Our Obituaries

Charles August Winterling

October 8, 1932 - August 20, 2017

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

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Barbara J. FALZARANO

May 27, 1931 - July 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Matilde Mercedes Balandra-Acosta

January 4, 1984 - July 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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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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Lee Biavaschi

August 29, 1930 - May 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Brenda Lynn Vintinner

June 15, 1954 - May 10, 2017

Brenda Lynn Vintinner of Concord NH, passed away at Mary Hitchcock Hospital, surrounded by family members on Wednesday Night May 10th 2017. Brenda was born to Fred and Lorraine Moses on June 15, 1954, and lived in Concord and Chichester. She married the love of her life, John Vintinner in 1973, raising a beautiful daughter, Jessica Lee. Brenda had a career in the banking industry for 20 years....
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Paul Eugene Manseau

May 18, 1931 - May 9, 2017

WARNER- Paul Eugene Manseau, 85, of Warner, NH passed away on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Concord Hospital.Paul was born on May 18, 1931 in Manchester, NH. A father, a veteran and an expert story teller, Paul loved the outdoors. He was a passionate skier and fly fisherman, two loves that brought him to discover many places throughout New England and beyond. He enjoyed recalling his days of skiing...
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Lee Beckett

October 12, 1927 - May 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Paul J. Neveux

October 24, 1965 - April 24, 2017

Paul J. Neveux, 51, of Concord, NH passed away at his home on Monday, April 24, 2017. He was born on October 24, 1965 in Concord to Robert and Joyce (LaWare) Neveux. He graduated in 1983 from Pembroke Academy. Paul was predeceased by his mother, Joyce (LaWare) Neveux.His family members include his father, Robert E. Neveux and his wife, Sharon of Goffstown; his sister, Michelle McManus and her...
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Irene Enos

March 6, 1921 - April 23, 2017

Concord, NH - Irene Elizabeth Gordon Enos died at Havenwood Heritage Heights on Sunday April 23, 2017. She was 96. Irene was born in 1921 in South Alexandria, NH, the daughter of Lura Eleanor Noyes and Karl Albert Gordon. She was predeceased by her sisters Helen Gordon Merrill, Vera Gordon Dustin, Jean Gordon Brown and brother Arthur Karl Gordon. She graduated from Bristol (NH) High School...
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Maurice Henry Dupuis

October 3, 1927 - April 18, 2017

Concord - Maurice Henry Dupuis, 89, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Maurice was born in Concord to Samuel Dupuis and Alberta Dupuis (Monast) on October 3, 1927. He graduated from St John's High School in 1946. After High School, he served in the Navy during the tail end of World War II. After his service with the Navy, he received his Bachelor's degree from New...
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Phyllis Bodwell

November 1, 1918 - April 16, 2017

Phyllis Buxton Bodwell (98) of Concord, NH passed away peacefully in the presence of family members on Sunday April 15 2017. She was born in Bethel VT and after high school, attended Keene State Teachers College and joined the faculty at Milford (NH) Area High School (MAHS). Even though she was working and raising a family, she attended night school, obtained a Masters in library science and was...
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Rose Marie Dow

March 12, 1944 - April 12, 2017

FRANKLIN-Rose M. Dow, 73, of Franklin, NH passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, April 12, 2017.Rose's family members include her husband of 56 years, David E. Dow Sr.; daughter, Brenda Champagne of Grafton, NH; son, David E. Dow Jr. of Gorham, ME; daughter Pamela Dow of Hooksett, NH; daughter, Lisa Dow of Warner, NH; daughter Kelly Carter of Hooksett, NH; son Brian Dow of Concord, NH;...
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Mary K. Rogan

January 10, 1925 - April 9, 2017

Mary C. (Kirvin) Rogan who lived at the White Rock Community in Bow, NH died on April 9, 2017. She was born in Brockton, MA to Mary (Carroll) and William J. Kirvin. She graduated from St. Patrick's Parochial High School, after which she was employed by New England Telephone and Telegraph as a Service Representative in Brockton.Mary had a very interesting and wonderful life. She was married 48...
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Thomas Anthony Yasewicz

