Nashua Telegraph obits | Web Feeds http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports Daily news from The Telegraph of Nashua Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:32:48 EDT en Anna Coronis http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082295-466/anna-coronis.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082295-466/anna-coronis.html#disqus_thread Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:30:15 EDT <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anna Coronis, age 69, resident of Fort Myers Beach, FL, formerly of Hollis, NH, passed away unexpectedly on June 20, 2016. She is survived by her beloved daughter Dawn Coronis, her sister Tina Fiorenza, and fiance Don Miller. She is also survived by her nieces and nephew, Jessica Chalmers, Brandie Fiorenza, and Anthony Fiorenza, and lifelong friend Walter Charpentier, as well as many cousins, family and friends who loved her dearly.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anna graduated from Nashua High School in 1964 and went on to be a very well-known and respected business woman as the Senior Vice President of C & S Disposal for 25 years. She received The Business Woman of the year by the State of NH for her many accomplishments. Prior to leaving NH, she was an account manager for Coronis Landscaping, where she always excelled.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anna retired to Fort Myers Beach and enjoyed her remaining days with her daughter, fiance, friends and her rescue cats. Her presence will be greatly missed by all, especially by her daughter.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A celebration of her life will be held at Hodges-<br/> Kiser Funeral Home at 9231 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL. Visiting hours Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 12-2PM. Service immediately following visiting hours. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nashua Humane Society, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua NH 03064.</span></p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=e7$bM5LvvXZXe6tREkuXUM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtefcT_R50$ERofa_L8DzrwWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anna Coronis, age 69, resident of Fort Myers Beach, FL, formerly of Hollis, NH, passed away unexpectedly on June 20, 2016. She is survived by her beloved daughter Dawn Coronis, her sister Tina Fiorenza, and fiance Don Miller. She is also survived by her nieces and nephew, Jessica Chalmers, Brandie Fiorenza, and Anthony Fiorenza, and lifelong friend Walter Charpentier, as well as many cousins, family and friends who loved her dearly.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anna graduated from Nashua High School in 1964 and went on to be a very well-known and respected business woman as the Senior Vice President of C & S Disposal for 25 years. She received The Business Woman of the year by the State of NH for her many accomplishments. Prior to leaving NH, she was an account manager for Coronis Landscaping, where she always excelled.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Anna retired to Fort Myers Beach and enjoyed her remaining days with her daughter, fiance, friends and her rescue cats. Her presence will be greatly missed by all, especially by her daughter.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A celebration of her life will be held at Hodges-<br/> Kiser Funeral Home at 9231 Cypress Lake Dr, Fort Myers, FL. Visiting hours Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 12-2PM. Service immediately following visiting hours. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Nashua Humane Society, 24 Ferry Road, Nashua NH 03064.</span></p> Leo R. Leclerc http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082299-466/leo-r.-leclerc.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082299-466/leo-r.-leclerc.html#disqus_thread Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:00:18 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Leo R. Leclerc, 81, of Hudson, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at his residence in Hudson, surrounded by his loving family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was born September 3, 1934, in Nashua, NH, son of the late Antoine and Dorilla (LaRoche) Leclerc. Leo was also predeceased by his wife Ruth (Doland) Leclerc in 2004, as well as by seven brothers and sisters.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Leo was employed for many years as an Operations Supervisor at Alexanders Supermarket. He retired from there in the early '90s. He enjoyed the simple things in life and found great joy when spending time with his family around the swimming pool.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">His loving family includes two sons, Larry Leclerc of Hudson, Scott Leclerc and his wife Jane Barton of Rochester, NY; three daughters, Julie Dionne and her husband Paul of Nashua, Sally Leclerc and Paula Leclerc, both of Nashua. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 26th, from 1pm-4pm in the DUMONT-<br/>SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, 50 FERRY ST. IN HUDSON. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 27th, at 10am in Hills Farm Cemetery in Hudson. All may meet at the cemetery. To share an online message of condolence or for 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=ak0kydknXN9qJ0WHTE4sus$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvwc$Iv_jdpMFHjAwiKwp$3WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Leo R. Leclerc, 81, of Hudson, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at his residence in Hudson, surrounded by his loving family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was born September 3, 1934, in Nashua, NH, son of the late Antoine and Dorilla (LaRoche) Leclerc. Leo was also predeceased by his wife Ruth (Doland) Leclerc in 2004, as well as by seven brothers and sisters.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Leo was employed for many years as an Operations Supervisor at Alexanders Supermarket. He retired from there in the early '90s. He enjoyed the simple things in life and found great joy when spending time with his family around the swimming pool.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">His loving family includes two sons, Larry Leclerc of Hudson, Scott Leclerc and his wife Jane Barton of Rochester, NY; three daughters, Julie Dionne and her husband Paul of Nashua, Sally Leclerc and Paula Leclerc, both of Nashua. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 26th, from 1pm-4pm in the DUMONT-<br/>SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, 50 FERRY ST. IN HUDSON. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 27th, at 10am in Hills Farm Cemetery in Hudson. All may meet at the cemetery. To share an online message of condolence or for directions, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com THE DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME IN HUDSON IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.</p> Herbert H. Ouellette http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082300-466/herbert-h.-ouellette.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082300-466/herbert-h.-ouellette.html#disqus_thread Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:00:51 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Herbert H. Ouellette, 92, of Nashua, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, June 20, 2016, surrounded by his family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A lifelong resident of this city, Herbert was born on September 24, 1923, a son of the late Henry and Agnes Ouellette. A Navy veteran, Herbert served his country during World War II and the Korean War. He was employed as a Tool & Die maker with Sanders Associates, retiring after 30 years of service.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Herbert was an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking, creating beautiful furniture and bowls for his family and friends. He was a talented artist and was a founding member of the Nashua Artist's Association.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Members of his family include his beloved wife of 71 years, Sophie (Goy) Ouellette; five children, Ann Mercier and her husband Normand, Glenn Ouellette and his wife Martha, Martha Cudd and her husband George, Elizabeth Elwarner and her husband Charles, and John Ouellette. He also leaves 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Rita Roy and his brother, Robert Ouellette.