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, 84, passed away on Wednesday May 1, 2013 at Country Village Genesis Eldercare Center in Lanacster. She was born on October 28, 1928 the only child of Allen and Edder (Collins) Mailman.
Jean was a lifelong Lancaster resident graduating from Lancaster Academy. She worked at Hoovey’s Market and for the Red and White Market. For 20 years Jean worked as a clerk for the NH Liqueur Store retiring in 2000. For a time she was the Treasurer for the VFW Auxiliary where she was a member for over 50 years and the United Methodist Women. Jean enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
Jean is survived by many cousins and her dear friends Charlie and Mi Hwa Bell.
There will be a graveside service on Monday May 6 at 11:30 AM in the Summer Street Cemetery with Reverend Ron Bruce officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Riverside Rescue, Inc. 236 Riverside Avenue Lunenburg, VT 05906 or the Carroll Stoughton Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 284 Lancaster, NH 03584
, 77, of North Road, died Tuesday morning July 16, 2013 at Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster.
Allison was born in Lancaster, NH to Woodbury C. and Nellie (Miller) Rogers on June 1, 1936. As a child he grew up in Lancaster and Jefferson, NH, Kennebunkport and Cape Elizabeth Maine. Allison was a 1955 graduate of Berlin High School. His first love was trucks – especially “Mack” trucks. Allison worked in the construction field for several years operating equipment especially trucks for Caledonia Sand and Gravel, St. Johnsbury, VT. In 1970 he gave up driving and turned to selling trucks for White Mountain Mack in Lancaster, NH. Allison also sold for Currier Trucking in Gorham, NH and Grappone Trucks Concord, NH returning to driving in the 1990’s, Allison purchased a used Ford truck becoming self-employed as A.W. Rogers Trucking., Inc. He had the new Mack truck fever and purchased a green Mack Tri-Axle dump truck in 2000 – his life time dream coming true! In 2009 he retired and sold his dream truck locally so that he still see it rolling over the roads.
Allison was a member of the Lancaster Snodrifters and is a current member of the Conn Valley Sno Riders Inc. serve 8 years as Club President. He served on the Guildhall Select board, served as Guildhall Road Commissioner, 40 years on the Guildhall Zoning Board, Planning Board and as a Guildhall Constable. Allison served as a Guildhall Community Church Trustee for several years.
He was a member of the Benton Masonic Lodge in Guildhall and a Shriner at the Mt Sinai Temple. Allison was also a former member and Past President of the Lancaster Kiwanis Club.
On January 28, 1966 Allison married Patricia Holcomb in Montpelier, VT, who survives him as well as their son, Thomas M. Rogers Sr. and his wife Dawn (Cruz) Rogers and his grandchildren, Thomas M. Rogers, Jr. and Emma-Mae D. Rogers all of Guildhall, VT. Allison is survived by several cousins on both the Rogers side of the family and the Miller side of the family.
Visiting hours will be held Friday evening, July 19 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A Masonic service will be held at 7:00 PM that evening. A funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 AM at the Guildhall Community Church. Reverend Gerry Piper, pastor of the United Methodist Church, Springfield, VT will officiate. Burial will follow in Ridgwell Cemetery, Guildhall.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to the Guildhall Community Church, % Rebecca Bacon, PO Box 94, Guildhall, VT 05906 or Weeks Medical Center, 173 Middle Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.
Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather; 94
Lancaster-Andrew Jackson Congdon, 94, died peacefully on March 17, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.
Andrew was born in Jefferson NH, on October 16, 1918, the son of Alexander B. and Sue Congdon. Andrew’s dad worked for the railroad so the family had to relocate often but he finished his education at Whitefield High School. He worked for Roberts Motor Sales, Thompsons Manufacturing for 38 years as a machinist, and in his later years opened Lancaster Machine Shop where he retired after 16 years in 1991.
Prior to his service in World War 2, he was a volunteer of the Aircraft Warning Service. On May 24, 1944 he enlisted in the navy serving in the Pacific on the ship USS Key and was honorably discharged n January 9, 1946. He was a member of Lancaster Volunteer Fire Dept. for 38 years, serving as Assistant Chief for 4 years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club for 40 years where he served as president, treasurer and as trustee.
His wife Mildred predeceased him on March 21, 2011. He is survived by his daughters Lucy Berry of White River Jct., VT and Ann Lavers and husband Richard of Fitchburg, MA. Five grandchildren Michael Lavers of Falmouth, MA, Kevin Berry and wife Rachel of Roslindale, MA, Stephanie Franz and husband Eric of Norfolk, MA, Brian Berry and wife Lesley of Claremont, NH, and Richard Lavers, Jr. and wife Christen of Concord, NH, and nine great grandchildren Alexis Berry, Timothy Berry, Mathew Franz, Eric Franz, Nolan Franz, Grace Berry, Jacob Berry, and James Lavers and Anna Lavers.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home, 210 Main St. Lancaster, N.H. A funeral service will be held at the Methodist Church in Lancaster on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11 AM. A military burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Lancaster Fire Association, 25 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.
, 34, passed away at his home in Lancaster on March 6, 2013. He was born in Lancaster on January 2, 1979 to Stanley L. and Catherine J. (Harrington) Walther.
Andrew was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Lancaster. He loved spending time with his family, fishing and basketball. He will be remembered for his laugh and having a very big heart.
Andrew was predeceased by his father. He is survived by his wife Merlene (Whiting) Walther of Lancaster, two sons; Devin and Connor Walther both of Lancaster, his mother Catherine Walther of Lancaster, a brother Nathaniel Walther of Lancaster, two sisters Amy Reed of Littleton and Erin Rivera of North Carolina.
Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
, 85, of Lancaster, NH passed away peacefully on April 24, 2013 at Weeks Memorial Hospital in Lancaster. Arlene was born February 11, 1928, the daughter of Irving and Marion Grace Jones of Gorham. Arlene graduated from Gorham High School. Shortly thereafter she met the love of her life Thomas Corrigan of Gorham. They were married on September 9, 1946. Her husband of 59 years passed away in May, of 2005.
Arlene and her husband operated the Sears Catalog Store, in Lancaster, for 25 years before their retirement. Her hobbies included word puzzles, reading, and baking cakes.
She loved old movies, big band music and bird watching. She often shared stories of growing up in a different era and how things have changed as time goes on.
Arlene is survived by her five children, Maryrose Corrigan of Lancaster; Mitchell Corrigan and his wife Nita of Merrimack, NH; Colleen Truland and her husband Kevin of Lancaster; Matthew Corrigan and his wife Heather of Lancaster; and Patricia Wyman and her husband Kenneth of Goffstown, NH.:11 grand children and 11 great grand children: She is also survived by six siblings: Ida Wheeler and husband Ed of Danville, VT; Joan Donaldson of Gorham, NH; Patty Kovalik and husband Eli of Somersworth, NH; Pearl Pelletier and husband Herman of Milton, NH; Jenafor P Raynes of Las Vegas, NV; and John Jones of Dayton, OH; She was predeceased by her brother Robert Jones (wife Helen) of Dover NH.
Arlene was also predeceased by a special woman in her life that she and her husband cared for in her later years Margaret Cummings of Pictou, Nova Scotia Canada.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Friday, April 26 from 6-8 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday April 27 at 11 AM at All Saints Catholic Church with the Reverend Daniel Deveau officiating. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to the Lancaster Humane Society, Martin Meadow Pond Road, Lancaster, NH 03584.
passed away at Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster, on May 24, 2013 following a brief illness.
Born on July 19, 1942 in Lancaster, she was the first child of Kenneth I. and Garnet Hayes Ridgwell.
Following graduation from Groveton High School she graduated from New Hampshire College in Manchester. She was an employee of Public Service Company of New Hampshire for more than 30 years, departing in 1993 to join her husband, John A. Morin, in retirement. After making their home in Bedford for many years they spent their remaining years divided between their summer home on Neal’s Pond in Lunenburg, VT and winters in the St. Petersburg, FL area. Arlene enjoyed reading, it was her favorite pastime.
She was predeceased by her husband in December of 2011, her parents and a brother, Kenneth W. Ridgwell. She is survived by her son, Jason K. Matthews of Maidstone, VT, a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Jerry Martin of Guidhall, VT, nieces, Tiffany S. Benoit and husband Jerry of Exeter, NH, Melissa R. Barney and husband Brain of Guildhall, VT; a nephew, Nicholas R. Martin and wife Brooke, of Lancaster, cousins, Rosemary Mullikin of Colebrook, Glenn W. Hayes and wife Patty of Brownsville, TN, Paul I. Hayes and wife, Susan of Agawam, MA, and great-nephews/nieces Joshua Barney, wife Allison and daughter, Mya, Kaitlyn Barney and fiancé Charles Taylor, Madison Benoit, Hezi Eastman, and Spencer Martin.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday evening, May 28, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday morning May 29 at 11:00 AM at All Saints Church in Lancaster. Rev. Matthew Mason, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Calvary Cemetery, Lancaster.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Tabernacle Society, % Sally Beattie, Treasurer, 163 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.
died Monday March 25, 2013 at DHMC in Lebanon. She was born on September the 13th, 1933 at the Coos County Hospital in West Stewartstown, NH the daughter of Arnold and Marguerite Hughes Wiswell. She attended local schools and graduated from Colebrook Academy in 1952.
Audrey was a waitress at Crawford’s Diner and The Colebrook House in Colebrook. She was also employed for a number of years at Dickson’s Pharmacy and also in the offices of Drs. Gifford and Parsons when their offices were on Main Street and she was a substitute teacher in the Colebrook school system, which she thoroughly enjoyed. Her passion was the history of Colebrook and the surrounding area and she shared that love with whomever would listen. She was one of the early members of the Colebrook Area Historical Society and was asked to speak at Colebrook Academy graduation for the class of 1980. Her topic was, of course, the town of Colebrook. At the conclusion of the speech, she was given a standing ovation from all present. She volunteered for a long time working on the Check List at Town and School meetings. Her love of a good game of Scrabble, SkipBoo, a cup of coffee or a chat with friends, a good book, dancing, telling a good story or going to Lancaster Fair were exceeded only by her love for Colebrook. Audrey and her husband, Sam, ran an antique shop for many years in “the barn” on Edwards St. and through this enterprise became friends with many people in the North Country and places beyond. For over fifteen years, they spent most Sundays with Donald and Jean Haynes touring the back roads of the North Country and were also frequent diners at Jennifer’s Restaurant in Island Pond, VT.
Audrey is survived by her husband Sam; son Robert Noyes of Columbia, daughters Peggy Moon of West Stewartstown, Debra Noyes of Columbia and Kathy Carmichael of Wilton, NH. Grandchildren; Nina and Eben Noyes, Abby Bissonnette and husband Richard, Ben and Megan Champagne and Nate Champagne and great-grandchildren: Quintessa, Ophelia and Hermione Bissonnette, and Camden and Carly Noyes. She is also survived by her sister Betty Frizzell of Colebrook and her family members and members of the Noyes families in the Jefferson, NH area.
There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held Saturday afternoon March 30 at 1:00 PM at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Colebrook. Timothy Brooks of Stratford will officiate.
, 61, died at her home Thursday afternoon December 26, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Mrs. Luckey was born in Syracuse, NY on October 13, 1952, the daughter of Richard and Leona (Cole) Holden.
Raised in the Syracuse area Barbara moved with her son to Bonita Springs, FL in 1973.
