Obituaries

R. Gordon Berry

Mr. R. Gordon Berry, 93, a 60-year resident of Windham, died August 23, 2008, at Nevins Nursing and Rehab Center in Methuen, Massachusetts.

Born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, he was the son of late Ralph and Emily (Cunliffe) of Lawrence.  He received his education in the Lawrence school system and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1933.

Mr. Berry learned the sign painting trade from his father who had a storefront on Common Street in Lawrence.  He was employed as a sign painter with the Coca Cola Company in Salem for 25 years and was in charge of advertising, sign lettering, and displays until his retirement.

Always involved with helping people, Mr. Berry was a member of a number of lodges including the Masons:  Lawrence United Masonic Lodge and the Merrimack Valley Daylight Lodge in North Andover, Massachusetts, the Scottish Rite Bodies of Lawrence, Lowell, and Boston, Massachusetts, and was a member of the Bektash Shriners of Concord.  For many years he would visit patients at the Shriners Children’s Hospital.  He was a former member of Riverside Congregational Church in Lawrence where he was noted for his baritone voice and sang in the choir for a number of years as well as a local singing group, The Vocalaires.  He was also a former member of the Windham Board of Adjustment.

He is survived by his nephew, Dr. David Learned and his wife Muriel of Ann Arbor, Michigan; cousins Keith Boucher and his wife Diane, of Salem and Edward Rothwell of Plaistow; close family friends, James and Carol Furneaux of Carlisle, Massachusetts, Dr. Charles and Vera Wingate of Hollis, Leonard and John Crouch of North Andover, and many other friends and family.  He was also the brother of the late Alan Berry and Edna Learned.

A funeral service was held August 28 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery at a later date.  Expressions of sympathy may be made in Mr. Berry’s memory to the Shriners Children’s Hospital Boston, 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA 02114. 

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Roxy (Peters) Clare

Roxy (Peters) Clare of Plaistow died August 23, 2008, at Salemhaven Nursing Home in Salem.  She lived in Plaistow for 19 years and had previously lived in Salem.

Roxy was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Agnes (Garabedian) and James Peters.  She worked in the shoe industry as a stitcher.  She enjoyed volunteering and was on various church organizations for the Ararat Armenian Church in Salem. 

Her husband, Clement P. Clare, Sr., and her sisters, Milan Youghian, Aileen Kevorkian and Sylvia Routhier, predeceased her.

She is survived by sons, Clement P. Clare, Jr., and his wife Paulette of Windham, and Michael Clare and his wife Diane of Salem; daughter, Kathleen and her husband Anthony Giragosian of Plaistow; brothers, Ora Peters of Clearwater, Florida, and Charles Peters of Salem; sister, Sally Youghian of Bradford, Massachusetts; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be private.  Contributions may be made in Roxy’s memory to the Ararat Armenian Congregational Church, 4 Salem Street, Salem, NH 03079, or the Armenian Church at Hye Pointe, PO Box 8069, Ward Hill, MA 01835.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem is handling arrangements.  For online condolences, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Richard F. Herrick

Richard F. Herrick, 76, of Salem, died August 24, 2008, at his home.

Richard was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, to the late Harold and Alice Herrick.  He earned his diploma from Haverhill High School and Haverhill Trade School where he studied electricity.  During the Korean War, Richard served in the Naval Air Development Squadron ONE NAS as a Petty Officer.

Richard retired at the age of 62 after being a self-employed Master Electrician and Locksmith operating his business in the Greater Salem Area.  He was a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), where he served as a Vice Commander.  He was an Honorary Life Member of the Derry - Salem Elks Lodge and a member of the American Legion.

Richard spent his retirement doing things he loved including working with his hands, building model air planes, playing pool, and teaching his grandsons how to use his tools of trade and how to cast a fly rod.

Brothers Robert, Kenneth, Lloyd, Donald, and sisters Alice Flagg and Eunice Prime, predeceased him.

He is survived by a son, Michael Herrick and his wife Barbara of Salem; a sister, Eileen Ethier of Haverhill; a brother, Harold Herrick of Turner, Maine; grandsons Joseph and Jason Herrick; and several nieces and nephews. 

Calling hours will be Friday, August 29, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in Salem.  A Funeral Service will follow at 7 p.m.  For online condolences, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

Contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Research, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226, Attn:  Contribution Services. 

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Beverly A. (French) Murray

Beverly A. (French) Murray, 78, of Bedford, died August 22, 2008, at Ridgewood Healthcare Center, after a period of declining health.

Born in Manchester on July 10, 1930, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Ann (Finn) French.  Mrs. Murray resided in Manchester most of her life before moving to Bedford.  She wintered in Englewood, Florida for several years.

She graduated from Saint Joseph High Schools for Girls.

Mrs. Murray was an Avon representative for 51 years.  In addition, she worked at MKM Company and retired from Scovill Industries.

She was a longtime communicant of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

Mrs. Murray will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother whose family was the center of her life.

Family members include her husband of 51years, Thomas J. Murray of Manchester; three sons, Glenn M. Roy of Epsom, Kevin T. Murray of Bedford, and Shawn P. Murray of Hudson; four daughters, Donna A. Courchesne of Bow, Kathleen E. Murray of Manchester, Sharon P. Emerson of Webster, and Brenda A. Murray of Canterbury; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two bothers, Dana French of Litchfield, and David French of Manchester, many nieces and nephews.

He brother, Robert French and sister, Dorothy Bishop, predeceased her.

Funeral services will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made the American Cancer Society, 360 State Route 101, Bedford, NH 03110 or the Bedford Firefighters Association, 55 Constitution Drive, Bedford, NH 03110.

Arrangements are under the care of the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Manchester.

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Mary Geraldine (Callahan) Rummler

Mary Geraldine (Callahan) Rummler, 79, of Salem, died August 21, 2008, at her home in Salem.

She was born in New York, New York, grew up and was educated in Haverhill, Massachusetts, where she graduated from St. James School.  She was a resident of Salem for over 50 years and was formerly of Methuen, Massachusetts.

Mary was a retired clerk for the Internal Revenue Service in Andover, Massachusetts.  She had worked as a bank teller for several area banks.  She attended St. Joseph and Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem.  She enjoyed going to the VFW and trips to Foxwoods in Connecticut and Atlantic City, New Jersey.

A son, Paul Rummler, and her aunt and uncle, Babe and Romeo Scamparino, predeceased her.

She is survived by her husband Fred Rummler of Salem; two sons, Tim and his wife Kathy Rummler of Salem, and Gary and his wife Pattie Rummler of Derry; four grandchildren, Timmy and Terry Rummler, Jennifer Rummler and Sheila Field; and one great-granddaughter, Alexis Rummler.

A funeral Mass was celebrated August 25 at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.  Arrangements were under the care of the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. 

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David E. Albert

David Ernest Albert, the beloved companion of Carol A. Dufresne, died August 17, 2008, at Lowell General Hospital, in Lowell, Massachusetts, following a courageous battle with cancer.  He was 64 years old.  Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 9, 1944, he was the biological son of the late Bernard and Natalie (Hurth) Albert.  His mother’s sister and her husband, the late Dorothy and Pearly Rowe, raised David in Billerica, Massachusetts. 

David attended Billerica Schools.  He was employed as a truck driver with ZBR GlobalWare Solutions of Haverhill, Massachusetts.  Mr. Albert was a fan of the Boston Bruins and enjoyed fishing and hunting.  Most of all he was a devoted and caring family man. 

Surviving Mr. Albert besides his companion of 34 years, Carol A. Dufresne, are a daughter, Susan Albert; three stepsons, Leon, Walter, and James Dufresne; two sons, Darren Albert and Mike Albert; and four grandchildren, Sage and Skylar Khauy, and Isaiah and Lillian. 

Mr. Albert was the father of the late David Albert, Jr., and Joseph Albert.

Friends may call at the Fay McCabe Funeral Home, 105 Moore Street, Lowell, Massachusetts, from 9 to 11 a.m., Friday, August 22.  Committal Prayers will follow in the Westlawn II Cemetery, Lowell.  As an expression of sympathy, donations in David’s memory may be made to the Lowell General Hospital Cancer Center, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854. 

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Raymond V. Bennett

Raymond V. Bennett, 74, of Salem, died August 20, 2008, at the Lawrence General Hospital in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

He was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, grew up,and was educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  He was a resident of Salem for the past 44 years.

Mr. Bennett was a retired Meat Cutter for SH Brennan in Lawrence.  He also worked for Butcher Boy’s Market in Salem and North Andover, Massachusetts.  He was an Army veteran.  He enjoyed fishing, gardening, cooking, and playing pool.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

A son, John M. Bennett, predeceased him.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Justine (McCarthy) Bennett of Salem; a son, Richard Bennett of Windham; a daughter, Mary Rae Neenan of Salem; a daughter-in-law, Kristin Bennett of Exeter; a sister, Claire Causer of Clearwater, Florida; four grandchildren, Raymond and Patrick Neenan, Elizabeth and John M. Bennett, Jr.

