Orange County Obituaries
The United Opinion --- 1967 Obituaries
June 8, 1967
Mrs. Ruth Nutting(p. 2)
Mrs. Ruth Nutting, 81, died last week at a Newport, N.H. Hospital. Mrs. Nutting is the
mother of Mrs. Bernard Moulton and often visited in the Moulton home here. She leaves,
besides her daughter, Marion, a son, Elwin Nutting of Sunapee, N.H.; five grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
She had made her home in Sunapee for the past 59 years and was the widow of Arthur Nutting who died 18 months ago at age 86.
Private Funeral For Mrs. Green (p. 3)
Private funeral services were held June 3 at the family lot in East Hill cemetery,
Williamstown, for Mrs. Lillie Hersey Green, 90, widow of Prof. Bert Green, who died May 27
after a long illness. The Rev. Arthur W. Hewitt officiated.
Mrs. Green was born in Williamstown, Aug. 28, 1876, the daughter of Joel and Jane (Perkins) Hersey. She graduated in the early 1900's from Montpelier Seminary, which is now Vermont College. Later she married Prof. Bert Green, now deceased. In 1930 she moved to Piermont where she lived until fire destroyed her home in 1963. While there she was a great lover of flowers and raised beautiful lilies and roses. She was a member of the Piermont Congregational Church, and was a past Worthy Matron of the Woodsville, N.H., Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are 10 grandnieces and grandnephews, Mrs. Athol Manning, Mrs. George Bradshaw and Fabian Little of Williamstown; Mrs. Stanley Kelburn of Berlin, Maureen Little of Barre, Mrs. Paul Porter of Wakefield, Mass.; Gale Hersey of Riverside, Cal.; Henry Hersey Little of Chiapas, Mexico, and Clarence and Ralph Hersey of California.
Miss Mary A. Bowen (p. 6)
Funeral services for Miss Mary A. Bowen, 58, who died at the Mary Hitchcock Hospital in
Hanover, N.H., May 31, were held at the East Corinth Congregational Church Saturday at 2
p.m., with the Rev. Benjamin Bentley officiating. Mrs. Louis Longo was organist. Burial
was in the family lot at the Corinth Center cemetery.
Bearers were George Thomas, Myron Bowen, Neil Young, Bert Holland, Warren Huntington Sr. and James Hood.
Miss Bowen was born April 14, 1909 to Clinton and Jennie (Rowell) Bowen. Most of her life was spent in Corinth and East Corinth where she made her home for about 20 years with Mrs. Hazel Thomas. After the Thomas family moved away Miss Bowen remained for a few years, then rejoined the Thomases in Hartford, Vt., where she was living at the time of her death.
Survivors are a brother, Herbert of Corinth; two sisters, Mrs. Clarence (Jessie) Hutchinson of Barre and Mrs. Bobbie (Amy) Barnes of East Corinth; five nieces, three nephews and several cousins. Friends and relatives attended from Barre, Montpelier and Hartford, as well as from surrounding towns.
June 15, 1967
James D. McKay Dies At Age 65(p. 4)
James D. McKay, 65, of Topsham, died Friday at Barre City Hospital after a long
illness. He was born Nov. 20, 1901, the son of Duncan and Effie (Currier) McKay. He was a
former master of Minerva Masonic Lodge of Corinth and for 17 years was director of the
Federal Land Bank of St. Johnsbury. He married the former Marjorie Mitchell of Corinth
June 17, 1931. She survives him as do a son, Duncan G. McKay or Orange; a daughter, Mrs.
Neil (Louise) Young of East Corinth; a twin brother, Chauncey, of Topsham; and two
sisters, Mrs. Ivilou Welch of Topsham and Mrs. Raymond Jewell of East Corinth. He also
leaves four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The family requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in his memory to the Vermont division of the American Cancer Society.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon in the United Presbyterian Church in Topsham, with the Rev. Benjamin Bentley officiating. Bearers were Harold White, William Eastman, Norman McLarry, Russell Thompson, Franklin Temple and C.J. Welch. Burial was in the East Topsham cemetery where Fredric Inglis of Barre assisted Minerva Lodge 86 in conducting graveside services.
