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, 77, died on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, following a brief illness. He was born August 7, 1931 in Ryegate, VT, the son of the late Flossie (Rhodes) and Dick Welch. Virgil attended schools in Ryegate and Groton, VT and the Vermont Technical Center in Randolph. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War and was then stationed in Germany following the war. He was honorably discharged in May 1960. He then worked at Caledonian Sand and Gravel and later became road foreman for the Town of Ryegate for many years, while still farming the Quarry Farm in South Ryegate, VT. He farmed that land with his wife and children for over forty years before selling it to live at his handmade log cabin on family land. He married his soul mate, Glenda (Burroughs) Welch, August 12, 1955 in South Ryegate. They celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary together in August of 2005. Together they had five children who all survive him: Cathrine Williams and husband Terry of South Ryegate and their children Kylea and Silas; Carolyn Kimball and husband Donnie of North Haverhill, NH and their children Meagan and Andrew; Dick Welch of South Ryegate and his three children Tyler, Chelsea and Corey; Duane Welch and wife Lorrie of Concord, VT and their children Brandon and Tonya; Alta Tegu and husband Steven of North Haverhill and their children Jennifer and Cassie and Jennifer s son and Papa s pride and joy, Jacob. He is also survived by a sister Linnie Rush of New York, a brother Kendall Welch of North Haverhill, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Wilbur Welch, his twin brother Vernon, and a sister Alta Rush. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed the smaller things in life, such as tending to his horses, spending time with his dog Blue , haying, sugaring, and having cookouts with his wife and family. At Virgil s request there will be no public services at this time. A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.
, 83, died on Sunday, April 5, 2009, at his home on Witherspoon Road. He was born in Groton, VT, September 16, 1925, a son of Roger and Sarah Crocker (Lawton) Eastman. Tappy worked for 37 years as a stone cutter in South Ryegate and Barre retiring from Savard Granite. He married Arlene (Barnes) Perkins on July 8, 1976. He entered the United States Army on November 18, 1943 and served with the 277th Combat Engineers and the 333rd Engineer Special Service Regiment in the European Theater in the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe until his discharge on March 29, 1946. He received the Good Conduct and Victory Medals. In his younger years he logged with a team of horses. He always enjoyed hunting, brook fishing, gardening, and sugaring. During the winter, he loved to read, especially books about Vermont history. He was a supporter of the Blue Mountain School community, attending their sporting events, sharing his knowledge of the local granite history and taking classes to the Blue Mt. quarry. Following his retirement, he and Arlene traveled and were members of the Vermont 251 Club. He also helped at the Ryegate Corner Presbyterian Church. Most importantly, he cherished the times visiting with family and friends. He was predeceased by his first wife Eldora (Chamberlin) Eastman on September 26, 1970; two sisters,Carrie Esther Murray and Dorothy Magoon; six brothers, Harold Tom , Howard, Earl Bart , Bernice Larry , Vernold Cut , and Kenneth; by a step son Richard Perkins on December 27, 2005; a step grandson Jeff Leonard on March 24, 1999, and by a son-in-law Dean Hatch on October 1, 2004. Survivors include his wife, Arlene Eastman of Ryegate, VT; three daughters, Ruth Hatch of South Ryegate, Codie Rockwood and husband Tim of Hartland, VT, and Lois Farley of Nashville, TN: two sons, Dean Eastman and wife Pamela of Sutton, VT and Robert Eastman and wife Victoria of Port Orchard, WA; 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; a sister Catherine Cochran of Morrisville, VT; a brother Robert Eastman and wife Ann of Groton; two step daughters, Laura Clark and husband John of Williamstown, VT and Linda Leonard and husband Dan of Ryegate; two step sons, Gene Perkins and wife Nancy and Daryl Perkins and wife Dottie all of Ryegate; 9 step grandchildren, 6 step great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be Thursday, April 9, 2009, from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Friday, April 10 at 1 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, with Rev. Dr. M. Catherine Cook, officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Groton Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Groton-Ryegate FAST Squad, c/o Groton Town Treasurer, 1476 Scott Highway, Groton, VT 05046.
