Altie W. Hussey, 88
CHARLESTOWN -- Mrs. Altie W. Hussey, 88, formerly of 353 Prospect Street,
in East Longmeadow, Ma. died Monday evening, January 27, 1997 at the Peaceful
Harvest Christian Home on Lower Lovers Lane Road in Charlestown after a
long illness. She was born in Springfield, Ma. on July 12, 1908 the daughter
of Foster and Mary "Minnie" (Crawford) Worthington. She lived in East Longmeadow,
Mass., for nearly 50 years and resided in Charlestown to be near her daughter
since August of 1995. Mrs. Hussey graduated from Springfield Technical
School and worked as a secretary for the F.B. Mallory Milk Company for
12 years. She was a former Girl Scout leader, a former member of the First
Congregational Church and the Woman's Club of the church and also the Good
Sam Trailer Club in East Longmeadow. She attended the Renewed Life In Jesus
Church in Chester, Vt. She did extensive traveling which included two trips
to Europe. She and her husband built a cabin cruiser in their back yard
and they enjoyed boating and the water. She was extremely creative and
artistic and worked in crafts and ceramics. She was the widow of Russell
B. Hussey whom she married on June 28, 1929. He died Nov. of 1987. The
family includes one daughter, Mrs. Philip F. (Beverly H.) Anderson of N.
Springfield, Vt; two grandchildren, Carolyn F. Heir of Weathersfield, Vt.
and Kenneth B. Anderson of N. Springfield, Vt; two great-grandchildren,
Eric J. Tabor and Megan L. Heir both of Weathersfield, Vt.; one nephew,
Robert Worthington East Longmeadow, Mass. She was predec'eased by one daughter,
Carolyn F. Hussey who died at age 11 in 1949. Friends may call at the Charlestown
Memorial Chapel, 34 Main Street in Charlestown on Wednesday afternoon,
Jan. 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. with the Funeral Services at the Chapel at two
o'clock with Robert LaValle, pastor of the Renewed Life In Jesus of Chester,
Vt. officiating. Friends may call at the Byron Funeral Chapel on Allen
Street in Springfield Mass. on Friday afternoon and evening from 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at 1 p.m.
with Robert LaVallee, officiating. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery
on Parker Street in East Longmeadow, Mass. The family suggests that donations
may be made in her memory to the Peaceful Harvest Christian Home, 54 Woodrise
Road, Charlestown, NH 03603.
Alton Sartwell, 73
NEWPORT -- Alton "Pete" T. Sartwell, 73, of Maple Street, died Tuesday
(Jan. 28, 1997) at his home.
He had been a Newport resident since 1940. Mr. Sartwell was employed
with Fellows Gear Shaper in Springfield for two years and at Joy Manufacturing
for more than 32 years before retiring in 1978. He had been a member of
the Civilian Conservation Corps in Vermont for two years. During World
War II, he served in the Army with the 97th Infantry Division in Gen. Patton's
Third Army. He saw action in 17 countries in Europe and the Battle of the
Bulge. He also served in the Army of Occupation in Japan. Mr. Sartwell
was a member of the Newport Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and a third and
fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Sartwell was a coach
for the Catholic Youth Organization baseball league. He was born in Websterville,
Vt., on Feb. 11, 1923, the son of Philip and Rose (Bourgeois) Sartwell.
Mr. Sartwell attended the Upper Graniteville School in Barre, Vt. Survivors
include his wife of 54 years, Harriet (Colby) Sartwell of Newport; one
son, Peter A. Sartwell of Newport; two daughters, Robin Rist of Meredith,
N.H., and Mary E. Holt of Havelock, N.C.; one brother, Ralph Sartwell of
Concord, N.H.; three sisters, Marjorie Kempton of Plymouth, Mass., Rhoda
M. Sartwell of Newport and Gertrude Grenier of Zephyrhills, Fla.; five
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and
A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in
St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Newport with the Rev. Joseph Mahoney officiating.
Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery after the funeral. Visiting
hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the NewtonBartlett Funeral Home at
42 Main St. in Newport. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers
to: St. Patrick's Catholic Church Memorial Fund, 32 Beech St., Newport,
Barbara LeClair, 89
CLAREMONT -- Mrs. Barbara D. LeClair, 89, formerly of Eastman St.,
died Saturday (Jan. 25, 1997) at Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire
in Claremont after a long illness. She had resided in Claremont nearly
all her life. Mrs. LeClair worked at the Ideal Laundry for several years
and retired in 1970 after 13 years as a nurse's aide for the Valley Regional
Hospital. She was a longtime member of the Union Episcopal Church, a member
of the World War Mothers and a former member of the Grange No. 9. She enjoyed
reading, handiwork and especially her grandchildren. Mrs. LeClair was born
in Hinchinbrook, Ontario, Canada, on Feb. 16, 1907, the daughter of Arthur
and Ann Jane (Shillington) Harten. She was married to George D. LeClair
who died April 3, 1991. Survivors include: four daughters, Mrs. Leon (Thelma)
Fecteau and Mrs. Edward (Freda) Jones, both of Cornish, Mrs. Christos (Barbara)
Lillios of Bow, N.H., and Mrs. George (Rosemary) Clark of East Hartford,
Conn.; four sons, George D. LeClair Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., Arthur LeClair
of Brownsville, Joseph LeClair of Orange, Calif., and Frederick LeClair
of Orlando, Fla.; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren;
one brother, Ross Harten of Springfield; and several nieces and newphews.
She was pre-deceased by one son, Vernon Bruce LeClair who died Jan. 30,
1991, and one daughter, Mrs. Rene (Theresa) Patenaude who died June 20,
1992. Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Stringer Funeral
Home in Claremont. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Stringer
Funeral Home with Rev. R. Cassius Webb, rector of the Union Episcopal Church,
of- ficiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. Donations may be
made to the Union Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 901, Claremont, N.H. 03743
or the American Diabetes Association, New Hampshire Affiliate, 132 Middle
St., Manchester, N.H. 03101 or the New Hampshire Chapter, National Multiple
Sclerosis Society, 27 Harvey Road, Bedford, N.H. 03110.
Edith Jones, 98
KEENE, N.H. -- Edith Jones, 93, formerly of Elm Street, died Wednesday
(Jan. 22, 1997) at the Genesis ElderCare in Keene after a period of failing
health. She had previously lived in Alstead for many years. Mrs. Jones
was a member of the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church for many years.
She was born in Somerville, Mass., on Feb. 28, 1903, the daughter of Arthur
and Angela (Knauss) Hall. Survivors include two grandchildren, Susan Hanson
of Berlin, Germany, and Mark Hanson of New Durham, N.H.; and one niece.
She was predeceased by her husband, Vinnie Jones. Services were held today
at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church. Burial will be in the spring
in the family lot in Alstead. The Fletcher Funeral Home of Keene is in
charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in her name
to: New Book Fund, Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St., Keene, N.H. 03431.
Ernest Perkins, 81
BELLOWS FALLS -- Ernest Perkins, 81, died Wednesday (Jan. 29, 1997)
at Linden Lodge in Brattleboro, Vt. Mr. Perkins was a longtime Bellows
Falls resident and had lived in Townshend, Vt., and Brattleboro. Mr. Perkins
was a self-employed groundskeeper, mowing lawns. He was born in Grafton,
Vt., on June 30, 1915, the son of Edward and Mary (Tourlelotte) Perkins.
On Nov. 3, 1945, he marrie Mary Louise Hall in South Newfane, Vt. She died
in 1972. Survivors include nieces and nephews. A graveside service will
be held in the spring in the Williamsville New Cemetery. Visiting hours
are from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in the White Funeral Home in Townshend.
Hial Colburn, 79
MARLBOROUGH, N.H. Hial O. Colburn, 79, of Frost Street, died Tuesday
(Jan. 28, 1997) at his home. He had been a Keene, N.H., resident prior
to moving to Marlborough 11 years ago. Mr. Colburn had been employed with
Sprague & Carlson Furniture of Keene for 30 years before retiring in
1981. During World War II, he served in the Army in Italy and North Africa.
Mr. Colburn was a member of the Keene Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No.
799. He was born in Keene on Nov. 7, 1917, the son of George and Leona
(Robinson) Colburn. Mr. Colburn attended Keene schools. Survivors include
his wife of 51 years, Charlotte (Caron) Colburn of Marlborough; three sons,
Gregory H. Colburn and Stephen W. Colburn, both of Keene and George D.
