Carminie Marro, 98
CLAREMONT -- Carminie Marro, 98, of North Street, died Wednesday (March
5, 1997) at his home after a brief illness. He had been a Claremont resident
for the past 91 years. Mr. Marro retired in 1954 from Claremont Paper Co.
where he worked in the maintenance department for 24 years. He was a communicant
of St. Joseph Church. Mr. Marro was an avid gardener, especially tomato
plants, vegetables and flowers that he sold. He was born in Terracina,
Italy, on June 16, 1898, the son of Antonio and Marrianna (Marrotti) Marro.
Survivors include six sons, Anthony Marro of Pompano Beach, Fla., Charles
Marro of Aurora, Colo., Nicholas Marro and Albert Marro, both of Claremont,
Joseph Marro of Topsham, Maine, and Paul Marro of Louisville, Ken.; three
daughters, Mrs. Peter (Madeline) Barbieri and Mrs. William (Carmella) Tenney,
both of Claremont, and Mrs. Michael (Katherine) Moore of Charlestown; 17
grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary (Cillo) Marro on April 20, 1982; one
daughter, Marion Marro in 1975; one son, Dominic Marro in 1978; one brother,
Nichol Marro in 1983; three sisters, Sophia DiVito in 1983, Anna Maiola
in 1937 and Madeline Sacco in 1932. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley
J. Piwowar, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Stringer Funeral
Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made in his
name to: St. Joseph Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824; or to: Claremont Soup
Kitchen Inc., P.O. Box 957; or to: Meals on Wheels, 67 Maple Ave., Box
330, all of Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to: the Felician Sisters, 1315 Enfield
St., Enfield, Conn. 06082-4920.
Chester Szklennik, 84
CHARLESTOWN -- Chester A. Szklennik, 84, of Old Claremont Road, died
Thursday (Feb. 27, 1997) at his home. He had been a Charlestown resident
for the past 57 years. Mr. Szklennik learned the machine tool trade and
did his apprenticeship at the old Sullivan Machine Co. on Main Street in
Claremont. He worked at the Fellows Gear Shaper Co. in Springfield for
32 years, going from machine operator to supervisor of the Turret Department
and then becoming an industrial engineer with Fellows. After retirement,
he ran his own machine shop at home and did dressing of lumber. Mr. Szklennik
was a former member and secretary of the Charlestown Planning Board. Mr.
Szklennik was also a former member and secretary of the Charlestown Odd
Fellows. He was born in Claremont o July 13, 1912, the son of An thony
and Helena Ros (Janowski) Szklennik. Mr. Szklennik attended Do Bosco Prep
School in New Jer sey and graduated in 1930. H attended St. Anselms Colleg
in Manchester for two years. Survivors include his wif Anah Lovinia (Young)
Szklen nik of Charlestown; three sons Leland Szklennik, Bruc Szklennik
and Martin Szklen nik; seven grandchildren; tw great-grandchildren; one
sis ter, Lumina Pastore o Shelburne, Vt.; and nieces nephews and cousins.
Graveside funeral service will be held at a later date. The Stringer's
Charlesto Memorial Chapel is handlin the arrangements.
Donald Rauscher, 75
PETERBOROUGH, N.H. Donald John Rauscher, 75, of Old Dublin Road, died
Friday (Feb. 28, 1997) in Harborside Pheasant Wood Nursing Home. He had
previously resided in Riverdale, N.Y., for 24 years. Mr. Rauscher was a
reknowned musician, playing flute, clarinet and saxophone in Dixieland
jazz clubs in New York City as well as on national radio. During World
War II, he served in the Army and was also active in the military band
where he played, composed and arranged music for radio. He joined the faculty
at the Manhattan School of Music to teach theory and orchestration, he
also served as registrar for many years. Mr. Rauscher, in addition to authoring
"Orchestration, Scores and Scoring," co-authored with Justine and Stephen
Jay "Chromatic Harmony," both college textbooks. Mr. Rauscher enjoyed visiting
museums and loved fine paintings and poetry, writing his own and reading
great poets. He was born in Floral Park, N.Y., on March 5, 1921, the son
of John and Helen (Duguid) Rauscher. After the war he earned bachelor's
and master's degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. In 1954, he married
Justine Shir-Cliff, who was also on the faculty of the Manhattan School
of Music. She died in 1980. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Graham
of Wilton, N.H., and Frances H. Rauscher of Oshkosh, Wis.; two granddaughters;
three brothers, Duguid Rauscher of Bedford, Va., Kenneth Rauscher and Alan
Rauscher of East Lempster; two sisters, Phyllis Johnson of South Farmingdale,
Long Island, N.Y., and Janet Ashby of Smithtown, Long Island, N.Y.; several
nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. A funeral will be held at
11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church on Concord Street, in
Peterborough with the Rev. Barbara Herber, pastor, officiating. Burial
will be in the spring at New Cemetery in Henniker. Visiting will be for
one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.
