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Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

July 2, 2015

Walter R. Hedlund, Jr.

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CHELMSFORD - Walter R. Hedlund, Jr., 94, a distinguished longtime resident and civic and com­munity leader of Chelmsford passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late V. …

Sylvia Samson

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Sylvia Samson transi­tioned to her next life sur­rounded by her family with dignity and peace on June 30, 2015 at the Community Hos­pice House. Sylvia Samson was an ac­complished individ­ual. She was born in Rutland, Vermont, a daughter of the late Howard and Anna (Squier) Smith. As a geriatric, registered nurse for 20 years at Green­briar Terrace in Nashua, NH, …

Sylvia Samson

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Sylvia Samson transi­tioned to her next life sur­rounded by her family with dignity and peace on June 30, 2015 at the Community Hos­pice House. Sylvia Samson was an ac­complished individ­ual. She was born in Rutland, Vermont, a daughter of the late Howard and Anna (Squier) Smith. As a geriatric, registered nurse for 20 years at Green­briar Terrace in Nashua, NH, …


Recent Obituaries

July 1, 2015

Mary Adams Hutchinson

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Mary Adams Hutchinson, 59, died early the morning of June 29, 2015 after a brave fight with cancer. She was born in Jackson, MS to the late William Whitman Adams and Eula Grace Coon Adams. Her greatest joy was her three children, Christopher Todd Hutchinson of Weymouth, MA, Heidi Jean Hutchinson and Molly Grace Hutchinson, both of Amherst, NH. She …

Anthony A. Cetrone

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The Cetrone family is saddened by the passing of our patriarch Anthony A. Cetrone on June 8, 2015 after a brief illness. Tony was born August 19, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pa. He married Elizabeth Rieker of Lancaster, Pa. …

June 30, 2015

Sally Smith

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Sally Smith, 69, of Nashua, passed away on June 26, 2015 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. She was born in Nashua on November 23, 1945, to the late Robert and Pearl (Dustin) Bouley. Sally loved her family and spending time with them, she loved to go boating on the ocean, and enjoyed camping and traveling. …

Joan Beth Labombarde

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Joan Beth Labombarde, a native and lifelong resident of Nashua, NH, died unexpectedly at her home, Sunday, June 28, 2015. She was born in Nashua on September 24, 1959, a daughter of the late Philip deGaspe Labombarde and Frances Ann (Merritt) Labombarde. Joan was educated in Nashua schools and graduated from Nashua High School Class of 1977. Joan loved horses …

June 29, 2015

Ilse A. (Koberg) LeBlanc

Ilse A. (Koberg) LeBlanc, 80 of Merrimack, NH passed away June 26, 2015 at her home. Born September 9, 1934 in Hamburg, Germany and later moved to the United States in 1952 with her parents and sisters. They lived in Nashua, NH. She was the wife of Armand E. …

Henry E. Boucher

Henry E. Boucher, 85, a resident of the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton and formerly of Paige Avenue, Nashua, passed away Friday evening, June 26, 2015. Born in Nashua on December 15, 1929, Henry was a son of the late Samuel and Elmire (Belanger) Boucher. Mr. …

Raymond P. Forest

PITTSBURG – Raymond “Butch” P. Forest, 68, of Pittsburg, died at his home on Thursday, June 25, 2015, after a long struggle with declining health. He was born in Nashua, on April 19, 1947, a son to the late Raymond and Rita (Carrier) Forest. He was raised in Nashua, and was a veteran of the U.S. …

Robert Glenn Hasbrouck

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Robert Glenn Hasbrouck, 88 of Nashua, NH and formerly of Middletown, NY died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital. Born March 20, 1927 in Middletown, NY he was the son of the late Glenn and Florence (Reeves) Hasbrouck. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Doris Byrne and Elizabeth Sheldon. Robert served in the United States Army Air …

David W. Rennie Jr.

