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Agnes Derrington, 85
ACWORTH -- Agnes M. Der- rington, 85, of Derry Hill, died Sunday (April 13, 1997) at her home. She was an area resident her whole life. Mrs. Derrington was a mem- ber of the United Church of Acworth. She was a 60-year member of the Cold River Grange. Mrs. Derrington was also a member of the Martha Weaver Quilting Circle in Acworth. Mrs. Derrington was an avid gardener. She was born in Langdon on Dec. 6, 1911, the daughter of Charles and Alma (Greene) Westney. Mrs. Derrington attended schools in Acwarth and was salutatorian of her graduating class from the South Acworth High School. On Jan. 5, 1934, she married Albert J. Derrington. He died in 1975. Survivors include one son, Alvin Derrington of Lisbon, N.H.; two daughters, Alva Grant of Acworth and Alice Young of South Acworth; one sister, Lona Nelson of Acworth; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by one brother, Charles Westney, and three sisters, Mary Hem- phill, Bernice Rugg and Mable Brodin. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the South Acworth Church with the Rev. Marvin Schmid of- ficiating. There will be no visiting hours. The Fenton & Hennessey Fu- neral Home of Bellows Falls is handling the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Unit- ed Church of Aeworth, in care of Earl Luther, Charlestown Road, Charlestown, N.H. 03603.

Alphonse LeBlond, 79
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Alphonse G. LeBlond, 79, died suddenly Sunday (April 13, 1997) at his home. Mr. LeBlond had been a Framingham resident since 1954. He was a machinist and worked for a time for the former Watertown Arsenal as well as Waltham Watch. He was employed by Raytheon for 35 years, retiring in 1980. Mr. LeBlond was one of the original parishioners of St. Jeremiah's Church in Fram- ingham. He was born in Worcester, Mass., the son of Alexander and Almira (Gouin) LeBlond. Mr. LeBlond was a graduate of Worcester Trade High School. Survivors include three sons, Robert A. LeBlond of Mer- rimack, N.H., James J. LeBlond and Raymond W. LeBlond, both of Acworth; one daughter, Jean Pietrillo of Rowley, Mass.; two brothers, Louis LeBlond and George LeBlond, both of Worcester; one grandson; and one great- granddaughter. He was predeceased by his wife, Maria H. (Bolduc) LeBlond in 1976 and one son, Thomas H. LeBlond in 1993. A funeral Mass will be cele- brated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Jeremiah's Church, 41 Brook St. in Framingham. Burial will follow in the Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham Centre. Calling hours are from 6 to 9 tonight in the Boyle Bros. Fu- neral Home, 173 Union Ave., Framingham. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to St. Jude Children's Research Hos- pital in care of Memorial-Hon- or Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-9956.

Albert 'Whitey' Eastman, 78
LEBANON, N.H. -- Albert "Whitey" H. Eastman, 78, died Monday (April 14, 1997) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. He was a lifelong resident of the Upper Valley. Mr. Eastman was employed for many years by the city of Lebanon as a truck driver for the Highway Department. During World War II he served in the Navy with the Seabees. Mr. Eastman was a member of the American Legion Post No. 22 of Lebanon and a life member of the Veterans of For- eign Wars Post No. 2571 of White River Junction, Vt. He was an avid gardener of flowers and vegetables. Mr. Eastman had a special love for his cat "Chipmunk." He was born in Sharon, Vt., on March 22, 1919, the son of Jerry and Bessie (Cady) East- Mr. Eastman attended schools in Etna, N.H. Survivors include two daugh- ters, Nancy A. Corrette of Woonsocket, R.I., and Sandra L. Morin of Newport; one son, Albert J. Eastman of Nashua, N.H.; one sister, Dorothy Tat- tersall of Lebanon; seven grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Imelda Eastman on May 28, 1982. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Ricker Funeral Home at 56 School St. in Lebanon with the Rev. Dale Edwards officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon. There will be no visiting hours.

Maurice Clark, 67
KEENE, N.H. -- Maurice "Maury" R. Clark, 67, of Pine Avenue, died Sunday (April 13, 1997) at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. He had been a Keene resi- dent since 1953. Mr. Clark worked at Markem Corp. in Keene for 33 years before retiring in 1987. He served in the Navy for four years. Mr. Clark was a member of the Keene Elks Lodge No. 927. He was born in Windsor on Sept. 29, 1929, the san of Wil- liam and Luella (Cherrier) Clark. Mr. Clark was a 1947 gradu- ate of Windsor High SchooL Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Graves) Clark of Keene; three daughters, Maureen "Midge" Bergmann of West Chesterfield, N.H., Leslie Gerbracht of Aurora, Colo., and Allison Siebert of Centreville, Va.; one brother, Rubert Clark of Reading; one sister, Marjorie Overman of Cornish; nine grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Fletcher Funeral Home at 33 Marlboro St. in Keene. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to King- sbury Center for Cancer Care, 580 Court St., Keene, N.H. 03431.

Arthur Clement, 62
NEWBURY -- Arthur J. Cle- ment, 62, of Park Road, died April 5, 1997, at the New Lon- don Hospital. He had been a Newbury resi- dent since 1985. Mr. Clement was a teacher and had taught high school in Colebrook, N.H., from 1970 to 1983 and in Hopkinton, N.H., from 1983 to 1996. Mr. Clement served four years in the Army. He was very active in judo, attaining a third-degree black belt in the U.S.J.A. and a fourth-degree black belt in the U.S.M.A. He participated in National judo tournaments, re- ceived a bronze medal in 1977, and won the national cham- pionship in 1979. Mr. Clement was an avid sportsman and participated in the Dixville Notch Marathon. He was born in Newport on Oct. 8, 1934, the son of Wilson and Mary (McElevry) Clement. Mr. Clement attended New- port schools and was a 1952 graduate of Towle High School. He attended UNH and was a graduate of Keene State Col- lege. He received his master's degree in education at Worcester Poly Tech in Worcester, Mass. Survivors include his wife, Maureen (Fogarty) Clement of Newbury; one son, Brendan Clement of Newbury; three daughters, Kathie W. Wighton of Franklin, Vt., Nadine Cle- ment of Newbury and Berta Richard of Highgate Center, Vt.; one brother, William Cle- ment of Newport; one sister, Dee Armstrong of Newport; his mother, Mary "Betty" Clement of Newport; one granddaughter and three grandsons. He was predeceased by two brothers, Albert and Charles Clement, and one sister, Ellen Partlow. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Hopkinton High School Memo- rial Fund in care of Arthur J. Clement Memorial Fund, 297 Park Ave., Contoocook, N.H. 03229; or to: Scholarship Fund for Nadine and Brendan Cle- ment, Lake Sunapee Savings Bank, Main Street, Newport, N.H. 03773. There will be no services or visiting hours. The Newton-Bartlett Funer- al Home of Newport is han dling the arrangements.

