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, 72, of Whitefield Road, died Sunday morning December 30, 2012, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon.
Jeanette was born in Colebrook, NH on August 29, 1940. She was the daughter of Reginald and Gladys (Haynes) Stevens.
For most of her lifetime she was a resident of the North Country and was employed for many years as a stitcher. At one time she was employed at Connors and Hoffmans in Littleton and for many years she worked for Quality Control in St. Johnsbury. She also enjoyed stitching at home and enjoyed crocheting and making dolls. Jeanette loved being outdoors and having cookouts with her family. Spending time with family brought her the greatest enjoyment.
Surviving family members include a daughter Sharon White of Lancaster; two sons, Stephen Farrow of Dalton, Scott Dresser of Summerville, SC; 13 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; a sister Harriet Sheehan of Concord, VT; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Clyde Noyes II.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday evening January 2, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A prayer service will conclude the evening at 7:45 PM. Rev. Clifford Vendt, pastor of the Community Baptist Church in Whitefield, will officiate. Burial will be in the spring in Cushman Cemetery, Dalton.
, 91, died very peacefully on December 28, 2012 at the Harris Hill Center in Concord, NH where she had been a resident and tenderly cared for, for nearly 2 years. Her granddaughter, Christine Quigley, was immediately by her side.
Harriet was born at home at 59 Bunker Hill Street in Lancaster on September 4, 1921 the youngest of six children of Harlan T. and Hattie (Stone) Connary. Harriet lost her father when she was only 4 years old, but lovingly cared for her mother who passed away in 1980 at the age of 101. Harriet was also predeceased by her three brothers, Mervin Connary, Merlin Connary, Mason Connary, and two sisters, Harleen Connary Wilkinson and Henryetta Connary Kay. Harriett was her mother’s namesake and continued to live in the homestead where she was born most of her life.
Harriet graduated valedictorian of Lancaster Academy class of 1939. For a year she attended business school in Connecticut.
On December 19, 1940, she married Charles T. Allin, Jr. They were together for 70 years until his death on December 29, 2010. They had two children, Bruce who died in 1982, and Charlotte.
Since 1957 Harriet and her family spent summers at their camp on Maidstone Lake, which came to be known as “Allin’s Alley”. She enjoyed baking, knitting and sewing, making her daughter’s wedding dress in 1966.
Harriet worked for 25 years for the U.S. Government, including the draft board in the 1940’s, and later for the Department of Agriculture as office manager of the ASCS office in Lancaster. She was also a member of the Lancaster Congregational Church.
Harriet’s greatest pleasure in life was being “Nana” to her family. She devoted her life to her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, never forgetting a birthday and always lending a helping hand and giving them all the love and support she had.
Left behind are Harriet’s daughter, Charlotte Naves and her husband Allen of Jefferson, grandchildren Rebecca Oleson of North Conway, her children Jessie Couture of North Conway and son Benjamin Couture of Portsmouth, NH; Tracy Quigley and her children Jaymi Foster and Nickolas Foster of Lancaster and Jefferson; and Christine Quigley, husband Ned and three daughters Charlotte, Eileen and Tula of Manchester.
Harriet also leaves behind her daughter-in-law Barbara Samson Allin of Fayetteville, NC; grandchildren Brian Allin, wife Katy and sons Luke and Bruce now living in Italy; Robin Allin Hix and sons Kayne, Spencer and Tanner of Fayetteville, NC; Kevin Allin of New Bern, NC; and Gregg Allin, wife Cheryl and children Hannah and Nathan of Raeford, NC.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lou Leaver Memorial Fund, Inc., Colonel Town Recreation Department, and P.O. Box 110, Lancaster, NH 03584 or the Carol Stoughton Scholarship Trust Fund, P.O. Box 284, Lancaster, NH 03584
, 79, died December 27, 2012 at his home. He was born in Littleton, June 4, 1933, the son of Harold “Bill” and Isabel (Nute) Ross.
Mr. Ross worked most of his adult life for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation., beginning in 1951 as a member of a survey crew. He was called to military service in 1953.
After serving with the U.S. Army in Korea, he earned a degree in civil engineering at University of New Hampshire before returning to work with the D.O.T.
In 1968 he moved his family to Whitefield and assumed the duties of District Engineer, District One, with headquarters at Lancaster. He held that position until retirement in 1997.
He was a Master Mason, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, The American Legion, The National Rifle Association and several conservative organizations. As a member and past commander of the American Legion, he and his wife operated the Whitfield Legion’s youth baseball program for many years.
He enjoyed his family, his friends, people, his dog Piper, his piece of “God’s green garden” and his John Deere tractor. He also took pleasure in driving folks as a volunteer for the Caleb Interfaith Caregivers.
He was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Barbara (Richardson) Ross in 2006.
