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, 83, died peacefully at her daughter s home in Newbury on Monday, June 17, 2013. Alice was born in Haverhill, NH on August 21, 1929, to Clyde Bailey and Lily (Ward) Sawyer. She graduated from Haverhill Academy and Concord Commercial College. On November 21, 1948, she married Harold Ames of Bradford, VT. They later moved to Newbury. On August 29, 1998, she married Robert Winn of Piermont, NH. For over fourteen years, Alice worked at Wanda s Rest Home and then for three years at Brookside Nursing Home, both in Bradford, VT. Alice also cared for numerous folks in her own home, over the years. She was predeceased by her two husbands, Harold Ames in October 1988 and Robert Winn in October 1999. She was also predeceased by a sister, Mary Sawyer Balch. She is survived by her five children, Bernard Ames and wife, Maribeth of Bradford, Marie Ames of Pacifica, CA, Gerald Ames and wife Margaret of Rutland, VT, Ruth Allsop and husband Bruce of Newbury, and David Ames of Rutland; her four step-children, Jennifer Winn Smas and husband Steve of Haverhill, Jan Winn Fifield and husband Keith of Thetford Center, VT, Joanne Winn Clogston and husband Donny of Piermont, NH, and Robert Winn and wife Rose of Shermansdale, PA; six grandchildren, Bernard Skeeter Ames II of Bradford, Marlena Allsop of Northfield, VT, Carrie Ames of Burlington, VT, Stephanie Ames of Wakefield, MA, Jonathan Ames of Rutland, and Chauntel Ames of Manchester, NH; one great grandson Charles Michael Poulin of Northfield; a brother-in-law, Donald Balch of Underhill, VT, and nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Friday, June 21, from 6-7 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A graveside service will be on Saturday, June 22 at 11 AM in the Center Haverhill Cemetery, Benton Road, North Haverhill, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, VT & NH Upper Valley Chapter, 29 Mansfield Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401.
, 49, of Lund Lane died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Leslie was born in Woodsville, NH on March 4, 1964 to Harry T. and Lorraine Wright and graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1982. Leslie served with the New Hampshire National Guard from 1981 through 1993. He was on the crew of the War Pig howitzer. He worked for the Town of Warren Highway Department for twenty years. Also, he worked in excavating and as a salvage dealer. Leslie was a member of the Rumney VFW Post. He played for the Warren 13 softball team and was an original member of the Sackett Brother s Band. He was a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He loved NASCAR and playing his guitar. He was predeceased by his father, Harry T. Wright, Sr. on February 24, 2008. He is survived by his mother, Lorraine Bixby and her husband Brad of North Haverhill, NH; two sons, Calvin T. Wright of Campton, NH and Corey P. Roy of Rumney, NH; a sister, Michelle L. Clark of Wentworth, NH; a brother, Harry T. Wright, Jr. of Warren; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Sunday, June 30, at 1 PM in the Warren Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
, 57, of Lime Kiln Road, died as a result of injuries from a motorcycle accident on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH. Andrew was born in Bangor, ME on March 10, 1956, to Clyde Asa and June Flora (Andrews) Cummings. Andrew served with the U. S. Air Force after graduating from high school. He was predeceased by his father, Clyde Asa Cummings. He is survived by his two sons, Regis Cummings of Woodsville, NH and Keene Cummings of Pike, NH; his mother, June F. Cummings of Barre, VT; two brothers, Mike Cummings of Haverhill, NH and James Cummings of Montpelier, VT; a sister, Vonda Cummings Brackett of Woodsville, NH; and several nieces and nephews. At this time no services are currently being planned.
East Ryegate, VT - Robert Allen Yaroshevich, Sr.
, 68, of Eastwood Lane, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Robert was born in Derby, CT on April 11, 1945, to George and Antoinette (Yustin) Yaroshevich. He was a graduate of Seymour High School in CT and he received his BS at the University of Connecticut. He later received his Masters from Southern Connecticut University. He married Charlene Fulton on April 26, 1969. Robert taught physiology and biology at Terryville High School in Terryville, CT and retired in 2001 after 35 years of teaching. He and Charlene then moved to East Ryegate. Robert was a member of the Peacham Congregational Church. An outdoor enthusiast, he loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed special times with his family and with his grandson, Gabe. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Charlene Yaroshevich of East Ryegate; two sons, Robert A. Bob Yaroshevich, Jr. and wife Tonia of East Ryegate and Jerome M. Jerry Yarosevich and fianc ` Stephanie Diamond of West Lebanon, NH; his grandson, Gabrial; and one sister and one brother. There are no public services being planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Peacham Congregational Church, Church Street, Peacham, VT 05862.
Dorchester, NH - Butch Andrews (Clarence Henry III)
, 68, died on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at his home, lovingly cared for by his family, after a two-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in Milford, CT, the son of C. Henry and Thelma (Ryea) Andrews, Butch grew up in Orford, NH, graduating from Orford High School, Class of 1962. He was a 6 year member of the Vermont National Guards Armor Division in Bradford. He worked for Paul Saladino at his Mobil service station until 1969 when he left to begin his life's career in the electrical power industry. He began as a lineman for Granite State Electric in Salem, NH. In 1979 he moved his family to Dorchester, NH and commuted to Concord Electric Company for 5 years until beginning employment at New Hampshire Electric Cooperative in Plymouth where he advanced to supervisor of contract crews for all NHEC service areas throughout the state. Butch was a conscientious and diligent worker and had a serious commitment to "restoring the power back to the people". A true Yankee, Butch believed in putting in a hard day's work, often going above and beyond the standards; "saving for a rainy day"-it's not what you make, it's what you save"; and making do with what you have. He fulfilled a long-time dream of having a small farm when moving to Dorchester. He loved tending to his animals, renovating his home, working outside, cutting firewood and "creating lawns". He was an accomplished mechanic and vintage car enthusiast and enjoyed cruising in his red '55 T-Bird. Deer hunting was another of his passions, particularly with his great buddy Irving Kimball, a co-worker from Salem and cohort in many an adventurous escapade. Butch's family and friends have been working feverishly to complete a hunting camp that was started last fall. In recent years he and his wife enjoyed spending some of the winter months at their home in Rotonda West, FL. Butch was predeceased by his parents; Henry in 2011 and Thelma in 2008. A loving and dedicated family man, Butch was a husband and best friend to Lucille for 42 years. He was a proud dad to his 3 children: Tim (Clarence Henry 1V) and wife Angela of Loudon; Jessica Deans and husband Jamie of Greenland; and Jeremy of Raleigh, NC; He was an adoring Poppa to Riley, 11; Caden, 10; Kate, 8; and the twins Ellie and Searra, 6. He is also survived by a sister, Beverly Potry (Arthur) of Orford ; two foster sisters, Georgette Underhill (Eric) of Piermont and Penny Hughes; and a niece and several nephews. It was his wish that he be honored in a private service with immediate family. Memorial gifts may be given in his name to Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of VT and NH: PO Box 976, White River Jct, VT 05001
89, died on Monday, July 1, 2013 at his home on Whitehill Road. He was born in Barnet, VT, November 1, 1923, the son of Selby V. and Gladys (Clark) Bogie. Calvin graduated from McIndoe Falls Academy. Calvin served proudly with the U. S. Marine Corp during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. After his military service he worked as a welder at the South Portland Ship Yard and later he returned to Barnet to his family farm. He married Audrey Lucille Cassady on August 6, 1951. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Audrey Lucille Bogie on May 12, 2011; a grandson, Nicholas J. Nick Bogie on March 31, 2011; and four brothers, Gordon, Leslie, Lindy, and Carlot. Survivors include his seven children; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several step grandchildren; a sister; a sister in law; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In keeping with Calvin s wishes there will be no public services.
, 58, died July 4,2013, unexpectedly,at her home in Lisbon. She was born in Haverhill, NH, November 18, 1954, a daughter of Chester Arthur and Jeannette Rita (Tyler) Boutin and was a graduate of Berlin High School, Class of 1973. Later, she graduated from the Thompson School for Practical Nursing in Brattleboro, VT. From 1984 to 1999, Lorna provided pediatric home care nursing, and from 2008 to 2011 she was the LPN at the Grafton County Jail in North Haverhill. Throughout her nursing career, she also worked at a number of nursing homes. Lorna s true passion was animals, as she would take in and care for rescue dogs, particularly Parker, Jasper, and Merci. She cared for her horses, turkeys, and other pets and animals. In addition to her animals Lorna enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens. Recently, she started a baking business, Forever Rita and would sell her goods at the local farmer s markets. Always creative, Lorna also painted and showed her work at the Lisbon Art Gallery. She loved maintaining her property and her home and she treasured the times shared with her family over Thanksgiving dinners there. Survivors include a sister, Lynn Rossignol and husband Dennis of Milan, NH; two brothers, Marc Boutin and wife Jackie of Cheraw, SC, and John Boutin, Sr. and wife Abbey of West Milan, NH; a niece, Joanna Boutin; two nephews, John Boutin, Jr., and Joseph Boutin; an aunt, Joyce Beckley of Woodsville; along with several other aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins. Lorna was predeceased by her mother Jeannette on April 12, 2009, and her father Chester on April 29, 2009. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 12, 2013, at 1 PM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. Burial will be in Mt. View Cemetery, Benton, at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to either the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701, or to Dave Carbonneau Equine Services, PO Box 762. Littleton, NH 03561.
, 86, died on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at his daughter s home in Monroe, NH, following an extended illness. He was born in Newbury, VT, October 15, 1926, a son of George W. and Gladys E. (Keyes) Gibson. Gib graduated from Newbury High School, class of 1944. He served with the U. S. Army from December 1944 to November 1946. He married Lamona Lee Mona Vance on August 11, 1952. Gib worked for many years at Adams Paper Company in Wells River, VT, as a machinist and chief of maintenance, then moved on to be a machinist at Burndy Corp. in Littleton, NH, retiring after 20 years. He was a New England sports fan, watching the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots, and Celtics. Earlier in his life he enjoyed playing baseball, softball, and became an avid golfer. He was also a former Little League Baseball Coach. He was predeceased by his wife Mona on March 8, 2011; a sister, Myrtle; and two brothers, Vern and Robert Gibson. Survivors include two children, Gail Bunnell and husband Rocky of Monroe, and Lt. Colonel (USAF Retired) Randy Gibson and wife Robin of Nashua, NH; six grandchildren Cody Gibson, Britany Gibson, Ashlee Gibson, Brianna Wonders, Heath Bunnell and Trevor Bunnell; six great grandchildren, Shaylee Wonders, McKenna Wonders, Carter Bunnell, Cole Bunnell, Sofia Bunnell, and Zoe Bunnell; two sisters in law, Helen MacDonald of Zephyrhills, FL and Sherry Brill and husband Jack of Woodsville; a very special niece, Diana Fadden of North Haverhill, NH; along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. The funeral service will be on Thursday, July 11, at 1 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. Burial will follow in the Groton, VT Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
Woodsville, NH - Pauline Mildred Polly Clark
, 89, a former longtime resident of Bradford, VT, died on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH. Polly was born in South Corinth, VT, on May 30, 1924 to Wayland and Leila Merle (Harris) Jordan. She was a graduate of Bradford Academy s Class of 1942. On June 30, 1945, she married Lawrence N. Clark. Polly was a beautician for over 25 years, operating out of her own home. She later worked for Channel Mills, Woodsville Industries, and in housekeeping at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover, NH. Polly grew up on a farm and always loved the farm life and Holsteins. She used to drive a horse drawn dump rake. She was a nature lover, bird-watcher, and artist. She was an accomplished seamstress and she enjoyed gardening, canning, and cooking. She was well-known for her home cooking, pies, and candy making. She was especially fond of the Christmas season. Along with her husband, Lawrence, they were great dancers and they continued to dance throughout their lives together. For several years, they wintered in Sebring, FL. In 2007, they moved from Bradford to Woodsville. Polly enjoyed local history and family history. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence N. Clark in January of 2010 and by her sister, Althea Woodward and her brother, Hollis Jordan. She is survived by her children, Glenna Ackerman and husband Mike of North Haverhill, NH and Lawrence Clark and wife Sylvia of Bradford Center, VT; five grandchildren, Eric, Amy, Peter, Ryan and wife Becky and Matthew and wife Allison; three great grandchildren, Lance, Rune, and Ethan; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, along with extended family members from the Jordan and Clark families. Calling hours will be on Thursday, July 18 from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A memorial service will be on Friday, July 19 at 11 AM at the Grace United Methodist Church, Bradford, VT with Rev. Mari Clark, officiating. Burial will follow in the Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one s choice.
