Our Obituaries

Jennifer Jill Elberfeld

May 7, 1963 - December 7, 2017

Mrs. Jennifer J. Elberfeld (Westover) died peacefully after a brave battle with cancer in Concord, NH on December 7, 2017 at the age of 54.Jennifer is survived by her mother, Erthalder Westover, of Bow, NH, her husband David Elberfeld of Dunbarton, NH, brother Stephen Rawding, of Bow, NH and his fiancée Martine Laureyns, Larry Westover of Concord, NH, Jennifer's sisters Pam Mohan of Northwood,...
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Beverly Jean Sweet

September 17, 1934 - November 30, 2017

Beverly Jean Sweet passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 30, 2017. Born in Concord on September 17, 1934, she was the daughter of the late George H. and Jennie L. (Cozzi) Crutchfield. She graduated from St. John's High School as a member of the National Honor Society in 1952. Following graduation, she became a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen as a wreath and floral...
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Laura Alice Griffith

March 9, 1939 - November 28, 2017

Laura (Grondin) Griffith passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. She was born on March 9, 1939, in Berlin, New Hamphire, to Marie (Mary) Gobiel and Albert Grondin.She graduated from Pembroke Academy in 1958 and then moved to Concord where she worked at the Rumford Press as a journey woman for 22 years and later at Sprague Electric and at Rivco, both for 9...
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Shea Kingston Black

February 18, 1974 - November 25, 2017

Shea Black of Concord, NH passed away unexpectedly on November 25, 2017. Shea was born in Peterborough, NH on February 18, 1974. He graduated from Concord High School and was a hairstylist for more than two decades. He recently attended NHTI and Lakes Region Community College, where he graduated with an Associate of Science in Nursing. He was acknowledged as a Registered Nurse at a pinning...
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James David Cook

September 12, 1933 - November 21, 2017

James D Cook, 84, passed away in the arms of his wife and caregiver and surrounded by family on Tuesday, November 21 at the Birches in Concord. Born in Somerville, MA on September 12, 1933, the son of Forrest and Beatrice Cook, Jim was the middle of three brothers, with Peter the oldest, and Michael ("Butch") the youngest. He graduated from Reading High School where he played football, and was a...
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Veronica M. Bilodeau

July 10, 1932 - November 21, 2017

Veronica (Nicky) Mary Rose Raymond Bilodeau, 85, died Tuesday, November 21, 2017 after a period of declining health.Veronica was born July 10th, 1932 in Allenstown, New Hampshire, the daughter of Ernest and Leonida (Doucette) Raymond.Veronica was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Ronald Bilodeau, in 2010.Veronica was a homemaker and was the owner and operator of Nicky's Jewelry for many...
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Elmer Trombly

May 26, 1932 - November 20, 2017

Beloved husband and father, Elmer Trombly passed away Monday, November 20, 2017 at Merrimack County Nursing Home surrounded by his devoted family. He was 85.Born in Concord NH on May 26, 1932, the son of Napoleon Trombly and Gertrude (Foley) Trombly. Elmer was one of 9 children. He was a lifelong resident of Concord and graduated from Concord High School in 1950 where he played football and...
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Richard F. Lassonde

May 23, 1930 - November 15, 2017

Richard F. Lassonde Jr., 87, of Concord died on Wednesday November 15th at the Hospice House in Concord NH. He was born in Concord, the son of the late Beatrice E. Lamotte and Richard F. Lassonde. He grew up in Concord and graduated from Concord High School in the class of 1948. He was well known as a track athlete in the late 1940's having won individual state championships in the running...
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Mary Ellen Hill

July 25, 1937 - November 11, 2017

Mary Ellen Hill, 80, of Concord, New Hampshire passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Concord Hospital. Mary was born in Concord, New Hampshire in 1937.Mary was predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Alice Hill. Members of Mary's family include her sisters, Judith Foy and Martha Ruddy, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great nieces, and great-great nephews.Mary touched many...
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Stephen Ahlgren

July 21, 1949 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Teresa G. Hooper

July 19, 1926 - November 5, 2017

On the morning of Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the age of 91, Teresa Gloria Hooper (Spain) passed away in Concord, NH. She was surrounded by family until her last moments, when she peacefully came to rest in her home of 57 years. She was born to Frank and Agnes (King) Spain on July 19, 1926 in Concord. She continued to live in the city throughout her life. After graduating from St. John's High...
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Louise L. Anderson

October 2, 1924 - November 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Paul William Hammond

