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Aili Ciufo, 78
LUDLOW -- Aili Lempi Ciufo, 73, died Wednesday (July 9, 1997) at her son's home in Mount Holly, Vt.
She was born in New York City on Nov. 13, 1923, the daughter of Sulo and Lempi Lehtola. She was raised in Perkinsville.

Mrs. Ciufo was a Springfield High School graduate and worked for the Springfield Savings and Loan for several years. She also worked for Singleton's Store in Proctorsville.

She married Antonia Ciufo on June 20, 1953. He died in January 1995.

She was a member of the Finnish American Society Chapter of Ludlow and the Church of Annunciation, also of Ludlow.

Survivors include one son, Anthony Ciufo of Mount Holly; one daughter, Cindy Billings of Mount Holly; three grandsons and one granddaughter.

She was predeceased by one brother, Arnold.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of Annunciation in Ludlow. The Rev. Joseph Lagor will officiate.

Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow.

Memorial donations may be made to: Ludlow Visiting Nurses Association, 26 Main St., Ludlow, Vt. 05149; or to: Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756. 

Barbara Squires, 89
CHARLESTOWN Barbara K. Squires, 89, for-, merly of Burrough Road, died Tuesday at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a long illness.
She was born in Durham, Conn., on June 3, 1908, the daughter of Robert and Jessie (Francis) Meigs.

She was a resident of this area since 1992 and resided previously in Naugatuck, Conn., where she was employed as a sales clerk by Breen's, a women's clothing store.

Mrs. Squires was a member of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, as well as the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Women's Study Group, all of Naugatuck.

Survivors include two daughters, Judith Fischer of Williamsville, N.Y., and Cynthia Whitlock of Charlestown; seven grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Seymour Squires, in 1962.

There will be no calling hours.

Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Grove Cemetery in Naugatuck.

Arrangements are being handled by the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont. 

Bertrand DeLong, 53
NEWPORT -- Bertrand R.
DeLong, 53, of Laurel Street died Wednesday at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity.

He was born in Claremont on Jan. 12, 1944, the son of Carl E. DeLong, Sr. and Ruth (MacPhee) DeLong, and had resided in Newport for most of his life.

Mr. DeLong graduated from high school in Manchester, N.H., in 1961 and then served in the Army. He was a cook at the Sullivan County Nursing Home.

Mr. DeLong was an accomplished artist who sold many paintings. He enjoyed the outdoors and cooking for his family and friends.

Survivors include: his mother, Ruth DeLong of Newport; his father, Carl E. DeLong of Worcester, Mass.; one son, David Higgins of Concord, N.H.; one brother, Carl E. DeLong Jr. of Hawaii; two sisters, Shirley Dodge and Heather DeLong, both of Newport; two grandsons and one granddaughter; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two daughters, Debra and Kathy DeLong.

There will be no visiting hours.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at St. Patrick's Church in Newport. The Rev. Daniel Bernier will officiate.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society, in care of Eileen Eroszonak, 8 Marcotte Ave., Claremont, N.H. 03743.

The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home of Newport is handling the arrangements. 

Beverly Miles, 69
LEBANON, N.H. -- Beverly E. Miles, 69, died Sunday at her home.
She was born on May 10, 1928, the daughter of Clyde and Florence (Kimball) Rich.

At a young age she was adopted by her aunt, Mabel (Kimball) Mayette, and her uncle, James Mayette.

She was a 1946 graduate of Montpelier (Vt.) High School and a 1948 graduate of Vermont Junior College in Montpelier.

She married Wayne L. Miles in Lebanon on July 2, 1955, and they were stationed in several parts of the world while her husband served 17 years in the Air Force.

In 1975 they moved to Montpelier where Mrs. Miles worked as a secretary for Johnson Artesian Well Co. They moved to Lebanon in 1993.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Miles of Lebanon; one son, James L. Miles of Brevard, N.C.; one daughter, Sherri Miles of White River Junction, Vt.; one brother, Clyde Seavey of Candia, N.H.; two sisters, Marilyn Meade of Roaring Gap, N.C., and Natalie Barber of Bellows Falls; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction.

Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire, 325 Mount Support Road, Lebanon, N.H. 03766. 

Beryl Reed, 71
WATERVILLE, Maine -Beryl Jean Reed, 71, died Wednesday.
She was born in Reading, Pa., on May 26, 1926, the daughter of George and Frances May (Benstead) Evans. She was a 1944 graduate of Mount Penn High School in Pennsylvania.

On June 26, 1948, she married Douglass K. Reed. They had resided in Waterville for the past 29 years.

Mrs. Reed had been an active member of the Central Maine Garden Club, where she was a two time Tri-Color Award Winner of the Garden Club. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of which she was a former deacon.

She was also a member of the 50 plus Club, the Women's Fellowship and the Evening Sandwich Program. Mrs. Reed was the 2nd prize winner of the Blueberry Pie Contest at the Clinton Maine Fair. She was honored as the Cook of the Week in Kutztown, Pa.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia E. Glynn of South Berwick, Maine, Molly R. Kershner of Gorham, Maine and Katherine B. Shaw of Scarborough, Maine; one son, Douglass B. Reed of Garmisch, Germany; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Congregational Church in Waterville.

Memorial donations may be made to: American Diabetes Association; the Maine State YMCA Camp; YMCA Camp Coniston of New Hampshire; or the First Congregational Church of Waterville; in care of The First Congregational Church of Waterville on Eustis Parkway, Waterville, Maine 04901. 

Benjamin Roman, 93
EAST ALSTEAD -- Benjamin D. Roman, 93, of Forest Road, died Sunday at his home after a period of failing health.
He was born in Hyde Park, Mass., on Nov. 13, 1903, the son of John and Elizabeth Roman.

He graduated from Hyde Park High School, where he played football and baseball.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Brown University in Providence, R.I., where he also played football. He also held a master's degree from Boston University and a law degree from Suffolk Law School.

He had taught Latin at Brookline (Mass.) High School and had been a teacher at Phillips Exeter Academy, headmaster at Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., and assistant headmaster at the Peddie School in Highstown, N.J.

He then moved to Providence and was dean of students at Brown University until retiring in 1969, when he moved to East Alstead. He received the Brown Bear Award in 1980 and was professor emeritus at Brown University.

Mr. Roman was a member of the Second Congregational Church in East Alstead and the Alstead Masonic Lodge. For 20 years he ran the Warren Pond School in East Alstead.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Sandra (Shuman) Roman of East Alstead; two daughters, Catherine Jahos of North Long Branch, N.J., and Sally Wright of Sarasota, Fla., both of whom spend summers in East Alstead; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one nephew.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine (Fread) Roman.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Second Congregational Church in East Alstead.

Burial will be in the family lot at East Alstead Cemetery.

