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Albert King, 77
BELLOWS FALLS -- Albert L. King, 77, of Steuben Street, died Tuesday (Oct. 29, 1996) at his home following a long illness. Mr. King was a lifelong Bellows Falls resident. He worked for 15 years for the Bellows Falls Police Department, retiring as a sergeant. For 30 years he worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, Bellows Falls office, and after retiring there went on to work as a courier for the Bellows Falls Trust Co. and for Silver Forest. Mr. King served in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Hawaii, as a fire chief at the Honolulu Airport. Mr. King was a member of the Bellows Falls Elks No. 1619. He was also a member of the King Solomon Temple Lodge No. 45, F&AM. Mr. King belonged to the American Legion Post No. 37 in Bellows Falls and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was born in Bellows Falls on Aug. 3, 1919, the son of Albert L. King Sr., and Dorothy (Campbell) King Guarino. Mr. King attended schools in Bellows Falls and was a 1939 graduate of Bellows Falls High School. Survivors include his wife, Bettie (Fiske) King of Bellows Falls; two daughters, Carolyn Tinklepaugh of Norwich, Conn., and Lisa Muzzey of Rockingham; one son, John Fiske of Bellows Falls; one sister, Barbara King of Concord, Mass.; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Immanuel Church in Bellows Falls with the Rev. Margaret Crane officiating. Burial will follow in the Immanuel Churchyard. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home, 55 Westminster St., in Bellows Falls. There will be an 8 p.m. Elks service. Memorial contributions may be made to: Firefighters Association, Hospital Court, Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101; or to: a Humane Society of one's choice.

Clarice Manchester, 80
LUDLOW -- Clarice H. Manchester, 80, died Tuesday (Oct. 29, 1996) at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Rutland. Miss Manchester was an elementary teacher for many years in Ludlow until her retirement. She was born in Castleton, Vt., on April 27, 1916, the daughter of Paul and Dora (Calvin) Manchester. Miss Manchester was a graduate of Fair Haven High School and Castleton Normal School. Survivors include several cousins. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the United Church of Ludlow. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to: United Church of Ludlow, 46 Pleasant St., Ludlow, Vt. 05149.

Dorothy Rickert, 79
CHESTER -- Dorothy May Rickert, 76, died Sunday (Oct. 27, 1996) at Springfield Hospital. She worked at Wheeler Brothers Farm in West Bolton, Vt., as well as Bridgewater Woolen Mill. Mrs. Rickert enjoyed feeding birds. She was born in Middlebury, Vt., on July 2, 1917, the daughter of Charles and Hatty (Moses) Hardy. Mrs. Rickert attended Goshen Elementary School in Vermont. In 1938, she married Dale Rickert in Goshen, Vt. Survivors include three sons, Alan Rickert of Chester, Nelson Rickert of Ludlow and George Rickert of Chester; one daughter, Dorothy Longe of Chester; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother, William Hardy. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home on Main Street in Chester with the Rev. Andy Osmun, officiating. Burial will follow in Forestdale Cemetery in Forestdale, Vt. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Dr. Theodore Johannis Jr., 81
EUGENE, Ore. -- Word has been received that Theodore B. Johannis Jr., 81, died Sept. 25, 1996, at a local health care facility in Oregon. Mr. Johannis was born and raised in Claremont and returned often to visit friends. He was a University of Oregon teacher from 1953 until 1980, but continued teaching a few classes as late as 1984, and wrote many articles for professional journals. Mr. Johannis was a longtime Director of the E.C. Brown Center for Family Studies, which was inspired by his work in this area. During World War II, he trained on a submarine and became an instructor at Great Lakes Naval Station in gunnery systems. In Claremont, following high school, he was an award-winning portrait and nature photographer. Mr. Johannis served on the board of directors of the National Council on Family Relations. He was an avid fisherman and liked to hike to mountain lakes in his younger years. He also fished for steelhead in coastal streams. He was born in Claremont on Dec. 29, 1914, a son of Theodore and Jeanetta Johannis. Mr. Johannis was a 1933 graduate of Stevens High School and class valedictorian. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in sociology at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash. in 1948. He received his doctorate in 1955 from Florida State University in Tallahassee, specializing in marriage and family studies. In 1942, he married Mary Deming of Cornish in Chicago. She died on July 16, 1992. Survivors include his daughter, Rhonda Refsnider of Medford, one son, Reeve Johannis of Roseburg; one sister, Shirley Vermouth of Keene, N.H.; and one grandson. He was predeceased by his brother, Norman Johannis. There is no date for services at this time. The family will plan a memorial fishing hike to scatter his ashes near one of his favorite fishing lakes at a future date. Memorial contributions may be made to: Willamalane Senior Adult Activity Center, 215 W. C St., Springfield, Ore. 97477; or to: KWAX radio at 2365 Bonnie View Drive, Eugene, Ore. 97401; or to: Pearle Buck Center Inc., 5100 Amazon Dr., Eugene, Ore. 97405. The England's Eugene Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

George Castellini, 64
HARTLAND, Vt. -- George E. Castellini, 64, died Monday (Oct. 28, 1996) at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mr. Castellini was a lifelong area resident. He had worked for ConeBlanchard Machine Co. in Windsor for 36 years before retiring in 1994. He had previously worked as a carpenter and farmer in the Hartland area for several years. Mr. Castellini was a member of the Hartland Congregational Church. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Castellini enjoyed fishing, gardening and being a grandfather. He was born in Windsor on Sept. 19, 1932, the son of Merton and Frances (Knight) Castellini. Mr. Castellini attended school in Windsor. On Nov. 6, 1953, he married Beverly Comstock in Windsor. Survivors include his wife, Beverly Castellini of Hartland; three sons, Daniel Castellini, Gary Castellini and Jerome Castellini, all of Hartland; two daughters, Donna Lemieux of Hartland and Martha Dow of Beale Air Force Base, Calif.; three brothers, Merton E. Castellini Jr., of Madison, Ill., Herbert L. Castellini of White River Junction, Vt., and Gerald F. Castellini of Windsor; two sisters, Edwina Mae Stevens of Guild and Mary Darling of Hartland; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one son, Joel Castellini in 1961; and one grandson, Jeremy Castellini in 1983. Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at theCongregational Church in Hartland with the Rev. Robert W.W. Moyer, pastor, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: Rehab Unit at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, R.R. 1, Box 6, Windsor, Vt. 05089. The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is in charge of the arrangements.

Herbert Slack, 78
UNITY -- Herbert W. Slack, 78, of Straw Hill Road, died Monday (Oct. 28, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont after a sudden illness. Mr. Slack had been a lifelong area resident. He was a self-employed dairy farmer. Mr. Slack had a great love of animals and also loved gardening. He was born in Claremont on Oct. 10, 1918, the son of George and Juliette (Leinker) Slack. Survivors include his wife, Alyee (Neary) Slack of Unity; three daughters, Mary Carroll of Newport, Dianne Reyelt of New London, N.H., and Karen West of Charlestown; six grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Slack and Kenneth Slack, both of Claremont; five sisters, Ethel Dadonna of Waterbury, Conn., Hazel Whipple, Florence Woodman, Jane Fleury, Alice Schultz and Marilyn Hood, all of Claremont; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond Slack and Clifton Slack, and one sister, Dorothy Slack. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont with Arthur Fleury, brother-in-law, and Jim Carroll, son-in-law, coofficiating. Interment will follow in the Unity Center Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Unity Fire and Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 477, Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to: the Humane Society of one's choice.

