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, 74, of Piermont, NH, died on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 at the home of her sister-in-law, Linda Goodrich, in Lyme, NH, surrounded by family and close friends. Born on September 25, 1933, in Woodsville, NH, she was the daughter of Leroy and Martha (Kimball) Nelson. She graduated from Woodsville High School and attended Lyndon Teacher s College. Martha Jane was married to Scott Sayers of South Ryegate, VT, on August 21, 1955, and had two children. Martha Jane was a mother, housewife, and worked side by side with her husband on their dairy farm in Piermont until they retired several years ago. She enjoyed being with her family and friends. Martha s favorite things to do were baking pies, making recyle crafts for gifts, gardening and playing cards. Martha was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Louise Elder and Della Heywood, and her brother Harland Nelson. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Scott Sayers of Piermont, NH; one daughter, Cindy Watrous and her husband George of Orwell, VT; a son Larry Sayers of Bellows Falls, VT; and three grandchildren, Jacob Watrous and his wife Heather, and Lindsey and Megan Watrous. She is also survived by a sister, Priscilla Melahn and her husband Jack of Bradford, VT; as well as sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, great nieces and nephews, and close special friends David and Rachael Yaeger and their five children Karl, Christopher, Heidi, Veronica, and Gloria. A calling hour will be on Friday, May 2, from 6-7 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 3, at 10 AM at the Piermont Congregational Church, Piermont, NH with Mr. Lyman Robie and Rev. Dr. Catherine Cook, officiating. Interment will take place at the South Lawn Cemetery in Piermont following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or to the charity of one s choice.
, 85, died on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at her residence. She was born in Haverhill, NH, December 24, 1922, the daughter of Oscar and Gladys (Demerritt) Stone. Bessie was a graduate of Haverhill Academy. She worked as an operating room technician at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover, NH for 17 years, retiring in 1985. She enjoyed her property, gardening and lawn care. She also volunteered at the Newbury Congregational Church. For several years she picked strawberries and blueberries at the Four Corners Farm in Newbury and provided the homemade donuts at Aldrich General Store, North Haverhill and Newbury General Store. Her family was important to her and she took great pride in being with them. She was predeceased by a daughter, Joyce Rae Colbeth on August 24, 1993; a son, Fred J. Colbeth on December 2, 2001; and by two grandchildren. Survivors include a daughter, Linda Wilds of Newbury; two sons, Rod Colbeth and wife Maureen and Thomas Colbeth and wife Arie both of Newbury; a brother, Frank Stone of Barnet, VT; 8 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be Saturday, May 3, from 6 to 8 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. There will be no public funeral services. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at the Townhouse Cemetery, Newbury, VT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA, 01701 or American Diabetes Association, Manchester Office, 249 Canal Street, Manchester, NH, 03101.
North Haverhill, NH -
Charlotte Susan Danforth
, 98, died on Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at the Grafton County Nursing Home. She was born in Melvern Square, Nova Scotia, May 12, 1909, the daughter of William and Eva (Fisher) Gates. Mrs. Danforth lived in Waltham, MA for many years and worked for Raytheon Corporation as a quality control inspector, before retiring to North Haverhill. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, crewel work and embroidery, and was a former member of the Deborah Rebekahs. She was predeceased by her husband, Elwood N. Danforth on November 24, 1988; by her siblings, Fred L. Gates, Vernon Gates, Viola Miller, Ernest Gates, Madeline Gates, Eleanor Upham, and Edith Magee. Survivors include her two daughters, Elizabeth Church of Sandisfield, MA and Mildred Hammond of North Haverhill, NH; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; 1 niece; 4 nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be Saturday, May 10, at 3 PM, at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Alzheimer s Association, New Hampshire Office, One Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH, 03110 or the Grafton County Nursing Home, C/O Activity Fund, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 73, of Waits River Road, died on May 3, 2008 at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH. Lee was