Obituaries

Rosemarie (Delaney) Hartnett

Rosemarie “Ro” Hartnett, 60, died December 19, 2008.  She was the 12th born of the 14th children of James and Virginia (Lagamasino) Delaney of East Boston, MA.  She was educated in the Catholic school system and graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in Brighton, MA in 1957.  Rosemarie was “the bride” of her husband, James Hartnett, for 49 years. 

Rosemarie was proud to be an American.  She moved from East Boston to Salem in 1971.  She was a library aide and secretary of PTA at the Haigh School.  She taught CCD in her home and attended St. Joseph Church.  Ro worked for the Town of Salem from December 1975 to July 2001 and enjoyed working with, and helping, the people of Salem.  She worked in the Building, Planning and Community Development Departments and served as resource person for the Board of Adjustment for many years.  Coming from a large family, she was especially proud to serve on the Board of Directors of the Greater Salem Boys and Girls Club for over 13 years and served on the Annual Auction Committee of the Club.  She chaired the Colonial Ball in May of 2000 in celebration of Salem’s 250th anniversary celebration.  Ro was elected Library Trustee of the Kelley Library and enthusiastically served in that capacity since 1994.  She briefly served as a regular member of the Planning Board for the Town of Salem.

Rosemarie loved her family and friends dearly.  She loved being Grammy Roro.  People often said to her “you have lots of company” and her reply would be, “they are not company they are my family.”  She loved flowers.  She and her husband had a lovely well cared for yard:  the perennials were her choice and the annuals his.  She enjoyed birds and her favorite was the hummingbird followed closely by the Cardinal.  She loved to walk with her friends and enjoyed reading and playing scrabble with her sister Chickie.  She had a great sense of humor, enjoyed music, children and friends and loved to dance, especially ballroom dancing with Jimmy. 

Rosemarie is survived by her much loved husband, James M. (Jimmy) Hartnett; her “favorite” son, James M. and his wife, Ginny of Exeter; and her “favorite” daughter, Lisa, and her husband, Mark, of San Jose, CA.  She had four grandchildren:  Delaney Morse, Alicia Hartnett, Cole Hartnett and Julia Morse.  She is survived by her sisters, Virginia Delaney, Arlene Mitchell (SS), Ellen Irr all of East Boston, Victoria Lyons, Jeannette Boss of Salem, Carol Fendone of Londonderry and Jackie Noble of Palm Beach Gardens, FL and her brothers-in-laws, Anthony Irr, Louis Fendone and Gale Noble; and sisters-in-law, Joan Delaney of Lynn, MA and Nora Delaney of Revere, MA.  She is pre-deceased by her brothers, Andrew, Robert, James, Donald and Andrew J. and her sister Claire Necco.

She is also survived by her “nearly-sister” Brenda Leary of Salem and East Boston, and life-long friend, Lois Solari of Dallas, TX.  Rosemarie had 31 nieces and nephews.  She was especially close to Beth Mitchell of East Boston and considered Sandie Hayes of Austin, TX, as her “daughter” and considered herself Kerry Pixos of Manchester, second mother.  Rosemarie had numerous great nieces and nephews, and many great-grandnieces and nephews.  She especially liked to introduce Ryan Shaw as her great, grandnephew. 

Rosemarie had numerous friends and wanted to especially thank Cheryl Bolouk, Barbara Foglia, Brenda Leary, Ross Moldoff, Judi Kean, Michael Smith, Eleanor Strang, the Selfridge Family and Jim Troisi among many others for their prayers and kindnesses to her during what she called “a difficult time.”

Rosemarie had a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother and said the rosary daily for those in need.  She loved her husband, her children, her grandchildren, sisters, relatives, friends, America, and her community.  She considered Main Street and Geremonty Drive her corner of the Town of Salem.  She enjoyed spending time with James and Ginny and the children and visiting with Lisa and Mark and the children in California or on their visits to New Hampshire.  Family was her greatest joy and pride.  Friends were her treasures.  Jimmy was “her darling” and faithful partner in life.  She lived to share life with others in the best possible way and had many friends because she was a friend to many.

She gives thanks to Dr. Frederick Morgan and Amy Potter of Dana Farber and Dr. Karen Marcus and Kathy Lew of Brigham and Womens Hospitals in Boston, MA.

Calling hours will be held Friday, December 26 from 4-7 p.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, December 27 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Salem.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.

Donations in her memory may be sent to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater of Salem in a care of Cheryl Bolouk, and to the Dana Farber Hospital, c/o Dr. Morgan, 7 Binney Street, Boston, MA.

To send a message of condolence to the family, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Suzanne (Nadeau) Hier

Suzanne (Nadeau) Hier, 57, of Hudson, died December 17, 2008, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

She was born March 13, 1951, in Nashua, daughter of Gerard and Marguerite (Desjardins) Nadeau of Hudson.

Suzanne was the wife of George Hier of Hudson with whom she shared 35 years of marriage. 

A son, Michael Hier, predeceased her in September of 1996.

Suzanne graduated with a degree in French from Rivier College in Nashua and was employed with Nashua Crop. for 22 years.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially shopping for antiques with her mother.

Besides her loving husband and parents, survivors include a son, Andrew Hier of Hudson; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Denis and Susan Nadeau, William and Christina Nadeau, all of Hudson, Mark and Katherine Nadeau of Bedford, and David and Susan Nadeau of Marco Island, FL; a sister and a brother-in-law, Patricia and Donald Huot of Kingston; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

All services were held on December 19 and 20.  To send an online message of condolence to the family visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Barbara O. (Babcock) Morgan

Barbara O. (Babcock) Morgan, 84, of Salem, died December 15, 2008 at her home.

