Miscellaneous Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Obituaries


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Angela M. Adams
High school junior; enjoyed snowmobiling, friends

Angela M. Adams, 16, of North Mason Road, Brookline, died Dec. 23, 2001, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

Miss Adams was born June 8, 1985, in Manchester, daughter of Daniel C. and Lisa M. (Charland) Adams of Brookline. She had lived in Brookline for the past 10 years and had formerly lived in Milford.

She was a lifeguard at the Max Cohen Town Beach and enjoyed snowmobiling and being with her friends.

Miss Adams was a junior at Hollis/Brookline High School and was a member of the girlsí junior varsity and varsity soccer team.

Besides her parents, survivors include a brother, Justin Adams of Brookline; her maternal grandparents, George and Madeleine Charland of Milford; her paternal grandparents, Ernest and Esther Adams of Milford; six aunts, Susan Derry, Carol Morency, Melissa Hopkins, Rachael Adams, Deborah Hubert and Lori Charland; six uncles, Randolph Adams, Michael Adams, Mark Adams, Brian Adams, Matthew Adams and John Charland; and 12 cousins.

Funeral services were held Dec. 27 in The First Baptist Church in Milford. Burial will be private.

Memorial donations may be made to The Angela Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Bank of New Hampshire, Route 13, Brookline, NH 03033.

The Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford was in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor L. Gillotti
Active in Pepperell, Mass., Share program
Eleanor L. (Brown) Gillotti, 65, of Pepperell, Mass., died Dec. 29, 2001, at her home after a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Gillotti was born April 30, 1936, in Pepperell, daughter of Catherine L. (Stewart) Brown of Hollis and the late Laurence C. Brown.

She was the wife of Wilbur L. Gillotti.

Mrs. Gillotti worked at Dunkiní Donuts in Pepperell prior to her illness.

She was past president of the Ladies Auxiliary Pepperell Post 3291 and was active with the Pepperell Share program for 60 years.

Mrs. Gillotti was a former member of the Hollis Congregational Church.

She attended schools in Hollis and graduated from New England Baptist School of Nursing in Boston.

Mrs. Gillotti was predeceased by a sister, Natalie Brown

Besides her mother and husband, survivors include a son, Douglas M. Sherwood of Pepperell; three daughters, Pamela S. Farnsworth of Greenville, Terry Lee Sherwood of Milford, and Valerie A. Ojala of Ashby, Mass.; eight brothers and eight sisters-in-law, Henry and Kathleen Brown of Woodinville, David and Helen Brown of Redmond, Wash., Arthur and Claudette Brown of Nashua, Glenn and Judy Brown of Hudson, Laurie Brown of Hollis, Richard and Patricia Brown of Whitefield, Paul and Gail Brown of Stratham, Mark Brown of Brookline and George and Donna Brown of Merrimack; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Alethea and William Chase of Nashua, Edith Brennan of Nashua, Catherine T. and Neil Gardner of Murray, Utah, and Betty and Kevin Lutz of Hudson; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 4, 10 a.m. at the Marchand Funeral Home in Pepperell, Mass. Burial will be in Pepperell Cemetery

Arthur J. Goduti
Worked at Label Art in Wilton
Arthur J. Goduti, 94, formerly of 104 Ponemah Road, Amherst, died Dec. 22, 2001, at St. Teresaís Manor in Manchester.

Mr. Goduti was born Oct. 8, 1907, in Boston, Mass., son of the late Luigi and Josephine (Carbone) Goduti. He lived in Amherst for more than 40 years.

He graduated from Wentworth Institute in Boston.

He was the husband of Emma L. (Comperchio) Goduti of Manchester.

Mr. Goduti worked at Label Art in Wilton for many years.

He was a member of Milford Council 3035, Knights of Columbus.

Mr. Goduti was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Milford.

Mr. Goduti was predeceased by three brothers, Fred Goduti, Edward Goduti and Almond Goduti.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons, Donald G. Goduti of Londonderry and Richard A. Goduti of Dunbarton; a brother, John Goduti of Carver, Mass.; three sisters, Mary DeMarco of Cambridge, Mass., Emma Blessington of Arlington, Mass., and Enis Bastinelli of Walpole, Mass.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are private. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford.

Memorial donations may be made to New Hampshire Catholic Charities, 325 Franklin St., Manchester, NH 03101.

The Smith & Heald Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of arrangements

Claire R. Herald
Loving and devoted mother and grandmother
Claire R. (Soucy-Sanborn) Herald, 62, of Tyngsboro, Mass., died unexpectedly Dec. 28, 2001, at Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital after a brief illness.

