Christine 'Teeny' Dow, 87
CLAREMONT -- Christine F. "Teeny" Dow, 87, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. She had been a Claremont resident for many years. Mrs. Dow was an elementary teacher in her earlier years, teaching in Belmont, Vt., and West Hartford, Vt., schools. She then worked at Sullivan Machine Co. plant in Claremont for nearly 40 years, the last 20 of which was as a private secretary. She was an active member of the Plainfield Communiy Baptist Church in Plainfield for many years. Mrs. Dow was an ardent fishing and hunting partner, in her youth, with her father and later with her husband. She was devoted to music and dancing, and she actively pursued each and every opportunity. Mrs. Dow always had an effervescent love of life and a great sense of humor. She was born in Plainfield on Jan. 12, 1909, the daughter of Edward and Eunice (Stickney) Waite. Mrs. Dow received her education in Windsor and was a 1926 graduate of Windsor High School. Mrs. Dow continued her studies to become an elementary teacher. On June 26, 1929, she married William E. Dow in Plainfield. He died in 1983. Survivors include one nephew, Robert E. Gray of Mesa, Ariz.; three grandnephews, three grandneices and several great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews and cousins. She was predeceased by one sister, Sylvia W. Gray in May 1982. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Plainfield Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Suellen Leugers, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Plain Cemetery in Plainfield. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Plainfield Community Baptist Church, P.O. Box 84, Plainfield, N.H. 03781; or to: the charity of one's choice in Christine's name.
Dorothy Stever, 98
CLAREMONT -- Dorothy M. Stever, 93, a longtime resident of Hartford Street, died Thursday (Jan. 9, 1997) at New London Hospital after a long illness. She was a lifelong Claremont resident. Mrs. Stever worked from 1920 until 1931 at the old Sullivan Machine Co. In 1945, she began working for the Joy Manufacturing Co. until 1948, when she started working as a legal secretary for Buckley & Zopf Law Firm, retiring in 1965. Mrs. Stever was a parishioner of the First Congregational Church, past president of the Women's Federation and a former deaconess. She was a member and Worthy Matron in 1939 of the Woodman Chapter No. 26, Order of Eastern Star, past president of Matrons & Patrons Association. She was a member of the Col. Samuel Ashley Chapter of the D.A.R., Claremont. Mrs. Stever was a former treasurer for 15 years of the Frances J. Tolles Home. She was born in Claremont on March 26, 1903, the daughter of Fred B. and Flora (Tenney) Magown. Mrs. Stever graduated valedictorian of the Class of 1920 from Stevens High School. On. Sept. 5, 1926, she married Arthur J. Stever. He died on March 25, 1991. Survivors include nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont with the Rev. Mary Elizabeth Scales, pastor of the First Congregational Church, officiating. Interment will be private in Mountain View Cemetery. Visiting is for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Eleanor Hill, 91
SUNAPEE -- Eleanor W. Hill, 91, of River Road, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at New London Hospital. She had been a Sunapee resident since 1925. Mrs. Hill was the owner and operator of the Woodbine Cottage in Sunapee since 1928. She was a parishioner of the Sunapee Community Methodist Church. Mrs. Hill was a member of the Sunapee Women's Club. She belonged to the Lake Grange and the Crescent Rebekah Lodge. Mrs. Hill was also a member of the Republican Women's Club. She was born in Pittsfield, Maine, on Sept. 25, 1905, the daughter of Leo and Florence (Woodard) Richardson. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Richardson of Sunapee and Barbara A. Gallup of Sunapee and Florida; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grand-children; and one cousin. She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Robert F. Hill. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Sunapee Commmunity Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne MacDonald, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the spring. There will be no visiting hours. Memorial donations may be made to: Sunapee Fast Squad, P.O. Box 15, Sunapee, N.H. 03782; or to: Lake Sunapee Community Health Care, P.O. Box 2209, New London, N.H. 03257. The Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home at 42 Main St. in Newport is in charge of the arrangements.