Graveside services will be private for the family at Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts.  There are no calling hours.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

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Arthur F. Graziani

Arthur F. Graziani, 77, of Salem, died August 14, 2008, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry after a brief illness surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

Arthur was born and educated in Milton, Massachusetts, graduating from Christopher Columbus High School in Boston, Massachusetts.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston.  Arthur was an Air Force veteran.  He retired in 1995 after a long career as an electrical engineer at AT & T Bell Laboratories in North Andover, Massachusetts.

Arthur was a Master Electrician, back-yard mechanic and all-around handyman for family and friends.  He had many interests but mostly he enjoyed simply spending time with his children, grandchildren, and his beloved wife Barbara.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara (Bissanti) Graziani of Salem; sons, Vincent and his wife Sharon Graziani of Salem, and Stephen and his wife Deborah Graziani of Derry; daughters, Denise and her husband Frank Miano of Salem, and Deborah and her husband Robert of Schadlick of Salem; sisters, Margaret Pretorius and Joan Graziani of Norwood, Massachusetts; cousin, Joseph Graziani of Milton, Massachusetts; and grandchildren, Catherine, Megan and Robert Schadlick, Christina Miano, Andrew, Samantha and Thomas Graziani, Sarah, Melissa and Mark Graziani. 

A Funeral Mass was held August 19 at St. Joseph Church in Salem.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem.  Contributions to Relay for Life may be made in Arthur’s memory to American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110-5032, Attn:  Kathy Smith.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements. 

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The Rev. John C. Horan

The Rev. John Jack C. Horan, 82, of Manchester, New Hampshire, a Roman Catholic priest, died on August 19 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center after a sudden illness.

Horan was born in Manchester on July 7, 1926, the son of Denis F. and Margaret (Murphy) Horan.

He was graduated form Saint Joseph High School for Boys in Manchester and studied at Saint Thomas Preparatory Seminary and completed his ecclesiastical studies at Saint Pauls Seminary in Ottawa, Canada.

Horan was ordained on May 19, 1951 by the Most Rev. Matthew F. Brady, fifth Bishop of Manchester, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester.

In 1951, Horan was assigned as associate pastor of the cathedral and then as associate pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in Laconia, New Hampshire.  In September of 1961, he was assigned as associate pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in Dover, New Hampshire, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Manchester in 1964 and Holy Trinity Parish in Somersworth, New Hampshire in 1967.

In 1968, Bishop Ernest J. Primeau appointed Horan as pastor of Saint Matthew Parish in Windham, New Hampshire, and later as pastor of Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Littleton, New Hampshire.  In 1973, he was assigned as pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in Salem, New Hampshire.

In November of 1975, Bishop Odore J. Gendron appointed him as pastor of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Manchester and in 1990, Bishop Leo E. ONeil appointed him as pastor of Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Hudson, New Hampshire, where be served until his retirement.

Horan also served as the dean of the Franconia Deanery, member of the College of Consultors, member of the Diocesan School Board and was elected by his brother priests to several terms on the priest Personnel Board.  He served as chaplain to the Daughters of Isabella, Elliot Hospital School of Nursing, Knights of Columbus and to the Police and Fire departments in Manchester .

Family members include his brother, Retired Navy Captain Robert Horan of Virginia Beach, Virginia; his sister, Katherine Wood of Santa Monica, California; nieces Susan Casey, Megs Skoog, Katherine McCarthy; nephews John Wood, Robert Horan, Sean Horan, William Horan, Patrick Horan and Terence Horan; many grandnieces and grandnephews.

Horan was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas, William and the Rev. Denis Horan; three sisters, Mary Janenda, Madeline McLane and Helen Horan.

Calling hours are Friday from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union Street, corner of Concord Street, in Manchester.

The Rite of Reception of the Body will be held Friday at 5 p.m. in Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 9 Saint Francis Way in Litchfield, New Hampshire.  Horan will lie in state in the church until 7 p.m., when  the Solemn Vespers Service of evening prayer will be celebrated.

The Most Rev. John B. McCormack, Bishop of Manchester, will preside at a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. in Saint Francis of Assisi of Church.

The Rite of Committal and burial will follow in Saint Joseph Cemetery in Bedford, New Hampshire.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of ones choice.

For more information or to view the on-line guest registry, visit:www.connorhealy.com.

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Albert J. Krafton

Albert J. Krafton, 82, of Salem, died August 14, 2008, at the Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Methuen, Massachusetts.

Albert was born and educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the son of the late Anastasia (Zuis) and John Krafton.  He served in the Navy during World War II.  Albert worked as a Supply Clerk at the Boston Naval and Portsmouth Naval Shipyards.  He liked gardening and fishing.  He was a kind man who enjoyed helping others and had a deep faith and enjoyed attending Mass.  Albert was a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy (McManus) Krafton, and his son Michael.

He is survived by two sons, Daniel Krafton of New York, and David Krafton of Hookset; a brother, Peter Krafton of Atkinson; two sisters, Sister Mary Sylvia Krafton of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Sister Mary Celine Krafton of Putnam, Connecticut; and a granddaughter, Hannah Dorothy Krafton.

A Memorial Mass was held August 19 at St. Joseph Church in Salem.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem.  Contributions may be made in Al’s memory to Nevins Activity Fund, 10 Ingall Court, Methuen, MA 01844.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

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Dianne (Kluk) Ludwig

Dianne (Kluk) Ludwig, 56, of Atkinson, died unexpectedly at her home on August 18, 2008.

Dianne was born and educated in Methuen, Massachusetts.  She graduated from Methuen High School, received her bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, and her masters degree from the University of New Hampshire – Durham.  Dianne lived in Atkinson for 30 years, and had previously lived in Salem.  She was a Registered Nurse and worked for the Haverhill, Massachusetts, School System.  Dianne was a member of Mensa.  She enjoyed reading and going to flea markets.

Dianne was predeceased by her beloved husband Alvin “Buddy” Ludwig.

She is survived by two brothers, John Edward Kluk and Kevin Kluk, both of Derry; two sisters-in-law, Christine and her husband George Bodenrader of Salem, and Dorothy Hurley of Inverness, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

A Burial Service will be held Friday, August 22, at 10 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen, Massachusetts.  Contributions may be made in Dianne’s memory to Seacoast Hospice, 10 Hampton Road, Exeter, NH 03833.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements. 

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Robert S. ‘Robby’ Maille

Robert S. “Robby” Maille, 21, of Pelham, died August 13, 2008, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, from injuries sustained in a swimming pool accident.  He was surrounded by his loving family and friends.  He donated his organs so that others may live on through him.

Robby was born on November 28, 1986, in Lowell, Massachusetts, a son of Janet (Chasse) and Michael Maille and loving brother of Joshua Maille.  He was a superstar and a true hero to many of his family and friends.

He graduated from Pelham High School, Class of 2005, and was an outstanding student and athlete, playing football, basketball and baseball for his high school for all four years.  He excelled in football with several scholarship offers and was known to his family and friends as “our Number 7.”  He was entering his senior year at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance.

Robby was a loyal and avid sports fan.  He played left field for Extreme Temp Softball Team in Nashua.  He enjoyed spending time with his brother Josh and best friends John (Biggie) Gendron, Brian Stanton, Will Demers and many others.  He always lived life to the fullest.

His grandfather, Maurice “Magee” Maille, his uncles, Arthur Bazdanes and Dennis Silverthorn, and his great-grandparents Leo and Noella Doyon and Cecile McLarnon predeceased him.

Besides his father, mother and brother, he is survived by his grandparents Hector (Sonny) and Aline Chasse of Dracut, Massachusetts, and Celia Maille of Nashua; several aunts, uncles and cousins, Ray and Donna Chasse and Jessica of Pelham, Sue Silverthorn and James and Chris, Polly Bazdanes, Charlie, Leah and AJ, Lisa Maille and Scott Hume all of Nashua, Steve Maille of Lowell, Rob and Robin Maille and Joe and Amanda of Salem, Ellen and Doug Soper and Kevin Maille of Nashua, and Jason and Kim Maille and Matthew and Emma of Milford, Massachusetts.

You will always be missed, love Mom, Dad and Josh.

His Funeral Service was held on August 19 at the Dracut Funeral Home in Dracut, Massachusetts.  Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford, Massachusetts.  The family requests that donations be made to the Robby Maille Memorial Fund c/o Lowell Five Cents Savings Bank 2021 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, MA 01826. 