Mrs. Herald was born Nov. 20, 1939, in Nashua, daughter of the late Ernest and Irene (Bonenfant) Soucy.

She was the widow of Richard Herald.

Mrs. Herald was a member of the Eastern Star, Billerica Chapter 212, the Senior Citizen Group of Tyngsborough and AARP. She enjoyed the beach and time with her grandchildren, and was an avid bingo player.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Laurie Lizotte of Nashua and Jeff and Robin Sanborn of Merrimack; two daughters and a son-in-law, Karen and Paul DiFazio of Merrimack, and Ellen Sanborn of Tyngsborough; two sisters, Irene St. Jean and Theresa LaBrecque, both of Nashua; four grandchildren, Alexa and Eric Lizotte and Danielle and Briana DiFazio; and three step-grandchildren, Joanne Hill and Wesley and Justin Hall.

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

Vernon W. Kendall
Former Litchfield selectman

Vernon Winslow Kendall, 81, died Dec. 26, 2001, at Texhoma Christian Care Center in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Mr. Kendall was born July 30, 1920, in Lexington, Mass., son of Wendell and Grace Phillips.

He was the widower of Louise (Haley) Kendall, who died Dec. 12, 1991. They married Jan. 1, 1948.

Mr. Kendall had served as constable and as a selectman for several years in Litchfield. He worked as a carpenter for many years.

He was an Army veteran, having served in World War II from 1944-1946. During his military service he was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Philippines Liberation Ribbon and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a former post commander of the Veterans of Foreign War in Rochester, and was a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include a son Roger Kendall of Wichita Falls; five daughters, Brenda Theroux of Milton, Joyce Morrison of Nashua, Beverly LaDue of Milford, and Barbara Larson and Kelly Mendenhall, both of Spring, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Lunnís Colonial Funeral Home in Wichita Falls, Texas, is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph E. LaCasse Sr.
Served in the U.S. Army National Guard

Joseph E. LaCasse Sr., 63, of Island Street, Wilton, died Dec. 27, 2001, at his home, after being stricken with a sudden illness.

Born in Nashua, the son of the late Leo E. and Ermalene J. (LeMontagne) LaCasse, he has lived in Wilton most of his life.

He was a 1956 graduate of Wilton High School.

Mr. LaCasse served four years with the United States Air Force and later joined the U.S. Army National Guard ďAĒ Battery 1/172 Field Artillery of Milford, retiring in 1993 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Bent-Burke American Legion Post 10 of Wilton.

Mr. LaCasse had been employed as a technical writer for Lockheed Sanders of Nashua for more than 30 years, retiring in 1995.

He was an avid sailor and owned and operated a sailboat in Mo-Bjack Bay, Va., during the summer months for many years.

Members of his family include one son, Joseph E. LaCasse Jr. of Mont Vernon; one daughter, Lisa Gibbons of Wilton; three grandchildren; a brother, George LaCasse of Edgewater, Fla.; a sister, Jacqueline Trombley of Desoto, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Dec. 30 in the Nelson Funeral Home in Wilton.

Memorial donations may be made to the MADD of New Hampshire, 28 Sylvester St., Manchester, NH 03102.

Richard Maghakian
Principal at Brookline Elementary School

Richard Maghakian, 54, of Brookline, died Jan. 1, 2002, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

Mr. Maghakian was born Aug. 13, 1947, in Chelsea, Mass., son of Jonathan and Veronica (Kayajanian) Maghakian of Saugus, Mass. He had been a resident of Brookline for the past 28 years and had formerly lived in Saugus.

He was the husband of Evalyn (Hart) Maghakian of Brookline, to whom he had been married for 30 years.

Mr. Maghakian was the principal of the Brookline Elementary School in Brookline for 32 years.

He was a member of the National Association of Elementary School Principals and New Hampshire Association of Elementary School Principals. In addition, he was a member of the American Corvette Club and was active in all Brookline youth sports. He enjoyed golf.

Mr. Maghakian was a 1965 graduate of Saugus High School. He graduated from Salem (Mass.) State College in 1969 and earned his masterís degree in education from Fitchburg (Mass.) State College.

Besides his parents and wife, survivors include three daughters, Lee Ann Lewis of Brookline, Stacy Lynn Maghakian of Merrimack, and Jill Veronica Maghakian of Allentown, Pa.; a granddaughter, Paige E. Lewis of Brookline; a sister, Linda Kervin of Falmouth, Mass.; a brother-in-law, Frederick Hart Sr. of North Attleboro, Mass.; a sister-in-law, Deborah Woods of South Attleboro, Mass.; and nine nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours are Thursday, Jan. 3, and Friday, Jan. 4, 6-9 p.m. in The Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Captain Samuel Douglass Academy, Townsend Hill Road, Brookline. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Brookline.

