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Royal Gordon, 76
RANDOLPH, Vt. -- Royal V. Gordon, 76, died Tuesday (Aug. 13, 1996) at the Gifford Medical Center in Randolph. Mr. Gordon operated a shoe repair service in Randolph for several years.
He was born in Claremont on Aug. 2, 1920, the son of Arthur and Bettina (Chambers) Gordon.

Survivors include his wife, Stella (Hall) Gordon of Randolph, whom he married in 1982; one brother, Richard Howe of Tribley, Fla.; one aunt; and cousins.

Leon Gokey Jr., 58
WINDSOR -- Leon A. Gokey Jr., 53, died Saturday (Aug. 10, 1996) at Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt., after a long illness. He was a Windsor native. For more than 25 years, Mr. Gokey served in the U.S. Air Force and lived in Arizona before retiring as a staff sergeant. He was born in Windsor on May 9, 1943, the son of Leon and Miriam (Herschel) Gokey. He attended Windsor schools and was a 1961 graduate of Windsor High School. On March 12, 1994, he married Kathleen Wright in Ascutney.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleen of Windsor; two sons, Keith L. Gokey of Barre, Vt., and William Gokey of Ascutney; one daughter, Dawn Marie Estey of Windsor; one sister, Bonnie Lee Devenger of aso, Texas; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Charles Gokey, in 1975.

Florence Davis, 68
WILMOT FLAT, N.H. -- Florence E. (Hill) Davis, 63, of Kearsarge Valley Road, died Tuesday (Aug. 13, 19096) at New London Hospital. She lived in Wilmot Flat for the past three years and was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Davis worked as a home care aide for Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association for the past 10 years. Earlier, she stayed home and raised her family.
She was born in New London on April 22, 1933, the daughter of Willis and Florence (Partridge) Hill.

She was a 1951 graduate of New London High School. Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Gordon G. Davis of Wilmot Flat; two sons, Dave A. Davis of Sunapee and Dennis G. Davis of Sutton, N.H.; two daughters, Donna Davis of Georges Mills and Melissa A. Royal of Newport; four brothers, Robert E. Hill of Caldwell, Idaho, Charles S. Hill of Newport, James F. Hill of Spring Valley, Calif., and George A. Hill of Indian Springs, Nev.; three sisters, Elizabeth York of Bradford, Vt., Bernice Hayes of Elkins, N.H., and Mary E. Carr of Spring Valley, Calif.; eight grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; and several nieces nephews and cousins.

Victor Pomiecko, 78
CLAREMONT -- Victor Charles Pomiecko, 73, of 29 Walnut St., died Sunday morn- ing (Aug. 11, 1996) at his home after a brief illness. He was a lifelong Claremont resident.
Mr. Pomiecko formerly taught industrial arts for 38 years for Claremont School District and retired in 1984. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Pomiecko enjoyed his gardens and fishing.

He was born in Claremont on Jan. 15, 1923, the son of Napoleon and Maryja (Jurkiewicz) Pomiecko. Mr. Pomiecko graduated from St. Mary High School in Claremont, and Keene (N.H.) State College. He graduated with a master's degree from Boston (Mass.) University. Survivors include one daughter, Catherine Pomiecko of Natick, Mass.; one son, Chris Pomiecko of Boston; one brother, Alfred N. Pomiecko of Claremont; one sister, Mrs. Ralph (Constance) Smith of Washington, D.C.; two grand- daughters; and nieces, ne hews and cousins.

Margaret Zehner, 97
NYACK, N.Y. -- Margaret B. Zehner, 97, died Aug. 7, 1996, at her home in Nyack. She moved to Nyack in 1945 and formerly resided in Bellows Falls. Mrs. Zehner was' a former English teacher at Bellows Falls High School. She also was a writer and newspaper reporter for the Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer and the Rutland (Vt.) Herald.
During the 1930s, Mrs. Zehner was actively involved at Bellows Falls United Church and served as superintendent of the church school. She participated in Vermont Youth Council work as a discussion leader. She continued her social work career in child welfare later in Yonkers and Elmira, N.Y. Mrs. Zehner was a member and former president of Nyack Parent-Teacher Association; and a member of the American Red Cross, Garden Club, Morning Music Club and Morning Study Club in Nyack. She was a parishioner of Nyack First Reformed Church and member of the Women's Guild.

