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, 77, died on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Swampscott, MA, July 25, 1931, the daughter of Roland and Alice (Bamford) Devitt. Dorothy married Victor Bergendahl on July 15, 1951. During her working career, she was a cafeteria manager at Dracut High School in Dracut, MA for 20 years, retiring in 1989. She lived in Massachussetts and Southern New Hampshire all her life, until 1995 when she moved to Bath, NH. In her spare time she enjoyed cross word puzzles, following the Boston Sporting Teams and taking care of her cats. She was predeceased by her husband of 34 years, Victor Bergendahl on August 9, 1985. Survivors include a daughter, Christine Harris and husband Bill of Mountain Lakes; two sons, Glen Bergendahl of Weymouth, MA and Brian Bergendahl; four grandchildren. There will be no calling hours or funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a Humane Society of one s choice.
, 84, died Friday, January 9, 2009, from complications with cancer. Mr. Fillian was born in Orford, NH, on August 13, 1924, a son of Alphonse and Jessie (Woods) Fillian, and lived there until 1964 with his wife of 60 years Barbara. With his wife and four children they moved to New Jersey, where he lived until his death. Mr. Fillian was a member of the Carpenter Unions in both New Hampshire and New Jersey for over 54 years. He was predeceased by his wife Barbara (Sawyer) Fillian on November 1, 2006, and a great grandson Matthew of Wall Township, NJ. Mr. Fillian is survived by his four sons, Philip of Phoenix, AZ, Clayton of Huntington Beach, CA, Bruce of Sea Grit, NJ, and Larry of Fredericksburg, VA; 16 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren; two sisters, Beatrice Perry of Bradford, VT, and Ruthie Davis of Lebanon, NH. Calling hours will be on Friday, January 16, 2009 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A graveside funeral service and burial will be in Orford Street Cemetery on May 22, 2009 at 12 PM with Pastor Richard Hodge officiating. The Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Saint Jude Children s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
, 76, died on Monday, January 12, 2009 at his residence on Plains Road. William was born in Sandyston Township, NJ, on July 12, 1932, to Merlin Shay and Alice (Morris) Heater. He graduated from Newton High School in Newton, NJ. He married Alice Howell on August 15, 1953. In his early working career he worked for the Ford Motor Company in Mahwah, NJ, as manager of the quality control department. For many years he was a produce farmer in Layton, NJ. William and Alice moved to Monroe on November 5, 1995 from New Jersey. He was a former member of the Pine Grove Grange in Bath, NH. He had a passion for baking and cooking, along with making his own wine. He was predeceased by his sister, Sharon O Brien on October 31, 2006. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Alice Heater of Monroe, NH; his three children, Alice Susan Cooper and husband Charles of Delaware Water Gap, PA, William M. Heater and wife Jenny of Kissimmee, FL, and Eva Marie Heater of New Haven, CT; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; seven siblings, Shirley Lambert, Jerry and Ronald Heater of Branchville, NJ, Richard Heater of Bridgewater, NY, Fred, Ralph, and Carl Heater also of Branchville; one aunt and several nieces, nephews, cousins. Calling hours and funeral service will be on Friday, January 16, 2009. A calling hour will be at 4 PM, with a funeral service beginning at 5 PM, at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Rev. Donald Thomas of the Monroe Community Church officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Monroe Village Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Community Church, c/o Winston Currier, Harley View Drive, Monroe, NH, 03771 or to the Monroe FAST Squad, c/o Robert Regis, 233 Stanton Road, Monroe, NH, 03771.
Woodsville, NH -
Brett Raymond Sutherland
, 43, of Ammonoosuc Street, died on January 13, 2009, at Fletcher Allen Healthcare, Burlington, VT. Brett was born in New Haven, CT, on September 22, 1965, to Alexander and Isabelle (Raymond) Sutherland, Jr. He graduated from Oxbow High School in Bradford, VT. He married Theresa Donna Rose on August 10, 1991, and worked for Bill Nelson at his farm in Ryegate Corner, VT. Brett was a communicant of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Woodsville, and was a former member of the Ryegate Volunteer Fire Department and the Pine Grove Grange #298 of Bath, NH. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and outdoor activities. He loved working with animals and helping his father around his farm in Bath. He participated in the Special Olympics and won two gold medals at Smuggler s Notch. He assisted his brother, Alex for several years with his race team at Bear Ridge Speedway, and participated in tractor pulls at the North Haverhill Fair. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Theresa Sutherland; his parents, Alexander and Isabelle Sutherland of Bath; his brother, Alexander Sutherland III and wife Jean of Benton, NH; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. A funeral Mass will be held Monday, January 19, 2009, at 11AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, with Father Daniel J. Sinibaldi, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics of New Hampshire, PO Box 4755, Manchester, NH 03108, or to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701-4688.