Clothilde Price, 76
CHESTER -- Clothilde Sinclaire Price, 76, died Satur- day (April 12, 1997) at her home. Mrs. Price was raised in Northville, N.Y., then moved to Brooklyn Heights, N.Y., and then to Cold Springs Harbor, Long Island, N.Y. She lived for a time in Bloomington, Ill and then nine years ago moved to Chester. Mrs. Price was a volunteer at the East School in Springfield, helping her daughter teach kindergarten. She was a member of the St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Chester and was active in the Bible Study Group. She co- edited the cookbook for St. Luke's and did all the art work for the church bazaars. She was a participant in the Mog Wog Ski Program at Bromley Mountain. Mrs. Price enjoyed collecting minitures and doll houses. Her hobbies included her artistic and creative abilities. She was born in Northville on Oct. 4, 1920, the daughter of Frank and Marie (Bischoff) Sinclaire. Mrs. Price was a 1938 gradu- ate of Packard Collegiate In- stitute and she attended Vassar College in Poughhkeepsie, N.Y. She was a 1958 graduate from Adelphia College on Long Island as curn laude with a degree in art education. In 1977, she married Dr. Robert Price in Bloomington, Ill. Survivors include one son, Michael Sinclaire Sutton of Huntington Station, Long Is- land, N.Y.; one daughter, Clothilde "Marvie" Campbell of Chester; one sister, Lucy Sinclaire Warren of Brooklyn Heights and Northville; two grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers, George Richard Holahan IV and Thomas Ennis Sutton and one sister, Cather- ine Sinclaire Price. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in St. Luke's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Andrew Osmun and Rev. Ronald Prinn, co-officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Edenburg Cemetery in Northville. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made in her name to: East School PTA, 199 Summer St., Springfield, Vt. 05156; or to: St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Chester, Vt. 05143. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams-Gendron Funeral Home in Chester.

Dorothy Dix, 91
LUDLOW -- Dorothy I. Dix, 91, died Thursday (April 10, 1997) at her home. She was a lifelong area resi- dent. Miss Dix enjoyed gardening, hunting and the outdoors. She was born in Plymouth, Vt., on Aug. 1, 1905, the daugh- ter of Myron and Pearl (Liv- ingston) Dix. Miss Dix attended Plymouth schools. Survivors include two sisters, Lucy Lehto of Ludlow and Barbara Chapman of Clare- mont; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one sister, Miriam Briggs and three brothers, Kenneth Dix, Harold Dix and Gordon Dix. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Tyson Church in Tyson, Vt., with the Rev. Jane Buswell, pastor, of- ficiating. Burial will be at a later date at Twenty Mile Stream Ceme- tery in Proctorsville. Calling hours are from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday prior to the ser- vices at the church. The Adams-Gendron Funeral Home of Ludlow is handling the arrangements.

Elsie Haikara, 92
BETHEL, Vt. -- Erie Marie Haikara, 92, died Friday (April 11, 1997) at the Central Ver- mont Hospital in Berlin, Vt. Miss Haikara taught schools in Charlotte, Vt., East Bethe and the Christian Hill School in Bethel. She was born in Lebanon, N.H., on May 3, 1904, the daughter of August and Mary (Knuttunen) Haikara. Miss Haikara attended Bethel schools and graduated from Whitcomb High School in 1922. She also graduated from the Lyndon Institute for Teach- ers in Lyndonville. Survivors include two brothers, Evalti Haikara of Bethel and Alfred Haikara of Santa Ana, Calif.; two sisters, Etvi McCullough of Bethel and Elma Bianchi of George's Mills; also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, John and Eino Haikara and two sisters, Emma Johnson and Veino Pan- ciera. Graveside services will be held at noon on May 15 in Fairview Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Davis officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.

Eleanor Truell, 87
KEENE, N.H. -- Eleanor R. Truell, 87, formerly of Meadow Road, died Monday (April 14, 1997) at the Harborside Health-Care-Westwood. She had been a Keene resi- dent since 1977. Miss Truell was a teacher. She taught school in South Paris, Maine, and Worcester, Mass. She was on the faculty at Colby Junior College in New London and for 18 years was a guidance counselor in the Farmingdale (Long Island, N.Y.) public schools. She was also in business in Boston for several years. She was a member of the Tremont Temple in Boston and attended Sturtevant Chapel in Keene where she was a mem- ber of the Silver Saints. Miss Truell was a member of the New Hampshire and Cheshire County Retired Teachers Associations. She was born in Newport on March 4, 1910, the daughter of Herbert and Winifred (Heath) TruelL Miss Truell was a 1927 grad- uate of Towle High School in Newport and received her bachelor's degree in 1931 from Bates College. She later re- ceived her master's degree from Boston University. Survivors include one brother, Harold A. Truell of New Port Richey, Fla., one sis- ter, Marion E. Sabin of Keene; one niece and five nephews. Services were held Wednes- day at the Fletcher Funeral Home in Keene with the Rev. Ted Stecher, pastor of the Stur- tevant Chapel, as officiant. Burial followed in the New- port Cemetery in North New- port. There were no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Sturtevant Chapel, Washing- ton Avenue, Keene, N.H. 08431.

