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, died peacefully on Saturday April 23, 2016 at Brookside Nursing Home. She was 87. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon for many years. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, loved her pets and being with her family.
Marjorie was predeceased by her husband George in 2014, her mother Helen Hurlburt, four brothers Edward, Francis, Robert and Douglas Hurlburt, and a sister Dorothy Henderson. She is survived by her daughter Dorothy Oaks-Schmitt and husband Al, grandsons Bobby Oakes and wife Patty, John Oakes and wife Carin, great granddaughters Jennifer Labbie and husband Todd and Brittany Mathers, great grandsons Bobby Oakes Jr., Dylan Oakes and JT Mathers, three great great granddaughters Madison and Brenna Labbie and Grace Stark. She had many nieces and nephews. Marjorie always appreciated Sandi Eaton for her love and dedication.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Thursday April 28, 2016 for a calling hour from 10 to 11 am. Her funeral will begin at 11am at the funeral home; burial will follow in the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon, NH.
, 85, a lifelong area resident passed away Monday February 8, 2016. She was born on December 17, 1930 in Lebanon to the late Merrill & Yvonne (Dion) Dube. She attended Lebanon Schools and was married to Robert E. Aldrich on January 3, 1948 and they began their family. She worked as a machine attendant at the Baltic Mill in Enfield, as a stitcher for Carter & Churchill and retired after twenty years of service from Split Ball Bearing as a passivaitor. She enjoyed reading, sewing and quilting. Alice always loved to visit with others.
She is survived by her six children, Billy Aldrich of Orford, Henry Aldrich of Plainfield, Louise Langley of Enfield, Yvonne Aldrich of Copenhagen, NY, Patty Stout of WRJ., VT, Sally Conrad of Grafton, two sisters Theresa Stone and Blanche Clark both of Lebanon several grandchildren and great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews
She was predeceased by her husband Robert E. Aldrich of 68 years, just a month ago. It was said that she died of a broken heart, three sisters Oregine Clark, Noellia Lajoye and Phyllis Dube, five brothers Arthur Dube, William Dube, Medric Dube, Raymond Dube and George Dube.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Friday February 12, 2016 from 1 -3 pm and again from 5 -7 pm. At 3 pm there will be a brief prayer service. A graveside service will be announced in the spring.
, 91, formerly of Lebanon, passed away Wednesday January 6, 2016. He was born in Lebanon to the late Edgar & Belva (Kimball) Aldrich. Bob attended Lebanon Schools and served in the Army during WW II, following his honorable discharge he returned home where he began driving truck for DeCato Brother Trucking. His next employment was second shift boss at the Baltic Woolen Mill in Enfield and later retired from the City of Lebanon water department in 1986 after twenty years of service. He was a life time member of the Grafton County Fish & Game Club. Bob enjoyed puzzles, quilting and making garden figurines.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Alice J. (Dube) Aldrich of Enfield, he had six children, Billy Aldrich of Orford, Henry Aldrich of Plainfield, Louise Langley of Enfield, Yvonne Aldrich of Copenhagen, NY, Patty Stout of WRJ., VT, Sally Conrad of Grafton, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers Roger, John & Lawrence Aldrich; his surviving step sisters Dorothy, Hazel, Gladys, Jeanette & Peavey.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Wednesday January 13, 2016 from 1-3 and again from 5-7 for memorial calling hours. A graveside service will be announced in the spring.
, 74, of Ormond Beach Florida past away at the Florida Hospital on Saturday December 31, 2016 from complications of Lung Cancer. She was born on October 8, 1942 in Three Rivers Mass to Wilbrod & Marie (Sausville) Gagner while on vacation. She grew up in Lebanon, being known as one of the West Street Girls.
She's was an active member of the Scared Heart Church. She received the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, the eucharist as well as marriage. She attended Sacred Heart School and Lebanon High School. She married Richard J. Avery Sr. on September 1, 1962 and celebrated their 50 year anniversary with their children, grandchildren and many of their wedding party in 2012. They retired two years ago to Ormond Beach FL from Cornish Flat NH.
Her greatest blessings in life were her children and grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she leaves behind Lori Avery and her partner Jay Fountain of Grantham NH, Richard Avery Jr and his wife Kerry of Plymouth MN, Barbara LaBounty & her husband Troy of West Palm Beach FL. Her grandchildren, her pride and joy, Ryan Avery Follensbee & his wife Maryam, Annika and Chase Avery and Ariana LaBounty. She also leaves behind her former son-in- law, Kevin Follensbee of Lebanon NH, special friend Rita Bannister of Ormond Beach Fl and her beloved cousins Donnie and Lil Johnston and Cheryl and Greg Everett of Flagler County.
Janet was best known in Cornish for her role in promoting skiing. For 16 years she was Chair of the PTO Ski Program. If a child wanted to learn how to ski, she found a way, even if it was from her own pocket. It was well know on Fridays that when the ski bus pulled out of the school yard so did 90 percent of the children. In 1988 she was one of five recipients of the NH School Volunteer Program for her "outstanding volunteer work". Perhaps this is one of her greatest legacies, no matter who was in need, she was always there to help out. She was known to put many miles on her car each year attending her kids and grand kids sporting, school and scouting events.
From 1986 to 2004 she worked at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, many will remember her as the Catering Director, pushing her carts up and down the hallways, setting up for luncheons and dinners. She would often talk about the day she broke her pedometer after walking "only" 15 miles. Janet loved Thomas Kincade, Princess Diana, Cardinals and QVC! She had a great sense of humor and loved a good practical joke, usually shared with her cousin Donnie.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon. Janet’s final resting place will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lebanon NH. Service dates and times will be published later this summer.
born on November 7, 1932, died December 26, 2016. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, he graduated from Kimball Union Academy in 1950 where he was a member of the football, lacrosse and ski (downhill, x-country, jumping) teams. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 where he played varsity lacrosse for three years and was a member of the Owl and Hasty Pudding Clubs. In 1955 he married Lola Fortmiller. While in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956, he was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany as a member of the 10th Mountain Division. Skip worked for Polaroid Corporation from 1961-1988 as a senior engineering manager. For 40 years, Juniper Farm was his home on Newton Street in Weston, MA. He took an early retirement in 1988 and soon after sold Round Shot Panoramic Cameras. He had many happy days cruising the Maine Coast with his family on "Drifter," his grandfather’s 30-foot Chris Craft. Skip was an avid skier, bicyclist, sailor and rower. He ski raced in the New England Masters circuit, was a long-term trustee of the New England Ski Museum and was a past president of the Ski Club Hocheberge, both in Franconia, NH. Skip enjoyed many ski trips across North America and throughout Europe, a favorite destination being Maria Saalen, in Northern Italy. His sailing adventures included racing One Designs in Boothbay Harbor where he summered for many years, establishing the junior program at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club and sailing twice across the Atlantic as navigator on a 36-foot boat. He loved rowing in his single shell, "Lola" and rowed in the Master’s class in the Head of the Charles Regatta for several years. He was a former member of the Board of Old North Church in Canaan, NH, and remained on the Canaan Historic Commission. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lola, his daughters Christie Hallowell (husband Barney) of North Haven, ME and Betsy Baldwin of Brighton, MA, and sons Chuck of Orange, NH and Peter (wife Jona) of Bow, NH, 4 grandchildren Leta, Maddie, Alexandra, and Carter and 4 step-grandchildren Amanda, Jessie, Zach & Sam Hallowell, and sister Beverley McCoid. He was predeceased by his brother John M. Baldwin. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Kimball Union Academy of Meriden, NH or the New England Ski Museum in Franconia, NH in Skip’s memory. A remembrance ceremony will be held in the spring.
, 71, of Lebanon, NH, died July 29, 2016, surrounded by loving family at his home on Turkey Ridge Farm after a brief battle with cancer.
He was born April 11, 1945, in Washington, D.C., the son of Louis and Carmela Errigo Balestra. Dr. Balestra graduated third in the honors class at Gonzaga College High School in 1963, then attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, on academic and U.S. Air force ROTC scholarships and from which he graduated cum laude in 1967. Dr. Balestra also served as a reservist in the U.S. Air Force. During his senior year at Holy Cross, he met his beloved wife of 48 years, Dr. Suellen Tucker Balestra.
Dr. Balestra first matriculated to Dartmouth Medical School in 1967, then in 1968 performed laboratory research at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology followed by three years of research at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH, Bethesda, MD, before returning to Dartmouth Medical School from which he graduated in 1974.
After completing his residency in Internal Medicine in Providence, RI, Dr. Balestra and his wife moved back to the Upper Valley. He completed a year of Fellowship training in Clinical Pathology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover (Lebanon). From 1978-2000, Dr. Balestra practiced clinical medicine at the White River Junction, VT, Medical and Regional Office Center and also served as Associate Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, at Dartmouth Medical School. In 1988, he became certified in Geriatric Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Family Practice.
At the White River Junction VA, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Dartmouth College Dr. Balestra was a member of numerous administrative committees such as the Clinical Executive Board, DVA, 1994-2000, Admissions, Medicine Internship Selection, and Research. He was cited separately in 1993 and 1994 for his contributions to VA Research and the VA Cooperative Studies Program, and in 1996 by Dartmouth Medical School for his teaching contributions to House Staff and medical students.
Dr. Balestra served as a City Councilman of Lebanon from 2001-2005, and worked hard to conserve historic structures and open land.
In 2000, Dr. Balestra retired for health reasons, but until the time of his death had continued active volunteer research collaborations, mainly with VA colleagues, resulting in several publications.
Besides medicine and biomedical research, he was passionate about sports and possessed a natural talent for golf, tennis, football, and basketball. Dr. Balestra was an avid and loyal Washington Redskins fan throughout his life and also enjoyed college football. His interests included antiques of all sorts such as furniture, paintings, and tools. Dr. Balestra had a fondness for maintaining the family farm, for sports cars even though he did not own one, an occasional Manhattan, Aretha Franklin, and dancing. He especially enjoyed the company of his family and friends, and loved to discuss politics and sports with them while injecting his sharp wit and keen observations in the most charming and endearing ways. Dr. Balestra was much-loved by his family and friends and will be sorely missed and never forgotten.
In addition to his wife Suellen, Dr. Balestra is survived by his sister Adeline Balestra Rieger of Upper Marlboro, MD, and many dear brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.
A celebration of Dr. Balestra’s life is being planned at the family farm for September. In lieu of memorial flowers, donations in his memory can be made to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for VT and NH, P. O. Box 881, Brattleboro, VT 05302.
, 78, passed away Wednesday September 14, 2016 surrounded by her family. She was born in Bath Maine to the late Robert & Cordelia (Wallace) Maines on May 25, 1938. She attended schools in Maine and at the age of 18 she moved to New Hampshire. She met and later married Charles C. Barnum on December 17, 1957. They settled in Canaan where they began their family and later moved to Orange. Frances was a dedicated employee of Split Ball Bearing, retiring after 43 years of service. She very much enjoyed being a wife, mother, and grandmother taking great care of her family. She created wonderful memories as a young family with Charles at their cottage on Tewksbury pond, and later in life with their family at camp in Pittsburg, NH.
She was predeceased by her husband Charles C. Barnum and daughter Kathleen Hutchinson.
Frances is survived by her son Richard and his wife Lee and their daughters Jessica and Emily of Taftsville, VT. Daughter Linda Bartlett and her children Jamie and Jeremy and great-granddaughter Addison. Four siblings Roger May of Orford, NH, Ann Marie Decato of Canaan, NH, Eleanor Farrington of Fryburg, ME, and Barbara Maines of Canaan, NH. Grandchildren Missy Benson, Lisa Ewing, and Vanessa Beach
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon for Frances calling hours on Sunday September 18 from 2 to 4 pm. A graveside service will be held Monday September 19th at 11 am in the Canaan Street Cemetery in Canaan, NH.
East Plainfield, NH — Beatrice (Bea) M. Beliveau
, 89, passed away Saturday June 18, 2016. She was born in Bowden, ME to the late William Williams & Elva (Rogerson) Douglass. She was raised by her father and Grandmother. She grew up and attended schools in Bath, ME. She moved to Lebanon in 1950, married Louis A. Beliveau Jr. and began their family, settling in East Plainfield where they raised their four children. Bea enjoyed her gardens, feeding the birds, and greatly appreciated the view from her back deck. She loved her home and her family. She was not one to travel far but loved returning to Maine and Gloucester MA to visit her family. For many years Bea was known for her homemade doughnuts and shared them with friends and neighbors. Bea was a caring woman, always there when there was a need. Bea entered the work force at Kimball Union Academy following her husband’s death in 1970. She retired from Kimball Union Academy in 1991. She was a past member of the Meriden Congregational Church and of the Meriden Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Later she became a member of the First Baptist church of Lebanon NH.
She is survived by her children Libbie A. Robinson and Alan of Franklin, NH, William L Beliveau of Thousand Oaks, CA, Tamara Pushee and James of Hillsboro, NH and Mark Beliveau of Lebanon, NH brothers, Alan Williams and Dot of Harpswell, ME, Larry Douglass and Nancy of Auburn, ME, Carl Douglass and Mildred of Hebron, ME and sister, Janice Lee Bolduc also of Maine, grandchildren Tracy Champagne, Jonathan Gilpatrick, Shannon Bagley, Meghan Pushee, Nicholas Beliveau, Nathaniel Pushee, six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, and infant son Michael Anthony Beliveau, a sister Josephine Wright and a brother Sonny Williams, a grandson Jason L. Beliveau and a granddaughter Hannah Louise Pushee, Bea was also preceded by her dear friend and companion of many years Harry Decato.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home of Lebanon for calling hours on Thursday June 23, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM. Beatrice’s funeral will be held on Friday, June 24 at 10 am at the First Baptist Church of Lebanon, burial will follow in the Mill Cemetery in Meriden NH.
passed away on August 11, 2016 at his home. He was born exactly 89 years earlier on August 11, 1927 the son of Wilfrid F and Yvonne Dupuis Blain. Wilfred and his wife Elizabeth Tilden Blain had resided in Enfield since their marriage 69 years ago. Wilfred graduated from Enfield High School in 1945 and served in the Merchant Marines during the closing days of WW II. He worked in the Baltic Woolen Mills as a foreman until 1970 and then as a shop supervisor at Thermal Dynamics for 20 years. After retirement he worked for 11 years as caretaker of the Oak Grove Cemetary in Enfield.
Wilfred enjoyed hunting, fishing, fly tying and gardening. Most of all he enjoyed bulding and repairing things and taking things apart to see how they worked. He was well know for his "Wil - isms" - little ingenious creations around the house. One of his favorite creations were the many wind chimes he made out of wine bottles.
Wilfred was a lifetime member of the NRA, Knights of Columbus and the Enfield Outing Club. He was predeceased by sisters Florence Selby and Jean Hall, a brother John Blain and grandson Tyler Blain. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Tilden Blain, daughters Susan E Blain and Sharon E Kiley and husband Dan of Enfield, son Stuart A Blain of Canaan and son Stephen A Blain and wife Carol of Dunnellon, Fl as well as 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Richard of Enfield, brother Francis of Melbourne, Fl and sister Yvonne Westcott of Lynchburg, VA.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday August 18, 2016 at 11 am at the St. Helena’s Catholic Church in Enfield. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.
Lebanon, NH - Patricia Ann (Leonard) Blanchard
died on May 19th after a brave battle with cancer. Patricia was born on April 3, 1947, the daughter of Lawrence H. and Blanch L. (Bassett) Leonard Sr. of Lebanon. She was predeceased by her parents, her oldest sister and brother in law Ann and
Clarence Tolbert of Lebanon, oldest brother Albert (Bert) Leonard Goffstown and brother in laws Robert Blanchard and Howard Nichols. She is survived by her husband, George R. Blanchard Sr. of Lebanon, her son George R. Blanchard Jr. of Canaan, her Daughter Brenda (Jordan) (Donald) Amendum of Cornish. She is survived by 3 brothers
Lawrence (Linda) Leonard Jr. and John (Donna) Leonard, both of Lebanon and Stanley (Linda) Leonard of Kings Mtn., NC. She is also survived by 1 sister, Delina Nichols of Canaan.
In Laws Sue Ann and Ronald Gallant of Salina, KS, Mary Lou and Val Hannah of Vero Beach, FL, and Mary Leonard of Goffstown, NH. She also leaves 4 grandsons, Patrick, Alan
and Austin(AJ) Jordan and Aaron Blanchard, a great granddaughter Jasmin Jordan. She will greatly be missed by all her nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great
great nieces and nephews and many cousins, as well as friends that are considered family. Pat retired from APD after 24 years of service. She enjoyed bingo and helped her brother Bert
raise funds for the Jaws of Life for Lebanon Fire Dept. She enjoyed many firemen conventions with her family. Later in life she enjoyed bowling with her husband, children, and grand
children. Calling hours will be Tuesday May 24, 2016 from 2-4 and again from 6-8 at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon. Pat’s graveside service will be on Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 10 am at the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon.
, 87, passed away Friday September 16, 2016. He was born in Morristown, NJ to the late Donald W. & Elsie M. (Wikoff) Boice Sr. on May 18, 1929. Donald Boice grew up and graduated from schools in Morristown. He enlisted in the Us Army, following his honorable discharge he began his career in sales. He was married to Alice McLaren in 1958 and soon began their family. During the summer of 1981 they moved their family to the Upper Valley while working for garrison Stove Company. Donald belonged to a masonic lodge, US Jaycees and the Playboy Club. His favorite sport was golf, he very much enjoyed playing also enjoyed swimming and photography. Donald was always up on political happenings and current affairs and enjoyed discussing and debating. He was most passionate about his wife, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his son Donald W. Boice III and his wife Janice of Hartford, VT and Kathy Rice and her husband Randy of Enfield, NH, Two grandchildren Tyler Boice of Hartford, VT and Alisha Boice of Hartford, VT, a sister Karen Templeton of Lakeland, FL and extended family in the Eastman community.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory in Lebanon on Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 5 to 7 pm. All are invited to a graveside service at the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon on Thursday September 22, 2016 at 11am.
, 87, passed away in Lebanon, NH on December 4th 2016 with the love of his life, Judy, by his side.
He was born in Cambridge, MA on October 12th 1929 to Leaverne Kennedy Breed and William Johnson Breed of Marblehead, MA.
Graduating from Marblehead High School in 1947, he completed a postgraduate year at Phillips Andover Academy before enrolling as a freshman at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH in 1948. At Dartmouth, he was an officer at Theta Delta Chi, participated in many extra-curricular clubs, and earned his varsity letter in both lacrosse and hockey. He graduated in 1952 with an AB Degree in business and advertising psychology, and was a member of senior honor society.
A bright entrepreneurial spirit colored many of his adventures at Dartmouth, perhaps none more than the purchase of a school bus to haul him and his classmates to ski areas across the northeast. Though a paying enterprise, the bus was more than a business - it was driven by his love of sport and people, and was indicative of the way he would pursue his life going forward.
After graduation William married Judith Rogers in August of 1952 – a decision he would often refer to as the best of his life. Their 64-year marriage was one of deep and abiding love.
After the wedding, he enlisted in the US Army, serving as an instructor in the 5th division at the Indiantown Gap, PA leadership school. He spent 21 months in Korea as a battalion officer and saw action in North Korea. He served in the reserves until 1958.
