Obituaries

Elizabeth (Betty Lou) Shirley

Elizabeth (Betty Lou) Shirley passed peacefully at home under hospice care in May 2016. Betty Lou was a loving mother, president of E.S. Appraisals Inc. and active at First Church, Nashua, and Hannah Dustin Quilt Guild. She is lovingly remembered by her sister Mary Ann; husband Fred; children ...

James T. Blaine

James T. Blaine, 73, a longtime Hollis resident, died at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua on May 14, 2016. Mr. Blaine was born in Northbridge, Massachusetts, on June 13, 1942, a son of the late Edward J. and Viola M. (Thompson) Blaine Sr. Most recently, Mr. Blaine had worked as a courier for ...

Donna Jane Gora

Donna Jane Gora, 64, died on May 16, 2016, at Southern NH Medical Center in Nashua. She was born on December 1, 1951, in Nashua, the daughter of the late Clarence and Madlyn (Peters) Gora. Donna was an avid bingo player and a devoted mother, grandmother and friend. She loved to laugh and ...

Yvonne E. Mitchell

Yvonne E. Mitchell, 82, widow of Peter R. Mitchell, passed away Sunday evening, May 15, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital. Yvonne was born in Londonderry, NH, to the late George L. and Ernestine (Lapointe) Lajoie. One of eight, her and her siblings grew up and attended schools in the Nashua ...

Maurice A. ‘KID SHARKEY’ Sposato

Maurice A. "KID SHARKEY" Sposato passed away on May 13, 2016, at Kindred Greenbriar Nursing Home in Nashua, NH. Maurice was born on May 22, 1917, in upstate NY. As a young adult, he enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was wounded in the Battle of Tarawa, losing two toes, and ...

Barbara Louise (Leahy) Bush

Barbara Louise (Leahy) Bush, 88, of Hudson, NH, died Sunday, May 15, 2016, at her residence in Hudson. She was born February 11, 1928, in Dorchester, MA, daughter of the late William F. and Gertrude (Kral) Leahy. She was predeceased by her husband, Fred J. Bush, in 1995. She was also ...

Mark Ducharme

UXBRIDGE, Mass. - Mark Ducharme, 57, formerly of Wilton, NH, passed away on Sat., May 14, 2016, after a brief illness. He is survived by his four children, Caitlin DiMartino and her husband Philip, Peter Ducharme and his wife Carly, Michael Ducharme, and Matthew Ducharme; siblings James ...

Judith M. Pelletier

Judith Mary (Gay) Pelletier, 69, of Hudson, wife of Michael R. Pelletier, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 15, 2016, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, with her loving family by her side, after a brief illness. A daughter of the late George Ollie and Priscilla G. (Mears) Gay, she ...

Mary Louise Welsh

Mary Louise Welsh, 91, of Litchfield, NH, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, in her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lowell, MA, on September 22, 1924, a daughter of the late Owen and Rose (Reynolds) McQuaid. She was raised and educated in Lowell, where she attended ...

Richard ‘Dick’ E. Bellemore

Richard "Dick" E. Bellemore, 63, of Merrimack, NH, died Saturday, May 14, 2016, at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH. He was born in Manchester, NH, on April 7, 1953, a son of Lorraine (Tanguay) Bellemore of Merrimack and the late Roger E. Bellemore Sr., who died in ...

Frances Ilean Liva

Frances Ilean Liva, 96, of Nashua, NH, and former resident of North Myrtle Beach, SC, and Lexington, MA, died at Langdon Place in Nashua on May 14th, surrounded by her loved ones. Born April 4, 1920, in Boston, MA, she was daughter of the late Judson and Agnes (Porter) Terris and widow of ...

Mildred M. York

Mildred M. York, 98, of Nashua, widow of Richard M. York, passed away Sunday morning, May 15, 2016, at Kindred - Greenbriar Terrace Healthcare in Nashua. Mrs. York was born in Littleton, NH, on August 8, 1917, one of nine children of the late Frank and Elsie Fenoff. She resided in Littleton ...

Aphrodite ‘Dee’ Hondrokostas

Aphrodite "Dee" Hondrokostas, 91, of Nashua, passed away on May 11, 2016, at St. Joseph Hospital. She was born in Nashua, NH, on February 11, 1925, daughter of the late James and Magdaline (Nagios) Hondrokostas. Aphrodite liked to be called "Dee" and she ...

Renee Westerman

Renee Westerman, 87, of Nashua, NH died on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Courville at Nashua. Mrs. Westerman was born on February 16, 1929 in Chelsea, MA. She was the daughter of the late Abraham and Ida (Kaufman) Davis and widow of Bernard Westerman, who died June 28, 2011 and whom she married ...

Hugh Donald ‘Don’ Logan

A celebration of life service will held for Hugh Donald "Don" Logan on May 21 at 2 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 20 Elm St. in Milford. Donald, 75, passed away peacefully in the company of his family on March 2. He was a devoted father, loving husband, ...

Daniel J. Rafferty

Daniel J. Rafferty, Jr., 94, of Milford died on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016, at the Elms in Milford, after a period of declining health. He was born in Hudson, NH on January 13, 1922, to the late Helena Belle (Reynolds) and Daniel Rafferty, Sr. Dan served in the U.S. Navy during World War II ...

Marcia Hanson

DUMMER, NH - Marcia Hanson, 83, of Dummer, NH, died May 10, 2016. She was born on December 13, 1932, the daughter of Roy and Edith (Kinne) Burrows and was raised and educated in Lowell, MA. She came to NH after her retirement from Westford, MA in 1990. Family includes her sons, Rick Hanson of ...

Theresa M. (Ravenelle) Cote

Theresa M. (Ravenelle) Cote, 89, of Nashua, widow of Edgar N. Cote, passed away Friday morning, May 13, 2016, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of this city, Theresa was born in Nashua on June 25, 1926, a daughter of the late Luc J.B. and ...

Marc Dobens Pelletier

Marc Dobens Pelletier, 57, of Fayetteville, GA, passed away peacefully after a long illness on May 10, 2016, at the Emory University Hospital/Hospice Midtown in Atlanta, GA with his family by his side. He was born on November 11, 1958 in Manchester, NH and was the son of Elizabeth A. (Dobens) ...

Abigail Kaye Merrell

When she was born, we chose to focus on a child that "could be" not on a child that "could have been." Tuesday, May 3rd she unexpectedly earned her angel wings and our focus has changed again. We are now choosing to focus on a life lived, not on a life ...