Alphie Lemire, 82
ROCHESTER, N.H. Alphie W. Lemire, 82, of Harvard Street, died Tuesday
(Nov. 26, 1996) at the Rochester Manor after a period of failing health.
He was a lifelong Rochester resident. Mr. Lemire was a former employee
of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He was a life member of the Rochester
Lodge of Elks No. 1393. Mr. Lemire was a member of the Club Victoire. He
was born in Rochester on Feb. 5, 1914, the son of Alfred and Mathilda (Bolduc)
Lemire. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Landry) Lemire of Rochester;
one son, Donald Lemire of Claremont; one brother, Edgar Lemire of Rochester;
one sister, Muriel Redaud of Dover; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
and several nieces nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial will
be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Rosary Church in Rochester. Burial
will take place in Holy Rosary Cemetery in Rochester. Visiting hours are
from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the H.J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177
North Main St., Rochester. Memorial donations may be made to: Elks Scholarship
Fund, P.O. Box 1393, Rochester, N.H. 03866.
Alice Lovell, 82
CHARLESTOWN -- Alice Elizabeth Lovell, 82, died Tuesday (Dec. 3, 1996)
at her home after a brief illness. She had been a Charlestown resident
for 32 years. Mrs. Lovell worked many years ago for the Murray Heel Co.
and the Walpole Wire Co., both in North Walpole. She was a member of the
V.F.W. Post No. 8497 Ladies Auxiliary in Charlestown. Mrs. Lovell attended
the Baptist Church of Bellows Falls. She was born in Plympton, Mass., on
July 14, 1914, the daughter of Fred Winslow and Leola Hepzabah (Chamberlain)
Dennett. On Nov. 5, 1953, she married Claude L. "Bud" Lovell Jr. He died
Dec. 4, 1994. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Leigh Bailey of Charlestown
and Marsha Louise Hayes of North Charlestown; four sons, Thomas Owen McHugh
of Burlington, Vt., Stan Michael Mitchell of Seattle, Wash., Joseph Everett
Mitchell Jr., of Woodbridge, Va., and Claude Lewis "Herman" Lovell III
of Littleton, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister,
Esther Forbes of Plympton; also nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by one sister, Edna Louise Holmes; and four brothers, James Winslow Dennett,
Milford Harley Dennett, John Bradford Dennett and Charles Adelbert Dennett.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Charlestown Memorial
Chapel with the Rev. Francis Grillone, pastor of the Independence Baptist
Church, officiating. Interment will follow in the Pine Crest Cemetery.
There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Independence
Baptist Church, P.O. Box 14, Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101; or to: Charlestown
Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 369, Charlestown, N.H. 03603.
Alta Townes, 57
WEST SWANZEY, N.H. Alta Lucile Townes, 57, of Eaton Road, died Sunday
(Dec. 1, 1996) at her home. Miss Townes taught first grade for four years
in Maryland, English as a second language in the Peace Corps in Iran for
two years, and then taught in the Brattleboro School for International
Training. She also taught in New York City and Switzerland. She came to
Keene, N.H., in 1974, as a professor of dance. She co-founded, was co-director
and co-led the Center for Psycho Synthesis Education at the Hill Center
in Walpole, N.H., from 1970 to 1980. Miss Townes continued to be active
in the field, in particular, to applying theories of dance and movement
to the teaching of psycho synthesis, gifted education and teacher training.
She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 6, 1939, the daughter of William
and Leslie (Morris) Townes. Miss Townes graduated from Coral Gables, Fla.,
High School; Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C. in 1961; UCLA in 1962,
and received her master's degree in 1980 from Smith College. Survivors
include her parents, William and Leslie Townes of Weaverville, N.C.; and
one brother, Brookes Townes of WeavervilIe. A memorial service will be
conducted at a later date at Keene State Co11ege. There are no calling
hours. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Alta L. Townes
Memorial Dance Prize, in care of Keene State College, Office of Advancement,
229 Main St., Keene, N.H. 03431. The Fletcher Funeral Home of Keene is
in charge of the arrangements.
Arthur Cram, 79
BARRINGTON, N.H. Arthur Thomas Cram, 79, of Young Road, died Tuesday
(Dec. 3, 1996) at Genesis Elder Care in Laconia, N.H., after a period of
failing health. Mr. Cram had been a Barrington resident for the past 25
years. He taught industrial arts in Pittsfield, N.H., Reading, Mass., and
Quincy, Mass. At Springfield High School, he served as vocational director
from 1966 to 1970. For one year he also worked in the Vermont State Department
of Education. In 1977, he retired from the New Hampshire State Department
of Education as consultant of adult education and apprenticeship training.
For a period he had worked for the Raytheon Co. as a training engineer.
Mr. Cram was a musician and played the saxophone in various area bands,
including the Rochester City Band, Epsom Band and the Seacoast Wind Ensemble.
He was a member of the American Federation of Musicians Union. He was a
past master of Granite Lodge from 1945-1946; he received his 50-year award
in 1991. Mr. Cram was a member of the Strafford Lodge No. 29 F.&A.M.
Mr. Cram was also a member of the Major Waldron Sportsman Club. He was
born in Manchester, N.H., on Oct. 16, 1917, the son of Arthur T. and Sarah
(McDuKee) Cram Sr. He was a 1940 graduate of Keene Teachers College. Survivors
include his wife of 55 years, Frances (Ramsdell) Cram of Barrington; one
son, Eric T. Cram of Perkinsville; one daughter, Melissa Moore of Loudon,
N.H.; and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m.
Monday in the chapel of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South
Main St., Rochester, N.H., with the Rev. Stephen Ludwick officiating. There
will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers
to: Genesis Elder Care, Resident Council Fund in care of Jennifer Pilling,
175 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, N.H. 03246.
Herbert LaMears, 67
Arthur LeClair, 74 CHARLESTOWN -- Arthur LeClair, 74, formerly of Milton,
Mass., died Monday (Nov. 25, 1996) as the result of an automobile accident.
He had worked for several years as a salesman and later drove a truck for
Commonwealth Plumbing and the P.V. Sullivan Plumbing Supply Co. During
World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Mr. LeClair will be
missed by his faithful dog, Lady and his cat. He was born in Milton, Mass.,
the son of Joseph and Catherine LeClair. Mr. LaClair attended Milton schools.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou (White-Williamson) LeClair of Charlestown
and Plymouth, Mass.; two sons, Stephen LeClair of Coral Springs, Fla.,
and Robert LeClair of Gilford, N.H.; two stepsons, Richard Williamson and
Brian Williamson of Plymouth; one stepdaughter, Gale Alger Wilcox of Dennis,
Mass.; four grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren. A Funeral Mass
was celebrated on Saturday in St. Mary l Church in West Quincy, Mass. A
graveside service was held following the Mass in St. Mary Cemetery in West
Quincy. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers in his name to:
Pediatric Diabetes Research, 1 Joslin Place, Boston, Mass 02115.