In 1977 she met R. Floyd Luckey Jr. and they married in 1980.
Together they operated the Bonita Beach Plantation Resort for many years while spending summers in Lancaster.
In 2008 they moved to Lancaster permanently.
Barbara took pride in the fact that she was a friend of Bill for 35 years.
Over the years she has helped many others find that friendship, even in the final days of her life.
She loved to paint, she enjoyed her flowers, and she was a member of the Lancaster Historical Society.
Family members include her husband R. Floyd Luckey Jr. of Lancaster; her son William T. Palya and his wife Alicia of Littleton; two granddaughters, Lindsay Palya of Lancaster, Grace Palya of Heath, Ohio; two step-children, Bob Luckey and Patty Rohman both of Florida; two brothers David Holden and Chuck Holden both of Florida; and two sisters Debra Oliver of Tennessee and Linda Clark of Ohio.
Visiting hours will be held Saturday evening December 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster.
A funeral service will be held Sunday at 12 Noon at the funeral home.
Her nephew Irving Luckey will officiate. Burial will be in the spring at Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster.
Donations may be made in her memory to American Cancer Society, NH Division, Inc., Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101 Unit 501, Bedford, New Hampshire 03102-6800.
, 91 of Meredith and Lancaster, NH passedaway on Friday June 14th at Forestview Manor, Meredith, NH surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Lancaster, NH, April 16, 1922 to Jason and Effie (Stickney) Gessner. Beth graduated from Lancaster Academy and attended Mary Hitchcock School of Nursing.
Beth and her husband Herb enjoyed many years traveling and volunteering at the Arizona Boys Ranch in Chandler, AZ and spent many winters in their home in Surprise, AZ. They were volunteers and traveled with RVICS “Retired Volunteers In Christ Service” providing their talents and service to churches and programs in need. Beth especially enjoyed spending summers in Lancaster at their summer home entertaining friends and family, gardening, camping, ceramics, sewing, stain glasswork, and being part of the Methodist Women’s group.
Members of the family include her three daughters, Linda Hersey from Laconia, Charlotte Jackson and husband Don from Bow Mar, Colorado, Cheryl and her husband Philip from Fairfield, Maine. Four grandchildren, Jason and Nathan Hersey of Laconia, Michael Jackson of Highland Ranch, CO , Kellee Jackson of Portland, OR, and two step granddaughters Candy Lessard and Sandy Sargent of Maine. Five great-grandchildren, Matthew and Brian Hersey of Laconia, and Lauren, Brett and Keri of Highland Ranch, CO. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Herbert Edney, in 2011, a great- granddaughter Carrie Jackson, sisters Justine Jackson and Geraldine Swanson and brother Stanton Gessner.
Calling hours will be held at Bailey Funeral Home, 210 Main St., Lancaster on Wednesday June 19th from 7:00 – 8:30 PM with a celebration of her life to be held at the Lancaster United Methodist Church in Lancaster at 11:00 AM on Thursday June 20th.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Central NH VNA and Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia, NH 03246.
, 68, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away on December 23, 2012 at Country Village Genesis Eldercare after a short illness. She was born on May 15, 1944 in Whitefield, NH, a daughter to Charles Nelson and Virginia Irene (Pervere) Potter.
Betty was raised in Maidstone and was a housekeeper at the Cabot Motor Inn. She enjoyed walking and visiting with friends. Betty loved her cat, John Wayne and Westerns.
She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Robert Potter. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Kenneth Wright of Lancaster, three sons Donald Wright of Colebrook, John Wright of Columbia, SC, Robert Wright of Elgin, SC, A brother Donald Potter of Colebrook, four sisters Nancy Hughes of Colebrook, Sally Flanders of North Stratford, Elsie Lafoe of North Stratford, Mary Wheeler of Bloomfield and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lancaster Community Cupboard 16 Church Street Lancaster, NH 03584 or Lancaster Humane Society, 564 Martin Meadow Pond Road, Lancaster, NH 03584.
, 87, of Granby, VT passed away at Weeks Medical Center in Lancaster, NH on December 10, 2013. Beverly was born I Granby to Ceylon and Sallie (Hodgdon) Shores on July 19, 1926. She attended elementary school in Granby and graduated from Lancaster High School. After graduation Beverly worked all her working life for the telephone company a total of 37 years. She began work in Lancaster, then in Littleton where she lived for a few years, and finally in the Southern New Hampshire area.
Beverly was a member of the Granby 4-H Club and the Grange. She taught Sunday School and remained a member of the Granby Congregational Church all her life. She served Granby as auditor, deacon, member of the historical group, and was a founding member of the “Holiday in the Hills” program.
She served as treasurer and secretary of this program for many years. In 1960, she took flying lessons. After receiving her license she flew in the “All Women’s New England Air Race”, and served as its chairman for several years.
She belonged to the International Association of Women Pilots that was founded in 1929. Amelia Earhart was the first president of the Association. Beverly travelled extensively. She and her sister, Sandra, went to Austria and Hungary with the North Country Chorus of Wells River, VT.
She visited Alaska and in 1998 she had the opportunity to visit the Holy Land. Here she visited the Sea of Galilee. She travelled to the Mount of Beatitudes and toured the Garden of Gethsemane.
She took a dip in the Dead Sea, visited the Wailing Wall and walked the stations of the Cross. At the time of her death Beverly was serving as Granby’s Postmaster. She was a lover of nature and was especially fond of owls. Beverly did not have a family of her own, but she had many nieces and nephews, whom she considered her family.
She remembered them fondly on their birthdays and at the time of their graduation from high school and college. Beverly was predeceased by her parents and by all five of her sibling – Leah Austin, Ruth Noble, Guy Shores, Edith Willson and Sandra Morehouse.
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Kay (Hale) Shores, and by her nieces and nephews. At her request there will be no visiting hours. A memorial of Beverly’s life will be held Sunday July 20th at 4:30 p.m. at the Granby-Victory Congregational Church; burial to follow in the Shores Cemetery in Victory Vermont next to her parents and sister, Sandra... Fellowship/luncheon immediately following service at the Granby Town hall. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Granby Congregational Church in care of Nellie Noble, PO Box, Granby, VT 04840.
, 79, died suddenly at his home on March 28, 2013. Mr. Fabrizio was born in Brooklyn, NY, on May 19, 1933 the son of Anthony and Josephine (Catuosco) Fabrizio. Carmine was raised in Brooklyn and graduated from St. Catherine of Genoa and Erasmus Hall. For many years he served as a police officer for the NYPD. Retiring in 1980 he and his wife Ann moved to Twin Mountain. During the Korean Conflict he served with the US Navy. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the National Rifle Association. Family members include his wife Ann (Sancineto) Fabrizio of Twin Mountain and many nieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held Monday Evening April 1, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 11:00 AM at St. Matthew’s Church, Whitefield, NH. Reverend Matthew Mason, pastor, will officiate.
, 92, of Lancaster, NH passed away at Weeks Medical Center on Friday, November 22, 2013 after a lengthy and tenacious fight against cancer. This day would have been her 55th wedding anniversary. She was born on February 11, 1921 in Hartland, Vermont, the daughter of Maxwell and Marion Crosby.
Cathy’s family owned a small farm in Hartland and due to her father’s ill health, a farm hand was needed to keep the farm operating, that farm hand later became her husband Rudy. Cathy loved horses and spent much of her time riding and working with horses.
Cathy graduated in 1938 from Windsor High School, Windsor, VT and was valedictorian of her graduating class. On November 22, 1958 she married Rudolph “Rudy” Gaynor and they made their home in Lancaster, NH. They purchased the Stone House from Rudy’s Aunt and continued its farming operation raising Registered Horned Hereford Cattle. They enjoyed showing and exhibiting their cattle at local fairs. As Cathy often said the only vacations they ever took in their married life was to go look at bulls and buy a new one for the herd.
Cathy worked at many local businesses in her life and always held a position in the office where she enjoyed dealing with and meeting people. She worked at various businesses, including a lumberyard and mill, a bank, an insurance agency and most recently at The Spalding Inn in Whitefield, NH.
Cathy’s favorite past times were visiting with people, playing cards and shopping. She loved to shop and look for a bargain and could outlast most of the people who tried to keep up with her.
She was pre-deceased by her parents and by her husband Rudy in 1989. Survivors include two daughters; Nancy Gaynor and Randy Perry of Brownsville, VT, Sally Gaynor-Knecht and her husband Stan of Lancaster, NH ; two granddaughters Shannon Knecht of Bangor, ME and Baillie Knecht of Lancaster, NH; a brother Roger Crosby of Bennington, VT, Nieces, Marilyn Harris, Susan Crosby, Lauren McKenna and Rachel Murray and nephews BJ White and Greg Harris. She also leaves behind several special friendships that have lasted for decades, Louise James (the sister she never had), Jack and Mary Tillotson, Janet Bronson, and Donna Hopps.
There will be no calling hours. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday November 30th, 2013 at 11 AM at the Methodist Church, Main Street, Lancaster, NH. In Lieu of flowers, donations made in Cathy’s memory may be directed to the charity of ones choice.
, 67, passed away on Saturday May 4, 2013 in the comfort of her home. She was born in Lancaster, NH on August 30, 1945 the daughter of Harry and Karlene (Colby) Silsby.
Charlotte grew up in Lunenburg and graduated from Concord High School. She worked wallpapering and painting in numerous local homes and businesses. She liked riding the back roads, fishing and four wheeling most of which she enjoyed with long time friend Gary Downing.
Charlotte was pre deceased by her parents. She is survived by her son Raymond Whitcomb of Dillingham, AK and his two daughters Gracie and Regan; two daughters Ina Whitcomb of Lancaster her partner Jeff Smith and her children Macaelin, Mackenzie, Emily; daughter Ellen Nelson of Lunenburg and her husband John and children Leigha and Wade. She is also survived by a brother George Silsby of Lunenburg, several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Riverside Rescue, Inc. 236 Riverside Avenue Lunenburg, VT 05906
, 68, died peacefully at her home at the McKee Inn in Lancaster surrounded by her family.
Cheri was born in Littleton on January 11, 1945 the daughter of Eudore “Eddie” and Glenna (Merritt) Pelletier.
In 1963 she graduated from Concord High School and was a longtime resident of Gilman.
For eight years she resided in Louisiana and while there she operated a gift shop.
She worked as a chef at the Gilman Senior Center, the Rabbit Hill Inn, Waterford, VT and at Riverglen in Littleton.
She was also a former activities director at the Morrison Nursing Home and Country Village Genesis Eldercare Center.
Family members include her two daughters and their families,
Brenda Fontaine and husband Trapper of Lancaster and children Chad, Spencer and wife Debbie, TJ and wife Tiesha, Savanah and husband Jeff, and grandchildren Bailey, Patricia, Peyton, Samantha, Logan, Haley, Seth and baby Spencer due this month; Anita Newell and husband Scott of Groveton and their children Krista, Arrin, Brent, Tristan, Kirsten and Jordan; three step-children, Tony Mire of Kaplan, Louisiana, Christine Hargrave of St. Johnsbury, Terry Mire of Kansas; two sisters, Judy Lynn Sterling of Merrimack, Kathy Lovell Noyes and husband Robert of Columbia, David Bruce Pelletier of Bethlehem; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother-in law Albert Sterling.
Memorial visiting hours will be held Tuesday evening August 6, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. A graveside committal service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 PM in Cushman Cemetery in Dalton.