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David W. Rennie Jr., 36, of Hudson, NH, and formerly of Weymouth, MA, died Saturday, June 27, 2015 as the result of a biking accident. He was born August 29, 1978, in Quincy, MA, son of David Sr. …

June 28, 2015

Julia M. Zünd

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AMHERST – Julia M. Zünd, 86, a longtime resident of Amherst, died peacefully Saturday the 27th of June at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home. Born in 1928 in a small alpine village in Switzerland, Julia lived an adventurous life learning several languages throughout her life including German, Swiss German, French, Romansch, English and some Italian. She attended a business school …

Priscilla Hall Malette

LITCHFIELD – Priscilla Hall Malette, a longtime resident of Nashua, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 in her home following a long term illness, surrounded by her loving family. Born in 1922, to her parents, Henry Hall and Avis Trenholm Hall, Priscilla belonged to one of the largest families in Nashua, NH. Priscilla worked at Doehla Greeting Cards for …

Thomas S. Bretz

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Thomas S. Bretz, 61, of Nashua, NH died on 6/25 peacefully at home after a brave and lengthy battle with oral cancer. Born in Philadelphia in 1953, Tom was educated in Chalfont, PA. He was recently employed by Panera Bread, an incredible employer who showed tremendous compassion and respect for Tom during this illness. He previously worked as a Director …

Barbara M. Smith

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Barbara M. Smith, age 87, of Lake Odessa MI, passed away June 26, 2015, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, New Hampshire. She had resided at her daughter Susan’s home in Hudson, NH for most of the previous year. …

Duane E. Morgan

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HARRISVILLE – Duane Edward Douglas Morgan, 62, of Harrisville NH, formerly of Brookline, NH passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015, at the Elliot Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Duane was the son of the late Kenneth and Henrietta (Barnash) Morgan and was raised in Trumbull, CT. He owned and operated Jolly Tar Furniture Stripping and Repair in Chelmsford, …

Yvette Yolande ‘Toots’ Cornwell

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Yvette Yolande “Toots” Cornwell of Citrus Springs, Florida died peacefully in Munroe Regional Hospital on June 22nd, 2015 in Ocala, Florida at the age of 76. Yvette is survived by her husband, Frank Cornwell; her two sons and two daughters, David Du Pont, Michael Du Pont, Janet Du Pont and Terri Ann Du Pont; three grandchildren, Brittany Du Pont, Dylan …

June 27, 2015

Elizabeth B. Colburn

Elizabeth “Betty” (Boggis) Colburn, 91, of Nashua, widow of Gifford W. Colburn, died Thursday evening, June 25, 2015 at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua after a brief illness. Betty started her career as a legal secretary here in Nashua during the 1940’s, married after World War II to pursue a career as a housewife. …

Veronica Farrell

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Veronica Farrell, 98, of Nashua, NH died Thursday, July 25, 2015 at the Greenbriar Nursing Home. Born October 4, 1916 in Nashua, NH, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Vincenta (Zaryyankaska) Milenavich and widow of John Farrell, who died June 3, 1997. She was also predeceased by her siblings, John Milenavich, Jullian Miller and Antosa Hill. …

June 26, 2015

Jason L. Potter

Jason L. Potter, 29, of Nashua, formerly of North Stratford, NH, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015. A Celebration of Jason’s Life, will be held on Saturday, June 27 at Greeley Park, Concord Street, Nashua from 1 to 5 p.m. …

Loretta (Stanley) Hawes

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Loretta (Stanley) Hawes, 71, passed away peacefully at Cornerstone Hospice of Sumter County on 4-1-2015.  Loretta was born in Cambridge, Mass and was a longtime resident of Nashua, NH before relocating to The Villages in Florida.  She is survived by her husband Daniel Hawes; sister Jo-Ann Campbell and husband Neil; son Wayne Stanley and wife Helene; daughter Lisa Stanley; stepchildren Joseph …

David E. LaPonsee

David E. LaPonsee, 75, of Wilton, NH, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, after lengthy battles with illness. David was born May 25, 1940, in Keene, NH, the son of Anthony and Ruby (Enderson) LaPonsee. David dedicated his life to education and the pursuit of knowledge. …

Merton H. Johnston

Merton H. Johnston, 93, of Tilton, NH, and formerly of Nashua, passed away at the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, Monday afternoon, June 22, 2015 after a period of declining health. Born in Waltham, Massachusetts on February 19, 1922, he was a son of the late George M. …

Delores Anne (Smith) Arnold

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Delores Anne (Smith) Arnold, 83, of Hudson, passed away peacefully at her home Tuesday evening, June 23, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Nashua on November 27, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Smith and Mary Agnes (McLean) Smith-Hurd. Educated in local schools, Delores graduated from Nashua High School Class of 1949. Blessed with an …