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Armand Boyer, 62
CLAREMONT -- Armand J. Boyer, 62, of Hillside Terrace, died Friday (Dec. 20, 1996) at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a brief illness. Mr. Boyer had been a Claremont resident since May of 1995, and previously had resided in Springfield, Mass. He had been employed as a security guard by the Arrow Detective Agency in Springfield until retirement. He was born in Winooski, Vt., on Dec. 17, 1934, the son of Armand and Hilda (Metivier) Boyer. Survivors include his wife, Clara (Bresette) Boyer of Claremont; one god-child, Jill Gerrmann of Morgantown, N.C.; and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St., in Claremont with the Rev. Arthur Obin, O.M.I., pastor of St. Mary Church, officiating. Interment will be in the spring in Proctorsville. Calling hours are from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral Home, with a Christian Wake service in the evening.

Delpha Burrows, 84
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. Delpha Cecile Burrows, 84, of Lounsbury Lane, died Monday (Dec. 23, 1996) at the home of her daughter, Pauline Wood, where she had resided for the past six years. She was a Bennington, N.H., resident for 45 years. Mrs. Burrows had been an employee of New Hampshire Split Ball Bearing in Peterborough, working in the finishing room for 22 years. She was a member of the Senior Focus Club in Peterborough. Mrs. Burrows was a communicant of St. Peter Church in Peterborough and a former communicant of St. Patrick Church in Bennington. She was born in Fairfield, Maine, on Jan. 26, 1912, the daughter of Jon and Paulina (Wodoracks) Cripps. She had attended schools in Hyde Park, Mass. Survivors include three sons, William W. Burrows of Hillsborough, N.H., David C. Burrows and Thomas E. Burrows, both of Jaffrey, N.H.; two daughters, Pauline A Wood of Peterborough and Frances R. Schackett of Newport; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Blanche Sawyer of Bennington, Geneva Del Isola of Medford, Mass., Phyllis Alexander of Heywood, Calif., Ida Brown of Milton, Mass., and Jennie Stewart of Broomall, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Francis Burrows, in 1959, and one son, Allan J. Burrows, in 1978. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday in St. Peter Church in Peterborough. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Bennnington. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Woodbury and Son Funeral Home in Peterborough. Memorial donations may be made to: St. Patrick Catholic Church, Bennington, N.H.

Dorothy Schmitt, 85
CHARLESTOWN -- Dorothy Clara Schmitt, 85, of Michael Avenue, died Saturday (Dec. 21, 1996) at the home of her daughter after a long illness. Prior to coming to Charlestown, she resided in Felton, Del., and had previously lived in Bayport, Long Island, N.Y. Mrs. Schmitt was a flower farmer with her husband in Felton, until in 1978. She was a volunteer at the rectory of the Immaculate Conception Church in Felton for ten years and was a eucharistic minister in the parish. In recent years she was a member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Charlestown. Mrs. Schmitt was also a member of the Ladies Club. She was born in Sayville, Long Island, N.Y., on Nov. 1, 1911, the daughter of Joseph and Martha (Merry) Nolan. Mrs. Schmitt was a Sayville High School graduate. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Mary) Holze of Charlestown and Delores Garison of Manasas, Vir.; two sons, Thomas Schmitt of Felton and Joseph Schmitt of Madison, Wis.; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Frances Gerard of Hayward, Calif; one brother, Joseph Nolan of Bayport; also nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Jospeh Schmitt in 1978; one daughter, Regina Abbatte; and three sisters, Josephine Nolan, Veronica Nolan and Grace Nolan. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Catherine of Siena Church in Charlestown Interment will follow in Hol Cross Cemetery in Dover, Del. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Charlestown Memorial Chapel in Charlestown.

Eileen Rearick, 77
NEW LONDON, N.H. Eileen Rearick, 77, of Gay Farm Road died Saturday (Dec. 21, 1996) in the DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mrs. Rearick had been a New London resident for the past two years. She had lived in Georges Mills for 10 years previously and before that had lived in Providence, R.I., Montclair, N.J., Troy, N.Y., Canaan, N.H., and Weston, Mass. Mrs. Rearick was an instructor for the American Association of Retired Persons 55 Alive-Mature Driving Program, teaching at New London Hospital, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and other locations in the Upper Valley for more than 10 years. Mrs. Rearick attended First Church of Christ, Scientist. She was a member of the SooNipi Quilters Guild. Mrs. Rearick was president of the Sunapee Senior Citizens. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 14, 1919, the daughter of Willian and Selma (Forstofp Schurmann. Mrs. Rearick graduated high school in Queens, N.Y., and attended New York University. Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Richard R. Rearick of New London; two sons, Jon R. Rearick of Georges Mills and Peter C. Rearick of Hebroh, Maine; three grandchildren; one sister, Selma Voorhees of Tacoma, Wash.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Chadwick Funeral Home at 174 Main St., in New London with Mrs. Audr'ey Bearsley, reader of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, officiating. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: N.H. Heart Association, 309 Pine St., Manchester, N.H. 03103.

