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Obituaries

Obituaries
  • 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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  • Helena F. Leandro, 80

    Lexington, MA — Helena F. (Rees) Leandro of Lexington, Oct. 26, 2013. Loving mother of Sandy Leandro of West Ossipee, NH, Robert Leandro of Acton, Susan DiSalvo of Derry, NH, and Richard Leandro of Somerville. Cherished grandmother of Joseph, Christina, James, Sarah, Emily, and Jennifer. Dear sister of Bill Endres of Billerica and Colette Hensley of TN.

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  • Marilyn Lamson, 89

    Hamilton, MT — Marilyn E. Lamson, 89, of Hamilton, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013. Born on November 26, 1923, in Haverhill, MA, the daughter of the late Ralph and Edith (Couch) Hall, she is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Janet of Manchester, CT, her son-in-law, Michael Mertins of Hamilton, two grandsons, and five great-grandchildren. Marilyn was predeceased by her husband, Floyd, and her daughter, Karen Mertins, both of Hamilton.

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  • Pauline A. Veysey, 71

    Tewksbury, MA — Pauline A. Veysey, 71, of Tewksbury, Mass., passed away on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. Ms. Veysey was the daughter of Lemuel Smith and his wife, Marion. She was born and educated in New Brunswick, Canada.

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  • Thursday, October 17, 2013
  • Fred Bunker, 81

    Westland, MI — Fred Bunker, 81, of Westland, MI passed away Monday, October 7, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 29, 1932, in Derry, NH, a son of the late Fred M. and Lottie (Parker) Bunker. Fred graduated from Pinkerton Academy, “Class of 50,” and went on to proudly serve his country in the US Navy. Fred worked his entire career until retirement for American Airlines, based in Detroit, MI.

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  • Irene Zoulias, 96

    Holiday, FL — Irene Churas Zoulias, 96, of Holiday, Fla., and Plymouth, N.H., died on October 3, 2013, after a brief illness at Carroll Hospice Dove House. Born on June 26, 1917, in Franklin, N.H., she was the daughter of Athan Churas and Urania Gekas Churas. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, George C. Zoulias; sisters, Dorothy Smith of Windsor, Conn., Lillian Fradette of Lawrence, Mass.; and brother, Frank Churas of Manchester, N.H.

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  • Jack "J.J." Waldron, 51

    Derry, NH — Jack "J.J." Waldron, 51, of Derry, NH, died Sunday, October 13, 2013, in his home. He was born in Alexandria, VA on September 19, 1962, a son of Jack L. and Martha (Derby) Waldron. “J.J.” had been a resident of Derry for the past nine years, formerly living in Gloucester, MA, having grown up in Virginia. He was a US Air Force veteran serving from May 11, 1984 to January 14, 1988. “J.J.” was employed as a repairman for the MBTA and had previously been employed by United Airlines for 17 years. He was an avid Washington Redskins fan, enjoyed Pink Floyd, and launching model rockets with his sons. He loved to barbecue and the family referred to him as the "Grill Master." “J.J.” will also be missed by his dog, Diesel.

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  • Joseph J. Summa, 48

    Derry, NH — Joseph J. Summa, 48, of Derry, NH passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack. He was born on October 11, 1965, in Somerville, MA, the son of Jean R. (Neale) and the late Joseph P. Summa. He had attended Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA. Joseph loved talking politics, spending time with his family and had a big heart for animals. He was a compassionate person. Joseph was a social butterfly who seemingly knew someone everywhere he went. His absence will be felt by many family and friends.

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  • Marie Louise Walsh, 85

    Derry, NH — Marie Louise Walsh was born in Rochester, N.H., on June 5, 1928, to Martin Edward Harrity and Yvonne Lydia Therrien. She joined her beloved husband, John, in heaven on October 11, 2013, with both daughters at her side, after a brief illness at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center in Derry. She lived and was raised in Somersworth, N.H. Mary graduated from Keene State Teachers College, where she met the love of her life, John. She began her 40-year teaching career in Belmont, N.H. Mary then moved and taught at Alvirne High School in Hudson, N.H., and finished her career after teaching for 32 years at Hood Jr. High School in Derry.

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  • Philip G. Dalrymple, 82

    Londonderry, NH — Philip G. Dalrymple, 82, of Londonderry, NH, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Dalrymple was born in Melrose, MA on March 29, 1931, a son of the late Horace and Marguerite (Graham) Dalrymple. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Northeastern University. He worked in banking for 40 years, retiring as President of Reading Co-operative Bank. Mr. Dalrymple was a member of the Londonderry Presbyterian Church, he enjoyed music and loved sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee.

