Nashua Telegraph obits | Web Feeds http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/sports Daily news from The Telegraph of Nashua Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:18:33 EDT en Jodi L. Marr http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089514-466/jodi-l.-marr.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089514-466/jodi-l.-marr.html#disqus_thread Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:02:36 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">NASHUA - Jodi L. Marr, 47, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Jodi was born in Nashua on June 6, 1969, a daughter of the late Reginald Pepin Sr. and Pauline (Girouard) Pepin.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Jodi grew up in Portsmouth and Nashua, NH. She attended Spring Street Junior High and Nashua Senior High School. She was a waitress for many years and later was employed in the cafeteria by the Nashua school system.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Throughout her life she lived in New Hampshire, Maine, and Chicago. She enjoyed camping, hiking, reading, jamming out to the Grateful Dead and spending time with her friends and family. Over the years she also enjoyed attending mass at Saint Joe's parish with her father. Above anything else in Jodi's life Michael, her son, was her pride, joy, and her everything. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In addition to her son, Michael Marr of Litchfield, Jodi is survived by, her step-son, Christopher Marr of Phoenix, AZ; her brother; Reginald Pepin Jr. and his wife Laura of Nashua; her two sisters; Debbie Bregy and her husband Scott of Somersworth, NH and Donna Morin of Hudson; and a very dear friend; Joseph Balint of Nashua and her life-long best friend: Sarah Dumont of Nashua; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Relatives and friends are invited to Jodi's calling hours on Thursday, January 26th from 2 until 4 PM at ANCTIL-ROCHETTE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. Interment will take place at convenience of the family. To view an on-line memorial, send a condolence or for more information, go to www.anctil-rochette.com. Services and arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Anctil-Rochette & Son Funeral Home.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=D0awDzuLaHm8n8ZT8TjxaM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtFexj1ZVYfJr423D2JkLDXWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">NASHUA - Jodi L. Marr, 47, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at St. Joseph Hospital.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Jodi was born in Nashua on June 6, 1969, a daughter of the late Reginald Pepin Sr. and Pauline (Girouard) Pepin.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Jodi grew up in Portsmouth and Nashua, NH. She attended Spring Street Junior High and Nashua Senior High School. She was a waitress for many years and later was employed in the cafeteria by the Nashua school system.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Throughout her life she lived in New Hampshire, Maine, and Chicago. She enjoyed camping, hiking, reading, jamming out to the Grateful Dead and spending time with her friends and family. Over the years she also enjoyed attending mass at Saint Joe's parish with her father. Above anything else in Jodi's life Michael, her son, was her pride, joy, and her everything. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In addition to her son, Michael Marr of Litchfield, Jodi is survived by, her step-son, Christopher Marr of Phoenix, AZ; her brother; Reginald Pepin Jr. and his wife Laura of Nashua; her two sisters; Debbie Bregy and her husband Scott of Somersworth, NH and Donna Morin of Hudson; and a very dear friend; Joseph Balint of Nashua and her life-long best friend: Sarah Dumont of Nashua; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Relatives and friends are invited to Jodi's calling hours on Thursday, January 26th from 2 until 4 PM at ANCTIL-ROCHETTE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. Interment will take place at convenience of the family. 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> Pauline E. McCue http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089513-466/pauline-e.-mccue.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089513-466/pauline-e.-mccue.html#disqus_thread Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:02:01 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">McCue, Pauline E. (Ritchie), age 93, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Wilmington and FL, passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 22, 2017. Pauline was the beloved wife of the late Thomas E. McCue, devoted mother of Patricia Beaushene & her husband Bill of Lunenburg, William McCue of Bradford, ME and Brian McCue & his wife Kathleen of Litchfield, NH, loving "Grammy" of Thomas McCue, Megan McCue, Ross Blackwood, Robert Beaushene and Jessica Beaushene, cherished daughter of the late Gardner and Rose (Porter) Ritchie, dear sister of John Ritchie of Wilmington, Robert Ritchie & his wife Elaine of Tewksbury, the late Mary Hinckley and Charles Ritchie.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, January 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 26th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.Memorial donations in Pauline's name may be made to St. Jude's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=a2GRRIQ4sk5EvY_CUAczKc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvTTvB9Jf9ItRQJEyjsPbIWWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">McCue, Pauline E. (Ritchie), age 93, of Nashua, NH, formerly of Wilmington and FL, passed away surrounded by her loving family on January 22, 2017. Pauline was the beloved wife of the late Thomas E. McCue, devoted mother of Patricia Beaushene & her husband Bill of Lunenburg, William McCue of Bradford, ME and Brian McCue & his wife Kathleen of Litchfield, NH, loving "Grammy" of Thomas McCue, Megan McCue, Ross Blackwood, Robert Beaushene and Jessica Beaushene, cherished daughter of the late Gardner and Rose (Porter) Ritchie, dear sister of John Ritchie of Wilmington, Robert Ritchie & his wife Elaine of Tewksbury, the late Mary Hinckley and Charles Ritchie.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, January 27th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday, January 26th from 4:00-8:00 p.m.Memorial donations in Pauline's name may be made to St. Jude's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com.</p> Betty Jane “BJ” Bomengen http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089512-466/betty-jane-bj-bomengen.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089512-466/betty-jane-bj-bomengen.html#disqus_thread Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:01:30 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Betty Jane "BJ" Bomengen, 85, passed away on January 19, 2017.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Born to Leonard and Mildred (Moore) Andrews on June 28, 1931 in Waltham, Massachusetts. In 1949, she graduated from Waltham High School and married her High School sweetheart, Harold Bomengen.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">"BJ" was a thoughtful and loving mother who was devoted to raising her six children and who later enjoyed time with her grandchildren. She was creative and artistic; she added her special humor to her crafted creations. She loved hot air ballooning. After her first balloon flight she enlisted a small group of friends to fly with her at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She is pre-deceased by her husband, Harold Bomengen, and survived by her six children and their spouses; Kristen Bomengen and Mary Hicks of Alaska, Steven and Liz Bomengen of Washington, Risë and Robert Ladebauche of New Hampshire, Eric and Sinead Bomengen of Massachusetts, Reidar and Jane Bomengen of Massachusetts, Janis and Ronald Sigman of New Hampshire, sixteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her family is comforted to know that the angels that were ever-present in her life are welcoming her now.