DOVER - Olive Quimby Davis, 80, of County Farm Road, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at the Riverside Rest Home after a period of failing health.
She was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Franklin, the daughter of Albert and Laura (Eaton) Quimby.
She had been a resident of Riverside Rest Home for the past 14 years previously living in Rochester.
She worked at Clarostat in Dover as a line supervisor prior to retiring. Mrs. Davis was a past member of the Moose Club and enjoyed knitting and refinishing furniture.
The widow of Wallace W. Davis, she is survived by sons, Raymond Davis and Wayne Davis, both of Lebanon, Maine; daughters, Patricia Harmon of Lebanon, Maine, and Bonnie Ellis of Pittsburgh; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Family and friends may visit Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester. The funeral service will follow at 3:30 in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Fred Leslie officiating.
Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Dover, later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Seacoast Hospice, Strafford Division, 662 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820.
Telesphore Foster Jr.
ROCHESTER - Telesphore "Gus" Foster Jr., 70, of 93 Old Dover Road, died Friday, March 22, 2002, at Frisbie Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
He was born on July 9, 1931, in Rochester, the son of Telesphore and Lena (Dugas) Foster. He was a lifelong resident of Rochester and had served 13 years in the U.S. Air Force. He served during the Korean War. He retired from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard as a foreman. Mr. Foster is a member of the Rochester Lodge of Elks No. 1393 and the American Legion Post No. 7 of Rochester.
He enjoyed golfing and playing cribbage. He loved the family parrot, George.
Members of his family include his wife of 45 years, Beverly Ellen (First) Foster of Rochester; a son, Richard Foster of Rochester; a brother, Edward Tom Foster of Rochester; three sisters, Beverly LaRoche of Somersworth, Veronica Lessard of Barrington and Rachel Cullifer of Milton; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Jacqueline Balomenos.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester.
PORTSMOUTH - Kimon M. Fulis, 40, husband of Laurie (Robeck) Fulis, of 71 Kensington Rd., Portsmouth, and 16 Harvest Lane, York, Maine, died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at his home in York.
He was born in Portsmouth, Sept. 25, 1961, the son of Constantina (Chrysanthou) Fulis and the late Mitchell K. Fulis.
He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Portsmouth, he was a past president of the Church council, and was involved in many activities in the Church.
He was a graduate of Portsmouth High School, Class of 1979; he was a member of the Order of DeMolay and a member of St. John’s Lodge No. 1 F&A.M of Portsmouth.
He was owner of the East West Trading Corp., in Hampton.
He was a very gentle, loving, and generous man, his family and his faith was his priority in life. He was always there to help his friends and anyone else that needed a hand. He enjoyed hunting, golf, camping, and fishing with his son and special times with his daughters. He enjoyed his rides with his friends on his Harley-Davidson, especially his ride to the Vietnam Veteran’s Wall in Washington, D.C.
Besides his wife of 20 years; and his mother of Portsmouth, he is survived by three children, Melissa Nicole Fulis, Sofia Eleni Fulis and Michael Kimon Fulis, all of Portsmouth, and York; one sister, Irene M. Kouloungis, of Lowell, Mass.; several nieces and nephews; two godchildren, Chelsea and Mckenzie Cathcart.
He was predeceased by a sister, Efrosine Fulis Kenyon.
He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.
Funeral services at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 40 Andrew Jarvis Dr., Portsmouth, Thursday, 11 a.m. Friends invited.
Visiting hours at J.Verne Wood Funeral Home-Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad St., Portsmouth, Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with Masonic services Wednesday, 5:45 p.m. by St. John’s Lodge No. 1 F&AM and prayer services Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. by the Rev. Angelo Pappas.
Family flowers only. Donations in his memory may be made to a trust that will be set up for his children.
PORTSMOUTH - Eileen (Grant) Hussey, 78, of Portsmouth, died Thursday, March 21, 2002, at her home.
Born in Lawrence, Mass., Feb. 18, 1924, she was the daughter of Arthur and Ella (Verrette) Grant.
She was educated in Portsmouth Schools and was a lifelong resident.
Ever the consummate professional, she carved out a career in accounting, retiring from Newick’s Seafood Restaurant and it’s affiliated corporations. After her retirement, she moved to Florida for a few years but returned to Portsmouth because she missed the city, her friends and family.
She was actively involved in the ABC Quilt projects, though not a quilter herself, she was an integral part in preparations and finishing work, coordinating detail of the large annual project at the Sunapee League of Craftsmen Shows. She never lost her quick wit and appeared, contentious to some, but those who enjoyed the privilege of her love and friendship discovered a generous and loving soul.
She is survived by her three children, Brenda Pergerson of Barrington, Michael Perron of Eliot, Maine, and Leanne Bradley of Shrub Oak, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Inez Davidson of Lady Lakes, Fla., and Sharon Ritchey of Fitchburg, Mass.
She was predeceased by Jerome Hussey; a sister, Rita Stevens; and a brother, Richard Grant, all of Portsmouth.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Farrell Funeral Home, 684 State St., Portsmouth. Friends invited.