born on November 16, 1934, in Westmore, VT, to Ora P. and Annie (Butler) Buskey. He was married to Lorraine A. Soles on December 24, 1952. Lee worked as an auto mechanic at Dud Chase s garage in Woodsville for many years, was a service station supervisor for Johnson Products for 20 years, and just prior to retiring, he worked at the Bradford Mini Mart. Over the years, he enjoyed going to yard sales equally as much as having them. He was predeceased by his wife Lorraine Buskey on January 11, 1996. He is survived by his son, Peter R. Buskey and wife Rebecca of New Hampton, NH; his daughter, Margaret J. Peggy O Donnell and husband Dana of Wells River, VT; six grandchildren, Melissa Buskey Reed, Ryan Scott O Donnell, Christopher Lee Buskey, Billie Jo Buskey Shinn, Daniel Paul Buskey, and Elisabeth Megan Buskey Tallman; 11 great grandchildren; three sisters, Pauline Murray of East Ryegate, VT, Lillian Gilman of Woodstock, NH, and Blanche Chapman of Middletown, CT; his companion of more than ten years, Shirley Emerson of Bradford; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 8, at 2:00PM in Sawyer Cemetery, Bradford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cottage Hospital, Oncology Department, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, 75, of Newbury, passed away at home on May 6, 2008, with his wife and children at his bedside. Frank fought a courageous battle for years with cancer and many complications. He had been on dialysis for two years. Frank was born in Haverhill, MA, one of 14 children, to Carl and Alice (McNeil) Torrey. He attended school in Haverhill, MA, and was member of the Salvation Army. He married Lorraine G. (Peabody) Torrey on March 22, 1958. They recently celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. As a young man, he worked as a climber for various tree outfits including Ralston Tree and Bartlett Tree Company. He worked many years as a roofer for Letoile Roofing, Haverhill, MA. He also worked as a custodian a the Timberlane School District, Plaistow, NH and retired as a custodian in 1994 form the Ray School, Hanover, NH because of ill health. Frank enjoyed hunting and fishing, reading and just taking a ride. He taught his grandsons and sons how to shoot the bow and was so proud of his family. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Torrey of Newbury; eight children, Gary and (Laurie) of Silver Springs, FL, Carleton and wife Donna of North Haverhill, NH, Frank and wife Jackie of Salem, NH, Scott and wife Paula, Darryl and wife Tami, Lorna Renfrew and husband John all of Newbury, Sharon Davison and husband Jeff of Haverhill, MA, and Wanda Keaton Torrey of Auburn, NH; 18 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; his siblings, Gregory Torrey of Newbury, Doris Steven and Evelyn Allen both of Plaistow, Alice Wilkinson of Ware, MA, Ruth Cahill of Lowell, MA, Carlene Paquette of Newbury, and Marion Sargent of Dover, NH; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Thursday, May 8, 2008, from 6:30-8:30 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A graveside service will be on Friday, May 9, at 3 PM at the Townhouse Cemetery, Scotch Hollow Road (past Hebb s Corner) Newbury, VT, with Rev. Vadia Boudreau officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd, Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852.
North Haverhill, NH -
Henry Francis Bartkowski
, 82, of Terrace Drive, died on May 6, 2008, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, NH. He was born on January 19, 1926, in Port Washington, NY, to Walter and Bernice Bartkowski. He joined the US Air Force and served in World War II. Following the war, he was employed as a telephone installer for New York Telephone. Mr. Bartkowski married Mary Pat Lockwood on August 16, 1947. Together, they moved from Port Washington to North Haverhill, NH, in 1983. He attended St. Joseph s Catholic Church, Woodsville, NH, and was a member of the National Rifle Association and the American Radio Relay League. He was predeceased by his siblings Mary Borkowski, Eleanor Halufska, and Frederick and John Bartkowski. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pat Bartkowski, of North Haverhill, two sisters, Gladys Pryzewski of New Hyde Park, NY, and Helen Walsh of New Port Richey, FL, and his brother, Albert Bartkowski, also of New Port Richey; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Friday, May 9, 2008, from 6-8 PM, with a prayer service at 7:30 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, and at McLaughlin Funeral Home, Glen Cove, NY on Monday, May 12, from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on May 13, at 10 AM, at St. Patrick s Catholic Church in Glen Cove. Burial will follow at Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Westbury, Long Island, NY.
