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Barbara M. (Pike) Prinn CONCORD — Barbara Mabel (Pike) Prinn, 90, of Concord, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, at Havenwood Heritage Heights in Concord. She was born on July 25, 1930, in Melrose, Massachusetts, the daughter of Otto Pike and Mabel Mitchell Pike. …

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Cecile F. Riley NEWPORT — Cecile F. Riley, 91, of Highland Avenue passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by family, on Oct. 23, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer. Cecile was born in Hudson, New Hampshire, on Nov. 16, 1928, to the late J. Omer and Yvonne (Dionne) Lemay. She …

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James Parker Currier SUNAPEE — James Parker Currier died on Oct. 25, 2020, peacefully in his home, surrounded with love, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He valiantly participated in many experimental programs that will hopefully someday lead to a cure. Jim was born on Leap Ye…

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Jacqueline M. Snide WEATHERSFIELD, Vt. — Jacqueline M. (Companion) Snide, 80, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at Springfield Health and Rehab Center, after an illness. She was born May 1, 1940, in Claremont, New Hampshire, the daughter of Theodore and Bertha (Nadeau) Companion. On Ma…

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Michael Stephen Pevine CLAREMONT — Mr. Michael Stephen Pevine, 69, formerly of Claremont, died Oct. 15, 2020, at William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, Florida. He was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, and lived in Barefoot Bay, Florida, 14 years, coming from New Hampshire. Mike was a Mar…

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Donat A. "Skip" Gagne Jr. CLAREMONT — Donat A. “Skip” Gagne Jr., 76, of Claremont, New Hampshire, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at Sullivan County Healthcare, following a period of failing health. He was born in Keene, New Hampshire, on April 1, 1944, the son of Donat A. Sr. and Lillian (Alexa…

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Robert B. Courtemanche Sr. UNITY — Robert B. Courtemanche Sr., 76, of Unity, New Hampshire, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, on Nov. 30, 1943, the son of Henry and Bernice (Davis) Courtemanche and had been a li…

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Ronald E. Martel CHARLESTOWN — Ronald E. "Soaring Dove" Martel, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after his courageous fight against cancer. Son of Fred and Elsie Martel, Ron was born on Oct. 1, 1933. He was a lifelong residen…

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Philip J. Labrecque WEST UNITY — Philip Joseph Labrecque of West Unity, New Hampshire, died peacefully in his home on Oct. 19, 2020. He was born on Jan. 24, 1938, in Limestone, Maine, and was the youngest boy of 10 children. In his younger years, he farmed with his family, joined the militar…

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Robert C. Simms Jr. CHARLESTOWN — Robert Clifton Simms Jr., 72, of Charlestown, New Hampshire, passed away on Oct. 17, 2020, at his home with his family by his side. He was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, on Nov. 7, 1947, the son of Robert and Josephine (Hart) Simms. Bob was a U.S. Marine …

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Robert Gallant SOUTH READING, Vt. — Robert died peacefully Oct. 14, 2020, of aspiration pneumonia at the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Elva Sherer Gallant of South Lyndeborough, New Hampshire; brot…

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Freda May Hurlburt CLAREMONT — Freda May Hurlburt, 92, of Brandon Place in Claremont, died Sunday night, Oct. 18, 2020, at her home. She was born in Winchendon, Massachusetts, on June 9, 1928, the daughter of William A. and Lillian M. (Stevens) Davidson and had resided in Claremont since 196…

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Peter R. Lovely, Sr. NEWPORT — Peter R. Lovely Sr., 77, passed away on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, peacefully at his home with his family after his bout with cancer. Son of Marjorie Snow and Edgar Lovely, Peter was born on June 9, 1943. He grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts, was a Boy Scout and…

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Donald L. Foster Sr. CLAREMONT — Donald L Foster Sr., 77, of 79 Strand Road in Claremont, New Hampshire, passed peacefully with his wife by his side on the morning of Oct. 17, 2020, at Pine Rock Manor in Warner, New Hampshire. Don was born on Jan. 25, 1943, in Boston, Massachusetts. He was t…

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John N. Berry III NEWPORT — John Nichols Berry III, editor of Library Journal magazine for more than half a century, stalwart defender of freedom of speech, freedom of information and public libraries, died in New Hampshire on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, of an apparent heart attack. He was 87. …

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Linda A. (Hurd) Demeis NEWPORT — Linda A. (Hurd) Demeis, 78, passed away on Oct. 10, 2020. Born on Nov. 24, 1941, to Robert and Virginia (Farmer) Hurd, Linda was a lifelong resident of Newport. She graduated from Towle High School with the class of 1959. A couple years later on Dec. 30, 1961…

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Thomas H. Duling NEWPORT — Thomas H. Duling, 86, passed away on Oct. 10, 2020, at Woodlawn Care Center. Thomas was born on Sept. 10, 1934, to the late Herbert and Vivian Duling. He attended school in Sunapee, graduating from Sunapee High School. He worked at Dorr Woolen and Sturm Ruger, but …

