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Thursday 01/28/2016
Martha S. Burnham, 67
Posted: January 28, 2016 - 12:00 am

KINGSTON, NH: Martha S. Burnham, 67, of Kingston passed away with peace and grace on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 with family and friends at her side.

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Thursday 01/07/2016
Richard I. Chase, 62
Posted: January 07, 2016 - 12:00 am

EXETER, NH: Richard Irving Chase "Rick", 62, died December 22, 2015, at Exeter Center, Exeter, N.H.

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Dana William Black, 70
Posted: January 07, 2016 - 12:00 am

HAMPSTEAD, NH: Dana William Black, 70 of Hampstead, N.H., passed away Wednesday December 30, 2015, in Hampstead, N.H. He was born in Bath, Maine, on May 30, 1945, to Alton C. Black and Fern (Nickels) Black of Lynn, Mass. He was raised and lived in Lynn, Mass., and then moved to Danville, N.H., in 1979, with his family. He made Hampstead, N.H., his final home town. He had been a long-time member of the Teamsters Local 42. He loved the outdoors and tinkering with things. He enjoyed being a member of the Plaistow Fish & Game Club in Plaistow, N.H., for many years. He spent time with family and friends in Harrington, Machias, and Cherryfield, Maine, on many hunting trips and summer vacations.

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Eugene V. Madej, 83
Posted: January 07, 2016 - 12:00 am

EAST KINGSTON, N.H.: Eugene V. Madej "Gene", 83, died unexpectedly on December 26, 2015, at his home in East Kingston, N.H. He was born October 13, 1932, in South Hadley, Mass., son of the late Ferdinand Madej and Julia (Pokora) Madej.

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Theresa Herman, 83
Posted: January 07, 2016 - 12:00 am

NEWBURYPORT: Born in Amesbury to the late George and Lorette (Thibodeau) Charest. She is survived by her sister Alice Fowler of Danville, N.H.

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Tuesday 12/29/2015
Thomas Missert, 84
Posted: December 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

ATKINSON, NH: Thomas Missert of Atkinson, N.H., passed away peacefully on Monday, December 21, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was the beloved husband for 59 years to the love of his life, Betty Missert. He was loved dearly by all his children, Debbie (Mickey), Jim (Mary), Pete (Karen), Tom (Deanna), Paul (Carolyn), Mark (Mary); and was cherished by his 12 grandchildren, of whom he was always very proud.

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Thursday 12/17/2015
Maryclaire (Ward) Paullis
Posted: December 17, 2015 - 12:00 am

NEWTON, NH: Maryclaire (Ward) Paullis, age 48, of Newton, N.H., died unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, December 12, 2015. She was the beloved wife of 21 years of Kevin "Jay" Paullis.

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Thursday 12/10/2015
Martha S. Burnham, 67
Posted: December 10, 2015 - 12:00 am

KINGSTON, NH: Martha Stebbins Burnham, 67, of Kingston, passed away with peace and grace on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 with family and friends at her side.

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Wednesday 12/09/2015
Donald W. Briggs, Sr., 88
Posted: December 09, 2015 - 12:00 am

KINGSTON, NH: Donald W. Briggs, Sr., 88, a resident of Kingston, N.H., for 64 years, died on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at Rockingham County Nursing Home in Brentwood, N.H.

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Sunday 11/15/2015
Ralph H. Millard, Jr., 85
Posted: November 15, 2015 - 12:00 am

SANDOWN: Ralph H. Millard, Jr., 85 of Sandown, N.H. died Tuesday November 10, 2015 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born January 25, 1930 in Haverhill a son of the late Ralph H..Millard, Sr. and Gertrude (Smith) Millard. He graduated from Haverhill High School, where he played basketball and baseball. He grew up in Bradford, Mass. and Sandown, N.H. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean conflict, and retired from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1986 as a Planner and Estimator. After retirement he worked as a para-educator at Whittier Vo-Tech. He was active in his childrens' and grandchildrens' school sports programs.

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Thursday 11/12/2015
Edwin F. Bezanson
Posted: November 12, 2015 - 12:00 am

HAMPSTEAD, NH: Edwin Frederick Bezanson, 87, died peacefully on November 1, 2015 at Brentwood Nursing Home following a prolonged illness

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Wednesday 11/04/2015
Daniel Greeley, 48
Updated: November 06, 2015 - 1:45 am

KINGSTON, NH: Daniel E. Greeley, 48, passed away in his sleep on October 31, 2015. Dan was raised in Danville and graduated from Timberlane High School, Class of 1985.

