BELLOWS FALLS -- Funeral services for Amber Lynn Whidden will be held
at 11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 19, 1996) at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral
Home in Bellows Falls. Amber was stillborn Tuesday at Brattleboro Memorial
Hospital. She is survived by her parents, William Whidden and Sandri Bates
of Bellows Falls; her maternal grandparents, Bruce and Danna Bates of Alstead;
her paternal grandparents, Marilyn and Donald Crawford of Bellows Falls;
maternal great-grandparents, Raynor and Bessie Bates of Westmoreland, N.H.;
paternal great-grandparents, Clarence and Lois Woodard of Bellows Falls;
and aunts, uncles and cousins. Calling hours will be held one hour prior
to the service at the funeral home.
Chauncey Cann, 78
SOUTHBRIDGE, Mass. Chauncey L. Cann, 78, of Providence House Nursing
Home and formerly of Dennison Hill Road, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 1996)
in Harrington Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He lived in Sturbridge,
Mass., before moving to Southbridge in 1984. In 1982, he retired from American
Optical Co. in Southbridge where he worked as a design engineer for 12
years. He previously worked at Route 128 Aerospace in Cambridge, Mass.
He was a veteran of the Navy, serving in the Pacific during World War II.
He was born in Claremont, the son of Chauncey and Anna (Trembley) Cann.
He graduated from Wentworth Institute and Northeastern University, both
in Boston. He married Doria A. (Lemoine) Cann. Survivors include his wife;
two sons, Chauncey I. Cann III of Milford, Mass., and Robert W. Cann of
Framingham, Mass.; a step-daughter, Patricia Young of Indian Rocks Beach,
Fla.; a brother, Richard Cann of Balston Lake, N.Y.; three grandchildren;
one stepgranddaughter; and a niece and nephews. Funeral services were held
at Notre Dame Church in Southbridge. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at
St. Mary Cemetery in Claremont. Contributions may be made to the Parkinson's
Disease Foundation, 720 Harrison Ave., Boston, Mass. 02118.
Donald Griswold, 68
STRATFORD, Conn. Donald R. Griswold, 68, of Stratford, Conn., died
Sept. 30, 1996, at Bridgeport Hospital after a long illness. He lived in
the Upper Valley in his early years and lived most of his adult life in
Stratford and Bridgeport, Conn. He owned and operated D&J Auto Repair
in Stratford until his retirement. Mr. Griswold, who suffered from diabetes,
was well known for his ability to diagnose mechanical problems in automobiles,
and after his retirement, often diagnosed problems from his home and over
the telephone. Mr. Griswold was a veteran of the Air Force. He was former
member of the Grafton Star Grange in Hanover, N.H., and the Loyal Order
of the Moose Lodge No. 289 in Connecticut. He was a member of the Holy
Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Stratford. Mr. Griswold was born in Norwich,
Vt., on June 22, 1928, a son of Clifford D. and E.M. Beatice (Tobin) Griswold.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Griswold of Parish, N.Y., and James
Griswold of Waterbury, Conn.; a daughter, Dianna Rivera of Naugatuck, Conn.;
four brothers, Clifford (Mickey) Griswold of West Lebanon, N.H., David
Griswold of Windsor, James Griswold and Daniel Griswold, both of Enfield,
N.H.; three sisters, Ellen Paterson, Anna Daniels and Elizabeth Abbott,
all of Lebanon, N.H.; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by his longtime companion, Ann Lane, with whom he had
made his home for the past 25 years. Together they raised her two sons,
Michael Lane of Waterbury, Conn., and Timothy Lane of Milford, Conn. Services
were held Oct. 3, 1996, and interment was at St. Michael's Cemetery in
Dorothea Sheeran, 81
CLAREMONT -- Dorothea Regina Sheeran, 81, formerly of Park Avenue,
died Tuesday (Oct. 15, 1996) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity
after a long illness. Mrs. Sheeran was raised in Claremont, lived in Connecticut
for most of her life, and then resided in Claremont for the past 14 years.
She was born in Winchester, N.H., on July 4, 1915, the daughter of Frederick
and Sarah L. (Potter) Bowers. Mrs. Sheeran was a Stevens High School graduate.
Survivors include two daughters, Sarah Ann Collins of Ellington, Conn.,
and Wreatha Jean Gendron of Claremont; eight grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren;
one brother, Eugene Bowers of Manchester, Conn.; one sister, Mildred Osgood
of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by
one brother and four sisters. Services are under the direction of the Stringer
Funeral Home and will be held at a later date.
