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Arthur Gilvear, 78
CHARLESTOWN -- Arthur Gilvear, 78, of 27 Morway Park, Charlestown, died Wednesday (March 12, 1997) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He had resided in Charlestown for the past 15 years, having previously lived in Stamford, Conn. Mr. Gilvear was a machine operator for Conde Nast Publications Inc. for 30 years and for New England Printing Co. for 15 years. He retired in 1981. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps in Iwo Jima and Panama Canal. He was a member of the American Legion Post of Charlestown. Mr. Gilvear was born on April 5, 1918, in Sheffield, England, the son of Albert and Anne (Mason) Gilvear. He married Marilyn Mack in June 1973. Survivors include his wife of Charlestown; a son, William Gilvear of Bountiful, Utah; a daughter, Mrs. Michael (Linda) Wirt of Ulysses, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Annie Gledhill of South Hadley, Mass.; six grand-children; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, William Gilvear, and a sister, Ethel Gilvear. There will be no visiting hours. There will be no services. Interment will be at a later date in Trumbull Burial Grounds in Trumbull, Conn. Contributions may be made to the Springfield Humane Society, Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, Vt. 05156.

Clara Nelson, 87
WINDSOR -- Clara G. Nelson, 87, died Friday (March 14, 1997) at the Genesis Eldercare Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a long illness. Mrs. Nelson had been a Windsor resident with her husband for many years. She was employed at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Windsor for 28 years, before retiring in 1971. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Windsor. Mrs. Nelson was a member of the American Legion Post No. 25 Auxiliary of Windsor for more than 25 years. She was born in Rochester, Vt., on April 26, 1909, the daughter of George and Lela (Green) Hunt. Mrs. Nelson attended school in White River Junction and later attended business college. On Nov. 9, 1929, she married Robert H. Nelson in Windsor. He died in 1970. Survivors include one son, Robert H. Nelson Jr. of North Springfield; one daughter, Teri-Lee Perkins of Boynton Beach, Fla.; eight grand-children; 18 great-grand-children; and nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by one grandson, Michael Todd Bourne in 1975; and two daughters, Arlene McFadden in 1995 and Barbara Ranney in 1996. Funeral services will be private, at her request, and held at the convenience of t family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. The Knight Funeral Home of Windsor is in charge of the arrangements.

Emerson Jenkins, 68
CHARLESTOWN -- Emerson Jenkins, 68, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at the Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire in Claremont after a long illness. He had been a Charlestown resident for the past 28 years and previously resided in Watchung, N.J., for five years and in Westfield, N.J., for eight years. He was the owner and operator of Emerson Jay Cleaners from 1952 to 1959 in Westfield. He later was self employed as a distributor of Arnold Bread and Thomas Muffins for 31 year of which 28 were in the Upper Valley. He was a member of the Calvary Bapist Church of Claremont. Mr. Jenkins was a member of the Society Preservation & Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America Inc. of Keene, N.H. Chapter and was also the choir director in Keene for several years. He was a member of the auto clubs, National Woodies Club and Yesteryear Auto Club. Mr. Jenkins loved travel, barbershop singing and antique cars. He was born in Scranton, Pa., on Dec. 25, 1928, the son of Benjamin and Bertha (Moser) Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins was raised and schooled in Chatham and Madison, N.J. On Sept. 6, 1952, he married Joan Miller. Survivors include his wife, Joan Jenkins of Charlestown; four daughters, Beth Haynes of Claremont, Judith Chandler of Charlestown, Jill VanDuyn of Bloomfield, Conn., and Joy Martin Heisson of W.Va.; 13 grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn Jenkins of Etowah, N.C., and Marion Carter of Lincoln, Del.; five brothers, Norman Jenkins of Gardener, N.C., Irwin Jenkins of Amherst, N.H., Quentin Jenkins of Apex, N.C., Benjamin Jenkins of Mendham, N.J., and Hayden Jenkins of Kirkland, Wash.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Calvary Baptist Church on Maple Avenue in Claremont with the Rev. Gerald Stigall, pastor of the Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Windsor, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in the Pine Crest Cemetery in Charlestown. There will be no visiting hours. The Stringer Funeral Home on Broad Street in Claremont is handling the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Heartspring, 2400 Jardine Drive, Wichita, Kan. 67219-4699.

Evelyn Martell, 81
CLAREMONT -- Evelyn E. Martell, 81, formerly of Broad Street and Punkshire Hill Road, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at the Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire in Claremont after a long illness. She was a Claremont native and lifelong resident. Mrs. Martell retired in 1970 as an inspector with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Windsor, where she had worked for 23 years. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. She was born in Claremont on Jan. 21, 1916, the daughter of Edmond and Eisa (Mason) Girard. On April 30, 1934, she married Raymond L. Martell. He died on Jan. 18, 1987. Survivors include two sons, Raymond L. Martell Jr. of Bath, N.H., and Alfred "Dick" Martell of Claremont; three duaghters, Mrs. Kenneth (JoAnn) Johnson of Claremont, Donna Debenedictus of Wilmington, Mass., and Mrs. Edmond (Doris) DeChane of Lawrence, Mass.; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; one brother, Alfred Girard of Claremont; two sisters, Rita Fontaine and Helen Marro, both of Claremont; and nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by one daughter, Mrs. Hollis (Sue) Webster who died Nov. 1, 1993; one brother, Louis Girard; and one sister, Doris Napton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley Piwowar, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made in her name to St. Joseph Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743.

Harry Frazer, 88
WINDSOR -- Harry W. Frazer, 88, died Sunday (March 16, 1997) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Mr. Frazer was employed at the Feed Store in Northfield, Vt., and during World War II he worked at Cone Automatic Machine Co. in Windsor. He was a longtime employee of the Rock of Ages quarry in Graniteville, Vt., until 1963. He was then employed by Windsor Machine Products in Windsor until 1967, when he worked for Court Products in White River Junction, Vt. In 1969, he became employed by Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., until his retirement in 1971. Mr. Frazer was a 20-year member of the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program in Windsor. He was born in Northfield on July 17, 1908, the son of Thomas and Ida Mae (Tucker) Frazer. Mr. Frazer graduated from the Randolph Agricultural School in Randolph, Vt., On Sept. 19, 1928, he married Josephine Marion Carpenter. She died in 1951. In August 1955, he married Mae Dillon, which later ended in divorce. On June 2, 1962, he married Doris Benway in Barre, Vt. She died in 1981. Survivors include five sons, William L. Frazer of Torrington, Conn., Jordon E. Frazer of Waterbury, Vt., Stewart A. Frazer of Brilliant, Ohio, Jerome Frazer of Williamstown, Vt., and Thomas Burnham of Hartford, Vt.; two daughters, Lillian E. Burchett of Blue Springs, Mo., and Betty Anne MacLaughlin of Barre, Vt.; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by one daughter, Maude L. Hayward in 1991 and one brother, David L. Frazer in 1991. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor with the Rev. Robert W.W. Moyer, pastor of the Hartland Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Falls Cemetery in Northfield.

