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, 80, a former longtime Warren resident, died Thursday, January 2, 2014, at The Golden Crest Nursing Home, Franklin. He was born in Glencliff, NH, December 8, 1933, a son of Almer and Vera (Ball) Libby and grew up in Warren. Harold worked in various saw mills in New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as, the Lincoln Paper Mill and Ames Bobbin Mill. He lived in Warren for a good portion of his life before spending a short time in Plymouth and has been a resident at The Golden Crest in Franklin for the past 4 years. Harold served in the U.S. Army and had been stationed in Germany. Survivors include a brother Roger Libby and wife Helen of Lincoln, NH, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three sisters Marjorie Short, Blanche Vincelette, and Audrey Dunkley, and two brothers Albert and Grover Libby. There will be no calling hours. A graveside burial service will be on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11 AM in Glencliff Cemetery, with Rev. David Moore officiating.
, 60, a life long resident of Bath, died on Monday, January 6, 2014, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH. Christine was born in Haverhill, NH on March 10, 1953, to George C. and Beverly A. (Kellum) Woods. She was a graduate of Woodsville High School, Class of 1973 and was always a supporter of the Woodsville Engineers. Following graduation, Christine worked at Loon Mountain in the housekeeping department. Then she was employed by Connors-Hoffman Shoe Shop in Littleton, NH until its closing when she went to Connors Shoe Shop in Lisbon, NH. She later worked in the coiling department at New England Wire in Lisbon. Christine was very active in the Bath community. She was a member of the Bath Congregational Church and taught Sunday School for over 25 years. She belonged to the Rebekah s in Woodsville, NH and served on several committees. She also was a member of the Ross Wood American Legion Post # 20 Auxiliary Unit in Woodsville and the VFW Auxiliary Post #5245 of North Haverhill. However, Christine was most active in the Grange. She had belonged to the Pine Grove Grange in Bath since 1967, was active in the Northern New Hampshire Pomona Grange, and the State Grange, where she served as the Junior Deputy and on the Youth Committee, as well as participating in women s activities. She joined the National Grange in Portland, ME. In her spare time, she traveled and took many bus trips. She loved crafts and was always volunteering to assist with activities. She was predeceased by her father, George C. Woods on May 20, 2003 and by a nephew, John Woods in 1979. She is survived by her mother, Beverly Woods Wilson and her husband, David. W. of Bath; two brothers, David G. Woods and wife, Joyce of Littleton, and Paul J. Woods and wife, Susan of Lyndonville, VT; two special nephews, Sean Driscoll and Evan Woods; along with several other nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be on Friday, January 10th at 11 AM at the Bath Congregational Church with Rev. Thomas Peters, officiating. Burial in Bath Village Cemetery will be in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pine Grove Grange Youth Scholarship, PO Box 165, Bath, NH 03740 or to the Bath Congregational Church Sunday School Program, c/o Mr. Everett Rust, 102 Pettyboro Road, Bath, NH 03740.
, 71, of Town Farm Road, died Saturday, January 11, 2014, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was born in Hanover, NH, on August 26, 1942, a daughter of Antoine and Adelia (Farr) Gendron. On December 19, 1969, she married Eugene H. Gene Piper. Along with being a homemaker for her family, Bernice worked side-by-side with Gene for his trucking company, E.H. Piper Trucking in Bradford. She enjoyed her home. Her favorite thing to do was to show up, unexpectedly, to visit family and friends. Bernice was an exceptional wife, mother, and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 44 years, Eugene Piper on June 11, 2013. She was also predeceased by her twin brother, Bernard Bud Gendron, and brothers Wilfred Pete Gendron and William Gendron. Survivors include her son, Neil Piper of Bradford; two grandsons, Andrew Piper serving with the US Army at Ft. Drum, NY, and his wife Robin, and Kyle Piper of Bradford; two brothers, Leon Gendron of Bradford and Antoine Tiny Gendron of Albany, NY; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. Her memorial service will be on Friday, January 17th, at 2 PM at the First Congregational Church, Main Street, Newbury, VT. Burial in the spring will be in the Sawyer Cemetery, Bradford, VT.
Monroe-NH - Marguerite M. Meserve Chamberlin
, 98 ½, passed away on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH. Prior to entering Grafton County, Marguerite had been in the care of her son and daughter-in-law for more than ten years. Marguerite was born June 24, 1915, the daughter of William John and Euphemia Elder (Hastie) McLaren of Barnet, VT. She attended Barnet schools and graduated from McInoe Falls Academy in 1934. Marguerite married Howard Meserve in 1935. Together, they operated their two dairy farms in Barnet Village and the little France section of Barnet. In 1955, they purchased the Friend Farm on the meadow in Waterford. Howard died suddenly later that summer and she continued to operate the farm for two years before health issues forced selling and moving to Monroe. She married Elmer Chamberlin in 1965 and they maintained their Monroe property together until he died unexpectedly in 1999. When living in Barnet, Marguerite was active in both the Barnet Center Church and the Barnet Village Church. In the past, she also attended the Church of the Nazarene in North Haverhill, where she played the organ and piano for services. Along with her husbands, Marguerite was also predeceased by her son Robert Meserve who died on May 10, 2011 and by her three older brothers, Hazen Sr., Art and Neil McLaren. She is survived by her daughter in law, Janet Meserve of Falmouth, ME; a stepson, Chandler C. Chamberlin and wife, Nancy and a stepdaughter, Pearl M. Scholl, all of Connecticut; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Barnet at the convenience of the family. Donations in Marguerite’s memory may be made to the West Barnet Senior Meal Site, PO Box 134, Barnet, VT 05821
, 87, died in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Jan. 15th, 2014, in the Hospice Room at Woodsville Cottage Hospital with her family gathered around her. Irma was born in Corinth, VT, Oct. 16th, 1926 to Charles and Alice (Hastings) Tullar. They moved soon after that to West Fairlee, where she grew up. She attended grade school in West Fairlee, and then Thetford Academy, where she met Richard Dick Waterman, to whom she was married in 1950 and who died in 2009. She attended Bennington Beauty School and worked as a beautician for a few years, until the time when she began to devote herself to making a home with Dick and starting a family. She continued to enjoy cutting hair for family and friends, and trading perms with her friend, Stella Jesseman, or her sister Cecile. Family was used to periodically holding their noses and dashing through the kitchen. Once the youngest of her kids was pretty well through grade school, she went to work at Gould s Country Store (the original one in Piermont Village). She was a natural at customer service, as we now call it, and truly enjoyed working for Russ and serving Piermont folks for nine years. Following her work at the store, she took a position at Piermont Village School as a cook, at first with her friend Stella, and eventually with a younger generation of cooks that included at least two women who became dear friends for the rest of her life -- Julie Simpson Lamarre and Terry Hogan. Julie recounts for us that Irma s older-generation style was kind of structured , compared to her own, but (thanks to good humor on both sides) they laughed a lot and had good time. Irma was an equal participant in buying and building the family camp on Lake Armington, and before they afforded a chainsaw, with Dick on one end, she manned the other end of a cross-cut saw to carve out a driveway from the trees. She enjoyed the camp through her last summer. In her day, she liked to dance with Dick, and they went square-dancing and participated in many community activities, including those with the Piermont Congregational Church and North Thetford Federated Church. She was a good and enthusiastic cook, seamstress, and could cane chairs and refinish furniture. The house was always adorned with old family pieces that she had lovingly refurbished. Irma is predeceased by her parents, two brothers, two sisters and four of their spouses: Catherine T. and Merrill Chandler, Rendall and Kay Brooks Tullar and Katherine Bryant Tullar, Cecile T. and Franklyn Linton, Sr., and Bernard Tullar, Sr. She is survived by her brother George Tullar, Sr., and his wife Barbara A. , by her sister-in-law Frances Saladino Tullar, and by three children: Alan and wife Maudine Van Norden Waterman of Thetford, Michael and companion Nancy Cutting of Corinth, and Holly of Corinth; two grandchildren and spouses: Keith and Emily Williams Waterman of Thetford and Jessica W. and David Adams of Claremont; and by 5 beautiful great-grandchildren: Kate and Elizabeth Waterman, and Kaliegh, Sean, and Trevor Adams. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly, each and every one, although keeping the little ones all straight, in recent years, was difficult for her. The photos were appreciated and are still on her refrigerator. Along with some prompting, these really helped her recall who belonged to whom. A service in her honor will be held Friday, January 24th at 2 p.m. at the North Thetford Federated Church in No. Thetford, VT. Some flowers will certainly be welcome, at this wintry time of year, but if you prefer, donations may be made in her memory to any of the following: Piermont Historical Society, Piermont Fast Squad, Piermont Library, or the North Thetford Federated Church.
, 53, died on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Kim was born in Plymouth, NH, July 5, 1960, the daughter of Raymond and Judith (Valliere) Cummings. She was a 1977 graduate of Gilford High School in Gilford, NH. Following graduation, she spent time in Maine prior to moving to Vermont where she attended the Community College of Vermont, studying Human Services and Liberal Arts. For seven years, Kim waitressed at the P&H Truck Stop in Wells River, VT. Kim is survived by her loving companion, Gary Lipp of East Ryegate; two children, Tracy Rocheleau and husband Dane of Wheelock, VT and Eugene Danis, Jr. of Danville, VT; grandchildren, Dillon Rocheleau, Taylor May, Eugene Danis III, Hailey Rana Duprey, and an expected grandson in March; her step mother, Gail Cummings of Bangor, ME; her mother, Judith Valliere of Virginia; four sisters, Sherry Falco, Kim Kennedy, and Heidi Cummings all of Bangor, and Tammy of Ridgecrest, CA; three brothers, Anthony Cummings of Ridgecrest, CA, Michael Cummings of Virginia, and Shawn Cummings of California; along with an aunt and nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, on Monday, January 20th from 5-7 PM with a funeral service following the calling hours at 7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
North Haverhill, NH Frances Ethel (Bailey) Grassadonia
, 80, a former Montpelier, VT resident, died Saturday, January 18, 2014 at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill. She was born in Haverhill, NH, April 2, 1933, a daughter of Livermore Tucker and Corrie Eliza (Ramsdell) Bailey and was raised in South Ryegate, VT. Frances graduated from Wells River High School, Class of 1951, and attended Lyndon State College. She married Clarence Joseph Farris in April of 1953 and they had five children together. They lived in El Monte, CA just under 20 years. Frances had many interests related to children and family that included President of the Cherry Lee PTA, El Monte, CA, a leader of the Campfire Girls, and for nearly 25 years was a Childcare Services Specialist of Health and Human Services for the State of Vermont, in Barre. The Frances Grassadonia Award for excellence in daycare was created in her name. She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Montpelier, and was a member and past Secretary of the Vermont State Employees Association. She married Peter Grassadonia in November of 1977, and he predeceased her in 2008. She was also predeceased by a step daughter, Helen Leneau. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Marsh and husband Scott of Orfordville, NH, and Jannette Minard and husband Randy of Rome, GA; three sons, James Farris and wife Christine of Mont Vernon, NH, Michael Farris and wife Marilyn of South Ryegate, VT, and Glenn Farris and wife Jeanine of Weare, NH; a step daughter, Sarah Davis and husband Terry of Leland, FL; twenty five grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; a sister, Ellen Edwards and husband Lyle of Groton, VT; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Tuesday, January 21st, at 2 PM at the United Presbyterian Church of South Ryegate. Burial will be in the Bailey family lot in Hillside Cemetery, South Ryegate in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer s Association, Vermont Chapter, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05495 or a Head Start program of one s choice.