East Ryegate, VT Jasmine Lilyanne Marie Paye
, 14, died Saturday, July 20, 2013, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, following a lengthy illness. She was born on August 5, 1998. Jasmine was a student at Blue Mountain Union School, preparing for her freshman year. Jasmine was always smiling. She was unselfish and concerned more for others than herself. During her illness she was able to express herself and made the plans for the celebration of her life and beyond. Through her facebook posts, Jasmine gave courage, strength and inspiration to others with and without cancer. She loved to plan parties for her friends and family. She loved shopping and caring for children and making others happy. Jasmine shared a very special bond with her one year old nephew and Godson, Cayden. She knew right from wrong. Jasmine was predeceased by her grandparents, Avis Hartson Silverman and Forrest Harston. She is survived by her parents, David and Beth (Hartson) Paye of East Ryegate; her siblings, Lacey Paye and friend Corey Pike, Kayla Bilodeau, and Cody Bilodeau all of East Ryegate; her nephew, Cayden Pike; her grandparents, John and Judy Paye of Swiftwater, NH; her great grandmother, Mary Fortier of Woodsville, NH; Avis s husband, Roger Silverman of Wilson, NC; Godmother, Dawn Lazzara of Groton, VT; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins of both the Hartson and Paye families. A service in celebration of Jasmine s life will be held on Friday, July 26, at 11 AM, in the Dr. Harry M. Rowe Gymnasium at Blue Mountain Union School, 2420 Route 302, Wells River, VT, with the Rev. Dr. Catherine Cook officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to Christopher s Haven, 1 Emerson Place Suite 2-N, Boston, MA 02114
, 83, of Scotch Hollow Road, died on Friday, August 2, 2013 at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. She was born in Dortmund, Germany, August 21, 1929, the daughter of Richard Ludwig and Sophie (Mark) Gigler. Henriette was from a circus performing family. Growing up in the circus her family act was known as the 3 Richards. She attended school in Germany. Henriette married David F. Burroughs on April 9, 1952. In July of 1952 she and David moved to United States to start their own life, leaving her family back in Germany. Henriette worked hard and raised six children. She worked for 30 plus years at the Veteran s Administration Hospital in White River as a nurse s aide. Her family was the most important thing her life. Another significant part of her life was belonging to the Bobby Vinton Fan Club. She traveled all over the country watching him perform. She loved to travel around and also play the slots if she was near a casino. Henriette loved to watch and interact with animals. She was predeceased by her husband, David F. Burroughs on July 24, 1998. Survivors include her six children, Amy B. Sargent of Newbury, VT, Reta E. Wain of Haverhill, NH, Wanita L. Webb and husband Paul of Haverhill, NH, Glenda F. Bernier of St. Johnsbury, VT, Kristen Smith and husband Kelvin of White River, VT, and David F. Burroughs II and wife Bernice of Newbury, VT; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister in Greece; a brother in Germany; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In keeping with Henriette's wishes there will be no public services observed. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a Humane Society of one s choice.
, 51, died on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the VA Regional Medical Hospital in White River Junction, VT. He was born in St. Johnsbury, VT, November 10, 1961, the son of Charles Locke and Marcia (Hanscom) Goss. Michael graduated from Danville High School, class of 1979. Michael served with U. S. Navy Seabees from August 27, 1979 to August 26, 1982. He was stationed in Guam and Diego Garcia. Michael had lived in the Northeast Kingdom and Upper Valley most of his life. He was a cabinet maker and worked for a number of carpenters in the area over the years. He enjoyed fishing, storytelling, and camping. He has done a lot of work for Stephen Huneck at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, VT. He was predeceased by a son, Jacob Goss; a brother, Charles Charlie Goss; and a great nephew, Jason Webber, Jr. Survivors include his two children, Ryan Goss of Lincoln, NH and Nathan Goss of St. Johnsbury, VT; his mother, Marcia LaLonde of Tempe, AZ; his father, Charles Charlie Goss of West Burke, VT; a sister, Rebecca Becky Goss of West Burke, VT; his companion, Barbara Flanders of Bradford, VT, and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11 AM at the Howland Cemetery, Burke Hollow, VT with Rev. Dr. Robert Potter officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingdom Recovery Center, 297 Summer Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 88, of St. Jude s Way, died on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Littleton Regional Hospital. Anna was born in Quincy, MA on October 21, 1924, to Daniel McLeod and Marion Davidson. She married Alan C. Smith on November 30, 1947. While a long time resident of Massachusetts, Anna worked as a daycare provider and as a nurse s aide. She lived in Florida for 14 years prior to moving to Woodsville, NH in 1999 before moving to Pike, NH. Then she lived in Colebrook, NH from 2002 until moving to Bethlehem for the past two years. Anna was a member of the Monadnock Congregational Church in Colebrook. She was predeceased by her husband, Alan C. Smith on November 13, 2000; her son, Jeffrey Alan Smith I on December 16, 2012; a great grandson, David Ellison on June 13, 2001; her parents, Daniel McLeod and Marion Knuttenen; and her step-father, Raymond Knuttenen. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Howland and husband Maurice of Bethlehem and Kathie Howie of Gulf Breeze, FL; thirteen grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; her daughter-in-law, Rose Smith of Pike, NH; and her loving cat Ginger. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 8, at 1 PM, in the East Haverhill Cemetery, Mt. Moosilauke Highway, East Haverhill, NH, with Rev. Rebecca Larson officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241.
, 78, of Clarks Landing, died on Saturday, August 10, 2013, at St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center in St. Johnsbury, VT. William was born in Waterbury, VT on February 27, 1935 and attended Waterbury High School. William was an Airman with the US Air Force and with the Air National Guard of Vermont. In the 1960 s, he owned and operated a private detective business in the Barre/Montpelier, VT area and was the night police officer in Northfield, VT, for a time. Then in the 1980 s, he ran a CB radio shop called Sharp Shooters in East Barre. He was a former owner of Grandpa s New and Used Store in North Haverhill, NH, from which he retired. As a child, William sang on WDEV radio in Waterbury. He enjoyed going to yard sales and visiting with people. He was passionate about wheeling and dealing. On March 10, 2005, he was predeceased by his wife Anna M. (Duffey) Herbert, to whom he was married on May 5, 1955. He is survived by two daughters, Beverly Martin and husband Robert of Lebanon, VA and Jacqueline Webster and husband Dan of Groton; two sons, William M. Herbert II and wife Laura and James D. Herbert and wife Mabel, both of Groton; 20 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; two brothers in law, Leo Lattimer of Isle La Motte, VT; and Jack Duffey of Barre; and nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside will be on Wednesday, August 14, at 11 AM in the Groton Village Cemetery, Groton. Memorial contributions will be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center North, 1080 Hospital Drive, PO Box 905, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 90, formerly of Briar Hill Road, passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at her home, following a period of failing health. She was born in Haverhill, NH, February 21, 1923, a daughter of Max E. and Della A. (Brill) Moulton to a family of eight. Isabelle attended school for eight years at the Bath one room schoolhouse, and later graduated from Haverhill Academy Class of 1940. On September 20, 1940 she married Orman Red Thayer, a marriage of 66 years. During this time they raised five children together along with owning and operating Thayer Farm on Briar Hill. She enjoyed registering the cattle and keeping for the farm, and helping Red with chores when the children were busy showing cattle at the fair. Isabelle was an officer of the former Pink Granite Grange and a correspondent for the New England Holstein Association for many years, along with being a member of the Grafton County Farm Bureau and the North Haverhill Methodist Church where she helped with many church suppers. For fourteen years she drove school bus making sure that kids made it to and from school safely. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading, word puzzles, and gardening. Most of all she enjoyed having big family gatherings where she prepared delicious meals for all to enjoy. She was predeceased by her husband, Orman Red Thayer, Sr. on October 30, 2006; a son, Orman Thayer, Jr., on December 6, 2010; a daughter in law Barbara J. Thayer on November 28, 2009; her parents; four sisters, Francese Crowe, Bernice Boomhower, Ida Fortier, and Winifred Cooney; and two brothers, Oliver and Owen Jake Moulton. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Thayer Norcross, and Eddie of Haverhill; a daughter in law, Alice Thayer of Laconia; three sons, Wayne Thayer of Dover, Raymond Thayer and Cyrena Gadwah, and Howard Thayer and Annie Boutin, all of North Haverhill; 8 grandchildren, Peter Thayer, Craig Nick Thayer, Angela Ricker, Meagan Thayer, Allyson Hobby, Beau Norcross, Aime Thayer, and Troy Thayer; 14 great grandchildren; a sister, Iola Blair of North Haverhill; a sister in law, Dorothy Moulton of North Haverhill; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Isabelle s caregivers: Susie Dube, Amanda Norcross, and Anthony Batal for all their love and kindness. At Isabelle s request there will be no calling hours. The funeral service will be on Tuesday, August 20, at 1 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Pastor Earl Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Center Haverhill Cemetery. For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial contributions can be made to Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of VT and NH, PO Box 976, White River Junction, VT, 05001-0976.
North Haverhill, NH Winthrop Woodman Wimp Klark
, 88, died on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Grafton County Nursing Home. Winthrop was born July 18, 1925, the son of Perley N. and Frances (Blakebrough) Klark. He was raised in Woodsville, NH and graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1943. Following high school, he enlisted in the U. S. Army Air Corps and served proudly as a B-25 bomber pilot. As part of Winthrop s pilot training, he attended Mt. Union College in Alliance, OH. He and Thelma Beaton of Woodsville, NH were married on April 21, 1945 in Enid, OK. Winthrop worked for Armour & Company in Woodsville for many years, and later was self-employed as a health and beauty aids distributor. He gave freely of his time and talents for his family and community, having served as a Woodsville Fire District commissioner for 13 years and a Haverhill selectman for 6 years. Winthrop was instrumental in rescuing the Woodsville Opera House curtain, which is now restored and displayed in Alumni Hall in Haverhill, NH, as well as the land purchase and construction of Woodsville s Water Treatment Plant. He and Thelma moved to Brooksville, FL in 1981. Winthrop worked as transportation coordinator for Mid-Florida Community Services, retiring in 1994. He was a member of the Woodsville United Methodist Church and attended the Wesleyan Church in Brooksville, FL. He always had a love of flying, and it was quite a treat for him to take a tour over central Florida in a Stearman bi-plane while in his early eighties. Besides aviation, he enjoyed birds of prey, reading, big band music, sports and spending time with his family. He was a proud grampa and great grampa. He was predeceased by his son, John Klark, on January 13, 2012; and a son-in-law, Rodney Mann, on December 13, 2012. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Thelma Klark; three daughters, Joanne Mann and Amy Wright and her husband Allen, both of Woodsville, NH and Lindsay Trombley and her husband Alfred of Candia, NH; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Virginia Kidder and her husband Donald, and Jackie Estes; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to thank the staff at Grafton County Nursing Home for their compassionate and excellent care of Dad. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Tuesday, August 27, at 11 AM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH with Rev. George Hemway, Chaplain at the Grafton County Nursing Home officiating. A private burial will be in the Center Haverhill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to the John and Janet Klark Memorial Scholarship Fund, Christian Harness Horsemen s Association, 157 North Main Street, Salem, NH 03079; or the Grafton County Home Association, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 74, of Pebbles Farm Road, died August 23, 2013, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH, following a brief illness. He was born in Woodsville, NH, September 14, 1938, a son of Elie O. and Germaine (Lamarre) Roy. Ernie graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1956. Following his graduation, he worked on the family farm prior to entering the service. Ernie served in the US Army from July 17, 1961 through June 25, 1964. Upon his Honorable Discharge, he attended New Hampshire Vocational Technical Center in Manchester, NH, where he received his Associate s Degree in Refrigeration. He later established and operated Roy Refrigeration with his brother, Clem, until his retirement. On December 29, 1972, he married Louise Bradley. Ernie was a communicant of St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Woodsville and was a former member of the Knights of Columbus in Littleton, NH. He served the community of Bath as a member and Past Master of the Pine Grove Grange and as a member and chairman of the Bath Village School Board. He was a member of the Vermont Beef Producers Association and the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association. In recent years, he was active with his sons in their endeavors. Ernie was a regular at Woodsville High School basketball games during the winter. He also enjoyed the meals and delivered meals for the Horse Meadow Senior Center. Survivors include his wife of 40 years Louise (Bradley) Roy of Bath; four sons, Peter Roy and wife Tara of North Haverhill, NH, Elie Roy and wife Amanda of Orford, NH, Benjamin Roy, and wife Arinn of Oceanside, CA, and Bradley Roy and wife Christina of Woodsville; twelve grandchildren, Calvin, Madeleine, Dorothy, Gabriel, Rose, Thomas, Anna, Jane, Lucy, Ernie, Audrey, and Deedra; ten siblings, Irene Guilmette and husband Alan of Milford, CT, Patrick E. Roy and wife Barbara of Putnam, CT, Roger O. Roy and wife Mary Jane of West Haven, CT, Ann-Marie Dauphinais and husband Eugene of Lebanon, NH, Bernard S. Roy and wife Betty Ann of Newbury, VT, Camille L. Roy and wife Melissa of North Haverhill, Philip J. Roy and wife Patricia of Woodsville, Richard M. Roy and wife Sandra of Woodsville, Norman D. Roy and wife Joyce of Bath, and Clement M. Roy of Woodsville; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Louise Forcier and Rita Lackie, and four brothers, Fernand J., Martin L., Paul E., and Victor A. Roy. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, August 27th, from 6 to 8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 28th, at 1 PM in St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, with Father Jeffrey Statz, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph s Cemetery, Bath. Memorial contributions may be made to the Horse Meadow Senior Center, 91 Horsemeadow Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 89, died Sunday, August 25, 2013 at his home in Groton, following an extended illness. He was born in Mamaroneck, NY, on February 8, 1924, the only child of William Parker and Anna (Soleum) Herdman. He graduated from Mamaroneck, NY High School and served in the U. S. Army. He graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor s degree in 1950. Bob was an educator and Director of Admissions at New York University and Bard College, and later served as an educator at Middlebury College. He also worked for the State of Vermont in the employment division for fifteen years, prior to his retirement. He was a collector of antiques and antique clocks, a voracious reader of the New York Times, the Burlington Free Press, and the Boston Globe. Bob enjoyed traveling, particularly overseas to England and Norway. Bob had lived in Groton for 43 years. Bob had a penpal from New Zealand, Bruce Sinclair, with whom he began corresponding while serving in the Army. It was a relationship that continued through the years. Survivors include his partner of 43 years, Richard Brooks of Groton, VT, three cousins, Susan Herdman of Arizona, Judith (Herdman) Kelty of Georgia, and Priscilla Herdman of New York. In keeping with Bob s wishes, there will be a service at Bob s and Richard s home, on Thursday, September 12 at 11 AM, with Rev. Candace Ricker officiating. Burial, at a later date, will be in the Corinth Center Cemetery.