Frank Karasik, 78
GRANTHAM -- Frank Karasik, 78, of 6 Butternut Lane, died Saturday (Oct
12, 1996) at his home. He lived in New York before moving to New Hampshire.
Mr. Karasik worked in New York as an investment broker and banker for Moore-Schley
Brokers. He served in the Canadian Air Force during World War II. He was
a member of the New Hampshire Arts and Craftsmen and the New Hampshire
Juried Weavers. He was born in Montreal, a son of Harry and Julia (Byrudin)
Karasik. Survivors include his wife, Edna Lieberman Karasik of Grantham;
two stepsons, Martin Lustig of Prairie Village, Kan., and Chuck Lustig
of Plano, Texas; a daughter, Carol Karasik of Chiapas, Mexico; four grandchildren;
one brother, Ben Karasik of Montreal; one sister, Lee Steinberg of Montreal;
and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Graveside
services were at 2 p.m. today in Beth Jacob Cemetery, Concord, N.H., with
Rabbi Richard Klein of Temple Beth Jacob officiating. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, New
Hampshire Affiliate, 309 Pine St., Manchester, N.H. 03103 or to the National
Kidney Foundation of New Hampshire, One Tremont St., Concord, N.H. 03301.
The Bennett Funeral Home in Concord is in charge of arrangements.
George Marro, 88
MOUNT HOLLY, Vt. George A. Marro, 83, died Friday (Oct. 11, 1996) at
the Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland. Mr. Marro was employed
by Carris Reels in Rutland for 18 years before retiring in 1960. He was
employed as a truck driver for St. Johnsbury in Rutland for many years
and set monuments for Kinsman and Mills, also in Rutland. He was also employed
at PatchWegner for several years and drove the City Bus. He was a member
of the Church of the Annunciation in Ludlow. He married Germaine Neil on
April 14, 1937, in Boston. He graduated from Black River Academy in Ludlow.
Mr. Marro was born on June 17, 1913, in Ludlow, the son of Hattie (Robinson)
and Charles Marro. Survivors include his wife of Mount Holly; a son, John
Marro of Rutland; four daughters, Georgianna Matt of St. Augustine, Fla.,
Nancy Turner of Mount Holly, Cheryl Sprague of Chester and Mary Bassett
of Sutton; 17 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. He was pre-deceased by a son, Thomas Marro in 1983; four brothers,
Nicholas, Frank, Alfred and Charles Marro; and one sister, Magaret Stone.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at AdamsGendron Funeral Home in Ludlow
with Rev. James Lawrence officiating. Burial will follow in East Wallingford,
Vt., Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Adams-Gendron
Funeral Home in Ludlow.
Herbert Ogden, 85
HARTLAND -- Herbert Gouverneur Ogden, 85, a former Windsor County senator
and resident of Hartland, died of cancer on Friday (Oct. 11, 1996) at his
home in Rutland, Vt. He moved to Hartland in 1938, where he lived until
moving to Rutland in 1993. Mr. Ogden was elected as a Republican for the
Windsor County senatorial seat in 1972 and served four terms, choosing
not to be a candidate in 1980. He had had unsucessful candidacies as an
independent. Previous to that he had run the former Marcy Farm as a sheep
and dairy goat farm in the Fieldsville District of Hartland and operated
the cider and grist mill in Hartland Three Corners before World War II.
The farmhouse became the Lull's Brook Inn. He also worked for the American
Municipal Association in Chicago. Mr. Ogden served in the Signal Corps
of the Army Air Force in 1942. He ended his service in 1945 as a Master
Sergeant after suffering a broken back on duty in France on the way to
the Battle of the Bulge. After primary education in Stamford, Conn., and
Switzerland, he graduated from Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass.; he graduated
in 1935 from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., with a bachelor's
degree. He was born Feb. 6, 1911, in Stamford, Conn., the son of Herbert
Gouverneur Ogden and Gladys R. Froat. In 1946, he married Ruth Van Sickle.
