Obituaries

Bertha (Hardy) (Gowing) Anderson

Bertha (Hardy) (Gowing) Anderson, 84, of Gatewood Manor, Nashua died Thursday, March 25, 2004 at community Hospice in Merrimack.

Born March 24, 1920 in Durham, NH she was the daughter of the late Robert and Bertha Etta (Moore) Hardy.  She was the widow of Alfred Anderson who died in 1991.

She attended Community Church in Hudson and was a former Superintendent of Sunday School.

At one time she was employed at Sanders Associates, was a former cook at Alvirne High School and Dr. H.O. Smith and also worked with her brother Edward growing carnations.

Her hobbies included playing dominoes with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed hiking, was an animal lover, and was known to have a green thumb.  She also attended Bible Study weekly at Gatewood Manor.

Survivors include one son, Frederick Gowing, of Hudson, three daughters, Mary L. Chapman, of Sunnyvale, CA., Eleanor Freeman, of Hudson, and Susan A. Stone, of Nashua.  Also five brothers, Albert Hardy, of Louisville, KY., John Hardy, of Hudson, Richard Hardy, of NY, Edward Hardy, of Nashua, Charles Hardy, of Hudson and two sisters, Helen Schafer, of Port Charlotte, FL and Margaret Stevens, of PA.  Also seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Service was celebrated on Monday at 10:00 am in the First Church of Nashua, 1 Concord St., Nashua, NH 03060.  Visiting hours were Sunday from 2 – 6 pm.  Burial was in Hills Farm Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Anderson’s memory to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook, Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054.  To send an on-line message of condolence, or for more information, please go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Clyde Phillip Balevre

Clyde P. Balevre, 55, of Hickory Street, Hudson died Saturday May 8 at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, after a very courageous and lengthy battle with leukemia. 

Mr. Balevre was born in Plainfield, New Jersey on February 25,1949 a son of Barbara (Mouncy) Balevre of Milford and the late Frank Balevre. 

He was the husband of Anne (Parent) Balevre whom he married in August of 1986 at Alvirne Chapel.  Mr. Balevre was a longtime resident of Hudson and was an active communicant of St. Kathryn Church where he had a special involvement in the First Communion program. 

For many years, Mr. Balevre worked in service management in various manufacturing companies.  Most recently he was self-employed as a consultant.  He had served in the Army National Guard. 

Mr. Balevre had an incredible sense of humor and his ability to make everyone laugh will always be remembered by the many people who knew and loved him.  His positive attitude and love of life shone through in anything that he set out to do, including the battle he faced with cancer.  His hope was to beat the disease and ultimately help others facing the same illness. 

Clyde will be deeply missed by the many people who loved him.  He enjoyed boating with his family and fishing with his eleven-year-old son, Steven.  Clyde, Steven, and Anne spent their weekends and vacations during the past 5 summers on their 28-foot Bayliner at Mountain View Yacht Club in Gilford, New Hampshire.  They made many special friends and treasured each moment there.  During the winter months, they enjoyed skiing together. 

Besides his mother and his wife, Mr. Balevre is survived by; three sons; Michael Balevre of Wichita, Kansas, Daniel Balevre of Hollis, and Steven Balevre of Hudson; one daughter; Jennifer Pagach of Hudson, Massachusetts; three granddaughters; Brittany, Victoria and Molly; three brothers and sisters-in-law; Frank and Gerry Balevre of Methuen, Massachusetts, Gary and Evelyn Balevre of Georgetown, Texas and Dana and Jeannie Balevre of Green Bay, Wisconsin; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to a fund established for the benefit of Steven Balevre.  The donations should be made payable and sent to Suzanne Landry, 7 Todd Road, Nashua, New Hampshire 03064 or in his memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute C/O Dr. Richard Stone, 44 Binney Street, Dana 840, Boston, MA 02115. 

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Donald Arthur Berard

WW II Veteran - Newspaper Man

Donald Arthur Berard, 79, of Abbott Street, Hudson died Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Born May 27, 1924 in Nashua, he was the husband of Margaret Mary (Mahoney) Berard, of Hudson with whom he had been married for 53 years.  They were married on May 7, 1949 in Nashua.  He was the son of the late Leon Arthur and Clarice Mary (Marquis) Berard.

Mr. Berard was educated in the Hudson grammar school system and was a graduate of Nashua High School, class of 1943.  Four days after graduating High School, he joined the U.S. Navy, Armed Guard and performed active service in the North Atlantic and Mediterranean Theatre.  His unit provided air and sea protection to Merchant Marine convoys on routes such as New Orleans to Murmansk, Russia in deep winter.  These units sustained the highest casualties in naval service.

He was honorably discharged in San Francisco in March 1946, his last post after being en route to the Pacific Theatre.

Upon being discharged, he returned to Hudson and joined the Naval Reserves in June 1946 and started work at the former Osgoods Hardware in Nashua and then onto Hill Bros. Nurseries of Litchfield.  He then started work at the Nashua Telegraph Publishing Co. in 1949 as a typographer apprentice under the G.I. Bill.  While working at Hills Bros. he met his future wife, Margaret Mary Mahoney, of Manchester at the time.  He retired from the Telegraph in 1991 having served as chapter steward to the International Typographical Union and helped implement the industry switch from “hot” type to “cold” type at the Telegraph.

He was also a carpenter, woodworker and framer by upbringing.  He general contracted the Hudson home in 1955 with family trades.

Mr. Berard enjoyed bowling leagues with co-workers and friends.  He also kept large produce gardens, built furniture and clocks, enjoyed socializing, vacation travel, reading, and crossword puzzles.  He also enjoyed his family, nurturing his sons' outdoor life being actively involved in Cub and Boy Scouts, and taking carloads of kids on sledding, skiing, and swimming trips.  His quiet demeanor, helpful nature, integrity, and always-positive disposition will be greatly missed.

Besides his wife, survivors include:  Two sons and one daughter-in-law, Kevin Donald Berard and his wife Amy, of Goffstown, and Leon Michael Berard, of Manchester; also one brother and one sister, George Berard, of Nashua, and Gladys Dumont, of Litchfield; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

To send an on-line message of condolence, or for more information, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.

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Robert L. Boucher

Robert L. Boucher, 55, a resident of Hudson, died Thursday January 8 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire.  He was the beloved husband for 32 years of Mary E. (Shanahan) Boucher.