Jane Koza, 39
CLAREMONT -- Jane L. Koza, 39, of Waterville Valley, N.H., died Sunday (March 16, 1997) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a sudden illness. Miss Koza was a Claremont native and former resident. She had served as a VISTA Volunteer in Kansas City, Mo., for one year. She was born in Claremont on July 19, 1957, the daughter of Casimir "Casey" and Elnore (Lovely) Koza. Miss Koza was a 1975 graduate of Stevens High School. She graduated curn laude with a degree in social work from the University of New Hampshire in 1979 and attended the University of Rhode Island Graduate School. Survivors include her parents of Claremont; one sister, Dr. Kimberly Koza Harris of Pella, Iowa; two nephews, one niece and one aunt. A Christian Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary Church with the Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Restoration Fund, 32 Pearl St., Claremont, N.H. 03743. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roy Funeral Home in Claremont.

Vida Day, 74
LEBANON, N.H. -- Vida Olive Day, 74, died Thursday (March 20, 1997) at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a long illness. Mrs. Day had been a Lebanon resident since 1944, and for the past few years had spent her winters in Fort Pierce, Fla. She was active in the local Democratic Party for many years. Mrs. Day was well known for her love of golf and had won many championships at Carter Country Club and Bradford Country Club in Bradford, Vt. Mrs. Day also enjoyed the ocean and taking walks on the beach. She was born in Camas, Wash., on Nov. 23, 1922, the daughter of True Alfred Farmer and Ivy (Gray) Burness, and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. On June 26, 1944, she married Earl "Richard" Day, while he was stationed in the South Pacific. He died in 1985. Survivors include one daughter, Miki Carpenter of Grantham; one son, John Day of Lebanon; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A gathering in her memory will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. Burial will be at a later date in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lebanon. Memorial donations may be made to the Lebanon Senior Center, 10 Campbell St., Lebanon, N.H. 03677.

Alton Harriman, 72
CLAREMONT -- Alton Merton Harriman, 72, of Glencliff, N.H., died Wednesday (March 19, 1997) at the Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire in Claremont after a long illness. Mr. Harriman had resided in Glencliff for the past 10 years and had previously resided in Bellows Falls for 20 years. Mr. Harriman was a chef and worked at John's Place Restaurant in Bellows Falls and the Home For the Elderly in Glencliff for the past several years. He was born in Easton N.H., on April 16, 1924, the son of Elroy and Maggie M. (Adams) Harriman. Survivors include one son, Peter A. Harriman of Glencliff; two grandchildren; one brother, Robert Harriman of Georges Mills; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel U. (Eldred) Harriman. Funeral services and interment will be at a later date in Glencliff. The Stringer Funeral Home of Claremont is handling the arrangements.

Bradford Hills, 54
CORNISH -- Bradford Tefft Hills, 54, died Friday (March 21, 1997) at his home from cancer. He had been a Cornish resident with his wife for the past 28 years. Mr. Hills was employed in the newspapaper and journalism business throughout his professional career. He began at the Valley News as sports editor and later as the managing editor for 11 years. He had also been the state editor for the Claremont Daily Eagle and worked for United Press International in Concord, N.H., as assistant bureau chief. Most recently he was an area correspondent and photographer for the Union Leader-New Hampshire Sunday News of Manchester for 10 years. He had also worked for the Dartmouth Alumni Magazine and WCFR radio, and handled publicity for Mount Ascutney ski area. Mr. Hills was a member of the Eastern Ski Writers Association, North American Ski Journalist Association and the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. Mr. Hills was also a member of the New Hampshire Historical Society. He was born in Haverhill, Mass., on Jan. 27, 1943, the only child of George E. and Dorothy Tefft Hills and was raised in Concord, N.H. Mr. Hills graduated from Concord High School and was a 1965 graduate of Dartmouth College. In 1968, he married Frances Gibson. Survivors include his wife, Frances Hills of Cornish; two sons, Peter B. Hills of Clarks Summit, Pa., and Gregory J. Hills of Arlington, Va.; and his mother, Dorothy T. Hills of Concord. There was a private family memorial gathering at his home on Sunday. There were no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Cornish Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 235, Cornish, N.H. 03746. The Stringer Funeral Home of Claremont is handling the arrangements.

Elizabeth Bagely, 98
NEWPORT -- Elizabeth S. Bagely, 93, of Pine Street, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at New London Hospital. She had been a Newport resident for many years. Mrs. Bagely was an avid ham radio operator, and volunteered many hours to the Amateur Military Radio Service Mrs. Bagely was a member of the Eastern Star Aurora Chapter No. 33. She was born in Phillipsbury, N.J., on Aug. 24, 1903, the daughter of Melvin and Arminda (Reeves) Shrope. Survivors include one son, Russell Bagley of Minneapolis, Minn.; one daughter, Priscilla Fleming of Winston-Salem, N.C.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Jessy Bagley in 1967, and one sister, Evelyn Case. A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at 42 Main St. in Newport with the Rev. David Snell officiating. There will be no visiting hours.

Gerald Moulton, 73
NEWPORT -- Gerald C. Moulton, 73, of Summer Street, died suddenly Wednesday (March 26, 1997) at his home. Mr. Moulton had been a longtime resident of the New London area prior to residing in Newport. He had been employed by Kidder Garage in New London as a truck driver and most of his working life had been driving trucks. During World War II, he served in the Army. He was a member of the Wilmot Flat (N.H.) Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Mr. Moulton was a former member of, and took great pride in, the Wilmot Volunteer Fire Department. He was born in Lowell, Mass., on Aug. 1, 1923, the son of Silas and Florence (Temple) Moulton. Survivors include his wife, Alice M. (Hayes) Moulton of Concord, N.H.; two sons, James C. Moulton of Newport and Michael A. Moulton of Wilmot; one daughter, Faith E. Moulton of Newport; five grandchildren; one sister, Gladys Green of New London; and nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wilmot Flat Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. Interment will be in the spring in Elkins (N.H.) Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Wilmot Flat Congregation Jehovah's Witnesses, P.O. Box 13, Wilmot, N.H. 03287; or to: Wilmot Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 33, Wilmot Flat, N.H. 03287 The Chadwick Funeral Service of New London is handling the arrangements.

Harold Goodrich, 79
CLAREMONT -- Harold L. Goodrich, 79, of Pleasant Valley Estates, died today (March 28, 1997) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home after a long illness. He had been a Claremont resident for 61 years. Mr. Goodrich retired in 1972 from Joy Manufacturing as supervisor of the inspection department where he had been employed for 27 years. During World War II, he served in the Army. He was a communicant of St. Joseph Church. Mr. Goodrich was a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 879. He was a former member of the Supervisors Club of Joy. Mr. Goodrich was an avid gardener. He was born in Underhill, Vt., on Feb. 19, 1918, the son of Lorenzo and Eva May (Prior) Goodrich. On June 19, 1937, he married Ella Marie Gosselin. Survivors include his wife, Ella Marie Goodrich of Claremont; two daughters, Mrs. Roland (Gail) Shute of Greenfield, Mass., and Colleen Kimball of Sebring, Fla.; two sons, Harold L. Goodrich Jr. of Sebring and Bruce Goodrich of Newport; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; eight step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred LaRock of Underhill and Charlene Truax of Richmond, Vt.; also nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley Piwowar, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont.

