Obituaries

Carol J. (Morro) Eaton Caniff

Carol J. (Morro) Eaton Caniff, 65, of Pelham, died Saturday, December 15, 2007, at her home after a battle with cancer.  

Born in Whitinsville, Massachusetts, on December 14, 1942, she was the daughter of Henry and the late Stacia (Sadowski) Morro and has lived in Pelham for the past six years, previously living in Douglas, Massachusetts, most of her life.

Mrs. Caniff worked for many years at Unibank in Whitinsville.  She enjoyed crocheting, cooking and especially spending time with her family.

Her first husband of 43 years, Dale C. Eaton, died in 1993. 

She is survived by her husband of eight years, Walter F. Caniff; four daughters, Heidi J. Walczak and her husband Stanley J. of Pelham, Kimberly J. Haynes and her husband David F. of Dudley, Massachusetts, Heather J. Mandeville and her companion Steve Arpin of Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, and Crystal J. Hinc and her husband Andrew of Millbury, Massachusetts; five stepsons; six grandchildren; her father, Henry Morro of Milford, Massachusetts; two sisters, Arlene J. York of Warwick, Rhode Island, and Denise S. Barton of Woonsocket, Rhode Island; and several nephews and nieces.  She is predeceased by her sister Barbara A. Fitzgerald-Vayo. 

Her funeral service was held December 20 at the Jackman Funeral Home in Douglas, Massachusetts.  Burial followed at Howard Cemetery in Sutton, Massachusetts.  Memorial donations in Carol’s memory may be made to the Cancer Center at Lowell General Hospital, 295 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854.   

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Daryl Killip

Daryl Pearsall Killip, 46, died unexpectedly on December 9, 2007, in Hudson.  He was born in Rochester, New York, on December 17, 1960, and was the son of Colbeth and Ardythe (Pearsall) Killip, of Nashua.  He was the husband of Heidi Howes-Killip, whom he married on July 20, 1985, in Weld, Maine.

Daryl lived in Libya and Indonesia with his family before returning to the United States for his high school education.  He graduated from Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts in 1978.  He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, in 1982 and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maine at Orono in 1984.  Daryl was employed by AT&T in North Andover, Massachusetts, for 11 years and Vectron in Hudson for 12 years.  Daryl's interests included orienteering, hiking, motorcycling, music, computer "war" games, and traveling with Heidi.

In addition to his wife and parents, survivors include his grandmother, Dorothy Pearsall, of Palm Beach, Florida; his sister Tamsen Sherrell and her husband Shawn, of Hudson; his sister Kerith Peary and her husband Ryan, of Gray, Maine; and nieces and nephews including Tristan, Alexandra, Matthew, Bradley, Jason, Logan and Paris. 

The family requests that donations be made to Greater Manchester Red Cross, 1800 Elm Street, Manchester NH 03104 or The Salvation Army, 1 Montgomery Avenue, Nashua, NH 03060.  A memorial gathering will be planned for sometime in January.  To send an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Jacquelyn M. Lynch-Hoehle

Jacquelyn M. (Gagne) Lynch-Hoehle, 67, of Sebastian, Florida, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at her home in Florida.

Jacquelyn grew up in Methuen, Massachusetts, graduating from Tenney Memorial High School.  She moved to Salem where she lived for many years, later moving to Florida.  Jacquelyn had worked as a waitress at Denny’s in Salem, previously working as a secretary at Raytheon.

Jacquelyn was a member of Riverside Assembly of God in Methuen.  She joined River of Life Church when she moved to Florida.  Jacquelyn loved spending time with her grandchildren and her friends.  She enjoyed walking, reading her Bible and helping others.

Jacquelyn was predeceased by her first husband William Lynch and her second husband Douglas Hoehle.

She is survived by three sons, Mark and his wife Laura of Hampton Bay, New York, Kevin and his wife Gayle of Salem, and Keith of Salem; a daughter, Maureen and her husband Phil Zuber of Bradford, Massachusetts; stepsons Doug, Jr., and Dean Hoehle of Maine; sisters, twins Marilyn Scionti and Florence Grover, both of Florida; grandchildren, Ethan, Ciara, Zachary, Nicholas, Stephanie, Kimberly, Jonathan, Jennifer and Jordan.

A Funeral Service was held on December 19 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem followed by burial in Pine Grove Cemetery.  Contributions in Jacquelyn’s memory may be made to River of Life Church, 7951 Ron Beatty Boulevard, Barefoot Bay, FL 32976. 

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Marcel R. Turcotte

Marcel R. Turcotte, 43, of Hudson, died tragically on Thursday, December 13, 2007, in a snowmobile accident in St. Methode, Canada.  He was the beloved husband of Annmarie Pintal Turcotte, to whom he was married for seven years.  He was the son of Pamphile (“Phil”) and Louise (Nadeau) Turcotte of Hudson.

Mr. Turcotte was raised in Hudson, educated in the Hudson schools, and graduated from Alvirne High School in 1982.  A self-made and charismatic businessman, he was the founder and president of Wall-Tech Systems, Inc. of Hudson, where he worked with his wife and brother, Claude.  He was a partner of NorthPoint Construction Management, LLC, and the owner of several other businesses.

Mr. Turcotte was generous, outgoing, and active in a variety of ways.  He was a parishioner at St. Kathryn Parish in Hudson.  A devoted Red Sox and Patriots fan, he also loved winter sports, scuba diving, boating, water skiing, hiking, motor cycling, and traveling.  Marcel enjoyed life to the last second, especially the time he spent with his wife and two little girls.

In addition to his wife Annmarie, he leaves two daughters, Angelina, 3, and Amanda, 1, both of Hudson; a brother, Claude Turcotte and his wife Amy of Hudson; a sister, Joanne Kenyon and her husband Peter of Chelmsford, Massachusetts; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews; his close friend and business partner Gary A. Thomas; and a host of friends who will miss him deeply.

His funeral will be held from the Dracut Funeral Home, 2159 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, Massachusetts, on Saturday, December 22, at 10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Kathryn Parish, 4 Dracut Road, Hudson.  Burial will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to one of the following organizations:  The Children’s Pyramid, c/o The Nashua Center, PO Box 1269, Nashua, NH 03061; My Brother’s Keeper, Inc., PO Box 338, North Easton, MA 02356; NH Catholic Charities, 261 Lake Street, Nashua, NH 03060.  To send an online condolence or for directions, visit www.dracutfuneralhome.com.

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Evelyn Watts

Evelyn (Holbrook) Watts, 88, of Hudson, died Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. 

Evelyn was born in Anville, Pennsylvania, on January 13, 1919, daughter of the late Fred and Sadie (Ladner) Holbrook.  Evelyn was also predeceased by her loving husband, Wesley Watts.

Evelyn was a devoted mother and grandmother.  She spent her years caring and raising her family.  She also was an avid reader in her spare time.

Evelyn is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Fredrick and Jane Watts of Merrimack, and Charles and Sharon Watts of Hepzibah, Georgia; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Joyce and Thomas Munroe of Hudson, Kathleen and Thomas Greenleaf of Martinez, Georgia, and Susan Plank of Tecumseh, Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

All services were private.  The family requests donations be made to the Santa Fund, c/o The Telegraph, 17 Executive Drive, Hudson, NH 03051.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements. 

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Ellen Howe

Ellen (Daisey) Howe, 87, of Hudson, died Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson after an extended illness.

Ellen was born in Millinocket, Maine, on April 1, 1920, daughter of the late Charles A. and Sarah (Bruce) Daisey and was predeceased in October of 1997 by her husband, Ralph E. Howe.

Ellen was a long-term resident of Hudson and spent her years caring for her family.  She earned a degree in education and loved reading and had mastered the art of letter writing.  Ellen was the utmost example of hospitality and always had a pot of coffee on to prove it.  She gave generously to all that needed help.

She is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law, Ralph Howe of Litchfield, Stephen Howe of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and David and Mary Howe of Chester; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service was held on December 8 at in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson.  The family requests that donations be made in Ellen’s name to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054.

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Frank U. Naughton III

Frank Ussher Naughton III, 80, of West Harwich, Connecticut, died peacefully on December 2, 2007, surrounded by loved ones, at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Massachusetts, from complications after a battle with Alzheimers disease.

Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, on March 14, 1927, Frank was a direct descendant of Stephen Hopkins, signer of the Declaration of Independence.  He was a World War II Army veteran.

Frank graduated from Bancroft School, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, class of 1945; Harvard College, class of 1950; and the Harvard Business School, class of 1953.

In 1958, he and his beloved wife, Elizabeth Sayre, were united in marriage.  The two resided in Short Hills, New Jersey.  Both were active members of Christ Church.  For 36 years, Frank was vice president at the Bank of New York in the Personal Trust Department.  After his retirement, they moved to the home which his parents built in 1928 in West Harwich.