Mrs. Zehner also helped publish her mother's collection of poems: "Paths That Be: The Poems of Mary Nimas Bolles" in 1967. The second printing was done in 1995. She was born in North Walpole on July 22, 1899, the daughter of Almon I. and Mary (Chapin) Nimas Bolles. She attended local schools and graduated in 1922 from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. She did undergraduate studies at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mase.

On June 19, 1937, she married John Randall Zehner in Bellows Falls. He died in June 1996. Survivors include one brother, Albert T. Bolles of Syracuse, N.Y.; one son, Robert Zehner of Sydney, South Wales, Australia; and two grandsons. She was predeceased by a daughter, Cynthia, shortly after birth in 1939; one sister, Gertrude of Bellows Falls; and one brother, Francis, of Rockgham.

Walter Chahanovich, 75
HYDE PARK, N.Y. -- Walter Paul Chahanovich, 75, died Tuesday (Aug. 13, 1996) at his son Thomas' home.
Mr. Chahanovich was a 45-year resident of Hyde Park. He was a mason with Local 44 of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., retiring in 1982. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star and Bronze Battle Stars for the southern Philippine and Rykyu campaigns. He also received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two bronze stars and bronze arrowhead. He was awarded the Aleutian campaign Bronze Battle Star, the American Defense Medal and the Victory Medal. He also served in the U.S. Army National Guard. Mr. Chahanovich was a member of the Church of St. Peter in Hyde Park. He was born in Springfield on Nov. 20, 1920, the son of John and Helen (Stankiewicz) Chahanovich.

Mr. Chahanovich attended Springfield High School. On March 1, 1947, he married Pauline Farman in Boise, Idaho. She died on March 18, 1970.

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Linder of Waynesville, N.C.; three sons, Michael Chahanovich and Thomas Chahanovich, both of Hyde Park and Walter B. Chahanovich of Edmond, Okla.; four sisters, Mary Stankiewicz of Rochester, N.H., Julia Olney of North Springfield, Josephine Parmenter of BrattIeboro, Vt., and Albina Sawicki of Southold, Long Island, N.Y.; one brother, the Rev. Casimir Cichanowicz of Sarasota, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Stanley Chahanovich and Edward Chahanovich.

Anita Derosie, 89
SPRINGFIELD -- Anita G. Derosie, 89, died Wednesday (Aug. 14,1996) at the Springfield Health and Rehab Center in Springfield.
Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., she moved to Taftsville, Vt., in 1952 and in 1962 moved to White River Junction, where she was a longtime resident. Mrs. Derosie was a secretary for Cabonie & Co., for four years and then for 10 years she was secretary to the director of the music division at the New York Public Library. In Taftsville she and her husband owned and operated the Taftsville store where she was postmistress for several years. She was then secretary for the Dean of the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College for three years and for the following 20 years was secretary to the chairman of the Office of Development at Dartmouth College, retiring in 1962.

Mrs. Derosie was a member of the St. Anne's Club in Woodstock, Vt., and the Catholic Daughters in White River Junction.

She was a member of the Teago and Green Mt. Granges. Mrs. Derosie was also a member of the Taftsville Dem., the Hartford Historical Society and the Hartford Humane Society. She also was on the advisory council at the Bugbee Senior Center.

Mrs. Derosie also enjoyed volunteer work for several organizations. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Sept. 20, 1906, the daughter of William and Irma (Wolf) Goldstein. She was a 1924 graduate of Bay Ridge High School in Brooklyn and attended business school for one year. On April 19, 1952, she married Winfred E. Derosie in Taftsville. He died on Oct. 6, 1993.