Jane Belski, 70
CLAREMONT -- Jane W. Belski, 70, of White River Junction, Vt., died Monday (March 24, 1997) at Genesis Eldercare of Lebanon, N.H., after a brief illness. Mrs. Belski had been a Claremont resident for 48 years prior to moving to White River Junction in the fall of 1996. She was a teacher and had taught second grade and primary special education at Way School in Claremont from 1948 to 1984. Mrs. Belski was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Claremont. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Chapter. Mrs. Belski was also a local, state and Sullivan County Retired Teachers Association member. She was born in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 17, 1926, the daughter of Thomas E. and Evelyn (Ryan) Welsh. Mrs. Belski graduated from Lebanon High School in 1944, Keene State College in 1948, and received her master's degree in teaching in 1960. On July 9, 1955, she married Anthony Belski. He died on May 3, 1992. Survivors include nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley Piwowar, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Memorial d6nations may be made in her name to: St. Joseph Church Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to: The Claremont Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 957, Claremont, N.H. 03743.

Jessie Titus, 99
CLAREMONT -- Jessie B. Titus, 99, formerly of West Pleasant Street, died Tuesday (March 25, 1997) at the Clipper Nursing Home in Wolfeboro, N.H., after a long illness. She had been a Claremont resident for more than 80 years and a patient at the nursing home since October 1991. Mrs. Titus had worked in the Accounting Department of Joy Manufacturing Co. for 45 years. Mrs. Titus was a member of the Woodbury Rebekah Lodge No. 61. She was born in Kingsey Falls, Canada, on Feb. 2, 1898, the daughter of Thomas James and Margaret Emma (Noble) Brown. Mrs. Titus was a graduate of Stevens High School and the Normal School in Lowell, Mass. She married Ray F. Titus on March 25, 1921. He died Nov. 17, 1971. Survivors include nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by four brothers, Carrolle Brown, Russell I. Brown, Howard Brown and Vin Brown. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. with the Rev. David Thompson, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, prior to the services, at the funeral home.

Leo Lawrence Sr., 86
CLAREMONT -- Leo E. Lawrence Sr., 86, of Maple Avenue, died Friday (March 21, 1997) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a long illness. Mr. Lawrence had been a Claremont resident for most of his life. He was employed as a machinist by Joy Manufacturing Co., and later as a superintendent of Ingersoll Rand in Nashua, N.H., retiring in 1975. After his retirement he was an instructor for six years at the Nashua Vocational Technical College in the Mechanical Arts Course sponsored by Ingersoll Rand. Mr. Lawrence was a former member and past governor of the Claremont Moose Lodge No 1201. He was also a former member of the Claremont Elks Lodge. Mr. Lawrence enjoyed playing golf, both in Claremont and Nashua. He was born in Richmond, Vt., on Aug. 5, 1910, the son of Edward and Laura (Millette) Lawrence. Survivors include his wife, Harriet (Cassavaugh) Lawrence of Claremont; one daughter, Mrs. A.J. (Carolyn) Maranville of Claremont; two sons, Leo E. Lawrence Jr., of Claremont and Albert Lawrence of Whitman, Mass; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandchild. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont with the Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor of St. Mary Church, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are at 10 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, for one hour, prior to the service. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, ATTN: Memorial-Honor Program FH, 1 St. Jude Place Building, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 300, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0552.

Lewis Russell, 101
CHARLESTOWN -- Lewis Thomas Russell, 101, of Acworth Road, died Sunday (March 23, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He had been a Charlestown resident for the past 67 years. Mr. Russell was the sexton of cemeteries in Charlestown for 10 years, beginning in 1943, and then went to work for the highway road crew for eight years. He retired in 1970 from Keil Lock Co., where he had worked as a night watchman for 10 years. During World War I, he served in the Army. Mr. Russell received the Boston Cane on Aug. 7, 1992, just prior to his 97th birthday at the Community Room in Charlestown by then-Gov. Judd Gregg and Selectman Gary Bigelow. He was born in Unity on Aug. 22, 1895, the son of James and Olive (Sweet) Russell. On July 29, 1940, he married Wilma Kennett. She died on April 15, 1981. Survivors include one daughter, Betty R. Miller of Alstead; two stepdaughters, Patricia Jennison of Westminster and Carolyn Schofield of Claremont; two stepsons, Cecil Schofield of Costa Mesa, Calif., and Paul Schofield of Bellows Falls; 20 stepgrandchildren; 36 stepgreat-grandchildren; two stepgreat-great-grand- daughters; and nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by one stepdaughter, Evelyn Weaver in 1986; two stepsons, Donald Schofield in 1984 and Ralph Schofield in 1995; also four brothers, Walter Russell, Joe Russell, Charles Russell and Horace Russell. One sister died at birth. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Hills Cemetery with the Rev. Nancy Deever, pastor of the Charlestown Congregational Church, officiating. There are no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made in his name to: Charlestown V.F.W., in care of Wait Lurvey, P.O. Box 38, Charlestown, N.H. 03603; or to: Charlestown Senior Citizens Club, P.O. Box 415, Charlestown, N.H. 03603. The Stringer's Charlestown Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lula Bowles, 88
CLAREMONT -- Lula Belle "Lutie" Bowles, 88, of Clark Street, died Sunday (March 23, 1997) at the Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Windsor after a long illness. She had been a Claremont resident for 62 years. Mrs. Bowles was an Avon representative for 30 years and retired in 1996. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. In her earlier years, Mrs. Bowles was involved in the Brownies and Girl Scouts. Mrs. Bowles enjoyed flowers, reading and puzzles. She was born in Waits River, Vt., on April 10, 1908, the daughter of Henry E11iot and Carrie Belle (Chase) Miller. On Feb. 12, 1927, she married Jesse Myron Bowles. Survivors include her husband of 70 years, Jesse Bowles of Claremont; one son, Robert M. Bowles of Claremont; three daughters, Mrs. James (Phyllis) McKown of Excelsior Springs, Mo., Mrs. Douglas (Carolyn E.) LeBlanc of Claremont and Cheryl D. Allen of Laconia, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one son, Jesse M. Bowles Jr., in 1943 and two brothers, DeImar Miller in 1992 and Harold Miller in 1977. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Kevin P. Cross, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made in her name, at the family's suggestion, to: Cedar Hill Care Center, HCR 72, Ascutney Boulevard, Windsor, Vt. 05089.

Mary White, 78
WEST CLAREMONT Mary P. White, 73, died Sunday (March 23, 1997) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Survivors include her husband, Arlo White, of Wes Claremont. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Knight Funeral Home Windsor is in charge of the arrangements.

