Sheree (Sullivan) Campbell, 49 years old, a resident of Pelham, and formerly of the Highlands section in Lowell, Massachusetts, died Saturday evening, June 17, at her home in Pelham, after a long battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of Alan J. Campbell, who survives her. This year marked their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.
She was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on August 9, 1956, daughter of John Sullivan, of Milford, Massachusetts, and the late Barbara (Forsythe) Sullivan. She was a graduate of the Lowell Public School System.
Mrs. Campbell had been employed as a paraprofessional by the Lowell School Department at the Bailey School. Previously she had been employed at the Harvard Community Health Plan, and Savings Bank Life Insurance. Prior to her move to Pelham, she was a communicant of St. Margaret Church, in Lowell.
Sheree is survived by her husband and father; her five children, Matthew A., Timothy J., Ryan M., Taylor B., and Cody J. Campbell, all of Pelham; three brothers, John Sullivan, Jr. of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts; Scott Sullivan of Chelmsford, Massachusetts; and Michael Sullivan, of Burlington, Massachusetts; two sisters, Valerie Santos of Lowell and Sandra Thurston of Nashua; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ildage and Beatrice Campbell, of Naples, Florida; two brothers-in-law, Glen Campbell of Pelham, and Dage Campbell, Jr. of Lowell; one sister-in-law, Nancy Shanahan of Lowell; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was the sister of the late Christine Hughes, who died in 1988.
Her Funeral Mass was held June 21 at St. Margaret Church in Lowell. Burial followed in St. Mary Cemetery, Tewksbury, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West; Floor 6; Brookline, MA 02445-9924. Arrangements by Mahoney Funeral Home.
Bennett E. Hart, 59, of Hudson died peacefully at home following a lingering illness on Friday evening, June 2.
He was born in New York City, New York, on August 19, 1946, a son of the late Bennett Edward and Rosemary (O'Grady) Hart, Sr. He had resided in Hudson since May 1987, and previously resided in Nashua.
Mr. Hart was the husband of Susan K. (Kiddie) Hart whom be married on May 17, 1980.
He was a steam engineer and fireman for James River Paper Mills in Pepperell, Massachusetts, for five years until he became ill. At one time, Mr. Hart was a bus driver and policeman in New York City, New York.
Mr. Hart was a motor cycle enthusiast, and enjoyed racing vintage British motorcycles. At one time, he also enjoyed aviation and photography.
He-was a member of the Northern N.E. Norton Owners.
At the age of 15, Mr. Hart graduated from New York City High School. He then studied in an engineering program at the University of Arizona.
He was predeceased by his father-in-law, Alexander Kiddie.
In addition to his wife of 26 years, survivors include a daughter, Tracey Lee Lane and her fiancé Ron Brackett both of Nashua; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark A. Hart and Eric N. and Janell Hart both of New Jersey; a former son-in-law, Oscar Lane of Nashua; six grandchildren, James, Samantha, and Dakota Lane, Toby Brackett, Dustin and Noah Hart; a sister, Betsy Dahl of South Easton, Massachusetts; a mother-in-law, Dorothy Walker and her husband Shelby of Nashua; a brother-in-law Alexander Kiddie, Jr. of Barrington, New Hampshire; two sisters-in-law, Donna Bleistein and her husband James of Berwick, Pennsylvania, and Barbara Philbrook of Nashua; a half brother and half sister; two nephews and three nieces; several cousins; and two aunts, Nancy Olson of Bronx, New York and Victoria LeMar of St. Louis, Missouri.
Funeral services were private. Arrangements were in the care of the Davis Funeral Home in Nashua.
Kenneth T. Houston, 78, a resident of Litchfield, died Saturday, June 24 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire. He was the husband of the late Marie T. (Desmarais) Houston.
Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on December 17, 1927, he was a son of the late George E. and Annette (Geoffroy) Houston.
He served with the United Sates Coat Guard during peacetime.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Houston was employed by the City of Lowell in the Ashes and Waste Department.
He was a member of the Lowell Lodge of Elks.
He is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert K. and Luanne (Daigle) Houston, and David F. and Theresa (Mahoney) Houston, all of Litchfield; two sisters, Jacqueline Rashid of Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Paulette Moore and he husband Robert of Pauma Valley, California; three brothers, his twin brother Maynard Houston and his wife Rita of Lowell, Paul Houston and his wife Jeanne of Port St. Lucy, Florida, and Maurice Houston and his wife Deborah of Milford, New Hampshire; six grandchildren, Christopher Houston and his wife Kristen from San Diego, California, Matthew Houston of Casselberry, Florida, Craig, Kyle, Phillip, and John Houston, all of Litchfield; a sister-in-law, Therese Houston of Villa Park, California, and several nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Bernard Houston.
His Funeral Mass was celebrated on June 29 at Ste. Therese Church in Dracut, Massachusetts; burial at St. Joseph Cemetery. Donations in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA or to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. McKenna – Ouellette Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement.
Ralph Kelley, 85, of Hudson, died on Saturday, June 24, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
He was born in Lynne, Massachusetts on February 6, 1921, a son of the late Guy and Dorothy (Hall) Kelley. He had resided in Hudson for over 55 years, and previously resided in Nashua.
He was the husband of Lourdes (Tolentino) Kelley whom he married on October 19, 1986.
Mr. Kelley owned and operated Kelley’s Answering Service in Hudson for 60 years. At one time, he also was an accountant for the IRS in Andover, Massachusetts, and a public stenographer.
Mr. Kelley was the recipient of a bronze medal from the Carnegie Hero Fund commission for his rescue of two young women from a burning building in 1938. He also was an active member of the Lions Club in Hudson.
He graduated from Nashua High School and attended Rivier College.
He was pre-deceased by his first wife, Jean (Hilton) Kelley, his son, John Kelley, and two brothers, David and Almond Kelley.
In addition to his wife of 19 years, survivors include a daughter, Brenda Wee Sit; his adopted sons, Tommy Kelley of Massachusetts and Joseph Kelley of Florida; four grandchildren, Lizette, Liezl, Bianca, and Tiffany; and four nephews and two nieces, Richard, David, Steven, Donald, Donna and Sandra Kelley.
A memorial service was held at Davis Funeral Home in Nashua on Thursday evening, June 29.
Army Medic, Sergeant Daniel Robert Gionet, 23, of Pelham, New Hampshire, died Sunday, June 4 in Baghdad, Iraq, supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
He was the loving husband of Katrina (Lawrence) Gionet of Clayton, New York.
Sergeant Gionet was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on January 2, 1983, son of Daniel R. "Frenchy" Gionet of Lowell, Massachusetts, and Denise M. (Trepanier) Gionet of Pelham. He attended Ste. Jeanne d'Arc School until the fifth grade and graduated from Pelham High School, the class of 2001.
He enlisted in the U. S. Army on his 18th birthday. He served his first tour of duty in Afghanistan from July of 2003 to May of 2004 and re-enlisted as an Army Medic. His tour in Iraq began in December of 2005. Sergeant Gionet was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service. He gave the ultimate sacrifice during combat operations with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Multi-National Corps-Iraq, and the United States Army. He also was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action.
Daniel will always be remembered by his family and friends as a selfless, sensitive, caring, and fun-loving young man who loved to make people laugh. He always put others before himself. He enjoyed playing baseball, wrestling, nice cars, and most of all spending time with his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Katrina (Lawrence) Gionet; his brother, Darren A. Gionet of Pelham; his sister, Alycia T. Gionet of Pelham; his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Theresa Trepanier of Pelham; his paternal grandparents, Euclide and Louiselle Gionet of Lowell; uncle and godfather Paul Trepanier of Dracut, Massachusetts; his godmother, Debra Madigan of Milford, New Hampshire; aunts and uncles, Becky Trepanier of Dracut, Robert and Mary Anne Trepanier of Danbury, New Hampshire, Mireille Sabbio of Pelham, Marie-Marthe Brodeur and Joanne Gionet both of Lowell; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Joseph and Judy O'Brien of Clayton, New York; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Josie O'Brien of Clayton, New York, Tim and Martha Lawrence of Hawaii and many cousins.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Church in Pelham; Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery, also in Pelham. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Salem Boys & Girls Club, 23 Searles Road, Windham, NH 03087 or the Boys & Girls Club of Nashua, 47 Grand Avenue, Nashua, NH 03060. The Dracut Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lionel Leo Lavoie, 82, of Steele Road, Hudson, died Wednesday, May 31 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack.
Mr. Lavoie was born in Nashua on March 12, 1919, a son of the late William J. and Wildrey (Deboisbriand) Lavoie. He was the widower of Annette (Gagnon) Lavoie who died December 22, 1996.
Mr. Lavoie was a longtime resident of Hudson. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Lavoie had been employed by Spaulding Associates. He was a World War II Army veteran serving in the 483rd Field Artillery Battalion. He was a communicant of St. Kathryn Church.
Mr. Lavoie is survived by several nieces, nephew, and cousins. A mass of Christian burial was celebrated on Friday, June 2 at St. Kathryn Church; burial took place in St. Louis Cemetery.