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Thursday 10/22/2015
Meredith Anne Bolduc
Posted: October 22, 2015 - 1:00 am

FREMONT, NH: Meredith "Chickee" Anne Bolduc, 70, died peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on October 10, 2015 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on June 19, 1945 in Haverhill, the daughter of the late John and Priscilla (Estes) Barnes.

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Thursday 10/15/2015
Richard Allen Pomroy, 70
Posted: October 15, 2015 - 1:00 am

LONDONDERRY NH: Richard Allen Pomroy of Londonderry, N.H., died unexpectedly in his home on October 8, 2015.

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Thursday 09/24/2015
Melissa Riley, 36
Posted: September 24, 2015 - 1:00 am

KINGSTON, NH: Melissa Riley, 36, of Kingston, N.H., passed away Saturday, September 12, after a long battle with drug addiction.

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Thursday 09/03/2015
Edward J. Byron, Jr., 72
Posted: September 03, 2015 - 1:00 am

EASTHAM, MA: Edward J. Byron Jr., formerly of Kingston NH, Marlboro MA, and Waltham MA, died peacefully at home with family on August 23,2015. He was born on February 14, 1943 in Concord MA to the late Edward J. Sr. and Mary Frances (McGuire) Byron. He leaves behind his wife of 48 years Martha E.(O'Neil) Byron.

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Friday 08/07/2015
Norman Crocker, 69
Posted: August 07, 2015 - 1:00 am

DANVILLE, NH : Norman R. Crocker passed away unexpectedly on Monday. He is survived by his wife, Diane L. Crocker; son, Norman W. Crocker of Winston Salem, N.C. and family and daughters, Ann E. Powers of Danville, N.H. and family, Lauri A. Townsend of Exeter, N.H. and family, Tiffanie J. Crocker of Amesbury, and a sister, Patricia Maker of Rowley. He is also survived by many grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Madeline Marshall, 80
Posted: July 30, 2015 - 1:00 am

EAST KINGSTON, NH: Madeline Marshall, 80, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015, at her home in East Kingston. She was the daughter of Frederick and Madeline Smurrage. Born in Rockport, she graduated from Gloucester High School in 1953 and Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing in 1957. She graduated from UNH in 1987 with a BS in nursing.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Florence Brown, 89
Posted: July 28, 2015 - 1:00 am

SANDOWN, NH: Florence (Rudin) Brown, 89, of Sandown, N.H., formerly of Waltham, Mass., died Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Beloved wife for 53 years of the late Saul Brown and sister of the late Mary Donnell and Ida Gluckman. She is survived by son, Stephen Brown and his wife, Debra O'Neill Brown of Sandown; and daughter, Marjorie Wardian of Austin, Texas. Devoted "Grammy" to Matthew Brown and his wife, Marissa of Sandown; Rebecca Brown and her husband, Adam Duso of Sandown; Timothy Brown and his wife Kimberly of Danville; and Randi and Dillon Wardian of Austin, Texas. Also survived by great-grandchildren, Timothy and Jack Brown and Emily Duso all of Sandown; and Nikolas Beeson of Austin, Texas. She also leaves behind an extended family of nieces, nephews, and cousins. In retirement, she was an active volunteer at Fitzgerald Elementary School in Waltham for eight years and enjoyed serving as an usher for the Regal Players. Staff and administrators at Colonial Fox Den in Sandown and Colonial Poplin in Fremont are thanked for their kindness and care.

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Thursday 07/23/2015
Kathryn D. Walker, 67
Posted: July 23, 2015 - 1:00 am

KINGSTON: Kathryn Diane (Parsons) Walker, 67, of Kingston, passed away on July 1, 2015 after a long illness.

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Wednesday 07/22/2015
Phyllis B. (Duchesne) Coletta, 89
Posted: July 22, 2015 - 1:00 am

LAWRENCE, MA: On Sunday, July 19, 2015, the angels came down and wrapped their arms around Phyllis B. (Duchesne) Coletta, and took her home. She passed away peacefully at the Mary Immaculate Nursing Home, in Lawrence. Phyllis, 89, was predeceased by her parents Harry and Elvira (Gordon) Duchesne.