Mr. Ross is survived by his companion, Diane Barber of Bradford, VT; three sons Matthew S. Ross of Concord, Mark S. Ross of Mt. Juliet, TN., and John B. Ross, Jr. of Whitefield; a daughter Brenda J. Ross of Lancaster; a brother Ralph D. Ross of Littleton; four sisters, Nancy J. Stearns of Gilmanton, Mary Ann Foley of Gilford, and Terry Dee Atwood of Lincoln; seven grandchildren, a great grandson and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre deceased by a sister Judith Bagley of Alton.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be made in his memory to Caleb Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers, 38 King’s Square, Whitefield, NH 03598
, 84, of Guildhall Village, Guildhall, Vermont, died on Christmas morning, December 25, 2012, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, surrounded by her family. She had been a resident of Guildhall since 1988.
Everdene was born on July 19, 1928, in Canaan, Vermont, a daughter of George and Hattie (Ellingwood) Brown. On April 2, 1948, in Upton, Maine, Everdene married Charles O. Hodgdon, a woodsman from Granby. Five children were born to Charles and Everdene. The family moved to Lancaster from Granby in 1961. Everdene was a stay-at-home mom until her children left home, and after Charles died in 1988 she was
hired as a cook at the Guildhall Elementary School, where she worked for 20 years. The school children referred to her as "Aunt Everdene." They loved her and she loved them. So good at what she did -- the school directors gave her the title of chef. The school children were often heard to say at home: "That's not the way Everdene does it!" Everdene was an avid reader and crossword puzzle addict. She was a kind-hearted and generous person, but stern when circumstances required it.
Mrs. Hodgdon is predeceased by her husband, Charles, and one granddaughter, Heather. She is survived by: one brother, Linwood; her five children: Bonnie, Sonny, Allen, Donna and Terry; and by five grandchildren: Danielle, Shanna, Michael, Max and Jonathan; and six great-grandchildren: Jackson, Bretton, Andrew, Deakon, Joseph and Kayleigh.
Visiting hours will be from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, at Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A funeral service will be held in Granby in the spring.
, 68, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, passed away on December 23, 2012 at Country Village Genesis Eldercare after a short illness. She was born on May 15, 1944 in Whitefield, NH, a daughter to Charles Nelson and Virginia Irene (Pervere) Potter.
Betty was raised in Maidstone and was a housekeeper at the Cabot Motor Inn. She enjoyed walking and visiting with friends. Betty loved her cat, John Wayne and Westerns.
She was predeceased by her parents and a brother Robert Potter. She is survived by her husband of 45 years Kenneth Wright of Lancaster, three sons Donald Wright of Colebrook, John Wright of Columbia, SC, Robert Wright of Elgin, SC, A brother Donald Potter of Colebrook, four sisters Nancy Hughes of Colebrook, Sally Flanders of North Stratford, Elsie Lafoe of North Stratford, Mary Wheeler of Bloomfield and three grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lancaster Community Cupboard 16 Church Street Lancaster, NH 03584 or Lancaster Humane Society, 564 Martin Meadow Pond Road, Lancaster, NH 03584.
of 5 Lost Nation Road in Lancaster passed away unexpectedly at her home on December 18, 2012. Born in Long Beach, California, April 14, 1944, daughter of Grace and Lt. William G. Hawthorne Jr, USN, and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, she adopted New England as her heart’s home during her school years at Mt. Holyoke College, where she majored in classical languages and literature. She lived in Montreal, Quebec, in the late 1960s, where she taught Latin and English at the Weston School, and in Micronesia, where she taught grade school. She earned Master’s degrees from the University of Vermont and the University of Michigan in Greek and Latin. In 1979 she moved with her daughter Sage to Gorham, New Hampshire, where she enjoyed acting with The North Country Players theater group, and later Ann moved to Rindge, NH. Except for another short spell in Massachusetts, she lived the rest of her life in New Hampshire, the last almost 10 years of her life in Lancaster, her best years, so she felt, and her favorite place in the world.
Ann’s most loved and enjoyed activity was working with her team of Suffolk Punch draft horses, Dancer and Hosmer, giving sleigh rides or mowing and doing other jobs in her pasture at Larkrise, as she called her home, or riding behind her team up Pleasant Valley Road, sometimes with her grandsons Simon and Leland by her side, visiting with friends along the way. She regularly participated in work horse activities at Fair Winds Farm in Brattleboro, Northeast Animal Power Field Days in Tunbridge, where she was a contributor to the Women’s Teamster Forum, and elsewhere, “humbly offering her experience as a ‘later in life’ arrival to the passion and realities of working with draft animals,” as a dear teamster friend put it. When she stood and gazed at her big horse Hosmer, and exclaimed “my beautiful boy,” you could see that he was her soul.
