Nashua Telegraph obits | Web Feeds http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports Daily news from The Telegraph of Nashua Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:51:37 EDT en Patricia Sandra (Leone) Vass http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088047-466/patricia-sandra-leone-vass.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088047-466/patricia-sandra-leone-vass.html#disqus_thread Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:06:22 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Patricia Sandra (Leone) Vass was born on 1/29/1941 and died at Concord Hospice on 12/3/16. Pat was the fourth child of six. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary (Stec) and Tony Leone of Medford MA, her sister Marion Lively of Marlborough, MA, and her son, who died at birth. She leaves behind her brother Peter Leone of Seabrook NH, her sister Delores (Lovey) Chisholm, of West Boylston Ma, sister Carolyn Tompkins of Framingham MA, brother Paul Leone of Stoneham MA and adopted brother Al Rocci of Arlington MA. Pat loved her family more than anything else. She was married for 54 years to her soul mate and high school sweetheart Larry and was such a loving mother and friend to her daughter Carolyn Thomson. She loved her son in law Doug and his family who treated her as one of theirs. "Gig" was an amazing grandmother to her 3 grandchildren and grandson-in-law, Courtney and husband Matt Turner, Derek and Dylan Thomson. We were so lucky that Gig was big part of her great granddaughter, Quinn's life. Not only did she shower everyone in her family with love but she welcomed all of their friends into her home and her life. She was such a good sport who allowed her grandchildren and their friends to tease her and she would tease them right back. She was a great listener who cared so much for others making everyone feel special. Pat and Larry lived in Merrimack NH for most of their married life and moved to Seabrook where they loved to have people come up and enjoy the beach. In the winters they loved spending time in Naples Florida where they would meet up with many of their Medford High School friends and enjoyed getting together for dinner or a day at the beach. There are no words strong enough to express how much she will be missed. A service and a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday December 11th at 1 PM at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury, MA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Concord Regional VNA Hospice House 240 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301.</p> <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Patricia Sandra (Leone) Vass was born on 1/29/1941 and died at Concord Hospice on 12/3/16. Pat was the fourth child of six. She was predeceased by her parents, Mary (Stec) and Tony Leone of Medford MA, her sister Marion Lively of Marlborough, MA, and her son, who died at birth. She leaves behind her brother Peter Leone of Seabrook NH, her sister Delores (Lovey) Chisholm, of West Boylston Ma, sister Carolyn Tompkins of Framingham MA, brother Paul Leone of Stoneham MA and adopted brother Al Rocci of Arlington MA. Pat loved her family more than anything else. She was married for 54 years to her soul mate and high school sweetheart Larry and was such a loving mother and friend to her daughter Carolyn Thomson. She loved her son in law Doug and his family who treated her as one of theirs. "Gig" was an amazing grandmother to her 3 grandchildren and grandson-in-law, Courtney and husband Matt Turner, Derek and Dylan Thomson. We were so lucky that Gig was big part of her great granddaughter, Quinn's life. Not only did she shower everyone in her family with love but she welcomed all of their friends into her home and her life. She was such a good sport who allowed her grandchildren and their friends to tease her and she would tease them right back. She was a great listener who cared so much for others making everyone feel special. Pat and Larry lived in Merrimack NH for most of their married life and moved to Seabrook where they loved to have people come up and enjoy the beach. In the winters they loved spending time in Naples Florida where they would meet up with many of their Medford High School friends and enjoyed getting together for dinner or a day at the beach. There are no words strong enough to express how much she will be missed. A service and a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday December 11th at 1 PM at the Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury, MA. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Concord Regional VNA Hospice House 240 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301.</p> Gaetan S. Tardif http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088045-466/gaetan-s.-tardif.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088045-466/gaetan-s.-tardif.html#disqus_thread Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:05:29 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Gaetan S. Tardif, 50 of Merrimack, NH died Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was born in Hartford, CT on Oct. 19, 1966 a son of the Jovette Roy and the late Roger Tardif.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Gaetan was the husband of Manon Bilodeau. They have been residents of Merrimack for 27 years and was a self employed truck driver.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He loved his family and was always willing to help even when he could not, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and some ghost hunting.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Members of his family include two sons Alex Tardif and his wife Samantha of Maryland, and Dale Tardif of Merrimack, NH; six siblings, Mario, Alain and his wife Dany, Manon, Marco, Johanne and Jerome all of Quebec, Canada; and several nieces and nephews.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Calling hours will be held in the Rivet Funeral Home & Crematorium, 425 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH Friday Dec. 9, 2016 from 6-8:30 pm and Saturday morning starting at 10:00 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Church, 16 Baboosic Lake Rd, Merrimack Saturday at 12 Noon.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">For more info or to sign an online memorial register book go to www.rivetfuneralhome.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=bAuVNiSy4zni4W3jrDRagc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsh3lN7OrD$4Yql$lBSpX4DWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Gaetan S. Tardif, 50 of Merrimack, NH died Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was born in Hartford, CT on Oct. 19, 1966 a son of the Jovette Roy and the late Roger Tardif.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Gaetan was the husband of Manon Bilodeau. They have been residents of Merrimack for 27 years and was a self employed truck driver.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He loved his family and was always willing to help even when he could not, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and some ghost hunting.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Members of his family include two sons Alex Tardif and his wife Samantha of Maryland, and Dale Tardif of Merrimack, NH; six siblings, Mario, Alain and his wife Dany, Manon, Marco, Johanne and Jerome all of Quebec, Canada; and several nieces and nephews.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Calling hours will be held in the Rivet Funeral Home & Crematorium, 425 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH Friday Dec. 9, 2016 from 6-8:30 pm and Saturday morning starting at 10:00 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy Church, 16 Baboosic Lake Rd, Merrimack Saturday at 12 Noon.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">For more info or to sign an online memorial register book go to www.rivetfuneralhome.com.</p> Michael Francis Dolan http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088044-466/michael-francis-dolan.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088044-466/michael-francis-dolan.html#disqus_thread Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:05:05 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Michael Francis Dolan, a longtime resident of Merrimack, died on December 4, 2016 at Southern NH Medical Center.