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held Friday January 27, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty Jane's loving memory to St. Joseph Community Services Inc./Meals on Wheels, 395 Daniel Webster Hwy. Merrimack, NH - 03054-0190 or (http://mealsonwheelsnh.org/involved/donate/) or to the Salvation Army, 1 Montgomery Ave., Nashua, NH 03060 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=3WB5L4iaBOA0H0UaB6aN08$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvwf5oAMTd5PYYDZd6RTa6zWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Betty Jane "BJ" Bomengen, 85, passed away on January 19, 2017.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Born to Leonard and Mildred (Moore) Andrews on June 28, 1931 in Waltham, Massachusetts. In 1949, she graduated from Waltham High School and married her High School sweetheart, Harold Bomengen.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">"BJ" was a thoughtful and loving mother who was devoted to raising her six children and who later enjoyed time with her grandchildren. She was creative and artistic; she added her special humor to her crafted creations. She loved hot air ballooning. After her first balloon flight she enlisted a small group of friends to fly with her at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She is pre-deceased by her husband, Harold Bomengen, and survived by her six children and their spouses; Kristen Bomengen and Mary Hicks of Alaska, Steven and Liz Bomengen of Washington, Risë and Robert Ladebauche of New Hampshire, Eric and Sinead Bomengen of Massachusetts, Reidar and Jane Bomengen of Massachusetts, Janis and Ronald Sigman of New Hampshire, sixteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Her family is comforted to know that the angels that were ever-present in her life are welcoming her now.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held Friday January 27, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Davis Funeral Home, 1 Lock St., Nashua, NH 03064. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty Jane's loving memory to St. Joseph Community Services Inc./Meals on Wheels, 395 Daniel Webster Hwy. Merrimack, NH - 03054-0190 or (http://mealsonwheelsnh.org/involved/donate/) or to the Salvation Army, 1 Montgomery Ave., Nashua, NH 03060 An online guest-book is available at www.davisfuneralhomenh.com. (603) 883-3401 "ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER."</p> Mildred Mary (Charest) Lussier http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089496-466/mildred-mary-charest-lussier.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089496-466/mildred-mary-charest-lussier.html#disqus_thread Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:01:24 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Mildred Mary (Charest) Lussier passed away peacefully on January 21, 2017 at the Aynsley Place Assisted Living Facility in Nashua, NH after a short period of declining health. She was the widow of Robert Lussier who passed away in 2013 after celebrating 73 years of marriage.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Millie was the daughter of the late John and Alphonsine Charest. She was born in Manchester, N H on February 7, 1919. She attended St. George Grammar School and graduated from Central High School with the class of 1938. After graduation Millie worked at International Shoe in Manchester where she met her husband Robert. They were married on September 21, 1940 and spent their honeymoon in New York City at the World's Fair.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Millie enjoyed reading, music, puzzle making and family. She also made clothes for her 4 children when they were young. In her leisure time she enjoyed trips to the beach and enjoyed traveling with her husband throughout the United States and Europe. She also enjoyed cruises with her favorite being the passage through the Panama Canal. Millie had resided in Claremont, NH, Belfast, ME, West Palm Beach, FL, Norwalk and Belleflower, CA before returning to the Manchester area. Prior to retirement, she had been employed as a senior clerk with Bechtel Company for many years.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">After retirement Millie and Bob enjoyed card playing on Saturday nights, line dancing several times a week, as well as volunteering at the Catholic Medical Center and serving as Eucharistic Ministers on Sundays at St. Marie Church.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Immediate family members include her three sons, Armand Lussier and his wife Sandra of Pelham, N H, Maurice Lussier and his wife Carla of Pelham, N H, Ronald Lussier and his wife Mary Connor of Bangor, ME and her daughter Pauline Born and her husband Gene, of Kuna, Idaho.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff of Aynsley Place as well as the Home, Health and Hospice Care staff who provided Millie with warm and loving care.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, NH will be on Tuesday, January 24, from 5 PM to 8 PM. A Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 25, at 10 AM at St. Marie Church, Manchester, NH. Burial will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Manchester, NH.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home, Health, and Hospice Care in Merrimack NH.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">To send an online message of condolence, please go to <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.lambertfuneralhome.com/">www.lambertfuneralhome.com</a></span>.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=bXmSIDFZSFk7dRMIIQk_B8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtqx8lCJJwBMbQv3bc2_TCfWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Mildred Mary (Charest) Lussier passed away peacefully on January 21, 2017 at the Aynsley Place Assisted Living Facility in Nashua, NH after a short period of declining health. She was the widow of Robert Lussier who passed away in 2013 after celebrating 73 years of marriage.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Millie was the daughter of the late John and Alphonsine Charest. She was born in Manchester, N H on February 7, 1919. She attended St. George Grammar School and graduated from Central High School with the class of 1938. After graduation Millie worked at International Shoe in Manchester where she met her husband Robert. They were married on September 21, 1940 and spent their honeymoon in New York City at the World's Fair.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Millie enjoyed reading, music, puzzle making and family. She also made clothes for her 4 children when they were young. In her leisure time she enjoyed trips to the beach and enjoyed traveling with her husband throughout the United States and Europe. She also enjoyed cruises with her favorite being the passage through the Panama Canal. Millie had resided in Claremont, NH, Belfast, ME, West Palm Beach, FL, Norwalk and Belleflower, CA before returning to the Manchester area. Prior to retirement, she had been employed as a senior clerk with Bechtel Company for many years.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">After retirement Millie and Bob enjoyed card playing on Saturday nights, line dancing several times a week, as well as volunteering at the Catholic Medical Center and serving as Eucharistic Ministers on Sundays at St. Marie Church.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Immediate family members include her three sons, Armand Lussier and his wife Sandra of Pelham, N H, Maurice Lussier and his wife Carla of Pelham, N H, Ronald Lussier and his wife Mary Connor of Bangor, ME and her daughter Pauline Born and her husband Gene, of Kuna, Idaho.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She also leaves behind 6 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">The family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff of Aynsley Place as well as the Home, Health and Hospice Care staff who provided Millie with warm and loving care.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, Manchester, NH will be on Tuesday, January 24, from 5 PM to 8 PM. A Christian Burial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 25, at 10 AM at St. Marie Church, Manchester, NH. Burial will follow at Mt Calvary Cemetery, Manchester, NH.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Home, Health, and Hospice Care in Merrimack NH.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">To send an online message of condolence, please go to <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://www.lambertfuneralhome.com/">www.lambertfuneralhome.com</a></span>.</p> Merita Thibodeau http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089495-466/merita-thibodeau.