A large number of friends and former associates from neighboring towns and other towns in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts attended the funeral service.
Gertrude Meserve (p. 5)
Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Meserve (Gertrude Park) were held at the Congregational
Church Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. Rev. Jordan of St. Johnsbury Congregational church,
conducted the service. Burial was in the family lot in Oxbow cemetery.
Mrs. Meserve had been in a rest home for several years. For many years, the family made their home in Newbury and Mrs. Meserve had been a member of the Newbury church since 1898. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cecile Carlson of St. Johnsbury, and a son, Robert Meserve of Lyman, N.H., a grandson and several cousins.
June 22, 1967
Forrest S. Hartson(p. 3)
Funeral services were held June 5 at the Funeral Home, Deep River, Conn., for Forrest
L. Hartson of Ivoryton, Conn., who was killed June 2 in an explosion at the Valley
Metallurgical Processing Co. in Center Brook, Conn. Burial was in Center Brook cemetery.
Forrest, youngest son of Craig A. and Shirley Hartson, was born June 18, 1932, in Graniteville, Vt. In 1935 he, with his father, brothers and sisters, moved to South Newbury, Mrs. Lizzie Gilson bringing him up with her own younger boys. He attended schools in South and West Newbury, and high school in Newbury, from which he joined the U.S. Navy where he served for four years. He was married to the former Avis Paradie of Haverhill, N.H.
Surviving are Mrs. Forrest Hartson and six young children; his father, Craig A. Hartson of South Newbury; four brothers, Cecil, Weldon, Lyle and Grayson; two sisters, June and Beverly (Mrs. Phil Spear of So. Newbury); his mother, Mrs. Whitehouse, and half brother and sister, Richard Bailey and Mrs. Jack Theobald, and foster mother, Mrs. Lizzie Gilson.
Committal June 24 For Ethel Jeffers (p. 3)
Committal services will be held for Mrs. Weston (Ethel S.) Jeffers at the East
Haverhill cemetery at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, June 24.
Mrs. Jeffers died April 6, 1967 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stephen B. Wellington of West Newton, Mass., and memorial services were held at the Gordon Chapel, Old South Church, Copley Square, Boston. Mrs. Jeffers, the widow of Weston H. Jeffers of Pike and Florence, Mass., was born in Hurley, N.Y., on April 12, 1890, and graduated from the Girls Latin School in Boston in 1907 and Radcliffe College in 1912. She was a teacher at Haverhill Academy and later in Northhampton, Mass., and Boston. Her last two years were spent mostly in Hanover where she moved from Boston.
Mrs. Jeffers leaves two brothers, Oliver J. Schoonmaker of Pasadena, Cal., and Robert S. Schoonmaker of Miami Springs, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Burton E. Thresher of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Robert A. Judd of Madison, Wis.; her daughter, Mrs. Stephen B. Wellington of West Newton, Mass., and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Gertie Batten (p. 4)
Mrs. Gertie Batten, 92, of Waits River, died at Barre City hospital July 12 (NOTE: THE
PAPER STATES JULY 12, BUT GIVEN THE JUNE 22 EDITION DATE, THIS NEEDS TO BE VERIFIED!)
after several years of failing health. She was born Sept. 23, 1874, in the town of
Topsham, the daughter of Michael and Betsey (Woodman) Cunningham.
She was married to Ernest V. Batten in Manchester, N.H., on June 16, 1892. They resided there for two years, then moving to Stannard and, in 1898, they came to Waits River. Mr. Batten died in 1936. Mrs. Batten was a past member of the Riverside Grange of Waits River, the Waits River Methodist Church and for several years had taught Sunday school there.
She is survived by two sons, Erwin and Kenneth of Waits River, and one daughter, Berneice Webb of Miami, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Waits River Church at 2 p.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Richard Marceau of Groton officiating. Burial was in the Waits River cemetery.
