Obituaries

Lorraine A. Bonney

Lorraine A. Bonney, 73, of Londonderry, died Monday, June 4, 2007 in the Elliot Hospital in Manchester.  Mrs. Bonney was born in Auburn, Maine, on June 28, 1933, a daughter of the late William J. and Maria G. (Thibodeau) Asselin.  She was a resident of Londonderry since 1971, formerly living in Yarmouth, Maine.  Mrs. Bonney was a graduate of Edward Little High School in Auburn in 1951.  She had been employed for St. Joseph’s Community Services in Manchester, and was a communicant of St. Jude Parish in Londonderry.

She is survived by her husband, Orvis W. Bonney, Jr., of Londonderry; two sons, Orvis W. Bonney, III of Manchester, and Kevin Bonney of Bedford; three daughters, Debra Turnbull of North Adams, Massachusetts, Lynn Cavedon of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, and Karen Bonney of Hudson; eight grandchildren, Sarah Turnbull, Joshua Turnbull, Emily Cavedon, Peter Cavedon, Sam Bonney-Liles, Max Bonney-Liles, Sawyer Bonney, and Lidia Bonney; as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Friends may call on Sunday, June 10 from 1 – 4 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Road, Londonderry.  A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Jude Parish, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, with cremation following.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Parish Building Fund, 435 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053.  To send a condolence, or for more information visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.

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Lucy Ida Braccio

Lucy Ida Braccio, 90, of Manchester, formerly of Malden, Massachusetts, and Hudson, died Sunday, June 24, 2007, at Hanover Hills in Manchester.

She was born April 2, 1917 in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Frank and Josephine (Nazziota) Braccio.  She was also predeceased by two brothers, Joseph Braccio and Vincent Braccio.

Lucy lived in Malden for over 70 years, prior to moving to New Hampshire in 1994.  For many years she was employed with Sylvania Electric in Malden.  She enjoyed knitting and reading and loved to spend time with her family.

Survivors include a nephew and his wife, Kenneth J. and Nancy Braccio of Hudson; a niece and her husband, Donna and Robert Fournier of Hudson; and a niece, Darlene Parent of Hudson; as well as several grand nieces and grand nephews.

All services were held in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson with burial in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden.  To send an online message of condolence visit www.dumontsullivan.com.

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Theresa A. Candela

Theresa A. Candela, 96, of Hudson, died at home Saturday, June 2, 2007.  She was born in Natick, Massachusetts, October 15, 1910, daughter of the late Philip and Mary (Pandiscio) Quatrale.  She was the widow of Louis Candela.

Mrs. Candela ran a poultry farm with her husband and she had her own egg route.  She retired to Cape Cod in l968 and in 1985 she moved to Hudson.  She was an excellent baker and was known for her homemade Italian dishes.  Besides cooking she enjoyed bird watching and all outdoor activities.  Her family was very important to her.  She was at one time active with the Nashua Seniors.

Survivors include her daughter and son in law Flora and Thomas Gallant of Hudson, a brother and sister-in-law Philip and Mary Quatrale of Florida, a sister Nancy Tommassini of Pennsylvania; three grandchildren Janet Eaton and her husband Jeffrey of Maine, Carole Shapiro and her husband Albert of Massachusetts, Mary Chang and her husband Ted of New York, seven grandchildren, Carla, Collin and Cody Eaton, Andrea and Stephanie Shapiro, Kevin and Eric Chang.

Donations may be made to Souhegan Home and Hospice Care, 4 Budway Suite 2, Nashua, NH 03060.  Burial was in the Sagamore Cemetery Bourne, Massachusetts.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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May Yen Chin

May Yen Chin, 76, a resident of Hudson for 22 years, died suddenly Thursday, June 7, 2007 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, surrounded by her loving family.

May was born September 12, 1930 in Boston, daughter of the late Goly and Hom Yen.  She moved to China at age five, survived the Japanese occupation of World War II, and returned to America in 1948.  She loved gardening, cooking, and shopping.

May was the beloved wife of Thung Y. Chin of Hudson with whom she was married for 53 years.  She was the loving mother of two sons, Thomas Chin and David Chin, both of Hudson; a daughter and a son-in-law, Joanne and Tim Blake of Merrimack; two sisters, Ida Lee of Winthrop, Massachusetts, and Anne Leong of Cranston, Rhode Island; and also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

All services were held in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson.

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Donna Cicero

Donna Cicero, 58, formerly a 23 year resident of Hudson, died on Monday June 11, 2007 after a long illness at her son’s home in Michigan where she has resided for the past year.

She was born September 30, 1948, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Donald and Alice Vail.

Donna loved her job at Crown Uniform and Linen Service in Nashua.

When not working, she loved her trips to Foxwoods, enjoyed dinner at Kay’s Restaurant every Thursday, night with her friends, Sunday Breakfast at Cookies Chuck Wagon and shopping.  Most of all, her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, John, Jr., and JoAnn Shepard of Brockton, Massachusetts, Marke and Jillian Cicero of Ortonville, Michigan; a daughter and a son-in-law, Dawn and Paul Bator of Salisbury, Massachusetts; as well as six grandchildren; two brothers, Daniel Vail of Brockton, and Harry Johnston of Sandown, and a sister, Pauline Vargas of Nashua.

Visiting Hours will be on Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. – noon with a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 11:30 a.m.  All services will be held in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street in Hudson.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice Advantage, 2753 South Milford Road, Suite B, Highland, MI 48357.  To send an online message of condolence or for directions visit www.dumontsullivan.com.

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Edward ‘Ed’ Cook

Edward “Ed” Cook, 75, of Hudson, died Sunday, June 17, 2007, in the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

He was born March 14, 1932, in Lowell, Massachusetts, son of the late James, Sr., and Lillian (Rogers) Cook.  Ed was also predeceased by two brothers, Gerald Cook and James Cook, Jr., and a sister, Theresa Nevans.

Ed was the husband of Francine (Fitzgerald) Cook of Hudson.

Mr. Cook was employed with Stop & Shop for 47 years where he held the positions of Assistant Manager and Shop Steward.  He was a Golden Gloves boxer in Lowell as well as a Knock Out Time Keeper.  He enjoyed collecting boxing memorabilia and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Besides his loving wife survivors include a daughter, Nadine Lounsbury of Hudson; a son, Montgomery Cook of Lowell; a stepson, Robert Blanchette and his wife Natalie of Middleton, Massachusetts; a stepdaughter, Dorothy Elliot and her husband John of Lynn, Massachusetts; two grandchildren, Nathan Lounsbury and Amanda Newman both of Hudson; a step-grandson, Michael Baker of Lynn, Massachusetts; and a sister, Helene Robinson of Derry; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral mass was celebrated on Thursday, June 20, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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William ‘Bill’ Cyr

William “Bill” Cyr, 66, of Litchfield, died Thursday June 14, 2007, at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester. 

He was born April 21, 1941, in Lowell, Massachusetts, son of the late Alfred and Gabrille (Laplante) Cyr.  He was also predeceased by a brother; Alfred Cyr, Jr.

Bill was the husband of Sandra (Bergeron) Cyr of Litchfield.

He was previously employed as a barber and later retired from Anheuser-Busch in Merrimack.  He enjoyed fishing and playing pool.

Besides his loving wife, survivors include a son, Clinton Cyr of Litchfield; a brother and a sister-in-law, Raymond and Brenda Cyr of Dracut, Massachusetts; and a sister, Carol Cyr of Florida; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visiting Hours were held on Tuesday, June 19 in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Bill’s loving memory to the Greater Derry Humane Society, 57 Lawrence Road, Derry, NH 03038. 

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Kimberly Gosselin

Kimberly (Arsenault) Gosselin, 27, of Hudson, died unexpectedly Friday, May 31, 2007 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, August 14, 1979.  Kimberly graduated from Alvirne High School.  She enjoyed traveling and had a passionate love for dolphins.  She was a loving mother and wife and will be missed for an eternity by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her husband Jeffrey Gosselin of Hudson, a son, Ethan Gosselin of Hudson; a daughter, Kayla Bausha of Hudson; her father, William Arsenault of Manchester; a brother, Christopher Arsenault of Hudson; and a sister, Michelle LaMarche of Manchester along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A private funeral and burial service was held at the convenience of the family.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Evelyn A. Hughes

Evelyn A. Hughes, 76, a 30-year resident of Pelham, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon at her home.

Born in Utica, New York, May 5, 1931, the daughter of the late John W. and the late Edna (Philkins) Hughes, she attended Clinton, New York, schools and was a graduate of Clinton High School in the Class of 1949.  She went on to attend Business College in Utica.

Before retiring due to illness, she was the executive secretary to the business manager of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.  Previously, she was the secretary at the Ruggles Street Baptist Church in Boston, Massachusetts.

Miss Hughes is survived by a dear friend Arlene King and Arlene's family, Courtney King, Cori King of Nashua, Ashley Kovach of Madison, Indiana, and Kristi McClellan of Barrington, and her pet cat Muffin.

At her request, all her funeral services were held privately. 

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Obituary – Elaine D. Malette

Elaine Dorothy Malette, 81, of Nashua and widow of Oscar L. Malette, Jr., died Wednesday June 6, 2007 at Community Hospice House in Merrimack.  The daughter of the late Mildred Reardon, she was born in Nashua on October 16, 1925.