Colburn of Gilsum, N.H.; one daughter, Kathryn J. Fowle of Charlestown;
three brothers, Bernard Colburn and Ray Colburn, both of Keene, and Clayton
Colburn of Florida; three sisters, Joan Little of Keene, Grace Boisvert
of North Swanzey, N.H., and Kathleen Knower of Greenfield, Mass.; nine
grandchildren; one greatgranddaughter; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased
by two brothers, Almon Colburn and Roger Colburn; and one sister, Helen
Cantlin. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday
in St. Bernard's Church at 185 Main St., Keene. Visiting hours are from
7 to 9 tonight at the Fletcher Funeral Home at 33 Marlborough St., in Keene.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to: Cedercrest, 91 Maple Ave.,
Keene, N.H. 03431.
Joseph Mayer, 62
SPRINGFIELD -- Joseph Dona Raymond Mayer, 62, of Church Court, died
Sunday (Jan. 26, 1997) at Springfield Hospital after a long illness. Mr.
Mayer had made his home in Brattleboro, Vt., for many years and more recently
in Springfield. During the Korean Conflict he served in the Army. He was
born in Salisbury, Vt., on May 11, 1934, the son of Armand and Jeanne (Forgues)
Mayer. Survivors include his mother, Jane Bishop of Keene, N.H.; one sister,
Henriette Olmstead of Keene; one brother, Joseph L. Mayer of Irving, Texas;
three half brothers, John Bishop of Everett, Wash., Ernest Bishop of Deputy,
Ind., and Rollin Bishop of Brattleboro; one half sister, Darlene Hutchinson
of Bonny Lake, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside committal
service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
There will be no visiting hours. Arrangements are being handled by the
Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.
Mary E. Michniewicz, 75
BELLOWS FALLS -- Mary E. Michniewicz, 75, of Rockingham Road, died
Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Fletcher Allen Medical Center, Burlington, Vt. Mrs.
Michniewicz was born July 14, 1921 in North Walpole the daughter of John
C. and Margaret E. (Shaughnessy) Lindstrom. She attended schools in North
Walpole and was a 1939 graduate of Bellows Falls High School. Mrs. Michniewicz
worked for Bell Telephone as a supervisor traveling throughout Vermont.
Mary was a talented and gifted musician. She was formerly an organist and
choir director for the St. Charles Church in Bellows Falls and St Peter's
Church in North Walpole. She also played the piano for local social events
including fashion shows, talent shows, musicals, and for the American Legion
Gold Star Mothers and at area restaurants for many years. She was a member
of the Pierce Lawn American Legion Auxiliary, Bellows Falls, a former member
of the Bellows Falls Women's Club, a volunteer at the Rockingham Memorial
Hospital, Bellows Falls, and a former past president of the PTA at the
Central Elementary School. On May 27, 1950 in St. Peter's Church, North
Walpole she married Steven Michniewicz. Besides her husband of Bellows
Falls she is survived by four daughters, Anne Blake of Fair Haven, Vt.,
Linda Michiewicz-Workman of Barton, Vt., Mary Ellen Early of Allentown,
Pa. and Margaret Michniewicz of Burlington, Vt., two brothers, James Lindstrom
of Springfield, Vt. and John Lindstrom of Keene, NH and two grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Dennis Horan, Thursday at
11 a.m. at St. Peter's Church. North Walpole. Calling hours will be held
Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral
Home, Bellows Falls. In lieu of flowers donations should be made to the
Food Pantry, care of St. Peter's Church, North Walpole, N.H. 03609.
Remi Gendron, 98
CLAREMONT -- Remi Louis Gendron, 98, formerly of Elm Street, died Friday
(Jan. 24, 1997) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a long
illness. Mr. Gendron had resided in Claremont for most of his life. He
was the head grower at Weston Heights Gardens in Windsor in his earlier
years and went on to work at Sullivan Machine Co. from 1939 until 1945.
From 1945 through the 1950s he became self-employed as a landscape architect.