The Fletcher Funeral Home of Keene is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers in his name to the Second Congregational Church, in care of Marsha White, East Alstead, N.H. 03602. 

Blanche Kenney, 87
BRISTOL, N.H. -- Blanche I A. Kenney, 87, died Tuesday (July 8, 1997) at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill.
She was born in Londonderry, N.H., the daughter of William and Caroline (Raymond) Gage.

Prior to her retirement she was a cook at the New Hampton (N.H.) School and was a manager of the Iron Gate Lodge.

She was a member of the Bristol Baptist Church and a past nobel grand of Enterprise Rebekah Lodge.

Survivors include one son, Donald Rice of New Hampton; three daughters, Jean Nichols of St. Petersburg, Fla., Elizabeth Tewksbury of Bristol and Janet Burtt of Rumney, N.H.; 10 grandchildren; one brother, Edward Gage of Nashua, N.H.; and two sisters, Edith Jewell of Claremont and Muriel Bristor of Falls Church, Va.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard C. Kenney.

There will be no calling hours.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Bristol Baptist Church, with the Rev. Eliot Castillo officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to: Newfound Area Nursing Association, 61 Lake St., Bristol, N.H. 03222; or to: Bristol Baptist Church, 1 Summer St., Bristol, N.H. 03222.

The Emmons Funeral Home of Bristol is handling the arrangements. 

Casper Woodcock Sr., 82
CHESTER -- Casper G.
Woodcock Sr., 82, a former longtime resident of Weston, Vt., died Sunday at Springfield Hospital.

He was born in Weston on Nov. 16, 1914, the son of Harrison and Clara (French) Woodcock. He received his education at Chester High School.

Mr. Woodcock owned and operated the Green Valley Farm in Weston for many years.

On Jan. 22, 1934, he married Anna Drury in Weston. She died in 1996.

He was a member of the Grange for several years and played guitar with the Andover Boys for several years.

Survivors include one son, Casper Woodcock Jr. of Hydeville, Vt.; three daughters, Rita Abbey of Claremont, Shirley Farrar of Westminster and Alita Parody of South Deerfield, Mass.; one brother, Malcolm Woodcock of Perkinsville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also predeceased by one brother, Francis.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home on Main Street in Chester.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Church on the Hill in Weston, with the Rev. Kermit Rielly officiating.

Burial will take place in Pleasantview Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to: American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate Inc., 12 Hurrican Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495; or to: Visiting Nurses Association, P.O. Box 410, Chester, Vt. 05143. 

Cecelia Mozden, 80
CLAREMONT -- Cecelia M.
Mozden, 80, of Beckwith Avenue died Friday at her home after a brief illness.

She was born in Webster, Mass., on Nov. 20, 1916, the daughter of James and Mary (Moronczyk) Kenney. She resided in Claremont for 54 years.

On Sept. 5, 1938, she married Stanley W. Mozden. He died on Feb. 24, 1992.

She and her husband owned and operated Stan's Market on Maple Avenue for 20 years and sold it in 1968.

Mrs. Mozden had taken numerous educational courses at New Hampshire Technical College.

She was very involved in community organizations such as the Friends of the Fiske Free Library, Ladies Union Aid Society, Partners in Health, Home Health Care Wellness Committee, and sat on the board of Community Transportation Service, St. Mary Cemetery Association, and Claremont's First Night Committee.

She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Virgil H. Barber No. 892 and the Claremont Country Club.

She was the founder, charter member and served as president of the Claremont Area Chapter of the AARP in 1988.

She served on the AARP State Legislative Committee as well as on various other committees. She was the organizer of many day trips. At the time of her death she was the district coordinator of AARP and also the chairperson of the committee investigating the possibility of opening a permanent fulltime senior center in Claremont.

In May 1995 she received the Joseph D. Vaughn Senior Citizen Award by the New Hampshire State Committee on Aging in recognition of Outstanding Leadership and Meritorious Achievements on behalf of older citizens, and on Sept. 17, 1995, she received the Governor's Volunteer Recognition Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The award was presented by Gov. Stephen Merrill.

Survivors include one son, Stanley W. Mozden Jr., of Farmington, Maine; two daughters, Patricia MozdenPolito of South Daytona, Fla., and Kathleen Lewis of South Yarmouth, Mass.; four grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.

She was also predeceased by one son, Navy Capt. James P. Mozden, on Jan. 25, 1973.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Members of the Catholic Daughters will conduct a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday in St. Joseph Church. The Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor, will be celebrant.

Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorial donations are suggested by the family to be made in her name to: St. Joseph Church Renovation Fund, P.O.

Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to: United Parkinson Foundation, 360 West Superior St., Chicago, Ill. 60610. 

Dena Griffin, 73
WESTMINSTER WEST -Dena M. Griffin, 73, of Westminster West Road died Saturday at home after a lengthy illness.
She was born in Queens Village, New York City, on Oct.

22, 1923, the daughter of George M. and Marguerite (Smythe) Johnston. She attended schools in New York City and was a graduate of Dominican Commercial High School.

Mrs. Griffin worked for Shell Oil Co. in Rockefeller Center, N.Y., and for many years as a real estate and legal secretary in New York.

She and her husband moved to Vermont in 1986. She was a member and communicant of St. Edmund's Church in Saxtons River.

Survivors include her husband, Herbert Griffin, of Westminster West; one son, George T. Griffin of Northport, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one daughter, Patricia Ann GrifFin, in 1955.

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 noon Tuesday in St. Edmund's Church with the Rev. John Scully as celebrant.

Burial will take place in Saxtons River Cemetery after the service.

Douglass Reed, 72
WATERVILLE, Maine -Douglass Keeley Reed, 72, died Wednesday.
He was born in Reading, Pa., on Nov. 18, 1925, the son of Edwin A. and Edith (Brunner) Reed. He was a 1943 graduate of Mount Penn High School and a graduate of the University of Florida.

On June 26, 1948, he married Beryl J. Evans. They had resided in Waterville for the past 29 years.

Mr. Reed had worked with the Boy Scouts of America prior to his lifelong career with the YMCA. He was affiliated with the local YMCA of Kutztown, Pa. He then acted as the executive director of the Sullivan County YMCA of New Hampshire where he first was the director of Camp Soangetaha and later Camp Coniston in Croydon. He became state executive for the Maine YMCA in 1968 until his retirement in 1989.

Upon retirement he fullfilled his dream of obtaining his pilots license in 1990.

He was active in the R.B. Hall Band, Meals on Wheels, as a school crossing guard and in the Rotary Club where he became involved in fireworks displays. As a member of the First Congregational Church of Waterville, he held the position of moderator as well as serving on many boards and committees.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia E. Glynn of South Berwick, Maine, Molly R. Kershner of Gorham, Maine Katherine B. Shaw of Scarborough, Maine; and one son, Douglass B. Reed of Garmisch, Germany; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Congregational Church in Waterville.

