Derry, NH — Grant G. Benson, Jr., 84, of Derry, NH, died Saturday February 23, 2013 in Parkland Medical Center in Derry. He was born in Manchester, NH on August 17, 1928, a son of the late Grant G. and Marjorie (Newhall) Benson, Sr., and had been a lifelong resident of Derry. He was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy, Class of 1946 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. Grant also attended UNH from 1946 – 1948 and Wentworth Institute from 1948 – 1950. He was baptized in the Congregational Church October 1, 1950 and joined First Parish Church on December 20, 1959. Mr. Benson proudly served his country in the US Air Force from 1950 – 1954 during the Korean Conflict. Grant was the owner and operator of Benson's Lumber and Hardware in Derry, and was very involved in the Derry community. In the 1950’s he became a member of St. Marks Lodge #44 F & AM in Derry and a member of the Square and Compass Club. Grant served on the Derry Budget committee beginning in 1955, and the Kiwanis Club Board of Directors from 1956 – 1968. The Derry Chamber of Commerce began at his home with a dozen or so other Derry merchants, and in 1965 he received the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award. He served on the Board of Directors for retail promotion for Cotter and Company from 1973 – 1975. He was a Trustee for the Taylor Library from 1972 – 1986. He served on the Advisory Board for Indian Head Bank from 1974 until serving as Chairman in 1979. Grant was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Derry Development and Preservation Corp on June 2, 1994. He served as a board member for the Derry Economic Development Committee; and was appointed to the Hoodkroft Country Club Board of Directors on May 16, 1996. Grant was the Town of Derry Trustee of Trust Funds from March 2006 until March 2009, and was involved with the Derry Housing and Redevelopment Authority. Grant also helped establish the Derry Dog Park, served on the fire station building committee, the Town of Derry Hardship Committee, the Frost Festival Committee, the Nutfield Senior Center Board, and the Highway Safety Committee.
Joan C. Anderson, 77
Derry, NH, Manchester, NH — Joan C. Anderson, 77, of Manchester, formerly of Windham and Derry, passed Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H, after a period of declining health. She was born July 23, 1936 in Somerville, Mass. and was the daughter of the late Arthur and Ellen (Whitman) Goodfellow. Mrs. Anderson was raised and educated in Somerville and relocated to Derry in 1962, where she resided for 30 years.Continued ...
Mary Margaret Llewellyn, 96
Hobe Sound, FL, Derry, NH — Mary Margaret Llewellyn, 96, of Derry, formerly of Hobe Sound, Fla., died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Pleasant Valley Nursing Care of Derry, N.H. Mrs. Llewellyn was born April 5, 1918 in Mars Hill, Maine and was a daughter of the late Fred and Bessie (Reynolds) Pierce. She was raised and educated in the Mars Hill area and was a 1934 graduate of Presque Isle High School. She had been a resident of Florida for 30 years, prior to relocating to Derry in 2005.Continued ...
Alburgh, VT — Wesley H. Aspinwall, 66, of Alburgh, Vt., and Epping, N.H., passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014, at Respite House in Williston, Vt., after a courageous six-year battle with cancer. He spent his final hours surrounded by his loving family and his final months looking out at Lake Champlain.Continued ...
Charles Anthony "Chuck" Carnival, 79
Jackson, MS — Charles Anthony “Chuck” Carnival, 79, formerly of Raymond, N.H., passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Central Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.Continued ...
James G. Werner, 59
Ormond Beach, FL., Chester, NH — James G. Werner, 59, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at Halifax Health- Hospice of Port Orange, Fla. after a brief illness. Mr. Werner was born Aug. 13, 1954 in Meriden, Conn. and was a son of Robert Werner and the late Karla (Berg) Werner. He was raised and educated in Chester and was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy. He had been a resident of Ormond Beach for the past 35 years. Mr. Werner was a Master Craftsman by trade, specializing in custom woodworking. He was an avid marksman, loved muscle cars and selling items on eBay.Continued ...
