Miscellaneous Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Obituaries


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Kenneth L. Sargavakian
A memorial service for Kenneth L. Sargavakian will be held Sunday, March 26, at 2:30 p.m. in the Second Congregational Church in Wilton. A reception will be held immediately following in the parish house.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Sargavakian Children’s Fund established at Granite Bank.

Arie E. Hart
Arie E. (Webster) Hart, 97, of Edgewood Street, Milford, died at her home on March 7, 2000. She was affectionately known as "Nana."
Mrs. Hart was born in Mars Hill, Maine, on Sept. 26, 1902, a daughter of the late George H. and Julie (Turner) Webster. She resided in Milford with her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Gerald Bosquet, and two of her granddaughters, Staci Bosquet Therrien and Stefanie Bosquet Deihle. Prior to moving to Milford in 1987, she had lived in Nashua for most of her life.
Mrs. Hart was a homemaker for most of her life and devoted all her time to her family. After the children were grown, she worked in the shipping and receiving department of the former Irwin Plastics Corporation in Nashua for a number of years.
As a young woman, she had attended Main Street Methodist Church for a time.
She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, the harder the better, and playing Scrabble and Chinese checkers. She had been a member of the former Loom Fixers Club and the Polish-American Club in Nashua.
She was educated in Mars Hill, Maine and, following graduation, continued her education at a business college in Bangor, Maine.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Priscilla Hart Kopka, who died in 1982; two sisters, Avis Webster White and Louise Webster Southwell; five brothers, Arno Webster, Victor Webster, Henry Webster, Wilbur Webster and Percy Webster; and a son-in-law, Harold Kierstead, who died in 1997.
Survivors include five daughters and three sons-in-law, Barbara Kierstead of Nashua, Blanche and George Hondras of Lowell, Mass., Sandra Potter of Nashua, Joan and George LaPierre of Milford, and Sally and Gerald Bosquet of Milford; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard L. and Norma Hart of Nashua; 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Mae Webster of Kennebunk, Maine; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Arrangements are in care of the Davis Funeral Home, Nashua.

Robert C. Bishop
Robert C. Bishop, 78, of East Side Drive, died Sunday, March 26, at Concord Hospital.
He was born in Boston, Mass., the son of Charles D. and Grace I. (Blackwood) Bishop.
He was a 1948 graduate of Northeastern University.
He served in the Air Force during the Korean War.
For more than 15 years Mr. Bishop was the president of Edward-Everett Savings and Loan in Dorchester, and was chair of the board of directors of the bank.
He had been a resident of Canterbury, for 22 years before moving to Concord in 1997. He worked for youth groups in Massachusetts and was a a Scoutmaster in Lyndeborough.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Bishop of Concord; a son, Charles G. Bishop of South Carolina; two daughters, Margaret H. Bishop of Boulder, Colo., and Deborah Ann Bishop of Mason; five grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia Turcotte of South Attleboro, Mass.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 6, 2:30 p.m., at Heritage Heights, 149 East Side Dr., Concord.
Memorial donations may be made to the Havenwood-Heritage Heights Endowment Fund, 33 Christian Ave., Concord, NH 03301.
The Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, is in charge of arrangements.

Vieno Makela
Vieno (Mattila) Makela, 93, formerly of River Road, Pepperell Meadows, Pepperell, Mass., died Saturday morning, March 25, at Harborside Healthcare Center, Milford.
Her husband, Reino K. Makela died in l954.
She is survived by two sons, Ray A. Makela of Groton, Mass., and John A. Makela of Royal Oak, Mich.; a sister, Taimi Erickson of Hubbardston, Mass. She also leaves seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
She was the mother of Jean Makela of Dennis, Mass., who died in March 1997.
Mrs. Makela was born in Gardner, Mass., Jan. 9, 1907, a daughter of Alex and Ida (Hanson) Mattila, and was a 1926 graduate of Gardner High School.
She resided in Pepperell, Mass., for more than 20 years and was a member of the Pepperell Senior Citizens Club and Pepperell Women’s Club.
She enjoyed knitting and traveled extensively.
For 10 years Mrs. Makela worked as a payroll clerk at Grant Plastics in Townsend, Mass. Prior to that she worked for many years at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass.
Graveside services will be held today (Wednesday, March 29) at 11 a.m., at Hillside Cemetery, Highland Street in Townsend, Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc., 249 Canal Street, Manchester, NH 03101.
The T.J. Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Townsend, Mass., is in charge of arrangements.

