Nashua Telegraph obits | Web Feeds http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports Daily news from The Telegraph of Nashua Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:10:53 EDT en Richard Ploof http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046816-466/richard-ploof.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046816-466/richard-ploof.html#disqus_thread Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:02:16 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Richard Ploof, 61, of Hollis, passed away on Sunday, September 14, after a long illness. He was born on September 23, 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the late William and Anne Ploof.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">His survivors include his wife of 30 years, Nancy; his stepdaughter, Christy McNiss of Wilton, NH; and three grandchildren; his sister, Sandra Ploof of Virginia; his brother, Bill Ploof and his wife Laura of Virginia; his niece, Christine Ann Ploof and her son Timothy Nielson; his aunt, Alberta Turner of Melrose, Massachusetts; and his mother-in-law, Gloria Stultz of Englewood, Florida.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Rick grew up in Boston, where he earned a degree in drafting. He later moved to New Hampshire. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and scuba diving. He also loved sushi, and reading the Sunday comics, and he never missed the opportunity to get in a good pun.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Throughout his life he owned several businesses, including a karate studio, where he was an instructor and third-degree black belt. His most recent business in motor vehicle titles and registration earned him the respect of town clerks all over the state of New Hampshire, and he will be greatly missed by many.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Richard Ploof, 61, of Hollis, passed away on Sunday, September 14, after a long illness. He was born on September 23, 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of the late William and Anne Ploof.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">His survivors include his wife of 30 years, Nancy; his stepdaughter, Christy McNiss of Wilton, NH; and three grandchildren; his sister, Sandra Ploof of Virginia; his brother, Bill Ploof and his wife Laura of Virginia; his niece, Christine Ann Ploof and her son Timothy Nielson; his aunt, Alberta Turner of Melrose, Massachusetts; and his mother-in-law, Gloria Stultz of Englewood, Florida.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Rick grew up in Boston, where he earned a degree in drafting. He later moved to New Hampshire. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and scuba diving. He also loved sushi, and reading the Sunday comics, and he never missed the opportunity to get in a good pun.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Throughout his life he owned several businesses, including a karate studio, where he was an instructor and third-degree black belt. His most recent business in motor vehicle titles and registration earned him the respect of town clerks all over the state of New Hampshire, and he will be greatly missed by many.</p> Madeline ‘Nan’ Irene Bennett http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046817-466/madeline-nan-irene-bennett.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046817-466/madeline-nan-irene-bennett.html#disqus_thread Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:02:22 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Madeline “Nan” Irene Bennett, 100 of Merrimack, NH died Wed Sept. 17, 2014 at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home in Manchester, NH after a sudden illness.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She was born in Nashua, NH, on Jan. 30, 1914, a daughter of the late Dennis and Bertha Nash.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Dozens of former students greeted Madeline “Nan” Bennett at her 100th birthday party, held Feb. 1, at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center, 4 Church St., Merrimack. Her students, her friends and numerous family members reminisced about the old days and the not-so-old days.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">At her 100th birthday, landmarks of Bennett’s life were inscribed on ivory-<br/>colored, card-stock souvenirs. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and graduated from Nashua High. Her teaching certificate was secured in 1933 from Keene Normal School, now Keene State College.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Bennett became an assistant teacher in 1934 in Hudson. The following year, she went to teach in a one-room schoolhouse, Rural School House No. 7 on Joppa Road. Additional teaching posts followed in East Weare, Hollis and Brookline.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> She married Alba J. Bennett in 1939. Their daughter, Beverly Ann, was born in 1944. Bennett returned to teaching in 1954. She taught at McGaw Elementary in Reeds Ferry, Merrimack Elementary and Reeds Ferry Elementary schools.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> It was 1974 when Bennett retired from teaching after 30 years. A job at Rosie’s Posies Flower Shop soon evolved into volunteer work at the Merrimack library. When a vacancy opened, she became a paid staffer. A decade later, in 1984, Bennett’s husband of 45 years passed away. She focused on her work at the library and retired not long ago, in 2009.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Little did her friends know they would see Bennett riding in a Conestoga wagon during the Independence Day Parade in 2011. She was the parade’s grand marshal and the recipient of the Boston Post Cane, a historical artifact traditionally granted to the oldest resident of the town. The gold-capped, ebony cane was one of more than 400 distributed in 1901 to towns in the readership area of the Boston Post.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> The newspaper’s editor sent the canes with the request they be granted to the eldest resident of each town. Bennett and others considered for the cane rode aboard the wagon, according to the Merrimack Historical Society’s summer newsletter of 2011. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Bennett, a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church, continued her stewardship as Merrimack’s holder of the Boston Post Cane. She cherished a replica of it. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> The original is held for safekeeping at Merrimack’s Town Hall.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The road at the middle school is named Madeline Bennett Way, in honor of her dedication.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Members of her family include her daughter, Beverly Haseltine and husband Mark; five grandchildren, Megan Lambert and husband Robert, and their children, Levi, Lincoln and Lilia, Jonathan Haseltine and wife Emily, and their children, Chloe and Avery, Matthew Haseltine and wife Elissa, and their children, Shea, Ty and Chase, Trevor Haseltine and wife Heidi, Beau Haseltine and wife Holly; a niece, Shirley Hand and husband Donald; and a nephew, William Haven and wife Beth.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Calling hours will be held in the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack Monday Sept. 22, 2014 from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack, NH. Those who wish, the family requests memorial contribution to the Merrimack Public Library, Children’s section, 470 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=5FeBbLC7oHI4HD2wIwflF8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvpnUkPHNZZOd1j7xxvGct4WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Madeline “Nan” Irene Bennett, 100 of Merrimack, NH died Wed Sept. 17, 2014 at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home in Manchester, NH after a sudden illness.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She was born in Nashua, NH, on Jan. 30, 1914, a daughter of the late Dennis and Bertha Nash.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Dozens of former students greeted Madeline “Nan” Bennett at her 100th birthday party, held Feb. 1, at the John O’Leary Adult Community Center, 4 Church St., Merrimack. Her students, her friends and numerous family members reminisced about the old days and the not-so-old days.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">At her 100th birthday, landmarks of Bennett’s life were inscribed on ivory-<br/>colored, card-stock souvenirs. She attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and graduated from Nashua High. Her teaching certificate was secured in 1933 from Keene Normal School, now Keene State College.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Bennett became an assistant teacher in 1934 in Hudson. The following year, she went to teach in a one-room schoolhouse, Rural School House No. 7 on Joppa Road. Additional teaching posts followed in East Weare, Hollis and Brookline.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> She married Alba J. Bennett in 1939. Their daughter, Beverly Ann, was born in 1944. Bennett returned to teaching in 1954. She taught at McGaw Elementary in Reeds Ferry, Merrimack Elementary and Reeds Ferry Elementary schools.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> It was 1974 when Bennett retired from teaching after 30 years. A job at Rosie’s Posies Flower Shop soon evolved into volunteer work at the Merrimack library. When a vacancy opened, she became a paid staffer. A decade later, in 1984, Bennett’s husband of 45 years passed away. She focused on her work at the library and retired not long ago, in 2009.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Little did her friends know they would see Bennett riding in a Conestoga wagon during the Independence Day Parade in 2011. She was the parade’s grand marshal and the recipient of the Boston Post Cane, a historical artifact traditionally granted to the oldest resident of the town. The gold-capped, ebony cane was one of more than 400 distributed in 1901 to towns in the readership area of the Boston Post.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> The newspaper’s editor sent the canes with the request they be granted to the eldest resident of each town. Bennett and others considered for the cane rode aboard the wagon, according to the Merrimack Historical Society’s summer newsletter of 2011. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Bennett, a member of Our Lady of Mercy Church, continued her stewardship as Merrimack’s holder of the Boston Post Cane. She cherished a replica of it. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> The original is held for safekeeping at Merrimack’s Town Hall.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The road at the middle school is named Madeline Bennett Way, in honor of her dedication.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Members of her family include her daughter, Beverly Haseltine and husband Mark; five grandchildren, Megan Lambert and husband Robert, and their children, Levi, Lincoln and Lilia, Jonathan Haseltine and wife Emily, and their children, Chloe and Avery, Matthew Haseltine and wife Elissa, and their children, Shea, Ty and Chase, Trevor Haseltine and wife Heidi, Beau Haseltine and wife Holly; a niece, Shirley Hand and husband Donald; and a nephew, William Haven and wife Beth.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Calling hours will be held in the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack Monday Sept. 22, 2014 from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 9:30 AM. Burial will follow in Last Rest Cemetery, Merrimack, NH. Those who wish, the family requests memorial contribution to the Merrimack Public Library, Children’s section, 470 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH 03054.</p> David Roland Gagne http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046818-466/david-roland-gagne.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046818-466/david-roland-gagne.html#disqus_thread Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:02:27 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">David Roland Gagne, 42, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at SNHMC in Nashua. He was born on May 20, 1972 in Lowell, MA, the son of Paul Gagne and Priscilla.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He enjoyed playing pool, singing, and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed teaching his nieces and nephews life lessons and watching them grow up.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> David is survived by his mother, Priscilla Gagne; his brother Kevin Gagne and his wife Donna and their four children, Kevin, Jessica, Joshua and Jeremy; his sister, Nancy Nguyen and her husband Nghia and their two children Christy and Nghia; his sister, Kathy Gilbert and her husband William and their three children, Jacob, William and Tabitha; as well as his sister, Rose Gagne and her three children, Justin, Angela and Amy. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">SERVICES: Services will be held privately. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=YONt$sCsUu_u2qyaoJtPF8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvPy4yxdSBYGNHMQRTDRJywWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">David Roland Gagne, 42, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at SNHMC in Nashua. He was born on May 20, 1972 in Lowell, MA, the son of Paul Gagne and Priscilla.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He enjoyed playing pool, singing, and spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoyed teaching his nieces and nephews life lessons and watching them grow up.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> David is survived by his mother, Priscilla Gagne; his brother Kevin Gagne and his wife Donna and their four children, Kevin, Jessica, Joshua and Jeremy; his sister, Nancy Nguyen and her husband Nghia and their two children Christy and Nghia; his sister, Kathy Gilbert and her husband William and their three children, Jacob, William and Tabitha; as well as his sister, Rose Gagne and her three children, Justin, Angela and Amy. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">SERVICES: Services will be held privately. The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”</p> Richard D. Morlock http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046819-466/richard-d.-morlock.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046819-466/richard-d.-morlock.html#disqus_thread Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:02:32 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Richard D. Morlock, 61, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 under the loving care of the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. He was born on February 13, 1953 in Baltimore, Maryland, son of Charles and Bella (Bigris) Morlock.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He was the husband of Cynthia Morlock. They were married in 1991 in Tijuana, Mexico.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Richard worked as an electrical engineer for Falcon Process Systems. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the log cabin he built in Maine. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He was an avid fly fisher, remote control aviation enthusiast, and enjoyed a large cigar on occasion as well.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Along with his wife of 23 years, Cynthia, he is survived by his three children, Colton Morlock, Maxwell Morlock, and Lindsey Morlock.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">SERVICES: Visiting Hours will be held today, Sunday, September 22, 2014, 2-4pm at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street in Nashua. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution in Richard’s name to Community Hospice House, c/o Development, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua is assisting the family with arrangements. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">An online guest book is available at www.davis<br/>funeralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=dPQQdApJJ1H_ZMAaetTMYM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsMDPqVxsmJPCE_i3vCyxuzWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Richard D. Morlock, 61, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 under the loving care of the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. He was born on February 13, 1953 in Baltimore, Maryland, son of Charles and Bella (Bigris) Morlock.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He was the husband of Cynthia Morlock. They were married in 1991 in Tijuana, Mexico.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Richard worked as an electrical engineer for Falcon Process Systems. He enjoyed spending time with his family at the log cabin he built in Maine. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He was an avid fly fisher, remote control aviation enthusiast, and enjoyed a large cigar on occasion as well.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Along with his wife of 23 years, Cynthia, he is survived by his three children, Colton Morlock, Maxwell Morlock, and Lindsey Morlock.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">SERVICES: Visiting Hours will be held today, Sunday, September 22, 2014, 2-4pm at Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street in Nashua. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Those who wish may make a memorial contribution in Richard’s name to Community Hospice House, c/o Development, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua is assisting the family with arrangements. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">An online guest book is available at www.davis<br/>funeralhomenh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”</p> Joyce Anita (Lesch) Blundon http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046820-466/joyce-anita-lesch-blundon.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046820-466/joyce-anita-lesch-blundon.html#disqus_thread Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:02:38 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">MADISON/NORTH MADISON – The Blundon Family joins in celebrating the life of Joyce Anita (Lesch) Blundon. She went to join her husband and God on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital, surrounded by all of her children.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Born on December 17, 1931, in Buffalo, New York, to the proud parents of the late Gomer G. and Anne Lesch, and her brother Gomer. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">While at a church picnic she pointed out Robert W. Blundon to a girlfriend, saying that’s the man she was going to marry and on July 28, 1951 she and Bob were married. It was a special and blessed marriage of more than 50 years.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Family was a very important part of her life and she knew she wanted a large family. Having a large family meant that the apartment in Buffalo, NY, would be too small and this brought them their first house in Tonawanda, NY. It was just right for starting a family. Her husband accepted a new job in New Haven, Ct. Which lead Joyce and Bob to purchase their home in Madison in 1959, where they would spend the next 50 years raising and enjoying their family. Joyce would remain in the home she loved for the rest of her earthly life. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Her spiritual faith was another very strong part of her life. Starting young and on her own she would always strive to learn about our Lord and live a Christian life, sharing the word of the Lord and giving guidance to others. Her years of service as a member and deacon of the North Madison Congregational Church allowed her achieve many spiritual rewards and blessings.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She worked a variety of waitress jobs in the area, mostly the midnight shift so that she could be with her family during daytime hours. It was during this time, she learned about the world of trucking. The truck drivers would always talk about their trucks. So she created “her own” truck which she described as a all chrome – Peterbilt with a cab under instead of a cab over, to haul a load canaries south on weekends, making sure to hit the cages at the weigh station in order to make the load lighter. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">As the family grew, she changed jobs to start a rewarding career at Cheesebourgh Ponds. She started on the manufacturing floor, then into Quality Control area and finishing in the Logistics Dept. Later on she was involved with two of her sons at Madison Earth Care Garden Center. All of these jobs had one thing in common, being able to talk to people about her family and make new friends.