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Alexander Bowlan Jr., 67
NEWPORT -- Alexander J. Bowlan Jr., 67, of Cary Street, died Tuesday (Dec. 10, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. He was a longtime Newport resident. Mr. Bowlan began working in the lumber business with his father at a young age, managed lumber businesses for others for 15 years, and then was selfemployed in both lumber wholesale and retail for 25 years before retiring in 1991. He was born in Plymouth, N.H., on March 20, 1929, the son of Alexander J. and Iva P. (Williams) Bowlan Sr. Mr. Bowlan attended Newport schools. Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Fern (Menard) Bowlan of Newport; two daughters, Nancy Durgin and Judy Bowlan, both of Newport; three grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Newport with the Rev. J. Mahoney, officiating. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at 42 Main St. in Newport. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Patrick's Catholic Church Memorial Fund, 32 Beech St., Newport, N.H. 03773.

Barbara Tucker, 64
NEWPORT -- Barbara M. Tucker, 64, of Laurel Street, Friday (Dec. 6, 1996) at the New London Hospital in New London, N.H. She was a Newport native and lifelong resident. She was employed with the Sportwelt Shoe Co., of Newport for 10 years and for Tambrands Inc., of Claremont for 19 years. Mrs. Tucker was a member of the Women of the Moose, Newport Lodge. She was born in Newport on Dec. 28, 1931, the daughter of Arthur S. and Leona (Tenney) Johnson. Mrs. Tucker received her education in Newport schools. Survivors include her husband of 14 years, Harris Tucker Jr., of Newport; two sons, Lawrence S. Howard of Newport and Stewart A. Kenney of Loudon, N.H.; one stepdaughter, Linda Howard of Londerry, N.H.; one stepson, Donald B. Tucker of Derry, N.H.; three sisters, Winnona Kenny, Dorothy St. Peter and Helen Whitaker, all of Newport; one brother, Howard Johnson of Newport; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pine Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Thomas Shanklin officiating. Visiting hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. tonight at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport. A Women of the Moose memorial service will be held during the evening visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to: New Hampshire Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, N.H. 03101-2244.

Beatrice Messier, 86
CLAREMONT -- Beatrice Messier, 86, formerly of School Street in Claremont, died Monday (Dec. 9, 1996) at the Newfield House Nursing Home in Plymouth, Mass. She was a Claremont native and near-lifelong resident. She moved to Massachusetts to be near her son in October 1993, and has been in the nursing home since September 1995. Mrs. Messier was a member of the St. Anne Society. She was born in Claremont on June 24, 1910, the daughter of Jospeh and Melina (Beauregard) Dubreuil. On June 24, 1929, she married Gaston C. Messier. He died on May 14, 1990. Survivors include one son, Norman Messier of Pembroke, Mass., and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by one brother, Joseph Dubreuil, in Dec. 1956. A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated later in the spring in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. The Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St., in Claremont is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in her name to: St. Joseph Church Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743.

