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South Ryegate, VT Marion Virginia Elliott
, 93, died on Friday, January 4, 2013, at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. Marian was born in Marshfield, VT, April 16, 1919, the daughter of Clarence E. and Violet G. (Lee) Phelps. Marion married Chester H. Elliott. She worked for 18 years at Cottage Hospital as an Operating Room Technician. She enjoyed her flower gardens, cooking, and her home. Marion loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a former member of the Nurses Association. She was predeceased by her husband Chester H. Elliott on September 4, 1998; two sisters, Dorothy Mae Phelps and Pearl Morrison; four brothers, Durwood Phelps, Gordon Phelps, Raymond Phelps, and Donald Phelps. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara Mae Elliott of Contoocook, NH and Sharon Virginia Rogers and husband Steven of West Newbury, VT; 4 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and a great great granddaughter; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Tuesday, January 8th, at 2 PM, at the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. M. Catherine Cook officiating. Burial will be in the Pinehurst Cemetery in the spring.
, 92, and formerly of Bath, died Monday, January 7, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Helen was born in Haverhill, NH, August 23, 1920, a daughter of Forrest and Myrtle (Ingerson) Austin. For several years Helen worked as a cook at the former Bagonzi s Restaurant in Woodsville and later worked at Cottage Hospital as a cook, then in housekeeping, and then in the Central Supply Department, retiring after 19 years. Helen had lived in the same home in Bath for 61 years, with her husband Charlie, before entering the Grafton County Home. She married Charles E. Lane on September 7, 1938 and he predeceased her on February 18, 2007. She was also predeceased by her sister Doris Kennedy on December 1, 2000, and by two brothers William C. Austin in 1987 and Leon F. Austin in 1990. Survivors include two daughters Barbara Walker of Littleton, NH and Joyce Locke of Monroe, NH; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and a great great grandson; along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. The funeral service will be on Friday, January 11th at 10:30 AM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH with Rev. Thomas Peters of the Bath Congregational Church officiating. Spring burial will be in the Bath Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath Congregational Church, c/o Mr. Everett Rust, Treasurer, 102 Pettyboro Road, Bath, NH 03740, or to the Bath Fire Association, c/o Bath Town Office, Bath, NH 03740, or to the Grafton County Activities Department, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 86, died on Monday, January 7, 2013, at the Coos County Nursing Hospital, West Stewartstown, NH following an extended illness. She was born in Warren, on October 3, 1926, the daughter of Irving B. and Pearl (Batchelder) Cushing. Estella graduated from Orford High School, Laconia Business School, and Houle s Beauty Academy in Manchester. She was a member of the Warren United Methodist Church and Ladies Aid of the church along with belonging to the Pythian Sisters in Warren. Estella married Dale V. Ramsay on September 12, 1947. Together they enjoyed wintering on Anna Maria Island in Florida for many years. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Dale Ramsay, on March 2, 2010 and by a grandson Seth T. Conrad on October 22, 2010. She is survived by four daughters Cheryl Beraudo and husband Bob of Plymouth, NH, Linda Garland and husband Steve of Campton, NH, Lisa Maccini and husband Peter of Pittsburg, NH, and Kimberly Conrad and husband Phil of Pike, NH; seven grandchildren; a brother Irving B. Cushing and wife Avis of Warren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Thursday, January 10th from 6 to 8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A memorial service will be on Friday, January 11th, at 2 PM at the Warren United Methodist Church with Rev. David Moore officiating. Spring burial will be in the Warren Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Warren United Methodist Church, PO Box 5, Warren, NH 03279.
, 76, of Barton Road, died on Monday, January 7, 2013 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born in Johnstown, NY, September 26, 1936, the son of Austin Seaman and Gladys (Weeper) Hogan. Austin graduated from Fultonville High School in 1954. He attended college in New York at Maritime College then graduated with a degree in Physics from Harpur College in Binghamton, NY. He defended his Doctoral thesis at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan in 1976. From April 1962 through April 1964, Austin served in the US Army attached to USA Biological Laboratory in various capacities. Austin had a varied professional career working for, among other organizations, Grumman, ALCO, Department of Atmospheric Science at SUNY Albany, and CRREL as an Engineer, Researcher, Consultant, and Geophysicist. Austin enjoyed working in many cold and snowy locations, including the village of Igloolik in Canada, Greenland, the North Atlantic Ocean, Barrow, Alaska, and the south Pole, which he visited multiple times performing atmospheric research. In 1985 he became editor of the journal, Atmospheric Research and in 1994 was awarded Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. Austin retired from CRREL in 1996. For many years following his retirement, he was the editor of Parker Pages, the journal of the Parker Gun Collectors Association. Austin enjoyed canoeing, fishing, and tying flies. He was an avid collector of antique guns. He was a precision rifle shooter and during his retirement, shot skeet and trap at the Grafton County Fish and Game Club. He was a member of the Piermont Volunteer Fire Department for many years and a past member of the Aetna Fire Company No. 1 in Fonda, NY. He was predeceased by his parents, Austin and Gladys Hogan. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Hogan, of Piermont, to whom he was married on April 7, 2001. He is also survived by two daughters, A. Carolyn Hogan of Fultonville, NY and Alice Baudoin and husband Eric of Clarksburg, MD; by a son Austin Lansing Hogan and wife Shannon of Fonda, NY; three grandchildren, Lukas Wilmot and Luke and Leia Baudoin; an uncle, William Weeper, Sr.; a special cousin, William Weeper, Jr.; and several other cousins. Calling hours will be on Friday, January 11, 2013, from 6 to 8 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Saturday, January 12, at 11 AM at the Piermont Congregational Church, 101 Church Street, Piermont, NH with Rev. Mal Kircher officiating. Burial will be conducted in the spring at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Northern New England Chapter, The Concord Center, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 309, Concord, NH 03301; to the Piermont Congregational Church, 101 Church Street, PO Box 95, Piermont, NH 03779; or to the Piermont Volunteer Fire Department, Piermont, NH 03779.
North Haverhill, NH Marion Louise Paradie
, 84, died Monday, January 14, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH surrounded by her family. She was born in Braintree, VT, October 5, 1928, a daughter of Hillie and Grace E. (Thompson) Rabtoy. Marion had worked for 25 years at the Lisbon Shoe Shop and retired from the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville where she worked in the housekeeping department. She enjoyed the simple qualities that life offers; nature and wildlife, and horses grazing in the pastures. Marion, in her spare time, enjoyed playing cards, doing word searches, crocheting, reading, playing bingo, and visiting with friends and family. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Roy E. Paradie on February 4, 2008. Survivors include her five children, Deborah L. Trisman and husband Harry of Englewood, FL, Wendell A. Smead, Jr. of Manchester, NH, Douglas P. Smead and Nana of Germany, Joyce E. Thompson and husband Paul of Newbury, VT, and Diane Rail and friend Jim of Pamona Park, FL; seven step-children; 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be on Friday, January 18, from 6 to 8 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A graveside service will be on Friday, May 10, at 2 PM, at the South Lawn Cemetery, Piermont, NH. Memorial contributions can be made to the Grafton County Nursing Home, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
died peacefully January 14, 2013, in her beloved home in Peacham, Vermont. Born April 15, 1920, in Lawrence, Kansas to Lucille Harris Sanderson and Ross Warren Sanderson, Sr., Jean grew up in Wichita, Kansas; White Plains, New York; and Baltimore, Maryland, where she graduated from Forest Park High School in 1937. She graduated from Oberlin College in 1941 and then attended Chicago Theological Seminary. Jean married Howard F. Boardman, a fellow Oberlin classmate, in June 1942. Together they served churches in Windham, Maine; Rutland, New York; North Amherst and North Hadley, Massachusetts; Newton, Iowa; Summit, New Jersey; and Strafford, Vermont. While they lived in Newton Centre, Massachusetts (1959-1973), Jean was Administrative Assistant to the Metropolitan Boston Association, of the United Church of Christ, and on moving to New Jersey she served in a similar capacity in New Jersey area offices of the United Church s Central Atlantic Conference. Affectionately dubbed Mrs. Minister s Wife by an early parishioner, Jean perfectly filled this role with grace, humor, intelligence, elbow grease and tact. As one friend said, she had, a tremendous ability to enter into activities, yet not run them, to back every idea with thought and work and no criticism. And could she sing! - raising the rafters on a Sunday morning with her glorious soprano voice. Cherishing the young and the young at heart, Jean joyfully gathered in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as any of their friends who found their way to her. She enthusiastically attended as many of their sporting events, concerts, and theatrical performances as she was able, and exacted detailed reports on those she missed. Often she was found following on TV the fates of her favorite tennis players or her grandchildren s favorite teams. An enthusiastic traveler, each summer found the family singing its way over the countryside as Jean and Howard took their girls on a month-long car trip. They visited as many places, relatives, and friends as they could, camping, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, and so forth, as opportunity arose. When she and Howard became seniors, Elderhostels beckoned and they responded, experiencing such places as Leadville, Colorado and similar mining ghost towns across the West. A spirited activist, Jean worked throughout her life for peace, civil rights, women s rights, and justice for the politically, socially, and economically oppressed, both near at hand and in far away places. Her faith and resolve took her to Central America; to Selma, Alabama; to Washington, DC; to New York City; and to many other places where she believed she could positively effect change. After Howard s death in 1994, Jean traveled with friends or family to see more of the country and the world. At 76 she trained for and participated in an Elderhostel bike trip in Denmark. On her 80th birthday she was riding a camel in the Sahara while visiting grandchildren in Morocco. Oberlin theater trips took her to London, England, and at other times she traveled to Ireland, Scotland, Italy and Turkey. She attended grandchildren s college graduations in Massachusetts, New York, Ohio and Oregon, and visited friends and family in Iowa, Maryland, many parts of New England, and Ontario. A stay-at-home Grandma she was not! Jean volunteered with the League of Women Voters, Campfire Girls, the North Country Coalition, the Peacham Library Board, the Vermont Conference of the United Church, to name a few. She also served as a church deacon, a Justice of the Peace (she performed the marriage ceremony for grandson Tristan and Kate Wearn), a Guardian Ad Litem, an Equal Rights Amendment activist, a hospice volunteer and the list goes on. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, she was generous with her time, her attention, her patience, her humor, and her wisdom. And despite the many provocations of her husband and children, among others, she faced all challenges with equanimity and with a twinkle in her eye. Those who knew her found her combination of wisdom, selflessness and unconditional love to be singular, and she will be dearly missed. Jean was predeceased by her husband, her mother, her father, her brother Ross and her sister Mary Alice. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Hoffman of Cuttingsville, VT, Elizabeth Betsy Smith of Peacham, VT and Niagra on the Lake, Ontario, and Rebecca Becky Boardman of West Barnet, VT, sons-in-law Jack Hoffman, Julian Smith, and Dennis Kauppila, grandchildren Tristan Smith, Adam Smith, Dylan Smith, Jesse Kauppila, Lincoln Smith, Liza Hoffman, Rachel Kauppila and Luke Hoffman, great grandchildren Elliot Smith, Jasper Smith, and Conrad Smith, nieces and nephews and their families. A service in celebration of her life will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, May 4, 2013 at North Congregational Church, St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Jean rarely wore black: we will celebrate her life wearing the bright colors she enjoyed so much. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: North Congregational Church, 72 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819; Caledonia Home Health, 161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
, 89, died January 14, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH. She was born in Haverhill, NH, October 16, 1923, a daughter of William and Mary (Pike) Powers. Madeline was a graduate of Woodsville High School Class of 1941. A lifelong area resident, Madeline worked at the Grafton County Home first in the kitchen and later as a nursing aide and retired after 30 years in 2003 Madeline loved being with her family and was a devoted grandmother to her two grandchildren, Carol and Jason, and to her three great grandchildren, Collin, Griffin, and Maya. Madeline was predeceased by her husband Willard Bullard on December 23, 1976, her son Isaac Darling in 1966, her sister Jessie Kendall, and her brother William Powers. Survivors include her two daughters, Susan Leonard and husband Dana of Glencliff, NH, and Vicki Darling of Reno, NV, two grandchildren Carol Paronto and husband Brad of Manchester, NH, and Jason Leonard of Scottsdale, AZ, and three great grandchildren Collin, Griffin, and Maya Litke all of Southington, CT, along with nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 2 PM in Pine Grove Cemetery, Woodsville, NH.