, 69, beloved husband, father and friend, formerly of Haverhill, and Salem, NH, passed away surrounded by his loving family on May 7, 2008 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, following a tragic fall. Jim was born on July 25, 1938 in Nashua, NH, the son of Margaret Urie Brown and the late Philip N. Brown of Milford, NH. Dr. Brown was a graduate of Milford High School, the University of New Hampshire and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He served in the United States Navy prior to opening his dental practice in Salem, NH. After many years in Salem, he fell in love with the beautiful Upper Valley and re-established his dental practice in Haverhill, NH. He cherished the privilege of caring for many wonderful patients over the years, many of whom became dear friends. He had recently retired. He is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Beverly Curtis Brown and his admiring children; Scott, Craig and daughter in-law Rosemarie; Amy and son in-law Ken Kinder. Jim also was adored by his eight grandchildren; Dan, Michelle, Hannah, Ellie, Emily, Stephen, Maggie and Lily. He is also survived by his beloved mother Margaret, his brother David T. Brown and sister in-law Collette, and his sister Barbara and brother in-law David Downer, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Philip in 1978. Jim was active in his community and over the years served as a school board member, precinct commissioner, zoning board commissioner and water commissioner for the town of Haverhill. He was also active with the Girl s and Boy s Club and the Visiting Nurses Association of Salem, NH, and was a member of the American Dental Association. He was an avid sports fan and was particularly loyal to the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Celtics. Along with sports, he loved to garden with Bev and together they enjoyed making their community more beautiful through landscaping and gardening. His most significant contribution was the legacy of love and care that he showed to his family. He was the most wonderful husband, father, brother, grandpa, uncle and friend. He is now our guardian angel and will be cherished and loved forever. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 17th at 11 AM in the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, 122 School Street, Haverhill, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to David s House at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, P.O. Box 660, Lebanon, NH 03766
, 91, died May 15, 2008, at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth following an extended illness. She was born in Orpington, England, September 1, 1916, a daughter of Alfred Featherstone-Payne and Bessie Cornish, and graduated from the Bromley School For Girls in Orpington. Prior to her marriage she worked in the accounting department for British Rail. Gladys moved to the United States in the winter of 1947, and later worked for Plymouth Stitching as a seamstress retiring n 1979. She was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Plymouth, Order of the Eastern Star Connecticut Valley Mt. Mooselauke Chapter # 42 of Warren, the Warren United Methodist Women, Warren Historical Society, Pythian Sisters Minerva Temple of Warren, the Episcopal Church Women in Plymouth, and the Daughters of the British Empire in Massachusetts. She was married to Theodore E.K. Marston on October 20, 1945 in Orpington, England and he predeceased her on December 24, 1980. Survivors include two daughters Jean Marston-Dockstader of Windham, NH, Pauline Dixon of Pembroke, MA, and a son Neil Marston of Dorchester, NH; two step grandchildren, a niece Jennifer Brudenell of England, one great niece Charlotte Humma of Sudan, one great nephew Benjamin Brudenell of Australia, one great great nephew Dylan Brudenell of Australia, a great great niece Celera Humma of Sudan, and a cousin Stella Bellingham, of England. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Tuesday, May 20th at 3 PM in the Warren United Methodist Church, with Rev David Moore and Rev. Susan Ackley officiating. Private burial, at the convenience of the family, will be in Warren Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Warren Wentworth FAST Squad, Warren, NH 03279, the Mt. Mooselauke Health Center, Warren, NH 03279, the Warren United Methodist Church, Warren, NH 03279, or to the Church of the Holy Spirit, Plymouth, NH 03264.
North Haverhill, NH -
Margaret Eva (Rhoades) Winot
, 85, formerly of Tupper Lake, NY, died May 16, 2008, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH following an extended illness. She was born in Barnard, VT on September 24, 1922, a daughter of William Waldo and Susan Alice (Pember) Rhoades. Margaret had lived in Tupper Lake, NY from 1949 until the spring of 2007 when she moved to North Haverhill. She was a member of Mt. Morris Whiteface Chapter # 106 Order of the Eastern Star, and was a longtime member and active participant in the United Community Church, both in Tupper Lake. Prior to retirement she was a nurses aide at Sunmount Developmental Center in Tupper Lake. She married Ernest H. Winot on March 17, 1940 in Bethel, VT and he predeceased her. She was also predeceased by a daughter Jennie Winot Brown and a granddaughter, Bobbi Jo. Survivors include two sons William Winot of Piermont, NH and Keith Winot of Coopersburg, PA, seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, one great great grandson, and a sister Beulah Klimasofski of Pasadena, CA. A memorial service will be held in the United Community Church, Tupper Lake, NY on Saturday, May 24, at 11 AM, with a calling hour from 10 AM to the time of the service at 11:00. Burial at a later date will be in Wood Lawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Community Church, Tupper Lake, NY 12986.
