Kathleen (O’Kane) Browning, 85, of Hudson, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
She was born June 10, 1923, in Norwood, Massachusetts, daughter of the late James and Ellen (Murphy) O’Kane. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert A. Browning, in October of 1996. She was also predeceased by several brothers and sisters.
Kathleen volunteered for many years at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua and was an avid football and baseball fan. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she was so very proud of them.
Survivors include three daughters and three sons-in-law, Susan and Richard Carberry of Franklin, Massachusetts, Marie and James LaPlant of Springfield, Illinois, and Ann and Albert Antosca of Hudson; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 31, at 10 a.m. in Blessed John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library Street, in Hudson. All may meet at the church. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Kathleen’s loving memory to the American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal Street, Manchester, NH 03101 or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 27 Harvey Road, Bedford, NH 03110. To send an online message of condolence please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont - Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.
Jonathan M. Dailey, 33, of Nashua, died Saturday, October 25, 2008, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.
Jonathan was born in Nashua on April 6, 1975, a son of Albert H. and Louise (Chasse) Dailey of Hudson. He was the husband of Melissa (Amick) Dailey of Nashua.
Jonathan was a 1993 graduate of Alvirne High School. He had attended Chester College of New England. Jonathan was a self-employed artist. He was an active member of the Nashua Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Jonathan was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, George H. Dailey, and his maternal grandparents, Paul and Theresa (Nadeau) Chasse, Sr.
Besides his parents and his wife, Jonathan is survived by a daughter, Savannah Owens-Dailey of Nashua; a sister, Erin Dailey of Hudson; his paternal grandmother, Virginia (Giles) Dailey of Nashua; and a great-uncle, Alan S. Giles of New York City, New York.
Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 31, from 4 to 8 p.m., in the Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. Services will be held on Saturday November 1, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 282 Broad Street, Hollis, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to assist with Jonathan’s medical expenses made payable to Melissa Dailey, c/o Mike Guilbeault, 413 Main Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062. To view an on-line memorial, send a condolence or for more information go to www.anctil-rochette.com. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home.
James P. Schofield, 51, of Folsom, California, formerly of Hudson, died September 29, 2008, after a period of declining health.
Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on March 11, 1957, he was a son of the late Herbert A. and Ann M. Schofield. He graduated from Alvirne High School in 1975.
Jim was a self-employed contractor. He was a very talented craftsman and took pride in the work that he did. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his long-time companion Jeanne Lacey as well as his dog, Mia.
Members of his family include two sisters, Eileen Morse and her husband David of Methuen, Massachusetts, and Patricia Lacourse and her husband Michael of Manchester; five brothers, Michael Schofield of Boston, Massachusetts, Dennis Schofield and his wife Jackie of Ohio, Tom Schofield and his wife Jeanne of Litchfield, Dan Schofield of Weare, and Time Schofield of Boston; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service was held October 25 at the Morse Residence in Methuen. Donations may be made in his memory to BestFriends.org.
Donald W. White, 84, of Salem, died October 26, 2008, at the Academy Manor Nursing Home in Andover, Massachusetts.
Mr. White was born in Malden, Massachusetts, and grew up and was educated in Everett, Massachusetts, where he graduated from Everett High School in 1942. He was a resident of Salem for the past 44 years, also wintering in Clearwater, Florida.
He was a retired manager for New England Telephone in Chelsea, Massachusetts. He was an Army veteran, serving during World War II. He was a member of the Derry Salem Elks Lodge. He was a Mason and an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan. He enjoyed reading and spending time with his family and friends.
He is predeceased by his wife, Christine A. (Critch) White.
He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Lee of Florida, and Patricia and her husband Donald Jellison, all of Florida; a son, James and his wife Bernadette Babine of Florida; a brother, Spencer and his wife Merle White of Wells, Maine; a sister, Doris “Deb” Hagman of Reading, Massachusetts; two grandsons, James Babine and Michael Nazzaro; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was held October 28 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. Burial followed in Puritan Lawn Cemetery in Peabody, Massachusetts. 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.
Adelaide (Harris) Bannon, 87, of Charlotte, North Carolina, died October 19, 2008, at Sunrise Assisted Living in Charlotte.
Adelaide grew up and was educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She previously lived in Salem and Hudson.
Adelaide enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence E. Bannon.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Tabler of Charlotte, North Carolina; a son, Lawrence David Bannon of Manchester; a brother, Gilbert Costa of Epping; grandchildren, Christopher Johnson, Brittany and Devon Bannon; a great-granddaughter, Julia Emma Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service was held October 23 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH 03110. For online condolences, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Roland Bergeron died Friday, October 10, 2008, at his home in Litchfield.
Mr. Bergeron was born on March 23, 1920, in Lowell, Massachusetts, son of the late Emile and Blanche Bergeron.
In 1942, at the age of 19, he was drafted into the Army and became a member of B Company of the 735th engineer battalion. He trained in England, landed in Normandy, and fought in France, Belgium and into Germany and the Philippines.
After World War II, Roland went to night school and Lowell Technological Institute and became a resident engineer for the Veterans Administration in the late 1940s.
He married Louise Bergeron of Haverhill, Massachusetts, in 1950 and they moved to Litchfield in 1954 where they have lived ever since.
Roland started volunteering in Litchfield in the late 1950s by first becoming a member of the Zoning Board of Adjustment and then was appointed civil defense director for the town.
In 1960, he was appointed building inspector in Litchfield, a job he held until he retired on February 24, 2008. He worked for the Veterans Administration in Bedford, Massachusetts, until he retired in 1980 and in 1982 was elected as the town’s road agent, a position he kept until 2002. He purchased the town’s first dump truck and plow, and managed the construction of Litchfield’s new roads, sidewalks, Town Hall, middle and high schools and public works department buildings.
His passion was taking care of his family and serving the people of Litchfield for 52 years.
Roland is survived by his wife, Louise; children, Michael Bergeron and his wife Jessica of Litchfield, Jane Bergeron-Beaulieu and her husband John of Litchfield and Tim Bergeron and his wife Ellen of Rye; five grandchildren, Meghan, Ryan, Emily Luke, and Tim Bergeron; two of his seven siblings, Esther Allen of Manchester and Richard Bergeron of Basking Ridge, New Jersey; and his “granddogs” Charlie and Libby.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Blessed John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson on October 14. Interment prayers and burial followed in Pinecrest Cemetery, Litchfield.
Arrangements were in the care of the Davis Funeral Home, Nashua.
Roland J. Boisjoly, Sr., 77, of Salem, died October 8, 2008, at his home after a long illness.
He was born and educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts; he lived in Salem for 44 years. Roland was a retired Engineer for Avco in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
Roland was an avid model airplane builder and flyer and belonged to several clubs. He was an amazing builder, building all of his planes from scratch, cutting every piece from balsa wood and tooling his own aluminum. He was selected to build a 1/3-scale plane that now sits at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. He devoted his life to building and teaching those who wanted to learn. He was well loved and will be missed by many people.
Roland was predeceased by his wife, Rita Lucille (Drouin) Boisjoly.
He is survived by son, Roland J. Boisjoly, Jr., of Acton, Massachusetts; a daughter, Barbara Boisjoly of Salem; his companion, Heidi Langlois of Salem; a sister, Claire Johnson of Lawrence, Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.