Memorial donations may be made to: American Diabetes Association; the Maine State YMCA Camp; YMCA Camp Coniston of New Hampshire; or the First Congregational Church of Waterville; in care of The First Congregational Church of Waterville on Eustis Parkway, Waterville, Maine 04901. 

Earl Hastings, 80
KEENE, N.H. -- Earl H. Hastings, 80, of Pinehurst Avenue, died Sunday at Harborside Healthcare-Applewood in Winchester, N.H., after a period of failing health.

He was born in Keene on Sept. 26, 1916, the son of Carl B. and Bertha (Marsella) Hastings. He grew up in Brattleboro, Vt., and was a lifelong Keene resident.

During World War II he was a sergeant in the Army, Company D, 405th Infantry Regiment. He was a member of the Gordon-Bissell American Legion Post No. 4 in Keene and the Winchester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3982.

He worked at the former Sprague and Carleton Furniture Co. in Keene for 23 years. After retiring he worked part-time for Indian Head Bank in Keene, now part of Fleet Bank.

Mr. Hastings was a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society.

Survivors include one son, Earl F. Hastings of Winchester; three daughters, Rose Tardy' of Charlestown, Celia St. Pierre of Keene and Mary Hastings of Troy, N.H.; one brother, Herman Hastings of Keene; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Veronica (Burke) Hastings, in 1982; two brothers, Floyd Hastings and Ralph Hastings; and one sister, Una Kerbaugh.

A funeral was held Tuesday in the Foley Funeral Home in Keene. Burial followed in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Marlborough, N.H.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to: Keene Lions Club, P.O. Box 62, Keene, N.H. 03431; or to: American Cancer Society, in care of Norma Jean Pinney, P.O. Box 87, West Swanzey, N.H. 03469. 

Edith Hunt, 90
BROWNSVILLE -- Edith Marion Hunt, 90, died Thursday at Mt. Ascutney Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born in Montville, Ohio, on Jan. 27, 1907, the daughter of George and Mary Frank.

Mrs. Hunt graduated from Commerce High School in Cleveland and later moved to Vermont.

She was an auditor and town clerk for the town of West Windsor. She later worked as a legal secretary for the firm of Whitcomb, Clark & Moeser and the law firm of Richards and Lawlor in Springfield.

Mrs. Hunt was active in many Brownsville community organizations, including the PM Club and the Grange. She was an active member of the Brownsville Community Church and a member of the Windsor Chapter of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include two sons, Ross H. Hunt Jr. of Springfield and George W. Hunt of Putney, Vt., and two grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ross H. Hunt, in 1976 and five brothers, Robert, William, George, Albert and James Frank, all of Cleveland.

There will be no visiting hours.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hunt family plot in the Mount Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor.

Memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Vermont and Northern New York Chapter, Richardson Place, P.O. Box 422, Burlington, Vt. 05402. 

Edward Thorburn, 48
WILDER, Vt. -- Edward E.
Thorburn, 48, died Tuesday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medica Center in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born in Lebanon on March 31, 1949, the son o Edward A. and Janet (Baton) Thorburn. He was a 1967 graduate of Hanover High School and served in the Army following his graduation. He later attended Vermont Technical College in Rutland, Vt., for one year.

On July 3, 1971, he married Dolores Castillo in Belen, N.M.

Mr. Thorburn worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., in Windsor until the plant closed in 1988. For the past five years he worked at Mowers News Service in White River Junction, Vt.

Survivors include his wife, Delores Thorburn of Wilder; his parents of Norwich, Vt.; two sons, Raymond E. Thorburn of West Lebanon, N.H., and Andrew J. Thorburn of Wilder; one daughter, Linda S. Thorburn of Wilder; four sisters, Jean Astley and Ellen Thorburn, both of Norwich, Sue Coburn of South Strafford, Vt., and Rose Westling of Milton, Fla.; one granddaughter; also nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one brother, James Thorburn in 1989.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 tonight at the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction.

A memorial service will b held at 10 a.m. Monday in th Sacred Heart Church in Leba Burial will be held at a late date in Hillside Cemetery in Norwich.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 485, Williston Vt. 05495 

Francis 'Frank' Cleary, 88
CLAREMONT -- Francis "Frank" T. Cleary, 83, of Grand Street died Sunday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
A native and lifelong resident of Claremont, he was born on Feb. 22, 1914, the son of Thomas H. and Annie M. (Keating) Cleary. He attended St. Mary Grammar School and was a 1932 graduate of Stevens High School. He also took the apprentice machinist course at Sullivan Machinery Co.

During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps in communications in the Asian, African and European theaters of operation and was wounded in Italy and France.

He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion Post No. 29, both of Claremont.

On Feb. 18, 1946, he married Evelyn Pedersen.

Mr. Cleary worked for a few years in clothing sales in Burlington, Vt., and returned to Claremont, where he worked at David Heller Co., a men's clothing store on Pleasant Street, for a total of 38 years.

He later worked for Dan Monetta Shoe Service for three years.

Mr. Cleary worked as a stock control supervisor at the Claremont Vocational-Technical College for three years and retired in 1975.

He was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of Claremont. He was associated with the Yacht Club Orchestra for 30 years, playing the trombone, violin and singing. He enjoyed traveling and made several trips to Europe, Canada and the eastern half of the United States. He also loved doing crafts with wood and metal, restoring antique furniture and being a handyman.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn P. Cleary, of Claremont; three sisters, Virginia Hoye of Taunton, Mass., Carolyn Connors of Hull, Mass., and Kathryn White of Hanover, N.H.; also one aunt, and nieces, nephews and He was predeceased by one brother, Edward W. Cleary on Aug. 26, 1964.

There will be no visiting hours.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley Piwowar, pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in Union Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in his name in lieu of flowers to: St. Joseph Church Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743; or to: Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756-0001. 

Garrett MacLaren, infant
WOODSTOCK, Vt. -- Word has been received that Garrett William MacLaren, infant son, of Stanley and Susan (O'Brien) MacLaren, has died.
Survivors include his parents of Woodstock; one sister, Caitlyn MacLaren of Woodstock; paternal grandfather Robert MacLaren of Plainfield; paternal great-grandmother Mary Codling of East Montpelier, Vt.; maternal grandmother Louise O'Brien of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; maternal great-grandmother Cecelia Hinman of Jamaica Plain; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth A. MacLaren, and his maternal grandfather, John J. O'Brien.

There will be no visiting hours.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church in Woodstock. The Rev. William P. Gallagher, pastor, will officiate.

Burial will be at Taftsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Children's Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD), One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756. 