Richard Krueger, 64
CLAREMONT -- Richard H. Krueger, 64, of Harwood Lane, died Tuesday (March 25, 1997) in Concord, N.H., while attending the Legislature. He had been a Claremont resident for 24 years and formerly lived in Springfield, Va., and Seoul, Korea. Mr. Krueger retired as a ship commander in 1973 from the Navy after serving 20 years. He was a member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1986 to 1994; in 1993 and 1994 he was a member of Commerce, Small Business and Consumer Affairs Committee, re-elected in 1996 to another two-year term. Mr. Krueger was a member of the American Legion Post No. 29, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 808, and the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the Father Cote Council No. 1820, Knights of Columbus. He was a former Rotarian and a member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 879, the Kiwanis Club and a 16-year administrative volunteer of the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Krueger served on the Claremont School Board for 15 years. He was vice president of the Connecticut Valley House, a corporator of the Claremont Savings Bank and on the Employer Advisory Committee of Sullivan County. Mr. Krueger was also president of the Blind Veterans Association Regional Group, a member of the New Hampshire Retired Officers Association and taught at New Hampshire Technical College. He was born in Rochester, N.H., on March 10, 1933, the son of Richard A. and Frances (Lenfest) Krueger. In May 1962, he married Marianne Manyak. Survivors include his wife, Marianne Krueger of Claremont; two daughters, Lori A. Krueger of Concord and Mrs. David (Lisa M.) LeBlanc of Newbury; his mother of Lebanon; one brother, Jon Krueger of Kennebunk, Maine; one uncle; and nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley Piwowar, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Memorial donations may be made in his name to: Claremont Savings Bank, (for a scholarship fund) 145 Broad St., Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to: Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation, Baltimore, Md.

Theodore Couture, 88
CLAREMONT -- Theodore Rudolph Couture, 83, of East Street, died Monday (March 24, 1997) at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a long illness. He was a Claremont native and lifelong resident. Mr. Couture was employed at the Bryant Grinder Corp. in Springfield until his retirement in 1975. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary Church. Mr. Couture was active for several years with the Junior Sports League. Mr. Couture was a loving husband and father who took great delight in his children and grandchildren. He was born in Claremont on July 25, 1913, the son of Adelard and Annedia (LeBrun) Couture. Mr. Couture was a 1931 graduate of Stevens High School. On Oct. 12, 1940, he married Eileen H. Carton. Survivors include his wife, Eileen H. Couture of Claremont; one son, Richard T. Couture of Marlborough, Conn.; one daughter, Carolyn Highter of Amherst, Mass.; five grandchildren; two brothers, George Couture of Claremont and Archie Couture of Nashua, N.H.; one sister, Blanche Hosking of Pepperell, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two tq others, Ernest Couture and Albert Couture. Prayer services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St., with the Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor of St. Mary Church, officiating. Interment will be follow in St. Mary Cemetery. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. Visting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made in his name to St. Mary Church Renovation Fund, 32 Pearl St., Claremont, N.H. 03743.

Alma Cover, 77
CLAREMONT -- Alma Doris Cover, 77, a former longtime resident of Maryland, died Tuesday (April 8, 1997) at Inte- grated Health Services of New Hampshire at Claremont. Mrs. Cover had resided in Dundalk, Md., for 30 years and Friendsville, Md., for 22 years, prior to becoming a patient at I.H.S. to be near her son in Charlestown.
She was born in Scranton, Pa., on Dec. 17, 1919, the daughter of Louis Tobias and Winifred(Thomas) Oberholtzer.

Mrs. Cover was the widow of Cleveland C. Cover who died on July 28, 1971. She was previously married to James U. McClammer.

Survivors include three sons, James U. McClammer Jr. of Charlestown, Louis T. Mc- Clammer of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Byron A. McClammer of Ellicott City, Md.; two daugh- ters, Annie G. Pezold of Balti- more, Md., and Rachel C. Love of Hickory, N.C.; 12 grand- children; and one great-grand- child.

She was also predeceased by one daughter, Glenys A. Thornton. Graveside committal services will be held in late May in the Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Baltimore, Md. The Stringer Funeral Home of Claremont is handling the arrangements.

Anastasia Sarandinaki, 76
SOUTH ACWORTH -- Anastasia Sarandinaki, 76, of Cold Pond Road, died Friday (April 4, 1997) at her home after a sudden illness. She had been employed as a salesperson by Lord R Taylor of New York for 20 years. Mrs. Sarandinaki was a member of the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church in Claremont. She was born in France on March 20, 1921, the daughter of Cyrille and Anna (Rosanoff) Narichkine, and came to the United States as a child. Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen Chandler of Hollis, N.H.; two sons, Peter Sarandinaki of Franklin Lakes, N.J., and George Sarandinaki of Claremont; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Marguerite Weil of Israel and Natalie Zverev of France; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alexander Sarandinaki in 1990. Panikhida services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church at 99 Sullivan St. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the church with the Rev. Andrew Tregubov, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will be later in the spring in the Acworth Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont.

Barbara Roberts, 59
AUGUSTA, Maine -- Word has been received that Barbara J. "Bobbie" Roberts, 59, of Riverside Drive, died March 6, 1997, at her home after a threemonth battle with cancer. She had been a licensed practical nurse at the former Gardiner General Hospital and for the past 13 years was an LPN supervisor at the Augusta Mental Health Institute in the geriatric unit until it closed and most recently in the social learning unit. She was born in Montville, N.J., on May 19, 1937, the daughter of Stanley and Helen (Nowak) Meyer. She graduated from Boontown (N.J.) High School in 1953 and attended All Souls Hospital School of Nursing in Morristown, N.J. On Sept. 26, 1956, she married Kenneth L. Roberts in Claremont. Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Kenneth Roberts of Augusta; three daughters, Linda Dow of Gardiner, Maine, Deborah Chabot of Hallowell, Maine and Leslie Greenleaf of Honolulu, Hawaii; one son, John Roberts of Hallowell; her father, Stanley Meyer of Florida; one sister, Betty Oberdick of Montville; nine grandchildren; her stepfather, Otto Foerster of Montville; two stepbrothers, Lt. Col. Carl Foerster of Arlington, Va., and Derek Meyer of California; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one sister, Billie Rosenthal of Montville, and her mother, Helen Meyer. Remembrance services were held March 8, 1997. Memorial contributions may be made to: HealthReach Hospice of Augusta, P.O. Box 1568, Waterville, Maine 04903-1568.

