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Bedard, Doris S.  
Doris S. (Turgeon) Bedard, 87, of Manchester died June 25th, 2016 at the Catholic Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Born in Rochester, NH on May 9th, 1929, she was the daughter of Wilfred and Irene (Landry) Turgeon. She was educated in the Manchester school system. Prior to retirement, she had been the bookkeeper and Office Manager for the Swiftwater Council of the Girl Scouts. Doris was a member of the Dames de St. Anne at the former St. Jean de Baptiste Parish. She also had served on the parish council, taught CCD and served as a Eucharist Minister at St. Edmund Church prior to its closure. She was a heck of a good cook and will be remembered above all else as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be greatly missed. She was predeceased by her husband Rene Bedard in 1983 and son-in-law Timothy Huff 2013. Family members include her three daughters, Laure Huff of Manchester, Marie Silva and husband David of Goffstown, and Elise Cote and husband Phil of Goffstown; her three sons, Paul Bedard and wife Nancy of Goffstown, Jean Bedard of Goffstown, and Rene Bedard of Goffstown; her grandchildren, James Huff, Christopher Bedard, Melissa Silva, Aimee Lee, Matthew Silva, Alyson Cote, and Rylan Bedard; her great-grandchildren, Gwen, Harper, Ava, Thatcher, Blake and Ajay and many nieces and nephews. Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, Manchester, will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 pm. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday morning at 10 am in the Parish of the Transfiguration, corner of Alsace and Kelley Sts. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to Mt. Carmel Nursing Home to support the Healing Garden, 235 Myrtle, Manchester, NH 03104. Go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com .
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Boisvert, Norman J.  
Norman J. Boisvert, 86, passed away in his home in Manchester on June 21, 2016 after a long illness surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 16, 1930 in Lowell MA, the son of the late Cecile Boisvert of Sherbrooke QC. Norman was the owner and operator of Sherbrooke Garage in Manchester NH for 60+ years. Norman was predeceased by his wife Jeannette Pinsince and a daughter, Jacqueline (Rejean Thibault) and his Sister Lena (Yvon Richards) He is survived by his 6 children Denise (Phillip Vachon) Diane Michaels, Yves (Darlene Marcotte). Gerard (Ann Burpee), Donald Boisvert and Linda (Christian Bibeau) He leaves behind many grandchildren and great grandchildren, brother`in`laws, sister`in`laws, nieces & nephews In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Association of Manchester & Southern NH 1070 Holt Ave Suite 1400 Manchester NH 03109 in Memory of Norman Boisvert A Memorial gathering will be held on Saturday July 2, 2016 at Cremation Society of NH 243 Hanover St Manchester from 12-2 with a service to follow in the Cremation Society chapel at 2:00 PM
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Brannen, Theresa M.  
Theresa M. Brannen, 86, of Berlin, passed away on Sunday June 26, 2016, at the Androscoggin Valley Hospital in Berlin. Mrs. Brannen was born in Lawrence, MA on June 27, 1929, daughter of the late Adolph and Lena (Legros) Castonguay and graduated from Gorham High School and the University of New Hampshire. She and her late husband Thomas Brannen were married in 1951. Theresa worked for the City of Berlin Public School System for over 25 years as a Reading Specialist and Title I Director. She had a lifelong love of dancing, which she continued well into her 80's. Theresa loved attending cultural events and spending time with her grandchildren. Family members include her daughters, Dr. Judy Brannen and husband Dr. Robert Castellucci of Richmond, VA and Jane Brannen and longtime companion Norman "Gus" Gagne of Berlin; 4 grandchildren, Jonathan, Theresa, Joseph and Thomas Castellucci; close sisters- in-law Ruby Brannen of Berlin and Lily Brannen of Sarasota, FL; nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas E. Brannen in 1996. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday July 1, 2016, at 10 AM at St. Anne Church of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin. Interment will follow in Holy Family Cemetery in Gorham. Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Bryant Funeral Home, 180 Hillside Ave., Berlin. Online guest book at www.bryantfuneralhome.net .