Barbara was born in Newburyport, MA, and was raised and educated in Rowley and Ipswich, MA.  After high school she attended Salem Normal School where she received her business degree.  Barbara cared for her husband and raised her family at home for many years.  She most recently was employed at Raymond’s Turkey Farm in Methuen, MA, where she continued to work for over 35 years.  Barbara was an active member of The Rebecca’s in Rowley in her younger years.  She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, reading and she most enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially her many grandchildren.

Barbara is predeceased by her husband, Stanley R. Morgan, and a stepson, Stanley R. Morgan.  She leaves her three children, Mary Ann and her husband David Fraser of Derry, Harold and his wife Catherine Morgan of Hudson, and Richard and his wife Blanche Morgan of Hudson; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many dear friends. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home and Cremation Services.  Burial of ashes will take place at Main Street Cemetery, Rowley, MA at a later date.  Donations in Barbara’s name may be made to the Salvation Army, 132 Merrimack Street, Haverhill, MA 01830.  For directions or to make an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com. 

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Gerd (Mannsverk) Aeed

Gerd (Mannsverk) Aeed, 72, of Windham, died suddenly on December 4, 2008.

Gerd was born and raised in Norway.  She worked as a go-go dancer at the Peppermint Lounge in Miami prior to her marriage in 1963 to Albert J. Aeed, Sr.  After her marriage, Gerd spent many years raising and caring for her family in Windham.  She played a critical role in running the family business, the former Josef’s Jewelry in South Lawrence, MA, taking over the business after Albert’s death in 1999.  For many years, Gerd attended St. George’s Church in Lawrence, MA.  Gerd was a talented painter, leaving behind many lovely works in watercolor, oil on canvas and hand-painted furniture.  She also enjoyed gourmet cooking, reading and needlepoint.  Gerd was a vibrant and energetic soul.  She brought life and glamour to every occasion, and she will be dearly missed by all that knew her.  

Gerd leaves her two boys, Albert J. Aeed II and his wife Emily B. Walker of Montclair, NJ, and Eric A. Aeed of Windham.  She also leaves two sisters, Kicki Peleikis and Lise Mannsverk, as well as a grandson, Miles Howard Aeed, several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

A funeral service was held December 13 at the Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home in Salem.  Burial took place at United Lebanese Cemetery in Lawrence, MA.  Donations in Gerd’s name may be made to Saint Andre Home, 283 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005-3093.  To make an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.

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Marjorie E. Baney

Marjorie E. Baney, 81, died December 11, 2008, following a short illness surrounded by her family at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

She was born on October 24, 1927, in Nashua, a daughter of the late Hermon and Vera (McCann) Carter.

Marjorie was an avid reader.  She enjoyed sewing, painting, and hopping in the car to head off for day-trips wherever the road may take her.

She was predeceased by her husband, Melvin H. Baney.

She is survived by five children, Linda Baney of Michigan, James Baney of Northwood, Timothy Baney of Hudson, Michael Baney of Nashua, and Eugene Baney of Tilton; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four siblings, Shirley Huntsman and Hilda McClaire of Georgia, Richard Carter of Windham, Eugene Carter of Pelham; as well as many nieces and nephews.

There were no funeral services at Marjorie’s request.  Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or to the Kidney Foundation of MA, RI, NH and VT, 85 Astor Avenue, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062. The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua was in charge of arrangements.

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John A. Bundzinski

John A. Bundzinski, 51, of Salem, died December 8, 2008, at his home in Salem.

He was born in Salem and was a life-long resident and graduated from Salem High School.

John was a self-employed garbage man in Salem.  He had previously worked for the Post Office in Methuen, MA.  He was an excellent auto body man, and enjoyed going to the VFW Post in Salem. 

He was predeceased by his parents, Bruno and Laura Bundzinski.

He is survived by two daughters, Candace Laura Bundzinski of Lincoln, and Christine LaCroix of Fitchburg, MA; his friend, Lisa J. Morris of Salem; and several cousins, and many friends.

Services were private; after cremation burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of the arrangements.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Carol E. (Avedisian) Garabedian

Carol E. (Avedisian) Garabedian, 60, of Salem, died December 13, 2008, unexpectedly at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.

Carol grew up and was educated in Methuen, MA graduating from Tenney High School in 1967; she received her bachelors degree in education from Lowell State Teachers College.  She taught elementary school in Hampstead and Methuen prior to raising her family.

Carol was an active member of Ararat Armenian Congregational Church in Salem where she was a Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent and served as a Deaconate.  She enjoyed sewing and painting and was very creative.  Carol was an excellent cook who loved cooking for her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Garabedian, Jr., of Salem; sons, Paul Garabedian, III and Corey Garabedian of Salem; a daughter, Christine Garabedian of Salem; her mother, Rose Avedisian of Methuen; a sister, Cynthia and her husband Al Tetreau of Methuen; one nephew and one niece, Matthew and Melissa.

Funeral Services were held December 18 at Ararat Armenian Congregational Church.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Ararat Armenian Congregational Church, 2 Salem Street, Salem, NH.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Charles H. Hampoian

Charles H. Hampoian, 76, of Derry, formerly of Salem, died December 10, 2008, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.  He was the loving husband of Helen L. (Weinhold) Hampoian for 51 years.

Born in Lawrence, MA, on January 10, 1932, he was the son of the late Harry and Rose (Garabedian) Hampoian.  He was raised with his beloved brother, Harry, and attended school in Salem.  Charlie was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War.  He retired from the New England Telephone Company after 36 years.