Bernice Coyle, 92
ATHOL, Mass. -- Bernice I. Coyle, 92, of Chestnut Hill Avenue, died Friday (April 4, 1997) at the Athol Memorial Hospital after a stroke. Mrs. Coyle had worked and lived in the Boston, Mass., area and had resided in Athol since 1994. She worked at home raising her family and after they were grown she worked for Codmam Caterers and later with her husband at their printing shop in Boston. She had become interested in the bird and animal life that came to her feeding station at home. Mrs. Coyle enjoyed card playing and the time she spent at the Orange Adult Care Center. She was born in Springfield on Oct. 7, 1904, the daughter of E. Wallace and Alice I. (Weeks) Baldwin. Mrs. Coyle was a graduate of Springfield High School in 1923, and was the last remaining member of her class. Survivors include three sons, Wallace E. Coyle of Springfield, Robert B. Coyle of Athol and Ronald W. Coyle of San Antonio, Texas; one daughter, Carleen A. Hart of Quincey, Mass. and Florida; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grand- children She was predeceased by her husband, Robert B. Coyle Sr. in 1976 and one son, Wilson S. Coyle in 1962. Burial will be held at a later date in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Athol Community Health, Orange Adult Day Care Center or a charity of one's choice. The Davis Memorial Chapel of Springfield is in charge of local arrangements.

Clarence Harlow, 81
BELLOWS FALLS Clarence W. Harlow, 81, of Gage Street, died Wednesday (April 9, 1997) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor. Mr. Harlow worked in rural electrification and then went on to work as a lineman for the Green Mountain Power Corp. until retirement in 1975. During World War II, he served in the Army Company E. On Jan. 20, 1997, he received the Presidential Unit Citation for Valor in a ceremony held at the Bellows Falls Fire Station, 50 years after the fact. This award is the second highest honor the nation can bestow and is only given to a unit that has performed something extraordinary. Mr. Harlow served in Company E of the 172qd Infantry Battalion, 43rd Division fighting in Ipo Dam in the Philippines. He was a member of the Pierce Lawton American Legion Post No. 37 in Bellows Falls. He was an avid sports fans and a loyal follower of the Bellows Falls School teams throughout his life. Mr. Harlow also belonged to the Abenaqui Rod and Gun Club of Bellows Falls. He was born in Bellows Falls on Dec. 2, 1915, the son of Jewett A. and Mary A. (Johnson) Harlow. Mr. Harlow attended Kurn Hattin Schools in Westminster and was a Bellows Falls High School graduate. He was a member of the football team, the tennis team and the track team while at Bellows Falls. Survivors include three stepsons, Robert Gay of Gageville, Richard A. Gay of South Charlestown and Gilbert Gay of North Walpole; five stepdaughters, Helen Hurley of Jackson Heights, N.Y., Jean M. Ostrowski of North Walpole, Anne Curtin of Glendale, Ariz., Nancy Sullivan of Gageville and Gloria Quinn of Essex Junction, Vt.; one sister, Susie Frazier of Washington, N.H.; and many nieces and nephews; 19 stepgrandchildren; 28 stepgreat-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. He was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite (Harrington) (Gay) Harlow on Dec. 16, 1980; one brother, Carl Harlow; and two sisters, Lillian Bullock and Evelyn Frazier. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.

Edna Benes, 83
GOSHEN -- Edna L. Benes, 83, of Washington Road, died Sunday (April 6, 1997) at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity. She had been a Goshen resident since 1945. Mrs. Benes had been employed by GTE-Sylvania in Hillsborough. She was a volunteer for the school lunch program in Goshen. Mrs. Benes was a member of the Goshen Community Church. She belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Benes was a former member of the Moose. She was born in Everett, Mass., on Sept. 6, 1913, the daughter of Otto A. and Elieza J. (May) Riecks. Survivors include nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Emil E. Benes; four brothers, Otto Riecks, Edman Riecks, Paul Riecks and Charles Riecks; and three sisters, Pauline Murray, Roberta Mosher and Emily M. Edenhofer. Graveside services will be held at a later date to be announced. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Elizabeth Jacobs, 77
CHARLESTOWN -- Elizabeth C. Jacobs, 77, of State Road, died Friday (April 4, 1997) at Springfield Hospital. A Charlestown native, she resided in Sunapee for many years and for a time in East Lempster before returning to Charlestown. Mrs. Jacobs was a registered nurse and worked for many years at Claremont General Hospital. Mrs. Jacobs was a member and past noble grand of Rebecca Lodge of Sunapee. She was born in Brattleboro, Vt., on Feb. 1, 1920, the daughter of Ernest C. and M. Grace (Pierce) Cochrane. Mrs. Jacobs attended Charlestown schools and was a 1938 Charlestown High School graduate and went on to nursing school. On June 29, 1978, she married Rolfe L. Jacobs. He died Dec. 5, 1989. Survivors include one stepdaughter, Madaleen Ellis of Philadelphia, Pa., and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Charlestown Memorial Chapel at 34 Main St. in Charlestown with the Rev. Nancy Deavers, pastor of the Charlestown Congregational Church, officiating. At 7:30 p.m. members of the Rebecca Lodge will conduct their services. Interment will be at a later date in Meetinghouse Cemetery in Brattleboro. Memorial donations as expressions of sympathy are suggested to be made in her name to the American Heart Association Inc., New Hampshire Affiliate, 20 Merrimack St. Suite 1, Manchester, N.H. 03101-2244.

Estella Roberts, 77
WEST FAIRLEE, Vt. -- Estella A. Roberts, 77, died Sunday (April 6, 1997) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Mrs. Roberts, with her husband, had resided in Wilder and Hartford, Vt., and then in South Strafford when the copper mines opened. They moved to West Fairlee after the mines closed. Mrs. Roberts had worked as a secretary and housekeeper for different employers, including the monastery at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bradford, Vt. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and a member of the Sodality of Mary. She was instrumental in organizing the church in Bradford. Mrs. Roberts enjoyed crocheting and baking. She was born in Wilder on May 22, 1919, the daughter of Ely and Ella M. (White) LaBelle. Mrs. Roberts was a graduate of Hartford High School. On Sept. 8, 1937, she married Julius E. Roberts in White River Junction, Vt. He died on Dec. 14, 1969. Survivors include three sons, John Roberts of Fairlee, Harold Roberts of Goshen and Joseph F. Roberts of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Charlotte Whitaker of Brunswick, Vt., and Maureen LaLonde of Lakeland, Fla.; one brother, Edgar "Pat" LaBelle of Wilder; one sister, Elizabeth LaLonde of Georges Mills; 17 grand- children; nine great-grand- children; and several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony's Catholic Church in White River Junction. Burial will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in White River Junction. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 tonight at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, P.O. Box 314, Bradford, Vt. 05033.

