Obituaries

Kathleen (Johnson) Amorelli

Kathleen (Johnson) Amorelli, 51, of Grace Drive Hudson, died Monday, September 20 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. 

She was the daughter of William Johnson of Lawrence, Massachusetts and the late Mary (Waugh) (Johnson) Houle.

Mrs. Amorelli was the wife of Michael Amorelli of Grace Drive, Hudson.

She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangalist church in Hudson

Mrs. Amorelli received an Associates Degree from Castle College as well as a Bachelors Degree from Rivier College.  She was licensed Guardian Ad Litem and a member of Beta Sigma Phi.  She enjoyed traveling to the mountains, beaches, and various cities.  She loved spending time with her family and her greatest joy was being around her two grandchildren. 

Besides her loving husband Michael, survivors include: two daughters and a son in law, Tracy and Joseph Alves of Merrimack, and Elizabeth Amorelli of Nashua; two granddaughters, Drew and Julia Alves, both of Merrimack; her father and his wife, William and Alice Johnson of Lawrence Massachusetts; as well as many dear friends.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library St. on Friday, September, 24 at 10:00 a.m.  All are invited to meet at church.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua.  To send an online message of condolence or for direction, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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John M. Bednar

John M. Bednar, 91, of Ferry Street, Hudson, died Tuesday, October 12, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he was the son of the late Charles and Suzanne (Wajtek) Bednar.  He was the widower of Agnes P. (Greene) Bednar.

Mr. Bednar received a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting and pre-law in 1941 from New York University.  He worked at General Electric in Bridgeport, Connecticut and in 1954 retired from GE in Lowell, Massachusetts.  He came to Hudson in 1949 and started Pine Acres Restaurant.  He represented the Town of Hudson as a State Representative for 16 years and was known as the father of the right to know law.  He served as a Town of Hudson Selectman for 12 years, a Town Councilor for four years, along with being on the Sewer Utility Committee or eight years and was a moderator for both the Town and the School District.  He also served as a Cemetery Trustee and a Supervisor of the Checklist and was on the Charter Study Commission and Budget Committee.  John was also a past vice president of the Hudson Chamber of Commerce and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.  He was active in town and state government for over 50 years.  He started the Hudson Tax Payers Association in 1956, which is now known as the Hudson Property Owners Association.  He was a communicant of St. Kathryn Church and a member of the Hudson Seniors.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. John R. Bednar and his wife Kathleen of Marblehead, Massachusetts; two daughters, Patricia Phaneuf of Manchester and Suzanne Bednar of Hartford, Connecticut; a sister Beatrice Salerno of Wolcott, Connecticut, six grandchildren, Chris, Kathy, Cara, Julie Bednar all of Marblehead, Massachusetts; and Lisa Bourric of Manchester and Holly Phaneuf of Nashua.  Also two great-grandchildren, Tiffany Nelson and Samantha Bourric, both of Manchester.

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, Hudson, is in charge of arrangements. 

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Robert J. Bellisle, Jr.

Robert J. Bellisle, Jr., 50, of 14 Martin Lane in Litchfield died peacefully on Saturday afternoon, October 16 at home with his family, after a long valiant battle against cancer.

Mr. Bellisle was born in Nashua on July 26, 1954, son of Robert J. and Lillian J. (Tamulouis) Bellisle of Hudson.  He is the husband of Martha A. "May" (Porfido) Bellisle, whom he married on November 24, 1987.

He pursued his passion for cooking, first as head chef at La Hacienda in Nashua.  Mr. Bellisle owned, while cooking at, a legacy of fine restaurants in the area, starting with the Bump N Grinder in Milford, The Peregrine House in Goffstown, culminating with the Coyote Cafe in Nashua in 1995.  He was last employed as a Systems Administrator at Vicor of Andover, Massachusetts.

He was a graduate of Alvirne High School in Hudson, Class of 1972, and later attended night school for three years at Boston University where he earned his certification of Systems Administer.

Mr. Bellisle was a loving father and enjoyed being active in the community coaching recreational basketball.

Besides his wife and parents, survivors include four children, Robby, Cameron, Jamie and Alex; a brother James Bellisle and his wife, Andreea and their children of Manchester; two sisters, Nancy Bellisle of Florida and Martha Bellisle of California; also nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

The Farwell Funeral Service, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, is in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made in his memory to:  The Cancer Center, Inc., c/o Dr. Jacob Lokich, 125 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02120.

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Robert J. Bellisle, Sr.

Robert J. Bellisle. Sr., 74, of 29 Cedar Street in Hudson, died unexpectedly at his home, early Monday morning, November 8. 2004.

Mr. Bellisle was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts on November 5, 1930, son of the late Harold and Alice (O'Connell) Bellisle.  He has made his home in Hudson for more than 40 years.

He was the husband of Lillian J. (Tamulonis) Bellisle with whom he celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary on September 12 of this year.

Educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts schools, Mr. Bellisle graduated from Lawrence High school in 1949 and later earned an associates degree from Hesser College.  A Navy veteran, Mr. Bellisle served with the Submarine service during the Korean War.

Mr. Bellisle had been employed with the New England Telephone Company for over 30 years.  He had worked in Keene, Burlington, and Haverhill, Massachusetts before becoming Dial Service Manager at the Manchester office.  After his retirement from the phone company, Mr. Bellisle had been working part time as a teller at Citizens Bank in Derry.

Very active with Lions International, Mr. Bellisle had been a member of the Hudson, Hampstead, and Windham Lions Clubs, serving as President of the Hudson club was a Past District Governor of District 44 H, and was a Melvin Jones Fellow.  Mr. Bellisle was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of American and held memberships in the American Legion Post 48 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, both of Hudson and was a Past Commander of the Sub-Vets of Portsmouth.  Mr. Bellisle was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 5261 of Hudson.

He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, and grandfather and was an avid golfer.

Mr. Bellisle was predeceased by a son, Robert J. Bellisle, Jr., who died on October 16, 2004.

Besides his wife survivors include: a son and two daughters-in-law, James and Andreea Bellisle of Manchester and Martha A. "May" Bellisle of Litchfield; two daughters, Nancy Bellisle of Florida and Martha Bellisle of California; ten grandchildren, Robby and Cameron Bellisle of Litchfield, Jamie and Alex Bellisle of Texas, Alisha and Amanda Wyman of Montana, Dylan Bellisle of Florida, and Shannon, Shawn and Melodie Bellisle, all of Manchester; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Barbara Kearn of Pelham, Betty Ann and Robert Roy of Arizona, and Jean and David Laton of Hillsboro; also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The Farwell Funeral Service, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, is in charge of arrangements.

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Ian Joseph Boucher

Ian Joseph Boucher, 21 of Central Street, Hudson, died Thursday, July 1, 2004 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, from injuries he sustained from a motorcycle accident.

He was the son of John and Patricia (Lancy) Boucher, formerly of Hudson and currently of Windham.

Ian was a graduate of Alvirne High School, Class of 2000, and was currently attending New Hampshire Technical College where he was pursuing a degree in business.  He was also an employee at AT&T Wireless as a store manager.

Ian loved to spend time with his brothers, whether it was riding ATVs playing catch, or taking them to a movie.  He also enjoyed taking trips to the family vacation home on Moose Pond in Maine where he enjoyed his time boating, fishing and swimming.

Besides his loving parents, he is survived by:  two brothers, Matthew and Tommy Boucher, both of Windham; paternal grandparents, Fulgence and Priscilla Boucher of Hudson; maternal grandparents, Forrest and Helen Lancey of Leominster Massachusetts; 12 aunts and uncles from the Fitchburg and Leominster Massachusetts area and four aunts and uncles from the Southern New Hampshire area; as well as several cousins.

To send an online message of condolence, please go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Homes of Hudson and Nashua were in charge of arrangements.

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Kevin Peter Bradley

Kevin Peter Bradley, 62, of Lisa Road, Windham, died Wednesday, October 6 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.  He was born January 29, 1942 in Essex, England son of the late Margaret (Cox) Brown.  Mr., Bradley was the husband of Mary (Wade) Bradley of Windham, with whom he had been married for 35 years.

Mr. Bradley was a local businessman for 30 years in Hudson.  He owned and operated Bradley Motors in Hudson and following his retirement three years ago; he drove cross-country with his antique cars.  He enjoyed golf, tennis, traveling and his antique cars.  He also enjoyed being able to spend last winter at his home in Florida.  His greatest joy was traveling and taking trips with his family.

Besides his loving wife, survivors include three sons and a daughter in law, Kevin J. Bradley and his partner Mark P. Jacobs, of Sacramento, California, Joseph and Carolyn Bradley of Reading, Massachusetts, Patrick Bradley of' Windham, one daughter, Colleen Bradley of Windham, a mother-in-law, Catherine (McGranaghan) Wade of Worcester, Massachusetts, a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law, Thomas and Sue Wade of Worcester, Two sisters-in-law, Kathleen Fonseca of Worcester and Ann Wade of Harwich, Massachusetts, as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral Services were held for Mr., Bradley last week.  In lieu of flowers the family requested donations to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054.  Those wishing to send an online, message of condolence to the family may do so at www.dumontsullivan.com.

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Elisabeth M. Butler

Elisabeth M. Butler, 74, of Will Street, Nashua, died Sunday, October 31, 2004 at the Community Hospice House Merrimack.

Born in Aachen, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Karl P. and Elisabeth (Gramatsky) Moutin.  Prior to her retirement she had been employed in the bakery department of the former Alexander's Grocery Store.  She was a member of the Nashua seniors and a member of the Harmonica Saints.  She enjoyed knitting, crocheting,and reading romance novels.

Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law Rita Sullivan of Hampton, Ursula Howe of Hudson and Jutta and Vito Tropiano of Bedford, four grandchildren, Christopher Mrosewski of Nashua, Ralph Howe III of Hudson, Neil Howe of Litchfield and Selena Howe of Hudson, a great-grandson Cody Tyler Broderick of Nashua.

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Horne, Hudson, is in charge of arrangements,

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Mark J. Carpentier

Mark J. Carpentier, age 39, died unexpectedly, Monday, July 5, at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire.  He was the beloved husband of Kathryn M. (Crowley) Carpentier.

He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 27, 1964, the son of Theresa A. (Ayotte) Carpentier of Lowell and the late Joseph H. Carpentier, Jr.  Mr. Carpentier graduated from St. Joseph Regional High School in 1982.  He resided in Hudson for the past eight years and was formerly of Lowell.

Mr. Carpentier was the Assistant Vice President of Mortgage Services at Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union.  From 1998 - 2002, he was the Assistant Vice President of Loan Servicing for Andover Bank.  From 1995 - 1998, Mr. Carpentier was the Operations Manager of Loan Servicing for CFX Mortgage, and from 1992 - 1995, he was the Investor Accounting Manager for Graystone Mortgage.

He enjoyed spending time with his children and family and also enjoyed fishing, boating and relaxing in Alton Bay.

Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by a daughter, Ashley Rose Carpentier, age 8, and a son, Brian A. Carpentier, age 10, both of Hudson; a sister, Diane Riopelle and her husband Michael of Groveland, Massachusetts; his twin brother, Michael Carpentier and his wife Kim of Manchester; his mother-in-law, Mary Anne Crowley, sister-in-law, Maureen Tierney and her husband William, brothers-in-law, John Crowley and his wife Christine and Michael Crowley and his wife Deborah, all of Billerica; Massachusetts; also 12 nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held July 9 Ste. Jeanne D’Arc Church, Lowell.  Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, Massachusetts.  M. R. Laurin & Son Funeral Home, 295 Pawtucket Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, handled arrangements

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Madeline (Pelletier) Chamberland

Madeline (Pelletier) Chamberland, 72, of Highland Street, Hudson, died Monday, July 26, 2004 at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

She was born February 1, 1932 in Drummond Village, New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of the late Joseph “Pitt” and Edna (Legace) Pelletier.

She was the wife of Adrien Chamberland of Highland Street, Hudson, to whom she would have been married 51 years this August.

Mrs. Chamberland was previously employed at the Pelham Memorial School as a janitor until her retirement.  She later worked part time at the Windham Center School in the cafeteria for three years.

She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.

Mrs. Chamberland enjoyed trips to Foxwoods and loved to play Bingo.  She enjoyed traveling to see her family in Canada and loved to camp and play cards with her family in the local area.

Besides her loving husband, survivors include two sons and two daughters in law, Jules and Rebecca Chamberland of Windham, Guy and Jackie Chamberland of Bradford, New Hampshire.  Four grandchildren, Michele Chamberland of Newbury, New Hampshire, Eric Chamberland of Bradford, New Hampshire, Audra Saunders of Hudson, Alicia Chamberland of Manchester.  Also, six brothers, Fernand Pelletier, Armand Pelletier, Clovis Pelletier, Ivan Pelletier, Hermel Pelletier, all of Canada, Donald Pelletier of Maine.  Seven sisters, Noellie Roy of Maine, Evelyn Rioux, Louise Pelletier, Solange Tremley, Sylvette Poitra, Gisele Martin, and Rose Chamberland, all of Canada.  As well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library Street, Hudson, on Friday, July 30 at 10 a.m.  All are invited and may meet at the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson, New Hampshire 03051.  To send an online message of condolence please go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Waldo (Mort) W. Chellis, Jr.

Waldo (Mort) W. Chellis, Jr., 78, of Westchester Court, Hudson, died Friday, November 5, 2004 at his home.

Born in Medford, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Waldo W. and Cora (Delano) Chellis, Sr.

Mr. Chellis was in the Navy during World War II and served on the NTS Newport.  He was involved in the invasion of Normandy where he received the Purple Heart.

At one time he was employed with Raytheon in Andover for 15 years, then he was the director of operations in New Hampshire and Eastern Massachusetts for the McDonald’s Corp., then he became the owner operator of the 7-Eleven on Broad Street in Nashua for 10 years.  When he retired in 1992 he drove a school bus for seven years in Hudson.

He held membership the Nashua Lodge of Elk, the Hudson American Legion and the Hudson Veterans of Foreign Wars, the AARP and the Hudson Seniors.  He enjoyed cooking and camping and dancing.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years Carol (Bechard) Chellis of Hudson, a son and daughter-in-law Waldo (Skip) and Lorain Chellis III of Dunstable, Massachusetts.  Three daughters and sons-in-law Anita and Angelo Paleologous of Salisbury, Massachusetts, Rona and Todd (TJ) Boucher of Hudson, Debra and Vincent Braccio of Hudson, four sisters Muriel Holmes of Dunstable, Leona Keith of Rollinsford, Elizabeth Syzinski of South Berwick, Maine, and Gail Lapan of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and his dog Molly.