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was born on April 9, 1952 in Quincy, MA, son of the late Vincent F. and Rita (Braun) Dolan.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Michael was retired from the Nashua Fire Rescue Department, having attained the rank of Lieutenant. He retired after 29 years of service and was a member of the Nashua Retired Firefighters Association and the Hillsborough County Fire Wardens Association.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was active with the Salvation Army in Nashua, most recently serving as the Emergency Disaster Service Coordinator. One of his favorite activities with the Salvation Army was coordinating their annual Kettle Drive.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was a graduate of Randolph High School in Randolph, MA</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Michael is survived by his son, Thomas Dolan; his two granddaughters; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Gerald Dibbern of Hanson, MA, Dorothy and Gordon Faust of Spencer, MA, Diane Soper of Hanson, MA; his nephews, James Dibbern, John Dibbern and Patrick Soper his nieces, Karen Sim and Tracy Stowbridge; his dear friend and caregiver, John Chesnulevich; and numerous friends and colleagues.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">SERVICES: There are no visiting hours. A Memorial Service in his honor will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 1 Montgomery Ave, Nashua on Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm. Interment prayers and burial will be private and held at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael's memory can be made to The Salvation Army of Nashua, Emergency Disaster Services 1 Montgomery Ave, Nashua, NH. Michael asked anyone planning an expression of sympathy to assist with the annual Salvation Army Kettle Drive this year and into the future. In that spirit, the family will have a kettle set up at his memorial service on Sunday.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock Street, Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements, www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603) 883-3401 "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER."</p> <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Michael Francis Dolan, a longtime resident of Merrimack, died on December 4, 2016 at Southern NH Medical Center.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was born on April 9, 1952 in Quincy, MA, son of the late Vincent F. and Rita (Braun) Dolan.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Michael was retired from the Nashua Fire Rescue Department, having attained the rank of Lieutenant. He retired after 29 years of service and was a member of the Nashua Retired Firefighters Association and the Hillsborough County Fire Wardens Association.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was active with the Salvation Army in Nashua, most recently serving as the Emergency Disaster Service Coordinator. One of his favorite activities with the Salvation Army was coordinating their annual Kettle Drive.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was a graduate of Randolph High School in Randolph, MA</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Michael is survived by his son, Thomas Dolan; his two granddaughters; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Gerald Dibbern of Hanson, MA, Dorothy and Gordon Faust of Spencer, MA, Diane Soper of Hanson, MA; his nephews, James Dibbern, John Dibbern and Patrick Soper his nieces, Karen Sim and Tracy Stowbridge; his dear friend and caregiver, John Chesnulevich; and numerous friends and colleagues.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">SERVICES: There are no visiting hours. A Memorial Service in his honor will be held at the Salvation Army Citadel, 1 Montgomery Ave, Nashua on Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm. Interment prayers and burial will be private and held at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Michael's memory can be made to The Salvation Army of Nashua, Emergency Disaster Services 1 Montgomery Ave, Nashua, NH. Michael asked anyone planning an expression of sympathy to assist with the annual Salvation Army Kettle Drive this year and into the future. In that spirit, the family will have a kettle set up at his memorial service on Sunday.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">The DAVIS FUNERAL HOME, One Lock Street, Nashua has been placed in charge of arrangements, www.davisfuneralhomenh.com, (603) 883-3401 "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER."</p> Barbara K. (Durkin) Doherty http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088042-466/barbara-k.-durkin-doherty.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088042-466/barbara-k.-durkin-doherty.html#disqus_thread Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:04:16 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Doherty, Barbara K. (Durkin) - Of North Reading, formerly of Somerville, passed away Nov. 29th at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late John P. Doherty. Loving mother of Maryann Garbarino and her husband Richard of New Hampshire; William T. Doherty of New Hampshire; James R. Doherty and his wife Susan of Virginia; Jeanne M. Dixon and her husband Daniel of North Reading and Maureen G. Doherty of Reading. Grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of one.Devoted daughter of the late Joseph P. and Catherine (Naughton) Durkin. Sister of the late Mary (Mae), Joseph, Bernard and Paul Durkin. Predeceased by a son, John P. Doherty Jr., in infancy. Beloved sister-in-law of Loretta (Doherty) Durkin of Maryland, Anne (Doherty) Richardson and her husband Fred of Pembroke and Richard Doherty and his wife Mary (O'Donnell) Doherty, Norman Doherty, Margaret (Hickey) Doherty and Mary (Vesey) Doherty all of Charlestown and the late Joseph and Peggy (Birmingham) Doherty and Theodore Doherty. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation and memorial service at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28), North Reading, at Reading line on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 10 am to 1 pm Interment immediately following at Riverside Cemetery, North Reading. Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara's name to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers MA 01923 or to the charity of one's choice. www.cotafuneralhomes.com.</p> <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Doherty, Barbara K. (Durkin) - Of North Reading, formerly of Somerville, passed away Nov. 29th at the age of 83. Beloved wife of the late John P. Doherty. Loving mother of Maryann Garbarino and her husband Richard of New Hampshire; William T. Doherty of New Hampshire; James R. Doherty and his wife Susan of Virginia; Jeanne M. Dixon and her husband Daniel of North Reading and Maureen G. Doherty of Reading. Grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of one.Devoted daughter of the late Joseph P. and Catherine (Naughton) Durkin. Sister of the late Mary (Mae), Joseph, Bernard and Paul Durkin. Predeceased by a son, John P. Doherty Jr., in infancy. Beloved sister-in-law of Loretta (Doherty) Durkin of Maryland, Anne (Doherty) Richardson and her husband Fred of Pembroke and Richard Doherty and his wife Mary (O'Donnell) Doherty, Norman Doherty, Margaret (Hickey) Doherty and Mary (Vesey) Doherty all of Charlestown and the late Joseph and Peggy (Birmingham) Doherty and Theodore Doherty. Also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation and memorial service at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St. (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28), North Reading, at Reading line on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 10 am to 1 pm Interment immediately following at Riverside Cemetery, North Reading. Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara's name to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers MA 01923 or to the charity of one's choice. www.cotafuneralhomes.com.</p> Annette (Ouellette) Seymour http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088040-466/annette-ouellette-seymour.