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Charlotte (Welch) Scanlon BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Charlotte “Chadie” (Welch) Scanlon passed away at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Born on March 18, 1935, in Bellows Falls, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Catherine N. (Gee) Welch. She was a “Gage…

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James F. Briggs May 2, 1934 - Oct. 6, 2020 SUNAPEE — In the late afternoon of Oct. 6, 2020, the world of our father, James Francis Briggs, became whole again as he met his wife of 64 years in Heaven. Born in Manchester, New Hampshire, on May 2, 1934, he attended Bishop Brady High School and …

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Wayne G. Kennett CHARLESTOWN — Wayne Gordon Kennett, 72, of Charlestown, New Hampshire, passed away at home on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, after a period of failing health. He was born in Barre, Vermont, on Oct. 17, 1947, the son of Gordon and Irene (Lamphere) Kennett. Wayne enjoyed hunting, fis…

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Dieter S. Wegner NEWBURY — Dieter S. Wegner, 78, passed away on Oct. 7, 2020, at his home, after a period of declining health. He was born on Aug. 8, 1942, in Thorn, Germany, to the late Walter and Erika (Fenske) Wegner. Dieter grew up in Germany, moving to the United States when he was 25. …

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Joan S. VanDerpoel MEREDITH — Joan S. VanDerpoel passed away peacefully on Oct. 3, 2020, at the proud age of 92, at Meredith Bay Colony Club of Meredith, New Hampshire, the special place she called home for the last seven years. Joan loved her family unconditionally and was a caring, compass…

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Frank C. Maynard Jr. WEST LEBANON — The funeral service for Frank Carl Maynard Jr., 87, who passed away Dec. 23, 2019, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at West Lebanon Congregational Church. Attendees should wear face masks, observe social distancing, and bear in mind the maxim…

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Charlotte (Welch) Scanlon BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. — Charlotte “Chadie” (Welch) Scanlon passed away at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Born on March 18, 1935, in Bellows Falls, she was the daughter of Robert M. and Catherine N. (Gee) Welch. She was a “Gage…

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Eleanor M. Kanto NEWPORT — Eleanor M. Kanto, 98, peacefully passed away on Oct. 4, 2020, at Woodlawn Care Center. Eleanor was born on July 19, 1922, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, to the late Herbert and Mary (MacDonald) Terrey. She was raised in Pennsylvania and Sherbrooke, Canada, before settl…

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Jeanne Marie Magoon CLAREMONT — Jeanne Marie Magoon, nee Ferry, 87, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, after a long illness. She leaves behind a brother, Francis Ferry of Belchertown, Massachusetts; daughters, Gail Oster of Milford, and Nancy Morrison of Claremont; …

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Brenda M. Beckman Nov. 20, 1933 - Sept. 29, 2020 SUNAPEE — Brenda “Taffy” Beckman was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on Nov. 20, 1933. Along with her parents and brother Andrew, Taffy lived in Burlington, Vermont, until 1941 when the family moved back to Massachusetts. Living in Milton for h…

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Ethel V. (Clough) Jarvis Nov. 28, 1931 - Sept. 28, 2020 NEWPORT — Ethel Verna Jarvis, 88, also known as “The Commish” and advocate for all less fortunate, passed away peacefully on Sept. 28, 2020, at Woodlawn Care Center in Newport, New Hampshire. She was born and raised in Unity, New Hampsh…

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David P. Ambrose LEBANON — David Peter Ambrose, 61, passed away suddenly at his home Wednesday evening, Sept. 30, 2020. He was born in West Hartford, Connecticut, to Alphonse and Alvira Ambrose. David was raised in Watertown, Connecticut, and graduated from Holy Cross High School and Massach…

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Melvin R. George NEWPORT — Melvin R. George, 84, died peacefully Sept. 24, 2020, at his home with his family. A celebration of his life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at the Newport Moose Lodge.

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Steven B. Benson NEWPORT — Steven B. Benson, 68, passed away peacefully March 25, 2020, at his home, surrounded by family. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with prayers and remarks at 12:30 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at the Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home.

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Ida L. (Taylor) Wallace NEWPORT — Ida Lee Taylor Wallace, 74, passed away peacefully on Sept. 28, 2020, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, after a period of declining health. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on Oct. 31, 1945, (Halloween) to the late Harry and Ida (Burt) Taylor Dani…

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Michael O. Quinn Dec. 3, 1940 - Aug. 28, 2020 SPING HILL, Fla. — Michael Quinn quietly passed away on Aug. 28, 2020, at his home in Spring Hill, Florida, after a long battle with cancer. His wife and daughter were at his side. He was born in Hanover, New Hampshire, on Dec. 3, 1940, the son o…

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David Picard CLAREMONT — David Picard, 75, of Claremont, New Hampshire, peacefully passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Valley Regional Hospital in Claremont, after a long battle with cancer. The son of Rayburn and Ula (Miller) (Picard) Houston, he was born Ap…

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Frances D. Densmore 1924 - 2020 AUGUSTA, Maine — Frances D. Densmore, 96, formerly of Claremont, New Hampshire, and more recently of Augusta, Maine, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, at MaineGeneral Rehab and LTC at Gray Birch. She was born in Augusta on March 15, 1924, the daughter of Lester …

