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Barbara Barrows, 67
NORTH BRANFORD, Conn.-- Barbara L. Barrows, 67, formerly of Springfield, died Tuesday (July 15, 1997) at Connecticut Hospice Center in Branford, Conn., after a long illness.

She was born in Tinmouth, Vt., on Dec. 19, 1929, the daughter of Francis and Mabel (Griffith) Mandigo. She was a 1947 graduate of Springfield High School.

She married Joseph Barrows on Oct. 12, 1956, in West Lebanon, N.H.

She and her husband resided in North Branford for the past 31 years and assisted in the operation of his jewelry business.

Mrs. Barrows was a former member of the Crown Point Country Club in Springfield and belonged to the Clinton Country Club for many years.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph Barrows, of North Branford; one daughter, Lori Barrows of Madison, Conn.; two sons, Mark Barrows of Wallingford, Conn., and Stephen Barrows of Branford; four grandchildren; four sisters, Anne Sims of West Palm Beach, Fla., Janice Young of Upland, Calif., Marjorie Rogers and Sylvia Carpenter, both of Springfield; one brother, Francis Mandigo of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Richard Mandigo and Edmund Mandigo.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel. The Rev. Thomas W. Hiltsley, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Connecticut Hospice, 61 Burban Drive, Branford, Conn. 06405; or to: A.L.S. Association, 21021 Ventura Blvd., Suite 321, Woodland Hills, Calif. 91364. 

George Cote, 69
WESTMINSTER -- George William Cote, 69, of Route 5, died suddenly Monday (July 14, 1997) at Springfield Hospital.
He was born in Claremont on April 27, 1928, the son of N.O. and Alice (Canton) Cote. He attended schools in Windsor and Bellows Falls. He was a 1946 graduate of Bellows Falls High School. He also attended Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. During the Korean was he served in the Army.

He married Regina Rushton on Feb. 28, 1960, at Saint Charles Church in Bellows Falls.

Mr. Cote worked in his father's jewelry business, Cote Jewelers in Bellows Falls, taking ownership and operating the business for 35 years.

He was a member of the American Legion Pierce Lawton Post No. 37, the Bellows Falls Elks Club and the Knights of Columbus of Bellows Falls. He served as a Westminster selectman for 37 years and was a member of the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department, serving as assistant chief. He was a member of the Bellows Falls Senior Club and the American Cribbage Congress, a national organization in Illinois, he taught Pee Wee football and was a Little League umpire.

Survivors include his wife, Regina Cote of Westminster; one son, Paul Cote of Westminster; one daughter, Wendy Cote of South Londonderry, Vt.; one sister, Pauline Paquette of Marlborough, N.H.; three grandchildren; and one nephew.

He was predeceased by one daughter, Jane Cote.

Calling hours are from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in the Saint Charles Church in Bellows Falls. The Rev. James McShane will officiate.

Burial will take place in Saint Charles Cemetery in Westminster.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Bellows Falls Senior Center, in care of Rita Hindes, Hyde Street, Bellows Falls, Vt.
05101; or to: Pee Wee Football League, in care of Greg Hilton, Oak Hill Terrace, Bellows Falls, Vt. 05101. 

Margery Johnson, 67
GRANTHAM -- Margery Howe Johnson, 67, died Tuesday ( July 15, 1997) at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
She was born in Los Angeles on Sept. 28, 1929, the daughter of Warren Francis and Irene (Walbert) Howe. She was a 1947 graduate from University School in Columbus, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Wellesley College in 1951.

She married Rogers Bruce Johnson on June 25, 1951, in Worthington, Ohio. They lived in Belmont, Mass.; Worthington; Pittsburgh; Thalwall, Switzerland; and Midland, Mich. After her husband's retirement they lived in Grantham and Scottsdale, Ariz.

In Midland she was on the board of directors of the local Salvation Army and served as chairman. Mrs. Johnson served as president of the Monday Club, a charitable women's organization founded in 1895.

She played tennis, winning a number of championships at the Midland Community Tennis Center. While in Scottsdale she was a volunteer with the El Nino's Reading Program.

Mrs. Johnson traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Canada and the United States. She was an avid reader, hiker and tennis player.