, 56, died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at her home. She was born in St. Johnsbury, VT, on February 4, 1957, the daughter of Leeds C. and Marion (Tyler) Ackerman. She graduated from Woodsville High School, class of 1975. Janet worked for 20 years as a nursing assistant at the Glencliff Home, Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, NH, and Lafayette Center in Franconia, NH. Janet loved cats, attending yard sales, and being at the ocean. She was predeceased by her mother, Marion Ackerman on September 23, 1989; and a brother, Dean L. Ackerman of August 14, 1999. Survivors include her father, Leeds Ackerman of White River, VT; a sister, Julie Ackerman Downing and husband John of Enfield, NH; and two nephews, Dan Ackerman and Josh Ackerman both of Newbury, VT. A graveside service will be on Saturday, September 7, at 11 AM at the Fairlee Village Cemetery, Fairlee, VT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Upper valley Humane Society, 300 Old Route 10, Enfield, NH 03748.
North Haverhill, NH Mary Lockwood Pat Bartkowski
, 86, died August 30, 2013 at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, following an extended illness. She was born in Glen Cove, NY, February 2, 1927, the only child of Frank and Alfredina (Chant) Lockwood. Pat lived on Long Island most of her life and prior to her retirement was employed as a Supervisor in the telephone repair division for New York Telephone. She married Henry F. Bartkowski on August 16, 1947, and he predeceased her on May 6, 2008. Pat and Henry moved from Port Washington, Long Island to North Haverhill in 1983 and built their dream home. She volunteered for many years at the Haverhill Police Department as an RSVP worker. Pat is survived by in-laws, nieces, nephews, a special friend, Antoinette Toni Vascellaro of Jericho, Long Island, NY, and other friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 5, 2013, at 9 AM at the St. Patrick s Catholic Church, Glen Cove, Long Island, NY. Burial will immediately follow at the Cemetery of the Holy Rood, Westbury, Long Island, NY.
, 69, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at his home, following a lengthy illness. He was born in Woodsville, NH, April 27, 1944, a son of Elie O. and Germaine (Lamarre) Roy. Norman was a 1962 graduate of Woodsville High School, and later attended the New Hampshire Technical School in Manchester where he graduated in 1966 with an Associates Degree in Industrial Electricity. He began work as a design draftsman for Public Service of New Hampshire, and later returned to Bath where he joined Royal Electric, a partnership started by his brothers, Philip and Richard. Norman served as office and operations manager of the firm until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of the Pine Grove Grange of Bath, a Cub Scout Den Leader, Little League Coach, 4 H Leader, and former member of the Haverhill Cooperative School District Budget Committee. Norman was a communicant of St. Joseph s Catholic Church, Woodsville, and member of the Board and former Vice President of Wells River Savings Bank, Wells River, VT. He enjoyed his grandchildren and family, as well as hunting, fishing, traveling. He married the former Joyce Laundre on June 28, 1969. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Joyce (Laundre) Roy of Bath; two children, Jo-Ann Roy of Sunapee, and her special friend Daymond Steer of Tamworth, NH, and Shawn Roy and wife Kelley of Bath; two grandchildren, Austin and Jillian Roy of Bath; nine siblings, Irene Guilmette and husband Alan of Milford, CT, Patrick E. Roy and wife Barbara of Putnam, CT, Roger O. Roy and wife Mary Jane of West Haven, CT, Ann-Marie Dauphinais and husband Eugene of Lebanon, NH, Bernard S. Roy and wife Betty Ann of Newbury, VT, Camille L. Roy and wife Melissa of North Haverhill, Philip J. Roy and wife Patricia of Woodsville, Richard M. Roy and wife Sandra of Woodsville, and Clement M. Roy of Woodsville; a sister-in-law, Peggy Cole of Bath; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by two sisters, Louise Forcier and Rita Lackie, and five brothers, Fernand J., Martin L., Paul E., Victor A., and Ernest A. Roy. Calling hours will be on Sunday, September 8th from 4 to 6 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, September 9th, at 11 AM in St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, with Father Jeffrey Statz officiating. Burial will follow in the Bath Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to North Country Home Health and Hospice, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561.
, 28, died unexpectedly in Piermont, NH, on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was born in Hanover, NH, on June 17, 1985, to James E. and Elaine (Spencer) Ball. On April 5, 2008, he married Christina LaPointe. Kevin worked as an auto mechanic for Poulin Auto in Barre, VT. He was formerly employed with Oliverian Auto in Pike, NH. Kevin enjoyed racing, weightlifting, tools, golf, football, camping and his dog, Jake. He loved dirt bikes and motorcycles, especially his Harley. He is survived by his wife, Christina Ball and his son Nick Stokes, both of Glencliff. He is also survived by his parents, James and Elaine Ball of Glencliff; two sisters, Zoey and Zabrina Ball, and a brother, Jack Ball, all of Glencliff; maternal grandparents, Marie Spencer and husband Butch of Warren; paternal grandparents, Edward Ball and wife Norma; mother in law, Tina Thayer of Laconia, NH; father in law, Dennis LaPointe of Belmont, NH; two sisters in law, Tammy LaPointe and Carrie Romprey and a brother in law, Jason Romprey, all of Laconia; three nieces, DeAnn LaPointe and Morgan and Kaylee Romprey all of Laconia; maternal aunts Marcia Belyea and son Clayton of Bath, NH, Laurie Foley and husband Ed, and their children Kimberly Oliver, and Timothy and Jaimielyn Foley of Whitefield, NH, and maternal uncle Michael Spencer and children Thayne, Brooke and Jonathan of Warren, and paternal aunt Meredith Ball and husband Doug Hoisington their children Jake and Eli of Holderness, NH, along with several other aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends. He was predeceased by Tina s husband, Bill Thayer. A gathering and a celebration of Kevin s life will be on Saturday, September 14, beginning at 3 PM at the Pike Hall, Pike, NH. Casual dress would be appreciated.
, 76, died at the Grafton County Nursing Home on Sunday, September 8, 2013. Dick was born in Bloomfield, VT on November 25, 1936, to Rosario E. and Rena R. (Fuller) Martin. He married Elizabeth Carolyn Ames on July 3, 1959. Dick was a dye setter for 42 years for New England Industries in Bradford, VT and Lebanon, NH. He was a member of the Warren Historical Society. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially when walking his dog. He enjoyed fishing, bicycling, mowing the lawn, gardening, and doing puzzles. He was a collector of die cast cars. Dick especially loved family events, his grandchildren and, most importantly, Christmas. He was predeceased by his parents, Rena Martin on May 18, 1998 and Rosario Martin on March 18, 2000; by a sister Anna Page on February 26, 2013; and by two brothers, Rodney Martin, Sr. and Paul Martin. Dick is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carolyn Martin of Warren; three daughters, Carol Deming and husband Maurice of Whitefield, NH, Barbara Wetherby of Warren, and Sandra Hebb and husband Randal of Newbury, VT; six grandchildren, Alicia, Amanda, Carly, Michael, Nicole, and Megan; and two sisters, Charlotte Thurston of Bradford, VT and Ramona Thurston of Warren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Wednesday, September 11, at 11 AM in the Warren Village Cemetery, Warren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren-Wentworth Ambulance Service, PO Box 219, Warren, NH 03279.
, 88, formerly of Moore Hill Road, died Monday, September 9, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH. She was born in Newbury, VT, December 22, 1924, a daughter of Leonard and Mary (Meyette) Rollins. A lifelong resident, Bertha graduated from Newbury High School, Class of 1942. She worked as a nursing aide for seven years at the former Hampshire Nursing Home in Haverhill, NH, and for sixteen years at the Grafton County Nursing Home. Bertha was an avid reader and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles. She was a gardener and canned her produce. She loved baking bread and making donuts and fudge. She belonged to the Newbury Center Home Dem. Bertha married William G. Burroughs on September 20, 1945 and he predeceased her on April 18, 2010. She was also predeceased by a granddaughter Andrea Rae Emerson on January 3, 2000, a grandson Brian Boyce on May 13, 2012, a great grandson Tanner Bachus on November 8, 2002, a son-in-law David Boyce on December 18, 2011, and by three sisters Mae Towle, Elsie Bailey, and Dorothy Rollins, and four brothers Robert Pete , Leonard Mike , Henry Mose and Charles Rollins. Survivors include four daughters Mary Lou Boyce of Wells River, VT, Jean Welch and husband Ronald of Wells River, Linda Farquharson and husband Robert of Groton, VT, and Susan Burroughs of Newbury; two sons William Burroughs, Jr. and wife Bonnie of Woodsville, and Leonard Burroughs and wife Susan of South Ryegate, VT; 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter; special niece Adele Alger of Barre, VT; sister-in-law Beverly Rollins of Lebanon, NH; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be on Thursday, September 12, from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. The funeral service will be on Friday, September 13, at 1 PM at the funeral home. Burial in Town House Cemetery, Newbury will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Grafton County Home Association, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 71, of Hummingbird Lane, died on Sunday, September 15, 2013, following an extended illness, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH. Gail was born in Brentwood, NH on July 14, 1942, and her parents are, Manson G. and Lillian (Scott) Brown. She was a graduate of Raymond High School, Class of 1960 and of the Elliot School of Nursing in Manchester, NH, Class of 1963. On June 2, 1963, she married Harry Simano. Gail worked as a nurse, then was the Postmaster in Pike, NH. She was active in scouting, serving as a Den Mother. As a long-time resident of Pike, Gail was active in the Pike community with the Pike Ladies Aid and the Bethany Congregational Church. She was a foster parent and worked with DCYF training others as foster parents. Gail loved spending winters in the Florida Keys, and with family at the lake, and extensive travel with her husband Harry. She also enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren in the kitchen. Gail is survived by her husband of 50 years, Harry Simano of Bath; four sons, Pete Simano of Bandung, Indonesia, Scott Simano and wife Dee, and their family Lauren and Abigail, Brian Simano and wife Deb and their family Mayghan and Brooke all of Pike, and Jeff Simano and wife, Nancy and their family Ford, Phoebe, and Chad of Lyman, NH; her mother, Lillian Descoteaux and husband Robert of Gorham, NH; a sister, Sherry Barnes of Charlestown, MA; three brothers, Thomas Brown and wife Margaret of Orange, NH, James Brown and wife Susan of Ashfork, AZ and Gary Brown and wife Pat of North Andover, MA; She was predeceased by her father Manson in 1990 and a brother, Ronald Brown in 1995 and his wife Diane in 1990. She raised Ronald and Diane's children Kim Graham of Bangor, ME and Krystal Brown of Berlin, NH; Kristopher Brown of Lexington, KY; along with several other nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and foster children. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 21, at 10 AM at the Bethany Congregational Church, Pike, NH, with Rev. Jane Wilson officiating Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany Church, c/o Alice Hodgdon, 1150 Brushwood Road, Pike, NH 03780.
, infant son of Ethan and Jessica (Oakes) Conrad was born September 13th, at Concord Hospital and died peacefully in the loving care of his parents, on Sunday, September 15th, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Elliott Hospital, Manchester. Jacob is survived by his parents, Ethan and Jessica Conrad of Northfield, NH; maternal grandparents, Dale and Kathy Oakes of Piermont, NH; paternal grandparents, Philip and Kim Conrad of Pike, NH; maternal great grandfather, Wendell Oakes of Piermont; paternal great grandmother, Betty Conrad of Pike; maternal aunt, Amanda McCullen and husband Robert of Loudon, NH; maternal uncle, Jonathan Oakes of Piermont; paternal uncle, Tyson Conrad of Tilton, NH; two cousins, Logan and Hailey McCullen of Loudon; and numerous great aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by maternal great grandparents, Virginia Oakes, Carrie Jane Henderson, and Harry Martin; paternal great grandparents, John Conrad, Jr., Dale and Estella Ramsay; and paternal uncle, Seth Conrad. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, September 28th, at 1 PM in the Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elliot Hospital, c/o NICU, One Elliot Way, Manchester, NH 03103 or the March of Dimes, Birth Defects Foundation, PO Box 605, Barre, VT 05641. Jacob's parents wish to acknowledge the love and care he received by the staff in the NICU at the Elliott and Concord Hospitals.