Bearers were Henning Johnson, Eugene Eastman, Martin Tillotson, and Harry Clark. Those attending from out of town were Dwight Woodcock and son, and Jean Morrill of Meredith, N.H., Mr. and Mrs. Donald Beede and Gerald Cunningham of Barre, and Mr. and Mrs. Henning Johnson of East Orange. Whitcomb Funeral Home of East Barre was in charge of arrangements.
Pfc. David A. Brileya Untitled (p. 4) Pfc. David A. Brileya, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Brileya of Addison, was killed in action in Vietnam on June 11. David attended Middlebury Union High school for one year, and studied two years at Vergennes Union High school before entering service. He had been action in Vietnam since Dec. 1, 1966.
Mrs. Helena Ware (p. 5)
Helena Leet Ware, 76, widow of Walter F. Ware, and a resident of the Upper Valley for
many years, died June 6 at her home in North Thetford.
She was born in East Topsham on Oct. 19, 1890, the daughter of Henry Leet and Olive Lambert Leet. Helena and her four sisters contributed to the social life of the community, appearing as vocalists and instrumentalists at many public functions. They were known as the "Leet Sisters." She graduated from Bradford Academy with the class of 1910 and taught grade schools in Topsham, Vt., and Lyme, N.H.
On Jan. 10, 1914 she married Walter Flanders Ware, who was born March 31, 1882, and died Dec. 20, 1923. In later years she did home nursing here in the Upper Valley. Mrs. Ware was active in church affairs and had been a member of the Norwich Pen Pal Club and the World War Mothers' Club.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Wilder of Waterbury, two sons, Leet Ware of Norwich and Willard Ware of North Thetford; one sister, Christie McFadden of Marshall, No., three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in the North Thetford Church on Friday, June 9. Burial was in North Thetford cemetery.
July 6, 1967
George C. King(p. 2) Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the East Corinth Church for George C. King, 61, of East Corinth, who died July 1 at Barre City Hospital after a prolonged illness. Before coming to East Corinth, Mr. King resided in Rutland and was a member of Rutland Masonic Lodge #79, also Bellows Falls Elks Lodge #1619. He was also a member of the Orange County Sheriff's Association.
Mrs. Florence Weeks (p. 3)
Mrs. Florence Weeks, 78, died Thursday of last week in a hospital in Inverness, Fla.
She was born in Manchester, N.H., August 10, 1888, and was the widow of Alvin Weeks who
died in 1960. Survivors include two sons, George and Forrest, both of Orford; three
daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Pierson of Orford, Mrs. Alberta Glover of St. Albans, Vt., and Mrs.
Rose Glover of Moosup, Conn.; 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Orfordville Congregational Church with the Rev. Earle Hand officiating. Hale Funeral Home of Bradford was in charge. Burial was in the Bradford cemetery, Bradford, Vt.
Mrs. Jessie Fillian (p. 3)
Mrs. Jessie Fillian, 72, died Thursday, June 28, at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in
Hanover. Mrs. Fillian was born in Piermont, Nov. 2, 1894. Her parents were Charles and
Patience Woods. On March 23, 1915 she was married to Alphonse Fillian. They have made
their home in Orford. Mr. Fillian survives; also five daughters and four sons: Richard,
David and William of Orford, Roger of New Jersey; Mrs. Beatrice Perry, Mrs. Ruth Davis and
Mrs. Annette Godfrey of Orford, Mrs. Dorothy Hammond of Rehoboth, Del., and Mrs. Rachel
Fish of South Hadley, Mass. There are 43 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; also three
brothers and one sister.
Funeral services were held at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Orford, Monday at 10 a.m. Father Hannigan of Hanover officiated. Godfrey's Funeral Home was in charge.
July 13, 1967
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Myron Wilder, were held Sunday afternoon at the A.
