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, 86, died January 1, 2011 unexpectedly in Woodsville. He was born in Whitman, MA, August 10, 1924, the son of George Milton and Minnie Esther (Kingsley) Loud, Sr. George spent 21 years serving his country in the U.S. Navy and later worked for 18 years for Boston Edison as a boiler room operator. He married the former Charlene Ida White on May 3, 1948 and she predeceased him on October 29, 2008. Following his retirement from Boston Edison, they spent several years in Port Charlotte, FL before he moved to Woodsville in August 2009 in order to live closer to his son Steve. George was a lifetime member of the American Legion and when living in Massachusetts, he participated in many color guard and parade activities. After moving to Woodsville, he transferred his membership to the Ross-Wood American Legion Post #20 and again enjoyed participating in parades and other Legion activities. He is survived by his son Steve Loud and wife Ann of Woodsville and his daughter Diane Mosher and husband Paul of Port Charlotte, FL; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren; his brother William Loud of Dawsonville, GA; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sister Dorothy. In keeping with George s instructions, there will be no calling hours or funeral service.
Woodsville, NH Bernard James Bernie Whalen
, 86, died on Sunday, January 9, 2011, surrounded by his family, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH, after a long illness. He was born in St. Johnsbury, VT, December 18, 1924, the son of Thomas F. and Myrtle Bell (Barrett) Whalen. Bernie served with the United States Navy during World War II from 1942-1946 aboard PT Boat Ron 27 in the Philippines. Upon his discharge, he married Lillian I. Carpenter on October 26, 1946. Following his service in the Navy, he was employed at McDonald s Dry Cleaning and Grafton Motors. He operated Bernie s Flying A Garage in Woodsville for ten years and then worked for Northern Auto Supply and Sanel s Auto Parts. He was a communicant at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Woodsville and the Holy Name Society. Bernie served as a Woodsville Precinct Commissioner from 1972 to 1973. He was a Little League Baseball and Basketball coach in Woodsville for ten years and was a fifteen year member of the Cohase Lions Club. Bernie was also a life member of the Ross Wood Post #20 American Legion in Woodsville and a member of VFW Post #5246 in North Haverhill, NH. He was a lifelong fan of the Red Sox, often acting as coach and umpire from his recliner. During his retirement, he spent winters at Riverwoods Plantation in Estero, FL as well as traveling to visit his children and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Theodore Whalen in July of 1993. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lillian I. Whalen of the Grafton County Nursing Home; a daughter, Susan L. Richardson and husband Mark of Bedford, NH; three sons, Michael B. Whalen and wife Beverly of New York City, NY, Timothy T. Whalen and wife Mary Jane of Essex Junction, VT, and Stephen H. Whalen and wife Karen of Woodsville, NH; grandchildren Tammy and Brad Colby of Mooringsport, LA, Wanda and Eric Reid of Denver, CO, Debra and Tim Kelley of Philadelphia, PA, Jennifer and Keith Evans of Limerick, PA, Casey and Jon Hess of Manheim, PA, Kee Gibson of North Hollywood, CA, Sarah Gibson of London, England, Joy and Paul Fichiera of Chandler, AZ, Jennifer Whalen and Jeffrey Ho of Williamsburg, VA, Jesse and Chris Tyler of Landaff, NH and Meghan Richardson of Bedford, NH; 23 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren; a brother, Richard Whalen of South Burlington, VT; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, January 12th, from 6-8 PM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. At 7 PM, his son, Mike will offer a personal reflection, and time will be allowed for further reflections. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, January 13th, at 1 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jeffrey Statz, officiating. Spring burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Woodsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grafton County Activity Fund, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
of Pike, NH passed away on Thursday January 13th at the age of 89. He had been in declining health for many months from the combined effects of congestive heart failure and dementia and finally died as he had lived peacefully and surrounded by family. Stephen was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1921 to a family of bankers and business people. He graduated from Milton Academy in 1939 and was a class of 1943 graduate of Yale University. He enlisted in the Air Force during World War II and was trained as a meteorologist at MIT. As a dashing young 2nd Lieutenant, he lived an active social life during his training, and frequently dated women at Smith College where he met and was smitten by the gregarious and beautiful Ruth Jeffers, of Northampton, MA. During his tours as a weather forecaster at airfields in Nebraska, Paris, France and Naples, Italy, the pair carried on a passionate and wide-ranging correspondence, and following the war they were married, eventually settling in Newton, Massachusetts. While Steve pursued a career as an industrial engineer, the couple raised five children. After the last of the kids were through school, the couple retired to Ruth s family home in Pike where they raised Herefords and made maple syrup for many years. Steve was particularly interested in historic preservation and was a major contributor to the renovation of the Bedell Covered Bridge, Alumni Hall in Haverhill, and the Canterbury Shaker Village. He was also a long-time supporter of the Montshire Museum of Science and the Mayhew Program for at-risk youth. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruth, of Pike, NH; their children Alice H. Wellington and husband Rob Bushkoff of Concord, MA; Stephen Wellington, Jr. and wife Kathy of St. Paul, MN, and their children Jeffrey, Laura, and David; Weston Wellington and wife Karen of Pacific Palisades, CA, and their children Benjamin and Warren; Beth Wellington and husband Norberto James of Wellesley, MA and their son Tito; and Roger Wellington of Amherst, NH and his children Lily and Rebecca. In addition, he has five great-grandsons. Steve will be remembered for his gracious, gentlemanly manner and quiet generosity. He was a steadfast and loving husband and an understanding father. Shortly before his death, he was looking across a pasture that he had fenced 35 years ago and remarked, with evident pleasure, that the locust fence posts he had dug and set were still holding strong. Like those posts, Steve s memory will stand for years in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service is on Saturday, January 29, at 3 PM at the First Congregational Church of Haverhill UCC in Haverhill, NH. Burial will be in the East Haverhill Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Mayhew Program, P.O. Box 120, Bristol, NH 03222 or Alumni Hall, P.O. Box 125, Haverhill, NH 03765.