Survivors include her husband of Grantham; two daughters, Wynn Evelyn Goodchild of Denver and Carole Aiken Hall of Scottsdale; two sons, Stephen Bruce Johnson of Fort Collins, Colo., and Herrick Charles Johnson of Redlands, Calif.; one sister, Eleanor Merlin of New York; one brother, Warren Francis Howe Jr. of New Haven, Conn.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held for family and friends at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon.

The family requests that, in lieu of fiowers, memorial contributions be made in the memory of Margery Howe Johnson, Class of 1951, Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley, Mass. 02181-8293. 

Ezra Howard, infant
NEWPORT -- Ezra John Howard, infant son of Truman and Abigail (Keeler) Howard of Newport, died Friday (July 11, 1997) at Shands Hospital in Gainsville, Fla.
He was born 12 weeks premature on July 2, 1997, at Shands Hospital, where he survived for nine days in intensive care.

Survivors in addition to his parents include paternal grandparents Robert and Grace Howard of Charlestown; maternal grandparents, Ralph and Carolyn Keeler of Rochester, N.Y.; and greatgrandmothers, uncles, aunts and cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Hope Fellowship Church in Newport with the Rev. Eric Ramage, pastor, officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to: Hope Fellowship Church, 70 Laurel St., Newport, N.H. 03773; or to: Shands Hospital at the University of Florida, 1600 S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville, Fla. 32610.

The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home is handling the local arrangements. 

Alden Jackman, 67
WESTMINSTER -- Alden K. Jackman, 67, of Streeter Road, died Tuesday (July 15, 1997) at Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction, Vt.

He was born in Brattleboro, Vt., on Feb. 19, 1930, the son of Alden L. and Dorothy (Edelstein) Jackman. He attended schools in Brattleboro.

In 1959 he married Audrey Patnode in Brattleboro.

Mr. Jackman worked in carpentry while serving in the Air Force. He worked for Esty Organs and was a body repairman for Raymond S. Roberts Garage in Brattleboro.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey Jackman; one son, Afichael Earl Jackman of Westminster; one granddaughter; two sisters, Dorothy Hammond of Granby, Conn., and Susan Jackman of Lockwood, N.Y.; also nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by one son, Alden K. Jackman Jr., and one sister, Louise Watson.

There will be no calling hours.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls. The Rev. Pete Hull will officiate.

Burial will be after the service in the Westminster Cemetery. 

Robert Searles, 63
ASCUTNEY -- Robert Searles, 63, died suddenly on Monday (July 21, 1997) at his home at Country Estates.
He was born in Millfield, Ohio, on Aug. 4, 1933, the son of George and Iva (Bullock) Searles. He attended school in Chauncey, Ohio, and served in the Army in Korea.

Mr. Searles was employed at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Windsor from 1974 until the plant closed in 1987. He then worked for Split Ballbearing in Lebanon, N.H., until his retirement in 1995.

He married Josephine Dunbar on July 10, 1982, in Springfield. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 25 in Windsor.

Survivors include his wife, Josephine Searles of Ascutney; one stepson, Brian Sprague of Hartland; three stepdaughters, Lorraine Villamaire of Milton, Vt., Debra Sprague of Claremont and Brenda Johnson of Windsor; five brothers, George W. Searles Jr., of Bridge City, Texas, William Searles of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., Raymond Searles of Watertown, N.Y., James Searles of Beaufort, S.C., and Duane Searles of Logan, Ohio; five sisters, Helen Cook of Mansfield, Ohio, Nancy Searles of Port Charlotte, Fla., Carolyn Wright and Rose Binkley, both of Springfield, and Connie Ward of Heath, Ohio; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The Rev. Robert J. Hundemann, pastor of Rachel S. Harlow United Methodist Church in Windsor, will officiate.

Burial will be in the Hartland Village Cemetery, Hartland after the service. 

DesNeiges Boudro, 91
RANDOLPH, Vt. -- DesNeiges B. Boudro, 91, died Tuesday (July 22, 1997) at Gifford Medical Center in Randolph.

She was born in Stoke Center, Quebec, on Aug. 5, 1905, the daughter of James and Olive (Poirier) Belanger. She attended schools in Manchester, Vt., and Brookfield, Vt.

