Nashua Telegraph obits | Web Feeds http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports Daily news from The Telegraph of Nashua Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:44:00 EDT en Michael E. Theroux http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044238-466/michael-e.-theroux.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044238-466/michael-e.-theroux.html#disqus_thread Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:02:34 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Michael E. Theroux, 67 of Merrimack, NH passed away August 17, 2014 at the Community Hospice Center in Merrimack after a long courageous battle with cancer.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> He was born in Holyoke, MA on March 25, 1947, the son of the late Edward J. and Mary R. (Shea) Theroux of Beaufort, South Carolina, previously from Amherst and Nashua, NH.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Michael was a long time resident of Merrimack and graduated from Bishop Bradley High School in Manchester, NH in 1965. He attended Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York for one year before joining the United States Marine Corps. During his two years in the Marines, Michael did a 13 month tour of duty in the Vietnam where he attained the rank of Corporal.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Upon his discharge from the United States Marine Corps, Michael went to work for Anheuser Busch in Merrimack before the plant was even open for the production of beer. He was a faithful employee of that company for 37 years before his retirement in June 2007.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Michael married Linda A. Maskiewicz in December 1970.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Michael enjoyed sports and his younger years played on many slow pitch softball teams. He was an avid Patriots and Bruins fan. Michael spent <br/>most of his early years residing in a Long Island suburb of New York City, where he developed a life long love for the New York Yankees.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Michael was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8641 in Merrimack and the American Legion Post 9 in Derry, NH. He was passionate about his work with and for the VFW. He served in numerous capacities at his local VFW Post in Merrimack including Quartermaster, Senior Vice Commander, and Surgeon. At the Department (State) level, in 2011-2012 Michael served as Special Aide-de-Camp for the Past National Commander-in-Chief of the VFW, Richard Denoyer, and as Sergeant-at-Arms at 2012, 2013, and 2014 Department Conventions. At the time of his death, Michael was the current Sergeant-at-Arms of the Department of New Hampshire VFW for 2014-2015 year.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Members of his family include his wife, Linda A. Theroux, daughter, Audra C. Theroux of Merrimack, NH, daughter and son-in-law, April and David Wisler, of Manchester, NH, grandson, Dominic Theroux, of Merrimack, NH, and sister, Mary Ellen Theroux of Beaufort, South Carolina. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Calling hours will be at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday August 25, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack with a “Celebration of Life” to follow at the Merrimack VFW. Interment will be at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH <br/>at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday August 26, 2014.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">For More info or to sign an online guest register go to rivetfuneralhome.com</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=5mAT23EMvjMQ18V4ZIAm0s$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYt_a05FMsxZktohaO5H$NJHWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Michael E. Theroux, 67 of Merrimack, NH passed away August 17, 2014 at the Community Hospice Center in Merrimack after a long courageous battle with cancer.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> He was born in Holyoke, MA on March 25, 1947, the son of the late Edward J. and Mary R. (Shea) Theroux of Beaufort, South Carolina, previously from Amherst and Nashua, NH.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Michael was a long time resident of Merrimack and graduated from Bishop Bradley High School in Manchester, NH in 1965. He attended Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York for one year before joining the United States Marine Corps. During his two years in the Marines, Michael did a 13 month tour of duty in the Vietnam where he attained the rank of Corporal.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Upon his discharge from the United States Marine Corps, Michael went to work for Anheuser Busch in Merrimack before the plant was even open for the production of beer. He was a faithful employee of that company for 37 years before his retirement in June 2007.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Michael married Linda A. Maskiewicz in December 1970.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Michael enjoyed sports and his younger years played on many slow pitch softball teams. He was an avid Patriots and Bruins fan. Michael spent <br/>most of his early years residing in a Long Island suburb of New York City, where he developed a life long love for the New York Yankees.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Michael was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8641 in Merrimack and the American Legion Post 9 in Derry, NH. He was passionate about his work with and for the VFW. He served in numerous capacities at his local VFW Post in Merrimack including Quartermaster, Senior Vice Commander, and Surgeon. At the Department (State) level, in 2011-2012 Michael served as Special Aide-de-Camp for the Past National Commander-in-Chief of the VFW, Richard Denoyer, and as Sergeant-at-Arms at 2012, 2013, and 2014 Department Conventions. At the time of his death, Michael was the current Sergeant-at-Arms of the Department of New Hampshire VFW for 2014-2015 year.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Members of his family include his wife, Linda A. Theroux, daughter, Audra C. Theroux of Merrimack, NH, daughter and son-in-law, April and David Wisler, of Manchester, NH, grandson, Dominic Theroux, of Merrimack, NH, and sister, Mary Ellen Theroux of Beaufort, South Carolina. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Calling hours will be at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Monday August 25, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Church in Merrimack with a “Celebration of Life” to follow at the Merrimack VFW. Interment will be at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH <br/>at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday August 26, 2014.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Those who wish may make a memorial contribution to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">For More info or to sign an online guest register go to rivetfuneralhome.com</p> Richard Perkins http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044239-466/richard-perkins.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044239-466/richard-perkins.html#disqus_thread Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:02:39 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Richard Perkins, a resident of Amherst for over fifty years passed away on June 5th, 2014 after a long illness at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Orange City, Florida. He was the seventh of ten children born to Fred and Ethel Perkins on February 1st, 1930 in Manchester, NH. Richard was raised on a farm on Turkey Hill Road in Merrimack NH and was educated in the Merrimack Public Schools. He held a Master Electrician license was a self taught Mechanical Engineer by trade. His wife, Nancy Ann Nesmith Perkins just seven days prior to his death, predeceased Richard. His son, Richard and his wife Evelyn Perkins of Nashua, his son David and his wife Lynn of Hudson, and his daughter Brenda Clarke Blond and her husband Dr. Carl J. Blond of San Antonio, Texas survive him. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Richard and his wife Nancy would have been married for sixty years on August 20, 2014. Their first home together was at the site of The Common Man in Merrimack, NH. During their first year of marriage they built their first house on Seaverns Bridge Road in Amherst where they raised their three children. The couple retired to San Antonio Texas in 2008 and later moved to Deland Florida.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Richard was a Korean War veteran and was discharged from the US Army as a Corporal in 1952. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge in Milford New Hampshire for over 50 years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and hunting as his hobbies. He and his wife enjoyed boating on The Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rye NH and at Lake Winnepesaukee for over twelve years. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Richard is retired from Sterilite Plastics headquartered in Townsend Massachusetts. Sterilite Plastics is a family owned company that has experienced tremendous growth in the past two decades and is now the largest Manufacturer of plastic housewares in the world. Richard spent almost two years in Germany during the Korean War and thought it serendipitous that he later imported plastic manufacturing machines from Germany and rebuilt them in the United States. Richard was extremely proud of his leadership tenure at Sterilite Plastics where he taught his staff to “pay attention, learn, and try hard, because someday you will have my job.”</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Above all, Richard was a family man and was especially grateful for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Richard is survived by his grandson Richard and his wife Melissa Perkins, and their two children, Alyssa and Richard James of Nashua, his granddaughter Erin and her husband Michael Seguin and their son Owen of Lowell, Massachusetts, his granddaughter Marybeth and her husband, Christopher Williams and their two children Mackenzie and Aubrey of Nashua, his granddaughter Amy Clarke Cornett and her husband Christopher Cornett, and their two girls, Caroline and Victoria Cornett of Morrisville, North Carolina, and his youngest grandson Ryan David Perkins of Nashua. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler and to his nieces and nephews Robert and Nicki Junkins, Chris Junkins, Jason, Stacey, and “Bobby” Junkins, and Caroline and Guy Raymond of Deland, Florida for all of their help during Richard’s illness and all of the wonderful things they did to improve his quality of life. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A memorial service will be held to celebrate the lives of Richard and his wife Nancy at the Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack NH on Saturday, August 23rd at 1 PM, immediately followed by a graveside gathering at the Last Rest Cemetery on Baboosic Lake Road in Merrimack. Friends, family, neighbors and associates are invited to The Common Man for Anniversary cake and refreshments at 4 PM in Merrimack NH. Memorial donations can be made to Breathe New Hampshire at www.breathenh.org or 145 Hollis Street, Manchester, NH 03101.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=QpXMGSTEhTkiKKZLGuixnM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvIgqFOylJOAzZZHPX0hgcBWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Richard Perkins, a resident of Amherst for over fifty years passed away on June 5th, 2014 after a long illness at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Orange City, Florida. He was the seventh of ten children born to Fred and Ethel Perkins on February 1st, 1930 in Manchester, NH. Richard was raised on a farm on Turkey Hill Road in Merrimack NH and was educated in the Merrimack Public Schools. He held a Master Electrician license was a self taught Mechanical Engineer by trade. His wife, Nancy Ann Nesmith Perkins just seven days prior to his death, predeceased Richard. His son, Richard and his wife Evelyn Perkins of Nashua, his son David and his wife Lynn of Hudson, and his daughter Brenda Clarke Blond and her husband Dr. Carl J. Blond of San Antonio, Texas survive him. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Richard and his wife Nancy would have been married for sixty years on August 20, 2014. Their first home together was at the site of The Common Man in Merrimack, NH. During their first year of marriage they built their first house on Seaverns Bridge Road in Amherst where they raised their three children. The couple retired to San Antonio Texas in 2008 and later moved to Deland Florida.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Richard was a Korean War veteran and was discharged from the US Army as a Corporal in 1952. