins. Survivors include her husband, John T. of Cornish; her parents; her grandmother, Pearl Momenthy of Bradenton, Fla.; one brother, Scott Momenthy of Bradenton; one sister, Lyndi Horn of Keene, N.H.; and three nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Barry Momenthy. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Church on Route 12 in Cornish, with the Rev. Donald Jennings, pastor of Concord (N.H.) Congregational Church, officiating.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to: New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition, in care of Nancy Ryan, 18 Belle Lane, Lee, N.H. 03824; or to: George Stowell Library, in care of Kate Freeland, Librarian, School St., Cornish, N.H. 03475. The Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan St., in Claremont, is in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Harold Craw, 91
GUILFORD, Conn. -- The Rev. Harold E. Craw, 91, of 186 Whitfield St., died Monday (Oct. 7, 1996) at Marlborough (Conn.) Health Care Center. Rev. Craw served as pastor of several Congregational Churches including Acworth Church on the Hill; Berlin, Waterbury, Danielson, Danbury, Meriden and Middle Haddam churches in Connecticut; and Boylston, Mass. church.
He served as moderator of Connecticut Conference of Congregational Christian Churches in 1956; was secretary of Connecticut Council of Churches from 1955 to 1958 and was president from 1964 to 1966. Rev. Craw was president of Star Island UCC Summer Conferences.

For several years, Rev. Craw was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and was an Eagle Scout.

He was born in Schenectady, N.Y., on Sept. 23, 1905, the son of Frank and Edna Craw. He graduated in 1929 from Wesleyan University, in 1934 from Hartford (Conn.) Seminary and was ordained a minister on Dec. 12, 1934. Survivors include his wife, Janet (Coffeen) Craw of Guilford, Conn.; two daughters, Cornelia D. Chapin of East Haddam, Conn., and Katrinka Greger of Guilford; one son, the Rev. Jeff Craw of Stamford, Conn.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to visit the Craw Family from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Katrinka Greger's, 186 Whitfield St., in Guilford, Conn. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Madison (Conn.) Congregational Church on the Green.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. The Tillinghast Funeral Home, 433 Main St., in Danielson, Conn., is in charge of arrangements.

Richardson service
NEWPORT -- A memorial service for Ed Richardson, who died Sept. 29, 1996, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at 21 Chandler Mills Road in Kellyville. Friends and family are welcome.

Walter Bourassa, 64
EAST SWANZEY, N.H. Walter L. Bourassa, of 13 Shirley Road, died Monday evening (Oct. 7, 1996) at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
He lived in East Swanzey since 1971 and formerly lived in Keene, N.H. Mr. Bourassa was owner and operator of W. L. Bourassa Disposal Inc. and W. L. Bourassa Inc., since 1960. He was also a partner in S&B Land Development. Mr. Bourassa was former chairman of the local Solid Waste District and a former Swanzey selectman. He was director of Cheshire Fair Association. Mr. Bourassa was an avid horseman and raised and bred Appaloosa horses for many years. He received many awards with his horses. He was also owner of the Pine Tack Shop in Swanzey.

Mr. Bourassa was active in local softball, Little League and Pee Wee Leagues. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Gilsum (N.H.) Veterans of Foreign Wars and Keene Moose Lodge No. 478. Mr. Bourassa was a former member of Keene Elks Lodge.

He was born in Keene on Nov. 14, 1931, the son of Walter and Violet (Jarvis) Bourassa.

He attended Keene schools. Survivors include his wife, Pamela A. (Copeland) Bourassa of East Swanzey; his mother of East Swanzey; five stepdaughters, Linda Goodnow of St. Petersburg, Fla., Trisha Drew of Newport News, Va., Mary Drew, Ruth Drew and Anna Drew, all of East Swanzey; four sisters, Norma Royce of Unity, Barbare Edwards of East Swanzey, Joanne Biscoe of East Falmouth, Mass., and Pauline Healey of Keene; two brothers, Robert Bourassa of Alstead and Phillip Bourassa of East Swanzey; five grandchildren; one greatgrandson; one uncle; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St., in Keene. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Goodell Avenue in East Swanzey.

Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Swanzey Center. Memorial donations may be made to: East Swanzey Fire Co., East Swanzey, N.H. 03466; or to: New Hampshire Heart Association, in care of Rose Reyor, 39 Wright St., Keene, N.H. 03431.

William Martineau, 35
GRANTHAM -- William R. Martineau, 35, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 1996) at his home after a three-year illness. For the past 10 years, he lived in Grantham and formerly resided in Hanover and Rochester, N.H., and in Maine. Mr. Martineau was a commercial real estate appraiser for Thompson Appraisal Co. in Concord, N.H., for the past 11 years.
He was also an avid carpenter and built his own home in Grantham and a home for his parents in Rochester. He was born in Rochester on April 4, 1961, the son of Leon E. and Margaret N. (Tilton) Martineau.