She loved the people of the North Country and the life lived here. Among the other causes that she heartily espoused were maintaining the small family farms, sustainable farming, and always “eating local” food, as much as possible from her own garden, and from the farms of friends, and she never missed a visit to the Farmers Market in Lancaster on Saturday morning. She was a very fine cook and an expert pie maker and rightfully very proud of her pie crust. Her pancakes made from her Aunt “Nini” Maytag’s recipe were beyond doubt far and away the lightest and best all her friends and family ever tasted or expect to.
Preceded in death by her grandparents Genette H. Hawthorne and Col. William G. Hawthorne USMC, Retired, and her parents Grace and Lt. William G. Hawthorne, Jr, USN, Ann is survived by her loving husband Peter de Lissovoy of Lancaster, NH, and sons Noah P. de Lissovoy of Austin, TX, and Sandy Blue de Lissovoy of Los Angeles, CA; her precious daughter Sage H. Kennedy, son-in-law Peter M. Kennedy, and grandsons Leland and Simon of East Calais, VT; her beloved aunt Cornelia H. Maytag of Colorado Springs, CO; her dear sister Lorraine Olsen and brother-in-law Val Hendrickson of San Francisco, CA, and her Aunt Madeline Crawford of Newport Beach, CA; and cousins Capt. Robert E. Hawthorne, Jr, USN, Retired, of Knoxville, TN, Garland Johnson of McLean, VA, Hillery H. Graham of Oceanside, CA, and Lynn Maytag, James B. Maytag, Jr, and Nancy Giovanini of Colorado Springs, CO.
Ann came from a Navy family and her father, Lt. William “Budge” Hawthorne, a Navy flier, as well as her uncle Captain Robert E. Hawthorne, USN, Retired, and her grandfather, are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. An interesting discovery while living in Rindge, New Hampshire, was to find a small private cemetery where direct ancestors of Ann’s from the 1700s are buried, including one from Rindge who fought in the American Revolution.
Ann was an editor of fine books by profession and for nearly 20 years, while she lived in Rindge, New Hampshire, she was a senior editor at Harvard University Press. She was an expert and nationally known editor, and always in demand by authors who trusted their books only to Ann. While living in Gorham, NH, Ann began working for Harvard Press as a freelance editor of the Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups, and after that huge project was published to great critical acclaim in 1980, HUP hired her full-time. She edited such notable titles as The Kennedy Tapes, The Black Book of Communism, Facing East from Indian Country, American Empire, Martin Luther: The Christian between God and Death, and many others. A colleague of Ann’s said: “Ann approached life on her own terms. To many who got to know her, she was both an incisive critic and a loyal friend. Her authors, with a few thin-skinned exceptions, admired her take-no-prisoners style of editing.” Ann retired in 2002 but continued freelancing for the Harvard Press and other publishers.
Ann was an avid reader and her favorite place in town was understandably Weeks Memorial Library and hardly a few days ever passed without her visiting Weeks Memorial Library and without a phone call at home that a book she had ordered at the library had kindly been found for her. She was very much at home at Weeks Library and with her friends there. It was a rare trip to town that did not feature a stop to pick up or return books at the Library. Memorial donations in Ann Hawthorne’s memory may be made to Weeks Memorial Library in Lancaster: Weeks Memorial Library
, 73, died at his home Monday morning December 17, 2012, after a recent illness.
Mr. Barney was born in Lancaster on November 27, 1939, the son of Joseph and Rose (Smith) Barney.
Arthur was a long time resident of the North Country and has been a self employed logger for many years. He has also worked in construction and as a mechanic, a carpenter, served in the Nation Guard and at one time was a tree surgeon in Boston.
His many interests included spending time with family, playing cards, hunting and fishing. He enjoyed trips to Fryeburg Fair, Foxwoods Casino and camping in Maine. Travelling to Florida and cross country was also a favorite. He completed his lifelong dream of building his 1929 Ford Roadster Model A hot rod.
Family members include his wife Carolyn F. (Savage) Barney of Lancaster; his children and their families; son Jeff Barney and wife Melody of Groveton, grandchildren Ryan Lynn Jordan and husband Kevin, Justin Barney, wife Steph and great-grandson Jacob; son Brian Barney and wife Melissa of Guildhall, grandson Josh Barney, wife Allison and great-granddaughter Mya Kaiti Barney; daughter Tina McKenzie and husband Richard of Maidstone, grandchildren Tonia, Crystal and Jessica McKenzie; son David Barney of Victory, granchildren Holly and Cameron Barney; and a sister Janette Gilbert of Jefferson. He was predeceased by his parents.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday evening December 20, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A brief prayer service will be held at 8:30 to conclude the evening.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756
, 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Maple Lane Nursing Home with his family by his side.
He was born in Gilead, Maine on March 26, 1928. A son to the late Mr. and Mrs. George and Hazel (Chase) McLain.