, 82, died peacefully, Sunday, January 20, 2013 at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH, after suffering many years from Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). He was born in Hartford, CT, September 8, 1930, a son of Romeo and Eva (Caron) DesRoches. Ray grew up in East Hartford, CT and attended East Hartford High School where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Maureen Moriarty and was married for 59 years. He raised his family in Windsor, CT and eventually in Bloomfield, CT where he was a private contractor. For several years, Ray volunteered his time for the Boy Scouts in Windsor, CT. An adventurous outdoor enthusiast, Ray loved to hike, camp, fly fish, ride horses, and explore the beauty of the woods with his family. He was a member of the Farmington River Fly Fisherman s Association and the founder of the CT Bow Hunters Association, where he competed successfully in many archery tournaments. The outdoors was his sanctuary where he would spend time with his family or take quiet walks in the woods. Hunting, especially bow hunting, was a big part of Ray s life and brought together many family members and dear friends for weekends of camaraderie and life long relationships. Ray s passion for art was evident throughout his life. He taught art classes for many years in Stuart, FL where he resided during the winter months. He sculpted clay, carved wood, painted in oils, watercolors and mixed media until just a few years ago. He sold many of his works of art proudly, and gifted many paintings to friends. A goal-oriented man with many dreams fulfilled, Ray and family built a beautiful home in Vermont where he and Maureen eventually retired. Over the years, Ray built and restored many stonewalls on his property that were magnificent. This home was, and still is, the heart of the family where laughter, weddings and many fond memories were built for generations. Ray was a man of many talents, athletic skill and great humor. He was a well-loved husband, father, uncle, neighbor and friend to all who knew him. He was predeceased by his parents, Romeo and Eva (Caron) DesRoches; and a beloved daughter-in-law, Christine Moody DesRoches in 2007. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Maureen Moriarty DesRoches; a son, Kevin DesRoches and Donna O Keefe, of Canton, CT; daughter, Denise Taylor and husband Brian, of Albany, NH; daughter, Sharon Leaska and husband Michael of Somers, CT; and son, Keith DesRoches, of Underhill, VT; grandchildren, Kelley and husband Ashley Cotton, of Jericho, VT, Cathy and husband Matt Bristol of Richmond, VT, Taylor and Micalea Leaska of Somers, CT, and Sianna and Harper DesRoches of Underhill, VT; great granddaughter, Sophie Cotton of Jericho, VT; a brother, Normand DesRoches and companion Dora Wright of Littleton, NH; a sister-in-law, Vilma Langh and husband John of Enfield, CT; and many beloved nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 26 at 11 AM at St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH with Father Jeffrey Statz officiating. A Celebration of Life for Ray will be conducted in the spring at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Raymond s name may be made to: SDS/MSA Support Group, 8311 Brier Creek Parkway, Suite 105-434 Raleigh, NC 27617 or to Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, Inc., 103 Vision Way, Bloomfield, CT 06002.
, 18, of Lake Tarleton Road, died on Friday, January 25, 2013, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH following a long and courageous battle with leukemia. Kyle was a boy who fought his way to become a man and was stricken again by a mighty sword. His fight was honorable and will always inspire. God bless his strong heart. He was one tough hombre. Kyle was born in Lebanon on July 29, 1994, to Fergus T. and Lori H. (Owen) Mooney. He was a graduate of the Woodsville High School, Class of 2012 and enjoyed working as a self-employed carpenter. Kyle had been accepted at the University of New Hampshire and was to begin in the fall semester of 2013. Kyle was a diehard Boston Red Sox fan and a fan of anyone who would beat the Yankees! While at Woodsville High School, he was a member of the golf team(and was captain in 2011), the ski team (and was captain in 2012) , and the baseball team. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing guitar, driving, snowmobiling, dirt biking, fishing, and, most importantly, hanging with his family and friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Edward Owen and Ruth Owen; his paternal grandparents, Fergus Mooney and Anne Mooney; his maternal uncle, Stephen Owen; and his paternal aunts, Cathleen Grantland and Elise Mooney. He is survived by his parents, Fergus and Lori Mooney of Warren, and their family dog, Charlie; his maternal aunt, Cindi Kobak and husband Bill of Guilford, CT; his paternal uncles, John Mooney and wife Pat of Branford, CT, Joe Mooney and wife Nancy of Branford, and Michael Mooney and wife Eileen Ritter of Washington, DC; and his paternal aunt Elizabeth McAuliffe and husband Kevin of New Port Richey, FL; and several cousins. Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 1st from 3:30-6:30 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A service in celebration of Kyle s life will be on Saturday, February 2nd, at 11 AM at the Common Man Inn, 231 Main Street, Plymouth, NH. Burial will be in the Warren Village Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions in Kyle s name may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03561 or to the Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire, PO Box 395, Hillsboro, NH 03244, or to First Star Tonight, 75 Main Street, Suite 4, Plymouth, NH 03264.
Woodsville, NH Julius Edward Tuck Tueckhardt, Jr.
, 70, died on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, White River Junction, VT. Tuck was born in New York, NY, on October 14, 1942, to Julius E. and Elvira (Rassmussen) Tueckhardt, Sr. He graduated from Huntington High School on Long Island, NY Following graduation from high school, Tuck attended the St. Johnsbury Trade School, then Electrical School, and then he served in the US Navy for four years. After his time in the service, he worked for the Bradford Veneer and Panel Company and for Green Mountain Power Company in Montpelier in the engineering department. He then assisted his parents in their print shop and helped start the weekly paper the Sho-Case, where he worked for 39 years and 39 weeks. Tuck was active and served in various capacities with the Ross-Wood post #20 of the American Legion in Woodsville and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Wells River, VT. He ran another successful venture, the 111 Club from 1979-1994, with regular Saturday night dances. Teen dances were held on Friday s for 7 years. Tuck was very committed to community service. He was predeceased by his parents, Julius E. Tueckhardt, Sr. on February 2, 1990 and Elvira Tueckhardt on September 24, 1999 and by his son Julius E. Tueckhardt, III on November 22, 1991. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Cynthia (Gayle) Cindy Tueckhardt of Woodsville to whom he was married on September 12, 1964; his son, Richard L. Tueckhardt of Westminster, MD; his sister, Doris McGennis of North Haverhill, NH; and his nephew, Christopher McGennis, currently serving in the US Navy, stationed in Hawaii. Calling hours will be on Thursday, January 31st from 6-8 PM with a service of remembrance and reflection of Tuck s life at 7:45 PM, at The American Legion Home, 4 Ammonoosuc Street, Woodsville, NH. A private burial service will be in Horse Meadow Cemetery, North Haverhill, in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT 05001.
North Haverhill, NH Frederick Warren "Fred" DeRosia
, 69, of County Road, died on Sunday, January 27, 2013, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born in Haverhill, NH, June 19, 1943, the son of Joseph Warren and Ona Laura (Robinson) DeRosia. Fred graduated from the Haverhill Academy with the class of 1963. He married Barbara A. Morris on September 12, 1964. He started his working career for Paul LaMott as an electrician and plumber, and later for himself in the electrical and plumbing business. Fred worked for the NH Highway Department for 13 years and then decided to go into the logging industry. He has worked for several years at the River Meadow Campground in North Haverhill as a caretaker. Fred served with the Vermont National Guard in Bradford for 26 years, and retired as a First Sergeant. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC and the Cohase Lions Club. Fred could be seen in the area cruising in his 1965 Chevy truck that he restored with his son, Ron, and in his 1952 Buick Special. He loved working, landscaping, taking care of his home and pool, and just keeping busy. Fred and Barbara took numerous trips to the Caribbean and Aruba with several dear friends. A generous man with his time, he loved to help his family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Warren DeRosia on March 1, 1987 and Ona Laura (Robinson) DeRosia on May 30, 1987; and a brother, Russell E. Punk DeRosia on August 3, 1992. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Barbara A. (Morris) DeRosia of North Haverhill; two sons, Robert Warren DeRosia and wife Brenda and Ronald A. Duke DeRosia and wife Mary both of North Haverhill; five grandchildren, Michael, Matthew, Brittany, Haley, and Anthony; two great grandchildren, Aurora and Cambria; a sister, Linda L. Blake and husband Thomas of Woodsville, NH; a brother, Thomas K. DeRosia of Kittery, ME; his mother in law, Irene Morris of Haverhill; very dear friends, Rose and Phil Tucker and their son Alex of North Haverhill; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Saturday, February 2, from 6 to 8 PM, at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Sunday, February 3, at 3 PM at the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC, with Rev. David Norling officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Horse Meadow Annex Cemetery, North Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC, 122 School Street, PO Box 102, Haverhill, NH 03765.
, 83, died on Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. He was born in Valley Stream, NY, September 3, 1929, the son of Dominick and Irma (Junge) Maggio. Alfred graduated from Valley Stream Central High School, class of 1949. He served with U.S. Army Air Corp until his honorable discharge in August of 1951. Chick married Patricia Ann Burns on May 23, 1954. He worked as an installer for New York Telephone Company, and later was promoted to a foreman / manager, working there from 1951 until his retirement in 1984. Chick and Patricia moved to Bath, NH in 1989. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, caring for his home, wood working, travelling, and camping. He was a communicant of St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Woodsville. He was also a member of the Bath Volunteer Fire Department from 1990 1996 and the Bath Planning Board from 1994 2005. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Patricia A. (Burns) Maggio of Bath; his six children, Laura Bradley and husband Frank of Malverne, NY, Barbara A. Caridi and husband Robert of Malverne, NY, Thomas P. Maggio of Bath, NH, Christopher M. Maggio and wife Penelope of Valley Stream, NY, James D. Maggio and wife Jennifer of Rocky Point, NY, and Carolyn A. Argento and husband Frank of Lawrence, NY; 15 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. Calling hours will be on Monday, February 4, from 7 to 9 PM, at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, February 7, at St. Brigid s Catholic Church, Westbury, Long Island, NY. Burial will follow in the Holy Rood Cemetery, Westbury, Long Island, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756 or St. Jude s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1905.