Mr. Martineau graduated in, 1978 as valedictorian of his class at Berwick Academy in South Berwick, Maine. He graduated in 1982 from Dartmouth College in Hanover.

Survivors include his wife of 15 years, Peggy R. "Ruby" Martineau of Grantham; two daughters, Paige J. and Chelsea E. Martineau, both of Grantham; his parents of Rochester; one brother, Leon E. Martineau, and one sister, Ann Plante, both of Rochester; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, David A. Martineau, in 1979.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., in Rochester. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Rochester Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to: Martineau Educational Trust, Lake Sunapee Bank, 9 Main St., Newport, N.H. 03773.

Winifred Robbins, 82
WALPOLE -- Winifred Ella S. Robbins, 82, of Old Keene Road, died Tuesday (Oct. 8, 1996) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. She was a housewife who enjoyed her family life. She was born in Walpole on Aug. 2, 1914, the daughter of Edwin and Eva (Melish) Stevens.
She graduated in 1933 from Walpole High School. On Feb. 5, 1939, she married Maurice Robbins in Westmoreland, N.H. Survivors include her husband, Maurice of Walpole; one daughter, Marie Morrissey of Concord, N.H.; one sister, Blanch Grout of Bellows Falls; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Walpole Cemetery.

The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster St., in Bellows Falls, is in charge of arrangements.

Alfred "Bill" Dennett, 79
SPRINGFIELD -- Alfred W. "Bill" Dennett, 79, of Chester Road, died Friday (Oct. 11, 1996) at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center, following a long illness. He was a long-time Springfield resident. Mr. Dennett was a security guard at Fellows Gear Shaper for many years. He later was employed by the town of Springfield in the Public Works Department.
He was a Cub Scout leader for many years. Mr. Dennett enjoyed boating and fishing on the Connecticut River. He was born in Leominster, Mass., on Nov. 21, 1916, the son of William and Edith (Tufts) Dennett. Mr. Dennett attended schools in Springfield.

Survivors include one son, Lawrence Dennett of Charlestown; five daughters, Mildred Buxton of St. Johnsbury, Vt., Patricia Comerford of North Walpole, Sylvia Cambell, Betty Gokey and June Thetge, all of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one sister, Bernice Childs of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Bernice D. Dennett on Sept. 23, 1996; and one sister, Mildred Fortier in 1969. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday in Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas W. Hiltsley, pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, officiating. There will be no visiting hours.

Memorial donations may be made to: Activities Fund at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center, 105 Chester Rd., Springfield, Vt. 05156. The Davis Memorial Chapel of Springfield is in charge of the arrangements.

Arlene Stewart, 81
HAMPSTEAD, N.H. Arlene B. Stewart, 81, died Thursday (Oct. 10, 1996) at the Salem Haven Nursing Home in Salem, N.H.
She had been a resident of Hampstead for over 50 years and wintered in St. Lucie, Fla. Mrs. Stewart had worked for the Christian Science Monitor in Boston, Mass., the Springfield Armory during World War II, Western Electric in Haverhill, Mass., the West Hampstead Post Once and had been a sheep farmer in Hampstead.

She was a member of the Christian Science Mother Church in Boston. Mrs. Stewart was a Hampstead School Board member for several years and participated in many community affairs. She had been past president of the New Hampshire Sheep Breeders Association and showed sheep in New England fairs. Mrs. Stewart was also a 4-H leader. She was born in Chelmsford, Mass., the daughter of Urbane C. and Linnie C. (Sherlock) Benoit.

Survivors include one son, David L. Morris of Hampstead; one stepson, Alan Stewart of North Springfield, Va.; seven grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Warren of Derry; one brother, U. Clyde Benoit of Sunapee; nephews and one She was predeceased by her first husband, Harry F. Sunanday, in 1960; and her second husband, Marvin C. Stewart in 1989. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours.

Memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimers Disease Research, in care of Development Office, DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756. The Peabody Funeral Home of Derry is in charge of the arrangements.

Barbara Clark, 44
SOUTH LANCASTER, Mass. -- Barbara J. Clark, 44, died Wednesday morning (Oct. 9, 1996) at Highlands Care Center in Fitchburg, Mass., after a lengthy illriess. She lived in Massachusetts since 1980, and was a former Windsor resident. From 1986 to 1988, she was an audiologist at Burbank Hospital in Fitchburg. She left the position to stay home and take care of her two children. Mrs. Clark was an active member of South Lancaster Middle School Parent Teacher Association.
She was a parishioner of Immaculate Conception Church in Lancaster. She was born in Windsor on March 17, 1952, the daughter of Everett and Sophie (Pasternak) Clark. She attended Windsor schools and graduated from Windsor High School. In 1974, she received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Vermont in Burlington. She continued her studies at UVM and received a graduate degree in communication disorders in 1979. Survivors include her husband of nine years, William J. Bonczek, one daughter, Elizabeth S. Bonczek, and one son, Everett J. Bonczek, all of South Lancaster; one sister, Antonia Creswell of Winooski, Vt.; her mother of South Lancaster; and two nieces.

