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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • Thursday, December 19, 2013
  • Thomas A. Trongone, 74

    Naples, FL — Thomas A. Trongone, Sr., 74, of Naples, Fla., formerly of Londonderry, N.H., died October 12, 2013.

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  • Tina M. (Pelletier) Cabral, 63

    Londonderry, NH — Tina M. (Pelletier) Cabral, 63, of Londonderry, N.H., passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 15, 2013, surrounded by family.

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  • Thursday, December 12, 2013
  • Eric David Brown, 52

    Derry, NH — Eric D. Brown, 52, of Derry, NH, died Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Parkland Medical Center, Derry. Eric was born in Holliston, MA on November 14, 1961. He was employed as a field supervisor for Jic-Elco in Derry. Eric loved the outdoors, camping, kayaking and enjoyed watching NASCAR racing. Eric was a handyman and could fix most anything.

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  • Jaime Elizabeth Taylor-Harper, 37

    Derry, NH — Jaime E. Taylor-Harper, 37, of Derry, NH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 8, 2013, at her parents’ home in Derry following a courageous struggle with a brain tumor. She was born on June 18, 1976, in Boston, MA, a daughter of Benjamin F. and Joanna (Williams) Taylor. Jaime was a resident of Derry for most of her life. She graduated from Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater, FL with a bachelor’s degree. She also went to school for massage therapy and worked as a Massage Therapist for Serendipity Day Spa in Concord. Jaime had a zest for life and was a multifaceted woman with many interests. She enjoyed photography, traveling the world and gourmet cooking using organic and natural ingredients. Jaime was extremely creative and artistic. Jaime wrote a children’s book that her father, Benjamin, illustrated. But her passion was music. She had recorded two albums, the most recent being “Old Soul, New Generation.” She was also in a band, Jaime Taylor and the Element and taught music lessons.

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  • Lucille R. Heald, 57

    Derry, NH — Lucille R. Heald, 57, of Derry, NH, formerly of Beverly, MA, passed away suddenly, Friday, December 6, 2013, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Lucille was born July 21, 1956, in Peabody, MA and was a daughter of the late Warren F. and Edith (Pelletier) Ames. She was raised and educated in the Ryalside neighborhood of Beverly, MA where she resided until relocating to Derry in 1997.

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  • Pamela M. Manson, 71

    Derry, NH — Pamela Marie Manson, 71, of Derry, NH, died on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Parkland Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Pam was born on July 16, 1942, in Lynn, MA and was the daughter of Spofford and Dorothy Shattuck and the sister of Pearl Duyon. She was raised in Lynn and was a graduate of Lynn English High School. Pam remained a resident of Lynn until 1987 when she moved to Derry. Pam was primarily a homemaker who found much joy out of the simple things in life. She loved being a mother, wife, and new grandmother. She truly enjoyed decorating her house for all holidays, good food, talking with family and friends, craft projects, and Days of Our Lives.

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  • Thursday, December 5, 2013
  • Elizabeth Jane Bjork, 58

    Derry, NH — Elizabeth J. Bjork, 58, of Derry, NH, died Monday, December 2, 2013, at Merrimack Valley Hospice in Haverhill, MA, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Bjork was born October 24, 1955, in Salem, MA and was the daughter of the late Remo and Mary (Raimo) Ruscio. She was raised and educated in Swampscott, MA, and was a graduate of Swampscott High School. She also continued her education at Northern Essex Community College. Mrs. Bjork had worked as an Executive Secretary for various companies in Boston and the Northern, MA area. Most recently, she had been a homemaker and stay at home mom. Elizabeth had been a resident of Derry since 2004, having previously resided in Conway, NH from 1998 to 2004, and Haverhill, MA.

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  • Gail L. Curley, 61

    Derry — Gail L. (Westover) Curley, age 61, of Derry, NH and former resident of Lowell, MA, passed away on Tuesday, November 26. Gail was the beloved wife of James J. Curley with whom she would have celebrated 41 years of marriage on December 30, 2013. Gail was born in Lowell, MA in 1952 and was the daughter of the late Herbert H. and Isabelle A. (Aubut) Westover. She attended St. Michael School and Keith Hall in Lowell. Gail worked for 38 years at St. Joseph Hospital and Saints Medical Center of Lowell. Gail was an enthusiastic Scrabble player and enjoyed the challenge of all games. She was an avid sports fan and traveled to attend professional baseball games and tennis and golf tournaments. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and family both in the U.S. and abroad. She also worked on her family tree and was a member of the Lowell Genealogy Club, the New England Historical Genealogy Society and the American Canadian Genealogy Society.

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  • John F. Purington, 70

    Swampscott — John F. Purington, 70, passed away on November 20, 2013, in his home. He was the companion and best friend of Sandra Foresta of Swampscott.

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  • Robert Aganski, 91

    Newburyport, MA — Robert “Bob” Aganski died on November 15, 2013, at the Kindred/Brigham Manor Nursing Home in Newburyport, MA. He was born on July 4, 1922, in North Tonawanda, NY, as a first generation American. He served in the merchant marines and then attended Niagara University, played varsity football, and earned a B.S. degree in social science in 1950.