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Monday 07/20/2015
Madeline Marshall, 80
Posted: July 20, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Madeline Marshall, 80, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at her home in East Kingston. She was the daughter of Frederick and Madeline Smurrage. Born in Rockport, she graduated from Gloucester High School in 1953 and the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing in 1957. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1987 with a BS in Nursing.

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Wednesday 07/15/2015
Alan D. Benger, 83
Updated: July 17, 2015 - 1:47 am

ATKINSON, NH: Alan D. Benger, 83, a resident of Atkinson since 1962 died on July 10, 2015, at Parkland Medical Center in Derry, N.H.

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Thursday 06/25/2015
Kathleen Laflin, 88
Posted: June 25, 2015 - 1:00 am

PLAISTOW, NH: Kathleen (Kit) Laflin, 88, previous resident of Plaistow of 55 years, died in her home in Floral City, Fla., on June 6, surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She leaves behind her two daughters, Carol and June Laflin of Floral City, Fla., and one son, Roderick (Buzz) Laflin and his wife, Pat of Plaistow; one son, Dennis Laflin of Ossipee who predeceased her. She also leaves three grandchildren, Emma of Plaistow and Ryan and Caitlin of Floral City Fla., and many nieces and nephews. She was born and raised in Stratford, Conn. on March 16, 1927 and met and married Lloyd Laflin in 1947 of Jericho, Vt. who predeceased her. She was a devoted housewife, mother and grandmother.

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Thursday 06/18/2015
Howard Hamblett, 91
Posted: June 18, 2015 - 1:00 am

FREMONT, NH: Howard A. Hamblett, 91, died June 2, at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont, N.H., following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 4, 1923 in Derry, N.H. and lived there most of his life. He was the son of the late Arthur and Mary (Kelley) Hamblett. He was a graduate of Pinkerton Academy, Class of 1940.

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Thursday 06/04/2015
Louisa S. Chabot, 90
Updated: June 05, 2015 - 1:48 am

NEWTON JUNCTION, NH: Louisa died peacefully with family on May 25, 2015 at Exeter Hospital, Exeter. Born in Haverhill, daughter of Luigi and Julia (Kapella) DiFloures. Louisa was a press operator for many years for One Hour Martenizing in Haverhill, where she met her husband of 52 years, made their home in Newton, N.H. in 1948. Louisa loved to bake, watch old movies, go for rides to the ocean or spend time with her family. Louisa was predeceased by her husband, Joseph E. Chabot, Sr.; sisters, Helen (DiFloures) Tidd, Nancy (DiFloures) Rembis, Florence (DiFloures) Fogel, Josephine (DiFloures) Matthews and Irene DiFloures. Louisa is survived by four children, Joseph E. Chabot, Jr.; his wife, Patricia of Princeton, West Virginia, Louisa (Chabot) Wolf her husband, Leonard Wolf of Plaistow, Renee Chabot and her fiance, Michael Jaber of Newton Jct, and Stephen Chabot, 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

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Thursday 05/28/2015
Kevin Campagna, 62
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 1:00 am

LONDONDERRY, NH: Kevin L. Campagna of Londonderry, N.H., died suddenly at the age of 62 on May 6, 2015. He grew up in Lawrence, where he graduated from Lawrence High School. Trained as a computer technician, he worked for Wang Laboratories, Digital and Clearpoint Research Corporation until a serious back injury forced his early retirement.

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Patricia Comeau, 72
Posted: May 28, 2015 - 1:00 am

HAVERHILL: Patricia Comeau passed away peacefully at the Lakeview Nursing Home, amongst her family. She was the daughter of the late Katherine and David Hart of Plaistow, N.H. Pat is survived by her sons, Michael, Brian and Eric Comeau, her grandaughter, Krystal Comeau and her great-grandson, Cameron. She was born in Salem, Mass., grew up in Plaistow and graduated in 1960 from St. James High School. She was a waitress for many years at the Roma and later a cashier at Market Basket and Blockbuster. If Pat wasn't at home with her beloved cat, Buddy, she was often seen strolling downtown Haverhill, visiting the shops and enjoying the outdoors. Many called her Mom or Gram as she was like a second Mother to so many, she will be greatly missed.

