Helen O. Eigenbrode, NEW LONDON
Wednesday, April 3, 2002
NEW LONDON - Helen O. Eigenbrode, 88, of Main Street, died Monday at Woodcrest Village. She was born in Rutherford, N.J., the daughter of Arthur and Olive (Meares) Everett. She graduated from Rutherford, N.J., High School in 1932 and Kendall Hall in Pride's Crossing, Mass., and attended Maryland College for Women in Lutherville, Md. She lived in Massachusetts before living in Grantham from 1976 to 2001. Eigenbrode was a member of the First Baptist Church of New London. She enjoyed playing bridge, golfing and sailing. Survivors include two sons, S.D. Eigenbrode III of Moscow, Idaho, and David Eigenbrode of Grantham; and three grandchildren, Michael Eigenbrode and Sarah Eigenbrode, both of Grantham, and Claire Eigenbrode of Moscow, Idaho. Her husband, S. Daniel Eigenbrode Jr., died in 1994. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 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 held in Grantham Memorial Cemetery in Grantham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New London Hospital, 270 County Road, New London 03257. Chadwick Funeral Services, New London, is in charge of the arrangements.
Hazel L. St. Onge, PENACOOK
Wednesday, April 3, 2002
PENACOOK - Hazel L. St. Onge, 89, died Monday at Concord Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Claremont, the daughter of James and Lila (Gunn) Howe. She was a longtime resident of Concord. St. Onge graduated from Concord High School. She worked as secretary for the Concord Parks and Recreation Department for many years. She enjoyed time at her cottage on Lake Winnipesaukee and winters on Hutchinson Island in Fort Pierce, Fla. Survivors include a son, James St. Onge of Moultonboro; a daughter, Joan Flaby of Lanesboro, Minn.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her husband, Armand St. Onge, died in 2000. Calling hours will not be held. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 72 S. Main St., Concord. Burial will follow in Blossom Hill Cemetery. Waters Funeral Home, Concord, is in charge of the arrangements.
Helen M. Mealey
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
Helen M. (Burke) Mealey, of Concord, died Sunday at Havenwood Heritage Heights Center in Concord. She was born in Boston, the daughter of John and Mary (Vienneau) Mealey. Mealey lived in Brighton, Mass., for many years before moving to Concord. Survivors include a son, Ronald Mealey of Liverpool, N.Y.; two brothers, Albion Burke of Waltham, Mass., and John Burke Jr. of Moss Point, Miss.; a sister, Loretta Downey of Eliot, Maine; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Thomas Mealey, died previously. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 4 to 7 p.m. in Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main St., Waltham, Mass. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St., Newton, Mass. Burial will be in Holyhood Cemetery in Brookline, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Ruth E. Dec, WARNER
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
WARNER - Ruth E. Dec, 76, died yesterday at her home. She was born in Arlington, Mass., the daughter of George and Mary (Rose) Wilson. She lived in Florida for many years before moving to Warner 11 years ago. Dec is survived by a son, David Dec of Ossipee; and two daughters, Beverly Fantasia and Mary Whulen, both of Warner. Her husband, Henry Dec, died in 1996. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 1 to 5 p.m. in Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 825 Park Ave., Contoocook. Graveside services will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Davisville Cemetery in Warner. Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Contoocook, is in charge of the arrangements.
William J. Speck, CONTOOCOOK
Friday, April 5, 2002
CONTOOCOOK - William J. Speck, 88, died yesterday at Concord Hospital after a short illness. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of William and Matilda (McGiff) Speck. He was later raised by George and Mary Smith of Warner. He was raised in the Warner area and lived in Contoocook for more than 30 years. He served as a private first class combat infantryman in the European Theater with the Army during World War II. Speck was awarded the Bronze Star and three battle stars, having fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the Ruhr Pocket. He worked as a self-employed logger and woodsman throughout New Hampshire and as a caretaker of the Lars Anderson Estate. He was very knowledgeable on New Hampshire wood species. He enjoyed owning and riding early-model Harley and Indian motorcycles. He was an avid deer hunter. Survivors include three sons, William Speck of Whitewood and Gerald Speck and Thomas Speck, both of New Boston; three daughters, Dorothy Luongo of Weare, Brenda Margoffin of Wilton and Margaret Morrisette of Amherst; a sister, Marge Magoffin of Spencerport, N.Y.; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will not be held. Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Schoodac Cemetery in Warner. Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Contoocook, is in charge of the arrangements.
