Leonard W. Allen, WEST CHESTER, Pa.
Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003
WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Leonard W. Allen, 94, formerly of Holmes Avenue in Northfield, died Sunday at Brandywine Hall in West Chester, Pa. He was born in Enid, Okla., the son of Clifton and Hettie (Allen) Allen. He had lived in Chester County, Pa., for the past nine months. He served in the Army during Word War II. He was a chemist and owned and operated Continental Chemical Co. in Denver for many years. He was a former communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton, where he also served as a eucharistic minister. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 11868 in Tilton. Allen was a 32nd Degree Mason at Wichita Lodge in Oklahoma. He enjoyed dogs. Survivors include his wife, Florence (Purcell) Allen of Honey Brook, Pa.; a son, Bryson Allen of Mulvane, Kan.; a daughter, Virginia Schawacker of West Chester, Pa.; two brothers, Bobby Allen of Texas and Donald Allen of Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Pauline Ferrell of Wichita, Kan., and Ethel Martin of Enid, Okla.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Calling hours will not be held. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Tilton. Burial will follow at St. John Cemetery in Tilton. Paquette-Neun Funeral Home in Northfield is in charge of the arrangements.
William J. Jennings, NORTH SUTTON
Wednesday, July 9, 2003
NORTH SUTTON - William J. Jennings, 77, died Monday at the Catholic Medical Center in Manchester. He was born in Lawrence, Mass., the son of Patrick and Eva (Hamelin) Jennings. He served in the Navy during World War II. Jennings worked as a police officer in Lawrence before retiring. He enjoyed bass fishing and was a lifetime member of BASS. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Theresa (Brown) Jennings; a son, Patrick Jennings of Hampstead; a brother, Floyd Jennings of Salem; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. at New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Manchester 03101. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of the arrangements.
Michael M. Black, DEERFIELD
Saturday, July 19, 2003
DEERFIELD - Michael Mark Black, 56, of Meetinghouse Hill Road, died Wednesday from complications arising from a six-year battle with emphysema. He was born in Burlington, Vt., the son of Warner and Mary Jane Black. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., and earned a jurus doctorate from Albany Law School in 1973. He passed the New Hampshire Bar exam. Black worked for Governor Mel Thompson for two years and for the State of New Hampshire Department of Employment Security where he served as counsel and general counsel, retiring in 2002. His father and a brother, Timothy Black, died previously. Survivors include his mother of Epsom; his wife, Debra Black of Deerfield; a son, Trever Black of Deerfield; two daughters, Kimberly Black and Stacy Black, both of Deerfield; and a brother, Patrick Black of Concord. Calling hours will be held today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Road, Route 4, Lee. Memorial services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the memorial chapel. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Deerfield Rescue Squad, c/o Barbie Raymond, P.O. Box 9, Deerfield 03037.
L. Michael Brown, TILTON
Saturday, July 19, 2003
TILTON - L. Michael Brown, 51, died Wednesday at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. He was born in Cambridge, Mass., the son of Leo and Eleanor (Campatelli) Brown. He graduated from North Reading (Mass.) High School in 1970 and earned a bachelor's degree in economics, with honors, from Boston College in 1974. He was formerly of Concord, Deerfield and North Reading, Mass. He worked as a buyer for Lockheed-Sanders in Nashua for many years. Brown was a member of the Post-Polio Support Group, Philatelic Association and the Big Brother Association. Survivors include his wife, Ann (Nimblett) Edwards-Brown; a son, Scott Brown of Allenstown; two daughters, Brittany Brown and Ramey Brown, both of Pembroke; and a sister, Nancy Aspeslagh of North Reading, Mass. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. at Croswell Funeral Home, 19 Bow St., N. Reading, Mass. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:45 a.m. at the funeral home. A funeral Mass will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Theresa's Church, Route 62, N. Reading, Mass. Burial will be held at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Peabody, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to The Inn at Deerfield Inc., Box 87, Deerfield 03037.
Mary E. Sampson, NEWBURY
Saturday, July 19, 2003
NEWBURY - Mary E. Sampson, 75, of Route 103, died Thursday at the New London Hospital. She was born in Newport, the daughter of Chester and Beatrice (Barton) Smith. She lived in Croydon for many years before moving to Newbury about 10 years ago. Sampson worked for Hartford Eichenhaur in Newport for more than 12 years. She was a member of the Croydon Historical Society and enjoyed bingo. Survivors include a son, Rick Sampson of Croydon; two brothers, Herbert Smith of Mount Sunapee and Maynard Smith of Suffield, Conn.; two grandchildren; and a niece, four nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Calling hours will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church in Sunapee. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. The Rev. Wayne McDonald, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held at Chandler Cemetery in Mount Sunapee. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Chadwick Funeral Home in New London is in charge of the arrangements.