The Anctil – Rochette and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Annette B. Levesque, 74, of Lowell Road, Hudson, died Tuesday, May 30 at the Fairview Nursing Home.
Ms. Levesque was born in Nashua on September 8, 1931, a daughter of the late Alphonse and Marie Louise (Levesque) Levesque.
Ms. Levesque was a longtime resident of Nashua and was educated in local schools. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Levesque had been employed by Horton and Hubbard and Sanders Associates. She was a communicant of Infant Jesus Church.
Ms. Levesque is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Roland and Pauline Levesque of Nashua; a sister-in-law, Pauline Levesque of Portland, Oregon; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Friday, June 2 at Infant Jesus Church, and the burial followed at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. The Anctil – Rochette and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Florette Munday Clark, 84, of Hudson, died Sunday, May 28 at her residence in Hudson.
She was born October 29, 1921, in Nashua, daughter of the late Donat and Irene (Dube) St. Jean.
Florette was predeceased by her first husband of 27 years, Lake Munday, in September of 1980. She was also predeceased by her second husband, Walter Panko.
She was a Nashua High graduate, Class of 1941, and was a longtime resident of Hudson. She was a member of the Hudson Historical Society, Hudson Lions Club, and Hudson Tax Payers Association. She was a member of the American Heart Association for 10 years and in 1957 won the Pillsbury Bake Off in New York City. She loved to entertain and was known for her extravagant parties. She loved spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by a daughter, Cynthia Dupras, in 2002. She was also predeceased by a brother, Raymond St. Jean, and a sister, Doris St. Onge.
She is survived by one son, Karl Munday of Hudson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Briand of Hudson, and Michelle and Brian Ahearn of Merrimack; a sister and a brother-in-law, Simone and Albert Desrosiers of Hudson; and eight grandchildren, Kimberly Mello of Nashua, Edwin Dupras and Mark Dupras of Georgia, Meredith Page of Hudson, Lance Corporal Brian Ahearn, USMC, of California, Brooke Munday, Lauren Munday, and Lake Munday, all of Hudson. As well as four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held earlier this week. To send an online message of condolence go to www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.
Norman R. Ferren, 81, of Litchfield, died early Monday morning, May 29, at his home, following a long illness.
Mr. Ferren was born May 8, 1925, in Errol, son of the late Curtis and Margaret (Stewart) Ferren. He grew up in Errol and had been a resident of Litchfield for the past 58 years.
He was the husband of Helen J. (Bygot) Ferren, whom he married October 19, 1947. They shared 58 years of marriage.
Mr. Ferren worked as a machinist/tool grinder, and began his career with the former Improved Paper Machine Company in Nashua, then with Raytheon Inc. in Andover, Massachusetts, and later at High Voltage Engineering in Burlington, Massachusetts. After his retirement, he worked at Market Basket in Hudson for several years.
He was an avid vegetable gardener and enjoyed fishing and boating.
Mr. Ferren was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist church in Hudson and served as Eucharistic Church in Hudson and served as a Eucharistic minister for many years.
He attended elementary school in Errol and was a 1943 graduate of Pembroke Academy.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ferren was predeceased by three sisters, Shirley Hawkins, Madeline Hart, and Lucy Batchelder.
Besides his wife, survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda M. and Roland N. Picard, Jr. of Nashua, and Barbara McCracken of Manchester, four grandchildren and their spouses, David and Tracy Picard, and Karen and Matthew Roman, all of Nashua, Matthew and Lindsay Murray of Indianapolis, and Michael McCracken of Bakersfield, California; three great grandchildren, Sara and Adam Picard, and Cora Murray; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Dr. Calvin and Bobbie Ferren of California, Curtis and Wanda Ferren of Oregon, and Donald Ferren of Litchfield; two sisters, Abbie MacArthur of Hooksett, and Norma Freeman of White River Junction, Vermont; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church Thursday morning; burial was at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Hudson. Donations may be made in his memory to Souhegan Home and Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055. The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua is in charge or arrangements.
Donald H. Landry, 85, a lifelong resident of Pelham, died Monday at Lowell General Hospital. He was the husband of the late Lillian C. (Cyrus) Landry who died February 13.
Born in Pelham, February 27, 1921, the son of the late Joseph and the late Victoria (Lavasser) Landry, he was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Pelham.
Mr. Landry attended Pelham Elementary School and was a graduate of Nashua High School.
Before retiring, he was a Machinist at AVCO Research and Development in Wilmington for more than 27 years.
He enjoyed playing 45s with all his friends at the Cracker's Lounge.
Mr. Landry is survived by two daughters Elaine Zelonis and her husband Richard of Hudson, and Kathleen Beauregard and her companion Lawrence Macionski of Hampton Falls; a son John M. Landry and his wife Lisa Anne of Pelham; a daughter-in-law Michelle J. Landry of Pelham; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister Bernice Placentine of Glendale, California.
He was also father of the late Donald W. Landry and brother of the late Robert Landry, William Landry, Andrew Landry, J. Edmund Landry, Jerome Landry, Clifford Land, Lillian Tallent, Ethel Patenaude, and Alice Cantin
His funeral mass will be held at St. Patrick Church in Pelham at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 26. Burial will be in Gibson Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to Cancer Care Endowment Fund, Lowell General Hospital, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854. Pelham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joan C. (Mills) Eppolito, 65, of Tessier Street, Hudson, died Saturday, May 6 at St. Joseph Hospital.
Mrs. Eppolito was born in Batavia, New York, on December 23, 1940, a daughter of the late Francis and Fern (Harvey) Mills. She was the wife of John A. Eppolito, Sr., of Hudson.
Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Eppolito had been employed by St. Jerome Hospital in Batavia, New York. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Marie Rivier Association and the Prayer Shawl Ministry. Mrs. Eppolito was a communicant of St. Kathryn Church.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Eppolito is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph Eppolito of Peterborough, New Hampshire, Dr. John A. Eppolito, Jr., of Bridgewater, New Hampshire, and James and Lucy Eppolito of Nashua; one daughter, Janet Eppolito of Hudson; four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Ashley, Jack, and Francis; three sisters, Norma LaCastro of Batavia, New York, Marion Robertson and Donna O’Jeen, both of LeRoy, New York; two brothers, Robert Mills and Edward Mills, both of LeRoy New York; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated May 10 at St. Kathryn Church; burial took place in St. Francis Cemetery, LeRoy New York.
The Anctil-Rochette and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Paul K. Davis, 86, of Hudson, died Wednesday, April 26 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua.
He was born October 8, 1919, in Robbinston, Maine, son of the late Willard and Cora (Rafus) Davis.
Mr. Davis was the husband of Annie (Gove) Davis of Hudson, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.
He was a World War II veteran, having served in the Army.
Besides his loving wife, survivors include a son, Lloyd Davis of Lunenburg, Massachusetts; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Brenda and Raymond Fair of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, and Paula and Jerry Dawson of Lunenburg, Massachusetts; three grandchildren, Christopher Fair, Catherine Fair, and Meagan Fair, all of Hopkinton, Massachusetts; and a great grandchild, Austin Lee Fair of Hopkinton. Also a sister, Ella Walker of Fort Fairfield, Maine.
All services were private.
The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
John Thomas Whatmough, Jr., 59, of Wilton, formerly of Hudson, died Monday, May 1 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.
Born on April 24, 1947, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, son of the late Phyllis (Merola) and John T. Whatmough, Sr. He was educated in the Pittsburgh school system and graduated from Penn Hills Senior High School in 1965. He was a resident of Wilton for the past year and a half. Previously, he lived in Hudson for 21 years.
He served in the U. S. Air Force for nine years, obtaining the rank of Tech Sergeant during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970.
He later worked in the computer business as a technical writer and became a software engineer. Most recently, he worked as a software engineer for Hewlett Packard Company in Nashua for the last five years.
He was predeceased by his son, John T. M. Whatmough, who died in 2005.
Surviving family members include his wife of 39 1/2 years, Ruth A. (Monagle) Whatmough of Wilton; his daughter-in-law, Janet Whatmough of Nashua; his grandson, Ian Whatmough of Nashua; and his brother, Philip Whatmough of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Calling hours are at the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley Street, Nashua on Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. followed by his funeral service. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashua. In lieu of flowers donations in John’s memory can be made to The Salvation Army, 1 Montgomery Avenue, Nashua, NH 03060.
George O. Favreau, 89, of Pelham died Monday at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts.
He was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, grew up and was educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and had been a resident of Pelham for over 60 years. He served his country in the Army prior to entering the Marines where he served in the Pacific Theater during World War II
He was employed as a Maintenance Manager for the Berkeley Nursing Home in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He had also worked for Raytheon and Maiden Mills. He enjoyed collecting and repairing clocks as well as hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time with friends. He was the Treasurer for the Campbell Grove Association of Little Island Pond in Pelham.
He was predeceased by his wife Rita (McGrath) Favreau and his son Richard G. Favreau.
