Obituaries

Patricia (Fox) Audet

Patricia (Fox) Audet, 62, of Sunland Drive, Hudson, died Thursday, August 21, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.  She was born November 25, 1940 in Lawrence, MA, daughter of the late Raymond and Margaret (Frasier) Fox.  Mrs. Audet was pre-deceased by her husband, Donald Raymond Audet, in July of 2002.  She was a graduate of St, Mary's High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

For over 20 years Mrs. Audet and her husband were the owners of Gosselin's Pharmacy in Hudson.  She enjoyed cooking and reading.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include:  three sons and a daughter in law, Christopher and Pamela Audet of Nashua; Terence Audet of Hudson; Matthew Audet and his significant other, Tammy Palmer of Hudson; three daughters and three sons in law, Kerin and David Landry of Auburn, New Hampshire; Kelley and Michael Mack of Nashua; and Kathleen and Brian Soucy of Litchfield; two sisters, Gayle Caruso of Andover, Massachusetts; Colleen Moffett of Massachusetts; 8 grandchildren, Shannon Bellisle and Shawn Bellisle both of Auburn, New Hampshire; Daniel Morse, Meghan Morse, and James Mack, all of Nashua; Zachary Soucy and Kasey Soucy both of Litchfield; and Brianne Audet of Hudson; as well as several nieces and nephews.

The family requests donations be made in Pat's loving memory to St. Joseph Hospital, ICU/ Hospice Center, 172 Kinsley St., Nashua, NH 03060.  To send an online message of condolence, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Homes of Hudson and Nashua were in charge of arrangements.

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Mary S. (LaTulippe) Batura

Mary S. (LaTulippe) Batura, 88, of Andrews Avenue, Hudson died Tuesday November 25, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital.

She was born in Lancaster, New Hampshire on March 24, 1915 a daughter of the late John and Phoebe (Luther) LaTulippe.  She was the widow of Stanislaus Batura who died April 15, 1993.  She was pre-deceased by her first husband Clarence Latulippe who died September 7, 1961.

Mrs. Batura was a longtime resident of Hudson.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Hudson Post 5791 and a member of the Catholic Daughters.  Mrs. Batura was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Mrs. Batura is survived by:  Two daughters and a son-in-law, Helen Richardson of Hudson and Sonjie and Arthur Thomas of Maui, Hawaii; one son and daughter-in-law; Roger and Rosita Lee Latulippe of Hudson; ten grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.  Also several nieces, nephews and cousins

The Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Roland E. Bernard

Roland E. Bernard, 71, formerly of Nashua, New Hampshire died on June 10, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital.  Mr. Bernard was born in Nashua, on September 11, 1931, son of the late Dosthe: and Regina (Desmarais) Bernard.  Most recently, he lived at the New Hampshire Veteran's Home in Tilton, and he had previously lived in the Veteran's Hospital in Manchester and on Fletcher Street in Nashua.

He was the widower of Rita (Morin) Bernard who died on September 9, 1999.

At various times, Mr. Bernard worked for many companies including Ferraflex/Compo, the former Greenridge Turkey Farm, the former Doehlas Greeting Card Company, and the former Sportwell Shoes.

Mr. Bernard loved people, made friends easily, and helped all whom he could.  He was noted for often saying, "Cheer up, better days are coming."  He was a sports enthusiast, especially Nashua High football in the 40's.  He also enjoyed professional boxing and the Boston Red Sox.

During the Korean Conflict, he served in the US Army as an anti-aircraft gunner in the US Theater.  In his early years, Mr. Bernard was an altar boy at St. Louis de Gonzague.

He attended St. Louis grammar and middle school and was a graduate of Nashua Senior High School class of 1950.

Mr. Bernard is predeceased by two brothers, Ernest Bernard and George "Jake" Bernard.

Survivors include:  two sons and two daughters-in-law, Steven and Diane Bernard of Litchfield and Gary and Nancy Bernard of Nashua; 4 grandchildren, David Bernard, Rachel Bernard, Marie Bernard all of Litchfield, and Tyler Bernard of Nashua; three sisters, Lucille Hebert of Merrimack, Theresa Smith of North Carolina, and Irene Bathalon and her husband Roger of Norway, Maine; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

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Exire “Stella” (Cadorette) Bernard

Exire “Stella” (Cadorette) Bernard, 85 of Hudson and formerly of Raymond died Saturday, September 20, 2003, at Integrated Health Services in Derry.

Born May 16, 1918 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late William and Emily (Delarose) Cadorette.  Her husband Arthur E. Bernard and a daughter, Anita Girard, also predeceased her.

Mrs. Bernard was a past member of the Raymond Senior Citizens and an avid bowler.

Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Raymond and Linda Bernard of Beverly, Massachusetts, Norman and Vicke Bernard of Windham, Paul and Elaine Bernard of Danville and Dennis Bernard of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania.  Also one daughter Carolyn Abbott of Hudson and a son-in-law, Paul Girard, of Hudson.  As well as, 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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Rita J. (Boucher) Bishop

Rita J. (Boucher) Bishop, 84, of Charles Street, Hudson, died Friday December 5, 2003 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack.

She was born in Nashua on September 29, 1919 a daughter of the late Ernest and Berthe (Cormier) Bishop.  She was the widow of David P. Bishop who died October 17, 1994.

Mrs. Bishop was a member of the Nashua Senior Center where she was a volunteer helper.  She loved to travel.  Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Bishop had been employed by the International Paper Box Machine Co.  She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Mrs. Bishop is survived by:  One son and daughter-in-law; David and Diana Bishop of Litchfield, two daughters and a son-in-law; Denise Gagnon of Manchester and Carol and Peter Pagan of Hudson, seven grandchildren; Keith Bishop, Kevin Bishop, Kelly Filter, Timothy Gagnon, Derek Gagnon, Heidi Lindbloom and Nathaniel Pagan, eleven great grandchildren; three sisters-in-law; Jane Boucher, Jean Boucher and Marjorie Boucher, all of Nashua.  Also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Leroy "Roy" S. Burke

Leroy "Roy" S, Burke, 69 of Paget Dr., Hudson, died Monday, November 03, 2003 at his residence surrounded by members of his loving family.

Mr. Burke was born on July 16, 1934 in Middleton, Massachusetts son of the late Everett and Ora (Chase) Burke.

Four brothers and two sisters predeceased him.

He was the husband of Mary (McCarthy) Burke to whom he had been married for 50 years.

Mr. Burke was a resident of Hudson for 40 years.

He was a charter member and past president of the Hudson Kiwanis Club.  He owned and operated LS Burke and Sons Painting Company in Hudson before working for Natgun Corp. of Wakefield, Massachusetts for 12 years.