Jane Quinn, 76
CAVENDISH -- Jane M. Quinn, 76, died Monday (Oct. 28, 1996) at the Gill Odd Fellow Home in Ludlow. Mrs. Quinn was an area resident for many years. She was a teacher and taught in many area schools, Cavendish Center School, Tarbell Hill, a one-room school house, Proctorsville School and Duttonsville School in Cavendish and East School in Springfield, retiring in 1977. Mrs. Quinn was a member of the Cavendish Baptist Church for many years. She taught Sunday School and was a member of the helping hand in the church. She had served on the Board of Trustees for the Cavendish Library. Mrs. Quinn was a lifetime member of the Retired Teachers Association. In 1995, she was awarded the Cavendish Distinguished Citizen Award. She was also active in the Grange, belonging to the Allen District Pamona Grange No. 4, the Cavendish Grange, and the State and National Grange. Mrs. Quinn also enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts and needlework. She was born in Dorchester, Mass., on Feb. 10, 1920, the daughter of Howard and Charlotte (Sanderson) MacFarland. Mrs. Quinn was a 1937 graduate of Belmont High School in Belmont, Mass. In 1941, she graduated from Framingham State Teachers College in Framingham, Mass. On Aug. 15, 1943, she married Hollis Quinn Sr., in Watertown, Mass. Survivors include her husband, Hollis Quinn Sr., of Cavendish; one son, Hollis Quinn Jr., of Cavendish; two daughters, Charlotte Reynolds and Carolyn Griggs, both of Cavendish; one brother, Howard MacFarland of Bangor, Maine; one sister, Ora Corbett of Arlington, Mass.; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one brother, Arthur Williams. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Cavendish Baptist Church with the Rev. Jane Buswell officiating. Burial will be in the Cavendish Center Cemetery in Cavendish. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the AdamsGendron Funeral Home at 12 Meadow St. in Ludlow.

Mary Cota, 84
CLAREMONT -- Mary Cota, 84, of Broad Street, died Friday (Oct. 25, 1996) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity following a brief illness. Mrs. Cota had been an area resident for many years. She had been employed as a bottom filler by both InternationalShoe and Sportwelt. Mrs. Cota was a communicant of St. Mary Parish. She was born in Cadyville, N.Y., on April 12, 1912, the daughter of Edward and Emilia (LaFountain) Hall. Survivors include three daughters, Harriet Templeton and Luella Baird, both of Claremont and Rita Hathaway of Lake George, N.Y.; five sons, Robert Cota of Claremont, Erwin Cota of Kentucky, Eli Cota of Villas, N.J., Earl Cota of Fort Worth, Texas, and Donald Cota of Oroville, Calif.; 27 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Cota, in 1952. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated today in St. Mary Church with the Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor, officiating. Interment followed in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours were held Sunday at the Roy Funeral Home in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, in care of Jacqueline Whitcomb, Volunteer Chairperson, 10 South Park St., Claremont, N.H. 03743.

Maurice LaClair, 74
CLAREMONT -- Maurice A. LaClair, 74, of Sugar River Mills, formerly of 196 Elm St., died Tuesday (Oct. 29, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont following a brief illness. He was a lifelong Claremont resident. Mr. LaClair had worked for Joy Manufacturing Co. for 25 years as a grinder followed by five years in maintenance until retirement in 1975. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Mr. LaClair was a member of the Polish American Club. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 808. Mr. LaClair was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was born in Claremont on April 21, 1922, the son of Frank A. and Imelda (Drapeau) LaClair. Mr. LaClair attended St. Mary School. On Jan. 12, 1946, he married Constance Margie (Reed) LaClair. She died on March 5, 1991. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. George "Chuck" (Donna M.) Parenti of Carthage, N.Y., and Mrs. Maj. Joseph (Lisa D.) Stewart of Fort Hood, Texas; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest (Olive A.) Garceau and Mrs. Fred (Bernice) Brassaw, both of Claremont; and nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary Church in Claremont. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Stringer Funeral Home on Broad Street in Claremont.

Marguerite Moss, 68
WALPOLE -- Marguerite K. Moss, 68, of North Road, died Saturday (Oct. 26, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mrs. Moss had worked at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H. She was born in Westminster on Sept. 23, 1928, the daughter of William G. and Alice R. (Washburn) Geer. Mrs. Moss attended schools in Walpole and was a graduate of the Academy of Walpole. Survivors include her husband, who she married in 1989, Frank Moss; and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Congregational Church in Walpole with the Rev. Larry Siebrands, officiating. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home of Bellows Falls is in charge of the arrangements.

M. Lorraine Russell, 71
CHESTER -- M. Lorraine Russell, 71, of Chester and formerly of NorthOrford, Mass., died Sunday (Oct. 27, 1996) at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was a former 35-year member of St. Ann's Church in North Orford. Mrs. Russell was a volunteer at the Whiting Library in Chester. She was born in Worcester, Mass., on Dec. 19, 1924, the daughter of Frank and Rose (Hoey) Silk. Mrs. Russell was a 1942 graduate of St. Stephen's High School in Worcester and attended the Worcester School of Business Science. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, William W. Russell; three daughters, Karen Langer of Sturbridge, Mass., and Patricia Troy and Lisa Greene, both of Orford; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Ann's Church at 652 North Main St. in North Orford. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery in Dudley, Mass. Visting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Paradis Funeral Home at 357 Main St. in Orford. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph Church in Chester at a later date. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to: Visiting Nurses Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire, 20 South Main St., White River Junction, Vt. 05001.

Paul Thompson, 81
ALSTEAD -- Paul Thompson, 81 of East Alstead Road, died Oct. 23, 1996 at the Genesis Elder Care-McKerley's in Keene, N.H. Mr. Thompson was an assistant professor in psychology at the University of Akron, Ohio, a child psychologist for the public schools in Canton, Ohio, and a professor of psychology at Keene State College. He was a member of the Third Congregational Church in Alstead, where he served as Deacon Emeritus. Mr. Thompson was president of the National Puzzlers League. Mr. Thompson was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Kenyon College. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 16, 1915, the son of Karl O. and Maude (Burnham) Thompson. Mr. Thompson was a 1936 graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and a 1951 graduate of Western Reserve University in Cleveland. On Aug. 8, 1952, he married Charlotte Hayes Packan. She died on Nov. 8, 1991. Survivors include one son, Douglas N. Thompson of Davao City, Philippines; two stepsons, Nicholas H. Packan of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Gregory Packan of Burlington, Vt.; and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Third Congregational Church in Alstead with the Rev. Janice Howe officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsberg, Ohio. The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to: Al stead Village Library, Alstead, N.H. 03602.

