Wallace A. Osgood
WAKEFIELD - Wallace A. "Pete" Osgood, 79, of Pine River Pond Road in Wakefield, died suddenly on Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
Born May 12, 1924, in Saugus, Mass., he was a son of the late Wallace and Harriet (Daum) Osgood. He resided in Wakefield for 20 years after moving to New Hampshire from Lynn, Mass.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star and several other medals. He served in the war from 1943 to 1945 in the European Theatre of Operations. He also fought at the Battle of the Bulge.
He worked as a truck driver for the Coca Cola Company in Lynn, Mass., for 15 years before he retired. His favorite hobby was woodworking. Pete just loved life and had touched many hearts.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Irene R. (Peckham) Osgood of Wakefield; a daughter, Sandra I. Charpentier and her husband, Hank, of Wallingford, Conn.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Osgood of Saugus, Mass.; two sisters, Nan Winchester of Canterbury and Jean Hannon of Swampscott, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be celebrated on Saturday, May 30, 2004, at 1 p.m. at his home at 1029 Pine River Pond Road in Wakefield, N.H., with the Rev. Edmund A. Babicz as celebrant. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 690, Manchester, NH 03105-0690. Arrangements are in the care of Peaslee Funeral Home, 2079 Wakefield Road, (Sanbornville) Wakefield, N.H.
John R. Sullivan
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine - Mr. John Raymond Sullivan, 91, formerly of South Berwick, passed away on Friday, April 9, 2004, at his home in Winston-Salem, N.C.
He was born on June 15, 1912, in South Berwick, the son of Elmer J. Sullivan and Emma Rivers. He worked as an electrician at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine.
Survivors include his wife, Frances W. Sullivan; two sons, John R. Sullivan Jr. and David L. Sullivan; three daughters, Barbara L. O’Neill, Sandra J. Lemay and Pauline M. Lambert; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Richard Sullivan.
Mr. Sullivan was predeceased by his sister, Pauline Sullivan; a brother, Harold Sullivan; and his first wife, Irma Mae Vreeland Sullivan.
The Hayworth-Miller Funeral Home, 3315 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, N.C., is handling the funeral arrangements.
MIDDLETON - Greg Gardner "Boo-boo" Libby, 44, of 73 Silver St., died Thursday, April 8, 2004, at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro.
Born Jan. 3, 1960, in Rochester, he was the son of Gardner and Muriel (Bailey) Libby.
He was brought up in Lebanon, Maine, and attended local schools. He was currently working in the maintenance department at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and rooting for his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon. Hunting, fishing and camping were also some of his favorite things to do. He was a stock car driver at Lee Speedway. He was a loving husband, dad, stepdad, and son. He always put his family first and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Members of his family include his wife, Theresa (Smith) Libby of Middleton; his parents, Gardner and Muriel Libby of Middleton; a son, John Libby, of South Berwick, Maine; two daughters, Patty Dumont and her husband, Andrew, of Derry, and Pam Libby of Middleton; two stepsons, John Smith of Barrington and Dale Smith of Rochester; two stepdaughters, Terry Laughy and her husband Michael of Middleton, and Shiela Washburn and her husband, Ron, of Rochester; a sister, Crystal Ballou of Middleton; a grandmother, Mrs. Merleine Bailey of Wyandotte Falls in Rochester; a granddaughter, Ashlee Lynn (Peanut Butter) of Rochester; four stepgrandchildren, Brittani Labrecque of Middleton, Zachary and Brandon Washburn of Rochester, and Baby John of Barrington; a niece, Danielle Ballou of Middleton; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A funeral service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of the R.M. Edgerly & Son Funeral Home, 86 S. Main St., Rochester, NH 03867. Burial will follow the service in the New Cold Springs Cemetery, East Rochester.
Nelson Moulton Jr.
KITTERY, Maine - Nelson L. "Mike" Moulton Jr., 78, of 14 Armour Drive in Kittery, died suddenly on Friday, April 9, 2004, at York Hospital.
Born on April 10, 1925, in Eliot, he was a son of Nelson L. Sr., and Marion E. (Blake) Moulton. He was raised in Kittery and attended local schools, graduating from R.W. Traip Academy. Mr. Moulton served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was stationed in the South Pacific as an aircraft mechanic.
