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Rourke, Michael J.  
Michael J. Rourke BARRINGTON - Michael J. Rourke, 61, of Barrington, N.H., passed away peacefully after a long hard road surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Michael was born on February 4, 1954, son of Frank and Marion (Smith) Rourke. He was born and raised in Lynn, Mass., and was a machinist at the GE of Lynn for many years, moving to N.H. in 1983. He was known for his wit and humor and had a passion for riding motorcycles. Michael was exceptionally proud of his family. He was a loving husband and father and took great pride in being "Gramps" to his only grandchild "Dewey". Michael is survived by his Wife Cynthia (McLean) Rourke; Daughter, Laurie Rourke of Hampton, N.H.; Son, Michael Rourke of Barrington, N.H.; Daughter, Erica Rourke of Barrington, N.H.; Grandson, Brian Rourke of Barrington, N.H.; Beloved brother of Tom "Tommy" Rourke and wife Karen Doherty-Rourke of Milton, Mass., Patricia Sullivan of Eliot, Maine, Mary Hinde of Dover, N.H.; as well as many nieces and nephews. Michael was predeceased by his parents Frank and Marion Rourke and grandparents Fredrick and Margaret Smith, all of Lynn, Mass. We would like to thank the dialysis team of Rochester Fresenius Medical Care for all of the years spent taking care of our father with such compassion and dedication. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Rochester Fresenius Medical Care. Family and friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at the Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2 Concord Road, Rt. 4, Lee, N.H. 03820. To sign our online guest book, please go to www.purdyfuneralservice.com . Visit www.fosters.com/obits for an online guest book.
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Published in Fosters from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27, 2015
Scarponi, Juliette (Gallant)  
Juliette (Gallant) Scarponi SANFORD, Maine - Juliette (Gallant) Scarponi, 96, passed away on Monday, February 16, 2015 Greenwood Nursing Care Center. She was born in Sanford on August 11, 1918 the youngest daughter of the late Thomas and Alexina (Legere) Gallant. She attended Sanford schools then worked at Sanford Goodall Mills and Clarastat in Dover, N.H. Later she worked for Eastern Air also in Dover, N.H. as a machine operator for over 20 years where she retired. Juliette was predeceased by her husband Albert J. Scarponi; three sisters, Antoinette Durant, Blanche Letourneau, Lillian Lemieux and two brothers, Robert and Raymond Gallant. She is survived by her niece Shirley L'Heureux, nephew Roger Durant, two stepsons, Leo Scarponi, Paul Scarponi and a very close friend Helen Forbes. Visit www.fosters.com/obits for an online guest book.
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Published in Fosters from Feb. 18 to Feb. 21, 2015
Schwalm, Christina A.  
Christina A. Schwalm PORTSMOUTH - Christina "Stina" A. Schwalm, 65, of Portsmouth, passed away February 21, 2015, at the Edgewood Centre. She was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, on December 21, 1949. Christina lived and attended school at Great Bay Services in Newington where she worked in the workshop until 2002 for over 25 years. Survivors include her brother William A. Schwalm and his wife Mizhuo of Grand Forks, N.D., stepbrother Robert Kells and his wife Lynn of Nottingham, N.H., nephew, Adams Kells of Nottingham, N.H., and stepsister Patricia Kells of Ocala, Fla. Christina was predeceased by her father Arthur W. Schwalm, mother Helena A. (Brackett) Kells, brother Roger Schwalm and stepfather Harold Kells. Services: Memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2015, at the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home-Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad Street, Portsmouth, N.H. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Great Bay Services, 2061 Woodbury Avenue, Newington, N.H. 03801 and/or Edgewood Centre Recreation Fund, 928 South Street, Portsmouth, N.H. 03801. Visit: www.jvwoodfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest book. Visit www.fosters.com/obits for an online guest book.