He is survived by grandsons Richard Favreau of San Francisco, California; Randy Favreau and his wife Judy of Bloomington, Indiana, Robert Favreau of Chicago, Illinois, a brother, Douglas Mercier of South Carolina; a sister, Carole and her husband Roland Berube of Methuen, Massachusetts, a great grandson, Jamie Favreau; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Graveside service was held April 22 at Gibson Cemetery in Pelham.
Rita Moore, beloved wife of Richard F. Moore, a resident of Tyngsboro, died suddenly on Wednesday evening at Lowell General Hospital.
She was born in Lowell a daughter of the late William O’Brien and Alice (Mahoney) O’Brien.
She was a graduate of St. Michael’s Grammar School and Keith Hall. She was also a student of the Kathleen Jennings Voice Studio in Lowell.
As a parishioner of St. Michael’s Church, Mrs. Moore was the Church Soloist for many years. Upon joining the Sacred Heart Parish, Mrs. Moore held membership in the parish Holy Rosary Sodality. For many years, Mrs. Moore was involved with the famous Sacred Heart Parish Variety Shows.
Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Moore was employed for many years as a Medical Transcriptionist in the Radiology Department of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital in Lowell.
She was married to Richard F. Moore, with whom she celebrated 60 years of marriage in March of 2006. In her free time she enjoyed shopping with her daughters. She also enjoyed her home, interior decorating and antiquing.
In addition to her husband Richard, Mrs. Moore is survived by three daughters, Shelagh Shaw, Eileen Lathrop and her husband Leonard all of Hudson, New Hampshire and Noreen Moore of Tyngsboro; three grandchildren, Adam Shaw of Hudson, Jennifer McComas and her husband Michael of Hudson, and Sarah Moore Lathrop of Florida; two great grandchildren, Rowan McComas and Maeve McComas both of Hudson and a sister-in-law, Kathleen Lauricella of Tyngsboro. Mrs. Moore was also the sister of the late Alice O’Brien.
Robert C. Smith, 83, of Hudson died peacefully at his home Sunday afternoon, April 23 surrounded by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Smith was born September 30, 1922, in Nashua, son of the late Samuel E. and Ruth E. (Curtis) Smith. He lived in Nashua during his youth and had made his home in Hudson for 63 years. He also spent many summers at his home at York Beach, Maine.
He was the husband of Martha E. (Smith) Smith, whom he married in October 1942.
A well-known pluming and heating contractor, Mr. Smith founded Robert C. Smith Plumbing and Heating of Hudson in 1953, as a third-generation plumber. His sons, Curtis and Jonathan, grandson, Jeffrey and daughter Kathleen, continue the tradition through five generations.
He loved spending time with his family, attending his grand-children’s sporting events and traveling with his many dear friends. His sense of humor, his energy and especially his generosity will live on in the hearts of his family and friends forever.
Mr. Smith was a past president of the Nashua plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Association. Active in community affairs, he was a charter member of the Hudson Kiwanis Club, a trustee of Hills Farms Cemetery and one of the founders of Troop 20 of the Hudson Boy Scouts.
Fraternally, he was a 50-year member of Rising Sun Lodge 39, Free and Accepted Masons, 32nd degree. He held memberships in the American Legion post 48 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, both of Hudson.
Mr. Smith served with the Army Air corps in Alaska during World War II.
He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Hudson.
Educated in local schools, Mr. Smith was a graduate of Nashua High School, class of 1941.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Beatrice Blaney.
Besides his wife of 63 years, survivors include two sons, Curtis R. Smith of Hudson and Jonathan P. Smith and his sweetheart, Bonnie Doran, of Merrimack; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Richard Laliberte of Hudson, and Paula and George R. LaRocque Jr. of York Beach; 10 grandchildren, Jennifer L. Lavallee of Pelham, Elizabeth A. Meyer, Jeffrey C. Smith and Katy L. LaRocque, all of Hudson, Lara L. Wheat of Fairfield, Connecticut, Jane Martha LaRocque of Somerville, Massachusetts, Jonathan P. Smith Jr. of New York City, Matthew R. Laliberte, Robert M. LaRocque and Rachel A. Laliberte, all of Hudson; six great-grandchildren, Tabith L. Meyer, Stephanie N. Meyer and Kathleen N. Meyer, all of Hudson, Lauren E. Lavallee and Megan R. Lavallee, both of Pelham, and Reese B. Wheat of Fairfield; a brother-in-law, John Blaney of Spring Hill, Florida; two nieces, Nancy Sweeton of Enfield Connecticut, and Ruth Ann Mangan of Auburn, Maine; and a nephew, Robert Munroe of Trophy Club, Texas
The Farwell Funeral Service in Nashua is in charge of arrangements. His memorial service will be held in the First Baptist Church, 236 Central Street, Hudson Saturday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. Friends are invited to attend. Donations may be made in his memory to the Home, Health & Hospice Car, 22 Prospect Street, Nashua, New Hampshire 03060 or to The Steeple Fund of the First Baptist Church, 236 Central Street, Hudson, New Hampshire 03051.
Elizabeth Anne "Betty Anne" (Hurley) Hotham, 39, of Hudson, died Wednesday, April 5 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.
Betty Anne was born March 5, 1967, in Chelsea., Massachusetts. She was the much-loved daughter of mother Jean Carol (Gionest) Labbe and stepfather Roland P. Labbe of Hudson and father Ronald J. Hurley and stepmother Joanne Hurley of Haines City, Florida. She was raised in Chelsea and Winthrop, Massachusetts, and moved to Hudson in 1994, where she made her home with her husband, Dave, and children Heather and Andrew. She graduated from Winthrop High School in 1995 and attended Merrimack College and Rivier College. She worked as a secretary for Wells Fargo and the law firms of New Hampshire Public Defender; Hamblett and Kerrigan; Sullivan and Gregg; and Merra, Kanakis, Creme and Mellor.
Betty Anne’s greatest joys were her children, her husband, her family, and friends. She loved children, animals, crafting and big celebrations for family and friends. Community was very important to Betty Anne and she gave generously of her time to Brownie Troop 426 Swift Water Council, Nottingham West Elementary School, the First Church of Nashua bell choir, her Mom-To-Mom group at St. Kathryn Church of Hudson, and the Rivier College Early Education Center. Her children loved her celebrations of childhood with Winnie the Pooh, Disney and the many family trips to Sesame Place in Pennsylvania, and Andrew will deeply miss her hugs.
In addition to her parents, Betty Anne is survived by her loving husband, David A. Hotham of Hudson; her daughter, Heather Elizabeth Hotham of Hudson; her son, Andrew Louis Hotham of Hudson; her brother, Ronald Hurley, Jr. and his wife, Rachelle, and son, Joey, all of Akron, Ohio; five stepbrothers, Ronald Labbe and his wife, Michele, of Boston, Massachusetts, Richard Labbe and his wife, Debby, of Connecticut; Daniel Labbe of Waltham, Massachusetts; and Daniel Murphy and his wife Marybeth of Chicago, Illinois; stepsisters, Linda Noble and her husband, Mark, of Epping, New Hampshire; Joanne Labbe of Manchester; Rhonda Labbe, Alicia Labbe of Dracut, Massachusetts; Bernie Taurasi and family of Manchester; her aunt, Agnes Williamson; her uncle, AIfred Labbe; her devoted parents in-law Grove and Charity Armstrong of Arizona and Dean Hotham of Hudson; her sisters-in-law Judith Dickinson of Concord, New Hampshire; Janet Hotham of Cumberland, Maine, Phyllis Fallon of Newmarket, New Hampshire, and their husbands; her many nieces, nephews, cousins, great aunts, great uncles; and her many supportive friends.
Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Church of Nashua, 1 Concord Street, Nashua. Burial will follow at Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua. Betty Anne would have wanted to be remembered through generosity to the community; in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Brownie Troop 426 Swift Water Council, the Rivier College Early Education Center, the First Church of Nashua, or the American Cancer Society. The St. Laurent Funeral Home in Nashua was in charge of the arrangements.
Sharon (Courtney) Meredith, a 30-year resident of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, succumbed to cancer peacefully at her home in Connecticut on March 29.
Born in 1944 and raised in Ohio, daughter of Ralph. L. Courtney (deceased) and Juanita L. Courtney (92), with many generations of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She is survived by her brother Philip L. Courtney and wife, Lynne Michelle Courtney of Colorado; two daughters and son-in-laws, Lynn C. Gauthier and Rodolphe A. Gauthier, Jr. of Hudson, and Joanne S. Normandin and Robert A. Normandin, Jr. of Rindge; her son, Dr. Thomas R. Meredith of East Haven, Connecticut; and her beloved grandchildren; Robert (Bo) Normandin, III, Rodolphe (Rudy) Gauthier, III, Courtney Rose Normandin, and Corrie-Danielle Gauthier. All will miss her love, support, guidance, hugs, and kisses.
Through her years, she had graduated from high school as Valedictorian, was an accomplished drum majorette, Miss Great Lakes, an avid snow skier/instructor, and a champion Horseshoe Association competitor with her many friends at the Club Fleur-de-Lis in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.
Also left behind, is her second family at the Hudson Kempo Karate studio. There she accomplished her Third Degree Black Belt and touched the lives of so many through instruction and cherished friendships.