Roger Lambert, 76
CLAREMONT -- Roger H. Lambert, 76, died Saturday (Oct. 26, 1996) at his home following a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Claremont. Mr. Lambert worked for Joy Manufacturing in Claremont for 42 years, retiring in 1983. He had also worked part-time in the 1950s as a special oAicer for the Claremont Police Department. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Claremont and a honorary life member of the Father Cote Council No. 1820 Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree. Mr. Lambert was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1201, playing on their softball team in the 1950s. More recently he was a member of the Claremont Country Club winning the Senion Club Championship in 1992, with his team. Mr. Lambert was also an avid bowler and belonged to bowling teams in the Claremont area. He was born in Claremont on April 16, 1920, the son of Wilfred and Sephora (Dubois) Lambert. Mr. Lambert attended St. Mary Grammer School and was a 1938 graduate of St. Mary High School. On June 14, 1940, he married Mae E. Cloutier. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mae Lambert of Claremont; two sons, Gary A. Lambert of Claremont and James H. Lambert of Tilton, N.H.; one brother, E. George Lambert of Claremont: three sisters, Mrs. Irene Limoges of Claremont, Mrs. Cecilia M. Targ of Grand Island, Neb., and Mrs. Laurette L. Disilets of Wells, Maine; also nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Arthur Lambert on Oct. 19, 1933, and Emile W. Lambert on Dec. 11, 1990; and one sister, Mrs. Frederick (Margaret) Lavelle on June 30, 1996. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Stringer Funeral Home on Broad Street, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. by members of the Knights of Columbus in conjunction with Rev. Father Arthur Obin, pastor of St. Mary Church. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Mary Renovation Fund, 32 Pearl St., Claremont, N.H. 03743.

Timothy Cragin, 47
CLAREMONT -- Timothy J. Cragin, 47, of Forest Street, died Monday (Oct. 28, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a brief illness. He was a native and longtime resident of Claremont. Mr. Cragin had worked for many years at Joy Manufacturing Co. and the Sullivan Machine Co.as a machinist. He had served in the U.S. Army. He was past president of the Claremont Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Cragin also enjoyed working on his boat and boating on Lake Winnipesaukee. He had a great interest and involvement in Native Ameri can history. Mr. Cragin loved working on and restoring old cars, especially his '63 Chevy 409. He was born in Claremcnt on Oct. 28, 1949, the son of names F. and Cecile M. (Pepin) Cragin. Mr. Cragin attended St. Mary School and Nathaniel College. On March 17, 1971, he married Sandra Lee Miner. Survivors include his wife, Sandra Lee Cragin of Claremont; one daughter, Lori Ann Cragin of Hardwick, N.J.; one son, Matthew James Cragin of Claremont; his parents of Claremont; one sister, Linda Jenson of Sarasota, Fla.; one brother, James Cragin of Meriden; his mother-in-law, Virginia Miner of Claremont; also aunts, uncles, two nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. today in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to: Alpha 1 National Association, 4220 Old Shakopee Road, Minneapolis, Minn. 55437-2974.

William Hoyt, 68
PALM BAY, Fla. -- William John Hoyt, 68, died Tuesday (Oct. 29, 1996) after a sudden illness. He was a New Canaan, Conn., native and long ime area resident and resided in Florida for the past five years. Mr. Hoyt was a letter carier in the Norwalk, Conn., community, retiring in 1991. He had served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Hoyt was a member of the Oldtimers Athletic Club in New Canaan. Mr. Hoyt was probably best known for his Irish wit and wisdom. He was born in New Canaan on June 15, 1928, the son of William J. and Johanna (McCarthy) Hoyt. He married Jeanne Rowe in Wilton, Conn. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Hoyt; two sons, William Hoyt of Middletown, Conn., Brian Hoyt of Bradford, N.H.; one daughter, Dorothy Eckert of Croydon; two stepdaughters, Catherine Reed of Berwyn, Pa., and Janet Eilertsen of Gaylordsville, Conn.; one sister, Mary DePietro of Ridgefield, Conn.; one stepsister, Sr. Anne Dean (Pearl) of West Hartford, Conn.; one stepbrother, James Dean of Stamford, Conn.; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by one sister, Margaret Murphy of Norwalk. A Christian memorial service will be held for family and friends at 10 a.m. Saturday in Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton, Conn. There will be a private graveside burial for family at St. John Cemetery in West Norwalk. Memorial arrangements were made through the Magner Funeral Home of Norwalk.

Arthur Pierce, 82
SHREWSBURY, Vt. Arthur M. Pierce, 82, died Friday (Nov. 1, 1996) at the Mountain View Genesis Elder Care Center in Rutland, Vt. Mr. Pierce moved to Shrewsbury in 1989 from North Bennington,, Vt., where he had lived for 38 years. He had been employed by Stanley Tool Inc. in Shaftsbury, Vt., for 22 years, retiring in 1988. Mr. Pierce served in the U.S. Air Force for 28 years and served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Masonic Temple in Bellows Falls. Mr. Pierce was a former member of the North Bennington Baptist Church. He was born in South Newfane, Vt., on Sept. 12, 1914, the son of Herbert and Carrie (Forbes) Pierce. Mr. Pierce was a Westminster High School graduate and received a degree in agriculture from the Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vt. Survivors include two sons, Brian R. Pierce of West Rutland and Duncan W. Pierce of Claremont; two brothers, Raymond Pierce of Bellows Falls and Kenneth Pierce of Burlington, Wis.; several half brothers and sisters; four grandchildren; one greatgrandson; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Walthrude (Jordon) Pierce; and one son, Darryl A. Pierce. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Clifford Funeral Home at 2 Washington St. in Rutland with the Rev. Edward A. Hackett Jr., pastor of the United Methodist Church, officials Visiting hours were held Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.

Barbara McLeod, 77
SILVER SPRING, Md. Barbara K. McLeod, 77, died Oct. 12, 1996. She had lived in Bladensburg, Md., for many years before moving to Silver Spring. She was born in Claremont in October 1919, the daughter of Edward P. and Margaret (Kennedy) Nolin Sr. Mrs. McLeod attended school in Keene, N.H., and was a 1937 graduate of Keene High School. Survivors include four sons, Robert J. McLeod Jr., John M. McLeod, Kevin McLeod and Brian McLeod; one brother, John W. Nolin; one sister, Ruth M Joyce; 10 grandchildren; and cousins in Claremont and Keene. She was predeceased by one son, Stephen M. McLeod; and one brother, Edward P. Nolin Jr. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Oct. 16 at Our Lady of Grace Church in Silver Spring. Burial was in Fort Lake Lincoln Cemetery. The Collins Funeral Home in Silver Spring was in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to: Holy Cross Home Hospice Care, 9805 Dameron Drive, Silver Spring, Md. 20902; or to: American Cancer Society, 11331 Amherst Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 20902.

Bertha Ferland, 70
CLAREMONT -- Bertha H. Ferland, 70, of East Street, died Thursday (Oct. 31, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Mary Church in Claremont. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Roy Funeral Home on Sullivan Street in Claemont. A complete obituary will appear in the Sunday edition of the Eagle Times.