, 99, formerly of Woodsville, NH, died on May 20, 2008, at her daughter s home in Florida. Born in Woodsville, on February 8, 1909, she was the daughter of Leon and Grace (Smith) Waddell. Mrs. Barrows lived in Piermont, NH and Woodsville for 92 years before moving to Florida with her daughter. She was a homemaker, grandmother, and a Baptist. Mrs. Barrow s was predeceased by her husband, Loren Barrows and by her son. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Tate of Alturas, FL; four grandchildren, Bill Engle of Woodsville, Lt. Charles Huntington, USN, of Norfolk, VA, Cynthia Ritter of Lake Wales, FL, and Linda Ruterbories of South Portland, ME; four grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Swiftwater Road, Woodsville, NH on Saturday, May 31, at 10 AM with Pastor Dan Chamberland officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Hope Hospice and Community Services, 1525 Lakeland Hills Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33805.
, 88, of Ryegate, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, following a short period of declining health. She was born in Groton, VT on November 19, 1919, the daughter of Elwin and Ethel Fifield. She graduated from Groton High School in 1936, from Lyndon Normal School in 1939, and received her B.S. in Education from Lyndon State College in 1971. She married Harold Nelson on September 2, 1944 in Groton, and they lived on the family farm in Ryegate all their married life. Vera was a member of Ryegate Presbyterian Church, Blue Mountain Grange, Home Dem, and VT Retired Teachers Association. She taught for 23 years in various area elementary schools, retiring from Newbury Elementary after 17 years there. For twenty years Vera and Harold spent winters in Palmetto, FL where Vera captured numerous trophies for her shuffleboard prowess. She was an excellent cook, loved music and sports, but her greatest love in life was her family. She is survived by Harold, her loving husband of 63 years, four children and their spouses: Nancy and Gene Perkins of Ryegate, Bruce and Gail Nelson of Ryegate, Bob and Jodi Nelson of Lincoln, NH, and Ken and Bobbie Nelson of Ryegate; 9 grandchildren, Joe Perkins, Gordon and Jennifer Perkins, Curt and Emily Nelson, Andrea and Ryan Dennis, Jim and Christy Nelson, Tracy and Ryan Seaman, Jeremy and Natal Nelson, Marcy and David Singleton, and Katie and Graham VerLee; and 11 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents and her five brothers: Donald, Lee, Clifton, Stanley, and Dale. Calling hours will be Friday, May 23, from 6:30-8:00PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be held Saturday, May 24, at 1:00PM at the Ryegate Corner Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Catherine Cook officiating. Interment will follow at Blue Mountain Cemetery in Ryegate. Memorial contributions may be made in Vera s name to Ryegate Presbyterian Church, c/o Jean White, PO Box 366, Ryegate, VT 05042.
, 69, of Barrett Street, died on May 22, 2008, at Littleton Regional Hospital. He was born on December 15, 1938 in Goffstown, NH, to Eugene and Laura May (Cummings) Garrett. Walter served in the US Navy for 4 years, was inactive in the Naval Reserve for 2 years, and was with the National Guard in Woodsville, NH for 10 years. He worked in the furniture manufacturing business for many years, first with Allen Rogers Lumber Company of Wentworth, NH, with the former Plymwood Furniture Company in Lisbon, and then for DCI, also in Lisbon. He was an avid Red Sox fan and also a NASCAR fan. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, to whom he was married on February 22, 1969; a daughter, Dawn Horton and husband Ken of Pike, NH; a son Walter W. Garrett, Jr. of Lisbon; a granddaughter Kayla Horton of Pike; sisters Madeline Mailloux of Amherst, NH and Naomi Stone of Nashua, NH; brothers Eugene Garrett and wife Eleanor of Wentworth, NH and Ferald Garrett of Warren, NH; several nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law, Phyllis Taylor of Orford, NH, as well as several sisters and brothers in law and their families. He was predeceased by two brothers, Floyd Red Garrett and Earl Garrett. Calling hours will be Monday, May 26, from 5-7 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 27 at 3 PM also at Ricker Funeral Home, with Rev. Lyn Winter officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-4688 or to the charity of one s choice.
, 77, of Lake Tarleton Road, died at her home on May 22, 2008. Joan was born in Cornwall, CT, on December 1, 1930, to Ulysses and Mary Molly (Beaman) Caverhill. She married Fay Wright on January 29, 1949. Joan worked as a seamstress at White Mountain Industries in Plymouth, NH, and later at the Glencliff Home for the Elderly. She also sold Mary Kay cosmetics and was a member of the Warren VFW Auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband, Fay Wright in 1984; by a son Lawrence Larry Wright on May 21, 2007; and by her sister, Patricia Chroniak in 1985. She is survived by three daughters, Emily Clark of Warren, Marilyn Clark of Portland, OR, Cheryl Wright of Warren; a son Lewis Wright of Damascus, OR; her brother David W. Caverhill of Warren; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, May 25, at 2PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Pastor Mary Brownlow officiating. Burial will be in the Warren Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Warren Wentworth Ambulance, PO Box 219, Warren, NH 03279 or to Hospice of VT and NH, PO Box 976, White River Junction, VT 05001.
