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Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

January 22, 2017

Raymond J. Basiliere

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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. Ray was born in Burlington, VT in 1926, one of three children. He was the son of Beatrice Marie Basiliere and …

Patricia Anna (Rodier) Nesbit

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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. …

Frances T. Basiliere

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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 …

Merita Thibodeau

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Merita St. Onge Thibodeau, 69 of Nashua, N.H. passed away peacefully at her home on January 12, 2017, after a lengthy illness. …

Raymond L. Gravelle

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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. 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 …

May J. Hurley

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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. She was born in Warren, NH on May 7, 1928, a daughter of the late Clarence and Lucy (Fisher) Moses. May worked in the cafeteria at Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH for …


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January 20, 2017

Mary Jean (Conley) Ewalt

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NASHUA – Mary Jean Ewalt, age 89, a resident of Nashua passed away at Community Hospice House on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. She was the beloved wife of 29 years to Burton E. Ewalt, who passed away on March 24, 1978. Born in Boston, Massachusetts on November 22, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Edward M. and Gladys …

Kathleen Mary Aitchison

On December 11, 2016 Kathleen Mary Aitchison (McKenna) passed peacefully in her sleep at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a period of declining health. Kathleen, born August 11, 1938, is the daughter of Gertrude M. …

George F. Moulton

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George F. Moulton, 80 years old, a longtime resident of Nashua, died on January 18, 2017 at the Northwood Nursing Home in Lowell, MA. A loving father, grandpa and husband, he was born on September 11, 1936 in Lowell, MA, the son of Anna (Cregg) and George F. Moulton and a graduate of Lowell High School, class of 1955. …

Louise Marie Lavigne

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Louise Marie Lavigne, (née Cartier), passed away peacefully at Ledgewood Bay Assisted Living Facility in Milford, NH, on January 6, 2017, at the age of 81. Louise lived with Alzheimer’s disease for many years, though she never lost her grace, her charm, or her smile. Louise was born December 10, 1935, in Haverhill MA, to Alphage and Blanche (Proulx) Cartier. …

Bertha A. Laliberte

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Bertha A. (Soucy) Laliberte, 80, of Danvers, MA and formerly of Nashua, passed away Wednesday morning, January 18, 2017 at Beverly Hospital in Beverly, MA. A resident of the New England Homes for the Deaf in Danvers since March of 2014, Mrs. Laliberte was born in Madawaska, Maine on June 15, 1936, a daughter of the late Edmond and Yvette …

January 19, 2017

James R. Cannon

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Cannon, James. R. “Jim” Jr. …

Deborah S. Button

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North Waterford, Maine – Deborah Sue Button, 65, of Lyndeborough passed away on January 16, 2017 in North Waterford, Maine. Deb lived a life that touched the hearts of everyone who really knew her. Dedicated to her family and school community, Deb truly enriched the lives of all she cared for. …

Edgar Charles Smith

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WEARE, N.H. – Edgar Charles (Smitty) Smith of Weare, NH. Born June 3, 1954 and passed on January 16, 2017 after a long period of declining health. Born in Nashua, NH to Vernon Charles and Sylvia Grace (Colburn) Smith. Graduated from Nashua High School in 1972 and proudly served in the US Air Force. …

Carmen St. Onge

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Carmen St. Onge, 90, formerly of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully Saturday morning, January 14, 2017 at Laurel Place in Hudson. She was born in Quebec, Canada on December 25, 1926, a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Marie Anne (Brassard) Levesque. Before moving to Nashua, she was educated in Canada. …

Barbara Joy Pouliot

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DOVER, NH – Barbara Joy Pouliot, 90 years old, a resident of Wells, Maine formerly of Nashua, NH, died Monday January 16, 2017 at Bellamy Fields Assisted Living Facility in Dover, NH after a brief illness. Barbara was born in Sanford, Maine on April 27, 1926, a daughter of Herman and Marion (Mitchell) Joy and graduated from Sanford High School …

Kenneth Norman Michaud

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Kenneth Norman “Ken” Michaud, 63, of Nashua, died peacefully at his home on Friday, January 13, 2017. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on FRIDAY, January 20th from 4 until 5:30 PM at ANCTIL-ROCHETTE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 21 Kinsley Street, Nashua. A service will be held in the funeral home at 5:30 PM. …

