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Merrimack County, New Hampshire Obituary and Death Notice Collection

Merrimack County, New Hampshire Obituary Collection - 76

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Date: Saturday, 26 February 2011, at 11:45 a.m.

Eda St. John
Thursday, September 26, 2002
Eda St. John, 102, of East Side Drive, Concord, died Sept. 16 at Havenwood after a short illness. She was born in New York City, the daughter of Micheal and Felicia (Porcellini) Guerrieri. She lived in Barnstead for many years before moving to Concord in 1980. St. John earned degrees from Douglas and the Women's College at Rutgers and earned credits from Columbia and Emerson Colleges. She served as a representative for Barnstead in the New Hampshire Legislature and was a delegate in the 1964 Constitutional Convention. She also served as organizer of the New Hampshire Association for Retarded Citizens in 1953 and as trustee emeritus for the Oscar Foss Memorial Library in Barnstead. A sister, Aurora Guerrieri, died previously. Services will not be held. Burial will be in Lougee Cemetery in Barnstead. Perkins Funeral Home, Cremation Services & Monument Co., Pittsfield, is in charge of the arrangements.

Harold Carbone
Thursday, September 26, 2002
Harold Carbone, 87, of Mountain Road in Concord, died Tuesday at the Hospice House in Concord. He was born in Concord, the son of Carlo and Eda (Rinaldi) Carbone. He attended local schools. He worked for Brezner Tannery in Penacook for more than 28 years, retiring in 1977. Carbone was a member of the East Congregational Church. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Geneva (Stevens) Carbone of Concord; four sons, Dennis Carbone of Concord, Stephen Carbone and Wayne Carbone, both of Loudon; and Bruce Carbone of Sarasota, Fla.; a daughter, Cheryl Carbone of Loudon; two sisters, Gertrude Corson of Maine and Edea Giroliman of Manchester; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. A son, Michael Carbone, died in 1998; and a daughter, Deborah Carbone, died in 1949. Calling hours will not be held. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Donations may be made to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice Program, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797. Waters Funeral Home, Concord, is in charge of the arrangements.

Thelma M. Cunningham, EPSOM
Friday, September 27, 2002
EPSOM - Thelma M. Cunningham, 90, died Wednesday at Concord Hospital. She was born in Limington, Maine, the daughter of George and Allie (Merserve) Horne. She lived in Alton Bay for most of her life, at Heritage Heights in Concord for a few years and at Epsom Manor since 1997. Survivors include a son, Albert Cunningham of Pittsfield; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Omer Cunningham, died in 1951; a brother, Kenneth Horne, and a sister, Beulah Thompson, also died previously. Calling hours will not be held. Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the family lot in Old Riverside Cemetery in Alton. The Rev. Robert Horne of Laconia, a nephew of Cunningham, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Epsom Manor Activity Fund, 901 Suncook Valley Highway, Epsom 03234. Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.

Nancy L. Swiderski, PITTSFIELD
Friday, September 27, 2002
PITTSFIELD - Nancy L. Swiderski, 74, of South Main Street died Wednesday at Pleasant View Center in Concord. She was born in Leominster, Mass., the daughter of Percy and Gertrude (Onyon) Schutt. She lived in Andover, Mass., for 30 years, and in Pittsfield for the past 12 years. Swiderski worked for Hewlett Packard for 10 years before retiring. She was a lifelong member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Andover, Mass. She enjoyed needlework, gardening and reading, and she was an accomplished seamstress and cook. Survivors include her husband of 20 years, Stanley Swiderski of Pittsfield; three daughters, Donna Swiderski of Salem, Rozanne Brune of Pittsfield and Mary Jane Buckley of Haverhill, Mass.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Her parents, a brother and a sister died previously. Calling hours will not be held. Graveside services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Evergreen Cemetery, 357 Main St., Leominster, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to the New Hampshire Kidney Center, 248 Pleasant St., Concord 03301. Perkins Funeral Home, Cremation Services & Monument Co. in Pittsfield is in charge of the arrangements.

Lawrence W. Robie, HILL
Saturday, September 28, 2002
HILL - Lawrence W. Robie, 101, died Wednesday at home after a short illness. He was born in Bristol and had lived in Hill since 1928. He owned and operated a large dairy farm in Hill for many years; he also worked as a logger and as a bus driver for the Franklin School District. Robie served as road agent, selectman, member of the planning and zoning boards and as trustee of the Cemetery Fund, all in Hill. He was a former member of Tri-Peak Grange. He was honored as Hill's oldest living resident in 2001. He enjoyed gardening and tractor work. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Caroline Robie of Hill; three sons, George Robie of Hill, Raymond Robie of Grafton and Robert Robie of Bomoseen, Vt.; five daughters, Ruth Cross of Danbury, Mary Fuller of Concord, Dorothy Reinert of Boscawen, Julie Loftus of Ledyard, Conn., and Helen Smart of Brunswick, Vt.; a sister, Harriet Morrison of Bristol; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A son, Lawrence Robie Jr., died in 1970; and three brothers, Ernest Robie, Herbert Robie and Eugene Robie, and two sisters, Isobel Blodgett and Carol Dickinson, also died previously. Calling hours were held yesterday at Emmons Funeral Home, 115 S. Main St., Bristol. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hill. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Hill Library, P.O. Box 257, Hill 03243; Hill Historical Society, P.O. box 193, Hill 03243; or to the Hill Fire Department, P.O. Box 226, Hill 03243.