Charlie loved his family.  He was, especially, proud of his two sons, Scott of North Reading, MA, and Glenn of Bedford.  He was also a wonderful grandfather to five grandchildren, Christopher, Sarah, Nicholas, Sophie, and Maxwell, to whom he was a hero for, among other things, growing the biggest pumpkin around.  He was known for his love of Armenian food (especially lamb on the stick), golf (with his buddies at Hoodkroft Country Club), fishing, hunting and gardening.  He won many golf tournaments and especially enjoyed playing golf with his son Scott in a father and son Fathers Day tournament.

A memorial service was held at Ararat Armenian Congregational Church in Salem on December 16.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-9376.  Arrangements were by the Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Salem.  To send an online condolence, please visit, www.dewhirstfuneral.com.

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Bert W. Munro

Bert W. Munro, 72, of Salem, was died suddenly December 15, 2008, while working in his yard.  He lived in Salem for 36 years and was formerly of Portsmouth. 

Bert was born and educated in New Castle.  He graduated from East Coast Aero Tech in Lexington, MA.  Bert was a Navy veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict.  Bert retired from U.S. Airways in Boston, MA where he worked as an airline mechanic.  He previously worked for Capital Airlines and United Airlines.  He loved golf and spending time with his family.  Bert enjoyed woodworking.  He will be forever missed by his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, Claire (McCarthy) Munro.

He is survived by a son, Brian Munro and his wife Jennifer of Hampstead; a daughter, Pamela Munro and Howard Au of Seattle, WA; a brother, George Munro of New Castle; a sister, Kay Dennis of Sanford, NC; and many nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Service was held December 18 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101, or to the American Lung Association, 9 Cedarwood Drive, Unit 12, Bedford, NH 03110.  For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Philip J. ‘O.G.’ Buckley, Sr.

Philip J. “O.G.” Buckley, Sr., 65, of Atkinson, died December 6, 2008, at the Merrimack Valley Hospital, Haverhill, MA

He was born in Beverly, MA, where he grew up and attended schools.  He was a resident of Atkinson for the past three years, and was formerly of Salem, and Methuen, MA.

Mr. Buckley was a bagger for Delaware Valley in Tewksbury, MA.  He was a member of the American Legion in Methuen, and was an Army veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy (Morse) Buckley of Atkinson; two sons, Philip J., Jr., and his wife Lynn Buckley of Salem, and Gerald Morse of Haverhill; two daughters, Ruthie and her husband Ed Moreau of Atkinson, and Frances and her husband Rafael Kulian of Lowell, MA; two brothers, Michael Buckley and William Buckley, both of Salem, MA; one sister, Marilyn Abbott of Salem, MA; six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kegan, Gabrielle, Kelsey, Jacqueline, and Nicholas; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Friday, December 12 from 10-11:30 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.  Burial will follow in Atkinson Cemetery, Atkinson.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Roy L. Carlson

Roy L. Carlson, 90, of Salem, died December 1, 2008, at Salemhaven Nursing Home in Salem.

He was born in Everett, MA.  He was a resident of Salem for the past 44 years and was formerly of Reading, MA.

Mr. Carlson was a retired Design Engineer for Andover Heating and Plumbing in Andover, MA. He was a member of the Hannah Tenney United Methodist Church in Salem.

He was predeceased by his wife, Doris Madeline (Hibbard) Carlson.

He is survived by two sons, Roy L., Jr., and his wife Jennie Carlson of Cape Cod, MA, and Roland Carlson of Cocoa, FL; three daughters, Sandra L. Carlson of Salem, Judith and her husband Sal Torres and Barbara and her husband John Manguso, all of San Antonio, TX; stepchildren, Paul Slaughter of Nevada, Gloria Jordan of Salem, and Joan Nowe of Epping; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Friday, December 5 at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  Arrangements are by the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Ruth Virginia Cassalia

Ruth Virginia Cassalia, 87, of North East, MD, formerly of Hudson, died Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at home.

Born in Burkburnett, TX, on December 9, 1921, she was the daughter of the late Charlie and the late Velda Valley (Johnson) Andrews.  She was the wife of the late David J. Cassalia who died on June 28, 1990.

Mrs. Cassalia was a member of St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, North East, MD; Principio Homemakers and North East Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her children, David L. Cassalia of Monroe, CT, Daniel W. Cassalia of Pompano Beach, FL, Dennis J. Cassalia of Castro Valley, CA, Donald F. Cassalia of Elkton, MD and Mary L. Gillis of North East, MD; two brothers, Harold L. Johnson of Houston, TX and Larry W. Johnson of Manchester; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, December 12, at St. Jude's Roman Catholic Church, North East, MD.  Interment will be Wednesday, January 7, 2009 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

For condolences, visit www.crouchfuneralhome.com.

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Steven Decker

Steven Decker, 46, of Salem, died November 28, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Berlin, grew up and was educated in Salem where he graduated from Salem High in 1980.  He was a resident of Salem for the past 42 years.

Steven was an electrician for Maverick Electric in Hampstead. 

He enjoyed bowling, fishing, mountain climbing, and the outdoors.  He was an avid NASCAR fan, especially Dale Earnhart, Jr., and Dale Earnhart, Sr.

He was predeceased by his mother, Diane M. (Doucette) Gingues.

He is survived by his brother, Scott and his wife Tracey Decker of Salem; sisters, Cindy Decker of Salem, Kim and her husband Paul Thibault of Danville, and Michelle Allore of Fremont; his father, Stephan Decker of Danville; and nine nieces and nephews, Tiffany, Blake, Corbin, Jared, Morgan, Bobby, Ryan, Cameron, and Taylor.

