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Alfred Pomiecko, 76
CLAREMONT -- Alfred N. Pomiecko, 76, of Main Street, died Monday at the Sullivan County Nursing Home after a long illness.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Claremont, born on May 18, 1921, the son of Napoleon and Maryjo (Jurkiewicz) Pomiecko.

He graduated from St. Mary High School in 1939. During World War II he served as a sergeant in the Air Force. He was a star high school, city and military basketball player.

He married Leokadia Leocha on Aug. 16, 1947.

Mr. Pomiecko retired on Oct. 1, 1983 as supervisor at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where he worked for 42 years.

He was an avid gardener and loved woodworking and nature.

Survivors include his wife, Leokadia Pomiecko of Claremont; two daughters, Judith M. Pomiecko of Claremont and Jennifer A. Gamble of Hopkinton, N.H.; one son, Alfred T. Pomiecko of Claremont; one sister, Constance Smith of Washington, D.C.; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one brother, Victor C. Pomiecko, on Aug. 11, 1996.

There will be no visiting hours.

Private graveside services will be held at a later date in the St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to: St. Mary Scholarship Fund, 32 Pearl St., Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to: the St. Joseph Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743. 

Anna Monet, 78
CHESTER -- Anna C. Monet, 78, died Sunday at Springfield Hospital.

She was born in New York, N.Y., on Sept. 14, 1918, the daughter of Julian and Augusta (Tognetta) Monet. She attended schools in Chester.

Miss Monet worked at the Springfield Hospital for several years and for Jones and Lamson in Springfield for several years. For many years she worked at Readex in Chester.

She was a longtime member of the St. Joseph's Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening and canning.

Survivors include several cousins in Italy.

She was predeceased by one sister, Clara Monet.

There will be no visiting hours.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Springfield with the Rev. James Shea officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Chester, Vt. 05143.

The Adams-Gendron Funeral Home of Chester is handling the arrangements. 

Carrie Stearns, 88
WINDSOR -- Carrie Best Stearns, 88, died Thursday at the Skilled Nursing Facility of Mt. Ascutney Hospital & Health Center in Windsor.
She was born in West Windsor on Sept. 22, 1908, the daughter of William and Agnes (Crandall) Best. She received her schooling in West Windsor and Windsor. She was a 1928 graduate of Windsor High School and was one of the school's basketball stars.

She married Harold E. Stearns on June 10, 1929 in West Windsor. He died in 1956.

Mrs. Stearns was employed at Mower and Strong in Windsor and later worked at the Windsor News Store.

She was a member of the Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church in Windsor, where she was a member of the Gleaners. She was also a member of the West Windsor Historical Society.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn E. Furman of Essex Junction, Vt.; two sons, William E. Stearns of Westminster, Colo., and Warren D. Stearns of Windsor; two sisters, Gertrude Abbott of Windsor and Evelyn Ainsworth of Claremont; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family, following cremation.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 756, Windsor, Vt. 05089.

The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is handling the arrangements. 

Edna Stafford, 91
SANTA ROSA, Calif.
Edna Grace Stafford, 91, formerly of Bradford, N.H., died June 15, 1997 at the London House in Sonoma, Calif., after a period of declining health.

She was born in Rumney, N.H., on Nov., 2, 1905, the daughter of Charles and Annie (Downing) Dow.

Mrs. Stafford worked as a domestic aide in area homes and at the Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital until her retirement.

She was active in the Santa Rosa Grange, Bahai Faith and the World War I Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Claude (Marjorie) Gardner of Georges Mills and Mrs. William (Charlotte) Carmichael of Santa Rosa; one sister, Mrs. Irwin (Eva) Young of Laconia, N.H.; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Wilbur F. Stafford in 1950 and two sons, Clayton in 1984 and Frederick in 1987.

Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Sunny Plains Cemetery in Bradford. 

Esther Cooke-Kelty, 79
ASCUTNEY -- Esther Cooke-Kelty, 79, died Friday at the Cedar Hill Health Care Center in Windsor.
She was born in Windsor on May 14, 1918, the daughter of Leonard and Clara (Grendell) White. She graduated from Stevens High School in 1937.