Lynda M. King, 48
Concord — Lynda M. (MacKenzie) King, 48, passed peacefully in the arms of her husband, Christopher J. King, and her sister, Michele (MacKenzie) McCoole, on July 5, 2014. Family and friends were also by her side.Continued ...
Marie Rose (Robidoux) Audy
LAWRENCE — Marie Rose (Robidoux) Audy, passed away at her home surrounded by her family, after suffering a stroke in April. She was born in Lawrence and was the daughter of the late Rose A. (Betit) and Alfred Robidoux, originally of Quebec, Canada. She was predeceased by her husband of 28 years, Armand Joseph Audy, who passed away on June 28, 1976.Continued ...
Patricia Senter Levandowski, 87
Scarborough, ME — Patricia Senter Levandowski of Portland passed away at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House on June 28, 2014, with her family by her side. She was born in Derry, N.H., on May 2, 1927, the daughter of Kenneth Lee and Beatrice Campbell Senter. Patricia attended local schools and graduated from Pinkerton Academy in Derry, Class of 1945.Continued ...
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Lillian "Auntie Jennie" T. Stevens, 96
Windham, NH — Lillian “Auntie Jennie” T. Stevens, 96, formerly of Londonderry, N.H., died in Windham Terrace, Windham, N.H. Mrs. Stevens was born in Derry, N.H. on Aug. 5, 1917, a daughter of the late Adam and Elmire (Rousseau) Bournival. She spent most of her life in New Hampshire, though she lived in Melbourne, Fla. for 26 years. She was a graduate of St. George’s High School, Hesser Business College, and the Notre Dame Hospital School of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for many years in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Mrs. Stevens was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII, and a retired Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserve. She was a communicant of St. Mark’s Church, a member of the Red Hatters Chapter, both of Londonderry, and Shirley’s Friends of Derry.Continued ...
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
Enslie L. "Rocky" Rockwell, 58
Derry, NH — Enslie L. "Rocky" Rockwell, 58, of Northwood, N.H., died Thursday, June 5, 2014, in the Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H. He was born in Derry, N.H. on April 26, 1956, a son of the late Dana and Alice (Clark) Rockwell, and had lived most of his life in Derry. Rocky was employed by the Town of Derry at the Forest Hill Cemetery for many years. He enjoyed working in his workshop and on lawn mowers and tractors.Continued ...
Louise Thankful Newell Audette, 101
Derry, NH — A memorial service for Louise Thankful Newell Audette will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the First Parish Congregational Church, 47 East Derry Road, East Derry.Continued ...
Merle M. Woodward, 80
Manchester, NH — Merle M. (Deragon) Cunningham Woodward passed away June 8, 2014, her 80th birthday, surrounded by her loving family.Continued ...
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Clarence M. Blaisdell, 97
Londonderry, NH — Clarence M. Blaisdell, 97 of Londonderry, N.H., died Tuesday May 27, 2014 in the Elliot Hospital, Manchester, N.H. Mr. Blaisdell was born in Plainville, Mass. on Nov. 13, 1916, a son of the late Caspar T. and Flora (Devereaux) Blaisdell. He was raised in Wrentham, Mass., living in Conover, N.C. before moving to Londonderry 21 years ago. During WWII, Mr. Blaisdell served in the U.S. Army with the Fourth Field Artillery Unit in the Pacific Theatre. He worked with his family for many years at Blaisdell’s Market in Wrentham. He was later employed as a school bus driver in the Wrentham community where he was known as “Cappy." He was a member of the Wrentham American Legion Post #225 and a former member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Wrentham. Mr. Blaisdell was always smiling and making a joke. He could become your friend within minutes of meeting him.Continued ...
Dorothea (Dodo) Reams Cullen, 92
Derry, NH — Dorothea (Dodo) Reams Cullen, 92, originally of Greenwood, Mass., lately of Derry, N.H., passed away on May 31, 2014 in Derry, surrounded by her loving family. Born Aug. 7, 1921 to Olive (Mann) and Walter Reams and married 65 years to G. Albert Cullen Jr. of Wakefield, Mass., she was a graduate of Wakefield High School and Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, Mass. A Navy Ensign Nurse USR NC., she spent a career as an RN in Connecticut and Massachusetts institutions while raising four boys.Continued ...
