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Alice Dennis, 78
NORTH CLARENDON, Vt. -- Alice T. Dennis, 78, died Tuesday at the Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vt.

She was born in Rutland on Dec. 18, 1918, the daughter of Leon L. and Edna (Lyman) Parker.

Survivors include one son, David E. Wilder of Cavendish; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Ernest Wilder, in 1959 and her second husband, Francis Dennis, in 1993.

There will be no calling hours.

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will be in the Scottsdale Cemetery in Danby, Vt.

The Tossing Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Albert Newton, 82
BEVERLY, Mass. -- Albert E. Newton, 82, died Sunday at the Beverly Hospital in Beverly.
He was born in Windsor on Sept. 19, 1914, the son of Fred and Mary (Houston) Newton.

He received his schooling in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1932.

He graduated from Clark University in Worchester, Mass., in 1937.

He was an inventor for United Shoe Machines and among his many inventions was the hot glue gun. He retired in 1976.

In 1944, he married Merle Neville and had lived in Beverly for the past 50 years. Mrs. Newton died earlier.

Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Putnam of Beverly; one sister, Emma Carroll of Windsor; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday at the Memorial United Methodist Church in Beverly. 

Beth Coolidge, 82
WALLINGFORD, Vt.
Beth Young Collidge, 82, died Tuesday in her home after a long illness.

She was born in Rutland, Vt., on July 29, 1914, the daughter of Charles H. and Lura (Pike) Young.

Mrs. Coolidge was a longtime Wallingford resident. She was a member of the Congregational Church, the Parent Teacher Association and Waverly Chapter 10, Order of Eastern Star.

She was employed by Tambrands of Rutland prior to her, retirement.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Coolidge of Proc- tor; four sons, Robert Coolidge of Center Rutland, Vt., Alton Coolidge Jr., of Pawlet, Vt., Richard Coolidge of Rutland and Bradford Coolidge of West Rutland, Vt.; two sisters, Nina Brush of Stuart, Fla., and Charlotte "Mazie" Jackman of Springfield; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews She was predeceased by her husband, Alton A. Coolidge Sr.; one daughter, Cynthia; three sisters, Freida Young, Ruby Jackman and Lura Gutzwiller; and four brothers, William Young, Louis Young, Freemont Young and Charles Young.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Wallingford Congregational Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Rutland Area Visiting Nurse and Hospice Association, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, Vt. 05701. 

Burley Bidwell, 81
GREENFIELD, Mass.
Burley W. Bidwell, 81, died Sunday in the Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility.

He was born in Winchester, N.H., on July 29, 1915, the son of Frank C. and Evie A. (Armstrong) Bidwell. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1933.

Mr. Bidwell worked for Fellows Corp., for 27 years before retiring in 1978.

He was a member of the Springfield Moose Club. In 1992, he relocated to Greenfield.

Mr. Bidwell enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include a sister-inlaw, Dorie Siren of Greenfield.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen M. (Mowry) Bidwell, who died April 30.

There will be no calling hours.

Burial will be private and will be held at the convenienc of the family.

The Walker Funeral Home of Greenfield is handling the arrangements. 

Claudia Gero, 92
CLAREMONT -- Claudia A.
Gero, 92, formerly of Heritage Drive in Claremont, died Tues- day at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a long illness.

She was born in Magog, Province of Quebec, Canada, on Oct.

28, 1904, the daughter of Albert and Melvina (Berard) Danis. She had been a Claremont resident for many years and had previously been a longtime Burlington, Vt., resident.

Mrs. Gero was the widow of David Gero, who died in 1982.

Survivors include two daughters, Louise Allen of Newport and Theresa Spaulding of Cornish; two sons, Hector Dion of St. Augustine, Fla., and Albert Dion of Pekin, Ill.; 22 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rose Gentes of Manchester, N.H.

She was also predeceased by two sons, Norman Dion and Wilfred Dion, and one daughter, Leona Smith.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St., in Claremont, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. The Rev. Gilmond Boucher, Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Parish, will officiate.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington. 

Dorothea Stone, 79
LEBANON, N.H.
Dorothea Antoinette Stone, 79, died Thursday (June 5, 1997) at the Lebanon Center of Genesis Eldercare.

She was born in Pittsfield, Mass., on May 27, 1918, the daughter of Gordon W. and Fabiola M. (Daigle) Plummer.