, 58, of Briar Hill Road died at his home on Monday, September 16, 2013. Kevin was born on September 22, 1954, in Keene, NH, to Kevin B. and Joan (Hendry) Kennedy. He was a graduate of Woodsville High School, Class of 1971. Upon graduation, he entered the US Air Force where he served as a maintenance craftsman for 16 years and as a maintenance supervisor for 2 years. He retired, having attained the rank of Master Sergeant. During his military career he was stationed at bases around the world. Since 1996, Kevin had been employed in the maintenance department at the Grafton County Nursing Home. Kevin especially loved the time he spent with the residents at the County Home. He enjoyed maintaining his property. He led a very quiet life. He was predeceased by his parents, Kevin B. Kennedy on November 27, 1983 and Joan Kennedy on June 17, 1997; by his brother, John H. Kennedy on December 2, 2006; and by his sister and her husband, Brenda and Donald Robb on January 27, 2013. He is survived by four sisters, Susan J. Kennedy of Newbury, VT, Maureen E. Fuller of Dalton, NH, Kathryn A. Kennedy of Cape Coral, FL, and Claire S. Touseau and husband Thomas of Derry, NH; two brothers, Brian K. Kennedy and wife Kathy of North Haverhill, and Michael J. Kennedy and wife Kathleen Bruns of Haverhill; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and an aunt and uncle. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Friday, September 20, at 12 PM at the New Hampshire State Veteran s Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Grafton County Home Association, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 68, of Park Street, and a former longtime Wells River, VT resident, died Thursday, September 19, 2013 at her home following an extended illness. She was born in Vergennes, VT, June 5, 1945, the daughter of Gilbert and Eleanor (Hayes) Stebbins. Mary graduated from Vergennes High School and later the Fanny Allen School of Nursing in Burlington, VT where she received her LPN certification. Mary, along with her husband, moved to Wells River in 1974, and she worked for many years at the Blue Mt. Union School as the assistant librarian. She was a member of the former Woodsville Study Club, Cottage Hospital Auxiliary, Rivers Reach, Blue Mt. Grange, and VNEA. She loved reading, knitting, and being with her family. She married Duane M. Hobbs on September 23, 1967. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Stebbins; and an aunt, Marion Goulet. Survivors include her husband, Duane of Woodsville; her children, Michael Hobbs and his daughters, Elizabeth Hazen Hobbs and Matilda Mary Hobbs of Litchfield, Minnesota, Jonathan Hobbs and wife Kindra and children, Kyle and Paige Royer of Woodsville, Joe Pollender of Boston, MA, Kate Davie and husband Steve and their children, Hannah, Willa, and Owen, of Ryegate, VT, Abby Pollender and her children Molly Goolman, Ann and Kara Goolman of St. Johnsbury, VT, and Ann Pollender and husband Alan Kamman and their family, Aliza and Sawyer Kamman of Lincoln, VT; a brother, John Stebbins of Boca Raton, FL; and along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, September 24 from 6 to 8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 25 at 2 PM at the St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, with Rev. Jeffrey Statz officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph s Catholic Cemetery, Bath, NH. Memorial contributions can be made to the Woodsville Ambulance, PO Box 50, Woodsville, NH 03785, Baldwin Memorial Library, Main Street, Wells River, VT 05081, or to Haverhill VFW Post # 5245, c/o Dale Pierson, Beech Street, Woodsville, NH 03785.
North Haverhill, NH – Lillian Elizabeth (Koch) Schurr
, 75, formerly of Haverhill, NH, died Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Grafton County Nursing Home. She was born in New York City, NY, November 18, 1937, the daughter of Edward and Madeline (Hage) Koch, Sr. Lillian married George J. Schurr on June 4, 1966 and he predeceased her on November 20, 1999. She was a secretary for many years at Crumpton Richmond. Lillian and George moved to Haverhill in October of 1986. Survivors include two brothers, Raymond Koch of Long Island, NY and Edward Koch, Jr. of Florida; several nieces, nephews, and 2 cousins; and extended family at On The Green, Haverhill and Grafton County Nursing Home. A graveside service will be on Tuesday, September 24, at 10:30 at the Ladd Street Cemetery in Haverhill.
, 63, of Treetop Estates, died on September 20, 2013, after a brief illness, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Linda was born in Woodsville, on September 21, 1949, to Bernard and Mildred (Emerson) Dobbins. She was a graduate of McIndoe Falls (VT) Academy. She married Gary Downer on December 11, 1971. From 1981 to 2006, Linda was the secretary and treasurer for Gary s Fuels of North Haverhill, NH, the business she operated with her husband Gary. Linda belonged to the Ross-Wood Unit #20 Ladies Auxiliary of Woodsville, the Lyndonville, VT, VFW and the St. Johnsbury, VT, Elks. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, quilting, crafting and painting. Along with her husband, family, and friends, she had numerous travel adventures through the Caribbean, Mexico, and Alaska, as-well-as countless trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Along with Gary, she spent the past several winters in Florida. She enjoyed cars, convertibles, and motorcycling and had her own trike. She loved yard-saling and lots of shopping. Linda was predeceased by her mother and step-father, Mildred and Stanley Clifford and her father, Bernard Dobbins. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Gary Downer of Woodsville; her three daughters, Cheryl Kozuch and husband Tony of Woodsville, Wanda Downer and husband Rick Colbeth of Woodsville, and Jami-Lynn Johnson and husband Randy of East Ryegate, VT; her grandchildren, Brian and Mariah Mallett, Corey and Samantha Colbeth, Elliott Johnson and Baby Johnson, due in December; her twin sisters, Sandy of Massachusetts and Pam of California; her brother, Leonard Dobbins of Connecticut; an aunt Chris Jacobs, aunts and uncles, Royal and Richard Emerson, Larry and Naomi Emerson, and an aunt and uncle Leonard and Evelyn Dobbins; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; extended family and friends. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, September 25 from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Thursday, September 26 at 1 PM at the Woodsville United Methodist Church, 11 Maple Street, Woodsville, with Rev. Clint Brake, officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Swiftwater Road, Woodsville.
, 88, formerly of Brill Hill Road, died September 22, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH following a period of failing health. She was born in Waycross, GA, March 30, 1925, a daughter of George M. and Prudence (Tatum) Bowen. For most of her adult life she lived in South Ozone Park, Queens, NY, and worked in the personnel department for PanAm Airways at John F. Kennedy Airport. She moved to Woodsville later in her life to be nearer to her family. Dora enjoyed ten pin bowling and was a member of the PanAm Bowling Team that led her to compete in tournaments around the world. She was also a member of the Sunshine Bowling League in Woodsville. Most notably, Dora served as a volunteer for many years at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, and was recognized as the Volunteer of the Year by the State of New Hampshire Association of Hospital Auxiliaries in 2000. She married Joseph Maone on October 27, 1945. He predeceased her on February 4, 1989. She was also predeceased by her son Michael Maone on August 19, 2012; and by two brothers, George and Richard Bowen; and a sister, Billie Byrne. Survivors include two daughters Anne Amature and husband Eugene of Woodsville, and Teresa Maone and husband Philip Gitomer of Princeton, NJ; six grandchildren, Alex Amature and wife Sherry, Matthew Amature, Douglas and Martin Gitomer, Joseph Maone, and Angela Romero and husband David; seven great grandchildren, Nicholas, Alexandra and Joseph Amature, Anissa McCullough, Matthew Maone, and Cadence and Chastity Romer; a brother-in-law, Alexander Maone of Long Island, NY ; several nieces, nephews and cousins; along with special friends, Elaine Pollak and Marion Moe Staplefeld. Calling hours will be on Friday, September 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A memorial service will be on Saturday, September 28, at 9 AM at Ricker Funeral Home, with Rev. Clinton Brake of the Woodsville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, NY at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
North Haverhill, NH - Michael Todd Bishop
, 50, of Benton Road, died on September 22, 2013, following a brief illness, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Mike was born on April 17, 1963, in Hanover, NH, to Ronald and Charlotte (Bean) Bishop. He was a graduate of the Woodsville High School, Class of 1982. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy and served from 1982-1985. Then, he served time in the Naval Reserve for three years. Mike married Donna Colby on August 13, 2005. Mike was a former press operator at Dartmouth Printing and Upper Valley Press. Currently, he was employed as a braider operator at New England Wire, Lisbon, NH. Mike was a huge NASCAR and Jeff Gordon fan. He enjoyed computers, photography, Eagles, and yard-saling. He was very patriotic. He could be found puttering and working around his home and with his blueberry bushes. He loved his family and his dog, Dakota. He was predeceased by his father, Ronald Bishop on March 11, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Donna Bishop of North Haverhill; his mother Charlotte Bishop and friend Joe Aguilar of Woodsville; three step children, Amanda Conery of Oxen Hill, MD, Erin Stimson and husband Mike of Bath, NH, and Kelsey Mardin of Canaan, NH; two sisters, Janelle Bagley of Bradford, VT and Michelle Bishop Warden and husband Bill of Woodsville; a brother, Jeff Bishop and wife, Cindy of North Haverhill; several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles; along with numerous comrades from his time in the US Navy. Calling hours will be on Thursday, September 26, from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville. Private burial services will be observed by the family at the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Randolph, VT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Haverhill Dog Kennel, c/o Town of Haverhill, 2975 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774 or to the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
,70, of Warren, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Tony was born in New Martinsville, WV, January 29, 1943, the son of Thomas D. and Irene M. (Blanchard) Kelley. He served as a first Lieutenant in the US Army 18th Engineer Brigade. He earned the National Defense medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and sharpshooter with rifle bar, and most notably the Bronze Star Medal. Tony employed for 35 years as an engineer for US Gypsum in Boston, MA. He resided in Warren for the past seven years, where he was a member of the Warren United Methodist Church. He worked part time at the Burning Bush Home Center in Warren. He left Lexington, MA to find country living and found it in Warren, where he created a homestead for himself and the rescued golden retrievers that were always part of his life. He devoted many years to “Yankee Golden Rescue”, and their November calendar page features Tony’s three retrievers. Tony made service to others his ambition and the many people of this Town he tended his helping hands to will never forget his kindness, willingness to serve, his cheerful voice and ever present smile. He is survived by a cousin, Jeanne Harris of Pahrump, Nevada; his loving partner Patricia “Pat” Wilson of Warren, and many friends. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held in the Warren United Methodist Church on Wednesday, October 9th, at 2 PM, with Rev. David Moore officiating. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Warren United Methodist Church, Warren, NH 03279 or Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, PO Box 808, Hudson, MA 01749-0808.
(82) Aunt Janet to most passed away on September 26, 2013. Aunt Janet was born on January 15, 1931 to the late George Bailey Sr. and Dorothy Hunt Bailey. She grew up in McIndoe Falls, VT, graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy (VT) in 1949, and Fisher College (Boston, MA) in 1951. After graduation from college Aunt Janet worked for what is now Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, retiring in 1996 after 45 years as a medical secretary. She was predeceased by her sisters Joyce Bailey Wood and Jean Bailey Carter; brother George Bailey Jr.; brothers-in-law Douglas Wood Sr. and Richard Carter Sr.; niece Cynthia Carter; nephews Richard Carter Jr. and Daniel Carter; and great-niece Elizabeth Wood. Aunt Janet never married and never had children, but was the beloved aunt to many the glue that held the family together especially after losing her siblings so early. Even with advancing poor health, Aunt Janet had the ability to bring her family together, reuniting cousins to form lasting relationships. She leaves behind nieces Christine Suki Wood (Andrew) Higham, Joanna Carter (Paul) Aldrich, Diane Wood Allsop, Mary Carter (Roger) Hinds, Jennie Carter (Casey) Gawlak, Heidi (Carl Schofield) Carter, Sloane Bailey, and Heather Wood (David) Sulham; nephews Douglas (Jan) Wood Jr., Thomas Wood Sr., Brent Wood, David (Julie) Wood, and George (Laura Cole) Bailey III; many cousins, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews. Aunt Janet also leaves behind her wonderful friend and neighbor Rosie Holmes and her childhood friend Marilyn Garrow. The family would like to thank the Westboro House (assisted living facility in West Lebanon) owners and staff for taking such good care of Aunt Janet, especially during the last few weeks of her life. And David Ruel (of the Hair Shed in Lebanon, NH) for being a great friend and making sure for nearly 40 years our beautiful aunt s hair was always perfectly coifed! It seems that in nearly every photo of Aunt Janet there was a cat or dog with her; she had a lifelong love and respect for our 4-legged furry friends. One of the hardest things she ever had to do was to give up her cats upon moving into an assisted living facility. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made in Aunt Janet s memory to the Upper Valley Humane Society, 300 Old Route 10, Enfield, NH 03748, www.uvhs.org, 603.448.6888. A graveside ceremony and celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at 3 PM in the Horse Meadow Cemetery, North Haverhill, NH. Rev. Clinton Brake of the Woodsville United Methodist Church will officiate.