After returning from the war, he worked at Simonds Saw and Steel in Fitchburg, MA, Sylvania Lighting Division in Salem, MA, Pocahontas Fuel Company in Salem, MA and then Booma-Breed, Inc. in Swampscott, MA, where he worked alongside his father in the family business.
In 1970, he acquired the Johnson & Dix Fuel Corporation in Springfield, VT. With William T. Wessling as his co-pilot, the business adventure that he thrived on was launched, "J&D" would define his working years. "It is not enough to tell them you are good, you’d better be good".
By the year 2000, he had sat across the table from over 58 small business owners, integrating them into Johnson & Dix ‘s operations. If Bill bought your business, you knew you would get a fair deal. His personal ethic made a difficult and at times intimidating decision process easy – a testament his social skills and integrity.
Johnson & Dix was sold to Irving Oil in 2009. In typical WJB style, the most rewarding part of the business transaction was getting to know Arthur Irving better and touring him around Dartmouth, even encouraging Mr. Irving’s daughter Sarah (class of 2010) to apply. He took each and every opportunity he could to save a young person from Harvard or Yale.
He served on the board of the Petroleum Marketing Association of America from 1992 – 1994. He was Chairman and President of the New England Fuel Institute, and served on many other boards as an officer in various other industry organizations. In 1998 he was honored as one of the "Legends of Oil Heat" by the New England Fuel Institute.
He was a Director of First Twin State Bank in White River Junction, VT from 1985 to 1989, and a Director of United Bank Corp of Rutland from 1987 to 1989. He was a founding Director and Vice-Chairman of Ledyard National Bank in 1991, serving in multiple capacities until 2005.
He served in many civic roles over the years. He was Vice-President of the Marblehead, MA YMCA, Trustee of the Salem Hospital, overseer of the Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, NH, Trustee of the Montshire Museum, Norwich, VT, Treasurer of the Friends of Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, member of the Hanover, NH town finance committee from 1976 -1982, Chairman United Way of the Upper Valley 1979-1980, and President of Hanover, NH Rotary Club 1981-1982.
Bill was especially fond of David’s House in Hanover, NH, a home away from home for families of children being treated at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHAD). He was President of, in his words, "a great group of folks that raised more than enough funds" for the building of a new home on the Dartmouth-Hitchcock campus.
He was actively involved in Dartmouth Alumni activities, including the Dartmouth Alumni Council 1986-1989, Head Agent Class of ‘52 from 1986-1989 and also President / board member of several other Dartmouth Clubs and organizations over the years. In the summer of 2016, He was recognized for his active involvement in his fraternity Theta Delta Chi (which he fondly referred to as the "Boom Boom Lodge"), where served in various advisory roles over the years.
WJB loved to ski on both snow and water. He was a sailor, biker (pedal), hiker, and an earnest - if somewhat overly eager - golfer (a duffed ball resulted in his sprinting off the tee with gusto, much to the amusement of all). He was a founding member of Baker Hill Golf course in New London as well as a member of the Lake Sunapee Yacht Club.
Bill and Judy went on many travel adventures with friends and family, enjoyed shows at the Barn Playhouse in New London, NH, and avidly attended many cultural and sporting events at Dartmouth. Most of all, he appreciated people. He was the embodiment of a "people person", a man who understood that companies, colleges and families were all made of individuals who needed to be appreciated and understood. His dynamic personality, integrity, and enthusiasm touched many lives. Those who knew him were better for it.
William is survived by his wife of 64 years, Judy, his children Debra, Penny, William and David, grandchildren BJ, Kurtis, William, Sarah, Samuel, Ella and Astrid. His Brother George pre-deceased him.
The Breed family would like to extend a special thank you to Laurie Cuccinello of Sutton, NH, who has provided care and comfort for Bill and Judy over the years with dedication and grace – more than we could have hoped for.
died at home on June 15th, 2016 with his wife, Flora by his side. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 11, 1926, the youngest of six children. His parents were Henry Paul Brown, M.D. and Edith Houston Brown. He graduated from the Episcopal Academy in 1944 and enrolled in the V12 Program. Eager to serve his country and be a participant in World War II, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was assigned as a shipboard radar operator in the Pacific. Discharged from active duty in 1946, he earned a Baccalaureate Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1949. After much soul searching he decided to become a doctor and in 1956, he graduated with a Medical Degree from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. He interned at the Pennsylvania Hospital as had his father and older brother. Choosing to become a Family Practice Physician he settled in Lyme, New Hampshire and began his practice with Dr. Bill Putnam. After a year he moved to Lebanon, New Hampshire where he began his solo practice. He was affiliated with Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and was the first physician in the area to have "scheduled" office hours. In his career, spanning nearly four decades, he delivered 1839 babies. He was the first President of the New Hampshire Society of Family Practice Physicians, served on numerous boards including the Grafton County Senior Citizen Center where he was Secretary and a volunteer of "Meals on Wheels" for years. In June 2003, he received The Vaughn Award, NH State recognition for his volunteer work. He received the Lebanon Citizen of the Year in 2006. His 1944 Class was awarded the Alumni Society’s 2015 Distinguished Service Award from Episcopal Academy. He married his wife, Flora Meyer in 1997 and he said their union gave him great happiness. They were devoted and loved traveling together, reading, enjoying cultural events, and entertaining friends in their home. Tom was a joy to be around and he had a marvelous sense of humor. He enjoyed the Boston Red Sox, playing Scrabble, volunteering at the GCSSC, seeing his former patients and living the life of a small town general practitioner. He was a humble man who led a life of service to his community and family. He believed in leaving the world a better place through his actions and he will be greatly missed by all those who were privileged enough to know him. Survivors include his wife, Flora Meyer; his sister, Mrs. Charlotte Dallett of Taconic, CT; daughter Betsy Cantlin and husband Terry of Randolph Center, VT; daughter Sue Black and husband Bill of Astoria, OR and Block Island, RI; son Thomas S. Brown, Jr. and Kathy Gross of Santa Rosa, CA; stepson Dante Birch and wife Krista of Williamstown, MA; stepson Luke Birch of Lebanon, NH; grandchildren, Mora Cantlin, Eric Cantlin, Henry Black, Cori Black, Justin Brown, Alyssa Brown, and Flora Birch; and many nieces and nephews. His previous marriage to Nancy Jones ended in divorce and his second wife Antoinette Domingue died of natural causes. A special thanks to the Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice, Joan Silver, Sue Phillips-Young, and Ciara Dodge, Dr. Adam Schwarz, and Phil and Sue Clark. A celebration of his life will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 9 West Wheelock St., Hanover, NH at 11:00am on Monday, June 27th, 2016. A reception will be held after the service in the Parish Hall and private interment will follow at a later date in Maine. The family wishes that any donations be made to his favorite charities, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Main Street, Norwich, Vermont 05055 and Grafton County Senior Citizen Council, 10 Campbell Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766.
, 88, went home to be with her Lord Thursday April 7, 2016. She was born in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Clifton K. & Elizabeth M. (Woodard) Adams on August 4, 1927. She graduated from Belmont, MA High School and continued her education earning two degrees, one in Computer Science and the other in Accounting. Mildred was a voracious reader and loved to travel. Being the daughter of a career Navy officer, she had the opportunity to live all over the world, including China prior to and during WWII. Mildred retired from Nantucket Hospital following many years of dedicated service. She was a proud fifty plus year member of both the Order of Eastern Star and the Order of Amaranth of New York, and a member of the Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church. She loved playing Bingo, making crafts, thrift shopping, and visiting the Canaan Senior Center. Mildred was a very kind and generous spirted person who was always willing to help others.
Mildred is survived by, sisters, Karen Matteson of Bath NY and Grafton, NH, and Barbara Henderson (Warren) of Harvard, MA, as well as nine nieces and nephews, numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, and her four-legged Chiweenie companion, Skipper.
Mildred was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband Philip Roy Brydon, her brother Clifton Charles Adams, Sr., and her four-legged companions King and Willie.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial calling hour at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Monday April 11, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm; a memorial service will begin at 1:30 at the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Atkins officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Grafton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Friends of Grafton Library or charity of ones choice.
, 59, formerly of Canaan, NH died suddenly Sunday, November 6, 2016 at his home in Wilson, NC. He was born June 24, 1957 in Lebanon, NH to the late Angus K. and Helene H. (Ibey) Chapman.
He attended Canaan Elementary School and graduated from Mascoma Valley Regional High School in 1975. He went on to graduate from Eisenhower College (Seneca Falls, NY) in 1979 with a BA Degree, majoring in Mathematics and Sociology. After graduation, he embarked on a cross country journey, ultimately to find his heart and home in the City of Angels; Los Angeles, CA, where he lived for the next 24+ years. While in LA, he had a successful career in banking, with the last twelve years as Director of Marketing at Fannie Mae in Pasadena, before retiring in 1997. Once retired and for the next five years, he acquired his real estate license and started buying and renovating homes in LA. After leaving LA in 2003, he lived in Albuquerque, NM and Tucson AZ, where he sold real estate. In 2008, he returned to the east coast, living in New Hampshire and then eventually settling in North Carolina. There he loved working with his team as Personnel Manager at Walmart in Wilson, NC.
Angus had deep love and pride for his son, Gus and his grandson Adrian. They were his lifeblood. Angus loved music, reading, playing cribbage, backgammon, and spending time with his family and friends. His unique and witty intellect was appreciated by all that knew him. His clever streak and competitive nature combined to form a loyal and undeniably charismatic person. He was a jokester and a wonderful storyteller. He had the ability to make deep rooted friendships that lasted for decades. Most memorable for him were the annual trips to Telluride with a circle of his closest friends.
Funeral services will be held at 9AM Saturday, November 12 at Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, NH. Burial will follow in the Canaan Street Cemetery in Canaan.
Surviving are his son, Angus K. Chapman, III and grandson Adrian Angus Chapman of Phoenix, AZ, sisters, Raylene (Richard) Buttry and Rose (Mike) Johnson both of Clayton, NC, and Patricia (Donnie) Butterfield of Canaan, NH, six nieces and nephews, Jonathan Bordfeld, Melissa Bordfeld, Lance Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Molly Johnson, and Keely Alafat.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 11 at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, NH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association. one of Angus’s favorite charities.
Melba Sue Colburn of Hartford, VT peacefully passed away in her sleep at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH on the evening of May 24th, 2016. Melba was born February 6th, 1932 in Brattleboro, VT daughter to the late Elmer Hazen Davis and Catherine Russell Davis. Although she spent her early childhood in Greenfield, MA, Melba was a lifelong resident of the area, growing up in Wilder and West Lebanon and attending schools in Wilder and Hartford where she graduated in 1950. In March of 1954 she married the late Harold Richard Colburn of Lebanon, NH with whom she had one son, Michael Paul Colburn who currently resides in Enfield, NH. Melba was recently predeceased by her brother Gale Burton Davis. She has many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as a close relationship with her brother’s step-children, their children and the extended Martin family. Melba worked most of her life for local propane companies, starting with Seven States, and eventually Texgas and finally Suburban Propane where she made many good friends over the years. She was a loving and caring mother, a true friend with a wry sense of rumor and smile for everyone. Calling hours will be held Friday, June 3rd 6 pm to 8 pm at Rickers Funeral Home in Lebanon, NH. At her request there will be no funeral or graveside services however an interment ceremony will take place later in the summer at the Hartland Village Cemetery.
, 84 of Lebanon, NH died Friday, October 7, 2016 following a period of declining health.
Roger was born in Enfield, NH on January 4, 1932 a son of the late Judson Ruth (Goodell) Collins Sr. He married Leah (Laurent) on September 26, 1953 in West Lebanon. Leah and Roger resided for many years in Lebanon. He served with the US Army during the Korean War. Roger worked for Boisvert Plumbing & Heating and Purcell Oil. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 22 of Lebanon and the VFW. Roger enjoyed repairing antique clocks.
Survivors include his two sons and their spouses, William & Jill Collins of Hinsdale, NH and Michael & Jane Collins of Lebanon and five grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours. A private graveside committal service for family and friends to celebrate his life will be conducted at the West Lebanon Cemetery in West Lebanon, NH on Tuesday October 11, 2016 at 11am.
On October 3, 2016, Mary Helen Fortmiller Cornwell
died unexpectedly at the RiverWoods Community in Exeter, NH where she had lived for two years. She was 78. The daughter of Paul and Leta Fortmiller, Mary was born March 31, 1938 in Rochester, NY. She graduated from Miss Hall’s School in 1956 and Garland Junior College in 1958.
While working on Nantucket Island, MA one summer during her college years, she met Gibbons G Cornwell III. They were married in 1958 and returned to Nantucket for their honeymoon and many family summer vacations. They lived for a year in Cambridge, England, and later on, she and her family also spent a year in Oslo, Norway.
She was an avid tennis and bridge player, reader, and volunteer. During the 45 years she lived in Lyme, NH, she was an active member of the community as a ski instructor with the Ford Sayre Ski Program, a member of the Lyme School Board, and a Sunday school teacher. She loved to sing and performed with several choral groups, including the Choir of King’s College in Cambridge, England. She was an enthusiastic Miss Hall’s School alumna and served on their Board of Trustees and, for many years, as her class agent.
She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Dr. Gibbons Gray Cornwell III. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gray and Kitty Cornwell of Madbury, NH; two daughters, Heidi Trout and son-in-law Bruce Trout of Ellicott City, MD; and Holly Cornwell of Exeter, NH; four grandchildren, Betsy Lyons, Helen Music, and Peter and Ethan Trout; her great-grandson, Brody Music; her sister and brother-in-law, Lola and Charles E Baldwin III of Canaan, NH; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5th, 2016 at the Lyme Congregational Church in Lyme, NH. Those wishing to make gifts in Mary’s memory may do so to Miss Hall’s School, Advancement Office, P.O. Box 1166, Pittsfield, MA 01202.
, 22, died October 8, 2016. Hunter was born to Ty Jayson Crowe and Darcie Terrill on September 20, 1994. He graduated from Lebanon High School, in the Class of 2013. While in school he was an active athlete where he played Football, Lacrosse and Basketball. As a young man Hunter fell in love with drawing. While attending Lebanon High School he found a new passion for ceramics, eventually leading him to the art of glass blowing. Hunter spent his days, fulfilling his dream as an artist, as a glass blower at Simon Pearce. Hunter will be remembered for his many talents, his drawings, his love for music, which he was always singing loudly for all to hear. His laughter was contagious and he could always bring a smile to your face.
He is survived by his mother and father Darcie & Bryan Terrill, brothers Chance Crowe, Bryan and Brandon Terrill and sister Faith Crowe, maternal grandmother Barbara Pillsbury and her significant other Karl Wordelmann, paternal grandparents Sheldon & Madelyn Locke, aunts Amanda Shorey, Brooke Therriault and Irene Crowe, and cousins Savannah & Summer Therriault and Cory Simonds. And his beloved pit bull Daisy. Hunter was a friend to many.
He was predeceased by his father Ty Jayson Crowe and a cousin Chloe Jane Therriault.
Family and friends are welcome to celebrate Hunters life at the Storrs Hill Ski Area on Saturday, October 15th at 11am.
In lieu of flowers you may send contributions to AVA Art Gallery of Lebanon, NH or Long Trail Canine Rescue of Wilder, VT.
White River Junction, VT - Gerald Martin D’Aust
, 67, died Wednesday August 10, 2016. He was born in Plattsburg, NY to the late Roger J. & Lottie M. (Blanchard) D’Aust on August 29, 1948. Gerald grew up in Moores, NY and was drafted by the Army during Viet Nam where he served with the 25th Battalion receiving a Purple Heart. He was employed by Pratt Whitney, Republic Steel and later the US Postal in Storrs, CT. He was a life time member of the VFW and enjoyed fishing, hunting and auto racing.
Gerald is survived by his two daughters Laura A. D’Aust of Montpelier, VT and Brenda M. & Sidney Armour of Manchester, NH, two step children Joseph D. Torza of Asford, CT and Jeffrey D. Torza of Manchester, CT, five grandchildren Jeremy, Melanie, Joshua, Allyson, & Jacoby D’Aust, his beloved grandmother Eva Gokey and the love of his life Diana Lynn Sims of Manchester, CT, his siblings a twin sister Janet Mitchell of Plattsburgh, NY, Carolyn & Fred Trim of Morrisonville, NY, Ralph & Bonnie D’Aust of Plattsburgh, NY, Mark D’Aust of Moore, NY and Kenneth & Melissa D’Aust of Morrisonville, NY, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by Three siblings Brenda D’Aust, Wayne R. D’Aust and Betty Lou
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Gerald’s life during a Mass of Christian burial on Wednesday August 17 at 10 at the Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon. Burial will follow at the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH at 2 pm.
, 63, passed away Wednesday August 24, 2016. She was born in Hanover, NH to the late Robert & Geneva (Ezoszonak) Dagenais. Joan Graduated from Lebanon High School and soon after began her career with Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital as a Ward Secretary before retiring after forty dedicated years of service. Joan Enjoyed knitting and was an avid reader. She had a special place in her heart for all animals especially her three cats Otis, Henry and Sophie. Joan very much believed many animals benefit from the Human Society and was a supporter of their organization.
She is survived by her sister Donna Atherton of Concord, NH, a niece Courtney Atherton of Dover, NH, a nephew Steven Atherton of Clearwater, FL, great nieces and nephews Elijah, Kaleb, Logan, Owen, Rozlynd, Isabella and Miranda.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon on Friday, September 2, 2016 from 3 to 5 pm for Joan’s memorial calling hours. A private burial will be held at a later date. Godspeed your journey home Joan, we love you.
Should one choose memorial donations can be made to the Upper Valley Human Society, In Memoriam of Joan Dagenais, 300 Old Route 10, Enfield, NH 03748.
, 68 passed away Saturday December 10, 2016 at her home in Lebanon.
Born December 22, 1946 to the late Donald and Loraine (Coon) Lambert in St. Albans VT. Donna and her family would eventually move to Lebanon, NH where she would graduate from Lebanon High School in the class of 1966. In 1973 she married her late husband Alton Davis. Together they had two children.
Donna was a longtime employee for the telephone company AT&T. Following her retirement she then went to work for patriot fuels. In her free time Donna enjoyed knitting, baking meals and sharing her goodies with her family as well as doing a little shopping as she loved putting a smile on her family’s faces with a gift from time to time.
She is survived by her son Byan Davis and girlfriend Demetris Grant; daughter Misty Pringle and husband Christopher; and granddaughter Christa Pringle.
Following Donna’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral service at this time.
, 98, of Summerville, SC, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2016. A memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon, New Hampshire on July 20 at 9:30 am. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lebanon.
Betty was born on April 22, 1918 in Sutton, Vermont. She graduated from West Lebanon High School in West Lebanon, New Hampshire in 1936.
Betty was the daughter of Beatrice Wilkie Blake and Leo Blake. She was predeceased by her husband Eugene J. Decato, a son Eugene P. Decato, brother Leo Blake, and two sisters Ethelyn Palmer and Marion Blake. She is survived by her children Robert Decato of Surprise, Arizona, Bruce Decato of Surprise, Arizona, Pamela Fowler of Summerville, South Carolina, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren plus nieces and nephews.