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088040-466/annette-ouellette-seymour.html#disqus_thread Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:03:28 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Our beautiful loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Annette Seymour, 88, of Hudson, NH, passed away on December 3, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Annette was born on April 21, 1928. She married the love of her life Richard (Dick) Seymour while he was serving in the US Navy, and they were married for 641/2 years. Annette loved to walk and visit with her children and grandchildren, and her family was her greatest passion in life. She was a genuinely graceful person inside and out, and would do anything for her family and friends. She loved to shop, and would always hope to run into a familiar face. She was a sweet, kind, and compassionate person and will be dearly missed.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Annette and Dick enjoyed vacationing in Florida, and they celebrated their 50th anniversary in Hawaii. Annette was employed for many years in the office at Miller's Department Store in Nashua, NH until its closing. She was a longtime communicant of St. John The Evangelist Parish in Hudson, NH, and was a graduate of Nashua High School class of 1946.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Annette was the daughter of the late Arthur & Eva Ouellette. She was predeceased by 4 siblings, her fraternal twin sister Jeannette Hudon of Nashua, Simonne Buslovich of Nashua, Lionel Ouellette of Nashua, Raymond Ouellette of Nashua.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She is survived by her husband of 64½ years, Richard (Dick) Seymour of Hudson, NH, five children, Richard Seymour Jr. and his wife Lenore of Bellaire Beach, FL, Randy Seymour and his wife Meg of Londonderry, NH, Sue Seymour and her husband David Allaby of Amherst, NH, Steven Seymour and his wife Mary of Hudson, NH, and Diane Conway and her husband Guy of Merrimack, NH, six grandchildren including Kevin Seymour and his wife Daisy of Winchester, NH, Laurel Allaby and her fiance Jeremy Hutchinson of Hollis, NH, Trevor Conway of Manchester, NH, Keith Seymour of Manchester NH, Brooke Allaby of Amherst, NH, and Bradley Conway of Keene, NH, and one great-granddaughter, Lorelei Hutchinson of Hollis, NH. She is also survived by her youngest brother Maurice Ouellette and his wife Dorraine of Nashua, several nieces, nephews and cousins.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the nurses, aides and staff from Home, Health & Hospice Care for the compassionate services they provided, and to Annette and Dick's neighbors, Joe and Jennie Manning for their love, help, and continued support.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">The family will receive family and friends at a celebration of life ceremony on a date and location that will be forthcoming.</p> <p align="LEFT">In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or www.alz.org.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=pvmRiNkRY_IOvfbipd_tms$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYs6tulKZSBz2AqbXGwOrGR8WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Our beautiful loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Annette Seymour, 88, of Hudson, NH, passed away on December 3, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loving family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Annette was born on April 21, 1928. She married the love of her life Richard (Dick) Seymour while he was serving in the US Navy, and they were married for 641/2 years. Annette loved to walk and visit with her children and grandchildren, and her family was her greatest passion in life. She was a genuinely graceful person inside and out, and would do anything for her family and friends. She loved to shop, and would always hope to run into a familiar face. She was a sweet, kind, and compassionate person and will be dearly missed.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Annette and Dick enjoyed vacationing in Florida, and they celebrated their 50th anniversary in Hawaii. Annette was employed for many years in the office at Miller's Department Store in Nashua, NH until its closing. She was a longtime communicant of St. John The Evangelist Parish in Hudson, NH, and was a graduate of Nashua High School class of 1946.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Annette was the daughter of the late Arthur & Eva Ouellette. She was predeceased by 4 siblings, her fraternal twin sister Jeannette Hudon of Nashua, Simonne Buslovich of Nashua, Lionel Ouellette of Nashua, Raymond Ouellette of Nashua.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She is survived by her husband of 64½ years, Richard (Dick) Seymour of Hudson, NH, five children, Richard Seymour Jr. and his wife Lenore of Bellaire Beach, FL, Randy Seymour and his wife Meg of Londonderry, NH, Sue Seymour and her husband David Allaby of Amherst, NH, Steven Seymour and his wife Mary of Hudson, NH, and Diane Conway and her husband Guy of Merrimack, NH, six grandchildren including Kevin Seymour and his wife Daisy of Winchester, NH, Laurel Allaby and her fiance Jeremy Hutchinson of Hollis, NH, Trevor Conway of Manchester, NH, Keith Seymour of Manchester NH, Brooke Allaby of Amherst, NH, and Bradley Conway of Keene, NH, and one great-granddaughter, Lorelei Hutchinson of Hollis, NH. She is also survived by her youngest brother Maurice Ouellette and his wife Dorraine of Nashua, several nieces, nephews and cousins.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the nurses, aides and staff from Home, Health & Hospice Care for the compassionate services they provided, and to Annette and Dick's neighbors, Joe and Jennie Manning for their love, help, and continued support.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">The family will receive family and friends at a celebration of life ceremony on a date and location that will be forthcoming.</p> <p align="LEFT">In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or www.alz.org.</p> Joseph W. Kownack http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088014-466/joseph-w.-kownack.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088014-466/joseph-w.-kownack.html#disqus_thread Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:10:01 EDT <p>Joseph W. Kownack, 72, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Epsom Health Care Center in Epsom, NH. He was born on February 13, 1944 in Schenectady, NY and was the son of the late Joseph and Gladys (Jones) Kownack.</p> <p>He served in the US Army from 1962 to 1984. He served two tours in Vietnam as well as in Germany; he achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class (SFC), and was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. Later he joined the Army Reserves and was a recruiter for the US Army. He was a graduate of Notre Dame College in Manchester where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree. He worked as a paralegal and also worked as a Kitchen Designer.</p> <p>Joseph loved sharing his stories and wisdom. He had a way about him that brought happiness and joy to anyone around him. His calm demeanor was enjoyed by family and friends alike. He will be greatly missed by all. </p> <p>Joseph is survived by his children, Angela Davis of NV, Benjamin Kownack of CA, Patrick Kownack of TX, Matthew Kownack of NY, Melanie Kownack of Litchfield, Blake Kownack of MA, Morgan Kownack of Londonderry, Jacob Kownack of Manchester; and his grandchildren, Sarah, Marcus, Connor, Mackenzie, Gabriel, Charleigh and Cole. </p> <p>SERVICES: Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 9, 2016 at St. Louis de Gonzague Parish, 48 W. Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03060. Family and friends are invited to attend.</p> <p>Interment prayers and burial will be private at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. </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=wilf_mm2Iph6G2MsfRUDP8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvz1yt5ZOJV$nLpJJTg$DedWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p>Joseph W. Kownack, 72, passed away on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Epsom Health Care Center in Epsom, NH. He was born on February 13, 1944 in Schenectady, NY and was the son of the late Joseph and Gladys (Jones) Kownack.</p> <p>He served in the US Army from 1962 to 1984. He served two tours in Vietnam as well as in Germany; he achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class (SFC), and was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division. Later he joined the Army Reserves and was a recruiter for the US Army. He was a graduate of Notre Dame College in Manchester where he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree. He worked as a paralegal and also worked as a Kitchen Designer.