Gloria Barton, 77
WOODSTOCK, Vt. -- Gloria E. Barton, 77, of RFD No. 1 died Saturday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a sudden illness. Before moving to Woodstock she resided in Springfield and Newport.
Mrs. Barton was born in Hartland on May 15, 1920, the daughter of Clare and Leon Blood.

She graduated from Hartford (Vt.) High School. In 1971, at the age of 50 she received her LPN from the New Hampshire Vocational Technical School in Claremont.

On June 18, 1938, she married Charles M. Barton.

Among her places of employment, were Windsor Products in Kellyville, the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity and Woodlawn Manor Nursing Home in Newport. She had many private duty nursing opportunities and, along with her husband, cared for many elderly clients.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Claremont.

She was predeceased by a sister, Peggy Maguire, a son, Donald, and a great-grandson, Dan Barton.

Survivors include her husband, Charles, of Woodstock; six sons, Freeman of Salem, Mass., David of Newport, Philip of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, Calvin of Claremont, Benjamin of Newport, and Robert of Bonifay, Fla.; three sisters, Gwendolyn (Chic) Miller of Freeport, Fla., Genevieve (Gen) Naramore of Chelsea, Vt., and Geraldine (Geri) Barton of San Diego; one brother, Gordon Blood Sr. of Newport and Freeport, Fla.: 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and foster children.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, 97 Maple Ave., Claremont. Mrs.

Barton donated her body to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, so a service of committal will be held later.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Claremont Christian Academy, 97 Maple Ave, Claremont, N.H. 03743. 

Glenn Bishop, 96
ORWELL, N.H. -- Glenn S.
Bishop, 96, a longtime Orwell resident, died Tuesday at Springfield Hospital.

He was born in Orwell on Jan. 10, 1901, the son of Eugene O. and Ida (Steadman) Bishop. He received his education in Orwell and was a 1918 graduate of the Vermont Agricultural School in Randolph Center.

Mr. Bishop owned and operated a dairy farm in Orwell for many years, retiring in 1963.

After retiring from farming, he was employed as the sexton of the Mountain View Cemetery for 20 years. He also served the town of Orwell as an auditor and was a cemetery commissioner for several years.

Mr. Bishop was a member of the First Congregational Church of Orwell, serving as a deacon of the church and as a choir member and soloist. He was a member of the Mount Independence F. & A.M. for 75 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Margaret L. Bishop of Sharon, Mass.; two sons, Francis G. Bishop of Saxtons River and Frederic W. Bishop of Waterbury, Vt.; one sister, Leda Cooke of Bourne, Mass.; five grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Doris (Slack) Bishop in 1981, and one sister, Dorothy Shepardson.

There will be no visiting hours.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church in Orwell with Karen Woffenden, lay minister of Christ's Church of Saxtons River, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mount View Cemetery in Orwell.

After the service the family will received family and friends at the church hall.

Memorial donations may be made to the Saxtons River Rescue Squad or to the First Congregational Church of Orwell, through the Durfee Funeral Home Inc., 119 North Main St., P.O. Box 86, Fair Haven, Vt. 05743. 

Gladys Stoddard, 87
CHESTER -- Gladys L. Stoddard, 87, died Wednesday at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. She had lived in Chester since 1933.
She was born Nov. 16, 1909, in Cavendish, the daughter of Charles and Lizzie (Pratt) Quinn.

She graduated from Vermont Academy in Saxtons River in 1928.

She married Harold Stoddard on Sept. 30, 1933, in Granville, N.Y.

Mrs. Stoddard worked for Jameson's Market for many years and also was a dietician at Springfield Hospital. She ran Stoddard's Garage in Chester for many years as well.

She was a member of the Chester Baptist Church and the Pomona Grange, where she held several offices. She was a 7th degree member of the Grange, having joined in 1933.

Survivors include three sons: Ralph Stoddard of Charlestown, Arnold Stoddard of Ludlow and Francis Stoddard of Quechee, Vt.; one brother, Hollis Quinn of Cavendish; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and She was predeceased by her husband in 1954, one brother, Forrest Quinn, one sister, Marjorie Garrapy, one great-grandson, Paul Stoddard, and one step-son, Gordon Stoddard.

Calling hours will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home on Main Street in Chester.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tom Charleton officiating.

Burial will be held at North Street Cemetery in Chester.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Steeple Fund, Chester Baptist Church, Chester, Vt. 05143; or to the Gill Odd Fellows Home Activities Fund, 7 Gill Terrace, Ludlow, Vt. 05149. 

Hazel Carr, 48
CHARLESTOWN -- Hazel, P. Carr, 48, of Connecticut Heights Road died Thursday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a sudden illness.
She was born in London, England on Sept. 6, 1948, the daughter of Harry and Lilian (Chalk) Flitton. She came to America in 1950.

Mrs. Carr was employed as an assembly worker for PAC Industries in Charlestown.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 29.

Survivors include her husband, James F. Carr of Charlestown; one daughter, Michelle Ellis of Claremont; her parents, Harry and Lilian Flitton of Claremont; six grandchildren; one brother, Michael Flitton of Newport; two stepdaughters, Lisa Carr and Heather Munson, both of Enfield, Conn.; two aunts, living in England, and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont where a funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Gilmond Boucher, parochial vicar of St.

Mary Church, officiating. The members of the American Legion will conduct their service at 8:30 p.m.

Cremation will follow.

Memorial donations may be made to the Charlestown Ambulance Service p.o. Box 369, Charlestown, N.H. 03603. 

Herbert Van Guilder, 82
LUDLOW -- Herbert Morris Van Guilder, 82, died Monday in Springfield Hospital.
He was born in Tinmouth, Vt., on Dec. 21, 1914, the son of Daniel and Nettie (Pratt) Van Guilder. He received his education in Tinmouth schools.

He married Bernice Preston on May 24, 1936, in Ludlow.

Mr. Van Guilder served in the Army during World War II.

He was a 52-year member of the Ballard-Hobart American Legion Post No. 36 in Ludlow and four-time past commander.

He also tended bar in 1950.

He was a Ludlow resident for more than 50 years and farmed the area for many years. He worked for Putnam Construc- tion as a truck driver, worked for Gay Bros. Woolen Mill as a machinist and was a truck driver for Schmidt Lumber Co.

He retired in 1976 from General Electric of Ludlow and Rutland, Vt., after 26 years of service.

Mr. Van Guilder enjoyed gardening, woodworking, flowers, music and dancing. He was a member of the Moose Club in Springfield and the Owls Club in Ludlow.

Mr. Van Guilder had resided in Cavendish and Proctorsville, and wintered in Florida, for the past 20 years.