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089495-466/merita-thibodeau.html#disqus_thread Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:00:59 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Merita St. Onge Thibodeau, 69 of Nashua, N.H. passed away peacefully at her home on January 12, 2017, after a lengthy illness. She was born on May 6, 1947, daughter of the late Raymond St. Onge and the late Rita St. Onge. Merita was the wife of Paul Thibodeau, whom she met in junior high school and fell in love at the age of 14. After dating for 10 years, they tied the knot and shared a happy 45 years of marriage.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A lifelong resident of Nashua, she attended local schools and graduated from Nashua High School class of 1965. After completion of high school, she worked as a secretary at Sanders Assoc. for several years up until the birth of her son, Aaron, at which time she became a fulltime homemaker. Merita's life revolved around her husband and son, lifelong friends and extended family members. Beautiful in all ways, body, mind, spirit and soul, she was a wonderful person that was generous to a fault and never spoke poorly of anyone. She was an adoring mother and grandmother and always true to her lifelong friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Merita was the consummate hostess, lovingly referred to by her friends and family, as the Martha Stewart of Nashua, she had a passion for entertaining, whether it was for a pool party, holiday party or any informal gatherings. Always eager to have visitors, no matter what time of day. She was an excellent cook and loved to redecorate the house at every change of season. Merita loved shopping and loved travelling, especially to Maui, Bermuda, Palm Springs, and Europe, where she fell in love with Venice. She loved spending summer weekends at Lake Winnisquam and Lake Winnipesaukee with friends and family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Merita was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Rita St. Onge, twin granddaughters, Briar and Kinlee Thibodeau.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Besides Merita's loving husband, Paul, she is survived by her adoring son, Aaron, his wife Tiffinie and Granddaughter Finlan. A brother Mark St. Onge and his wife Debbie, Sister in laws, Carita Harr and her husband Lee, Pamela Riendeau and her husband Denis, Nancy Thibodeau Nieces, Meghan Hoose and her husband Ryan, Courtney Guerette and her husband Chris, Kendra Belanger and her husband Scott, Taylor Riendeau and Laura Thibodeau. Nephews Chris Riendeau and his wife Jeanette, Todd Riendeau and his wife Jill, Nick Riendeau and his wife Rachel. Numerous great nieces and nephews and many dear and lifelong friends.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:00AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 216 E Dunstable Rd. Nashua, NH 03062.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nashua soup kitchen, 2 Quincy St. Nashua. Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=2DoOSjJHVn369Pa9IhIU8s$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtrn3DH4V5U1dfXisAX3qK_WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Merita St. Onge Thibodeau, 69 of Nashua, N.H. passed away peacefully at her home on January 12, 2017, after a lengthy illness. She was born on May 6, 1947, daughter of the late Raymond St. Onge and the late Rita St. Onge. Merita was the wife of Paul Thibodeau, whom she met in junior high school and fell in love at the age of 14. After dating for 10 years, they tied the knot and shared a happy 45 years of marriage.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A lifelong resident of Nashua, she attended local schools and graduated from Nashua High School class of 1965. After completion of high school, she worked as a secretary at Sanders Assoc. for several years up until the birth of her son, Aaron, at which time she became a fulltime homemaker. Merita's life revolved around her husband and son, lifelong friends and extended family members. Beautiful in all ways, body, mind, spirit and soul, she was a wonderful person that was generous to a fault and never spoke poorly of anyone. She was an adoring mother and grandmother and always true to her lifelong friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Merita was the consummate hostess, lovingly referred to by her friends and family, as the Martha Stewart of Nashua, she had a passion for entertaining, whether it was for a pool party, holiday party or any informal gatherings. Always eager to have visitors, no matter what time of day. She was an excellent cook and loved to redecorate the house at every change of season. Merita loved shopping and loved travelling, especially to Maui, Bermuda, Palm Springs, and Europe, where she fell in love with Venice. She loved spending summer weekends at Lake Winnisquam and Lake Winnipesaukee with friends and family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Merita was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Rita St. Onge, twin granddaughters, Briar and Kinlee Thibodeau.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Besides Merita's loving husband, Paul, she is survived by her adoring son, Aaron, his wife Tiffinie and Granddaughter Finlan. A brother Mark St. Onge and his wife Debbie, Sister in laws, Carita Harr and her husband Lee, Pamela Riendeau and her husband Denis, Nancy Thibodeau Nieces, Meghan Hoose and her husband Ryan, Courtney Guerette and her husband Chris, Kendra Belanger and her husband Scott, Taylor Riendeau and Laura Thibodeau. Nephews Chris Riendeau and his wife Jeanette, Todd Riendeau and his wife Jill, Nick Riendeau and his wife Rachel. Numerous great nieces and nephews and many dear and lifelong friends.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:00AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 216 E Dunstable Rd. Nashua, NH 03062.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nashua soup kitchen, 2 Quincy St. Nashua. Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com.</p> Raymond J. Basiliere http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089468-466/raymond-j.-basiliere.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089468-466/raymond-j.-basiliere.html#disqus_thread Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:21:48 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Raymond J. Basiliere passed away at the tender age of 90 years old on January 12, 2017 in Merrimack, NH; and until that moment was a happy healthy husband, father, grandfather and uncle to a large and loving family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Ray was born in Burlington, VT in 1926, one of three children. He was the son of Beatrice Marie Basiliere and was raised by his grandparents, Alfred and Josephine Basiliere in Vermont. Ray and his wife of 67 years, Frances, married in 1949 and raised five loving children according to their own principles of kindness, fairness, honesty and above all, the importance of family. Ray and Fran started their family in Burlington, and in the 1960's moved to NH where they lived out their lives. Every summer Ray would pack the family into the station wagon and head back to Burlington for a 2-week vacation with the extended family, emphasizing the importance of keeping those ties tight.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Ray was raised Roman Catholic, baptized in St. Joseph's church in Burlington and attended Catholic grammar school. He was an altar boy and talked about how much he enjoyed serving, alongside his best buddies. Earning money was tough in the 30's, so Ray had an extensive paper route and delivered donuts to his neighbors along with their papers on Sundays. Living on Lake Champlain and nearby ski areas was perfect for a young, athletic kid, so Ray and his friends used to spend much of their time diving off the rocks surrounding the lake or taking on the double diamond slopes on Mt. Mansfield. He went to Cathedral High School in Burlington and was known as a "good guy", famous for his uninhibited character portrayals on "Stunt Night".</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">When he was 17, Ray joined the Civil Air Patrol, an aviation training program for high school kids with dreams of becoming a pilot. He wanted to serve his country during WWII so as soon as he reached 18, he enlisted in the Army and was deployed to the Pacific in early 1945. Ray served in the Philippines through and beyond the end of the war, and talked frequently about his time in service, very proud to have had the opportunity to do his part.