Frank Briggs, 94
CAVENDISH -- Frank E. Briggs, 94, died Saturday (April 5, 1997) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor. Mr. Briggs had resided in Vermont with his son since 1994 and formerly resided in Florida where he had retired in 1964 from Vermont. He had worked for the Rutland Railroad. In 1939, he established Briggs Auto Body in Rutland until 1952. He owned and operated the Rock Garden Motor Court in North Clarendon with his wife Bessie until 1964 when they retired to Florida. He was a member of the United Church of Christ Chapel on the Hill in Seminole, Fla. Mr. Briggs was a member of the Star Lodge No. 78 F.&A.M. in Largo, Fla., and was also 32 degree of the Scottish Rite Temple in Tampa, Fla. He was past noble grand of the International Order of Odd Fellows in Rutland, and also a member of the Otter Creek Lodge No. 10 I.0.0.F. of Rutland. Mr. Briggs also enjoyed woodworking and chair caning. He was born in Leicester, Vt., on April 12, 1902, the son of Arthur and Allie (Edgarton) Briggs. Mr. Briggs received his education in Leicester and Rutland schools and attended auto mechanics school in Kansas City, Kan. On Oct. 10, 1923, he married Bessie McLellan in Rutland. She died in 1977. Survivors include one son, Arthur Briggs of Cavendish; one daughter, Beverly Crabtree of Dover, N.H.; five grand- children; six great-grand- children; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also predeceased by one sister, Merle Plumley. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home at 12 Meadow St. in Ludlow with the Rev. Jane Buswell, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Scottsville Cemetery in Danby, Vt. Calling hours are from 1 p.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association, River Street, Springfield, Vt. 05156.

Fred Caliri, 79
CLAREMONT -- Fred V. Caliri, 79, of Stone Avenue, died Thursday (April 10, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Monday. Visiting hours will be held in the afternoon and evening on Sunday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the St. Joseph Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743. A complete obituary will be in the Sunday edition of the Eagle Times.

Gerald 'Jerry' Bunker, 82
NEWBURY, N.H. -- Gerald "Jerry" F. Bunker, 82, of Route 103, died Wednesday (April 2, 1997) at New London Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Bunker had been a Newport-Newbury area resident since the 1920s and resided in his early years in Vermont. He was, prior to his retirement in 1977, the owner and operator of Bunker's Garage-Used Cars, Sales and Service, offering service for more than 25 years on Route 103 in South Newbury. He had previously been a mechanic and partner in the Pariseau & Bunker Garage on Sunapee Street in Newport for several years. Mr. Bunker was also a former truck driver for Merrimack Farmers of Bradford and Paul Benner of Newport. For several years he was a machine operator at Kearsarge Reel Co. of Bradford, N.H. Mr. Bunker had also been em- ployed at International Shoe Corp. in Newport and for many years he bought and sold boats. He was a longtime member of the St. Peter's Lodge No. 31 F.&.A.M. of Bradford. Mr. Bunker was a member of the Silver Hill Chapter No. 64 Order of the Eastern Star, also of Bradford. Mr. Bunker belonged to the Fish and Game Club, the Newbury Fire Department, the Sunapee Lake Grange and the bowling league. He was born in Stowe, Vt., on May 1, 1914. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Freda (Gillingham) Bunker of Newbury; one step- daughter, Alice Gove of Newbury; three stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and cousins. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the Lakeside Cemetery in Newbury. There will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Newbury FAST Squad, P.O. Box 373, Newbury, N.H. 03255. The Chadwick Funeral Ser- vice of New London is handling the arrangements.

George Nemkovich, 79
SPRINGFIELD -- George Nemkovich, 79, of Town Farm Road, died Friday (April 4, 1997) at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. He was a lifelong resident of the Springfield community. Mr. Nemkovich was employed at Fellows Gear Shaper Co. for many years as a tool maker. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. Mr. Nemkovich was a life member of the Springfield Elks Lodge No. 1560. He was born in Springfield on April 2, 1918, the son of Lucas and Helana (Lerenovich) Nemkovich. Mr. Nemkovich attended Springfield schools and was a Springfield High School graduate. Survivors include two sons, George "Bob" R. Nemkovich of Essex Junction, Vt., and Stephen J. Nemkovich of Tavares, Fla.; two brothers, Michael Nemkovich and Luke Nemkovich, both of Springfield; six grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one son, Gary Nemkovich; one sister, Claudia Scale; and one brother, John Nemkovich. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Springfield. Burial will be held in the family lot in Oakland Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St., in Springfield. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 90 Park St., Springfield, Vt. 05156.

Gordon Blake, 88
CLAREMONT -- Gordon Peter Blake, 88, died Monday (April 7, 1997) at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow, where he had resided for the past 11 years. He had previously lived at Putnam's Farm in Springfield, in Acworth and on Harvard Street in Claremont where he was raised and lived for 20 years. Mr. Blake had worked at farming for Roger Putnam in Springfield for 35 years, retiring in 1985 and was formerly employed at Jones and Lamson Machine Company in Springfield. He was born in Quebec, Canada on July 18, 1908, the son of Henry G. and Emily (Deschamps) Blake. Survivors include two sisters, Viola Moore of Charlestown and Irene Drew of Lyme, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, Edmund Blake, Arthur Blake, Henry Blake and Harold Blake; three sisters, Elsie Hinkle, Josephine Benware and Lillian Viens. Graveside committal services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in St. Mary Cemetery in Claremont with the Rev. Shawn M. Therrien, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Church in Charlestown, officiating. There will be no visiting hours.
The Stringer Funeral Home of Claremont is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold Buckley, 90
BENTON, N.H. -- Harold Buckley, 90, died Thursday (April 3, 1997) at the Glencliff Home for the Elderly. He was a former Claremont and Concord, N.H,. resident before moving to Glencliff in 1977. Mr. Benton was born in Claremont the son of Robert and Ethel (Benjamin) Buckley. Survivors include one stepsister, Ruth Harrison of Phoenix, Ariz; and one cousin, Eleanor Parmalee of Claremont. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of the Glencliff Home for the Elderly on High Street with the Rev. James Burow officiating. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont. Visiting hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, prior to the service, at the home.

Harry Hodgdon, 50
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Harry Hodgdon, 50, of Middlebury, Fla., died Friday (April 4, 1997) at the St. Vincent Medical Center in Jacksonville after a brief illness. He had been a Florida resident for many years. Mr. Hodgdon was employed as a project manager and estimator by the Civil Service. He had served in the Navy. Mr. Hodgdon was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was born in Windsor on Sept. 27, 1946, the son of Ernest and Dorothy (Daudelin) Hodgdon Sr. Survivors include his wife, Cheryl (Mallett) Hodgdon of Middleburg; one daughter, Jessica Hodgdon of Middleburg; one sister, Brenda Hodgdon of Indiana; three brothers, James Hodgdon of Miami, Fla., Ernest "Ernie" Hodgdon Jr., and Basil Hodgdon, both of Claremont; also several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Worcester County Memorial Park Cemetery in Paxton, Mass. Visiting hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont.

Harland 'Peanut' West, 75
LUDLOW -- Harland "Peanut" F. West, 75, died Thursday (April 3, 1997) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Cen- ter in White River Junction, Vt. During World War II, he served in the Army and later re-enlisted in the Air Force until his retirement in 1964. Mr. West was a member of the Disabled American Veterans organization for many years. He belonged to the Ballard Hobart American Legion Post No. 36 in Ludlow for many years. Mr. West was a member of the Church of Annunciation in Ludlow for several years. He was born in Jeffersonville, Vt., on Oct. 25, 1921, the son of Arthur and Maude (Sylvester) West. He was a graduate of Black River Academy in Ludlow. Survivors include one daugh- ter, Toni Sabatello of Athol, Mass.; one sister, Helen West of Ludlow; three grand- children; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three brothers, Ronald, Roland and Raeburn. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Annunciation with the Rev. James Lawrence. Burial will be in the Pleasantview Cemetery in Ludlow at a later date. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home at 12 Meadow St. in Ludlow. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Vermont Lung Association Inc., Winston Provty Center, 30 Farrell St., South Burlington, Vt. 05403-9987.

