Obituaries

Paul R. Annaloro

Paul R. Annaloro, 73, of Salem, died suddenly October 20, 2009, at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry.

Paul was born and educated in Methuen, MA, graduating from the Edward F. Searles High School.  He was a self-employed contractor and was the owner of Danville Four Seasons in Danville.  Paul previously owned ABC Painting and he built, owned, and operated Salem Self Storage in Salem.  Paul enjoyed cars and car shows and he loved golf.

He was predeceased by his daughter Pamela Blackinton.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years Lorraine (Breton) Annaloro of Salem; a daughter, Paula Pike of Lawrence, MA; two sisters, Evelyn Mazzepple of Salem, and Arlene Okelpeck of Idaho; two grandsons, Nicholas Haseltine and his wife Ashley of Salem, and Daniel Joseph Pike of Methuen; and five nieces and one nephew. 

Calling hours will be held Friday, October 23, from 3-6 p.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.  The Funeral Service will follow at 6 p.m.  For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Rita M. (Bilodeau) Brouse

Rita M. (Bilodeau) Brouse, 94, died peacefully on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at her home, surrounded by loving family members and friends.

Born and educated in Haverhill, MA, she resided in Methuen, MA, before moving to Salem 51 years ago.

She was employed as a waitress and cook at the Wirtshaus Restaurant in Methuen for more than 50 years, and later as a hostess at Crystal Springs Golf Course in Haverhill, retiring in her 80s.

Rita’s home was one filled always with love, laughter, and music.  She enjoyed cooking, reading, writing poetry, the ocean, and a good party.  She cherished her family, and she will always be remembered for her love of life, her kindness and abiding generosity, and her indomitable spirit.

The widow of John Brouse, she was also predeceased by two children, a son, Carl, and a daughter, Linda.

She is survived by daughters Charlene Passmore of Millersville, MD, and Marilyn Kopriva of Londonderry, and sons Jack Brouse and his wife Carol of Salem, and Lawson Brouse, who resided with her and was her caregiver.

Beyond her immediate surviving family members, Rita M. Brouse will live on in a loving legacy of 18 grandchildren, including Mark Dufresne of Salem, whom she raised, 32 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Church at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 30, followed by burial at Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Processing Center, PO Box 8462, Chicago, IL 60680

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

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Peter A. Ciccarone

Peter A. Ciccarone, 49, of Salem, died unexpectedly October 21, 2009, at his home.

Peter was born and educated in Danbury, CT, graduating from Immaculate High School in Danbury and the Culinary Institute of America.  Peter owned and operated Sovran Asset Strategies.  He previously worked for Putnam Investments in Andover, MA.  Prior to that, he was a licensed real estate broker, working for Hampstead Associates and Norwood Realty before opening his own real estate brokerage, Online Real Estate.  He began his professional career working in contract food service management for companies like Deka and ARA Services.  Peter was a member of Centerpoint Community Church in Salem.

Peter was a devoted husband and father.  He was a talented handyman who enjoyed working on projects around his home, such as building a deck, and he liked yard work.  Peter was an avid news junkie, especially financial news.  He liked cooking and was an avid rock and roll fan and attended numerous concerts.

Before fatherhood became a top priority, he was an active volunteer, serving as a member of the Greater Salem Jaycees, as an incorporator and board member of the Salem Holiday Parade Committee and as a volunteer coach for the Salem Olympic Devils Special Olympics team.  He gave of his time and talents to numerous other community organizations, mostly in the background, desiring no recognition.

Peter was predeceased by his father, Alfred Ciccarone; his mother-in-law’s fiancé, Francis DeKavis; and his sister-in-law, Therese Duhamel. 

He is survived by his wife, Monique (Duhamel) Ciccarone of Salem; his mother, Virginia (Pearson) Ciccarone of Danbury, CT; a son, Jonathan Ciccarone and a daughter, Adriana Ciccarone, both of Salem; a sister, Susan and her husband Roland Maher of Salem; his father-in-law, Richard Duhamel and his wife Shirley of Merrimack; his mother-in-law, Pauline (Dionne) DeCunto of Windham; a brother-in-law, Louis Duhamel and his wife JoAnn of Nashua; sisters-in-law, Suzanne Duhamel of Nashua, Madeleine Dionne of Hampstead, and Jeanne Warren of Derry; nieces and nephews, Peter and Amanda Maher of Salem, Allison Duhamel of Lowell, MA and Casey, Jessy and Sam Warren of Derry.

Funeral services were held October 27 at Centerpoint Community Church, Salem.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Ships, PO Box 2020, Garden Valley, TX 75771 or mercyships.org. 

Arrangements were under the care of the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Patricia K. Clarke-Lessard

On October 19, 2009 a bright light in this world has dimmed with the passing of Patricia K. Clarke-Lessard, 70.  Patricia died from complications sustained from an accident on August 14, 2009.

Patricia was born in Lawrence, MA, where she grew up and attended schools.  She was a resident of Salem for the past 37 years, formerly of Methuen, MA.  Patricia was an inspector for Raytheon Corporation in Andover, MA.  She had previously worked for Admiral Box and Parlex in Methuen.  Patricia loved traveling to Florida, Las Vegas, and cross country.

Patricia’s greatest achievement was the loving marriage of 38 years she shared with her husband Jim.  Her legacy will be carried on in the laughter and smiles of all her grandchildren, family, and friends who benefited from knowing her.

Patricia overcame many obstacles in her life with a special grace and a fierce determination that others grew strength from.  She loved deeply and fought deeply for anything she believed in showing her family through her courageous struggles along the way to never, ever give up.  She will always be our hero.

We are grateful for all the times we shared with her and will carry on her spirit to allow the bright light to shine once again as a beacon from heaven - for that is what she would want.

She is survived by her husband, James F. Lessard of Salem; two daughters, Donna and her husband John Lindner of Lebanon, OR, and Linda and her husband James O’Neill of Atkinson; three brothers, Wayne Thomas of Salem, James and his wife Lorna Thomas of Salem, and Jeff and his wife Jana Lord of Oregon; one sister, Elizabeth “Bunny” Perrault of Salem; six grandchildren, Heidi, Kristy, Lori, Katie, Chelsea, and Darcey; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, October 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street in  Salem.  Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Methuen, MA.  For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Carla R. Corcoran

Carla R. Corcoran, 45, of Amesbury, MA, died October 21, 2009, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, MA.

Carla grew up and was educated in Salem, graduating from Salem High School in 1982.  She graduated from Salem State College in 1993.  Carla was employed as a tour guide for the House of the Seven Gables, Salem, MA and as an interpreter at the Museum of American Textile History in North Andover.  Most recently she volunteered at the Bartlett Museum in Amesbury, MA.  She worked extensively for various organizations that provided help for abused women and children in Salem and Lawrence, MA.  Almost published, she was an avid and talented writer and fan of poetry and folklore.

Her father, William J. Corcoran, and her maternal grandparents, Dr. Anthony and Mrs. Adeline Ippolito, predeceased her.

She is survived by her mother, Joyce M. Corcoran of Hampton; paternal grandmother, Louise Corcoran of Lawrence, three brothers, Layne Corcoran and his wife Cathy of Auburn, Darro Corcoran and Mary DeJesus of Lawrence, and Christopher Corcoran of Hampstead; two aunts, Carol Chrest and her husband Stanley of Rye, and Mary Morris of Lawrence; an uncle, Raymond Corcoran and his wife Mary Jo of Dracut, MA; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were private for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive, Suite 110, Bedford, NH 03110.