Gerald was a 1948 graduate of Gorham High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Gerald was a lifelong paper maker and was employed at the Gilman Paper Mill from 1965 until he retired in 1994.
After retirement he was a delivery man for Sullivan Drug Store in Lancaster until 2004. A job he truly enjoyed.
He was a member of the Sabatis Masonic Lodge #73, Gorham, for over 50 years. He also received honorary membership in other area Masonic Lodges.
Gerald or “Jerry” as he was known by friends and co-workers was a kind hearted, hard working gentleman who always put family and friends before himself. He was always willing to lend a hand and would “give you the shirt of his back.” Gerald enjoyed doing anything outdoors, but most summer evenings he could be found on the local riverbank telling stories, hoping to catch a perch or two.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Nancy McLain, a son, Gibb McLain of Gilman, two daughters, Stacey Carri of Sequatchie, TN and Roxanne McLain of Gilman, two grandchildren, Michelle DuPont of Whitefield, and Jeremiah Lawson and wife Becky of Lunenburg, and five great-grandchildren, Aleah DuPont, Jackson DuPont, Vance DuPont, Griffin Lawson, and Dexter Lawson.
Gerald’s wishes were that there be no calling hours or services. Donations may be made in his memory to the Lunenburg Recreational Committee, PO Box 73, Gilman, VT 05904.
, 93, of Knothole Road, died at his home Monday evening, December 10, 2012.
Mr. Glines was born in Carroll, NH on June 1, 1919, the son of Murray A. and Beatrice Ethel (Hunt) Glines. He was raised in Twin Mountain and was a graduate of Twin Mountain High School and the University of New Hampshire. During World War II he served overseas with the US Army. Upon his return he continued his studies and acquired his Ed.D. from Columbia University.
For over 30 years he was a professor of Mathematics at the University of Bridgeport. He was also actively involved with the sports department and served as the university’s Athletic Director for many years.
In the early 80’s he retired, moved back to North Country and settled in Whitefield. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, cross country skiing and square dancing. He was a former volunteer at Weeks Medical Center and served on the Board of Trustees.
Family members include his wife Anne (Carlisle) Glines of Whitefield; a son Thomas B. Glines Sr. of Fairfield, CT; a daughter-in-law Sarah Halpine of Montpelier; grandchildren Joanne Grosso, Thomas Glines Jr., Gene Glines, Morgan Glines, Aaron Halpine and a great-grandaughter Jamie Grosso. He was predeceased by two sons Kenneth Glines and Eugene Glines.
A graveside service will be held in the Spring at Starr King Cemetery, Jefferson.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be made in his memory to The Morrison, 6 Terrace Street, Whitefield, NH 03598 or Weeks Medical Center, 173 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584 or Northwoods Home Health & Hospice, 278 Main Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.
, 71, passed away on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at Littleton Regional Healthcare. He was born in Lancaster on February 15, 1941 a son to the late Albert Burton and Phyllis (Rogers) Kenison.
Mr. Kenison was a man that enjoyed working hard, his family and cooking.
He was pre deceased by his parents and a daughter Christina Kenison. He is survived by his long time companion Marian Letarte, two sons Mark Kenison, James Kenison, a daughter Denise Kenison, two brothers Dr. John Kenison, Roger Kenison, eight grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
Services with be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lancaster Community Cupboard, 16 Church Street Lancaster, NH 03584
Lancaster - Allvin “Whitey” Lawrence Leonard
, 78, passed away in the comfort of his home on Monday morning, December 3, 2012. He was born in Littleton, NH on January 28, 1934 a son to the late Carl and Rita (Johnson) Leonard.
Mr. Leonard graduated from Littleton High School in 1954 and was a 25 year veteran of the Army National Guard and the Army Reserves retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel. He worked in law enforcement for most of his life. He started his career working for the Littleton Police Department, then the NH State Police and finally as the Chief of Police for the Town of Lancaster, a position that he held for 30 years.
Mr. Leonard was an avid deer hunter, who enjoyed going to hunting camp in Maine. He was a member of the North Star Lodge # 8 F. & A.M. along with both York and Scottish Rites having attained his 33rd degree, the Bektash Shrine, the White Mountain Shrine Club, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Bethlehem Country Club, Lancaster Snow Drifters, Groveton American Legion Post, the Lancaster VFW Men’s Auxiliary and was a past member of the Lancaster Budget Committee. Mr. Leonard is also the Past President of the NH Chiefs of Police Association as well as the Past President of the New England Chiefs of Police Association.
Mr. Leonard is survived by his wife Rosalie (Cooper) Leonard of Lancaster, a son David Leonard of Dalton, a sister Loretta Funk of California, three grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Saturday December 8 from 11to 1 PM at Bailey Funeral Home with a Masonic service being performed at 1 PM.