She came to Lebanon in 1921, where she attended Sacred Heart School and was a 1936 graduate of Lebanon High School.

In 1942, she was married to Harold E. Stone. She worked for K-Ross in Lebanon as a secretary and later as the admissions clerk at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon for 13 years.

She was a member of the Lebanon Firefighters Association Women's Auxiliary; Sacred Heart Church of Lebanon; Court of St. Teresa of the Catholic Daughters of America; and a past member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary of Lebanon.

Survivors include her husband, Harold E. Stone of Lebanon; one son, Gordon D. Stone; one brother, Gordon H. Plummer of Lebanon; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and several cousins in Claremont.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Ricker Funeral Home at 56 School St., in Lebanon.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Sacred Heart Church of Lebanon.

Following cremation, grave side services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to: The Lebanon Center-Genesis Eldercare, Old Etna Road, Lebanon, N.H. 03766; or to: The Lebanon Senior Citizen Center, 10 Campbell St., Lebanon, N.H. 03766. 

Earl Dukette, 75
FRANKLIN, N.H. -- Earl E.
Dukette, 75, of Victory Drive, died Tuesday at the Franklin Hospital after a sudden illness.

He was born in Boscawen, N.H., on Jan. 16, 1922, the son of Patrick and Alma (Cameron) Dukette. He had resided in Franklin for many years.

Mr. Dukette had worked on road construction and for several years had been a tree surgeon with Bartlett Tree in Milford, N.H. He had also worked for Rochester Shoe Co., in Ashland N.H., for a brief time.

During World War II he served in the Army and he was a member of the American Legion Post in Laconia, N.H.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Claris (Drake) Dukette of Franklin; three sons, Edward Dukette of Old Town, Fla., James Dukette of Brandenburg, Ky., and Clyde Dukette of Winooski, Vt.; five grandchildren; one greatgranddaughter; two brothers, Joseph Dukette of Newport and John Dukette of Andover, N.H. and Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; also nieces, nephews and There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Woodlawn Cemetery in Penacook, N.H., with the Rev. Lynne Hubley, pastor of The First Baptist Church of Bradford, officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to Mrs. Earl E. Dukette, 375 Victory Drive, Franklin, N.H. 03235, to help with expenses.

The Chadwick Funeral Service of New London, N.H., is handling the arrangements. 

E. Stanley White, 75
LEBANON, N.H. -- E.
Stanley White, 75, died Thursday at the Lebanon Center of Genesis ElderCare after a long illness.

He was born in Lebanon on June 27, 1921, the son of Ernest L. White and M. Clara (Duplessis) White. He was a graduate of Lebanon High School During World War II he served in the Navy on PC 568 in the Caribbean Sea and in the South Atlantic on convoy and ant;-submarine duty during the North African Campaign. He was then transferred to Europe where he participated in the invasion of Omaha Beach on "D" Day.

In 1945 he married Ethel J. Pasternak. Mr. White owned and operated the E.L. White and Son Millwork and Construction business in Lebanon with his father and retired in 1987.

Mr. White was member of the American Legion Post No. 22 of Lebanon, the Disabled American Veterans and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of White River Junction, Vt.

He was a member and past president of the Claremont Beagle Club and a member of the Vermont Beagle Club in Hardwick, Vt. He bred and raised beagles for field trial competitions and finished one field trial as champion. In 1976 and 1979 his beagle puppies were selected to be sent to Japan to be trained for field trail competitions there.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel J. White of Lebanon; three sons, Michael White of Crestwood, Fla., Thomas White of Hanover, N.H., and Jerry White of Jamestown, R.I.; one daughter, Pamela White of Glen Rock, Pa.; two sisters, Muriel White of Milpitas, Calif., and Marion White of Schenectady, N.Y.; three grandsons; one niece and one nephew.

Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Ricker Funeral Home, 56 School St., in Leba A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Monday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lebanon.

Burial will follow in the Valley Cemetery.

Memorial donations are requested in lieu of flowers to be made to: The Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont & New Hampshire (VNA-VNH) 20 S.

Main St., White River Junction, Vt. 05001; or to: The American Diabetes Association, New Hampshire Affiliate Inc., 132 Middle St., Manchester, N.H. 03101. 

Ethel Horton, 94
CHESTER -- Ethel W.
Horton, 94, died Friday at Springfield Hospital.

She was born in Chester on Nov. 3, 1902, the daughter of William Spaulding and Hettie Marshall. She recieved her education at Chester High School and was a lifelong Chester resident.