Private interment will be in Eternal Light Mausoleum, Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 1E Commons Drive, Unit 33, Londonderry, NH 03053. The Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Doris V. (Harris) Strickland Brenton, 84, of Salem, died October 19, 2008, at the Caritas Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts, after a short illness.
Doris was the daughter of the late Charles and Frieda Harris of Sweden. She grew up in Medford, Massachusetts, graduating from Medford High School and Boston Business School. Doris worker in insurance and was a real estate broker for many years.
Doris loved her family and had many friends. She loved parties, playing cards, craft shows, the Red Sox and especially spending time with her family.
Doris was predeceased by her first husband, Arthur R. Strickland, and her second husband, Reginald S. Brenton.
She is survived by a son, Donald Strickland of Felton, Delaware; a daughter, Jean and her husband Robert Drolet of Salem; a sister, Janet Strickland of Medford, Massachusetts; grandchildren, Emily and her husband Stephen Wall of Salem, Ben Drolet and his wife Jesika of California, Andrea and her husband DeWayne Pickle of Delaware, and Rachel Strickland of Delaware; and many wonderful great-grandchildren who were pure joy to her. We all loved her dearly and will miss her forever.
A Funeral Service was held October 23 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, Attn: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. For online condolences, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Barbara J. (Kuchar) Conley, 72, of Salem, died on September 29, 2008 at her home. Barbara was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, and was raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She was a graduate of Lawrence High School and had lived in Salem for the past 40 years.
She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Lawrence and was a longtime employee of the State of New Hampshire Lottery Commission and also worked for several years for Rockingham Race Track. Barbara was an active participant with the Methuen Festival of Trees and donated a Christmas tree every year. She was an avid bird watcher and volunteered much time with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) Humane Society. She was a member of Lawrence Lodge of Elks, #65. She loved flea markets and enjoyed antiquing.
The widow of Richard Conley, her family members include her son, Daniel C. and his wife Debra Abate of Derry, and her daughter, Cindy A. and her husband, John Loranger of Goffstown; her two brothers, Paul and his wife, Fran Kuchar of Lawrence and Jack Kuchar and his companion, Jan Mulford of Bradford, Massachusetts; four grandchildren, Nicole and Micah Abate and Amanda and Matthew Loranger, and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Gail Hatem and her former husband, Daniel C. Abate, Sr.
Funeral services were held October 6 at the Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home in Salem. Burial was private in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Boston Office, 330 Congress Street, 5th floor, Boston, MA. 02210 or to The MSPCA, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA. 01844. To send an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.
Barbara A. (Hodgson) Fuller, 72, of Salem, died October 11, 2008, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts.
Barbara was born and educated in Stoneham, Massachusetts, graduating from Stoneham High School. She enjoyed reading, gardening and jigsaw puzzles.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert H. Fuller.
She is survived by a brother, Richard E. Hodgson, Jr., of Desert Hot Springs, California; a brother-in-law, Edward Fuller and his wife Shirley of Tewksbury, Massachusetts; three sisters-in-law, Carol See and Louise Fuller of Wilmington, Massachusetts, and Linda Dunlea and her husband Edward of Lovell, Maine; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service was held October 16 at Wilmington United Methodist Church in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Internment followed in Lindenwood Cemetery in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1361 Elm Street, Suite 106, Manchester, NH 03101. The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem handled arrangements. For online condolences, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Derek J. Grassini, 42, of Salem, died October 2, 2008, at his home after a long illness.
Derek grew up and was educated in New Mexico. He served his country in the Army. He was a computer technician for Anixter in Methuen, Massachusetts, prior to his illness and enjoyed fishing, working on cars, racecars and was an avid sports fan. Derek loved spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by his mother, Phyllis (Feole) Grassini, and his grandfathers, Pat Grassini and Ralph Feole.
He is survived by his father, Alfred Grassini of Henderson, Nevada; his paternal grandmother, Anne Grassini of Lawrence, Massachusetts; his mmaternal grandmother, Esther Feole of Salem; a daughter, Brittani Grassini of Sandown; a brother, Troy Grassini and his wife Kelly of Merrimack; a nephew and niece, Justin Grassini and Ashley Grassini, his aunts, Marilyn Allain of Salem, Isabella and her husband Thomas Whittaker of Salem; his uncles, Ralph Feole and his wife Lisa of Windham, Michael Grassini and his wife Lucille of Methuen, Domenic Feole of Plaistow; and many cousins.
A funeral service was held October 6 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boston Medical Center – Amyloid Department, One Boston Medical Center Place, Boston, MA 02118. For online condolences, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Robert H. Gregory, 84, of Salem, died October 13, 2008, at Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.
He was born in New Amsterdam, New York, grew up and was educated in North Adams, Massachusetts. He was a resident of Salem for the past 50 years and formerly of Stratford, Connecticut.
Mr. Gregory was retired from Textron in Wilmington, Massachusetts, where he worked in Quality Assurance. He was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem. He was a Navy veteran, serving during World War II. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed sports and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen I. (Walsh) Gregory of Salem; three sons, Richard and his wife Susan Gregory of Salem, Michael Gregory of Bend, Oregon, and James and his wife Robin Gregory of New York, New York; four granddaughters, Melissa Webster, Stacey Castillo, Jenna Gregory, and Rachel Gregory; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler Webster and Kaylie Castillo.
A memorial gathering will take place Saturday, October 18 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem. A funeral Mass will follow at noon at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Lawrence Road, Salem. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Autism Speaks at www.autismspeaks.org. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Yvette C. (Massicotte) Groulx, 91, of Pelham, died October 23, 2008, at Greenbriar Nursing Home in Nashua. She was the wife of the late Armand J. Groulx, Sr., who died November 25, 1991.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, October 23, 1916, the daughter of the late Napoleon and the late Clara (Allard) Massicotte, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.
Mrs. Groulx was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Pelham for 46 years, and a member of the St. Patrick’s Women’s Guild. She was also a member of the Pelham Senior Citizens.
She was an “old fashioned” Mom and homemaker. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, and spending time with family.
She is survived by her nine sons and daughters-in-laws, Dennis A. and Irene Groulx of Salem, Richard R. and Claire Groulx of Oceanside, California, Robert J. and Lee Groulx of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, Armand J. and Joanne Groulx, Jr. of Nashua, Ronald R. and Theresa Groulx of Manchester, William J. and Carol Groulx of Ashland, Edward J. and Marie Groulx of Pittsburg, Paul D. and Judy Groulx of Ashland, and Joseph G. and Kelly Groulx of Londonderry; 27 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; a sister Noella Mesery and her husband Sam of Pelham; a brother, Robert Massicotte and his wife Helen of New Port Richey, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass was held October 27 at St. Patrick Church in Pelham; burial followed in Gibson Cemetery, Pelham. Those wishing make contributions in her memory to Home, Health and Hospice, 22 Prospect Street, Nashua, NH 03060. Arrangements were by Pelham Funeral Home.
Earl L. Hazel, 99, of Salem, died September 24, 2008, at Salemhaven Nursing Home in Salem.
Earl was born and educated in Saugus, Massachusetts, had previously lived in Lynn, Massachusetts, and was a resident in Hampstead for 50 years.
Earl was a Turbine Assembler for GE Riverworks in Lynn. He was a member of the Hampstead Congregational Church in Hampstead, a member of the Wayfarer Masonic Lodge in Swampscott, Massachusetts, and a member of the Electrical Union Local 201 in Lynn. Earl was a member of the Salem Senior Center, H2U Seniors from Parkland Hospital in Derry and Shirley’s Senior Friends in Hudson. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and dancing.