He went back to Joy Manufacturing Co. in the 1950s until his retirement
in 1963. Mr. Gendron was very active in Claremont. Much of his time from
1963 until 1980 was devoted to the senior movement. He was one of the organizers
and first executive director of the senior center in Claremont in 1969,
a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging in 1971, and was one
of the incorporators and board member of the Senior Citizens Housing Development
Corp. of Claremont. He was a member of the National Council of Senior Citizens
from 1973 on and one of the incorporators and board members of the Congress
of Claremont Senior Citizens in 1973. Mr. Gendron was an active advocate
for the senior citizen population, organizing senior centers in conjunction
with the National Council of Senior Citizens, Washington, D.C., throughout
New England. He was known as the "Father of the Senior Movement" in Claremont
and will be remembered by many for his strong advocacy for people's rights
and his compassion in helping his fellow man. Mr. Gendron was a parishioner
of St. Mary Church and later St. Joseph Church and a life member of the
Father Cote Council and Fourth Degree Assembly Knights of Columbus. He
was past member and Financial Secretary of the A.F. of L. Steelworkers
Union Local No. 2944. He was a member of the National Landscape Architects
Association. Mr. Gendron was one of the organizers of the Claremont Jalopy
Owners and Drivers Associations in 1945 and a lifetime member of the Claremont
Speedway. He was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1973. Mr.
Gendron will be remembered by many for his love of the outdoors, his great
love and ability in growing beautiful flowers, trees and vegetables and
especially for his patience, understanding and honesty. He was born in
St. David, Yamaska, P.Q., Canada, on Sept. 5, 1898, the son of Amedee E.
and Marie (Chabot) Gendron. On April 11, 1931, he married Mary Pinette.
She died in 1981. Survivors include one son, Louis Remi Gendron of Claremont;
five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six nieces, five nephews and
six cousins. He was also predeceased by one brother, Amedee E. Gendron
in 1995; one sister, Marie Lavaude in 1993; and two nephews. A Mass of
Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Church
with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will
follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday
in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Memorial donation
may be made in his name to: Memorial Fund, Congress of Claremont Senior
Citizens, in care of Robert K. Jones, Treasurer, 67 Maple Ave., Claremont,
Ronald J. Lewko, 88
CLAREMONT -- Ronald J. Lewko, 33, of 17 Barnes Street in Claremont,
died Monday, Jan. 27 at Darthmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon
following a brief illness. He was born in Claremont on April 18, 1963 the
son of Joseph and Helen (Zombeck) Lewko and had been a lifetime area resident.
He was a graduate of Stevens High School, Class of 1981. He was a communicant
of St. Joseph's Parish. He was employed as a line cook by Ascutney Mountain
Resort in Brownsville, and prior to that had been employed as a line cook
by the Village Inn in Woodstock, Vt., for five years. Ronald was an accomplished
artist and caricatures were his favorite. He liked the movies and loved
to watch wrestling for the entertainment. Members of his family include
his parents; Joesph and Helen Lewko, Claremont; three brothers; Richard
Lewko, Derry, N.H., Robert Lewko, Claremont and Raymond Lewko, Charlestown;
his longtime friend; Pamela Quinn, Reading, Vt. three nephews and several
aunts, uncles and cousins. A Christian Mass of Resurrection will be held
at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday in St. Joseph's Church with the Rev. Stanley
J. Piwowar, pastor, celebrating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's cemetery.
Friends may call at the Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan Street on Wednesday
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The family suggests that memorial contributions be
made either to the St. Joesph Parish Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont,
NH 03743 or to the American Cancer Society, care of Eileen Eroszonak, Volunteer
Memorial Chairperson, 8 Marcott Avenue, Claremont, N.H. 03743.
Albert Scranton, 82
CLAREMONT -- Albert Edward Scranton, 82, of Kenyon Street, died Sunday
(Feb. 2, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Scranton
had been a Claremont resident for more than 59 years. He was employed with
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Windsor for 37 years as a mill man prior
to retiring in 1971. During World War II, he was a member of the CCC. Mr.