Edward Avery, 77
ALSTEAD -- Edward G. Avery, 77, of Liberty Avenue, died Saturday (Dec. 7, 1996) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt., after a period of failing health. He had lived in Keene, N.H., for several years, also in Florida and Gilsum, N.H., prior to his move to Alstead eight year ago. Mr. Avery had worked for many years for Bibeau's Keene Hardware Store in Keene. While in Florida, he was a hardware division manager at House of StufK After returning to New Hampshire, he worked at Jack's True Value in Keene. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Coastal Artillery Division as a warrant officer. Mr. Avery was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 799 in Keene. He was a former member of the Gilsum Police Department. Mr. Avery was a member of the Third Congregational Church of Alstead. He was born in Stamford, Conn., on Sept. 23, 1919, son of Ralph and Elizabeth P. (Meistey) Avery. Survivors include his second wife, Edna (Stoddard) Avery of Alstead; three sons, Kenneth E. Avery of Marlow, N.H., Ronald A. Avery of Jerico, Vt., and Robert B. Avery of North Swanzey; one brother, Roger Avery of Keene; one sister, Ruth Wiens of Lake Oswego, Ore.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Marjorie A. (Haskell) Avery in 1989; and one brother, Charles Avery. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. There are no calling hours. The Foley Funeral Home of Keene is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward Perry, 35
CROYDON -- Edward J. Perry, 35, of Old Route 10, died Saturday (Dec. 7, 1996) at New London Hospital. He had been an area resident for the past 12 years. Mr. Perry was a self-employed building contractor for the past six years. He was a member of the Mountain View Archery Club. Mr. Perry was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard in Woods Hole, Mass. He was born in Hartford, Conn., on July 10, 1961, the son of Ronald and Sandra (Brackoneski) Perry. Mr. Perry attended schools in Windsor Lock, Conn. Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Lynda (Middleton) Perry of Croydon; one son, Eric Perry of Croydon; one daughter, Vanessa Perry of Croydon; one brother, Robert Perry of Somers, Conn.; two sisters. Catherine Doan of Connecticut and Eva Perry of Enfield, Conn.; his parents, Ronald Perry of Fawn Lake, Pa., and Sandra Miller of Clerawater, Fla. A Memorial Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Patrick's Church in Newport with the Rev. Joseph Mahoney, pastor, officiating. There will be no visiting . hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Mass. 02215. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home of Main Street in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.

Leslie 'Red' Clough, 68
CLAREMONT -- Leslie "Red" R. Clough, 68, of Airport Hill Road, died Tuesday (Dec. 10, 1996) at the home of his daughter after a long illness. He was a Claremont native and lifelong resident. Mr. Clough was the executive director of the Community Youth Advocates and Chandler House for 17 years, retiring in 1994. He was previously a bailiff in the Claremont court system for several years. Mr. Clough helped many kids who needed guidence in their lives, and in 1979 he was involved with the New Hampshire Federation for Youth Services. On July 29, 1980, he was appointed by the governor and executive council to the Commission of Children and Youth for one year. He was reappointed in 1981 to a five-year term, and in 1993 he received an award from Gov. Merrill. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Clough was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Claremont. He was born in Claremont on April 16, 1928, the son of Eugene and Ellen (McElreavy) Clough. Mr. Clough attended Stevens High School. Survivors include his wife, Doris (Duff) Clough of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one son, Mark Clough of Weathersfield Bow; one daughter, Penny Walker of Claremont; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; two brothers, James Clough and Raymond Clough, both of Claremont; four sisters, Mildred Mudgett and Marion Davis, both of Claremont, Marguerite Pascale of Sebastian, Fla., and Marjorie Lewis of Sarasota, Fla.; also aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Harold Clough, and one sister, Madeline O. Pederson. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery followed by a reception and luncheon at Penny's home, 16 First St. Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Stringer Funeral Home on Broad Street in Claremont.

Martha Doty, 76
CHARLESTOWN -- Martha Packer Doty, 76, of Scenic Hill Road in North Charlestown, died Thursday (Dec. 5, 1996) of heart failure in her home in Scotland. Mrs. Doty divided her time among her homes in North Charlestown, Key West, Fla., and Scotland. In 1972, with her second husband, Robert M. Doty, she started Bomar Inc. on West Street in Charlestown, which they owned and operated until they sold it in 1990. Mrs. Doty traveled all over the world. She was born in Turtle Creek, Pa., on Jan. 17, 1920. Survivors include her husband, Robert Doty of North Charlestown; four daughters, Linda Ross of Claremont, Merry Victoria Hollis of Houston, Del., Kathy Iuliucci of Allendale, N.J., and Barbara Broadhead of Bradenton, Fla.; one son, William Randall Ross of Newtown, Conn.; 13 grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; three brothers, Joe Packer of Charlestown, Donald Briggs of Jefferson, Maine, and Edward Kress of Seattle, Wash.; also nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the United Church of Acworth "on the hill" in Acworth with the Rev. Marvin Schmid, pastor, and the Rev. Dr. Arnold Miller of Florida co-officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Westport, Conn., United Methodist Church Memorial Garden. Visiting hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made in her name to: Bomar Scholarship Fund, in care of Earl Luther, HC 61, Box 86, Charlestown, N.H. 03603.