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">After the war, Ray was head of distribution for the Burlington Free Press, an encouraging supervisor to all the boys with paper routes like he had when he was young. He went to Business school to work toward an Associate degree in Accounting, and used that new found knowledge for the rest of his career. In the 1950's Ray served as a senior accountant and department manager at Ethan Allen Air Force Base in VT, Plattsburgh Air Force Base in NY and Pease Air Force base in Portsmouth, NH. In the 1960's Ray moved on to the Internal Revenue Service to become an auditor and remained with IRS for 30 years, determined to show taxpayers that the IRS could be kind and understanding. He finished his career as a special agent for IRS working with tax exempt organizations.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Ray was a loving father who balanced his career choices with the best interests of his family. He enjoyed his relationships with colleagues and neighbors, and loved times spent with the many friends in his children's lives, who all called him, "Mr. B". Ray loved the outdoors and was happiest being deep in the woods, hunting or hiking with friends and family. Family vacations while the kids were young were often camping trips all over New England. He taught his children countless life-skills about the tools and techniques of outdoor life, as well as skills to repair just about anything found in a house or garage. Always a passionate fan of his sons' sports, he was a baseball coach when the boys were young, and then a high school baseball umpire in later years. He loved it as a hobby and as a break from his professional life. In the mid 1990's Ray retired, renewed his interest in wood working, settled down to relax, savor the fruits of his years of hard work, and enjoy watching his family grow.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Raymond is survived by his five children, eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; by his sister, Marie Murphy of CA, and is predeceased by his brother, Nelson Alfred Martin of AZ. Children - Paul Basiliere; Barbara Deguise and husband Bob; Jane Heacock and husband Alan - all of NH; Thomas Basiliere and wife Sharon Syrek, Robert Basiliere and wife Judith - all of MA. Grandchildren - Brie Hetherington of NH, Ryan Basiliere of NC, Aaron Basiliere of Wisconsin; Jason Heacock and wife Mia of NH, Nicholas Heacock and wife Valerie of NH; Kyle Basiliere, Jaime Basiliere, Jessica Basiliere, Sarah Basiliere, Julia Basiliere and James Basiliere. Great Grandchildren - Brennan and Kellan Rose; Joseph, Brian and Melody. Raymond is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews on both sides of his extended family who always enjoyed talking with him about what was happening in their lives and their plans for the future.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">According to Ray's expressed wishes, there will not be a viewing or funeral mass. The family will hold a private burial at NH Veterans' Cemetery in the coming weeks.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">If you would like to make a donation, please do so in Ray's name to the Salvation Army, 121 Cedar Street, Manchester, NH 03101, or online at www.salvationarmyusa.org.</p> <p align="LEFT">To sign an online condolence for the family, please visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=n3d8eJTAl$HqAZLnJdiox8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtotMO2Hxl6VrBOWltbCx6qWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Raymond J. Basiliere passed away at the tender age of 90 years old on January 12, 2017 in Merrimack, NH; and until that moment was a happy healthy husband, father, grandfather and uncle to a large and loving family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Ray was born in Burlington, VT in 1926, one of three children. He was the son of Beatrice Marie Basiliere and was raised by his grandparents, Alfred and Josephine Basiliere in Vermont. Ray and his wife of 67 years, Frances, married in 1949 and raised five loving children according to their own principles of kindness, fairness, honesty and above all, the importance of family. Ray and Fran started their family in Burlington, and in the 1960's moved to NH where they lived out their lives. Every summer Ray would pack the family into the station wagon and head back to Burlington for a 2-week vacation with the extended family, emphasizing the importance of keeping those ties tight.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Ray was raised Roman Catholic, baptized in St. Joseph's church in Burlington and attended Catholic grammar school. He was an altar boy and talked about how much he enjoyed serving, alongside his best buddies. Earning money was tough in the 30's, so Ray had an extensive paper route and delivered donuts to his neighbors along with their papers on Sundays. Living on Lake Champlain and nearby ski areas was perfect for a young, athletic kid, so Ray and his friends used to spend much of their time diving off the rocks surrounding the lake or taking on the double diamond slopes on Mt. Mansfield. He went to Cathedral High School in Burlington and was known as a "good guy", famous for his uninhibited character portrayals on "Stunt Night".</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">When he was 17, Ray joined the Civil Air Patrol, an aviation training program for high school kids with dreams of becoming a pilot. He wanted to serve his country during WWII so as soon as he reached 18, he enlisted in the Army and was deployed to the Pacific in early 1945. Ray served in the Philippines through and beyond the end of the war, and talked frequently about his time in service, very proud to have had the opportunity to do his part.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">After the war, Ray was head of distribution for the Burlington Free Press, an encouraging supervisor to all the boys with paper routes like he had when he was young. He went to Business school to work toward an Associate degree in Accounting, and used that new found knowledge for the rest of his career. In the 1950's Ray served as a senior accountant and department manager at Ethan Allen Air Force Base in VT, Plattsburgh Air Force Base in NY and Pease Air Force base in Portsmouth, NH. In the 1960's Ray moved on to the Internal Revenue Service to become an auditor and remained with IRS for 30 years, determined to show taxpayers that the IRS could be kind and understanding. He finished his career as a special agent for IRS working with tax exempt organizations.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Ray was a loving father who balanced his career choices with the best interests of his family. He enjoyed his relationships with colleagues and neighbors, and loved times spent with the many friends in his children's lives, who all called him, "Mr. B". Ray loved the outdoors and was happiest being deep in the woods, hunting or hiking with friends and family. Family vacations while the kids were young were often camping trips all over New England. He taught his children countless life-skills about the tools and techniques of outdoor life, as well as skills to repair just about anything found in a house or garage. Always a passionate fan of his sons' sports, he was a baseball coach when the boys were young, and then a high school baseball umpire in later years. He loved it as a hobby and as a break from his professional life. In the mid 1990's Ray retired, renewed his interest in wood working, settled down to relax, savor the fruits of his years of hard work, and enjoy watching his family grow.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Raymond is survived by his five children, eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; by his sister, Marie Murphy of CA, and is predeceased by his brother, Nelson Alfred Martin of AZ. Children - Paul Basiliere; Barbara Deguise and husband Bob; Jane Heacock and husband Alan - all of NH; Thomas Basiliere and wife Sharon Syrek, Robert Basiliere and wife Judith - all of MA. Grandchildren - Brie Hetherington of NH, Ryan Basiliere of NC, Aaron Basiliere of Wisconsin; Jason Heacock and wife Mia of NH, Nicholas Heacock and wife Valerie of NH; Kyle Basiliere, Jaime Basiliere, Jessica Basiliere, Sarah Basiliere, Julia Basiliere and James Basiliere. Great Grandchildren - Brennan and Kellan Rose; Joseph, Brian and Melody. Raymond is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews on both sides of his extended family who always enjoyed talking with him about what was happening in their lives and their plans for the future.