Betty was an employee of the Mascoma and Riverdale Mills, Lebanon School Lunch program and Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital retiring from the latter in 1983. She spent her late life volunteering at the Lebanon Senior Center, Sacred Heart Church, Bloodmobile and the Lebanon Information Booth in the summer.
She was past president of the Emblem Club #358, a past member of the Catholic Daughters of America, past president of the Golden Age Club and a member of the VFW Auxiliary of White River Junction, Vermont. Betty also belonged to the 1918 Club of Vermont and the Red Hat Society.
In 2006 Betty moved to Summerville, South Carolina with her daughter, Pamela, and son in law, Tony. She enjoyed playing bingo at the Faith Sellars Senior Center and working in the garden as she had an avid passion for gardening and watching the plants grow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lebanon Senior Center, 10 Campbell Street, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766.
, 94, formerly of West Lebanon, passed away Tuesday September 20, 2016 at Genesis-Lebanon Center where he has been a resident for the past four years. He was born in New York, New York to the late Joseph P. & Angelina (Falzarano) DePalo on April 22, 1922. Frank grew up in White River Junction, VT and graduated from Hartford High School Class of 1940. He served with the Coast Guard and was called to active duty where he proudly served. Following his honorable discharge he graduated with high honors from the New England Conservatory of Music. Frank was an accomplished singer and made his own record and passionately sang for twenty years in New York night clubs. He met Rachel Lassard and was married six months later ,their seventieth wedding anniversary would have been the 28th this September. They moved to the Upper Valley and Frank continued to sing at area venues, worked as a carpenter, helped with prison ministry, was a member of the Lebanon Assembly of God Church and enjoyed playing basketball. He was a generously devoted family man who dearly loved his wife, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Rachel DePalo of West Lebanon, two sons Peter A. DePalo and his wife Lora of Enfield and Joseph P. DePalo of Cornish, three siblings Joseph DePalo of Enfield, Gloria Beattie of Enfield and Lillian Woods of California, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Frank was predeceased by two children Francis J. DePalo and Yvonne A. DePalo, two siblings Thomas DePalo and Catherine DelTamco.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home of Lebanon for calling hours on Saturday September 24, 2016 from 1 -3 pm and then again from 5 to 7 pm. A burial service will be conducted on Sunday September 25, 2016 at 1 pm at the West Lebanon Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at the Assembly of God Church in Lebanon at 2 pm.
, 87, passed away in the comfort of his home on Saturday November 26, 2016 following a brief illness. He was born in Wentworth, NH to Raymond & Beatrice (Merrill) Downing on November 1, 1929. Allan grew up in Wentworth and as a boy moved to East Hartford, CT. As a young man he worked for a while in the tobacco fields where he met his first wife, June Sargent. He later moved north to Curriers Trailer Park in Lebanon, NH, where he owned his own truck and began driving for Decato Bros. He then drove for Pete & Rogers delivering fuel, then Gomez delivering livestock, then First National delivering groceries. He then returned to Decato Bros. for over forty plus years, later driving school bus for RSD, which he enjoyed very much.
Allan was a lifelong member of the Lebanon Elks lodge where he chaired four positions and became a board member. He always enjoyed being involved with the kids’ spring fishing derby. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, and working with his tractor. He always had a helping hand for someone.
He is survived by his wife Claudette Downing, his children Sharon Petersen, Nancy Moore, Patricia Downing, John Downing, Brenda Downing and Craig Bouchard, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Allan was predeceased by his past wife Patricia Downing and a daughter Linda Frazer.
Family and friends are invited to Allan’s memorial service on Saturday December 3, 2016 at 11 am at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon.
Should one choose, memorial donations can be made to the kids’ activities program provided by the Lebanon Elks Lodge #2099, 150 Heater Road, Lebanon, NH 03766
, 55, of Lebanon, NH, passed away April 5, 2016 following complications of a heart attack.
Mark was born July 29, 1960 in Laconia, NH. He was predeceased by his parents, Lucien and Louise Drouin, a brother, John, and daughter, Samantha.
He leaves behind dear friend Susan Lemay of Lebanon. Also brother Peter Drouin and wife Ann of Sanbornton; sisters Diane Drouin of Belmont, Doreen Clairmont and husband Raymond of Gilford and Lisa Fortuna and husband Thomas of Wolfboro; daughters Becky Cartier Teeter and husband Jason of Belmont and Amber Drouin of Franklin; sons Matthew Drouin and wife Megan of Claremont and Joseph Drouin and wife Christina of Lebanon. He was a loving grandfather of eight.
In 1988 he went to work for G&R machine in Laconia. In 1997 Centricut bought G&R and Mark moved to Lebanon with the company where it was then acquired by Hypertherm. While working there he was encouraged to learn more and in doing so he became highly respected for his skills as a talented and designing machinist.
He loved four wheeling with his Jeep and riding his Harley. Back in the day he enjoyed arm wrestling - usually winning.
There will be a graveside service at Sacred Heart Cemetery on Garfield St. in Laconia on Saturday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. A luncheon will follow directly at Tardiff Park on Crescent St., Laconia.
, 55, passed away in the comfort of his home following a brief illness. He was born in Laconia to Lucien & Louise (Gagne) Drouin on July 29, 1960. Mark grew up and attended schools in Laconia. He moved to the Upper Valley in 1997 to work at Centricut and now works at Hypertherm. He enjoyed his Jeep, four wheeling, riding his Harley Davidson and vegetable gardening.
He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter Samantha Drouin and a brother John Drouin. He is survived by his significant other, Susan Lemay, two daughters Beckylea Teeter and Amber Drouin, two sons Matthew Drouin II and Joseph Drouin, a brother Peter Drouin, three sisters Lisa Fortuna, Diane Drouin and Doreen Clairmont, seven grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Arrangements are pending. There will be further notice soon.
Grantham, NH - Dr. Robert (Bob) Fairweather
(74) left this world Friday, October 21 on his own terms.
Bob was born in Philadelphia, PA on Dec. 5 1941. He was the son of Wallace and Madeline Fairweather.
After graduating with a BS in Chemistry from Lehigh University in 1963 he went onto earn his PhD in chemistry from Columbia University in 1967 and finished a research fellowship at Perdu in 1968. Bob taught organic chemistry at the University of Connecticut where he was a tenured professor. In 1979 at the age of 38 Bob entered medical school and from there finished a very successful career as a clinical pathologist at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. At the same time Bob and his wife, Gretchen owned the Half Penny Inn in West Hartford, VT. He retired from Dartmouth in 2006.
In his younger years Bob was an avid soccer player and continued to follow international soccer. In retirement he was able to pursue his true passions of golf and skiing. Always willing to help his community he volunteered with a number of organizations; AARP tax trainer and preparer, Commissioner for the Village District of Eastman and most recently an escort at DHMC.
He was an active member in the arts singing with the Handel Society, Thetford Chamber Singers, Eastmanaires and the Kearsarge Chorale; he also served on the Opera North Board of Directors. During a sabbatical at the Cambridge University in England, besides doing research he took classical guitar lessons which became a life-long pursuit.
Bob leaves behind his Beloved wife of 52 years Gretchen Fairweather, two daughters Christine Cecchetti, and Rebecca Fairweather Fors, his sons-in-law Rick Cecchetti, and Chris Fors as well as his much loved grandchildren Andrew and Sophia Fors.
There will be a celebration of Bob’s life on November 6, 2016 2:00pm – 4:00pm at the Center at Eastman. In Lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations made to The Haven or the Good Neighbor Health Clinic/Red Logan dental clinic.
, 93, passed away Friday, April 8th at Alice Peck Day Hospital following a short illness. She was born June 17, 1922 in Woodsville, N.H. Upon her marriage to Roger Farr on April 15, 1942 she moved to Lebanon where she resided the remainder of her life. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Lebanon. She also was a member and past President of the Rebekah Lodge. She worked for the Log Cabin Restaurant in Norwich, the Lebanon Post Office and Dutille's Jewerly Store in Lebanon. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, making crafts and especially baking. She took great pleasure in cooking holiday meals and had made Easter Dinner this year before becoming ill. Her apple pies were especially enjoyed by all. She is survived by her four children, Ronald (Eleanor) Farr of Etna, Raymond (Rosemarie) Farr of Lebanon, Bruce (Judy) Farr of Northwood and Becky Greenan of Enfield. She is also survived by eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Per her wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral services. A family gathering will be held later in the spring.
, 73, passed away on Monday November 28, 2016 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
Born September 23, 1943 to the late Raymond J. and May B. (Robinson) Ryan. Correne grew up and attended grade schools in Enfield, NH. In 1972 she married her husband Francis Frenier III. Together they raised their two children. Together they traveled while Francis was in the Army. Following Francis’s discharge in 1980 they moved back to the Upper Valley. After moving back to the area Correne began working at Kmart for 15 years followed by JC Penny’s where she would eventually retire from.
In her free time Correne was also an avid reader and knitter, and loved all animals. Correne was also a member of the American Legion Post 22 Women’s Auxiliary.
Correne was pre deceased by her daughter Jacqueline Stratton Isenburg.
She is survived by her husband Francis W. Frenier III of Claremont, NH; her daughter Danielle S. Ocker and husband B.J. of Hartland, VT; Stepdaughter Julie Bean of Lebanon, NH; Sisters Shirley and Nancy; Sister-in-Law Helen; her grandchildren Megan Pardoe and husband Jeremy, Mathew Jason, Nathan Ocker, Matthew Ocker, Kylie Isenburg, Taryn Isenburg, Joel Isenburg, and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial calling hours will be held Saturday December 3, 2016 from 3 to 4:30 pm at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, NH with a memorial service beginning at 4:30.
Memorial donations may be made to the Jacqueline Stratton Isenburg Endowed Memorial Scholarship 1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, MA 01119.
, 85, passed away Thursday November 17, 2016 at his home. He was born in Lebanon, NH to the late Ernest H. Gault & Edith L. McCormack on December 27, 1930.
From 1947 to 1951, he served in the Air Force. He was an auto body man for Decato Bros Trucking and Kidder Automotive. He loved bowling, riding motorcycles, brawling and drinking beer with his buddies. He was member of the Lebanon Eagles Club, Lebanon Elks Club and the White River Junction VFW.
He is survived by his sister Marion Dessert of Plainfield, NH, his daughter Bonnie Emery of Windsor, VT, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Richard was predeceased by two brothers Harold "Goldie" Gault, Ernest "Junior" Gault and his lifelong companion Roberta Clough.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
, 25, passed away suddenly in his home in Lebanon on Sept. 17 after a long battle with epilepsy. All whose lives he touched know the only thing larger than his stature was his heart.
Born in New York to Barbara Gaynor, Brian was a 2009 Lebanon High School graduate. He gained a love of video games from his mother and a taste for well-crafted pizza from his hometown. Whether it was Super Smash Bros. or Magic the Gathering, Street Fighter or Pokémon, if Brian learned to play it, he was determined to be the best at it. Regulars at Black Moon Games would smile as they saw his familiar face walk through the door, but after a few rounds of the game of their choice, would often hang their heads in defeat.
The only thing that exceeded his love of games was his love for his family. Brian will forever be loved and missed by his loving mother Barbara Gaynor, grandparents James and Maureen Gaynor, Brothers PJ Gaynor and Colin Gaynor, Uncles John Gaynor and Jimmy Gaynor, Aunt Eileen and husband Ed Bernal, godfather Brian T. Gaynor, and numerous cousins, all of whom were both inspirations and role models to him. He is also survived by his closest friends, John King, Charles Hoag III, and Dylan Place.
Calling hours will be held at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, NH on Friday September 23 from 11 to 1 with a memorial service beginning at 1. A graveside service will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery in Lebanon, NH. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of America 8301 Professional PL Landover, Maryland 20785. Tell Grandma to save us some London broil, buddy.
, 90, died in Hospice care at Outreach House, Hanover, New Hampshire on June 6, 2016.
He was born on October 27, 1925, in Rochester, New York, the son of Webster and Mary (Maier) Gilbert. Bert was orphaned at a young age and was raised by his aunts, Cecilia and Katherine, in Buffalo. He was predeceased by a sister, Lucille.
He was involved with the Boy Scouts where he found companionship and inspiration, and where he made lifelong friends. Bert enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He trained as a deep sea diver and became an expert at underwater ordnance disposal, teaching others how to dismantle bombs in murky conditions underwater. For several years he was the Naval Gunfire Officer at Camp Lejeune. He spent much of his off-duty time as a Boy Scout leader, sharing his love for the outdoors with underprivileged youth. Bert retired in 1969 and settled into the Shaker-built Stone House in Enfield Center where he made his true home. He married Juliet Davenport in 1973. They had one daughter.
Bert hiked the entire Appalachian Trail four times and volunteered countless hours working on the Trail with the Dartmouth Outing Club and the Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association. He was a longtime member of the Enfield Center Grange, served several terms on the Zoning Board and as Selectman in Enfield, NH.
Bert is survived by his beloved daughter, Emily; his former wife, Juliet; and by many loving friends whose lives were touched by his generosity. There was always a warm welcome at the Stone House where a pot of chili and a cold beer would refresh the weary pilgrim. Who could forget his irreverent humor, his big laugh, his generosity of spirit and his famous popovers? Bert will be remembered as a true gentleman and as a peaceful and humble humanitarian with a deep respect for the natural world. In his honor we should strive to live a full life and to try and embody his favorite motto, "Relish With Content Whatever Providence Hath Sent."
At Bert's request, no services will be held at this time, and will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his honor may be sent to the Appalachian Trail Museum, 1120 Pine Grove Road., Gardners, PA 17324.
74 of Enfield, NH Died on Friday September 2, 2016 peacefully at home with her daughter at her side after a 6 1/2 year battle with cancer.
She was born on July 28th, 1942 in Grantham, NH to the late Clyde and Helen (Snow) Currier.
Joyce was a homemaker who loved to cook and read romance novels and spending time with her family, especially our little ladies our dogs Princess and Roxie, her granddaughter Christina Rheaume, great grandson Preston Rheaume. And best friend Abby Willets. Joyce will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.
Joyce was predeceased by her husband Clayton W. Gobin, 3 step-sons Gary Gobin, Terry Gobin, and Willam (Billy) Gobin.
She is survived by a son Lance Currier of Eufaula, AL. A daughter Tiffany Stark of Enfield, NH, Step-Daughters Donna Gobin of lempster, NH, and Rebbeca St Pierre of Charlestown, NH, 4 grandchildren 5 great grandchildren, many Step-grand Children and Step-greatgrand children. She is survived by her brothers Cecile (Danny) Currier of Lyme, NH. Russel Currier of Newport NH, Gerald (Tommy) Currier, of Newport, NH. Mark (Edddie) Currier of Goshen, Al. and Larry Currier, of Croydon NH
A memorial service will be held Saturday September 10th at the Community Lutheran Church in Enfield, NH at 11 O'clock followed by a Luncheon at the church. Graveside services will be held in Pine Grove Cemetery at a later date followed by a luncheon gathering at Russel and Dee Currier's in Newport, NH.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society NH Chapter, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110 Bedford, NH 03110, The American Lung Association NH Chapter 1800 Elm Street, Unit D. Manchester, NH 03104, and the VNH Visiting Nurse & Hospice For VT and NH PO Box 1339 White River Junction, VT 05001.
, 76, passed away Thursday December 8, 2016. He was born to the late Robert & Gloria (Dickenson) Goodwin. Tony grew up in Etna and Graduated from Hanover High School. He married Jean Currier on September 14, 1957 soon after they began their family. He has worked for IGA and most recently had worked for Stage Coach as a bus driver. Tony very much enjoyed driving his coach and his passengers. He was a member of the Elks club and he volunteered at Gifford Medical Center. Tony enjoyed many years visiting the family cottage on Goose Pond and fishing.
He is survived by his wife Jean of 59 years, his daughters Sherry Noyes of Enfield, NH and Diana Farnham and her husband David of Randolph Center, VT, two brothers Donald Goodwin of Leesburg, FL and Robert Goodwin of West Lebanon, NH, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Roland Goodwin.
There will be no calling hours. A burial will be held at convenience of the family.
, 89, passed away Monday July 18, 2016. Born October 16, 1926 in Lebanon, NH where Otis grew up before eventually moving to Plainfield, NH.
Pop was very active throughout his entire life. He made his career as a logger. In his free time he enjoyed Square Dancing with the Twin State Squares, Nights with the Twin State Cruisers, Stock Car racing, participating in Lumber Jack competitions. He was an avid hunter and shot his last deer at the age of 87, most of all enjoyed spending time with his family.
He was pre deceased by both parents, His first wife of 42 years Marie Pratte Goodwin, and second wife Linda McGonis Goodwin.
He is survived by his children Debbie Howland and husband Doug, Don Goodwin and wife Debbie and Dee Fillian and husband Stan, 8 Grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held Thursday July 21, 2016 from 3 to 5 pm at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, NH.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association PO Box 3049 Syracuse, NY 13220.
passed away on July 19, 2016, at her Harvest Hill home in Lebanon, N.H. She was born on November 27, 1920, in Boston, MA, the daughter of Margaret M. (Weston) Harlow and Elwin G. Harlow Sr. As a child, she lived with her parents and 6 siblings on a farm in Plainfield, N.H. before moving into Lebanon, where she graduated from Lebanon High School in 1939. In 1966, she bought one of the first homes built on Hillcrest Drive and capably maintained it herself, even snow blowing her driveway until her last few years there before moving into Harvest Hill in 2014.
Peg graduated from the School of Nursing at Rockingham General Hospital in Bellow Falls, VT in 1942 and for many years, worked as a private duty nurse at the Mary Hitchcock Hospital in Hanover, N.H. In 1967, she became a staff nurse at the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital in White River Junction, VT. Although she retired from the VA in 1986, she volunteered there every week until she had to give up driving at the age of 91.
Peg’s many years of volunteer service at the VA are typical of her compassion for others and willingness to pitch in and help her family and friends. She was a favorite aunt to her many nieces and nephews and a devoted caregiver to her parents, her siblings and her extended family for many years.
Peg was predeceased by her parents; her brothers Elwin Harlow Jr. and Robert Harlow; her sisters Lillian Fiske, Eleanor Courtemanche, and Naomia Gibson; and her best friend Millie Hubbard. She is survived by her sister Doris Edson of Enfield, N.H. and 3 generations of nieces and nephews who will miss her quick wit and sense of humor, her candid photos of family events, and her peanut butter fudge and cookies.
Peg’s family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Harvest Hill for their patient and loving care of Peg during the past 2 years; Dr. Furmanski’s Senior Care Team at APD for their many years of medical care; and Bayada Hospice staff and the special caregivers from Sweet Home Care LLC for their kindness and gentle care of Peg during her recent illness.
Visiting hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, N.H. will be from 6 to 8 PM on Friday July 22nd. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon, N.H. on Saturday July 23rd at 10AM. Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Lebanon N.H.
70 a former resident of the Keene N.H. area, most recently of North Haverhill, N.H., passed away Sept 12, 2016 after a long & courageous battle with cancer. He was born on April 15, 1946, the son of the late Dorothy (Duquette) Davis & Fred Hart.