She married Joseph Boudro on April 12, 1928. He died March 27, 1961.

In her earlier years Mrs. Boudro worked for Randolph Furniture Co. and Van Raalte in Randolph. In her later years she was a caregiver in New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut and Maine. Mrs. Boudro loved cooking and sewing. She was a member of Sts. Donatian & Rogatian Catholic Church in Randolph.

Survivors include one son, Donald Boudro of Largo, Fla.; three daughters, Madeleine Wheeler of Lakeland, Fla., and Bellows Falls, Loraine Boudro and Thelma Tibbetts, both of Randolph; one stepson, Leo Boudro of Randolph; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was also predeceased by two brothers, Alfred and Albany Belanger; one sister, Clara Brassard; and four stepsons.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Day Funeral Home in Randolph.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in Sts. Donatian & Rogatian Catholic Church with the Rev. John Milanese officiating.

After cremation, burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Randolph.

Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Sts. Donatian & Rogatian Memorial Fund, 25 South Pleasant St., Randolph, Vt. 05060; or to: Gifford Community Health, 5 Maple St., Randolph, Vt. 05060. 

Dorice Roby, 90
CONCORD, N.H. -- Dorice A. Roby, 90, of Pleasant Street, formerly of Webster, N.H., died Thursday (July 24, 1997) at the New Hampshire Odd Fellows Home.
She was born in Derby, Vt., the daughter of Oscar and Bessie (Shillito) Cummings.

Mrs. Roby was a graduate of Vermont Academy in Saxtons River and lived in St. Johnsbury, Vt., for many years.

She was a supervisor of the checklist in Webster for 20 years and was responsible for Department K at the Hopkinton State Fair for 15 years.

Mrs. Roby was past president of the Roger E. Montgomery American Legion Auxiliary Post.

Survivors include several She was predeceased by her husband, Leon Roby.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in River Dale Cemetery in Webster.

The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is handling the arrangements. 

Eleanor Couitt, 75
LEBANON, N.H. -- Eleanor G. Couitt, 75, formerly of Newport, died Saturday (July 19, 1997) at Genesis Nursing Home in Lebanon.
She was born in Newport on April 8, 1922, the daughter of Charles and Evelyn (Houle) Couitt. She had attended Newport schools and was a Newport resident nearly her whole life.

Miss Couitt was employed as a waitress at the Winston Hotel in Newport for many years, and for several years at the Woodbine Cottage in Sunapee and the State Park in Sunapee.

She was a member of St. Patrick's Parish in Newport.

Survivors include one sister, Dorothy Guimond of New London; one aunt, one cousin and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by one brother, Lawrence Couitt.

There will be no visiting hours or services.

The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home on Main Street in Newport is handling the arrangements. 

Elizabeth Charbono, 79
CLAREMONT -- Elizabeth H. Charbono, 79, of Broad Street, died Saturday (July 19, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont aker a brief illness.
She was born in Utica, N.Y., on Feb. 2, 1918, the daughter of Ernest and Ethel Hobbis. She was a longtime Claremont resident.

Mrs. Charbono had been employed by Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Windsor and more recently by Sylvania in Hillsboro, N.H.  She was also a loving mother and special nana.

Survivors include one son, Lucien Charbono of Wilder, Vt.; four daughters, Anita Charbono of Claremont, Patricia Hussey of Maine, Sandra Daniels of Ohio and Susan Quimby of Virginia; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. The Rev. Stanley Piwowar, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, will officiate.

Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Ellen Zekos, 69
NORTH CHARLESTOWN -- Ellen Margaret Zekos, 69, of Calavant Hill Road, died Friday (July 18, 1997) at her home after a brief illness.
She was born in Charlestown on March 28, 1928, the daughter of Nat Ira and Eloise (Harris) Kinson. She was raised in Charlestown, graduated from Charlestown High School and lived in Claremont several years prior to residing in North Charlestown for the past 22 years.

Mrs. Zekos retired in 1983 as the assistant treasurer of the Claremont Savings Bank, where she had worked for 18 years. She was past president of the New England Safe Deposit Association and a former member of the Court Virgil H. Barber No. 892 Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and gardening.

