Carl Berg, 68
HILLSBOROUGH, N.H. -Carl Henry Berg, 68, died Saturday (May 17, 1997)
at the Hillsborough Nursing Home.
He had been a Unity and Claremont resident for many years.
Mr. Berg was a plumber and furnace repairman. He was last employed
by the Notre Dame College in Manchester.
He was a former member of the Unity Grange.
Mr. Berg was active in 4-H in his youth.
He was born in Claremont on June 3, 1929, the son of Charles H. and
Ruth L. (Hall) Berg.
Mr. Berg attended schools in Unity and Stevens High School in Claremont.
Survivors include three sons, Bruce, Bradley and Carlton; one daughter,
Bonnie; several grandchildren; two sisters, Pearl Verrill and Hazel Gibson,
both of West Unity; also cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one daughter in 1968.
Funeral services will be private at a later date.
Charles 'Ed' LeClair, 84
LUDLOW -- Charles "Ed" LeClair, 84, died Saturday (May 17, 1997) at
the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow.
Mr. LeClair owned and operated LeClair's Variety Store in Ludlow for
He was a member of the Church of Annunciation and the Knights of Columbus,
both of Ludlow.
Mr. LeClair was an avid golfer and enjoyed coffee hour at Mr. B's in
He was born in Boston, Mass., on Dec. 12, 1912, the son of Charles
and Mary (Kane) LeClair.
He received his education at Mount St. Joseph Academy in Rutland, Vt.,
graduating in 1930.
In 1936, he married Florence Spaulding in Ludlow. She died in 1993.
Survivors include one son, Thomas LeClair of Cincinnati, Ohio; three
grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was also predeceased by two sisters, Louise Wall and Ethel Clifford.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of
Annuciation with the Rev. James Lawrence officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 tonight at the Adams-Gendron Funeral
Home in Ludlow.
Dennis Guerrin, 39
NEWPORT -- Dennis J.
Guerrin, 39, of Myrtle Street, died Saturday (May 17, 1997) as a result
of a boating accident on Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H.
He had been a ClaremontNewport area resident for most of his life.
He was employed at Arlington Sample Book Co. of Newport for several
years and for Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. for 10 years.
He was born in Brattleboro, Vt., on March 3, 1958, the son of George
and Margaret (Franklin) Guerrin.
Mr. Guerrin attended school in Claremont and was a Stevens High School
Survivors include one son, Dennis Guerrin Jr. of Newport; two brothers,
Patrick Guerrin of Bedford, N.H., and Jeff Guerrin of Claremont; one sister,
Rose Claire of Claremont; his fiancee, Dora Eitapence and her two sons,
Shawn and Jason; also several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Newton-Bartlett
Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport with the Rev. David Snell officiating.
Visiting will be for one hour prior to the service.
Dorothy Raymond, 64
FAIRLEE, Vt. -- Dorothy Joan Raymond, 64, died Thursday (May 22, 1997)
at the Alice Peck Day Extended Care in Lebanon, N.H.
She had been a Lebanon resident for most of her life. In 1989, she
and her husband retired to Fairlee.
Mrs. Raymond was employed as a seamstress at H.W. Carter & Sons
in Lebanon and later at Gilberte Interiors of Hanover, N.H.
She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Lebanon, where
she served as a trustee, taught Sunday school, belonged to the Women's
Fellowship Group and was the Sunshine Committee Chairman.
Mrs. Raymond had also been a Cub Scout den mother and a member of the
Lebanon Women's Bowling League.
She was a member of the Twin State Squares, Twin State Trail Busters
Snowmobile Club and the Model A Ford Club of America.
She enjoyed gardening, food preserving, sewing and making clothes for
her family, cross country skiing and creating patterns on her knitting
Mrs. Raymond made most important in her life her family and home, which
was always open for meals and fellowship.
She was born in Hanover on Nov. 4, 1932, the daughter of Parker K.
Cole and Olive T. Gardner.
Mrs. Raymond was a 1950 graduate of Lebanon High School.
On Dec. 8, 1950, she married Lloyd E. Raymond.