Mary Houle, 62
WINDSOR -- Mary A. Houle, 62, died thursday (Dec. 5, 1996) at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. She was a longtime Windsor resident. Mrs. Houle had worked at Tambrands Inc., in Claremont for the past 35 years. She was a member of the Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church in Windsor where she was a member of the Deborahs. She was born in South Portland, Maine on Oct. 17, 1934, the daughter of Norman and Vera (Doughty) Anderson. Mrs. Houle received her education in South Portland and Bethel, Vt., and was a 1953 graduate of Bethel High School. On June 13, 1953, she married William Jerry Houle in Windsor. He died Jan. 3, 1985. Survivors include two daughters, Dianne O'Classen of Goshen, Vt., and Sandi Taylor of Tampa, Fla.; her stepmother, Olive Anderson of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; one sister, Norma Wentworth of Exeter, N.H.; three grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. There will be no formal funeral service. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. Memorial contributions may be made to: Rutland Humane Society, Stevens Road, Pittsford, Vt. 05763.

Mildred Chartrand, 88
NEWPORT -- Mildred G. Chartrand, 88, formerly of 44 Maple St., died Tuesday (Dec. 10, 1996) at the Sullivan County Home in Unity after a long illness. She had been a Newport resident most of her life. Mrs. Chartrand had worked in area shoe manufacturing firms including Sportwelt Shoe Co. She was born in South Manchester, Conn., on April 4, 1908, the daughter of Edward and Gertrude (Mannel) Pfeiffer Emerson. Survivors include one daughter, Beverly Austin of Newport; two sons, Wilfred Chartrand of St. Paul, Minn., and Edward Chartrand of Shelbyville, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one sister, Evelyn Tubbs of Okanogan, Wash.; four brothers, Wallace Emerson of Sumter, S.C., Henry Emerson of Claremont, Fred Emerson of Roanoke, Va., and George Emerson of Springfield, Mass.; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Wilfred Chartrand in 1962. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Wednesday in St. Patrick Church in Newport with the Rev. Joseph Mahoney, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in St. Patrick Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. The arrangements are being handled by the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont.

Nicholas Haserlat, 74
NEWPORT -- Nicholas C. Haserlat, 74, of Pine Street, died Wednesday (Dec. 4, 1996) at the Datmouth-Hitchcock Medical 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 Tea Company grocery stores in Newport 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 Newport as a volunteer fire fighter 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. 16, 1922, the son of Costas and Effie (Ambargis) Haserlat. Mr. Haserlat was a 1943 graduate of Towle High School. Survivors include his wife, Eunice (Michaelson) Haserlat of Newport; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Christy Haserlat, Peter Haserlat, Leon Haserlat and Robert Haserlat. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. N. Katules officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the NewtonBartlett 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.

Phyllis Butler, 76
KEENE, N.H. -- Phyllis W. Butler, 76, of Autumn Leaf Village, died Thursday (Dec. 5, 1996) at the Genesis ElderCare in Keene. She had been a Keene resident since 1954. Mrs. Butler had worked at Cheshire Medical Center and before that, Keene State College and Princess Shoe Co. She was born in Brattleboro, Vt., on Aug. 4, 1920, the daughter of Ralph and Stella (Phelps) Wilson. Mrs. Butler attended schools in Brattleboro. Survivors include two sons, Gerald C. Hughes of Bellows Falls and David C. Hughes of Surry, N.H.; one daughter, Carol A. Hughes of Keene; three grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at the Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro St., in Keene. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery in Winchester, N.H. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to: New Hampshire Lung Association, P.O. Box 1014, Manchester, N.H. 03105.