October 11, 1932 - November 3, 2017

Paul W. Hammond of Bow, passed away on November 3, 2017 at the age of 85. Born on October 11, 1934, Paul was a proud lifelong resident of Bow N.H. After graduating from Concord High School in 1950, Paul worked first at the Odd Fellows Home, the Brick Tower Restaurant and finally at the N.H. State Hospital. He loved to fish and hunt with his brothers, uncles and father, going as far as Alaska in...
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Judith Bloom

February 1, 1942 - November 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Gertrude Mabel Lutze

August 18, 1917 - October 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Waunetta Cutting

June 24, 1927 - October 26, 2017

Mrs. Waunetta Belle Cutting, died peacefully in the Merrimack County Nursing Home on October 26, 2017, in Franklin, New Hampshire, at the age of 90. Mrs. Cutting is survived by her four children: Elizabeth Wolf of Marshall, Michigan, Lucinda Burnham of Concord, New Hampshire, William Cutting, III of Franklin, New Hampshire and James Cutting, Sr. of Sabattus, Maine and her four grandchildren Anne...
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Sally Ann Crosby

December 30, 1955 - October 26, 2017

Sally Ann Crosby of Concord, New Hampshire, loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on Thursday October 26th, 2017. Sally was born in Concord, New Hampshire on December 30, 1955, the daughter of the late Harold and Doris (Perry) Belval. She grew up and lived in Concord her whole life. She met her loving husband, Bob and after being married on June 7, 1980, shared 37 years of marriage...
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Richard I. Gourley

September 17, 1929 - October 26, 2017

Richard "Dick" "R99" Irving Gourley, 88 of Hopkinton passed away peacefully on October 26, 2017 at Presidential Oaks nursing home. Richard was born in Concord, New Hampshire in 1929. He graduated from Concord High School in 1947 and later completed a course of study at a plumbing and heating trade school in the Boston, Massachusetts area. Richard married his high school sweetheart, Joan, in...
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Marsha Jean Brown

May 9, 1949 - October 17, 2017

Marsha Jean Brown, 68 of Bow passed away suddenly at her home surrounded by her family.She was born in Providence, RI on May 9, 1949, a daughter of Alexander and Hilda (Cochrane) Chalko. Marsha's family came to New Hampshire in 1958, settling in North Pembroke, where she attended Pembroke Academy.Marsha was employed by Dunkin Donuts in her younger years, when she met her husband, Robert, who was...
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Eleanor Rippe Huntington

December 9, 1929 - October 17, 2017

Eleanor J (Rippe) Huntington died at home, October 17, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Eleanor was born to parents Henry A and Edith G (Downes) Rippe on December 9, 1929 in Westport, CT, her childhood home. She graduated from Staples High School. Following a tradition in nursing set by her mother and grandmother, Eleanor was a graduate of Grace New Haven School of Nursing. This legacy...
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Zaneta Rhea Mabry

December 11, 1962 - October 13, 2017

Zaneta Rhea Mabry, 54 of Concord passed away unexpectedly at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland surrounded by her family.A daughter of military parents, she was born in Okinawa, Japan on December 11, 1962, a daughter of Isaac and Patricia (Leubben) Yost. Zaneta entered the U.S. Navy in 1981, serving four years in Active Duty, VA-128, NAS, Whidby Island, Washington. During her time in...
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Stuart Wayne Craig

October 11, 1940 - October 12, 2017

Concord- Stuart W. Craig 77, died Thursday October 12, 2017 at the Hospice House in Concord, NH; surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Pittsfield, Maine on October 11, 1940. Stuart graduated from West Lebanon High School Class of 1958 and later furthered his studies at the University of New Hampshire. Stuart is a retiree from Beede of Penacook, NH and Revlon of Phoenix, AZ. He was a...
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Bruce Terrio

February 2, 1954 - October 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Jacob Earl Rowell

August 8, 1988 - October 9, 2017

Jacob Earl Rowell, 29, of Pembroke, NH passed away surrounded by his beloved family and friends on October 9, 2017. Jacob was born to Edwin Rowell and Tammy Rollins on August 8, 1988. He graduated from Pittsfield High School in Pittsfield, NH. Jacob married his loving wife, Taylor (Byrne) Rowell on August 5, 2017. Jacob cherished life. He enjoyed watching the New England Patriots, playing his...
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Evelyn E. Merrow

June 17, 1919 - October 8, 2017

PENACOOK-Evelyn E. (Emerson) Merrow, 98, of Penacook, NH died peacefully after a brief illness, surrounded by her family inPortland, ME, on Sunday October 8, 2017. Evelyn was born on June 17, 1919 in Lancaster, NH to Neal and Jennie (Ashe) Emerson.Evelyn was an amazing woman who started her life over at age 40 after divorcing her husband, Murray Merrow of Lancaster, NH. Shelearned how to drive,...
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Ronald Brown