Burial will be held in the spring in Glenwood Cemetery in Littleton.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made Toys for Tots, P.O. Box 147 Lancaster, NH 03584
passed on unexpectedly Monday, December 3, 2012 at the Morrison Nursing Home, Whitefield.
Mrs. Webb was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on May 8, 1931. She was a graduate of Lowell High School and was proud of the fact that she was the first female majorette playing drums in the band.
She lived in Pelham, NH where she owned and operated Esther’s Variety Store for many years. Later she moved to Lowell, Massachusetts where she owned and operated Frosty Boy. She worked very hard all her life until 2000 when she moved to Lancaster to live with her son Dennis, daughter-in-law Judi, and grandsons Dennis Jr. and Robert.
Ester loved when her family would visit, she loved to cook and she loved animals.
Family members include a daughter Patricia Fisher and husband Larry from Lakeville, Massachusetts; a son Dennis Donnelly and wife Judi of Lancaster; a son Frederick Donnelly of Littleton; a daughter Brenda Cole of Lowell, MA; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Michael DeJoy and James DeJoy of Massachusetts. She was predeceased by her husband Homer Webb of Massachusetts; brothers, Dominic DeJoy, Richard DeJoy and Raymond DeJoy and a sister Louise Hall all of Massachusetts; and a granddaughter from Michigan.
Visiting hours will be held Friday December 7, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A funeral service will follow immediately after at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Rev. Matthew Mason, pastor of the Gate of Heaven Parish will officiate. Burial will follow in Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster.
, 51, a long time resident of the North Country passed away at home on Friday, November 30, 2012. He was born in Dover, Delaware on February 1, 1961 a son to Edwin and Marilyn (Robinson) Ashby.
Paul was pre deceased by his father. He is survived by his mother, two daughters Katharine and Christy Ashby, three sons Dustin Symonds, Liam Carins, Nathan Carins, a brother Scott Ashby and his wife Brenda and their three children Janet Stevens, Jamie Robinson, and Scott Ashby, a sister Lynn Abramovich, and her husband Steve and their two children Amanda Helms, Steve Abramovich, three grandsons Zae Ashby, Liam Carins, and Emerson Carins, a step grandson Khrstian Gorman, two granddaughters, Trinity Carins , Mackenzie Carins, step granddaughter Lauren Gorman and his wife Dolores "Becky" (Gorman) Ashby
Services will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Paul’s memory to American Lung Association National Headquarters 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800. Washington, DC 20004
, 43, died Monday, November 26, 2012 at Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster.
Lisa was born in Meriden, Connecticut on April 4, 1969. She was the daughter of Joseph W. Phillips and Maryanne (McDade) Huskey.
She was raised in Maidstone and has worked various jobs during her lifetime including waitressing. She will be remembered as a kind hearted person who would do anything for family or friend. Her grandson Jeremy was her greatest love and he brought her much enjoyment.
Family members include her daughter Felicia McKearney of Groveton; a grandson Jeremy Benoit; her parents, both of Lancaster; two sisters, Heather Phillips Kenison of Guildhall and Mandi Avery of North Woodstock. Her husband Allen James Cawley Winkley predeceased her on June 22, 2012.
There are no visiting hours. Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Donations may be made in her memory to Toys for Tots, Lancaster VFW, % Rosalie Leonard, PO Box 147, Lancaster, NH 03584
, 88, of South Lunenburg Road, died at his home Tuesday evening November 13, 2012.
Mr. Martin was born in Lancaster on August 15, 1924 the son of Warren and Fannie (Buzzell) Martin.
He was raised in Lancaster and was attending Lancaster High School when he left to serve in the US Navy during World War II. Returning home he completed his high school education and went on to graduate from the University of New Hampshire in 1953. Attaining a degree in engineering he was employed for a time with Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY and later American Optical in Southbridge, MA. Howard enjoyed his vegetable garden and was a member of the Lancaster Historical Society.
Family members include his wife Bernice (Hartlen) Martin of Lunenburg; a son, Michael Martin MD and his wife Eva of South Windsor, CT; four daughters, Ruth Wemple and husband Andrew of Southbridge, MA, Susan Doyle and husband Matthew of Northumberland, Terri Martin of Lunenburg, Lisa Lorange and husband Paul of Southbridge, MA; a daughter-in-law Keitha Martin of Hilton, NY; a brother Victor Martin of Mississippi; a sister Sylvia Curtis of Manchester; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A son Howard Martin predeceased him.
At Howards request there are no visiting hours. Family and close friends are invited to graveside service on Friday, November 23 at 1 PM in Riverside Cemetery in Lunenburg.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 2 Commerce Drive Suite 110 Bedford, New Hampshire 03110
, 81, of 101 Burke St., Nashua, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, 2012, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a lengthy illness.