He was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude (Legro) Hazel.
He is survived by a son, Paul Hazel of Hampstead; a longtime companion, Yvonne Desharnais of Hampstead; grandchildren, Scott, Todd, Jonathan and Jared Hazel; and six great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Service was held September 27 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. Cremation followed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salemhaven Activity Fund, 23 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH 03079. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Charles “Binks” Harold Johnson, Jr., died September 19, 2008 at the Machias Veterans Home in Machias, Maine, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born October 7, 1935, in Nashua, the son of the late Charles H. Johnson, Sr., and late Almeda I. (Bassett) Johnson.
Charlie graduated from the first class of Alvirne High School in Hudson in 1954. From high school, Charlie enlisted in the Air Force. He served in the Air Force for four years, part of that time he served in the Philippines. Charlie worked as a valve control technician for Sanders Associates which lead to a position with Olsen Controls in Plantsville, Connecticut. He and his wife, Carolyn, worked as owner/operators of the Cider Press Restaurant and Rust Pond Rental Cottages in Wolfeboro for four years. Charlie retired to St. Petersburg, Florida, where he lived for over 20 years. In 2003, Charlie moved to Addison, Maine, to live with his son, Jim, and family. Charlie was a member of both the V.F.W. and the American Legion.
Charlie enjoyed playing horseshoes, pool, and participating in the cribbage tournaments at the Bluebird Ranch Restaurant. He especially loves spending time on his son’s boat.
Charlie is survived by his children, John P. Johnson and his wife Sabine of Merrimack, Donna M. Glidden and her husband, Linden of New Durham, James E. Johnson and his wife Christina of Addison, Maine; Donald A. Johnson and his wife Michelle of Litchfield; 11 grandchildren, Miranda, Jayme, Jennifer, Ashley, Stacey, Justin, Sara, Austin, Meagan, Dylan, and Brianna; four great-grandchildren, Hailey, Cody, Brandon, and Cayden; mother of his children, Carolyn McCormack of New Durham and Lake Placid, Florida; and special childhood friends George Fuller and Ralph Parker of Hudson.
A memorial graveside service will be held on Friday, October 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Hudson.
Kenneth G. Lord, 74, of Salem, died October 2, 2008, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts. He lived in Salem for 45 years.
Kenneth grew up and was educated in Derry graduating from Pinkerton Academy. He served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. Kenneth’s dedication to his country continued by serving as a Master Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves and as a Sergeant First Class in the Army Reserves.
Kenneth was a supervisor at Lucent Technologies in North Andover, Massachusetts, until his retirement. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and was on many of Lucent’s sports teams. Kenneth enjoyed golfing and was an avid sports fan. He was thrilled to watch the Red Sox win the World Series. Kenneth loved spending time with his family, especially on his back deck.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Sandra (Garofalo) Lord, of Salem; two sons, David Lord and his wife Kim of Blanchester, Ohio, and Jeff Lord and his wife Cheryl of Newton; two daughters, Donna and her husband Rich Brousseau, and Diane and her husband Scott LeFevre, all of Salem; a brother, Robert Lord of Alabama; grandchildren, Ryan and Kristin Brousseau, Ashley Brousseau, Michelle LeFevre, Kelsey and Kyle Lord, Katie and Sean Stein, Courtney and Jeremy Walls and Keith Lord.
A funeral service was held October 6 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. For online condolences, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Elizabeth Anne Madden, 78, of Hudson, died October 13, 2008, at The Greenbriar Rehabilitation Center in Nashua.
Elizabeth was born in Bronx, New York, on July 1, 1930, daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Reuter) King and on April 16, 1955, she was married to her loving husband, Thomas P. Madden, with whom she shared 53 years of marriage.
Elizabeth was a former resident of Greenville, New York, South Weymouth, Massachusetts, and Rosedale, New York and for the past two years she and Thomas have been living in Hudson.
Painting, reading and watching Notre Dame football were among her many joys, but above all, spending time with family and friends was what she enjoyed. She was and will be remembered for being a great wife and mother.
Besides her loving husband, Elizabeth is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Jean Anne and George Bowersox of Hudson, and Nancy and Robert Hall of Richbon, Pennsylvania; three sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Sandra Madden of Bedford, Charles and Beth Madden of Wantagh, New York, and Thomas and Michelle Madden of Salisbury; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, October 17, at 9:30 a.m. in Blessed John the XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church. A Graveside Service will be held at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. The family requested that donations be made to The National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, New York 10016. To send an online message of condolence visit www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.
Robert B. Mosher, 76 of Salem, died October 14, 2008, at Salemhaven Nursing Home in Salem.
He was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, where he grew up and attended schools, and graduated from Wakefield High School. He was a resident of Salem for over 50 years.
Bob was a retired salesman for Coca Cola in Salem. He was a Navy veteran, serving during the Korean War. He loved spending time with his family and was a real family man.
He was predeceased by a son, Michael P. Mosher.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey J. (Hatfield) Mosher of Salem; four sons, Bruce Mosher of Missouri, Gary and Debbie Mosher, Scott and Tara Mosher, and Matt and Jeanne Mosher, all of Salem; one brother, Burr J. Mosher, Jr., of Naples, Florida; three sisters, Edna Sheaff of Chatham, Massachusetts, Florence MacKenna of Wakefield, Massachusetts, and Jean Stemn of Barnstead, Florida; nine grandchildren, LeeAnn, Joshua, Jacqueline, Danielle, Alyssa, Bethanie, Joseph, Justin, and Amber; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in Salem. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Michael P. “Murf” Murphy, 35, of Londonderry, died unexpectedly September 25, 2008, in Salem. He was born in Winchester, Massachusetts on July 16, 1973, a son of Stephen R. Murphy and Betty Jane (Grieco) Murphy. He was a resident of Londonderry for the past 20 years. Michael graduated from Londonderry High School, class of 1991. He was lovingly known as “Murf” to his friends and was well liked by many people. Michael loved to play guitar and jam with friends. He was a big fan of the Boston sports teams. Michael lived his life the way he wanted and always wanted people around him to have a good time.
Michael had a warm, caring heart and will be greatly missed. A myspace page has been set up in Michael’s memory; www.myspace.com/inmemoryofmikemurphy. Please send any memories, stories and pictures you would like to share with Mike’s family and friends.
He is survived by his father, Stephen R. Murphy of Londonderry; his mother, Betty Jane Murphy of Lexington, Massachusetts; a brother, Robert J. Murphy of Reading, Massachusetts; a sister, Cheryl A. Murphy of Londonderry; a niece and nephew, Sarah and Sean Murphy, both of Reading; and his paternal grandmother, Margaret Murphy of Jupiter, Florida; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated September 30 in St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Derry. Burial followed in Pillsbury Cemetery, Londonderry. Memorials may be directed to The Smile Train, 41 Madison Avenue, 28th Floor, New York, NY 10010. Checks should be made payable to: The Smile Train or see www.smiletrain.org. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium in Londonderry was in charge of arrangements.
D. Barbara (Marple) Ordway, 90, of Hudson, died September 29, 2008 in her home, surrounded by family and friends, following a brief illness.