, 71, of Lime Kiln Road, died on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Hartford, CT, July 25, 1941, the daughter of John C. and Beryl R. (Huntley) Ryan. Edithmary married Lawrence J. Elliott on March 17, 1971. She loved gardening, motorcycle riding, ceramics, sewing, and making dolls. Edithmary loved spending time with her family, for birthdays, holidays, and family celebrations. She was predeceased by her son, Robert John Elliott, Sr. on November 13, 2012; a daughter, Brenda Lee Miller; and two brothers, Joseph Ryan and John Ryan. Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Lawrence J. Elliott, Sr; her children, Mary Elizabeth Anderson and husband Paul W. of Piermont, NH, Faith Patience Nelson of East Ryegate, VT, James Wesley Elliott, II of North Haverhill, and Lawrence J. Skip Elliott, Jr. and wife Cori of Bath, NH; a daughter in law, Florence Donna Elliott of North Haverhill; extended family, Melanie Ouellette and husband William of Plainville, CT, Robert Harrison and wife Annette of Benton, KY, and James Nelson of East Ryegate, VT; 12 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; three brothers, Paul Ryan of St. Johnsbury, VT, Thomas Ryan of Lancaster, NH, and William Ryan of Cromwell, CT; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be on Saturday, February 9, 11 AM, at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH with Father William Watts officiating. Burial will be on Friday, May 3, at 12 PM at the East Haverhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
, 47, died on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born in Pawtucket, RI, August 14, 1965, the son of Earl Joseph Chuck and Doris Blanche (Thurber) Paradise. Kevin graduated from high school in Hollywood, Florida in 1983. He married Aprille S. Tougas on December 28, 1988. He worked as a boom truck operator setting signs for Acme Painting Company and also for Mulcahey s Well and Pump both of Rhode Island. Kevin and Aprille moved to Vermont in 1995 from Rhode Island. He worked for Cabot Creamery in Cabot, VT as a machine operator for many years. Kevin loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed four wheeling, tinkering with vehicles, and watching NASCAR. He also loved his therapy cat Tei Tei . He was predeceased by his parents, Earl J. Chuck and Doris B. (Thurber) Paradise; and two brothers, Alan Paradise and Kenneth Paradise. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Aprille S. Paradise of East Ryegate, VT; two daughters, Danielle Toshiko-Paradise Enger and husband Skyler of Vilsek, Germany and Chantelle Doris Paradise of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX; a brother, Earl Joe Paradise and wife Ann of Bass Harbor, ME; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and two great nieces. At Kevin s request there will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Little Rivers Healthcare, 65 Main Street, Wells River, VT 05081 or Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, c/o Palliative Care, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
, 89, of Goodfellow Road, died on Friday, February 8, 2013, at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehab. in St. Johnsbury, VT. He was born in Groton, on April 28, 1923, the son of Hiram W. and Sophronia B. (Emery) Daniels. Richard graduated from Groton High School, class of 1941. He married Erla Darling on July 15, 1942. Richard served with the U.S. Army in the 4th Armored Division during World War II from 1944 to 1946. Following his years in the service, he worked locally as an auto mechanic. Then for thirteen years, he owned Groton Automotive. In later years, he taught auto mechanics at St. Johnsbury Trade School and then taught Driver s Ed at St. Johnsbury Academy. He retired in 1985. Following his retirement, he worked part-time at the West View Farm in North Haverhill, NH. Richard was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, Woodsville, NH and enjoyed attending church and all the church activities. He even served in the pulpit on occasions at churches in Benton, NH, Woodsville, Vershire, VT and Orange, VT. He was predeceased by four sisters, Emma J. Daniels, Adeline Bernasconi, Clara E. Daniels, and Ethel Faunce; five brothers, Roland O. Daniels, Andrew Daniels, William Daniels, Oscar Daniels, and Gilbert Daniels. Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Erla (Darling) Daniels of Groton; his six children, Keith L. Daniels and wife Melanie of Morgantown, PA, Richard H. Daniels, Jr. and wife Marsha of Derby Line, VT, David S. Daniels and wife Lois of Brooklyn, Ontario, Gail A. McLeod and husband Ronald of Fredericton, New Brunswick; Stephen A. Daniels and wife Judi of Waterford, VT, and Mark Daniels and wife Gloria of Wernersville, PA; 20 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Friday, February 15 from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Saturday, February 16, at 11 AM, at the Calvary Baptist Church, 20 Elm Street, Woodsville, NH, with Pastor Dan Chamberland officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at the Groton Village Cemetery.
, 94, died February 8, 2013 at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, St. Johnsbury, VT, following a period of failing health. She was born in Barnet, VT, March 10, 1918, the daughter of William Russell and Hattie (Millican) Faris. Margaret graduated from Peacham Academy, Class of 1935 and the Thompson School of Nursing, Brattleboro, VT, Class of 1977, becoming an LPN and later working at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Groton, VT, where she taught Sunday School, played the organ, sang in the choir and performed in church plays and activities. She was also a life member of the WCTU and was active in the Christian Women s Club. She taught Bible study classes for many years. Margaret enjoyed gardening and was supportive of her husband Wendell s dairy farming and maple sugar producing. She married Wendell Achilles on September 6, 1936 and he predeceased her on March 8, 1974. She then married Richard Davidson in August 1986 and he predeceased her on March 11, 1989. She was also predeceased by a son Donald N. Achilles in July 2008; a brother Robert C. Faris in 2012; and a daughter in law Laurene Lori Achilles on February 15, 2011. Survivors include four sons Raymond S. Achilles and wife Paula of South Dayton, NY, Marvin K. Achilles and wife Dorothy of Fillmore, NY, Robert D. Achilles and wife Zetta of Mooresville, NC, and Wayne K. Achilles and wife Ginny of White Oak, GA; 20 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren; a brother Rev. Paul D. Faris of Cape Coral, FL; many extended family members, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins,. Revelations 14:13..."Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord." A memorial service will be held at a later date and time to be announced. Burial will be in the Walter Harvey Cemetery, Mosquitoville.
, 83, of Buchanan Drive, died at his home on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Henry was born in East Bend, NC, on July 20, 1929, to Hubert Henry and Perry (Wooten) Speer. He married Beulah Davis on June 25, 1953. He served in the US Army in Germany and France during the Korean Conflict, working on amphibious duck boats. Following his discharge, he has worked all his life as an auto mechanic, finishing his working career for Walker Motors in Woodsville, NH, and later at H.G. Woods in Bath, NH. Henry and Beulah moved to Vermont in 1977 after living in North Carolina, Ohio, and Connecticut. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed farming and raising his livestock. Henry was a full time husband, father, and grandfather. Mostly he loved the time he spent sitting around the campfire, listening to his sons play country music. He was predeceased by five sisters and one brother. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beulah Speer of Ryegate; his two sons, Lewis H. Speer and wife Linda and Richard Speer and wife Candi, both of Ryegate; three grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; a sister Vinilee Speer of King, NC; a brother Clarence Speer of Winston-Salem, NC; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and an aunt. In keeping with Henry s wishes, there will be no public services observed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of one s choice or to the American Heart Associate, Founders Affiliate, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.
, 94, died on Monday, February 11, 2013 at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, NH. She was born in Ames, Iowa, January 14, 1919, the daughter of Rev. Roy and Jean (Pollworth) Burroughs. Marguerite graduated from Ames High School in Ames, Iowa and Grinnell College in Iowa. She worked for the Red Cross in San Antonio, TX during WWII where she met Walter Righter, who became her husband of 39 years. They answered callings at churches Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and finally Iowa. She enjoyed people, church activities, and collecting miniatures. Marguerite lived in Haverhill Corner for 20 years, the Atkinson Home in Newbury, VT, and later at the Grafton County Nursing Home. Marguerite was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Woodsville, NH and the PEO Women’s group of the church and the guild. Survivors include her son, Dr. Richard S. Righter, DVM and wife Shirley of Keene, NH; a daughter, Becky Righter Richardson and husband Don of DesMoines, Iowa; and a granddaughter, Katy Richardson. A private burial service will be held in the Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, NH in the spring.
, 99, formerly of Littleton Road, Monroe, died on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Renaissance Manor in Westfield, MA. He was born in East Charleston, VT, March 8, 1913, a son of Terrence and Iva (Swett) Paye. From age 14 until his retirement he was a board sawyer at various lumber mills including Poulsen Lumber Company, Littleton, NH. Kenneth was predeceased by his first wife Margaret (Muzzey) Paye on November 18, 1979, and his second wife Madeline (Hale) Paye on September 27, 2004. He was also predeceased by a daughter, Marilyn Wheeler; three sons, Dennis, Leonard, and Kenneth, Jr.; three sisters, Thelma Paye, Shirley Martin, Ava Johnson; two brothers, Jack and Temple Paye. Survivors include his son, Arnold Paye and wife Jean (Lucas) of Westfield, MA; a daughter, Edith Paye of Burney, CA; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; along with numerous nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service in the Monroe Village Cemetery will be on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 1 PM, with Rev. Donald Thomas from the Monroe Community Church in Monroe, NH officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Monroe Public Library, PO Box 67, Monroe, NH 03771.
was born August 6, 1915, in Hamilton, Texas, fifth of ten children and oldest daughter of Julius Edward Munday and Edna Pearl Stanford. She died on Sunday, February 17, 2013 after several years of declining health. Following high school she graduated from business college in Austin, Texas. She served as a civilian employee of the U.S. Army during World War II where she met her future husband who was assigned to the medical corps at Camp Hood. She married Thurlow A. Rowe after the war ended and moved to his home in Concord, NH in 1946. She joined the South Congregational Church, where she has been a life long member, and where she taught Sunday School and served as a Cub Scout Den Leader. She also joined the Concord Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and served in multiple capacities, including Worthy Matron. She was a long time employee of the Concord Group Insurance Company in Concord, NH, as well as assisting her husband, Thurlow in the operation of his business, the former Rowe Funeral Home in Concord, NH. Following her retirement and the death of her husband, she relocated to Monroe, NH to be near her family. Prior to her decline in health she took great satisfaction in gardening. She is survived by her son, Thurlow A. Rowe, Jr. and granddaughter, Crystal L. Rowe; and also by two sisters, Faye Crumely of Fairfield Bay, Arkansas and Myrtice Phears of Midlothian, Texas; and by one brother, V. B. Munday of Hamilton, Texas; as well as nieces, nephews from Florida to Texas. Burial will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.
, 76, died Friday, February 22, 2013, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH surrounded by family. Dave was born in Haverhill, NH, on January 29, 1937, to David B. and Arlene (Henderson) Riggie. He was a graduate of the Wells River High School, Class of 1956. On April 30, 1960, he married Sandra Adams. Dave served in the NH National Guard, Woodsville Unit, Battery C for many years. He worked in the paper mill industry in Lincoln, NH at Franconia Paper and later in East Ryegate, VT for CPM. Later he was the custodian at the Woodsville Elementary School, retiring after 10 years. He was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics, and enjoyed time spent with his family. Survivors include his wife of 52 years Sandy Riggie of Woodsville; three sons, David Mike Riggie and wife Tammy of North Haverhill, Mark Riggie and wife Meghan of Bath, NH, and Keary Riggie and wife Michelle of Exeter, NH; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren; a brother Douglas Riggie and wife Carol of Woodsville; along with one niece, two nephews, one great niece and two great nephews. A memorial service will be on Saturday, March 2, at 1 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to David s House, PO Box 660, Lebanon, NH 03766.
92, died Monday, February 25, 2013, at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare, Hanover, NH. He was born in Newbury, VT, April 3, 1920, a son of William and Viola (Jesseman) Fortier, Sr. After his family moved to Pike, he attended Pike Grammar School and graduated from Haverhill Academy Class of 1938, and after his tour of duty in the military, from Industrial Technical School in Boston, MA in 1947. William served in the United States Navy from September 17, 1940 to November 8, 1946 when he was honorably discharged as a Chief Boatswain Mate. During his working life he worked for Pat Boudreault Plumbing and Heating as a licensed plumber, electrician and heating installer. He also liked to do refrigeration work. He later entered a partnership as co-owner of Grafton Fuel Inc. in Haverhill, where he was able help build a successful heating and fuel business. After many years of hard work, he and his partner decided to sell the business to Bradford Oil Company where he continued to work as Service Manager until his retirement in 1987. He then worked part time for Royal Electric for a few years before fully retiring. William enjoyed the outdoors and loved to ride his Harley, fly his own airplane and various ultralight aircraft, camping, hunting, and fishing. He loved music and played the piano and the organ. His favorite instrument was the harmonica which he played for many people for their birthdays, in person or over the phone, when he couldn t get out to see them. William was a lifetime member and Past Commander of Haverhill Memorial VFW Post # 5245 of North Haverhill, and was a member of Ross-Wood American Legion Post # 20 of Woodsville. He was also a communicant of St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Woodsville and had formerly served on the Parish Council. He married Dorothy Marie Cochran of New Orleans, LA on February 4, 1944 and they were together until her death on July 28, 2012. He was also predeceased by his parents, William and Viola Fortier, Sr.; a sister, Bettina Cohun; a brother, Wendell Fortier; and a grandson, Joseph Carr. William is survived by his two sons, Wayne H. Fortier and wife Sandy of Woodsville, NH, and James G. Fortier, and wife Jeri of Pike; a daughter, Janet Locklin and husband Will of Tulare, CA; seven granddaughters; one great granddaughter and five great grandsons; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at 1 PM at the Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, NH.