, 66, died following her courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig s Disease), on Friday, January 16, 2009 at her home, surrounded by her family. Carolyn was born in St. Johnsbury, VT, on December 1, 1942, to Harold James and Madeline Beryl (Steele) Moore and was a 1960 graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy. She married Robert James Brock on May 4, 1963. Carolyn worked as a secretary for Charles Millar Plumbing Wholesalers in St. Johnsbury, and later assisted her husband in the business at Thomas Pharmacy in Wells River. Carolyn was a member of the Congregational Church of Wells River UCC and had recently served as the financial secretary. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother. She spent time attending her grandchildren s games and providing a safe environment for her children and grandchildren after school. Carolyn had a great fondness for animals, always having dogs and cats, mostly strays. She was predeceased by her parents, Harold and Madeline Moore. Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Robert J. Brock of Wells River; their children, James R. Brock and wife Kristine of Brookline, NH, Jacqueline Jackie Hodge of Newbury, VT, and Dianne Brock of Wells River; seven grandchildren, William, Christian, Matthew, Kaysie, Jaymie, Mikayla, and Michael; one brother, John Steele Moore and wife Christine of Springfield, VA, their son David Moore, and Christine s daughter Catherine Schuetz. Calling hours will be on Monday, January 19, 2009, from 6-8 PM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Tuesday, January 20, at 1 PM, at the Congregational Church of Wells River UCC, with Rev. Betty Ann Abild officiating. Burial will be in the spring in Wells River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your area Humane Society or to the ALS Association Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 250, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104.
, 85, formerly of Woodsville, NH, died on Monday, January 26, 2009, at Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster, NH. He was born in Berlin, NH, September 10, 1923, the son of Charles Roderick and Mary Beatrice (Enman) Ross. He graduated from Berlin High School, Class of 1941. Bob enlisted in the Army / Air Corps in 1943 and received his honorable discharge in 1946. He worked for 32 years as a salesman for Armour Meat Company. Bob moved to Woodsville in the 1950 s from Berlin to be closer to his work. Following his retirement from Armour, he worked for several years at Scrugg s Hardware in Woodsville. He married Jeanette L. Grenier in October 1979. Bob was a member of the Ross-Wood American Legion Post #20, Woodsville and a member of the First Baptist Church, Groton, VT. In 2006 Bob moved to Whitefield. He was predeceased by his wife of 18 years, Jeanette L. Ross on March 10, 1997 and a brother Charles Elden Ross. Survivors include his step daughter, Fonda Beard of Lincoln, NH; 2 step grandchildren; Nichola Somers and Timothy Tewksbury, 4 step great grandchildren Barrie Jr. and Austin Long, Jasmine and Cayden Tewksbury, and 3 nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Saturday, January 31, at 1 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Pastor Dennis Walton from the First Baptist Church, Groton, VT officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Swiftwater Road, Woodsville in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Weeks Medical Center, C/O Dialysis Unit, 173 Middle Street, Lancaster, NH, 03584.
, a lifelong resident of Bath, died peacefully at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH on January 28, 2009, departing a well-lived life that spanned more than a century. Born September 17. 1903, she was the only child of Benjamin Stymest and Desdemona Bailey Stymest. Doris was a graduate of Bath High School. While still a teenager, she worked in Bath s brick store, owned by her father and, at that time, known as The Stymest Company. She married Harry D. Whitcomb of Bath. After the death of her father in 1931, she and her husband ran the store until their retirement in 1962. Harry passed away in 1965. She enjoyed every aspect of working in the store and serving her community. Doris served on the town Planning Board and was involved in the organization of the town s bicentennial celebration in 1965. She was a contributor to the 1965 town history, Historical Notes of Bath. Later, Doris enjoyed participating in the Bath Congregational Church s annual sale of homebaked treats and handicrafts to the busloads of fall foliage tourists. A woman of many interests, Doris was an excellent pianist and homemaker, often using her knitting and sewing skills, to the delight of her family. She always enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and time spent with her grandchildren. In her last years, Doris especially enjoyed sitting on the back porch on summer days with her cat, Tipper, while she solved her crosswords or chatted with visitors. Doris is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Fenno of Montpelier, VT and Carol Smith of Bath; three granddaughters, Shelley Fenno Quinn and husband Charles of Columbus, OH, Lynn Fenno Maxwell and husband John of Exeter, NH, and Gwen L. Fenno of Essex Junction, VT; three great grandchildren, David, Alison and Roslyn Maxwell; and one great great grandchild, Charlotte E. Clay. A service is being planned for later in the spring with date and time to be announced. Burial will be in the Bath Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bath Congregational Church, c/o Mr. Everett Russ, Pettyboro Road, Bath, NH 03740, or to the charity of one s choice.
