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Edgar W. Houde
Edgar W. Houde, Jr.,
74, of Cape Neddick, Maine,
died on Thursday, April 1, 2010.
He was born August 4, 1935 in
Nashua, NH, a son of the late Edgar W. and Mary (Aponovitch)
Houde. He graduated from
Nashua High School and Saint
Anselm College and served in
the United States Army. Edgar
worked at Saint Anselm College
as the assistant food service director for 35 years. As an avid
outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, boating and golf. He was a
good-hearted man and a good
friend, who will be remembered for his smile and sense of
humor. He leaves his wife of 39
years, Anna M. (Lavoie) Houde;
a sister, Florence Elizabeth
Houde of Nashua; sisters-inlaw, Representative Charlotte
Houde Quimby and her husband Tony of Meriden, NH and
Diane Lavoie of Nashua; brothers-in-law, Robert Lavoie and
his wife D.J. of New London,
NH and David Lavoie and his
wife Pat of Westford, MA and
an aunt, Emma L. Aponovitch
of Newport, RI. He also leaves
6 nieces and nephews, Robert J.
Houde and his wife Sue of Centreville, VA, Dr. John P. Houde
and his wife Jennifer of Meriden, NH, David E. Houde of Los
Angeles, CA, Judith A. Houde
Hardy and her husband Greg,
Mary Beth Houde and her
partner Terri and Senator Matthew S. Houde, all of Meriden,
NH, as well as numerous grand
nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was predeceased by his
parents and a brother, Robert
J. Houde. A memorial service
will be held on Saturday, June
26, at 10:00am at Saint Anselm
College Chapel in Manchester,
NH. Relatives and friends are
invited to attend. memorial
contributions may be made to
the American Cancer Society,
30 Spleen Street, Framingham,
MA 01701.
Benjamin F. Devoid Sr.
Benjamin F. Devoid,
Sr., 80, resident of Milford,
NH died May 25, 2010 at the
Community Hospice House,
Merrimack, NH.
He was born in Berlin, NH on
July 22, 1929, a son of the late Edward and Bessie (Douse) Devoid.
Mr. Devoid was raised and
educated in Berlin, NH and graduated from Berlin High School.
He had lived in the New England
Area for most of his life.
He retired from Exxon Mobil
in 1982, as a Senior Representative Dealer. Mr. Devoid was
a U.S. Army veteran having
served during the Korean War.
He enjoyed camping with
family and friends. He was
a loving husband, a devoted
father, grandfather and greatgrandfather.
Family members include his
loving wife of 42 years, Norma
(Morin) Devoid of Milford, NH;
three sons and two daughters-in
law, Stephen and Judith Devoid
of Plymouth, NH, David Devoid
of Townsend, MA, Reverend
Benjamin F. Devoid, Jr. and his
wife, Sandy of Charlotte, NC;
seven grandchildren, Diana
Walton, Dana Devoid, David Devoid, Amy Devoid, Nicholas Devoid, Alex Devoid and Hannah
Devoid; one great-grandchild,
Lillian Devoid; a brother and
sister-in-law, Fredrick and Yvette
Devoid; a sister, Frances Ingersol,
all of Berlin, NH; a sister-in-law,
Beverly Gay of Stoddard, NH;
dear friends, Betty and Clyde
Collishaw of Nashua, NH; many
nieces and nephews.
A celebration of his life will
be held on Friday, May 28, 2010
at 10:00 am in the Milford United Methodist Church, 327 North
River Road, Milford, NH. Burial with military honors will be
held at a later date in the New
Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations
may be made to the Community
Hospice House, 210 Naticook
Road, Merrimack, NH 03054
or to the New England Baptist
Hospital, 125 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120, ATTN:
Development Office. To leave
an online condolence, please go
to www.smith-heald.com.
Donald L. Shore
AMHERST – Donald L.
“Donaldo” Shore, 76, resident of
Amherst, NH, died May
26, 2010 at St. Joseph’s
Hospital, Nashua, NH.
He was born in Brockton, MA on July 29, 1933,
a son of the late Herbert
and Helen (Marston)
Mr. Shore resided in
Amherst for the past
25 years and formerly
lived in West Haven, CT for
many years.
He had been employed for
Norden Systems, Norwalk, CT
and retired in 1995 as a contract
Mr. Shore was former president of West Haven Little
League, original board member
of the West Haven Youth Hockey and a member of the West
Haven Jaycees. Following his
retirement, he volunteered for
SCORE and the Share Program
in Milford, NH.
His favorite times were spent
with family and friends telling
stories and jokes. He enjoyed
playing bridge, golfing, tennis
and sailing. He loved life, traveling with his wife, Sandy. He
will be sorely missed by many
and is gone much too soon.
Mr. Shore was a U.S. Marine
Corps veteran and served on
the front lines in Korea.