, 57, died on Monday, February 25, 2013, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, following a long period of declining health. Theresa was born in Greenfield, MA on September 19, 1955, to Ralph and Ida (Tanner) Stygles. She was a graduate of Littleton High School, Littleton, NH. Theresa worked for three years at the Brick Store in Bath, NH. She loved racing and scored races at White Mountain Motor Park in North Woodstock, NH and sold photographs at Bear Ridge in Bradford, VT. She was a huge NASCAR fan and always loved watching her father race. She always kept track of family birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions. She enjoyed keeping in contact with her nieces and nephews. Theresa was predeceased by her mother, Ida Stygles and by her brother, Bruce Stygles. She is survived by her daughter, Ida Stygles Spruill of Woodsville; her father, Ralph Stygles and wife Liz of Piermont, NH; five sisters, Darcy Stearns and husband Wayne of Bradford, Melissa Young and husband Alton of Corinth, VT, Tanya Gendron and husband Kurt of Orford, NH, Dawn Stygles of Piermont, and Tara Durkee and husband Doug of Thetford, VT; three brothers, Michael Stygles and wife Wendy of Piermont, NH, Ricky Stygles of Randolph, VT and Arnold Stygles and wife Jody of Bradford; best friends, Richard Spruill and wife Kandi of Orford; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. A graveside service will be in the Maple Street Cemetery, Bethlehem, NH in the spring at the convenience of the family.
of Lily Pond Road, started her dance with Jesus on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Anna was born in Bloomfield, VT, on February 18, 1940, to Rosario E. and Rena R. (Fuller) Martin. She was a graduate of the Haverhill Academy, Class of 1957. She was married to Norman Page for 30 years. Anna worked at the James Morrill Elementary School for their hot lunch program. Later she worked at the Hanover Terrace Nursing Home in Dietary and at the Grafton County Nursing Home as a unit aide. Anna enjoyed reading, crocheting, and, above all, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a great lady who brought sunshine wherever she went. She will be greatly missed. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Erin O. Page and two brothers, Rodney Martin, Sr. and Paul Martin. She is survived by her children, Norman Page, Jr. of Pike, Dawn Rae Bridges and husband Ronald of Presque Isle, ME, Steven Page and wife Tracy of North Haverhill, NH, and John Page and wife Denise of White River Junction, VT; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and her two sisters, Charlotte Thurston of Bradford, VT and Ramona Thurston of Warren, NH, and a brother Richard Martin of Warren, NH, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. A private family service will be held at a later date.
, 58, formerly of Bath, NH, died unexpectedly while traveling in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Thursday, February 28, 2013. She was born in Woodsville, NH, April 5, 1954, the daughter of Albert and Caroline (Tewksbury) Lamarre. Linda graduated from Woodsville High School, class of 1972, and Keene State Teaching College, class of 1976. She was presently working on her master s degree at the University of Vermont. Linda had been an English teacher at Stevens High School in Claremont, NH since 1984. Linda married George Beaulieu on July 10, 1982. She loved to travel, and traveled extensively to various parts of the world and visited 48 states. Linda enjoyed dancing. She loved her two dogs, Bagel and Eddie. She especially loved teaching at Stevens High School. She participated in all the activities at the school, from sporting events, special activities, and any activity including her kids (students). Linda had a special affection for her family. Her niece and nephew were very special to her and she always talked about their accomplishments as if they were her own children. She was a member of Ladies Auxiliary Unit #20, Ross-Wood Post of Woodsville, NH. Survivors include her husband of 30 years, George Beaulieu of Hartford, VT; her parents, Albert and Caroline (Tewksbury) Lamarre of Bath, NH; her sister, Mary Lamarre Gardner and husband Fredric Jr. of Bradford, VT; a very special niece, Cara L. Gardner of Bradford, VT; a very special nephew, Zackary W. Gardner and wife Emelene C. L. Bark of Washighton D.C.; very special cousins, Sarah Lee Tewksbury of Bath, NH and Bryan Santy of Lyman, NH; an uncle, Alfred Lamarre of Woodsville, NH, and several cousins. Calling hours will be on Monday, March 4, from 6 to 8 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Tuesday, March 5, at 11 AM at the Bath Congregational Church, Route 302, Bath, NH. Burial will held at the convenience of the family at the Bath Village Cemetery in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Linda Lamarre Beaulieu Scholarship, c/o Stevens High School, 175 Broad Street, Claremont, NH 03743 or Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
North Haverhill, NH - Natalie (Hill) Burton Grimes
, 95, died on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, following a period of declining health. Natalie was born in Newbury, VT, on August 19, 1917, to Raymond Louis and Edith (Vance) Hill. Natalie was a long-time member of the Friends of Bath. A life long member of the Bath Congregational Church, she sang in the choir and hosted church picnics at the family farm. She was a member of the Pine Grove Grange # 298 for over 50 years where she served as Chaplain, treasurer, and as lecturer, planning programs for the meetings, before retiring as an Honorary Chaplain. She served as a volunteer for the Grafton County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Woodsville Area Senior Services, and the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, receiving commendations for her many hours and smiles. Natalie loved her family, cats, and her farm life. She was a gentle woman all her life and will be missed by all who knew her. She married Stephen J. Burton and he predeceased her on January 12, 1964. She married Gerald Grimes and he predeceased her on February 2, 1991. She was also predeceased by her sister, Winona Douglas Gretchen in 1965 and her brother, Rodney R. Hill in 2001. She is survived by her two daughters, Mary Grimes and husband Ken of Columbia, NH and Joan Day and husband Dan of Concord, NH; her two sons, Raymond S. Burton of Bath, NH and Stephen Burton and wife Martha of Hanover, NH; two grandchildren, Donna Frye of Wichita Falls, TX and Jay Grimes and wife Judy of Columbia, NH; a great granddaughter, Breanna Frye and two great grandsons, Jacob and Jace Grimes; a step daughter, Helen Smith of Haverhill, NH; a sister, Evelyn Prescott of Sanbornton, NH; and nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 8, at 11 AM, at the Bath Congregational Church, Bath, with a reception, in the dining hall, to follow. Burial will be in the spring in Pine Grove Cemetery, Woodsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bath Congregational Church, c/o Mr. Everett Rust, 102 Pettyboro Road, Bath, NH 03740. Natalie s family would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to the Grafton County Nursing Home for the wonderful care they provided to our Mother. Words cannot describe our gratitude about the loving and compassionate care your entire staff gave to her.
, 91, died on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. She was born in Rogers, AR, June 3, 1921, the daughter of William and Minnie (Autry) Farmer. Doris was raised in Taft, TX and graduated from Taft High School. She married Arthur Joseph LeLacheur, Jr. in January of 1943. After a military career they continued to raise their family in Chelmsford, MA, and then she moved to Bradford, VT in 1979 to be closer to her family. Doris was always a Texan at heart. She loved to cook, sew, and spend time with her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur Joseph LeLacheur, Jr.; a grandson, William Fischer; a son-in-law, Dick Fischer; and a brother, William Farmer, Jr. Survivors include her four daughters, Lynda Fischer of Bradford, VT, Jayme Braun and husband Carl III of Gilmanton, NH, Jan O Neill and husband Eugene of Kennebunkport, ME, and Lori Constantine and husband Jaime of Newbury, VT; nine grandchildren, James Fischer, Chris Slack, Michele Dow, Carl Braun IV, Robert Braun, Jackie O Neill Sparling, Elizabeth Hassler, Joshua Constantine, and Nicholas Constantine; and nine great grandchildren, Alexandra Slack, Sarita Fischer, Morgan Fischer, Ashton Fischer, Allana Ricker, Juliana Dow, Zachary Braun, Sophia Braun, and Violet Sparling. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be in the Fairview Cemetery, North Chelmsford, MA in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Grafton County Home Association, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774 or to the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
North Haverhill, NH - Evelyn Audrey (Keniston) Thayer
, 84, died on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, NH. Evelyn was born in Haverhill, NH on May 27, 1928, to Nathan and Mildred (Greenely) Keniston. She graduated from Haverhill Academy, Class of 1946 and married Harold R. Thayer on September 4, 1947. Evelyn worked at the former Northeast Square and Dowel in North Haverhill. She was a member of the North Haverhill United Methodist Church and the Farm Bureau. She enjoyed handwork such as sewing and crocheting, along with jigsaw puzzles and cooking. She treasured the time spent with her daughters, her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold Thayer on March 25, 1976. She is survived by her four daughters, Audrey Clough and husband Sam, Irene Fournier and husband Ron, both of North Haverhill, Katie Thayer and husband Scott Darling, Jody Engle and husband Robert Pudge, both of Wells River, VT; five grandchildren and five step grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and three step great grandchildren; two brothers, Harlan Bud Keniston and Russell Keniston and wife Gayle, both of North Haverhill; two special nieces and their families; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Monday, March 11, from 6 to 8 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville. A funeral service will be on Tuesday, March 12, at 1 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, with Rev. Jane Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Center Haverhill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Patten Library, c/o Debra English, 1825 Benton Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774. Evelyn s family would like to extend their heartfelt thank you to the Grafton County Nursing Home for the wonderful care they provided to their Mother. Words cannot describe our gratitude about the loving and compassionate care your entire staff gave to our Mother over the past two years.
, 54, of Wild Ammonoosuc Road, died following a brief illness at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH on Friday, March 8, 2013. Neal was born on November 4, 1958, in Stamford, CT, to Alexander and Doris (Archambault) Augustyn. He was a graduate of Stamford High School. Neal served in the US Navy. For the past seven years he worked as a custodian for the Town of Hanover in the Public Works buildings. Neal and his wife, Michele, moved to Bath from Pennsylvania in 2007. He loved gardening and his pet pig, Clifford. Neal held a very strong friendship with those he came in contact with. Once a friend, you were a friend for life. Neal is survived by his wife, Michele Joyce of Bath; three step children, Tara, Tory and Taylor; a step grandson, Wayne; his mother, Doris Augustyn of Charlotte, NC; two sisters, Janet Sansome and Nancy Coppolo, both of North Carolina; and three nieces, Angelina, Mollie, and Allison and two nephews, Joseph and Stephen. There will be no services held at this time. A service is being planned at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Pig Placement Network, PO Box 498, Rushland, PA 18956.
, beloved 6 month old daughter of Richard John and Kristina (Kaiser) Harris, died suddenly on Monday, March 11, 2013 at her home. Sydney was born on September 13, 2012 and was a small person who made a big impression on everyone. She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, John J. and Alice M. (DeFosse) Harris. Survivors include her mother and father, Richard John and Kristina (Kaiser) Harris; her siblings, Patrick Ash, Hunter, Alexis, Gabrielle, Lauren, Hayden, and Garrett Harris; her maternal grandparents, Frederick and Ellen Kaiser of Swiftwater, NH; aunts and uncles, Wendy L. Chace and husband Clay of Monroe, NH, Colleen Hartman and husband Jason of West Chesterfield, NH, and Daleen Clark and husband Keith of Stoddard, NH; and several cousins, and her godmother Jodi Cole of West Lebanon, NH. A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Benton, in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Littleton Regional Healthcare, OB / Pediatric Department, 600 St. Johnsbury Road, Littleton, NH 03561.
, 95, died on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, NH. She was born in Haverhill, NH, June 22, 1917, the youngest of three children of John D. and Mary Anne (McCloud) Douglas. As a younger adult, Thelma helped as a caregiver for families in and around Sugar Hill, NH. Thelma worked for over 20 wonderful years at the Adams Paper Company in Wells River, VT. She always loved to have children around. She was dedicated to her parents and enjoyed all the special times with them. Thelma spent many hours on her front porch watching the birds in the bird bath and feeders. The family would like to acknowledge all of her home care providers and the Horse Meadow Senior Meals Program, for all they did for Thelma over the past few years. She was predeceased by a brother, Earl Douglas; a niece and nephews. She is survived by a niece, Jackie Moore and her husband Roland of Woodsville; a nephew, David Douglas of Marlborough, MA; a cousin, Glenora McCloud James of Hastings, FL; a dear friend, Joyce Beckley of Woodsville and her family; and numerous great and great great nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Horse Meadow Senior Center, Meals on Wheel Program, 91 Horsemeadow Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
Wells River, VT Lucy Rebecca (Dutton) Farley
, 83, died on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH, after a long illness. She was born in White River Junction, VT, July 10, 1929, the daughter of Glenn and Rose (Paquette) Dutton. Lucy married Frank M. Farley on May 22, 1946. As a young child she resided at the former Pine Land Park in Wells River, where she enjoyed roller skating and country dances. She was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 9 of St. Johnsbury and the American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 20 of Woodsville. The ASPCA, National Fellowship for the Christian Jews, and Wounded Warrior Project all held a special place in her heart. For many years she ran a clothing distribution center out of her home on Leighton Hill Road. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank M. Farley on March 3, 2004 and a granddaughter, Iris S. Farley on February 10, 1990. She is survived by four daughters, Diana A. Goins of Wells River, Rebecca A. Farley of Lisbon, NH, Connie E. Bishop and husband Dale of Woodsville, and Bonnie E. Miller and husband Dennis of Crestview, FL; two sons, Sheldon I. Farley and wife Peggy of Claremont, NH and Shawn P. Farley and wife Dolores of East Ryegate, VT; 15 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; a sister, Rose Hatch and husband Harvey of East Ryegate, VT; and 1 niece and 2 nephews. Following Lucy s wishes, a private family service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Boltonville Cemetery, Wells River, VT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Horsemeadow Senior Center, 91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 82, formerly of Rumney, died on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born in Rumney, June 25, 1930, a son of Frank R. and Fred (Greeley) Hall, Sr., and was a life long resident. Prior to retiring, he worked for several years as a press operator at the former International Packaging Company in Bristol. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, was a member of the American Legion, and for many years drove stock cars at Norway Pines Raceway, formerly the Legion Bowl in West Rumney. Frank had been a resident at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill for the past few years. He is survived by his sister, Barbara Hall of North Haverhill, one niece, two nephews, and a cousin. He was predeceased by a brother, Lewis C. Hall, Sr. on April 25, 2010. In keeping with Frank’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or public services held. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, West Rumney, NH.
