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Doris Marie Burgess

March 11, 1926 - October 27, 2013

Doris M. Burgess, 87, of Bedford, NH, passed away peacefully on October 27th at St. Theresa's Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Manchester NH. She was born to the late George & Anna Chagnon on March 11, 1926 in Woonsocket, RI. When Doris was younger, she started her professional life in the restaurant business. She owned and operated a coffee shop at NBC studios in Hartford, CT. There she...
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Evelyn Eastman Gage

May 14, 1940 - October 27, 2013

Weare -Evelyn (Eastman) Gage, 73of 34 General Knox Road, died October 27, 2013 following a brief illness. Born in Manchester NH she was the daughter of John Harvey and Margaret (Miller) Eastman. Mrs. Gage was employed for more than 30 years by the Amoskeag Bank, and most recently by CIGNA HealthCare. The family includes her husband, Donald R. Gage of Weare; a son, Donald R. Gage, II and his...
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George Daniel Morehouse

December 17, 1946 - October 20, 2013

Deering, NH George D. Morehouse 66, died October 20, 2013 at his residence surrounded by family and friends. Born in Everett Ma. he has resided in Deering for the past 12 years. He was the son of Clarence and Katherine (Oland) Morehouse. Mr. Morehouse had been employed as a rural letter carrier with the United States Post Office. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served with the...
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John S. Silver

August 2, 1923 - October 19, 2013

Weare – John Sylvester Silver, 90, died on Oct. 19, 2013 in Concord following a period of declining health. He was born in Lowell MA. Aug. 2, 1923 and lived in Weare most of his life. He was the son of James Silver and Addie May Norris. He was predeceased by his wife, Maydora Valencia Streveno, a sister Addie May Szopa, and brothers James and Edmund Silver. John loved animals,...
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Sally Rowe Rising

January 4, 1930 - October 18, 2013

Dateline Goffstown, NH Sally (Rowe) Rising, 83, died October 18, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born in Concord January 4, 1930 she was the daughter of Denzil and Erdine (Smith) Rowe. Mrs. Rising attended Concord Schools graduating from Concord High School in 1947 where she was a member of the Dance Class and Marching Band. She attended Forsyth School of Dental Hygienist and...
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Wilfred Herbert Whittier

June 27, 1922 - October 17, 2013

Dateline Goffstown, NH Wilfred H. Whittier 91, of 40 Shirley Park Road, died October 17, 2013 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home. He was born on June 27, 1922 in Woodsville, NH the son of Earl and Eva (Sawyer) Whittier. He was a graduate of Woodsville High School. During World War II he studied engineering in the Armed Forces Training Program at Antioch College and then served in Europe...
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Leon F. Gregg

October 22, 1924 - October 17, 2013

Dateline Weare, NH Leon F. Gregg 88, died October 17, 2013 at Pleasant View Center of Concord. Born in Weare on October 22, 1924 he has been a lifelong resident of this community. He was the son of Guy and Hazel (Chase) Gregg. Mr. Gregg had been employed as a heavy equipment operator for many years. He was a veteran of WWII having served with the United States Army. He was a 50 years member of...
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Arthur Frederick Darrah II

January 31, 1939 - October 6, 2013

Dateline Goffstown, NH Arthur Frederick Darrah II 74, died October 6, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born in Manchester he was the son of Arthur F. and Grace V. (Huskie) Darrah. For most of his life Rick resided in Manchester spending the summers at his family's home on Glen Lake in Goffstown, becoming a full time Goffstown resident in 2003. Mr. Darrah had been employed...
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Jeseph Eugene Edgar Bilodeau

August 5, 1936 - September 24, 2013

WEARE - Joseph Eugene Edgar Bilodeau 77, died Sept. 24, 2013, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Nashua he had been a resident of Weare for the past 25 years. He was the son of Edgar and Germaine (Tessier) Bilodeau. Mr. Bilodeau was an active member of the Weare community, serving as finance officer for the town. He was a member of Weare Historical Society and the Philbrick -...
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Margaret P. Gallavan

October 18, 1921 - September 11, 2013

Dateline Goffstown, NH Margaret P. Gallavan 91, died September 11, 2013 at her residence. Born in Everett Ma. she has resided in Goffstown for the past 50 years. She was the daughter of Thomas and Frances Gallavan. Margaret was a longtime employee of PSNH and enjoyed staying in touch with her former co-workers. She will be remembered an independent women who was an avid traveler. She loved to...
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Faye M. Rainville

August 19, 1948 - September 8, 2013

Dateline Manchester, NH Faye Marie Rainville 65, died September 8, 2013 surrounded by her family. Born in Berlin she has resided in New Boston and Weare for many years recently moving to Manchester. Faye will be remembered as a person who lived life to its fullest. She loved dancing and spending time with her family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband Roy W. Rainville. Members...
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Jackson Strong

July 14, 1941 - September 4, 2013

Dateline Hooksett, NH Jackson Strong 72, died suddenly September 4, 2013. Born in Goffstown he was raised in New Boston and has lived in Hooksett since 1977. He was the son of Cecile and Barbara (Davis) Strong. Mr. Strong had been employed for 33 years with Blue Seal Feeds. Following his retirement in 2006 he enjoyed relaxing and spending time with his family and friends. He was...
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James Robert King

October 17, 1923 - August 27, 2013

James R. King was born on October 17, 1923 in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of the late John M. and Mary McCarthy King. At the time of his death, he resided in Manchester, having lived in Lowell, Tewksbury and Natick, MA, and Sandwich and Goffstown, NH. He attended Lowell schools and graduated from Keith Academy and Lowell Textile Institute. He also attended Cornell University and Northeastern...
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Robert R. Michaud