Survivors include local cousins, Myrtle Birsky of Chester, Pat Dolloff of Springfield, Harold Rowlee of Reading, Ruth Hood of Windsor and seven others elsewhere.

Charlotte Lawler, 96
SOUTH NEWBURY, N.H. -- Charlotte (Roeben) Lawler, 96, of Route 103, died Wednesday (Aug. 14, 1996) at the William P. Clough Extended Care Center in New London, N.H. Mrs. Lawler spent her early years in Hartford, Conn., moving to South Newbury in 1948. In 1972, she moved to Foxchase in South Sutton and in 1988 to the Clough Extended Care Center.
Mrs. Lawler had been a secretary for the Traveler's Insurance Company. She was a parishioner of the South Newbury Union Church. She was also a member of the Sew and Sew Club. She was born in Hartford, the daughter of Berhard F. and Helene E.A. (Freis) Roeben. Survivors include one son, Norman E. Smith of Sunapee; four grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Austin A. Lawler in 1975.

Matti Hamalainen, 98
CHESTER -- Matti Hamalainen, 98, of Chester Apartments, died Monday evening (Aug. 12, 1996) at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. He was a longtime Andover, Vt., resident and came to the United States from Finland when he was a young man. For many years Mr. Hamalainen owned and operated a dairy farm in Andover. He was also a building contractor and built several homes in the Andover and Weston, Vt., areas.
Mr. Hamalainen was an Andover selectman for more than 20 years. He was also an avid skier and fisherman.

He was born in Finland on June 23, 1898, the son of Matti John and Maria (Weijalainen) Hamalainen.

He attended schools in Fitchburg, Mass. His wife, Alis (Bentley) Hamalainen, died in 1987. Survivors include two sisters, Mary Kallio and Hulda Hamalainen, both of Fitchburg, Mass.; two nieces, Agnes Manson of Chester and Aune Currie of Springfield; one nephew, Edwin Kallio of Fitchburg; and several grand- nieces and grandnephews. He was predeceased by a brother, John Hamalainen; and two sisters, Anna and Helen Hamalainen.

Arthur Peck, 22
CHARLESTOWN -- Arthur Michael Peck, 22, of Lovers Lane Road, died Saturday eve- ning (Aug. 10, 1996) in an automiblie accident on Breakneck Hill Road in Charlestown.
For the past four years, he lived in Charlestown and formerly resided in Bellows Falls and Springfield. Mr. Peck was an anodizer at Bomar Inc., in Charlestown for the past 3% years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his family. He was born in Springfield on Aug. 15, 1973, the son of Arthur G. and Barbara (Thayer) Peck.

He graduated in 1991 from Bellows Falls High School. On July 29, 1995, he married Connie Renee (Manley) Peck. Survivors include his wife, Connie, and one son, Alexander I. Peck, both of Charlestown; his father and stepmother, Arthur G. and Clare Peck of Bellows Falls; his mother and stepfather, Barbara and Wayne Kennett of Charlestown; one sister, Vera Colburn of Burlington, Vt.; one brother, Richard Peck of Charlestown; his paternal grandfather, George Peck of Bellows Falls; his maternal grandparents, Laurence and Theresa Thayer of North Brookfield, Mass.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Marie Gray, 78
RANDOLPH, Mass. -- Marie F. (Murphy) Gray, 73, died Sunday (Aug. 11, 1996) at Milton (Mass.) Hospital. For the past 40 years, she lived in Randolph. Mrs. Gray was a telephone operator for New England Telephone for 20 years and retired in 1985.
She was a member of Randolph Post 51 AmVets. Mrs. Gray was born in Boston and raised and educated in Dorchester, Mass. She graduated from Dorchester High School.

Her husband, Luke Gray, died earlier. Survivors include two sons, Stephen M. Gray of Walpole and Paul E. Gray of Hanson, Mass.; one daughter, Linda M. Snyder of Meredith, N.H.; and six grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 North Main St., in Randolph, Mass.

