Alice L. Aiken
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2003
Alice L. Aiken, 65, of Concord died Monday at home. She was born in Constable, N.Y., the daughter of Charles and Rose (Varmette) King. She worked as a bus driver for the Concord School District for many years. Aiken enjoyed cross-stitching, gardening and raising flowers. Survivors include a son, Charles Philbrick Jr. of Rochester; two daughters, Rose Day of Penacook and Sheila Tibbets of Farmington; a brother, Maynard King of New York; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Ervine Aiken, died previously. Calling hours will be held Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Church Street Chapel at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Blossom Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alice L. Aiken Memorial Fund, c/o Rose Day, 15A Washington St., Penacook 03303.
Elwin C. Fortier, WEST ALTON
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2003
WEST ALTON - Elwin C. "Al" Fortier, 70, of Route 11, died Monday at home. He was born in Belmont, the son of Camille and Iola (Edmunds) Fortier. He graduated from Belmont High School in 1951. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He moved from Belmont to West Alton in 1966. Fortier worked for the Coca-Cola Food Service in Laconia for 40 years before retiring in 1995. He was owner and operator of the West Alton Marina. He enjoyed traveling and gardening. He was a member of the Congregational Church of Laconia. He was a member of the Mount Lebanon Lodge No. 32 F&A.M. in Laconia and the West Alton Firemen Inc. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Barbara (Clough) Fortier of West Alton; a son, Brian Fortier of West Alton; two daughters, Deirdre Tibbetts of Belmont and Allyson Fortier of West Alton; a brother, Donat Fortier of Belmont; two grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours will not be held. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Congregational Church, 18 Veterans Square, Laconia. The Rev. David Travers, interim senior pastor of the church, will officiate. Burial will be held in the spring at the family lot in Bayside Cemetery in Laconia. 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.
Halvar P. Tolander
Wednesday, Feb 5, 2003
Halvar Paul Tolander, 90, of Concord died Thursday at home. He was born in Norwood, Mass., the son of Paul and Elna (Nyholm) Tolander. He graduated from Norwood (Mass.) High School and Wentworth Institute in Boston. He moved to Norfolk, Mass., in 1961, to Henniker in 1974 and to the Heritage Heights Retirement Community in Concord in 1994. Tolander worked teaching mechanical engineering at the Naval Training Program at Wentworth Institute during World War II. He later established a construction welding business in Norwood, Mass., which he operated until 1963; he also taught mechanical engineering at Franklin Institute in Boston from 1963 to 1974 and then at New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. He and his wife were founders of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Norfolk, Mass., which began with a bible study group in their home. He served as a deacon and choir member of the Henniker Congregational Church and was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Hopkinton, where he sang in the choir. He was a member of the chamber of commerce in Norwood and was a charter member of the Henniker Lions Club. Survivors include a son, Stephen Tolander of Chelsea, Maine; a granddaughter, Stephanie Tolander of Orlando, Fla.; and a niece and two nephews. His wife, Marie (von Bergen) Tolander, died previously. Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., Concord. Burial will be follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in Norwood, Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Havenwood-Heritage Heights Endowment Fund, 33 Christian Ave., Concord 03301.