In 1947, he met and married his loving wife of over 51 years, the late Phyllis (Muchemore) Moulton. Together they made their home and raised their family in Kittery. He was employed for many years and retired from Davidson Rubber as a truck driver. He was employed for a time at Wesley Varney Salads and as an activities bus driver for McCrillis Transportation in Kittery for a number of years. He enjoyed the time he spent with the young people on the way to and from athletic events and they enjoyed him as well. He also worked part-time on the Sara Long Bridge and the Memorial Bridge as a lift operator.
Mike enjoyed time spent with his friends and was a daily fixture at the Sunrise Grill in Kittery for his breakfast. He enjoyed time spent at his camp in Cannan, Maine, hunting, fishing and most of all just being with his family. He will be missed by those who knew and loved him.
Surviving family members include: three sons, Keith Moulton and his wife, Florence, of New Jersey, Wayne Moulton of Portsmouth, N.H., and Steven C. Moulton and his wife, Mary, of Shapleigh; Shelly M. Michaurd of Farmington, N.H.; his brother, Joseph W. Moulton of Kittery; two sisters, Charlotte Reinfuss of Largo, Fla., and Arlene Radford of Hampton, N.H.; eight grandchildren, Keith Jr., Kimberly, Kolleen, Kelly, Wayne Jr., Jeffrey, Michael Moulton, and Tara Moulton Burgess; and 12 great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at 3 p.m. at Orchard Grove Cemetery in Kittery with the Rev. Pat Bristow-Carrico officiating. Family flowers only, donations may be made in his memory to York Hospital, 15 Hospital Drive, York, ME 03909. Arrangements are entrusted to the J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home, 125 Old Post Road, Kittery, Maine 03904.
Donald G. Burbank
Donald G. Burbank, 81, of Tuttle Road died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at Kirkwood Corners in Lee.
There are no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter St., Newmarket. A reception for family and friends will follow.
Private burial will take place in Lee Hill Cemetery, Lee. Rather than flowers, should friends desire memorials may be made to Seacoast Hospice, 10 Hampton Road, Exeter, NH 03833.
Betty Jane Thompson
MANCHESTER - Betty Jane (Wright) Thompson, 73, of 341 Meadow St., Sanbornville, died June 12, 2004, at Courville at Manchester.
She was born in Maynard, Ohio, on Jan. 20,1931, the daughter of the late Harry and Rachel (Jenkins) Wright and had lived in New Hampshire for the past six years.
She had worked in nursing homes for many years. She loved to crochet and knit and enjoyed teaching her craft to others.
Family members include two sons, Butch Conaway of Northwood and James Conaway of Kansas; two daughters, Wanetta Higgins of Ohio, and Donna Conaway of Northwood; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Louise Bradley of Ohio; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.
A memorial service is scheduled for a later date in Ohio. Phaneuf Funeral Homes and Crematorium is in charge of arrangements.
MANCHESTER - Eva M. Bernard, 92, of Manchester and formerly of Dover, died June 11, 2004, at Maple Leaf Health Care Center, after a brief illness.
Born in Manchester, July 30, 1911, she was a daughter of Henry Amedee and Alma (Collins) Cote. She lived most of her life in Dover and had been a Manchester resident since 1998.
She was a communicant of St. Therese Church.
Family members include her husband of 70 years, Arthur E. Bernard of Manchester; a son and daughter in-law, Robert R. and Joyce Bernard of Essex Junction, Vt.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Violet Lula of Manchester; nieces and nephews.
There are no calling hours.
After cremation, a memorial Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Therese Church, Manchester. A reception will follow immediately after the Mass in the church hall. A committal service will be conducted at 2 p.m. at St. Charles Cemetery, Dover.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the V.N.A. Home Care & Hospice, 1850 Elm St., Manchester, NH 03104.
Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.
NORWICH, Conn. - Valia M. Pepin, 99, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at Haven Hill Nursing Home.
She was born in Rochester, N.H., on Feb. 28, 1905, the daughter of Jean Baptist Nadeau and Delina Perreault. She had lived in Rochester, New Hampshire and Florida, prior to moving to the Norwich area.
Mrs. Pepin had worked a number of years as a stitcher at Hubbard Shoe Co. in Rochester, prior to her retirement. She had been a communicant of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church while in Rochester, and was a former member of the Ladies of Ste. Anne Sodality.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
She was predeceased by her husband, Philias Pepin, in 1982 and by a son, Paul Pepin in 1941.
Surviving family members include two sons, Albert Pepin of Rochester and Robert Pepin; three daughters, Bertha Colokathis of Clearwater, Fla., Pauline Hartford of Rochester and Sylvia Weathers of Norwich, Conn.; 13 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Rochester. Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Rochester. Visitation will begin Monday at 8:30 a.m. at H.J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 North Main St., Rochester.