February 1, 1933 - August 26, 2013

Dateline Goffstown, NH Robert R. Michaud, 80, died August 26, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Fall River, MA, he was the son of Romeo and Diana (Bouffant) Michaud. He resided in Hooksett for many years prior to moving to Goffstown in 1992. He had been employed for 26 years as Inventory Control Manger with Raytheon Company. Mr. Michaud was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed watching...
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Carolyn Helen Mohan

August 29, 1924 - August 23, 2013

NEW BOSTON - Carolyn Helen Mohan passed away on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. She was born in Burlington, Mass., on Aug. 29, 1924, to Wilbert and Daisy Kilbride. Carolyn remained in Burlington, Mass., until 1965 when she moved to New Boston with her husband and children. She was a nurse for the majority of her career, working at the Milford Nursing Home as...
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Joan Marie Jaeger

September 11, 1929 - August 3, 2013

Dateline Goffstown, NH Joan Marie Seaman Jaeger passed away August 3, 2013 in Goffstown NH after a period of failing health at the age of 83. She was born September 11, 1929 in Hempstead, L.I., N.Y., daughter of Wilbur E. Seaman and Viola Wylie Seaman. She enjoyed a happy childhood in Hempstead, with summers spent at the family camp in Rocky Point, L.I. where she was surrounded by the love and...
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Alan W. Seymour

March 19, 1949 - August 3, 2013

Dateline: New Boston, N.H. Alan " Al" Wentworth Seymour age 64 died August 3, 2013 at Elliot Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of Winton L. Seymour and Vivian (Peterson) Seymour. Born in Salt Lake City Utah he lived in various places across the country before settling and residing in New Boston for the past 30 years. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served with the...
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Louise E. Barnwell

April 26, 1937 - August 2, 2013

Louise E. Barnwell Louise Barnwell passed away unexpectedly early Friday, August 2, 2013, at her home in New Boston, NH. She was born April 26, 1937 in Boston, MA and lived in Lexington, MA with her parents Harold E. Roeder and Rose (Schwenk) Roeder until her marriage to Robert Barnwell June 13, 1958. She graduated from Lexington High School and completed her training as a X-Ray technician...
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Robert Quinn, Jr.

July 19, 1913 - July 8, 2013

Robert Quinn, Jr. died suddenly July 8, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Manchester on July 19, 1964 Bob lived in Colorado for most of his life returning to NH last year. In the time Bob was here he made many friends and new family members that he loved very much. He will be missed by many. He is survived by his mother Donna Currier . Stepfather, Micheal Gasparich, His sister and...
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Mildred Anna Thayer

September 7, 1921 - July 2, 2013

GOFFSTOWN - Mildred Anna Thayer, 91, died peacefully at Ridgewood Nursing Home July 2, 2013, following a period of declining health. Born and raised in Worcester, Mass., she lived in Suncook for many years prior to moving to Goffstown in 1990. Mrs. Thayer had been employed with Suncook Woven Label and New Hampshire College. She was active with the Rebecca's in the Pembroke area for many years...
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David Peter Gustafson

November 5, 1949 - June 25, 2013

Dateline Dunbarton, NH David P. Gustafson, 63, of Dunbarton, passed away late Tuesday evening, June 25, 2013, at Concord Hospital, surrounded by his loving family, after a sudden illness. Born in Manchester on November 5, 1949, he was the son of the late Herbert and Alice (High) Gustafson. Affectionately known as Gus, he graduated from Central High School and attended Plymouth State College...
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Derek A. Normandin

July 14, 1987 - June 22, 2013

Derek A. Normandin 25, died June 22 at UMass Memorial Hospital of Worcester, Ma. following a sudden illness. Born in Nashua he had been a resident of New Boston for the past 14 years. He was the son of Louis J. and Cheryl A. (Digregorio) Normandin. Derek attended Goffstown High School. A talented and passionate musician and songwriter, Derek played with several bands which included a 44 state...
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Suzanne Denby

May 3, 1947 - June 17, 2013

GOFFSTOWN, NH - Suzanne Ruth (Parant) Denby, 66 wife of Warren Kim Denby of Goffstown passed away at Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH, June 17th, 2013, after a 5 year battle with cancer and lung disease. She was born in Boston, MA, the daughter of Barbara Louise Moore Parant and Richard Daymond Parant. She grew up in North Stonington, CT and graduated from Wheeler HS there. She went...
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Sonja June St. Cyr

August 16, 1943 - June 15, 2013

Dateline New Boston, NH Sonja St. Cyr passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on June 15, 2013 at Elliott Hospital in Manchester, NH. Sonja was born August 16, 1943 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania to John and Helen Paulsen. She was later raised by Joseph and Helen McAvoy in New Bedford, MA after her parents' deaths. She loved to knit and play with her 1 year old granddaughter. She...
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Meredith Anne Chicoine

July 22, 1930 - June 12, 2013

Dateline Deering, NH Meredith Anne Chicoine 82, died June 12, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born in Livermore Falls, Me. she has resided in Deering for the past 20 years previusly living in Goffstown. She was the daughter of Clyde and Florence (Cash) Gould. Mrs. Chicoine was an avid Redsox fan who enjoyed reading and flowers, however her greatest joy in life came from spending...
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Earl R. Jones

March 10, 1926 - June 11, 2013

Dunbarton - Earl R. Jones 87, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Bethel, Vt., on March 10, 1926, to Clayton and Barbara Jones. Earl served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1946; he was a seamen first class and was stationed in the U.S. and Guam. Earl spent his childhood in Vermont and moved to Bradford in 1938. Earl was many things, including a volunteer...
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Howard Elliott Bugbee