Barbara was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on September 25, 1918, the youngest child of the late Frank and Dora Ellis of Lynn. Shortly after her birth, both of her parents died in the 1918 Asian Influenza Epidemic and Helen and William Marple of Kingston adopted her.
Mrs. Ordway grew up in Kingston and graduated from Sanborn Seminary in 1939, having taken several years off from her studies to care for mother, who had fallen ill.
After completing high school, she married Herbert Nason of West Kingston. The couple had two daughters, Brenda and Rachel.
Following the death of her first husband in 1945, she later met and married Ralph Ordway of South Kingston, who was a beloved stepfather to Brenda and Rachel. The family lived in South Kingston for many years, where they operated Ordway Heating Oil Inc. After their retirement, the couple divided their time between their winter residence in Kissimmee, Florida and their summer cabin in Barrington.
Barbara is a past master of Granite State Grange in Newton and a past Noble Grand of the Ruth Rebeccah Lodge and member of the Eastern Star, both in Kingston. She also spent many of her retirement years as a “Pink Lady” volunteer in St. Cloud, Florida. Mrs. Ordway was known for her caring, generous nature, her ability to make friends wherever she went, and her talented needlework skills. She created over 100 handcrafted afghans for her family and friends over the years.
In addition to her first husband, Herbert, she is predeceased by her second husband, Ralph Ordway; sisters Wilma George of Kensington, Doris St. Laurent of Arizona, and Alice Myers of Florida; and a brother, Robert Childs of Shingletown, California.
She is survived by daughters Brenda and her husband Bill Rand, Sr., of South Paris, Maine, and Rachel and her husband George of Hudson; grandchildren, Deborah and her husband Carl Schrempf of Hampton Falls, Denise and her husband John Hall of North Hampton, and April Guilmet and special friend Jaegan LaViolette of Nashua, and Bill Rand, Jr., and his wife, Brenda, of Kensington; sister, Ellen O’Kane of Ocala, Florida; great-grandchildren, Carl, Jr., and Richard Schrempf, Katie Turner and Morgan Rand, and two great-great-grandsons, plus countless other nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, October, 11, at the Newton Junction Baptist Church at 11 a.m. A gathering at Horace Williams Hall will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, Barbara had requested that donations might be made to the charity of one’s choice. To send an online message of condolence please visit www.dumontsullivan.com . The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara J. (Homer) Paulk, 79, of Hudson, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 12, 2008, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
Barbara was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on January 2, 1929, daughter of the late Frank, Sr., and Ada (Scanlon) Homer and was the wife of Luther Paulk with whom she shared 59 years of marriage and who died in August 2006.
Barbara was a simple woman with simple needs. That is how her family knew her and will remember her. She was truly loved by all. She loved her family dearly and they were what brought her joy.
Barbara is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Mary Paulk of Brighton, Massachusetts, and Thomas and Eileen Paulk of Winchester, Massachusetts; a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Kenneth Macintosh of Hudson; a brother, Frank Homer, Jr., of Billerica, Massachusetts; four grandsons, Jeffery Paulk of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Gregory Paulk of Winchester, Kenneth Macintosh, Jr., of Hudson, and Timothy Macintosh of Derry; three granddaughters, Elizebeth Collins of West Roxbury, Massachusetts, Kimberly Paulk of Belmont, Massachusetts, and Kerri Jeknavorian of Pelham; her four precious little great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Prayer Service was held October 15 in the Dumont - Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson.
Richard Paul Riendeau, 47, of Windham, died suddenly on September 25, 2008.
Rick was born in Berlin, and was raised and educated in Milford. He graduated from Milford High School in 1978. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Southern New Hampshire University. He served with the Army for four years, spending two years stationed overseas in Germany.
Rick worked for Kollsman Instruments in Merrimack, and most recently for BAE Systems in Nashua where he worked in the Metrology Department for 13 years.
Rick was a kind, gentle giant with a loving soul who will be remembered as someone who truly understood the meaning of unconditional love of his family and friends. His greatest pride was in his two children, Cliff and Robby, and their many accomplishments, including Cliff’s recent completion of his Eagle Project, his being a member of JROTC at Salem High School and his recent decision to join the Air Force after high school to serve his country. He enjoyed teaching and working with Cliff on cars, too. He was so proud of Robby’s eight years of playing the guitar and his involvement in the Praise Team Band “Livin’ It” at the Windham Presbyterian Church and his participation in the adult Praizer Team. He was also thankful for Robby’s passion for the Lord and thoroughly enjoyed spending hours with him trying out guitars at the Guitar Center.
Rick was deeply involved in the Boy Scouts of America where he was a leader for nine years as well as a Den Leader and Scout Master. He was also deeply connected to his church where he was a former Sunday School teacher and was involved in the Fellowship Committee in past years. He was recently asked to be a deacon and was honored to have been asked. His family and friends knew him as a man of great faith and he dedicated his life to the Lord Jesus.
Ricky leaves his loving wife and soul mate of 17 years, Vicki Dawnn (Magoon) Riendeau of Windham; his two boys, Richard Clifford “Cliff” and Robert David “Robby,” both of Windham; his parents, Judith and Richard Riendeau of Milford; his Grammie Sophie Riendeau of Gorham; a brother, Raymond John and his wife Harriet of Milford; a sister, Ruth-Ann Riendeau Brown of Conway; a sister-in-law, Audrey Steck and her husband David of Pelham; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and a great-nephew and many dear friends. He is predeceased by his brother, Robbie, his maternal grandparents Nana and Grampy Cliff Delorge, and his paternal grandfather Babe Riendeau and his great-nephew Justin David.
A Memorial Service was held October 2 at the Windham Presbyterian Church in Windham. Burial of Ashes will take place at a later date. Donations in his name may be made to the American Heart Association, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701. Arrangements were by the Goundrey Funeral Home, Salem. To make an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.
Michael W. Susi, 71, of Moultonborough, died October 18, 2008 suddenly while hiking near Red Hill Loop Trail in New Hampshire.
Michael was born on January 10, 1937 in Lynn, Massachusetts, son of the late Claudio and Elvira (Conza) Susi and was married to Jodell (Schroyer) Susi, of Moultonborough with whom he shared 49 years.
Michael was a very proud Navy veteran. He loved the outdoors, especially hiking and boating. Mike was a big family man and was nicknamed the “Teaser.”
Besides his loving wife Jodell, Michael is survived by four sons, Michael T. Susi and Kevin W. Susi, both of Hudson, Jeffery S. Susi and his girlfriend Eileen Bowden of Hudson and David E. Susi and his wife Natalie Ashwood-Susi of Australia; a sister, Claudia Aiken and her husband Robert of Katy, Texas; an uncle, Luigi Conza and his wife Rosemarie of Boxford, Massachusetts; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild with a second on the way; one niece, two nephews, several cousins and many loving friends.
Visiting hours were held October 22 in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson. The family has requested that donations be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, P. O. Box 78960, Phoenix, AZ 85062-8960.
Alan K. Thomson, 47, of Salem, died October 21, 2008, at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry.
He was born in Methuen, Massachusetts; he grew up and was educated in Salem. He was a long time resident of Salem and Florida.