He enjoyed traveling, music, gardening, sailing, working with The Harvard College Fund, and spending time with friends and family.

Frank was active at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Chatham, Massachusetts, where he served on many committees.  He was a member of the Stone Horse Yacht Club, Harvard Club of New York, Harvard Club of Cape Cod, and longtime member of Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, New Jersey. 

Along with his wife, Elizabeth, Frank leaves a son, Stephen Naughton and his wife, Brandy, of Rising Sun, Maryland; and a daughter, Elizabeth Jutras and her husband, Peter, of Hudson and West Harwich.  He also leaves his grandchildren, Melyssa Millett, Nelson Millett, Jamie Jutras, Laura Millett, and Robert Millett.

A memorial service was held on December 7, at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Chatham.  Donations can be made to Alzheimer's Services of Cape Cod, 712 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601, or St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 625 Main Street, Chatham, MA 02633. 

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Donald Radcliffe

Donald Radcliffe, 58, of Salem, died December 8, 2007, at his home in Salem.

He was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where he grew up and attended schools.  He was a resident of Salem for the past 40 years.

Mr. Radcliffe was a retired draftsman for Western Electric in North Andover, Massachusetts.  He also did some consulting.  He attended St. Andrew Church in Methuen, Massachusetts.

He is survived by many cousins, including Joyce Radzwill of Springhill, Florida.

There are no calling hours or services.  Cremation took place.

Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of the arrangements.

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Pearl V. (Blevins) Six

Pearl V. (Blevins) Six, 78, of Auburn, died Monday, December 10, 2007, at Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry. 

Pearl was born and raised in West Virginia, later moving to Salem, where she lived for over 40 years.  She was a wonderful homemaker and a great cook.  Pearl loved taking care of her husband and children.  She enjoyed crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, playing cards and games and gardening.  Pearl was an avid Red Sox fan.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Alfred M. Six.

She is survived by a son, Roland Six and his wife Cheryl of Manchester; three daughters, Jacqueline and her husband Richard Hoon of Salem, Teresa and her husband Wallace Titcomb of Auburn, and Linda and her husband Robert Lamphier of Deltona, Florida; brothers, Daniel and William Blevins; sisters, Marie Smith, Mae Thompson, Loleta Burress, Ruth Ferguson, Mary Cahoon, Betty Niehenke and Patsy Talkington; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 14, at 11 a.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.  Cremation will follow.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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William C. Ahlman

William Chester Ahlman, 61, of Salem, died Sunday, December 2, 2007, at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester.

He was born November 2, 1946, at Clover Hill Hospital in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  He was the first son of Edith E. Butman and Richard W. Ahlman.  He lived in North Salem his entire life.

Ahlman was a Marine Vietnam veteran who fought on the front lines of the war; he was shot three times and won two Purple Hearts.  He came home with shrapnel lodged near his spine and a different outlook on life.  The memories of Vietnam took a toll on him as he was a quiet man and didnt like to discuss it.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Brox Construction for several years and eventually retired. 

He married Lorraine Keating, having three children with her:  Glenn, Richard and Darlene.  He and Lorraine divorced but he always remained in North Salem in the house they shared.  His children came and went to live with him as did anyone else who might have hit hard times.  Ahlmans door was always open.

His passion was race cars and he was an avid NASCAR fan, co-managing a super-modified race car with his brother Pete.  As a young boy he and his brothers and friends made a figure 8 racetrack on a part of their parents land and raced junk cars around for hours.

Ahlman was predeceased by his brothers Richard and David and sister Nancy

He is survived by his daughter Darlene and her husband, David Coleman, of Hillsboro; sons Glenn Ahlman of Salem, and Richard Ahlman of Hillsboro; a sister, Arlene Knope, and her husband Kenny; a brother, Peter Ahlman, and his wife Jayne; a sister, Barbara Marcotte, and her husband James; a sister, Martha Ahlman, and sister Shirley Contarino and her husband Michael.  He leaves several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends, including his brothers and sisters from the Derry-Salem Elks Lodge No. 2226.

The funeral was held Thursday, December 6, at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem; internment followed in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, North Salem. 

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Frances M. (Wray) Beeley

Frances M. (Wray) Beeley, 88, of Salem, died Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts.

She was born and educated in Lawrence, Massachusetts, graduating from Lawrence High School.  She was a resident of Salem for over 60 years.

Frances was a retired director of the lunch programs for the Salem and Atkinson schools and had worked in the school food service program for over 29 years.  She was State Legislative Chairman and State Treasurer for the New Hampshire School Food Service Association.  Frances was a member of the First Congregational Church in Salem, where she was a former Sunday school teacher, youth group advisor and a former deaconess.  She was a member of the Philathia class.  Frances volunteered for the American Red Cross and the March of Dimes.  She enjoyed cooking and was famous at Salem High School for her chocolate fudge cake.

She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Peter Beeley.

She is survived by a son, Peter Beeley, Jr., and his wife Nancy of Salem; a daughter, Carol Southwick of Salem; grandchildren, Stacey Beeley, Peter Joseph Beeley and Erin Clancy, Amanda Beeley and Deanna and her husband Donald Johnson; great-grandsons, Donald, Jr., Tyler, and Nicholas Johnson and Peter Daniel Beeley; and many nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 7, at 10 a.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in Salem; burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen, Massachusetts.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 15 Lawrence Road, Salem, NH 03079.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Ruth H. (Yetman) Kelley

Ruth H. (Yetman) Kelley, 68, of Salem, died Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts.

She was born in Newfoundland, Canada, where she grew up and attended schools.  She was a resident of Salem for more than 40 years.

Kelley was a medical transcriber in the medical records department at Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, and retired in 2004.  She was a member of St. Davids Episcopal Church in Salem, where she was director of the Altar Guild.

She loved spending time with her family and friends, and especially her granddaughters.

She was the widow of Albert E. Kelley.

She is survived by her son, Sean, and his wife Robin Kelley of Salem; a daughter, Paula, and her husband Steven Levesque of Salem; longtime companion Walter Poulin of Methuen; two sisters, Linda Murphy of Hudson, and Sandra Sia-Boateng of British Columbia, Canada; a brother-in-Law, Michael, and his wife Carol Kelley of Texas; two granddaughters, Erin and Morgan Kelley; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Monday, December 10, 4 - 8 p.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.  The funeral will be held Tuesday, December 11 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Davids Episcopal Church in Salem.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Davids Church, 231 Main Street, Salem, NH. 03079

To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Irene Steckiewicz

Irene Steckiewicz, a World War II veteran nurse, died Saturday morning, December 1, 2007, at her home in Pelham surrounded by her family.

Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, March 22, 1917, the daughter of the late Paul P. and the late Bronislawa (Januszewski) Steckiewicz, she attended Pelham schools and was a graduated from Nashua High School.  She received her nursing degree from Lowell General Hospital School of Nursing.  She served in the Army as a member of the Nurses Corps.  After the war she received her bachelor of science degree from Boston University.

Steckiewicz is survived by her sister, Frances Steckiewicz of Pelham; a brother, John Steck and his wife Laverne of Pelham; three nephews, Paul Steck, David Steck and his wife Audrey, and Charles Brettell and his wife Marianne, all of Pelham; two nieces, Linda Steck Reed and Cynthia Brettell, both of Pelham; several grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews. 

She was the sister of the late Nellie Steckiewicz, the late Charles Steck and the late Evelyn Brettell and sister-in-law of the late Barbara (Dunlay) Steck.

Committal services were held Wednesday, December 5, at the Gibson Cemetery in Pelham.  Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to Merrimack Home Health and Hospice, 80 Continental Boulevard, Merrimack, NH 03054.  Arrangements were by the Pelham Funeral Home in Pelham. 

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Dorothy I. Anderson

Dorothy Irene (Parker) Anderson, 84, went to heaven on Friday morning November 9, 2007.

Dorothy was born in Andover, Massachusetts, March 3, 1923, to Alice and George Parker.  Dorothy grew up in Andover where she attended local schools and graduated from Punchard High School.

Dorothy married the late James Anderson on July 8, 1945, and together they made their home in Andover, Salem, and Palm Bay, Florida. 

Dorothy’s main interest was to spend time with her family and friends.  She will be missed by her son Richard and wife Naeko of Sparta, Georgia; son Scott and wife Brenda of Salem; and daughter Beverly and husband John of Manchester, Vermont; granddaughters Kelly of Boulder, Colorado, Jamie of Nantucket, Massachusetts; and Katie of Salem; grandsons Shawn of San Diego, California, James of Sparta, and Scott of Weaver, Alabama; and three great-grandchildren, Tristan, Madison and Zoe.  She will also be dearly missed by her sister Bernice Mckee of Windham, and many nieces and nephews.  