Born in Lowell on May 31, 1948, a son of the late Louis Boucher and Rose (Rousseau) Boucher and stepson of Rosemarie (Dery) Boucher of Dracut.  He received his education in the Dracut school system and was a graduate of Dracut High School class of 1966.  He also earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Fitchburg State College in Fitchburg and a Masters degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

An honorably discharged veteran, Mr. Boucher served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Prior to his illness he was employed as an elementary teacher for the Wilmington School System for 28 years. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, camping and spending summers at Totem Pole Park in Freedom, New Hampshire.

He was a communicant of St. Kathryn Church in Hudson, a member of the Massachusetts Teacher's Association, the Wilmington Teacher's Association, and the Totem Pole Park Association in Freedom, New Hampshire.

In addition to his wife and stepmother Mr. Boucher is survived by:  two children, Jonathan R. Boucher and Bethany L. Boucher, both of Hudson; a brother Kenneth A. Boucher and his wife Gail of Aiken, SC; a sister Gail Howard and her husband Edward of Hampton, New Hampshire; his mother-in-law Claire Shanahan of Dracut; two brothers-in-law Paul Shanahan and his wife Donna of Pelham, New Hampshire and James Shanahan of Dracut; several nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends.

The Dracut Funeral Home in Dracut, Massachusetts is in charge of arrangements

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Shirley (Duncklee) Breen

Shirley (Duncklee) Breen, 77, of Derry Lane, Hudson, died Monday, June 28, 2004, at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.  She was born May 21, 1927, in Nashua, daughter of the late Merton and Clara (Harvey) Duncklee.  Mrs. Breen was the wife of John Breen of Derry Lane in Hudson.

Mrs. Breen was employed with the former Ingersol Rand Company where she worked as a bookkeeper for 48 years. 

She was previously a member of the Daughters of the Civil War, Treasurer of IMCO Retirees, and was the Assistant Treasurer of the Hudson Seniors.

Mrs. Breen loved reading and enjoyed traveling.

She was predeceased by five brothers, Richard H. Duncklee, Irving L. Duncklee, Gerald R. Duncklee, Merton L. Duncklee, Charles F. Duncklee, as well as by one sister, Virginia Duncklee Boucher.

Besides her loving husband, survivors include one son and a daughter-in-law, Michael D. and Deborah Breen of Sanford, Michigan; one brother-in-law, Roger M. Boucher of Hudson; and one sister-in-law, Rose Duncklee of Fall River, Massachusetts; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Those wishing to make a donation in Shirley’s loving memory may do so to the Hudson Seniors Building Fund, 5 Jackson Drive, Hudson, New Hampshire 03051.

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

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Donald W. Capone

Donald W. Capone, 78, of Melba Drive, Hudson, died Saturday, December 20, 2003 at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua.

Born in Revere, MA April 28, 1925, he was the son of the late Angelo and Florence (Sarne) Capone.  He was the husband of Vivian K. (Hammett) Capone of Hudson.

Mr. Capone was a graduate of Revere High School and was an Army Veteran of World War II.  Before his retirement he was an Insurance Underwriter for Kemper Insurance for 37 years and most recently worked part time for Hannaford’s Grocery store in Hudson.

Mr. Capone at one time was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Wilmington, MA.  Mr. Capone enjoyed golfing, painting, horseshoes, cribbage and fishing.

Besides his wife survivors include:  sons and daughters-in-law Donald W. and Terry Capone of Texas, Peter B. and Carrie Capone of Ashby, MA, Paul D. and Melanie Capone of Hudson, a daughter and son-in-law, Susan M. and William Fanjoy of Hudson, a brother, John Capone of Revere, MA and a sister Jean Picardi of Edgewater, FL, also sixteen grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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Louis T. Cecere

Louis T. Cecere, 21, of Derry Road, Hudson died Monday, January 5, 2004 in Lebanon, New Hampshire following a snowboarding accident, which occurred while attempting a jump at the Loon Mountain Snow Boarding Park on Saturday.

He was born September 25, 1982 in Lawrence, MA son of Louis A. and Beth (Treversy) Cecere of Hudson.

Louis was a 2001 graduate of Alvirne High School, were he was Class President his sophomore and junior years as well as a varsity football player.  He also played Pop Warner Football for Hudson.  He was an avid skateboarder and snowboarder and even snowboarded Tuckerman's Ravine.

Louis most recently attended UNH in Durham and previously attended Middlesex junior College as well as Hesser College in Dover.

He was a free spirit, known to many as a "Momma's Boy," who lived life to the fullest, always had a smile for everyone, and appreciated each day as though it would be his last.

He was predeceased by his Nana, Dorothy Cecere.

Besides his parents, survivors include:  one brother and one sister-in-law, Tuftonboro Chief of Police Andrew and Debi Shagoury of Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, three sisters and one brother-in-law, Kristine Cecere Spagnuolo and John Bowden of Dover, New Hampshire, Ashleigh and Ron Jr., Murdock of Dover, New Hampshire, Bethellen Cecere of Hudson, a paternal grandfather, William Cecere of Ladylake, FL, a maternal grandmother, Lee Lomdard of Nashua, four aunts and two uncles, Ann and Roger Livermore of Nashua, Elaine DeMatteo of Ladylake, FL, Billy and Theresa Cecere of California, Dorothy Howes of Tampa, FL, two Nephews, Kevin Shagoury of Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, and his Godson Ronald Murdock III of Dover, New Hampshire, five nieces, Nicole Shagoury, Cheree Shagoury, Amanda Shagoury, Hannah Shagoury all of Tuftonboro, New Hampshire, and Gwendolyn Bowden of Dover, New Hampshire, also many cousins, several special friends: Mawan Awwad, Larry Nesky, Justin Minnahan, Derek Christler, Scott Sulfridge, Nick Roketenetz,, Andy Hazleton, Matt Cardin, Amanda Thorton, and Jean Nichols, as well as many other very dear friends.

A Funeral Service will held at the Church of the Good Shepard, 214 Main St., Nashua on Friday at 1:30 p.m.  All are invited and may meet at the church.  Burial will be in Hills Farm Cemetery, Hudson.  In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made in Louis' loving memory to the Parents for Guidance Scholarship Fund, Alvirne High School, c/o Mike Dolphin, 200 Derry Rd., Hudson, NH 03051.  To send an online message of condolence, please go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Geraldine Chaplick

Geraldine Chaplick, 83, of Alvirne Drive, Hudson, died Thursday, January 29, 2004, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.

Born June 13, 1920 in Windsor, Vermont, she was the widow of Frank George Chaplick who died May 16, 2003, and to whom she had been married for 60 years.  She was the daughter of the late Jasper and Sally (Fitts) Lovett.

