Portsmouth, NH — James Makarchuk, 92, of Portsmouth, N.H., passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at Banner Gardens Hospice Care Center in Mesa, Ariz. Born in Portsmouth, N.H., on June 20, 1921, he was the son of John and Anna Makarchuk.
Merrimac, MA — Stephanie Jean (Baslow) Holden, August 19, 2013, passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Stephanie was visited by close family and friends and comforted by her husband until her passing. Stephanie was 57. Born in New Milford, Conn., she was the only child of Gene and the late Shirley Baslow of Washington, Conn.
Sebastopol, CA — Joanne Irene Marie (Williams) Stevenson, 74, born November 26, 1938, the daughter of Emily (Doucette) Williams and Charles Shackley Williams of Haverhill, MA, died August 5 in her Sebastopol, CA home, following a brief illness. She was surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren.
Hampstead, NH — Helen F. (Repetto) Case, 85, passed July 22 at Merrimack Valley Hospice House after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Malden, Mass., Aug. 28, 1927, to Joseph and Dorothy (White) Repetto, she resided most of her life and raised her family there. She moved to Hampstead, N.H., in 1978 after the death of her loving husband of 25 years, Peter R. Case. Helen started working at age 14 at Jordan Marsh in Boston and was part-owner of The English Muffin restaurant in Hampstead. She loved bowling and playing Bingo with her friends at the Vic Geary Center in Plaistow and enjoyed reading books while taking delight in the views of Sunset Lake. More than anything, she enjoyed time spent with her family. She will be remembered as a devoted mother and grandmother and was looking forward to welcoming two great-granddaughters this year. She was predeceased by husband, Peter R. Case; brother, James Repetto; and grandson, Peter Guilmette. Family members include daughters, Elizabeth Robinson and husband, Thomas Jr., of Lutz, Fla., Cecelia Noel and husband, Richard, of Sandown, Marianne Colella and husband, Alfred, of Sandown, and Helen Guilmette and husband, David, of Manchester, N.H.; six grandchildren; a sister, Susan Mignault of Beverly; her brothers, Joseph Repetto of Billerica, Henry Repetto of Alfred, ME, Richard Repetto of New York; and several nieces and nephews.
Newton, NH and Peabody — Frederick Joseph King, 74, of Newton, N.H., and formerly of Peabody, husband and best friend of Joyce (Dempsey) King, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage, passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with cancer, on Friday July 12, 2013, at the Merrimack Valley Hospital in Haverhill.