South Ryegate, VT -
Addie Mae (Carpenter) Darling
, 88, died February 1, 2009, at Cottage Hospital Woodsville, NH, after a brief illness. Born in Woodsville on July 29, 1920, she was the daughter of Henry C. and Florence (Blair) Carpenter. She graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1938 and continued her education at beauty school in Boston. Addie married her one true love, Newton Hall Newtie Darling, of Groton, VT, on June 28, 1947 and they spent over 46 years together before God took him home. Addie loved to do crafts and left many items to be cherished. She also enjoyed yard sales, craft shows, and running the roads. Gram loved nothing more than her family and friends. Her door was always open to friends for sliding, pizza and sugar-on-snow parties, sleepovers and hayrides for up to 50 children at a time. She was well-loved by many and will be deeply missed. Addie was predeceased by her husband Newtie Darling on December 19, 1993; a daughter, Diane Darling on October 3, 1970; her two sons, Gary Darling on December 11, 1991 and David N. Darling, Sr. on December 24, 2007; two grandchildren; and a sister, Mildred Makin on August 23, 1994. She is survived by two daughters, Brenda Emerson of South Ryegate, VT and Bonnie Bound of Wolcott, VT; 23 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; one sister, Lillian Whalen of Woodsville; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A memorial service in celebration of her life will be Sunday, February 15, 2009 at 2 PM at the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. M. Catherine Cook, officiating. Burial will be on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at noon in Groton Village Cemetery.
, 98, died February 2, 2009 at the Canterbury Inn, St. Johnsbury, VT, where she has resided since 2001. She was born in Waterford, VT, September 19, 1910 a daughter of Nelson and Ila (Remick) Joslin. Edna was a longtime East Ryegate resident and had previously worked for 30 years as a finisher at the former Ryegate Paper Mill, retiring in 1972. She was a life member of Corinthian Chapter Order of the Eastern Star of Wells River. Edna married Clement R. Blood in May 1928 and he predeceased her in 1974. She was also predeceased by two daughters Winona Underwood in 1980, Ellen Hartshorn in 1998, a son Arnold C. Blood in 1987, a grandson Lendall Hartshorn in 2008, and a brother Bernard A. Joslin in 2006. Survivors include two daughters Elizabeth B. Williams of Durham, NH, and Janice Slayton Guillemette of Woodsville, NH; 17 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, a sister Ora Pike of Stowe, VT, a brother Wayne Heywood of St. Johnsbury, VT, and several nieces nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on May 2, 2009, at 11 AM in the Riverside Cemetery, Waterford, VT. Memorial contributions can be made to the Canterbury Inn, 46 Cherry Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 53, died on Thursday, February 5, 2009, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH, from complications of injuries received from an auto accident that occurred on November 30, 2008. She was born in New York, NY, May 19, 1955, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Wyckoff) Beattie. The number one priority in Janet s life was her faith in God and her love of Jesus Christ, her personal Lord and Savior. Janet worked as an administrator for Revival Connections in Hartford, VT. Janet married John A. Klark on September 25, 1998. She enjoyed the outdoors, hiking, skiing, swimming, and bicycling. Janet had enjoyed traveling with her husband John, director of the Christian Harness Horsemen s Association. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Elizabeth Beattie. Survivors include her husband of 10 years, John A. Klark of Newbury, VT; three children, Ben Cadreact of Aurora, CO and his son, Ethan of Minnesota, Jake Cadreact and his wife, Amanda and their son, Xabian of Aurora, CO, and Gabe Cadreact of Newbury, VT; two step children, Scott Klark and his wife, Margie and their daughters, Lilli and Leah of West Danville, VT and Lori Maxim and her husband, Eric and their children, Mya and Kolby of China, ME; and a sister, Rebecca Beattie of Orange, CA. There will be no calling hours. A celebration of Janet s life will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2009, at her home with a time to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Janet W. Klark College Scholarship Fund, C/O Christian Harness Horsemen s Association, 1846 Ross Road, Sunbury, OH, 43074.
, 73, died on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. He was born in Bloomfield, VT, May 13, 1935, the son of Edgar and Mildred Alice (Rowell) Bunnell. He worked in the construction and logging industry as a heavy equipment operator. He is survived by his children; a brother, William Bunnell of Monroe, NH; and a sister, June Mitchell of Concord Corner, VT. At Mr. Bunnell s request there will be no public services.