, 84, died on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at the Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH. William was born in Brooklyn, NY, April 6, 1925, the son of William and Bertha (Hoelman) Siegmund. He graduated from high school and New York University in New York City. William married Irene Virginia Meyer on May 23, 1945. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II from March 4, 1943 to April 14, 1946, serving on the USS LST 176, USS LST 175, USS LST 261, and USS LST 213. He worked around the Long Island and New York City area, before moving to Bath, NH, with his family. William and Irene built their home on Monroe Road and he took great pride in the appearance of their home and landscape. He worked as a correctional officer at the Windsor, VT County Correctional Facility and was an officer for the Haverhill Police Department. William was the Co-Administrator, with his wife Irene, at the Grafton County Nursing Complex from November, 1969 until Irene s retirement in 1981. He continued as the Administrator from 1981 until his retirement in June, 1990. William was a past member of Ross Wood Post #20 American Legion of Woodsville, NH and VFW Post #5245 of North Haverhill, NH, and is a member of United States LST Association. He was a very loving and devoted husband and father. He had a strong work ethic and was an accomplished gentleman. Mr. Siegmund was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Irene V. Siegmund on December 10, 2007; a daughter, Karen Siegmund on August 23, 1999; and a sister, Lois Hofer. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 6, at 11 AM, at the Horsemeadow Cemetery, North Haverhill, NH. It is requested that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions may be made to the Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, 66, Ryegate Road, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Groton, VT, November 24, 1942, the son of Forrest and Iona Thurley (Gray) Page. Carwin attended Groton High School. He was a former owner of Groton Garage and worked at Morrison s Feed in Barnet, VT for 15 years, before retiring. He married Jane Aldrich on November 30, 1997. Carwin was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and enjoyed riding in good weather. He always enjoyed outside work, and playing his guitar. Carwin will also be greatly missed by his dog, Peter Pug Page. He was predeceased by his parents, Iona (Thurley) Page on April 15, 1993 and Forrest Page on December 16, 2002; and by an infant son, Bryce Page. Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Jane Page of Wells River; two daughters, Pamela Young and husband Raymond of Peacham, VT and Jaime Page of Fort Mill, SC; one son, Clinton Page of Thetford, VT; two step daughters, Kelly Longmoore of Wells River, VT and Marcia Whitehouse of McIndoe Falls, VT; two step sons, Trevor Ruggles of Auburn, MA and Kevin Ruggles of Danville, VT; three brothers, Gordon W. Page and wife Sue of Cottonwood, AZ, Donald R. Page and wife Joyce of Groton, VT, and Howard K. Page and wife Patty of Ryegate, VT; seven grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Calling hours will be on Friday, April 10, from 6 to 8 PM, at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Saturday, April 11, at 11 AM, at the Ricker Funeral Home, with Pastor Brian McLaughlin officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
, 88, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2009 at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH, following a brief illness. She was born in St. Paul Abbottsford, Quebec, April 23, 1920, the daughter of Adelard and Eva (Darcey) Chouinard. She was a communicant at the St. Joseph s Roman Catholic Church in Woodsville, NH. Theresa married Ernest M. Holmes on April 26, 1943 and was predeceased by him on September 29, 2004. She was also predeceased by four sisters Madeline Cook Louisa Connor and Maria Chouinard, Alice Massey, and four brothers Ernest, Albert , Lawrence Adelard, Chouinard Survivors include her two daughters, Christina Davis and companion William Boutin of Haverhill, NH, Susan Okurowski and husband Walter of Hillsborough, NJ ; three sons, Ernest T. Holmes of Haverhill, NH, Myron D. Holmes of Haverhill, NH, and Anthony C. Holmes of Haverhill, NH; three grandchildren, Sarah Davis, Walter Okurowski, and Daniel Okurowski; and five great grandchildren Lianne and Allison Okurowski, Ella and Mara Okurowski, and Tyler Roden, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be calling hours on Monday, April 13, from 6 to 8, at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, April 14, at 11 AM, at the St. Joseph s Roman Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH, with Father Daniel J. Sinibaldi officiating. Spring burial will be at later date in Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 20852-9813.
, 80, of Ralston Road, died on April 12, 2009, at Cottage Hospital. Rita was born on February 22, 1929, in Haverhill, NH to Elmore O. and Edith Nancy (Nelson) Tyler. She was a graduate of the Woodsville High School, Class of 1947. She married Chester A. Boutin on May 22, 1948. Rita had lived in West Milan, NH since 1960 prior to returning to Woodsville in August 2007. While in West Milan, she was a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, flower gardening, and reading. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Chester Boutin; her children, Lynn Rossignol and husband Dennis of Milan, NH, Lorna Boutin of Lisbon, NH, Marc Boutin and Jackie of Cheraw, South Carolina, and John Boutin of West Milan; two grandchildren, Joanna and Joseph Boutin; a sister Joyce Beckley of Woodsville; and several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Friday, April 17, 2009, at 11 AM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Pastor Geoff Bretches, officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Humane Society of one s choice.