Howard Pearson, 78
ROCKINGHAM -- Howard Stanley Pearson, 78, of Missing Link Road, died Thursday (Oct. 31, 1996) at the Brookside Nursing Home in White River Junction, Vt. Mr. Pearson worked for Jones & Lamson and Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield until retirement in the mid 1970s. Following his retirement he worked for Green Mountain Railroad. Mr. Pearson was a former member of the Abenaki Rod and Gun Club. He was born in Brattleboro, Vt., on Feb, 8, 1918, the son of Charles Elmer and Effie Mae (Metcalfl Pearson. Mr. Pearson attended schools in South Londonderry, Vt., and Brattleboro. On Oct. 2, 1937, he married Anne M. Hunka in Burlington, Vt. Survivors include one daughter, Elain Anne Brousseau of Hartland; one brother, Ken- neth Pearson of Guilford, Vt.; two sisters, Edith Aldrich of South Londonderry and Jessie Streeter of Keene, N.H.; one grandson; two granddaughters; and four greatgrandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, Brian H. Pearson in 1981. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family as requested by Mr. Pearson. The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home of Bellows Falls is in charge of the arangements. Memorial donations may be made to: Visiting Nurses Association, 1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101.

Kenneth Hoisington, 80
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- Kenneth H. Hoisington, 80, formerly of Glen Trailer Park, died Thursday (Oct. 31, 1996) at Eden Park Nursing Home. He was employed by the town of Brattleboro with the Water Department for many years, retiring in 1980. During the 1970s he was a firefighter with the Brattleboro Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the TriState and Monadnock Region Singles Club. Mr. Hoisington loved ballroom dancing and country music. He enjoyed caring for his lawn and was known throughout the area for his lawn-mowing expertise. Mr. Hoisington loved "Scratch" his cat. He was born in Plymouth, Vt., on May 1, 1916, a son of Horace and Julia Mae (Playful) Hoisington Mr. Hoisington attended local schools in Plymouth. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Becky) Struthers of Brattleboro; three stepsons, Charles Saunders Jr., Robert Saunders, both of Brattleboro, and James Saunders of Colrain, Mass.; two stepdaughters, Deborah Saunders of Greenfield, Mass., and Pamela Burgess of Brattleboro; his longtime companion, Lucille Hathaway of Claremont; two grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Hoisington and Edward Hoisington, both of Hawthorne, Fla.; and six sisters, Eva Demary, Claire Reagan, Bernice Sakowski, Helen Armis, all of Pittsfield, Mass., Hilda Fitzpatrick of Williamstown, Mass., and Madeline Nutting of White River Junction, Vt. He was predeceased by two brothers, Donald Hoisington in 1995 and Clifford Hoisington in 1991; and two sisters, Beatrice Lind in 1981 and Glenna Nolan in 1993. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ker, Westerlund and Fleming Funeral Home, 39 High St., Brattleboro, with the Rev. Steve McClelland, pastor of the West Brattleboro Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Hinsdale, N.H. There will be no visiting hours. The family will accept flowers, or memorial donations may be made to: Brattleboro Area Hospice, P.O. Box 1053, Brattleboro, Vt. 05301.

Lynn Ferland, 38
CLAREMONT -- Lynn A. Ferland, 38, of Bowker Street, died Saturday (Nov. 2, 1996) at her home following a long illFuneral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced in the Monday edition of the Eagle Times. The Roy Funeral Home on Sullivan Street in Claremont is in charge of the arrangements.

William Goodhue, 88
CLAREMONT -- William A. Goodhue, 83, of Main Street, died Friday (Nov. 1, 1996) at the McKerley Healthcare Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mr. Goodhue was a longtime Claremont resident. He was a machinist for Joy Manufacturing Co. in Claremont for many years. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Goodhue enjoyed fishing locally. He was born in Holyoke, Mass., on Nov. 20, 1912, the son of Alfred and Emma (LeBlanc) Goodhue. Mr. Goodhue attended schools in Holyoke. Survivors include two nephews. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the West Lebanon Cemetery with the Rev. Malcolm Grobe officiating. The Ricker Funeral Home on School Street in Lebanon is in charge of the arrengements.
Abbie Cross, 91
SUNAPEE -- Abbie J. Cross, 91, of Lower Winn Hill Road, died Friday (Nov. 8, 1996) at the New London Hospital in New London, N.H. Mrs. Cross had been a Sunapee resident most of her life. She had been a telephone operator for New England Telephone and Telegraph for many years, retiring in 1955. Mrs. Cross was a member of the Sunapee Community Methodist Church and the Women's Society of Christian Service. She taught Sunday school there for many years. Mrs. Cross was a member of the Cresent Rebekah Lodge of Sunapee and of the Cresent Club. She was born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada on Sept. 11, 1905, the daughter of Charles and Della (Richards) Merrifield. Mrs. Cross received most of her schooling in Sunapee, but was a Manchester Central High School graduate. Survivors include one son, John Cross of Sunapee; three daughters, Nancy Putney of Springfield, Carol Reeves of Middlebury, Vt., and Barbara Akers of Grand Terrace, Calif.; two sisters, Mildred Kierstead of Derry, N.H., and Beatrice Goff of Sommersworth, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth Cross in 1989; and one son, Carlton Cross. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sunapee Community Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne MacDonald, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Eastman Cemetery in Sunapee. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Sunapee Community Methodist Church Memorial Fund, in care of Helen Nutting, RFD 456 Stagecoach Rd., Newport, N.H. 03743. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.

Aleta Bowles, 89
CLAREMONT -- Aleta M. Bowles, 89, of 67 Maple Ave., died Wednesday (Nov. 6, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont following a long illness. Miss Bowles had been a Claremont resident since 1909. She retired from Joy Manufacturing Co. on Oct. 15, 1971, after 46 years as secretary to the foundry manager. Miss Bowles was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club. She was a communicant of St. Mary Church and a member of the Court Virgil H. Barber No. 892 Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Miss Bowles was a former member of the Stevens High School Alumni Association. She was a longtime member of the Claremont Country Club and a member of the Women's Golf League. She was born in Wilder, Vt., on Sept. 11, 1907, the daughter of James J. and Mary (Libby) Bowles. Miss Bowles attended Claremont Grammar School and graduated from Stevens High School in the Class of 1925. Survivors include two nieces, Susan Bowles Kelly of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Nancy J. Bowles of New York City, N.Y.; one nephew, John S. Bowles of Washington, D.C.; and cousins. She was predeceased by five sisters, Hazel Bowles, Mildred Bowles, Gladys Bowles, Doris Bowles and Edna Pasco Bowles; and two brothers, Wilfred Bowles and John A.C. Bowles. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. Mary Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours are from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Mary Church Renovation Fund, 32 Pearl St., Claremont, N.H. 03743.

