Adele Parker, 69
PITTSFORD, Vt. -- Adele M. Parker, 69, died suddenly Tuesday (April
22, 1997) at her home.
She was born in East Pittsford, Vt., on Jan. 23, 1928, the daughter
of Arthur and Mabel (Ransom) Beriau.
Mrs. Parker received her education in East Pittsford and was a 1946
graduate of Barstow Memorial High SchooL Survivors include her husband
of 50 years, Raymond "Bud" J. Parker of Pittsford; two daughters, Carol
P. Saceric of Proctor, Vt., and Linda Mitchell of Cornish; three brothers,
Arthur Beriau Jr., Albert Beriau and Richard Beriau, all of Pittsford;
two sisters, Eileen Brink of Rutland, Vt., and Joan Ratti of Proctor; one
grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Barnard Funeral
Home in Pittsford.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Pittsford Fire Department, Box
559, Pittsfard, Vt. 05763 or to the Pittsford First Response Squad, P.O.
Box 433, Pittsford, Vt. 05763.
Anthony Townsend, 71
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Anthony C. Townsend, 71, died Sunday (April 20, 1997)
at the Rehabilitation Center of Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Mr. Townsend was a Claremont native and resident until he moved to
Foxboro 30 years ago.
He had been employed as a traffic manager for Boston Envelope Co.,
in Dedham, Mass.
During World War II h served in the Army in the European Theater.
Mr. Townsend was a past exalted ruler of the BPOE No. 8709 of Claremont.
In Foxboro, he was a past president of the Burrell School Parent Teachers
Mr. Townsend was a past chairman of the Foxboro Stadium Advisory Committee.
He was born in Claremont on March 30, 1926, the son of John J. and
Teresa (McKeever) Townsend.
Mr. Townsend attended Claremont schools and was a 1944 graduate of
Stevens High School He later earned a bachelor's degree from the University
Survivors include his wife, Gladys M. (Comeau) Townsend of Foxboro;
one daughter, Carey Anne Townsend of Wrentham, Mass.; two sons, Timothy
J. Townsend of Wrentham and Kevin M. Townsend of Novato, Calif.; one sister,
Ina Leahy of Claremont; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Roberts and
Sons Funeral Home of Foxboro, followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in
St. Mary's Church in Foxboro.
Interment will be private at a later date in the National Cemetery
in Bourne, Mass.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight also 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at the funeral home.
Blaney Blodgett, 54
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -Blaney Calvi Blodgett, 54, died unexpectedly Monday
(April 21, 1997) at Porter Medical Center in Middlebury.
Mr. Blodgett was the owner and operator of Calvi's Water Ski School
He was also the owner of Calvi's in downtown Middlebury.
He was a past chairman of the Recreation Council of Middlebury.
Mr. Blodgett was a member of the board of directors of the Court Diversion
He was also a member of the American Legion.
Mr. Blodgett taught catechism at St. Mary's Church.
He was born in Ticonderoga, N.Y., on Aug. 3, 1942, the son of Mary
(Calvi) Blodgett and Dr. Blaney B. Blodgett of Pacific Grove, Calif.
Mr. Blodgett was educated at the Vermont Academy and Siena College
in Loudonville, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia (Burke) Blodgett of Middlebury;
three daughters, Marybeth Lemay of Enfield, Conn., Lisa Farrell of Burlington,
Vt., and Niccole Blodgett of Bristol, Vt.; three sons, George Farrell of
Dover, N.H., Keith Farrell of East Middlebury, Vt., and Sean Farrell of
Saxtons River; one sister, Deborah (Blodgett) Newhall of Colchester, Vt.;
one half brother, Fred Blodgett of California; one half sister, Beverly
Dettis of California; his mother, Midge Blodgett; one stepsister, Susan
Blodgett of California; and six grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Church
Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Sanderson
Funeral Home in Middlebury.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Middlebury Recreation Department's
Brian Berry, 26
NEWPORT -- Brian Bruce Berry, 26, died Thursday (April 17, 1997) in
a motorcycle accident on Interstate 89 south in Sutton.
Mr. Berry was raised in Florida and moved to the Northeast six years
ago to get acquainted with his paternal family.
He had worked in Manchester, N.H., Bass Shoe in Wilton, Maine and then
moved back to New Hampshire to work for Butson's Supermarket in Newport,
He was born at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., on Nov. 10, 1970, the son
of Bruce and Barbara (Behnke) Berry.
