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June 6, 2013

Plaistow Library News

PLAISTOW —The staff at the Plaistow Public Library would like to thank Diane Arrato Gavrish for her service to our library and community as director. Diane’s passion and enthusiasm have inspired and enervated the mission and vision of the library. She has heralded many important changes in a short period of time, including a new website; a strong Facebook and Twitter presence; overseeing the addition of eBooks and eReaders to materials that may be loaned; adding people counters and handicap-accessible doors and a color copier/fax machine for public use; implementing a new computer time management system CASSIE and a new circulation system Koha. In addition, she has supervised an ever-growing population of volunteers; led a group of librarians and volunteers as the “Bookettes” in the Old Home Day parade; and finally made history with her cooperation with Kimball Library in Atkinson and Sandown Public Library to create the Southern NH Library Cooperative. In Diane’s two and a half years she has navigated four long-term staff retirements and hired and trained three new staff members. Diane’s talents are many, and the effect of her vibrant personality and boundless energy will continue to inspire and benefit the staff and community of Plaistow for years to come. Diane’s last day at the library is June 30.

On Wed., June 19 at 6:30 p.m. Edward and Mary Kelley will present The Life of a Famous Civil War Officer Colonel J. Egbert Farnum, Excelsior Brigade, 70th New York Vols. Brigadier General, 11 Reserve Corps. Ed and Mary Kelley are members of the Civil War Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization. The Kelleys are retired teachers who keep history alive by portraying their ancestors at the Gettysburg Wax Museum, schools, libraries, historic reenactments, parades and dedications. This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Please register online in advance.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Francis M. Lurvey, 76

    Bar Harbor, ME — Francis M. Lurvey passed away Sunday, June 22, in Bar Harbor, Maine, after battling cancer. By his side were his sons, Edwin Lurvey and Steven Lurvey and his niece and husband, Debra and Richard Carey, as well as cousin, Marion McDonald. He was the son of Edwin R Lurvey (Bar Harbor) and Delia Amazeen (Dexter). He is survived by five children, a stepson, and their families. His sons, Edwin and wife April, Steven and wife, Pam, David and his daughter, Meghan, as well as his daughters, Lorraine and Ellen and her husband, Paul DiScipio with daughters, Katherine and Julia, and his stepson, Brian Faulkner and wife, Jody with children, Trevor, Rachel, and Keith. He is also survived by his sister, Sheryl, and many nieces and nephews including Frank Lurvey and Elaine Langer. Francis was predeceased by his twin brother, Frank, as well as his brothers, Edwin and Erwin. He was also predeceased by his longtime companion, Brian and Edwin’s mother, Maureen Faulkner and former wife, Roberta Lurvey Gilmore.

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  • Norman R. Cote

    Atkinson, NH — Norman R. Cote, of Atkinson, was called to his heavenly home on June 16, 2014, following a period of declining health.

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  • Frederick M. Hopper, 64

    Epping, NH — Frederick Michael Hopper, of Epping, N.H., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 15, 2014. Predeceased by his wife, Alice Hopper, he is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Joann Peatfield; daughters, Shay Belair and Jayne Pond; sons-in-law, Adam Belair and James Pond; mother, Arlene Hopper; father and stepmother, Frederick S. and Barbara Hopper; siblings, Susan Hardy, Stephan Hopper, Scott Hopper, and Sherri Chagnon; grandsons, Benjamin Belair, Jonathan Belair and Jackson Pond; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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