Anthony Bielarski, 80
CLAREMONT -- Anthony Joseph Bielarski, 80, died Thursday (Nov. 7, 1996) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity following a long illness. Mr. Bielarski was a Unity resident for the past seven years and formerly of Atlas, Pa., for 14 years, Cherry Hill, N.J., for three years and Gloucester, N.J., 21 years. He retired in 1973, from the A.C. Dutton Camden Marine Terminal where he was yard supervisor for 25 years. During Warld War II, he served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Bielarski was a lifemember of the V.F.W. and the American Legion, both of Mt. Carmel, Pa. He was a member of the West End Athletic Club, the Polish Liberty Club and the Sons of Poland, all of Carmel. Mr. Bielarski was an avid dart shooter and loved fishing and bowling. He was born in DuPont, Pa., on April 6, 1916, the son of Jacob and Nora (Wrazien) Bielarski. Mr. Bielarski was a 1934 graduate of Ashland High School in Ashland, Pa. On Aug. 30, 1941, he married Violet May. She died on May 10, 1995. Survivors include one son, Anthony J. Bielarski Jr., of Claremont; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers, Edward Bielarski of Maryland and Amil Bielarski of Ashland; three sisters, Irene Schrader of Cinnaminson, N.J., Florence McGee of Cherry Hill and Violet Charnick of Mt. Ephraim, N.J.; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley Bielarski and Theodore Bielarski. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St., in Claremont with the Rev. Shawn Therrien, officiating. Interment will follow in the Edminster Cemetery in Cornish. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Sullivan County Nursing Home Activity Room, RR 1, Box 392, Claremont, N.H. 03743.

Carl Larue, 58
LINCOLN, N.H. -- Carl F. Larue, 58, of Pollard Road in Lincoln, died Nov. 6, 1996, at Littleton (N.H.) Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He lived in Lincoln for most of his life. Mr. Larue had been employed at the Village of Loon and at the former Franconia (N.H.) Paper Co. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Larue was born in Saxtons River, the son of Melvin and Rose Larue. Survivors include three brothers, Calvin Larue of Charlestown, George Larue of Bellows Falls, and Robert Larue of Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Doris Coyle of Springfield and Virginia Day of Charlestown; aunts; uncles; and nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at graveside in Riverside Cemetery in Lincoln. The Ross Funeral Home in Littleton is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Ayotte, 72
GOSHEN -- Charles E. Ayotte, 72, of Brook Road, died Friday (Nov. 8, 1996) at the New London Hospital. He lived in Goshen most of his life. Mr. Ayotte was employed as a plumber for Ralph Wright in Goshen for several years. He was a self-employed truck driver and also drove for Marlow Lumber Co. in Marlow, N.H., and for Joe Barttles Trucking Co. of Bradford, N.H. He worked for the town of Goshen for 10 years, on the police department, as road agent and on the Budget Committee. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion. Mr. Ayotte was born in Goshen Sept. 30, 1924, the son of George E. and Alice (Roberts) Ayotte. He attended school in Goshen. He married Elaine Flint Ayotte in 1950. Survivors include his wife of Goshen; two sons, Richard E. Ayotte of Springfield, Vt., and George A. Ayotte of Newport; a daughter, Darlene J. Scimemi of Goshen; a brother, Donald Belavance of Newport; two sisters, Rita Pollard of Lempster and Bertha Ash of Washington, N.H.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 16, at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home, 42 Main St., Newport. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 16, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite No. 1, Manchester, N.H. 03101 or to the New Hampshire Veterans Home, Winter Street, Tilton, N.H. 03276.

Dale Callum, 51
ASCUTNEY -- Dale A. Callum, 51, of the Running Bear Camp Ground, died Monday (Nov. 4, 1996) at the campground in Ascutney. He was a Newport native and resided there for most of his life. Mr. Callum had worked locally for Dartmouth Motors, Eaton Auto and Patten's Auto Body, all of Newport, Paul & Sons Ford of Claremont and as a self employed auto body mechanic in Newport. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Claremont. Mr. Callum was also a member of the Foresters Club in Newport. He was born in Newport on May 13, 1945, the son of Andrew and Lillian (Jones) Callum. Mr. Callum attended Newport schools. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Linda (Bellinger) Callum of Ascutney; one son, Tom Callum of Newport; one brother, Gerald Callum of Newport; one sister, Diane Charles of Newport; one granddaughter; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of ones choice.

Dale Greenwood, 54
ROCHESTER, N.H. -- Dale L. Greenwood, 54, died Monday (Nov. 4, 1996) at a Rochester hospital after many years of coronary artery disease. She had been a Lyndonville, Vt., resident prior to moving to Rochester in November 1984. Mrs. Greenwood was a devoted wife and mother, and was "Grammy Dale" to her eight grandchildren. She was born in Westminster on Aug. 24, 1942, the daughter of Allen and Katherine (Keefe) Beam. On June 20, 1959, she married Leo Greenwood. Survivors include her husband, Leo Greenwood of Rochester; five children, Forrest "Tony" Greenwood, Brian Greenwood, Lori Achilles, Todd Greenwood and Shawn Greenwood, all of St. Johnsbury, Vt.; eight grandchildren; five brothers, Dugan Beam of Walpole, Forrest Beam of Fair Haven, Vt., Lawrence Beam of Haverhill, Mass., David Beam of Rutland, Vt., and James Beam of Bellows Falls; two sisters, Rachael Riendeau and Theodora Stewart, both of Haverhill, Mass.; five sister-in-laws; several nieces and nephews; and her mother-inlaw, Elizabeth Greenwood of St. Johnsbury. She was predeceased by five brothers, Richard Beam, Robert Beam, Harold Beam, John Beam and Winthrop Beam. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sayles Funeral Home at 68 Summer St. in St. Johnsbury with the Rev. Jay Sprout officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial doations may be made to: The Vermont Heart Association, P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495.

Dennis Damon, 65
SPENCER, Mass. -- Dennis W. Damon, 65, of G.H. Wilson Road, died Tuesday (Nov. 5, 1996) at the Medical CenterMemorial at Worchester, following a long illness. Mr. Damon had moved to Spencer in 1995, and previously lived in Leicester, Mass., for eight years coming from Waltham Mass., where he had lived for many years. He had been a sales manager at In-Stock Products in Westboro, Mass., for 26 years, retiring in 1992. He had previously worked at CMS Co., in West Bridgewater, Mass., for many years. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Damon was a former member of the Masonic Lodge No. 38 in Brockton, Mass. He was born in Holden, Mass., on Jan. 4, 1931, the son of Melvin H. and Anena L. (Haskell) Damon. Mr. Damon was a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Milena (Kovacz) Damon; four daughters, Diane Sterling of South Easton, Mass., Edith Polvinen of West Bridgewater, Mass., Natalie Damon of Worcester and Andrea Damon of Spencer; two sons, Richard Damon of Worcester and Roman Matuskovic with the U.S. Air Force in Vandenberg, Calif.; two brothers, Melvin Damon of East Dennis, Mass., and Richard Damon of West- minster, Vt.; one sister, Mary Brent of Westminster, Vt.; five grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Christ Episcopal Church at 1089 Stamford St., in Rochdale, Mass. Following cremation, burial of ashes will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Morrison Funeral Home at 1131 Main St., Leicester, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to: Cancer Care Fund, in care of The Memorial Foundation, 16 Shaffner St., Worcester, Mass. 01605. The family requests that flowers are omitted.