Ida Regan, 82
SPRINGFIELD -- Ida V. Regan, 82, of Union Street, died Monday (April 7, 1997) at Springfield Hospital. Mrs. Regan had been a Springfield resident since 1919. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church. Mrs. Regan was a member of the hospital auxiliary and the Visiting Nurses Association. She was born in Calais, Vt., on Dec. 20, 1914, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Fuller) Wheelock. Mrs. Regan attended Springfield schools. On July 15, 1931, she married Leslie H. Regan in Springfield. He died in 1995. Survivors include two sons, Robert L. Regan of Leominster, Mass., and Davis R. Regan of Springfield; two brothers, Elroy Wheelock and Leclair Wheelock, both of Springfield; seven grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; two great- great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside service will be held at a later date, to be announced, in the Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Joe Jewel, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiating. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. The Davis Memorial Chapel of 99 Summer St. in Springfield is handling the arrangements.

Irma Zirdzin, 94
GOSHEN -- Irma Zirdzin, 94, of Province Road, died Sunday (April 6, 1997) at the Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport. Miss Zirdzin had lived in the Newport and Goshen area since 1920. She had worked as a domestic housekeeper for many years. Miss Zirdzin was a former member of the Women's Professional Business Club. She was born in Riga, Latvia on Dec. 30, 1902, the daughter of Juris and Dorothy (Manshet) Zirdzin. There will be no services or visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to the Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 65 Park St., Newport, N.H. 03773. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Joseph Kozak, 81
CHESTER -- Joseph Kozak, 81, of Flamstead Acres, died Tuesday (April 8, 1997) at Springfield Hospital after a long illness. Mr. Kozak was a SpringfieldChester area resident his entire life. He was employed for several years with Jones & Lamson Machine Co., then after World War II he returned to J&L for a short time. He then went to work for Bryant Grinder Corp., where he worked for 29 years, retiring in 1978. During World War II, he served in the Navy as a fireman on the U.S.S. Borum, a destroyer escort ship. Mr. Kozak was a member and past president and treasurer of the U.E. Local 218 Retirees. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church. Mr. Kozak was a life member, past governor and past secretary of the Springfield Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 679. He also belonged to the Northeast Moose Legion No. 92 and was past president of District No. 2 of the Moose. He was a member of the Chester Historical Society. Mr. Kozak also belonged to the American Legion Post No. 67 in Chester and was a life member of the Robert L. Johnson Post No. 771 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Springfield. He was born in Springfield on Dec. 30, 1915, the son of Joseph and Antonina (Rutkovsky) Kozak. Mr. Kozak attended Springfield schools and was a 1934 graduate of Springfield High School. On June 28, 1958, he married Bernice Eng-Holmberg in Springfield and they made their home together in Chester for the past 39 years. Survivors include his wife, Bernice Kozak of Chester; three stepsons, Ronald Holmberg of North Springfield, Robert Holmberg of East Rockaway, N.Y., and Holger "Buster" Holmberg of Chester; five grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Anany "Andy" Kozak of Northville, Mich., and Mike Kazak of Springfield; two sisters, Lena Kazak and Nellie Millay, both of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews and two godchildren. He was predeceased by one brother, Mitrofan Kazak of Charlestown. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield with the Rev. Peter Carmichael, pastor of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Members of the Moose Lodge will conduct their services at 7:30 p.m. and members of the V.F.W. will conduct their service at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.

Julia Cioffi, 85
RUTLAND, Vt. -- Julia R. Cioffi, 85, died Thursday (April 10, 1997) at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Rutland. She was a member of the Christ the King Church. Mrs. Cion enjoyed flower gardening. She was born in Hydeville, Vt., on Dec. 25, 1911, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Rusko) Turner. Survivors include her husband, Joseph A. Cioffi; Joseph A. Cioffi of Hinesburg, Vt.; one brother, Joseph Turner of Center Rutland; two sisters, Betty Allen and Mary Faignant, both of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Christ the King Church. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Clifford Funeral Home on Washington Street in Rutland. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Pleasant Manor Activities Fund, Nichols Street, Rutland, Vt, 05701.

Kathryn Dupell, 90
NEWPORT -- Kathryn Cross Dupell, 90, of Williams Street, died Saturday (April 5, 1997) at Integrated Health Services Nursing Home in Claremont. She had been a Newport area resident for more than 30 years. Mrs. Dupell had been a teacher of home economics for 25 years in Hanover, N.H., and also managed the school cafeteria. She retired in 1971 from the Hanover School District. She was a member of the Retired Home Economics Teachers Association and a life member of the National Education Association. Mrs. Dupell was a past president of the Newport Women's Club. She was born in Springfield, N.H., on Sept. 1, 1906, the daughter of George and Lydia (Merrill) Cross. Mrs. Dupell attended grammar school in Springfield, N.H., was a 1925 graduate of Kimball Union Academy and a 1929 graduate of Keene Normal School. She was predeceased by one brother, Guy Cross. Graveside committal services will be conducted at the Springfield, N.H., Cemetery at a later date to be announced. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Richards Free Library at 58 North Main St., Newport, N.H. 03773. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home of Newport is handling the arrangements.

Laura Fish, 86
SPRINGFIELD -- Laura T. Fish, 86, formerly of Mountain View Apartments, died Tuesday (April 8, 1997) at the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. She had made her home in Springfield for most of her life. Mrs. Fish was employed for many years at the Vermont Foundry. She was also a housekeeper for several area families. Mrs. Fish was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was born in Quebec, Canada, on June 21, 1910. Survivors include one niece. She was predeceased by her husband, Noel H. Fish in 1982, and two sisters. A graveside service will be held at a later date in St. Mary's Cemetery with the Rev. James M. Shea, pastor of St. Mary's, officiating. There are no visiting hours. The Davis Memorial Chapel of Springfield is handling the arrangements.