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Published in Fosters from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27, 2015
Sesin Sr., Albert Joseph  
Albert Joseph Sesin, Sr. NORTH BERWICK, MAINE - Albert Joseph Sesin, Sr. died Tuesday afternoon, February 24th, at his home in North Berwick, Maine following a long illness. He was born in Dover, N.H., January 31, 1929. He was one of 12 children born to Bolus and Mary Sesin. He was raised in Dover, N.H. and lived there until he joined the Navy. Soon after being discharged he married his sweetheart, Frances Cole Sesin. They moved to North Berwick, Maine, where he lived his entire life. He was an active member of American Legion Quint Cheney Post #87 where he served for awhile as commander, as well as the Yorkshire Lodge AF and AM #179. Al & Frances became charter members of the Bethel Christian Church in 1961, where Al worshipped the remainder of his life. Bethel was pioneered/founded by Frances's father Manley Cole. He retired from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1976. He and Frances purchased a winter home in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and spent 33 enjoyable winters there. He continued to be very busy throughout his retirement, both in Florida during the winter and here in Maine during the summers. His winters were filled with softball, golfing, bowling, playing pool and other snowbird-friendly activities. His golfing continued in Maine during the summer, along with his yard-work and many hours of relaxation around his daughter's pool. He truly lived life to the fullest! Al will be remembered as a man of consistent integrity and strong faith who enjoyed reading the Bible and attending church. There he loved to sing and praise the Lord with others. His final words were "Praise you Jesus". Al is survived by his wife of 62 years Frances Cole Sesin and their two children. His son Al Sesin Jr and wife April, and Al Jr's children Lisa Sesin Bataran, Allison Sesin Williams, Adam Sesin, Laura Sesin Crate. His daughter Anne and her husband Harry Osgood and their children Jason Osgood, Nathan Osgood, and Matthew Osgood. He also leaves 21 great grandchildren and a great great grandson to be born soon. His family was truly the joy of his life! Also surviving are two siblings: brother Peter Sesin and sister Patsy Tobias, and many nieces and nephews. Al is predeceased by brothers Richard Sesin, George Sesin, Raymond Sesin, Oscar Sesin, Joseph Sesin, and sisters Annie Sesin, Helen Sesin Worthen, Mary Sesin Hills, and Betty Sesin Chasse. Relatives and friends are invited to visiting hours at the Johnson Funeral Home in North Berwick, Maine, Monday evening, March 2nd, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. All are invited to celebrate his life on Tuesday, March 3rd, at 11 a.m. at the Bethel Christian Church on Lower Main Street in North Berwick, Maine. A celebration luncheon will be provided by the church immediately following the service downstairs in their fellowship hall. There will be a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery in South Berwick, Maine, in the spring. Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick. Condolences may be made at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com Visit www.fosters.com/obits for an online guest book
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Published in Fosters from Feb. 27 to Mar. 2, 2015
Stevens, David S.  
David S. Stevens SANBORNVILLE - David S. Stevens, age 84 of High Street in Sanbornville passed away on Friday, February 20, 2015. David was born April 2, 1930, in Sanbornville, the son of Lloyd E. and Arlyne (Dodge) Stevens and was a lifelong resident of Sanbornville. He graduated Spaulding High School in 1948. On September 3, 1955, he married the former Beverly A. Dodier, also of Sanbornville. David proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He owned and operated David Stevens, Inc., transportation (school buses) for many years. An avid skier, he was head of the Moose Mountain ski patrol, and a lake patrol officer for the NH Department of Safety. He also owned a general construction company. David loved the Town of Wakefield, having served as a Selectman, on the Budget Committee, the Planning Board and as Assessor. He was also instrumental in the creation of Turntable Park and served as a volunteer fireman, and volunteer on the ambulance. Survived by his wife of 59 years: Beverly A. (Dodier) Stevens and their children: David S. Stevens, Jr. and wife Cathy, Suzan L. and husband Rexford Shaw, Craig J. and wife Ilese, 5 grandchildren: Taylor, Rachel and Aaron, Spencer and Cate, and also a great granddaughter Macie. A private service will be held at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, with urn interment in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, PO Box 249, Sanbornville, N.H. 03872. Cremation service provided by Peaslee Funeral Home Sanbornville, to express condolences, please visit: www.peasleefuneralhome.com . Visit www.fosters.com/obits for an online guest book.
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Published in Fosters from Feb. 25 to Feb. 28, 2015
Tiberio, Carl L.  
