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May 22, 2014

Hampstead Library News

HAMPSTEAD — The Hampstead Public Library is closed on Mon., May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. No materials will be due that day. Patrons wishing to borrow museum passes for Sunday and Monday of that weekend must pick them up at the library by 2:00 p.m., on Sat., May 24. Call the library for more information 329-6411.

MOVIE OF THE MONTH — Thurs., May 29, at 7:00 p.m., the Library has Free Movie Night, screening the film adapted from Robert M. Edsel’s book “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History”. It’s about seven art historians and museum curators, who went behind enemy lines during World War II to recover some of the world’s greatest works of art. George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, and Matt Damon lead the all-star cast.

YOGA CLASS — The last free chair yoga class of the season is on Tues., June 3, at 3:00 p.m. There will be no classes in July or August. The class is open to the public. Participants can stand, sit, or use the floor while doing the stretching and strengthening exercises. The instructor is Maggie Morgan from the Yoga Room in Hampstead.

JUNE BOOK GROUP — Books are now available at the Hampstead Public Library for the June discussion of “Falling Together.” Marisa De los Santos’s novel is about the friendship between Pen, Cat and Will which formed during college and fell apart afterward. It’s been six years since they were in touch, and Pen suddenly receives a message from Cat begging her to go to their college reunion. When Pen and Will meet there, they encounter an unwelcome surprise and are launched into a life-changing journey. The book discussion is Thurs., June 19, at 1:00 p.m., and newcomers are welcome.

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    Ellenton, FL — David Drowne, formerly of Newburyport, Mass., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014, and Tidewell Hospice in Ellenton, Fla.

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  • Kathleen M. Wright

    Epping, NH — Kathleen M. Wright, 73, of Epping, formerly of Kingston, died suddenly on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the Exeter Hospital with her beloved husband, Clem and her devoted daughters, Chris and Candie, at her bedside.

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  • Alan J. Walker, 68

    Kingston, N.H. — Mr. Alan James Walker, 68, passed away peacefully at his home on July 8, 2014, after a long, brave battle with cancer.

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  • James Reese

    Raymond, NH — James Edwin Reese, 74, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, surrounded by his family and friends at his home in Raymond, N.H. He was the son of John and Ruth Reese, born on Oct. 29, 1939 in Edensburg, Pa. James graduated from Central Cambria High School in Pennsylvania before proudly serving in the U.S. Army as a food inspector. His military service was followed by 31 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a meat inspector. Mr. Reese was an avid outdoorsman and spent much of his time fishing, camping and hiking in the White Mountains. He became involved in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed passing on his vast knowledge of the wilderness to others. Throughout his retirement years he enjoyed woodworking, raising rabbits and working in his garden.

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  • Velma J. Reid

    South Hampton, NH — Velma J. Reid, 80, died peacefully on July 17, 2014 at Exeter Hospital, surrounded by family. She was born in Haverhill, Mass. on June 8, 1934, the daughter of the late George C.W. and Alta I. (Kimball) Haynes. A graduate of Haverhill High School, Velma worked at Western Electric until she had children. For years, she was a devoted “stay-at-home” mom who raised her three children in a loving, nurturing environment. She later worked various manufacturing jobs until her retirement. After retiring, she volunteered her time at various organizations and was very involved at the East Kingston Community United Methodist Church as a member of the women’s guild, assisting with the holiday fair, and helping out wherever she could. She had a passion for animals, and would donate money, food, and blankets to the NH SPCA. She loved to sew and made a personalized quilt for every member of her family. She was also a member of the “Ugly Quilts” group, which made blankets and sleeping bags for the homeless using recycled fabric. She is survived by her husband, Clyde Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; daughter, Pam Eaton of Danville, N.H.; son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Kim Reid of Raymond, N.H.; daughter, Shirley Reid of South Hampton, N.H.; two sisters, Gwen Stuart of Haverhill, and Norma Taplin of Dracut; four grandchildren, Cheryl and Marc Welch, and Kristen and Joshua Reid, and several nieces and nephews.

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