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, Hudson, is in charge of arrangements.

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Lucille Duffy

Lucille Duffy, 69, of Blueberry Lane, Hudson, died Saturday July 24, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Juanita (Bird) Bouchie.  She is the widow of Lawrence Duffy.

She had been employed with Blue Cross Blue Shield in Boston as a Dental Claims examiner.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nashua and was active with the RSVP Group, the Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild, and the Nashua Senior Centers.  She also enjoyed gardening and crocheting.

Survivors include two sons Raymond Duffy of Somerville, Massachusetts, and Michael Duffy of Southern, California, a daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and William Hatch of Hudson, two sisters Lillian Mastrangelo of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Terry Klerowski of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, three grandchildren, Shaunalynn Duffy and Haley Hatch both of Hudson, and Casey-Lynn Chester of Stoneham, Massachusetts, and a cousin Gloria Trematore of Hudson.

A Funeral Service will be held at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St., Nashua, on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.  Viewing hours are Tuesday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson.  The family request donations to the First Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

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Helen (Gagnon) Frenette

Helen (Gagnon) Frenette, 78, of Dumont Road, Hudson, died Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.  She was born July 31, 1926 in Brighton, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Arthur and Isabelle (Poole) Gagnon.

Mrs. Frenette was the widower of Lionel "Leo" Frenette who died in June of this year.

She was a parishioner or St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson, where she was also a member of the Ladies Guild.  Mrs. Frenette was also a member of the Hudson Seniors and the American Legion Auxiliary.

At one time she was the manager of Meadows Drive-In in Hudson.  She enjoyed playing bingo and was very lucky with scratch tickets.  Mrs. Frenette loved to crochet and will always be remembered for her famous coleslaw recipe.  She was affectionately known as “Ma” to both young and old alike.

She was predeceased by a daughter, Rosemary Therrault.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, John "Mandoe" Frenette, Dana and Janet Frenette, and Dennis and Ellen Frenette, and one daughter, Donna Frenette, all of Hudson.  Also 10 grandchildren, Dawn Lee Dubois and Clifton Dubois, both of Merrimack, Carrie Ann Willey Nashua, Malinda Frenette of Hudson, Kristen Emerson and Stephanie Emerson, both of Hudson, Nicole Frenette, Megan Frenette, Chantel Frenette, and Shannon Frenette, all of Hudson, as well as six great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Mass was held on Saturday, October 30, at St. John the Evangelist Church, with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery.  To send an online message of condolence to the family, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Ai James Frost Sr.

Ai James Frost Sr., 71 of 29 Central Street, Hudson, died at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center on Saturday November 13.

He was born in Goffstown, New Hampshire on September 16, 1933, a son of the late Walter and May (Hutchinson) Frost.  He had lived in Hudson for over 30 years, prior to which he had resided in Brookline and Hollis.

He was the husband of Catherine (Wallace) Frost who he married on March 14, 1966.

Over the years he had been employed by various paving companies and at one time worked for B.F.I.

Mr. Frost was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He enjoyed hunting, camping, and helping people.

He was a member of the Hudson American Legion Post #48.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

Mr. Frost was raised and educated in Hollis and Brookline.

Survivors include: his wife of 38 years; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Frost and his fiancé Lynn Karlson of Hudson, Ai James and Dawn Frost Jr. of Hudson, and Arthur Furber of Nashua; two daughters, Norma Furber of Hudson and Linda Philbrick of Nashua; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert Frost of Nashua and Donald and Edna Frost of Nashua; two sisters, Dorothy Lampi of New Ipswich and Betsy Peterson of Berlin, New Hampshire; three grandchildren, Shawna Frost of Nashua and Daniel and Brianna Frost both of Hudson; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Arrangements are in the care of Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua (603) 883-3401.

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Julia Gagne

Julia E. (Moody) Gagne, 92, of Belknap Road Hudson, died Friday, September 17, 2004 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.

Born in Manchester, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary (Provencher) Moody.  She was the widow of Raymond Gagne who died in May.

Mrs. Gagne had been employed at Lawrence General Hospital before her retirement.  She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson, and had been a member of the St. Johns Women’s Guild.  She was also a past member of the Hudson Seniors and the Hudson Kitchen Band.  One of Mrs. Gagne’s many joys was traveling.

Survivors include:  a son and daughter-in-law Joseph and Debra Vatcher of Litchfield; a brother, Maurice Moody of Londonderry; a sister, Isabel Glidden of Raymond; two grandchildren, Sheri Briand of Hudson and Danielle Shepardson of Boston; two great-grandchildren, Sarah Dussault and Tyler Briand, both of Hudson.

