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During his military service, he enjoyed traveling with his family throughout the United States and Europe. He belonged to the Greenland Community Congregational Church for many years. He was also a member of the Yankee Clipper Chorus. He loved singing and was an avid Red Sox fan. His greatest pleasure was his gardening and his home. He enjoyed living a simple life, deriving pleasure from a productive garden and watching the birds. He will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his children, Joanne Brackett and her husband, John, of Greenland, Michael Henry Beekmann of Rochester and Valerie Ann Hertzog and her husband, Albert, of McGuire Air Force Base, N.J.; seven grandchildren, John Henry Brackett, Samuel James Brackett, Emily Louise Brackett, Daniel Roland Brackett, Amanda Beekmann of New York, Vanessa Rose Helen Hertzog and Courtney Elizabeth Hertzog; three brothers, Evert Beekmann and his wife, Elizabeth, of Winchester, Va., Fred Beekmann and his wife, Anna Lou, of Front Royal, Va., and Joe Beekmann and his wife, Donnie, of Garland, Texas; his sister, Joanne Taylor of Spotsylvania, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Amelia Rose Brackett, and sister, Betty Morgan. Visiting hours will be held at the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home, Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad St., Portsmouth, on Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Greenland Community Congregational Church, 2 Post Road, Greenland, on Thursday at 11 a.m. Friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Greenland Community Congregational Church.
COLE, Jean E.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Robert H. Cole of Ravenswood; daughters, Janet Pickens of Mount Pleasant, S.C., Margaret Brooks and her husband, Tom, of Charleston, S.C., and Nancy Williams-Berry and her husband, Kent, of Lexington, Ky.; son, Bill Cole and his wife, Rosemary, of Ravenswood; and seven grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her twin brother, Robert, killed in World War II; a younger brother, Gerald; and a granddaughter, Emily Pickens. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Ravenswood, with the Rev. Ron Stoner. Burial will be in Ravenswood Cemetery. Friends may visit from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood. Friends may email condolences to the funeral home for the Cole family at firstname.lastname@example.org
GIOVANNINI, FERDINAND F.
Born in Newfoundland, Canada, he was a resident of South Dartmouth for more than 50 years. He was the son of the late Gregory and Ethel (Pike) Giovannini. He was a sexton at St. Mary's Church in South Dartmouth for 25 years until retiring. Mr. Giovannini was a former member of St. Vincent de Paul Society and was a recipient of the Marian Medal. An avid sports fan, he especially loved watching the Red Sox and Bruins. He enjoyed duckpin bowling with the Knights of Columbus and other leagues. Spending time with his family brought great joy to his life.
Survivors include four daughters, Ethel Leidhold and her husband, Carl, of Mattapoisett and Wareham, Stella Souza and her husband, Joseph, of South. Dartmouth, Catherine Laurell and her husband, Jon, of Chatham and Carmel Arruda and her husband, Jack, of South Dartmouth; four sons, Lionel "Peter" Giovannini and his wife, Pamela, of Scituate, Norman Giovannini and his wife, Linda, of North Dartmouth, Victor Giovannini and his wife, Ana, of Fairhaven and John Giovannini of South Dartmouth; two brothers, Leo "Bud" Giovannini and Enrico "Rico" Giovannini, both of Canada ; three sisters, Ethel Everson, Margaret McDonald, and Mary Jackman, all of Canada; 22 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Gregory, Celestine, Julian and Guglielmo Giovannini, Carmel Harvey and Sister Julian of the Sisters of Mercy. His funeral service will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's Church, 783 Dartmouth St. Burial will be in South Dartmouth Cemetery. Arrangements are by Waring-Sullivan Home of Memorial Tribute at Dartmouth, 230 Russells Mills Road, Dartmouth.
HASTINGS, Marjorie Louise Wood
It was while training in Montreal she met and later married her husband Dr. Wade A. Hastings at the Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal. He predeceased her in 2003. The couple opened a family practice in North Bangor on Oct. 24, 1947, and operated in general phases of health care until 2000. She became an active and supporting member of the North Bangor United Methodist Church, May 1, 1955. She enjoyed hunting, gardening, bowling and was active in many community and civic organizations and events. She was a member of the Registered Nurses Club, College Club, North Bangor School Board and was a den mother for several years with the Boys Scouts of America.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Barry and Zenaida Hastings of North Bangor, Dr. Brent and Molly Hastings of Burlington, Vt., and Bruce and Karen Hastings of Brandon; grandchildren, Darcy Cole, Darrin Sherwin, Jason Hastings, Missy Hastings LaVigne, Michael Hastings, Jonathan Hastings, Jeffrey Hastings, Alison Hastings, Angela Hastings and Alan Hastings; great-grand-children, Emma Hastings, Maggie Hastings, John Sherwin, Richard Sherwin and Kristy Sherwin. Besides her husband, she was predeceased by a son, Craig Hastings; a daughter, Cherry B. Sherwin, and a granddaughter, Sherry Hastings. Calling hours will be Friday, April 2, 2004, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Spaulding Funeral Home in Malone. Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at the North Bangor United Methodist Church with Reverend Dr. Neil McClain officiating. Spring interment will be in the North Bangor Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Bangor Fire and Rescue or the Hastings Hemodialysis Unit. Arrangements are through the Spaulding Funeral Home of Malone.