On Sept. 21, 1922, she married Earl Horton in Saxtons River. He died in 1965.

Mrs. Horton had worked at the Park Theater in Chester for many years and helped her husband in his radio service in Chester for years. She also provided health care for several people in their homes for several years.

She was a member of the Chester Review Club and the Chester Congregational Church.

Mrs. Horton enjoyed making scrapbooks and handwritten history of the town of Chester.

She also enjoyed knitting and all types of needlework.

Survivors include one daughter, Winifred Longe of Chester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was also predeceased by one brother, Edward Spaulding.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home on Main Street in Chester.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Chester Congregational Church with the Rev. John Mahler officiating.

Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Chester. 

Eugene Wood, 50
READING -- Eugene Walter Wood, 50, died Thursday at his home.
He was born in Memphis, Tenn., on July 19, 1946, the son of Eugene Heber and Evangeline (Bland) Wood.

Dr. Wood attended Millington High School in Millington, Tenn., where he was valedictorian of his class. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Tennessee and, in 1971, from Duke Medical School.

Dr. Wood practiced pathology for 17 years in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the South Carolina Medical Association and the College of American Pathologists.

He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Woodstock, Vt.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Lindsey Wood of Reading; one son, Ethan Eugene Thomas Wood of Reading; three daughters, Evangeline Freya Shiller of Houston, Texas and Amy Caroline Wood and Jessica Solomon Wood of Reading; one brother, Thomas Wood of Woodstown, N.J.; and two sisters, Nancy Mansfield of Chesapeake, Va., and Carol Ann Mitchell of Arab, Ala.

There are no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in St. James Episcopal Church in Woodstock with the Rev. Canon Donald Boyer, rector, officiating.

Memorial donations are encouraged in lieu of flowers for a memorial sculpture by Barbara Kaufman to be placed in Duke Gardens at Duke University.

Contributions may be sent to Duke University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 90581, Durham, N.C. 27708-0581.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Cabot Funeral Home of Woodstock. 

Floyd 'Pete' Lincoln, 91
GRANVILLE, N.Y. -- Floyd "Pete" Lincoln, 91, died Friday at the Hallmark Nursing Centre in Granville.
He was born in East Hebron, Vt., on Aug. 22, 1905, the son of William and Dora (Burke) Lincoln.

He was employed for many years by H.P. Hood and was a Teamster member.

Mr. Lincoln was an avid hunter and enjoyed gardening and playing pitch.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Gladys (Pecue) Lincoln; one son, David Lincoln of Granville; two daughters, Mitzi Liebig of Granville and Linda Ames of North Springfield; seven grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Sunday at the Robert M. King Funeral Home in Granville with the Rev. Robert Flower officiating.

Interment is in the Mountainview Cemetery in West Pawlet, Vt. 

Frank Lindholm, 89
CUTTINGSVILLE, Vt.
Frank F. Lindholm, 89, an area businessmen, died Sunday.

He was born in Maynard, Mass., on Aug. 26, 1907, the son of Hjlmar and Karolina (Kreada) Lindholm.

Mr. Lindholm, with his brothers, Martin, Alex and Charles, opened Lindholm's Market in 1929 in Newport. In 1932, they purchased the Lakeside Hotel on Lake Sunapee, which they operated until 1943.

Mr. Lindholm moved to Rutland, Vt., where he opened Lindholm Market and Lindholm's Diner, followed by the opening of Lindholm Motors in 1947. In 1955, Lindholm Motors became the first Volkswagen franchise in Vermont.

In 1958 Lindholm's Market was converted to Lindholm's Sport Center.

Mr. Lindholm was an avid sportsman. He was one of the first men to ski the headwall at Mount Washington in New Hampshire.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean Des Marais and Carolyn Miller, both of Rutland; one brother, Charles Lindholm of Rutland; three grandchildren; one greatgranddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth (Semple) Lindholm, and two brothers, Martin Lindholm and Alex Lindholm.

There will be no services.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rutland Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 7 Albert Cree Drive, Rutland, Vt. 05701. 

Franklin Stevens, 94
ANDOVER, Vt. -- Franklin Stevens, 94, died Friday at his home.
He was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on March 22, 1903, the son of Elmer Stevens and Martha Hinkley. He was a 1921 graduate of Sioux City High School and received his bachelor's degree from Dennison University in Granville, Ohio.