Susan R. Dodge, BRADFORD
Saturday, September 28, 2002
BRADFORD - Susan R. Dodge, 87, of Main Street died Thursday at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport. She was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Elmo and Mary (Combs) Gordon. She lived in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz, Calif., moving to Bradford 67 years ago; she had lived at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport since February 2001. She was a dancer and performed as a Rockette at Radio City Music Hall. She also danced at Steel Pier in Atlantic City. She later worked at Dodge's Store. Dodge was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bradford and the Bradford Rescue Squad Auxiliary. She was active in the church, hospice and animal rescue. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, bird-watching, crossword puzzles, history and playing golf. Survivors include a stepson, Kenneth Cressey of Glendale, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Ruth Boodakian of Bennington, Vt.; and two nieces. Her first husband, William Briscoe, her second husband, Ralph Dodge, and a brother, Wayne Gordon, died previously. Memorial services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Bradford. The Rev. Lynne Hubley, pastor, will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 57, Bradford 03221. Chadwick Funeral Services in New London is in charge of the arrangements.

Stanley A. Day
Saturday, September 28, 2002
Stanley Allen Day, 72, of Blackwater Road died Thursday at Concord Hospital. He was born in Franklin, the son of Harry and Grace (Woodward) Day. He had lived in Concord since 1960. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Day worked for Midway Excavators Company, constructing roads for more than 25 years. He enjoyed hunting, cutting wood, snowmobiling and fishing, especially for king salmon in New York. Survivors include four sons, Leslie Day and Mark Day, both of Concord, and Lee Day and William Day, both of Penacook; a daughter, Marlene Williams of North Carolina; two brothers, Wayne Day of Sanbornton and Roger Day of Franklin; three sisters, Blanche Emery of West Franklin, Vivian Sousa of Enfield and Jane Osborn of Boscawen; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. An infant son, Vincent Day, and a brother, Ralph Day, died previously. Calling hours will be held Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the United Church of Penacook, 20 Merrimack St., Penacook. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Affordable Funeral & Cremation Services Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

Carol London, CANTERBURY
Thursday, October 3, 2002
CANTERBURY - Carol London, 82, died Tuesday after a long illness. She was born in Fairview, N.J., the daughter of Grace Pawson and Richard Sloat. She worked as a bank manager and Realtor for many years in Connecticut and later owned and operated the Handcrafts of Canterbury shop with her husband until 1995. She moved to Canterbury in 1980. London enjoyed tennis and time with her kitten, Cricket. She was an avid gardener and New York Times crossword fanatic. She was a lifelong member of the Audubon Society. Survivors include a son, Kent Borner of Preston, Conn.; three daughters, Judy Cronin of North Berwick, Maine, Nancy Stockwell of London and Cathy Borner of Canterbury; and three grandchildren. Her first husband, Carl Borner, died in 1964; her second husband, Webster London, died in 1993; and a brother, Robert Sloat, died previously. Memorial services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797. The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of the arrangements.

Martin Feuerstein, FRANKLIN
Thursday, October 3, 2002
FRANKLIN - Martin "Marty" Feuerstein, 78, of Central Street, died Tuesday at Franklin Regional Hospital after a period of failing health. He was born in Laconia, the son of Abraham and Rose Feuerstein. He was raised in Laconia and lived in Franklin since 1949. He graduated from Laconia High School in 1941. He earned a bachelor's degree in nautical engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., in 1944. He was licensed to Third Mate and advanced to Chief Mate, serving as deck officer in the North Atlantic. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1948. He earned a master's degree in education from Plymouth State College in 1971. He worked in the South Portland, Maine, Shipyard before World War II. He sold farm and dairy equipment from 1948 to 1954 and owned and operated Martin's Food Fair in Franklin from 1954 to 1963. He taught at Andover Elementary School from 1964 to 1966, where he worked as principal until 1969. He worked as supervising principal at Boscawen Elementary School from 1969 until retiring in 1990. He was a member of Temple Beth Jacobs in Concord, where he served on the board of directors. He served as Ward III Councilman for four terms, from 1969 to 1983; as Franklin's mayor from 1983 to 1984; and as a New Hampshire state representative from 1991 until 2002. He was a member of the New Hampshire Retired Teachers Association, Franklin Kiwanis Club, Franklin Lodge of Elks, Meridian Lodge No. 60 of the Free and Accepted Masons, Bektash Temple of New Hampshire, the Bektash Shrine Drum Corps and the 70+ Ski Club. He served as administrator of the Franklin Adult Basic Education program and the G.E.D. test for 30 years. He was active in the Franklin Outing Club, where he served as ski school director from 1965 to 1977. He chaired the winter carnival ski races and was a ski patrolman from 1970 to 1977. He served on the Franklin Regional Hospital Board of Directors and served as president of the Franklin Historical Society and treasurer of the Ionic Ragged Mt. Chapter No. 20 Order of the Eastern Star. He served on the board of directors for the Caring Community Network of the Twin Rivers and the Health First Family Care Center in Franklin. He was an avid skier and enjoyed traveling, having visited Europe, the Middle East, China and much of the United States. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Pauline (Kropp) Feuerstein of Franklin; a son, Abra Feuerstein of Lewisburg, Pa.; two daughters, Starette Feuerstein-Duffy of Denver, and Jocelyn Allsup of Miami.; two sisters, Leah Kopel of Portland, Maine, and Pearl Issokson of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. A brother, Harlan, died in 1998. Calling hours will be held Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. in William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton. Memorial services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in Temple Beth Jacob in Concord. Burial will follow in Adath Yeshurun Cemetery in Manchester. Donations may be made to the "Dollars for Scholars," c/o Daniel Dargie, Lake Shore Drive, W. Franklin 03235; or the VNA of Franklin, 75 Chestnut St., Franklin 03235. William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Tilton, is in charge of the arrangements.