Survivors include her husband, Justin T. Zekos, of North Charlestown, whom she married in 1951; three sons, Thomas C. Zekos of Sunapee, Martin J. Zekos of Unity and David A. Zekos of Cornish; four grandchildren; five brothers, John Kinson of Holland, Pa., Robert Kinson of Venice, Fla., Donald Kinson of Rochester, Vt., Richard Kinson of Enid, Okla., and Edward Kinson of Front Royal, Va.; four sisters, Mildred Christenson of Tuckertown, N.J., Marilyn Rice of Anchorage, Alaska, Dorothy Slocum of Lancaster, Calif., and Edith Johnson of Grass Lake, Mich.; also many nieces, nephews and She was predeceased by one sister, Elizabeth Nemkovich.

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

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

Tuesday in the St. Joseph Church. The Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor, will officiate.

Interment will follow in Union Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial donations be made in her name to the Eloise Kinson Trust at the Silsby Free Library, P.O. Box 307, Charlestown, N.H. 03603. 

Hazel Willette, 86
NEWPORT -- Hazel V. Willette, 86, of Maple Manor, died Thursday (July 17, 1997) at New London Hospital in New London, N.H.

She was born in Wrentham, Mass., on Nov. 22, 1910, the daughter of Edward and Pricilla (Miller) Morrill; She was a Newport resident for most of her life and attended Newport schools.

Mrs. Willette was employed at Dorr Woolen Mill for more than 36 years, prior to her retirement in 1979.

She was a member of the church of the Epiphany Episcopal.

Survivors include two sons, John Willette of Texas and Jeffrey Willette of Nantucket, Mass.; five daughters, Hazel Laughery of Boscawen, N.H., Pricilla Herbert and Geraldine Richardson, both of Newport, Flora Kangas of Guild and Virginia Alto of Florida; many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Willette, and a daughter, Lorraine Whittaker.

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

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Episcopal Church in Newport.

The Rev. Robert Friedrich will officiate.

Burial will follow the services at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurses Association-Hospice, P.O. Box 209, New London, N.H. 03257. 

Helen Moshinski, 86
CHARLESTOWN -- Helen Trybulski Moshinski, 86, of Briggs Hill Road, died Monday (July 21, 1997) at her home.
She was born in Bellows Falls on July 27, 1910, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Krozisl) Trybulski.

Survivors include one brother, Alphonso Trybulski of Guild, and two sisters, Sophia Thorne of Keene, N.H., and Turdy Peevy of Virginia.

She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley J. Moshinski, in 1982.

There will be no calling hours.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart Church in Bellows Falls.

Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Westminster after the service.

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

Harold Dustin, 96
WALPOLE -- Harold Q. Dustin, 96, of Walpole Valley Road, died Monday (July 21, 1997) at Springfield Health % Rehabilitation Center after a long illness.

He was born in Hill, N.H., on May 22, 1901, the son of Quincy and Grace (Cheney) Dustin.

He attended schools in Bristol, N.H.,and resided in Ludlow and Springfield for many years.

He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and later made his home in South Berwick, Maine, for several years. He had lived in Walpole since 1971.

Mr. Dustin was employed by the Springfield School District for many years while he lived in Springfield. He was a longtime member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield and was a lay minister.

He was a member of St. James Masonic Lodge No. 51 in South Berwick and a former member and past commander of the Ballard Hobert American Legion Post in Ludlow.

Survivors include his wife, Doris (Lynde) Dustin of Walpole, whom he married on July 23, 1963 in Springfield; two daughters, Pearl Hartnett of Saxtons River and Barbara Arnold of Prescott, Ariz.; four sons, Robert Dustin of West Baldwin, Maine, Richard Dustin of Tilton, N.H., Stanley Dustin of Hilton Beach, Ontario, Canada, and Glenn Dustin; one stepson, Ronald Clark of Charlestown; three stepdaughters, Patricia Clark of Keene, N.H., Marilyn Kimball of Saxtons River and Julie Smith of Bellows Falls; numerous grandchildren and greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Thelma Dustin, in 1960 and one daughter, Gloria Gallagher.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 tonight at the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Calvary Baptist Church in Springfield. The Rev. Thomas W. Hiltsley, pastor, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., 13 Loomis St., Montpelier, Vt. 05602. 