Scranton was a member of the Sportsmen Club and the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Scranton enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a loving husband, father
and grand-father. He was born in Charlestown on Oct. 14, 1914, the son
of James and Alice (Knights) Scranton. Mr. Scranton attended Charlestown
High School. Survivors include his wife whom he married on March 28, 1938,
Margaret E. (Wheeler) Scranton of Claremont; one son, Albert "Butch" Scranton
of Claremont; one daughter, Coleen A. Haines of Claremont; eight grandchildren;
14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Walter Scranton of Charlestown; two
sisters, Margaret Davis of Acworth and Edna Jillson of Charlestown; and
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one daughter, Mrs. David (Corinne
U.) Mercier in 1984; one brother, Alfred Scranton; and one sister, Olive
Elliott. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday 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. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral
Andre Villers, 66
CLAREMONT -- Andre J. Villers, 66, of Twistback Road, died Tuesday
(Feb. 4, 1997) at the Veterans Affairs hospital in White River Junction,
Vt., after a long illness. He was a lifetime Claremont resident. Mr. Villers
had been employed by C&I Construction as a heavy equipment operator.
Mr. Villers was a communicant of St. Mary parish. During the Korean Conflict,
he served in the Army. He was born in Claremont on Nov. 29, 1930, the son
of Antonio and Rose (Brassau) Villers. Survivors include two sons, Michael
Villers and Joseph Villers, both of Claremont; one brother, Alfred Villers
of Claremont; two sisters, Rita Collins Of Cornish and Theresa Denis of
Claremont; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife,
Jane (Fleury) Villers in 1989, and one brother, Armand Villers. A Christian
Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Mary Parish,
with the Rev. Gilmond Boucher, parochial vicar of St. Mary Parish, officiating.
Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to
9 p.m. Sunday in the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St., in Claremont.
Albert 'Arb' Sylvester, 76
CHARLE STOWN -- Albert Arthur "Arb" Sylvester, 76, of Briggs Hill,
died Tuesday (Feb. 11, 1997) at Springfield Hospital after a long illness.
He had been a Charlestown resident for most of his life. Mr. Sylvester
had worked as an inspector for 43 years at the Fellows Gear Shaper Company
in Springfield prior to his retirement in Feb. of 1982. He had also been
a car salesman for Burbee's Fall Mountain Ford and privately for many years.
During World War II, he served in the Army and received the Bronze Star.
Mr. Sylvester was a member and past commander of the Charlestown V.F.W.
Post No. 8497. He was also a member and past president of the Charlestown
Rotary Club. Mr. Sylvester loved his grandchildren and companions, "Spike
and Boots." He was born in Charlestown on Feb. 17, 1920, the son of William
Henry and Ida M. (Johannsen) Sylvester. Mr. Sylvester was a graduate of
Charlestown High School. In 1964, he married Rhonda Pollard. She died on
June 10, 1993. Survivors include four daughters, Sylvia Blanchard of Keene,
N.H., Joyce Doody of Coraopolis, Pa., Judith A. Fisher and Patricia J.
Van, both of Charlestown; one son, Ralph E. Russell Jr., of Charlestown;
14 grand-children; nine great-grand-children; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one son, Scott Sylvester in 1978; one granddaughter,
Holly Giles in 1969; five brothers; and three sisters. Funeral services
will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Charlestown Memorial Chapel at
34 Main St., with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor of St. Joseph Church
in Claremont, officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow
in Pine Crest Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the chapel.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to: Charlestown Ambulance Service,
P. O. Box 369, Charlestown, N.H. 03603; or to: Home Healthcare, Hospice
and Community Services Fall Mountain Branch, P.O. Box 316, Charlestown,
Darry Gladue, 87
CLAREMONT -- Darry A. Gladue, 87, formerly of Maple Manor in Newport,
died Friday (Feb. 7, 1997) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity
after a long illness. He was a longtime area resident, then moved to Phoenix,
Ariz., for 15 years and returned to the Newport-Claremont area in 1986.
Mr. Gladue was employed by the Dartmouth Woolen Mill as a chain builder
for more than 30 years. While in Phoenix, he was employed as a school crossing
guard. Mr. Gladue was a member of the United Methodist Church in Claremont.
He was a Governor of the Moose Lodge in Phoenix. Mr. Gladue was an active
member of the Newport and Claremont Moose Lodges. He was born in Bristol,
R.I., on June 1, 1909, the son of Henry and Evelina (Goudreault) Gladue.