, 77, died on Friday, March 29, 2013 at his home on Mt. Moosilauke Highway. He was born in Newbury, VT, September 5, 1935, the son of Clifton and Rachel (Ammel) Paye. He served in the U. S. Army from December 11, 1952 to September 21, 1960. Terrence worked for 22 years for the U. S. Postal Service at the White River Junction Postal Distribution Center, from 1973 to 1995. He loved carpentry and masonry work. In his spare time he enjoyed playing cribbage, fishing, hunting, gardening, and gambling. He was a member of the VFW Post # 5245, North Haverhill and Ross-Wood American Legion Post # 20, Woodsville. He was predeceased by a daughter, June Paye in 1958; a sister, Priscilla Goche; three brothers, John Paye, Donald Paye, and Edward Paye. Survivors include his three children, Terrence E. Paye, Jr. of North Haverhill, NH, Constance Sargent and husband Orin of Woodsville, NH, and Pamela Churchill and husband Robert of Pike; seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; a sister, Gloria Preston of Wisconsin; a brother, Ronald Paye of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. At Terrence s request there will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ross-Wood American Legion Post # 20, 4 Ammonoosuc Street, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, 83, formerly of Bath and Woodsville, NH, died Monday, April 1, 2013, at University Hospital Augusta, GA. He was born in Haverhill, NH, February 1, 1930, the son of Henry and Hazel (Beattie) Smith and graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1948. Bob was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and made his major league debut as a pitcher with the Red Sox on April 29, 1955. He later pitched for the Cardinals, Pirates, and Tigers. Following his playing career, Bob worked as a purchasing manager for Georgia Pacific. He married the former Anita R. Steinberg on July 16, 1985 For several years they lived in Texarkana, AR, and later in retirement moved to Gulf Breeze, FL, and in 2000 on to Aiken, SC. Survivors include his wife Anita of Aiken, a sister Constance Kenney of Marlborough, NH, nieces Judy Britton, and Janet Buckbee and husband Frank, Marda Levy, Michelle Levy and husband Michael, nephews Harry Kenney, Jr., Robert Kenney, and Peter Kenney and wife Sarah, Stephen Levy and wife Liz, along with their families, and good friends Tom and Cristi Williams. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 1 PM in the North Monroe, NH Cemetery.
Wells River, VT - Annie (Carpenter) Murphy
died on Monday, April 1, 2013 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She spent her final days there surrounded in the comfort of her family. She had recently celebrated her 92nd birthday, and was living independently in the home she and her late husband, Harland, had built in 1972 in Wells River. Annie was born in Lanesboro, VT., on March 14, 1921, the 5th of 15 children of Leon Carpenter and Edith Peabody. She grew up in Barre Town, and attended grade school in Websterville. She graduated from Spaulding High School in 1939 and married Harland Murphy on October 8 of that year. Harland s jobs took Annie and their family from Montpelier to Lynn, MA, and to Hartford and Glastonbury, CT, during the war years. After the war, the family returned to Barre, and remained there until 1952 when they moved to Wells River. Annie lived a very busy life and was involved in many efforts to help others. She worked at the lunch counter at Thomas Pharmacy in Wells River when her children were in school. She was also a paid teacher s aide at Blue Mountain Union School for many years, and after that a volunteer aide. During that time, Annie was recognized as Vermont s school volunteer of the year. She was an active volunteer at St. Eugene s Catholic Church for over 55 years, acting as custodian, treasurer, and generally as the person-in-charge. Annie was an excellent cook, and was the hostess for annual family holiday gatherings at her home. She was a devoted Red Sox fan (her final hour spent watching the Sox triumph over the Yankees), and loved to play cards. An avid reader, Annie was intimately familiar with the latest acquisitions at the Baldwin Memorial Library and a frequent patron there. She was a devoted mother of 4 sons and one daughter, and will be greatly missed. Annie is survived by sons Robert of Barre (wife Lynda Marchand), Ronald of Shaftsbury (wife Vicki Gustin), Gary of South Ryegate, Dennis of Peterborough, NH (wife Linda Erickson), daughter Janet Bryer of Groton, VT (partner Christos Maninos); grandchildren Colleen Cournoyer (partner Tom Lensing), Maureen Murphy (husband Norm Landry), Shannon Murphy (partner Scott Stockwell), Ryan Murphy (wife Kelsey Soelberg), Christopher Murphy, Aeryc Murphy (wife Laura Averett), Gaelan Murphy, Jamie North, Michael North, Christopher Bryer (wife Elizabeth Steward), Justin Bryer; great-grandchildren, Evan Cournoyer, Andrew Cournoyer, Adam Cournoyer, Justin Landry, Caitlin Landry and Jack Murphy Landry; sisters Edith Tiny Tousignant, Flora Carpenter, Yvonne Fortune; brothers Kenneth and Peter, and numerous nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her husband Harland Murphy; sisters Katie Goulet, Virginia Carter; and brothers Leon Buster , Herbert, Carlos, Arthur Sonny , Richard, John and Bernard. Calling hours will be on Thursday, April 4, from 6 to 8 PM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch St., Woodsville, N.H. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, April 5, at 11 AM, at St. Eugene s Church, 10 Center Street, Wells River, VT, with Father Vincent Onunkwo as celebrant. Burial will be held at a later date in St. Joseph s Cemetery, Bath, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Annie s memory to the Baldwin Memorial Library, Main Street, Wells River, VT 05081.
Peacham, VT - Eloise Parker (Bayley) Miller
, 95, formerly of Worcester Road, died at The Pines Health and Rehabilitation Center, Lyndonville, VT on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Eloise was born on September 3, 1917, in St. Johnsbury, VT to Safford Ward and Anna Barton (Rust) Bayley. She graduated from Peacham Academy in 1935. She then attended the University of Vermont where she received a BS degree in Home Economics and was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. Eloise then taught at Groton High School for one year and later taught Home Economics and Biology for 10 years at Peacham Academy. On June 13, 1942, she married Richard C. Miller. Together they raised a family and operated a dairy farm in Peacham. Eloise was a life member of the Peacham Congregational Church, an active member of the church fellowship and sang with the choir for over fifty years. She supported many community activities including Christmas Club, Peacham Community Housing, and the Order of the Eastern Star. In her spare time she enjoyed gardening, needlework, painting and bird watching. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard C. Miller on September 24, 1976 and by two sisters, Eleanor Bayley and Alma Frank Randall. She is survived by four daughters, Anne Miller Hier of Cornish, NH, Mary Miller Daly of Fairlee, VT, Jean Miller Dedam of Peacham, Lois Margaret Miller of White River Junction, VT; a son, Frank Safford Miller and partner Patrice McDonough of Peacham; four grandchildren, Adam Sbardellati and Jana, Ian Sbardellati and Andrea, Alfred Dedam and Rose, and Jacob Dedam and Gina; six great grandchildren, Bayley and Maya Sbardellati, Aurora and Jacob Dedam, Hazel Sbardellati, and Amos Dedam; a sister, Katherine Kappy White of Bradford, VT; a brother, Luther Bill Bayley of Freeville, NY; Judy Ingham of Montague, MA, whom Eloise regarded as her fifth daughter; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at the Peacham Congregational Church, Peacham, VT on Thursday, April 25, at 2 PM with Paul Chandler officiating. Burial will follow in the Peacham Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Peacham Library, PO Box 253, Peacham, VT 05862 or the Peacham Congregational Church Choir Fund, PO Box 205, Peacham, VT 05862.
East Ryegate, VT Russell George Rusty Bullard
, 64, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 22, 2013 in Keene, NH. He was born in Haverhill, NH, October 28, 1948, a son of Russell C. and Mildred I. Midge (Davis) Bullard. Rusty graduated from McIndoe Falls Academy and the Vermont Police Academy. He worked for the Hartford Police Department as a police officer for several years. He also worked in many different retail and sales jobs over the years. He loved hunting, fishing, story-telling, and riding his motorcycle. Rusty was a member of the Ross-Wood Post # 20 Sons of the American Legion, Ammonoosuc Fish and Game Club, and Pulaski Lodge #58 F&AM. He was predeceased by his parents, Russell C. Bullard on November 11, 1983 and Mildred I. Midge (Davis) Bullard on September 30, 2001; and a son, Aaron Russell Bullard on May 12, 1996. He is survived by his two brothers, Kenneth Bullard and wife Donna of Benton, NH and Gary Bullard and wife Christine of Rockingham, VT; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graveside service will be on Saturday, May 4, at 10 AM at the Wells River Cemetery, Wells River, VT, with Rev. Dr. M. Catherine Cook officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pulaski Lodge #58 F&AM, c/o VA Vet Rides, PO Box 483, Wells River, VT 05081.
, 68, of Perkins Place, died on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the VA Medical Center, White River Junction, VT. George was born in Joplin, MO on July 29, 1944 to George and Helen (Kibby) Rogers. He graduated from high school in Ayer, MA and served in the US Air Force from 1962-1964. George worked at Harvard University in the jet propulsion laboratory and also did a lot of work for NASA. He will always be known as a mechanical problem solver. At one time, he worked for Bill Wainwright creating sculptures that are located all across the United States. He thoroughly enjoyed working with his hands and machining. George loved quotations. Two of his favorite quotes were, I love the life I live and I love the life I love and I believe in honesty. There is always one basic theme don t hurt anyone. George is survived by his sister Bernice Dunlap of Laconia, NH; his nephew Tom Dunlap of New York City; and cousins Linda Fox, Jeannette Liebman, Elizabeth Uhde, and James Larty. In keeping with George s wishes, there are no public services being planned.
, 64, of Lake Tarleton Road, died on Monday, April 29, 2013, at her home. Linda was born in Haverhill, NH on March 24, 1949, to Frank and Thelma (Roberts) Hannett. Linda worked for 30 years at the Rochester Shoe Tree Company in Ashland, NH in the shipping and receiving department, retiring in 2011. A lover of nature, she enjoyed gardening and belonged to the Garden Club in Warren. She loved spending time with her family, her friends, caring for her horses, and all pets that were within her care. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother, Gordon E. Hannett. She is survived by her two sons, Cameron Randall and wife Susan T. and Vincent Randall and wife Susan M. both of Warren; six grandchildren, Chelsea, Samantha, Mahala, Brittany, Michael, and Weston; one great grandson, Mason; her sister, Elizabeth Hayward of Groton, VT; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her long-time companion, George Heitz of Warren. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in the Warren Village Cemetery on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 2:30PM. Memorial contributions can be made to either Second Chance Animal Rescue, 1517 Meadow Street, Littleton, NH 03561, or to Keeping You, Me, Memories Alive, PO Box 322, Plymouth, NH 03264.