Bow, NH Lt. Col. (USAF Ret.) William Saunders Hall
, 83, formerly of Mountain Lakes, died on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at his home. He was born in New Haven, CT, September 22, 1930, the son of William Joseph and Isabella Anne (O Keefe) Hall. William graduated from Boston Latin High School and attended Tufts University. He married Rosemary Barella on February 25, 1956. He served with the USAF and retired as a Lt. Colonel on January 31, 1975 with 24 years of service. After retiring from the service, he became a certified Drivers Education Instructor and began teaching at Woodsville High School in the fall of 1976, retiring in 1993. He was the former owner of Monteau Ski Area in Mountain Lakes for 6 years. William and his family moved from Mountain Lakes to Easton in 1985. After their retirement William and Rosemary traveled extensively around the U.S. in their fifth- wheel travel trailer, traveling as far away as Alaska. When he was in the service, he would travel around Europe with his family in a small camper. They wintered in Ocala, FL and later lived there full time. Throughout the years he would arrange Hall Weekend as it was affectionately known with the family. It originally began at Indian Head Resort and later moved to York Beach, ME. He loved being a ham radio operator. William and Rosemary attended St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Woodsville and later the Lady of the Snows in Franconia, NH. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Rosemary Hall on May 23, 1999; a son, James P. Hall on May 13, 1979; and a sister, Anne O Brien. Survivors include his two daughters, Wendy A. Dione and husband David of Concord, NH and Susan M. Edgerly and husband Robert of Newton, NH; three sons, William J. Hall and wife Dara of Columbia, CT, Peter M. Hall and wife Jennifer of Campton, NH, and George Corey and family of Altus, OK; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 5 to 7 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, May 31, at 11 AM at the St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph s Catholic Cemetery in Bath, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
, 93, died on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill. Russell was born in Ryegate, VT, February 13, 1920, the son of Sewell and Alice (Smith) Page. Russell and his family moved to Groton, VT in 1921. His dad built and operated the Square Front Garage in Groton. As a young boy, he spent many hours with his dad at the garage. Sewell died in 1934. Russell lived and worked on many farms in the area. After graduating from Groton High School, he worked for Peter Gallerani and Sons in East Corinth, VT, buying cattle and taking them to market in the Boston, MA area. On October 29, 1941 he joined the US Army Air Corps. On March 2, 1943 he married Phyllis Caldwell in Lyndonville, VT. Russell was stationed at various bases in the United States, before being sent overseas to Benghazi in 1943. They trained in the B-24 Liberator Bombers in the desert for low level flights. On August 1, 1943, which was named Black Sunday, they went on the low level raid on the Ploesti Romanian oil fields. The raid was a massive and early effort to put nine oil refineries out of action that were feeding the Nazi war machine. On the return flight back to their base, their badly damaged B-24 bomber, named Hadley s Harem, went down off the coast of Turkey. Russell and six other crew members survived and three did not. The seven crew members were captured by Turkish forces and interned for 30 days. He then came back to Florida. Russell was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extreme bravery in combat. Russell s name still appears on a B-24 Liberator that flies on occasion into the area. After discharge on October 15, 1945, Russell and his wife lived in Monroe, NH. He worked at East Ryegate Paper Mill and was a cattle dealer on the side. They moved to Pike, NH and operated a truck garden and worked for Grafton Fuel and Wells River Paper. Russell s wife Phyllis died in 1965. He then married Marjorie (Davidson) Copeland on January 12, 1967. They enjoyed camping and going to races. The last years he really enjoyed watching the Red Sox play. Russell was a life member of the VFW Post # 5245 of North Haverhill, NH. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Phyllis Caldwell Page; a grandson, Michael McDonough; and a brother, Ronald Page. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Marjorie (Davidson) Page of North Haverhill; a daughter, Andrea Petit and husband John of Madison, NH; a son, Alan Page and wife Shirley of Micanopy, FL; three step sons, Dale Copeland of Norfolk, VA, Brian Copeland and wife Roxanne of Keene, NH, and Darrell Copeland and wife Elizabeth of Framingham, MA; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Burrill of Monroe, NH; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH with Pastor Clint Brake of the North Haverhill Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the spring in the Barnet Center Cemetery, Barnet, VT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post # 5245, c/o Dale Pierson, 3 Beech Street, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, 86, died Thursday, January 30, 2014, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH. She was born in Danville, VT, February 11, 1927, the daughter of Charles and Violetta (Green) Cookson. Josephine had resided in Rutland, VT for 33 years prior to moving to Wells River in the early 1990 s. While in Rutland, she was a waitress at Lindholms and later Jim Dunn s Restaurants. She was predeceased by her former husband, Richard Stocker, a brother, Edward Cookson; a daughter in law, Cheryl Stocker. Survivors include a son, Curtis Stocker and companion Liz Achilles of Ryegate, VT; a daughter, Jean Corey of Kentfield, CA; four grandchildren, Robin Wozny and husband Tom of South Ryegate, VT, Laurie Machell and husband J of North Danville, VT, Diana Corey and Jeanna Drown both of Littleton, NH; eight great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Monday, May 12, at 11 AM at the Woodbury Center, VT Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Central Vermont Council on Aging, 59 North Main Street, Suite 200, Barre, VT 05641-4121.
, 75, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 31, 2014, at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, VT. He was born in Lyman, NH, October 4, 1938, the son of Leon and Ivis (Hood) Clough. Roy attended the one room school house in Lyman and often shared fond memories growing up there. After school each day he would work for local farmers to help his family. Roy left school at the age of thirteen and worked full time. He found his passion in carpentry, working for area carpenters. Over the years he naturally picked up tricks and knowledge of the trade. He became a master carpenter and started his own business, Roy H. Clough Builder. Roy worked on any project, big or small. If it took several workers or just himself to complete the job, he made sure it was done right and the client was happy. Roy took great pride in all his jobs and the relationships he made with his clients. He enjoyed taking weekend drives with his family and friends, showing them his completed projects. He served with the U. S. Army National Guard in Littleton, NH for many years. Roy married Rachel (Daniels) Gravlin on June 4, 1977. He enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, attending area events, and spending time with family and friends. You could always count on Roy telling a funny story or joke. He was known as the “baby whisperer” in his family. He had the ability to soothe most any child and have them laugh. Roy was able to focus on his hobby of classic cars after his retirement in 2001. He was a member of the White Mountain Cruisers and always looked forward to attending car shows and events around the area and enjoyed talking about “old cars” with folks. On a warm summer day you could see him driving around Woodsville or the surrounding area in his 1965 Galaxy Convertible with his wife Rachel and dog Toto as his co-pilot. Retirement gave him more time to spend with his family in New Hampshire and Georgia. For the last three years Roy has been battling many illnesses and has been in and out of hospitals and rehabilitation centers. He was finally able to come home this past year and was so thankful and happy to do so. Roy’s last year was a true enjoyment with companionship with his family. He was able to spend quality time with family and friends, able to attend all the classic car shows in the area, and spent Christmas at home. The family would like to thank his special care givers, Angela Eathorne and Melinda Boutin who made this possible. He was predeceased by his parents, Leon and Ivis (Hood) Clough; a sister, Rita Monahan; a brother, Armand Clough; four sisters-in-law, Marlene Clough, Cynthia Clough, Tucky Hatch, and Margaret Roy; and three brothers-in-law, Robert Clifford, Fred Hatch and David Bone. Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Rachel Clough of Woodsville; three daughters, Andrea Gravlin and husband Richard Milne of Bethesda, MD, Amy Beckley and husband Joel of Woodsville, and Lisa Clough of Bowdon, GA; two sons, Raymond Clough and wife Lorraine of Roopville, GA and Duane Clough of Valdosta, GA; seven grandchildren, Stuart Clough, Gwen Johnson, Courtney Clough, Laura Beckley, Tyler Beckley, Jeremy Beckley, and Katie Beckley; four great grandchildren, Ace Johnson, Payton Clough, Andy Hamel, and Carter Hamel; three sisters, Rena Bozarth and husband Don of Springfield, VA, Mabel Clifford of North Haverhill, NH, and Linda Clifford and husband Nathan of Syracuse, NY; three brothers, Roger Clough of Woodsville, and Dennis Clough of St. Johnsbury, VT; a mother-in-law, Laurian Phetteplace and husband Arthur of North Haverhill; a sister-in-law, Marjorie Bone of South Ryegate, VT; two brothers-in-law, Gilbert “Gib” Daniels of Woodsville and Ed Monahan of Port Orange, FL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, February 5th from 6 to 8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Thursday, February 6th, at 1 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, Woodsville, NH. Burial will held at the convenience of the family in the spring at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Bath, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the National Kidney Foundation, 85 Astor Avenue, Suite 2, Norwood, MA 02062 or to the Horse Meadow Senior Center, 91 Horse Meadow Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
North Haverhill, NH - Louise Stetson Kimball
, 89, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at her home. She was born January 19, 1925, the daughter of Clinton and Edna (Robie) Stetson. Louise graduated from Orford High School, Class of 1943. She married Harold F. Kimball on December 11, 1943. Louise worked at the Grafton County Nursing Home as a nurses aide for over 23 years. She also helped Harold on their dairy farm for many years. Louise enjoyed the outdoors especially walking through the woods, working on the farm with her family, and working in the garden. In her spare time, she enjoyed doing word searches, going to ballgames, getting together with her family, and having her grandchildren around. Louise was affectionately known as Mimi to all. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold F. Kimball on October 19, 1990; three sisters, Lillian Alderman, Lois Scruton, and Evelyn Spencer; a brother, Wesley Stetson; and a son-in-law, Chip Brooks. She is survived by her daughter, Mary L. Brooks of North Haverhill; two sons, David H. Kimball of North Haverhill and Donald R. Kimball and wife Carolyn of North Haverhill; five grandchildren, Jenn Kimball, Meagan Kimball, Andrew Kimball, William Hofmann, and Heidi Hofmann; two great grandchildren, Brayden and Paetyn; a brother, Claude Foote of Warren, NH; a very special niece, Alice Shelton of Reading, VT; and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, May 3 at 1 PM at the Center Haverhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Cottage Hospital, Oncology Department, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, 80, died of pancreatic cancer on February 5, 2014 at his home in Monroe. He was born in Lowell, MA, the son of the late Louis A. and Helen (Rodden) Munson. He was a graduate of Limington Academy in Limington, ME. He married Marlene Bouchey of Limington in March 1956. He was in the US Navy for 4 years where he learned electronics. This provided training for his nearly 30 year career at Sanders Associates (now Lockheed Martin) of Nashua. During this time, they lived in Windham where they raised their 6 children. In 1988, he retired and they moved to Monroe on the Connecticut River to do their favorite shared activity, gardening, and to enjoy the small town community. He loved animals and nature in general, acquainting everyone who visited with the bald eagles, cormorants, and ducks in the river, and other local features that caught his natural curiosity. He passed down a love of animals to his children, each of whom have at least one. Over the years, many cats and dogs were recipients of his care and devotion. He will surely be missed by his special kitty companion, Jennie. He had a great work ethic, although he always said work was only work if you thought of it that way. He would undertake any project with confidence, and spend considerable time thinking through the plan in detail before starting. He was always available for emergency "how-to" advice over the phone for his children's house projects, and would schedule a weekend visit to help accomplish a list of projects needing Dad's help. When there were grandchildren around, he never passed up the opportunity to include them in as helpers, and provide the "how's and why's" so they could learn too. He is survived by his wife Marlene, and six children: his daughter Deborah of Chester; daughter Laurie and husband John of Gray, ME; son Michael and wife Cheryl of Raymond; daughter Julie and husband Bill of Candia; daughter Joanne of Hooksett; and daughter Rhonda and husband Bill of Hollis. He has one sister, Marilyn and husband Bill of Salisbury and Ocala,FL. He has six grandchildren: Michael, Keith, Travis, Kerrie, Randall and David; and two great-granddaughters, Lexi and Lilly. He also has many sisters and brothers in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. There are no calling hours. A graveside service in the Monroe Village Cemetery will be scheduled at a later date. Donations in his memory may be made to: Second Chance Animal Rescue, 1517 Meadow Street, Littleton, NH 03561 or Norris Cotton Cancer Center, D-H/Geisel Office of Development, Office of Gift Recording, One Medical Center Drive, Hinman Box 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001
, 76, of Monroe, died on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, following a brief illness. He was born on September 24, 1937, in Westerly, RI, the son of Samuel and Sarah Holstead Mead. He was preceded in death by his parents and a younger brother, Alan. John was a fine trombone player, and his work with the instrument shaped his life. While he served in the US Navy he attended the Navy School of music and then played in a service band on the island of Guam. After military service he earned a bachelor s degree from Ithaca College in music performance and education, a master of arts in music education at the University of Vermont, and a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Kentucky, where his dissertation on shanties and fo c sle songs of tall ships broke new ground in folklore studies. He was a professor of low brass at Marshall University in Huntington, WV for 31 years. As a classical trombonist, John held first chairs in the Hudson Valley Symphony, the Vermont Symphony, the Lexington Symphony, the Huntington Symphony, and the West Virginia Symphony. He performed in numerous brass quintets and ensembles and gave solo recitals throughout his professional career. Also he was active in swing bands, show orchestras, Dixieland groups, pops orchestras, and he played in pickup ensembles that accompanied star performers that included Glen Campbell, Bob Hope, and Shirley Jones. He even played in ice show orchestras and the Ringling Brothers Circus Band. John had a sharp, irrepressible sense of humor, and whenever he could, he wore red socks with his tuxedo for performances. He was a demanding and inspiring studio teacher, and throughout his career at Marshall, his students were a loyal, close-knit group distinguished by their red socks at concerts. His additional interests included piloting single-engine aircraft, maritime music, the aviation history of World War II, and woodworking. Upon retirement and the move to Monroe, he became active in the Dartmouth Concert Band, the Dartmouth Brass Quintet, the Constitutions Brass Quintet, the Vermont Philharmonic, several town bands, and the NH/Canada annual Christmas TubaFest. John is survived by Joan (Tyler) Mead, his wife of 52 years, and by Aunt Janet Mead, cousins Charlie and Stuart Walls, goddaughter Sarah Wormsley, godson Jon Mori, brother-and sister-in-law Geoffrey and Anna Tyler, sisters-in-law Gail Arnold and Damaris Tyler, nieces, nephews, and their children. He leaves many respected colleagues and many friends. There will be no calling hours. There will be a Memorial Service for John Mead on Sunday, February 23rd,at 1PM at the Monroe Town Hall, 50 Main Street, Monroe, NH. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 23, at 12 PM at the North Monroe Cemetery, Littleton Road, Monroe, NH.
, 59, of Wild Ammonoosuc Road, died on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born in Hartford, CT, April 17, 1954 the son of Thomas and Mary Magdalena (Czerniejewski) Wysocki. David grew up in Connecticut. He married Marilyn Darling on March 22, 1975. David had worked for Wire Mold in Elmwood, CT for 18 years before moving to Woodsville 23 years ago in 1991. He owned and operated a small business, Wysocki Small Engine Repair. David enjoyed visiting with all his customers while doing their repair work. He also was a school bus driver for SAU 23 for many years. David s hobbies included fishing, boating, fireworks, and snowmobiling. He loved visiting the ocean. David s favorite expression was, Love endures all things from 1 Corinthians 13:7. The family would like to thank all the staff at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for providing exceptional care for David for his last hospitalization from January 19 to February 11. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Mary Magdalena (Czerniejewski) Wysocki. Survivors include his wife of nearly 39 years, Marilyn (Darling) Wysocki of Haverhill, NH; a brother, Dennis Wysocki of West Hartford, CT; and many nieces and nephews whom David thought of as his own children. A memorial service will be on Saturday, February 15, at 1 PM at the Woodsville Congregation of Jehovah s Witnesses, 431 Rum Hill Road, Bath, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03765 or Woodsville Congregation of Jehovah s Witnesses, 431 Rum Hill Road, Bath, NH 03774 in memory of David Wysocki.
