MANCHESTER - Hazel M. (Brooks) Kretschmar, 96, of Manchester, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at a local health care center. She was born Jan. 19, 1916, in Manchester, the daughter of Clinton P. and Ann Jane (Dwire) Brooks and had lived in the Manchester area all of her life.
She had attended the Faith Baptist Church. Mrs. Kretschmar was the wife of William A. Kretschmar who died in 1980.
Members of her family include three daughters, Lois A. Lindh of Manchester, Donna R. Pringle of Weaverville, N.C., and Bonnie J. Laliberte of Allenstown; a son, Arnold A. Kretschmar of Somersworth; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut St., corner of Harrison Street on Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The funeral will take place at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Ed Prescott, pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will follow in the Piscataquog Cemetery in Manchester. Flowers are acceptable or a contribution may be made to the American Diabetes Association, New Hampshire Affiliate, 249 Canal St., Manchester, NH 03101.
EXETER - Mildred G. Yeager, 77, of Coach Road, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at the Exeter Hospital. She was born May 28, 1925, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of Joseph J. and Mildred A. (Pigeon) Gallagher.
Formerly a longtime resident of Kingston, she had resided in Exeter for the last seven years. She was employed for many years in the Exeter area as a real estate agent. She also did volunteer work at the Exeter Hospital and was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church in Exeter. She was the widow of Lt. Col. George G. Yeager, who died in 1974. She is survived by two daughters, Amelia Y. Greenlee of Stoney Point, N.Y., and Germaine Y. Haves of Newmarket; two granddaughters, Stephanie E. Jackson of Eliot, Maine and Margaret C. Hayes of Newmarket; one sister, Germaine G. Ward of Lake Forest, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Church, located on the corner of Front and Lincoln Streets in Exeter. Burial will follow in the Exeter Cemetery.
Donations may be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032
ROCHESTER - Hazel May Bush, 92, formerly of 2 Blake St., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at the Riverside Rest Home in Dover after a long illness.
Born Aug. 14, 1910, in Madbury, she was the daughter of Irving and Nellie M. (Brown) Hanscom.
Mrs. Bush was a lifelong resident of Rochester. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rochester. She was also a member of the WWI Auxiliary and The American Legion Post 7 Auxiliary in Rochester.
Members of her family include her son, Roger W. Bush and his wife, Marilyn, of Farmington; her grandchildren, Lisa Stevens of Sanbornville, Roger W. Bush of New Hampshire; her great-grandchildren, Brandon and Jake Stevens of Sanbornville, Raven Stevens of Rochester and Gregory Stevens of New Hampshire; a half sister, Gladys Gosselin of Gonic; a brother, Carlton Gosselin of Springvale, Maine; a foster brother, Stanley Smith of Rochester; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister, Edla Gosselin
Visiting hours will be held Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester, NH 03867.
Funeral Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home.
Burial will be at the Cold Spring Cemetery East Rochester in the spring.
ROCHESTER - Dennis Patrick Clooney, 60, of 67 Main St. died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover after a brief illness.
He was born March 25, 1942, in Chelsea, Mass., the son of Patrick T. and Shirley M. (Horgan) Clooney.
He attended Suffolk University and worked as a self employed painter.
Mr. Clooney enjoyed motorcycling and was a longtime member of the Eagles Club of Somersworth.
Members of his family include his son, Dennis P. Clooney Jr. of Rochester; three daughters, Tracy Casella of Hudson, Fla., Kerry Keen of Somersworth, and Denise Skinner of Key West, Fla.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his son, Patrick, and a brother, Brian.
The funeral service will be Monday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester, with the Rev. Cynthia Nickerson officiating.
Family and friends may visit one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m.
Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett, Mass.
DOVER - Ansel "Butch" Barry Crombleholme, 56, of Birch Drive died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at his residence in Florida following a lengthy illness.
He was a resident of Dover since 1976. Born Jan. 23, 1947, in Wareham, Mass., he was the son of Ansel Barney and Dorothy (Seddon) Crombleholme.
A veteran, he served in the United States Army for six years with tours of duty in Vietnam and in the U. S. Coast Guard for an additional 18 years off the coast of New England where he retired with the rank of senior chief petty officer.
He was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, the Amelia Island Cruisers, the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) motorcycle club and he also enjoyed playing pool.
Mr. Crombleholme was a Christian.
Survivors include his wife of over 36 years, Grace (Gaffney) Crombleholme of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; children, Cheryl Peare and her husband, Kenneth, of Norfolk, Va., Jennifer Crombleholme of Orlando, Fla., Joanne Mogavero and her husband, Steven, of Fernandina Beach, Grace Crombleholme of Nampa, Idaho, Ansel Barry Crombleholme II of Dover, and Heidi Crombleholme Spear of Lewiston, Maine; a sister, Irene Crombleholme II of Windsor Locks, Conn.; two brothers, Jack and William Crombleholme of Windsor Locks; five grandchildren; two nephews and two great-nephews.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Crombleholme Serino and a grandson, Michael Anthony Crombleholme.
Friends and relatives may call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Wiggin-Purdy-McCooey-Dion Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave. with funeral services and, full military honors, held at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in his name to Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
NEWMARKET - Michael J. Paradise, 79, of Exeter Street died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, after a brief illness.
Born Nov. 9, 1923 in Camden, N.J., he was the son of Michele and Maria (Jordano) Paradiso. He resided in Newmarket for the past 59 years.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was stationed in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and was at Iwo Jima.
Mike worked as a welder at the Portsmouth Naval and retired with 32 years of service.