October 25, 1934 - October 7, 2017

CONCORD-Ronald K. Brown passed away October 7, 2017 of Alzheimer's disease while a resident of Pleasant View Nursing Home, Concord, NH. He was born October 25, 1934 in Lynn, MA the son of Kenneth W. and Ermine M. Brown, and Stepmother Ruth G. Brown. He leaves behind his devoted wife, Laurel L. Keefe, his beloved daughters, Felicia F. Brown and husband Andrew Cagle of Gainesville, FL, and Jada L....
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Doanld E. Heath

October 30, 1924 - October 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Anne Firth Brannock

August 17, 1941 - October 2, 2017

Ann F. Brannock, 76, of Bow passed away on Monday, October 2, 2017 at CRVNA Hospice House in Concord surrounded by her family.She was born in Concord on August 17, 1941 a daughter of Edwin and Mary (Murphy) Firth. She was a graduate of Concord High School Class of 1959.Anne worked for over 30 years as an Instructional Aide for Bow Elementary School. Aside from her many years of service to the...
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James Jackson Aikins

March 29, 1933 - October 1, 2017

James Jackson "Jack" Aikins passed away peacefully on October 1st, 2017 at the age of 84. Jack will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends for his independent spirit and wonderful sense of humor.Jack was born March 29, 1933 to Edith (McLaughlin) and Jackson Aikins in Lynn, Massachusetts. He was predeceased by his brother, Arthur Aikins, and his sister, Cynthia Whalen.Jack graduated from...
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Courtney Doiron Rego

September 30, 1991 - September 30, 2017

Courtney Doiron Rego, 26, of Manchester, NH formerly of Warner, NH passed away September 30, 2017. Born in Concord, NH, she was the beloved daughter of Robert and Michelle (Doiron) Rego. She leaves behind three brothers, a sister, and a nephew: Matthew and his wife Meredith of CA, Jonathan and his fiancé Alycia of MA, Christopher of MA, and Kathy and her husband Andrew & their son David...
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Gary Haven Smith

December 7, 1948 - September 28, 2017

NORTHWOOD-Gary Haven Smith, 68, of Northwood passed away on September 28th after a short battle with an illness. He was born in Boston and resided in Northwood for the past 43 years. In his youth, Gary sculpted in Greece and Italy. He graduated from University of New Hampshire where he later served as an adjunct professor. Gary has become internationally recognized for his art with work...
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Linda Strong

January 1, 1961 - September 28, 2017

Linda Ford Strong, loving wife and companion of Thomas Strong for 25 years, left this earth for a better place on September 28, 2017. Linda was born to Rita Labrie Hooker of Bow, and David Ford of Concord, on January 1, 1961. After a long illness, Linda was surrounded by loving friends and family including her children Thomas and Patricia Reeves, and her sisters Kathy Boudreau, Diane Ford, and...
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Vincent T. Anne

May 18, 1925 - September 25, 2017

(Theresa) Anne Vincent, 92, a lifelong Concord resident, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Havenwood. Born May 18, 1925, she was the daughter of J. Henry and Marie (Laramay) Vincent. Anne was one of five children, two brothers Jerome and Cyril and two sisters Virginia and Esther.She is survived by eleven nieces and nephews - children of her brother Cyril and Jerome and her sister...
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Susan Palmer Terry

August 14, 1952 - September 25, 2017

CONCORD - Susan Palmer Terry 65 of Concord passed away after a long illness on September 25, with her family by her side. She is survived by her Husband Clyde, son Alex, daughter Maddy and her sister Donna Prince of Newton, Massachusetts along with her nephews and many cousins. Susan was predeceased in death by her brother Michael Palmer. Susan earned her master degree at George Washington...
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Christopher Wentworth Foley

August 5, 1978 - September 24, 2017

PENACOOK-Christopher Wentworth Foley passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, at the CRVNA Hospice House on Sunday, September 24, 2017. Chris was born on August 5, 1978 in Concord, NH to James and Debra Foley. He attended school in the Concord School District, graduating from Concord High School in 1997. He obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Childhood Studies from Plymouth State...
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Robert J. Dintino

March 26, 1944 - September 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Kevin James Drago

May 19, 1974 - September 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Kevin James Drago