CAMPTON - Pioneer Pan American World Airways Clipper pilot Alfred H. Bisson died at The Arbors, Shelburne, Vt., on June 10, 2004, at the age of 84.
He was born on Dec. 1, 1919, in Berlin, the son of Henry A. Bisson and Ethel Corbett. As a youngster, he was an avid outdoorsman achieving the rank of Eagle Scout by age 16. His reverence for nature began at an early age, and he was most proud how his family also developed a sense of commitment to the betterment of nature, and all creatures that inhabit the earth. By his later teenage years, his life passion for flying was developing as he learned to fly in his first of many aircraft - the Piper J Cub as he attended flight school in Berlin in the later 1930s.
He graduated from LaSalle Military Academy, Class of 1938.
He attended Dartmouth College, Class of 1942. During his summer vacations, he continued flight training, and in 1940, he was selected to join the Civil Aviation Administration, He was top of his class and in 1942, he joined Pan American World Airways in N.Y., and was checked out on the B314 Flying Clipper Boats. Throughout the war, he flew missions in the war zones of Europe, Africa and South America.
In 1942, he was married to his wife of 62 years less 10 days, Lorraine Coffey, in Burlington, Vt..
In 1945, he was assigned to Miami where he advanced to fly Boeing DC-3s, C-46s (cargo plane), the Lockheed Constellation, and Boeing DC-8s. During the 1950s, he promoted Dartmouth College, and was president of the Dartmouth Club. From 1957 to 1959, he was president of the local Airline Pilots Association.
In 1959, he was assigned to Frankfurt, Germany, and was part of the German Airlift until 1965. In the early days of the Cold War, Pam Am pilots significantly risk their lives helping East Berliners to escape to the West.
On April 10, 1968, after a 10-day worldwide strike within Pan Am, he was uniquely selected to fly 123 crew members - pilots, flight engineers, pursers, stewardesses - on board a Pan American Boeing 707-321B fan-jet Clipper from Kennedy Airport, N.Y., to Heathrow, London in order to redistribute the airline’s personnel. This flight represents the largest number of crew members ever transferred within a single flight in commercial aviation history.
In the late 1970s, he commanded the inaugural jet flight into Moscow, Russia.
Following his retirement in 1979, he was selected to be a member of the International Order of Characters (IOC). This group is made of aviation and aeronautical pioneers such as Charles Lindberg, Charles (Chuck) Yeager and Bob Routan. Additionally, he was selected to the Aeronautical Hall of Fame in Shannon, Ireland, for his accomplishments as a commander of the B314s during World War II.
During his life, he was a member of many clubs and associations. He was most proud of his charter membership, Holy Name Council #1 0307, Plymouth, Knights of Columbus.
He was an avid reader, skier, swimmer, boater, bicycler, camper and hiker who hiked the entire White Mountain Presidential range.
He is survived by his wife Lorraine of Campton; a daughter, Ann Michelle Kurriss of Santa Barbara, Calif.; sons, Dr. John A. Bisson of Burlington, Vt., David H. Bisson of Westford, Vt., Capt. Mark E. Bisson of Boston, Mass., Capt. Stephen C. Bisson of Louisville, Ky., and eight grandchildren.
Calling hours are Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 12 Langdon St., in Plymouth, N.H..
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic Church in Plymouth. The Rev. Robert Cole will be the celebrant. An interment service will follow at Blair cemetery in Campton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice on behalf of Alfred.
ROCHESTER - Ramona (Copp) Little Ayers, 75, formerly of 33 Highland Ave., died Friday, June 11, 2004, at Rochester Manor.
Born in Lebanon, Maine, Aug. 6, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Rena (Bean) Copp.
Ramona was a graduate of Spaulding High School. She was a dedicated mother. She raised her family in Rochester, but had also lived several years in Somersworth and Dover.
Family members include one daughter, Nancy (Little) Surina and her husband Douglas of Dover; three sons, Fred E. Little and his wife Maggie of Rialto, Calif., James Little and his wife Julie of Epping and John W. Little and his wife Rebecca of Honolulu, Hawaii; three sisters, Thelma Bunker of Huachuca, Ariz., Reno Mayo of Farmington and Jacqueline Copp of Springvale, Maine; nine grandchildren, Carolyn Jones of Honolulu, Hawaii, Fred Little III of Barrington, Ryan Melnick of Dover, Joshua Little of Honolulu, Hawaii, Andrew Surina of Dover, Quintin Surina of Dover, Jeffrey Surina of Maryland, Matthew Surina of Fla., and Andrea Jutras of Epping; three great-grandchildren, Issac Jones of Hawaii, Tucker Little of Barrington, Hannah Surina of Maryland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Ramona was predeceased by two brothers, Owen Copp and Roy Copp and four sisters, Madeline Masse, Blanche Kelley. June Blaidsell and Beryl Kenny.