Fred Caliri, 79
CLAREMONT -- Fred V. Caliri, 79, of Stone Avenue, died Thursday (April 10, 1997) at the Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness. He was a Claremont resident for most of his life. Mr. Caliri worked as a car salesman with Gateway Mo- tors in White River Junction, Vt., for 20 years, later with Smith Auto in Claremont and part time with Dartmouth Mo- tors. He also worked for seven years at Joy Manudacturing Company Foundry. During World War II, he served in the Army with the 338th Combat Engineers and also was Administrative Assis- tant with the National Guard in Claremont. He was a member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Or- der of Elks Lodge No 879. Mr Caliri was a member, past director, past president and Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary Club of Claremont No. 1084. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1201. Mr. Caliri was a member of the Father Cote Council and Fourth Degree No. 1820 Knights of Columbus. He also belonged to the American Legion Post No. 29 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Oliver Lacasse Post No. 808, both of Claremont. Mr. Caliri was also a member and past president of the Claremont Country Club. He was born in Providence, R.I., on July 2, 1917, the son o Antonio and Josephin (Asprinio) Caliri. On Sept. 27, 1947, he ma ried Loretta St. Martin. Survivors include his wife, Lorette Caliri of Claremont; one daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Margaret) Pluta of Charlestown; one brother, Frank Caliri of Cranston, R.I.; two sisters, Sophie Coulter and Mary Moniz, both of Provi- dence; also nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three brothers, Carmino Caliri, John Caliri and Joseph Caliri. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:80 a.m. Monday in St. Joseph Church, with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad St., in Claremont, with prayer services at 7 p.m. con- ducted by Rev. Piwowar with the Knights of Columbus, at 7:30 p.m. conducted by the Elks and 7:45 p.m. conducted by the Moose. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the St. Joseph Church Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Clare- mont, N.H. 03743.

Francis Mounsey, 71
WESTMINSTER -- Francis H. Mounsey, 71, died Sunday (April 13, 1997) at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness. He was a lifelong area resi- dent. Mr. Mounsey built and sold picnic tables. He was a former member of the Polish-American Club in Bellows Falls. Mr. Mounsey enjoyed hunt- ing and fishing. He was born in Rockingham on March 15, 1926, the son of Clarence and Olie (Kinney) Clark. Mr. Mounsey received his education in Westminster. On Sept. 22, 1963, he mar- ried Leona Amidon in Putney, Vt. Survivors include his wife, Leona Mounsey; two sons, Ray- mond Mounsey and Mark Mounsey, both of Westminster; one stepson, Lawrence Wilkins of Springfield; three brothers, Stanley Clark of Putney, Burton of Saxtons River and Henry Clark of North West- minster; three sisters, Isabelle Croteau and Jean Mark, both of Westminster, and Marth Simonds of Putney; and fiv grandchildren. He was predeceased by tw brothers, Raymond Mounse and Joseph Clark. At Mr. Mounsey's request there will be no services at this time. Cremation will take place at the Vermont Cremation Ser- vice in Bennington. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the family lot in Saxtons River. Arrangements are under the direction of Covey & Allen Fu- neral Home, Main Street, Wilmington, Vt.

Frederick Osgood, 73
ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. -- Frederick W. Osgood, 73, died Tuesday (April 15, 19971 at his home after a brief illness. Mr. Osgood had been em- ployed for many years by Gen- eral Electric Co. in Burlington, Vt., in the quality control de- partment until retirement in 1984. He had also worked for the Mount Desert Campground in Mount Desert, Maine. Mr. Osgood was a member of the First Congregational Church in Essex Junction. During World War II he served in the Army. He was a charter member of the Essex Rescue Squad. Mr. Osgood was a coach for Essex Youth Minor League Baseball and worked at the Underhill Ski BowL He was born in Bellows Falls on Jan. 24, 1924, the son of Frederick L. and Marion (Rich- ardson) Osgood. On March 22, 1947, he mar- ried Jean M. Coleman in Sax- tons River. Survivors include his wife, Jean Osgood of Essex Junction; four daughters, Sheryl Car- rassi of Burlington, Denise Rustico of West Milton, Vt., Jennifer Allen of Newbury, Vt., and Lisa Osgood of Essex Junc- tion; one son, Frederick M. Os- good of Essex Junction; one brother, Robert Osgood of Wilmington, Del; eight grand- children; three great-grand- children; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Congregational Church in Essex Junction. The committal service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Saxtons River Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Ready Funeral Home Mountain View Chapel at 68 Pinecrest Drive in Essex Junction. Memorial donations may be made to: Hospice of the Champlain Valley, 25 Prim Road, Colchester, Vt. 05446; or to: the American Cancer Socie- ty, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602; or to: Essex Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 124, Essex Junction, Vt. 05452.

Frances Stone, 74
NEWPORT -- Frances S. Stone, 74, of Sullivan Street, died Friday (April 11, 1997) at the New London Hospital. She had been a Newport resi- dent for most of her life. Mrs. Stone was employed by the Dorr Woolen Company for 37 years before retirement in 1985. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in New- port. Mrs. Stone was a past mem- ber of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She was born in Altona, N.Y., on June 26, 1922, the daughter of Nelson and Jennie (Pike) Oliver. Mrs. Stone attended Newport schools. Survivors include one son, William J. Stone of Newport; one daughter, Susan Eisold of Newport; six granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank W. Stone in 1981, one brother, John Oliver and one sister, Lucille Jordan. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the New- ton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport with the Rev. David Snell officiat- ing. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery after the ser- ces. Calling hours are fram 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the services in the Funeral home. Memorial donations may be Made to the American Diabetes Association, New Hampshire Affiliate, 104 Middle St., Manchester, N.H. 08101.

