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Arthur Keating, 78
SUNAPEE -- Arthur W. Keating, 73, of Route 103, died Sunday (Feb. 16, 1997) at the Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport after a long illness. He had been a Sunapee resident for the past 50 years and spent his early years in Keene, N.H. Mr. Keating had been a ski instructor at King Ridge Ski Area, New London, N.H., and had started and directed the ski school at Mount Sunapee. He had managed the Arrowhead Ski Area in Claremont. He had been employed at New London Cleaners and sold real estate with his wife at Mt. Views Realty. For about 20 years, he had been in shipping and receiving for Glenco in Guild. Mr. Keating had also been a photographer for Donald Sieburg. During World War II, he served as a sergeant with the Army in the 10th Mountain Division, a U.S. infantry division trained specifically for mountain cold weather warfare. Volunteer ranks included many of the nation's foremost skiers, mountain climbers, survival experts and others with extensive outdoor experience. He received five medals, including the bronze star. He was born in Keene on Sept. 23, 1923, the son of Edward and Edna (Sevigney) Keating. Mr. Keating was a graduate of Keene High School. Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Emma (Laskey) Keating of Sunapee; one son, Arthur W. Keating Jr. of Efland, N.C.; two daughters, Kathleen A. Keating of Peterborough, N.H., and Malinda R. Low of Dania, Fla.; two grandsons; three brothers, Edward Keating Jr. of Carteret, N.C., James Keating of Gilsum, N.H., and Richard Keating of Miami, Fla. and Swanzey, N.H.; two sisters, Shirley Conway nf Hampton, N.H., and Lorraine Croteau of Marlborough, N.H.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, William Keating, formerly of Keene. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Thursday at Our Lady of Fatima Church in New London with the Rev. Richard T. Lower, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in the spring in the Old Main Street Cemetery in New London. Visiting hours are from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Chadwick Funeral Home at 174 Main Street in New London. Memorial donations may be made to: New Hampshire Lung Association, 456 Beech St., Manchester, N.H. 03101.

Beatrice Frederick, 71
BELLOWS FALLS Beatrice H. Frederick, 71, of Old Terrace, died Tuesday (Feb. 18, 1997) at the Linden Lodge in Brattleboro, Vt. She had worked on a farm in Rutland and in housekeeping in the Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Bellows Falls. Mrs. Frederick was a longtime member of the Companion Program of the Council on the Aging. Mrs. Frederick had been a volunteer with the SHARE Food program. She was born in New Brunswick, Canada, on Oct. 4, 1925, the daughter of Romaine and Anna (DeCamp) Glynn and Frank and Anna Donzello. Survivors include three daughters, Anna Barrows and Jeannie Pennell, both of Guilford, Vt., and Joanne Morris of Bakersfield, Vt.; one sister, Florence Duby of Rockingham; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; also nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Chester Frederick, and one sister, Margaret Dittman. Funeral services will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Rockingham Street in Bellows Falls. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday prior to the funeral at the funeral home, and the family is welcoming flowers.

Elizabeth Pratt, 84
SUNAPEE -- Elizabeth "Lib" Pratt, 84, of Lower Main Street, died Saturday (Feb. 15, 1997) at the Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport. She had lived in Lebanon, N.H., White River Junction, Vt., Wilder, Vt., and Goshen prior to moving to Sunapee in 1956. She had also previously lived in Sunapee during World War II. She moved to Woodlawn in May 1996. Mrs. Pratt, who also was known as "Pat," was a teacher and taught in Hanover, N.H., from 1934 to 1940. Later she taught sixth grade in Sunapee Elementary School for one year and the first grade from 1959 to 1976. Mrs. Pratt and her husband, from 1947 to 1956, owned and operated Pratts' General Store in Goshen and for nearly five years they owned and operated Wayside Grocery in Sunapee. Mrs. Pratt was a member of the United Methodist Church of Sunapee and many of its committees including the United Methodist Women. She was a former Goshen School Board member. Mrs. Pratt was a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She was born in Newport on Feb. 9, 1913, the daughter of Arthur and Lillian (Young) Gilchrist. Mrs. Pratt attended schools in Sunapee, graduating from Sunapee High School and from Keene Normal School in 1934. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Howard M. Pratt of Sunapee; two sons, Douglas A. Pratt of Columbia Cross Road, Pa., and Michael G. Pratt of Hopkinton, N.H.; one daughter, Linda A. Pratt of Denver, Colo.; three grand-children; three great-grand-children; three brothers, Raymond "Pat" Gilchrist of Sunapee, John "Sam" Bond of Unity and William Gilchrist of Moorseville, Ind.; also nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the United Methodist Church in Sunapee with the Rev. Wayne MacDonald, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Eastman Cemetery in Sunapee. Memorial contributions may be made to: United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 335, Sunapee, N.H. 03782. The Chadwick Funeral Service of New London is handling the arrangements.