Carl L. Tiberio WORCESTER, Mass. - Carl L. Tiberio, 76, passed away February 13, 2015, at UMASS Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Methuen, Mass. to Alexander and Caroline (Fiato) Tiberio. Carl was a founding member of New England Super Modified Racing Association. He won championships at the Pines & Hudson Speedways. Carl won the first two NESMRA Championships at Lee Raceway in 1965 & 1966. He won the 1967 Heidelberg 150 in Heidelberg PA. He also set the track record at Trenton Speedway in Trenton, N.J. Carl retired from racing in 1983 while driving Featherlight Modifieds in Conn. & N.Y. for his brother Butch. He is survived by his son, James and his wife Kathy of Rochester, N.H.; two grandsons, James Jr. and his wife Andrea of Maine and Alexander of Dover, N.H.; two great grandsons, Dawson & Cameron Tiberio. He also leaves two brothers, Joseph Tiberio of Berwick, Maine and Michael Tiberio of Methuen, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Georgiana Pandelena, and brothers James, Alexander & Butch Tiberio. Arrangements are under the care of Callahan~Fay & Caswell Funeral Home, 61 Myrtle Street, Worcester, Mass. To place an online message of condolence, please visit www.callahanfay.com . Visit www.fosters.com/obits for an online guest book.
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Published in Fosters from Feb. 18 to Feb. 21, 2015
Torno Sr., Laurence E. "Larry"  
Laurence E. Torno, Sr. LEBANON, Maine - Laurence E. "Larry" Torno, Sr., age 62 of Lower Middle Road, died peacefully at home on February 14, 2015, surrounded by family. He was born June 17, 1952, in Sanford, son of Charles and Evelyn (Stuart) Torno, Jr. and graduated Sanford High School. Growing up in the family business, he began working at age 15 for Stuart, Torno & Stuart in Lebanon. He'd dreamed of being elected Road Commissioner for many years, eventually fulfilling his dream serving for 5 years. Larry was a longtime Asst. Fire Chief for the Lebanon Fire Department. Being an avid outdoorsman, Larry loved hunting with family and friends, snowmobile trips, showing steer at fairs and a good day in the hayfields. He loved the Boston Red Sox and faithfully bought lottery tickets for 30 years, dreaming of hitting it big. He had a big heart and his absence will leave a void in the many lives he touched. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Pamela (Swett) Torno; 3 sons, Laurence E. Torno, Jr. and his wife June; Charles Torno III and his wife Jessica and Tom Torno and his wife Christie; and daughter Angela Torno all of Lebanon; 7 grandchildren, Autumn, Brandon, Bobby, Evan, Aiden, Alexis and Addison; 2 brothers, Jeff Torno and his wife Christine and Max Torno and his wife Sue; a sister, Patty Harley and her husband Roy; many nieces, nephews and many friends of his children who referred to him as their second Dad. A time of visitation will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. immediately followed by a brief service at 5 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, 26 Market Street, North Berwick, Maine. All are welcome to attend an additional celebration following at the Springvale Social Club, Springvale, Maine. Graveside services will be held in the Spring. Arrangements are in the care of the Johnson Funeral Home. Condolences may be made online at www.JohnsonFuneralHomeME.com . Visit www.fosters.com/obits for an online guest book.
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Published in Fosters from Feb. 18 to Feb. 21, 2015
Turcotte, Leonard Arthur "Lenny"  
Leonard 'Lenny' Arthur Turcotte ACTON, Maine - Leonard 'Lenny' Arthur Turcotte, 84 years, of Acton, Maine, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford surrounded by his family. Lenny was born October 27, 1930, in North Berwick, Maine, a son of Emelien (Red) and Grace (Cottrell) Turcotte. He attended Berwick schools. Lenny proudly served his country in The U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin D. Roosevelt. Upon his return from the Navy, a young school teacher from northern Maine by the name of Helen Stevens caught his eye. His friend Dru Winship would make the introductions and the rest is history. They would be married on December 27th, 1952. Lenny began his career as a mechanic working for Turcotte Motors. In the early 1960s, Lenny branched out on his own to start Lenny's Garage. He took care of the town of Berwick's fleet of trucks for over twenty years in addition to all of his loyal customers. He also serviced the S.A.D. 60 bus fleet. He was known as a hard worker and a fair businessman. He was known to many as 'Good Time Lenny' because of his enjoyment of life. He loved his family and friends and would do anything to help them. After retiring in 1988, he made his summer home in Acton on Great East Lake, which he loved, and winters were spent in Lakeland, Fla. He enjoyed snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, and loved boating on the lake. He loved cookouts and fireworks with his family and friends. Lenny had a passion for deer hunting that was shared with his boys. Every November, everyday life was pushed aside so time could be spent in the woods pursuing the greatest of game with his family and friends. Lenny was predeceased by his brother, Ronald N. Turcotte in 2012. Lenny is lovingly remembered and will be dearly missed by his wife of 62 years, Helen; his three sons, David and his wife, Kathy of Berwick, Steven and his wife, Joyce, of Acton and Dana of Scarborough. Also surviving Lenny are his four grandchildren, Jennifer and her husband, Glenn Wiswell, Erica and her husband Aaron Martel, Jeremy and his wife, Donna Turcotte and Sheri and her husband, Steve Greenhalgh; six great grandchildren, Glenn, Kyle, Haley, Riece, Grace, and Brayden; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may visit from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 at Laing-Bibber Funeral Chapel, 36 Rochester Street, Berwick, Maine. An American Legion Service with the Charles S. Hatch Post 79 will be held at 2:45 p.m. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 3 p.m. with Father Michael Taylor. Interment with military honors will take place in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery. His family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Michael Lincourt and his staff for the wonderful care that he provided to him over the last thirty years and to the doctors and staff of the cardiac care unit at Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford for the care and support that they received during his last days. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to: Acton Fire and Rescue Department, 1725 Route 109, Acton, Maine 04001. Arrangements are in care of Laing-Bibber Funeral Chapel, 36 Rochester Street, Berwick, Maine 03901 www.bibberfuneral.com Visit www.fosters.com/obits for an online guest book.