Eva Baerhuk, 75
CLAREMONT -- Eva Ann Baerhuk, 75, of West Terrace Street, died Tuesday (Jan. 7, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital after a brief illness. She was a Claremont native and lifelong resident. Miss Baerhuk was a telephone operator for 38 years for the New England Telephone Company retiring in 1986. Miss Baerhuk was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. She was born in Claremont on Nov. 2, 1921, the daughter of Prokopy and Theodora (Ykbovsky) Baerhuk. Miss Baerhuk was a 1940 graduate of Stevens High School. Survivors include one brother, Walter Baerhuk Sr. of Claremont; one sister, Olga Juda of Dunbarton, N.H.; and nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two brothers, George Baerhuk and Nicholas Baerhuk, and one sister, Sonia Henderson. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont with the Rev. Father Andrew Tregubov, pastor of the Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, officiating. Interment will be at a later date in Mountain View Cemetery. Visiting hours are from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Evelyn Parady, 94
LEBANON, N.H. -- Evelyn B. Parady, 94, died Sunday (Jan. 5, 1997) at the Alice Peck Day Extended Care Facility in Lebanon, N.H. She was a lifelong Lebanon resident. Mrs. Parady owned and operated the 'Thrift Shop," an antiques shop on Court Street for many years and later in her home on Heater Road. Mrs. Parady was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lebanon. She was a member and past president of the Rebekahs. Mrs. Parady was also a member and past president of the New Hampshire Button Society. She was born in Lebanon on Nov. 17, 1902, the daughter of Thomas A. and Julia A. (Bartlett) Woodward. Mrs. Parady attended schools in Lebanon. Survivors include one daughter, Dorothy J. Doyle of Lebanon; two sons, Roger H. Parady of Las Vegas, Nev., and Peter P. Parady of Huntington Beach, Calif.; three brothers, Leon Woodward and Robert Woodward, both of Lebanon, and Earl Woodward of Sharon, Vt.; three sisters, Georgianna Nugent and Roxie Beard, both of Lebanon, and Elaine Quimby of Newport; and eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur W. Parady on Jan. 14, 1971; one brother, Harry Woodward; and one sister, Dorothy Woodward. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First Baptist Church of Lebanon at School and Green streets, with the Rev. Dale Ed- wards officiating. Burial will follow in Valley Cemetery in Lebanon. There will be no visiting hours. The Ricker Funeral Home at 56 School St. in Lebanon is handling the arrangements.
Helen Zerbel, 84
SUNAPEE -- Helen L. (Carty) Zerbel, 84, of Cary Road, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport. Mrs. Zerbel had resided for many years in Needham, Mass., and moved to the Goshen-Sunapee area in 1973. She was the business administrator for the William Carter Co. of Needham for many years. Mrs. Zerbel was a communicant of St. Joachim's Church in Sunapee. Mrs. Zerbel had been enjoying her retirement years spending time with her family. She was born in Boston, Mass., on Jan. 8, 1912, the daughter of Stephen H. and Helen (Ruane) Carty. Survivors include one son, Arthur B. Zerbel Jr., of Sunapee; three grandchildren; two sisters, Catherine Crane and Rita Anderson, both of Westwood, Mass.; and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Arthur B. Zerbel in 1995. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joachim's Church in Sunapee with the Rev. Joseph Mahoney, pastor, celebrant. Burial will be held in the spring in Eastman Cemetery in Sunapee. Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Chadwick Funeral Home at 174 Main St. in New London. Memorial donations may be made in lieu of flowers to: Lake Sunapee Regional VNA, P.O. Box 2209, New London, N.H. 03257.
Hiram Merrill, 87
WINDSOR -- Hiram P. Merrill, 87, died Wednesday (Jan. 8, 1997) at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center's Skilled Nursing Facility in Windsor. Mr. Merrill had been a Windsor resident since 1930. He was employed at the Gallaher Chemical Corp., Gibson Motors and Davis Brothers Garage, all of Windsor. In 1973, he retired from Cone Automatic Machine Co. in Windsor, where he was employed for several years. Mr. Merrill was a former member of the Elks Club No. 1665 of Windsor. He was born in South Woodstock, Vt., on May 11, 1909, the son of Elmer and Harriett (Dow) Merrill. Mr. Merrill attended schools in Woodstock, Vt. On Sept. 3, 1930, he married Ruth A. Wyman in Enfield. Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine Shambo of Cornish and Alice Reynolds of Windsor; one son, Duane R. Merrill of Windsor; 17 grand-children; several great-grand-children, great-great-grand-children, nieces, nephews, and a special friend and companion for several years, Jeannette Beers of Hewitt, Texas. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Merrill, in 1976; one daughter, Arlene M. Fadden, in August 1996; two granddaughters; six brothers; and five sisters. Burial will be at a later date in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Proctorsville. The Knight Funeral Home of Windsor is in charge of the arrangements.