On June 19, 1937, she married Oscar A. Cook. They were later divorced. On July 23, 1966, she married Kermit K. Kelty in Swanzey, N.H. He died in 1989.

For many years she served as companion to Eva Gardner of North Hampton, Long Island, N.Y.

Ms. Cooke-Kelty was past president of the Union Church Guild in West Claremont, an assistant leader for the Claremont Girl Scouts, past president of the Weathersfield Historical Society and secretary of the Salmond Bridge Committee of Weathersfield.

She was a well-know genealogist, having a special interest in the American Indian. She was an adopted daughter of the Abenaki Indians of Swanton, Vt.

Ms. Cooke-Kelty was taught to pilot a plane by Air Force instructor Marjorie Potts at Montauk, Long Island, Air Force Base.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Cook Wolpack of Upland, Calif.; three brothers, Arlo White of West Claremont, Robert White of Covina, Calif., and Cedric "Ted" White of Oberlin, Pa.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by one son, Donald R. Cook of C1aremont in 1996, one brother, Paul White, and one sister, Audrey Hagland.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Ascutneyville Cemetery in Ascutney with the Rev. Daniel A. Kelin officiating.

The Knight Funeral Home in Windsor is handling the arrangements. 

Evelyn Gates, 90
ROYALTON, Vt. -- Evelyn Mae Gates, 90, died Wednesday at the Genesis Elder Care in Lebanon, N.H., where she had resided for the past five years.
She was born in Barton, Vt., on Sept. 9, 1906, the daughter of Dean and Eva (Carruth) Clark. She attended school in Barton and West Burke, Vt.

Mrs. Gates worked as a waitress at the St. Johnsbury House and as chief cook at the Essex County Training School in Lawrence, Mass.

She was married to Virgil B. Gates of Chelsea, Vt., on April 29, 1932. They lived in Randolph, Vt., before moving to Royalton, where they owned and operated the "Locust Cabins" for more than 20 years. Mr. Gates died i and Mrs. Gates resided in Royalton for an additional 15 years. Prior to going to Genesis Elder Care she resided at the Wilder Community House for four years.

Mrs. Gates was a member of the First Congregational Church of Royalton, and as a young girl was a member of the Campfire Girls. She enjoyed cooking, picking berries, gardening, fishing, haying, crocheting and knitting.

Survivors include one son, Fred A. Gates of Barnard, Vt.; three daughters, Madeline M. Stariknok of Springfield, Marguerite B. Caron of South Royalton, Vt., and Shirley L. Spittle of Phoenix; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; also nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by three brothers, Alfred Clark, Alvah Clark and Howard Clark; and one granddaughter, Lisa Benson.

There will be no calling hours.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Congregational Church of Royalton with the Rev. Warren E. Gorman, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Branch View Cemetery in South Royalton.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the First Congregational Church of Royalton, in care of Helen E. Caswell, RFD 1, Box 213A, South Royalton, Vt. 05068.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home on Main Street in Chelsea. 

Francis Willeite, 82
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Francis Willette, 82, a former Springfield resident, died June 7, 1997 in Cincinnati.
He was born in Bellows Falls on Nov. 15, 1915 and moved to Springfield in his teens. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1934 as salutatorian.

Mr. Willette worked for the Fellows Gear Shaper Company for many years as a sales and service man before being transferred to Cincinnati, where he made his home.

Survivors include four daughters, Patricia O'Brian, Diana Scales, Rita Eigel and Janice Reese, all of Cincinnati; seven grandchildren; two brothers, George Willette of Hinsdale, N.H., and Richard Willette of Springfield; two sisters, Jeanne Sysko and Niecie Farnsworth, both of Springfield.

He was predeceased by his wife, RoseMary (Fox) Willette, in November 1996.

Burial services took place at St. Saviour Church on June 10.

Interment followed at the family plot in Cincinnati. 

Gerald 'Bud' Gross, 80
CROYDON -- Gerald "Bud" S. Gross, 80, of Barton Road, died Monday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
He was born in Croydon on Dec. 12, 1916 the son of Dana and Susan (Dunbar) Gross and was a lifelong Croydon resident.