, 79, died February 14, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Concord, NH, November 23, 1929, the son of Charles R. and Lena F. (Huckins) Foote. He served in the U.S. Air Force, 7350th Base Complement Squadron from November 26, 1946 until his discharge on January 18, 1952. Bob married Maureen E. Prusia on April 11, 1952. Bob worked most of his life as a printer for many printing companies in the area, including Steinhauer Printers in Lunenburg, VT, Equity Publishing in Orford, NH and Harrison Printers in Sugar Hill, NH. He retired from the White River Junction Post Office. He was a member VFW Post # 5245 of North Haverhill, American Legion Ross-Wood Post # 20 of Woodsville, and was 32nd degree member of the Grafton-Kane Lodge # 46 F&AM of North Haverhill. He was a member of the Bethany Congregational Church, Canaan Lions Club, and a former member of the Haverhill School Board. He was predeceased by his sister, Grace E. McAuly. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Maureen of Pike; daughter Kelly L. Holmes and husband Robert of Canaan, NH; three grandsons Robert E. Holmes, III, John G. Holmes, and David J. Holmes; two step grandchildren, Christopher Holmes and Carl Holmes; two great grandchildren, Kaitlyn Holmes and Aly Holmes. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Thursday, February 19, at 3 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH with Rev. Jane Wilson, pastor of Bethany Congregational Church, Pike officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire, 109 North State Street, Suite # 2, Concord, NH 03301
, 78, of Chase Road, died February 14, 2009 at Hanover Terrace Healthcare. She was born in Orange, NH, January 22, 1931, a daughter of Walter Howard and Alice (Eastman) Dimond. Mrs. Chase was predeceased by her husband Leon Chase in March 1991. Mrs. Chase was a member of the Warren United Methodist Church. She loved cooking and farming, and had a tremendous love for all her family. She enjoyed bird watching from her window, her flowers, and her cat, Zach. Edna will be remembered for her generous loving personality. Survivors include three daughters, Judy Ramsey and husband Tom of Warren, Nancy Simmons of Pike, NH, and Ruth Keniston of Roanoke,VA; a son Alan Dimond of Warren; nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren; two sisters, Jennie Sousa of Canaan, and Esther Chase of Lebanon; a brother Arthur Dimond of Canaan; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside memorial service will be on May 18 at 2 PM, in Orange Cemetery, Orange, NH. Pastor David Borchers of the Lochmere, NH Baptist Church will officiate.
, 84, of Powder Spring Road, died February 24, 2009 at The Pines in Lyndonville,VT. Evelyn was born in Cambridge, MA, on May 30, 1924, to Arnold and Mary (Martin) Pynn. She completed her three year nurse s training at Widden Memorial Hospital in Everett, MA and became a Registered Nurse on September 25, 1945. During World War II, she was a member of The Cadet Nurses Corps. On August 30, 1946, she married M. Ross McLeod. They moved to Groton in 1966. Evelyn was a member of the Groton United Methodist Church, was active in the United Methodist Women, serving as treasurer for many years, sang in the choir, and was leader of the sewing and handicraft group which made items to be sold at church fairs and suppers. A natural caregiver, Evelyn compassionately cared for her daughter, Joyce, as-well-as her mother, Mary, and mother-in-law, Ethel McLeod, for many years. She was predeceased by her parents Arnold and Mary Pynn; two sisters, Annie Grace Pynn and Irene Powers; and a brother Chester Pynn. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, M. Ross McLeod; their daughter, Joyce McLeod of Lyndonville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins in the United States and Canada. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2009, at 11 AM, at the Groton United Methodist Church with Pastor Candace Ricker, officiating. Burial will be in Groton Village Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Vermont Affiliate, 77 Hegeman Avenue, Colchester, VT 05446.
, 91, of Pavilion Lane, died February 26, 2009, at The Pines in Lyndonville, VT. She was born on October 14, 1917, in Detroit, MI, to Frank and Ruth (Raymond) Parker. She was married to Frank Granger on June 29, 1943, in Montreal. Together they owned Granger s Pavilion, a dance pavilion on Harvey s Lake in West Barnet. Kay served as a 50 year member of the Diamond Chapter No. 14 Order of the Eastern Star of Danville, VT and was a member of the Rebekah s . She volunteered with the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Auxiliary in St. Johnsbury and with the West Barnet Women s Fellowship. Kay was predeceased by her husband Frank Granger on April 1, 2000; by one sister Betty (Parker) Chinberg; and two brothers Frank and Donald Parker. She is survived by her daughter Kathy Highland of Uxbridge, MA; her son John Granger and wife Donna of Wetumpka, AL; grandchildren Debbie Johnson and husband Kevin of Wetumpka, Garrett Highland of Uxbridge, and Gregge Highland of South Boston, MA; great grandchildren Taylor, Hunter, and William Johnson of Wetumpka; brother-in-law Charles Chinberg of Napa, CA; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Private burial in Peacham Village Cemetery will also be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Barnet Fire and Rescue; PO Box 119, Barnet, VT 05821.
