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
Survivors include his wife, Stella (Hall) Gordon of Randolph, whom he
married in 1982; one brother, Richard Howe of Tribley, Fla.; one aunt;
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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)
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
Theodore Kittredge, 67
NEWPORT -- Theodore R. Kittredge, 67, of Willow Street, died Sunday
(Aug. 11, 1996) at Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction,
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.
BRADFORD, N.H. - Christopher Joseph Beaulieu, son of Christopher and
Tracey (Charles) Beaulieu, died Tuesday (Aug. 20, 1996) at Concord (N.H.)
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
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
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
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,
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)
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
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,