Helen Varney, 66
LAKE PLACID, Fla. -- Helen I. Varney, 66, died Sunday evening (Aug. 11, 1996) at her home in Lake Placid, following a long illness. For the past eight years, she lived in Lake Placid and formerly resided in Springfield and North Springfield.
Mrs. Varney was a bookkeeper for many years. In Lake Placid, she worked at Eckerd Drug Store and retired in 1995. In Springfield, she was vice president and treasurer of Springfield Plumbing & Heating for several years. Earlier, she was a bookkeeper at several area garages. Mrs. Varney was also treasurer of Tropical Garden Estates Mobile Home Park in Florida, where she resided. Mrs. Varney was a parishioner of Lake Placid Community Church of God and longtime parishoner of Springfield Calvary Baptist Church. She was born in North Springfield on April 13, 1930, the daughter of Clarence and Mary (Snell) Grover. She attended North Spring- field School and Springfield High School.

Her husband, Robert W. Varney, died in 1993. Survivors include one daughter, Diane Denofrio of Avon Park, Fla.; two sons, Daryl Burt of Las Vegas, Nev., and Dana Burt of Honolulu, Hawaii; seven sisters, Ramona Komulainen of Ludlow, Florence Sain of North Springfield, Mary Austin of Meriden, Conn., Evelyn Stonestreet of Springfield, Esther Ballou of Tinmouth, Vt., Rachel Brown of White River Junction, Vt., and Althea Bender of Denver, Colo.; one brother, Clarence N. "Sonny" Grover of Perkinsville; five grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; and several stepgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Richard Grover, in 1948.

Donald Markwell, 85
MOUNT HOLLY, Vt. -- Donald E. Markwell, 85, died Tuesday (Aug. 13, 1996) at Springfield Hospital.
Mr. Markwell was a logger and trucker in the Windsor and Rutland County areas for many years. He also worked at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow for many years. Earlier, Mr. Markwell worked on farms in Ascutney, Marlborough, N.H., and on his son's farm in Middlebury, Vt. He was born in Barston, Quebec, Canada, on Aug. 28, 1910, the son of Robert and Lephy (Dingman) Markwell.

He married Luella Stillwell in 1972 in Tyson, Vt. She predeceased him. Survivors include three sons, Donald L. Markwell of Cornwall, Vt., Richard Markwell of Bristol, Vt., and Phillip Markwell of Keene, N.H.; one daughter, Linda Markwell of Keene; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was also predeceased by a sister, Ethel Daniels.

Edward Costello, 65
BELLOWS FALLS -- Edward Thomas Costello, 65, of Rockingham Street, died suddenly Friday (Aug. 9, 1996) at a residence on Canal Street. He was a longtime Bellows Falls resident and formerly resided in Massachusetts. Mr. Costello was a former first class lineman for Granite State Electric in North Walpole and retired in 1976. Earlier, he worked at Suburban Electric in Maiden, Mass. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Costello was a member of Pierce-Lawton American Legion Post 37 and Loyal Order of Moose No. 527, both in Bellows Falls.
He was born in Revere, Mass., on Aug. 9, 1931, the son of John D. and Mary (McAvinue) Costello. He attended Revere (Mass.) schools. Mr. Costello graduated from Revere High School and attended Wentworth Institute in Boston.

Survivors include his mother of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; three sons, Jeffrey T. Costello of Keene, N.H., David E. Costello of Norfolk, Va., and Ronald J. Costello of Chesapeake, Va.; one daughter, Valerie N. Jakobiak of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, John Costello of Hyde Park, Mass.; four sisters, Helen Condelli of Medford, Mass., Virginia Legner of Jamaica Plain, Mass., Dorothy Doherty of Melrose, Mass., and Clare Elis of Chelsea, Mass.; and five grandchildren.