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Her interests were many but it was about learning something new, working with people and sharing her family stories. Her part time-work at Hilda’s Yarn Shop meant that she could pursue her knitting, sewing and quitting passions. The earlier years were spent taking the kids to the Museum of Science in Buffalo, down to the waterfront fishing, or explaining the different kinds of birds at the bird feeder. Her adventurous spirit was always trying to learn more! </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Gardening often was her way to learn and teach how to grow things including the family bonds. It allowed her to become very good at spoiling the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Being an avid reader allowed her to share and have extended conversations with family and any one to listen! </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">There were so many areas of interest for her, Newfoundland, Vermont, Hospice Care, Clown Ministry, the outdoors, water, fishing, reading, and learning. The joys of her life were her husband, family, friends, and storytelling, sharing family stories, humor, and just being a part of her family life. Friends always were a part of her life and important to her. She was certainly wise, knowledgeable, and funny. She would remind us all to remember, “That life is short so eat dessert first.” She was the center of our family and our rock to rely on.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Her husband, Robert W. Blundon, entered eternal life in 2001. She is survived by her brother, Gomer Lesch, Bowling Green, KY; her children, Leslie (Laura) Blundon, Litchfield, NH, Robert (Melissa) Blundon, Timothy (Kathy) Blundon, Rev. Robin Blundon, all of Madison, CT Thomas (Margaret) Blundon, Niantic, CT, Elizabeth (Brian) Spencer, Guilford, CT, Andrew (Pam) Blundon, Monmouth, ME; and her grandchildren, Joanna Carrier, Sarasota, FL, Christopher (Meghan) Blundon, Litchfield, NH, Meredith (Jeff) Young, Rachael (Alex) Klein, Abigail Blundon, Katherine Blundon, Robert Blundon, all of Madison, CT, Timothy Briggs, Glastonbury, CT, Shane Donohue, Boston, MA, Julie (GR) Nash, Chester, CT, James (Rebecca) Blundon, Charlestown, NH, Rebecca (Andrew) Hastings, Jason Spencer, Andrew Spencer, Aimee Spencer, Kaycee Spencer, Jessica Spencer, Christian Spencer all of Guilford, CT (and Emili Mahon of Branford, CT), Grace and Hope Blundon, of Madison, CT, Robert (Jamie) Blundon, Monmouth ME, Drew Blundon, Samantha Blundon, Autumn Blundon, all of Monmouth, ME, Renee Blundon, Tanzania, Alisa (Kim) Blundon, Myanmar, Andrea (Steve) Simmons, Amanda (Joshua) Seekins, both of Augusta, ME, Faith Hatheway, Waterbury, CT; along with 14 great-<br/>grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Last but not least, her best friend and her canine companion of many years, Sassy.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> In keeping with Joyce’s wishes, there will be “Joyce’s Coffee Hour” on Monday, September 20, 2014 at the North Madison Congregational Church from 5pm to 7pm. Family and friends will share stories and coffee. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A memorial service will be held at the North Madison Congregational Church in North Madison, CT on Tuesday, 21 September 2014 at 1:00 pm. Please know Joyce felt this was a celebration of her faithful life, please dress comfortably, in bright colors! </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to one of her favorite charities: United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 8085 Saltsburg Road Suite 201, Pittsburg, PA 15239, Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or Show Hope, PO Box 647, Franklin, TN 37065. Please visit www.swanfuneralhomemadison.com for tributes and condolences.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=1Yq9NFEnBLE02c4ZBK8yB8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuVhNskaJHQtwSic1Amt7$rWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">MADISON/NORTH MADISON – The Blundon Family joins in celebrating the life of Joyce Anita (Lesch) Blundon. She went to join her husband and God on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Yale New Haven Hospital, surrounded by all of her children.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Born on December 17, 1931, in Buffalo, New York, to the proud parents of the late Gomer G. and Anne Lesch, and her brother Gomer. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">While at a church picnic she pointed out Robert W. Blundon to a girlfriend, saying that’s the man she was going to marry and on July 28, 1951 she and Bob were married. It was a special and blessed marriage of more than 50 years.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Family was a very important part of her life and she knew she wanted a large family. Having a large family meant that the apartment in Buffalo, NY, would be too small and this brought them their first house in Tonawanda, NY. It was just right for starting a family. Her husband accepted a new job in New Haven, Ct. Which lead Joyce and Bob to purchase their home in Madison in 1959, where they would spend the next 50 years raising and enjoying their family. Joyce would remain in the home she loved for the rest of her earthly life. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Her spiritual faith was another very strong part of her life. Starting young and on her own she would always strive to learn about our Lord and live a Christian life, sharing the word of the Lord and giving guidance to others. Her years of service as a member and deacon of the North Madison Congregational Church allowed her achieve many spiritual rewards and blessings.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She worked a variety of waitress jobs in the area, mostly the midnight shift so that she could be with her family during daytime hours. It was during this time, she learned about the world of trucking. The truck drivers would always talk about their trucks. So she created “her own” truck which she described as a all chrome – Peterbilt with a cab under instead of a cab over, to haul a load canaries south on weekends, making sure to hit the cages at the weigh station in order to make the load lighter. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">As the family grew, she changed jobs to start a rewarding career at Cheesebourgh Ponds. She started on the manufacturing floor, then into Quality Control area and finishing in the Logistics Dept. Later on she was involved with two of her sons at Madison Earth Care Garden Center. All of these jobs had one thing in common, being able to talk to people about her family and make new friends.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Her interests were many but it was about learning something new, working with people and sharing her family stories. Her part time-work at Hilda’s Yarn Shop meant that she could pursue her knitting, sewing and quitting passions. The earlier years were spent taking the kids to the Museum of Science in Buffalo, down to the waterfront fishing, or explaining the different kinds of birds at the bird feeder. Her adventurous spirit was always trying to learn more! </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Gardening often was her way to learn and teach how to grow things including the family bonds. It allowed her to become very good at spoiling the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Being an avid reader allowed her to share and have extended conversations with family and any one to listen! </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">There were so many areas of interest for her, Newfoundland, Vermont, Hospice Care, Clown Ministry, the outdoors, water, fishing, reading, and learning. The joys of her life were her husband, family, friends, and storytelling, sharing family stories, humor, and just being a part of her family life. Friends always were a part of her life and important to her. She was certainly wise, knowledgeable, and funny. She would remind us all to remember, “That life is short so eat dessert first.” She was the center of our family and our rock to rely on.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Her husband, Robert W. Blundon, entered eternal life in 2001. She is survived by her brother, Gomer Lesch, Bowling Green, KY; her children, Leslie (Laura) Blundon, Litchfield, NH, Robert (Melissa) Blundon, Timothy (Kathy) Blundon, Rev. Robin Blundon, all of Madison, CT Thomas (Margaret) Blundon, Niantic, CT, Elizabeth (Brian) Spencer, Guilford, CT, Andrew (Pam) Blundon, Monmouth, ME; and her grandchildren, Joanna Carrier, Sarasota, FL, Christopher (Meghan) Blundon, Litchfield, NH, Meredith (Jeff) Young, Rachael (Alex) Klein, Abigail Blundon, Katherine Blundon, Robert Blundon, all of Madison, CT, Timothy Briggs, Glastonbury, CT, Shane Donohue, Boston, MA, Julie (GR) Nash, Chester, CT, James (Rebecca) Blundon, Charlestown, NH, Rebecca (Andrew) Hastings, Jason Spencer, Andrew Spencer, Aimee Spencer, Kaycee Spencer, Jessica Spencer, Christian Spencer all of Guilford, CT (and Emili Mahon of Branford, CT), Grace and Hope Blundon, of Madison, CT, Robert (Jamie) Blundon, Monmouth ME, Drew Blundon, Samantha Blundon, Autumn Blundon, all of Monmouth, ME, Renee Blundon, Tanzania, Alisa (Kim) Blundon, Myanmar, Andrea (Steve) Simmons, Amanda (Joshua) Seekins, both of Augusta, ME, Faith Hatheway, Waterbury, CT; along with 14 great-<br/>grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Last but not least, her best friend and her canine companion of many years, Sassy.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> In keeping with Joyce’s wishes, there will be “Joyce’s Coffee Hour” on Monday, September 20, 2014 at the North Madison Congregational Church from 5pm to 7pm. Family and friends will share stories and coffee. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A memorial service will be held at the North Madison Congregational Church in North Madison, CT on Tuesday, 21 September 2014 at 1:00 pm. Please know Joyce felt this was a celebration of her faithful life, please dress comfortably, in bright colors! </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to one of her favorite charities: United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, 8085 Saltsburg Road Suite 201, Pittsburg, PA 15239, Operation Smile, 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, Autism Speaks, 1060 State Road, 2nd Floor, Princeton, NJ 08540 or Show Hope, PO Box 647, Franklin, TN 37065. Please visit www.swanfuneralhomemadison.com for tributes and condolences.</p> Edward Alan Miller http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046821-466/edward-alan-miller.