November 21, 1924 - June 8, 2013

GOFFSTOWN - Howard E. Bugbee, 88, of Goffstown died peacefully June 8, 2013, at the New Hampshire Veterans Home. He was born in Manchester on Nov. 21, 1924, a son of Howard and Mary (Dudziak) Bugbee. He graduated from West High School in 1943. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army, receiving a Purple Heart and was honorably discharged in 1946. His passion was community outreach...
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Jessica Lee Foote

September 2, 1982 - June 8, 2013

Dateline Warner, NH Jessica Lee Foote 31, died suddenly June 8, 2013 at her residence. Born in Concord she has resided in Weare for most of her life. Jessica loved cats and spent endless hour's training her favorite pets. She enjoyed writing especially poems and was an avid movie buff. Members of her family include her parents James M. and Nancy A. (Kelly) Foote of Webster. Her fiancé...
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Gary Lee Gilman

May 14, 1960 - June 3, 2013

Dateline: New Boston, N.H. Gary Lee "Gilley" Gilman 53, died suddenly June 3, 2013 from a work related accident. . Born and raised in Goffstown he has lived in New Boston for the past 6 years. He was the son of John and Verna M. (Blanchette) Gilman. Gary had been employed for more than 28 years at Wilkins Lumber of Milford. He enjoyed spending time outdoors especially camping, playing horse...
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Richard F. Hechtl

March 2, 1932 - May 28, 2013

Richard F. Hechtl, 81, of New Boston passed away on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. He was born in Lewiston, Maine on March 2, 1932 to Alexander and Marjorie Jordan Hechtl. Richard served in the US Navy from 1950 to 1954 and married the love of his life, Elaine Stevens Hechtl on April 4, 1954. He earned a BS in Psychology from Bates College and a MS in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire....
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Helen A. Nawoj

January 26, 1920 - May 23, 2013

Dateline: Goffstown, N.H. Helen A. Nawoj 93, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. Born in Goffstown on Jan. 26, 1920 to Laurence E. and Alice (Mahoney) Whitten she attended Goffstown Schools and Keene State College. Except for working at the Pentagon during the war and summers spent at Webster Lake she lived in Goffstown her entire life. She was involved with community...
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Bessie Applin

July 8, 1919 - May 19, 2013

GOFFSTOWN - Bessie "Betty" Applin passed away in her 93rd year in Goffstown. She has lived there for the past seven years to be near her daughter, Christine Ruwell. But her heart never left her earlier days in Rhode Island, where she was born in Wyoming, R.I., the daughter of William Earl Stilson and Fannie E. Johnson on a farm of 200 acres, with all of the animals, machines, work and fun that a...
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Thomas V. Lewis

April 7, 1947 - May 19, 2013

GOFFSTOWN - Thomas V. "Lewie" Lewis, 66, died May 19, 2013, at Concord Hospital surrounded by his family. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and was loved by all. He was an avid hunter, logger and woodsman. Mr. Lewis served with the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He is survived by his wife Davideen Lewis of Goffstown; daughter Erica Moore and husband Ron; two sons, Aaron T. Lewis,...
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Edith Bristol

June 13, 1917 - May 15, 2013

GOFFSTOWN - Edith "Tink" Bristol died peacefully at home on May 15, 2013, one month short of her 96th birthday. She was born June 13, 1917, in Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of Anne (Holston) and Charles Macomber Rice. She attended Cleveland schools and graduated in 1938 from the University of Vermont, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She was married to Robert Clark Bristol on Aug. 14,...
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Gerard J. Danis

May 15, 1943 - May 7, 2013

Gerard Joseph Danis 70, beloved husband and father of 757 River Road passed away May 7, 2013 at his family's side following a lengthy illness. He was the son of Joseph and Evelyn (Courtemache) Danis. Gerry was born in Nashua on March 15, 1943 and graduated from Nashua High School in 1963. For most of his life he resided in Pelham. Gerry proudly served his country with the N.H. Army National...
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Eleanor Porritt

August 8, 1927 - May 6, 2013

Eleanor Porritt born August 11, 1927 daughter of William W. & Alice (Mann) Porritt of Goffstown, New Hampshire. Miss Porritt passed away peaceful at her home after a long battle of declining health on May 6, 2013. _ She was a graduate of Goffstown High School class of 1945 and Simmons College Class of 1949. Miss Porritt taught Home Economics in Springfield, Vermont Public School for 37...
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Llewellyn T. Barnard

October 27, 1929 - April 28, 2013

Llewellyn "Lew" Thomas Barnard, 83, of Goffstown died on April 28 at a Merrimack healthcare facility after a brief but severe illness. Lew was born in Staten Island, New York to Ernest Barnard and Florence (Faltin) Barnard. Lew worked for many years as a mechanic and driver at J. E. Faltin Motor Transportation Company, which was a family business as well as other transportation companies...
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Kathryn Maude Philbrick

May 7, 1923 - April 28, 2013

Dateline Weare, NH Kathryn M. Philbrick 89 died April 28, 2013 following a brief illness. Born on May 7, 1923 in Weare, to Reginald and Esther (Hood) Hollis. She has resided in Weare most of her life having lived in Goffstown for 25 Years. Kathryn (Kay) was predeceased by her beloved husband Charles Philbrick of 60 years and a daughter Priscilla Ann Riehl. Family members include her...
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Barry Brendle

