Obituaries

A Life: Ann Jean Thomas, 1926-2015; ‘They Are All So Beautiful’

Monday, August 3, 2015

Woodstock — In her last book of verse, published in 2013, Ann Jean Thomas included a short, enigmatic poem titled In Praise of Lithium Silicates. Only 12 lines, the first nine as opaque as the minerals they describe: From the Tamminen Mine in Greenwood, and from the tailings of Mount Apatite, they face …

Hope Margaret Wescott

Monday, August 3, 2015

Enfield, N.H. — Hope Margaret Wescott, 97, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015. Arrangements are pending with the Ricker Funeral Home of Lebanon & Enfield. An obituary will be published in a later edition. …

Virginia (Ginny) Marino

Monday, August 3, 2015

Orford, N.H. — Virginia (Ginny) Marino, born Feb. 16, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y., died Saturday, Aug. 1st, 2015 at home in Orford surrounded by her loving children; Martin (Tad) Marino, of Elmhurst, N.Y.; Lynn Perry, of Woburn, Mass. and Jeffrey Marino, of Manhattan. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Cameron Martin Perry, Alana Marin Perry, Rhiannon Delphine Marino and Finnavar Nuala Marino-Sweeney …

Ruth Evelyn Wills

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lebanon, N.H. — Ruth Evelyn Wills, 98, passed away Jan. 2, 2015. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, at 10 a.m. in the West Lebanon Cemetery. Ricker Funeral Homes & Crematory of Lebanon & Enfield assisted the family with arrangements. …

Helen W. Knudsen

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

South Royalton, Vt. — Helen W. Knudsen, 82 died on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. after a period of failing health. She was born Nov. 29, 1932, in New Haven, Conn. the daughter of Vernon and Elinor (Crampton) Willard. She attended …

Martha Shepard Vernlund

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sunapee, N.H. — Martha Shepard Vernlund of Sunapee and formally of Middletown, Conn. died peacefully with loving family by her side on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at age 92. Beloved mother of Emily DelConte, Trina Hill, Alice Ford, Sarah Vernlund, Carl Vernlund, and Robert Vernlund. Grandmother of Kristen …

James Louis Hanlon

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Canaan, N.H. — James Louis Hanlon (Jim) passed away Monday, July 20, 2015, at the home of his brother Steve. Born July 16, 1958, in Exeter, N.H. Jim grew up in and attended school in Hanover. After school, he worked for many local restaurants. Jim chose to live …

Sally Ann Braden

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Windsor, Vt. — Sally Ann Braden, 81, a former longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Saturday morning, July 25, 2015 at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare Center in Hanover, N.H. She was born Jan. 15, 1934, in Windsor the daughter of Paul M. and Lora (Barton) Braden. She received …

Gay Wells Mize

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Chelsea, Vt. — Gay Wells Mize, of Chelsea, died peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at Valley Terrace, in Wilder, at age 86. Her leaving was as she wanted it, with family, laughter, poetry, and flowers surrounding her, and her husband of 62 years holding her hand. Gay …

Mary Estelle St. Jacques

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

White River Junction, Vt. — Mary Estelle St. Jacques, 94, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Valley Terrace in White River Jct. She was born in Northumberland, N.H. on June 16, 1921, the daughter of Eloi and Melanie (Johnson) Roy. Estelle graduated from Connecticut Central College with a …

John Woodward-Poor

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Plainfield, N.H. — John Woodward-Poor, 62, passed away June 8, 2015. A memorial service will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Flickinger Auditorium at Kimball Union Academy in Meriden, N.H. A reception will follow in the dining hall. …

Paula R. Berquist

Monday, July 27, 2015

Thetford, Vt. — Paula R. Berquist, 55, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. Paula was born Sept. 16, 1959, the daughter of Harold and Pauline (Pressey) Seace. Harold passed when Paula was young and her mother remarried Theodore Sullivan whom she considered her …

Marjorie C. Overman

Monday, July 27, 2015

Cornish, N.H. — The memorial service for Marjorie C. Overman, 98, a longtime resident of Cornish, who passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at the Elm Wood Center in Claremont, will be held Saturday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. at the Plainfield Community Baptist Church in Plainfield, N.H. …