, 96, died on April 15, 2009 after a brief illness. He was born in Landaff, NH on June 14, 1912, the son of Bert and Eva (Moultan) Ball. Mr. Ball was a longtime resident of Glencliff where he moved with his parents and eight brothers and sisters in 1928. In 1931 Mr. Ball went to work for the Glencliff Home (formerly Glencliff Sanatorium). He worked there until his retirement in 1970. After retiring, Mr. Ball provided help and service to many in his community as well as enjoying his family. In October 2004 Mr. Ball received the honor of the Boston Post Cane as the oldest resident in the Town of Warren. In his life: He was beloved by his wife of 58 years, Ardeth (Stimson) Ball; his two sisters, Helen Whitcher of Warren and Esther Whitcher of Warren; his three children, Wanda Bassler of Datil, New Mexico, Brian Ball of Glencliff, and Darleen Ball of Glencliff; his eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and a large extended family. Calling hours will be on Monday, April 20 from 4 to 7 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Friday, May 8, at 3 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Burow from the Glencliff Community Chapel, officiating. Burial will follow at the Glencliff Cemetery, Glencliff, NH. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to The Glencliff Community Chapel, Glencliff, NH 03238 or to a charity of your choice.
, 67, died on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Newbury, VT, February 24, 1942, the son of Earl and Rhubertha (Oliver) Boyce. George graduated from Newbury High School, Class of 1960. He worked as a plumber and electrician for many years in the area, including Wright s Plumbing and Heating in Bradford, VT and operating his own business. George enjoyed sports and attending his son s games. He also enjoyed playing basketball and baseball in high school. He always enjoyed hunting, fishing, and racing at Bear Ridge Speedway. During the summer months he was known to make the rounds with the residents at Tenney Pond. George was known for his dry Vermont humor and wit. He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Rhubertha Boyce. Survivors include his three sons, Geoff Boyce of Bradford, VT, Craig Boyce and his wife Buffy of Montpelier, VT, and Andrew Boyce of Bradford, VT; two sisters, Beverly Wright of Bradford, VT and Barbara Welch of Newbury, VT; a brother, David Boyce of Newbury, VT; three grandchildren, Madeleine, Chloe, and Delia; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, April 28 from 6 to 8 PM, at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Wednesday, April 29 at 1 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, with Rev. Harvey Bartlett officiating. Burial will follow at the Boltonville Cemetery, Newbury, VT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cottage Hospital Oncology Department, P.O. Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785
, 60, died on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville. Gerald was born in Haverhill, NH, November 20, 1948, the son of Clinton Wilbur and Frances Dora (Cushing) Boyce. He graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy Trade School in St. Johnsbury, VT. Gerald served in the U. S. Army for two years. He worked as a carpenter for his brother Larry at Boyce Carpentry in Wells River, VT. He thoroughly enjoyed growing plants. He was predeceased by his father, Clinton W. Boyce. Survivors include his children: Sherry Fisher and husband Terry of Lisbon, NH, Hollie Boyce of Montgomery, TX, Gary Boyce of St. Johnsbury, VT, Chris Boyce and wife Veronica of Newbury, VT, Nick Boyce of New York, Emily Boyce of New York, Vanessa Bradford, Crystal Bradford, and Ashley Bradford all of Woodsville, NH; 15 grandchildren; his mother, Frances (Cushing) Boyce of North Haverhill, NH; two sisters, Brenda Boyce of Wells River, VT and Joy George of Woodsille, NH; a brother, Larry Boyce of Wells River, VT; his fiance` Priscilla Bradford of Woodsville, NH; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. A graveside service will be on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 1PM, in the Boltonville Cemetery, Newbury, VT.
, 84, died on April 29, 2009, at Grafton County Nursing Home. Chester was born on September 1, 1924, in Benton, NH to Napoleon and Alexina (Demers) Boutin. Chester served with the U. S. Army during World War II from March 1943 to February 1946. He married Jeannette Rita Tyler on May 22, 1948. He drove truck for Adley Express and Yellow Freight for many years, until his retirement in 1972. Chester had lived in West Milan, NH since 1960 prior to entering the Grafton County Home. He was well known for his vegetable garden. Chester was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Jeannette Rita Boutin on April 12, 2009 and a brother, Harold Boutin. He is survived by his children, Lynn Rossignol and husband Dennis of Milan, NH, Lorna Boutin of Lisbon, NH, Marc Boutin and Jackie of Cheraw, South Carolina, and John Boutin of West Milan; two grandchildren, Joanna and Joseph Boutin; two sisters, Margaret Ferguson of North Carolina and Phyllis Smith of Ascutney, VT; two brothers, Francis Boutin of Lisbon, NH and Louis Boutin of West Milan, NH; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 11 AM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Pastor Geoff Bretches, officiating.