, Jr., 83 of Woodsville, New Hampshire passed away on February 13. Born in 1930 to John Bagonzi and Ida (Maccini) Bagonzi, John attended Woodsville High School, where he teamed with life-long friend, former Red Sox pitcher Bob Smith, as a notorious pitching duo. While at WHS, he was a 20-game winner and multi-sport All-State athlete. John attended the University of New Hampshire, where he earned a B.S. degree in Biology and was a standout dual sport baseball and basketball athlete, with many of his records still standing today. While at UNH, John was regarded as the top collegiate pitching prospect in New England and scouted by all major league teams. John signed a bonus contract with the Red Sox in 1953 and was assigned to their San Francisco AAA affiliate. Next came a military service interruption, where as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army, John served as company commander, military trial counsel and athletic and recreation officer. While in the military, he pitched for 2 years in the strong Fort Jackson Regimental baseball league. It was during this time that John met and married his cherished, life-long companion, the former Dreamer Jewel Deese of Columbia, South Carolina. After his service, John returned to professional baseball, with the Corning Red Sox and Chicago Cubs organizations, where an arm injury ended his professional career. By this time, he had completed his master s degree at Indiana University and begun to pursue his Ph.D. At this point, John returned to Woodsville where he would make his greatest impact, beginning a teaching and coaching career at Woodsville High School. While at his Alma Mater, John served as Athletic Director, PE director, Biology teacher, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer and Cross-country Coach. John also served as Woodsville s Youth Recreation Program Director for 25 years. As an educator, Dr. Bagonzi achieved Teacher-of- the-Year honors as well as being recognized as an outstanding academician. In athletics, his true passion, John became one of the most successful New Hampshire coaches ever. Between 1959 and 1977, he oversaw 13 combined championship teams and seven runners-up. There was even a cross-country title in 1972. John led the baseball program to 261 victories, seven New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association state titles and a 35-game winning streak. He also was a successful boys basketball coach, as he led the program to 361 victories, five state championships and a 62-game winning streak. John s basketball teams finished second in the state tournament three times and had 20 consecutive seasons with winning records. On five occasions, Bagonzi led teams in those two sports to state championships during the same school year. During this time, John also completed his Ph.D. at Indiana University. He was at WHS for 33 years, retiring in 1991 then began a 4-year stint as Head Coach of the Plymouth State University baseball team and taught in their Graduate School. John and Dreamer were also proprietors of the Italian-American Bagonzi s Restaurant, a popular Woodsville, NH eatery started by his mother, for 27 years from which both retired. After retirement , John continued to mentor athletes throughout the Northeast via his Championship Pitching Clinics, as a nationally-recognized pitching clinician/instructor, through his books, The Act of Pitching and The Inner Sanctum, numerous articles in prominent baseball journals, and his popular website http://pitchingprofessor.com/. Coach Bagonzi was a sought-after nation-wide motivational speaker and pitching instructor and was selected as one of the Top 50 sports figures in NH for the Past Century by the Boston Globe. With recognition and accolades too numerous to list, he was most proud of his induction into the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Hall of Fame, the University of New Hampshire Athletic Hall of Fame, the New Hampshire Coaches Hall of Fame, the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, the Union Leader Coaches Hall of Fame, and the National Federation of State High School Associations National High School Hall of Fame. He was touched and humbled by Woodville s renaming of its Community Building in his honor and took great joy in tracking his pitching prot g s college and professional careers as well as the life-long visits of his students who transitioned to friends and colleagues. John s most recent project involved completing the Golden Age Museum, a collection of his personal and Woodsville athletic memorabilia. John is survived by his wife Dreamer of Woodsville and their 3 children, John III (wife Elizabeth) of Falmouth, ME, Teresa Godoy (husband Franco) of Newport News, VA, and Robert (wife Jolie) of Bluffton, SC, as well as 4 grandchildren, Allison, Jack, Jonathan and Gabrielle which he cherished dearly. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, February 19th from 4 to 7 pm at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 20th at 11 am at Saint Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH. Burial will be in the spring at St. Joseph s Cemetery, Bath, NH. Memorials may by made to Woodsville High School, 9 High Street, Woodsville, NH 03785
, age 70, died at home of cancer in the early morning hours of February 17, 2014 Betsy was born on October 16, 1943 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the daughter of Geraldine Guerin Osen and Clifford Osen, Jr. She grew up in the small Wisconsin farming town of De Pere, graduated from East De Pere High School and attended the University of Wisconsin. In 1961 Betsy moved with husband Bob to Hanover, NH where he was a student at Dartmouth and where she also attended classes as they started to raise a family. From 1968 to 1971 Betsy, Bob and their three children lived in Norwich, VT, from 1971 until 1974 they lived in Ft. Riley Kansas and then in 1974 Betsy returned to the Upper Valley where Bob was a physician at DHMC. Since 2000 Betsy has made her home in the village of Haverhill Corner. For many years Betsy was a familiar face in Hanover where she worked in various shops, including James Campion, Omer and Bob s and Roberts Florist. Known for her sense of style, Betsy also consulted as a wedding planner and in interior design. Betsy was involved in her community and church. She was active in the First Congregational Church in Haverhill, frequently participating in worship as the lay reader, organizing the annual Memory Tree and founding and supporting the church s scholarship fund. She taught Ford Sayre Ski School, volunteered in the gift shop at DHMC, for The Prouty and was the coordinator for the food collection mission of her church in Haverhill. Betsy loved her family and her church, her friends, people she met in her community, her Jack Russell terriers, Lily and Jinny, her home with its beautiful views across the Connecticut River Valley, the beaches of South Carolina and Martha s Vineyard, Duke basketball and the Green Bay Packers. Betsy is survived by her husband of 52 years, Dr. Robert Rose of Haverhill, NH; daughters Meredith (Tod) Bryant of Canton, MA, Kristen (Greg) Krise of Dover, NH and Marta (Greg) Harris of St. Augustine, FL; sister Deborah Govier of Manasas, VA and grandchildren Parker and Duncan Bryant, Megan and Connor Kellett and Jessica and Robert Wesley Harris. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service for Betsy will be held at the First Congregational Church, UCC of Haverhill, NH, 120 School Street, Haverhill, NH 03765 on Friday, February 28 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions in Betsy s name may be made to the Scholarship Fund of the First Congregational Church, UCC of Haverhill, NH, PO Box 102, Haverhill, NH 03765, or to one s own favorite charity.
, 85, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at the Lafayette Center in Franconia, NH. Betty was born in Lyndonville, VT, on November 19, 1928, to Leslie and Mildred (Grady) Pierce. She graduated from Lyndon Institute, Lyndonville, VT. Betty later graduated from Brightlook Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in St. Johnsbury, VT. She married Philip H. Ward on September 3, 1950. Betty and her husband Philip owned and operated the Mt. View Farm in Monroe. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Philip H. Ward on November 16, 2008; a sister, Marjorie Pierce; and two brothers, James Pierce and Wallace Pierce. Survivors include her six children, Linda Clark and husband James of Monroe, Sharon Ward of Monroe, Pamela VanDenBerg amd husband James of Green Bay, WI, Gary Ward and wife Tina of Monroe, Philip M. Ward and Terri of Littleton, NH, and Bryan Ward and Debbie of Monroe; four grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; three sisters, Jean Wakefield of Lyndonville, Janice Trush and husband Paul of Lyndonville, and Colleen Kerr and husband Tom of Waitsfield, VT; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, August 2, at 11 AM at the North Monroe Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe FAST Squad, c/o Robert Regis, 233 Stanton Road, Monroe, NH, 03771.
, 70, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He was born in Barton, VT, January 6, 1944, the son of Harold G. and Philena (Dunn) Willey. Duane graduated from Lyndon Institute, class of 1962. He served with the U. S. Army from June 1962 to June 1971. He and Patricia Roy were married on August 15, 1970. Together, Duane and Patricia owned and operated, for 35 years, Chandler Pond Farm in South Wheelock, VT. Upon retiring from dairy farming in 2006, they moved to West Barnet. Duane was a member of the Farm Bureau and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for many years. He loved attending auctions in the local area and visiting with folks in his travels. Duane loved to tinker with his old tractors, steam engines, and anything that needed tinkering. He loved to give anyone a helping hand and tell a good joke. Duane loved spending time with his grandchildren and reminiscing about childhood situations that he and his siblings got into. He will be missed by many. He was predeceased by his parents, Harold G. and Philena (Dunn) Willey, and a brother, David Willey. Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Patricia (Roy) Willey of West Barnet; two daughters, Marieka Larrabee and husband Alfred of East Calais, VT and Heather Mass and husband Robert of Monroe, NH; two grandchildren, Alyana and Miliano Mass of Monroe; four sisters, Audrey Phelps of Danville, VT, Linda Knox of West Burke, VT, Faye Hume and husband Douglas of Sheffield, VT, and Kiki Blay of Sheffield, VT; two brothers, Elba Willey and wife Sue of Kirby, VT and Floyd Willey and wife Elaine of West Burke, VT; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held this spring at the convenience of the family.
, 81, formerly of Woodsville, NH, died Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Presidential Oaks in Concord, where she had resided for the past four years. She was born in Newbury, VT, November 4, 1932, a daughter of Harry Joseph and Doris Evelyn (Meader) Cushing. Mary was raised in Newbury and had lived in Woodsville before moving to Concord to be closer to family. She enjoyed handiwork, sewing, crocheting, and quilting. Mary worked for Old Mill Pine in North Haverhill, NH, DCI in Lisbon, NH, Indian Head Resort in Lincoln, NH, and Landy Veal in Woodsville, NH. She was predeceased by a son, Maurice Coutermarsh on June 10, 1993; a sister, Ruth E. Fifield; three brothers, George Cushing, Harold Cushing Murdock, and Donald Cushing Murdock; and a nephew, Joseph Cushing. Survivors include a daughter, Deborah Young and husband Alfred of Concord, NH; two grandchildren, Laura J. Gillingham and husband Scott of Wells River, VT and Nicholas L. Coutermarsh of Wells River; a great granddaughter, Ayva Jayne Gillingham; five sisters, Katherine Cushing of Newbury, VT, Elizabeth Cushing of Lisbon, NH, Doreen Delano of Newbury, VT, Linda Whitehill and husband Bud of Groton, VT, and Patricia Carle of Prescott, AZ; two brothers, James Cushing and wife Rebecca of Lisbon, NH and Harry Cushing and wife Sandra of Ryegate, VT; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, May 10th at 1 PM at the Boltonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grafton County Nursing Home, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
South Ryegate, VT Jonathan John T. Ruppert
, Jr., 78, of Creamery Road, died Saturday, February 22, 2014, following a period of declining health. He was born in Reading, PA, September 9, 1935, a son of Jonathan T. and Lucille (Shaw) Ruppert, Sr. Following high school, John served from June 2, 1954 to March 31, 1974 with the United States Marine Corps and Reserves and retired as a Gunnery Sergeant. He also worked for twenty three years at the former East Ryegate Paper Mill as a paper tester prior to retiring. He was a member of the Groton United Methodist Church. John married Barbara A. Beckley on August 3, 1968 and she predeceased him on November 15, 1998. He was also predeceased by a brother, Bernard Ruppert. Survivors include one son, Robert Hanaford and wife Christine of South Ryegate, VT; three sisters, Mary Joan Weaver and Sarah G. Ruppert both of Lititz, PA, and Judith A. Radumpski of Reading, PA; a brother, James Ruppert of Philadelphia, PA; two nieces, three nephews, and two great nephews; and his goddaughter, Tanya Moulton and husband Scott and her family, Kaori, Ronin, Kobie, and Raiden of Woodsville, NH. Calling hours will be Friday, February 28 from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville. A funeral service will be on Saturday, March 1 at 11 Am at Ricker Funeral Home with Pastor Candace Ricker officiating. Burial will be in Pinehurst Cemetery, South Ryegate, in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to Green Mountain Pug Rescue, 283 Town Line Road, Mendon, VT 05701
, 93, died February 22, 2014, at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill following a period of declining health. He was born in Littleton, NH, December 18, 1920, a son of Robert S. and Ada (Wells) Callender, Sr., and was a graduate of Bethlehem High School. For many years Bob was a self employed dairy farmer in Bath, where he is a former member and chairman of the Bath selectboard. He also attended the Bath Congregational Church, and is a former member of the Odd Fellows, Pine Grove Grange, and Farm Bureau. Bob served in the US Army during World War II, from October 9, 1942 to April 16, 1946 with the 208th Quartermaster and was discharged as a Corporal. He was predeceased by his two wives Alice A. (West) Callender on December 9, 1979, and Celia M. (Montgomery) Callender in August 1998. Survivors include a sister and brother Elizabeth Callender and Wilbur Callender both of Lisbon, NH, along with several nieces and nephews, along with a step daughter Leslie Ann Dunfee, and a step son Gary Rutherford. In keeping with Bob’s wishes there are no public services being planned. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cottage Hospital Oncology Department, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
North Haverhill, NH Willis Andrew Applebee
, 96, died Monday, February 24, 2014, at the Grafton County Nursing Home. He was born in Haverhill, NH, January 4, 1918, a son of George W. and Gertrude (Clement) Applebee. Following graduation from Haverhill Academy, Willis served with the U. S. Navy during World War II. He married Esther E. Watson on April 25, 1938. Willis worked for First National for 19 years, Lincoln Paper Mill, H.P. Cummings Construction for 19 years, and retired from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He was the last surviving charter member of the Haverhill VFW Post # 5245 and Ross-Wood American Legion Post # 20 in Woodsville. Willis loved working in the woods, gardening, fishing, hanging out with family and friends, and watching wrestling and a good baseball game. He also enjoyed playing cribbage, poker, board games, horseshoes, and in his younger years dancing. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Esther E. Applebee on November 20, 1987; a daughter, Esther V. Tyler on December 14, 2001; three sisters, Emily G. Cross, Katherine P. Pickard, and Eleanor Priolo; and two brothers, George E. Applebee and Arthur Gay. Survivors include one son, Willie G. Applebee and wife Joanne K. of North Haverhill; a daughter, Linda E. Carle and husband Charles of North Haverhill; nine grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be on Thursday, February 27, at 2 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. Burial will be on Wednesday, May 14, at 10 AM, at the Center Haverhill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Haverhill VFW Post # 5245, c/o Dale Pierson, 3 Beech Street, Woodsville, NH 03785.