Arrangements were under the care of the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Mary E. (Manning) Deveau

Mary E. (Manning) Deveau, 79, of Gilford, died unexpectedly at her daughter’s home in Hudson, on October 17, 2009. 

Mary was born in Amesbury, MA on May 22, 1930 daughter of the late John Sr. and Helen (Doucette) Manning and was the loving wife of George Deveau (2004) with whom she had shared 55 years of marriage.

Mary loved playing Bingo and shopping at Wal-Mart and her two cats Sandy and Sammie.  She summered at Lake Shore Park for many years and that is where her beloved friends Ginny McDermott and Jay Cohen cared for her and were like her second family.  Above all she loved and admired her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and enjoyed spending as much time with them as possible.

Survivors include two sons, David M. Deveau and his wife Lynn of Arizona and George F. Deveau of Texas; three daughters, Joanne M. Cranshaw and her husband Arthur of New Hampshire, Betty H. Fougerousse and her husband Michael of Michigan and Maureen A. Bedrosian and her husband Michael of Massachusetts; a brother, John M. Manning, Jr., and his wife Margarete of Massachusetts; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

a Prayer Service was held on October 21 in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson.  Burial will be at a later date. 

The family has requested that donations be made to the Pets In Need Fund, c/o In Town Veterinary Group, Bulger Animal Hospital, 247 Chickering Road, North Andover, MA 01845.

To send an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.

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James Falls

James Falls, 92, a Salem resident for over 60 years, died October 21, 2009, at the Colonial Heights Care and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Montana, grew up in Nicholson, PA, and worked on the family farm and in other enterprises owned by the family.  He attended Nicholson public schools and graduated from Nicholson High School.

He joined the U.S. Marine Corp in 1935 and served for 35 years.  He retired as an officer, CWO4.  During World War II he was stationed overseas in the South Pacific.  He saw action at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, the Solomon Islands, Corregidor, and other South Pacific Theaters.  He was assigned to the Pacific Fleet and saw service in South America including the Galapagos Islands.

During his military career he was stationed at the Boston, MA, Naval Shipyard, the Portsmouth Naval Prison where he was the assistant warden, and in North Carolina, San Diego and San Francisco, CA, and other locations.

He returned home after the war and was in the construction business for many years.  He was the first building inspector and health officer in Salem and he managed the town’s first sewerage treatment plant.  He was Scout Master of Troop 160 and contributed to many historic books and articles about the history of Salem. 

For many years he raised the flag at the Salem Center Common every morning.  His hobbies were the restoration of antique cars and trucks.  He loved to garden and build clocks.  He was a self-taught machinist, electrician, carpenter, auto mechanic, and building designer, including the current Salem Town Office.

He was married to the late Anita (Apitz) Falls for 54 years.

He leaves his son James J. and daughter-in-law Diane Falls of Salem.

A funeral service was held October 24 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.

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

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Carol L. (Ryan) Gookin

Carol L. (Ryan) Gookin, 72, of Salem, died October 22, 2009, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, MA.

Carol was born in Dorchester, MA, and graduated from Dracut High School in Dracut, MA.  She was an Office Manager for Dr. Stein in Salem.

Carol loved spending time with her family.  She cared deeply about all of the patients at Dr. Stein’s office.  Carol enjoyed herb gardening and crossword puzzles.

She was predeceased by her parents, Louise (Conley) and Hudson Ryan.

She is survived by her husband, Robert F. Gookin of Salem; three sons, Robert Gookin and his wife Angela of Los Angeles, CA, Patrick Gookin and his wife Marcia of Boston, MA, and Shawn Gookin and his wife Karen of Amherst; two brothers, Arthur Ryan and his wife Gloria of Salem, and Walter Ryan and his wife Sharon of Tennessee; a sister, Ann Riley of New Hampshire; six grandchildren, Patrick, Kiel, Colin, Soleil, Megan, and Rory; and many nieces and nephews. 

There are no calling hours.  A Memorial Service will be held in November.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge, 125 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.

Arrangements are under the care of the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com. 

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Sidney E. Walters, Jr.

Sidney E. “Sid” Walters, Jr., 69, of Windham, died unexpectedly October 13, 2009 at Parkland Medical Center in Derry.  He was born on January 27, 1940 and was the son of Sidney and Dorothy (Dinsmore) Walters.

Sid was a resident of Windham where he grew up and attended local schools.  He was a lifelong car-racing fan.  As a young adult, he raced at tracks in Southern New Hampshire in his blue “04” stock car.  He worked as an auto mechanic and in the local construction industry.

He is survived by his daughters Kerry Ann Naumowicz and Dawn Marie Oreo.  He was predeceased by his son David.  He has seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

At his request, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 SARL Drive, Salem, NH 03079 or the Sheppard’s Pantry, c/o Windham Presbyterian Church, One Church Road, Windham, NH 03087.

For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Hannah S. (Hanscom) Whittaker

Hannah S. (Hanscom) Whittaker, 77, of Salem, died October 9, 2009 at the Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Freemont. 

Mrs. Whittaker was born November 11, 1931, in Chichester, CT., a daughter of Ralph and Olga Hanscom and had been a resident of Salem for over 60 years.  She was a graduate of Woodbury High School.

Prior to retirement, Mrs. Whittaker worked as a Secretary for both the town of Salem and St. Basil’s Seminary.  She was a member of North Salem United Methodist Church in Salem.

Mrs. Whittaker enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  She was an avid yard saler and also enjoyed sewing.

Mrs. Whittaker is survived by her husband, Thomas Whittaker.

Family includes a daughter, Judy Laroche and her husband Dean; a son, Eric Chaya; and three grandchildren, Amy Colbert, Brian Laroche and Chrysta Chaya.

A funeral service was held October 13 at the Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home in Salem.  Cremation followed.

For online condolences, please view her obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Arlene (Kashulines) Bouchard

Arlene (Kashulines) Bouchard, 82, of Hudson, died Thursday, September 24, 2009 at her home.  Arlene was born in Nashua on July 11, 1927, daughter of the late Albert and Celeste (Girouard) Kashulines.  Arlene graduated from the Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson.  She lived and was raised on the Kashulines Farm on Lowell Road in Hudson.  She worked as a title examiner for Atty. Harrison Smith Law Offices in Nashua for many years.  At one point, Arlene had also served as a CCD teacher.  A dedicated and loving mother of nine children, she loved golf, football, Scrabble, bridge, and art.  In addition, she loved to sing, dance, and cook, sharing the fruits of her labor from her countless hours of gardening.

Arlene was an active member of the Hudson Democratic Party and spent numerous hours working on the causes that were important to her.  She actively campaigned for Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, Walter Mondale, Michael Dukakis, Norm D’Amours, and Governor Hugh Gallen.  At one time, Arlene was elected a delegate to the state democratic convention.  She hosted a campaign event in her Hudson home for Ted Kennedy during his presidential campaign in 1986.  Arlene retired to Mexico in 1991 with her husband, Bertrand Bouchard; there, she was involved in the local Red Cross, the orphanage, and the Country Club.