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring Street, Nashua, Tuesday, June 28th, at 9:30 a.m. followed by interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Hospice House, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=VhZD_Wx5OBnwfdeD1ZYh5M$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtLbVv7hZlmg0yq$CoAC_l0WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Herbert H. Ouellette, 92, of Nashua, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, June 20, 2016, surrounded by his family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A lifelong resident of this city, Herbert was born on September 24, 1923, a son of the late Henry and Agnes Ouellette. A Navy veteran, Herbert served his country during World War II and the Korean War. He was employed as a Tool & Die maker with Sanders Associates, retiring after 30 years of service.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Herbert was an avid golfer, enjoyed woodworking, creating beautiful furniture and bowls for his family and friends. He was a talented artist and was a founding member of the Nashua Artist's Association.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Members of his family include his beloved wife of 71 years, Sophie (Goy) Ouellette; five children, Ann Mercier and her husband Normand, Glenn Ouellette and his wife Martha, Martha Cudd and her husband George, Elizabeth Elwarner and her husband Charles, and John Ouellette. He also leaves 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Rita Roy and his brother, Robert Ouellette.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">SERVICES: There are no calling hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick Church, 29 Spring Street, Nashua, Tuesday, June 28th, at 9:30 a.m. followed by interment in St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Hospice House, 7 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, NH 03054. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com.</p> Leo R. Leclerc http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082292-466/leo-r.-leclerc.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082292-466/leo-r.-leclerc.html#disqus_thread Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:51:29 EDT <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Leo R. Leclerc, 81, of Hudson, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at his residence in Hudson, surrounded by his loving family.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">He was born September 3, 1934, in Nashua, NH, son of the late Antoine and Dorilla (LaRoche) Leclerc. Leo was also predeceased by his wife Ruth (Doland) Leclerc in 2004, as well as by seven brothers and sisters.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Leo was employed for many years as an Operations Supervisor at Alexanders Supermarket. He retired from there in the early ’90s. He enjoyed the simple things in life and found great joy when spending time with his family around the swimming pool.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">His loving family includes two sons, Larry Leclerc of Hudson, Scott Leclerc and his wife Jane Barton of Rochester, NY; three daughters, Julie Dionne and her husband Paul of Nashua, Sally Leclerc and Paula Leclerc, both of Nashua. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 26th, from 1pm-4pm in the DUMONT-<br/> SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, 50 FERRY ST. IN HUDSON. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 27th, at 10am in Hills Farm Cemetery in Hudson. All may meet at the cemetery. To share an online message of condolence or for directions, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com THE DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME IN HUDSON IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Leo R. Leclerc, 81, of Hudson, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at his residence in Hudson, surrounded by his loving family.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">He was born September 3, 1934, in Nashua, NH, son of the late Antoine and Dorilla (LaRoche) Leclerc. Leo was also predeceased by his wife Ruth (Doland) Leclerc in 2004, as well as by seven brothers and sisters.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Leo was employed for many years as an Operations Supervisor at Alexanders Supermarket. He retired from there in the early ’90s. He enjoyed the simple things in life and found great joy when spending time with his family around the swimming pool.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">His loving family includes two sons, Larry Leclerc of Hudson, Scott Leclerc and his wife Jane Barton of Rochester, NY; three daughters, Julie Dionne and her husband Paul of Nashua, Sally Leclerc and Paula Leclerc, both of Nashua. He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, June 26th, from 1pm-4pm in the DUMONT-<br/> SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, 50 FERRY ST. IN HUDSON. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 27th, at 10am in Hills Farm Cemetery in Hudson. All may meet at the cemetery. To share an online message of condolence or for directions, please visit www.dumontsullivan.com THE DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME IN HUDSON IS IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS.</span></p> Sandra Jean Norris http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082225-466/sandra-jean-norris.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082225-466/sandra-jean-norris.html#disqus_thread Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:19:01 EDT <p>Sandra Jean Norris, 77, of Nashua, NH, and formerly of Seattle, Washington, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Southern NH Medical Center, surrounded by her loved ones.</p> <p>Born June 5, 1939, in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Richard H. and Eleanor C. (Hovey) Spears and wife of John C. Norris, of Nashua, NH, with whom she married in Rochester, NY, in 1967. Growing up, Sandra attended Thomas Edison elementary School and graduated from Spencerport HS, after which she went on to receive an associate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.</p> <p>Sandra was previously employed as a secretary for Eastman Kodak, but she is remembered by her children as a totally rocking stay-at-home mom.</p> <p>Sandra was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. She was a member of Bible study and prayer groups. She was also a member of the Kairos Prison Ministry as well as a member of the Cursillo Movement.</p> <p>Sandra enjoyed doing arts and crafts, was a coloring enthusiast and was a passionate teddy bear collector.</p> <p>Besides her loving husband of forty-nine years, she is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Sarah Norris, of Rochester, NY, Kate Norris Garms and her husband Ryan, of Brookline, MA; two brothers and one sister-in-law, John Spears, of Rochester, NY, Jeff Spears and his wife Yong, of Silverdale, WA; two granddaughters, Calista and Emma Garms, both of Brookline, MA; beloved nephews and nieces and cousins; multiple amazing church families; and a legion of teddy bears.</p> <p>SERVICES: There are no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the Grace Lutheran Church, 130 Spit Brook Rd., Nashua, NH 03062. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sandra’s loving memory to the Nashua Children’s Home, 125 Amherst St., Nashua, NH 03064. The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064 is 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=fehZvuuAhihK1Z4$eFkzxM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtlcY6iO1rfIoYf5eGgTWHBWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p>Sandra Jean Norris, 77, of Nashua, NH, and formerly of Seattle, Washington, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Southern NH Medical Center, surrounded by her loved ones.</p> <p>Born June 5, 1939, in Rochester, NY, she was the daughter of the late Richard H. and Eleanor C. (Hovey) Spears and wife of John C. Norris, of Nashua, NH, with whom she married in Rochester, NY, in 1967. Growing up, Sandra attended Thomas Edison elementary School and graduated from Spencerport HS, after which she went on to receive an associate degree from Rochester Institute of Technology.