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046821-466/edward-alan-miller.html#disqus_thread Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:02:45 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Edward Alan Miller, of Castine, Maine, died in Bangor, Maine, on September 5, 2014. He was 92 years old. He leaves five children, Edward Jr. and his wife Sarah, of Montpelier, VT, Elizabeth Miller and her husband the Rev. Joseph Schulte, of Evansville, IN, Marion Fisher and her husband Walton Low, of Las Cruces, NM, Jane Saltsman, of Milford, NH, and John Miller and his wife Suzanne, of Port Charlotte, FL. He also leaves a brother, Robert Miller, of Oxon Hill, MD; and a sister, Jane Robison, of Asheville, NC. He also leaves five grandchildren, Amy and Andrew Fisher, Brett and Kristin Saltsman, and Aaron Poirier; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. His wife of 67 years, Mary Jane, died in February.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">In 1977, he joined Sanders Associates in Nashua, NH, where he was President, Federal Systems Group, and retired from Sanders in 1984 as Executive Vice President. He was also recognized as a Pioneer of Space Technology by the U.S. Government, and was honored by the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 1985. In 2005, he was awarded the nationally recognized Charles Stark Draper Prize, for pre-<br/>eminence in engineering. That award was largely in recognition of Ed’s role in the Discoverer/Corona project while working for General Electric Company in the 1960s.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">There will be a celebration of Ed’s life at the Castine Trinitarian Congregational Church on September 27, at 11:00 a.m. A committal in the Castine Cemetery will be held later, at the family’s convenience.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=uQUXQi8Ovc3ifzq8fuEd$8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuMx7ShWyLuFDrBS$TxQo9yWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Edward Alan Miller, of Castine, Maine, died in Bangor, Maine, on September 5, 2014. He was 92 years old. He leaves five children, Edward Jr. and his wife Sarah, of Montpelier, VT, Elizabeth Miller and her husband the Rev. Joseph Schulte, of Evansville, IN, Marion Fisher and her husband Walton Low, of Las Cruces, NM, Jane Saltsman, of Milford, NH, and John Miller and his wife Suzanne, of Port Charlotte, FL. He also leaves a brother, Robert Miller, of Oxon Hill, MD; and a sister, Jane Robison, of Asheville, NC. He also leaves five grandchildren, Amy and Andrew Fisher, Brett and Kristin Saltsman, and Aaron Poirier; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. His wife of 67 years, Mary Jane, died in February.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">In 1977, he joined Sanders Associates in Nashua, NH, where he was President, Federal Systems Group, and retired from Sanders in 1984 as Executive Vice President. He was also recognized as a Pioneer of Space Technology by the U.S. Government, and was honored by the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 1985. In 2005, he was awarded the nationally recognized Charles Stark Draper Prize, for pre-<br/>eminence in engineering. That award was largely in recognition of Ed’s role in the Discoverer/Corona project while working for General Electric Company in the 1960s.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">There will be a celebration of Ed’s life at the Castine Trinitarian Congregational Church on September 27, at 11:00 a.m. A committal in the Castine Cemetery will be held later, at the family’s convenience.</p> John G. David http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046822-466/john-g.-david.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046822-466/john-g.-david.html#disqus_thread Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:02:51 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">AMHERST, NH – John G. David, 72, resident of Amherst, NH, died on September 12, 2014 in Andover, Massachusetts, due to complications from Cruetzfeldt-Jakob disease.&nbsp;</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He was born in Port Chester, NY on July 30, 1942, son of John A. David, Jr. and Muriel Gower David. &nbsp;John and his brother Edward grew up in Mamaroneck, NY, attending Rye Methodist Church. He joined the Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Rye Neck High School, and earned his BA in English from Bates College in Lewiston, ME, of which he remained an ardent supporter throughout his life.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">After graduation in 1964 he was awarded the Graduate Internship in Radio and Television at the University of Texas. He completed additional coursework there in Philosophy, Physics and Electrical Engineering, and applied those credits towards his MA in Philosophy from the University of Connecticut in 1966. He taught philosophy at Nassau Community College from 1966 to 1969.&nbsp;</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">While living in New York City he met and married Eva Reque (Steege) and launched his professional technical career at Tektronix, Inc. This led to a move to Portland, OR, for a post at Tektronix headquarters in 1973. There he completed an MBA at the University of Portland. After their two children were born and entered school, the family moved to Amherst, NH in 1980, where John made his home for 34 years.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He was an active member of the Congregational Church of Amherst, UCC, where he was well known. He volunteered regularly, served on multiple committees, sang bass in the choir, and played the cello for special services several times a year.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John had a long career in technical sales, marketing and product management, starting with Tektronix, and including long service at Digital Equipment Corporation, and, most recently, Cushcraft Corp.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">An avid amateur radio “ham,” John received his first FCC operating license at the young age of 12. He eventually attained his extra-class license – a notable achievement – with call sign KB1T. An active member of the Amateur Radio Relay League, he frequently competed in global contests and field expeditions, and launched a yearly photo-calendar business dedicated to ham radio.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John was the founder and driving force behind the annual Souhegan Valley CROP Walk Against Hunger, part of a coordinated set of similar walks in communities around the world. The Souhegan Valley walk has grown every year, and now raises many tens of thousands of dollars each year to help end hunger locally and abroad. This year was the 25th anniversary of the Souhegan Valley CROP walk.&nbsp;</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John was also a member and leader in the Amherst Lions Club, and a board member of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra, for which he played the cello. In the last 15 years he became very active in the NH Democratic Party, showing a strong commitment to issues pertaining to the environment, education and economic justice. He wrote many letters to the editor on these topics.&nbsp;</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">In addition, John enjoyed traveling, sailing, skiing and the outdoors. &nbsp;He had a lifelong passion for learning and was currently pursuing a MA in Philosophy at Boston University, with a concentration in the History and Philosophy of Science. He had hoped to return to teaching philosophy.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John’s first marriage ended in 1994. He remarried in 1997 to Nancy A. (Dillman) David. He was predeceased by Nancy, who died in 2011, and by his brother’s daughter, Emma, who died in 2002 of a brain injury.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Family members include his fiancée, Elizabeth Rubino of Haverhill, MA; &nbsp;son, John R. David and his wife, Jos K. Hill of San Francisco, CA; daughter, Katherine F. David of Manassas, VA; three grandchildren, Alessandra, Lucia and Etienna, daughters of Katherine; brother, Edward David and his wife, Janice of Farmington, ME; and nephew, Andrew David of New York, NY.&nbsp;</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> A memorial service will be held on October 4, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Congregational Church of Amherst, UCC, 11 Church Street, Amherst, NH. &nbsp;Burial will be in Black Point Cemetery, Scarborough, ME at a later date. &nbsp;In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Souhegan Valley CROP Walk. (donate at&nbsp;http://www.svnhcropwalk.org/&nbsp;or by mail at PO Box 1015, Amherst, NH 03031). Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. &nbsp;To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to&nbsp;www.smith-heald.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=HtZpfUu2esTnSSmXRCqHY8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvEmD9w$H4BWVlumCceLRrhWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">AMHERST, NH – John G. David, 72, resident of Amherst, NH, died on September 12, 2014 in Andover, Massachusetts, due to complications from Cruetzfeldt-Jakob disease.&nbsp;</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He was born in Port Chester, NY on July 30, 1942, son of John A. David, Jr. and Muriel Gower David. &nbsp;John and his brother Edward grew up in Mamaroneck, NY, attending Rye Methodist Church. He joined the Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. He graduated from Rye Neck High School, and earned his BA in English from Bates College in Lewiston, ME, of which he remained an ardent supporter throughout his life.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">After graduation in 1964 he was awarded the Graduate Internship in Radio and Television at the University of Texas. He completed additional coursework there in Philosophy, Physics and Electrical Engineering, and applied those credits towards his MA in Philosophy from the University of Connecticut in 1966. He taught philosophy at Nassau Community College from 1966 to 1969.&nbsp;</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">While living in New York City he met and married Eva Reque (Steege) and launched his professional technical career at Tektronix, Inc. This led to a move to Portland, OR, for a post at Tektronix headquarters in 1973. There he completed an MBA at the University of Portland. After their two children were born and entered school, the family moved to Amherst, NH in 1980, where John made his home for 34 years.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He was an active member of the Congregational Church of Amherst, UCC, where he was well known. He volunteered regularly, served on multiple committees, sang bass in the choir, and played the cello for special services several times a year.