Obituaries

Carolyn Elizabeth Drake MD

“There is nothing that can equal the treasure of so many shared memories…” Carolyn Elizabeth Drake MD, FOCOG, 61, of Gilford New Hampshire died on September 27, 2018 peacefully at her home with family and friends in attendance. She was born on December 3, 1956 in Pasadena California, to ...

Diane (DeeDee) Santos

Diane (DeeDee) Santos, 67, spouse of Pamela Thornton of Baldwinsville, NY, left us unexpectedly in her sleep on September 25th, 2018. Born December 18th, 1950, in Nashua, NH, DeeDee was the daughter of Arthur and Gertrude Messier of Hudson, NH. She graduated from Alvirne High School, ...

Dana W. Milley

Dana W. Milley, 71, of Nashua died peacefully at St. Joesph Hospital on September 20, 2018. He was born in Framingham, MA, a son of the late Donald and Jacqueline “Jackie” (Therriault) Milley. Dana flew helicopters in the Vietnam War for the United States Army, 90th Aviation Company, 517th ...

Elizabeth M. Cave

MILFORD, NH – Elizabeth Marie Cave, better known to her friends and family as Betty, passed away on October 4th, 2018 at the age of 86 while residing at the Elms Nursing Home in Milford, NH. A longtime resident of Milford, she was born in Marlborough, MA on May 5, 1932, but grew up in and ...

Nancy Cant

Nancy Margaret Cant, 81, of Nashua, NH and formerly of Wood-Ridge, NJ, passed away at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH on Friday, October 5th, 2018 due to a sudden illness accompanied by a period of declining health.  Born in Jersey City, NJ on January 25, 1937, Nancy was the ...

John ‘Mike’ Shea

John “Mike” Shea, 74, of Nashua, NH passed away Wednesday October 3 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. He was the beloved husband of Colleen (Durkin) Shea. Born in Arlington, MA on July 8, 1944, he was the son of the late George and Addie (Bonomi) Shea. Mike attended Boston ...

Gary F. Post

Gary F. Post, 74, born February 25, 1944 in Philadelphia, PA, passed away in Lakeland, FL on Monday, September 3, 2018. As a teen, he moved from Philadelphia to Nashua, attending Nashua schools and the First Congregational Church. Gary graduated with the Nashua HS Class of 1962 , continuing ...

Cheryl A. McQuaid

Cheryl A. McQuaid passed away on September 29, 2018 after a long fought battle with cancer. Cheryl was born in Lowell, MA on September 10, 1957. She has lived in Hudson, NH for 46 years at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McQuaid. Cheryl was a graduate of Alvirne High School with ...

William J. ‘Bill’ McMahon

William J. “Bill” McMahon, 89, of Warner, NH, formerly of Nashua and Hudson, passed away early Monday morning, October 1, 2018 at Pine Rock Manor in Warner, after a period of declining health. Born in Nashua on August 11, 1929, he was a son of the late Augustus and Helen McMahon. ...

Patrick George Collette

Patrick George Collette (85) of Ashburn, VA and formally of Milford and Merrimack, NH, passed away suddenly at his home September 26, 2018. Patrick was born July 20, 1933 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to Eleanor (Mackee) and Henry Lake Collett. A resident for the past 9 years of Ashby Ponds ...

Joseph L. ‘Gerry’ Niquette

Joseph L. “Gerry” Niquette, 80, a longtime resident of Milford, NH, died on October 2, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Nashua, NH, on August 14, 1938, the son of Aristide and Rita (Hudon) Niquette. He was raised and educated in Nashua, NH, and graduated from ...

Michael Darrah

Michael Darrah passed away on April 1, 2018. He worked at Kollsman and BAE Systems. He is survived by his wife Patricia (Racine) of Daytona Beach, Florida, and daughter Heather of Holly Hill, Florida. Burial will be private at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery. Atlantis Cremation, 700 ...

Frederick William Sarstedt

Frederick Sarstedt, died 1 October 2018 at Hunt Community in Nashua, New Hampshire. Fred was born Friedrich Wilhelm August Sarstedt to Wilhelm and Bertha Sarstedt on 9 November 1919 in Hannover, Germany. He sang in the boy choir at St. John’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed exploring the ...

Margaret Leonora (Kulikowski) Woitkowski

Margaret Leonora (Kulikowski) Woitkowski of Nashua, NH, passed away too soon on October 2, 2018. A bright light in the world has been extinguished. She is survived by her only child, Roberta Woitkowski, cousins Priscilla Slatunas and Edmund Wolodzko, of Nashua, Richard and Sandra Walent of ...

Albert Roland Lavoie

Albert Roland Lavoie, 76, passed away on September 30th with family by his side. He was born on June 27, 1942 in Nashua, a son of the late Wilfrid and Marie Rose (Lavoie) Lavoie. Al was a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He was a communicant of the Parish of the resurrection where ...

Ann Marie Weaver

Ann Marie Weaver, age 86, of Leesburg Florida passed away on Sunday September 30, 2018 after a lengthy battle of several illnesses. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Clinton Melvin Weaver, Sr.; her 5 children, Clinton M Weaver Jr, Ellen Weaver-Boivin, Christopher J Weaver, ...

Brenda C. (Godsell) Paterson

Brenda C. (Godsell) Paterson, age 82, longtime resident of Merrimac, died in the comfort of her home and in the presence of her loving family on Sunday morning, September 30, 2018, eleven days after her thirty first wedding anniversary to Donald Paterson. Born Brenda C. Godsell in Cheltenham, ...

Caroline ‘Carol’ O. Grandy

Caroline “Carol” O. Grandy, 81, a long-time resident of Hudson, NH, passed away peacefully on the morning of Saturday, September 22, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was born Dragica Harsagi, on March 29, 1937 in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, before immigrating to the U.S. on Valentine’s Day ...

Theresa R. Santerre

NASHUA- Theresa R. Santerre, 88, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua. Theresa was born in Nashua on June 20, 1930 and was the beloved daughter of the late Adelard and Anne (Plourde) Santerre. For many years, she was employed as ...

Gary L. Francis Sr.

Gary L. Francis, Sr., 70, resident of Milford, NH died on September 28, 2018 at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH. He was born in Burlington, VT on December 2, 1947, a son of Lila (Shepard) Francis of Burlington, VT and the late Albert C. Francis, where he was raised and educated. Gary ...