Mrs. Chaplick was a member of the Hannah Dustin Quilting Guild of Hudson.  Her hobbies were quilting as well as traveling, boating, and swimming.  She enjoyed spending time at her cabin up at Lake Ossipee in Freedom.  A lot of the quilting work she had done was for the purpose of donating to premature infants, homeless people, and terminally ill children.  She also volunteered her time at hospitals as well as donated caps she had hand made to premature infants.  A lot of her handmade quilts were donated to David’s House in Hanover.

She also enjoyed her husband, children, and life in general.  She was involved in social groups with people that had her same interests and she was known as a “Social Butterfly”.

Survivors include a son, James Chaplick of Nashua, a daughter, Carol Chaplick of Hudson with whom she lived.  Also a nephew, Dana Lovett of Bourne, Massachusetts; four nieces, Ann Laird of San Mateo, California; Barbara Sheehan of Worcester, Massachusetts; Sabra Morneault of Oakdale, Connecticut; and Sally Lovett of New Hampshire; as well as a cousin, Ron Brown of Hudson.

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

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Stewart Hall Coe

Stewart Hall Coe, 80, of Meadowlark Drive, Hudson, died Tuesday, March 16 at his residence. 

Mr. Coe was born January 3,1924 in Fayetteville, New York.  He was the son of the late Alfred L. Coe and Pearl Coe Nichols.  He was the husband of Anne (Jamrogiewcz) Coe of Hudson. 

Mr. Coe was a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force, having served his country for over 27 years.  After retiring from the Air Force, he worked for Kollsman in Merrimack.  He was a past member of the Fayetteville Methodist Church, and enjoyed bowling and fishing. 

Besides his wife, survivors include two daughters and two sons in law, Cynthia Ann and Richard Meischeid of Jacksonville, Florida, and Carolyn and Michael Hardy of Hudson, two granddaughters, Heather Hardy and Tara Hardy, both of Hudson.  One brother, George Hardy of Sonora, California, one niece, Deborah Gosselin of Manchester, one nephew, George Coe of California, as well as several sisters in law and brothers in law. 

There are no funeral services.  Burial will be held at a later date.  Those wishing to send the family a message of condolence may do so at www.dumontsullivan.com; The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson, is in charge of arrangements.

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Sophie (Wolczok) Corosa

Sophie ('Walczok) Corosa, 81 of Riverside Drive, Hudson, died Tuesday, January 13, at the Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua.

She was born in Nashua, on March 16, 1922, daughter of the late Peter and Mary (Vilbick) Wolczok.

Mrs. Corosa was the widow of Vito P. Corosa who died in July of 1997.

She was also predeceased by two brothers, Peter Wolczok and John Wolczok.

Mrs. Corosa was previously employed by Jackson Mills in Nashua and was one of the fist 25 people to be employed in Nashua by Sanders Associates.  She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include:  one son and one daughter-in-law, Michael and Rose Ann Corosa of Hudson; one grandson, Daniel Corosa of Hudson; two nieces; one nephew; several great nieces; as well as many cousins.

Those wishing to make donations may do so in Sophie’s loving memory to the Hudson Seniors Building Fund, c/o Lucille Boucher, 5 Jackson Drive, Hudson, NH 03051.  To send an online message of condolence or for directions, please go to www.dumontsullivan.com.

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

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Marguerite B. (Laplante) Cote

Marguerite B. (Laplante) Cote, 76, of Litchfield, and formerly of Gordon Street in Nashua died January 5, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital.

She was born in Bedford on September 28, 1927 a daughter of the late Alfred and Elina (Duperron) Laplante.  She was the wife of Omer Cote of Litchfield.

Mrs. Cote was a longtime resident of Nashua moving to Litchfield three months ago.  She had been employed by the former Producer's Dairy, and Pandora's for many years, and prior to her retirement in 1993 she had been employed by Sprague Electric.  Mrs. Cote loved knitting and sewing.  She was a communicant of St. Christopher Church. 

She was predeceased by:  four brothers, Emile Laplante, Henri Laplante, Lucien Laplante, and Joseph G. Laplante, also four sisters, Marcelle Morgan, Maria Laplante, Anita Moffette, and Lorraine Richard.

Besides her husband of 57 years, Mrs. Cote is survived by:  one daughter and son-in-law; Diane and Paul Lozeau of Litchfield, two grandchildren; Christine Estes and her husband Stephen and Kevin Lozeau and his wife Megan, two great grandchildren; Megan and Michael Estes, two sisters and a sister-in-law; Juliette McCoo and Theresa and Roland Duhaime all of Manchester, one brother; Gennain and Elsie Laplante of Manchester, also several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

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Arthur F. Dolan

Arthur F. Dolan, 66 of Stoney Lane, Hudson died Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at his home after a brief illness.

Born April 5, 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts and he was the son of the late Arthur J. and Estelle M. (Fitzgerald) Dolan.  He was pre-deceased by one brother, David Dolan and one sister, Carlene Donna Dolan.

Mr. Dolan was employed as a computer operator at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.  He was a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Londonderry.  He was an avid record collector and enjoyed country gospel music.  He also served in the U.S. Army.

Survivors include:  his wife, Gail E. (Field) Dolan, of Hudson; three daughters and three sons-in-law; Lisa and John Anastas, of Hixson, Tennessee; D. Carlene and Michael Shores, of Poolesville, Maryland, and Valerie and Jeff Moore, of Raymond, New Hampshire; three brothers, James Dolan, of Waltham, Massachusetts; Donald Dolan, of Port Charlotte, Florida; and Thomas Dolan of Fredericksburg, Virginia; one sister, Maureen Stevens, of Port Charlotte, Florida and 5 grandchildren as well as many close friends.

A Memorial Mass was celebrated in the Victory Baptist Church in Londonderry on February 21.  There were no visiting hours.  A private burial was held at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Dolan’s memory to Victory Baptist Church Building Fund, 78 Litchfield Road, Londonderry, NH  03053.  To send an on-line message of condolence, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Debra A. (Dupont) Dougherty

Debra A. Dougherty, 44, of Elmwood Drive, Hudson died Saturday March 27, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born November 21, 1959 in Nashua, she was the daughter of the late George Dupont and Victoria (Paquette) Dupont, of Dalton, NH and formerly of Hudson.

Mrs. Dougherty was employed as a sales clerk for GNC.

Besides her mother, survivors include her husband, Paul M. Dougherty, of Hudson.  Also one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Kim Rhodes, of Hudson and one step-daughter, Kristle E. Dougherty, of Brookline, NH.  Also one brother, George Dupont Jr., of Dalton, NH as well as three sisters, Lisa Dumont and her companion, Michael Haley, of Hudson, Dorothy Dupont and Donna Dupont, both of Dalton, NH.  Also four grandchildren as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There was no funeral service.  Memorial visitation hours were Thursday from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson, NH.  To send an on-line message of condolence, or for more information, please go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Adam Daniel Dubowik

Adam Daniel Dubowik, 23, of Derry Road, Hudson, died suddenly Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

He was born June 5, 1981, in Nashua, son of Dan and Judith (McDonough) Dubowik of Hudson.