Beverly D. West, HUDSON, N.C.
Tuesday, April 2, 2002
HUDSON, N.C. - Beverly Diane West, 69, of Hilltop Street, died Sunday at her home. She was born in Webster, the daughter of Claude and Avis (Colby) Hancock. She worked as a homemaker. West was a member of Conway's Chapel Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ralph West of Hudson, N.C.; two daughters, Sharon Fleming of Sudbury, Mass., and Jacquie Whitcher of Granite Falls, N.C.; a sister, Mildred Eaton of Bow; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A sister, Claudette Benson, a grandson, Robert Fleming, and a great-grandson, Tristan Pope, died previously. Services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Conway's Chapel Baptist Church. Memorial donations may be made to the Caldwell Country Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St., NW, Lenoir, N.C. 28645.
Nelly L. Edmunds, FRANKLIN
Thursday, April 4, 2002
FRANKLIN - Nelly L. Edmunds, 61, died Tuesday at Franklin Regional Hospital. She was born in Stewartstown, the daughter of Reginald and Beulah (Stanton) Pease. She was raised in Stewartstown before moving to Franklin in 1952. She worked at White Mountain Outerwear, Tilton Dress Shop, the former Merrill Manor in Franklin, Mountain Ridge Health Care Center and recently as a certified nurse's aid for Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen for nine years. Edmunds was a member of the Franklin VFW Post 1698 Ladies Auxiliary and St. Paul's Church. Survivors include a son, Paul Edmunds of Franklin; two daughters, Diane Burbank and Donna Burbank, both of Hill; two brothers, Guy Pease of Washington and Sidney Pease of East Andover; a sister, Ruth LePage of Salisbury; many grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and nieces and nephews. Her husband, Clarence Edmunds, died in 1998. Calling hours will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. in Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. The Rev. Janet Rieckhoff-Paris, pastor of the Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Franklin VNA, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin 03235; or Riverbend Community Mental Health, 53 Kendall St., Franklin 03235.
Philip Gammons Jr., ASHLAND
Friday, April 5, 2002
ASHLAND - Philip Ellis Gammons Jr., 80, of Highland Street, died Wednesday at Speare Memorial Hospital in Plymouth after a period of failing health. He was born in Woodsville, the son of Philip Sr. and Ida (Mann) Gammons. He graduated from Ashland High School. He served with the Army Air Corps in England, North Africa and Italy from 1941 to 1945. He moved to Ashland in 1956. Gammons established a plumbing and heating business. He was a member of St. Mark Episcopal Church. He was a member of the Grafton-Kane Lodge No. 46 of Haverhill for 50 years and Dupuis Cross American Legion Post in Ashland; and served as trustee of the Green Grove Cemetery Association in Ashland. Survivors include two daughters, Diane Pelchat of Concord and Suzanne Shevenell of Center Sandwich; a son, Philip Gammons III of Holderness; and many nieces and nephews. His wife, Gloria Gammons, died in 1999; and a sister, Dorothy Silver, died in 2000. Services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Ashland. The Rev. G. Sherrill will officiate. Burial will be held at a later date in Hillside Cemetery in South Ryegate, Vt. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Grafton-Kane Lodge No. 46, Attn: Harold Wheeler, 5 Pine St., Haverhill 03765. Dupuis Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of the arrangements.
Lillian A. Eldridge, NORTHFIELD
Sunday, May 12, 2002
NORTHFIELD - Lillian A. Eldridge, 78, of Concord Road, died Thursday at her granddaughter's home in Concord. She was born in Wolfeboro, the daughter of Fred and Ida (Drew) Dore. She was a longtime resident of Northfield. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, yard sales and cats, especially her favorite cat, Tiny. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Roy Eldridge of Northfield; a brother, Roger Dore of Concord; two sisters, Norma Eaton of Concord and Irene DeCoeur of Florida; a granddaughter, Jennifer Eldridge of Boscawen; a great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews. A son, Ernest Eldridge, died in 1999. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 10 to 11 a.m. at United Church of Penacook, 20 Merrimack St., Penacook. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Grant Hill cemetery in Ossipee. Affordable Funeral and Cremation Services Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
Cecile Guyer, LACONIA
Sunday, May 12, 2002
LACONIA - Cecile Guyer, 84, died at the St. Francis Home yesterday. She was born in Belmont, the daughter of Frank and Victoria (Provencal) Parent. She was a former resident of Belmont, Laconia and Manchester. Guyer worked for several years at the Guyer Foundry in Laconia. She was a former communicant of Sacred Heart Church in Laconia. Survivors include a son-in-law, Roger Ralphs of Franklin; two grandchildren, including Tonya Ralphs of Franklin; and three great-grandchildren. Her husband, Forrest Guyer, died previously. Funeral services will be private. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Laconia. Thibault-Neun Funeral Home, 143 Franklin St., Franklin, is in charge of arrangements.