Edward C. Thompson, GILMANTON IRON WORKS
Thursday, October 3, 2002
GILMANTON IRON WORKS - Edward C. Thompson, 78, of Halls Hill Road, died Tuesday at his home. He was born in Fall River, Mass., the son of Maro and Cordelia (Carpenter) Thompson. He lived in Fall River, Mass., before moving to Gilmanton Iron Works in 1928. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a self-employed carpenter. Thompson was a communicant of St. Joseph Church in Laconia. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Laconia Post No. 1670. Survivors include eight daughters, Doreen Moorehead, Elaine Mooney, Debbie Goddard and Janet Donovan, all of Gilmanton, Joyce Walsh of Laconia, Linda Thompson of Gilford, Cheryl Draper of Boca Raton, Fla., and Cindy Monson of Stoneham, Mass.; two sisters, Antoinette Eastman of Winnisquam and Beatrice Russell of Gilmanton Iron Works; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. His wife, Angela (Delafano) Thompson, died in 1993. Calling hours will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. in Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Church in Laconia. Burial will follow in Smith Meetinghouse Cemetery in Gilmanton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of New Hampshire, 9 Cedarwood Drive, Unit 12, Bedford 03110. Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, Laconia, is in charge of the arrangements.

Denise A. Comeau
Saturday, September 28, 2002
Denise A. Comeau, 72, of Concord, died Tuesday at the Concord Hospice House. She was born in Canada, the daughter of Rudolph and Lucia (Labonte) Theroux. She lived in Manchester before moving to Concord. Comeau worked as a records clerk at Catholic Medical Center for eight years. Survivors include three daughters, Line Comeau, Dominique Dionne and Claude Comeau, all of Concord; three sisters, Michelle Theroux, Nicole Theroux and Yoland Pinard, all of Canada; two grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 4 to 8 p.m. at Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., Manchester. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. in Ste. Marie Church. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice Program, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797.

Clara A. Jackson, LACONIA
Saturday, September 28, 2002
LACONIA - Clara A. Jackson, 88, of Court Street died Wednesday at St. Francis Home. She was born in Saylesville, R.I., the daughter of George and Claudia (Olney) Robertson. She lived in Greenfield, Mass., and Winchester, before moving to Bishop Brady Apartments in Laconia in 2000. She graduated from Rhode Island School of Nursing in 1950. Jackson worked as a registered nurse and was licensed in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She worked at Beech Hill Alcoholic Hospital in Dublin for three years, at Keene Hospital and at Northfield Mount Hermon Infirmary in Northfield, Mass., for three years before retiring. She loved music and won a voice scholarship to New England Conservatory of Music in Boston; she was also a featured soloist for many gatherings and weddings. She enjoyed traveling and visited Europe, Asia and North Africa. She was a former member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Saylesville, R.I. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Clifford Jackson of Laconia; a son, William Jackson of Newtown, Pa.; a daughter, Carrol Ann Roy of Laconia; two brothers, Robert Robertson of Lincoln, R.I., and William Robertson of Pawtucket, R.I.; three sisters, Mary Hebner of Esmond, R.I., Eleanor Nula of Smithfield, R.I., and Florence Barlow of Rehoboth, Mass.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 5 to 8 p.m. at Merrick R. Williams Funeral Home, 530 Smithfield Ave., Pawtucket, R.I. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Seventh day Adventist Church, 1000 Smithfield Ave., Lincoln, R.I. Burial will be at the family lot at Highland Memorial Park, Johnston, R.I. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Francis Home Activities Fund, 406 Court St., Laconia 03246. Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.

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