</p> <p>Sandra was previously employed as a secretary for Eastman Kodak, but she is remembered by her children as a totally rocking stay-at-home mom.</p> <p>Sandra was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. She was a member of Bible study and prayer groups. She was also a member of the Kairos Prison Ministry as well as a member of the Cursillo Movement.</p> <p>Sandra enjoyed doing arts and crafts, was a coloring enthusiast and was a passionate teddy bear collector.</p> <p>Besides her loving husband of forty-nine years, she is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Sarah Norris, of Rochester, NY, Kate Norris Garms and her husband Ryan, of Brookline, MA; two brothers and one sister-in-law, John Spears, of Rochester, NY, Jeff Spears and his wife Yong, of Silverdale, WA; two granddaughters, Calista and Emma Garms, both of Brookline, MA; beloved nephews and nieces and cousins; multiple amazing church families; and a legion of teddy bears.</p> <p>SERVICES: There are no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 16, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the Grace Lutheran Church, 130 Spit Brook Rd., Nashua, NH 03062. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Sandra’s loving memory to the Nashua Children’s Home, 125 Amherst St., Nashua, NH 03064. The Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064 is in charge of arrangements. An online guest book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com; (603) 883-3401; “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”</p> Karleen (Randall) Lang http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082224-466/karleen-randall-lang.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082224-466/karleen-randall-lang.html#disqus_thread Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:19:01 EDT <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Milford – Karleen (Randall) Lang, 65, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on Friday, June 10, 2016. She was born on January 8, 1951, in Nashua, NH. Karleen was the daughter of Leonard B. Randall and Helen (Long) Randall of Mont Vernon, NH.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Karleen graduated from Milford Area Senior High School in 1970 and remained a resident of the Amherst and Milford, NH, areas for the remainder of her life. In 1971, she married Robert A. Mazza Sr., and they raised 3 sons, Matthew, Robert Jr., and Andrew. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Karleen was an avid gardener and loved animals, especially flamingos. At one time, Karleen and her sister, Rae Pelletier, owned and operated 2 Blooming Sisters Garden Center in Greenville, NH. These were some of the happiest days of Karleen’s life because she was able to work alongside her sister doing what they truly loved: gardening and being around flowers. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In 2000, Karleen married Robert (Bob) Lang Jr., and they resided in Milford. They enjoyed visiting various places throughout New Hampshire, with the Indian Head Resort being one of their favorite places to stay and enjoy.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Karleen was predeceased by her father, Leonard B., Randall; mother, Helen L. Randall,;sister, Rae Pelletier, and her former husband, Robert Lang Jr.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">She is survived by her sons, Matthew Mazza and his wife, Kristina, of Lee, NH; Robert A. Mazza Jr. of Amherst, NH; and Andrew Mazza and his wife, Amy, of Montpelier, VA; her brother, Kent Randall and his wife, Sheila, of Milford, NH; and her grandchildren: Alessandra, Tyler, Anthony, Elisabeth, Caitlyn, Tessa, Zachary, and Owen; as well as several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A graveside celebration of Karleen’s life will be held at the Randall family plot at 2pm on Saturday July 9, 2016, at Riverside Cemetery, 460 Nashua St., Milford, NH. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Humane Society of Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd., Nashua, NH 03064.</span></p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=D2LprJa21SjE5oDN6feTfc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYuRWe7Eh43ZYSLANfzxtYDWWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Milford – Karleen (Randall) Lang, 65, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on Friday, June 10, 2016. She was born on January 8, 1951, in Nashua, NH. Karleen was the daughter of Leonard B. Randall and Helen (Long) Randall of Mont Vernon, NH.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Karleen graduated from Milford Area Senior High School in 1970 and remained a resident of the Amherst and Milford, NH, areas for the remainder of her life. In 1971, she married Robert A. Mazza Sr., and they raised 3 sons, Matthew, Robert Jr., and Andrew. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Karleen was an avid gardener and loved animals, especially flamingos. At one time, Karleen and her sister, Rae Pelletier, owned and operated 2 Blooming Sisters Garden Center in Greenville, NH. These were some of the happiest days of Karleen’s life because she was able to work alongside her sister doing what they truly loved: gardening and being around flowers. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">In 2000, Karleen married Robert (Bob) Lang Jr., and they resided in Milford. They enjoyed visiting various places throughout New Hampshire, with the Indian Head Resort being one of their favorite places to stay and enjoy.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Karleen was predeceased by her father, Leonard B., Randall; mother, Helen L. Randall,;sister, Rae Pelletier, and her former husband, Robert Lang Jr.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">She is survived by her sons, Matthew Mazza and his wife, Kristina, of Lee, NH; Robert A. Mazza Jr. of Amherst, NH; and Andrew Mazza and his wife, Amy, of Montpelier, VA; her brother, Kent Randall and his wife, Sheila, of Milford, NH; and her grandchildren: Alessandra, Tyler, Anthony, Elisabeth, Caitlyn, Tessa, Zachary, and Owen; as well as several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">A graveside celebration of Karleen’s life will be held at the Randall family plot at 2pm on Saturday July 9, 2016, at Riverside Cemetery, 460 Nashua St., Milford, NH. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Humane Society of Greater Nashua, 24 Ferry Rd., Nashua, NH 03064.</span></p> Helen M. Giatas http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082181-466/helen-m.-giatas.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082181-466/helen-m.-giatas.html#disqus_thread Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:01:19 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">Helen M. Giatas, 94, of Saco, ME, formerly of Nashua, NH, died on June 19, 2016 at Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, ME after a brief illness. She was born on April 2, 1922 in Forestville, CT, the daughter of the late Michael and Domna (Dikos) Giatas.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She graduated from Nashua High School in 1940 and attended Nashua Business School.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Helen had a lifetime career in retail. She was employed by the J. J. Newberry Company starting in their local store and later working as Personnel Manager and Auditor throughout the New England and New York states for 30 years. Helen was a trailblazer in her profession in a field dominated by men during the 1950's and 1960's. She rose through the ranks to management positions, travelling throughout the Northeast as a valued employee of the company.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">On retirement she was employed part-time at Jordan Marsh Co. in Bedford, NH as Assistant Personnel Manager. Additionally, she managed Martin's Gift Shop in Naples, ME each summer for 18 years during the 1970's and 1980's.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She was a parishioner of Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Church, Nashua, NH and while in Maine, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Portland, ME. Over the years she participated in many organizations, including the Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Agape Society, the Ladies Elpis Society, the AROK #94 Daughters of the Nile in Westbrook, ME, and the V.E.VA. Hellenic Dance Ensemble of Worcester, MA.