Catherine Bowring Sargent
Catherine Bowring Sargent, 54, of Gloucester, Mass., died March 24, 2000, at her home after a long period of living with breast cancer. She was the wife of John A. Sargent.
Born in New York, New York on March 10, 1946, she was the daughter of Shirley (Fenbresque) Bowring of Hilton Head, S.C. and Douglas Bowring of Edgartown, Mass. and Atlanta, Ga. She attended St. Margaret’s School, Waterbury, Conn., and was a 1966 graduate of Endicott Junior College. In 1978, she received her MS degree in education from Nazareth College, Rochester, New York.
Catherine was an educator, beginning her career teaching at the St. Thomas Day School in New Haven, Conn, then teaching at the Park School in Brookline, Mass and in the Amherst and Mont Vernon school districts. Recently, she was a kindergarten teacher for 10 years in the Hamilton-Wenham School district in South Hamilton, retiring in 1998 due to her health.
She was active in the community, re-establishing the Clean City Commission which she chaired for a number of years during the 1980s, while leading the "Pick It Up Day" efforts. She also served on the boards of the child development programs, the Gloucester School Connection, and the Sargent House Museum. She served on many Gloucester school committees, the Veteran’s School Rehabilitation Committee, the High School Advisory Group, and the High School Renovation Committee. Catherine was an avid traveler and lover of cats.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by two sons, Benjamin Bonner Sargent of Salem, Mass., and Nathaniel Fitzwilliam Sargent of Derry.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 1 in the Independent Christian Church, Unitarian Universalist, 50 Middle St., Gloucester at 4 p.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. There are not visiting hours.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in her memory to the Literacy Program, c/o Child Development Programs, 120 Maplewood Avenue, Gloucester, Mass. 01930. Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Grondin Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester, Mass.

James D. Austin Sr.
James D. Austin Sr., 70, of Main Street, Brookline, died March 24, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, after a long illness.
Mr. Austin, better known as "Big Jim," was born in Fitchburg, Mass., on Feb. 8, 1930, a son of the late Eva (Hamilton) and Leo W. Austin Sr.
He served in the Navy during the Korean War on the U.S.S. Badoeng Strait for five years. He had studied meteorology while in the service. He was also a member of the Brookline Fire Department for several years and a member of the Kilduff/Wirtanen American Legion Post 74 in Brookline.
Mr. Austin was self-employed as a logger for more than 30 years. He was an avid woodsman and hunter.and was a lifelong resident of Brookline.
He was an original bellringer for many years and a strong supporter of the seven "Brookline Bell Ringers." He was fondly referred to as the Mayor of Brookline.
Family members include his loving daughter, Dawn "Leecy" Jeffreys; a son, James D. Austin Jr., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of Brookline; three sisters, Dorothy M. Joki of Litchfield, Shirley Johnson of Nashua and Eileen Kendall of Fla.; four brothers, Leo W. Austin Jr. and John R. Austin, both of Brookline, Richard H. Austin of Moultonborough and Frank W. Austin of Bennington; his former wife, Barbara M. Austin; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
A graveside service will be held today (March 31) in Pine Grove Cemetery, Brookline. 
Donations in Mr. Austin’s memory may be made to the Brookline Public Library, 16 Main St., Brookline, NH 03033.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

James H. Barry
James Henry Barry, 75, died March 30, 2000, at the Maine Veterans Home. 
He was born in Framingham, Mass., on Jan. 28, 1925, the son of James H. and Sarah J. (Raymond) Barry Sr.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, and was a self-employed carpenter and contractor until his retirement in 1978. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Gardiner, Maine, and enjoyed playing the guitar.
He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Barry, and his father, James Barry Sr. 
He is survived by his mother, Sarah Barry, of Massachusetts; six sons, Dana Barry of Amherst, Steven and Scott Barry, both of Manchester, Brian Barry of Keene, Jason Barry of Laconia and Mark Barry of Augusta, Maine; five daughters, Michelle Dinh of Milford, Monette Raymond of Manchester, Dorice Bowdoin of Brookline, Mass., Andrea Bailey of Lynn, Mass., and Julie Brogan of Clarement; a sister, Betty Mercer, of Hopedale, Mass.; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Committal services were held in the chapel at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery on April 4.
Knowlton and Hewins Funeral Home, Augusta, Maine, was in charge of arrangements.