Although Mr. Ogden's back injury caused him to quit farming in 1964, he
not only remained active in his business but also began to maintain hiking
trails and shelters in the Long Trail System for the Killington section
of the Green Mount Club, of which he was a director. In 1966, he and his
son began to restore the long overgrown Windsor Trail up Mount Ascutney,
followed by the Brownsville and Weathersfield Trails. In 1967, they cofounded
the Ascutney Trails Association, which carries on the work. The following
year, Mr. Ogden and others built the log shelter with fireplace that still
serves hikers on the 1857 Windsor Trail. Mr. Ogden was one of the founders
of the Vermont group of the Sierra Club and a leader of the successful
effort to allow snowmobiling on private land only when the owner had given
ex licit permission. To persuade Amtrak to add Vermont to its fledgling
system, Mr. Ogden founded the Vermont Association of Railroad Passengers.
The result was the restoration of the Montrealer in the 1970s. From 1952
until 1958, Mr. Ogden edited and published the weekly Hartland News. He
was a member of the Windsor County I"arm Bureau, the Vermont Natural Re-
sources Council, the National Federation of Independent Business (National
Advisory Council), the American Conservation Union and the Appalachian
Trail Conference. Mr. Ogden served for many years as moderator of the town
of Hartland. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Ruth Van Sickle Ogden
of Rutland; a son, Herbert G. Ogden Jr. of Rutland; two sisters, Sidney
R. Newman and Ann H. Ogden, both of Sharon, Vt., and a granddaughter, Hannah
R. Ogden of Rutland. He was predeceased by three sisters, Gladys O. Dimock
of Bethel, Vt., and Faith N. Ogden, M.D., of Sharon, and Elizabeth Ogden
of New York. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday (Oct.
18, 1996) at the Rutland Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship at 117 West
St. in Rutland with the Rev. Paul Bortz, pastor, and Rev. Maury Landry
officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 15, 1996) in the Hartland
Village Cemetery in Hartland Three Corners with the Rev. Maury Landry,
pastor of the Hartland Universalist Church in Hartland Four Corners, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ascutney Trails Association,
P.O. Box 147, Windsor, Vt. 05089, or to the charity of one's choice. The
Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is in charge of the arrangements
James Murphy, 80
WINDSOR -- James E. Murphy, 80, died Saturday (Oct. 12, 1996) at Mt.
Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He had lived in the Windsor
area since 1962. Mr. Murphy had been employed as a meteorologist for Pan
American Airlines. He taught school in Spokane, Wash. He taught math and
science and was the athletic director at Craftsbury School in Craftsbury,
Vt. In Windsor he taught math and science and coached track, cross country
running and skiing at Windsor High School until his retirement in 1986.
He was born Aug. 17, 1916, in New Haven, Conn., the son of James and Katherine
(Donnelley) Murphy. He received his schooling in New Haven, Conn., where
he graduated from Hillhouse High School in 1933. He attended Roxbury Prep
School at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Conn. He graduated in 1938 from
Yale University in New Haven. While serving in the military, he received
a degree in meteorology from MIT in Cambridge, Mass., and attended Gonzaga
University in Spokane, Wash., where he received his law degree in 1951.
He received his master's degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
He was a member of the Washington State Bar Association and the American
Meteorologist Society. He greatly enjoyed trains, traveling and playing
the piano. Mr. Murphy was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict,
serving in the U.S. Air Force. He married Ginnie Dunn in New York on April
6, 194 Survivors include his wife of 50 years; two sons, James E. Murphy
of Massachusetts and John D. Murphy of Westport, Mass.; a daughter, Susan
Lynn Murphy of Hartland; two sisters, Regina Falsey of Cheshire, Conn.,
and Mary Rogers of Hamden, Conn.; 12 grandchildren including Aaron and
Amber Morse, both of Windsor, whom Mr. and Mrs. Murphy raised after the
death of their mother in 1975; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Murphy
was pre-deceased by a daughter, Gail Anne Murphy in 1975;, a sister, Margaret
Murphy; and one grandson, Rhett Morse in 1995. Visiting hours will be from
7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. Funeral services
will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 19, 1996) at the Old South Congregational
Church in Windsor, with the Rev. William Cobb and the Rev. Daniel Kelin
officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in the Vermont
Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph, Vt. Memorial contributions may
be made to the James E. Murphy Track Fund at Windsor High School, in care
of Vermont National Bank at 50 Main St., Windsor, Vt. 05089.