A Funeral Mass was held at St. Augustine Church in Andover, Massachusetts, on November 13; burial followed in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Manchester Health Services, Manchester, Vermont, or to the Albany Medical Center Nursing Education Fund, Albany, New York.  Arrangements were the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home in Salem. 

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David I. Bilodeau

David I. Bilodeau, 50, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, formerly of Salem, died Friday, October 26, 2007, at the Broward General Center in Florida, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Mr. Bilodeau was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, grew up and was educated in Salem, where he graduated from Salem High School.  He was a resident of Florida for 19 years where he was a marine mechanic for Broward Marine in Fort Lauderdale.  He enjoyed mudding, bonfires, drag racing, and NASCAR at Daytona, and was a Dale Ernhardt, Jr., fan.  He enjoyed building his monster truck, tinkering, camping, hunting, spending time with friends, country music, old rock and roll, and raising Dobermans.

He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Arlene (Farrow) Bilodeau.

He is survived by two daughters, Kristen and her husband Billy Shaw of Sunrise, Florida, and Mallory Dawn Bilodeau of Hollywood, Florida; five brothers, Todd Bilodeau of Epping, Bruce Bilodeau of Newton Junction, Glen Bilodeau of Weare, Donald Roix of Nottingham, and Douglas Roix of Plaistow; two sisters, Diana Lundberg of Pittsburg, and Pamela Lundberg of Salem; his father Richard Roix of Londonderry; and many nieces and nephews

Funeral services will be Friday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m. at Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, 9221 Ward Parkway, Suite 400, Kansas City, MO 64114-3367.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Victor Boucher

Victor Boucher, 69, of Hudson, died at his home on Tuesday, November 20, 2007, following a brief illness.  He was surrounded by his family.

He was born April 10, 1938, in Lowell, Massachusetts, son of the late Leon and Eveline (Ducharme) Boucher.  He was predeceased by two brothers, Roger Boucher and Roland Boucher, a sister; Rita Derby, and a granddaughter; Jacqueline Vallerand.

Victor was the husband of Kathleen (Torrey) Boucher of Hudson.

He was a custodian at Alvirne High School in Hudson for the past few years.  He enjoyed throwing horseshoes, hunting, fishing and camping and was a fan of all the New England sports teams.  His greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially his children.

Besides his wife, Kathleen, survivors include four daughters and three sons-in-law, Tina and David Grant of Barre, Vermont, Robyn and Tim Braga and Amy Roche, all of Hudson, and Tracy and Jim Boardman of Nashua; nine grandchildren, Paul, Steven, Sarah, Adam, Brandon, Daniel, Jimmy, Julia and Nathan; also a great-grandchild on the way; two sisters, Veronica Moran and Theresa Straughan both of Pelham; lifelong friends, Gerry and Shirley LHeureux; as well as many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on November 26 in St. Patrick Church in Pelham.  Burial was in Gibson Cemetery, Pelham.  Donations may be made either to Home Health and Hospice, 22 Prospect Street, Nashua, NH 03060 or Norris Cotton Medical Center, One Medical Center, Lebanon, NH 03756.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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George E. Bouffard, Jr.

George E. Bouffard, Jr., 73, of Hudson, died Wednesday, November 14, 2007, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.

Born April 11, l934, in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, he was the son of the late George E. and Dulcina (Daniel) Bouffard, Sr.

He was an Army veteran and was stationed in Germany.  George was a  communicant of St. John  the Evangelist Church where he was active with the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed gardening and loved working on home improvement projects.  He also enjoyed watching the Red Sox.  His greatest enjoyment came from his granddaughters who were his pride and joy.

He was predeceased by two sisters and a brother.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Gloria (LaChance) Bouffard of Hudson; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Jackie Bouffard, Monique and Louis Dion, all of Hudson, and Marie and Scott Soucy of Nashua; a brother and a sister-in-law, Arthur and Claudette Bouffard of Florida; four granddaughters, Nicole Dion and Jessica Dion, both of Hudson, and Lauren Soucy and Kylie Soucy, both of Nashua; and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held in Blessed John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  Burial was in St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua.  Donations may be made in George’s loving memory to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 27 Library Street, Hudson, NH 03051.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Victor Bouley

Victor Bouley, 85, of Charlestown, formerly from Hudson, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2007, surrounded by family members.

Vic, as he was called by so many, was born October 23, 1921, in Nashua.  He was predeceased by his parents Aimey and Philinde, seven brothers and three sisters.

He lived most of his adult years with his nephew and family, Richard and Nancy Bouley, Dickie Bouley, and Erica Bouley of Hudson, moving to Charlestown in 2005.  There he resided with his great-nephew Dickie, his wife Sue Bouley and their three children.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors.  He loved spending time at his camp in Washington where for many years he taught his nephews and great-nephews the sport of hunting and fishing.

He will be missed and remembered by many.

On November 3, a celebration of his life will take place at his camp in Washington between the hours of noon to 4 p.m.  Please make donations to the Diabetes Foundation. 

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Dorothy E. (Wallace) Bythewood

Dorothy E. (Wallace) Bythewood, 57, of Salem, passed away peacefully at home, Tuesday, November 6, 2007, surrounded by her husband and family.  She had lived in Salem for 22 years.

She was raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts.  For many years, she had been an Executive Secretary for Ark-Les in Watertown, Massachusetts.  She enjoyed decorating her home.  She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother and a true friend to many.

Mrs. Bythewood is survived by her loving husband, Bernard Bythewood, of Salem; a daughter, Erin McNeill of Salem; a former son-in-law, Paul Parisi of Salem; a brother, Dennis and his wife Carol Wallace of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania; a sister, Joan Wallace and her partner Alysa Neal of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; three grandchildren, Brendan, Michael and Colleen Parisi of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service was held November 10 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, Manchester, NH 03101, or to the American Cancer Association, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 Route 101, Unit 8, Bedford, NH 03110.

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Ellen (Beeley) Dolan

Ellen (Beeley) Dolan, 87, of Salem, died Sunday, November 4, 2007, at Academy Manor Nursing in Andover, Massachusetts.  She was a Salem resident for 50 years.

Mrs. Dolan was born and raised in Methuen, Massachusetts.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed knitting, reading and baking.  She loved playing with her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, William Dolan.

She is survived by daughters Paula and husband Hervey Roy of Methuen, and Geraldine and husband Harry Slater of Rocky Point, North Carolina; sons William and wife Marcia Dolan of Londonderry, and Michael Dolan of Kittery Point, Maine; brothers Frederick Beeley of Methuen, and Richard Beeley of Methuen; a sister-in-law, Frances Beeley of Salem; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Service was held November 7 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Memorial contributions in Mrs. Dolan’s memory may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305. 

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Doris C. Dymek

Doris C. (Pizzarello) Dymek, 61, of Londonderry, formerly of Salem and Mount Vernon, New York, died Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry. 

She was born in Mount Vernon, where she grew up and attended schools.  She was a resident of Londonderry for the past two years, formerly of Salem.

Doris was a dog groomer.  She enjoyed reading, music and was an avid animal lover.  She loved spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynette Dymek of Londonderry;  a son, Michael Dymek of Danville, two brothers, Robert Pizzarello of New Milford, Connecticut, and Richard Pizzarello of Yonkers, New York; two nieces and one nephew, Lea and Lauren Pizzarello and Patrick Baginski. 

   A funeral Mass was celebrated on November 12 at St. Joseph Church in Salem.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem handled arrangements. 

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Josephine Franco

Josephine Franco, 62, of Hudson, died Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

She was born March 19, 1945, in Jersey City, New Jersey, daughter of the late Joseph and Isabella (Mitarotondo) Abbondanza.

She was the wife of Leonard Franco of Hudson with whom she shared 40 years of marriage.

Josephine and her husband resided in Hudson for over 40 years.  She enjoyed crafting and gardening.

Besides her loving husband survivors include one son, David Franco of Hudson, and a sister, Annette Pedone of Jersey City. 

Visiting hours were held on October 20 at the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson.  All other services were held at the Riotto Funeral Home (www.riottofh.com) in New Jersey.  Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater New Hampshire Chapter, 1 Bedford Farms Drive, Bedford, NH 03110.

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Frank J. G. Garcia

Frank J. G. Garcia, 73, of Hudson, died Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at Fair Haven Nursing Home in Lowell, Massachusetts.

He was born June 4, 1934, in Lowell, son of the late Francis, Sr., and Jeanette (Patanaude) Garcia.

He was the husband of Janet (Duffy) Garcia of Hudson with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

Frank was a Navy veteran.  He previously was employed as an assistant deputy at the Concord Reformatory.