, 91, of North Road, died at his home surrounded by his loving family Wednesday morning November 6, 2013.
Mr. McLain was born in Guildhall on May 1, 1922 the son of Clesson and Mary (Willard) McLain.
Chet was a lifetime Guildhall resident where he served as road agent, selectman and tree warden.
Sixty years of his life were devoted to the logging business and he was a partner of McLain Logging.
Chet had an interest in auto racing and was one of the founders and builders of Riverside Speedway in Groveton.
He had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening.
He also enjoyed spending time and visiting with friends and relatives.
Some of his favorite family activities included Jeep rides with his daughter Joan and golf cart rides with his great-grandson Austin.
Surviving family members include his wife Jean (Carr) McLain of Guildhall; a son Reginald and his wife Kelly of Guildhall; two daughters Joan Ball and husband James of Gilman, June Carr of Gilman; a stepson Richard Dresser of Gilman; a step-daughter Michelle Sargent of Tennessee; two grandchildren Ryan McLain and his girlfriend Shirley Sweatt of Guildhall, Nikki McLain of Groveton; a great-grandson Austin McLain of Guildhall; and a twin brother Chesley McLain of Groveton.
He was predeceased by his first wife Ola M. McLain; three brothers, George, Franklin, Lyle; and a sister Mary.
Visiting hours will be held Friday evening November 7, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster.
A funeral service will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 AM at the Guildhall Community Church.
Rev. Sharon van der Laan will officiate.
Burial will follow in Ridgwell Cemetery, Guildhall.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to Riverside Animal Rescue,
236 Riverside Ave, Lunenburg, VT 05906
, 88, died of a sudden illness Tuesday evening, July 30, 2013 at The Morrison in Whitefield.
She was surrounded by her loving family.
Christine was born in Guildhall, VT on May 16, 1925 the daughter of Mildred V. Silver.
Raised in Lancaster she graduated from Lancaster High School and in her younger years worked as a telephone operator.
Christine was a homemaker and also a bookkeeper for multiple family businesses.
She loved to play cards and board games and enjoyed crocheting, watching the Red Sox and visiting with friends.
She was a member of the Whitefield Christian Church.
Family members include her children and their spouses, Wayne and Tina Rexford, David and Linda Rexford, Gary and Terri Rexford all of Lancaster, Susan and Mario Audit of Groveton, Randall and Patricia Rexford of Lancaster; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held Friday evening August 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster.
A funeral service will be held at Saturday morning at 10:00 AM at the Whitefield Christian Church.
Reverend Lou Going, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will follow in Ridgwell Cemetery, Guildhall.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to The Morrison, 6 Terrace Street, Whitefield, NH 03598.
, 74 passed away on Monday August 5, 2013 at Weeks Medical Center. He was born in Lancaster on January 19, 1939 a son to the late Kenneth and Mary (Brooks) Reed.
Mr. Reed grew up in Jefferson; attending and graduating from Berlin High School. Following his graduation he enlisted in the United States Army. Upon his discharge from the Army Mr. Reed spent the next 35 years as a state bridge inspector.
Mr. Reed loved to read, soaking up as much information and knowledge as possible. He also enjoyed riding snow machines and four wheelers and going to Loudon to watch the races. Hunting was his favorite pastime. Mr. Reed was a member of the Free & Accepted Mason’s, a Life Time member of the American Legion and VFW posts in Groveton as well as the Military Order of the Cooties. He also was a member of the Lancaster Planning Board, Kilkenny Trail Riders and he has played Santa for the Toys for Tots since 1962.
Mr. Reed was pre deceased by his parents and a brother Kenneth Reed. He is survived by his wife Betty (Collins) Reed, a son Ralph Bennett and his wife Cindy, two daughters Joyce Bernier and her husband Richard, Jodie England and her husband David, a sister Dottie Megna and her husband Nelson, a sister in law Nellie Collins, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Wednesday August 7 from 2-4 and 6-8 at Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. A funeral will be held on Thursday August 8 at the Christ United Methodist Church at 11 AM with burial to follow in the Summer Street Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.
, 56, of Melcher Street, died Sunday, February 3, 2013 of a sudden heart attack while loading hay in Lunenburg.
Craig was born in Lancaster on April 7, 1956 the son of Ralph E. “Whitey” Hersom and Clara M. (Ball) Gregory.
He was a longtime Groveton resident and graduate of Groveton High School. Craig also attended Berlin Vocational where he studied forestry. For many years he was a self employed logger and also worked for several asphalt paving companies including Pike Industries.
He had a love for draft horses and horse pulling. He was a member of the Eastern Draft Horse Association and participated in horse pulls with Emmett and Jeff Towle.
His greatest enjoyment was spending time at camp on Neal Pond in Lunenburg. Craig also loved children and was a favorite uncle to his nieces and nephews. He was a friend to many people.
Other memberships include the Sons of the American Legion, Groveton and John D. Weeks Post #3041, Lancaster.
Family members include his parents Clara M. and John C. Gregory of Whitefield; three sisters Rebecca E. Bernard and her husband Jack of Groveton; Kathi A. Mitchell and husband Kenneth of Texas, Jennifer L. Chauvette and husband Roger of Groveton; a brother Nathan A. Hersom and wife Christine of Sanbornton; two step-brothers, John M. Gregory-Davis and wife Susan of Meriden, James A. Gregory and Wife Eileen of East Burke; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and a great-nephew. His father Whitey predeceased him
Visiting hours will be held Saturday morning February 9, from 10:00AM to 12:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home. A service will follow immediately after at 12:00 PM at the funeral home. Reverend David Taylor will officiate. Cremation will follow with a spring interment of his ashes in Northumberland Cemetery.
Donations may be made in his memory to the Eastern Draft Horse Association, c/o Amanda Paul, 120 Mount Delight Rd. Deerfield, NH 03037
, the only child of Henry L. and Margaret (Ney) Tucker, was born on Feb. 23, 1930, in Augusta, Ga. He died on Friday, March 8, 2013, at The Morrison nursing home in Whitefield.
Tucker grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated in 1945 as a ninth-grade student at the Hawken School in Lyndhurst, graduated in 1948 from Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., and in 1952 cum laude from Harvard College as a Holloway Plan student who upon graduation was commissioned a LTJG in the U. S. Navy, Civil Engineer Corps. After three years on active duty, he attended the Harvard Business School, earning an M.B.A. in 1957 with a major in finance. He later earned an Ed.M. at Boston University in 1993 and taught English as a Second Language part-time at Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown, Mass.
After a business career in New York City and Boston, Tucker retired in 1994 and moved from Wellesley, Mass., to Randolph.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Edith Endicott McMillan, and three daughters: Susan McMillan Tucker and his son-in-law Leslie Charles Moye, both of Somerville, Mass.; Sarah Sheafe Tucker and his son-in-law Don Murphy, both of Bethel, Me.; and Margaret Stuart Tucker of Stow, Mass., and a granddaughter, Lauren Endicott Moye of Andover, Mass. Their son Andrew Stuart Tucker died in an accident on May 26, 1995, in Alaska.
In recent years, Tucker served on the board of the Weeks State Park Association in Lancaster and on the Randolph Planning Board. A memorial service will be held this summer at a date to be determined. Please omit flowers. Those who would like to can make a donation to the Andrew Stuart Tucker Trail Easement Fund of the Randolph Mountain Club, P. O. Box 279, Gorham, NH 03581.
, more commonly known as Buddy, passed away in his home on June 21, 2013. He was born in Lancaster, NH on July 7, 1942 to Robert “Bob” Kay and Phyllis Hurlburt. He lived most of his life in the Lancaster area, with temporary residences in Manchester, NH and Big Lake, AK.
He is survived by his siblings James, Sharon, Julia, Lea, David and Jenny; his children Roxanne, Roger, Jay, Niki, Juston, Amanda, Cristol, and Robert;14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; andmany nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is predeceased by both parents and brother, Robert “Butch”.
Buddy’s favorite pastime was fishing . He had many “secret hot spots” that only a few close friends know about.
Buddy is loved, not only by his family, but many members of the community. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He will be missed and will remain a happy memory in many hearts.
There will be no funeral services, but a “Celebration of Life” will be held in the Colonel Town Gymnasium (16 High St, Lancaster, NH) on Saturday, June 29 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM. At 6:00 PM Rev. Sharon van der Laan will officiate a brief memorial service. Donations can be made in Buddy’s memory to the
“Buddy Kay Student Athlete Scholarship Fund”
at Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank.
, 80, of Israel River Road, died suddenly at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Palm Beach, FL.
Mr. Bedell was born in Jefferson on November 26, 1932, the son of Edward and Doris (Silver) Bedell.
He was a graduate of Lancaster Academy and for many years has been seasonally employed in New Hampshire and Florida. During the summer he was a groundskeeper at the Waumbek Country Club, Jefferson, and in the winter was superintendent of services at the Hillsboro Club in Pompano Beach.
David loved to golf and was an avid New England sports fan. Memberships included the Elks, Moose, American Legion and Veteran’s of Foreign Wars.
His is survived by his wife Frances J. (Doane) Bedell of Jefferson and West Palm Beach; a son Richard Bedell and wife Terri of Lancaster; two granddaughters Kaiden and Emerson; a sister Caroline Sheridan of Baltimore, Maryland; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Hillside Cemetery, Jefferson. An announcement will be published at a later date.
, 69, passed away on Thursday February 7, 2013 at Weeks Medical Center. He was born on May 6, 1943 in Randolph, VT to the late Joseph and Marguerite (Marcotte) Begin.
Mr. Begin worked in construction for various companies for 35 years until he became ill in 1997. He had a passion for fishing especially in brooks and beaver ponds. He loved to watch the deer in his back yard and he always had his beagle Snoopy by his side.
Mr. Begin was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Ronald and Gabriel Begin.
He is survived by his wife Shirley (Hill) Begin, three daughters; Jean Gosley, Tammy Oltsch and Brenda Whitcomb. He is also survived by a brother Jules Begin, a sister Pauline Strickland; four grandchildren, Corey Begin, Troy Oltsch Tyler Oltsch and Josh Whitcomb.
A graveside service will be held in the spring in Summer Street Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Breathe New Hampshire, 145 Hollis St., Unit C, Manchester, NH 03101
, 92, of Dean Brook Road, died at her home Wednesday evening, January 30, 2013.
Mrs. Barnett was born in Island Pond, VT on December 14, 1920, the daughter of George and Mary (Devlin) Reynolds.
She was raised in Island Pond where she graduated from St. Mary’s Academy. She has been a longtime resident of Groveton and was employed 25 years with Campbell Stationary in North Stratford.
Spending time with her grandchildren was her greatest enjoyment. She lived for them and her little dog Benji.
Family members include two sons, George Nugent of Massachusetts, Brent Nugent of Groveton; 5 grandchildren, Benjamin, Amanda, Christie, Michael, Matthew; 5 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Wilbur J. “Web” Barnett in 2011; a brother Leo Reynolds and a sister Alice Palmer.
At Dorothy’s request the will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning February 2, at 11:00 AM at All Saints Church, Lancaster. Reverend Matthew Mason, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to a charity of ones choice.
GUILDHALL - Dorothy Marie (Phillips) Cantin
, 91, went to be with her Lord on February 16, 2013. She died peacefully at home in the presence of her family.
Born in Wyandotte, Michigan, Dorothy was the daughter of Joseph J. and Ottilia (Hoffmann) Phillips.