Eleanor Chaffee, 72
LANGDON -- Eleanor K. Chaffee, 72, of Chaffee Road, died Wednesday
(March 5, 1997) at her home. Mrs. Chaffee had been an area resident for
most of her life. She had worked at Sylvania and for the Fuller Brush Co.
in Chicago many years ago and for Whitney Blake in Rockingham in the 1970s.
She was born in Chicopee, Mass., on July 16, 1924, the daughter of John
and Mary (Tokla) Karnacewicz. Mrs. Chaffee attended school in North Walpole.
On Oct. 12, 1951, she married Leslie M. Chaffee. He died in 1982. Survivors
include three sons, John Chaffee of Portsmouth, N.H., Peter Chaffee of
Greenville, S.C., and David Chaffee of Walpole; five daughters, Patricia
Long of Framingham, Mass., Mary Coates of Keene, N.H., Linda Sanders-Rios
of Arroyo Grande, Calif., Kathleen Sawyer of Charlestown and Christine
Chaffee of Massillon, Ohio; four brothers, Chester and Bernard Karnacewicz,
both of North Walpole, Peter Karnacewicz of Flushing, N.Y., and Michael
Karnacewicz of Greenland, N.H.; one sister, Veronica Simonds of Bellows
Falls; and several grandchildren. She was predeceased by one grandson,
Michael Sawyer in 1994. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Saturday
in Saint Catherine's Church in Charlestown by the Rev. Shawn Therian. Burial
will be in the Lower Langdon Cemetery in Langdon. Calling hours are from
7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster
St. in Bellows Falls.
Eugene Lane, 71
RUTLAND, Vt. -- Eugene Fred Lane, 71, died Feb. 18, 1997, in Rutland
Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born and raised in
Springfield, then after World War II, moved to the Atlanta marietta, Ga.,
area. He resided in Orange City, Fla., from 1975 until 1992, when he moved
to Rutland. He was employed as a driver for a local trucking company in
Georgia until he retired in 1975. During World War II, he served in the
Navy aboard the destroyer USS Spence in the Atlantic Theater and aboard
the destroyer USS Wallace L. Lind in the Pacific Theater. Mr. Lane was
a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was born in Springfield
on Oct. 24, 1925, the son of Fred A. and Inez E. (Bamford) Lane. Mr. Lane
attended Springfield schools. Survivors include three sisters, Bertha Smith
of Springfield, Ettis Prouty of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Della Henderson
of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Ralph Lane of Pompano Beach, Fla.,
and Fred Lane of Mendon; and nieces and nephews. Graveside and committal
services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to:
Maple Terrace Community Care Home, 143 Maple St., Rutland, Vt. 05701. The
Aldous Funeral Home of Rutland is in charge of the arrangements.
Leo Berquist, 47
NEWPORT -- Leo M. Berquist, 47, of Sunapee Street, died Tuesday (March
4, 1997) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor. Mr. Berquist was a Newport
area resident for most of his life. He had been employed as a police chief
in Goshen and Lempster for two years and worked part time for the Unity
and Newport police departments. He was also a baker at the Market Basket
in Warner, N.H., for a year and a fork lift operator for New England Ordinance
Co. for nine months. Mr. Berquist was a member of the Newport Masons Mount
Vernon Lodge No. 15. He was born in Manchester, N.H., on Aug. 16, 1949,
the son of Claire (Berquist) Sargent. Mr. Berquist attended school in Newport.