, 95, of Smith Street, died on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at his great niece Amy Baker's residence with her at his side. He was born in East Hampton, Connecticut, January 31, 1915, the son of Joseph and Anna Rankl. Charlie lived on the family farm until the age of 12, when he moved to Jones Hollow Road in Marlborough, CT. Charlie married Olga Nelson in 1938. From 1944 until 2009 he lived in Glastonbury, CT on Neipsic Road. His wish was to be able to stay out of a nursing home. His wish was granted by Virginia Shevlin and his great niece, Amy Baker. They provided care and a home for him for the past 32 months. During his working career, he worked for 38 years as a mechanic at Pratt & Whitney Air Craft in East Hartford, CT. He retired on January 31, 1977. He also worked as a caretaker / park ranger at J.B. Williams Memorial Park in Glastonbury, CT for 38 years, until his retirement at the age of 93. Charlie thought of the park as his second home. He loved to mingle with all the parties that were there and many invited him to join them to eat. Another interest was his firewood. He loved to cut, split and stack it. Usually there was 30 cords stacked in his back yard. Charlie, a lot of the times, would give it away to people that needed it or other people would purchase their wood supply from him. Charlie loved his garden, his cat Betsy, and pizza. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Olga (Nelson) Rankl in 1994. Survivors include his son, Carl Rankl of Glastonbury, CT; two brothers, Max Rankl of Hebron, CT and Richard Rankl of Norwich, CT; and his great niece, Amy Baker and husband Lee of Woodsville, NH. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 28, 11 AM at the Marlboro Center Cemetery in Marlborough, CT. A gathering for family and friends will be from 12 to 2 PM at the J.B. Williams Memorial Park in Glastonbury.
Peacham, VT - Dorothy Louise Moore Glasser
passed away January 17, 2011 at Beverly Hospital from complications from pneumonia, at the age of 93. Born November 17, 1917 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Mrs. Glasser was the wife of the late Rev. James C. Glasser. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Inez (Hale) Moore of Cincinnati, Ohio. She leaves two children, Nancy L. Toney and her husband Brad of Melrose, and James F. Glasser and his wife Patricia of Beverly. She also leaves four grandchildren, Becky McGill and her husband Tom of Melrose, MA, Brian Toney of Cambridge, Janet L. Glasser of Beverly, and David J. Glasser and his wife Reilly of Lynn. She leaves 3 great grandchildren; Ryan Melanson of Beverly, Tavin and Kaylee McGill of Melrose. “Dottie” Glasser was an avid reader, knitter, sewer, baker and sports fan. She was involved with many church related organizations for Dane Street Congregational Church in Beverly, First Congregational Church in Melrose, and the Peacham Congregational Church in Peacham, VT. She frequently made donations of her handiwork to charitable organizations and church fairs. Visiting hours will be on Thursday, January 20th from 5 to 7 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. Funeral service will be held at the Peacham Congregational Church, Church St., Peacham, VT on Friday, January 21st at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peacham Congregational Church, Post Office Box 205, Peacham, VT 05862.
, 92, died on Monday, January 24, 2011 at the Grafton County Nursing Home. Hazel was born in Wells River, VT, September 23, 1918, the daughter of Leon and Martha (Dwinell) Wilson. She graduated from Wells River High School. Upon her graduation from school, she worked at the telephone office in Woodsville. Hazel married Arthur H. Clough on June 7, 1944. She later worked with her husband Arthur on the family farm in North Haverhill. Hazel then began a 43 year career with the Butson family at People s Market and at Butson s Supermarket, a family run grocery store in Woodsville. She continued to work for Shaw s Supermarket, retiring in 2001. She was a member of the North Haverhill United Methodist Church and a member of the Lioness Club. Hazel enjoyed the Woodsville Sunshine Bowling League and, most importantly, her family. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Arthur H. Clough on October 20, 2000; and a sister, Maida Millette on March 8, 1991. Survivors include her daughter, Carol C. Page of North Haverhill, NH; two sons, Samuel A. Clough and wife Audrey and Timothy W. Clough and wife Karen both of North Haverhill, NH; nine grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; and one nephew. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at 2 PM at the Horsemeadow Cemetery Annex in North Haverhill, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Twin State Humane Society, in care of Cathy Maurer, Daniels Road, Pike, NH, 03780.
, 63, of Clark Pond Road, died suddenly on Friday, January 28, 2011 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Linda was born in New York City on March 21, 1947. She was a graduate of the University of Vermont and continued her education by earning her Masters Degree in Nursing from Pace University and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Columbia University. Linda served as the Assistant Director of Nursing at Kendall in Hanover, NH and at Valley Terrace in Norwich, VT. She was a former director of Access Rx in Lebanon, NH. Since 2008 she has served as the staff development director at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill. Linda and her husband Bruce, to whom she was married on June 23, 1968, moved to the North Haverhill area in December 2003 from Pound Ridge, NY. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bruce Klein of North Haverhill, her daughter Vanessa Allen and husband Andy and grandchildren Madeleine and Charles Allen all of North Haverhill. Calling hours will be Thursday, February 3, 2011, from 5-8 PM, at the family s home at 1047 Clark Pond Road in North Haverhill. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the humane society of one s choice.
, 84, of Glendale, Arizona died January 28th at Arrowhead Hospital in Glendale, Arizona of complications from surgery. Joe was born May 26th, 1926 in Wells River, Vermont to Gladys and Alfred Vielleux. He fought during World War II as a Combat Infantryman in France and Germany with the 63rd Infantry Division attaining the rank of Corporal. Upon his return to the United States he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He was discharged in 1948 and worked with his Father as a lumberjack until 1950. He married Blanche Cushing on July 15th, 1950. He was recalled to service in October 1950 for the Korean War where he served as a Military Policeman with the 772nd MP Bn, 8th Army. He returned from Korea and was discharged in September of 1951. He was always very proud of his Military Service and was a Warrior to the end. During his service, he earned numerous awards including the Bronze Star and several Good Conduct Medals. He worked for Ryegate Paper Co., Gleason Trucking, and Champlain Valley Security until he and Blanche moved to Arizona in 1979, settling in the Glendale area. He then worked for an Irrigation Pipe Co. in the Glendale area until his retirement. He is survived by his Wife Blanche, Sons Steven (Tera), Dale (Marilyn), Duane (Katie), Brothers Philip (Maureen), Frederick (Irene), Sister Joanna Bemis, Grandchildren Bill (Nichole), Joshua, Sarah (Kevin) Bean, 9 Great Grandchildren and several Aunts and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Mother Gladys, Father Alfred, Baby Daughter Terry Ellen, and Great Granddaughter McKenna. He will be dearly missed by all. Cremation has taken place with services being planned by Ricker Funeral Home in Woodsville, NH for this summer on a date to be determined.