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge in Milford New Hampshire for over 50 years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and hunting as his hobbies. He and his wife enjoyed boating on The Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Rye NH and at Lake Winnepesaukee for over twelve years. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Richard is retired from Sterilite Plastics headquartered in Townsend Massachusetts. Sterilite Plastics is a family owned company that has experienced tremendous growth in the past two decades and is now the largest Manufacturer of plastic housewares in the world. Richard spent almost two years in Germany during the Korean War and thought it serendipitous that he later imported plastic manufacturing machines from Germany and rebuilt them in the United States. Richard was extremely proud of his leadership tenure at Sterilite Plastics where he taught his staff to “pay attention, learn, and try hard, because someday you will have my job.”</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Above all, Richard was a family man and was especially grateful for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Richard is survived by his grandson Richard and his wife Melissa Perkins, and their two children, Alyssa and Richard James of Nashua, his granddaughter Erin and her husband Michael Seguin and their son Owen of Lowell, Massachusetts, his granddaughter Marybeth and her husband, Christopher Williams and their two children Mackenzie and Aubrey of Nashua, his granddaughter Amy Clarke Cornett and her husband Christopher Cornett, and their two girls, Caroline and Victoria Cornett of Morrisville, North Carolina, and his youngest grandson Ryan David Perkins of Nashua. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The family wishes to express special thanks to the staff at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler and to his nieces and nephews Robert and Nicki Junkins, Chris Junkins, Jason, Stacey, and “Bobby” Junkins, and Caroline and Guy Raymond of Deland, Florida for all of their help during Richard’s illness and all of the wonderful things they did to improve his quality of life. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A memorial service will be held to celebrate the lives of Richard and his wife Nancy at the Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack NH on Saturday, August 23rd at 1 PM, immediately followed by a graveside gathering at the Last Rest Cemetery on Baboosic Lake Road in Merrimack. Friends, family, neighbors and associates are invited to The Common Man for Anniversary cake and refreshments at 4 PM in Merrimack NH. Memorial donations can be made to Breathe New Hampshire at www.breathenh.org or 145 Hollis Street, Manchester, NH 03101.</p> Nancy Ann Nesmith Perkins http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044240-466/nancy-ann-nesmith-perkins.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044240-466/nancy-ann-nesmith-perkins.html#disqus_thread Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:02:47 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Nancy Ann Nesmith Perkins, a longtime resident of Amherst, NH dies May 29th at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Orange City, Florida after a brief illness. She was born in Derry NH on July 28th, 1938 to Daniel E. and Editha Bennert Nesmith. The family lived in Manchester NH prior to settling in Merrimack where Nancy and her sister Joyce were educated in the public schools. Her beloved husband Richard Perkins survived Nancy for only seven days when he passed on June 5th of 2014. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Nancy is survived by her sister Joyce and her husband George Bishop of Gilmanton, NH and her much loved niece, Linda Bishop Spade. Her son, Richard and his wife Evelyn Perkins of Nashua, her son David and his wife Lynn of Hudson, and her daughter Brenda Clarke Blond and her husband Dr. Carl J. Blond of San Antonio, Texas also survive her. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Nancy and her husband Richard would have been married for sixty years on August 20th, 2014. They began their life together residing at the site of The Common Man Restaurant in Merrimack NH. They built their first house together on Seaverns Bridge Road in Amherst where they raised their three children. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Nancy was an accomplished seamstress and talented knitter. She completed a certificate program in Dressmaking and Design through the International Correspondence School of Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1960. He was a grower of hundreds of varieties of roses at her home in New Hampshire and at her retirement home in Deland, Florida. She was awarded the Neighborhood Beautification Award in June of 2010 by her neighborhood Association in Deland, Florida. Nancy hand-knit thousands of chemotherapy caps for cancer patients in NH, Maine, and Texas; creamy white for the women, and burgundy for the men. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Nancy retired in 1999 from Airmar Technology Corporation in Milford NH. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren who include grandson Richard and his wife Melissa Perkins, and their two children, Alyssa and Richard James of Nashua, her granddaughter Erin and her husband Michael Seguin and their son Owen of Lowell, Massachusetts, her granddaughter Marybeth and her husband, Christopher Williams and their two children Mackenzie and Aubrey of Nashua, her granddaughter Amy Clarke Cornett and her husband Christopher Cornett, and their two girls, Caroline and Victoria Cornett of Morrisville, North Carolina, and her youngest grandson Ryan David Perkins of Nashua. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> The family wishes to extend special thanks to neighbors and friends, Laura Tessier and her husband “Buzz”, for their help and support with Nancy and her husband Richard. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A memorial service will be held to celebrate the lives of Nancy and her husband Richard at the Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack NH on Saturday, August 23rd at 1 PM, immediately followed by a graveside gathering at the Last Rest Cemetery on Baboosic Lake Road in Merrimack. Friends, family, neighbors and associates are invited to The Common Man Restaurant to celebrate the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary with cake and refreshments at 4 PM in Merrimack NH. Memorial donations can be made to The American Rose Society at www.rose.org or P.O. Box 30,000, Shreveport, LA 71130.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=Yrbt9biNkuj7YhwPso5fh8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsjj$JkomBDm0fkxud6di2QWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Nancy Ann Nesmith Perkins, a longtime resident of Amherst, NH dies May 29th at Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia/Flagler in Orange City, Florida after a brief illness. She was born in Derry NH on July 28th, 1938 to Daniel E. and Editha Bennert Nesmith. The family lived in Manchester NH prior to settling in Merrimack where Nancy and her sister Joyce were educated in the public schools. Her beloved husband Richard Perkins survived Nancy for only seven days when he passed on June 5th of 2014. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Nancy is survived by her sister Joyce and her husband George Bishop of Gilmanton, NH and her much loved niece, Linda Bishop Spade. Her son, Richard and his wife Evelyn Perkins of Nashua, her son David and his wife Lynn of Hudson, and her daughter Brenda Clarke Blond and her husband Dr. Carl J. Blond of San Antonio, Texas also survive her. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Nancy and her husband Richard would have been married for sixty years on August 20th, 2014. They began their life together residing at the site of The Common Man Restaurant in Merrimack NH. They built their first house together on Seaverns Bridge Road in Amherst where they raised their three children. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Nancy was an accomplished seamstress and talented knitter. She completed a certificate program in Dressmaking and Design through the International Correspondence School of Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1960. He was a grower of hundreds of varieties of roses at her home in New Hampshire and at her retirement home in Deland, Florida. She was awarded the Neighborhood Beautification Award in June of 2010 by her neighborhood Association in Deland, Florida. Nancy hand-knit thousands of chemotherapy caps for cancer patients in NH, Maine, and Texas; creamy white for the women, and burgundy for the men. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Nancy retired in 1999 from Airmar Technology Corporation in Milford NH. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren who include grandson Richard and his wife Melissa Perkins, and their two children, Alyssa and Richard James of Nashua, her granddaughter Erin and her husband Michael Seguin and their son Owen of Lowell, Massachusetts, her granddaughter Marybeth and her husband, Christopher Williams and their two children Mackenzie and Aubrey of Nashua, her granddaughter Amy Clarke Cornett and her husband Christopher Cornett, and their two girls, Caroline and Victoria Cornett of Morrisville, North Carolina, and her youngest grandson Ryan David Perkins of Nashua. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> The family wishes to extend special thanks to neighbors and friends, Laura Tessier and her husband “Buzz”, for their help and support with Nancy and her husband Richard. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A memorial service will be held to celebrate the lives of Nancy and her husband Richard at the Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack NH on Saturday, August 23rd at 1 PM, immediately followed by a graveside gathering at the Last Rest Cemetery on Baboosic Lake Road in Merrimack. Friends, family, neighbors and associates are invited to The Common Man Restaurant to celebrate the couple’s 60th wedding anniversary with cake and refreshments at 4 PM in Merrimack NH. Memorial donations can be made to The American Rose Society at www.rose.org or P.O. Box 30,000, Shreveport, LA 71130.</p> Stephen A. (Steve) Ferrency http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044241-466/stephen-a.-steve-ferrency.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044241-466/stephen-a.-steve-ferrency.html#disqus_thread Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:02:52 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Stephen A. (Steve) Ferrency, 69, of Milford, NH died at home in the care of his family on August 1, 2014, after a year-long, ever hopeful struggle with pancreatic cancer. Born May 4, 1945, he was the only child of the late Stephen J. and Catherine Perotti Ferrency of Torrington, CT. His much loved family includes his wife of 46 years, Jacquelyn Richard Ferrency of Milford, NH; a son Alan Ferrency, his wife Marla Ferkett Ferrency and their children Martine and Ezra, all of Pittsburgh, PA; and a daughter Sarah Ferrency, her husband Phil Burdick and their children Esther and Iona, all of Sitka, Alaska.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Upon graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1967 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Steve chose to work for Sanders Associates in Nashua, NH. He remained with the company for over 35 years, through many changes in both job title and company ownership, and retired from BAE Systems in 2003. In retirement Steve enjoyed having time to spend with his family, pursue his interests and travel. He built and flew radio controlled model aircraft, worked with wood, most recently turning beautiful wood bowls, and enjoyed traveling to visit children and grandchildren and to spend time in a warmer climate in the winter. Always eager to learn and create, Steve was rarely without a challenging and engaging project in progress. Some are left unfinished; many more had been planned.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Friends, old and new, and family, near and far, are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of his life at 1 pm on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Milford (UUCM), 20 Elm Street, Milford, NH, where a reception will follow the service. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve’s memory may be made to Home Health and Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054, or on line at http://www.hhhc.org.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=1Zpswoh36NmdgIUuzqxAjM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuZo073TQdPQT_L$0A5rLNtWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Stephen A. (Steve) Ferrency, 69, of Milford, NH died at home in the care of his family on August 1, 2014, after a year-long, ever hopeful struggle with pancreatic cancer. Born May 4, 1945, he was the only child of the late Stephen J. and Catherine Perotti Ferrency of Torrington, CT. His much loved family includes his wife of 46 years, Jacquelyn Richard Ferrency of Milford, NH; a son Alan Ferrency, his wife Marla Ferkett Ferrency and their children Martine and Ezra, all of Pittsburgh, PA; and a daughter Sarah Ferrency, her husband Phil Burdick and their children Esther and Iona, all of Sitka, Alaska.