December 18, 1929 - April 6, 2017

Bow - Thomas A. Yasewicz, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend died peacefully at his home in the early hours of April 6, 2017 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's Disease.Tom was a first generation American, born Thomas A. Jasiewicz to Polish immigrant parents Casimir and Josephine (Philip) on December 18, 1929, in Frackville, PA. He had five sisters; Wanda,...
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Henry Mead Herrick

February 13, 1941 - March 28, 2017

H. Mead HerrickBOW Henry Mead Herrick, 76, passed away at Hospice House in Concord on March 28, 2017.He was born February 13, 1941 to Edward A. and Katherine (Mead) Herrick in Bangor, Maine. The Herrick Family lived in several New England communities including Chocorua and Gilmanton, settling in Jaffrey in 1954. Following graduation from Conant High School in Jaffrey, Mead enlisted in the...
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Elsie Ordway

June 14, 1929 - March 27, 2017

BOW, NH - Elsie Ruth Ordway, a longtime resident of Bow, passed away Monday evening, March 27, 2017, at Presidential Oaks in Concord, NH. She was born in Boylston, MA, the daughter of Charles and Helen (Aucoin) Mardirosian. She attended Commerce High School in Boylston and post-secondary studies at the local community college. She married James R. Ordway of Bow, NH. Elsie was an active...
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Alfred Edward Roberts

June 20, 1930 - March 25, 2017

Alfred "Al" E. Roberts, Jr.Al Roberts died peacefully on March 25, 2017 at The Birches of Concord. He was born in 1930 to Margaret (Burns) Roberts and Alfred E. Roberts in Brooklyn, New York. Al grew up in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn attending parochial schools and graduated from Saint Francis Prep in 1948. After graduation, he joined The Redemptorists as a brother where he served in...
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Pauline G. Montembeault

November 16, 1926 - March 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Pauline G. Montembeault

November 16, 1926 - March 22, 2017

CONCORD - Pauline G. Montembeault, 90, of Concord passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Merrimack County Nursing home in Boscawen. She was born in Portland, Maine on November 16, 1926 a daughter of Harry L. and Marjorie (Ross) Knox. She graduated from South Boston High School 1945. She was employed by John Hancock Insurance. She also worked as a seamstress for Emmons & Howlands...
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Edward Adam Kushmerek

October 17, 1925 - March 22, 2017

CONCORD-Edward A. Kushmerek, 91, of Concord, NH died on March 22, 2017 at Presidential Oaks surrounded by his loved ones. Edward was born in Chelsea, MA to Adam and Martha (LeWandowska) Kushmerek on October 17, 1925.He graduated from Malden High School, Malden, MA. Edward retired from Sylvania of Salem, MA as a Master Electrician. Edward was predeceased by his brothers Walter, and Leo Kushmerek...
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Wilfred Joseph Thibeault

March 8, 1947 - March 20, 2017

LOUDON - Wilfred J. Thibeault, Jr., of Loudon passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, March 20, 2017. He was born in Danville, NH, the son of Wilfred J. and Bertha (Hartford) Thibeault, Sr. He was a graduate of Haverhill Trade School.He worked for the Town of Bow Highway Department for ten years, a job he truly enjoyed, until he retired in 2013.Wilfred was a true outdoorsman...
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Gordon Lee Hedderig

January 29, 1943 - March 19, 2017

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Shirley Ann Herren

August 22, 1935 - March 19, 2017

Shirley Ann Hunt Minery Herren, 81, died peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at home in Debary, FL with her husband at her side, after a long illness. She was born on August 22, 1935 in Manchester, NH, the daughter of Florence Hunt of Loudon, NH. Shirley enjoyed casino's, dancing, traveling, volunteering, but enjoyed her family the most. She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. In...
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James Arnold Kelso