North Haverhill, NH -
Rena Elmire Bouthillier
, 95, died on May 24, 2008, at the Grafton County Nursing Home where she had resided for 5 years. Rena was born on September 9, 1912, in Fall River, MA, to Victor and Fabienna (Ouellette) Piche. She served as a Superior Court Clerk in Los Angeles County, CA prior to her retirement. Rena lived in California for 50 years prior to returning to New England in 2002. While there, she was involved in the French Canadian Club, served as a voting registrar and was involved in various capacities in the senior center as-well-as in politics in Carson, CA. She was predeceased by her husband Arthur F.G. Bouthillier; her daughter Rena L. Krissman on January 4, 2006; and a great grandson Michael Krissman on January 11, 1993. She is survived by two granddaughters Erin Krissman of Lisbon, NH and Marni Krissman of Ryegate, VT; three great grandchildren, Lucas Costa, David Costa, and Jerre Hensley; two half sisters Rita Levesque of California and Rolande LaRue of Fall River; a half brother Roger Piche of California; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Lisbon, NH on Friday, May 30, at 11 AM with Father Daniel J. Sinibaldi officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Grafton County Nursing Home Activity Fund, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 79, died on May 24, 2008, at the Grafton County Nursing Home. Edie was born in Lisbon, NH, on June 20, 1928, to Frederick and Jessie (Parker) Stebbins. She was a 1946 graduate of Woodsville High School, Woodsville, NH. She married Dean G. Hammond on May 6, 1950. She worked as a secretary at New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA, and later at First National Warehouse in North Haverhill. Edie was a devoted member and past Worthy Matron of Iona Lafayette Chapter #39 Order of the Eastern Star of North Haverhill and Grand Adah of the Grand Chapter of New Hampshire Order of the Eastern Star, and Trustee of Grafton #46 Building Association. She was a member of the North Haverhill United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She worked at the North Haverhill Fair and organized the queen contest for several years. She enjoyed working outside in her flower gardens, raking, and shoveling snow. She was predeceased by her husband, Dean G. Hammond on December 14, 1992. She is survived by her two sons, Don J. Hammond and wife Patty and Alan D. Hammond, both of North Haverhill; a special niece, Shirley Slattery and husband Peter of Bath, NH, and several other nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, on Tuesday, May 27, from 6:30-8:00 PM with an Eastern Star service at 7:45. A funeral service will be held at the North Haverhill United Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 28, at 3:00 PM with Pastor Vadia Boudreau officiating. Burial will follow in Horsemeadow Cemetery, North Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Dean G. Hammond Memorial Scholarship, Woodsville High School, c/o Mr. Ron Upton, 9 High Street, Woodsville, NH 03785, or to the North Haverhill Fire Department, PO Box 29, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
Barnet, VT -
Margaret Lilla Strobridge Card
, 93, died May 26, 2008 at the Lafayette Center, Franconia, NH, following an extended illness. She was born in West Barnet, VT, December 9, 1914, the daughter of John Hinds and Bernice (Conant) Strobridge. Margaret was a member of The Presbyterian Church of Barnet at West Barnet and had been an active member of both the St. James Episcopal Church and the Greenfield Chorus in Greenfield, MA. She enjoyed her home, cooking, and gardening. She was predeceased by her husband John Robertson Card on March 31, 2000, and a brother William Hinds Strobridge. Survivors include a daughter Cheryl C. Tutt of Weathersfield, VT; two sons Jeffrey W. Card of Ferndale, MD, and Timothy S. Card of North Haverhill, NH; four grandchildren John Cyriel Card, Thomas Matthew Card, Michael John Tutt, and Christopher Alan Tutt, as well as her great grandchildren, Christopher Alan Tutt, Jr., Jordan Michael Tutt, and Savannah Julia Tutt; and Jon Anthony Passaretti, and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 30, 2008, at 10 AM, at The Presbyterian Church of Barnet at West Barnet, VT, with Rev. Lynn Burgess officiating. Burial will be in the West Barnet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Presbyterian Church of Barnet at West Barnet, 279 West Main Street, West Barnet, VT 05821.