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Upon graduating from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1967 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Steve chose to work for Sanders Associates in Nashua, NH. He remained with the company for over 35 years, through many changes in both job title and company ownership, and retired from BAE Systems in 2003. In retirement Steve enjoyed having time to spend with his family, pursue his interests and travel. He built and flew radio controlled model aircraft, worked with wood, most recently turning beautiful wood bowls, and enjoyed traveling to visit children and grandchildren and to spend time in a warmer climate in the winter. Always eager to learn and create, Steve was rarely without a challenging and engaging project in progress. Some are left unfinished; many more had been planned.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Friends, old and new, and family, near and far, are invited to attend a memorial service and celebration of his life at 1 pm on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Milford (UUCM), 20 Elm Street, Milford, NH, where a reception will follow the service. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> In lieu of flowers, donations in Steve’s memory may be made to Home Health and Hospice Care, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054, or on line at http://www.hhhc.org.</p> Jessie C. (Evans) Dempsey http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044242-466/jessie-c.-evans-dempsey.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044242-466/jessie-c.-evans-dempsey.html#disqus_thread Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:02:59 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">SHIRLEY, MA – On August 12, 2014 Jessie C. (Evans) Dempsey went to join her beloved husband, Frank, who, in April 2012, had gone ahead to prepare a place for her in heaven. Jessie and Frank were married in Germany and they shared 61 happy years together. During their marriage they traveled extensively before settling first in Nashua NH, then Stuart FL, and finally returning to Shirley MA.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Born in Shirley on May 13, 1927 to Thomas H. Evans and Elsie (Powell) Evans, Jessie was educated in Shirley schools and graduated from Ayer High school. In addition to raising four children, she was active in many civic and volunteer organizations to include the Alturian Club and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a life time member of the United Church of Shirley. She was an avid reader and was quick to share with those in need. Jessie will be long remembered for the many cards that she sent to friends and family. She had a special talent for remembering important dates and selecting just the perfect card to send. Throughout her life she cultivated many friends all over the world and made every effort to keep those connections active either through her cards or phone calls. She truly was the hub of the family. Living in her childhood home these past few years, she was surrounded by and cared for by her loving family.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Jessie leaves behind three sons, Thomas L. Dempsey of Fredericksburg VA, Peter E. Dempsey of Arlington TX, and Paul R. Dempsey of Shirley MA, a daughter Kathleen J. Aragon of Shirley, MA; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Evans of FL and Donald Evans of NH; as well many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Jessie was predeceased by two of her brothers, Stanley Evans and Richard Evans.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Graveside services will be held 11 AM Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Village Cemetery, Harvard Road, Shirley.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Mrs. Dempsey’s family will receive family and friends at from 4-6 PM Friday, August 22nd at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road (Rte 2A) Ayer. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=efmp8PztlWbcA1AKZ8eBV8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv5mdYPzXMc6UxyxZy0avEyWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">SHIRLEY, MA – On August 12, 2014 Jessie C. (Evans) Dempsey went to join her beloved husband, Frank, who, in April 2012, had gone ahead to prepare a place for her in heaven. Jessie and Frank were married in Germany and they shared 61 happy years together. During their marriage they traveled extensively before settling first in Nashua NH, then Stuart FL, and finally returning to Shirley MA.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Born in Shirley on May 13, 1927 to Thomas H. Evans and Elsie (Powell) Evans, Jessie was educated in Shirley schools and graduated from Ayer High school. In addition to raising four children, she was active in many civic and volunteer organizations to include the Alturian Club and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was also a life time member of the United Church of Shirley. She was an avid reader and was quick to share with those in need. Jessie will be long remembered for the many cards that she sent to friends and family. She had a special talent for remembering important dates and selecting just the perfect card to send. Throughout her life she cultivated many friends all over the world and made every effort to keep those connections active either through her cards or phone calls. She truly was the hub of the family. Living in her childhood home these past few years, she was surrounded by and cared for by her loving family.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Jessie leaves behind three sons, Thomas L. Dempsey of Fredericksburg VA, Peter E. Dempsey of Arlington TX, and Paul R. Dempsey of Shirley MA, a daughter Kathleen J. Aragon of Shirley, MA; eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Evans of FL and Donald Evans of NH; as well many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband, Jessie was predeceased by two of her brothers, Stanley Evans and Richard Evans.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Graveside services will be held 11 AM Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Village Cemetery, Harvard Road, Shirley.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Mrs. Dempsey’s family will receive family and friends at from 4-6 PM Friday, August 22nd at the T.J. Anderson & Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road (Rte 2A) Ayer. Please see www.andersonfuneral.com for additional information.</p> John D. Cameron http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044243-466/john-d.-cameron.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044243-466/john-d.-cameron.html#disqus_thread Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:03:08 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John D. Cameron of Gilford passed away August 14, 2014 following a brief but hard-fought battle with cancer. The son of Angela (Galinis) and Malcolm E. Cameron, he was born in Jamaica Plain, MA. and “got to NH as soon as I could.” He grew up in Sandown, NH and graduated from what is now Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, NH. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John entered the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was stationed at a munitions base in Ontario, Canada until the war ended. While in the military, he served as a Chaplain’s Assistant as well as a Little League coach and achieved the rank of Captain. Upon leaving the service, he and his family settled in Merrimack, NH. John worked many years for Digital Equipment Corporation in the marketing department, and after many successful years in the business world, earned his Juris Doctorate from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH, was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar and began a second career as an attorney and mediator.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Throughout his years in the legal community, John was an advocate for children and families, both in individual cases and in legislation. He was a key member of the Task Force on Family Law and lobbied for&nbsp;the resulting Parental Rights and Responsibilities Act that radically changed New Hampshire’s parenting statutes in 2005. John co-founded the Collaborative Law Alliance of NH, the Parenting Coordinator Association of NH, the NH Guardian Ad Litem Association and Neutral Ground Co-Parenting Solutions. He served on the Governor’s Committee on Family Law, on the Family Mediation Certification Board, and as Co-Chairman of the Family Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association. John was a strong proponent of mediation rather than litigation, and was a certified mediator trainer; conducting his last class this past May.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John’s commitment to and capacity for public service was enormous. His desire to serve was a driving force in his life. Over the years, he volunteered for a wide variety of organizations addressing such needs as homeless or disadvantaged children, the mentally and physically handicapped, abused and battered women, Y.M.C.A.s in Nashua, Concord and Syracuse, N.Y. and the United Way of Greater Nashua and of Onandaga County, New York. He also held leadership positions on the Steering Committee of the State of NH, Governor’s Office on Volunteerism during the 1980’s.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">In 1996, John moved to Gilford and served as Gilford Middle School Building Committee Facilitator and as the Gilford School District Moderator. He was a member of the Mensa Society, a Justice of the Peace and an avid skier and familiar presence on the slopes at Gunstock. John was an accomplished photographer and published writer, having developed a website for identifying NH wildflowers (www.newhampshirewildflowers.com) and penning informative articles on wildflowers. Throughout his life, he was an active member of Christian Science churches in Derry, Nashua and Concord; teaching Sunday School and holding a variety of administrative and lay reader positions.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Survivors include his wife Pat of Gilford; daughter Emily (+David) Busch of New Brighton, PA.; son Jonathan (+Jenna) Cameron of Candia; brother Malcolm E. (Bernadette) Cameron, Jr. of Deerfield; sister Virginia Dimino of Epsom; grandchildren Jonathan A. Cameron of Candia and Angela M. Busch of New Brighton, PA; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his four-legged hiking buddy, Gracie.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A memorial service will be held on September 6, 2014 at 11:00am at the First United Methodist Church of Gilford, 18 Wesley Way (off Route 11A), Gilford, NH. For those who wish, donations may be made to the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Building Preservation Fund, 33 School St., Concord, N.H. 03301</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=44A$r1y3tg4Y19y9ex0lpM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtFfyJMxAFOfRAeC0Whp9TAWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John D. Cameron of Gilford passed away August 14, 2014 following a brief but hard-fought battle with cancer. The son of Angela (Galinis) and Malcolm E. Cameron, he was born in Jamaica Plain, MA. and “got to NH as soon as I could.” He grew up in Sandown, NH and graduated from what is now Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, NH. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John entered the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War and was stationed at a munitions base in Ontario, Canada until the war ended. While in the military, he served as a Chaplain’s Assistant as well as a Little League coach and achieved the rank of Captain. Upon leaving the service, he and his family settled in Merrimack, NH. John worked many years for Digital Equipment Corporation in the marketing department, and after many successful years in the business world, earned his Juris Doctorate from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, NH, was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar and began a second career as an attorney and mediator.