, 75, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 27, 2013 at her home. Pat was born in Salem, MA on December 29th, 1937. She Graduated from St. Chritiane s Catholic School in 1955. Pat had trained and worked in the medical community throughout the North Shore of Massachusetts and in the Haverhill, NH area. She was avid animal lover and spent many years taking care of all the birds that came to her feeders. Pat was an independent free spirit who loved the home that she built and all of her collections of neat stuff. She was predeceased by three sons, Michael, Mark, and Matthew; and a sister, Carol. She is survived by her daughters, Kimberly and Deirdre; a son, Jonathan; 5 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. In keeping with Pat s wishes there will be no public services held. In lieu of flowers, Pat would be absolutely elated if you would donate to any animal rescue shelter or humane society.
North Haverhill, NH - Ernest Wayne Ernie Pratt
, 74, died at his home on Partridge Lane, on Friday, September 27, 2013. Ernie was born on March 22, 1939, in Montpelier, VT, to Ernest W. and Dorothy (Hopkins) Pratt. He attended St. Michael s Schools in Montpelier and graduated in 1957. While in school, he delivered newspapers several days a week and was both a choir boy and altar boy. Upon graduation he worked for the A&P Supermarket in Montpelier until joining the US Army where, after six years, he received his Honorable Discharge. He then worked for the A&P in Littleton until he purchased his own business with his wife, Sue. Together they owned and operated the Bath Variety Store for 35 years, retiring in 2001. He also worked for Profile Cleaners in Littleton for about 30 years. Ernie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Woodsville and also attended St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Lisbon, NH. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 1835 of Littleton. Ernie was an avid cribbage player and enjoyed playing at the Ross-Wood Post of the American Legion and elsewhere. He participated in candlepin bowling in Littleton. Ernie enjoyed all the Boston professional sports teams. In his younger day, he played basketball. He had a close relationship with his nieces and nephews and attended their activities and sporting event. The Pratt s spent many happy times with family and friends at their camp on Hall s Lake in Newbury, VT. Ernie is survived by his wife, Sudene Sue (Saulters) Pratt, of North Haverhill, to whom he was married on July 24, 1965; five sisters, Harriet Blanchard of Washington, VT, Susan Jewett and husband Peter of Dedham, ME, Sandra Roy and husband Richard of Woodsville, Mary Collins and husband James of Newbury, and Janet Capozzola and husband Marc of New Fairfield, CT; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Monday, September 30, 2013 from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, October 1, at 11 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Monroe Road, Bath, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to either St. Catherine of Siena, Lisbon, NH 03585 or to Fresenius Medical Care, 56 Etna Road, Suite 106, Lebanon, NH 03766.
, 86, formerly of Woodsville, NH and Lake Groton, VT, died September 27, 2013, at the AVOW Hospice, in Naples, following a brief illness. She was born in Newport, VT, May 16, 1927, the daughter of Gordon Smith and Anna Marie (Elkins) Page. Patty graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy, Class of 1945. Patty married Paul N. Ricker of Woodsville, on June 27, 1948 and together they operated Ricker Funeral Home in Woodsville from 1963 until their retirement in 1986. For many years they wintered in Florida, initially in Sarasota, later relocating to Naples. Summers were spent at the family camp on Lake Groton, VT. She is a former member of the Woodsville United Methodist Church and is a member of Iona Lafayette Chapter # 42 Order of Eastern Star of North Haverhill. Patty was predeceased by her husband of 64 years Paul N. Ricker on June 9, 2012 and by a brother, Gordon Smith Page. She is survived by her son, Philip P. Ricker of Naples; her daughter, Paula R. House and her husband of Woodsville; two grandchildren, Kimberly House of Lebanon, NH and Christopher House and his wife Samantha and their daughter, Lilly of Hartford, VT; a brother, Charles Elkins Page of Enfield, CT and Naples; nieces, nephews, and a cousin. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Saturday, October 19, at 1 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Swiftwater Road, Woodsville, with Rev. Clinton Brake, of the Woodsville United Methodist Church, officiating.
, age 85, died peacefully at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH, on October 1, 2013. Stew lived most of his adult life in Waterbury, VT, from 1960 until December 2012. There he raised his family, milked cows, and gave of himself through friendship, community service, Christian fellowship, and in the Cooperative Extension Service as County Agent and State Extension Dairyman. Born in St. Johnsbury, VT on August 8, 1928, he was the son of Charles E. Sr. and Elizabeth (Garvin) Gibson. Stew's fondest memories of youth were of working for his Uncle John on the farm at Gibson Acres in South Ryegate, his home town. This is where the great love for farming and cows blossomed in Stew, as he learned the art of working the dump rake as a teamster, milked cows by hand, stacked loose hay, and took mid-day siestas under the old sugar maple. Stew attended St. Johnsbury Academy, graduating in the Class of '46. Sports, academics, leadership activities, and dear friendships were hallmarks of Stew's high school days. He lettered in football, basketball, and track, was class president, and consistently achieved academic honors. Stew graduated from the University of Vermont College of Agriculture in 1951 with a B.S. in Agronomy. In 1953 he received his M.S. in Dairy Cattle Nutrition from the University of New Hampshire After their simultaneous graduation from UNH in 1953 Stewart and Marion Webster joined in matrimony. Stew enrolled in the U.S. Army as an officer trainee, and the newlyweds were stationed at a base near Baltimore, MD. It was there that their first daughter, Mary, was born in 1954. In 1956, Stew began his career with the UVM Extension Service as the Assistance County Agricultural Agent in Chittenden County, VT. A son David was born in 1958. In 1960, the couple purchased a 30-cow dairy herd and farm on Kneeland Flats, in Waterbury, VT, and Stew left the Extension Service - temporarily. The second son, William, was born in 1963. Lucia's birth in 1968 rounded out the clan. Stew and Marion farmed from 1960 to 1968. In 1963, Stew re-upped with VT Extension as the Washington County Agricultural Agent. In 1967, Stew's became State Extension Dairyman, which included teaching courses in the UVM Ag College. With anguish, he and Marion sold the farm and moved the family to Gregg Hill in Waterbury Center, VT. In this state-wide role, Stew hoed a unique row in his profession, compassionately meeting each individual where they were , helping to sort out issues and priorities, then providing guidance, instruction, and mentorship from a custom-fit blend of research, personal experience, and common sense. Stew had a gift for communicating with deep sincerity, profound understanding, and endearing humor. Stew s influence gained a larger than Vermont and New England reputation from his practical synthesis of information delivered to farmers in various leadership roles: Superintendent of Cattle (1964; 1969-1981) and Director (1958-1981) for the Champlain Valley Exposition; award-winning management of the UVM Dairy Herd; dairy fitting and showing, judging, and teaching thereof; instruction, guidance and selection of VT youth for 4-H dairy showmanship; leadership activities with Cabot Creamery Coop, VT Dairyman s & Industry Association, VT Dairy Herd Improvement Association, UVM Extension Faculty Organization, and the VT Housing & Conservation Board; and teaching, advising and befriending countless students at UVM for nearly 30 years. Stew was formally recognized numerous times for his contributions, including the Joseph E. Carrigan award, as Outstanding Herdsman, George D. Aiken VT Agriculturist of the Year, and inductee to the VT Agriculture Hall of Fame, to name a very few. He was asked by then Governor M. Kunin to be her Commissioner of Agriculture. In 1976 Stew married his second wife, Joan Myers of Waterbury. They relocated to Blush Hill in Waterbury. Stew and Joan were avid gardeners; Harwood Union sports supporters; Ham radio operators; and devoted to animals, including beloved cats and Golden Retrievers, and the annual flock of ducks on their pond. They were active in the Waterbury Fast Squad, McLure's Alumni Band and the Waterbury Community Band. Stew served over ten years as Waterbury selectman. Stew retired at age 69, following Joan s gallant battle with cancer in 1997. Named Professor Emeritus at UVM, he left a legacy in the agricultural community, but he never left it behind. Stew spent retirement volunteering at Fletcher-Allen Oncology, as well as with VT Hospice, and cultivating friendships. Stew demonstrated incredible love of and pride in his children and grandchildren, basking in their presence, and surrounding them with his love and devotion. He also continued to make farm visits and attend farmer activities with his son Willie, extending his affection and admiration to many farmers and professionals who other-wise would not have met him. Stew s highest form of legacy was his family and friendships. He was predeceased by many beloved: his parents, Charles E., Sr. and Elizabeth (Garvin) Gibson, Marion (Webster) Gibson, Lucia Jean Gibson, David Stewart Gibson, Joan (Myers) Gibson, beloved grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and dear friends. Stew leaves dear ones to carry on his memory and works, including: (children) Mary Truax and companion Jeff Holden of Waterbury Center, William Gibson and wife Martha of Ryegate, VT; Lucia Burke and husband Sam of Berlin, VT; (grandchildren) Byron Truax and wife Penny of Morrisville, VT; Ethan and Jesse Burke of Berlin, VT; Angela Dempsey of Norfolk, VA; Philip, John, Isaac, Kateri, Celine, Anthony and Daniel Gibson of Ryegate, VT; (great grandchildren) Hannah and Lydia Truax of Morrisville, VT; and Mya Dempsey of Norfolk, VA; (brother) Charles E. Gibson, Jr. and wife Joanne of Montpelier, VT. Many dear friends include Stew s best friend from STJA, Dick Hovey and wife Dot of Peacham, VT; the rest of his beloved classmates of 46; and so many more.... all beloved by Stew. A Christian Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 19, at 11 am at the South Ryegate, VT Presbyterian Church, Rev. Catherine Cook presiding. All are welcome. Stories, pictures, memorabilia are encouraged. A luncheon in Stew's honor will immediately follow at the Church. If you would like to contribute to a cause in honor of Stew, the family suggests: research for cancer, HIV, Alzheimer s; hospice care; the Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH; or the VT 4-H Youth Agriculture Project.
North Haverhill, NH Gertrude A. Heilemann
, 83, passed away suddenly and peacefully on Monday, October 7, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home. She was born in berlingen, Germany, January 30, 1930, the daughter of Julius and Frieda (Maul) Dobmaier. She was married on August 12, 1950 to Albert Heilemann. They lived in Sersheim, Germany until December 1957 when they emigrated with their two young sons, Wolfgang and Peter, to America. While living in Hackensack, NJ, both Albert and Gertrude became American citizens. They were both very proud of their adopted country and were very faithful to vote in all elections. In 1964 the family moved to Fishkill, NY where Albert worked for IBM. Gertrude also found a job at IBM and worked for many years in the kitchen service department in East Fishkill. A great source of pride was her achieving a high school diploma just before her oldest son, Wolfgang, graduated from high school in 1969. While in Fishkill, Gertrude was very active in the Fishkill Baptist Church and especially loved teaching at the Mother s of Pre-Schoolers group, MOPS. In 2001 Gertrude, now a widow, moved to Haverhill, NH to live closer to her son, Peter. She loved to travel, gardening, reading her Bible, attending church and doting on her grandchildren. She was especially adept at logging on to her computer in the middle of the night and playing electronic backgammon with people from most of the continents on earth. She is survived by her two sons, Wolfgang and Peter; three daughter s in law; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren. The closest great grandchild, born this July, was able to sit in her lap this August. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 11th, at 3:00 PM at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, North Haverhill, NH. There will also be a memorial service at the Fishkill Baptist Church, Fishkill, NY on Friday, October 18th, at 3 PM. Burial will be in the Fishkill, NY Rural Cemetery. Cards and remembrances may be mailed to Peter Heilemann, 6 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH 03785. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Upper Valley Compassionate Care Center, a faith-based, 501c3 non-profit counseling center in which Oma , as Gertrude was known, had great interest. The address is 1 Court Street, Suite 160, Lebanon, NH 03766.
, 73 of Wild Ammonoosuc Road, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at his home following a period of failing health. He was born in Jericho, VT, October 6, 1940, a son of David Harold and Mary Margaret (Benoit) Paye and graduated from Newbury High School, Class of 1959. He served for a brief time with the Vermont National Guard. John later married Judith Nelson on May 4, 1963. For 31 years, John worked as a lineman and later as foreman for Green Mountain Power from their Wells River Office, retiring in 1999. Along with his wife Judy, they owned and operated the Birchwood Motor Inn in Wells River for 11 years, selling it in 2006. John was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a life member of the North American Hunting Club. He and Judy have wintered in Florida from late fall to early May for the past 12 years. While in Florida, he enjoyed using his pontoon boat, taking family and friends out fishing. Survivors include his wife of 50 years Judy M. Paye of Swiftwater; a daughter, Daneen Paye of Rumney, NH; a son, David Paye and wife Beth of East Ryegate; his mother, Mary Paye Fortier of Woodsville; six grandchildren, Joseph Paye, Katelyn and Haley Craig, and their father Brian Craig of East Ryegate, Kayla and Cody Bilodeau, Lacey Paye and her friend Cory Pike and a great grandson Cayden Pike; four brothers, Richard E. Paye of Denver, CO, Wilfred P. Paye of South Ryegate, VT, Delmar J. Paye of Claremont, NH, and Wayne D. Paye of Newbury; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by a granddaughter Jasmine Lilyanne Marie Paye on July 20, 2013, and a brother Rodney D. Paye on April 13, 2006. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at a later date in the West Newbury Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Centralized Memorial Processing Center, 30 Speen Street, Framingham, MA 01701.