, 76, of Goodfellow Road, died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH following an extended illness. He was born in Groton, VT, March 27, 1937, a son of Raymond J. and Bessie (Frost) Page. He served in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1958, and later worked for Smith, Whitcomb & Cook Cast Iron Foundry in Barre, VT as a foundry foreman. He also had worked for Pike Industries, Maska of Bradford, VT, and at the Blue Mountain Union School. Garth enjoyed the outdoors; hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling with his brother Dick and his family. While stationed in Alaska, he especially enjoyed fishing for, and eating salmon. He was also known to be quite a tinkerer. He loved vegetable gardening and his grandson, Bruce. Garth will be remembered by his family as a loving and caring husband, father, and grandfather. He married Georgiana Frye on October 12, 1963. Survivors include his wife Georgiana Page of Groton; their daughter Pamela Jean Page of Montpelier, VT; their son Curtis Bruce Page of Groton and daughter-in-law Karen Murphy Page of Saranac Lake, NY; his grandson Bruce Page; his sister Phyllis P. Miller of Websterville, VT and his brother Deane K. Page and wife Laura Bing Page of Groton; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and several members of Georgiana s family. He was predeceased by his parents, a brother Richard C. Page in 1976, a nephew Kent A. Page on May 25, 1989, a brother-in-law, Osmond Jack Miller, and a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Page. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, May 11 at 10 AM in the Groton Village Cemetery with Pastor Candace Ricker officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to either the Groton Ryegate FAST Squad, 1476 Scott Highway, Groton, VT 05046, Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785, or Woodsville Ambulance Service, PO Box 191, Woodsville, NH 03785.
North Haverhill, NH - Jane L. White Wheeler
, 88, died on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill. Jane was born on April 15, 1925, in Meriden, CT, to Stanley and Daisy (Birks) Langner. Jane worked for many years as a sales clerk at Hovey’s Shops in Woodsville, NH and also drove school bus for Arthur Clough in North Haverhill. She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC and served as a deacon, sang in the choir, and was a member of the women’s fellowship. She was a charter member of Haverhill Memorial VFW Post # 5245 Ladies Auxiliary. Jane enjoyed wintering with her husband, Floyd, in Arizona for several years. Jane was predeceased by her first husband, Douglas White, by her second husband Floyd Wheeler, by her son Paul S. White, and by her sister Nancy A. Jenkins. She is survived by two daughters, Cynthia A. Patnode and husband Jim of Wilson, KS and Sara J. Williams and husband Perley of Groton, VT; one son Eric A. White and wife Maria of Metaire, LA; eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; a brother, Stanley F. Langner of Florida; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC, 122 School Street, Haverhill, NH on Wednesday, May 8th at 11 AM with Rev. David Pruitt, officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury, VT. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC, PO Box 102, Haverhill NH 03765.
Warren, NH - Lieutenant Colonel Eleanor V. Spiller
, of Warren, a retired Army Nurse, 85, died on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH. Colonel Spiller was born April 23, 1928, in Haverhill, MA to Victor H. and Lillian R. (LeLacheur) Spiller. She attended primary, grammar and high school in Salem, MA. She graduated from the Addison Gilbert Hospital, 3 years, Nurses Training School, in 1949 and received her BS in Nursing from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1966. She attended the First Universalist Church until she moved to New Hampshire and became an associate member of the Warren Methodist Church and member of the First Congregational Church in Wentworth. Descended from early American colonists, Spiller and her brother joined a long line of ancestors who served in uniform during the French-Indian Wars, War of Revolution, Civil War, World Wars I & II, Korean War and Vietnam War, believing military service is the duty and responsibility of all citizens. Serving over 21 years of active military duty, Eleanor served during the conflicts in Korea 1951-1952, Republic of Vietnam 1968-1969, and other overseas duty assignments in Japan, Germany, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, with many stateside postings in between. Following her Army retirement, Spiller was a nature guide and teacher at the Ipswich River Audubon Sanctuary, a gallery guide at the Peabody Marine Museum, Salem, MA, a docent for many years at the historic Pingree House of Essex Institute, also in Salem. She was also a member of the Essex Society of Genealogists, and transcribed guest lectures for publication. Colonel Spiller contributed multiple historical articles for publication. She was also a member of the Beverly, MA Historical Society Literary Group where she wrote many historical columns for the Beverly Times. She was accepted for membership by both the Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Colonel Spiller was an avid watercolor artist having several individual shows. She helped set up art exhibits each year at the Plymouth, NH State Fair, North Haverhill, NH Fair and the annual grand exhibition at the Bristol, NH Federated Church. She did many photography slide programs and talks at nursing homes, churches and historical societies. Among the seven histories she has written are, Beverly Journeys, An Activities Book for Children, and John Hale, Man Beset by Witches, about the first minister of Beverly who until his own wife was accused, was a supporter of the trials of 1692. Upon moving to Warren, NH in 1976, Colonel Spiller became an enthusiastic snowshoer becoming the publicity agent for the Pasquaney Snowshoe Club. For 18 years she was a researcher at the New Hampshire Historical Society. She worked on the quarterly fund drives for New Hampshire Public Radio and created historical exhibits and recorded artifacts and documents in the new Warren Historical Museum. The Warren Veterans Memorial Park tablets in bronze set for World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War, was researched and designed by Colonel Spiller and with a cadre of veterans and non-veterans who set the appointments honoring those who served. She was predeceased by her brother, Richard Wayne Spiller. She is survived by her nephew, Richard James Spiller of Las Vegas, NV. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 8th, at 11:30 AM in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH.
, 62, died on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born in Woodsville, NH, November 28, 1950, the son of Basil and Caroline (Fillian) Wyman. Elden graduated from Woodsville High School with the class of 1970. He married Rebecca Rock on August 7, 1971. Elden worked for Hartzell Construction for 13 years. Along with his brother Ken, they established Wyman s Plumbing and Heating. In April 2000 Elden started a new business, Franconia Auto Service Team, with his two sons, Jeremy and Jason, in Franconia, NH. Elden enjoyed gardening, fishing, and cooking. He was very handy and created things with his own hands with a variety of materials, from wood to metal, and doing electrical and plumbing work. He loved working on and restoring older cars and trucks. He was also very particular in planting and caring for his vegetable garden. He always had enough tomatoes, peppers, and other vegetables to supply his family and friends with during the growing season. Elden s biggest enjoyment was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. He had a soft spot in his heart for animals, especially his cats, Sadie, Teto, and Felix. He was predeceased by his father, Basil Wyman on December 10, 1969 and his mother, Caroline (Fillian) Wyman Morey on February 17, 1990. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Rebecca Becki Wyman of Woodsville; two sons, Jeremy Wyman and wife Cheri of Woodsville and Jason Wyman and wife Vickie of Woodsville; three grandchildren, Dillon, Taylor, and Curtis; three step grandchildren, Robert, John, and Jessica; four step great grandchildren, Dante`, Annibelle, Lyllian, and Brayden; two sisters, Julie Phillips and husband Wayland of Bethlehem, NH and Cynthia Dyke of Littleton, NH; two brothers, Kenneth Wyman and wife June of Bath, NH and Edward Dudley of Providence, R.I.; a sister-in-law, Sue Gonyer of East Ryegate, VT; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be on May 10, 2013 from 6 to 8 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. There will be no other services at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Above the Notch Humane Society, P O Box 456, Littleton, NH 03561.
, 91, died on Saturday, May 11, 2013, at his home. He was born in Wentworth, NH, on January 12, 1922, a son of Claude B. and Mary (Crane) Evans. He attended Wentworth Grammar School and was able to go by train to Plymouth (NH) High School, graduating in 1940. He enrolled in Plymouth Teacher’s College in the Class of 1944, but was inducted into the US Army in October 1942. He trained in the Infantry in Florida, Tennessee, Arizona, and Kansas before going overseas with the 79th Infantry Division in 1944 to England. He arrived at Utah Beach soon after D-Day, and was involved in the capture of Cherbourg and in the campaigns near Mantes-Gassicourt, Nord Wind, and the Ruhr District. The 79th Division was involved in many actions during the War, and at some time in every Army group in France. At the end of the War, the Division was sent to Czechoslovakia and to Germany, before returning to the States in September 1945. He received a 45 day furlough and was then discharged in November 1945. He enrolled again in Plymouth Teacher’s College and graduated in 1947. He taught for a year in Warren, NH. Then he married Doris Yeaton on June 20, 1948. They came to Haverhill and both began teaching in the Haverhill school system. He received his Master’s Degree in 1953 from Keene State College. Ronald was born in 1951, James in 1953, and Sandra in 1958. Ron and Jim were both afflicted with Muscular Dystrophy. Jim died in 1975 and Ron in 1992. Howard taught in several Haverhill schools and ended his career as Principal of the Haverhill Academy Junior High School. After retirement, Howard and Dot did volunteer work for a number of years. Over the years, he has been a member of the Grange, the Haverhill Memorial VFW Post #5245 of North Haverhill, NH, and of the Grafton-Kane Lodge #46 of North Haverhill, the Haverhill Historical Society, the Haverhill Budget Committee and Zoning Board, and a member and former trustee of the First Congregational Church of Haverhill. The family would like to recognize the people of Haverhill and the surrounding towns for their great help with Ron and Jim throughout their lives. Along with his sons, James and Ronald, he was predeceased by a brother Richard Evans. Howard is survived by his wife of nearly 65 years, Doris Yeaton Evans of Haverhill; their daughter, Sandra C. Niven and husband Richard of Nashua, NH ; two grandchildren, Siamara and Harper Niven; a sister Lucille Tuttle of Altus, OK; a brother Donald Evans and wife Priscilla of Plymouth, NH; numerous sisters and brothers in law, several nieces and nephews, and cousins. At Howard’s request there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Sunday, May 19th, at 2 PM in the Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, NH. Rev. David Norling of the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to either the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC, PO Box 102, Haverhill, NH 03765, or to North Country Home Health & Hospice, 568 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561.
, 78, died unexpectedly May 11, 2013 at his home in Newbury. He was born in Rutland, VT, June 27, 1934, a son of Arthur Sullivan and Susan (Boyd) Longley. Sam was a dairy farmer who, for 21 years, worked for Paul Gallerani in Bradford purchasing cattle across Vermont and New Hampshire. He later farmed for Don Moore and then at the Kempton Farm in Peacham, VT. For the past several years he milked for Richard Morris on the Gamblin Farm in Haverhill. Recently, he served as a volunteer with RCT Transportation out of St. Johnsbury, VT. Sam was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He enjoyed camping, watching old Western movies, vegetable gardening, and going out to eat with family and friends, especially at family gatherings. Sam was first married to Marjorie Moses and she predeceased him in 1999. He was also predeceased by two daughters Linda Manning and Darla Longley and a sister Mary. Survivors include his wife Valerie Longley of Newbury, to whom he was married on August 12, 2000; three daughters, Roxanna Paige and husband Logan of Thetford Center, VT, Frances Gomez and husband David of Yucca Valley, CA, Lisa Harris and husband Randy of Piermont, NH; two sons, Glenn Longley and wife Patricia of Waterford, VT and Todd Longley and wife Cindy of Springfield, NH; eleven grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; six sisters, Anna, Faustina, Neola, Beatrice, Bonnie and Loretta; three brothers, Howell, Raymond, and Leighton; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, May 15, from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. In keeping with Sam s wishes, burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
, 88, died peacefully surrounded by his family at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center, St. Johnsbury, VT on Monday, May 13, 2013. Ross was born in Knowlton, Quebec on March 4, 1925, to Gerald & Harriet (Wright) Davis. He married Patricia Benoit on May 4, 1943. He moved to Attleboro, MA in 1948 when he was taken under the wing of his Uncle Doug, who was in the construction business and taught him the building trade. Upon his uncle s death in the mid 1950 s, Ross started his own thriving construction business until moving to Barnet, VT in 1977. In Barnet, he worked for various building contractors as well as being a self employed carpenter until his retirement in the late 1990 s. Ross was an avid oil and acrylic painter of nature scenes, completing many paintings that had been commissioned. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and gardening. Ross volunteered his time and loved to help others in need. He was a former member of the Barnet Zoning Board. He was predeceased by his wife Patricia Benoit Davis on March 10, 2002 and by two brothers, Murray Davis and Lloyd Davis. He is survived by two sons, Allan Davis and companion Sandy Hatley of Barnet and Dana Davis and wife Dale Koehler of Norton, MA; his daughter-in-law, Sandra Davis of St. Johnsbury, VT; three grandchildren, Sherri Bearce and husband Wayne of Barnet, Scott Davis and wife Tammi of Barnet, and Beth Lindstrom of Cabot, VT; ten great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Welch of Sharpsboro, GA; a brother, Carroll Davis of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Thursday, May 16 from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. There will be a graveside service at the McIndoe Falls Cemetery, McIndoe Falls,VT on Friday, May 17, at 3 PM.