A funeral service was held December 3 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Cremation followed; internment took place in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem, 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm Street, Suite 300, Manchester, NH 03101.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Peter B. Dillaway

Peter B. Dillaway, 62, of Salem, died November 30, 2008, at his home.

He was born in Lynn, MA, grew up and was educated in Peabody, MA.  He later received his Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching certificate from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

He was a resident of Salem for the past seven years and was formerly of Topsfield, MA.

Peter was a bookkeeper for Lowe’s in Hooksett.  Prior to Lowe’s he was in banking and worked for Eastern Savings Bank in Peabody, Lynn, and Salem, MA.  He was a past Worshipful Master of the Mount Carmel Masonic Lodge A.F and A.M in Lynn.  He was a member of Rockingham Christian Church in Salem.  He was an assistant Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 81 in Topsfield.  Peter enjoyed hiking, camping, stamp collecting and coin collecting, and most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his son, Kevin and his wife Kimberly Dillaway of Salem; a daughter, Christine and her husband John Stein of Hillsdale, NJ; two brothers, David Dillaway of North Reading, MA, and Mark Dillaway of Allentown, PA; one sister, Marcia Swift of Middleton, MA; four grandchildren, John, Jr., Stephanie, Johannah, and Elijah; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial gathering took place December 4 followed by a Masonic and Memorial Service at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.

Memorial contributions may be made to Troop 81 Summer Camp Scholarship Fund, 27 Colrain Road, Topsfield, MA, or to Rockingham Christian Church Imagine Fund Campaign, 5 Industrial Way, Unit 2, Salem, NH 03079.

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Robert J. ‘Bobby’ Hedrick

Robert J. Bobby Hedrick, 52, of Hudson, died unexpectedly November 29, 2008, at his home.  He was the beloved husband for 26 years of Linda M. (Fitzgerald) Hedrick of Hudson. 

Born in Lowell, MA, on November 24, 1956, he was the son of Wanda (Dziura) Hedrick of Dracut, MA, and the late Robert E. Hedrick.  He received his education in the Dracut school system and was a graduate of Dracut High School, class of 1974.

Mr. Hedrick had been employed as a material handler by the Raytheon Corporation for the past 31 years.

Known for his talent playing the trumpet throughout Southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley he was a former member of the Polish American Concert Band in Lowell, a former member of the Swinging Brass Band, a former member of the Eastern Sound Band, a former member of the Sounds Abouts Band as well as having his own band, The Chicago Connection.  He also devoted his time as the Sound Man for Rosita Lee Dance and Music Studio in Hudson, as well as for playing Taps at military funerals.

He was an active communicant of St. Casimirs Church in Lowell where he served as co-chairman for the church.

Additionally, he was a member of the Hudson Lions Club, a member of the Dom Polski Club in Lowell and a past president of the Friends of Music at Alvirne High School in Hudson. 

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Lindsey E. and Caitlin M. Hedrick, both of Hudson; his sister, Shirley Garvey of Dracut; and many nieces and nephews.  He also devoted himself as a foster parent through the Lowell Department of Youth Services.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated December 3 in St. Casimirs Church, Lowell.  Interment was in St. Casimirs Cemetery, Pelham.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions in his name to either the Alvirne High School Music Department, 200 Derry Road, Hudson, NH 03051, or to St. Casimirs Sunday School, 268 Lakeview Avenue, Lowell, MA 01850.  Arrangements were under the care of the Dracut Funeral Home, Dracut, MA. 

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Dominick ‘Steve’ Isola

Dominick “Steve” Isola, 91, of Salem, died December 3, 2008, at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, MA.

He was born in Mount Vernon, NY, where he grew up and attended schools and graduated from Mount Vernon High School.  He was a resident of Salem for the past 41 years.

Mr. Isola was a retired Deli Manager for Demoulas Super Market in Salem.  He had previously worked for Philips Plumbing and Heating in Bronxville, NY.  He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem and was an Army veteran, serving during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Marie E. (Reehl) Isola of Salem; two sons, Stephen and his wife Deidre Isola of Nashua, and Edward and his wife Lisa Isola of Salem; one brother, Arthur Isola of White Plains, NY; one sister, Gloria and her husband Tony DeAngelis of Nanuet, NY; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was celebrated December 8 at St. Joseph Church, Salem; burial followed in the State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.  Arrangements were under the care of the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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William A. Mills

William A. Mills, 78, of Salem, died December 8, 2008, at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, MA.

Bill was educated in Maine and in Weymouth, MA, graduating from Weymouth High School, then from Lowell State Teachers College.  He formerly lived in Seabrook, and Tewksbury and Gloucester, MA.  He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Bill retired from Century Bank in Medford, MA, previously working for Cressey-Dockham of Andover, MA.  He was a member of the Fellowship Bible Church in Methuen.  Bill loved music and played and repaired many instruments and he enjoyed singing.

He was predeceased by his brother James Mills.

He is survived by his wife, V. Geraldine (Nettles) Mills of Salem; sons, David and his wife Suzanne Mills of Melrose, MA, and Daniel and his wife Lidia Mills of Windham; daughters, Laura  and her husband James T. Brown of Gloucester, Cheryl and her husband David R. Schleh, Jr., of Methuen, and Susan and her husband Leonard Gilardi of Gloucester; 10 grandchildren, Amanda, Dawn Marie, James, Meredith, Madison, Jennifer, Max, Rebecca, Daniel, and Ester; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 12, at 9:30 a.m. at Fellowship Bible Church, Methuen, MA.  Burial will be in the State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Fellowship Bible Church, One Fellowship Way, Methuen, MA 01844, or to Cape Ann Bible Church, 8 Thompson Street, West Gloucester, MA 01930.  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 arrangement. 

