PORTSMOUTH - Mary Ellen Herlihy, 83, formerly of Dennett Street, passed away Monday, July 29, 2002, at the Mark Wentworth Nursing Home.
Born in Lowell, Mass., on Jan. 21, 1919, she was the daughter of Richard and Mary (McLaughlin) Henry. She attended Immaculate Conception School and was a graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Lowell.
She moved to Portsmouth after her marriage to Thomas E. Herlihy of Portsmouth. She was employed during World War II at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. After the war, her primary focus in life was being a loving mother and grandmother.
Mrs. Herlihy was a communicant of St. Catherine of Siena Church and was a member of the Womenís Club.
She was predeceased in 1998 by her husband of 57 years, Thomas.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan Suffridge of Ormond Beach, Fla.; her sons, Michael Herlihy of Atlanta, Ga., Thomas Herlihy of Fairfax, Va., and Peter Herlihy of Cincinnati, Ohio; nine grandchildren; one brother, Robert Henry of Massachusetts; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Catherine of Siena Church, Woodbury Avenue, Portsmouth, on Friday at 10 a.m. Visiting hours at the Farrell Funeral Home, 684 State St., Portsmouth, on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimerís Association of N.H., 10 Ferry St., Suite 449, Concord, NH 03301.
Joseph Rivet Sr.
SALEM - Joseph R. Rivet Sr., 87, of Salem, died Tuesday, July 30, 2002, at the Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Mass.
He was born in Lawrence, Mass., on June 24, 1915, and was educated in Lawrence. He had been a Salem resident for 62 years.
Mr. Rivet was a retired tool and die maker for Sylvania Corp. in Salem, Mass., until his retirement. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Bishop Peterson Council No. 4442 in Salem and he served as grand knight from 1964 to 1966 as well as treasurer. He was a charter member of the council and was elected the Knight of the Year in 1983 by his brother Knights. He was also a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Bishop Peterson Assembly No. 0641 and a member of St. Joseph Church in Salem.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary D. (Lynch) Rivet, and his daughter, Mary Ann Rivet.
He is survived by his sons, Joseph R. Rivet Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, of Salem, and James Rivet and his wife, Elizabeth, of Barrington; his brother, Paul Rivet of Portsmouth; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Manchester. Family and friends may call Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, N.H.
Donations may be made to the Pregnancy Care Center, 496 Main St., Haverhill, MA 01830.
ROCHESTER - Pauline Bolduc, 86, of 22 Walnut St., died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at the Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a period of failing health.
Mrs. Bolduc was born in Rochester on April 8, 1916, the daughter of Ernest and Abina (Grenier) Masse and was a lifelong resident of Rochester.
She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Bolduc, who died in 1999; and by her son, Paul Bolduc, who died in 2000.
Surviving members of the family include her daughter, Diane Bolduc of Rochester; one sister, Norma Huppe of Rochester; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call the H.J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 North Main St., Rochester, on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Holy Rosary Church in Rochester with burial to follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
PORTSMOUTH - Randall L. "Pete" Boucher, 71, of 188 Jones Ave., died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, at SunBridge of Portsmouth. Born in Berlin, on Oct. 12, 1931, he was the son of Walter and Odele (Morrissette) Boucher. Mr. Boucher resided in Berlin until moving to Portsmouth in 1976.
He was formerly employed for New Hampshire Provisions as a meat cutter for more than 20 years and was an avid sports fan.
Mr. Boucher was predeceased by his first wife, Yvonne (Gingras) Boucher.
Survivors include two daughters, Lynn Boucher of Lunenburg, Mass., and Lisa Clauson of South Berwick, Maine; three grandchildren, Kristine Clauson of South Berwick, Maine, and Logan and Max Boucher-Cooley of Lunenburg, Mass.
A grandson, Kevin Clauson, predeceased him 1986.
Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Seacoast Hospice, 10 Hampton Road, Exeter. Arrangements by J. Verne Wood Funeral Home - Buckminster Chapel.
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DOVER - Helen M. Elwell, 88, formerly of 47 Glenwood Ave., and more recently of Pine View Acres in Barrington, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at the Rochester Manor.
Born in Nottingham on April 2, 1914, the daughter of Smith Harrison and Marguerite (Sadler) Davis and has resided in this area all of her lifetime.
During World War II she worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and was known to her family as "Rosie the riveter." She was also a sales clerk at the former W.T.Grant Store in Dover and was the first female toll taker for the State of New Hampshire Turnpike Division.