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Florence Manning

Florence J. (FitzGerald) Manning, 85, of Hudson, formerly of Windham and Zephyrhills, Florida, died August 13, 2008, at home surrounded by loved ones.  She was the loving wife of the late Richard E. Manning.

She graduated from Malden High School in Malden, Massachusetts, and attended Burdette College in Boston, Massachusetts, and Castle Junior College in Windham.  She was a World War II Marine Corp veteran before marrying and raising ten children.

She was a longtime resident of Windham, where she was involved in many town and church activities.  She was instrumental in starting the first Cub Scout troop and Headstart Program in the town along with volunteering for the Windham school system.  She loved camping in Vermont with her family and friends and going on cruises with her husband during their retirement years.  She was happiest when surrounded by her loving family.

Florence is survived by her ten children, Judy Mullins and her husband Gerald of Hudson, Frederick Manning and his wife Joan of West Hartford, Connecticut, Margaret Salvas and her husband David of Amherst, Dorothy Manning and her partner Terri Bryant of St. Augustine, Florida, Mary Ritter and her husband Gary of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Michael Manning of Bartlett, Tennessee, Myra Hogan and her husband Sean of Plaistow, Stephen Manning and his wife Laura of Cambridge, New York, Katie McGurn and her husband Scott of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Ellen Luithle and her husband Mark of Baskingridge, New Jersey; 14 grandchildren, Jennifer, Andrea, Chloe, Nora, Meghan, Patrick, Stephen, Ryan, Sean, Katie, Aaron, Joseph, Aidan, and Jordan; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Anne FitzGerald of Newburyport, Massachusetts, and a brother-law, Thomas Manning of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held on August 18 in Blessed John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  Burial was at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.  The family requests donations be made to the Home Health and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect Street, Nashua, NH  03060.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements. 

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Edward J. Paris

Edward J. Paris, 47, of Salem, died August 13, 2008, at home after a long illness.

Eddie was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, the son of the late Kathleen (Gaughan) and Edward Paris.  He lived in Salem most of his life and graduated from Salem High School.  Eddie served in the Army as a tank operator.

Eddie was a heart transplant recipient of 21 years and suffered a brain injury 11 years ago.  Before his injury, he was a self-employed fence installer.  Eddie enjoyed trout and deep sea fishing, clamming and oystering.  Eddie was an avid hunter and loved camping.  He enjoyed NASCAR Racing and was a Patriots fan.

He is survived by two brothers, Frank Paris and Steven Paris of Salem; a sister, Suzanne Paris of Salem; caretakers, Scott and Annejeanette Dow of Raymond; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Burial Service was held August 18 at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  Contributions may be made in Edward’s memory to the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire, 109 North State Street, Concord, NH  03301.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements. 

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Eveline Patnaude

Eveline (Babin) Patnaude, 99, of Salem, died August 18, 2008, at the Baker-Katz Nursing Home in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

She was born in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she grew up and attended schools.  She was a resident of Salem for the past 35 years and was formerly of Lynn and Marblehead, Massachusetts.

Eveline was a retired factory worker for General Electric in Lynn.  She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Her husband, Henry Patnaude, and her son, Vincent McLaughlin, predeceased her.

She is survived by her daughter-In-law, Marcia McLaughlin of Salem; three grandchildren, Marcia McLaughlin, Debbie McLaughlin, and Priscilla Pollock; and a sister, Leone. 

There are no calling hours.  Private graveside services will be held in Evergreen Cemetery, Bennington.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

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Theresa S.(Schiappa) Viveiros

Theresa S. (Schiappa) Viveiros, 67, of Salem, died on August 7, 2008, at Caritas Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts.  Theresa was born, raised and educated in the North End of Boston, Massachusetts, and has lived in Salem for the past 10 years. 

Before retirement, she worked at BJ's in Medford, Massachusetts.  Going to flea markets and drinking her ice coffee were her joys.  She especially loved being with her children and grandchildren.

Family members include her three sons, David Viveiros of Salem, Paul J. Viveiros of Plymouth, and Anthony Viveiros of Medford; two daughters, Carolann Viveiros of Plymouth, and Linda Cunningham of Somerville, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Brianna, Kerri Lee, Stephanie and Alana; and several nieces, nephews and friends.  She was pre-deceased by her twin sister, Carol Phelan, and her brother, Robert Schiappa.

Calling hours were held on August 14 at the Goundrey Funeral Home in Salem. 

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Anne Marie ‘Nanci’ Kennedy Buhlman

Anne Marie “Nanci” Kennedy Buhlman, 64, of Litchfield, died Monday, August 11, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

She was born December 29, 1943, in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Arthur T. and Claire (Ryan) Norris.  A sister, Rosalie Holman and two brothers, Arthur Norris and Thomas Norris, predeceased her.

Nanci was the wife of former State Representative David Buhlman of Litchfield.

She worked in the medical field for a number of years and was especially proud of her time at St. Elizabeth Hospital SECAP in Boston where she was an Alcoholism Counselor.  At one time, Nanci was employed at Sammy White’s Bowling Alley in Boston.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren and also loved cats and dogs.  Nanci was well loved in the community and will be missed by all who knew her.

Besides her loving husband survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Donny F. Kennedy, Stephen J. and Susan Kennedy; two grandchildren, Paige Kennedy and Zachary Kennedy, all of Saugus, Massachusetts; a brother, Kenneth Norris of Brockton, Massachusetts; a sister, Claire Coleman of Foxborough, Massachusetts; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held in Blessed John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson.  Donations may be made to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03064.  The Dumont Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements. 

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Madeline ‘Maddy’ (Osman) Harrington

Madeline “Maddy” (Osman) Harrington, 71, lost her brave battle with cancer on August 4, 2008, at Greenbriar Terrace Health Care Facility in Nashua.

She was born June 10, 1937, in Lowell, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Atchison) Osman.  Three brothers and a sister also predeceased her.

She was the wife of John P. Harrington of Hudson.

Recently, Maddy fondly recalled how much she enjoyed her many years teaching kindergarten with Sister Bernadette at Presentation of Mary Academy and working with her customers at Scottie Industries, both located in Hudson.  She enjoyed gardening, shopping, and socializing.  She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends and will be remembered for her sense of humor, generosity, and strength.

Above all, Maddy loved her family, in particular her three grandchildren, Alex and Emma Carbone and Anya Kurinskas.  Other family members include two daughters, Colleen Harrington and her husband Scott Kurinskas of California, and Cathy and Rob Carbone of Merrimack; a sister, Esther Osman of Nashua, as well as many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated on August 13 at Patrick Church in Nashua.  Burial will be held at a later date.  The Dumont Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Virginia Bryant

Virginia (Ginnie) Bryantm, a resident of Salem since 1961, died August 1, 2008, at Harborside Northwood in Bedford.  Born in Boston, Massachusetts, October 21, 1921, she was a former resident of West Brewster, Massachusetts, where she lived with the Alexander family.  She graduated from Orleans High School in 1940 and recently attended her 66th class reunion.

Ginnie was predeceased by her first husband, Arthur French in 1958; her second husband, Charles (Bud) Bryant in 1990; and stepson, Charles (Chuck) Bryant in 1984.

Ginnie held many jobs including Rockingham Race Track, Mays Flowers, and MFE where she retired in 1983.  She enjoyed cross-country trips with her family, berry picking, ice fishing with friends and helping out at the Martin’s Pond Baptist Church bean suppers.

In her later years she cared for her beloved cat and flower garden, specifically her rose bush and irises.  Some of her favorite pastimes included picking pussy willows, going out for butternut ice cream, and perusing flea markets.

She was close with her niece, Karen Yim of Westford, Massachusetts, and long-time friend, Beth Sanders of Windham.  Thank you to the many people who touched Ginnie in a positive manner throughout her lifetime.

Calling hours are at Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in Salem on Sunday, August 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1 p.m.; cremation will follow.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Margaret L. (Breen) Donovan

Margaret L. (Breen) Donovan, of Stoneham, Massachusetts, and formerly of Malden, Melrose, Windham, and Lakeworth, Florida, died August 3, 2008, at the Daniels House in Reading, Massachusetts, after a period of declining health.  She was 83 years old.

Mrs. Donovan was born February 16, 1925, in Boston, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late Robert Breen and Susan (Welsh) Breen.

Margaret was raised in Medford, Massachusetts, and graduated from Medford High School.  She worked at Virginia’s Bridal Shop in Malden, Massachusetts, Jordan Marsh in Boston, Massachusetts, and at Fidelity Investments.  During her leisure time, Margaret loved to read.

