Nashua Telegraph obits | Web Feeds http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports Daily news from The Telegraph of Nashua Tue, 04 Aug 2015 03:22:41 EDT en Yolanda (Denault) Gutherz http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068629-466/yolanda-denault-gutherz.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068629-466/yolanda-denault-gutherz.html#disqus_thread Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:13:07 EDT <p>Yolanda (Denault) Gutherz, 87, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, on Wednes­day, July 29, 2015 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.</p> <p>Yolanda was born in Nashua on May 21, 1928, a daugh­ter of the late Al­bert and Eva (Fer­ryall) Denault. A resident of Nashua, she made her home at 5 Bell Street with her husband, retired Po­lice Captain Frederick Gutherz.</p> <p>Yolanda graduated from local schools and until her medical retirement, Mrs. Gutherz had been employed by the former 1590 Broadcasting Corpo­ration (WSMN) as Office Manager and Executive Secretary to the late State Senator D. Alan Rock. Mrs. Gutherz was one of the founders of the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters and served as its secretary until her retirement.</p> <p>She held membership in the National Society of the Daughters of the Ameri­can Revolution, Matthew Thronton Chapter; she was one of the first members of the New Hampshire Lupus Foundation; was an active member of the former St. Francis Xavier Church and was an active member of St. Louis de Gonzague Parish.</p> <p>Besides her husband of 66 years, Yolanda is sur­vived by one sister, Lucille Laroche of Nashua; two nieces, Sheila Sa­vard of Nashua, Judith Jones and her husband John of Millstadt, IL; four grandneph­ews, David Savard Jr., Brett Savard, Dana Savard, Travis Jones; two grandnieces, Tracy Holmes, Jamie Wratch­ford; also several great-grandnieces and nephews.</p> <p>SERVICES: There are no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in the St. Louis de Gonzague Parish, 48 W. Hollis St. Nashua, at 10 AM. Burial will follow at the family plot in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memo­rial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foun­dation Of New Hampshire Inc., Chapter Of The Lupus Foundation Of America Inc., PO Box 5500 Nashua, NH 03108-5500. To view an online memorial, send a condolence or for more information, go to www. anctil-rochette.com. Ser­vices and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St., Nashua.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=ciL30YhDmOLovXL$MTTSJM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYucTWandrEVRTAkpVm4lmx9WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p>Yolanda (Denault) Gutherz, 87, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, on Wednes­day, July 29, 2015 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack.</p> <p>Yolanda was born in Nashua on May 21, 1928, a daugh­ter of the late Al­bert and Eva (Fer­ryall) Denault. A resident of Nashua, she made her home at 5 Bell Street with her husband, retired Po­lice Captain Frederick Gutherz.</p> <p>Yolanda graduated from local schools and until her medical retirement, Mrs. Gutherz had been employed by the former 1590 Broadcasting Corpo­ration (WSMN) as Office Manager and Executive Secretary to the late State Senator D. Alan Rock. Mrs. Gutherz was one of the founders of the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters and served as its secretary until her retirement.</p> <p>She held membership in the National Society of the Daughters of the Ameri­can Revolution, Matthew Thronton Chapter; she was one of the first members of the New Hampshire Lupus Foundation; was an active member of the former St. Francis Xavier Church and was an active member of St. Louis de Gonzague Parish.</p> <p>Besides her husband of 66 years, Yolanda is sur­vived by one sister, Lucille Laroche of Nashua; two nieces, Sheila Sa­vard of Nashua, Judith Jones and her husband John of Millstadt, IL; four grandneph­ews, David Savard Jr., Brett Savard, Dana Savard, Travis Jones; two grandnieces, Tracy Holmes, Jamie Wratch­ford; also several great-grandnieces and nephews.</p> <p>SERVICES: There are no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 in the St. Louis de Gonzague Parish, 48 W. Hollis St. Nashua, at 10 AM. Burial will follow at the family plot in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memo­rial contributions may be made to the Lupus Foun­dation Of New Hampshire Inc., Chapter Of The Lupus Foundation Of America Inc., PO Box 5500 Nashua, NH 03108-5500. To view an online memorial, send a condolence or for more information, go to www. anctil-rochette.com. Ser­vices and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St., Nashua.</p> Tomiko ‘Tommie’ Smith http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068628-466/tomiko-tommie-smith.