Bernard Fairbrother, 80
PITTSFIELD, Vt. -- Bernard F. Fairbrother, 80, of Orlando, Fla., died
Sunday (Dec. 1, 1996) at his home. Mr. Fairbrother had resided in Orlando
for the past 17 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II,
and remained in the military for 28 years, retiring as sergeant major.
He later worked as a machinist for General Electric in Rutland, Vt., for
10 years. Mr. Fairbrother had also served as Pittsfield town clerk. Survivors
include one halfbrother, Louis Lasonde of Saxtons River; and nieces and
nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Alberta (Buzzell) Fairbrother.
A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Warren Village
Cemetery in Warren, Vt. There are no visiting hours. The Perkins-Parker
Funeral Home of Waterbury, Vt., is in charge of the arrangements.
Brian Lagerberg, 26
KEENE, N.H. -- Brian K. Lagerberg, 26, of Gilsum Road, died Sunday
(Dec. 1, 1996) in Walpole. He was a lifelong Keene resident. Mr. Lagerberg
had worked at Michael Dec's Pub in Bellows Falls. He was born in Keene
on Oct. 22, 1970, the son of Arthur D. Rondo and Nancy Lagerberg. Mr. Lagerberg
attended Keene schools. Survivors include his parents of Winchester, N.H.;
two sisters, Nicole Nebelski of Groton, Conn., and Michelle Cross of Winchester;
his maternal grandmother, Josephine Lagerberg of Keene; his paternal grandmother,
Josephine Howard of Wells, Maine; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces
and nephews. A graveside service was held Wednesday at Monadnock View Cemetery
in West Keene. The Foley Funeral Home of Keene was in charge of the arrangements.
Catherine Spinelli, 52
BELLOWS FALLS -- Catherine Spinelli, 52, of Old Terrace, died Thursday
(Dec. 5, 1996) at her daughter's home after a long illness. Ms. Spinelli
was a hairdresser and had worked for Unique's Styling Salon for many years,
then owned and operated Cathy's Riverview Salon at Riverview Apartments
in Bellows Falls for the past several years, leaving due to ill health.
She was born in Bellows Falls on March 14, 1944, the daughter of John and
Alice (Kiniry) Spinelli. Ms. Spinelli was a 1962 graduate of Bellows Falls
High School and a Keene (N.H.) Beauty Academy graduate. Survivors include
her mother of Westmoreland, N.H.; one daughter, Jacqueline Benware of Bellows
Falls; one sister, Karen Stenson of Jacksonville, Vt.; and three granddaughters.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Fenton &
Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, with the Rev. James McShane officiating.
Burial will take place at the convenience of the family. Visiting hours
are for one hour prior to the service Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses.
Charles Danielson, 45
WINDSOR -- Charles Eric Danielson, 45, died Tuesday (Dec. 3, 1996)
at home after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Danielson moved to the Upper
Valley in 1970. He had multifaceted talents to work in many fields. He
was an accomplished equipment operator, logger and stone mason, among other
things, and his ability to work hard and motivate others was legendary.
He was born in San Diego, Calif., into a large Navy family on July 19,
1951. Survivors include his companion of many years, Lynn MacGillivray
of Windsor; her two sons, Lt. Cmdr. Michael Eberhardt of Atsugi, Japan,
and Rob Eberhardt of Brookline, Mass.; her two daughters, Jennifer Eberhardt
of Dennisport, Mass., and Heidi Eberhardt of Allston, Mass.; one son, Eric
Charles of Sharon, Vt.; four sisters, Susan Marshall of Manitou Springs,
Colo., Judy Danielson of Garland, Texas, Pam Crobar of Whitefish, Mont.,
and Sharon Bolin of Pickerington, Ohio; and one brother, Michael Compton
of Federal Way, Wash. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday
at Trinity Church, Route 12A, in Cornish. Please dress warmly. The Knight
Funeral Home of Windsor is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Gove, 83
WINDSOR -- Dorothy Gove, 83, died Sunday (Dec. 1, 1996) at the Mt.
Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Mrs. Gove was an area resi-
dent all her life. She was employed as a hair-dresser in the Windsor area
for many years, retiring from M'Lord and M'Lady Beauty Salon in Windsor.
Mrs. Gove was a member of the Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church
in Windsor where she was active in the Gleaners. She was born in Ludlow
on Nov. 11, 1913, the daughter of Harley and Eliza (Ray) Jack- Mrs. Gove
attended school in Ludlow and was a Black River Academy graduate. On Dec.
31, 1934, she married John Gove. He died in 1936. Survivors include one
daugh- ter, Eleanor Brindisi of Sauquoit, N.Y.; three grand-daughters;
eight great-grand- children; one niece; one nephew; and several cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rachel S. Harlow
United Methodist Church in Windsor with the Rev. Robert J. Hun- demann,
pastor, officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Strafford Cemetery
in Strafford, Vt. Visiting hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday prior to
the ser- vice. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: Rachel
S. Harlow United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 756, Wind- sor, Vt. 05089.
The Knight Funeral Home in W indsor is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy Robinson, 70
CLAREMONT -- Dorothy M. Robinson, 70, died Tuesday (Dec. 3, 1996) at
her home after a short illness. She was a lifelong Claremont resident.
Mrs. Robinson had worked at Valley Regional Hospital for 10 years in Central
Supply Services in the operating room, retiring in 1975. Mrs. Robinson
loved to sing and dance, especially ballroom and tap dancing, for which
she received many awards. She was born in Claremont on Jan. 19, 1929, the
daughter of Julian and Anelda (Benoit) Vigneault. Mrs. Robinson attended
St. Mary School and was the first baton twirler at the school. On Dec.
26, 1942, she married Theodore P. Robinson. Survivors include her husband,
Theodore Robinson of Claremont; one daughter, Sandra Watkins of Camaillo,
Calif.; two sons, Terry Robinson of Derry, N.H., and Wayne Robinson of
Nobleboro, Maine; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother,
Julian Vigneault II, of Liberty, Miss.; and one nephew. A Mass of Christian
burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Church in Claremont.
Interment will follow in the Cavendish Village Cemetery in Cavendish, Vt.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Stringer
Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made
in her name to: St. Mary Church Renovation Fund, 32 Pearl St., Claremont,
N.H. 03743; or to: Norris Cotton Cancer Cente", One Medical Center Drive,
Lebanon, N.H. 03756-0001.