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Her talents and skills in the professional world aside, she will be mostly be remembered by her three nieces as a loving, supportive aunt who cheered the loudest at every one of their milestones and accomplishments. A constant figure in their lives from the day they took their first breath, she was aunt, friend, mother-figure, and sometimes even a fourth sister. She shared with them a lifetime of travelling and trips, working side by side each summer, shared books, movie watching, recipe sharing, and sharing in life's ups and downs.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Helen was a gregarious person with a big heart and many friends. Her adventurous spirit and desire to keep up with the latest trends and news events allowed her to relate with people of all ages in an easy manner. Helen could be counted on to provide advice and encouragement without judgment, and was a sweetheart. She was a lifelong learner and always game for the next adventure up to the end. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She was predeceased by her brother, George M. Giatas, and her sister, Mary L. Panagoulias.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She is survived by three nieces, Domna Giatas and her husband Ned McCann, Demetra Giatas and her husband Kent Avery, and Dyonisia Giatas and her partner Patric Whitcomb, all of Portland, ME; sister-in-law Amelia Giatas of Saco, ME; and several cousins and godchildren.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Visitation will be at Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Church, 500 West Hollis St. Nashua, NH on Thursday, June 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with the funeral service to follow directly after at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashua.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Helen's family would like to thank the staff at the Gosnell House and Dr. David Strassler and Dr. Paul A. Parker, for the wonderful care they provided to Helen.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's memory may be made to either:</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Church, 500 West Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03062.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant Street, Portland, Maine 04102.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Care for Helen and her family has been entrusted to the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home of Nashua.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> </p> <p align="LEFT"> </p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=OO15VCg5BwonVTryNVg6b8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtGJ5HqToFx27eprXc34JBwWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">Helen M. Giatas, 94, of Saco, ME, formerly of Nashua, NH, died on June 19, 2016 at Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, ME after a brief illness. She was born on April 2, 1922 in Forestville, CT, the daughter of the late Michael and Domna (Dikos) Giatas.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She graduated from Nashua High School in 1940 and attended Nashua Business School.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Helen had a lifetime career in retail. She was employed by the J. J. Newberry Company starting in their local store and later working as Personnel Manager and Auditor throughout the New England and New York states for 30 years. Helen was a trailblazer in her profession in a field dominated by men during the 1950's and 1960's. She rose through the ranks to management positions, travelling throughout the Northeast as a valued employee of the company.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">On retirement she was employed part-time at Jordan Marsh Co. in Bedford, NH as Assistant Personnel Manager. Additionally, she managed Martin's Gift Shop in Naples, ME each summer for 18 years during the 1970's and 1980's.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She was a parishioner of Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Church, Nashua, NH and while in Maine, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Portland, ME. Over the years she participated in many organizations, including the Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Agape Society, the Ladies Elpis Society, the AROK #94 Daughters of the Nile in Westbrook, ME, and the V.E.VA. Hellenic Dance Ensemble of Worcester, MA.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Her talents and skills in the professional world aside, she will be mostly be remembered by her three nieces as a loving, supportive aunt who cheered the loudest at every one of their milestones and accomplishments. A constant figure in their lives from the day they took their first breath, she was aunt, friend, mother-figure, and sometimes even a fourth sister. She shared with them a lifetime of travelling and trips, working side by side each summer, shared books, movie watching, recipe sharing, and sharing in life's ups and downs.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Helen was a gregarious person with a big heart and many friends. Her adventurous spirit and desire to keep up with the latest trends and news events allowed her to relate with people of all ages in an easy manner. Helen could be counted on to provide advice and encouragement without judgment, and was a sweetheart. She was a lifelong learner and always game for the next adventure up to the end. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She was predeceased by her brother, George M. Giatas, and her sister, Mary L. Panagoulias.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She is survived by three nieces, Domna Giatas and her husband Ned McCann, Demetra Giatas and her husband Kent Avery, and Dyonisia Giatas and her partner Patric Whitcomb, all of Portland, ME; sister-in-law Amelia Giatas of Saco, ME; and several cousins and godchildren.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Visitation will be at Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Church, 500 West Hollis St. Nashua, NH on Thursday, June 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with the funeral service to follow directly after at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Nashua.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Helen's family would like to thank the staff at the Gosnell House and Dr. David Strassler and Dr. Paul A. Parker, for the wonderful care they provided to Helen.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In lieu of flowers, donations in Helen's memory may be made to either:</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Church, 500 West Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03062.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant Street, Portland, Maine 04102.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Care for Helen and her family has been entrusted to the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home of Nashua.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY"> </p> <p align="LEFT"> </p> William Henry Overholt Jr. http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082180-466/william-henry-overholt-jr..html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082180-466/william-henry-overholt-jr..html#disqus_thread Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:00:55 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">William Henry Overholt, Jr., 79, died on June 15 at home as he wished after a seven-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was born on May 26, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA and was the son of William Henry, Sr. and Edna Detweiler Overholt. His sisters Dorothy and Ruth predeceased him.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was the husband of Elizabeth Shaefer Overholt, whom he married in September of 1962. They lived in Syracuse NY, Oreland, Pittsburgh and Newtown Square, PA, and Amherst NH.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Bill loved his wife, and he loved his children and grandchildren and always wished that they lived closer. Jennifer Ruth Overholt and her children Cole and Aliana Mediratta, James William Overholt and his wife Anna, and his son Issaac Wilson, and Carolyn Jean Overholt Balogh and her husband Christopher and their children Cora and Lane all live in California. He was Grandpop to his grandchildren.