Adam was a graduate of Alvirne High School Class of 1999.  He enjoyed playing basketball and softball and was employed by Dubowik Excavation and Equipment Sales in Londonderry.

He was pre-deceased by his maternal grandparents, Coleman, Sr., and Margaret (Kearney) McDonough, and his paternal grandfather, Peter Dubowik.

Besides his loving parents, survivors include three brothers, Jake Dubowik, Ben Dubowik, and Brian Dubowik, two sisters, Danielle Dubowik and Audrey Dubowik, all of Hudson, a paternal grandmother, Rita T. Dubowik of Hudson, 11 aunts and uncles, and many cousins. 

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

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George Edward Duffy

George Edward Duffy, 74, of Woodcrest Drive, Hudson, died Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Mr. Duffy was born June 8, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts, son of the late George and Frances (Robinson) Duffy.

He was the husband of Lois (Robinson) Duffy, of Hudson.  Mr. Duffy was previously married to Barbara A. (Farrell) Duffy, who died on September 11, 1987.

Mr. Duffy was a parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  He was a graduate of Boston University and a WWII veteran, having served in the Navy.

Mr. Duffy was a previous member of the Cable TV Pioneers as well as the AOH of Nashua.

Besides his wife survivors include:  one son and one daughter-in-law, Tom and Donna Duffy of Hollis; two grandchildren, Meghan Duffy and Michael Duffy, both of Hollis; one step-daughter, Michelle Keegan of Southborough, Massachusetts; eight step-grandchildren, Love Fargolo of Providence, Rhode Island; Jessica Keegan, Rachel Keegan, Michelle Keegan, Gabriel Keegan, Alexander Keegan, Nickolas Keegan, and Issac Keegan; and one step-great-grandchild, Tyler Fargolo of Providence, Rhode Island.

Those wishing to make donations may do in George's loving memory to American Cancer Society, Gail; Singer Memorial Bldg., 360 Route. 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH, 03110.  To send an online message of condolence, go to www.dumontsullivan.con.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Lionel “Leo” Frenette

Lionel “Leo” Frenette, 82, of Dumont Road, Hudson, died Tuesday, June 29, 2004, at the New Hampshire Veteran’s Home in Tilton.

He was born on October 16, 1921, in Hudson, the son of the late George and Laura (Roy) Frenette.  Mr. Frenette was the husband of Mrs. Helen (Gagnon) Frenette of Hudson.

He was a World Ward II veteran having served in the Army. Mr. Frenette received the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, and the Silver Star.  He was also a member of the American Legion Hudson Post 48 and VFW Nashua Post 483.

Mr. Frenette previously owned Hudson Auto Body and later Town Auto Body, which he closed upon falling ill.  He also worked part time with his sons in Frenette Brother’s Inc.

Mr. Frenette will be remembered for his magnetic personality and was known as” Leo the Lion” for his outdoor ability in the Great Northern  Woods.

He was an avid outdoorsman who was a member of the Hudson  Fish and Game Club, was considered a great hunting and fishing partner, and enjoyed inventing things such as his infamous “six wheel drive.”

He enjoyed playing horseshoes and most of all, spending time with his family and friends. 

He was predeceased by a daughter, Rosemary Theriault; three brothers, Eugene Frenette, Harvey Frenette, and Robert Frenette, Sr.; also by five sisters, Val Ducharme, Irene Frenette, Regina Frenette, Violet Dumas, and Rita Burns. 

Besides his loving wife Helen, survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, John “Mandoe” Frenette, Dana and Janet Frenette, Dennis and Ellen Frenette all from Hudson.  One daughter, Donna Frenette of Hudson.  Two brothers, Roger Frenette and Henry Frenette, both of Hudson.  Ten grandchildren, Dawn Lee Dubois and Clifton Dubois, both of Merrimack; Carrie Ann Willey of Nashua; Malinda Frenette of Hudson; Kristin Emerson and Stephanie Emerson both of Hudson; Nicole Frenette, Megan Frenette, Chantel Frenette, and Shannon Frenette, all of Hudson, ass well as six great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library Street, Hudson.  All are invited and may meet at the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson, at 9:15 a.m.  Viewing hours will be on Friday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.  To send an online message of condolence or for directions, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of the arrangements.

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Leon J. Gosselin

Leon J. Gosselin, 68, of Hudson, died Sunday, April 25, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Gosselin was born September 19, 1935, in Ste. Ephrem DeBeauce, Quebec, Canada, son of the late Gedeon and Alice (Poulin) Gosselin.

He was the husband of Helene (Roy) Gosselin of Hudson, with whom he would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary of May 19.

In his earlier years, Mr. Gosselin enjoyed brook fishing, camping with his family, and boating.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  When spending time with his family, he loved playing board games and cards.

Mr. Gosselin was predeceased by three brothers and one sister.  Besides his wife, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Jerrilyn Gosselin of Nashua, and Yves and Valerie Gosselin of Hudson.  One daughter and son-in-law, Lynne and Tom Bannworth of New Providence, New Jersey; one brother, Robert Gosselin; eight sisters, Yolande Bilodeau, Gilberte Lacasse, Therese Carrier, Cecile Bizier, Francine Couture, Fernand Veillieux, Laurence Couture, and Colette Fortin, all of Canada; as well as 11 grandchildren and 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 Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements. 

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Jonathan P. Gove

Jonathan P. Gove 23, of Sand Hill Road, Hudson, died Friday morning from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Jonathan was born in Berlin, New Hampshire on January 24, 1981.  He is the son of Lester and June (Heino) Gove of Hudson.

He was a 1999 graduate of Alvirne High School, he received is associates degree from Horrey Georgetown College, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, his BA from Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach and was attending classes towards his MBA at Southern New Hampshire University.  Jonathan was working in sales at Marvin Window and Door of Amherst while going to school.  He was a communicant of St. Kathryn Church in Hudson.

Jonathan enjoyed the outdoors and was active in fishing, golfing, hiking, boating, and snowboarding.  He also enjoyed spending time at the ocean.  He also bowled with the Tuesday Industrial League in Nashua.

Jonathan was a very caring, considerate and sensitive individual that set his goals high and achieved them.  He was always sending cards to his family and friends with personal notes.  He enjoyed being with his family and friends the most.