She is survived by her husband, Bertrand Bouchard; eight children, Robyn Small of Danvers, MA, Kevin Small of Hooksett, NH, Gregg Small of Belmont, NH, Craig Small of Hudson, Gary Small of Springfield, VT, Suzanne Dumais of Londonderry, NH, Holly Small of Hudson, and Michele McFarland of Hudson; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Peter Kashulines of Windham and Albert Kashulines of Hudson; her sister, Helen Kashulines of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her daughter, Celeste Small; her first husband, Francis Small; and by her siblings, Robert Kashulines, Rita Kashulines, Diane Kashulines, and Antoinette Kashulines.

Following cremation, a calling hour will be held on Sunday, October 4, from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 290 Mammoth Rd., Londonderry.  A funeral liturgy will follow at 12 p.m. in the funeral home.  To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabodyfuneralhome.com.

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Clark S. Brown

Clark S. Brown, 47, of Hudson, died Sunday, September 27, 2009 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 7, 1962 in Lowell, MA, son of the late Willard and Jane (Baldwin) Brown.

Clark was the husband of Tammy (Cady) Brown of Hudson, with whom he shared 25 years of marriage.

He owned and operated CSB Heating and Cooling in Hudson and was previously employed with Eastern Propane.  He enjoyed fishing, shooting, camping, and riding his Harley Davidson.  Clark recently enjoyed a bike trip down to Myrtle Beach with his family.  His greatest joy was found in spending time with his two granddaughters.

Besides his loving wife Tammy, survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law: Amanda Brown of Hudson, and Jessica and Sean Poper of Hudson; two granddaughters, Abigail Poper and Olivia Brown, both of Hudson; four brothers and two sisters-in-law: Willard and Elaine Brown of Nashua, Dana and Donna Brown of Weare, NH, Jeff Brown of Nashua, and Timmy Brown of Concord; two brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law: Leon Cady Jr. and his wife, Lisa, of Nashua, and Jimmy Cady of Key West, FL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting Hours were held on Wednesday, September 30 at the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson.  Burial will be private.  In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in Clark’s loving memory to Home Health & Hospice Care, Attention Community Hospice House, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.  To send the family an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  A Remembrance Video is available for online viewing and 24 Hour Grief Support is also available online.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Vivian (Hamnett) Capone

Vivian (Hamnett) Capone, 76, of Hudson, and formerly of Wilmington, MA, and Florida, died Friday, October 2, 2009 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born October 6, 1932 in Concord, VT, daughter of the late Louis and Nellie (Wiltshire) Hamnett.

Vivian was also predeceased by her husband, Donald W. Capone, who died in December 2003, as well as by her brother, Louis Hamnett Jr.

She enjoyed crocheting, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family; they were the world to her and nothing was more important than them.

Survivors include three sons and three daughters-in-law: Donald W. and Terry Capone of Waxachie, TX, Peter B. and Carrie Capone of Ashby, MA, and Paul D. and Melanie Capone of Hudson; a daughter and a son-in-law: Susan Marie and William Fanjoy of Hudson; a sister and a brother-in-law: Betty and Jim Beaudin of Lincoln, NH; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting Hours were on Monday, October 5 in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St. in Hudson.  Burial was private.  In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made in Vivian’s loving memory to Home Health & Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060.  To send the family an online message of condolence or flowers, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  A Remembrance Video is available for online viewing.  24-hour Grief Support is also available online.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Adeline (Christopher) DelGaizo

Adeline (Christopher) DelGaizo, 93, of Windham, died on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at the Ridgeway Center in Bedford, NH.

Adeline was born in Revere, MA, the daughter of John and Lena Christopher, and she was the last survivor of seven Christopher children.  She was valedictorian of the Class of 1933 at Revere High School and never lamented a lost opportunity for higher education occasioned by the Great Depression.

Adeline was the wife of the late Frank E. DelGaizo of Revere, MA.  Following Frank’s untimely passing in 1968, she became manager of the Gloria Food Store on Broadway in Revere, where she continued to operate the family business for several years thereafter.

Known as Dolly to friends and family, she continued to open and enjoy the summer cottage in Nahant, MA long after the kids were grown and gone.  Nahant was an oasis in her life and the source of boundless memories for her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter, Christina, and the late Daniel Quinlan of Windham; her three sons, Theodore and Sue DelGaizo of Downingtown, PA, James and Sandra DelGaizo of Plantation, FL, and John and Janis DelGaizo of Lynnfield, MA; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Mark’s Church in Londonderry at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 19.  Private Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Everett, MA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Shepherd’s Pantry at 1 Church Street, Windham, NH, 03087.  For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Joseph L. Giordano

Joseph L. Giordano, 96, of Salem, died Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua.

He was born in Boston, and grew up and was educated in Italy and Boston’s North End.  Joe was a resident of Salem for the past 31 years, formerly of Medford, MA.

Joe was a shoemaker for Sportscraft in Somerville, MA.  He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem.  Joe was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II, and he was a member of the VFW Post in Medford, MA.  He enjoyed playing cards, especially poker, and trips to Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun.  Joe was an avid Boston sports fan — especially the Red Sox.  Most of all, Joe loved spending time with his daughter, and adored his granddaughter.

He was predeceased by his wife, Alice (Terramagra) Giordano, and his son, Ralph Giordano.

He is survived by his daughter, Linda Fielding of Salem; granddaughter, Ashley, and her husband, Michael Conley of Goffstown; and his sister, Giselda (Giordano) of Italy.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, September 28 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Salem.  Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery, Malden, MA.

Calling hours were held Sunday, September 27, from 2-5 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.

Memorial contributions may be made to the: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Robert A. Hanlon

Robert A. Hanlon, 75, of Salem, died Thursday, September 17, 2009 at the Parkland Medical Center, Derry.

Robert was born and educated in Lawrence, MA, graduating from Central Catholic High School.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from St. Anselm’s College and his Master’s Degree in education from Salem State College.  He also received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.  Robert served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Robert practiced chiropractic in Salem for 55 years; the last 11 with his son, Robert.  He also was an administrator at the Greater Lawrence Vocational Technical High School in Lawrence, MA.  He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Robert was predeceased by his wife, Patricia A. (Bolan) Hanlon, who passed away three months ago.

He is survived by his two sons, Robert M. and his wife, Sheila Hanlon, of Salem, and Brian E. and his wife, Adriene Hanlon, of McLean, VA; and two grandchildren, Molly and Maegan Hanlon, of Salem.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, September 22 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Salem.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.

Calling hours were held Monday, September 21, from 4-8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.

For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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June A. Horion

June A. Horion, 66, died September 12, 2009 at her home in Litchfield after a three-month struggle with cancer.

Mrs. Horion was the daughter of Sterling and Germaine (Hanel) Colby.  She lived in Manchester and Litchfield all her life, attending Litchfield Elementary School, graduating from Manchester Memorial High, and Becker Junior College in Worcester, MA.

June was a legal secretary in Manchester at area law firms and principal legal secretary in the Manchester City Solicitors office for many years.

She was a member of the Litchfield Historical Society.  In her retirement, she kept up an amazing correspondence to friends and relatives, sending them Manchester and New Hampshire tourism information, recipes, and clippings of interest.