He operated a horseback riding stable on Robinson Road in Hudson where for many years he kept and cared for over 20 animals.

Besides his wife, survivors include: two sons and two daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Linda Burke of Citrus Heights, CA; Timothy and Janet Burke of Paulsbo, Washington; six daughters and five sons-in-law, Shelia and Robert Blackburn of Silverdale, Washington; Teresa and Ned Crowley of Londonderry; Kathleen and Robert Harris III of Citrus Heights, CA; Laura and William Montville of Hilliard, OH; Frances and Lenny Greenwood, of Derry; Susan Burke and her significant other, Richard LaBrie, of Hudson; Four brothers, Charles Burke, William Burke, Wesley Burke, and Joseph Burke; four sisters, Joann Stevens, Pat Raymond, Shirley Sutherland, and Dee Kerivan; seventeen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

At the Family's request, all services are private.  Those wishing to make a donation in Roy's loving memory may do so to the Hudson Animal Control Facility, 6 Constitution Drive, Hudson, NH 03051

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

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Donald O. Chabot

Donald O. Chabot, 69, of Robinson Road, Hudson died Monday, September 15, 2003 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

He was born in Nashua on February 4, 1934, a son of the late Theophutus and Laura (Lemelin) Chabot.  He was the husband of Melanie (Dubois) Chabot.

Prior to his retirement, Grace Millworks and the Nashua Country Club had employed Mr. Chabot.  Mr. Chabot was an avid bowler and was a driver for the American Cancer Society bringing patients to their appointments.

Besides his wife, Mr. Chabot is survived by:  Three sons and two daughters-in-law, Harvey and Deborah Martel of Merrimack; Kevin and Karen Martel of Williamstown, NJ and Michael Chabot of Nashua.  Two daughters: Debbie Oliveira of Lowell, MA and Valerie Niquette of Nashua.  7 grandchildren.  One brother and sister-in-law: J. Paul and Cecile Chabot of Hollis.  One sister, Theresa Denault of Milford.  A good friend, Virginia Chabot of Nashua.  Also several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

The Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Alice Rita Cloutier

Alice Rita Cloutier, 84 of Ferry St., Hudson, died Saturday August 9, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital.  Born August 10, 1918 in Lowell, MA she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (Lacroix) Gagnon.  She was the widow of George Cloutier and was pre-deceased in death by a grandson Brian Cloutier. 

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.  Before her retirement, she was employed at Sprague Electric.  She was a past volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital as well as the Spartan Bingo Hall.  She enjoyed playing bingo at the Spartans Hall and also enjoyed garden work.  She was known to be a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker.

Survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Roberta Cloutier, of Hudson; one daughter and son-in-law, Constance and John Harris, of Freedom, New Hampshire; one sister, Jeannetta McGlaughlin, of Lexington, Massachusetts; Seven grandchildren, Eric Cloutier, of Maryland; Jody Cloutier, of Mass; Michael Holden, of Florida; Jerry Soucy, of Nashua; Wayne Saucy, of Hollis; Tim Saucy, and Wendy Soucy, both of Nashua; 6 great-grand children; several brothers and sisters in law, and many step great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

To send an on-line message of condolence, get directions, or for more information, please go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Homes of Hudson and Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

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Leah Connolly

Leah Connolly, 81, of Nesenkeag Drive, Litchfield, died August 22, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Frieda (Kutchinski) Cohen.  She was the widow of William B. Connolly.

Mrs. Connolly had been employed by Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. of Reading Massachusetts until her retirement.  Prior to moving to Litchfield she had lived in Deltona, Florida.  Mrs. Connolly was an Army Wac during World War II.

Survivors include:  Two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Linda Connolly of Nashua and Francis and Jeannette Connolly of Deltona, Florida; a daughter and son-in-law, Frieda and Paul Balmar of Litchfield; seven grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.

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William Courounis

William Courounis, 70 of B Street, Hudson died Sunday, October 19, 2003 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.

Born November 24, 1932 in Nashua, he was the son of the late James and Lina (Bilodeau) Courounis.  He was the husband of Mabel (Landry) Courounis, of Hudson.

Mr. Courounis enjoyed walking, especially on the beach.  At one time, he was a director for the Hudson Babe Ruth for a number of years as well as a director for Southern New Hampshire Youth Hockey League.  He was an avid fisherman and was a former member of the Lions Club.  He also enjoyed outside yard work.

At one time, he lived in Englewood, Florida.

He was employed at Sanders as a toolmaker and he also served in the U.S. Army.

Besides his wife, survivors include: 5 sons and 1 daughter-in-law, Bradford Courounis, of Nashua, James and Cheryl Courounis, of Pelham, Paul Courounis, of Nashua, Scott Courounis, of New Jersey, and Chris Courounis, of Hudson, with whom he lived.  He also had 2 daughters, Debra McGowan, of Keene, and Kimberly Taylor, of Goffstown.  Also 1 stepson, Howard Ives, of Hudson.  He had one brother, Anthony Courounis, of Nashua and 3 sisters, Julie Pitarys, Dianne Jambard, and Libby Vales, all of Nashua.  Several in-laws, 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins, also survive him.

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

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Richard Louis Denis

“Devoted Family Man and Football Enthusiast”

Richard Louis Denis, 63, of Highland Street, Hudson died Tuesday October 21, 2003 at the Merrimack Hospice House after his battle with cancer.  Born November 13, 1939 in Nashua, he was the son of the late Emile and Anna (Turcotte) Denis.  He was the husband of Claudette C. (Lemieux) Denis, of Hudson with whom he had been married for 43 years.  One brother, Rene Denis, 2 half brothers, Conrad and Lucien LaFrance and one sister, Rachel Landry, predeceased him.

He was a communicant of St. John Evangelist Church.

Mr. Denis was a Nashua native and a resident of Hudson for 35 years.  His hobbies included watching football on TV, hunting as well as all outdoor sports.  He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman.  He also enjoyed spending time with his family.  He attended Nashua High School.  He worked as a sheet metal mechanic for Tri-Jay Inc. for 30 years, retiring in 2002.  He served in the National Guard and was a member of the American Legion in Manchester.

Besides his wife, survivors include two sons, one daughter-in-law Peter Denis of Hudson and Kyle R. and Tracy Denis, of Amherst.  Three sisters, Rose Dussault, of Nashua Florence Denis of Nashua and Claire Stuart of Brookline, New Hampshire.  A granddaughter Nicole J. Denis of Amherst, as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

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Nadine K. (Dotts) Doucet

Nadine K. (Dotts) Doucet, 79, of Lowell Road, Hudson and formerly of Ohio and Washington, D.C. died Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at the Fairview Nursing Home.