Survivors include his wife, Bernice Van Guilder of Ludlow; two sons, Herbert Van Guilder and David Van Guilder, both of Ludlow; four daughters, Elsie Langlais of Ludlow, Dorothy Harris of Panama City, Fla., Wilma Barrett of Keene, N.H., and Barbara Goodell of Springfield; one brother, Eugene Van Guilder of Charlestown; one sister, Winnie Dean of Jacksonville, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the AdamsGendron Funeral Home at 12 Meadow St. in Ludlow.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the United Church in Ludlow with the Rev. Jane Buswell, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Herbert Van Guilder Scholarship Fund, in care of BallardHobart American Legion Post No. 36, Ludlow, Vt. 05149. 

Helen Ballam, 87
KEENE, N.H. -- Helen G. Ballam, 87, formerly of Walpole, died Saturday at Langdon Place in Keene.

She was born in Lebanon, N.H., on April 2, 1910, the daughter of Jesse and Grace Barden. She graduated from Lebanon High School and attended the Randolph (Vt.) School of Nursing.

Mrs. Ballam was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Walpole and the Christian Family Circle in Westminster.

She worked as a clerk at the Allen Brothers Stand in Westminster for many years.

Survivors include two sons, John "Buzz" J. O'Brien Sr., and George O'Brien, both of Walpole; one daughter, Barbara Rosinski of Trenton, Mich.; one brother, Joe Barden of Lebanon; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Louis Ballam.

There will be no visiting hours.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Walpole Cemetery.

The Fenton R Hennessey Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Christian Family Circle Building Fund, 1512 Back Westminster Road, Westminster, Vt. 05158. 

Inez Brownell, 77
CLAREMONT -- Inez M.
Brownell, 77, of Hillside Terrace died Wednesday at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Claremont, born on May 7, 1920, the daughter of Alfred and Mary (Gagnon) Giguere.

Mrs. Brownell worked for 10 years at the Sylvania plant in Hillsboro, N.H., retiring in 1974.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean E. Serkownek of Cleveland and Mrs. Jocelyn (Brenda I.) Ouellette of Charlestown; two grandchildren; and cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Claude B. Brownell on July 1, 1979; two brothers, Henry A. Giguere in 1973 and Rudolph J. Giguere in 1982; and three sisters, Edna Blair in 1989, Florence P. Nolet in 1990 and Alvina Trudeau in 1996.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Church with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery in Claremont.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the St. Joseph Church Renovation Fund, P.O. Box 824, Claremont, N.H. 03743. 

Jean Butler, 67
PROCTORSVILLE -- Jean Audrey Butler, 67, died Thursday at her residence in Proctorsville.
She was born in Stamford, Conn., on July 12, 1929, the daughter of Peter and Senta (Hiedorn) Meyer. She received her education in Stamford schools.

On June 5, 1954, she married Bruce William Butler in Stamford.

Mrs. Butler was a member of St. James Church in Proctorsville. She enjoyed crafts and reading.

Survivors include her husband of Proctorsville; one daughter, Sharon Belinski of Sefner, Fla.; one stepson, Gregory Butler of Easthampton, Conn.; three brothers, Peter Meyer, Louis Meyer and Paul Meyer, all of Stamford; two sisters, Helen Hanson of Ridgefield, Conn., and Ann Meyer of Stamford; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and She was predeceased by two brothers, Vincent and Robert Meyer and one sister, Madeline Chevanudo.

Calling hours were held Saturday in the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home in Ludlow.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in St. James Methodist Church in Proctorsville with the Rev. William Scherswerts officiating.

Burial will be held in the Cavendish Cemetery in Cavendish.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to the Jean Audrey Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Faye Miner, P.O. Box 301, Proctorsville, Vt. 05153. 

John Gokey, 30
SPRINGFIELD -- John Allen Gokey, 30, was found dead Wednesday in Brandon, Vt.
He was born in Barre, Vt., on March 15, 1967, the son o Robert and Beverly (Gabaree Gokey Sr. He was educated in Woodstock, Vt., and Windsor schools.

Mr. Gokey was employed by Gilcris Enterprizes of Proctorsville as an equipment operator. He was an outdoors person who enjoyed camping, hiking, NASCAR racing and horseshoe pitching.

Survivors include his wife, Joanne Gokey of North Springfield; one son, John Bowen of Corinth, Vt.; one daughter, Christina Marie Gokey of Claremont; his father, Robert Gokey Sr., of Barre; his mother, Beverly Coleman of Windsor; two brothers, Robert Gokey Jr., of Montana and Raymond Gokey of Ascutney; three sisters, Tina Prior of Bridgewater, Vt., Trudee Gokey of Pomona, Calif., and Anna Gokey of Ascutney; also several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by one brother, Richard Gokey.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Miller Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard White, pastor of the Brandon Congregational Church, officiating.

Burial will follow with a graveside committal service in the Pine Hill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Springfield Humane Society, Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield Vt. 05156. 

Joan Randall, 88
WEATHERSFIELD -- Joan Randall, 88, formerly of the Connecticut River Road died Saturday at the Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow after a long illness, where she had been a resident for the past five years.
She was born in Lodsworth, Sussex England on Nov. 25, 1908.

During World War II she served as an ambulance driver and received the War Service Certificate from the Queen of England in 1946.

In 1947 she became an exchange teacher, coming to Springfield. Later she went to Castleton State College and received her teaching degree in 1949. She returned to Springfield and taught in the public school system on an elementary level for many years. She retired in 1969, and together with her longtime companion, Alice H. Jackson, resided in Weathersfield for 33 years.

Miss Randall loved gardening and had raised many flowers and vegetables from her home.

Survivors include one niece of England; and two nephews of New Zealand.

She was predeceased by her longtime companion, Alice H. Jackson in September of 1996.

There will be no visiting hours.

A memorial gathering will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the home of Dr. Robert Jackson on Church Street in Chester.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

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

Lena Burke, 88
CLAREMONT -- Lena G. Burke, 88, of Maple Avenue died Monday at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness.
She was born in St. Felix de Kingsey, Canada, on Jan. 31, 1909, the daughter of John and Honora (Cassin) LeBrun. She resided in Claremont for most of her life, and was a member of the first graduating class of St.

Mary High School in 1925.

Mrs. Burke was employed in the old Sullivan Machine Co. in the office for five years and retired in 1930.

She was a communicant of St. Mary Parish.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Barbara) Perras of Amherst, N.H., and Mary Palmer of Sacramento, Calif.; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Stella Richard of Cromwell, Conn.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, George N. Burke, on March 28, 1972, and one grandson, Peter Perras, in 1982.

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

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

Friday in St. Mary Church in Claremont.

Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to: American Diabetes Association, New Hampshire Affiliate Inc., 1001 Elm St., Suite 106, Manchester, N.H. 03101. 

Leona Howard, 89
CLAREMONT -- Leona Howard, 89, died Friday at the Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a long illness.
She was born in Taunton, Mass. on July 5, 1907, the daughter of James and Mary Ann (McGrath) Shaw.