Mr. Berry was a 1988 graduate of Escambia High School in Pensacola,
Survivors include his mother of Pensacola; his father of Bradford,
Vt.; one sister,, Katherine Berry of Cleveland, Tenn.; one son, Benjamin
Brian Berry; his son's mother, Pamela Dann of Littleton, N.H.; his maternal
grandmother, Katherine E. Behnke of Pensacola; two half sisters, Lisa and
Stephanie Berry, both of Ryegate, Vt.; and many uncles, aunts, cousins
and one niece.
There are no services. His wish was to be cremated.
Memorial donations may be made for research of head and spinal cord
injuries at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H. 03766.
Charlotte Coffin, 93
ATHENS -- Charlotte B. Coffin, 93, of Route 35, died Friday (April
18, 1997) at the McGirr nursing Home in Bellows Falls.
Mrs. Coffin was a member of the Jehovah Witness Church in Brattleboro,
She was born in Norway, Maine, on Feb. 26, 1904, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Elgerbert Libbey.
Mrs. Coffin was educated in Maine schools.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas Hutchins of Athens, Albert Hutchins
of Charlestown and Benjamin Hutchins of Westminster; three daughters, Lora
Rogenski and Marion Howe, both of Saxtons River, and Edith Golec of Bellows
Falls; also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her first husband, Benjamin F.
Hutchins in 1962, and her second husband, Eston Coffin in 1990.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Fenton &
Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls.
Burial will fallow in the New Westminster Cemetery in Westminster.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Clyde Sill, 88
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. -Clyde Alford Sill, 88, died Thursday (April 17, 19971
at the Carpenter Care Center in Pennsylvania.
Originally from Pennsylvania, he moved to Springfield in 1949 and lived
on the Maloya Farm on Massey Road until returning to Pennsylvania in 1978
to be nearer his and his wife's siblings.
Mr. Sill was a dairyman on several farms in Pennsylvania and then worked
for 25 years as the foreman for Springfield Fuels.
He and his wife spent most of their lives entertaining Christians from
around the world in their home in Springfield and continued their ministries
after returning to Pennsylvania.
Mr. Sill was brought much joy by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was born in Sheshequen Township, Pa., on Aug. 6, 1908.
Mr. Sill attended Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, but
was unable to finish due to the Great Depression.
On Sept. 5, 1933, he married Freda Ameigh in Waverly, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife, Freda Sill of Tunkhannock; three sons,
William Frederick of Tunkhannock, Charles Sill of Horsehead, N.Y., and
Stephen Sill of Front Royal, Va.; three daughters, Ida Schlotterbeck of
Front Royal, Ann E.
Waldmann of Springfield and Ruth Hedrick of Pottstown, Pa.; 20 grandchildren;
and 12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was to be held today at the Osterhout Bible Church
Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Grace & Truth,
210 Chestnut St., Danville, Ill. 61832-2699; or to: the Vermont Shut-in
Society, 154 Park St., Springfield, Vt. 05156.
Evelyn Rodday, 75
PLAINFIELD -- Evelyn Rodday, 75, died Sunday (April 20, 1997) in her
home atter a long illness.
Mrs. Rodday had been a Plainfield resident since 1985.
Raised in Braintree, Mass., where her family operated stables for many
years, she helped raise the horses and taught riding.
They later operated the formerWoodstock (Vt.) Stables, where her brother,
Oliver, was the local blacksmith.
During World War II she was employed by the former Tublicar Rivet &
Stud Co. in Walliston, Mass., and she had been employed for many years
by Curtis Farms Supermarkets in the Boston area. She boarded horses in
Plainfield with her husband and was still able to ride until last fall.
Mrs. Radday enjoyed creating ceramic pieces and loved knitting.
She was born in Braintree, Mass., on Oct. 21, 1921, daughter of Oliver
and Ethel Ferguson.
Mrs. Rodday attended local schools and graduated from Braintree High
On Sept. 15, 1946, she married Arthur W. Rodday.
Survivors include her husband of Plainfield; two brothers, Oliver Ferguson
of South Woodstock and Henry Ferguson of Palmer, Ala.; and several nieces,
nephews, greatnieces, great-nephews and many cousins.
She was predeceased by four sisters, Irma Hudson, Ruth Reynolds, Elsie
Watts and Helen Hathom.