Family members include: brothers Robert Colby and his wife, Priscilla, and Richard Colby and his wife, Blythe; sister, Helen Doherty and her husband, Richard; 11 nephews and nieces; 11 grandnephews and grandnieces; many loving cousins; and a dear friend, Joe Costa, of Manchester.  The family may be contacted by sending correspondence to Helen Doherty, 2768 Derbyshire Road, Cleveland, OH 44106.

Following the cremation, a memorial service will be scheduled at a time when distant relatives can attend.

Memorials may be made to Litchfield Historical Society, 168 Litchfield Road, Litchfield, NH 03052, or the Elliot Regional Cancer Center, C/O Mary and John Elliot Charitable Foundation, 4 Elliot Dr., Manchester, NH 03103.  To sign the online guestbook, please visit goodwinfh.com.

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Margaret Anne “Margie” Kampe

Margaret Anne “Margie” Kampe, 63, of Litchfield, died September 30, 2009 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born January 25, 1946 in New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada, the only daughter of Lawrence and Margaret (MacDougall) Farrell.  She moved to the United States in August 1964.  She met her husband, Herb, in 1965; they married in Concord, MA on November 12, 1966, and they moved to Litchfield the following year.

Margie worked in the accounting field for Nashua Trust Company, Nault’s Transportation Companies, Rifky’s, and Henry’s Auto Body until retiring in 2001 after suffering two debilitating strokes.

She was a member of the Litchfield School Board in the 1970s, where she served as checklist supervisor as well.

Margie had many hobbies, including cooking, bingo, crossword puzzles, quiet times at the cottage in Maine, playing cards with friends, and RV travel to Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Maine.  She also enjoyed shopping with Laurel, barbeques with Larry, late winter trips to Florida, and playing with her grandkids.  An avid Patriots fan, she loved getting together with friends to watch the games at home or at the stadium.  An accomplished bowler, she returned to the sport after her strokes by teaching herself to bowl with her left hand.

Margie is survived by her husband of 43 years, Herbert Kampe of Litchfield; a son, Lawrence Kampe of Manchester; a daughter, Laurel Sumner and her husband, Thomas, of Apex, NC; two granddaughters, Isabelle and Emily Sumner of Apex, NC; two brothers, Kevin Farrell of Ottawa, Ontario and Donald Farrell of Oshawa, Ontario; a sister-in-law, Penny Farrell of Janetville, Ontario; a brother in-law, Robert Kampe and his wife, Karen, of Nokomis, FL; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph “Gully” Farrell and Peter Farrell.

Always quick with a smile, Margie was a caring, loving person who touched the hearts of many.  The family would like to thank Dr. Ning and the staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Daniela Verani, as well as the caring staff at the Community Hospice House.

Calling Hours were held on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at the Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester.  The funeral was held Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.  Burial will be at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations may be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054.  For more information, please visit www.lambertfuneralhome.com.

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Donald S. LeBlanc

Donald S. LeBlanc, 74, of Salem, died Tuesday at the Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, MA.

He was born in Somerville, MA, and grew up and was educated in Medford, MA.  He was a resident of Salem for the past 46 years.

Don was a retired Lieutenant and Detective for the Salem Police Department, where he served for 23 years.  He was a US Air Force veteran, serving during the Korean War.  He was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem, The Knights of Columbus, Bishop Peterson Council in Salem, where he was a past Grand Knight, and a member of the 4th degree Bishop Peterson Assembly Knights of Columbus.  He was also a member of the DAV.  Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and his “Red” Trucks.  Most of all, Don enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by his wife, Mary (Mayo) LeBlanc of Salem; three sons: Joseph and his wife, Madelaine LeBlanc, of New Brunswick, Canada, Peter and his wife, Karen LeBlanc, of Nashua, NH, and Paul LeBlanc of Salem; daughter: Mary Anne and her husband, Paul Iannazzo, of Salem; sister: Alice Campbell of Salem; four brothers: Eugene LeBlanc of Medford, MA, Douglas Moran of Texas, George Moran of Maine, and Bruce Moran of NH; 10 grandchildren: Jennica, Justina, Amanda, Matthew, Alyssa, Evan, Nickolas, Justin, Shawn, and Kelsey; and several nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, October 2, at 12 p.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Salem.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.

Calling hours were held Thursday, October 1, from 4-8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St, Salem.  For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Eneith (MacAdams) Mahoney

Eneith (MacAdams) Mahoney, 90, of Salem, died Wednesday, September 2, 2009 at her home.

Eneith was born and educated in Somerville, MA, the daughter of the late Hilda (Vogler) and Joseph MacAdams.  She had worked at Big Bear Market in Somerville and she taught Sunday school at Grace Baptist Church in Somerville.  Eneith had lived in Salem for 13 years, previously living in Reading, MA for 43 years.

Eneith loved to crochet, enjoyed spending time at her son’s cottage, and puttering in the garden.  She was the family archivist and enjoyed genealogy.

She is predeceased by her husband, Peter Mahoney, and her sister, Theda Metcalf.

She is survived by her sons, David Mahoney of Buffalo, NY and Peter Mahoney of Salem, NH; her sister, Erna Marguerite Kazanjian of Cape Cod, MA; her grandson, William Mahoney; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were Monday, September 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem.  The funeral service was celebrated on Tuesday, September 8 at 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.

Memorial Contributions may be made in her memory to: Alzheimer’s Association, 1 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH  03110.

For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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William “Bill” Mitchell

     William “Bill” Mitchell, 71, of Litchfield, passed away Thursday, September 10, 2009 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, with his wife, Leslie, and twin sister, Esther, at his side.

He was born December 3, 1937, in Nashua, son of the late Nicholas and Pearl (D’Amour) Mitchell.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Nikki Mitchell, and a brother, Peter Mitchell, as well as by his beloved dogs, Bear and Mocha.

He was a graduate of Alvirne High School, Class of 1956.  Prior to his retirement, Bill had been employed with RDF Corp., Sanders Associates, and Continental Homes.  He was a Past Commander of the American Legion, Post 48, Hudson, and a member of their firing squad.  He was also a member of a local snowmobiling club.

Among his many interests were camping, cane carving, crossword puzzles, and most of all spending time with his family.  He was a NASCAR enthusiast who loved Dale Earnhardt.

Besides his loving wife, Leslie, survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Sabrina Mitchell of Litchfield and Tricia and Dean MacKinnon of Milford; his twin sister, Esther Levesque of Hudson; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, Larry and Winnie Mitchell and John and Rita Mitchell, all of Hudson; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting hours were in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson, and a prayer service and a military burial took place on Wednesday, September 16.  In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made in Bill’s loving memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, One Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 105, Bedford, NH 03110.  To send an online message of condolence or a sympathy meal to the family, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  A remembrance video is available for online viewing.  24-hour grief support is also available on the website.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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John L. Morash Sr.

John L. “Jack” Morash, 80, of Salem, entered into rest on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at the Parkland Medical Center, Derry.

Jack was a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving his country during the Korean War.  He was a member of the Teamsters Local #25 in Charlestown, MA, the Lawrence Elks in Lawrence, MA, the American Legion Mission Hill Post in Roxbury, MA, the Pelham NH Fish and Game Club, and the National Rifle Association.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Rose Marie (Burley) Morash; two sons, John “Jack” Morash Jr., wife, Lisa, and her daughters, Olivia and Morgan Smith, and Russell Morash, all of  Dorchester, MA; sister, Beverly, and her husband, Richard Sheets, of Bourne, MA; grandsons, Mathew and Andrew Morash; and several nieces and nephews.