Donations in Mr. Maghakianís memory may be made to Richard Maghakian Scholarship Fund, c/o Elizabeth Eaton, Brookline Elementary School, PO Box 68, Brookline, NH 03033.

Gary C. Perkins
Outdoorsman who enjoyed motorcycles

Gary C. Perkins, 41, of Nashua died Dec. 29, 2001, at his home after a sudden illness.

Mr. Perkins was born March 25, 1960, in Nashua, son of Karl and Barbara (Fontaine) Perkins of Merrimack.

He was employed at Mid-City Paving Inc. of Merrimack as a paver.

Mr. Perkins was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed motorcycles, snowmobiles and horseshoes.

Besides his parents, survivors include two daughters, Samantha and Lyndsey Perkins; a brother, Daniel Perkins of Concord; three sisters, Karline Perkins of Merrimack, Kathy Morse and Kelly Charles, both of Nashua; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held in The George R. Rivet Funeral Home, 425 D.W. Highway, Merrimack, on Friday, Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. Burial will be held in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack at the convenience of the family.

John J. Prue III
Former Ingersol Rank Co. employee

John J. Prue III, 51, of Goffstown, and formerly of Hudson, died Dec. 26, 2001, at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home.

Mr. Prue was born March 27, 1950, in Ashland, Maine, son of the late John and Pauline (Clark) Prue Jr.

He was the husband of Janice (Collins) Prue of Hudson.

Mr. Prue worked at the former Ingersoll Rand Co. prior to his disability.

Besides his wife, survivors include a son, John J. Prue IV of Hudson; a daughter, Tanya Collins of Milford; a brother, Gerald Prue of Plymouth, Mass.; two sisters, Barbara Ludington of Nevada and Janie Prue of California; and several nieces and nephews.

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

Isabelle M. Racette
Homemaker and teacher for Home Bureau Extension

Isabelle M. Racette, 96, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., died Dec. 22, 2001, in Catholic Medical Center Hospital, Manchester.

She was born Aug. 29, 1905, at Chazy Lake, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Couture) Dubray.

Mrs. Racette and her husband, Ernest, resided in Clayburg for 60 years until his death in 1982.

She had been a member of Assumption of Mary Catholic Church, Redford, and was currently a parishioner of St. Peterís Catholic Church, Plattsburgh, N.Y.

A loving mother, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and reading, and was an outstanding cook.

Mrs. Racette was an active member and teacher for the Home Bureau Extension for many years.

The family includes five sons, Robert Racette and Donald Racette, both of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Gerald Racette of Rutland, Vt., Eugene Racette of Salisbury Mills, N.Y., and Kenneth Racette of Fairfax, Vt.; four daughters, Elizabeth R. Perry of Fountain Valley, Calif., Gerre R. Ryan of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Patricia R. Hathaway and Ceil R. Johnson, both of Bedford; 33 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Peterís Catholic Church, Plattsburgh, N.Y. Spring burial will be in Church of the Assumption Cemetery, Redford.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Peterís Catholic Church Building Fund, Cornelia Street, Plattsburgh, NY.

Local arrangements are by Goodwin Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Manchester.

Ruth Wilson
Leaves a daughter in Milford

Ruth (Burke) Wilson, 86, died unexpectedly at Norwood (Mass.) Hospital on Dec. 26, 2001. Born in Newark, N.J., she was raised in Chatham, N.J.

Mrs. Wilson was a longtime resident of Westfield, N.J., and moved to Yarmouthport, Mass., in 1975. Prior to her marriage she was an executive secretary or Guaranteed Trust in New York City.

She was predeceased by her husband, Richard O. Wilson, who died in 1989, and a grandson, Coleman Wilson.

Survivors include four children, Marcia Wilson Cavanaugh of Milford, Carol Wilson Gallagher of Westwood, Mass., Richard O. Wilson Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Paul Burke Wilson of Henniker; her grandchildren, Mark Cavanaugh of Nashua, Jill Cavanaugh of Marblehead, Mass., Kate, Jennifer and Elizabeth Gallagher, all of Westwood, Mass., Keith Crichton of Jacksonville, Fla., and Abby and Tom MacKenzie of Henniker; and one great-grandson.

A Mass of Celebration was held at the Sacred Heart Chapel in Yarmouth, Mass.

Memorial donations may be made to the Boston Childrenís Hospital Trust, 138 Harvard St., Brookline, MA 02446.

The Hallett Funeral Home, South Yarmouth, Mass., was in charge of arrangements.

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