Flossie Burnham, 78
WINDSOR -- Flossie G. Burnham, 78, died Friday (Dec. 20, 1996) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Mrs. Burnham was employed at Dewey's Country Woolen Mill in Quechee, Vt., for 26 years. Most recently she had been employed at the Davis Home for the Aged in Windsor until her retirement in 1993. She was a member and past president of the World War Mothers and of the Emblem Club No. 145, both of Windsor. Mrs. Burnham greatly enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting and camping. She was born in Hartford on Aug. 27, 1918, the daughter of Horace and Beatrice (Gibbs) Lewin. Mrs. Burnham received her education in Hartford and Quechee. On June 15, 1934, she married Morris W. Burham in White River Junction, Vt. He died in 1992. Survivors include three daughters, Beatrice Gibbs and Shirley Kibling, both of Windsor and Marie "Maggie" Edwards of Cornish; three sons, Wayne Burnham of Hartland, Thomas Burnham of Claremont and Ralph Burham of Windsor; two brothers, Leon Lewin and Ralph Burnham, both of Woodstock, Vt.; 26 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Harry Gibbs in 1996; and four grandchildren, Chester Burnham in 1982, Margaret Pritchard in 1986, Roger Napsey in 1992 and James Napsey in 1992. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Old South Congregational Church in Windsor with the Rev. William Ellis Cobb, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tonight at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. There will be an Emblem Club Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Windsor Fire Fighters Memorial Fund, in care of Windsor Fire Fighters Association at 147 Main St., Windsor, Vt. 05089, Attention Chief Lew Gage; or to: Emblem Club Scholarship Fund at P.O. Bo 486, Windsor, Vt. 05089.

Frederic Sibley, 93
WOLFEBORO, N.H. Frederic E. Sibley, 92, of Goodrich Road, died Friday (Dec. 19, 1996) at his home, after a long illness. Mr. Sibley was a Walpole native and resident in his youth. He lived most of his adult life in Stow, Mass., and moved to Wolfeboro in 1992. Mr. Sibley owned and operated Frank Sibley and Son Poultry Farm with his father, from 1926 through the 1950's. He later worked for Thomas Taylor and Sons in Hudson, Mass. He was a member of the Unitarian Church of Hudson, Mass. He was a 50 year Mason in the Doric Lodge in Massachusetts. Mr. Sibley also belonged to the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He was born in Walpole on March 27, 1904, the son o Frank B. and Agnes B. (Manning) Sibley. Mr. Sibley was a Walpole High School graduate and the University of New Hampshire class of 1926. He met his wife, Catherine (Swett) Sibley at a college reunion in 1961. Survivors include one son, H. Wilbur Ford of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one daughter, Marilee Ford Wyman of Wolfeboro; four grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren. A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 28, 1996) in the Baker-Gagne Funeral Home, 85 Mill St., in Wolfeboro with the Rev. Dr. Walter Thyng officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Plymouth, N.H., in the spring.

George Roberts, 82
SPRINGFIELD -- George M. Roberts, 82, of River Street, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 1996) in his home after a long illness. He had been a Springfield resident since 1942 and had previously resided in Westmore, Vt., for many years. Mr. Roberts had worked for the Bryant Grinder Co. for several years. In 1977, he retired from the Fellows Gear Shaper Co. after working more than 25 years there. He was a member of Local United Electric Workers Union No. 218 in Springfield. Mr. Roberts was a former member of the Springfield Rod % Gun Club and was an avid fisherman. He was a member of both the Westmore Men's Club and the Westmore Association. He was born in Barnet, Vt., on Feb. 22, 1914, the son of John and Grace (Paquin) Roberts. Mr. Roberts attended schools in Cabot, Vt., Danville, Vt., and St. Johnsbury, Vt. On Dec. 21, 1935, he married Ruth A. Rash in Barton, Vt. Survivors include his wife, Ruth Roberts of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Barbara A.) Perkins of Storrs, Conn., and Mrs. Albert (Nancy A.) Roberts-Schweitzer of Lebanon, N.H.; one son, Charles J. Roberts of Huntington, Vt.; nine grandchildren; 12 greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Westmore, to be announced. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 77 Hegeman Ave., Colchester, Vt. 05446; or to: Westmore Community Church, RFD 2, Orleans, Vt. 05860. The Davis Memorial Chapel of Springfield is in charge of the arrangements.