Lena Burr, 88
CLAREMONT -- Lena P. Burr, 88, formerly of Walnut Street and Maple Avenue, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire in Claremont after a long illness. She was a lifelong Claremont resident. Mrs. Burr had worked as an inspector for the Claremont Label Co., retiring in 1971 and had previously worked as a stitcher for the International, Montclair and Newport Shoe companies. Mrs. Burr was a former member of the Foresters of America. She was born in Claremont on June 20, 1908, the daughter of Edmund and Clerinda (Barraby) Prud'homme. On Feb. 7, 1927, she married William Burr. He died on May 29, 1951. Survivors include two sons, Norman M. Burr of Claremont and Gordon W. Burr of Bedford, Mass.; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by one son, Richard A. Burr on Jan. 23, 1996; and one sister, Miss Ida Prud'homme on May 22, 1993. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday (Jan. 17, 1997) at the Stringer Funeral Home at 146 Broad St. in Claremont with the Rev. Stanley J. Piwowar, pastor of St. Joseph Church, officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her name to: Claremont Firemen's Association Scholarship Fund, 100 Broad St. Claremont, N.H. 03743.
Michael Desilets, 24
NEWPORT -- Michael A. Desilets, 24, of North Main Street, died Sunday (Jan. 5, 1997) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont after a sudden illness. He had been a lifetime Claremont-Newport area resident. Mr. Desilets was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching various sporting events on television. He was born in Claremont on Aug. 19, 1972, the son of Denis and Donna (Thomas) Desilets. Mr. Desilets was a 1992 Stevens High School graduate. Survivors include his mother, Donna Greenwood of Newrort; his father, Denis Desilets of Claremont; one sister, Kelli Desilets of Newport; his paternal grandfather, Laurent Desilets of Claremont; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Memorial services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Roy Funeral Home at 93 Sullivan St. in Claremont, with the Rev. Arthur Obin, pastor of St. Mary Church, officiating. Committal services will be held at the convenience of the family. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 7 p.m. until the time of the service Thursday in the funeral home.
Mildred Wilder, 76
KEENE. N.H. -- Mildred B. Wilder, 76, of Peg Shop Road, died Monday (Jan. 6, 1997) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. She had been a Keene resident for many years. Mrs. Wilder was a member of Asteria Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She was born in Walpole on May 24, 1910, the daughter of Walter and Elvira (Patch) Moody. Mrs. Wilder was a graduate of Walpole High School. Survivors include her husband, Grant E. Wilder of Keene; one son, Charles F. Wilder of Keene; one sister, Evelyn Craig of Gardner, Mass. two grandsons; and two great-grandsons. Private graveside services will be held at Monadnock View Cemetery in Keene. There are no visiting hours. The Fletcher Funeral Home of Keene is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to: Monadnock Humane Society, P.O. Box 501, Keene, N.H. 03431; or to: Asteria Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, in care of Phyllis Borden, Wyman Road, Keene, N.H. 03431.
Harry E. Frye
NEWPORT -- Harry E. Frye, 76, of Unity Road, died Thurs day (July 18, 1996) at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont. For the past 43 years he lived in Newport and was a former Lempster resident. Mr. Frye was a filler mill operator for 29 years at Dorr Woolen Mill in Guild before retiring. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army. Mr. Frye was a member of Silver Mountain Grange and the Odd Fellows in the Newport area. He was born in Lempster, the son of Harry and Ruth (Barton) Frye. He attended Lempster schools. Survivors include his wife, Clarice "Babe" Frye of Newport; one son, Terry R. Frye of Dover, N.H.; one daughter, Cynthia Frye-Macomber of Portland, Maine; three sisters, Hazel Dickie and Maydeane Sawyer, both of Claremont, and Norma Cunningham of West Palm Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by three sisters, Alma Prouty, Marion Kremmel and Lucille Wirkkala.
CLAREMONT -- Ned "Nedley" Austin, formerly of Claremont and Acworth, died suddenly June 29, 1996, in Florida. While in New Hampshire, he worked at Merriam-Graves Co., the American L'egion and in Springfield. Survivors include three children in California; three nephews, one niece, and his sister, Mrs. Marshall (Jodie A.) Wailer, all of Peaks Island, Maine. Private memorial services were held in New York state by the immediate family.