Margaret was the beloved wife of the late William C. Donovan; devoted mother of Patricia A. Dingivan of Saugus and her late husband, William J. Dingivan, William C. Donovan, Jr., and his wife, Janice of Malden, Beth McCarthy and her husband, Charles “Mac” of Malden, and Lois Trubiano and her husband, George Trubiano, Jr., of Reading; dear sister of Helen Smith of Haverhill, Massachusetts, and sister-in-law of Mary E. Mingo of Stoneham; cherished grandmother of William C. Donovan III of Boston, Julie Donovan of Arlington, Massachusetts, and George Trubiano III of Reading. 

A Funeral Service was held in the Robinson Funeral Home in Melrose, Massachusetts, on August 6.  Interment was in New Plains Cemetery, Windham.  Gifts in Margaret’s memory may be made to the Nesmith Public Library, 8 Fellows Road, Windham, NH 03087. 

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Michael F. Leone

Michael F. Leone, 60, of Salem, died August 1, 2008, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up and was educated in Revere, Massachusetts, where he graduated from Revere High School.  He was a resident of Salem for the past 10 years.

Michael was a self-employed musician.  He played in several area bands including “Workin Stiffs” and “Revival.”  Music was his love and passion and he was a very accomplished guitar player.

He is survived by his wife, Gale (Mangouranes) Leone of Salem; two sons, Michael and Mark; two stepdaughters, Danielle and Amanda; a brother, Nicholas and his wife Lori Leone of Salem; and two nieces, Nicole and Kristen. 

A funeral service was held August 4 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem; cremation followed.  Memorial contributions may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. 

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Mark E. Sambataro

Mark E. Sambataro, 48, of Salem, died July 30, 2008, at the Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, Massachusetts, after suffering a heart attack at his home.

He was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and was a life-long resident of Salem where he graduated from Salem High School in 1978.

He was a member of the Salem Police Department for more than 21 years retiring in 2007 as a police detective.  After his retirement Mark started Focal Point Investigations with some fellow police officers.  Mark loved boating and fishing.  He enjoyed working out and lifting weights at the gym.  He loved sports, especially football, and most of all Mark enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be missed by so many people.

Mark is survived by his wife, Monica (Ray) Sambataro of Salem; one son, Pelham Police Patrolman Ryan Sambataro of Salem; one daughter, Hannah Sambataro of Salem; his parents, Nunzio and Marion (Palese) Sambataro of Salem; one sister, Connie Stevens of Salem; two brothers, Paul and David Sambataro of Salem; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A funeral Mass was celebrated August 4 at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem; burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  Donations may be made in Mark’s name to Dollars for Scholars, PO Box 297, Salem, NH 03079.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of the arrangements.

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Gertrude Rita Silva-Roy

Gertrude Rita (LaBelle) Silva Roy, 90, of Salem, died Friday, August 1, 2008, at the Nevins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Methuen, Massachusetts.

She was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where she grew up and attended Sacred Heart School, and graduated from Lawrence High School.  She was a resident of Salem for the past 39 years, formerly of South Lawrence, Massachusetts. 

Rita was a retired tester for AT & T in North Andover, Massachusetts.  She was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem where she was an Eucharistic Minister.  She was a volunteer and on the board of the Salem Care Givers and she also volunteered at Salemhaven Nursing home and Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem.

Her husband, Albert W. Silva, and a son, Robert Roy, who died in Germany during World War II, predeceased her.

She is survived by two daughters, Phyllis Seccariccio of Salem, and Denise and her husband Peter Jones of Lutz, Florida; two sisters, Stella Hackney of Fort Myers, Florida, and Claire and her husband Albert Pepin of Orlando, Florida; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Friday, August 8, from 4 - 8 p.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in Salem.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 9, at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church, 200 Lawrence Road in Salem; cremation will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Caregivers, PO Box 2316, Salem, NH 03079, or to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Valley hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.  To send a message of condolence to the family, view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Isabelle C. (Frechette) (Brunelle) Woolfall

Isabelle C. (Frechette) (Brunelle) Woolfall, 89, of Pelham, formerly of Dracut, Massachusetts, and Nashua, died Friday, August 1, after a lingering illness with her loving family at her side, at Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare.  She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on June 20, 1919, daughter of the late Henry and Rebecca (Paquette) Frechette.  Isabelle (Belle) was the beloved wife of the late Raymond J. Brunelle who died on May 30, 1969, and the late William J. Woolfall who died on December 17, 2006.

She was employed for many years as a manager of the dress department at the former A.G. Pollards in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts, and later, before retiring, as a waitress at the former Manny Mance and the Hunter’s Haven in Dracut. 

She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was a passionate reader who loved reading Daniel Steele novels and watching old television westerns.  In her earlier years, she enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Mount Pleasant Country Club in Lowell.  She and her late second husband, Bill, spent many of their later years traveling together.  She was a parishioner of St. Patrick Church in Pelham and a member of the Pelham Senior Center.

Belle is survived by a large loving family, her three sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Diane (Martineau) Brunelle of Pelham, Roland and Julie (Martineau) Brunelle of Ravenna, Ohio, and Raymond and Vivian (Marcotte) Brunelle of Pelham; two stepsons and their spouses, William and Sandra (Kay) Woolfall of Northville, Michigan, and James and Joanne (Reichert) Woolfall of Nashua; a stepdaughter and husband, Nancy and George Lewis of Milford, Michigan; 11 grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Cynthia (Koutrelakos) Brunelle of Pelham, Thomas and Allison (Bagdoian) Brunelle of Salem, David and Marianne (Janezic) Brunelle, of Atwater, Ohio, Gary and Terri (Gleason) Brunelle of Londonderry, William Brunelle of Lowell, James Brunelle and his companion Ruth North of Stow, Ohio, Bernice (Brunelle) and Steven Crawford, of Stow Ohio, Lisa (Brunelle) and Anthony Nigro of Londonderry, Dawn Lewis of Ohio, Joseph and Pamela (Welch) Brunelle of Randolph, Massachusetts, and Amanda Brunelle of Hampton; 11 great-grandchildren, Tara, Thomas and Heather of Crawford, Ohio, Jack, Alec, and Alanna Brunelle of Salem, Terryn and Reagan Brunelle of Pelham, Nicholas and Tara Nigro of Londonderry, and Chloe Brunelle of Randolph.  She is also survived by four step-grandchildren, Jeffrey and his wife Briana (Constance) Woolfall of Denver, Colorado; Kerry Woolfall of Chicago, Illinois; Kimberly (Lewis) King and her husband Keegan of Chicago, Illinois and Lindsay Lewis of Novi, Michigan.  A brother-in-law and his wife, Frederick and Lillian Woolfall of Lowell and a former daughter-in-law, Suzanne (Morency) LaBranche of Hampton; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews and many very special and close friends.  She was very proud of all of her grand and great-grandchildren and was eagerly awaiting the birth of her 12th great-grandchild.

In addition to being predeceased by her two husbands, she was also predeceased by her five older siblings, Laura Morrissette, Henry Frechette, Maurice Frechette, Alice Turcotte and Stella Brousseau and a grandchild, Anthony Brunelle in 1977.

Thank you from the family to all her relatives and close friends for their visits, many cards, thoughts and prayers.  In addition to her large family and friends, she is survived by a multitude of people she touched throughout her life.  Isabelle’s family would also like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all of the staff at Greenbriar Terrace for their loving and compassionate care while a patient there.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Joslin Diabetes Center, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215 or to the Pelham Building Expansion Fund, Pelham Senior Center, 8 Nashua Road, Pelham, NH 03076.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Pelham Funeral Home in Pelham. 

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Karolyn (Erler) Barnard

Karolyn (Erler) Barnard, 74, of Salem, died July 16, 2008, at her home surrounded by her family.

Karolyn was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Emily (Naefe) and Carl Erler.  She grew up and was educated in Andover, Massachusetts, graduating from Punchard High School in 1952 and from the Chamberlain School of Retailing in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1954.  Karolyn worked as an assistant buyer for Jordan Marsh for several years.  She worked for many years as a secretary at Salem High School.  Karolyn was a long time resident of Salem.

Karolyn enjoyed cooking, gardening and traveling but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 48 years Carl Barnard of Salem; two sons, Eric Barnard and his wife Susan of Windham, and Kurt Barnard of Kittery, Maine; a brother, Robert Erler of Windham; two grandsons, Brandon and Brian of Windham; and several nieces and nephews. 

Calling hours were held July 21 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem; cremation followed. Donations in Karolyn’s memory may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association, 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018, www.abta.org; or to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. 

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Patrice F. Burkett

Patrice F. Burkett of Windham passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  Born in New York City, New York, daughter of William W. and Patricia Breen Farris, Patrice grew up in Garden City, Long Island, New York, and was an alumna of Elizabeth Seton College in New Rochelle, New York. 

Patrice was a marketing communications professional serving in management positions in many software and high technology companies in the Greater Boston area including Raytheon Service Company, Software International, NSS Corporation, Lois Paul and Partners, Avid Technologies and finally as an independent marketing communications consultant to various clients.  