March 8, 1928 - March 15, 2017

James A. Kelso, 89, died Wednesday at Pleasant View Nursing Home following a brief illness. A longtime resident of Bow, Jim was a highly regarded house builder and developer. Some of his sub-divisions include Bela Brook, Kelso Drive and Evergreen Drive all in Bow. He also owned and managed office buildings in Concord. In 1946 he joined the U.S. Army and served in Kobe, Japan. Unknown to many,...
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Gregory Alan Houston

November 20, 1961 - March 14, 2017

CHICHESTER-Gregory A. Houston, 55, of Chichester, NH passed away at his home on March 14, 2017. He was born on November 20th, 1961 in Concord, NH to Richard and Marian (Brown) Houston. Greg attended Merrimack Valley High School. He worked at Concord Litho Group for over 34 years. Greg enjoyed being outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed watching his beloved New England...
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Nathan Berry

January 26, 1975 - March 12, 2017

HOPKINTON-Nathan Thomas Berry, 42 years old, died at his Hopkinton home on March 12, 2017.Nathan graduated from Hopkinton High School in 1993 and received an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice from New Hampshire Technical Institute in 1996. He served as a part-time police officer for the Hopkinton and Henniker Police Departments. After graduating from the NH Police Academy, he served in the...
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Royce E. Riddle

August 8, 1930 - March 11, 2017

BOW-Royce Riddle of Bow, born August 8, 1930 passed away at Concord Hospital after a long illness on March 11, 2017. He Graduated from Concord High School in 1948 and served in the US Army during the Korean War.Following military service he was employed by the JJ Newberry-McCrory Co., the Bow School District as Head Custodian for over 15 years and served many years as a Director and Treasurer...
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Jean L. Normand

October 25, 1928 - March 11, 2017

Jean L. (Gardner) Normand Born on October 25, 1928, in Olean, NY, and a resident of Concord since 1961, Jean Normand passed away suddenly on March 11, 2017, at home with her beloved husband by her side. Devoted to her family, she will be remembered for being exceptionally active and helping others to the very end. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, dancing, watching her husband, Ralph on the golf...
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Katherine Pappas Charcalis

October 1, 1923 - March 10, 2017

Born in North Epirus, Greece, and a resident of Concord for seventy years, Katherine Pappas Charcalis, 93, passed away on March 10, 2017, at home with her loved ones by her side. Particularly devoted to her family, she will be remembered for being accepting, encouraging, and most loving by her children, who in turn respected and loved her dearly. She was predeceased by her husband William G....
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Nancy Shea

September 12, 1934 - March 4, 2017

Nancy B. Shea, 82, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Hospice House in Concord. She was born in Concord on Sept. 12, 1934, a daughter of Joseph and Harriet (Bryant) Blanchard. She spent her life in the Concord area and was a graduate of Concord High School. She later worked for Grand Union and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Nancy loved sewing, quilting, and gardening. She expressed her love...
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Douglas Mitchell Black

March 2, 2017

Douglas M. Black, M.D., beloved husband, father and friend, died peacefully in his sleep on March 2, 2017. He was 86. He was a first generation American, born in Barre, Vermont to Scottish parents. He graduated from UVM Medical School and followed that up with two years in the Air Force. After three years at Women's Hospital in New York City to complete his training, he started an Obstetrics and...
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Helen Evelyn Waldvogel

January 8, 1923 - March 1, 2017

Helen Waldvogel was born in NYC, NY on January 8, 1923. She died on March 1, 2017.A consummate mother and homemaker, Helen enjoyed friends, travel, decorating, dancing and fashion. But most of all she loved her family and beloved husband John.Helen was predeceased by her husband and childhood sweetheart, John Waldvogel. She was also predeceased by her brother Eugene Mach. Helen is survived by...
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Charles Edward Koenig

November 9, 1924 - February 27, 2017

CONCORD-Charles Edward Koenig was born on November 9, 1924 in Jamaica, New York to Lillian (Fry) and Henry Koenig. He was the apple of his mother's eye, and soon became the big brother to twin sisters Lillian and Eleanor.Charley was good student and became eligible to attend the prestigious Brooklyn Technical High School, along with good friend, Bob Allyn. After completing high school, he...
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Lincoln Robert Shedd

