Carleen A. Knowlton

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Danville - Carleen A. (Rhoadhouse) Knowlton, 80, of Danville and formerly of Hampstead, died on July 7, 2014, at her home.Born in North Tonawanda, N.Y., and raised and educated in Lynnfield and Wakefield, Mass., daughter of the late Carl Rhoadhouse and Avis (Percival) (Rhoadhouse) Curry, she graduated from Wakefield High School with the Class of 1952. Following graduation, she attended comptometer school in Boston.Mrs. Knowlton was employed as a comptometer operator for Sylvania Company in Lynn, Mass., and as an executive secretary for Contech for 10 years.An avid reader and bowler, Mrs. Knowlton was a member of a local bowling league in Salem and was an accomplished cook. In her later years, she developed an interest in antique dolls and had worked in many antiques shops in the Plaistow area. She also enjoyed working with her friends at the Emerson Greenhouse in Hampstead.She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Walter A. Knowlton; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim D. and Michael LeClair of Hampstead; and a son, Jeffrey A. Knowlton of Windham.


SERVICES: A private funeral service will be held at Brookside Chapel & Funeral Home, 116 Main St., Route 121A, Plaistow.Memorial donations may be made to the Salem Animal Rescue League, 4 SARL Drive, Salem 03079 or to Rockingham VNA and Hospice, 137 Epping Road, Exeter 03833.To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit our website,

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Published in Union Leader on July 10, 2014
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