North Haverhill, NH Donald Smith Adams, Sr
, 90, died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. He was born in Danbury, CT, March 12, 1923, a son of Lester and Flossie Mae (Wright) Adams, Sr. Donald married Marion Arlene Ruscoe on July 15, 1950. He worked for Bard Parker in Danbury, CT for 37 years, as a surgical blade shapener. Donald and Marion moved to North Haverhill in 1978 from Danbury. He then went to work at the Grafton County Nursing Home in the maintenance department. Donald was an avid sportman enjoying hunting and fishing. He also was an avid New York Yankees fan. Donald was a founding member of the Candlewood Sportmens Club on Brushwood Road in Pike, NH. He had been an active member in the Eagles Club in Danbury. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Marion Arlene (Ruscoe) Adams on May 27, 1993; a sister, Dorothy Boothroyd; and a brother, Lester Adams, Jr. Survivors include four sons, Richard Adams and wife Joyce of Eastham, MA, Donald S. Smitty Adams, Jr. and wife Holly of Danbury, CT, Robert Adams and longtime friend Tommy of Danbury, CT, and Kenneth Adams and wife Annette of Alpharetta, GA; five granddaughters; ten great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In following Donald s wishes there will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one s choice.
, 99, died Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Atkinson Home in Newbury. She was born in Bradford, VT, May 1, 1914, a daughter of Milo and Grace (Hartley) Adams. She graduated from Woodsville High School, Class of 1933. Blanche was a member of the First Congregational Church of Newbury for over 50 years. She was also member of the Women’s Fellowship and the church choir. Blanche was active with the Woodsville Sunshine Bowling League, Women’s Home Dem, and the Orange County Democratic Party. For more than 65 years, Blanche was an Avon Representative. She was predeceased by her first husband, Burt O. Wheeler on May 15, 1960; her second husband, George W. “Jim” Oliver on April 19, 1989; a sister, Louise LaRock; two brothers, Melvin and John Adams; four stepchildren, Phyllis Minshull, Marion DesChamps, Marjorie Salomaa, Harry Oliver, and George Oliver, Jr; a daughter-in-law, JoAnne Wheeler; and two sons-in-law, Eben Smith and Neil Lufkin. Survivors include five daughters, Donna Lufkin of Newbury, Betty Emerson and husband Earl of Newbury, Mary Smith of Belleview, FL, Josephine Rivera and husband Ismeal of Danielson, CT, and Nancy Underhill and Ernest “Bud” of Haverhill, NH; four sons, Robert Wheeler and wife Marilyn of Wells River, VT, Steve Wheeler and wife Lynn of Woodsville, NH, James Wheeler of West Newbury, and Charles “Tony” Wheeler and wife Rhonda of Newbury; three stepchildren, John Oliver, Betty Lyndes, and Nancy Bean; 21 grandchildren; many great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be on Monday, March 17th, from 6 to 8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A memorial service will be on Tuesday, March 18th, at 1 PM at The First Congregational Church of Newbury, 4915 Main Street South, Newbury, VT, with Rev. Kathryn Maver officiating. Burial will be on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 1 PM at the Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The First Congregational Church of Newbury, 4915 Main Street South, Newbury, VT 05051.
Dover , NH – Vernon Woodworth Dingman, III
, 79, formerly of Haverhill, NH, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at Wentworth Douglas Hospital, Dover, NH.
He was born in Saginaw, MI, December 24, 1934, a son of Vernon W. and Rose (Williams) Dingman, Jr.
Vernon graduated from high school in 1952. He enlisted in the US Air Force and served from August 11, 1952 to Jan. 23, 1957. After being discharged from the Air Force he married Catherine V. Griffin on February 17, 1957. Vernon began serving with the Michigan Army National Guard Reserves, transferring to the US Army Reserves and retiring as an E-9 Command Sergeant Major, following nearly 31 years of service. Following his time with the Air Force he attended Michigan Tech and received a certificate in Forestry Land Surveying. Vernon and Catherine moved from Laurian, MI to Hampstead, NH in 1967 and later to Haverhill in 1986.
He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC. Vernon was a member and Past Master of Grafton-Kane Lodge #46 of North Haverhill and had been active in Bektash Temple Shriners of Concord, NH. Vernon was elected as a member of the New Hampshire General Court for nearly 10 years, and was a former member of the NH State Library Board. He was past president of the Land Surveying Association for 12 years. Vernon was one of the early licensed New Hampshire Surveyors in 1970 and began his own land surveying business in 1971. He also served on the North East Commission of the American Congress of Surveying and mapping. He and his wife Catherine were active members of Clan Donald Scottish Heritage. Vernon was an officer of the Northern Scottish Rite and was active with the Highland Games in Lincoln, NH.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Catherine V. Dingman of Dover, NH; three sons, Vernon W. Dingman, IV and wife Tammy of Hampstead, NH, Victor W. Dingman of Barrington, NH, Vincent W. Dingman and wife Michelle of Indianapolis, IN; six grandchildren, Noah, twins Travis and Tucker, Carleen, Emma, and Samantha; two brothers, Charles of St. Orr, MI and Robert of Simpsonville, SC, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Calling hours will be Thursday, March 20 from 4 to 6 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Masonic Service will be held at 5:30 PM.
A funeral service will be on Friday, March 21, at 11 AM at The First Congregational Church of Haverhill, UCC, with Rev. David Norling officiating.
Burial will follow at 1:30 PM at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen, NH.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grafton-Kane Masonic Masonic Lodge # 46, PO Box 294, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 95, formerly of Monroe, NH, died Monday, March 17, 2014, at the Lafayette Center in Franconia, NH.
He was born in Hanover, NH, November 20, 1918, a son of Alfred Napoleon and Nellie (Powers) Paradie. Fred worked for the Wells River, VT sawmill, the former Draper Company in Campton, NH, and RCT in St. Johnsbury, VT for many years. He later worked for Fairbanks Morse in St. Johnsbury, until his retirement. Fred was a former member of the United Electrical Workers Union and the Swiftwater Grange.
He was predeceased by his former wife, Phyllis Paradie; a daughter, Phyllis Maxwell; a granddaughter, Cara Gray; his sisters, Vera Wallace, Verna French, Avis Silverman, and Lois Paye; and four brothers, Roy, Richard, Robert and Herbert Paradie.
Survivors include three daughters, Esther Hodge and husband Everett of Manchester, NH, Karen Dobecki and husband George of South Hampton, MA, and Bonnie Bowles and husband Keith of Littleton, NH; two sons, Gary Paradie and companion Peg Sweeney of Belmont, NH and Paul Paradie of Lyndonville, VT; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; two sisters, Doris Ouellette and Phyllis Sherman; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be on Friday, May 23 at 2 PM at the Monroe Village Cemetery, Plain Road, Monroe, NH, with Rev. Earl Brock from the Monroe Community Church in Monroe, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02210-7005.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Lafayette Center and Littleton Regional Hospital for their compassion and excellent care.
, 84, of Bunga Road, and formerly of North Haverhill, died at his home, following a period of declining health, on Sunday, March 23, 2014.
Reggie was born on July 14, 1929, in Haverhill, NH, to William Clinton and Mildred Blanche (Perkins) Smith.
Following high school, he joined the US Army and served from December 1946 through June 1968, retiring with rank as Master Sergeant. He then worked for the New Hampshire Highway Department as a foreman of the North Haverhill State Garage, retiring in August 1984.
Reggie married Evelyn Anne Irwin on February 27, 1953 in Manchester, CT. Together, they enjoyed their travels throughout the world as a military family. They settled in Bath in 1968. Upon their retirements, Reggie and Evelyn enjoyed wintering in Florida.
Reggie was a lifetime member of Haverhill VFW Post #5245 and a member of the American Legion Post #20 in Woodsville, NH. Along with his wife, Evelyn, he assisted with the Legion’s annual turkey dinner, Bingo nights, parades and other events. Reggie had served in the Army during the Korean War and in 2008, he traveled with his son, Cecil, to the Republic of South Korea to receive the Korean Peace Medal, He was a 32nd degree Mason. He was also a member of the Ammonoosuc Fish and Game Club and a former Hunter Safety instructor. He served as a bailiff for the Grafton County Sheriff’s Office.
Reggie was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn on March 30, 2010; an infant son, Gary Reginald and a baby daughter; a sister Irene Brooks; and two brothers, Lionel E. “Bud” Smith and William J. Smith.
He is survived by two daughters, Carol L. Aaron and husband David of Bradenton, FL and Regina S. Weeks of Cohoes, NY; two sons, Cecil W. Smith and wife Suzette of North Haverhill, NH and Joseph M. Smith and wife Heidi of Charlestown, NH; eleven grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Annabelle Fagnant and husband Richard of Monroe, NH and Isabelle Morin of Barberton, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be Thursday, March 27th, from 1-2 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, with a funeral service at 2 PM, following the calling hour, with Rev. Heidi Smith officiating.
Burial will be in the spring in the Center Haverhill Cemetery, Center Haverhill, NH.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Horse Meadow Senior Center, 91 Horsemeadow Road, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 82, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH.
She was born in Norwalk, CT, May 6, 1931, a daughter of Irving and Isabelle (Catto) Raymond. Isabelle graduated from Woodbury High School in Woodbury, CT. She married Alexander Sutherland, Jr. on May 5, 1951. In 1978, they moved to Bath from New Canaan, CT. She was a substitute teacher at the Woodsville Elementary School for many years. She was a member of the Lisbon Bible Church and the Pine Grove Grange in Bath. Isabelle loved attending car races at Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford, VT and watching her sons race. She enjoyed gardening, being outdoors, making crafts, and writing handwritten letters to family and friends. Isabelle’s biggest enjoyment was being able to spend time with her family.
She was predeceased by a son, Brett Raymond Sutherland on January 13, 2009; a sister, Doris Webb; and a brother, Allen Raymond.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Alexander “Alex” Sutherland, Jr. of Bath; a son, Alexander “Alex” Sutherland, III and wife Jean of Benton, NH; a granddaughter, Kimberly Chicoine and husband Jared of Haverhill, NH; two great grandchildren, Leila and Mae Chicoine; a daughter-in-law, Theresa D. (Rose) Sutherland of Woodsville, NH; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be on Saturday, March 29th at 11 AM at the Lisbon Bible Churchl, 21 Woolson Road, Lisbon, NH with Pastor Russell Wing officiating.
Burial will be at the Bath Village Cemetery in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
North Haverhill, NH - Lorna Marie Prishwalko
, 59, passed away peacefully at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH on Tuesday March 25, 2014 after a five year battle with cancer.
She was born November, 27 1954 in Woburn, MA, daughter of the late Arkady J. Prishwalko and survived by her mother Margaret T. Prishwalko (née Swales). Lorna was also a wife to the late Sherman R. Carle and is survived by her first husband Charles J. Pasquerillo.
She graduated from Burlington High School in 1971.
Lorna has two sisters, Margaret Fallon of Burlington, MA and Helen Prishwalko of Bath, NH and her brother Arkady Prishwalko of Burlington, MA.
She is survived by her four children, Marla Lorna Blake of Laconia, NH, Alicia Pasquerillo of Conway, NH, Charles A. Pasquerillo of Gorham, ME, and Joel Pasquerillo of North Haverhill, NH.
She also has three grandsons, Connor Blake 10, Ian Pasquerillo 2 and Trevor Pasquerillo 1.
Lorna loved her family, gardening, sunny days at the ocean and was an avid reader. She opened her door to everyone and her friendships were many. In her youth she enjoyed modeling and crafting her own clothing. In recent years, she worked at Woodsville True Value and the All Seasons Motel.
A celebration of life will be held at the Lodge at Mountain Lakes on Valley Road in Haverhill, NH on Saturday March 29, 2014 at 3 p.m.
, 58, formerly of West Barnet and currently of White Oak, GA, died unexpectedly at his home in Barnet on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
Wayne was born on August 22, 1955, in St. Johnsbury, VT, to Wendell and Alice Margaret (Faris) Achilles. He was a 1973 graduate of Danville High School. He was the owner and operator of Achilles Auto Repair. Wayne was a member of the Barnet Fire Department and Rescue Squad from 1975 to 2014. He also worked for CALEX and Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital ambulance services. For several years Wayne worked for the Caledonia County Sheriff’s Department and served as the Barnet Constable. Wayne was a member of Access Church in Jacksonville, FL and belonged to the Gideon’s International. He loved sugaring and was a past president of the Caledonia County Sugarmakers Association. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking, playing games with his family, playing the fiddle, riding motorcycles, and tinkering on whatever needed to be fixed.
Wayne married Laurene “Lori” Sidell on February 24, 1979 and she predeceased him on February 15, 2011. He was also predeceased by his father, Wendell Achilles on March 8, 1974, his mother, Margaret Achilles Davidson on February 8, 2013, and by a brother, Donald N. Achilles in July 2008.
He is survived by his wife Ginny (Kinerson) Achilles, to whom he was married on May 6, 2011; four children, Kristine L. Aseltine and husband Rev. Johnny Aseltine, Andrew S. Achilles, Jennifer H. Chumbes and husband Renzo, and Danielle E. Achilles; nine grandchildren, Tori, Katie, Johnny, Abi, and Ellie Aseltine, Nathaniel, Andre, and Sofia Chumbes; and Drew Achilles; eleven step-children, Heidi Butler, Jonathan Steele and wife Rebekah, Christopher Steele, Ruthanne Hogaki and husband Hiro, Betsy Johnson and husband Joseph, Hannah Olander and husband Ryan, Mary Ellen Steele, Patience Reynolds and husband Chet, Charles Steele, Philip Steele, and Richard Gray; six step- grandchildren, Coleman and Katie Butler, Ariella and Azariah Hogaki, Emma Johnson, and Anastasia Olander; three brothers, Raymond S. Achilles and wife Paula, Marvin K. Achilles and wife Dorothy, and Robert D. Achilles and wife Zetta; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 31, at 3 PM at the Union Baptist Church, 932 US 5, Waterford, VT, with Pastor Joel Battaglia and Rev. Johnny Aseltine officiating. Following the service, there will be a time of visitation until 7 PM.