A resident of Nashua, Beverly was born in Lancaster, N.H., Feb 6, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Harwood P. Osgood and the late Grace (Correll) Osgood. She was the widow of the late Alfred S. Willey Sr. (USCG, RET), who passed away on Dec. 10, 1996.
Beverly will be lovingly remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, as well as one who always “told it like it is.” She was also a lover of all animals, especially her best friend and companion, her late dog Punky.
Beverly is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law; Alfred S. Willey Jr. of Nashua, James P. and Donna Willey of Nashua, and Harwood A. and Faith Willey of Newport News, Va., as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be no local services. Beverly will be laid to rest at the Village Cemetery in Stark, N. H., beside her late husband and many generations of her family, overlooking the covered bridge and her most cherished childhood memories; a fitting place for one of the most loving, humble, and giving Moms to rest in eternal peace. As was her wish, there will be a small, private, family service in the Spring.
As was also her wish, if you’d like to make a donation in her name, please send them to the Humane Society of Nashua.
, 76, passed away on Friday November 2, 2012 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 9, 1936 in East Burke, VT the oldest of eight children of the late David Doolan and Sarah (McHarg) Doolan Norris.
Bill served in the United States Army and was a pioneer in snowmobiling and stock car racing in the North Country. He loved to snowmobile and was a founding member and former president of the Lancaster Snow Drifters as well as the Pit Steward at Riverside Speedway for many years. People would travel from miles around to seek out Bill’s mechanical expertise. He had a tremendous knowledge of people and history of Lancaster and the surrounding communities.
Bill was predeceased by his parents and siblings; Nancy Hamilton, Jim Doolan, Mary Ann Walker and John Doolan. He is survived by his wife Sylvia (Gilcris) Doolan, his children; Sam Doolan his wife Beverly and their children Kyle his wife Lauren, Trevor and Mallory; a daughter Kim Steacie and her husband Stan; a son Mitchell Doolan, his wife Jennifer and their children Madison, Morgan, Sawyer, Kamryn; and a special son Ron St. Germain and his wife Jana and their children Jake and Molly. He is also survived by two sisters Evie Wesson and her husband Dean, Judy Brochu and her husband Bebs; a brother Brian “Dusty” Doolan; a special brother John “Westie” Westover, and several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass on Saturday, November 10 at 11 AM at All Saints Church in Lancaster with the Reverend Matthew Mason presiding.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lancaster Snow Drifters PO Box 566 Lancaster, NH 03584 or Northwood’s Home Health and Hospice, 278 Main St. Lancaster, NH 03584
of Lunenburg died peacefully at his home on Friday November 2, 2012, at the age of 88.
George was born on February 23, 1924 in a Lyndonville maternity home to Fred and Lila (Nichols) Whitehead. He was one of nine children that lived to adulthood. His siblings were Hazel, Helen, Sarah, Joyce, Donald, Minnie, Alan and Betty. Two others died in infancy.
As a child, his family moved often and as a consequence George lived in and attended school in many different towns in the area.
When George graduated from eight grade he went to work for Oscar Wilson on his farm in Lunenburg. He was there for a year doing chores and attending Lancaster Academy. George would say that this was one of his best times as a teenager. There was plenty to eat, warm clothes and he was treated like one of the family.
In July, 1939 his father was in poor health, so George was needed to help out on the family farm in St. Johnsbury. So, at the age of 15, he had to take on the responsibility of providing for his parents and brothers and sisters.
Later, the family moved to a farm in Lyndon. Here he became reacquainted with Harriet Jewell who was teaching in East Lyndon. George and Harriet hit it off and married on March 29, 1944. George and Harriet purchased a farm in Chesterfield Hollow in St. Johnsbury. They moved in in September with no hay in the barn and no wood in the shed. Somehow, the work got don and in October a daughter, Kathleen was born to them.
The lived on this farm for 36 years and four more children were born to them-Sharon, Elwyn, Jeffrey and Christine.
George milked cows but earned a big part of his living by cutting pulp and logs. Maple sugaring was a family adventure. He used horses in all of his work activities.
The farm house burned in the mid 1970’s. Although they rebuilt, they later sold it, and built a new home on land previously owned by Harriett’s family on Colby Road in Lunenburg.
George later worked as a carpenter at 7-E Builders in Danville and later for Whitehead Builders owned by his son Elwyn.
George was pre deceased by his parents and sisters Joyce and Helen. He is survived by his wife Harriet, his children Kathleen Noble and Sharon Stockwell of Lunenburg, Elwyn and Jeffrey of Concord, VT and Christine Davies of Morrisville. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Those who knew George will remember his endless supply of jokes and stories and how he enjoyed playing horseshoes, getting his wood pile up, cribbage and family get-togethers.