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Fishman, Esther  
Esther Deitch Fishman died on June 21, 2016 in Sarasota, FL. Esther was born on July 25, 1922 to Dr. John and Anna (Silver) Deitch in Manchester, NH. She was the loving wife of the late Lloyd Fishman for 49 years. During the war, Esther worked as a social worker at the Grenier Airbase in Manchester, NH and managed the New Hampshire League of Arts and Crafts shop in Manchester for many years. She was a strong supporter of the arts and artists wherever she lived. She and her husband were homeowners for almost 20 years on the island of St. Lucia where they were lively members of the Castries community where she maintained ties until her recent death. She and Lloyd moved to Sarasota, FL in 1990. Goody, as she was called by her family and close friends, was known for her remarkable ability to make connections wherever she was. A wide circle of people, well beyond her own family, were beneficiaries of Goody's exceptional generosity of spirit. She was adored by her daughters Carol Czaja (Ted Wachs) and Barbara Kaufman (Ken); grandchildren Ian Czaja (Katya), Jason Czaja (Karilynn Thatcher), Rebecca Kaufman (Joe Gould), and Sara Elsasser; great grandchildren Ben, Nikolai, Adeline, Amelia, and Charlotte; and sister, Naida Weisberg. She is pre-deceased by her sister Dr. Selma Deitch. In her memory, donations can be made to Mass Eye and Ear in Boston or Child Health Services in Manchester, NH.
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Fowles, Graydon J.  
Graydon J. Fowles, 86, of Merrimack, NH died at Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Center on June, 21, 2016 with family at his side following an illness. He was born in Gardiner Maine on November 2, 1929. Son of Dexter R. Fowles Sr. and Ruth Jackson Fowles. He was brought up in Wiscasset Maine by his aunt and uncle, Harriet C. Jackson and John F. Jackson.  Graydon was a graduate of Morse High School, class of 1947 and graduated from the University of Maine Orono in 1951 with a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked 41 years with Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post, NY, Mocksville, NC and Nashua NH. Graydon always took an interest in other people. He served as captain of the rescue squad with the Painted Post NY Fire Department as well as teaching Sunday School and working with the Boy Scouts. He was a founding member of the Antler Inn sporting camp in Center Barnstead, NH. and a member the Granite State Time Keepers Chapter 189 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. In recent years, he continued to show his generous spirit by faithfully serving on the St. Andrews Episcopal Church food pantry team in Manchester, NH and attended church weekly serving God. Graydon was the devoted husband of the late Elizabeth "Betty" Fowles for sixty years.  He is survived by his brother Dexter Fowles Jr of Kittery Maine, his son, Jackson G. Fowles and wife Sandra of Litchfield, NH, a daughter, Rebecca Starkey and husband John of Center Barnstead, NH, 4 grandchildren, Adam Johnson and wife Kerri of Wakefield , MA, Sara Kelly and husband Jim of Nashua, NH, Patrick Starkey and wife Melissa of Loudon, Hand Amanda Starkey of Newton, NH.  Graydon loved the Red Sox, Morse's sour mustard pickles and sauerkraut, hunting ducks, reading the Lincoln County News and Stephen King, pickled tripe, a good Maine blueberry pie, and is soon to be enjoying Windjammer Days in Boothbay Harbor Maine with Betty. At his request there will be no services. Arrangements are by the New Hampshire Cremation Society. In lieu of flowers those planning on an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a donation in his memory to either the New Hampshire Food Band at nhfoodbank.org or to Zero The End of Prostate Cancer at zerocancer.org/give . The family wishes to express a special thank you to the entire staff at the Villa Crest Nursing Home for all the wonderful care, love and support given to Graydon over the past year.
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Matson III, Samuel J.  