Dorothy Trombley, 98
DERRY, N.H. -- Dorothy P. Trombley, 93, of Wren Court, died Sunday
(Dec. 1, 1996) at the Parkland Medical Center after a brief illness. Mrs.
Trombley had been a Derry resident for the past 50 years. She was a member
and past president of the Bussiness and Professional Women's Club in Derry.
Mrs. Trombley was a communicant of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Derry where
she was a member of the Tabernacle Society and the Catholic Daughters of
the Americas. She was born in Pepperell, Mass., the daughter of Joseph
and Lillian (Hebert) Paradise Jr. Mrs. Trombley was a graduate of Pinkerton
Academy in Derry. Survivors include her husband, George S. Trombley of
Derry; two daughters, M. Carol Levesque of Raymond, Maine, and Jeannine
McCollough of Derry; one son, Robert C. Trombley of Sunapee; eight grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Monica Starrett of Plantation, Fla.;
and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Richard C. Trombley;
and one brother, Francis Paradise. A Mass of Chrstian burial will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Crystal Avenue, Derry.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in East Derry. Visiting hours will
be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Peabody Funeral Home, 15
Birch St., Derry.
Edna Parry, 77
WESTMINSTER, Vt. Edna Carrie Parry, 77, of Morse Brook Road and a Maplewood
Nursing Home resident since June, died Friday (Nov. 29, 1996) after a period
of failing health. Mrs. Parry was employed for a number of years at New
England Kurn Hattin Homes, pPreviously working in the Brattleboro-Bellows
Falls area providing care for the elderly. Mrs. Parry was a member of the
Drewsville Seventh Day Adventist Church where for many years she was involved
with church activities. She was a charter member of the Seventh Day Adventist
Church in Bellows Falls. Mrs. Parry enjoyed working in her vegetable garden,
baking novelty cakes and sewing. Mrs. Parry was the owner of a lady bug
collection. She was born in Westmoreland, N.H., on March 31, 1919, the
daughter of Clark and Emma (Felch) Kathan. Mrs. Parry attended schools
in Westmoreland and Walpole including Walpole High School. On Aug. 29,
1937, she married Russell Parry in Walpole. He died in May 1987. Survivors
include one son, George Parry of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Pearl
Bulow of Alcorn, Wis., and Ethel Pike of Westminster; three brothers, Oliver
Kathan of Newport, Clark Kathan Jr., of Malone, N.Y., and Earl Kathan of
Bellows Falls; two sisters, Grace Musgrove of Saxtons River and Laura Kay
of Walpole; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces
and nephews. She was predeceased by one son, Roland Parry; two brothers,
Elmore Kathan and Wayland Kathan; and one granddaughter, Julie Parry. Funeral
services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Congregational Church
in Westminster with Pastor Richard Wright, former pastor of the Drewsville
Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the family
lot in New Westminster Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight
at the Atamaniuk Funeral Home, 11 Terrace St., Brattleboro. Memorial contributions
may be made in her name to: The Drewsville Seventh Day Adventist Church
Steeple Fund, P.O. Box 34, Drewsville, N.H. 03604.
Elaine Tibbetts-Royce, 51
YORK, Maine -- Elaine Tibbetts-Royce, 51, of Perkins Drive, died Nov.
24, 1996, at York Hospital after a long illness. Mrs. Tibbetts-Royce was
a frequent visitor to Charlestown with her husband, John Royce, formerly
of Charlestown. She enjoyed attending local events. She was a librarian
at the University of New Hampshire in Durham for 29 years, recently leaving
her job due to her health. Mrs. Tibbetts-Royce was a communicant of St.
Christopher-by-the-Sea Church and a member of the Ultreya, the St. Christopher
prayer line and Helping Hands. She was born in Gardiner, Maine, on Aug.
24, 1945, the daughter of Walter E. and Yvonne (Duguay) Tibbetts. Mrs.
Tibbetts-Royce was a graduate of Mount Merici School in Waterville, Maine,
and received a degree in secretarial studies at Burdette College in Boston,
Mass. On May 9, 1981, she married John C. Royce in St. Christopher Church
in York. Survivors include her husband, John Royce of York; one daughter,
Nichole of York; her mother, Yvonne Tibbetts of York; and one brother,
Charles Tibbetts of Auburn, Maine. A funeral Mass was held Wednesday (Nov.
27, 1996) in the St. Christopher Church in York with the Rev. James Morrison
officiating. Interment was in First Parish Cemetery. Arrangements were
handled by the Lucas and Eaton Funeral Home of York.
Fred Barry, 82
KEENE, N.H. -- Fred L. Barry, 82, of Union Street, died Thursday (Nov.
28, 1996) at the Cheshire Medical Center after a period of failing health.
Mr. Barry was in the field of' education his whole career. He first taught
in Enfield (N.H.) High School. After military service where he also taught,
he worked for the Veterans Adminstration supervising veterans who were
returning to college on the G.I. Bill of Rights, and most of this work
was at Dartmouth College. In 1948, he was offered an interim teaching position
at Keene Teachers College, which became a long-term commitment. During
his time at Keene State College he wore many different hats including:
adminstrative assistant to President Young from 1948-50; superintendent
of buildings and grounds, 1950-54; dean of men and financial Aid officer,
1955-64; and alumni director 1965-77. During World War II, he served in
the U.S. Army where he was assigned to teach in the Army Clerical and Administration
School at Fort Eustis, Va., from 1941 to 1945. Seen as Mr. Barry's most
important contribution at Keene was his role, first as president and later
as executive director, of the Alumni Association. The association had been
started by Sprague Drenan almost as a hobby, and was developed by Mr. Barry
into a complete, college-staffed organization. He became director in 1965,
a post he held until his retirement. At that time he was honored by his
alma mater by giving his name to the Alumni Center: The Barry Alumni Center
in Eliot Hall. Other awards and honors over the years included: KSC Alumni
Award, Service of Intercollegiate Athletes, 1972; KSC Alumni Service Award,
25 years of Dedicated Service, 1973; Sprague Drenan Award, 1989. He was
an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Church and served on many
committees. Mr. Barry had a hobby, Vermont humor, which he developed into
a program of readings and monologues, which was much in demand by local
organizations. Mr. Barry also enjoyed gardening, boating and family camping.