He was a member of the Robert G. Durgin American Legion Post No. 67 of Newmarket, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and St. Mary’s Church.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Doris (Beauchesne) Paradise of Newmarket; a son, Dennis Paradise and his wife, Linda, of Deerfield; two daughters, Lorraine Roulston of Plano, Texas, and Sandra Main of East Rochester; two grandsons, Michael S. Sydnor of Apoka, Fla. and Jeffrey M. Paradise of Seabrook; one great-granddaughter, Shaklia Van Amburgh of Akron, Ohio; three brothers, Joseph Paradise, Albert Paradise, and Raymond Paradise, all of New Jersey; two sisters, Janet Sardero and Mary Gallicu, both of New Jersey; several nieces, and nephews.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the spring in Calvary Cemetery, Newmarket. Should friends desire memorials may be made to Newmarket Fire Rescue, P.O. Box 201, Newmarket, NH 03857.
The Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter St., Newmarket, is assisting with arrangements.
DOVER - Dorothy L. Williams, 91, of 18 Twombly St. died Wednesday evening, Feb. 5, 2003, at Dover Rehab and Living Center.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave.
DURHAM - Golda A. Zarrow, 49, of Sunnyside Drive died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital after a period of failing health.
Born in Stamford, Conn., on June 12, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Pilzen) Lechner.
Golda was last employed as a Spanish teacher at Somersworth High School.
She was a great supporter of animals and was on the board of directors for the Cocheco Valley Humane Society, and also enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include her husband, Philip Zarrow of Durham; a son, Joel Zarrow of Durham; one daughter, Rose Zarrow of Durham; one brother, Dr. Ben Lechner of Miami; one sister, Dr. Judy Brody of Havertown, Pa. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Services will be held Friday, Feb. 7, at 11 a.m. at the Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Road, Lee. The Rabbi Lev Ba’esh will officiate. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society, 262 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820.
Charles Akerman III
HOOKSETT - Charles I. Akerman III, 56, of 1465 Hooksett Road, Unit 302, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at the Concord Hospital, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born in Beverly, Mass., on Jan. 4, 1947, the son of M. Helen (Poole) Akerman of Hampton Falls and Charles I. Akerman Jr.
Mr. Akerman had resided in Exeter, Stratham and Beverly, before moving to Hooksett 15 years ago.
He was a professor of business operations management and quantitative studies in the business division of Southern University of New Hampshire. Previously, he taught at Franklin Pierce College and Daniel Webster College. He also worked for 25 years at General Electric Corporation’s Riverworks Plant in Lynn, Mass., and the Hooksett plant.
He was a 1965 graduate of Exeter High School and a 1986 graduate of Northeastern University. He received his master’s degree of business administration from New Hampshire College and was currently working on his doctorate through Nova University.
He was a Vietnam veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of American Legion Post 200 in Concord and Hampton Falls Grange No. 171.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, Kathleen (Smith) Akerman of Hooksett; four sons, Russell Akerman and his wife, Sue of Beverly, Christopher Akerman and his wife, Jill of Danvers, Mass., Charles Akerman IV of Hampton, and Lincoln Akerman and his wife, Gina of Epping; two stepdaughters, Laura Rains and her husband, Steve of New Mexico, and Dina Russell and her husband, Tim of Concord; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Hampton Falls First Baptist Church, 3 Lincoln Ave., Hampton Falls, on Sunday at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited and may call at the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home - Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton, on Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Burial will be in the First Baptist Cemetery, Hampton Falls. The family requests that flowers please be omitted.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society for Cancer Research, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.
SOMERSWORTH Eliza Rose Aubert, 91, formerly of Emerald House, died Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at the Dover Rehab & Living Center, after a period of failing health.
She was born in Berwick, Maine, on April 7, 1912, the daughter of Ernest and Marie (Renaud) Tanguay.
She resided in Somersworth and was a communicant of St. Martin Church.
She had been employed for many years at the Baxter Woolen Mill until her retirement in 1974.
She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Ernest Aubert, in 1956; three grandsons, Keith Ferland, Stephen Ferland and Michael Clement; and three brothers, Albert Tanguay, Joseph N. Tanguay and the Rev. Ovid (Paul) Tanguay, pastor, OFM.
Survivors include two daughters, Rachel Ferland and her husband, Norman of Dover, and Pauline Clement and her husband, Warren of London, England; five grandchildren, eight grandchildren; a sister, Annette Dumont of Somersworth; two brothers, Valmore Tanguay of Somersworth and E.A. "Pete" Tanguay of Ocean Bluffs, Mass.; nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Roberge Funeral Home, 298 High St., Somersworth. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Martin Church with the Rev. Aaron Pfaff, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Seacoast Hospice, Strafford Hospice Care, 10 Hampton Road, Exeter, NH 03833.
FARMINGTON - Merle Eva (Bunker) Currier, 90, of Charles Street, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at home.
Born Dec. 29, 1912, in Farmington, she was the daughter of Forrest and Grace (Glidden) Bunker of Farmington.
She was a lifelong resident of Farmington and had worked in local shoe factories. Later she was bookkeeper for the family business.
She enjoyed gardening and feeding her backyard birds.
She is survived by two sons, Charles F. Currier Jr. of Farmington and Sherburne V. Currier of Center Ossipee; one daughter, Lorene C. Stuart of New Durham; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Charles F. Currier, in 1976; and one grandson.
Family and friends are welcome to a funeral service on Tuesday, April 15, at C.E. Peaslee and Son Funeral Home, 32 Central St., Farmington, at 1 p.m. Interment will be at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Farmington.
If desired, memorial donations may be made to Seacoast Hospice, 1039 Islington St., Portsmouth, NH 03801.