, 52, died on Friday, May 1, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Weymouth, MA, on January 19, 1957, the son of Robert Earl and Alice Elizabeth (Mealey) Sullivan. Barry graduated from Hingham High School in Hingham, MA. He married Linda Joyal on June 10, 1978. He enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, and over the years had coached softball, basketball, and baseball. He was predeceased by his father Robert E. Sullivan. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Linda Sullivan of Groton, VT; his five children, Kelly Sullivan of Lincoln, NH, Sarah Barnes and husband Stephen of Barnet, VT, Pamela Allen and husband Trevor of North Haverhill, NH, Brian Sullivan of Groton, and Robyn Sullivan of Groton; three grandchildren, Tanner Barnes, Brenden Allen, and Brooklyn Barnes; his mother, Alice E. (Mealey) Sullivan of Groton; two brothers, Robert Sullivan and wife Melissa of Plymouth, MA and Michael Sullivan and wife Michelle of Sturbridge, MA, and a nephew, Kyle. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be on Wednesday, May 6, at 2 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Pastor Dennis Walton of The First Baptist Church of Groton officiating. Burial will follow at the Groton Village Cemetery.
, 76, of Powder Spring Road, died May 4, 2009 at Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH. He was born in Groton, VT, January 24, 1933, a son of Lee and Mary (Cassidy) Frost. Newell was a self employed dairy farmer, who later worked in heavy duty construction. He married Beverly Dickey on October 20, 1950 and she predeceased him on June 15, 1997. Survivors include his children Sandra Hatch and husband Brent of Stanfield, NC, Gail Roulx and husband Norman of Warren, NH, Jack Frost and wife Susan of Weare, NH, and Vickie Darby and husband Hoyt of East Ryegate, VT, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, two sisters Mildred Ashford and husband John of Wells River, VT, and Sharon Bailey and husband Norman of Groton, VT, and a brother Earl Frost and wife Barbara of Monroe, NH, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. At Newell s request their will be no public services at this time. Private burial will be at a later date in Groton Village Cemetery.
, 25, of Bryan Drive, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, with his family and friends by his side. Tracy was born in Hanover, NH, on October 24, 1983, to Bryan Keith and Cynthia Ellen (MacDonald) Lang. He graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 2002. In the 25 years of his life, Tracy shared a lifetime of memories. His smiles could warm a room, and without words he expressed his love for life and all that loved him. Tracy enjoyed spending time with family and friends in the comfort of his home. Despite his struggles, his will to live was strong. Our memories of Tracy will greatly ease our pain. Tracy was predeceased by his maternal grandfather Milton Sonny MacDonald on August 18, 2004 and by an uncle Tracy Dean Lang on August 21, 1977. He is survived by his parents Bryan and Cindy Lang of Bath; his sister Sara J. Lang and friend Chris Lavoie and his twin brother James K. Lang and friend Carrie Roman, both of Bath; his maternal grandmother Bette (Wilson) MacDonald of Bath; his paternal grandparents David R. and Phyllis M. (Griggs) Lang, also of Bath; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; his longtime special angel and loving caregiver and nurse, Kim LaPierre and her family of Monroe, NH; and the very special people who have been involved in Tracy s care and his life. Calling hours will be at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH on Monday, May 11, from 6-8 PM. A funeral service will be at Ricker Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 12 at 11AM with Father Daniel J. Sinibaldi, officiating. Burial will follow at Bath Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsville Ambulance, PO Box 101, Woodsville, NH 03785; to Friends of Bath, c/o Mrs. Beverly Woods, PO Box 165, Bath, NH 03740; or to Pine Grove Grange, c/o Mrs. Irma Clough, High Street, Bath, NH 03740.