Mr. Stevens was a teacher in Chester and a part-time farmer in the area for many years. In 1942, he married Eldora W. Stevens in Milton, Vt., who died previously.

He was an amateur poet and enjoyed fishing, gardening and woodworking.

Mr. Stevens served in the Vermont Legislature for the town of Andover. He was a member of the Chester Congregational Church, the Andover Grange and the Chester Masons.

Survivors include one brother, Elmer Stevens of Falls Church, Va.; one sister, Elizabeth Hazen of Scottsdale, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also predeceased by one sister, Gladys Gans.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the AdamsGendron Funeral Home on Main Street in Chester.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Mahler and the Rev. Earl Bishop officiating.

Burial will be in the Simmonsville Cemetery in Andover. 

Gertrude Fenoff, 99
ROSEMEAD, Calif. -Gertrude H. Fenoff, 99, formerly of the Claremont area, died Dec. 10, 1996 in Rosemead.
She was born in Franconia, N.H., on May 23, 1897, the daughter of Elroy and Mary (Simonds) Harriman and attended Dow Academy in Fran On April 15, 1914, she married Alfred E. Fenoff He died on May 21, 1970. For several years she was employed at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity, first as a cook and later as a nurses aid.

Survivors include one son, Lloyd Fenoff of Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter with whom she made her home, Mrs. Edward (Elizabeth) Kemp of Rosemead; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 18 great-greatgrandchildren. Locally she is survived by one granddaughter, Mrs. George (Janet) Magnuson of Claremont.

She was also predeceased by two sons, Royce and Alfred Jr., and two brothers.

A committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, in the Mountain View Cemetery with the Rev. David Thompson, pastor of the First United Methodist Church, of ficiating. 

George MacDonald, 81
SUNAPEE -- George Henry MacDonald, 81, of Old Georges Mills Road, died Wednesday at the New London Hospital.
Survivors include his wife, three sons, one stepson, two daughters, four stepdaughters, three brothers, one sister, many grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be no visiting hours.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 

Helen Neilsen, 88
CHARLESTOWN -- Helen Christina Neilsen, 88, formerly of Springfield Road, died Wednesday at Peaceful Harvest after a long illness.
She was born in Hoosick Falls, N.Y., on June 4, 1909, the daughter of James and Frederica (Kyer) Neilsen. She lived in Springfield for many years, graduating from Springfield High School in 1927. She had resided in Charlestown for the past 57 years.

Miss Neilsen worked at Howe Scale Company in Rutland, Vt., for several years and retired in 1973 from Jones & Lamson Machine Company in Springfield, where she was supervisor for filing for 32 years.

She was an avid bowler who bowled in Springfield and Rutland leagues.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence Neilsen and James Neilsen.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Stringer's Charlestown Memorial Chapel at 34 Main St., in Charlestown.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the chapel with the Rev. David Thompson, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Claremont, officiating.

Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, Eileen Eroszonak, Volunteer Memorial Chairperson, 8 Marcotte Ave., Claremont, N.H. 03743. 

James Lawlor, 71
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- James A. Lawlor, 71, died in Sunday in his home.
He was born in Bellows Falls on Nov. 16, 1925, the son of John and Bridget Lawlor.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet.

Mr. Lawlor was a fellow and distinguished alumnus of Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y. He held a bachelor of science in electrical engineering, class of 1949. He was a retired vice president of corporate engineering at R.R. Connelley and Sons in Chicago, where he had been employed from 1966 to 1990. He was also a member of the Technical Advisory Committee at R.R. Connelley and Sons, with expertise in printing press and folder configuration.

Mr. Lawton was also a longtime resident of Broadview. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Church since 1987, and a longtime member of St. Eulalia Church in Maywood, Ill.

He was involved in scouting and coaching baseball for his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, who he married in 1951, Nancy Lawlor of Naperville; three sons, Martin Lawlor of Crown Point, Ind., Kevin Lawlor of Wheaton, Ill., and James Lawlor of Warrenville, Ill.; three daughters, Suzanne O'Reilly and Bridget Holm, both of Warrenville, and Julia Lawlor of Naperville; two sisters, Margaret McNamee of Hollywood, Fla., and Anne Courchesne of Annapolis, Md.; and three brothers, the Rev. Brendan Lawlor of Annapolis, Joseph Lawlor of Putney, Vt., and Charles Francis Lawlor of Bellows Falls.