A loving and beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, friend and wife, Patrice’s quick smile, expressive face and infectious laugh were always present.  If a friend needed an ‘endorphin-fix’, a conversation with Patrice always released stress through laughter.  She always put others feelings and needs above her own.  She was the eternal optimist even throughout her illness.  Her positive attitude, internal strength and strong faith was evident to all, allowing them to treat Patrice as the person she was instead of as the cancer patient she did not want to be.  “Cancer will not be the boss of me,” was her motto.

She loved flower gardening and always kept just the right vase or basket and other supplies on-hand to assemble the perfect centerpiece.  She was an excellent cook.  Her cookie baking always resulted in holiday or ‘just because’ cookie baskets for her many friends ... many of who choose not to share the bounty with others as she had intended.  Patrice loved to travel.  She and Wayne enjoyed several trips to her parents’ Portugal winter vacation villa and they finally got to spend time in the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii and Italy in 2005 and 2006.  They also traveled across the United States in an RV, touring the south and southwest on the ‘Canyon Tour’ to Canyon de Chelly, the Grand Canyon, Bryce and Zion National Parks.

She leaves her husband Wayne; two daughters, Lee C. Burkett of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, and Jill B. Lowrey and husband Nate of Dover; three active grandsons, Kyle Surdam, Colin Surdam and Jake Lowrey plus a darling new granddaughter, Anna Lowrey.  In addition to her mother, Patricia Farris of Peabody, Massachusetts,  she leaves two brothers, Bart Farris and his wife Lois MacDonald of Taunton, Massachusetts, and Greg Farris and his wife Linette of Pelham; two sisters, Alicia Treichler and her husband Charles of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, and Deirdre Wielgus and her husband Mark Cochran of West Chester, Pennsylvania; and 11 nieces and nephews. 

Her father, William W. Farris, predeceased her in March 2008.

Funeral services were held on July 23 in the Annisquam Village Church in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  Burial followed in Mount Adnah Cemetery in Gloucester.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115, or the Home Health VNA of Lawrence, 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843.  Arrangements were under the care of the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium in Londonderry.

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Alfred J. Collins

Alfred J. Collins, 88, of Salem, died July 16, 2008, at his home.  He was born and educated in Methuen, Massachusetts, and had lived in Salem for 60 years.  Alfred served his country during World War II with the Army Air Force.

Alfred was the Postmaster for the Salem Post Office for 19 years.  He was a Charter Member of the Knights of Columbus, Bishop-Peterson Council 4442 of Salem and a member of VFW Post 8546 of Salem.  Alfred was a very active member of the Salem Democratic Committee and recently received a Citation from Governor John Lynch for his dedicated community service.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing and loved to spend time with his grandchildren.

Alfred was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Cavanaugh) Collins.

He is survived by a son, Michael Collins and his wife Laurie of Salem; four daughters, Maureen Collins of Plaistow, Kathleen and her husband Thomas Murphy of Newmarket and Salem, Eileen Collins of New York, New York; and Colleen and her husband Hank Drugan of Salem; a sister, Janet Kenney of Methuen, Massachusetts; seven grandchildren, Daniel Collins Murphy, Kate Elizabeth Murphy-Minniciello, Matthew Collins Drugan, Kelly Colleen Drugan, Allison Elizabeth Collins, Kelsey Mildred Collins, and Jack Collins Drosinos; and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held on July 21 at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem; burial followed in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  Contributions may be made in Al’s memory to Region 10 Community Services, 8 Commerce Drive, Atkinson, NH 03811.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

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Eva Kazlouskas

Eva Kazlouskas, 89, of Hudson, died July 20, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

She was born September 12, 1918, in Nashua, daughter of the late Steve and Kate (Yanuskevich) Kazlouskas.  She was also predeceased by a brother Stanley Kazlouskas.

She was a graduate of Nashua High School and was employed with Centronics for a number of years.

Miss Kazlouskas was very active with the Hannah Dustin Quilters Guild.  She was also very proud of her involvement with the American Legion Auxiliary where she held various positions, including Past Department President for the Department of New Hampshire of the New Hampshire American Legion Auxiliary from 1968 – 1969, District Director from 1961 - 1962, and Chaplin, Secretary, and Treasurer for a combined 50 years.  Eva was also proud to be a member of the Rosie the Riveter Society.

Survivors include a niece, Joan Killingsworth of Hudson; two nephews, Stanley Kazlouskas of Hudson and Frank Kazlouskas of New Hampshire; two great-nephews, S. Erik Kazlouskas of Keene and Shawn Killingsworth of North Carolina; a great-niece, Gwen Kazlouskas-Noyes of North Truro, Massachusetts; as well as many dear friends.

A Graveside Service was held on July 24 in the Lithuanian Co-op Cemetery in Nashua.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Jean Boucher

Jean R. (Gagnon) Boucher, 79, of Hudson, died at her home Sunday, July 13, 2008, surrounded by loving family.

Jean was born on February 25, 1929, in Nashua, daughter of the late Arthur and Eva Gagnon and was also predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Gerald Boucher; three brothers, Arthur Gagnon, Raymond Gagnon and Norman Gagnon; and two sisters; Stella Noel and Grace Levesque.

Jean attended the Arlington Street School in Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School in 1947 where she had been a member of the Glee Club.  After graduation she was employed by New England Telephone and Telegraph for five years and was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  Jean also worked for many years in the cafeteria at Memorial and Dr. H. O. Smith Schools in Hudson.  She was a long-time member of the Hudson Seniors.

Jean is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Gerald Boucher of Hudson, Michael and Jeanne Boucher of Nashua, and James Boucher of Holland, Massachusetts; and one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Ed Riley of Beaverton, Oregon; seven grandchildren, Jessica Boucher of Hudson, Heather Peterson of Louisville, Ohio, Branan Riley, Devin Riley and Deirdre Riley all of Beaverton, Joshua Boucher and Justin Boucher, both of Holland; one great-grandson, Andrew Peterson of Louisville, and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 18, at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed John the XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library Street, Hudson.  The family requests that donations be made to the Rogers Memorial Library, c/o Hills Memorial Library, 18 Library Street, Hudson, NH 03051 or Home Health and Hospice, 22 Prospect Street, Nashua, NH 03060.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Robert ‘Bob’ Goldthwaite

Robert “Bob” Goldthwaite, 71, of Hudson, died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua surrounded by his loving family.

He was born October 21, 1936, in Epping, son of the late William and Adeline (Bonenfant) Goldthwaite.  A daughter, Jodi Goldthwaite, also predeceased him.

He was the husband of Louise (Peruffo) Kish-Goldthwaite of Hudson with whom he resided in Hudson with for the past 11 years.

He was employed for over 10 years with the Robbins Beef Co. in Boston, Massachusetts, and he enjoyed boating on Lake Winnipesaukee.  Bob was a NASCAR enthusiast that enjoyed following the late number 3, Dale Earnhardt, Sr.  One of Bob’s greatest joys was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Besides his loving wife, Louise, survivors include a son, Timothy Goldthwaite and his fiancé Vickie Sysyn of Pembroke; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Kristine and Michael Pouliot, and Jennifer and Jamie Blake, all of Candia; one stepson, Michael Kotarski and his wife Robyn of North Reading, Massachusetts; a stepdaughter, Andrea Pacelli and her husband Jerry of Dracut, Massachusetts; one sister and a brother-in-law, Judith and Kenneth Damsell of Exeter, as well as 12 grandchildren.

A Prayer Service was held on July 14 at the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson.  Burial will be private. The family requests donations be made in Bob’s loving memory to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110. 

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William ‘Carl’ Goose

William “Carl” Goose, 78, of Hudson, died Monday, July 14, 2008, at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

He was born December 6, 1929, in Louisville, Kentucky, son of the late John W. and Essell (Hoffman) Goose.

Carl was a Korean War veteran, having served in the Marine Corps.  He received a degree from the University of Louisville and loved poetry and classical music.  Carl was very proud of his family history, especially his uncle, Roscoe Goose, the wining jockey of the 1913 Kentucky Derby.  Carl will be remembered for his great sense of humor and for never complaining about anything.

Survivors include one son and a daughter-in-law, David and Angelina Goose of Debarry, Florida; three daughters and a son-in-law, Jamie Fish of Debarry, Mary Goose of Billerica, Massachusetts, and Bernadette “De-Dee” and Ray Brasil of Hudson, with whom he resided; four grandchildren, Lauren Goose, Jennifer Fish, and Ryan Fish all of Debarry, and Cody Goose-Anderson of Hudson; two great-grandchildren, Rosalyn Brasil of Temple, and Demetri Brasil of New Boston; a sister, Catherine Shea and his twin sister, Donna Warren both, of Louisville; his dear friend, Tina Goose of Billerica; two beloved dogs that he considered “his other kids”, Skippy and Jack; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Visiting hours will be on Saturday, July 19, from 1 – 3 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 2 p.m. in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street in Hudson.  Burial will take place in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison, Indiana.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03064. 