Ruth Harlow, 80
ASCUTNEY -- Ruth M. Harlow, 80, died Saturday (Dec. 6, 1996) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center's Skilled Nursing Facility in Windsor. She was a longtime Windsor resident. Mrs. Harlow was employed at the Goodyear Tire R Rubber Company in Windsor for 20 years before retiring in 1967. After retirement, she worked for 10 years at the Howard Johnson Restaurant in White River Junction, Vt. She was born in Hartland on Feb. 1, 1916, the daughter of Frank and Mabel (Olney) Sargent. Mrs. Harlow attended schools in Hartland and was a 1934 graduate of Windsor High School. On Dec. 13, 1936, she married Henry E. Harlow in Windsor. Survivors include her husband, Henry Harlow of Ascutney; four sons, Gordon Harlow and Wayne Harlow, both of Windsor, Ralph Harlow of Hartland and Barry Harlow of Troy, Ohio; two daughters, Barbara Ploeger of Ascutney and Kathie Harlow of Cary, N.C.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartland Village Cemetery in Hartland with the Rev. Lance Harlow officiating. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center, Skilled Nursing Facility, R.R. 1, Box 6, Windsor, Vt. 05089. The Knight Funeral Home of Windsor is handling the arrangements.

Violet McIntyre, 85
CLAREMONT -- Violet May McIntyre, 85, died Friday (Dec. 6, 1996) at the DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mrs. McIntyre had been a Ludlow resident for many years. She was born in Weston, Vt., on Oct. 11, 1911, the daughter of Orvis L. and Mary C. (Stevens) Hart. Mrs. McIntyre received her education in Weston. Survivors include one son, Robert G. McIntyre of Weston; one daughter, Sandra Topjian of Claremont; one sister, Ada Paquin of Chester; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grand-children; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland S. McIntyre; one daughter, June DeCell; five sisters, Flora Pecor, Eva Downey, Stela Marrow, Ema Cummings and Beatrice Prulex; and two brothers, Henry Hart and Willard Hart. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Old Parish Church in Weston with the Rev. Dwight Gorbold officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Weston. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Adams Gendron Funeral Home in Ludlow. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602; or to: Vermont Lung Association, Winston L. Provty Center, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403-9987.

Woodrow 'Woody' Wade, 72
CLAREMONT -- Woodrow W. "Woody" Wade, 72, of Woonsocket Avenue, died Saturday (Dec. 7, 1996) after a long illness. He was a longtime Claremont resident. He had been employed in the Claremont School District as a custodian for seven years and had previously been employed with Dartmouth Woolen for 21 years and Goddard's bakery for one year. Mr. Wade retired from LaValley's Building Supply in 1984, where he had been employed as a truck driver for 19 years. He was born in Hanover, N.H., on May 13, 1924, the son of Bert and Mary (Bill) Wade. Survivors include three daughters, Gloria J. Maheu and Adele M. Ballard, both of Claremont and MSGT's Mary H. and Robert Brittain, USAF, Jacobstown, N.J.; one son, Herbert Wade of Alexandria, Ala.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elizabeth Wishinski and Marguerite DeCamp, both of Claremont; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Marie J. Wade in Feb. 1995; and one brother, Theodore Wade in 1928. A graveside committal service will be held at ll a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Cemetery with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Connecticut Valley Homecare-Hospice, 958 John Stark Highway, Claremont, .H. 03743. The Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St., in Claremont is in charge of the arrangements.

Barbara Baker, 68
WINDSOR -- Barbara E. Baker, 63, died Wednesday (Dec. 18, 1996) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Mrs. Baker worked at Nap's Lunch in Windsor for nearly 40 years with her father. For the past three years she was employed at Wal-Mart in Claremont. She was a member of the American Legion Post No. 25 Auxiliary in Windsor. Mrs. Baker enjoyed collecting clowns, bingo and her pet dog. She was born in Burlington, Vt., on July 29, 1933, the daughter of Maurice and Isabelle (Rennie) Knapp. Mrs. Baker was a 1951 graduate of Windsor High School. Survivors include two sons, Stanley F. Baker of Claremont and Michael Baker of Milton, Vt.; two daughters, Sheila Baker of Burlington and Lisa Baker of Weathersfield; one sister, Carol Hubbard of Readville, Mass; three halfbrothers; one half-sister; three grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. Burial will follow in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Upper Valley Humane Society, HCR 63, Box 52A, Lebanon, N.H. 03766.

Bessie Smith, 88
READING -- Bessie R. Smith, 83, died Friday (Dec. 13, 1996) at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. A complete obituary will appear in Monday's edition of the Eagle Times. Arrangements are under the direction of the Knight Funeral Home of Windsor.

