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Henry Beekmann
, 71, of 181 Dearborn Road, passed  away on Saturday, July 24, 2004, peacefully at his home. He was born in Albany, N.Y., on Nov. 28, 1932, the son of Evert Sr. and Johanna (Burger) Beekmann. He was raised and educated in Harper's Ferry,  W.Va. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951. He was stationed at  St. John's, Newfoundland, where he married his late wife, Rosemary Fry. They  were married 47 years.

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.
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
The Parkersburg News and The Parkersburg Sentinel, West Virginia
Jean Evelyn Newbury Cole
, 83, of Ravenswood died Dec. 7, 2004, at Ravenswood Village Center. She was born Oct. 8, 1921, in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, a daughter of the late William and Violet Halfyard Newbury. She was a homemaker, a member of the First Baptist Church in Ravenswood and a member of her church circle. She was an avid bridge player and belonged to several area clubs.

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
(Contributed by George Newbury)

Ferdinand "Fred" F. Giovannini
, 84, of South Dartmouth died Wednesday, June 16, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital following a brief illness. He was the widower of Teresa "Tess" M. (Saint) Giovannini.

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
Marjorie Louise Wood Hastings
, 85, of North Bangor, died March 29, 2004, at the Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, N.Y. She was born in Twillingate, Newfoundland, Aug. 29, 1918, the daughter of Dr. Albert John and Eliza Blandford Wood. She was educated in Twillingate and continued her education for two years at Memorial College in St. John's Newfoundland and also two years at the Dalhausie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She received her degree in nursing from the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec in June of 1942. She received the highest test grades in the history of the nursing program in the Province of Quebec to that date.

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.

HERSEY, Elizabeth
Mrs. Elizabeth "Liz" (Penney) Hersey
, 89, of 62 Concord Way, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at Mark H. Wentworth Home in Portsmouth. She was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland, Canada, on May 8, 1914, the daughter of Robert N. and Sarah E. (Northcott) Penney.

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
Mrs. Kruzla
, 85, of Spotswood, formerly of the Fords section of Woodbridge, died April 20, 2004 in Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Prior to her retirement, she was employed as an assembler at White Westinghouse, Edison, where she worked for 23 years. Surviving are her husband, Frank; two daughters, Shirley Calabrese of the Cream Ridge section of Upper Freehold and Lorrie Erli of Aberdeen; a brother, Fred Morrissey of Toronto; two sisters, Peggy Baird and Ethel Smart, both of Newfoundland; four grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren. A Mass was offered at Immaculate Conception Church, Spotswood. Interment was in Holy Cross Burial Park, South Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to Solutions Pregnancy and Health Center, 837 Broad St., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702.

MATTOX, Ellie Hannah Ivany
Waycross , GA  
Mrs. Ellie Hannah Ivany Mattox
, 82, passed away Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at the Pierce County Nursing Home. Born in Ivanhoe, Newfoundland, she had lived in the Pierce County area for the past 58 years. She was a Nurse Technician at the Satilla Regional Medical Center, formerly Memorial Hospital in Waycross, and also a Homemaker. She was a member of the Beulah Baptist Church where she taught the Primary Sunday School class for 12 years. She was a Poet who wrote a book of "Inspirational Poems" that was published in 1981. She was the recipient of the Silver Poet award in 1990, she also received several other awards for her poetry. Some of her poems are in the Library of Congress.

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   Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MOLLOY, Genevieve Z.
Genevieve Z. Molloy
, 93, died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in Pittsburgh, Pa. She was the wife of the late James Vincent Molloy.  

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 (, 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
Lincoln Times News, Lincolinton, North Carolina
T. Mulrooney
Theresa Mulrooney
, 80, of Newfoundland, Canada, died Jan. 30, 2004. Funeral services will be at a later date in Newfoundland, Canada. Survivors include two daughters, Marian M. Clark of Lincolnton and Denise Mulrooney; two sons, Michael Mulrooney and Joseph Mulrooney of Newfoundland, Canada; eight grandchildren, Jason Clark, Aaron Clark, Bryan Clark, Caitlin Clark, Nathan Clark, Ryan Mulrooney, Renee Mulrooney and Brenda Mulrooney. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton or The Gathering Place, St. John's, Newfoundland.

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.

Agnes Pauline Souliere
, 70, of Pearson Road in Alton, died Friday morning Oct. 22, 2004, at the Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro after a lengthy illness.

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

TOBIN, Michael
Michael A. Tobin
, 84, of Rochester, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center in  Wilmington, N.C., after a period of failing health. He was born in Witless Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, and had been  living in Rochester since 1967, moving from Marshfield, Mass. He was predeceased  by his first wife, Dorothy (Jason) Tobin, who died in 1999. He was the former owner of Lafayette Market in Rochester.

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
Thomas "Tom" W. Tully
, 51, died Thursday, June 3, 2004, from injuries sustained in a car accident near Havre, Mont. Services will be at 7 p.m. June 21 at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Westminster, Colo. A Memorial Service will also be held June 26 in West Yellowstone, Mont. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home of Havre is in charge of arrangements Mr. Tully was born on May 15, 1953, at Argentia, Newfoundland, to Gordon and Blanche (Stefanowicz) Tully. Survivors of his immediate family include his wife, Lynn G. Tully of Idaho Falls, Idaho; daughter, Morgan G. Tully of Idaho Falls; father and mother of Westminster; and sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Bob Heien of Westminster .

WHITE, Kathaleen S. White
Kathaleen Stanford (Simmons) White
passed away quietly on Friday morning, March 12, 2004, at the Mark H. Wentworth Home in Portsmouth.

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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