Erma H. Bauer, MANCHESTER
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
MANCHESTER - Erma H. Bauer, 77, of Parker Street, died Sunday at Catholic Medical Center. She was born in Presque Isle, Maine, the daughter of Malcolm and Azubah (Beckwith) Bauer. She lived in Manchester since 1951. She served as a nurse's aide with the American Red Cross during World War II. Bauer worked at West High School for 20 years before retiring in 1992. She graduated from Manchester West High School, where she was an honorary member of the graduating class. She earned an associate's degree in general studies from the University of New Hampshire in Manchester in 1993 and a bachelor's degree in humanities from the University of New Hampshire in Manchester in 1998. She was an active parishioner of St. Raphael Church where she was a charter member of the women's guild. She was an active member of the State Exploring Committee, Daniel Webster Council for many years and a committee member of Explorers Post 617 and the Elliot Hospital Post. She received the Spurgen Award and District Award of Merit and was a leadership and century member of the Daniel Webster Council of Explorers. She was a member of the accreditation committee and Sports Booster Club at Manchester West High School; a member of the New Hampshire School Food Service Association; and a leader of Girl Scout and Brownie troops. Survivors include four sons, Albert Bauer III, Robert Bauer and Thomas Bauer, all of Manchester, and Edward Bauer of Derry; five daughters, Barbara Letourneau of Deerfield, May Lawrence, Elizabeth Matteo and Christina Lado, all of New Jersey, and Lynn Glenn of Florida; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Her husband, Albert Bauer Jr., died in 1980. Calling hours will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Raphael Church. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 360 Route 101, Bedford 03110; or the American Heart Association, 20 Merrimack St., Manchester 03101.
Donald F. Jackson, PITTSFIELD
Wednesday, March 27, 2002
PITTSFIELD - Donald F. Jackson, 77, of Loudon Road, died Sunday at Concord Hospital. He was born in Pittsfield, the son of David and Edith (Sherburne) Jackson. He was a lifelong resident of Pittsfield. He served in the U.S. Army with the 41st Cavalry Reconnaissance Troop during World War II. Jackson worked for Freese Brothers Ford in Pittsfield for a few years. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Pittsfield and the American Legion Post No. 75. He collected coins. Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Arlene Jackson; two daughters, Kim Turner of Jay, Maine, and Debra Wyman of Concord; a sister, Connie Mulcahy; two grandchildren; and two nieces. A sister, Mary Buckston, died previously. Calling hours were held yesterday in Perkins Funeral Home, Pittsfield. Funeral services will be held today at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church, Main Street, Pittsfield. The Rev. Charles Paige-Morgan, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Concord Hospital, 250 Pleasant St., Concord 03301. Perkins Funeral Home, Cremation Services & Monument Co., Pittsfield, is in charge of the arrangements.
Marjorie Barron, ELIOT, Maine
Wednesday, March 27, 2002
ELIOT, Maine - Marjorie (Bean) Barron, 90, of Shagbark Lane, died March 20 at her home. She was born in Boston and was raised in Watertown, Mass. She graduated from Wheelock College in 1931. Barron operated nursery schools in Watertown, Mass., and Westport, Conn., and taught in public schools in Columbus, Ohio, and Nutley, N.J. She enjoyed summers in New Hampshire, where she worked as director of arts and crafts at Camp Marlin in Andover. Survivors include a son, Douglass Johnson of Hopkinton; a daughter, Marsha Robinson of Northwood; two stepchildren; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A sister, Alice Lester, and a twin brother, F. Marshall Bean, died previously. Memorial services will be held in July at the convenience of the family. J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home, Kittery, Maine, is in charge of the arrangements.
Walter L. Amadio, HILLSBORO
Wednesday, March 27, 2002
HILLSBORO - Walter L. Amadio, 84, died Monday at Merrimack County Nursing Home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Joseph and Carmela (Pugliese) Amadio. He graduated from Baron D.E. Hirsch Trade School in New York in 1934. He lived in Massapequa, Long Island, N.Y., before moving to Hillsboro, where he lived for 45 years. Amadio served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He owned and operated Amadio Construction Co. in Hillsboro for many years before retiring. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Hillsboro. He was a member of the American Legion Post 59 in Hillsboro and Knights of Columbus in Hillsboro. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Marie (Congeloisi) Amadio of Hillsboro; a son, Butch Amadio of Hillsboro; a daughter, Barbara Campbell of Avondale, Ariz.; three grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. in Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 32 School St., Hillsboro. Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Andre Thibodeau, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to the Wediko Children's Services, c/o Dennis Calcutt, RR 2, Box 167, Hillsboro 03244.