He was predeceased by four brothers, Patrick Lawlor, Michael Lawlor, John "Hack" Lawlor and Maurice Lawlor.

Calling hours are from 3 to 9 p.m. today and Wednesday at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 South Mill St., Naperville.

Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home and proceed to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1500 Brookdale Road, for a 10 a.m. funeral Mass.

Burial will be in the Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton. 

Lucilla Clough, 76
UNITY -- Lucilla L. Clough, 76, of the Sullivan County Nursing Home, died Saturday at the home.
She was born in Warner, N.H., on Nov. 4, 1920, the daughter of Foster Locke Sr., and Susan (Flanders) Locke.

She had resided in Claremont for more than 50 years.

Mrs. Clough attended school in Warner. She was an active member of the New Hampshire Association of the Blind.

Mrs. Clough was the window of Harold Clough, who died in 1981. They had been married for more than 30 years.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Clough of Manassas, Va., and Thomas Clough of Newport; two brothers, Foster Locke Jr., and Henry Locke, both of Warner; two sisters, Mary Nelson of Clinton, Maine and Sue VanLaarhoven of Derry, N.H.; also a special friend, David Boardman of Claremont; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by three brothers, James, Norman and Vincent Locke.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the NewtonBartlett Funeral Home at 42 Main Street in Newport.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Warner.

Memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Association of the Blind, Walker Street, Concord, N.H. 03301. 

Oliver Ferguson, 73
SOUTH WOODSTOCK, Vt. -- Oliver Clayton Ferguson, 73, died Sunday at his home.

He was born on Feb. 26, 1924, the son of Oliver Forrest and Ethel (Toulouse) Ferguson.

He received his schooling in Braintree, Mass. He served in the Army from 1943 to 1946 and on June 6, 1948, he married Laura Ann Solimini. They moved to Woodstock in 1952.

Mr. Ferguson worked with his father at the Woodstock Inn Stables in Woodstock. For 30 years he was a farrier in Woodstock with his own business, O.C. Ferguson Farrier.

He owned and operated Kendron Valley Stables in South Woodstock from 1965 to 1973.

He worked for 10 years at Bryant Grinder as a hardner in the heat treatment department. From 1974 to 1979, he owned and operated a smallengine business, Ferguson's Lawn & Garden Equipment.

From 1988 to 1996, Mr. Ferguson was a school bus driver for Bruce Transportation.

He was a member of the Woodstock Lodge No. 31 F. & A.M. and a charter member of the Woodstock Lions Club. He was a member of the Ora E. Paul American Legion Post in Woodstock. For more than 20 years he was the farrier for the 100-Mile Trail Ride in Woodstock. He loved his horses, his motorcycle, his granddaughter and his family. He was an avid deer hunter.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Ann Ferguson of South Woodstock; one daughter, Linda Ferguson Glock of West Windsor; two sons, Wayne Oliver Ferguson of Springfield and Scott Henry Ferguson of South Woodstock; one brother, Henry Ferguson of Palmer, Alaska; one granddaughter; also nieces, nephews and He was predeceased by three sisters, Evelyn Rodday, Helen Hathorn and Ruth Reynolds.

There will be no visiting hours.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the South Woodstock Community Church in South Woodstock with the Rev. Cannon Donald Boyer officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to: Long Hill Snowmobile Club in care of Mrs. Erwin Fullerton, South Woodstock, Vt. 05071; or to: Woodstock Visiting Nurses AssociationHospice, 32 Pleasant St., Woodstock, Vt. 05091.

The Cabot Funeral Home of Woodstock is handling the arrangements. 

Pauline 'Polly' Tierney Monette, 65
CORNISH -- Pauline "Polly" Tierney Monette, 65, died Friday after a 15-year battle with breast cancer at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
She was born in Hanover, N.H., on May 25, 1932, the daughter of Joseph Tierney and Josephine (Pinkham) Tierney. She lived most of her life in Cornish and was raised on Fernald Hill.

Mrs. Monette attended Tracy School on Lang Road and graduated from Windsor High School in the class of 1951. She was a loyal alumnus, attending most sporting events and rooting for the Windsor Yellow Jackets, especially at the basketball games.

She met her husband, Donald Francis Monette, at Windsor High School and they were married on July 26, 1951.