November 4, 1954 - April 21, 2013

FRANCESTOWN - Barry W. Brendle, 58, died at home on April 21, 2013, after a period of failing health. He was the son of William and Polly (Keilig) Brendle and was born in Manchester. He graduated from Goffstown High School and Keene State College. He worked as a teacher at the Sununu Youth Services Center in Manchester for 28 years. He was a member of the National Ski Patrol, working at King...
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William R. Remillard

February 16, 1963 - April 13, 2013

William R. Remillard, 50, died at home after battling a progressive illness, with his dog "Jamaica" at his side. William, better known as "Bill", was born and raised in Goffstown. He lived the majority of his life there before moving to Deering two years ago where he and his soul mate made a beautiful home together. He was the devoted son of the late Edmond J. and Rita Gravel Remillard (his...
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Therese Joan Racicot

October 9, 1931 - April 13, 2013

Dateline New Boston, NH Therese Joan Racicot 81, of New Boston for 22 years, a former resident of Mont Vernon, died April 13, 2013, at her residence following a period of declining health; surrounded by her loved ones were at her side. Born in Orleans, Vt. She was the daughter of Joseph and Leonne (Martel) Tetereault. She was the widow of Gerard E. Racicot who died in 1998, and had been...
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Raymond A. Houghton

January 18, 1936 - April 13, 2013

New Boston- Raymond A. "Ray" Houghton, 77, died April 13, 2013 after a lengthy but courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. Ray was born in Grasmere, January 18, 1936, and was the son of Doris (Blanchette) and Arthur Houghton, Sr. He was predeceased by two brothers, Charles and Arthur Houghton, Jr. and one sister, Ann Houghton Comire, all of New Boston....
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James B. Clark

March 14, 1957 - April 11, 2013

James B. Clark 56 died suddenly April 11, 2013 at his residence. He was born in Batavia, New York in 1957, the son of Richard and Ruth (Preston) Clark. He was educated in Goffstown Public Schools and graduated Bishop Brady High School in Concord in 1975. He was captain of the cross country team at Plymouth State and he graduated with a BA in 1979. He maintained his love of running throughout...
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Patricia A. Hannon

July 11, 1941 - April 7, 2013

Dateline Goffstown, N.H. Patricia A. Hannon 71, died April 7, 2013 following a lengthy illness. Born in Woburn, MA she has been a resident of the Tewksbury- Wilmington area for most of her life. She was the daughter of John and Irene (Correia) O'Connell. Mrs. Hannon had been employed for several years at Marshalls Department Store of Bedford, NH. The greatest joy in her life was the time she...
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Luane Frances Taber

June 8, 1937 - April 5, 2013

Dateline Goffstown, NH Luane F. Taber, 75, passed away peacefully on April 5th 2013 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack NH after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Raymond and Emma (Bowen) Van de Bogart of Weare born June 8th 1937. She graduated from Weare High School in 1955. Luane was employed by Gordon F. Bums agency; Southern N.H. Services; St. Anselm's College;...
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Judith Ann Wynands

September 6, 1940 - March 30, 2013

Dateline New Boston, NH Judith Ann Wynands 72, passed away March 30, 2013 following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease at Hillsborough County Nursing Home. Born in Weymoth, Ma. she has resided in New Boston for the past 48 years having lived in Black Foot Idaho an various town in Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Arthur and Margaret J. (Hillard) Flanders. Judy was a talented artist...
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Pauline La Bree

February 15, 1936 - March 27, 2013

Pauline La Bree, 77 died peacefully on March 27, 2013 following a courageous battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Pauline's joy in life was family. She was an avid reader, enjoyed knitting, crocheting and spending time tending her plants and garden. Born in Lawrence, MA the daughter of Ernest and Blanche (Latoulippe) Pare. She was a long-time resident of New Boston with her...
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Louise Lovell

September 19, 1911 - March 26, 2013

Dateline Goffstown, NH Louise Houghton Lovell Louise Lovell, age 101, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at Havenwood in Concord NH where she had resided since 2000. She was born on Paige Hill in Goffstown, NH September 19, 1911, the daughter of Stanley K. and Louise (Foster) Lovell. Louise's mother died soon after giving birth. The three Lovell children were raised by Clara Fay...
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Annie M. Vincent

May 2, 1919 - March 13, 2013

Dateline Goffstown, NH Annie (Aiken) M. Vincent, 93, died March 13, 2013 at Bel-Air Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Born May 2, 1919 she has been a resident of Goffstown since 1936. Mrs. Vincent had been employed with the City of Manchester for 21 years. She was a member of Goffstown Historical Society, Junior Grange # 150 and Union Pomona Grange # 20. Mrs. Vincent was a...
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Raymond S. Barss

March 21, 1929 - March 12, 2013

Dateline New Boston, NH Raymond S. Barss 83, died peacefully at his residence. Born March 21, 1929 he has been a lifelong resident of New Boston. He was the son of Robert and Agnes (Stephens) Barss. Mr. Barss operated his own general contracting business for more than 40 years. An avid outdoorsman he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He held membership in Hillsborough County Law Enforcement...
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Travis Channing Levesque

September 6, 1984 - March 11, 2013

Dateline Hillsboro, NH Travis C. Levesque 28, died March 11, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness. Born September 6, 1984 in Concord he was the son of Jonathan S. and Jane (Connor) Levesque. He was predeceased by his older brother Jonathan A. Levesque in 1998, his grandfather Channing L. Connor in 2004 and his grandmother Elizabeth Connor in 2010. He is the father of two...
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Berchmans D. Lefebvre

