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Obituaries

David Garfield French

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Concord, N.H. — David Garfield French passed away at the age of 100 on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of 76 years, Atossa Herring, in December of 2013. He is survived by four of their five children—Atossa, Constance (d. 1946), Christopher, James, Peter—seven of their eight grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. In keeping with his lifelong …

Jeffrey F. McCanna

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Jeffrey F. McCanna, of West Lebanon, N.H., died Sunday, March 1, 2015, after a bout with chronic illness. He was 65. McCanna was defined by his charm, wry wit, good looks and blistering smarts. His mother called him the Walking Encyclopedia. And she was right. Throughout the Connecticut River Valley, McCanna was well known as a commercial loan officer. …

Jeanne B. Fifield

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Concord, N.H. — Jeanne B. Fifield, 67, of Concord, formerly of Pembroke, Manchester, Enfield and West Canaan, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, at Epsom HealthCare Center, Epsom, due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Born on Mother’s Day, May 11, 1947, in Hanover, Jeanne was the second daughter of the late LeVern H. and Doris (Leach) Buzzell. Jeanne grew up in West …

Donald C. Berwick

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Brandon, Fla. — Donald C. Berwick, 82, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at the James Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Donald was born July 31, 1932, in Lawrence, Mass. In 1937 along with his family, he moved to Plainfield, N.H., where he attended grammar school. In …

Clarence Jacob Smith

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — Clarence Jacob (CJ) Smith, 72, of West Lebanon passed unexpectedly on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. He was born in Brackenridge, Pa. on April 29, 1942, and was the son of Clarence Jacob Smith, Sr. and Dorthy (Marlow) Conway. He attended Temple University where he …

Melissa Brown Ambros

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Hartland, Vt. — A public celebration of the life of author Melissa Brown Ambros, 97, a resident writer of Hartland for over 60 years who died Dec. 12, 2014, in Windsor, Vt., will be held Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 8 Brownsville …

Ernest George Eaton

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Durham, N.H. — Ernest George Eaton, 82, former resident of Eliot, Maine and Lebanon, N.H., passed away on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Spruce Wood in Durham. His wife of 60 years, Mary Louise Eaton (Mary Lou Walsh), was at his side. He was born in Windsor, Vt. …

Joseph Hurshell Sears Jr.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Joseph Hurshell Sears Jr., 70, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at DHMC in Lebanon, N.H., surrounded by his family. He was born at home in Canaan, N.H. on July 28, 1944 to Joseph H. and Frances (Grace) Sears. When Joe was 8 his …

Rev. Dr. Buddy Rogers Pipes

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Rev. Dr. Buddy R. Pipes passed away peacefully in the Hughes Car Unit of Harvest Hill, Lebanon, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, after a prolonged illness. He was born in Marion, Va., on June 15, 1931, the son of Fred and Hattie Virginia (nee Grinstead) …

Thomas R. Willis, Jr.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

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Daniel R. Wallace

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

West Hartford, Vt. — Daniel R. Wallace, 55, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, unexpectedly at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. Arrangements are pending with the Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction, Vt. A full obituary will follow in a later edition. …

John Malcolm Lavigne

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

West Lebanon, N.H. — John Malcolm Lavigne, 75, of West Lebanon, died at Lebanon Center Genesis on Monday, March 2, 2015, after a long illness. John was born on Feb. 26, 1940, the only child of Malcolm and Lauretta (Shovan) Lavigne of West Lebanon. He graduated from Lebanon …

Paul Hazen Stearns

Monday, March 2, 2015

Grantham, N.H. — Paul Hazen Stearns, longtime resident of Grantham, passed peacefully at his home in Claremont, N.H., on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2015, where he lived in the care of his daughters. Born March 29, 1945 to Fred and Doris (Hazelton) Stearns, Paul was the youngest of …