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068628-466/tomiko-tommie-smith.html#disqus_thread Mon, 03 Aug 2015 08:05:26 EDT Tomiko "Tommie" Smith: Beloved mother & wife of 4; born May 10, 1936 in Kyushu Japan, formerly of Nashua, re­cently of Lakeland, FL. A world trav­eler and a friend to many, passed away on July 29, 2015 after a brief battle with lung cancer. She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, working in her garden planting flow­ers, cooking and doing her arts and crafts. She is survived by her loving husband, Herman Smith of 52 years; 4 children, Connie, Harry, John and Glenn; 6 grand­children; 2 great-grandchildren; and her four-legged baby girl Princess. Memorial Services to be held on Thursday, August 6th at 6 p.m. at Parkview Baptist Church 509 Parkview Place, Lakeland, Florida 33805. <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=VZIj_EKmgbYHMFtfPJUpxc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsf2T3r$q5GLr2nqDKpAOLNWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" />Tomiko "Tommie" Smith: Beloved mother & wife of 4; born May 10, 1936 in Kyushu Japan, formerly of Nashua, re­cently of Lakeland, FL. A world trav­eler and a friend to many, passed away on July 29, 2015 after a brief battle with lung cancer. She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, working in her garden planting flow­ers, cooking and doing her arts and crafts. She is survived by her loving husband, Herman Smith of 52 years; 4 children, Connie, Harry, John and Glenn; 6 grand­children; 2 great-grandchildren; and her four-legged baby girl Princess. Memorial Services to be held on Thursday, August 6th at 6 p.m. at Parkview Baptist Church 509 Parkview Place, Lakeland, Florida 33805. Marilyn (Sandberg) Prolman http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068627-466/marilyn-sandberg-prolman.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068627-466/marilyn-sandberg-prolman.html#disqus_thread Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:13:01 EDT <p>Every now and then in our lives we have the good for­tune to be touched by an angel. If you met Marilyn Prol­man, God Himself touched you through her. In her eyes you saw God's tender­ness. In her conver­sations with you, you heard God's caring. In her actions, you witnessed God's compas­sion. Most of what God did through Marilyn, we will never know about, and that is just the way Marilyn wanted it. Marilyn taught us all to love our God and to serve others. Regardless of who you were, or how many times Marilyn met you, you left feeling as though you were the most important person to her. The greatest tribute we can give to Mari­lyn is to carry on her passion for others by spreading love.</p> <p>To Earl, Marilyn was the love of his life for 56 years since they married May 2, 1959, and the energy and drive behind every good thing they did as a team. To Polly, Mark and Gary, she was the mom who dedicated her life to their lives, and each of them carry on her legacy. Elisabeth, Abigail, Gerty, Molly and Harrison were each convinced that they were their "Nanny's" favorite grandchild. To George Sandberg of Long Island, Marilyn was his big sister who never stopped believing in him. To David and Margie Prolman of Naples, and Norman and Karen Prolman of Fram­ingham, MA, Marilyn was not just a sister-in-law, but a best friend. To her friends in Nashua and Naples, Marilyn was a bright light that will never flick­er or fade in their memories.</p> <p>Marilyn went to straighten things out in Heaven on July 31, 2015, sur­rounded by her loving fami­ly. She was born on Septem­ber 30, 1936, on Long Island, New York, a daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude (Carchman) Sandberg. Mar­ilyn was predeceased by her younger sister, Carol Roth, and by her sister-in-law and best friend, Arlene Oppen­heim.</p> <p>May the memory of Mari­lyn bring a smile to your face, and may you honor her memory by doing some­thing good for someone else.</p> <p>SERVICES: A celebra­tion of Marilyn's life will be held Wednesday morn­ing, August 5, 2015 at 10:00 am at Temple Beth Israel, 4 Raymond Street, Nashua, NH. Interment prayers and burial will follow at Beth Abraham Cemetery, Nash­ua with a reception after at the Nashua Country club at 25 Fairway Street, Nashua, NH.</p> <p>The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nash­ua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh. com, (603-883-3401) "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS AN­OTHER."