Bruce C. Lougee, LACONIA
Monday, November 3, 2003
LACONIA - Bruce C. Lougee, 55, of South Main Street, died Friday at Lakes Region General Hospital. He was born in Laconia, the son of Phillip and Carlyn (Smith) Lougee. He lived most of his life in Laconia. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a self-employed tiler. Lougee was a former member of the Laconia Lodge of Elks and a former member of the Laconia Rod and Gun Club. He was an avid golfer. Survivors include a sister, Marilynn Tsakiris of Laconia; several aunts and uncles, including Betty and Jack Butler of Belmont; and several nephews, nieces and cousins. His parents and a brother, Ronald Lougee, died previously. Calling hours will not be held. A private graveside service will be held in the family lot in Hillside Cemetery in Lakeport. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lakes Region General Hospital, 80 Highland St., Laconia 03246. Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home in Laconia is in charge of the arrangements.
William H. Smith, FRANKLIN
Sunday, November 16, 2003
FRANKLIN - William H. Smith, 92, died Thursday at Mountain RidgeCenter Genesis Elder Care in Franklin. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Charles and Gertrude (Mulligan) Smith. Smith lived in New Jersey for many years and founded the Ringwood, N.J., Little League. He had lived in the New London and Franklin areas for four years and previously lived on Cape Cod. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Frances (Magee) Smith of Franklin; two sons, William Smith Jr. of East Andover and Michael Smith of Ridgefield, Conn.; 11 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. His son Peter died in 1968. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at Maryrest Cemetery, Mahwah, N.J. Chadwick Funeral Service of New London is in charge of the arrangements.
Walter J. Rondeau, ALLENSTOWN
Sunday, November 16, 2003
ALLENSTOWN - Walter J. Rondeau, 89, of Main Street, died yesterday at Concord Hospital. He was born in Pembroke, the son of Ignace and Anna (Monty) Rondeau. He was a lifelong resident of the Pembroke-Allenstown area. Rondeau worked for Textron for 28 years and was an assistant foreman when he retired. He also worked for General Electric for 15 years and as a mechanic for Tom Foote's Citgo in Concord. He served in the New Hampshire National Guard in the 1940s. He was a member of the Elks Club in Concord and was one of the original organizers of the Lion D'Or Drum and Bugle Corps. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Margaret (Foote) Rondeau of Allenstown; three daughters, Dianne Hyde and Catherine Goff, both of Pembroke, and Patricia Buxton of Nottingham; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A son, James Rondeau, died in 1952. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Petit Funeral Home, 167 Main St., Pembroke. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church. The Rev. Donald Clinton, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow at the St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Allenstown.
Anna B. Ouellette, FRANKLIN
Sunday, November 16, 2003
FRANKLIN - Anna B. Ouellette, 89, died yesterday at the Mountain Ridge-Genesis Elder Care in Franklin after a period of failing health. She was born in Shady Side, N.J., the daughter of Woytech and Justina (Bores) Barcak. She moved to Franklin as a child and attended schools there. She lived on West Main Street in Tilton for 10 years before moving to Mountain Ridge. Ouellette worked as a stitcher at the former Sulloway Hosiery Mill in Franklin for several years and later became a homemaker. She was a former member of the Polish American Club in Franklin and the 55 Club in Tilton. For many years she was a foster grandparent at Bessie Rowell School in Franklin. She was a longtime communicant of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Franklin. She attended St. Mary the Assumption Roman Catholic Church while living in Tilton. Survivors include a son, John Ouellette Jr. of Hooksett; two daughters, Joan Stevens of Northfield and Patricia Letho of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and nieces and nephews. Her husband, John Ouellette Sr., died in 1980. Calling hours will not be held. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Franklin. The Rev. William Babineau, pastor, will officiate. Spring burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in Franklin. The William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Resident Fund, Mountain Ridge-Genesis Elder Care, 7 Baldwin St., Franklin 03235.
Fred H. Fowler, BOSCAWEN
Sunday, November 16, 2003
BOSCAWEN - Fred H. Fowler, 93, died yesterday. He was born in Bradford, the son of Robert and Rose (Tenney) Fowler. He lived in Hillsboro and in Wilmot before moving to Boscawen. Fowler worked as a farmer for Roscoe Crane for many years before retiring. Survivors include many friends. Three brothers and one sister died previously. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home, 3 Hall Ave., Henniker A service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Maple Avenue Cemetery in Hillsboro. Memorial donations may be made to the Hillsboro Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 350, Hillsboro 03244.
Robert G. Nichols, state development official
Monday, November 17, 2003
ANTRIM - Robert G. Nichols, 56, of Antrim died suddenly Thursday at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C.
He was born in Winchester, Mass., the son of Robert and Virginia (Straghan) Nichols.
He earned a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and a master's degree in community development from Southern New Hampshire University.