Burial will be in the spring at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Danielle Achilles Scholarship Fund, Passumpsic Savings Bank, PO Box 3, Danville, VT 05828 or to the Barnet Fire Department, 151 Bimson Drive, PO Box 119, Barnet, VT 05821.
, 76, of Moore Hill Road, died at his home on Monday, March 31, 2014.
Robert was born in February 10, 1938, in Chelmsford, MA, to Earle G. and Mildred L. (Purcell) Page. He was a graduate of Newbury High School. On August 16, 1958, he married Sylvia G. Lampro.
Robert worked for various mills in the Chelmsford and Manchester, NH area, then worked as a truck driver for over twenty years for Bradford Oil. Later, he worked in the maintenance department at Oxbow High School along with driving school bus for the District.
He helped establish the Newbury Border Riders Snowmobile Club. He was passionate about hunting and being in the woods as well as putting up firewood. As his health declined, Robert enjoyed reading and watching countless Red Sox games. Sunday family gatherings included pitching horseshoes, playing softball and baseball games. He also liked gardening and helping others hay.
Robert was predeceased by two brothers, Richard L. and Ronald E. Page.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sylvia (Lampro) Page; four daughters, Diana Page and companion Charles of Norwich, VT, Debra McInnis and husband Francis of Stow, ME, Denise Chamberlin and companion Bruce of Orange, VA, and Darlene Gustafson and husband Gary of Ridgefield, CT; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Calling hours will be on Friday, April 4th from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A memorial service will follow the calling time at 8 PM, with Rev. Cynthia Batten of the West Newbury Congregational Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury, in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse and Hospice of VT and NH, 66 Benning Street, Suite 6, West Lebanon, NH 03784
, 69, formerly of Groton, VT, died Monday, March 31, 2014 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
Keith was born on March 9, 1945, in Hanover, NH, the son of Royal and Margerite (Preston) Hill. He married Patricia LeCour on October 12, 1968. For many years Keith worked side by side with his brother Logging with horses. He also worked for several area sawmills and for the Topsham Highway Department for many years. Keith looked forward every year to attending the country fairs in the area and watching the horse pulling competitions. He had a passion for tractor trailers and was always stopping to admire them.
Keith was predeceased by his wife, Patricia (LeCour) Hill on February 28, 1996; a grandson, Taylor J. Hill on October 14, 2011; a sister, Judith Hill; and a brother-in-law, Mark Stewart.
Survivors include two daughters, Brenda L. Hill of Bradford, VT and Danielle L. Hill of Rhode Island; two sons, Kevin A. Hill of Bradford, VT and Brian K. Hill and wife Lisa of Groton, VT; 4 granddaughters and 3 grandsons; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in the Groton Village Cemetery.
, 88, of Guthrie Road, died on Friday, April 4, 2014 at his home.
He was born in St. Johnsbury, VT, on May 18, 1925, a son of Howard M. and Violet (Guthrie) White. He graduated from McIndoe Falls Academy in 1943 and went on to serve in the US Navy. On June 16, 1946, he married Alice Annie White from Augusta, ME.
Mert lived most of his adult life in Maine where he worked for Statler Tissue (formerly Hudson Pulp and Paper) for over thirty years, retiring in 1987. He and Alice moved to Ryegate in 1987 from Manchester, ME.
Mert was a member of the Bethlehem Lodge # 0035 in Augusta, ME. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and four wheeler, water skiing, and woodworking. Mert and Alice had a shared loved of working with stained glass. They always enjoyed the company of their many good friends.
He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Alice Annie White on October 27, 2008 and a brother Paul A. White.
Survivors include his daughter, Terry Baker and husband Robert of East Ryegate; a granddaughter, Lori Baker and partner Robert Field of Manchester, ME; and three nephews, Gary White of Monroe, NH, Danny White of Sheffield, VT and Randy White of East Ryegate.
At Merton’s request there will be no calling hours or public services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the McIndoe Falls Academy, McIndoe Falls, VT 05050.
passed on Saturday, April 5, 2014, a daughter of Calvin and Zoa Darling of Groton, VT. She married Paul Emerson on March 10, 1942.
She was predeceased by her sons, Ralph and Royce Emerson; a son-in-law, Harry Oliver; and a grandson, Dwayne Emerson. She is now united with her husband and family.
She loved her family, home, and flowers. She worked over 20 years for Lillian and Bill Eastman of Topsham, VT and Evelyn McDonald at the 4 corners.
She is survived by two daughters, Pauline Oliver and Mary Grant; three sons, David, Kendall, and Gale “Pete” Emerson; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and 9 great great grandchildren.
A graveside service is being planned for Saturday, May 17th at 1 PM at the Groton Village Cemetery with Pastor Candace Ricker officiating.
A gathering will immediately follow at the Groton Community Building.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
South Ryegate, VT - Cathrine Mae Cathy (Welch) Williams
, 57, of Stone Road, passed away on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at her home after an extended battle with cancer.
She was born in Haverhill, NH, October 26, 1956, a daughter of Virgil M. and Glenda (Burroughs) Welch.
Cathy graduated from Blue Mountain Union, class of 1974. She worked for many years as a veterinary technician at the Danville Animal Clinic. Cathy later worked as a paraprofessional in the Haverhill School District for nearly 20 years. She bred and raised Beagles for 15 years and was a member of the Vermont Beagle Club. Cathy loved the outdoors, animals, and especially times spent with family and friends.
She married Terry H. Williams, Sr. on October 2, 1998.
She was predeceased by her father, Virgil M. Welch on April 5, 2009.
Cathy is survived by her husband of 15 years, Terry H. Williams, Sr. of South Ryegate; her mother, Glenda (Burroughs) Welch of Newbury, VT; a daughter, Kylea Sutherland and companion Travis Palmer of Prior Lake, MN; a son, Silas Sutherland and wife Marsha of Groton, VT; a step-daughter, Cheryl Thornton and husband Bob of North Haverhill, NH; three step-sons, Terry H. Williams, Jr. and wife Christine of East Ryegate, VT, Ryan Williams and companion Crystal of Woodsville, NH and Craig Williams and companion Kim of East Barre, VT; two sisters, Carolyn Kimball and husband Donnie of North Haverhill and Alta Welch and companion Troy McKean of North Haverhill; two brothers, Dick Welch of South Ryegate and Duane Welch and wife Lorrie of Concord, VT; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
In keeping with Cathy s wishes a celebration of her life is being planned for a later date this summer.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756.
, 67, died Tuesday, April 10, 2014 at his home following an extended illness.
David was born on March 15, 1947, in Woodsville, NH, the son of Wallace and Gertrude Clara (Hill) Stimson. He married Judy Robinson on June 4, 1966.
Along with Judy, they operated their dairy farm, Carbee Valley Farm, for 40 years. David cleared over 100 acres of land for farm and crop planting, and was one of the few farmers in the area to grow soybeans. He was always ready and willing to lend a hand to other area farmers, often times putting their needs and concerns above his own. He also operated his own sand and gravel business. David had been a maple syrup producer for more than 55 years, starting at age 12 working in the sugarhouse and orchard.
He is also a former member of the NH National Guard, serving with the former Woodsville Guard Unit, was a Selectman for the Town of Bath for nine years and a deputy fire warden, and served on the Grafton County Advisory Board for a number of years.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Judy (Robinson) Stimson of Bath; three daughters, Carmen Stimson Graham and husband Michael of Bath, Robin Heywood and husband Sean of Monroe, and Davalyn Stimson of Bath; four grandchildren, Caitlin Fullerton and husband Justin, Michael Vogt, Carrie Vogt, and Alexandra Graham, a brother, Peter P. Stimson and wife Rita of North Haverhill, NH and their family Anthony, Wally, Susan, and Sherry Hoover, his mother in law, Audrey Robinson of North Haverhill, a sister in law Laury Theriault and daughters Kinsley Sicard and Jaime Gibson, along with several cousins. David was predeceased by his parents Wallace and Clara, and his father in law Fred K. Robinson.
In keeping with David’s wishes there are no public services being planned.
Memorial contributions can be made to either Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, (for support of the Intensive Care Unit), One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03766 or to the North Country Hospice Agency, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561.
North Haverhill, NH – Florence Virginia Steil
, 98, died Monday, April 14. 2014 at the Grafton County Nursing Home.
She was born in Chambersburg, PA, April 25, 1915, a daughter of Benjamin Franklin and Elizabeth (Middour) Blubaugh. Mrs. Steil lived in the Baltimore, MD area until 1958 when she moved to Anniston, AL. While living in Alabama she established and taught at four kindergarten schools. In 1978 she moved to Chambersburg, PA, then to Ryegate, VT in February 2011 to be closer to her son and family.
She married Gilbert Phillip Steil on May 1, 1936 and he predeceased her on October 8, 2007. Florence was also predeceased by her sister, Haidee Kasluski; and a brother, Benjamin F. Blubaugh, Jr.,
Survivors include two sons, Gilbert P. Steil, Jr. and wife Cynthia of Ryegate, VT, and Mark B. Steil and wife Roberta of Midlothian, VA; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Gene Taylor of Baltimore, MD; along with several nieces and nephews.
There will be no local services. Burial will be in the Park Lawn Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, PA.
, 78, of High Street, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH.
Philip was born in Haverhill, NH, on December 3, 1935 the son of John and Claire (Barre) Martin. He graduated from Woodsville High School and served with Air Force Reserves from January 28, 1958 to November 28, 1962. Phil married Sylvia Tewksbury on June 22, 1963. He worked in his earlier years as an auto mechanic in Manchester, NH, sold insurance and real estate and later enjoyed woodworking. Phil was an avid Red Sox fan. He loved old cars, attending car shows, watching old western and war movies, and a good wrestling match. Phil also enjoyed listening to country western music.
Philip was predeceased by his wife Sylvia Martin on May 8, 2009; a sister, Faith Pilgram; and a brother, John Martin.
He is survived by his two sons, Michael G. Martin and Jeffrey S. Martin both of Bath; two brothers, David Martin and wife Jean of Apthorp, MA and Barry Martin and wife Kathleen of Madison, ME; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In keeping with Philip’s wishes a private service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Pettyboro Cemetery, in Bath.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Woodsville Ambulance, PO Box 191, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, age 103, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at On The Green, Haverhill, NH. She was born on February 22, 1911 in the Bronx, NY to Jewish-German parents, Bella and Leopold Wolff. She was predeceased by her beloved sister, Martha Russo, who died in 2003. An early accomplishment in her life was graduation from Hunter College for Women. During WWII she worked in censorship as a German translator. For most of her working career she was a Civil Service claims examiner for the State of New York Department of Unemployment. When she retired, she lived in Manhattan and was able to spend her time taking art lessons, ice-skating, and visiting family and friends in various states. In 2000 she moved to On The Green in Haverhill where she spent the remainder of her life in the comfortable and caring surroundings of that home. In the last years of her life she came to know the Messiah Jesus as her God and Saviour and she liked to hear the Bible read and hymns sung. On April 14th, a mere four days prior to her death, Jeanette was personally presented with the Boston Cane by the Selectboard of Haverhill. This was an honor for Jeanette, a content New York "transplant" to a small NH town in the last years of her life. The kind care she received from On The Green and BAYADA Hospice services is deeply appreciated by the family. A service will be held at a later date on On The Green. Burial will be in Hempstead, NY.
Family members who miss her are nieces, Margo Rosenkranz of Denver, CO and Louise Bevin and husband Avery of Littleton, NH; six grandnieces and nephews and their families.
Burial will be at the Greenfield Cemetery, Hempstead, NY.
, 56, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, on April 23rd, 2014 at Littleton Hospital.
Tina was second of six children to Edwin and Ida (Lewis) Berry Sr., August 23rd, 1957 in Poughkeepsie NY. She grew up in South Wheelock, VT. On March 6th, 1976 she married Homer (Sonny) Dion Jr. they lived in the Lisbon, Bath NH area, raising their daughters Crystal and Niki.
She loved being an LNA getting her license in the early 1980 s. She worked at the Lafayette Center and Grafton County Nursing homes until 2007.
Family was most important to Tina, She devoted her life to taking care of many family members. She loved camping, dancing, family get together s, and her favorite holiday was Christmas.
She was predeceased by her parents, sister-in-law, Michele (Dion) Boutin, Walker, and great nephew, Chase Fournier.
Survivors besides her husband, include daughters Crystal Dion and partner Matthew Rebello, Grandchildren Trisha, Hunter, Tayler and Dakota. Niki (Dion) Lietsch and husband Gregory, Grandchildren Aiden and Lorelai (Rory). Brothers and sisters, Teresa (Berry) Bedor and husband Paul, Edwin Berry Jr and wife Denise, Scott Berry Sr and wife Cindy, Jesse Berry and wife Brigitte, April (Berry) Fourner and husband Richard. Sister-in-laws Barbara (Dion) Clough and husband Donald, Deborah (Dion) McBey and husband Randy. Mother-in-law Barbara Bergin, Father-in-law Homer Dion Sr. Many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and nephews and best friend (sister) Lori Robbins. She was Nunum (grandmother) to many of the neighborhood children.
There will be no calling hours.
A celebration of her life will be held on June 28th, at 2:00 pm at the Dion home, 5 Dion Road, Bath, NH 03740.