E. Hale Funeral Home in Bradford for Mrs. Hilja Vartiainen Suur-Nuuja, who died in the
early hours of Saturday morning at Woodsville Cottage hospital where she had been a
patient about two weeks. Mrs. Suur-Nuuja was born Sept. 13, 1890 in Juuka, Finland. She
came to the United States in 1907 and later married Emil Suur-Nuuja who died in 1939.
Her profession for many years was that of cook, and during her career she worked for several prominent families in New York city, among them the owners of Campbell's Soup Co., by whom she was held in high esteem.
In 1957 she retired and came to South Newbury to live with her sister, Elma Kallberg. For the last few years she has been in failing health.
She is survived by three sisters and a brother in Finland, and in the United States by her sister, Mrs. Charles Kallberg; nieces, Sonja Stevens and Hilja Halonen; a niece, Irja Lehikoinen in New York, and cousin, Jenny Johansen, also of New York. Committal services were held at Woodlawn cemetery in the Bronx Monday. Mrs. Kallberg and Mr. And Mrs. Halonen attended from Vermont.
July 20, 1967
Clarence A. Burt(p. 3)
Clarence A. Burt, former resident of this area, died July 11 in Marshfield, Mass.,
following several years of ill health.
He was born in South Boston, Mass., on March 22, 1876, the son of Joseph and Mary (Lyons) Burt. He was married in 1920 to Mildred S. Poland of Wilder, who died in 1963. Burt, a retired farmer and mill operator, ran the bowling pin factory in the Rice's Mills section of Thetford from 1914 to 1933.
He leaves a son, Richard A. Burt of Fairlee and Lebanon. Funeral services were held July 13 in Marshfield, Mass., with the Rev. M. Highiam officiating. Burial was in the Winslow cemetery in Marshfield.
Mrs. Ellen M. Adams (p. 4)
Mrs. Ellen Mead Adams, 99, of Post Mills died July 14 at Mary Hitchcock Memorial
Hospital in Hanover after a brief illness.
She was born Nov. 26, 1867, in Irasburg, daughter of Franklin S. and Fidelia (Goodspeed) Mead. The family later moved to Northfield where Mrs. Adams lived until the fall of 1927. In 1928 she married Clinton A. Adams who died in 1942. She lived in Post Mills until 1962 when it became necessary for her to enter a home for the aged. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Grace Allen; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Isabel Condict; five stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held July 18 at 2 p.m. at the Post Mills Congregational church with the Rev. Clinton Condict of Ayer, Mass., officiating. Burial was in Elmwood cemetery in Northfield.
Mrs. Nina Babineau (p. 4)
Funeral services are being held this Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Post Mills
Congregational Church for Mrs. Nina M. Trevitheck Babineau, 76, who died Sunday morning in
New Port Richey, Florida. She was the widow of John E. Trevithick (SURNAME SPELLED BOTH
WAYS IN ARTICLE) who died in 1935, and the wife of Charles Babineau of New Port Richey.
They had lived in New Port Richey 21 years. She was born Dec. 31, 1890 in Pulaski, Tenn.
Mrs. Babineau leaves her husband and four sons; Earle Trevithick of West Lebanon, Kenneth Trevithick of Scotia, N.Y., Dean Trevithick, Storrs, Conn., and Richard Trevithick of Willimantic, Conn.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Thomas H. Rose of West Fairlee will officiate at the service. Burial will be in the Post Mills Cemetery. The Knight Funeral Home of White River Junction is in charge of arrangements.
Fred F. Spear (p. 5)
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. John Marsh, were held Monday at the West Newbury
Church for Fred Fletcher Spear who died July 14 at the Cottage hospital in Woodsville. The
Rev. Thomas Rose of West Fairlee, longtime family friend, sang "The Old Rugged
Cross" and "Beyond the Sunset". Mrs. Faerie Atwood of West Newbury, was the
Mr. Spear was born March 5, 1882 in West Newbury, son of Joseph P. and Ruth L. Saunders Spear. He has always lived on the home farm where he has been continuously occupied with farming. Bearers were Lloyd Rogers, Ellsworth Frost, Lawrence Tyler, William Vanderlean, Stanley Brock and William Marsh, all members of the West Newbury Grange. Mr. Spear was a Seventh degree Granger. He is survived by his wife, Reta Humphrey Spear, and four children: Mrs. Ralph (Kate) Emerson of Saxton's River, Fred Philbra Spear of West Newbury, James Ellsworth Spear of Cambridge, N.Y., and Mrs. Edgar (Evelyn) Lucas of Saxton's River.