Dorothy Kelly, 75
NORTH WALPOLE Dorothy G. Kelly, 75, of Taylor Street died Friday (Nov. 8, 1996) at the Maplewood Nursing Home, Westmoreland, N.H. Mrs. Kelly retired from St. Johnsbury Trucking in Bellows Falls and worked for her parents at the Chimes Cafe in Bellows Falls and for H.A. Manning Publishing. She was a member of the Bellows Falls American Legion Auxiliary. She played semiprofessional basketball for the Bellows Falls Squaws, sang with the Keene (N.H.) Pops Choir, and served on the board of the Bellows Falls Senior Citizens. She was a former secretary for the village of North Walpole. Mrs. Kelly was a member of St. Peter's Church, was an officer of the Parish Council, was in the Altar Rosary Society, sang in the choir and was a Eucharistic Minister. Mrs. Kelly was an avid golfer and was a member of the Rockingham Country Club in Bellows Falls and the Hooper Country Club in Walpole. Mrs. Kelly was born May 30, 1921, in St. Louis, the daughter of John and Hester (Morrow) Goutas. She attended schools in Bellows Falls and was a 1940 graduate of Bellows Falls High School. She married Michael J. Kelly on Oct. 17, 1953 in North Walpole. Survivors include two sons, Michael J. Kelly of Groveton, N.H., and James P. Kelly of Walpole; one daughter, Susan K Latham of Walpole; three sisters, Marie Sullivan of Al1ston, Mass., Betty Ann Aldrich of Norwich, Vt., and Sophie Carpenter of Bellows Falls; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by a brother, Nicholas Goutas. Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter's Church in North Walpole. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery in Drewsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater New Hampshire Chapter, 5 Market Land, Concord, N.H. 03301 or to the Maplewood Nursing Home Activities Fund, Westmoreland, N.H. 03467.

Elinor Thompson, 79
MARLOW, N.H. -- Elinor F. Thompson, 79, died Wednesday (Nov. 6, 1996) at the Maplewod Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H. She was a lifelong resident of Marlow. Mrs. Thompson had worked at Legere's Beauty Salon before becoming a self-employed beautician. She later worked for many years at Keene State Library, retiring in 1982. Mrs. Thompson was a parishioner of the Marlow United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Rebekahs in Marlow and the Keene Senior Center. She was born in Marlow on Aug. 16, 1917, the daughter of Guy and Clarabell (Sargent) Elliot. Mrs. Thompson attended Marlow Schools, graduated from Vilas High School in Alstead and from Legere's Beauty Academy. Survivors include one son, Richard E. Thompson of Keene, and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Merle D. Thompson in 1979. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Marlow United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Village Cemetery in Marlow. There will be no visiting hours. The Fletcher Funeral Home of Keene is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to: New Hampshire Brain Injury Association, 21/2 Beacon St., Concord, N.H. 03301.

Evelyn Roy, 75
WINDSOR -- Evelyn E. Roy, 75, died Friday (Nov. 8, 1996) at the Linden Lodge in Brattleboro, Vt. She had lived in Claremont and Bellows Falls, and from 1945 to 1971, she and her husband lived in Connecticut. They then moved to Windsor. In 1991, Mrs. Roy moved to Hinsdale, N.H. to be near her daughter and later lived in Newfane, Vt. and Claremont before moving to Brattleboro in 1995. Mrs. Roy was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in Claremont and Brattleboro. She was born Dec. 10, 1920, in Claremont, the daughter of Edward J. and Elizabeth (Russell) Valley. She attended schools in Claremont. On Aug. 29, 1936, she married Elmer B. Roy in Bellows Falls, Vt. Mr. Roy died in 1982. She was pre-deceased by a brother and two sisters. Survivors include two sons, Russell L. Roy of Weathersfield, and James E. Roy of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; two daughters, Hazel Smart of Putney, Vt., and Sharon Underwood of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a half-brother, Eugene Valley of Charlestown; 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Brother Sam Harris officiating. Burial will be at the Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont.

Helena Fox, 87
BENTON, N.H. -- Helena T. Fox, 87, died Wednesday (Nov. 6, 1996) at the Glencliff Home for the Elderly following a long illness. Mrs. Fox was a Claremont native and resided there for most of her life. She had lived in Concord, N.H., for several years before moving to Glencliff in 1980. She was born in Claremont the daughter of Anthony and Helena Szklennik. Survivors include one brother, Chester Szklennik of Charlestown; one sister, Lumina Pastore of Shelburne, Vt. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis Fox. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today in the chapel of the Glencliff Home for the Elderly, Hilltop Road, Benton. Burial will be private. The Sprague Funeral Homes of Plymouth, N.H., is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to: Glencliff Home, Hilltop Road, Glencliff, N.H. 03238.

J. Douglas Page, 72
GUILFORD, N.H. -- J. Douglas Page, 72, of Old Lake Shore Road, died Saturday (Nov. 2, 1996) at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, N.H. Mr. Page had resided in Guilford for the past 12 years and previously resided in Sanbornton, N.H. for 15 years. He had worked for O'Shea's Department Store for many years and later for 20 years at New Hampshire Ball Bearing Inc. until retirement in 1989. During World War II, he served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army serving in Normandy, Northern France, the Rhineland, Central Europe and the African and Middle Eastern Theaters. He was awarded the Bronze Star and also received a letter from President Harry Truman. Mr. Page was a member and past commander of WilkinsSmith American Legion, past district commmander and past state vice commander. He was a former member of the Congregational Church of Laconia, N.H. Mr. Page started the Buddy Banquet at the Veterans Home. He was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, the son of Edwin and Olive (Webster) Page. Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Mary Ann Page of Guilford; two sons, David Page of Telluride, Colo., and Thomas Page ot" Walpole; three daughters, Debbie Small and Janet Wilkie, both of Oakland, Maine, and Mrs. Judy Kroeger of Madison, N.Y.; two stepdaughters, Vickie Kelly of Florence, Mass., and Tina Grant of Northfield, Vt.; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two brothers, William R. Page and Franklin Page. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home at 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance, with the Rev. E. Barent Grevatt, pastor of the Laconia Congregational Church officiating. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia. Visiting hours are from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, prior to the funeral. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: Community Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 578, Laconia, N.H. 03247-0578.

Josephine Shields, 79
WETHERSFIELD, Conn. Josephine H. Shields, 79, of Hartford, Conn., died Friday (Nov. 8, 1996) at a convalescent home. She had lived in Illinois before moving to Connecticut in 1967. Mrs. Shields had worked as a bank teller in several banks. She was a devoted mother to her five children. She was an active volunteer from the education of the young to the care of the elderly. She was a communicant of St. Augustine Church. Mrs. Shields was born in Claremont, the daughter of Victor and Adela (Gierko) Kolenda. Survivors include four sons, John V. Shields and Francis X. Shields, both of Elgin, Ill., and Frederick L. Shields and Jeffrey J. Shields, both of Haines, Ark.; a daughter, Sarah A. Shields of West Hartford, Conn.; two brothers, Chester Kolenda of Florida and Alfred Kolenda of Claremont; a sister, Lorraine Shupenko of Claremont; and five grandchildren. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at DillonBaxter Funeral Home, 1276 Berlin Turnpike, Wethersfield. Funeral services will be at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at the funeral home, followed at 9 a.m. by a mass of Christian burial at St. Augustine Church, 10 Campfield Ave., Hartford. Burial will be at 1 p.m. in St. Mary Cemetery in Claremont.