</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=IrqEzNVY2e_0Jw8jOjHrUs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvN9vAm5qnReYMTNBivUhkSWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p>Every now and then in our lives we have the good for­tune to be touched by an angel. If you met Marilyn Prol­man, God Himself touched you through her. In her eyes you saw God's tender­ness. In her conver­sations with you, you heard God's caring. In her actions, you witnessed God's compas­sion. Most of what God did through Marilyn, we will never know about, and that is just the way Marilyn wanted it. Marilyn taught us all to love our God and to serve others. Regardless of who you were, or how many times Marilyn met you, you left feeling as though you were the most important person to her. The greatest tribute we can give to Mari­lyn is to carry on her passion for others by spreading love.</p> <p>To Earl, Marilyn was the love of his life for 56 years since they married May 2, 1959, and the energy and drive behind every good thing they did as a team. To Polly, Mark and Gary, she was the mom who dedicated her life to their lives, and each of them carry on her legacy. Elisabeth, Abigail, Gerty, Molly and Harrison were each convinced that they were their "Nanny's" favorite grandchild. To George Sandberg of Long Island, Marilyn was his big sister who never stopped believing in him. To David and Margie Prolman of Naples, and Norman and Karen Prolman of Fram­ingham, MA, Marilyn was not just a sister-in-law, but a best friend. To her friends in Nashua and Naples, Marilyn was a bright light that will never flick­er or fade in their memories.</p> <p>Marilyn went to straighten things out in Heaven on July 31, 2015, sur­rounded by her loving fami­ly. She was born on Septem­ber 30, 1936, on Long Island, New York, a daughter of the late Arthur and Gertrude (Carchman) Sandberg. Mar­ilyn was predeceased by her younger sister, Carol Roth, and by her sister-in-law and best friend, Arlene Oppen­heim.</p> <p>May the memory of Mari­lyn bring a smile to your face, and may you honor her memory by doing some­thing good for someone else.</p> <p>SERVICES: A celebra­tion of Marilyn's life will be held Wednesday morn­ing, August 5, 2015 at 10:00 am at Temple Beth Israel, 4 Raymond Street, Nashua, NH. Interment prayers and burial will follow at Beth Abraham Cemetery, Nash­ua with a reception after at the Nashua Country club at 25 Fairway Street, Nashua, NH.</p> <p>The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock St., Nash­ua has been placed in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh. com, (603-883-3401) "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS AN­OTHER."</p> John V. DeLuca http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068600-466/john-v.-deluca.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068600-466/john-v.-deluca.html#disqus_thread Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:49:01 EDT <p>John V. DeLuca, 64, of Merrimack passed away on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a long illness.</p> <p>Born on March 16, 1951 in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late Albert and Marie (D'Ambrosia) DeLuca.</p> <p>He was last employed as a sign painter for Barlo Signs International in Hudson.</p> <p>John is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Lydia (Knapp) DeLuca of Merrimack; two sons, John A. DeLuca and his fiancee Molly Gelinas of Merrimack, and Stephen DeLuca and his wife Melissa of New Brunswick, Canada; a daughter, Allison De-Luca of Merrimack; three grandchildren, Hunter Adams, Gryffen Gelinas, and Aiden DeLuca; two brothers- in-law, Brad Knapp of Weare, and Steve Knapp of Milford, CT; three nieces, Rachel, Jillian and Stephanie Knapp; a nephew, Kevin Knapp; and several cousins. Calling hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Monday, August 3rd from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack on Tuesday, August 4th at 10 AM.</p> <p>In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Home, Health & Hospice, C/O Community Hospice House, 7 Executive Park Dr, Merrimack, NH 03054. Burial will be held in Last Rest Cemetery at a later date, at the convenience of the family.</p> <p>An online guestbook can be found at rivet <a href="http://nashuatelegraph.nh.newsmemory.com/eebrowser/ipad/html5.check.1536/">funeralhome.com</a>.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=MJrTCAHcqezEpkZCu7P0Ls$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsXHXM9lIbXfJJ60UFq9KWFWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p>John V. DeLuca, 64, of Merrimack passed away on Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a long illness.</p> <p>Born on March 16, 1951 in Bridgeport, CT, he was the son of the late Albert and Marie (D'Ambrosia) DeLuca.</p> <p>He was last employed as a sign painter for Barlo Signs International in Hudson.</p> <p>John is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Lydia (Knapp) DeLuca of Merrimack; two sons, John A. DeLuca and his fiancee Molly Gelinas of Merrimack, and Stephen DeLuca and his wife Melissa of New Brunswick, Canada; a daughter, Allison De-Luca of Merrimack; three grandchildren, Hunter Adams, Gryffen Gelinas, and Aiden DeLuca; two brothers- in-law, Brad Knapp of Weare, and Steve Knapp of Milford, CT; three nieces, Rachel, Jillian and Stephanie Knapp; a nephew, Kevin Knapp; and several cousins. Calling hours will be held at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack on Monday, August 3rd from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, 16 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack on Tuesday, August 4th at 10 AM.