Harold R. DuBois, FRANKLIN
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
FRANKLIN - Harold R. DuBois, 68, of Damy Drive, died Sunday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. He was born in Laconia, the son of Edmund and Marguerite (Goyette) Dubois. He was raised in Laconia and was a longtime resident of Franklin. He attended school in Laconia. Dubois served with the Army during the Vietnam War. He worked in medical transport at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton for many years until retiring in 1998. Survivors include a brother, Horace Dubois of Gilford; two nephews; two nieces; and many cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews. Two brothers, Freemand Dubois and Edward Dubois, and a sister, Lena Dubois, died previously. Calling hours will not be held. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. The Rev. Gary Kosmowski, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Laconia, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 Vanderbilt Ave., Ste. 105, Norwood, Mass. 02062. Dewhirst Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.
Kearney S. Boisvert, HILLSBORO
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
HILLSBORO - Kearney S. Boisvert, 30, died Sunday. He was born in Concord, the son of Edward Boisvert and Mary (Gregg) Demmick. He lived in Manchester before moving to Hillsboro a year ago. Boisvert attended Merrimack Valley schools. He worked for Tri-State Curbing Co. in Weare. He was a member of the Boscawen Congregational Church and a past member of the DeMolay-Rumford Chapter. He loved skiing and sports of all kinds and was active in youth soccer. Survivors include his wife, Cara (VanTassel) Boisvert of Hillsboro; his father and stepmother, Edward and Susan Boisvert of Loudon; his stepfather, Kenneth Demmick of Manchester; grandparents, Roland and Veronica (Bolduc) Boisvert of Concord, Robert and Peggy (Barney) Gregg of Penacook; two sons, Dominyk Boisvert of Epsom and Dylan Boisvert of Hillsboro; two stepsons, Brandon Demers and Anthony Demers, both of Epsom; two stepdaughters, Justice Erickson of Hillsboro and Breanne Demers of Epsom; a sister, Erin Boisvert of Loudon; and uncles, aunts and cousins. His mother died previously. Calling hours will not be held. Graveside services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Boisvert Family Fund, c/o Cara Boisvert, 71 Jefferson Drive, Hillsboro 03244. Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home in Penacook is in charge of the arrangements.
Helen M. Curtis, GILFORD
Friday, July 25, 2003
GILFORD - Helen M. Curtis, 86, of Old Lake Shore Road, died Wednesday at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. She was born in Washington County, Pa., the daughter of Arthur and Helene (Rolland) Maynard. She lived in New Mexico and California for many years before moving to Gilford more than 10 years ago. She worked as a librarian for Silver City Public Library in Silver City, N.M., until retiring in 1984. Curtis volunteered for Community Health and Hospice. Survivors include four nephews, Mickey Beaupre of Franklin, Richard Belanger and Bob Johnson, both of California, and Bruce Cross of New Mexico; seven nieces, Barbara Dupont of Laconia, Lorraine Parenteau of Franklin, Betty Dascoulias of Winnisquam, Marilyn Angus and Loretta Belanger, both of Arizona, Lorraine Hall of Goffstown and Shirley Ruther of California; and many grandnephews and grandnieces. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Carriage House at Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at the family lot in Corser Hill Cemetery in Webster. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Community Health and Hospice Inc., 780 N. Main St., Laconia 03246. Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.
Daniel L. Plourde, ANTRIM
Friday, July 25, 2003
ANTRIM - Daniel L. Plourde, 68, died yesterday at Harborside in Peterborough after a long illness. He was born in Houlton, Maine, the son of Albert and Elizabeth (Raymond) Plourde. He served with the Marine Corps during two tours of duty in Vietnam, retiring after 22 years of service as a chief warrant officer in 1974. Plourde had many hobbies. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Ramona (Casey) Plourde; three sons, Daniel Plourde of Northfield, Mark Plourde of Grafton, Mass., and Kevin Plourde of Windham; a daughter, Kimberly Brierley of Concord; two sisters, Frances Cripps of Clearwater, Fla., and Christine Groves of Manchester, Conn.; 10 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A brother, Michael Groves, died previously. Memorial services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Sabbath Day Trial, c/o Frances Johnson, 23 Boulder Road, Hillsboro 03244. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of the arrangements.
Helen Bourque, BELMONT
Friday, July 25, 2003
BELMONT - Helen (Moschos) Bourque, 70, of Bean Hill Road, died Tuesday at home. She was born in Boston, where she lived for many years before moving to the Gilford, Laconia and Belmont area in 1988. She attended schools in Boston. Bourque worked as a seamstress at the Metropolitan State Hospital in Waltham, Mass., for many years. She attended the United Baptist Church of Lakeport. Survivors include a son, Phillip Bourque of Lacenter, Wash.; three daughters, Susan Cataldo of Belmont, Carol Johnson of Mansfield, Mass., and Karen Bourque of Antrim; two brothers, Charles Moschos of Tennessee and Jackie Moschos of Maine; a sister, Joan Mankee of Methuen, Mass.; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Joseph Bourque Jr., died in 2001. Calling hours will not be held. Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. The Rev. Sharron Lamothe, pastor of the United Baptist Church of Lakeport, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Community Health and Hospice, 780 N. Main St., Laconia 03246. Dewhirst Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.