Besides his parents he is survived by a sister Megan Gove of Hudson; his maternal grandmother, Rita Ouellette Gove of Hudson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

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Dorothy E. (Demanche) Hirth

Dorothy E. (Demanche) Hirth, 60, of 1 Buttonwood Lane, Merrimack, New Hampshire died on Sunday afternoon, May 9, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

She was born in Nashua, New Hampshire on August 6, 1943, a daughter of the late George and Helen (Poliquin) Demanche.  She had been a resident of Merrimack since October of 1996, prior to which she had resided in Nashua, New Hampshire.

She was the wife of Bermard P. Hirth Sr. whom she married on January 30, 1960.

At one time, Mrs. Hirth was a self-employed hairdresser and also worked at Benchmark.  Most recently, she had worked at Locheed Martin as a solderer.

Mrs. Hirth loved her grandchildren.  She enjoyed the beach, camping, crocheting, and computer games.  Her patron saint was St. Jude.

She was a graduate of Nashua High School and Michael’ Beauticianary School in Boston. 

She was pre-deceased by a brother, George Demanche.

In addition to her husband of 44 years, survivors include:  four sons and daughters-in-law, Bernard P. and Svetlana Hirth Jr. of Port Richey; Florida; Andrew P. and Donna Hirth of Hudson; Gary J. and Denise Hirth of Derry; and Phillip G. Hirth of Merrimack; eleven grandchildren, Bernard P. Hirth III, Nicholas Hirth and Nick Bartov all of Port Richey, Florida; Jason Hirth, Jacob Hirth, and Jonathan Hirth all of Hudson; Keith Hirth and Krystal Hirth both of Derry; Dana Hirth, Natasha Hirth, and Shane Hirth all of Merrimack; a sister and brother-in-law, Yvette and Robert Marquis of Merrimack; sisters-in-law and brothers-in law, Jean and Robert Howe of Goffstown; Karen Wisnosky of Hudson; and Jerry Lawrence of Burlington, Vermont; a father-in-law, John P. Lawrence, former Hudson Selectman; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Pauline (Shorey) Howe

Pauline (Shorey) Howe, 92, of Megan Drive, Hudson, died late Wednesday night, February 25, 2004, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born November 15, 1911 in Lowell, Maine, daughter of the late George and Besse (Cunningham) Shorey.

Mrs. Howe was the widow of Reverend Harvey M. Howe, whom she married on October 17, 1931 in Mars Hill, Maine.  He was the founding Pastor of the United Pentecostal Church of Hudson, and Superintendent of Central New England District of the United Pentecostal Church, International.  Reverend Harvey M. Howe died in December of 1985.

Mrs. Howe graduated from Howland High School at Howland, Maine, Class of 1930.  Except for a brief period in Southington, Connecticut, she lived in Maine until moving to Manchester, in 1957.

Since 1965, she has lived in Hudson, and was a member of the Hudson United Pentecostal Church, where she served as Church Treasurer for over 30 years.  For many years she also taught Sunday school classes and worked closely with her husband in various church activities.

She loved her family and enjoyed caring for them, along with entertaining the many guests who visited her home. She was especially known for her homemade rolls, doughnuts, and date crumbles.  She enjoyed reading and knitting mittens for her grandchildren.

Mrs. Howe was predeceased by:  two brothers, Walter Shorey and Clifford Shorey; as well as by five sisters, Pearl Shorey, Jennie Willet, Lucy Shorey, Thelma Trundy, and Erma Hilchey.

Survivors include: four sons and three daughters-in-law, Delmont H. and Sandra Howe of Fort Smith Arizona; Reverend David L. and Jane Howe of Hudson, with whom she lived, Reverend Paul E. and Deborah Howe of Nashua; and James P. Howe of San Mateo, Florida; three daughters and three sons-in-law, Lois P. and Oscar Chandler of Manchester New Hampshire; Mary L. and Richard Dame of Hudson; Phyllis E. and Allen Merchant of Addison, Maine; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Marion and Ernest Cook of Auburn, Maine and W. Leota Peavey of Cointh, Maine; two sisters-in-law, Ellen Shorey of Bangor, Maine and Patricia Shorey of Bristol, Connecticut; as well as 28 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

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Normand L. Landry

Normand L. Landry, 76, of Lowell Road, Hudson died January 11, 2004 at the Fairview Nursing Home.

He was born in Nashua on April 14, 1927 a son of the late Noel C. and Marie J. (St. Onge) Landry.  He was the husband of Diane (Caron) Landry of Peterborough.

Mr. Landry was a longtime resident of Nashua and was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.  Mr. Landry had been employed by Gregg and Sons, and prior to his retirement, Triangle Pacific.

Besides his wife, Mr. Landry is survived by:  Three daughters and two sons-in-law; Joyce and Wayne Nadeau, Lisa Ricard and her fiancé, Richard Clark Jr. all of Hudson, Denise and Robert Morgan of Jacksonville, NC, two sons; Brian Landry and Gerard Landry both of Hudson, five grandchildren; Andrew Ricard, Danielle Ricard, Jason Kierstead, Gregg Kierstead and Keeley Greenleaf, three great-grandchildren, two brothers; Robert Landry of Hillsboro and Raymond Landry of San Jose, CA, one sister and brother-in-law; Priscilla and Donald McMullin of Florida, a brother-in-law; Douglas Carroll of Nashua, also several nieces, nephews, and cousins

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

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Robert Oliver Law

Robert Oliver Law, 79, of Blackstone Street, Hudson, died early Monday, February 9, 2004 at his home, surrounded by his loving family members.  Born on October 24, 1924 in Manchester, New Hampshire, he was the son of late Robert E. and Blanche (Roy) Law.  He attended Saint Joseph School for Boys and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, and later received his MBA from New Hampshire College, where he was the oldest in the class, being 67 years old.

He was the husband of Rita (Plourde) Law of Hudson, to whom he has been married for 56 years.  Law was a communicant of Saint John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Mr. Law is predeceased by three sisters.  Mr. Law previously worked at AVCO and HADCO and was a member of the United States Engineers Association.  He loved going on bike rides, photography, gazing at the stars through his telescope, fishing, playing chess, and was very fond of mathematics.