Survivors include two daughters, Marie Dorr of Rutland, Vt., and Nancy
Courtemanche of Claremont; many grand-children; numerous great-grandchildren;
one sister, Vina Chartier of Newport; and several nieces and nephews. He
was predeceased by his wife, Eunice (Putnam) Gladue in 1984; and one son,
Robert Gladue in 1996. Graveside committal services will be held in the
spring in Mountain View Cemetery. l'iiere will be no visiting hours. The
Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St., in Claremont is handling the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to: Sullivan County Nursing Home, Patient
Activity Fund, RR 1, Box 392, Claremont, N.H. 03743.
Ernestine Bora, 99
CLAREMONT -- Ernestine Claire Bora, 99, formerly of Tutherly Avenue
and 67 Maple Ave., died Sunday (Feb. 9, 1997) at the Valley Regional Hospital
after a long illness. Mrs. Bora came to the United States in 1919, had
resided in Claremont for most of her life and for 54 years she lived on
Tutherly Avenue. She had worked in the cotton mill, woolen mill and the
shoe shops in the area. Mrs. Bora loved to work in her garden. She was
born in Amieens, France on Dec. 26, 1897, the daughter of A. Hubert and
Celine (Rheaut) Brailly. On July 12, 1919, she married Peter O. Bora in
Paris, she was a French War Bride. He died on April 17, 1972. Survivors
include one sister, Blanche Panebofnf of LaNeuville, Moliens, France; and
several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and many friends. She
was predeceased by one sister, Yvonne Brailly in France. A Mass of Christian
burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Church in Claremont.
Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 10
to 11 a.m. Wednesday, prior to the funeral, at the Stringer Funeral Home
at 146 Broad St. in Claremont.
Florence Guthrie, 108
LEBANON, N.H. -- Florence Atwood Guthrie, 108, died Monday (Feb. 10,
1997) at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, N.H. Mrs.
Guthrie was a longtime Lebanon resident. She attended the First Baptist
Church. Mrs. Guthrie loved to cook and was devoted to her family. She was
born in Lubec, Maine on June 1, 1888, the daughter of David and Sarah (Lake)
Moore. Survivors include three sons, Clifford Guthrie of Quechee, Vt.,
Gleason Guthrie of Canaan, N.H., and Douglas Guthrie of West Canaan; three
daughters, Vivian Tinker of West Canaan, Daisy Sunn of Canaan and Jennie
Biggs of North Walpole; 28 grand-children; 31 great-grand-children; and
several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Henry E. Guthrie on Oct. 29, 1974;
and two sons, Leroy and Newton Guthrie. Funeral services will be held at
2 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church in Lebanon with the Rev. Dale
Edwards officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon.
Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Ricker Funeral Home
at 56 School St. in Lebanon.
George Cutting, 70
WEARE, N.H. -- George W. Cutting, 70, of South Stark Highway, died
Wednesday (Feb. 12, 1997) at his daughter's home. Mr. Cutting moved to
Weare in 1988. He had worked for 32 years for Henniker Hardwood Pallet
prior to retirement. Mr. Cutting had also been a logger. During World War
II, he served in the Army. He was born in Gardner, Mass. Survivors include
his wife of 42 years, Beryl C. (Gaby) Cutting of Weare; two daughters,
Cindy Fayne of Silverdale, Pa., and Clara H. Hall of Pembroke, N.H.; three
stepdaughters, Ella Currier of Springfield, Carol E. Pike of Henniker and
Nancy H. Murphy of Concord, N.H.; one brother, Richard L. Cutting of Hume,
N.Y.; two sisters, Louise Hewes of Canaan, N.H., and Alice Hewes of Etna,
N.H.; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; also nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Holt Funeral Home
at 3 Hall Ave., in Henniker with the Rev. Russ Rowland, pastor of the Henniker
Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be at a later date. There
will be no visiting hours.