At her request, there will be no public services.
Burial will be in the Blue Hills Cemetery in Braintree.
Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Heart
Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, N.H. 03101-2244 or
the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Ricker Funeral
Home of Lebanon.
Frank Kamel, 78
CHARLESTOWN -- Frank Kamel, 78, of Lovers Lane, died Monday (April
21, 1997) at the: Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center after a
Mr. Kamel was a longtime Charlestown resident.
He retired from the Fellows Gear Shaper and also worked at the Cheshire
Toll Bridge for more than 20 years.
Mr. Kamel was well known for raising gladiolas flowers.
He ran a farm stand for several years.
Mr. Kamel was an avid horseshoe player and bowler.
He was born in Weathersfield on Feb. 5, 1919, the son of Joseph and
Elizabeth (Stankavich) Kamel.
Mr. Kamel attended schools in Weathersfield and Springfield High School.
Survivors include two daughters, Stacie White (Kamel) and Syndie Kamel;
four sisters, Leona LaVoie, Ida LaVoie, Mary Wilson and Betty Augustinovich,
all of Springfield; three brothers, John Kamel of Springtield, Floyd Kamel
of Daytona Beach, Fla., and, Michael Kamel of Weathersfield; two granddaughters;
one grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by one sister, Helen Novak and twin brother, Joseph
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday in
St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Joseph Lagor as celebrant.
Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Memorial
Chapel at 99 Summer St., in Springfield with a prayer service held at 7
Fredrick Taylor, 60
PROCTORSVILLE -- Fredrick Ernest Taylor, 60, died Tuesday (April 22,
1997) at his home.
Mr. Taylor enjoyed camping, playing cards and restoring old vehicles.
He was born in Danbury, Conn., on Nov. 7, 1936, the son of Edward and
Jesse (French) Taylor.
Survivors include three daughters, June Bergman of New Fairfield, Conn.,
Elizabeth Fernald of Wallingford, Vt., and Jody Cobb of Claremont; four
brothers, Richard Taylor, Walter Taylor, Donald Taylor and Howard Taylor,
all of Connecticut; seven grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and
He was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Adams-Gendron
Funeral Home at 12 Meadow St., in Ludlow.
Burial will be at a later date.
Visiting hours are at noon Thursday, prior to the service, at the funeral
Memorial contributions may be made to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical
Center, in care of Michelle Clark, Development Office, Attention Cardiac
Surgery Donations, 1 Medical Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756.
George Wyman, 70
PROCTORSVILLE -- George D. Wyman, 70, died Wednesday (April 23, 1997)
at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
Mr. Wyman had been a spinner for Gay Brothers Mill in Cavendish for
many years and had worked for General Electric for more than 21 years until
retirement in 1972.
During World War II, from: 1945 to 1946, he served in the I Air Force.
He was a member of the Ballard Hobart American Legion Post No. 36 in
Mr. Wyman belonged to the, N.R.A.
He was born in Proctorsville on July 1, 1926, the son of Wilbur and
Eliza (Sheldon) Wyman.
Mr. Wyman received his education in Proctorsville.
On Oct. 1, 1949, he married Ella Stevens in Chester.
Survivors include his wife, Ella Wyman of Proctorsville; and several
nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by three brothers, Royal, Robert and Glen; and one
sister, Ruth Morrill.
There are no services or calling hours.
Burial will be at a later date in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Proctorsville
with the Rev. Jane Buswell officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Davids House, P.O. Box 660,
Lebanon, N.H. 03766.
The Adams-Gendron Funeral Home of Ludlow is handling the arrangements.
Gilman Ellis, 86
ALSTEAD -- Gilman Oliver Ellis, 86, of Route 12A, died Tuesday (April
22, 1997) at his home.
He had been an area resident for most of his life.
Mr. Ellis had worked in farming, carpentry, for Frank Whitcomb Construction
and retired from Bryants Chuck and Grinder of Springfield. After retirement
he did custom tractor work, mowing, plowing, rota-tilling and logging.
He was a 50-year member of the St. Paul's Masonic Lodge of Langdon
having served as past master and had also served as grand steward for the
State Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Scotish Rite and the Eastern
Mr. Ellis was a 50-year member of the Warren Pond Grange in Alstead.
He was a member of the N.R.A. and a Boy Scout Master.