Jesse Barker, 75
LUDLOW -- Jesse H. Barker, 75, died Tuesday (July 22, 1997) at Mt. Ascutney Hospital.

He was born in his family home in Ludlow on Feb. 11, 1922, the son of Mervin and Nora (Scofield) Barker. He and his brother, Frank, operated the family farm for many years, raising potatoes and hay.

In 1939 he built his own tractor, which was used on the farm for many years. They later operated Barker Brothers Trucking in the Ludlow area and helped build Interstates 91 and 89 in Vermont.

In his later years Mr. Barker enjoyed working on anything mechanical and attending antique tractor pulls and car shows. He was a member of the New Hampshire Antique Tractor Club.

He was predeceased by one brother, Frank; one sister, Helen Cook; and his companion, Helen Roberts.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday at his farm in Ludlow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hampshire Antique Tractor Club, P.O. Box 37, Claremont, N.H. 03743. 

Larry Charest, 89
BERLIN, N.H. -- Larry R.
Charest, 39, of Maple Street, died Sunday (July 20, 1997) at his residence in a house fire.

He was born in Holyoke, Mass., on Jan. 5, 1958, the son of Paul and Henrietta Henderson-Charest. He had been a Berlin resident for the past 15 years.

He was a member of St. Kieran Parish and was employed as assistant manager at Kelly's Supermarket in Berlin.

Survivors include one son, Spencer Charest of Berlin; four brothers, Gregory Paul Charest of West Roxbury, Mass., Mark Allen Charest of Newbury, N.H., Brian Arthur Charest of Hartland and Todd Andrew Charest of Manchester, N.H.; one sister, Patricia L. Maynard of Nashua, N.H.; his maternal grandmother, Emily Henderson of Pepperell, Mass.; one aunt; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 tonight at FleuryPatry Funeral Home at 72 High St. in Berlin.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Kieran Church.

Burial will be in St. Kieran Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to: American Cancer Society, in care of Cynthia Gralinski, 181 North Road, Shelburne, N.H. 003581. 

Mark Howard, 84
WALPOLE -- Mark B. Howard, 84, of Homestead Avenue, died Monday (July 21, 1997) at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H.
He was born in Walpole on Dec. 29, 1912, the son of Frank and Ida (Nash) Howard. He attended schools in Walpole and worked for more than 50 years at Hubbard Farms in Walpole.

Mr. Howard enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He was a member of St. Paul's Masonic Lodge in Alstead and a member and communicant of the Immanuel Episcopal Church in Bellows Falls.

He married Alice Fair on July 31, 1932. She died in 1986.

Survivors include one son, Gary W. Howard of Johnstown, N.Y.; one daughter, Jane A. Barrett of Walpole; one sister, Wilma Kopacz of Walpole; six grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren.

He was also predeceased by one son, Dennis E. Howard.

There will be no calling hours.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Walpole Cemetery.

His son, Chaplain Maj. Gary W. Howard, U.S. Army, will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Kingr usury Skilled Care Unit, scca nd floor at the Cheshire Hospital, Keene N.H. 03431.

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

Mary Lovel, 84
SPRINGFIELD -- Mary M. Lovell, 84, of Dewey Street, died suddenly Wednesday (July 23, 1997) upon arrival at Springfield Hospital.

She was born in Claremont on July 4, 1913, the daughter of Anthony and Helen Klementowicz. She attended schools in Claremont and worked in the woolen mills in Newport for several years after high school.

She married Wallace V. Lovell in Claremont on Sept. 16, 1933. The couple made their home in Claremont for several years and later moved to Springfield, where she had resided for nearly 60 years.

Mrs. Lovell assisted her husband in the family business, Lovell Supply Co., for many years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Springfield Senior Center, the Senior Songsters and R.S.V.P.

Survivors include two daughters, Arlene J. Dzewaltowski of Springfield and Gloria Landman of Glendale, Calif.; one son, Wallace V. Lovell Jr. of Houston; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Wallace Lovell, in 1985, and also by two brothers and four sisters.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Davis Memorial Chapel at 99 Summer St. in Springfield. Prayers will be recited at 8 p.m. by the Rev. Joseph Lagor in the chapel.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Lagor as celebrant.

Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. 