Ronald J. Blanchette
Ronald J. Blanchette of Wilton died March 28, 2000, in the Spring Hill Hospital, Portland, Maine, following a heart attack.
He was born in Nashua on May 11, 1948, the son of the late Joseph E. Blanchette, who died in 1971, and Nathalie (Johnson) Pangborn of 3802 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Apt. 103A, Longboat Key, Fla.
He had lived most of his life in Wilton. He was a 1967 graduate of Wilton High School and received a B.A. degree in social studies and a master’s degree in psychology from the University of New Hampshire. He had been a self-employed landscaper in the Wilton and Milford area for several years.
Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Claudette (Guevin) Blanchette and a son, Grant C. Blanchette, both of Wilton; a daughter, Hollie J. Blanchette and grandson, Patrick Blanchette, both of Bennington; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert A. and Suzan Blanchette of Wilton; a sister, Joanne Sheehan of Newburyport, Mass; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial funeral service was held on April 3 in the Nelson Funeral Home, Wilton.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, NH 03101-2244.

Thora W. Pirkey
Thora "Wendy" Pirkey, 73, devoted mother and grandmother, of Elm Street, Milford, died March 29, 2000 at Harborside Healthcare Center, Milford, after a courageous battle with failing health.
She was born in Littleton, on Oct. 11, 1926, a daughter of the late John T. and Helen (Greenleaf) Johnson.
Mrs. Pirkey had been a resident of Milford for 23 years, after living in East Orange, N.J., for many years.
She was a graduate of Newark (N.J.) City Hospital School of Nursing.
During her nursing career, Mrs. Pirkey worked at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York City as an orthopaedic nurse and as head nurse at Cherry Hill (N.J.) Nursing Home. She retired as director of nursing at the Milford Nursing Home in l986.
She was active in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and had been a den mother. She enjoyed camping, classical music, tole painting and spending time with her grandchildren.
Mrs. Pirkey was a communicant of St. Patrick Church, Milford, and had taught CCD.
She was predeceased by her husband, James H. Pirkey, who died in 1991.
Family members include three sons and daughters-in-law, Paul T. and Jeannette Pirkey of Milford, Andrew and Marina Pirkey of Milford, and John and Cindy Pirkey of Hancock; seven grandchildren, Jocelyn, Marissa and Andrea Pirkey of Milford, Nathan and Brandy Lajoie of Milford, and Ben and Erin Pirkey of Hancock; a brother, Arthur Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated today (Wednesday, April 5), at 10 a.m. in Infant Jesus Church, Main Street, Brookline. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, New Hampshire Chapter, Zero Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH 03060.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Stanley B. West
Stanley B. West, 76, of Lowell Road, Hudson, died at this residence early Monday morning, April 3, 2000.
He was born in Arlington, Mass. on Aug. 13, 1923, a son of the late Emery F. and Jessie (Barney) West.  Following graduation from high school in Arlington, Mass., Mr. West attended one year at the University of Massachusetts.
A resident of Hudson for the past year, he had previously lived in Milford, for 20 years, and prior to that in Nashua.
He was the husband of Harriet C. (Cameron) West, whom he married September 24, 1949.
Prior to his retirement in 1982, Mr. West was employed as general manager for the New Hampshire state liquor stores in Nashua and Milford for 26 years.
A veteran of the United States Army Air Corps, Mr. West served during World War II with the 450th Bomber Group, 15th Air Force, in Italy.
He held membership in Ricciardi Hartshorn Post 23 American Legion of Milford.  He was an avid Red Sox fan and especially enjoyed being a father and grandfather.
He formerly attended Pilgrim Congregational Church in Nashua.
He was predeceased by two sistors, Eleanor West adn Marjorie West.
In addition to his wife of more than 50 years, survivors in clude two daughters adn son-in-law, Deborah and Bruce Kneeland of Merrimack and Janet adn Glenn Stone of Milford.   Kneeland and Jameson Kneeland, both of Merrimack, and several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Visiting hours will be held in Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nahsua, today (April 5), from 6-8 p.m.  A funeral service in his honor will be held in the funeral home chapel on Thursday, April 6 at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Edward A Koonz will officiate.   Interment prayers and burial will follow immediately in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Mason.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, N.H. Affiliate, 20 Merrimack St., Suite 1, Manchester, NH 03101-2244; or Home Health and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.