In 1938, she married her husband, Frank C. Hersey. She worked in Hersey's Bakery and in the lunch program at the Portsmouth Junior High School and Portsmouth Senior High School. She had also worked as a personal caregiver and companion to the sick and homebound. She was a member of the North Congregational Church in Portsmouth; a volunteer for the Chamber of Commerce at the kiosk located in Market Square; a volunteer for Meals on Wheels; and a volunteer for the Voice. She was a member of NARFE. She was a very compassionate person, always putting the needs of others first. She enjoyed baking for everyone. Her greatest pleasure was her family, grandchild and great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband of 65 years, survivors include her son, Robert A. Hersey and his wife, Hellen, of Portsmouth; grandson, Richard A. Morgan and his wife, Elizabeth, of Bedford; three great-grandchildren, Drew Morgan, Dana Morgan, and Lacey Ann Morgan; two brothers, John Pike of Portsmouth, Henry Pike of Dover; and two sisters, Frances (Pike) Strout of Rochester, and Mildred (Pike) Psalto of El Paso, Texas. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Norman Penney; and three sisters, Evelyn Penney, Mary Riechelt and Rhoda Pike. A funeral service will be held at J. Verne Wood Funeral Home - Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad St., Portsmouth, on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Friends invited. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Donations may be made to the Garden Unit, Mark H. Wentworth Home, 346 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, NH 03801.
KRUZLA, Eileen L. Morrissey
MATTOX, Ellie Hannah Ivany
She was a daughter of the late John George and Hilda Jeane Bailey Ivany, and was preceded in death by her husband, Tracy Henry Mattox; and Two brothers, Lonzo Ivany and Edgar Ivany. Survivors are Three Daughters, Violet and John Shipes, and Sandy and Bob Murff of Waycross, and Daphine and Bill Allen of Huntsville, Alabama; One son, Billy and Julie Mattox of Waycross; Two sisters, Veta And Martin Strong, Julie and Harvey Watton of Newfoundland; One Brother, Clement and Doris Ivany of Newfoundland; One Sister in Law, Susie Ivany of Newfoundland; she is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services for Mrs. Mattox will be held Thursday at 11:00 AM from the Beulah Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Beulah Cemetery. Visitation for Mrs. Mattox will be held Wednesday evening from 6 until 9 at the funeral home. Mrs. Mattox will lay in state at the church one hour prior to the service. Sympathy may be expressed by signing our online registry at Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home P.O. Box 375 659 Main Street Blackshear, GA 31516 www.pearsontreadwell.com Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MOLLOY, Genevieve Z.
Born in St. Shotts, Newfoundland, the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Hicks) Finlay of Canada, she was employed at Toohey Drug Store as a sales clerk before retiring. She was a communicant of St. Michael's Church and a member of the Ladies Sodality.
She leaves her son, Vincent Molloy and his wife, Linda, of Minnesota; her daughter, Anne Molloy and her husband, Henry Posner III of Pennsylvania; her brother, Alonzo Finlay of Newfoundland; and her grandchildren, Daren and Cailin Molloy and Hannah, Ida and Gus Posner. She was the sister of the late Mamie, John, Harry and Joseph Finlay. Her funeral will be held Monday, Dec. 27, from the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home (www.tighe-hamilton.com), 50 Central St., Hudson, with a Mass at 9 a.m., at St. Michael's Church, 21 Manning St., Hudson. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. Visiting hours are Sunday, Dec. 26, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the funeral home. Instead of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Pittsburgh, 212 Ninth St., Pittsburgh, PA 15222.