Mr. Ellis served his community as a Trustee of Trust Funds, Tax Collector
and he served on the Alstead School Board.
Mr. Ellis was a member of the United Church of Acworth.
He was born in Grafton, Vt., on July 31, 1910, the son of Wesley and
Lucy (Pratt) Ellis.
Mr. Ellis attended schools in Saxtons River, Athens, Bellows Falls
On April 13, 1931, he married Grace Sadler in Amenia, N.Y.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Ellis; one son, Harold E. Ellis of
Scarborough, Maine; one daughter, Joyce Bascom of North Greenbush, N.Y.;
two sisters, Alma Wentworth of Vernon, Vt., and Pauline Crosby of Alstead;
four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews.
A memorial funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Acworth
Church (church on the hill) in Acworth.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Alstead.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Fenton & Hennessey
Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St., in Bellows Falls with a Masonic service
to be held at 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: Masonic Home,
Manchester, N.H. 03101; or to: The Shriners Hospital, Springfield, Mass.;
or to; The Salvation Army, Keene, N.H. 03431; or to the charity of one's
Harold 'Bud' Armis, 75
NASHUA, N.H. -- Harold "Bud" E. Armis, 75, of Lincoln Avenue, died
Sunday (April 20, 1997) in a local nursing home.
Mr. Armis had been a Nashua resident for many years.
He was employed by Donald Henderson, C.P.A., and Henderson and Tully
for 40 years.
Mr. Armis, after completing school, entered the Navy as a Sea Bee in
the U.S. Naval Construction Battalion, serving in Okinawa during World
War II. After completing four years in the service he settled in Nashua.
He was a member of the James E. Coffey Post No. 3 American Legion.
Fraternally, he was a member of Rising Sun Lodge No. 39 F.&A.M.
of Nashua since 1948, and served as treasurer from 1974 until 1997. He
was recently elected an Honary Past Master of Rising Sun Lodge.
He also held membership in the Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Nashua,
since 1951 and served as treasurer of Aaron P.
Huges Lodge of Perfection, Oriental Council of Princes of Jerusalem
and St. George Chapter of Rose Croix from 1960 to the present. He had been
serving as chairman of the Finance Committee of the N.H. Council of Deliberation
of the Scottish Rites. He was also a member of the N.H. Consistory, 32nd
Mr. Armis was a Morgan Horse enthusiast and was treasurer of the New
Hampshire Horse and Trail for many years, as well as manager of its horse
show. He was president of the Granite State Morgan Horse Society and was
manager of its horse show as well Additionally, he was the treasurer of
the New England Morgan Horse Association for many years.
He was an active member of The Church of the Good Shepherd for more
than 50 years as well as serving as its treasurer.
Mr. Armis was a member of the Nashua Historical Society.
He was a charter member of the Actorsingers.
Mr. Armis was a member of the National Republican Party.
He was born in Colebrook, N.H., on June 19, 1921, the son of Harold
and Marion (Ramsey) Armis.
Mr. Armis was a graduate of Colebrook Academy and Plymouth State Teachers
Survivors include one daughter, Linda M. Armis of Nashua; three sisters,
Elizabeth Bascom of Charlestown, Annette Dearborn of Cumberland, Maine
and Dorothy Kosacz of Providence, R.I.; also several nieces, nephews and
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in The Church of
the Good Shepherd at 214 Main St., in Nashua with the Rev. Dr. Robert W.
Odierna, rector, and the Rev. Jacqueline McGrady, associate rector, officiating.
Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery in Nashua.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel
of Memories of the Davis Funeral: Home at One Lock Street in Nashua.
Memorial donations may be made to: The Church of the Good Shepherd,
Book of Rememberance, 214 Main St., Nashua, N.H. 03060; or to: Leukemia
Society of America, 600 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016.
Hazel Millay, 76
CLAREMONT -- Hazel B. Millay, 76, died Saturday (April 19, 1997) at
Integrated Health Services in Claremont after a long illness.
Mrs. Millay was a former longtime Springfield resident having moved
there in 1942 from Natchez, Miss.
She was a member of the Christadelphian Church of Springfield.
Mrs. Millay enjoyed being a homemaker along with crocheting, gardening,
reading her Bible and caring for her animals.
She was born in Natchez on April 27, 1920, the daughter of Oscar T.
and Lizzie A. (Downard) Seyfarth.
Mrs. Millay attended schools in Natchez.