Theodore Kittredge, 67
NEWPORT -- Theodore R. Kittredge, 67, of Willow Street, died Sunday (Aug. 11, 1996) at Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction, Vt.
He was a lifelong ClaremontNewport area resident. Mr. Kittredge was a self-employed auto mechanic for many years. He had also worked at Sturm, Ruger & Co. Inc. for 10 years and retired in 1988. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Kittredge was a member of the American Legion, Loyal Order of Moose and American Association of Retired Persons, all in Newport.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was born in Claremont on Dec. 18, 1928, the son of William and Marjorie (Page) Kittredge. Mr. Kittredge attended Claremont schools and graduated in 1946 from Stevens High School in Claremont. For 39 years, he was married to Alberta LaFountaine. She died in 1987.

Survivors include one son, David Kittredge of Newport; one brother, Robert E. Kittredge of Claremont; two sisters, Edrice V. Blewitt of Claremont and Geraldine LaValley of Newport; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also predeceased by three brothers, William H. Kittredge in 1949, Alfred Kittredge in 1930 and Lloyd Kittredge in 1985.

Marie Brown, 74
KEENE, N.H. -- Marie B. Brown, 74, of Schultz Street, died Monday (Aug. 12, 1996) at her home following a sudden illness.
Mrs. Brown was a Newport native and resident until 1952, when she moved to Keene. She had worked for many years at People's Laundry in Keene. She also worked at Winding Brook Lodge and the Ramada Inn, both also in Keene.

Mrs. Brown was a life member of the Thompson-Hopkins Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2616, Ladies Auxiliary in West Swanzey, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 21 and the State Disabled American Veterans auxiliaries. She was born in Newport on Jan. 28, 1922, the daughter of Charles W. and Clara B. (Lord) Baxter.

Mrs. Brown was a graduate of Newport High School. Survivors include two daughters, Joanna M. Gonzales of Splendora, Texas and Patricia A. Lake of Keene; two brothers, George Baxter of Springfield, N.H., and Norman Baxter of Newport; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, James W. Brown in June of 1987.

Christopher Beaulieu
BRADFORD, N.H. - Christopher Joseph Beaulieu, son of Christopher and Tracey (Charles) Beaulieu, died Tuesday (Aug. 20, 1996) at Concord (N.H.) City Hospital.

ElsieCrowninshield, 102
LUDLOW -- Elsie E. Crowninshield, 102, died Sunday (Aug. 18, 1996) at Gill Odd Fellows Home in Ludlow. For the past six years, she lived at the Gill Home and formerly resided in Jamaica, Vt., for many years. She had also lived in Northfield, Mass., and Hinsdale and Richmond, N.H.
Miss Crowninshield was a dietitian for many years and had worked at Northfield (Mass.) School for Girls for 30 years and at YMCA Camp Takodah in Richmond. She was a longtime member of Townshend (Vt.) American Legion Auxiliary and Mount Lebanon Order of Eastern Star in Jamaica.

She was born in Hinsdale on Dec. 20, 1893, the daughter of Stillman and Eliza (Cummings) Crowninshield. She attended Winhall (Vt.) School and graduated from Northfield School for Girls and Boston School of Domestic Science, both in Massachusetts. Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Walter Crowninshield in 1970 and Hubert Crowninshield in 1991; and two sisters, Cornelia Woods in 1991 and Eva Slason in 1993.

Frank Burbee, 61
CLAREMONT -- Frank Burbee, 61, died Sunday (Aug. 18, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital after a sudden illness. He was a longtime Claremont resident and had lived in St. Petersburg and Largo, Fla. Mr. Burbee formerly owned and operated an automobile agency in Claremont and in Largo, Fla. He joined his father's auto business as a young man and continued a dealership for many years. Mr. Burbee was a member of the National Auto Dealers Association. He was born in Claremont on Aug. 21, 1934, the son of Walter H. and Katherine (O'Hearne) Burbee.
He was formerly married to Barbara Smith. Survivors include three sons, Nicholas and Kevin Burbee, both of Pinellas Park, Fla., and Michael Shelton of Miami, Fla.; one brother, Raymond Burbee of Claremont; two sisters, Katherine "Kay" Neale and Madeline Narkewicz, both of Clearwater, Fla.; his longtime companion, Cora Thornton of Claremont; two aunts in Claremont; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Fred Gray Sr., 73
CHARLESTOWN Frederick C. Gray Sr., 73, of 117 Woodrise Road, died Wednesday (Aug. 21, 1996) at Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt., following a long illness. He moved to the Twin State Valley in 1950. Mr. Gray was former Bellows Falls police chief. He had also been a corrections officer at Sullivan County House of Correction in Unity. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. He was born in Landaff, N.H., on March 27, 1923, the son of Fred and Isabel (Nourse) Gray.
His wife, Winnifred Gray, died in 1976. Survivors include one son, Frederick C. Gray Jr. of Harrisonburg, Va.; three grandchildren; two foster sons, Richard Ethier of Springfield and Charles Whidden of Saxtons River; two nieces; and one nephew.