Donald Healey, 81
CROYDON -- Donald S. Healey, 81, of Loverin Hill Road, died Saturday (Dec. 7, 1996) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mr. Healey was formerly from Westfield, Mass. He was the owner and operator of Healey Funeral Home in Westfield for many years, now the Healey-Pease Funeral Home. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a major serving in the European Theater. He was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Healey was a member of the Blue Lodge Masons and Mt. Moriah Lodge of Masons. He was a 32nd Mason and a member of Melha Shrine in Springfield, Mass. He was born in Westfield. Mr. Healey was a graduate of the New York Military Academy. He was married to the former Alta Bargeron. She died in 1971. Survivors include his wife, Nancy (Kemp) Arnold-Healey; one son, David D. Healey of Westfield; three stepsons, David Arnold, John Arnold and Frederick Arnold, all of Southwick, Mass.; and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by one son, Stanley Healey. He died earlier this year. Private services were held Tuesday in Pine Hill Cemetery in Westfield. Burial followed. There were no calling hours. The Healey-Pease Funeral Home in Westfield was in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to: Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurses Association, P.O. Box 2289, New London, N.H. 03257.

Ellice Pageau, 84
LEBANON, N.H. -- Ellice May Pageau, 84, died Monday (Dec. 16, 1996) at the Alice Peck Day Extended Care Facility in Lebanon. Mrs. Pageau lived in Littleton, N.H., for a short period in the 1930s. She then lived in Plainsville, Conn., in the early 1940s and moved to Lebanon in 1945. While in Littleton she worked in the Saranac Glove Shop. During the early 1940s, she worked for Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, Conn., for the war eFort. She later worked for many years at the Carter & Sons garment shop in Lebanon. Mrs. Pageau was a member of Sacred Heart Parish of Lebanon. Mrs. Pageau enjoyed latchhooking, playing cards, taking walks and her dog "Trixie." She was born in Lebanon on Nov. 11, 1912, the daughter of Elwin Townsend and Dora (Carey) Gray. In 1931, she married Joseph Raymond Pageau at Sacred Heart Church of Lebanon. He died on Jan. 14, 1987. Survivors include one daughter, Rita Bannister of Cornish; one brother, Clarence Gray of Mesa, Ariz.; four sisters, Dorothy Laro of Lebanon, Eleanor Kibbie of Jefferson, N.C., Ruth Bates of Huntington Beach, Fla., and Ruby Koller of Quakertown, Pa.; one grandson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one brother, Ralph Townsend, and one sister, Ellen Morin. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Sacred Heart Church of Lebanon. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery in Lebanon. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Ricker Funeral Home at 56 School St. in Lebanon. Memorial donations may be made to: The Upper Valley Humane Society, HC 63, Box 52-A, Lebanon, N.H. 03756.

Francis Nadeau Jr., 82
LANCASTER, N.H. -- Francis Xavier Nadeau Jr., 82, of Mechanic Street, died Tuesday (Dec. 17, 1996) at the Country Village Health Care Center after a long illness. Mr. Nadeau had been a Lancaster resident for most of his life. He and his brother, Hob, owned and operated Nadeau Bros. Garage and Oldsmobile Dealership after World War II until 1972, when they sold the business and retired. During World War II, he served as a sergeant in Europe and Africa as an anti-aircraft gunner with the 68th Division until discharged. Mr. Nadeau was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed many trips to Canada and Newfoundland, moose hunting. He was one of the first in his area to own a snowmobile, loved to garden, and made pickles and venison jerky. He was born in Lancaster on Oct. 13, 1914, the son of Frank and Olivine (Bilodeau) Nadeau. Mr. Nadeau was a 1932 graduate of Lancaster Academy. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Helen A. (Smith) Nadeau of Country Village Health Care Center in Lancaster; two daughters, Zelda Gonyer of Lancaster and Irene Nadeau of Guildhall, Vt.; two sisters, Alice Cote of Burlington, Vt., and Doris Derosier of Lancaster; three brothers, Hubert Nadeau and John Nadeau, both of Lancaster, and Donald Nadeau of Chester; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren. Funera services will be held at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. Memorial donations may be made to: The Benjamin Nadeau Scholarship Fund, in care of John Holmes, principal, White Mountain Regional High School, Whitefield, N.H. 03598.