On Feb. 27, 1942, she married Omar A. Austin. On Oct. 14, 1943, he
was killed in action in Asia. On July 8, 1949, she married Archie E. Millay.
He died on April 23, 1980.
Survivors include two sons, Omar A. Austin of Chester and Everett A.
Millay of Wilder, Vt.; one daughter, Evelyn Page of Unity; three sisters,
Dora Summerell of Baton Rouge, La., Julia Shackleford of Baltimore, Md.,
and Mary Jacks of Meadville, Mo.; two brothers, Huey Seyfarth of Houston,
Texas, and Oscar Seyfarth of Chattanooga, Okla.; five grandchildren; four
greatgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was also predeceased by 10 brothers and sisters.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oakland Cemetery
There will be no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation or the charity
of one's choice in lieu of flowers.
The Davis Memorial Chapel of Springfield is handling the arrangements.
Isabelle Kline, 85
SPRINGFIELD -- Isabelle F. Kline, 85, formerly of Park Street, died
Friday (April 18, 1997) at the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation
Center after a long illness.
Mrs. Kline had made her home in Springfield since 1985 and had previously
resided in Rochester, N.Y., for most of her life.
Mrs. Kline had been employed for many years at the Taylor Instrument
Co. in Rochester.
She was born in Geneseo, N.Y., on Dec. 12, 1912, the daughter of Albert
and Margaret Fanning.
Mrs. Kline attended schools in Rochester.
Survivors include one son, Jack H. Porter of Springfield; one brother,
Harry Fanning of Webster, N.Y.; three sisters, Catherine Strainer and Effie
Simpson, both of Rochester, and Jean Stundtner of Corning, N.Y.; five grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Kline in 1965; five brothers,
Albert. Fanning, Austin Fanning, Robert Fanning, James Fanning and William
Fanning; one sister, Betty Janeson; and one granddaughter, Michelle Porter.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Burial will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery in Springfield.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to the Miehelle M. Porter Scholarship
Fund in care of Connecticut River National Bank, River Street, Springfield,
Vt. 05156, or to the charity of one's choice.
The Davis Memorial Chapel of 99 Summer St., Springfield, is handling
James Alafat, 57
ORLANDO, Fla. -- James Gary Alafat, 57, died Thursday (April 17, 1997)
at his home from cancer.
Mr. Alafat was a former Lebanon, N.H., resident.
Mr. Alafat had worked with his parents in their restaurant, the old
Landers Restaurant, on Mill Street until it was destroyed in the Lebanon
The family rebuilt the restaurant on Route 120 in Lebanon.
He continued to work there, and was a part-owner, until it was sold
in 1988. For the past six years, he and his wife owned and operated a custom
framing business in Orlando.
He was a member and past chairman of the Lebanon Planning Board.
Mr. Alafat had been a member of the Lebanon Lodge of Elks for more
than 80 years.
He was an avid skier and golfer.
Mr. Alafat was a member of the Quechee Lakes Golf Club for many years.
He was born in Hanover, N.H., on May 2, 1939, the son of Michael and
Elizabeth (Raymond) Alafat.
Mr. Alafat was a 1957 graduate of Lebanon High School and received
his bachelor's degree of science from the University of New Hampshire in
Survivors include his wife, Ellen (Gauthier) Alafat of Orlando; one
son, James Gary Alafat II of Coral Springs, Fla.; one daughter, Kathryn
McEleney of Charlotte, N.C.; two brothers, Richard Alafat of Lebanon and
Michael Alafat of Meriden; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one son, Douglas Alafat, in 1985.
Funeral services and calling hours will be announced at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Douglas Alafat
Memorial Ski Foundation, in care of Mascoma Savings Bank, Attention Thelma
Adams, P.O. Box 435, Lebanon, N.H. 03766.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Ricker Funeral
Home at 56 School St. in Lebanon.
Janet Attridge, 47
RYE, N.H. -- Janet Irene Attridge, 47, died Sunday (April 20, 1997)
from cancer at her home.
Ms. Attridge was a nurse and had been employed by the Portsmouth (N.H.)
Regional Hospital and taught nursing at the Portsmouth Voc-Tech College.
She was also a school nurse for the Oyster River School District and had
worked as a tax preparer at H&R Block and at Brewster, Colburn, Ouelett
and Bridge in Hampton, N.H.