There are twenty grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Burial was in the West Newbury cemetery.
Mrs. Annie Wood Dies at Age 95
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wood were called to Westport, Mass., earlier in the month by the
illness of his mother, Mrs. Annie Laura Wood. Mrs. Wood was taken to Truesdale Hospital,
Fall River, Mass., where she died July 9, at the age of 95 years. Funeral services were
held July 11 at the Friends Church, with interment at Beech Grove cemetery in Central
In May, Mrs. Wood was given a gold-headed cane by Westport selectmen in recognition of being the town's oldest resident; she would have been 96 July 18. Mrs. Wood read newspapers regularly with the aid of a magnifying glass and enjoyed television until her illness. She is survived by five sons and four daughters, 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
July 27, 1967
Fred Cook(p. 4)
Fred Cook died on Friday, July 21, at the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover,
N.H., after an illness of several weeks.
Mr. Cook was born in Norwich on Sept. 24, 1900, the son of George and Lillie (Rose) Cook. He was educated in the Norwich schools.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma (Stanley) Cook; five sons, Henry of Fairfax, Va., David G. of Lebanon, N.H., Samuel E., Chester L. and William A., all of Norwich; and two daughters, Mrs. Lois Hutchins of Lyme, N.H., and Mrs. Irene Parhialia of New Ipswich, N.H. He also leaves two brothers, Rowe and Connery Cook of Norwich; a sister, Mrs. Phoebe Farnham of Hanover; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held at the Rand Funeral home in Hanover, N.H., with the Rev. Malcolm Warford, pastor or the United Church of Strafford, officiating. Bearers were his five sons and his two sons-in-law, Wilbur Hutchins of Lyme and Otto Parhialia of New Ipswich, N.H. Burial was at the Evergreen cemetery in South Strafford.
August 17, 1967
Henry Mann Webster(p.3)
Henry Mann Webster, 66, of North Haverhill died July 30 after an illness of four years.
He was born Sept. 9, 1900 in Orford, son of Freeman H. and Mabel (Mann) Webster. He
attended elementary school in Piermont and was a farmer most of his life. In March 1926 he
married Willow Jenkins in Thetford and they lived in Groton, Conn. They had a daughter,
Wilma. The marriage ended in divorce.
Survivors include one sister, Gladys K. Stevens of Piermont, and a brother, Nelson Webster of Miami, Fla. Funeral services were held Aug. 2 in the Piermont Congregational Church with the Rev. R. Theodore Ball officiating. Debra Merrill was organist. Burial was in South Lawn cemetery in Piermont. Bearers were Martin Day, Bill Hazen, Floyd Smith and Burgess Metcalf.
James E. Brackett (p. 6)
Word has been received of the death by accident on July 29 of James E. Brackett, 67, of
Dallas, Tex. and Hot Springs, Ark.
He was born in Jamaica Plain, Mass., Jan. 21, 1900, son of the late Sewall C. and Arline (Ladd) Brackett of Jamaica Plain, Mass., and South Lyndeboro, N.H. His maternal grandmother was the late Louisa H. Ladd of Thetford Center.
Mr. Brackett was a graduate of Roxbury Latin School, Boston, and MIT. He was a World War I veteran. Besides his wife, Maria, he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Herbert W. Clements (Arline) of South Lyndeboro, N.H., and Mrs. Lester B. Warrington (Helen) of McLeon, Va., cousins, nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Aug. 1 at the Gross Funeral home in Hot Springs, Ark., and burial was at Calvary cemetery there.