Always a man of his own. Doing things his way with a wit, humor & laughter. Everyone that's ever met him loved him! He loved yard sales, flea markets & auctions. He knew how to make a dollar or two "wheeling & dealing" (as he would say)..
Thomas is survived by his granddaughter Sara Horning of Manchester, N.H., a loving couple near & dear to his heart.Who he thought of as his son & daughter,Timothy & Donna Sutton of N. Haverhill, N.H.
Tom will be sadly missed by his loving brother Bernard M. Davis & wife Frances of Keene, N.H. ,sisters Cynthia White & husband Anthony of West Swanzey, N.H., Kathleen Reese of Winchester, N.H.,& Linda White & husband Lee of Lacanto Fla., many nieces & nephews. Predeceased by his only child, son Thomas D. Hart Jr.
The Ricker Funeral Home of Lebanon, N.H. are in charge of the cremation. In keeping with Tom's wishes there will be no services.
, San Francisco Bay Area ophthalmologist and Christian conservative, died Friday, October 7. He was 98. John was born June 7, 1918, in Westbourne, Manitoba, Canada, son of American parents Isaac James and Cora Mae (Figge). John graduated with an A.B. (1942) and an M.D. (1945) from U. Kansas, served as 1st Lt. and Capt. M.C., USAAF (1946-48), pursued post-doctoral studies at Harvard (1948-49) and at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (1950), and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Cincinnati General Hospital (1951-52). Eventual Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he established his independent ophthalmology practice in the San Francisco East Bay in 1953, where he continued practicing until his retirement four decades later, with a notable hiatus (1955-56) to serve as a volunteer medical missionary at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Madras State, India, performing more than a thousand eye surgeries in that year alone. In 1958 John met his future wife, Heidi Marie Margaret Froning, in a camera store while at the World’s Fair in Brussels, Belgium. The couple was married in 1961, and ten months later their one child was born, W. Alan Charles, who eventually became a physician as well. John continued to practice ophthalmology in the ensuing years and served on several hospital staffs in the Bay Area, but he also remained passionately devoted to conservative Christian causes, including leadership in the California Republican Assembly, active in Ronald Reagan’s successful bid for governor (1966) and eventual bid for president (1980) – after his election, President Reagan hailed the CRA as the "conscience of the Republican Party." Following this triumph came tragedy: in 1985 Heidi’s life was cut short by metastatic colon cancer. In 1990 John married Carol J. Callouette. He retired from clinical practice and the couple enjoyed an active life, including weekly games of golf with friends, numerous trips abroad, and continued engagement with church and political causes. In early 2016 John joined his son Alan in New Hampshire, where he eventually celebrated his 98th birthday June 7th over a chocolate cake with vanilla icing and raspberries, singing "Happy Birthday" along with his caretaker staff. John passed away in his sleep on October 7th, an hour after having read Matthew 17 with Alan: the Transfiguration of Christ. He is survived by his second wife Carol (age 98), his son Alan (age 54), and his granddaughter Anya (age 4). A memorial ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 27th, at Sunset View Cemetery, El Cerrito, California. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be sent in his memory to the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., or to the American Heart Association, Greater Bay Area Office, Oakland, California.
of Etna, NH passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
Jinny was born March 23, 1964 in South Korea, the middle child of Ok Soon Hong and Nam Gyun Kim, both of whom were physicians who came to America ahead of their children in 1966. In 1970 Jinny and her older sister Joyce moved from Korea where they had been living with their grandmother to America to be reunited with their parents in Queens, NY. The following year, her sister Alice was born and the family moved to Dix Hills, NY. Jinny attended school there and excelled in the sciences and enjoyed athletics. She escaped Long Island to attend Wesleyan University. Her college years are memorable for her continuing love of science, dance, and the arts. She took up running and rowing, earning her varsity letter in crew. Following college, Jinny entered Mount Sinai School of Medicine and moved on to a residency in Anesthesiology at The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center where she met the love of her life, Gregg Hartman, to whom she was married for 22 years. Jinny then joined Gregg as a faculty member, and the following year they started their family. A son, Benjamin, was born in 1995, and a daughter, Madeline (Matti), was born in 1998. In 1999 the Hartmans moved to Etna, NH. Jinny and Gregg joined the faculty of The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the Department of Anesthesiology at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Their children immediately became part of the Upper Valley community, attending the Ray, Richmond, and Hanover High Schools. Both of them have moved on to Boston for college at Northeastern University where Ben is a third year student and Matti is a freshman.
Jinny will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and the most supportive friend. There was nothing she enjoyed more than watching her children play ice hockey, or simply witnessing them grow and mature, and with her husband engaging in endless projects and adventures. She was a valued confidante to her many friends and their children, who she enjoyed nurturing as much as she did her own. As a friend described, "whenever you saw Jinny, you knew your day was going to be better by having seen her." She was a creative potter, a scuba diver, a runner, a gourmet cook, and an endless lover of fashion. She will also be remembered as a valued colleague. At the medical center she was the director of the medical student anesthesiology rotation, an active clinician specializing in obstetrics and pediatric anesthesia, and a devoted teacher.
Jinny is survived by her husband Gregg, son Benjamin, daughter Matti, mother Oksana, mother-in-law Kathy, and sisters Joyce and Alice.
A gathering of friends and family will be held on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Bema at Dartmouth College with calling hours from 1:00-4:00 PM. A private celebration in loving memory of her will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jinny's name to Hanover High School. Please direct funds to Girls Ice Hockey, Boys Ice Hockey, or the Student Awareness Fund at 41 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH 03755.
passed away on June 17, 2016, after a brief illness. She was 80.
She was born on July 26, 1935 in Canaan, NH to Elwin and Pauline (Eastman) Black. She attended Canaan school and worked locally until she began a career as a seamstress at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, NH, retiring after thirty-nine years. She then worked part-time as a seamstress at Kleen Laundry.
Ethel married Walter Hazelton Jr. on December 2, 1966. They enjoyed many years together, camping, snowmobiling, raising animals and gardening. He predeceased her on April 4, 2000.
She is survived by her daughter, Jane Valia, of Lebanon, sons Daniel Hazelton (Donna) of Orange and Walter F. Hazelton (Debbie) of Grafton, and a brother, John Black (Donna) of Hebron. She leaves four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and several cousins.
In her later years she enjoyed watching her stories on television, visiting Mohegan Sun, trying her luck at scratch tickets, and spending time with family and friends. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her wonderful sense of humor and compassion.
The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital for their wonderful care during her stay.
Per her wishes there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at the Canaan Street Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
passed away peacefully in the Hospice suite at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center on June 11, 2016. She was 87.
Born January 25, 1929 in Floral Park, Long Island, NY. she was a daughter of Bertram R. and Irma (Ray) Eyth. She lived in the Homefield section of Yonkers, N.Y. where she attended elementary school, later moving to Hollis, Long Island, N.Y. where she graduated from Andrew Jackson High School. After high school she worked for American Cyanamid Company in New York City as a comptometer operator.
In 1951 she met Lee W. "Wally" Hennessy of Ardsley, N.Y. They were married on February 9, 1952 in Elkton, Maryland while Wally was in U.S. Navy Boot Camp at Bainbridge, Maryland. When first married and her husband was stationed at the U.S. Navy Seabee Base in Port Hueneme, California they lived in Oxnard, California. Beverly returned to New York when her husband was stationed overseas during the Korean Conflict. In 1954 they moved to her husband’s hometown of Ardsley, N.Y. where they started raising their family. They lived in Ardsley for the next 25 years moving to Canaan, N.H. in 1979.
She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years on December 7, 2015. Surviving are her four children Lee Hennessy, Jr. (Carmela) of Danbury, CT, Bertram Hennessy (Sue Ann) of Etna, N.H., Sandy Kondzielaski (Raymond Atkins) of Beacon, N.Y., John Hennessy (Lorraine) of Canaan, N.H., five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, her sister Barbra Doughty of Bristol, TN, a special cousin Jane SoRelle of St. Thomas, U.S.V.I., a nephew David Doughty of Bristol, TN, and her beloved cat "Rufus".
There will be no calling hours or funeral services. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to: Upper Valley Humane Society, 300 Old Route 10, Enfield, N.H. 03748.
, 72, a.k.a. Lady Jane, a.k.a. Grandma Moon, died peacefully on her sleep on November 25, 2016 after a period of declining health. She was born in Houston, Texas, the eldest child of James and Ruby Culpepper. Jane lived an extraordinary life, starting in the 1970’s, as she embraced the tenets of the feminist movement, raising her girls to be strong and independent while returning to school and obtaining her BA in English. In the summer of 1978 Jane made the first trip of her family’s move to Fairbanks, Alaska, tackling solo the two-week journey from Riverside, CA with her two young daughters up the then unpaved Alcan Highway. She earned her Master’s Degree in creative writing at the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, and remained in Fairbanks for ten more years, as an English teacher and published poet. Her gypsy spirit took over full-time once she left Alaska, living in Houston, Texas, at various artists’ colonies across the U.S., teaching English in South Korea, spending 10 years living close to her youngest daughter and grandson in Memphis, Tennessee, and lastly, in 2010, moving to be close to both daughters and grandchildren in New Hampshire.
She is survived by her children: Julie A. (Hixon) Wiswell and her husband, Carl Wiswell of Pelham, NH, and Jennifer (Hixon) Ainsworth and her husband Dr. Nicholas Buss of Wisconsin; grandchildren Gabriel Ainsworth, Josh Wiswell, and Jack Wiswell; sisters Caroline Hunt and Katherine Wilhoite, and her brother John Culpepper, as well as her former spouse, Rodney Hixon.
A Celebration of Life ceremony will take place in Houston, Texas in the summer. Jane loved animals, and was devoted to the dogs and cats she acquired as foundlings throughout her adult life. Memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society or ASPCA, and know any act of kindness to a wayward animal will be smiled upon.
, 88, of Hanover, passed away of natural causes at her home at Wheelock Terrace on the morning of Sunday, June 26, 2016.
Glenna Marilyn Aldrich was born in Cheshire, CT on March 24, 1928, and was the second of the four children of Glen Melville Aldrich and Esther Williams Aldrich. She attended public schools in Jamestown, RI, where her family moved when she was 8, and graduated from Rogers High School in neighboring Newport, RI in 1946. Following graduation, she attended the University of Rhode Island. She met Sgt. Charles Francis Hopper, USMC, while he was stationed at the Naval War College in Newport and they were married in Jamestown on Jan. 1, 1949.
Following Charles’ discharge later in 1949, they moved to Madison, WI, where they lived until 1954 before returning to the east coast. Glenna raised their two children in Hazlet, NJ, and returned to college when they were older, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Monmouth College, West Long Branch, NJ, in 1978. For the next ten years, she worked as a contract specialist for the US Army Signal Corps at Fort Monmouth, NJ until her retirement in 1988.
While living in New Jersey, she sang with the Stuart Smith singers. Glenna was also an avid hiker and climber who climbed all 47 four-thousand-foot mountains in New Hampshire.
Following retirement, Glenna and Charles moved to Glen, NH, where Glenna became very active in the Daughters of the American Revolution. They later moved to Walpole, NH in 2001 and to Wheelock Terrace in Hanover in 2010, where Charles predeceased Glenna in 2013 after 64 years of marriage.
Glenna Hopper is survived by a daughter, Catherine G. Hopper of Lyme, NH; a son, Charles J. Hopper of Charlottesville, VA.; two grandchildren, Elisabeth R. Perlman of Cambridge, MA and Mark L. Perlman of Boston, MA; and a brother, Nelson W. Aldrich of Minneapolis, MN. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Donald Aldrich and J. Kenneth Aldrich and her beloved dog Bogart.
She will be buried in a family plot at Hillside Cemetery in Cheshire, CT. A service to celebrate her life will be held at a to-be-determined date at the Lyme Congregational Church.
, 92, passed away Sunday December 4, 2016 at the Harvest Hill Retirement Community.
Born on June 1, 1924, a daughter of John and May (Grimpel) Schramm, one of eight children. She grew up in Middle Village, NY. Attended St. Margaret’s school in Middle Village and later graduated from All Saints Commercial High School in Brooklyn, NY. During WWII she worked for the Army Air Corps. In 1945 she left the Army Air Corps and went to work for Time, Inc. where she met David House. They were married in 1953. Together they moved to Hanover from Bronxville, NY in 1969 with their two sons and worked part time for Johnson & Dix Fuel Corp., K-Ross Building Supply and Kacey Travel. She did volunteer work for the Upper Valley Senior Center in Lebanon, also with the Red Cross Blood drives and at the Pink Smock Gift Shop at DHMC. She enjoyed knitting and belonged to the Cadagren Knitters for many years. She also loved playing bridge and traveling.
Her beloved husband David as well as her parents and six brothers predeceased her.
Her sons J. Douglas of Enfield, NH and William D. of Pike, NH survive her as well as her daughter-in-law Andra and granddaughter Erica. Other survivors include her sister Mary Reynolds of Largo, FL and several nieces and nephews.
Following Ann’s request there will be no calling hours. A Funeral mass will be held at the Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon, NH on Saturday January 14th at 10 am. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Sacred Heart Memorial Fund PO Box 482 Lebanon, NH 03766 and/or the Lebanon Senior Center 10 Campbell Street Lebanon, NH 03766.
, 51, passed away Friday December 9, 2016.
Kelly was born January 24, 1965 in Bayonne, NJ. The daughter of Horace Ellsworth Howerin and Eleanor (Gburczyk) Novembre. Following Kelly’s high school graduation, she worked on Wall Street, before moving to New Mexico for about 10 years. Sometime around 2005, Kelly relocated to the to the Upper Valley to be closer to the rest of her family. Soon after arriving to the Upper Valley, Kelly became a Data Entry Supervisor for Trylon Data Management, in Lebanon, where her sense of humor and outgoing personality fit perfectly among the fine people there.
Kelly was a talented artist in her early years and was an avid animal lover and humane society supporter. Before her fluffy dog Sasha passed away, Kelly could be seen almost every day at local dog parks, baseball fields, and trails, engaging with people, drawn to her large, albeit cupcake, of a dog, Sasha.
She is survived by her mother Eleanor Novembre, brother Robert, brother Michael and his Wife Rennie, her Aunt Barbara Pawlicki and husband Eddie as well as her all her friends at Trylon Data Management.
Following Kelly’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral at this time.
Lebanon, NH – Bernard Anthony Huckins Sr.
, 82, died on September 14, 2016. He was born on August 20, 1934. He was the fourth child of the late Leon and Antonette (Melancon) Huckins. He attended Lebanon school. He was in the US Navy from 1951 – 1955 during the Korean conflict and in the reserves until 1959. He was a logger for many years. Worked as a foreman in the Hanover Public Works for 25 years; retiring in 1996. He and his wife, Nancy Stark Huckins of 59 years travelled throughout the US and Canada together. He leaves his wife, Nancy; his children Pamela (Donald Spaulding), Bernard Jr. (Cheryl Tatro), Jill Newcity (Dean Merrill), David (Heather Haines). Eight grandchildren, Jason & Justin Spaulding, Nathan & Kaitlin Huckins, Ashley & Jake Newcity, Ryan & Corey Huckins and four great-grandchildren. He leaves one sibling Priscilla Huckins. He was predeceased by his sister Elaine and his brother Ronald.
There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Bernie’s life during a graveside service at the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon on Saturday September 17th at 11 am. Should one choose memorial donations can be made to VNA & Hospice of VT & NH, P.O. Box 976, White River Junction, VT 05001-0976.
, 88, a lifelong area resident passed away Friday December 30, 2016 at Wheelock Terrace in Hanover, NH. She had worked many years as a secretary for Cotton, Tesreau & Stebbins Law Office.
She is survived by her sister in law Nancy Huckins of Lebanon, two nieces Pamela Spaulding of Lebanon, NH and Jill Merrill of Thornton, NH, there nephews Bernard Huckins Jr. and David Huckins both of Lebanon and Michael Huckins of Lompoc, Ca
She was predeceased by all her siblings Elaine L. Huckins, Bernard A. Huckins Sr., and Ronald A. Huckins, also a long time close friend Elaine Cook whom she enjoyed traveling with.
There will be no calling hours, a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at 10 am at the Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon. Burial will follow in the Glenwood Cemetery.
In liue of flowers please send memorial donations to Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, P.O. Box, New London, NH 03257
, 48, passed away Friday September 23, 2016. He was born in Waukegan, IL to Donald Jackson and the late Beverly (Reibig) Jackson on March 26, 1968. He grew up in Westport, CT and graduated from Staples High School, class of 1986. He worked as a chef for several high-end restaurants in southern Connecticut before moving to the Upper Valley in the mid 90’s. There he continued to work as a cook in area restaurants. He enjoyed playing guitar and was in a band called "Fall Line". Craig enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling and was a fan of both the Chicago Bears and the Yankees. He was an animal loving man who dreamed that someday he would open an animal shelter.
He is survived by his wife Tekeeta Jackson of Hartford, VT, his father Donald Jackson and his wife Nita of Bradford, NH, a sister Kathy Jackson of Alexandria, VA and a brother Brian Jackson of Prescott, AZ, nieces, nephews and cousins. Craig is also survived by his six Long Haired Dachshunds: Phoebe, Moosie, Mayia, Loco, Lucas and Beanie.
Family and friends are invited to Craig’s memorial service on November 5th at 1 pm at 677 Route 4, Lebanon, NH 03766 Latter Day Saint's Church.
, 48, passed away Friday September 23, 2016. He was born in Waukegan, IL to Donald Jackson and the late Beverly (Reibig) Jackson on March 26, 1968. He grew up in Westport, CT and graduated from Staples High School, class of 1986. He worked as a chef for several high-end restaurants in southern Connecticut before moving to the Upper Valley in the mid 90’s. There he continued to work as a cook in area restaurants. He enjoyed playing guitar and was in a band called "Fall Line". Craig enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling and was a fan of both the Chicago Bears and the Yankees. He was an animal loving man who dreamed that someday he would open an animal shelter.
He is survived by his wife Tekeeta Jackson of Hartford, VT, his father Donald Jackson and his wife Nita of Bradford, NH, a sister Kathy Jackson of Alexandria, VA and a brother Brian Jackson of Prescott, AZ, nieces, nephews and cousins. Craig is also survived by his six Long Haired Dachshunds: Phoebe, Moosie, Mayia, Loco, Lucas and Beanie.
Family and friends are invited to Craig’s memorial service on November 5th at 1 pm at 677 Route 4, Lebanon, NH 03766 Latter Day Saint's Church.
, 85, passed away Monday November 28, 2016 with his daughter Stacy by his side.
Born in Bronx, NY June 24, 1931 to the late John & Catherine (Benichek) Jenkins, Warren grew up on Staten Island. After graduating from Staten Island Academy in 1949 he continued his education graduating from Lehigh University in 1953. Following graduation he was drafted in 1953 serving the Army in Japan during the Korean War. Upon his discharge from the military in 1955 he worked briefly for NJ Zinc Company. He then travelled through the western US states of Colorado, Utah and Nevada as a mining foreman. In 1957 he began working for United States Smelting, Refining and Mining in their NYC offices. Later he became Vice President of Sales for Copper Range Company in NYC. He was a mineral specialist with extraordinary focus in Silver, Zinc and Copper. In 1993 he retired from Mitsubishi Corporation.