Ms. Attridge had been a volunteer at the Rye Elementary School.
She was born in Springfield on Oct. 23, 1949, the daughter of Gerry
and Rebecca (Saftord) Attridge.
Ms. Attridge graduated from Colby Junior College and from the nursing
school at the University of Northern Colorado.
Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Alex Herlihy; her mother;
one son, Colin of Rye; one daughter, Deidre of Rye; two sisters, Chris
Attridge of Hebron, N.H., and Judi Priestly of Springfield; three nieces
and two nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Unitarian
Universalist Church at 292 State St., in Portsmouth.
An open house will be held immediately after the service at the family
home and friends are respectfully invited.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: Seacoast
Hospice, 10 Hampton Road, Exeter, N.H. 03833; or to: Salvation Army Soup
Kitchen, 15 Middle St., Portsmouth, N.H. 03801; or to: Crossroads House,
600 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, N.H. 03801; or to: American Cancer Society,
in care of Betty Young, 15 Fuller Lane, Exeter, N.H. 03833.
The Remick and Gendron Funeral Home of Hampton assisted with the arrangements.
Lawrence Martin, 75
BELLOWS FALLS -- Law- rence J. Martin, 75, of South Street, died Thursday
(April 17, 19971 at Springfield Hospi Mr. Martin had worked for Woodland
Tool Ca. in Connecticut, Highgate, Vt., and Bellows Falls. He also worked
for Rockingham Memorial Hospital and retired from Buffum's Supermarket.
Mr. Martin had served in the Army.
He was born in Highgate on Dec. 14, 1921, the son of George and Bessie
(Campbell) Martin Sr.
Survivors include his companion, Thelma Fairbanks of Bellows Falls;
one son, Lawrence J. Martin of Waterbury, Conn.; five daughters, Lori Fairbanks,
Laurie Martin and Michelle Fairbanks, all of Bellows Falls, Elizabeth Sheehan
of Waterbury, Conn., and Carol Newell of Sweet Valley, Pa.; three stepsons,
Robert Fairbanks and Jay Dunn, both of Springfield, and Frank Fairbanks
of Bellows Falls; three brothers, Robert, Albert and George Martin Jr.,
all of Highgate; and 17 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one infant son and two sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. April 26 in the Fenton &
Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
There will be no visiting hours.
Leon Hammell, 65
NEWPORT -- Leon C. Hammell, 65, of Whipple Road, died Thursday (April
17, 1997) at his home.
He had been a Newport area resident for many years.
Mr. Hammell was a self-employed painter prior to his retirement.
During the Korean War he served in the Army as a medic.
Mr. Hammell was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was born in Laconia, N.H., on Jan. 20, 1982, the son of Leon C.
Hammell Sr. and Helen (Foote) Hammell Vique.
Mr. Hammell attended Laconia schools.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Martha Guerin of Newport; three
daughters, Mitzi Reeder of Houston, Texas, Mary Wilson of Jacksonville,
Fla., and Monica Barbour of Grand Bay, Ala.; five sons, Michael Hammell
and Brian Hammell, both of Concord, N.H., Leon Hammell III, stationed in
Las Vegas, Nev., Terry Hammell of Boscawen, N.H., and Steven Hammell of
Houston; seven stepdaughters, Deborah Guerin of Sunapee, Pamela Watson
of Newport, Cheryle Guerin of Concord, Tina Guerin of Manchester, N.H.,
Robin Watching of Hartland, Karen Garnett of Arizona and Amy Guerin of
Franklin, N.H.; one stepson, Fred Guerin Jr. o Manchester; two brothers,
Arnold Hammell of North Car olina and Wayne Hammell o Penacook, N.H.; three
sisters, Nancy Champigny of Bow, N.H., Linda Perkins of Boscawen, N.H.,
and Beverly Tonkins of Canterbury, N.H; 34 grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Newton-Bartlett
Funeral Home at 42 Main St. in Newport with the Rev. Joseph Mahoney officiating.
Visiting is for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Margaret Brehme, 62
SPRINGFIELD -- Margaret W. Brehme, 62, of Curtis Street, died Friday
(April 18, 1997) at her home after a long illness.
She had resided from 1957 to 1970 in Grafton, Mass., but had otherwise
been an area resident for most of her life.
Mrs. Brehme was formerly employed at Maguire's Drugstore for many years
and later worked in the cafeteria at Elm Hill School in Springfield for
several years. She co-awned with her husband Brehme Special Products, a
business they operated out of their home.