She was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio on July 8, 1924 a daughter of the late Charles Orrie and Mildred Mary (McKnight) Dotts.  She was the wife of Phillipe P. Doucet.

Mrs. Doucet has been a resident of Hudson for the past six months moving from Chambersburg, PA where she resided for over 20 years.  She attended schools in New Philadelphia, OH graduating in 1942.  She attended the University of New Mexico after serving in the U.S. Navy Waves during WWII being stationed mostly in Washington, D.C.  Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Doucet had been employed as a bookkeeper with Spun Steel Inc. in Ohio and with McArdle Printing Co. in Washington, D.C.

Besides her husband of 58 years, Mrs. Doucet is survived by:  One sister, Nalta Jayne Blind of Louisville, O.H.; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Althea and Maurice Levesque of Nashua; also, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday in the Actil-Rochette Funeral Home in Nashua at 10:00 a.m.  There will be no visiting hours. 

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Normand A. Dube

Normand A. Dube, 82 of Kenyon St., Hudson died Monday, June 23 at his home.

Born November 28, 1920 in Hudson, he was the son of the late Arthur L. and Bertha L, (Manier) Dube.  Two brothers and a sister also predeceased him: Edward J. Dube in 1979; and Roland G. Dube in 1998; and Anita Darling in 1988.  Mr. Dube was the husband of Doris J. (Trembley) Dube, of Hudson.

Mr. Dube was previously employed as a foreman for Gregg &. Son.  He had also been employed at Triangle Pacific and Lockwood Manufacturing as a cabinet-maker and woodworker.

Mr. Dube was a lifelong resident of Hudson and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was a founding parishioner of St. John the Evangelist and served as an usher for many years.

Mr. Dube enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Besides his wife, survivors include:  one son, Dennis R. Dube of Hudson; two daughters and one son-in-law, Kathleen J. Dube and AnnMarie and "Gil" Kenneth Gilman, all of Hudson; one sister and brother-in-law, Julia and Romeo Gendron, of Hudson; three grandchildren, Dennis R. Dube, Keith Gilman, and Jennifer Gilman, all of Hudson; two great-grandchildren, Alysa Dube and Devin Dube, both of Hudson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated in St. John Evangelist Church on Thursday, June 26 and burial took place in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Nashua.

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Homes in Hudson and Nashua are in charge of arrangements.

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Lorraine S. (Janvrin) Dumas

Lorraine S. (Janvrin) Dumas, 65, of Highland Street, Hudson died Friday, October 24, 2003 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.

She was born in Seabrook on September 29, 1938 a daughter of Elizabeth (Phelps) Janvrin and the late George Janvrin.  She was the widow of Aime Dumas who died January 12, 1991.

Mrs. Dumas enjoyed doing word searches and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Dumas is survived by:  Her mother; Elizabeth Janvrin of Pelham, one daughter Amy Urbanowicz of Hudson, three grandchildren Tasha, Stanley, and Gregg Urbanowicz, four brothers and a sister-in-law; George Janvrin of Jay, Florida, Robert and Sandra Janvrin of North Conway, Wilson Janvrin of Dracut, Massachusetts and Gary Janvrin of Manchester, two sisters and a brother-in-law; Ginger and Bruce Sutcliffe of Hudson and Evelyn Janvrin of Pelham, also several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

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Jeanette Marie (Pelletier) (Lemire) Duval

Jeanette Marie (Pelletier) (Lemire) Duval, 83 of Charles Bancroft Highway, Litchfield, died Saturday, August 2, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

Mrs. Duval was born July 23, 1920 in Phillipsburg, Quebec, Canada, daughter of the late Salluate and Regina (Rivard) Pelletier.

Her first husband, Rudolph Lemire, who died in 1951, as well as her second husband, Noel Duval who died in 1994, predeceased Mrs. Duval.  5 brothers also predeceased her.

She was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  Mrs. Duval worked for many years at a local Green House and was a resident of Litchfield for over 40 years.

Mrs. Duval enjoyed gardening and cooking, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include:  one son and one daughter in law, R. Paul and Catherine Lemire of Litchfield; two daughters and two sons in law, Rose and Jean Riendeau of Hudson; Claire and Edgar Donah of Litchfield; three brothers, Aldore Pelletier and John Pelletier, both of Castleton, Vermont; Clement Pelletier of Springfield, Vermont; two sisters, Rose Harvey of Castleton, Vermont; Cecile Dion of St. Augustine, Florida.; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grand children, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

To send an online message of condolence or for more information, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Homes of Hudson and Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

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Jeanette (Beane) Edwards

Jeanette (Beane) Edwards, 73, of Tate Street, Hudson, died Saturday, May 17, 2003 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua.

Born March 3, 1930 in Arlington Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Christine (Babine) Beane.

Mrs. Edwards was the wife of David Edwards of Hudson.  She was predeceased by three brothers, Donald Beane, Edgar Beane, and Clifford Beane, Jr., also one sister, Marie Ouellette.

Mrs. Edwards enjoyed boating on Lake Winnipeasaukee, camping, and traveling to Disney World with her family.  She was deeply devoted to her three grandchildren and loved spending time with them.

Besides her loving husband, survivors include: one daughter and one son-n-law; Renee and Steven Jarvis of Hudson, one brother; Wayne Beane of Lee New Hampshire, four sisters; Eleanor Russell of Yupica California, Lorraine LePage of Rumford Rhode Island, Muriel Cynewski of South Hampton New Hampshire, Nance Arseneau of Amesbury Massachusetts, three grandchildren; Kyle, Noah, and Tessa Jarvis all of Hudson, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Homes of Hudson and Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

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Robert William Frenette, Sr,

Robert William Frenette, Sr, 84, of Bible Hill Rd., St. Jahnsbury, VT and formerly of River Rd., Hudson, died Friday, April 25, 2003 at the Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua.

Mr. Frenette was born November 25, 1918 in Hudson, son of the late George and Laura (Roy) Frenette. He was the widow of Gertrude (Castonguay) Frenette.

Mr. Frenette resided in Hudson for many years before moving to St. Johnsbury, VT five years ago. He was previously employed at Improved Machinery in Nashua.