Alan was a self-employed framer, working for various contractors in Florida and New Hampshire. He enjoyed woodworking, and working with his hands and tools. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by one son, Alan K. Thompson, Jr., of Florida; three daughters, Jessica and her husband John Cannuli, Melissa Seestrom, and Cassidy Blanton, all of Florida; his mother and stepfather, Roxie and Albert Flewelling of Salem; a brother, Michael Thompson of Salem; a sister, Robin Cantara of Barnstead; stepbrothers and stepsister, Gordon and Roy Flewelling and Chlory Shaw of Canada; his maternal grandfather, Kenneth W. Hancock of Hampstead, two grandsons, Alan K. Thompson III and Johnny Cannuli IV; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Calling hours will be held Friday, October 24 from 5 - 8 p.m., with a funeral service at 7:30 p.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in Salem. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of ones choice. To send a message of condolence, see his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
William W. “Bill” White, 63, of Salem, but formerly of Pelham, died Thursday morning October 9, 2008 at his home after a brief illness. He was the beloved husband of Tina (Childs) (Shea) White who survives him.
Born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, the son of the late Irving and the late June (Stevenson) White, he was raised and educated in Lunenburg, Massachusetts, and lived in Salem since 1999.
Mr. White served his country in the Army during the Vietnam Era. He served the Town of Salem on the Storm Water Master Plan Committee, the Flood Mitigation Action Committee, and the Salem Conservation Commission. He was also very active in the Arlington Pond Protective Association and sat on its Board of Directors.
Mr. White was employed by Mercury/Excelum Inc. of East Windsor, Connecticut, as a Sales Representative and has sold vinyl building products for the last 20 all over New England. Previously, he had spent 20 years in the radio and television broadcasting industry, and in 1978 he received the George Foster Peabody Award; the broadcasting industry’s award that is comparable to the Pulitzer Prize for newspapers.
He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and he enjoyed teaching them to fish and ski. He also enjoyed boating, golf, cooking, traveling, and rooting for the Red Sox and Patriots.
Besides his wife Tina, Mr. White is survived by his stepdaughter Leanne Letendre and her husband Paul of Hudson, and grandchildren Kylie and Jacob Letendre of Hudson, his brother Eric White and his wife Nancy and nephews Benjamin and Mitchell White of Westminster, Massachusetts; a son William of Colorado and daughters Ericka Leslie and Belinda Coleman, both of West Virginia; and grandsons Cameron, William, Corey and Jacob of West Virginia.
He was also stepfather to the late Stephen A. Shea.
His funeral was held October 13 at the Pelham Funeral Home in Pelham; burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Pelham. Those wishing may make contributions in his name to The American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110.
Robin (Bridge) Williams, 45, died peacefully on October 16, 2008, with her husband at her side. She lost her long and valiant battle with lung cancer.
Robin was born and raised in Reading, Massachusetts, and moved to Salem in 1988. She leaves her devoted husband and life partner of 18 years, Brian Williams; her sisters, Carol Pelosi and husband Paul and their children, Lisa and Lori, of Reading, Massachusetts, Valerie Bridge and partner Roger Nyren, of Raymond, Lauri Azari and husband Farbood and their son Michael of Houston, Texas, and Janet Polachek of Perskasie, Pennsylvania; her only brother, William Bridge III and partner Lynn Luciano of Stoneham, Massachusetts; her stepchildren Julie Williams, Tracy Donahue and husband Tom, Kim Ackerman and husband Jack, and her step-grandchildren, Matthew Williams, Stephanie Palermo, and Casey, Kevin, and Thomas Donahue; sister-in-law Charlene Williams and partner Marion Montgomery; dear friend Gwen Brainard; William and Francis Hildebrandt, and her beloved cat Rusty.
She had a special bond with her beloved horse Calloways Collectable (also known as Louie) an American Saddlebred who she showed at many of the New England competitions and with whom she won numerous blue ribbons and championships. She was a member of the New England Horseman’s Council, North Shore Horsemen’s Association, New Hampshire Horse and Trail Association, New England Saddlebred Association and United States Equestrian Federation and was associated with numerous other equine groups, including American Saddlebred Association and Twin State Saddlebred Association. She was a true champion in every sense of the word.
Robin was a member of Derry Salem Elks Club #2226 and of the Harley Owner’s Group.
Robin was a 25-year employee of M/A Com in Lowell, Massachusetts, and recently received a 25 year award commemorating her company loyalty. She held many different positions in her career at M/A Com, the most recent as a Certified Microsoft P.C. Technician. Robin’s “disease to please” attitude touched many lives in a positive way both at work and at home. She will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved her.
Burial will be private for the family at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Cancer Alliance, PO Box 630972, Baltimore, MD 21263-0972; www.lungcanceralliance.org.
The Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Dr. Alan I. Burbank, 74, of Windham, died September 18, 2008, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry.
Dr. Burbank was born and educated in New York. He graduated from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and received his medical degree from the State University of New York. Dr. Burbank completed his residency at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He practiced thoracic surgery for many years with Dr. Rudolph Muto. Dr. Burbank later moved to Salem where he had his general practice of medicine for many years.
Dr. Burbank loved hiking and the mountains. He was an avid learner and enjoyed studying music, woodworking, science, math and geology.
He is survived by his wife, Doreen (Cronkite) Burbank of Windham; three sons, Nicholas Burbank and his wife Nan Astone of Mount Rainier, Maryland, Matthew Burbank and his wife Valentina of Salem, Massachusetts, and Michael Simpson of Denver, Colorado, a daughter, Leigh Simpson Prescott and her husband John of Omaha, Nebraska; and grandchildren Theodora, Cordelia, Daniel and Kathleen Burbank.
Services will be private for the family. The Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home in Salem is handling arrangements. For online condolences, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Marjorie Mae (Hoysradt) Dame-Borgstrom, 84, of Salem, died September 24, 2008, at her home in Salem.
She was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, grew up and was educated in Magnolia, Massachusetts; she was a resident of Salem for the past 14 years.
Marjorie was a retired homemaker. She enjoyed ceramics and knitting. She loved dancing and musicals, and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Her husband, William Borgstrom, and a great-grandson, Christopher Macy, predeceased her.
She is survived by a daughter, Faye and her husband William Macy of Salem; two grandchildren, Bryan and his wife Deborah Macy of Salem, and Jennifer Macy-Scuderi and her husband Michael Scuderi of Salem; five great-grandchildren, Elissa, Shauna, Jenna-Rae, Michael, and Bethany.
A memorial gathering will be held Tuesday, September 30, from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in Salem. In lieu of flowers, 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 her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Richard Hamel, 83, of Hudson, died on September 18, 2008 at Greenbriar Terrace in Nashua. He was born on August 15, 1925 in St. Giles, Province of Quebec, Canada, a son of the late William and Alexina (Delage) Hamel.
He was the husband of Jane (Berry) Hamel of Litchfield.
He was a 20-veteran of the Army having served in World War II and Korea. He spent 16 years in Germany while in the military. He also received the bronze star. Upon retirement from the military, Mr. Hamel worked for the State of New Hampshire and Beebe Rubber. He enjoyed playing golf.
In addition to his wife, surviving members of his family include three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Donna Hamel of Litchfield, Donald and Linda Hamel of Goffstown, and Dennis and Victoria Hamel of Clermont, Florida; five stepchildren; eight grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; one sister, Marie Krantz of Berlin; four sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
Services and interment will be private. Arrangements are under the care of the Davis Funeral Home in Nashua.
Augustine “Gus” Randall, 85, of Hudson, died September 23, 2008 at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson.