, 76, of Glover Road, died at the Grafton County Nursing Home on May 7, 2009. Joe was born in Livingston Manor, NY, on November 24, 1932, to Wallace and Vera (Bailey) Davis. He served in the US Army from December 8, 1952 through November 16, 1954. He married Phyllis Detweiler on February 13, 1960. In 1976 they moved from Bloomingdale, NJ to Vermont. Following his time in the service Joe worked in production control for Whalite Manufacturing in New Jersey and later at Fairbanks Scales in St. Johnsbury, VT. He served as custodian for the Newbury Village School. He and Phyllis provided foster care for many years for the Future s Program and SRS. Joe spent time woodworking, fly fishing and hunting. He drove the #55 car in the Coupe Division at Bear Ridge and enjoyed going to Thunder Road in Barre. He was predeceased by his parents Wallace and Vera Davis and by his siblings Gerald Davis, Leo Davis, and Mary Horvath. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Phyllis Davis of Groton; a daughter Christle D. Brooks and husband Barry of Groton; two sons Todd R. Davis of Milton, VT, Jay A. Davis and fiance Renee Armond of Bossier City, LA; three grandchildren Stephanie Ames, Sera Brooks, and Kurtis Brooks; two brothers Lloyd Davis of Neptune, NJ and Jules Davis of Livingston Manor, NY; several nieces and nephews; and his buddy, Brian Sullivan of Groton, VT. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at 11AM at the Newbury Bible Church, 16 Cross Street, Newbury, VT. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Caner Center North, ATTN: Lory Grimes, RN, 1080 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 66, of High Street, died on May 8, 2009, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Sylvia was born on August 10, 1942, in Haverhill, NH, to Linwood and Bessie Mae (Callahan) Tewksbury. She was a graduate of Woodsville High School. She married Philip Martin on June 22, 1963. Sylvia worked as a nursing assistant at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, NH for close to 30 years, retiring in 2005. She was a member of the Bath Historical Society, the Bath Congregational Church, the Women s Fellowship, and was active in all church activities, including those held during fall foliage. Through the years, Sylvia enjoyed traveling and was especially fond of Prince Edward Island. She was predeceased by her sister Rebecca Tewksbury, a half brother Harry Tewksbury. She is survived by her husband Philip M. Martin of Bath; two sons, Michael G. Martin and Jeffrey S. Martin both of Bath; two half brothers, Spencer Tewksbury of Lisbon, NH and Roger Tewksbury of Littleton, NH; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be Thursday, May 14, 2009 from 6-7 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A graveside service will be on Friday, May 15, at 3 PM at the Pettyboro Cemetery, Pettyboro Road in Bath. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bath Congregational Church, c/o Mr. Everett Russ, Pettyboro Road, Bath, NH 03740.
, 81, a former Woodsville, NH and Newbury, VT resident, died May 11, 2009, at the Rockingham County Hospice Facility, Wentworth, NC, after a brief illness. He was born on August 19, 1927, in Bow, NH the son of Perry L. and Mabel (Caverly) Eaton, Sr. He was adopted by Harold K. and Gladys M. (Batchelder) Davison of Woodsville, NH on December 14, 1932, following the death of his mother and father. He attended schools in Woodsville and St. Johnsbury, VT and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, China and French Indochina, during World War II, aboard the USS Mellena, and in the Atlantic aboard the USS Merrick. He earned the China Service Medal (Extended), American Campaign Medal, Asiatic and Pacific Campaign Medals, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia Clasp), and the Philippines Liberation Medal. Bob was a former Concord, NH Police Officer and was a Special Deputy Sheriff for the Marion County, FL Sheriffs Department, and rode with the Marion County Sheriffs Posse Mounted Drill Team. He enjoyed spending time with his children, working with his quarter horses, hunting, fishing, boating, and riding his motorcycle. He is survived by his wife Ruby (Applebee) Davison of Pelham, NC, six children, Steve Davison and wife Ki of Glendale, CA, Glenda Jones and husband Jim of Citra, FL, Terry Bowles and husband David of Loudon, NH, Patti Frost and husband David of Pelham, NC, Robert Davison and wife Rose of Buena Vista, VA, and Jamie Clause and husband Scott of Eagle Rock, VA, eleven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, a brother James Eaton and wife Sally of Clarksville, NH, two nieces and two nephews. Bob was predeceased by a son James Harold Davison, by both of his parents and his adoptive parents, a brother Perry L. Eaton, Jr., and a half brother, Leonard Palmer. A funeral service will be on Monday, May 18th , at 3 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. Family and friends may call from 2 PM until the time of the service at 3 PM on Monday. Pastor Geoff Bretches will officiate. Burial will follow in Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to any of the following hospice organizations: Hospice Home of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375; Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Alamance-Caswell, 914 Chapel Hill Road, Burlington, NC 27215; Hospice of Marion County, Inc., 3231 SW 34th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474; or to North Country Home Health & Hospice Agency, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561.