In 1957 he married Janice Amanda Rogers in her fathers Staten Island church, Church of the Ascension Episcopal Church. They began their family in 1960 and moved to Ramsey NJ in 1962, living in the community for 36 years.
In 1998 Warren married Shirley Taylor Brown and relocated to Toms River, NJ . Warren enjoyed sailing, history, traveling and target shooting. He loved a good story and had an insatiable curiosity.
In the summer of 2010 he and his wife, Shirley, moved to Lebanon. He is survived by his children Sally Allison and Campion Primm of Thousand Oaks, CA, Daniel Paul Jenkins of Narrowsburg, NY, Timothy Leigh Jenkins of Paramus, NJ, Stacy Elizabeth and Michael Sorensen of Campbell Hall, NY.
His step children Joanne Louise Brown & Kenneth Wiren of Orford, NH, Jean Marie Rohal & Jeffrey of Jeanette, PA, Kevin Taylor Brown & Rachel of Mebane, NC and Steven Patrick Brown of River Edge, NJ.
His grandchildren are Cory, Sarah and Shaida Primm; Nathan, Benjamin, Sofia and Samantha Sorensen and 4 step grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home and Crematory of Lebanon on Monday December 5, 2016 for a calling hour from 10 to 11 am. A funeral service will begin at 11 am at the funeral home.
, 63, passed away suddenly on December 17, 2016 at his home in Plainfield, NH. He was born in Malone, NY to the late Harold & Luella (Bigness) Jeror on September 14, 1953. He had worked for Barden’s Concrete for a period of time and then Bruce Bronner.
Butch is survived by his wife Brenda of 40 years, a daughter Stephanie and her husband Brent and their two children Brooke and Connor, a son Justin "Jay" and his wife Sarah and their two children Josie and Ezra which whom he loved and cared for dearly. He also leaves behind several brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to Butch’s memorial calling hours on Thursday December 22, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm at the Ricker Funeral Home & crematory of Lebanon, NH.
, 78,Died peacefully at home surrounded by her three children. Born in Pennsylvania, Anne was a devoted Christian and lifelong member of the Lutheran church. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University to become a Registered Nurse. Her husband, Captain Thomas R. Jones of the FDNY, died in 1977. Anne lived on Long Island for 50 years. She raised her three children and worked as an RN at Stony Brook University Hospital until retirement after many years of service. She moved to Lebanon, NH in 2013. Anne is survived by her children: Allison of Lebanon NH, Reese (wife Karena) of Denville NJ and, Thomas (wife Kimberley, of Meriden NH; grandchildren: Elizabeth, Isabel, Rhys and, Sophie: her sister Barbara Rue (husband Sam) of Delaware; nieces and nephews: Stella, Victoria, Joyce, William, Beverly, David and, Lisa. Loved by family and friends, she leaves a void in the lives of all who knew her. May God bless her and cradle her in his loving arms. A memorial service will be held at 11am on October 15th at Hope Lutheran Church: 46 Dare Rd., Selden, NY 11784. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Heifer International, through Heifer.org.
, 76, passed away December 16, 2016. Grant was born October 3, 1940 to the late John R. & Madeline (Smith) Kilton. He graduated from Canaan Schools and worked for the Baltic Woolen Mill, Winonna and Idlenot dairies delivering milk and for Larry Ring Mobile Homes. Grant and James Davis owned and operated Newport Plumbing & Heating. Grant later bought out Jim; he continued to operate the business for 40 plus years and has since sold it to retire. He was an avid trap shooter and enjoyed surf fishing, hunting and traveling with his wife.
He is survived by his wife Judith, three children, Grant Kilton Jr., a daughter, Wanda Anderson and her husband Richard, and Scott Kilton. A brother John R. Kilton, Jr. He was predeceased by a brother Theodore Kilton. Three grandchildren, Nathaniel Anderson, Ashley Anderson and Richard H. Anderson, a great-granddaughter Kaydence Anderson.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon on Monday December 19, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm for memorial calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Amyloidosis Research Consortium, Inc., 233 Old Concord Rd, 233, MA 01773
, 56, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016. He grew up in Lebanon and graduated from the Hartford Vocational School. He was a long time employee of B & R’s Garage in Lebanon. Brian enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling and kayaking and most of all, his dog Buddy.
He is survived by a brother Thomas King of Boscawen, NH, a sister Mary Jane Wills and her husband Ron of Willow Springs, NC, a brother Doug King and his wife Kelly of Wilmot, NH, his step children, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory on Sunday November 6, 2016 for a memorial calling hour from 1 to 2 pm. A memorial service will begin at 2 pm. burial will follow in the Valley Cemetery. In lieu of memorial donations, please share an act of kindness
, 65, was born and raised in Lebanon, NH, and graduated from Lebanon high school in 1970. Her 18 month courageous battle against leukemia ended early Wednesday morning, September 15, 2016, at the University of North Carolina Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill, NC, with her husband of 45 years, James, Lebanon class of 1967, by her side.
She is survived by her mother, Esther Braley of Lebanon; brother Thomas and sister-in-law Candy Braley [Seabrook, NH]; son Jeffrey, daughter-in-law Sheila, and granddaughters Kaitlyn and Avery Kingsley [Hickham afb HI]; son and daughter-in-law Jason and Christina Kingsley [Trenton NJ]; sister-in-law Nancy Braley [Orford NH]; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Joseph and Carleen Baker [Yorktown VA], Gary and Brenda Courtemanche [Apache jct AZ]; brother-in-law Roy Penniman [New Harbor ME]; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her father, Carl J. Braley, brother, David Braley, and sister-in-law Joyce Penniman, predeceased her.
Donna enjoyed worldwide travel supporting her husband Jim’s 30+ year and son Jeffrey’s 20+ year U.S. Air Force careers. She always easily adapted to assignments in California, North Carolina , Illinois, Germany, Virginia, Florida , Alabama, and Hawaii. Besides her husband, sons, and granddaughters, watching on-line live camera feeds of American bald eagle nests, at times logging into to 9 different sites, were the loves of her life.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon, NH for memorial calling hours on Wednesday September 21, 2016 from 1 pm to 2 pm with a memorial service to begin at 2 pm. Donna’s burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St Jude children’s research hospital.
, 81, formerly of Etna, NH passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday June 9, 2016. She was born in Hanover, NH on May 22, 1935 to the late Chester & Margaret (Bliss) Stark. She grew up in Etna and attended schools in both Etna and Hanover. June was married to Leonard L. LaFlam Jr. on June 20, 1953. She had worked for the Hanover Inn for a period of time and was a long time member of the of The First Baptist church of Hanover in Etna. She dearly loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was known to many as "Mom" even though she was not their mother. She loved all people and it showed. June enjoyed both Vegetable and flower gardening.
passed away at DHMC in Lebanon NH on July 26, 2016. Albert had been afflicted with LewyBodies Dementia for many years.
He was born July 7, 1938 in Lebanon NH to Averon and Alice(Crate) Langley. He attended school in West Lebanon, graduating from West Lebanon High School in 1957. He served in The US Army Transportation Corp from 1957 to 1960. After discharge Albert joined the DAV due to a disability from injuries he sustained during basic training.
Upon returning to NH Albert worked for the Lebanon School district, Don’s Sales and Service, New Jersey Machine and Alice Peck Day Hospital. In 1980 he became supervisor of the power plant of Mary
Hitchcock/DHMC Hospital until retiring in 2003. After retiring, Albert worked part time for his nieceSonya Campbell at Hanover Hardware.
Albert was always very active in the community. He was scoutmaster of troop 44 in Enfield and later a committee member and district respective. He attended the 1981 and 1985 National Jamborees as a
troop leader. In scouting he was wood badge trained, a member of the order of the arrow and received many awards including scouter of the year, district award of merit and the Silver Beaver. He
served on many committees in the Enfield and Lebanon Methodist Churches. Albert was a canoecamp counselor for Mechuwana, the Methodist Camp of Maine. He has had held several offices in the
West Lebanon High School Alumni Association. He also was an officer in the New England Association of Hospital Engineers.
Albert loved the outdoors; canoeing, camping, hiking and backpacking. He canoed thousands of miles including the entire Connecticut River. He participated in Paddle Power (a fund raiser for suicide prevention) for 13 years.
Albert is survived by his wife of 54 years, Dianne Allard Langley, four Children: his sons Andrew and his wife Jen their children Freya and Averon, Christian and his wife Linda and their children Emily and
Gabriella, and daughters Julie and her children Wyatt and Jessica and Andrea and her children Abbigail and Thomas . Three older siblings Maurice and his wife Annette, Donald and his wife Dottie
and Jeannette and her husband Richard. Many cousins, nieces and nephews. And his hiking and paddling buddy, Charlie.
Calling hours will be held from 2 pm – 4 pm and 6 pm – 8 pm on Friday, July 29 at the Ricker Funeral Home on School Street in Lebanon, New Hampshire. A memorial service celebrating Albert’s life will
take place at 1 pm on Sunday, July 31 at the Lebanon United Methodist Church on School Street in Lebanon, New Hampshire. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Albert’s memory to one of the following organizations:
The Lebanon United Methodist Church, 18 School Street, Lebanon, NH 03766 The Memory Café. Please make checks payable to Dartmouth College with a memo to Aging
Center Memory Café. 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon NH 03756 United Methodist Church Camp Mechuwana, P.O. Box 277, Winthrop, ME 04364
, 80, a lifelong area resident passed away Tuesday December 20, 2016. She graduated from Lebanon High School, Class of 1955. Shirley was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and the Catholic Daughter of America. She and her companion Robert Plante of thirty nine years enjoyed going to dances every Saturday evening. Both she and Robert enjoyed watching the Boston Bruins and gymnastics.
Shirley’s family would like to thank the loving staff of Hanover Terrace Healthcare for their kindness and comfort that they brought Shirley for the past two years; also a heartfelt thank you to all the support from adoptive family members and friends.
She is survived by her longtime companion Robert Plante, several brothers, sisters, many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to Shirley’s memorial service at the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon on Tuesday January 10, 2017 at 10am.
Should one choose memorial donations can be made to Cystic Fibrosis, In Memory of Shirley Lemere,114 Perimeter Road, Unite G & H, Nashua, NH 03063
, age 97, died on October 7, 2016 at Harvest Hill in Lebanon, NH. The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. (Helen Hartwell Flink) C. Russell Flink, she was born in Pleasantville, NY on May 1, 1919. She graduated from Pleasantville High School and received a degree from Cornell University after which she completed a year long internship at Grasslands Hospital in NY and earned a degree from the American Hospital Dietetic Association. On July 3, 1942, she married Donald F. Leyden, her high school classmate and moved to Washington, DC where he was stationed in the Navy after earning a degree at Penn State University. From Washington, DC, Don was transferred to New Orleans and then to Galveston, Texas, during which time Marian and their infant son returned to Pleasantville, NY to live with Don’s parents for a year. After Don’s Naval service ended in 1945, they moved to Holyoke, Mass. Where Don worked for his family’s paper company, Hampden Glazed Paper and Card Company and 2 more children were born. From there they bought a home in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Don commuted to New York City and managed the NYC office of Hampden Glazed paper and Card Company.
22 years later, Don and Marian moved to Brookfield Center, Connecticut and opened an art gallery. Donmar Studio specialized in producing limited edition prints of some of the nation’s best contemporary wildlife artists. Marian did the bookkeeping and Don did the custom"shadow-box" framing. Starting at the age of 64(and continuing for the next 18 years) , Don and Marian spent their summers traveling in Alaska. They went fly fishing for trout and salmon; sleeping in tents on the tundra and rafting on the rivers. They retold their adventures in multi-media presentations given to various outdoor and fishing clubs, church group and civic organizations. In the winter they often traveled to small islands in the Carribean, Costa Rico, Belize, and Mexico. So Don could fish; and continued to share their travel shows with the public until 2000.
In the 1960s, Marian directed a summer sleepover camp for Girl Scouts in NY State. She was a professional Camp Advisor for the Girl Scouts. Marian had a busy life and enjoyed her last 7 years as a resident of Harvest Hill belonging to the bridge clubs and book club.
Marian is survived by her 2 sisters, 3 children, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A Private family memorial service celebrating her life will be held in Stoddard, NH in the summer.
, 62, passed away Sunday September 18, 2016 at the Elm Wood Center in Claremont, NH.
Born September 15, 1954, the daughter of the late Leroy and Theresa (Herrin) Hurst.
Gloria was a longtime employee of Walmart working the night shift. In her free time she was happiest at church worshiping with her fellow parishioners at the 7th Day Advent Church. She also had a love for and enjoyed crocheting. In her earlier years Gloria lived in New Mexico. She never lost touch with some of her friends in New Mexico and enjoyed constantly writing to her Pen Pals down there.
She is pre deceased by both her parents Leroy Hurst and Theresa (Herrin) Hurst.
She is survived by her son Jerel Lipscomb of North Haverhill, NH; sister Vicki Kenison of West Hartford,VT a brother Jim Daniels of Keene, NH, aunt Louise Krejewski of Connecticut and many cousins.
Following Gloria’s request there will be no calling hours or funeral service.
, 81, passed away in the comfort of his home Tuesday August 9, 2016. He was born in Lebanon to the late Henry E. & Angelina B. (Stone) Lower. Ron grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School, Class of 1952. He had attended Sacred Heart Church and was a police officer in both Lebanon & Hampton. He managed Rich’s Department store for many years as well. Ron was a past Exalted Ruler of the Lebanon Elks Lodge Post 2099 and a past member of The American Legion Post 22. He enjoyed games and communicating with people through Facebook. Ron’s father died as a young man and was raised by his step father Harry Stone.
He is survived by his wife Jane Lower of West Lebanon and many friends.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at the Vermont veterans Cemetery in Randolph, VT on August 23, 2016 at 11 am.
, 91 passed away Sunday May 1, 2016 at her home surrounded by family.
Anna was born May 19, 1924 in Waldsassen Germany, The daughter of Joseph and Anna (Pavlick) Strobl. She grew up in Germany where she would eventually meet her husband Malbrough C. Lyons who was in the United States Army. In 1947 Anna moved to Enfield, NH when she and Malbrough got married.
During her working career Anna worked for the Hartford Woolen Mill before their closing and then Hal’s restaurant in Hanover, NH.
In her free time she enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling with her husband and taking care of her grandchildren
She is survived by her children Peter Lyons and wife Mary of Lebanon, NH; Christine Webster and husband Gifford of Lebanon, NH; Elsa Bean and husband Rex of Enfield, NH; Michael Lyons and girlfriend Lucy of Lebanon; NH; Six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was pre deceased by her parents Joseph Strobl and Anna Pavlick, her husband Malbrough Lyons in 2001, and her sister Fanny Schneider of Wildsau, Germany.
Following Anna’s wishes there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Friday May 6 at 11 am in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield, NH.
Hanover, N.H. — Kathleen Ellen Bovenkerk Marshall
died Sept. 14, 2016, at the home in Hanover that she shared with Carl Sandin. She was born on Sept. 25, 1947 to John and Gertrude (Veltman) Bovenkerk, of West Chester, PA.
Kathy grew up in West Chester and married Greg Marshall soon after her graduation from Westminster College. With a graduate degree from Boston College, she began working with visually challenged students supporting multiple schools. Kathy and Greg moved to Meriden in 1980 where Kathy’s passion as an educator became a career in interdisciplinary caring for newborns to 3-year olds, first at United Developmental Services and later at Pathways. Along the way, she became the director of her program, helped found the Early Childhood Mental Health Network, and was active in many special needs support organizations. She was a regional champion in the field of Early Supports and Services insuring the youngest of children received the care they needed to thrive.
Kathy was always the face of quiet wisdom and deep caring for others within her community, reflecting her dignity, grace, and perseverance. In Meriden, she was active in virtually every aspect of the Meriden Congregational Church, which she loved and where she served in essentially every capacity. She particularly enjoyed being a Deacon, singing in the choir, teaching the children’s choir, and playing the church organ as a fill-in organist. Through her last days, Kathy filled her favorite role as the coordinator of the Caregivers Team, ensuring meals, cards, and activities were provided for her church family and beyond.
Kathy’s spirit for her work and friendships inspired many in their service to others, support for those most vulnerable, pursuit of music, love of gardening, and so much more. Her legacy lives on in the thousands of children and families that she touched. Last fall, she was honored with the Micah Hero Award, sponsored by the United Valley Interfaith Project, for her commitment to living her faith and making a difference in the Upper Valley and beyond.
Kathy is survived by Carl Sandin, her dear friend and beloved companion of Hanover, NH; her daughter and her fiancé, Jill Marshall and Sean Teehan of Asheville, NC; her son, Kevin Marshall of Lebanon, NH; her sister, Carol (John) Edgar of Coatesville, PA; her brothers, Rodger Bovenkerk of Coatesville, PA and Richard (Andrea) Bovenkerk of West Chester, PA; her nephews, Ross (Natasha), John Michael (Cassie) and Alex; her sister-in-law and niece, Donna and Amy Barnes of Bear, DE; Carl’s children, Eric (Kathleen) Sandin of Freeport, ME, Carrie (Jim) Sandin of Lyme, NH, Cristina (Bill) Hammond of Hanover, NH, Peter (Micheline) Sandin of Barrington, NH, and Alie (Andrew) Sandin Bakaj of Springfield, VA, and his grandchildren, Tina, Tom (Maggie), Francesca, Lucy, Névé, Soren, and Nori; her former husband, Gregory Marshall of Lebanon, NH; and numerous close friends.
A memorial celebration is planned for Oct. 1 at 4pm at the Meriden Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Special Needs Support Center, 12 Flynn Street, Lebanon, NH 03766 and the Meriden Congregational Church, PO Box 187, Meriden, NH 03770.
, 85, passed away May 29, 2016 at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital. She was born April 24, 1931 in Lebanon, New Hampshire to Harley and Velma (Sanborn) Dudley, the third of seven children. She grew up in Lebanon and attended Lebanon schools. On November 8,1947, she married Gordon Courtemanche and they raised their four children in Lebanon. She worked several jobs in the Upper Valley but her favorite job was as Senior Secretary at Dartmouth College. On August 26, 1967 she married Stan Martin and they lived in New Hampshire, California and Florida. Shirley returned to New Hampshire in 2014 to be closer to her family. Shirley was very outgoing and social, she became the fashionista at Rogers House and she loved yard sales, stuffed animals and dolls. She especially loved her annual visits to Nubble lighthouse in Maine. She easily made friends and could often be found at the "Cave" laughing and people watching.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Stan Martin, her son Alan Courtemanche and two siblings, Eloise Bristol and Jean Wilcox.
She is survived by her children, Lois (Doug) Kerr, Wayne (Judi) Courtemanche and Lynn (Donnie) Langley; her four siblings, Marge (Reg) Locke, Mary Camber, Don (Naomi) Dudley, and Frank Dudley, her grandchildren Ryan (Gabe)Turner, K. Andrew Turner, Jessica (Zac) Dworak, and Jeremy Langley, Ray (Tammy) Clancy, Shauna Clancy, aunts, uncles, cousins and many nieces & nephews (all of which were her favorite). She is also survived by her first husband, Gordon Courtemanche, and her sister-in-law, Nancy Campbell, along with many friends. She will be sorely missed by all.