Frances Smith, 71
CLAREMONT -- Frances M.G. Wentzell Smith, 71, died Sunday evening (Aug. 18, 1996) at Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity after a long illness.
She was a lifelong Claremont resident and formerly lived on Chestnut Street Extension. Mrs. Smith was a former nurse's aid for three years at Sullivan County Nursing Home and retired in 1975. She formerly worked at the Davis Home in Windsor.

Earlier, she and her first husband, Spurgeon Wentzell, owned and operated Wentzell's Taxi Co. on Main Street in Claremont for several years. She was born in Claremont on Jan. 30, 1925, the daughter of Alfred and Laura (Henault) Gokey.

In 1942, she married Spurgeon E. Wentzell. He died in 1972.

In 1975, she married Hurdis Smith, who died in 1990. Survivors include two sons, Spurgeon R. Wentzell of Dillsburg, Pa., and Tommy E. Wentzell of Windsor; one stepson, Paul D. Smith of Enfield, N.H.; one stepdaughter, Helen M. Brown of Charlestown; two brothers, Robert Gokey of Cedar Heights, Calif., and Donald Gokey of Rome, N.Y.; one sister, Norma Poulin of Claremont; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a stepson, Brian N. Smith, and a sister, Marjorie Dawley.

Gloria Rogers, 62
PERKINSVILLE -- Gloria E. Rogers, 62, of Route 106, died Wednesday morning (Aug. 21, 1996) at her home after a lengthy illness.
For the past eight years, she and her husband, Lloyd A., have traveled with their motor home and spent their summers in Perkinsville. She was a former West Windsor and Reading resident.

She was born in Reading on Nov. 21, 1933, the daughter of Leslie and Dorothy (Williams) Hobbs.

She attended schools in Reading, in Connecticut, and Springfield High School. On Dec. 19, 1952, she married Lloyd A. "Bud" Rogers in Ludlow.

Survivors include her husband, Lloyd A. of Perkinsville; one son, Mark Rogers of West Windsor; two daughters, Cheryl and Dorothy Rogers, both of Windsor; one brother, Robert Hobbs of Springfield; two sisters, Phyllis Bennett and Hazel King, both of South Reading; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Lillian Breton, 88
CLAREMONT -- Lillian Breton, 88, of 145 North St., died Friday (Aug. 16, 1996) at Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire at Claremont after a long illness. She lived in Claremont 50 years. Before that she had lived in Woonsocket, R.I.
Mrs. Breton owned and operated the Breton Store and Snack Bar on North Street in Claremont for seven years.

Before that she had been employed for eight years as a nurse's aide at Claremont General Hospital. She was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Claremont and was a member of the St. Anne Society.

Mrs. Breton was born in Garthby, Quebec, Canada, on Aug. 11, 1908, the daughter of Louis and Emelia (Roy) Dubuc. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Ted (Rachel) Yurek, Mrs Fred (Laurette) Willette, Theresa Allard and June Breton, all of Claremont; a sister, Mary Jeanne Levesque of Staten Island, N.Y., formerly of North Charlestown; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Raymond Breton on Oct. 16, 1994.