Mrs. Monette worked at the Dairy Bar and at Knapp's Lunch in Windsor during her high school years, later cleaning summer homes in the Cornish Colony. She also drove the Dingleton Hill school bus for many years. Mrs. Monette worked for the Sheraton Inn housekeeping department and for the Veterans Home at White River Junction, Vt., in the dietary department until retiring.

Mrs. Monette went on pilgrimages to Merijore, Yugoslavia, and she was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Windsor where she was also a member of the Catholic Daughters.

She was a director and secretary of the Cornish Fair Association for many years and secretary of the Cornish Planning Board for several years.

She was a member and secretary of the Cornish Grange No.

25, a member of the Sullivan County Pomona Grange and the New Hampshire State Grange. She was chairman o the committee to refurbish the war monuments in Cornish Flat and the grange member who persuaded the Cornish Grange to donate its building to the town for town offices.

She was the past president of the Cornish PTA and helped start the ski program. She was a member of the Cornish Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, a past member of the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association, the Farm Bureau and was a member of the American Canadian Geneaology Society.

Mrs. Monette volunteered at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center in Windsor and at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in the Oncology-Infusion Department in support of other cancer patients during her remission.

Mrs. Monette enjoyed needlepoint, quilt making, mushrooming and taking walks with her grandchildren and poodles.

Survivors include her husband of Cornish; six sons, Steven Monette and William Monette, both of Lebanon, David Monette, Michael Monette and Peter Monette, all of Cornish, and Joseph Monette of Claremont; five grandchildren; four sisters, Louise Spaulding of Cornish, Marion Baribeau of Wilder, Vt., Ruth Stone of Charlestown and Barbara Wall of Portsmouth, Va.; two brothers, William Tierney of Cornish and Robert Tierney of Northfield, Vt.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, James and Edward Tierney and two sisters, Shirley Leonard and Katherine Levey.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. A scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Wednesday in the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert J. Campbell, pastor, as celebrant.

Committal services will be held at 6 p.m. at the St. Francis Cemetery in Windsor.

Memorial donations are suggested in lieu of flowers. Contributions may be made to the St. Francis of Assisi Church, 30 Union Street, Windsor, Vt. 05089. 

Stergios Evangelou, 78
HYANNIS, Mass. -- Stergios G. Evangelou, 73, died Wednesday at the May Institute.
He was born in Newport on June 11, 1924, the son of George and Mary (Jimaki) Evangelou.

Mr. Evangelou attended school in Claremont and was employed at the former Dartmouth Woolen Co., in Claremont and was also a restaurant worker in Newport and Claremont.

He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include one brother, Jesse Evangelou of Keene, N.H.; one sister, Stella Manghis of West Yarmouth, Mass; and several nieces and nephews Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at 42 Main St., in Newport.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Vasilios Greek Orothodox Church in Newport with the Rev. N. Katules officiating.

Memorial donations are requested in lieu of flowers to St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church, Box 428, Newport, N.H. 

Thomas West Jr., 59
CLAREMONT -- Thomas D.
West Jr., 59, of Broad Street died Thursday at his home after a sudden illness.

He was born in Rocky River, Ohio, on May 10, 1938, the son of Thomas West Sr., and Elizabeth (Hein) West and had been a Claremont resident since 1982, coming here from Rochester, N.Y.

Mr. West was a self-employed handyman and worked in the Claremont and Charlestown area.

He was a veteran of the Army.

Mr. West was very active in the Boy Scouts, both here in Claremont and Rochester.

Survivors include one son, Thomas D. West III, of Riverside, R.I.; three grandchildren; three brothers, John H. West of Dayton, Ohio, David J. West of Burlington, Conn., and Richard H. West of Charlestown; three sisters, Betsy Trottier of Lincoln, N.H., Cynthia W. Chesak of Seattle, ' Wash., and Rosemary W. Dodge of Charlestown; his mother, Elizabeth West of Charlestown; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by one sister, Victoria W. Donovan, in 1993.

There will be no visiting hours.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Hope Hill Cemetery in Charlestown.

Memorial donations are suggested by the family to be made to Boy Scouts Troop No. 38, in care of Sharon Edwards, RR 3, Box 494, Claremont, N.H. 03743.

The Roy Funeral Home of 93 Sullivan St., in Claremont is handling the arrangements. 

