Robert M. Rodgers, SALISBURY
Monday, August 4, 2003
SALISBURY - A graveside funeral service for Robert M. Rodgers, 67, who died Dec. 2, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the New Hampshire Veteran's Cemetery in Boscawen.
Robert E. Kinne, SALISBURY
Tuesday, August 5, 2003
SALISBURY - Robert Edward Kinne, 61, of New Road, died Sunday at Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia after a short illness. He was born in Franklin, the son of Charlie and Grace (Emerson) Kinne. He was raised in Canterbury and lived in Franklin for several years before moving to Salisbury in 1973. He graduated from Penacook High School in 1960. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard. Kinne worked in the stock room for Webster Valve Co. in Franklin; was a former partner and worked as an electrician with Chase, Frost and Kinne Electrical Co. in Franklin; worked in sales for Laconia Electric for more than 20 years; and was working in sales for Giguere Electric in Laconia at the time of his death. He was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Potter Place. He was a member of the Franklin Lodge of Elks BPOE No. 1280. He was involved with recreational activities in Salisbury and loved the outdoors, the ocean and gardening. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Elaine (Carignan) Kinne of Salisbury; two sons, Jon Kinne of Concord and Jeffrey Kinne of Farmville, Va.; his parents of Titusville, Fla.; a sister, Judith Geiser of Titusville, Fla.; a grandson; and nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held today from 6 to 9 p.m. at William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home, Franklin-Tilton Road, Tilton. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Potter Place. The Rev. Robert Bryon, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Salisbury. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Relay for Life, Franklin Savings Bank, 387 Central St., Franklin 03235; or to the Salisbury Booster Club, c/o Dot Swenson, 62 Whittmore St., Salisbury 03268. William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton is assisting with arrangements.
William L. Quirk, MANCHESTER
Tuesday, August 5, 2003
MANCHESTER - The Rev. William L. Quirk, 74, died Saturday at Catholic Medical Center. He was born in Concord, the son of Patrick and Esther (Crowley) Quirk. He earned a bachelor's degree from the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. He also attended St. Paul Seminary in Ottawa, Canada, where he undertook ecclesiastical studies for ordination to the priesthood, and studied at Fordham University in New York. He was ordained as a priest in Manchester in 1954. He was appointed associate pastor of St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester in 1954 and 1960. He also served as associate pastor at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Hudson, St. Bernard Parish in Keene and at St. Joseph Parish in Laconia; was appointed administrator of St. Catherine Parish in Charlestown in 1966; served as pastor of St. Patrick's Parish in Pelham and later at St. Matthew Parish in Windham in 1976; was appointed pastor of St. Peter Parish in Concord in 1978; served as pastor of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Portsmouth from 1983 until beginning his term as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Rochester in 1989; and in 1996 was appointed pastor of St. Joseph parish in Bristol, where he served until retiring last October. Since his retirement, he had served as a temporary administrator for St. Patrick Parish in Jaffrey and provided pastoral assistance at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Bedford. He served the Diocese of Manchester in many other capacities, including as dean of the Concord, Laconia and Dover deaneries. He was a member of the College of Consultors, the Council of Priests and the Priest Personnel Board; served as diocesan director for the Bureau of Information and as notary of the Tribunal; and served as chaplain to the Legion of Mary, the Immaculate Conception Court No. 1234, the Court of Our Lady of the Lakes No. 1110 of the Catholic Daughters of America and the Sliney Assembly of the Knights of Columbus. Survivors include a nephew, William Quirk, and three nieces, Marcia Quirk, Esther Wade and Patricia Sundel. His parents and a brother, Edmund Quirk, died previously. The Rite of Reception of the Body will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Concord. Father Quirk will lie in state in the church until 7 p.m., at which time evening prayer will be celebrated. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 11 a.m. at the parish. The Most Rev. John McCormack, Bishop of Manchester, will preside. Donations may be made to the Priest Retirement Fund of the Diocese of Manchester, Box 310, Manchester 03105. Waters Funeral Home in Concord is in charge of the arrangements.
Thelma E. Daniels, TILTON
Tuesday, August 5, 2003
TILTON - Thelma Ethel Daniels, 89, died Sunday at Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen after a period of failing health. She was born in Alton, the daughter of Warren and Ethel (Lamper) Elliott. She was raised in Old Hill Village and later moved to the Sanbornton-Tilton area. She had formerly lived on Cedar Street in Tilton and Central Street in Franklin. She worked in food service and housekeeping at the Tilton School for many years. Daniels was active with the 55 Plus Club in Tilton, Rebekahs, Tilton-Northfield Garden Club, Laconia Art Association, Hill and Tilton Historical Society, Tilton-Northfield Women's Club and the Hill Grange. She took art lessons from Loren Percy of Gilford for many years She was a longtime member of the Northfield-Tilton Congregational Church in Tilton and was active with the Ladies Circle and knitting group within the church. Survivors include a son, Thomas Daniel Sr. of Tilton; a brother, Warren Elliott of Concord; a sister, Madelyn Gloddy of Tilton; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Her husband, Thomas Daniels, died in 1979; and a daughter, Beverly Rines, died in 1980. Calling hours will not be held. Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Park Cemetery in Tilton. The Rev. Lori Wiley, pastor of the Northfield-Tilton Congregational Church, will officiate. Burial will follow. Memorial donations may be made to the Rescue Squad, Tilton-Northfield Fire Department, 149 Park St., Northfield 03276. William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home in Tilton is assisting with arrangements.