Besides his wife, survivors include: two sons and one daughter in law, John M. Law of Farmington New Hampshire, James J. and Tammy Law of Litchfield; two daughters and two sons-in-laws, Joanne and Gary Bedell of Sanford Maine, Janet and Ricky Mitchell of Hudson New Hampshire; seven grandchildren, Scott Law of Nashua, Jeff Law of Dunbarton New Hampshire, Kim Messina of Dexter Maine, Jenny Brudzisz of Sanford Maine, Nicole Mitchell of Hudson, Sarah Provencher of Mashpee Massachusetts, and Alan Law of Litchfield; five great grandchildren Kaila Montbleau, Victoria Law, both of Nashua, Lillian Law of Litchfield, Christina Messina, Brandon Messina both of Dexter Maine.

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

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Jeannette Mattson

Jeannette Mattson, 85, formerly of 55 Barretts Hill Road, Hudson, died Monday, June 7, 2004 at the Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson.

She was born in Penns Grove New Jersey, June 22, 1918 and was the widow of Robert Mattson.

Survivors include: a son Kenneth Mattson of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Roberta DiGirolamo of Hudson and Virginia Suders of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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

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John F. McNeil

John F. McNeil, 66 of Greeley Street Hudson, died Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

He was born September 18, 1937 in Somerville, Massachusetts, son of the late John W. and Aldana (Kelley) McNeil.

Mr. McNeil was the husband of Lorna (O’Quinn) McNeil of Hudson.  A daughter, Denise Currier in 1996, predeceased him.

Mr. McNeil worked as a Store Manager at Stop & Shop for forty years.  Mr. McNeil was also an Air Force veteran.

He was an avid lottery player whose greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

Besides his wife survivors include:  Two sons and one daughter-in-law, John A. McNeil of Hudson and Scott and Victoria McNeil of Hudson; one daughter, Cheryl McNeil of Hudson; four grandchildren, Jessie Currier and Nicole Currier, both of Lancaster, New Hampshire; Patrick McNeil and Liam McNeil both of Hudson; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins,

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in John's loving memory to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605, Attn: Donor Development Department.  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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Mary Elizabeth (Greeley) Michaels

Mary Elizabeth (Greeley) Michaels, 30, of Fir Lane, Hudson died Monday, April 12, 2004 at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Michaels was born January 19, 1974 in Nashua, daughter of John and Betsy (Hoke) Greeley of Norwich, New York.

She was the wife of Marc Michaels of Hudson.

Mrs. Michaels was previously employed by Heat Inc. of Hudson as an Administrative Supervisor for four years.

She shared many happy times with her “Prince” Marc and loved her little Yorkie, Molly.

Mrs. Michaels was like a special aunt to her young cousins and shared in a very close relationship with her grandparents, whom she loved spending time with.

She enjoyed fine dining, shopping, and took great pride in decorating her new house.

She always knew what she wanted in life and wasn’t afraid to go for it.

Besides her husband and parents, survivors include: one brother, Tracy Greeley of Greenwich, Connecticut; one brother-in-law, Peter Michaels, and his wife Ann Marie, of Somersworth, New Hampshire; one sister-in-law, Catherine Kovalik, and her husband Thomas, of Lebanon, Maine; one father-in-law and one mother-in-law, Richard and Dorothea (Brunette) Michaels of Somersworth, New Hampshire; maternal grandparents, Leo and Elizabeth Hoke of Nashua; paternal grandparents, John and Marion Greeley Senior of Norwich, New York; four Aunts and five uncles, Patti Hoke of Nashua; Heidi (Hoke) Saulding, and her husband Andrew, of Hudson; Linda (Greeley) Natoli, and her husband Rich, of Norwich, New York; Peter Greeley of Unadilla, New York; Philip Greeley of Norwich, New York; Timothy Greeley, and his wife Patty, of Lockport, New York; seven cousins, Nathan and Zachary Spaulding of Hudson; Nicholas and Vincent Natoli, Christopher Greeley, all of Norwich, New York; Cameron and Michael Greeley of Lockport, New York.

To send an online message of condolence go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  Those wishing to make donations in Mary’s loving memory may do so to the Nashua Humane Society, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH  03064.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Robert H. Milligan

Representative Robert H. Milligan, 76 of 42 Patten Road. Merrimack died Sunday, February 8, 2004 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.

He was born in Augusta, Maine on August 31, 1927, a son of the late Walter and Evangeline (Fisher) Milligan.

Before retirement, he was employed as an air traffic controller for the FAA Center Boston in Nashua for 37 Years.

He was a US Navy veteran serving during the Korean conflict, and was a member of both the American Legion Post 98 and V.F.W. Post 8641 both in Merrimack.

Mr. Milligan was a six term New Hampshire State Legislator, and currently was the Majority Caucus Whip.  He was voted the New Hampshire State Legislator in 2002 and held memberships in many state and local commissions and committees.  He was chairman of the Hillsborough County Legislative delegation.  Locally, he was a member of the Merrimack Village District Board of Commissioners, and their Wellhead Committee. Mr. Milligan was a member of the Town of Merrimack Budget Committee, Wassermann Park Master Planning Committee, and the Parks and Recreation Commission.  He was a charter member of the Merrimack Youth Association and served for many years as a coach, umpire, and referee.  Mr. Milligan was founder and charter member of the Merrimack High School football Quarterback Club.

Mr. Milligan was a communicant of Our Lady of Mercy Church and was a past chairman of the church council.

He was a member of the B.P.O.E Elks Lodge #720 in Nashua, and also was a member of the New England Harness Horse Association and the Maine Harness Horseman's Association.

Mr. Milligan is predeceased by a wife, Lena (Guilli) Milligan, a son Timothy Milligan, a brother Walter Milligan and a sister Frances Ellis.

Members of his family include: his wife, Barbara E. (Weed) Milligan of Merrimack; two sons, Michael Milligan of Merrimack and Kevin Milligan of Nashua; five grandchildren, Ryan, Andrew, and Katelyn Milligan, and Gretchen and Derrich Hafemann; a brother, Richard Milligan of Monmouth Maine; two sisters, Marie Spear of Randolph, Maine and Madeline Tatlock, of Gardiner, Maine.

Family requests memorial contributions to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054

Speaker of the House Gene G. Chandler offered the following statement on the death of Representative Robert Milligan.  “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of State Representative Robert Milligan.  He was always a hardworking and well-respected member of the House and an enthusiastic voice for his constituents.  Bob always had a story to share and I enjoyed our discussions about his involvement in the harness racing industry.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”

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Roland Conrad Naro

Roland Conrad Naro 81, of Blackstone Street, Hudson died Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at his residence.

Mr. Naro was born February 25, 1923 in Nashua, son of the late Henry Senior and Angeline (Gendron) Naro.

He was the widow of Shirley (Nolette) Naro.

Mr. Naro was a World War II Army Veteran who received his basic training in Texas.  He traveled with the military to Ireland, Scotland, England, Belgium and Germany.  He also took part in the Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Normandy, and the Battle at the Rhine River.