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">According to Ray's expressed wishes, there will not be a viewing or funeral mass. The family will hold a private burial at NH Veterans' Cemetery in the coming weeks.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">If you would like to make a donation, please do so in Ray's name to the Salvation Army, 121 Cedar Street, Manchester, NH 03101, or online at www.salvationarmyusa.org.</p> <p align="LEFT">To sign an online condolence for the family, please visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com.</p> Patricia Anna (Rodier) Nesbit http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089467-466/patricia-anna-rodier-nesbit.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089467-466/patricia-anna-rodier-nesbit.html#disqus_thread Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:21:53 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Patricia Anna (Rodier) Nesbit, 65 of Milford, NH passed away Friday, January 13th, 2017. Born on November 11th, 1951 in Alexandria, VA to the late Roland & Helen (Quint) Rodier. Pat was raised in Litchfield and attended Alvirne High School. As an adult she lived in and around the Nashua and Hudson, NH area. </p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She worked at Beebee Rubber in Nashua, NH for over 20 years before they closed their doors.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Pat enjoyed the outdoors with family and friends. Camping, white water rafting, family gatherings and "August parties" were a few of her favorite activities.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Christmas was her favorite holiday as she loved to spoil her children and grandchildren.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She leaves behind two sons Keith Nesbit of Nashua, NH and her son Zachary Audet and his wife, Michelle (Briand) Audet as well as two grandchildren, Hailey and Orion Audet of Litchfield NH, a brother Wayne Rodier and his partner Vincent Larsen of Salem, NH, and sister-in-laws, Patricia (Clifford) Rodier of Nashua, NH & Darlene (Deschene) Rodier of Litchfield NH, and many nieces and nephews.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She leaves us to join her late son, Brian Nesbit, as well as her brothers Roger, Curtis, and Henry Rodier and her sister Elaine (Rodier) Metsiou.</p> <p align="LEFT">There will be no services as the family wishes to honor her memory privately.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=mlnrOd5bPBVGgufLtSkDxc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvcyP5EJ4R4VPPOw1EuqvmhWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Patricia Anna (Rodier) Nesbit, 65 of Milford, NH passed away Friday, January 13th, 2017. Born on November 11th, 1951 in Alexandria, VA to the late Roland & Helen (Quint) Rodier. Pat was raised in Litchfield and attended Alvirne High School. As an adult she lived in and around the Nashua and Hudson, NH area. </p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She worked at Beebee Rubber in Nashua, NH for over 20 years before they closed their doors.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Pat enjoyed the outdoors with family and friends. Camping, white water rafting, family gatherings and "August parties" were a few of her favorite activities.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Christmas was her favorite holiday as she loved to spoil her children and grandchildren.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She leaves behind two sons Keith Nesbit of Nashua, NH and her son Zachary Audet and his wife, Michelle (Briand) Audet as well as two grandchildren, Hailey and Orion Audet of Litchfield NH, a brother Wayne Rodier and his partner Vincent Larsen of Salem, NH, and sister-in-laws, Patricia (Clifford) Rodier of Nashua, NH & Darlene (Deschene) Rodier of Litchfield NH, and many nieces and nephews.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She leaves us to join her late son, Brian Nesbit, as well as her brothers Roger, Curtis, and Henry Rodier and her sister Elaine (Rodier) Metsiou.</p> <p align="LEFT">There will be no services as the family wishes to honor her memory privately.</p> Frances T. Basiliere http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089466-466/frances-t.-basiliere.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089466-466/frances-t.-basiliere.html#disqus_thread Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:22:38 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Frances Theresa (Calarco) Basiliere passed away at the tender age of 95 years old on January 13, 2017 in Merrimack, NH with all five of her children by her side. She enjoyed a long, healthy life, devoting all of her waking hours to doing what she thought best for her family's well-being; and of course, to "those precious boys" on the Red Sox.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Frances was born in Burlington, VT in 1921, one of twelve children. She was the daughter of Dominic Francisco Calarco and Paola Romeo who emigrated from southern Italy in 1913 to settle in Vermont. Frances and her husband of 67 years, Raymond, married in 1949 and raised five loving children according to their own principles of kindness, fairness, honesty and above all, the importance of family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Frances was raised Roman Catholic, baptized in Cathedral church in Burlington and attended Catholic grammar school. She was the third oldest of five girls and with many other siblings, spent much of her younger years helping her mother care for the family. She inherited her father's artistic flair and developed a sharp wit which she used like a stand-up comedian to calm difficult situations or spice up a boring party.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">When Frances was in high school she achieved high honors as a brilliant student. She worked at a prestigious clothing store and developed a sense of style all her own, always coordinated and perfectly accessorized. After high school Frances became a bookkeeper for the Burlington Free Press, where she met Raymond Basiliere, the man she eventually married. She worked on and off until she was well into her 70's as a bookkeeper or in advertising sales for various newspapers local to her residence. As each of her five children came along, she stopped working until they started school to provide the best and most loving start for each.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Frances could and would have been a formidable career woman, but she chose to raise her family full time instead and her children are all grateful for that choice. As her husband moved from city to city for business opportunities, Frances followed with the family and set up housekeeping in their new home. When they moved to Merrimack, NH she started selling advertising for the local papers and then provided lunchtime and bookkeeping services for the school system.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She loved going to work at the school and chatting with all the kids every day - she found it revitalizing.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Frances was a loving mother who devoted her life to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She was inquisitive and a voracious reader of newspapers, magazines and biographies. Her children and many of their friends secured their first jobs because of her research and persistence. Even in her 90's, after her children were established in their careers, she continued looking for jobs for them in the newspaper that she found interesting. Fran loved the large circle of friends surrounding her children, who knew her as Mrs. B. She was a wonderful hostess when friends stopped by, always offering her homemade cookies and cakes, and insisting they sit and talk about their lives.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In the late 1990's Fran finally retired and settled down to relax, enjoy being with her husband and the family she nurtured to adulthood. She enjoyed close friends, and liked going for walks with her husband and chatting with the neighbors.