Joseph Christiano, 78
KEENE, N.H. -- Joseph T. Christiano, 78, of Arch Street, died Monday
(Oct. 14, 1996) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. He had been a Keene
resident for more than 50 years. Mr. Christiano practiced law in Keene
for many years; he was a founding partner of Christiano and Kromphold,
Attorneys at Law; the firm later became Christiano, Kromphold, Green, McMahon
and Heed. He had previously been Keene's city solicitor and the Cheshire
County attorney. Mr. Christiano had also been a Keene city councilor and
served on the city government's board of tax assessors. He was a member
of the New Hampshire and Cheshire County bar associations. Mr. Christiano
was a founder of Hinsdale Raceway and treasurer of the raceway corporation.
Mr. Christiano was a former member of the Keene Lions Club and Keene Elks
Lodge No 927. He was born in Gloversville, N.Y., on Jan. 30, 1918, the
son of Leonzo and Rosa (Christiano) Christiano. Mr. Christiano graduated
from Gloversville High School in 1937, and from Union College in Schenectady,
N.Y. in 1941. He received his law degree from Boston University in 1944.
Survivors include his wife, Florence (Mayer) Christiano of Keene; three
sons, Joseph T. Christiano Jr., of Thornton, N.H., John F. Christiano of
Soldotna, Alaska, and Christopher J. Christiano of Keene; five daughters,
Ann J. Gagne of Walpole, Jennifer L. Heavrin of Gainesville, Fla., Jill
A. Cooke of Keene, Mary J. Hicks of Deering, N.H., and Caroline R. Hume
of Westmoreland; two stepsons, Kenneth March of Concord, N.H., and David
March of Boston, Mass.; two brothers, Thomas Christiano of Gloversville
and John Christiano of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sisters, Ursula Tascillo
of Johnstown, N.Y., and Mary Lindsey of Gloversville; 17 granchildren;
and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Jean Christiano
in 1959. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. James Episcopal
Church at 44 West St., Keene. Burial will follow in Monadnock View Cemetery,
West Keene. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Fletcher Funeral
Home, 33 Marlboro St., in Keene. Memorial contributions may be made to:
Hospice, 69 Island St., Keene, N.H. 03431.
Katherine Hoke, 82
WESTMORELAND, N.H. Katherine I. Hoke, 92, formerly of North Road, East
Alstead, died Wednesday (Oct. 16, 1996) at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland
after a long illness. Mrs. Hoke had resided in Lebanon, Pa., Kellerworth,
N.J., and St. Agustine, Fla., prior to moving to East Alstead in 1978 where
she lived until moving to Maplewood in 1991. She was born in Hershey, Pa.,
on March 24, 1904. In 1924, she married Grant J. Hoke. He died in 1972.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph Hoke of East Alstead and Glenn Hoke
of Anvil, Pa.; two daughters, Patricia Thomas of Harkers Island, N.C.,
and Linda Shepard of St. Augustine, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren;
and one great-greatgrandson. She was predeceased by one son, Grant K. Hoke,
in 1979. A memorial service will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.
Burial will be in St. Augustine. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial
contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: Maplewood Auxiliary Association,
Maplewood Nursing Home, 201 River Road, Westmoreland, N.H. 03467. The Foley
Funeral Home of Keene is in charge of the local arrangements.
Leo Pluta, 69
CLEVELAND, N.Y. -- Leo Pluta, 69, died Monday (Oct. 14, 1996) at his
home. A native of Ludlow, Mr. Pluta moved in 1949 to the Syracuse, N.Y.,
area, where he lived until moving to Cleveland in 1986. Mr. Pluta was a
part-time cleaner for the Cleveland, Constantia and West Monroe post offices.
He worked as a funeral director for several years. He and his wife, Joanne,
owned and operated the Bel-Air Motel of Brewerton for 18 years. He formally
retired in 1987 as a parts salesperson for 18 years at the LB Smith Co.
of Syracuse, N.Y., where he worked for 18 years, retiring in 1987. Mr.
Pluta was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was born Jan. 25, 1927.
Survivors include his wife, Joanne; a son, Lee Earl Pluta of Cleveland;
a sister, Mary Robinson of Springfield; and a granddaughter. Calling hours
are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Traub Funeral Home, 684 North Main
St., Central Square, N.Y. Burial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday (Oct.
19) in Pleasantview Cemetery in Ludlow. Contributions may be made to the
Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Fund.