Mr. Naro formerly worked at J.F. McElwain until it closed.  He then worked for Nashua Corp. for 30 years until his retirement in April of 1985.

He also enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox on T.V.

Mr. Naro was predeceased by three brothers, Raymond Naro, Maurice Naro, and Albert Naro, and one sister, Albina D’Amour.

Survivors include:  Two sons, Dana Snell and Ja Snell, both of Hudson; two daughters and one son-in-law, Denise Fisk of Gilford, New Hampshire; Georgia and Ian Palmer of Hudson; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Robert Naro of Nashua; Henry Jr., and Nancy Naro of Hudson; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Anita and Bill Glenn of Florida; Jeannette and Ron Flanders of California; one sister-in-law, Martha Naro of Hudson; six grandchildren, Nicholas Palmer of Hudson; Sunshine Fisk; Christopher Fisk; Jacob Snell; and Jessee Snell all of New Hampshire; and Melanie Snell of Dracut, Massachusetts.  As well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service was held on Friday, April 9.  Those wishing to do so may send an online message of condolence to the family at www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Matilda “Mollie” (Stawasz) O’Neill

Mrs. Matilda "Mollie" Sophia O'Neill, 86, of 15 Chase Street, Hudson, died Monday May 24, 2004 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

Born on March 30, 1918 in Nashua, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Pytko) Stawasz.  She was educated in Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School.  She was a resident of Hudson for most of her life.

She worked at Sprague Electric in Nashua before she married her husband, Francis.  After marriage she raised her family and looked after the household affairs.

She was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson, where she was a member of the Ladies Guild.  She quilted with the members of the ladies guild.  Mrs. O'Neill was an avid reader.

Her husband Francis “Tip” Clarke O’Neill who died May 12, 1985, her three brothers and her three sisters predeceased her.

Surviving family members include:  her son, Francis Patrick O'Neill and his wife Maria of Baltimore, Maryland; daughter, Susan Rasmussen and her husband Eric of Chelmsford, Massachusetts; 1 grandson, Francis Daniel O'Neill of Baltimore, Maryland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Cheryl A. Sargent

Cheryl A. Sargent, 57 of Sheraton Drive, Hudson, died Tuesday January 6, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.

Born November l, 1946 in Lynn, MA she was the wife of William Sargent of Hudson and daughter of the late Walter G. and Gladys (Floyd) Beede.

Mrs. Sargent worked for over 10 years as a Purchasing Agent at Digital in Merrimack and Nashua and also had worked at Oxford Health Plans in Nashua.

She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter as well as enjoying dancing and music.

Besides her husband, survivors include:  2 daughters and 1 son-in-law, Kristi and Jeffrey Riendeau of Hudson, and Karen Sargent, also of Hudson, also 2 brothers, Walter Beede, of Pittsfield, New Hampshire and Bruce Beede, of Warner, New Hampshire, also 1 granddaughter, Sara M. Riendeau, of Hudson and 1 Godson, Andrew Harthan, of Peabody, MA, also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Donations may be made in Mrs. Sargent's memory, to American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal St., Manchester, NH 03101.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson, NH 03051 is in charge of arrangements.  To send an on-line message of condolence, or for more information, please go to www.dumontsullivan.com.

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Mary B. Sawicki

Mary B. Sawicki, 84 of Clark Street, Hudson, died Tuesday, March 2, 2004, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, from injuries sustained in a fire. 

Born December 23, 1919 in Nashua, she was the daughter of the late Frank P. and Nellie (Pycka) Grohowski.  She was the widow of the late William Sawicki who died May 27, 2003.

At one time she worked for Sanders Associates.

Survivors include one brother, John Grohosky of Nashua.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, March 17, 2004, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson.  Visiting hours were Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Sawicki’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Hampshire Chapter, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 427B, Concord, New Hampshire 03301.  Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Nashua, at a later date. 

To send anon-line message of condolence or for more information, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.

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Joann (Gove) Seaman

Joann (Gove) Seaman, 75, of 6 Watts Circle, Hudson, died at her home on Monday February 16, 2004.

She was born in Nashua on November 25, 1928, a daughter of the late Lester E. and Ethel Mae (Forbes) Gove.  She had resided in Hudson for the greater part of her life.

Prior to her retirement, she had been employed by Centronics and the former Sanders Associates.

Mrs. Seaman enjoyed bingo, playing softball, bowling, and traveling.  In her many travel experiences she tried many activities including parasailing and scuba diving, to name a few.  She water-skied until age 60.

She had attended The First Baptist Church of Hudson.

Mrs. Seaman was predeceased by a brother, Lester Gove.

Survivors include: four daughters, Sandra Bertrand and her husband James of Gilmanton, New Hampshire; Kathleen Seaman and Wayne Bernard of Milford; Robin Faulkner of Nashua; and Lisa Foley of Hudson; a son Daniel Seaman of Hudson; ten grandchildren, Adam Faulkner, Tyler Lorman, Ashley Lorman, and Brian Lorman, all of Nashua, Patrick Foley, Bryan Foley, and Julian Bush, all of Hudson, Joel Seaman of Hollis, Melanie Seaman of Milford and Jamie Bertrand of Gilmanton; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Faulkner of Nashua; a brother and two sisters-in-law Charles Forbes Gove and his wife Jane of Gilmantan and Rita Gove of Hudson; and her former husband William R. Seaman of Nashua.

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

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Annette Rose (Cassista) Smith

Annette R. (Cassista) Smith, 88, of Harris Road, Nashua and formerly of Lorraine Street, Hudson, died on Monday, February 2, 2004 at the Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare.

Mrs. Smith was born in Nashua on February 15, 1915, a daughter of the late Louis and Virginie (Plourde) Cassista.  She was the widow of Edward H. Smith who died December 5, 1996.

She had been a lifelong resident of Nashua and was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Mrs. Smith is survived by; one son and daughter-in-law; Ronald E. and Young Smith of Killeen, TX; two daughters and sons-in-law; Betty Ann and Richard May of Odenton, MD and Carol Ann and Dana Howland of Fairhaven, MA; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a stepsister; Camille Boisseau of Nashua; also, several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.  The Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Virginia B. (Billingsley) Smith

Virginia B. (Billingsley) Smith, LPN, 89, of 203 Lowell Road, Hudson died on Tuesday, April 6, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

She was born in Burlington, Vermont on January 10, 1915, a daughter of the late Charles and Bessie (Cross) Billingsley.  She had been a resident of Hudson since 1934.  An active member of the community she worked at numerous capacities during numerous elections.