Besides his loving wife, Janet, he is survived by three sons and a daughter-in-law; Frank Garcia, Jr., of Haverhill, Massachusetts; Daniel Garcia and Steven and Ellen Garcia all of Hudson; four brothers, Richard Garcia, Robert Garcia, John Garcia and Donald Garcia; one sister, JoAnn Bell; and six grandchildren, Kerry Reed, Derek Lawlor, Tabitha Torre, Scott Garcia, Bradley Garcia and Amy Garcia; and two great-grandchildren, Serrina Lawlor and Jayden Torre.

A funeral Mass was held on November 27 in St. Kathryn Church in Hudson.  Burial was in St. Patricks Cemetery, Hudson.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements. 

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Cassandra R. Goocher

The many friends of Robert Goocher and Kristen Tennis of Pelham will be saddened to learn of their daughter, Cassandra R. Goocher, age 6 weeks old, who died Sunday, October 28, 2007, at Saints Medical Center in Lowell, Massachusetts.

She was born in Boston on September 10, 2007.

Besides her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Amber Tennis and Shannon Goocher; her maternal grandparents, Gary and Diane (Mateoska) Tennis of Pelham; her paternal grandfather, Robert Goocher, Sr., of Marlboro, Massachusetts; her maternal great-grandparents, Glen and Eileen Tennis of Hudson; and her maternal great-grandmother, Marion Mateoska of Nashua; maternal great grandparents, Ralph and Ginny Garmon of Florida; and two uncles, Jason and Shawn Tennis, both of Pelham.

She was also the granddaughter of the late Linda (Rodgers) Goocher.

A Funeral Service was held at the Pelham Funeral Home in Pelham.  Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 

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Madeline (Decocq) Hawkins

Madeline (Decocq) Hawkins, 90, of Salem, died Friday, November 2, 2007, at the Salemhaven Nursing Home, Salem. 

She was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where she grew up and attended Sacred Heart Grammar School and graduated from Lawrence High School.  She was a resident of Salem for the past 51 years, formerly of Methuen, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Hawkins owned and operated Hawkins Farm in Salem from 1956 until 1990.

She had previously worked as an office payroll clerk for the Wood Mills in Lawrence.

She was predeceased by her husband Clarence Hawkins and she was also predeceased by a daughter Linda Woodbury.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Elva Hawkins of Chester; a daughter, June Hawkins of Groveland, Massachusetts; a son-in-law, G. Talbot Woodbury of Salem; a brother, John Decocq of Lawrence; three granddaughters, Shellane Rogers, Jennifer Hawkins, and Jean Kilham; and nieces and nephews. 

A Funeral Service was held at the Douglas and John Funeral Home in Salem on Thursday, November 8.  Internment took place in Pine Grove Cemetery in Sale.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hanna Tenney Methodist Church, 290 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079. 

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Viola Haynes

Viola Haynes, 93, of Salem, died Friday, November 23, 2007, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts. 

She was born in New Brunswick, Canada, and moved to Salem in 1923, where she grew up and attended schools, and has been a resident ever since.  She was the daughter of the late Harry M. and Lillian (Smallwood) Haynes.

Viola worked as a bookkeeper for Dalrymple Gas Company in Salem.  She also worked at Peever’s Drug Store.  Viola was a member of the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church in Salem, where she was very active and was the churches oldest living member.  Viola devoted her life to taking care of her loved ones, including her mother, father, and brother.  She loved to bake and will always be remembered for her peanut butter fudge and molasses cookies.

She was predeceased by her brother George B. Haynes.

She is survived by her sister Hildred Wells of Salem and many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

Grave side committal will be held Saturday, December 1, at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, December 2, at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church, 8 Pleasant Street in Salem. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church or to Salemhaven Nursing Home, 23 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH 03079. 

To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Lampert

Jacqueline “Jackie” Lampert, 66, of Salem, died Saturday, November 24, 2007, after a battle with breast cancer.

Born February 4, 1941, she was one of six children of the late Gene and Gladys (Farrell) Derouin of Lynn, Massachusetts.  She had lived with her family in Salem since 1977.  Lampert was a graduate of Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she earned her masters degree in education.  Before her retirement, she taught at Derry Village School, in Derry for 24 years.  After retirement, she remained active in the Derry school system as a volunteer.  In 1994, she was honored by the Derry Education Association as Teacher of the Year, and in 2006 received the Friend of Education Volunteer Award.

She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.  She had a passion for the arts, theater, traveling and science.  Lampert loved spending time at the ocean and entertaining friends and family at her lake house cottage. 

Lampert is survived by her husband of 46 years, William G. Lampert; son William C. Lampert and his wife Toni of Derry; her daughter Cheryl Lampert and life partner Mary Ellen Ormond of Chester; and son Jeffrey Lampert of Salem.  She also is survived by her brothers Leonard Derouin and his wife Shirley of Lynn, Massachusetts, and Michael Derouin and his wife Diane of Peabody, Massachusetts; her grandchildren Shannon, Courtney, Robert, Riley, Taryn, Sean and Crystal; several nieces and nephews, and the students whose lives she enriched. 

The funeral was held on November 28 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem; cremation followed.  Memorial donations may be made to the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation: www.walk.avonfoundation.org. 

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Lionel J. ‘Bucko’ Lanouette, Sr.

Lionel J. “Bucko” Lanouette, Sr., 75, of Salem, entered into eternal peace and rest on Monday, November 12, 2007, at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester surrounded by his family.

He was born in Methuen, Massachusetts, where he grew up and attended school.  He was a resident of Salem for the past five years, formerly of Raymond.

Bucko was a retired custodian for the Methuen School System.  He also had worked for Freeman Fuel in Methuen.  He attended Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem, was a member of the Knights of Columbus #6850, Raymond-Epping Council.  He loved bowling and was active with the Salem and Raymond Senior Citizens Center.

Bucko was also a United States Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Sylvia (Lafontaine) Lanouette of Salem; two sons, Lionel J., Jr., and Paul F.  Lanouette, Sr., both of Raymond, four daughters, Rosanne Brown, Carolyn Lanouette, and Jean Hazelton all of Salem, and Rita Souza of Hudson; four sisters, Helen and her husband Francis Prescott of Florida, Rose and her husband Joseph Drelick of Methuen, and Rita Gagnon and Florence Berry both of Methuen; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Salem Boys and Girls Club, 3 Geremonty Drive, Salem, NH 03079.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in Salem is in charge of arrangements.

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Rita (Plourde) Law

Rita (Plourde) Law, 82, of Hudson, died Monday, November 19, 2007, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

She was born September 7, 1925, in Manchester, daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Louise (Therrian) Plourde.

She was the wife of the late Robert Law who died in February of 2002.  She enjoyed gardening, solving jigsaw puzzles and reading.

Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, John Law of Farmington, and James and Tammy Law of Litchfield.  Two daughters and two sons-in-law, JoAnne and Gary Bedell of Sanford, Maine, and Janet and Ricky Mitchell of Hudson; seven grandchildren, Scott Law of Nashua, Jeff Law of Dunbarton, Kim Messina of Dexter, Maine, Jenny Jenkins of Sanford, Nicole Ostrander of Nashua, Sarah Provencher of Mashpee, Massachusetts, and Alan Law of Londonderry; 12 great-grandchildren, Victoria Law of Nashua, Lillian Law and Andrew Law, both of Londonderry, Christina Messina and Branden Messina both of Dexter, Evelyn Provencher and Theresa Provencher, both of Mashpee, Kira Law of Dunbarton, Madison Ostrander of Nashua, and Sophia Jenkins and Hannah Jenkins both of Sanford; and a sister, Edith Luiz of Manchester.

A graveside service was held on November 28 in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.  Donations may 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. 

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Joseph George LeBlanc

Joseph George LeBlanc, 84, of Salem, died Tuesday, October 16, 2007, in his home after a lengthy illness.  He was the husband of the late Vivian M. (Muise) LeBlanc, and the son of the late Alphe and Christine (Poirier) LeBlanc.  Born and raised in Saugus, Massachusetts, he lived in Lynn, Massachusetts, for 35 years before moving to New Hampshire in 1984.  A graduate of Saugus High School, class of 1942, he was a United States Navy veteran of World War II.  Mr. LeBlanc worked as carpenter in Lynn for many years until his retirement in 1984.  He was known as “The Original Mr. Fix It” in Lynn.  Joseph was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus, Valladolid Council #70.  He enjoyed woodworking and loved to sing in various choirs.  He was a communicant of St. Matthew Church in Windham.

He is survived by his son Robert LeBlanc and his wife Linda of Groveland, Massachusetts; three daughters, Christine Addario and her husband Anthony of Saugus, Theresa LeBlanc of Derry, and Barbara Johnson and her husband Scott of Salem.  He also leaves his 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alphe Leblanc of Florida and Arthur LeBlanc of Lynn; two sisters, Anita Madigan and Jeanette L’Eitalien of Peabody, Massachusetts, as well as several nieces and nephews.  He was the father of the late David LeBlanc and the brother of the late Marie LeBlanc and Alice Kershaw.