She was born July 13, 1923 in Burlington, Vermont, daughter of the late Fredrick and Selina (Pratt) Dubie.
Augustine was predeceased by her beloved husband, Wallace Randall, who died on June 17, 1981. She was also predeceased by five sisters, Beatrice Hamilton and Lorraine O’Hara of New York, Rita Murray, Helena Bousquet and Eleanor Lavallette of Vermont.
Mrs. Randall was a former member of Infant Jesus Church in Nashua. She was a former employee for Doehla Greeting Cards as well as Cal-comp. In her later years she worked for Meals on Wheels. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing cards and dining out. She was a devoted fan of the Red Sox and New England Patriots.
She is survived by one son, Robert of Nashua; four daughters, Jean of Bordentown, New Jersey, Mary of Harlingen, Texas, and Dorothy and Faye, both of Nashua; 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Burial service will be private. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Augustine’s loving memory to Meals on Wheels at www.mowaa.org. To send an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.
Armand L. Soucy, 86, of Hudson and formerly of Nashua, died September 22, 2008, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, after a period of declining health. Born in Hudson on March 30, 1922, Armand was a son of the late Auguste J. and Rose Anna D. (Hudon) Soucy.
Educated in Nashua schools, Armand served with the Army as a medic in New Orleans during World War II.
Armand married the former Mary F. Viens of Hudson on July 4, 1942. They made their home in Nashua for many years before moving to Hudson in 1967 and enjoyed many winters in Ponce Inlet, Florida.
Mr. Soucy began his career as a welter at the former J. F. McElwain Shoe Company in Nashua for several years and then worked at Nashua Corporation in the specialty printing department for 25 years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of the retired Craftsmen’s Club at Nashua Corporation.
Armand loved life and especially loved entertaining and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed golfing, bowling and gardening. Mr. Soucy was a communicant of St. Kathryn Church in Hudson and held membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 483 of Nashua.
One of nine children, Armand was predeceased by four sisters, Jeanne A. Lahine, Germaine C. Soucy, Therese E. Soucy and Beatrice M. Soucy; and three brothers, Lionel G. ‘Speed’ Soucy, Robert .J. Soucy and Paul E. Soucy.
Members of his family include his beloved wife of 66 years, Mary F. Soucy of Hudson; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia A. and James E. O’Brien of South Portland, Maine, and Jane E. and Anthony E. Fucci of Hudson; three granddaughters, Kelly L. O’Brien and Jennifer R. O’Brien, both of Manchester, and Megan E. Fucci and her partner Christian Wenzel of New York City, New York; a sister and brother-in-law, Blanche A. ‘Bianca’ and Charles H. Farwell, Jr., of Nashua; a sister-in-law, Beatrice L. Soucy of Nashua; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A period of visitation will be held at the Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Friday, September 26, from 10 to 11:1.5 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Kathryn Church, 4 Dracut Road in Hudson, Friday afternoon at noon. Friends are invited to attend and are asked to gather at the church. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson. The family has requested that donations be sent to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.
Sharon L. (Webster) Gajnos, 67, of Hudson, died Monday, September 15, 2008, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Sharon was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on August 27, 1941, daughter of the late Helen (Bassler) Webster and was the wife of Gerald Gajnos of Hudson.
Sharon had a love for all animals, especially dogs. She was a loving wife and mother. She loved her children and grandchildren deeply and spent as much time with them as possible. They were the most notable achievements in her life.
Besides her loving husband she is survived by two daughters, Lisa Harnum and her husband Gary of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, and Kimberly Gajnos of Hudson; a brother, Robert Long of Connecticut; two grandsons, Matthew Harnum of Tyngsborough, and Cody Gajnos of Hudson; two granddaughters, Christina and Megan Harnum, both of Tyngsborough; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, September 20, from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, in Hudson. Burial will be at a later date. The family requests donations be made to the American Lung Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. To send an online message of condolence or to view a video tribute, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.
Albert Girard, Jr., 88, of Epping, died September 12, 2008, at the Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood.
Albert was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, on September 30, 1919, the son of Albert and Obeline (Roy) Girard. Albert worked for the Arlington Mills of Lawrence, Massachusetts, the Salem Coca Cola Bottling Company, and the Salem Public Schools.
Albert served in the Army during World War II with the 5th Division under General Patton and saw service in Germany, Austria and Czechoslovakia. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Albert was involved in Salem Little League for many years. He was an avid Boston Red Sox Fan. Albert was a life member of the American Legion of Epping, and a life member of the VFW Post 8546 of Salem.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Eva (Poirier) Girard of Epping; two sons, Albert Girard III and his wife Catherine of Salem, and Robert Girard of New Market; two daughters, Elaine and her husband Joseph Shola of North Andover, Massachusetts, and Shirley and her husband James Beach of Epping; 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was held September 15 at St. Joseph Church in Epping; burial followed in St. Joseph Cemetery in Epping. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, One Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH 03110. The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Gerald Giuliani, 56, of Hudson, died September 9, 2008 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
He was born September 16, 1951, in Winchester, son of Anthony Giuliani of Englewood, Florida, and Virginia Steeves of Hudson.
He was pre-deceased by two brothers, James Giuliani and Michael Giuliani.
Gerald loved spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.
Besides his mother and father survivors include four sisters and a brother in law, Sharon Walsh, Mary and Robert Martin, Maureen Steeves, all of Hudson, and Helen Steeves of Nashua, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins, including Dorothy Langhan of Woburn, Massachusetts with whom Gerald was very close.
A Funeral Service took place on September 16 in Blessed John XXIII Parish in St. John the Evangelist Church, in Hudson. Burial was in Spring Grove Cemetery in Andover, Massachusetts. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110. To send an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Ernest J. Jablonski, 72, of Hudson, died September 13, 2008, at his residence in the care of his loving family.
He was born August 9, 1936, in Ord, Nebraska, son of the late James and Helen (Silver) Jablonski. He was also predeceased by two brothers and a sister.
Ernest was the husband of Nancy (Goodwin) Jablonski of Hudson.
He grew up in Nebraska and joined the Navy in 1954. After his service he settled on the East Coast and started his family, while always remaining a true westerner at heart. His love was for his family and had a passion for collecting coins, tractors, and old toys. Ernest enjoyed working with his hands by restoring older items, and recreating new ones. In his later years he devoted his spare time to genealogy.
Besides his loving wife Nancy, survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Brian and Jill Jablonski of Windham, Kevin and Ingrid Jablonski of Reading, Massachusetts, and Adam Jablonski of Saugus, Massachusetts; two daughters, Susan Thebeau of Wilmington, Massachusetts, and Ellen Lima of Hudson; four grandsons, Alfons Lima and Dylan Lima both of Hudson, and Matthew Jablonski and Eric Jablonski, both of Windham; one granddaughter, Paige Thebeau of Wilmington; two sisters, Marsella Robbins of Ogallala, Nebraska, and Irene Harris of Loop City, Nebraska; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Prayer Service was held September 17 in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson. In lieu of flowers donations be made to Souhegan Home and Hospice, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055. To send an online message of condolence or to send the family flowers or a sympathy meal, or view a video tribute please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.
Nickolas T. Karavias, 40, of Salem, died unexpectedly at his home on September 11, 2008.
Nickolas was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, grew up and was educated in Lynn, Massachusetts, graduating from Lynn Technical High School in 1986. He had worked as an Iron Worker for Well Design in Woburn, Massachusetts.