Mrs. Malette was employed as a receptionist at the law firm of Winer and Bennett for several years until her retirement in 1990.  She previously had been employed with Bank of New Hampshire as head teller and interim manager.  Educated in Nashua Schools, she graduated from Nashua High with the class of 1943 and furthered her education by taking courses at Nashua Business College, Daniel Webster College, and the American Institute of Banking.

She married Oscar L. Malette, Jr. in 1945 and they resided in Reed’s Ferry for a number of years.  Mr. Malette died in 1970 during their 25th year of a happy marriage.  She loved the ocean and spent many summer vacations on the Maine coast, but most of all she loved her family.

Members of her family include four daughters and a son-in-law, Sandi and Glenn Blanchard of Hudson, Debby Malette and Leslie B. Risch of Wallingford, Vermont, Wendy Malette and Karen Lapio of Wells, Maine and Fort Myers, Florida, and Amy Malette and Sheila Fraine of Berwick, Maine; a granddaughter, Amy Blanchard Chenette and her husband John of Nashua; two great-granddaughters, Lauren and Taylor Chenette of Nashua, who brought her great joy.  She was also loved by Sasha and Talia Fraine.

A Memorial mass and a celebration of her life will by held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, Baboosic Lake Road, in Merrimack on Monday afternoon at 1:30 p.m.  The Interment will be private and there will be no calling hours.  Those wishing to express their sympathy may make memorial contributions to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, New Hampshire 03054.  Arrangements are in the Farwell Funeral Service of Nashua. 

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Ronald Moore

Ronald Moore, 44, of Hudson, died Friday June 1, 2007, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center from injuries sustained in an accident.

Born in Pasadena, California, January 10, 1963, he was the son of Ruth (Kierce) Moore of Troy, Virginia and the late Robert A. Moore.  Mr. Moore enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping, and playing pool.  He had been self employed as a carpenter.

Besides his mother survivors include two daughters Amanda Moore and Sarah Moore of Nashua, a brother and sister-in-law Robert and Denise Moore of Merrimack and three sisters and two brothers-in-laws, Rita Moore of Hudson, Roselyn and Jeffrey Kay of Bethesda, Maryland and Rebecca and Michael LeBlanc of Troy, Virginia.

A Graveside Service will be held in St. Patrick Cemetery, Derry Road, Hudson on Saturday, June 9 at 9 a.m.  All are to meet at the cemetery.  Donations may be made to the Ronald Moore Children’s Memorial Fund, c/o TD Banknorth NH, P. O. Box 600, Manchester, NH 03105-9986.  To send an online message of condolence visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Philip Nicolas

Philip Nicolas, 72, of Hudson, died Sunday, June 10, 2007 at his home after a short illness. 

He was born in Roum, Lebanon, August 30, 1934, son of the late Kamel and Nabiha (Assaf) Nicolas.  He was the widower of Susan (Bistany) Nicolas.

Mr. Nicolas at one time was a French teacher in Egypt before coming to the United States in 1963.  When he arrived in the United States, he worked in the Banking Industry in New York City, where he learned computers and became a computer analyst for the Franklin Bank.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling.

Survivors include a sister Marguerite Bistany of Hudson; a niece Patricia Beatty of Westwood, Massachusetts; a nephew, Bernard Nicolas of California; and a brother-in-law, Roy Bistany of Methuen, Massachusetts; along with several other nieces and nephews.

A prayer service was held Tuesday in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson.  Donations may be sent to the Salvation Army, 1 Montgomery Avenue, Nashua, NH 03060.

David A. Reitan

David Arnold Reitan, 77, of Hudson, died at home, surrounded by his loving family, Tuesday, May 29, 2007 after a long illness.

Born October 30, 1929 in New London, Minnesota, he was the son of the late Carl F. and Evelyn C. (Livdahl) Reitan.  He spent his early life in New London, later moving to Maynard, Minnesota, where he graduated from Maynard High School.  He was active in football and other sports programs throughout his high school years.  He came to New England when he joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, in the ASA (Army Security Agency) until his medical discharge in l953.  Here he met his wife of 54 years, Connie Paton and remained in New Hampshire.  He spent his entire life in the shoe industry, first as a foreman for J. F. McElwain Co. in Nashua for 23 years until they closed, later at Scottie Shoe in Hudson and last at Lowell Shoe Co. in Hudson where he retired in l996.  He also spent most of his life working as a farmer, at a young age in Minnesota and later at his residence in Hudson, Paton Farm.  He had a tremendous love of the earth, nature and animals and gardening.  Other hobbies include archeology, antique collecting, crossword puzzles, and traveling.  He loved his local sports teams, the Red Sox, Patriots, and the Nashua Pride.  He was a great craftsman and woodworker and created many fun treasures for his family to cherish.  Dave was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteers as well as the Hudson Seniors where he and his wife enjoyed taking trips and attending many social events.  He will forever be remembered as a quiet, kind, loving giant of a man with a unique sense of humor, and a devoted family man and loving husband.

Besides his wife survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Ronald Gagnon of Hudson, Kathryn and Robert Gagnon of Litchfield, Debra and Craig Larouche of Hudson; a daughter-in-law Michelle Reitan of Taichung, Taiwan; a brother, John Reitan of Roseville, Minnesota; a half-brother, Glen Spletter and his wife Amy of Arizona; a sister Joyce Knutson Fridely, Minnesota; five grandchildren, Joseph Gagnon and Mandy Larouche of Hudson, and Heather, Tyrel and Curtis Gagnon of Litchfield; as well as several nephews, nieces, and cousins

He was predeceased by a son, David Allen, a brother Carlton Reitan and his stepfather Ewald Spletter.

Visiting hours will be held Friday from 2 – 5 p.m. in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street in Hudson with a Prayer Service at 4:30 p.m.  Burial will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Souhegan Home and Hospice Care, 4 Budway, Suite 2, Nashua, NH 03063.  To send an online message of condolence or for directions, visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  

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Henry Rousseau

Henry Rousseau, 89, of Litchfield, died Sunday June 24, 2007, at his residence in Litchfield, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 20, 1918, in Lynn, Massachusetts, son of the late Charles and Eva (Adrien) Rousseau.  He was also predeceased by a brother; George Rousseau.

Henry was the husband of Marie (Gallien) Rousseau of Litchfield, with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this coming September.

He was a World War II Navy Veteran and was a past Commander of the Post 345 American Legion in Lynn.

Henry was employed by H. B. Hood in Charlestown, Massachusetts, for over 25 years.  He was an inventor and wood carver who always enjoyed working with his hands.  He was a devote catholic who was a parishioner of St. Kathryn Church in Hudson, where he loved to attend mass.

Besides his loving wife Marie, survivors include a son and his wife, Jeffery and Cheryl Rousseau of Windham; a daughter, Linda Luciano of Litchfield; five grandchildren, Cory Rousseau, Jessica Rousseau, and Daniel Rousseau all of Windham, Justin Luciano of Salem, and Melanie Stephen of Windham; as well as one great granddaughter on the way.

Visiting Hours were held in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Homein Hudson with a Funeral Mass in St. Kathryn’s Church in Hudson.  Burial was in Cemetery on the Plain in Windham.  In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made in Henry’s loving memory to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. 

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Henri ‘Eddie’ Zannoni

Henri “Eddie” Zannoni, age 88, of Pelham, died Monday, May 28, 2007 evening at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.  He was the husband of Caroline R. (Bowley) Zannoni of Pelham with whom he has been married to for 60 years.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, September 6, 1918, the son of the late Egisto and the late Theresa (Zammarchi) Zannoni, he attended Lowell Schools and also Lowell High School.

A veteran of World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Corps as a Sergeant.  He received the American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal, Presidential Unit Citation with two bronze stars, Efficiency Honor, Fidelity (Good Conduct Medal), and the World War II Freedom Medal.  Mr. Zannoni was issued the China War Memorial Medal by the Republic of China and was eligible for the Silver Cloud Medal issued by People’s Republic of China.  He served with the original Flying Tigers of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) under the command of General Claire Chennault.  Mr. Zannoni was with the first 19 men who were assigned to relieve the AVGs before the original Flying Tigers were inducted into the Army Air Corps.

Before retiring, he was a plant engineer at P. J. Keating in Dracut, Massachusetts, for over 50 years.

He was a founding member of the National Air and Space Society at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C and a charter member of the American Legion Post 100 in Pelham, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Pelham and a lifetime member of the CBI Hump Pilots Association.  He was also a charter member of the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, the Flying Tigers Association, China-Burma-India Veterans Association, the 23rd Fighter Group - 74th Fighter Squadron and also the 490th Bomb Squadron and the 341st Bomb Group.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five daughters Donna Zannoni of Londonderry, Theresa Torre and her husband Frank of Londonderry, Noreen Heffner and her husband Thomas of Sykesville, Maryland, and Caroline Sturtevant of Maine; three sons Henri E. Zannoni, Jr., of Pelham, Paul T. Zannoni and his wife Patricia Ann of Pelham and Joseph V. Zannoni of Pelham; 19 grandchildren Kelly Lee and her husband Shannon of Fryburg, Maine, Kerry D’Orio and her husband Brendt of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Heather Torre of Charlotte, North Carolina, Theresa Vann and her husband Shane of Standardsville, Virginia, Dane Hoover and his wife Tracy of Salem, Noreen Collins and her husband David of Fredericksburg, Virginia, Thomas Heffner, Jr., and his wife Sigrid of Ellicott City, Maryland, E. J. Silva of Manchester, Christine Silva of Dracut, Debbie Zannoni of Pace, Florica, April Newcomb of Maine, Darren Sturtevant of Maine, Michael Sturtevant of Maine, Mathew Zannoni of Pelham, Kira Zannoni of Pelham, Ryan Zannoni of Pelham, Katelynn Zannoni of Pelham, Joseph Zannoni, Jr., of Windham, and Sarah Zannoni of Windham; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister Virginia Burk of St. Petes Beach, Florida; a brother Terrence “Jr” Zannoni of Dracut; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Zannoni was also father of the late Deborah Zannoni and brother of the late Paul Zannoni, the late Anita Normandin, the late Lena Faticanti and the late Nora Kane.