Friends and relatives may gather to meet with the family on Thursday, November 8 at the Whitehead home at 1308 Colby road in Lunenburg between 2:00 and 7:00 PM. Burial will occur at the family’s convenience.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lunenburg Methodist Church % Patricia Briggs, P.O. Box 11, Lunenburg, Vermont 05906
, 98, passed away on Wednesday October 31, 2012 at Littleton Hospital after a period of declining health. She was born on September 11, 1914 in Whitefield a daughter to the late William and Lydia (Priest) Harris.
Mrs. Peck was married to her husband Sumner Peck three days before he went overseas in WWII. She worked as a Dental assistant and owned an Antique business in Reading, MA in the 1970’s continuing her business after moving back to Whitefield in the late 70’s.
Mrs. Peck was a woman with multiple talents who was very fond of her home and property including her flower beds and gardens. Her oil landscape paintings will always be cherished by her family. A devoted Christian; she enjoyed her involvement in the Community Baptist Church of Whitefield until her health prevented her attendance.
Beloved wife, sister, mother and grandmother, Roxie always cherished her family and gave them all her love and support. She was full of Yankee independence and amazing resilience.
She was predeceased by her husband and siblings; Mabel Harris, Helen Putnam, Ruth Harris, William Harris, Winston Harris, Lauren Harris and George Harris. She is survived by her two daughters, Betsy Ladd and her husband Thomas of Whitefield, NH, Jean L’Esperance and her husband Norman of Stoneham, MA, four granddaughters Michelle Whittier of Williston, VT, Kristin Carpenter and her husband Kevan of Durham, NH, Renee Dean and her husband James of Malden, MA, Melanie L’Esperance of Salem, MA, seven great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral on Monday November 5 at 11 AM at the Whitefield Community Baptist Church with the Reverend Dean Stiles officiating. Burial will follow at Kimball Hill Cemetery.
Roxie will be sorely missed by all who loved her.
In lieu of flowers memorial donation may be made to Community Baptist Church, 27 Jefferson Road, Whitefield, NH 03598
LUNENBURG – A celebration of the life of Harold J. Kenney Jr.
, 78, who died October 28, 2012 will be held Saturday May 25 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM in the parish hall of Christ United Methodist Church, Lancaster.
LUNENBURG – Harold J. Kenney Jr., 78, died peacefully with is family at his side on Sunday October 28, 2012 at Weeks Medical Center.
Mr. Kenney was born in Lancaster on September 1, 1934 the son of Harold J. Kenney Sr. and Edna M. (Monahan) Kenney.
Harold was raised in North Stratford and Bloomfield and was a graduate of Stratford High School. He went on to serve in the US Navy and later the US Army. He held many occupations during his life and had a love for farming. For a time he worked for the Brown Company but he is best known for the 31 years he worked as a Vermont State Trooper retiring in 1988.
Family members include his wife of 41 years Patricia (Covell) Kenney of Lunenburg; two daughters, Heather A. Colby of Lunenburg, Heidi A. Marquis of Canaan, VT; four grandchildren, Charles, Eric, Albert Joseph, Katie; one great granddaughter Dazie Rae; a nephew John; a niece Kathy and a great nephew Nicholas. He was predeceased by his parents and a his sister Mary Rich.
At Harold’s request there are no visiting hours and services will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to Weeks Medical Center, 173 Middle Street, Lancaster, NH 03584.
, 77, of French Road, died suddenly Saturday October 13, 2012 at Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster.
Patricia was born in Whitefield, NH on March 26, 1935 to Stanley Fearon and Thelma Smith Fearon. She grew up in Dalton and attended schools in Dalton and Whitefield. In 1953 she graduated from Whitefield High School and graduated from Hesser Business College in 1955 with an Associate in Secretarial Sciences. In 1958 she married Frank Lennon of Twin Mountain. Most of their life was spent in Dalton.
Two daughters were born to them Elizabeth Gareau of Dalton and Valerie Balch of Twin Mountain. 6 grandchildren, Edward Gareau of Warwick, RI; Melissa Gareau of Dalton, Dana Balch, US Army, Corey Balch of Lunenburg, Taysia Wood of New Hampton, NH and Trevor Wood of Twin Mountain. Three great-grandchildren, Angelia and Xander Gareau of Warwick, RI and Kileigh Reynolds of New Hampton, NH. She is also survived by 1 Aunt, Betty Stewart of Dalton as well as several cousins.
Most important to Patricia was the time she spent with family, friends, community, and the many organizations she belonged to. For as long as her health allowed she would always volunteer without hesitation. Patricia has been a member of the Dalton Congregational Church, the Riverside Grange, Northern New Hampshire Pomona Grange, State and National Granges for over 55 years. For many years she was the correspondent writer for the Dalton News for both the Democrat and Courier. Her hobbies included reading, assembling puzzles, embroidery, photography and scrapbooking.