At the request of the family, there are no funeral services.

The family wishes to thank all their great friends and family who are so caring and helpful.  Sincere gratitude to the ICU staff at the Parkland Medical Center.

Arrangements are being handled by the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Jimmy Fund c/o Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226, Attn; Contribution Services.

For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Arlene Stone Partridge

Arlene Stone Partridge, 90, of Salem, died on Monday, September 21, 2009.

Arlene grew up in Saugus, MA, and graduated from Saugus High School.  She worked at John Hancock in Boston until her marriage to Dr. Stuart Partridge.  They raised their family in Melrose, MA, and in retirement they moved to their summer house on Arlington Pond in North Salem.  She dedicated her life to her family and friends, and she will be missed dearly.

She is survived by her loving children and their spouses: Nancy Lezer and Michael Sportum of Springfield, VT; Janice and Jimmy Mitchell of Melrose, MA; Judy and Timmy Shanley of Keeseville, NY; and Marcia and Keith Kendall of North Salem.  She also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and five great-granddaughters.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home, Salem.  Services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 at North Salem United Methodist Church, 389 N. Main Street, Salem.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the North Salem United Methodist Church, PO Box 206, N. Salem, NH 03073.  To send an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.

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Fred O. Pinet

Fred O. Pinet, 88, of Hudson, died Sunday, September 13, 2009 at the Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua.

He was born March 12, 1921 in Raymond, NH, son of the late Albert and Laura (Raymond) Pinet.  He was predeceased by a brother and three sisters.

Fred was an Army Veteran of WWII and was employed with Greenerd-Abor Press for many years.  He was a 50-year resident of Hudson who enjoyed gardening and socializing with friends.  He found great joy in annually dressing as Santa Claus for the neighborhood children.

Survivors include two sisters, Grace Rawlins of Raymond, NH and Virginia Page of Exeter, NH, as well as many dear nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visiting Hours were held on Thursday in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson, with a prayer service in the funeral home.  Burial will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family requested that donations be made in Fred’s loving memory to the Southern NH Medical Center, Attention: Cardiology Dept., P.O. Box 2014, Nashua, NH 03061.  To send an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  A Remembrance Video is available for online viewing.  24-hour grief support is also available online.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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William Prodanas Jr.

William Prodanas Jr., 64, of Salem, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at his home in Salem.

William was born in Chelsea, MA and was raised and educated in Everett, MA.  He attended Everett High School.  William worked for many years for Local 22 as a laborer and most recently worked for Local 3 as a mason prior to his retirement.  Throughout his career, he worked on numerous historic sights in and around Boston.  He was well-respected in his career and was very proud of his accomplishments within his field.

In his free time, William enjoyed antiques, various types of artwork, and cars.  He was also an avid New England sports fan and especially enjoyed the Boston Bruins.

William leaves his loving wife of 27 years, Donna (Chapski) Prodanas of Salem; his three children, Lisa M. Rinaldi of Litchfield, Jonathan William Prodanas, and Alexander Z. Prodanas, both of Salem; three grandchildren, Alicia, Brianna, and Anthony, all of Litchfield; a brother, Michael Prodanas, and his wife, Carole, of Salem, MA; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends were invited to call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6 at Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 42 Main Street, Salem.  A Funeral Mass in his honor was held on Wednesday, October 7 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph ’s Church, Salem.  Cremation followed immediately.  Donations in William’s name may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children - Boston, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114 .  To send an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.

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Raymond R. Rancourt

Raymond R. Rancourt, 84, of Hudson, and for the past two years of Greenbrier Terrace in Nashua, died Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Greenbrier, following a lengthy battle with Dementia.

He was born November 4, 1924 in Lowell, MA, son of the late Theophile and Aurore (Dufresne) Rancourt.  Raymond was the husband of Doris (Chenelle) Rancourt, of Hudson.

Raymond was a dedicated worker and was employed for over 30 years with Lowell Shoe and later worked for Marshall Industries until his retirement in the early 90s.  He was a member of the Elk’s Lodge in Chelmsford, MA, and loved to dance.

He was an Army Veteran of WWII.

Besides his loving wife, survivors include two sons: Donald Rancourt and his wife, Louise, of Maryland, and David Rancourt and his life companion, Sheila Burke Bridges, of Litchfield; four brothers and three sisters in law: Leo and Doris Rancourt of FL, Rene and Rachel Rancourt of Dracut, George and Claire Rancourt of Hudson, and Robert Rancourt of Pepperell; two sisters and two brothers in law: Theresa and Gerry Desrocher of Methuen and Helene and Maurice Breault of Westford; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visiting Hours were held on Monday, September 21, with a Prayer Service in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson.  A Chapel Service took place on Tuesday, September 22 in the MA Veteran Memorial Cemetery, Winchendon, MA.  To send the family an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson was in charge of arrangements.

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Rhonda R. Revan

Rhonda R. Revan, 43, of Tewksbury, MA, died Saturday at her home after a brave battle with cancer.

She was born in Medford, MA, grew up and was educated in Tewksbury, MA, and graduated from Lowell Vocational School.  She was a life-long resident of Tewksbury, MA.

Rhonda was a waitress for Oscar Pinatas in Tewksbury, MA.  She enjoyed shopping, her cats, the beach, her Camaro, spending time with her friends, who meant so much to her, and most of all, she loved visiting and spending time in Salem, MA.

She was predeceased by her mother, Regina (Gladki).

She is survived by her daughter, Christine Muse of Dracut, MA; boyfriend, Michael Reynolds of Tewksbury, MA; father, Arthur Revan of Lowell, MA; sister: Julie Webb of Salem; niece, Athena Sharpe; aunt, Irene Miller of Dracut, MA; and her cats, Salem and Sage.

A memorial visitation was held Thursday, September 24, from 4-8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.

For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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J. Leo Roy, Sr.

J. Leo Roy, Sr., 97, of Salem, died Monday, October 5, at Mary Immaculate Nursing Home in Lawrence, MA.

Leo was born in Salem, MA, and grew up and was educated in Van Buren, ME.  He was the son of the late Lea (Madore) and Dennis Roy.  He previously worked as a steam fitter for John Ventura in Lawrence, MA, for many years and Flaherty Construction in Newton, MA.  Leo had lived in Salem for 25 years, previously living in Methuen, MA, and Florida.  He was a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem and the Pipe Fitters Union in Boston, MA, for over 60 years.  He enjoyed fishing, buying and selling at flea markets, and making outdoor furniture.  Most of all, he loved gardening and had beautiful flowers and vegetables.

Leo was predeceased by his wife: Isabel (Boudreau) Roy; sons: Dr. Wilfred “Elmer” Roy and Jerry Roy; daughter: Ruby Nealey; and sons-in-law: Don Blacklaw and Ron Nealey.

Leo is survived by his son: J. Leo Roy, Jr. and his wife, Theresa, of Methuen, MA; daughter: Joan Blacklaw of Salem; daughter-in-law: Debra Roy of Milwaukee, WI; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, October 9, at 10:00 a.m. at St Joseph Church, Salem.  Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Calling hours were held on Thursday, October 8, from 5-7 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.

Donations may be made to the: Alzheimer’s Assoc. of NH, 1 Bedford Farms Dr., Suite 105, Bedford, NH 03110.