His funeral will take place from the Pelham Funeral Home on Friday, June 1 at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Patrick Church in Pelham at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Londonderry.

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Carmelita (Von Dette) Beaulieu

Carmelita (Von Dette) Beaulieu, 66, of Hudson died Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born May 21, 1940 in Rutland, Vermont, daughter of Genevieve (Kurant) Von Dette of Nashua and the late Bernerd Von Dette.

Carmelita was the wife of the late Rene Beaulieu who died in February of 2006.  Prior to his death they had celebrated 44 years of marriage.

She was employed by the Hudson School System for nearly 40 years.  She enjoyed teaching, bird watching, and reading.  Her greatest joy came when spending time with family and friends, especially her four grandchildren.

Besides her loving mother survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Madelene Beaulieu of Brookline, and David and Michelle Beaulieu of Hinsdale, Illinois; four grandchildren, Genevieve Beaulieu and Maxmillion Beaulieu both of Brookline, and Sophie Beaulieu and Nicholas Beaulieu both of Hinsdale; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Bernie Von Dette of Indiana, Thomas and Maureen Von Dette of Hillsborough, and Daniel Von Dette of Hollis; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Maxine Dumont, Andrea and John Shannon all of Merrimack, and Mary Smith of Hudson; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, May 18 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  Burial will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers the family encourages that donations be made to Hills Garrison School Book Fund, 190 Derry Road, Hudson, NH 03051.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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George L. Ahearn

George L. Ahearn, age 83, a resident of Hudson for 47 years, died Thursday, May 10, at home, following a lengthy illness.

He was the husband of Hope M. (Roberts) (DeBow) Ahearn, with whom he celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on October 26, 2006 and the late Vivian M. (Scott) Ahearn, who died in 1982.

Born in Lowell on April 23, 1924, he was the son of the late George J. and Mary (Hendricks) Ahearn.

Mr. Ahearn was raised in Lowell and attended Lowell schools. In 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during World War II. Prior to his honorable discharge in 1946, Mr. Ahearn served with the HQ & HQS Detachment (Mars Task Force), 40th Military Police and previously served in the China Burma India Theater as a horseshoer.

Mr. Ahearn was awarded several decorations and citations including the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal, the American Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Ribbon, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star Medal.

Prior to his retirement in 1983, he was employed as a plastics extruder by the Wire & Cable Division of the General Electric Company in Lowell, where he worked for 34 years. In addition, he worked as a local Blacksmith and Ferrier serving many greater Lowell and Southern New Hampshire horse owners.

Mr. Ahearn was a member of the Merrill’s Marauders Association, the Hudson, NH V.F.W. Post # 5791 and a life member of the Hudson, NH American Legion.

According to his family, he enjoyed tinkering with motors, solving crossword puzzles, woodworking, gardening, swimming, hunting and riding his Indian motorcycle to work.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Greg M. Ahearn and his wife Claire of Nashua, George S. Ahearn and his wife Helen of Hudson, Brian E. Ahearn and his wife Michelle of Merrimack, and Jason DeBow and his wife Mary Grace of Nashua; one daughter, Nona Kennedy and her husband Ted of Pueblo West, Colorado; one sister, Mary Ahearn of Pelham, twelve grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Mr. Ahearn was the brother of the late Leona Russell, Lillian Desilets, Evelyn Winters, Joseph, John and Raymond Ahearn.

Funeral arraignments were handled by the Farmer & Dee Funeral Home, 16 Lee St., Tewksbury. Memorial contributions to the Hudson V.F.W., 15 Bockes Rd., Hudson, NH 03051 are suggested. To send an online message of condolence go to www.farmeranddee.com.

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Luis C. Borges

Luis C. Borges, 38, of Litchfield, died Monday, May 14, 2007 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born March 3, 1969 in Angola, Africa, son of Marcolino and Maria (Arruda) Borges of Litchfield.

Mr. Borges was the husband of Erin (Noonan) of Litchfield.

Luis was employed for five years with MBCR in Boston. He was a Harley Davidson enthusiast who loved to work with his hands, especially creating things. Whether it was working on cars or working in the yard, he enjoyed keeping busy. He loved to spend time with his family, especially with his daughter and his parents.

Besides his loving wife and dear parents survivors include a daughter, Alexandra Kate Borges of Litchfield; a brother; Paulo A. Borges of Tampa, Florida, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A Funeral Service took place on Thursday, May 17 in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson with burial in St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson.

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Stephen B. Howard

Stephen B. Howard, 64, of Litchfield, died Thursday, May 10, 2007 at his residence.

He was born June 18, 1942 in Peterborough, son of the late Ambrose and Marjorie (Wright) Howard.

Stephen was the husband of Andrea (Berube) Howard of Litchfield, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.

He was employed by MetLife and Boston Mutual as an insurance salesman for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Besides his loving wife Andrea, survivors include a son and a daughter-in-law, Daniel and Jeanne Howard; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jennifer Howard and her partner Jodi Chunis, and Stephanie and Serge Cormier; five grandchildren, Stephen, Joshua, Amanda, Kimberly, and Camden; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Gregory and Ingrid Howard of Wilton, and Timothy Howard of Nashua; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting Hours were held in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home. Burial was in St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua. In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made in Stephen’s loving memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, NH Branch, 175 Ammon Street, Manchester, NH 03103.

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Donald Emery Noel

Donald Emery Noel, 55 of Goffstown, died Thursday, May 10, 2007 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.

He was born September 4, 1951, in Nashua, son of Normand Noel and stepson of Myrtle Noel of Hooksett, and the son of the late Lillian (Desmarais) Noel who died in 1988. A brother, Paul Noel, also predeceased him.

Don owned and operated Mill Pond Cabinets in Derry for many years. He was an avid bow hunter and fly fisherman who enjoyed painting and photography. He loved music and was able to play several instruments. He had a great sense of humor that was enjoyed by all who knew him. Don was always willing to lend a hand to a neighbor in need.

Besides his father and stepmother, survivors include his fiancé, Cathy Pottle of Goffstown; a son, Emery Noel, and his fiancée Colleen Canty of Kalispell, Montana; a daughter, Melanie Noel of Kalispell; a stepdaughter, Shanna Pottle of Goffstown; a grandson, River Noel of Kalispell; a brother, William Noel of Nashua; a sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and John Johansen of Troy; a sister-in-law, Sharon Noel of Hudson; as well as several aunts, a niece and several nephews.

Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, 1835 RW Berends Street, SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49519. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Barbara J. (Malolepszy) Kanclerowicz

Barbara J. (Malolepszy) Kanclerowicz, 72, a retired Telephone Company employee, died Saturday April 21, 2007, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack where she had been receiving supportive care.

Born and raised in Chelsea, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Regina J. (Michalski) Malolepszy. She attended local schools there and was graduated from Chelsea High School. She married Henry J. Kanclerowicz during the 50s and settled in Peabody, Massachusetts, where together they raised their four children. Barbara worked outside of the home for New England Telephone as a Business Office Manager. She retired several years ago and shortly after the passing of her beloved husband she moved to Hudson to take residence with her daughter and family.

She is survived by her beloved children and their spouses; Andrea Perreault and her husband Adam of Hudson, Stephen J. Kanclerowicz and his wife Stacey of San Antonio, Texas, Michael J. Kanclerowicz of Concord, and Joseph L. Kanclerowicz of Dedham, Massachusetts. She was the dear sister of John Malolepszy of Melrose, Massachusetts, Pauline Heffley of Amherst and Bernice Thompson and her husband Harland of Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack NH 03054

Her Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, April 26 at St. Stanislaus Church in Chelsea. Services will conclude with interment in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park in Peabody. The Anthony Memorial Funeral Home in Chelsea was in charge of arrangements.

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Joseph M. Maryanski

Joseph M. Maryanski, 83, of Hudson, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Greenbriar Terrace Health Care Facility in Nashua.

He was born October 26, 1923 in North Hampton, Massachusetts, son of the late Stanley and Victoria (Bartkiewicz) Maryanski. He was also predeceased by a son, Mark Maryanski in 1995, as well as a brother; Raymond Maryanski and a sister; Evelyn Ware.

Joe was the husband of Pauline (White) Maryanski of Hudson, with whom he would have shared 60 years of marriage this November.

He was a World War II veteran where he served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps.

Mr. Maryanski was employed for over 30 years at the FAA in Nashua. He retired in the late 70s as Assistant Chief Air Traffic Controller.

He was the co-founder of bringing Babe Ruth baseball to Hudson and loved watching the Red Sox. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who spent many summers in Eastport, Maine. He will be remembered as a loving father and dear husband.