, 91, of Fish Pond Road, died on Thursday, February 26, 2009, at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. He was born in Newton, MA, May 18, 1917, the son of Louis and Lena (Antenen) Remond. Paul was married to Ebon Gloria Swenson on June 3, 1945. He was an electrical engineer draftsman for many years with the Raytheon Corporation in Massachusetts, retiring in 1982. He was on a development team during World War II for the early development of the radar system and for microwave ovens. Following retirement they moved from Harvard, MA to Newbury. He was a member of the Woodsville Senior Bowling League. He has also enjoyed senior meals and activities at the Horse Meadow Senior Center in North Haverhill. Paul has enjoyed reading, stamp collecting, and H. O. model trains. With his wife Ebon, he spent countless hours driving the back roads of Vermont, enjoying the picturesque scenery, farms, and mountains. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Ebon G. Remond on May 16, 2004. Survivors include his son, Geoffrey P. Remond of Newbury, VT; his daughter, Ebon L. McCullough of New Ipswich, NH; 2 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. At Paul s request there will be no calling hours or services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Horse Meadow Senior Center, 91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill, NH, 03774.
North Haverhill, NH -
Pauline (Smith) Johnson
, 95, died March 3, 2009 at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. She was born in East Haverhill, NH on May 11, 1913, a daughter of Everett H. and Mamie (Elliott) Smith. Polly was a registered nurse and for several years worked at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth, NH, and Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, where she served as the Director of Nursing. She was a 1st Lieutenant in the U. S. Army Nurse Corps, from April 9, 1945 until her discharge on October 9, 1947, serving at Letterman General Hospital in San Francisco. She also did private duty nursing in Warren, NH. Polly was a member of the North Haverhill United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She married Elmore P. Johnson on October 18, 1986, and he predeceased her on March 16, 2006. She was also predeceased by a sister Natalie Smith, and two brothers Neil and Laurence Hap Smith. Survivors include a brother Erville H. Smith of Concord, NH; three step children Patricia L. Chase, Barbara J. MacNamee, and Peter E. Johnson, all of Lebanon, NH; several grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Thursday, May 28, at 1 PM in the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Pastor Susan Ellery of the North Haverhill United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Horsemeadow Cemetery, North Haverhill. Memorial contributions can be made to Cottage Hospital, P.O. Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785 or to the North Haverhill United Methodist Church, c/o Pastor Susan Ellery, 11 Maple Street, Woodsville, NH 03785.
North Haverhill, NH -
Harvey R. Colby, Jr.
77, died on Thursday March 5, 2009, at the Grafton County Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born in Morrisville, VT, September 13, 1931, the son of Harvey R. and Marion (Knights) Colby, Sr. Harvey was a self employed logger in the area for many years. He was predeceased by three sisters Barbara Touchett, Pauline Sargent, and Shirley Touchett. Survivors include his daughter, Donna L. Bishop and husband Mike of North Haverhill, NH; three sons, John R. Colby and wife Carol of Salem, NH, Tony W. Colby and wife Kuk of San Antonio, TX, and Teague, Korea, and Brent E. Colby, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, two sisters, Norma Rogers of Rutland, VT, and Brenda Burleson of Dayton, OH, several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. Private burial services will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring at Horsemeadow Cemetery, North Haverhill, NH In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Huntington s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018
North Haverhill, NH -
Stanley Frederick Stub Fadden, Jr.