Mr. Gross attended school in Croydon and Newport and was a 1934 graduate of Towle High School.

He was employed with the state of New Hampshire as a district fire chief for District No. 3 for more than 30 years.

He also served the town of Croydon as a road agent and as a duputy town clerk, assisting his father and wife for 40 years.

He was also a former member of the planning board.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Rita (Beauchaine) Gross of Croydon; two daughters, Carol Sue Marsh of Croydon and Lorretta Blair of Canaan, N.H.; one son, Daniel Gross of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Gordon Gross of Waterford, Conn.; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by one brother, George Gross of Croydon.

There will be no visiting hours.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Croydon East Village Congregational Church with the Rev. Donna Leslie, pastor, officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to: Croydon Congregational Church, in care of Donna Leslie, RFD 1 Box 263, Croydon, N.H. 03773; or to: Croydon Volunteer Fire Department, RFD 1 Box 302, Croydon, N.H. 03773.

The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 

Harold 'Bud' Carle Jr., 71
KEENE, N.H. -- Harold "Bud" A. Carle Jr., 71, formerly of Vancor Drive in Saxtons River, died Tuesday at the Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, N.H.
He was born in Boston on Aug. 13, 1925, the son of Harold A. and Alice M. (MacPherson) Carle Sr. He was a graduate of Hyde Park High School in Boston.

During World War II he served in the Marines, 4th Marine Division in the Pacific Theater. He was wounded on the Island of Iwo Jima on Feb. 19, 1945. He was a member of the American Legion Pierce Lawton Post No. 37 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8702.

He married Jane Carolyn Carley in the Greenwood Union Church in Wakefield, Mass., on April 12, 1947. She died in 1993.

Mr. Carle was a firefighter for the Boston Fire Department and retired in 1975. He moved with his family to Saxtons River in 1972.

He also was a member of the Bellows Falls Elks Lodge No. 1619 and the King Solomon Temple Lodge of Bellows Falls.

Survivors include one son, Harold A. Carle III of Bellows Falls; one daughter, Susan Carle of Keene; one sister, Nancy Joseph of Peabody, Mass.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

There will be no visiting hours.

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

The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home of Bellows Falls is handling the arrangements.

Memorial donation may be made in his name in lieu of flowers to the Boston Fire Department Relief Fund, 115 South Hampton St., Boston, Mass. 02100. 

Helen Landon, 74
MIDDLE GRANVILLE, N.Y. -- Helen M. Landon, 74, died unexpectedly Sunday at Glens Falls Hospital.

She was born in Rutland, Vt., on July 11, 1922 the daughter of Arthur and Rose (Dain) Donaldson.

Mrs. Landon worked at glove factories in Fair Haven, Vt., and Rutland.

She especially enjoyed her grandchildren, camping, square dancing, baking, sewing, and watching wrestling and soap operas on TV.

Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Arthur F. Landon Sr.; three sons, Arthur F. Landon Jr., of Wells, Vt., James Landon of Middle Granville and Ralph Landon of Saranac Lake, N.Y.; five daughters, Donna McKeighan and Linda Regner, both of Granville, N.Y., Bonnie Wil- liams of Middle Granville, Patricia Landon of Albany, N.Y., and Penny Fox of Argyle, N.Y.; one brother, Leonard Donaldson of Claremont; and several grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Robert M. King Funeral Home in Granville.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. 

Henry Narkiewicz, 82
CLAREMONT -- Henry P. Narkiewicz, 82, of Chestnut Street in Claremont and formerly of Walpole, died Saturday at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity.

He was born in Bellows Falls on May 31, 1915, the son of Michael and Jadwiga (Minkowski) Narkiewicz. He attended schools in Bellows Falls.

He married Molly Ponek in 1937. She died in 1979.