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Jody (Hendee) Metcalf CLAREMONT — Jody Hendee Metcalf, 41, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 27, 2020, due to underlying health conditions. Jody was born in Claremont, New Hampshire, Feb. 15, 1979, to Barry and Deborah (Hendee) Metcalf. Jody was the second oldest of four siblings, Michael Me…

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Patricia J. (Morehouse) Rude NEWPORT — Patricia died peacefully at home with her family after a period of declining health. She will be missed by her many families - biological, adopted, church and community. After teaching in Sunapee for 25 years, she led Newport's Adult Ed program, was an …

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Lorraine (Patch) Zigman PERKINSVILLE, Vt. — Lorraine Patch Zigman passed away at Cedar Hill Assisted Living in Windsor, Vermont, on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, after a long battle with cancer. Lorraine was born on Oct. 10, 1936, in Waterbury Center, Vermont, to Harold and Edna Allen Patch. The…

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William C. "Bill" MacDonald NEWPORT — William C. "Bill" MacDonald, 68, passed away surrounded by loved ones on Sept. 25, 2020, at the Jack Byrne Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Bill was born on Nov. 7, 1951, to the late Charles and Helen (Kinney) MacDonald. As a lifelong Newport resident, …

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Joseph C. Parenteau SPRINGFIELD — Joseph C. Parenteau from Springfield, New Hampshire, passed away, after a long illness, on Sept. 22, 2020. He was born Dec. 17, 1931. Due to Joe's request, there will be no services.

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Collin D. Clifford CHARLESTOWN — Collin D. Clifford passed away at his home in Charlestown, New Hampshire, on Sept. 15, 2020, of natural causes at the age of 57. Collin was born on April 15, 1963, in Springfield, Vermont, to Daniel and Gina Clifford and spent his entire life living in Charle…

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Peter D. Koson ALSTEAD — Peter D. Koson died peacefully on Sept. 24, 2020. He was born on May 14, 1941, in Walpole, New Hampshire, to Jacob and Norma (Aldrich) Koson. A graduate of Walpole High School, he enlisted in the Air Force in 1959 and after serving four years, returned home and atten…

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Melvin R. George NEWPORT — Melvin R. George, 84, died peacefully at his home with his family on Sept. 24, 2020, after a period of declining health. He was born on Aug. 2, 1936, in East Derry, New Hampshire, to the late Harry E. George Sr. and Loretta M. (Kingsbury) Roddy. Melvin served in th…

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Shirlene (Clough) Tremblay NEWPORT — Shirlene Clough Tremblay died at the age of 80 on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. She was the fourth daughter of Ted and Edith Clough of Hampton, New Hampshire. She was a 1957 graduate of Hampton Academy and High School and a 1960 graduate of Mary Hitchcock Mem…

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Barbara M. Young SPRINGFIELD, Vt. — Barbara M. Young, 87, passed away at the Springfield Health and Rehab. Center on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. She was born June 23, 1933, in Claremont, New Hampshire, the daughter of Joseph and Mercedes (Coutermarsh) Landry. She attended schools in Claremont. …

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Patricia M. "Pat" Gould CLAREMONT — Patricia Miles "Pat" Gould, 90, passed away peacefully in the care of Sullivan County Healthcare Center in Unity, New Hampshire, on Sept. 19, 2020. Pat was a lifelong resident of Claremont, New Hampshire. Since the age of 18, she was employed by the City o…

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Evelyn R. Bent CHARLESTOWN — Evelyn R. "Evie" Bent, 69, of Charlestown, New Hampshire, passed away on Sept. 9, 2020, with her loved ones by her side. She was born in Hillsboro, New Hampshire, at the home of her grandmother, on March 30, 1951. Daughter of Ernest and Doris Bent, she attended C…

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Arline and Kenneth Hamel NEWPORT — Arline and Kenneth Hamel will be laid to rest on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at 10 a.m. in Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport, New Hampshire. Arline A. Hamel, 83, passed away peacefully at Sullivan County Nursing Home on March 21, 2020. Kenneth R. Hamel, 86, passed…

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Jerry M. Proper NEWPORT — Jerry M. Proper, 69, died in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 7, 2020, in Boscawen, New Hampshire. He was born on July 28, 1951, in St. Albans, Vermont, to the late Horace and Elaner (Peno) Proper. Jerry spent a few years in Southington, Connecticut, before moving to …

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Cody J.E. Pillsbury NEWPORT — Cody Jerry Edward Pillsbury, 22, died in a motorcycle accident riding with his grandfather in Boscawen, New Hampshire, on Sept. 7, 2020. He was born on June 15, 1998, in New London, New Hampshire, to Dwayne E. Pillsbury and Laura L. (Proper) Glynn. Cody grew up …

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Ronald E. Dowsett CHARLESTOWN — Ronald Edward Dowsett, 84, of Charlestown, New Hampshire, passed away on Sept. 14, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in New London, Connecticut, on Nov. 13, 1935. He had worked as a night watchman at Sullivan County Nursing Home. He also…