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Larry Donald Sowden

Larry D. Sowden, 61, of Hudson, died December 6, 2008, in Hudson.  He was born February 4, 1947 in Kasson, MN, son of Dolores (Boik) Sowden of Owatonna, MN and the late Leonard Sowden.

He was the husband of Candida (Macy) Sowden of Hudson with whom he would have shared 23 years of marriage this coming April.

Larry was a software engineer with General Dynamics for over 20 years.  He was a life long member of the NRA, a member of the Pelham Fish and Game, and a member of Ducks Unlimited.  He was also one of the originators of the Owatonna Gun Club.

Besides his loving wife and mother survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sharon and John Polifka of Hawarden, IA, and Mary Glende of Murfreesboro, TN; a niece, Elisa Glende of Murfreesboro; a nephew; First Lieutenant Chad Glende, USAF, of Great Falls, MT; and a dear cousin, Bob Snaza of Dodge Center, MN.

All services were private.  Donations in Larry’s loving memory may be sent to Steele County Historical Society, 1448 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN 55060.  To send an online message of condolence please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Bruce R. Spinney

Bruce R. Spinney, 70, of Salem, died December 3, 2008, at Beth Israel hospital, Boston, MA, surrounded by family and friends.

Bruce was born in Haverhill, MA, the son of Marion (McPherson) and Bernard Spinney.  He was a resident of Salem for the past 26 years and lived in the group home for Crotched Mountain.  He was formerly of Laconia.

Bruce was an assistant at the MSPCA in Methuen, MA.  Bruce had a wonderful sense of humor.  He was loved and will be missed by everyone who knew him.

He is survived by his brothers, Clarence Spinney and Bernard Spinney, both of Salem; a sister, Pat and her husband Anthony Longo of Salem; two nephews, Mark and James Longo; and many friends and caregivers at Region 10 and Crotched Mountain.

A funeral service was held December 8 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  Donations may be made to Region 10, 8 Commerce Way, Atkinson, NH 03811.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Walter T. Colbert

Walter T. Colbert, 49, of Windham, died at home November 18, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Walter was born in Poland; he grew up and was educated in Connecticut, graduating from Morgan High School in Clinton in 1978.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Bentley College in Massachusetts in 1982.

Walter was a Software Support Specialist employed at IRI in Waltham, MA.  He was also a realtor with Pater Real Estate Management Co. in Derry.

Walter collected coins and stamps and loved working in his yard and had a talent for carpentry and masonry projects.  He especially loved spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his father, John C. Colbert.

He is survived by his wife, Heather (Brown) Colbert of Windham; two daughters, Stephanie and Carolyn Colbert of Windham; his mother and stepfather, Shirley (Rutty) and Bernard Bowie of Hampstead; brothers-in-law, Tommy and his wife Lonnette Brown of MN, Jimmy and his wife Jo-Ann Brown of ID; sisters-in-law, Laurie and her husband John Aboltin of MA, Holly-Beth and her husband Bill Ruggerio of MA; 13 nieces and nephews, and one great niece.

A Funeral Mass was held November 24 at St. Matthew Church in Windham.  Burial was private.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.  For online condolences, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements. 

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Diane E. (Whyte) Mahoney

Diane E. (Whyte) Mahoney, 69, of Windham, died November 22, 2008, at her home.

She was born in Malden, MA, where she grew up and attended schools and later graduated from Malden Hospital School of Nursing.  She was a resident of Windham for the past three years and formerly of North Falmouth, MA.

Diane loved bike rides and long walks with her husband, and spending time at the beach with her children and grandchildren.  She enjoyed knitting, reading, and cooking for family and friends.  She was a devoted and caring nurse, working at the intensive care unit of Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, MA for many years, and later at JML Rehabilitation Hospital in Falmouth.

She was the daughter of the late John and Doris Whyte, and was predeceased by a son, Stephen Mahoney.

She is survived by her husband, Jack Mahoney of Windham; two daughters, Susan and her husband Scott Bucciero, and Patricia and her husband Michael Bucciero, all of Salem; a brother, John Whyte of Goose Creek, SC; two sisters, Wendy Dugas of Alton, and Roberta Purdue of Windham; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated November 26 at St. Joseph Church, Salem.  Burial followed in Cemetery on the Plain, Windham. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock – Manchester, 87 MacGregor Street, Manchester, NH 03102.  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 was in charge of arrangements. 

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Anka (Tribull) Nardi Pomeroy

Anka (Tribull) Nardi Pomeroy, 57, of Hudson, died November 21, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua following a brief illness.

She was born December 12, 1950 in Schwerin, Germany, daughter of the late Gerhard and Ingeborg (Henning) Tribull.

Anka was the wife of Paul Pomeroy of Hudson.

For 12 years Anka was employed by the City of Concord in the Prosecutors Department.  She also worked for several law firms in the Nashua area and most recently worked for Greenbriar Terrace Health Care as a receptionist.

She enjoyed collecting wine labels and gardening.