, 86, died on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at the New Hampshire Veteran s Home in Tilton, NH. He was born in Warren, NH, October 3, 1924, the son of Fred Lewis and Ida May (Fitzgerald) Bancroft. Robert served with U. S. Navy from 1942 to 1946. During World War II, he was a flight engineer on PBM s and was aboard the USS Missouri during the formal surrender of Japan. He married Marjorie P. Moore on October 30, 1946. Robert later enlisted with the U. S. Air Force and served from 1948 to 1967, thus serving his country for over 22 years. He was very proud of his military service time. After retirement from the military he worked for the N. H. Department of Transportation on the highway crew, based out of Warren, NH. Robert also worked for Burndy Corporation in Lincoln, NH and Burning Bush in Warren. Robert was a member of the former VFW Post of Warren and was also a member of the American Legion Post # 0076 in Rumney, NH. He belonged to the Warren Historical Society and Knights of Pythias in Warren. In the early 1970 s, he served as a Selectman for the Town of Warren. As a young boy, he began collecting stamps and enjoyed this lifelong hobby. He loved working with mechanical and electrical devices and was an avid reader of history, aviation, and non-fiction books. He was predeceased by his wife, Marjorie P. (Moore) Bancroft on May 13, 1987; a sister, Thelma Bardsley; three brothers, Chester Bancroft, Lewis F. Bancroft, and Kenneth A. Bancroft. Survivors include his daughter, Cynthia Conrad and husband Peter of Haverhill, NH; a son, Steve Bancroft of Warren, NH; a former daughter in law, Anita Kauffman of Benton, Arkansas; two grandsons, Christopher A. Bancroft and companion Tiffany Jordan and Andrew S. Bancroft; twin great granddaughters, Alexia J. and Olivia G. Bancroft; one great grandson, Noah A. Bancroft; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Sunday, February 6, 2011 from 2-4 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family in the Warren Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren Historical Society, PO Box 114, Warren, NH 03279.
North Haverhill, NH Fred Kinsley Robinson
, 93, of Cedar Lane, died on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. He was born in Haverhill, NH, June 25, 1917, the son of Kinsley and Maude (Hobbs) Robinson. After attending Haverhill Academy, he worked for three years at the Dana Fadden Farm in Piermont, NH with their logging crew. Fred served with the U. S. Army during World War II from January 9, 1942 through November 20, 1945, with Company A, 114th Combat Engineers attached to 32nd Division, in New Guinea and Australia. For his gallant action in New Guinea, he received a Purple Heart and a Silver Star. On two separate occasions he rescued two wounded soldiers. On the second rescue, which was close to the enemy position, he was wounded in the shoulder. Fred was recuperating from his injuries in a hospital near Sydney, Australia, where he met his future wife, Audrey George, on a blind date. They were married in Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia on February 12, 1945. Fred came back home to the town he loved, North Haverhill, and Audrey joined him the first week of May, 1946. After returning from World War II, Fred was employed with Charlie White s General Store and Aldrich s General Store for more than 50 years. Fred was a founding member, charter member, and the first Post Commander of Haverhill Memorial VFW Post 5245 in North Haverhill. He also was a member of the North Haverhill Volunteer Fire Department for over 25 years. Fred was a former member of the Ammonoosuc Fish and Game Club. He enjoyed working at the fireman s booth at the North Haverhill Fair. Fred and Audrey would spend many weekends in Haverhill, while he played for the Haverhill baseball team. He had passion for wildlife and the outdoors. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Ona DeRosia and Alice Hall; three brothers, Max G. Robinson, Morris L. Robinson, and Bert Robinson; a niece and four nephews. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Audrey (George) Robinson of North Haverhill, NH; two daughters, Judy Stimson and husband David of Bath, NH and Laury Theriault and husband Paul of Monroe, NH; five granddaughters; two great granddaughters; one great grandson; one niece and three nephews. A funeral service will be on Monday, February 28 at 1 PM, at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Pastor Susan Ellery from the North Haverhill United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be private in the Horse Meadow Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Haverhill Memorial VFW Post #5245, c/o Dale Pierson, 3 Beech Street, Woodsville, NH 03785; North Haverhill Fire Department, P.O. Box 429, North Haverhill, NH 03774; or National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Drive, Reston, Virginia, 20190.
, 79, of Birch Lane, died on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at his residence, surrounded by his family, following a valiant fight with cancer. He was born in Newbury, VT, October 26, 1931, the son of Harley and Margaret Grace (Minshull) Hood. Jim attended Newbury High School. He served with the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict from November 1952 to September 1954 and with U. S. Army Reserve until July 1961. He married Patricia Bailey on November 25, 1954. Jim worked for Chuck Elms on the Elms Dairy Farm in North Haverhill and later went to work for Pat Boudreault Plumbing and Heating. Jim obtained his master licenses in the plumbing and electrical fields. He owned and operated James Hood Inc., a plumbing and heating business in North Haverhill, for over 20 years. He and Pat owned the Roller Rink in North Haverhill. After closing the roller rink, he opened a plumbing supply store in the same building, selling plumbing supplies and appliances. Jim also owned P & W Builders, building homes in and around the North Haverhill area for many years. Jim retired in 1988. Jim and Pat wintered in Florida for more than 25 years. He is a member of the North Haverhill United Methodist Church. A former member of the Cohase-Woodsville Lions Club, Littleton Elks Lodge in Littleton, NH, and North Haverhill Fire Department. Jim was a life member of the VFW Post # 5245 of North Haverhill. Jim enjoyed bowling, oil painting, and motorcycles. He purchased his first Harley Davidson 30 years ago and he and Pat took many trips on their bike. He will be warmly remembered as a hard worker and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was predeceased by his sister, Margaret Colbeth and a brother, Raymond Hood. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Patricia (Bailey) Hood of North Haverhill; two daughters, Evelyn Boutin and husband Ted of North Haverhill and Barbara DiDomenico and husband Mike of North Haverhill; 5 grandchildren, Dan Boutin and his wife Melinda, Christina Hannett-Patoine, James Hannett and his wife Angela, Joseph Dellinger, and Michael DiDomenico; 2 great grandchildren, Kassidy Patione and Aliza Boutin; a sister, Vi Hatch of North Haverhill; two brothers, Harley Tink Hood, Jr. and William E. Hood both of Newbury, VT; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be on Monday, February 14, at 1 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Pastor Elizabeth Siwo-Okundi, from the Wells River Congregational Church, UCC, officiating. Burial will be in the Horse Meadow Cemetery Annex in North Haverhill in the spring. 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 American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.