Survivors include her husband of Fairlee; one son, Steve Raymond of
Lebanon; four daughters, Barbara Merchand of Lebanon, Lois Kenyon of Meriden,
Betsy Cheney of West Canaan and Annette Mesler of Depew, N.Y.; three brothers,
Arthur Cole of Rye, N.H., Alden Cole of Stamford, Conn., and Walter Cole
of West Lebanon; three sisters including her twin, Carolyn Spencer of Groton,
Vt., Muriel Cole of West Canaan, N.H., and Sheila Dessert of Lebanon; nine
grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one sister, Elizabeth Cole.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist
Church in Lebanon with the Rev. Dale Edwards, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery in Lebanon with a reception
in Kilburn Hall at the church following the interment.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Ricker Funeral Home
Memorial donations may be made to: Alice Peck Day Extended Care, 125
Mascoma St., Lebanon, N.H. 03766; First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 331, Lebanon,
N.H. 03766; or to: Kidney Foundation of New Hampshire, 1 Tremont St., Claremont,
Ernest Eddy, 82
CHESTER -- Ernest Raymond Eddy, 82, died Sunday (May 11, 1997) at the
Mr. Eddy had worked for Green Mountain Log Cabins in Chester and in
the woods cutting logs for many years. He had worked for several area sawmills
Sawmill. He also worked for McKenzie Construction for several years.
During World War II, he served in the Army.
He was a member of the Robert L. Johnson V.F.W. Post No. 771 in Springfield
and the American Legion Post No. 67 in Chester.
Mr. Eddy enjoyed hunting and divas an avid Red Sox fan.
He was born in Windham, Vt., on Aug. 22, 1914, a son of Ernest and
Mary Anne (Rawson) Eddy.
Mr. Eddy attended school in Bristol, Conn.
Survivors include one brother, Leonard Eddy of Chester; one sister,
Caroline Patnode of Greenfield, Mass.; two nieces and two nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Windham
Center Cemetery with the Chaplin John "Gramp" Spaulding, American Legion
Post No. 67 in Chester, officiating.
Visiting hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Adams-Gendron
Funeral Home in Chester.
Memorial donations may be made to: Visiting Nurse Association, 366
River St., Springfield, Vt. 05156; or to: Chester Ambulance Squad, Box
370, Chester, Vt. 05143.
Ernestine Hanks, 92
WINDSOR -- Ernestine F.
Hanks, 92, passed away Saturday morning (May 17, 1997) at the McCoy
Home for the Elderly in Newport.
She lived and went to school in Plainfield and lived and worked in
Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband for a number of years before they returned
to live in Plainfield, Claremont and Windsor. They retired to Lehigh Acres,
Fla. In 1991, Mrs. Hanks moved back to New England after Mr. Hanks passed
Mrs. Hanks graduated from Kimball Union Academy in Meriden.
She was born on March 25, 1905, in Plainfield, the daughter of Ernest
and Eleanor (Donaughue) Hill.
She married Charles H. Hanks.
Survivors include nieces and nephews, including Yvonne Gobin and Vera
MacLeay, both of Plainfield, Joseph Meyette of Cornish and John Meyette
After cremation, funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, June 11, at the Plainfield Cemetery in Plainfield with the
Rev. Suellen Leugers, pastor of the Plainfield Community Church officiating.
The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is in charge of arrangements.
Esther Papps, 89
CLAREMONT -- Esther I.
Papps, 89, of Dane Avenue, died Sunday (May 18, 1997) at the Mt. Ascutney
Hospital in Windsor after a long illness.
She had been a Claremont resident for more than 60 years and lived
in New London, N.H., for almost 30 years.
Mrs. Papps was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church and a
member of the King's Daughters and Sons and Philathea Class.
She was also a member of the Home Demonstration Club.
Mrs. Papps was a member of bowling leagues in Claremont and Florida.
She was born in Claremont on Sept. 30, 1907, the daughter of Charles
Austin and Carrie Augusta (Davis) Hurd.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Theodore W. (Patricia Joan) Hopkins
of Claremont and Mrs. Malcolm F.
(Carolyn Mae) MacDonald of Surry, N.H.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;
one sister, Mrs.
Arthur E. (Ida Josephine) Gibson of Windsor; and several nieces and
She was predeceased by her husband, Clyde Earl Papps in 1990.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Stringer
Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont with the Rev. Kevin P. Cross,
pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to: Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health
Center, County Road, RR 1, Box 6, Windsor, Vt. 05089; or to: First Baptist
Church, P.O. Box 1036, Claremont, N.H. 03743.
Evelyn Barden, 88
WINDSOR -- Evelyn F. (Gaynor) Barden, 88, died Fri.day (May 16, 1997)
at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor.
She had resided in Windsor since 1940.