Helen Stacy
BEDFORD, N.H. -- Helen B. (Betley) Stacy, died Friday (Dec. 20, 1996) at her home, after a brief illness. After her marriage she lived in Washington, D.C., and was the manager at Sak's Beauty Salon. She was born in Manchester, N.H., the daughter of Ignacy and Maryanna (Dulak) Betley. Mrs. Stacy was a graduate of anchester Central High School, Hesser Business School and Margaret's Beauty School. Survivors include three sisters, Ann Armstrong of Springfield, Emlen Cote of Bedford and Jane Shea of Ellington, Conn.; one stepson, Martin H. Stacy of Simpsonville, S.C.; one niece and two nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Francis M. Stacy on May 6, 1996. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Hedwig Church in Bedford. Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery in Bedford. Calling hours are from 3 to 5 p.m. today in the J.N. Bouffard & Sons Funeral Home, 110 Bridge St., Manchester. Memorial donations may be made to: American Heart Association, N.H. Affiliate, 20 Merrimack St., Manchester, N.H. 03101-2244.

James Child, 75
CHARLESTOWN -- James Henry Child, 75, of Summer Street died Sunday (Dec. 22, 1996) at the Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont after a short illness. He had been a Charlestown resident for the past 50 years. Mr. Child worked as a machinist for Bryant Grinder Corp., Jones & Lamson Machine Company, Fellows Corp., all of Springfield, Jacobs Machine of Charlestown, Fuller Machine of Alstead and Pratt & Whitney in Hartford, Conn. He retired in 1985, after working for Stanley Paving and also had previously worked for Don Highter Concrete, both of Charlestown. He had played baseball for the town teams of Farmington, N.H., Alstead and Charlestown. Mr. Child was a former member of the Springfield Bowling League. He was born in Farmington on Dec. 31, 1920, the son of Charles Everett and Nellie Susan (Fletcher) Child. Survivors include twin daughters, Mrs. John (Susan C.) Brooks of Newcastle, Maine, and Mrs. Charles (Sylvis C.) Fry of Walpole; one son, Charles L. Child of Charlestown and Essex, Vt.; 10 grandchildren; and one sister, with whom he made his home since 1955, Florence Bingham of Charlestown. He was predeceased by his wife, M. Lorraine Child in 1972; one brother, Charles E.T. Child; one sister, Ethel M. Child; and twin brother and sister, Donald and Dorothy Child. Graveside committal services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Forest Hill Cemetery in Charlestown with the Rev. Nancy Deever, Interim pastor of Charlestown Congregational Church, officiating. The Stringer's Charlestown Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers in his name to: Fall Mountain Emergency Respite Fund-HCS, P.O. Box 316, Charlestown, N.H. 03603; or to: Charlestown Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 369, Charlestown, N.H. 03603.

Linda LaMere, 46
CLAREMONT -- Linda E. Belanger LaMere, 46, of Paddy Hollow Road, died Thursday (Dec. 19, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Ms. LaMere was a lifetime area resident. She had been employed as a solderer by Thermal Dynamics in Lebanon, N.H., and previously had been employed as a machine operator by Homestead Industries in Claremont and had also worked at Ben's Market as a sales clerk. Ms. LaMere was an accomplished seamstress and an excellent craftswoman. She was born in Claremont on Dec. 2, 1950, the daughter of Leonard and Jennie (Gaulette) LaMere. Ms. LaMere was a 1969 graduate of Stevens High School. Survivors include two daughters, Sonya Hoisington of Claremont and Francine Emerson of Manchester, N.H.; one son, Stephen Paul Temple of Cranston, R.I.; four grandchildren; one sister, June M. Benson of Tampa, Fla.; her longtime companion, Frank 'Rodriguez of Claremont; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St., with the Rev. Gilmond Boucher, Parochial Vicar, St. Mary Parish, officiating. Graveside committal services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Upper Valley Humane Society, P.O. Box 30, Lebanon. N.H. 03766; or to: V.A. General Post Fund, V.A. Medical Center, White River Junction, Vt. 05001.