Besides his loving wife survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, David Maryanski of Hudson, and effrey and Frances Maryanski of Carmel, Indiana; two sisters and a brother-in-law; Irene and John Colby of Burlington, Massachusetts, and Constance Tedesco of Florida; give grandchildren, Joseph Maryanski and John Maryanski, both of Arizona; Sara Maryanski of Hudson, Dorothy Anne Maryanski and Maureen Maryanski, both of Indiana; a great grandson, Samuel Maryanski of Arizona; as well as several nieces and nephews.

All Services will be held at a later date. To send an online message of condolence visit www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Leo E. Nolin

Leo E. Nolin, 70, of Hudson, died at the Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, on Tuesday, April 17, 2007.

Born January 26, 1937 he was the son of Lillian (Dube) Nolin of Hudson and the late Edward Nolin.

Before his retirement Mr. Nolin worked at the former Ingersal Rand Co. now known as Beloit Co. He was a member of the American Legion Post 48 in Hudson, and a past member of the Border City Squares. He enjoyed traveling, camping, woodworking and building and flying model airplanes. He had at one time been a member of the U. S. Marine Reserves.

Besides his mother survivors include his wife Jolene (Dodge) Nolin of Hudson, a daughter Lisa M. Russell of Hudson, a step-daughter, Diane and her husband Mike O’Bryant of Hudson, a step-son William W. and his wife Cherie Fenton of Milford; two brothers and sister-in-law, Raymond and Lucille Nolin of Londonderry, and Maurice D. and Rolande Nolin of Hudson; one granddaughter, Lindsay Hodsdon of Hudson; and seven step-granchildren, Kamela Barrett of Boston, Massachusetts, Georgia, Laura, Tara, and William Fenton, all of Milford, Stacy Jordan of Nashua, Wesley Jordan of Hudson, and Cody O’Bryant of Hudson.

A Funeral Service was celebrated on Friday, April 20 with burial in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Edwin F. Steckevicz

Edwin F. Steckevicz, 90, of Hudson, died Sunday April 22, 2007 at the Community Hospice House Merrimack surrounded by his family.

Edwin was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, December 11, 1916, son of the late Alphonse and Eleanor. He was a veteran of the Army Air Corps during World War II and a member of the American Legion Post 48, a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus, and co-founder of the Faucher Council of the Knights. He served on the Hudson Board of Selectmen for 12 years and was two-term President of the Hudson PTA. For 14 years he owned and operated the Clover Farm Store in Hudson, which he bought from his parents and where he knew his customers by name. He later worked as a sales representative of Sunshine Biscuit Company and manager for Consolidated Foods in Nashua. He served as President of the Hudson Industrial Associates and volunteered his time to St. John the Evangelist Parish.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years Josephine (Moran) Steckevicz, of Hudson, a daughter Mary Jo Steckevicz and her husband Dennis Redfield and grandson John Redfield Steckevicz all of Cape Elizabeth, Maine. A son Edwin M. Steckevicz and his wife Catherine Coleman of Cambridge, two sisters Emma McCaugney and Joan Steckevicz both of Nashua a sister-in-law Staphany Steck of Wisconsin and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held in St. Louis deGonzague Church, Nashua, Thursday, April 26. Burial was in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Nashua. The family request donations be made to Corpus Christy Food Pantry and Shelter, 43 Franklin Street, Nashua, NH 03060. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Helene Elizabeth (Scott) Andrews

Helene Elizabeth (Scott) Andrews, 76, of Nashua, died February 14, 2007 after a short illness.

She was born in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, on March 31, 1930. Mrs. Andrews later moved with her husband to Norwood, Massachusetts where together they raised five children. In 2003, she moved to New Hampshire to live with her daughters.

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Her hobbies included gardening, reading, taking care of her cats, attending and watching sporting events, and enjoying her grandchildren. She was an avid Red Sox fan. Mrs. Andrews enjoyed her trips, especially her trip to California and her 75th birthday cruise to Jamaica.

Mrs. Andrews was predeceased in 2000 by Ed, her spouse of 49 years.

Survivors include her son, Edward Jr., and his wife Deleta of Attleboro, Massachusetts; daughter Elizabeth of Nashua; son Richard and his wife Becki of Lake Tahoe, California; son Chris and his wife Shalia of Vancouver, Washington; and daughter Jeanne and her husband David of Litchfield; 15 grandchildren, Jolene, Jonathan, and Jamie Andrews of Attleboro; Chris, Marissa, and Kyle Andrews of Nashua; Alexa and Bob Andrews of Lake Tahoe; Bethany, Kayla, Melody, and Daniel Andrews of Vancouver; and David, Matthew and Shawn Henriquez of Litchfield. In addition to her family and friends from Norwood, Martha’s Vineyard, and New Hampshire, Helene leaves behind several new friends from the Greenbriar Nursing Home.

Arrangements were in the care of Davis Funeral Home in Nashua.

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Joan (Scarlott) Lang

Joan (Scarlott) Lang, 68, of Hudson, died at home, surrounded by her family, Friday April 13, 2007 after a long battle with colon cancer.

Born February 25, 1939 in Rockland, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Edwin L. Scarlott, D.O. and the late Doris (Mae Firth) Scarlott.

She graduated from the University of Maine and was a first and second grade school teacher in the Hudson School System for 25 years. She retired in 1998. She was a member of the Hannah Dustin Quilters, Red Hat Society, YMCA Swim Group and a Book Reading Group. She enjoyed swimming, traveling by RV, and doing river cruises. She also enjoyed the piano and Broadway musicals.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years Elliot A. Lang of Hudson; two daughters and a son-in-law, Dori M. Columbus, D.D.S. and her husband Joseph Columbus, D.D.S., of Nashua, DeeDee Lang of Arlington, Massachusetts, a brother David Scarlott of Florida, three grandchildren, Joseph, Anthony and Chelsea Columbus all of Nashua.

She was predeceased by a daughter Deborah Jane Lang who died in 1972.

A Funeral Service was celebrated on Wednesday, April 18 in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson. Burial was in Hill Farms Cemetery, Hudson. In lieu of flowers the family request donations in Joan’s memory to the Joan Lang Educational Fund, c/o Nottingham West Elementary School, 9 Pelham Road, Hudson, NH 03051.

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Walter C. McMahon

Walter C. McMahon, 74, of Pelham died Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

He was born June 6, 1932 in Nashua, son of the late Martin and Mary (Harvey) McMahon. He was also predeceased by a son, Mark A. McMahon in August of 2006; a grandson, Ryan D. McMahon; a brother, Norman McMahon; and a sister, Mary Kelley.

Walter was the husband of Beverly (Pierce) McMahon of Pelham, with whom he had celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Mr. McMahon was an Army Veteran during the Korean War. He was employed for many years as a baker with First National Stores and J. M. Fields. He was also employed by Bob Beauregard Drywall where he worked as a drywaller for many years before retiring in 1993.

He was a “Jack-of-all-Trades” who enjoyed woodworking and riding his motorcycle. He loved spending time with his family.

Besides his loving wife of 53 years, survivors include three sons; Michael C. McMahon of Pelham, Martin G. McMahon of Port Charlotte, Florida, Matthew W. McMahon of Pelham; two daughters and a son-in-law;, Kathryn Olson and Lisa E. and Peter Conley all of Manchester; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Lucille Davis of Florida and Dorothy McCormick of Milford, Delaware; as well as two nieces.

Visiting Hours and a Prayer Service were held on Saturday, April 14 in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St. in Hudson. In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made in Walter’s loving memory to the American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal Street, Manchester, NH 03101. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Richard ‘Dick’ Desrosiers

Richard “Dick” Desrosiers, 58, of Exeter, formerly of Hudson and Nashua, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at the Concord Regional VNA Hospice House in Concord.

Mr. Desrosiers was born April 24, 1948, in Nashua, son of the late Adelard and Jeannette (Duclos) Desrosiers.

He was the husband of Kathleen (Colburn) Desrosiers of Exeter.

Dick was employed by Hudson Paving for 31 years and was a longtime resident of the Hudson and Nashua area.

He loved bowling, skiing, fishing, camping, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.  For many years he was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Nashua.

Besides his loving wife, Kathy, survivors include a daughter and a son-in-law Melissa and AJ Blais of Litchfield; two step sons and a step daughter-in-law; Kevin and Robin Belanger of Hudson, and Jeffrey Belanger of Manchester; a step daughter, Tammy Belanger, and her companion, Ricardo Delrosario of Exeter; a sister, Pauline Quinn of Fremont; and a step-brother, Gary Lafond, and his wife Nancy, of Batavia, New York; six grandchildren, Adam Belanger and Matthew Belanger both of Hudson, Karry Anne Belanger and Tyler Belanger, both of Manchester, Jenifer Singer of Florida and Tabauhris Delrosario of Exeter as well as his beloved boys; Damien, Steeler, and Apache.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 27 Library Street in Hudson.  All may meet at the church.  Visiting hours will be on Friday from 5 -8 p.m. in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Hudson.  

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Dick’s loving memory to NHSPCA - SOS Fund, P.O. Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885.  To send an online message of condolence or for directions visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  

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Marguerite (Grant) Koehler

Marguerite (Grant) Koehler, 72, of Hollis, died Monday, March 26, 2007 at the community Hospice House in Merrimack following a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was born June 19, 1934 in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Frederick and Marguerite (Jackson) Grant.

Marguerite was the wife of the late William Koehler who died in 2001.

She loved to spend time with her family and friends.

Survivors include a loving son and daughter-in-law; Frederick and Linda Koehler of Pelham; three grandchildren; Evan Koehler, Ryan Koehler, and Emily Koehler all of Pelham.