He was born in Springfield on Jan. 17, 1914, the son of Leonides H. and
Ruth S. (Hammond) Barry. Mr. Barry's family moved when he was quite young
to Charlestown and he grew up there and graduated from Charlestown High
School. From there he went to Keene Normal School and received a bachelor
of education in 1936. He later earned advanced degrees from Bates College,
1950; from Boston University, ' 1955; and an honary doctorate from Keene
State College in 1980. To honor Mr. Barry's many contributions to his alma
mater, The Fred L. Barry Fellowship for graduate students will be offered
by the Keene Endowment Association at Keene State College. Survivors include
his wife of 54 years, Jane F. (Abbott) Barry of Keene; two sons, John Abbott
Barry of San Carlos, Calif., and James Hammond Barry of Laconia, N.H.;
one sister, Mildred L. Prouty of Charlestown; one grandson; and several
nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21,
at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church,, 59 Washington St., in Keene.
Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: The Fred L. Barry
Fellowship Fund, in care of Endowment Associa.tion, 229 Main St., Keene,
N.H. 03431. The Fletcher Funeral Home of Keene is in charege of the arrangements.
Gail Leach, 64
DAVIE, Fla. -- Gail E. Leach, 64, Hunt Ridge Road, died Thursday (Nov.
28, 1996) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Mrs. Leach had been a summer resident
of Sunapee since 1960, she was a former resident of Enfield, Conn., and
Suffield, Conn., prior to moving to Florida in 1989 for the winters. She
was born in Springfield, Mass., on June 20, 1930, the daughter of Roy S.
and Ethel (Ames) Anderson. Mrs. Leach was a graduate of Enfield (Conn.)
High School. Survivors include her husband, Herbert J. Leach of Davie,
Fla.; one son, Robert S. Leach of South Kingston, R.I.; two daughters,
Lori G. Leach Fernandes of Lima, Peru and Amy E. Das of Enfield; and five
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the
Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, Conn. Burial will
be in Enfield Street Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7
to 9 p.m. Monday at the chapel. Memorial donations may be made to: Suffield
Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 388, Enfield, Conn. 06078.
Gloria Fairbanks, 71
WALPOLE -- Gloria Ellen Fairbanks, 71, of School Street, died Saturday
(Nov. 30, 1996) at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H. Mrs. Fairbanks
had worked for Worcester County National Bank in Fitchburg, Mass., and
had been a bookkeeper in the town offices of Lunenburg, Mass. She was born
in Fitchburg on March 15, 1925, the daughter of Walfrid and Elli (Raasio)
Hakola. Mrs. Fairbanks was a Fitchburg High School graduate. Survivors
include one daughter, Diane Johnson of Walpole; one brother, Edwin W. Hakola
of Townsend, Mass.; two grandchildren; and an aunt, uncle, nieces, nephews
and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Warren T. Fairbanks. He
died in 1995. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday
at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg. The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral
Home of Bellows Falls is in charge of the arrangments. Memorial donations
may be made to: Walpole Volunteer Ambulance Corps., Box 226, Walpole, N.H.
Grace Currier, 86
EAST PLAINFIELD Grace May Currier, 86, died Monday (Dec. 2, 1996) at
Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a long illness. She was a lifetime
resident of East Plainfield and' Meriden. Mrs. Currier had worked for many
years in the woolen mills of Enfield, N.H., and Hartford, Vt. She was later
employed by Split Ballbearing for 10 1/2 years, retiring in 1977. She was
a longtime member of the Meriden Baptist Church. Mrs. Currier was an avid
cook. She was born in Meriden on Oct. 3, 1910, the daughter of Alfred and
Mehitabel (Hershey) Bean. Mrs. Currier attended Meriden schools and Kimball
Union Academy. Survivors include two brothers, Herbert Bean of Cornish
and Raymond Bean of Holyoke, Mass.; three sisters, Louise Toll of Hooksett,
N.H., Lena Gavel of Salem, N.H., and Helen Eisenhower of Reading, Mass.;
one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews
and She was predeceased by her husband, Franklin Currier in 1982; one son,
Richard Currier; four brothers, Sonny Bean, Clifford Bean, Robert Bean
and Ralph Bean; and two sisters, Angie Clark and Evelyn Raptis. Funeral
services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ricker Funeral Home in
Lebanon, N.H., with the Rev. Harold Jones officiating. Burial will be at
a later date in Glenwood Cemetery in Lebanon. Visiting hours are from 7
to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to:
Alzheimer's Association-GNHC, 5 Market Lane, First Floor, Concord, N.H.
Harriet Stevens, 98
ENFIELD, N.H. -- Harriet Warren Stevens, 98, died Monday (Dec. 2, 1996)
at the Alice Peck Day Extended Care Facility in Lebanon, N.H. She was a
lifelong Enfield resident. Mrs. Stevens taught school in the area for a
short time. She worked as a telephone operator for New England Bell Telephone
Co. in Enfield for 38 years, beginning as a night operator when she was
in high school. Mrs. Stevens served as the Enfield tax collector for many
years, taking over the job from her husband due to his death in 1954. She
was the state treasurer of the Women's Relief Corps and a member of the
American Legion Auxiliary and Athena Club in Enfield. Mrs. Stevens was
also a member for more than 75 years and past matron in the Relham Chapter
of the Order of Eastern Star of Enfield. Mrs. Stevens attended the Enfield
United Methodist Church. She was born in Enfield on Sept. 7, 1898, the
daughter of George F. and Mary Ellen (Hall) Pettengill. Mrs. Stevens was
an Enfield High School graduate. She was married to Henry Hough. He died
in 1928. She later married Percy Stevens. He died in 1954. Survivors include
two daughters, Janice Staggs of Enfield and Jean Hunt of Fort Myers, Fla.;
one stepson, Carroll Stevens of Hawaii; one foster child, Betty Bacher
of Claremont; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces,
nephews and Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ricker
Funeral Home in Enfield with the Rev. Cecelia Engelhardt officiating. Burial
will be in the spring in Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield. Visiting hours
are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions
may be made to: Enfield United Methodist Church Vestry Fund, in care of
Gloria Oakes, Enfield, N.H. 03748.
Herbert LaMears, 67
ALSTEAD -- Herbert H. LaMears, 67, of Hill Road, died Wednesday (Nov.
27, 1996) at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Med- ical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
Mr. LaMears was a lifelong area resident. He worked for Moore and Thompson
Paper Mill of Bellows Falls, Jones and Lamson in Springfield and with Louie
Beauchaine he owned and operated the Auto- matic Transmission Service Center
in Langdon until he retired due to ill health in 1974. He was a member
of the American Legion, Pierce Law- ton Post No. 37 in Bellows Falls. Mr.