Justin Laundry, 13
NORTH HARTLAND, Vt. Justin Merrill Laundry, 13, died suddenly Friday (Nov. 8, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., as the result of a farming accident. He was an Upper Valley resident all his life. Justin had the ability to operate farm equipment as well as any adult. He loved other children and they were drawn to him by his personality and his physical stature. He was affectionately known as "Dough-boy." An avid sports fan and athlete, he was a letterman in football at Windsor Junior High School. He played on his school's basketball team and was a pitcher on the baseball team. He hit the only home run of last season. Justin was a fan of Notre Dame University and had recently received a handwritten letter from quarterback Ron Powlus. Justin was born Aug. 16, 1983, in Lebanon, the son of Stephen M. and Christine (Porter). He attended schools in Lebanon and for the last four years in Hartland, Vt., where he was a member of the eighth grade class at Hartland Elementary School. Survivors include his father, Stephen M. Laundry of North Hartland; his mother, Christine P. Rose of Windsor; two brothers, Christopher Laundry of Hartland, Kellan Rose of Windsor; a sister, Kayla Rose of Windsor; step-mother Tammie Kulo of North Hartland, two step-brothers, Adam Kulo and Aaron Kulo, both of Hartland; grandparents, Fayette "Pat" Laundry of Lebanon, Jan and Tim Labelle of Winchester, N.H., and Perry Porter of Plainfield; greatgrandmothers, Cora Newton of Bradford, Vt., and Frances Porter of White River Junction, Vt.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was pre-deceased by his grandmother, Joyce Laundry, who died in 1994. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Ricker Funeral Home, 56 School St., Lebanon. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Lebanon at School and Green Streets with the Rev. Dale Edwards officiating. Burial will be at Valley Cemetery in Lebanon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Justin Laundry Sports scholarship, The Hartland Elementary School Athletic Department, in care of Tracey TanCreti, Fairgrounds Road, Hartland, Vt. 05048.

Katherine McElreavy, 84
CLAREMONT -- Katherine R. McElreavy, 84, of Elm Street, died Sunday (Nov. 3, 1996) at Wentworth Douglas Hospital in Dover, N.H., after a sudden illness. Mrs. McElreavy was a Lempster native and lifetime area resident. She was employed by the city of Claremont in the Water and Sewer Department for many years until her retirement in 1975. Mrs. McElreavy was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Post No. 29 in Claremont as well as a member of the BPW. Mrs. McElreavy was an active volunteer in the March of Dimes. She was born in Lempster on April 11, 1912, the daughter of Thomas and Agnes Rowe. Survivors include her husband, Leonard McElreavy of Claremont; two sons, Larry McElreavy of Richmond, Va., and Bradley McElreavy of Juniper, Fla.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Madeline Bruno of Claremont; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one daughter, Jacqueline Rice in 1994. Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday in the Trinity Episcopal Church on Broad Street in Claremont with the Rev. David McIlhiney, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made to: Trinity Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 172, Claremont, N.H. 03743.

Karl Wright, 86
BELMONT, Vt. -- Karl E. Wright, 86, formerly of Belmont, died Sunday (Nov. 3, 1996) at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. Mr. Wright was a teacher and had worked for Wappingers Falls, N.Y., School for three years. He then taught junior and senior high school in Farmingdale, Long Island, N.Y., for many years and was chairman of the industrial arts department there until retirement in 1967. Mr. Wright served for several years on the Mount Holly Planning Board. He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland, Vt., where he served as vestry and as an usher. Mr. Wright served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a guard stationed at the Grumman Aircraft Factory in Bethpage, L.I., N.Y. He was a Mason of the Bethpage Lodge No. 975, F&AM, in East Wallingford, Vt., and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Belmont since 1960. Mr. Wright played piano for dance bands at the Catskills and Hague, N.Y. He was born in Watervliet, N.Y., on June 6, 1910, the son of Charles I. and Olivia (Olson) Wright. Mr. Wright graduated from Coxsackie High School in New York, attended the Troy Music Conservatory and graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz. He received his bachelor of science and master's of arts degrees from Oswego State University. Survivors include his wife, Bette (Stalder) Wright of Belmont; three daughters, Karen S. Gwise of Lakeland, Fla., Cynthia J. Clark-Smith of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mary-lynn S. Wright of Chester; one brother, James L. Wright of Fort Salonga, N.Y.; one sister, Betty Stuart of Earlton, N.Y.; and four grandsons. He was predeceased by one brother, Judson Wright. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Rutland. Burial will follow in the Mechanicsville Cemetery in Belmont. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Clifford Funeral Home in Rutland. A Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to: Mount Holly Rescue Squad, Mount Holly, Vt. 05758.

Loretta Benware, 72
CORNISH -- Loretta L. Benware, 72, of Route 120, died Tuesday (Nov. 5, 1996) at her home following a long illness. She had been a Cornish resident since 1946. Mrs. Benware worked as a stitcher at the International Shoe Shop and Cemel Shoe many years ago. She was born in Gramby, Quebec, Canada on Oct. 8, 1924, the daughter of Edward A. and Lorenza L. (Southiere) Hardy. On Feb. 2, 1946, she married Alfred Benware. Survivors include her husband, Alfred J. Benware of Cornish; one son, Edward A. Benware of Cornish; two daughters, Beverly F. Lord of Claremont and Mrs. David (Gail M.) Ashe of Lebanon, N.H.; four grandsons; one great-grandson; one brother, Rosaire Oliver Hardy of Claremont; and nieces, nephews and She was predeceased by two brothers, Girard Hardy in 1957 and Roland Hardy in 1991; and one sister, Theresa Myotte in 1990. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor of St. Joseph Church, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Lynn Ferland, 38
CLAREMONT -- Lynn A. Ferland, 38, of Bowker Street, died Saturday (Nov. 2, 1996) after a long and courageous battle with leukemia. She had been a Claremont resident since 1978, previously residing in Jaffrey, N.H. Mrs. Ferland had been employed by Valley Regional Hospital for one year and more I recetly by Interim Healthcare in Manchester, N.H. She had also worked as a camp nurse at Camp Walt Whitman in Pike, N.H., during the summer of 1993. Mrs. Ferland was a loving wife and devoted mother. She was born in Peterbourough, N.H., on Dec. 8, 1957, the daughter of Lester and Toini (Walkonen) Parker. Mrs. Ferland was a 1975 graduate of Conant High School and a 1993 graduate of Claremont Vocational Technical College with an associate degree in nursing. Survivors include her husband, Charles "Chuck" Ferland of Claremont; two sons, Gabriel Ferland and Timothy Ferland, both of Claremont; two daughters, Danielle Ferland and Jessica Ferland, both of Claremont; her father, Lester Parker of Jaffrey; two sisters, Carol Flowers of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, and Bethany Lundsted of Jaffrey; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at noon Tuesday in the First Baptist Church on Main Street in Claremont with the Rev. Kevin Cross, pastor, officiating. Cremation will follow and committal services will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Ferland Children Education Fund, in care of Charles Ferland, Bowker Street, Claremont, N.H. 03743. Arrangements are under the direction of Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont.