Bernadette Bellerose, ALLENSTOWN
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
ALLENSTOWN - Bernadette Bellerose, 94, died Monday at Courville Home in Manchester. She was born in the Pembroke-Allenstown area, the daughter of George and Fabiana (Forcier) Robert. She was a lifelong resident of Pembroke and Allenstown before moving to the Courville Home in 1996. She worked as a homemaker. Bellerose was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church. She was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post No. 2860 in Suncook. Survivors include nieces and nephews. Her husband of 68 years, Romeo Bellerose, died in 1997. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Petit Funeral Home, 167 Main St., Pembroke. The Ladies of St. Anne will hold a prayer service during calling hours at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church. The Rev. Donald Clinton, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Allenstown.
Rene E. Beauchemin, PEMBROKE
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
PEMBROKE - Rene E. Beauchemin, 71, of Appleton Street, died Monday at Concord Hospital. He was born in Bedford, the son of Eugene and Regina (Jutras) Beauchemin. He was raised in Bedford and lived in Manchester and Allenstown before retiring to Pembroke. He had wintered in Coconut Creek, Fla., for 15 years. He served in the Army during the Korean War and received three Bronze Stars. Beauchemin worked as a heavy equipment operator for the state Department of Transportation for 30 years before retiring in 1987. He was a member of the American Legion No. 157 in Margate, Fla., and a former member of John J. Maguire American Legion Post No. 28 in Suncook. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Shirley (L'Heureux) Beauchemin of Pembroke; two sons, Michael Beauchemin of Boston and Jay Beauchemin of Manchester; a daughter, Karen Thibeault of Pembroke; three sisters, Georgette Duval of Bedford, Lucille Peloquin of Manchester and Yolande L'Heureux of Port Orange, Fla.; five grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church in Allenstown. The Rev. Donald Clinton, pastor, will be celebrant. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association of New Hampshire, 9 Cedarwood Drive, Unit 12, Bedford 03110; or the American Heart Association, New England Affiliate, 20 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701-4688. Petit Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements.
Beatrice Gaczewski, NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla.
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Beatrice E. Gaczewski, 82, formerly of Concord, died Sept. 13 at home. She was born in Concord, the daughter of Henry and Jeannie Taylor. She lived in Concord before moving to Florida in 1983. Gaczewski worked at Northeast Electronics in Concord before retiring. She was a member of Holiday Free Methodist Church in Holiday, Fla. She was a member of the Women's VFW Auxiliary in Concord. Survivors include a son, Frank Lucia of Concord; a daughter, Roxanne Rears of Holiday, Fla.; a sister, Ethel Desaulniers of Goffstown; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Her second husband, Wallace Lucia, died in 1968. Graveside services will be held Oct. 11 at 11 a.m. at Blossom Hill Cemetery, 207 N. State St., Concord.
Ernestine B. Wheeler
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Ernestine B. Wheeler, 85, of Concord, died yesterday at the Pleasant View-Genesis Eldercare home after a long illness. She was born in Penacook, the daughter of Ernest and Mildred (Banker) Baker. She lived in the Penacook-Canterbury area most of her life. Wheeler worked as a secretary for the First Baptist Church in Concord for many years and later worked at the Child Evangelism Fellowship in Concord. She loved sewing and quilting and donated many ABC quilts for AIDS babies. Survivors include a son, Mark Wheeler of Grants Pass, Ore.; two daughters, Shirley McMechen of Concord and Janet Bean of Tappahannock, Va.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her husband, William Wheeler, died in 1989. Graveside services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Penacook. Memorial services will be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 20 N. State St., Concord. Peter Weeman, director of Child Evangelism Fellowship, will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the Child Evangelism Fellowship, 12 Brookwood Drive, Concord 03301. Wendell J. Butt Funeral Home in Penacook is in charge of the arrangements.
Norman J. Grover
Sunday, September 7, 2003
Norman James Grover, 91, of Jackson Street in Concord, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Malden, Mass., the son of Norard and Hannah (Podvey) Grover. He moved to Concord at the age of 3. He graduated second in his class from Concord High School in 1930 and earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Hampshire in 1935. Grover managed manufacturing processes for most of his career, working for Westinghouse in Hyde Park, Mass., from 1944 to 1964, for United Aircraft Products in Forest, Ohio, from 1964 to 1968 and for Joy Manufacturing Company in Claremont until he retired in 1981. Survivors include a son, Jonathan Grover of White River Junction, Vt.; five daughters, Linda Hartman of Warner, Judith Roman of Concord, Cynthia Bradley and Jacqueline Dudgeon, both of Cambridge, Mass., and Kathryn Grover of New Bedford, Mass.; two sisters, Ruth Brock of Centerville, Mass., and Dorothy Hillsgrove of Concord; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. His wife, Marion (Bugbee) Grover, died in 1995; and a daughter, JoAnn Grover, a brother, Harry Grover, and a sister, Pearl Danico, also died previously. Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pleasant View Cemetery in Ludlow, Vt. The Rev. Agnes Zuniga will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one's choice. Stringer Funeral Home in Claremont is in charge of the arrangements.
Maurice Hodgman, DUNBARTON
Sunday, August 10, 2003
DUNBARTON - Maurice "Skip" Hodgman, 76, died Friday at his home. He was born in Concord, the son of Henry and Mary (Kelly) Hodgman. He graduated from Concord High School in 1944. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. After leaving the military, Hodgman worked as a parts and sales manager for New Hampshire Explosives and Machinery Corp. in Concord. He retired in 1987. Survivors include his wife, Erma Hodgman of Dunbarton; four daughters, Gloria Howard of Boscawen, Dorothy Ayoob of Bow, Barbara Bedard of Goffstown and Belinda Laurie of Concord; a brother, Horace Hodgman of Loudon; a sister, Alma Kingsbury of Dunbarton; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Home Chapel, 3 Church St., Concord. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Roland Stockbridge will officiate. Burial will follow in the Dunbarton Center Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, New Hampshire Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Ste. 427B, Concord 03301. Bennett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.