Luna Farrand, 88
LUDLOW -- Luna M. Far- rand, 88, died Sunday (Oct. 13, 1996) at Springfield
Hospital. Mrs. Farrand worked as a weaver at Gay Brothers Mill in Cavendish
for many years. She owned and operated Farrands Greenhouse in Ludlow for
15 years before her retirement. She worked as a waitress as Keysers Restaurant,
Lannons Restaurant and Hobarts Restaurant for many years. She was a member
of the United Church in Ludlow. She was a member of Ballard Hobart American
Legion Auxiliary in Ludlow. She was born April 15, 1908, in Cavendish,
the daughter of Mildred (Perry) and Walter Van Guilder. Mrs. Farrand attended
the Cavendish school system. She married Frederick Hobart in January 1934.
On March 8, 1953, she married Kenneth Farrand in Chester. He died in 1985.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty LaBarge of Ludlow; two sisters, Fleda
Bates of Cavendish and Irene Ferguson of Ludlow; four grandchildren, five
great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and She was predeceased
by her husband, Kenneth Farrand in 1985; three brothers, Floyd, Lyle and
Perry Van Guilder; two sisters, Hazel Fields and Ellen Brooks; and one
grandson, Keith LaBarge. Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday
at Adams Gendron Funeral Home in Ludlow. Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Adams Gendron Funeral Home with the Rev. Jan Buswell
officiating. Burial will be in Pleasantview Cemetery in Ludlow. Memorial
contributions may be may to Visiting Nurses Association, Springfield, Vt.
Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Gendron Funeral Home in Ludlow.
Maria Bebee, 89
CLAREMONT -- Maria Irma Beebe, 89, of Central Street, died Tuesday
(Oct. 15, 1996) at the Sulivan County Nursing home in Unity after a long
illness. Mrs. Beebe came to America on Oct. 22, 1947, and was a Claremont
resident since 1952. She was a member of the St. Anne Society. Mrs. Beebe
loved working in her garden, knitting, crotcheting and bingo. She was born
in Italy on Oct. 10, 1907, the daughter of Joseph and Caterina (Pagonelo)
Bertoni. Survivors include three sons, Benny Beebe of Milford, N.H., Royce
Beebe of Claremont and Arthur Beebe of Charlestown; four daughters, Catherine
Scott and Gianna 'JoAnn" Gregorutti, both of Claremont, Nancy Beebe of
Bridgeport, Conn., and Fay LaBlanc of Waterbury, Conn.; 16 grandchildren;
21 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews in Italy and France. She
was predeceased by her first husband, Angelo Gregorutti; her second husband,
Arthur Beebe; two sons, Fausto Beebe and Sergino Gregorutti; two brothers;
and two sisters. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Friday, in St. Joseph Church in Claremont with the Rev. Shawn M. Therrien
officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours
are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, with members of the St.
Anne Society holding services at 7:30 p.m. in the Stringer Funeral Home,
146 Broad St. in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Joseph
Church Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to: St.
Mary Church, 32 Pearl Street, Claremont, N.H. 03743.
Marie Lemieux, 88
CLAREMONT -- Marie Louise Lemieux, 83, formerly of Hillside Terrace,
died Wednesday (Oct. 16, 1996) at her daughter's Community Care Home in
Richford, Vt., following a brief illness. She had been a Claremont resident
for most of her life. Mrs. Lemieux was an active communicant of St. Joseph
Church. She was born in St. Ferdinand d'Halifax, P.Q., Canada on July 9,
1913, the daughter of Napoleon and Eleonore (Goulette) Dubois. Survivors
include three sons, Andre Lemieux of Williston, Vt., Raymond Lemieux and
Gilles Lemieux, both of Claremont; five daughters, Mrs. Charles (Giselle)
St. Sauveur of Claremont, Mrs. Roland (Rena) St. Sauveur of Moores, N.Y.,
Mrs. Hibbard S. (Claire) Doe of Richford, Mrs. Arthur (Carmen) Bromley
of South Windsor, Conn., and Mrs. H. Bruce (Yolande) St. Peter of Gulf
Breeze, Fla.; 30 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and nieces and
nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Lemieux, on Aug.
16, 1987; and six brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian burial will
be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. l Saturday at St. Joseph Church with the Rev.
Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary
Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the
Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St., Claremont. Memorial donations may
be made to: Ave Maria Community Care Home, 19 School St., Richford, Vt.