Mrs. Barden was a teacher and in her earlier years she taught for a
few years in Brattleboro, Vt., and Duxbury, Vt., schools. Later she did
substitute teaching in Windsor schools for several years and in 1966, became
a full-time teacher at the State Street School in Windsor after the death
of her first husband until her retirement in 1974.
She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor.
Mrs. Barden was a member of the Vermont Retired Teachers Association.
She was born in Waterbury, Vt., on Jan. 9, 1909, the daughter of William
and Lillian (Ather) Shontelle.
Mrs. Barden was a 1926 graduate of Waterbury High School and a 1930
graduate of Trinity College in Burlington, Vt.
On Sept. 30, 1940, she married John P. Gaynor in Waterbury. He died
in 1966. On Aug. 4, 1974, she married Donald Barden in Windsor.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Barden of Windsor; two sons,
William J. Gaynor of Cambridge, Mass., and Michael J. Gaynor of Lynn, Mass.;
one daughter, Mary E. Cassela of Essex Junction, Vt.; five grandchildren;
one stepson, Daniel P. Barden of San Diego, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Janet
T. Vicars of Kernersville, N.C.; and one stepgranddaughter.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor with the Rev.
Robert J. Campbell, pastor, officiating.
Committal services will be held at 2 p.m. at the Holy Cross Cemetery
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Knight Funeral Home
Memorial donations may be made in lieu of fiowers to St. Francis of
Assisi Church, 309 Union St., Windsor, Vt. 05189.
Florence Fitcheti, 71
SPRINGFIELD -- Florence Emily Fitchett, 71, of Mineral Street, died
Wednesday (May 21, 1997) in Springfield Hospital after a brief illness.
She moved to Vermont in the mid-1940s.
Mrs. Fitchett was a member of the Robert L. Johnson Post No. 771, V.F.W.
Ladies Auxiliary, where she held many offices both locally and in the district.
She was born in Canton, Ohio, on Oct. 15, 1925, the daughter of Frank
and Alice (Snowberger) Hudgin.
Mrs. Fitchett attended school in Ohio.
On Dec. 24, 1946, she married Herbert C. Fitchett in Littleton, N.H.
He died in 1983.
Survivors include two sons, Mare Fitchett of Irving, Texas, and Christopher
Fitchett of Claremont; four daughters, Sandra Longval and Ruth-Ann Perkins,
both of Goffstown,, N.H., Penny Abbott of Springfield and Karen Lawrence
of Rutland, Vt.; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was also predeceased by one sister, Ruth Reemsnyder.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Davis Memorial
Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield with the Rev. Peter V. Marsden,
pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the West Newbury Cemetery in Newbury, Vt., at a later
Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 tonight at the chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses of Southeastern
Vermont, 366 River St., Springfield, Vt. 05156.
WEST CHESTERFIELD, N.H. -- Gladys I. Lyon, 75, died Monday (May 19,
1997) at Brattleboro (Vt.) Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Lyon was a dietician at Rockingham Memorial Hospital until her
retirement in 1976.
She was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Mrs. Lyon was a loving mother and grandmother.
She was born in Pittsfield, Mass., on June 29, 1921, the daughter of
Francis and Ardell (Nichols) Ayers.
On July 2, 1938, she married Walter Lyon in Montpelier, Vt.
He died in 1977.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara Lyon of Saxtons River, Susan
Niles of Brattleboro, Mamie Kelly of Hinsdale, N.H., and Holly Lyon-Gideos
of Chesterfield; two sisters, Virginia Stevens of Kensington, Conn., and
Louise Ayers of Fairlee, Vt.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Fenton &
Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls.
Burial will follow in the Immanuel Cemetery.
Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home.
Haven Wood, 71
CHARLESTOWN -- Haven H. "Johnny Red Sox" Wood, 71, died Wednesday (May
21, 1997) at his home.
Mr. Wood worked as a logger and farmer in the Bethel, Vt., area. Later
he worked at Robertson Paper Mill in Bellows Falls and also for Hanoford
He was a member of Post No. 37 American Legion of Bellows Falls.
Mr. Wood was also a member of the Moose Lodge No. 527 and the Polish
American Club, both of Bellows Falls.
He was born in Bethel on July 31, 1925, the son of Allen and Anna (Russ)
Survivors include three brothers, Clifford Wood of Cincinnati, Ohio,
Oren Wood of Corinth, Vt., and Carroll Wood of Charlestown; two sisters,
Louise Wood of Bellows Falls and Lillian Brown of Charlestown; and many
nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 8 tonight in the Fenton & Henessey
Funeral Home in Bellows Falls with the Rev. Harold Noyes officiating.