Dorothy was a member of the Sutton Baptist Church. She loved music and playing her violin, and attended the Juilliard School of Music in New York. Dorothy was the secretary for H J Cantin and Sons for over fifty years and was a member of Business and Professional Women. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed biking, hiking, gardening and swimming. She also loved her home and spending time with her grandchildren.
Family members include her husband Harland J. Cantin of Guildhall; her children, Richard Joseph and his wife Brenda in Sarasota, FL, Marie Elizabeth and her husband John in Bulls Gap, TN, Barbara Lou and her husband Tim in Ometepec, Mexico, David Harland and his wife Sarah in Lancaster, NH, Deborah Dorothy and her husband Jim in West Glacier, MT, Philip Theodore and his wife Lori in Guildhall, VT;
22 Grandchildren and 10 Great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday afternoon, February 21, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A service will follow immediately after at 3:00 PM at the funeral home. Rev. David Colwell will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster.
, 83, of Israels River Road, died Sunday morning September 29, 2013 at the St. Vincent DePaul Nursing Home in Berlin.
Mr. Perry was born in Jefferson, NH on October 11, 1929 the son of Edgar R. and Margaret (Brown) Perry.
In his early years Bud was a caretaker at the Waumbek Hotel in Jefferson.
Most of his life he worked as a part manager. Initially he was employed at Beecher Equipment in Lancaster.
In 1969 he moved with his family to White River Junction and for 20 years was employed at Kelton Motors.
Returning to Jefferson he then worked as parts manager at the Gilman Paper Company, Gilman, VT.
In the 60’s Bud was a Scout Master in Lancaster and he was a 65 year member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Bud had a rare blood type and has donated gallons of his blood through the years.
He also donated his platelets to help cancer patients.
Surviving family members include his wife of 64 years Doris (Cote) Perry of Jefferson; his children and their spouses, Kim Perry and Margaret of Jefferson, Robin Perry of Keene, Tamie Gurrin of Littleton, Cheryl French and Kevin of Quechee, VT, Theo Parker and Dan of Greenville, NC; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a brother Jim Perry and his wife Barbara of Lebanon.
He was predeceased by 3 sisters and one grandchild Edgar Eddie Perry.
Bud will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
At Bud’s request there are no visiting hours or funeral service.
, 72, passed away in his sleep Sunday morning October 20, 2013 at Country Village Genesis Eldercare Center, Lancaster, after a long illness.
Mr. Raynor was born in Canaan, NH on July 21, 1941 the son of Albert and Rose (Geebe) Raynor. He was a long time resident of Lebanon and was employed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for 38 years.
Although he enjoyed fishing and drawing birds and wildlife Mr. Raynor was best known for his wood carving.
His award winning work is known throughout the Connecticut River Valley.
He leaves his wife Sheilah Raynor of Dalton, NH; a sister Barbara Curran of Lebanon; 2 nephews, Kevin Skinner and wife and son Josh of Newport, NH, Dan Curran and wife of Springfield, VT; three step-children, Anthony Daisey of Dalton, Harry Daisey of Littleton, Lisa Doenges of White River Jct; several grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. There will be no calling hours or services.
, 96, died Wednesday morning February 27, 2013 at Country Village Genesis Eldercare Center, Lancaster.
Mrs. Murphy was born in Sheffield, VT, on March 16, 1916 the daughter of William and Mary (Welch) Berwick.
For many years Irene worked as a nurse’s aid at Weeks Medical Center. She was an active member of the Christ United Methodist Church and belonged to the United Methodist Women. She was a long time resident of the McKee Inn and member of the Colonel Town Senior Citizens.
Surviving family members include her sister Edith Switser of Dalton and many nieces and nephews along with many great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her first husband Norman Maker; second husband Leo Ingerson; third husband George Murphy; three brothers and a sister.
Visiting hours will be held at the Bailey Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, March 3, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. A funeral service will follow there at 3:00 PM. Reverend Ron Bruce, pastor of the Christ United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Forest Vale Cemetery, Jefferson.
Dalton, NH - Elizabeth Louise Egli "Betty Watkins"
, 59, passed away on Thursday May 30, 2013 at Weeks Medical Center. She was born in Middletown, CT on February 19, 1954 a daughter to John Wilbur Watkins and Elsie Mary Erickson.
Mrs. Egli grew up in New Haven, CT, resided and raised her family in Boston, MA and later moved to Dalton, NH where she then worked for the Postal Service in Littleton, NH for 17 years. She was a lover of animals, flowers, bird watching and gardening. Mrs. Egli was also an award winning artist in her teenage years. She was a very strong woman, with a huge heart and was the glue that held people together. She was a great mother, wife and friend.
She is survived by her husband Bruce Egli of Dalton, four children; Layla O’Shea and her husband Eugene of Wilbraham, MA, Dawn Cordero and her husband Luis of Killeen, TX, Adam Egli of Dalton, Seth Egli and his wife Danielle of Dalton, two sisters Beverly and Susan Watkins, two brothers John Watkins, John Erickson, seven grandchildren Michael, Shannon, Brianna, Cassandra, Carmen, Alexis and Simone.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on Tuesday June 4 at 11 AM in Johns River Cemetery in Dalton with Reverend Matthew Mason officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Riverside Rescue, Inc. 236 Riverside Avenue Lunenburg, VT 05906
, 90, died Tuesday evening July 23, 2013 at the Morrison Nursing Home, Whitefield.
Mrs. Hartford was born in Lancaster on June 6, 1923 the daughter of Fred and Rose (Gilbert) Cormier.
Elizabeth was a lifetime Lancaster resident and 1942 graduate of Lancaster Academy. In 1948 she married Edward W. Hartford of Lancaster.
For many years she worked as a cashier at the former A&P Supermarket and Butson’s Supermarket.
She enjoyed spending time with family, listening to music and dancing.
She was a Communicant of All Saints Church, Lancaster and active member of the Daughter’s of Isabella and the Tabernacle Society.
Liz was a member of the Colonel Town Senior Citizens and participant of the Colonel Town Exercise Group.
At Weeks Medical Center she was a member of the WMC Auxiliary and the Volunteer Services.
Family members include her two sons, Andrew Hartford and wife Sandra of Lancaster, Dennis Hartford and wife Joanne of Queensbury, NY; 5 grandchildren, Carrie Fedders and husband Peter, Andrea Hartford, Carl Hartford and wife Nicole, Nathan Hartford, Amanda Hartford and fiancée Max Christopolous; 3 great-grandchildren, Juliet Fedders, Benjamin Hartford and Hannah Fedders.
Edward predeceased her in 1972. Visiting hours will be held Sunday evening, July 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 10:00 at All Saints Church, Lancaster.
Reverend Matthew Mason, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster.
Donations may be made in her memory to All Saints Church, 163 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584 or to Caleb Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, 38 Kings Square, Suite 9, Whitefield, NH 03598.
, longtime resident of Lancaster, passed away after a long and fruitful life on January 25, 2013. Born in Jackson, NH on August 15, 1914, she was the only child of Chester and Annie McLean Elkins. During a very happy childhood on the small farm in Jackson she attended local Jackson schools, many times being driven to school by her mother with horse and sleigh. She graduated from Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH in 1932, the graduated from Concord Commercial Business School in Concord, NH. She then started her working career by moving to Lancaster and taking her first position with the Law Firm of Irving Hinckley which she enjoyed for many years before taking a hiatus to raise five children. She returned to work at the White Mountains Region Assoc. from which she retired in 1980.
Not slowing her busy schedule she was a regular and longtime volunteer for the Weeks Memorial Hospital, various nursing homes and local residents of the area and the McKee Inn where she has pleasantly resided for many years after her retirement.
Her long service of volunteerism was recognized and acknowledged by a proclamation by then Gov. Jeanne Shaheen presented to her at her 85th birthday celebrations in Lancaster which was attended by her entire extended family. She was also honored by a visit from Gov. John Lynch in 2009 as further tribute to her.
She will be especially remembered by her family and friends for her excellent home cooking highlighted by her famous Pork Roast dinner with Wild Raspberry Pie (hand picked after work in the hills and valleys surrounding her home)
She was the widow of William H. Simonds.
She is survived by her five children; William Simonds and wife Cathy of Collinswood, NJ, Mary McKenna and husband Tom of Concord, NH, Robert Simonds and wife Maggie of Keene, NH, Anne Normandeau and husband Bob of North Berwick, ME, Alice Reilly and husband Dick of Northumberland, NH, seven grandchildren: Beth Sprankle, Peggy Kirkpatrick, Brian McKenna, Scott Normandeau, Mike Normandeau, Ben Simonds, Stacy Simonds, 10 great grandchildren; Tanner, Finn, Will, Conner, Hayden, Shane, Quinn, Johnah, Caleb, Ella, Nicholas and Lauren
Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours at Bailey Funeral Home on Monday January 28 from 5 to 7 PM. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday January 29 at 11 AM at All Saints Church in Lancaster. Burial will be held in the spring in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the to the All Saints Tabernacle Society, c/o Sandra Doolan, 17 Hill St. Lancaster, NH 03584
, 101, passed away on Wednesday July 10, 2013 at her home with her daughters by her side. She was born in Lunenburg, VT on November 3, 1911 a daughter to the late Willard Graves and Ada Isabel (Adams) King.
She moved to Whitefield, NH at the age of 10 where she graduated from Whitefield High School and then from Nasson College.
Mrs. Dorr was employed as a receptionist at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, NH until her retirement. She was very active in the Wolfeboro community belonging to local, state and national orders; the Eastern Star Warren Chapter where she was Past Worthy Matron, she is an 80 years member of the Grange, a Past Master of the Mt. Washington Grange and a current member of the Shelburne Grange, Wolfeboro Congregational Church, The Women’s Club where she was past president, Red Cross, A Demolay Mother, sat on the Advisory Board for Rainbow and served on the State Home Economic Committee. Locally Mrs. Dorr belonged to the DAR-White Mountain Chapter, SOS in Whitefield and the Whitefield H.S. Alumni Association. She also enjoyed reading, stamp collecting, needle work and was the recipient of the Boston Post Cane.
She was pre deceased by her parents, her two husbands Murray L. Fuller and Cleophus Dorr, a son Willard Fuller, two step sons Roland and James Dorr and two step daughters Thelma Heckman and Elizabeth Crepeau. She is survived by her two daughters Frances Whiting and Dorothy Leonard; two step daughters Dorothy Dorr and Delphine Clough, seven grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
A funeral will be held on Friday July 26 at 11 Am at the Community Baptist Church in Whitefield with the Rev. John Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Park Street Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to Northwood’s Home Health and Hospice, 278 Main St. Lancaster, NH 03584 or The Morrison in Whitefield Activity Fund, 6 Terrace St. Whitefield, NH 03598-3016
, age 27, died July 25, 2013, surrounded by loving family in Whitefield, NH.
Emalie was born, September 26, 1985, to Amy and Brian Fogg, during Hurricane Gloria. Her birth was as traumatic as the weather and it didn’t take long for the family to learn that she had cerebral palsy. They said she would never crawl, she crawled. They said she would never walk, she walked.
Continuing to defy all predictions, in 2004 Emalie graduated from White Mountains Regional High School, then Keene State College in 2008 with a degree in history. She moved to Washington DC to accept a prestigious internship focusing on the History of Americans with Disabilities at the Smithsonian Institute . She spent 2010 as the Patricia Morissey Fellow at the Institute for Educational Leadership. For the last two years she was employed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Although she loved her job, she took great pride in introducing herself as a “bureaucrat.”