</p> <p>Joseph loved sharing his stories and wisdom. He had a way about him that brought happiness and joy to anyone around him. His calm demeanor was enjoyed by family and friends alike. He will be greatly missed by all. </p> <p>Joseph is survived by his children, Angela Davis of NV, Benjamin Kownack of CA, Patrick Kownack of TX, Matthew Kownack of NY, Melanie Kownack of Litchfield, Blake Kownack of MA, Morgan Kownack of Londonderry, Jacob Kownack of Manchester; and his grandchildren, Sarah, Marcus, Connor, Mackenzie, Gabriel, Charleigh and Cole. </p> <p>SERVICES: Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Davis Funeral Home, One Lock Street, Nashua. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 9, 2016 at St. Louis de Gonzague Parish, 48 W. Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03060. Family and friends are invited to attend.</p> <p>Interment prayers and burial will be private at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. </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> Colin J. Hassett http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088012-466/colin-j.-hassett.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088012-466/colin-j.-hassett.html#disqus_thread Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:11:21 EDT <p>Lowell, MA: Colin J. Hassett, 22, of Lowell and a former resident of Nashua for several years, died December 3, 2016 in Lowell.</p> <p>Born in Nashua, son of Steven E and Leigh (Springman) Hassett, he was educated through elementary and middle schools in Nashua and was a member of the Nashua Youth Soccer League before moving to Somers, CT.</p> <p>He is survived by his father Steven E. Hassett and his fiancee Janet Kalish of Somers, CT, his mother Leigh (Springman) (Hassett) Lemieux of Atkinson, NH sisters, Devin A. Hassett of So. Portland, ME, and Emilie N. Lemieux of Atkinson, grandfather Douglas Springmann and his wife Dr. Sebastiana Gagliano-Springmann of Virginia, grandmother Lucie (Goldstein) Springman of So. Portland, stepbrothers Evan Kalish and Bryan Kalish, both of Connecticut, his girlfriend, Jennifer Gaboriault of Beverly, MA and several aunts, uncles and cousins.</p> <p>Relatives and friends are invite to attend his Life Celebration to be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 3to 5 pm. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH. His funeral service will follow at 5:15 in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to The NH Humane Society.</p> <p>To send a message of condolence to the family and to find directions to our home as well as read a full obituary, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=w91PK2zNF6_s$OF8vO742M$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtCo97$4hJKoXTlViTwvuDjWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p>Lowell, MA: Colin J. Hassett, 22, of Lowell and a former resident of Nashua for several years, died December 3, 2016 in Lowell.</p> <p>Born in Nashua, son of Steven E and Leigh (Springman) Hassett, he was educated through elementary and middle schools in Nashua and was a member of the Nashua Youth Soccer League before moving to Somers, CT.</p> <p>He is survived by his father Steven E. Hassett and his fiancee Janet Kalish of Somers, CT, his mother Leigh (Springman) (Hassett) Lemieux of Atkinson, NH sisters, Devin A. Hassett of So. Portland, ME, and Emilie N. Lemieux of Atkinson, grandfather Douglas Springmann and his wife Dr. Sebastiana Gagliano-Springmann of Virginia, grandmother Lucie (Goldstein) Springman of So. Portland, stepbrothers Evan Kalish and Bryan Kalish, both of Connecticut, his girlfriend, Jennifer Gaboriault of Beverly, MA and several aunts, uncles and cousins.</p> <p>Relatives and friends are invite to attend his Life Celebration to be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 3to 5 pm. at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Plaistow, NH. His funeral service will follow at 5:15 in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations be made to The NH Humane Society.</p> <p>To send a message of condolence to the family and to find directions to our home as well as read a full obituary, please visit www.brooksidechapelfh.com.</p> Bertha (Paradis) Hysette http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088011-466/bertha-paradis-hysette.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088011-466/bertha-paradis-hysette.html#disqus_thread Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:10:01 EDT <p>NASHUA – Bertha (Paradis) Hysette, 98, formerly of Nashua, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2016 at The Courville in Nashua.</p> <p>Bertha was born in Nashua, NH on August 26, 1928, a daughter of the late Adelard and Marie (Beaulieu) Paradis. She was the widow of the late Roger A. Hysette who died on April 26, 2000.</p> <p>She was a lifelong resident of Nashua and a communicant of St. Louis de Gonzague Church.</p> <p>Bertha was predeceased by her siblings, Sister Oliva Paradis (a sister of Joan of Arc), Rev. Robert M. Paradis, OMI; Jeannette Cote, Maria Theriault, Lucia Malenfant, Lucien Paradis, Yvonne Sirois, Cecile Mailhoit, and Jeanne D’Arc Desjardins and Evelyn Landry. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends.</p> <p>Bertha’s family would wish to thank the personnel at Aynsley Place and the Courville Nursing Home for the wonderful care they provided to Bertha over the past several years. We would also like to thank the nurses and caregivers from Home Health and Hospice, who took care of her in her final hours.</p> <p>SERVICES: There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 9th at 10:00 AM in St. Louis Cemetery. To view an on-line memorial, send a condolence or for more information, go to www.anctil-rochette.com. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home.</p> <p>NASHUA – Bertha (Paradis) Hysette, 98, formerly of Nashua, passed away peacefully on November 19, 2016 at The Courville in Nashua.</p> <p>Bertha was born in Nashua, NH on August 26, 1928, a daughter of the late Adelard and Marie (Beaulieu) Paradis. She was the widow of the late Roger A. Hysette who died on April 26, 2000.</p> <p>She was a lifelong resident of Nashua and a communicant of St. Louis de Gonzague Church.</p> <p>Bertha was predeceased by her siblings, Sister Oliva Paradis (a sister of Joan of Arc), Rev. Robert M. Paradis, OMI; Jeannette Cote, Maria Theriault, Lucia Malenfant, Lucien Paradis, Yvonne Sirois, Cecile Mailhoit, and Jeanne D’Arc Desjardins and Evelyn Landry. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and friends.</p> <p>Bertha’s family would wish to thank the personnel at Aynsley Place and the Courville Nursing Home for the wonderful care they provided to Bertha over the past several years. We would also like to thank the nurses and caregivers from Home Health and Hospice, who took care of her in her final hours.</p> <p>SERVICES: There are no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 9th at 10:00 AM in St. Louis Cemetery. To view an on-line memorial, send a condolence or for more information, go to www.anctil-rochette.com. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home.</p> Bruno Joseph Adamo http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088010-466/bruno-joseph-adamo.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088010-466/bruno-joseph-adamo.html#disqus_thread Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:02:54 EDT <p>Bruno Joseph Adamo, 95, of Hudson, FL, died November 23, 2016, at Bayonet Point Health Center, Hudson, FL. He was born June 29, 1921, in Kingston, MA, son of Battista and Josephine (Manfredi) Adamo. Mr. Adamo graduated from Plymouth High School, in Plymouth, MA, and worked as a rope maker in the Cordage Company in Plymouth, MA, before entering military service as an army medic in 1942. He saw action during World War II in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan, and was honorably discharged in 1945. He married Olga Cocchi of Plymouth, MA, in 1946. He worked for the Puritan Clothing Company in Plymouth, MA, for 10 years before moving to Amherst, NH, to help establish a local icon, Adamo’s Italian Restaurant, the first pizza restaurant in the southern NH area. He and his wife lived in Amherst for 40 years. Upon retirement, they relocated to Florida in 1997. Mr. Adamo was a communicant at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Nashua, NH, and later at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Hudson, FL.