Calling hours are from 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Helena Buck, 74
MOUNT HOLLY, Vt. -Helena Mae Buck, 74, died Thursday (May 22, 1997)
at her daughter's home in Wallingford, Vt.
Originally from Windsor, she had been a Mount Holly resident for many
Mrs. Buck had been employed by Tambrands of Rutland, Vt., for 13 years
prior to her retirement in the 1980s. She was an active member and participant
of the Owls Club in Ludlow.
Mrs. Buck also enjoyed dancing, camping and swimming.
She was born in Windsor on Oct. 25, 1922, the duaghter of Fred and
Florence (Lambert) Blood.
Survivors include three daughters, Laura Balestra of Wallingford, Norma
Fletcher of Norton, Vt., and Nancy Lampher of Winthrop, N.Y.; one son,
Howard Buck of Rutland; one sister, Iverna Owens of Barre, Vt.; one brother,
Floyd Blood of Windsor; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several
nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Walter M. Buck; one son, William
H. Buck; and two sisters, Regina Blanchard and Mildred Martel.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Maple Grove
Cemetery in East Wallingford, Vt.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to the charity of one's
The Aldous Funeral Home of North Main Street in Rutland is handling
James McDermott, 82
CHESTER -- James William McDermott, 82, died Monday (May 19, 1997)
at the Stratton House in Townshend, Vt.
He had worked for the town of Rockingham Highway Department for several
years, had worked in a paper mill for several years, did some farming as
well as driving a truck, white-washed barns and eventually owned his own
Mr. McDermott was always a man who had to keep busy.
He had attended Community Christian Church in Athens, Vt.
Mr. McDermott had served on the Civil Conservation Corps.
He was born in Burke, N.Y., on June 15, 1914, the son of James and
Ruth (Lamaca) McDermott.
Mr. McDermott was raised in Malone, N.Y., and attended school in Burke.
Mr. McDermott had two previous marriages that ended in divorce.
On June 16, 1979, he married Yohanna Karison in Chester.
Survivors include his wife, Yohanna McDermott of Chester; two daughters,
Shirley Earl of Bellows Falls and Roberta Shippa of Brattleboro, Vt.; two
stepdaughters, Linda Whidden of Athens and Evelyn Trimble of Ohio; one
brother, Romie of Malone, N.Y.; one sister, Annie Perry of Norwood, N.Y.;
seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews
He was predeceased by one brother, Archie; three daughters; two grandsons;
and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Adams-Gendron
Funeral Home on Main Street in Chester with the Rev. Harold Noyes officiating.
Burial will be in Rockingham Meeting House Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Community
Christian Church in Athens or to the Stratton House Activities Fund, Main
Street, Townshend, Vt. 05353.
Josephine Rogenski, 94
BELLOWS FALLS -Josephine Rogenski, 94, died Thursday (May 15, 1997)
at the McGirr Funeral Home in Bellows Falls.
She had been a lifelong Bellows Falls resident.
Mrs. Rogenski was employed in her early years by the Woolen Mill in
Saxtons River and after she was married, by the Shoe Shop and by LeCuyer,
both of Bellows Falls.
She was among the first children who received First Communion at the
Sacred Heart in Bellows Falls.
She was a member of the St. Bronislawa Society and the Sacred Heart
Mrs. Rogenski was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in
She was born in Bellows Falls on May 19, 1902, the daughter of John
and Bronislawa Golec.
Mrs. Rogenski attended St. Charles School in Bellows Falls.
In 1917, she married Anthony Rogenski in Bellows Falls.
Survivors include two sons, Anthony Rogenski and Richard Rogenski,
both of Saxtons River; two daughters, Pauline Kabara and Virginia Frenette,
both of Bellows Falls; one brother, Clarence Golec of Bellows Falls; one
sister, Mary Bashaw of Bellows Falls; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren;
several greatgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by one son, Leon Rogenski; four brothers, Albert,
William, Stanley and Charles; and one sister, Anna Morse.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the Sacred Heart Church
in Bellows Falls.
Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Bellows Falls.
Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight in the Fenton & Hennessey
Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St., in Bellows Falls.
John Wesoja, 86
NEWPORT -- John A. Wesoja, 86, of Pine Street, died Saturday (May 17,
1997) at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport.
He had been a Newport resident for more than 50 years.