She owned and operated "Picture this ... Custom Framing and Art Gallery" in Hudson for eight years then continued on to become a nurse’s aide at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, well on her way to becoming a nurse with compassion and respect for those in her care.
As she passes into the arms of Angels, know that she is and always will be loved and missed by so many whose lives she touched with kindness, selflessness, and inspiration.
In accordance with her wish to be remembered with celebration and fond memories, no formal services are planned. Instead, a memorial fund is being created in her name, to be presented to the new cancer wing at Yale University Hospital, Connecticut, where the doctors and staff went above and beyond to provide care, support, and encouragement.
Any and all contributions to the memorial will be gratefully accepted by her children or the Hudson Kempo Karate Studio.
Mr. Andrew J. Polak, 94, Hudson, died Tuesday, April 4 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Born on November 22, 1911, in Ludlow, Massachusetts, the son of the late Simon and Theodora (Pacek) Polak. He graduated from Nashua High School in 1930 and later graduated from the FBI Academy in Washington, D. C. Mr. Polak was a longtime resident of Hudson.
He was the former Police Chief of Hudson, 1945 to 1972. Mr. Polak was very active in various state committees and was a State Legislator. He was also the Hillsborough County Deputy Sheriff.
Mr. Polak was a semi-professional wrestler. He had also worked at the former Gregg and Son Woodworking in Nashua. At one time he owned and operated a variety store in Hudson.
Mr. Polak belonged to the Hudson Fish and Game, Hudson Lions, and New Hampshire Police Chiefs Association. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.
He was predeceased by his wife Stephanie “Stella” (Tomaszewska) Polak and his siblings, Genevieve Chrzanowski, Fred Polak, Phyllis Millina, Joseph Polak, and Viola Trombly.
Survivors include his two daughters, June Morin and her husband, Ronald, of Hudson, and Celia Polak of Nashua; a brother Frank Polak of Nashua; a sister Dorothy Boucher and her husband, Lionel, of Hudson; sister-in-law Emily Soltysiak of Hooksett; four grandchildren, Joseph Morin, John Morin, Kathy Morin, and Kimberly Pepin, all of Nashua; seven great-grandchildren, Trisha Morin, Joshua Pepin, Kristine Morin, John Morin, Adam Machado, Andrew Morin, and Bailey Morin, all of Nashua; one great step grandchild, Brittany Hession of Nashua; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours are at the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley Street, Nashua, on Saturday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A memorial service is being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mr. Polak’s memory can be made to Home Health and Hospice Care, 22 Prospect Street, Nashua NH 03060.
William R. Edwards, 50, of Pelham, died Sunday morning at his home.
He was the husband of Donna L. (Horton) Edwards, with whom he recently celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary on January 1.
Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, August 29, 1955, the son of Glennie M. (Boutwell) Edwards and the late Robert M. Edwards. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Pelham.
Mr. Edwards attended Pelham schools and was a graduate of Alvirne High School in the Class of 1973.
Most recently, Mr. Edwards was a heavy equipment mechanic for the MacIsh Corporation in Pelham where he had worked for over 30 years.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.
Besides his wife and mother, he is survived by two sons, Andrew St. Gelais and Mark Edwards of Pelham; a sister, Glennis G. Guerin of Merrimack; two brothers, Robert S. Edwards and his wife, June, of Pelham, and Ralph S. Edwards and Jacqueline Murphy of Pelham; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His funeral service was held on Thursday, March 30 at the First Congregational Church of Pelham; burial was in the Gibson Cemetery.
Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to W. Edwards Memorial Family Fund, Soverign Bank, P. O. Box 30, Pelham, NH 03076. Pelham Funeral Home was responsible for arrangements.
Ann (Mossey) Fraser, 75, of Hudson, died on Saturday, March 25 at the Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson surrounded by her loving family.
Ann was born August 8, 1930, on Prince Edward Island in Canada, daughter of the late Peter and Annabelle (Ryan) Mossey.
Mrs. Fraser was the wife of the late Fred Fraser who died in 1973.
Mrs. Fraser was a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson. Ann was also a nurse and worked at various hospitals in the area including Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital, and then retired from the Hunt Community.
One of the greatest joys in Ann’s life was her family. She very much enjoyed spending time with all of her children and grandchildren. She will be missed greatly by all of them.
Besides her husband, Ann was predeceased by a sister, Adelle Kirouac.
Survivors include five sons and three daughters-in-law, Fred D. and Joann Fraser of Michigan; Peter and Susan Fraser of Hudson; and lan and Mona Fraser of Hampton, New Hampshire; Glen Fraser of Hudson; and David Fraser of Hudson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Maureen Fraser of Vermont; and Debra and Donald Kirouac of Candia, New Hampshire; two brothers and a sister-in-law, John Mossey of Pepperell, Massachusetts, and George and Polly Mossey of Nashua; twenty grandchildren; one great grandchild; and several nieces nephews and cousins.
A funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, March 29, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson. Burial was in St Patrick's Cemetery. To send an online message of condolence, go to www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont - Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth Rigg, 72, passed away in the afternoon hours of Monday, March 27 at the Lakes Region General Hospital, following a brief illness.
He was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, on September 4, 1933, the son of the late William and Ruby (Morneau) Rigg. He attended Nashua schools, and later moved to Hudson. He was self-employed as a machinist, and worked for many years in Hudson before retiring. Upon his retirement, Kenneth moved to Colebrook, New Hampshire, and resided there for many years. He greatly enjoyed the views and serenity of his Blakely Farm Road Home, and was happy to be so close to the area’s natural beauty.
An avid outdoorsman, Kenneth enjoyed any time spent outdoors. He loved to hunt, and fish, and in the wintertime, he would often be off on his snow machine. He was also a very talented musician, and played various instruments to include the accordion, the harmonica and the organ, as well as the violin. At family gatherings, Kenneth would often play instruments while his nieces and nephews would sing.
He was a resident of Canaan, Vermont, briefly, and was most recently a resident of the Country Village Elder Care Center, in Lancaster.
He is survived by his brother, Arthur Rigg and his wife Lois of Peoria, Illinois; his nieces and nephews; Theresa Miller, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky; Janine and her husband Gary Gilbert of Milan; Brenda Caldwell and her husband Don of Manchester, New Hampshire; Jolene Fasanella of New Jersey, Jeri Sosa and her husband Don of Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Steven Rigg of California; and Donald Rigg of Illinios.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents, as well as by a brother, Vincent W. Rigg on January 13, 1998, and by his sister-in-law, Ruth (Caldwell) Rigg on October 17, 1993.
Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday, March 31 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Fleury-Patry Funeral Home, 72 High Street in Berlin.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 11 a.m. in the chapel at the Fleury-Patry Funeral Home.
Interment will be on Saturday, May 20 at 1 p.m. in the family lot at Evergreen Cemetery in Nashua.
Paulina (Kolberer) Scott, 96, of Hudson, died Wednesday, March 22, at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
Mrs. Scott was born February 3, 1910, in Arenzville, Illinois, daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Seibert) Kolberer.
She was the widow of Verian J. Scott who died in 1986. She was also predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.
Mrs. Scott was formerly a member of St. John the Evangelist Church Ladies Guild, Hudson Seniors, Nashua Seniors, AARP, and the Presentation of Mary Holy Hour Group.
Survivors include a daughter and a son-in-law, Bonita “Bonnie” and Warren Smith of Madison, Alabama; a granddaughter, Lisa Pinson of San Antonio, Texas; a step-daughter and a step son-in-law, Shirley and Paul O’Brian of Arlington, Massachusetts; as well as three step grandchildren, Barbara McCarthy, Mark O’Brian, and Jay O’Brian.
Services were held in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson with a funeral mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Hudson, and burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson. Donations in Paulina’s memory may be made to either the Hudson Senior Building Fund, 5 Jackson Drive, Hudson, NH 03051 or Make a Wish Foundation of NH, 66 Hanover Street, Suite 101, Manchester, NH 03101. To send online messages of condolence go to www.dumontsullivan.com.
Ronald R. “Whitey” Boisvert, 68, died Friday March 3 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack surrounded by his loving family.
He was born January 18, 1938, in Manchester, son of the late Donat and Yvonne Boisvert. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Muguette Boisvert and Lilliane Boisvert.
Ron was the husband of Pauline (St. Cyr) Boisvert of Hudson.
He was an Air Force Veteran and from 1956 thru 1960 he was stationed in Korea, Japan, Hawaii, and Texas. He was a graduate of Suffolk University, Class of 1981.
Ron was an avid sports fan, as well as an author who had written a children’s book.
He worked for the Nashua Telegraph for 35 years, where he was known for the “Whitey Special.” He was the director of St. Vincent DePaul at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson, a member of the Hudson Lions Club, Member of the Knights of Columbus Council of 5162 in Hudson and formerly of Council 5163 when he resided in Manchester. He was the past director of RCIA at St. John Church and was instrumental in involving the Hudson Knights of Columbus and local businesses and schools in the Make A Difference Day program.
Mr. Boisvert was also involved in the Rainbow Seekers at St. John Church, as well as a member of Parents Advisory Council of the Visually Impaired.