Janice E. Bedell, 73
Derry, NH — Janice E. Bedell, 73, formerly of Derry, N.H., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Greenbriar Terrace in Nashua, N.H. She was born on Sept. 23, 1940 in Norwich, Conn., a daughter of the late Frank and Edith (Clays) Prodell. She attended Norwich Academy and graduated from University of Connecticut. She received her Master’s degree from Notre Dame University. Janice taught in the Derry school system for many years as a first grade teacher and later in her career worked with the gifted and talented program. She was a passionate artist, gardener and loved to cook. Janice loved to spend time with her family and was especially close to her three grandchildren. She will be missed greatly by her family and loved ones.Continued ...
Mary G. Hinkley, 84
Londonderry, NH — Mary Gertrude (McNally) Hinkley, 84, of Londonderry, N.H., passed away on Friday, May 16, 2014 at Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, Derry, N.H. She was born in Brunswick, Maine on June 29, 1929, a daughter of Clifford and Ruth (Miller) McNally. She was a graduate of Brunswick High School, Class of 1947. Following graduation, Mary was employed by W.T. Grant’s Store in Brunswick, Maine. She was a homemaker and mother for many years, living in Melrose, Mass. and Dover, N.H. Then she moved to Londonderry, N.H. in 1964, where she worked in many jobs, including H.E. Harris Stamp Factory, Rally Inc. (a boot factory in Derry), Cullers Fabric Shop and Bio-San Laboratories in Derry, retiring after 20 years in 2010. She had been a communicant of Londonderry United Methodist Church since 1964, holding many positions, such as Sunday School Teacher, Mission Committee and Usher for services until her illness this year.Continued ...
- Thursday, May 29, 2014
Cathleen Burns Elmer, 95
Andover — Cathleen was born in Andover, Mass., and graduated cum laude from Abbot Academy. After obtaining her B.A. in English from Smith College, she received her M.A. from Boston College. Her career was full, teaching for eight years in secondary schools and later becoming the staff writer-editor for Scholastic Magazine and later Assistant to the Editor of the Norfolk District of the Massachusetts Medical Society. She married William Elmer in 1953. Their son, Edward, was born in 1958, and Mrs. Elmer turned to freelancing at home, first as a writer-editor for Ginn and Co. and Houghton Mifflin; later, as a book reviewer for the New York Times, the Boston Herald and Herald American, the Baltimore Sun, and the Washington Times.Continued ...
Kathleen (Savio) Gauthier
Derry, NH — Kathleen (Savio) Gauthier of Derry, N.H., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 22, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She was born in Lynn, Mass. on Nov. 16, 1955 to Dorothy (Cullen) and Michael J. Savio, Jr.Continued ...
Marjorie Ann "Marge" Shinault-Helms, 75
Derry, NH — Marjorie Ann Shinault-Helms, 75, of Derry, N.H., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 26, 2014, in the Parkland Medical Center, Derry. She was born on Dec. 13, 1938 in Derry, N.H., daughter of the late John and Marjorie “Tay” (Hall) Hull, and had been a lifelong Derry resident. Marjorie was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy, Derry, Class of 1956. She was a member of the Londonderry Baptist Church. She enjoyed summering in Alton Bay. Marjorie always put her family first and had many friends.Continued ...
Miyoko S. Centner, 90
Derry, NH — Miyoko S. Centner, 90, passed away with her family by her side on May 23, 2014, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Miyoko was born in Tokyo, Japan. She emigrated to the United States in 1952, and became a naturalized citizen of the U.S. in 1962. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Merle Centner of Derry, N.H.; daughter, Helen Collipi and her husband, Ralph, of Londonderry, N.H.; son, Albert Centner and his wife, Susan, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass.; granddaughters, Nikki Sue Cruikshank and her husband, Scott, of Newbury, Mass., and Kristina Collipi and her friend, Benjamin Brown of Derry. She is also survived by family members still living in Japan.Continued ...
- Joan C. Anderson, 77