, 83, a former long time Woodsville, NH resident, died on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. He and his wife Marie (Emmons) Dupuis moved to Florida in 1992. He was predeceased by his wife in 1998. Survivors include his sons, Joel Dupuis of North Haverhill andPunta Gorda, FL and Shawn Dupuis and wife Claudine of Plainfield, IL. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2008, at 10:30 AM, at the St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine St. Woodsville, NH, with Father Daniel J. Sinabaldi officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph s Catholic Cemetery, Bath, NH.
, a longtime resident of Billerica and formerly of Woodsville, died June 3, 2008 at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA. He is the beloved husband of Mary Ellen (Hurlbutt) Langford, and the father of Diane Paulding, of Greensboro, NC, the grandfather of Joseph Paulding, Jr., and Mary Joyce Reid and husband Francis, and great grandson Roger Cook of Greensboro, NC; also the father of Russell Langford and wife Elba of Billerica, and Joyce Weaver of Boston; the cherished grandfather of Adrienne Buchholz and husband Jeffrey of Woburn, MA. Al was a 60 year member of the I.U.O.E. Local 4. Funeral and interment services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Stroke Association.
North Haverhill, NH -
Lillian Bell (Crawford) Wilkinson
was born in Boston, Massachusetts on February 21, 1916, the oldest of eight children to her parents Stanley G. Crawford and Lillian B. Crawford. The family made their home in Weymouth, MA. On August 11, 1936 she and Edward Joseph Wilkinson were married in New York City. After a short stay in New York the couple moved to NJ and in 1943 purchased a home in Millington where they lived for the next 57 years. Edward and Lillian had a total of four children including: Christine Wilkinson Meserve and husband Robert of Lyman, NH, Lillian Wilkinson Smith of Blairstown, NJ, Edward J. Wilkinson, Jr. and wife Shirley of Fairfield Glade, TN and Stanley Wilkinson of Fort Meyers, FL. She is also survived by 10 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren; and two brothers, Allen Crawford and wife Joan of Bellingham, MA and Larry Crawford and wife Wilma of Murfreesboro, TN. She is predeceased by her husband Edward J. Wilkinson on March 31, 1998, other deceased family members include, David Crawford, Stanley Crawford, Beatrice Slocumb, Nancy Longest and Estella Curtis. In Millington the family lived close to the Passaic River. It was a great place for outdoor activities such as swimming in the summer and skating in the winter. Her husband Edward loved the outdoors and Lillian loved knitting, sewing and making crafts of all types. She also enjoyed picnicking and visiting auctions. Over the years she amassed quite a collection of carnival glass. The family belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of Stirling, New Jersey. Lillian was an active member, quickly becoming one of its Sunday school teachers. It must have been enjoyable, as the job lasted for some 35 years. When her sons were old enough for scouting Lillian found her true calling. In 1949 she became a den mother when the boys joined the cub scouts. She soon graduated to Den Leader Coach of pack 56 in Millington, a post she held for over 20 years. During that time she organized and ran sessions of den mother training, Pow Wow and Round table . She also worked on numerous committees and fund drives. In 1972 she received the coveted Silver Fawn Award . This award recognizes women for service to the local Council s Cub Scouting program and was equivalent to the Silver Beaver award for men. Eventually she joined the staff in the Boy Scout Office in Plainfield, NJ as an office assistant and worked in that capacity until she was almost 70. In her words If it was Scouting I did it . She is still a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America. After her husband Edward passed away in 1998 she lived alone in Millington for a short time. Then in failing health moved to Littleton, NH to live with her granddaughter, Lynn Davis. Further deterioration in her health necessitated another move to the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, NH, where she died on June 4, 2008. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Aug. 8th, at 11 AM at the Shared Ministry,(white church), Main Street Lisbon, NH, with Rev. Lyn Winter officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The First Presbyterian Church, 158 Central Avenue, Stirling, NJ 07980, or to the Boy Scouts of America, Patriot s Path Council, 222 Columbia Turnpike, Florham Park, NJ 07932.