Mr. Frenette enjoyed gardening and golfing, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family, He was predeceased by two brothers, Eugene and Harvey Frenette, and five sisters, Eva Ducharme, Violet Dumas, Rita Burns, Regina and Irene Frenette.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter in law, Robert William Frenette, Jr. of Hudson, William Robert and Susan Frenette of Amherst, three daughters, Peggy Kennicott of Waldorf, Maryland,, Jean Frenette of Merrimack, and Patricia Frenette of St. Johnsbury, VT. Three brothers and a sister in law, Leo and Helen Frenette, Henry Frenette, and Roger Frenette, all of Hudson, as well as four grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, Those wishing to make a donation in Robert's loving memory may do so to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054. To send am online message of condolence, please go to www.dumontsullivan.com

The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Homes of Hudson and Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

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Barbara A. Fuller

Taught in Hudson for 40 years

Barbara A. Fuller, 89, of Concord, died Friday, October 3, 2003 at Havenwood-Heritage Heights in Concord.

Ms. Fuller was born April 10, 1914, in Amherst, daughter of Philip R. and Bertha A. (Hubbard) Fuller.  She lived in Hudson most of her life.

She taught in the Hudson school system for 40 years in the fifth and sixth grades and in junior high until becoming a teacher at Alvirne High School in 1951 when the school opened.  She retired in 1974.

In 1958, Ms. Fuller received the New Hampshire Teacher of the Year award given by the New Hampshire Federation of Women's Clubs.  In 1974, she received the Hudson Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year and in 1981 the Community Citizen Award presented by the Hudson Grange.

She was involved in the American Youth Foundation (Camp Merrowvista) as camp counselor for many years and a life member of the advisory committee, the Hudson 4-H Club, the Hillsborough County Extension Service and an active member of the Hudson Fort-nightly Club and General Federated Woman's Club.  After retirement, she remained active in the clubs and was an Alvirne Trustee.

Ms. Fuller was educated in Hudson and Nashua schools.  She received her bachelor's degree in education from Keene Teachers College and her master's in education from Fitchburg (Mass) State College.

Survivors include a sister, Ruth G. Somes of Concord and several cousins.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Havenwood-Heritage Heights.

The Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of arrangements.

A scholarship fund has been set up in her name at Citizens Bank on Lowell Road in Hudson. 

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Leonard Raymond Gagne

Leonard R. Gagne, 63 of Page Road, Litchfield died Tuesday, October 7, 2003 at Southern NH Medical Center. 

He was born in Nashua on April 29, 1939 a son of the late Napoleon and Beatrice (Gauthier) Gagne.  He was the husband of Vesta (Nicholson) Gagne.

Fletcher Granite in Chelmsford, Massachusetts had employed Mr. Gagne.  Mr. Gagne loved his Harley and was an avid rider.  He was pre-deceased by a son, Ricky Gagne, two brothers, Donald Gagne and Roger Gagne and a sister Carmen Smith.

Besides his wife, Mr. Gagne is survived by:  two sons; Roger Gagne of Greenville and Randy Gagne of Manchester, one daughter; Lisa Duclos of Nashua, one grandson, twelve step-grand daughters and two step-great grand daughters; four step-sons; Ronald Couch and his wife Donna, Patrick Couch and his wife Holly, William McKnight all of Nashua and Walter McKnight of Concord, one stepdaughter; Lucille Towson of San Diego, CA, one brother and sister-in-law; Alan and Debbie Gagne of Nashua, also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Anctil-Rochette & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Doris A. (Haskins) Gagnon

Doris A. (Haskins) Gagnon, 82, of 203 Lowell Road, Hudson, died at a local healthcare facility on Wednesday morning August 6, 2003.

Mrs. Gagnon was born in Nashua, on November 19, 1920, a daughter of the late Asa and Jennie (Tupper) Haskins.  She had lived in Hudson for a short time and was a longtime resident of Litchfield.  She had also lived in Nashua.

At one time, Mrs. Gagnon had worked as a self-employed hairdresser.  She also was a waitress for the former Priscilla's Tea Room in Nashua and the Hudson White Cross.  She then worked as an assembly worker for many years at Sprague Electronics and Centronics Corporation until her retirement.

Mrs. Gagnon was a member of the Litchfield Historical Society and a board member of Pinecrest Cemetery in Litchfield for many years.  She enjoyed baking, knitting, and her family.  She was also known for her crème puffs.

She attended Litchfield Community Church, Presbyterian.

She was a graduate of Nashua Senior High School.  She also attended Hairdressing School.

She was predeceased by two brothers Leonard and Ronald Haskins, two sisters and their husbands, Olive and Arnold Campbell and June and Elton Jarvis

Survivors include:  Two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Betty Conaty of Hudson and Joe and Jane Conaty of Hudson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jamie Plumley of Hudson and Linda and David Sperberg of Litchfield; a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Haskins of Mesa, Arizona; two sisters-in-law, Stacia Haskins of California and Delores Haskins of Arizona; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua, was in charge of arrangements.

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Gertrude Hammond

Gertrude "Geri" Hammond, 92, of 74 Central Street, Hudson, died at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center late Tuesday evening, June 10, 2003.

She was born in Wilmington, Massachusetts on September 12, 1910, a daughter of the late Charles R. and Bertha L. (Bisbee) Harris, Senior.  She was a longtime resident of Hudson.  In 1940 after the birth of their first child, she and her husband bought their home on Central Street, which at the time was a 100 year-old home. Prior to which she had lived in Randolph and Brookfield Vermont as well as Glenns Falls, New York.

Mrs. Hammond was the widow of Leon G. Hammond, her husband of 67 years, who died on April 29, 2003. They were married on March 24, 1936.

Mrs. Hammond began working as in the payroll department at Nashua Corporation after returning from college.  She also worked for Sprague Electric as a secretary, before becoming the first secretary to the Town of Hudson.  She was also the secretary for the Chamber of Commerce in Hudson.  She had also assisted as a dispatcher for the Hudson Fire Department and was a secretary for the Hudson Police Department.

She always considered herself the support member of any group or activity of which she was involved, even though everyone agrees, they also felt she was much more.  For many years, she was also a member of the Hudson Historical Society, and she served on the Board of Directors and was also the Treasurer of that organization.  She was also active in many various aspects for Old Home Days.  She and her husband were very active in the New Hampshire Winnebago Club and enjoyed traveling in their motor home.  They had met many friends during their travels and many of whom visited from time to time.  They had made several trips to the Coral Gables area in Florida.

She was a very active member of the Hudson Baptist Church.  She and her husband were key people for the church's ham and bean suppers.  She loved the church fairs and was always busy helping wherever she could.  She was also a member of their BAFTA Club (Be a Friend To All).  She attended the Hudson Community Church and the Nashua Baptist Church, prior to transferring her membership to the Hudson, Baptist Church.  While a member at the Hudson Community Church she belonged the fortnightly Club and the Alethea Women's Club.