Mr. Wesoja was employed as a loom fixer at the Dorr Woolen Mill for
more than 30 years and was later employed as a carpenter for McGray and
He was born in Winooski, Vt., on Jan. 13, 1911, the son of Alexander
and Mary (Rout) Wesoja.
Mr. Wesoja attended school in Wilton, N.H.
Survivors include one son, Ray Wesoja of Lebanon, N.H.; one daughter,
Edna Peabody of Windsor; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
and several cousin, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of more than 50 years, Elna Wesoja in
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday in the NewtonBartlett Funeral
Home on Main Street in Newport with the Rev. Steve Weaver officiating.
Committal services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Visiting hours will be held for one hour prior to the service.
Memorial donations may be made Newport Senior Center, 76 South Main
St., Newport, N.H. 03773.
Julia Dubriski, 90
WINCHESTER, N.H. -Julia Dubriski, 90, of North Main Street, died Sunday
(May 18, 1997) at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H.
She had been a Winchester resident for many years before moving into
Maplewood in 1990.
Mrs. Dubriski had worked for Homestead Woolen Mills in West Swanzey,
N.H., for many years.
Mrs. Dubriski was a communicant of St. Stanislaus Church in Winchester.
She was born in North Walpole on Sept. 1, 1906, the daughter of John
and Stephanie (Sysko) Oski.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Dubriski of West- moreland;
one sister, Helen Porter of Concord, N.H.; and one brother, Alee Oski of
She was predeceased by her husband, William Dubriski.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, June 2, at St.
Stanislaus Church on Richmond Street in Winchester.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Winchester.
There are no calling hours.
The O'Connor-Carr Funeral Home in Winchester is handling the arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice in her
Justin Thomas, 2
RUTLAND, Vt. -- Justin Nicholas Thomas, 2, died suddenly Tuesday (May
20, 1997) in Atlanta, Ga.
He was born in Rutland on Oct. 26, 1994, the son of Roy and Michele
L. (Blake) Thomas.
Survivors include his parents of Rutland; one sister, Kayla M. Thomas
of Rutland; maternal grandparents, Gene and Teresa Blake of Springfield;
paternal grandparents, Wayne and Wilma Thomas of Baltimore; and several
aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grace Congregational
United Church of Christ in Rutland, Vt., with time for refreshments after
The family will greet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Grace
Congregational United Church of Christ parlor.
Memorial donations may be made to the Justin N. Thomas Memorial Fund,
in care of the Tossing Funeral Home at 39 Washington St., in Rutland, Vt.
The Tossing Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Katherine Putnam, 74
CLAREMONT -- Katherine Mary Putnam, 74, of Heritage Drive, died Sunday
(May 18, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
She had been a Claremont resident for the past two years and had previously
resided in Charlestown for nine years and Cornish for 26 years.
Mrs. Putnam had worked as a seamstess at her home and later for the
Mrs. Putnam loved gardening, crafts and birds.
She was born in Walpole on Nov. 19, 1922, the daughter of Walter and
Catherine (McNutt) Parkinson.
Mrs. Putnam was a Walpole High School graduate.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Putnam of Newport and Arthur Putnam
o Rochester, N.H.; three daughters, Mrs. Howard (Diane) Mark of Deland,
Fla., Carol Brungard of Manchester, N.H. and Mrs. Lawrence (Katherine)
Lindquest of Newburyport Mass.; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
her mother, Catherine Parkinson of St. James, Mo.; one brother, George
Parkinson of St. James; also nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Donald E. Putnam in 1985; two sons,
George Putnam in 1945 and Edward Putnam, in 1970; and one brother, Walter
Parkinson in 1996.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Stringer Funeral
Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor
of St. Joseph Church, officiating.
Interment will follow in Edminster Cemetery in Cornish.
Visiting hours are from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made in her name to Connecticut Valley Home
Care, 958 John Stark Highway, Newport, N.H. 03773.
Margarete Lohmann, 85
NEWBURY, N. H.
Margarete Lohmanq, 85, of Route 103A, died Friday (May 16, 1997) at
New London Hospital.
She had moved to New London in 1985, and had lived in Newbury with
her son and his wife for the past year.
Mrs. Lohmann had formerly owned and operated Blue Corner, an ice cream
parlor in Woodhaven, N.Y., with her husband.
She was born in Barzstedt, Germany on Nov. 12, 1911, the daughter of
Johannes and Metta (Ebelbes) Blohm.