, 50, of Schoolhouse Road, went to be with her loving Heavenly Father on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at her residence. She was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, September 1, 1960, the daughter of Gerald and Gwendolyn (Thomas) Sidell. Lori was a graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy. Lori married Wayne K. Achilles on February 24, 1979. She attended Word of Life Bible Institute in Schroon Lake, New York and had taken numerous college credit courses. She was an instructional assistant in the Woodsville Elementary School for many years. In 1996 she began teaching Kindergarten and also the pre-school program at the Union Baptist Church in Waterford, VT, until its closing in 2005. Lori had recently been homeschooling her youngest daughter, Danielle. She also had been arranging and providing home healthcare for her mother in law, Margaret Davidson. Lori was a very active member of the First Baptist Church of Groton in Groton, VT. She was a Sunday school teacher, was a coordinator of Operation Christmas Child, and AWANA. She was a member of the Vermont State Sugar Makers Association, Caledonia County Sugar Makers, Sponsor for Compassion International, and for many years the Achilles family was a host family for Fresh Air. She was predeceased by her parents, Gerald and Gwendolyn (Thomas) Sidell. Survivors include her husband of 31 years, Wayne Achilles of Barnet, VT; four children, Kristine L. Aseltine and husband Johnny of Tannersville, PA, Andrew S. Achilles of Barnet, VT, Jennifer H. Chumbes and husband Renzo of North Haverhill, NH, and Danielle E. Achilles of Barnet, VT; six grandchildren, Tori, Katie, Johnny, and Abi Aseltine and Nathaniel and Andre Chumbes; two sisters, Karen Curran and husband Walter of South Attleboro, MA and Kim Grenier and husband John of Marlborough, MA; her brother, Thomas Sidell of Somersworth, NH; her mother-in-law, Margaret Davidson of Barnet, VT; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Calling hours will be on Friday, February 18, from 6 to 8 PM at the Union Baptist Church, 932 U.S. Route 5, Waterford, VT The funeral service will be on Saturday, February 19, at 11 AM at the Union Baptist Church, Waterford, VT. Pastor Paul Powers and Pastor Dennis Walton will co-officiate. Burial will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Danielle Achilles Scholarship Fund, c/o Passumpsic Savings Bank, ATTN: Dianne Lambert, PO Box 3, Danville, VT 05828.
, 90, died on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at the Oasis Home in Bradford, VT. She was born in South Ryegate, VT, May 21, 1920, the daughter of Chester and Adele (Monti) Rosa. Rose graduated from Woodsville High School and attended hair dressing school in Boston, MA. Rose married Joseph B. Provost on April 3, 1943. Along with her husband and mother, they ran the former Kenhenshaw Lodge in Wells River, VT. She managed the Twin City Bowling Lanes in Barre, VT when it first opened. She worked in the meat department at People s Market in Woodsville. Prior to her retirement, Rosa later worked as a medical records clerk at Cottage Hospital. She was a member of the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church and former member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Ross Wood Auxiliary Unit # 20 American Legion in Woodsville. For many years she was a member of Cottage Hospital Auxiliary. Rose and Joseph spent over 20 winters in Frostproof, FL. Rose enjoyed gardening, camping, cruising, her pets, and most of all, spending time with her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph B. Provost on May 30, 1987. Survivors include her daughter, Brenda Paronto and husband Dana of North Haverhill, NH; a son, Joseph B. Provost, Jr. and wife Cheryle of Wells River, VT; four grandsons, Jeremy Provost and his wife Terri, Corey Provost, Chad Paronto and his wife Karie, and Brad Paronto and his wife Carol; four great grandchildren, Jordan and Emily Provost and Rylee and Connor Paronto; three step grandchildren, Collin, Griffin, and Maya Litke; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Friday, February 18, from 6 to 7:30 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A graveside service will be on May 14, at 11 AM at the Pinehurst Cemetery in South Ryegate, VT. In lieu of flowers, Grammie Rose would have wanted to help Corey. Memorial contributions may be made to Corey s Heart , 203 French Pond Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 68, of Powder Spring Road, died on Saturday, February 19, 2011 at his residence. He was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, June 19, 1942, the son of Louis Basil and Mary (Coryell) Zambon. Carl graduated from the University of Hartford in Hartford, CT, Class of 1965. He married Marion Louise Pratt on June 19, 1965. Carl worked as a sales engineer for Accurate Rubber Products for many years and most recently for ACP Machine Company. Carl and his family moved to Groton, VT from Salem, Connecticut in January 1979. He was a member of The Wells River Congregational Church, UCC and was currently serving as Chair of the Board of Deacons, and previously served as a trustee. Carl also served on the Board of Directors for the Atkinson Home for the Retired in Newbury, VT and volunteered with the North Country Chorus. He was an avid member of the Vermont Auto Enthusiasts (VAE). Carl served on the Blue Mountain Union School Board in the mid 1980 s, and on the Salem School Board while living in Connecticut. Carl was a former member of the Universalist Church in West Hartford, CT where he also taught Sunday School. He enjoyed keeping up with current events and traveling within the country as well as abroad. He appreciated history and historical events. He was predeceased by his parents, Louis Basil and Mary (Coryell) Zambon. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Marion L. Zambon of Groton, VT; his children, Cheryl Fitzgerald and her husband Shawn of Kent, OH, Robin Furniss and her husband Steven of Clearwater Beach, FL, Erik Zambon of McIndoe Falls, VT, Roxanne Tapley and her husband Barry of Terryville, CT, Christina Anderson and her husband Scott of Chandler, AZ, Kevin DuPont and his wife Cathy of Marshfield, VT, and Matthew DuPont and his wife Jennifer of Worcester, MA; a step mother, Myrth Zambon of Waverly, OH; 16 grandchildren; 1 great grandson; a sister, Elaine Zambon of Dayton, OH; a step sister, Terry Zambon of Colorado; and a step brother, William Zambon of Ypsilanti, MI. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 12 PM until the time of the memorial service at 2 PM, at The Wells River Congregational Church, UCC, 68 Main Street, Wells River, VT, with Pastor Elizabeth J. A. Siwo-Okundi officiating the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Wells River Congregational Church, UCC, Deacon s Fund, P.O. Box 368, Wells River, VT, 05081.