Once in Lisbon, NH follow the red balloons. Red being Tina's favorite color, We ask that you wear Red in her memory.
, 95, of Clarks Landing, has peacefully gone home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She died at her home on Monday, April 28, 2014, surrounded by her loving family and caregivers.
Sadie was born at home in East Haverhill, NH, on June 13, 1918, to Louis Joseph and Josie (Bemis) Derosia. Her early years were spent in Woodsville, NH, Barre, VT and Groton.
In 1937 she married Ray Burgin from Groton and they were married for 33 years until Ray’s death in 1970. They lived in Austin, TX for 15 years where Sadie was employed at the University of Texas Arts and Science in the Dean’s office.
In 1975 she married Robert H. Bruleigh, Sr. of Topsham, VT and they were together for 24 years until his death in 1999.
After moving back to Vermont, she worked in the insurance field and retired from Berg, Carmolli, and Kent Insurance in Barre, retiring in 1982.
Sadie was a very active person and had many interests. She served as the Treasurer for the Town of Groton. She was a life member of the IONA Chapter of the OES in Bradford, VT. She belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Groton Historical Society, was past president of the Willing Workers in St. Johnsbury, and was a long-time member of the Groton United Methodist Church, where she had served as president of the United Methodist Women’s group. She was in charge of prayer chains for the church and was an inspiration to the Prayer and Praise group at Clark’s Landing.
Sadie enjoyed music and played the piano and organ for many organizations. One of her great joys was cheering for her beloved Red Sox.
In her earlier years, she was an exceptional homemaker, always preparing great meals with love from her heart for her family.
Along with her husbands, Ray Burgin and Robert H. Bruleigh, she was also predeceased by a baby daughter, Sylvia; two brothers, Louis and Volney Derosia; and three sisters, Lydia Belyea, Evelyn Sweeney, and Ruth Giverson.
She is survived by two children, Peggy Ann Burgin of Groton and Parker Dexter Burgin and wife Dinah of Wimberley, TX; two step-sons, Robert H. “Tiger” Bruleigh, Jr. of Concord, NH and Charles “Chub” Bruleigh of Groton; six grandchildren, including Lisa, Todd, Tenika and Taylor; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and a sister Barbara Libby of Chicopee, MA; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be on Sunday, May 4, at 2 PM at the Groton United Methodist Church, Scott Highway, Groton, VT, with Pastor Candace Ricker, officiating. Burial will be private, at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Groton United Methodist Church, c/o Jean Denson, PO Box 157, Groton, VT 05046.
, 80, of Farm Street, died at her home on Monday, April 28, 2014.
Violet was born in Newport, NH on May 29, 1933, to George and Evelyn (St. Aubin) Quimby. On August 28, 1982, she married Kenneth E. DeRusha.
While living in Connecticut, Violet worked for Schick Electric and for her brother, Wilfred Quimby in Claremont, NH Upon moving to East Ryegate, she worked at Burndy s in North Haverhill, NH.
In her spare time, Violet liked to play card games and dominoes. She enjoyed reading about the Royal Family of Great Britain and the Kennedy family.
She was predeceased by her parents, George and Evelyn Quimby; a special daughter, Sandra Jean; two brothers, Edward and Wilfred Quimby; a sister, Helen Agan; and many nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Kenneth E. DeRusha; five sons, Michael Bedell and wife Margie of South Windsor, CT, Wendell Bedell and wife Diane of Nashua, NH, Keith Bedell and wife Kathleen of Alton Bay, NH, Gary Bedell and Debra of Spencer, MA, and David Bedell and partner Gary of Lempster, NH; a daughter, Cheryl of Derry, NH; several grandchildren and several great grandchildren; along with nieces, nephews, and cousins.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 3, at 4 PM, at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH.
Burial will be at the Wells River Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Founders Affiliate, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005
, 64, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at his home. Alan was born on December 14, 1949, in Woodsville, NH, the son of Russell E. and Violet (Hood) Hatch. He graduated from Woodsville High School and later that summer enlisted with the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War serving in Germany. Alan drove truck for D.C.I. in Lisbon, NH and Fogg s Hardware in Fairlee, VT for many years. He married Jacqueline Jackie McLure on May 18, 1985. Alan had a passion for riding motorcycles and has ridden since he was 14 years old. He also loved his John Deere tractors, and remodeling his 1932 Ford. Alan was a member of the American Legion Post #79 of Thetford, VT. He was predeceased by his father, Russell E. Hatch on December 25, 2006; and by several uncles. Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Jacqueline Jackie Hatch of Ryegate, VT; his mother, Violet Vi Hatch of Haverhill, NH; two daughters, Angie Hatch and Derek Lehman of Newark, VT and Dawn Shatney and husband Dean of West Burke, VT; two sons, Keith Hatch and wife Jennifer of Pike, NH and Tim Ingerson and wife Amy of Littleton, NH; 12 grandchildren; two special aunts, Shirley Hatch of Bradford, VT and Jean True of St. Johnsbury, VT; two uncles, William Hood and wife Nancy of Newbury, VT and Harley Tink Hood and wife Polly of Newbury, VT; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graveside service is now planned for Saturday, June 7th, at 10 AM in the Ladd Street Cemetery, Haverhill, NH.
, 87, of Coventry Road, passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Kitty was born in Bath, NH, on August 6, 1926, to Clayton Albert and Lottie May (Dodge) Mason. She graduated from Lisbon Regional School, Lisbon, NH. Kitty married the love of her life, John Elliott, Jr. on January 16, 1943. Together they raised seven children, Sandra, Bonnie, Debbie, John, Bruce, Daniel, and Justen. She worked several years for Connors and Hoffman Shoe Manufacturing in Littleton, NH. Kitty was very active in her little community of Benton and served for 27 years as a supervisor of Benton s checklist. Kitty was a very active member of the Benton Bible Chapel, serving with church affairs and corresponding with missionary work. She also was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post #5245 of North Haverhill, NH, and was a founding member of the Ammonoosuc Valley ATV Club since its origin in 1999. She loved to take rides with John on the ATV during the day and in the evening in the car looking for deer or moose. In her spare time she loved working in her gardens. She loved spending time with her husband and family. Every night each one of her children would receive a call from her. This was a ritual that she would do even if she knew they were away. She would always end her phone call with Good night, God Bless, I Love You . She was predeceased by her parents; two daughters, Bonnie Kenny on August 17, 2006 and Debbie Goss on January 17, 2014; and several siblings. Survivors include her husband of 71 years, John Elliott Jr. of Benton; a daughter, Sandra LaLeme and husband Lawrence of Landaff; four sons, John Elliott, III and wife Barbara of Lisbon, Bruce Elliott and wife Gina, Daniel Elliott and wife Laurie, and Justen Elliott and wife MiYong all of Benton, NH; 16 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Saturday, May 17, at 11 AM at the Benton Bible Chapel, 504 Bradley Hill Road, Benton, with Pastor Wayne Chevalier officiating. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery with Pastor Harold Noyes officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Horse Meadow Senior Center, 91 Horsemeadow Road, North Haverhill, NH, 03774.
, 86, a former long-time Woodsville resident, died on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, NH. Marjorie was born in Woodsville on November 30, 1927, to George E. and Katherine (MacLain) Clement. She married George J. Paronto on October 19, 1946. Marge worked for 22 years as the school lunch cook at the Woodsville Elementary School, Woodsville High School, and the Haverhill Academy. She then served as the Matron at the former Home for the Aged of Grafton County on Maple Street in Woodsville for over 12 years. Marge was also active in the community, especially as a member of the Trinity Church of the Nazarene in North Haverhill. Along with her husband, George, she enjoyed watching her grandchildren as they participated in professional sports. Marge was predeceased by her husband of over 60 years, George J. Paronto on August 24, 2007; two sisters, Helen M. Clement and Fay Phair; and a son-in-law, Ronald Pike. She is survived by a daughter, Carol A. Pike of Lincolnton, NC; four sons, David G. Paronto also of Lincolnton, Dale Paronto and companion Patricia Thayer of Woodsville, Dana Paronto and wife Brenda of North Haverhill, and Denis Paronto and wife Judy of Warwick, RI; eight grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; an aunt, Ethel Fullerton of Woodsville; and nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be on Wednesday, June 4th, at 3 PM at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 41 Nazarene Drive, North Haverhill, NH with Rev. George Hemway, officiating. Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Swiftwater Road, Woodsville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 41 Nazarene Drive, North Haverhill, NH 03774.
, 90, formerly of Newbury, VT died at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH, on Monday, May 19, 2014. Laura was born in Muskegon, MI, on September 29, 1923, to William Kenneth and Minnie (Schmidt) Forester. Following her schooling, she worked for thirteen years as an accountant at the Shawmut Bank in Amherst, MA. She spent 25 years in south Texas before moving back to Vermont. Laura married William Bill Golding and he predeceased her on July 7, 1990. She is also predeceased by four sisters and two brothers. She is survived by two sons, William M. Golding, Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Conway, SC and Richard Rick Golding and wife Juanita of Newbury; two grandchildren; a brother, Arthur Forester, of Muskegon, MI; along with nieces, nephews, and cousins. At Laura s request, there will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be on Friday, July 18th, at 1 PM at the First Congregational Church of Newbury, 4915 Main Street South, Newbury, VT, with Rev. Kate Maver, officiating. Burial will be in the Townhouse Cemetery in Newbury at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church of Newbury, 4915 Main Street South, Newbury, VT 05051.
, 88, of Stone Road, died unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. John was born in Ryegate on August 29, 1925, to Wallace and Vira (Thurston) Gray. On September 8, 1951, he married Lona L. Gandin. John was a dairy farmer on Blue Mountain his entire life, retiring in 2000. He thoroughly enjoyed being on the farm with his cattle and his dogs and cats. He was predeceased by his sister, Iona Page; twin brother, Kendall Gray; two other brothers, Raymond and George Gray; and a grandson, Nicholas John Bogie on March 31, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lona Gandin Gray; three daughters, Kathie Crown and husband Harry of McIndoe Falls, VT, Colleen Dennis and husband Gary of Ryegate, and Patrice Bogie and husband Chief also of Ryegate; ten grandchildren and thirty great grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be in Tuesday, May 27th at 1 PM at the First Baptist Church of Groton, 1115 Scott Highway, Groton, VT with Pastor Dennis Walton officiating. Burial will follow in the Groton Village Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Groton, PO Box 128, Groton, VT 05046
, 84, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at his home in Piermont. He was born in Lyme, NH, March 7, 1930, a son of Irvin and Lillian (Sayre) Wilmot and worked as a mechanic for many years at Huggett s Garage in Thetford,VT. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings Elizabeth Strout, Irene Prior, Marion Greenwood, Dorothy Murphy, and Irvin Wilmot. Survivors include two sisters, Addie George of Corinth, VT, and Lillian Richard of Lebanon, NH, along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Sunday, June 22 at 3:30 PM in the Highland Cemetery, Lyme. A celebration of his life will begin at 4:00 PM at the Lyme Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005 or to a charity of one s choice.
North Haverhill, NH - Kathleen Mary Kathy Norko
, 80, died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Kathy was born in Norwalk, CT, on December 8, 1933, to Harry and Margaret (LaRose) Walters. On November 23, 1953, she married Edward Robert Norko, and they resided in Connecticut for a number of years. Then in 1980, they moved to North Haverhill. Kathy was a communicant of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Woodsville, NH and was a member of the choir. She spent time volunteering for the church and the church cemetery. She loved gardening and raised large vegetable and flower gardens. Along with her husband, she was a member of the Sunshine Bowling League in Woodsville. Kathy especially enjoyed remembering others, and was noted for passing out birthday and anniversary cards. She also helped care for local folks in their homes and was an animal lover. Kathy was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Edward R. Norko, Sr. on July 26, 2000 and by her siblings, Harry Duke Walters, John Walters, Jean Santoni, and Mary Walters. She is survived by her children, Kathleen Ann Norko of West Haven, CT; Robert Edward Norko of North Haverhill, Edward Robert Norko, Jr. and wife Patricia of Louisa, VA, and Joseph Anthony Norko and wife, Michelle of St. Johnsbury, VT; three grandchildren, Angelique Natasha, Felicity Faith and Sierra Lynn Norko; three sisters, Pearl Brown of Milford, CT, Shirley Gladue of West Haven, CT, and Phyllis Ignatowski of Florida; five brothers, Raymond Walters of Hartford, CT, William Walters of Milford, CT, Robert Walters of East Haven, CT, Stuart Walters of West Haven, CT, and Donald Walters of California; nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH, on Sunday, June 1 from 2-4 PM with a Prayer Service at 4 PM. A funeral service will be on Monday, June 2, at 2 PM at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH, with Father Jeffrey Statz, officiating. Burial will be at a later time in St. Joseph s Catholic Cemetery, Bath, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, c/o Father Jeffrey Statz, 21 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH 03785 or to a humane society of one's choice. The family wishes to acknowledge the Staff and Medical Teams at Cottage hospital for their compassion and love they have shown Kathy and her family over the years.