There are no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church in Lancaster. Private burial will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, 7 Oak St., Worcester, Mass., 01609.

The Lavery-Chartrand Funeral Home in Fitchburg is in charge of arrangements.

Everett Benware, 76
KEENE, N.H. -- Everett Lee Benware, 76, of Union Street, died Friday (Oct. 11, 1996) at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene.
Mr. Benware had worked as a logger in the area in his younger years. He later worked as a roofer for 22 years and retired from Grobet File of Charlestown. He was born in Charlestown on April 22, 1920, the son of Harry F. and Mary (Pecor) Benware.

Survivors include three sons, Hanford Dale Benware of Charlestown, Everett Lee Benware Jr., of South Acworth and Earl Edward Benware of Idaho; one daughter, Elaine Ellsworth; three brothers, Norman Benware of Saxtons River, Harold Benware of Newport and Cecil Benware of Norton, Vt.; two sister, Ada Wilcox of South Charlestown and Olive Chamberlain of Keene, N.H.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., today, at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home on Rockingham Street in Bellows Falls with the Rev. Harold Noyes officiating. Burial will take place in the Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown. Visiting hours were held Saturday.

Gladys Kingsley, 88
UNITY -- Gladys M. Kingsley, 88, formerly of Cummings Avenue in Charlestown, died Thursday (Oct. 10, 1996) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home following a long illness. She had been a resident of the Claremont, Cornish and Windsor area for most of her life.
Mrs. Kingsley had been a sales clerk at a Windsor jewelry store. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Windsor. Mrs. Kingsley was past president of the Windsor Emblem Club.

She was born in Derry, N.H., on Jan. 24, 1908, the daughter of Onzelo D. and Nina M. (Livingston) Hamblett. Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn Geng Quigley of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; several greatgrandchildren; one brother, Otis Hamblett of Suncook, N.H.; one sister, June Kezer of Derry; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one son, Robert Geweniger in 1985 two brothers, Edward Miller and William Miller; and two sisters, Dorothy Manning and Lola Eich. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday in Edminster Cemetery in Cornish with the Rev. Dr. Mary E. Scale, pastor, First Congregational Church of Claremont, officiating. There will be no visiting hours.

The Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St., is in charge of the arrangements.

Leighton Barnes, 87
SAXTONS RIVER Leighton Cater Barnes, 87, died Wednesday (Oct. 9, 1996) at a Bellows Falls nursing home.
He was a longtime Saxtons River resident and formerly resided in Grafton. Mr. Barnes was a self-employed electrician in the Rockingham, Chester and Grafton areas for many years. He was a longtime parishioner of Christ Church in Saxtons River.

Mr. Barnes was a longtime member and past president of Chester Rotary Club. He was a 44-year member of Saxtons River Odd Fellows Lodge and a longtime member of Saxtons River Historical Society. Mr. Barnes was an avid snowmobiler, hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed collecting tools and implements over the years, which he shared with his many friends. He was born on July 28, 1909, the son of Harlan and Carrie (Cater) Barnes. Mr. Barnes attended Saxtons River schools and graduated from Vermont Academy in Saxtons River. In 1927, he graduated from Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, Ill. On Sept. 7, 1930, he married Agnes Austin. She died in 1986.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Donovan (Geneva) Henderson of Grove City, Ohio; two sisters, Beatrice Fisher of Grafton and Rhoena Longley of Saxtons River; one brother, Ralph Barnes of Alstead; one grandson; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Saxtons River Historical Society on Main Street (formerly the Saxtons River Congregational Church). Private burial will take place later in Burgess Cemetery in Grafton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster St., in Bellows Falls, is in charge of arrangements.

M. Evelyn Wright, 91
LONGMEADOW, Mass. M. Evelyn Wright, 91, of Emerson Road, died Sept. 12, 1996, in Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mass. Miss Wright had been a longtime Springfield, Mass. resident. She had been employed as a secretary for 43 years at Monarch Life Insurance Co., in Springfield and retired in 1970. Miss Wright was a member of the South Congregational Church in. Springfield. She was born in Manchester, Vt., on April 4, 1905, the daughter of William M. and Amy J. (Duling) Wright. Mrs. Wright attended schools in Newport, N.H.
Survivors include one nephew, three grandnephews and one grandniece, Cynthia Silvers of Claremont. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday in Pine Grove Cemetery in Guild, N.H. The Hafey Funeral Home in Springfield, Mass., is in charge of the arrangements.


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