East Ryegate, VT -
Elizabeth Francese Moulton
, 88, of Bellview Drive, died on June 7, 2008, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. She was born on July 9, 1919, in Hardwick, VT, to Reg and Eva (Allen) Rowell. She worked as a dietary aide at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. Mrs. Moulton was a member of the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed crafts and all types of handwork, gardening, and music. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Leo Hudson, Sr. on March 28, 1974 and by her second husband, Phillip Moulton on June 13, 1981. She was also predeceased by her daughter Janet Emerson on July 21, 1998; and by her siblings Reginald Rowell, Roy Hill, Everett Hill, Donald Hill, Howard Hill, Irene Dunfey, and Marion Mudgett. She is survived by her daughter Joyce Zampieri and husband, John of South Ryegate, VT; her son Robert Hudson, Jr. and wife Joanne of East Ryegate; nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and a long-time companion, Larry Bartell of East Ryegate. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701
, 78, of Central Street, died on June 13, 2008, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH Carmine was born on August 30, 1929, in New York City, to Carmine Joseph and Helen (Harrison) Carozza. He served in the US Army from January 1951 through December 1952. He worked for the New Hampshire Department of Agriculture for 22 years, retiring in 1986. Following his retirement from the State, he moved to upstate New York, where he worked at Pinebush High School and he retired from there in August 1994. Carmine was predeceased by a grandson, Reuben Filides. He is survived by two daughters, Gina Filides of Tampa, FL, and Angelina Smith and husband Pete of North Haverhill, NH; a son Thomas Carozza and wife Yocasta of Merrimack, NH; five grandchildren; a sister, Rose Marie Moto of New York City; two brothers, Kenneth Carozza of New York and Robert Carozza of New Jersey; and several nieces and nephews. A burial service will be on Monday, June 16, at 11 AM, in the chapel of the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH 03303-2413.
, 80, died on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at his residence. George was born in Monroe, NH, March 7, 1928, the son of Laurence J. and Susie O. (Pratt) Moore. He was a graduate of McIndoe Falls Academy. George married Gloria Hammond on October 26, 1952. George served with the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1966. Upon discharge he went to work for New England Telephone, retiring in 1990. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He was predeceased by a son, Patrick L. Moore in September 1960; four sisters, Irene Player, Katherine Andross, Doris Roy and Laura Hastie; a brother, Laurence Moore. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Gloria Moore of Monroe, NH; two sons, Gregory R. Moore of Monroe, NH and James A. Moore and wife Diane of Hinesburg, VT; a daughter, Terri J. Nicholson and husband Jerry of Canaan, NH; three grandchildren, Nathaniel, Evan and Bridget; two step-grandchildren, Schuyler and Alexander; a sister, Bernice Goulding of Lyndonville, VT; several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Thursday, June 26, at 11 AM, at the Monroe Village Cemetery, Monroe, NH, with Rev. Donald Thomas officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to either, the Ammonoosuc Valley Fish and Game Club, P.O. Box 60, Woodsville, NH, 03785 or the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA, 01701-4688.
North Haverhill, NH -
Leslie George Kimball
, Jr., 75, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Haverhill, NH, October 8, 1932, the son of Leslie George and Alice May (Church) Kimball, Sr. He was a 1950 graduate of Haverhill Academy and 1954 graduate of the University of New Hampshire. Les entered the U.S. Army on October 23, 1954 and served in Germany until his discharge on October 2, 1956 as a First Lieutenant. For 33 years he worked for Travelers Insurance in Hartford, CT as a manager in the claims division. Following his retirement he returned to North Haverhill. He was a member of Grafton-Kane Lodge # 46 F&AM of North Haverhill, and Ross-Wood American Legion Post # 20 of Woodsville. Les was predeceased by his parents, two aunts Hazel Bartlett and Frances Bartlett, and one uncle Maurice Kimball. Survivors include one uncle Howard Kimball of California, along with several cousins. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be on Wednesday, July 9th, at 11 AM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, with Rev. William Watts, rector of St. Luke s Episcopal Church officiating. Burial will follow in Horsemeadow Cemetery, North Haverhill, NH.
, 88, died on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. Mildred was born in Pike, NH, on January 27, 1920, to Harold and Lucy (Sawyer) Hill. She graduated from Haverhill Academy in 1938 and married Ernest D. Hartley on August 24, 1939. She was a member and served as an officer in the VFW Post #5245 Auxiliary in North Haverhill, NH, the Piermont Fire Department Auxiliary, the Watch em Pop s and the Haverhill Home Dem. Mildred was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Ernest, on April 11, 2007; a great granddaughter, Brittney Hartley; a sister, Gladys Emerson and a brother, Frederick M. Jones on February 1, 2008. She is survived by her daughter Diane Hartley Winot and husband Bill of Piermont; three sons, Ernest W. Hartley, Sr. of Lebanon, NH, Wendell F. Hartley, Sr. and wife June of Bradford, VT, and Ronald E. Hartley and social partner Hector Alvarado of Lima, Peru; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren; three sisters, Celia Ball of Warren, NH, Dorothy Verrill of Zephyrhills, FL, and Hazel Ames of Woodsville, NH; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A celebration of Mildred s life will be held on Monday, July 7, at 1 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with the Rev. Cynthia Batten officiating. Burial will follow in South Lawn Cemetery, Piermont, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grafton County Home Association, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, 03785.