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">His family includes his brother-in-law Russell Shaefer and his wife Linda, his nephew-in-law Stephen Shaefer and his wife Amy and their son Ryan, and his niece-in-law Jill Shaefer Alexander and her husband Timothy and children Joshua and Cassandra, and Stephen and Jill's mother Jane Shaefer.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Upon graduating from Germantown High School in Philadelphia, he spent three years in the Navy as a photographer and several years in the Naval Reserves. After his time in the Navy, he went to Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, graduating in two and a half years with a math degree, and Syracuse University for a year and a half of graduate school, where he was the intern running the computer center.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">His computer career started with Burroughs in 1963, followed by Sperry Univac and Comnet in PA, and Digital, Hayden, LabTech, Nanosciences, Arcadia and his own company NewWorld in NH and MA - first in computer sales and in marketing and then as an executive.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A Burroughs computer like the one that he worked on in the early 60s can be found at the Smithsonian Institute Museum.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">His enthusiasm and his interest in photography continued with family pictures, on family vacations, often in the trailer, work trips to Europe and Asia, wildlife and the Amherst Fourth of July parade. Much of his free time was spent in his workshop, birding, playing bridge, antiquing, and with his family and friends. He made those around him groan with his punny jokes - seven days without a pun makes one weak.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He started his political career in Newtown Square (a suburb of Philadelphia) by winning the fight for equal town tax assessments. He was then elected Supervisor for seven years before moving to Amherst in 1980, where he first spent time on the Ways & Means Committee, and then 15 years, from 1986 to 1999, as an Amherst selectman.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">As a child he loved toy trains, and, after moving to Amherst, built an extensive HO-gauge train display in the loft, which his grandchildren loved. An early accomplishment included winning the teenage driving rodeo in Philadelphia when he was 16 and the following year in his metallic pea green Volkswagen beetle.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He loved the time spent with his family in the Adirondacks in NY at the two hundred acre camp owned by college friends, where there were spaces carved out in the woods for tents and campers - with up to 80 people in the summer dining in the woods at the Saturday night communal dinner. Many of those people became good friends too. A smaller group got together in the fall when the foliage was beautiful and the men spent a long weekend in February at the camp. It became known as Freeze Out where temperatures often went below zero and volleyball in the snow became a tradition.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Around 2000, after retiring from the business world, he started a successful eBay business selling woodworking tools and planes that he purchased at various auctions. Some of the planes date back to the 1800s, and were made of beautiful wood.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">After his death, all of his family gathered at his house for several days to celebrate his life, to cry and laugh, and to reminisce, with many hugs. At his request, the celebration drink was a gin and tonic, his favorite.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A Celebration of Bill's life, complete with his favorite gin and tonics, will take place at his home, as he wished, on Sunday, July 10, at 91 Horace Greeley Road in Amherst from 2 to 5 pm with a time to share and honor him at 3 pm. Please come up the long driveway to park.</p> <p align="LEFT">In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 or the Amherst Fire Association, P.O. Box 1199, Amherst, NH 03031.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=eY2_cMugnMAXJRYSMPebr8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYv$VOShx_DzmQVTqzOjOE__WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">William Henry Overholt, Jr., 79, died on June 15 at home as he wished after a seven-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was born on May 26, 1937 in Philadelphia, PA and was the son of William Henry, Sr. and Edna Detweiler Overholt. His sisters Dorothy and Ruth predeceased him.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was the husband of Elizabeth Shaefer Overholt, whom he married in September of 1962. They lived in Syracuse NY, Oreland, Pittsburgh and Newtown Square, PA, and Amherst NH.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Bill loved his wife, and he loved his children and grandchildren and always wished that they lived closer. Jennifer Ruth Overholt and her children Cole and Aliana Mediratta, James William Overholt and his wife Anna, and his son Issaac Wilson, and Carolyn Jean Overholt Balogh and her husband Christopher and their children Cora and Lane all live in California. He was Grandpop to his grandchildren.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">His family includes his brother-in-law Russell Shaefer and his wife Linda, his nephew-in-law Stephen Shaefer and his wife Amy and their son Ryan, and his niece-in-law Jill Shaefer Alexander and her husband Timothy and children Joshua and Cassandra, and Stephen and Jill's mother Jane Shaefer.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Upon graduating from Germantown High School in Philadelphia, he spent three years in the Navy as a photographer and several years in the Naval Reserves. After his time in the Navy, he went to Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, graduating in two and a half years with a math degree, and Syracuse University for a year and a half of graduate school, where he was the intern running the computer center.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">His computer career started with Burroughs in 1963, followed by Sperry Univac and Comnet in PA, and Digital, Hayden, LabTech, Nanosciences, Arcadia and his own company NewWorld in NH and MA - first in computer sales and in marketing and then as an executive.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A Burroughs computer like the one that he worked on in the early 60s can be found at the Smithsonian Institute Museum.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">His enthusiasm and his interest in photography continued with family pictures, on family vacations, often in the trailer, work trips to Europe and Asia, wildlife and the Amherst Fourth of July parade. Much of his free time was spent in his workshop, birding, playing bridge, antiquing, and with his family and friends. He made those around him groan with his punny jokes - seven days without a pun makes one weak.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He started his political career in Newtown Square (a suburb of Philadelphia) by winning the fight for equal town tax assessments. He was then elected Supervisor for seven years before moving to Amherst in 1980, where he first spent time on the Ways & Means Committee, and then 15 years, from 1986 to 1999, as an Amherst selectman.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">As a child he loved toy trains, and, after moving to Amherst, built an extensive HO-gauge train display in the loft, which his grandchildren loved. An early accomplishment included winning the teenage driving rodeo in Philadelphia when he was 16 and the following year in his metallic pea green Volkswagen beetle.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He loved the time spent with his family in the Adirondacks in NY at the two hundred acre camp owned by college friends, where there were spaces carved out in the woods for tents and campers - with up to 80 people in the summer dining in the woods at the Saturday night communal dinner. Many of those people became good friends too. A smaller group got together in the fall when the foliage was beautiful and the men spent a long weekend in February at the camp. It became known as Freeze Out where temperatures often went below zero and volleyball in the snow became a tradition.