Survivors include his mother, Claire Sargent of Guild; two brothers, Robert
Baker of Claremont and Kevin Sargent of Guild; one sister, Patricia Little
of Guild; two nieces, one nephew and many aunts and uncles. A memorial
service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at My Father's House Church in
Newport with Pastor Curt Jensen officiating. There will be no visiting
hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Leo M. Berquist Memorial Fund
in care of Claire Sargent, P.O. Box 29, Guild, N.H. 03754. The Newton-Bartlett
Funeral Home in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.
Leon Blish, 68
CLAREMONT -- Leon W. Blish, 68, of Central Street, died Wednesday (March
5, 1997) at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after
a brief illness. He had been a Claremont resident for the past 62 years.
Mr. Blish had retired in 1993 from Pine Tree Castings, where he had worked
as a welder for nine years. He had previously worked for Joy Manufacturing
Co. for 20 years as a welder. During World War II, he served in the Army.
Mr. Blish was a member of the American Legion Post No. 25 of Bellows Falls.
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 808 of Claremont.
He was a life member and past commander of the Disabled American Veterans
in Windsor. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No.
1201 of Claremont. Mr. Blish was an avid bowler. He was born in Windsor
on Jan. 1, 1929, the son of Leon W. and Mildred (Woodard) Blish. On Feb.
17, 1951, he married Phy llis M. Mills. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis
Blish of Claremont; one son, Gary Blish of Windsor; two daughters, Irene
Barnard of Springfield and Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Henry of Lempster; six grandchildren;
two sisters, Beverly Frazier of Kelleyville and Rosie Bressette of Newport;
also several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his mother,
Mildred Mobley on May 10, 1996; two brothers, Elwin Blish in 1991 and Royce
Blish in 1992. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the
Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St., in Claremont with the Rev. David
B. McIlhiney, rector of the Trinity Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment
with full military honors by the Windsor American Legion will follow in
Mountain View Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the
funeral home. Members of the American Legion, V.F.W. and D.A.V. will join
together at 7:30 p.m. for services, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge
will conduct services at 8 p.m.
Marie Baron, 79
DOVER, N.H. -- Marie Alice Baron, 79, formerly of Henry Law Avenue,
died Sunday (March 2, 1997) at St. Ann's Home after a period of failing
health. She had been a Dover resident since 1940. Mrs. Baron was employed
with Miller Shoe for 24 years, retiring in 1968. She was a member of St.
Charles Church and its altar society. Mrs. Baron was a member of the Dover
Senior Citizens Center. She was born on Feb. 26, 1909, the daughter of
Frank Xavier and Euphrasie (Faucher) Lacasse. Survivors include three sons,
Joseph Baron and Lucien Baron, both of Dover and Andy Baron of Hampton,
N.H.; one daughter, Claire Cote of Westford, Vt.; two brothers, Josephat
Lacasse and Donat Lacasse, both of Claremont; four sisters, Lucienne Palin
and Beatrice Plouffe, both of Claremont, Gabrielle Lacasse of West Virginia
and Jean Ledger of Fullerton, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren;
and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial will
be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Charles Church with the Rev.
Paul Gregoire, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be at 1 p.m. Thursday
in the St. Mary Cemetery in Claremont. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight
at the Wiggin-PurdyMcCooey-Dion Funeral Home at 655 Central Ave. in Dover.
Memorial donations may be made to: St. Ann's Home, 195 Dover Point Road,
Dover, N.H. 03820.
Paul Morin, 70
CLAREMONT -- Paul Emile Morin, 70, of Citizen Street, died Sunday (March
2, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He was a Claremont
native and lifelong resident. Mr. Morin was a self-employed plumber nearly
all his life. He worked in the plumbing and heating department at Montgomery-Ward
Department Store for several years. He also installed combination windows
part time. He was a member of the Polish-American Citizens Club. He was
a former member of the Father Cote Council No. 1820 Knights of Columbus.
Mr. Morin loved fishing, working in his garden and his birds. He was born
in Claremont on Sept. 30, 1926, the son of Joseph A. and Marion E. (Diszine)
Morin. Mr. Morin attended St. Mary School. On Nov. 22, 1947, he married
Priscilla Frances Snide. She died on Nov. 22, 1996. Survivors include three
sons, David P. Morin of Nashua, N.H., Raymond G. Morin of Plainfield and
Norman J. Morin of Claremont; four daughters, Patricia A. Belanger of East
Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Mrs. Gary (Katherine R.) Laclair of Cornish Flat,
Mrs. Robert (Anita M.) Porter of Lempster and Mrs. Christopher (Paula J.)