Calling hours will be held Thursday June 2 from 3 to 5pm with a memorial service starting at 5 pm.
Memorial contributions can be made to Alice Peck Day Med/Surg unit 10 Alice Peck Day Dr., Lebanon, NH 03766 or a charity of your choosing.
, 63, passed away suddenly at his home in Wilmot on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
He was born April 13, 1953 in the Naval Hospital in Chelsea, MA, to Edmund D. and Edith M. (Bill) Mason.
He was raised in Lebanon, NH graduating from Lebanon High School with the class of 1971.
He attended one year at Plymouth State College; then went into the management-trainee program with Texgas where he became the youngest branch manager of the company. He worked for the company that became Suburban Propane for 35 years, retiring in 2008. During that time, he served as General Manger in 9 stores in 5 different states, serving as troubleshooter to increase branch performances, retiring as General Manager/Regional Assistant from the Hilton Head Island, SC, store in June 2008. While working at the Auburn, NY, branch he went to Cayuga Community College to earn his Business Administration degree.
He had very fond memories of his high school band, The Young Generation, which began his lifelong love of rock and roll music. His love of muscle cars began with his first Mustang "Snappy" in 1972, a love that was rekindled after retirement. Ken was an active outdoorsman and enjoyed skiing, snowshoeing, golfing, hiking, and mountain biking. While living in NY as a young man, he became involved in motor cross/enduro racing -- earning many first-prize trophies. He again enjoyed this sport on a less strenuous scale after retirement. In the last couple of years, he spent many fulfilling and adventurous hours hiking the Appalachian Mountains with his friend, Paul Audette.
After retiring, he became involved in making performance improvements on his 2009 Mustang GT350, and then his 2008 Shelby Cobra GT500, Dark Snake, that became his pride and joy, winning many trophies in south east area car shows. Because of his interest in performance upgrades, he started his own internet business, Tunable Induction LLC, where he built special-ordered, customized, cold-air intake systems for mustangs. His interest in supporting young people led to Tunable Induction LLC sponsoring young Colby Davis of NY in his off-road/enduro racing.
His love of playing golf led Ken back to school to become a certified golf caddie. He caddied at May River Golf Club and Chechessee Creek Club, two very prestigious courses in South Carolina. Ken was an outstanding volunteer. He took an intense course and became a certified coach with The First Tee, a nationwide program for youth that provides educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. With the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry, he served as a mentor for the "Hooked on Golf" program for youth and also served as a road crossing Marshall for the annual "Pedal 4 Kids" community fundraising ride. He also volunteered for the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina in many ways, but the one thing he loved most was being Rudolph the Reindeer at the Community Christmas Tree Lighting. He felt so fulfilled volunteering and helping the children, and, of course, you know they loved him too. And it wasn’t just the kids. Ken was well-known as the "go-to guy" in the neighborhood. If you needed help – you could count on Ken.
His close, loving relationships with his daughters was extremely special to him. As was his relationship with God. Throughout his life, he remained true to his Catholic faith.
He is survived by his mother, of Lebanon, NH; his father and his wife, Della, of Fairlee, VT; his wife, Anne Littlejohn, of Hardeeville, SC; his two daughters, Jennifer and her girlfriend, Tania Rodriguez, of San Diego, CA, and Michelle and her fiancée, Adrian Rivera, of Queens, NY; their mother, Deb Mason-Bilancini, of Seneca Falls, NY; his two brothers, Keith, of Grafton, NH, and Matthew and wife, Roberta, of Lebanon, NH; his sister, Theresa Ingle and her husband, Bobby, of Antrim, NH; his nieces, Eliza Mason, of North Hampton, MA, and Audrey Mason of W. Springfield, MA; nephews, Kyle Mason, of Greenville, SC, Justin Mason, of Grafton, NH, and Andrew Mason of W. Springfield, MA; his dear friend, Judi Barra, of Wilmot, NH; lifelong childhood friends John Peck and Donnie Goodwin; along with countless other family and friends that were blessed to know him. He was predeceased by his brother Philip.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory, 56 School St, Lebanon, NH, for calling hours on Wednesday, October 26 from 5-7 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 27 at 10 am at the Sacred Heart Church 2 Hough St, Lebanon, NH. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield, NH.
In lieu of flowers, may we suggest a donation in Ken's memory to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry, 10 Pinckney Colony Rd, Suite 103, Bluffton, SC 29909 or to the charity of your choice.
, 73, passed away on October 12, 2016. Richard graduated from Mascoma High School and soon after began working for Campion’s in Hanover the closing of the store ended his thirty year career with them. He later began working for the Power House Mall. He enjoyed canoeing, kayaking and tinkering on most anything.
He is survived by his daughter Darcey L. Bernache and her husband Scott of Whitinsville, MA, his son Marc A. Maynard and his wife Regina of Whiteville, NC, his former wife Cheryl Osborne of Whitinsville, MA, and his five grandchildren Cameron, Samantha, Siera, Ashley and Damian.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon on Saturday October 29, 2016 for a memorial calling hour beginning at 10 am with memorial service to follow at 11am.
, 64, passed away Wednesday September 7, 2016. Henry was born and educated in Massachusetts. He worked as an engineer specializing in gear design. He has held four US patents with his design work. Henry has been on a first name basis with several top motor companies and is proud of his relationship with Pollack Engineering Company. He was a lifelong Mason and was a member of Social Summit Lodge #50 F&AM of Canaan, NH. He was also a Boy Scout leader for fifteen years. His son Derek and stepsons Carl both earned their Eagle Scout and Dan the Life Scout. Henry was a great cook and enjoyed cooking his traditional Armenian meals. Henry was a strict conservative republican and was proud to vote. He was a former selectman for the Town of Orange. He was a licensed fire arms instructor. Henry was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed all that New Hampshire had to offer.
He leaves behind his loving wife Jeanne Minasian, a daughter Chrissy Hunt and her husband Tom, a son Derek Minasian, stepson Dan Satterlund and fiancé Holly Rose, stepson Carl and Christina Satterlund and two grandsons CJ & Joseph; he also leaves behind many dear friends and his beloved hunting crew.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Sunday September 11, 2016 from 1pm to 4pm. A funeral will begin at 4pm at the Funeral Home. Should one choose memorial donations they can be made to Troop 19 Boy Scouts, c/o John Cox, 220 King Phillip Street, Weymouth, MA 02190.
, 54, passed away in the comfort of his home Thursday November 3, 2016. Allen grew up and attended schools in Lebanon. He began working as a painter for Bill Healy & Son Painting then latter for Pinnacle Painting. Allen enjoyed puzzles, fishing, hunting, skiing, snowmobiling and motorcycling. Allen had a big heart who loved all children even though he never had a child of his own.
Allen is survived by his parents John & Sandy Morin, a brother John "Jack" L. Morin and his wife Verna, a sister Pamela J. Schwarz and her husband Michael, his companion Brenda Boudreau, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory on Monday November 7, 2016 from 5 to 7 pm. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday November 8, 2016 at 10 am. Burial will follow in the Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
, 50, passed away Saturday December 10, 2016. He was born in Nashua, NH to John & Jacqueline (Constantineau) Morse on August 14, 1966. He grew up in Hudson, NH and graduated from Alvirne High School, Class of 1984. Brian married Debra Clark on November 5, 1988 and they began their family in Pelham, NH. They relocated to Meriden, NH where he built their home in 2001. Brian has worked as a carpenter for 30 years and has been operating his own construction business, Bri-Mor Construction. Brian enjoyed soccer, even so much as to coach his sons over the years, he also coached with the Lighting Soccer program for 10 year. He treated the soccer teams like family. He also was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed going to the races in Loudon and Daytona. His greatest accomplishment and pride was his wife Debra and their two sons watching them all grow and develop as a family.
Brian is survived by his wife Debra their two sons Nicholas and Christopher all of Meriden, NH, his parents John & Jacqueline Morse of Hudson, NH, a brother Bruce Morse of Hudson, NH, his mother and father-in-law Harold & Sylvia Clark of Meriden, NH, two brother-in-laws Gregory & Marcia Clark of Cornish, NH, Douglas & Kathleen Clark of Concord, NH, and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon for Brian’s calling hours on Friday December 16, from 5 to 7 PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday December 17, 2016 at 10 am with the Rev. Dewey Jones officiating. Brian’s burial will be held in the spring.
, 67, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2016. John was born in Greenwich, CT on June 4, 1949 to the late John & Sophie (Doeberl) Neidozetko. He grew up in Norwalk, CT and graduated from Central Catholic High School, Class of 1967. John enlisted in the Navy and later returned to earn his associated degree from Wentworth Institute. He was married to Abigail Waldron for 23 years. They moved to Washington, NH and later settled in Warner, NH. John operated his own business, Day Pond Woodworking as timber framer. He enjoyed making furniture he was a meticulous perfectionist when he was crafting a piece of furniture. He enjoyed playing Dart’s and played in a league; his team was called the Terminators, and his group nicknamed him the "Natural". John enjoyed the out of doors especially camping in his Air Stream, kayaking, the ocean and roller coasters.
John is survived by his longtime companion Terry Kneeland of Enfield, his beloved daughter Zoey Neidozetko of Andover, NH and his sister Linda Kulzer of New Smyrna Beach, FL, a nephew Daniel Marini and a niece Alisa Fisher.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory of Lebanon on Tuesday December 20, 2016 from 11 to 12 for a calling hour. A funeral will be held at 12 at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Upper Valley Haven 713, Hartford Ave, White River Junction, VT 05001.
53, died Monday July 25, 2016. He was born September 7, 1962 in Haverhill, NH to the late Howard R. & Joan A. (Baker) Noyes Sr. While a young man he made many memories of his father while helping him work on the roads, his father was the road agent for Orford. Following graduation from Orford High School he began working for Jeff Duby and later Donny Mitchell. This is where he found his passion for automobiles, he was a Ford man. He enjoyed working as a mechanic and farming. When time allowed he could be found on the water canoeing and fishing. Butch enjoyed the companionship of Fannie Mae his Jack Russell.
He is survived by his three children, Amanda MCellan (James), Mike Hoehl and (Heather) and Rachel Williams (Shawn), brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
There will be calling hours and services will be private.
, 65, formerly of Enfield, NH died Saturday September 24, 2016. She was born in Natick, MA to the late Francis & Helen (Phillips) Palmer. Helen grew up and graduated from Ashland, MA High School. She later met and married Thomas Nylund. They moved to Enfield where they built their home and began their family. Helen owned and operated the Flower Nook in Enfield for many years. She enjoyed playing Bingo and Phaze 10. Helen was a long time Notre Dame and Patriots football fan. Most recently she enjoyed cheering on the Texas Stars Hockey Team in Austin Texas.
Helen is survived by her son Brian Nylund and his wife Kara and their two children Lily and Jesse of Austin, TX, a brother Joseph Palmer of Ashland, MA, long time dear friend Howard Bradley, nieces, nephews and her golden retriever Brady.
Helen was predeceased by her husband Thomas Nylund and their daughter Sarah Nylund.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Ricker Funeral home in Lebanon on Sunday October 2, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the La Salette Chapel in Enfield. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield. Memorial donations can be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma, OK 73123.
, 73, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away Monday September 26, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lebanon on May 30, 1943 to Walter & Phyllis (Frye) Parker.
He is survived by his loving wife Bernice (Guerin) Parker of fifty one years, his daughter Cynthia and her husband Michael Hannah, his son Leonard Parker Jr. and his wife Kathy, his grandchildren Lauren Parry & Fiancé Kyle Small, Daniel Parry, Stephanie Parker & Fiancé Tony Burnell, Cherie Hannah & Fiancé James St. Martin, Aaron Parker and Kelsey Hannah and great grandson Wayde Small, two sisters Linda Richardson and Peggy Seamans and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Nancy Blanchard and brother Richard Hazelton.
He loved spending time with his family, fishing, dancing and visiting the beach. Leonard proudly served in the United States Army, was a twenty five year dedicated employee of New Jersey Machine and later retired from Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service on Friday September 30, 2016 at 11 am at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield, NH. Memorial donations can be made to the USO at PO Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677.
, 47, passed away on April 10, 2016, at her home in Grantham, NH, surrounded by her family.
Michelle was born on May 8, 1968 in Inglewood, California. She was the eldest daughter of Robert and Norma (Antonelli) Rice. In 2004, Michelle married the love of her life, John Parsons, in Hanover, NH. Her family included a kind, intelligent, and brave daughter, Olivia and a rambunctious puppy, Remington.
Michelle grew up in Huntington Beach, CA. She graduated from Huntington Beach High School in 1986. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, cum laude, from Boston University in 1990 and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern California in 1997.
Michelle began her employment at West Central Behavioral Health in Lebanon, New Hampshire in June 1998, following two years as a Psychology Intern and a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. In 2002, she became the Director of Children and Family Services at WCBH. She held this position until her passing. She also served as the Clinical Supervisor for the Dartmouth Psychology Internship Program and held a faculty position of Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
Throughout her career Michelle was a dedicated and empathetic clinician as well as a respected leader. She received the Unsung Hero Award from the Child Advocacy Center in 2014 for providing long-term leadership. In May 2016, she was due to receive the Margaret M. Riggs Distinguished Contribution Award from the New Hampshire Psychological Association for the psychologist demonstrating extraordinary skills in teaching, research, or service.
Michelle’s premature death cannot undo what she accomplished in life. She changed the lives of more people than we may ever know. Michelle dedicated her life to counseling children who were victims of trauma. For many years she was an active collaborator with the Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center and helped bring trauma-focused evidence-based practices to community mental health. Michelle also served as the mental health representative to the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Grafton and Sullivan Counties Case Review Team and Advisory Board which facilitated the provision of assistance for families in crisis.
In work as in life, she will be remembered for her compassion, kindness, intelligence, and dry wit. She could communicate her thoughts with a single look or wry smile. She would counsel and guide others with such subtlety and thoughtfulness that the mantra of her friends and colleagues in times of crisis became "what would Michelle do?" Her time here was too short, but her impact and memory will last forever – in the lives of her family, friends, and the children she has helped.
Michelle was preceded in death by her grandparents Pearl and Harvey Antonelli of Silt, Colorado. She is survived by her devoted husband John Parsons of Grantham, NH and her beautiful daughter Olivia, as well as her loving parents Robert and Norma Rice of Huntington Beach, California, her sister Tricia Wood and brother-in-law Richard Wood of Newton, Massachusetts, and her nephews Henry and Matthew Wood and Spencer Parsons. She is also survived by her loving family through marriage, her parents-in-law Robert and Gail Parsons of Sunapee New Hampshire, her brother-in-law Dr. Michael Parsons and his wife Katelyn Randall and their children Spencer Parsons and Sylvia Randall Munoz of Portland, Oregon.
A visitation will be held at the Ricker Funeral Home, 56 School Street, Lebanon, NH on Friday, April 15th from 4 to 7 p.m. The funeral will be at the Ricker Funeral Home on Saturday, April 16th at 10 a.m. A reception for friends and family will follow. There will be a private burial for the family.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in memory of Michelle Parsons to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or to West Central Behavioral Health, c/o Lebanon Child Program, 9 Hanover Street Suite 2, Lebanon, NH 03766.
passed away peacefully at her home in Canaan on July 23, 2016. Born in Roslindale, MA to Eugene and Kathleen Sneyd, she moved to NH in the 80’s with her husband Louis and two eldest children, Angela and Steve. Soon thereafter they became a family of six with the addition of Laura and Christina.
She had a passion for teaching and got her degree in Early Childhood Development. She then started her career as a paraeducator at the Canaan Elementary School where she worked for 15 years.
Geraldine enjoyed spending time at the ocean searching for sea glass and shells. When she wasn’t there she could be found at home tending to her many gardens where she waited for pumpkins to grow for the grandkids. She also liked going for motorcycle rides with her husband, playing puzzle and board games, and eating delectable meals.
Geraldine is survived by her husband Louis and four children, Angela, Steve, Laura, and Christina, and by eight wonderful and loving grandchildren. Her mother Kathleen Sneyd and her siblings Kathleen Sears of Canaan, NH, Paul Sneyd of Weymouth, MA, Maureen Cousino of Attleboro, MA, and Michael Sneyd of Brockton, MA, and countless cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive her.
Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7PM on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, NH. A Catholic mass will take place at 10AM on Monday, August 1, 2016 at St. Mary’s church in Canaan, NH with burial to follow.
, died alone at his apartment at Quail hollow in West Lebanon on August 31, 2016. He was 67 years old. Mark was fighting a painful, but very brave battle with declining health. His cause of death was heart disease. Mark’s life had many struggles and many detours, but he always kept moving forward doing the best he could.
Mark was predeceased by his parents, John S. Pfeil Jr. and Mary Davis Pfeil and one of his three sons Mark Christopher Pfeil.
Mark is survived by his sister Karla Pfeil and her husband Peter Fargo, his brother and his brother’s wife, John and Cathy Pfeil, his ex-wife Linda Braunstein, his two son’s Jonathan Pfeil and Matthew Pfeil and their wives Beth and Karen, five grandchildren, and his girlfriend of six and a half years Vicki Haas.
Mark was born in Boston, MA on July 28, 1949. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1967, and went on to graduate from Bridgewater State College in 1978. Before college, Mark spent four years in the Navy as a petty officer 3rd class, aboard the John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier. He was stationed in the Mediterranean and enjoyed visiting Italy and the Greek Islands on leave. He left the navy with an honorable discharge.
After College, Mark began working at Staples in their Manager training program. Later, Mark worked for Swiss Airlines at Logan Airport in Boston. Between jobs, Mark "worked" at a concession stand at Fenway Park, and got to cook for the fans of his favorite baseball team, The Boston Red Sox.
Mark moved to New Hampshire and become the manager of the dining room at Harvest Hill –the facility where his parents lived for the final years of their lives. He then became Activities Director at Wheelock Terrace. In both positions, he enjoyed interacting with the residents and their families. Mark’s strong love for children brought him to his job at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Centers (DHMC) Day Care Center. Mark also worked at Kendall of Hanover in the Dementia unit and their day care unit.
Mark’s last job was cashiering at Au Bon Pair, located inside DHMC. He enjoyed seeing some familiar faces coming through his line, especially when they remembered his name.
Mark had many passions. He loved sailing, and as a youth belonged to Community Boating of Boston on the Charles River, where he was a sailing instructor. Mark’s greatest passion was photography. He was a volunteer photographer for The Prouty, The Haven, High Horses, The Lebanon Airport, The Connecticut Valley Orchestra, and the Sunapee region. Whenever he got a call to do photography he would swing his Nikon Camera over his shoulder and head out the door.
Mark truly enjoyed giving of himself as was evidenced by his volunteer work. He enjoyed ushering at the Lebanon and Briggs opera house. He volunteered in the emergency room at Dartmouth Hitchcock, and Lebanon Center Genesis reading to the patients, delivering mail and whatever else he could to help the residence. He enjoyed cooking breakfast at the Norwich Grange Hall on Saturday mornings – often wearing his Red Sox apron. Mark also volunteered at the Senior Center in Lebanon, taking pictures, being part of the wait staff, and helping out wherever he was needed. He worked at R.S.V.P Volunteer Center doing paperwork, and answering the phones. He volunteered at Classicopia, greeting guests and cleaning up after the concerts, Mark really enjoyed helping and meeting people.