For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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William Schultz

William Schultz, 70, husband of Ann Schultz of Meredith, NH, and formerly of Pelham and Derry, died Sunday, September 13, 2009 at his home in Meredith after a valiant battle with cancer.

He was born October 6, 1938 in New York City, son of William Schultz of Margate, FL and Catherine Schultz (deceased).

Bill was a graduate of Wm. L. Dickinson High School in Jersey City, NJ, class of 1956.  He served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1960.  He received his BS in electrical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts in engineering management.

His most recent employment was by Lockheed Martin of Chelmsford, MA as a senior electrical engineer.  Bill was an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoyed hiking and boating in the NH Lakes Region.  More than anything, Bill was the consummate family man, who loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Ann, of 45 years; his son, Bill Schultz, and his wife, Jane, of North Kingstown, RI; his daughter, Debbie (Schultz) Cox, and her husband, David, of Acton, MA; and six grandchildren: Elizabeth, Catherine, Victoria, and John Schultz, and Matthew and Laura Cox.

Bill was an active member of the Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church for 44 years and was the president of the church council at one time.  One of the many ways he donated his talents to the church was by building the cross that has hung in the sanctuary for 23 years.  If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church for the baptismal font that Bill had started to design but was unable to construct.

Visitation was held Wednesday, September 16, from 4-8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem.  A memorial service was held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church, 171 Zions Hill Road, Salem.

For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Frances L. (LaGrange) Schwarzenberg

Frances L. (LaGrange) Schwarzenberg, 87, of Salem, died Saturday, September 19, 2009 at her home.

Frances was born and educated in Methuen, MA, graduating from the Edward F. Searles High School in 1939, and she had lived in Salem for 58 years.  She was a homemaker who loved her family and doting on her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Frances was a member of the Good Sam Camping Club, NH Wanderers Chapter.  She enjoyed sewing and was a talented crafter who enjoyed many crafts, including making her own greeting cards.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Russell E. Schwarzenberg of Salem; three sons, Russell J. Schwarzenberg and his wife, Paula, of Salem, Gary Schwarzenberg and his wife, Susan, of Plaistow, and Randall Schwarzenberg and his wife, Mary Ann, of Salem; and two daughters, Lana and her husband, George Younker, of Salem, and Karen and her husband, David Miller, of Windham.  Nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held Tuesday, September 22 from 4-7 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.

The Funeral Service followed at 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in Frances’ memory to St. David’s Episcopal Church, 231 Main St. Salem, or the local charity of one’s choice.

For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Mildred H. (Prior) Spartichino

Mildred H. (Prior) Spartichino, 90, a longtime resident of Salem, died on Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Academy Manor, Andover, MA.  Mrs. Spartichino was born and raised in St. Albans, VT and was a graduate of St. Albans Hospital School of Nursing.  She lived in Cambridge, MA for many years before moving to Salem, and worked as a nurse in several nursing homes in the Cambridge area.  She was a member of St. Josephs Church, Salem.

The widow of John Spartichino, her family members include her daughter, Donna M. Taylor of Wakefield, MA, and her sons, Richard C. Spartichino of Salem, and Raymond and his wife, Maria Spartichino, of Saugus, MA.  She was predeceased by her son, David Spartichino.  Mildred leaves 11 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were on Monday, September 28, from 4-8 p.m. at The Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 42 Main St., Salem.  A Funeral Mass was on Tuesday, September 29 at 10 a.m. in St. Josephs Church, Salem.  The burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.  To send an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.

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David M. “Dave” Spillane

David M. “Dave” Spillane, 47, of Salem, died on Thursday, October 1, 2009 at his home after a long illness.  Dave was born in Boston and was raised in Boston and Andover.  He attended The Childrens Own School, Winchester, MA, and The Gifford School, Weston, MA, and was a graduate of Andover High School.  Dave owned and operated All Ears, a custom jewelry business.  He enjoyed classic TV and music and bowling and was an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox.  Dave was renowned at local Boston radio stations for being a frequent winner in trivia contests.

His family members include his brothers: Robert V. and his wife, Monika Spillane, of Salem, and Stephen A. and his wife, Anne Spillane, of Centerville, MA; his sister: Margaret S. and her husband, Carlos Bonilla, of Derry; and several nieces and nephews.

Dave was predeceased by his parents, Timothy J. and Ruth O. (Hambelton) Spillane, and his brothers and sister, Timothy Spillane, Richard Spillane, and Virginia Spillane Keaten.

Calling Hours were held on Monday, October 5 from 5-8 p.m. at The Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 42 Main St., Salem.  A Funeral Mass was held on Tuesday, October 6 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, Salem.  Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, W. Roxbury, MA.  Memorial contributions may be made to donate@autismspeaks.org.  To send an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.

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Mildred A. (Edge) Taylor

Mildred A. (Edge) Taylor, 83, of Salem, died Sunday, October 4, 2009 at Greenbriar Terrace in Nashua.

Mildred was born and educated in Lawrence, MA, the daughter of the late Lillian (Smith) and Herbert Edge. 

She had worked at Honeywell in Lawrence and Raytheon in Andover, MA.  Mildred was a volunteer at the food pantry at Pleasant Street United Methodist Church for many years.  She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.

She was predeceased by her husband, George Taylor; her son, Mark Taylor; and her sister, Lorraine Partridge.

She is survived by her daughters: Mildred and her husband, Robert Clifford, of Londonderry, and Jeanne Leonard Watson of Wakefield; son: Joseph Leonard and his wife, Karen, of Salem; daughter-in-law: Diane Taylor of Florida; sisters: Lillian Scanlon and Marion Lawton of Salem; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling Hours were held Tuesday, October 6 from 9-11 a.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.  The funeral service followed at 11 a.m.  Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Pleasant Street United Methodist Church Food Pantry, Pleasant St., Salem, NH.

For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas, 47, of Salem, died Thursday, August 20 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston after a brief illness.

Mark was a lifelong resident of Salem, graduating from Salem High School in 1980.  He enjoyed playing the guitar and riding his Harley Davidson.

Mark was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy (Ritchie) and John Thomas.

He is survived by his sister, Judy, and her husband, Michael Brown, of Wrightsville, PA.  There are no funeral services.

Arrangements are by the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem.

For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Mary E. (Donaher) Thornton

Mary E. (Donaher) Thornton, 61, of Hudson, died Sunday, September 27, 2009, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, surrounded by her loving family after a long struggle with cancer.

Mary was born on August 28, 1948, in Worcester, MA, daughter of the late John F. and Josephine (Fahey) Donaher, and was the loving wife of Robert D. Thornton of Hudson, with whom she shared 36 years of marriage.

Mary was a caring patient and successful teacher.  She began teaching kindergarten in Damariscotta, ME, which was followed by six years at St. Joseph’s in Salem, NH teaching 2nd grade.  For the last 20 years, Mary taught ESL at American Training in Lawrence, MA.  She enjoyed the challenges and rewards of preparing her international students with the skills and hopes to achieve their dreams in America.

Mary was a devoted wife, a proud mother and a supportive and nurturing sister and aunt.  She treasured her family and cherished their summer vacations on Sebec Lake.  She was a loyal and thoughtful friend.  As a member of the Alpha Phi chapter at the University of Maine at Orono, she met and remained lifelong friends with a beautiful circle of women.