Phyllis Hudson, 72
BOSTON, Mass. -- Phyllis R. Hudson, 72, died suddenly Sunday (Oct.
13, 1996) in her home. Mrs. Hudson was a Newport native. She had worked
for a time in the cafeteria of Towle High School. She was born in Newport
on May 23, 1924, the daughter of Joseph and Beatrice (Bell) Cayea. Mrs.
Hudson received her education in Newport schools. Survivors include two
daughters, Sharon R. Edmunds of Acton, Mass., and Cheryl A. Partlow of
Newport; two sons, Ronald R. Hudson and Randy S. Hudson, both of Boston;
one sister, Roxie Rzezuski of Boston; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her ex-husband, Raymond M. Hudson. Calling hours
are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the McNamara Funeral Home
at 460 Washington St., Brighton, Mass. Funeral services will be held at
11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. in
the Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport.
Raymond Greene, 72
SPRINGFIELD -- Raymond D. Greene, 72, of 111 Oliver St., died Sunday
(Oct. 13, 1996) at Springfield Hospital. He had owned and operated Curve
Inn Restauant from 1946 to 1959 and Teneyck Diner from 1959 to 1980. He
served in the U.S. Army during World war II. Mr. Greene attended schools
in Springfield. He was born Jan. 1, 1924, in Springfield, the son of Dennis
and Flora (Cole) Greene. He was a lifetime member of the Springfield Elks
and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife Erlene M. (Bomhower) Greene; a son, Francis
R. Greene of Springfield; a daughter, Diane McFadden of Springfield; five
grandchildren; one great-granchild; and several nieces and nephews. He
was predeceased by two brothers, James and Bernard Greene, and a sister,
Helen Greene. Visiting hours at Davis Funeral home will be from 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Oct.
16, 1996) at the Davis Memorial Chapel with Rev. Harry L. Peatt, pastor
of the Perkinsville Community Church, officiating. Burial will follow in
Richard Alto, 77
NEWPORT -- Richard U. Alto, 77, of Reeds Mills Road, died Tuesday (Oct.
15, 1996) at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction,
Vt. Mr. Alto was a lifelong Newport resident. He was a self-employed Stone
Mason for more than 40 years. During World War II, he served in the U.S.
Army. Mr. Alto was a member of the Newport V.F.W., the American Legion
and the Loyal Order of the Moose. He was born in Newport on April 19, 1919,
the son of Frederick and Vena (Sunparkers) Alto. Mr. Alto attended schools
in Newport. Survivors include one son, Randy Alto of Newport; one daughter,
Robin Bean of Sunapee; one stepdaughter, Sherry Menard of Newport; five
brothers, Oliver Alto, Alfred Alto, Harold Alto, Reino Alto and Edward
Alto, all of Newport; two sisters, Bertha Stevens and Beula Benson, both
of Newport; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by one sister, Cynthia Daniels. A graveside committal
service will be conducted in Pine Grove Cemetery at a later day and time
to be announced. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial contributions
may be made to: Newport Bambino League, in care of Gary LaFountain, 7 Newport
Ave., Newport, N.H. 03773. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street
in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.
William Hall, 62
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. William H. Hall, 62, of Camp Avenue, died Sunday
(Oct. 13, 1996) at his home after an illness. Mr. Hall had resided in the
Alstead and Keene, N.H., area before his move to North Kingstown in 1979.
Mr. Hall was an applications engineer for Federal Products of Providence
since 1979. He previously worked for American Optical Co. and Pheume Precision
Products, both of Keene. He was a past master of St. Paul's Lodge No. 30,
F&AM, of Langdon. Mr. Hall was the dad adviser to the Keene Chapter,
Order of DeMolay. He was born in Beaman, Iowa, the son of Helen (Willard)
Hall of North Kingstown and Emil H. Hall. Survivors include his wife, Patricia
F. (Smith) Hall of North Kingstown; two sons, Kevin L. Hall of Cheshire,
Conn., and Steven R. Hall of West Haven, Conn.; one daughter, Jean Holt
of Preston, Conn.; one brother, Larry E. Hall of Seattle, Wash.; and six
grandchildren. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at Fenton
& Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. A graveside service will
be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Acworth Cemetery.
Austin Hubbard, 94
WALPOLE -- Austin I. Hubbard, 94, of Prospect Hill, died Thursday (Oct.
17, 1996) at his home. He had been a native and lifelong Walpole resident.