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Thursday 05/21/2015
Sylvia P. Coombs, 76
Posted: May 21, 2015 - 1:00 am

KINGSTON, NH: Sylvia P. Coombs, 78, passed away on April 9, 2015 at home, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Amesbury on September 4, 1936, to the late Robert and Bertha Bragg, she lived in Amesbury for many years where she attended school and later worked for the Town of Amesbury in the school department and the former Amesbury Hospital while raising her three sons after the death of her husband in 1970 and later moved to Kingston, N.H.

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Thursday 05/07/2015
Thomas Doucette
Posted: May 07, 2015 - 1:00 am

WHITEFIELD: Thomas F. Doucette Sr., 70, of Old East Road, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Country Village Health Care Center in Lancaster after a long battle with cancer.

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Melvin E. Sands, 84
Posted: May 07, 2015 - 1:00 am

ATKINSON, NH: Melvin E. Sands, age 84, of Atkinson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at Maplewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Amesbury, following a period of declining health, with his wife, Sally and his daughter, Diana by his side.

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Francis Englehardt, 99
Posted: May 07, 2015 - 1:00 am

SEABROOK NH: Francis P. Englehardt, 99, passed away peacefully at Exeter Hospital on Sunday, May 3, 2015.

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Thursday 04/30/2015
Lorraine Gleed, 83
Posted: April 30, 2015 - 1:00 am

PLAISTOW, NH: Lorraine Francine (Parks/Shattuck) Gleed was born in Portsmouth, N.H., to William H. Parks and Hazel Althea (Fogg) Parks. Both of Lorraine's parents died of TB. Her father died in 1927 and her mother in 1928. Lorraine's two older siblings, William H. and Gwendolyn Louise, lived with their maternal grandparents, Frank and Minnie Fogg in Hampton, N.H. Both being in their late 70s, they could not care for Lorraine.

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Raymond C. Small, 85
Posted: April 30, 2015 - 1:00 am

SANDOWN, N.H.: Raymond Charles Small, 85, of Sandown, N.H., died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont, N.H.

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Thursday 04/16/2015
Patricia Bartlett, 52
Posted: April 16, 2015 - 1:00 am

KINGSTON, NH: Patricia (Holt) Bartlett died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 2, resulting from a brief struggle with mental illness. The complexities of her illness were sudden and surprising, yet not defining of her faith, hope and love. She was born on April 24, 1962 in Woonsocket, R.I. to Beverly and Howard Holt.

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Barbara A. Rollins, 80
Posted: April 16, 2015 - 1:00 am

KINGSTON, NH: Barbara A. Rollins, 80, died April 5, 2015 at Exeter Hospital, after a period of declining health.

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Sunday 04/12/2015
Gerald Larkin, 85
Updated: April 12, 2015 - 1:45 am

HAMPSTEAD, NH: Gerald Larkin, 85, of Hampstead, N.H., died March 27, 2015.

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Tuesday 03/31/2015
Helen G. Barosky-White, 92
Posted: March 31, 2015 - 1:00 am

ROWLEY, MA AND EPPING, NH: Helen G. Barosky-White, (Letellier), 92, of Epping, N.H., formerly a longtime resident of Rowley, Mass., died peacefully on March 27, 2015, at Country Center for Health & Rehabilitation in Newburyport.

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Saturday 03/28/2015
Leslie S. (White) Byers, 69
Posted: March 28, 2015 - 1:00 am

MERRIMAC, MA: Leslie Byers died December 10, 2014, at Lexington Health Care, in a rapid decline after a long battle with cancer. Leslie was born October 9, 1945, in Kansas City, Kan., eldest daughter of the late Jack A. and Mildred H. White, and lived in several places as a child, including Dallas, Texas and Stamford, Conn. A resident of Cambridge, Mass. until 1988, Leslie lived with creativity and independence. Her varied career included retail and housing management. She retired from the IRS and devoted her time to arts, travel, and gardening.

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Wednesday 03/18/2015
Maria Ann Schiavoni, 48
Updated: March 19, 2015 - 1:45 am

BRADFORD, MA: Maria Ann Schiavoni, 48, of Bradford, Mass., passed away peacefully in her sleep in late February 2015. She was born on Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kan., to Airman 2nd Class James G. Schiavoni and Erma M. (Rodriguez) Schiavoni.