His funeral service was held on October 22 in St. Mary’s Church in Lynn followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lynn.  Donations may be made to St. Basils Salvatorian Center, 30 East Street, Methuen, MA 01844.  The Solimine, Landergan and Richardson Funeral Home in Lynn was in charge of arrangements. 

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Harvey W. Loring II

Harvey W. Loring II, 59, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, died Monday, November 19, 2007, at Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, Massachusetts.

He was born in Lawrence, grew up, and was educated in Salem.  He was a resident of Lawrence for the past 20 years, formerly of Methuen, Massachusetts, and Florida.

Mr. Loring was a delivery driver for Tripoli’s Bakery in Lawrence.  He enjoyed baseball and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by four sons, Jeffrey Loring of Lawrence, Timothy Loring of Salem, Harvey III and his wife Denise Loring of Oak Hill, New York, and Andrew Loring of Greenville, New York; his mother, Leona (Snell) Loring of Lawrence; and seven grandchildren, Brendon, Alannah, Austin, Evan, Kaylan, James, and Cassie.

Calling hours will be held Friday, November 23, from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in Salem.  Cremation will follow.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 249 Canal Street, Manchester, NH 03101.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Richard Manning

Richard E. Manning, 84, of Hudson, and formerly of Windham, and Zephyrhills, Florida, died Thursday, November 8, 2007, surrounded by his loving family at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

He loved his wife, family, Vermont, and golf.  At age 16 he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) where he acquired his life long love for the State of Vermont.

While in the Corps he helped clear the forests for what became Gifford Woods State Park in Killington, Vermont, and Calvin Coolidge State Park in Plymouth, Vermont.  He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.  After the war he was a Bos’n mate for Sun Oil Company and Esso Corp and then worked for 16 years in the Esso Refinery.  He retired after 29 years at Cabot Corporation in Billerica, Massachusetts.

Mr. Manning is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Florence (FitzGerald) Manning, and his ten children; Judy Mullins and her husband Gerald of Hudson, Frederick Manning and his wife Joan of West Hartford, Connecticut, Margaret Salvas and her husband David of Amherst, Dorothy Manning of St. Augustine, Florida, Mary Ritter and her husband Gary of Marblehead, Massachusetts, Michael Manning of San Diego, California, Myra Hogan and her husband Sean of Plaistow, Stephen Manning and his wife Laura of Cambridge, New York, Katie McGurn and her husband Scott of Methuen, Massachusetts, and Ellen Luithle and her husband Mark of Baskingridge, New Jersey; 14 grandchildren, Jennifer, Andrea, Chloe, Nora, Meghan, Patrick, Stephen, Ryan, Sean, Katie, Aaron, Joseph, Aidan, and Jordan; as well as six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Manning of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on November 13 in Blessed John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson with a burial in the New Hampshire State Veteran Cemetery in Boscawen.  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.   

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Beverly Menard

Beverley (Peters) Menard, 53, of Hudson, died Thursday November 8, 2007, at Community Hospice House in Merrimack.

She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 30, 1954, daughter of Stanley and Betty (Ralston) Peters of Cincinnati and was the wife of James L. Menard of Hudson.

In 1994 Beverley was diagnosed with brain cancer and was given just a short time to live, but was able to live for 13 years despite the odds.

Besides her loving husband and parents, Beverley is survived by two daughters, Tara Menard and Amber Menard, both of Hudson; one brother, David Peters of Mexico; and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held on November 15 in Blessed John XXIII Parish at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson.  Burial was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Hudson.  The family requests that donations be made to 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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Raymond J. Moore, Sr.

Raymond J. Moore, Sr., 79, of Litchfield, died on Wednesday, October 17, 2007, at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. 

Mr. Moore was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 19, 1928, son of the late Raymond Seth and Josephine C. (Duffy) Moore.  He had been a resident of Litchfield for over 40 years. 

He was the husband of Beverly J. (Rourke) Moore whom he married on February 17, 1952. 

Mr. Moore served in the United States Coast Guard for 20 years.  His career spanned over the Korean Conflict and Vietnam Era.  He was discharged as Chief Petty Officer.  Following retirement from the Coast Guard, he worked for New Hampshire Insurance, Peerless Insurance, and Hanover Insurance as a Casualty Engineer and Investigator.  

He served as chaplain for the Hudson Post #48, American Legion and served on the Hudson Post #48, American Legion Firing Squad.  For the last 30 years he marched in every Memorial Day Parade in Nashua and Hudson.  Mr. Moore was a member Hudson Post #5791, Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He was a life member of the Nashua Lodge #720, Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (BPOE).  Mr. Moore also was a member of the Berring Sea Patrol and an active volunteer of Mooremart.org sending boxes to service members.  He was avid gardener and reader who enjoyed history.  Mr. Moore also enjoyed hunting.

Mr. Moore was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson and attended First Baptist Church of Hudson with his wife Beverly.  

He graduated from East Boston High School and attended New Hampshire College.  

In addition to his wife Beverly of 55 years, survivors include three sons, Raymond J. Moore, Jr., and his wife Marylou of West Topsham, Vermont, the Honorable Paul S. Moore and his wife Maureen of Bedford,  and Sergeant First Class Brian D. Moore, serving in the United States Army in Iraq and his wife Raquel; a daughter, Carole Moore and her husband Terry of Nashua; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Sarah Ann Byers and her husband Robert of Brentwood, California; many nieces and nephews; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norman and Linda Rourke of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, David Rourke of Bartlett, Tennessee, and Nancy Rourke of Washington State.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by the Blessed John XXIII Parish in St. John the Evangelist Church in Hudson on Monday, October 22.  Interment prayers and burial were held privately in New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation to charity of one’s choice or the Renovation Project at First Baptist Church of Hudson, 236 Central Street, Hudson, NH 03051.  The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua was in charge of arrangements. 

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Jeanne R. (DeLome) Murray

Jeanne R. (DeLome) Murray, 87, of Salem, died Monday, November 26, 2007, at Hanover Hill Health Care in Manchester. 

Jeanne was born and educated in Fall River, Massachusetts, and had lived in Salem for 49 years.  She retired from the Woodbury School in Salem in 1985 where she worked as a Guidance Secretary for many years.  Jeanne previously worked for the Sweepstakes Commission and sold the first Sweepstakes ticket in the State of New Hampshire.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem.

Jeanne was very active in Democratic politics.  She enjoyed gardening and reading and was an avid Red Sox fan.  Jeanne enjoyed spending time with her family and her grandchildren.

Jeanne was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Richard E. Murray, and her granddaughter, Jennifer Goterch.

She is survived by a son, Michael Murray and his wife Sheila of Salem; daughters, J. Lynne Goterch and her husband John of Derry, Jackie Oros and her husband Kenneth of Salem, Joan Murray of Rahway, New Jersey, and Ann Schaub and her husband Roland of Switzerland; a sister, Claire Stevenson of Fall River; grandchildren, Michael Murray, Jr., Kathleen Meeker, Erin Seaman, James and Stephen Goterch, Daniel and Geoffrey Oros, Benjamin and John-Michael Schaub. 

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH 03110.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements. 

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Ricardo Rodriguez

Mr. Ricardo Rodriguez of Pelham passed away on October 26, 2007, after a brief illness.  He was born in Cuba on July 10, 1939.  He was the son of the late Ricardo Rodriguez and Maria Rodriguez Del Campo.  

Mr. Rodriguez came to the United States in 1958 to attend Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, where he majored in engineering.  He was unable to return to Cuba due to the Cuban Revolution in 1959.

After college he settled in Watertown, Massachusetts, and was employed by Burroughs Corporation and later for Wang Labs.  He moved to Pelham, in the early 1980s.

"Rick" as he liked to be called, enjoyed the countryside of New Hampshire, and especially loved his neighborhood.  He was a friend to all, and was known to wave at everyone that passed by his home.  His hobbies included biking, reading, photography, taking walks, and especially watching the Red Sox.

He leaves behind his aunt, Elvira Guerra, of Florida, and his uncle, Felipe Rodriguez of California, also many cousins and many friends, especially Bill and Dottie Horgan, Sally and Bill Casto, and Rosanne and Jim Toscano.  

Services were held privately.

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Dorothy Mae Rooney

Dorothy Mae Rooney, 84, died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, October 19, 2007, at her home in Reisterstown, Maryland.

Born July 4, 1923, in Medford, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Francis Harold Wolfe and Mary Jane Slaney Wolfe of Salem.  She was the devoted and beloved wife for 56 years of James Albert Rooney.

With her sense of adventure and duty, Mrs. Rooney served honorably with the United State Coast Guard during World War II.  She was an avid reader of mystery books and loved animals.  She was also a longtime parishioner of Sacred Heart Parish in Glyndon, Maryland.