May 19, 1974 - September 16, 2017

Kevin James Drago, age 43 of Pembroke, New Hamshire; formerly of Auburn, New Hampshire went to be with his father in heaven on Saturday, September 16th at Concord VNA Hospice House following a courageous battle with brain cancer. Kevin is survived by his wife Diana and two beautiful daughters Emma and Averi, parents Mike and Peggy Drago of Concord NH, brother Todd Drago and his wife Michelle,...
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Helen Elizabeth Whitehead

August 1, 1933 - September 13, 2017

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA-Helen Elizabeth Whitehead, 84, passed away peacefully on September 13, 2017.Mrs. Whitehead was born in Long Island, NY and resided in Chichester, NH for many years until moving to Virginia Beach. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul Dlubac and Christine Slosar Dlubac and her husband, Donald Whitehead; a son James Whitehead; a sister Dorothy Desroiers; four brothers,...
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Jeffrey A. Cadorette

January 13, 1963 - September 12, 2017

Jeffrey A Cadorette, age 54, of Penacook, NH passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday September 12, 2017. Jeffrey was born January 13, 1963. Jeff worked many years in the tire and auto industry as an assistant manager of sales at Concord Tire, and Stratham Tire. His most recent employment was at Merrimack County Nursing Home. Jeff always strived to provide excellent customer service to all...
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Joseph Wilson French

July 16, 1936 - September 12, 2017

CONTOOCOOK-Joseph Wilson French, Jr., 81, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017 after a long illness. Joe was the son of Joseph Wilson French, Sr. and Helen Gladys (Fisk) French. He was born at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, formerly Memorial Hospital, in Nashua, NH, on July 16, 1936.He was educated in Merrimack, NH, schools, and attended Tilton School for a post-graduate year. He received...
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Douglas Osborne

November 17, 1939 - September 11, 2017

BOSCAWEN-Douglas Lee Osborne, 77, passed away at home surrounded by his family after a long term illness on Monday, September 11, 2017. Douglas was born on November 17, 1939 to Clifford Osborne and Dorothy (Rand) Osborne in Concord, New Hampshire. He grew up in Epsom and Concord with his three siblings; Deane Osborne, Claire (Osborne) Sklarin, and Gail (Osborne) Paszek. He married Nancy (Watson)...
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Eileen Ruth Kushmerek

July 24, 1930 - September 11, 2017

CONCORD-Eileen R. Kushmerek, 87, of Concord, NH passed away on September 11, 2017 at The Birches of Concord, NH, after a period of declining health. She was born in Boston, MA to Arthur and Hazel (Cutlip) Call on July 24, 1930 and raised in Dorchester, MA.Eileen was a stay at home mother maintaining a household for her husband and two children. Eileen worked part-time for a number of years at...
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Cleta Swett

September 12, 1926 - September 11, 2017

Cleta Elizabeth Swett passed away very peacefully at her home in Concord, NH on September 11, 2017, one day before her 91st birthday with her children Melody and David by her side. Cleta was born in Morristown, TN, September 12, 1926 to William Thomas and Essie Gladis Collins. She attended the Rose School and worked for many years at the Charles Department Store before meeting her beloved...
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Douglas H. Dartnell

October 8, 1934 - September 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Edgar Raoul Crete

March 12, 1931 - September 10, 2017

CONCORD- Edgar Raoul Crete, 86, passed away on September, 10, 2017. The end of his life was marked by courage, endurance and dignity. His belief in God and his devotion to his family sustained him in his battle with illness and ultimately provided him with peace. He was born in St Malo, Quebec, Canada in 1931, the son of Francis and Blanche Crete. His parents and 10 siblings, him being the 4th...
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Margaret F. Wilber

October 13, 1945 - September 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Gordon M. Fogg

April 8, 1930 - September 3, 2017

Gordon M. Fogg of Penacook passed away on Sunday at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen. Gordon was born in Portsmouth on April 8, 1930, the son of the late Carl Fogg and Genevieve (Smith) Fogg. He was raised on the family farm in Deerfield. He was a past member of the Deerfield Fair Association, the Deerfield Grange and the Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department. Enlisting in the New...
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Neal Gary Skinner

August 31, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Patricia Ann Titus

May 24, 1926 - August 31, 2017

Concord, N.H. - Patricia A. Titus walked from time into eternity August 31st, 2017 after a year-long battle with cancer. Born to The Honorable Mildred (Seavey) Ingram (Acworth, NH) and John C. Ingram on May 24th, 1926 in Oxford, NE. Patricia grew up in Manhattan where she attended The Lennox School and The NY Professional School in NYC, and Simmons College in Boston, Ma. She made her...
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Lucile Lecours