Mrs. Hammond was a graduate of Nashua High School, Class of 1928.  Following her graduation she had attended a two-year school in Providence, Rhode Island.  Her early education included attending a one-room schoolhouse in Brookfield, VT and schools in Randolph, VT and Glenns Fall, New York.

She was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy B. Harris.

Survivors include:  a son, David G. Hammond of Plymouth, MA; a daughter, Nancy Lee of Melbourne, FL; a granddaughter, Margaret Ellen "Meghan" Hammond, who is attending college in Baltimore, MD; two nephews Robert Hammond of Ayer, MA and Mark Stratton of Pelham, NH; two nieces, Joyce Davis of North Carolina, and Pamela Minkler of Utah; a sister, Shirley B: Fielding of Utah and a brother, Charles R. Harris, Jr. of Manchester, NH.

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

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Chance M. Healey

Chance M. Healey, 3-month-old son of Rhiannon (Piper) Hayward and Michael P. Healey of Goffstown, New Hampshire, died unexpectedly at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester on November 13, 2003.  He died of an unknown heart defect.

Besides his parents, he is also survived by:  a brother, Gabriel and a sister, Austin; his grandparents, Dean and Robin Piper; his uncle, Johnathan Piper of Weare, New Hampshire; his paternal grandparents, Anne and Austin L. Healey; two aunts, Tracy and Kelly of Manchester; his great grandparents, Darlene Piper of Litchfield and Harry Piper of New Boston, New Hampshire; two aunts, Charlene (Piper) Punski and Darlene (Piper) Merchant; his uncle, William Merchant and several cousins, all from Hudson.

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Margaret (Livingstone) Hegarty

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Margaret (Livingstone) Hegarty, 93, of Lowell Road, Hudson died Thursday, May 15, 2003 at the Fairview Nursing Home.

She was born in Joggins Nova Scotia, Canada on January 5, 1910 a daughter of the late Frederick and Florence (Porter) Livingstone.  She was the widow of James J. Hegarty who died in 1977. 

She was a longtime resident of Hudson.  Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Hegarty had been employed by the Boston Insurance Co.  She loved family, nature and music.  She was a communicant of St. Kathryn Church.  Mrs. Hegarty was predeceased by: three brothers, Harold Livingstone, Hartland Livingstone and George Livingstone and one sister, Clara Gillis.

Mrs. Hegarty is survived by:  Three sons and a daughter-in-law; James J. and Marilyn Hegarty, John M. Hegarty all of Jackman Maine and Gerard Hegarty of Laurel Maryland, one daughter and son-in-law; Ellen and Leo G. Lebel Jr. of Hudson, 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, one sister-in-law; Colette Livingstone of Nashua, a half sister; Melva and Buddy Carabin of Cape Britain, Nova Scotia, also several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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Joel Stanley Hughes

Joel Stanley Hughes, 58 of Boylston Terrace, Amherst, New Hampshire died Sunday October 26, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua,

Born January 31, 1945 in Somerville, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late John Stanley and Louise Catherine (Marques) Hughes.  He was thehusband of Mary Ann (Davey) Hughes, of Amherst.  A brother, John Stanley Hughes, predeceased him.

Mr. Hughes was employed as General Manager and Vice President with Hello Direct.

Besides his wife, survivors include: one son Scott Hughes, of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts; one daughter Debra Jane Hughes of Windsor, CT, three brothers, and four sisters-in-law, Wayne Patrick and Eileen Hughes of Port Lucie, Florida, Daniel and Cheryl Hughes of Andover, MA, Lawrence and Dianne Hughes of Tewksbury and Mary Hughes of Billerica, MA. One grandson Samuel Richard Bisson of South Windsor, CT as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

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Robert A, Jacques

Robert A. Jacques, 81 of Hudson, died Saturday December 13, at Community Hospice House.

He was born January 4, 1922 in Rochester, New Hampshire son of the late Joseph Arthur and Alvina (Perusse) Jacques.  He was also pre-deceased by several brothers and sisters.

He was a well-known high school football player.

Mr. Jacques served in the US Army during WW 11, serving in the Artillery battalion for anti-aircraft.  He received numerous medals including Good Conduct Medal, Victory medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater campaign Ribbon, American Theater Campaign Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Service Star.  He worked for 32 years for American Airlines in fleet service.

Survivors include:  His wife, Annette Jacques, of Pelham; Two sons and daughter-in-laws, Robert B. and Colleen Jacques, of Franklin, NH; Ronald E. and Cheryl Jacques, of Greenfield, Indiana; his daughters, Renee D, Jacques and Lei Marchand, both of Hudson; another daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda C. and Jeff Tobin, of Pelham; several grandchildren including Kathryn Tobin, Amanda Tobin and Jillian Tobin, all of Pelham; two great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

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Janice D. Johnson

Janice D. Johnson, 50, of 976 Main Street, Waltham, formerly of Hudson, and Townsend, Massachusetts, died unexpectedly Friday, November 28, 2003 at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington after being stricken ill earlier that day.

Miss Johnson was born, in Owensboro, KY, May 15, 1953, a daughter of Benjamin C. and Betty J. (Jackson) Johnson and grew up in Townsend.  She resided several years in Hudson, before moving to Waltham three years ago.

She is survived by:  Her father and step mother, Carol Johnson of Greensboro, NC, her mother of Townsend, two sisters; Helen Butler of Texas, Connie Eyles of Townsend, three brothers, Michael Johnson of California, David Johnson of Texas, Vincent Johnson of Leominster and several nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Benjamin R. Johnson who died in 1998.

She was a 1971 graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School in Townsend where she played the clarinet in the school band.  She received her undergraduate degree in History and Languages from the University of Lowell, and continued to the University of New Hampshire where she received her master’s degree in Business Administration.  She then continued to Fitchburg State College where she received a bachelor’s degree in Education Administration and most recently this past May received a bachelors degree in law from Suffolk University, Boston.

For the past three years she was employed as a security officer at Securitas Company in Burlington.  Prior to that she worked as an industrial technician for the Raytheon Company in Bedford and Waltham.  She also taught several classes as a substitute in the Boston and Lowell Public Schools Systems as well as the Massachusetts Correctional Institute, Shirley.

A licensed real estate broker in the state of New Hampshire, she owned and operated the Puffin Realty Company in Hudson, New Hampshire.  She was a member of the Fortnightly Club in Hudson.

She enjoyed writing and had several of her works published.  She also enjoyed painting, scuba diving and playing tennis.

Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.  There are no calling hours.

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James “J.K.” Keene

James “J.K.” Keene, 84, of Ridge Avenue, Hudson and formerly of Lowell MA, died Monday, April 7 at the Northwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lowell.