He loved to attend his children’s and grandchildren’s school and recreational activities. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.
Besides his loving wife, Pauline, survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Paul and Jill Boisvert of Manchester, Pennsylvania, David Boisvert of Lee, New Hampshire, and Daniel and Alicia Boisvert of Manchester, New Hampshire; four grandchildren, Briana and Kyle McLaughlin of Manchester, New Hampshire and Emily and Melody Boisvert of Manchester, Pennsylvania.. A mother-in-law, Gertrude (Duquette) St. Cyr of Milford, a sister-in--law, Denise Cedras of Milford, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday, March 8 at St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library Street, Hudson. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester. In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Arthur Eschleman, 91, of Litchfield, died Wednesday, March 1, at the St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
He was born June 17, 1914, in Columbus, Ohio, son of the late William and Mary Ellen (Orr) Eschleman.
Mr. Eschleman was the husband of Caryl (Hoffman) Eschleman of Litchfield.
Arthur and his wife lived in Florida for 24 years until their move to New Hampshire in 2005. While in Florida, Arthur was a parishioner of St. Charles Church in Port Charlotte, Florida, and was a member of the Kingsway Country Club also in Port Charlotte.
Mr. Eschleman was an avid golfer and loved to play poker. He was a fan of the Florida Dolphins football team.
Arthur was predeceased by four brothers and one sister, and his daughter, Susan Eschleman Curtis, who died in January 2006.
Besides his loving wife, Caryl, Arthur is survived by one son, Dr. A. Robert Eschleman of Woodstock, Georgia; four grandchildren, Melinda O’Neill of Topsfield, Massachusetts, Patricia (P.J.) Curtis of Litchfield, Christine Curtis of Litchfield, Elby Gonsoulin of Canton, Georgia, and Edward Eschleman of Atlanta, Georgia; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial funeral mass was held on Tuesday, March 7 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson. The family has requested that donations be sent to St. Joseph Hospital Breast Care Center in memory of Arthur's late daughter, Susan Eschleman Curtis, 172 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH 03060.
The Dumont - Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Marvin D. Loshbaugh, 63, of Hudson, died Thursday, February 23 at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
Mr. Loshbaugh was born June 6, 1942, in Brush, Coloroda, son of Howard and Opal (McCracken) Loshbaugh.
Marvin was the husband of Rita (Bourre) Loshbaugh, of Hudson, in which they shared 38 loving years together.
Mr. Loshbaugh dutifully served 20 years in the U.S. Navy specializing in submarines during the Vietnam Era. He was the recipient of the Presidential Unit Citation Medal. In 1982, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University and was a Technical Writer for many years at various corporations.
Mr. Loshbaugh, after living in various parts of the country, settled in Hudson, where he and his wife have resided for twenty years. Marvin was very active at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nashua and was a Cub Master there with the Cub Scouts. He was also very interested in Genealogy Research, computers and gardening.
Marvin loved being called Pepere and enjoyed spending time with all of his family. He will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
Mr. Loshbaugh was predeceased by his father, Howard Loshbaugh.
Besides his loving wife, survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Darlene Loshbaugh of Riverton, Utah, and James Loshbaugh of Hudson; three daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Charles Mitchell of Santaquinn, Utah, Catherine and Michael Ehlers, Jr., of Hudson, and Julie and Tony Lambias of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; his mother, Opal Loshbaugh of New Ulm, Minnesota; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Christine Loshbaugh of Irvine, California, and Robert and Raylene Loshbaugh of McCook, Nebraska; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Lana and Doug Owens of New Ulm, Minnesota, Carol and Kurt Siats of St. Charles, Missouri, and Judy and Bart Bieker of Webster City, Iowa; nine dear grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service was held on Monday, February 27, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Nashua. In Marvin's memory, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110. The Dumont - Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian C. “Gram” (Cyrus) Landry, 82, a resident of Pelham for 62 years, died Monday morning, February 13, at Lowell General Hospital following a long illness. She was the wife of Donald H. Landry who survives her. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary earlier this year.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 25, 1923, the daughter of the late William and the late Anna (Conlin) Cyrus, she attended St. Patrick School in Boston and then in the Derry, New Hampshire schools.
She was a communicant at St. Patrick Church in Pelham.
Before retiring, Mrs. Landry worked in the cafeteria at Pelham High School for many years. She was affectionately knows as “Gram” to the many students and faculty members at the high school.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Pelham.
Mrs. Landry loved spending time with her husband and family.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Elaine Zelonis and her husband, Richard, of Hudson, and Kathleen Beauregard and her companion, Lawrence Macionski, of Hampton Falls; a son, John M. Landry and his wife Lisa Anne of Pelham; a daughter-in-law Michelle J. Landry of Pelham; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two brothers, William Cyrus and his wife, Marie, of South Weymouth, Massachusetts, and Leo Cyrus and his wife, Theresa, of Cambridge, Massachusetts; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the mother of the late Donald W. Landry and sister of the late Helen Carter, Mary McDonough, Rita Cyrus, and Joseph Cyrus.
Her funeral took place on February 16 at St. Patrick Church with burial at Gibson Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital, c/o the Development Office, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854.
The Pelham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Henry “Sonny” “Harry” Arey, Jr., 71, of State Street, Hudson, died Thursday, February 2 at his residence.
He was born August 30, 1934, in Somerville, Massachusetts, son of the late Henry, Sr., and Agnes (Thurber) Arey.
Mr. Arey was a United States Marine during the Korean War.
He was a senior systems engineer at Raytheon in Andover, Massachusetts, for 38 years. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed bowling, darts, and playing in various pool leagues. Harry also played for a hockey league for many years.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Marie Arey, in 1999.
Survivors include four sons and three daughters-in-law, Patrick and Nancy Arey of Gloucester, New Jersey; Michael and Marcella Arey of Glenburnie, Maryland; Gerald and Natalie Arey of Lynchburg, Virginia; and Kevin Arey of Hudson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Theresa Langlais of Amherst, New Hampshire; and Kathleen and Scott Tice of Hudson; two stepsons, John Strange of Nashua and Scott Strange and his wife, Irena, of Jackson, New Hampshire; two stepdaughters, Kim McLain and her husband Dan of Greenville, New Hampshire; and Dawn Decoursey and her husband, Michael, of Nashua; a half-daughter, Lori-Anne Messina of Wareham, Massachusetts; two additional stepdaughters, Jacquelyn and Sandra Allaire; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Corinne McKee of Lowell, Massachusetts; Pauline and Dennis Brien of Merrimack, New Hampshire; 22 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A graveside service was on February 6 at the New Hampshire State Veteran’s Cemetery in Boscawen, New Hampshire.
In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal Street, Manchester, NH 03101.
The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Robert O. Campbell, 77, of Hudson, passed away on Friday, February 3, at home with his family, after a lengthy illness. He was the loving and devoted husband of Alice (Gordon) Campbell, with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage on January 7.
He was a lifelong resident of Hudson, the son of the late Oscar P. and Louise M. (Jeannotte) Campbell. He was predeceased by a son, Robert, Jr., as well as sisters, Dorothy Hardy and Arlene Briand.
Mr. Campbell was a call firefighter for the Hudson Fire Department for over 45 years, retiring as deputy. In 2004, Bob was awarded the Distinguished Medal of Service from the Hudson Fire Department of which he was extremely proud.
In his younger years he had been employed by George Fuller Oil Company. He had owned and operated Campbell’s Fuel Oil for several years. In his later years he was employed by Hudson Water Company which later became Consumer’s Water, where Bob retired as a supervisor due to illness.
Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of the American Legion Post 48 of Hudson; the Hudson Firefighter’s Relief Association; New Hampshire Fire Chief’s Association, serving on the executive board; and the New Hampshire Fire Warden’s Association.
Bob will be remembered as a tough individual, but fair and a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He will be greatly missed by all.
Besides his loving wife, survivors include a son and a daughter-in-law, Oscar “OP” and Shirley Campbell of Milford; four daughters and two-sons-in law, Cynthia and Charles Nutting of Hudson, Crystal Campbell of Henniker, New Hampshire; Candia Campbell and her longtime companion Tom Tomas of Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, and Catherine and Brian Sims of Sullivan, New Hampshire; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren; two sisters, Gloria Schreiterer of Florida and Barbara Miller of Bedford, New Hampshire; several brothers- and sisters-in-law, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, and many dear friends.
The funeral ceremony and burial were private. A celebration of Bob’s life was held at the American Legion Post 48 of Hudson on February 6.
In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made to the Firefighter’s Relief Fund, 15 Library Street, Hudson, NH 03051. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Richard E. Millard, 81, of Lutz, Florida, died January 29.
Mr. Millard was a member of the Hudson, New Hampshire Lions Club, the Hudson American Legion, and a charter member of the Hudson Snowmen Snowmobile Club. He worked as a firefighter and emergency medication technician for the Town of Hudson, and later as a Building Inspector.
Richard is survived by his daughters, Arlene Bisol and her husband, Mark; Coleen Millard, and Gwyn Furtado and her husband, Chris; granddaughters Karen Vu and her husband Dr. Huy Vu, and Krista Mitchell; grandsons Brian and Tyler Furtado; and great grandsons Hunter and Alex Vu.