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Throughout his years in the legal community, John was an advocate for children and families, both in individual cases and in legislation. He was a key member of the Task Force on Family Law and lobbied for&nbsp;the resulting Parental Rights and Responsibilities Act that radically changed New Hampshire’s parenting statutes in 2005. John co-founded the Collaborative Law Alliance of NH, the Parenting Coordinator Association of NH, the NH Guardian Ad Litem Association and Neutral Ground Co-Parenting Solutions. He served on the Governor’s Committee on Family Law, on the Family Mediation Certification Board, and as Co-Chairman of the Family Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association. John was a strong proponent of mediation rather than litigation, and was a certified mediator trainer; conducting his last class this past May.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">John’s commitment to and capacity for public service was enormous. His desire to serve was a driving force in his life. Over the years, he volunteered for a wide variety of organizations addressing such needs as homeless or disadvantaged children, the mentally and physically handicapped, abused and battered women, Y.M.C.A.s in Nashua, Concord and Syracuse, N.Y. and the United Way of Greater Nashua and of Onandaga County, New York. He also held leadership positions on the Steering Committee of the State of NH, Governor’s Office on Volunteerism during the 1980’s.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">In 1996, John moved to Gilford and served as Gilford Middle School Building Committee Facilitator and as the Gilford School District Moderator. He was a member of the Mensa Society, a Justice of the Peace and an avid skier and familiar presence on the slopes at Gunstock. John was an accomplished photographer and published writer, having developed a website for identifying NH wildflowers (www.newhampshirewildflowers.com) and penning informative articles on wildflowers. Throughout his life, he was an active member of Christian Science churches in Derry, Nashua and Concord; teaching Sunday School and holding a variety of administrative and lay reader positions.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Survivors include his wife Pat of Gilford; daughter Emily (+David) Busch of New Brighton, PA.; son Jonathan (+Jenna) Cameron of Candia; brother Malcolm E. (Bernadette) Cameron, Jr. of Deerfield; sister Virginia Dimino of Epsom; grandchildren Jonathan A. Cameron of Candia and Angela M. Busch of New Brighton, PA; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his four-legged hiking buddy, Gracie.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A memorial service will be held on September 6, 2014 at 11:00am at the First United Methodist Church of Gilford, 18 Wesley Way (off Route 11A), Gilford, NH. For those who wish, donations may be made to the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Building Preservation Fund, 33 School St., Concord, N.H. 03301</p> Francis T. Smith http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044158-466/francis-t.-smith.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044158-466/francis-t.-smith.html#disqus_thread Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:00:48 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Francis T. Smith, 94, of Litchfield, NH, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at the Ridgewood Center in Bedford, NH. He was born on January 4, 1920, the son of the late Eliphelet and Lucinda (Colby) Smith. Mr. Smith was raised in Bow, NH and was a graduate of Central High School in Manchester. He was a resident of Litchfield for the past 72 years and was the owner and operator of Smith’s Garage in Litchfield. He was a long time member of the Litchfield Police and Fire Departments and was a Fire Warden. In his youth, Mr. Smith was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a dog lover, an avid hunter and fisherman and loved being in the outdoors.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He is survived by two daughters, Joanne Giles of Litchfield, and Suzanne Patenaude and her husband, John of Hudson, NH; one son, Michael Smith of Litchfield; eight grandchildren, Christine, Donna, John, Sarah, Theresa, Brian, Daniel and Debora; six great grandchildren, Matthew, Aaron, Amanda, Harvey, Samuel and Ashlynn. He was predeceased by his two wives, Jeanne (Villemure) Smith in 1981 and Hortense (Young) Smith in 1946, as well as his long-time companion, Judy Brousseau; his daughter, Elaine Young; and his grandson, Thomas. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at the Litchfield Community Church on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society or charity of one’s choice. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Derry and Londonderry are assisting the family with arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabody<br/>funeralhome.com.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Francis T. Smith, 94, of Litchfield, NH, died Thursday, August 14, 2014, at the Ridgewood Center in Bedford, NH. He was born on January 4, 1920, the son of the late Eliphelet and Lucinda (Colby) Smith. Mr. Smith was raised in Bow, NH and was a graduate of Central High School in Manchester. He was a resident of Litchfield for the past 72 years and was the owner and operator of Smith’s Garage in Litchfield. He was a long time member of the Litchfield Police and Fire Departments and was a Fire Warden. In his youth, Mr. Smith was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps. He was a dog lover, an avid hunter and fisherman and loved being in the outdoors.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He is survived by two daughters, Joanne Giles of Litchfield, and Suzanne Patenaude and her husband, John of Hudson, NH; one son, Michael Smith of Litchfield; eight grandchildren, Christine, Donna, John, Sarah, Theresa, Brian, Daniel and Debora; six great grandchildren, Matthew, Aaron, Amanda, Harvey, Samuel and Ashlynn. He was predeceased by his two wives, Jeanne (Villemure) Smith in 1981 and Hortense (Young) Smith in 1946, as well as his long-time companion, Judy Brousseau; his daughter, Elaine Young; and his grandson, Thomas. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at the Litchfield Community Church on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 3:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society or charity of one’s choice. The Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium of Derry and Londonderry are assisting the family with arrangements. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit www.peabody<br/>funeralhome.com.</p> Rita Marie (Gagne) Hartson http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044159-466/rita-marie-gagne-hartson.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044159-466/rita-marie-gagne-hartson.html#disqus_thread Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:01:01 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Rita Marie (Gagne) Hartson, 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson, NH. She was born on August 7th, 1929 to Louis Gagne and Ida (Meunier) Gagne in Nashua, NH. She is predeceased by her sister Dorothy Gagne. Rita made her home in Merrimack, NH, with her son John and his family for 18 years. She is survived by her son John Hartson and his wife Sandra Hartson and their children Corey and Ashley; her daughter Joanne Brown of Nashua and her children Lisa and Michael; and her son Kevin Hartson of St. Johnsbury, VT and his daughters Rebecca and Melissa. She absolutely loved to spoil her 4 great-grandchildren, Brianna, Aiden, Emerson, and Tyler. Rita was retired from Nashua Corporation. She was a unique soul with a kind heart who enjoyed reading, laughing and spending time with her family. Rita will be greatly missed. A private service for the family only will be held at a future date.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Rita Marie (Gagne) Hartson, 85, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson, NH. She was born on August 7th, 1929 to Louis Gagne and Ida (Meunier) Gagne in Nashua, NH. She is predeceased by her sister Dorothy Gagne. Rita made her home in Merrimack, NH, with her son John and his family for 18 years. She is survived by her son John Hartson and his wife Sandra Hartson and their children Corey and Ashley; her daughter Joanne Brown of Nashua and her children Lisa and Michael; and her son Kevin Hartson of St. Johnsbury, VT and his daughters Rebecca and Melissa. She absolutely loved to spoil her 4 great-grandchildren, Brianna, Aiden, Emerson, and Tyler. Rita was retired from Nashua Corporation. She was a unique soul with a kind heart who enjoyed reading, laughing and spending time with her family. Rita will be greatly missed. A private service for the family only will be held at a future date.</p> Beatrice S. Kerouac http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044160-466/beatrice-s.-kerouac.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044160-466/beatrice-s.-kerouac.html#disqus_thread Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:01:14 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Beatrice S. Kerouac (Tremblay), died comfortably in her home on August 11, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Grace and Louis Tremblay; her sister, Laurette Gillis; her daughter, Jessie F. Kerouac, and her husband Edmond S. Kerouac.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She is survived by her sisters, Annette Carter, Janet Parkinson, and Lorraine and Rollin Brown. She is survived by her brothers, Roland and Jan Tremblay and Maurice and Irene Tremblay. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Adrian and Jean Kerouac; and her sister-in-law, Jessie Tripi. She is survived by her sons, David Kerouac and April Strickman, and John and Kristen Kerouac; as well as daughters, Charlotte Duncklee-Totten and John Totten, Gloria and Dan Sturm, Lisa and Roger Rule, Dianne and Mark McBride, Cathy and Mike Mitchell, and Jennifer and Scott Drummond. She has 17 grandchildren: Michael Kerouac, Jessica Pfingston, Jeremiah Totten, Daniel Sturm, Stephanie Mayoral, Jessie Rule, Julie Rule, Jeffery Rule, Larissa McBride, Candace McBride, Nicholas McBride, Nicole McBride, Andrew Kerouac, Stephen Kerouac, Ryan Drummond, Nicholas Pixos, and Hali Strykowski, as well as several nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Beatrice spent 75 years in Nashua, New Hampshire, raising a family, operating a small bicycle shop and working at an electronics manufacturing company. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Beatrice moved to Tucson in 2008. She was a frequent participant at the Marana Senior Center and became a skillful maker of costume jewelry.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua, NH. A funeral mass will be held Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Louis Church, 48 W. Hollis St., Nashua, NH. Private interment will be at a later time.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=0YuIJ3MFP4E61nHMZQzdhM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuJQbN$Q2ilHHt1HycKafesWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Beatrice S. Kerouac (Tremblay), died comfortably in her home on August 11, 2014. She was predeceased by her parents, Grace and Louis Tremblay; her sister, Laurette Gillis; her daughter, Jessie F. Kerouac, and her husband Edmond S. Kerouac.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She is survived by her sisters, Annette Carter, Janet Parkinson, and Lorraine and Rollin Brown. She is survived by her brothers, Roland and Jan Tremblay and Maurice and Irene Tremblay. She is survived by her brother-in-law, Adrian and Jean Kerouac; and her sister-in-law, Jessie Tripi. She is survived by her sons, David Kerouac and April Strickman, and John and Kristen Kerouac; as well as daughters, Charlotte Duncklee-Totten and John Totten, Gloria and Dan Sturm, Lisa and Roger Rule, Dianne and Mark McBride, Cathy and Mike Mitchell, and Jennifer and Scott Drummond. She has 17 grandchildren: Michael Kerouac, Jessica Pfingston, Jeremiah Totten, Daniel Sturm, Stephanie Mayoral, Jessie Rule, Julie Rule, Jeffery Rule, Larissa McBride, Candace McBride, Nicholas McBride, Nicole McBride, Andrew Kerouac, Stephen Kerouac, Ryan Drummond, Nicholas Pixos, and Hali Strykowski, as well as several nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Beatrice spent 75 years in Nashua, New Hampshire, raising a family, operating a small bicycle shop and working at an electronics manufacturing company. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Beatrice moved to Tucson in 2008. She was a frequent participant at the Marana Senior Center and became a skillful maker of costume jewelry.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 4:00pm-8:00pm at Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home, 26 Kinsley St., Nashua, NH. A funeral mass will be held Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:00 am at St. Louis Church, 48 W. Hollis St., Nashua, NH. Private interment will be at a later time.</p> Joseph Francis Guerra http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044161-466/joseph-francis-guerra.