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.  A funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, in Hudson last Tuesday.  Memorial donations in Julia’s memory may be made to the Hudson Fire Department, 15 Library Street Hudson, New Hampshire 03051

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Stanley L. Gaines, Jr.

Stanley L. Gaines, Jr. 45, of Derry, New Hampshire and formerly of Hudson, New Hampshire and Wayland, Massachusetts, died Monday, August 9, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, February 9, 1959 he was the son of Stanley L. and Edythe (Timmer) Gaines Sr. of Hudson.

He was educated in Wayland, Massachusetts and attended the University of Lowell as a music major.  He attained the rank of Eagle Scout in Troop 8, Wayland, and served on the committees of Cub Pack 252 and BSA Troup 252 in Hudson.  He loved music, playing several instruments and singing in school, college and church choirs.  He was a member of Rockingham Christian Church in Salem, New Hampshire where he played electric bass in the worship team.

He was employed at Instrumentation Laboratory, Lexington, Massachusetts for over 20 years and was last employed at Bisco Industries in Londonderry, New Hampshire.

Besides his parents, survivors include:  a daughter, Michelle Gaines and a son, Jeffrey Gaines, both of Hudson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Scott and Diane Gaines of Medway, Massachusetts and Steven and Pamela Gaines of Derry; and a sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Christopher Jordan of Westford Massachusetts.  Also, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Joseph E. Gates Jr.

Joseph Ernest Gates, Jr. 74, died July 21, 2004 at Evergreen Nursing and Rehab Center in Olympia Washington.

He was born June 28, 1930 to Joseph and Lillian (Hazelton Morton) Gates in Nashua, New Hampshire.  He graduated from Nashua High School in 1948.  He married Emma F. Burkard in Giessen, Germany on May 10, 1952.

Joe enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1948, and retired in 1973 as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He entered the Real Estate industry in 1973, becoming a Broker in 1978.  He owned and operated his own company, Gates Realty, for a number of years before joining Delta Real Estate, retiring from real estate in 2000.

He was a major force in establishing the Purple Heart license plates in Washington State, and has been associated with many local, state, and national organizations, such as the Masons, Shriners, Olympia/Thurston County Association of Realtors (President in 1980), Washington Association of Realtors (Vice President in 1985), National Association of Realtors (Director in 1985), Lacey/Thurston County Chamber of Commerce (President in 1988), Military Order of the Purple Heart (State Commander from 1989 to 1990), Military Affairs Committee of the Chamber of Commerce (Chairman from 1982 to 1986), Flag Day Chairman for Thurston County; V.F.W., American Legion, and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, just to name a few.

Mr. Gates is survived by his daughter, Donna Foster, of Lacey; three sons, Joseph Gates III, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Paul Gates of Denver, Colorado, and Karl Gates, of Los Angeles, California; Sister, Beverly Jackson, of Hudson, New Hampshire; brother, George Gates, of California; sister, four grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Eden Fund, c/o Evergreen Nursing and Rehab Center, 430 Lilly Road N.E., Olympia, Washington 98506.

Arrangements were by Woodlawn Funeral Home, Lacey, Washington.  To leave condolences for the family, go to www.woodlawnfh.net.

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Ruth Arlene Hardy

Ruth Arlene Hardy, 85, of Lowell Road and formerly of Melendy Road, Hudson, died Saturday, October 23, 2004 at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson.

She was born December 29, 1918 in Hudson, daughter of the late Ornam S. and Hattie (Mortlock) Campbell.  Mrs. Hardy was the widower of Robert E. Hardy who died in 1987.

She was a member or the Hudson Community Church and the Nashua Mineral Society.  She enjoyed spending time in her flower garden and loved to baby sit children, something she did for over forty years.

Survivors include two loving sons and a daughter-in-law, Loren Hardy, Donald, and Joan Hardy, all of Hudson; two grandchildren, Carl Hardy of Hudson and Elise Jaques of Auburn; five great-grandchildren, Cedi Hardy and Devin Hardy, both of Merrimack, Hannah Jaques, Stella Jaques, and Wil Jaques, all of Auburn. 

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Horne in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Agnes Harwood

Agnes Harwood, 85, formerly of Ridge Avenue, Hudson, died in Nashua Friday, August 6, 2004 at the Greenbrier Terrace Healthcare facility.

Born December 17, 1918 in Nashua, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Catherine E. (MacDonald) Harwood.

Before her retirement Miss Harwood had been employed at the former Sprague Electric in Nashua.  She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  She was a graduate of Nashua High School.  At one time she had held membership in the American Legion Post 48 of Hudson Women’s Auxiliary, and was a former member of the Hudson Grange.  She enjoyed gardening and loved animals and music.