, 61, died unexpectedly May 13, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Rahway, NJ, the son of Harry and Bertha (Welch) Minnick. Wayne is the former owner of The Way We Were Outlet Store in Woodsville, and was an active member of the Cohase Lions Club and also active with community events, such as the Woodsville - Wells River 4th of July celebration. Survivors include two sisters and their families. There are no services being planned locally. Wayne will be buried in the family plot in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, NJ.
, 89, formerly of Mountain Road, died on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at Morrison Nursing Home in Whitefield, NH. Edmond was born on the Hancock Meadows in Bath, NH on October 29, 1923, one of eleven living children to Senai and Eva (Girard) Grenier. Edmond worked for the Boston and Maine Railroad prior to entering the US Army in which he served from 1942 to 1949. Edmond s Basic Training and Cavalry Training was at Fort Riley, KS. He then went to Alaska with the 714 Railway Operating Battalion. Later he received Military Police training at Fort Sam Houston and was sent to France with the 386 Military Police Battalion and finally to Yokohama, Japan with the 8th Army Headquarters in the Bank of Japan. Following his Honorable Discharge, he worked for the A&P in Woodsville before being transferred to the Whitefield store. Later he was employed by Butson s Supermarket and Norton Pike. He was a member of St. Matthew s Catholic Church in Whitefield, a member of the Holy Name Society, and served as an usher. He also belonged to the Lions Club and to the Rod and Gun Club. He was a charter member of VFW Post # 10675 and a member of the American Legion, both in Whitefield. He was predeceased by a son, Vincent Edmond Grenier on April 22, 2002; three brothers, Maurice, Ralph, and Leo Grenier; four sisters, Ann Lee, Jeanette Ross, Lucille Taylor, and Libby. He is survived by his wife, Th r se Delima (Poulin) Grenier, to whom he was married on February 18, 1950; two daughters, Christine Riley and husband Chuck of San Juan Capistrano, CA and Andree Aicardi and husband Bill of Northumberland, NH; three grandchildren, Shawn Grenier, Damian Mirello, and Matthew Grenier; three sisters, Doris Amstein of Winooski, VT, Dora Gordon of North Woodstock, NH, and Laurianne Phetteplace of North Haverhill, NH; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 11 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH with Father Jeffrey Statz officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Bath NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Morrison Nursing Home, 6 Terrace Street, Whitefield, NH 03598.
, 105, passed peacefully to be with her Lord Jesus, on May 18, 2013, at her daughter s home in Glastonbury, CT. Doris was born in Ryegate on February 3, 1908, to Herbert and Jessie (Kingsbury) Gibson. She graduated Woodsville High School with the Class of 1927, then from the Plymouth Normal School, Class of 1931. She married Roger William Berry of Campton, NH on June 30, 1934, at the Gibson homestead in Ryegate. After raising her children, she continued her career as a remedial reading teacher at the Peacham Academy and the Newbury schools in Vermont. Doris was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church (Coventors) attending the Walter Harvey Meeting House in Mosquitoville. She also belonged to Gideon s International and the Ryegate Corner Presbyterian Church Women s Fellowship and Ryegate Home Dem. She was the oldest living Ryegate resident and therefore, holder of the Boston Post Cane. Doris was predeceased by her husband Roger Berry on June 24, 1996; her daughter-in-law Patricia Gould Berry; and by her siblings May, Maurice and Ruth. She is survived by her children, Priscilla J. Berry Blanchard and husband David of Glastonbury, CT and Wayne S. Berry and friend Leona of Essex Jct., VT; three grandchildren, Yvonne Schraml and husband Joseph, Timothy Berry and friend Bernice, and Scott Berry and wife Valarie; four great grandchildren, Joseph Schraml II and wife Monique, Katelyn Schraml, Alyssa Berry and Amanda Berry; two great great grandchildren, Kaeden and Bently Schraml; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. A funeral service will be on Saturday, May 25 at 11 AM at the Ryegate Corner Presbyterian Church with burial following in the Blue Mountain Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryegate Corner Presbyterian Church, c/o Mrs. Jean White, PO Box 366, Ryegate, VT 05042, for church and community needs.
, Sr., 82 of Swiftwater Road, died at his home on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Richard was born in Newark, NJ on July 29, 1930, to Rexford and Mildred (Crane) Partington. Richard served in the US Army from 1951 through 1953. He received his Basic Training in Breckenridge, KY prior to being sent to Sahnhafen, Germany with the 581st Heavy Equipment Engineers. Then he was transferred to Kaiserslauten, Germany before going to Crane School in Munich, then back to Kaiserslauten. Eventually, he was sent to France prior to his Honorable Discharge. He was a self-employed contractor, building homes on Long Island. He moved to Woodsville in 2007 from Bonita Springs, FL. He was a member of the Ross-Wood American Legion Post #20 in Woodsville, the Haverhill Memorial Post # 5234 of North Haverhill, NH, and the Moose Club. He loved dancing. Richard was predeceased by his first wife, Catherine (Neili) Partington in 1999 and by his sister Lorraine and his brother Rexford Partington, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Raymond) Partington of Woodsville, to whom he was married on April 16, 2000. He is also survived by his daughter, Elaine R. Geitling of Costa Rica and two sons, Richard J. Partington, Jr. of California and James Partington of North Carolina; three step-children, Paula Bliven of Springfield, VT, Jeffrey Cowell of Woodsville, and Prudy Kaiser of Bath, NH; several grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. There will be a memorial service at the Ross-Wood American Legion Post #20, 4 Ammonoosuc Street, Woodsville, NH on Saturday, June 8th at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Country Home Health and Hospice, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561.
, 56, of Stinson Lake Road, died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at his home. He was born in Newton, MA, November 22, 1956, the son of Roy Ferguson and Muriel (Hackett) Reed. Chip attended the University of Massachusetts for Business and University of New Hampshire for Forestry. He was a self employed electrician for many years. He was predeceased by his son, Ian Reed in 2000 and his father, Roy Ferguson Reed on November 3, 2012. Survivors include his mother, Muriel Reed of Bath, NH; his son, Evan Reed of NH; a sister, Lynne Reed of St. Augustine, FL; a brother, Robert Reed of Edgewater, FL; and a friend, Beth Lowe of Rumney, NH; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. A private service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
, 76, Entrepreneur, Financial Consultant, and Propane Distributor, of North Haverhill, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday, May 23, 2013 at his home. For the past several years he was the Chairman of the Board of Patten s Gas, a wholesale and retail business service the Northeastern Untied States. He also was Chairman of the Board of Upper Valley Commercial Corporation, a financial institution serving the Northeast. Born in North Haverhill, a son of Parke J., and Hazel (Munzey) Patten in 1936, he had been active in all types of fund raising and served on the boards of different organizations. In 1957 he joined the Cohase Lions Club and was elected that organizations youngest District Governor in 1967. In addition to his Lions club work; he served as the Cottage Hospital Board Chairman, served on the Board of Directors of several corporations, among them, National L.P. Gas Association, a past master of Grafton Lodge # 46 F&AM, as well as a 32 degree mason, and member of Bektash Shrine Temple, Concord, NH. He also served as president of the Haverhill Academy Corporation for many years. He was a member of the North Haverhill United Methodist Church, and the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC, where he served as Trustee and financial counselor. Family members include his wife, Alfa M. Patten, his son David E. Patten and Kimberly D. Hines, of Piermont, NH, Madison, Christopher, and Forrest Brock of Bradford, VT; his daughter Deanna P. Mitchell and husband Guy S. of York, ME, and grandsons Jackson S. Mitchell of North Haverhill, and Marcus S. Mitchell of York, ME. Also Gary and Joanie Gautreau of Palm City, FL, Crystal and Ryan Farr of Hanover, NH, Nicholas and Michelle Lorusso of Conway, SC, Jeffrey, Darlene, and Zachary Gautreau of Thetford, VT, Trisha, Jared, and Walter Shipman of Piermont, NH, and Renee, Trent, Joshua, and Austin Palmer of Stuart, FL, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Nancy Thornton, and brothers Carl, Richard, and Jim, and a son in law David E. Farr. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held in the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC, 122 School Street, Haverhill, NH on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 2 PM. The Rev. David Norling, pastor will officiate. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC, Building Fund, PO Box 102, Haverhill, NH 03765.
, 63, of Perkins Place, passed away unexpectedly after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH. She was born in Lynn, MA, June 27, 1949, the daughter of Charles and Marion (Spinney) Hersey. Jo-Ann graduated from Lynn English High School, Lynn,MA, Class of 1967. She married Richard B. Dick Mallett on March 16, 1968. They lived in Lynn until 1973 when they moved, first to Pike, NH, and later to Woodsville. Jo-Ann worked as an inspector at the former Burndy Company in North Haverhill, NH and also in Mexico. She was a former manager of the Woodsville Cumberland Farms convenience store, and later worked for Copeland Furniture in Bradford and has most recently worked at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Woodsville. Jo-Ann enjoyed doing puzzles, and completing Sudoku puzzles, but most enjoyed spending time with her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Richard B. Dick Mallett on August 3, 2011, as- well-as, a sister Beverly Melanson, and two brothers, Kenneth and David Hersey. Survivors include her two children, Kristina Tibbits and husband Shane of Pike, NH and Richard B. Mallett, Jr. of Piermont, NH; four grandchildren, Alicia Brooks and husband Zach of Pike, Katie Tibbits of Pike, Brian and Mariah Mallett both of Woodsville; and two great grandchildren, Brooke Thompson and Owen Brooks; three sisters, Sandy Quinn, Charlotte Jackson, and Doris Hersey; two brothers, Frederick and John Hersey; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Monday, June 17th, at 11 AM, at the Pine Grove Cemetery, Swiftwater Road, Woodsville, NH. Memorial contributions can be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer North, 1080 Hospital Drive, PO Box 905, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
,91, died May 31, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill. He was born in Cambridge, MA, July 4, 1921, a son of Ernest and Mary (Penney) Roden. John enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in 1941 and was eventually stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hickam Field, and was a survivor of the Japanese air strikes on Hawaii. He later served as a turret gunner in a bomber in the 22nd Material Bombardment Squad. Following his discharge on July 5, 1945 he returned to the States and became a special officer in Pelham, NH and soon after, a full time police officer in Hudson, NH. In the early 1950 s he was named the Chief of Police in Lisbon, then Chief in Hampton, NH, where he received national accord for his handling of the 1965 Hampton Beach riots. While serving as Chief in Hampton, the department became the first force in New Hampshire to use dogs. He returned to the North Country as Chief of the Haverhill, NH Police Department. He left law enforcement for a few short years, when, along with his wife Barbara, they owned and operated the Pike General Store. He returned to law enforcement by accepting the job as Chief in Bartlett, NH retiring in 1987. He then worked at the Intervale Rest Area for several years. Following this retirement and his return to this area, he served as a bailiff in the Haverhill and Hanover District Courts. In all, John served more than 40 years in law enforcement. John is a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association, Ross-Wood American Legion Post # 20 of Woodsville, the Haverhill Memorial Post #5245 of theVeterans of Foreign Wars, and Grafton Kane Lodge # 46 F&AM of North Haverhill. He is also a life member of the New Hampshire Chiefs of Police Association and Retired Law Officers Association. He married the former Barbara Atwood on March 6, 1948, and she predeceased him on February 5, 1997. He was also predeceased by a son, John A. Jack Roden, Jr. on April 3, 2003, and a brother, Rev. Thomas Roden. Survivors include three sons, Scott and wife Diana of Benton, NH, Jeffrey Roden and wife Katie of North Conway, NH, and Bradley Roden of Benton, NH; six grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Thursday, June 6th at 1 PM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Pastor Susan Ellery, officiating. A private burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Woodsville at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, Division of Development, 901 E Street NW, Suite 100, Washington DC 20004-2025.