In addition to her husband she is survived by her children, James Francis Rooney and his wife Julie of Portola Valley, California, Madeleine Rooney and her friend Anita Holloway of Chicago, Illinois, and Thomas Rooney of Westminster, Maryland.  She is the cherished grandmother of James William, Zachary, Marcus, and Abigail Rooney; sister-in-law Gertrude Wolfe of Salem; and is survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and close friends.  

She was predeceased by her three siblings, Madeline Moberg, and Francis and Harold Wolfe.

She was dearly loved, will be greatly missed, and her memory will be always treasured.

At her request, she was cremated in Maryland.  A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, November 17 from 9 - 11 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in Salem.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Reisterstown Library, BCPL, 21 Cockeys Mill Road, Reisterstown, MD 21136.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Robert Saitow

Robert Saitow of Pelham, beloved husband of Kathleen, and father of Robert J. Saitow and Beth Gilbert, passed away Friday, November 16, 2007, following a tragic car accident.

Robert will be fondly remembered as a wonderfully warm and caring man who loved his family and friends passionately.  He believed life was an adventure and this spirit took him around the world on excursions that included scuba diving, sea kayaking, skydiving, and a few loops around the track in a NASCAR race car.  He was always quick with a hug and never turned anyone down that asked for his help.

Following 20 years as an IT Manager at Sun Microsystems, Robert started Top Choice Travel which he operated part time while working as a call center manager at Heritage Plumbing Heating and Cooling.

Robert is also survived by his 99 year old grandmother, Mary Liner of Topsfield, Massachusetts; his mother, Shelby Liner of Danvers, Massachusetts; sister and brother-in-law, Debra and Clyde Janvrin of Rye; his cousin Charlotte Bloom of North Andover, Massachusetts; his uncle Barry Liner and friend Marsha Rust of North Palm Beach, Florida; and in-laws Connie and Warren Carlson of Seabrook; Cindy and Steve Littlefield of Tyngsboro, Massachusetts; Thomas and Monica Bond of Nashua; Sandra Bond of Derry; Diane Jalbert of Hudson; nieces Ashley, Keri, Kasey, Kally, Isabella, Alexandra, Madison; nephews Jason, Adam and TJ; cousins Eric, Jillian, Amy and Matt ;and by his loving, loyal beagle, Dynamite.  Robert was predeceased by his grandfather, John Liner.  He also leaves behind many, many friends and co-workers that will miss him terribly.

Robert touched our lives in ways he could have never imagined and he will be missed deeply.

Funeral Services were held on November 20 at the Dracut Funeral Home in Dracut, Massachusetts.  Cremation will follow.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New Hampshire Food Bank, 62 West Brook Street, Manchester, NH 03101, telephone 669-9725, or www.nhfoodbank.org. 

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Edward Seubert

Edward Seubert, 88, of Salem, died peacefully Wednesday evening, November 21, 2007, after a short illness.  His wife of 64 years, Hazel, was at his side.

He was born on February 24, 1919, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, son of Edward and Madelyn Seubert.  After serving in the Navy aboard the USS Augusta during World War II, Seubert returned to Lawrence where he continued his work as a textile designer at the Wood Worsted Mill and graduated from Lowell Technological Institute.  He later worked for IBM and Bell Labs (later known as Raytheon) installing computerized accounting systems, computer programming and as a computer-aided draftsman.

In 1950 he moved to Salem, and later joined the police department as a part-time officer where he served for 25 years.  Seubert was a member of VFW Post 8546 and the Military Order of the Cooties, and the Police Relief Association in Salem. 

Besides his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Gayle Gulaya, and her husband Subhash of North Stonington, Connecticut; son David of Salem; and daughter Lyn Mercer of Salem.  He also leaves three grandsons, Erik Tine and his wife Andrea, Adam Mercer of Salem, and Rajan Gulaya of Winter Park, Florida.  He also leaves twin great-granddaughters Liana and Alexia Tine.

A funeral was held November 24 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem with cremation following.  Donations may be made to Salem NH Police Benevolent Association, Inc. 9 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Salem New Hampshire 03079. 

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Dennis Silverthorn

Dennis Silverthorn of Nashua passed away on November 14, 2007, at sea while on vacation.  He was born in Niagara Falls, New York, on February 17, 1942, and was the son of the late Phillip Silverthorn of Ontario, Canada, and Margaret (Farrell) Silverthorn of Ayershire, Scotland.

He was the beloved husband of Sue (Maille) Silverthorn to whom he married over 30 years ago.  He enlisted in the Air Force in 1962 and retired as a CSMgt.  He also worked as a civilian for the United States Air Force and retired as a Manpower Analyst at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts in 2002.

He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan, enjoyed traveling, family golfing trips to Myrtle Beach, South Caroline, and horse racing.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 48 in Hudson.  He was also a member of the U. S. Bowling Congress and President of the Good Times Thursday Night Bowling League in Merrimack.  He thoroughly treasured the time he spent bowling on the Go Air Force and WTFK teams.  He was better known as "Deuce" on the Hanscom Bowling Lanes.

He was predeceased by his brother-in-law Arthur Bazdanes of Nashua, and his father-in-law Maurice Maille of Lowell, Massachusetts.

Besides his loving wife Sue, he is survived by two sons, James and Christopher Silverthorn of Nashua; friend Cheryl Becotte of Derry; two wonderful grandchildren, Benjamin Silverthorn and Kaylee Rose Tierney, who loved their "Grampy.”  He was the brother of Sharon and Butch (Forsey) of New York and Owen Silverthorn of Alamintos, California.  He was the son-in-law of Celia Maille of Nashua, brother-in-law to Polly Bazdanes of Nashua, Lisa Maille and Scott Hume of Nashua, Steve Maille of Lowell, Mike and Janet Maille of Pelham, Rob and Robin Maille of Salem, Ellen and Doug Soper of Nashua, Kevin Maille of Nashua, and Jason and Kim Maille of Milford, Massachusetts.  He was the uncle of Alan and Karen Forsey of Lockport, New York; Adam and Kelly Forsey and Wendy and Chris Brown of Niagara Falls, New York; Charles, Leah and AJ Bazdanes of Nashua; Robert and Joshua Maille of Pelham; Joseph and Amanda Maille of Salem; and Matthew and Emma Maille of Milford, Massachusetts.

Visiting Hours will be held in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Route 111, in Hudson on Friday, November 23 from 4 – 7 p.m.  A Prayer Service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, November 24 at 10 a.m.  All may meet at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m.  Burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery, Nashua.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the Arthur Bazdanes Memorial Fund, c/o Bishop Guertin High School, Lund Road, Nashua, NH 03062.  To send an online message of condolence or for directions visit www.dumontsullivan.com. 

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Brenda D. Smith

Brenda D. (Severance) Smith, 56, of Hudson, passed away at the Community Hospice House, in Merrimack after a brief illness.

Ms. Smith was born in Bangor, Maine, on March 16, 1951, the daughter of the late William and Helen (Mushrow) Severance.  In addition to her parents, Brenda was predeceased by her beloved son, Jason W. Smith.

Brenda was a resident of Hudson most of her life.  She attended Alvirne High School and proudly received her GED in 1998.  Brenda was employed as a manager with Burger King Corporation.  She enjoyed playing cards and scrapbooking. 

Family members include her former husband, James F. Smith of Pompano Beach, Florida; grandson, Jonathan Smith of Sutton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Russ and Carole Severance of Merrimack; Tim and Kris Severance of Hudson, Todd and Katrina Severance of Maine; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Cheryl and Ernest Stone, of Rochester, Wendy and Paul Kelley of New Brunswick, Canada, Debbie and Billy Baker of Salem, and Kim and Randy Roemer of Hudson; many nieces and nephews.

A memorial reception will be held Saturday, December 1, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire Chapel, 243 Hanover Street, in Manchester.  A memorial service will follow in the chapel at 4:30 p.m.

In addition to flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054, in memory of Brenda.

The Cremation Society of New Hampshire assisted the family with arrangements. 

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Lynne C. Teague

Lynne C. Teague, 70, of Salem, died Thursday, November 1, 2007, at the Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, Massachusetts.

He was born in Epping to Lynne E. and Marion L. Teague, and then became a lifelong resident of Salem.  He attended Salem schools and graduated from Woodbury High School in 1957.  After graduating he worked as a builder with his father, entered the U. S. Army and the National Guard, and then formed the L. T. Construction Co. and built over 200 houses in Salem.  He also operated L. C. Teague Inc. Trucking and Clinton Realty Trust.

From an early age Mr. Teague was an antique car enthusiast and bought and restored many prize-winning cars.  He belonged to the Profile Auto League and many other car clubs.  He became a licensed pilot who took part in building his own plane.  He also was a founding member of the Salem Contractor's Association.  He loved traveling and his granddaughters who were a very big part of his life.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Brenda (Rich) Teague of Salem; a son, Clinton Teague of Salem; a daughter, Patricia L. Amico of Salem; granddaughters Briana and Vanessa Amico of Salem; a sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Steve Toohey of Atkinson; an aunt, uncle, and cousins, several nieces and nephews, and many good friends. 