Bergeron of Claremont; 12 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; three
brothers, Leo Morin of Feeding Hills, Mass., Phillip Morin of Hampden,
Mass., and Leon Morin of Claremont; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Theresa)
Kwatowski of Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. Edwin (Doris) DeRosie and Cecile
Favreau, both of Feeding Hills; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was
also predeceased by three brothers, Norman Morin, Francis Morin and Roland
Morin; and one sister, Irene Taylor. A Mass of Christian burial will be
held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Church. Interment will follow
in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Memorial donations
may be made in his memory to: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation,
P.O. Box 605, Barre, Vt. 05641.
Roger Burt, 67
CONCORD, N.H. -- Roger P. Burt, 67, of Lake Street, died Saturday (March
1, 1997) at Elliot Hospital in Manchester, N.H. He had previously resided
in Rindge, N.H. Mr. Burt had been employed with Norsa Construction of New
Ipswich, N.H., Brox Industries of Dracut, Mass., and he retired in 1995
from Park Construction in Fitzwilliam. Mr. Burt was a camp supervisor during
the construction of the Alaskan Pipeline. During the Korean Conflict, he
served in the Air Force. Mr. Burt was a member of the American Legion Post
No. 11 in Concord. He was born in Peterborough, N.H., on Nov. 2, 1929,
the son of Howard and Helen (Winship) Burt Sr. Mr. Burt was a 1949 graduate
of Peterborough High Schoool and received an associate's degree in civil
engineering from New England College in Henniker, N.H. Survivors include
his wife of six years, Susan Dearborn Burt of Concord; two daughters, Elizabeth
Dubois of Dover, N.H., and Kathy Troiano of Rindge; one son, Phillip R.
Burt of Charlestown; three grandchildren; his mother, Helen R. Burt of
Rindge; two sisters, Jacqueline O'Connor of Hernando, Fla., and Joan Pasquale
of Beverly Hills, Fla.; one brother, Howard "Bud" Burt Jr. of Rindge; and
several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday
in the Cournoyer Funeral Home at 33 River St., in Jaffrey, N.H. Private
committal services will be held in the spring. Visiting hours are from
7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made
in lieu of flowers to: Elliot Hospital Fitch-Murphy Center, 1 Elliot Way,
Manchester, N.H. 03103.
Sr. Fidelia Caulfield
WINDHAM, N.H. -- Sister M. Fidelia (Margaret) Caufield, a Sister of
Mercy for 63 years, died Wednesday (March 5, 1997) at the Frances Warde
Center after a long illness. Sister Fidelia was a teacher far many years
in Catholic elementary and secondary school in New Hampshire, Massachusetts
and California, including St. Mary High School in Claremont. After her
retirement, she used her skills as a seamstress at the Sisters of Mercy
Motherhouse in Windham. She was born in Woburn, Mass., the daughter of
John and Margaret (Maloney) Caufield. Sister Fidelia received her bachelor
of science degree in chemistry and a master of arts in education from Mount
St. Mary College in Hooksett, N.H. She also did advanced studies in chemistry
at the University of New Hampshire in Durham and St. Anslem College in
Manchester, N.H. Survivors include two sisters, Mary McLaughlin of Framingham,
Mass., and Irene McGah of Woburn; one brother, the Rev. John F. Caulfield,
SJ, of Chestnut Hill, Mass.; and several nieces, nephews and grandnieces
and grand- nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30
a.m. Saturday in St. Matthew Church on Searles Road in Windham. Burial
will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Manchester. Calling hours are from 2
to 7 p.m. Friday in the Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse, 21 Searles Road.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. in the Motherhouse. Memorial donations
may be made in lieu of flowers i,u. Sisters of Mercy Renovation Fund, 21
Searles Road, Windham, N.H. 03087-1297. The Douglas & Johnson Funeral
Home of Salem is in charge of the arrangements.