Patricia was predeceased by her husband Frank, parents Stanley and Thelma Fearon.
Visiting hours will be held Wednesday evening, October 17, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster. A funeral service will follow Thursday at 1:00 PM at the Dalton Congregational Church. Rev. Dennis Bowman, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in Cushman Cemetery, Dalton.
, 69, of Bobbin Mill Road, died of a sudden illness Wednesday evening October 10, 2012 at Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster.
Mr. Degreenia was born in Lancaster, NH, on April 18, 1943, the son of Ernest Degreenia and Mary Madeline (Leavitt) Skaradoski.
Gary was raised in Gorham and has been a longtime North Country resident. He resided and raised his own family in Littleton and has lived in Lunenburg and Gilman for 20 years. For over 30 years he was employed at Gilman Paper Company.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and four-wheeling.
Surviving family members include his wife Raylene M. (Burt) Degreenia of Lunenburg; three sons, Jay Degreenia and his significant other Karen of Penacook, Mark Degreenia and his significant other Tausha of Lunenburg, Scott Degreenia and his wife Linna of Littleton; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; six brothers and sisters and their spouses, Linda Farrar and James of Conway, Susan Currier and Dennis of Gorham, Wendall Degreenia of Milan, Rodney Degreenia and Debbie, Ricky Degreenia and Sharon, Bird Bilodeau and Brian all of Gorham; a sister-in-law Jean Degreenia of Florida; along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a brother Ernest “Pete” Degreenia of Plymouth, MA.
Memorial visiting hours will be held Tuesday evening October 16, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home, Lancaster.
NORTHUMBERLAND VILLAGE – Mary Rose E. E. Breault Deering
died on Sunday October 7, 2012 after a long battle with Alzhiemers dementia.
Mary was the oldest of 11 children born to Felix and Florence (Parrish) Breault on April 4, 1921.
For most of her life she was employed at the Groveton Paper Mill. Her hobbies included crocheting and knitting and she loved to dance. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was often seen outside playing with them.
She was a lifetime member of the Willena Benton Chapter #96 OES, Guildhall, VT, and the Groveton Moose Club.
Mary will be missed by all that knew her.
Surviving family members includes a granddaughter, Sheryl Page and husband Timothy of Norhumberland Village; a grandson Brian Stevens of Northumberland village; six great-grandchildren, Tara Dix and husband Adam of Laconia, Tiffanie Dubreuil of Lancaster, Torrie Page of Northumberland Village, Dannika Stevens of Laconia, Brianne Stevens of Dalton, Rylee Stevens of Poland, ME,; and two great-great grandchildren, Keiara and Logan of Laconia. She also leaves behind caregiver Marie Dubreuil of Jefferson. She was predeceased by her only child Dorothy Ada Deering Stevens in June.
At Mary’s request a burial was held at Ridgwell Cemetery in Guildhall at the family’s convenience.
Donations may be made in her memory to The Morrison, 6 Terrace Street, Whitefield, NH 03589
, 71, passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Littleton Regional Hospital. He was born in Lancaster, NH on October 29, 1940 a son to the late Forest and Shirley (Chamberlain) Ingerson.
Doug was a lifelong resident of Jefferson who enjoyed working on the family farm, in the garage, and riding in the jeep with his dogs . With his family he owned and operated Ingerson Transportation, W.M.M.P and Evergreen Forest Products.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn (Andrews) Ingerson, a son Mitchell Ingerson his wife Kricket and their daughter Gracie, a daughter Suzanne her husband Kelly and their two children Cameron and Matthew.
Family and friends are invited to visiting hours on Sunday October 7 from 5-8 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. A graveside service will be held on Monday October 8 at 1 PM in Starr King Cemetery in Jefferson.
, 84 of Gilman passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, October 1, 2012 after a lengthy illness.
Her deep love for her husband, children and family will long be remembered. She loved baking and sewing for them and loved fashion. She lived life with great dignity, expected excellence and thrived on hard work. This was evident at her places of employment and at home.
She was predeceased by her parents Lorena (Symonds) Condon and Clifford Condon, her sisters Frances Choquette and Ruth Clark.
She leaves her husband of 65 years, Harold Farr, her children, Loretta Pitt and husband Albert of Lunenburg, VT, Diana Farr of Claremont, NH, Harold Farr Jr. and his wife Ana of San Antonio, TX, a brother, Ernest Condon of Hardwick, VT; grandchildren, Albert Pitt Jr. and wife Helen of Rush, NY, Nicole Larsen and husband Ron of West Milford, NJ Amber Pitt of Seneca, SC, Casey Pelletier of Washington, NJ, Jeremiah Farr and Wife Monica of San Antonio, TX, Three Great Grandchildren, Ashley and Bryce Pitt, Elijah Farr and many nieces and nephews.