Mrs. Brehme was a 25-year member of the Springfield Quota Club.
She was born in Williamsville, Vt., on Sept. 2, 1934, the daughter
of Marshall and Helen (Warren) Willard.
Mrs. Brehme attended schools in Springfield and was a graduate of Springfield
High SchooL Survivors include two sons, Andrew J. Brehme of North Grafton,
Mass., and Jeffrey W.
Brehme of Springfield; two brothers, James Willard of Anaheim, Calif.,
and Roger Willard of Stafford Springs, Conn.; four grandchildren; and several
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roger Brehme in 1992.
A graveside funeral service will be held at noon May 16 at the Oakland
Cemetery with the Rev. Peter V. Marsden, pastor of the First Congregational
There will be no visiting hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Visting Nurses Association
of Southeastern Vermont or to the Springfield Area Hospice, 366 River St.,
Springfield, Vt. 05156.
The Davis Memorial Chapel of 99 Summer St. in Springield is handling
Morris Nelson, 80
WALPOLE -- Morris J.N elson, 80, died Saturday April 19, 1997) at the
Brattleboro (Vt.) Hospital.
Mr. Nelson, raised in Walpole, had resided in Charlestown, Mass. for
40 years and recently returned to Walpole.
He had worked in a shoe, factory for 20 years.
Mr. Nelson was a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge
No. 527 in Bellows Falls.
He was born in Athol, Mass., on Aug, 11, 1916, the son of James M.
and Carrie (Smith) Nelson.
Mr. Nelson attended schools in Walpole and was a 1934 graduate of Walpole
Survivors include one brother, James Nelson of Walpole; and one sister,
Miona Hall of Walpole.
He was predeceased by his wife, Florence (Sweeney) Nelson, who he married
in Boston, Mass.; and two brothers, Donald Nelson and Carlton Nelson.
A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date in the Walpole
Cemetery to be announced.
There will be no visiting hours.
The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Olga Clow, 82
CLAREMONT -- Olga S. Clow, 82, of Hillside Terrace, died Wednesday
(April 23, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
Funeral arrangements are pending with Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan
St., in Claremont and will be announced in the Friday edition of the Eagle
Phyllis Trubiano, 71
KEENE, N.H. -- Phyllis P. Trubiano, 71, of Birch Street, died Monday
(April 21, 1997) in her home after a long illness.
A Charlestown native she had moved to Keene 50 years ago.
Mrs. Trubiano had worked at: the Markem Corp. for 23 years before her
Mrs. Trubiano was a member of St. Bernard's Church in Keene.
She was born in Charlestown on July 8, 1925, the daughter of Charles
and Lucina (Pickering) Putnam.
Mrs. Trubiano was a graduate of Stevens High School.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, John Trubiano Sr. of Keene;
two sons, John B. Trubiano Jr. of Keene and Tony D. Trubiano of Bedford,
N.H.; six grandchildren; one sister, Lois Caisse of Coventry, Conn.; also
nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial; will be celebrated at 11 a.m.
Thursday in St. Bernard's Church at 185 Main St. in Keene.
Burial will be private in St. Joseph Cemetery in Keene.
Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Foley Funeral
Home at 49 Court St., in Keene.
Memorial donations may be made to Home Health Care, Hospice and Community,
P.O. Box 564, Keene, N.H. 03431.
Ralph Sumner, 56
BROADBROOK, Conn. -Ralph W. Sumner, 56, formerly of Randolph, Vt.,
died Saturday (April 19, 1997) in Manchester, Conn.
He also had a camp in Braintree, Vt.
Mr. Sumner had worked for Jones & Lamson in Springfield and most
recently had been employed as a programming engineer for Sikorski Aircraft
at the Butler Service Group.
Mr. Sumner enjoyed water skiing, boating, fishing and hunting.
He was born in Randolph, on Feb. 21, 1941, the son of Wayne and Julia
"Ginger" (Hunterl Sumner.
Mr. Sumner attended schools in Randolph and Springfield.