Yvonne Mercier, 88
CLAREMONT -- Yvonne M. Mercier, 88, formerly of Sullivan Street, died
Tuesday (March 4, 1997) at Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire
after a long illness. She had been a Claremont resident since 1969, and
was previously a longtime resident of Stoneham, Mass. Mrs. Mercier had
worked on the assembly line of Transistron, an electronics company in Wakefield,
Mass., for several years and retired in 1967. She was a communicant of
St. Mary Church. She was a member of the St. Anne Society and the Court
Virgil H. Barber No. 892 Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Mrs. Mercier
was a member of the Senior Citizens Club. She was born in St. Francois
du Lac, P.Q., Canada on Oct. 6, 1908, the daughter of Daniel and Malvina
(Grenier) Poirier. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was
predeceased by her husband, Alfred J. Mercier on Dec. 2, 1987, and two
brothers, Ovila Poirier and Oscar Poirier. A Mass of Christian burial will
be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Church. Interment will follow
in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday with
the members of the St. Anne Society and Catholic Daughters of the Americas
meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St., Claremont.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to: St. Mary School, 32 Pearl
St., Claremont, N.H. 03743.
Barbara Fontaine, 66
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. Barbara Bancroft Fontaine, 66, formerly of Ascutney,
died suddenly Friday (March 7, 1996). She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Survivors include one daughter, Deborah Crandall; two sons, James Robert
Fontaine and Jeffery Ernest Fontaine; seven grandchildren; and her newly
located birth family: one brother, William Wright of Manchester, N.H.;
and two sisters, one of whom is Beverly Keeney of Manchester. A memorial
service was held Monday at the Briarcliff Baptist Church in Atlanta, Ga.,
with her nephew, Michael Wright (William Wright's son) representing her
New Hampshire family at the service. Memorial donations may be made to:
American Diabetes Association, 1 Corporate Square, Suite 127, Atlanta,
Blanche Knipping, 88
CHARLESTOWN -- Blanche Mary Knipping, 88, formerly of Woodrise Apartments,
died Thursday (March 13, 1997) at Mount Ascutney Hospital in Windsor after
a long illness. She had lived most of her life in Butte, Neb. For eight
years she resided in Georgetown, Texas, and then for four years in Charlestown.
She had been a patient at the Sullivan County Nursing Home for the past
seven years. Mrs. Knipping had spent many years as a volunteer at the Westland
Nursing Home in Georgetown, where her husband had been a patient. She was
a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Parish of , Charlestown. Mrs. Knipping
was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Butte.
She was born in Dallas, S.D., on Nov. 2, 1908, the daughter of William
and Mary (Cavett) Habinck. Survivors include one daughter, Alma E. Marcley
of Charlestown; one son, Robert Knipping of Central Point, Ore.; 10 grandchildren;
and 12 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John H.
Knipping on Oct. 23, 1979. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated
at 11 a.m. Saturday in the St. Catherine of Siena Church in Charlestown
with the Rev. Shawn M. Terrien, pastor, officiating. Interment will be
in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Butte. Calling hours are from 9:30 to
10:30 a.m. prior to the Mass on Saturday in the Davis Me, morial Chapel
at 34 Main St. in Charles town.
Florent 'Babe' Brodeur, 75
CLAREMONT -- Florent A. "Babe" Brodeur, 75, of Wall Street, died Monday
(March 10, 1997) at Integrated Health Services in Claremont after a brief
illness. Mr. Brodeur was a lifelong area resident. He had been employed
as a toe laster in the leather shoe factory for Dawson Fletcher Shoe Co.
in Manchester, N.H., for many years. He was a lifetime member of the Mount
Royal Moose Lodge in Manchester. He was also a lifetime member of the Polish
American Citizens Club in Claremont. Mr. Brodeur was an avid fisherman
and hunter and loved to work in his garden. He was born in Claremont on
Sept. 25, 1921, the son of Napolean and Josephine (Francoeur) Brodeur.
Survivors include his wife, Lula (Walker) Brodeur of Claremont; two sisters,
Rachel LaCasse of Claremont and Marcelle LaCasse of Charlestown; and several
nieces and nephews. There will be a committal service at the convenience
of the family. There will be no visiting hours. The Roy Funeral Home on
Sullivan Street is handling the arrangements.