Norman Desmarais, 55
CLAREMONT -- Norman W. Desmarais, 55, of 14 Park Ave., died Monday (July 22, 1996) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt., following a brief illness. He came to Claremont in May 1996 and formerly resided in North Carolina for 30 years. Mr. Desmarais was a former chef for 30 years at a North Carolina Holiday Inn, retiring in 1992. He was a member of Claremont Elks Lodge No. 879. Mr. Desmarais was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard. He was born in Rochester, N.H., on Feb. 9, 1941, the son of Walter and Jeanette (Beaulieu) Desmarais. Survivors include his wife, Eva (Rhoades) Desmarais of Claremont; three daughters, Nicole Cartier and Noelle Cartier, both of Plant City, Fla., and Michelle Kovacs of Lakeland, Fla.; two uncles and one cousin.
Margaret Weber, 84
CROYDON -- Margaret L. Weber, 84, of Croydon Turn- pike Road, died Friday (July 19, 1996) at the (Rough Ex- tended Care Unit in New Lon- don, N.H. She had resided in Croydon for the past 49 years and previously had resided in Wantaugh, N.Y. She had worked for the New Hampshire House of Repre- sentatives during the 1950s. Mrs. Weber was a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Newport, the Order of Women Legislators, and the Sullivan County Re- publican Club. She was born in New York on Jan. 14, 1912, the daughter of Henry and Idabell (Robinson) Bourke. Survivors include: a daugh- ter, Margaret Carman of Syosett, N.Y.; two sons, John Weber of Croydon and Philip Weber of Buffalo, N.Y.; a brother, Henry Bourke of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Katherine Picataggio of East Meadow, N.Y., and Irene Allen of Richmond, Va.; five grand- children; two great-grand- children; and cousins, nieces and nephews.
Jerry Tufts, 55
NORTH SPRINGFIELD -- Jerry E. Tufts, 55, of Main Street, died Thursday evening (July 18, 1996) at Springfield Hospital after a brief illness. He made his home in North Springfield for most of his life. For the past four years he was employed as a mechanic at Kelley Sales & Service in Springfield. He owned and operated 5 "T's" Trucking Co. for many years and later worked as an auto mechanic for RSD Leasing Co. in Springfield and Bearpaw Lumber in Chester. Mr. Tufts joined the U.S. Army Reserves in Chester and later served in the U.S. Army for 10 years during the Vietnam War. He was born April 7, 1941, in North Springfield, the son of Leslie and Ruth (Foster) Tufts. He was educated in Springfield schools. He married Valerie Parker on Dec. 28, 1960. Survivors include his wife Valerie of North Springfield; his father of Springfield; two sons, Christopher A. Tufts and Robin R. Tufts, both of North Springfield; a daughter, Cynthia R. Tufts of North Springfield; a brother, Milton R. Tufts of North Springfield; two grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mary Largess, 68
BELLOWS FALLS -- Mary C. Largess, 68, of Old Terrace, died Wednesday (July 24, 1996) at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was a longtime Bellows Falls resident. Miss Largess was ' former manager of Depot Restaurant in Bellows Falls for many years. She had also worked at American Optical and Fulflex, both in Brattleboro, Vt. She was born in Bellows Falls on Oct. 4, 1927, the daughter of Louis and Rachel (McFadden) Largess. Miss Largess attended St. Charles School and Bellows Falls High School. Survivors include one sister, Madeline Dolloph of Bellows Falls; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Louis H. Largess; and two sisters, Evelyn Shaffer and Frances Gilbert.