A memorial service to honor his life will be conducted at a later date.
The family requests donations be made to the Hudson Fire Department, 15 Library Street, Hudson, NH 03051 in Richard’s memory.
Olive M. Jordan, 78, of Pelham died January 23 at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts, with her loving cousin, Joanne Sforza by her side.
Ollie was born in London, England, March 1, 1927, the daughter of the late Norah (Farrell) Smith and James Johnson. During World War II, she served in the British Land Army working on farms in place of me who were engaged in the war.
In the Red Cow Pub, north of Oxford, England, she met Sergeant Carl F. Jordan of the U. S. Army. They were married on July 21, 1951, and remained together until Carl passed away on June 6, 2000.
Olive is survived by a son, Jeffrey Marc Jordan and his wife Lee Gosselin of Mobile, Alabama; a daughter, Jo Ann Jordan Elias and her husband Attorney Thomas Elias of York, Maine; and two grandsons, Jordan Philip Elias and Berkeley Thomas Elias both of York, Maine.
A funeral mass was held on January 28 at St. Patrick Church in Pelham. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatric Oncology Department, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114. Pelham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Auguste “Gus” R. Ouellette, 86, of Hudson died Friday, January 27 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a period of failing health.
Mr. Ouellette was born in Dracut, Massachusetts, on September 29, 1919, a son of the late Dominique and Laura (Gaudette) Ouellette. He was the husband of Pauline (Laquerre) Ouellette of Hudson.
Mr. Ouellette was raised in Dracut and Lowell, Massachusetts, graduating from Dracut High School in 1939. He married Pauline Laquerre on September 29, 1947, and moved to Hudson at that time. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps 345th Bombardment Group in the Pacific during World War II. In recent years, he enjoyed many reunions with his fellow corpsmen, including a visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D. C. Mr. Ouellette was a member of the VFW Post #5791. He was a volunteer at the Veterans Administration Hospital helping with their bingo.
He was a life-long Scout and former scoutmaster and was the first scoutmaster for Troop 252 of Hudson. He was a Little League coach, a member of the Dracut High Reunion Committee, and a volunteer at the Soup Kitchen. He served on the Catholic Committee on Scouting as well as the District Committee. He also served on the Hudson 300th Anniversary Committee. Mr. Ouellette received the Boy Scout District Award of Merit, the St. George Award, The Silver Beaver Award, and the Scouter’s Key. Mr. Ouellette was an active communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church, serving as a eucharistic minister, lector, and usher, and was past president of the Men’s Club.
He was predeceased by four brothers: Peter Fred, George, and Raymond, and four sisters: Yvonne Peters, Anita Kerrallah, Claire Lemieux and Louise Wye.
Besides his wife of 66 years, Mr. Ouellette is survived by two sons, Ronald Ouellette of Boston, Massachusetts, and Paul Ouellette of Hudson; one daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Brad Trafton of Gonic, New Hampshire; six grandchildren, Avery Ouellette, Sarita Trafton, Scot Trafton, Jennifer Lowke and her husband Bryan, Cynthia Tognarina and her husband Jason, and Melissa Ouellette; two great grandchildren, Garon Lowke and Charlie Tognarina; one sister, Annette Ouellette of Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Zelphia Ouellette of Milford and Jeannette Ouellette of Illinois,; and a brother-in-law Roger Laquerre and his wife Rachel of Florida. He was Uncle Gus to several nieces and nephews, and scoutmaster to many boys in Hudson including faithful scout Duane Morin.
A mass of Christian burial was celebrated February 1 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson. Burial took place in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boy Scout Troop 252, c/o Father John Horan, 27 Library Street, Hudson, NH 03051 or a charity of one’s choice. Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, Nashua, was in charge of arrangements.
Henry L. Paquette, 87, a resident of Hudson, New Hampshire, formerly of Greater Lowell, died Wednesday, January 25 at the Community Hospice House, in Merrimack, New Hampshire. He was the husband of the late Pauline (Patenaude) Paquette, who died in 1968, and Eleanor (Burndrett) Paquette, who died in 2004.
He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on April 5, 1918, a son of the late Napolean “Paul” Paquette and Celida (Pellerin) Paquette, and was educated in the Lowell public school system.
For over 20 years, Mr. Paquette worked as a milkman, for the H.P. Hood Company. He then worked as a guard for the Brink's Armored Car Company for 15 years. Following his retirement, his love and skill at woodworking led him to work for Country Kitchen Cabinets, in North Conway, New Hampshire. He was an avid golfer and a member of the North Conway Country Club and former member at Vesper Country Club.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Diane M. and Richard DeRosa, of Lowell; a son and daughter-in-law: Paul H. and Leslie Paquette of Atkinson, New Hampshire; his stepchildren, Jack Kobelenz and his companion Betty Belcastro of Littleton, Massachusetts; Debora Kobelenz and her companion Rick Siverhus of Hudson, Mary Ellen and Edward Greaves, of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and David and Lisa Kobelenz of Weare; his grandchildren, Mark Paquette and his wife Heather Rowe of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, Kathleen and Paul DeVito of Hudson, Stephen and Kerri DeRosa of Lowell; Christine and James Lowell of Nashua, and Beth and Timothy Martin of Lowell; his step-grandchildren, Karen Grantham of Merrimack, James Kobelenz of Milford, Anthony Kobelenz of Hastings, Nebraska, Molly Kobelenz of Winchester, Massachusetts, Emily Kobelenz of Youngstown, Ohio, Jason Kobelenz of Weare, Chelsea Greaves of Chelmsford, and Rachel Kobelenz of Hudson; a brother-in-law, James O. Robinson of Chelmsford; and also many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was the brother of the late Noella Trombly, Victor Paquette, and stepfather of the late Terry Kobelenz.
The Mahoney Funeral Home in Lowell was in charge of funeral arrangements. His funeral mass was held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Lowell on Saturday, January 28. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society; 30 Speen Street; Framingham, MA 01701-9376; or to Community Hospice House; 210 Naticook Road; Merrimack, NH 03054.
Susan M. (Eschleman) Curtis, 63, of Litchfield, New Hampshire, died Friday, January 20 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.
Susan was born July 29, 1942, in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Arthur and Caryl (Hoffman) Eschleman of Litchfield.
Mrs. Curtis was the wife of Jack Curtis of Litchfield and had shared 26 loving years of marriage together.
Susan received her master’s degree in nursing from St. Joseph College in Maine and also earned her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Florida. Mrs. Curtis was a nursing instructor at the St. Joseph School of Practical Nursing.
Susan was a Eucharistic Minister and taught CCD classes at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Hudson. Mrs. Curtis was passionate about the fight for breast cancer. In 2005, she was the recipient of the New Hampshire Representative Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation Award. She also had several articles published in leading medical magazines articulating about those dealing with breast cancer and their survival.
Mrs. Curtis loved horses and at one time was a horse trainer for 15 years in Florida. Susan was never more devoted to one cause than that of her family. She supported her children with all that she had and took great interest in every activity they participated in.
Besides her husband, survivors include her parents, Arthur and Caryl Eschleman of Litchfield, three daughters and one son-in-law, Melynda and Joseph O’Neill of Topsfield, Massachusetts; Patricia (P.J.) Curtis of Litchfield, Christine Curtis of Litchfield; one brother, Dr. Robert Eschleman of Woodstock, Georgia, two very dear grandchildren, Conor and Audrey O’Neill, both of Topsfield, Massachusetts; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral mass was celebrated on Tuesday, January 24 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson. Burial was in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Hudson. The family requests that in Susan's loving memory, donations be sent to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 65039. Dallas, TX 75265. To send an online message of condolence, go to www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont - Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Richard “Dick” Quinn, 56, of Litchfield died peacefully at his home on Thursday, January 19.
Dick was born November 7, 1949, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, son of the late Leo Quinn and Therese (Gosselin) Quinn, of Salem, New Hampshire.
Mr. Quinn was the husband of Carol (Phillips) Quinn of Litchfield.
Mr. Quinn throughout his life held many positions. He was a member of the Planning Board and a Chairman in Litchfield. He was also a member of the Litchfield Fire Department, the Nashua Area Radio Club, a private pilot, and an entrepreneur with his business Quinn Associates.
Beyond all of his activities, Dick especially loved spending time with his family, traveling, and running his business with his wife. Dick also enjoyed ham radio, hiking, camping, his motorcycle, woodworking and spending time with all of his associates and friends.
Besides his loving wife, Carol, survivors include one son, Benjamin Quinn of Litchfield; one daughter, Allison Quinn of Rockport, Massachusetts; his mother, Therese (Gosselin) Quinn of Salem; 10 siblings; and several nieces and nephews and cousins.
A remembrance service was held on January 21at the Dumont - Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson.
The family requests donations in Dick's memory be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756. To send an online message of condolence, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.
The Dumont - Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Priscilla Cecelia Bouley, 87, of Hudson died Saturday, January 14 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry.
She was born December 8, 1918, in Nashua, daughter of the late Albert and Maria (Mackowska) Kopiczko.