Madeline French, 5
ATHENS, Vt. -- Madeline May "Maddie" French, 5, of McCuster Road, died Tuesday (Nov. 5, 1996) as the result of a house fire. Maddie was a member of the kindergarten class in Saxtons River. She was born on Dec. 4, 1990, in Brattleboro, Vt., the daughter of Roger French and Diane (Wellington) Blake. Survivors include her parents of Athens; one half-sister, Dawn Blake of Athens; one half-brother, Christian Mack of Windsor; her paternal grandmother, Marguerite French of Walpole; her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Wellington of Stratford, Conn.; and aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls. Burial will take place in the Walpole Cemetery. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Marcel Pepin, 76
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Marcel L. Pepin, 76, formerly of Claremont, died Tuesday (Nov. 5, 1996) at Resurrection Nursing Home in Park Ridge. He had been Claremont resident for many years, then resided in many different cities as his career mandated until he settled in Park Ridge. Mr. Pepin began his career with the local Montgomery Ward Co. in Claremont. He continued working for them for many years around the country. He then worked for the Spiegel Co. as an executive vice president until retirement. He was born in Canada on July 14, 1920, the son of Samuel and Delores Pepin. Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Sophie K. (Kolomitsky) Pepin of Park Ridge; two sons, Paul S. Pepin and James M. Pepin; one daughter, Helen D. Anderson; five grandchildren; one brother, Gilles Pepin of Claremont and Florida; and three sisters, Aline Desbiens, Giselle Chase and Rita Vigneault, all of Claremont. The funeral procession will begin at noon on Saturday from the Ryan-Parke Funeral Home of Park Ridge to St. Paul of the Cross Church for a Mass at 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Mary Freitas, 78
SPRINGFIELD -- Mary K. Freitas, 78, of Hall Street, died Sunday (Nov. 3, 1996) at her home following a brief illness. She was a Springfield native and lifetime resident. Mrs. Freitas was employed at the Bryant Grinder Ex-cello Corp. and later at Jones & Lamson Machine Tool for more than 25 years. Mrs. Freitas was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Springfield and a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Mrs. Frietas was a member of the Women of the Moose, Lodge No. 679. She was born in Springfield on July 5, 1918, the daughter of Julian and Christinia (Borotko) Krupsky. Mrs. Freitas attended Springfield schools and was a graduate of Springfield High School. On May 26, 1942, she married Frank A. Freitas Jr. in Bellows Falls. He recently died on Oct. 1, 1996. Survivors include two daughters, Sylvia C. Johnston of Emerald Isle, N.C., and Linda F. Gaffney of Huntersville, N.C.; one son, Joseph P. Freitas of Springfield; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Adam Krupsky of Unity; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Steve Krupsky and Joe Krupsky. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church with the Rev. James M. Shea, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Springfield. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary's Church Building Fund, 40 Summer St., Springfield, Vt. 05156; or to: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0552.

Marie Wright, 82
WALPOLE -- marie L. Wright, 82, of Good Circle, died Wednesday (Nov. 6, 1996) at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H. Miss Wright, was a schoolteacher and taught elementary school in Weare, N.H., Beverly, Mass., and Walpole for 27 years, retiring in 1977. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Miss Wright was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Church in Walpole. Miss Wright grew up on the Hooper Estate, now known as the Hooper Golf Club, where she was a lifelong member. She was an avid golfer and a former Hooper Golf Club Women's Champion. She was born in Walpole on Apirl 1, 1914, the daughter of Lewis J. and Ida M. (Brunell) Wright. Miss Wright was a graduate of Walpole High School, and in the 1950s she received her teaching degree from Keene State College. She was predeceased by her sister, Annabelle Wright Dupree. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Anthony DiRusso officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the Walpole Cemetery. Calling hours are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. prior to the service in the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St., Bellows Falls. Memorial contributions may be made to: Walpole Rescue, Walpole, N.H. 03608.

Stanley Monroe, 73
CLAREMONT -- Stanley J. "John" Monroe, 73, formerly of Union Block, died Saturday (Nov. 2, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital following a long illness. He had been a lifelong area resident. Mr. Monroe had been employed as a powder room technician by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., in Windsor. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Army. He was born in Windsor on June 27, 1923, the son of Harrison and Lena (Bushey) Monroe. Survivors inclkude his wife, Janet (Hokkanen) Monroe of Claremont; three daughters, Felicia Shoneck of Endicott, N.Y., Deanne Roderick of Hudson, Mass., and Gail Wellman of Milford, Mass; two sons, Herbert Monroe of Lebanon, N.H., and Stanley Monroe Jr., of Claremont; several grandchildren; two brothers, Norman Monroe Sr. of Claremont and Theodore Monroe of White River Junction, Vt.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Albert Monroe in 1990. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport with the Rev. Larry Wilson, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, officiating. There will be no visiting hours. The Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont is in charge of the arrangements.

Sybil deNeergaard, 86
YARMOUTH, Mass. -- Sybil deNeergaard, 86, died Monday (Nov. 4, 1996) at her home folliwing a brief illness. She moved to Yarmouth in 1977, she had previously resided in Vermont since 1955 and had come to the United States from war tom England in 1946.
Mrs. deNeergaard was a ballet dancer and instructor originally studying under Laurent Novkoff and took classes from prominent teachers in Spanish, ballroom and musical comedy dance. She took and passed with honors, the Cecchetti Teacher's Examination Certificate in Ballet in England. Mrs. deNeergaard was an assistant teacher in a London ballet school for a number of years before World War II forced its closing, although she continued to perform with ballet groups. Once moved to the United States she taught in the Reanita Dance School in Jackson, Mich., the Tenafly Public School System in New Jersey and after moving to Vermont taught classes in Ludlow, Rutland and Springfield. Mrs. deNeergaard then became choreographer and instructor for the Springfield Community Theater. For seven years she was the principal teacher of Meril Ashley, who became a famous ballerina in the New York Ballet under Georges Balanchine. Mrs. deNeergaard gave special performances using dance as worship in several Vermont Churches. Eventually she concentrated on giving classes in Springfield at the Miller Art Center until 1975.

She was born, raised and educated in London, England. Survivors include her husband, Eigh "Ike" deNeergaard of Yarmouth; two daughters, Peggy deNeergaard of Yarmouth and S. Jane deNeergaard of Naples, Fla.; five grandchildren; one niece; and ] one great-nephew. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Doane, Beal and Ames Funeral Home on Route 134, South Dennis, Mass. Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice Association of Cape Cod, 923 Route 6A, Yarmouthport, Mass. 02675.

Tom Dickson, 34
RUTLAND, Vt. -- Tom Eberhardt Dickson, 34, died Friday (Nov. 1, 1996) in Mendon, Vt. He was born in Fort Gordon, Ga., on Dec. 6, 1961, the son of James and Gloria (Kieferle) Dickson. Survivors include one daughter, Sierra Dickson of Danby, Vt.; one son, Tom Dickson of Rutland; his companion, Michelle Rogers, with whom he made his home in Rutland; his parents, of Rutland; two sisters, Gloria Lewis of Revenell, S.C., and Shirley Uhler of Shrewsbury, Vt.; three brothers, James Dickson of Manhattan, Kan., Stewart Dickson of Claremont and Jack Dickson of Rutland; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A graveside service is pending for Tuesday at the Vermont Veteran Cemetery in Randolph. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Aldous Funeral Home at 44 North Main St. in Rutland. Memorial donations may be made to: Dickson Educational Fund, in care of Shirley Uhler, RR 1, Box 689A, Cuttingsville, Vt. 05738.


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