August 8, 1922 - March 5, 2013

Bert Lefebvre, 90, a Goffstown resident for the past 66 years, finished his life's journey March 5, 2013 following a brief illness. Born in Manchester on August 26, 1922, he was the son of Dieudonne and Leona (Gosselin) Lefebvre. His working career included Woodbury Poultry, Seward Construction, and 37 years at PSNH. He was the owner of Bert's Flower Shop and Pet Shop. Bert was a matchbox car...
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May Blum Sidore Gruber

March 6, 1912 - March 4, 2013

May Blum Sidore Gruber, born 6 March 1912, passed away peacefully at home in Goffstown, NH, on 4 March 2013, 2 days shy of her 101st birthday. A precocious scholar, she graduated New York University at 19 in 1931 and married Saul O Sidore five months later. May and Saul then founded, with her parents, the company that became Pandora Industries, a nationally known sweater and sportswear firm....
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Judith L Miller Daigle

November 19, 1957 - February 28, 2013

Judith L. Miller Daigle, daughter of Bonney J. Miller of New Boston and the late Bruce W. Miller, DDS, died Thursday, Feb. 28 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after a valiant battle with cancer. She was 55. A native of Topeka, Kansas, Ms. Miller Daigle attended The University of Kansas, where she received a BA Degree in Cultural Anthropology in 1980. She went on to receive an MBA in...
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Lloyd A. Davis

April 6, 1925 - February 20, 2013

Lloyd A. Davis, 87, passed away unexpectedly February 21, 2013 after a period of declining health. Born April 6, 1925, he was a life-long resident of Goffstown. He was the son of Waldo & Beatrice (Pattee) Davis. He graduated from Goffstown High School in 1943 and served from 1943-1946 in the Seabees. He married June Hadley on Sept 16, 1946 and worked at Kendall-Hadley Sash & Blind most of his...
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Michael D. L'Esperance

March 29, 1971 - February 16, 2013

DUNBARTON - Michael D. L'Esperance, 41, of Dunbarton, died Feb. 16, 2013, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon from an unknown illness. He was born in Lakeland, Fla., on March 29, 1971, to George and Lillian (Currier) L'Esperance. Mike was the proud sole proprietor of Liquid Courage Candles. He was a devoted and loving husband and father. He enjoyed being creative, loved his dogs -...
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Tammy Jo Sanchez

November 26, 1965 - February 11, 2013

Dateline Manchester NH Tammy Foss Boudle Sanchez – 47, of Manchester New Hampshire – died February 9, 2013 from cancer that she had fought aggressively since July 2012.Tammy was the daughter of Nathaniel and Ann L [Pearson] Foss Jr. She was born in Bangor Maine November 26, 1965 and lived in Manchester most of her life. She went to Manchester Schools. Tammy worked at RCD...
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Mary Hitchfield Akerly

January 4, 1924 - February 9, 2013

Dateline Goffstown, N.H. Mary Hitchfield Akerly 89, died February 9, 2013 following a period of declining health. Born January 4, 1924 she has been a lifelong resident of Goffstown. She was the daughter of Fred and Mary Bell (Annis) Hitchfield. Mrs. Akerly had been employed with the State of NH; she also worked at Hitching Post Restaurant for several years. She was a member of St. Mathews...
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Ronald Raymond Coulombe

December 3, 1951 - January 26, 2013

Dateline: Goffstown, N.H. Ronald Raymond Coulombe, age 61 died on January 26, 2013 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Manchester he was raised in Goffstown and has lived in Glassboro, NJ over 20 years. He was the son of Roger F. and M. Theresa (Delaney) Coulombe. Ronald was a member of the NJ Baseball Umpire's Assn, the Glassboro Little League and Glassboro Parks and Recreation...
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Raymond A. Naughton

April 6, 1941 - January 21, 2013

Dateline: Goffstown, N.H. Raymond Reynolds Naughton Ray Reynolds Naughton, of Goffstown, passed away on January 21, 2013 after a brief illness. He was born on April 6, 1941 to Raymond and Mary Flore (Reynolds) Naughton. He lived an extremely full life working in many different fields including police officer in NY. His love for the outdoors brought him to commercial roofing which he did for...
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Normand F. Archambault

October 21, 1962 - January 20, 2013

Allenstown - Normand F. Archambault, 50 of Allenstown, NH passed away Sunday January 20, 2013 after a sudden illness while surrounded by family and friends. Normand was a lifelong resident of New Hampshire, growing up in and attending Goffstown area schools. He is the son of Gerard F. Archambault of Alton, NH and Clara L. Croteau of Manchester, NH. After his enlistment in the U.S. Army where he...
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Nelson T. Downes

January 6, 1927 - January 12, 2013

Dateline Bedford, NH Nelson Thayer Downes of Bedford, NH passed away on January 12 at Concord Hospital due to complications from pneumonia. Nelson, born on January 6, 1927 to Carroll T. and Florence (Savage) Downes in Arlington, MA, attended schools in Goffstown, NH and Medford, MA as well as attending Northeastern University. He and his wife, Phyllis (Paige) were married in Goffstown, NH in June...
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Ruth A. Dearborn

March 28, 1912 - January 6, 2013

Dateline New Boston, NH Ruth A. Dearborn 100, died January 6, 2012 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home. Born in Rollinsford she resided in Manchester for most of her life. Following her retirement she split her time between N.H. and Bradenton, Fl. She was the daughter of Charles and Maude (Decateur) Atherson. Mrs. Dearborn was an avid golfer and member of the Intervale Country Club. She was...
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Myrtle May Cantin