Francis LaFlam, 51
PLAINFIELD -- Francis E. LaFlam, 51, died at his home Friday afternoon (July 19, 1996) after a long illness. He had been a resident of Meriden most of his life. For 15 years he had been employed as an auto-body repairman at Gateway Motors in White River Junction, Vt. For many years he restorated antique Model A automobiles until his illness prevented him from continuing work in 1979. He attended Plainfield and Lebanon, N.H., schools. Mr. LaFlam was born May 14, 1945, in Etna, N.H., the son of Leonard L. and Doris M. (Taylor) LaFlam. He married Cynthia M. Wyatt on Dec. 20, 1974, in Plainfield. He was a member of the Meriden Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. LaFlam was a longtime member of the Meriden Congregational Church. His strong faith enabled him to deal with his own many disabilities while helping other ill and disabled people by communicating through his frequent phone conversations and taped messages of goodwill, stories and humor. Recently, he had participated in a local CROPWALK with his family and friends, raising more than $1,700 by himself. He had a great love of the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing in Wilder's trout pond. He enjoyed antique auto shows, sugaring, square dancing, rollerskating and raising Herefords, and Molly, his black labrador retriever and daily companion. Survivors include his wife Cynthia of Plainfield; a son, Mark Edward LaFlam of Charlestown; a sister, Annamay Chapman of Meriden; three brothers, Leonard L. LaFlam II of Etna, Robert J. LaFlam Sr. of Meriden and Arthur L. LaFlam of Newmarket, Va.; one grand- daughter; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and Lisa, his longtime caregiver and friend.
Herbert King, 88
ENFIELD CENTER, N.H. -- Herbert Britton King, 88, died Monday (July 22, 1996) at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport. He was a lifelong Upper Valley area resident. Mr. King formerly worked at Enfield Box Co., and Baltic Mills in Enfield. Following his retirement he drove school buses for the Lebanon (N.H.) School District. Mr. King will be remembered for selling vegetables on the roadside in Enfield Center with his white poodle dog, Scampy. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping and playing cards. He was born in Waterford, Conn., on June 7, 1908, the son of Dana and Addie (Britton) King. His wife, Sylvia M. King, died in 1988. Survivors include three sons, Harry King of Newport, Glenn King of Enfield Center and Richard H. King of Enfield; two daughters, Yvonne Pollard and Marie Bean, both of Enfield; one niece; one cousin; and many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He was also predeceased by an infant daughter, Alice; and one sister, Gladys Goldenbaum, in 1957. ENFIELD CENTER, N.H. -- Herbert Britton King, 88, died Monday (July 22, 1996) at Woodlawn Nursing Home in Newport. He was a lifelong Upper Valley area resident. Mr. King formerly worked at Enfield Box Co., and Baltic Mills in Enfield. Following his retirement he drove school buses for the Lebanon (N.H.) School District. Mr. King will be remembered for selling vegetables on the roadside in Enfield Center with his white poodle dog, Scampy. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping and playing cards. He was born in Waterford, Conn., on June 7, 1908, the son of Dana and Addie (Britton) King. His wife, Sylvia M. King, died in 1988. Survivors include three sons, Harry King of Newport, Glenn King of Enfield Center and Richard H. King of Enfield; two daughters, Yvonne Pollard and Marie Bean, both of Enfield; one niece; one cousin; and many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. He was also predeceased by an infant daughter, Alice; and one sister, Gladys Goldenbaum, in 1957.
Louis Fluette, 67
CLAREMONT -- Louis Phil- ip Fluette, 67, of 16 Unon St., died Monday (July 22, 1996) at Integrated Health Services of New Hampshire in Claremont, following a long illness. He was a lifelong Claremont resident. For many years, Mr. Fluette was manager of the family business of Fluette Oil Co. He was a parishioner of St. Mary Parish in Claremont and a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1820 and St. John the Baptist Society. Mr. Fluette was also a member of the Canados-American Fraternal Society. He was born in Claremont on Nov. 8, 1928, the son of Wilfred and Aloiska (Vincent) Fluette. Survivors include one brother, Edmund Fluette of Bethlehem, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews.
Napoleon Stankiewicz, 85
KEENE, N.H. -- Napoleon J. Stankiewicz, 85, formerly of 8 Stonehouse Lane, died Saturday evening (July 21, 1996) at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene. He moved to Keene in 1936 and formerly lived in Springfield. For 42 years, Mr. Stankiewicz worked at Kingsbury Corp. in Keene, where he was service manager and then chief inspector for more than 25 years before retiring. He was a former member of the American Tool Engineers Association. Mr. Stankiewicz was a communicant of St. Margaret Mary Church in Keene. He was a life member of Keene Council No. 819 Knights of Columbus and the John P. Kennedy FourthDegree Assembly. In the 1930s, he served in the Citizens Conservation Corps in Vermont. Mr. Stankiewicz was one of the first crew members assigned to Camp Peru, where he led the camp's championship basketball team. He was born in Springfield on July 17, 1911, the son of Edward and Emelie (Jaciewicz) Stankiewicz. He graduated from Springfield High School and played on the state championship football and basketball teams. His wife, Annette Stankiewicz, died in 1994. Survivors include one daughter, Mary A. Stankiewicz of Sarasota, Fla.; two brothers, John Stankiewicz of Colchester, Vt., and Charles Stankevich of Burlington, Vt.; two sisters, Valantina Kolasky of Springfield and Ida Goutas of Bellows Falls; two granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Margaret Mary Church in Keene.