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  • Ruth E. Smith, 89

    Derry, NH — Ruth E. Smith, 89, of Derry, NH died October 11, 2013, at the Parkland Medical Center, Derry, NH. Mrs. Smith was born the youngest of 15 children in Medford, MA on April 25, 1924. The daughter of Clarence B. and Mabel A. (Bailey) Wright, she was a longtime resident of Londonderry before moving to Pinardville, and more recently, Derry, NH. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Lester B. Smith. Both had been longtime active members of the Londonderry United Methodist Church.

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  • Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Barbara Corrigan, 57

    Derry, NH — Died after a short illness at Parkland Hospital from complications of diabetes. Su

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  • Floyd Lamson, 91

    Hamilton, MT — Floyd G. Lamson, 91, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013, at home. Born on August 3, 1922, in Brighton, VT, the son of the late Milan and Annie (Major) Lamson, he is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Hamilton, his son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Janet of Manchester, CT, his son-in-law, Michael Mertins of Hamilton, two grandsons, and five great-grandchildren. Floyd was predeceased by his daughter, Karen Mertins of Hamilton.

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  • Karl Hagerup Jensen, 57

    Derry — Karl Hagerup Jensen, age 57, died January 15, 2013, at the Beverly Hospital in Beverly, MA, following a year and a half battle with a rare combination of fronto-temporal lobe dementia, primary progressive aphasia and bulbar amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

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  • Thursday, October 3, 2013
  • Judith M. Mabie, 68

    Derry, NH — Judith M. Mabie, 68, of Derry, N.H., died September 29, 2013, in the Franklin Regional Hospital, Franklin, N.H. Judy was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., on June 16, 1945, a daughter of Violet (Hawkins) McPherson and the late Woodrow Wright. Judy had resided in Derry since 1980, formerly living in Beverly and Salem, Mass. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Halcyon Club, both of Derry. Judy loved jigsaw puzzles, dancing and music.

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    Oct 3, 2013
  • Scott B. Staples, 62

    Derry, NH — Scott B. Staples, 62, of Derry, NH, formerly of Malden, MA, died unexpectedly at his home on September 4, 2013.

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  • Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • Martha M. (Muse) Stikeman, 72

    Salem, NH — Martha M. (Muse) Stikeman, 72, of Salem, N.H., died Thurs., Sept. 19, at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Mass. Martha was born in Malden, Mass., grew up and was educated in the Greenwood section of Wakefield, Mass. She was the daughter of the late Sarah (McGonagle) and Arthur Muse. Martha was a manager for Digital Equipment Corporation in Salem. She enjoyed wintering in Punta Gorda, Fla., where she was socially active in the community at Water's Edge, and where she lived on a sunny spot on a small pond with her husband of 51 years. Martha loved cooking for her family, working in her garden, quilting, and rooting for the Red Sox and Patriots. She especially loved her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, David Stikeman of Salem, who decided he would marry her when he met her on the first day of school, in first grade. She was mother to three sons, James and his wife, Dee (Duncan), of Derry, N.H., John and his wife, Christina (Calabria), of Atkinson, N.H., Jeff and his wife, Darlene (DesFosses), of Wakefield, Mass. She was sister to Mary Dumont of Wakefield, Mass., and sister-in-law to Marilyn Cornett of Derry, N.H., and to Barbara Holloway of Wakefield. Martha adored her 8 grandchildren, Thomas, Joseph, Taylor, Amanda, Emily, Elizabeth, Henry, and Tucker. She was an aunt to several nieces and nephews.

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  • Thursday, September 19, 2013
  • David H. Cross, 80

    Summerfield, FL — David H. Cross passed away on Sept. 1, 2013 with his loving family by his side. Dave was born on Jan. 3, 1933 to the late Hurley and Beatrice Cross. He graduated from Pinkerton Academy in 1951 and worked at Skellys Garage in Haverhill, MA, for many years and at Centronics in Hudson, NH, until his retirement in 1988 at which time he and his wife moved to Florida, where they enjoyed many happy years. In his earlier years he was a member of the Masons and became a Shriner. Dave enjoyed boating and camping and spending time with his family. He had an awesome sense of humor and loved joking and making you laugh, which is how he got his nickname "Dirty Old Man." He will be sadly missed. He leaves his wife Alice (Haggett) Cross of 62 years; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Linda (Faxon) Cross of Ocklawah, FL, David and Jean (Ouellet) Cross of Fremont, NH, Cathy (Bevins) Cross of Joppa, MD; sisters, Pearl Thar of Florida, Ginger Wolak of Summerfield, FL, and Charlotte Barry of Hampstead, NH; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lorenzo and Bette Haggett of Summerfield, FL; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his sons, Larry Cross and Robert Cross.

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  • Stephanie Holden, 57

    Merrimac — Stephanie Jean (Baslow) Holden, August 19, 2013, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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