DOVER - Elianne Cinq-Mars, 91, of Waldron Towers, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave.
PORTSMOUTH - Robert E. Dowd, 75, of 135 Ocean Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital after a short illness. He was proud to be a native of Portsmouth, born on Jan. 7, 1929.
He was a veteran of three years in the U.S. Navy and a retired electrician at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 20 years. He was a contractor of several homes in Portsmouth and a member of St. James Parish.
He spent 10 seasonal retired years in Florida and traveled all over the country. He especially enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed his camp at Nippo Lake in Barrington. He never missed a Red Sox or Patriots game. One of his last memorable moments was in Foxboro watching the Patriots defeat the Tennessee Titans in 10-degree weather. He took great pride cheering on his children and grandchildren playing all sports events.
He had a great zest for life and a great sense of humor. He made holidays memorable, especially St. Patrickís Day.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Pauline Dowd, and six children, Cheryl Dowd Fournier of Portsmouth, Robert Dowd, Jr. of Arizona, Maureen Smith of Barrington, Loria Crosby of Portsmouth, Lisa Schlieper of Portsmouth, and Michael Dowd of Newmarket; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was unforgettable to anyone who knew him (our Hero) and for his mottos "Live, Love, and Laugh" and "Itís not what you do in your first eight hours, itís what you accomplish after."
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. James Church, 2075 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Friends are invited. Visiting hours will be held at J. Verne Wood Funeral Home - Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad St., Portsmouth, on Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army, The Portsmouth Corps, P.O. Box 6534, Portsmouth, NH 03802-6534.
ROCHESTER - Joseph Sylvio Desmarais, 65, of 10 Nicole St., died suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 10 2004, at his winter home in Port Richey, Fla.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by H.J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 N. Main St., Rochester, N.H.
STRATHAM - Stephen H. Flink, 62, of 3 Brown Ave., died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004, at his home.
He was born on April 20, 1941, in Bronx, N.Y., the son of Harry and Ruth (Nelson) Flink of Mechanicsburg, Pa.
The Flinks moved to Stratham in 1982, previously living in Atlanta, Ga., New Jersey, New York and Michigan.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
He created a successful risk management consulting firm, The Nordic Group, whose clients hail from around the world. He joined the Stratham Volunteer Fire Department, serving as the lieutenant before assuming the emergency management director position for the town of Stratham, which he held for 16 years.
He also served on the ad hoc committee for public safety, space needs and for the Stratham Fair. He was a member of the Frank E. Booma American Legion Post 6 of Portsmouth.
He shared 40 years of marriage with his wife, Anne (Gallo) Flink of Stratham.
In addition to his parents and wife, family members include one son, Erik S. Flink of Seattle, Wash.; two daughters, Heather A. Suttner of Arkansas and Kristen A. Flink of Dover, two grandchildren, Alexandra Suttner and Ashley Suttner, both of Arkansas; one brother, Peter K. Flink of New Jersey; two sisters, Constance Castor of Virginia and Jocelyn Wilcox of Pennsylvania; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the Stratham Community Church, Emery Lane in Stratham on Monday at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
The family requests there be no visiting hours and flowers to please be omitted. If desired, donations may be made to Seacoast Hospice, 10 Hampton Road, Exeter, NH 03833 or The Stratham Volunteer Fire Department, Winnicut Road, Stratham, NH 03885. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Stockbridge Funeral Home, Exeter.
MERRIMACK - Patricia P. Hannan, 69, of 3 Douglas St., formerly of Hampton, died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.
She was born in Dover on Nov. 8, 1934, the daughter of Raymond and Madeline (Fox) Pickard.
She attended Dover Schools, graduating in 1952. Starting her family in Dover, she moved to Hampton and most recently she had resided in Merrimack, where she continued being a loving homemaker, mother and grandmother.
She enjoyed downhill skiing, and she, along with her husband, traveled 48 states and across Canada by motorcycle. They were both members of the Goldwing Road Rider Association.
She shared 47 years of marriage with Edward N. Hannan.
In addition to her husband, family members include four children, Brenda L. Goodman of Key Largo, Fla., Deborah S. Ewald of Miami, Fla., Michael E. Hannan of Tampa, Fla., and James P. Hannan of Chicago, Ill., four grandchildren, Ross Tombarello of Jacksonville, Fla., Katherine Ewald of Miami, Fla., and Joshua and Caleb Hannan, both of Chicago; and one brother, Richard Pickard of Rochester; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Ronald Pickard and Wayne Pickard.
A memorial gathering celebrating her life will be celebrated at Remick & Gendron Funeral Home-Crematory, 811 Lafayette Road, Hampton on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.
The family requests that flowers please be omitted. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. Spring burial will be held in the High Street Cemetery, Hampton.
DOVER - Pauline "Polly" Reilly, 62, of Beach Road died Feb. 11, 2004, at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.
She was the wife of Ronald W. Reilly.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover, N.H.
Elmer ĎTomí Westfall
ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. - Retired Admiral Elmer Thompson "Tom" Westfall, U.S. Navy, 80, of Isle of Palms, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, at his residence.