Samuel James Matson III, 85 of Wolfeboro, N.H. Passed away, June 19, 2016, after a period of declining health. Sam was born and brought up in Concord, N.H. He graduated from Concord High School, class of 1948. He then graduated from U.N.H., was a member of Acacia Fraternity, (Masonic Fraternity), member of ROTC, graduated in 1952. Sam was then commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. After being discharged, Sam became an agent for The Federal Bureau of Investigation, (F.B.I.). He was an agent for 26 years, working in Detroit, N.Y.C., Sullivan County, N.Y., Boston, finally returning to Concord, N.H. At this time Sam went to Riviera College and received his Masters Degree. After retiring, Sam began his own business, conducting private investigations and doing back ground checks for the government. Sam was a member of the Lions Club, a Boy Scout Leader, and a Mason. All his life he was active in the Episcopal Church. Most recently a proud member of the All Saints Church, community in, Wolfeboro, N.H. Sam enjoyed, people, camping, music, movies, traveling, family and pecan pie! He was pre deceased by his father, Judge Donald G. Matson, his Mother, Shirley P. Matson and his wife of 58 years, Charlotte (Leacy) Matson. Members of his family include, daughter Pamela Matson, son Stephen Matson and his wife Judi, daughter Sharon Johnson and her husband Burton. Sam has 4 grandchildren, Sam, Max, Nicole, and Paul, and 6 great grandchildren. As well as, sister Judy Fry and nephew Tom and family, and a cousin Betty Dickerson. Lord Funeral Home, Wolfeboro, N.H. has assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered on their website: www.lordfuneralhome.com There will be a service celebrating Sam's life, at 1PM on Thursday, July 7, at All Saints Episcopal Church, Wolfeboro, N.H. Sam will be inurned at the State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, N.H. In a private service with Military Honors, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The Shriners Hospital for Children/ Boston. Attn: development/ Samuel Matson. 51 Blossom Street, Boston, MA. 02114.
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Mitchell, Mary  
Mary Mitchell, 91, of Manchester, died June 25, 2016 at her residence after a short illness. She was born in Manchester on January 4, 1925 the daughter of James and Anastasia (Kalambokas) Gerasi and was a lifelong resident of the Queen City. She was educated in the local school system. She was employed for many years as a salesperson at the Modern Bridal Shop in downtown Manchester. Mary was a long time and very active member of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church and was always ready to volunteer at their craft bazaar. She loved socializing with her many friends and was a member of the Bedford Seniors Organization. She was an avid reader and was talented at numerous crafts. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, sister and aunt. She was predeceased by her husband Perry Mitchell in 1981 and by her brother George Gerasi. Members of her family include her sister Jennie Kiestlinger and her husband Ray, her niece Shana Rousseau and her husband Steven and her nephew Danny Blondeau all of Bedford and her great-nephews Danny Blondeau Jr. of Manchester, Steve Rousseau Jr. of Weare and Chad Rousseau of Manchester as well as several cousins and many close friends. Visitation will be held on Wednesday June 29 from 10 to 11 am at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church 111 Island Pond Rd. in Manchester followed by a funeral service in the church. Burial will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mary's name may be made to the VNA Home Health & Hospice Services 1070 Holt Ave. Suite 1400 Manchester, NH 03109 or to the church. The family has entrusted the McHugh Funeral Home with her care. Condolences may be offered at www.mchughfuneralhome.com .
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Morrissette, Marcel R.  
Marcel R. Morrissette, 80, died Monday morning, June 27, 2016 at Weeks Medical Center, Lancaster after a long illness. Mr. Morrissette was born in Dunbarton, NH on September 14, 1935 the son of Cleophas and Louise Marie (Bilodeau) Morrissette. He was one of sixteen children. Marcel lived in Manchester and Nashua for many years and moved to Whitefield in 1970. He a worked as a plumber for Fitzmorris Plumbing and Heating Company and was a retired member of the Local 131 Pipefitters of Hooksett. He had a Master Plumber license in the states of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts. For most of his life he worked as farmer and operated a hog farm in Jefferson for many years. He particularly enjoyed Sunday and Holiday dinners, having more family members around to share meals and tell stories. Surviving family members include his wife of 62 years Jacqueline J. (Frechette) Morrissette of Lancaster; three sons Alan R. Morrissette and companion Berlynda of Groveton, Wayne R. Morrissette and wife Kathleen of Concord, Lane R. Morrissette and wife Patty of Whitefield; three daughters, June Brooks and husband Glenn of Whitefield, Cindy A. Ferland and husband Albert of Vassalboro, Maine, Lou Ann Davis of Maine; 9 grandchildren, Jandee and Laurel Ferland, Jonathan and Christina Brooks, David Gooden Jr., Travis Morrissette, Brandon Morrissette, Jefferson and Harrison Davis; 10 great-grandchildren, Deseray Brooks, Mina Brooks, Cara and Anne Brooks, Colton and Leland Gooden, Ayden and Kaydence Morrissette, Dawson Laflamme, Declan McLaughlin; one brother Raymond Morrissette of Peterborough; four sisters, Terresa Paro of Manchester, Doris Przybyla of Londonderry, Dianne Goley of Manchester, Denise Major of Bow; several nieces and nephews. At Marcel's request there are no visiting hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Those who wish to make a memorial donation may make it to a charity of their choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home in Lancaster. Please go to www.baileyfh.net for more information or to send an online condolence.