, 71, died on Monday, February 21, 2011 at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. She was born in Haverhill, NH, February 20, 1940, the daughter of Linwood A. and Elsie L. (Young) Willis. She attended Woodsville High School. Gerrie married Thomas A. Wood on August 21, 1983. She drove school bus for many years for the Haverhill Cooperative School District transporting special needs children. Later she worked for Upper Valley Services in Bradford, VT, working with adult special needs clients. Gerrie loved working with her hands doing crafts, needlework, latchwork, sewing, and alterations. She was a Mopar enthusiast. For many years she raised small breed dogs and she loved to feed and watch the birds in her yard. She also loved her faithful companion, her Yorkshire Terrier, Nikki. She was predeceased by her parents, Linwood A. Willis on January 17, 1990 and Elsie L. (Young) Willis on January 4, 1999; two aunts, Zellene Burt on March 21, 2004 and Isabelle White. Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Thomas A. Wood, Sr. of Bath, NH; two sons, Jeffrey McKean and wife Julie and Linwood McKean and wife Pam, both of Florida; a step-daughter, Laurel M. Murphy and husband Bob of Deland, Florida; two step-sons, Thomas A. Wood, Jr. and wife Laurie of Barton, VT and Donald P. Wood and wife Carol Ann of Georgia; several grandchildren; an aunt, Viola M. Grenier of North Haverhill, NH; and several cousins. Calling hours will be on Friday, February 25, from 6 to 8 PM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A private graveside service will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Woodsville in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Digs for Dogs Rescue, 6 Mountain View Drive, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 60, of Scott Highway, died suddenly on Thursday, February 24, 2011 peacefully at his home. Elwyn was born in Hardwick, VT, September 2, 1950, the son of Ransom and Oma (Gusha) Colbeth. Elwyn worked for Anderson Construction in the early 1970 s and at the lumber mill in Greensboro Bend, VT. He was a foreman at the Vermont Recycling Company in St. Johnsbury during the 1980 s. Elwyn s heart was in the salvage and scrap metal business with David Too Tall Wright and his cousin, who was his best friend and like a brother, Francis Jr. Gusha. He loved playing cards and having a drink with his buddies. He was predeceased by his parents, Ransom and Oma (Gusha) Colbeth; a sister, Mary McNaulty in December 1996; a brother, Isaac in August 1981; and his cousin, Francis Jr. Gusha on February 18, 2007. Survivors include his companion of 29 years, Sharon (Partington) Proctor of Groton, VT; a son, Christopher Colbeth of Groton, VT; two step daughters who were like his own daughters, Bobbie Jo Roberts and husband Jeff of St. Johnsbury, VT and Rhonda Proctor and companion Jim of Thetford, VT; four grandsons, Jeffrey Joel Roberts, Tyler and Dallas Holloway, and Tristan Colbeth; three sisters, Martha Keough and husband Rodney of East Hardwick, VT, Patricia Hooker and Doug LaPlante of Randolph, VT, and June Ewen of Woodbury, VT; a mother in law, Barbara Partington of Waits River, VT; four brothers in law, Robert Partington of Waits River, VT, David Partington of Northfield, VT, Richard Partington of Groton, VT, and Stuart Partington of North Easton, MA; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Saturday, March 5, at 11 AM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Rev. Candace Ricker of the Groton United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one s choice.
, 75, of Agassiz Street died on February 25, 2011, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, following a short illness. Dot was born in Littleton, NH, on February 17, 1936, to Ernest F. and Anna M. (Lamb) Kidder. She was a graduate of the Woodsville High School Class of 1954 and married Joseph F. Lloyd in 1961. Dot worked as a secretary at Concord Hospital. She also was the school cook at Woodsville High School for several years. Dot was a member of the Woodsville United Methodist Church and sang in the choir. She was a long-time Woodsville resident prior to moving to Franconia in 1998 and then to Bethlehem in 2005. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Joseph F. Lloyd, Sr. of North Haverhill; two sons, Joseph F. Lloyd, Jr. and wife Lucila of Bethlehem, NH and Richard D. Lloyd and wife Andrea of Pike, NH; 6 grandchildren, Brandon J. Lloyd, Amanda L. Lloyd, Emily R. Lloyd, Joseph P. Lloyd, Michael R. Lloyd, and Jason P. Lloyd; her brother, Donald E. Kidder and wife Virginia of Woodsville; one niece, two nephews, and cousins. There are no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on May 7, 2011, at 2 PM in Pine Grove Cemetery, Swiftwater Road, Woodsville, NH with Pastor Sue Ellery of the Woodsville United Methodist Church, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grafton County Home Association, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 96, of RiverMead, died on Friday, February 25, 2011. Mrs. Grauer was born in Manchester, NH, on February 9, 1915, to Arthur G. and Margaret (Milburn) Hartshorn. She was a graduate of Manchester Central High School, Class of 1933, and of Keene State College, Class of 1936. She also received her B.S. degree from Springfield College in 1942. Mrs. Grauer was the Director of the Manchester Girls Club and was Program Secretary for the Rochester, NY, YMCA. She was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She and her husband traveled extensively, based on his military assignments. They lived in New York City, Newport, ME, Washington DC, Denver, CO, Houston, TX, Chateauroux, France, Beverly, MA, Los Angeles, CA, and Fort Washington, MD. Following the death of her husband John she moved to The Greens in Hanover, NH to be nearer her sister, Florence House. Fifteen years ago she moved to The RiverMead Retirement Community in Peterborough where she was one of its original residents. She was predeceased by her husband, Lt. Col. (Retired) USAF John J. Grauer, Jr. in 1982 and a sister Florence Pug House in 1993. She is survived by their daughter, Ellen Louise Mann and husband Richard of Portland, OR; two granddaughters, Barbara and Sylvia; two great grandsons; one niece, Jane Mikell of Springfield, IL and one nephew, James M. House and wife Paula of Woodsville, NH. Services and burial will be at a later date in the spring in Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O), Executive Office, Treasurer s Department, 3700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 or to the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.