Rodney C. Woodman Jr.
Rodney C. "Boo" Woodman Jr., 75, of Great Brook Road, Milford, died March 29, 2000, at his home.
He was born in Nashua on Dec. 29, 1924, the son of the late Rodney C. Woodman Sr. and Mildred (Kimball) Woodman.
Mr. Woodman was a lifelong resident of Milford, and a graduate of Milford High School, class of 1943. He completed a postgraduate program at the New Hampton (N.H.) School before entering and graduating from the University of Connecticut School of Floriculture.
After serving as a corporal in the Quartermaster Corps during World War II, he returned to the family business, Rodney C. Woodman Florist, Inc., of Milford and Peterborough. He worked there until he became owner in the early 1970s and retired in 1987.
Mr. Woodman was a member of the Milford Historical Society and Benevolent Lodge 7 F&AM. He had served as president of The Livermore Community Association, Milford, for many years.
He was the beloved husband of Janice (Brown) Woodman of Milford, to whom he had been married for 45 years; and loving father of Cynthia W. Green of Amherst, Christine W. Noonan of Londonderry, Carol Woodman of Portsmouth and James C. Woodman of Jamaica Plain, Mass. He is survived by four grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Palmer of Peterborough and Sylvia Slater of Camillus, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held April 3 in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Milford. Burial will be private.
Donations in Mr. Woodman’s memory may be made to the Milford Historical Society, PO Box 609, Milford, NH 03055.
The Smith Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

George J. Bottcher
George Joseph Bottcher, 79, of Glen Falls, Goffstown, and formerly of Merrimack, died April 2, 2000, at Southern N.H. Medical Center after a long illness.
He was born in Ridgewood, N.Y., on Nov. 9, 1920, a son of the late Otto and Dora (Wuppesahl) Bottcher.
Mr. Bottcher was educated in Ridgewood public schools. He joined the Army Air Corps in 1943. A B-24 tail gunner, he served in the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group of the 15th Air Force in the European Theater of Operations. He was a member of "The Liberandos," veterans of the 15th Air Force who served in World War II.
Mr. Bottcher celebrated his 40th anniversary as a Master Mason in 1998. His home lodge was F&AM American Lodge 184 in Floral Park, N.Y. He was active in Benevolent Lodge 7 in Milford.
He was employed by Kollsman Instrument Co. in 1941 as a die presser on the assembly line.
After serving in the Army Air Corps, he returned to Kollsman. He was a general foreman at the Elmhurst and Syosset, N.Y., plants. He moved to Merrimack as part of the advance team when Kollsman moved its operations to Merrimack in 1975. At the time of his retirement in 1984, he was general foreman of the diaphragm and laboratory departments.
An active member of St. James United Methodist Church in Merrimack since 1975, Mr. Bottcher was a member of the church choir.
He was the widower of the late Minna (Eichenhauer) Bottcher, who died in 1984.
Members of his family include his wife of 11 years, Neva Savage Bottcher of Goffstown; a son, Robert Bottcher of Loudon; a daughter, Gayle Ann Bottcher of Wilton; two granddaughters, Lara Sheehy and Christine Wood, both of Loudon; three sisters, Elsie Roeder of Ridgewood, N.Y., and Dorothy Martinelli and Marionne De Vroedt, both of Pembroke Pines, Fla.; five stepchildren, Carol Gray and Tag Bridges, both of Savannah, Ga., Edward and Ned Bridges of Atlanta, Ga., and Cheryl Schumacher of Orlando, Fla.; nine stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held April 5, at St. James United Methodist Church, Merrimack. The Rev. Marguerite C. Gage, pastor, officiated. Burial was in the VA National Cemetery in Bourne, Mass.
Memorial contributions be made to the National Kidney Foundation of N.H., 1 Tremont St. Concord, NH 03301; or to the memorial music fund at St. James United Methodist Church, PO Box 895, Merrimack, NH 03054.
The George R. Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack was in charge of arrangements.