For a short period he worked for the state of New Hampshire and in 1925
joined his brother, Oliver Hubbard, at Hubbard Farms in Walpole, retiring
in 1962. Mr. Hubbard was a member of the First Congregational Church of
Walpole. He served on the Walpole School Board and was chairman for many
years. Mr. Hubbard served on the Library Board of Trustees. He also served
as a trustee and incorporator of the Savings Bank of Walpole. Mr. Hubbard
was a member of the University of New Hampshire Board of Trustees serving
as president, vice president and secretary. He was born in Walpole on April
13, 1902, the son of Ira S. and Gertrude (Lamb) Hubbard. Mr. Hubbard was
a Walpole High School graduate and a 1925 graduate of the University of
New Hampshire with a forestry degree. He also received an honary degree
in law from the University of New Hampshire. On June 29, 1927, he married
Winona Vincent. She died on Nov. 8, 1989. Survivors include one son, John
A. Hubbard of Walpole; one daughter, Virginia Turner of New Preston, Conn.;
two brothers, Oliver Hubbard and Leslie S. Hubbard, both of Walpole; four
grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by one brother,
Donald Hubbard, and one sister, Mildred Phipps. A memorial service will
be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church in Walpole.
Burial will be private. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial contributions
may be made to: Kurn Hattin Home, Westminster, Vt. 05158. The Fenton &
Hennessey Funeral Home of Bellows Falls is in charge of the arrangements.
Catherine 'Pinky' Farrell, 78
WINDSOR -- Catherine E. "Pinky" Farrell, 78, died Wednesday (Oct. 16,
1996) in her Windsor home surrounded by her family and friends after a
long illess. She moved to Windsor with her mother and two sisters in 1923.
Mrs. Farrell was a homemaker until her children were all attending school
at which time she became employed as a secretary at Windsor High School
for several years. She was most recently employed as an executive secretary
at ConeBlanchard Machine Tool Co. in Windsor until her retirement in 1982.
She was a founding volunteer of the Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport Program
in Brownsville where she was administrative coordinator for the 100-Mile
Race since its inception in 1988. Mrs. Farrell was a volunteer at the Windsor
Public Library where she received the 1996 Bertha S. Frothington Volunteer
of the Year Award for outstanding service. Mrs. Farrell's first and foremost
interest was her family. She was born in Bridgewater, Mass., on June 30,
1918, the daughter of Joseph and Lettie (Austin) Silvia. Mrs. Farrell attended
schools in Windsor and was a 1935 graduate of Windsor High School. On May
27, 1944, she married Robert E. Farrell in Windsor. He died on Feb. 10,
1983. Survivors include three sons, Dennis Farrell of Enfield, N.H., Richard
Farrell of Huntington, Vt., and James Farrell of West Windsor; two sisters,
Margaret Jones of Plain, Mont., and Madeline Walsh of Pinellas, Fla.; four
grandchidren; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be
held for her and her husband at 11 a.m. Saturday in the St. Francis Cemetery
with the Rev. Robert J. Campbell, pastor of the St. Francis of Assisi Church
in Windsor, officiating. A celebration of lives will follow at Jim and
Laura Farrell's residence on Hammond Hill Road in West Windsor. Memorial
contributions may be made to: Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport Program, P.O.
Box 261, Brownsville, Vt. 05037. The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is
in charge of the arrangements.
Elaine Frank, 67
BENNINGTON, Vt. Elaine Warner Frank, 67, died Thursday (Oct. 17, 1996)
at the Crescent Manor Nursing Home after a brief illness. Mrs. Frank had
been employed by the Ben-Mont Paper Co. in Bennington and by Green Mountain
Race Track in Pownal. After her retirement, she devoted many hours caring
for the elderly. She was born in Rochester, Vt., on Dec. 12, 1928, the
daughter of John W. and Marjorie (Coburn) Thresher. Mrs. Frank graduated
from Spaulding High School in Barre, Vt. Survivors include one daughter,
Kathleen F. Guetti of Bennington; three sons, Bruce A. Warner of West Palm
Beach, Fla., Gene E. Warner of Enfield, Conn., and Bernard E. Warner of
Seattle, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; one greatgranddaughter; two sisters,
Faith Robillard of North Springfield and Veda Wood of Hendersonville, N.C.;
and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband, William
J. Warner on June 20, 1965; two brothers; and two sisters. A memorial Mass
will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church in
North Bennington. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may
be made to: Oncology Department of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
through the office of the Mahar and Son Fu- neral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington,
Vt. 05201, which is in charge of the arrangements.