He was predeceased by his
Dawn Shore and a stepson, Gregory Campbell.
Family members include his wife, Sandra
(Fontanella) Shore of
Amherst, NH; two sons
and daughter-in-law, Michael Shore and Joann
Wilson of San Francisco, CA, David and
Roseann Shore of West Haven,
CT; a stepson, Thomas Campbell of TX; three grandchildren,
David, Christopher and Brian;
a sister, Mary Shore of Ruckersville, VA; two sisters-in-law,
Virginia Shore of Southington,
CT and Patricia Delgreggo of
Meriden, CT; two brothers-inlaw, Gene Fontanella of Wallingford, CT and David Webster
of Westville, CT; several nieces
and nephews.
Memorial visiting hours will
be held on Sunday, May 30th
from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Smith
& Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm
Street, Milford, NH. In lieu of
flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Disabled American Veterans-NH,
19B River Road, Newington,
NH 03820. To leave an online
condolence, please go to www.
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Diane P. (Goguen) Savoie
Diane P. (Goguen) Savoie; 62,
of Nashua, NH passed away on
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the
Community Hospice House in
Merrimack, NH.
She was born in Moncton, New Brunswick
on September 5, 1947,
the daughter of the late
Albert and Anna (Boudreau) Goguen.
Diane has been a
Nashua resident for 26
years, previously residing in
Waltham, Ma. She is a communicant of St. Joseph the Worker
Parish in Nashua. Diane was
employed for many years as a
Real Estate Agent for various
companies throughout her career, including Caldwell Banker, Foster & Foster, ERA Drivic,
and Dewolfe N.E. She was very
successful in the real estate
business, receiving several
Real Estate Awards. She loved
to drive and was proud to spend
a year driving tractor trailers. Most recently she worked
as a sales clerk for JC Penney.
Diane enjoyed playing bingo
with her niece, traveling, especially to Canada to visit with
her family, and eating seafood.
Her greatest love was spending
time with her family, especially
her granddaughter, Mia Mary,
and her pseudo granddaughter
In addition to her parents, she
is predeceased by three brothers, Raymond Goguen, Alcide
Goguen, and Camille Goguen,
and a sister, Jeanita Gagnon.
Diane is survived by her loving husband, Ivan J. Savoie of
Nashua; a son, Michael Savoie
and his wife Julie of
Londonderry, NH; a
two brothers, Alyre
Goguen and his wife
Noella, Ronald Goguen
and his wife Eva, both
Brunswick; two sisters, Doris Arsenault,
and Linda McMullin and her
husband David both of Moncton, New Brunswick; a granddaughter, Mia Mary Savoie of
Londonderry, NH, and a pseudo
granddaughter, Amanda Saraceno of Townsend, MA, as well
as several nieces, nephews and
Visiting hours will be held
on Thursday, May 27, 2010
from 4 PM to 8 PM at the
NASHUA, NH 03060. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 28, 2010
at 9 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Nashua. Burial will
follow at St. Louis Cemetery in
Nashua. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Diane’s
name to Merrimack Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook
Road, Merrimack, NH 03054. To
view an online tribute or offer
go to www.
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Nancy M. Hopey
Nancy Marie Hopey of ton Bruins and Boston Celtics.
In her earlier years she enAmherst, NH, died in Boston
on May 25, 2010 peacefully sur- joyed swimming, gardening,
rounded by her family at Mas- arts and crafts, shopping and
sachusetts General Hospital. playing golf. She enjoyed the
She died of complications of beaches of Cape Cod and Maine.
Juvenile type one diabetes, of Above all, she loved spending
which she battled for 58 years. time with family and friends.
She is survived by her loving
She was 66 years old.
Nancy was a resident of husband, Edward P. Hopey of
Amherst for the last 31 years, Amherst; two daughters, Cynpreviously residing in Chelms- thia White and her husband Lewford, MA and Plainsfield, NJ. is of Amherst; Michelle Hopey
Nancy was born in Quincy, MA of Brookline, MA; two sons,
on October 30, 1943, the daugh- Christopher Hopey and his wife
ter of the late George and Anna Cheryl Lucas of Nashua; Richard Hopey and his wife Margue(Caccaro) Cappola.
Educated in Weymouth, MA rite of Mont Vernon; five grandschools, Nancy was a gradu- children, Lauren and Rachel
ate of Weymouth High School, White of Amherst, Christopher
Hopey Jr. of Nashua, Jack and
Class of 1961.