He had been the executive director of the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority since 1994. In that position, he was heavily involved with the Capitol Center for the Arts, US FIRST Science Museum, Keene Downtown Revitalization, the Northern Forest Heritage Park, Grappone Conference Center, area learning centers, Red Cross training and facilities, the Concord Community Music School, federal and state welfare-to-work programs and MicroCredit NH, among other programs.
Before that position, he was the executive director of the Southwest Region Planning Commission and Claremont's director of planning.
He was heavily involved in developing the New Hampshire Main Street Center; the Housing Futures Fund and SEED Capacity Program; Wheels to Work; and the Community Development Advisory Committee.
He recently took over administration of the federal HUD community block grant program.
He also served on many boards and committees statewide and worked with nonprofit agencies to promote affordable housing, job creation and economic development.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Lin Nichols of Antrim; his father, of Yarmouth, Mass.; three sons, Rain Nichols of Tempe, Ariz., Jeffry Clark of Peterborough and Christopher Clark of Trenton, Mich.; a daughter, Jeramie Doucette; a brother, Peter Nichols of the United Arab Emirates; a sister, Nancy Crockan of Centerville, Mass.; two grandsons; and two nieces.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to New Hampshire Public Radio, 207 N. Main St., Concord 03301.
Bennett Funeral Home of Concord is in charge of arrangements.
Nicholas W. Eastman, LOUDON
Monday, November 24, 2003
LOUDON - Nicholas W. Eastman, 88, died Friday at Concord Hospital. He was born in Concord, the son of Bezar and Jennette (Sleeper) Eastman. He lived in the Loudon area for most of his life. He worked as a machinist for the former Merrill & Cote Co. Survivors include one son, Albert Eastman of East Concord; two daughters, Letha Pease of Scarborough, Maine, and Marion Pouliot of Pittsfield; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. His wife of 56 years, Letha (Cirves) Eastman, died in 1994; a son, Loren Eastman; and four brothers, Harold, Nelson, Lawrence and Glenn Eastman, also died previously. Calling hours will not be held. A graveside service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Leavitt Cemetery in Chichester. The Rev. Henry Frost of Loudon will officiate.
George P. Achille, PETERBOROUGH
Monday, November 24, 2003
PETERBOROUGH - George Paul Achille, 70, of Middle Hancock Road in Peterborough and Franklin Pierce Lake in Hillsboro, died Nov. 16 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital in Lebanon. He was born in Hingham, Mass., the son of Rocco and Rosita (Condito) Achille. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts. In 1957 he moved to Peterborough, where he ran a poultry business for over 20 years. During that time, he shipped eggs to Europe under the Marshall plan. He opened his first Agway store in Peterborough in 1965. That undertaking expanded to six locations in New Hampshire and Vermont known as Achille Enterprises. He served on many boards, including several Agway boards; the Peterborough Lions Club; the Board of Adjustment; the New Hampshire Poultry Association; and the Farm Bureau. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Janet (Adams) Achille of Peterborough; a son, George P. Achille Jr. of Peterborough; a daughter, Judith Winters of Peterborough; a brother, Rocco Achille of Sandwich, Mass.; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held tomorrow from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Achille Farm on Middle Hancock Road. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Church, Vine Street, Peterborough. The Rev. William Kelley, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery, High Street, Peterborough. Memorial contributions can be made to the Monadnock Humane Society, 101 W. Swanzey Road, West Swanzey 03469; or to the Leukemia Society, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Drive, Lebanon 03756. Jellison Funeral Home in Peterborough is in charge of the arrangements.
Geraldine T. Besse, GILMANTON IRON WORKS
Monday, December 1, 2003
GILMANTON IRON WORKS - Geraldine "Jerry" T. Besse, 86, died Wednesday in Medina, Ohio. She was born in Boston, the daughter of Albert Taylor and Geraldine (Bliss) Taylor. She lived in Billerica, Mass., until 1953, when she moved to Gilmanton Iron Works, where she lived until 2000. She graduated from Lesley College. She taught school for over 35 years in Massachusetts, in Gilmanton Iron Works and at Pleasant Street School in Laconia, taking care to impart her love of history, poetry, music and good manners. She was a member of the Ladies Aid, Gilmanton Iron Works Library Association, and various garden clubs and women's clubs. She was also a longtime volunteer at Lakes Region General Hospital. She enjoyed helping with projects. Her last big undertaking was the planning and production in 1991 of the Iron Works Festival, which benefited the restoration of Gilmanton Iron Works' Old Town Hall. She was also known for her sense of humor and for her annual New Year's Day gathering. Survivors include a son, Nicholas W. North of Medina, Ohio; a grandson, Nicholas K. North of Medina, Ohio; and a granddaughter, Sarah North of Las Vegas. Her first husband, Robert North, her second husband, Harry Besse, and her brother, Weston Taylor, died previously. A memorial service and interment will be held in Gilmanton Iron Works in spring. Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home of Laconia is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Alzheimer's Association, New Hampshire Chapter, 10 Ferry St., Suite 427B, Concord 03301; to Gilmanton Community Church, P.O. Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works 03837; or to the hospice of one's choice.