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Around 2000, after retiring from the business world, he started a successful eBay business selling woodworking tools and planes that he purchased at various auctions. Some of the planes date back to the 1800s, and were made of beautiful wood.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">After his death, all of his family gathered at his house for several days to celebrate his life, to cry and laugh, and to reminisce, with many hugs. At his request, the celebration drink was a gin and tonic, his favorite.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A Celebration of Bill's life, complete with his favorite gin and tonics, will take place at his home, as he wished, on Sunday, July 10, at 91 Horace Greeley Road in Amherst from 2 to 5 pm with a time to share and honor him at 3 pm. Please come up the long driveway to park.</p> <p align="LEFT">In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851 or the Amherst Fire Association, P.O. Box 1199, Amherst, NH 03031.</p> Barbara (Wagner) Banuskevich http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082156-466/barbara-wagner-banuskevich.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082156-466/barbara-wagner-banuskevich.html#disqus_thread Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:00:14 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">NASHUA - Barbara (Wagner) Banuskevich, age 68, of Nashua, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, where she had been wonderfully taken care of by the dedicated staff there. She suffered from pancreatic cancer but held on to her courage and sense of humor throughout her illness.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Barbara was born on January 7, 1948, in California. She earned a degree as a registered nurse from Sacramento College. She also was a professional photographer and taught photography in the Nevada area.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Barbara is survived by her husband of eighteen years, Robert Banuskevich of Nashua; her son, Sean Eddlman and her two sisters, Ruby and Diana, all of West Sacramento, CA; a sister, Lynn, of Victor, ID; and a brother, Rob Wagner, of Jicana, Calif. Other family members include two stepsons, Curtis and Craig Banuskevich and their families, including five grandchildren, all of NH.</p> <p align="LEFT">There will be no funeral or burial services. Contributions can be made to the St Jude Children's Research Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (800-822-6344) in Barbara's name.</p> <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">NASHUA - Barbara (Wagner) Banuskevich, age 68, of Nashua, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, where she had been wonderfully taken care of by the dedicated staff there. She suffered from pancreatic cancer but held on to her courage and sense of humor throughout her illness.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Barbara was born on January 7, 1948, in California. She earned a degree as a registered nurse from Sacramento College. She also was a professional photographer and taught photography in the Nevada area.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Barbara is survived by her husband of eighteen years, Robert Banuskevich of Nashua; her son, Sean Eddlman and her two sisters, Ruby and Diana, all of West Sacramento, CA; a sister, Lynn, of Victor, ID; and a brother, Rob Wagner, of Jicana, Calif. Other family members include two stepsons, Curtis and Craig Banuskevich and their families, including five grandchildren, all of NH.</p> <p align="LEFT">There will be no funeral or burial services. Contributions can be made to the St Jude Children's Research Center, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 (800-822-6344) in Barbara's name.</p> Robert L. Ross http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082155-466/robert-l.-ross.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082155-466/robert-l.-ross.html#disqus_thread Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:22:06 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">Robert L. Ross, 82, of Nashua, passed away on Saturday June 18, 2016, at the Kindred Healthcare surrounded by his loving family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Robert was born in Nashua on August 25, 1933, a son of the late Jean Baptiste and Fabiloa (Cote) Ross. He was the loving husband of Theresa F. (Drouin) Ross of Nashua.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Robert was a lifelong Nashua resident. Robert honorably served our country during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Greenwood and the U.S.S. Shenandoah. Prior to his retirement, Robert had been employed as a manager at Alexander's/Hannaford. He was a communicant of St. Louis de Gonzague Church. Robert was predeceased by three brothers, Roland Ross, Roger Ross and Bertrand Ross.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Besides his wife, Robert is survived by two daughters, Rachel Pouliot and her husband Phil of Nashua and Susan Soucy and her husband Paul of Nashua; two sons, David Ross of Nashua and Richard Ross and his wife Gaile of Alexandria, NH; five grandchildren; Melissa Ross, Jacob Ross, Brittany Ross, Christopher Soucy and Jessica Soucy; one brother; Normand Ross and his wife Patricia of Paxton, IL; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.</p> <p align="LEFT">SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 4 to 8 PM in the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St., Nashua. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 23, 2016, in St. Louis de Gonzague Church, 48 West Hollis St., Nashua, at 10:00 AM. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Louis Cemetery. To view an online memorial, send a condolence or message or for more information, please visit www.anctil-<br/>rochette.com or on Facebook under "Anctil-<br/>Rochette & Son Funeral Home." 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=OvRI_QAua1tsUncasp8CPM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsOkd4WQf78nmxkYk111bpfWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">Robert L. Ross, 82, of Nashua, passed away on Saturday June 18, 2016, at the Kindred Healthcare surrounded by his loving family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Robert was born in Nashua on August 25, 1933, a son of the late Jean Baptiste and Fabiloa (Cote) Ross. He was the loving husband of Theresa F. (Drouin) Ross of Nashua.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Robert was a lifelong Nashua resident. Robert honorably served our country during the Korean War in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Greenwood and the U.S.S. Shenandoah. Prior to his retirement, Robert had been employed as a manager at Alexander's/Hannaford. He was a communicant of St. Louis de Gonzague Church. Robert was predeceased by three brothers, Roland Ross, Roger Ross and Bertrand Ross.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Besides his wife, Robert is survived by two daughters, Rachel Pouliot and her husband Phil of Nashua and Susan Soucy and her husband Paul of Nashua; two sons, David Ross of Nashua and Richard Ross and his wife Gaile of Alexandria, NH; five grandchildren; Melissa Ross, Jacob Ross, Brittany Ross, Christopher Soucy and Jessica Soucy; one brother; Normand Ross and his wife Patricia of Paxton, IL; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.</p> <p align="LEFT">SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016, from 4 to 8 PM in the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home, 21 Kinsley St., Nashua. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, June 23, 2016, in St. Louis de Gonzague Church, 48 West Hollis St., Nashua, at 10:00 AM. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Louis Cemetery. To view an online memorial, send a condolence or message or for more information, please visit www.anctil-<br/>rochette.com or on Facebook under "Anctil-<br/>Rochette & Son Funeral Home." Services and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home.</p> Louise Firth Rankin http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082154-466/louise-firth-rankin.