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Fran was a big fan of yard sales and in her 70's she moved her passion on-line by starting an e-Bay site. Frances loved to engage in conversations about current events, politics or any subject worthy of passionate discussion. Younger members of the family, nieces, nephews, cousins all remember that best about her, especially during an election year.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Frances is survived by her 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; her sister, Annette Godwin and husband Charles of NH. Children - Paul Basiliere; Barbara Deguise and husband Bob; Jane Heacock and husband Alan - all of NH; Thomas Basiliere and wife Sharon Syrek, Robert Basiliere and wife Judith - all of MA. Grandchildren - Brie Hetherington of NH, Ryan Basiliere of NC, Aaron Basiliere of Wisconsin; Jason Heacock and wife Mia of NH, Nicholas Heacock and wife Valerie of NH; Kyle Basiliere, Jaime Basiliere, Jessica Basiliere, Sarah Basiliere, Julia Basiliere and James Basiliere. Great Grandchildren - Brennan and Kellan Rose; Joseph, Brian and Melody. Frances is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews on both sides of her extended family who enjoyed her wit and the interest she took in their lives.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">According to Frances's expressed wishes, there will not be a viewing or funeral mass. The family will hold a private burial at NH Veterans' Cemetery in the coming weeks where she will join her predeceased husband, Raymond.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">If you would like to make a donation, please do so in Frances's name to a program to ensure children get a school lunch, whether they can afford it or not, called NoKidsHungry.org/Boston or if mailed a donation to Share Our Strength, PO Box 75475, Baltimore, MD21275-5475.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">To sign an online condolence for the family, please visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=283Iv_vUQuimygg3tkV$CM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYtJXbqoFIO_szN1DwRWP_c2WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Frances Theresa (Calarco) Basiliere passed away at the tender age of 95 years old on January 13, 2017 in Merrimack, NH with all five of her children by her side. She enjoyed a long, healthy life, devoting all of her waking hours to doing what she thought best for her family's well-being; and of course, to "those precious boys" on the Red Sox.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Frances was born in Burlington, VT in 1921, one of twelve children. She was the daughter of Dominic Francisco Calarco and Paola Romeo who emigrated from southern Italy in 1913 to settle in Vermont. Frances and her husband of 67 years, Raymond, married in 1949 and raised five loving children according to their own principles of kindness, fairness, honesty and above all, the importance of family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Frances was raised Roman Catholic, baptized in Cathedral church in Burlington and attended Catholic grammar school. She was the third oldest of five girls and with many other siblings, spent much of her younger years helping her mother care for the family. She inherited her father's artistic flair and developed a sharp wit which she used like a stand-up comedian to calm difficult situations or spice up a boring party.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">When Frances was in high school she achieved high honors as a brilliant student. She worked at a prestigious clothing store and developed a sense of style all her own, always coordinated and perfectly accessorized. After high school Frances became a bookkeeper for the Burlington Free Press, where she met Raymond Basiliere, the man she eventually married. She worked on and off until she was well into her 70's as a bookkeeper or in advertising sales for various newspapers local to her residence. As each of her five children came along, she stopped working until they started school to provide the best and most loving start for each.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Frances could and would have been a formidable career woman, but she chose to raise her family full time instead and her children are all grateful for that choice. As her husband moved from city to city for business opportunities, Frances followed with the family and set up housekeeping in their new home. When they moved to Merrimack, NH she started selling advertising for the local papers and then provided lunchtime and bookkeeping services for the school system.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She loved going to work at the school and chatting with all the kids every day - she found it revitalizing.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Frances was a loving mother who devoted her life to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She was inquisitive and a voracious reader of newspapers, magazines and biographies. Her children and many of their friends secured their first jobs because of her research and persistence. Even in her 90's, after her children were established in their careers, she continued looking for jobs for them in the newspaper that she found interesting. Fran loved the large circle of friends surrounding her children, who knew her as Mrs. B. She was a wonderful hostess when friends stopped by, always offering her homemade cookies and cakes, and insisting they sit and talk about their lives.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In the late 1990's Fran finally retired and settled down to relax, enjoy being with her husband and the family she nurtured to adulthood. She enjoyed close friends, and liked going for walks with her husband and chatting with the neighbors.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Fran was a big fan of yard sales and in her 70's she moved her passion on-line by starting an e-Bay site. Frances loved to engage in conversations about current events, politics or any subject worthy of passionate discussion. Younger members of the family, nieces, nephews, cousins all remember that best about her, especially during an election year.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Frances is survived by her 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; her sister, Annette Godwin and husband Charles of NH. Children - Paul Basiliere; Barbara Deguise and husband Bob; Jane Heacock and husband Alan - all of NH; Thomas Basiliere and wife Sharon Syrek, Robert Basiliere and wife Judith - all of MA. Grandchildren - Brie Hetherington of NH, Ryan Basiliere of NC, Aaron Basiliere of Wisconsin; Jason Heacock and wife Mia of NH, Nicholas Heacock and wife Valerie of NH; Kyle Basiliere, Jaime Basiliere, Jessica Basiliere, Sarah Basiliere, Julia Basiliere and James Basiliere. Great Grandchildren - Brennan and Kellan Rose; Joseph, Brian and Melody. Frances is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews on both sides of her extended family who enjoyed her wit and the interest she took in their lives.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">According to Frances's expressed wishes, there will not be a viewing or funeral mass. The family will hold a private burial at NH Veterans' Cemetery in the coming weeks where she will join her predeceased husband, Raymond.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">If you would like to make a donation, please do so in Frances's name to a program to ensure children get a school lunch, whether they can afford it or not, called NoKidsHungry.org/Boston or if mailed a donation to Share Our Strength, PO Box 75475, Baltimore, MD21275-5475.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">To sign an online condolence for the family, please visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com.</p> Merita Thibodeau http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089465-466/merita-thibodeau.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089465-466/merita-thibodeau.html#disqus_thread Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:23:03 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Merita St. Onge Thibodeau, 69 of Nashua, N.H. passed away peacefully at her home on January 12, 2017, after a lengthy illness. She was born on May 6, 1947, daughter of the late Raymond St. Onge and the late Rita St. Onge. Merita was the wife of Paul Thibodeau, whom she met in junior high school and fell in love at the age of 14. After dating for 10 years, they tied the knot and shared a happy 45 years of marriage.