, 56, of Central Street, died on May 14, 2009, at her home following a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig s Disease). Barbara was born in Pasadena, TX, to Moses William and Mary Louise (Saunders) Hendricks, Jr., on September 12, 1952. She married Norman W. Darby on December 20, 1974. She served as a legal secretary for Wells & Cuellar, PC in Houston, TX, until her retirement in 2006, and was a member of the National Association of Legal Secretaries. She was a lifelong Texas resident until moving to Woodsville, her husband s hometown, in March 2006. She was a member of the Woodsville United Methodist Church and the American Motorcyclist Association. She is survived by her husband of 34 years Norman Darby of Woodsville; a daughter LeeAnn Darby of Elizabeth City, NC; two sons Jeffrey R. Hamilton and wife Becky of Houston, TX and Timothy A. Darby of Deer Park, TX; five grandsons Kaleb, Levi, Geordan, Brett, and Jake; a brother Bruce W. Hendricks and wife Debbie of Henderson, TX; and nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Calling hours will be on Monday, May 18, 2009, from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. There will be a graveside service on Tuesday, May 19, at 3 PM in Pine Grove Cemetery, Swiftwater Road, Woodsville, with Pastor Susan Ellery, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to MDA, 360 Route 101 Unit #5, Bedford, NH 03110 or to the Woodsville United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Reita Jones, 8 Ammonoosuc Street, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, 90, passed away on May 22, 2009, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Zoltan was born in Dorypatlan, Hungary, on March 11, 1919, to Aladar and Iren (Paulay) Forrai. He was a graduate of the Hungarian Military Academy and was an officer in the Hungarian cavalry. He fled Hungary when the Communists took over the country in 1945. After spending about ten years in Austria and Canada, he settled in the United States, where he was able to fulfill his dream of establishing a horseback riding school and riding camp. Many students will remember his strict but friendly way and his strong personality. He is survived by Hertha (Steinmetz) Forrai, his wife of 42 years, and many loving relatives in Europe. Zoltan was proud to be an American citizen, while at the same time holding on to his old-world style and manners. He will be missed. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on June 6, 2009, at 11 AM in the Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Danville, VT, with Father Patrick Furman officiating. Interment will be in the Peacham Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Peacham Library, P.O. Box 253, Peacham, VT 05862.
, 70, died on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, VT. He was born in Elizabeth, NJ, April 12, 1939, the son of George M. and Lorraine (Waeterling) Linzer. Doug graduated from SUNY in Delhi, NY and the Missouri Auction School. He was married to Wanda Crawford on December 26, 1964. In his early working career he was a self employed dairy farmer in New York State. Upon moving to Vermont in 1976, he was an auctioneer and ran a weekly sale in South Ryegate. He opened the Furniture Outlet in South Ryegate in the early 1980 s. Doug was a passionate golfer and a former member at the St. Johnsbury Country Club. He was a member of the Christian Science Church in Boston, MA. He was predeceased by his father, George M. Linzer and his mother, Lorraine W. Stryker on February 20, 2007. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Wanda Linzer of Barnet, VT; two daughters, Deborah Smith of Westminister, MD and Beverly Jenkins of Weare, NH; three grandchildren, Amanda Smith, Daniel Jenkins, and Matthew Jenkins. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Future Farmers of America or to the 4-H.
, 67, better known as Beaver , died June 6, 2009 at his home. He was born in East Corinth, VT, on July 31, 1941, a son of Mervil and Josephine (Pray) Bruleigh. After graduating from Bradford Academy he worked as a self-employed logger and construction worker throughout the Upper Valley. He worked on the I-91 Interstate Project and from the mid 1970 s to mid 1980 s he worked on the Alaskan Pipeline. Beaver also served with the Vermont National Guard Company A, from Bradford, VT. He was a member of the local 742 Labor Union in Alaska and a member of the Operating Engineers Union, and Earl Brock Post # 78 American Legion, Newbury, VT. Beaver was an outstanding hunter and outdoorsman, having hunted moose in Newfoundland and Alaska, but his real passion was deer hunting. He also enjoyed watching sports on television. Survivors include his children Bruce Bruleigh and girlfriend Bobbiejo Dyer of Topsham, VT, Diane Evans and Husband Leonard of Topsham, VT, Alson Bruleigh of Newbury, VT, Jackie Bruleigh of Lebanon, NH, eight grandchildren, his mother Josephine of East Corinth, three sisters Valada Richards of Milton, VT, Theresa Shelton of Woodsville, NH, and Patsy Bouley of Groton, VT, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father and three brothers Mervil Mickey , Raymond, and Robert Bruleigh, Sr. Calling hours will be held at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH on Wednesday, June 10, from 6-8 PM. A funeral service will be at the East Corinth Congregational Church on Thursday June 11 at 1 PM with Reverend Michael Caldwell officiating. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.