</p> <p>In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Home, Health & Hospice, C/O Community Hospice House, 7 Executive Park Dr, Merrimack, NH 03054. Burial will be held in Last Rest Cemetery at a later date, at the convenience of the family.</p> <p>An online guestbook can be found at rivet <a href="http://nashuatelegraph.nh.newsmemory.com/eebrowser/ipad/html5.check.1536/">funeralhome.com</a>.</p> George P. Simard http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068599-466/george-p.-simard.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068599-466/george-p.-simard.html#disqus_thread Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:04:20 EDT <p>George P. Simard, of Nashua, NH, died on July 23rd at the age of 87 after a brief illness.</p> <p>George was born and raised in Lowell's "Little Canada" section, the only child of J. Romeo and Jeanette (Grimard) Simard.</p> <p>He attended St. Joseph's Boy's School and was an altar boy at St. Jean Baptist's Church.</p> <p>He left to join the U.S. Navy during WW2, where he served in the Pacific Theatre aboard a Troop Transporter, The U.S.S. James O'Hara. George was an Atomic Veteran, as his ship was part of Operation Crossroads and witnessed the Atomic Bomb attack on Japan.</p> <p>After the war, he returned to Lowell and married his childhood sweetheart, Theresa Wilmot, who died in 1968.</p> <p>George owned and operated Simard's Service Station, in the Centerville section of the city, along with his sons for many years. Upon his retirement, he resided in Arizona for many years.</p> <p>George is survived by his daughter, Linda and her husband John Bittelari of Nashua, NH; his son, John and his wife Kimberly (Salome) of Nashua, NH; his grandchildren, Ralph G. Bittelari and his wife Eilin of Alexandria, VA, Rocco P. Blackerlari and his wife Rebecca of Waltham, MA, Jeremy Simard of Nashua, NH and Vanessa T. Simard and her partner Jake Henderson of Rochester, NH; his daughter-in-law, Cindy Simard of New Durham, NH; and great-grandchild, Leif Henderson of Rochester, NH.</p> <p>He was also the father of the late G. Paul Simard, who died in April 2015.</p> <p>The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Fairview in Hudson NH. With special thanks to nurses Joyce, Maria and Michelle.</p> <p>All services will be private at George's request.</p> <p>George P. Simard, of Nashua, NH, died on July 23rd at the age of 87 after a brief illness.</p> <p>George was born and raised in Lowell's "Little Canada" section, the only child of J. Romeo and Jeanette (Grimard) Simard.</p> <p>He attended St. Joseph's Boy's School and was an altar boy at St. Jean Baptist's Church.</p> <p>He left to join the U.S. Navy during WW2, where he served in the Pacific Theatre aboard a Troop Transporter, The U.S.S. James O'Hara. George was an Atomic Veteran, as his ship was part of Operation Crossroads and witnessed the Atomic Bomb attack on Japan.</p> <p>After the war, he returned to Lowell and married his childhood sweetheart, Theresa Wilmot, who died in 1968.</p> <p>George owned and operated Simard's Service Station, in the Centerville section of the city, along with his sons for many years. Upon his retirement, he resided in Arizona for many years.</p> <p>George is survived by his daughter, Linda and her husband John Bittelari of Nashua, NH; his son, John and his wife Kimberly (Salome) of Nashua, NH; his grandchildren, Ralph G. Bittelari and his wife Eilin of Alexandria, VA, Rocco P. Blackerlari and his wife Rebecca of Waltham, MA, Jeremy Simard of Nashua, NH and Vanessa T. Simard and her partner Jake Henderson of Rochester, NH; his daughter-in-law, Cindy Simard of New Durham, NH; and great-grandchild, Leif Henderson of Rochester, NH.</p> <p>He was also the father of the late G. Paul Simard, who died in April 2015.</p> <p>The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Fairview in Hudson NH. With special thanks to nurses Joyce, Maria and Michelle.</p> <p>All services will be private at George's request.</p> Carol Lee (Fortin) LaMarche http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068598-466/carol-lee-fortin-lamarche.