Mrs. Bouley was predeceased by her husband Raymond R. Bouley. She was also predeceased by a son, John Bouley; two brothers, Stephen Kapisky and John Kapisky; and a sister, Ann Christopher.
Mrs. Bouley loved to crochet and to work with her hands. She enjoyed playing bingo and playing cards. She will be remembered as a wonderful cook who made delicious pies.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law Glenn and Peggy Bouley of Derry, Stephen and Rebecca Bouley of Hillsboro, Richard and Nancy Bouley of Hudson; two daughters and sons-in-law, Virginia and Raymond Menard of Derry, Shirley and Larry Carlson of Middleburg, Florida; 16 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Lolita J. Coombes, 69, of Windhaven Drive, Hudson, died Thursday, January 12 at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center.
Mrs. Coombes was born in Belmont, Massachusetts, on May 14, 1936, a daughter of the late Joseph and Elena (Candelmo) Amodeo. She was the wife of Edward J. Coombes of Hudson.
Mrs. Coombes was a longtime resident of Hudson. For 24 years she had been employed by the Hills Memorial Library in Hudson. She was a devoted grandmother who loved spending time with her grandchildren. Mrs. Coombes was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church. She was predeceased by 11 brothers and sisters: Anthony, Albert, Generoso, Carmella, Americo, Esther, Ann, Geraldine Ingegneri, Mary Palladinto, Linda, and Mario.
Besides her husband, Mrs. Coombes is survived by one daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Todd Lyon of Hudson; one son and daughter-in-law Brian and Michelle Coombes of Pittsfield; two grandchildren Evan Morse and Anna Lyon; one sister, Sylvia Grinnell of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Anctil - Rochette and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Annette L. DeNitto, R.N., 70, of Hudson, New Hampshire, and formerly of Trumbull, Connecticut, devoted wife of Julius DeNitto, died peacefully surrounded by family at St. Vincent Medical Center on Monday, December 26 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Calabrese Cianciola.
Annette was a wonderful wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and a great friend to many. She enjoyed entertaining and reading. She attended St. Patrick’s School, was a graduate of Lauralton Hall and St. Vincent’s School of Nursing. Mrs. DeNitto served as the junior vice chairman of the Woman’s Auxiliary of VFW Post 10059, Trumbull. In addition to her loving husband, she is survived by her daughter Julie St. Louis, a son, Julius DeNitto, grandchildren, Megan, Jason and Kayla St. Louis all of Hudson; sisters Letitia Francouer, and friend Jack Merz of Bridgeport, Connecticut; Joela Keane and her husband Robert of Tolland, Connecticut, a brother Joseph Cianciola of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services took place on Friday, December 30 at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home in Trumbull, Connecticut and at St. Catherine of Siena Church, in Trumbull for a Mass of Christian Burial.
Memorial contributions may be made to Swim Across the Sound c/o St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation, 2800 Main Street., Bridgeport, CT 06606 or the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Francis William Dinan, 92, of Laurel Place in Hudson, died Wednesday afternoon, January 11 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua after a brief illness.
Mr. Dinan was born in Wakefield, Massachusetts, on October 31, 1913, son of the late D. Thomas and Elizabeth G. (Connelly) Dinan. He resided in Wakefield during his youth then in Falls Church, Virginia for 25 years, and later in Sandwich, Massachusetts, for 24 years before moving to New Hampshire in 2000.
He was the husband of Janet (Payson) Dinan, whom he married on February 9, 1946. The couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary next month.
Mr. Dinan had been employed with the federal government as a computer analyst at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. for 25 years. A Navy veteran of more than 20 years, Mr. Dinan served as a Commander on destroyers in the Atlantic during World War II, and during the Korean War he was stationed in Key West, Florida.
Educated in Massachusetts, he graduated from Wakefield High School in 1931 and from Boston College in 1935 with a bachelor’s degree in English. He later earned a master’s degree from Boston University and a master’s degree in education from Harvard University. Earlier in his career, Mr. Dinan taught at Saint Anselm College in Manchester and coached football and hockey there. He also coached the Wakefield hockey team for a time and was an avid golfer.
While residing in Sandwich, he was a communicant of Corpus Christi Church.
Mr. Dinan was predeceased by three brothers, Thomas E. Dinan, M. D., Charles W. Dinan, and Edward J. Dinan and two sisters, Helen F. Fitzpatrick and Dorothy Carr.
Besides his wife of 59 years, he is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert P and Lynn K. Dinan of Nashua, and Warren W. Dinan of Somerset, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Janet F. Darracott of Bourne, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Kristen L. Wilson, Janice A. Page, Russell Darracott, Matthew Dinan, and Melanie Horner; seven great-grandchildren, Joey and Cassie Page, Brett, Tyler, and Derek Wilson, Kameron and Karlie Horner; a brother, George B. Dinan, D.M.D of Peabody, Massachusetts; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Farwell Funeral Service of Nashua was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Arthur George Graves, 67 of Litchfield, formerly of Westford,Massachusetts, died Sunday, January 15 at home. He was married to Janice A. (Malpass) Graves of Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
Born in Providence, Rhode Island, on January 10, 1939, the son of the late Arthur G. Graves, Jr. and Alice D. (Kiernan) Graves. He was a graduate of Oxford High School with the class of 1957. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Massachusetts in 1962, and a master’s in computer science from the University of Lowell. He was a member of the Phi Mu Delta Fraternity.
Mr. Graves was employed over the years as a software engineer in the computer industry. He worked at Kollmorgen in Northampton, Massachusetts; Itek in Lexington, Massachusetts; Raytheon in Bedford, Massachusetts; MITRE in Burlington, Massachusetts; Sanders Associates in Nashua, New Hampshire; MIT Lincoln Laboratories in Lexington, Massachusetts; and Paymentech in Salem, New Hampshire. He retired in November of 2004.
He was a member of Nabnasset Lake Country Club in Westford, Massachusetts. Mr. Graves was an avid golfer. He loved travel, photography, computers, and reading. He enjoyed sports, including the Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics, and University of Massachusetts basketball and football.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sondra L. Graves-Sokolowski of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Susan and her husband, Douglas Worobey of Peoria, Arizona. He leaves two brothers and their wives, Richard and Martha Graves of Concord, New Hampshire, Paul and Carol Graves of Oxford, Massachusetts, and a sister and her husband, Marcia and Steven Grady of Vernon, Connecticut. He is survived by his mother-in-law, Catherine F. Malpass of Auburn, Massachusetts. He also leaves five grandchildren: Geoffrey M. Sokolowski and Jonathan H. Sokolowski, Joshua R. Worobey, Madison S. Worobey, and Darrah M. Worobey, as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Souhegan Home Care & Hospice, 4 Bud Way, Suite 2, Nashua, NH 03063.
Dolan Funeral Home in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, was in charge of arrangements.
Gerald D. “Jake” Kilbride, 73, a resident of Pelham, died unexpectedly Monday, January 9 at his home.
Born in Lowell on March 25, 1932, he was a son of the late William F. and Mary A. (O’Neil) Kilbride.
A former Lowell resident, he was a communicant of St. Michael Church.
Prior to his retirement, Mr. Kilbride was employed by the City of Lowell with the Traffic Division.
Mr. Kilbride served with the United States Navy during the Korean War.
He was a charter member and past president of the East End Club and also belonged to the United Commercial Travelers.
He is survived by a brother Walker Kilbride of Pelham, two sisters, Kathleen Kane of Lowell and Anne Henderson of Nashua; also several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. He was the longtime companion of the Late Yoshie Kakris.
Mrs. Anne M. (McGuire) Schubert of Hudson died Monday January 16 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua. She was married to the late Dr. Herbert E. Schubert who passed away on June 17, 1971.
Born in New York, New York, on July 14, 1922, the daughter of the late Mr. Thomas McGuire and Mary Jane (Gavin) McGuire. She was a graduate of St. Brendan's High School of the Bronx, New York.
A resident of Hudson for the past 12 years, she previously lived in Hampden, Massachuesetts, and West Harwich, Massachusetts. She was employed with Young and Rubican Advertising Company of Manhattan, New York. She was also co-owner of Bookkeeping Services and Workshop of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
She was a communicant of St. Kathryn Church of Hudson.
She is survived by five sons, Herbert E. Schubert, Jr. and his wife Linda of Ponte Verde, Florida; Attorney William J. Schubert of Manchester, New Hampshire; John T. and his wife Mary Jo (Nader) Schubert of Longmeadow, Massachusetts; Thomas E. Schubert of London, England, Dr. Paul J. Schubert and his wife Cindy Matheison of Cohasset, Massachusetts; four daughters, Patricia A. Schubert of Hudson; Ellen M. and her husband S. Raymond Mitchell of Alexandria, Virginia; Anne and her husband Billy Edwards of Orange Park, Florida; and Marguerite Stewart of Prospect Park, Pennsylvania; three brothers, John McGuire of Bronx, New York, Thomas and his wife Kathleen McGuire of Ellenton, Florida, and Vincent and his wife Ann McGuire of Ellenton, Florida and West Des Moines, Iowa; one sister Therese and her husband Donald Grohs of Oakland, New Jersey, as well as ten grandchildren and one great grandson.
