Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The Salem resident died May 7 at the age of 60.
Wednesday, May 15
Richard J. Harrower, 60, of Salem, NH died Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Derry surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 26, 1952, a son of the late John and Edith (Colbath) Harrower. He was born in Somerville, MA, raised in Burlington, MA and lived in Salem, NH for over 25 years. Richard was an electrician for Burlington Engineering for 15 years. He was a former member of the Billerica Rod and Gun Club in Billerica, MA. He was survived by two sons, Benjamin Harrower and his wife Brenda of Abington, MA and Adam Harrower and his wife Sara of Burlington, MA, as well as three grandchildren, Jacob, Olivia and Nicholas. There are no calling hours. Graveside services were held on Saturday, May 11, …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Canterbury resident was husband, step-father, former Libertarian candidate for Congress, and apps inventor.
Hardy Macia, who spent one of his last breaths requesting that Gov. Maggie Hassan approve a medicinal marijuana proposal for New Hampshire with a homegrown provision, passed away earlier today, according to friends and family. Macia, who had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, was stricken with the disease last summer while he was running for the 2nd Congressional District and assisting former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson's run for president. Macia was a husband and step-father of two. He worked in Canterbury as an app developer and worked as a civilian for Naval Ship Systems in Pennsylvania, in the 1980s and 1990s. He was also president of Catamount Software. Previously, he was a Board of Selectman in Grand Isle, VT, and ran for governor there in 2004, …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
He was a lover of country music and all things Irish.
Thursday, May 2
Clarence J. Spinney, 84, of Salem, NH died Tuesday, April 30th at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. Clarence was born in Haverhill, MA, the son of the late Marion (McPherson) and Bernard Spinney. Clarence loved country music. He especially loved his girlfriend Cheryl. He loved being out in the community and everything Irish. He was predeceased by his by his brothers, Bernard and Bruce. Clarence is survived by his sister, Pat and her husband Anthony Longo of Salem, NH and two nephews, Mark and James Longo and his friends at Community Crossroads and Crotched Mountain. Visitation will be Friday, May 3rd from 10:30 – 11:00 AM with a Funeral Service to follow at 11AM at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, NH. …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
She died at the age of 71.
Tuesday, April 30
From Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home: Marcia E. (MacArthur) McLaughlin, age 71, of Salem, NH, died Sunday at Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA. She was born and educated in Springfield, Ohio. Marcia was a purchaser for Smith & Nephew Dyonics in Andover, MA. Marcia enjoyed cooking, baking, and cake decorating, walks, traveling and shopping. She loved puzzles, suduko, and she was an avid reader. She was predeceased by her husband Vincent C. McLaughlin. She is survived by her daughters: Debbie McLaughlin and her wife Linda Keaton of Billerica, MA Priscilla and her husband Tom Pollock of Leominster, MA Mindy McLaughlin and her best friend Cindy Eichman of Salem, NH Grandchildren: Michael, Matt, Ryan, Sean, and Sara Several Nieces and Nephews …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Donald F 'Ducky' Sullivan loved the horse racing at the racetrack.
Monday, April 29
From Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home Donald F. “Ducky” Sullivan, age 86, of Salem, NH, died Friday at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA. He was born in Wilmington, MA, grew up and was educated in Chelsea, MA. He was a resident of Salem for the past 28 years, formerly of Everett, MA. Ducky was an assembler for Keene Lighting in Wilmington, MA. He also worked part time at Rockingham Park Race Track in Salem. He was a US Army veteran, serving in World War II. Ducky loved horse racing at Rockingham Park and enjoyed hanging out at Dunkin Donuts with his friends. He is survived by his wife: Concetta (Sorrentino) “Tina” Sullivan of Salem, NH Daughter: Patty and her husband Lou Lombard of Methuen, MA Brothers: Owen and his wife Mary Sullivan of …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Brenda (Chouinard) Gagnon died surrounded by her family.
From Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home: Brenda (Chouinard) Gagnon, 38, of Salem, NH died Friday, April 19th at Parkland Medical Center, surrounded by her family. Brenda was born and educated in Lincoln, ME. She graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in dental hygiene. She worked many years as a dental hygienist and also operated a small second hang shop. Brenda was a member of St. Joseph Church. She had a caring, generous spirit and a smile that would light up a room. She will be greatly missed. She is survived by her husband, Kevin Gagnon, her two beautiful children Brooke Rose and Jake Adam Gagnon, her parents Evangeline (Bosse) and Jean-Yves Chouinard of Lincoln, ME, her maternal grandmother, Yvonne Fournier of St. Eusebe, …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Chinese national was studying statistics at Boston University. She was killed in Monday's bombing at the Boston Marathon.
A Chinese newspaper has identified the third Boston Marathon bombing victim as Lu Lingzu, a Boston University graduate student, according to the Associated Press. Lu, from Shenyang, China, was studying statistics in Boston. A second Chinese national and BU student, Zhou Danling, was also injured in the blasts. She is listed in stable condition in a Boston hospital, according to Chinese officials. Lu's death has led to an outpouring from friends, family and concerned neighbors in China. Lu's Sina Weibo page already has 20,000 comments from shocked and upset friends (Sina Weibo is a Chinese social media service that combines Twitter- and Facebook-like features). A former neighbor in China was elegiac when talking about Lu on his Sina Weibo …
Monday, April 15, 2013
No service is planned. Family requests memorial donations to Salem Animal Rescue League.
Monday, April 15
From Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home Constance Evelyn (Dawson) Bartlett, 95, longtime Nashua resident and former nurse at St. Joseph Hospital, died Sunday April 7, 2013, at her home in Salem with her daughter by her side after a lengthy illness. Family and faith came first and were of great importance to Connie. She enjoyed her life roles but especially those of wife, mother and grandmother always putting others first. Her greatest pleasure was spending time visiting with her children and grandchildren along with all her family and friends. She was in constant care and attendance by her six beloved cats that cared for her with their warmth and constant loving attention. Her gardens and bird feeding stations were in view from all windows and…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Susan A. (Decker) Tucker died surrounded by her family.
Thursday, April 11
From Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home: Susan A. (Decker) Tucker age 69 of Salem, NH, died Friday at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Dorchester, MA, grew up and was educated in Arlington, MA. She was a resident of Salem for 44 years. Susan was an activities assistant for the Wingate Nursing Home in Haverhill, MA. She had also previously worked for the State of NH division of Family Services in Salem, NH, and worked at K-Mart in Salem for over 20 years. Susan also was a hairdresser. Susan was active in the Salem, NH Little League, where she was a team coach, player agent on the Board of Directors. Susan also volunteered for the Dana Farber Pan Mass Challenge. She enjoyed gardening, traveling and her grandkids. She is …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
William A. “Papa” and “Big Bill” DePardo died Saturday.
Wednesday, April 10
From the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home of Methuen, Mass.: William A. “Papa” and “Big Bill” DePardo, 74, died Saturday April 6, 2013 at Holy Family Hospital with family by his side. Bill was born in Hartford, Connecticut October 27, 1938 and had been a resident of Methuen for the greater part of his life. He was born the son of Valentine W. and Anne (Greco) DeMarco and was a 1957 graduate of Tenney High School and Northern Essex Community College. He served his country in the United States Navy. Mr. DePardo was very involved in our community. He was a member of the Zoning Board, School Committee member and chairman, proprietor of Billy D’s Restaurant, the owner of DePardo’s Furniture, a founding member of Methuen Youth Hockey, and served …