Myrtle Merrill, 98
SPRINGFIELD -- Myrtle C. Merrill, 93, died Saturday (Dec. 21, 1996) at the Springfield Hospital. Mrs. Merrill had resided in the Windsor-Weathersfield area for most of her life and moved to Springfield to live with her daughter in 1994. This past February, she moved to the Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Merrill was a 4-H leader in Brownsville for many years. She held various town offices positions in West Windsor for several years. Mrs. Merrill was a member the Home Demonstration Club in Ascutney and Club 39 Senior Citizen's Group in Windsor. She was born in Andover, Vt., the daughter of Ellis and Lizzie (McMahon) Clay. Mrs. Merrill attended schools in West Windsor and Windsor. On March 23, 1923, she married Louis C. Merrill in Claremont. He died in 1974. Survivors include one daughter, Eleanor J. Houghton of Springfield; two brothers, Lawrence Clay of West Hartford, Vt., and Ronald Clay of West Windsor; one sister, Hazel Hodgeman of Springfield; two grandchildren; six greatgrandchildren; two greatgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by three brothers and one sister. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Ascutneyville Cemetery in Ascutney. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of fiowers to: Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund, 105 Chester Road, Springfield, Vt. 05156.

Ruth Hood, 80
WINDSOR -- Ruth L. Hood, 80, died Monday (Dec. 23, 1996) at her home in Windsor. Mrs. Hood was a Windsor resident since 1941, and had previouly resided in Lebanon, N.H., for three years. Since 1974, she had spent winters in Tavares, Fla., and summers in her Windsor home.
Mrs. Hood had been employed at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Windsor from 1947 until retirement in 1971. She was born in South Pomfret, Vt., on April 20, 1916, the daughter of George and Lula (De Rosia) Barron. Mrs. Hood attended grade school in South Pomfret and graduated from Woodstock (Vt.) High School in 1934. On Nov. 26, 1938, she married Clarence J. Hood in Lebanon. He died in 1989. Survivors include one daughter, Donna K. Duling of Windsor; one son, James E. Hood of Saxtons River; two sisters, Myrtle Mulroy of Tavares and Pauline Maynes of White River Junction, Vt., and Tavares; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Gordon Barron in 1995.

Graveside service will be held in accordance with her wishes at the St. Francis Cemetery in Windsor in the spring. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Windsor Regional Home Health Agency, R.R. 1, Box 6, Windsor, Vt. 05089. The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is in charge of the arrangements.

Christine 'Teeny' Dow, 87
CLAREMONT -- Christine F. "Teeny" Dow, 87, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. She had been a Claremont resident for many years. Mrs. Dow was an elementary teacher in her earlier years, teaching in Belmont, Vt., and West Hartford, Vt., schools. She then worked at Sullivan Machine Co. plant in Claremont for nearly 40 years, the last 20 of which was as a private secretary. She was an active member of the Plainfield Communiy Baptist Church in Plainfield for many years. Mrs. Dow was an ardent fishing and hunting partner, in her youth, with her father and later with her husband. She was devoted to music and dancing, and she actively pursued each and every opportunity. Mrs. Dow always had an effervescent love of life and a great sense of humor. She was born in Plainfield on Jan. 12, 1909, the daughter of Edward and Eunice (Stickney) Waite. Mrs. Dow received her education in Windsor and was a 1926 graduate of Windsor High School. Mrs. Dow continued her studies to become an elementary teacher. On June 26, 1929, she married William E. Dow in Plainfield. He died in 1983. Survivors include one nephew, Robert E. Gray of Mesa, Ariz.; three grandnephews, three grandneices and several great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one sister, Sylvia W. Gray in May 1982. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Plainfield Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Suellen Leugers, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Plain Cemetery in Plainfield. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Plainfield Community Baptist Church, P.O. Box 84, Plainfield, N.H. 03781; or to: the charity of one's choice in Christine's name.