Jennie Croce, 91
NEWPORT -- Jennie Croce, 91, died Tuesday (Feb. 11, 1997) in Naples,
Fla., while visiting her daughter. Mrs. Croce was a Newport resident since
1982 and had previously resided in Merrick, Long Island, N.Y., for most
of her life. She was born in Far Rockaway, L.I., N.Y., on July 4, 1905,
the daughter of Valentine and Josephine (Fabrizio) Capone. On Sept. 18,
1924, she married Joseph Croce in Far Rockaway. He died on Feb. 22, 1984,
in Newport. Survivors include two sons, Val Croce of Newport and Arthur
Croce of Cape Cod, Mass.; one daughter, Dorothy Ferguson of Naples; seven
grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren; one greatgreat-grandson; and one
sister, Mary Licurse of Mother Cabrini in Hudson, N.Y. She was also predeceased
by one son, Joseph Croce, and one daughter, Mary Croce. A funeral Mass
will be held on Tuesday at the Cure' of Ars' Roman Catholic Church in Merrick.
Burial will follow in Calverton Memorial Cemetery on Long Island. Visiting
hours will be held Monday at the N.F. Walker Funeral Home in Merrick.
Lila Colby, 90
CLAREMONT -- Lila T. Colby, 90, of Briar cliff Manor, N.Y., died Monday
(Feb. 10, 1997) at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Colby had resided
in Briarcliff Manor for more than 60 years. She was an active volunteer
for many organizations including Phelps Memorial Hospital, Caramoor Museum
Historic Hudson Valley and the Girl Scouts. Mrs. Colby was a parishioner
of the Briarcliff Congregational Church, active in many committees, was
president of the Women's Society and a deacon. She was born in Hull, Mass.,
on Jan. 26, 1907, the daughter of Fred Ezra and Margaret (MacEachern) Thoday.
Mrs. Colby attended schools in Boston, Mass. In 1928, she married Carroll
Burleigh Colby of Claremont. He died on Oct. 31, 1977. Survivors include
one son, Fred M. Colby of Briarcliff Manor; one daughter, Susan C. McKanna
of Briarcliff Manor; one granddaughter; and one sister, Welthea B. Thoday
of Concord, N.H. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in
the Mount View Cemetery in Claremont with the Rev. Mary Elizabeth Scales,
pastor of Claremont First Congregational Church, officiating. The Stringer
Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. is handling the arrangements.
Lionel Hogue, 91
ALSTEAD -- Lionel A. Hogue, 91, of March Hill Road, died Thursday (Feb.
6, 1997) at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Jaffrey, N.H. He was a Woonsocket,
R.I., resident until moving to Alstead in 1995. Mr. Hogue had worked at
Taft-Pierce Machine Co., and earlier at Brown and Sharp Machine Co., both
of the Woonsocket area. He was born in Woonsocket on June 26, 1905, the
son of Albert and Evangeline (Champagne) Hogue. Mr. Hogue attended Woonsocket
schools. Survivors include two sons, Richard L. Hogue of Alstead and Paul
E. Hogue of Acworth; two daughters, Jeannine Kappelle of Blackstone, Mass.,
and Eugenic Rousseau of Woonsocket; three brothers, Rene Hogue of Woonsocket,
Ronald Hogue of San Diego, Calif., and Albert Hogue of Ontario, Canada;
two sisters, Lucille LaBlond of Woonsocket and Marie Jean LesPrence of
Montreal; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces
and nephews. Services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Fletcher Funeral
Home at 33 Marlboro St., in Keene, N.H. Memorial contributions may be made
to: Activities Fund, Good Shepherd Home, 20 Plantation Drive, Jaffrey,
Michael McCarthy, 55
CHARLESTOWN -- Michael E. McCarthy, 55, of Breakneck Hill, died Saturday
(Feb. 8, 1997) at his home. Mr. McCarthy had been a longtime Charlestown
resident. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, he served in the Navy. He was
a member of the Polish American Club in Claremont. Mr. McCarthy was wellknown
in the area for showing antique cars. He was born in Portland, Maine, on
Feb. 1, 1942, the son of Charles and Laurice (Elie) McCarthy. Survivors
include four sons, Michael Sanborn, Shawn Sanborn, Keith Sanborn and Jeffrey
Sanborn; one daughter, Andrea Sanborn; two sisters, Treisha Rousseau of
Cranston, R.I., and Laurice Borders of Danielson, Conn.; his father, Charles
McCarthy, of Canaan, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services
were held today in the Roy Funeral Home in Claremont with the Rev. Arthur
Obin, pastor of St. Mary Parish, officiating. Committal services will be
held at the convenience of the family.