</p> <p>Survivors include his son, Peter J. Adamo and his wife Jennifer, of New Port Richey, FL, a niece, Marlene Baldwin, of Keene, NH, and a nephew, Michael Brigida, of Nottingham, NH. He was predeceased by his wife Olga of 66 years, who died in 2012, and his brother, Silvio Adamo. </p> <p>Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey, FL, is in charge of funeral arrangements. There are no calling hours and burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Lighthouse for the Blind, 8610 Galen Wilson Blvd., New Port Richey, FL, 34668.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=LdPw9MZTquepq30VshJN0M$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuwymkIIT5g57JheLEpJjFeWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p>Bruno Joseph Adamo, 95, of Hudson, FL, died November 23, 2016, at Bayonet Point Health Center, Hudson, FL. He was born June 29, 1921, in Kingston, MA, son of Battista and Josephine (Manfredi) Adamo. Mr. Adamo graduated from Plymouth High School, in Plymouth, MA, and worked as a rope maker in the Cordage Company in Plymouth, MA, before entering military service as an army medic in 1942. He saw action during World War II in New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan, and was honorably discharged in 1945. He married Olga Cocchi of Plymouth, MA, in 1946. He worked for the Puritan Clothing Company in Plymouth, MA, for 10 years before moving to Amherst, NH, to help establish a local icon, Adamo’s Italian Restaurant, the first pizza restaurant in the southern NH area. He and his wife lived in Amherst for 40 years. Upon retirement, they relocated to Florida in 1997. Mr. Adamo was a communicant at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Nashua, NH, and later at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Hudson, FL.</p> <p>Survivors include his son, Peter J. Adamo and his wife Jennifer, of New Port Richey, FL, a niece, Marlene Baldwin, of Keene, NH, and a nephew, Michael Brigida, of Nottingham, NH. He was predeceased by his wife Olga of 66 years, who died in 2012, and his brother, Silvio Adamo. </p> <p>Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home, New Port Richey, FL, is in charge of funeral arrangements. There are no calling hours and burial will be at the convenience of the family. The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Lighthouse for the Blind, 8610 Galen Wilson Blvd., New Port Richey, FL, 34668.</p> Tessa (Brussard) Smith http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088008-466/tessa-brussard-smith.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088008-466/tessa-brussard-smith.html#disqus_thread Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:02:56 EDT <p>Tessa (Brussard) Smith, 25, of Hudson, died suddenly Saturday, December 3rd at her home. </p> <p>She was born on January 23, 1991. Tessa was a graduate of Alvirne High School and earned her certification as a Medical Assistant from the Salter School in Massachusetts. </p> <p>She is survived by her parents, Georgia and Donald Brussard of Hudson, her brother, Michael Brussard Washington, a sister in law, Kelley Massey of Center Barnstable, her grandfather, George Fuller, Jr. of Hudson, her grandmother, Theresa Brussard of Nashua, two nephews, Cullum and Weston Massey, aunts and uncles, Michael and Virginia Fuller of Brentwood, Lynn and Jon Congdon of Georgia, James Fuller of Connecticut, Stephen Brussard of Virginia, as well as several cousins. </p> <p>Tessa was predeceased by her brother, Jason Massey, her grandmother, Joyce Fuller, her grandfather, Joseph Brussard, and her close friend and cousin, Chelsea Fuller. </p> <p>Tessa loved to spend time with her family and friends, eagerly anticipated holidays, was a huge Patriots fan who loved watching the games with her dad, and cared deeply about animals, in particular her dog Chloe.</p> <p>A private burial service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that you consider a donation to The Farnum Center, 140 Queen City Ave., Manchester, NH 03103 or the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd., Nashua, NH 03064. Tessa did not like flowers at funerals and always thought people should “pay it forward.”</p> <p>To share an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. THE DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME IN HUDSON IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=UwMn$8eP3t4yOjUn1A29fs$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtYb7ycL9l57QxuYi9w2DcwWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p>Tessa (Brussard) Smith, 25, of Hudson, died suddenly Saturday, December 3rd at her home. </p> <p>She was born on January 23, 1991. Tessa was a graduate of Alvirne High School and earned her certification as a Medical Assistant from the Salter School in Massachusetts. </p> <p>She is survived by her parents, Georgia and Donald Brussard of Hudson, her brother, Michael Brussard Washington, a sister in law, Kelley Massey of Center Barnstable, her grandfather, George Fuller, Jr. of Hudson, her grandmother, Theresa Brussard of Nashua, two nephews, Cullum and Weston Massey, aunts and uncles, Michael and Virginia Fuller of Brentwood, Lynn and Jon Congdon of Georgia, James Fuller of Connecticut, Stephen Brussard of Virginia, as well as several cousins. </p> <p>Tessa was predeceased by her brother, Jason Massey, her grandmother, Joyce Fuller, her grandfather, Joseph Brussard, and her close friend and cousin, Chelsea Fuller. </p> <p>Tessa loved to spend time with her family and friends, eagerly anticipated holidays, was a huge Patriots fan who loved watching the games with her dad, and cared deeply about animals, in particular her dog Chloe.</p> <p>A private burial service will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, her family asks that you consider a donation to The Farnum Center, 140 Queen City Ave., Manchester, NH 03103 or the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd., Nashua, NH 03064. Tessa did not like flowers at funerals and always thought people should “pay it forward.”</p> <p>To share an online message of condolence, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. THE DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME IN HUDSON IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.</p> Lorraine Y. Prestipino http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088002-466/lorraine-y.-prestipino.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088002-466/lorraine-y.-prestipino.html#disqus_thread Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:58:00 EDT <p>Lorraine Y. “Lenny” Prestipino, 91, a longtime resident of Milford, NH, passed away on December 1, 2016, at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, NH.</p> <p>Lenny was born in Springfield, MA, on March 21, 1925, the daughter of Louis and Blanche (Girouard) Lemay. She was a graduate of Presentation of Mary Academy (1941) and earned her bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Mary College (1945). She lived in Milford with her loving husband Bart for more than 50 years.</p> <p>Lenny was employed as the first secretary for the Milford Elementary School, a position she held for 19 years. She was an active participant in the Milford community. She acted as the Commissioner of the Milford Little League Program, the President of the Booster Club for Milford High School, the board of the Milford Library and was on many committees at St. Patrick’s Church. She was a lector at the parish and enjoyed training new participants in this program. Lenny loved politics and was very involved in the NH Republican Party, serving as state vice-chair in 1960. She worked on behalf of many state candidates as well as the campaign of former President George H.W. Bush and as such it was common to find state and national candidates visiting at the family home.</p> <p>Lenny was a true “people person” who saw the best in everyone, always putting the needs of others before her own. She gave the best advice and always in a loving and honest way. Her contagious smile and wonderful laugh would light up the room for all those blessed to be around her. Lenny’s genuine interest in the details of each person’s story was remarkable, bringing joy to everyone through her love of life. </p> <p>Lenny loved to tell stories and would always remember, with amazing accuracy, every detail of every anecdote that she shared. She loved spending time and playing games with her grandkids at the pool and conveyed her love for her family and friends by all of the little things that she did for them; she delighted in making everyone feel special. Lenny was a devoted sports fan and enjoyed cheering on her children and grandchildren in all of their athletic pursuits. In her quiet time she enjoyed knitting and crossword puzzles and was an avid reader.