A Graveside Service was held on Thursday, March 29, in East Cemetery, Wheeler Road in Hollis.  Donations may be made in Marguerite’s loving memory to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road., Merrimack, NH 03054 or Souhegan Home and Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Albert M. Dionne, Sr.

Albert Maurice Dionne, Sr., 74, of Page Road, Litchfield, died Wednesday morning, March 14 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, after a brief illness.

Mr. Dionne was born in Manchester on December 31, 1932, son of the late Stanislas and Marie (Bilodeau) Dionne.  He resided in Hudson during his youth, and later made his home in Nashua, Litchfield, and Bennington before returning to Litchfield in 1998.

He was the husband of Margaret J. (Auclair) Dionne, whom he married at Infant Jesus Church on January 24, 1953.  The couple recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary.

Mr. Dionne was employed as a refrigeration mechanic with the former Durocher’s Ice Cream in Nashua for 39 years.  He then worked for Osram Sylvania, Inc. in Hillsboro for 10 years.  After he retired, Mr. Dionne worked part-time at Hershey’s Ice Cream in Nashua.

Educated in local schools, Mr. Dionne graduated from Nashua High School, Class of 1953 and furthered his education with courses at the Industrial Technical School in Boston, and Pennsylvania State University, College of Agriculture.

Mr. Dionne served as an Auxiliary Police Officer for the Town of Litchfield for five years.  He was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge of Hillsboro, and was a member of the National Rifle Association.  In his leisure time, Mr. Dionne enjoyed camping and fishing. 

He was a communicant of Infant Jesus Church in Nashua.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Noelle Dionne.

Besides his wife, survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law, Albert M. Dionne, Jr., and his companion, Kim Evelyn of Laconia, Robert P. and Lianne Dionne of Nashua, and Michael D. Dionne of Bennington; two daughters and a son-in-law, Deborah A. Dionne and her companion, Ron Beaulieu of Merrimack and RoseMarie and David Dunbar of Nashua; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Leon Dionne of Manchester; a sister, Yvonne Clark of Missouri; also nieces, nephews and cousins.

His funeral service was held Monday morning, March 19.  Following cremation, burial will take place at a later date.  Donations may be made to the Joslin Diabetes Center, Development Office, One Joslin Place, Boston, MA 02215. 

The Farwell Funeral Service, One Lock Street, Nashua, was in charge of arrangements.

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Samuel C. Atkinson

Samuel C. Atkinson, 82, of Hudson, died Thursday, March 8, 2007 at the Southern New Hampshrie Medical Center in Nashua.

He was born August 26, 1924, in Roseland, Ontario, Canada, son of the late Samuel D. and Etta Mae (Sweet) Atkinson.

Mr. Atkinson was the husband of Janet (Freeman) Atkinson of Hudson with whom he shared 57 years of marriage.

Sam was a member of the Grace Free Presbyterian Church in Litchfield.

He previously was employed as a carpenter for various contractors in Long Island, New York.  He was also employed by Hannaford’s in Hudson, where he was affectionately known as “Grampa Sam.”

Mr. Atkinson loved fishing, woodworking, and gardening.

He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Emily Marquis, in 1993.  He was also predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

Besides his loving wife, Janet, survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law; Norman and Barbara Atkinson of Rochester, New York, and John and Deborah Atkinson of Elkton, Maryland; two daughters and sons-in-law, Arlene and Paul Marquis of Litchfield, and Lois and Kevin Parsons of Hudson; a sister, Margaret Wagner of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; as well as 11 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Service was celebrated on Monday in the Grace Free Presbyterian Church in Litchfield.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Christian James Spalthoff

Christian James Spalthoff, 65, of Nashua, died Saturday, March 10, 2007 at the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts.

He was born November 27, 1941 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, son of the late Christian W. and Margaret (Rankin) Spalthoff.  He was also predeceased by a sister, Susan Belleville.

Christian was a Union Carpenter in Massachusetts for many years.  He was also employed part time by NAPA Auto Parts in Nashua.

Mr. Spalthoff was an Army Veteran, having served in Korea.

He enjoyed computers, electronics, and taking pictures of his family.  He also loved to take trips to Foxwoods.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Christian Jay Spalthoff and his companion Ashley of Nashua, and Lance Corporal USMC Christopher Antonio Spalthoff and his wife Alisha of Beaufort, South Carolina; a daughter Lori Boucher of Merrimack; a step son William Monfet of Litchfield; three grandchildren Justin Boucher of Bedford, Sarah Martin of Merrimack, Harrison Jay Spalthoff of Nashua; a brother and a sister-in-law Peter and Susan Spalthoff of Milford, Connecticut; two sisters, Peggy Abare of Springfield, Massachusetts, and Joanne Gregorio of Massachusetts; his former spouse, Janet Spalthoff of Nashua; also the mother of his son Christopher, Barbara Buonanduci of Hudson.

Visiting Hours will be on Saturday from 1 – 3 p.m. with a Prayer service at 2:30 p.m. in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street in Hudson.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Christian’s loving memory to the charity of one’s choice.  To send an online message of condolence or for directions please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Hannah Nisa Belliveau

Hannah Nisa Belliveau of Hudson died at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center on February 28, 2007.  

She was born on February 10, 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts, a daughter of Paul M and Lisa Y. (Therriault) Belliveau.

Hannah was with us for 18 days and will be with God for eternity.  “Homesick, ‘In Christ there are no good-byes, In Christ there is no end, So we'll hold on the Jesus with all that we have, until we see you again.’”  We love you Hannah, Mom and Dad

In addition to her parents, survivors include her brothers, Benjamin Belliveau of Dublin, Matthew Rasmussen, Samuel Belliveau and Christopher Neville, all of Hudson; her sisters, Katie Belliveau and Jessi Belliveau of Nashua and Rebekah Belliveau of Hudson; her maternal grandparents, Robert and Betty Therriault of New Boston, her paternal grandparents, Ellen Belliveau of Punta Gorda, Florida, and Paul E. Belliveau of Beverly Hills, Florida; three aunts, five uncles, a nephew and 18 cousins.

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George H. Berard

George H. Berard, 80, of Bedford, New Hampshire, and formerly of Nashua, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at Harborside Northwood Healthcare in Bedford.

He was born December 18, 1926, in Hudson, son of the late Leon and Claire (Marquis) Berard.

George was predeceased by his wife, Irene (Simard) Berard, in March of 2006.  He was also predeceased by a brother, Donald Berard and a sister, Gloria Goguen.

Mr. Berard was a past parishioner of Infant Jesus Church and St. Christopher Church, as well as a former deacon at the Parish of the Resurrection.

George served his country in World War II, in the Merchant Marines, and later served in Korea with the Air Force as a Systems Mechanic and Operator, holding the rank of Staff Sergeant.

He was also a member of the International Typographers Union.

He is survived by a loving daughter and son in law, Lynda and Peter Dobens of Nashua, as well as by one sister, Gladys Dumont of Hudson.  He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 9, at 9:30 a.m. in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson.  Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery in Nashua.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater NH Chapter, 10 Ferry Street, Suite 472B, Concord, NH 03301.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Burton Jesse Hinckley

Burton Jesse Hinckley, 83, of Litchfield, died Monday, March 5, 2007 at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Mr. Hinckley was born in Proctor, Vermont, the son of Percy Herman and Gertrude Marion (Manning) Hinckley.  He was raised in Rutland, Vermont, where he graduated from West Rutland High School.  He proudly served with the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II.  He earned degrees from Green Mountain College and Colby College, as well as, the University of Maine – Orono.  He was a guidance counselor in Portsmouth and for 22 years at Eastern High School in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Mr. Hinckley enjoyed playing golf and bowling with his wife, as well as, being active in Christian churches.

In his life, Mr. Hinckley’s beloved family included:  His wife of over 60 years, Jean (Beckwith); a daughter, Janet Tonnesen and her husband, Bruce, of Derry; 2 brothers; 1 sister; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren.

At the request of the family, services will be private.  Memorial contributions, in Mr. Hinckley’s name, are appreciated and can be made to:  The Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Drive, Merrimack, NH  03054.  Goodwin Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.  For more information please visit www.goodwinfh.com.

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Gabrielle (Lachance) Doucet

Gabrielle (Lachance) Doucet, 90, of Hudson, died Thursday, February 22, 2007 at the Southern New Hamphsire Medical Center, in Nashua.

She was born September 22, 1916 in Nashua, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Bilodeau) Lachance.

Mrs. Doucet was predeceased by her husband Edward Doucet in 1969.  She was also predeceased by two daughters Jeanne Doucet in 1989 and Lorraine Guay in 1997.  Two brothers and a sister; Henry Lachance and Leopold Lachance and Irene Lachance also predeceased her.

Gabrielle was previously employed by Fashion Neckwear and Scottie Shoe, both of Hudson, as well as by the Hunt Community Home in Nashua.

She was a Parishioner of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.

Mrs. Doucet enjoyed knitting, reading, and cooking.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grand children and great grandchildren.  She also greatly appreciated Home Health and Hospice and Meals on Wheels for all their kindness and assistance over the years.