Gary Button, 34
BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Gary A. Button, 34, of South Street, died Saturday (April 12, 1997) at his residence. He was employed as a chef and over the years had worked at The Main Attraction Restau- rant in Bennington, the Sirloin Saloon in Manchester, Vt., and Mulligans also of Manchester. He was currently employed at Ryans Cafe in Benninpon. Mr. Button enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was born in Barre, Vt., on July 18, 1962, the son of Gary R. and Antoinette (Greeno) Button. Mr. Button was educated in Woodford, Vt., and Bennington schools. Survivors include his wife, Lisa Button of Bennington; one daughter, Lancy Button of Bennington; his former wife, Kathy of Bennington; his father, Gary R. Button of Barre; his mother, Antoinette German of Goshen; four sis- ters, Marta Parsons of Pawcatuck, Conn., Debra Ken- nedy of Rutland, Vt., Elaine Spika of Bennington and Robin Button of Lakeland, Fla.; his paternal grandmother, Alberta Button of Websterville, Vt.; also nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one son, Antoine Joseph Button on March 4, 1983. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home at 628 Main St., in Bennington. Burial will be in the family lot in the Woodford Cemetery. Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Heart Association through the office of the Mahar Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, Vt. 05201.

George LaRue, 64
BELLOWS FALLS -- George W. LaRue, 64, of Riverview Apartments on Westminster Street, died Sunday (April 6, 1997) at the Veterans Affairs hospital in White River Junc- tion, Vt. Mr. LaRue had worked for Allen Brothers as a pruner in Westminster and Haskell House Painting of Bellows Falls as a house painter. He had served in the Army as a paratrooper. Mr. LaRue was a member of the Pierce Lawton American Legion Post No. 37, Bellows Falls. He was born in Bellows Falls on Sept. 10, 1932, the son of Melvin and Rose (Chabot) LaRue. Mr. LaRue attended schools in Bellows Falls. Survivors include two brothers, Calvin LaRue of Charlestown and Robert LaRue of Tampa, Fla.; two sis- ters, Virginia Bradford of South Charlestown and Doris Coyle of Springfield; and sever- al nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. April 19 in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Bellows Falls, performed by the Pierce Lawton American Legion Post No. 37.

Gladys Paige, 100
LUDLOW -- Gladys Vivian Paige, 100, died Thursday (April 17, 1997) at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. Mrs. Paige was a lifelong area resident. She had been employed for many years with the Jewell Brook Woolen Mill in Ludlow. Mrs. Paige was a member of the Church of Annunciation in Ludlow for more than 70 years. She enjoyed sewing, needle work, bingo and playing cards. Mrs. Paige was an avid Bos- ton Red Sox fan. She was born on July 4, 1896, the daughter of Jefferson and Amelia (Gokey) Carter. Mrs. Paige was a 1914 gradu- ate of Woodstock High SchooL On Jan. 1, 1915, she married George Paige in Woodstock. Survivors include two sons, Charles Paige of Milwaukee, Wis., and John Paige of Ludlow; two stepsons, Donald Paige of Pittsfield, Vt., and Ralph Paige of Rochester, N.H.; two daughters, Muriel Porter of Bellows Falls and Gladys Strong of Ludlow; 22 grandchildren; 42 great-grand- children; 14 great-great-grand- children; two great-great- great-grandchildren; and sev- eral nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by five children, Amelia Haskins, Rachel Phelan, Phylis Horan, Elaine Keezer and Pauline Pullinen; eight brothers and sisters; two half sisters; and one half brother. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Church of Annunciation with the Rev. James Lawrence of- ficiating. Burial will be in the Pleas- antview Cemetery in Ludlow. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Adams- Gendron Funeral Home at 12 Meadow St., in Ludlow. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ludlow Am- bulance Squad, P.O. Box 911, Ludlow, Vt. 05149.

Herman Gordon, 93
NASHUA, N.H. -- Herman Gordon, 93, of Nashua and Boca Raton, Fla., the founder of Alexander's Supermarkets, died Thursday (April 17, 1997) at his home in Nashua. He was raised in Nashua and in the 1920s established his home in Lowell, Mass., where he lived until the 1970s, when he moved to Boca Raton. He recently moved back to Nash- ua. In 1929, Mr. Gordon with his brother, Benjamin, founded the Gordon Brothers Markets with stores on Aiken and Bridge streets in Lowell and others followed. In 1946, he purchased the existing Alexander's Mar- ket on Merrimack Street in Lowell, and became the driving force of the 13-store Alex- ander's Supermarket Chain, which had stores in nine dif- ferent communities in north- eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. In 1990, he sold the chain to Han- naford Brothers. He was a member of the Temple Beth El, Lowell and the Benjamin Posner Chapter of the B'Nai Birth. Mr. Gordon was a 32nd- degree Mason and belonged to the York Rite Bodies of Lowell and the Aleppo Temple Shrine in Wilmington. Mr. Gordon was an avid golfer. He and his late wife held membership in the Vesper Country Club and the Broken Sound Country Club in Boca Raton. He was born in Milford, Mass., on Oct. 12, 1903, the son of Charles and Lena (Karelski) Gordon. Mr. Gordon attended Nashua schools and was a 1920 gradu- ate of Nashua High School. Survivors include two sons, Judge Charles Gordon of Mountain View, Calif., and Robert Gordon of Cornish; one sister, Alice Black of Nashua; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (Finberg) Gordon. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the graveside in the family lot in Temple Beth El Cemetery, Chelmsford, Mass. The memorial observance will be held at the horne of Mrs. Black, 110 Coliseum Ave., Nashua, immediately after the seMce. Memorial donations may be made to the 1942 Philip Gordon Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Blunt Alumni Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H. 03755.1 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Walter F. Bayliss Jr., Morse- Bayliss Funeral Home of Lowell.