She was a longtime resident of Taunton where she had been employed as a waitress and following retirement, about 10 years ago, she moved to Claremont. Mrs. Shaw had resided on Stevens Street for a brief time, then moved to Blueberry Ridge in Kelleyville before becoming a resident at the nursing home several years ago.

Survivors include one son, Edward Howard of Concord, N.H.; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, William Howard in 1995; and one son, William Howard Jr., in 1952 during the Korean conflict.

There will be no visiting hours.

Graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 12 in Mayflower Hill Cemetery in Taunton.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Roy Funeral Home of 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont. 

Lillias Childs, 96
ORLEANS, Mass. -- Lillias H. Childs, 96, died Friday in Heatherwood Nursing Home.
She was born in Medway, Mass., on Dec. 2, 1900, the daughter of Frank and Lillias B. (Griffin) Stackpole. She was a graduate of Medway High School and attended the Burdett School of Business in Boston.

Mrs. Childs was one of the original members of the Campfire Girls and maintained a lifelong interest in the organization. She was the organist at the Congregational Church in Medway for a number of years.

In 1923 she married Adelbert Childs and they resided the remainder of their lives in Orleans. Following the death of her husband in 1976, she spent winters with her children.

Mrs. Childs, as a wife of a World War I veteran, was active in the American Legion Auxiliary and the 317th Field Signal Battalion Association Auxiliary. The 317th FSB at Camp Devens was the only military unit of World War I to be officially adopted by the Massachusetts Legislature.

She was an active member of the Orleans United Methodist Church for 74 years, serving countless committees and activities during her tenure there. She was a lifelong member of the Medway Schools Alumni Association.

Survivors include one daughter Lillias Myrtle Northwood of Tucson, Ariz.; two sons, Preston A.. Childs of Springfield and George M. Childs of Middletown, R.I.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Nickerson Funeral Home, 77 Elderedge Park Way in Orleans.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Orleans United Methodist Church.

Burial will follow in Orleans Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Orleans United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1565, Orleans, Mass. 02653. 

Martin Duling, 85
NORTH CONCORD, Vt. -- i Martin J. Duling, 85, died Tuesday (July 8, 1997) at Littleton (N.H.) Hospital.
He was born in Windsor on June 23, 1912, the son of Martin J. and Hanora (O'Hare) Duling.

For the past 12 years, he has resided in North Concord and was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in St. Johnsbury, Vt.

Mr. Duling and his wife, Hattie (Downing) (Coutermarsh) Duling, were foster grandparents for several area children. This relationship developed through his daughter and son-in-law's work with the "Futures Unlimited" program at Northeast Kingdom Mental Health.

Survivors include one daughter, Norene Emrick of East Concord; five stepchildren, Theresa Arusiewicz, Deanna Coutermarsh and Anna Marie Spaulding, all of Lebanon, N.H., Ernest Coutermarsh of Andover, Mass., and Delores Coutermarsh of New York; one granddaughter; two greatgrandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and several cousins in the Windsor area.

He was predeceased by his wife, Hattie Duling, in July 1996.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 tonight at the Sayles Funeraal Home in St. Johnsbury.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in St. John Evangelist Church in St. Johnsbury.

Memorial contributions may be made to Caledonia Home Health, P.O. Box 383, St. Johnsbury, Vt. 05819. 

Mary Settanni, 80
BELLOWS FALLS -- Mary M. Settanni, 80, of Morgan Street died Saturday (July 5, 1997) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H.
She was born in West Lebanon, N.H., on Feb. 8, 1917, the daughter of Charles and Eva Jane (Rowell) Carr. She attended schools in Lebanon.

Survivors include one son, Richard Martin of North Carolina; two daughters, Dorothy Derby of Marlborough, N.H., and Janice Cobb of Bellows Falls; five brothers, Horace Carr and Donald Carr, both of Bridgewater, Vt., William Carr of California, Gordon Carr of Rochester, N.H., and Walter Carr of Storrs, Conn.; one sister, Elsie Galoitta of Middleburg, N.Y.; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by husbands William Martin and Daniel Settanni; one brother, Charles Carr; and one sister, Margaret Francia.

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside services will be at the convenience of the family in the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon.

The Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Visiting Nurses Association, 1 Hospital Court, Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101. 

Mildred Fuller, 91
PUTNEY, Vt. -- Mildred E. Fuller, 91, died Saturday in Brattleboro Hospital.

She was born in Chester on Aug. 21, 1905, the daughter of Arthur and Flosie (Leonard) Kingsbury. She received her education in Chester schools.

Mrs. Fuller provided child care in her home in Putney.

She worked for several years gardening for George Aiken and landscaping for Alice Hallway in Putney. She had been a Putney resident for many years.

She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and embroidery painting. She was a member of the Putney Senior Citizens for many years.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathryn Martin of Tunbridge, Vt.; one brother, Theodore Kingsbury of Thomaston, Conn.; three sisters, Kathryn Magoon, Edna Kingsbury and Marjory Putnam, all of Chester; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and She was predeceased by her husband, George Fuller, in 1988; one son, Earl Allard, in 1939; and two brothers, Fred and Francis Kingsbury.

There will be no visiting hours.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Adams-Gendron Funeral Home on Main Street in Chester. The Rev. Tom Charleton will officiate.

Burial will take place in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Putney.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to: Brattleboro Rescue Squad Brattleboro, Vt. 05301; or to: Visiting Nurses Association, 366 River St:, Springfield, Vt. 05156. 

Mirdza Giordano, 77
ALLENSTOWN, N.H. -Mirdza "Mitzy" Giordano, 77 of Chamber Circle died Sunday at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, N.H., after a brief illness.
She was born in Boston on April 4, 1920, the daughter of Charles and Caroline (Lebanovitz) Welmer. She was a 1938 graduate of Groton High School in Groton, Mass., and resided in West Roxbury, Mass., for most of her life. She moved to Allenstown in 1971.

Mrs. Giordano was a bookkeeper at Merck & Co. of Needham, Mass., for many years. She was a member of the Rebakahs' Mary Gordon Bartlett Lodge, the Pembroke Grange Chapter 111, the Ladies Auxiliary Patriotic Militants and the LAPM Ranger Drill Team. She was a volunteer Senior Companion and a member of the Chit Chat Sewing Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Jeanie Sillars of Farmington, N.H., and Ruth Taylor of Sunapee; one stepdaughter, Cheryl Giordano of Everett, Mass.; one granddaughter; and one sister, Elvira Welmer of San Mateo, Calif.

She was predeceased by her husband, William F. Giordano, in 1995 and one son, Alfred Sawizky.

Calling hours are from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Waters Funeral Home, 50 South Main St., Concord, N.H.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. in the Waters Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Dennis A. Broussard, associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church, will officiate.

