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Obituaries

Today's Obituaries

May 1, 2016

Henry ‘Hank’ A. Peterson

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Henry "Hank" A. Peterson, of Londonderry, passed away on December 23, 2015. He was born on June 15, 1932 in Hurley, Wisconsin, son of John "JB" Peterson and Gertrud (Matila) Peterson. He is survived by his wife Anne and son Wayne, as well as his brother John G. …

George Edward Peal Jr.

NASHUA, NH - George Edward Peal Jr., 70, passed away April 21, 2016, at the Community Hospice, Merrimack, NH, with his family by his side. Born in Groton, MA, he was a longtime resident of Nashua, NH. George served proudly in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He leaves his loving wife of …

George Harold Brown

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Hudson - George Harold Brown, 88, died December 18, 2015, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill, Massachusetts, following a brief illness. He leaves his wife of 61 years, Ann (Cram) Brown; his daughter, Susan, his sons, Thomas and Daniel; daughters-in-law, Rachel and Louise; his sister, Margery Meader; 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews; and close friends. …

Cecile E. Finneral

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LOWELL Mrs. Cecile E. (Desharnais) Finneral, 84, a lifelong resident of Lowell, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016, at her home after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. …


Recent Obituaries

April 30, 2016

Linda L. (Barchard) Batcheller

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Linda L. (Barchard) Batcheller, 65, of Nashua, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at her home. Linda was born in Malden, MA on March 1, 1951, a daughter of Ellen (Bowie) Scriven of N. Andover, MA and the late Arnold Barchard. Linda graduated from Hesser College and continued her education at Mount Washington Community College, receiving her bachelor's …

Richard Maurice Cloutier

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With extreme sorrow, the family of Richard Maurice Cloutier, of Gerardmer, France, which to announce his passing. After a long battle with cancer, Richard leaves behind two sons, Philippe and Patrick; and a daughter, Claudette; along with his beloved wife, Micheline. He was predeceased by his father, Joseph Cloutier; and mother, Ella Levesque Cloutier. …

April 29, 2016

Jessie Rincicotti Anderson

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Jessie Rincicotti Ander­son, 83, resident of Milford, NH, died April 23, 2016, at her home, with the comfort of her family and pets surrounding her. She was born in New London, CT on March 17, 1933, daughter of John H. and Abbie (Cottrell) Rincicotti. Raised and educated in Connecti­cut, she graduated from Fitch High School in Gro­ton, CT, and Connecticut …

April 28, 2016

Jon A. Forsaith

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Jon A. Forsaith, "Pops," "Big Jon," "Papa Jon," 61, fought an 11-year battle with prostate cancer. He died at home on April 26, 2016, surrounded by his family. …

Cheryl A. (Davis) Oliver

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Cheryl A. (Davis) Oliver, 71, of Nashua passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 24, 2016, while at home. Cheryl was born in Niagara Falls, NY on December 10, 1944, a daughter of the late Stanley "Skip" and Lorraine (Walker) Davis. Cheryl was the lov­ing wife of Lawrence Oliver, of Nashua. Cheryl attended nursing school at Temple Univer­sity and was a …

Elizabeth A. ‘Beth’ Stewart

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Elizabeth A. "Beth" (Hor­vath) Stewart, 50, of Salem, NH, died Tuesday evening, April 26, at her residence, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Daytona Beach, FL, April 24, 1966, daughter of Alex­ander and Joanne (Oster) Horvath, of N. Hampton, NH. Her family moved to Philadelphia shortly after her birth, and Beth was ed­ucated there and graduated …

Mary-Jo Dymek

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Mary-Jo Dymek, 57, of Nashua, died an untimely death at her home on April 22, 2016. She was born in Nashua on April 27, 1958, daughter of the late Leonard Joseph and Eva Mary (Daniele­vitch) Carter. Mary-Jo enjoyed traveling to Hamp­ton beach to enjoy the amazing seafood; she loved to have a good din­ner. One of her greatest joys was …

April 27, 2016

James William Carroll

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James William Carroll, 79, of West Yarmouth, passed unexpectedly Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Cape Cod Community Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Watertown, Massachusetts and was predeceased by his wife Ethyl Louis Carroll; his parents Joseph and Jeanette Carroll; and his brother Robert Carroll. He is survived by his loving sister Mary Carroll Burgess; his …

Sister Yvonne Richard

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Sister Yvonne Richard, CSC (Sister Mary Edmond, martyr), 102, of the Sisters of Holy Cross, died April 24, 2016. Born in Canada on November 2, 1913, she was the daughter of Edmond and Zarela (Heon) Richard. Sister Yvonne earned a BA from Notre Dame College in Manchester. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Holy Cross in 1932 and …

Christopher Scott Simard

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Christopher Scott Simard, 50, of Barrington, NH, died Saturday, April 23, 2016, at his home. Born August 11, 1965 in Nashua, NH, he was the son of Gary Simard, of Tilton, NH and the late Carole (Harding) Deering. He was also predeceased by two sisters, Traci Kruger and Nicole Hulen. Christopher was employed as a fork truck operator at Malden …

Peter Dean Testa

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Peter Dean Testa, of Nashua, died at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack on April 22, 2016, with his wife and family at his side. He was born in Wilton on August 18, 1947, son of the late Peter and Mary (D'Atri) Testa. Mr. Testa was the husband of Susan (Burns) Testa, whom he married on August 14, 1971. They …

Alexander R. Macie

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Alexander R. Macie, 82, of Hudson, NH and Davenport, Florida, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2016, at Winter Haven Hospital in Winter Haven, FL, after a period of declining health. A resident of Hudson for many years, Mr. Macie was born in Irasburg, Vermont on August 21, 1933, a son of the late Victor and Florence (Gerow) Macie. …

Virginia P. Ecklund

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Virginia P. "Ginny" (Turmel) Ecklund died unexpectedly on April 24, 2016. Ginny was born at the family farmhouse in Hudson, NH, on December 25, 1937, the 11th of 13 children born to Octavia and David Turmel. She attended school in Hudson, NH, graduating from Alvirne High School in 1955. She was a stewardess for TWA for five years, based in …

April 26, 2016

Loretta J. LaJoie

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Loretta J. Lajoie, 86 of Nashua, NH, died Wednesday April 20, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loved ones. Born December 2, 1929, in Lowell, MA, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Emilienne (Richard) Levasseur and widow of Maurice Lajoie, who died December 17, 1982, and with whom she married on July 2, 1949. She was …

Steven Ryan Horvath

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Steven Ryan Horvath, 24, of Manchester passed away Tuesday evening, April 19, 2016. Steven possessed an infectious smile and was a tremendous presence. He was a wonderful father, boyfriend and son who tried so hard to overcome his struggle with addiction and had so much left to offer us all. He is survived by his son, Brayden Gaarder Horvath, age …

April 25, 2016

Wilfred Rheo Surprenant

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TYNGSBORO, Mass. - Wilfred Rheo Surprenant, 92, of Tyngsboro, formerly of Littleton, passed away Friday, April 22, 2016, at Lowell General Hospital after a period of failing health. He was the beloved husband of Anita Richard, with whom he shared many loving years of marriage. Born in Pawtucket, RI, on August 20, 1923, Wilfred was a graduate of Pawtucket East …

Mary Ellen (O’Neill) Colburn

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Mary Ellen (O'Neill) Colburn, 79, passed away on Saturday April 23, 2016, in the comfort of the home she shared with her loving family for 50 years. She was born on December 20, 1936, in Groveland, MA, the daughter of the late Sydney and Marjorie O'Neill. She graduated from Haverhill High and attended Salem State Teaching College for two years …