Patricia Smith, 71
PITTSBURG, N.H. -- Patricia J. Smith, 71, of Danforth Road, died Thursday
(Feb. 6, 1997) at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital in Colebrook, N.H.,
after a period of failing health. Mrs. Smith was raised in Pittsburg and
had been a resident of Walpole and Pittsburg. She was a cook at Tall Timber
Lodge on Back Lake in Pittsburg for many years. Mrs. Smith was a homemaker
and greatly enjoyed cooking. She was born in Pittsburg on Jan. 27, 1926,
the daughter of Atlee and Fern (Covill) Mousseau. Mrs. Smith attended schools
in Pittsburg. In 1942, she married Oliver Smith in Pittsburg. Survivors
include her husband of more than 50 years, Oliver Smith of Pittsburg; two
sons, Vance L. Smith of Bellows Falls and Ramon E. Smith of Newbury, Vt.;
three daughters, Maxine P. Gokey and Priscilla J. Barns, both of Pittsburg,
and Marrian A. Fowler of Ludlow; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother, Keane
Mousseau in Dec. of 1995. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m today
in the Clarksville N.H. Town Hall. Burial will be in the spring in the
Pittsburg Hollow Cemetery in Pittsburg. Visiting hours were held Saturday
in the Jenkins Funeral Home in Colebrook which is handling the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to: Upper Connecticut Valley
Hospital Home Health, RR 2, Box 13, Colebrook, N.H.
Richard Sanborn, 71
UNITY -- Richard E. Sanborn, 71, of the Unity Stage Road, died Friday
(Feb. 7, 1997) at his home after a brief illness. He had been a longtime
area resident. Mr. Sanborn had been employed as a route driver by Community
Transportation Services. He had also worked as a security guard for Pepsi
Co., in Newport. During World War II, he served in the Army. He was a 20
year veteran. Mr. Sanborn was an avid CB'er. He was born in Newport on
Aug. 18, 1925, the son of Archie M. and Hazel (Harvey) Sanborn. Survivors
include one son, Michael Sanborn of Rochester, N.H.; two daughters, Lynnie
Broughman of Conshohocken, Pa., and Evelyn Sanborn of Sullivan, Maine;
four grand-children; three great-grand-children; two brothers, John Sanborn
of Kittery, Maine, and Raymond Sanborn of Newport; two sisters, Eleanor
Woodard of Claremont and Eunice Hobbs of Piermont, N.H.; and several nieces
and nephews. Private graveside committal services will be held in Pine
Grove Cemetery in Newport. There will be no calling hours. The Roy Funeral
Home at 93 Sullivan St., in Claremont is handling the arrangements.
Shirlie Pringle, 84
FRANKLIN, N.H. -- Shirlie Belle Pringle, 84, died Wednesday (Feb. 12,
1997) at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, N.H. Mrs. Pringle
spent most of her life in the Plainfield, Lebanon and Enfield, N.H., areas.
She was a member of the Lebanon Assembly of God Church. Mrs. Pringle was
a member of the Order of Eastern Star of Meriden. She was born in Plainfield
on Feb. 26, 1912, the daughter of Ernest and Lucinda (Bartlett) Goodwin.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Kelley of Franklin, Dorothy
Shaw of Salisbury, N.H., and Sandra Beaupre of St. Cloud, Fla.; two sons,
George Pringle Sr. of Plainfield and Phillip Pringle of Fort Mill, S.C.;
one sister, Rena Heaney of Lebanon; several grandchildren, greatgrandchildren
and great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased
by her husband, Lloyd C. Pringle in March 1970; two sons, Robert and Roger
Pringle, both in 1991; and five sisters, Gladys Pollard, Freda Gauthier,
Julia McBain, Sylvia Couillard and Pauline Parker. Funeral services will
be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ricker Funeral Home at 56 School St.
in Lebanon with the Rev. Jeffrey Green, pastor of the Assembly of God Church,
officiating. Burial will follow in Valley Cemetery in Lebanon. Visiting
hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial donations may
be made to: Merrimack County Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway,
Boscawen, .H. 03303.