Survivors include one son, John P. Lohmann of Newbury; three grandchildren;
six greatgrandchildren; one sister, Anni Falck of Germany; and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband, Peter Lohmann in 1974.
Services will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to David's House,
Mount Support Road, Lebanon, N.H. 03766.
The Chadwick Funeral Service of New London is handling the arrangements.
Ralph Leone, 98
SUNAPEE -- Ralph Huston Leone, 93, died Sunday (May 18, 1997) at New
In 1906, his family moved to the Sewell Leone Farm on Sleeper Road
in Sunapee, and it was during his formative years at the family farm at
the end of Nutting Road where he developed a great love for animals and
working the soil.
He was particularly proud of the 'Victory Garden" he raised for the
war effort during World War I.
He attended three of the nine original district schools including South
Sunapee, Wendell and the high school that was located where the Sherburne
Gym now stands, much of it due to the death of his mother caused by the
influenza of 1918 that necessitated the breakup of the family.
He worked as a hired hand on various farms, cut wood and lumber, worked
at Trow's Saw Mill, and spent numerous years driving teams of horses associated
with lumbering, hauling general freight and rolling snow on town roads.
In addition to working several years at Grandliden Hotel, including general
and golf course maintenance, he served as a longshoreman in New York during
World War II.
Since 1948, most of his years had been devoted to his farm on North
Road and as a general contractor in the Sunapee area.
He will be remembered as a friendly resource for many a weekend farmer.
Mr. Leone served his town as a member of the Sunapee Conservation Commission,
member of the Sunapee Planning Board and from 1985 to 1992 as a selectman.
Mr. Leone had several other interests and hobbies, which included beekeeping;
reading, relevant to agriculture and history; training oxen and difficult
horses; raising vegetables and fruits not conducive to our climate; and
teaching himself to play the piano.
He was especially delighted when he received his first pony at the
age of 77.
Mr. Leone was known on several occasions to steal an hour or two to
fish on a quiet pond or stream.
He was born in Weston, Mass., on March 20, 1904, the son of Huston
and Mabel (MacKenzie) Leone.
Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Leone of Peterborough, N.H.;
three sons, Ralph Leone of Freedom, N.H., Ronald Leone of Grantham and
Richard Leone of Sunapee; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren;
and cousins and one niece.
He was predeceased by his wife of 39 years, Hope (Johnson) Leone in
1988; one brother, Charles; and one sister, Edith.
A graveside committal service will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 1, 1997, at Eastman Cemetery in Sunapee with the Rev.
Donna Leslie officiating.
There will be no visiting hours.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to: Lake Sunapee Visiting
Nurses Association, P.O. Box 2209, New London, N.H. 03257; or to the Sunapee
FAST Squad in care of the Sunapee Fire Department, Sunapee, N.H. 03782.
The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport is handling
Reginald Jackson, 68
EAST SULLIVAN, N.H. -Reginald L. Jackson, 68, died Monday (May 19,
1997) at his home.
He had been an East Sullivan resident for most of his life.
Mr. Jackson worked for 32 years at Sprague and Carleton Inc., a furniture
manufacturer in Keene, N.H., and also worked at Whitney Bros. in Keene
and Wood Accents in Marlborough, N.H.
During the Korean War, he served in the Army.
He was born in Springfield, on March 14, 1929, the son of Lewis and
Eleanor (Jackson) Jackson.
Mr. Jackson attended schools in Keene.
Survivors include his wife, Lois (Rice) Jackson of East Sullivan; two
daughters, Sharon Perkins of East Sullivan and Jody J. Lowman of Midlothian,
Va.; one brother, Donald Jackson of Charlestown; three sisters, Geraldine
Wolhok and Dorothy Beam, both of Keene and Mariland Jackson of North Swanzey,
N.H.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and
Services were held Thursday at the Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro
St., in Keene.
Burial followed in Sullivan Center Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to: Home Healthcare,
Hospice and Community Services, 69 Island St., Keene, N.H. 03431; or to:
Kingsbury Center for Cancer Care, 580 Court St., Keene, N.H. 03431.
Reva Seaver, 83
NEWPORT -- Reva K. Seaver, 83, of Maple Street Extension died Friday
(May 16, 1997) at New London Hospital.
She had resided in Newport for more than 60 years.
Mrs. Seaver was employed at Newport Clothing Co. prior to her retirement
in 1976 an before that at the Sportwell Shoe Co. and the International
She attended school in Nashua, N.H.
She was born on Nov. 6, 1913, in Northfield, Vt., the daughter of Richard
and Maude (Richardson) LaRose.