Roberta Willing, ELIOT, Maine
Saturday, March 30, 2002
ELIOT, Maine - Roberta Willing, 62, a relative of area residents, died March 24 at her home after a long illness. She was born in South Berwick, Maine, the daughter of Robert and Eleanor (Eaton) Rae. She graduated from Sanford (Maine) High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Simmons College in Boston in 1961. Willing lived in South Kent, Conn., for many years and in Ogunquit, Maine, before moving to Eliot, Maine, with her husband. She worked at South Kent School in South Kent, Conn., as the school librarian and later as director of development. She owned and operated the Animal Cracker gift show in Ogunquit, Maine, until the late 1990s. She helped the school raise its endowment from $500,000 in 1978 to more than $2 million in 1987. She was a member of the Eliot Garden Club. She was an avid bird watcher and flower gardener, enjoyed traveling and loved to read and explore all of her interests on her computer. Survivors include her mother of Eliot, Maine; her husband of 41 years, Charles Willing of Eliot, Maine; three sons, Charles Willing of Concord, Robin Willing of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Brian Willing of Falmouth, Maine; a brother, James Rae of Waterboro, Maine; and a granddaughter. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to York Hospital, 15 Hospital Drive, York, Maine 03909; or South Kent School, South Kent, Conn. 06785.
Melba G. Miller, CHEBEAGUE ISLAND, Maine
Wednesday, March 27, 2002
CHEBEAGUE ISLAND, Maine - Melba Genese Miller, 89, died March 8 at Maine Medical Center in Portland after a short illness. She was born on Chebeague Island, the daughter of Sherman and Alice (Dyer) Hamilton. She attended Chebeague Schools, Rockville High School in Connecticut and Grays Business College in Portland, Maine. Miller's roots on Chebeague Island went back to 1756, when her ancestors were instrumental in creating the fabric of the community. She volunteered as a spotter identifying aircraft flying over Casco Bay during World War II. She played the piano and enjoyed entertaining by telling family stories. She and her husband were featured in an interview in the Island Journal in 1999. She was a member of the Chebeague United Methodist Church and the Chebeague Historical Society. She was active in the Mayflower Club as a child; volunteered in the hot lunch program; and visited schools on a regular basis. Survivors include two sons, Warren Doughty of South Portland, Maine, and David Miller of Chebeague, Maine; two daughters, Alice Lefebvre of Penacook and Donna Damon of Chebeague, Maine; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; a cousin; and many nieces and nephews. Her husband of 52 years, Ellsworth Miller, died March 18; a son, Daniel Miller, a grandson, Warren Doughty III, two brothers, Louis Hamilton and Leland Hamilton, and three sisters, Statira Osgood, Vera Cobb and Lida Small, died previously. Calling hours were held in Hay and Peabody Funeral Home, Portland, Maine. Services were held at Chebeague Island United Methodist Church. Burial was held in Chebeague Island Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Chebeague Island Historical Society, Gloria Brown Treasurer, Chebeague Island, Maine 04017.
Ira P. Bloom
Thursday, March 28, 2002
Ira P. Bloom, 62, of Concord, died yesterday at his home. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Daniel and Ruth (Schneider) Bloom. He served with the U.S. Navy. Bloom worked as collections manager for Tuition Plan Incorporated in Concord for 35 years. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Judith (Cooper) Bloom of Concord; two sons, Richard Bloom of Hooksett and Kenneth Bloom of Manchester; a daughter, Laura Bloom of Concord; two brothers, Laurence Bloom of Long Island, N.Y., and Arthur Bloom of Omaha, Neb.; a sister, Pamela Olive of Coral Springs, Fla.; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701-4688; or to the American Diabetes Association, New Hampshire Affiliate, 249 Canal St., Manchester 03101.
Saturday, March 23, 2002
Eileen Albrecht, 94, of Christian Avenue, Concord, died Sunday at Havenwood Nursing Home in Concord. She was born in Morrisburg, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of William and Charlotte (Southworth) Baker. Albrecht was formerly of Peterborough. She worked as a registered nurse at Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, N.Y. Survivors include nieces and nephews. Her husband, Fred Albrecht, died previously. Services will not be held. Burial will be in Bronxville, N.Y. Cemetery. Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, is in charge of arrangements.