Burial will be at 1 p.m. in Gethsemane Cemetery in West Roxbury. 

Philip Yunger, 23
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Philip W. Yunger, 23, died on June 27, 1997, due to asthma.

He was born in Washington on Oct. 1, 1973, the son of Philip G. and Barbara (Jones) Yunger. He grew up in Cornish and attended Cornish Elementary School. He moved to Washington at age 13.

Mr. Yunger worked as a freelance stage technician in various theaters around Washington. He was a member of the referral system of Local 22 of the International Association of Theatrical and Stage Employees.

Survivors include his mother, Barbara (Jones) Homeyer of Lebanon, N.H.; his father, Philip Yunger of Washington; a stepmother, Elizabeth Yunger of Washington; two brothers, Joshua Yunger of Lebanon and Coleman Yunger of Washington; and many members of the Jones and Yunger family.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Silver Springs, Md.

Memorial donations may be made by the request of the family to an anti-smoking campaign. 

Ralph 'Bing' Crosby, 82
CLAREMONT -- Ralph V. "Bing" Crosby, 82, of Jacqueline Avenue died Tuesday, July 8, 1997, at DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a long illness.

He was born in Lowell, Mass., on April 27, 1915, the son of Sterling and Bessie (Simpson) Crosby. He resided in Claremont for 66 years.

He was a 1932 graduate of Stevens High School. He was a graduate of Bentley College in Boston with a degree in accounting and business management, and spent three years working for the comptroller of the currency as 'a national bank examiner in New England and New York.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Navy in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Oliver Lacasse Post No. 808, and a life member of the American Legion Post No. 29.

After the service he joined the Claremont National Bank and became chairman and president. He later held the same positions when the bank changed to BankEast of Claremont. He retired on June 30, 1982.

Mr. Crosby was a director of BankEast Corp. of Manchester and Connecticut Valley Electric Co. of Rutland, Vt., a past president of the New Hampshire Bankers Association and a former Rotarian.

He was a member of the Hiram Lodge No. 9 F. & A.M.; Chester-Webb No. 4 R.A.M.; Columbian-St. John Council No. 2 R.&S.M.; Sullivan-Hugh dePayens Commandery No. 6; Scottish Rite Valley of Keene, N.H.; Consistory of Nashua, N.H., 32nd degree; Bektash Temple Shrine of New Hampshire; also the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Elks Lodge No 879.

Survivors include his wife, Beryle (Rowell) Crosby of Claremont, whom he married on Oct. 5, 1941; one son, Gary Crosby of Claremont; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Carole) Borrows of Windham, N.H.; and two grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St., in Claremont. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church with Scott Kearns and the Rev. Kevin P. Cross co-officiating.

Interment will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Drive, Lebanon, N.H. 03756-0001. 

Richard Robinson, 84
RUTLAND, Vt. -- Richard A. Robinson, 84, died Monday at Rutland Regional Medical Center.

He was born in North Springfield on Oct. 17, 1912, the son of Arthur G. and Edith (Austin) Robinson.

He worked for more than 25 years at Jones & Lamson in Springfield.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline (Davis) Robinson of Rutland; two sons, Richard L.

Robinson of Rutland and Stewart K. Robinson of South Burlington, Vt.; one brother, Frank W. Robinson of Valencia, Calif.; three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements are pending with the Tossong Funeral Home of Rutland and will be announced later.

Memorial donations may be made to Rutland Regional Ambulance Service, 275 Stratton Road, Rutland, Vt. 05701. 

Richard 'Bud' Robinson, 76
SPRINGFIELD -- Richard "Bud" G. Robinson, 76, of Bailey Street died suddenly Thursday apon arrival at the Veterans Adminstration Hospital in White River Junction, Vt.
He was born in Hyde Park, Mass., on Nov. 9, 1920, the son of John and Effie (MacLean) Robinson. He was a Vermont resident nearly all his life, attended Springfield schools and was a 1939 graduate of Springfield High School.

He went on to serve in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific. He was a life member of the Robert L. Johnson Post No. 771 Veterans of Foreign Wars of Springfield and a member of the American Legion in both Ludlow and Chester. He was also a member of the China-Burma-India Veterans Association.

On May 3, 1947 he married Mary Pluta in Ludlow.

For several years he was employed at the Jones & Lamson Machine Tool Co., then later worked for the Great Eastern Machine Co., in North Springfield. In 1981 he retired from Whitney Blake Machine Co., in Bellows Falls.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Springfield, the Springfield Senior Center and the A.A.R.P.

He was a life member of the BPOE Elks Lodge No 1560, of Springfield.

Mr. Robinson did volunteer work for the local probationparole department and the American Red Cross. He was a deputy representative of the Veteran's Adminstration Volunteer Services for the State of Vermont.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Robinson of Springfield; one brother, Raymond Robinson of Kingman, Ariz.; two sisters, Althea Robinson of Springfield and Mildred Lupien of Norwich, Vt.; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield. The V.F.W.

members will hold services at 7:30 p.m. and catholic prayers will be recited at 8 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary's Church with the Rev. James M. Shea, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow.

Memorial donations may be made to: Salvation Army, 22 Wales St. Rutland, Vt. 05701; or to: Springfield Senior Center, 139 Main St. Springfield, Vt. 05156. 

Richard Shaw, 83
SPRINGFIELD -- Richard S.; Shaw, 83, died Monday in Fargo, N.D.
He was born in Providence, R.I., on Oct. 3, 1913, the son of Russell H. and Hope Williams (Sessions) Shaw.

He married Dorothy Gordon in Hartford, Conn., in 1941.

Mr. Shaw earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Brown University and worked for Pratt & Whitney Machine Tool Co. in Hartford, Conn.

He went to work for Bryant Grinder Corp., in 1953 as a developmental engineer and served as an engineering administrator before becoming director of personnel and training in 1963. He held that position until he retired in 1976.

Mr. Shaw helped establish a Boy Scout troop in North Springfield and served as scoutmaster for several years.

He was a member of the Springfield School Board for 10 years, playing an active role in designing and building the high school on South Street.

Mr. Shaw was a member of the First Congregational Church of Springfield.

In 1988, he and his wife moved to a retirement community, Riverview Place, for active older adults in Fargo.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Shaw of Fargo; two sons, Richard M. Shaw of Fargo and Russell G. Shaw of Hopkinton, N.H.; one sister, Harriet Keeler of Hudson, Ohio; and four granddaughters.

A memorial service will be held at a later date, to be announced in the Eagle Times by the Davis Memorial Chapel of 99 Summer St., Springfield. 

Rita Watts,72
CHARLESTOWN -- Rita Irene Watts, 72, of Morway Mobile Home Park died Saturday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Medical Center in Lebanon, ' N.H., after a brief illness.
She was born in Montreal, P.Q., Canada on March 23, 1925, the daughter of Emanuel and Saddie (Yadeau) Trudell.