Haverhill, NH William Bill Oscar Sellinger
, of Country Land Drive, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Bill was born in Irvington, NJ, on October 9, 1937, the son of Edward Karl and Rosemary Sellinger. He graduated from high school and later attended night school at Ocean County College, receiving his BS in Education. Bill served with the US Coast Guard Reserves. He married Judith L. Giddes on May 22, 1960, the love of his life, after dating for five years. Bill worked on the clam boats off Point Pleasant, NJ for the Snow Company. He entered law enforcement serving as a police officer for twenty years in Point Pleasant, retiring as a Sergeant. Bill then took over his father s charter fishing boats, the Miss Regnilles and the Big 2 and received his Masters Captains License. In 1979 he moved to New Hampshire from Point Pleasant and went to work for Bradford Oil as Vice President of Operations in Bradford, VT and managed the P & H Truckstop in Wells River, VT. Bill retired from Bradford Oil after twenty years. Later he worked for Stafford Oil in Laconia, NH for five years and also did some painting and carpentry work on the side. Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, making decoys, tying his own flies, and making fishing poles. Earlier this past winter he crocheted several scarves and donated them to David s House in Lebanon, NH. Survivors include wife of 54 years, Judith Sellinger of Haverhill, NH; his two pugs Bart and Sam; three children, Kristine Louise Brock and husband James of Brookline, NH, Dawn Edythe Silver and Dana of Lebanon, NH, and William Karl Sellinger and Diana of Jacksonville, FL; eight grandchildren, William J., Christian, Matthew, Mark, Brooke, Zach, Tyler, and William O.; a brother, Robert A. Sellinger of New York; a sister-in-law, Joan Yurman and husband Steve of Redding, CT; and two nieces, Beth Yurman and husband Eric Alura and Samantha Yurman. There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at the Ladd Street Cemetery in Haverhill, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Above the Notch Humane Society, PO Box 456, Littleton, NH 03561.
North Haverhill, NH Patricia Alice Driscoll
, 77, passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. She was born in Shelton, CT, September 15, 1936, the daughter of Francis and Alice (Maher) Fenn. Patricia graduated from high school. She worked as a secretary and office assistant for Fenn Construction in North Haverhill for many years. Patricia was a communicant at St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Woodsville. She was predeceased by a daughter, Diane Marie Driscoll; and two brothers, Robert Fenn and William Fenn. Survivors include a son, Thomas Driscoll and wife Diane of Wilmot, NH; a daughter, Sharon Flinn and husband Eric of Tilton, NH; six grandchildren, Susan, Miles, Kahlee, Javon, Ryan, and Tara; five great grandchildren, Nicole, Autumn, Evan, Zachary, and Jacob; two brothers, Thomas Fenn of North Haverhill and Edward Fenn of Woodbury, CT; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours are being planned for Thursday, June 5, from 6 to 8 PM, at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 21 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, 84, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at his home. Walter was born in Dunkin, Quebec, Canada, on March 30, 1930, the 9th of 14 children of Walter Jasper and Carrie Mae (Kittredge) Parker. He lived in Canada for a long time, before moving to Vermont with his aunt and uncle. While taking time off in 1958 from working at a Cabot Cheese factory in North Troy, VT, to visit his sister, he met and fell in love with Priscilla Marianna Boutin. They were married in 1959. Walter was employed at the Frederick Stoddard farm in North Haverhill shortly after they were married. He also worked at Grafton Fuel in Haverhill. Walter was employed by the State of New Hampshire for 23 + years at the Glencliff Home for the Elderly retiring in 1987. He was an active member of the Moosilauke Grange until its closure and continued to be active at the Pine Grove Grange in Bath, as well as, State and National Grange. He was a member of the Woodsville United Methodist Church. Walter seemed to be able to do anything with his hands. He got much enjoyment from cows and chickens he kept for many years, along with his dogs and cats. He enjoyed flowers and gardening and his grandchildren were the joy of his life. He will be greatly missed. Walter was predeceased by his parents and twelve siblings, Geneva, Prosper Buck , Harry, Cecil, Charlie, Eva, Wilford, Archie, Ida, Mary, Hope and Jasper. He is survived by his wife Priscilla of East Haverhill, NH, his son and daughter in law Matthew Parker and wife Colleen, and their children Cassidy and Melody Parker all of Gorham, NH, a sister Nina Parker of Sherbrooke, Quebec, brother in law Delton Boutin of East Haverhill, and sister in law Barbara Dodie Boutin of Haverhill, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be on Friday, June 6th from 6 to 8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsivlle, NH. The funeral service will be on Saturday, June 7th, at 2 PM in the Woodsville United Methodist Church, with Pastor Clint Brake officiating. Burial will follow in East Haverhill Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Woodsville United Methodist Church, PO 282, Woodsville, NH 03785
, 72, of Thorpe Road, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at her home following a brief illness. She was born in Kingston, NY, on June 14, 1941, a daughter of George E. and Ida A (Hebert) Tetreault. For 28 years she worked at New England Electric Wire in Lisbon, NH as a machine operator and leader person. She enjoyed her family gatherings, cooking, reading and working in the garden. Lorrel was predeceased by a son, Michael Lord on October 1, 2011, and her parents, Ida in December 1999 and George on September 25, 2011. She married William W. Lord on September 5, 1959. Survivors include her husband, William W. Lord of Lyman; four children, Mark Lord and wife Holly of Lyman, Diana Byron and husband David of Littleton, Kevin and Steven Lord both of Lisbon; 5 granddaughters; 3 great granddaughters and 1 great grandson; a sister, Lorraine Sumegi and husband Robert of Payson, AZ; two brothers, Paul Tetreault of Colchester, CT, and Russell Tetreault and wife Jeannette of Littleton, NH; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins, an aunt and uncle. Calling hours will be on Monday, June 9th from 6 to 8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Tuesday, June 10th, at 10 AM in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 28 Highland Avenue, Lisbon, NH. Burial will follow in the Lyman Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the North Country Home Health & Hospice, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561.
, 67, of Skinny Ridge Road, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at her home following a brief illness. She was born in Littleton, NH, November 7, 1946 a daughter of Homer Bonor and Bertha (Merchant) Bonor Pickwick. Betty had worked prior to retirement for the United States Postal Service for 28 years, and served as the Postmaster in Bath for 8 of those years. She graduated from Lisbon High School Class of 1964 and on November 8, 1964 married Everett G. Fenoff. He predeceased her on September 27, 2003. Betty was particularly fond of time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and also enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing, and snowshoeing. Survivors include three daughters, twins Joy Dusik and husband Steve of Bristol, NH and Jean Sutherland and husband Alex, III of Benton, NH, and Sue Grugnale and husband Roger Dayle of Lyman, NH; five grandchildren, Christy Donahue, Emily Dusik, Kimberly Chicoine, Travis and Mason Grugnale; four great grandchildren, Cloe Grugnale, Leila and Mae Chicoine, and Ava Donahue; her companion, Allen J. Jimmy Aldrich of Lyman; a sister, Valerie Sideris and husband Stratis of Southington, CT; two brothers, Morris Bonor and wife Kathie of Woodsville, NH, and Guy Bonor and companion, Theresa Locke of North Haverhill, NH; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 14th, at 11 AM, in the Lyman Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the North Country Home Health & Hospice, 536 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03561. The family wishes to acknowledge Holly and Rosy at this agency, for their compassion and care that was provided to their Mother. They would also like to thank her sister and two brothers for their help and support through this difficult time.
, 49, died on Friday, June 6, 2014, at his home. Roy was born in Haverhill, NH, on June 29, 1964, the son of Calvin Palmer and Joyce (Nelson) Palmer. He attended Woodsville High School. Roy was a self employed mechanic. He was predeceased by his mother, Joyce (Nelson) Palmer in 2009; two brothers, Richard Wayne Palmer on May 5, 1989 and Robert Wayne Palmer as an infant. Survivors include a son, Dustan Palmer of McIndoe Falls, VT; his father, Calvin Palmer of North Haverhill, NH; two sisters, Rebecca Heitz of Plymouth, NH and Elizabeth Palmer of Woodsville, NH. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, June 21, at 10 AM in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Swiftwater Road, Woodsville, NH.
For those who haven t heard we lost a good man last Monday June 9th, at the early age of 59. The day was hot, sunny with just enough wind to dry the grass. It was just the kind of day that he loved to be out in the field mowing, tedding or bailing hay. He and his tractor would shift into high gear racing the Vermont weather - which is very fickle as we know. He made hay the old fashion way. He enjoyed all of his family out there with him, too. Deer hunting was a favorite fall activity. He and Tristan would get their stands ready check out where all the action was and make their strategies on the hunt. Lawrence was one of those old fashion hunters: never hunted from the road, never shot a deer from the window, never baited the deer. He just loved to be out there with his son and the critters of the forrest, he loved to smell the damp earth under his feet. He was as excited about seeing the deer as hunting them down. Bentley remembers long fishing days down on the Wells River with his Dad. Coming home with those boney perch, snagging those rock fish or bringing in a board and calling it a day. Cows , horses and sheep: Lawrence was a cow man, he grew up milking those cows, he was a cow whisper. Horses and sheep were his wife, Cary s passion. Even though he was fond of cows he was always there to help with the horses and sheep. This hard working man was a perfectionist, everything had to be done in a certain way, his way. His family tried so hard to do it right. From felling the trees, to stacking the wood to sending the fly out to the fish, he had a very special gracefully way with all of it. He could turn a burl into the most beautiful bowl, make furniture out of lumber from his land, there was nothing he couldn t do. He did it with a slow precision. On Sat he was surrounded by friends and family, it was another beautiful hay day. He said If I knew it was going to be like this I would have started dying sooner . Cancer took his body but it never took his spirit. He left this world as he lived, a gentle, kind, hard working man with an amazing dry Vermont sense of humor who never had any fear, he always excepted life the way it was. He was a man of few words but when he spoke it was always worth hearing. At his request there will be no services.
North Haverhill, NH Lucia Batchelder Davis
, 98, formerly of Piermont, NH, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Grafton County Nursing Home, North Haverhill, NH. Lucia was born on November 27, 1915, in Bradford, VT, a daughter of Alfred and Lucia (Whitten) Batchelder. Her family resided in Bradford, VT for many years. Lucia S. Davis played violin in Bradford for silent movies. For thirty years after closing their real estate business, Ellis and Lucia, alternated between Florida in the winter and New Hampshire in the summer. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 68 years, Ellis Davis; by her two brothers, Clifton and Stephens Batchelder. Lucia is survived by her daughter, Patricia E. Davis, her son Brook Davis and daughter Dawn Boynton and husband David; her son, Charles E. Davis, his wife Marialice and their three daughters, Caroline Cullinane and husband Kevin, Nicole Dion and husband Jeremy, and Amy Denson and husband Michael; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren; two special sisters in-law, Irene Holoway and Eleanor Trevithick of Piermont, NH; and a special friend Mae Davis of Woodsville, NH. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on June 28, at 11 AM, at the Woodsville United Methodist Church, Maple Street, Woodsville, NH with Pastor Clint Brake officiating. Burial will follow in the South Lawn Cemetery, Piermont, NH. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in her memory to a favorite charity of one s choice.
, 45, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH after a longtime battle with Juvenile Diabetes. Survivors include her son, Joshua Smith; her mother, Carol Morgan; her father, Charles F. Carle and wife Linda; two brothers, Chuck Carle and Chris Carle; her grandparents, Eva and Ken Merchant; her aunt, Irma Baker; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; other extended family and many friends. A gathering for family and friends to pay their respects and to have a time of fellowship, will be on Sunday, June 22, from 2 to 3 PM at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene, in the Fellowship Hall, North Haverhill, NH.
, 93, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville surrounded by her family. She was born in Wardsboro, VT, April 24, 1921, the daughter of Harmidas Joseph and Florence May (Edwards) Benoit. She graduated from high school in Wardsboro, VT. Mary was a nurse s aide at the Fords Nursing Home in Haverhill for over 20 years. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary Post # 5245 in North Haverhill, NH. She loved watching birds. Mary loved having her family around, spending time with her children and grandchildren was very special to her. She loved attending the senior meal sites around the area, including Horse Meadow, West Barnet, and South Ryegate. She was predeceased by her two husbands, David Harold Paye in December 3, 1970 and William Fortier, Sr. in February 12, 1980; her two sons, Rodney D. Paye on April 13, 2006 and John E. Paye on October 15, 2013; a great granddaughter, Jasmine Paye on July 20, 2013; five sisters; and three brothers. Survivors include her four sons, Richard E. Paye of Denver, CO, Wilfred J. Paye of South Ryegate, VT, Delmar J. Paye of Claremont, NH, and Wayne B. Paye of Newbury, VT; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, June 21, at 12:30 PM at the West Newbury Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Dwight White officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in her memory to the West Barnet Senior Meals Site, PO Box 134, Barnet, VT 05821.
North Haverhill, NH - Anna Theresa Martin
, 89, formerly of Littleton, NH, died at the Grafton County Nursing Home on June 16, 2014. Anna was born on September 14, 1924, in Brooklyn, NY, a daughter of Ralph Edward and Johanna (Jensen) Anderson. Anna was employed for many years as a secretary for the Exxon Corporation. She moved from Brooklyn to Littleton in 1986. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Martin of Piermont, NH and Patricia Martin; a brother, Ralph Anderson of Littleton; and several cousins from Norway. A private service will be held in the Chapel of the Grafton County Nursing Home, 3855 Dartmouth College Highway, North Haverhill.