November 9, 1922 - August 27, 2017

Lucile Lecours, a lifelong resident on Celtic St. (formerly Abbott St.), Concord, NH and John H. Whitaker Place, Penacook, NH, Lucile (Lu) Lecours, age 94, passed away August 27,2017 at Merrimack County Nursing Home.Lucile was born in Concord, NH, on November 9, 1922, a daughter of Roderick and Alma (Girard) Lecours. She graduated from St. John's High School in 1940. Lucile was a lifelong...
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Walter C. Thumm

March 29, 1925 - August 26, 2017

Walter Carl Thumm, 92, of Alton, NH passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Harmony Homes Assisted Living in Durham, NH with his loving wife at his side. He was born March 29, 1925 in Methuen, MA to the late Carl G. Thumm and Elsie F. Theilling Thumm. In 1943, Walter enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country until his Honorable Discharge in 1946. He served as a Motor...
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Rebecca Ellen Hildreth

October 29, 1941 - August 24, 2017

Rebecca E. "Becky" Hildreth, 75, formerly of Canterbury died Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the Peabody Home in Franklin after a period of declining health."Becky" as she was known by, was born in Concord on October 29, 1941 a daughter of Lucian and Ellen (Nelson) Hildreth. She graduated from Concord High School Class of 1959 and earned her Bachelors' Degree from Principia College in Illinois in...
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Elizabeth Callahan

November 30, 1960 - August 21, 2017

Elizabeth Callahan, age 56 of Loudon passed away on August, 21, 2017 at the Concord VNA Hospice House. She was born in Keene, NH on November 30, 1960 to the late John C. and Ruth I. Callahan. She was the next to youngest of their 15 children and raised in Troy, NH. Elizabeth was born with Down Syndrome, and had failure to thrive as an infant. This presented many obstacles to her family, but...
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Edward John Nichols

December 7, 1933 - August 21, 2017

Allenstown, NH - Edward "Ed" Nichols, 83, of Allenstown, NH passed away Monday, August 21st after a hard fought battle with declining health. He was born in Grasmere, NH on December 7, 1933. He worked as a machinist for most of his career, and upon retirement, he enjoyed part time work as a specialist in a sports shop where he could share his passion for the great outdoors. Ed had a...
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Marguerite Lacaillade

July 12, 1925 - August 20, 2017

Marguerite Marie (Gosselin) Lacaillade, 92, formerly of Pembroke, died Sunday at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen following a period of declining health. She was born in Manchester on July 12, 1925 a daughter of Arthur and Anna (Rivard) Gosselin and attended Manchester Schools.She was well known throughout the state as a Tupperware dealer during the 1970's, earning several honors for...
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Charles August Winterling

October 8, 1932 - August 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Curtis Dale Abel

January 13, 1936 - August 18, 2017

HOPKINTON-Curtis Dale Abel, 81, of Hopkinton, N.H. passed away after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease on August 18, 2017. Curtis was born in Palestine, AR and grew up in Kingsport TN. He was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and East Tennessee State University. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne, first certified SCUBA instructor in North Carolina. He was a sales and...
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Raymond Gerard Lacasse

August 18, 1934 - August 18, 2017

Raymond G. Lacasse, 83, of Concord, NH passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Merrimack County Nursing Home. He was born in Manchester, NH to parents, Alexis and Maria (Grenier) Lacasse on August 18, 1934. Raymond was predeceased by his parents and his 4 brothers and 7 sisters. His sister, Theresa Peron, survives him.Members of his family include his wife of 47 years, Jane (Mulligan) Lacasse...
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Ellen S. Sheridan

December 11, 1930 - August 15, 2017

CONCORD-Ellen Wing Sisson Sheridan completed her last important task, leaving this world and her many efforts to make it better on August 15, 2017, at the age of 86. We sang her on her way.Ellen was born December 11, 1930, in Potsdam, NY, second child of Irma Rutherford and George Wing Sisson and fourth generation in a large family of what she called "community gentry." She was exposed to world...
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Carmen D. O'Connor

May 17, 1938 - August 14, 2017

WARNER-Carmen D. O'Connor, 79, of Warner, NH, died peacefully to be with the Lord on August 19, 2017. Born May 17, 1938 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, she is predeceased by her late husband of 51 years, MSgt, USAF (Ret) Robert C. O'Connor of Schenectady, New York.Carmen was a military wife traveling with her husband to many places throughout the US and abroad to the Philippines and Okinawa,...
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Thomas Stephen Hyde

May 7, 1944 - August 12, 2017

Thomas "Tom" Hyde, 73, gained his angel wings on August 12th, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom never let the disease get the best of him maintaining his "gift of gab" and the ability to strike up a conversation with everyone he met. He was loved by everybody who crossed his path for his compassion and generous nature. Toms favorite moments were those spent with his work family at...
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Melvin Fredric Murray