Ryegate, VT – Maxine Helen (Hunt) Hoisington
, 84 of Symes Pond Road, died unexpectedly, Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at her home. She was born in McIndoe Falls, VT, January 2, 1929, a daughter of Chester and Ada (Bennett) Hunt. Maxine grew up in Ryegate and went to school in Ryegate, North Hartland, and graduated from Hartford High School, class of 1947. She married Freeman Moses Hoisington on June 19, 1947. During her working career she worked for the Norwich Inn, Norwich, VT, Camp Lochearn for Girls, Post Mills, VT, Camp Billings, Fairlee, VT, Dartmouth Skiway, Lyme, NH, and was the Postmistress for the Ely Post Office, Ely, VT. Maxine and Freeman lived in Post Mills for 27 years before moving back to her childhood home on Symes Pond Road in Ryegate. Maxine was a fifty plus year member of the Grange and currently is a member of the Blue Mountain Grange in Ryegate. She was a former member of the University Grange in Norwich, VT. She was also a member of the South Ryegate Women’s Club, a former member of the Upper Valley Snowpackers of West Fairlee, VT, and the Connecticut Valley Swingers in Bradford, VT. She enjoyed countless hours with her husband square dancing. Maxine loved snowmobiling, camping, hunting, hornpouting, fishing, handwork, sewing, making teddy bears, and gardening. She is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Fraser and husband Richard of South Ryegate, VT, Charlene Bourgeois and husband John of West Fairlee, VT, and Cheryl Braudis and husband Chris of Canaan, NH; two sons, Steven Hoisington of Ryegate, VT and Timothy Hoisington and Tina Wilcox of Canaan, NH; nine grandchildren, Christine, Jeffrey, Michael, Jason, Brian, Troy, Codi, Magan, and Tyler; nine great grandchildren, Kathryn, Nadia, Ian, Mary, Anastase, Mazie, Luke, Keegan, and Kailee; a sister, Janice Lightcap of White River Jct, VT; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Friday, October 25, from 6 to 8 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Saturday, October 26, at 1 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, with Rev. Dr. M. Catherine Cook from the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Blue Mountain Cemetery in Ryegate, VT. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495.
Bath, NH Retired Lt. Col. (USAF) Paul A. Bailey
, 67, of Joy Road, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2013, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Milwaukee, WI, May 29, 1946, a son of Paul C. and Dorothy (Wallace) Bailey. Paul graduated from Clover Park High School, Class of 1963 in Tacoma, WA. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army that started a distinguished 37 year military career. In November 1963, he completed parachute jump school and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. Paul married Nancy Rainey on October 18, 1969. In 1970, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Lowell State College in Lowell, MA. In 1974, he received a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from University of Massachusetts, Lowell. In February of 1975, Paul enlisted in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and in 1980 he was assigned to the 58th Aerial Port Squadron at Westover AFB, Westover, MA. Upon his promotion to Major in 1994, he transferred to Hanscom AFB in Bedford, MA. In 2001, he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel. Paul retired from the Air Force Reserve on May 3, 2006 as the Deputy Director Strategic Planning, Plans, and Program Directorate, Electronic System Center at Hanscom AFB. Paul also worked for Fidelity Investments, managing the logistics, mail, and currier operations for over 14 years in Boston, MA. Paul was a Communicant of St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Woodsville. He was a member of the Haverhill Memorial VFW Post #5245 of North Haverhill, Ross-Wood American Legion Post #20 of Woodsville, Bath Planning Board, Life Member of the Retired Officers Association, National Rifle Association, and the C 123 Veterans Association. He was predeceased by his father, Paul C. Bailey. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Nancy (Rainey) Bailey of Bath, NH; a daughter, Laura LaValle and husband Sal of Pelham, NH; two grandchildren, Joseph and Rachael LaValle both of Pelham, NH; his mother, Dorothy Bailey of Sanford, ME; a sister, Maryann Sousa of Sanford, ME; three brothers, William Bailey of Grand Junction, CO, Thomas Bailey of Lowell, MA, and David Bailey of Mechanicsburg, PA; a foster daughter, Brooke McNiff of Groton, MA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Sunday, November 3, from 2 to 4 PM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, November 4, at 10:30 AM, at St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH with Father Jeffrey Statz as celebrant. Burial will be at New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Route 3, Boscawen, NH on Monday, November 4, at 2:30 PM with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 41 Cottage Street, PO Box 323, Littleton, NH 03561.
, 85, died on Monday, November 4, 2013 at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. She was born in Wells River, VT, on June 18, 1928, the daughter of Harry Joseph and Doris Evelyn (Meader) Cushing. On June 7, 1958, she married Dale A. Fifield. Ruth was the cook and baker at the former Redburn s Diner in Woodsville. Over the years, she also worked at the Happy Hour Restaurant and the P& H Truck Stop in Wells River. For a brief time she was the cook in the cafeteria for the Blue Mountain Union School. Ruth attended the Groton United Methodist Church and worked on the Groton chicken pie suppers. She started and volunteered for the clothing exchange in Ryegate and Groton and was honored by Modern Woodmen of America for her community service. She belonged to the Red Hat Society. Ruth won the WYKR Bird and Bloom questions multiple times. She also enjoyed fly fishing. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Dale Fifield on October 14, 1993; a son, Joseph Carroll Cushing; two brothers, Harold Cushing Murdock and Donald Cushing Murdock; and a sister, Priscilla Cushing. She is survived by three daughters, Karen L. Proulx and husband Kurt of Vergennes, VT, Donna M. Davis and husband Kurt, and Jennifer L. Martel and husband Joseph, both of North Haverhill, NH; three sons, Edwin B. Fifield and wife Joyce of Newbury, VT, Alan Fifield and wife Rose of Wells River, and Gary E. Fifield and wife Carrie of Landaff, NH; fifteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren; siblings, Katherine Cushing of Newbury, VT, Mary Coutermarsh of Concord, NH, James Cushing and wife Rebecca of Lisbon, NH, George Cushing and wife Linda of Waterford, VT, Elizabeth Cushing of Lisbon, NH, Harry Cushing and wife Sandra of Ryegate, VT, Doreen Delano of Newbury, VT, Linda Whitehill and husband Bud of Groton, VT, Patricia Carle of Prescott, AZ; sister in law, Ruth Sargeant Fifield of Wilder, VT; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Thursday, November 7th from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A memorial service will be on Friday, November 8th at 1 PM at the Groton United Methodist Church, Scott Highway, Groton, VT with Pastor Candace Ricker, officiating. Burial will follow in the Groton Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Groton Food Shelf, 1476 Scott Highway, Groton, VT 05046.
Ryegate, VT - Pierre Joseph Peter Beaulieu
, 55, of the South Bayley Hazen Road, went to be with is wife Pam on November 5, 2013. Peter was born in Haverhill, NH, on October 1, 1958, to George V. and Marie B. (Duval) Beaulieu. He graduated from the Blue Mountain Union School, Class of 1977. Peter worked for various companies and employers in the Upper Valley area his entire life. In November 1984, he married Pamela May Berard and she predeceased him on September 4, 2011. He was also predeceased by his twin brother and a sister, Annette. Peter is survived by a daughter, Priscilla Beaulieu and her son, Kai Allen, of Wells River, VT; a son, Joseph Beaulieu and his wife Leonie of Australia; his siblings, Georgette Almeida and companion Lyndal , Robert Beaulieu and wife Norma, Claudette Darling and husband Donald, Yvette Tomlinson and husband Gary, Bernadette Papineau, George Beaulieu, Paulette O Bryan and husband Dave, Paul Beaulieu and wife Barbara, Lisette Rowden and husband Bill, and Suzette Smith and husband Cecil; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; along with several members of his wife, Pam s, family. Calling hours will be on Friday, November 8, from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A graveside service will be on Saturday, November 9, at 11 AM, in the Danville Green Cemetery, Danville, VT.
North Haverhill, NH - June Roberta Chamberlin
, 86, died on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH. She was born in East Ryegate, VT, May 24, 1927, the daughter of Jay I. and Eva (Wallace) Chamberlin. June graduated from Woodsville High School, class of 1944 and went on to graduate from Becker Junior College, Worcester, MA class of 1946. She worked for the Grafton County Farm Bureau, Woodsville, NH, and later moved to the Boston area in 1949. June worked at Harvard University for over 25 years, and retired from the Fiduciary Trust in Boston. She enjoyed reading, the Red Sox, traveling, visiting the ocean, music, plays and especially spending time with her nephews and nieces. June was an active member and volunteer of the Newton Presbyterian Church, Newton, MA. She was predeceased by three sisters, Edith (Chamberlin) Crawford, Grace (Chamberlin) Keenan and Joyce Chamberlin; and a nephew, Kevin Crawford. Survivors include nieces and nephews, Donald Crawford, St. Augustine, FL, Diane (Crawford) McCarthy, Waltham, MA, Paul Keenan and Robert Keenan, East Ryegate, VT, and Alice (Keenan) Frazer, Monroe, NH; several great and great great nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at 11 AM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with Rev. Dr. Howard Gaston officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in McIndoe Falls Cemetery. June s family would like to offer a special Thank You to the caregivers at Grafton County Nursing Home for the dedicated and loving care she received while a resident.
, 67, of Streeter Drive, died at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Edward was born in Hanover, NH, on September 9, 1946, to Wallace and Evelyn (Weeks) Pierson. He was a graduate of Orford High School, Class of 1964. On August 20, 1965, he married Shirley Jones. Edward worked all over the Upper Valley as a finish carpenter for George Porter, Wayne Pike, Estes & Gallup, and for himself. He was also a member of the Vermont National Guard, based out of the Bradford Armory for six years. Edward was a member of the Elks Club in Hartford, VT. An avid outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, camping and snowmobiling along with his friendship with the late Larry Benoit. He helped his brother-in-law, Bruce Streeter care for his draft horses, Bert, Bob, Mike, and George. He also had a soft spot for his cat, Maddy. He was predeceased by a daughter, Lori A. Stearns on September 4, 2005; a sister, Carol A. Ball on December 19, 2009; and a brother-in-law, Allan M. Ball on September 14, 1986. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Pierson of Orford; a daughter, Amy Pierson and husband David Huntington of Orford; a granddaughter, Montanna Germana; a sister, Sheila Mallett and husband Dale of Bartlett, NH; a brother, Richard Pierson and wife Jeannie of Fairlee, VT; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Friday, November 15, at 1 PM at the Orford Street Cemetery, Orford, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Volunteer Services, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756, to benefit the Infusion Garden which is dedicated in the memory of his daughter, Lori.
, 84, died on Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH. She was born in South Ryegate, VT, February 16, 1929, the daughter of Perley A. and Winona M. (Henderson) Sulham. She married Gordon Nelson Phelps on September 18, 1945. They lived and raised their five children in the South Ryegate area. Dolly worked at the Littleton Shoe Shop, P&H Truckstop, and was a waitress at Thomas Pharmacy. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking, reading, and Native American heritage. Dolly enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Gordon N. Phelps on September 26, 2006; a sister, Elizabeth Patterson; and three brothers, Edward, Milford, and Richard Sulham. Survivors include five children, Dale Phelps and wife Roberta of Bath, NH, Allen Phelps and wife Sue of East Ryegate, VT, Wayne Phelps and wife Harriet of Miamisburg, OH, Debra Roy and husband Arthur, Jr. of West Barnet, VT, and Rick Phelps and wife Linda of Bedford, NH; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 1 great great granddaughter; two brothers, Homer Sulham of Ascutney, VT and Russell Sulham of Wells River; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, November 16 , at 10:30 AM, at the Pinehurst Cemetery, South Ryegate, VT, with Rev. Dr. M. Catherine Cook of the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church officiating.