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Helen Melling

Helen Melling, 89, of Salem, died on Sunday, June 29, 2008, at Salemhaven Nursing Home in Salem.  Helen was born and raised in Andover, Massachusetts, and had lived there for many years.  She resided in Salem for the past 20 years.

Her family members include her son, David A. Melling of Haverhill, Massachusetts, six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Services were private.  Arrangements were by the Goundrey Funeral Home in Salem. 

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Frank W. Spates, Sr.

Frank W. Spates, Sr., 56, of Salem, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at home.  Frank was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and was raised and educated in Derry.  He worked at Hewlett-Packard Company in Andover, Massachusetts.  He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed fishing and loved working on cars.

His family members include his wife, Linda Spates, and his sons, Frank W., Jr., and his wife Jennifer Spates, of Lawrence, and James J. Spates of Haverhill, Massachusetts.  Frank leaves his brothers, Richard A. Spates of Saugus, Massachusetts, George Spates of Hampstead, and Russell Spates of Lawrence.  He has four grandchildren, Amber, Nicole, Riley, and Alicia.

Memorial contributions may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA. 01843.  Arrangements were by the Goundrey Funeral Home in Salem. 

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Joyce E. (Kane) Beaudet

Joyce E. (Kane) Beaudet, 68, of Salem, died July 5, 2008, at her home in Salem, after a long illness.

She was born in Brockton, Massachusetts; she grew up, and attended schools in Lynn, Massachusetts, where she graduated from St. Mary’s High School.  She was a resident of Salem for the past 21 years.

 Joyce was the Music Minister for Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem where she was an active parishioner.  She was a former dental hygienist, having previously taught the dental program at Lynn Tech in Lynn, Massachusetts.  She was a member of the Sweet Adeline’s, was very active with the Boy Scouts of America, but her passion was music and she loved singing.

Joyce is survived by her husband Eugene T. Beaudet of Salem; a son, James J. Beaudet of Haverhill, Massachusetts; two brothers, James S. Kane III of Salem, and Thomas P. Kane of East Kingston; three grandchildren, Krystofer, James II, and Jayana Beaudet; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was held July 9 at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem; cremation followed.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Queen of Peace Church, 200 Lawrence Road, Salem, NH 03079.  Arrangements were under the care of the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. 

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Pauline G. (Bender) Boyko

Pauline G. (Bender) Boyko, 84, of Salem, died peacefully on June 27 at Haven Health Center of Derry.

Pauline was born in Bedford, Pennsylvania, to Harry and Cleo (Crissman) Bender.  She was the seventh of nine children.  Pauline met her husband, George, while they were both welders at Sun Shipbuilding Company in Chester, Pennylvania.  She moved to Salem in 1949.

Pauline’s life revolved around her family and her faith.  She served as treasurer of the Salem Council of Churches for four years; she was a secretary on the Pulpit Committee and a Deaconess for six years and treasurer of the Salem Chapter of Women’s Aglow for almost 10 years.  In 1973 she joined the First Baptist Church.  Pauline worked for many years at Granite State Electric in Salem.

She was predeceased by her siblings Orin Bender, Russell Bender, Vernon Bender, Wayne Bender, Rena Clark, Sara Bauer and Louise Barnhart.

She is survived by husband of 64 years, George Boyko of Salem; sons, Gregory Boyko and his wife Carol of Salem, and Larry Boyko and his wife Susan of Pelham; a sister, Anne Stutzman of New Holland, Pennsylvania; six grandchildren, Nicole (Boyko) Dzurilla and her husband Dean of Austin, Texas, Erin Boyko of Manchester, Holly Boyko of Waltham, Massachusetts, Wayne Boyko of Salem, Michael Boyko of Asheville, North Carolina, and Jacqui Boyko and her partner Hesper Schleiderer-Hardy of Wells, Maine.  

 A Funeral Service was held July 2 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 1 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH 03110. 

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Karen J. (Kelly) Casey

Karen J. (Kelly) Casey, 56, of Salem, died peacefully at home June 28, 2008, surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Karen was born and educated in Arlington, Massachusetts, and had lived in Salem for 22 years.  She was a teacher with the Windham School District.  Karen was a loving wife and mother and was devoted to her family.  She was looking forward to the arrival of her first grandchild in August. 

She is survived by her husband, Jack Casey of Salem; a son, Brian and his wife Allyson Casey of Londonderry; two daughters, Jaclyn and her husband Gregory Dunn of Quincy, Massachusetts, and Kathleen Casey of Salem; a sister, Lorraine Kelly of Wakefield, Massachusetts; a brother, Paul Kelly of Salem; and many nieces and nephews, close relatives and dear friends.

A Funeral Mass was held July 1 at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem.  Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements. 

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Cynthia ‘Syndi’ Clarke

Cynthia “Syndi” Clarke, 64, of Hudson, died July 1, 2008, in Hudson.  She was born March 8, 1944 in Shirley Township, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Albert and Gladys (Gates) Smith.

Cynthia was the wife of Donald Clarke of Hudson.

Cynthia moved to New Hampshire at a young age, growing up in Gilford.  She graduated from Laconia High School in 1962.  She then went on to complete her nursing degree at Laconia Hospital School of Nursing in 1965 and worked at several area hospitals including Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, Monadnock Community Hospital in Peterborough, and Memorial Hospital (Southern New Hampshire Regional Medical Center) and St. Joseph Hospital, both in Nashua. 

She eventually left her nursing career to become a devoted wife and full-time mother to her growing family in Hudson, but continued to reach out to help those in need throughout the rest of her life.  She was also a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua.  She enjoyed the beach and vacationing on Cape Cod and was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.

Besides her loving husband, Donald, survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Wade and Jennifer Clow of Manchester, Chad Clow of Auburn, Maine, and Aric and Laura Clarke of Hudson, Troy and Serena Jo Clarke of Madison, Wisconsin; four grandchildren, James Clow of Manchester, Madison Clarke, Alex Clarke, and Hailey Clarke all of Hudson; a brother, Richard Smith of Florida; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Prayer Service was held on July 8 at the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson.  Burial will be private.  The family requests donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation, NH Chapter, PO Box 369, Concord, NH 03301.  

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John J. Cotter

John J. Cotter, 81, of Salem, died June 27 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts.

John was born and educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the son of the late Edmond and Rose (Andrews) Cotter. He worked at Meadowbrook Laundry in North Andover, Massachusetts, for 39 years.  John later worked for the Holy Family Hospital as a Stationary Fireman.

John was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He liked to read and watch westerns.  John loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy (Whigham) Cotter of Salem;  a son, Edward Cotter of Salem; a daughter, Susan and her husband Elmer Blankenship of Windham; a brother, David Cotter of Covina, California; grandsons, Sean, Gregory and Brian Blankenship; and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service was held on July 2 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal Street, Manchester, NH 03101.

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Edward C. Huetteman

Edward C. Huetteman, 88, of Hudson, died Monday, June 30, 2008, at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua surrounded by his loving family.

He was born November 15, 1919, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, son of the late William and Jennie (Ferguson) Huetteman and was the husband of Clara “Betty” (Stricker) Huetteman of Hudson.

He was an Army veteran of World War II having served in the 66th Infantry PVO.  Beginning in the early 1950s until very recently, Ed had the honor of organizing all the military reunions for his unit.  He was previously employed for 45 years with Singer/Diehl and for 10 years as a real estate broker in New Jersey.  He loved crossword puzzles and enjoyed playing the piano on a nightly basis.

He was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

Besides his loving wife Betty, survivors include a son and a daughter-in-law, Edward W. and Candace Huetteman of Chesterfield, Missouri; a daughter and a son-in-law, Jane E. and James R. Hughes of Hudson; four grandchildren, Edward S. Huetteman and Brett C. Huetteman both of Chesterfield, Missouri, James S. Huetteman of Virginia, and Nathaniel G. Sutliffe of South Carolina; one great-grandchild, Riley Morris of Oregon; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was held on July 3 in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements. 

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Lawrence ‘Larry’ I. Muzerall

Lawrence “Larry” I. Muzerall, 69, of Salem, died July 1, 2008 at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts.

Larry was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and was raised and educated in both Lawrence and Newport, Rhode Island.  For most of his life he was self-employed at his business, Muzerall and Son, where he installed siding and replacement windows.  His family remembers him as a man with a great sense of humor who worked hard.  He enjoyed golfing and loved life.  In recent years, he enjoyed frequent trips to Las Vegas with his wife.  He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan.  More than anything he enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and many friends.