Emalie’s previous good health declined suddenly and she struggled with conflicting diagnosis. Emma was forced to chose between her valued independence in D.C., and the loving support of family in NH. She came home to comfort and be comforted by her loved ones.
Though she was hardly ever at rest and quite noisy at times, we will say "Rest in Peace" for her body but "Shine On" for her soul. We will watch for glimpses of her huge grin in every sunrise and gorgeous red hair in every sunset.
Donations in Emalie’s name should be sent to the Smithsonian Institution Accessibility Program c/o Krista Flores 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW NMAH Room 1050 MRC 607, PO Box 37012 Washington, DC 20013-37012
A Celebration of Emalie’s life will be held on August 11, 2013.
, 84, formerly of Whitefield, died Thursday July 4, 2013 at Country Village Genesis Eldercare Center.
Mrs. Hertell was born in Fargo, North Dakota on February 7, 1929 the daughter of Leonard and Emma (Wentz) Hertell.
A memorial service will be held at Country Village Gensis Eldercare, Lancaster on August 14 at 2:00 PM.
, 86, passed away on Thursday February 21, 2013 at UMASS Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA. She was born in Lancaster on March 12, 1926 a daughter to the late Arthur and Delia (Brooks) Corrigan.
Mrs. Bennett was a graduate of the Lancaster Academy. She worked as a secretary for the Farm Bureau, The Law Office of John Gormley, playing the piano and organ; she also bought and sold organs along with real estate. Following the death of her husband fifty years ago, Mrs. Bennett raised her three children as a single mother.
Mrs. Bennett was a great outdoor enthusiast who rode horses, skied and skated for many years. She will be remembered by the Red and White Tandem Bicycle that she and her daughter Sheryl rode around town. One of her major accomplishments was helping start a school in Lancaster for the mentally disabled.
Mrs. Bennett was pre deceased by her parents, her husband Willard Bennett, a sister Mary Smith, two brothers Hugh and Arthur Corrigan. She is survived by her children Sheryl Bennett of Worcester, MA, Larry Bennett of Groveton, Kathleen Scibelli of Shrewsbury, MA, a brother Leo Corrigan of Bluffton, SC, five grandchildren; Brooke, Benjamin and Curtis Scibelli, Jonathan and Scott Bennett, one great grandchild Carrington Bennett, many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Monday February 25 from 6 to 8 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday February 26 at 11 AM at All Saints Catholic Church in Lancaster with the Reverend Matthew Mason officiating. Burial will take place in the spring in Summer Street Cemetery in Lancaster.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street Manchester, NH 03101.
, 84, of Guildhall Village, Guildhall, Vermont, died on Christmas morning, December 25, 2012, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, surrounded by her family. She had been a resident of Guildhall since 1988.
Everdene was born on July 19, 1928, in Canaan, Vermont, a daughter of George and Hattie (Ellingwood) Brown. On April 2, 1948, in Upton, Maine, Everdene married Charles O. Hodgdon, a woodsman from Granby. Five children were born to Charles and Everdene. The family moved to Lancaster from Granby in 1961. Everdene was a stay-at-home mom until her children left home, and after Charles died in 1988 she was
hired as a cook at the Guildhall Elementary School, where she worked for 20 years. The school children referred to her as "Aunt Everdene." They loved her and she loved them. So good at what she did -- the school directors gave her the title of chef. The school children were often heard to say at home: "That's not the way Everdene does it!" Everdene was an avid reader and crossword puzzle addict. She was a kind-hearted and generous person, but stern when circumstances required it.
Mrs. Hodgdon is predeceased by her husband, Charles, and one granddaughter, Heather. She is survived by: one brother, Linwood; her five children: Bonnie, Sonny, Allen, Donna and Terry; and by five grandchildren: Danielle, Shanna, Michael, Max and Jonathan; and six great-grandchildren: Jackson, Bretton, Andrew, Deakon, Joseph and Kayleigh.
Visiting hours will be from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, at Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A funeral service will be held in Granby in the spring.
, 58, died suddenly at his home on Pine Street October 2, 2013.
Mr. Hanks was born in West Stewartstown, NH on January 22, 1955 the son of Gloria Hanks.
He was a long time North Country resident and a 1973 graduate of Colebrook Academy.
His first job was working for Tillotson Rubber in Dixville and later was employed at many of the area paper mills including Stratford, Groveton and Gilman.
For the past six years he has been employed at P.J. Noyes in Lancaster.
He was an avid motorcyclist and rode countless miles throughout New England.
He loved spending time with his extended family, the family of his niece Shirley Sweatt.
Surviving family members include three brothers, Roger Hanks, Clark Purrington, Michael Flanders; a sister Roxanne Purrington; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased in 2009 by his wife of 16 years Deborah Hanks; also his mother and his brother Greg Hanks.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday evening October 9, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster.
There are no additional services. Freeman was a very benevolent person.
Not only did he make donations to aid many charities he also donated gallons of blood during his lifetime.
In his memory the family would like a donation of any kind made to a charity of one’s choice.
, 73, of East Main Street, died Monday January 6, 2014 at Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster.
Gary was born in Waterbury, CT, on June 5, 1941 the son of A. William Damiani and Lillias (Hurlbut) Damiani.
He was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed projects at home. Gary preferred a simple life and organic cooking for a healthier lifestyle. He also enjoyed hiking and spending time on the internet.
He is survived by two brothers, Donald Damiani of Cheshire, CT and Bruce Damiani of Waterbury, CT.
At Gary’s request there are no visiting hours or services.
Morgan, VT / Treasure Island, FL - Mrs. Genese M. (Pelletier) Blanchette
, 70, of Morgan, VT and Treasure Island, FL has gone home to be with Our Lord. She passed away at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL on Wednesday morning, June 12, 2013.
Genese was born in St. Johnsbury, VT on May 1, 1943, the only child to the late Robert and Gemma (LaRochelle) Pelletier. She lived in South Lunenburg until her marriage to her husband, David, on May 14, 1966 then resided in Gilman until the summer of 2000 when they retired to their home on Lake Seymour in Morgan, VT.
She was involved in many organizations and activities throughout her wonderful life. She had served as the Director of the CCD program for St. Leo and St. Theresa parishes in Lunenburg and Gilman as well as being a CCD teacher, a member of the 4H advisory board for Essex county, a 4-H leader and organizer of the 4-H Fashion shows that were once held at the Lancaster Fair, a Cub Scout Den Mother, TOPS Leader in Littleton and a Justice of the Peace.
Her working career included working as the secretary for the Principal of the Gilman school and for the local banking organizations in Lancaster, Whitefield and Littleton for 20 years. Her most joyous and rewarding career was that of being a mother, a homemaker and a Memere.
She enjoyed cooking, cake decorating, sewing, knitting and crocheting, gardening, traveling, family and friends and always put her heart and soul in everything that she did.
Genese is survived by her husband of 47 years, David Blanchette of Morgan, VT, one son, Robert Blanchette and wife Angela of Dalton, NH and one daughter, Jeanne Nadeau and husband Andy of Lancaster, NH. Her twelve special angels and lights of her life are Ivory and Josef Blanchette, John David, Andre, Maria, Marcie, Noah, Laura, Lucia, Isabelle, Alyssa and Evangeline Nadeau.
Calling hours will be on Tuesday, June 18th from 7-9 pm at the Bailey Funeral home in Lancaster. A Funeral service will be held at the Gate of Heaven Church in Lancaster at 2 pm. A graveside burial will take place at the Summer Street Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy in Genese’s memory may be made to the Children’s Religious Education Program at Gate of Heaven Parish 189 Main St. Lancaster, NH 03584 or Fletcher Allen Healthcare North Country Dialysis Unit 189 Prouty Drive, Newport VT 05855.
, 95, of Lancaster passed away Monday afternoon December 30, 2013 at the Lafayette Center in Franconia.
Mrs. Fraser was born in Lancaster on June 21, 1918 the sixth child of Annie E. Butcher Libby of Plymouth, England and Franklin B. Libby of Portland, Maine.
On Thanksgiving Day the 26th day of November 1936 she married Kenneth F. Fraser Sr., the son of Berthia Ross and James A. Fraser. They were married at St. Paul’s Church in Lancaster by the Reverend Richard P. McChuitock.
Georgia took care of others all her life. She loved quilting and made quilts for all her children and grandchildren. She won many blue ribbons at the Lancaster Fair for her handy work. She also enjoyed gardening, canning, flowers, knitting, making dolls, Christmas puddings and keeping photos in albums.
She was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and belonged to the Ladies Guild. She was also a 55 year member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving family members include six children Kenneth F. Fraser Jr. and his wife Linda of Lancaster, Marilyn Fraser Ayer of Arizona, May E. Fraser Sampson and her husband Paul of Lancaster, James O. Fraser and wife Linda of Concord, NH and Florida; Allen R. Fraser and his wife Val of Hill, NH, Donald R. Fraser and wife Chris of Lancaster; 15 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Sr.; a son-in-law Jack Ayer; two grandchildren; and siblings Herbert Libby, Cecil Libby, Edgar Libby, Owen Libby, Minnie Libby Brown, and Bill Libby.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening January 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A funeral service will be held Friday morning at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Church, Lancaster. Burial will be in the spring in Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster.
, 96, died January 26, 2013 at Weeks Medical Center.
Mr. Savage was born in Lancaster on November 25, 1916 the son of Rollo H. and Jessie (Gallagher) Savage.
He was survived by his wife Hazel Ruth (Currier) Savage of Lancaster. They were married on Hazel’s birthday April 15, 1943. They had 6 wonderful children, 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson. He loved his wife and all his children and grandchildren very much.
Gilman was a very proud dairy farmer. He enjoyed being in an open hayfield, building fences, milking cows and working side by side with his son Bruce. He would take his grandchildren for rides in the tractors and tell them fantastic stories of his life. They all learned a great deal from this wonderful man.
Gilman was one of the few people who really enjoyed what he did for a living. He was able to be with his family and work a job that he really loved. They feel fortunate to have been a part of his family and life. He was loved very much and will be missed just as much.
Gilman was predeceased by his oldest son Richard Savage in February of 1989. Richard was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in Viet Nam.
Other surviving family members include his second son: Edward Savage and wife Loretta of Vermont, they have 2 daughters; Wendy Berkowitz and husband Dana along with their 3 children Justin, Quintin, and Camden all of Vermont; Sharney and her children Dustin, Brendan, Mindy who has a son Dominic all of Vermont. Gilman’s third son Daniel Savage and wife Jessie of Lancaster, their children include Danny Jr. of Lancaster and his fiancée Shayna Raymond, their children Kaydren, Kandrah and John; Shawn Savage and his wife Holly Brown and their children Makayla and Dominic all of Gilman; Emily Savage and boyfriend Jason Ruggles of NH; Johnathan Savage and fiancée Vanessa Brown of NH; Carol Savage and fiancée David Thurston along with children Keagan and Tristan of NH; Bradley Savage and Stacey Savage of MA: Gilman’s oldest daughter Sharon Savage of Plymouth: Gilman’s youngest son Bruce Savage and wife Robin of Lancaster, their children Bruce Savage II, Matthew Savage, Lindsey Savage, T.J Fontaine and wife Tiesha of Standish, ME; Savanah Turgeon and husband Jeff of Berlin: Barbara Swift and husband Josh of Norwich, VT; Bruce and Robin’s grandchildren Bailey Lucian Fontaine, Seth Joseph Savage, Hailey Alyssa Savage, Kyliegh Swift, Logan Jeffery Turgeon, Samantha Lee Turgeon: and Gilman’s youngest daughter Jennie Cantin and fiancé Robert Lund and sons Kory and Dylan of Lunenburg.