Charleene Burke, 65
SUNAPEE -- Charleene F. Burke, 65, died Saturday (July 20, 1996) at Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., following a brief illness. She lived in Sunapeh following retirement and formerly resided in Newport for many years. Miss Burke was a former elementary teacher for 20 years in the Newport School District. She was born in Wilton, N.H., on May 14, 1931, the daughter of John F. and Nina (Thompson) Burke. Miss Burke attended Wilton elementary schools and Nashua (N.H.) High School. She graduated from Keene (N.H.) State College with an education degree. Survivors include her longtime friend, Scarlett Dube of Lyme, N.H.; and two nieces, Jill Pastine of Burgettstown, Pa., and Jennifer Thomas of Florence S.C.
Joseph Helie, 84
ZEPHYRHILLS, Pa. -- Joseph T. Helie, 84, of 5055 Peninsula St., at Sunnyside Mobile Home Park, died March 9, 1996 at his home after a sudden illness. He came to Claremont from Canada as a young' man and lived in Claremont for many years. He and his wife spent their summers in Wells, Maine, for 20 years, and their winters in Florida. Since 1980, he resided in Zephyrhills. Mr. Helie formerly worked at Fellows Gear Shaper Co. in Springfield until retiring. Previously, he owned and operated Helie's Market Basket, at the corner of North and Chellis Streets in Claremont, for many years. In his early years, he worked for local First National Stores. Mr. Helie was a former Democratic Claremont City Council member and represented Ward 3. He was born in St. Wenceslas, Quebec, Canada, on March 2, 1912, the son of Joseph E. and Adelina (Trepanier) Helie. Mr. Helie graduated in 1930 from St. Mary High School in Claremont and later attended the University of New Hampshire in Durham. On May 22, 1935, he married Laura Rossi. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Laura of Zephyrhills; two sons, Joseph S. Helie of Claremont and Jon D. Helie of Charlestown; one daughter, Suellen Helie of Gloucester, Mass.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, James Helie in 1962; three brothers, Oscar, Alfred and Rudolphe Heie; and five sisters, Alice, Germaine, Bernadette, Corinne and Rita; and five other siblings in their infancy.
Philip Warren Jr., 80
SPRINGFIELD -- Philip H. Warren Jr., 80, of 45 Mark St., died Sunday morning (July 21, 1996) at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor following a lengthy illness. For the past 31 year's he lived in Springfield and formerly resided in Massachusetts. Mr. Warren worked at Fellows Gear Shaper Co. in Springfield for 15 years and retired in 1981. He served on the Springfield Hospital board of directors for many years and was past president of the Springfield Visiting Nurse Association. Mr. Warren was a longtime member of St. John F&A Masonic Lodge No. 14 in Springfield and the Scottish Rite. Also, he was a member and past master of the Quinsigamond Lodge in Worcester, Mass. Mr. Warren was a longtime parishioner and an usher at the Springfield First Congregational Church. During World War II, Mr. Warren served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and retired as a lieutenant colonel. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross Award for meritorious service. He was born in Boston, Mass., on April 9, 1916, the son of Philip and Louie (Purington) Warren Sr. Mr. Warren attended Worcester schools and graduated from Deerfield (Mass.) Academy. In 1938, he graduated from Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. On Sept. 24, 1951, he married Jane Foster in Worcester. Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Jane, of Springfield; one son, Philip H. Warren III of Medfield, Mass.; one daughter, Linda H. Jennings of Coquille, Ore.; two granddaughters and several cousins.