September 29, 1934 - August 12, 2017

Melvin F. Murray peacefully passed away August 11 with his family by his side after a brief illness. Red was born September 29, 1934 in Concord NH, the son of Henry and Ruth (Robinson) Murray. He resided in Concord until his retirement from Concord Group Insurance as Senior Special Investigator for Maine, NH, and VT after 42 years of service. He then spent his retirement years living on Squam...
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Nellie Mitchell

August 26, 1916 - August 4, 2017

Nellie R. Mitchell, 100, passed away Friday August 04, 2017 after a brief illness surrounded by family and her favorite nurse, Elizabeth. Nellie was born August 26, 1916 to William Runnells and Grace (Saturley) Runnells, in Chichester, New Hampshire. She lived in Chichester for half her life until she moved to Concord in 1964. Nellie was married to James Mitchell August 26, 1945. The couple...
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Michael Joseph Groulx

September 10, 1947 - August 2, 2017

Michael J GroulxPEMBROKE-Michael "Mike" J. Groulx, 69, of Pembroke, NH died peacefully surrounded by family at Presidential Oaks of Concord, NH on August 2, 2017. Michael was born in Lowell, MA on September 10, 1947. Mike enjoyed sports cars and he had an affinity for dogs but loved ALL animals.Members of his family include his son, James Hall; significant other, Deb Dunn; daughter, Christine...
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Robert W. Fortnam

August 15, 1922 - August 1, 2017

CONCORD-Robert William Fortnam passed away peacefully at age 94 in Concord, NH on August 1, 2017. Born on August 15th, 1922, Bob was the oldest of the 4 sons of William and Olive Fortnam, growing up in Wollaston, MA. After the start of WWII, Bob joined the US Army Air Corp in 1942 as an Aviation Mechanic later becoming a pilot and flying the B-17 Bomber, AKA the "Flying Fortress". He...
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Patricia Britton

September 28, 1932 - July 26, 2017

Patricia Rae (Towne) Britton, 85, of Concord, NH, passed away Wednesday July 26, 2017 at Merrimack County Nursing Home. She was born in Woodsville, NH on September 28, 1932 a daughter of Raymond and Helen (O'Conner) Towne. Patricia graduated from Concord High School and married Roger Britton on June 2, 1951. Patricia along with her husband Roger was an independent business owner. Together,...
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Clara L. Gelinas

April 3, 1925 - July 24, 2017

Clara L. Gelinas, 92, a lifelong resident of Epsom, died Monday, July 24, 2017, at Concord Hospital following a period of declining health. She was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt. on April 3, 1925, a daughter of Albert F. and Beatrice M. (Wallace) Yeaton. She graduated from Concord High School in 1943 and Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (Now Concord Hospital) in 1946. She was a registered nurse in...
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Claire Theresa Blood

October 22, 1940 - July 23, 2017

Claire T. Blood, 76, of Concord, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 23, 2017 after a long illness. She was born to the late Albert and Lorette Turcotte in Rochester, NH on October 22, 1940. Claire was raised in Somersworth NH and graduated from Holy Rosary High School. A longtime resident of Concord, Claire worked for the Junior Deb, NH Bankers Association and for Concord Hospital. Claire...
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Dorothy W. Shaw

October 20, 1914 - July 21, 2017

Dorothy Whiting Shaw, 102, of Concord NH, passed away on July 21, 2017 at Havenwood-Heritage Heights following a period of declining health. Born in Holyoke, MA, she attended many schools throughout New England, graduating from the High School of Commerce, Springfield, MA. She was a graduate of the former Springfield, MA branch of Northeastern Univ. (now Western New England College). Dorothy...
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Cleopatra Makris

February 17, 1930 - July 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Judith A. Crafts

April 22, 1933 - July 19, 2017

Judith A. Crafts, age 84, of Wolfeboro passed away on Wednesday July 19, 2017 at Wolfeboro Bay Center. Judith was born April 22, 1933 to Robert and Thelma (Beers) Swallow in Manchester, NH. After graduating from Pembroke Academy in 1951 Judith continued her education at Hesser College and also University of NH.She was a member of the Bethany Chapter The Order of the Eastern Star of Pembroke and...
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Ronald Evan Wallace

May 5, 1926 - July 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Dennis Pizzimenti