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    Dec 5, 2013
  • Russell N. Holm, 96

    Derry, NH — Russell N. Holm, 96, of Derry, NH, died Sunday, December 1, 2013, in the Parkland Medical Center in Derry. He was born on March 24, 1917, a son of the late Alfred and Barbara (Theiss) Holm. A lifelong resident of Derry, he was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy, Class of 1936. Mr. Holm was a US Navy veteran serving during WWII on the USS North Carolina where he was a Plank Owner. He had been employed as a Postmaster for the Town of Derry. Mr. Holm was a former member of the Lions Club, and enjoyed stamp and coin collecting, and was a collector of WWII memorabilia.

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  • Thursday, November 28, 2013
  • Ethel L. Cole, 74

    Derry, NH — Ethel L. Cole, 74, of Derry, NH, died Friday, November 22, 2013, in the Parkland Medical Center in Derry. She was born in Dover Foxcroft, ME on April 19, 1939, a daughter of the late Ernest and Arlene (Dority) Fairbrother. Ethel had been a resident of Derry for the past 48 years, formerly living in Levant, ME. She had been employed in the cafeteria at Pinkerton Academy in Derry for over 15 years. Ethel enjoyed sewing, reading, ceramics and knitting.

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  • Jeanne C. Petrin, 69

    Derry, New Hampshire — Jeanne C. Petrin, 69, of Derry, NH, passed away Monday, November 18, 2013, at Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA. She was born on November 13, 1944, in Milton, NH, a daughter of the late Fred and Isabelle (Hoyt) Eldridge. Jeanne was a hard worker and very dedicated. She was very thoughtful of others and the needs of others. She enjoyed playing beano. Jeanne also liked to stay very active and enjoyed going out with her friends.

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  • Thursday, November 21, 2013
  • David Milo Brown, 71

    Derry, NH — David Milo Brown passed away peacefully in his home on November 18, 2013, after a lingering illness. The son of Mrs. Rachel Brown, he was born on February 10, 1942, in Portsmouth, NH. He spent his childhood in Laconia, NH and graduated from Laconia High School in June of 1960. He later attended Keene State College where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education in June of 1964 and his Master's in Education in June of 1967. He continued his studies at Northeastern University completing a Certificate of Advanced Studies in the Graduate School of Education Administration in June of 1976.

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    Nov 21, 2013
  • Phyllis M. Wilson, 93

    Derry, NH — Phyllis M. Wilson, 93, of Derry, NH died November 12, 2013, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Wilson was born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada on April 2, 1920, daughter of the late Seymour and Goldie (Goodwin) Walsh. She had resided in New Hampshire since 1979, formerly living in Massachusetts. She was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother and spent her lifetime as a homemaker. She was a supporter of the Wolverines and worked the Wolverines bingo. She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and loved watching Phil Mickelson play golf.

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  • Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • Marion I. Anderson, 94

    Londonderry, NH — Marion I. Anderson, 94, formerly of Londonderry, NH, died November 7, 2013, in Maine General Medical Center, Augusta, ME. Marion was born in E. Columbia, NH on August 7, 1919, a daughter of the late Alpheus and Catherine (Martin) Frizzell. In more recent years she moved to Kents Hill, ME to live with her daughter. Marion had been a resident of Londonderry since 1944, formerly living in Columbia where she attended schools, including Colebrook Academy. She was a graduate of Keene Teachers College and taught at numerous schools in NH. Marion was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Ransford Chapter #15 and the Mizpah Rebekah Lodge #15, both of Derry. She was the recipient of the Golden Sheaf certificate at the Londonderry Grange #44. While in Londonderry, Marion served as former Town Clerk and Tax Collector, and administered the School Lunch program for the Londonderry Central School. She served on the School Board in Londonderry in addition to the Library and Cemetery Trustees.

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  • Norman Whittemore Bangs, Jr., 70

    Wells, Maine — Norman Whittemore Bangs, Jr., 70, of Wells, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at York Hospital in York, ME. He was born in Derry, NH on March 25, 1943, the son of Norman Whittemore Bangs, Sr., and Geraldine (Scribner) Bangs. He grew up in Derry, NH, graduating from Pinkerton Academy, Class of 1963.

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  • Thomas 'Tom' David McCormick, 86

    Manchester, NH — Thomas “Tom” David McCormick Sr., 86, passed away on November 10, 2013, at Villa Crest Nursing and Retirement Home, Manchester. Born in Granby, Conn., on January 30, 1927, he was a son of the late Robert and Margaret (Mahoney) McCormick.

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  • Thursday, November 7, 2013
  • Wallace Scott, 87

    Andover, NH — Wallace H. Scott, 87, of South Short Street, died at his home on Friday, November 1, 2013, surrounded by his family after a short illness.

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  • Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Dr. David K. Duston, 72

    Hampstead, NH — Dr. David Kenneth Duston, 72, of Hampstead, NH died on Sunday at his home.

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