North Haverhill, NH Michelle Marie Mitch Demers
, 61, passed away on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She was born in Boston, MA, November 9, 1952, the daughter of Norman W. and Patricia M. (Florentine) Demers. Mitch graduated from Woodsville High School, class of 1970, and went on to graduate from Plymouth State College where she was a member of Kappa Sigma Phi sorority. She was the physical education teacher and coach at Oxbow High School, Bradford, VT. Mitch later coached at Woodsville High School for many years. She was a longtime EMT for Woodsville Ambulance. Mitch worked at Cottage Hospital in Woodsville as a unit secretary for several years and most recently at WalMart in Woodsville. Mitch played on the Plymouth State Softball Team, and during her college career she threw two no hitters. She played 1st base in the Upper Valley Softball League for many years and was the only woman on the team. Mitch was an enthusiastic member of Red Sox Nation. She was a member and past vice president of the Woodsville Area Booster Club. Mitch enjoyed many trips and time spent at Disney World. She was a communicant of St. Joseph s Catholic Church in Woodsville. She was predeceased by her father, Norman W. Demers on March 2, 1990. Survivors include her mother, Patricia M. Pat Demers of North Haverhill; six sisters, Susan A. Marquise and husband Greg of St. Petersburg, FL, Robin E. Plourde and husband Bill of Allenstown, NH, Maryanne Mazie Middleton and husband Chip of Dunedin, FL, Regina M. Pulsifer of Plymouth, NH, Patricia H. Mure and husband Tony of Holderness, NH, and Bernadette M. Demers and husband Tim McGonagle of Austin, TX; two brothers, Norman R. Demers and wife Leslie of Charlestown, RI and Daniel J. Demers and wife Maureen of Carver, MA; her godson, Dana; nieces and nephews, Dustin, Derek, Damien, Kalleen, Austin, Arin, Jillian, Alex, Kevin, Scott, Ryan, Mark, Catherine, Amanda, Kirsten, Aiden, Keeli, Kaleb, Tristan, Gabe, Matthew, Madelyn, Makinley, Maradyth, Caroline, Ella, and Maisy, Adrian, and Liliana; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Calling hours will be on Sunday, June 22 from 2 to 4 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, June 23, at 11 AM, at St. Joseph s Catholic Church, 15 Pine Street, Woodsville, NH with Father Jeffrey Statz, celebrant. Burial will follow at the St. Joseph s Catholic Church Cemetery, Bath, NH. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for memorial contributions to be made to The Myositis Association, 1737 King Street, Suite 600, Alexandria, VA 22314.
, 83, of Briar Hill Road, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Cottage Hospital. He was born in Haverhill, July 13, 1930, a son of Nathan and Mildred, (Greenley) Keniston and for several years worked at the former Northeast Square & Dowel in North Haverhill. He married Marion C. (LaVoice) Rockwood on August 6, 1966 and she predeceased him on August 16, 2009. He was also predeceased by a sister Evelyn Thayer on March 7, 2013. He is survived by and a brother, with whom he made his home, Russell Keniston of North Haverhill; two step-sons, Dale Rockwood of Byfield, MA; and David Rockwood of Alton, NH; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be on Saturday, June 28th at 9 AM in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Swiftwater Road, Woodsville, NH. Rev. David Moore will officitate.
, 73, of High Street, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, June 30, 2014 at his home. He was born in Haverhill, NH, January 10, 1941, a son of Charles M. and Alberta (Harriman) Belyea. Neal graduated from Haverhill Academy, class of 1959. He enlisted with the U.S. Army on November 3, 1959 and was honorably discharged on October 10, 1962. Neal received his welding certification from Arthur Paige of Wentworth, NH. He later joined the union and worked with them all over New England and Canada. Neal was a union member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union #693 in Burlington, VT. He was also a member of many other organizations, over the years. Neal was a Life Member and past commander of the American Legion Post #0076 in Rumney, NH and Haverhill VFW Post #5245 in North Haverhill. He was a member of the Grafton Kane Lodge #46 of North Haverhill, 32 Degree Mason, along with the National Rifle Association, and Ducks Unlimited. Neal loved life and had a big heart. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling in his day. Neal loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed telling jokes and his laughter was infectious. Neal also loved to dance, listen to music, and was very musically oriented and could belt out a tune. He was predeceased by his father, Charles M. Belyea on March 1, 1980; his mother, Alberta (Harriman) Belyea on December 28, 1994; a daughter, Anne Marie Belyea on October 14, 1974; a sister, Phyllis Redman in 1988; and a brother, Delbert Belyea in 1994. Neal is survived by a daughter, Debra Belyea of Pike, NH; a sister, Elaine Belyea of Franklin, NH; a brother, Keith Belyea and wife Wanda of Franklin, NH; a sister-in-law, Judy Belyea of Dover, NH; extended family, Amy Aurelio and husband Clint and their son, Wesley and Joline Lakin and husband Paul and their sons, Gavin and Dustin; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be on Monday, July 7, from 6 to 8 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A funeral service will be on Tuesday, July 8 at 1 PM, at the Ricker Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Burow from the Glencliff Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Glencliff Cemetery.
, 84, of Strobridge Hill Road, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Howard was born in Peacham, VT on August 6, 1929, to Robert Kenneth and Vivian (Snow) Churchill. He was a graduate of Peacham Academy. Following his graduation from high school, he joined the Vermont National Guard and served in Germany during the Korean War. Howard worked as a plumber for many years throughout the Northeast Kingdom. In 1977, he began working at St. Johnsbury Academy as the boilerman and head of facilities maintenance, retiring in 1993. He was a former member of both the Peacham and Barnet Fire Departments. In his younger years, he enjoyed motorcycles and snowmobiling. Most of all, Howard was an avid woodsman who loved hunting and working in the woods. He is survived by his five daughters, Diana Jean Churchill of Castleton, VT, Andrea Churchill-Boutwell of Bomoseen, VT, Sandra Churchill Lazerick of Danville, VT, Laurie Churchill Walters of Clarendon, VT, and Paula Churchill Bystrzycki of Danville, VT and their families; a brother Bernard Churchill of Peacham, VT and his family; and by his longtime companion, Charlotte Quimby of Barnet. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, July 13th at 2 PM in the Peacham Village Cemetery, Peacham, VT. Following the service, a gathering of family and friends will follow at the Peacham Fire Department. Memorial contributions may be made to the Peacham Volunteer Fire Department, Peacham, VT 05682 or to the Barnet Fire Department, Barnet, VT 05821.
was born in Barre on 4 June 1949, a son of Harland Murphy and Annie Carpenter. On 11 July 2014 he passed away, surrounded by loving family and friends at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover, NH, the result of a tragic fall at his home in South Ryegate. Gary grew up in Barre and Wells River, graduated from Wells River High School as valedictorian in 1967, and from the University of Vermont in 1971. Following college graduation, Gary worked at various jobs in Vermont and North Carolina. He married Marielyn Chadwick on 15 March 1992 at Post Mills, VT; they later divorced. Gary worked at Capital City Press in Berlin for several years, but was laid off when the company moved its operations out of state in 2005. Since then he has worked at Shaw s Supermarket in Woodsville, NH, and at Jiffy Mart in Bradford, as well as embarking on a website design and computer repair business, in which he collaborated with his son, Gaelan. Gary s life has been one of activism, working as a union organizer and union representative at Capital City Press, and more recently playing a prominent role in the quest for a Vermont State Bank. He cared deeply about social justice and was a frequent contributor to the opinion page of the Caledonian-Record. His contributions were never vitriolic, but well-reasoned and to the point. He was also very active in organizing local groups for causes that he was passionate about. Gary has been involved with local softball leagues. He was a sports enthusiast and cheered on all the New England teams, especially the Red Sox. Gary was also an avid reader and history enthusiast. He was a selfless man who was respected by many and will be missed by all who knew him. Gary leaves behind his son Gaelan of South Ryegate, brothers Bob (Lynda) of Barre, Ron (Vicki) of Shaftsbury, Dennis (Linda) of Peterborough, NH, sister Janet Bryer (partner Christos Maninos) of Groton, former wife Marielyn Chadwick of South Ryegate, and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. A celebration of Gary s life will be held on Sunday August 3rd at 1:00 pm at the Ryegate Corner Presbyterian Church, 48 Bayley Hazen Road, Ryegate, VT. Should family and friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Gaelan Murphy Education Fund, in an account set up at the Wells River Savings Bank, PO Box 645, Wells River, VT 05081.
, 77, of Mace Road, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 at the Cottage Hospital in Woodsville, NH. Carl was born in Albany, NY on August 13, 1936, to Kenneth Earl and Gladys Elizabeth (Munyan) Wagoner. He graduated from Milne High School in Albany and received an Associate Degree from DeVry University in Chicago, IL. On June 7, 1969 Carl married Patricia Payne. Carl served six years in the U.S. Air Force and later served in the U.S. Army. After his years in the U.S. Army he enlisted with the Army Reserves and retired as Sgt. First Class with 24 years of service to his country. Carl worked as an electronic technician for Compugraphics in Wilmington, MA for many years. In 1992, Carl and Patricia moved to Wells River from North Andover, MA. He worked for the State of Vermont as a rest area attendant in Bradford on I-91. Carl was very active with the Civil Air Patrol as a Captain in both MA and VT and was a squad commander in MA. He served as an Auxiliary Police Officer in North Andover, MA and also as an EMT in Lawrence and North Andover, MA. Carl was a member and past commander of the American Legion Post #20 of Bradford, VT. He was a member of the Wells River Congregational Church. In Carl s spare time he enjoyed fiddling with electronics in his basement and also, spending time with the Sunshine Bowling League in Woodsville. He was predeceased by his parents; two grandchildren, Christopher Michael Wagoner and Jennifer Carr; and a daughter-in-law, Sandy Wagoner. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Patricia (Payne) Wagoner of Wells River, VT; four children, John Wagoner of Madisonville, TN, Bonnie Kay Wagoner and William Wagoner both of Round Rock, TX, and Cheryl Apigian and husband Mark of Bath, NH; four grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Gail Santimaw of Cape Coral, FL; a niece, a nephew and several cousins. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, July 16, from 6 to 8 PM with a prayer service at 7:45 PM at the Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A military honors service will be on Thursday, July 17, at 1 PM at the Memory Gardens Cemetery and Memorial Park, 983 Watervliet-Shaker Road, Albany, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made either the Alzheimer s Association Vermont Chapter, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite 128, Williston, VT 05049, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756 or Cottage Hospital, PO Box 2001, Woodsville, NH 03785.
, 86, of West Bath Road, died on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton, NH. Gene was born in Teaneck, NJ, on March 24, 1928, the daughter of George and Alice E. (Exergen) Lutters. On April 9, 1949, she married Harry Lindemann. For many years, Gene worked as an inventory manager for Alexander s Department Store in Paramus, NJ. She and Harry moved from Oradell, NJ to West Bath in 1990. She enjoyed time spent gardening, but she especially loved her family and her dogs. Gene was predeceased by a son, John on October 25, 2013. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Harry Lindemann of Bath; five children, Laura Lindemann of Ellabelle, GA, James Lindemann of Bath, Scott Lindemann and Roselynn of Washingtonville, NY, Rich Lindemann of Dumont, NJ, and Craig Lindemann and Andrea of Louisville, KY; five grandchildren, Kristen, Jacqueline, Kyle, Daniel, and Thomas, and three great grandchildren, Hunter, Ravan, and Eiris. Services will be private, at the convenience of the family.
, 87, passed away on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. Johnsbury, VT, surrounded by her family. Hazel was born in Lisbon, NH on January 9, 1927, to Carl Lee and Ethel Mae (Gravett) Williams. She was a graduate of McIndoe Falls Academy, Class of 1945. Over the years, Hazel worked at the McIndoe Inn as a chambermaid and at Lake Morey Inn. She also cleaned homes and did babysitting for several families. In her spare time she enjoyed knitting. An active volunteer, for many years, she was the face of fundraising for cancer funds in the McIndoe Falls area. Mostly, Hazel enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents; a son, Maurice Kendall in 1950; her first husband, Ernest W. Kendall in 1970; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Ann Kendall in 1982. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 38 years, Russell E. Pearl, to whom she was married on June 26, 1976; her children, Richard E. Kendall of Monroe, NH, Linda K. Peak of St. Johnsbury, VT, Roger W. Kendall of McIndoe Falls, William L. Kendall and wife Sandy of Wells River, VT, and Susan K. Blaisdell and husband Steven of McIndoe Falls; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Davidson and Sylvia Patten, both of North Haverhill, NH; a brother, Richard Williams and wife Grace of Warwick, MA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 21, from 6-8 PM at Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch Street, Woodsville, NH. A celebration of her life will be on Tuesday, July 22, at 11 AM at Ricker Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the McIndoe Falls Cemetery, McIndoe Falls, VT. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center North, 1080 Hospital Drive, PO Box 905, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.
April 6, 1926-July 21, 2014 A beautiful mother, wife, and grandmother has transitioned to be with the Lord. Beverly was a caring, gentle, sweet soul with unlimited kindness and smiles for everyone. Bev is survived by her devoted husband and best friend of seventy years, Bob Ellsworth; her three children and their spouses, Lynn (Jay), Lori (Lou), and Bob, Jr. (Dianna); her three grandchildren, Eric, Sean, and Kristina; and her three sisters-in-law, Alleda, Cathy, and Lori. Bev loved gardening, reading, traveling, music, and spending time with family and friends. She loved her dog, Gus, and enjoyed playing the piano. For years she participated in the Meals on Wheels program. The Ellsworth family is so grateful to all the staff of Grafton County Nursing Home for their heartfelt care and devotion and to their wonderful friends. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to Second Chance Animal Rescue, Horsemeadow Senior Center, Grafton County Nursing Home Alzheimer s Unit, Friends of Bath or the charity of your choice. Services will be held in the fall.
, 81, passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare in Hanover, NH. Lothar was born in Minot, ND on October 15, 1932, the son of Lothar C. and Martha (Zempel) Riba. He graduated from Bismarck High School, then attended Bismarck Junior College. Lothar graduated from North Dakota State University, Class of 1954. He served with the U.S. Army and later went to work in Dallas, TX as a civil engineer. Later he worked in Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Lothar came to Monroe in 1979 from Connecticut. He owned and operated the former Monroe Country Store from 1982 to 2000. On June 28, 2006, he married Elaine Lenore Anderson. Lothar was active in Republician politics and also served on the Monroe Budget Committee. He was a member of the Ford retractable antique car club and the Buick antique car club. He was predeceased by his parents, Lothar C. Riba in 1988 and Martha (Zempel) Riba in 1999; and a brother, Jerry Riba. Survivors include his wife of eight years, Elaine Lenore (Anderson) Riba; two sons, Ronald Riba of Portland, OR and Alan Riba of Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; three grandchildren; and a brother, Paul Riba of Spokane, WA. A graveside service will be at the St. Peter s Lutheran Cemetery in Hannover, ND on Monday, July 28, at 1 PM.