Services were held at the convenience of the family. Burial was in Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster.
, 93, died Sunday evening August 4, 2013 at Country Village Genesis Eldercare, Lancaster N.H.
Gladys, who was better known to all of her friends and family as “Robbie” was born in Groveton, NH on April 26, 1920, the daughter of Edmund Moses and Lucille (Valley) Cummings. Gladys and her family lived on a beautiful dairy farm on Reed Road where she and her sisters and brother learned how to milk cows, bake bread and cookies, grow and can vegetables, and fruits, and make delicious maple syrup. Gladys’s favorite “chore” was to help her dad take care of their horses.
Gladys attended the elementary and high schools in Lancaster then she went on to college. She attended colleges in both Illinois and Boston to become an occupational therapist . Gladys worked in several Veteran’s Administration Hospitals for forty years where she was able to help those people who served our country. Her area of expertise was wood working both at work and at home.
Gladys’s first job as an occupational therapist was in Long Island, N.Y.
It was there that she met her husband, Michael Stark. They were married in 1946 and had a happy life together for 34 years. Gladys and Michael loved to travel, go out for dinner, and raise their two children. Later, they became enthusiastic golfers and were always seen on the golf course with their friends.
Family members include her son Richard J. Stark Sr. and his wife Marie of Holbrook, NY; her daughter Beverly Tremblay and husband Jerry of North Conway, NH, a sister Esther Greenwood of Dalton and several nieces and nephews. Gladys was very proud of her six grandchildren: Richard Jr.,Timothy, Annee, Michael, Matthew, and Marcie, as well as, of her six great grandchildren:
Serenity, Kayley, Melanie, Victoria, Lilly, and Diana. She was predeceased by her husband Michael Stark; three sisters, Olive Paine, Mildred Congdon, Elizabeth Meldrum and a brother Edmond Cummings.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday August 8 from 6-8 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday August 9 at 10 AM at All Saints Catholic Church in Lancaster with burial following in Calvary Cemetery in Lancaster.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.
, 77, of Israels River Road, died Thursday evening October 17, 2013 at Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster.
Glen was born in Pittsfield, Maine on December 1, 1935 the son of Merton and Alice (Weeman) Southard.
During the Korean Conflict he served with the US Air Force stationed in Icleand.
For many years he worked as an LNA at Weeks Medical Center and he also ran his own screen printing business.
Glenn had many interests that included trout fishing, working with cars, and his many woodworking projects.
He loved spending time at “camp” in Milan and he was a devoted Red Sox fan.
He is survived by his wife Paula (Warner) Southard of Jefferson; a son Ivan Carroll Southard and companion Cindy Neal of Hartland, Maine; step-daughters Robynn Brannen of Grover Beach, CA, Heidi Brannen of Zion, Ill, Shauneen Ward and husband Keith of Sutton, VT; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and his beloved four footed children Mollie and Daisy Mae.
At Glen’s request there are no visiting hours.
Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Northwoods Home Health & Hospice, 278 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.
born June 4, 2013 and ascended to heaven to be an Angel on June 4 2013 after succumbing to injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Griffin’s arrival was highly anticipated by many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. He was greatly loved and will be missed but always remain in everyone's hearts.
Griffin is survived by his loving Father & Mother Daniel Kenison & Ashlyn Rideout his brother Grady D. Kenison of Stratford NH. Grandparents Donald & Clarissa Kenison of Groveton NH, Shirley Ward & Mark Nickles of Piermont NH, Leon & Cora Rideout of Lancaster NH, Great Grandparents Leo H Rideout Sr. & Myra Celley of Lancaster NH, Donna & Roland Hopps, of Bullhead City AZ, Janette Gilbert of Jefferson, Many Aunts & Uncles Cousins and extended family that loved him dearly. Griffin was predeceased by his Great Grandparents Donald & Mary Kenison and Edward B. Gilbert.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Thursday, June 13 from 6-8 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. A funeral will be held on Friday June 14 at 1PM at the Christ United Methodist Church in Lancaster with the reverend Rick Boyden officiating. Burial will follow in Summer Street Cemetery.
, 91, died very peacefully on December 28, 2012 at the Harris Hill Center in Concord, NH where she had been a resident and tenderly cared for, for nearly 2 years. Her granddaughter, Christine Quigley, was immediately by her side.
Harriet was born at home at 59 Bunker Hill Street in Lancaster on September 4, 1921 the youngest of six children of Harlan T. and Hattie (Stone) Connary. Harriet lost her father when she was only 4 years old, but lovingly cared for her mother who passed away in 1980 at the age of 101. Harriet was also predeceased by her three brothers, Mervin Connary, Merlin Connary, Mason Connary, and two sisters, Harleen Connary Wilkinson and Henryetta Connary Kay. Harriett was her mother’s namesake and continued to live in the homestead where she was born most of her life.
Harriet graduated valedictorian of Lancaster Academy class of 1939. For a year she attended business school in Connecticut.
On December 19, 1940, she married Charles T. Allin, Jr. They were together for 70 years until his death on December 29, 2010. They had two children, Bruce who died in 1982, and Charlotte.
Since 1957 Harriet and her family spent summers at their camp on Maidstone Lake, which came to be known as “Allin’s Alley”. She enjoyed baking, knitting and sewing, making her daughter’s wedding dress in 1966.
Harriet worked for 25 years for the U.S. Government, including the draft board in the 1940’s, and later for the Department of Agriculture as office manager of the ASCS office in Lancaster. She was also a member of the Lancaster Congregational Church.
Harriet’s greatest pleasure in life was being “Nana” to her family. She devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, never forgetting a birthday and always lending a helping hand and giving them all the love and support she had.
Left behind are Harriet’s daughter, Charlotte Naves and her husband Allen of Jefferson, grandchildren Rebecca Oleson of North Conway, her children Jessie Couture of North Conway and son Benjamin Couture of Portsmouth, NH; Tracy Quigley and her children Jaymi Foster and Nickolas Foster of Lancaster and Jefferson; and Christine Quigley, husband Ned and three daughters Charlotte, Eileen and Tula of Manchester.
Harriet also leaves behind her daughter-in-law Barbara Samson Allin of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren Brian Allin, wife Katy and sons Luke and Bruce now living in Italy; Robin Allin Hix and sons Kayne, Spencer and Tanner of Fayetteville, NC; Kevin Allin of New Bern, NC; and Gregg Allin, wife Cheryl and children Hannah and Nathan of Raeford, NC.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lou Leaver Memorial Fund, Inc., Colonel Town Recreation Department, and P.O. Box 110, Lancaster, NH 03584 or the Carol Stoughton Scholarship Trust Fund, P.O. Box 284, Lancaster, NH 03584
, 91, of 18 Cedar Street, passed away at St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation on Saturday December 7, 2013.
Harriett was born in Lunenburg, VT to Richard and Annie (Lord) Cooper on January 6, 1922.
She worked in many capacities but ran the Bethlehem Spa for 20 years, a drugstore and restaurant.
She was predeceased by her husband Arthur Sterling, her son Albert Sterling and infant son Herbert Sterling.
Family members include two sons, Wayne Sterling of East Concord, VT, Richard Sterling and wife Cheryl of East Concord, VT; daughter-in-law Judy Sterling of Merrimack, NH; brother-in-law Robert Sterling and his wife Pat; a nephew Donald Nealy and his wife Jean; 9 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
At Harriett’s request there are no visiting hours.
A graveside service will be held in the spring at Overlook Cemetery, East Concord.
67, died on Monday August 19, 2013 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in West Stewartstown on August 10, 1946 a son to Harry A. Sr. and Elizabeth (Gorman) Goodwin. He grew up in Lemington, VT and graduated from Colebrook Academy.
Harry worked as a truck driver for most of his life, owning and operating his own milk route. Most recently he was working transporting clients to various medical appointments.
Harry was predeceased by his parents and wife Dianna. He is survived by his children and grandchildren; Donna Kapila and her children Rebecca and Sarah, Dale Goodwin Sr. and his wife Cristina and their sons Dale Jr. and Sebastian, Richard Goodwin Sr. and his fiance Jess and his son Richard Jr., Dana Goodwin and his wife Amy and children Danielle, Bradley and Elizabeth, Michael Hicks II and his children Michael III, Damien, Dakota, Miaih and his companion Evelyn Kenney. He is also survived by 3 great grandchildren.
Harry enjoyed racing, genealogy, being a vendor at the Fair and selling trees,vegetables and his time delivering the Colebrook Chronicle to his customers that stretched from Haverhill to Pittsburgh.
Family and friends are in invited to visiting hours on Friday August 23, 2013 from 6-8 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations may be made to Bailey Funeral Home 210 Main Street Lancaster, NH 03584 to help defray funeral costs.
, 90, of Presidential Highway, died Thursday morning October 31, 2013 at The Morrison in Whitefield.
Mr. Gibson was born in Hauppauge, NY on May 11, 1923 the son of John and Gertrude (Nichols) Gibson.
Raised in New York Harry joined the US Navy at 17 years old and served during World War II in the Pacific Theater as a Aviation Machinist’s Mate 1st Class.
He married Edith M. Wagner in 1942 and after the war he started employment with Republic & Grumman Aircraft.
He worked there many years as an inspector retiring in 1973.
At that time he and his family moved to New Hampshire and he worked many years at Currier Trucking.
Later he became the resident custodian and poet at Jefferson Elementary School.
He would entertain the students with his chalk board poetry and often share his life stories.
Harry had many other interests and accomplishments during his lifetime.
He was a former pilot and airplane builder, he raced midget cars at the Islip Speedway in New York, he enjoyed boating and for many years he and Edith operated a cabin rental and greenhouse business in Jefferson.
He was a Communicant of St. Agnes Church in Jefferson. Memberships included the VFW and Kennel Club.
Family members include his daughter Christine Smith and her husband Michael of Jefferson; a son Daniel Gibson and his wife Ann of New Jersey; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by Edith in 2005 and a son Peter in 2010.
Visiting hours will be held Sunday evening November 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 10:00 AM at St. Agnes Church in Jefferson.
Rev. Matthew Mason, pastor, will officiate.
Burial with military honors will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Lancaster.
, 77, of Railroad Street, died Tuesday morning July 30, 2013 at Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster. Mrs. Elliot was born in Gilman, VT on April 7, 1936 the daughter of Ralph and Irene (Beaulieu) Donnelly.
Raised in Dalton and Lancaster she was a 1954 graduate of Lancaster High School.
She schooled at the NH State Hospital and the Androscoggin Valley Hospital and earned her degree as a Registered Nurse.
During her career she worked at Weeks Medical Center, various local nursing homes and for many years was employed at the Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Colebrook, retiring there.
Helen enjoyed crafts, cross stitching, knitting and crocheting.
She was an active board member and volunteer of the Community Cupboard Food Pantry in Lancaster.
She was a Communicant of All Saints Church in Lancaster where she was also a member of the Tabernacle Society.