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John had a long career in technical sales, marketing and product management, starting with Tektronix, and including long service at Digital Equipment Corporation, and, most recently, Cushcraft Corp.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">An avid amateur radio “ham,” John received his first FCC operating license at the young age of 12. He eventually attained his extra-class license – a notable achievement – with call sign KB1T. An active member of the Amateur Radio Relay League, he frequently competed in global contests and field expeditions, and launched a yearly photo-calendar business dedicated to ham radio.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John was the founder and driving force behind the annual Souhegan Valley CROP Walk Against Hunger, part of a coordinated set of similar walks in communities around the world. The Souhegan Valley walk has grown every year, and now raises many tens of thousands of dollars each year to help end hunger locally and abroad. This year was the 25th anniversary of the Souhegan Valley CROP walk.&nbsp;</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John was also a member and leader in the Amherst Lions Club, and a board member of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra, for which he played the cello. In the last 15 years he became very active in the NH Democratic Party, showing a strong commitment to issues pertaining to the environment, education and economic justice. He wrote many letters to the editor on these topics.&nbsp;</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">In addition, John enjoyed traveling, sailing, skiing and the outdoors. &nbsp;He had a lifelong passion for learning and was currently pursuing a MA in Philosophy at Boston University, with a concentration in the History and Philosophy of Science. He had hoped to return to teaching philosophy.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John’s first marriage ended in 1994. He remarried in 1997 to Nancy A. (Dillman) David. He was predeceased by Nancy, who died in 2011, and by his brother’s daughter, Emma, who died in 2002 of a brain injury.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Family members include his fiancée, Elizabeth Rubino of Haverhill, MA; &nbsp;son, John R. David and his wife, Jos K. Hill of San Francisco, CA; daughter, Katherine F. David of Manassas, VA; three grandchildren, Alessandra, Lucia and Etienna, daughters of Katherine; brother, Edward David and his wife, Janice of Farmington, ME; and nephew, Andrew David of New York, NY.&nbsp;</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> A memorial service will be held on October 4, 2014 at 11:00 am at the Congregational Church of Amherst, UCC, 11 Church Street, Amherst, NH. &nbsp;Burial will be in Black Point Cemetery, Scarborough, ME at a later date. &nbsp;In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Souhegan Valley CROP Walk. (donate at&nbsp;http://www.svnhcropwalk.org/&nbsp;or by mail at PO Box 1015, Amherst, NH 03031). Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. &nbsp;To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to&nbsp;www.smith-heald.com.</p> David Lloyd Banks http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046823-466/david-lloyd-banks.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046823-466/david-lloyd-banks.html#disqus_thread Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:02:57 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">David Lloyd Banks 62, a resident of Pepperell passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 11, 2014. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> David was born in Waltham, MA October 7, 1951 the only child of the late Horton K. and the late Virginia M. (Hills), both of Mass. He was married 31 years to the late Bettejane (Orben) Banks of North Reading, Ma. He was a graduate of Waltham High School class of 1969. He was part of the Navy reserves in the early 1970s. He was a self-taught engineer working in the medical electronics industry for most of his career. He was an avid amateur radio enthusiast belonging to the Nashua Area Radio Club, callsign N1SUE. He enjoyed tinkering with electronics, driving and model railroading.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He is survived by a daughter, Tracy (Banks) and son-in-law Karl Lundstedt of Merrimack, NH; sons, Christopher and daughter-in-law Ana (Hanks) of Hudson, NH; and David of Pepperell. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Jesse, Meghan, Angelica, Nicholas, Nathaniel and Benjamin.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, September 23, 10 AM at the Hamilton-McGaffigan FH, 37 Main St. (Rte 113), Pepperell. Visiting hrs. Monday 6-8 PM. Please see www.mcgaffigan<br/>funeral.com. </p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=T2jpMRBHj26wlX0Vg4zd_8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsXd0JhO$EWsf982$frZ2w0WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">David Lloyd Banks 62, a resident of Pepperell passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 11, 2014. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> David was born in Waltham, MA October 7, 1951 the only child of the late Horton K. and the late Virginia M. (Hills), both of Mass. He was married 31 years to the late Bettejane (Orben) Banks of North Reading, Ma. He was a graduate of Waltham High School class of 1969. He was part of the Navy reserves in the early 1970s. He was a self-taught engineer working in the medical electronics industry for most of his career. He was an avid amateur radio enthusiast belonging to the Nashua Area Radio Club, callsign N1SUE. He enjoyed tinkering with electronics, driving and model railroading.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He is survived by a daughter, Tracy (Banks) and son-in-law Karl Lundstedt of Merrimack, NH; sons, Christopher and daughter-in-law Ana (Hanks) of Hudson, NH; and David of Pepperell. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, Jesse, Meghan, Angelica, Nicholas, Nathaniel and Benjamin.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, September 23, 10 AM at the Hamilton-McGaffigan FH, 37 Main St. (Rte 113), Pepperell. Visiting hrs. Monday 6-8 PM. Please see www.mcgaffigan<br/>funeral.com. </p> Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ A. Paradise http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046824-466/jacqueline-jackie-a.-paradise.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046824-466/jacqueline-jackie-a.-paradise.html#disqus_thread Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:03:02 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Jacqueline “Jackie” A. Paradise, 62, of Hudson, NH passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua, NH. She was born June 11, 1952 in Nashua. She is the daughter of the late Maurice G. and Rita L. (Berthiaume) Paradise.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Jackie graduated from Mt. St. Mary Seminary in Nashua and also from NH Vocational Technical College. She worked for Nashua Corp. and later for BAE Systems in Nashua for 34 years. She loved shopping, sewing, cooking, bingo and scrapbooking. More than anything, Jackie loved spending quality time with her daughter, Amy. She was a friend to many and will be dearly missed.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She is survived by her daughter, Amy Raymond of Nashua; two brothers, Gerald Paradise and his wife Donna of Hillsboro, NH and Normand Paradise and his wife Debbie of Ellenton, FL; her sister, Diane Patten of Hudson; and a dear family friend, Sandra Rose Lamontagne of Hudson.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Visiting hours will be held Monday, September 22, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in the St. Laurent Funeral Home, 116 Elm St., Nashua. A Christian Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am on Tuesday at the Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad St., Nashua. After cremation, burial will take place at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Nashua at a later date. Condolences may be offered at www.stlaurentfuneralhome.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=xwbtvl5H$3PZkB5DS_Ircc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtirDJbqT6NNmcZhoAS8T1HWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Jacqueline “Jackie” A. Paradise, 62, of Hudson, NH passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua, NH. She was born June 11, 1952 in Nashua. She is the daughter of the late Maurice G. and Rita L. (Berthiaume) Paradise.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Jackie graduated from Mt. St. Mary Seminary in Nashua and also from NH Vocational Technical College. She worked for Nashua Corp. and later for BAE Systems in Nashua for 34 years. She loved shopping, sewing, cooking, bingo and scrapbooking. More than anything, Jackie loved spending quality time with her daughter, Amy. She was a friend to many and will be dearly missed.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She is survived by her daughter, Amy Raymond of Nashua; two brothers, Gerald Paradise and his wife Donna of Hillsboro, NH and Normand Paradise and his wife Debbie of Ellenton, FL; her sister, Diane Patten of Hudson; and a dear family friend, Sandra Rose Lamontagne of Hudson.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Visiting hours will be held Monday, September 22, 2014 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm in the St. Laurent Funeral Home, 116 Elm St., Nashua. A Christian Mass will be celebrated at 11:00am on Tuesday at the Parish of the Resurrection, 449 Broad St., Nashua. After cremation, burial will take place at the St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Nashua at a later date. Condolences may be offered at www.stlaurentfuneralhome.com.</p> Joseph Alec Gendron http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046825-466/joseph-alec-gendron.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046825-466/joseph-alec-gendron.html#disqus_thread Sun, 21 Sep 2014 23:03:08 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph Alec Gendron, 93, of Nashua, NH, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Greenbrier Terrace Nursing Facility in Nashua, NH surrounded by loving family.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Joseph was born on July 21, 1921 in Derry, NH, son of the late Joseph and Clarisse (Lavoie) Gendron and was also predeceased by his loving wife, Jeanne (Lafrance) Gendron; and two brothers, Albert and Romeo Gendron.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph served his country honorably in the Army and for more than 25 years was employed by Producers Dairy as a milkman. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph formerly coached Ward 9 baseball in Nashua and enjoyed watching UNH Hockey. He was a very handy man to have around and always helped out.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph is survived by a daughter, Annette J. Lavoie of Nashua, NH; Sally Eastman, who held a special place in the family; a brother, Rene Gendron and wife Theresa of Hudson, NH; a sister-in-law, Julie Gendron of Hudson, NH; a grandson, Robert Lavoie and wife Kim of Knoxville, TN; two great-grandchildren, Adeline and Nathan; two nieces, Estelle, Yvonne and husband Greg; and a dear friend, Sheila.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00am in St. Louis de Gonzague Church, 48 West Hollis St., Nashua, NH. All may meet at church. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery in Nashua. To share an online message of condolence or for directions, please visit www.dumont<br/>sullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=kLlm$jKwvjj2kaQ6oedrys$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuxyhed3HDb9FlXTu32SpPHWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph Alec Gendron, 93, of Nashua, NH, died Friday, September 19, 2014 at Greenbrier Terrace Nursing Facility in Nashua, NH surrounded by loving family.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Joseph was born on July 21, 1921 in Derry, NH, son of the late Joseph and Clarisse (Lavoie) Gendron and was also predeceased by his loving wife, Jeanne (Lafrance) Gendron; and two brothers, Albert and Romeo Gendron.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph served his country honorably in the Army and for more than 25 years was employed by Producers Dairy as a milkman. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph formerly coached Ward 9 baseball in Nashua and enjoyed watching UNH Hockey. He was a very handy man to have around and always helped out.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph is survived by a daughter, Annette J. Lavoie of Nashua, NH; Sally Eastman, who held a special place in the family; a brother, Rene Gendron and wife Theresa of Hudson, NH; a sister-in-law, Julie Gendron of Hudson, NH; a grandson, Robert Lavoie and wife Kim of Knoxville, TN; two great-grandchildren, Adeline and Nathan; two nieces, Estelle, Yvonne and husband Greg; and a dear friend, Sheila.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A Funeral Mass will begin at 10:00am in St. Louis de Gonzague Church, 48 West Hollis St., Nashua, NH. All may meet at church. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery in Nashua. To share an online message of condolence or for directions, please visit www.dumont<br/>sullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.</p> Aaron R. Aho http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046768-466/aaron-r.-aho.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046768-466/aaron-r.-aho.html#disqus_thread Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:10 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">New Ipswich – Aaron R. Aho 33, died unexpectedly at his home on September 17, 2014.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Aaron was born February 25, 1981 in Fitchburg MA, son of Raymond and Patsy (Hannu) Aho. Upon graduation from high school, Aaron began working at his family business, Aho Construction, serving in different capacities and was a Vice President.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Aaron loved the Lord and his family. He was active on the building committee for Hope Fellowship Church future building project in Jaffrey, NH. Aaron spent much of his free time enjoying the outdoors with his wife and children, either camping or doing other recreational activities.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">In addition to his parents, Aaron is survived by his loving wife of 7 years, Kathleen “Katie” (Rakebrant) Aho and their 4 children Tyra, Asher, Trace and Cashton, all of New Ipswich; his siblings, Jana and her husband James Combes of Greer, SC, Pauline and her husband Eric Seppala of Campobello, SC, Bonnie and her husband Jeffrey Parkkonen of Greer, SC, Brenda and her husband Ryan Seppala, Reuben Aho and his wife Ashley, Jennifer and her husband Brian Henault, Abram Aho and his wife Chanel; Alexa and her husband Casey Clark, and Destiny Aho, all of New Ipswich; Bridgett and her husband Jared Muhonen of Taylors, SC, Anthony Aho of Greer, SC, and Ethan and his wife Simone Aho of Rindge; also his in-laws, John and Dale Ann Rakebrandt of Groton, MA and Matthew and his wife Becca Rakebrandt of Manchester, NH, and many many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00PM at the site of the new Hope Fellowship Church, 16 Prescott Road, Jaffrey, NH.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A funeral service will be held for Aaron on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM, also at the site of the new Hope Fellowship Church. Pastors Lars Traffie and Lars Stenersen will be officiating.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">To share memories or photos with Aaron’s family or to send condolences please visit his permanent online memorial at www.cournoyerfh.com</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=GAbOkz$qUxbdeUu1Gb37oM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtV9gCO3j1XQSSgNszY$sJNWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">New Ipswich – Aaron R. Aho 33, died unexpectedly at his home on September 17, 2014.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Aaron was born February 25, 1981 in Fitchburg MA, son of Raymond and Patsy (Hannu) Aho. Upon graduation from high school, Aaron began working at his family business, Aho Construction, serving in different capacities and was a Vice President.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Aaron loved the Lord and his family. He was active on the building committee for Hope Fellowship Church future building project in Jaffrey, NH. Aaron spent much of his free time enjoying the outdoors with his wife and children, either camping or doing other recreational activities.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">In addition to his parents, Aaron is survived by his loving wife of 7 years, Kathleen “Katie” (Rakebrant) Aho and their 4 children Tyra, Asher, Trace and Cashton, all of New Ipswich; his siblings, Jana and her husband James Combes of Greer, SC, Pauline and her husband Eric Seppala of Campobello, SC, Bonnie and her husband Jeffrey Parkkonen of Greer, SC, Brenda and her husband Ryan Seppala, Reuben Aho and his wife Ashley, Jennifer and her husband Brian Henault, Abram Aho and his wife Chanel; Alexa and her husband Casey Clark, and Destiny Aho, all of New Ipswich; Bridgett and her husband Jared Muhonen of Taylors, SC, Anthony Aho of Greer, SC, and Ethan and his wife Simone Aho of Rindge; also his in-laws, John and Dale Ann Rakebrandt of Groton, MA and Matthew and his wife Becca Rakebrandt of Manchester, NH, and many many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00PM at the site of the new Hope Fellowship Church, 16 Prescott Road, Jaffrey, NH.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A funeral service will be held for Aaron on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM, also at the site of the new Hope Fellowship Church. Pastors Lars Traffie and Lars Stenersen will be officiating.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">To share memories or photos with Aaron’s family or to send condolences please visit his permanent online memorial at www.cournoyerfh.com</p> Mary E. Wingood http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046769-466/mary-e.-wingood.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046769-466/mary-e.-wingood.html#disqus_thread Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:01:19 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mary E. Wingood, 78, of Nashua passed away on Thursday September 18, 2014 at her home.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mary was born in New York on October 24, 1935, a daughter of the late Patrick and Alma (Smith) Wingood.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mary had been employed at St. Joseph Hospital for 33 years. Following her retirement, she became a volunteer at the hospital for the past 10 years. She loved animals and doing crafts, especially knitting crocheting and embroidery. Most of the items she made were donated to St. Joseph Hospital. Mary loved to walk, going to the YMCA almost daily and she enjoyed going to the beach. She was a very spiritual person and she loved to pray the rosary. Mary was a communicant of St. Joseph the Worker Parish.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mary leaves behind her lifelong friend, Frances Lisa of Nashua; a very close friend, Natalie Undercofler of Hudson; her family at St. Joseph Hospital; and many other dear friends. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held on Sunday September 21, 2014 in the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St., Nashua from 4 to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday September 22, 2014 in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 West Hollis St., Nashua, at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery. To view an on-line memorial, send a condolence or for more information, go to www.anctil-rochette.com. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St., Nashua.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mary E. Wingood, 78, of Nashua passed away on Thursday September 18, 2014 at her home.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mary was born in New York on October 24, 1935, a daughter of the late Patrick and Alma (Smith) Wingood.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mary had been employed at St. Joseph Hospital for 33 years. Following her retirement, she became a volunteer at the hospital for the past 10 years. She loved animals and doing crafts, especially knitting crocheting and embroidery. Most of the items she made were donated to St. Joseph Hospital. Mary loved to walk, going to the YMCA almost daily and she enjoyed going to the beach. She was a very spiritual person and she loved to pray the rosary. Mary was a communicant of St. Joseph the Worker Parish.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mary leaves behind her lifelong friend, Frances Lisa of Nashua; a very close friend, Natalie Undercofler of Hudson; her family at St. Joseph Hospital; and many other dear friends. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held on Sunday September 21, 2014 in the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St., Nashua from 4 to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday September 22, 2014 in St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 777 West Hollis St., Nashua, at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow in St. Louis Cemetery. To view an on-line memorial, send a condolence or for more information, go to www.anctil-rochette.com. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St., Nashua.</p> Maeve (Carmody) Hartmann http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046722-466/maeve-carmody-hartmann.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046722-466/maeve-carmody-hartmann.html#disqus_thread Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:03:08 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Maeve (Carmody) Hartmann, 89, of Bedford, NH, died September 16, 2014, following a lengthy illness.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Born in Bronx, NY on May 24, 1925, she was the daughter of Timothy and Margaret (Flanagan) Carmody.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Maeve graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the College of New Rochelle, NY.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> She raised her family of seven children in Wycoff, NJ, where she also began a twenty-six year career as a mathematics teacher which continued in New Hampshire after a family move.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Maeve served as Mathematics Department Chair at Mount St. Mary High School, Nashua, NH before finishing her career at Bishop Guertin High School, also in Nashua, NH. She and her husband retired in East Orleans, MA and she later moved to Hingham, MA and finally Bedford, NH.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Maeve was a devout Roman Catholic.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her family was the center of her life.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She was married fifty-one years to her beloved husband, Warren H. Hartmann. He died September 27, 2001.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Family members include five daughters, Cathy Popp of Hamden, CT, Joan Hartmann of Hasbrouk Heights, NJ, Debra Notaro of Londonderry, NH, Laura Hynes of Maywood, NJ, and Lynn Shepard of Litchfield, NH; two sons, Kevin Hartmann of Wyckoff, NJ and Neal Hartmann of Merrimack, NH; eighteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Cathleen Carmody of Yonkers, NY; and her brother, Donald Carmody of Valhalla, NY.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Services: Calling hours are Sunday from 3 to 6PM at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union Street, corner of Concord Street, Manchester, NH.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 AM in Sacred Heart Church, 265 S Main Street, Manchester, NH.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Burial will take place Tuesday in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at 12:30PM.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice Care of Manchester and Southern NH, 33 South Commercial St, Suite 401, Manchester, NH 03101.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">For more information please visit: <br/>www.connorhealy.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=0yUBXEQew3mqJ2dBeSeNEs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuDS$xvveH913Na8FGqt8Q1WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Maeve (Carmody) Hartmann, 89, of Bedford, NH, died September 16, 2014, following a lengthy illness.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Born in Bronx, NY on May 24, 1925, she was the daughter of Timothy and Margaret (Flanagan) Carmody.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Maeve graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the College of New Rochelle, NY.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> She raised her family of seven children in Wycoff, NJ, where she also began a twenty-six year career as a mathematics teacher which continued in New Hampshire after a family move.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Maeve served as Mathematics Department Chair at Mount St. Mary High School, Nashua, NH before finishing her career at Bishop Guertin High School, also in Nashua, NH. She and her husband retired in East Orleans, MA and she later moved to Hingham, MA and finally Bedford, NH.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Maeve was a devout Roman Catholic.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her family was the center of her life.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She was married fifty-one years to her beloved husband, Warren H. Hartmann. He died September 27, 2001.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Family members include five daughters, Cathy Popp of Hamden, CT, Joan Hartmann of Hasbrouk Heights, NJ, Debra Notaro of Londonderry, NH, Laura Hynes of Maywood, NJ, and Lynn Shepard of Litchfield, NH; two sons, Kevin Hartmann of Wyckoff, NJ and Neal Hartmann of Merrimack, NH; eighteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her sister, Cathleen Carmody of Yonkers, NY; and her brother, Donald Carmody of Valhalla, NY.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Services: Calling hours are Sunday from 3 to 6PM at the Connor-Healy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 537 Union Street, corner of Concord Street, Manchester, NH.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 AM in Sacred Heart Church, 265 S Main Street, Manchester, NH.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Burial will take place Tuesday in Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA at 12:30PM.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice Care of Manchester and Southern NH, 33 South Commercial St, Suite 401, Manchester, NH 03101.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">For more information please visit: <br/>www.connorhealy.com.</p> Paul Raymond Lacroix http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046723-466/paul-raymond-lacroix.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046723-466/paul-raymond-lacroix.html#disqus_thread Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:03:13 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">MERRIMACK – Paul Raymond Lacroix, 61, of Merrimack, NH, died September 17, 2014, after suffering a severe stroke.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> He was born in Manchester on December 16, 1952. He was the son of Roger and Rita (Groulx) Lacroix. He attended Central High School in Manchester before joining the US Navy. He served as a Reactor Operator on the nuclear submarine, the USS Cavalla from 1971-1977. He attended the University of Lowell, then worked in software engineering at Wang, FTP Software, and Response Network for much of his career. Most recently, he had worked in IT at Nashua Public Library since 2006.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Paul was a member of Knights of Columbus and the League of 1000 Men of the Precious Blood. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Nashua Soup Kitchen, Red Cross blood drives, and Sunday brunch at Our Lady of Mercy.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> He loved to help family and friends, especially with computers. If there was a problem, he was inspired to fix it. He also loved studying genealogy, making puzzles, playing board games with family and attending parties and sports events for his grandchildren. His favorite vacations were near the ocean or lakes of New England, and visiting his son in Colorado.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Donald Lacroix.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Family members include his wife of 42 years, Louise (Dery) Lacroix, daughters, Camille Lacroix-Moulton and her husband Robert, Nicole Roscioli and her husband Dan, Rachel Lacroix and her companion Eric Nelson, and son, Daniel Lacroix and his companion Karey Sarlo, Grandchildren, Gabriel and Hannah Moulton, Natalia, Brenton and Thatcher Roscioli. Siblings, Janet Andrus and her husband Clay, Elaine Buleigh, Linda Doherty and her husband Ed, Claudette Billodeau, Teresa Gladu and her husband Gary, Jaqueline Grant and her husband Jim, and Leonard Lacroix and his wife Jennifer, as well as many nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM. US Navy Military Honors will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial in Last Rest Cemetery. A luncheon will follow downstairs in the Church hall.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St., Manchester, NH, 03104.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=loXCdD9QICXW1NM4p6Zd2s$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsRMOF_AjHx$Gi2WjnoFhwvWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">MERRIMACK – Paul Raymond Lacroix, 61, of Merrimack, NH, died September 17, 2014, after suffering a severe stroke.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> He was born in Manchester on December 16, 1952. He was the son of Roger and Rita (Groulx) Lacroix. He attended Central High School in Manchester before joining the US Navy. He served as a Reactor Operator on the nuclear submarine, the USS Cavalla from 1971-1977. He attended the University of Lowell, then worked in software engineering at Wang, FTP Software, and Response Network for much of his career. Most recently, he had worked in IT at Nashua Public Library since 2006.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Paul was a member of Knights of Columbus and the League of 1000 Men of the Precious Blood. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Nashua Soup Kitchen, Red Cross blood drives, and Sunday brunch at Our Lady of Mercy.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> He loved to help family and friends, especially with computers. If there was a problem, he was inspired to fix it. He also loved studying genealogy, making puzzles, playing board games with family and attending parties and sports events for his grandchildren. His favorite vacations were near the ocean or lakes of New England, and visiting his son in Colorado.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Donald Lacroix.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Family members include his wife of 42 years, Louise (Dery) Lacroix, daughters, Camille Lacroix-Moulton and her husband Robert, Nicole Roscioli and her husband Dan, Rachel Lacroix and her companion Eric Nelson, and son, Daniel Lacroix and his companion Karey Sarlo, Grandchildren, Gabriel and Hannah Moulton, Natalia, Brenton and Thatcher Roscioli. Siblings, Janet Andrus and her husband Clay, Elaine Buleigh, Linda Doherty and her husband Ed, Claudette Billodeau, Teresa Gladu and her husband Gary, Jaqueline Grant and her husband Jim, and Leonard Lacroix and his wife Jennifer, as well as many nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack Saturday Sept. 