</p> <p>Lenny was predeceased by her husband, Bartolo V. Prestipino, and two daughters, Joan Cappetta and Tana Prestipino.</p> <p>Family members include her daughter, Ann Prestipino, of Boston, MA; her son and daughter-in-law, Mark Prestipino and Liza Benson, of Bedford, NH; her son-in-law, Dr. Charles Cappetta, of Hollis, NH; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.</p> <p>There are no calling hours. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, December 9th at 10:00 A.M. in St. Patrick’s Church, 34 Amherst Street, Milford, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Home Health & Hospice Care, Community Hospice House, Attn: Development, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054 or SHARE Outreach, Inc. 1 Columbus Avenue, Milford, NH 03055. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.</p> <p>Lorraine Y. “Lenny” Prestipino, 91, a longtime resident of Milford, NH, passed away on December 1, 2016, at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, NH.</p> <p>Lenny was born in Springfield, MA, on March 21, 1925, the daughter of Louis and Blanche (Girouard) Lemay. She was a graduate of Presentation of Mary Academy (1941) and earned her bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Mary College (1945). She lived in Milford with her loving husband Bart for more than 50 years.</p> <p>Lenny was employed as the first secretary for the Milford Elementary School, a position she held for 19 years. She was an active participant in the Milford community. She acted as the Commissioner of the Milford Little League Program, the President of the Booster Club for Milford High School, the board of the Milford Library and was on many committees at St. Patrick’s Church. She was a lector at the parish and enjoyed training new participants in this program. Lenny loved politics and was very involved in the NH Republican Party, serving as state vice-chair in 1960. She worked on behalf of many state candidates as well as the campaign of former President George H.W. Bush and as such it was common to find state and national candidates visiting at the family home.</p> <p>Lenny was a true “people person” who saw the best in everyone, always putting the needs of others before her own. She gave the best advice and always in a loving and honest way. Her contagious smile and wonderful laugh would light up the room for all those blessed to be around her. Lenny’s genuine interest in the details of each person’s story was remarkable, bringing joy to everyone through her love of life. </p> <p>Lenny loved to tell stories and would always remember, with amazing accuracy, every detail of every anecdote that she shared. She loved spending time and playing games with her grandkids at the pool and conveyed her love for her family and friends by all of the little things that she did for them; she delighted in making everyone feel special. Lenny was a devoted sports fan and enjoyed cheering on her children and grandchildren in all of their athletic pursuits. In her quiet time she enjoyed knitting and crossword puzzles and was an avid reader.</p> <p>Lenny was predeceased by her husband, Bartolo V. Prestipino, and two daughters, Joan Cappetta and Tana Prestipino.</p> <p>Family members include her daughter, Ann Prestipino, of Boston, MA; her son and daughter-in-law, Mark Prestipino and Liza Benson, of Bedford, NH; her son-in-law, Dr. Charles Cappetta, of Hollis, NH; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.</p> <p>There are no calling hours. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, December 9th at 10:00 A.M. in St. Patrick’s Church, 34 Amherst Street, Milford, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Home Health & Hospice Care, Community Hospice House, Attn: Development, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054 or SHARE Outreach, Inc. 1 Columbus Avenue, Milford, NH 03055. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.</p> Peter J. Lafferty http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088001-466/peter-j.-lafferty.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088001-466/peter-j.-lafferty.html#disqus_thread Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:56:47 EDT <p> Peter James Lafferty, 31, of Nashua, died peacefully at home on Friday morning, December 2, 2016. He was born August 26, 1985, in Manchester, the son of Tim and Joan Lafferty of Nashua. He was raised and educated in Milford and Nashua. He was a 2004 graduate of Nashua High School and was a member of the National Honor Society.</p> <p>Pete lived with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and most recently cancer, yet that did not stop him from living an active and full life. He was a member of Crossway Christian Church in Nashua for many years, and more recently was involved in Crossway’s Milford Campus over the past two years. He enjoyed being part of the ministry and he had a genuine love for God and for people. </p> <p>He was also actively involved in Joni and Friends, a ministry outreach to individuals and families affected by disabilities. He served in a variety of ways throughout the years, and always enjoyed being involved in their annual Family Retreats, which were often the highlight of his year.</p> <p>He was a member of the Nashua-Hudson Toastmasters Club and served in a variety of roles including President in 2014. Pete was honored to receive the club’s Toastmaster of the Year award in 2011 and 2016. In addition, he was a big New England sports fan and took pride in the many championships that were won during his lifetime.</p> <p>Pete confronted his disease with a level of courage and grace that was truly a testament to his faith, hope and love of Jesus. He inspired his family, friends, and everyone he met by his inspirational speaking, his poetry, his online posts, and most importantly, through the manner in which he lived his life to bring honor and glory to God. We are grateful to everyone who was part of his life, and we’re thankful for the wonderful care that he received from all the medical professionals, caregivers and volunteers over the years.</p> <p>Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Marge and Bud Disbrow of Cheshire, CT; his paternal grandmother, Toni Lafferty of Groveland, MA; aunts and uncles, Linda Disbrow of Hamden, CT; Jim and Judi Lafferty of Groveland, MA; John and Lauri Lafferty of Evanston, IL; Tom and Maureen Lafferty of Portland, ME; Liz Lafferty of Manchester, and Joanne Lafferty of Portland, ME; and cousins, Molly and Dan Lindberg of South Portland, ME, and Noah and Sophie Lafferty of Evanston, IL. He was predeceased by his beloved brother, Joe Lafferty, his grandfather, James Lafferty, and an uncle, Paul Disbrow. </p> <p>Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Nashua High School South, 36 Riverside Street, Nashua, NH at 4:30 pm with a reception afterwards. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Pete’s memory to Crossway Christian Church, 503 Main Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062 or Joni and Friends New England, 307 Highlander Way, Manchester, NH 03103. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, Nashua, NH.(603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=lybPZ3PpdJaatCRlvkWcWc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv8vnw1LcgtrVaNNvWr3KlbWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p> Peter James Lafferty, 31, of Nashua, died peacefully at home on Friday morning, December 2, 2016. He was born August 26, 1985, in Manchester, the son of Tim and Joan Lafferty of Nashua. He was raised and educated in Milford and Nashua. He was a 2004 graduate of Nashua High School and was a member of the National Honor Society.</p> <p>Pete lived with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and most recently cancer, yet that did not stop him from living an active and full life. He was a member of Crossway Christian Church in Nashua for many years, and more recently was involved in Crossway’s Milford Campus over the past two years. He enjoyed being part of the ministry and he had a genuine love for God and for people. </p> <p>He was also actively involved in Joni and Friends, a ministry outreach to individuals and families affected by disabilities. He served in a variety of ways throughout the years, and always enjoyed being involved in their annual Family Retreats, which were often the highlight of his year.