Mable Kelley, 87
CONCORD, N.H. -- Mable A. "Ann" Kelley, 87, of Christian Avenue, died Sunday ( July 20, 1997) at Concord Hospital.
She was born in Newport, the daughter of Richard and Eva (Gonoya) Howe. She was a 1929 graduate of Towle High School in Newport and from 1929 to 1933 received nursing training at Margaret Pillsbury Hospital in Concord and Bellevue City Hospital in New York City. ' Mrs. Kelley was a registered nurse at Margaret Pillsbury Hospital and for local Concord doctors. After retirement she moved to Florida for 12 years, returning to Concord in 1984 to reside in Havenwood Retirement Center.

Mrs. Kelley was a 50-year member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and an associate member of Immanuel Community Church.

Survivors include two sons, J. Bruce Kelley of Northwood, N.H., and David A. Kelley of Dale City, Va.; one daughter, Cynthia A. Kelley of Concord; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, William R. Gordon of Wendell, N.H.; nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Arthur K. Kelley, in 1986.

There will be no calling hours.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Bennett Funeral Home at 209 North Main St. in Concord. The Rev. Ralph L. Hirtle will officiate.

Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to: Immanuel Community Church, 5 Grover St., Concord, N.H. 03301; or to: New Hampshire Association for the Blind, 35 Walker St., Concord, N.H. 03301. 

Marshall Witteman, 79
SHOREHAM, Vt. -- Marshall P. Witteman, 79, died Thursday (July 17, 1997) at Helen Porter Nursing Home in Middlebury, Vt.

He was born in New Haven, Conn., on Aug. 23, 1917, the son of Charles and Bertha (Barnett) Witteman. He received his early education in New Haven and North Haven, Conn.

Mr. Witteman worked in his earlier years on the family farm in Connecticut. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army in the Pacific Theater. He received several decorations, including the Bronze Star, and was honorably discharged in 1945.

After his discharge he returned to North Haven where he worked for the Connecticut State Highway Department and for the Stile Brick Co.

He married Shirley Hackbarth on April 10, 1958, in Branford, Conn.

In 1958, he moved to Shoreham where he farmed for several years and worked for many years as a custodian in the Shoreham school system, retiring in 1988 due to illness.

Mr. Witteman was a member of the North Haven American Legion and a former member of the North Haven Grange.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Hackbarth Witteman of Shoreham; one son, Philip Charles Witteman of Shoreham; two daughters, Joan B. Witteman of Leicester, Vt., and Marcia J. Davidson of Windsor; one brother, Kenneth Witteman of North Haven; two grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be private.

Graveside committal services will be held at ll a.m. Monday in the Shoreham Cemetery with full military honors. The Rev. Robert Mathis, pastor of the Whiting Community Church, will officiate. 

Marjory 'Marj' Forbes (Howard),
63 WESTFIELD, N.Y. -- Marjory R. "Marj" Forbes (Howard), 63, of Cass Street, formerly of Fredonia, N.Y., died Friday (July 18, 1997) at Westfield Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
She was born in Jamestown, N.Y., on March 22, 1934, the daughter of Ray and Theodora (Horton) Forbes. She was a Jamestown resident until 1967, when she moved to Fredonia. She resided in Westfield for the past year.

Ms. Forbes was a graduate of Falconer (N.Y.) High School and SUNY Fredonia with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She had been employed as a case worker for the Chautauqua County Department of Social Services for 10 years prior to her retirement in 1975 due to health reasons.

She became a very active volunteer following her retirement in AMICAE, the regional women's crisis center and was very active in the Unitarian Church of Fredonia, participating in various church activities.

Ms. Forbes loved music, having once been a violinist in the Jamestown City Orchestra, and also played the piano. She was very fond of the outdoors and enjoyed camping and fishing with her family.

Survivors include four daughters, Kathleen HowardPetersen of Fredonia, Clare Howard-Pike of Concord, N.H., Theo Howard-Ames of Wattsburg, Pa., and Johanna Howard-Caldwell of Charlestown; one brother, James Forbes of Falconer; one sister, Barbara Breed of Bemus Point, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.

The MASON Funeral Home of Westfield is handling the arrangements. 