Mark was a huge dog lover, and he enjoyed going to the dog park with his girlfriend Vicki. Together they enjoyed listening to his friend Jim Hollis sing and play the guitar. Mark was the love of Vicki’s life. He will be greatly missed.
A graveside service was held on Wed. September 7th, At the West Lebanon Cemetery. An online guest book is available to leave Mark’s family a message of condolence by visiting www.rickerfunerahome.com. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Upper Valley Senior’s Center in Lebanon.
, 92, Died with loving family and friends by his side, at home in Dorchester, N.H. On August 21, 2016. A son of Florence Hilton and beloved stepfather, Yee Pon, he was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 29, 1923.
Cherished husband of Katherine Scanlon-Pon; loving father of Michael Pon (Shannon Connor); grandson, Kennedy; nieces, Susan Graham and Nicole Lodato; sister-in-law, Ann Wilson; great-nieces Haley and Caitlin, and nephew, Joey.
He served as a medic with the 279th Engineer Combat Battalion, U.S. Army in Germany in World War ll. Awarded the Bronze Star for administering first aid to the wounded under intense enemy artillery fire, in full view of the enemy.
For thirty years, he was employed by the New York Public Library as an illustrator. He remained an ardent observer of the life and streets of the city all his life.
Always an artist, he lived to paint, draw, and sculpt, and never turned his gifted eyes away from the wonders and sorrows of this world.
"Hands, and head, and heart"
, age 89, passed away after a brief illness on Monday September 12, 2016 in Newmarket. She was born to the late Raymond & Elizabeth (Cunningham) Melancon. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Reagan. Janet grew up in Lebanon, NH and graduated from Lebanon High School, class of 1944. She enjoyed traveling with her husband Ken and she lived for almost 40 years in both Cape Coral and Bradenton Florida. She was a member of the American Legion Post 22 in Lebanon.
She is survived by her daughter Kerrie Daly-Ryan and her husband John and their daughter Elizabeth Ryan all of Newfields, NH and her son Thomas Albu and his partner Carol Moore of Marblehead, MA, and several cousins. Janet’s family would like to thank the staff of The Pines of Newmarket for their loving care of Janet.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory in Lebanon to attend Janet’s memorial calling hours on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm.
Should one choose, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter, 480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472.
, 61, passed away Saturday May 7, 2016. He was born in Lebanon on December 3, 1954 to the late Ephrem J. & Edith Lorraine (Beaton) Rondeau. Stephen was a veteran of the US Navy, he served during the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed playing his guitar and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Lori Rondeau, son Duane Rondeau, daughter in law Laura Rogers, daughter Christine Rondeau, son Derrick Day, son Patrick Day, sister Gail Fear, nieces Wendi Jewel, Heather Carpenter, Chrissy Chesley Gunderson, and a nephew Adam Chesley. He was predeceased by his sister Debbie Donovan.
There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to Stephens’s graveside service on Wednesday May 11, 2016 at 11am at the Glenwood Cemetery in Lebanon.
West Lebanon NH, Theresa Cecile Jette Roy
passed away July 5, 2016, at the age of 86. Born on August 7, 1929, she was the daughter of Theodore (Ted) Jette and Lillian Blain Jette.
In 1952, she was married to Paul Eugene Roy of Woodsville NH, who predeceased her in 2003.
She is survived by her daughter Claire Brock, sons Leo Roy and Marc Roy, and their families. She had seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren, who were her pride and joy.
At her request, there will be no calling hours. There will be a requiem mass held on Monday, July 11, at 10am at the Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon NH. Burial will follow at the Sacred Heart Cemetary in Lebanon NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Benedictine Monks, c/o Fev. Fr. Matthew Shapiro, O.S.B. Clear Creek Monastery, 5804 W Monastery Road, Hulbert OK 74441. Or to Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary, Very Rev. Joseph Bisig, F.S.S.P. PO Box 147, Denton NE 68339.
, 82, of Canaan died Monday December 26, 2016 at the Lebanon Center Genesis Healthcare.
Janice was born in Glover, VT on May 29, 1934, the oldest daughter of Frank Stimpson and Helen (Peck) Stimpson. At a young age, they and her three younger sisters moved to Hartland, VT. Where she lived and attended school.
On December 22, 1951 she married her High School sweetheart, John Russell. They lived in Hartland, where they raised their three daughters and one son. She became a young grandmother at the age of 39. For her 40th birthday, John bought her a grocery store in Enfield, NH, which became Russels Variety Store; she’d always wanted to run her own business. They later enlarged the store to include a snack bar and restaurant, which Janice operated for several years while John ran the store.
When they sold the business in 1984, and bought a house in Canaan, NH; Janice went to work in the restaurant for the new owners, and then later worked as a cashier in the Canaan Cash Market. She also enjoyed helping out on the Canaan Lion’s Club Blood drives with her husband. Janice also enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards, games, and cooking, especially baking for her daughter Roxie’s restaurant, Dishin’ It Out.
When John retired from NH Industries, she worked a little longer, but then joined him in retirement. They did some traveling across the country, visiting family in Arizona and California, making a stop in Las Vegas. They purchased a vacation home in Florida, where they enjoyed spending the winters with family and friends.
Janice was preceded in death by her husband John earlier this year, after 64 years of marriage. She was also preceded by her parents, and one sister, Kay Becker. She leaves behind two sisters: Nancy Marsh of Plainfield, NH; Sandra Perron and husband Ronnie; of The Villages, Florida; three daughters: Rhonda Lamica and husband Arthur of Hartland, VT, Vickie Lamica and husband Wayne of Hartland, VT, Roxie Lemieux and husband Roland of Canaan; one son Dennis Russell of Hartland; seven grandchildren: Angie, Tara, Josh, Curtis, Lee, Scott, and Jessica; and six great grandchildren: Ryan, Lily-Mae, Ella Rose, Levi, Alexis, and Dominic.
There will be a memorial service for Janice at Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon, NH on Monday, January 9, 2016 at 10:00 am. Burial will be at the Hartland Village Cemetery in the spring. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VNA of VT & NH, PO Box 976, WRJ, VT. 05001-0976.
Lebanon, NH - Nellie Louise (Dexter) Russell
, 96, passed away in the comfort of her home on Tuesday October 6, 2016. She was born at home on December 2nd 1919 at 5 o’clock in the morning to William Dexter and Caroline (McCollem) Dexter of Lebanon, NH. Nellie’s mother "Carrie" always told Nellie she kept her up all night in labor and that it was snowing.
Nellie grew up in Lebanon, NH. At the foot of Slayton Hill, she went to the school house on Mascoma St. Ext. then to the old junior high in Lebanon, which at that time was the Lebanon high school. Nellie graduated in 1938, and always thought so much of her classmates. While Nellie was in high school, at the young age of 15, she and her close friend Rita sometimes would have to walk home from school together. They would walk down Mascoma Street, seeing they both lived in the direction. One day as the two teenage girls were walking by 37 Mascoma Street, there stood this "tall, thin, good looking young man," outside with his big black chow dog. The girls stopped to talk for a minute, seeing Nellies friend Rita knew the young man. Apparently the young man’s mother was friendly with Rita’s mother, and the two women had always wanted to set the two up! Well, that never happened! The young man was a 17 year old named Romeo Joseph Russell and Nellie Dexter stole his heart that day. Soon after Romeo and his friends started picking Nellie up from school in "The Flying Yankee", which was an old bomber car that the boys named after a train that became very popular at the time. Nellie said the principal had a "fit" and contacted her father William Dexter to demand that he stopped the boys from picking Nellie up from school. Nellies father did NOT mind Romeo picking Nellie up. William loved Romeo and thought of him as if he was the son he had always wanted.
Throughout Nellie and Romeo’s later teen years, they both worked with Nellies father cleaning, painting, and wallpapering for families and different business’ throughout Lebanon. During these teen years Romeo had heard that just about all of the Lebanon Firemen had quit the Department. He ran right over, along with other teen boys and volunteered to do whatever the department needed. The Fire Department became a huge part of something so very special to both Nellie and Romeo for the rest of their lives.
Romeo had also taken a job at the Woolen Mill on Mechanic Street in Lebanon, while Nellie continued to work for different families in town providing cleaning, cooking/baking, and a great deal of babysitting. Nellie absolutely adored and loved children. During Nellie’s long homemaking career she became very good friends with Jack and Elinor O’Connell and their 3 children, Mary Ellen, Ginny, and Jackie Jr. Mary Ellen the oldest, was just a small little girl when Nellie and Romeo were welcomed into the O’Connell’s family, Mary Ellen would become a very important woman in Nellies life.
Romeo and Nellie Courted for 5 years before getting married on May 25, 1940, at the old Sacred Heart Church that in 1940 was located on School Street in Lebanon, where Ricker Funeral Home is today. Romeo’s parents wanted the newlyweds to live at their home on Mascoma Street. Romeos father, Arthur wasn’t well. He suffered with Parkinson’s disease, and offered the young couple the entire upstairs of the house and made it into their own apartment. Just a few short years later, Nellies father William passed away. Then Romeo’s father soon passed. Romeo’s mother still lived downstairs from Nellie and Romeo. Nellie’s mother became ill for a brief time, so they decided to move Caroline in with them and they lived very happily with both mother’s in the same house.
Romeo took a job with the Lebanon School District working as a custodian, bus driver, and later a Security Guard, until he retired at 94 years old! Nellie found a job at the old Mary Hitchcock Hospital as one of the Housekeeping Supervisors for 15 years and retired in 1982.
Throughout all of their early years, and even well up into their 70’s, Nellie and Romeo loved being around people, their friends, all the special events, vacations, road trips (not planned) they both belonged to many groups and clubs. Nellie was very much involved with the Hartford Emblem Club #150 VT. Nellie served as the club’s President and later as the Press Secretary for years. Nellie also belonged to the Catholic Daughters, Social Committee, and Martha’s Ministries through Sacred Heart Parish. Nellie volunteered many, many hours for the American Red Cross, Lebanon Senior Center, the APD Auxiliary, and the Lebanon Fire Department Auxiliary. Nellie loved to knit, she often knitted hats, booties, blankets and clothing then donated all the items to the local hospitals for the newborn babies. Nellie was very well known as "the Pie Lady", which had also been brought up along with all of her community worked when Nellie was named Lebanon’s Citizen of the year in 2010. Nellie loved to entertain and joke. She was very well known for her hilarious jokes and great sense of humor. Nellie truly loved spending time with her friends and loved ones.
All the Fireman Convention’s, gatherings, cookouts, card parties, vacationing, and volunteering. Some people wonder how she had time to do all this, Nellie was a firecracker that just NEVER stopped moving, a woman that exercised daily well into her 90’s, she never would let Romeo sit too long, she’d have him doing laps around the house, just to keep him moving and going.
Very sadly a couple of years after Romeo finally retired at 94 years old, he was struggling with Dementia, and his body had just given out. Romeo passed July 10, 2013 at his beloved home that he was born in. With his bride right by his side, for all 73 years of marriage and 78 years together. Nellie was heartbroken of course, but she kept trooping on as she always did. A woman made not like many others that had struggled herself with having to live with debilitating macular degeneration, which left her legally blind. Nellie still lived alone in her big house, took care of all her affairs with help from Health Care Aid Carrie Pushee for 10 years, her family Paul and Steve Hamel, and two close friends Anna Yeager and William Pillsbury.
As Nellie was approaching her 97th birthday this December, she had a massive stroke September 28, 2016. This strong willed, stubborn Irish woman suffered for 8 days and was able to pass away at home where she desperately wanted to be. Now joined with her beloved husband Romeo dancing together in heaven forever.
Nellie’s survivors include Steve and Dee Hamel of Orford NH, Paul and Dottie Hamel of Enfield, Doris Hamel of Enfield, two cousins Rachael Bergeron and Carman Thibodeau both of Lebanon, along with many nieces, nephews, and an abundant amount of loving friends.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory in Lebanon on Wednesday October 12, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm for calling hours. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon on Thursday October 13, 2016 at 10 am. A reception will follow after the burial back at the church all are welcome.
, 71, passed away Sunday December 11, 2016. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on September 21, 1945 to the late William & Margaret Chong. She grew up in Hawaii and Philadelphia. As a young lady she worked at her parents Chinese Restaurant. She later retired from work in retail sales. In 2009 she moved to Lebanon. She enjoyed collecting cookbooks and recipes, visiting flea markets, riding roller coasters and was an avid cat lover.
She is survived by her companion Gordon Ashey III, a daughter Mayling Casillas and her husband Richard of Texas, a son Alan Labovitz and his wife Elaine of Pennsylvania, a brother in law Kenneth Sams and spouse Barbara, a niece Melanie Davis and spouse Roger of South Carolina, a nephew Tom Sams and spouse Mary, three grandchildren Shannon Casillas, Nicole and Kailey Labovitz, her husband from previous marriage, Joel Labovitz. She was predeceased by husband Larry Sams and a grandson Landon Casillas.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services.
, 64, passed away Friday, November 25, 2016 at his home in Grantham.
Charlie was born January 27, 1952, to Nicholas and Elizabeth, "Betty" (Clyatt) Santora. Charlie grew up in Yonkers, and briefly Mahopac, New York. Following graduation from Roosevelt High School, he pursued his true life passion of music. Charlie was an accomplished drummer and early in his career, he played with many influential musicians such as Luther Allison, Lou Reed, Patty LaBelle, and Iggy Pop to name a few. In 2003, he married the love of his life, Karen (Duley) Santora. Together they shared a love of animals and had numerous "fur babies," JJ, Maya, Lilly, Sammy and Max, who already deeply miss him.
Charlie was a Licensed Nursing Assistant (LNA) and worked in health care for several years. He had a passion for working on cars and could fix almost anything.He was employed at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge.
He is pre-deceased by his mother Betty Santora. He was completely devoted to his family.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Karen Santora, father Nicholas Santora, sister Kathryn Santora Knoll; step-daughter Nicole Williams, step-son Adam Williams; niece Jennifer Knoll, and nephews Gene R. Knoll and Nicholas Knoll.
Services for Charlie will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Upper Valley Humane Society, 300 Old Rte 10,
Enfield, NH 03748
, 68, formerly of Grafton, NH passed away June 27, 2016 at Genesis-Lebanon Center. She was born in Franklin, NH on October 24, 1947 to the late Howard A. & Thelma (Hall) Seamans. Anita graduated from Mascoma High School, Class of 1966. She earned her certification as an LNA and began working for Pierce’s Nursing Home in Enfield, the Clough Center in New London and worked at Genesis in Lebanon until her illness in 2001. During the past year while receiving care at Genesis she grew very fond of a local musical group "The Wild Women".
She is survived by her siblings Sandra Barker and family, Tom Seamans (Marilynn), Elaine Stone (Albert), Howard "Chip" Seamans (Peg), nieces and nephews John, Jamie, Tonya, Tara, Eric, Jared, Tabitha and Stacey, many great nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind several aunts, uncles and numerous cousins. She was pre deceased by a brother Alan Seamans.
Anita’s services were held earlier this month. She was buried at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Grafton in the family lot. Memorial donations can be made in Anita’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.
, 69, passed away in the comfort of her home on Friday April 22, 2016. She was born in Montpelier, VT to Floyd & Louise (Butman) Jones on May 2, 1946. She married Gerald Shambo on March 2, 1968 and began their family. Wanda retired from Unifist after 26 years of service.
She is survived by her three children Rickie L. Shambo (Jennifer Small) of Unity, NH, Tina L. Shambo of Onset, MA and Wayne A. Shambo (Melanie Shambo) of Canaan, NH, a brother Floyd E. Jones Jr. of NC, a granddaughter Louise A. Shambo, several other grandchildren and great grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours or funeral services.
, 79, passed away Sunday May 22, 2016, at Pine Rock Manor, Warner NH. She was born in Ridgewood, NJ on March 6, 1937, the daughter of Spencer and Susan (Dzekosky) Muns. Raised in Uniondale, Long Island, NY, she graduated from Ridgewood High School in New Jersey, and attended the University of Connecticut. She was married to Stuart A. Smith for 59 years and lived in Orange, NH for over 30 years. Barbara had been employed at Dartmouth College, and was active for many years in real estate, family farming, the creation of whimsical folk art, and the sale of antique furniture. Barbara also volunteered her services to the Board of Elections in the Town of Orange, and will be remembered as a loving mother and wife and cherished for the compassion and kindness she showed toward others. She is survived by daughters, Debrah Dingee and her husband Robert (Michael), and Karen Clough and her husband Tim; grandchildren, Lauren Ludwig, Carlyn Dula, and Shaun Dula; great grandchildren, Owen and Teagan Bailey; and brother Daniel Muns and his wife Patricia. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Stuart, and a son, Dennis Arthur Smith.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Canaan Fast Squad (PO Box 35 Canaan, NH 03741)
died peacefully Tuesday, May 10, 2016 surrounded by his friends at Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital. Michael was born October 6, 1954 in Colorado Springs, CO. to Tom and Jean Smith. After Tom’s time in the military the family moved back to Cambridge, MA. Michael attended Cambridge Ridge and Latin High School and Hampshire College. He then went on to pursue an acting career in NYC. Realizing that wouldn’t be his vocation he moved to Vershire, VT to care take his good friend, Robin Mix’s mother’s property.
For over 30 years Michael had a successful plastering business that took him throughout New England, New York and New Jersey. Thanks to Historic Windsor and Judy Hayward he studied the art of plaster restoration. He became a master at restoration of old plaster including moldings and medallions, one of the few experts in the field in this country. His repairs can be seen in churches, libraries, universities, federal buildings as well as private homes.
Michael always said he was just a craftsman but he truly was an artist. He loved all old buildings and could see the beauty in even the most run down building.
His other passion was people. He loved meeting them and engaging them in conversion with his humor, intelligence and kindness. He will be missed by his partner of over 25 years, Jane Hamlin, his brother James Smith, sister Karen McCall, the Hamlin family and his dogs, Mia and Owen.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Historic Windsor, 54 Main St., PO Box 21, Windsor, VT 05089
A gathering in celebration of his life will be held May 24th at Michael and Jane’s home, 39 Squag City Road in Cornish, NH at 6:00pm.
, 63, born December 14, 1953 in Lebanon, NH to Jane and Milford Illsley passed away Saturday April 16, 2016 at Brookside Nursing Home. She was there for short term rehab. She leaves her beloved husband of 37 years Daniel Soucy. She was a great animal lover. She had a passion for antique cars with her husband. She graduated from Lebanon High School. Elaine started her "work life" at the age of fifteen as a car hop at the A &W, spent years later at the "Super Duper" both on the Miracle Mile in Lebanon. Her dream was to have a store. Dan and Elaine started the "Soucy Mini Mart" and Meriden Garage in 1979. Elaine’s love for people showed in her daily contact with her customers. She also ran a consignment shop in their plaza.