Mrs. Elwell was a member of the James Farrington Chapter 7, Order of Eastern Star, was an avid bingo and card player, and was a member of Sawyer Extension Group of 20 or more lifetime good friends.
The widow of Lawrence "Red" Elwell who died in 1980 she is survived by a daughter, Hazel Holt of Raymond; a son, Lawrence Elwell and his wife, Hope, of South Berwick, Maine; a sister, Shirley Dionne of Florida; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a daughter, Nancy Needham; a sister, Frances Leary; and three brothers, Edgar Davis, Albert Davis and Henry Davis.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover, Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. A graveside funeral services will be held 5 p.m. on Thursday at the New Pine Grove Cemetery, Raymond, with the Rev. Chandler Newton officiating. Friends are invited to attend.
Memorials in her name may be made to the Hugh Holt Memorial Fund, for needy Children of Raymond, C/O Ocean National Bank, Main St., Raymond, NH 03077.
MILTON - Larry R. Gregg, 59, of Townhouse Road in Milton, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2002, at home, after a year long battle with cancer.
Born Aug. 15, 1943, and raised in Linesville, Pa., he was the son of Henry J. and Thelma (Cole) Gregg. He had resided in Milton, since 1984.
He retired, as a master sergeant, after serving 20 years with the United States Air Force. He was employed as a facilities and security manager with Hewlett-Packard and Celestica.
An antique car owner and enthusiast, he was a member of the Twin State Cruisers and the Hudson Essex Terraplane Club. An avid deer hunter, he loved Nascar and enjoyed being home by the lake.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn E. (Money) "Kathy" Gregg of Milton; his parents, Henry J. and Thelma Gregg of Linesville, Pa.; three children, Scott C. Gregg of Newfields, Christina L. Couture of Middleton, and Aaron K. Gregg of Milton; six grandchildren, Declan T. Gregg, Ryan Marcoux, Karlssa, Autumn and Owen Couture and Quintyn J. Gregg; one brother, Henry James Gregg of Farmington; and two sisters, Joyce Jesse of Florida and Audrey Kessler of Meadville, Pa.
At his request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Gastrointestinal Research Fund, in memory of Larry R. Gregg, 10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445 Attn: Kristen Jacobson.
Arrangements are in the care of C.E. Peaslee and Son Funeral Home, 32 Central Street, Farmington.
SADDLE BROOK, N.J. - Nelle Elizabeth Hopper, 20, of Saddle Brook N.J., died Monday, Oct. 14, 2002.
She was born on May 5, 1982, the beloved daughter of George Hopper of Saddle Brook, and Georgine Dahl of New Durham, N.H.; stepdaughter of William Osmundsen of New Durham; granddaughter of Dorothy Stanton of New Durham; sister of Holly Holman and her husband, Glen, of Haskell, N.J., Jeannette Sullivan and her husband, Paul, of Weehawken, N.J., Warren Dahl Jr. of New Durham, Martha Dahl of Haskell, William Dahl of New Durham, Caroline Dahl of Wayne, N.J., and Richard Dahl of New Durham; aunt of Kimberly and Christopher Holman, Arianna and Warren III Dahl and Miguel Marrero.
Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave. Wyckoff. Funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. followed by a private cremation.
DOVER - Phyllis M. Labbe, 79, formerly of St. Johnís Apartments, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at Dover Rehabilitation & Living Center.
Born in Portland, Maine, on Dec. 7, 1922, the daughter of Frank and Edna G. (Potter) Phillips, she has resided here for nearly 65 years.
Prior to her retirement in 1985 she was a 27-year employee of the Davidson Rubber Company in Dover.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Gray of Lebanon, Maine, and Linda Bartsch of Rochester; a son, Paul Labbe; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Leland Phillips of Ohio and Roger Phillips of New Mexico; and nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Herman Phillips and Fred Phillips predeceased her.
DOVER - Leslie M. Thorpe, 80, formerly of Meadow View Manor, Rochester, died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at the Riverside Rest Home.
Born in Dover on March 5, 1922, the son of Harry and Marion (Marshall) Thorpe and has lived in the Dover and Rochester area all his lifetime. He was well known as a "special police officer" in his neighborhood.
Mr. Thorpe is survived by three brothers, George Gillis of Rochester, Del Gillis of Tampa, Fla., and Ray Gillis of Farmington; a sister, Noreen W. Gillis of Dover and nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Pine Hill Cemetery, Dover, with the Rev. Edward Pacht officiating. Friends are invited to attend.