June 5, 1947 - July 17, 2017

BOW-Dennis Pizzimenti, 70, of Bow, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, July 17, 2017. An accomplished criminal defense attorney, he lived his life with no regrets, loved his family deeply, and made everyone's favorite Lasagna. He was the self-proclaimed 6-times Eastern State Champion of water skiing, the life of every party, always on stand-by with a joke, and a member of the National...
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Elizabeth Jacobs

November 12, 1919 - July 15, 2017

Elizabeth (Betty) Jacobs, 97, formerly of Pembroke, NH died peacefully at the Merrimack County Home in Boscawen, NH on July 15, 2017.Betty worked her entire career at the School of Nursing now known as the Yeaple Building at the Concord Hospital. She was a member of the Pembroke Congregational Church and also was a volunteer at the Pembroke Library. She was a passionate golfer and was a member...
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Loretta Landry Kenison

August 19, 1913 - July 14, 2017

Loretta Landry Kenison, with her sense of humor, joy in every day things, love of nature, warm smile and caring manner, passed away peacefully at her home in Concord on Friday, July 14, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was just shy of her 104th birthday. Loretta, a first generation American, was born August 19, 1913 in Conway, New Hampshire, the third of four children and only daughter...
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Florence Virginia Curtin

September 21, 1931 - July 11, 2017

Florence V. Curtin, 85, of Bow New Hampshire passed away Tuesday July 11, 2017. She was born in Watertown, Massachusetts to Frank and Immacolata (DeStefano) Daniels. Florence moved to the Concord area with her husband, Robert F. Curtin, who passed away in 1996 after 44 years of marriage. Florence was a member of the White Rock Activity committee and enjoyed all the events and people who were...
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Judith Wildman

July 4, 1939 - July 10, 2017

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Barbara J. FALZARANO

May 27, 1931 - July 10, 2017

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Matilde Mercedes Balandra-Acosta

January 4, 1984 - July 5, 2017

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Raymond Alexander Brandte

June 1, 1919 - June 26, 2017

Dr. Raymond Alexander Brandte died on June 26, 2017 of natural causes. He was born on June 17, 1919 just outside of Albany, NY. The youngest of seven siblings, he survived them all at 98 years old.Dr. Brandte served during World War II, attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, then went back into active service during the Korean War as a Navy dentist attached to the Marine Corp....
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Herbert Brewster Huckins

April 11, 1949 - June 24, 2017

LOUDON - Herbert Brewster Huckins Jr., 68, of Loudon, passed away June 24th, 2017. He was the son of Herbert and Evelyn (Newcomb) Huckins. He grew up in Boscawen and graduated from Concord High School. Herb was kind and generous with an easy sense of humor, sharing his time and talents with many. He served as Trustee to the Maxfield Public Library, coached youth basketball, and was a frequent...
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Anna Katherine Ward

February 13, 1917 - June 21, 2017

CONCORD-Anna Katherine (Shields) Ward, 100, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Havenwood Health Facility in Concord, New Hampshire. Anna, known as Nancy, was born February 13, 1917 to James Leigh and Sarah (Judd) Shields, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the fourth of five children. After graduating from Dormont High School in Pennsylvania, Nancy continued her education at...
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Byron L. Fleming

April 3, 1919 - June 15, 2017

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Kim Kay Sargent

August 11, 1957 - June 15, 2017

BOW - Kim Kay Sargent passed away Thursday morning. Kim lives on in the hearts of her mother and extended family including Marge Francoeur, her brother Gary Francoeur, and her two children Jamie Henry and Jeremy Henry. After graduating from Concord High School in 1975, she served her country in the Air Force from '76 to '80 when she received an honorable discharge. Kim was known for her...
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William R. Neely

February 6, 1938 - June 15, 2017

William R. Neely, 79, of Epsom died peacefully surrounded by his family at Concord Hospital on Thursday, June 15, 2017.Bill was born in Butler, PA on February 6, 1938, the son of Donald and Grace (Shuttleworth) Neely. He received an Associates degree from Washington College in Maryland and participated on the lacrosse team. Bill continued his education at Danbury State College in CT where he...
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Susan M. Fisher

June 29, 1934 - June 11, 2017

Ashland - Susan M. Fisher, 82, a resident at the Lafayette Center in Franconia and former resident at the Common Man Commons in Ashland, passed away peacefully on June 11, 2017. Sue was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 29, 1934, the daughter of Edwin J. McInerney and Lucille White. Sue graduated from Evanston Township High School. She loved to sing and participated in the choral program in...
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Deborah Jane Silverman