Family members include her son Gary Elliott and his wife Lea of Northumberland; two sisters, Agnes Donnelly of Lancaster, Mary Jane Boner of Sandston, VA; grandchildren Wendy Bennett and husband Jay of Stark, Glenn Lurvey Jr of Stark; great-grandchildren, Katherine Armstrong, Pvt John Armstrong, William Armstrong, Christopher Barnett, Jordyn Lurvey, Daegan Lurvey and one great-great grandson, Cole Albert due in December.
She was predeceased by her husband Robert Stanley Elliott; a brother Robert Donnelly and a baby sister Elizabeth Donnelly. There are no visiting hours.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning August 2, at 11:00 AM at All Saints Church in Lancaster.
Reverend Matthew Mason, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Lancaster.
Donations may be made in her memory to Community Cupboard, c/o Christ United Methodist Church, 135 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584 or the National Kidney Foundation, New England, 85 Astor Ave Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062-5040.
, 88, died Monday morning, January 14, 2013 at Country Village Health Care Center, Lancaster.
Isabel was born at home in Lancaster, NH May 10, 1924. The third child of Leonard and Amy (Leighton) Norris.
Over the years Isabel had been employed by Mellin Quincy Chair Factory of Whitefield, Millets & Kraft Bag of the Gilman, VT paper mill, Conners & Hoffman Shoe Factory, Keltronics, Al’s Pizza and retired from Hitchiners of Littleton.
Isabel enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and caring for her many house plants. She loved her many pets she had over the years. The last of her life was spent at Country Village which was filled with love and care from all the staff and the many friends she made there.
Isabel is survived by her son Bruce King and wife Norma of Littleton and daughter Sherry Lufkin and husband Danny of Lancaster. She was predeceased by two sons Brian in 1966 and Michael in 1982, her parents, a brother Arthur Norris, a sister Ethel Wright and her ex-husband Ernest King in 2009.
She has 7 grandchildren, Darren & Brian King of Littleton, Laurie Blodgett of Twin Mt., Tammy Dutton of Florida, Bobbi Bingham of MA, Tara Simmons of Georgia and Patrick Hemenway. She also has 16 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be held Friday evening January 18, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A graveside service will be held at Summer Street Cemetery Saturday at 11:00 AM.
, 62, died April 15, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon.
Mr. McDade was born in Lancaster on May 4, 1950 the son of Neil and Winona (Allen) McDade. He was a lifelong North Country resident and lived in many years in Groveton and later Maidstone.
His working life was dedicated to the Groveton Paper Mill where he was employed from 1968 to 2005. In his younger years he was and avid hunter and fisherman and played softball on community leagues. Tub enjoyed NASCAR racing and was a big fan of the late Dale Earnhardt. He was also well known for his gardening skills.
Family members include his wife Caroline McDade of Maidstone; 2 daughters, Kristine McDade-Baker and her husband Brian Baker of Maidstone, Janet Purrington of North Carolina; a son James N. McDade of Manchester, NH; a sister Mary Ann McDade-Huskey of Lancaster; 7 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister Wanita Bunnell of St. Johnsbury.
Visiting hours will be held Friday evening April, 19, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A graveside service will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM in Ridgwell Cemetery in Guildhall. Wendy MacDonald, funeral celebrant, will officiate.
, 86 of Jefferson NH, died on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover NH.
He was born in Auburn, Maine on November 12, 1926, the son of Miriam Downes and Arthur Irish. He and his sister Peg experienced a childhood full of the joys of living among the mountains and lakes of Rangeley, Maine.
Following graduation from Rangeley Lakes High School in 1944, he enlisted in the US Army and attended Fort Benning Officer Candidate School. He was commissioned 2nd
Lieutenant in the US Infantry in 1945. He served overseas in the Philippines and was discharged in1944. In 1951 he was recalled to active duty as a 1st
Lieutenant and served overseas in Korea with the Korean Military Advisory Group. He was discharged in 1953. He received his BA from Williams College in 1951 and continued graduate studies at Babson Institute and New York University.
From 1953, Mr. Irish was employed by AT & T, New England Telephone Company and Nynex as District Manager in various locations in New England and New York. He retired from Nynex in 1988. In 1990, he moved from Yarmouth, Maine to Jefferson, NH. He worked part time for LL Bean and then became active in the community serving on the Planning Board and volunteering for Caleb Volunteer Caregivers and Weeks Memorial Hospital.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman and loved to canoe and fish at his camp on Kezar Lake in Lovell, Maine. He was an AMC and RMC member and together with his wife Winnie climbed all 4,000 footers in New England. They also enjoyed their exciting hiking and biking adventures in Asia and Europe. During the long cold winters in northern New Hampshire, Jim could always be found skiing down the Cannon Mountain slopes. He belonged to the 80+ Ski Club and the Cannon Mountain Cruisers.
Mr. Irish is survived by his wife Winifred Ward of Jefferson, NH, a son and daughter-in-law, John and Elaine Kemna Irish of Chicago, IL, a son, Bradley Irish of Portland, ME, a daughter and son-in-law, Susan Irish and James Gist of Philadelphia, PA, a daughter, Laurie Irish of San Antonio, TX and one grandchild, Stephanie Irish. He is also survived by a step daughter, Winifred Henchey of Braintree, MA, a step daughter and step son-in-law, Hope and Kevin Scully of White Plains, NY, and two step grandchildren, Lauren and Curtice Scully.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 3:00 pm at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Jefferson, NH.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, 80 Post Road, Sugar Hill, NH 03586 or The American Himalayan Foundation, 909 Montgomery Street, Suite 400, San Francisco, CA 94133
, 91, passed away of natural causes on Tuesday, August, 20, 2013 at Genesis Healthcare, Country Village in Lancaster.
The youngest child of William Edgar and Mary Laing (Minty) Bailey, he was born on September 18, 1921 in the “old place,” the farmhouse on Bishop Road in Lisbon, NH. Young Jim caddied at the Lisbon golf course and at the Sunset Hill House in Sugar Hill for 25 cents and 75 cents a round, respectively, plus tips. He graduated from Lisbon High in 1939 and was a member of the Lisbon Tigers golf, baseball and hockey teams. One Christmas, Jim had a choice of either snowshoes or skis from his father. He chose snowshoes and his brother, John, chose skis. After Jim found out what hard work snowshoeing was, he wished he had chosen skis instead. Yet, he still went on to become a fierce snowshoe competitor at Lisbon High. During the endless summer of ’42, he was a fire lookout on Magalloway Mt. in Pittsburgh, NH.
Jim was inducted into the US Army on November 23, 1942. He was honorably discharged on January 24, 1946 as an automatic rifleman 746 in the 78th Lightning Division, 310th Infantry Regiment having earned campaign participation credits for Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe. His was one of the first units to enter Germany and cross the Rhine over the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen in March 1945.
He labored as a linesman for New England Telephone & Telegraph from March 1946 to September 1976 and had “not done a lick o’ work since.” He was a member of the VFW and a lifetime membership in the Telephone Pioneers of America was conferred upon him in 1976. He played a mean harmonica in his day and he occasionally serenaded the neighborhood with his bugle during the early morning hours. “Deep River” Jim shot the Colorado River rapids through the Grand Canyon in 1985 with his long time friends, the Connors. Jim earned the distinction of being a 10 gallon blood donor on Sept. 14, 1989 – “A-negative, all pure.” He enjoyed the outdoors, gardening and traveling. One of his last trips was a Yangtze River cruise at the age of 80.
Jim often said he was “in pretty good shape for the condition [he was] in” as he lived out his days on the Grange turn in Lancaster – his residence since September 1954. Many thanks are due to Andre & Kathy Dubois and Skip & Cindy Hood for making it possible for him to remain on the Grange turn for as long as he did and to Cheri LeClere and her mother, Carol Reed, who visited with him often, as well.
He was predeceased by his devoted wife, Bernice Elinor (Cryan) Bailey, sister, Nancy E. (Bailey) Arrajj, and brother, John Martin Bailey.
D.O.D., Dear Old Dad, Bubba, Grampa Jim is survived by: son, James A. Bailey of Lancaster; son, Christopher John Bailey and fiancée, Tina Sullivan, of Wells, ME; step-daughter, Carol A. Reed & companion, Nate Martin; step-son, Paul D. Hood & wife, Aurore, of Lancaster; grandsons, Christopher James Bailey of Portsmouth, NH, and Alexander Minty Bailey of Breckenridge, CO; niece, Mary Minty Arrajj, and her brothers, Michael, James and R. Joseph Arrajj; and many step-grandchildren & step-great grandchildren.
A graveside ceremony for family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 7 at 1 PM in the Summer Street Cemetery in Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to the American Cancer Society and/or the American Heart Association.
, 76, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. She was born in Lancaster, NH, on July 9, 1936, a daughter to the late Fred J. and Gladys M. (Ingerson) Samson. Jane was the loving wife of Douglas A. Beaton, whom she married on August 25, 1956 at All Saints Catholic Church in Lancaster.
A 1955 graduate of Lancaster Academy, she began work for the New England Telephone Company in Littleton. After raising her children, Jane returned to work in 1979 at The Lancaster National Bank and Trust until her retirement in 1998.
She enjoyed bowling and bingo over the years, and never missed an opportunity to go out dancing. Many have missed seeing her on prior daily walks around town and at the library to pick up a new book to read. One of her favorite passions was traveling to Las Vegas with Doug and their longtime friends, Rene and Joyce Arsenault.
She was predeceased by her parents, two brothers, Lawrence A. Samson and Richard E. Samson, and sister-in-law, Dorothy (Willey)Samson.
Jane is survived by her husband, Doug; her daughter, Joanne Marie (Beaton) Hartford and husband, Dennis I. Hartford of Queensbury, NY; her son, Douglas A. Beaton, Jr. and wife, Nora L. (Hodgkins) Beaton of Lancaster; her son, Jeffrey A. Beaton and companion, Maxine Pheresteine of Center Conway, NH; six grandchildren: Nathan Edward Hartford, Amanda Jane Hartford, Aaron Michael Beaton, Patrick Douglas Beaton, Brittany Estelle Beaton and Spencer Michael Beaton; one great granddaughter, Calla Jae Wills; her sister, Marguerite J. (Samson) Brainard; her sister-in-law, Louise (Gallagher) Samson; and many nieces and nephews.
In honoring her wishes, there will be no calling hours nor funeral. She will be buried at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the doctors and staff in the oncology department(s) at Lancaster Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for their support, care, dedication and compassion.
, 72, of Whitefield Road, died Sunday morning December 30, 2012, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon.
Jeanette was born in Colebrook, NH on August 29, 1940. She was the daughter of Reginald and Gladys (Haynes) Stevens.
For most of her lifetime she was a resident of the North Country and was employed for many years as a stitcher. At one time she was employed at Connors and Hoffmans in Littleton and for many years she worked for Quality Control in St. Johnsbury. She also enjoyed stitching at home and enjoyed crocheting and making dolls. Jeanette loved being outdoors and having cookouts with her family. Spending time with family brought her the greatest enjoyment.
Surviving family members include a daughter Sharon White of Lancaster; two sons, Stephen Farrow of Dalton, Scott Dresser of Summerville, SC; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister Harriet Sheehan of Concord, VT; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Clyde Noyes II.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday evening January 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A prayer service will conclude the evening at 7:45 PM. Rev. Clifford Vendt, pastor of the Community Baptist Church in Whitefield, will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Cushman Cemetery, Dalton.
, 86, passed away on Wednesday May 15, 2013 at Presidential Oaks in Concord, NH. She was born in Groveton, NH on September 4, 1926, a daughter to the late Harold B. and Mae (Blais) Johnson.