May 27, 1940 - January 5, 2013

Myrtle May Cantin, 72, of Groveton died on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at the Bel-Air Nursing Home in Goffstown following a period of declining health. Born in New London, NH, she was the daughter of the late Roland F. and Martha M. (Eddy) Glidden Richards. Prior to moving to Goffstown 3 years ago, she had been a resident of Groveton for most of her life. Mrs. Cantin had been employed with James...
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Charles Edgar Brison

July 27, 1924 - January 3, 2013

GOFFSTOWN - Charles Edgar Brison, 88, died Jan. 3, 2013, at Franklin Regional Hospital following a period of declining health. Born in Somerville, Mass., he has resided in Goffstown since 1951. He was the son of Edgar S. and Flora (Trefry) Brison. Mr. Brison was employed as a service technician with Pitney Bowes for 34 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army Air...
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Mary Mildred Morrisette

May 19, 1966 - December 27, 2012

HORSEHEAD, N.Y. - Mary Mildred Morrisette, 46, died Dec. 27, 2012, in Horsehead, N.Y., after a long illness. Born May 19, 1966, in Exeter, N.H., Mary was the beloved daughter of Paul N. Morrisette of Exeter, N.H., and Virginia A. Hill and stepfather H. Channing Hill of Goffstown, N.H. She was a graduate of Goffstown High School and formerly employed by Public Service of New Hampshire. Mary is...
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Richard H. Perkins

September 9, 1926 - December 18, 2012

WEARE - Richard H. "Dick" Perkins, 86, died Dec. 18, 2012, following a brief illness. Born in Goffstown, he was a lifelong resident of Weare. He was the son of Ralph and Josephine (Duckworth) Perkins. Mr. Perkins was involved in interstate construction and paved the way in new computerized equipment operation for Routes 93 and 89. He and his wife Bonnie founded Pioneer Computer School of Visual...
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Gerald R. Margerum

November 26, 1932 - December 16, 2012

Gerald "Jerry" R. Margerum passed away on December 16, 2012 in Bedford following a lengthy illness. He was born on November 26, 1932 in Santa Ana, California. He was the son of George R. and Beulah (Jenner) Margerum. He proudly served in the United States Marine Corps and is a veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed playing cards, sports and was an avid fan of the New England Patriots, Boston...
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Robert Francis Ste. Marie

June 6, 1947 - December 16, 2012

Robert F. Ste. Marie 65, died December 16, 2012 at Concord Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born in Derry he was the son of Francis and Edith Ste. Marie. Mr. Ste. Marie graduated from University of Massachusetts, Lowell and worked as an electrical engineer with Computer Vision and Digital Equipment Corporation. He was a veteran having served during the Vietnam War with the United States Navy...
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Valetta M. Sweeney

May 7, 1922 - December 16, 2012

Valetta "Val" Sweeney died December 16, 2012 died peacefully at her home surrounded by her family after a period failing health. One of four children, she was born May 7, 1922 to Lawrence and Maude (Brown) Dufraine in Hancock, NH. She graduated from Hancock High School. She was a resident of Goffstown since 1955 and a communicant of St. Lawrence parish. A grand lady, Val was a devoted wife and...
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Richard E. Kuhn

June 26, 1936 - December 13, 2012

GOFFSTOWN - Richard E. "Dick" Kuhn, 76, of Goffstown, died Dec. 13, 2012, following a brief illness. He was born in Manchester, the son of the late Rudolph and Mae (Fournier) Kuhn. He was the youngest of five children and was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters, Raymond Kuhn, Kenneth Kuhn, Mary Castleberry, and Eleanor "Honey" Burgess. Dick grew up in Manchester and graduated from...
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Marion L. Ewald

September 30, 1926 - December 10, 2012

Dateline: Goffstown, N.H. Marion L. Ewald 86, died December 10, 2012 at Elliot Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. she resided for many years in Framingham, Ma. and Port St. Lucie, Florida moving to N.H. 8 years ago. She was the daughter of Max I. and Sadie (Bardfeld) Hochheiser. Mrs. Ewald was a middle school teacher for many years in the town of Framingham, MA. ...
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Claire Rita Grady

January 2, 1928 - December 3, 2012

Claire R. Grady, 84, of Goffstown NH died December 3, 2012 at her home, surrounded by her loving family following a 2 year battle with cancer. She was born on January 2, 1928 in Whitefield NH to Joseph and Mary Crepeau. She was educated in the local school system, and graduated from Mount Saint Mary College, Hooksett NH in 1949. While attending "the Mount" Claire met Henry T. Grady and they...
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Michael John Dalaker

March 19, 1964 - November 25, 2012

Michael John Dalaker 48, passed away November 25, 2012 following a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Long Island, NY he has been a resident of New Boston since 1997. He is the son of Hans and Claire Dalaker. Mr. Dalaker graduated from Northeastern University in 1987 and worked as a program analyst for Kewill Industries of Chelmsford, MA for several years. He served as a volunteer EMT for...
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Aime F. Watts

June 9, 1949 - November 19, 2012

Dateline: Nashua, N.H. Aime F. Watts, 63 died November 19, 2012 at Manchester V.A. Medical Center following a lenghthy battle with prostate cancer. Born June 9, 1949 in Fall River Ma. He has resided in the Nashua area for the past 20 years. He was the son of Aime F. (Sr.) and Yvonne (Tetreault) Watts. Mr. Watts was a self employed computer engineer, having begun his career during the birth...
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James E. Gallagher

December 11, 1926 - November 16, 2012

Dateline: Goffstown, N.H. Colonel James E. Gallagher 85, died November 16, 2012 following a period of declining health. Born in Woodsville he has been a resident of Goffstown for most of his life. He was the son of Edward F. and Clara (Trombly) Gallagher. Mr. Gallagher was a graduate of U.N.H. He was employed as an engineer with Boston and Maine Railroad for several years. He served two...
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Frances H. Russell