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM. US Navy Military Honors will be held at the Veteran’s Memorial in Last Rest Cemetery. A luncheon will follow downstairs in the Church hall.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Precious Blood Monastery, 700 Bridge St., Manchester, NH, 03104.</p> Edward Alan Miller http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046724-466/edward-alan-miller.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1046724-466/edward-alan-miller.html#disqus_thread Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:43:00 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Edward Alan Miller, of Castine, Maine, died in Bangor, Maine, on September 5, 2014. He was 92 years old. He leaves five children, Edward Jr. and his wife Sarah, of Montpelier, VT; Elizabeth Miller and her husband the Rev. Joseph Schulte, of Evansville, IN; Marion Fisher and her husband Walton Low, of Las Cruces, NM; Jane Saltsman, of Milford, NH; and John Miller and his wife Suzanne, of Port Charlotte, FL. He also leaves a brother, Robert Miller, of Oxon Hill, MD, and a sister, Jane Robison, of Asheville, NC. He also leaves five grandchildren: Amy and Andrew Fisher, Brett and Kristin Saltsman, and Aaron Poirier; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. His wife of 67 years, Mary Jane, died in February.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Ed was born in Washington, D.C., the son of John Milton Miller and Frances Riley Miller. He grew up in the Philadelphia area, and was the City of Philadelphia boys tennis champion in 1939. He went on to play golf and tennis at the University of Maryland, and later was part of the United States Army tennis team. He was also an accomplished Bridge player, who won many duplicate tournaments on the east coast. He played in a Bangor Bridge league until recently, and authored a book about bridge strategies called Better Your Bridge.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Ed left the University of Maryland during World War II, received training at the US Merchant Marine Academy, and was licensed as a captain. He later received a direct commission into the US Army’s Transportation Corps, and served for the remainder of the war as a captain of two different troop transport and supply ships in the Southwest Pacific. He returned to college after the war, and graduated from Maryland in 1950 with an engineering degree. He returned to active duty during the Korean War, and was stationed at Fort Eustis, VA. He later achieved the rank of Major, U.S.A.R.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Ed and the family moved to Cincinnati in 1953 when Ed joined the General Electric Company, working in the Jet Engine Division. During this period of time, he went to law school at night, and earned a law degree at Salmon P. Chase College, now part of the University of Northern Kentucky.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">In late 1958, the family moved to the Philadelphia area when Ed was transferred to the Missile and Space Division at GE. He played an instrumental part in several important U.S. space missions in the 1960s. Under Ed’s leadership, GE pioneered the design, construction, deployment and operation of the first man-made objects to be recovered from earth orbit, as part of the Discoverer project. This project was later declassified and known as the Corona reconnaissance program. He and his team developed the first satellite-based photographic capability that replaced reconnaissance techniques no longer feasible, such as U-2 overflights. The success of Corona provided the US with critical and timely intelligence throughout the Cold War, as well as the technological basis on which our later manned space flight program was developed.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Ed also worked for Philco-Ford in Palo Alto, CA; Fairchild Industries in Rockville, MD; and Itek Corp. in Lexington, MA. In 1974, he was asked to join the Ford administration as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Development. He left Washington in 1977 to join Sanders Associates in Nashua, NH, where he was President, Federal Systems Group, and retired from Sanders in 1984 as Executive Vice-President. He was also recognized as a Pioneer of Space Technology by the US Government, and was honored by the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 1985. In 2005, he was awarded the nationally-recognized Charles Stark Draper Prize, for pre-eminence in engineering. That award was largely in recognition of Ed’s role in the Discoverer/Corona project.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Ed and Mary Jane owned several houses in Castine over the years, and greatly enjoyed their retirement years in Maine. He served as Commodore of the Castine Yacht Club and was on the Board of Governors of the Castine Golf Club. He wrote a weekly bridge column in the Castine Patriot for several years. He participated in many golf and tennis tournaments in Castine, and often raced his Castine class sailboat, Discoverer 13, in the Saturday afternoon races.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">There will be a celebration of Ed’s life at the Castine Trinitarian Congregational Church on September 27, at 11:00 a.m. A committal in the Castine Cemetery will be held later, at the family’s convenience.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> </p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=2Fehttd8bKPs85_1siCQVc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsd$CS6cFHAc6ZiGubtEPLbWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Edward Alan Miller, of Castine, Maine, died in Bangor, Maine, on September 5, 2014. He was 92 years old. He leaves five children, Edward Jr. and his wife Sarah, of Montpelier, VT; Elizabeth Miller and her husband the Rev. Joseph Schulte, of Evansville, IN; Marion Fisher and her husband Walton Low, of Las Cruces, NM; Jane Saltsman, of Milford, NH; and John Miller and his wife Suzanne, of Port Charlotte, FL. He also leaves a brother, Robert Miller, of Oxon Hill, MD, and a sister, Jane Robison, of Asheville, NC. He also leaves five grandchildren: Amy and Andrew Fisher, Brett and Kristin Saltsman, and Aaron Poirier; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. His wife of 67 years, Mary Jane, died in February.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Ed was born in Washington, D.C., the son of John Milton Miller and Frances Riley Miller. He grew up in the Philadelphia area, and was the City of Philadelphia boys tennis champion in 1939. He went on to play golf and tennis at the University of Maryland, and later was part of the United States Army tennis team. He was also an accomplished Bridge player, who won many duplicate tournaments on the east coast. He played in a Bangor Bridge league until recently, and authored a book about bridge strategies called Better Your Bridge.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Ed left the University of Maryland during World War II, received training at the US Merchant Marine Academy, and was licensed as a captain. He later received a direct commission into the US Army’s Transportation Corps, and served for the remainder of the war as a captain of two different troop transport and supply ships in the Southwest Pacific. He returned to college after the war, and graduated from Maryland in 1950 with an engineering degree. He returned to active duty during the Korean War, and was stationed at Fort Eustis, VA. He later achieved the rank of Major, U.S.A.R.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Ed and the family moved to Cincinnati in 1953 when Ed joined the General Electric Company, working in the Jet Engine Division. During this period of time, he went to law school at night, and earned a law degree at Salmon P. Chase College, now part of the University of Northern Kentucky.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">In late 1958, the family moved to the Philadelphia area when Ed was transferred to the Missile and Space Division at GE. He played an instrumental part in several important U.S. space missions in the 1960s. Under Ed’s leadership, GE pioneered the design, construction, deployment and operation of the first man-made objects to be recovered from earth orbit, as part of the Discoverer project. This project was later declassified and known as the Corona reconnaissance program. He and his team developed the first satellite-based photographic capability that replaced reconnaissance techniques no longer feasible, such as U-2 overflights. The success of Corona provided the US with critical and timely intelligence throughout the Cold War, as well as the technological basis on which our later manned space flight program was developed.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Ed also worked for Philco-Ford in Palo Alto, CA; Fairchild Industries in Rockville, MD; and Itek Corp. in Lexington, MA. In 1974, he was asked to join the Ford administration as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Development. He left Washington in 1977 to join Sanders Associates in Nashua, NH, where he was President, Federal Systems Group, and retired from Sanders in 1984 as Executive Vice-President. He was also recognized as a Pioneer of Space Technology by the US Government, and was honored by the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency in 1985. In 2005, he was awarded the nationally-recognized Charles Stark Draper Prize, for pre-eminence in engineering. That award was largely in recognition of Ed’s role in the Discoverer/Corona project.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Ed and Mary Jane owned several houses in Castine over the years, and greatly enjoyed their retirement years in Maine. He served as Commodore of the Castine Yacht Club and was on the Board of Governors of the Castine Golf Club. He wrote a weekly bridge column in the Castine Patriot for several years. He participated in many golf and tennis tournaments in Castine, and often raced his Castine class sailboat, Discoverer 13, in the Saturday afternoon races.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">There will be a celebration of Ed’s life at the Castine Trinitarian Congregational Church on September 27, at 11:00 a.m. A committal in the Castine Cemetery will be held later, at the family’s convenience.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> </p>