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044161-466/joseph-francis-guerra.html#disqus_thread Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:01:27 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph Francis Guerra, 48, of Manchester, NH, and formerly Nashua, NH, died Saturday August 16, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Born October 22, 1965 in Nashua, NH, he was the son of Richard James and Clara Jean (Tiernan) Guerra, of Hudson, NH, and was husband of Melanie (Gomez) Guerra, of Nashua, with whom he married on June 9, 1990.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Rose Gomez; and a brother-in-law, Fred Gomez.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph was a 1982 graduate of Alvirne HS and went on to attend technical college obtaining a degree in auto mechanics.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph worked as an auto mechanic and most recently worked for Monroe Muffler.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He enjoyed camping boating and fishing with his children, especially in Greenfield State Park. He also tied his own flies for fly fishing and enjoyed the outdoors in general. He enjoyed working on small motors and was an all around handy-man.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Besides his wife of twenty-four year and his parents, survivors include three sons, Joseph Richard Guerra, Matthew Salvatore Guerra and Nathaniel Ronald Guerra, all of Nashua; one brother, James Richard Guerra, of Chester, VT; one sister, Ann Margaret Peterson, of Surry, NH; father-in-law, Richard Ernest Gomez, of Nashua; three brother-in-laws, Lester Gomez Sr., of Weare, NH Richard Gomez Jr., of Nashua and Lester Gomez Jr., of Nashua; a special thanks to Melanie’s cousin, Fred Davis Jr., of Nashua and Melanie’s aunt, Ann Gomez, of Nashua; as well as several aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Services: Visiting hours will be held Friday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. Funeral service will be held Friday evening at 7:00 PM (immediately following visiting hours) in the chapel of the Davis Funeral Home, Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. An online guest-book is available atwww.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=6lx7E3ATRJ61i2Hs0yLHHs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsMaU6xQ7xzyhFP3yRWJFrbWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph Francis Guerra, 48, of Manchester, NH, and formerly Nashua, NH, died Saturday August 16, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Born October 22, 1965 in Nashua, NH, he was the son of Richard James and Clara Jean (Tiernan) Guerra, of Hudson, NH, and was husband of Melanie (Gomez) Guerra, of Nashua, with whom he married on June 9, 1990.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Rose Gomez; and a brother-in-law, Fred Gomez.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph was a 1982 graduate of Alvirne HS and went on to attend technical college obtaining a degree in auto mechanics.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Joseph worked as an auto mechanic and most recently worked for Monroe Muffler.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He enjoyed camping boating and fishing with his children, especially in Greenfield State Park. He also tied his own flies for fly fishing and enjoyed the outdoors in general. He enjoyed working on small motors and was an all around handy-man.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Besides his wife of twenty-four year and his parents, survivors include three sons, Joseph Richard Guerra, Matthew Salvatore Guerra and Nathaniel Ronald Guerra, all of Nashua; one brother, James Richard Guerra, of Chester, VT; one sister, Ann Margaret Peterson, of Surry, NH; father-in-law, Richard Ernest Gomez, of Nashua; three brother-in-laws, Lester Gomez Sr., of Weare, NH Richard Gomez Jr., of Nashua and Lester Gomez Jr., of Nashua; a special thanks to Melanie’s cousin, Fred Davis Jr., of Nashua and Melanie’s aunt, Ann Gomez, of Nashua; as well as several aunt, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Services: Visiting hours will be held Friday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. Funeral service will be held Friday evening at 7:00 PM (immediately following visiting hours) in the chapel of the Davis Funeral Home, Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. An online guest-book is available atwww.davis<br/>funeralhomenh.com. (603) 883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”</p> Priscilla Adams (Parkhurst) Moody http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044162-466/priscilla-adams-parkhurst-moody.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044162-466/priscilla-adams-parkhurst-moody.html#disqus_thread Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:01:37 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Priscilla Adams (Parkhurst) Moody, 91, of Hollis, NH, died Wednesday July 30, 2014 at the Crestwood Nursing Home in Milford, NH, after a short period of declining health.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Born September 8, 1922 in Hollis, NH she was the daughter of the late Henry and Clara (Adams) Blood. She was also predeceased by a son, David Parkhurst; a brother, Charles Willard Blood; three sisters, Ester Stewart and Elizabeth Bean and Myra Lustig.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Priscilla was a member of the Hollis Congregation Church. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">At one time, she worked as a hairdresser, she worked for Lemon Tree Food Service and also the Hollis Elementary School System. She then went on to work for Brookdale Fruit Farms, retiring after twelve years of employment.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Priscilla attended meetings for the blind with the Blind Association. Prior to her eyes going bad, she enjoyed crocheting and needle work. She enjoyed watching the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, but most of all, she enjoyed watching the Lawrence Welk and Mitch Miller show. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Bell, of Hollis, Karen Marino and her husband Angelo, of Hollis; one son, Neil Parkhurst and his wife Kathleen, of Amherst; one sister, Hilda Tolles, of Hollis, NH; eight grandchildren, Lisa Blaisdell and her husband Phil, of CA, Kerrie Steckbeck and her husband Jeffrey, of FL, Paul Falco and his wife Melissa, of CA, Ronald Marchant and his wife Sarah, of Brookline, NH, Jessica Marchant, of Nashua, NH, Michael Parkhurst and his wife Lisa, of Milford, NH, Nicholas Bell, and his partner, Kristy Dawn Haney of Williamston, SC, and Matthew Parkhurst and his wife Teri, of FL; as well as eleven great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Services: There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held on August 23, 2014 at 11:00 Am in the East Cemetery, (Wheeler Rd) Hollis, NH. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064 is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Priscilla’s loving memory to Hollis Historical Society @ PO Box 754, Hollis, NH 03049. 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=SCs6PmuRiVuYj1V$mbW_hs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvlbEumHcLTHDLgvu2GzNijWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Priscilla Adams (Parkhurst) Moody, 91, of Hollis, NH, died Wednesday July 30, 2014 at the Crestwood Nursing Home in Milford, NH, after a short period of declining health.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Born September 8, 1922 in Hollis, NH she was the daughter of the late Henry and Clara (Adams) Blood. She was also predeceased by a son, David Parkhurst; a brother, Charles Willard Blood; three sisters, Ester Stewart and Elizabeth Bean and Myra Lustig.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Priscilla was a member of the Hollis Congregation Church. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">At one time, she worked as a hairdresser, she worked for Lemon Tree Food Service and also the Hollis Elementary School System. She then went on to work for Brookdale Fruit Farms, retiring after twelve years of employment.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Priscilla attended meetings for the blind with the Blind Association. Prior to her eyes going bad, she enjoyed crocheting and needle work. She enjoyed watching the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics, but most of all, she enjoyed watching the Lawrence Welk and Mitch Miller show. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Bell, of Hollis, Karen Marino and her husband Angelo, of Hollis; one son, Neil Parkhurst and his wife Kathleen, of Amherst; one sister, Hilda Tolles, of Hollis, NH; eight grandchildren, Lisa Blaisdell and her husband Phil, of CA, Kerrie Steckbeck and her husband Jeffrey, of FL, Paul Falco and his wife Melissa, of CA, Ronald Marchant and his wife Sarah, of Brookline, NH, Jessica Marchant, of Nashua, NH, Michael Parkhurst and his wife Lisa, of Milford, NH, Nicholas Bell, and his partner, Kristy Dawn Haney of Williamston, SC, and Matthew Parkhurst and his wife Teri, of FL; as well as eleven great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Services: There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held on August 23, 2014 at 11:00 Am in the East Cemetery, (Wheeler Rd) Hollis, NH. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064 is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Priscilla’s loving memory to Hollis Historical Society @ PO Box 754, Hollis, NH 03049. An online guest-book is available at www.davis<br/>funeralhomenh.com. (603) 883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”</p> Arleen M. Quirion http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044163-466/arleen-m.-quirion.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044163-466/arleen-m.-quirion.html#disqus_thread Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:01:43 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Arleen M. (Soucy) Quirion, 69, of Nashua, widow of Normand Guy Quirion, died Sunday morning, August 17, 2014 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a period of declining health.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A lifelong Nashua resident, Mrs. Quirion was born on August 30, 1944, a daughter of Yvette (Pelletier) Soucy of Nashua and the late Lewis Soucy. Arleen grew up in the French Hill neighborhood of this city and attended the former St. Francis Xavier Parochial School where she was the Spelling Bee champion in 1958. She later continued her education, earning her GED in the 1970s. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Arleen and Normand were married on February 8, 1964 and made their home in the Crown Hill section of Nashua for 33 years. Her husband passed away on November 29, 2005 after sharing 41 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by a brother, Richard Soucy.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mrs. Quirion loved to play Cribbage and Internet games; was a NASCAR fan; and loved music of the 1950s and 60s.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Besides her mother, members of her family include a son and daughter-in-law, Michael R. and Monique Quirion of Nashua; a daughter, Lynne S. Quirion of Manchester; four grandchildren, Ryan M. Quirion, Frances L. (Dube) Brown and her husband Raymond, Christopher R. Dube and Alishia M. Quirion; two great-grandsons, Xander Andrew Raymond Brown and Kayson Michael Quirion; a brother, Ronald Soucy of Sarasota, FL; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ann Marie and Marcel Boulanger of Loudon, NH and Sharon and Kurt Johnson of Lancaster, NH; also nieces, nephews and cousins.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staffs of Aynsley Place in Nashua and the Community Hospice House in Merrimack for their excellent care of Arleen.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home, Friday morning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Hospice House, Attn. Development, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneral.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=UyiRItRsr6MZWuuaJIboZc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYu4e2erqXoTdn$BbajaptQ_WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Arleen M. (Soucy) Quirion, 69, of Nashua, widow of Normand Guy Quirion, died Sunday morning, August 17, 2014 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a period of declining health.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A lifelong Nashua resident, Mrs. Quirion was born on August 30, 1944, a daughter of Yvette (Pelletier) Soucy of Nashua and the late Lewis Soucy. Arleen grew up in the French Hill neighborhood of this city and attended the former St. Francis Xavier Parochial School where she was the Spelling Bee champion in 1958. She later continued her education, earning her GED in the 1970s. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Arleen and Normand were married on February 8, 1964 and made their home in the Crown Hill section of Nashua for 33 years. Her husband passed away on November 29, 2005 after sharing 41 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by a brother, Richard Soucy.