MULROONEY, Theresa, 80
RAMOS, Loretta of Winters, passed away at her home after a courageous battle with cancer on Dec. 2, 2004. Born April 27, 1938, in Newfoundland, she was 66 years old. Loretta was married to Billy Ramos for 32 years, and was a homemaker for 42 years. She enjoyed her occasional trip to Cache Creek, loved to sing, laugh and spend time with her friends and family; especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Billy; daughters Shelly Pardi, Dawn Mayes and Shane McBurnett, all of Winters; sons, Arnie McBurnett, of Woodland and Jason Ramos, of San Diego; grandchildren, Andrea Mayes, Leah Mayes, Jonathon Pardi, Jenna Mayes, Ashley Pardi, Taylor Mayes and Chris (Bubba) Mayes; longtime friend, Jessie MacKinney and best friend and sister, Barb. Loretta was one of 11 children by her parents, John and Agnes Mitchell, who preceded her in death. Donations can be made in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 1652 West Texas Street, Ste. 110, Fairfield, CA 94533. Visitation was held on Monday, Dec. 6, from 5-8 p.m. with a rosary to be recited at 7:30 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Winters. Interment will follow at the Winters Cemetery . Arrangements were made under the direction of Milton Carpenter Funeral Home.
Born May 8, 1934, and raised in Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Eunice (Madore) Young. She travelled around the countryside with her husband in the Air Force for 20 years. She resided in Portsmouth from 1964 to 1979, followed by Bingham, Maine, for over 22 years before moving to Alton in September, 2003. A homemaker and mother she also worked as a waitress at the officers club at the Ernest Harmond Air Force Base in Newfoundland, the former Booth Fishery, and as hostess and waitress at the Valley's Steak House in Kittery, Maine. Agnes enjoyed being with family and relatives, quilt making, knitting, and sewing. A member of the St. Peter church in Bingham, Maine, she attended church locally or Father Ham would visit her due to her illness.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Gerald Lucien Souliere of Alton; three daughters, Gloria L. Pierre of Stephenville Crossing, Newfoundland, Susan M. Gowen of Jacksonville, Fla., Elaine M. Wagner of Elko, Nev.; three sons, Phillip J. Souliere of Portsmouth, Jerry L. Souliere of Farmington, Roger E. Souliere of Portsmouth; a brother, Joseph Young of Stephenville, Newfoundland; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Robert in 1999; a daughter, Lorraine in 1992; a brother, Nicholas; and a sister, Carmelita. Calling hours will be on Tuesday morning, Oct. 26, 2004, from 8:30 until 9:45 a.m. at the Peaslee Funeral Home 24 Central St. Farmington. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church, 88 Central St. Farmington at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. George E. Ham as celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery, Biddeford, Maine. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the V.N.A & Hospice of Southern Carroll County, P.O. Box 1620 Wolfeboro, NH 03894
Surviving members of the family include his wife, Christine (Scott) Tobin of Rochester; two sons, Michael A. Tobin, Jr. of Scotia, N.Y. and Patrick S. Tobin of Berwick, Maine; one daughter, Linda A. Tobin of Barrington; four step-daughters, Beverly Kraycar of Wilmington, N.C., Sharon Bickford of Franklin, Maine, Cindy Rogenback of Brunswick, Maine and Marcia Merenda of Wilmington. He also leaves two brothers, Frank Tobin and Tommy Tobin, both of Witless Bay, Newfoundland; one sister, Dawn Dinn of Witless Bay, Newfoundland; as well as four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 20 at the H. J. Grondin & Son Funeral Home, 177 North Main St., Rochester, N.H. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Rochester follow by burial in Holy Rosary Cemetery.
TULLY, Thomas 51, physician's assistant
WHITE, Kathaleen S. White
Born on Sept. 22, 1908, in Carbonear, Newfoundland, to George Francis and Harriet Theodora (Power) Simmons, Kathaleen spent her first three years in England, then crossed the Atlantic with her parents to grow up and become a lifelong resident of Portsmouth. She and her husband, Howard, of 57 years, who predeceased her in 1982, spent much of their retirement at their second home on White Pond in Ossipee. Kathaleen was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church from childhood, active as a volunteer and serving on the altar guild in her younger years. She was president and chaplain of the Service Mother's Club during and after World War II and a volunteer for the Senior Citizens of Portsmouth.
Kathaleen was blessed with three daughters, Shirley A. Cresta of York, Maine, Joan Y. Miller of Ossipee, and June H. White Miller of Berlin, Mass.; and a son, Howard J. White, who predeceased her in 1988. She is survived by 13 grandchildren: John, Samuel, James and Lisa Cresta, Joy Hagstrom and Maria Goss, Howard T. White and Dr. Linda White, Joanne Campbell, Roxanne Hunter, Alfred Robert, Kevin and Faye Miller. She is also survived by 33 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Kathaleen is remembered for her willingness to travel and experience new places, her tolerant and encouraging ways, and her devotion to family. Funeral services will be held at the Christ Episcopal Church, Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, Monday at 1 p.m. Friends invited. Visiting hours will be held at the J. Verne Wood Funeral Home -Buckminster Chapel, 84 Broad St., Portsmouth, Sunday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Family flowers only. Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth or the National Parkinson Foundation, Inc., Mary Ann Sprinkle, Director of Development, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue / Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.
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