Nickolas enjoyed the outdoors especially camping, skiing and snowboarding. He enjoyed watching sports.
He was predeceased by his mother Martha (Karas) Karavias.
He is survived by his wife, Lidia (Ventura) Karavias of Salem; his father, Thomas Karavias of Manchester by the Sea, Massachusetts, a brother, John Karavias and his wife Eileen of Methuen, Massachusetts; and three nieces.
A Funeral Service was held at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem on September 15. For online condolences, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Paul J. Leone, 82, of Salem, died September 17, 2008, at Salemhaven Nursing Home in Salem.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up and attended schools. He was a resident of Salem for the past 52 years.
Paul was a retired restaurateur, owning several area restaurants including the former Villa Restaurant in Methuen, Massachusetts, and Leone’s Fireside Restaurant in Salem. He was an Army veteran having served during World War II and received the Combat Infantryman Badge, the European - African-Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon with one Battle Star, the Army of Occupation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, a Unit Citation, and the Victory Medal. He attended St. Joseph Church in Salem, and was a member of the VFW Post 8546 and the American Legion Post 63, both in Salem. He enjoyed cooking and watching sports.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Bascio) Leone of Salem; two sons, Paul and his wife Cheryl Leone of Merrimac, Massachusetts, and Richard and his wife Jackie Leone of Concord; one daughter, Gina Leone-Osgood of Salem; one stepdaughter, Amanda Pingree of Derry; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Friday, September 19 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 20, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Salem. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Robert S. Blodgett, 66, of Salem, died September 3, 2008, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Bob grew up and was schooled in Salem, graduating from Woodbury High School. He was a resident of Salem for 52 years, formerly of Rowley, Massachusetts. He was a Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam War.
Bob retired from CNS in Andover, Massachusetts, where he was a heavy diesel mechanic. He was a member of the Teamsters Local Union 4 and a member of the North American Singer Owners Club. Bob enjoyed working on antique cars, woodworking, tinkering, and playing with his grand kids.
He was predeceased by his parents, George and Margaret (Schier) Blodgett, and his brother, George Blodgett.
He is survived by his wife Donna (Giles) Blodgett of Salem; three sons, Robert Blodgett, Jr., and his wife Cynthia of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Thomas Blodgett of Salem, and Jason Blodgett and his wife Megan of Manchester; a daughter, Faye and her husband Robert Baril, Jr., of Apex, North Carolina; two brothers, William Blodgett of Salem, and Joseph Blodgett of Derry; a sister, Margaret Razzaboni of Salem; six grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
There were no funeral services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110 or to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016. Arrangements were by the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.
Sylvia Klion Disenhof, 87, of Windham, and formerly of Danvers, Massachusetts, and New Jersey, died September 4, 2008, after a period of declining health with her family by her side. She was the widow of Lester Disenhof, and daughter of Jack and Rose Klion.
Sylvia was a scholar and a teacher. Raised in Westfield, New Jersey, she graduated with a bachelor and master degree in foreign languages from Barnard College and Columbia University in New York respectively. After graduation from Barnard, she worked as a translator for an export company, transcribing shipping documents into Spanish, Portuguese and other languages. In the early 1960s, she helped to edit a Romanian – English dictionary. Sylvia toured Europe in 1965 researching for her doctoral thesis on Ladino. She taught foreign languages at Riverdell Regional High School in New Jersey, and at Masconomet Regional in Boxford, Massachusetts.
Upon her retirement from Masco in 1975, Sylvia began teaching English to “refusniks” from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). As a volunteer for the last 28 years, Sylvia was a teacher to hundreds of students from Russia, China and elsewhere. Many of these students have become close friends and family. She has edited books and articles for her students, and has lectured on subjects from Judaism to Islam.
Sylvia was always active in the synagogues to which she belonged, and in the local and regional chapters of Hadassah. She contributed to countless charitable organizations, and always had a strong instinct to take part, not stand and watch. Sylvia was an avid reader and collected a large library on many subjects, enjoyed attending the theatre and museums. She was a life-long learner.
Sylvia and her husband Lester opened their home to many people over the years, and she counts her family to include many of these individuals. She made a positive difference in their lives, and she was truly proud of everyone’s accomplishments.
Sylvia is survived by her sons and their families, Stephen and Dr. Joanne Hom Disenhof of Mill Valley, California, and Larry and Gigi (Crossley) Disenhof of Salem. She was very proud of her grandchildren, Corinne, Alexander, Katherine and Jonathan. Sylvia is also survived by her brothers, Sanford (Marilyn) Klion of Florida, and Dr. Frank (Barbara) Klion of New York and Connecticut; her sister-in-law, Miriam (Harold) Moak of Florida; many cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends worldwide whom are considered as family.
The family would like to thank the many caregivers who have aided Sylvia and her family in the last year, including the staffs at Prescott House, Whittier Rehab, Parkland Hospital and Merrimack Valley VNA and Hospice.
A Funeral Service was held September 7 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. Burial followed in Farband Cemetery in Danvers, Massachusetts. Memorial contributions may be made to Shalom Hadassah, 2 Donna Street, Peabody, MA 01960, or Etz Hayim Synagogue, PO Box 1600, Derry, NH 03038. For online condolences, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
State Representative Peter R. Goyette, Jr., 66, a long time resident of Hudson, died unexpectedly on September 5, 2008, at his home. He was the husband of Theresa B. (Coutu) Goyette, with whom he has been married to for 42 years.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on April 13, 1942, he was a son of the late Peter R. and Ellen (McNally) Goyette.
For the last 40 years, Mr. Goyette and his wife Theresa have owned and operated Pete’s Gun and Tackle in Hudson through which they supported the local schools.
A State Representative for the last three terms, Mr. Goyette was willing to help any anyone in need and was very proud to serve the State of New Hampshire as a Representative. Representative Goyette enjoyed voicing his opinion and concerns for the people of his district and was not afraid to go up against big government in Concord to ensure that the peoples’ concerns were heard. The Hudson, Litchfield and Pelham Districts have suffered a big loss.
Mr. Goyette enjoyed hunting all over the United States and Canada and fishing on the Mirimiachi in New Brunswick, Canada for Atlantic salmon. He was a life member of the NRA and the Pelham Fishing Game Club in Pelham. He was a member of the Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, Rotary Club where he sponsored the �Handicap Fishing Day for several years.
He was a communicant of St. Kathryn Church in Hudson.
He was a 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite, for the last six years belonging to the Ancient York Lodge, AF and AM in Lowell, and the Pulpit Rock Lodge, AF and AM in Pelham.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Michelle L. (Goyette) Johnson and Donald A. Johnson of Litchfield; his son, Michael P. Goyette and his longtime girlfriend, Wendy Jacobs of Hudson; four grandchildren, Spencer David (Goyette) Bumford of Malta, New York, and Meagan, Dylan and Brianna Johnson of Litchfield; two sisters, Ellen Graves of Manchester, and Ruth Ann Dunfey of Lowell; his brother, Paul Goyette and his wife Rachel of Wells, Maine; 10 nieces and nephews, and 25 grandnieces and grandnephews. He was a brother-in-law of the late Clark Graves.
A Funeral Mass was held September 10 at St. Kathryn Church in Hudson. Internment was at Linwood Crematory. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central New England Chapter, 101A First Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451. Arrangements were under the care of the McKenna-Ouellette Funeral Home in Lowell.