Mr. Nariewicz worked in many jobs in the Bellows Falls area and retired from the Fellows Gear Shaper company in Springfield.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include one son, Paul Narkiewicz of Norwell, Mass.; one daughter, Joanne Houghton of Walpole; four brothers, John Narkiewicz of Westminster, Jacob Narkiewicz of Bellows Falls, Joseph Narkiewicz of Clearwater, Fla., and Edward Narkiewicz of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; five sisters, Adelaide Mack and Helen Atkins, both of Bellows Falls, Theresa Schneider of Tilton, N.H., Caroline Szuch of North Walpole and Frances Hutcheson of Columbia, S.C.; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was also predeceased by a son, Thomas Narkiewicz.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St., in Bellows Falls.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Church in Walpole with the Rev. Anthony DiRusso as celebrant.

Burial will follow at the Saint Peter's Cemetery in Drewsville, N.H.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to: Multiple Sclerosis Society, 27 Havey Road, Bedford, N.H. 03102; or to: American Cancer Society, New Hampshire Division, 360 Route 101, Bedford, N.H. 03102. 

Irving Calderwood, 70
SPRINGFIELD -- Irving C.
Calderwood, 70, of Main Street, died Thursday at his home after a long illness.

He was born in Barton, Vt., on Aug. 20, 1926, the son of Leslie and Bessie (Locke) Calderwood.

He served in the Armed Forces during both World War II and the Korean conflict.

He had made his home in the Walpole area for many years and resided in Springfield for the past 14 years.

Survivors include a close friend, lola Berry of Springfield.

There will be no visiting hours.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Bellows Falls.

The Davis Memorial Chapel of Springfield is handling the arrangements. 

Isabelle Peterson, 86
WALPOLE -- Isabelle W. Peterson, 86, of Route 123 died Tuesday at the Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H.
She was born in Surry, N.H., on June 29, 1910, the daughter of J. Fred and Laura (Wilbur) Whitney. She attended schools in Walpole.

She married Floyd Peterson on Oct. 12, 1936 in Keene, N.H.

He died in 1982.

Mrs. Peterson was a member of the Neighborly People in Walpole.

Survivors include one son, Carlton Peterson of Walpole; three grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

Private graveside funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.

The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home of Bellows Falls is handling the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to: Walpole Rescue, Walpole, N.H. 03608; or to: American Diabetes Association, New Hampshire Affiliate, 132 Middle St., Manchester, N.H. 03101. 

Jeannie Jewell, 52
CHESTER -- Jeannie M.
Jewell, 52, died Wednesday at Springfield Hospital.

She was born in Wolcott, Vt., on Dec. 25, 1944, the daughter of Elmer and Catherine (Alexander) Fleming. She received her education at People's Academy in Hardwick, Vt.

She married Everett Jewell on March 17, 1964, in Charlestown. He died in 1994.

Mrs. Jewell worked at Mack Molding for several years and at Readex as a care giver for two years.

She was a Chester resident for 33 years, loved children and enjoyed reading.

Survivors include one son, Patrick Jewell of Chester; three daughters, Korrena Gleason of Springfield, Karen Parker of Chester and Kelly Douglas of Chester; one brother, Leslie Fleming of Springfield; five sisters, Vera Corliss of Springfield, Evelyn Cleveland of Springfield, Pauline Andrews of East Hardwick, Gladys LaPlante of Springfield and Cathy Bell of Lititz, Pa.; six grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, with the Rev. John Mahler officiating.

Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Chester.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., The Maltex Building, 431 Pine St., Burlington, Vt. 05401; or to: Vermont Heart Association, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495. 

Lois Cram, 80
PUTNEY, Vt. -- Lois E.
Cram, 80, of Putney Meadows and formerly of Springfield, died Saturday at the Eden Park Nursing Home in Brattleboro, Vt., after a brief illness.

She was born in Ellery Center, N.Y., on Dec. 12, 1916, the daughter of Homer and Margaret (Welch) Sager.

In 1941 she married Floyd Cabana, who died in 1945. She married Charles Winchester in 1948 and he died in 1972. In 1990 she married Clinton Cram of Springfield. He died in 1994.

Mrs. Cram was a member of the Brattleboro Church of Christ and received her high school diploma from the Brattleboro Union High School in 1988.