Dr. Wilfrid Fortin

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In Memoriam Dr. Wilfrid Fortin June 22, 1935 January 19, 2015 2nd Anniversary You will always be with us in thought and in prayer. We love you and we miss you. Lovingly remembered, Jeanne, Celine, John, Kara, Kendall, Dave, Christine, Harris, Hannah, Sam, Elise, Ron, Benny, Addie …

January 18, 2017

Richard Crandall

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Richard Crandall, 76, of Hudson, NH, died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Heritage Manor in Lowell, MA, surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 2, 1940 in Beverly, MA, son of the late Arthur and Mary (Musial) Crandall. Richard was also predeceased by a brother, Arthur Crandall. Richard was the husband of Diane (Jasinski) Crandall of Hudson, …

Basil Harris Jr.

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Basil Harris, Jr., 69, husband of Mary Werner Harris, passed away peacefully at home in Brookline, New Hampshire on Sunday, January 15, 2017 surrounded by his wife and children. Born in New York, New York, and raised in Rye, NY, he was the eldest son of the late Dr. Basil Harris and Marie Murray Harris. Basil attended Fairfield Preparatory School, …

Wanda Sankiewicz

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Wanda Sankiewicz. Born Dec.18, 1917 in N.H. Died Dec. …

Armand ‘Pete’ H. Marquis

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Armand "Pete" H. Marquis, 85 of Crystal River FL, went home to be with our Lord on Sunday January 15, 2017, after ongoing health issues. Pete was born in Nashua NH to Albert J. & Yvonne Marquis on April 5, 1931. …

Gregory Michael Charbonneau

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Gregory Michael Charbonneau was born on March 5th, 1987 in Nashua, NH. He was a passionate fisherman his entire life, and was happiest when he was by the water. Greg loved all animals, with a particular fondness for dogs, snakes, alligators, and other reptiles. …

Carmen St. Onge

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Carmen St. Onge, 90, formerly of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully Saturday morning, January 14, 2017 at Laurel Place in Hudson. She was born in Quebec, Canada on December 25, 1926, a daughter of the late Lorenzo and Marie Anne (Brassard) Levesque. Before moving to Nashua, she was educated in Canada. She had worked for Nashua Corporation for 17 years …

Richard E. Shamp Jr.

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BROOKLINE, NH - Richard E. Shamp, Jr., 57, longtime resident of Brookline, NH, died on January 15, 2017 at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA. He was born in Germany on October 23, 1959, a son of Evelyn (Roe) Shamp of West Palm Beach, FL and the late Richard E. Shamp, Sr. …

Bertha N. ‘Betty’ Kazlauskas

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Bertha N. "Betty" Kazlauskas, 96, a resident of the Hunt Community in Nashua since 1997, and widow of former Nashua funeral director Charles F. Kazlauskas, passed away Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017 at her home at the Hunt Community. A Nashua native, Betty was born on November 3, 1920, a daughter of the late James and Elizabeth (Swakla) Wollen. …

Kenneth Norman Michaud

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NASHUA - Kenneth Norman "Ken" Michaud, 63, died peacefully at his home on Friday, January 13, 2017. Ken was born in Nashua on December 17, 1953; he was the son of the late Norman O. and Marcella (Theiss) Michaud. He was educated in the Nashua school system and was a graduate of Nashua High School. Most recently, Ken was employed …

John Benham Spring

John Benham Spring, 80, died Saturday of complications from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's at his home in Gearhart, Oregon. His partner of 49 years, Susan Spring, was by his side. John was born in 1936, to Ethel Benham and John Denison Spring in Nashua, NH. Known to childhood friends and neighbors as "Jack," he graduated Nashua High School in 1953, …

Armande ‘Mandy’ (Turgeon) Hughes

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Armande "Mandy" (Turgeon) Hughes, 89, passed away Sunday morning, January 15, 2017 in the comfort of her home surrounded by those who loved her. She died with dignity and grace which is how she lived. Armande was the youngest of 13 children born to the late Adjutor and Marie Louise Turgeon in Somersworth, New Hampshire. She was educated at St. …