Survivors include a loving daughter Therese Drouin of Nashua, a son-in-law Smith Guay of Nashua, a sister Jeanette D’Onofrio of Clinton, Massachusetts, a sister-in-law Betty Lachance of Hudson; eight grandchildren, Michael Servant of Nashua, Theresa Dutton of Washington, New Hampshire, Jeannine Gabriel of Nashua, Rick Guay of Merrimack, Bobby Guay of Nashua, Shawn Guay of Florida, Kevin Drouin of Nashua and Tammie Drouin of Nashua; as well as 13 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on February 26 in St. John the Evangelist Church Hudson; burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson.  In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made in Gabrielle’s loving memory to Meals On Wheels c/o St. Joseph Community Services, Inc., P. O. Box 910 Merrimack, NH 03054.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Louis P. Lockwood

Louis P. Lockwood, 74, of Hudson and formerly of Nashua, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Lockwood was born in Nashua on February 1, 1933, a son of the late Amos and Jeannette (Jacques) Lockwood.  He was the husband of Lucille (Levesque) Lockwood of Hudson.

Mr. Lockwood was the former owner and operator of L & L Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.

Services will be private.  The Anctil - Rochette and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Helene Elizabeth (Scott) Andrews

Helene Elizabeth (Scott) Andrews, 76, of Nashua, died February 14, 2007 after a short illness.

She was born in Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts on March 31, 1930.  Mrs. Andrews later moved with her husband to Norwood, Massachusetts, where together they raised five children.  In 2003 she moved to New Hampshire to live with her daughters.   

She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.  Her hobbies included gardening, reading, taking care of her cats, attending and watching sporting events, and enjoying her grandchildren.  She was an avid Red Sox fan.  Mrs. Andrews enjoyed her trips, especially her trip to California and her 75th birthday cruise to Jamaica.   

Mrs. Andrews was predeceased in 2000 by Ed, her spouse of 49 years.

Survivors include her son, Edward Jr. and his wife Deleta of Attleboro, Massachusetts, daughter Elizabeth of Nashua, son Richard and his wife Becki of Lake Tahoe, California, son Chris and his wife Shalia of Vancouver, Washinton, and daughter Jeanne and her husband David of Litchfield; 15 grandchildren, Jolene, Jonathan, and Jamie Andrews of Attleboro, Chris, Marissa, and Kyle Andrews of Nashua, Alexa and Bob Andrews of Lake Tahoe, Bethany, Kayla, Melody, and Daniel Andrews of Vancouver, and David, Matthew and Shawn Henriquez of Litchfield.  In addition to her family and friends from Norwood, Martha’s Vineyard, and New Hampshire Helene leaves behind several new friends from the Greenbriar Nursing Home. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, February 17 at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson; burial was at the Highland Cemetery in Norwood, Massachusetts.  Memorial contributions may be made in her name to:  Jimmy Fund, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115. 

Arrangements were in the care of Davis Funeral Home in Nashua.

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Margaret (Copan) Guerra

Margaret (Copan) Guerra, 96, of Dover, and lifelong resident of Stamford, Connecticut, died Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the Dover Rehabilitation and Living Center in Dover. 

She was born January 17, 1911 in Stamford, daughter of the late Steven and Anna (Kotches) Copan.

Mrs. Guerra was predeceased by her husband, Salvatore Guerra, who died in 1988.  She was also predeceased by a son, Thomas E. Guerra as well as two brothers and a sister.

She was employed by the Superior Court System of Stamford for many years.

Mrs. Guerra is survived by her loving son and daughter –in-law, Richard J. and Clara Guerra of Hudson; five grandchildren, Steven Guerra of California, Katherine Gagliardi of Florida, James Guerra of Vermont, Joseph Guerra of Manchester, and Ann Guerra of Surry; also seven great grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, February 14 in St. John the Evangelist Church.  Burial was held Thursday, February 15 in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Stratford, Connecticut.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Helen M (Dmitruk) (Petrowsky) Ramsay

Helen (Dmitruk) (Petrowsky) Ramsay, 89, of Hudson, died unexpectedly Sunday evening, February 4, 2007, at Gate City Rehab in Nashua.

Mrs. Ramsay was born May 9, 1917 in Brighton, Massachusetts, daughter of the late Rose and Alex Dmitruk.  Upon the death of her natural father, she was adopted by her loving father, Alexander Petrowsky.  She lived much of her life in Waltham, Massachusetts, and later moved to Lexington, Massachusetts, where she lived for some time before moving to Hudson, where she resided with her daughter, Harriette “Samantha” Sevigny for the last eight years.

She was the widow of Harold Wesley Ramsay, with whom she was happily married for 36 years until his death in 1974.

Founded by her lifelong friends Jewel and Nate Hubley, Mrs. Ramsay worked as a supervisor and co-owner of Alden T. Cleveland Manufacturing Company.  She was a supervisor for Raytheon in Waltham from 1956 to 1962; was a food development technician for Natick Labs from1967 to 1970 and was a technical assistant to the Executive Chef for Corn Products Food Technology Institute from 1964 to 1972.  Mrs. Ramsay retired at age of 79 from Hewlett Packard Company, where she worked from 1973 to 1996.

Educated in Massachusetts, Mrs. Ramsay graduated from Waltham High School, class of 1936, and then studied cooking and nutrition with Mrs. Susan R. Hunter, Head of Home Economics at Waltham School Systems, and graduated from Burdett Business College.  She was a longtime member of Grace Chapel in Lexington. 

Mrs. Ramsay loved gourmet cooking, was an avid gardener, and did every manner of needlepoint, knitting and crocheting.  But most of all she loved her family.

She was predeceased by her brothers, Chester and Joseph Petrowsky; a sister, Sophie Pratt, and a granddaughter, Gay Pruitt.

Members of her family include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert A. and Cynthia Ramsay, William R. and Dinah Ramsay and Harold W. Ramsay, Jr.; two beloved daughters, Helen F. Fonteneau and Harriette R. "Samantha" Sevigny; 15 grandchildren, Bryan, Timothy, Ross, Jon, David, William, Harry, Joseph and Kaitlyn Ramsay, Rachel Martin, Maria Antonelli, Joy Reed, Kimberly Estes, Penny Patterson and Karen O’Brian; 28 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Marie Petrowsky of Lexington; her niece, Joan Petrowsky and nephew, Stephen Petrowsky of Germany; and nephew John Pratt, Jr. of Marshfield, Massachusetts. 

The Farwell Funeral Service of Nashua was in charge of arrangements.

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Mark Gilcreast, Sr.

Mark Gilcreast, Sr., 55, of Litchfield, died Thursday evening February 1, 2007 in Litchfield from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

Born in Nashua September 11, 1951, he was the son of the late Mervyn and May (Chaplin) Gilcreast.

Mr. Gilcreast was the owner/operator of NewMark Machine Co. in Litchfield, which he started in 2001.  He spent time at his winter home in Lakeland, Florida.  He enjoyed panning for gold and semiprecious stone and was a gold coin collector.  He also enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden.

Survivors include his wife Linda (Moulton) Gilcreast of Litchfield , three sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark Gilcreast, Jr., Michael Gilcreast, and Matthew and Amy Gilcreast, all of Litchfield.; a brother, Mervyn (Butch) and a sister Kathleen; two half brothers and a half sister; six grandchildren Jordan, Corey, Jacob, Alexis, Matthew, Jr., and Alexys Ann all of Litchfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in Mark’s memory to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, Hudson, was in charge of arrangements.

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Judith (Dean) Culbert

Judith (Dean) Culbert, 56 years old, a resident of Pelham for the past 22 years, died Monday morning at her home after a long battle with cancer.  She was the beloved wife of Patrick ‘Paddy’ Culbert, with whom she celebrated their 37th anniversary in May of 2006.

She was born in Lowell, on February 9, 1950, a daughter of the late Henry ‘Chick’ Dean and Eleanor (Hadley) Dean.

Mrs. Culbert had been employed as a Nursing Assistant for many years.  She was an avid reader as well as a gourmet cook.  She was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary at the American Legion, Post, #100, Pelham. 

Surviving her besides her husband are a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Mark Spychalski, of Lynnfield, Massachusetts; a son, Francis P. Culbert, II, of Pelham; a grandson, Patrick Spychalski, of Lynnfield, Massachusetts; sisters and brothers-in-law, Deborah (Dean) and Leo Chartier, of Pelham, Cathy (Dean) and Jason Grant, of Pepperell, Massachusetts; Cheryl (Dean) and Robert Martin, of Lowell, Massachusetts; a brother and sister-in-law, Henry and Diane (Laferriere) Dean, Jr., of Dracut, Massachusetts; her mother-in-law, Florette Culbert, of Lowell; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Dawn and Chris Castner, of China, Maine; John and Linda Culbert, of Lowell, Tim Culbert, and Charlotte Urbanek, of Winthrop, Maine; Joseph Culbert, of Lowell; James Culbert, and Lisa Shmit, of Manchester; an aunt and uncle, Barbara (Dean) and Doug Willett, of Dracut; also many cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was the grandmother of the late Ella and Mark II Spychalski, aunt of the late Stephen Joseph Culbert, and daughter-in-law of the late Francis P. Culbert.

Services were held in Lowell on Friday January 26 at St. Rita Church.  In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Lawrence, MA 01843.  The Mahoney Funeral Home in Lowell was in charge of arrangements.

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William H. ‘Red’ Gibson

William H. “Red” Gibson, 77, a resident of Pelham, died January 22 at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.  He was the husband of Geraldine M. (Brandy) Gibson of Pelham; they would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in April.