Dorothy Stever, 98
CLAREMONT -- Dorothy M. Stever, 93, a longtime resident of Hartford Street, died Thursday (Jan. 9, 1997) at New London Hospital after a long illness. She was a lifelong Claremont resident. Mrs. Stever worked from 1920 until 1931 at the old Sullivan Machine Co. In 1945, she began working for the Joy Manufacturing Co. until 1948, when she started working as a legal secretary for Buckley & Zopf Law Firm, retiring in 1965. Mrs. Stever was a parishioner of the First Congregational Church, past president of the Women's Federation and a former deaconess. She was a member and Worthy Matron in 1939 of the Woodman Chapter No. 26, Order of Eastern Star, past president of Matrons & Patrons Association. She was a member of the Col. Samuel Ashley Chapter of the D.A.R., Claremont. Mrs. Stever was a former treasurer for 15 years of the Frances J. Tolles Home. She was born in Claremont on March 26, 1903, the daughter of Fred B. and Flora (Tenney) Magown. Mrs. Stever graduated valedictorian of the Class of 1920 from Stevens High School. On. Sept. 5, 1926, she married Arthur J. Stever. He died on March 25, 1991. Survivors include nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont with the Rev. Mary Elizabeth Scales, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating. Interment will be private in Mountain View Cemetery. Visiting is for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Eleanor Hill, 91
SUNAPEE -- Eleanor W. Hill, 91, of River Road, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at New London Hospital. She had been a Sunapee resident since 1925. Mrs. Hill was the owner and operator of the Woodbine Cottage in Sunapee since 1928. She was a parishioner of the Sunapee Community Methodist Church. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Sunapee Women's Club. She belonged to the Lake Grange and the Crescent Rebekah Lodge. Mrs. Hill was also a member of the Republican Women's Club. She was born in Pittsfield, Maine, on Sept. 25, 1905, the daughter of Leo and Florence (Woodard) Richardson. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Richardson of Sunapee and Barbara A. Gallup of Sunapee and Florida; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grand-children; and one cousin. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Robert F. Hill. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Sunapee Commmunity Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne MacDonald, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the spring. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Sunapee Fast Squad, P.O. Box 15, Sunapee, N.H. 03782; or to: Lake Sunapee Community Health Care, P.O. Box 2209, New London, N.H. 03257. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at 42 Main St. in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.

Eva Baerhuk, 75
CLAREMONT -- Eva Ann Baerhuk, 75, of West Terrace Street, died Tuesday (Jan. 7, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness. She was a Claremont native and lifelong resident. Miss Baerhuk was a telephone operator for 38 years for the New England Telephone Company retiring in 1986. Miss Baerhuk was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was born in Claremont on Nov. 2, 1921, the daughter of Prokopy and Theodora (Ykbovsky) Baerhuk. Miss Baerhuk was a 1940 graduate of Stevens High School. Survivors include one brother, Walter Baerhuk Sr. of Claremont; one sister, Olga Juda of Dunbarton, N.H.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers, George Baerhuk and Nicholas Baerhuk, and one sister, Sonia Henderson. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont with the Rev. Father Andrew Tregubov, pastor of the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Mountain View Cemetery. Visiting hours are from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Evelyn Parady, 94
LEBANON, N.H. -- Evelyn B. Parady, 94, died Sunday (Jan. 5, 1997) at the Alice Peck Day Extended Care Facility in Lebanon, N.H. She was a lifelong Lebanon resident. Mrs. Parady owned and operated the 'Thrift Shop," an antiques shop on Court Street for many years and later in her home on Heater Road. Mrs. Parady was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon. She was a member and past president of the Rebekahs. Mrs. Parady was also a member and past president of the New Hampshire Button Society. She was born in Lebanon on Nov. 17, 1902, the daughter of Thomas A. and Julia A. (Bartlett) Woodward. Mrs. Parady attended schools in Lebanon. Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy J. Doyle of Lebanon; two sons, Roger H. Parady of Las Vegas, Nev., and Peter P. Parady of Huntington Beach, Calif.; three brothers, Leon Woodward and Robert Woodward, both of Lebanon, and Earl Woodward of Sharon, Vt.; three sisters, Georgianna Nugent and Roxie Beard, both of Lebanon, and Elaine Quimby of Newport; and eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur W. Parady on Jan. 14, 1971; one brother, Harry Woodward; and one sister, Dorothy Woodward. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church of Lebanon at School and Green streets, with the Rev. Dale Ed- wards officiating. Burial will follow in Valley Cemetery in Lebanon. There will be no visiting hours. The Ricker Funeral Home at 56 School St. in Lebanon is handling the arrangements.