She was the widow of Raymond Frederick Smith who died March 25, 1998.

At one time, Mrs. Smith was a nurse at St. Joseph Hospital and Nashua Memorial Hospital.  She also worked part-time at the former Nashua Trust for many years.

Mrs. Smith was the treasurer for the Licensed Practical Nurse Association.  She was also past president of Hudson Fortnightly.

Mrs. Smith was an accomplished organist and played at the Davis Funeral Home and the Alvirne Chapel in Hudson.  She also organized and directed the Joyful Notes singing group.

She was a graduate of Jaffrey High School and attended nursing school.

Survivors include:  two daughters and sons-in-law, Lorraine and Howard Young of Hudson and Joyce Cloutier Notides and Chris Notides of Hudson; four grandchildren, Diane (Young) Carden and her husband David of Delaware; Jay Cloutier and his wife Laura of Illinois; Jana (Cloutier) Protzman and her husband Todd of Vermont; and Joshua Cloutier of Rhode Island; eight great-grandchildren, Devin Carden of Delaware; Danielle Carden of Delaware; Ronnie Cloutier of Illinois; Jacob Cloutier of Illinois; Andres Cloutier of Illinois; Abigail Cloutier of Illinois; Daniel Jordan of Vermont, and Logan Andrew Protzman of Vermont; two nieces, Ann Brooke Smith, Sandra Hayes and her husband James of Hudson; a nephew, Craig Smith and his wife Emily Coble of North Carolina.

Arrangements are in the care of Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua.

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Jean May Townsend

Jean May Townsend, 57 of Old Lantern Road, Bedford, New Hampshire died Friday, March 5, 2004 at her home.

Born June 13, 1946 in London, England, she was the daughter of Elsie (Crane) Townsend, of Hooksett and the late Frank Townsend.

At one time, Mrs. Townsend was Vice President at Peterborough Savings Bank and prior to that she was a manager at Bedford Bank.  She was most recently employed at Triangle Credit Union in Amherst.  She was a member of Financial Women International.

Besides her mother, survivors include:  her husband, William St. Onge of Bedford; also two daughters and two sons-in-law, Sarah and Michael Navarra, of Coral Springs, Florida and Michelle and Michael Myers, of Morganville, New Jersey; also, one sister and brother-in-law, Pamela and John Aldridge of England, as well as five grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Townsend’s memory to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH  03110.  To send an on-line message of condolence, get directions, or for more information, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangement.

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Patricia A. Truax

Patricia A. Truax, of Douglas Avenue, North Providence, died Thursday, January 1, 2004 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born June 2, 1936, in Westerly, Rhode Island, she was the daughter of Norbert Holland, Sr. and Janice (Roode) Lynch.  She was educated in Westerly schools and studied art in college.  She married Anthony Truax in 1959, and together with him raised three children, built a business, and kept a home in Litchfield, New Hampshire.  She made a career for many years as a bookkeeper.  More recently she returned to Rhode Island making a home in North Providence while working for the US Postal Service and traveling whenever possible.

She will be greatly missed by many friends and relatives, but most of all by her companion, Al Sauriol, her children, Will and Lesley Truax of Center Barnstead, New Hampshire, Tammi Truax of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Cheryl Murphy of Ballston Spa, New York, and her greatest pride and joy; her six grandchildren, PFC. BJ and Taryn Murphy, Skyler and Dylan Truax, and Spence and Grace Gordon.

Internment will take place at Riverbend Cemetery at Westerly, RI.

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Harvey O. “Joe” Vaillancourt

Harvey O. “Joe” Vaillancourt, 76 of Bush Hill Road, Hudson, died Tuesday, February 24, 2004, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Born February 17, 1928, in Nashua, he was the son of the late Alfred and Eva (Guichard) Vaillancourt.  He was raised in Nashua.  He was predeceased by one sister, Madaline Gero, and three brothers, Louis, Wilfred, and “Lefty” Vaillancourt.

He was the husband of Yvette (Cloutier) Vaillancourt of Hudson with whom he had been married for 55 years.

At one time, Mr. Vaillancourt worked at J. F. McElwain Shoe Co. for 20 years.  Upon his retirement from J. F. McElwain, he became a contractor who built homes in the Hudson and Nashua area.  After retiring from the contracting business, he worked as a caretaker at St. Kathryn Parish in Hudson for 27 years.

Mr. Vaillancourt served in the U. S. Army during WWII and was a member of the Hudson American Legion, Post #48.  He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

Besides his wife, survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Kathleen Vaillancourt of Hudson. Also one brother and sister-in-law, Rosaire and Lorraine Vaillancourt of Nashua.  Also five other brothers-in-law and four other sisters-in-law, Raymond and Julie Cloutier of Hudson, Kenneth and Lorraine Cloutier of Florida, John and Laurel Lincoln of Hudson, Anita Hajj, Roland Cloutier and Norma Cloutier, both of Hudson.  Also two grandsons, William “Bill” Dennis Vaillancourt and Brian Joseph Vaillancourt, both of Hudson as well as several nieces and nephews.

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

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Luigi F. Vallone

Luigi Vallone, 88, of Riverview Circle, Litchfield died Saturday, January 10, 2004 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

He was born April 7, 1915 in Pico, Italy, son of the late Angelo and Antonia (Conti) Vallone.

Mr. Vallone was the widower of Ruth (Pearson) Vallone, to whom he had been married for 64 years, prior to her death in April of 2003.

He is also predeceased by a brother, Lucio Vallone.

Mr. Vallone came to America with his mother when he was 13 years old and has always been a truly proud American.

He worked at United Shoe Machinery Corp in Beverly MA until his retirement.  In his younger years he was very active in politics.

Mr. Vallone was a former member of the ICC in Beverly, MA, as well as an Auxiliary member of the Beverly Police Force.

He often traveled to Italy to visit family and loved food and Opera music.  He was an avid fisherman, enjoying both freshwater and ice fishing.

Mr. Vallone was formerly a breeder of greyhounds and he loved his dog.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Survivors include: one son and one daughter-in-law, Francis Angelo and Wilma Vallone of Knoxville, TN; six daughters and six sons-in-law, Antoinette and Joseph Paulin of Bartlet, New Hampshire, Louise and Robert Henderson of Glen, New Hampshire, Anna Marie and John Cram of Litchfield, New Hampshire Christine and Steven Hadley of Salem, MA, Lucia and Anthony Picanso of Rowley, MA, Alexendra and Guy T. Bellino of Auburn, New Hampshire; one sister-in-law, Joan Vallone of Beverly, MA; 22 Grandchildren; 34 Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Great-Great-Grandchild; also several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

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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