, 93, most recently of Danville, VT and formerly of Scott Highway, South Ryegate, died on February 26, 2011, at St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Johnsbury, VT. Natalie was born on October 19, 1917, in Eden, VT, a daughter of Ernest and Ethel (Salls) Brown, and married Elwin R. Towle on September 2, 1939. Over the years, Natalie worked for Luce Manufacturing, Amway, Beeline Fashions, Queensway Clothing, Avon, and as a bookkeeper for Andreoletti s Granite Shed. She worked at the post office in South Ryegate and was a mail carrier in East Ryegate and Middlebury, VT. Natalie was a member of the Eastern Star and of the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church. She was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Elwin Towle on October 29, 2006; four sisters, Effie Gardner and husband Huland, Vera Eastaugh and husband Robert, twin sisters Rena Brown and Rita Boutilier and husband Boots ; a brother Raymond; adopted daughter Marylin Dwyer; and daughter-in-law Sally A. (Boyce) Towle. She is survived by a daughter Kathleen H. Fiske and husband Kendall of Washington, VT; two sons, Alan R. Towle and wife Sandy of Danville, VT and Erwin R. Towle and friend Carol A. Adams of Dracut, MA; adopted son Kurt Dwyer of St. Johnsbury, VT; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sisters-in-law Edna Towle, Ethelda Chamberlain, and Hope Towle; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. An Eastern Star service will be recited for family and friends at 6 PM with calling hours to follow from 6:30-8 PM on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be held Friday, March 4th, at 11 AM at the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church, South Ryegate, VT with Rev. Dr. M. Catherine Cook officiating. Burial will be in Pinehurst Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church Steeple Fund, c/o Mrs. Marie Winchester, South Ryegate, VT 05069.
Woodsville, NH Lamona Lee Mona (Vance) Gibson
, 77, of Smith Street, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2011, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Groton, VT, January 1, 1934, a daughter of Lee Roy and Dorothy H. (Bixby) Vance and graduated from Groton High School Class of 1950 as the Salutatorian. She married Floyd R. Gibson on August 11, 1952. For many years Mona was the bookkeeper and office manager at the former H.O. Taylor Chevrolet in Wells River, VT. She is a former member of the Woodsville United Methodist Church, AARP, and was a passionate fan and pseudo manager of her beloved Boston Red Sox. Mona was a voracious reader, enjoyed candlepin bowling, and was a prolific jigsaw puzzler during the long winter months. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, John Bart MacDonald on November 10, 2007. A devoted wife and mother, loving grandmother, and caring sister, survivors include her husband of 59 years Floyd R. Gibson of Woodsville; two children, Gail Bunnell and husband Rocky of Monroe, NH and Lt. Col. (USAF Ret.) Randy Gibson and wife Robin of Nashua, NH, six grandchildren, Cody Gibson, Britany Gibson, Ashlee Gibson, Heath Bunnell, Trevor Bunnell, and Brianna Wonders; five great grandchildren, Carter Bunnell, Cole Bunnell, Sofia Bunnell, Shaylee Wonders, and McKenna Wonders; two sisters, Helen MacDonald of Zephyrhills, FL, and Sherry Brill and husband Jack of Woodsville; her very special niece, Diana Fadden of North Haverhill; five nephews and several cousins. Calling hours will be on Saturday, March 12, from 3 to 5 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville. The funeral service will be on Sunday, March 13, at 2 PM, at the Ricker Funeral Home with Pastor Sue Ellery of the Woodsville United Methodist Church officiating. Spring burial will be in the Groton, VT Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Cottage Hospital Memorial Fund, c/o Jackie Canelas, P.O. Box 2001, 90 Swiftwater Road, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, 82, of Park Street, died on Friday, March 11, 2011 at his home following a brief illness. He was born in Bath, NH, February 18, 1929, a son of Elie O. and Germaine (Lamarre) Roy. Victor graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1947 and worked for his parents on the family farm for nine years. He later worked on the Castello Farm in Bath for ten years. Victor was a rural mail carrier for eleven years and a letter carrier in Woodsville for 20 years with the US Postal Service. After retiring from the Postal Service he worked for Butson s and Shaw s Supermarket in Woodsville for 19 years. Victor and Jean have wintered in Ocala, Florida since 1990. Victor was a communicant of St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Woodsville and St. Joseph s Holy Name Society. He was also a member of the Pine Grove Grange of Bath. For several years Victor coached Little League baseball and basketball and was a member of the Woodsville Recreation Committee. He also served on the Haverhill Cooperative School Board while his children were in school in the 1970 s and 1980 s. He married Jean Mitchell on October 2, 1954. He was predeceased by a sister, Rita R. Lackie, and; three brothers, Fernand J. Roy, Martin L. Roy and Paul E. Roy. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jean M. Roy of Woodsville; five children, Michael Roy and Ann Duffy of Monroe, NH, Theresa and Donald Wolfgram of Ocala, FL, Timothy Roy and Lisa Lavoie of Littleton, NH, John Roy and Sue Wallace of Dover, NH, and James and Gail Roy of Bath; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; twelve siblings, Louise Forcier and husband Gerald of Falls Church, VA, Irene Guilmette and husband Alan of Milford, CT, Patrick E. Roy and wife Barbara of Putnam, CT, Roger O. Roy and wife Mary Jane of West Haven, CT, Ann-Marie Dauphinais and husband Eugene of Lebanon, NH, Bernard S. Roy and wife Betty Ann of Newbury, VT, Ernest A. Roy and wife Louise of Bath, Camille L. Roy and fianc Melissa of North Haverhill, NH, Philip J. Roy and wife Patricia of Woodsville, Richard M. Roy and wife Sandra of Woodsville, Norman D. Roy and wife Joyce of Bath, and Clement M. Roy of Woodsville; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be on Sunday, March 13, from 7 to 9 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, March 14, at 11 AM, at St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville with Father Jeffrey Statz, officiating. Spring burial will be in St. Joseph s Cemetery, Bath. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 21 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, 96, formerly of Dublin Road, died peacefully with his family at his bedside, March 19, 2011, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH. He was born in Laconia, NH March 31, 1914, the oldest of eight children to Clarence H. and Esther (Hildreth) Andrews, Sr., and was a member of the first graduating class of Orford Academy in 1932. He was a lifelong Upper Valley resident where he worked as a mechanic at Perry s Garage in Bradford, VT and later went on to work in the maintenance department at Dartmouth College. He also was a member of the Citizen s Conservation Corp (CCC) working in the Gale River area. During World War II he worked as a crew chief for Chance Vought Aircraft in Stratford, CT, helping to produce the Corsair F-4U fighter/bomber for the war effort. While working at Vought, he became acquainted with Charles Lindbergh and Igor Sikorsky, both early aviation pioneers. He also repaired television sets and radios. He drove truck for Ballam and Knight hauling food from the Boston area to local area mink farmers. He is a former member of the Orford Fire Department and served as an EMT with the FAST Squad. Henry is also a former member of the Orford School Board. Henry enjoyed the outdoors hunting, fishing, and was a member of the NRA. He loved going with the boys to the hunting camp on Stonehouse Mountain and in more recent years on the hill (The family homestead on Andrews Road). Smart s Mountain was his mountain where many memories were made. He was an early believer in and practiced recycling before it was fashionable. Henry married Thelma M. (Ryea) Andrews on February 22, 1941 and she predeceased him on February 13, 2008. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Charlotte Andrews and Erma Ferentenous and a brother, Donald Andrews. Surviving family includes a son, Clarence H. Andrews III and wife Lucy of Dorchester, NH; three daughters, Beverly Andrews Potry and husband Arthur of Plum Island, MA, Georgette Underhill and husband Eric of Piermont, NH, and Georgiana Penny Hughes of Arizona; eight grandchildren and many great grandchildren; a brother, Gordon Andrews of Norwich, VT; four sisters, Estena Gieseking of Ashaway, RI, Gertrude Ackerson of Chuluota, FL, Genevieve Gomo of Norwich, VT and June Cummings of Bradford, VT, along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no public calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, June 4, at 1 PM at the Orford Street Cemetery, Orford, NH. Memorial contributions can be made to either the Orford FAST Squad or to the Orford Meals on Wheels Program.
, 64 of Scotch Hollow Road, died on Monday, March 21, 2011 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born in Hanover, NH, on March 4, 1947, the son of Fred and Bessie (Stone) Colbeth. Rod graduated from Newbury High School, Class of 1965. Rod served with the U.S. Marine Corps from June 30, 1965 to June 28, 1968. He married Maureen Smith on May 10, 1975. For many years he drove cement trucks for Lawrence Sangravco in Woodsville, NH. In 1986 he went to work for Cottage Hospital, in the maintenance department, until his retirement in November 2007. He was a life member of the NRA and was a former member of the Newbury Fire Department having served as an Assistant Chief for many years. Rod enjoyed hunting, fishing, maple sugaring, motorcycling, and socializing with everyone. He was predeceased by his parents, Fred Colbeth on September 30, 1998 and Bessie (Stone) Colbeth on April 30, 2008; a sister, Joyce Rae Colbeth on August 24, 1993; a brother, Fred Jim Colbeth on December 2, 2001; and a brother-in-law, Bob Wilds on August 11, 2002. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Maureen (Smith) Colbeth of Newbury; two children, Jason Colbeth and his wife Ashley and their children Allie and Jack and Amanda Kleintop and husband Doug and their daughter Avery all of Newbury; a sister, Linda Wilds of Newbury; a brother, Thomas Colbeth and his wife Arie of Newbury; a special niece, Braley Dorr; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Friday, March 25, from 6 to 8 PM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A private spring burial will be in the Townhouse Cemetery in Newbury, VT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cottage Hospital, P.O. Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
North Haverhill, NH - Michael Edward Amsden
, 59, of Lily Lane, died peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Mike was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania, on February 12, 1952, a son of Richard H. and Margaret (Rodenbaugh) Amsden. He graduated from Oil City High School in 1970, and worked for several years for Electralloy Steel Company in Oil City. He graduated Clarion University in 1984, and achieved his Masters in Education Administration at Plymouth State University. On June 28, 1986, he married Patricia Kilfoyle. Mike worked at Vision Quest, after graduating from Clarion, until 1988. He and Pat moved to New Hampshire where Mike worked with emotionally troubled students in various positions and schools throughout SAU 23 until 1996. He served as Principal of Beckett School from 1996 through 1999. Then, he found his most rewarding job was serving the Bath community as Principal of the Bath Village School from 1999 to 2011. The students and staff will be in his heart forever. Mike was recognized for his leadership and commitment to the school when he received the NH Grange Educator of the Year Award in 2009. Under Mike s leadership, the Bath Village School just received the National Blue Ribbon School Award from the US Department of Education in Washington, DC. Mike loved a good cup of coffee, fishing, hunting, golf, camping, his boat, the Pittsburg Steelers, being the Principal of the Bath Village School, and his family. Mike was predeceased by his father, Richard Amsden in 2010, and by his older brother Gary Amsden in 1997, and a nephew Trey Amsden in December 2009. He is survived by his mother, Margaret Amsden of Oil City; his wife, Pat of North Haverhill; two daughters, Angela Hannett and husband Jim of North Haverhill and Adrienne Sexton of Newburgh Heights, OH; his grandson, Dominic Black of Newburgh Heights; his brother, Tom Amsden of Oil City; his sister-in-law Kim Amsden of Oil City; and many special nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Monday, March 28th from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A celebration of his life will be on Tuesday, March 29th at 6 PM at Ricker Funeral Home with his father-in-law, William Kilfoyle, officiating. There will be an opportunity for anyone who would like to share a sentiment about Mike. A celebration of Mike s life will also be held for the Bath Village School and community on Wednesday, March 30th at 6 PM at the Bath Village School, 61 Lisbon Road, Bath, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mike Amsden Bath Village School Playground Fund, c/o Bath Village School, 61 Lisbon Road, Bath, NH 03740