Relatives and friends may call Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Tasker Funeral Home, 621 Central Ave., Dover. The funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Mark Rideout, pastor, First Parish United Church of Christ of Somersworth officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.
BOSTON - Mrs. Berneice E. (Donaldson) Fogarty, 83, of Haverhill and formerly of Lawrence, died Saturday morning at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston.
She was born in Newington, N.H., Jan. 26, 1921, daughter of the late George and Clara Twombly Donaldson. Mrs. Fogarty was educated in the Dover school system.
She moved to Lawrence in 1940 and was employed as a nurse at the Halcyon House until her retirement in 1983.
After her retirement, she moved to Haverhill.
Her survivors include her husband of 66 years, James W. Fogarty of Haverhill; two daughters, Ann Bourgoin of Haverhill, Judith Ford of Lawrence, three sons, James W. "Butch" Fogarty Jr. and his wife Marilyn of Lawrence, Richard F. Fogarty and his wife Debra of Haverhill, Robert M. Fogarty and his wife Lesley of Amesbury; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. at the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Home, 106 Summer St. Haverhill.
Entombment will be in St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Lawrence.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Caritas Holy Family Cancer Management Center, 70 East St. Methuen, MA 01844 or MSPCS, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844
LACONIA - Robert James Ouellette, 75, of 190 School St., Lakeport, died Friday, June 11, 2004, from a stroke at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
In his final hours Mr. Ouellette was surrounded by all of his nine children.
He was born Sept. 7, 1928, in Laconia, the son of Oscar J. and Irene (O’Mara) Ouellette of Lakeport.
Mr. Ouellette served in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was a member of the Wilkins-Smith American Legion Post 1 in Laconia.
He was a welder and fabricator and worked at Tekwood in Lakeport and Bergen-Paterson prior to his retirement.
Some of his interests were gardening, ice-fishing with his family and hunting trips with relatives in Quebec. He was a dog lover.
Survivors include his nine children, Deborah Andriski and her husband Michael of Laconia, Dennis and Gale of Laconia, Denise Novak and husband James of Thornton, Darlene Bolduc and husband Gary of Belmont, Dan and Amanda of Laconia, Dianne of Laconia, Doreen and husband Steve of Holderness, Dave and wife Tammy of Laconia, and Don (a Navy chief petty officer) and Terri of Virginia Beach, Va.; 17 grandchildren, Chris, Jon, Mike, Kristina, Robbie, Lee-Ann, Missy, Greg, Kathryn, Nickole, Gerred, Brad, Conner, Jillian, Jonathan, Andrew, Stephanie; six great-grandchildren, Emily, Tianna, Darren, Kaley, Andrea and Riley; a brother, Oscar and wife June of Lusby, Md.; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins.
Of Mr. Ouellette his family wrote, "Bob was an amazing man and will be sadly missed and loved by all!!"
Calling hours will be held Sunday, June 13, 2004, 5-8 p.m. at the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, using the Carriage House entrance.
A graveside service will be held Monday, June 14, 2004, at 1 p.m. at St. Lambert Cemetery, Province Street, Laconia.
The Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services are in charge of the arrangements.
Alvin H. Noyes
GREENLAND - Alvin H. Noyes, 72, of 64 Hillside Drive, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. He was born in Oak Buff, Mass., March 31, 1932, the son of the late Marguerite Alisio.
Mr. Noyes served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and Vietnam, retiring after 25 years as chief gunners mate. He also was employed at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 18 years as a rigger and from 1998-2003 he was employed by Port City Nissan.
He was a member of Emerson Hovey Post 168, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Frank E. Booma Post 6, American Legion.
Survivors include a daughter, Tyra Ott of Stratham; a son, Thomas Welch of Chesapeake, Va.; a daughter-in-law, Judy Welch of Chesapeake; a sister, Jeanette Bartak of Chicago Heights, Ill.; and a niece, Debbie Heard of Illinois.
Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. No visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Hampshire SPCA, PO Box 196, Stratham, NH 03885. Arrangements by J. Verne Wood Funeral Home - Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad St., Portsmouth, NH.