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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, Ga. 30329.

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 visiting hours.

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, N.H. 03743.

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, N.H. 03743.


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