Ernst Dierks, 84
NORTH CHARLESTOWN -- Ernst K. Dierks, 84, died Monday (Oct. 14, 1996)
in his native Germany while visiting friends and family. Mr. Dierks had
made New Hampshire his home for the past 40 years, previously residing
in Canada after World War II, when he left Germany. Mr. Dierks began his
career as an engineer in Hamburg, Germany. He was an associate professor
at Claremont Vocational Technical College, teaching metallurgy and mechanical
drafting until his retirement in 1976. During World War II, he served in
the German army as the head of a mobile equipment repair unit. He was born
in Wendhausen, Germany, on July 19, 1912, the son of Ernst and Erna Dierks.
Mr. Dierks attended school in the nearby city of Luneburg and went on to
graduate from the Sterlitz School of Engineering in Mecklenburg in 1937.
In June 1961, he married Gisela Kornblum. She died in July 1979. Survivors
include a daughter, Angelica of North Charlestown; a sister, Erna Smith
of Flagler Beach, Fla.; nieces, nephews and cousins in both the United
States and Germany; and many good friends. Plans for a memorial service
will be announced at a later date.
Joseph Parrotto, 74
FRANKLIN, Pa. Joseph Parrotto, 74, of Franklin, Pa., died Thursday,
Oct. 17, 1996, at Franklin Hospital. Visiting hours will be held from 1
to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at the Huffs Funer- al Home, 312 West
Park St., Franklin, Pa. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at
St. Patrick's Church in franklin. More information will be in Sunday's
Marilynn Potter, 49
OCALA, Fla. -- Marilynn Jarvis Potter, 49, died Friday (Oct. 18, 1996)
at Columbia Ocala Regional Medical Center in Ocala. Mrs. Potter was a Claremont
native and moved to Ocala from Springfield two years ago. She had been
a bookkeeper. Mrs. Potter was an avid bowler and belonged to the Ocala
Women's Bowling Association. She was born in Claremont on July 17, 1947,
the daughter of Merle A. Eastman Sr. and Marie Roy. Mrs. Potter received
her education from Claremont schools. Survivors include her husband, Dan
Potter of Ocala; her parents who raised her, Marie and Arthur Fitch of
Ocala; her father, Merle A. Eastman Sr., of Pinellis Park, Fla.; one daughter,
Tammy Jarvis Scott of Claremont; two sons, Michael Jarvis of Unity and
Derek Jarvis of Claremont; four grandchildren; four sisters, Nancy A. Carroll
of Ocala, Michele A. Roy of Belleview, Fla., Twila B. Koon of Montgomery,
Ala., and Ronne F. Knighten of England; and one brother, Merle A. Eastman
Jr. of Fort McCoy, Fla. Arrangements are under the direction of Hiers Funeral
Home in Ocala, Fla.
Stanley Prior, 86
BELLOWS FALLS Stanley Josiah Prior, 86, died Thursday (Oct. 17, 1996)
at his home. Mr. Prior was a longtime Bellows Falls resident. Mr. Prior
had worked briefly as a farmer after which he was employed as a machinist
for Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield until his retirement in 1972. He
was a lifetime member of the Moose. Mr. Prior was a parishioner of the
Independent Baptist Church in Bellows Falls. Mr. Prior enjoyed fishing,
hunting, snowmobile riding, traveling, flea marketing, playing cards and
visiting with friends. He was born in Middletown, Conn., on Dec. 21, 1909,
the son of George and Ina (Burnett) Prior. Mr. Prior was a 1928 graduate
of Randolph Agricultural School. Survivors include two sons, Stanley J.
Prior Jr. of Iowa and Roger W. Prior of Bellows Falls; two granddaughters;
two grandsons; one great-grandson; two brothers, Dr. Roger W. Prior of
Williston, Vt., and Russell B. Prior of Essex Center, Vt.; and one sister,
Margery Stebbins of East Middlebury, Vt. He was predeceased by his wife,
Velma Prior; one son, Army Chief Warrant Officer George Prior; and one
brother, Delbert G. Prior. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday
at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St. in Bellows
Falls. Burial will follow at the Old Meeting House Cemetery in Rockingham.
Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.