Geneva Lapham, 82
NASHUA, N.H. -- Geneva H. Lapham, 82, of Hunt Street, formerly of Seaverns Bridge Road, Merrimack, died Tuesday (Dec. 17, 1996) at the Courville at Nashua. Mrs. Lapham was a "Pearl McGowan teacher" of rug hooking and taught in the Nashua area for many years. She at one time owned and operated her own business, Karlkraft Patterns and Rug Hooking in Merrimack. Mrs. Lapham was a former member of the Pilgrim Church in Nashua. She was a former member of the New Hampshire League of Arts and Crafts. Mrs. Lapham was also a former member of the Nashua Historical Society. She was born in Nashua on June 30, 1914, the daughter of John Henry and M. Hazel (Sanders) Perkins. Mrs. Lapham was educated in Nashua and Hudson schools and graduated from Nashua High School. She was also a graduate of the Chamberlain School in Boston. Survivors include her husband, Charles Lapham of Nashua; two daughters, Eleanor (Foley) Lesieur of Nashua and Barbara (Foley) Hollander of Sunapee; one son, Robert Foley of Newport, R.I.; 1 1 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and two nieces. She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles Foley in 1947. A Service of Rememberance will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Memories, Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., in Nashua with the Rev. James S. Chaloner, pastor of the First Church (Congregational) U.C.C., officiating. Interment in Woodlaw Cemetery will be private. There are no visiting hours.

Irene Keehan, 87
CLAREMONT -- Irene E. Keehan, 83, formerly of 243 Broad St., and the Unity Road, died Friday (Dec. 13, 1996) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a long illness. Mrs. Keehan lived in New York for 20 years and in Manchester, N.H., for 10 years prior to returning to Claremont. While in Manchester she worked for the Pandora Sweater Mill. Mrs. Keehan was a communicant of St. Mary Church. She was born in Claremont on Aug. 19, 1909, the daughter of Hormidas and Eugenic (Belanger) Bergeron. Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Keltos of Commack, L.I., N.Y.; two sons, James Keehan of New York, N.Y., and Richard Keehan of California; six grandchildren; two brothers, Wilfred Bergeron and Albert Bergeron, both of Claremont; three sisters, Evelina Chandler of Claremont, Beatrice Tetreault and Rachel Johnson, both of California; and nieces and nephews She was predeceased by one sister, Dora Lemire. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mary Church. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St., in Claremont.

Irene St Cyr, 87
CLAREMONT -- Irene L. St Cyr, 87, formerly of 243 Broad St., died Monday (Dec. 16, 1996) at the Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport after a long illness. She had been a Newport resident for most of her life and resided in Claremont for more than 20 years. Mrs. St Cyr had been employed as a sales clerk. She was born in Newport on Aug. 27, 1909, the daughter of Samuel and Lena (Markulla) Santti. Survivors include one son, Paul R. St Cyr of Newport; one daughter, Joan Seals of Reno, Nev.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Paul St Cyr, in 1974; one son, Frederick St Cyr in 1995; one sister, Impi Nelson; and one grandson in 1996. A graveside committal service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family in St. Patrick Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roy Funeral Home in Claremont.

John W. Hamilton, 50
NEWPORT -- John W. Hamilton, 50, died Sunday (Dec. 15, 1996) at the Milford, Conn., hospital. He was a machinist for 18 years at Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. He also worked for Grassroots Cable Co. and was a licensed plumber. He was a technical sergeant for four years with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Moose Club in Newport. Mr. Hamilton also was a longtime motorcycle rider who enjoyed charity rides for the benefit of children. He was born in Newport, the son of Henry and Marion (Colburn) Hamilton. Survivors include his mother, Marion (Colburn) Hamilton; a daughter, Elizabeth Hamilton of Newport; four brothers, Carrol Hamilton of Claremont, Paul Hamilton of West Springfield, Leslie Hamilton of Milford, Conn., and Lloyd Hamilton of Goshen; two sisters, Virginia Berquist of Claremont and Shirley Sanborn of Bristol, N.H.; his special friend Cathy Volpe of Milford, Conn.; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, step-children and step-grandchildren. Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 1996, at the Emmons Funeral Home, 31 South Main St., Bristol, N.H. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 1996, at the Emmons Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations to a children's charity of one's choice may be made in his memory.