Ida Bousquet, 99
CLAREMONT -- Ida L. Bousquet, 99, died Thursday (April 17, 1997) after a long illness. She had been an Integrated Health Services resident for the past 15 years and resided in Claremont for most of her life. Mrs. Bousquet was a com- municant of St. Mary Parish and a member of the Ladies of St. Anne. She was a very active and dedicated volunteer member of the Senior Citizens Group in Claremont. In 1981 Mrs. Bousquet was presented the Joseph D. Vaugh Award by the New Hampshire State Council on Aging as the Outstanding Senior. She was born in Claremont on March 4, 1S98, the daughter of Louis A. and Delina (Lacroix) Beland. Mrs. Bousquet received her education in Claremont. Survivors include one niece, one nephew, several cousins and her extended family at IHS. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter H. Bousquet in 1972, one sister, Dora Gil- bert, and two brothers, Oliver John Beland and Eddie Beland. A memorial Mass will be cel- ebrated at 11 a.m, Tuesday in St. Mary Church with the Rev. Gilmond Boucher, parochial vicar, celebrating. Committal will be in St. Mary Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary Parish Reno- vation Fund, 32 Pearl St., Claremont, N.H. 03743. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont.

Ina Barnes, 95
ANDOVER, Vt. -- Ina Frances Barnes, 95, died Wednesday (April 16, 1997) at the Springfield Health & Re- habilitation Center. Mrs. Barnes taught school in one-room schoolhouses for sev- eral years, including the Peasville and Simonsville schools in Andover. After be- comming a widow, she was a cook at several private schools in Massachusetts, including Clark School for the Deaf in Northampton, Mass. During 13 summers, she was a cook at Eagle Camp in South Hero, Vt. In later years she worked as a companion and housekeeper. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ches- ter since 1919. Mrs. Barnes was a charter member of the Andover Friend- ly Home Dem Club and an organizer of the Breezy Hills 4- H Club of Andover, of which she was a leader for several years. Mrs. Barnes was active in the Windsor County Republican Party and represented Andover it the Legislature in 1965. Mrs. Barnes enjoyed fishing and cooking. She was born in Chester on Aug. 7, 1901, the daughter of J. Myron and Edith (Johnson Robbins. Mrs. Barnes attended schools in Chester and earned her teaching certificate in her sen- ior year of high school On July 26, 1924, she mar- ried Lewis S. Barnes of An- dover. He died in September 1949. Survivors include one daugh- ter, Shirley Hale of Andover; one son, Albert Barnes of Ches- ter; two sisters, Mabel Graham of Eastharnpton, Mass., and Irma Broder of Naples, Fla.; nine grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by one grandson, Matthew Barnes in 1968. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Heald Cemetery in Andover. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Stee- ple Fund in care of the First Baptist Church of Chester, Vt. 05143. The Adams-Gendron Funeral Home in Chester is handling the arrangements.

Jane Howard, 88
CONCORD, N.H. -- Jane G. Howard, 88, of Christian Ave- nue, died Friday (April 11, 1997) at Concord Hospital. She was formerly of Kens- ington Road and of Fairwinds Drive, Nokomis, Fla. She was born in Concord, the daughter of Dr. Robert and Helen M. (Ayers) Graves. Mrs. Howard was a 1927 graduate of Abbott Academy in dover, Mass., and attended Wellesley College. Survivors include two sons, Charles W. Howard II of Moultonborough and Jonathan Howard of Newport; one Daughter, Jane H. Fenton of dover, N.H.; four grand- Children; three great-grand- Children; nieces, nephews and Cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Woodbury Howard in (992. There are no services. Memorial donations may be Made in lieu of flowers in her mme to Havenwood-Heritage Heights Endowment Fund, 33 Christian Ave., Concord, N.H. 13310. The Bennett Funeral Home if Concord is handling the ar- angements.

Joseph Johnson, 64
HOOKSElT, N.H. -- Joseph E.L. Johnson, 64, of Heather Drive, died Saturday (April 12, 1997) at his home after a brief illness. Mr, Johnson was formerly a resident of Somerville, Mass., and Manchester, N.H., prior to moving to Hooksett 20 years ago. He was a machinist with General Electric and retired in 1993. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 5163 of Manchester. He was barn in Charlestown, Mass., on April 20, 1932, the son of George W, and Sarah A. (Lambert) Johnson. Mr. Johnson was a graduate of Charlestown (Mass.) High SchooL Survivors include his wife, Lillian R. (Livernois) Johnson of Hooksett; three sons, Joseph E. Johnson of Newton, Mass., John R. Johnson and Justin E.L. Johnson, both of Concord, N.H.; two daughters, Michelle Johnson of Syracuse, N.Y., and Jennifer L. Boulanger of North Walpole; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, George W. Johnson Jr. and Arthur Johnson, both of Bridgewater, Mass., and John Allison of Phoenix, Ariz.; one sister, Sandra King of Deer- field, N.H.; also nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Rosary Church in Hooksett with the Rev. Fernand Croteau, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Rosary Cemetery in Hooksett. Visiting hours are from 6 to 9 tonight at the Petit Funeral Home at 167 Main St. in Pem- broke, N.H.

Joyce Lyman, 81
ROYALTON, Vt. -- Joyce L. Lyman, 31, died Friday (April 11, 1997) at the Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon after a courageous battle with leukemia. She had been a Vermont resi- dent since the age of two when her family moved to Tunbridge. Later, with her husband, she resided on Royalton HilL Mrs. Lyman worked as a nurse's aid at Brookside Nurs- ing Home in White River Junc- tion, Vt., and for 12 years as an inspector at Split Ball Bearing in Lebanon, N.H. Mrs. Lyman was a member of the Ridge Climbers Snow- mobile Club in Royalton. She was born in Waterbury, Conn., on Jan. 19, 1966, the daughter of Fred B. and Madeline E. (Gray) Green. Mrs. Lyman attended Tun- bridge Central School and was a 1984 graduate from South Royalton High School. She also took health occupations courses at Randolph (Vt.) Area Vocational Center. On April 19, 1986, she mar- ried Timothy Lee Lyman of Royalton. Survivors include her hus- band, Timothy Lyman of Roy- alton; one daughter, Leanna Lynn Green of Royalton; one son, Adam Scott Green of Roy- alton; her parents of Tun- bridge; two brothers, Alan R. Green of Lebanon and Scott Green of Newport; five sisters, Alta B. Williams, Jane M. Lyman and Linda M. Warner, all of Royalton, Sandra L. Hoyt of Tunbridge and Lori A. Liv- ingston of Sharon, Vt.; her pa- ternal grandmother, Doris Green of Windsor; also nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the United Church Federated on the green in South Royalton with the Rev. David L. Wolfe of Tunbridge officiating. Burial will be in the Branch View Cemetery in South Royal- ton. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Boardway and Cilley Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division, 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602.