Her favorite hobbies included sewing, crossword puzzles, playing her guitar and her cat "Friskie." Survivors include one son, Earl Cabana of North Concord, Vt.; four granddaughters; 13 great-grandchildren; her mother, Margaret Sager (105 years old), and her sister, Eva Attwood, both of Essex Jct., Vt.; one niece and two nephews.

She was also predeceased by her father, three brothers and one great-grandson, Kenneth Bartlett.

There will be no visiting hours.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on July 11 in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield with John Tengren officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Church of Christ, 75 Western Ave., Brattleboro, Vt. 05301.

Arrangements are being handled by the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield. 

Margaret Holt, 69
SHREWSBURY, Mass. -Margaret Uniack Holt, 69, died Thursday in her home.
She was born in Somersworth, N.H., on Oct. 28, 1927, the daughter of John Reidy and Margaret Tracy (Ryan) Uniack.

Mrs. Holt grew up in Somersworth and graduated from Somersworth High School. She attended Keene Teachers College, now Keene State College.

She had formerly resided in Farmington, Maine, and Grantham. For many years she was an active fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association.

Mrs. Holt served as a Girl Scout leader, and she and her husband worked with students from Lebanon, N.H., schools with the Four Seasons Outing Club.

Survivors include her husband, Robert S. Holt of Shrewsbury; two daughters, Kathy Holt and Betsy Holt; one son, Rob Holt; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday in the St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Waterville Street (Route 30), North Grafton, Mass.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the North Road Cemetery in Sunapee.

The Robert C. Roney Funeral Home in North Grafton is in charge of the arrangements. 

Marvin Lapp, 62
CHESTER -- Marvin W.
Lapp, 62, died Sunday at the Springfield Hospital.

He was born in Perkasie, Pa., on April 17, 1935, the son of Norman and Mabel (Wismer) Lapp. He graduated from Perkasie High School.

He married Emily Shisler on Oct. 4, 1958, in Finland, Pa.

Mr. Lapp had been a Chester resident since 1965. He was a self-employed painter for several years.

He also enjoyed playing ten Survivors include his wife, Emily Lapp of Chester; three sons, Eric Lapp of Pittsford, Vt., Daryl Lapp of Wellesley, Mass., and Philip Lapp of Ira, Vt.; two brothers, Leroy Lapp of Morgantown, W.Va., and Gordon Lapp of Philadelphia, Pa.; one sister, Esther Kempf.

of Shickly, Neb.; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by one sister, Margaret Relmer.

There will be no visiting hours.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Chester Congregational Church with the Rev. John Mahler officiating.

Burial will be in Pleasantview Cemetery in Chester.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Chester Recreational Department, in care of the tennis program and facilities.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home on Main Street in Chester. 

Marie Sullivan
BELLOWS FALLS -- Marie G. Sullivan of Allston, Mass., died Sunday.
Survivors include: one son, Ronald C. Sullivan of Sudbury, Mass.,; two sisters, Sophie Carpenter of Bellows Falls and Betty Aldrich of Norwich, Vt.; and three grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy Kelly, and a brother, Nicholas Goutas.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Immanuel Church Cemetery in Bellows Falls.

Lehman and Reen Funeral Home in Brighton, Mass., is handling the arrangements. 

Margaret Wright, 89
WESTMINSTER Margaret Potter Wright, 89, of Route 5 died June 17, at her home.
She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 11, 1908, the daughter of Warren E. and Isabell (DeRoque) Potter.

She was a 1930 graduate of the Keene Normal School (now Keene State College) in Keene, N.H., with a bachelor's degree in French.

Mrs. Wright did her practice teaching in Acworth and taught at the Green Street School in Brattleboro, Vt.

She married Alfred Kingsbury Wright on July 1, 1937, in Westminster.

She was a member of the Retired Vermont Teachers Association and the Women's Club of Westminster.

Survivors include one son, David Wright of Westminster; two brothers, Robert Potter of Westminster and Warren Potter of Bellows Falls; also nieces and nephews.

There will be no visiting hours.

Private funeral services will, be held Saturday at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls.

Burial will take place in the Westminster New Cemetery. 