She married Howard Seaver, who died in 1968.
Survivors include: three sons, Dennis Pariseau of Newport, Garry Seaver
of Tampa, Fla., and Bruce Pariseau of West Springfield, N.H.; two daughters,
Carol Leach of South Burlington, Vt., and Holly Avery of Newport; five
brothers, Clive LaRose of South Newfane, Vt., Galen LaRose of Lexington,
Mass., Fred Bunker of Newport, Lindol Bunker of Edgewood, R.I., and Arthur
Gale of Syracuse, N.Y.; two sisters, Gertrude Dubois of Greensboro, N.C.,
and Shirley Jennison of Newport; 23 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren;
and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Seaver was predeceased by a sister, Lillian Bills, and a brother,
Donald Gale, and her first husband, Frederick Pariseau, who died in 1967.
There will be no visiting hours.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pine Grove
Cemetery in Newport with Edna Edes officiating.
Donations may be made to the Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurses Association,
P.O. Box 2209, New London, N.H. 03257.
The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert 'Bud' Chambers, 61
NORTHFIELD, Vt. -- Robert "Bud" W. Chambers, 61, died Saturday (May
17, 1997) at Central Hospital in Berlin, Vt.
In 1953, he enlisted in the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1961.
In the early 1960s, he worked for radio station WJOY in Burlington,
Vt., and in 1964, he became assistant editor of the Vermont Catholic Tribune.
From 1966 to 1981, he was editor of the University of Vermont Alumni
Magazine as well as other university publications.
Mr. Chambers had worked in the Windsor area schools as a counselor
in the 1980s and mid-1990s.
Mr. Chambers enjoyed reading, woodworking and antique collecting.
He was born in Springield, Mass., on Aug. 27, 1935, the son of Samuel
and Eisa (Gill) Chambers.
Mr. Chambers attended public schools in East Longmeadow and Springfield,
In 1960, he graduated with honors from American International College
in Springfield with a bachelor of arts degree.
Survivors include one sister, Dorothy Morral of Storrs, Conn.; one
brother, Samuel Chambers of Ludlow; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the United Church
of Northfield with the Rev. Edward DeLong, pastor, officiating.
There will be no visiting hours.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northfield Ambulance, in care
of the town clerk, 26 South Main St., Northfield, Vt. 05663.
The Kingstone Funeral Home in Northfield is in charge of the arrangements.
Ronald Field Sr., 69
CASTLETON, Vt. -- Ronald Edwin Field Sr., 69, a former Poultney resident,
died suddenly Monday (May 19, 1997) at the Rutland (Vt.) Regional Medical
Mr. Field was employed by the Jewel Brook Mills in Ludlow, by the Hale
Co. in Arlington, Vt., and later worked as a self-employed carpenter in
the West Pawlet, Vt., area until his retirement in 1990.
During World War II, he served in the Army.
He was born in Cavendish on Dec. 14, 1927, the son of Hollis Edwin
and Marjorie A. (Collins) Field Sr.
Mr. Field attended school in Cavendish and at Chester High School.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Jacqueline (Gleason) Field
of Castleton; two sons, Ronald E. Field Jr., of Bennington, Vt., and Jonathan
F. Field of Poultney; one stepson, Douglas R. Gleason of Wells, Vt.; two
stepdaughters, Denise Groesbeck of Fair Haven, Vt., and Deborah Clark of
Castleton; two sisters, Jannette Carlisle of Ludlow and Sandra Stearns
of Proctorsville; one brother, Hollis E. Field Jr. of Proctor, Vt.; 10
grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; an aunt, uncle and several nieces
He was predeceased by one sister, Virginia Stevens, and one brother,
Bernard "Bud" Manley.
A graveside service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the
Poultney Cemetery with the Rev. Stanley Fry officiating.
There will be no visiting hours., Memorial contributions may be made
in lieu of flowers to the Castleton First Response, P.O. Box 727, Castleton,
Roy Stewart, 61
CORNISH -- Roy D. Stewart, 61, who is presumed drowned, Sunday (May
18, 1997) when he was lost on Great Bay, Newington, N.H., went to be with
He was a longtime Cornish resident.
Mr. Stewart worked for many years at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
He just completed 20 years of employment at Pine Tree Castings (Ruger)
in Newport and had planned to retire this summer.
Mr. Stewart had taught AC and DC Fundamentals, electrical courses,
in the New Hampshire Vocational System.