Francis J. Coolbeth, KEENE
Wednesday, August 6, 2003
KEENE - Francis J. Coolbeth, 66, of Washington Street, died Monday at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. He was born in Lowell, Vt., the son of Johnathan and Edna (Brunton) Coolbeth. He had lived in Keene since 1972. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Coolbeth worked as a custodian for Keene School District for 23 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 4 in Keene. Survivors include his wife, Mary (Dole) Coolbeth of Keene; a son, Graydon Coolbeth of Titusville, Fla.; two daughters, Deborah Coolbeth of Titusville, Fla., and Rebecca Giroux of Newport, R.I.; three stepsons, Bradley Lamere of Claremont, Kevin Cota of Concord and Brian Cota of Keene; a stepdaughter, Anne Simard of Northwood; a brother, Bernard Coolbeth of St. Albans, Vt.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A stepdaughter, Brenda Tenney, died previously. Calling hours will not be held. Memorial services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Roy Funeral Home, 93 Sullivan St., Claremont. The Rev. David Crosby, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Graveside services will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701-4688.
Wendell T. Butler, NEW LONDON
Wednesday, August 6, 2003
NEW LONDON - Wendell Taylor Butler, 83, died Sunday at his summer home in Maine after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Springvale, Maine, the son of Willis and Elsie (Taylor) Butler. He graduated in 1938 as salutatorian of his class from Sanford High School, where he played trumpet; and earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering in 1942 from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine, where he was a member of the SAE fraternity and Mu Alpha Epsilon Honorary Music Society. He also earned a Tau Beta Pi Key for engineering excellence during his time at the university. Butler summered in Shapleigh, Maine, and moved to New London in 1995. He worked as a plant designer and manager for Setter Brother's in Cattaraugus, N.Y.; was a research chemist for Kennecutt Copper Company at the Batelle Institute in Columbus, Ohio; and also worked at Solvay Process in Syracuse, N.Y. He worked for Allied Chemical in New York City and later in Morristown, N.J., where he served as vice president and general manager of the Specialty Chemicals Division, and a specialist in the phenol business. He played trumpet in high school and in local bands, including the Carl Boggi's dance Band, and served as bandmaster for the ROTC Band at the University of Maine. He also was a member of the Musicians' Protective Union in Biddeford, Maine. He was recently recognized for his contribution to the Manhattan Project during World War II by U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass of New Hampshire. After retiring he worked as a craftsman refinishing furniture, caning, rushing, miniatures, and weaving. He was an avid bridge player. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary (Hall) Butler of New London and Shapleigh, Maine; a daughter, Wende Brock of New London; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces. A son, Robert Butler, died in 1975, and another son, Richard Butler, died in 1979; several brothers and a sister also died previously. Memorial services will be held tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. at the Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church in New London. Burial will be held at Park Lawn Cemetery in Dayton, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in Chicago or the charity of one's choice.
Stella M. Beaulieu, BOSCAWEN
Friday, July 25, 2003
BOSCAWEN - Stella M. Beaulieu, 89, died Tuesday. She was born in St. Agatha, Maine, the daughter of Paul and Marie (Bouchard) St. Peter. She lived in Greenville, Maine, for more than 52 years before moving to Boscawen in 1997. Beaulieu worked in the laundry department at C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville, Maine, for many years. She loved to cook. Survivors include three daughters, Alma Dean of Boscawen, Myrna Dean of Nashua and Joyce Given of North Pole, Alaska; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her husband, Lionel Beaulieu, a brother, Donat St. Peter, and two sisters, Rose Martin and Ida St. Peter, died previously. Calling hours will be held Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at McCrory Funeral Home in Greenville, Maine. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Greenville, Maine. Burial will follow at the family lot at Greenville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Vermont and New Hampshire, 10 Perry St., Concord 03303; or to M.C. Nursing Home, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen 03303. McCrory Funeral Home in Greenville, Maine, is in charge of the arrangements.
Raymond A. Hamilton, NEWBURY
Friday, July 25, 2003
NEWBURY - Raymond Arthur Hamilton, 79, of Gillingham Drive, died Wednesday from a massive stroke. He was born in Warner, the son of William and Ruth (Flint) Hamilton. He graduated from Simonds Free High School in Warner and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire, where he played semi-pro baseball for the Portsmouth Herald. He earned master's degrees from Keene and Plymouth state colleges and a CAGS from Boston University. He served in the 15th Army Air Force during World War II. He was a B-17 pilot and flew 50 missions over Europe while stationed in Foggia, Italy. He received Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as a Presidential Unit Citation. He summered in Newbury and wintered in Holiday, Fla. Hamilton worked as a teacher and coach in Bristol and Goffstown; as a high school principal for seven years in Bradford, Vt.; as a high school principal in East Bridgewater, Mass., for four years; and as superintendent principal for Whitman-Hanson Regional High School in Whitman, Mass., until retiring in 1985. While living in Bradford, Vt., he served as a Little League coach, as a Webelo Boy Scout troop leader and as president of the Vermont Math Association. He actively attended church, enjoyed sports of all kinds and was an avid golfer. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Allene (Simpson) Hamilton of Newbury and Holiday, Fla.; two sons, Wade Hamilton of Yarmouth, Maine, and Jere Hamilton of Paris; a brother, Donald Hamilton of California; three sisters, Marion Hall of Bradford, Emma Tillotson of Concord and Eleanor O'Sheske of Connecticut; eight grandchildren; a great-grandson; and nieces and nephews. Calling hours will not be held. Memorial services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bradford, Main Street, Bradford. The Rev. Lynn Hubley, pastor, will officiate. Burial with military honors will be held at Sunny Plain Cemetery in Bradford. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Bradford, P.O. Box 57, Bradford 03221; or the Bradford Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 381, Bradford 03221. Chadwick Funeral Home in New London is in charge of the arrangements.