He was born in Camden, Ark., to Okey Ellsworth Westfall and Florence Thompson Westfall. Admiral Westfall was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, George Washington University and Harvard University. He was a past member of the Executive Board of Coastal Carolina Council of Boy Scouts of America, District Board of the Etiwan District of Coastal Council of Boy Scouts of America, Advisory Board of the School of Business and Economics at the College of Charleston, a life member of the U.S. Navy League, U.S. Naval Institute, and U.S. Naval Submarine League.
He was commander of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard from 1971 to 1974 and commander of Norfolk Naval Shipyard from 1974 to 1977.
Admiral Westfall was a previous consultant for the Electric Boat (Division of General Dynamics) in Groton, Conn., the U.S. Navy, the Citadel Military College, and the General Public Utilities Nuclear, for the cleanup of Three Mile Island.
In 1994, Admiral Westfall received the Order of the Palmetto from Gov. Carroll Campbell. He was also a member of Stella Maris Catholic Church. He will be sadly missed by all of his family, including his wife of 57 years, Lois Muschenhein Westfall; four sons, Richard O. Westfall of Columbia, Christopher P. Westfall of Washington, D.C., Timothy L. Westfall of Chesapeake, Va., and Peter H. Westfall of Westerville, Ohio; a daughter, Diane B. Westfall of Isle of Palms; two sisters, Julia Westfall of Little Rock, Ark., and Virginia Bogard; and 10 grandchildren. Interment will be held at a later date in Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.
ELIOT, Maine - Madeline Mary Allen, 89, of Eliot, Maine, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Aug. 3 at St. Raphaels Church, Kittery, with the Rev. Real J. Nadeau, officiating. The organist was Ellen Parent.
Words of remembrance were given by her children. Following the service, everyone was invited back to the family home in Eliot.
Services were under the direction of the Wilson-Cooper Funeral Home, 21 Rogers Road, Kittery, Maine.
SANFORD, Maine - Doris A. Baker, 85, of Dorrington Ave., previously of Acton, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, in the Monarch Center of Saco.
She was born in North Berwick, Aug. 16, 1918, the daughter of Carl H. and Margaret Allen. She graduated from Sanford High School. She had worked for the Goodall Mills in Sanford before raising a family.
She enjoyed the outdoors and feeding the birds. She and her husband, Thomas, had a summer home in Rangely for over 30 years where they spent time with their families.
She was predeceased by Thomas Baker in 1994. Surviving are two sons, Timothy Baker and his wife, Catherine, of Rangeley, Ty Baker and his wife, Roxanne, of Acton; and a daughter, Cherry Baker and her husband, Mark Arsenault, of Saco; a sister, Bertha Arton of California; and four grandchildren, Andrew, Nicholas and Travis Baker and Crista Blondell.
Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Hillside Cemetery in North Berwick, Maine. Friends who wish, may contribute to the American Cancer Society, 52 Federal St., P.O. Box 456, Brunswick, ME 04011. Arrangements by the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick, Maine.
BARRINGTON - Barbara L. (Gould) Carpenter, 80, formerly of Saugus, Mass., died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at the Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
She was the wife of the late Shirley Edgar "Bill" Carpenter who passed away in 1998. They were married for more than 50 years.
Born and raised in Saugus, she was the daughter of Ray and Sarah (Jenkins) Gould. She was a 1941 graduate of Saugus High School. She was a secretary in the school department for the town of Saugus prior to her retirement.
She enjoyed traveling with her family between homes in Apopka, Fla., and Limerick, Maine. She was a lifelong member of St. Johnís Episcopal Church in Saugus and active with the Womenís Guild at the church. Later in her life while attending Church of the Redeemer in Rochester, N.H. and most recently St. Michaelís, she spent time sending cards and good wishes to fellow church members who were ill.
She spent many dedicated years involved with the Saugus Chapter 33 Order of Rainbow for Girls and was a Mother Advisor; she was a longtime member of the Tontaguon Chapter of Eastern Star in Saugus. She was an active member of the Barrington Womenís Club and the Frisbie Memorial Hospital Womenís Auxiliary. She had resided in Barrington with her daughter for the past 18 years.
She leaves two daughters, Susan Booth and her husband, John, of Barrington, Shirley Carpenter-Castonguay and her husband, Roland, of East Lebanon, Maine; grandchildren, Andrew Wood, Paula Court, David Wood, Stacie Ryder; one great-grandson, Justin Wood; two sisters, Helen Smith of Saugus and Ruthanne Allen and her husband, Rev. David Allen, of Barnstable; she also leaves her cherished friend and companion, Sydney; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also the sister of the late Virginia Jefska.
Funeral services will be held in the Bisbee-Porcella Funeral Home, 549 Lincoln Ave., Saugus, Mass., on Saturday at 1 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited. Visiting hours will be prior to the service on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Saugus.
Donations in her memory may be made to Ever After Mustang Rescue, 501c3, 463 West St., Biddeford, ME 04005.
There will be a memorial service at a later date in Barrington, N.H.