Violet Bourassa, 84
EAST SWANZEY, N.H. -Violet R. Bourassa, 84, of South Road, died Tuesday at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., after a sudden illness.
She was born in Keene on Dec. 24, 1912, the daughter of Alfred and Josephine (Rule) Jarvis. She graduated from Keene High School and lived in Keene for many years before moving to East Swanzey 12 years ago.

Mrs. Bourassa had worked at MPB Corp., in Keene for 19 years and was a member of St. Bernard's Parish.

Survivors include four daughters, Pauline Healey of Keene, Norma Royce of Unity, Joanne Biscoe of East Falmouth, Mass., and Barbara Edwards of East Swanzey; two sons, Phillip Bourassa of East Swanzey and Robert Bourassa of Alstead; one brother, Roy Jarvis of Hillsboro, N.H.; 28 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; three great-greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Walter L. Bourassa Sr.; one daughter, Patricia Bourassa; and three sons, Donald Bourassa, Kenneth Bourassa and Walter L. Bourassa Jr.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tonight at the Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court St., in Keene.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Fri- day at St. Bernard's Church, 185 Main St., in Keene.

Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. 

Walter Mission, 68
GRANTHAM -- Walter C.
Mission, 68, of Trillium Lane, died in his home Saturday of He was born in Dorchester, Mass., on June 17, 1928, the son of Arthur W. and Mabel (Glawson) Mission. He graduated from West Springfield (Mass.) High School in 1945.

During World War II, he served in the Army. He then graduated from Wentworth Institute in Boston majoring in architectural construction.

Mr. Mission had been an engineer with Northeast Utilities in Berlin, Conn., for 25 years retiring in 1985, and then had been a private consultant for five years. He had resided in Grantham since 1990, previously living in Granby, Conn., for 36 years and owning a vacation home in Otis, Mass., for many years.

He was a member of St. Mark's Lodge No. 91, A. & F.M. in Granby and the American Legion Post No. 207 in West Springfield, Mass.

Mr. Mission was a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Genealogical Society of Nova Scotia. He authored the book, "Dear Jessica," a genealogical and historical book that was reviewed by the New England Genealogical Society, receiving a very favorable review.

Mr. Mission was an avid golfer, a member of the Granby Golf League and the Eastman Golf Links. He also enjoyed sailing and was a licensed ham radio operator.

Mr. Mission playedrhytham guitar in big bands and several smaller groups in the Farmington, Conn., area. He coached Little League and Babe Ruth in Granby. He enjoyed working with his hands and built several homes and additions.

Mr. Mission served on the Board of Finance in Granby and as a water commissioner for the Village Water District of Eastman for three years.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Shirley (Estelle) Mission of Grantham; two daughters, Patricia L. Kitchen of Columbia, Conn., and Donna Jo Hiltz of Campton, N.H.; two sons, Walter L. "Skip" Mission of Granby and Paul L. Mission of South Attleboro, Mass.; eight grandchildren; one brother, Arthur L. Mission of Gardner City, S.C.; also nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the United Methodist Church of Grantham with the Rev. Ronald F. Messer, pastor, officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, P.O. Box 2209, New London, N.H. 03257.

The Chadwick Funeral Service of New London is handling the arrangements. 

William Robinson, 78
SPRINGFIELD -- William R. Robinson, 78, of Smith Street, died Saturday at his home after a long illness.
He was born in Readsville, Mass., on Sept. 20, 1918, the son of John Robinson and Erie (MacLean) Robinson. He attended Springfield schools and was a 1937 graduate of Springfield High School.

He resided in Springfield for most of his life and was employed for 44 years at the Bryant Grinder Corp., as a production expeditor, retiring in 1981.

On July 5, 1945, he married Marion Howard in Springfield.

He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

He was an avid sports fan and for many years he was active in the Springfield Men's Softball League. He did the announcing for the men's games and also served as an announcer for other softball games during the season. Just last month, the town honored him by naming the newest baseball field at Riverside Park after him.

Survivors include his wife, Marion H. Robinson of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. Stuart (Anne) Stocker of Chester and Susan Robinson of Springfield; one grandson; two sisters, Althea Robinson of Springfield and Mildred Lupien of Norwich, Vt.; two brothers, Richard Robinson of Springfield and Raymond Robinson of Kingman, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Eleanor Peloquin and Marion Hatt and by two brothers, Kenneth Robinson and Jack Robinson.

There will be no visiting hours.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St., in Springfield with the Rev. Thomas W. Hiltsley, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeaste Vermont, 366 River St Springfield, Vt. 05156.


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