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Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

May 27, 2015

Karen Ann Ashman

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Karen Ann Ashman, 59, of Nashua, NH, passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. As was true in life, she was surrounded by loved ones as she entered the gates of Heaven. Karen lived as a no-nonsense person, whose upbeat personality was laced with a bit of sass and a whole lot …

Robert J. Poulin

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Robert J. Poulin, 84, of Nashua, beloved husband of Evelyn P. (Stevens) passed away early Monday morning, May 25, 2015 at the Kindred Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare in Nashua after a brief illness. Born in Nashua on August 4, 1930, he was a son of the late Alfred L. …

Paul Niver Fimbel

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Paul Niver Fimbel, age 101, died at home on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, surrounded by his family. In November, as the oldest resident of Hollis, he became the holder of the Boston Post Cane. The son of the late Edward and Carlotta (Niver) Fimbel, he was born on October 6, 1913, in Newark, N.J. …

William Hart Jr.

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William Hart Jr. died Saturday May 16, 2015 at Wheelock Terrace in Hanover, New Hampshire. He was 90 and had been in declining health in recent years. He was born on July 11, 1924 in Leominster, Massachusetts, the youngest of five children of William and Katherine (Lilley) Hart. …

B. Eleanor (Ellie) LosKamp

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B. Eleanor (Ellie) LosKamp, 84, resident of Brookline, NH, passed away on May 24, 2015 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, NH, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Philadelphia, PA on August 2, 1930, a daughter of Samuel G. and Estella (Barnes) Newton. …

Barbra A. Anaskevich Martineau

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The lovely Barbara A. Anaskevich Martineau, 71, longtime resident of Merrimack, NH peacefully went to Heaven on Sunday May 24, 2015. She was born in Cambridge, MA on Oct. 5, 1943, a daughter of the late William and Mary (Boyle) Dykens. Barbara passed away very peacefully in her beautiful warm and loving home, with soft jazz playing, candles burning and …

Rhonda ‘Ronni’ Beth Karlsberg

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Rhonda “Ronni” Beth (Baker) Karlsberg, 66, died at the Stanley Tibbet Home in Needham, MA, on May 25, 2015 with members of her devoted family and friends at her side. She was born on August 18, 1948, in Boston, Mass, a daughter to the late Maurice and Ruth Baker. Ronni was the widow of Alan Karlsberg, who died on June …

Maurice ‘Moe’ Gagnon

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After a long and courageous battle with cancer, Moe died peacefully surrounded by family at Home Health & Hospice Care on May 24 in Merrimack, NH at the age of 70. Moe is survived by his wife Joanne; their children: Scott and his wife Tracy and their two children Jasmine and Summer of Nashua, NH; Alyssa and her two children …

Deborah ‘Debbie’ (Nelson) Dionne

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Deborah “Debbie” (Nelson) Dionne, 65, of Hudson, NH passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 20, 2015 succumbing to a short battle with cancer. Born January 10, 1950 in Nashua to the late Miles and Louise Nelson. After graduating from Hollis High School in 1969, Debbie married her beloved best friend Raymond J. Dionne, of Nashua, on June 4, …

Charles Allen Dancy III

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Charles Allen Dancy III, known affectionately as “Chip,” of Merrimack, NH, died Sunday, surrounded by his loved ones. He was 68. Chip was the eldest child of Capt. …

Lorraine Carrol (Johnson) Kitzman

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Lorraine Carrol (Johnson) Kitzman, 79, of Nashua, passed away on May 22, 2015 at Greenbrier Terrace. She was born on May 15, 1936 and grew up in Minneapolis, MN, the second oldest of eleven children of Sigurd and Grace (Sanberg) Johnson. Lorraine quit school when she was 14 to work and help support her family, but later earned her GED. …

Lucien ‘Lou’ Chouinard

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Lucien “Lou” Chouinard, 68, died at Brigham and Women’s Hospital surrounded by his family on May 22, 2015 following a lengthy illness. Lou was born on September 19, 1946, in Lowell, MA, a son of the late Henry and Gertrude (Comtois) Chouinard. He was the husband of Sheila (Martel) Chouinard, whom he married on February 14, 1998. They shared over …


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May 26, 2015

Elizabeth Andrews Rideout

Elizabeth Andrews Rideout, “Betty,” 88, of North Reading MA, died at Winchester Hospital on Thursday, May 21, following a brief illness. Betty was born in Somerville MA on June 5, 1926, the daughter of the late Pearl K. Andrews and Marguerite (Taylor) Andrews. Raised in Belmont MA, Betty was a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1944. In her …

Jean D. Mara

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Jean D. Mara, 80, of Nashua and formerly of Lowell, MA, widow of Edward E. Mara, passed away at her home, Thursday morning, May 21, 2015 with her loving family by her side after a long illness. A resident of Nashua since 1972, Mrs. …

John Patrick Diggins Jr.