Grace Damore, 76
CHARLESTOWN -- Grace B. Damore, 76, died Monday (July 22, 1996) at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center after a long illness. Before moving back to her hometown of Charlestown 10 years ago, she lived ip Jupiter, Fla., for 10 years. Mrs. Damore also lived in Chester for 40 years. Mrs. Damore owned and operated a children's clothing store at her home. She formerly worked at Al Cross's Store and at First Vermont Bank & Trust Co., in Chester for many years. Mrs. Damore was a longtime member of Mitzpah Chapter 40 Order of Eastern Star in Chester. She was a parishioner of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Chester. She was born in Charlestown on Dec. 16, 1919, the daughter of John and Lucinda (Hancock) Battice. On Sept. 9, 1939, she married Albert Damore, in Lebanon, N.H. He was former Chester Fire Chief. He died in 1983. Survivors include two daughters, Eleanor Austin of Hollis, N.H., and Rita Mason of Charlestown; four grandchildren; three great-grand- children; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by a brother, John Battice, and a sister, Dorothy Farnsworth. in
Mavis Stevens, 72
SPRINGFIELD -- Mavis A. Stevens, 72, of River Street, died Monday morning (July 22, 1996) at her home following a lengthy illness. For the past three years, she lived in Springfield and formerly lived in Beaver, Okla., Beaumont, Calif., and in Proctorsville for many years. She was born in Grantham on May 14, 1924, the daughter of Carl and Alice (True) Russell. She attended schools in Proctorsville. Her two husbands, Allen Cook and Claude Stevens, both predeceased her. Survivors include three daughters, Carol J. Jarvis of Weathersfield Center, Rita Adams of Saco, Maine, and Nancy Clark of Keene, N.H.; three sisters, Ezilda Auerton of Andover, N.H., and Lorraine Marinelli and Patricia Prouty, both of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; and many greatgrandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Rosamond 'Betty' Edson, 76
WINDSOR -- Rosamond H. "Betty" Edson, 76, died Friday (July 26, 1996) at the Oakwood Nursing Home in Eustis, Fla., after a long illness. Mrs. Edson was a Claremont native and resident in her youth. She later moved to Windsor, and in 1982 retired to Florida
She was employed for several years in the 1960s at Claremont General Hospital. Mrs. Edson was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church of Windsor.
Mrs. Edson was active in the Cub Scout program as a den mother during her sons' youth. She was born in Claremont on Aug. 31, 1919, the daughter of Adam and Helene (Pulziato) Novak.
Mrs. Edson was a 1937 graduate of Stevens High School. On Oct. 25, 1941, she married Roger F. Edson in Claremont. He died in January 1995. Survivors include two sons, Bruce A. Edson of Apalachin, N.Y., and James R. Edson of Windsor; one brother, Michael Novak of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a brother, Benny Novak, in 1984. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Windsor, with the Rev. Robert J. Cambell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Ascutney Cemetery in Windsor. Calling hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Knight Funeral Home at 65 Ascutney St. in Windsor, with a scriptural service recited at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations mey be made to: The Green Mountain Chapter of the Alzeimer's Association, P.O. Box 1139, Montpelier, Vt. 05601-1139.
Mary Davis, 86
FLORENCE, Vt. -- Mary A. Davis, 86, died Thursday (July 25, 1996) at Eden Park Nursing Home in Rutland, Vt. Mrs. Davis was a licensed practical nurse employed at the Vermont Sanitorium in Pittsford, Vt., Brandon (Vt.) Training School and other area health care facilities.
She was born in Rutland Town, Vt., on May 15, 1910, the daughter of William and Belle (Russell) Crowe. Mrs. Davis attended Rutland schools.
Survivors include five sons, Maurice Davis of Haydenville, Mass., Charles Davis of Pittsford, Richard Davis of Springfield, Ronald Davis and Ramon Davis, both of Florence; four daughters, Eileen Baker of Florence, Mass., Barbara Pomainville of Pittsford, Diane Cram of Belchertown, Mass., and Joan Webster of Florence; 47 grandchildren; 59 greatgrandchildren; three greatgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Maurice Davis in 1964; one sister, Pauline Crowe; and one grandson, Ramon Davis Jr. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford. Burial followed in the Horton Cemetery in Chittenden, Vt. Memorial donations may be made to: Eden Park Nursing Home Activities Fund, Allen Street, Rutland, Vt. 05701.
Paul DeLio, 49
SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. -- Paul J. DeLio, 49, died Thursday (July 25, 1996) at the home of his sister and her husband, Donna and Chris Thomas, where he resided, after a long illness.
He had resided for the past two years in South Royalton. He had previously resided in several states.