Michael A. Zotto, 85
CLAREMONT -- Michael A. Zotto, 85, a longtime resident of West Terrace Lane, died Friday at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

He was a native and a lifelong resident of Claremont born on Jan. 6, 1912, the son of Dominic and Angel amaria (Bucchichio) Zotto.

He was a 1930 graduate of Stevens High School.

Mr. Zotto retired in 1977 from Dartmouth Woolen Mill where he worked as a dresser tender for 40 years, and in his younger years drove a taxi in New York City for nearly 10 years.

He was a former police commissioner and was very involved with activities at the Goodwin Community Center and Junior Sports League with his brother Tony.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Armand (Laura) Viens of Rutland, Vt.; three sons, Dominic A. Zotto of Paramus, N.J., William J. Zotto of Beverly, Mass., and Peter M. Zotto of Geneva, Switzerland; nine grandchildren; one sister, Lucy A. Burke of Claremont; also nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Gemma F. (Russo) Zotto on April 9, 1983, and one brother, Anthony N. Zotto on July 28, 1992.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Church.

Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Michael and Gemma Zotto Scholarship Fund, in care of Claremont Savings Bank, 145 Broad St., Claremont, N.H. 03743, to set up a Sports-Music Scholarship in their memory. 

Orvar 'Bill' Ekberg, 95
DELAND, Fla. -- A memorial service and burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Child's Cemetery in Cornish for Orvar Nils "Bill" Ekberg, a former longtime Claremont resident who died Dec. 18, 1996, in North Conway, N.H., while visiting his son. He was 95.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 25, 1901. He attended Columbia University and was part of the engineering team that constructed the Tamiami Trail in Florida.

He married Dorothy Fitts Redlands of Windsor in 1945.

Mr. Ekberg at one time owned the acreage around Rand's Pond in Goshen as well as the original home and camps there. He was employed as a purchasing agent at Joy Manufacturing and retired in 1963 after 33 years of service.

He was the treasurer of the United Methodist Church for many years while living in Claremont. He was an Eagle Scout and an active supporter of the scouts all his life.

Upon retirement, he and his wife made their home in Deland, where he resided until his death. He and his wife enjoyed wonderful summers relaxing at their children's homes in the country as well as on Lake Winnipesaukee for many years. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed woodworking. His real pride was in his grandchildren, to whom he often wrote letters.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Ekberg of Downingtown, Pa., and Donald Ekberg of North Conway; one daughter-in-law, Dora Redlands of Cornish; nine grandchildren; eight greatgrandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Ekberg, in 1980; one stepson, Harry Redlands in 1979; two sisters, Blenda and Brinhill; and two brothers, Ragnar and Gunnar. 

Sidney Mushlin, 86
LEBANON, N.H. -- Sidney B. Mushlin, 86, died Sunday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
He was born in Astoria, N.Y., on April 21, 1911 the son of Morris and Minna (Osterer) Mushlin.

Mr. Mushlin graduated from Bryant High School in Long Island City, N.Y., and attended New York University. He married Muriel Farber on Dec. 25, 1941.

He founded the Cornell Manufacturing Co., of Yonkers, N.Y., and retired in 1976.

He was the founding member of the Jewish Community Center of Harrison, N.Y., and supervised the construction of the building.

He was an avid sailor and became a private pilot, continuing to fly until the age of 84.

But his greatest joy was his family.

Survivors include his wife, of Lebanon; one brother, Irving Mushlin of Hollywood, Fla.; one sister, Esther Porter of Great Neck, N.Y.; one daughter, Marilyn Mushlin Sachs of St. Louis; one son, Miles Mushlin of Hartland; and four grandsons.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Upper Valley Jewish Community Cemetery on Mascoma Street Extension, across from the Valley Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Lebanon Public Library, 11 E. Park Street, Lebanon, N.H. 03766.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Rand-Wilson Funeral Home of Hanover, N.H. 

Terrence 'Terry' Reidy, 61
CLAREMONT -- Terrence "Terry" T. Reidy, 61, of Rose Avenue, a former longtime resident of Wilbraham, Mass., died Monday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
He was born in Palmer, Mass., on Aug. 8, 1935, the son of Frederick B. and Dorothy (Tupper) Reidy.