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John Patrick Diggins, Jr. 87, of Goffstown, NH and a former longtime resident of Merrimack, NH died Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home. He was born in Nashua, NH on March 22, 1928, a son of the late John P. …

Carolyn (Nicholas) Guay

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Carolyn (Nicholas) Guay, 77, of Hudson, NH died Thursday May 21, 2015 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH surrounded by loving family. Carolyn was born on June 24, 1937 in Miami, Florida, daughter of the late Clarence J. and Inez (Singleton) Nicholas and was also predeceased by a husband, Nicholas H. Guay (2009). Carolyn loved vacationing in Key …

Juliette M. Blais

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Juliette M. Blais, 86, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2015 at the Courville in Manchester, with her family by her side. She was born on October 19, 1928, the daughter of the late Wilfred and Irene (Goulet) Blais. She loved to spend her time taking care of her grandchildren as well as spending time gardening and tending her flowers. …

Lyla Elaine (Smith) Onsruth

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Lyla Elaine (Smith) Onsruth, 98, formerly of White River Jct., VT died Monday, May 25, 2015 at The Pines Rehabilitation and Health Center, Lyndonville, VT. She was born September 17, 1916 in Windham, VT, daughter of Harold E and Maybelle (Severance) Smith. Lyla attended schools in Windham and Brattleboro, VT. Lyla and Lindell H Onsruth were married on January 1, …

Elizabeth Andrews Rideout

Elizabeth Andrews Rideout, “Betty,” 88, of North Reading MA, died at Winchester Hospital on Thursday, May 21, following a brief illness. Betty was born in Somerville MA on June 5, 1926, the daughter of the late Pearl K. Andrews and Marguerite (Taylor) Andrews. Raised in Belmont MA, Betty was a graduate of Belmont High School, Class of 1944. In her …

May 24, 2015

Jane Skelly

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Jane (Wright) Skelly of Vonore, TN died unexpectedly on Monday April 27, 2015, at age 68. Jane was born on June 7,1946 in Nashua, NH and grew up in Hollis, NH. While attending Hollis High School, she was accepted as a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Dramatics club, Chorale, on staff of the Yearbook, as …

Arleen W. Osborn

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On May 18, 2015 Arleen W. Osborn, daughter of Herbert B. and Sadie A. …

Paul N. Fimbel

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Paul Niver Fimbel, age 101, died at home on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, surrounded by his family. In November, as the oldest resident of Hollis, he became the holder of the Boston Post Cane. The son of the late Edward and Carlotta (Niver) Fimbel, he was born on October 6, 1913, in Newark, N.J. …

Richard E. Norcross

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Norcross, Richard E. of Nashua, NH formerly of Watertown, MA passed away on Thursday morning May 21, 2015 in the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua after a period of declining health. A son of the late William W. …

John Patrick Diggins Jr.

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John Patrick Diggins, Jr. 87, of Goffstown, NH and a former longtime resident of Merrimack, NH died Friday, May 22, 2015 at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home. He was born in Nashua, NH on March 22, 1928, a son of the late John P. …

Jean D. Mara

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Jean D. Mara, 80, of Nashua and formerly of Lowell, MA, widow of Edward E. Mara, passed away at her home, Thursday morning, May 21, 2015 with her loving family by her side after a long illness. A resident of Nashua since 1972, Mrs. …

May 23, 2015

Glendon Russell Howson

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Former Nashua resident Glendon Russell Howson of Reno, NV, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Mr. Howson was born July 4, 1919, in Detroit, MI. …

May 22, 2015

Grafton James Brown

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Grafton (Hap) James Brown, 90, died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on May 20th, 2015, from complications due to prostate cancer. He was born on July 6, 1924 and raised in Medford, MA by his late parents, Leon Frank and Winifred Brown. He leaves behind a loving wife, Evelyn, of 65 years; and four children Frank (Chris) Brown of …

Frank J. Desort

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MERRIMACK, NH – Frank J. Desort, Jr. 75, of Merrimack, NH, and former resident of Chelmsford, MA, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2015 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH, surrounded by his loving family. …

Mary Milbury

Mary Milbury, 65, of Mason, NH, died at the Dartmouth Medical Center, after a long illness. She was born on November 14, 1949 in Fitchburg, MA. She was the daughter of the late John R. …

May 21, 2015

Jena Diane Day

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Jena Diane Day, 65 of Windham, NH died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with leukemia. She was born April 1, 1950 in Manchester, NH, a daughter of Leonie (Charest) and the late Nicholas Horeanopoulos. Jena was raised in Bedford, NH prior to relocating to …

Sandra M. Putney

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Sandra M. Putney (Lajewski) passed away on May 1, 2015 at the Hospice House in Merrimack NH. She is survived by her husband David Y. …

Robert J. Walker Jr.

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Robert J. Walker, Jr., 65, died peacefully at his home in Nashua on Sunday, May 17, 2015. A resident of Nashua for many years, Mr. Walker was born September 19, 1949 in Peabody MA, son of Despina (Rafael) Walker and the late Robert J. …