, 90, died June 6, 2009, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH. She was born in Leominster, MA, March 3, 1919, a daughter of Ernest C. and Helen E. (Sykes) Cross. She graduated from Haverhill Academy Class of 1937, and formerly attended the Haverhill Congregational Church, where she taught Sunday School, and the Newbury Bible Church. Greta was previously employed at the former Haverhill Academy in the school lunch program, and for several years worked as a nurses aide at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill. She married Walter B. Morris on December 17, 1939 and he predeceased her on April 20, 2004. She was also predeceased by a brother Frank Cross. Survivors include two daughters Marilyn H. Aldrich and husband Ron of Woodsville, Constance A. Sanville and husband Henry of Pike, NH, a son Russell W. Morris and wife Jeri of State Road, NC, four grandchildren Tracia O Shana, Nichole Hilliard, Tara Inglesby, Christopher Sanville, and twelve great grandchildren, two sisters Evelyn Bigelow of Center Haverhill, and Nancy Hood of Newbury, VT, a sister in law Irene Morris of Haverhill, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be Sunday, June 14, at 2 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, with Pastor Paul Ciampaglia and Pastor George Hemway officiating. Burial will be in Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, NH. Memorial contributions can be made to Haverhill FAST Squad, Haverhill, NH 03765 or North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561.
, Sr., 81, of Main Street, died June 10, 2009, unexpectedly at his home. He was born in Bath, NH, July 3, 1927, a son of George Henry and Louella (Heath) Chamberlin. He was a graduate of Newbury High School in 1945. Upon graduation, he served in the US Army 6th Armored Infantry Battalion until his discharge on July 4, 1947. Irving married Marion Tyler on January 30, 1949. He worked for several years for Russell Estes of Estes and Gallup in Lyme, NH, before becoming a self-employed finish carpenter. He also worked for Maurice Slight at Grafton Fuel in Haverhill, NH. He was a member and past deacon of the First Congregational Church of Newbury and had served as a water commissioner for 15 years. He was predeceased by a daughter Mary Lou Chamberlin and by his siblings George H. Chamberlin, Hazel Jeroma, Chapman H. Chamberlin, Minerva Wheeler, Laura Piper, and Edith Anderson. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marion Chamberlin of Newbury; two daughters, Margaret Fitzgerald and husband Tom of East Longmeadow, MA and Marcia Snowdon and husband Dale of Pawling, NY; two sons, Irving W. Chamberlin, Jr. and wife Deb of Richfield, ID and Bradley Chamberlin and wife Nancy of Greenfield, MA; two grandchildren, Sarah Tompkins and husband Dave of Wing Dale, NY, Jonathan Snowdon and fiance Dawn of Poughkeepsie, NY; two great grandchildren Tyler and Hayden Tompkins of Wing Dale, NY; several step grandchildren; several step great grandchildren; and a sister Roberta Atwood and husband Alden of Orwell, VT. Calling hours will be on Sunday, June 14th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. The funeral service will be on Monday, June 15th at 2 PM in the First Congregational Church of Newbury, 4915 Main Street South, Newbury, VT, with Rev. Edward Jager officiating. Burial will follow in Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Newbury, P.O. Box 165, Newbury, VT 05051.
, Jr. 62, of Church Street, died on Thursday, June 11, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Nashua, NH, on July 6, 1946, the son of John H. and Cecile (Brousseau) Adams, Sr. John graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1964. He served with U. S. Army during the Vietnam War from November 1965 to August 1967. John married Donna Lynn Dunbar on October 19, 1968. For the past ten years he worked in shipping and receiving and was also a truck driver for North East Precision in St. Johnsbury, VT. He had previously worked for Maple Grove Farms as a warehouse manager in the shipping and receiving department. John was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed music, bluegrass festivals, sports, boating, the ocean, and making trips to Maine and Florida. He was predeceased by his parents, Cecile (Brousseau) Adams on September 20, 1982 and John H. Adams, Sr. on December 3, 1994. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Donna L. (Dunbar) Adams of Barnet, VT; two sons, John H. Adams, III of Barnet, VT and James D. Adams of Plainfield, NH; two aunts and cousins. There will be no calling hours. The funeral service will be on Wednesday, June 17, at 1 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH with Rev. Ann Hockridge officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery, Barnet, VT. Memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center North, Attn: Mrs. Lory Grimes, RN, 1080 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819 or to a Humane Society of one s choice.