Jane M. Gilbert, FRANKLIN
Thursday, Feb 6, 2003
FRANKLIN - Jane Marie Gilbert, 61, died Tuesday at the Hospice House in Concord after a short illness. She was born in Franklin, the daughter of Charles and Jeannette (Bernier) Twombly. She attended Franklin schools. She lived in Franklin for most of her life and wintered in Zephyrhills, Fla., for many years. She worked as a telephone operator for New England Telephone for many years and later worked in area factories, including Stanley Tool and Webster Valve Co. in Franklin. She was an animal rights activist and supported local humane societies and animal shelters. She was formerly active with the Girl Scouts in Franklin. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Franklin. She enjoyed traveling. Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Leach of Danbury; a sister, Betty Greemore of Montague, Mass.; two aunts, Florence Edmunds of Franklin and Elise Bernier of Lebanon, Maine; a grandson; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces and cousins. Her father died in 1941, and her mother died in February 2002. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton. The Rev. Scott Fetter, pastor of the Baptist Church of Franklin, will officiate. Burial will be held in the spring at the family lot in Franklin Cemetery in Franklin. Memorial donations may be made to the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice House, P.O. Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797. William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy E. Arsenault, NORTHWOOD
Thursday, Feb 6, 2003
NORTHWOOD - Dorothy Elizabeth Arsenault, 93, died Tuesday. She was born in North Andover, Mass., the daughter of Harry and Mary (Mozeen) Michelmore. She graduated from Merrimack Elementary School and Johnson High School, both in Andover, Mass., and from Lesley College. She moved to Northwood more than 10 years ago. She worked for the Navy during World War II, as an elementary teacher in North Andover, Mass., as a librarian at the North Andover (Mass.) Public Library and as bookkeeper at the family garage, Bill's Auto Service, in North Andover, Mass. She was active with the North Parish Sunday School in North Andover, Mass. Survivors include sons, William Arsenault of North Andover, Mass., and Donald Arsenault of North Woods; and two grandchildren. Her husband, William Arsenault, a son, Robert Arsenault, and a brother, Howard Michelmore, died previously. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the North Parish Church in North Andover, Mass. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery in North Andover, Mass. Memorial donations may be made to the North Parish Church, North Andover, Mass. 01845. Dewhirst and Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third St., North Andover, Mass., is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert F. Black, NEW LONDON
Sunday, Feb 9, 2003
NEW LONDON - Robert F. Black, 78, of The Seasons, died yesterday at The Clough Center. He was born in Wellesley, Mass., the son of Frank and Maude (Plummer) Black. He attended Newton, Mass., schools, graduating from Newton High School in 1942. He graduated from Wesleyan University after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific from 1943-1946. He was a former owner and president of Ren Electronics in South Hadley Falls, Mass., and former owner and president of E.M.S. in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. He helped young people get started in small businesses and did some consulting. He was also an avid tennis player and golfer. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary (FitzGerald) Black of New London; a daughter, Sharon B. Wherry of Lincoln, Neb.; two sons, Robert F. Black Jr. of Winchester and David R. Black of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico; nine grandchildren; a sister, Marion Kennedy of Orleans, Mass.; and nieces and nephews. Services will be private, and burial will be in Elkins Cemetery, New London, in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Black Ink Gifts Fund No. 1139, Massachusetts General Hospital, Fruit Street, Boston, Mass 02114. The Chadwick Funeral Service of New London is in charge of arrangements.
Martha M. Clark, OCALA, Fla.
Sunday, Feb 9, 2003
OCALA, Fla. - Martha M. Clark, 78, a native of Wolfeboro, died Friday at Sylvia's Hospice House in Ocala, Fla. Clark was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church of Wolfeboro and a member of the America Legion Auxiliary Post 27 of Ocala. She had lived in Ocala since 1964. She is survived by her husband, Roger Clark of Ocala, Fla.; two brothers, Roger O. Clark Jr. of Denver, Pa., and the Rev. Daniel Clark of Ocala, Fla; two sisters, Dorothy Clark of Alton and Jeanette Hurd of Salisbury, Mass; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The Veterans Cremation and Burial Society of Clearwater, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.
Frederick D. McIver, THORNTON
Sunday, Feb 9, 2003
THORNTON - Dr. Frederick Davis McIver, 91, of Upper Mad River Road, died Thursday at Spear Memorial Hospital in Plymouth. He was born in Newport, Vt., the son of Leo and Edna (Davis) McIver. He attended Norwich University, where he was in the calvary division. In his third year, he transferred to the University of Vermont Medical School and graduated in 1936. He completed his internship at Springfield Hospital in Springfield, Mass. As a captain in the Army Reserves, he was called into active duty during World War II. After 11 months of service he was honorably discharged because of tuberculosis. He had received a personal commendation from Franklin D. Roosevelt for exemplary service. After two years of recovery at the Glencliff Sanatorium in Benton, he moved to Plymouth and joined the staff at Plymouth Hospital, now known as Speare Memorial Hospital, in 1944. He was also a member of the staff at the Hitchcock Clinic in Hanover and the Lakes Region Hospital in Laconia. He retired from Speare Memorial Hospital in 1984. McIver served as Grafton County medical examiner for more than 30 years and was the Plymouth school doctor for more than 30 years. He was proud of the fact that in 30 years, he never missed a high school football game. He was a charter member of the Plymouth Lions Club. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Pauline E. (Barnard) McIver of Thornton; a son, Neil F. McIver of Plymouth; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Ann Caroline Sidney, died in 2001. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., Plymouth. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Plymouth United Methodist Church. The Rev. Margaret Bickford, pastor, will officiate. A spring burial will be held in Pine Gorve Cemetery, Newport, Vt.