Survivors include two daughters Gretchen Harwood of Deering, Holly Whittaker of Weare, two sisters Anne Hannaford of Hudson, Madeline Annis of Pelham, four grandchildren, Jake Lauziere of Hudson, Luke Lauziere of Nashua, Julie Molinari of Pennsylvania and Julio Molinari of Hudson.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson Monday. 

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Mary A. Lindquist

Mary A. (Klimas) Lindquist, 93, of Hudson, New Hampshire, died Tuesday, October 26, at a local nursing home, in Nashua.

Mrs. Lindquist was born December 19, 1910 in Gardner, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Alexander and Anna (Zedelis) Klimas.

She was educated in the Nashua School System.

Mrs. Lindquist was a resident of Hudson for the past 66 years.

Mary was the wife of Theodore A. Lindquist who died in 1988.  They were married for 49 years.

Mary loved to cook and garden.  She loved her family and was much loved by all who knew her.  She was a former communicant of St. Casmir Church, in Nashua.

Survivors include her three sons and their wives, John and his wife Donna Lindquist, Andrew and his wife Carol Lindquist, Richard and his wife Susanne Lindquist, all of Hudson, one sister, Nellie Donah, of Hudson, two sisters-in-law, Stella Klimas and Isabelle Klimas, both of Hudson, six grandchildren, Karen Lindquist, Kristen Lochhead, Janice Lindquist, Jennifer Bergeron, Andrew Lindquist, Theodore Lindquist, two great grandsons, Joseph and Alex Bergeron,

She was predeceased by three brothers, Alexander, Andrew and John who passed away at the age 5, and by one sister, Catherine Roby. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, Nashua, New Hampshire. 

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Nancy Ann (Palm) McLlarky

Nancy Ann (Palm) McLlarky, 71, of Pelham, died Friday evening August 27, 2004 at her home.

She was the wife of C. Michael McLlarky, who survives her and with whom she celebrated her 50th Wedding Anniversary on February 13, 2004.

She was born in Meredith, New Hampshire, January 13, 1933, the daughter of the late Elwood L. and the late Beatrice M. (Merrill) Palm.

Prior to her retirement she worked as a configuration specialist at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts.  In addition, she was owner and operator of the Filly Paddock Beauty Salon in Pelham for many years.

Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Patricia Ann Graf and her husband Robert of Forestdale, Massachusetts, and Kathleen Ann Graf and her husband William of Linthicum, Maryland; two sons, Leslie Michael McLlarky and his wife Barbara Ann of East Lyme, Connecticut, and Bruce Michael McLlarky and his wife Donna of Derry; fifteen grandchildren and10 great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, September 4 at The Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nashua.  Committal Services will be held Saturday, September 11 at 11:15 a.m., Meredith Village Cemetery, Highway 3, Northbound.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Disabled American Veterans at their website www.dav.org.  Arrangements by the Pelham Funeral Home, Pelham, (603) e35-3333.

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Reginald "Reggie" Michaud

Reginald "Reggie" Michaud, 45, of Gillis Street, Hudson, died Monday, October 4, 2004 at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, following injuries he sustained from an accident earlier that day.  He was born July 20, 1959 in Ste. Rose Ville Degelis, Province Quebec, Canada, son of Martine (Soucy) Michaud of Lawrence, Massachusetts, and the late Clovis Michaud.

Mr. Michaud was the husband of Patricia (Mehlhorn) Michaud of Hudson, with whom he would have celebrated his 21st wedding anniversary with on October 29.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Nicole Lynn Michaud in December of 1996.

Mr. Michaud went to Lawrence, Massachusetts, from Canada in July of 1972 and became a U.S. citizen on April 22, 1983.  He resided in Lawrence until moving to Hudson in 1990.

He was, a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson and was employed by Sanmina Corp. of Wilmington, Massachusetts, as a machine operator,

He was loving man; wonderful husband, terrific father, and well liked by all and will be remembered for his fun loving joker sense or humor.  He enjoyed bowling, camping, and taking his daughter on bike rides.  He was also an avid sports fan who loved the Red Sox.  He was looking forward to starting school in November to become a tractor-trailer driver.  He will always be remembered as being willing to lend a helping hand to others.

Besides his loving wife and mother, survivors include one daughter, Chantal Jaclyne Michaud of Hudson, three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Yvan and Charlotte Michaud of Raymond, Jean Louis and Lisa of Lawrence, Massachusetts, Maurice Michaud of Methuen, Massachusetts, three sisters, Jocelyne Thach and Frances Michaud, both of Methuen, Massachusetts, Linda Michaud of' Andover, Massachusetts, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 12:00 p.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library Street, Hudson.  All are invited and may meet at the church in time for Mass or at the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson at 11:15 a.m.  Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.  To send an online message of condolence or for directions go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements

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Eleanor L. Kobelenz Paquette

Eleanor L. (Burndrett) Kobelenz Paquette, a resident of Hudson the past four years, formerly of North Conway, New Hampshire and Chelmsford, Massachusetts, died Monday, July 5, 2004 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire after a lengthy illness at the age of 80.  She was the wife of Henry L. Paquette with whom she was married for 35 years, and the late Charles E. Kobelenz.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts on August 10, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Irene (Higgins) Burndrett.  Prior to retirement, Mrs. Paquette was employed as an insurance account executive for Picken Insurance Company in North Chelmsford, prior to which she worked as an administrative assistant for the Chelmsford School System.  She was a former member of the North Chelmsford Congregational Church.