Emil LaFont, 85
CLAREMONT -- Emil J. LaFont, 85, of Tutherly Avenue, died Monday (Feb. 17, 1997) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home after a long illness. He had been a lifelong area resident. Mr. LaFont had been employed by both Joy Manufacturing Co. and Joy Foundry, both of Claremont. He served in the Army as a member of the 3rd Infantry regiment, the oldest Army organization. He served overseas in the North Atlantic area and returned to the United States as a Cadreman with the 42nd Rainbow Division originally formed by Gen. Douglas McCarther during World War I. He was then a member of the 102nd Ozark Division attached to the 79th Lorraine Cross Division that fought as the 2nd Rainbow Division in World War II. He was later attached to the 1st Division of the Big Red One as a staff sergeant. Mr. LaFont had served on the Claremont City Council and championed many causes for the advancement of the city of Claremont. In April 1992, he was awarded the Congressional Certificate of Merit for his support of American ideals of freedom. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 29 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 808, and the Disabled American Veterans in Keene, N.H. Mr. LaFont was a member of the Claremont Moose Lodge No. 1201. He was born in Claremont on Feb. 7, 1912, the eldest of 12 children of Arthur and Elvia (Hamel) LaFont. Survivors include three brothers, Armand LaFont, Victor LaFont and Arthur LaFont, all of Claremont; three sisters, Lorraine Kees of Croydon, and Evelyn Colby and Leona Gagnon, both of Claremont; his longtime companion, Grace Hamel of Claremont; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers, Theodore LaFont, Raymond LaFont and Joseph LaFont; also one sister, Doris Roberts. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, officating. Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to: Mooseheart Internationa1, Mooseheart, 60539-1175.

Gabriel Beaulieu, infant
SUTTON, N.H. -- Gabriel Tracy Beaulieu, infant child of Christopher and Tracy (Charles) Beaulieu of Sutton, died Thursday (Feb. 13, 1997) at the Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Patrick's Church in Newport with the Rev. Joseph Mahoney, pastor, celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.

Marion Richardson, 75
CLAREMONT -- Mario Phoebe Richardson, 75, of West "C" Street, in Butner, N.C., died February 4, 1997 at the John Umstead Hospital in Butner after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Richardson resided in South Bend, Ind., for a short time, in Valparaiso, Ind., for 11 years and the Durham and Butner, N.C. area since 1984. She was born in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sept. 20, 1921, the daughter of Edwin J. and Sigrid N. (Engell) Mills. On Oct. 7, 1972, she married John S. Richardson. Survivors include her husband, John Richardson of Butner; one daughter, Marsha A. Hamacher of San Carlos, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. William Oberg of Falls ChurchVir., and Mrs. Thomas Porter of Fairfax, Vir.; also nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Union Cemetery in Claremont. The Stringer Funeral Home in Claremont is in charge of the arrangements.