Mr. Keene was born February 13, 1919 in Lowell MA, son of the late James F. and Margaret (Lyons) Keene.

He was the widower of Mary (Harwood) Keene, who died in 1997. 

Mr. Keene was a former member of the Dracut Boy Scouts Troop 44, as well as a member of the Lowell Lodge of Elks.

He retired from Frank P. McCartin, where he was employed for 38 years.

Mr. Keene loved spending summers in Gilmanton New Hampshire. 

He was predeceased by one sister, Doris Fitzpatrick and three brothers, Harold, Frank B. and John R. Keene.

Survivors include one brother, Raymond F. Keene of Hollywood FL, four sisters, Helen Pardoe of Osterville MA, Mildred Beary of Gilmanton NH, Rita M. Sconza of Lowell MA, Ann Moreau of Hollywood FL, long- time caregiver, Holly Whittaker of Hudson, as well as several dear nieces and nephews.

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

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Rachel J. (Levesque) Laliberte

Rachel J. (Levesque) Laliberte, 76, of St. Hollbrook Terrace, Pembroke Pines, Florida and formerly of Hudson and Merrimack, died Tuesday, July 2 at the Memorial Pembroke Hospice.

She was born in Nashua on July 29, 1927 a daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Levesque.  She was the widow of Lucien H. Laliberte who died in 1981.  She was a long time resident of Hudson and Merrimack, moving to Florida 25 years ago.  She loved to travel to visit her family.  Mrs. Laliberte was a volunteer at the golf and tennis Club in Pembroke Florida.  She was a communicant of St. Boniface Church in Florida.

Mrs. Laberte is survived by:  six sons and three daughters-in-law; Richard and Kathleen Laliberte of Hudson; Paul Laliberte of Brattleboro, Vermont; Donald Laliberte of Nashua; Gerry and Shannon Laliberte of Woodenville, Washington, David and Deborah Laliberte of Orlando, Florida and Bruce Laliberte of Randallstown, Maryland. 

She is also survived by: fifteen grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; one sister, Olivette Lefebvre of Nashua; two brothers and a sister-in-law; Noel Levesque of Albany, New Hampshire and Armand and Theresa Levesque of Nashua; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

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Teofila Laquio

Teofila Laquio, 80, of Timothy Lane, Hudson died Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at her home. 

She was born in Dipolog, Philippines on July 22, 1923.  She was the widow of Claudio Laquio.

Mrs. Laquio was a longtime resident of Hudson and was a communicant of St. Kathryn’s Church.

Mrs. Laquio is survived by:  Five sons, Wilfredo Laquio, Arthur Laquio, Romeo Laquio, Claudio Laquio and Rolando Laquio all of the Philippines; five daughters, Erlinda Oprisio of Tampa, FL, Virginia Laquio of Hudson, Esterlita Leach of Wichita, KS, Janet Laquio and Cheryl Laquio both of the Philippines; 28 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Georgette (Benjamin) Luciano

Georgette (Benjamin) Luciano, 71, of Frenette Drive, Hudson, died Sunday, October 5, 2003 at St, Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

She was born October 4, 1932 in Providence, Rhode Island, daughter of the late Arthur and Aurora (Belanger) Benjamin.

Mrs. Luciano was the wife of Alphonse Luciano of Hudson.

She enjoyed crossword puzzles and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides her husband, survivors include:  Two sons and one daughter-in-law, Al Luciana of Fall River, Massachusetts, and Arthur and Pauline Luciano of Hudson; one daughter and one son-in law, Jeannie and Rick Archambault of Colebrook, New Hampshire; one brother, Arthur Benjamin, Jr. of Tiviton, Rhode Island; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

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

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Jack P. Muskiewicz

Jack P. Muskiewicz, 56, of Henry Dr., Hudson, died Wednesday, April 9, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on April 22, 1946 in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, son of Paul Muszkiewicz of Grand Rapids Michigan and the late Jean (Wysocki) Muszkiewicz.

Mr. Muskiewicz was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  He was a graduate of the University of Michigan, Class of 1969.  Mr. Muskiewicz was a Process Engineer for 30 years at Hampshire Chemical before his retirement in 2001.  Mr. Muskiewicz loved gardening and watching sports.  His greatest joy was taking walks on the beach or cruising with Marion, his wife of 33 years.

Besides his father, survivors include his wife, Marion (Schulz) Muskiewicz of Hudson, a son, Stephen Muskiewicz of Merrimack, a daughter, Kristina Muskiewicz of Waltham MA, a brother and a sister-in-law, Robert and Sandra Muszkiewicz of Scottsdale, Arizona, four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Margaret and Barry Leib of Lady Lake FL, Susan Clements of Grand Rapids Michigan, Cynthia and Radall Ruwersma of Cedar Springs Michigan, Christine and Steven Derezinski of Middleville Michigan.  Also several nieces, nephews, and cousins,

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson on April 22, at 5:00 p.m.  All are invited to attend.  Donations may be made in Jack's loving memory to either the PSP Society, Woodholme Medical Building, Suite 515, 1838 Greene Tree Road, Baltimore MD 21208 or St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library St., Hudson NH 03051.  To send an online message of condolence, please go to www.dumontsullivan.com

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

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Louis Francis Mustone

Louis Francis Mustone, 54 of Bonnie Lane, Hudson died Thursday, October 2, 2003 in Pelham.

Born May 21, 1949 in Framingham Massachusetts, he was the son of Louis Anthony Mustone of Springhill Florida and son of the late Dorothy (Haley) Mustone.  He was the husband of Bonnie (Riehl) Mustone, of Hudson with whom he had been married for 30 years.

Mr. Mustone was a communicant of St. John Evangelist church.He grew up in Framingham, Massachusetts and attended St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Anesthesia for Registered Nurses in Providence Rhode Island.  He worked for many hospitals in the Boston Area and worked for St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua from 1987 – 1999.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Hudson.  He was a proud member of the NRA and enjoyed sharing this hobby with his friends.  He held a special place in his heart for Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson and Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua.  He was a loving husband and was his wife Bonnie’s best friend and had many friends that were dear to him.

