Obituaries

Donald Deschenes

NASHUA - Donald Deschenes, 78, of Nashua, died peacefully Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at his home to be with his Jesus. He was surrounded by his loving family. Donald was born in Hollis, NH on March 3, 1938. He was the beloved son of the late Adelie (Dionne) and Jean Baptiste Deschenes. He ...

Joanne D. Gagnon

Joanne D. Gagnon, 85, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, Nov. 9th after a brief illness. Joanne was born in Lowell, MA where she attended St. Louis School and Academy. She later earned her Paralegal Certificate from Rivier University. During her career she worked as a secretary and ...

Deborah E. Fortier

Deborah E. (Winslow) Fortier, 63, of Nashua, wife of Stanley J. Fortier, passed away Sunday evening, November 6, 2016 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of this city, Debbie was born on May 17, 1953, daughter of the late Donald R. and Joyce ...

Herman Brownstein

Herman (“Browny”) Brownstein, 98, died peacefully at the Courville at Manchester, NH, on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Browny was born May 21, 1918, in New York City to Jacob Brownstein and Helen Tannenbaum, both Russian immigrants. He met the love of his life, Harriet, a ...

Rachel L. Pelletier

Rachel L. Pelletier, 91, of Bedford, NH passed away on Sunday November 6th, 2016 at the Catholic Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Born in Nashua on March 21st, 1925, she was the daughter of Alfred and Lauriane (Fecteau) Belanger. She was educated in the Nashua public school ...

John E. Powell Jr.

John E. Powell Jr., 84, of Hudson, was born on August 8, 1932, in Stoneham, MA. He said his final goodbye on November 2, 2016, at home, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Caroline, and their children: Susan Dagenais and husband Scott; Karen Powell; Sandra Stromin and husband ...

Alan Blannin

Alan Blannin, 61, of Hollis, NH, husband of Debra S. (McCubrey) Blannin, passed away Sunday morning, November 6, 2016 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. A complete obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Sunday, November 13th edition of The Telegraph. Arrangements are ...

Dana Charles Hastings

Dana Hastings, 29 lost his heroic battle with addiction on November 6, 2016. He was born on September 3, 1987 in Nashua, NH. He was the son of Allyson Charette Hastings, and the late Charles Hastings. Dana was a true New England sports fan. In his younger years, he was MVP pitcher in Little ...

Irene G. Mercier

NASHUA, N.H. – Irene G. Mercier, 88, died peacefully on October 19, 2016 at St. Joseph Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Irene was born on July 27, 1928 to the late Aldege and Laura (Casista) Gamache and had spent 64 tender years of marriage to the late Roger L. ...

Lucile C. Dawson

Lucile (Clendinning) Dawson, 79, of Nashua, NH, passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Chicago, IL on November 30, 1936, and raised in East Orange, NJ, she was graduated from Wheaton (MA) College in 1958, and married to her loving husband Jim Dawson ...

Robert L. Swallow

Robert L. Swallow, 86, of Amherst, NH, passed away suddenly early the morning of Thursday, November 3rd, 2016. Robert was born March 10, 1930 in Concord, MA, the son of his beloved father George Chester Swallow and mother Hazel Steed Swallow. Robert graduated from Boston Latin School and ...

Allison R. Whalon

MILFORD, NH - Allison R. Whalon, 22, lifelong resident of Milford, NH died on November 1, 2016 at her home. She was born in Nashua, NH on December 1, 1993, the daughter of Roger W. Whalon of Milford and Michele Gaulden of Greensboro, NC. Allison graduated from Conval Regional High School, ...

Teresa Marie Gilchrist

Teresa Marie Gilchrist, 62, of Litchfield, NH, passed away from cancer on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. She was born on August 12, 1954 in Malden, MA, to John and Mildred (Pierce) McIsaac. A life-long supporter of drum corps, she met the love of her ...

Robert A. Banuskevich

NASHUA, NH - Robert A. Banuskevich, 69, passed away on October 30th, at home. Robert was born in Nashua on August 3, 1947 to the late Joseph and Agnes (Drobysc) Banuskevich. He was the husband to the late Barbara (Wagner) Banuskevich. Robert served proudly in the United States Army before ...

Joseph Russell ‘Russ’ Scheider

Joseph Russell "Russ" Scheider, 83, of Merrimack passed away on Wednesday November 3rd, 2016 at his home after a period of declining health. He was born in Southampton, Long Island, NY on June 30, 1933 to the late Joseph R. Scheider and Elizabeth A. (Wilcox) Longa. In 1941, ...

Rachel Elizabeth Brownstein

Rachel Elizabeth Brownstein, 17, of Nashua, NH died at her home Thursday, November 3, 2016. Born July 31, 1999 in Nashua, she was the daughter of Scott and Risa (Sands) Brownstein, of Nashua. Rachel was a junior at Nashua HS North and was a member of Destination Imagination. Rachel was also a ...

Robert Joseph Lozeau

Robert Joseph Lozeau, 84, went peacefully home to be with the Lord on Nov. 2nd, 2016. He was born in Nashua, NH and resided in Ormond Beach, Florida. His parents were Eucharist and Elphema (Heroux) Lozeau who owned Ideal Dairy of Nashua, NH. Robert leaves behind his wife Phyllis (Paradise) ...

James ‘Jimmy’ Briand

James Michael "Jimmy" Briand, 28, of Nashua, died unexpectedly on October 31, 2016 in Lawrence, Massachusetts. He was born on June 1, 1988 in Nashua, New Hampshire, a son of Georgette (Briand) Massey and her husband Henry Lee Massey Sr. of North Carolina, and his father, ...

Jo-Ann (Chicres) Wollen

Jo-Ann (Chicres) Wollen, 66, of Venice, FL and formerly of Merrimack, NH, died Sunday, October 30, 2016 from complications of MS. She was born July 5, 1950 in Lowell, MA, daughter of the late John and Georgia (Kalivas) Chicres. Jo-Ann was the beloved wife of Thomas Wollen of Venice, FL, with ...

Arlene Normandie Leech

Arlene Normandie Leech died peacefully on November 2, 2016. She was 91. Arlene Leech was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on April 28, 1925 to John and Mabel Normandie. Arlene graduated from Lowell High School and was praised for being a diligent and enthusiastic student. Arlene went on to ...