Mr. DeLio locally ran DeLio Greenery in Weathersfield and had previously held many different sales positions in other states. He had served in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. DeLio was a member of the Pigeon Club in Florida, and enjoyed fishing and deer hunting. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on March 25, 1947, the son of Joseph F. and Mildred (Hitchcock) DeLio.
Survivors include one son, Carl Paul DeLio of Castleberry, Fla.; two brothers, August DeLio of Amityville, N.Y., and Mark DeLio of Springfield; four sisters, Adena Darling and Joanna Estey, both of Springfield, Donna Thomas of South Royalton and Lisa Aiken of Loveland, Colo.; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. today in the home of Donna and Chris Thomas on Route 14 in South Royalton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Cancer Research, in care of, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H. 03766. The Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home on Main Street in Chelsea is in charge of the arrangements.
Stanley Unwin, 63
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. -- Stanley Milton Unwin, 63, of West River Road, died Friday (July 26, 1996) at his home after a long illness.
He was employed for several years in the auto body department of Raymond S. Roberts in Brattleboro. From 1969 to 1979, he owned and operated West River Body Shop in West Dmnmerston, Vt. He later worked for Appropriate Technology and Stow Mills, in their maintenance departments. Most recently he had worked for Road End Farm in Chesterfield, N.H., until taken ill. Mr. Unwin was a veteran of the Korean conflict and served aboard the USS H.F. Bauer and the USS Gainard in the U.S. Navy. From 1958 to 1964 he served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and was active in the Vermont National Guard from 1974 to 1988.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church where he served as a youth leader, head usher and trustee. He enjoyed church group activities. Mr. Unwin also enjoyed bowling and time with his family. He was born in Rockingham on Sept. 22, 1932, the son of Simon Miltonmore and Lucy Etta (Tuttle) Unwin.
Mr. Unwin attended schools in Grafton and Townsend, Vt. He later attended Nathaniel Hawthorne College, the Keene, N.H., campus. On Nov. 7, 1953, he married Claire Bennett.
Survivors include his wife, Claire Unwin of Brattleboro; one son, Michael Unwin of White River Junction, Vt.; two daughters, Michele Lucy of Hinsdale, N.H., and Melinda Unwin of Brattleboro; two brothers, Carl Unwin of Brattleboro and Donald Unwin of Rockland, Mass.; nine sisters, Shirley Eddy of Brattleboro, Helen Cross of Vernon, Vt., Anna Rogers of Dummerston, Vt., Katherine Wright of Grafton, Vt., Charlotte Jones of Unkersville, Conn., Constance Gomes of Thompsonville, Conn., Eleanor Lyons of Camden, Maine, Phyllis Burnett of Keystone Heights, Fla., and Etta "Bunny" Bombard of Webster, Mass.; six grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one sister, Eva Waite, in February 1995.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at the First United Methodist Church on Putney Road in Brattleboro with the Rev. David Martin, pastor, officiating. Burial with full military honors will be held at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center, Vt.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Walk to Emmaus, in care of First United Method- ist Church, 82 Western Ave., Brattleboro, Vt. 05301. The Atamaniuk Funeral Home at 11 Terrace St. in Brattleboro is in charge of the arrangements.
Anna Woodcock, 84
CHESTER -- Anna Jane Woodcock, 84, died Saturday (July 27, 1996) at Springfield Health and Rehabilitation Center in Springfield. Mrs. Woodcock had been a longtime Weston resident before residing in Chester. She had owned and operated Green Valley Farm in Weston for many years.
Mrs. Woodcock enjoyed flowers, gardening and quilting. She was born in Weston on Feb. 6, 1912, the daughter of Robert and Mae (Moore) Drury. On Jan. 22, 1934, she married Casper Woodcock in Weston. Survivors include her husband, Casper Woodcock of Chester; one son, Casper Woodcock Jr., of Forest Dale, Vt.; three daughters, Rita J. Abbey of Claremont, Shirley Farrar of Chester and Alita Parody of South Deerfield, Mass.; one half-brother, Wiliam Drury of Chelmsford, Mass.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the AdamsGendron Funeral Home in Chester, with the Rev. Jane Buswell officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery in Chester. Visiting hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to: American Heart Association, Vermont Affiliate, 12 Hurricane Lane, Williston, Vt. 05495; or to: Visiting Nurses Association, in care of Ellsworth Clinic, Chester, Vt. 05143.