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Obituaries

Ernesta Helen Watson

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Ernesta Helen Watson, 99, passed away in the comfort of her home on Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born on April 13, 1915, to the late Willie Wallace & Annie Maria (French) Wooster. Ernesta grew up in Canaan, N.H. and graduated from Margaret Pillsbury School of Nursing. She had worked for several medical institutions in Florida and New York; …

Robert H. Densmore

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Cornish, N.H. — Robert H. Densmore, 102 formerly of Route 120 in Cornish, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. following a brief illness. He was born in Claremont, N.H. on June 22, 1912 the son of Arthur J. and Lilla (Brymer) Densmore and had been a lifetime area resident. Robert had been employed as a papermaker …

Paul Brendel Dorain

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hanover, N.H. — Paul Brendel Dorain died on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Kendal in Hanover, N.H. where he had lived for the past 12 years. He was 87 years old. Paul grew up in New Haven, Conn. and attended Loomis School, graduating in 1944. He then served two years in the Navy. He graduated in 1950 from Yale University where he studied …

Madeline M. LaHaye

Monday, July 28, 2014

Lebanon, N.H. — Madeline M. LaHaye, 87, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in the comfort of her home while surrounded by her family. She was born on March 18, 1927, to the late Emmit & Madeline (Sturtevant) Smith. Madeline attended school in Plainfield and graduated from Lebanon …

Margaret Spaulding Bascom

Monday, July 28, 2014

Westmoreland, N.H. — Margaret Spaulding Bascom, 88, formerly of Charlestown and Acworth, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, with her husband at her side. She was born Margaret Edith Haddad on April 21, 1926, in Newport, daughter of Elias S. and Grace (Reed) …

A Life: Margaret ‘Peggy’ Poffenberger, 1922-2014; ‘Sought Peace, Worked For Peace’

Monday, July 28, 2014

Brookfield, Vt. — “Some things — soul-searching things — cannot be planned,” Margaret “Peggy” Poffenberger once wrote in a poem. “Living and dying, the daily and the extraordinary; To fly, purposefully, God-like, honking with wild geese, across the …

Reginald “Reg” Chester Stark, Sr.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Arcadia, Fla. — Reginald “Reg” Chester Stark, Sr., 86 passed away on Monday, June 30, 2014 in Arcadia. He was born Jan. 19, 1928 in Lyme, N.H., the son of Chester and Margaret (Bliss) Stark. Reg was a U.S. Navy veteran. He opened S & S Plumbing in …

Pauline Wood Yasinski

Monday, July 28, 2014

Wilder, Vt. — Committal services for Pauline Wood Yasinski, 95, who died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at her home, Will be held at Noon, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Fair Haven, Vt. Knight Funeral Home in White River Junction has been entrusted with …

John Fitzgerald

Monday, July 28, 2014

Enfield, N.H. — John Fitzgerald, 55, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014. Family and friends are invited to the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. An obituary will be published in a later edition of the Valley News. …

Martha Lynn Hale

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wayland, Mass. — Martha Lynn (Griffith) Hale of Wayland, formerly of Grantham, N.H.; Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Shelbyville, Tenn. died on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the age of 92. Beloved wife of the late Samuel N. Hale. Loving mother of M. Susan Elliott and her husband, David of …

Francis “Frank” R. Badolato

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Exeter, N.H. — Francis “Frank” R. Badolato, 87, of Exeter, died July 24, 2014 at Genesis Healthcare in Exeter following a period of failing health. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 25, 1927, the son of Frank Badolato and Rose (Lissandrello) Badolato. Having spent much of …

Kimberly Kristine Britton

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Urbana, ILL. — Kimberly Kristine “Kim” Britton, 43, of Urbana, IL, loving mother, wife, daughter, sister, and aunt, died tragically on Monday, July 21, 2014, in an automobile accident.  Her beloved daughter, Piper Gwynne Britton, 11, also died by her side. Kim was born in Inglewood, Calif., on …

Piper Gwynne Britton

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Urbana, ILL. — Piper Gwynne Britton, 11, of Urbana, Illinois, loving daughter, sister, grand-daughter and niece, died tragically on Monday, July 21, 2014, in an automobile accident.  Her beloved mother, Kimberly Kristine Britton, 43, also died by her side. Piper was born April 28, 2003, at Carle Foundation …