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A lifelong resident of Nashua, she attended local schools and graduated from Nashua High School class of 1965. After completion of high school, she worked as a secretary at Sanders Assoc. for several years up until the birth of her son, Aaron, at which time she became a fulltime homemaker. Merita's life revolved around her husband and son, lifelong friends and extended family members. Beautiful in all ways, body, mind, spirit and soul, she was a wonderful person that was generous to a fault and never spoke poorly of anyone. She was an adoring mother and grandmother and always true to her lifelong friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Merita was the consummate hostess, lovingly referred to by her friends and family, as the Martha Stewart of Nashua, she had a passion for entertaining, whether it was for a pool party, holiday party or any informal gatherings. Always eager to have visitors, no matter what time of day. She was an excellent cook and loved to redecorate the house at every change of season. Merita loved shopping and loved travelling, especially to Maui, Bermuda, Palm Springs, and Europe, where she fell in love with Venice. She loved spending summer weekends at Lake Winnisquam and Lake Winnipesaukee with friends and family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Merita was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Rita St. Onge, twin granddaughters, Briar and Kinlee Thibodeau.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Besides Merita's loving husband, Paul, she is survived by her adoring son, Aaron, his wife Tiffinie and Granddaughter Finlan. A brother Mark St. Onge and his wife Debbie, Sister in laws, Carita Harr and her husband Lee, Pamela Riendeau and her husband Denis, Nancy Thibodeau Nieces, Meghan Hoose and her husband Ryan, Courtney Guerette and her husband Chris, Kendra Belanger and her husband Scott, Taylor Riendeau and Laura Thibodeau. Nephews Chris Riendeau and his wife Jeanette, Todd Riendeau and his wife Jill, Nick Riendeau and his wife Rachel. Numerous great nieces and nephews and many dear and lifelong friends.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:00AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 216 E Dunstable Rd. Nashua, NH 03062.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nashua soup kitchen, 2 Quincy St. Nashua. Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=ta4v0g$b5gRYVfJSDrPKMc$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYvHs8qTRVKAJytITnjmtnRXWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">Merita St. Onge Thibodeau, 69 of Nashua, N.H. passed away peacefully at her home on January 12, 2017, after a lengthy illness. She was born on May 6, 1947, daughter of the late Raymond St. Onge and the late Rita St. Onge. Merita was the wife of Paul Thibodeau, whom she met in junior high school and fell in love at the age of 14. After dating for 10 years, they tied the knot and shared a happy 45 years of marriage.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A lifelong resident of Nashua, she attended local schools and graduated from Nashua High School class of 1965. After completion of high school, she worked as a secretary at Sanders Assoc. for several years up until the birth of her son, Aaron, at which time she became a fulltime homemaker. Merita's life revolved around her husband and son, lifelong friends and extended family members. Beautiful in all ways, body, mind, spirit and soul, she was a wonderful person that was generous to a fault and never spoke poorly of anyone. She was an adoring mother and grandmother and always true to her lifelong friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Merita was the consummate hostess, lovingly referred to by her friends and family, as the Martha Stewart of Nashua, she had a passion for entertaining, whether it was for a pool party, holiday party or any informal gatherings. Always eager to have visitors, no matter what time of day. She was an excellent cook and loved to redecorate the house at every change of season. Merita loved shopping and loved travelling, especially to Maui, Bermuda, Palm Springs, and Europe, where she fell in love with Venice. She loved spending summer weekends at Lake Winnisquam and Lake Winnipesaukee with friends and family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Merita was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Rita St. Onge, twin granddaughters, Briar and Kinlee Thibodeau.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Besides Merita's loving husband, Paul, she is survived by her adoring son, Aaron, his wife Tiffinie and Granddaughter Finlan. A brother Mark St. Onge and his wife Debbie, Sister in laws, Carita Harr and her husband Lee, Pamela Riendeau and her husband Denis, Nancy Thibodeau Nieces, Meghan Hoose and her husband Ryan, Courtney Guerette and her husband Chris, Kendra Belanger and her husband Scott, Taylor Riendeau and Laura Thibodeau. Nephews Chris Riendeau and his wife Jeanette, Todd Riendeau and his wife Jill, Nick Riendeau and his wife Rachel. Numerous great nieces and nephews and many dear and lifelong friends.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 25 at 11:00AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 216 E Dunstable Rd. Nashua, NH 03062.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Nashua soup kitchen, 2 Quincy St. Nashua. Condolences may be offered at www.zissweeneyfuneralhome.com.</p> Raymond L. Gravelle http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089464-466/raymond-l.-gravelle.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089464-466/raymond-l.-gravelle.html#disqus_thread Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:23:23 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">MERRIMACK - Raymond L. Gravelle, age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday January 20, 2017 at Merrimack Community Hospice House from esophageal cancer.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was born on September 30, 1942, in Houlton, Maine, the first son of the late William Leo Gravel and Armelina (Robichaud) Gravel. He graduated from Houlton High School in 1961 and immediately joined the U.S. Navy where he served 8 years of active duty, including time aboard both the USS Kennebec (AO-36) and the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63). When he left active duty, Ray joined the Naval Reserves until moving to Augusta, Maine, where he transferred to the Maine Army National Guard Reserves, serving a total of 22½ years in the military. Ray took advantage of the G.I. Bill to earn an Associate's Degree in Transportation Management from Bunker Hill Community College. He met his wife of 38 years, Denise (Tremblay) Gravelle at a square dance. They started dancing together 6 days a week, and their courtship lasted 3 years.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">His first job after college was working for Digital Equipment Corporation in their new plant in Augusta, Maine, as a shipper/receiver. Ray & Denise were married soon after & lived there for 15 years with their 3 children. When DEC started downsizing, Ray moved his family to Merrimack, NH where he lived the remainder of his life. Prior to his retirement in 2013, Ray worked for Securitas as a security officer, the last 10 years for the Union Leader in Manchester, NH.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Ray spent many years researching genealogy and was a volunteer for the American-Canadian Genealogical Society in Manchester, NH. He was very proud that he traced his family tree all the way back to France. In his later years, Ray enjoyed traveling. He and his wife attended several USS Kennebec reunions around the country. He also enjoyed teasing his grandchildren & spending time with all his beloved family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In addition to his wife, Denise (Tremblay) Gravelle, he is survived by his three children, Grace LaChapelle and her husband Scott of Northampton, MA, Karen Roe and her husband, Bill, of Merrimack, NH, and Steven Gravelle & his wife, Sara Nye, of Philadelphia, PA; 2 grandchildren, Melody and Noah Roe of Merrimack; a sister, Joan McAfee and her husband, Mike, of Houlton, ME; 3 brothers, Nick Gravelle and his wife Sally, of Lexington Park, MD; William Gravelle and his wife Betty, of Old Orchard Beach, ME, and Charles Gravel and his wife Dorothy, of Auburn, ME; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Calling hours will be held in the RIVET FUNERAL HOME, 425 D.W. Highway in Merrimack, NH on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at St. John Neumann Catholic Community, 708 Milford Rd, Merrimack, NH. Internment will be in the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Canadian Genealogical Society, 4 Elm Street, Manchester, NH (please include his name on check memo). To share your thoughts and memories of Ray, please visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=kCQbbp4aQlF2nfz7iN9uys$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYs0iBnt4jhLxvdGD6Ietxd7WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">MERRIMACK - Raymond L. Gravelle, age 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday January 20, 2017 at Merrimack Community Hospice House from esophageal cancer.