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068598-466/carol-lee-fortin-lamarche.html#disqus_thread Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:04:15 EDT BRISTOL, NH - Carol Lee (Fortin) LaMarche, 71, of Bristol, NH, succumbed to complications due to frontotemporal dementia July 30, 2015 in Westford, MA. She is survived by her husband, Philip K. La-Marche; children Patricia Ann Davis & husband Todd, Cheryl Lee Doble & husband Greg, & Philip K. LaMarche Jr. & wife Caroline; grandchildren Justin & Connor Doble, Will Davis, & Wyatt & Colette LaMarche; brothers Henry Jr., Colin & Michael Fortin; sisters Alys Lawrence & Christina Cross; & a large extended family. She was the daughter of Henry (deceased) & Irene (Carpenter) Fortin. Carol was a registered nurse at the Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua, NH. Visiting hours Thurs. Aug. 6th from 5-8pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. Funeral Mass Fri., Aug. 7th at 10am in St. Anne's Church, 75 King St, (Rte 110) Littleton. Interment will be at a later date. Those who wish may make memorial gifts to Dr. Dickerson's Frontotemporal Dementia Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Suite 2691, 149 MGH-East, 13thSt., Charlestown, MA 02129 (details at http://www.ftdboston. org/). Memorial page www.acton <a href="http://nashuatelegraph.nh.newsmemory.com/eebrowser/ipad/html5.check.1536/">funeralhome.com</a>. BRISTOL, NH - Carol Lee (Fortin) LaMarche, 71, of Bristol, NH, succumbed to complications due to frontotemporal dementia July 30, 2015 in Westford, MA. She is survived by her husband, Philip K. La-Marche; children Patricia Ann Davis & husband Todd, Cheryl Lee Doble & husband Greg, & Philip K. LaMarche Jr. & wife Caroline; grandchildren Justin & Connor Doble, Will Davis, & Wyatt & Colette LaMarche; brothers Henry Jr., Colin & Michael Fortin; sisters Alys Lawrence & Christina Cross; & a large extended family. She was the daughter of Henry (deceased) & Irene (Carpenter) Fortin. Carol was a registered nurse at the Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua, NH. Visiting hours Thurs. Aug. 6th from 5-8pm at the Acton Funeral Home, 470 Massachusetts Ave (Rte 111) Acton. Funeral Mass Fri., Aug. 7th at 10am in St. Anne's Church, 75 King St, (Rte 110) Littleton. Interment will be at a later date. Those who wish may make memorial gifts to Dr. Dickerson's Frontotemporal Dementia Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Suite 2691, 149 MGH-East, 13thSt., Charlestown, MA 02129 (details at http://www.ftdboston. org/). Memorial page www.acton <a href="http://nashuatelegraph.nh.newsmemory.com/eebrowser/ipad/html5.check.1536/">funeralhome.com</a>. Tomiko ‘Tommie’ Smith http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068597-466/tomiko-tommie-smith.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068597-466/tomiko-tommie-smith.html#disqus_thread Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:04:11 EDT Tomiko "Tommie" Smith: Beloved mother & wife of 4; Born May 10, 1936 in Kyushu Japan, formerly of Nashua, recently of Lakeland, FL. A world traveler and a friend to many, passed away on July 29, 2015 after a brief battle with Lung Cancer. She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, working in her garden planting flowers, cooking and doing her arts and crafts. She is survived by her loving husband Herman Smith of 52 years; 4 childern, Connie, Harry, John and Glenn; 6 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren; and her four legged baby girl Princess. Memorial Services to be held on Thursday, August 6th at 6pm at Parkview Baptist Church 509 Parkview Place, Lakeland, Florida 33805. <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=VZIj_EKmgbYHMFtfPJUpxc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsf2T3r$q5GLr2nqDKpAOLNWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" />Tomiko "Tommie" Smith: Beloved mother & wife of 4; Born May 10, 1936 in Kyushu Japan, formerly of Nashua, recently of Lakeland, FL. A world traveler and a friend to many, passed away on July 29, 2015 after a brief battle with Lung Cancer. She enjoyed playing golf, bowling, working in her garden planting flowers, cooking and doing her arts and crafts. She is survived by her loving husband Herman Smith of 52 years; 4 childern, Connie, Harry, John and Glenn; 6 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren; and her four legged baby girl Princess. Memorial Services to be held on Thursday, August 6th at 6pm at Parkview Baptist Church 509 Parkview Place, Lakeland, Florida 33805. Alfred E. Benson http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068596-466/alfred-e.-benson.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068596-466/alfred-e.-benson.html#disqus_thread Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:04:08 EDT <p>Alfred E. Benson, 79, of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack on July 28, 2015.</p> <p>Born in Brockton, MA on July 6, 1936, he was the son of the late Joseph Benson and Murle (Lawson) Benson Rogerson, and stepfather Phillip "Mickey" Rogerson. He was in raised in Whitman, MA. Following graduation from Whitman High School he proudly became a member of the Marine Corps. He was stationed in Barstow, CA, with a tour of duty in Japan.</p> <p>Al married his high school sweetheart Eleanor Dooley in 1957. After his honorable discharge from the Marines, Al and Eleanor moved back to Massachusetts, where he began his career at the FAA as a Teletype Operator. The family moved to Nashua, NH in 1964.