Friends are kindly asked to omit flowers. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of N.H., 9 Cedarwood Road, Bedford, NH 03110.
HAMPTON - Joseph Sayward Kelley, 79, of 15 Red Coat Lane, Hampton, and 5460 Norlander Drive, Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2002, at St. Joseph Hospital in Port Charlotte.
Mr. Kelley was born in Boston, Mass., the son of Joseph T. and Elizabeth (Hickey) Kelley. Educated in the Wilmington schools, he graduated from Stoughton Military Academy.
Mr. Kelley, a petty officer first class, served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as a crew member on the USS Big Horn, a camouflaged ship designed and positioned to spot and destroy submarines. He later served on the US S Refuge, a hospital, rescue ship, deployed to both the Iwo Jima and Okinawa battle zones before reassignment to the Atlantic Fleet based in Brooklyn, N.Y. He remained active with the Naval Reserves, serving long enough for full retirement from the U.S. Navy.
It was during his tour at Brooklyn that he met and married Patricia (Dougherty) Kelley on April 21, 1946; his wife of over 55 years. They raised eight wonderful children. Following active duty with the Navy, he went to work for the MBTA in Boston, working weekends, overtime and often double shifts to see that his family was never wanting.
He traveled extensively after his retirement, visiting his children in the areas of the world their military careers had them assigned including Europe and the United States. He was also fond of cruise ship vacations.
A seasonal resident of Hampton Beach for many years, he moved from his home in Wilmington, Mass., permanently to Hampton in 1984. A loving father and grandfather, he enjoyed the times spent surrounded by family and friends.
He was a Kennedy family enthusiast, an avid reader who read countless newspapers daily and loved to play both cards and cribbage.
Sports, particularly baseball and football, were an important part of his leisure time and he was one of the best "armchair quarterbacks" in the business. He probably never lost a game from his easy chair.
Mr. Kelley was a communicant of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Hampton and was a member of both the Elks Club and the Italian American Club in Port Charlotte, Fla.
In addition to his wife, Patricia of Hampton, he is survived by his children, Florence E. (Mrs. Angelo) DiSano of Hampton, Maureen (Mrs. John) Irwin Jr. of Lancaster, Pa., Patricia C. (Mrs. Martin) Johnson of Bellevue, Wash., Barbara Jo (Mrs. Peter) Henderson Jr. of Rumson, N.J., Michael J. and his wife, Joanne of Windham, MerriAnn M. (Mrs. Mark) DeTeso of Hampton, Deidre P. (Mrs. Patrick) Perrin of Hampton, and Shawn J. of Penacook; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church, Lafayette Road, Hampton.
Family and friends are invited to call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Robert K. Gray Jr. Funeral Home, 24 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton. Interment in the family lot in Calvary Cemetery, Portsmouth.
ROCHESTER - Kenneth Andrew Mourgenos, 37, of 148 Lowell St., died Saturday, March 23, 2002, at his home after a sudden illness.
He was born on July 9, 1964, in Rochester, the son of William Andrew and Priscilla Rachel (Landry) Mourgenos. He was a lifelong resident of Rochester and attended Spaulding High School.
Mr. Mourgenos was co-owner of A&M Roofing with his father. He had a gift of being a Jack-of-all-trades, able to fix anything mechanical, plumbing or electrical. Among his hobbies, he enjoyed weight lifting, boating and camping. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Members of his family include his wife of six years, Trina (Maberry) Mourgenos of Rochester; his children, Nichole, Krystal and Tommy; his parents of Somersworth; stepchildren, Jeramiah and Tezra; brother, Brian and his wife, Wendy Mourgenos of Lebanon, Maine; sister, Melissa Smith of Portland, Ore.; several aunts and uncles; three nieces, one nephew and cousins.
Family and friends may visit Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester.
The funeral service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, Lowell Street, Rochester, with the Rev. Lance O’Brien officiating.
Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Dover. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the D.A.R.E. Program, 150 Wakefield St., Rochester, NH 03867.
ROCHESTER - Frances Marie Spencer, 88, formerly of 18 Autumn St., died Friday March 22, 2002, at the Edgewood Center in Portsmouth after a period of failing health.
She was born April 12, 1913, in Barrington, the daughter of Monson and Jennie Fanning. She has resided in Rochester since 1950 and had worked as an assembler in the meter department at General Electric Co.
She was a member of the First Church Congregational of Rochester and enjoyed playing bingo.
The widow of Frank Spencer, she is survived by one son, Robert L. Wiggin of Rochester; grandchildren, Tim Wiggin of Gorham, Maine, Stacey Dion of Tampa, Fla., and Jody Wiggin of Rochester; great-grandson, Robert Joseph Dion of Tampa; sisters, Maggie Demerrit of West Newfields, Maine, Connie Tuccolo and Marie Blaisdell, both of Haverhill, Mass.; several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son, Edward N. Wiggin.
There will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester, with the Rev. David Pearson officiating.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Berwick, Maine, later in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Church Congregational, South Main Street, Rochester, NH; or the Shriners’ Burns Hospital, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.