Bath, NH - New Hampshire Executive Councilor and Grafton County Commissioner Raymond S. Burton
, 74, of River Road, died peacefully at his home, the Burton Family Farm, on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Raymond was born in Burlington, VT, on August 13, 1939, to Stephen J. and Natalie (Hill) Burton. He attended the Bath Village School, then graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1958. Following his high school graduation, he earned his Bachelor Degree in Education from Plymouth State College in 1962. As an educator, he taught for a short time in Andover and as a teaching principal at the Warren Village School and Springfield College. In his public life, Raymond will forever be known for his lifelong dedication to the people of New Hampshire, particularly the residents of the North Country, whom he has continuously served as Executive Councilor for District 1 since 1981. He often stated that, We cannot let anybody in Concord forget that there s life north of Concord. We have to tell them to start looking out their north windows. Throughout his fifty plus years of service, he has received multiple forms of recognition. He was proud of being a sponsor for the YMCA Youth in Government Program, involving high school students in the process of government. He initiated the student intern program for high school and college students to obtain experience in government. In 2010, he was a recipient of the Granite State Award and the Blair Award in 2013 from his alma mater, Plymouth State, for his exceptional contributions to the State. He also was presented with the White Mountains Treasure Award by the Mt. Washington Chamber of Commerce for his dedication to the North Country. Councilor Burton attended functions throughout his District and belonged to multiple committees and organizations, including the Grafton Kane Masonic Lodge # 46 of North Haverhill, NH; Chairman of the Bath Town Republican Committee, Clerk of the Grafton County Board of Commissioners, member of the Governor s Highway Advisory Council, member of the Grafton County Conservation District, member of the NH Farm Bureau, member of the Pine Grove Grange (7th Degree), and a member of the United Church of Christ in Bath. In recent years and weeks there had been dedications of the Raymond S. Burton Bridge on Route 135 in Woodsville, the Ray Burton Park at the Grafton County Complex, the Raymond S. Burton Commons in North Woodstock, and two weeks ago, the Raymond S. Burton Overlook in Bretton Woods, to name but a few. Raymond never put himself first. It could be said that his credo was, I am third. Growing up in Bath, the Church was a very important part of family life. Even with his busy schedule, he would be found playing the organ for the Sunday service. The North Country and New Hampshire were then second in his life. He was always available to his constituents and assisted them in every way possible. He put himself third. Service to others was his life . Burton for Certain. Raymond was predeceased by his father, Stephen Burton on January 12, 1964 and by his mother, Natalie Burton Grimes on February 28, 2013, and his step father, Gerald Grimes on February 2, 1991. He is survived by two sisters, Mary Grimes and husband Ken of Columbia, NH and Joan Day and husband Dan of Concord, NH; a brother, Stephen Burton and wife Martha of Hanover, NH; a niece, Donna Frye and her daughter, Breanna of Witchita Falls, TX; a nephew, Jay Grimes and wife Judy and their sons, Jacob and Jace of Columbia, NH; a step sister, Helen M. Smith of Haverhill, NH; an aunt, Evelyn Prescott of Sanbornton, NH; along with several cousins. There will be no calling hours. A private service for family and members of the Bath Community will be held at the Bath Congregational Church. The public is welcome to attend a service of celebration and remembrance of Ray s life that will be held on December 14 at 1 PM at Plymouth State University, Hartman Student Union Building, High Street, Plymouth, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond S. Burton Scholarship Fund, PO Box 17, Bath, NH 03740.
West Newbury, VT Joanne Linda (Peavey) Wheeler
, 70, of Rogers Hill Road, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She was born in Newbury, VT, June 22, 1943, the daughter of James and Pearl (Green) Peavey. She married James Wheeler on June 30, 1962. Joanne graduated from Newbury High School, Class of 1961. She then went on to cosmetology school at the Sheldon School of Beauty in Burlington, VT. For ten years, she worked at Dotties Beauty Shop in Fairlee, VT, then she and her sister operated Creative Curl in Hanover, NH. Following that she owned her own shop, Joanne s Beauty Shop in West Newbury. Over the years, she also took CNA courses. Joanne lived in Newbury all her life. She volunteered at the West Newbury Church and for the Backroom in West Newbury. She enjoyed traveling. Her family and her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the joys of her life. She was predeceased by her parents, James and Pearl Peavey. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, James Wheeler of West Newbury; two sons, Randy L. Wheeler of Bradford, VT and Christopher J. Wheeler of West Newbury; eight grandchildren, John, Logan, Kristin, Rebecca, Scott, Allan, Paige Gray, and Tristan Gray; six great grandchildren, Kaydence, Aaliyah, Parker, Talon, Briaunnah, and Hailey; a sister, Jean Shepard of Hanover, NH; a mother-in-law, Blanche Oliver of Newbury; five sisters-in-law; four brothers-in-law; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A celebration of Joanne s life will be on Saturday, December 7, from 2 to 4 PM at the West Newbury Town Hall, Tyler Farm Road, West Newbury, VT. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring at the West Newbury Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Newbury FAST Squad, PO Box 126, Newbury, VT 05051.
, 69, of Brook Circle, died on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Sweetsburg, Quebec, Canada, February 20, 1944, the son of Ross G. and Patricia (Benoit) Davis. Allan served with the U. S. Navy during Vietnam as a Second Class Aviation Fire Control Technician. He served aboard the U.S.S. Independence with Fighter Squadron VF-84. He traveled around the world during his military career and enjoyed traveling in his personal life. Allan was a self-employed builder and cabinet maker. He loved fishing, hunting, boating, and family gatherings at Moore Dam. Allan was a former member of the Moose Lodge and the Attleboro, MA Fire Department and Ambulance. He had lived in the Florida Keys for several years. He was predeceased by his parents, Patricia (Benoit) Davis on March 10, 2002 and Ross G. Davis on May 13, 2013. Survivors include his three children, Sherri Bearce and husband Wayne of Barnet, VT, Beth Lindstrom of Cabot, VT, and Scott Davis and wife Tammi of Barnet, VT; ten grandchildren, Crystal, Mathew, Brenden, Scott, Megan, Jill, Jared, Dakota, Hannah, and Denver; four great grandchildren, Taylor, Zayne, Natalie, and Adelynn; his brother, Dana Davis and wife Dale of Norton, MA; his companion, Sandy Hatley of McIndoe Falls; his former wife, Sandra Davis of St. Johnsbury, VT; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Thursday, November 21 from 6 to 8 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 22, at 1 PM at the McIndoe Falls Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Howard Gaston from the West Barnet Presbyterian Church officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Caledonia Home Health and Hospice, 161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.
, 68, of Davenella Drive, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at his home. He was born in Haverhill, NH, January 23, 1945, the son of Gerald Stanley Fred and Madlyn Ashford (Henderson) Hatch. He married Rose Dutton on June 22, 1969. Harvey worked for many years as a forklift operator at Vermont Log Cabin in Hartland, VT. He loved hunting and being outdoors, going to yard sales and adding to his numerous collections, and attending local fairs. Harvey had a love for country music and anything related to music. For many years Harvey and Rose lived in Hartland, VT before moving to East Ryegate. He was a former member of the Hartford Elk s Club. He was predeceased by siblings. Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Rose Hatch of East Ryegate, VT; three children, Robert Farnham, Jr. and wife Pam of Burlington, VT, Laurie Adams and husband Dana of Windsor, VT, and Bruce Farnham and wife Debbie of East Lempster, NH; eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister; three brothers; and several aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins. In keeping with Harvey s wishes, there will be no public calling hours or services. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring at the Boltonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.
, 91, formerly of Mountain Road, died on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at The Morrison Nursing Home in Whitefield, NH. Th r se was born in East Broughton, Quebec, on April 29, 1922, to Alphonse and Zerila (Labranche) Poulin. On February 18, 1950, she married Edmond Henry Grenier. She worked for Manchester Knitted Fashion in Whitefield for 20 years. Th r se was a member of St. Matthew s Catholic Church in Whitefield, and she assisted with many activities in the church. She was a former member of the Catholic Daughters and a former 4-H leader. She was predeceased by her husband, Edmond Grenier on May 14, 2013; their son, Vincent Edmond Grenier on April 22, 2002; and her sister, Rolande Poulin. She is survived by two daughters, Christine Riley and husband Chuck of San Juan Capistrano, CA and Andree Aicardi and husband Bill of Northumberland, NH; three grandchildren, Shawn Grenier, Damian Mirello, and Matthew Grenier; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Tuesday, November 26, at 11 AM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH with Father Jeffrey Statz, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Bath, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Morrison Nursing Home, 6 Terrace Street, Whitefield, NH 03598.
North Haverhill, NH – Patricia Abbie Haskell
, 81, died on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at the Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, NH. She was born in Groton, VT, February 16, 1932, the daughter of Frederick and Isabele (Frost) Bain. Pat graduated from Groton High School. She worked for Burndy Corp. in North Haverhill and Littleton, NH as a machine operator. Pat was very active at the Horse Meadow Senior in North Haverhill. Survivors include her daughter, Elizabeth “Beth” Haskell of North Clarendon, VT; a sister, Beverly Hatch of Southington, CT; a brother, Rupert Bain of Plymouth, CT; and several nieces, nephews, along with several special friends. In keeping with Patricia’s wishes there will be no public services. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family at the Groton Village Cemetery, Groton, VT in the spring.
went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 after an extended illness. She was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1924 in Lincoln, NH to Ralph and Lura (Thurston) Reed. Her family moved to North Haverhill when she was six, when her father started up his dairy farm. She attended school in North Haverhill and graduated from Haverhill Academy in 1942. She married John L. Farnham, Jr. on August 10, 1946 and they were married for 57 years. She lived in the Town of Haverhill her whole life. She worked at the Wells River 5&10 Store and later at Hovey s Shops in Woodsville for over 20 years. Bertha was a past member of the Methodist Girls Club and Couples Club, a Mother Advisor for Rainbow for Girls, a 4H leader, and a member and past president of the VFW Auxiliary #5245. She served as a board member and treasurer for the Trinity Church of the Nazarene for over 20 years. In 2009 she was the recipient of the Grafton County Volunteer of the year award. She delivered meals on wheels to seniors and was instrumental in the planning and startup of Horse Meadow Senior Center. She spent countless hours waiting on tables, leading the Bone Builders class and doing the books for the center, as well as working on fundraiser events and blood drives. She devoted her life to her church, her family, and her community, and opened her home and heart to family, friends, and strangers alike. Bertha loved to play cribbage, do puzzles, play any sport, walk, and gaze upon the mountains from her family room. She was a diehard Patriots and Red Sox fan. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother as well as a friend to many. Family gatherings were always very special to her. She was predeceased by her husband, John L. Farnham, Jr.; her son-in-law, Martin Ebelt; her parents and six siblings; Raymond Reed, Ralph Reed, Martha Wilson, Katherine Cummins, Barbara Fullerton, and Herbert Reed. She is survived by her three daughters, Debra Ebelt, Barbara Leete and husband Gary, and Margo Longacre and husband Joseph; six granddaughters, Lori (& Matthew) Taylor, Kelli (& Jefferey) Butterworth, Christy (& Steve) Coppin, Keri Ebelt, Patience (& Aaron) Rich, and Sarah Leete and fianc Corey Provost; ten great grandchildren, Connor & Isis Coppin, Alayna Welch, Derek & Kara Butterworth, Courtney & Benjamin Taylor, and Jada, Evan and Reed Rich; she has her extended Longacre family which includes Melinda (& Breck) Taber and daughters, Ashlyn & Kayla, Timothy Longacre & Nicole Cunningham, and Joshua (& Meghan) Longacre and daughters, Ella and Sophie; a sister, Irene Reed; and numerous nieces and nephews. She leaves her abiding faith, her Christian example, and her amazing love to her family as her legacy. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 29 from 6 to 8 PM at the Horse Meadow Senior Center, 91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill. A memorial service will be held at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 41 Nazarene Drive, North Haverhill on Saturday, November 30, at 11 AM with Rev. George Hemway officiating. In lieu of flowers, it was Bertha s wish that memorial contributions be made to the Horse Meadow Senior Center to be used for an activities room addition to the center. Donations can be mailed to the center in care of Deb Foster, 91 Horsemeadow Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 84, of Holly Street, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at his son s home, where he has resided for the past five years. He was born in Lancaster, NH, November 30, 1929, the son of Frank A. and Nancy (Fuller) Young. He married Ella Jones on September 4, 1950. Henry enjoyed going out and watching for deer, turkeys, and fishing with his son. He enjoyed his daughters, granddaughters, and great grandchildren s visit. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 49 years, Ella (Jones) Young, in 1999 who he took wonderful care of; a daughter, Bonnie Shreve in January of 2013; and seven brothers and sisters. He leaves behind his son, Raymond F. Young and wife Lynn of Woodsville; a daughter, Ida M. Bartlett and husband Kenneth A. of Groveton, NH and Clifton Park, NY; six grandchildren, Crystal Whiting of Groveton, NH, Brandy Bedell of Fisher, WV, William Shreve and Derrick Kelly both of Ness City, KS, and Matthew and Phillip Gaudette; five great grandchildren, Brant and Kellie Bedell both of Fisher, WV and Mason, Bethany, and Kassidy Whiting all of Groveton, NH; two brothers, Harry Young of Clayton, NJ and Joey Smith of North Conway, NH; and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Henry s wishes there will be no public service. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring at the Summer Street Cemetery in Lancaster, NH.
, 99, died peacefully at home on Thursday, December 5, 2013. She was born May 27, 1914, the fourth child of Mabel (Yelland) Hall and John Thomas Hall in Copper City, Michigan. Ada attended the Calumet and Hecla Mine schools and was a graduate of Ravenswood Medical Center School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. She worked as a surgical nurse in Chicago and White Plains, New York, and then as an NST (Nurse School Teacher) in the Ardsley, New York, School System before retiring to Haverhill, New Hampshire in the early 1970’s. Ada was a member of Rondo, Haverhill Garden Club, Haverhill Historical Society, Haverhill Congregational Church and a former trustee of the Haverhill Public Library. She had volunteered at Grafton County Nursing Home and Cottage Hospital. In 1940 she married Calumet school mate Homer L. Guck (deceased). Ada is survived by her brother Henry Hall and sister Grace Wurster, two sons, Brian H. Guck and Philip T. Garner, four grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill Congregational Church, Haverhill Historical Society, or Haverhill Alumni Hall. A celebration service is planned for Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, Ada’s 100th birthday.