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">He was born on September 30, 1942, in Houlton, Maine, the first son of the late William Leo Gravel and Armelina (Robichaud) Gravel. He graduated from Houlton High School in 1961 and immediately joined the U.S. Navy where he served 8 years of active duty, including time aboard both the USS Kennebec (AO-36) and the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63). When he left active duty, Ray joined the Naval Reserves until moving to Augusta, Maine, where he transferred to the Maine Army National Guard Reserves, serving a total of 22½ years in the military. Ray took advantage of the G.I. Bill to earn an Associate's Degree in Transportation Management from Bunker Hill Community College. He met his wife of 38 years, Denise (Tremblay) Gravelle at a square dance. They started dancing together 6 days a week, and their courtship lasted 3 years.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">His first job after college was working for Digital Equipment Corporation in their new plant in Augusta, Maine, as a shipper/receiver. Ray & Denise were married soon after & lived there for 15 years with their 3 children. When DEC started downsizing, Ray moved his family to Merrimack, NH where he lived the remainder of his life. Prior to his retirement in 2013, Ray worked for Securitas as a security officer, the last 10 years for the Union Leader in Manchester, NH.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Ray spent many years researching genealogy and was a volunteer for the American-Canadian Genealogical Society in Manchester, NH. He was very proud that he traced his family tree all the way back to France. In his later years, Ray enjoyed traveling. He and his wife attended several USS Kennebec reunions around the country. He also enjoyed teasing his grandchildren & spending time with all his beloved family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">In addition to his wife, Denise (Tremblay) Gravelle, he is survived by his three children, Grace LaChapelle and her husband Scott of Northampton, MA, Karen Roe and her husband, Bill, of Merrimack, NH, and Steven Gravelle & his wife, Sara Nye, of Philadelphia, PA; 2 grandchildren, Melody and Noah Roe of Merrimack; a sister, Joan McAfee and her husband, Mike, of Houlton, ME; 3 brothers, Nick Gravelle and his wife Sally, of Lexington Park, MD; William Gravelle and his wife Betty, of Old Orchard Beach, ME, and Charles Gravel and his wife Dorothy, of Auburn, ME; and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Calling hours will be held in the RIVET FUNERAL HOME, 425 D.W. Highway in Merrimack, NH on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at St. John Neumann Catholic Community, 708 Milford Rd, Merrimack, NH. Internment will be in the NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH at 1:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Canadian Genealogical Society, 4 Elm Street, Manchester, NH (please include his name on check memo). To share your thoughts and memories of Ray, please visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com</p> May J. Hurley http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089463-466/may-j.-hurley.html http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/obituaries/1089463-466/may-j.-hurley.html#disqus_thread Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:23:47 EDT <!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">MILFORD, NH - May J. Hurley, 88, resident of Milford, NH, died peacefully on January 19, 2017 at Crestwood Healthcare Center in Milford, surrounded by her loving family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She was born in Warren, NH on May 7, 1928, a daughter of the late Clarence and Lucy (Fisher) Moses.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">May worked in the cafeteria at Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH for more than 10 years. She had a very strong work ethic and instilled those values in her children. In addition, May enjoyed cooking and especially baking. She was a devoted mother and loving grandmother whose greatest joy came from spending time with her family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She was predeceased by her husband, John P. Hurley, who died in 1982. May's predeceased siblings include brothers Lawrence, Clarence and Joseph; sisters Margaret, Florence and Edna.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Family members include two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy L. Hurley of Milford, NH, Mary and Brian Rollie of Minneapolis, MN; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Hurley of Milford, NH, Jeff and Lucille Hurley of Hudson, NH; three grandsons, Zachary J. Hurley, Ethan E. Hurley of Hudson NH and Joshua Windham of Duxbury MA; and a sister, Ann Hoff of Florida.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">May's family would like thank the nurses and staff of Crestwood Center for their dedication and care they provided over the last three years.</p> <p align="LEFT">Memorial visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, January 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home 63 Elm St, Milford, NH. Burial will be at a later date. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.</p> <img src="http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/csp/cms/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=MCRQ8XWghDjnd90pbP67MM$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYsh0Q3MV7f9dD_ZnfPpMev2WCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg" class="img-art" /><!-- P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } --> <p align="JUSTIFY">MILFORD, NH - May J. Hurley, 88, resident of Milford, NH, died peacefully on January 19, 2017 at Crestwood Healthcare Center in Milford, surrounded by her loving family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She was born in Warren, NH on May 7, 1928, a daughter of the late Clarence and Lucy (Fisher) Moses.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">May worked in the cafeteria at Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH for more than 10 years. She had a very strong work ethic and instilled those values in her children. In addition, May enjoyed cooking and especially baking. She was a devoted mother and loving grandmother whose greatest joy came from spending time with her family.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">She was predeceased by her husband, John P. Hurley, who died in 1982. May's predeceased siblings include brothers Lawrence, Clarence and Joseph; sisters Margaret, Florence and Edna.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">Family members include two daughters and a son-in-law, Cindy L. Hurley of Milford, NH, Mary and Brian Rollie of Minneapolis, MN; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael Hurley of Milford, NH, Jeff and Lucille Hurley of Hudson, NH; three grandsons, Zachary J. Hurley, Ethan E. Hurley of Hudson NH and Joshua Windham of Duxbury MA; and a sister, Ann Hoff of Florida.</p> <p align="JUSTIFY">May's family would like thank the nurses and staff of Crestwood Center for their dedication and care they provided over the last three years.</p> <p align="LEFT">Memorial visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, January 24th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home 63 Elm St, Milford, NH. Burial will be at a later date. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to www.smith-heald.com.</p>