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082154-466/louise-firth-rankin.html#disqus_thread Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:22:26 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">Louise Firth Rankin, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Lexington, MA, died after a brief illness on June 15, 2016, at age 93. She was born on July 17, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois, to Norman Charles Firth and Mary Parker Firth. Louise graduated from Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ, in 1940 and enrolled in Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In 1944 after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, Louise joined the Navy WAVES. Ensign Firth was assigned to the Naval Annex in Washington, DC, where Japanese code was deciphered. After WWII ended, she conducted exit interviews with Naval personnel at the Armed Guard Center in Brooklyn, NY.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Louise completed the management training program at Radcliffe College in 1947. She moved to Princeton, New Jersey, and became the assistant personnel director at the Educational Testing Service. </p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In Princeton, she met her future husband, John Bruce Rankin. Louise and Bruce's two sons were born in Princeton before the family moved to Lexington, Massachusetts, in 1962. Louise worked for the Boston Redevelopment Authority and for many years in community mental health.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Louise was a dedicated volunteer and served as den mother, church deacon, METCO host and school tutor. She loved crafts, gardening and researching family genealogy.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In retirement, Louise enjoyed hiking, boating and spending time with her family at their home in Squam Lake, NH. Louise is survived by sister Elizabeth Rogers of Wakefield, RI; sister in-law Mary of Helena, MT; son, John and wife Anne Barati of Richmond, VT; grandsons, Ted and Eli; and four nieces, Molly, Betsy, Kathy and Andi. She was predeceased by Bruce, her beloved husband of 57 years and her son Edward (Ted). </p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Services: A Memorial Service will be held at Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington, MA, on Saturday, July 9, at 2:00 PM.</p> <p align="LEFT">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> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=_q2oGNXKK4f59X5PWNtuLM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtM1xOuP4ym3PLJtj$joc3HWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">Louise Firth Rankin, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Lexington, MA, died after a brief illness on June 15, 2016, at age 93. She was born on July 17, 1922, in Chicago, Illinois, to Norman Charles Firth and Mary Parker Firth. Louise graduated from Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ, in 1940 and enrolled in Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In 1944 after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, Louise joined the Navy WAVES. Ensign Firth was assigned to the Naval Annex in Washington, DC, where Japanese code was deciphered. After WWII ended, she conducted exit interviews with Naval personnel at the Armed Guard Center in Brooklyn, NY.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Louise completed the management training program at Radcliffe College in 1947. She moved to Princeton, New Jersey, and became the assistant personnel director at the Educational Testing Service. </p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In Princeton, she met her future husband, John Bruce Rankin. Louise and Bruce's two sons were born in Princeton before the family moved to Lexington, Massachusetts, in 1962. Louise worked for the Boston Redevelopment Authority and for many years in community mental health.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Louise was a dedicated volunteer and served as den mother, church deacon, METCO host and school tutor. She loved crafts, gardening and researching family genealogy.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In retirement, Louise enjoyed hiking, boating and spending time with her family at their home in Squam Lake, NH. Louise is survived by sister Elizabeth Rogers of Wakefield, RI; sister in-law Mary of Helena, MT; son, John and wife Anne Barati of Richmond, VT; grandsons, Ted and Eli; and four nieces, Molly, Betsy, Kathy and Andi. She was predeceased by Bruce, her beloved husband of 57 years and her son Edward (Ted). </p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Services: A Memorial Service will be held at Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington, MA, on Saturday, July 9, at 2:00 PM.</p> <p align="LEFT">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> Helene Larkin http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082153-466/helene-larkin.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082153-466/helene-larkin.html#disqus_thread Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:23:05 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">Helene Larkin, 89, formerly of Wells, ME, passed away at Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Peabody, MA, on June 15, 2016.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Helene was born and raised in London, UK. She lived there from 1927 to 1949, when she immigrated to New Jersey, where she met and married Wayne Larkin in 1952. They moved to Nashua, NH, in 1965 with their two daughters. She was the school secretary at Crowley and Fairgrounds Elementary Schools from 1968-85, when she and Wayne retired to Wells, ME.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Helene was a member of the Wells Congregational Church and an employee of the Wells Chamber of Commerce. She was an avid bridge player, knitter, quilter, gardener, book-reader, and an educated tennis fan. After a fall in 2009, Helene divided her time between Wells and Kittery Estates. In November 2014, she moved to Peabody, MA. Her vibrancy, vitality, and love will be missed.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Helene was predeceased by her husband Wayne (2003), and son Ross (1957).</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She leaves behind two daughters, Jane Hamor and husband Richard of Dover, NH, and Suzanne Larkin of Beverly MA; three grandchildren, Brian and his and wife Andrea, of Stowe VT, Seth, and Sarah and her husband David of Dover, NH; and four great-grandchildren Stella, Lucia, Belle and Dorothy.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 28th, at the Wells Congregational Church, located 1695 Post Road in Wells. Interment will follow at Ocean View Cemetery in Wells.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider sending a memorial contribution to Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 325, Bethesda, MD 20817 or online at www.sjogrens.org.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.</p> <p align="LEFT">To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.blackfuneralhomes.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=4AWnZem96DIZv$dA0y1V1c$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtsL7gZJlQk7XAr3ehBg7xhWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">Helene Larkin, 89, formerly of Wells, ME, passed away at Pilgrim Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Peabody, MA, on June 15, 2016.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Helene was born and raised in London, UK. She lived there from 1927 to 1949, when she immigrated to New Jersey, where she met and married Wayne Larkin in 1952. They moved to Nashua, NH, in 1965 with their two daughters. She was the school secretary at Crowley and Fairgrounds Elementary Schools from 1968-85, when she and Wayne retired to Wells, ME.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Helene was a member of the Wells Congregational Church and an employee of the Wells Chamber of Commerce. She was an avid bridge player, knitter, quilter, gardener, book-reader, and an educated tennis fan. After a fall in 2009, Helene divided her time between Wells and Kittery Estates. In November 2014, she moved to Peabody, MA. Her vibrancy, vitality, and love will be missed.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Helene was predeceased by her husband Wayne (2003), and son Ross (1957).</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She leaves behind two daughters, Jane Hamor and husband Richard of Dover, NH, and Suzanne Larkin of Beverly MA; three grandchildren, Brian and his and wife Andrea, of Stowe VT, Seth, and Sarah and her husband David of Dover, NH; and four great-grandchildren Stella, Lucia, Belle and Dorothy.