Juliana Fee, 40
WINDSOR -- Juliana J. Fee, 40, died Sunday (Dec. 15, 1996) at her home in Windsor after a long illness. Mrs. Fee was employed by the Windsor Machine Co. in Windsor and before that by the Windsor Wood Works for a short time. She greatly enjoyed being a housewife, crocheting and animals. Mrs. Fee was born Sept. 21, 1956, in StaKord Springs, Conn., the daughter of Lloyd and Geneva (Farnham) Miller. She received her schooling in StaEord Springs and attended Stafford Springs High School. She married Edward R. Fee on July 12, 1986, in Windsor. Survivors include her husband of Windsor; her parents of Windsor; a son, Edward R. Fee Jr. of Windsor; a daughter, Geneva Fee of Windsor; a brother, Lloyd Miller of Windsor; five sisters, Charlene Briggs, Joyce Page and Gloria Glover, all of Windsor, Marlene Auclair of Ascutney and Terena Miller of Springfield; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was pre-deceased by a brother, Leon Miller, in 1985. Funeral services were to be held at 11 a.m. today at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor with the Rev. Robert J. Hundemann, pastor of the Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church in Windsor, officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor.

Kenneth Colburn, 56
DEERING, N.H. -- Kenneth "Ken" Colburn, 56, of Longwoods Park, died Saturday (Dec. 14, 1996) at his home. He had lived in Deering for 20 years, having moved from Greenville, N.H., where he had lived for 15 years. Mr. Colburn was a machinist at New Hampshire Ball Bearing Co. the past year and had worked at the Norton Co. in Hillsborough, N.H., for six years, Aubuchon Hardward in Hillsborough for five years, and at Simonds Saw and Steel in Fitchburg, Mass., for 28 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion in Hillsborough and a former member of the Moose. In Greenville, he was a Little League coach, was active in the Boys Club and was a former fire chief with the Greenville Fire Department Mutual Aid. Mr. Colburn was born in Hillsborough on Jan. 6, 1940, the son of Howard and Ida (Gould) Colburn. He married Lorraine M. Ouellette in 1979. Survivors include his wife of Deering; two daughters, Roxanne Colburn of Milford, N.H., and JoAnn Barthalemeu of Harpersville, N.Y.; two sons, Todd Colburn of Milford and Shawn Colburn of Greenville; a stepson, Michael Deschenes of Deering; three brothers, Edward Colburn of Lineville, Ala., Stanley Colburn of Belmont, N.H., and Philip Colburn of Greenville; three sisters, Margaret Murray of Derry, N.H., Dorothy Bent of Charlestown and Beverly Sweeney of Deering; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews. There are no calling hours. A private funeral service will be held Wednesday at the Jellison Funeral Home, 77 West Main St., Hillsborough, with the Rev. William Beddie, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Deering Rescue Squad, Deering, N.H. 03244.

Mary Buckman, 72
WINDSOR -- Mary A. Buckman, 72, died Tuesday (Dec. 17, 1996) at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mrs. Buckman was employed at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, N.H., for many years before retiring in 1989. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 25 in Windsor. Mrs. Buckman was a member of the Hartland Women's Club. She had been a volunteer at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Mrs. Buckman was very active with her close friends for many years. She was born in Windsor on Jan. 3, 1924, the daughter of Konstantint and Sylvia (Vysocky) Baker. Mrs. Buckman attended school in Windsor and was a Windsor High School graduate. Survivors include her companion of more than 20 years, John Clark of Windsor; his children, Jeff Clark of Germantown, Pa., and Janice Bulock of Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Robert E. Buckman of Windsor and James G. Buckman of Claremont; three daughters, Janet Denis of South Windsor, Conn., Susan Chase of Claremont and Deborah Dugan of Plant City, Fla.; four brothers, Peter A. Baker of Woodstock, Vt., Thomas Baker and Mitchell Baker, both of Windsor, and Stanley F. Baker of Springfield; two sisters, Helen Rossi of Enfield, Conn., and Betty Davis of Hartford; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Konstant Baker and John A. Baker. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor, with the Rev. Robert J. Campbell officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Acutney Cemetery in Windsor. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: David's House, P.O. Box 768, Hanover, N.H. 03755.