Kenneth LeClair, 77
HANOVER, N.H. -- Kenneth A LeClair, 77, died Wednesday (April 16, 1997) at his horne after a long illness. Mr. LeClair was a longtime area resident and had been a summer resident of Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vt., since 1969. He had taught civil engineer- ing at Dartmouth College from the early 1950s until 1958, when he formed Kenneth A. LeClair Associates Ine., civil engineers, of Hanover, which he operated until failing health prevented him from working. From 1940 until 1947, he was an Army captain and served as a field artillery commander. Mr. LeClair was a past selectman and precinct com- missioner for the town of Hanover, He was a member of the St. Denis Catholic Church in Hanover. Mr. LeClair was an avid golfer. He was born in Quincy, Mass., on June 10, 1919, the son of Benjamin N. and Bertha (Girard) LeClair. Mr. LeClair earned his mas- ter's degree in civil engineering from the University of Massa- chusetts in 1952. In 1948, he married Irene Pender. She died on Oct. 23, 1995. Survivors include two sons, Kenneth A. LeClair Jr. of Plainfield and Peter R. LeClair of Ascutney; two daughters, Mary J. Johnston of Virginia Beach, Va., and Margaret A. Buff of Brookline, N.H.; four brothers, Norman of Hingham, Mass., Leo of Bridgewater, Mass., Leighton of Hacket- tstown, N.J., and Hadley of Eaton, Mass.; one sister, Theresa Clyne of Virginia Beach; and eight grand- children. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Denis Church of Hanover with the Rev. Arthur Kelliher as cele- brant. Burial will follow in the Pine Knoll Cemetery in Hanover. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m, Sunday in the Rand- Wilson Funeral Home in Hanover. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers in his name to the Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire, Old Court House, 20 South Main St., White River Junction, Vt. 05001 or to St. Denis Catholic Church, Hanover, N.H. 03755.

Leonard 'Zeke' LaMontagne, 85
MILTON, Fla. -- Word has been received that Leonard "Zeke" LaMontagne, 85, of Hamilton Bridge Road, died April 5, 1997, at Florida Hospi- tal in Orlando, Fla., due to congestive heart failure. He was a former longtime Claremont resident. Mr. LaMontagne had worked for both Irwin Motors and Walter Burbee's Garage of Claremont. During World War II he served in the European Thea- ter of Operations and the South Pacific Theaters. He was born in Foust, N.Y., on Dec. 2, 1911. Survivors include his wife, Esther Perkins LaMontagne of Milton; two daughters, Patricia Jerard and Carol Aldridge, both of Milton; three sons, Brent LaMontagne of Kissim- mee, Fla., Bradley LaMon- tagne of Springfield, Fla., and Leonard "Joe" LaMontagne of Milton; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one niece and two nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Gladys Gates and one brother, Orville LaMontagne. Burial will be held at a later date in Johnson, Vt.

Lisa Button, 32
BENNINGTON, Vt. -- Lisa R. Button, 32, died suddenly Tuesday (April 15, 1997) at her residence. Mrs. Button was a Ben- nington resident for most of her life. She was employed as an as- sistant in sales by the Police and Correctional Products Division of the Thomas J. Archambault Training Re- source Group. Mrs. Button was a victim of Renaulds Disease and founded the Renaulds Foundation, a group established to raise mon- ey for research of Renaulds Disease. She was born in Bennington on June 7, 1964, the daughter of William E. and Doreen (De- rosia) Reed. Mrs. Button received her education in Bennington. Survivors include two daugh- ters, Heather Legacy and Syd- ney Danielle Legacy, both of Bennington; one son, JeA'rey D. Legacy Jr. of Bennington; her mother of White Creek, N.Y.; her father of Bennington; two sisters, Cindy Garvey of Rutland, Vt., and Dianna Reed of Bennington; three brothers, Michael and Jeffrey Reed, both of Bennington, and Bruce Reed of Springfield; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gary R. Button on April 12, 1997. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Main Street in Bennington. Burial will be in the Wood- ford (Vt.) Cemetery. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Renaulds Foun- dation through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home at 628 Main St., Bennington, Vt. 05201.

Louise Rising, 87
WINDSOR -- Louise M. Rising, 87, died Monday (April 14, 1997) at the Skilled Nursing Facility at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. Mrs. Rising was a lifelong Windsor resident. She had been employed as a dispatcher for the Windsor Po- lice Department for eight years. She worked at McAuley's Store in Windsor as a clerk and later worked at Cone Automatic Machine Co. in Windsor. Mrs. Rising was a member of the Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church in Windsor. She was born in Windsor on July 6, 1909, the daughter of Leon and Jessie (Wright) Price. Mrs. Rising attended schools in Windsor and was a 1929 graduate of Windsor High School. On July 2, 1932, she married Russell H. Rising in Windsor. Survivors include one son, Frederick Rising of Windsor; her sister, Helen Flint of Ridge- ville, Ind.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell Rising in May 1996, and one brother, Halfred Price. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Knight Funeral Home in Wind- sor with the Rev. Robert J. Hundemann, pastor of the Rachel S. Harlow United Meth- odist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor. Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Knight Fu- neral Home at 65 Ascutney St. in Windsor. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Windsor Regional Home Health Agency, R.R. 1, Box 6, Windsor, Vt. 05089.