Services Held For Larry Williamson (p.8)
A funeral Mass for Airman 2C Larry Edward Williamson, 19, of White River Junction, who
died August 3 at the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover, N.H., of accident injuries
was celebrated Monday, August 7 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Bradford. The Rev.
Anthony Brackett was celebrant.
The youth became the state's 54th highway fatality when his motorcycle was in collision with a station wagon at the intersection of Routes five and twenty-five at Bradford Thursday at 2:45 p.m. His machine slammed head on into the vehicle operated by William F. Bones, 66, of Bethel.
The youth was born Aug. 22, 1947 in Woodsville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Williamson, now of White River Junction, but formerly Bradford residents. He was a graduate of Bradford Academy in 1965 where he was active in sports and starred in soccer. He was president of the CYO in Bradford and was an altar boy for eight years at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
In the fall of 1965 he entered the Air Force and completed his basic training at Lackland AFB, Tex. He had been stationed at High Wycomb AFB in England and had been home on leave two days when the accident happened.
He leaves his parents; four brothers, Barry Calvin, 17; Dennis Lee, 13; Kevin Owen, 9; and Brian Anthony, 4; a sister Donna Elizabeth, 8; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Edla Williamson of Bradford; and his maternal grandfather, Calvin E. Santaw of East Corinth, as well as aunts and uncles. Full military honors were accorded at the burial in Sawyer Cemetery, Bradford, by a unit from Pease AFB, Portsmouth, N.H.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that contributions be made to the Larry E. Williamson Memorial Athletic Fund, in care of the Bradford National Bank.
August 24, 1967
Leland A. Reed(p. 2)
Word has been received of the sudden death of Leland A. Reed of Albertson, N.Y., on
Tuesday, Aug. 22. Mr. Reed was born in East Brookfield April 5, 1904, son of Albert D. and
Mary Adams Reed. He graduated from Randolph High School in 1921 and the University of
Vermont in 1925.
He married Ann Byer of New York city who survives him. Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Norman (Shiela) Mackinnon of Sudbury, Mass., three grandchildren: Neal, Cecilia and Craig Mackinnon; and one sister, Mrs. Merton (Ruby) Tracy of East Brookfield. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Burial will be in the East Brookfield cemetery.
Ruth C. Pierce (p. 3)
Mrs. Homer Perkins has received word of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Carr
Pierce, wife of Clarence Pierce, at her home in Mount Holly, N.C., on Thursday. Mrs.
Pierce was a native of Orford, N.H., and daughter of George and Effie Carr.
Survivors include her husband, one daughter, Frances, and grandchildren, all of Mount Holly, and a cousin, Robert Carr of Fairlee. Funeral services were held on Saturday at Mount Holly.
Pike (Morrill) (p.3)
The community is saddened by the death of Laurence Morrill who has served faithfully as rural mail carrier for many years.
Waits River (p. 6)
The body of Henry Balivet, son-in-law of former Sen. Ralph E. Flanders, was discovered in his car on a back road in Danville shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday, state police said. Dr. Maurice Rowe, regional medical examiner, ruled the death suicide.
George W. Leonard (p. 6)
Graveside services for George W. Leonard were held in Cedar Grove cemetery at 2 p.m. on
Saturday, Aug. 12. The Rev. Mr. Moyer of Haverhill officiated.
Mr. Leonard was born in Piermont Sept. 6, 1895, son of John and Agnes Leonard. He attended local schools and graduated from the University of New Hampshire. He served in World War I as Second Lieutenant.
Marguerite E. Drury and George W. Leonard were married on Dec. 21, 1918. One son, Richard, now of Woodbury, N.Y., was born to them on Aug. 11, 1928. >From then until his retirement he followed the paper manufacturing business, living in Methuen, Mass., for many years, then moving to Fort Washington, N.Y., where he died of a sudden heart attack on Aug. 8, at his home. Following cremation the ashes were brought to Piermont for burial in the family lot. Mr. Leonard is survived by his wife Marguerite; son Richard; two sisters, Hope Jeffers of Laconia, N.H., and Rita Little of Woodsville, N.H.; two brothers, Ray of Chester, Pa., and Henry of Madison, Conn.; and nieces, Barbara and Debbie of Conway, N.H., and Paula of Madison, Conn. All were able to be present with their families for the services.