Ida Sabin, 105
KEENE, N.H. -- Ida V. Sabin, 105, died Tuesday (March 4, 1997) at Langdon
Place. She was born in Chester, Nova Scotia, on Aug. 5, 1891, the daughter
of Asaph and Ida (Fader) Whitman. Survivors include three sons, Lawrence
W. Sabin of Keene, Ralph K. Sabin of Somerville, Mass., and Harry A. Sabin
of Grand Junction, Colo.; two daughters, Evelyn M. Martin of Springfield
and Beulah E. "Beth" Stillings of Surry, Vt.; one half-brother, Paul Whitman
of Kentville, Nova Scotia; one sister, Pauline Ervin of Moncton, New Brunswick,
Canada; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren;
also nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday
(March 15, 1997) at the First Baptist Church in Keene. Burial will follow
in the Monadnock Cemetery in West Keene. There will be no calling hours.
The Fletcher Funeral Home of Keene is in charge of the arrangements.
Jeanette Ross, 63
HAVE RHILL, N.H. Jeanette L. Ross, 63, of Wilson Avenue, Woodsville,
died Monday (March 10, 1997) at Cottage Hospital after a battle with lung
cancer. Mrs. Ross had worked for Adams Paper Co., in Wells River, Vt.,
and for 13 years worked at Cottage Hospital in the kitchen and billing
office. Mrs. Ross was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, RossWood Post No.
20 American Legion, Woodsville. She was born in Woodsville on June 17,
1933, the daughter of Senai and Eva (Girard) Grenier. Survivors include
her husband of 18 years, Robert D. Ross of Woodsville; one daughter, Fonda
Smith of Lincoln, N.H.; two grandchildren; two brothers, Edmund Grenier
of Dalton, N.H., and Maurice Grenier of Somers, Conn.; five sisters, Lorian
Phetteplace of Center Haverhill, Rita Hapgood of North Stratford, N.H.,
Ann Lee of Claremont, Doris Amstein of Winooski, Vt., and Dora Gordon of
North Woodstock, N.H.; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial
service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ricker Funeral Home on Birch
Lane in Woodsville with the Rev. Philip Brady, associate pastor of St.
Joseph Catholic Church, officiating. Spring burial is planned in the Pine
Grove Cemetery. Calling hours are from 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be made to: Cottage Hospital
Oncology Department, P.O. Box 2001, Woodsville, N.H. 03785.
Madeline Clark, 96
BELLOWS FALLS Madeline M. Clark, 96, of Canal House, died Saturday
(March 8, 1997) at the McGirr Nursing Home in Bellows Falls. She was a
devoted homemaker for her family. Mrs. Clark was a Gold Star Mother. She
was born in Whitehall, N.Y., on Nov. 14, 1900. Mrs. Clark attended schools
in New York. In 1921, she married Edward Clark in Whitehall. He died in
1981. Survivors include one daughter, Virginia Clace of Bellows Falls;
six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was also predeceased by one son, Donald Clark, who died in war, and
12 brothers and sisters. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday
at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls. Burial will
be held at the convenience of the familiy. There will be no callin hours.
Mildred Bashaw, 81
CHARLESTOWN -- Mildred Mary Bashaw, 81, of Lower Landing Road, died
Monday (March 10, 1997) at the Springfield Convalescent Center after a
long illness. She had been a Charlestown resident for 63 years. Mrs. Bashaw
with her husband owned and operated the Clover Farm Store in Charlestown
for 13 years and retired in 1984 from Henry's Pharmacy where she worked
as a clerk for 22'/~ years. Mrs. Bashaw was a communicant of St. Catherine
of Siena Church and a member of the Church Ladies Club. She was born in
Rumford, Maine, on Aug. 4, 1915, the daughter of Joseph F. and Christine
A. (Coughlin) Doyle. Mrs. Bashaw was a graduate of St. Charles Catholic
School and Bellows Falls High School. On Dec. 6, 1934, she maried Francis
John Bashaw. He died on June 1, 1985. Survivors include three daughters,
Mrs. Larry (Barbara) Lumbra of Charlestown, Mrs. Vernon (Beverly) Briggs
of Claremont and Mrs. Bruno (Beryl) Jobin of Keene, N.H.; nine grand-children;
13 great-grand-children; two brothers, William T. Doyle of Bellows Falls
and Larry Doyle of Oakland, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Florence Stankevich
of Springfield; also nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased
by two brothers, Clarence Doyle and John Doyle and two sisters, Elizabeth
Kuezynski and Mary Doyle. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated
at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Catherine of Siena Church on Main Street in
Charlestown. Interment will follow in St. Catherine Cemetery. Visiting
hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Charlestown Memorial Chapel
at 34 Main Street in Charlestown.