, 93, a long time resident of Groton, died on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center, St. Johnsbury, VT. Molly was born in Hull, England, on February 15, 1920, to Archer and Mary (Ewen) Birch. Her family lived both in England and New Zealand, settling in New Zealand when Molly was four. A graduate of St. Cuthbert's College, Molly became owner and operator of "Molly Birch's Hair Salon" in Aukland, New Zealand. The shop still bore her name into the 1980 s. Following World War II, Molly moved to the United States to marry Kenneth L. Eastman. They had met during the war while Ken was in New Zealand on R&R. They married on September 18, 1946. Molly worked in the Special Education Department at the Blue Mountain Union School when the school first opened. Later she served as librarian at the Groton Town Library. As a writer, she provided local news items to the Burlington Free Press, the Times Argus and the Caledonian Record. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Groton. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Eastman on November 30, 2008 and by her brother, Godfrey Birch. She is survived by her children, Mary Vaeni of Taunton, MA, Kenneth A. Eastman and wife Priscilla of Campton, NH, and David A. Eastman of Groton; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Friday, December 27, from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Saturday, December 28, at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church of Groton, with Pastor Dennis Walton, officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Groton Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Groton Free Public Library, c/o Ann Hatch, 1304 Scott Highway, Groton, VT 05046.
North Haverhill, NH - Mary Elizabeth Hesseltine
, 88, died on Friday, December 20, 2013, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH. Mary was born in Haverhill, NH, on July 10, 1925, the daughter of Howard and Gladys (Douse) Smith. During her working career, she was employed at Burndy s and in the kitchen at the Grafton County Nursing Home. Mary was a member of TOPS Club for many years and attained KOPS status, which she enjoyed for 33 years. She also belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary Ross-Wood Post #20. In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing and camping. She loved cats, especially Bee Bee and Grasshopper. Mary lived at the Opera Block in Woodsville for a number of years and appreciated the friendship of the residents there, as-well-as the friendships she established at the Grafton County Home. She was predeceased by her two sons, Russell Rusty Hesseltine on October 22, 1969, and Charles Hesseltine on November 26, 1978, along with her dear friend Emaline McFarland on December 21, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Linda Speer and husband Lewis of Ryegate, VT; two grandsons, Russell Rutledge and Randall Hesseltine; two great grandchildren; three great great granddaughters; a brother, Francis Smith and wife Jackie of Canaan, NH and Paul Smith of Bridgewater, MA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be an hour of visitation at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville NH, on December 23 from 2-3 PM with a funeral service immediately following at 3 PM, with Rev. David Pruitt, officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Woodsville, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to SAD-SAC (Save a Dog, Save a Cat), Federal Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
, 54, of Route 25, died suddenly, Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, after a brief illness. Nelson was born in Haverhill, NH on December 11, 1959, to Nelson Leo and Loralee (Whitcher) Kennedy, Sr. He was a graduate of Woodsville High School, Class of 1978 where he played soccer and baseball. Following graduation, he joined the US Army where he was stationed with B Company, 46th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Heavy) at Fort Rucker, AL. While there, he received a Certificate of Appreciation, a Certificate of Achievement, and two Army Commendation Medals. After his discharge, Nelson worked as a board sawyer at Ken Whitcher s sawmill in Warren. He also worked with his uncle, Eugene Whitcher, in building construction and while there, they completed multiple construction projects following Hurricane Hugo in St. Croix. He also worked for Conn Valley Lawn Care in Orford, NH and for King s Forest Industries in Wentworth, NH. Nelson was a member of the Waternomee Lodge #66 of the Knights of Pythias in Warren and of the Warren Town Team #13. He was also the keeper of the Warren Town clock. An avid outdoorsman, he loved activities such as hunting, fishing, and scuba diving. He achieved his Black Belt in Tai Kwon Do and participated in martial arts tournaments. He also enjoyed NASCAR, buying scratch tickets, and the Boston Celtics. Nelson was predeceased by his mother Loralee Kennedy. He is survived by two sons, Nathan L. Kennedy and wife Teddi of Peabody, MA and Adam L. Kennedy and wife Melissa of Orford; two step-children, Jedediah R. Vincelette and wife Julie of Plymouth, NH and Shane Vincelette of Warren; six grandchildren; his father, Nelson L. Kennedy, Sr. of Warren; two sisters, Charlene Kennedy and Lorie Ann Sackett and husband Tim both of Warren; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A Celebration of Nelson s life will be held on January 4, 2014 at 3 PM at the Warren United Methodist Church with Rev. David Moore, officiating. Following the service at the church, the Celebration of Life will continue at the Warren Town Hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Warren Old Home Day, PO Box 132, Warren, NH 03279.
, 91, of Goodfellow Road died Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH, following a brief illness. She was born in Haverhill, NH, October 3, 1922, a daughter of Leslie S. and Sarah (Powers) Darling. Erla graduated from Woodsville High School Class of 1940 where she received the Outstanding Athlete Award from Ross-Wood American Legion Post # 20, She later attended Plymouth Teachers College. Also, during her high school years, she played clarinet in McLure s Student Band where she met her future husband, Richard. Together, they continued playing in McLure s Senior Band for many years. Church was an important part of Erla and Richard s life as they enjoyed attending and being active in the activities of the church. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Woodsville, and until recent years, she would still play the clarinet. She also enjoyed family get-togethers and picnics. She will always be remembered as the baker at the P&H Truck Stop in Wells River, VT. Erla s baking of homemade breads and pies was legendary, and several of her grandchildren always said they would be going to Grammies Restaurant . She married Richard H. Daniels on July 15, 1942, and he predeceased her on February 8, 2013. She was also predeceased by her father Leslie on January 9, 1970; her mother Sarah on December 26, 1995; and two sisters Eula Cooney and Ilene Berg. Survivors include six children, Keith L. Daniels and wife Melanie of Morgantown, PA, Richard H. Daniels, Jr. and wife Marsha of Derby Line, VT, David S. Daniels and wife Lois of Brooklyn, Ontario, Gail A. McLeod and husband Ronald of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Stephen A. Daniels and wife Judi of Waterford, VT and Mark J. Daniels and wife Gloria of Leola, PA; twenty grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Sunday, December 29th , from 2 to 4 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Monday, December 30th at 2 PM in the Calvary Baptist Church, 20 Elm Street, Woodsville, with Pastor Dan Chamberland officiating. Burial will be held in the spring at Groton Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
North Haverhill, NH - Patricia "Pat" Richie Locke
76, of Benton Road passed at peace on December 27, 2013 at Treasure Coast Hospice Hay Madeira House in Stuart Florida with family by her side. Pat was born in Philadelphia PA, on March 24, 1937, a daughter of Donald Wood and Phoebe (Hoopes) Richie, and grew up in Croton Falls, NY. She graduated from Convent of the Sacred Heart in Eden Hall, PA, Class of 1954, and from St. Vincent s School of Nursing in New York City where she obtained her R.N. in 1957. She married Anthony Bijou and moved to Whitefield NH in 1960. Together they owned and operated the Weather Vane Inn until 1967. She had a son in 1964 Peter Dewitt Bijou who died a few days after birth. Her husband Anthony died in 1966. In 1967 she married William James Crowley II. In 1971 she moved to Pike, NH and Had 3 beautiful children, William Jay James Crowley III, Timothy Patrick Crowley and Lillian Annie Crowley. William died of cancer in 1975. In 1976 she joined partnership and married David J. Locke Sr. and his 5 children, David J. Locke Jr., Wanda B Locke, Kathy J. Locke, Shannon J. Locke and Lisa A. Locke, and this is when they became the CROCK s. Among her jobs as a Registered Nurse, she opened her home and cared for many individuals both elderly and disabled she provided quality care to those that needed her. She sub-contracted with White Mountain Mental Health and Developmental Services, as well as having a private care home. During this time she also ran Hillbilly Day Camp (a Day Camp for local children) and Creation Unlimited (an art guild for local artists) as well as assisting her husband David with the work of his excavating business Locke Excavation , retiring in 2007. Pat, also known as HoodLin enjoyed and spent many years caring for people, taking care of her large family, cooking, drinking Pepsi, gardening, playing cribbage, organization, mowing lawns, assisting her husband drawing sewer plans and being very creative. There was nothing Pat could not fix or put together. Pat relished in family and family gatherings and the Sunday Steak Out . She loved animals of any kind. In her later years she had a love for fuzzy warm blankets and cuddling with her beloved cat Colin Powell Colie and wintering in Jensen Beach Florida with her Husband, Colie and her dog Miss Kitty. Pat was predeceased by her parents Donald Wood Richie and Phoebe Hoopes Richie, her husbands, Anthony Bijou and William Crowley II, her son Peter Dewitt Bijou. Pat leaves behind and she will be forever missed by, her husband of 37 years, David J. Locke, her Children William Jay Crowley and his partner Tammy of San Antonio, Texas, Timothy P. Crowley and his Wife Angelia of Wells River Vermont, Lillian Annie Crowley McNerney and her husband CJ of Wells River, Vermont, Wanda Locke Larrivee and husband Marc of Lee Ma., David J Locke Jr. of Haverhill NH, Kathy J Locke, of Jensen Beach FL., Shannon Locke Clough and her husband James of North Haverhill, NH, and Lisa Locke Simonds and her husband Bruce of Woodsville. 17 Grandchildren; a sister Sally Scotton of Annapolis, MD; a Brother, Donald Wood Richie, Jr. of, A Step Sister Susan Moga of Connecticut, and a Step Brother Christopher Richie of Croton Falls, NY. A Special like son Jeffery Roots Beasley of Lancaster NH and a Dear Friend Kendra Hatch of North Haverhill NH, along with her beloved animals Colin Powell (Cat) and Miss Kitty (Dog), Along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Celebration of life is planned for the spring. Further notification will be forthcoming. Memorial contributions can be made to your local humane society or the Wild Life Foundation.
, 85, died on Monday, December 30, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH. Grover was born in Warren, NH on June 2, 1928, the son of Almer and Vera (Ball) Libby. He married Harriet Sadie Ames on July 25, 1953. Grover drove truck for Eichorn s Mill and Blake s Creamery, both of Pike, NH, as well as for Hawkensen s and for Pike Industries. Eventually, Grover owned his own truck and worked for himself as an over the road truck driver for many years along with his wife Harriet. Grover was a member of the Warren United Methodist Church and the Warren Historical Society. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and tinkering in his woodworking shop. He loved the time he spent with his family. Grover was predeceased by his wife Harriet (Ames) Libby on September 30, 2011; three sisters, Marjorie Short, Blanche Vincelette, and Audrey Dunkley; and a brother, Albert Joe Libby. He is survived by a son, Grover B. Libby and wife Vicki of Warren; two grandchildren, Kristal Seavey and husband Mike of Wakefield, NH and Travis Libby and fianc ` Samantha Frost and her son James of Warren; two brothers, Roger Libby of Lincoln, NH and Harold Libby of Franklin, NH; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Sunday, January 5, 2014, from 2 to 4 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Monday, January 6th at 11 AM at Ricker Funeral Home with Rev. David Moore of the Warren United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Warren Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Warren United Methodist Church, Warren, NH 03279.
East Ryegate, VT Marie Theresa (Stevens) Williams
, 88, died on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at her home. She was born in Peru, MA, November 28, 1925, the daughter of Frank and Mable (Coles) Stevens. Theresa married Paul E. Williams on May 28, 1949. She worked for Eaton Paper Corp in Pittsfield, MA making books. They moved to Vermont in 1987. Theresa was a member of the So-Ed Dance Club in Pittsfield, MA, and the Moose Lodge #1779 and Elks Lodge #1343 both in St. Johnsbury, VT, and was a communicant of St. Joseph s Catholic Church. She loved animals and when she was young, she would play dress-up with her animals. She also enjoyed gardening, handwork, sewing and painting. Baking and decorating cakes for her family on their special occasions was a treat for her. Theresa and Paul spent many hours at the Horse Meadow Senior Center, teaching others to line dance and they traveled around the area attending dances. Theresa and Paul were impeccable dressers and could always be seen together attending dances, church, or out in the public as a cute little couple. She was predeceased by three sisters, Lillian Newton, Mary White, and Edith Zurrin; and a brother, James Stevens. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Paul E. Williams of East Ryegate; a daughter, Marie Gregory and companion Stephen Huff of Bradford, VT; three grandchildren, Shilo Gregory and Ivy, Lynnette Knapp and Corey, and Yvette Koslowsky and Frank; four great grandchildren, Zachary and Noell Koslowsky and Tenley and Jacob Knapp; several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, January 4, at 11 AM at the St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, with Father Jeffrey Statz, Celebrant. Burial will be in the spring at the St. Joseph s Catholic Cemetery, Bath, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to Horse Meadow Senior Center, 91 Horsemeadow Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774.