ROCHESTER - Frances Glass Tilghman, of 112 Charles St., died on March 23, 2002.
She was the only child of Aida Martha Noble and Grover Cleveland Glass. She was born on Nov. 4, 1914, in Columbus, Ohio. At the age of 14, she registered at Ohio State University majoring in English literature. She was a Shakespearean scholar and studied Norman Vincent Peale, Abraham Lincoln, and the Bible for many years.
Mrs. Tilghman was a Boy Scout leader with Mrs. Charles Klinger of Rochester and a Girl Scout leader with Mrs. Dorothy Meader of West Lebanon, Maine for many years. She leaves two longtime friends, Betty Lucey Bedard of Ontario, Canada, and Edith Wentworth Page of Rochester.
She married Edward J. Morgan of McGrail’s Drug Store, Dover, in 1946 and lived in the Morgan family home in the Little Dublin section of Rochester. She worked for J.C. Penny Co. in downtown Rochester in 1957 and eventually became manager for ladies apparel and did their purchasing. When Rich’s Department Store came to Rochester, she organized the ladies department and managed it until she retired.
She moved to Cove City, N.C., with her new husband, William Tilghman, whom she married in 1975. In 1997, she moved back north to be with her family.
She was predeceased by her son, Peter Stuart Morgan, who died aboard a submarine in Scotland while working for the Navy yard in 1987.
She leaves her daughter, Christine Morgan of Rochester; three grandchildren, Kerry Boston and husband, Rob, of Somersworth, Molly Morgan of Cambridge, Mass., and Terry Morgan of Alton; two great-granddaughters, Ashlyn Kate and Hannah Lynn Morgan.
There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held in the Rochester Cemetery, Franklin Street, Rochester, later in the spring. Arrangements are under the care of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester.
ELIOT, Maine - Marjorie (Bean) Barron, 90, of Shagbark Lane, died March 20, 2002, after a long and joyous life at her home.
Born in Boston, she grew up in Watertown, Mass., and graduated from Wheelock College in 1931. She operated nursery schools in Watertown and Westport, Conn., and taught in public schools in Columbus, Ohio and Nutley, N.J. She enjoyed many summers in New Hampshire as the director of arts and crafts at Camp Marlin in Andover.
A marvelous teacher who enjoyed her calling, she influenced thousands of children over the course of her 50-year career.
She is survived by her son, Dr. Douglass W. Johnson of Hopkinton, N.H.; her daughter, Marsha L. Robinson of Northwood, N.H.; two stepchildren, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Alice Lester; and twin brother, F. Marshall Bean.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held in July at the convenience of her family.
Arrangements are entrusted to the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home 125 Old Post Road. Kittery.
BARRINGTON - Pvt. First Class Jesse S. Conger, 22, of Barrington, died Friday, March 22, 2002, near Tacoma, Wash., after a sudden military accident.
He was born May 28, 1979, in Somerville, N.J., the son of Jeffery S. and Ann Conger.
Jesse has lived in Barrington for the past 18 years. Jesse attended Barrington elementary schools and then graduated from Dover High School, Class of 1998. He was employed at Best Buy and State Street Discount where he sold computers before deciding to join the Army.
He was an active member of the elite 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment of Fort Lewis, Wash., where he served since August of 2000 after he completed basic and advanced training in Fort Benning, Ga.
He enjoyed computers and soccer. He will be missed so much. He is survived by his father and mother of Barrington; his brother, Donald L. Conger of Allenstown; his aunt and uncle, John and Joan Rosocha; two cousins, James and John Henry Rosocha; and his grandmother, Maria Lechinsky of Manville, N.J.; and several uncles, aunts and cousins in the Washington area. He also had many, many friends.
Calling hours were held Saturday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main Street, Rochester.
A graveside service with full Military honors was held in the Pine Grove Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made in his name to the Eastern Paralyzed Veteran’s, 7 Mill Brook Road, Wilton, NH.
SOMERSWORTH - Maxine Devine, 70, of 502 Tri City Road, died Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Town and Country Hospital in Tampa, Fla.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Bernier Funeral Home, 49 South St., Somersworth.
ROCHESTER - Gertrude Glidden, 86, formerly of 7 Watson Dr., died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Riverside Rest Home in Dover after a period of failing health.
She was born July 8, 1915, in Lowell, Mass., the daughter of Thomas D. and Lucy Rose (Elie) Taylor. She has resided in this area most of her life. She owned and operated Glidden’s Tackle Shop on the Farmington Road with her husband for many years. Mrs. Glidden enjoyed gardening and will be lovingly missed by her family.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Glidden of Rochester and James Glidden of Missoula, Mont.; a daughter, Nancy Chisholm of Milton; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen LaFortune of Dracut, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Thurlo Glidden, who died in 1996, and two grandchildren.
Family and friends may visit Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 South Main St., Rochester.
A Liturgy of the Word will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, North Main Street, Rochester. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Lowell Street, Rochester, later in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in her memory may be made to Riverside Rest Home, Activity Fund, 275 County Farm Road, Dover, NH 03820.