PORTSMOUTH - Claire Yvonne Dion, 81, of Portsmouth, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004, at her home on Hanover Street after fighting a courageous battle against lung cancer.
Born in St. Marie Beauce, Quebec, Canada, on June 26,1923, she was the daughter of Alphonse and Clara (Rouleau) Carter Blouin. She married the only love of her life, Rene E. Dion, in 1945, and moved to St. Paul, Quebec, to start married life on his family farm.
They moved to Portsmouth in February of 1959, and raised their family while working full time, instilling in their children a strong work ethic, love of God and love of family. She worked locally, first at Continental Shoe Factory. Her last employment was with Diaphragm Industries, now Palmer-Chanard in Somersworth, where she proudly boasted she did a "manís job" as a top-notch molder.
Honest and sometimes outspoken, she made many friends, always treasuring the old while welcoming the new, both in Portsmouth and Canada.
The widow of Rene E. Dion, who died in 1984, she is survived by her three children, Denise Silvey and husband, Billy, of Spokane, Wash., Jacques Dion and wife, Lynda, of Lebanon, Maine, Lisette Gould Nash and husband, George, of Eliot, Maine; grandchildren, Ron Kszywanos, Robert McClard, Chris McClard, Jacques Dion, Nicole Dion, Candace Gould, Craig Gould, Tina Nash, Anne Marie Nash, A1C Brian Nash; a great -grandson, Alan Kszywanos; a sister, Rita Dupuis of Canada; five brothers and their wives, Charles and Juliette Carter, Renold and Marthe Blouin, Hugh and Jacqueline Blouin, Paul and Anita Blouin, Guy and Marie Blouin all of Canada, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her beloved son-in-law, Robert ĎSchillerí Gould; three sisters, Anita Blouin, Annette Boisvert, Gilberte Blouin; three brothers, Welly Carter, Stephen Carter, and Urbain Carter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Immaculate Conception Church on Friday at 11 a.m. Visiting hours at the Farrell Funeral Home, 684 State St., Portsmouth, on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Portsmouth Home Health and Hospice, 95 Brewery Lane, Portsmouth, N.H. 03801 or to YOUNG LIFE, c/o Craig Gould, PO Box 240992 Anchorage, AK 99524.
VENICE, Fla. - Lucia Hanson, 69, formerly of Lee, N.H., died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at Pinebrook Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Venice, Fla., after a period of failing health.
She was born on April 28, 1935, in Gonic, N.H., the daughter of Edmond and Nellie (St. Peter) Provencher of Gonic, N.H.
The joy of her life was being able to spend time with her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Charles P. Hanson of Venice, Fla.; her daughter, Karen Downs and husband, William, of Barrington, N.H.; two sons, Frank Hanson and wife, Sheryl, of Lee, N.H.; and Chuck Hanson and wife, Terry, of Madbury, N.H.; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces and cousins.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
LEBANON, Maine - Raymond C. Jones, 86, of 162 Center Road, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at Henrietta D. Goodall Hospital in Sanford, Maine, after a period of failing health.
He was born March 18, 1918, in Lebanon, Maine, the son of John C. and Ina Belle (Otis) Jones. He was a lifelong resident of Lebanon and retired from Spaulding Fibre Company. He served in the U.S. Army. Among his hobbies, he loved to saw lumber and go hunting and fishing with his friends. He enjoyed gardening both flowers and vegetables.
Members of his family include his loving wife of 67 years, Sylvia D. (Wilkins) Jones of Lebanon; sons, Calvin and wife, Irene Jones, of Florida, Jack and wife, Valerie, of Texas, Bruce Jones and companion, Karen, of Sanford, Maine, David and wife, Phyllis Jones, of Georgia, Ronald and wife, Christen Jones, of Lebanon; daughters, Barbara and husband, Bruce Grant, Deborah and husband, Craig Finnegan, of Lebanon; many grand, great and great-great-grandchildren. He was the last of ten siblings.
Family and friends may visit Friday evening 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester, N.H. The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Fleming officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Bldg. 360 Sate Route 101, Suite 501, Bedford, NH 03110-5032.
KINGSTON - Donald W. Storace, 67, of 4 Washington Way, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at his home.
He was born March 31, 1937, in Rome, N.Y., the son of the late Agustus and Martha (Woodell) Storace.
He lived most of his life in Rome, and worked for Rite-Aid Distribution Center in Rome. He moved to Kingston in 1998.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a former member of the Mohawk Valley Hogs Club of New York.
Family members include his wife of 45 years, Jane H. (Hatter) Storace of Kingston; four sons, Donald W. Storace, Jr. of Hampton Falls, James L. Storace and his wife, Chelise, of Kingston, Todd A. Storace and his wife, Tina, of Camden, N.Y., and Brian S. Storace and his wife, Erin, of Lee; four grandchildren, Andrew, Justin, Aaron and Cameron.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Frances E. Storace.
Private services and burial will be at the convenience of the family. If desired, donations may be made to the Seacoast Hospice, 10 Hampton Road, Exeter, NH 03833. Assistance with the arrangements was by the Stockbridge Funeral Home, Exeter, N.H.