Besides his wife and father, survivors include:  Two daughters, Heather and Kelly Mustone, both of Hudson; one brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Debbie Mustone of Saratoga Springs New York; in-laws, William and Gladys Riehl of Clinton Ontario Canada; three brothers-in-law, Robert Riehl of Ben Miller Ontario Canada; Douglas Riehl of Bayfield Ontario Canada and Larry Riehl of Cambridge Ontario Canada and one sister-in-law, Brenda Fitzsimmons of Bayfield Ontario Canada.  Survivors also include: one great-niece and one great-nephew as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

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Catherine Klimas Roby

Catherine Klimas Roby, 89, of Hudson, New Hampshire died at home on October 19, 2003 after a brief illness.  Mrs. Roby was born in Gardner, Massachusetts on May 5, 1914, daughter of the late Alexander and Anna (Zedalis) Klimas.  She was the widow of Howard H. Roby.  Catherine was a member of the Hudson Seniors.  She knitted countless pairs of gloves, hats and mittens that she donated to the Seniors Craft Fairs.  She was well known for her paintings of New England and the seashore.  She was an avid reader and especially loved books about Australia.  Mrs. Roby eagerly shared the fruits, vegetables and flowers that she grew in her gardens, and could often found working in her yard.  She is survived by two sisters; Mary Lindquist and Nellie Donah; two sister-in-law, Stella Klimas and Isabelle Klimas; several nieces, nephews; and special friends.  A graveside service was held on Thursday, October 23, at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Ledge Road in Hudson. 

Memorial donations may be made in her name to Home Health and Hospice, Hospice Home Care Division, 22 Prospect Street, Nashua, NH 03060.  The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements.  To view the on-line memorial, send a condolence, or for more information, go to www.csnh.comRegards,Michele Phaneuf-Plasz

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Timothy R. Sabol

Timothy R. Sabol, 38 of Old Fort Lane, Dunbarton, New Hampshire died Saturday, October 18, 2003 at University Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

Born December 9, 1964 in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the son of Ronald H. and Claire (Beaupre) Sabol of Brookline New Hampshire and husband of Sharon (Othot) Sabol or Dunbarton, New Hampshire.

Mr. Sabol received a BS degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Industrial Engineering and also a Masters degree in Business Administration from Plymouth State University.

He was employed as a sales manager for Roadway Express. 

Tim was an extraordinary man who savored life.  He was passionate about sports and loved cooking for a crowd.  He also enjoyed camping with family and friends and relaxing on his boat.  Tim loved having fun and making sure everyone around him was having fun too.  More than anything, he cherished, adored and celebrated his family and friends.  All who knew him appreciated his compassion and kindness.  His life was too short, but his legacy of love and laughter will live on forever and he will be greatly missed.

Besides his wife and parents, survivors include:  1 brother and sister-in-law, Ronald M. and Darlene Sabol of Warwick, Rhode Island; 1 sister and brother-in-law, Michelle and Karl Dowling of Brookline; 3 other brothers-in-law, Steven Othot of Wilton, Jason Othot and Brian Othot, both of Nashua; and 1 niece and 3 nephews.

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

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William J. Sawicki

William J. Sawicki, Jr. 68, of Clark Street, Hudson, died Tuesday, May 27 at his residence.  He was born February 18, 1935 in Nashua, son of Mary (Grosky) Sawicki of Hudson and the late William Sawicki, Sr. 

Mr. Sawicki was the husband of Marjorie (Prouty) Sawicki of Hudson.  He was a lifelong resident of Hudson.

Mr. Sawicki retired from the US Army following 20 years of service and receiving two Bronze Stars.  He worked for Pinkerton Security for 15 years as a security guard.

He and his wife were owners of Marge and Bill’s Groceries and Gifts in Washington, New Hampshire and they loved spending time at Highland Lake. 

Mr. Swicki also received a degree from CASS Flower School in Watertown Massachusetts.  He previously taught CCD at St. Stanislaus Church in Nashua. 

Mr. Sawicki enjoyed traveling and watching television and he had a passion for cars.  Mr. Sawicki will be remembered by many as a classic Santa Claus look-a-like.

Survivors include his wife, Marjorie (Prouty) Sawicki of Hudson; his mother, Mary (Grosky) Sawicki of Hudson; and many dear friends.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Nashua is in charge of arrangements.

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John J. Sears, Jr.

John J. Sears, Jr., 62, of Old Derry Road, Hudson, died unexpectedly Sunday, November 9, 2003 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry. 

Mr. Sears was born August 26, 1941 in Springfield, Massachusetts, son of the late John Jr., and Mary (Burke) Sears.

He was the Husband of Susan (Maki) Sears, to whom he had been married for 31 years.

Mr. Sears lived in Hudson for the past 25 years.

He worked for McKesson in Methuen, MA for 32 years, prior to his retirement two years ago.

Mr. Sears was a member of the Springfield MA Elks Lodge 61 for 32 years.  He was also a member of the Carbon Scrapers Car Club.

He was a loving family man whose greatest joy was spending time with his granddaughter.

Besides his wife, survivors include: two daughters, Lisa Sears and her fiancé Jose Santiago of Londonderry, and Kimmy Sears of Hudson; one granddaughter, Mackenzie Ryan Santiago of Londonderry; one sister Rita Lynch and her husband Kevin of Springfield, MA; one Aunt, Terry Sears of Ludlow, MA; a mother-in-law and a father-in-law, Sylvester and Lucille Maki of Chicopee, MA; four sisters-in-law, Carol Corriveau and her husband Rick of Chicopee, MA; Lynn Lesser and her husband Phil of Agawam, MA; Debbie Maki of Chicopee, MA, and Joanne Hill of Springfield, MA; one brother-in-law, David Maki of Holyoke, MA; three nephews, Tom Lynch and John Lynch, both of Springfield, MA, and Joshua Lesser of Agawam, MA; two nieces, Emily Corriveau and Madeline Corriveau, both of Chicopee, MA; also, many cousins and many dear friends.

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

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Helen (Karlonas) Settle

Helen (Karlonas) Settle, 80 of Iris Path, Hudson died Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at the Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua.

She was born May 13, 1923 in Nashua, daughter of the late Adolfas and Mary (Barisaihuti) Karlonas.

Mrs. Settle was the widow of James E. Settle, Jr., who died in November of 2002.

She was predeceased by a son, James W. Settle in February of 2001, and also by several brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Settle was a former parishioner of St. Casmir’s Church.

During World War II, she was an employee of St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua where she worked as a CNA.

She enjoyed gardening and nature.

Survivors include one son, John Settle of Derry, one daughter and one son-in-law, Mary Louise and Halton Woods of Amherst, five grandchildren, Christopher Settle of Camp Lajoun, NC, Jennifer Settle of Lock Haven, PA, Patricia Woods of Milford, Christine Godbois and Michael Woods, both of Wilton, NH, one great-grandchild, Tyler Santinelli of Milford.

Those wishing to make a donation in Helen’s loving memory may do so to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054.  To send an online message of condolence, please go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Leonce A. Sirois

Leonce A. Sirois 91, of Third Street, Hudson died Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.

He was born August 2, 1912 in Canada, the son of the late Joseph and Alphonsine Sirois.