The Women's Fellowship provided refreshments afterward at Mrs. Stetson's home, for the family and friends. Mrs. Barbara Stevens and Mrs. Esther Lapierre were in charge. Many flowers from family and friends were provided at the house and in the cemetery. Friends in Port Washington are donating to the local Heart Fund in his memory.
November 23, 1967
Carl Brock(p. 4)
Carl Brock, son of the late Olive Knight and Ernest Brock, died on Nov. 11 after a
He married Mildred Melendy, daughter of the late Mrs. Joseph 'Whitney, and to them were born two children, Carl P., who resides in Vernon, Conn., and a daughter, Mrs. Henry Dyson (Joyce), who lives in Kensington, Conn. Mr. Brock had lived in Vernon, Conn., since 1950 and was a machinist at Pratt Whitney Division of United Aircraft for many years. He retired in September 1965.
Funeral services were held at the White Gibson Funeral home Nov. 14 in Rockville, Conn., with the pastor of the First Congregational C h u r c h, R e v. John Lacey, officiating. Burial was in the Newbury Center cemetery. Rev. Alfred Coons of Wells River read the committal service. Survivors include his wife, Mildred Melendy Brock; his son Carl and daughter, Mrs. Henry Dyson, all of Connecticut; nine grandchildren, and one sister Mrs. Albert Anderson of Ludlow, Mass.
November 30, 1967
Miss Helen P. Evans(p. 4)
Miss Helen Packer Evans, 84, died Nov. 18 in Tewksbury, Mass., and was buried Nov. 21
in the Evans family lot in South Lawn cemetery, Piermont. Miss Evans was born April 14,
1883 in Piermont, daughter of Joseph O. and Josephine (Celley) Evans, one of seven
children. She attended the Piermont schools and Haverhill Academy. For several years she
taught in the Piermont district schools.
Then began a long and successful career in the millinery business in Lisbon, N.H.; Bradford, Vt.; Lawrence, Framingham and Boston, Mass.; Blairstown, N.J. and New York City. For over ten years she was head dressmaker at the Christian Science Home in Concord, N.H. In later years she ran a boarding house in Concord, N.H. Her last years were spent in Wilmington, Mass.
She was a member of the Christian Science Church in Concord, N.H., and Boston, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by one brother, Arthur M. Evans of Piermont; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Weeks of Monsey, N.Y.; four nephews and three nieces; and several cousins.
Funeral arrangements were in charge of the William Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Wilmington, Mass.; and graveside services were conducted by Rev. R. Theodore Ball. Bearers were Martin Day, Burgess Metcalf, Floyd Smith and Alfred Stevens.
Charles Hausmann (p. 6)
Charles G. Hausmann, a summer resident of Newbury for many years, died in the New Rochelle Hospital, New Rochelle, N.Y. on Nov. 27. He is survived by his wife Marie H. Hausmann. Burial was Nov. 30 at Evergreen cemetery in New Haven, Conn.
Mrs. Benjamin Dyke (P. 7)
Mrs. Ethel Dyke, 67, died Nov. 21 at the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital in Hanover
following a long illness.
She was born in Newbury, Vt., the daughter of Irving and Elizabeth Jesseman, and had been a resident of Orfordville for over 40 years. Besides her husband, Benjamin Dyke Sr. of Orfordville, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert L. Johnson of Orfordville and Mrs. Gilman Kendall of Etna; three sons, Benjamin F. Dyke Jr., Robert F. Dyke and George C. Dyke, all of Orfordville; three sisters, Mrs. Viola Fortier of Pike, Mrs. Eugene Lamarre of Woodsville and Mrs. Mabel DeCosta of Bradford; one brother, Elmer Jesseman of Warren; 24 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Orfordville Congregational Church with burial following in the Orford Street cemetery.