She enjoyed traveling and reading, afternoon tea, the hits of The Beatles, the great state of Maine, and the laughter of her children.  As her nephew Stephen said so perfectly, “If everyone could treat one person for one minute each day the way Mary treated every person every day, the world would be a much better place.”  She will be greatly missed, but joyously received by her mother, father, and beloved relatives.

Besides her loving husband, Mary is survived by a son, Benjamin D. Thornton of Cambridge, MA; a daughter, Amanda E. Thornton of Cambridge, MA; two brothers, Richard Donaher and his wife, Judy, of Roque Bluffs, ME, and Jack Donaher and his wife, Jacqueline, of Topsfield, MA; a sister, Frances Curcio and her husband, Leonard, of Maynard, MA; three nephews, Leonard Curcio of Townsend, MA, Stephen Curcio of Sanford, ME, and Jacob Ward of Washington D.C.; four nieces, Christina Murray and Laura Barbella, both of Littleton, MA, Amelia Donaher of Las Vegas, NV, Josephine Donaher of Key West, FL; seven great nieces and nephews — Christopher, Nicholas, Emily, Peter John, Connor, Lindsey, and Alison; and many good friends.

Visiting Hours were held on Thursday, October 1, from 5-8 p.m. in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, October 2, at 11:30 a.m. in St. Kathryn’s Church.  Burial will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Mary’s memory to the Palliative Care Program at St. Joseph Hospital, Attn: Marti Gould, 172 Kinsley St., Nashua, NH 03061.  To send an online message of condolence, send a sympathy meal, or to receive 24-hour grief support, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Michael K. Ward

Michael K. Ward, 58, previously of Salem, died in White River Junction, VT on September 24, 2009.

Michael was born and educated in Methuen, MA, the son of Bertha (McNamara) and Richard Ward.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  Michael was a self-employed handyman.

Michael will be remembered as a kind, intelligent man who would give anyone in need his last dime.  He would go without food so a friend could eat.  Michael was a defender of the underdog.  He had a keen sense of humor and a forgiving heart.  Michael will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

He is survived by his sister, Lucinda, and her husband, John Lonergan of Salem.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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Claire E. White

Claire E. White, 80, of Windham, died Thursday, September 17, 2009 at Windham Terrace in Windham.

Claire was born and educated in Lawrence, MA, graduating from St. Patrick’s High School.  She was a resident of Windham for the past five years, formerly of Boston and Lawrence, MA.

During her working years, she was a manager for New England Telephone & Telegraph.  Claire enjoyed traveling, the symphony, opera, walking, and poetry, especially at the Old North Church in Boston.  She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Claire was the daughter of the late Elphage & Emma (Cashan) White.  She was also predeceased by her sister, Shirley White.

She is survived by her brother, Paul, and his wife, Joan White, of Atkinson, NH; her niece, Paula B. White; and her nephews: David White, his wife, Patricia, and their sons, Joshua and Michael, and Gary White, his wife, Robin, and their daughter, Vanessa.

Calling hours were held Saturday from 9-10 a.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem.

A funeral Mass followed at 10:30 a.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Salem.  Burial followed in Pillsbury Cemetery, Londonderry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Rockingham VNA & Hospice, 137 Epping Road, Exeter, NH 03833.  For online condolences, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

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William R. Blakeslee

William R. Blakeslee, 84, of Salem, died August 29, 2009 at the Parkland Medical Center in Derry, NH.

William was born in Westfield, MA.  He served with the United States Marines as a Corporal during WWII, specializing as an Air Warning Plotter in the Pacific.  William worked for 23 years at Lawsons Machine in Peabody, MA, as a machinist, and most recently was employed at Merrimack College as a Maintenance Supervisor prior to his retirement.  After his retirement, William resided in Ft. Pierce and Vero Beach, FL, and recently returned to Salem, NH, in June 2008, to be closer to his family and loved ones.  William was a member of the V.F.W., the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion at various posts, both in Salem and in FL.  He was an avid golfer.

William is predeceased by a daughter, Donna Kepple.  He leaves his loving wife, Virginia (Muzzrole) Blakeslee of Salem; a son, John William Blakeslee, and his wife, Rosemarie, of North Woodstock, NH; a sister, Shirley Bogdan, and her husband, Peter, of Saugus, MA; a granddaughter, Emily Blakeslee; and several nieces and nephews.  All who knew him will dearly miss him.

Arrangements are under the direction of Goundrey and Dewhirst Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Salem.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Donations in William’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.  To send an online condolence, please visit www.dewhirstfuneral.com.

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Mary S. (Baudanza) Calma

Mary S. (Baudanza) Calma, 91, of Salem, died August 28, 2009 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, Derry, NH.

She was born in Woburn, MA and grew up and attended schools in Boston’s north end.  She was a resident of Salem for the past 23 years, formerly of Joppa, MD.

Mary was a retired stitcher for a shoe company in Buffalo, NY.  She attended St. Joseph Church in Salem.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Ray Austin; second husband, Wencis Calma; and longtime companion, Charles Kraft.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Jo, and her husband, Dominic Catalfimo, of Salem; a son, Ray Austin of Palm Bay, FL; a brother, Salvatore “Sonny” Baudanza of Medford, MA; a sister, Santa Sylvester of Woburn, MA; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, August 31, 11 a.m., St. Joseph Church, Salem.  Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem.

Calling hours were held Sunday, August 30, from 3-6 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 241 Main St, Salem.

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

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Thomas Adrian Gallant

Thomas Adrian Gallant, 79, of Hudson, died Friday, August 28, 2009, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, surrounded by his loving family.

Tom was born on December 7, 1929, in Manchester, NH; son of the late Leon and Eglantine (Manseau) Gallant, and was the loving husband of Flora L. (Candela) Gallant, of Hudson, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.  Besides his parents, Tom was predeceased by three brothers; Leon, George, and Gilbert Gallant.

Tom graduated from Manchester West High School and University of New Hampshire with a degree in Chemical Engineering, and was a long-time resident of Hudson.  He worked for American Cyanamid in Stamford, CT, and for Nashua Corporation as a chemical engineer.  He also worked for Raytheon Corp. and Badger Company as a planning and scheduling engineer.  Recently, he volunteered as an “ambassador” at Southern NH Regional Hospital.  Tom’s interests included photography, tennis, and music (especially Dixieland Jazz and barbershop quartets).  He also loved puzzles and jokes, but above all, he loved his family.  His children and grandchildren were his world and he took special interest in their accomplishments.

Besides his loving wife, Thomas is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Janet and Jeffrey Eaton of Springvale, ME, Carole and Albert Shapiro of Needham, MA, and Mary and Theodore Chang of Delmar, NY; a brother, James Gallant of Manchester, NH; two sisters, Theresa Johnson of Suncook, NH, and Margaret Gunzelman of Manchester, NH; seven grandchildren, Carla Eaton of Brighton, MA, Colin and Cody Eaton of Springvale, ME, Andrea and Stephanie Shapiro of Needham, MA, and Kevin and Eric Chang of Delmar, NY; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Visiting hours were held on Thursday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson.  A funeral service will be held Friday, September 4, 2009.at 10:00 a.m. in the Funeral Home.  The public may begin to arrive at 9:30 a.m.  Burial will take place in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson.  Donations can be made in Thomas’s name to: St. Joseph Home & Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH 03055 and/or Home Health & Hospice Care, 22 Prospect St., Nashua, NH 03060, or for those who wish, flowers are welcome.  To send an online message of condolence, send a sympathy meal or flowers, or to receive 24-hour grief support, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  A remembrance video is available for viewing online. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Yvonne (Beaulieu) Greenwood

Yvonne (Beaulieu) Greenwood, 95, of Salem, died Monday at the Warde Health Center, Windham.