He leaves his loving wife of 43 years, Helen C. (Jewkes) Muzerall of Salem; a daughter, Amy and her husband Kevin Cowin of Salem; a son, Mark Muzerall and his wife Lynda of Derry; a brother, Francis Ivers and his wife Betty of Chelmsford, Massachusetts; two sisters, Terry Moerlher of California, and Patti Riley of Dracut, Massachusetts; an aunt, Rita Jordan of San Diego, California; four grandchildren, Kirstyn, Katelyn, Kylie Anna, and Chloe Christine, nieces, nephews and cousins and many dear friends.

A funeral service was held on July 5 at the Goundry Funeral Home in Salem; cremation followed.  Donations in Larry’s name may be made to the Holy Family William L. Lane Cancer Management Foundation, 70 East Street, Methuen, MA 01844. 

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Stephen J. O’Hare

Stephen J. O’Hare, 40, of Lowell, Massachusetts, died Friday at his sister’s home in Windham after a brief battle with cancer.

He was the son of the late Joseph and Lucille Y. (Boisvert) O’Hare.

He was born in Lowell, grew up and attended schools in Windham and was a resident of Lowell for the past 12 years.

Stephen worked as a clerk for Dunkin Donuts in Lowell.  He attended St. Matthew Church in Windham.  He enjoyed driving around and going to the beach, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by two brothers, Jeffrey and his wife Cheryl O’Hare of Windham, and Timothy O’Hare of Tampa, Florida; two sisters, Susan and her husband Jay Tokanel of Windham, and Jodie and her husband Stewart Moyes of North Carolina; six nieces and nephews, and one great-nephew. 

Funeral services were held July 1 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home.  Burial will be at a later date in the Cemetery on the Plain, Windham. 

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Chester W. Farwell, Jr.

Chester W. Farwell, Jr., 72, of Windham, died peacefully Saturday, June 22, 2008, at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts, surrounded by family and friends.

He was born in Farmington, Maine, grew up and was schooled in Andover, Massachusetts, where he graduated from Punchard High School.  He was a resident of Windham for the past 46 years.

 Mr. Farwell was a retired offset printer for Currier Citizens of Lowell, Massachusetts.  He served his country in the Army with the Military Police.  He enjoyed camping, fly fishing, and gardening.  He also was a handyman, and enjoyed fixing lawn mowers.

He was predeceased by his wife, Irene (Martinkus) Farwell, and a brother, Fred Farwell.

He is survived by his son, Ronald and his wife Diana Farwell of Londonderry; two daughters, Wendy Coyle of Londonderry, and Laurie and her husband Bill Kissinger of Montgomery, Alabama; his mother, Thelma Farwell of Windham; a sister, Mildred Regan of Pelham; nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held June 26 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Burial was in Cemetery on the Plain, Windham. 

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Cynthia A. (Wiseman) Henry

Cynthia A. (Wiseman) Henry, 50, of Salem, died June 21, 2008, at the New England Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

She was born in New Brunswick, Canada, grew up, and was educated in Winchester, Massachusetts.  She was a resident of Salem for the past 22 years and formerly of Woburn, Massachusetts.

Cindy was a secretary at the Internal Revenue Service in Andover, Massachusetts.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem.  She loved animals, camping and most of all spending time with her family.  She took loving care of her father and father-in-law and anyone who needed help.

She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Henry of Salem; two sons, Robert Henry of Dover, and Thomas Henry of Salem; her mother, Elizabeth (Park) Riga of Salem; a sister, Stacy and her husband John Ralphs of Winchester, Massachusetts; her mother-in-law, Marie L. Henry of Winchester; her grandchildren, Shaseanna and Hope Henry; and nieces, Samantha, Sophia, and Toni.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated June 25 at St. Joseph Church, Salem,.  Entombment was in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Lawrence, Massachusetts.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 Sarl Drive, Salem, NH 03079.  Arrangements were under the care of the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. 

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Eleanor F. (Copeland) Lenzen

Eleanor F. (Copeland) Lenzen, 92, of Salem, died Friday at the Warde Health Center in Windham.

Eleanor was born in Salem, where she grew up and attended schools, and was a life long resident.  She was a retired homemaker and a member of Pleasant Street United Methodist Church in Salem.  She was active in bowling leagues in Salem many years ago and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 8546 in Salem.  She enjoyed playing the piano and electric organ, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Everett W. Lenzen.

She is survived by four daughters, Barbara and her husband Barry S. Jackson of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Beverly Lynch of Atkinson, Janet and her husband David Hamlin of Omaha, Nebraska, and Gayle and her husband Joseph Walch of Nashua; two sons, Robert Lenzen of Maine, and David and his wife Cathy Lenzen of Derry; four sisters, Ruth Haligowski of Newburyport, Massachusetts, Marjorie Caton of Hebron, Connecticut, Gladys Chorley of Salem, and Ethel Ackroyd of Dracut, Massachusetts; six grandchildren, Robert J. E., William, Karen, Joseph, Bryan, and Heather; three great-grandchildren, Kristin, Zachary, and Ricky; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held June 25 at Our Lady of Mercy Chapel in Windham.  Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 21 Searles Road, Windham, NH 03087. 

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Ruth A. (Darby) Marchand

Ruth A. (Darby) Marchand, 86, of Salem, died Thursday, June 19, 2008, at her home.

She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, grew up, and was educated in Somerville, Massachusetts.  She later graduated from Mount Auburn, Cambridge Hospital School of Nursing in 1946, after taking care of her sick parents, while her brothers were fighting in World War II.  Formerly of Cambridge, Massachusetts, she was a resident of Salem for the past 59 years,.

Mrs. Marchand was a retired Registered Nurse for Broadway Nursing Home in Methuen, Massachusetts.  She was a member of the Salem Women’s Club, Salem Senior Center, and the Widow and Widowers Club of Salem.  She enjoyed spending time and joking with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ephraim B. Marchand.

She is survived by two daughters, Cheryl and her husband Paul Leone of Merrimacport, Massachusetts, and Rosemary and her husband Michael Daigle of Salem; one son, Dennis and his wife Kristin Marchand of Raymond; six grandchildren, Faye Leone and her fiancé Eric Saiet, Gabrielle Leone, Jenny Marchand and her fiancé Rick Owens, Michael and Alex Daigle, and Cassie Toole; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held June 24 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101 or to the Lymphoma Research Foundation, 115 Broadway, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10006. 

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Terry A. Peirce

Terry A. Peirce, 58, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, died Sunday, June 22, 2008 in the Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, Massachusetts.  Mr. Peirce was born in Madison, Wisconsin on March 16, 1950, a son of the late Harold F. and Lanora E. (Buckmeyer) Peirce.  Mr. Peirce had lived in Texas, California and also in Massachusetts, where he owned and operated an excavation/concrete company in Wilmington.  He then moved to Florida for 12 years where he also did excavation work.  In 1999 he underwent a heart and kidney transplant that allowed him the time to be at both of his children’s graduations and weddings.  He enjoyed his time in Florida, especially the beaches.  Though his health held him back from many things he maintained his sense of humor and always enjoyed his work and his family.

He is survived by a son, Sheldon F. Peirce and his wife Raquel of Windham; a daughter, Kristy A. Montgomery and her husband Matthew of Londonderry; three grandchildren, Amber, Alyssa and Cody Peirce of Windham; a brother, Roger Peirce of Nixa, Missouri, a sister, Geraldine Peirce of Texas; and also several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by six brothers and sisters.

Private graveside services and burial will be held in the Cemetery on the Plain, Windham.  Arrangements are under the care of the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium in Derry. 

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Gloria Ida Trematore

Gloria Ida Trematore, 69, of Hudson, died Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

She was born June 29, 1938, in Milford, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Agnes and Millard Rowe.

Gloria loved needlepoint and enjoyed attending the Adult Day Service Program at Alvirne High School.  She was a communicant of the Community Congregational Church in Billerica, Massachusetts.  She loved her cat, “Mischief,” and enjoyed playing bingo.

Survivors include her cousin Cheryl Hatch and her husband Bill of Hudson and their children, Haley Hatch of Hudson and Shaunalynn Duffy of Cambridge, Massachusetts, as well as her cousin Sue Patterson of Hudson.

A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, July 12, at 11a.m. in the Community Congregational Church, 803 Boston Road in Billerica, Massachusetts.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Gloria’s loving memory to the Gateways Community Service, c/o Adult Day Service Program, 200 Derry Road, Hudson, NH 03051.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home In Hudson Is in charge of arrangements.

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Helen S. (Smith) Dane

Helen S. (Smith) Dane, 84, of Hudson, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Friday, June 6, 2008 at Greenbriar Terrrace Healthcare in Nashua.