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Published in Fosters from Feb. 26 to Mar. 1, 2015
Twombly, Bonnie Lee (Byron)  
Bonnie Lee (Byron) Twombly WAKEFIELD - Bonnie Lee (Byron) Twombly, 59. Daughter of Burton J Byron and Eileen Byron passed away February 10, 2015 at her home. Born in Marblehead, Mass. lived in the Madbury/Dover area until she became a resident of Wakefield where she resided for the last 21 years. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother and best friend to all. She enjoyed camping, quilting, Volkswagen's, her dogs and being with family. She is survived by her husband Richard Twombly of 22 years, three sons Jeremy Nicol and wife Shannon of Rochester; Jason Nicol and wife Deborah of Middleton; Michael Twombly and Fiancee Jamie of Rochester. Grandchildren Brandon, Carly, Megan and Blake Nicol. Brothers Scott Byron of Barrington and Robert Byron of Gonic. Best friend Hope Meeks of Nottingham. Per her wishes, there will be no calling hours, only private family services. Visit www.fosters.com/obits for an online guest book.
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Published in Fosters from Feb. 13 to Feb. 21, 2015
Wakefield, Lorraine L.  
Lorraine L. Wakefield CONCORD, N.H. - Lorraine L. Wakefield, 96, died on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at the Havenwood-Heritage Heights, CCRC, in Concord. Mrs. Wakefield was born on Nov. 18, 1918, in Sanford, Maine, the daughter of the late Damase and Andreana (Demers) Roberge. She was a resident of Concord since the 1940s. Before her retirement, Mrs. Wakefield worked at Sprague Electric. She treasured spending time at the family's camp on Mousam Lake in Acton, Maine. Her many travels took her to Alaska, Bermuda, Canada and Hawaii, She also took "short" rides with her sister Jeanette throughout New England. Favorite activities included picking berries in the summer and making pies and jams, and ice skating in the winter. Members of her family include her daughter, Jean A. Wakefield, of Hamden, Conn.; her son, John A. Wakefield, of Rochester; her son, David L. Wakefield and his wife, Susan T. Wakefield, of North Branford, Conn.; one grandson, Graham S. Wakefield, of Rochester; one sister, Jeanette Fifield, of Concord; and several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Gordon Fifield, of Concord, for his many kindnesses to Mrs. Wakefield throughout her life. Mrs. Wakefield was predeceased by her husband, Warren A. Wakefield, who died in 1996. She was also predeceased by her two brothers and two of her sisters. There are no calling hours. On Thursday, Feb. 26, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Havenwood Heritage Heights, 33 Christian Avenue, in Concord. A reception will follow in the HHH Great Room. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial gifts be made to the "HHH Residents' Caregiver Gifting Account" (send to Brad Randall, Treasurer, 149 East Side Drive, Concord, N.H. 03301) or to the "HHH Resident Support Fund" (send to Kim Bouffard, 33 Christian Avenue, Concord, N.H. 03301). Arrangements are under the direction of the Bennett Funeral Home in Concord. To view an online obituary and memorial, please go to www.bennettfuneral.com .
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Published in Fosters from Feb. 18 to Feb. 21, 2015
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