, 62, died on Monday, July 7, 2008 at her home on Scott Highway in Groton. She was born in Johnson, South Carolina, September 8, 1945, the daughter of Clarence and Bertha Lee (Pilot) Terry. Jeannette married lifelong husband Bradley E. Houghton, Sr. on February 14, 1973. They moved to Vermont in 1982 after Mr. Houghton retired from the U.S. Army. She worked as an LPN for Wanda s Nursing Home in Bradford, VT and at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder, VT until 1993. Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Bradley E. Houghton, Sr. of Groton, VT; three sons, Charles Thomas and family of Alapaha, GA, Bradley E. Houghton, Jr. and family of Groton, VT and George B. Houghton and family also of Groton, VT; one daughter, Hazel L. Thomas and family of Groton, VT; one step daughter, Linda Lucas and Linda s daughter, Misty Lucas both of Wise, VA; twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild. There will be calling hours on Thursday, July 10, 2008, from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A graveside service scheduled for July 12th at 11 AM in Groton Village Cemetery has been temporarily postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center North, Attn: Lory Grimes, RN, 1080 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
Monroe, NH -
Marion Jeanette (Ruby) Hunter
, 96, of Harley View Acres, died peacefully on July 16, 2008, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH, with her family by her side. Marion was born in Jersey City, NJ, on January 12, 1912, to Adam J. and Bessie (Trenery) Ruby. She was a graduate of Cliffside Park High School in New Jersey, and later attended secretarial college. She married Kenneth R. Hunter on October 22, 1938 who predeceased her on June 30, 1981. While raising her family, she was employed as a secretary and taught Sunday school. Marion and Ken moved to Newbury, VT, in 1976. In 1979 they returned to New Jersey before eventually settling in Monroe in 1981. Marion was a member and treasurer of the Monroe United Methodist Church and a former member of the First Congregational Church of Newbury. She was a longtime volunteer at the Grafton County Nursing Home where in 2005 she received a Special Achievement Award for 18 years of service. She was a past associate of the Grafton County Home Association, volunteered with the RSVP program and was an active member of the Cottage Hospital Auxiliary. She was a co-founder of the Bone Building Group of Monroe and served as a leader at its weekly exercise sessions. Marion is survived by two sons, Kenneth A. Hunter and wife Barbara of New Durham, NH and Wayne D. Hunter and wife Jeanette of West Berlin, VT; two granddaughters, Nancy Hunter Rogers and husband Gary and their son, seven week old Henry Hunter Rogers of Jericho, VT and Jennifer Hunter of Charlotte, NC. Her brother Elmer J. Ruby also predeceased her. Calling hours will be Monday, July 21, 2008, from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Tuesday, July 22, at 11AM at the Monroe Community Church, Monroe, NH, with Rev. Dr. Donald Thomas officiating. Burial at a later date in the Monroe Village Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Community Church, c/o Mr. Winston Currier, 98 Harley View Drive, Monroe, NH 03771 or to the First Congregational Church of Newbury, 4915 Main Street South, Newbury, VT 05051.
Swiftwater, NH -
Beverly May (Moses) Elliott
, 78, of Wild Ammonoosuc Road, died July 18, 2008, with her family at her side. She was born in Haverhill, NH, May 7, 1930, the daughter of Fred and Bernice (Hoyt) Moses. Mrs. Elliott s family was the center of her life. She was married to Robert Elliott, Sr. on June 6, 1949 and he predeceased her on May 12, 1978. She was also predeceased by her father, Fred on June 16, 1970, her mother, Bernice on May 5, 2001, and by a great grandson Owen Michael McKean on November 9, 2005. Surviving family include four daughters Linda Nash and husband Doug of Bath, NH, Roberta Phelps and husband Dale of Swiftwater, Valerie Avery and husband Ralph of Bath, and Lisa Avery and husband Joseph of Monroe, NH; two sons Robert Elliott, Jr. and wife Carol, of Ashland, NH and Francis Elliott of Rochester, NH; eleven grandchildren, and nineteen great grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. A graveside funeral service will be on Tuesday, July 22, at 2 PM in Swiftwater Cemetery, with Pastor Dan Chamberland of Calvary Baptist Church, Woodsville, officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561.