Nelda Gorges, 82
KEENE, N.H. -- Nelda E. Gorges, 82, of Court Street, died Saturday (July 19, 1997) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene.

She was born in Keene on Nov. 19, 1914, the daughter of Everett and Jeanne (Rollins) Caldwell. She lived in Stoddard, N.H., and Marlow, N.H., prior to moving to Keene in 1986.

Mrs. Gorges worked at the Cheshire Medical Center's central supply department for six years before retiring in 1974.

She was a member of the Marlow and Grace United Methodist churches, United Methodist women, Marlow Grange and was past noble grand of Asteria Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Keene and of the Marlow Order of Eastern Star.

Mrs. Gorges was a member of the Keene Senior Center and did volunteer work for the American Red Cross, Monadnock United Way, Cedarcrest, Monadnock Humane Society, Keene State College Alumni Association, Community Kitchen in Keene, Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce, Colonial Theatre, and the Women's Crisis Services of the Monadnock Region.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald E. Gorges of Marlow and Richard W. Gorges of Walpole; two daughters, Jean G. Lake of Keene and Mary Jane Burns of Grantham; one sister, Roberta Bissell of Keene; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her husband, Linwood E. Gorges.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro St. in Keene.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Marlow United Methodist church.

Burial will follow in the family lot at Village Cemetery in Marlow.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to Marlow United Methodist Church, in care of Susan Strickland, HCR 30, Box 702, Marlow, N.H. 03456. 

Patricia Gormley, 86
WOLFEBORO, N.H. -- M.
Patricia "Pat, Pearl" Gormley, 86, formerly of New Durham Road in Alton, N.H., died Friday (July 18, 1997) at Clipper Home in Wolfeboro after a long illness.

She was born in Bloomfield, Vt., on Sept. 8, 1910, the daughter of Arthur and Margaret (Bayle) O'Leary. She was raised in Groveton, N.H., and was a 1929 graduate of Groveton High School.

Mrs. Gormley attended Keene (N.H.) Normal School and graduated in 1931 with a lifetime teaching certificate for the state of New Hampshire. In 1956, she earned a bachelor's degree in education from Keene Teachers College.

Mrs. Gormley taught in several one-room schoolhouses in the Lancaster area, including the South Lancaster, Gore and Mt. Cabet schools. She also worked at the Lancaster Diner and the P.J. Noyes Co. In 1958, she moved to Boston where she taught for three years. In 1961, she moved to Cumberland, R.I., where she taught at the Central Grammar School and the B.F. Norton Schools. She retired in 1981.

Mrs. Gormley was a member of the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church of Alton.

Survivors include one son, Timothy S. Gormley of Bow, N.H.; three daughters, Patricia Hall of Pompano Beach, Fla., Sally Hannaway of Warwick, R.I., and Susan Jacklin of Alton; one sister, Katherine O'Leary of Newport; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Franklin J. Gormley of Lancaster in 1956 and by one daughter, Nancy Bue of Chelmsford, Mass., in 1983.

There will be no calling hours.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday in All Saints Catholic Church in Lancaster.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to: VNA of Carroll County, Alton Volunteer Ambulance Fund, in care of Sherm Brown, Main Street, Alton, N.H. 02809; or to: Alzheimer's Association, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, Maine 04101.

Arrangements are under the direction of R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home in Rochester, N.H., and Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. 

Ralph Noyes, 81
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Ralph Noyes, 81, of Foxwood Lake Estates, formerly of Rockingham, died Wednesday (July 23, 1997) at Regional Medical Center in Lakeland.
He was born in Rockingham on April 22, 1916, the son of Melvin and Mary (Knowlton) Noyes. He attended schools in Bellows Falls and Norwich University in Northfield, Vt.

He married Frances Shufelt in Williamstown, Mass., in 1940. She died in 1984. He served during World War II in the Army.

Mr. Noyes worked for Green Mountain Power of Bellows Falls, Hicks Machine Shop in Walpole and retired from Kingsbury Machine of Keene, N.H., in 1984.