, 75, of Dartmouth College Highway, died March 11, 2009 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in North Haverhill, NH, on October 19, 1933, a son of Stanley F. and Edna Marion (Keith) Fadden, Sr. He attended schools in Haverhill and Woodsville, NH. Stanley married Charlotte Benzie on October 18, 1952. Stub worked on farms in Vermont and New Hampshire and also painted houses in New Jersey. In 1951 he went to work for Clinton Slim Hazlett at Slims Service Center in North Haverhill, as a mechanic. He worked there until January 1, 1957, when he rented a garage from Finlay and Helen Sleeper, starting his own business as Stub s Service Station, later changing the name to Fadden Automotive, Inc. He worked long hours and enjoyed it. He was a member of the Pink Granite Grange in North Haverhill, Grafton Kane Lodge #46 F+ AM, Connecticut River Valley Cruisers, and was an Incorporator of the Wells River Savings Bank. He was a former member of the North Haverhill Volunteer Fire Department and served as Chief from 1969 to 1975, was a Forest Fire Warden, and North Haverhill Precinct Commissioner. Stub s racing career spanned four decades. His racing highlights included being a multi-time Track Champion at Thunder Road, Barre, VT and Catamount Stadium, Milton, VT, being Track Champion in 1980 at Mount Laurier, Quebec, two-time winner of Vermont s prestigious Vermont Milk Bowl at Thunder Road, winner of the first ever Molson Bash at Thunder Road, and Triple Crown winner of the NASCAR North 250, held in Nelles Corner, Ontario. Stub won the New England 200 and New England 300 held at Catamount Stadium, the Don McTavish Award in 1976 and the NASCAR North Tour Sportsmanship Award in 1968, 1981, and 1990. Over his career he won over 230 short track events before moving to the Nascar Touring Series. Stub had 13 wins over 200 starts in NASCAR events. Stub was also very proud helping three of his grandsons in their own racing careers, Michael Olsen, Todd Aldrich, and Travis Fadden. Stub and his grandson, Mike Olsen are the only Grandfather/Grandson Team in NASCAR history. Stub retired from full time racing in 1998. He participated in special events in 2001 and 2003. Stub was inducted into the New England Auto Racers Hall of Fame, February 2, 2003. Everyone will remember the legendary # 16 going around the track. He was happy when working, helping others, and building and racing stock cars. Stub enjoyed family, friends old and new, and all generations. He was particularly fond of his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley F. Fadden, Sr. on Jan. 27, 1985, Edna M. Fadden on December 17, 1990, a sister, Madelyn and a brother, Arnold Joe Fadden. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Charlotte (Benzie) Fadden, their children, Charlene H. Aldrich and husband John C., and Alvin S. Fadden and wife Diana, all of North Haverhill; six grandchildren, Michael Olsen and wife Vicki, of North Haverhill, Heather Rochefort and husband David of Littleton, NH, Amy Kopp and husband Keith of Lancaster, NH, Todd Aldrich and wife Maryanne of North Haverhill, Travis and Abby Fadden of North Haverhill, NH; three great granddaughters, Elizabeth and Anna Rochefort and Emily Kopp; four great grandsons, Ryan and Garrett Olsen, Matthew Kopp and Samuel Aldrich; two sisters, Marie Lovell and husband John of Maidstone, VT, and Eleanor Sue and husband Theodore Ted Lang of North Haverhill; a brother, Richard Fadden of North Haverhill; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A Masonic Service will be conducted by Grafton Kane Lodge #46 F+AM on Sunday, March 15, at 1:30 PM with public calling hours following on Sunday, March 15, from 2 to 5 PM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. The funeral service will be on Monday, March 16, at 1 PM, at the North Haverhill United Methodist Church, 2900 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH, with Pastor Susan Ellery officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Norris Cotton Cancer Center, C/O Hematology and Oncology Department, One Medical Drive, Lebanon, NH, 03756-0001, North Country Home Health and Hospice Agency, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH, 03561 or to the North Haverhill Volunteer Fire Department, C/O Thomas Mayo, P.O. Box 429, North Haverhill, NH, 03774
, 91, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2009. She was born on April 13, 1917, in Burlington, VT, the daughter of Paul and Fanny Wright Whittemore. She attended Burlington public schools, graduated form Burlington High School and graduated from Green Mountain College, Class of 1937. After college Miriam worked for the University of Vermont Extension Service in Burlington. It was there that she met Ralph Evans, a DHIA milk inspector and student. She and Ralph married in Groton in November 1941. Over the next several years they lived in Randolph, farmed in Westford, VT and lived in Orono, ME where Ralph studied and taught. In 1950, Miriam and Ralph moved to Beverly, MA where Ralph managed the H.P. Hood Demonstration Farm at Cherry Hill. They continued at Cherry Hill for the next 17 years. During that time Miriam was very active with the North Beverly Second Congregational Church and in a variety of community outreach programs. In 1965, Ralph accepted a teaching position at Vermont Technical College and he and Miriam moved back to Randolph where they remained until retirement. During that time Miriam volunteered at Gifford Hospital, at Randolph Elementary School and she taught sewing to local 4-H clubs. Miriam was a very talented crafts person and seamstress and she showed great skill at traditional rug hooking. In 1978, Ralph and Miriam retired to Peacham Pond Road in Marshfield. Miriam was predeceased by her special brother Winston and her loving husband Ralph. She is survived by her daughter Gail and her husband George of Marshfield, her son Gary and his wife Susan of Danvers, MA; by four grandchildren including Jessica Evans of Danvers, MA, Betsy Evans of Ipswich, MA, Joseph Evans and his wife Noelle of Mineola, NY, Alex Africa of Marshfield, VT; by two great grandchildren, Nora and Cash; by a very special sister in law, Connie Whittemore, and by several very special and well thought of nieces, nephews, and friends. Funeral services will be conducted May 22, 2009, at 3PM at South Ryegate Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. M. Catherine Cook officiating. Memorial contributions in Miriam s memory may be made to the Central Vermont Humane Society, PO Box 687, Montpelier, VT 05601-0687.