Besides her loving husband Paul, survivors include a daughter and a son-in-law, Sherrie and Donald Demmins of Thomaston, ME; and three grandchildren, Jaycob, Christopher, and Nicole.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on November 26 in Blessed John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  Burial was private.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Greater Nashua Humane Society, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03060.  To send an online message of condolence please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Gertrude (Martin) Dobeck

Gertrude (Martin) Dobeck died on November 3, 2008 in San Diego, CA.  Gertrude “Grammie” Dobeck went home to be with her Lord and Savior, after a short battle with cancer.

She was born on July 19, 1919 in Lawrence, MA.  She lived most of her life in New England until moving to San Diego in 1998.

She was a cook, then a nurse’s aide, at Nevins Nursing home until her retirement in the early 1980s.  She was an avid swimmer and taught all her grandchildren and neighborhood kids to swim.  Her favorite spots to visit were the mountains and beaches.

She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Dobeck; a son, Henry Martin Dobeck; and beloved daughter, Colleen Ann Doucette.

She is survived by her son, Michael and his wife Donna Dobeck of Salem; five grandchildren, Darin Doucette of Rochester, NY, Leanne Doucette of San Diego, Heather and her husband Sergeant Erik Figueroa of San Diego, Randi and her husband Drill Sergeant Michael Chounard of South Carolina, and Joshua Dobeck of Salem; two great-grandchildren, Colleen and Anna Doucette; her best friend and sister-in-law, Helen Cronin; her Godchild, Joyce and her husband Ed St. Argue; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family were invited to celebrate the life of Gertrude “Grammie” Dobeck on November 16 at the First Baptist Church in Salem.  Burial will be private for the family at a later date.  Local arrangements were by the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, Salem. 

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Bruce R. Frederick

Bruce R. Frederick, 67, of Hudson, died November 15, 2008, surrounded by his family at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Bruce was born in Waterville, ME on February 2, 1941, son of the late Albert T. and Edith R. (Welch) Frederick and was the loving husband of Carmen J. (Roy) Frederick, of Hudson with whom he shared 43 years of marriage.

Bruce grew up in Hollis and was a long-time resident of Hudson.  He was an Army veteran and enjoyed collecting World War II memorabilia.  He enjoyed antiquing and traveling with his family.  In the past he played an active role in the Greater Lowell (MA) Indian Cultural Association (GLICA) and served as a Boy Scout troop master of Hudson Troop 20.  He also enjoyed participating in the New Hampshire Revolutionary War reenactments.  He loved his family dearly and he will be missed.

Besides his loving wife, Bruce is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Andrea F. and Adam R. Mermer of Nashua; a son, Aaron B. Frederick of Hudson; two brothers, Barry Frederick of Dallas, TX and Kirk Demers of Los Angeles, CA; three sisters, Deborah Frederick of Gainesville, FL, Susan Tannheimer of Lowell, MA and Cameron Cassidy of Nashua; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

The family requests donations be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.  To send an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements. 

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George F. Hogan, Sr.

George F. Hogan, Sr., 86, of Hudson, died November 12, 2008 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.

Born in Nashua on June 24, 1922, he was a son of the late Joseph and Esther (Christie) Hogan. 

George was a lifelong resident of Nashua and Hudson and had been employed by Ingersol-Rand for many years.  George was a World War II Merchant Marine veteran. 

He is survived by two sons, George F. Hogan, Jr., of Woodstock, and James Hogan and his wife Charlotte of Chester; four grandchildren, Tammi, Cindy, Jesse and Ken; two great-grandchildren, Courtney and Ryan; two nephews, Steve Hogan and Brian Hogan; two nieces, Karen Hogan and Sandy Roy; and several cousins.

Funeral services were held on November 14 in the Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home in Nashua.  Burial followed in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.  To view an on-line memorial, send a condolence or for more information go to www.anctil-rochette.com. 

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Clair J. (Driscoll) Flanders

Clair J. (Driscoll) Flanders, 76, of Hudson, died November 10, 2008, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, surrounded by her loving family.

Clair was born in Brighton, Massachusetts, on May 10, 1932, daughter of the late William G. and Mary Frances (McDonald) Driscoll and was the wife of Edward D. Flanders of Hudson, with whom she shared 52 years of marriage.

Clair and Edward were married in June of 1956 while stationed at Hahn Air base in Germany and so began her 20 year career as a military wife, mother of four and devoted homemaker.  Throughout the years the family was assigned to air bases in Germany, France, New York, Alaska, Delaware, New Jersey and Massachusetts.  She had grace, dignity and was a lady on all occasions.  She emphasized family and values when raising her children.  Later in life she took up golfing and became a member of the Nashua Country Club where she enjoyed many friendships and wonderful times.  She will be missed by all.

Besides her loving husband, Clair is survived by four daughters and a son-in-law, Clair J. Flanders of South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, Laura Dube and her husband Brian of Londonderry, Paige Flanders of Sarasota, Florida, and Kelly Tebbetts of Londonderry; one brother, Robert Driscoll of Massachusetts; two sisters, Joan Martin of California, and Helen Green of Massachusetts; one grandson, Nathan Ravenelle of Hooksett; two granddaughters, Nicole Ward of Derry, and Samantha Tebbetts of Londonderry and many nieces, nephews and friends.

A private funeral service was held November 13 at in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson.  Donations may be made in Clair’s loving memory to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.  To send an online message of condolence please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. 

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Lucille R. (Chamberlain) Gile

Lucille R. (Chamberlain) Gile, 79, of Windham, died October 29, 2008, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Derry.

Lucille was born and educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts, graduating from Lawrence High School.  She was a resident of Windham for the past 32 years.

Lucille was a retired seamstress and worked for MA-RV Sportswear in Lawrence.  She loved shopping, was an avid Red Sox fan, and loved spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Frank W. Gile.