, 82, formerly of Brushwood Road, died March 26, 2011, at Hanover Terrace Healthcare, Hanover, NH. Al was born in Boston, MA, on May 11, 1928, a son of Joseph M. and Della S. (Kelly) Dolan. He was a graduate of Hyde Park High School in Massachusetts and of Wentworth Institute in Boston. He served his country in the US Army. Al worked as a carpenter for Ryan Construction of Belmont, MA prior to his retirement in the 1980’s. He lived most of his adult life in Hyde Park prior to retiring to North Haverhill where he partnered in the purchase of a large New England farm. Al was a daily communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Woodsville, NH and was a former member of the Legion of Mary in Hyde Park, and an active pro-life advocate. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Paul J. Dolan on February 25, 2011 and by his dear friend Paul Martel on September 14, 2000. He is survived by his three sisters Mary T. Donelan of Norwood, MA, Dolores Howard of North Falmouth, MA, and Agnes McGuire of Mashpee, MA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; along with his dear friend Natalie Martel and her family of North Haverhill. A calling hour will be on Tuesday March 29th from noon until the time of the Mass at 1 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 1 PM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH with Father Jeffrey Statz officiating. Burial will be in the spring in St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Bath, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Building Fund, (to be used for interior renovations) 21 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH 03785
, 65, formerly of Groton, VT, died on Monday, March 28, 2011 at her home in Sarasota following an extended illness. She was born in Haverhill, NH, August 5, 1945, a daughter of Roland C. and Florence (Oliver) Ames. Prior to retiring Linda worked for 35 years as a dental assistant with her husband Dr. Howard Wagner at his practice in Littleton. Following their retirement they spent winters in Sarasota and summered at Groton Pond in Vermont. Linda was a member of the VFW Women s Auxilary and served as a past president of the Littleton and State Auxilary Units. A true sun worshipper, Linda loved being outside at the beach. She loved flowers and gardening. Linda enjoyed bringing friends and family together which she often did through her cooking, a joy she expressed through creating and sharing her own recipes, sometimes late into the night . Survivors include her husband, Dr. Howard Wagner of Sarasota; her children, Gregory Chandler Chad Holmes, Jr. and his fianc Concetta Hollinger of Sarasota; Nathan Wagner and wife Karen, and their children Anika and Beck of Stowe, VT, and Erika Beth Stevens and husband Anthony and their son, Sawyer of Jackson Hole, WY; a brother, William Ames of Massachusetts, along with several nieces, nephews, who lovingly refer to her as Auntie . She was predeceased by sister, Phyllis Ames; and three brothers, Erland, Robert and Richard Ames. A graveside service will be on Monday, June 6, 2011, at 11 AM at the Horse Meadow Cemetery, North Haverhill, with Pastor Susan Ellery of the Woodsville United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065 or your local Hospice.
, 26, of Mountain View Drive, died on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, following injuries sustained in a work-related accident in South Ryegate, VT on Tuesday, March 29th. He was born in Berlin, VT, on August 15, 1984, the son of Clark S. Chief and Patrice (Gray) Bogie. Nick graduated from Blue Mountain Union School, class of 2002. On December 6, 2008, he married Carrie Daniels. During his high school years, he played all four years of soccer and basketball for the Blue Mountain Bucks. While in high school he worked during the summers for Nick McClure. After graduation, he worked for two years with Paragon Construction in Orford, NH. In 2004, he began working with his father as an equipment operator for Chief Logging and Construction, Inc. He has always enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, tractor pulling, ice fishing, and he especially enjoyed sugaring season. Each fall Nick attended the Bird Fest in Ryegate. He had a special place in his heart, loved and adored his son Brayden and wife Carrie, whom he thought was perfect. He also appreciated the time spent with the boys , his nieces, nephews, parents, grandparents, family and friends. Nick s family chose organ donation so Nick s gift of life would continue. Two young children have already received liver donations from this gift. Survivors include his wife, Carrie (Daniels) Bogie of Groton; a son, Brayden Gilman Bogie of Groton; his parents, Clark Chief and Patrice Bogie of Ryegate; his three brothers, Jeremy Bogie and his wife Amanda of South Ryegate, Eric Bogie and fianc ` Michelle Laferriere of Burke, VT, and Mark Bogie and wife Michelle of South Ryegate; maternal grandparents, John and Lona (Gandin) Gray of Ryegate Corner; paternal grandparents, Calvin and Audrey (Cassady) Bogie of Barnet, VT; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles; and his dog Brownie . Calling hours will be on Sunday, April 3, from 2 to 5 PM, at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Monday, April 4, at 6 PM at the Blue Mountain Union School, 2420 Route 302, Wells River, VT with Pastor Jim Lake of the Bible Baptist Church in Berlin, VT officiating, along with Dan and Josh Frost. Burial will be in the spring at the Groton Village Cemetery. Anyone wishing to leave Nick a goodbye message is welcome to call his cell phone as he will be taking this with him. His number is 802-249-0711. The family has requested memorial contributions be made in lieu of flowers to: In Memory of Nick Bogie, Wells River Savings Bank, c/o Katie Thayer, 47 Main Street, Wells River, VT 05081.