</p> <p>Al always put his family first; they were the most important part of his life. He treasured his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and took every opportunity to spend time with them. He shared his love of camping with his children and grandchildren. He spent many hours on the golf course, and enjoyed the sport until recent years. He was an avid reader and movie buff. Al instigated many spirited political discussions with family and friends over the years. You would often hear him humming along to the big band music he frequently listened to.</p> <p>He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor (Dooley) Benson, who died April 7, 2003. He was also predeceased by their infant son, Michael James, who died Dec. 2, 1959. Al is survived by his daughters Denise Carlson and her husband Richard of La Mesa, CA, Laurie Dobrowolski and her husband Michael of Nashua, NH, and son Steven and his wife Leigh of Charleston, SC. He leaves behind four grandchildren, Eric Christian and his wife Misty of Nashua, NH, Robert Christian and his wife Keira of Bennington, NH, Casey St. Laurent of La Mesa, CA, and Kristin McDonald of Charleston, SC; as well as five great-grandchildren, Thomas and Emme Christian and Brayden Lambert of Nashua, NH, Cadence Christian, of Bennington, NH and Austin Kruse of La Mesa, CA.</p> <p>He is survived by his sister Marian Costello of Plymouth, MA; his brother, John Benson and wife Pat of Orlando, FL and Marshfield, MA; and his stepbrother Barry Rogerson and wife Jackie of Bridgewater and Halifax MA; along with many nieces and nephews.</p> <p>SERVICES: Family and friends will honor and remember Alfred's life by gathering at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover Street (corner of Union Street) Manchester on Sunday, August 9th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm with a Celebration of Life to follow in the funeral home chapel at 2 o'clock.</p> <p>In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH, or the We Honor Veterans program at http://www. <a href="http://nashuatelegraph.nh.newsmemory.com/eebrowser/ipad/html5.check.1536/">wehonorveterans.org</a>.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=B7A100WFqqb_Fd53DvAKLs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvhTRZUAK9YiCs1yJ8fe_EGWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p>Alfred E. Benson, 79, of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack on July 28, 2015.</p> <p>Born in Brockton, MA on July 6, 1936, he was the son of the late Joseph Benson and Murle (Lawson) Benson Rogerson, and stepfather Phillip "Mickey" Rogerson. He was in raised in Whitman, MA. Following graduation from Whitman High School he proudly became a member of the Marine Corps. He was stationed in Barstow, CA, with a tour of duty in Japan.</p> <p>Al married his high school sweetheart Eleanor Dooley in 1957. After his honorable discharge from the Marines, Al and Eleanor moved back to Massachusetts, where he began his career at the FAA as a Teletype Operator. The family moved to Nashua, NH in 1964.</p> <p>Al always put his family first; they were the most important part of his life. He treasured his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and took every opportunity to spend time with them. He shared his love of camping with his children and grandchildren. He spent many hours on the golf course, and enjoyed the sport until recent years. He was an avid reader and movie buff. Al instigated many spirited political discussions with family and friends over the years. You would often hear him humming along to the big band music he frequently listened to.</p> <p>He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor (Dooley) Benson, who died April 7, 2003. He was also predeceased by their infant son, Michael James, who died Dec. 2, 1959. Al is survived by his daughters Denise Carlson and her husband Richard of La Mesa, CA, Laurie Dobrowolski and her husband Michael of Nashua, NH, and son Steven and his wife Leigh of Charleston, SC. He leaves behind four grandchildren, Eric Christian and his wife Misty of Nashua, NH, Robert Christian and his wife Keira of Bennington, NH, Casey St. Laurent of La Mesa, CA, and Kristin McDonald of Charleston, SC; as well as five great-grandchildren, Thomas and Emme Christian and Brayden Lambert of Nashua, NH, Cadence Christian, of Bennington, NH and Austin Kruse of La Mesa, CA.</p> <p>He is survived by his sister Marian Costello of Plymouth, MA; his brother, John Benson and wife Pat of Orlando, FL and Marshfield, MA; and his stepbrother Barry Rogerson and wife Jackie of Bridgewater and Halifax MA; along with many nieces and nephews.</p> <p>SERVICES: Family and friends will honor and remember Alfred's life by gathering at the Cremation Society of New Hampshire, 243 Hanover Street (corner of Union Street) Manchester on Sunday, August 9th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm with a Celebration of Life to follow in the funeral home chapel at 2 o'clock.