She is survived by three sons, Joseph and his wife Kathy Gile of Cary, North Carolina, John and his wife Val Gile of Carver, Massachusetts, and Philip and his wife Kim Gile of Derry; three daughters, Donna Perreault of Windham, Carol and her husband Greg Ouellette of Londonderry, and Linda and her husband Ronney Waites of Derry; a brother, Maurice and his wife Barbara Chamberlain of Methuen, Massachusetts; a sister, Theresa and her husband Lloyd Kolias of Palm Bay, Florida; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated November 1 at St. Matthew’s Church, Windham.  Burial followed in Cemetery on the Plain, Windham.  Memorial contributions may be made to Make A Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm Street, Suite 300, Manchester, NH 0310.  Arrangements were under the care of the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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George T. Harris

George Torbet Harris, 65, of Hudson, died October 30, 2008, in Nashua.

George was born in Broughty Ferry, Scotland, on March 2, 1943, son of the late Amos and Mary (Torbet) Harris and was the loving husband of Barbara (Saul) Harris of Hudson with whom he shared 41 years of marriage.

Besides his loving wife, George is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Jennifer Harris of San Jose, California; and two cousins and their wives, Alan and Moira Vaughan and Brian and Gina Vaughan, all of Scotland.

All services are to be private.  To send online messages of condolence please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Eugene Hersey

Eugene Hersey, 77, of Salem, died Wednesday at the Hannah Dustin Nursing Home in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

He was born in Woodbridge, New Jersey, grew up and attended schools in Salem where he graduated from Woodbury High School in 1949.  He was a life-long resident of Salem.

Mr. Hersey was a retired sales manager for Styltek in Lowell, Massachusetts.  He was a Mason and a member of the Spicket Lodge in Salem, and was a past president of the New England Shoe Foreman’s Association and enjoyed gardening and traveling.

He was predeceased by his wife, Maureen G. (Haigh) Hersey, and a sister, Harriet Hersey.

He is survived by two sons, Eric and his wife Lesley Hersey of Hampton, and Todd and his wife Terri Hersey of Exeter; a daughter, Allison and her husband Robert Carucci of Danvers, Massachusetts; a brother, Frank Hersey of Salem; a sister, Margaret Dumblauskas of Salem; seven grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held November 1 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305. 

To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Roger K. Kinhart

Roger K. Kinhart, 73, of Windham, died on October 31, 2008, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack. 

Roger was born in Virginia and raised in Maryland.  He has lived in Windham for the past 32 years.  Before retirement he worked as a computer information systems professional for Honeywell Corporation for 31 years and more recently, for Malden Mills.  Mr. Kinhart graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, and he did much volunteer work at the Searles Castle with the Sisters of Mercy in Windham.  He loved woodworking and gardening.

The widower of Beverly R. (Gerlach) Kinhart, his family members include his son, R. Glenn and his wife Annmarie (Cacciola) Kinhart of Milford, Massachusetts, and his daughter, Sharon L. Legendre of Windham.  He leaves his grandchildren, Joshua, Brittany, Jonathan, Bryan, Jr., Patricia and Noah and his daughter-in-law, Maxine (Mort) Kinhart of Franklin, Massachusetts.  Roger was pre-deceased by his son, Bryan K. Kinhart.

Funeral services were on November 5 at the Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home in Salem.  Burial was in Cemetery on The Plain, Windham.  To send an online condolence, please visit, www.dewhirstfuneral.com.

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Norman J. Marshall

Norman J. Marshall , 96, of Salem, died November 5, 2008, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts.

He was born and educated in Medford and Waltham, Massachusetts, schools.  He was a resident of Salem for over 40 years.

Norman was a retired Security Guard for Raytheon Corp. in Andover, Massachusetts, previously working for Waltham Watch Co. in Waltham. 

Norman was a gifted musician who played the piano, drums, and saxophone.  He met his wife while performing with his brothers at the Embassy Theater in Waltham.  Norman directed and performed many variety shows for children.  He was a member of the Waltham American Legion Band, which traveled worldwide.

Norman was an active member of First Congregational Church in Salem for over 35 years and directed the children’s choir and sung in the adult choir.  He was very involved with the Salem Senior Center and founded the Salem Senior Singers and directed them for many years.  Norman was a member of the Spicket Lodge #85 F and AM in Salem and the Bektash Shriners in Concord.  He volunteered for the Special Olympics and was a volunteer driver for the Salem Caregivers.  Norman was a recipient of the John P. Ganley Award.  In his later years, Norman developed a passion for bowling. 

His brothers Sidney and Edward predeceased him.

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Irene (McCauley) Marshall of Salem; a son, Norman E. Marshall and his wife Ann of Hudson, Massachusetts; two daughters, Joyce and her husband Kenneth Folsom of Salem, Nancy and her husband Russell Girard of Hampstead; a brother, Frederick Marshall of Florida; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson, several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held November 11 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jimmy Fund, c/o Dana Farber, 10 Brookline Place, West 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445, Attn:  Contrib. Serv., or to the First Congregational Church Handicapped Lift Fund, 15 Lawrence Road, Salem, NH 03079.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please visit his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Daniel J. O’Connor

Daniel J. O’Connor, 86, of Salem, died November 5, 2008, at Mount Carmel in Manchester.

Daniel was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts, grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he attended Cambridge Ridge and Latin School, and was a resident of Salem for over 50 years.