On July 15, 1988, he married Sandra Duval in Braintree.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Sumner; his parents of Springfield;
four daughters, Kay Chase of Naples, Fla., Rae Kangas of Wolcott, Conn.,
Suzette Tinney of Claremont and Nanette Sumner of Waterbury, Conn.; one
stepdaughter, Amy Driscoll of East Bethel; one stepson, David St. Pierre
of Broadbrook; one brother, Donald Sumner of Randolph; and 12 grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one brother, Ronald Sumner.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Day Funeral
Home in Randolph with the Rev. Kathy Eddy officiating.
Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Randolph.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Rev. F. Lauren Flewelling, 56
STERLING, Mass. -- Word has been received that the Rev. F. Lauren Flewelling,
56, a former Grantham resident, died April 2, 1997, at his home.
Rev. Flewelling moved at 8 years old, with his family, from Baldwinville,
N.Y., to Grantham when they purchased Sherwood Forest in North Grantham.
In high school he was a member of the band and chorus, member and president
of the Booster Club and editor of the senior yearbook.
The Rev. Flewelling was ordained to the diaconate in June 1965, at
St, Paul's Church in Concord, N.H., and to the priesthood in December of
that same year at St. Andrew's Church, where he had been called to serve.
In 1967, he returned to Grantham for the Aug. 20th bicentennial service
at the United Methodist Church.
He was born in Oceanside, Calif., on Jan. 26, 1941, the son of Kenneth
Hallam and Ramona (Bentley) Flewelling.
Rev. Flewelling attended the one-room school in North Grantham and
the Grantham Village School and was a 1958 graduate as the valedictorian
of Lebanon High School.
Following graduation he attended the first summer program of advanced
studies at St. Paul's School in Concord.
In 1958, he entered Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he was
a member of the Kappa Delta Rho fraternity and earned a liberal arts degree.
He prepared for the ministry at Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge,
Mass., with field work at St. John's Church in Roxbury, Mass., the Philadelphia
State Hospital and St. Andrew's Church in Framingham, Mass.
Survivors include one daughter, Heather Lee Flewelling of Boston; one
son, Andrew Dixon Flewelling of Newton, Mass.; his mother, Ramona B. Flewelling
of Concord; two brothers, J. David Flewelling of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.,
and Bruce K. Flewelling of Rochester, Vt.; nieces and nephews; his former
wife, Rebecca Shellman Flewelling of Connecticut; and his friend, John
J. McSweeney of Sterling, Mass.
A memorial service was held on April 7 in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
in Wellesley, Mass., with the Right Rev. Barbara C. Harris, SufFragan Bishop
of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and the Rev. Addison C. Hall,
Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Rev. F. Lauren Flewelling
Memorial Fund for HIV-AIDS Services at the University of Massachusetts
Medical Center, in care of Sarah Cheeseman, M.D., Development Once, 55
Lake Ave., North Worcester, Mass. 01655.
Thomas Hubert Sr., 74
NEWPORT -- Thomas H. Hubert Sr., 74, of Cheney Street, died Friday
(April 18, 1997) at New London Hospital.
Mr. Hubert was raised in Germany. In 1953 he came to the United States
and settled in New York. He lived in Oakdale, N.Y., from 1965 until moving
to Newport in 1972.
He had owned several businesses in New York, and in Newport he bought
Hirsch's 5 & 10 Cents Store, which was onMain Street where the Sullivan
County building is now. He started Hubert's Clothing Store, which bears
the family name, and retired in 1985.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Mr. Hubert was a longtime member of the John H. Cain Golf Club and
an avid outdoorsman.
He was born in Wykauf Foehr, Germany, on July 12, 1922, the son of
John and Frieda (Jannsen) Hubert.
Mr. Hubert received his education in Germany.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Hannelore (Lewandowski) Hubert
of Newport; three daughters, Rita Hubert of New Hyde Park, N.Y., Heide
Hubert Menard of Sunapee and Monika Shannon of Washington, D.C.; two sons,
Guenter Hubert of Newport and Thomas H. Hubert Jr. of Newport; eight grandchildren;
and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his first wife, Rita (Nagel) Hubert; two infant
daughters; one brother, Gunter Hubert, and an infant brother.
Funeral services and burial will be April 29 in Germany.
Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the NewtonBartlett
Funeral Home at 42 Main St. in Newport with a brief prayer service at 8:30
p.m. with the Rev. Thomas Shanklin officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: American Diabetes
Association, 104 Middle St., Manchester, N.H. 03010; or to: Alzheimer's
Disease Research, 15825 Shady Grove Road, Suite 140, Rockville, Md. 02850.