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, June 28th, at the Wells Congregational Church, located 1695 Post Road in Wells. Interment will follow at Ocean View Cemetery in Wells.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider sending a memorial contribution to Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation, 6707 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 325, Bethesda, MD 20817 or online at www.sjogrens.org.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Arrangements are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale.</p> <p align="LEFT">To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.blackfuneralhomes.com.</p> Thaddeus W. Barbour Sr. http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082152-466/thaddeus-w.-barbour-sr..html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082152-466/thaddeus-w.-barbour-sr..html#disqus_thread Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:23:25 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">Thaddeus William Barbour Sr., 39, of Lebanon, Maine, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">"Tad" was born in Peterborough, NH, in the middle of a snow storm on May 9, 1977, a son of Mary F. Marcum and the late Thomas H. Barbour Sr. During his early years, Tad made his home in North Berwick, ME, and was a graduate of Noble High School Class of 1995. While attending high school, Tad was a member of the wrestling team and won many awards.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was employed in the building construction industry and was also a homemaker to his two sons.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In addition to his father, Tad was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Catherine M. and Benjamin Marcum Jr.; three uncles, John P. Marcum, Daniel P. Marcum and Benjamin Marcum III; and paternal grandfather, William A. Barbour.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Members of his family include his mother, Mary F. Marcum and her husband Edward Hawkins of Lebanon, ME; his wife, Dawn Estes, and their sons, Thaddeus W. Barbour Jr. and Kaleb A. Barbour, all of Lebanon, ME; a brother, Thomas H. Barbour Jr. and his wife Kristen and their children Randy, Alisha and Paige of Lebanon, ME; his paternal grandmother, Charlotte Barbour of Mims, FL; his aunts and uncles, Sally (Schofield) Flesher, William and Linda Barbour, Debbie and Dennis Baumgartner, Russell and Joan Marcum, Alan and Elaine Marcum (Godparents), Joseph and Linda Marcum, Steven and Melissa Marcum, Catherine R. Marcum and Arlene Farr, Donna and Robert Verville and Diane Marcum; also many cousins.</p> <p align="LEFT">Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, NH, on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph The Worker Church, 777 West Hollis Street, Nashua, Thursday, June 23rd at 10 a.m. Family and friends are invited to attend. Tad was an organ donor, and his family encourages everyone to consider organ donation. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=o2d2zGjOpZ039FxnlgrNTc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsiEDHBu4e2rTp7Na5CM0PgWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">Thaddeus William Barbour Sr., 39, of Lebanon, Maine, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">"Tad" was born in Peterborough, NH, in the middle of a snow storm on May 9, 1977, a son of Mary F. Marcum and the late Thomas H. Barbour Sr. During his early years, Tad made his home in North Berwick, ME, and was a graduate of Noble High School Class of 1995. While attending high school, Tad was a member of the wrestling team and won many awards.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was employed in the building construction industry and was also a homemaker to his two sons.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In addition to his father, Tad was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Catherine M. and Benjamin Marcum Jr.; three uncles, John P. Marcum, Daniel P. Marcum and Benjamin Marcum III; and paternal grandfather, William A. Barbour.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Members of his family include his mother, Mary F. Marcum and her husband Edward Hawkins of Lebanon, ME; his wife, Dawn Estes, and their sons, Thaddeus W. Barbour Jr. and Kaleb A. Barbour, all of Lebanon, ME; a brother, Thomas H. Barbour Jr. and his wife Kristen and their children Randy, Alisha and Paige of Lebanon, ME; his paternal grandmother, Charlotte Barbour of Mims, FL; his aunts and uncles, Sally (Schofield) Flesher, William and Linda Barbour, Debbie and Dennis Baumgartner, Russell and Joan Marcum, Alan and Elaine Marcum (Godparents), Joseph and Linda Marcum, Steven and Melissa Marcum, Catherine R. Marcum and Arlene Farr, Donna and Robert Verville and Diane Marcum; also many cousins.</p> <p align="LEFT">Calling hours will be held at the FARWELL FUNERAL HOME, 18 Lock Street, Nashua, NH, on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Joseph The Worker Church, 777 West Hollis Street, Nashua, Thursday, June 23rd at 10 a.m. Family and friends are invited to attend. Tad was an organ donor, and his family encourages everyone to consider organ donation. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE. (603) 882-0591. www.farwellfuneralservice.com.</p> Larry J. Ivory Jr. http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082151-466/larry-j.-ivory-jr..html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1082151-466/larry-j.-ivory-jr..html#disqus_thread Tue, 21 Jun 2016 07:23:55 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">Larry J. Ivory Jr., 48, of Nashua, NH, passed away on Thursday evening June 16, 2016, at home in his wife's arms, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Carole (Poulin) Ivory of Nashua, NH, to whom he shared 27 incredible years of marriage. Loving father of Amanda, Andrew, Sabrina and Alexis Ivory.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was born August 9, 1967, in Peru, Indiana, son of Edna (Rowsell) and the late Larry Ivory, Sr. Brother of Lisa Ivory and uncle of several nieces and nephews. Larry was an avid bass fisherman, all-around outdoorsman and, above all, a loving and devoted husband and father.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">After a 14-month battle with cancer, Larry refused to let the cancer define him and made sure his family came first. Larry had a strength and fight in him that was truly inspirational and touched many lives. He will be truly missed by all that were fortunate to know him.</p> <p align="LEFT">Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016, from 4:00PM-8:00PM at the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home 26 Kinsley St., Nashua. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016, at 11:00AM at St. Christopher Church, 62 Manchester St., Nashua. Burial will immediately follow in St. Louis Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=f2vCYaZ2OxuP98yKNwMyi8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYttVQwPUxz03oz7uh7ZNk$EWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="LEFT">Larry J. Ivory Jr., 48, of Nashua, NH, passed away on Thursday evening June 16, 2016, at home in his wife's arms, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of Carole (Poulin) Ivory of Nashua, NH, to whom he shared 27 incredible years of marriage. Loving father of Amanda, Andrew, Sabrina and Alexis Ivory.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was born August 9, 1967, in Peru, Indiana, son of Edna (Rowsell) and the late Larry Ivory, Sr. Brother of Lisa Ivory and uncle of several nieces and nephews. Larry was an avid bass fisherman, all-around outdoorsman and, above all, a loving and devoted husband and father.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">After a 14-month battle with cancer, Larry refused to let the cancer define him and made sure his family came first. Larry had a strength and fight in him that was truly inspirational and touched many lives. He will be truly missed by all that were fortunate to know him.</p> <p align="LEFT">Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2016, from 4:00PM-8:00PM at the Zis-Sweeney Funeral Home 26 Kinsley St., Nashua. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016, at 11:00AM at St. Christopher Church, 62 Manchester St., Nashua. Burial will immediately follow in St. Louis Cemetery. Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com</p>