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Tuesday 03/17/2015
Virginia M. (Comley) Churchill
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 1:45 am

MERRIMAC, MA: Virginia M. (Comley) Churchill, 91, of Merrimac, died suddenly at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport on Friday evening, March 13, 2015. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Churchill.

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Friday 03/06/2015
Scott E. White, 60
Posted: March 06, 2015 - 12:00 am

DALLAS, TX: Scott Edwin White of Arlington, Texas, formerly of Newburyport, died February 21 at the VA Medical Center's Community Family Center Hospice in Dallas, Texas. Born in Waltham, Mass. on February 12, 1955, he was a son of the late George F. White and Marilyn J. (Ferry) White, now of Hampton, N.H. He attended schools in Rowley and Newburyport, and graduated from Newburyport High School, Class of 1974.

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Thursday 03/05/2015
Robert C. Utman, 83
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

SANDOWN, NH: Robert C. Utman, 83, of North Road and formerly of North Adams, died February 22, 2015 at Colonial Poplin Nursing Home in Fremont.

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Olive Moriarty
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

KINGSTON, NH: Olive (Papineau) Moriarty, died on February 24, 2015, at the Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill. She was born on May 20, 1927 in Pawtucket, R.I., the daughter of the late Henry A. and Eva (Cartier) Papineau.

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Margaret Woodworth, 95
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

KINGSTON, NH: Margaret Woodworth, of Main Street, passed away on February 22, 2015, after a brief stay at the Rockingham County Rehab Center at age 95.

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Dixie Chace, 61
Posted: March 05, 2015 - 12:00 am

FORT PIERCE, FL : Dixie Leigh Chace, age 61, of Fort Pierce, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on February 18, 2015 at her home.

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Sunday 03/01/2015
Sonja S. Larkin, 78
Posted: March 01, 2015 - 12:00 am

HAMPSTEAD, NH: Sonja Shirley (Andersen) Larkin, age 78, of Hampstead, N.H., died February 22, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
Louis M. Holt Jr., 88
Posted: January 29, 2015 - 12:00 am

NORTH PORT, FL: Louis M. Holt Jr., 88, of North Port, Fla., passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Louis was born on January 19, 1926 to the late Louis M and Natalie (Dole) Holt. He was a WW ll veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy. He had retired from the State of Massachusetts after serving 40 years as a Civil Engineer. In 1985, he and his late wife, Doris, moved to Lake Placid, Fla. from Georgetown, and then to North Port in 2012. He was a protestant and loved traveling, fishing and being with his family. Survivors include his 10 children, Claire Guilmette of North Port, Fla., Raymond Holt of Raymond, N.H., Leonard Holt of Newton, N.H., Sandra Carey of Port Orange, Fla., Sherri Garnache of Haverhill, Dawn Harper of Exeter, N.H., Nelson Holt of Spring Hill, Fla., William Holt of Merrimac, Mass., Lisa McGibbon of North Port, and Lori Tanner of Georgetown, Mass.; sister, Winifred Gatchell of Jay, Maine; 22 grandchildren, along with many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

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Edward Pellerin, 82
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 1:45 am

LAWRENCE: J. Edward ('Eddy') Pellerin died on Monday, January 19, at his home in Orange. Mr. Pellerin was born and raised in Lawrence. He was an attendant of St. Anne Church, Lawrence. He worked at Lawrence Packaging Company for many years. His family members include two children, Michael Pellerin and Mark Pellerin of Massachusetts, and his sister, Lucille Bergeron of Ashburn, Va. He also leaves several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased in death by parents, Antonio and Juliette Pellerin; his brothers, Napolean, Wilfred, William, Robert and Normand Pellerin, and his sister, Rita Gosselin.

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Thursday 01/22/2015
John D. Impey, 81
Posted: January 22, 2015 - 12:00 am

KINGSTON, NH: John Douglas Impey, 81, died January 8, 2015, at his home in Kingston, N.H., after a period of declining health. He was born December 14, 1933, in Jamestown, N.Y., son of the late Arthur Guy Impey and Edith Gunhilde (Holmberg) Impey.

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