Richard C. Buxton
Richard Calvetti Buxton, 65, died on April 5, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Mr. Buxton was born in Milford on Nov. 29, 1934, the son of Pierena (Calvetti) and Arthur Dix Buxton. He grew up in Peterborough, and was president of his graduating class at Peterborough High School.
He received a degree in engineering from the University of New Hampshire.
Mr. Buxton’s parents owned and operated Woodman’s Florists for many years, and he spent his summers at Sunset Lake in Greenfield. 
He moved to West Virginia in 1956, working for 30 years at Union Carbide Company. He was a Scoutmaster in South Charleston, W.Va., and received the Silver Beaver Award. He returned to the Peterborough area in 1986 upon retiring.
In addition to working for H&R Block for the last 12 years as an enrolled agent, he served on the Southwest Regional Planning Board; as treasurer of the Old Common Condo Association; trustee, lay leader, financial secretary and on the mission committee of the United Methodist Church in Peterborough; and board member of the Scott-Farrar Home.
Mr. Buxton loved backpacking, traveling, and summering at his Sunset Lake home. He traveled in Europe and to all 50 U.S. states.
He is survived by two daughters, Mary Beth (Ryan) Scibilia of Nashua and Linda Ann Buxton of Peterborough; two grandchildren, Nathaniel Ryan and Meghan Ryan of Nashua; a brother, Roger Buxton of Goffstown; a half-brother, Charles Kuklewicz of Massachusetts; two half-sisters, Patricia Kuklewicz of Massachusetts and Marjorie Meridith of Indiana; and nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held April 8 at the United Methodist Church in Peterborough. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Memorial Fund, United Methodist Church, 43 Concord St., Peterborough, NH 03458. 

Rita M. (Dunn) Clark
Rita M. (Dunn) Clark, 81, of Amherst, formerly of Northampton, Mass., and Portland, Maine, died on April 3, 2000, after a long illness.
She was born Aug. 23, 19l8, in Northampton, Mass., to the late James and Julia (Larock) Dunn. She had been a resident of Amherst since l965.
She was the widow or Jame Clark, who died in 1990.
Mrs. Clark graduated from Northampton High School in 1935. and from McCarthy’s Business College in 1936. She had worked as a timekeeper for the Home Sewing Project as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), and as a clerk in the office of the Northampton City Auditor.
Survivors included a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Smith and John Crawford of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James A. CIark of Amherst, and Michael Denise Clark of Milford; four grandchildren, Joshua Smith of Seattle, Wash., Caleb Smith of Cambridge, Mass., and Shaula and Max Clark, both of Milford. Other survivors include a sister-in-law, Doris Shubach, and a niece, Karen Cote, both of Belchertown, Mass; a niece, Lisa Kemp of Colorado; her close friend, Queen Thygeson of Amherst; and many other friends and neighbors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nashua Humane Society, 24 Ferry St., Nashua, NH.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.
For more information or to view an on-line memorial, go to www.csnh.com.

Barbara Cobbett
Barbara (Shaw) Cobbett, 85, formerly of Brockton, Mass., wife of the late Herbert Warren Cobbett, and mother of the late Herbert Warren Cobbett Jr., died April 8, 2000, at the Crestwood Harborside Health Care Nursing Home in Milford, where she resided for the last five years.
Mrs. Cobbett was born in Brockton, Mass., and was the daughter of the late Ethel B. and Clarence E. Shaw. She was a graduate of Brockton High School, class of 1933, and Pierce Secretarial School, Boston, Mass.
Mrs. Cobbett moved to Wareham, Mass. in 1964 and lived there for 35 years before moving to Milford. At the time of her retirement in 1978, she had been employed at the Brockton VA Hospital for almost 25 years, as a medical secretary.
Mrs. Cobbett was a member of the Buzzard Bay Eagles 3471 and an ardent participant on the Eagles dart teams. 
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Raymond Hill Sr., of Milford; two grandchildren, Stephanie Marshall from Greeley, Colo., and Raymond Hill Jr. from Milford; and several nephews and nieces. 
Funeral services will be private.
Donations in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032; or the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack Street, Manchester, NH 03101.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, is in charge of arrangements.