, 90, of Snake Road, died on Monday, June 2, 2013 at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital in Windsor, VT. Robert was born in Boston, MA on January 31, 1923, to Elmer Eric and Ethel Maud (Winch) Erickson. He graduated from Watertown High School, Class of 1941 and from the Mass. Maritime Academy, Class of 1943. He was one of the youngest instructors at the Academy, teaching celestial navigation. He served in the US Navy from December 27, 1943 through January 10, 1946 and was honorably discharged with a rank of Lieutenant (JG). Following his time in the service, he worked for New England Telephone, becoming a computer systems analyst in the early 1960 s. Robert and his wife, the former Margaret McAnally, to whom he was married on June 27, 1945, lived in Watertown, MA for nearly fifty years before moving to West Newbury twenty years ago. He was a member of the West Newbury Congregational Church, the Rotary Club, the Mass. Maritime Alumni Association, and the Yankee Male Chorus. He was active with both the Orange East Senior Center in Bradford, VT and the Horse Meadow Senior Center in North Haverhill, NH and helped assemble Thanksgiving and Christmas meals in the Newbury and Bradford area. He participated in the Paddle the Border events. He was an avid traveler, criss-crossing the country while camping, several times. He loved nature, hiking, and being with his family. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret Erickson on January 23, 2006, and his son David Alan Erickson in October 1952. He is survived by three daughters, Nancy Beloungie and husband Lance of Caribou, ME, Judy Robinson and husband David of Saxtons River, VT, and Janet Erickson and partner Greg Brickman of Sausalito, CA; one son, Steve Erickson and wife Jeanne of Warren, NH; five grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Hirtle and husband Bert of Alexandria, NH; a brother, Alan Erickson and wife June of Weston, MA; and nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Saturday, June 8 from 4-6 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A memorial service will be on Monday, June 10 at 1 PM at the West Newbury Congregational Church, with Rev. Cynthia Batten officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to either the West Newbury Congregational Church, PO Box 83, West Newbury, VT 05085 or to the Mass Maritime Academy, 101 Academy Drive, Buzzards Bay, MA 02532.
, 86, of Kenyon Road, died on Monday, June 3, 2013, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Pauline was born in Topsham, VT on January 13, 1927, to Clayton and Elva (Darling) Ordway. She was a graduate of the Bradford Academy s Class of 1945. On June 20, 1945, she married William A. Clark. She began her working career as a bookkeeper for Whiting s Dairy in Bradford. Pauline and William farmed together in Fairlee, VT from 1950-1962. Then they operated Clark s Store on Route 25C in Bradford from 1962-1978. Following that, Pauline was a bookkeeper for Martin Carrier Building Contractors, also of Bradford. Pauline was a member of the East Corinth Congregational Church where she was the organist for several years. She loved babysitting her grandchildren. She enjoyed playing board games, such as Dominoes, Yahtzee, and Skipbo, and watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, with her family. When taking walks, she loved the surrounding nature and would identify trees, flowers, and birds. She would also pick up unusually colored or shaped rocks for her collection. She could fix anything from plumbing issues to electrical problems. Pauline was determined that her family would be well-educated. She was predeceased by her husband, William Clark on September 1, 2000. She is survived by four daughters, Linda E. Welch of Bradford, Janice M. Lawyer and husband Carl of Huntington, VT, Penelope C. Carrier of Bradford, and Arline C. Stocking and husband Steven of Fairlee; one son, Stephen W. Clark and wife Patricia of Newbury, VT; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Carignan of Poultney, VT; a brother, Franklin Ordway of East Corinth; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Saturday, June 8, at 11 AM, in the East Corinth Congregational Church with Rev. Michael Caldwell, officiating. Burial will follow in the Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the East Corinth Congregational Church, PO Box 1086, East Corinth, VT 05040-1086.
, 88, of Lake Tarleton Road, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH after a period of declining health. Born in Wentworth, NH on February 23, 1925 to C. Earl Gove and Beatrice M. (Downing) Gove. Graduated from Plymouth High School in 1943 and Plymouth Teachers College in 1946. Married Richard A. Pike of Warren, NH on December 27, 1946. Taught 1st and 2nd grade at Warren Elementary School for 32 years, retiring in 1980. 65 year member of the Pythian Sisters in Warren, NH and was Grand Pianist of the Grand Temple for many years. Survivors: a son Richard M. Pike and wife Sandra, Wentworth, NH; twin brothers Floyd Gove and William Gove and wife Virginia of Wentworth, NH; two granddaughters, Marla Pike and Bill of Epsom, NH and Hillary Fleckenstein and husband Bill of Merrimack, NH; a grandson, Brandon Pike and wife Stephanie of Auburn, NH; six great grandchildren, Rochelle and Hunter Briggeman, Jordan and Hanna Fleckenstein, Axel James, and Eva Jane Pike; and a niece and nephews. Predeceased by her husband Richard A. Pike, January 29, 1997. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service for family and friends will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013 in the Warren Village Cemetery at 11:00 AM with Rev. David Moore, pastor of the Warren United Methodist Church officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Methodist Church of Warren, 5 School Street, Warren, NH 03279
North Haverhill, NH – Robert Gustavus Pennington
, 90, died on Monday, June 10, 2013 at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, NH. He was born in Boston, MA, June 19, 1922, the son of Robert Gordon and Esther Emma (Hoff) Pennington. Robert served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a salesman in the Camera Department of Jordan Marsh in downtown Boston before retirement. Bob moved to Woodsville, NH in 1985 with his wife Lenore from Jamaica Plain, MA. He volunteered at Cottage Hospital and Grafton County Nursing Home. He also delivered Meals on Wheels and read to preschool children at the Woodsville Library. He was predeceased by his wife Lenore Helen (Bates) Pennington on February 17, 1999 and a grandson, Eric Pennington on March 15, 1979. Survivors include his son, Carl Pennington and wife Linda of Kokomo, IN; two grandchildren, Mark Pennington of Lafayette, IN and Rebecca Pennington of Kokomo, IN; four great grandchildren; and a sister, Louise Hulbert of Winchester, MA. There will be no calling hours. A private family service will be held at a later date at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, 69, of Town Farm Road, died unexpectedly on June 11, 2013 at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH. Gene was born in Hanover, NH on April 19, 1944, to Eric E. and Laura V. (Chamberlin) Piper. Gene graduated from Newbury High School, Class of 1962 as President of both his class and of the FFA. Following three years in the US Army, he worked as a building contractor in the Upper Valley from the mid 1970’s through the 1980’s. He then started E. H. Piper Trucking Company in Bradford. A true outdoorsman, Gene loved hunting, fishing, boating, and waterskiing. Gene was known as a man of great integrity, his word was his bond, his work ethic was unmatched, and he has set the bar high for his family to follow. He was a selfless, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was predeceased by his mother Laura Piper on December 20, 2003 and by his father Eric Piper on February 8, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Bernice (Gendron) Piper, of Bradford, to whom he was married on December 19, 1969. Also surviving him is his son, Neil Piper of Bradford; two grandsons, Andrew Piper, currently serving in the US Army at Fort Drum, NY and Kyle Piper, a Junior at Lyndon State College; two sisters, Elsie L. Haradon and husband Bob of Newbury, and Vesta J. Phillips and husband Ron of Summerfield, FL; two brothers, Lee P. Piper and wife Debbie of Ryegate, VT and E. Dean Piper and wife Ann of Windsor, VT; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 11 AM at the First Congregational Church of Newbury, 4915 Main Street South, Newbury, VT, with Rev. David Pruitt, officiating. Burial will be in the Sawyer Cemetery, Bradford. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.
, 58, of Woodsville Road, died at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston, MA on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Kathy was born in Presque Isle, ME on April 15, 1955, to James and Frances (Lewis) Gagnon. She was a graduate of Presque Isle High School. She married Bradley Scott McClintock on July 31, 1982. Over the years, Kathy worked for various insurance agencies in the local area including the former Spear Merrill Agency, Poulos Insurance, Hadlock Insurance, and the H.J. Graham Agency. She also served as the Administrative Assistant for the Town of Monroe. As a breast cancer survivor, Kathy volunteered and provided support to many who were experiencing breast cancer. She enjoyed caring for her flower gardens and her home. Most of all she loved being with her grandchildren and her family. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Frances Gagnon. She is survived by her husband of nearly 31 years, Brad McClintock of Monroe; a daughter, Crystal McClintock and companion Matthew Smith of North Haverhill, NH; a son, Brandon McClintock and companion Karalee George of North Haverhill; six grandchildren, Emma, Madison, Gracie, Gavin, Owen, and Brody; four sisters, Gloria of Caribou, ME and Linda, Holly, and Colleen all of Presque Isle; three brothers, Ronald, Reginald, and Roger all of Presque Isle; and nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Sunday, June 16, from 1-3 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A graveside service will be on Monday, June 17th, at 11 AM in the Monroe Village Cemetery, Plains Road, Monroe. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701 or to Tufts Medical Center Trust, 800 Washington Street, Tufts Medical Center #231, Boston, MA 02111.
, 80, died on Friday Morning, June 14, 2013 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. An hour of calling time will be on Thursday, June 20 from 10-11 AM at the Rumney Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 11 AM with Pastor Dan Bowers, officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery.
, 56, died Saturday, June 15, 2013 suddenly at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH He was born in Southampton, Long Island, New York on June 8, 1957. He graduated from Woodsville High School, class of 1975. He worked at Duds Atlantic in Woodsville. He was Road Agent for Bath, NH for 16 years. He leaves behind a job he loved at Mountain Milk and all his beloved extended family of farmers. He is predeceased by his father, David Lees. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 36 years, Deborah Lees. His mother, Lillian Lees of Bristol, NH. His father ad mother in law Norman and Rosalie Aldrich of Newbury, VT. His sister Kathy Troy and husband Jerry of Bath, brother Wayne Lees and wife Belinda of North Haverhill, sister Cynthia Marsh and husband Harry of Bristol, sister Mary Coathup and husband Robert of Barnet, VT. His brothers-in-law Clifton Aldrich of North Haverhill, John Aldrich and wife Linda of Bath, Virgil Aldrich of Newbury, VT. He also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, and cousins and many friends. Per John's wishes there will be no services. In John's memory he wishes people to "pay it forward", be kind to one another and help someone in need.
, 79, of Powder Spring Road, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Hanover Terrace home in Hanover, NH on Sunday, June 16, 2013, after several years of declining health. Frances was born on May 30, 1934, in Woodsville, NH, the daughter of Elmer C. and Vera (Shields) Frost. She graduated from Groton High School in 1952 and from Providence-Barrington Bible College in Providence, RI in 1956 with a degree in music. Following graduation, she taught music in several area schools for a few years, and also taught private piano lessons to numerous area children. On August 28, 1957, Frances married Warren B. Tripp. After living in Barre, VT for 27 years, they moved to Groton in 1989. During her lifetime, Frances was a church organist or pianist in several churches she attended. In addition to her love for music, Frances loved young children and taught them of the love of Jesus and His plan of salvation in Sunday School classes and Beginner Church programs in the churches she attended. She also greatly enjoyed the varied wildlife that she was able to watch from their Groton home. She was predeceased by her parents and by one sister, Elaine Fiske, as well as two brothers-in-law, Kenneth Fiske and Pearl Ricker. She is survived by her husband, Warren Tripp of Groton; their daughter, Martha Hudson and husband Steven of Gaithersburg, MD; and three grandchildren, Nicholas Hudson and wife Amanda, Brian Hudson and wife Esther, and Amy Hudson. These grandchildren brought her great joy as she followed their accomplishments. She is also survived by a sister, Evelyn Ricker and by a brother, E. Charles Frost and wife Diane, all of Groton and by numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Friday, June 21 at 1 PM at the Calvary Baptist Church, 20 Elm Street, Woodsville with Pastor Dan Chamberland, officiating. A private burial will be in Groton Village Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 20 Elm Street, Woodsville, NH 03785.