He was born in Stoughton, Massachusetts, April 11, 1929, the son of the late William and the late Annie (Gibson) Gibson.  Before retiring he was the owner of Pelham Plumbing and a member of the Local 131 Plumbers Union.

He was very active in the Town of Pelham government, serving as the Superintendent of the Cemetery Department.

He was a member of the “Friday Morning Club” at McDonalds in Pelham. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter Kathleen Blanchette and her husband Ronald of Pelham; a grandson, Kevin Fitzpatrick of Pelham, three brothers, Frederick Gibson of Canton, Massachusetts, Robert Gibson and his wife Ardelle of Oregon, and Richard Gibson and his wife Linda of West Bridgewater, Massachusetts; and many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service was held on January 26 at the First Congregational Church in Pelham.  Burial followed in Gibson Cemetery.  Those wishing may make a contribution to the Nursing Education Fund, Catholic Medical Center, 100 McGregor Street, Manchester, NH 03102.  Arrangements were by Pelham Funeral Home.

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Michael R. Lacharite

Michael R. Lacharite, 64, of Pelham, died January 20 at Lowell General Hospital following a long illness.  He was the husband of Ann Marie (Goterch) Lacharite, who survives him.

He was a Sales Representative for R & M Clark Associates of Hopkinton.

Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, August 8, 1942, the son of the late Roland J. and the late Barbara (Bruoton) Lacharite, he was a graduate of Woodbury High School in Salem, New Hampshire, and then attended Lowell Technological Institute (now the University of Massachusetts - Lowell).

During the Vietnam War, he served in the U. S. Navy.  Following his completion of Submarine School in New London Connecticut, and Nuclear Power School in Bainbridge, Maryland, he was assigned to the U. S. Submarine Service.

Mr. Lacharite was a very active member of the St. Patrick Parish community.  He was a past CCD and RCI teacher and most recently was a lector at the church.  He had a long time association with St. Basil Salvatorian Center particularly in their fund raising activities.  He was also one of the original parties responsible to introduce The Curcillo Movement to the Pelham community.  He was also Past Grand Knight of the Pelham Knights of Columbus.

He was a baseball and football coach in the Pelham Little League and the Pelham Pop Warner.

An avid sports enthusiast, he was, until recently, a member and avid golfer at Manchester Country Club.  Most recently, he was associated with the Pepperell Siding Model Railroad Club.

He was also a member and strong supporter of the Pelham Good Neighbor Fund.  

Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law Erin M. and Richard Gibson of Merrimack, and Danielle Lacharite of Los Angeles, California; a son and daughter-in-law Michael K. and Karen Lacharite of Derry; two grandchildren Ethan and Zachary Gibson of Merrimack; a brother John N. "Nick" Lacharite and his wife Alice of Salem; and two nieces, Kerri Lynn Lacharite of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Amy Lacharite of Salem.

A Funeral Mass was held on January 24 at St. Patrick Church in Pelham.  Committal services will be private.  Those wishing may make contributions in his memory to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney Street, Boston, MA 02115 or The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund, PO Box 953, Pelham, NH 03076.  Arrangements were by the Pelham Funeral Home.

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Patricia E. Harris

Patricia E. “Patty” (Harman) Harris, 46, of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, died January 9 at Leominster Hospital in Leominster, Massachusetts. 

She was born February 18, 1960, in Ithaca, New York, daughter of the late Ralph L. Harman and Susanne E. (McMickle) Harman of Litchfield.  She graduated from Tahanto Regional High School, West Boylston, Massachusetts, in 1978 where she was a cheerleader, started a music program, sang in the chorus, and was selected to compete for the high school.  She was a prize winning swimmer at State College in Pennsylvania.  She attended Fitchburg State College majoring in Special Education.  She also attended Mount Wachusett Community College majoring in Business.

Mrs. Harris was a member of the Sawtelle Singers performing in Jesus Christ Superstar, Brigadoon, and Little Shop of Horrors.  She was also a member of the New Players Theater Guild, performing in many productions including playing the lead role of Maria in the Sound of Music.  She was one of the founding members of the Showstoppers, a small group of 10 – 15 who performed musical reviews.  Mrs. Harris also performed many beautiful productions with the Theater at the Mount including, Scrooge, Annie, HMS Pinafore, the Sound of Music, Oklahoma, and Brigadoon.  She was also a member of the Greater Gardner Community Choir where she sang and was a soloist for weddings and funerals.  Music was a big part of her life.

She and her husband ran the Joslin Hill Farms, a dairy farm in Leominster.  She was an avid gardener.  She loved farming, planting, flowers, and animals.  She loved her family and her family loved her.  She also enjoyed cross-stitching for gifts as a way of expressing her love for others.

She leaves her husband of 15 years, Paul D. Harris; her mother, Susanne E. (McMickle) Harman of Litchfield; two sisters, Debbie L. Courcy and Barbara J. DesRoches, both of Litchfield; five nieces and nephews, Amanda Harman, Trevor Cloutier, Shawn DesRoches, Meagan DesRoches, and Chris Andreasen.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 17 at the Congregational Church of Christ in Leominster, Massachusetts.  Burial followed in the Evergreen Cemetery.  As an everlasting tribute, donations may be made to the Glen Downer Scholarship Fund, c/o The New Players Theater Guild, P. O. Box 1653, Fitchburg, MA 01420, or to the Mount Wachusett Community College Foundation in the name of the Theater at the Mount, 444 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440.

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William E.  Hedges

William E. Hedges, 77, of Litchfield, died Friday evening at Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.

Born in Mineola, New York, he was the son of the late William D. and Alberta (Budress) Hedges.  Mr. Hedges was a Navy veteran of the Korean War.  He was the owner of St. John Lumber Co. in St. John Virgin Island for 24 years before his retirement.  He moved to Litchfield in 2002 to be closer to his grandchildren and for the past three years he drove a school bus in Hudson.  In the 60s he built a plane and got his private pilots license and in the eighties he received his captain’s license for an 100-ton boat and also received his dive masters certification.

He was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Derry.

Survivors include his wife Marianne (Hansen) Hedges of Litchfield, a son David Hedges and his partner Joel Auville of Brooklyn, New York, Dean W. Hedges of Seattle, Washington, a daughter and son-in-law Donna and Frank Plunkett of Litchfield, a sister June Thomas of Bethesda, Maryland; four grandchildren, Amanda, Max, Valerie, and Billy Plunkett all of Hudson.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  In William’s memory donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice or to their own church.  To send an on-line message of condolence, go to www.dumontsulivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Russell King

Russell King, 82, of Hudson died unexpectedly at his home on January 14, 2007.  He was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts on March 13, 1924.  He is pre-deceased by his parents, Elmer and Grace May (Bissett) King,  Prior to living in Hudson for the past 38 years he had lived in Lowell, Massachusetts.  He was an auxiliary police officer with the Lowell Police Department for several years.  He had also attended a course in Boston teaching him how to repair television sets.  Mr. King also served as a dispatcher with the Tyngsborough Police Department while living in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, and was good friends with the former Police Chief Charlie Chronopoulous who now resides in Florida.  He was married for 50 years to Dorothy King who predeceased him in 1994.  They were married September 10, 1944.  He was retired from Centronics in Hudson, and worked at Batesville Casket Co.  He was a member of the Nashua Senior Citizens Center where he had his noon day meals with many friends.  His hobbies consisted of having large yard sales in his yard, long drives with his wife, true crime books, historical reading, reminiscing about the "good old days” and his much beloved cat and companion "Fluffy,”." 

He leaves four children, three sons and one daughter, David R. of Nashua, Richard P. of Windsor, New York, and John of Greenfield, Massachusetts, and his beloved daughter Judith A. Doucette of Hudson; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one sister, one brother, many nieces and nephews, and many friends.  The Cremation Society of New Hampshire was in charge of arrangements.

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Gary E. Moore

Gary Emerson Moore, 58, of Nashua died Thursday, January 11, 2007 at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua following a brief illness.

Mr. Moore was born July 24, 1948 in Beverly, Massachusetts, son of the late Ralph and Grace (Benson) Moore.

Gary was a dedicated fan of NASCAR and was an employee of April Industries in Hudson for the past five years.

He is survived by all his loving friends at April Industries.

Visitation Hours were held on Monday, January 15 with a Prayer Service in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street in Hudson.  Burial was private.  In lieu of flowers, you are asked to consider a donation in Gary’s name to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Rte 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110.  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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Allison M. Corf

Allison M. Corf, 19, of Litchfield, died Monday, January 8, 2007 in the Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.  Allison was born in Derry, New Hampshire on February 13, 1987, a daughter of Michael J. and Patricia A. (McCarthy) Corf, and was a lifelong resident of Litchfield.  She was a graduate of Campbell High School in Litchfield, Class of 2005, where she was involved in sports, a member of the National Honor Society and was vice president of the Band.  Allison was currently enrolled at Keene State College where she was involved in a campus-based outreach program against violence.  She was an avid Red Sox and sports fan, and enjoyed music, people, the ocean, and the lake.

In addition to her parents of Litchfield; she is survived by her sister, Michelle Corf of Litchfield; her maternal grandparents, William and Mary McCarthy of Quincy, Massachusetts; her paternal grandfather, John Corf and his wife Beatrice of Winchester, Massachusetts; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.  She was predeceased by her paternal grandmother, Patricia Corf.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 12, at 10 a.m. in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 9 St. Francis Way, Litchfield.  The burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Manchester.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Campbell High School Music Department, c/o Phillip Martin, 1 Highlander Court, Litchfield, NH  03052, or to the Pan-Mass Challenge, c/o Dr. Samuel C. Blackman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Department of Pediatric Oncology, 44 Binney Street (Dana 3), Boston, MA 02115 (make checks to Pan-Mass Challenge), or go to www.rideforthem.com.  To view an online memorial, send a condolence or for more information, visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.