</p> <p>In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Road, Merrimack, NH, or the We Honor Veterans program at http://www. <a href="http://nashuatelegraph.nh.newsmemory.com/eebrowser/ipad/html5.check.1536/">wehonorveterans.org</a>.</p> Virginia C. Dailey http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068595-466/virginia-c.-dailey.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068595-466/virginia-c.-dailey.html#disqus_thread Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:04:01 EDT <p>Virginia C. Dailey, age 89, died on July 30, 2015 following a brief illness. Mrs. Dailey was born on May 8, 1926 in Pawtucket, RI, daughter of the late Albert H. Giles and Julia C. (Eaton) Giles. She was the widow of George H. Dailey, who passed away on February 2, 1995. They were married for 49 years. Mrs. Dailey was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jaime Melissa Allison, and a grandson, Jonathan Michael Dailey.</p> <p>Mrs. Dailey was educated in the Pawtucket, RI school system and graduated from Pawtucket High School in 1944. She also attended Harriet Hubbard Business College. She was a medical transcriptionist for 14 years for St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, NH. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Nashua.</p> <p>Survivors include two sons and their spouses: George and Kathleen Dailey of Dover, NH and Albert and Louise Dailey of Hollis, NH; one daughter, Patricia A. Allison of Hudson, NH; five grandchildren, Erin del Llano and husband Bernie of Nashua, NH, Matthew Dailey of Dover, NH, Jeffrey Allison of Hudson, NH, James (Jay) Allison of Pittsfield, NH, Joseph Allison and wife Krystal of Hudson, NH; one great-grandson, Joseph Allison; four great-granddaughters, Amiya Dailey, Julia and Jillian Allison, and Savannah Owens, Dailey Cislo and husband Sebastian, and a great-great grandson, Jamison Cislo of Arvada, CO. She is also survived by a granddaughterin- law, Melissa Dailey of Orange, CA. Her brother, Alan Scott Giles, of New York City, NY, and her nephew Henry Williamson and his family of Lincoln, RI also survive her.</p> <p>Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, August 4th from 9-11am in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson. A Prayer Service will be celebrated beginning at 11am. Burial will take place in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Make A Wish. To leave an online message of condolence, get directions or simply more information, please visit <a href="http://nashuatelegraph.nh.newsmemory.com/eebrowser/ipad/html5.check.1536/">www.dumontsullivan.com</a>. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.</p> <p>Virginia C. Dailey, age 89, died on July 30, 2015 following a brief illness. Mrs. Dailey was born on May 8, 1926 in Pawtucket, RI, daughter of the late Albert H. Giles and Julia C. (Eaton) Giles. She was the widow of George H. Dailey, who passed away on February 2, 1995. They were married for 49 years. Mrs. Dailey was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jaime Melissa Allison, and a grandson, Jonathan Michael Dailey.</p> <p>Mrs. Dailey was educated in the Pawtucket, RI school system and graduated from Pawtucket High School in 1944. She also attended Harriet Hubbard Business College. She was a medical transcriptionist for 14 years for St. Joseph's Hospital in Nashua, NH. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Nashua.</p> <p>Survivors include two sons and their spouses: George and Kathleen Dailey of Dover, NH and Albert and Louise Dailey of Hollis, NH; one daughter, Patricia A. Allison of Hudson, NH; five grandchildren, Erin del Llano and husband Bernie of Nashua, NH, Matthew Dailey of Dover, NH, Jeffrey Allison of Hudson, NH, James (Jay) Allison of Pittsfield, NH, Joseph Allison and wife Krystal of Hudson, NH; one great-grandson, Joseph Allison; four great-granddaughters, Amiya Dailey, Julia and Jillian Allison, and Savannah Owens, Dailey Cislo and husband Sebastian, and a great-great grandson, Jamison Cislo of Arvada, CO. She is also survived by a granddaughterin- law, Melissa Dailey of Orange, CA. Her brother, Alan Scott Giles, of New York City, NY, and her nephew Henry Williamson and his family of Lincoln, RI also survive her.</p> <p>Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, August 4th from 9-11am in the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry St., Hudson. A Prayer Service will be celebrated beginning at 11am. Burial will take place in St. Patrick Cemetery, Hudson. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Make A Wish. To leave an online message of condolence, get directions or simply more information, please visit <a href="http://nashuatelegraph.nh.newsmemory.com/eebrowser/ipad/html5.check.1536/">www.dumontsullivan.com</a>. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.</p> Joseph Albert Recco http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068594-466/joseph-albert-recco.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1068594-466/joseph-albert-recco.html#disqus_thread Sun, 02 Aug 2015 10:03:51 EDT <p>Joseph Albert Recco, 21, of Pepperell, MA passed away peacefully in his home with his family on July 7th, 2015 after a courageous three-year battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He was born on April 13, 1994 in Nashua, the son of Michael and Taryn (Grenham) Recco. He was a graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School class of 2012 and currently enrolled at the prestigious Syracuse University film program.</p> <p>Joseph was a member of the Order of the Eagle of the Boy Scouts of America, awarded the National Freedom Medal, Order of the Arrow, AD Altare Dei and as a member of Troop 26 in Pepperell earned over 42 badges. He was an active participant at Our Lady of Grace (St. Joseph's) Catholic Church in Pepperell as an altar server, Eucharistic Minister and usher for several years. He contributed in many community service events including: Red Cross blood drives, PACH, Relay for Life, North Middlesex community garden and the New Orleans Service Learning Group rebuilding houses and churches after hurricane Katrina. He earned a second-degree black belt, ran cross country, and played tennis and hockey. He also was an announcer for the NM News and basketball games. His great passion was for comedy, film and the art of storytelling. He also loved everything outdoors including camping and hiking.</p> <p>Joseph touched the hearts of many using his humor and good spirit to brighten the days of everyone around him. He was an incredibly genuine person whose wit and liveliness will surely be missed.</p> <p>Joseph is survived by his parents Michael and Taryn of Pepperell; his brother Matthew also of Pepperell; his brother Michael and sister-in-law Kymberly of Farmington, Maine. He also leaves several aunts, uncles & cousins as well as friends.</p> <p>There will be a Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church in Pepperell on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Donations can be made in his honor to the Joe Recco Foundation through the Jimmy Fund, http:// www. myjimmyfundpage. org/give/joereccofund. The fund is focused on providing financial assistance to young adults diagnosed with cancer. Please see www. mcgaffiganfuneral. com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=IDFbrWLzmF6LjgXpA80oAM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuPKvubgxaNir_GiH6afzvRWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p>Joseph Albert Recco, 21, of Pepperell, MA passed away peacefully in his home with his family on July 7th, 2015 after a courageous three-year battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He was born on April 13, 1994 in Nashua, the son of Michael and Taryn (Grenham) Recco. He was a graduate of North Middlesex Regional High School class of 2012 and currently enrolled at the prestigious Syracuse University film program.</p> <p>Joseph was a member of the Order of the Eagle of the Boy Scouts of America, awarded the National Freedom Medal, Order of the Arrow, AD Altare Dei and as a member of Troop 26 in Pepperell earned over 42 badges. He was an active participant at Our Lady of Grace (St. Joseph's) Catholic Church in Pepperell as an altar server, Eucharistic Minister and usher for several years. He contributed in many community service events including: Red Cross blood drives, PACH, Relay for Life, North Middlesex community garden and the New Orleans Service Learning Group rebuilding houses and churches after hurricane Katrina. He earned a second-degree black belt, ran cross country, and played tennis and hockey. He also was an announcer for the NM News and basketball games. His great passion was for comedy, film and the art of storytelling. He also loved everything outdoors including camping and hiking.</p> <p>Joseph touched the hearts of many using his humor and good spirit to brighten the days of everyone around him. He was an incredibly genuine person whose wit and liveliness will surely be missed.</p> <p>Joseph is survived by his parents Michael and Taryn of Pepperell; his brother Matthew also of Pepperell; his brother Michael and sister-in-law Kymberly of Farmington, Maine. He also leaves several aunts, uncles & cousins as well as friends.</p> <p>There will be a Memorial Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church in Pepperell on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Donations can be made in his honor to the Joe Recco Foundation through the Jimmy Fund, http:// www. myjimmyfundpage. org/give/joereccofund. The fund is focused on providing financial assistance to young adults diagnosed with cancer. Please see www. mcgaffiganfuneral. com.</p>