Michael Orizzonto, 80
WINDSOR -- Michael P. Orizzonto, 80, died Thursday (Feb. 13, 1997) at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mr. Orizzonto had been a Windsor resident since 1952. He had worked for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Windsor for more than 30 years before retiring. He served in the European theatre of Operations in the Italian Campaign, assigned to the 32nd Field Hospital attached to the 34th Red Bull Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. Mr. Orizzonto was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor and was a former member of the Father Fontaine Council Knight's of Columbus No. 2832 of Windsor. Mr. Orizzonto was a member of the American Legion Post No 25, and Post No. 9685 Veterans of Foreign Wars, both of Windor. He was born in White River Junction, Vt., on Sept. 10, 1916, the son of Louis and Julia (DeLaurie) Orizzonto. Mr. Orizzonto graduated from Hartford High School. On Oct. 21, 1950, after his military discharge, he married Doris L. Thibodeau in Franklin, N.H. She died in 1993. Survivors include three daughters, Mary Fein of New Canaan, Conn., Julie Forrestall of Greenfield, Mass., and Kathleen Lamson of Sutton Mills, N.H.; two brothers, Joseph Orizzonto of White River Junction and Alfonzo Orizzonto of West Lebanon, N.H.; three sisters, Josephine Perrotta of Naples, Fla., Mary Orizzonto and Rose Orizzonto, both of White River Junction; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by seven brothers and sisters. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor with the Rev. Robert J. Campbell, pastor, celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Francis Cemetery in Windsor. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 ' p.m. Monday at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. A scriptural service will be recited at 8 p.m.

Robert Lawson Sr., 51
WEST CANAAN, N.H. Robert Edward Lawson Sr., 51, died Sunday (Feb. 16, 1997) at his home after a long illness. He had been employed by Nynex in Lebanon as a mechanic for 25 years. Mr. Lawson was a member of the Lebanon Lodge of Elks. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 2320 of Manchester. Mr. Lawson enjoyed working out in the gym and flower gardening. He was born in Laconia, N.H., on Sept. 13, 1945, the son of Kenneth and Viola (Bragg) Hooker. Mr. Lawson attended schools in Epsom, N.H. and Canaan, and was a graduate of Lebanon High School. On May 7, 1994, he married Esther Woodley. Survivors include his wife, Esther Lawson of Enfield; his mother, Viola Hooker of Meriden; one son, Robert E. Lawson Jr. of Claremont; one daughter, Laurie Ulbricht of Yorktown, Va.; two stepdaughters, Vicki McAllister of Canaan and Karen Hammond of Lebanon; six sisters, Linda Bean of Deerfield, Mass., Cindy Passner of Hanover, N.H., Carole Kennedy of Philaell phia, Pa., Donna Clark of Haverhill, N.H., Nancy Youngman of Piermont, N.H., and Linda Labbie of Ryegate, Vt.; five brothers, Ken Hooker Jr. of Canaan, Richard Hooker of Cambridge, N.Y., Kevin Hooker of Meriden, Timothy Hooker of Claremont and Thomas Hooker of Lebanon; two grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Kenneth Hooker Sr. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Ricker Funeral Home at 56 School St. in Lebanon with the Rev. Sue Ellen Leuger, pastor of the Plainfield Community Church, officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Gleason Cemetery in Meriden. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to: Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756.

Scott Matthew Legasse, 18
CLAREMONT -- Scott Matthew Legasse, 18, of 138 North St., died Sunday (Feb. 16, 1997) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon from injuries suffered in an automobile accident in West Claremont on Sunday afternoon. He was born in Portsmouth, N.H., on April 24, 1978, the son of Samuel E. and Susan A. (Higgs) Legasse and had resided in Claremont for the past 2 years. He lived in Walpole for 13 years where he attended local schools. He also attended Fall Mountain Regional HIgh School and graduated from Stevens High School in Claremont in 1996. Legasse was employed at Ascutney Mountain Resort at the ski area as a lift operator and groomer. He loved snow boarding and hiking. The family includes his parents; one sister, Sarah Legasse; one brother, Shawn Legasse, all of Claremont; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Harold (Elizabeth) Higgs of Kittery, Maine; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Charles (Dorothy) Farrar of Portsmouth, N.H.; his maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Kenneth (Theadora) Paisley of Kittery, Maine; a special friend, Monica Champney of Claremont; and aunts, uncles, one nephew and cousins. Friends may call at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St., in Claremont on Wednesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. A memorial service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church on the common in Walpole with the Rev. Larry D. Siebrands, pastor, officiating. A time of fellowship and sharing will follow at the First Congregational Church Hall. Interment will be at a later date. The family suggest that donations may be made in his memory to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, 243 Charles St., Boston, Mass. 02114.

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, N.H. 03603.

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, N.H

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.


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