May 22, 1918 - February 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Karl Michael Johnson

May 4, 1951 - February 18, 2017

It is with a heavy heart we announce the death of K. Michael Johnson, 65, who passed away on February 18th after a brief and trying illness. Mike was in love with mountains, particularly the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Born in 1951 to Polly B. and Harlan F. Johnson of Concord, NH, he began hiking as a youngster with his brother David and continued to find his way north with Outing Clubs at...
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Betty Jane Blake

December 12, 1921 - February 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Pearl Mary Carlson

June 20, 1925 - February 8, 2017

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Charles Rufus Averill

May 12, 1928 - February 7, 2017

Charles R. Averill passed away peacefully at Harris Hill Nursing home, in Concord, Tuesday, February 07, 2017. He was born May 12, 1928 to Paul L. and Margaret (Daley) Averill in Concord, NH. Charles, (Charlie) graduated from Concord High School in 1947 then served in the naval reserve for eight years. He worked for Greenland Services where he learned small engine repair, becoming a sales person...
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Robert Treat Dann

August 1, 1927 - February 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Mary Diamond Yannekis

January 8, 1929 - February 5, 2017

CONCORD - Mary Diamond Yannekis, passed away peacefully at her home, in Concord, with her children at her side. She was born January 8th, 1929 in Dover New Hampshire to Diamond (Bograkos) and Charles Kageleiry.Mary leaves her children, Gia Yannekis & son-in-law Jens Ostergaard, Greg Yannekis & daughter-in-law Emmy Roth, and her three grandchildren, Gia, Eli and Theo. Her Kageleiry family...
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Brian David Ford

September 10, 1968 - February 1, 2017

I miss you, my love.Brian David Ford died unexpectedly at home on February 1, 2017. He leaves behind a hole that no one could ever fill.He was born in Worcester, MA in September 1968, the fifth of six children, to Robert and Margorie Ford. He was full of life and laughter, loved to be around his friends and to game. He is survived by his wife, Valerie; his sister, Paula, and brothers Bill and...
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Donn Mann

November 11, 1932 - January 31, 2017

Donn Mann Sr. died peacefully at the New Hampshire Veterans Home January 31st, surrounded by family. He was born November 11, 1932 in Concord, New Hampshire to Bertha (Angwin) Mann and Guy W. Mann. Donn is predeceased by his wife, Carmen. Together, they had five children, Julie Fowler, Donna Blake, David Mann, Donn Mann Jr., and Thomas Mann; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Donn also...
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Naomi Ruth Grossman

March 14, 1932 - January 29, 2017

Naomi Grossman (nee Hussey), 84, of Allentown, PA (formerly of Chichester, NH), died peacefully at Muhlenberg/Lehigh Valley Hospital in Bethlehem, PA, following a brief illness. Born March 14, 1932 in Concord, NH, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Daisy (Kilmister) Hussey of Chichester, NH. Graduating from Concord High School in 1950, and the University of New Hampshire in 1954, Naomi...
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Rita Blanche Kelley

June 4, 1921 - January 28, 2017

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Henry Robert Malay

December 2, 1934 - January 26, 2017

Henry "Buz" Malay, 82, of Bow passed away Thursday evening at Elliott Hospital surrounded by his loving family.He was born in Nashua a son of Henry Andrew and Agnes (Lewkowicz) Malay. He was a graduate of Nashua High School, the University of New Hampshire and Hesser College.Buz served five years in the US Navy during the Korean War and spent two years at the US Naval Hospital in Yokosuka, Japan...
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Bessie Z. Garos