Besides her husband, she is survived by: four children, Debora L. Kobelenz and her companion Richard Siverhus of Hudson; Mary Ellen Greaves and her husband Edward of Chelmsford; Jack Koeblenz and his companion Betty Belcastro of Littleton, Massachusetts and David Kobelenz and his wife Lisa of Weare, New Hampshire; eight grandchildren, Molly Kobelenz of Winchester, Massachusetts; Emily Kobelenz of Lowell, Massachusetts; Jason Kobelenz of Weare, New Hampshire; Rachel Kobelenz of Hudson; Chelsea Greaves of Chelmsford, Massachusetts; Karen Grantham of Merrimack, New Hampshire; James Kobelenz of Milford, New Hampshire and Tony Kobelanz of California; Stepchildren, Paul and Leslie Paquette of Atkinson, New Hampshire an Richard and Diane Rosa of Lowell; and her best friend Liz Goulding of Hyannisport, Massachusetts.  She was pre-deceased by a son, Terry D. Kobelenz and a sister, Mary Robinson.

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Steven Prince

Steven Prince, 47, of Timber Lane Road, Hudson, died at his home Friday, November 12, 2004.  He was the son of Robert Prince of Hudson and the late Marge (Carter) Prince.

He enjoyed family pizza night on Friday, camping with his family, riding roller coasters with his daughters and shopping at Home Depot.  His passions were motorcycles, NASCAR racing, and he followed Mark Martin.  He loved the peacefulness of the outdoors and had fond childhood memories of Damariscotta Lake in Maine and he enjoyed swimming and bowling.  He liked woodworking and doing building projects

He had been employed for 26 years with Public Service of New Hampshire in Nashua and was a USWA Local Union 8938 member and was the unit chairperson from 1997 – 2003.  He was a New Hampshire Licensed electrician and a member of the American Motorcyclist Association.  Steve was a graduate of Alvirne High School and a member of St. Mark Church.

Besides his father survivors include his wife Jill (Horgan) Prince of Hudson, two daughters Lauren and Erica Prince, both of Hudson; a sister Paula Prince of Houston, Texas; along with several nieces, nephew, cousins, aunts and uncles.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. Mark Church, Londonderry, on Monday with burial in Hills Farms Cemetery, Hudson.  Those choosing to make a memorial offering in memory of Steve, donations may be made to: Prince Family Education Fund., c/o Bank of New Hampshire, 80 Derry Road, Hudson, New Hampshire 03051.  To send an online message of condolence, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Jeffrey Leo Roome

Jeffrey Leo Roome of 20 Stoney Lane, Hudson, died suddenly Thursday, July 1, 2004 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire.  He was born on August 17, 1968 in Melrose, Massachusetts, the son of Theodore F. and Catherine R. Roome.  He lived in Hudson his entire life except for two years spent in Springfield, Virginia.

Jeffrey attended Hudson schools and played soccer for Alvirne High School.  He graduated from the Nashua Community Adult Education System and attended classes at the New Vocational Technical Institute.  He worked in construction in the Hudson area and was currently self-employed as a painter.  Jeff was previously employed by Total Glazing Systems of Londonderry and was a member of The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council No. 35.

He was a silent volunteer for the Hudson Old Home Days, always helping with setup before the crowds arrived.  Jeff was an active snow boarder and especially enjoyed the White Mountain region.  He was an avid ice hockey fan, especially the Boston Bruins – a love he shared with his late grandmother.

Family and friends always remember his sensitive and generous nature, and will especially miss his kindness to their young children.

In addition to his parents, Jeffrey will be deeply missed by his sister, Michele L. (Roome) Alukonis, her husband, David J. and their son Seamus.  He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Florence M. Roome of Medford Massachusetts; the Richard MacDonald family of Medford Massachusetts; the Paul Roome family of Orion, Illinois, and the Edward McGonagle family of Hudson.

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Edna J. “Jackie” Roussell

Edna J. "Jackie" (Valarose) Roussell, 72, Pelham, New Hampshire, died Friday, August 13, 2004, at Lowell General Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Raymond A. Roussell who died May 20, 1994.

Born in Lowell, January 16, 1932, a daughter of the late Charles Valarose and the late Edna (Petroski) (Valarose) Thomas.

Prior to her retirement she was a bookkeeper for the former Pelham Bank and Trust Co.

Mrs. Roussell was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Pelham and was a member of the Red Hat Society of Pelham and Pelham American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.  She was an accomplished pianist and musician.