LaMears was a life mem- ber of the National Rifle As- sociation. He was
born in Alstead on Sept. 29, 1929, the son of Margaret Ethel LaMears. Mr.
LaMears attended schools in Alstead. On Aug. 25, 1962, he married Janice
Gabert. Survivors include his wife, Janice LaMears of Alstead; one daughter,
Cheryl Cannon of Acworth; three sons, Herbert H. LaMears Jr., of North
Caro- lina, Scott LaMears of East Alstead and Lewis LaMears of Alstead;
and five grand- children. A graveside memorial service will be held at
1 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 7, 1996) at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Alstead. There
will be no visiting hours. The Fenton & Hennessey Fu- neral Home of
Bellows Falls is in charge of the arrangements.
Jack Beyor, 58
CLAREMONT -- Jack Wayne Beyor, 53, of Chestnut Street, who died Tuesday
(Nov. 26, 1996) was also survived by five stepdaughters, Shelley Heino,
Wanda Heino, Tasina Heino, Tonya Heino and Jada Gobin, all of Claremont;
one stepson, William Gobin of Claremont; and four stepgrandchildren.
James Griffin III, 54
CHARLESTOWN -- James T. Griffin III, 54, of Charlestown Road, died
Monday (Dec. 2, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon,
N.H., after a long illness. Mr. Griffin was raised and lived in Lawrence,
Mass., most of his life. He lived in Florida for a short time and resided
in Charlestown for the past year and a half. He had worked as an electronic
technician for nine years at Raytheon Inc. in Andover, Mass., and at P.C.
Connection for a short time. Mr. Griffin served in the U.S. Navy. Survivors
include his companion, Mary Louise Elliot of North Charlestown; his mother,
Mrs. James (Mary Louise) O'Donald; one sister, Marilyn Griffin; one stepbrother,
Jack O'Donald; also aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial
service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146
Broad St., with the Rev. Shawn M. Therrien officiating. Interment will
be at a later date.
James Stewart, 44
CAVENDISH -- James Stewart, 44, died Saturday Nov. 30, 1996) at DartmouthHitchcock
Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a brief illness. He had been employed
at Whitney Blake Co. for the past 10 years. During the Vietnam War, he
served in the U.S. Marines. He was born in Springfield on Jan. 26, 1952,
the son of Allen M. and Eleanor (Mottran) Steward. Mr. Stewart was a graduate
of Black River High School. Survivors include his wife, Audrey (White)
Stewart of Cavendish; two sons, Allen Stewart and Robert Stewart, both
of Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Reegie Stewart and Kadie Stewart,
both of Cavendish; three sisters, Jean Andrews of Springfield, Barbara
Stillwell of Manchester, N.H., and Anita Martell of Perkinsville; and several
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Gordon Stewart.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Davis Memorial
Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield with the Rev. Carol Langley, pastor
of the Springfield Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial will follow
in the Hill Crest Cemetery in Proctorsville. There will be no visiting
hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Intensive Care Unit at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03766.
Julia LaPorte, 78
CLAREMONT -- Julia I. LaPorte, 73, formerly of Heritage Drive, died
Thursday (Nov. 28, 1996) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after
a long illness. Mrs. LaPorte had been a Claremont resident for most of
her life. She was employed as a stitcher in area shoe manufacturing firms
including, International Shoe Co., Adina and Sportwelt Shoe. Mrs. LaPorte
was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses. She was born in Bradford, Vt., on
April 18, 1923, the daughter of Wesley and Emily (Hill) Morey. Survivors
include her husband, Clarence LaPorte of Claremont; four sons, Clarence
LaPorte Jr., of Londonderry, N.H., Larry LaPorte of New York, N.Y., and
Leo LaPorte and Robert LaPorte, both of California; 10 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; one brother, Ray Morey of California; four sisters,
Bernice LaPorte and Genevieve LaPorte, both of Claremont, Ruth Hackett
of Willimantic, Conn., and Vivian Atwood of Hudson, N.H.; also several
nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in
the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St., in Claremont with the Elder Albert
Chicoine of the Jehovah's Witnesses, officiating. Burial will be in St.
Mary's Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday
at the funeral home.
Lillian Hill, 78
NORTH SPRINGFIELD Lillian A. Hill, 78, of School Street, died Wednesday
(Dec. 4, 1996) at her daughter's home on Route 106 after a long illness
She had been a longtime resident of the Springfield, NorthSpringfield community.
She was born in Perkinsville on Nov. 7, 1918, the daughter of Duane and
Clarissa (Converse) Allen. Mrs. Hill attended both North Springfield and
Springfield schools. Survivors include one daughter, Jeannette M. Davis
of Weathersfield; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one
great-greatgranddaughter; two brothers, Dennis Allen of Claremont and Duane
Allen Jr. of Cornish; one sister, Esther Lord of Claremont; and several
nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter A. Hill,
in 1979; and three brothers, Claude Allen, Harley Allen and Elbert Allen.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Pine
Grove Cemetery in North Springfield with the Rev. Andrew G. Osmun, rector
of St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Chester, officiating. There will be no
visiting hours. Memorial contributions may be made to: Visiting Nurses
Association of Southeastern Vermont, 366 River St., Springfield, Vt. 05156.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel of Springfield.
Marilyn Buccellato, 71
BURTON, S.C. -- Marilyn Cilbrith Buccellato, 71, died Friday (Nov.
29, 1996) in the Beaufort Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Buccellato moved to Beaufort
in 1987 from the Upper Valley. She was a weaver for many years and active
in the textiles unions. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church
in Beaufort. Mrs. Buccellato was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary No. 8760
and the American Legion Post No. 25 of Newport. Mrs. Buccellato was also
a charter and life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Granite State,
State of New Hampshire. She was born in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 2, 1925,
the daughter of George and Mary (Fitzpatrick) Cilbrith. Survivors include
one son, Patrick Buccellato of Lebanon, N.H.; one daughter, Peggy J. Tilton
of Hilton Head, S.C.; and three grandchildren. She was predeceased by her
husband, Anthony Buccellato. A Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be
held at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Peter's Church, Lady Island. Burial will
be in the U.S. National Cemetery in Beaufort. Visiting hours are from 6
to 8 p.m. tonight at the Anderson Funeral Home Inc., in Beaufort with a
rosary recited at 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to: The Friends
of Caroline Hospice, P.O. Box 1686, Beaufort, S.C. 29901.
Margaret Dowd, 71
NORTH FALMOUTH, Mass. -- Margaret M. Dowd, 71, died Saturday (Nov.