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mrs. Quirion loved to play Cribbage and Internet games; was a NASCAR fan; and loved music of the 1950s and 60s.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Besides her mother, members of her family include a son and daughter-in-law, Michael R. and Monique Quirion of Nashua; a daughter, Lynne S. Quirion of Manchester; four grandchildren, Ryan M. Quirion, Frances L. (Dube) Brown and her husband Raymond, Christopher R. Dube and Alishia M. Quirion; two great-grandsons, Xander Andrew Raymond Brown and Kayson Michael Quirion; a brother, Ronald Soucy of Sarasota, FL; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ann Marie and Marcel Boulanger of Loudon, NH and Sharon and Kurt Johnson of Lancaster, NH; also nieces, nephews and cousins.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staffs of Aynsley Place in Nashua and the Community Hospice House in Merrimack for their excellent care of Arleen.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Thursday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held in the funeral home, Friday morning at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Hudson. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Hospice House, Attn. Development, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneral.com.</p> Michael J. Keeley Jr. http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044164-466/michael-j.-keeley-jr..html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044164-466/michael-j.-keeley-jr..html#disqus_thread Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:01:48 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Michael J. Keeley, Jr., 82, died peacefully on August 16, 2014, in Sun City, Arizona. Mike was born in Tacoma, WA, to Louise and Michael Keeley, Sr. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He worked at Boeing in Seattle, and in 1967 moved to Nashua, NH, with his family. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">After many years at Sanders and Blue Cross, Mike retired to Sun City at the young age of 57. He enjoyed travelling, and over the years visited many countries and all continents. His 2012 cruise to Alaska with his family, to celebrate his 80th birthday, was memorable.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mike was known for his homemade birthday cards (“Old Fart Designs”), and his hat “Hair by Chemo,” which covered his bald head.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mike is survived by his four children, Steven, Karen, Brian, and Kevin; and their families, including six grandchildren, Claire, Madison, Nicole, Cutter, Abby, and Ashley.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=LPHg4xYLUJRIalh$6sqcx8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsOWX2VHyPZ8kVJe3LPDa6tWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Michael J. Keeley, Jr., 82, died peacefully on August 16, 2014, in Sun City, Arizona. Mike was born in Tacoma, WA, to Louise and Michael Keeley, Sr. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He worked at Boeing in Seattle, and in 1967 moved to Nashua, NH, with his family. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">After many years at Sanders and Blue Cross, Mike retired to Sun City at the young age of 57. He enjoyed travelling, and over the years visited many countries and all continents. His 2012 cruise to Alaska with his family, to celebrate his 80th birthday, was memorable.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mike was known for his homemade birthday cards (“Old Fart Designs”), and his hat “Hair by Chemo,” which covered his bald head.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Mike is survived by his four children, Steven, Karen, Brian, and Kevin; and their families, including six grandchildren, Claire, Madison, Nicole, Cutter, Abby, and Ashley.</p> John (Jack) Paul Dakai http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044165-466/john-jack-paul-dakai.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044165-466/john-jack-paul-dakai.html#disqus_thread Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:01:54 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">(Jack) John Paul Dakai, 66, formerly of Ashland MA, died Thursday, July 29, 2014 at his home in Safety Harbor Florida. He is survived by his former wife Joan Dakai of Myrtle Beach SC, son Tim Dakai and his granddaughter Tristan Dakai who reside in Houston TX; siblings, Steven Dakai & wife Christine of CT; Barbara Huseby-Pilgreen & husband Herb of WA; Kathryn Dakai of Oxford; Margaret Morreale & husband Michael of Hudson; several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. He is pre-deceased by his brothers Kenneth Dakai and Michael Dakai.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Jack was born in Framingham Massachusetts to the late John & Blanche (Montville) Dakai. Jack served in the United States Marines beginning in 1966 during the Vietnam War. He was a resident of Nashua NH for many years and was best known as a hard working contractor and dedicated hockey coach to so many. He lived in the Houston area for several years and finally retired to the Clearwater area in Florida. He surpassed every expectation of his abilities and passed his knowledge to everyone he met. He was a loved father, grandfather, friend and coach to us all. He will be greatly missed and loved. </p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=9BYF6EGqOBjNiNI6MzCyL8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsKHrwfnM1o9Ztz_E9a_w$QWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">(Jack) John Paul Dakai, 66, formerly of Ashland MA, died Thursday, July 29, 2014 at his home in Safety Harbor Florida. He is survived by his former wife Joan Dakai of Myrtle Beach SC, son Tim Dakai and his granddaughter Tristan Dakai who reside in Houston TX; siblings, Steven Dakai & wife Christine of CT; Barbara Huseby-Pilgreen & husband Herb of WA; Kathryn Dakai of Oxford; Margaret Morreale & husband Michael of Hudson; several nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. He is pre-deceased by his brothers Kenneth Dakai and Michael Dakai.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Jack was born in Framingham Massachusetts to the late John & Blanche (Montville) Dakai. Jack served in the United States Marines beginning in 1966 during the Vietnam War. He was a resident of Nashua NH for many years and was best known as a hard working contractor and dedicated hockey coach to so many. He lived in the Houston area for several years and finally retired to the Clearwater area in Florida. He surpassed every expectation of his abilities and passed his knowledge to everyone he met. He was a loved father, grandfather, friend and coach to us all. He will be greatly missed and loved. </p> Marjorie L. (Staples) Dow http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044034-466/marjorie-l.-staples-dow.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044034-466/marjorie-l.-staples-dow.html#disqus_thread Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:00:35 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Marjorie L. (Staples) Dow, 90, of Merrimack passed away on Sunday August 10, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua after a lengthy illness.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She was born on April 14, 1924 in Eliot, ME, to the late Edwin Staples and Mary Strout.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Many years ago, she worked at the Portsmouth Naval Yard, and also had worked at Bradlees, Rich’s and Child World Dept stores. Also Marjorie and her husband delivered the Nashua Telegraph for many years. She also attended Grace Baptist Church in Merrimack and loved music and traveling. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Marjorie was pre-deceased by her first husband, Karl A. Whitney in 1975; and her second husband Joseph L.F. Dow in 1990; a son in-law, Ernie Chase; a brother, Howard Goodwin; and two sisters, Evelyn Minard and Isabelle Koehler.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Surviving members of her family include five sons and a daughter-in-law, Karl Whitney and his wife Peggy of Kittery, ME, Dennis Whitney and his significant other Diane Dever of Rochester, Bradley Dow of NY, Peter Dow and Donald Dow both of Merrimack; four daughters, Barbara of CT, Dolores Chambers of Merrimack, Mary Chase of Rochester, and Janice Bealieu of Nashua; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and her live in companion of the last 25 years, Ashley Sanborn.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Memorial calling hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Aug. 21, 2014 from 4 - 6 PM. A memorial service will be held at 6 PM.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">To those who wish, memorial donations can be made in Marjorie’s name to Home Health & Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">To sign an online guestbook, please visit rivet funeralhome.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=JUrGY2eHGwHtteuR7nRdK8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvu4nhRPOXjv_E_RxkuEaa5WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Marjorie L. (Staples) Dow, 90, of Merrimack passed away on Sunday August 10, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua after a lengthy illness.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She was born on April 14, 1924 in Eliot, ME, to the late Edwin Staples and Mary Strout.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Many years ago, she worked at the Portsmouth Naval Yard, and also had worked at Bradlees, Rich’s and Child World Dept stores. Also Marjorie and her husband delivered the Nashua Telegraph for many years. She also attended Grace Baptist Church in Merrimack and loved music and traveling. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Marjorie was pre-deceased by her first husband, Karl A. Whitney in 1975; and her second husband Joseph L.F. Dow in 1990; a son in-law, Ernie Chase; a brother, Howard Goodwin; and two sisters, Evelyn Minard and Isabelle Koehler.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Surviving members of her family include five sons and a daughter-in-law, Karl Whitney and his wife Peggy of Kittery, ME, Dennis Whitney and his significant other Diane Dever of Rochester, Bradley Dow of NY, Peter Dow and Donald Dow both of Merrimack; four daughters, Barbara of CT, Dolores Chambers of Merrimack, Mary Chase of Rochester, and Janice Bealieu of Nashua; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and her live in companion of the last 25 years, Ashley Sanborn.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Memorial calling hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Aug. 21, 2014 from 4 - 6 PM. A memorial service will be held at 6 PM.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">To those who wish, memorial donations can be made in Marjorie’s name to Home Health & Hospice, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">To sign an online guestbook, please visit rivet funeralhome.com.</p> Dr. H. Tracy Schier http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044035-466/dr.-h.-tracy-schier.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044035-466/dr.-h.-tracy-schier.html#disqus_thread Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:00:54 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Dr. H. Tracy Schier, 74, of Hudson, died of complications from cancer on August 14, 2014 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, with her family by her side. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Tracy was born in Ohio to Harold and Grace Johnson and an older brother, Charles, all of whom preceded her in death. Tracy received her bachelor’s degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana, a school that would forever shape her life. At Ohio State University, Tracy received her first master’s degree. Her second master’s degree was from Rivier College, and she did additional graduate study at the University of Basel, Switzerland and the University of Virginia. Tracy received her Ph.D. from Boston College. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Dr. Schier began her career teaching at St. Mary’s College (Notre Dame University), U. Mass Lowell, and Rivier College (now Rivier University). She then served as a senior administrator at Rivier for many years before starting her own firm consulting in board development, strategic planning, evaluation, and organizational development to over 70 foundations and non-profit institutions in 21 states and Canada. Tracy also served the Lilly Endowment as writer and editor, program developer and director, and evaluator. Tracy co-founded and directed the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education at Boston College. She directed a project for Yale University that resulted in the book Catholic Women’s Colleges in America. Dr. Schier was also a presidential mentor/evaluator for In Trust, a national association of leaders in education. Last year, Tracy received the Mother Theodore award at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College for community vitality and leadership. Her work with numerous charities made this world a better place. The New Hampshire Humanities Council, Rivier University, and the Symphony New Hampshire were just three of 19 boards on which she served. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Throughout her life, Tracy touched countless lives and formed many close, lasting friendships. She kept in regular contact with everyone from childhood friends, college classmates, former colleagues, and many others, all of whom helped to keep her spirits high while she was in the hospital. Interaction with friends and family was always her top priority, and her compassion for others was genuine. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">An avid reader, Tracy participated in three book clubs. She had a lust for life and learning and was passionate about exploring the world and seeking out new experiences. Although a NH resident, she traveled extensively in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. A city girl at heart, she loved museums, the theater, and going to concerts, especially in her favorite cities – New York, Paris, and Vienna. A few of her more exciting adventures included riding class four rapids on rafting expeditions, escaping from a charging elephant on an African safari, ballooning over vineyards, pushing a jeep through a jungle, and sailing a boat around the Caribbean on winter breaks. Tracy also regularly enjoyed relaxing with family and friends while sailing her boat off the North Shore of Boston. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Tracy is survived by her husband, Walter. Last summer, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Lake Tahoe, surrounded by Walter’s extended family. Tracy also leaves behind three children and four grandchildren: Thomas Schier of Upper Montclair, NJ, his wife, Cecelia, and their children Laura and Robbie; Jeanne Ayer of Nashua, her husband, Michael, and their boys, Ian and Jack; and Joseph Schier of Taipei, Taiwan. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 23 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 25 Library St., Hudson, NH. Following the Mass, a luncheon in celebration of Tracy’s life will be held at the Dion Center at Rivier University. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road in Merrimack, NH, the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, 42 Chestnut Street in Nashua, NH., or the general scholarship funds at Rivier University, Nashua, NH or St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. </p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=kd7PvGCgLRf5cHVD0xSwz8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYt1_Yp0T09mFNMqWw0t_E4uWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Dr. H. Tracy Schier, 74, of Hudson, died of complications from cancer on August 14, 2014 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, with her family by her side. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Tracy was born in Ohio to Harold and Grace Johnson and an older brother, Charles, all of whom preceded her in death. Tracy received her bachelor’s degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana, a school that would forever shape her life. At Ohio State University, Tracy received her first master’s degree. Her second master’s degree was from Rivier College, and she did additional graduate study at the University of Basel, Switzerland and the University of Virginia. Tracy received her Ph.D. from Boston College. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Dr. Schier began her career teaching at St. Mary’s College (Notre Dame University), U. Mass Lowell, and Rivier College (now Rivier University). She then served as a senior administrator at Rivier for many years before starting her own firm consulting in board development, strategic planning, evaluation, and organizational development to over 70 foundations and non-profit institutions in 21 states and Canada. Tracy also served the Lilly Endowment as writer and editor, program developer and director, and evaluator. Tracy co-founded and directed the Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education at Boston College. She directed a project for Yale University that resulted in the book Catholic Women’s Colleges in America. Dr. Schier was also a presidential mentor/evaluator for In Trust, a national association of leaders in education. Last year, Tracy received the Mother Theodore award at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College for community vitality and leadership. Her work with numerous charities made this world a better place. The New Hampshire Humanities Council, Rivier University, and the Symphony New Hampshire were just three of 19 boards on which she served. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Throughout her life, Tracy touched countless lives and formed many close, lasting friendships. She kept in regular contact with everyone from childhood friends, college classmates, former colleagues, and many others, all of whom helped to keep her spirits high while she was in the hospital. Interaction with friends and family was always her top priority, and her compassion for others was genuine. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">An avid reader, Tracy participated in three book clubs. She had a lust for life and learning and was passionate about exploring the world and seeking out new experiences. Although a NH resident, she traveled extensively in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. A city girl at heart, she loved museums, the theater, and going to concerts, especially in her favorite cities – New York, Paris, and Vienna. A few of her more exciting adventures included riding class four rapids on rafting expeditions, escaping from a charging elephant on an African safari, ballooning over vineyards, pushing a jeep through a jungle, and sailing a boat around the Caribbean on winter breaks. Tracy also regularly enjoyed relaxing with family and friends while sailing her boat off the North Shore of Boston. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Tracy is survived by her husband, Walter. Last summer, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Lake Tahoe, surrounded by Walter’s extended family. Tracy also leaves behind three children and four grandchildren: Thomas Schier of Upper Montclair, NJ, his wife, Cecelia, and their children Laura and Robbie; Jeanne Ayer of Nashua, her husband, Michael, and their boys, Ian and Jack; and Joseph Schier of Taipei, Taiwan. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 23 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church, 25 Library St., Hudson, NH. Following the Mass, a luncheon in celebration of Tracy’s life will be held at the Dion Center at Rivier University. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road in Merrimack, NH, the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, 42 Chestnut Street in Nashua, NH., or the general scholarship funds at Rivier University, Nashua, NH or St. Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. </p> Jean (Sheiry) Greenlee http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044036-466/jean-sheiry-greenlee.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044036-466/jean-sheiry-greenlee.html#disqus_thread Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:00:59 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">AMHERST, NH – Jean (Sheiry) Greenlee, 81, of Amherst, NH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence in Worcester surrounded by her loving family.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Jean is survived by her three children, Sherrill Bull and her husband Jeff of Edmond, OK, Kathleen Greenlee Sawyer of Valrico, FL, and Douglas Greenlee and his wife Margaret of Westminster; six grandchildren, Leslie Barresi and her husband Brian, Brandon Bull, Rachel Greenlee, Amy Sawyer, Christopher Greenlee, and Rebecca Greenlee; also many nieces, nephews, cousins and her beloved dog, KeeKee.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She was predeceased by her husband, Merrill W. Greenlee, in 1991, and by her sister, JoAnn Clinefelter.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Jean was born on May 2, 1933 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Harvey Hewitt Sheiry Jr. and Lillian Margaret (Smith) Sheiry. She was raised and educated in Iowa, graduating from Iowa State Teacher’s College with an Associate’s degree in elementary education. She went on to study further at the University of Cincinnati and earned her Bachelor’s degree in education. Mrs. Greenlee worked as a teacher for many years in the Sycamore School District in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has resided in Amherst, NH for the past seven years and was a former resident of Windham, NH for twenty-nine years.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Jean was a member of the Crossways Christian Church in Nashua, NH, Hollis Women’s Club and the Andover Bible Study Fellowship. She was an avid bridge player and an expert seamstress. She enjoyed quilting, knitting and smocking; she proudly made wedding dresses single-handedly for her daughters and daughter-in-law. Most of all, Jean enjoyed spending time with her family.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 138 Main Street, Westminster. Visitation will precede the service from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the church.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Burial in the New Plains Cemetery, Windham, NH, will be private.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s memory to a charity of your choice. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The Sawyer-Miller-<br/>Masciarelli Funeral Home, 123 Main Street, Westminster, is directing arrangements. Please visit www.masciarellifamilyfuneral<br/>homes.net for further information.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=JKDcSgQCH9qSf5tmJjwJ_8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsYfdO3lz1SeW7lPZuJ1c52WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">AMHERST, NH – Jean (Sheiry) Greenlee, 81, of Amherst, NH, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at the Ichabod Washburn Hospice Residence in Worcester surrounded by her loving family.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Jean is survived by her three children, Sherrill Bull and her husband Jeff of Edmond, OK, Kathleen Greenlee Sawyer of Valrico, FL, and Douglas Greenlee and his wife Margaret of Westminster; six grandchildren, Leslie Barresi and her husband Brian, Brandon Bull, Rachel Greenlee, Amy Sawyer, Christopher Greenlee, and Rebecca Greenlee; also many nieces, nephews, cousins and her beloved dog, KeeKee.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She was predeceased by her husband, Merrill W. Greenlee, in 1991, and by her sister, JoAnn Clinefelter.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Jean was born on May 2, 1933 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the daughter of Harvey Hewitt Sheiry Jr. and Lillian Margaret (Smith) Sheiry. She was raised and educated in Iowa, graduating from Iowa State Teacher’s College with an Associate’s degree in elementary education. She went on to study further at the University of Cincinnati and earned her Bachelor’s degree in education. Mrs. Greenlee worked as a teacher for many years in the Sycamore School District in Cincinnati, Ohio. She has resided in Amherst, NH for the past seven years and was a former resident of Windham, NH for twenty-nine years.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Jean was a member of the Crossways Christian Church in Nashua, NH, Hollis Women’s Club and the Andover Bible Study Fellowship. She was an avid bridge player and an expert seamstress. She enjoyed quilting, knitting and smocking; she proudly made wedding dresses single-handedly for her daughters and daughter-in-law. Most of all, Jean enjoyed spending time with her family.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 138 Main Street, Westminster. Visitation will precede the service from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the church.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Burial in the New Plains Cemetery, Windham, NH, will be private.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made in Jean’s memory to a charity of your choice. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The Sawyer-Miller-<br/>Masciarelli Funeral Home, 123 Main Street, Westminster, is directing arrangements. Please visit www.masciarellifamilyfuneral<br/>homes.net for further information.</p> Marian B. Warren http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044037-466/marian-b.-warren.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044037-466/marian-b.