Mrs. Dane was born on January 17, 1924, in Littleton, a daughter of the late Seldon and Mildred (Howe) Smith.  She had been a resident of Hudson for over 55 years, prior to which she had lived and grown up in Littleton.

Mrs. Dane was the wife of William B. Dane, whom she shared over 65 years of marriage.

She was employed as a secretary for Bronze Craft for many years.

Mrs. Dane is remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She was also known for taking care of her family and friends.  She was fond of gardening and reading.  One of her great joys was spending time at the beach.

Mrs. Dane was a member of Emmanuel’s Church in Nashua.  She graduated from Littleton High School.

She was predeceased by a brother, Glen Smith.

In addition to her husband, her family includes her two sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen and Jean Dane of Hudson, and Mitchell and Nancy Dane of New Ipswich; her four grandchildren and their spouses, Chris and Ailleen Dane, Kelly Dane, Robin and John Owen and Debbi and Jeff Green; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service in her honor was held at the Davis Funeral Home in Nashua on June 10.  Interment prayers and burial followed in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson. 

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Mary A. (Doucette) Hooper

Mary A. (Doucette) Hooper, 89, of Methuen, Massachusetts, died June 5, 2008, at her home surrounded by her family.

Mary grew up in Andover, Massachusetts, graduating from Punchard High School in 1937.  She lived in Methuen for 62 years.  Mary was a member of the Salem Grange and the Danville Grange, the Salem Historical Society and the Greater Salem Art Association.  She was a gifted musician who played the piano, organ and guitar and she sang with the Sunshine Spreaders Group and the Happy Hearts Group.  Mary developed an interest in art after retiring, taking classes at the Methuen Senior Center and she won awards for her work.  Mary was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem.  She enjoyed spending summers with her family at Lake Fairlee in Vermont.  She will be missed by her family and many friends.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Cleole Hooper.

She is survived by two sons, Stephen Hooper of Henniker, and John and wife Bonnylee Hooper of W. Hartford, Vermont; three daughters, Virginia Hardy of Methuen, Ann Gagnon of Sandown, and Deborah Hooper of Crystal River, Florida; two brothers, Arthur Doucette of Hampton, and Joseph Doucette of Danbury, Connecticut; 11 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated June 9 at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem; burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Bldg. 9, Lawrence, Massachusetts, MA 01843, or Methuen Senior Center, 77 Lowell Street, Methuen, MA 01844.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

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Marie Judith Jacques

Marie Judith Jacques, 41, of Salem, died Thursday, June 5, 2008, unexpectedly at her home. 

She was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and came to America with her parents in 1986.  She graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Marie was a nurse’s aide for Salemhaven Nursing Home for 10 years, and at different heath agencies.  She was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Salem.  She enjoyed music, concerts, dancing, and traveling overseas, especially to Europe.

She is survived by her children, Nicholas D. Jacques, Max A. Jacques, and Felicia M. Taylor, all of Salem; her parents, Nicolas F. and Judith (Bistoury) Jacques of Salem; two brothers, Frantz C. Jacques of Arizona, and Patrick Jacques of North Carolina; a sister, Kareen Dowe of Orlando, Florida; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins, including Victoria Jacques of Salem. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 13, at 10 a.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, Main Street in Salem.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  Arrangements were under the care of the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. 

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Beverly R. (Robbins) Page

Beverly R. (Robbins) Page, 66, of Londonderry, died unexpectedly at Parkland Medical Center in Derry on Wednesday, June 4, 2008.

She was born in South Weymouth, Massachusetts on July 4, 1941, a daughter of the late Norman C. and Hazel (Walker) Robbins.  She had resided in this community since 1986.

Mrs. Page worked at the Adult Learning Center in the school age childcare office.  Prior to that, she worked at the Hilton Hotel in Merrimack and at Windham Middle School.

She enjoyed reading, going to the beach, and traveling to various places, including Florida.  She also enjoyed eating lobster.  Mrs. Page loved spending time with her grandkids.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Brad and Karla Page of Merrimack, and Scott and Tina Page of Valencia, California; her grandchildren, Christopher Page of Valencia, California, and Samantha Page and Brady Page, both of Merrimack; a sister, Susan Sheldon of Hanover, Massachusetts, and a brother, Burt Robbins of Pembroke, MA.

A Celebration of Life Service was held in her honor on June 8 at the Davis Funeral Home in Nashua.  Interment prayers and burial will be private.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-4688, or to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. 

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George O. Szaro

George O. Szaro, 65, of Hudson, died Saturday, June 7, 2008, in Hudson.

He was born September 4, 1942, in East Meadow, Long Island, New York, son of the late Walter and Natalie (Dybus) Szaro.  He was also predeceased by a three brothers, Raymond, Walter and Murdock.

George was the husband of Mary (Cunningham) Szaro of Hudson, with whom he would have shared 39 years of marriage this July.

He was a Vietnam Era veteran, having served in the Navy.

George was an aviation mechanic for over 30 years, starting out with Sea Board World at JFK Airport in New York and most recently working at the Manchester Airport with FedEx.

He will always be remembered for his generosity and for donating supplies to the Nashua Soup Kitchen.  His greatest joy was spending time with his three grandchildren and loved taking them on vacations, camping trips and playing Santa.

Besides his loving wife, Mary, survivors include a son and a daughter in law, Sean and Michelle Szaro of Nashua; three grandchildren, Cory Szaro, Christian Szaro, and Brenda Szaro all of Nashua; a brother, Frank Szaro and his wife Jean of Port Washington, New York; three sisters, Helen Vonsky of Glen Cove, New York, Irene Gliechmann of Louisiana, and Natalie MacDonald of Medford, New York; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held in St. Kathryn’s Church in Hudson and burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made in George’s name to the American Heart Association, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements. 

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Helen Woidyla

Helen Woidyla, 89, a resident of Pine Hill Retirement Home in Windham, and formerly of Methuen, Massachusetts, died on May 19, 2008, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry after a short illness.

She was born in Bradley’s Brook in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on November 14, 1918, the daughter of the late John and Frances (Pirog) Woidyla.  She was educated in the Haverhill School System and entered the work force shortly after as an employee of the Wood Mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  Upon the closure of the mill, she became an employee of Western Electric, a branch of Bell Systems, now Lucent Technologies.  Helen retired from Western Electric after 25 years of service.  Helen soon found retirement was not for her and joined the staff at the Nevins Nursing Home in Methuen, retiring at age 80.

Helen was the wife of the late Stephen Sierpina.  She was the sole survivor of her immediate family, which included Sophie, Victoria, Marja, Anthony, Albert, Michael, Steven, Joseph, Frank, Peter and Rudolph.

Helen leaves a daughter, Victoria Litchfield and her husband Leon of Hereford, Arizona; a grandson, Stephen, and two great-grandchildren, Sabrina and Caleb of Denver, Colorado, as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service will be held Friday, June 13 at 11 a.m. at Eternal Light Mausoleum in Salem.  Arrangements are by the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. 

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Duane F. Brown

Duane F. Brown, 72, of Nashua, died peacefully at Southern NH Medical Center on Sunday, June 1, 2008.  Brown was born on October 8, 1935 in Nashua, a son of the late Harold A. and Lillian (Fecteau) Brown.  He has been a resident of Nashua for five years, prior to which he had been a resident of Milford, NH.

Brown owned and operated the former Beaver Woodworkers in Milford.  He also at one time was an art/drama teacher at Merrimack High School, owned a grocery store in Somersworth, ran the Bookloft in Amherst, and worked for Grade-Aid Corp. in Nashua. 

Brown held membership in the Nashua Area Retired Educators Association, the Milford Lions Club, and AARP.  He was also a member of the Nashua Senior Activity Center.

Brown was a talented artist and pianist.  He was known for his sense of humor.  His best times were with friends and family.  Brown enjoyed classical music, going to concerts, and had a passion for golf.  He was also a member of the Youth Choir at the Hudson Community Church.

Brown was a graduate of Alvirne High School, Class of 1953 and received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1966.  He was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity.

Survivors include his partner of 16 years, Eleanor Hughes of Nashua and her daughter, Jennifer Hughes of Hudson; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Douglas and Shirley Brown of Contoocook and David Brown of Litchfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Judith A. and Richard Gilbert of Abbot, ME; a son and daughter-in-law, Bruce A. and Stephanie Brown of Layton, UT; four grandchildren, Tara Bigue and her husband Jason, Justin and Amy Gilbert and Kristen Gilbert all of Maine and Erica Brown of Utah; five great-grandchildren, Tristin, Arianna, and Braydon Bigue of New Hampshire and Chase and Colby Gilbert of Maine; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Service information will be published at a later date.  The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

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