Ralph Schooley, 96
NEWPORT -- Ralph J. Schooley, 96, of Allen Street, died Tuesday (Aug. 20, 1996) at his home. Since 1973, he lived in Newport and formerly resided in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Mr. Schooley was a former linotype operator for The New York Times for 25 years. He served in the Merchant Marines for 15 years. He was born in New Haven, Conn., the son of Harry and Lily (Hart) Schooley.

Mr. Schooley attended school in Springfield, Mass., and graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in Long Island, N.Y. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Aldina (Reasso) Schooley of Newport.

Ruth Johnson, 74
LEYDEN, Mass. -- Ruth D. Johnson, 74, died Tuesday evening (Aug. 20, 1996) at the home of her daughter, Mary Lou Barton, in Leyden. She had been staying with her daughter and formerly resided on Route 142 in Vernon, Vt.
Mrs. Johnson was a school teacher and taught at Canoe Brook School in Putney, Vt., for many years. Later, she substituted at Vernon School. Mrs. Johnson was an active parishioner at Vernon Advent Christian Church and also ran The Nursery for many years. She enjoyed playing the piano and accordion, ceramics, crafts, gardening and reading. She was born in Brattleboro, Vt., on Dec. 7, 1921, the daughter of Warren and Mildred (Lackey) Dunklee.

She graduated from Vernon School and in 1939 from Brattleboro High School. Mrs. Johnson also attended Castleton (Vt.) Normal School. On Nov. 11, 1942, she married Glenn Johnson in Vernon. He died in 1978.

Survivors include four daughters, Alma Johnson of Brownsville, Mary Lou Barton of Leyden, Rebecca Kellom of Vernon and Heidi Benjamin of Turners Falls, Mass.; six sons, Stanley Johnson of Gill, Mass., Ronald Johnson of Springfield, Norman "Butch" Johnson of Vernon, Wesley and Glenn Johnson Jr., both of Northfield, Mass., and Allen "Moose" Johnson of Hinsdale, N.H.; one brother, Alfred Dunklee of Vern; two sisters, Alma Manowsky of Greenfield and Martha Ann Clark of Brattleboro; 23 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Ruth Walker, 82
UNITY -- Ruth Evelyn Walker, 82, died Monday evening (Aug. 19, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. Since 1992, she had been a resident of Sullivan County Nursing Home in Unity and formerly resided in Lebanon, N.H., and Massachusetts. Miss Walker was a former buyer for many years for clothing for Benoit's Prep Hall with stores in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She retired in 1980. She was born in Easthampton, Mass., on June 9, 1914, the daughter of Arthur and Alice (Place) Walker. She attended Easthampton schools and was a 1931 graduate of Easthampton High School. In 1937, she graduated with an associate degree in small business administration from the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Survivors include one cousin, Phyllis Ely of Massachusetts.

Steven Glover, 75
CLAREMONT -- Steven Roy Glover, 75, of 30 Main St. died Thursday (Aug. 15, 1996) at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction, Vt., after a long illness. He had been a resident of Claremont for the 'past five years, having previously lived in Charlestown.
Mr. Glover was a self-employeed auctioneer. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army with the original 197th New Hampshire National Guard in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He was a member of VFW Post 808, was the Chaplain of the Claremont DAV Chapter 20 and a charter member and current Adjutant-Treasurer of AMVETS, Post 711, Claremont. Mr. Glover was born in Plymouth, N.H., on March 4, 1921, the son of Roy and Mildred (Smith) Glover. Survivors include a sister, MaryElla Anderson of Orlando, Fla.; a half-brother, Ralph Whipple Jr. of Suncook, N.H.; and nieces and nephews.

Walter Record, 58
LYME, N.H. -- Walter L. "Walt" Record, 58, of Reordridge Farm on East Thetford Road, died suddenly in his barn Sunday morning (Aug. 18, 1996.)
He was a longtime Upper Valley-area resident. Mr. Record was a dairy farmer and had farmed since age 22 when his father died. He enjoyed his farm life and raising animals. Mr. Record and his wife, Amy, showed their animals at many fairs and events in the Northeast and won several ribbons, honors and prizes for champions. He had raised registered Holstein and Jersey cattle as well as several goats for their dairy products.