-warren.html#disqus_thread Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:01:04 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Marian B. Warren, 96, died on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Greenbriar in Nashua following a short illness. She was born on September 14, 1917, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Woodward) Burton. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She was the wife of the late Howitt R. Warren, who died on February 3, 1991 They enjoyed 51 years of marriage and she took great pleasure in having lived in Hollis all of her life. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Marian was a long-time member of The Congregational Church of Hollis, NH (U.C.C.). She enjoyed attending weekly Hollis Senior Citizen Group meetings as well. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by six siblings, Hannah Spaulding, Alice Simonds, George Burton, Catherine Barkhouse, Gwendolyn Harwood, and Jack Burton; as well as a grandniece, LouAnn King; and a grandnephew, John Barkhouse. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She is survived by her two nieces, Phyllis King of Hollis and Betty McDuffee of Suffield, CT; six nephews, Dr. Richard Harwood of Port Orchard, WA, Bill Burton of Hollis, Tom Burton of Hollis, Ernest Barkhouse of Burlington, MA, Emory Barkhouse of Snohomish, Washington and David Burton of Pepperell, MA; she also leaves life-long family friend, Lois Kendall; two of her cousins, Trenear “Mich” Michell and Anne Pither of England, who have frequently visited and shared in many family celebrations; several grandnieces and grandnephews and their families, especially Sharon McCaffrey of Hollis, who played a large role in her care over the past several years. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to her care givers, June Litwin, Kathy Whalen, Pam Hayes, Kris Schofield, and all those who provided care from Right at Home Care Agency. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">SERVICES: A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 1:00 PM, at The Congregational Church of Hollis, NH (U.C.C.), 3 Monument Square in Hollis. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment prayers and burial will be held privately at North Cemetery in Hollis. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial contribution in Marian’s name to The Congregational Church of Hollis, NH (U.C.C.), 3 Monument Square, Hollis, NH 03049 or to the Hollis Fire Association, P.O. Box 38, Hollis, NH 03049. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua is assisting the family with arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhome<br/>nh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=BIIVdoGAJevaXGPXLfi9vM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtdxK53SArXkTQC7SU5od1aWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Marian B. Warren, 96, died on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at Greenbriar in Nashua following a short illness. She was born on September 14, 1917, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Woodward) Burton. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She was the wife of the late Howitt R. Warren, who died on February 3, 1991 They enjoyed 51 years of marriage and she took great pleasure in having lived in Hollis all of her life. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Marian was a long-time member of The Congregational Church of Hollis, NH (U.C.C.). She enjoyed attending weekly Hollis Senior Citizen Group meetings as well. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by six siblings, Hannah Spaulding, Alice Simonds, George Burton, Catherine Barkhouse, Gwendolyn Harwood, and Jack Burton; as well as a grandniece, LouAnn King; and a grandnephew, John Barkhouse. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">She is survived by her two nieces, Phyllis King of Hollis and Betty McDuffee of Suffield, CT; six nephews, Dr. Richard Harwood of Port Orchard, WA, Bill Burton of Hollis, Tom Burton of Hollis, Ernest Barkhouse of Burlington, MA, Emory Barkhouse of Snohomish, Washington and David Burton of Pepperell, MA; she also leaves life-long family friend, Lois Kendall; two of her cousins, Trenear “Mich” Michell and Anne Pither of England, who have frequently visited and shared in many family celebrations; several grandnieces and grandnephews and their families, especially Sharon McCaffrey of Hollis, who played a large role in her care over the past several years. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The family would like to express their sincere appreciation and thanks to her care givers, June Litwin, Kathy Whalen, Pam Hayes, Kris Schofield, and all those who provided care from Right at Home Care Agency. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">SERVICES: A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 1:00 PM, at The Congregational Church of Hollis, NH (U.C.C.), 3 Monument Square in Hollis. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment prayers and burial will be held privately at North Cemetery in Hollis. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a memorial contribution in Marian’s name to The Congregational Church of Hollis, NH (U.C.C.), 3 Monument Square, Hollis, NH 03049 or to the Hollis Fire Association, P.O. Box 38, Hollis, NH 03049. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nashua is assisting the family with arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhome<br/>nh.com, (603-883-3401) “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”</p> Ralph “Fred” Maker http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044038-466/ralph-fred-maker.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044038-466/ralph-fred-maker.html#disqus_thread Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:24:13 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Ralph “Fred” Maker, 69, of Merrimack, NH died Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a long illness.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He was born in Nashua, NH on Nov. 25, 1944 a son of the late Ralph E. and Rose (Kemp) Maker.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Fred was a life long resident of Merrimack. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Before retirement, he was a long haul truck driver for over 30 years, most recently with Walmart in Raymond, NH and had previously been employed at W.R. Grace and Superior Carriers.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He loved animals and was a car enthusiast, especially drag racing.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Fred is pre-deceased by his first wife, Carol (Arsenault) Maker, who died in 1969; and a brother in-law, Dana Patterson who died in 1991.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Members of his family include his wife of 24 years, Doris (Petit) Maker of Merrimack; four children, William and Joseph Maker; and Stephanie Roundy and Sarah Eaton; two stepsons, Brian and Gary Chevalier; a brother and his wife Douglas and Gail Maker; two sisters and a brother in-law, Barbara Patterson and Dorothy Pynenburg and her husband Joseph, all of Merrimack; eight grandchildren, Joseph, Charles & Kate Maker, Cole and Reid Hultman, and Austin, Carol and Emma Roundy; and several nieces and nephews.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">There are no calling hours. Services will be held at a later date and at the convenience of the family.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack is in charge of arrangements.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">For more info or to sign an online guest register go to rivetfuneralhome.com.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Ralph “Fred” Maker, 69, of Merrimack, NH died Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a long illness.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He was born in Nashua, NH on Nov. 25, 1944 a son of the late Ralph E. and Rose (Kemp) Maker.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Fred was a life long resident of Merrimack. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Before retirement, he was a long haul truck driver for over 30 years, most recently with Walmart in Raymond, NH and had previously been employed at W.R. Grace and Superior Carriers.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">He loved animals and was a car enthusiast, especially drag racing.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Fred is pre-deceased by his first wife, Carol (Arsenault) Maker, who died in 1969; and a brother in-law, Dana Patterson who died in 1991.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Members of his family include his wife of 24 years, Doris (Petit) Maker of Merrimack; four children, William and Joseph Maker; and Stephanie Roundy and Sarah Eaton; two stepsons, Brian and Gary Chevalier; a brother and his wife Douglas and Gail Maker; two sisters and a brother in-law, Barbara Patterson and Dorothy Pynenburg and her husband Joseph, all of Merrimack; eight grandchildren, Joseph, Charles & Kate Maker, Cole and Reid Hultman, and Austin, Carol and Emma Roundy; and several nieces and nephews.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">There are no calling hours. Services will be held at a later date and at the convenience of the family.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">The Rivet Funeral Home in Merrimack is in charge of arrangements.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">For more info or to sign an online guest register go to rivetfuneralhome.com.</p> Donald F. Dale http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044039-466/donald-f.-dale.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1044039-466/donald-f.-dale.html#disqus_thread Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:01:16 EDT <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Donald F. Dale, 72, of Nashua, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Affectionately known as “Nascar Donnie,” he was born in Tewksbury MA on November 28, 1941, a son of the late Theodore and Margaret (Murphy) Dale. He was the beloved husband of Beverly (Rich) Dale of Nashua for 27 years.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Prior to retirement, he worked as a Diesel Mechanic for Pelham Diesel and was employed with M & L. Donald was a lifetime member of the Polish American Club and the Social Club. He was a master mechanic who loved working on friends’ cars and enjoyed yearly trips to Orlando FL. Donald was predeceased by one nephew; Robert.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Besides his wife, Donald is survived by five children, Debbie, Lisa, Sheryl, Dawn, Donald Jr.; five stepchildren, Robin, Linda, Dawn, Guy, Tina; his twin brother, Ronald Dale and his wife Janice; two nephews, Ronald Jr., Ryan; 31 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several cousins; as well as his dog Bandit.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held on Monday August 18, 2014 in the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH 03060, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in the funeral home at 10:00 AM. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">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.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=7nCBFjLj0q3b$_bNJyXIO8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsNc$VngAFoxpg8bupxDDUcWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Donald F. Dale, 72, of Nashua, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Affectionately known as “Nascar Donnie,” he was born in Tewksbury MA on November 28, 1941, a son of the late Theodore and Margaret (Murphy) Dale. He was the beloved husband of Beverly (Rich) Dale of Nashua for 27 years.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Prior to retirement, he worked as a Diesel Mechanic for Pelham Diesel and was employed with M & L. Donald was a lifetime member of the Polish American Club and the Social Club. He was a master mechanic who loved working on friends’ cars and enjoyed yearly trips to Orlando FL. Donald was predeceased by one nephew; Robert.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">Besides his wife, Donald is survived by five children, Debbie, Lisa, Sheryl, Dawn, Donald Jr.; five stepchildren, Robin, Linda, Dawn, Guy, Tina; his twin brother, Ronald Dale and his wife Janice; two nephews, Ronald Jr., Ryan; 31 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; several cousins; as well as his dog Bandit.</p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText"> SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held on Monday August 18, 2014 in the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua, NH 03060, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 in the funeral home at 10:00 AM. Burial will be held privately at the convenience of the family. </p> <p class="Telegraph-BodyText">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.</p>