Mr. Reidy received his education in the Springfield, Mass., public school system and was a graduate of the former Springfield (Mass.) Trade School.

He was a self-employed truck driver for many years and a police officer in the town of Wilbraham.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 8086, Port Orange, Fla., and a former parishioner of St. Cecilia's Church in Wilbraham.

Survivors include: his mother; three daughters, Patricia A. Miron and Margaret E. Reidy, both of Port Orange, and Deborah L. Reidy of Claremont; his fiance, Donna L. Riley of Claremont; one brother, Frederick M. Reidy of West Suffield, Conn.; one sister, Mary C. Keough of Springfield, Mass.; and three grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Sampson Chapel of the Acres Funeral Home at 21 Tinkham Road in Springfield, Mass.

A funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia's Church in Wilbraham.

Burial will be in Woodland Dell Cemetery in Wilbraham.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation Inc., 813 Williams St., Suite 202A, Box 61210, Longmeadow, Mass.  01106-1210. 

Treva Golden, 88
ANDOVER, Vt. -- Treva H. Golden, 83, died Saturday in the Springfield Hospital.

She was born in Windham, Vt., on June 5, 1914, the daughter of Earl and Bertha (Giles) Holden.

She was a 1931 graduate of Chester High School. On Oct. 22, 1933 she married Cecil Golden in New Haven, Conn.

Mrs. Golden worked for Vermont Talc in Chester for 20 years prior to her retirement.

She also worked for Fayette Scott and Bill Arrison as a bookkeeper and was employed at the town office for several years.

She was an Andover resident for more than 35 years, was a member of the Andover Historical Society and was also active in doing research for the Chester Alumni.

Mrs. Golden was active with the senior citizens in Weston, attended the Andover Community Church and enjoyed crafts and reading.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne E. Golden of North Springfield and Jay C. Golden of Chester; two daughters, Wanda Eubank of Shelbina, Mo., and Lani Williams of St. George, S.C.; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by one brother, Horace Holden, as well as by her husband, Cecil, in 1989.

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

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Andover Community Church with the Rev. John Marten officiating.

Burial will be in Middletown Cemetery in Andover.

Memorial contributions may be made to: the Chester High School Alumni, Chester, Vt.

05143; or to: Andover Historical Society, Andover, Vt. 05143 

William 'Bill' Ryan, 70
WELLS, Maine -- William "Bill" F. Ryan of Charlie Loop Road, a former well-known Claremont resident, died Wednesday at the Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine, after a brief illness. He was 70.
He was born in Claremont on Jan. 19, 1927, the son of Fred and Marion (Horton) Ryan. He was a Stevens High School graduate.

During World War II he served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater.

Mr. Ryan was employed for 30 years with Joy Manufacturing Co. in Claremont before retiring. He then managed the Claremont Municipal Federal Credit Union for 15 years and after retiring from there in 1985, he moved to Wells.

Mr. Ryan was an active member of his new community, serving on the Board of Trustees of the Wells Public Library, and as a member and treasurer of the Friends of the Wells Public Library. On Nov. 6, 1995, the new entrance to the library was dedicated to him. He also served on the town committees of the Wells Comprehensive Plan, the Capital Improvement Committee and the Wells Emergency Medical Services Board.

He was a charter member and a Paul Harris Fellow of the Wells Rotary Club and was an active "behind the scenes" person in the club, making the work of others easier by doing many tasks without being asked.

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Darlene (Cutter) Ryan of Wells; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Nancy) Girard of Bedford, N.H., and Janet A.

Hale of Brookfield, Mass.; three stepsons, Michael Fuller of Wells, Charles Fuller of Edina, Minn., and Thomas Fuller of Charlestown; two brothers, Harry Ryan of Claremont and Roger Ryan of New London, N.H.; one sister, Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) Luce of Claremont; and seven grand He was predeceased by one daughter, Kathy Ryan, in 1977.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bibber Memorial Chapel at 1 1 1 Chapel Road in Wells with the Rev. Sherwood Treadwell officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Friends of the Wells Public Library, P.O. Box 699, Wells, Maine 04090.


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