After raising her four chil- Ethan Hopey of Mont Vernon;
dren, she went on to earn her two brothers, George and his
bachelors degree in Behav- wife Glenna Cappola of Kingsioral Science from Univer- ton, MA; Edward Cappola of
sity of New Hampshire in Pembroke, MA as well as many
1991. Upon graduation, she nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are Friday, May
worked as a counselor at Catholic Charities in Manchester. 28th from 4:00-8:00 pm in the
In her early years she was em- Smith & Heald Funeral Home,
ployed as nurses aide at South 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. A
Shore Hospital in Weymouth, mass of Christian burial will
MA, where she met her hus- be celebrated on Saturday at
band, Edward in 1962. She also 1:30 pm in St. John Neumann
worked as a teacher’s aide for Church, 708 Milford Road,
many years in various schools. Merrimack, NH. Burial will
Nancy was a communi- be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery,
cant of St. John Neumann in Merrimack Road, Amherst,
Merrimack. She was an origi- NH. In lieu of flowers, donanating member of the parish tions in her memory may be
and for many years was active made to the American Diabetes
as a Eucharistic minister and Association, NH Affiliate, 249
sister Lorraine Johnson. Leo is a volunteer with the SHARE Canal Street, Manchester, NH
survived by his wife Susan (Ed- and Day Away Alzheimer’s pro- 03101. Smith & Heald Funeral
Home, Milford, is handling arwards) Geoffroy, a son Michael grams.
An avid sports fan, she en- rangements. To leave an online
and his wife Debbie Geoffroy
of Lyman, NH a daughter Lorri joyed following the Boston Red condolence, please go to www.
Geoffroy and her fiance Mark Sox, New England Patriots, Bos- smith-heald.com.
Francoeur of Nashua. Two
grandsons Joseph and Stephen
Vydfol both of Nashua , a stepgrandaughter Lisa Roberson of
Lyman NH and a sister, Jeannette and her husband Leonel
Sandra (Gamache) Nadeau, Craig Nadeau of Hudson; a
Chandonnet of Dracut Ma. There 72 of Hudson, NH died Wednes- daughter, Cheryl Nadeau and
are no calling hours. A Mass for day, May 26, 2010 at St. Joseph her significant other Donald
him will be at a later date.
Hospital in Nashua following a Oconnor of Derry, NH; two
brothers and a sister-in-law,
lengthy illness.
She was born September 25, Robert Gamache of Hudson,
1937 in Hudson, daughter of the Jerry and Libby Gamache of
late Gerard and Virginia (Al- Missouri; two sisters, Susan
Kouches and her husband Stan, lison) Gamache. She was also Butters of Plymouth, MA and
of Keizer, Oregon; 4 grandchil- predeceased by a son, Timothy Jean Gamache of Utah; as well
dren, 7 great-grandchildren; Nadeau, in 1999.
as several nieces, nephews, and
three sisters, Ruth Frazer, of
Sandra was the wife of Fer- cousins.
Baltimore, MD, Jane Prince nand Nadeau of Hudson, with
There will be no public servicIsaacs, of Baltimore, MD, Meme whom she shared 54 years of es. To send an online message of
Granger, of Altamont, NY; niec- marriage.
condolence to the family, please
es and nephews. Mr. Frazer was
She enjoyed wintering in visit www.dumontsullivan.com.
predeceased by his wife, Au- Florida and vacationing in THE DUMONT-SULLIVAN FUdrey (Worthington) Frazer, who Maine.
died in August 2006.
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Leo N. Geoffroy
Leo N. Geoffroy 74, of Nashua,
NH died at home Monday May
17,2010 after a long battle with
cancer. He was born in Lowell MA on January 17, 1936 and
was the son of the late Leo L and
Laura (Cote) Geoffroy. He was
raised and educated in Lowell
MA. Leo worked many years for
WH Bagshaw Inc. until his retirement. Leo served in the Navy
and also the National Guard.
Leo was predeceased by his
grandson Christopher Vydfol
who died in Nov.2009 and also a
John F. Frazer III
John F. Frazer, III, 91, of
Bedford, NH and formerly of
Lexington, MA, died Sunday,
May 23, 2010, at the Catholic
Medical Center, in Manchester,
Mr. Frazer was born in Baltimore, MD, June 27, 1918, the
son of the late John F. and Eva
R. (Allen) Frazer, II. Mr. Frazer
was a resident of Manchester/
Bedford area since 2002. Prior
to this, he lived in Lexington,
MA for 48 years. Mr. Frazer
was a graduate of Princeton
University, with a Bachelor of
Engineering degree.
He was a lieutenant in the
United States Army, and served
during World War II.
Prior to his retirement, Mr.
Frazer was employed as an
electrical engineer and worked
for Panametrics.
He enjoyed gardening, doing
crossword puzzles, and playing
the piano. Mr. Frazer was a licensed Ham Radio Operator.
Members of his family, include; three daughters, LindaJo Pettingell, and her husband
Justin, of Milford, NH; Jane
Frazer Brown and her husband,
Otis of Otisfield, ME; Ruth Ellen
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