October 30, 2012 - October 30, 2012

Frances H. Russell, 96, died peacefully Oct. 26, 2012, following a period of declining health. Born in Bennington, she was the daughter of William F. and Frances (Lake) Harrington. Prior to moving to Goffstown in 1979, she resided Greenfield for most of her life. Along with her husband, she helped run the family business, Russell Oil Company of Greenfield. Frances loved to dance, play cards and...
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Ann Letitia Houghton

April 16, 1944 - October 27, 2012

Ann "Annie" Letitia Houghton, 68, died October 27, 2012, at Hospice House of Concord. Born April 16, 1944, she has resided in New Boston for most of her life and enjoyed staying current on all of the local town news. Ann was a 1962 graduate from New Boston High School. She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Doris (Blanchette) Houghton. Ms. Houghton had been employed with Hitchner...
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David Michael Daly

March 22, 1955 - October 27, 2012

NEW BOSTON -David M. Daly 57, died suddenly Oct. 27, 2012, at his residence. Born in Augsburg, Germany, he had been a resident of New Boston for the past 17 years. David had been a member of the adjunct faculty at Southern New Hampshire University for several years. David loved teaching and he was a mentor , a friend, and inspiration to many of his students He currently worked as a mental health...
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Betty Lou Boisvert

May 4, 1952 - October 18, 2012

Dateline Weare, NH Betty Lou (Morrell) Boisvert died peacefully Oct.18 at home. Born 5/4/52 in Greenville, ME. Betty Lou was raised in Greenville and has resided in Weare, NH for the past 20 years with her Husband Bill Boisvert. Betty loved spending time outdoors especially hiking, skiing, boating on Moosehead Lake on the Bayliner boat called the NEV-AH-RED-E. Earlier in her life in...
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Marilyn Dibello

October 31, 1928 - October 17, 2012

Dateline Goffstown, NH Marilyn J. DiBello, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend, lived 84 years, surrounded with love, faith and devotion until Wednesday, October 17, 2012. She was born October 31, 1928, in Amsterdam, New York, the daughter of Paul Hojohn and Margaret Wisnewski Hojohn. An Honors graduate of Johnstown High School in Johnstown, New York with the...
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Ernest Frank Tibbetts

February 25, 1921 - October 15, 2012

MANCHESTER - Ernest Frank Tibbetts died Oct. 15, 2012, at the Maple Leaf Health Care Center, Manchester, where he had lived for the past 10 years. Mr. Tibbetts was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Goffstown, the son of George E. and Nellie R. Tibbetts. He was raised in the Grasmere section of Goffstown and attended Goffstown grammar and high schools. He was in the 1907 Ordnance Co. (Aviation), a veteran...
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Phyllis Duclos

February 26, 1921 - October 14, 2012

GOFFSTOWN - Phyllis Duclos, 91, died Oct. 14, 2012, at Hillsborough County Nursing Home following a period of declining health. Born in Milton, Mass., she was a resident of Goffstown since 1946. She was the daughter of Francis E. and Ruth (Frederick) Corkum. Mrs. Duclos graduated from Beth Israel Deaconess School of Nursing. She was employed as a registered nurse with Moore General Hospital for...
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Lloyd D. Hill

May 31, 1943 - October 12, 2012

NEW BOSTON - Lloyd D. "Butch" Hill 69, died October 12, 2012 surrounded by his family at the Merrimack Community Hospice House after an 11 year battle with kidney cancer. Born in Saco, ME he has been a resident of New Boston since 1987. He was the son of George A. and Muriel (Donald) Hill. He graduated from Nashua HS in 1961 and Northeastern University in 1966 with a Bachelor's Degree in...
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Gardner S. Page

October 6, 1929 - October 1, 2012

Gardner S. Page Beloved Father, Korean War Veteran, Ham Radio Operator MANCHESTER – Gardner S. Page, 82, died peacefully at home on October 1, 2012. He was the beloved husband of the late Nola (Smith) Page to whom he was married for 52 years. Born October 6, 1929, in North Troy, Vermont, he was the son of Gardner and Minnie (Foster) Page. He graduated from People's Academy in Morrisville,...
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Seth Heywood

May 3, 1918 - September 22, 2012

Dateline: Goffstown, N.H. Seth Heywood, 94, of Hooksett, NH passed away peacefully on Saturday September 22, 2012 after a short illness. He was born in Gardner, Mass. on May 3, 1918 and was the son of Seth and Edith (Edo) Heywood of Gardner, Mass. He is a direct descendent of the family that founded and built the Heywood-Wakefield Furniture Company. Seth attended Andover Academy and Yale...
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A. Stephen Benoit

May 11, 1937 - September 14, 2012

Dateline Goffstown, NH A. Stephen Benoit 75, died September 14, 2012 following a heroic battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Born May 11, 1937 he was the son of Arthur and Catherine (DeWolfe) Benoit. Born in Cambridge Ma., he was raised in Brighton, Ma. graduating as a Master tool and die maker at the top of his class from Boston Trade School in 1955 . He was employed...
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Linda Heywood Scott

January 2, 1945 - September 13, 2012

Dateline New Boston, NH Linda Heywood Scott (Linney Babe) Age 67 of New Boston, NH died unexpectedly September 13th surrounded by her family. Linda was born in Hinsdale, IL January 2, 1945 the daughter of Harriett Nichols and Seth Heywood II. Linda attended public schools in Weston Massachusetts and graduated with the class of 1963 and then went onto Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT and...
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Roland P. Marcotte