Mr. Record was a 4-H member and 4-H leader. At Recordridge Farm, Mr. and Mrs. Record had also raised reindeer, fallow deer, miniature Sicilian donkeys, Dexter cattle, a yak, a llama, peacocks and several exotic fowl. Several articles have been written in magazines and newspapers about their menagerie.

He was born in Hanover, N.H., on Aug. 9, 1938, the son of Donald and Ada (Olsen) Record. He married Amy Mintz. They would have celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary next Saturday.

Survivors include his wife, Amy of Lyme; his mother of Lyme; three sisters, Cynthia Wilkie of Cornish and Edith Jenks and Donna Hadley-Fisk, both of Lyme; and nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Carol Sawyer, 31
PLAINFIELD -- Carol F. Sawyer, 31, died Thursday morning (Aug. 21, 1996) at her sister's home in Claremont after a long illness. She was a longtime Upper Valley area resident. For several years Miss Sawyer was a bookkeeper for Bascom Maple Farms in Alstead. She enjoyed country-western music, line dancing, sports and her pets. She was born in Hanover, N.H., on Oct. 20, 1964, the daughter of Ellsworth G. "Sonny" and Louise (Atwood) Sawyer. She attended Plainfield schools. In 1983, she graduated from Lebanon (N.H.) High School and in 1985 from Hesser Business College in Manchester, N.H. Survivors include her mother of Plainfield; one sister, Mrs. Edgar (Viola J.) Lunderville of Claremont; one niece; one nephew; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Dorothy MacGillivray, 87
SPRINGFIELD -- Dorothy M. MacGillivray, 87, of Taylor Drive, died Thursday morning (Aug. 22, 1996) at Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., after a brief illness. She was a longtime Springfield resident. Mrs. MacGillivray was a former school teacher and taught for nine years at Springfield elementary schools. She was also a substitute teacher for many years. Mrs. MacGillivray was one of the organizers of the Brookside School. She was an avid golfer and life member of Crown Point Country Club in Springfield. Mrs. MacGillivray was a longtime member of Springfield Hospital Auxiliary, When the Hospital Coffee Shop was first organized, she was one of the first volunteers to work in it. She was a former longtime member of Springfield Altrurian Club and Springfield Firemen's Auxiliary. Mrs. MacGillivray was a Red Cross Gray Lady for many years and she did volunteer work at Springfield Hospital, the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction, Vt., and at many American Red Cross blood drawings. She was a longtime parishioner of St. Mary's Church in Springfield and a member of the Altar Society. She was born in Penacook, N.H., on March 28, 1909, the daughter of John and Agnes (Manseau) McGirr. She graduated in 1927 from Penacook High School and in 1930 from Keene (N.H.) Normal School. On Aug. 27, 1934, she married Lloyd M. "Red" MacGillivray in Chittenden, Vt. Survivors include her husband, Lloyd M. "Red" MacGillivray of Springfield; one daughter, Gail M. Twombley of Seminole, Fla.; one son, Peter E. MacGillivray of Springfield; seven grand- children; eight great-grand- children; two stepgreat-grand- children; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a brother, Royal E. McGirr.

Raymond Greenwood, 77
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Raymond F. Greenwood, 77, died Wednesday (Aug. 21, 1996) at his home after a brief illness. He moved to Manchester in 1949 and formerly resided in Claremont. For 32 years Mr. Greenwood worked for Foster Beef Co. in Manchester and retired in 1982. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was born and raised in Claremont, the son of Dennis and Delina (Audette) Greenwood. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Doris S. (Rivet) Greenwood of Manchester; one daughter, Dorothy Beauclair of Goffstown, N.H.; one stepson, Richard Kurisco of Manchester; one stepdaughter, Rita Holloway of Newark, Del.; one sister, Dorothy Arel of Claremont; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Dennis Greenwood and a sister, Lena Jarvis.


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