May 14, 1919 - January 25, 2017

Bessie Garos, 97, of Concord, NH, died peacefully January 25, 2017, at The Birches following a brief illness.She was born Persephone Zitrides on May 14, 1919, in Manchester, NH, to George G. Zitrides and Marina (Papathanasiou) Zitrides. In 1937, she graduated from Manchester Central High School and from Hesser Business College in 1938. She began work at Grenier Air Force Base in 1942, as chief...
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Carol Kimball Young

December 26, 1927 - January 22, 2017

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John Caddell

March 22, 1924 - January 17, 2017

John Caddell, 92, of Belmont, NH and formerly of East Bridgewater and Stoughton MA died peacefully Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Merrimack County Nursing Home surrounded by his loving family.John entered the Navy on Christmas day, 1942 and served on the destroyer USS Haggard in the WWII Pacific Theater. He earned 4 bronze battle stars in the Asiatic-Pacific Area and 2 bronze battle stars in the...
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Ann Hasbany

March 26, 1939 - January 17, 2017

PEMBROKE-Ann S. Hasbany, 77, of Pembroke died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at the CRVNA Hospice House. Ann graduated from Vanceboro High School and Bangor Eastern Maine Medical Center with her RN. As a registered nurse she worked in Massachusetts and Florida. Ann spent 25 years as an ER nurse at Concord Hospital and then 17 years with the Concord Regional VNA as a hospice nurse. She was a member...
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Caroline Ford Read

June 3, 1913 - January 8, 2017

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James Smith Milton

September 14, 1933 - January 7, 2017

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Jack Edwin Earle

December 9, 1938 - January 6, 2017

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Helen L. Volk

November 11, 1926 - January 4, 2017

BOW-Helen Louise Volk, aged 90, died peacefully on January 4, 2017 at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, NH. She was a former resident of Bow, NH and a long time summer resident of Bear Island in Meredith, NH. Helen was born on November 11, 1926 in Lawrence, MA, daughter of Jeremiah Sullivan and Helen Yunggebauer. She attended Lawrence Public Schools and Salem (MA) State Teacher's...
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Vesta Smith

May 30, 1915 - January 4, 2017

CONTOOCOOK-Vesta M. Smith, 101, of Contoocook, passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Presidential Oaks where she had resided for nine months. She was born in Centre County, Pennsylvania on May 30, 1915 to R. Scott and Clara (Grenoble) Rachau. Vesta was married to LaRue R. Smith, celebrating over 51 years of marriage until his death in 1990. She was a member of the Contoocook United...
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Madeleine Mary Pritchard

August 27, 1914 - January 3, 2017

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Ralph Edward LaFreniere

December 29, 1928 - December 31, 2016

STRAFFORD - Ralph E. LaFreniere, 88, retired Navy 30 years, passed away on Friday December 31, 2016.He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, his parents, Arthur and Daisey and several brothers and sisters.He was survived by children and families of Michele, Barry and Laureen; grandchildren and families of Christine, Jared, Erin and Blake; 7 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren....
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Chip A. Cochran

June 23, 1946 - December 31, 2016

Loudon-Russell "Chip" Cochran Jr., 70, of Loudon died Saturday, December 31, 2016. Chip was born in Concord, NH on June 23, 1946 he was the son of Russell and Mildred (Gill) Cochran. He was a graduate of Concord High School class of 1965. Chip retired from the National Guard after many years of faithful service. Chip found great joy in living in the Loudon Community. He worked at Kloeckner...
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Marc Alexander Warren

April 5, 1956 - December 30, 2016

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Olive L. Dubreuil

October 23, 1924 - December 29, 2016

CONCORD-Olive L. Dubreuil, 92, of Concord died peacefully at Concord Hospital, Thursday Dec. 29, 2016. Born in Pittsfield Olive was the daughter of the late Georgianna (Brown) Robinson and Kenneth Robinson Sr. She was a graduate of Pittsfield High School and lived in Penacook most of her life.Prior to her retirement Olive was employed at Hoyt Electric in Penacook. In her spare time you would...
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Elsie Elaine Goodwin

June 2, 1927 - December 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, NH.
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Gertrude Emily Shea

June 8, 1928 - December 26, 2016

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