A funeral service was held on Monday, November 5, at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Good Will-Hinckley, for Boys and Girls, PO Box 159, Hinckley, ME 04944-0159. 

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James A. Vytal

James A. Vytal, 71, of Atkinson, died Monday, October 22, 2007, at the Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, Massachusetts.

He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, where he grew up and attended schools.  He was a resident of Atkinson for the past 13 years, formerly of Windham.

Mr. Vytal owned and operated J and B Graphics in Atkinson.  He was very involved with the Masons, especially with the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, where he was a permanent member and received the Henry Price Medal, was Grand Lecturer, and was the editor of the Trowel Magazine.  He also received the Illustrious Stanley F. Maxwell 33rd degree Medal for Distinguished Service from the Massachusetts Council of Deliberation for the Scottish Rites.  His list of memberships, accomplishments, and history with the Masons in Massachusetts was remarkable.

He was predeceased by his wife Barbara A. (Frost) Vytal.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Barry J. and Cindy Vytal of Londonderry; a daughter, Karen L. Hogue of Hooksett; his fiancée, Jean E. Dowling of Merrimack; and three grandchildren, Brittany and Matthew Vytal, and James D. Hogue.

A Masonic Service was held Thursday, October 25, at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Endowment Fund at The 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Center, 458 Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville, MA 02460.

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William H. Wallace

William H. Wallace, 89, of Salem, died Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at the Lifecare Center of Merrimack Valley in Billerica, Massachusetts.

He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, grew up and was schooled in Billerica where he graduated from Howe High School.  He later attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for two years with a degree in electronics.

Wallace was a senior technical writer for Raytheon Corporation in Burlington, Massachusetts, where he worked for more than 25 years.  He previously worked for General Electric in Lynn, Massachusetts.  He was a member of the Thomas Talbot Masonic Lodge in Billerica.  He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.  He was a member of the Granite State Baptist Church in Salem where he was the oldest living member, and was in the Young at Hearts Club.  He enjoyed music, crossword puzzles and loved baseball and the Red Sox.

He was predeceased by his wife, Helen D. (Martin) Wallace, and daughter Kathryn Butcher.

He is survived by one daughter, Jeannette Richardson of Hudson; two sons, Thomas J. and his Wife Marsha Wallace of Brooksville, New York, and Martin E. and his wife Francesca Wallace of Rome, New York; a son-in-Law, Chester Butcher of Danville; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

A funeral was held on November 26 at Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Cremation followed.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Granite State Baptist Church, 1 Sandhill Road, Salem, NH 03079. 

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Jessie G. (Tompkins) Walters

Jessie G. (Tompkins) Walters, 73, of Windham, died Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon.

She was born in New York City, New York, where she grew up and attended schools.  She had been a resident of Windham for the past 40 years; formerly of Milford, Connecticut.

Mrs. Walters was an assembler for Centronics in Hudson.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and loved outdoor adventures, such as white water rafting, mountain climbing, and sailing.

She was predeceased by her parents Richard and Harriet (Hartridge) Tompkins.  She was also predeceased by a sister Audrey Loumeau.

She is survived by her husband Richard Walters of Windham; two sons, Richard and his wife Nicole Walters of Manchester, and John Walters of Litchfield; one daughter, Georgia Walters of Manchester; and four grandsons, Christopher, Riley, Maxwell, and Jake.

Funeral services will be private for the family.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements. 

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John W. White

John W. White, 55, of Salem, died Friday, November 16, 2007, at his home.  He had lived in Salem for 15 years, previously living in Colorado and Newton, Massachusetts.

White was born and educated in Newton, the son of the late Elvera (Laurin) and John J. White.  He was a master carpenter with Black Dog Construction.  He was an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan and enjoyed fishing.  He loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Michele (Romano) White of Salem, and her son Brandon Romano of Manhattan, New York; in-laws Ralph and Patricia Romano of Salem; a brother, Larry White of Sandown; sisters Bette White of Newtonville, Massachusetts, Joanne White of China; Linda White of Salem, Chris Peebles of Colorado, Elly White of Colorado, Barbara Paradise of Westminster, Massachusetts, and Jan Tormey of Newton, Massachusetts. 

Memorial visitation will be on Saturday, December 1, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in Salem.  The funeral will follow at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110 or Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. 

To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Robert N. Whiteneck, Sr.

Robert N. “Bob” Whiteneck, Sr., 76, of Salem, died Saturday, November 17, 2007, at home after a courageous battle with cancer.  He had lived in Salem for over 60 years. 

Robert was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the son of the late Margaret (Hartman) and Harold Whiteneck.  He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  Robert had worked as a painter for Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts.

Robert was a member of the American Legion in Salem.  He enjoyed farming, gardening and vacations.  He loved spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his first wife Ora (Wheeler) Whiteneck, sister Carol Major, brothers George and Carl Whiteneck,  grandson Joshua Whiteneck, and special friends Elliot and Natalie Duston.

He is survived by his wife Linda (Harrison) Keefe Whiteneck of Salem; sons James Whiteneck and his wife Lisa of Salem and Robert Whiteneck, Jr., and fiancé Cheryl Goterch; daughters Linda and her husband John Cote of Sandown and Susan and her husband Dan Shields of Raymond; stepson Peter Keefe and his wife Maureen of Chester and Robert Keefe and his wife Amy of Salem; stepdaughters Pamela Keefe of Sandown, Carla Keefe and her fiancé Scott Thompson of Salem and Jodi Keefe of Salem; in-laws Herman and Georgie Harrison; grandchildren Jodi Robinson, Robin Shields, Danny Shields, Eric Keefe, Justin Whiteneck, Caitlin Keefe, Austin Whiteneck, Kelsey Keefe, Stephanie Whiteneck, Shane Whiteneck, Tayla Keefe, Emma Keefe; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held on November 20, 2007; burial services will be private for the family.  Memorial Contributions may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Attn: Cancer Research, 10 Brookline Place, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements. 

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Gerald J. Gendron

Gerald J. Gendron, 76, of Salem, died peacefully Friday, October 12, 2007, at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts, surrounded by his family after a long courageous battle with heart disease.

He was the loving husband of Theresa (Poirier) Gendron with whom he recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary.

He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on August 27, 1931, son of Arthur and Annie (Linehan) Gendron, where he grew up and graduated from Keith Academy.  He moved to Lawrence, Massachusetts, where he married and raised his six children.  He later moved to Salem where he has resided for the last 21 years.

Mr. Gendron was employed by the U. S. Postal Service in Lawrence for 32 years until his retirement in 1990.   He was a U. S. Army veteran, serving in Germany during the Korean War.  He was a member of St. Matthew Church in Windham, and a former member of St. Ann’s Parish in Lawrence where he founded the St. Anne’s Sports Association for the youth of the parish.  He was an avid sports fan and his passion was working with youth sports as a coach, mentor, and number one fan of his children and grandchildren.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, #4027 in Methuen, and served on the board of directors of the Lawrence Postal Employees Credit Union.

He loved spending time with his family, enjoying many family fun days at his summer home on Newfound Lake.  He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren and will be missed by many.

In addition to his loving wife, Theresa (Poirier) Gendron, he is survived by one daughter, Debbie and her husband Andy McMahon of South Lawrence, Massachusetts; five sons, Jerry, Jr., and his wife Susan, Dennis and his wife Beth, Michael and his wife Celeste all of Salem, Thomas and his wife Virginia of Bradford, Massachusetts, and Kevin Gendron of Derry.  He is also survived by two brothers and their wives, Leo and Terry Gendron and Francis and Jane Gendron of Lowell.  He was the brother of the late Gladys Lowell, Leighton Gendron, Raymond Gendron, Leonard Gendron, and Arthur Gendron.  Mr. Gendron leaves 14 grandchildren, Christopher, Kimberly, Dennis, Jr., Matthew, Ryan, Jessica, Stephanie, Nicole, Micaela, Kaleigh, Nicholas, Joshua, Alyison and Brandon.  He also leaves one great-grandchild, Kallie, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was celebrated October 16 at St. Matthew Church in Windham.  Burial took place in Elmwood Cemetery in Methuen.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Martha and Mary Group, c/o St. Matthew Church, 2 Searles Road, Windham NH.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements. 

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Patricia A. (Ardizzoni) Silva

Patricia A. (Ardizzoni) Silva, 59, Salem, died Thursday, October 11, 2007, at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, Massachusetts.

She was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, where she grew up and attended schools.  She later graduated from Julie Billiard High School in Boston, Massachusetts.  Mrs. Silva was a resident of Salem for the past 22 years, formerly of New Durham, and Somerville. 