John E. Philbrick
Sunday, Feb 9, 2003
John E. Philbrick Sr., 76, of Concord and formerly of Berwick, Maine, died Friday following a brief illness. He was born in Laconia, a son of Arthur E. and Stella M. (Hickok) Philbrick. He attended schools in Meredith and Laconia and graduated from Laconia High School in 1944. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, served in the Army-Air Corps and later received his bachelor of science degree from the University of New Hampshire. He worked as an electrical engineer at General Electric in Somersworth and retired after nearly 40 years of service. Philbrick was a scoutmaster, volunteer firefighter and school board member. He was involved in the Berwick Historical Society and researched many historical sites. He also played an integral role in the First Parish-United Church of Christ in Somerworth, serving in many different capacities, including as a member of the board of trustees. His interests included ham radio, astronomy, world travel and geneology He was an avid athlete and pursued mountain climbing, skiing and running. He completed the Boston Marathon several times. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Clara Louise (Berry) Philbrick of Concord; four sons, Stephen W. Philbrick of Baldwin, Md., Robert E. Philbrick of South Berwick, Maine, Carl F. Philbrick of Windsor Locks, Conn., and John Philbrick Jr. of Shapleigh, Maine; a daughter, Kathleen Griffin of Encinitas, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. His youngest son, Peter B. Philbrick, died in June 2002. Visiting hours will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Laing-Bibber Funeral Chapel, 36 Rochester St., Berwick, Maine. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the First Parish-U.C.C., 176 W. High St., Somersworth, with the Rev. Mark Rideout officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Meredith Village Cemetery in Meredith. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Havenwood Auditorium, 33 Christian Ave., Concord. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Parish-U.C.C., 176 W. High St., Somersworth 03878, or to the East Congregational-U.C.C., 51 Mountain Road, Concord 03301, or to a charity of one's choice.
Harold Taylor , MADBURY
Sunday, Feb 9, 2003
MADBURY - Harold "Hap" Taylor, 88, of Littleworth Road died Thursday at the Sunbridge Nursing Home in Rochester after a period of failing health. He was born in Chelsea, Mass., the son of H. Fielding and Emily (Rowe) Taylor. He co-founded Taylor Egg Products and held many positions in the egg and poultry industry. He was a charter member of the Barrington Evangelical Free Church. Taylor served as a former selectman in Barrington and was a former Boy Scout troop leader in Barrington. He loved the outdoors, maple sugaring, raising beef cattle and farming. He was a 42-year cancer survivor. Survivors include his second wife of 29 years, Doris (Estey) Taylor; two sons, Robert Taylor and William Taylor, both of Madbury; two daughters, Joyce Watts of Concord and Marilyn Taylor of Marlton, N.J.; three stepdaughters, Norma Nesman of Rochester, Judith Morse of Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Bethany Estey of Orange, N.J.; a brother, Robert Taylor of Kissimmee, Fla.; two sisters, Ina Barnaby of Hampton and Pauline Swain of Barrington; 15 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. His first wife, Mildred (McDaniel) Taylor; a son, Donald Taylor, a daughter, Judith Taylor, a brother, Harold Swenson, two sisters, Annie Ramsdell and Ruth Rowell, and a stepson, Roy Estey, died previously. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. at the Purdy Memorial Chapel, Route 4, 2 Concord Road, Lee. The Rev. Dan Huggard will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, New England Region, 249 Canal St., Manchester 03101; or to Community Chaplain Service Inc., P.O. Box 6734, New Bedford, Mass. 02742-6734.
Elizabeth W. Sullivan
Monday, Feb 10, 2003
Elizabeth W. Sullivan, 81, of Concord died yesterday at Concord Hospital. She was born in Winthrop, Mass., the daughter of William and Augusta Walsh. She graduated from Arlington High School. She served in the Army during World War II. She was an avid reader and artist. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Lawrence Sullivan of Concord; a son Lawrence Sullivan Jr. of Warner; four daughters, Patricia Turner of Concord, Kathleen Hiller of Lochmere, Elizabeth Mancuso of York Beach, Maine, and Eileen Sullivan of York, Maine; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. A brother and two grandchildren died previously. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A private burial will be held at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to CRVNA Homecare, PO Box 1797, Concord 03302-1797. Bennett Funeral Home in Concord is in charge of the arrangements.