Obituaries

A Life: Bert Leonard; ‘If We Needed Something, All You Had to Do Was Mention It’

Monday, February 8, 2016

Lebanon — Longtime Lebanon firefighter and former City Councilor Bert Leonard used his affable personality and status as an “old townie” to help fellow residents, blending compassion with common sense as he drew from his working-class background. Serving as a full-time firefighter from 1967 to 1988, Leonard put his considerable charm to work …

Paul Roger Lambert Sr.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Hanover, N.H. — Paul Roger Lambert Sr. , age 69, passed away peacefully after a long illness, on Saturday Feb. 6, 2016 at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare Facility. He was born Sept. 16, 1946 to Ernest and Doris ( Forget) Lambert in Lowell, Mass. He attended Lowell High School and then enlisted in the US Army Combat Engineers where he proudly served in …

Dr. Robert E. Gosselin

Monday, February 8, 2016

New London, N.H. — Dr. Robert E. Gosselin, 96, of Little Sunapee Road, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at the New London Hospital with his family by his side. There are no services planned at this time. A full obituary will appear at a later date. …

Nancy Fountain Schwarz

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Orange, N.H.— Nancy Fountain Schwarz of Orange, N.H. passed away on Thursday Feb. 4, 2016 at the age of 66. She was born in Hanover, N.H. at MHMH on October 8, 1949, the daughter of Edward A. Fountain and Helen M. Moore. She was raised in West Lebanon …

Natalie Barbara Shirman

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Quechee, Vt. — Natalie Barbara Shirman, 79, died surrounded by her family on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Naples, Fla. Natalie was born on Feb. 14, 1936, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of Joseph and Sara (Krasner) Ratner. Natalie worked as a registered nurse and has lived in …

Raymond A. Robie, Jr.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Bridgewater, Vt. — Raymond A. Robie, Jr. lost his two year battle with cancer at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. He was a fighter right to the end. Ray was born in Franklin, N.H. on Jan. 8, 1961, the son of the late Raymond A. Robie …

Leon Coolidge Royce

Friday, February 5, 2016

Hartland, Vt. — Leon Coolidge Royce, 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, at his winter residence in North Fort Myers, Fla. amongst family members. He was born July 15, 1924, to Phillip and Nora Royce in Hartland, Vt., where he maintained his permanent residence for …

Ronald E. Stanford

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Canaan, N.H. — Ronald E. Stanford, 89, of Canaan and George’s Mills, N.H. passed away peacefully at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, after a brief illness. No services are planned at this time. A complete obituary will appear in the Valley News at a later …

Michelle M. LaFromboise

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Chelsea, Vt. — Michelle M. LaFromboise, 45, died Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at her mother’s home in Chelsea. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home, Chelsea. …

Halton “Al” T. Grindle

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Plainfield, N.H. — Halton “Al” T. Grindle, 82, of Ledge Drive, died peacefully at home after a short illness on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, with his daughter, Kathleen, by his side. He was born in Penobscot, Maine on July 22, 1933, the son of Joseph and Alice R. …

Alison McCallum May

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Hanover, N.H. — Alison McCallum May, age 85, died peacefully at home in Hanover, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, surrounded by family. Born July 13, 1930, to James Dow McCallum, a professor of English at Dartmouth College, and Margaret Beck McCallum, Alison was raised in Hanover. She graduated …

Victor P. Jarvis

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Ascutney, Vt. — Victor P. Jarvis, 91, a longtime resident of Ascutney, passed away Monday evening, Feb. 1, 2016, at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 30, 1924 in Claremont, N.H. the son of Philip and …

Dave Alfred Lacourse

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Glanwood City, Wis. — Dave Lacourse of Glenwood City passed away Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, after battling a long illness at Parkview Home in Woodville, Wis. Dave was born on Jan. 7, 1950, in Windsor, Vt. to Ruby DeGrasse Lacourse and Victor Lacourse. He attended high school in …