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Amber Whidden
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 Strat- ford.

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. 05476.

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 Oakland Cemetery.

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 Eagle Times.

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.


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