Mrs. Silva was a customer service representative for Yellow Transportation in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  She was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem.  She enjoyed fishing and most of all spending time with her grandsons.

She is survived by her loving husband Manuel Silva of Salem; a daughter, Heather and her husband Jason Knight of Londonderry; a step-daughter, Barbara and her husband John Niland of Fremont; a brother, James Ardizzoni of Somerville; a sister, Carol Ardizzoni of Methuen, Massachusetts; three grandsons, Patrick, Kyle, and Troy; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, October 15 at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem.  Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements. 

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Virginia C. (Marshall) Sullivan

Virginia C. (Marshall) Sullivan, 72, of Salem, died October 14, 2007, at her home.

She was born in Medford, Massachusetts, where she grew up and attended schools.  She later graduated from Wellesley Junior College.  Mrs. Sullivan was a resident of Salem for the past 47 years, formerly of Wakefield, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Sullivan had previously worked for Rudy Pivovar at his flower shop in Windham.  In the 1950s she worked as a secretary for the Governor of Massachusetts.  She also water skied professionally at Cypress Gardens in Florida and had her private pilots license.  Most of all she was a homemaker and her family was the most important thing in her life, especially her grandchildren.  She would welcome anyone into her home and treat them as family.

She was predeceased by her brother Frank W. Marshall, Jr.

She is survived by her loving husband, James E. Sullivan; three sons, Winston and his wife Lynn Sullivan of Laconia, Jeffrey and his wife Aracelis Sullivan of Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Scott and his wife Tracy Sullivan of Salem; her stepmother, Laura Marshall of Salem; 11 grandchildren, Krystal, Susan, Stephanie, James, Christopher, Michael, Scotty, Roberto, Genesis, Kate and Craig; and two great grandchildren, Avery and Nathan.

A Memorial Service was held on October 18 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 Merrimack Street, Bldg. 9, Lawrence MA 01843. 

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Margaret A. (McMahon) Callahan

Margaret A. (McMahon) Callahan, 74, of Atkinson, formerly of Salem, died October, 4, 2007, at her home in the company of her beloved husband.

Margaret was born in Newton, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Charles and Cora (Clarke) McMahon.  She grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts, graduating from Watertown High School in 1951.

Margaret’s primary interest was her family and grandchildren with their mutual visits and the special arrangements she would provide for family gatherings in her home, especially during the holiday season.  She enjoyed her frequent trips around the state looking for antiques and dining out with her coupons, always with her constant companion, Frank, “My Favorite Chauffer,” she called him.

Margaret was very involved in her community serving as a Sunshine Lady with the Atkinson Garden Club, where she had won multiple awards including Garden of the Month, an activity that she treasured.  She also was an avid reader and active member of the Atkinson Friends of the Library.  Margaret “Sis” will be sorely missed and never forgotten.

She was predeceased by a brother Thomas McMahon. 

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, John “Frank” Callahan, a former supervisor with the Salem Department of Public Works; two sons, Jack and his wife Trish Callahan of Fremont and Dave and his wife Rachel Callahan of Haverhill, Massachusetts; two grandchildren, Meaghan and Samantha Callahan of Haverhill; a brother, Charles T. McMahon of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, October 8 at St. Luke the Evangelist in Plaistow; burial followed at the Atkinson Cemetery in Atkinson.  In lieu of flowers please donate to the Kimball Library Legacy Fund, 3 Academy Avenue, Atkinson, NH 03811.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements. 

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Christopher A. Habib

Christopher A. Habib, 43, of Panama City Beach, Florida, formerly of Salem, died October 4, 2007, in Salem.

He was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, grew up, and was educated in Salem where he graduated from Salem High School in 1981.  He later attended Electrical School.

Chris was an electrician and worked for Coastal Electrical in Florida.  He enjoyed deep sea fishing, scuba diving, bike riding, and camping, and most of all he loved the ocean.

He is survived by his parents Joseph and Janice (Samia) Habib of Salem; a brother and sister-in-law, Jonathan and Paula Habib of Taunton, Massachusetts; two nephews, Nicholas and Lucas Habib of Taunton; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem on Monday, October 8; burial followed at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home of Salem was in charge of arrangements. 

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Richard P. Oliveri

Richard P. Oliveri, 66, of Salem, died unexpectedly October 6, 2007, at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts. 

Richard was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and grew up in Everett, Massachusetts, graduating from Everett High School.  He had lived in Salem for 43 years.  Richard was a retired Iron Worker for Local 7 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Richard was a member of the Derry Salem Elks.  He enjoyed golfing, boating, jet skiing and playing cards.

He is survived by his wife Suzanne (Blais) Oliveri of Salem; two sons, Detective Richard Oliveri, Jr., of Salem, and Sergeant Anthony Oliveri and his wife Rachel of Salem; three daughters, Dawn Vitiello of Salem, Kim and her husband Steve Eldredge of Derry, Gina and her husband Chris Tripp of Salem, and Lillian Oliveri of Salem; two sisters, Anna Aiello of Peabody, Massachusetts, Mary Dripps of Georgia; grandchildren Andrew, Derek, Nicholas, Christopher, Meghan, John, Brianna, Kyle, Kyleigh; a former spouse, Arlene (Spinelli) Oliveri of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass was held Thursday, October 11 at St. Joseph Church in Salem; cremation to follow.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  The Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements.

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Lena Gagnon

Lena Gagnon, age 91, died Friday, September 28, at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. 

She was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where she grew up and attended Sacred Heart School.  She was a resident of Salem for the past 18 years, formerly of Lawrence.

Mrs. Gagnon was a retired Licensed Practical Nurse for Broadway Nursing Home in Methuen, Massachusetts.  She was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem.

She was predeceased by her husband Henry J. Gagnon, and 10 brothers and sisters, Eva, Rose, Jeannette, Alfred, John, Romeo, Edward, Albert, Arthur, and Paul.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Ralph Frye of Salem, and Mary and Gerard Fournier of Meriden, Connecticut; four grandchildren, Stephen Frye, Kathleen DeBlasi, Laura Applebaum, and Brian Fournier; and five great grandchildren, Corey, Cameron, Henry, Cecelia, and Dominic.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, October 1 at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem; burial followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Andover, Massachusetts.  Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem was in charge of arrangements. 

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Timothy McCord

Timothy Shawn McCord, 34, of Nashua died Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.

He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on March 22, 1973, son of Stephen C. McCord of Lowell, and Kathy (Daley) Warren of Hudson.

Mr. McCord graduated summa cum laude from Hesser College in 1997 with an associate degree in Criminal Justice, of which he was very proud.  He was employed as a correctional officer with Valley Street Jail in Manchester and then later attained rank of corporal with the Merrimack County Department of Corrections.  He was an avid sports fan and especially loved football, basketball, baseball and hockey.  He enjoyed weightlifting and playing all kinds of sports at the Nashua YMCA.  Timothy loved his children and was a proud father and uncle.

Besides his parents, he is survived by his fiancé, Kerry Riedy of Nashua; one son, Aidan McCord of Nashua; two daughters, Alyssa McCord of Nashua and Kylee McCord of North Carolina; also Hannah Riedy of Nashua to whom Timothy was like a father; three brothers, Stephen McCord, Jr., of Nashua, Ryan Warren and Jeffrey Warren, both of Hudson; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Kerry and Don Morelli and Maria McCord, all of Nashua; a maternal grandmother, Kay Daley of Merrimack; and one niece, Meagan Morelli of Nashua.

A Funeral Mass was held on Monday, October 1 at Infant Jesus Church in Nashua.  In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to the McCord Children’s Education Fund, Reference #5325699-5, c/o Digital Federal Credit Union, 257 Lowell Road, Hudson, NH 03051.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements. 

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Alfred J. Sparta

Alfred J. Sparta, 91, of Salem, died Tuesday, October 2, 2007, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Massachusetts.

Born in Beverly, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late Carmella (DeGuardo) and Giuseppe Sparta.  He was a Salem resident for 40 years.  Alfred was a Paratrooper in the U. S. Army during Word War II.

Mr. Sparta retired as a foreman from New England Power.  He previously worked as a Contactor with J and A Builders in Methuen.  He was a member of VFW Post #8546 in Salem and he enjoyed bowling, watching sports and going to the track.

He was predeceased by his daughter Marie Calobrisi.

Mr. Sparta is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Angie (Messineo) Sparta of Salem; a brother, Sam Sparta of Methuen; nephews, Phil, Paul, and Sam Sparta, Paul and his wife Debbie Messineo; a sister-in-law, Sybil Messineo of Brewster, Massachusetts; and nieces, Christine Drake, and Janet and her husband Tristan Israel.

Calling hours will be Friday, October 5 from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in Salem.  A Funeral Service will follow at the funeral home at 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.  To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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