Helen Zerbel, 84
SUNAPEE -- Helen L. (Carty) Zerbel, 84, of Cary Road, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport. Mrs. Zerbel had resided for many years in Needham, Mass., and moved to the Goshen-Sunapee area in 1973. She was the business administrator for the William Carter Co. of Needham for many years. Mrs. Zerbel was a communicant of St. Joachim's Church in Sunapee. Mrs. Zerbel had been enjoying her retirement years spending time with her family. She was born in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 8, 1912, the daughter of Stephen H. and Helen (Ruane) Carty. Survivors include one son, Arthur B. Zerbel Jr., of Sunapee; three grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine Crane and Rita Anderson, both of Westwood, Mass.; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Arthur B. Zerbel in 1995. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joachim's Church in Sunapee with the Rev. Joseph Mahoney, pastor, celebrant. Burial will be held in the spring in Eastman Cemetery in Sunapee. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Chadwick Funeral Home at 174 Main St. in New London. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Lake Sunapee Regional VNA, P.O. Box 2209, New London, N.H. 03257.

Hiram Merrill, 87
WINDSOR -- Hiram P. Merrill, 87, died Wednesday (Jan. 8, 1997) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center's Skilled Nursing Facility in Windsor. Mr. Merrill had been a Windsor resident since 1930. He was employed at the Gallaher Chemical Corp., Gibson Motors and Davis Brothers Garage, all of Windsor. In 1973, he retired from Cone Automatic Machine Co. in Windsor, where he was employed for several years. Mr. Merrill was a former member of the Elks Club No. 1665 of Windsor. He was born in South Woodstock, Vt., on May 11, 1909, the son of Elmer and Harriett (Dow) Merrill. Mr. Merrill attended schools in Woodstock, Vt. On Sept. 3, 1930, he married Ruth A. Wyman in Enfield. Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine Shambo of Cornish and Alice Reynolds of Windsor; one son, Duane R. Merrill of Windsor; 17 grand-children; several great-grand-children, great-great-grand-children, nieces, nephews, and a special friend and companion for several years, Jeannette Beers of Hewitt, Texas. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Merrill, in 1976; one daughter, Arlene M. Fadden, in August 1996; two granddaughters; six brothers; and five sisters. Burial will be at a later date in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Proctorsville. The Knight Funeral Home of Windsor is in charge of the arrangements.

Lena Burr, 88
CLAREMONT -- Lena P. Burr, 88, formerly of Walnut Street and Maple Avenue, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire in Claremont after a long illness. She was a lifelong Claremont resident. Mrs. Burr had worked as an inspector for the Claremont Label Co., retiring in 1971 and had previously worked as a stitcher for the International, Montclair and Newport Shoe companies. Mrs. Burr was a former member of the Foresters of America. She was born in Claremont on June 20, 1908, the daughter of Edmund and Clerinda (Barraby) Prud'homme. On Feb. 7, 1927, she married William Burr. He died on May 29, 1951. Survivors include two sons, Norman M. Burr of Claremont and Gordon W. Burr of Bedford, Mass.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by one son, Richard A. Burr on Jan. 23, 1996; and one sister, Miss Ida Prud'homme on May 22, 1993. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday (Jan. 17, 1997) at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor of St. Joseph Church, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her name to: Claremont Firemen's Association Scholarship Fund, 100 Broad St. Claremont, N.H. 03743.

Michael Desilets, 24
NEWPORT -- Michael A. Desilets, 24, of North Main Street, died Sunday (Jan. 5, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont after a sudden illness. He had been a lifetime Claremont-Newport area resident. Mr. Desilets was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching various sporting events on television. He was born in Claremont on Aug. 19, 1972, the son of Denis and Donna (Thomas) Desilets. Mr. Desilets was a 1992 Stevens High School graduate. Survivors include his mother, Donna Greenwood of Newrort; his father, Denis Desilets of Claremont; one sister, Kelli Desilets of Newport; his paternal grandfather, Laurent Desilets of Claremont; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont, with the Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor of St. Mary Church, officiating. Committal services will be held at the convenience of the family. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 7 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday in the funeral home.

Mildred Wilder, 76
KEENE. N.H. -- Mildred B. Wilder, 76, of Peg Shop Road, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. She had been a Keene resident for many years. Mrs. Wilder was a member of Asteria Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She was born in Walpole on May 24, 1910, the daughter of Walter and Elvira (Patch) Moody. Mrs. Wilder was a graduate of Walpole High School. Survivors include her husband, Grant E. Wilder of Keene; one son, Charles F. Wilder of Keene; one sister, Evelyn Craig of Gardner, Mass. two grandsons; and two great-grandsons. Private graveside services will be held at Monadnock View Cemetery in Keene. There are no visiting hours. The Fletcher Funeral Home of Keene is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to: Monadnock Humane Society, P.O. Box 501, Keene, N.H. 03431; or to: Asteria Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, in care of Phyllis Borden, Wyman Road, Keene, N.H. 03431.


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