Margaret Bateman, 83
WINDSOR -- Margaret M. Bateman, 83, died Monday (April 14, 1997) at the Hanover, N.H., Terrace Healthcare. She had been a Windsor resi- dent since 1941. Mrs. Bateman was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor and the Catholic Daughters. Mrs. Bateman also was a member of the Windsor Coun- try Club and local women's club. She was born in Barre, Vt., on July 15, 1913, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fitzgerald. Mrs Bateman attended schools in Barre. On April 23, 1937, she mar- ried R. Glenn Bateman in Barre. Survivors include her hus- band of Windsor; one son, Wil- liam C.R. Bateman of Brownsville; three daughters, Marilyn Messier of Ohio, Loret- ta Gould of Windsor and Glyn- mary Bateman of Fresno, Calif; one brother, William Fitzgerald of Barre; one sister, Kathleen Byrns of Johnstown, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday in the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor with the Rev. Robert J. Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Francis Cemetery. The Knight Funeral Home of Windsor is handling the ar- rangements.

Maurice Clark, 67
KEENE, N.H. -- Maurice "Maury" R. Clark, 67, of Pine Avenue, died Sunday (April 13, 1997) at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. He had been a Keene resi- dent since 1953. Mr. Clark worked at Markem Corp. in Keene for 33 years before retiring in 1987. He served in the Navy for four years. Mr. Clark was a member of the Keene Elks Lodge No. 927. He was born in Windsor on Sept. 29, 1929, the san of Wil- liam and Luella (Cherrier) Clark. Mr. Clark was a 1947 gradu- ate of Windsor High SchooL Survivors include his wife, Shirley (Graves) Clark of Keene; three daughters, Maureen "Midge" Bergmann of West Chesterfield, N.H., Leslie Gerbracht of Aurora, Colo., and Allison Siebert of Centreville, Va.; one brother, Rubert Clark of Reading; one sister, Marjorie Overman of Cornish; nine grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Fletcher Funeral Home at 33 Marlboro St. in Keene. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to King- sbury Center for Cancer Care, 580 Court St., Keene, N.H. 03431.

Marilyn Maxfield, 73
NAPLES, Fla. -- Marilyn C. Maxfield, 73, died Saturday (April 12, 1997) as s result of injuries sustained in an auto- mobile accident on April 4. She was a resident of Brad- ford, N.H,, Claremont, New- port and New London before moving to Naples 20 years ago. Mrs. Maxfield began work during World War II for the Signal Corps in Arlington, Va., and later as an American Air- line stewardess she also had her own radio talk show on WTSV, Claremont. She had been active in horse- manship and riding in the Twin State Valley, teaching for Camp Wabasso and Teelawooket for several years. Mrs. Maxfield was an avid golfer and competed in the New Hampshire State Women's Golf Association. She was presently a member of the Country Club of Naples and the Ladies Sen- ior Golf Champion at the club. She had actively participated with the Senior PGA Tour held in Naples for the past seven years. She was also a member of the Mt, Sunapee Area Ski Club. She was an active volunteer for many charitable organiza- tions. Mrs. Maxfield was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church. Mrs. Maxfield touched the lives of many including her children, grandchildren, rela- tives and friends. She was born St. Petersburg, Fla., on Dec. 2, 1923, was and raised there. Mrs. Maxtield was a 1941 graduate of Northfield Semi- nary of Northfield, Mass. and a 1944 graduate of the Univer- sity of New Hampshire. Survivors include her hus- band, Dr. Jack Maxfield; one son, John Rouillard of Mesa, Ariz.; one daughter, Mrs. Peter (Dec) Farnsworth of Worchester, Mass.; one sister, Catherine Brooks of Jalisco, Mexico; six stepchildren; Dr. John Maxfield IV of Somerset, England, Bill Maxfield of New- port, Tom Maxfield and Peter Maxfield, bath of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dick Maxfield of Lebanon, N.H. and Mrs. Rick (Katherine) Mann also of Leba- non; 10 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nu- merous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one stepdaughter, Barbara Max- field and one granddaughter, Brooke Willis, who were both killed as a result of an automo- bile accident on March 28, 1997. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Fuller Funeral Home in Naples and locally a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the South Newbury Com- munity Church in South New- bury. Burial will be private at a later date. Calling hours are from 1 to 3 p.m. today in the funeral home in Naples and locally at from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in New- port. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the "Marilyn Maxfield Scholarship Fund for Junior Golf," in care of The Country Club of Nap- lesss, All'N: Mike Arthur, Pro, 185 Burning Tree Drive, Naples, Fla. 34105.

Maud Sjogren, 90
PLAINFIELD -- Maud L Sjogren, 90, died Sunday (April 13, 1997) at Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a brief illness. Mrs. Sjogren was employed by the Bell Telephone Co. right out of high school, and later with her husband was an an- tiques dealer, first in Billerica and Chelmsford, Mass., and later in Hillsborough, N.H., before retiring to Plainfield. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Mrs. Sjogren in her later years enjoyed reading, sewing and gardening. She was born in Billerica on Nov. 5, 1906, the daughter of Warren and Cora (Rollins) Shedd. Mrs. Sjogren was a 1924 graduate of Billerica Howe High SchooL In 1937, she married George Sjogren. He died shortly after their 50th anniversary. Survivors include one daugh- ter, Merilyn S. Smith of Plain- field; one son, George Sjogren of Millis, Mass.; seven grand- children; and three great- grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Cornish Rescue Squad, Cornish, N.H. 03745; or to: Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire, 20 South Main St., White River Junction, Vt. 05001. The Ricker Funeral Home i handling the arrangements.