30, 1996) at the Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkins, N.C., en route
to her winter home in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She had been a longtime resident
of Nashua, N.H., before moving to North Falmouth in 1968. She had been
wintering at Deerfield Beach since 1986. Mrs. Dowd was a registered nurse.
She was a self-employed real estate broker, an accomplished artist, wood
carver and gardener. During the Korean Conflict, she served as first lieutenant
in the U.S. Army as a registered She was born and raised in Weathersfield,
Conn. Survivors include seven daughters, Peggy Dowd and Melissa Murmer,
both of Pocasset, Mass., Maureen Bogosian of Weathersfield, Leslie Dowd
and Alison Dowd, both of Milton, Mass., Amanda DeRoy of Norwich, Vt., and
Meredith Prestoy of Westwood, Mass.; four sons, Mickey Dowd of Lyme, Jonathan
Dowd of Edison, N.J., Charles Dowd of Hanover, N.H., and James Dowd of
Grantham; two sisters, Patsy Verillo of Portland, Maine, and Phyllis Lang
of Glastonbury, Conn.; and 15 grandchildren. A funeral Mass will be held
at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Saint Elizabeth Seton Church, Quaker Road, North
Falmouth. Burial will be private. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 tonight
at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, Route 28A, West Falmouth,
Mass. Memorial conrtibutions may be made to: Catholic Charities, Box 1470,
Fall River, Mass. 02722.
Mary Walker, 80
HARRI SVILLE, N.H. -- Mary Walker, 80, of Old Har- risville Road, died
Monday (Dec. 2, 1996) at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. Mrs. Walker
was employed for many years at Keene State College in the financial aid
department. She also worked at Yankee Magazine for many years in Dublin,
N.H. In 1995, she retired from the Dublin Lake Club, having served the
club in several different capaci- ties. Mrs. Walker had also owned and
operated a catering business out of her home for many years and served
as a hostess at the former Dublin Inn, Peterborough (N.H.) Motor Inn and
Riverdale Inn in Peterborough. She was born in Oyster Bay, N.Y., the daughter
of Robert and Margaret (Cawley) Cordner. Survivors include two daugh- ters,
Eileen A. Kukish of Durham, Conn., and Nancy D. Kenney of Alstead; her
step- mother, Mary Cordner of Keene; one sister, Eileen Cordner of Harrisville;
two grand-children; also nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial
will be held at 11 a.m. Thurs- day in St. Dennis Church in Harrisville
with the Rev. Thomas Duston, celebrant. Burial will follow in Dublin Cemetery.
Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 tonight at the Woodbury and Son Funeral
Home, 15 Pine St., Peterborough. Memorial donations may be made to Marl-Harris
Am- bulance Co., Marlborough, N.H. 03455.
Nanniereece Yasinski, 81
SPRINGFIELD -- Nan- niereece M. "Reecie" Yasinski, 81, of Wall Court,
died Friday (Nov. 29, 1996) at Valley Re- gional Hospital after a brief
illness. She had been a Springfield resident for the past 54 years. Mrs.
Yasinski was employed for over 19 years as a regis- tered nurse at the
Springfield Hospital. She was a longtime par- ishioner of the First Congrega-
tional Church. Mrs. Yasinski was a member of the Ramona Chapter, Order
of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Yasinski will be remem- bered as a friend to
many in her community. She was born in Repass, Vir., on March 14, 1915,
the daugh- ter of William and Alenia (White) Mutter. Mrs. Yasinski was
a 1939 graduate of the Medical Col- lege of Virginia. On Sept. 25, 1942,
she mar- ried Harold J. Yasinski in Rich- mond, Vir. He died on Jan. 11,
1986. Survivors include two daugh- ters, Alenia Miles of North Conway,
N.H., and Nola Tsum- ba of Larare, Zimbabwe; one son, Philip H. Yasinski
and his wife, Janet Reingold, both of Washington, D.C.; four grand- children;
one brother, Trigg Mutter of Cedar Bluff, Vir.; and several nieces and
nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the First
Congregational Church, with the Rev. Peter Marsden, pastor, officiating.
Calling hours are in the af- ternoon Sunday at the family home at 7 Wall
Court and again Monday following the service. Memorial contributions may
be made to: First Congrega- tional Church, 77 Main St. Springfield, Vt.
05156. Arrangements are being han- dled by the Davis Memorial Chapel of
Neal Flagg Sr., 76
WARNER, N.H. -- Neal R. Flagg Sr., 76, of Kearsarge Mountain Road,
died Monday (Dec. 2, 1996) at Concord Hos- pital. Mr. Flagg was a lifetime
Warner resident. He was the owner and opera- tor of Flagg Plumbing and
Heating for many years until retiring. He was born in Warner, the son of
Carl R. Flagg and Lula A. (Young) Flagg. Survivors include one son, Neal
R. Flagg Jr. of Warner; two daughters, Linda M. Flagg of Manchester and
Luella Wirkkala of Lempster; one sister, Jacqueline Price of South Dennis,
Mass. He was predeceased by his wife, Lois Marie (Moshier) Flagg in 1979.
Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family
in Pine Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Allan G. Trent, pastor of the
United Church of Warner, of- ficiating. There are no visiting hours. Memorial
donations may be made to: Warner Historical So- ciety, P.O. Box 189, Warner,
N.H. 03278. The Holt Funeral Home a 825 Park Ave. in Contoocook N.H., is
in charge of the ar rangements.
Nicholas Haserlat, 74
NEWPORT -- Nicholas C. Haserlat, 74, of Pine Street, died Wednesday
(Dec. 5, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medi- cal Center in Lebanon, N.H.
He was a Newport native and lifelong resident. Mr. Haserlat was employed
as a meat cutter manager for the A&P grocery stores in New- port and
Lebanon for 23 years. He then worked at the New Hampshire State Liquor
Store in Newport for 13 years before retirement in 1985. He served the
town of New- port as a volunteer firefighter for more than 30 years. Mr.
Haserlat was a member of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church. He belonged
to the Mt. Vernon Masonic Lodge No. 15 in Newport. Mr. Haserlat was also
a member of the John Cain Golf Club for many years. He was born in Newport
on Sept. 22, 1922, the son of Cos- tas and Effie (Ambargis) Haserlat. Mr.
Haserlat was a 1943 graduate of TowIe High School. Survivors include his
wife, Eunice (Michaelson) Haserlat of Newport, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox
Church with the Rev. N. Katules oRiciating. Burial will follow in Pine
Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Newton-
Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport. Memorial donations may
be made to: Newport Senior Citizens Center, 76 Main St., Newport, N.H.
03773; or to: St. Vasilios Greek Orothodox Church Memorial Fund, Box 428,
Newport, N.H. 03773.