Paul 'Butch' Boucher, 76
CLAREMONT -- Paul R. "Butch" Boucher, 76, of Maria Street, died Saturday
(March 8, 1997) at his home after a brief illness. He was a longtime Claremont
resident. Mr. Boucher had been a machinist with Joy Manufacturing Co. for
21 years until his retirement on Feb. 1, 1983. During World War II, he
served in the Army. Mr. Boucher was a member of the American Legion Post
No. 29 in Claremont. He was an avid bowler and cribbage player. Mr. Boucher
also loved hunting and fishing. He was born in Lebanon, N.H., on Jan. 13,
1921, the son of Edmond and Alvina (Picard) Boucher. On May 18, 1946, he
married Phieline Ploof. They had just celebrated their 50th anniversary
this past May. Survivors include his wife, Phieline Boucher of Claremont;
one son, Paul Boucher of Epsom, N.H.; one daughter, Janet Boucher of Unity;
one grandson; five sisters, Pauline Muzzy of Enfield, N.H., Mary Andress
of Plainfield, Jean Gunn of Springfield, and Helen McGonis and Joyce McGonis,
both of Lebanon; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will
be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St.,
in Claremont with the Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor of St. Mary Church, officiating.
Committal services will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. There are no
Rodney Raymond, 43
CLAREMONT -- Rodney Edward Raymond, 43, of Chestnut Street Extension,
died Saturday (March 8, 1997) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in
White River Junction, Vt. He was a native and lifelong Claremont resident.
Mr. Raymond worked for Bartlett Tree Co. and as a carpenter prior to a
1976 accident, which left him totally disabled. During the Vietnam War,
he served in the Marines. He was born in Claremont on April 2, 1953, the
son of Roy Paul and Virginia Mary (Glow) Raymond Sr. Survivors include
two sons, Robbie J. Converse of Concord and Shannon E. Raymond of Lakeland,
Fla.; one daughter, Christy M. Raymond of White River Junction; two grand-
children; his mother, Virginia Raymond of Claremont; three brothers, Alan
R. Raymond, Stephen P. Raymond and Roy P. Raymond Jr., all of Claremont;
three sisters, Mrs. Donald (Bonnie E.) Boardman and Linda M. Goff, both
of Claremont, and Mrs. John (Cathy J.) Incherica of Manhattan, N.Y.; his
maternal grand-parents, Roland and Nellie Jones of Claremont; and numerous
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father,
Roy P. Raymond Sr., in 1984. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday
in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St., in Claremont with the Rev.
David Thompson, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment
will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and
7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. It's suggested that memorial donations
be made to his mother: Mrs. Virginia Raymond, P.O. Box 788, Claremont,
Siigri Meisner, 80
NEWPORT -- Siigri J. Meisner, 80, of Unity Road died Thursday (March
6, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. Mrs. Meisner had been
a Newport resident for most of her life. She had worked for the Encore
Shoe Co., in Newport. Mrs. Meisner volunteered much of her time to the
Blind Association in Claremont for seven years and at the Kaarle Lehtinen
Senior Citizen's Center in Newport and the Red Cross Blood Mobile. She
was a member of the First Congregational Church in Claremont. Mrs. Meisner
enjoyed cooking, floral arrangements and entertaining friends. She was
born in North Abington, Mass., on March 21, 1916, the daughter of Frank
and Johanna (Wilhelmuna) Niemi. Mrs. Meisner attended schools in Unity
and Newport. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Joe Meisner of
Newport; one sister, Helen Watling of Newport; one niece, Janet Monroe
of Newport, several other nieces and nephews and two grandnieces. She was
predeceased by two brothers, Frank Niemi Jr. and Van Niemi and two sisters,
Hazel Koski and Jennie Niemi. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.
Monday in the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport with
the Rev. Mary Elizabeth Seals, officiating. Burial will be in the Pine
Grove Cemetery after the services. Visiting hours are from 9 to 10 a.m.
Monday prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to: First Congregational
Church Memorial Fund, in care of Richard Breed, Pleasant St., Claremont,