The Peabody Funeral Home and Crematorium in Londonderry is in charge of arrangements.

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Thomas G. Levesque

Thomas Gerard Roy Levesque, 63, beloved husband of Evelyn Levesque, of Pomona, Missouri (formerly of Litchfield) died January 2, 2007 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri from a brief illness.

Mr. Levesque was born in Nashua on January 20, 1943.  He was the son of Lieutenant Gerard Roy and Grace M. (Gagnon) Roy (Levesque).  He and his brother Richard were adopted by Roland Levesque in his early childhood when his widowed mother married Mr. Levesque.  He spent his childhood in Litchfield attending Litchfield schools and high schools in Manchester and Hudson.  He earned his Associate’s degree from Wentworth Institute in Massachusetts and his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Northrop Institute of Technology in California.

He married his wife Evelyn Lockhart in August of 1967.  They lived in Hawthorne, California, for many years and then moved to Pomona.

Mr. Levesque worked as a mechanical engineer for Hugh’s Aircraft in California and then Marathon Electric in West Plains, Missouri.  He was also an avid “gentleman farmer” at his farm in Pomona which he named “Little Litchfield.”  He also enjoyed building, repairing and restoring machinery especially cars and trucks.  In his early years he enjoyed racing cars first at the Hudson Speedway and then in Pomona.  He and his family enjoyed many camping trips and RVing in the desert of Southern California.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.

He was a communicant of and Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Joseph Church in Peace Valley, Missouri.

Mr. Levesque was predeceased by his father Lieutenant Gerard Roy, his adoptive father Roland J. Levesque and mother Grace Gagnon Roy Levesque and a granddaughter Elizabeth Grace.

Mr. Levesque is survived by his daughter Ginette Levesque Rought of Pomona; his grandchildren Andrew, Joshua, and Brianna; his brother Richard Roy Levesque; sisters Susanne Levesque Lindquist and Marian Levesque Tibbetts; aunts Jean (Gagnon) Boucher and Eva Gagnon, all of Hudson, and Pearl (Roy) Nevens of Conway,  Gloria (Royu) Biron of Burlington, Vermont, Elizabeth Gagnon of Manchester, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and grandnieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held January 8 at St. Joseph Church in Peace Valley.  Arrangements were under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains. 

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George L. Mousseau

George L. Mousseau, 61, of Hudson died Friday, January 5, 2007 at home.

Mr. Mousseau was born December 11, 1945, In Lowell, Massachusetts, son of George O. and Lillian (Tardiff) Mousseau.  He was a resident of Hudson for 37 years.

He was husband of Bess (Soukas) Mousseau with whom he shared 34 years of marriage.

Mr. Mousseau worked for Hesser College as a computer technician and teacher before retirement.  He also was previously employed at Dynamics Research Corporation as a systems engineer.

He was a Vietnam Navy veteran, serving for 6 years.  During his duty, he served on the USS Jamestown and received the Vietnam Service Medal and National Defense Service Medal.

Mr. Mousseau was a former Hudson Town Councilor and past Hudson Lions Club President.  He was also a member of the American Legion Hudson Post 48, Veterans of Foreign Wars Hudson Post 5791, and the Franco-American Genealogical Society.

He was a graduate of Lowell High School, Franklin Pierce College and Rivier College.

Mr. Mousseau was predeceased by his brother, Raymond in 1997.  In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Nicolle and Kevin Wilamowski of Manchester; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jason Mousseau and companion Anne Beaudoin of Goffstown, Philip and Jennifer Mousseau of Weymouth, Mass; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  National Cremation Society is in charge.  In lieu of flowers and gifts, donations in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans and The Salvation Army.

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Pearl M. (Williams) Tenney

Pearl M. (Williams) Tenney, 80, of Hudson died at home on Thursday, January 4, 2007. 

Mrs. Tenney was born in Nashua on December 17, 1926, a daughter of the late Earl and Elizabeth (Cushing) Williams.  She had resided in Hudson since 2004, and previously lived in Hollis and Nashua, New Hampshire and Florida.

She was the wife of Richard G. Tenney whom she married on April 2, 1965.

At one time, Mrs. Tenney worked in Medical Records at St. Joseph Hospital.  She also was employed at Sanders Associates.  During World War II, she worked at Ft. Devens.

She was a member of Pilgrim Chapter #55, Order of the Eastern Star, and Nashua Assembly #9 International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.  Mrs. Tenney enjoyed knitting and crafts. 

Mrs. Tenney was a graduate of Nashua High School. 

She was predeceased by a sister, Marion Britton.

In addition to her husband Richard of 41 years, survivors include a daughter, Brenda Goodwin Carver of Windham, NH; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Joyce Goodwin of Hudson, NH; three grandchildren and their spouses, Pamela J. and Luc Carrier, Travis Goodwin, Kalie and Jeremy Griffith; four great-grandchildren, Aimee Carrier, Melanie Carrier, Joshua Carrier, and Jacob Goodwin; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Madeline Dionne of Nashua and Mildred and Edward Quigley of Nashua; a brother Leonard Williams of Nashua; several nieces and nephews. 

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

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Cheryl Lewis

Cheryl Ann Lewis, 47, of Litchfield, died Thursday, December 21, 2006 at the Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua.

She was born February 27, 1959 in Boston, Massachusetts, daughter of Florence Hartford of North Easton, Massachusetts and Albert Merola, and his wife Virginia, of Norton, Massachusetts. 

Cheryl was the wife of Quentin Lewis of Litchfield.

Mrs. Lewis was employed most recently at the Charlotte Avenue School for two years as media specialist and was employed previously for seven years at the Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson as a librarian and computer teacher.

She was a Eucharistic Minister at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson and was a member of the Litchfield Garden Club.  She volunteered at Nashua Soup kitchen and was a mentor for the Presentation of Mary Academy Lego Team.  She was currently working towards her Masters degree in Library Science at Simmons College in Boston.  She loved kids and always tried to be an example to students on how to help others.

Besides her loving husband and parents survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Lewis of Brooklyn, New York and Kristen Lewis of Litchfield; five brothers and three sisters-in-law; David Merola of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Albert and Denise Merola of Gorham, Maine, Kevin and Colleen Merola of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Ronald and Sue Merola of South Easton, Massachusetts, William Merola of Manchester; as well as several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held on Wednesday, December 27 in the Chapel of Presentation of Mary Academy.  Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.  In lieu of flowers the family requested donations be made in Cheryl’s loving memory to the PMA Library Fund, c/o Presentation of Mary Academy, 182 Lowell Road, Hudson, NH 03051.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Olivette (Rivard) Pelletier

Olivette (Rivard) Pelletier, 80, of Nashua, died Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.

She was born August 31, 1926 in Nashua, daughter of the late Ernest and Irene (Jeannotte) Rivard.

Olivette was the wife of Conrad Pelletier of Nashua.

Mrs. Pelletier was a 1943 graduate of St. Louis High School in Nashua.

For five years she served as a Eucharistic Minister and advocate for senior citizens in Green Briar Terrace.  She supported many charitable organizations, both financially as well as with volunteering her time.  She loved music and dancing and truly enjoyed vacationing in Florida.

Besides her loving husband survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, David Pelletier and his fiancé Cheryl Brush of White River Junction, Vermont, Mark and Lisa Pelletier of Ashburnham, Massachusetts; two daughters, Susan Hundermark of Summit, New Jersey, and Michele Pfaff of Nashua; two granddaughters, Brooke Pfaff and Ashley Pfaff, both of Los Angeles, California; as well as several cousins and many dear friends.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Friday, December 29 in the Parish of the Immaculate Conception, 216 East Dunstable Road, Nashua.  Burial was in St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Olivette’s loving memory to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Ryan D. Strout

Ryan D. Strout, 25, of Hudson passed away suddenly on December 28, 2006.

Mr. Strout was born in Nashua on July 18, 1981, a son of Randall R. Strout and Patricia (Merrill) Lagrow. 

Ryan was self-employed as a drywall finisher.  He enjoyed traveling, country music, playing pool, fishing, snowboarding, off-roading with his jeep, summers at the lake, family gatherings, and the fun times with his many friends.  He will be lovingly missed by his family and those he met along the way.  Although his life was short lived, he enjoyed it to the fullest. 

He attended Hudson schools.

In addition to his father, Randall Strout and his wife Teri of Sanford, Maine, and his mother, Patricia (Merrill) Lagrow of Hooksett, survivors include his twin brother, Cory Strout and his wife Heather of Hudson; two brothers, Chad Girouard and his wife Trisha of Merrimack and Robert Strout of Perryville, Maryland; two step-sisters, Amy Sanborn and her husband Mark of Springvale, Maine and Sarah Legg of Springvale, Maine; his grandparents, Virginia Merrill of Manchester and Robert and Doris Strout of Old Orchard Beach, Maine; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Arrangements are in the care of Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua.

A Funeral Service was held at Davis Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 2.  Interment Prayers and Burial followed in Edgewood Cemetery, Nashua.  Arrangements are in the care of locally owned Davis Funeral Home in Nashua. 

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