Patricia Miller, 70
PAYSON, Ariz. -- Patricia A. "Pat" Miller, 70, died Nov. 20, 1996,
in her home. Mrs. Miller was a New Wilm- ington, Pa., resident for many
years and moved to Payson in 1983. She worked for 22 years at Westminster
Book Store in New Wilmington. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Presbyterian
Church in New Wilmington. She was a member of the Ponderosa Chapter of
the Or- der of the Eastern Star in Pay- Mrs. Miller was an avid reader,
she also loved to paint and work on hand crafts when she was able. She
was born in New Castle, Pa., on Feb. 7, 1926, the daugh- ter of David C.
and Bernice S. McCreary. Survivors include her hus- band of 50 years, John
A. Miller of Payson; one daughter, Susan D. Barton of Windsor; one son,
Robert V. Miller of Cave Creek, Ariz.; two brothers, David C. McCreary
Jr., of Allison Park, Pa., and John K. McCreary of Sharp- sville, Pa.;
and three grand- children. Interment was held in Locust Grove Cemetery
in Gloucester, Mass. Funeral arrangements were handled by the Payson Funeral
Richard Dunham, 53
SPRINGFIELD -- Richard D. Dunham, 53, of Brook Road, died Wednesday
(Dec. 4, 1996) at his home after a long illness. He had been a Springfield
resident for most of his life. Mr. Dunham was employed for many years at
Idelnot Dairy and later at Parks k Woolson Machine Tool Co. He served in
the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later served in the Vermont Army
National Guard. Mr. Dunham was a member and past exhalted ruler of the
Springfield Elks Lodge No. 1560. He was a member of the American Legion
Post No. 67 of Chester. Mr. Dunham was also a member of the disabled American
Veterans and the Commanders Club. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., on
Nov. 2, 1943, the son of Harold and Julia (Twombley) Dunham. Mr. Dunham
attended Springfield schools. Survivors include one daugh- ter, Kimberly
Dunham of Brattleboro, Vt.; two sons, Sgt. Ken- neth E. Dunham of Nashua,
N.H., and Chad E. Dunham of Phoenix, Ariz.; four grand- children; his parents,
both of Eustis, Fla.; two sisters, Jean Green of Cheshire, Conn., and Patricia
Wilson of Dover, N.H.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Davis Memorial
Chapel at 99 Summer St., with the Rev. Richard Cederholm, pastor of the
North Springfield Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will take pace at
a later date at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are from 6
to 8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to:
Disabled American Veterans Association, North Hartland Road, White River
Junction, Vt. 05009-0001.
Roger Buck, 82
CAVENDISH -- Roger Elmer Buck, 82, died Sunday (Dec. 1, 1996) at Dartmouth-
Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was a lifelong Cavendish resident.
Mr. Buck enjoyed the out- doors, his neighbors and friends. He was born
in Cavendish on Nov. 20, 1914, the son of Ray M. and Faith (McMahan) Buck.
He was educated in Cavendish schools. On Dec. 26, 1969, he married Irene
B. Fillio in Dalton, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Irene Buck of Cavendish;
three sons, Ray Buck of Dalton, Floyd Buck of Weathersfield and Melvin
Buck of Cavendish; two daughters, June Towle of Cavendish and Linda Spurr
of Charleston, Maine; six step- children, Sandra Hopkins, Bernice Steele
and David Hopkins of Dalton, Edwin Hopkins of Kansas City, Mo., Norman
Hopkins of Pittsfield, Mass., and Francis Hopkins of Westfield, Mass.;
35 grand- children; 34 great-grand-children; a special friend, Rita Hakey
of New Hampshire; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was
predeceased by one brother, Walter Buck. Funeral services will be held
at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home on 12 Meadow St.
in Ludlow with the Rev. Jane Buswell officiating. Burial will take place
in the Cavendish Village Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 tonight,
at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: Cavendish Rescue
Squad, Cavendish, Vt. 05142.
CLAREMONT -- Dorothy M. Robinson, 70, who died Tues- day (Dec. 3, 1996)
at her home after a short illness, was born in Claremont on Jan. 19, 1926.
Robert Loveless, 82
SPRINGFIELD -- Robert M. Loveless, 82, of Highland Cir- cle, died Saturday
(Nov. 30, 1996) at the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center. He
worked for Jones & Lamson for 40 years, retiring in 1978, with his
last 16 years as the manager of sales engi- neering for the Lathe Division.
Mr. Loveless was a member of the First Congregational Church. He was a
member of the Crown Point Country Club and served as president from 1964
until 1966. Mr. Loveless wa a member of St. John's Masonic Lodge No. 41
F. & A.M. He was born in Somerville, Mass., on Jan. 20, 1914, the son
of Albert and Olive (Hanscom) Loveless. Mr. Loveless attended schools in
Melrose, Mass., and was a 1932 graduate of Melrose High School and a 1938
gradu- ate of the University of Maine at Orono. In 1941, he married Eliz-
abeth Gallup in Lincoln, Neb. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Loveless;
two sons, Steven R. Loveless of Lake Elmore, Vt., and Richard W. Loveless
of Burlington, Vt.; one daughter, Ruth L. Cook of New Hartford, N.Y.; five
grand-children; and two nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by one
brother, Everton Loveless, and one sister, Ruth Loveless. A memorial service
will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Congregational Church with
the Rev. Peter V. Marsden, pastor, officiating. There will be no visiting
hours. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: Visit- ing
Nurse Association, 366 River St., Springfield, Vt. 05156; or to the charity
of one's choice. The Davis Memorial Chapel of Springfield is in charge
of the arrangements.
Royce Morse, 70
LEBANON -- Royce C. Morse, 70, died Monday (Nov. 2, 1996) in his home
after a brief illness. He was a lifelong Lebanon resident. Mr. Morse was
appointed postmaster of the Lebanon post office in 1961, and served in
that position until his retirement in May 1986. In 1983, he was awarded
the U.S. Postal Service's Meritorious Service Award for his work coordinating
the zip plus four program. During World War II, he en- listed in the Navy
and served in the Armed Guard and was discharged in 1946. Mr. Morse served
as super- visor of the checklist in Ward II for many years. He was a past
commander of the American Legion Post No. 22 of Lebanon and past District
No. 6 commander of the American Legion. Mr. Morse was a past member of
the Lebanon Rotary Club and a past president of the Lebanon Chamber of
Commerce. He was born in Lebanon on May 31, 1926, the son of Edward
R. and Edith (Churchill) Morse. Mr. Morse was a 1944 graduate of Lebanon
High School. On Oct. 13, 1951, he married Evelyn Audette. Survivors include
his wife, Evelyn Morse of Lebanon; one son, David E. Morse of Chicago,
Ill.; two daughters, Susan Jamback of Grantham and Lynne Richards of Enfield,
N.H.; one sister, Rita Wilson of Lebanon; two brothers, Roger Morse and
Richard Morse, both of Lebanon; one granddaughter; two grandsons; and many
nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be private. Friends
and family are invited to call from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Morse
residence, 250 Meriden Road. Memorial donations may be made to: Hospice
VNH, 20 South Main St., White River Junction, Vt. 05001. The Ricker Funeral
Home in Lebanon is in charge of the arrangements.