June 1, 1934 - September 3, 2012

Dateline Weare, NH Roland Paul Marcotte 78, died September 3, 2012 at his residence following a lengthy illness. Born in St. Johnsbury, Vt. June 1, 1934 to George and Catherine (GrosLouis) Marcotte he was one of 14 children. Mr. Marcotte resided in Monroe for most of his life having spent the past 19 years in Milford and Weare. He had been employed for several years as a truck driver with...
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Elliott Hersey

September 11, 1932 - August 30, 2012

Dateline: Deering, NH Elliott Hersey, 79 A former long term resident of New Boston, Elliott Hersey passed away at Pleasant View Center, Concord August 30th 2012. Born in Winchester Massachusetts on September 11th 1932 to Walden B. Hersey and Lois E. Hersey. He was raised along side three sisters, Althea, Alison, and Stephanie. Elliott graduated from Winchester High School, Kimble Union...
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John Barry Davidson

September 16, 1916 - August 13, 2012

John Barry Davidson died at The Arbors of Bedford, NH on August 13, 2012. He was 96. He was born to John Maitland Davidson and Emily Miler Davidson on June 16, 1916 and grew up in Upper Montclair, NJ and Madison, CT. A graduate of Governor Dummer Academy'35 and Williams College'39, he received a PhD in chemistry from MIT in 1942. During WW2, he worked on several projects to support the war effort...
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Oline Patricia Smith

November 27, 1916 - August 10, 2012

Oline "Pat" Smith, 96, of Waltham MA, passed away August 10, 2012 at the Leland Home in Waltham. She was born in Amherst NH to Richard and Marie Sherman, moving to Waltham in 1943 where she successfully raised her family. Pat was proud of growing up on a New Hampshire farm during the Depression where out of necessity she learned to "make do" and re-purpose useful items. She carried these skills...
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David Wayne Moody

May 24, 1958 - August 10, 2012

Dateline Weare, NH David W. Moody, 54 a life-long resident of Weare died August 10 surrounded by his family following a very lengthy illness. The son of Kathleen Hadley and Murray Moody, he is survived by his siblings of Weare, Jack Moody; Linda (Wally) Wood; Kathy (Hugh)Colburn; Bette Moody of NC and Cyndie (Tom) Cullen of Penacook, as well as several nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by...
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Stanley F. Cook

October 15, 1937 - August 4, 2012

Stanley Fred Cook 74, died August 4, 2012 at Hillsborough County Nursing Home following a brief illness. Born in Concord he has been a resident of Goffstown for the past 42 years. He was the son of Fred L. and Cora E. (Woodbury) Cook. Prior to his retirement he had been employed for 27 years with Goffstown Department of Public Works. Mr. Cook was a member of Goffstown Fish and Game Club,...
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Richard K. Johnson

November 16, 1953 - July 13, 2012

Richard K. Johnson 58, died peacefully on July 13, 2012 at Hospice House of Concord, surrounded by his loving family. Born November 16, 1953 he had been a resident of Dunbarton for the past 26 years, previously living in Millis, Ma. He was the son of the late Kenneth Johnson and Evelyn (Oberg) Mitrano. He faced his cancer diagnosis with optimism, determination and courage and was an inspiration...
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Oliver J. Winsett

November 21, 1980 - July 10, 2012

Dateline Atkinson, NH Oliver Jozef Winsett of Atkinson, NH, born Harrisburg, PA, November 21, 1980, died suddenly on July 10, 2012. Much loved son of Anna and Dennis Winsett of Atkinson, NH. Beloved brother of Emily Winsett Dutton, brother-in-law of Steven Dutton and joyful and much loved uncle of Owen John Dutton and Penelope Fay Dutton, to whom he was also godfather, all of Goffstown, NH. ...
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John A. Jarzombek

July 5, 2012 - July 5, 2012

WEARE - John A. Jarzombek, 76, of Weare, NH, died July 02, 2012 at Concord Hospital after a brief illness. Born on December 06, 1935 in Providence, RI, John attended schools there prior to enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1953. In the Air Force he served as a Radar Technician at the Saint Albans Vermont Air Force Station, one of twenty-four Air Defense Command surveillance stations...
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Wanda L. Mix

July 7, 1958 - July 2, 2012

Wanda L. Mix, 53, of Henniker NH passed away on July 2nd 2012 after a long battle with leukemia/lymphoma. She was surrounded by her loved ones. Wanda was born on July 7th 1958 to Robert Williams And Joan (Walch) Guimond. She was an avid lover of riding her motorcycle everywhere she could. She loved making arts and crafts, tending to her garden, and spending time with her friends and family. She...
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Charles P. Odette III

November 9, 1954 - June 26, 2012

Dateline Goffstown, N.H. Charles "Scott" P. Odette, III died June 26 2012 at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer. Born November 9, 1954 in Concord he has resided in Goffstown for the past 8 years previusly living in Loudon. He was the son of Charles P. Odette, II and Ruth (Ash) Odette. Mr. Odette was employed for more than 40 years as a machinist, part of that time with P.H...
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Beverly M. Mauldin

July 4, 1930 - June 19, 2012

Dateline Weare, NH Beverly (England) Bigbee - Mauldin Beverly died peacefully at home on June 18th, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Lowell Ma, on July 4th 1930 She is survived by her husband Thomas M. Mauldin. She was predeceased by her first husband James R. Bigbee Mother of six children and their spouses. Richard Bigbee and Kathy Kaklamanos, Allen and Claire Bigbee, Heidi and Ron...
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