Mr. Sirois was the husband of Beatrice (Charran) Sirois, of Hudson, to whom he had been married for 53 years.

He was a communicant of St. John Evangelist Church.

Mr. Sirois served 3 years in the Canadian Merchant Marines during WWII.  He moved to the USA, from Canada in the late 1940's.

During his lifetime he held numerous occupations including wilderness guide, lumberjack, stonemason, and most recent being a machinist and crane operator for many years at Ingersoll Rand.

In his retirement he enjoyed woodworking, traveling, playing cards, and oil painting.

He was a man devoted to the needs of his family and will be remembered by those who knew and loved him for his kindness, optimism, and joie de vivre.

Besides his wife, survivors include:  one son, Raymond Sirois, of Hudson; 3 daughters and 2 sons-in-law, Carol and Donald Lavoie, of Nashua; Linda and Gary Douville, of Chester, New Hampshire; and Jane Matson, of Derry, New Hampshire; one brother, Thomas Sirois, of Milford, New Hampshire and a half sister, Sr. Muriel Martin, of Canada.  Survivors also include 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.

Those wishing to donate in Leonce's loving memory may donate to the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd. Nashua, NH 03064.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson, is in charge of arrangements. 

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Nancy A. Smart

Nancy A. (Morey) Smart, 67, of Page Road, Litchfield died Wednesday, July 2 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.  Born May 18, 1936 in Hudson, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Rose Anna (Levesque) Morey and wife of Clifton Smart, of Litchfield.

At one time, Mrs. Smart worked at the former JF Mcellwain Company.  She was a lifetime member of the Club Social.  Her hobbies included dancing, bingo, bowling and western music.  Besides her husband, survivors include one sister, Arlene Morey, of Laconia New Hampshire.

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

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Michael R. Thibodeau (Fanning)

Michael Thibodeau (Fanning), 17 of Eayers Pond Rd., Hudson, died Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at his home.

He was born July 25, 1986 in Lowell, Massachusetts.  His paternal grandfather, Alfred Thibodeau, predeceased him.

He was a senior at Alvirne High School.  His hobby was racing go-karts and he recently raced in the Cocoa Cola 100, placing 3rd.  He enjoyed racing go-karts with his sister Kaylee.  He was active in sports especially baseball.  He recently worked for Spring Hill Catering.

Survivors include:  his parents Diane P. (Robson) and Kevin M. Fanning, of Hudson with whom he lived, as well as Raymond and Wendy Thibodeau, of Wilson, North Carolina.  Also, four sisters, Nicole Diane Thibodeau, Heather Marie Thibodeau, Ashley Diana Fanning, and Kaylee Maxine Fanning, all of Hudson.  His maternal grandparents, Raymond and Ethel Robson, of Wilmington, Massachusetts, and his paternal grandmother, Ruth Thibodeau of Pepperell, MA. One great grandmother Goldie Creamer of Chelmsford, MA. A step-grandfather C. Gerald Fanning of Billerica, MA.  His future brother-in-law, Richard Leduc, of Hudson, as well as his girlfriend, Shannon Mikenas.  A special family friend Brian Ethier as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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

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Stephen L. Trzos

Stephen L. Trzos, 73, of Hudson, died Monday, July 21, at the Concord Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire.

Born November 3, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Steven and Frances (Ryczek) Trzos.

He was predeceased by his wife, Pauline (Pelkey) Trzos, in December of 1990.  He was also predeceased by two brothers, Ted and Stanley Trzos.

Mr. Trzos was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  He was a longtime member of the Hudson American Legion Post 48 and served in the Korean Conflict.

Prior to its closing, Mr. Trzos was employed as an Assistant to the Lion Tamer at Benson’s Wild Animal Farm.

Survivors include: one son, Stephen M. Bennett of New York; one daughter, Sharon Bangs of Hudson; one sister, Jeanette Primeaux of Texas; 5 step sons, Michael Abbott, Thomas Abbott, and William Abbott all of Hudson; James Abbott of North Carolina; Gerald Abbott of Nashua; 3 step daughters, Donna Abbott of Hudson; Paula Drouin of Tilton; and Gail Owens of Connecticut.  Survivors also include two grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

All funeral services for Mr. Trzos are private and will be held at the convenience of the family.  To send an online message of condolence to the family, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Homes of Hudson and Nashua are in charge of arrangements.

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Ruth (Pearson) Vallone

Ruth (Pearson) Vallone, 81, of Riverview Circle, Litchfield NH, died Saturday, April 5 at her residence surrounded by loving family members.

Mrs. Vallone was born November 6, 1921 in Beverly MA, daughter of the late Herbert and Pearl (Harlow) Pearson.

She was the wife of Luigi Vallone of Litchfield NH.

Mrs. Vallone lived the majority of her life in Hamilton MA before moving Litchfield.

She was an artist who loved to paint and enjoyed creating gourmet meals in her kitchen.  She was also a seamstress who made bridal gowns and baptismal outfits for family and friends.

Mrs. Vallone always had an open door and a kind word for everyone and loved to be in the company of her family.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Hazel DiDonato and Merle Blodgett.

Besides her husband, survivors include:  one son and a daughter-in-law, Francis Angelo and Wilma Vallone of Knoxville TN, six daughters and sons-in-law, Antoinette and Joesph Paulin of Bartlett NH, Louise Iola and Robert Henderson of Glen NH, Anna Marie and John Cram of Litchfield NH, Christine and Steven Hadley of Salem MA, Lucia and Anthony Picanso of Rowley MA, Alexandra and Guy T. Bellino of Auburn NH, a sister-in-law, Joan Vallone of Beverly MA, as well as 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

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Alida H. (Dielemans) Weergang

Alida H. (Dielemans) Weergang, 91, formerly of Will Street, Nashua and former resident of Hudson, died Friday, November 21, 2003 at the Hillsborough Nursing Home.

Born September 20, 1912 in Schiedam, Netherlands, she was the daughter of the late Martinus and Joahanna (van Beesten) Dielemans and widow of the late Wouter Weergang.

Mrs. Weergang was a world traveler and also traveled throughout America.  She was also an avid gardener.  She attended two U.S. presidents’ inaugurals in Washington, D.C., which included President Ronald Reagan and President George H. Bush.

Her name is in the immigrant wall of Honor at Ellis Island.  She was a former member of the New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women’s Club and a former member of the Christen Women’s Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Alida Weergang, of Hudson and one niece and several nephews of the Netherlands.  Also, very dear friends, the Charbonneau family of Hudson, the Wollenhaupt family of Hudson, the West family of Litchfield and the Dodds, of Maine.

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

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