He married Eleanor (Hindes) Hakey in 1987. He was an avid ham radio operator, made model airplanes and was active in civil defense. He was a member of St. Edmunds of Canterbury in Saxtons River.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Noyes of Florida; two sons, James Noyes of Pennellville, N.Y., and Thomas Noyes of Springfield; two daughters, Mary Bailey of St. Johnsbury, Vt., and Patricia Peake of Wheelock, Vt.; one stepdaughter, Sharon Brandt of Vergennes, Vt.; one brother, Arnold Noyes of Saxtons River; one sister, Anna Pelton of Bradford, Maine; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

He was also predeceased by one sister, Charlotte McLeod, and one grandson.

Calling hours are from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home at 55 Westminster St. in Bellows Falls.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Edmunds of Canterbury in Saxtons River.

Burial will be in Saint Charles Cemetery in Westminster, after the service.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, Vermont Division Inc., Drawer C, Montpelier, Vt. 05602. 

Robert Holland, 75
CHESTER -- Robert E. Holland, 75, of Blood Road, died Friday (July 18, 1997) at his home.

He was born in Norwell, Mass., on May 4, 1922, the son of James and Rena (Damon) Holland. He was a 1941 graduate of Scituate High School in Scituate, Mass. He married Claire Burns on June 19, 1943, in Scituate.

He served in the Army during World War II and was involved in the liberation of the death camps in Europe. He received a Good Conduct Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Victory Medal and the Bronze Star.

Mr. Holland resided in Scituate and was employed by Anderson Fuel Co. in Scituate as a service manager from 1951 to 1985. He was a self-employed oil burner technician for a few years. He moved to Chester in 1985 and actively worked, 365 days a year, to keep Blood Road clean.

He was president of Mount Hope Society in Scituate. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his wife and family, and working with wood.

He was a member of the Scituate Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3169 and was an instructor for the National Rifle Association.

Survivors include his wife, Claire Holland, of Chester; two sons, Robert E. Holland Jr. of Plymouth, Mass., and Stephen D. Holland of Scituate; two daughters, Sandra H. Bonin of Durham, N.H., and Deanne Summers of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Theodore Holland of Scituate; two sisters, Connee Madeira of Shrewsbury, Mass., and Bette Holland of Scituate; seven grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and He was predeceased by one sister, Lois Chounard, and one brother, William Holland.

There will be no calling 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 be in Groveland Cemetery in Scituate.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Visiting Nurses Association, 366 River St., Springfield, Vt. 05156. 

William Crowley, 84
CLAREMONT -- William Joseph Crowley, 84, formerly of Broad Street, died Saturday (July 19, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital aRer a long illness.
He was born in North Walpole on Aug. 7, 1912. He lived in Charlestown for 35 years, in Claremont for the past seven years and had been a patient at the Sullivan County Nursing Home since April.

Mr. Crowley retired in 1964 from Bryant Grinder Corp., where he worked as a scraper for 10 years and previously worked for Fellows Gear Shaper Co. for 20 years.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Charlestown Council No. 6938 and Father Cote Assembly Fourth Degree of Claremont.

He was also a member of Sugar River Grange of North Charlestown and Pomona Grange.

Survivors include his wife, Lena A. (Clark) Carlisle Crowley, of Claremont, whom he married on April 20, 1992; one daughter, Billigene LaPorte od Lincolnton, N.C.; six stepsons, Jack Carlisle of North Charlestown, Frederick York of Thatcher, Ariz., Arthur York of Milan, N.H., James York of Palmer, Alaska, Robert York of Twin Mountain, N.H., and Dale York of Bethlehem, N.H.; five stepdaughters, Sandra Goodell of Charlestown, Deborah Bascom of Claremont, Adelaide Riley of Bedford, N.H., Constance Hartshorn and Avaline Boynton, both of Littleton, N.H.; eight grandchildren; 14 greatgrandchildren; and several step grandchildren and step ~ great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Mabel (Pebbles) Crowley, in 1971; his second wife, Marion (York) Crowley in 1991; and one daughter, Maryann Bailey, in 1994.

Calling hours are from 7 to 9 tonight at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont. Members of the Fourth Degree Color Guard are asked to meet at 7 p.m., and members of the Knights of Columbus are asked to meet at 7:30 p.m. along with Father Stan for a prayer service.

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

Monday in St. Joseph's Church. The Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor, will officiate.

Interment will be in St. Catherine of Siena Cemetery in Charlestown after the service.


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