Harland J. Perry
Friday, July 4, 2003
Harland J. Perry, 91, of Concord, died Wednesday at Harris Hill Nursing Home. He was born in Concord, the son of Ernest and Cora (Hall) Perry. He graduated from Concord High School in 1930 and Wentworth Institute of Technology in Massachusetts. He was a lifelong resident of Concord and was formerly of Pine Acres Road and the Birches. He worked as a compositor for Rumford Press for 37 years before retiring in 1973. Perry was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church in Concord. He was a member of the CWA International Typographical Union and a charter member of the Bishop Brady Boosters Club. Survivors include four sons, James Perry of Webster, John Perry of Contoocook, Lawrence Perry of Loudon and Robert Perry of Sacramento, Calif.; three daughters, Barbara Ferland of Gilmanton, Beverly Rice of Canterbury and Nancy Fifield of Concord; a brother, Clifton Perry of Concord; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and cousins. His wife of 42 years, Irene (Pelkey) Perry, died in 1988; a daughter, Julia Perry, died in 1994; and a grandson died in 1999. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Home, 50 S. Main St., Concord. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 72 S. Main St., Concord. Burial will follow at Blossom Hill Cemetery in Concord. Memorial donations may be made to the Bishop Brady Boosters Club, c/o Bishop Brady High School, 25 Columbus Ave., Concord 03301.
Marjorie A. Mitchell, GILMANTON IRON WORKS
Tuesday, Jul 1, 2003
GILMANTON IRON WORKS - Marjorie Ann Mitchell, 70, of Stage Road, died yesterday at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She was born in Adams, Mass., the daughter of Adolph and Daisey (Burris) Louison. She lived most of her life in Gilmanton Iron Works. She worked for the Laconia Shoe Co., the Pittsfield Shoe Co. and Wells Fargo Bank in California before retiring in 1988. Survivors include her husband, Roderick Mitchell of Gilmanton Iron Works; two sons, David Seraiva of Laconia and James Seraiva of West Stewartstown; a daughter, Dorothy Schumber of Pine Grove, Pa.; a sister, Jane Ross of Fort Pierce, Fla.; eight grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours and funeral services will not be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gilmanton Iron Works Fire Rescue, P.O. Box 128, Gilmanton Iron Works 03837. Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.
Eugene A. Jordan, LACANTO, Fla.
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
LACANTO, Fla. - Eugene A. Jordan, 58, of Lacanto, Fla., and formerly of Mechanic Street in Lakeport, died Sunday at home. He was born in Laconia, the son of Archie and Cecilia (Landry) Jordan. He lived in Laconia for most of his life before moving to Florida a year ago. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1962 and from New Hampshire Technical Institute in Manchester in 1964. Jordan served in the Air Force for three years. He was a member of the Army Reserves and the Army National Guard in Keene and Manchester for 10 years. He worked as a certified nurse's assistant for Belknap County Nursing Home in Laconia for many years. He was also a licensed electrician. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Prothero of Manchester; two sisters, Carole Wells of Highland, Ill., and Janet Lafreniere of Manchester; a longtime companion, Wayne Weeks of Lacanto, Fla.; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. His father died in 1994 and his mother died in 1998. Calling hours will not be held. A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in the fall at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 50 Washington St., Lakeport. Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Laconia. Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.
Thursday, July 10, 2003
Graveside services for Ernest Labrie, 84, of Stone Street in Concord, who died Jan. 5, will be held with military honors tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Evans Cemetery in Bow. The Rev. Michael Sevigny, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, will officiate. Waters Funeral Home in Concord is in charge of arrangements.
Robert D. Chadwick, NORTHFIELD, Vt.
Saturday, July 12, 2003
NORTHFIELD, Vt. - Robert D. Chadwick, 83, formerly of Bow, died Thursday in Northfield, Vt., after a long illness. He was born in New London, the son of Arthur Sr. and Helen (Dickinson) Chadwick. He was raised in Bow and moved to Northfield in 1995. He graduated from Concord High School in 1939. He worked at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard during World War II. Chadwick worked as a journeyman plumber until retiring in 1982. He was a member of the United Association Local 131. Survivors include two sons, Robert Chadwick of Palm Bay, Fla., and Richard Chadwick of St. Mary's City, Md.; a daughter, Susan Christiansen of Berlin, Vt.; a brother, John Chadwick of Bow; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. His wife of more than 50 years, Mary (Lyford) Chadwick, died in 1990; and two brothers, Arthur Chadwick Jr. and Francis Chadwick, died previously. Calling hours will not be held. Graveside services will be held privately at Evans Cemetery in Bow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Four Seasons Quality Care Home, 135 Main St., Northfield, Vt. 05663. Affordable Funeral Cremation Services Inc. (AFCS) is in charge of the arrangements.