Sister M. Esther (Constance) Norton, 80, a Sister of Mercy for 60 years, died September 9, 2008, after a brief illness. A native of East Boston, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of William and Ellen (Denning) Norton.
Sister Esther received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in education from Mount Saint Mary College in Hooksett. For 40 years she was a dedicated teacher at Catholic elementary schools in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and California. In New Hampshire, she taught at St. Raphael and St. Catherine Schools in Manchester; St. Mary in Claremont; and St. Patrick in Portsmouth. She was a teacher at St. Ann School in Gloucester, Massachusetts, for 11 years. In 1966, she went to Pacoima, California, where she taught at Mary Immaculate School. She also taught at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Newhall, California before returning to New Hampshire in 1975.
From 1988 until 1994, Sister Esther was a case manager at Elder Services of Merrimack Valley in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She then became a paralegal and senior aide, and later assistant to the director, at the Newbury, Massachusetts, Council on Aging. In June 1998, she received the Senior Aide Community Service Award from Elder Services of Merrimack Valley-Newbury Council on Aging.
From 2000 until her retirement, Sister Esther served as office assistant at Prime Time in Manchester.
Family members include Claire Norton of East Boston, Massachusetts; Sister Denise Bourgeois of Manchester; a niece, Ellen Hattan of Texas; a nephew, Jack Griffin of East Boston; and several grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Sisters of Mercy in Windham at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 12. Burial will be at Saint 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 Street in Salem is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Philip J. Palombi, 85, of Salem, died September 5, 2008, at Salemhaven Nursing Home.
Born and raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, he was the son of Giuseppe and Carmina (Marcello) Palombi. He was predeceased by his wife, Joanne M. (Hause) Palombi, and had lived in Salem for the past 30 years.
He was a retired union pipe fitter and welder. He was a World War II veteran, serving as an Army Corporal in the Asian Pacific Theater. Philip enjoyed flying and was a private pilot. He was a 55-year member of the United Association. He enjoyed reading, cooking, Italian opera and history. He had a great interest in horses and obtained a degree in equine theory. Philip was deeply loved by all of his family and was fondly referred to as “Don Phil.”
He leaves one daughter, Laura Taveras of Salem; two sons, Joseph P. Palombi of Provincetown, Massachusetts, and Philip Paul and his wife Rosanne Palombi of Exeter; and two grandchildren, William and Michael Taveras of Salem.
A funeral service was held September 9 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem; burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view his obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Alice L. (Lacourse) Parent, 84, of Hudson died September 4, 2008, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua surrounded by her loving family.
Alice was born on September 4, 1924, in Lowell, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Alfred and Flora (Marion) Lacourse and was the wife of the late Hector Parent who died in May of 1995 with whom she shared 42 years of marriage.
Alice loved the Red Sox, playing Bingo, going to the IHOP and Ballroom dancing. She was devoted to her family who were most important in her life.
Alice is survived by one son, Gerard Parent of Hudson; six daughters, Lucille Lopez and husband Mike of Hudson, Linda Cummings and husband Ray of Hudson, Cecile Sloper of Nashua, Gloria Nolan and husband Kevin of Concord, Claudette Perry and husband Steve of Hudson and Therese Menard of Hudson; one brother, Donald Lacourse of Franklin, Massachusetts; four sisters, Cecile Lacourse of Dunstable, Massachusetts, Flora Tanguay of Meridian, Indiana, Pauline Lacourse of Hampton Beach, and Claudette Vincent of Dunstable; 19 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Funeral Mass was held in St. Patrick Church. The family requests that donations be made to The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7295. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Charles P. Pelletier, 73 of Salem, died Saturday September 6, 2008, at his home.
Born and educated in Methuen, Massachusetts, he graduated from Central Catholic High School with the Class of 1952. For 45 years he was a systems manager at the Eagle Tribune in North Andover, Massachusetts. He was a member of St. Monica Church in Methuen where he was a Eucharistic Minister and member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. He was a life member of the Knights of Columbus in Methuen. He loved reading, traveling, and especially spending time with his grandchildren.
He leaves his wife of 52 1/2 years, Patricia J. (Loftus) Pelletier of Salem; one son, David P. Pelletier and his wife Christine of Merrimack; one daughter Diane F. Pelletier of Salem; four sisters, Mary Gaudette and Pauline Dawe of Methuen, Sister Claire Pelletier and Sister Theresa Pelletier of Bayview, Saco, Maine; one brother, Richard Pelletier and his wife Pauline of Salem; three grandchildren, Danielle, Nicole and Charles P. Pelletier, II; and many nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated on September 9 at St. Monica Church in Methuen; burial followed in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, c/o St. Monica Church, 212 Lawrence Street, Methuen, MA 01844. Arrangements were under the care of the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home in Methuen.
Sister Virginia Stanton (formerly Sister M. Regis), 84, a Sister of Mercy for 64 years, died September 8, 2008, after a brief illness. A native of Nashua, she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Benson) Stanton.
Sister Virginia held a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and history from Mount Saint Mary College in Hooksett, and a Master of Arts degree in history from the University of New Hampshire - Durham. She taught in Catholic elementary schools in New Hampshire, as well as St. Mary Star of the Sea School in East Boston, Massachusetts. In New Hampshire she was a teacher at St. Mary Academy in Dover; St. Patrick School, Berlin; Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Manchester; St. Rose of Lima School, Littleton; St. Patrick School, Portsmouth; and St. Mary School, Claremont.
In 1974, Sister Virginia began working as an administrative assistant at the Diocese of Manchester in the Office of Community Affairs. She was involved in social justice programs in the schools and was director of the Holy Childhood program. From 1984 until 1993, she served as administrative assistant at Centro Presente in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and at the Center for Religious Development in North Cambridge.
In 1993, Sister Virginia went to Nashua where she gave volunteer service teaching English as a Second Language and adult literacy classes. She was also a volunteer in the Hispanic Ministry in Nashua and at the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.
Family members include Philip McLaughlin of Laconia, Elizabeth McLaughlin and Timothy McLaughlin of Hollis, and Mark McLaughlin of Nashua.
Friends may call at the Warde Health Center, 21 Searles Road, Windham, from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 12. A prayer service will follow at 6 p.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, Sisters of Mercy in Windham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 13. Burial will be at Saint 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 & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, NH is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
Deborah R. (Scott) Ferrick, 49, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, died August 29, 2008, at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, grew up and was educated in Salem, where she graduated from Salem High in 1977. She later attended Northern Essex College in Haverhill, and graduated from Salem State College in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She was a resident of Haverhill for the past 16 years.
Deborah was a manager at Wal-Mart in Plaistow. She attended the Hannah Tenney United Methodist Church in Salem. She loved NASCAR and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.
She was predeceased by her mother, Diane R. (Wilkinson) Valcourt.
She is survived by her husband, Daniel T. Ferrick of Haverhill; four daughters, Jamie McKinney of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Jillian McKinney, Jessica McKinney and Joelle McKinney of Haverhill; her stepfather, Gerald L. “Bud” Valcourt of Salem; her father, Joseph and his wife Jeanne Scott of Pelham; stepsisters, Leslie and her husband Richard Brazil of Salem, and Julianne and her husband Thomas Burd of Durham; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on September 3 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.
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