Maurice R. Levesque
Maurice R. "Chirpy" Levesque Sr., 60, of Daniel Webster Drive, Merrimack, died unexpectedly at his home April 3, 2000.
He was born in Nashua, on April 20, 1939, a son of Constance (Greene) Bradis of Amherst, and the late Maurice S. Levesque.
Mr. Levesque attended Merrimack High School and had resided in Merrimack for more than 40 years.
He served in the N.H. National Guard for many years.
Prior to retirement, he owned and operated a wood cutting business, The Hardwood Cowboys and Sons, in Merrimack.
Mr. Levesque was the widower of Carolyn J. (Gordon) Levesque who died Aug. 19, 1997.
In addition to his mother, members of his family include two sons, Maurice R. "Stormy" Levesque Jr. of Grovetown, Ga., and Roger W. Levesque of Lexington, Ky.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Stephanie C. Levesque of Merrimack, Wanda L. and James A. Ringenwald of Manchester, and Diana L. and James C. Lund of Merrimack; six grandchildren, Theresa and Antonina Levesque, both of Mont. Belvieu, Texas, Cassandra Levesque, James and Jesse Lund, all of Merrimack, and Robert Ringenwald of Manchester; two brothers, Alan Bradis of Hooksett, and Michael Bradis of Amherst; a sister and brother-in-law, Valerie and Philip Germain of Bennington; and an aunt, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held today (Friday, April 7), in the George R. Rivet Funeral Home, 425 D.W. Highway, Merrimack. The Rev. Allen Tomlinson, Ph.D., will officiate. Following cremation, burial will be in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack. 

Jeffery Ford Schoerner
Jeffery Ford Schoerner, 49, of Amherst, died in his home after a brave fight with cancer on Sunday, April 9, 2000. 
Mr. Schoerner was born on Sept. 4, 1950, in Cranston, R.I. He was the son of the late Rudolph and Lois Ford Schoerner.
Mr. Schoerner resided in Amherst for 10 years. He was a graduate of Bryant College in Rhode Island and worked for Ingersoll-Rand for 22 years, six of which were with IMPCO of Nashua. After a buyout of IMPCO, Mr. Schoerner changed careers becoming a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in Manchester.
Mr. Schoerner grew up on the ocean and spent his free time boating with his family in Wickford, R.I. He was active with Boy Scout Troop 613 and was a volunteer with The United Way.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Milford.
Mr. Schoerner is survived by his wife of 22 years, Caroline, and three sons, Daniel, David, and Michael, all of Amherst. He is also survived by his sister, Sue Wray and her husband, William, of Fort Washington, Md.; and brothers Richard of San Diego, Calif., and Gregory and his wife, Renee, of Northfield, Conn. He has nine nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday April 15, at11 a.m. at St. Patrick’s.
Donations in Mr. Schoerner’s memory may be made to the Kidney Cancer Association, 1234 Sherman Ave., Suite 203, Evanston, Ill. 60202.
The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.

Arthur J. Simoneau
Arthur J. Simoneau, 80, resident of Howard Street, Wilton, died April 5, 2000, at Harborside Healthcare Center-Crestwood in Milford.
He was born in Wilton, on Feb. 2, 1920, a son of the late Arthur J. Simoneau Sr. and Virginia (Boutot) Simoneau.
Mr. Simoneau was a lifelong resident of Wilton.
He had been employed by Hillsboro Mills, Milford, for 29 years and retired in 1985 from Abbott Machine Company, Wilton, after 12 years of service.
Mr. Simoneau was an avid woodworker.
Family members include his wife, with whom he would of celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in June, Mildred D. (Hanson) Simoneau of Wilton; a son, James S. Simoneau of Manchester; two grandchildren, Corrina Strobel of Manchester, and Sarah Gallos of Hooksett; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Peter Simoneau of Milford, and Wilfred Simoneau of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service was held Monday, April 10, at 11:30 a.m., in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Abbott Hill Road, Wilton.
Donations in his memory may be made to Wilton/Lyndeborough Ambulance Service, PO Box 584, Wilton, NH 03086.
The Smith and Heald Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.

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