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Ring, Laurence S.  
LAURENCE S. RING SUGAR HILL, NH -- Laurence (Larry) S Ring, age 90, passed away peacefully on June 24th at Grafton County Nursing Home in North Haverhill, NH. Larry was born in Hanover, NH to Laurence S Ring (Sr) and Agnes (Trachier) Ring on November 5, 1925. He graduated from Stevens High School in Claremont, NH in 1943. He enlisted and joined the Navy after graduation, where he served until the end of World War II. Larry attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a BS in Physics. He received his PhD in Nuclear Physics in 1955 from Iowa State. In 1955 Larry accepted a job with General Electric at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in New York. His responsibilities included reactor design and safety. Larry retired from General Electric in 1983. He and his wife relocated to her home town of Sugar Hill, NH and built their retirement home themselves. Larry was active in the town. He was on the board of selectmen and served as a trustee for the Sunnyside Cemetery in Sugar Hill. He was predeceased by his wife, Jeanne (Aldrich). Larry leaves three daughters, Lauren, Babette, and Heather, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. SERVICES -- A Graveside Service will be held on June 29th at 2:00 p.m. in the Sunnyside Cemetery, Sugar Hill, NH. Funeral arrangements and care have been entrusted to the Pillsbury Phaneuf Funeral Home and Crematorium. For more information or to send a message of condolence, please visit our website at www.pillsburyphaneuf.com .
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Vesey Mulrennan, Mary Ann (Clifford)  
Mary A. Vesey Mulrennan, 82, of Candia, NH, died peacefully Saturday June 25, 2016, in Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, NH. Mary was born in Boston, MA on April 11, 1934, a daughter of the late Michael and Hannah (Sullivan) Clifford. Mary proudly worked as a registered nurse for VNA of Rockingham for over 41 years. Mary was devoted to her family. Widowed at a young age, she raised 4 children while working full time as a visiting nurse. She supported her children and their friends in their many sports and activities. Whether it was coaching as the first woman Little League coach in NH, booster clubs or cheering them from the sidelines she was always there for them. Mary's passions included entertaining children as part of a clown troop as well as breeding and showing world class Norwegian Forest Cats. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her legacy of love and support lives on through them. Family members include one sister, Joan (Clifford) Kelly of Stoughton MA and her husband Paul ; one brother, Patrick Clifford of Duxbury MA and his wife Pauline; She had 3 sons, William Vesey of Candia and his wife Jennifer; Kevin Vesey of Merrimack and his wife Linda; John Vesey of Mullica Hill NJ and his wife Sandra; and one daughter, Maureen (Vesey) Deluca of Derry and her husband John; stepchildren Mike Mulrennan, Brian Mulrennan, James Mulrennan; 15 grandchildren and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by one sister Noreen (Clifford) Flynn, and 2 husbands, William Vesey, Sr. and James Mulrennan. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016, from 4 to 8 pm in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday July 1, 2016 at 10:00 am in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 26 Crystal Avenue, Derry, NH. The burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gilcreast Road, Londonderry, NH. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hampshire SPCA, 104 Portsmouth Ave, Stratham, NH 0388. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com
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