He was Chairman of the Board of Deacons for the United Church of Cornish.
Mr. Stewart was active in his community as a volunteer fireman, a Boy
Scout leader and a Grafton County Fish & Game member.
He was an avid sailor and a member of the Powersquadron.
Mr. Stewart was a Navy veteran having served on the USS Rooks and the
He was Past Master of Cheshire Lodge No. 23 F. & A.M. of Cornish
Flat. The recepient of the John L. Sullivan Award and a Past Patron of
Blue Mountain Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Cornish Flat.
He had also served as a Rainbow Dad for the Lebanon Rainbow Girls.
Mr. Stewart was a beloved resident of town whose door was always open
to anyone who needed help or home.
He was born in Londonderry, N.H., on Aug. 21, 1935.
Survivors include his wife Ruth (Spankey) Stewart of Cornish; his children,
John and Kerri, both of Cornish, Willow and Tim, both of Enfield, Kim and
Craig, both of Candia and Jamie of Epping; three sisters, Olive Simmerman
of Peoli, Ohio, Margaret Burchwell of Youngstown, Ariz., and Ruth Stansberry
of Gallipolis, Ohio; one brother, Thomas of Canton, Ohio; and many nieces
Masonic services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the United Church
of Cornish on Center Road.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in the church.
Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Roy D. Stewart
Memorial Fund for Special Needs at the United Church of Cornish, P.O. Box
40, Cornish Flat, N.H. 03746.
Wilberne "Bill" Taylor, 81
BELLOWS FALLS -Wilberne "Bill" Taylor, 81, died Thursday (May 15, 1997)
at the Valley Regional Hospital Mr. Taylor was a well-known funeral director
in the area and at the time of his retirement he was the senior partner
at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home in Chester.
He had formerly worked for the Mitchell Funeral Home in Brattleboro,
Vt., and for the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield before establishing
another funeral home in Bellows Falls. He was the previous owner of Dick's
Flower Shop in Springfield and Taylor for Flowers in Brattleboro. He established
and owned the Vermont Casket Co., in Bellows Falls.
Mr. Taylor was a lifelong member of the Masonic Lodge and the Elks
Lodge both of Bellows Falls.
He was born in Springfield on Nov. 2, 1915, the son of William S. and
Frances (Kincaid) Taylor.
Mr. Taylor attended Brattleboro High School and graduated from Chester
He also attended Mount Herman School and graduated from the American
Academy of Embalming and Mortuary Science in New York City.
On Dec. 21, 1939, he married Vera K. Prouty of Brattleboro in St. Cloud,
Fla. She died on April 5, 1988.
Survivors include one son, Leland A. Taylor of Lyndon, Vt.; and two
sisters, Aldythe T. Fullam of Springfield and Ailene N. Nixon of Brattleboro.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Pleasant View
Cemetery in Ludlow with the Rev. Jane Buswell officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the King Solomon's
Lodge 45, Masonic Lodge 61, Westminster St., Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101.
William West Sr., 79
RUTLAND, Vt. -- William T.
West Sr., 79, died Sunday (May 18, 1997) at the Rutland Regional Medical
Mr. West was a lifelong Rutland resident.
He was a master plumber and custodian at Mount St. Joseph Academy in
Rutland until retirement a few years ago.
He was a member of St. Peter's Church and a 50-year member of the Knights
of Columbus Fourth Degree.
Mr. West was one of the founders of the Mount St. Joseph Athletic Club.
He was born in Rutland on April 19, 1918, the son of William and Fedra
Mr. West was a class of 1937 graduate of Mount St. Joseph Academy.
In 1940, he married Mary O'Rourke in St. Bridget's Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary "Mac" West of Rutland; two sons, William
T. West Jr., of Albany, N.Y., and Robert L.
West of Rutland; two brothers, Robert West of St. Petersburg, Fla.,
and Richard West of Ballston Lake, N.Y.; four sisters, Rita W. Laird of
Sarasota, Fla., Dorothy W. Shabbett of Charlestown, Theresa W. Donovon
of Englewood, Fla., and Jean W. Tesconi of Cape Cod, Mass.; nieces, nephews,
aunts, uncles; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by one daughter, Sandra Marie Ley on Aug. 18, 1996.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Peter's Church.
Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 4 to 7 this evening in the Clifford Funeral
Home in Rutland.
Memorial donations may be made to: Mount St. Joseph Athletic Association
in care of Charles Clarino, 53 Kendall Ave., Rutland, Vt. 05701.