Mrs. Hilliard was raised in Groveton and later in Lancaster graduating from Lancaster High School in 1943. She went on to attend the Burdette College in Boston, MA. Mrs. Hilliard returned to Lancaster and married Robert D. Hilliard. She was employed for over 20 years at the Kent Nursing Home and Country Village Health Care Center.
Mrs. Hilliard was pre deceased by her parents, husband Bob Hilliard and son Michael. She is survived by her children Carol Maxwell of Pembroke, NH, John Hilliard of North Port, FL, Stephen Hilliard of Bretton Woods, NH, Katherine Placey of La Mesa, CA, James Hilliard of Fort Myers Beach, FL, a brother Stanley B. Johnson of Keene, NH, a sister Joy J. Falkenham of Salem, NH, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Tuesday May 21 from 6 to 8 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 22 at 11 AM at All Saints Church in Lancaster with Reverend Matthew Mason presiding. Burial will be on Friday May 24 at 10:30 AM in Calvary Cemetery in Lancaster.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Caleb Caregivers, 16 Highland Street, #98, Whitefield, NH 03598.
, 53 of Whitefield, NH passed away suddenly on March 12 2013. He was born in Nashua, NH the son of William and Doris (Ackerman) Foss of Merrimack, NH.
He graduated from Merrimack High School class of 1978. Jeff was the owner of J.W.F. Real Estate and Development Corporation for over 24 years.
Jeff was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed activities which included hiking, hunting, fishing, golfing, and kayacking. In addition he was a member of the
Bird Dog Association of New Hampshire. He bred and trained White English Setters for bird hunting. He attended trails and hunts across the United States and parts of Canada with his favorite dog Ellie May Lady. He spent the last year of his life training the hunting with his newest dog Emma Lee.
Besides his parents he is survived by a daughter Jessica Mekal Foss of South Hadley, MA; two sisters Julie Foss of Milford, NH; Janet and her husband Doug Pelletier of Nashua, NH; two brothers James Foss and his wife Beth of Pembroke, NH; and Joseph Foss of Merrimack, NH. One niece, four nephews, one great niece, and one great nephew.
At the request of the family funeral services are private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to Shriners Burns Hospital, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114.
, 97, passed away on Wednesday February 20, 2013 at The Morrison in Whitefield. She was born in Littleton, NH on March 17, 1915 to the late William J. and Ethel May (Downer) Crowley.
Natalie had worked for Craft Bag at Gilman Mill, Conors Shoe, Littleton and Roberts Shoe, Lancaster. She was a member of TOPS and St. Theresa’s Church. Her great love was shopping, and having lunch out. Her favorite entertainment at Morrison was Bingo. She also enjoyed listening to Katie Rose sing. She loved familey gatherings where she could get hugs and kisses from her great great nieces and nephews.
Natalie was predeceased by her parents Jim and Ethel Crowley, Three brothers Derwood, Francis and Paul Crowley and two sisters, Marion Crowley and Pauline Streeter. She is survived by two nephews Daniel Crowley and his wife Priscilla of Littleton and Ronnie Streeter and wife Diane of New York, a brother-in-law John Streeter, and two sister-in-laws, Irene Crowley of Ct. and Loretta Crowley of Fl., along with many great and great great nieces and nephews.
There are no visiting hours. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Morrison, where she received exceptional love and care, Attn: Activities Fund, 6 Terrace St. Whitefield, NH 03584.
, the only child of John A. and Allegra T. Colborn was born in Albany, CA on April 8, 1933 and died March 17, 2013 at the Morrison nursing home in Whitefield, NH.
Jay, as he was known, grew up in Washington, DC, graduated from Woodward Prep School, attended George Washington University and graduated from American University with a BA in economics. He served three years in the US Army as a cryptographer assigned to the Central Intelligence Agency. Following a move to Antrim, NH, Jay worked for Sylvania Electric Products in Hillsboro and NH Ball Bearings Inc. in Peterborough. In 1963 the family moved to Lancaster. Jay was employed for many years at the Groveton Paper co (Diamond Int’l, James River). In 1988 he took a medical retirement for the NH Dept. of Labor where he was a safety engineer.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Hopkins Colborn and their three children: Janet Foryan and husband Alex of Lunenburg, VT, Lynn Andrews and husband Jeffrey of Meredith, William Colborn and wife Kristine of Lancaster; grandchildren: Brian, Stacy, and Becky Roberts, Katie Gray, Quincy, Stephanie and Thomas John Colborn Andrews, Olivia and Emalie Colborn and great granddaughters Kaya and Natalie.
Jay loved the outdoors. He worked as a Park Ranger in Grand Teton National Park. He was a certified scuba diver and regular hiker. His favorite years were spent at Mt. Prospect Ski Club where he served in the board of directors and was club president for two years. He was on the volunteer ski patrol at the Wilderness Ski Area.
Jay joined his son Bill and the rest of the crew of the US Coast Guard ice breaker Glacier WAGB-4 on its voyage home from Antarctica sailing with them from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to San Diego, CA. He was a member of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary in South Portland, ME.
John was a long time member of the Lancaster Congregational Church and served on the board of deacons and the property and finance committee.
A celebration of John’s life is planned for a later date.
Whitefield - On Saturday, July 27, 2013 Wayne Albert Lufkin
passed away at Darthmouth-Hitchock from kidney and other complications. He leaves his widow, Joan Lufkin of Whitefield, NH, his daughter Shawna Marie Lufkin Wyman and his son-in-law, John E. Wyman of Sterling, MA. Wayne was born In Carroll, NH and graduated from MCIntyre High, Whitefield.
He and his wife lived in Sterling, MA 40 years and returned to Whitefield in 2003 to retire because of his love of NH, and Whitefield. He loved the wildlife and enjoyed living here. His hobby was his antique cars and he participated in many cruises and shows.
In addition to his wife, he leaves nephews Bernard Bean, Brad Lufkin, John Gooden of Whitefield, David Lufkin of Vermont, and Danny Lufkin of Lancaster, NH, and neice Brenda, Lewiston, ME. He also leaves his sisters-in-law, Lorraine Fogg, Seabrook, NH,
Regina Preston, Jacqueline Jones, South Lancaster, MA, Carole Laperriere Gardner, MA, Andrea Arroyo, Florida, and several cousins in the Whitefield area.
A funeral will be held on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11 AM at Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster with Reverend Dean Stiles officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to ADRA International 12501 Old Columbia Pike Silver Spring, MD 20904
, 84, passed away December 15, 2013 after a long and courageous battle.
Born in Whitefield, NH July 28, 1929 he was the son of Benjamin and Lena (Kiser) Burke.
He will be missed by his loving wife of 27 years Marilyn (Lantigne) Burke and dog Trixie.
As well as his son Gary Burke of Big Lake, Alaska; three stepsons, Lawrence Lantigne of Berlin, Paul Patridge and wife Joy of Concord, VT, Jason Patridge and wife Marcy of Lyndonville; one stepdaughter Marie O’Brien and husband Mike of St. Johnsbury; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law Ann Burke; nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was predeceased by his parents; 2 sisters, Olivetta Eastman, Etta Collins; 1 brother Randall Burke; and his first wife Olive Ramsdell Burke.
He worked in farming, logging and retired after 39 years at Groveton Paper Mill working his way up to 1st Class Millwright. He enjoyed stock car racing and drove car #12 at Groveton Speedway.
He also loved hunting, fishing, snow machining, four wheeling, playing with his grandchildren and hugging the women.
Gone but never forgotten. There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held in the spring.
, 94, died peacefully Saturday morning October 5, 2013 at The Morrison in Whitefield.
Willa Mae was born in Fayette County, West Virginia to Zell M. and Donna (Tully) Davis, raised there and in Ohio, graduating from Nutall High School in Lookout, WV at the age of 16.
She ran a boarding house after graduation and then attended secretarial school in Washington DC.
She worked for several years as secretary to the Executive Director of the National Association of Manufacturers in Washington.
There she met Orville Greenwood and they were married on May 31, 1941.
They lived in Baltimore, MD before moving to Springfield, PA in 1951 where she was a mother and homemaker until her children were in their teens. She then worked as school secretary at the Swarthmore Elementary School where she met Bethany Gessner Edney who introduced her family to the Lancaster, NH area.
She later was a reporter for the Springfield Press for 13 years and worked as Volunteer Coordinator at Taylor Hospital in Ridley Park, PA.
In Springfield she was active in Princeton Presbyterian Church where she served both as Deacon and a Ruling Elder.
She enjoyed hiking, camping and canoeing with her family and was a member of the 1000 Mile Club of the Springfield Trail Club.
She and Orville retired to Lancaster in 1984 where she was a member of the Ladies Guild at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the Unity Club and the Monday Club as well as a volunteer for the Weathervane Theatre.
She was a lifetime avid reader and writer.
Willa Mae’s family and friends will greatly miss her engaging wit and playful sense of humor.
Surviving family members include her children Donna Brewster and her husband Roy of Lancaster, Philip Greenwood and his wife Mary of Monroe, VA; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 2 step great-grandchildren; a brother Richard P. Davis and his wife Edith of Fairfield, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Orville Wallin Greenwood, her brother, Robert T. Davis and his wife, Phyllis, of Johnson City, TN, and half siblings, Carl Davis and his wife, Dorothy, of Newark, OH, Morris Davis and his wife, Margaret, of Hialeah, FL, and Zelma Davis of Newark, OH, died previously.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday evening, October 9th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the Parish Center at St. Paul’s Church, Lancaster.
A memorial service will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 AM at St. Paul’s.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to St. Paul’s Church, 113 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584 or The Morrison, 6 Terrace Street, Whitefield, NH 03598.
, 78, of Bridge Street, left to be with the Lord after a long illness, Saturday evening March 23, 2013. He died at home surrounded by family.
Mr. Luckey was born in LaBelle, Florida on July 12, 1934 the son of R. Floyd Luckey Sr. and Florrie Myrle (Kennington) Luckey.
Bill was raised in Florida and was a graduate of La Belle High School. He was employed for a time with NASA in a satellite tracking station. He has operated several businesses including roofing, lawn care, appliance repair and most recently worked at the Lancaster Transfer Station. When he moved to Lancaster in 1989 he met his wife Nancy, a teacher, while doing volunteer work for a special education class at Lancaster Elementary School.
Bill also enjoyed cooking, hunting and fishing. He will be remembered as a man with a real servant heart whose greatest love was caring for his family.
Family members include his wife Nancy (White) Luckey of Lancaster; 3 children, Kim Maddox and her husband Clyde of La Belle, FL; Tanya Pidd and her husband Dale of Michigan, William Carlton Luckey of Michigan; 3 step children Dan Hancock and wife Diane of Maine, Kristin Amarino and husband John of Bluffton, SC, Sarah Singer and husband Ronald Jr. of Northumberland; grandchildren James, Maddie, Joshua, Daniel, Jack William, Adam; and 1 brother R. Floyd Luckey Jr. and his wife Barbara of Lancaster. Two brothers, Oscar I. Luckey and James T. Luckey predeceased him.
There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held Tuesday morning, April 2 at 11:00 AM at the White Mountain Christian Church, Littleton, NH. Pastor James Anan will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Summer Street Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to Pathways Pregnancy Care Center, 70 Redington Street, Littleton, NH or Northwoods Home Health & Hospice, 278 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.