Arrangements are by the Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover.
EPPING - Arnold L. Bowden, 79, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at the Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Exeter.
He was born and raised in Castine, Maine, on June 5, 1923, the son of Roy M. and Alice (Little) Bowden.
He resided in Portsmouth from 1953 until moving to Epping in 1988.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and was a life member of the VFW Post 168 in Portsmouth.
For 24 years, he was employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
He was predeceased by a brother, Joseph Bowden; a sister, Katherine Witham; and a daughter, Dorothy Bush.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Bernice (Murach) Bowden of Epping; one son, Thomas Bowden of Dover; one daughter, Jeanne Todd of Waltham, Mass.; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Drury of Danbury, Conn., and Gail Rumney of Penobscot, Maine; one brother, Gailyn Bowden of Waterbury, Conn.; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Castine Cemetery in Castine, Maine.
Brewitt Funeral Home, 8 Pleasant St., Epping, is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to a charity of oneís choice.
PORTSMOUTH - Carole Marie Hardy, 59, of 33 Blue Heron Drive, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
Born in Somerville, Mass., on July 19, 1943, she was the daughter of Marie (Lemos) Concannon and Francis Joseph Concannon.
She had been a resident of Portsmouth for the past 33 years.
Primarily a homemaker, she was active with the Clamshell Alliance and the Save Our Homes Organization. She also enjoyed playing softball.
In addition to her mother of Somerville, she is survived by five children and their companions, Nancy Concannon Phillips of Wildwood, N.J., Donna LeClair of Portsmouth, William Francis Concannon and Michael Smolak of North Andover, Mass., Sheila Marie Hardy and Daniel Regan Hoyne of Portsmouth, and Maureen Ann Varney and her husband, Rodney of Portsmouth; seven grandchildren, Francis Joseph Phillips, Kelly Jean Phillips, Lauren Jean Phillips, Kelsie Marie Hoyne, Amber Nicole LeClair, Kayleen Marie Varney and Katelyn Regan Hoyne; a brother, Butchy Concannon and his wife, Cookie of Revere, Mass.; a sister, Maureen OíReilly and her husband, John of Penobscot, Maine; several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at the Farrell Funeral Home, 684 State St., Portsmouth, on Friday at 4 p.m.
Friends may visit with the family on Friday at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
SOMERSWORTH - Gordon A. Noel, 90, of 122C High St., died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover after a period of failing health.
He was born on July 27, 1912, in Dover, the son of Joseph and Eva (Sauriel) Noel.
He was educated in Dover schools and had resided in the Dover-Somersworth area most of his life.
He had been employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard during World War II. He then worked as the sexton and caretaker for Mt. Calvary Cemetery and St. Martin School from 1946 to 1956. He later worked at Eastern Air Devices, Davidson Rubber Co., Ladisheff Painting Co. and lastly at the Somersworth Housing Authority.
He enjoyed woodworking having built many things for his family.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years Marie (Roberge) Noel of Somersworth; a son, Conrad Noel of Dover; two daughters, Diane Guilmet and her husband, Rudy of Barnesville, Ga., and Annette Sweeney and her husband, Tom of Portsmouth; six grandchildren, Michael, Mark, Steve, Christopher, Nichole and Jennifer; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Bertha Fredette of Sanford, Maine; nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours. A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday at St. Martin Church with the Rev. Aaron Pfaff, pastor as celebrant.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Martin Church.
Roberge Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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WELLS, Maine - Eugene S. "Gene" Penrod, 58, of Wells died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at Goodall Hospital in Sanford after a long illness.
DOVER - Marjorie L. Rand, 96, of 117 Court St., died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at Langdon Place.
She was born on Aug. 4, 1906, in Eliot, Maine, the daughter of Bert and Effie Tuttle.
She entered heaven to join her loving sons, William and Herbert Tibbetts.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Weldon H. Rand; a daughter, Mildred Shields of Durham; her son and daughter-in-law, Harrie and Marsha Rand of Meriden, Conn.; daughters-in-law, Doris Tibbetts and Lorraine Tibbetts; two sisters, Helen Raitt and Harriet LaMarca; nine loving grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her love for family and friends, she loved her flower gardens, sewing, travel and dancing.
She will be remembered for her talent as a professional seamstress, who shared that talent having taught sewing in her home for over 30 years.
She enjoyed traveling and visited every state in the United States and Canada. She spent many winters in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas.
She will be sadly missed by her many friends, but most of all, by her family who cherished her so much.
There are no calling hours or services. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.