, 85, formerly of Waits River Road, died at the Blue Spruce Home for the Retired on June 20, 2009. Irene was born to Wm. Merrill and Reta (Thurston) Welch on September 8, 1923, in West Topsham, VT. Irene was a member of the Grange and the Homemakers in Corinth. She attended the New Hope United Methodist Church in Waits River. She was predeceased by her father Wm. Merrill Welch, her mother Reta Willey, her beloved step-father Lewis Willey, and her former husband Theodore Salomaa, Sr. Irene is survived by three daughters, Wanda Burroughs and husband Dwight of Hampton, NY, Linda Tillotson and husband Stephen of East Corinth, VT, and Brenda Batten of Corinth, VT; one son, Theodore Salomaa, Jr. of Bradford; 8 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; a sister Dolores Smith of Meredith, NH; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. At Irene s request, there will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 26, at 1 PM in the New Hope United Methodist Church in Waits River, with Rev. Candace Ricker officiating. Burial will follow in the West Topsham Cemetery.
, 71, died at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, on June 23, 2009. Keith was born in Little Aston, County Staffordshire, England, on December 30, 1937, the only child of Ernest and Susannah Poole Darby. His father was a prisoner of war and Keith spent his early years raised by his mother. After attending Brewood Grammar School as a boarding student, he served as a medic in the British Army. His interest in drama led him to apply for and win a scholarship to the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He worked as an actor, appearing in numerous repertory theater productions in England, before being recruited by the British Broadcasting Corporation. While at the BBC, he met Jane Engstrom, a young American woman who was working in London at the time. They married on June 3, 1967 in Chicago and then immediately returned to England, where they lived in a sixteenth century cottage in Denham Village outside London. They returned to Chicago in 1968 as Keith took a position with Public Television. Shortly after, they had their first child, a daughter Brooke, followed two years later by a son, Forbes. Although he always remained loyal to his British roots, he became a naturalized American citizen in 1981. After a three year stint as a Production Manager for the Satellite Technology Demonstration in Denver, CO, Keith returned to Public Television as a production manager for WGTE-TV in Toledo, OH. In 1979, the family moved to New Fairfield, CT, after Keith was offered a position with GTE (now Verizon) Corporate Headquarters in Stamford, CT, where he became Manager of Video Production and Development. In 1996, Keith retired, and having fallen in love with the beauty and spirit of the area, he and Jane moved to a two hundred year old home in Haverhill Corner. An avid gardener, he enjoyed transforming their gardens into a floral paradise and driving the country roads of New England to discover new and natural treasures and beautiful vistas. Keith quickly became involved in the greater Haverhill community. He served terms on the Haverhill Corner Planning Committee (including as its chairperson), the Haverhill Land-Use Subcommittee, the Lower Cohase Regional Chamber of Commerce (as Vice President), the Connecticut River Commission (Northern Subcommittee) and the Standing Committee of Haverhill Corner s Alumni Hall. At the time of his death, he was very involved with organizing the Haverhill Corner Autumn Festival. He became a Volunteer Coordinator for RSVP and the Volunteer Center working at the Horsemeadow Senior Center in North Haverhill. He enjoyed this tremendously as he was able to meet and help so many people in the community, all of whom he viewed as friends. Keith had many passions in addition to gardening and nature, particularly the arts. He will be long remembered as a writer, director and performer for several years of the North Country Chorus Madrigal Dinner. He enjoyed singing with the North Country Chorus and also loved music, drama, and poetry. But what he loved most were his family and his many friends. He is survived by his loving wife Jane Darby of Haverhill, his daughter Brooke and her husband Henry of Washington, DC, his son Forbes and his fiancee Eliza, also of Washington, DC, and extended family in England. There will be no calling hours. A funeral mass will be in St. Denis Catholic Church in Hanover, NH, on Saturday, June 27 at 11 AM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Haverhill Corner Library, Haverhill, NH 03765 or to the charity of one s choice. The family invites all to attend an infromal celebration of Keith's life at their home at 252 Dartmouth College Highway, Haverhill, immediately following the service.