James Daniel Cobleigh

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James Daniel Cobleigh, 86, of Nashua, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. James was born on March 27, 1930 in Tyngsboro, MA, a son of the late Frank and Anna (Burton) Cobleigh. He was the husband of the late Shirley (Potter) Cobleigh. They were married on May 26, 1951 in Nashua …

Diane Spaulding Tong

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Diane Spaulding Tong, 78, died Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. She was born on January 5, 1939 in Nashua, NH. Diane, a lifelong resident of Nashua, was the daughter of Laurence and Phyllis Spaulding. Diane graduated from Nashua High School in 1956 and graduated from Wheelock College, Boston in 1960 with a BS …

Caylin M. Bowen

BROOKLINE, NH - Caylin M. Bowen, 19, resident of Brookline, NH died on January 13, 2017 at her home. She was born in Nashua, NH on May 6, 1997, a daughter of Alisa (Bowen) Mayo of Brookline, NH and Craig Linatsas of Merrimack, NH. Caylin graduated from Hollis Brookline High School, Class of 2014 and was recently employed by Harvest …

January 17, 2017

Normand E. Ouellette

NASHUA - Normand Ernest Ouellette, 82, died peacefully at his home, Friday, January 6, 2017. Normand was born in Nashua on December 29, 1934. He was the son of the late Romeo and Juliette (Rivard) Ouellette. For many years, he was employed as a carpenter as well as a musician. He worked with many Nashville artists where he also backed …

Janet Ruth (Matthes) McGonigle

Janet Ruth (Matthes) McGonigle, 80, passed away January 5, 2017 due to natural causes. Born January 30, 1936, Janet last resided in Nashua, NH, and was also a former resident of Bristol, NH, and Brookfield, MA. Originally from Wilmington, DE, Janet is survived by her sister Mary Lou (Matthes) Wilson, sons John McGonigle III, and James McGonigle, granddaughters Stacey (McGonigle) …

Richard H. ‘Dick’ Irish

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SEBAGO, Maine - Richard H. "Dick" Irish, 82, of the Hancock Pond Road passed away on January 15, 2017 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough from a very aggresive form of cancer after only seven weeks. He was married to school time girlfriend, Claire Jewell, his partner and love of his life for 62 years. He served in the …

Raymond J. Duval

BROOKLINE, NH - Raymond J. Duval, 24, resident of Brookline, NH died on January 14, 2017 at the Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH as a result of injuries sustained in an auto/pedestrian accident in Hooksett, NH. He was born in Sacramento, CA on December 31, 1992, a son of James P. Duval of Brookline, NH and Jodi D. …

Mary-Ann Smith

Mary-Ann Smith, 92, formerly of Amherst and Nashua NH, died peacefully on December 26th 2016, at home in Santa Cruz, California, surrounded by people she loved. Mary-Ann was born on February 4, 1924 in Boston. While attending Wheelock College in the early '40s she met her future husband, Richard A. Smith. …

Stanley E. Hall

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Stanley E. Hall of Lynn Haven, Florida, passed away in his home and Real Estate office on December 16, 2016, a few days short of his 69th birthday. Born on December 30, 1947 in Natick, MA. He was the son of the late George R. …

January 16, 2017

Vivian C. (Girard) Desjardins

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NASHUA - Vivian C. (Girard) Desjardins, 78, died peacefully, Friday morning, January 13, 2017 at Courville Nursing Home with her husband by her side. She is the beloved wife of Conrad Desjardins who she shared 46 wonderful years of marriage. Vivian was born in Nashua on August 29, 1938 and was the daughter of the late Hector and Lillian (Levesque). …

Harold Weisman

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Harold Weisman, 84, of Nashua, NH passed away peacefully Saturday morning, January 14, 2017. Born June 22, 1932 in Revere, MA he was the son of Charles and Minnie Weisman. Married twice, he was predeceased by his first wife Lois Weisman of Revere and survived by his second wife Anne Rivers of Malden, although divorced, have remained dear friends. …

Claire M. (Shea) Sullivan

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Claire M. (Shea) Sullivan, 95, of Nashua, widow of former Nashua Mayor Dennis J. Sullivan, passed away Thursday morning, January 12, 2017 at the Courville at Nashua after a period of declining health. Mrs. …