Arthur P. Pervere, PITTSFIELD
Wednesday, March 27, 2002
PITTSFIELD - Arthur P. Pervere, 100, of Leavitt Road, died Monday at the Hospice House in Concord after a long illness. He was born in North Strafford, the son of Andrew and Natalie (Lafoe) Pervere. He lived in Alton for many years and in Pittsfield beginning in 1951. Pervere worked for Pittsfield Box and Lumber Co., Evans Radio in Bow, and was a self-employed television repairman for many years. Survivors include a son, Roger Pervere of Stockton, Calif.; six daughters, Mary Felch of Pittsfield, Evelyn Portigue of Alton, Elaine Dame of Hooksett, Josephine Humes of Seabrook, Natalie Linscott of Rochester and Donna Plant of Nottingham; more than 100 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a nephew. His wife, Annie Pervere, died in 1991; a son, Clarence Pervere, and two daughters, Virginia Potter and Millie Burrows, died previously. Calling hours will not be held. Memorial services will be held Friday at noon in the First Congregational Church of Pittsfield. The Rev. Charles Paige-Morgan, pastor, will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice House, 250 Pleasant St., Concord 03302-0797. Perkins Funeral Home, Cremation Services & Monument Co., Pittsfield, is in charge of the arrangements.
Claude E. Sorel
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Claude E. Sorel, 95, of Concord, died yesterday at home. He was born in Worcester, Mass., the son of Alfred and Wilhelmine (Benoit) Sorel. He worked for Solar Steel in Worcester, Mass., Powell Brothers in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Trumbell Steel in Concord. Survivors include a son, Alfred Sorel of Concord; a sister, Claire Guires of Auburn, Mass.; a brother, Oscar Sorel of Worcester, Mass.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Calling hours or services will not be held In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Bennett Funeral Home, Concord, is in charge of arrangements.
Nile E. Faust, CROYDON
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
CROYDON - Nile E. Faust, 90, of Bouldervale Road, died yesterday at his home. He was born in Rummel, Pa., the son of Alvin and Maude (Johns) Faust. He graduated from Windber High School. He lived in Hopkinton and Sunapee for 30 years before moving to Croydon in 1997. Faust served with the U.S. Air Force during World War II and helped establish Otis Air Base He worked for Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Corp. for many years, owned and operated Faust Motor Co. in Concord and the Star Theatre on Pleasant Street in Concord for many years, and started Frontier Sciences. He was also a real estate broker since 1950. He holds patents on internal combustion engines and was working on a 100:1 combustion ratio for engines. He was chairman of the Society of Automotive and Aircraft Engineers in the New England Section, first president of the Concord Lions Club and first president of the Hopkinton Civic Organization. His wife, Mary Jane (Corbett) Faust, died in 1999. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of New London. The Rev. Scott Cousineau, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Brush Creek Cemetery in Irwin, Pa. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2 White St., Concord 03301. Chadwick Funeral Services, New London, is in charge of the arrangements.
John J. Coyle Jr., MERRIMACK
Thursday, March 28, 2002
MERRIMACK - John J. Coyle Jr., 67, of Winding Brook Lane, died Tuesday at his home after a long illness. He was born in Attleboro, Mass., the son of John and Gertrude (Raymond) Coyle. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He graduated from Massachusetts State Police Academy. Coyle worked for the New Hampshire State Police and was founder and former owner of John Courier Service in Merrimack. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia (McDonald) Thurlow; a son, Shannon Thurlow of Phoenix; four daughters, Kim Thurlow of Concord, Faith Adams, Melissa Lajoie and Jeanne Hart; two sisters, Rita Ungor of Florida and Lois Partington of Attleboro, Mass.; and three grandchildren. Calling hours will not be held. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in George R. Rivet Funeral Home, 425 D.W. Highway, Merrimack. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Last Rest Cemetery in Merrimack. George R. Rivet Funeral Home, Merrimack, is in charge of the arrangements.
Christopher Twombly, HENNIKER
Thursday, April 4, 2002
HENNIKER - Christopher Twombly, 57, died March 26 at Concord Hospital after a long illness. He was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., the son of Elwin and Claire (Parker) Twombly. He graduated from St. Johnsbury, Vt., Academy in 1963, attended Clark University in Worcester, Mass. for two years and earned a bachelor's degree from Lyndon State College in 1974. Twombly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War for three years and was honorably discharged. He worked in the glass industry installing windows, doors and windshields for many years and was recently branch manager for Capitol Glass in Hillsboro. He enjoyed reading, watching sports, especially the New England Patriots, camping, fishing and playing cribbage. Survivors include a son, Christopher Costa; a brother, Stephen Twombly; two nieces, Carrie Murray and Brooke Twombly; two nephews, Sean Twombly and Kevin Twombly; and a great-nephew. His parents and a brother, Elwin Twombly Jr., died previously. Services will be held in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to Concord Hospital, Attn: Office of Philanthropy, 250 Pleasant St., Concord 03301. Sayles Funeral Home, St. Johnsbury, Vt., is in charge of the arrangements.