Peter Fuller, 50
MIDDLETON, N.H. -- Peter T. Fuller, 50, of Route 153, died Wednesday (Dec. 18, 1996) at his home after a brief illness. Raised in Keene, he lived for several years in Rochester, N.H., before moving to Middleton, where he had resided since 1975. Mr. Fuller had been a teacher in Spaulding High School in Rochester since 1972. He was a former vice president of the Rochester Education Association for two terms. During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Fuller enjoyed woodcarving, construction, reading and outdoor recreation. He was born in Dover, N.H., on Jan. 18, 1946, the son of Reginald and Olive (Estabrook) Fuller. Mr. Fuller was a Keene High School graduate and a graduate of Keene State College with a bachelor of education in general science. Survivors include two sons, Jeremy P. Fuller and Matthew M. Fuller, both of Middleton; his mother and father of Keene; one brother, John M. Fuller of Alstead; four sisters, Joyce Gray, Nancy Kelly and Linda Rajaneimi, all of Keene, and Cindy King of Colchester, Vt.; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Christine M. Fuller. She died on Aug. 22. A gathering of friends and family will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the C.E. Peaslee and Son Funeral Home on Wakefield Road in Sanbornville, N.H. Memorial donations may be made in his name to: New Hampshire Fish and Game, attention director's office, 2 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 03301.

Richard Coady, 82
NEWPORT -- Richard H. Coady, 82, of Beverly Street, died Monday (Dec. 16, 1996) after a long illness. Mr. Coady was raised in the Newport-Claremont area, resided elsewhere during his working career and returned to Newport in 1976. Mr. Coady was employed with the Federal Aviation Administration from 1944 until his retirement in 1976. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after graduation and served four years. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps until discharged. Mr. Coady was a member of the American Legion BrewsterGould-Lee Post No. 25 in Newport. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose. Mr. Coady was also a member of the John Cain Golf Club in Newport. He was born in Newport on Oct. 2, 1914, the son of Arthur and Mary (Moore) Coady. Mr. Coady was a graduate of Stevens High School in Claremont. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Agnes (Gierlatowicz) Coady of Newport; one son, Richard H. Coady Jr., of Halifax, Pa.; two daughters, June Rossi of Newport and Billie Cohen of Milford, Conn.; two grandsons; three granddaughters; one great-grandson; and one niece. He was predeceased by one brother, John (Jack) Coady. Graveside services will be announced at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to: Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurses Association, P.O. Box 2209, New London, N.H. 03257. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.

Roland Paquette Sr., 69
CLAREMONT -- Roland P. Paquette Sr., 69, of Pleasant Valley Estates, died Friday (Dec. 13, 1996) at his home after a long illness. He had been a longtime Claremont resident. Mr. Paquette had been employed as a truck driver by G2S Construction Company in Massachusetts. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Paquette enjoyed fishing, camping and hiking. He was born in Whitefield, N.H., on June 6, 1927, the son of Moses and Mary (Fontaine) Paquette. Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Newell) Paquette of Claremont; one son, Roland P. Paquette Jr., of Sanford, Fla.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Alberta Boynton of Littleton, N.H., Louise Stevens of Nesbit, Miss., and Mary Smith of Whitefield; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St., with the Rev. Robert Perrigo, pastor of the New Life Worship Center, officiating. Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery in Claremont. Visiting hours are for one hour prior to the service Tuesday. Following services there will be time to share memories and refreshments at Cullen and Wendy Downing's home. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Connecticut Valley Home Care, Hospice, Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to: New Life Worship Center, 38 Summer St., Claremont, N.H. 03743.


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