, Sr. 81, of Lummoxville Road, died March 15, 2009, at his residence. He was born in Warren, NH, January 24, 1928 the son of Bert and Bertha May (Wallace) Hanson. Hiram remembered the Depression and how he ate hedgehog meat for supper when he was about 8 years old. He remembered the pink snow here, from the Dust Bowl days, when top soil from the West was blown here from across the country. He grew up in Haverhill and married a local girl. She was 16 and he was 22. He raised his family of 6 children, who got to help him with his acre garden to supplement the meals. As children, they were taken to local races in Bradford, Waterford, and Barre, VT. He loved the races! As adults, his children Wendy and Curt took him to the race tracks in Groveton and North Woodstock. In the 70 s to mid 2008 he enjoyed using his CB to chat with friends and to report the daily weather to his CB friends. He kept the temperature, snow, and rainfall amounts for most of those years, from all who could reach him over the air. In spring and summer months, for many years, he was an avid old bottle digger, he had a huge collection. Some were pretty and very interesting and some were local to the area. Hiram always loved cats. They followed him like a puppy dog. He weeded his huge garden at night, after a full day at work, and his cat would go up and down the rows with him, sometimes sitting on his back as he was bent down to pull the weeds. He hated weeds in the garden as much as he loved his cats! His children all remember the local to NH fall foliage rides they took up north, to show them the beginning of the Connecticut River at the Connecticut Lakes and the northern forest; or they went to see the sights around the Old Man of the Mountains, making a whole day of it. As the children married and had children of their own, there were sometimes 5 to 6 cars in a convoy on these trips. They visited other places also even into VT and NY in later years. They remember him working hard all his life and installing his work ethic to all of them to show up on time, work your best, and pay your bills, but most of all he taught them to love their families, which he did until the end. He married Julia Arlene Boutin on June 30, 1950 and she predeceased him on February 17, 1985. He was also predeceased by two brothers Wesley and Everett Elliott. Survivors include four daughters Rose Hanson of Haverhill, Rebecca Freudenberg and husband Andy of North Haverhill, Mary Baillargeon and husband David of Haverhill, and Wendy Marsh and husband Dan of North Haverhill; two sons Hiram Butch Hanson and wife Bonnie, and Curtis Hanson and wife Mary both of Haverhill; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. At Mr. Hanson s request there will be no public service.
, 88, died at the Lafayette Center in Franconia, NH on March 16, 2009. Carolyn was born on December 6, 1920, in Haverhill, NH, to Everett Fowler and Dorothy M. (Meader) Sawyer. She was a graduate of Haverhill Academy. Carolyn worked as a Registered Nurse and Operating Room Supervisor at Littleton Hospital. She also served in the Army Nurse Corp during World War II. She was predeceased by her husband, William H. Grass, Jr. on April 11, 1978, and by three brothers, Tink, Clifford, and Richard Sawyer. She is survived by her daughter Norma Jean Grass McLean and husband Hugh of Sugar Hill; her grandson Aaron McLean who is serving with the US Army 82nd Airborne in Iraq; her granddaughter Molly McLean of Sugar Hill; her son Everett S. Grass of Spencer, MA; two brothers, Everett Sawyer of North Haverhill, NH and Merrill Sawyer of Bath, NH; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be on May 16, 2009, at 10AM in Horse Meadow Cemetery, North Haverhill with a reception for family and friends at 1 PM at the McLean residence, Main Street, Sugar Hill.