Charles K. Griggs (P. 8)
Charles K. Griggs, 53, died Nov. 21 at Cottage Hospital following an illness of several
months. He was born in Bradford on July 31, 1914, son of Benjamin and Susie McAllister
Griggs. He attended Bradford schools and graduated from Bradford Academy.
On Dec. 24, 1940 he was married to Kathrine E. Clark of Peacham. For the past 25 years he and his family lived in Bradford, where he was employed as manager of the Checkerboard Feed Store 16 years, and since that time he had worked as a carpenter. At the time of his illness, he was employed by Bonnie Oaks, Fairlee.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Doris French of North Wilbraham, Mass.; a son, Ernest Griggs; two grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard of Bradford and Norwood of Windsor; two sisters, Ella Eddy of Plaistow, N.H., and Nancy Coffin of Columbia, S.C.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in the Grace Methodist Church on Nov. 25, at 2 p. m. Bearers were Edward French Sr., Sheldon Goodine, Howard Fulford, Stanley Burgess, Earl Aremburg and William Young. Rev. James Bagley was the officiating clergyman.
December 21, 1967
Mary T. Somers(p. 4)
Funeral services were held in Concord, N.H., Monday afternoon at 2 p.m., Dec. 11, for
Mrs. Mary Taisey Somers, a former Newbury resident, who died after a long illness.
Committal services were held at the family lot in Oxbow cemetery, Newbury, Tuesday morning
at 11 o'clock, with Rev. Myron Wilder officiating.
Mary T. Somers was born in Newbury in 1885, the daughter of Daniel and Mary Laing Taisey. She attended Newbury schools, graduating in the class of 1903. She attended Plymouth Normal School and taught here and in other towns for several years.
Later she married Harvey Somers of Barnet and for many years they lived in Dracut, Mass., later returning to Newbury. After Mr. Somers' death, Mrs. Somers returned to Massachusetts where she was matron of the Faith Home in Lowell until she again returned to Newbury where she made her home with her sister. For the past few years she had been with her daughter, Rosamond Waldron, in Concord. Mrs. Somers was active in church and community life all her life.
Survivors include her daughter, Rosamond Waldron of Concord, N.H.; an elder sister, Mrs. Jessie Henderson of Fairlee; one brother, William J. Taisey of Newbury, and a nephew, Leith Henderson of Fairlee.
Harry Conley (p. 8)
Funeral services for Harry Conley, who died last Friday, were held last Sunday in the Knight Funeral home in White River Junction with Rev. Jay of the White River Methodist Church the officiating clergyman. Burial will be in the spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Conley had come to Bradford at Thanksgiving time to be with their daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Meagher of Bradford. Mr. Conley died December 15 after a long illness. Harry Conley was born in Waterbury in 1907, the son of Arthur J. and Bertha (Jones) Conley. The family moved to White River when he was a small child and Mr. Conley attended schools in that town.
He worked for the Boston and Maine Railroad until his retirement in 1959, at which time he and Mrs. Conley moved to Inverness, Fla. They had visited in Bradford at the home of their daughter, Mrs. John Meagher, for the past three summers.
Mr. Conley was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks and was also a member of the Methodist Church in Inverness, Fla. Survivors are Mrs. Conley, whom he married in 1928, and his daughter, Mrs. John (Norma) Meagher, and seven grandchildren, of Bradford.
December 28, 1967
Mrs. Marie Larson Dies at Age 91(p. 6) Mrs. Marie Larson, mother of Lloyd K. Larson, died Dec. 24 at the age of 91. Mrs. Larson was born in Arendal, Norway, and came to the United States when nine years old. In 1896, she married Alfred Larson, also born in Norway, and they made their home in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, N.Y. Both were active in the Fourth Avenue M.E. Church of that city.
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