</p> <p>He was a member of the Nashua-Hudson Toastmasters Club and served in a variety of roles including President in 2014. Pete was honored to receive the club’s Toastmaster of the Year award in 2011 and 2016. In addition, he was a big New England sports fan and took pride in the many championships that were won during his lifetime.</p> <p>Pete confronted his disease with a level of courage and grace that was truly a testament to his faith, hope and love of Jesus. He inspired his family, friends, and everyone he met by his inspirational speaking, his poetry, his online posts, and most importantly, through the manner in which he lived his life to bring honor and glory to God. We are grateful to everyone who was part of his life, and we’re thankful for the wonderful care that he received from all the medical professionals, caregivers and volunteers over the years.</p> <p>Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Marge and Bud Disbrow of Cheshire, CT; his paternal grandmother, Toni Lafferty of Groveland, MA; aunts and uncles, Linda Disbrow of Hamden, CT; Jim and Judi Lafferty of Groveland, MA; John and Lauri Lafferty of Evanston, IL; Tom and Maureen Lafferty of Portland, ME; Liz Lafferty of Manchester, and Joanne Lafferty of Portland, ME; and cousins, Molly and Dan Lindberg of South Portland, ME, and Noah and Sophie Lafferty of Evanston, IL. He was predeceased by his beloved brother, Joe Lafferty, his grandfather, James Lafferty, and an uncle, Paul Disbrow. </p> <p>Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Nashua High School South, 36 Riverside Street, Nashua, NH at 4:30 pm with a reception afterwards. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Pete’s memory to Crossway Christian Church, 503 Main Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062 or Joni and Friends New England, 307 Highlander Way, Manchester, NH 03103. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, Nashua, NH.(603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com.</p> Eleonore S. Motzko http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088000-466/eleonore-s.-motzko.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1088000-466/eleonore-s.-motzko.html#disqus_thread Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:56:45 EDT <p>Eleonore S. Motzko, 89, of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully at the Arbor’s in Bedford, NH on December 2, 2016.</p> <p>Born on April 28, 1927, in Breitenbach, West Germany, daughter of the late George, and Anne Pfannkuch.</p> <p>After having lived in Dracut, MA, Eleonore later moved to Lowell, MA, with her family, working for many years at the Speare House in Lowell, MA. In 1977 Eleonore moved to Hudson, NH, and opened Eleonore’s Coffee Shop. Eleonore later managed the Snack Bar at Whip-Poor-Will Golf Club, Hudson, NH.</p> <p>Eleonore enjoyed playing golf, planting flowers, traveling, music, dancing, holiday baking, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.</p> <p>Everyone having the pleasure of meeting Eleonore knew they had met someone very special. Eleonore always had a way of brightening a person’s day with her wonderful smile, laughter, and contagious humor.</p> <p>Eleonore was predeceased by her husband, Rudolph Motzko, her son, Walter Motzko, a grandson, and her sister Anne Downey, and husband Irving.</p> <p>Eleonore is survived by her longtime, loving companion, Richard Stanley of Nashua, NH, a son, Randy Motzko and his wife, Jeanette of Hudson, NH, a son, John Motzko and his wife, Holly of Wilton, NH, a daughter, Heidi Jones and her husband, Darrell of Mason, NH, 4 Grandsons, and 3 Great Grandchildren, a sister Edel Seamans and her husband Jim of Cape Coral, FL, and a brother Fritz Pfannkuch, and his late wife Norma of Hudson, NH.</p> <p>Calling hours will be held on Wednesday December 7th, 2016 from 3:00 to 6:00pm at the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson. A funeral Service will be held the following morning in the Funeral Home beginning at 10am followed by burial in Gibson Cemetery, Pelham, NH. To leave an online message of condolence or get directions, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=Hvc7vUj_aiBuEiwmLapac8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYt5sN3h3ypYsum6wMhgC87JWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p>Eleonore S. Motzko, 89, of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully at the Arbor’s in Bedford, NH on December 2, 2016.</p> <p>Born on April 28, 1927, in Breitenbach, West Germany, daughter of the late George, and Anne Pfannkuch.</p> <p>After having lived in Dracut, MA, Eleonore later moved to Lowell, MA, with her family, working for many years at the Speare House in Lowell, MA. In 1977 Eleonore moved to Hudson, NH, and opened Eleonore’s Coffee Shop. Eleonore later managed the Snack Bar at Whip-Poor-Will Golf Club, Hudson, NH.</p> <p>Eleonore enjoyed playing golf, planting flowers, traveling, music, dancing, holiday baking, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.</p> <p>Everyone having the pleasure of meeting Eleonore knew they had met someone very special. Eleonore always had a way of brightening a person’s day with her wonderful smile, laughter, and contagious humor.</p> <p>Eleonore was predeceased by her husband, Rudolph Motzko, her son, Walter Motzko, a grandson, and her sister Anne Downey, and husband Irving.</p> <p>Eleonore is survived by her longtime, loving companion, Richard Stanley of Nashua, NH, a son, Randy Motzko and his wife, Jeanette of Hudson, NH, a son, John Motzko and his wife, Holly of Wilton, NH, a daughter, Heidi Jones and her husband, Darrell of Mason, NH, 4 Grandsons, and 3 Great Grandchildren, a sister Edel Seamans and her husband Jim of Cape Coral, FL, and a brother Fritz Pfannkuch, and his late wife Norma of Hudson, NH.</p> <p>Calling hours will be held on Wednesday December 7th, 2016 from 3:00 to 6:00pm at the Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home, 50 Ferry Street, Hudson. A funeral Service will be held the following morning in the Funeral Home beginning at 10am followed by burial in Gibson Cemetery, Pelham, NH. To leave an online message of condolence or get directions, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com. The Dumont-Sullivan Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.</p> Rita Lillian Bouchard http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1087945-466/rita-lillian-bouchard.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1087945-466/rita-lillian-bouchard.html#disqus_thread Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:01:27 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Rita L. (Marquis) Bouchard, 98 of Unity, New Hampshire died on November 24, 2016.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A Nashua native, she spent the last 27 years of her life in Unity. She was formerly employed by the Nashua Police Department as a school crossing guard at Ledge Street school. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Blanche Marquis and was the widow of Roland A. Bouchard Sr., to whom she was married for 57 years.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph Marquis and Albert Marquis; five sisters, Lucille Willette, Pauline Caron, Annette Haverfield, Theresa Blier, and Beatrice Tyler. Two brothers also died in infancy. She is survived by two sons; Roland (Butch) Bouchard and wife Carolyn of Unity, Donald Bouchard and his wife Cynthia O'Connell of Sharon, Massachusetts; a granddaughter, Julia Bouchard, of Denver Colorado; and a sister, Lorraine Coulombe, of Nashua; as well as many nieces and nephews.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A memorial service will be held at St Aloysius Church, 48 West Hollis Street, Nashua, N.H. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11 AM. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. To view an on-line memorial, send a condolence or for more information, go to <span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.anctil-rochette.com</span>. 