December 11, 1947 - June 11, 2017

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Ross Elmore Whittenburg

September 7, 1920 - June 10, 2017

Dr. Ross Elmore Whittenburg was born on September 7, 1920 in a farmhouse in Niangua, Missouri.  He was part of a large family in this small Missouri town, which included eight Whittenburg brothers in his father's generation and eight Elmore sisters in his mother's generation. There were a number of marriages between the families.  When Ross was six, his family, which included an...
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Sharon May Vazquez

April 9, 1958 - June 9, 2017

Sharon M. Vazquez, 59, died peacefully in her Penacook, NH home on June 9, 2017. Sharon was born on April 9, 1958 in Concord, to parents Arthur and Shirley (Woods) LeClair. She obtained her GED in 1996 though Second Start of Concord. She was a devoted mother to her children. She enjoyed being around her family, having get-togethers, playing bingo, crafts, baking, decorating, cookouts,...
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Thomas Russell Stackpole

December 23, 1936 - June 5, 2017

CONCORD-Thomas Stackpole passed away June 5th after a long illness. He was 80. He was born and raised in Exeter, NH. The son of Bryant and Elizabeth (Carr) Stackpole. He moved to Concord in the late 60's and worked for Treisman Bros Wholesale candy and tobacco store. He then went to work for HK Webster (blue seal feeds) as a payroll clerk until his retirement in 2005.He liked to hike, visit...
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Mary T. Keeler

March 22, 1928 - May 30, 2017

Mary Theresa (Spirdione) Keeler, 89 died May 30th at Exeter Hospital after a brief illness.She was born on March 22, 1928 in Lawrence Ma. Mary was a graduate of Lawrence High School. She resided in the Merrimack Valley for many years, living the last 27 years in Raymond. She leaves behind her loving husband, Henry, of 70 years. She was predeceased by her oldest son, Henry Jr. Mary leaves...
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Janet Jessie Rachdorf

November 8, 1942 - May 24, 2017

Canterbury- Janet J. (Harper) Rachdorf, 74, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at her home in Canterbury, NH. She was born in Boston, Ma to late John and Jessie (McKnight) Harper on November 8, 1942.Janet was devoted to her family. She married the late Stacey R Rachdorf in 1964. They have 5 children. She loved and looked forward to spending time with them and her grandchildren. Janet gave so...
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Samuel Bailinson

April 15, 1922 - May 24, 2017

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Louellen Mary Leone

August 27, 1962 - May 20, 2017

Louellen Mary (Pratt) Leone, 54, of Concord passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Concord Hospital after a courageous battle with an ongoing illness. She was born in Concord, NH on August 27, 1962, the daughter of Russell and Verna (Tyrrell) Pratt. She was a graduate of Pittsfield High School. Louellen was predeceased by her parents, Russell and Verna (Tyrrell) Pratt.Members of her family...
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Kenneth Volk

May 14, 1927 - May 19, 2017

BOW-Kenneth Gerard Volk, aged 90, died peacefully on May 19, 2017. He was a resident of Bow, NH and a long time summer resident of Bear Island in Meredith, NH. Ken was born on May 14, 1927 in Dedham, MA, son of Warren Volk and Mary Lang. He attended Dedham Public Schools and Northeastern University.During his formative years, Ken learned the practical skills and values afforded by hard work on...
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David J. Hager

October 8, 1977 - May 17, 2017

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Janice Bowley

October 28, 1940 - May 15, 2017

Janice A Bowley, 76, of Canterbury passed peacefully at the Hospice House on Monday, May 15, 2017 with her daughter Lela ("Lee") by her side. Born October 28, 1940, in Newton, Massachusetts, she was the daughter of Joseph and Ruth Quinn. She was raised in Waltham, Massachusetts and graduated from St. Mary's High School. Janice was employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield for 19 years. She then...
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Paul Varga

May 23, 1929 - May 15, 2017

Paul V. VargaThe Rev. Paul Victor Varga, retired United Church of Christ (UCC) minister, and member of South Congregational Church, UCC, Concord, NH, died on May 15, 2017. He was married to Joanne Merrill Varga in Falmouth, ME, 62 years ago on September 4, 1954.Mr. Varga was born at the family home in Prince George, Virginia, delivered by his father. He graduated from Disputanta High School (VA...
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Jean Reid Stevenson

October 11, 1937 - May 12, 2017

Jean Stevenson, 79, of Concord, NH passed on May 12, 2017, after a happy & wonderful life. She was born in Burlington, Vermont in 1937, the daughter of Earl & Margaret Reid. Jean graduated from Concord High School in 1955 & The Laconia School of Nursing in 1958.She loved her children most of all but enjoyed life, golf, zentangle, working out & the luxury of retirement.She worked...
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