Surviving her are three children, Jacqueline Sargent and her husband Daryl of Beverly, James Roussell and Pam Stevens of Pelham, and Joanne Duncan and her husband Shawn of North Conway, four grandchildren, Jared and Jesse Roussell, Stacey and Andrea Sargent, a brother, Cliff Valarose of Pennsylvania, a sister Sandra Valarose-Lapierre of Rhode Island, dear friend Norma Redman of Windham, and several nieces and nephews.

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John H. Rufo

John H, Rufo, 67, of Dugout Road, Hudson, died Friday, September 10 at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

He was born February 13, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts, son of the late Luigi and Rose (Auferio) Rufo.

He was the husband of Madeline (Anderson) Rufo of Hudson.

Mr. Rufo was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.

Mr. Rufo worked for many years at Gringeri Trucking Company.  He was an avid New York Yankees fan and loved taking trips to the beach and to Lincoln, New Hampshire.  He also enjoyed attending the Fisherman's Feast in the North End of Boston.

He was predeceased by a brother, Anthony Rufo, and two sisters, Mary Rufo and Ida Fredette.

Besides his loving wife, survivors include: two sons and a daughter-in-law, John and Susan Rufo of Wilmington, Massachusetts, Anthony Rufo of Hudson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jody Rufo of Hudson, and Mary and Bobby Evans of Hudson; one brother, Louis Rufo of Nashua; two sisters, Annie Kennison of Hudson and Jeanette Bice of Carver, Massachusetts; five Grandchildren, Gage Evans, Mariah Evans, and Dominic Evans, all of Hudson; John "JR" Rufo, Jr. and Nicholas Rufo, both of Wilmington, Massachusetts, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Those choosing to make a donation in John's loving memory may do so to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701.  To send an online message of condolence, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Warren F. Stanley

Warren F. Stanley, 73, of Hudson died at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center on Saturday afternoon November 6, 2004.

He was born in Somerville, Massachusetts on November 21, 1930, a son of the late Irving and Frances (Forand) Stanley.  He had resided in Hudson for the past 47 years.

He was the husband of Florence T. (Utka) Stanley, whom he married on August 22, 1953.  He had been employed for many years at Stanley Elevator Company.  Mr. Stanley created a patriotic float which later became known as the “INSPIRE MOBILE” and has been featured in local parades for many years.

He was an active member of INSPIRE.  As well, he held membership in Hudson Post # 48, American Legion. 

He was educated in Tilton and Nashua and was a graduate of Nashua High School.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years Florence T. (Utka) Stanley of Hudson, his daughters Mary Ann and Belinda Turner of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Beverly A.Stanley of Hudson and Roseann Vischer and her husband Will of Brandon, Florida; a son Richard Stanley and his wife Jodi of Collierville, Tennessee, ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two brothers Richard I. Stanley and Eleonore Montzko of Nashua and William A. Stanley and his wife Sylvia of Melbourne, Florida; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Josephine Zaikis of South Boston, Massachusetts and Joseph and Margaret Utka of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts and several nieces and nephews.

The Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

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Philip J. Tiebor

Philip J. Tiebor, 33, of Greeley Street, Hudson, died Wednesday, December 15, 2004 at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

Born February 12 1971 in Nashua, he was the son of Sharon (Russo) Gallo of Ansonia, Connecticut, and the late Roland Tiebor, Jr.

Mr. Tiebor was a self-employed carpenter.  He enjoyed three-wheeling and loved watching football, especially the Patriots.

Besides his loving mother, survivors include his wife Jackie (Ramos) Tiebor of Hudson; a son, Philip of Hudson; a brother Daniel D. Tiebor, of Derby, Connecticut; and two sisters, Lea True of San Diego, California, and Alex Gallo of Ansonia, Connecticut; also a very close friend, Tim O’Dowd of Hudson.

Services were held in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home on Friday, December 17 with a graveside service in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson, on Saturday, December 18.

To send an online message of condolences, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Yvette Vaillancourt

Yvette Vaillancourt, 79, of Bush Hill Road, Hudson, died Friday, August 6, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts May 10, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Blanche (Paquin) Cloutier.  She was the widow of Harvey Vaillancourt who died in February of this year.

Mrs. Vaillancourt was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.  She was the manager of Kay’s Laundromat before her retirement and had previously worked at J.F. McElwain Shoe Co.  She was a former member of the Nashua Seniors.

Survivors include a son and daughter in law Dennis and Kathleen Vaillancourt of Londonderry, four brothers, Raymond Cloutier, Roland Cloutier, Norman Cloutier, all of Hudson; Kenneth Cloutier of Florida, two sisters Anita Hajj of Nashua and Laurel Lincoln of Hudson.  Two grandsons William and Brian Vaillancourt of Londonderry.

She was predeceased by three brothers Donald, George and Wilfred Cloutier.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library Street, Hudson, Wednesday, August 1. 

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