She was the sister of the late Edward McGuire and the late Michael McGuire, both of New York, New York, and the late Sister M. Dolores of the Holy Angels, O.P. of North Guilford, Connecticut.
For those that wish, memorials may be made in her name to St. Kathryn Church, 4 Dracut Road, Hudson, NH 03051. Dolan Funeral Home of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, was in charge of arrangements.
Ernest R. Leveille, 84, of Tamarack Street, Hudson, died Sunday, January 8 at the Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare Center.
Mr. Leveille was born in Nashua on April 28, 1921, a son of the late Alphonse and Josephine (Miller) Leveille. He was the husband of Florence M. (Gamache) Leveille of Hudson.
Mr. Leveille, a longtime resident of Hudson, was educated in Nashua schools. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Leveille had been employed by Doehla Greeting Cards for over 20 years and then retired from Nashua Corporation in 1983. He was a World War II Army veteran serving with Battery A 210th Antiaircraft Artillery. He served in the southwest Pacific until his discharge in 1945. Mr. Leveille was a life and gold card member a of the American Legion Hudson Post #48; a life and charter member of the Hudson V.F.W. Post #5791; a third degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Council #5162; and a member of the Hudson Historical Society. He was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church where he served as an usher for more than 30 years.
He was predeceased by five brothers, Alphonse, Alfred, George, Henry and Arthur; and five sisters, Eva Lafayette, Melvina Ferris, Ida Belanger, Marian Plourde and Yvonne Levesque.
Besides his wire, Mr. Leveille is survived by two godchildren, Sandra Lussier of Nashua, and Juliana Allard of Farmville, North Carolina; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The Anctil-Rouchette and Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mary (Hetherington) Albert, 81, of Hudson, died Monday, December 26 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua.
She was born January 22, 1924, in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of the late John C. and Margaret (Mooney) Hetherington. She was also predeceased by a brother, John J. Hetherington.
Mrs. Albert was the beloved wife of William Albert of Hudson to whom she had been married for 56 years.
Mrs. Albert moved to Hudson in 1988, prior to which she and her husband lived in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, where they raised their family.
During World War II, she worked at Western Electric Co. in New Jersey and was later employed by Lambrecht Foods as a bookkeeper. Mrs. Albert was previously very active in St. Robert Church in West Andover. In her earlier years she volunteered her time with various charities.
She enjoyed crocheting, camping, watching baseball, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. She will be remembered as always setting a wonderful example of how to be a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Besides her loving husband, survivors include son, Andrew W. Albert of Nashua; son and daughter-in-law Peter and Lorraine Albert of Merrimack; son and daughter-in-law Stephen and Jacqueline Albert of Salem, New Hampshire; daughter Jane Albert, and her partner Tom Salvo of Haverhill, Massachusetts; daughter and son-in-law Kathryn and Michael Usher of Saratoga Springs, New York; 11 grandchildren: Angela Albert of Lowell, Massachusetts; Daniel Bazzinotti and Nicole Bazzinotti of Haverhill, Massachusetts; Erin Albert, Caitlyn Albert, Juliana Albert, and Christopher Dionne of Merrimack; Steve Albert and Maria Albert of Salem, New Hampshire; Christina Usher and Eric Usher of Saratoga Springs, New York; a brother-in-law, Roland and Eleanor Albert of DeBary, Florida; as well as two nieces, a nephew and many cousins.
A funeral mass was celebrated on Friday, December 30 in St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring Street, Nashua. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. The family requests donations be sent to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. To send an online message of condolence, please go to www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont - Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
Pauline G. Doucette, 81, of Chatham Street, Hudson, died Thursday, December 22, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a long illness.
Born in Nashua, August 1, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Murray) Gauthier. Mrs. Doucette was a graduate of Nashua High School and attended Berklee School of Music and Bentley College. Before her retirement she had been employed as a bookkeeper at Sadler Insurance Agency in Nashua.
She was a communicant of St. Patrick Church in Nashua. She also held membership in the AARP, National Rifle Association, and was a past member of the Hudson and Nashua Seniors.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Gordon and Lawrence Gauthier, and a siste, Natalie Beaulieu.
Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Raymond H. Doucette of Hudson; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Raymond L. Doucette of Manchester, Michael G. and Louise Doucette of Littleton, and Kenneth Doucette of Nashua; a daughter and son-in-law Diane and Peter Moore of Manchester; five grandchildren, Michael Doucette of Bolder Colorado, Jenna Doucette of Littleton, Brian Doucette of Pepperell, Massachusetts, Jason Doucette of Pepperell, and Paula Doucette of Hudson; also five great grandchildren.
A funeral mass was celebrated Tuesday, December 27 at St. Patrick Church, Spring Street, Nashua followed by burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity, P.O. Box 159, Nashua, NH 03061.
Robert V. Geiger, 80, of Windham, died Wednesday, December 21, at his home.
Mr. Geiger was born September 17, 1925, in Pepperell, Massachusetts, son of the late Victor and Gertrude (Noakes) Geiger. He was the husband of the late Thelma (Madsen) Geiger. He was also predeceased by three brothers and a sister.
Mr. Geiger was a Navy Veteran of World War II, having served in the Construction Battalion. He was a member of the Nashua Elks Lodge # 720, as well as a member of the VFW in Pepperell, Massachusetts.
He was a rabbit breeder who owned and operated Hallmark Rabbitry in Windham for many years. He was also a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. He loved caring for the rabbits, and they were his pride and joy.
He is survived by a daughter and a son-in-law, Ruth and William Lajoie of Hudson; three grandchildren, James Lajoie and Robert Lajoie, both of Merrimack, and Jeanne Lajoie of Hudson; one great grandchild, Tegan Lajoie of Merrimack; and two brothers, Leon Geiger of Machias, Maine, and Bruce Geiger of Lyndeborough, New Hampshire.
Visitation hours were held on Friday, December 23 in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson. To send the family an online message of condolence, go to www.dumontsullivan.com.
Gerard P. "Jerry" Knights, 56, of Litchfield, died early Thursday morning, December 29 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua, after a brief illness.
Mr. Knights was born in Nashua on April 5, 1949, son of the late Horace L. and Marion Louise (Grant) Knights. He resided in Hudson during his youth and has made his home in Litchfield for the past 28 years.
He is the husband of Glenna D. (Cleveland) Knights with whom he celebrated their 36th wedding anniversary in August.
Mr. Knights had worked as an industrial sales representative for the former Whitney Screw Corporation in Nashua for several years and more recently was employed with the Hillsborough County Department of Correction for three years.
Educated in local schools, Mr. Knights was a graduate-of Alvirne High School, class of 1967 and earned a bachelor's degree in education from Keene State College in 1971.
Mr. Knights was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Hudson, where he was currently serving as moderator. An avid sportsman, he coached both baseball and soccer, and trained boxers. He was also actively involved with Golden Gloves.
In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by a son, Joshua Matthew Knights, who died February 9, 1983.
Besides his wife, Glenna, survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jason P. and Jennifer Knights of Londonderry; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jessica and John Sosnowski of Litchfield and Jillian Knights of Keene; three grandchildren, Abigail and Ryan Knights and Emelia Sosnowski; a brother and sister-in-law Jeffrey P. and Elaine Knights; also nieces, nephews and cousins.
The Farwell Funeral Service, 18 Lock Street, Nashua was in charge of arrangements.
Gerard “Jay” O’Halloran, 40, of Hudson, died Thursday, December 22 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.
He was the son of Barbara (Dufresne) O’Halloran of Warner, New Hampshire and the late Gerard V. O’Halloran.
Mr. O’Halloran was the husband of Dodi (Tieff) O’Halloran of Hudson.
He was the Vice President of Rapid Finishing Corp., in Nashua. He enjoyed playing hockey in an over-30 league in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts. Jay also coached hockey for several years in the Nashua Bantam League. He was a true hockey fan and loved to play, watch, and go to games. Jay also was a fan of Jimmy Buffet and very much enjoyed going to his concerts. He also enjoyed taking island vacations, snowmobiling, ice skating on the pond, waterskiing, and boating.
Besides his loving wife and mother, survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law, Keith and Denice O’Halloran of New Boston, New Hampshire, David and Christina O’ Halloran of Hudson; six sisters and a brother-in-law, Cheryl O’ Halloran of Merrimack, New Hampshire, Linda Ginnetty of Chester, New Hampshire, Karen and Richard Sartori of Barnstead, New Hampshire, Diane Stathopoulos of Nashua, Debra Shaugnessy of Londonderry, New Hampshire, and Barbara Ginnetty of Plymouth, Massachusetts.; a mother-in-law, Erma Tieff of Nashua, a father-in-law, Frank Tieff of Phillipsburg, New Jersey, as well as four brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law; also many nieces and nephews.
A funeral mass was celebrated in St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library Street, Hudson on Wednesday, December 28. Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115 or Friends of Alvirne Ice Hockey, 39 Glen Drive, Hudson, NH 03051. The Dumont - Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.
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