Obituaries

A Life: Marianne Peterson, 1924 — 2014; ‘She Loved to Entertain, Whether It Was in Her Home or On Stage’

Monday, December 22, 2014

Charlestown — For Marianne Peterson, life was to be lived full speed ahead. Whether belting out a show tune in a local variety show, entertaining, cooking one of her signature dishes, selling advertising or organizing and working numerous activities for her church and community, doing things half-heartedly was not Peterson’s style. “All of …

Peter Hand Conard

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Seattle, Wash. — Peter Hand Conard, a deep thinker and connector of people and ideas, died at home, after a long journey with lung cancer, on Dec. 10, 2014, in Seattle, Wash., surrounded by his wife and sons. He was 52 years much too young. Peter grew up in Vershire, Vt., on the campus of the Mountain School, founded by his parents just …

Alma Marie Jacklin

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Alma Marie Jacklin, 93, of Claremont, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Alma was born in Dedham, Mass., on Jan. 14, 1921, to Edward and Louise (Kiessling) Kamps. She graduated from Dedham High School, attended Burdett College, and worked as a dental assistant and bookkeeper in Boston. Alma married Harry Jacklin in 1941. They moved to New Durham, N.H., in …

Martha S. Morse

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Unity, N.H. — Martha S. Morse, 89, of Unity died on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a brief illness. She was born in Bath, Pa. on Jan. 11, 1925, the daughter of Willard P. and Bessie Louise (Lewis) Smith. She had …

Elizabeth B. DeVaux

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Norwich, Vt.— Elizabeth B. DeVaux, 75, passed away peacefully, Thursday afternoon Dec.18th at her home in Norwich, surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 10, 1939 in Woodsville, N.H. the daughter of Stanley and Gertrude (Staples) Bishop. …

Ilene Susan Dresner

Friday, December 19, 2014

Newtown, Conn. — Ilene Susan Dresner, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at her Newtown home, after a six-month battle with cancer. The daughter of the late I. Stanley Massarsky and Sylvia Massarsky (Katz) , Ilene was born in Passaic, N.J. on April 20, 1947, and …

Tracy Douglas Findley

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Tracy Douglas Findley, 42, passed away suddenly Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. He was born on May 21, 1972, to Austin Findley and Judith Hazen. Tracy grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Lebanon High School, class of 1991. He then earned his associates degree from …

Pamela Jean Gile

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lyme Center, N.H. — Pamela Jean Gile, avid gardener, runner, cross country skier, New England Patriots fan; and beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died in her Lyme Center home on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. Pam was born in Capetown, South Africa on Dec. 1, 1954, daughter of …

Melvin Curtiss Benzie, Sr.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Bradford, Vt. — Melvin Curtiss Benzie, Sr., 84, a longtime Bradford resident, died on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at the Brookside Nursing Home, White River Junction, Vt. Melvin was born in Calais, Vt., on July 16, 1930, to James J. and Helen M. (Peck) Benzie. Following graduation from …

Marie E. Adams

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Haverhill, N.H. — Marie E. Adams of Haverhill passed away on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014. “Nell” was born in Worcester, Mass. to Angelo and Antoinette (Biscotti) Forleo on May, 12 1929. She is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-laws, Bob and Vicky Adams of Haverhill and Ken …

Hilda Lorraine Harris

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hebron, N.H. — Hilda Lorraine Harris, 92, of Bliss Lane, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at Speare Memorial Hospital, in Plymouth. Born in Hanover, N.H. on Jan. 3, 1922, Hilda was the daughter of Watson and Eleanor (Swift) Judd. Hilda grew up in Stratford, Vt. and attended Stratford, …

Joan E. Breen

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stoneham, Mass. — Joan E. Breen, 82, formerly of Boston, died on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, following a lengthy illness. Mrs. Breen was born and raised in Sunapee, N.H. and a graduate of West Lebanon High School. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, she moved to Boston. …

Paul R. Pushee

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Claremont, N.H. — Paul R. Pushee, 70, of Claremont died Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hale Funeral Home and Cremation Care of Bradford, Vt. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. …