Daniel was a retired driver for the Boston Herald newspaper.  He was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem, and was an Army veteran, serving during World War II.  He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and coin collecting.  Daniel was an avid sports enthusiast and coached Little League in his early years in Salem.  He will be remembered as a most devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary B. (Carnes) O’Connor.

He is survived by a son, Daniel P. and his wife Joanne O’Connor of Windham; three daughters, Kathleen and her husband Joseph Swolensky of Pennsylvania, Mary Ann and her husband Michael Wenig of North Carolina, and Susan and her husband Mark Spires of Manchester; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated November 10 at St. Joseph Church, Salem.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Fire Fighters Relief Association (SSFRA), c/o Salem Fire Department, 152 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079.  Arrangements were under the care of the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  For online condolences, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Richard D. Pauck

Richard D. Pauck, 70, of Salem, died November 2, 2008, at the Fairhaven Health Care Center in Lowell, Massachusetts.

He was born and educated in Chicago, Illinois.  He was a resident of Salem, and Inverness, Florida, for the past 47 years.

Dick was a retired Lieutenant for the Salem Fire Department.  He was a Navy veteran.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy A. (McCarthy) Pauck.

He is survived by two daughters, Debra A. and her husband Richard Samataro of Salem, and Denise A. Davis of Lawrence, Massachusetts; a son, Richard D. Pauck, Jr., of Florida; two sisters-in-law, Barbara McCarthy of Randolph, Massachusetts, and Joan Isleb of Middleboro, Massachusetts; and four grandchildren, Joshua Samataro, Joel Samataro, Patrick Davis, and Ricky Pauck.

Funeral services were held November 5 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, One Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH 03110.  To send a message of condolence to the family, view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Augustine ‘Gus’ C. Pauk

Augustine “Gus” C. Pauk, 80, of Salem, died October 29, 2008, at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont. 

Gus was born and educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts, graduating from Lawrence High School.  He served his country in the Army during the Korean War.  Gus retired from the Eagle Tribune where he worked in advertising.  He previously worked at Sutherlands in Lawrence. 

Gus was a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club and hiked for many years.  He loved photography and traveling and was an avid Patriots fan.  Gus had a great sense of humor.

He is survived by a son, Augustine “Gus” Pauk, Jr., and his wife Karen of Illinois; two daughters, Donna and her husband Tim Mason, and Debbie Ganley, all of Salem; grandchildren, Andrea Dannewitz, Steven Ganley, Ashley Mason, Kevin Mason and Lindsey Mason; and great-grandchildren, Savannah Dannewitz, Christopher Ganley, Preston MacLean

A Celebration of Life was held on November 2 at the Derry - Salem Elks in Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson Research, Attn:  Tribute Gifts, PO Box 870, New York, NY 1008-0780.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem handled the arrangements.  For online condolences, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Kevin J. Santagati

Kevin J. Santagati, 51, of Salem, died November 9, 2008, at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, after a long illness.

He was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma; he grew up and was a long-time resident of Salem.  He graduated from Salem High School in 1975, where he was a great athlete.

Kevin was a loving father and great dad.  He enjoyed going to the Salem Athletic Club, and spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Krystal Santagati.

He is survived by his wife Lori (Richardson) Santagati of Derry; two sons, Justin of Manchester, and Anthony of Derry; three daughters, Alicia of Derry, and twins Mia and Lily of Derry; his parents, Ronald and Joan (Palmer) Santagati of Salem; one sister, Kimberly J. Santagati and her husband John Laurenza of Derry, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral services were held November 12 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Cremation followed.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Sister M. Paul Storin

Sister M. Paul (Bertha) Storin, 98, a Sister of Mercy for 53 years, died November 8, 2008, at the Warde Health Center in Windham.

A native of East Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of George and Ellen (Touhy) Storin.

Sister Paul received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Mount Saint Mary College in Hooksett.  She also held a diploma in medical records administration from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Sister Paul served in the business office at Sacred Heart Hospital in Manchester.  After receiving her diploma in medical records administration, she returned to Sacred Heart Hospital and later Catholic Medical Center (CMC) in Manchester, where she worked in the medical records department from 1963 to 1985.  She continued to serve on a part-time basis and as a consultant in the CMC medical records department until 1996.  From 1996 to 1998 she was a volunteer at the Warde Health Center in Windham.

Sister Paul is survived by her sister-in-law, Ann Storin of Canton, Ohio.  She was pre-deceased by her brother, George Storin.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel on November 13.  Burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bedford.  Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Mercy, 21 Searles Road, PO Box 420, Windham, NH 03087-0420.

The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St, Salem, NH was in charge of the arrangements.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view here obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Norman G. ‘Cowboy’ Warren

Norman G. “Cowboy” Warren, 62 of Salem, died October 30, 2008, at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts.

He was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, where he grew up and attended schools.  He was a resident of Salem for many years.

Cowboy was a retired security guard for Bradford Junior College and Hale Hospital.  He also worked as a charter, transit, and school bus driver, and truck driver.

He enjoyed and sang country music.  He loved animals and collecting country music and die-cast cars.

He was the son of the late Edward R. and Arlene (King) Warren.  He was also predeceased by a sister, Dianne Fauth.

He is survived by his companion, Jeannine Arvanitis of Methuen; four brothers, Edward R. and his wife Dottie Warren of Dummer, David S. and his wife Laura Warren of Salem, Thomas Warren of Haverhill, and Michael S. and his wife Christine Warren of Danvers, Massachusetts; two sisters, Carole C. DeBlois of Haverhill, and Michelle D. and her husband Gerald Davis of New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews.

Burial was private for the family on November 3 at Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem handled arrangements.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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