Lucy Gonthier, NORTHWOOD
Saturday, May 11, 2002
NORTHWOOD - Lucy Camden Fredette Gonthier, 88, of Deer Run Lane, died Sunday after a short illness. She was born in Thetford Mines, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Michael and Celina (Caouette) Camden. She worked at Beede Electric for 28 years before retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church of Penacook. Gonthier was past president of the Penacook Women's Club and volunteered at Concord Hospital. Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine Colby of Northwood and Barbara Butt of Concord; five stepchildren; seven grandsons; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Her first husband, Roy Fredette, died in 1970; and her second husband, Lionel Gonthier, died in 1988. Calling hours will not be held. Memorial services will be held May 18 at 10 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church in Penacook. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Northwood Rescue Squad, 818 First Turnpike, Northwood 03261; or the Pittsfield Rescue Squad, 33 Catamount St., Pittsfield 03263. Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, Penacook, is in charge of the arrangements.
William S. Elliott, WEBSTER
Wednesday, May 8, 2002
WEBSTER - William S. Elliott, 80, died Monday at Merrimack County Nursing Home after a long illness. He was born in Penacook, the son of Edwin and Hazel (Putnam) Elliott. He was formerly of Penacook. Elliott graduated from Penacook High School in 1942 and attended many fire schools throughout the state. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked with fire services as a member of C.W. O'Brien Auxiliary during World War II. He then worked with the Concord Fire Department, where he was promoted to lieutenant and captain before retiring. He later served as head custodian for the Merrimack Valley School District for nine years. He was a charter member of local No. 1045 Firefighters Union; a charter and active member of the Penacook Rescue Squad; a member of the Merrimack County Fire Wardens Association; and a special deputy fire warden for District No. 2 State of New Hampshire. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Marjorie (Larlee) Elliott of Webster; a daughter, Marjorie Johns of Webster; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. Two sons, Edwin Elliott and William Elliott, and a grandson, Nathan Peightell, died previously. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home, 42 Washington St., Penacook. Funeral services will be held privately. Memorial donations may be made to the Merrimack County Nursing Home Auxiliary, c/o Kathy Hindley, 325 Daniel Webster Highway, Boscawen 03303.
Andrew J. Gregoire, ALLENSTOWN
Sunday, May 12, 2002
ALLENSTOWN - Andrew Gregoire, 3, died Friday at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a long bout with leukemia. He was born in Concord, the son of Raymond and Joan (Bellows) Gregoire. He lived in Allenstown. He loved sports, especially hockey, baseball and soccer. Survivors include his parents; a brother, Russell Gregoire of Allenstown; two sisters, Melissa Duer of Manchester and Joyce Gregoire of Allenstown; and his maternal grandmother, Rita Bellows of Billerica, Mass. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Petit Funeral Home, 167 Main St., Pembroke. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the First Assembly of God, Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett. The Rev. David Donati, pastor, will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the Leukemia Society of America, Massachusetts Chapter, 495 Old Connecticut Path, Suite 220, Framingham, Mass. 01701.
Armande M. Truchon, LACONIA
Sunday, May 12, 2002
LACONIA - Armande M. Truchon, 86, formerly of 25 Union Ave., died Friday in Belknap County Home after a lengthy illness. She was born in Manchester, the daughter of Fernand and Armanda (Berard) Boucher. She lived in Laconia most of her life. Truchon worked as an inspector by the Allen-Rogers Co. before retiring in 1983. She was a communicant of Sacred Heart parish in Laconia. She was a member of the Golden Age Club and the Sunrise Arts and Crafts Group. Survivors include a son, Armand Truchon of East Andover; four grandchildren, including Kevin Truchon of East Andover and Lisa Meier of Andover; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Her husband, George Truchon, died in 1981. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Simoneau & Lambert Funeral Home, 139 Church St., Laconia. A funeral ceremony will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.