Stanley Tayler, 64
PUTNEY, Vt. -- Stanley Craig Tayler, 64, died Thursday (Nov. 28, 1996)
of natural causes in her cabin on Solar Road. She moved to Putney 30 years
ago from Palo Alto, Calif., because she missed watching the leaves turn
in autumn and because her best friend had attended Putney School. Ms. Tayler
was a scholar, teacher and folk singer. In recent years, she taught special
education at Landmark College and ran a creative writing workshop in Saxtons
River. In the 1960s she taught nursery school in Putney and was a substitute
teacher at the Putney Grammar School. As a folk singer she performed throughout
Vermont on banjo and autoharp, playing tradi- tional songs she had collected
from around the country She was born in Bay Shore, N.Y., on Oct. 1, 1932,
the daughter of John and Virginia (Stanley) Craig. After raising three
children, she completed her bachelor's degree in English literature at
Smith College, graduating magna curn laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1981.
She earned a master's degree at the University of Arizona in Tucson and
was completing her doctoral dissertation at the time of her death. Survivors
include two sons, William Tayler of New York, N.Y., and David Tayler of
Berkeley, Calif.; one daughter, Lette Tayler of New York, N.Y.; and two
brothers, Harmon Craig of LaJolla, Calif., and John Craig of St. Michaels,
Md. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. today at Westminster West Cemetery. A memorial
service will be held at 4:30 p.m. today at the Putney Federated Church.
The Rev. Dr. Herbert Smith, 90
ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- The Rev. Dr. Herbert R. Smith, 90, of Twelfth St.,
died Wednesday (Nov. 27, 1996) at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River,
Mass. He began as an assistant to Dr. Raymond Calkins in the First Church
in Cambridge, Mass. His first parish was the Old South Union Church in
South Weymouth, Mass. He later was pastor for seven years of Bethany Church
in Montpelier, Vt. For 18 years he was pastor of the Congrega- tional Church
in Needham, Mass. until he accepted a call form the United Church in Bellows
Falls, where he served for six years. He was the interim minister at the
United Church of Christ in Assonet, Mass. During World War II, he served
as a chaplain in the U.S. Navy aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific
for three years. The Rev. Smith was active in his denominational work both
at the state and national levels serving on many boards in many capacities.
The Rev. Smith had also been chapel preacher at Harvard University, the
Harvard Divinity School, Middlebury College, Andover Newton The- ological
School, The University of Vermont, Pine Manor Junior College, and the Dana
Hall. He was born in Rome, Ga., on May 7, 1906, the son of Lewis R. and
Annabel R. (Rhodes) Smith. The Rev. Smith was educated at Bucknell University,
Harvard Law School, Harvard Divinity School, Graduate School at Harvard,
with sum- mer courses at New York Uni- versity. He received an honorary
doctor of divinity from Middlebury College. Survivors include one son,
Lawton R. Smith of West Burke, Vt.; three daughters, Barbara Blom of Boylston,
Mass., Florence Miller of Sarasota, Fla., and Mary Elizabeth Branchaud
of Eugene, Or.; two sisters, Mary C. Smith and Clara L. Childs, both of
Asheville, N.C.; nine grand- children; and one great-grand-child. He was
predeceased his wife, Florence S. (Gilson) Smith and by siblings, C.D.J.
Smith and R. Barlow Smith. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday,
Dec. 7, in the Second Congregational Church, 50 Park St., Attleboro. Arrangements
are by Cook Funeral Home in Attleboro.
Thomas Dickinson, 55
LUDLOW -- Thomas Patrick Dickinson, 55, died Monday (Dec. 2, 1996)
at his home in Ludlow. Mr. Dickinson was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He
was a member of the Ballard Hobart American Legion Post No. 36 in Ludlow.
He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3765 in Lebanon.
Mr. Dickinson enjoyed artwork. He was born in Chicago, Ill., on Feb. 2,
1941. Survivors include his compa- nion, Doreen Lepovetski of Ludlow, and
several special friends. There will be no services. Memorial contributions
in his name may be made to: Ballard Hobart American Legion Post No. 36,
133 Main St., Ludlow, Vt. 05149; or to: Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3765,
Mechanic Street, Leba- non, N.H. 03766. The Adams-Gendron Funeral Home
is in charge of the arrangements.
Wilbur Horton Sr., 64
SPRINGFIELD -- Wilbur H. Horton, 64, of South Street, who died Wednesday
(Nov. 27, 1996) was also survived by one son, Wilbur H. Horton Jr., of
Wilfred Vachon, 72
LEBANON, N.H. -- Wilfred James Vachon, 72, of Cooper Street, died Saturday
(Nov. 30, 1996) at the Veterans Administration hospital in White River
Junction, Vt. Mr. Vachon had been a Lebanon resident since 1938, except
for a short period, and his youngest years were spent in Lyme, N.H. In
his early years he had worked at area lumber camps, the Densmore Brick
Co., and the Enfield Box Co. Later he was employed for 20 years as an oil
burner technician at Pete & Rogers Oil Service in Lebanon retiring
in 1989. During World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was discharged
with the rank of sergeant in 1946. Mr. Vachon was a member, past commander
and past district commander of Post No. 815 V.F.W. of Lebanon. Mr. Vachon
was also a member of the Lebanon Elks Lodge. He was born in Lakeport, N.H.,
on Feb. 13, 1924, the son of Ernest Vachon and Mary Fornier. Mr. Vachon
attended schools in Lyme Center. Survivors include his wife, whom he married
in 1946, Louise May (Carr) Vachon of Lebanon; three daughters, Susan Hammond
of Enfield, N.H., Sandra Gould of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Tina LaPan of Plainfield;
one sister, Mildred Carbono of Penacook, N.H.; four grandchildren; four
great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will
be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lebanon. Memorial
donations may be made to: Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Drive,
Lebanon, N.H. 03756. The arrangements are being handled by the Ricker Funeral
Home of Lebanon.