She was born in Methuen, MA, where she grew up and attended schools.  She was a resident of Salem for the past 58 years, formerly of South Lawrence, MA.

Mrs. Greenwood was a retired waitress, working for Stevens Catering at the Rockingham Park Race Track in Salem.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem, where she was in the Ladies Sodality, and had a loving devotion to the Blessed Mother.  She volunteered for the Salem Caregivers.  She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting, and babysitting.

She was predeceased by her husband, Albert Greenwood.

She is survived by her three daughters: Dorothy and her husband, Sam Arivella, of Methuen, MA, Barbara and her husband, William Redfern, of Salem, and Carol and her husband, Al Righini, of Salem; her son, Fred, and his wife, Cynthia (Rousseau) Greenwood, of Pelham; a sister, Jeannette Ratte, of New Jersey; 19 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Salem.  Burial followed in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Methuen, MA.

Calling hours were held Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 241 Main St., Salem.

Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Church Food Pantry, 33 Main St., Salem, or to the Greater Salem Caregivers, PO Box 2316, Salem.

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

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Marie R. (Ciabotti) Machovic

Marie R. (Ciabotti) Machovic, 64, of Windham, died Sunday, August 30, 2009, at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA.

She was born in Schenectady, NY, where she grew up and attended schools.  She was a resident of Windham for the past 29 years, formerly of Omaha, NB.  Mrs. Machovic was a retired substitute teacher for the Windham Public School System.  She attended St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Londonderry, NH.  She enjoyed cooking, spending time with her girlfriends, and playing bridge.  Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchild.

She is survived by her husband, Stephen A. Machovic Jr., of Windham; son, Stephen J., and his wife, Brygida Machovic, of Oklahoma City, OK; daughter, Andrea Marie Machovic, of Ann Arbor, MI; two brothers, John and his wife, Patricia Ciabotti, of Lady Lake, FL, and Robert and his wife, Roselyn Ciabotti, of Summerfield, FL; a grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, September 2, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Church, Londonderry, NH.  Burial was Thursday, September 3, in Schenectady, NY.  Calling hours were held Tuesday, September 1, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 241 Main St., Salem.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall St, Manchester, NH 03101.

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

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Sally L. (Rose) Merry

Sally L. (Rose) Merry, 91, of Nashua, NH, died Sunday, August 30, 2009, at the Hunt Community in Nashua, surrounded by loving family.

Sally was born on October 28, 1917, in Chicago, IL.  She was the daughter of the late Harold and Gertrude (Bent) Rose, and was the loving wife of Milton H. Merry (1992), with whom she shared 46 years of marriage.

After living 50-plus years in New Jersey, Sally found and loved her new home at the Hunt Community in Nashua.  Throughout her long life, cooking and entertaining were among her loves, and prior to the death of her dear husband Milton, she enjoyed traveling with him, but she loved family the most and she showed that to all those around her.

Sally is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Andrew Kyle Merry and his wife Joyce of Dellwood, MN; a daughter and son-in-law, Janice Merry Conti and her husband Allen of Hudson; a sister, Ruth Hawkins Dangler of Pompton Plains, NJ; four grandsons, Peter Kyle Merry of Houston, TX, Steven Andrew Merry of Northfield, MN, James Scott Conti of Chicago, IL, and Michael Allen Conti of Hudson; a great-grandson, Holden Kyle Merry of Houston, TX; a niece, Barbara Hawkins Pedersen and her husband, Dwight, and their daughter, Andrea; a nephew, David Alan Hawkins and his wife, Gail, and their daughter, Amy; and many dear friends.

A memorial service and interment will take place on Saturday, September 12 at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Summit New Jersey, 17 Kent Place Blvd., Summit, NJ.  In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in Sally’s name to the United Methodist Church of Summit New Jersey, 17 Kent Place Blvd., Summit, NJ 07901.  To send an online message of condolence or to receive 24-hour grief support, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com.  The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

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Walter C. Sage

Walter C. Sage, 86, of Deltona, FL, formerly of Hudson, and husband of Carmelle (Theriault) Sage, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 at his home with his family at his side, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Bedford, NH on June 19, 1923, Walter was a son of the late Anthony and Frances (Bachta) Saj.

During his youth, Walter was raised and educated in Bedford and served with the Navy during World War II in the Submarine Service as a sonar operator.  During his service, Walter received a World War II Victory Medal, an American Theatre Medal, and an Asiatic Pacific Theatre Medal with one star.

After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Walter owned and operated Sage’s TV Service in Nashua and later was employed with the former Sanders Associates, Inc.  A resident of Deltona, FL since 1982, Walter previously made his home in Hudson for a number of years.

Mr. Sage held memberships in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 92.

Members of his family include his wife of 59 years, Carmelle Sage of Deltona, FL; a son, Walter C. Sage Jr.; four daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Lee Sanford, Waneta and Gerard Gagne, Wynne and Majid Aroom, and Eva Marie Sage and Richard Hatch; 10 grandchildren, Justin Sanford, Kevin, Kameron and Kendal Aroom, Jeaneva and Hali Gagne, Curtis, Alexis, Savannah and Douglas Hatch; his sister, Amelia Sulin; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A period of visitation was held at the Farwell Funeral Home, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, on Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m., followed by a graveside service at 2 p.m. in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Pine Hill Avenue, Nashua.  Family and friends attended.  Arrangements are in the care of the Farwell Funeral Service, 882-0591, www.farwellfuneral.com.

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Judith A. (Cachion) Simpson

Judith A. (Cachion) Simpson, 64, of Manchester, NH, died Sunday at her home.

She was born in Methuen, MA, where she grew up and attended schools.  She later attended McIntosh Business School.  She was a resident of Manchester for the past seven months, formerly of Plaistow and Atkinson, NH.

Mrs. Simpson worked in Medical Records for the Holy Family Hospital, Methuen, MA.  She was a member of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Salem.  Judy loved spending time with her grandchildren.  A simple visit, a summer vacation, a sleepover watching Sponge Bob, or an adventure at Chuck E Cheese would bring her much laughter and smiles.  She also loved spending quality time with her sister, Janet.  Some of the best times they had were weekends away at Annalee.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur Simpson, of Manchester, NH; daughter, Tanya, and her husband, William Leith, of Plaistow, NH; son, Joseph, and his wife, Andrea Roy, of Londonderry, NH; sister, Janet Carnett, of Methuen, MA; five grandchildren, Reshea, Kyle, Jessica, Anthony, and Mackenzie; several step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A life celebration for family and friends will take place at a later date.  There are no calling hours.  Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 241 Main St., Salem, is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. David’s Episcopal Church, 231 Main St, Salem.

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

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Glenn Wickens

Glenn Wickens, 46, of Owego, NY, and formerly of Lexington, MA, passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, August 23, 2009 at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Memorial arrangements, when complete, will be announced.  Richards Funeral Home of Owego, NY is assisting with arrangements (www.RichardsFH.com).

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