Elaine is the youngest of seven siblings. Brother Wayne Illsley of Claremont, NH, sisters Joyce Evans of Hendersonville, NC, Dorothy Hutchins of Quechee, VT, Barbara and husband Gerald Huston of Pueblo, CO, Alice and husband David Best of Northwood, NH (Formerly of Meriden, NH). She leaves four nieces and seven nephews, several great nieces and nephews, a sister in –law Becky Flynn, cousins and many friends.
She was predeceased by her parents and infant brother David. Elaine put up a strong struggle against years of Diabetes, kidney failure and blindness.
Family and friends are invited to a calling hour at the Meriden Baptist church on Saturday April 23, 2016 from 1 to 2 pm. A funeral will begin at 2pm at the church. Burial will follow in the Mill Cemetery.
Her wishes were that donations be made in her memory to the Upper Valley Humane Society, 300 Old Route 10, Enfield, NH 03748.
, 70, of Enfield, NH passed away at home on Saturday October 8, 2016 after a courageous battle with Cancer with his loving family by his side.
Pete was born in Augusta, Maine on January 28, 1946 the son of Rose (Morin) & Raoul St. Amand.
He attended St. Augustine Catholic School and Graduated in 1964 from Cony High School in Augusta, Maine. After graduation Pete joined the US Navy as a SeeBee and was a combat Veteran during the Vietnam War.
He was a Restaurant Manager for Hazel Greens in Augusta, Me & Concord, NH. Also, Manager of Papa Ginos in West Lebanon, NH. He worked for the US Postal Service in White River Junction, VT as a Mail handler for 25 years, retiring in 2008.
He enjoyed playing horseshoes with his father and brothers and anyone willing to lose at the game. If you ask him, he was the best! His favorite pastime was riding his Harley, touring the Country and enjoying bike trips with his son, brother and nephews. Pete was an avid bowler and bowled in many bowling leagues.
Pete was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Robert & Reginald St. Amand. A sister-in-law Germaine St. Amand and a brother-in-law Richard Goral. and his dog Scooter.
Pete is survived by his wife Elizabeth "Betsey" (Dawe) St. Amand of 40 years as well as his 6 children. Lorri Lacroix of Vassalboro, ME and her 3 daughters Nichole Burke, Kelsie Farrin & her husband Brandon, & Danielle Colfer, Renay Hopkins of West Gardiner & her husband Andrew and their children Erika & Justyn Wilson, Kristian St. Amand of Enfield, NH and her son Tyler Findley, Stacey Dillon of Bradford, NH & her husband Michael and their children Ryan, Kyle & Emma, Nicholas St. Amand of Gorham, ME & his wife Christine and their son Carter and Sara St. Amand of Enfield, NH. He is also survived by his Brothers Richard St. Amand and his wife Carole of Augusta, ME, Donald St. Amand and his wife Brenda of Hermon, ME, Sylvio "Moon" St. Amand & his wife Debbie of Montclair, CA, his only sister Patrica Goral of Barnstable, MA. His sister-in-law Cindy St. Amand of Hollis, ME. His six great grandchildren Baileigh, Kaicen, Kaylee, Calvyn, Payton & Charlee. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins and his beloved granddog Tucker.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society of New Hampshire. At Pete's request there will be no funeral services. Arrangements are by Ricker Funeral Home, Lebanon, NH.
West Canaan, NH - Janet Marie (Goular) Stark
, passed away August 20, 2016 in Lebanon NH following a long illness. She was surrounded by her loving children and family. Janet ( also called Maria by her parents and siblings through the years ) was born June 1, 1934 in Wilder, Vermont in the part of town known as "Little Canada". She was the daughter of Lawrence H. Goular and Ruth L. (Plummer) Goular. As a young girl her and her family were living in Northfield, MA including her two sisters Kitty and Bobbie. Then the family moved to Utica, NY where their father Tex trained in the Army Air Corps in the WWII era. Upon discharge they moved to Greenfield, MA where Janet was a majorette in school. When Janet's little brother, seven month old baby Larry died, the family moved to Enfield, NH. Janet performed with her sister Bobbie at many school functions at the Whitney Hall in Enfield, NH. She entered a local talent show and sang "The Old Rugged Cross" while playing her four string tenor guitar and took 1st place. She attended Enfield High School but then came family. Janet always wanted her GED and she received it in 1978.
On August 19, 1950, she married Carroll D. Stark of West Canaan. They raised their seven children in the big 1790 house on School House Hill in West Canaan NH. Janet claimed her children were her greatest accomplishment and she loved them all dearly. She was predeceased by her son, Carroll J. in 1978 and her husband, Carroll D. in 1991. Also her older sister Azilda (Kitty) Woodward and husband, Robert Woodward. Janet is survived by her younger sister Barbara (Bobbie) Hurd of Blacksburg, Virginia. Also son Donald and life partner Denise of West Canaan NH, Richard and wife Geraldine of Ormond Beach Florida, Perry of Lebanon NH and daughters Lauri and husband David Allen of West Canaan NH, Tamara of Claremont NH and Rhonda of West Canaan NH. She has seventeen grandchildren, and twenty-six soon to be twenty-seven great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.
Janet took pleasure in being with her family, playing bingo, card games, word games, listening to the oldies, Elvis of course, old country and some new country music plus going to Hart's Turkey Farm every Mother's Day. She loved to sing, yodel, play the guitar, ukulele, harmonica and the spoons. She also enjoyed her many friends throughout the years.
A graveside service will be celebrated Saturday August 27, 2016 at 11 am in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Enfield NH.
, 82, passed away Tuesday November 15, 2016. He was born in Lebanon to the Late George N. & Helen (Kimball) Sunn Sr. on March 21, 1934. George attended Lebanon Schools. On September 29th, 1955 George married Daisy E. (Gutherie). Together they raised their five children in Lebanon. George & Daisy loved to travel to Maine and experience new places and adventures, as well as spend time with their family. Over the years George had worked for the Block Plant, E. Cumming Tanery, Jackson Construction, APC construction and Local Union 668. He had belonged to the Lebanon Eagles Club and the Mascoma Club. He loved Christmas and enjoyed drawing, fishing, and woodworking.
He is survived by his five children Craig Sunn, George N. Sunn III and wife Susan, Elizabeth Sunn, Vicki Follansbee and husband Peter, Shirley Packard and husband Tim, two sisters Beverly Talbert and Lillian Pillsbury and a brother Robert Sunn, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
George was predeceased by his wife Daisy and three sisters Beatrice Fish, Margaret Marcott & Shirley Maynard.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Sunday November 20, 2016 from 3 to 6 pm. A funeral will be held at the funeral home on Monday November 21, 2016 at 10 am. Burial will follow in the Valley Cemetery in Lebanon.
Should one choose memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice.
, 74, passed away Monday May 16, 2016. He was born in Hanover, NH to Forrest "Gene" & Ethel (Stone) Tibbits on February 25, 1942. Jim has worked for various companies in the Upper valley over the years and was a member of the SAL (Sons of American Legion).
Jim was predeceased by his parents, his wife Carroll Miller Tibbits, a brother Richard Tibbits and a daughter Peggy Carroll McPhee. He is survived by his Siblings, Delmer Tibbits of Albuquerque, NM, William Tibbits of Canaan, NH, Harry Tibbits of Enfield Center, NH, Carol Moodie of Plainfield, NH, Paul Tibbits of Plainfield, NH, Marie"Sharon Tibbits" Wolfson of Canaan, NH, Thomas Tibbits of Lebanon, NH, His Children Leland Tibbits and wife Terri Templeton of Windsor, VT, David Carroll and wife Cheryl of Lebanon, NH, Lloyd Carroll of Lebanon, James H. Tibbits of Rutland, VT, Lisa Tibbits Lear of Lebanon, NH, Bobby Joe Tibbits of Enfield Center, NH, Scott Tibbits of Enfield Center, NH, Roger Carroll and wife Janice of Nashua, NH, several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Family friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on June 25, 2016 from 12 to 7 PM at Leland’s home in Windsor, VT
, 99, of Harleysville, PA, formerly of Lebanon, NH, stepped into eternity on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Peter Becker Community, Harleysville, PA, after a very brief illness.
Madeline was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire to the late Arthur W. and Mary Ellen (McCue) Townsend. She graduated with the Lebanon High School Class of 1935. For 67 years she quietly and lovingly gave her strength and support to her late husband, Howard C. Townsend.
Madeline was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was known as a compassionate person, who left her mark on countless lives. She and Howard welcomed people of any culture, race or ethnicity into their family and hearts. They were always generous to people in need, and taught their children to be the same.
Madeline remained active in New Hampshire politics alongside Howard until their later years, serving in the NH House of Representatives herself for a time. She also volunteered in many capacities while living in Lebanon.
Madeline avidly read history and biography. She loved playing games, always with a twinkle in her eye and a competitive edge to the very end. Over the years she enjoyed hiking, walking, gardening, and bird watching. She treasured sunrises, sunsets, and the ever changing day and night skies.
Madeline was a member of Bethany Bible Fellowship Church, Hatfield, PA, until she passed into Glory. She formerly was a member of the First Methodist Church, Lebanon, NH and West Lebanon Baptist Church, West Lebanon, NH, where she served in a variety of ministries. To the end of her life she remained a committed student of the Bible and an active prayer warrior.
Madeline is survived by four children: Bruce Townsend and wife Merinda of Lebanon, NH; Marilyn Bossard and husband David of Harleysville, PA; Rebecca Townsend of Oakdale, CT; and Faith Attaguile of Encinitas, CA. She has nine grandchildren: Dwight, Heidi, Andrew, Brendan, Bekah, Pamela, Mary Ellen, John, and Naomi; and fourteen great grandchildren, Sarah, Nathan, Merinda Esther, Paul, Deborah, C.J., MeeSoh, MeeDm, Caleb, Joshua, Madeline, Lisbon, Merayah and David Leonardo. Others too numerous to count "adopted" her as mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by five brothers: Douglas, Richard, Harold, Paul and Ralph, and two sisters: Katherine Pringle and Dorothy Banagan.
Burial will take place at School Street Cemetery, Lebanon, NH on Thursday, October 13, at 10:00 am. Friends and family are invited to gather at the cemetery and at the Lebanon Assembly of God Fellowship Room following the internment for refreshments.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Bethany Bible Fellowship Church Family Life Center 75 W. Broad St. Hatfield, PA. 19440.
, 72, passed away September 14, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in White River Jct., VT.
The son of the late Charles Edward and Mildred Bessie (Stanton) Vance. Gary was a graduate from Thetford Academy class of 1962. Following his graduation he immediately enlisted in the United States Army where he would excel and acquire the rank of a Sharpshooter. After being honorably discharged from the Army he went on to be a mechanic for Decato Brothers trucking. Following Decato Brother he became a truck driver and eventually would end his working career at the River Mill Complex working in maintenance.
Gary was an avid hunter who put a lot of time in the woods perfecting his hobby. He also enjoyed fishing, and some of his children’s fondest memories were trips to Piermont Pond fishing with their dad.
He was pre deceased by his parents Charles and Mildred (Stanton) Vance, and bothers Sheldon and Keith Vance.
He is survived by his three sons Terry, Aron and Gary Vance; his daughter Victoria Vance; sisters Linda Dresser and Shirley Picken; brothers Kermit and Edwin Vance; sister in law Barbara Vance; five grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Thursday September 29, 2016 at 11 am at the Vermont Veterans cemetery in Randolph,VT.
, entered into rest on June 3, 2016. She was 87.
Daughter of the late Gilbert and Bessie Shovan, she was born April 6, 1929 in Orange, Massachusetts. Virginia marries Clement I. Verge on January 1, 1948. Clement predeceased her on February 18, 1992.
Mrs. Verge was a graduate of Enfield High School. She worked as a school secretary for 20 years at the Plainfield School in Meriden, a position she thoroughly enjoyed.
She was a communicant of the Holy Redeemer Parish in West Lebanon and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She worked as a volunteer for hospice of the Upper Valley, Holy Redeemer Ladies Group, American Association of Retired Persons and RSVP Lebanon Senior Center.
She enjoyed sewing, landscape painting, writing and ceramics. Family and friends were the most important part of her life.
Survivors include her two sons, Kenneth R. Verge and his wife Valerie, of Hudson, NH and Ronald D. Verge and his wife Susan, of Newburgh, NY; a sister June Fuller and her husband Henry, of Denton, Texas; five grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and former daughter in law Jeanette Hutchins. She was pre deceased by a son, Keith L. Verge, in 1987.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4pm on Thursday July 7, 2016 at the Ricker Funeral Home 56 School Street, Lebanon, NH 03766. A Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 am on July 8, 2016 at the Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon, NH.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Upper Valley Senior Center 10 Campbell Street Lebanon, NH 03766 or Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
, 94, died Friday November 25, 2016 at Lebanon Center-Genesis. She was born in Lebanon on August 30, 1922, the daughter of Fred J. B. &Mary J. (Ashline) Vincent. She attended the Lebanon schools and graduated from Lebanon High School in 1940.
For years she worked in the office of Carter & Churchill Company, (later known as Profile Sports Corp.) She lived in Concord, NH for four years while she worked at the State House as a secretary to then Gov. Lane Dwinell. For the following two years she worked at the Department of State in Washington DC, continuing as secretary to Gov. Dwinell during his appointment as Assistant Secretary of State for Administration under President Eisenhower.
She retired in January 1988 upon completion of 11 years in the office with Luminescent Systems, and then resumed working part time for Gov. Dwinell at his Kendal home as his on-call secretary.
She was a member of the Lebanon Historical Society, and a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. As a member of RSVP, she was an active volunteer at the Grafton County Senior Citizens Council office, also for the American Red Cross.
She is survived by her brother Richard F. Vincent of Enfield, NH as well as nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Harold R. Vincent and sisters Dorothy Boisvert, Grace Walton and Marion V. Boivin.
Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home & Crematory in Lebanon for calling hours on Monday November 28, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm and then again from 6 to 8 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday November 29, 2016 at 10 am at the Sacred Heart Church in Lebanon.
, 90, of Lebanon, NH passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Lebanon Center Genesis. Her death was 12 years to the day that her beloved husband Richard passed. Helen was born October 11, 1925 in Mena, Arkansas to Overton Bettis & Alice (Williams) Alston. On October 8, 1944 she married Richard Griggs Wallace in San Antonio, Texas and returned to Richard’s hometown, Lebanon, NH, at the end of WWII. Helen was a stay at home mom and later worked at the Hanover Inn, First National Bank of Lebanon and Granite State Electric. In 1973, Helen became the first female electric meter reader in Granite State Electric’s history and retired from this position in December, 1987.
Helen took much joy in family and spending time with her children and grandchildren, attending her grandchildren events and sports, going for walks and reading. Helen was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her brother Maurice Alston, and a son-in-law, Walt Lewis. She is survived by her brother John Alston and wife Mildred of Little Rock, AR, her five children, Dottie Heintzelman and her husband Gary of Bloxom, VA, Deb Hill and her husband Barney of Biddeford, ME, Deena Lewis of Berlin, Md, Sue DeHavens and husband Bud of Gilbert, Az, and Rich Wallace and wife Kelly of Springfield, NH. Her 9 grandchildren: Erich Heintzelman, Jason Heintzelman, Sarah Lewis, Maresi Laverriere, Kayleigh Held, Phillip Colt, Shelly DeHavens, Allison Tibbetts, Brittney Wallace and 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a private ceremony at a later date.
Lebanon, NH - Deborah L. Wentworth "Debbie, Sista"
, 61, passed away Saturday December 17, 2016 while surrounded by her family. She was the daughter of George & Shirley (Hood) Wentworth also foster daughter of Craig and Regina Sweet.
Debbie grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School (’73). Most recently she had been working for the VA Hospital in White River Junction, VT. Prior to that, she had 35 years of dedicated service to the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Debbie had been a member of the Lebanon Emblem Club, was involved with the Call to Care Program with the First Congregational Church of Lebanon, enjoyed NASCAR and as a young lady a Rainbow Girl. She was happiest visiting with family and friends and especially loved listening to stories from her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her sister Linda Wentworth-King and husband Steve of Canaan, NH, her brother Doug Wentworth and wife Lisa of West Lebanon, NH and foster siblings Terri Sweet, Sandra Sweet-Delong and their families. Nieces and nephews: Nicole and Christie Wentworth, Mikala and Jordan Wentworth, Jacob and Jessica Wentworth, also great nieces and nephews, Katlin, Kadan and Sierra. She was predeceased by her parents and foster parents, her brother Gary Wentworth and foster siblings Cheryl Sweet-Day and Earl Sweet.
At Debbie’s request, there won’t be calling hours or a funeral service. A graveside service will be announced in the spring.
Memorial Donations may be made the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
, 79, passed away in the comfort of his home on Monday May 30, 2016. He was born in South Strafford, VT to the Late Roy & Margaret (Porter) Wilcox on September 10, 1936. He was married to Jan Lee and later married Alice Dixon. Walter enlisted with the Air Force where he proudly served and retired after twenty three plus years as a Tec. Sergeant. Following his discharge he worked for Southern Lines as an inspector. He then was employed by the US Postal Service for twenty plus years. In retirement he was a currier for Thrift car rental and then Timken Aerospace. Walter was a 32nd degree member of The Blazing Star Eureka Lodge No.11 F&AM of Concord. He was a member of the American Legion Guyer-Carignan Post 22 of Lebanon and was an avid Fisherman and hunter.
Walter is survived by his wife Alice D. Wilcox, his three children Dennis Wilcox and his wife Taryn, Kelly Toler and Fiancé Jeff Mahadeen and Deborah Gustafson and her husband Mark, five siblings Myrtle Jenkins, Hazel Grizwold, Ernest Wilcox, Winifred Barksdale, Theresa Campbell, eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four siblings Richard Wilcox, Earl Wilcox, Lois Grimaldi and Dana Wilcox.
At Walters request there will be no formal services. Family and close friends are invited to the family home for a celebration of life on Sunday June 26, 2016 from 12 to 4 pm.
passed away peacefully of natural causes at Genesis in Lebanon, NH. John was 83 years old. John was born Oct. 19th, 1932 in Queens, NY to John and Viola (Tuemmler) Wilson. John served in the US Navy active service for 9 years from 1961-1970 and was promoted to Lieutenant. In 1962 John married his first wife, Mary, while stationed in Hawaii. Mary died in 1968 after a short battle with cancer. They had no children. Shortly thereafter, John met another Mary who lived in Rockaway, NY. They were married on Oct. 4th, 1969. They lived in Lake Ronkonkoma, NY for a few years before moving down to Winter Haven, FL with Mary’s first son, Richard. John worked for the Social Security Administration while in Florida and received awards for his outstanding performance as a government employee. On May 31st, 1975 John and Mary welcomed their second son, Neal, into the world. The family eventually moved back north to St. Johnsbury, VT in 1988 where John worked for the Department of Employment and Training until he retired. After retirement, John and Mary created a craft business, Sullivan’s Shopping. John was a skilled woodworker and sold many of his own creations. They enjoyed travelling to craft shows throughout the region until they had to give up the business when Mary became ill and eventually passed Dec. 6th, 2007. John was a resident of St. Johnsbury for 30 years before moving to the Upper Valley of NH to be closer to his son who helped to care for him until his passing. John is survived by his son, Neal, his wife, Jami, and his granddaughter Harper. There will be no services. Donations in John’s honor can be made to the American Cancer Society.