She resided in Charlestown for the past eight years and previously lived in Leominster, Mass., for 20 years.

Mrs. Watts retired in 1987 from Foster Grant Co. in Leominster, where she had worked as a packer for 20 years.

She loved crossword puzzles, playing pool and, especially, fishing.

Survivors include three sons, Robert E. Watts of Londonderry, N.H., Leonard P. Watts of Pacoima, Calif., and Kenneth E. Watts of Lancaster, Calif.; three daughters, Shirley D. Morse of Claremont, June E.

Gagne of Omaha, Neb., and Linda I. Thibodeau of North Charlestown; a special lifelong friend, Sally Albee of Charlestown, with whom she made her home for many years; 20 grandchildren; 23 greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Clarence Watts, in 1981; one daughter, Brenda J. Watts in 1993; one brother, Kenneth E. Trudell; and one sister, Margaret Santois.

Calling hours are from 7 to p.m. Tuesday at the Stringe Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor of St. Joseph Church, officiating. 

R. Lawlor Cooper, 82
SPRINGFIELD -- R. Lawlor Cooper, 82, of Woodbury Road died Wednesday at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., following a brief illness.
He was born in New Brunswick, N.H., on Aug. 13, 1914, the son of Drury and Ester (Nicholas) Cooper.

Mr. Cooper graduated from Amherst College in Amherst, Mass., and later was admitted to the Vermont Bar after studying law in several Vermont law offices. He owned his own law practice in Springfield for 35 years, retiring in 1985.

He was a member of the Springfield Rotary Club and the Vermont Bar Association.

He was active with the Boy Scouts of America, both locally and on a state level. He received the Silver Beaver award and was president of the state council.

Survivors include: two sons, Richard L. Cooper of Drewsville and William N. Cooper of New Gloucester, Maine; four grandchildren; one greatgrandchild; one brother, Theodore Cooper of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Cooper was predeceased by his wife, Helen N. Cooper, on March 25, 1994, and also by six brothers and sisters.

There will be no calling hours.

A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Monday in the First Congregational Church in Springfield with the Rev. Peter V. Marsden, pastor, officiating.

A private committal service will be held for the family in the Oakland Cemetery on Monday morning.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Congregational Church, 77 Main St., Springfield, Vt. 05156.

Arrangments are being handled by the Davis Memorial Chapel. 

Robert Donth, 70
UNI1Y -- Robert U. Donth, 70, formerly of Kellyville, died Tuesday at the Sullivan County Nursing Home.
He was born in Bedford, N.H., on Oct. 18, 1926, the son of Frederick and Anna (Reusch) Donth. He attended school in New Bedford, Mass.

During World War II he served in the Navy. Mr. Donth was a member and past commander of the Newport V.F.W. Club.

He was a Newport resident since 1973 and was a local carpenter.

Survivors include his wife, Claire (Pepin) Donth of Newport; three sons, Robert Donth of Claremont, Frederick Donth of Fitchburg, Mass., and David Donth of Croydon; four sisters, Gladys Fauteux and Lillian Teixeira, both of New Bedford, Dorothy Rose of Worcester, Mass., and Shirley Hoffler of Fairhaven, Mass.; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be no visiting hours.

A graveside committal service will be conducted at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Newport at a time and date to be announced by the NewtonBartlett Funeral Home of Main Street in Newport.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, N.H. 03101-2244. 

Verne Pike, 62
NEWPORT -- Verne L.
"Beanie" Pike, 62, of Sandhill Road died Monday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.

He was born in Newport on July 16, 1934, the son of Hardy and Nydia (Miller) Pike. He attended Newport schools and had resided in Newport all his life.

Mr. Pike worked for Dorr Woolen Mill for 15 years and Sturm, Ruger Co. for 29 years.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Irene (Dunham) Pike of Newport; three sons, V. Steven Pike of Newport, David Pike of Nashua, N.H., and Jeffrey Pike of Croydon; two daughters, Diane Tenney of Newport and Joyce Merrill of Claremont; one brother, Donald Pike of Alexandria, N.H.; three sisters, Irene St. Aubin of Claremont, Norma LaFountain of Newport and Joyce Saab of Salem; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one brother, Hardy Pike Jr., and one sister, Leora Grant.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at 42 Main St. in Newport.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Newport with the Rev. David Snell, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church Sunday School Van Fund, P.O. Box 241, Newport, N.H. 03773. 

Victoria Harty, 83
BEDFORD, N.H. -- Victoria Harty, 83, died Sunday at Catholic Medical Center after a brief illness.
Mrs. Harty was born in Bellows Falls on Dec. 4, 1913, the daughter of Antony and Agnes (Osika) Nauceder. She attended schools in Vermont.

Mrs. Harty traveled extensively throughout the United States with her husband, the late Maj. Patrick H. Harty Jr., who died in 1988.

She coached junior high school basketball and track when she lived in El Paso, Texas. Mrs. Harty also taught CCD at St. Pius X Church in El Paso as well as at St. Raphael's in Manchester, N.H. She was employed by the Donald Street Nursing Home as a certified nursing assistant until her retirement.

Mrs. Harty lived in Bedford since June 1961, upon her husband's retirement from the service. She was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Seton Church.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick H. Harty III of Goffstown, N.H., and Paul Harty of Manchester; two daughters, Kathleen McCrackin of Manchester and Diane Therrien Harty of Merrimack, N.H.; one brother, Simon Nauceder of Bellows Falls; one sister, Frances Zielinski of Bellows Falls; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 tonight at the McHugh Funeral Home at 483 Beech St., on the corner of Hanover Street in Bedford.

The funeral will begin at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday from the funeral home, followed by a Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford.

Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Bedford. 

William Steinman, 77
SPRINGFIELD -- William W. Steinman, 77, of South Street died Monday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a long illness.
He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Aug. 5, 1919, the son of Elmer and Mae (Appel) Steinman. He attended schools in Brooklyn and a vocational school in Bloomfield, N.J.

He married Selma Neuberger on Aug. 10, 1941, in Maplewood, N.J.

Mr. Steinman worked at Westinghouse for 45 years before retiring in 1983. He lived in Livingston, N.J., for 52 years before moving to Springfield in 1993. He was a member of the Masons for 44 years and a member of the St. John's Masonic Lodge No. 41 in Springfield.

Survivors include his wife, Selma Steinman of Springfield; two sons, William E. Steinman of Springfield and Russell L.

Steinman of Basking Ridge, N.J.; one sister, Edna Honey of Wilmington, Del.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield with Masonic services at 8 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Route 103 in Claremont with the Rev. Earl Werdelin, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 1334, Claremont, N.H. 03743.


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