Orlando Tusler, 82
BROWNSVILLE -- Orlando C. Tusler, 82, died Wednesday (April 16, 1997) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital k Health Center Emergency Room in Windsor. Mr. Tusler moved to Brownsville in the summer of 1970, and had previously re- sided in New York. He had taught school at Troy Elementary School in Troy, N.Y., was director of reading at the Bedford Road School in Pleasantville, N.Y., and had served as principal at the Lin- denhurst Schools, including the Albany Avenue School and Westgates Elementary School for 25 years, before retiring in 1970. He then worked as the director of education at the Vermont Correctional Facility 'n Windsor until 1975. Mr. Tusler was a member of the Phi Delta Kappa Fraterni- ty at Columbia University and was also a member of the Na- tional Education Association. He was born in Wichita, Kan., on April 27, 1914, the san of Leon and Alva Mabel (Barthold) Tusler. Mr. Tusler graduated from Wichita High School, Kansas State University and received his master's degree from Co- lumbia University. On Dec. 19, 1942, he married Doris Michael in Orchard Park, N.Y. Survivors include his wife, Doris Tueler of Brownsville; one son, Cory M. Tusler of Wellesley, Mass.; three grand- children; one brother, Dr. Rob- ert Tusler of the Netherlands; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Gerald Tusler and one sister, Harriet Langer. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Brownsville Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert J. Hun- demann and the Rev. Arthur E. Bello co-officiating. Burial will follow in the Sheddsville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., P.O. Box 485, Williston, Vt. 05495, or to any intercity scholarship program. The Knight Funeral Home of Windsor is in charge of the arrangements.

Perry Quimby, 94
PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Word has been received that Perry E. Quimby, 94, of Chandler Ave- nue, died at the Grandview Nursing Home in Cumberland, R.I. Mr. Quimby was born and raised in Claremont and had lived in Pawtucket since 1925. He was a physical education teacher in the Pawtucket School Department for 41 years. He began his career at the Samuel Slater Junior High School in Pawtucket from 1925 to 1940, and was one of the original teachers at Pawtucket West High School, now the Charles E. Shea High School, where he taught from 1940 to 1966, becoming athletic direc- tor in 1946. He also coached several sports teams. He was a member of the Rhode Island and the National Retired Teachers Associations. Mr. Quimby was also a mem- ber of the Rhode Island As- sociation of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He was born in Claremont on July 10, 1902, the son of Emer- son and Jennie (Perry) Quim- by. Mr. Quimby was a 1920 grad- uate of Stevens High School and a 1925 graduate of Spring- field (Mass.) College. In 1925, he married Elva Blair in Springfield, Mass., and they celebrated their 71st an- niversary last year. Survivors include his wife, Elva Quimby of Cumberland; one daughter, Shirley SuffA'a of Alexandria, Va.; one sister, Miriam Bascom of Penn Yan, N.Y.; three grandsons; and two great-granddaughters. Funeral services were held in Pawtucket. Burial was in the Highland Memorial Park in Johnston, R.I.

Robert Hanchett, 84
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Robert E. Hanchett, 84, of Willow Grove Road, died Sun- day (April 13, 1997) at the Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Mr. Hanchett was a Newport native and lived for several years in Claremont. He later retired to Bailey Island, Maine, where he resided for 20 years until moving to Brunswick in 1994. Mr. Hanchett worked for First National Stores of New England for 10 years, becoming store manager for the Brat- tleboro, Vt., store. After that he became a staff manager for the John Hancock Insurance Com- pany in Concord, N.H., and retired in 1974. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He was a former member of the Odd Fellows Lodge of Claremont. Mr. Hanchett was a member of the Orr's and Bailey Island United Methodist Church. He was born in Newport on Aug. 27, 1912, the son of Claude and Bertha (Moore) Hanchett. Mr. Hanchett received his education in the Newport schools and was a 1929 gradu- ate of Newport High School. On May 13, 1934, he married Arlene Sweet. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Hanchett of Brunswick; one son, David R. Hanchett of Concord; one daughter, Susan Hayward of Westboro, Mass; three grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Orr's and Bailey Island United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Laidlaw officiat- ing. Interment will be in Bailey's Island Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Stetson's Funeral Home at 12 Federal St., in Brunswick. Memorial donations may be made to the Orr's and Bailey Island United Methodist Church, P,O, Box 185, Orr's Island, Maine 04066 or to the Brunswick Area Respite Pro- gram, P.O. Box 402, Bruns- wick, Maine 04011.

Robert Provost Jr. 74
LEMPSTER -- Robert L. Provost Jr., 74, of Stage Road, Lempster, died Wednesday April 2, 1997) in his Sarasota, Fla., home on Fruitville Road, here he and his wife spent ters. Mr. Provost had resided in Claremont for 41 years, in Cor- nish for 18 years and Lempster for the past eight years. He had retired in 1984 as a supervisor for the Jones & Lamson Machine Co. in Springfield, where he had worked for 36 years and pre- viously worked in the Interna- tional Shoe Shop. He also as- sisted in the operation of Bojel Kennels in Cornish. During World War II he served in the Army. He was a life member of the Benevolent and Protective Or- der of Elks Lodge No. 879 of Claremont. Mr. Provost was also a mem- ber of the American Legion Post No. 29 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Oliver Lacasse Post No 808, both of Clare- mont. He enjoyed ham radio with packet and computer. Mr. Provost also enjoyed skiing and golf. He was born in Manchester, N.H., on March 26, 1923, the son of Robert L. and Martha Eve (Gallant) Provost Sr. On Oct. 15, 1947, he married Eleanor Pappas. Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Provost of Lempster; one daughter, Joy Burrows of Claremont; one son, Jon Prov- ost of Unity; four grand- children; one brother, Edward B. Provost of Claremont; and nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St., in Claremont with the Rev. Gilmond Boucher, as- sistant pastor of St. Mary Par- ish, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Mount View Cemetery. Members of the Elks Lodge will conduct services at 7:80 p.m. and the American Legion with the V.F.W. will conduct services at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial donations made to the charity of one's choice is suggested by the family.


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