died peacefully at his home Monday March 16, 2009. He was born September 28, 1930, the son of Henry and Arlene (Williams) Stuart of Concord, VT. He attended school in Kirby Vermont. His family later moved to Cabot, VT where he established his own milk route. On December 5, 1953, he married Arlene Royston; four days later, December 9, 1953, he left to serve in the Korean conflict. He returned home on November 26, 1955 and together with his wife Arlene, they purchased the Royston Farm in Barnet, Vermont; the family worked this farm for 30 years. Desmond and Arlene moved to Monroe, New Hampshire in 1985. Desmond started his own business, Big D Trucking. He was predeceased by his parents, Henry and Arlene Stuart, brothers Claude and John Stuart two sisters Florence Stuart Ward and Cora Stuart Jones. Survivors include his wife, Arlene, of 55 years, two daughters Cheryl Stuart Stahler and friend Steve MacDonald of Waterford, and Marion Stuart Classen of St. Johnsbury and friend Doug Cross, and grandchildren Lindsey and Justin Stahler , and Benjamin and Meredith Classen, and Benjamin s fianc e Lindsey Palmieri, and Benjamin s daughter Jenna Marie. He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers Evelyn Hastings of Danville, Ethel Lunnie of Concord, Reginald Stuart of Waterford, Henry Stuart and wife Millie of Concord, and Elaine Merchand and husband Ray of North Monroe, one brother-in-law, Kenneth Ward of Danville, and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Desmond enjoyed his long life of working hard; and in his later years he enjoyed snailing around, visiting with friends, neighbors, and family and seeing the wildlife. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed talking with people and learning about the latest transactions in the county. He was particularly fond of his family including his two daughters (Marion and Cheryl), four grandchildren (Lindsey and Justin, and Benjamin and Meredith) and great grandchild, Jenna Marie. The family acknowledges and appreciates the thoughtfulness of Mike Classen, Howie Stahler, Melvin Hale, April and Russell Brown, and Gloria and Jim Carr. Calling hours will be held at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, New Hampshire on Thursday, March 19, 2009 from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 20 at 11 AM at Ricker Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Donald Thomas, officiating. Later in the spring there will a private family committal graveside service. Contributions in Desmond s memory may be donated to Monroe Fast Squad in care of Bob Regis, 233 Stanton Road, Monroe, New Hampshire 03771.
, 87, died on Sunday, March 29, 2009 at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. She was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, October 25, 1921, the daughter of Harold and Laura (Laleme) Huntington. Her family moved to Fairlee, VT when she was four years old. She attended local schools in Fairlee and later in Orford, NH where her parents purchased a home. Ruth Marie attended and graduated from Mount Saint Mary High School in Burlington, VT and entered the De Gosbrian Hospital as a nursing student. During World War II, she entered the U.S. Army Nurses Corps. She trained on maneuvers in Louisiana and was sent overseas February 21, 1944 with Evac. Hospital #96-45 following the troops through the Battle of Normandy, Northern France, Southern France and Rhineland Germany. She attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Decorations and citations included the World War II Victory Medal. She received an Honorable Discharge after the war. Settling first in New Jersey where she married Joseph Brady, Mrs. Brady returned to New Hampshire with her son Russell in the early 1960 s. After nearly 30 years as a registered nurse in obstetrics and the newborn nursery at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, she retired in 1990. She was a member of the American Legion Post No. 20 in Bradford, VT and the VFW Post No. 5245 in North Haverhill, NH and was a communicant of Saint Joseph s Roman Catholic Church in Woodsville. She enjoyed gardening, walking, and cooking. She was predeceased by a brother, Russell C. Huntington in February 2000. Survivors include a son, Russell Brady of Haverhill, NH; a brother, Larry Huntington and wife Jackie of North Haverhill, NH; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, from 6 to 8 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, April 2, at 11 AM, at the Saint Joseph s Roman Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH, with father Daniel J. Sinibaldi officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH, 03785; Woodsville Ambulance Service, PO Box 101, Woodsville, NH, 03785; Saint Joseph s Roman Catholic Church, 21 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH, 03785; or David s House, 461 Mount Support Road, PO Box 660, Lebanon, NH, 03766-0660.
, 59, of Pleasant View Park, died on Friday, April 3, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Haverhill, NH, August 25, 1949, the son of James H. and Verna (Brown) Barber. He was a graduate of Haverhill Academy, Class of 1967. Tom served with the U.S. Navy from June 4, 1968 to April 28, 1972 and was stationed aboard the USS Independence. Tom had worked for the NH Liquor Commission in the Lisbon, NH store and later transferred to Littleton, NH. He also worked at Blackmount Equipment in North Haverhill for a short time, before going to work at the Glencliff Home for the Elderly. He retired in early 2007, after working there for 20 years. He enjoyed bowling, golf, NASCAR, sugaring, and playing cribbage. He was predeceased by his father, James Barber on February 7, 2003 and a brother, Stephan Barber on February 16, 2008. Survivors include his mother, Verna (Brown) Barber of Haverhill, NH; a sister, Cheryl Barnes of Concord, NH; and three nieces and one nephew. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at 2 PM, at the Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one s choice.