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=y2_QIsNn3N_nl8CYJLlSa8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsbEGPUcz6y9ilomPUbfqspWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Rita L. (Marquis) Bouchard, 98 of Unity, New Hampshire died on November 24, 2016.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A Nashua native, she spent the last 27 years of her life in Unity. She was formerly employed by the Nashua Police Department as a school crossing guard at Ledge Street school. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Blanche Marquis and was the widow of Roland A. Bouchard Sr., to whom she was married for 57 years.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph Marquis and Albert Marquis; five sisters, Lucille Willette, Pauline Caron, Annette Haverfield, Theresa Blier, and Beatrice Tyler. Two brothers also died in infancy. She is survived by two sons; Roland (Butch) Bouchard and wife Carolyn of Unity, Donald Bouchard and his wife Cynthia O'Connell of Sharon, Massachusetts; a granddaughter, Julia Bouchard, of Denver Colorado; and a sister, Lorraine Coulombe, of Nashua; as well as many nieces and nephews.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A memorial service will be held at St Aloysius Church, 48 West Hollis Street, Nashua, N.H. on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11 AM. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. To view an on-line memorial, send a condolence or for more information, go to <span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.anctil-rochette.com</span>. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home.</p> Robert Francis ‘Bob’ Bowen http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1087944-466/robert-francis-bob-bowen.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1087944-466/robert-francis-bob-bowen.html#disqus_thread Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:27:58 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">SALEM - Robert Francis "Bob" Bowen, 83, formerly of Gilford and Venice, FL., passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Greystone Farm at Salem.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was born on May 19, 1933 in Cambridge, Ma., the son of the late William and Mary (Breen) Bowen. Robert served in the US Army during the Korean War where he was stationed in Darmstadt, Germany. He married the love of his life, Shirley Lowell, on January 23, 1954, while still in the Army. After Robert was honorably discharged they settled down in Burlington, MA., where they raised their family before retiring to Governor's Island in Gilford. He had many favorite pastimes including traveling, boating, antiquing, going out dancing with his wife and spending winters with friends in Venice, Fl. Robert attended Northeastern University, Boston University and Harvard University, earning degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology and Business Administration. He worked for Raytheon Company for thirty eight years and worked on various government programs such as the Hawk and Patriot Missile Systems, Lunar Lander Program and the Microwave Program.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Survivors include his two daughters, Diane Boardman and her husband John of Atkinson and Linda Brady and her partner Butch McCarthy of Nashua; a son, Robert Bowen Jr. of Hudson, N.H.; five grandchildren; Christine Gonzales and her husband Edwin, Michael Bowen and his wife Renee, John Boardman Jr. and his wife Maria, Keith Bowen and his partner, Julie Hammar, and Leah Hartung and her husband Cole, and five great-grandchildren, Christina, Isabel, Shane, Samantha and Maisey.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 7Pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A Funeral Service will be held at 11AM on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. N.H. Rev. Michael Graham, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Burial will follow in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, Second Floor, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.</p> <p align="LEFT">Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=Tbodc6FYOv7S0IuK6u$3F8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv2yn_7OcoxNRUztDCbAVTCWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">SALEM - Robert Francis "Bob" Bowen, 83, formerly of Gilford and Venice, FL., passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Greystone Farm at Salem.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was born on May 19, 1933 in Cambridge, Ma., the son of the late William and Mary (Breen) Bowen. Robert served in the US Army during the Korean War where he was stationed in Darmstadt, Germany. He married the love of his life, Shirley Lowell, on January 23, 1954, while still in the Army. After Robert was honorably discharged they settled down in Burlington, MA., where they raised their family before retiring to Governor's Island in Gilford. He had many favorite pastimes including traveling, boating, antiquing, going out dancing with his wife and spending winters with friends in Venice, Fl. Robert attended Northeastern University, Boston University and Harvard University, earning degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Technology and Business Administration. He worked for Raytheon Company for thirty eight years and worked on various government programs such as the Hawk and Patriot Missile Systems, Lunar Lander Program and the Microwave Program.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Survivors include his two daughters, Diane Boardman and her husband John of Atkinson and Linda Brady and her partner Butch McCarthy of Nashua; a son, Robert Bowen Jr. of Hudson, N.H.; five grandchildren; Christine Gonzales and her husband Edwin, Michael Bowen and his wife Renee, John Boardman Jr. and his wife Maria, Keith Bowen and his partner, Julie Hammar, and Leah Hartung and her husband Cole, and five great-grandchildren, Christina, Isabel, Shane, Samantha and Maisey.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Calling hours will be held from 4PM to 7Pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A Funeral Service will be held at 11AM on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Road, Gilford. N.H. Rev. Michael Graham, Pastor of the Church, will officiate.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Burial will follow in Bayside Cemetery, Laconia, N.H.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, Second Floor, Framingham, MA 01701 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.</p> <p align="LEFT">Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.</p> Rachel I. (Pelletier) Ouellette http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1087943-466/rachel-i.-pelletier-ouellette.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1087943-466/rachel-i.-pelletier-ouellette.html#disqus_thread Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:00:26 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">LEOMINSTER - Rachel I. (Pelletier) Ouellette, 87, of Leominster, died Saturday, December 3, after an illness. She was born September 25, 1929, in Nashua, New Hampshire, daughter of the late Romeo and Albertine (Pellerin) Pelletier.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Calling hours are Wednesday, December 7, from 8:30 to 10:30 A.M. in Simard Funeral Home, 14 Walker St., Leominster. The funeral Mass will be follow at 11:00 A.M. in St. St. Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic St., Leominster. Burial will follow in St. Cecilia's Cemetery.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, or to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804 or <span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.aspca.org</span>.</p> <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">LEOMINSTER - Rachel I. (Pelletier) Ouellette, 87, of Leominster, died Saturday, December 3, after an illness. She was born September 25, 1929, in Nashua, New Hampshire, daughter of the late Romeo and Albertine (Pellerin) Pelletier.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Calling hours are Wednesday, December 7, from 8:30 to 10:30 A.M. in Simard Funeral Home, 14 Walker St., Leominster. The funeral Mass will be follow at 11:00 A.M. in St. St. Cecilia's Church, 180 Mechanic St., Leominster. Burial will follow in St. Cecilia's Cemetery.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701, or to the ASPCA, 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804 or <span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.aspca.org</span>.</p>