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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. 03608. 

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. 03301. 

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 Springfield. 

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 Home. 

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. 

Robinson correction
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 Springfield. 

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.


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