Lewis Finch, 76
CALAIS, Maine -- Lewis Archie Finch, 76, of Eastport, Maine, and formerly of Gilsum, N.H., died last month in Calais after a long illness. Mr. Finch had worked at the Gilsum Woolen Mill, the Winchester Box Factory and the Gilsum Mines. He was also a salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine Co. During World War II, he served in the Army. Mr. Finch was a member of the American Legion. He was born in Dorchester, Mass., on Aug. 31, 1920, the son of Eugene H. and Ruth (Gumb) Finch. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Chevrier of Eastport and Leslie Finch of South Burlington, Vt.; two brothers, Francis Finch of Fort Plains, N.Y., and Inglis, Fla., and Charles Finch of Claremont; and four sisters, Annie Finch of Wellesley, Mass., Geraldine Finch Davis of Marlow, N.H., and Inglis, Daphne Finch and Neda Finch Turek, both of Gilsum and Inglis. Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Louise Kasmauski, 81
SPRINGFIELD -- Louise E. Kasmauski, 81, died Friday (April 4, 1997) at the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Kasmauski had been a Springfield resident for several years. She was born in Lawrence, Mass., on Aug. 21, 1915, the daughter of Harry and Mary (Ernst) Conley. Mrs. Kasmauski received her education in Lawrence. On April 14, 1934, she married John Kasmauski in South Boston, Mass. Survivors include two grand- children; and one great-grand- child. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1958 and one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Cate. A graveside service will be held at New Calvary Cemetery in Boston. There are no visiting hours. The Adams-Gendron Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Marie Lucier, 75
CLAREMONT -- Marie V. Lucier, 75, of Langseth Avenue, died Friday (April 4, 1997) at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Lucier was raised in Roosevelt, Long Island, N.Y. She bought a home in Claremont in 1969, where she lived in the summers. After the death of her parents, she and her sister bought an apartment in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where she lived winters until moving to Claremont permanently in 1983. She was an employee for the C.H. Edwards Insurance Agency in Roosevelt, and eventually became its owner for many years. Mrs. Lucier attended St. Mary Church where she served as a lector for nearly 13 years. She was also chairperson of St. Mary Adoration Chapel Ministry on Central Street since it began 12 years ago. She was a member of the Marian Cenacles, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Virgil H. Barber No. 892 and held one or more offices. She also worked to help the needy at the Claremont Soup Kitchen, the homeless at Jericho Inn Shelter and was the secretary of their board of directors. Mrs. Lucier previously attended Charismatic Prayer Group meetings in Newport, Windsor and Manchester, N.H. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on June 20, 1921, the daughter of Andrew and Vincenza "Jennie" (DePonte) Vecchione. Mrs. Lucier graduated from Hempstead (Long Island, N.Y.) High School in 1937, where she was a member of the Tupiar Club, El Circulo Castellano and Le Cercle Francais. On June 29, 1983, she married Roy Lucier. Survivors include her husband, Roy Lucier of Claremont; one sister, Angela A. Vecchione of Whiting, N.J.; and five nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by two brothers, Andrew Vecchione and Gene Vecchione. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary Church. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont with members of the Catholic Daughters holding services at 7:30 p.m. Memorial donations may be made in her name to: St. Mary School, 18 Central St., Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to: Connecticut Valley Home Care, 958 John Stark Highway, Newport, N.H. 03773.

Paul Wilkie, 78
WALPOLE -- Paul I. Wilkie, 78, of Watkins Hill Road, died Saturday (April 5, 1997) at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H. He had been a Walpole resident since 1983 and had been a previous resident of Bellows Falls. Mr. Wilkie was a longtime associate at Mountain Paper Products, then continued in the paper industry as a broker and executive with Coy, Hunt and Co., Madison Avenue, Manhattan, N.Y., which became a division of A.T. Clayton & Co., also in Manhattan. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He had been a longtime member of the Bellows Falls Fire Co. Mr. Wilkie was a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge No. 1619. He also belonged to the Mt. Sinai Temple, Montpelier, Vt.; King Solomon Temple Lodge, Bellows Falls; and the Springfield Council No. 18 and Royal & Select Masters, Springfield. He was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., on May 17, 1918, the son of Irwin A. and Mae (Stone) Wilkie. Mr. Wilkie was a St. Johnsbury Academy graduate. Survivors include his wife, Helen Shelly Wilkie, formerly of Mt. Kisco, N.Y.; one son, Stephen P. Wilkie of North Syracuse, N.Y.; and three grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Church in Walpole with the Rev. Sandra Whippie officiating.

Peter Dargie, 58
HUDSON, Mass. -- Peter A. Dargie, 53, died Friday (April 4, 1997) at Marlboro (Mass.) Hospital after a brief illness. He had been employed as a machinist at American Superconductor of Westboro, Mass. He also worked for General Electric for 26 years in Lowell, Mass. Mr. Dargie was a member of the United Machine and Electrical Workers Union of America. He was born in Haverhill, N.H., on Sept. 18, 1943, the son of Albert and Eunice (Cox) Dargie. Survivors include his mother, Eunice Rockwood of Haverhill; two sons, Daniel Dargie of Windsor Locks, Conn., and Mark Dargie of Granville, Mass.; two grandchildren; three brothers, James Dargie of Milford, N.H., Jerome Dargie of Nashua, N.H., and John Dargie of Croydon; three sisters, Yvonne Mundell of Lunenburg, Vt., Joan Allen of Walpole and Barbara Aloupis of Bolton, Mass.; his fiancee, Brenda Manchester of Hudson; and many nieces and nephews. Tighe Hamilton Funeral Home of Hudson is handling the arrangements.

Raymond Sanborn, 71
NEWPORT -- Raymond W. Sanborn, 71, of South Main Street, died Saturday (April 5, 1997) at the V.A. hospital in White River Junction, Vt. He had been a Newport-Sunapee area resident his whole life. Mr. Sanborn was employed as a house painter and carpenter for many years and as a truck driver for Hoyt Trucking Co. of Newport for more than 20 years, retiring in 1988. During World War II, he served in the Army. Mr. Sanborn was a past member of the Newport American Legion Club. He was born in Newport on Jan. 25, 1926, the son of Ray and Beatrice (Gonyo) Sanborn. Mr. Sanborn attended school in Sunapee. Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Cedelle (Goulding) Sanborn of Newport; two sons, Ray Sanborn of Unity and William Sanborn of Newport; one stepson, Bruce Talon of Alabama; five daughters, Sharon Ayotte of Rutland, Vt., Beverly Sanborn of Sunapee, Gail Boston of Newport, Sandra Ingalls and Susan Macie, both of Pittsfield, N.H.; one brother, Donald Sanborn of Sunapee; 23 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. A graveside committal service will be conducted at Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport at a later date to be announced. There will be no visiting hours. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home in Newport is handling the arrangements.

William Gagne, 46
NEWPORT -- William "Bil- ly" E. Gagne, 46, of South Main Street, died Monday (April 7, 1997) at his home after a sudden illness. He was a lifetime area resident. Mr. Gagne was employed as a certified nurses assistant by Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport. Mr. Gagne was a member of the Sons Of The American Legion in Claremont. He was born in Claremont on Sept. 30, 1950, the son of Joseph "Willie" and Viola (Austin) Gagne. Mr. Gagne was a class of 1962 graduate of Stevens High School. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Jeffrey (Angela) Wyatt of Lakeville, Mich.; two grandsons; one stepdaughter, Sherri Rollins of Unity; two sisters, Cheryl Mullen and Pamela LaBounty, both of Claremont; one nephew, several nieces and cousins; and his longtime companion, Geraldine George of Newport. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont with the Rev. Kevin Cross, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.


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